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        J B Cherry [C1a8f5h1h], son of John Randolph Cherry and Mary Jane Sikes, was born in 1879 in Stewart Co TN, and probably died before 1880. (77)


        J Beauregard Cherry [C1a7d4e1e], son of Phineas E Cherry and Mary Wood, was born in 1862 in Jackson Co TN. (77)


        J Columbus Cherry [C1a8i3j5], son of Allen A Cherry and Margaret T Wilkes, was born about 1836 in Warren Co KY. "J C Cherry," age 23, died in Warren Co on 27 June 1859 of a fever, and was single. He was born in MS per his death record. His parents were shown to be "A A & M T Cherry." (C,57knqd)


        J McEwen Ervin Cherry [C1a6e4h2d1], son of Octie Cherry and Jennie McEwen, was born in June 1898 in Columbia, TN. (EC,10u)


        Jace M Cherry [C1a7d4e5b9], son of Lemuel Turner Cherry and Missouri Ellen Plumlee, was born 22 November 1907 in Clay Co TN, and died 3 August 1959 in Clay Co. He was buried in Smith Cemetery at Pine Hill, Clay Co. Jace married Ida Hestand in Clay Co on 17 April 1927. She was born 3 May 1905 in Clay Co, daughter of Esco Hestand and Ethel Turner, and died 26 April 1944 in Clay Co. Ida was also buried in Smith Cemetery. In 1930 Jace and Ida lived two doors from her parents in Clay Co. (64vmfc)


        Jack Sanders Cherry [C1a6e2h1f16b], son of Morris Fox Cherry and Margaret Patton, was born 30 August 1924 at Bogalusa, Washington Par LA. He spent his life in TX and died 11 September 2005 at Houston. His obit stated that he was a son of "the late Morris Fox and Dolly M (Patton) Cherry," yet in the 1930 census the only son living with Morris was Jack’s elder brother Morris Fox Cherry Jr, born in 1922. And in 1930, Morris Fox Cherry Sr’s first wife, Margaret Patton, had no son in her household. Margaret did marry a second time with Les Myers after 1930, and they had a son named William. In Jack S Cherry’s obit, it also said that his brother "William Cherry Myers" died before Jack did. Jack was a US Marine in WW II and afterwards was a lineman for the electric company. He married Missouri Faye Wilson. Jack was buried in Crestview Memorial Park at Wichita Falls. He and Faye had two children, both born at Houston-

1.     Michael Patton Cherry, b 30 May 1947

2.     Patricia Ann Cherry, b 4 Oct 1948 (M, W,403f, 382Nuvwf)


        Jackson Cherry [C1a8f4h], son of Charles Cherry Jr and Rosannah R Yarrell, was born in 1815 in Montgomery Co TN. He was named in his father's 1818 will. (77,40ijk)


        Jacob Cherry [C3a], of SC, was granted power of attorney on 10 October 1791 in Tyrrell Co NC from Jesse Cherry of Tyrrell Co to pay all just debts against the estate of Jesse's son David Cherry, and to collect all debts due him. David died in 1791 in SC. This power of attorney was proven in Kershaw Co SC. Jacob married Sarah _____, and died after 25 November 1823 in Kerwshaw Co where his will was written. Jacob and Sarah had five children-

1.     Jacob Cherry Jr (JC)

2.     Elizabeth Cherry, died before 1823. She or her sister Mary married a Mr Terry and had a daughter-

        a.     Penelope Terry, b a25 Nov 1823 (JC)

3.     Mary Cherry, died before 1823. She or her sister Elizabeth married a Mr Pierce and had three children before 25 November 1823-

        a.     John Pierce, b a25 Nov 1823 (JC)

        b.     Charles Pierce, b a25 Nov 1823 (JC)

        c.     Elizabeth Pierce, b a25 Nov 1823 (JC)

4.     David Cherry, b 1801 in SC, died on 6 December 1870 at Bells, Grayson Co TX. He married Susan Carpenter, daughter of Dan Carpenter and Lydia _____. Susan was born in SC and died on 10 October 1850. David and Susan had seven children-

        a.     Mary Cherry, b 1830 in FL (JC)

        b.     Francis M Cherry, b 1831 in FL, died in 1909 at Bells, Grayson Co TX, and was buried in Washburn Cemetery at Bells. He married Nancy Ellen Edge of Grayson Co on 31 March 1865 in Grayson Co. She died in 1928 and was buried in Washburn Cemetery. (JC)

        c.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1833 in FL (JC)

        d.     David Cherry, b 1835 in FL (JC)

        e.     Jacob Cherry, b 29 Aug 1837/1839 in San Augustine Co TX, and died on 20 December 1913 at Bells, Grayson Co TX. He married Jane Poplin in San Augustine Co on 26 January 1860. She was born 13 June 1841 at Bells, and died on 17 November 1921 at Bells. (JC)

        f.     William P Cherry, b 1839 in TX. (JC)

        g.     Susan Sally Cherry, b 1846 in TX. She married _____ Harrison. (JC)

5.     John V Cherry, b abt 1802

There was an advertisement in Pickens District, SC, on 24 June 1841 where a David Cherry was searching for a surveyor to "lay out and admeasure a tract of land unto David Cherry not exceeding ten thousand acres observing the Surveyor Generals instructions," etc. This advertisement was again placed on 28 November 1841. Apparently David got his land surveyed and he built a home on it by 18 April 1848. Court records then reported that a slave named Joseph belonging to David Cherry took a horse from David and rode off. The horse was injured, and it was found and returned to David at this time. These SC counties and districts are at the northern edge of the state, just below the NC border.

Since Jacob’s descendants lived in the same areas of the USA where descendants of the early Cherry ancestors of Martin Co NC lived, Jacob is given an ID# pC3a] to help identify which ancestor everyone came from. (107,DK)


        Jacob Herring Cherry [C1a8p4f4g], son of Lemuel Cherry and Jane Ellen Ezzell, was born in January 1880 in Duplin Co NC. He married Myrtle Waters at Glissons, Duplin Co on 8 March 1905, amd lived at Wolfscrape. She was born in NC in 1879, daughter of Robert Waters and Jane _____. Jacob died at Mount Olive, Duplin Co on 16 September 1939. They had four children by 1920, all at Wolfscrape-

1.     Herman C Cherry, b 1909 (35vwf)

2.     Omega Cherry, b Mar 1910 (35vw)

3.     Thurman Earl Cherry, b 7 Aug 1912, died 27 December 1982 at Mount Olive, Duplin Co. He was single when he died. (35wfd)

4.     Marvin Elwood Cherry, b 1 Feb 1919, died 7 December 1980 at Greenville, Pitt Co. He married Nettie Gray Barwick and was a carpenter. (35wf,7d)

Jacob’s widowed father lived with him and Myrtie in 1910.

Nephew Austin Pate [C1a8p4f4d7] lived next door in 1930. (35suvmwf)


        James Cherry Jr [C1a5c3a], son of James Cherry and Sarah _____ of Martin Co NC, was born about 1768 in Martin Co. He lived in Bertie Co in 1790. He was not found in NC in 1800. There was a James Cherry "of Martin County" who sold a Negro to Richard Williams on 22 January 1808 (Book E, page 31). (5a,1pz)


        James Cherry Jr [unknown], of Bertie Co NC, was in the War of 1812 (in 1814), in the Detached Militia, 1st Regiment. James was also in the 1820 Bertie Co census, aged between 26 and 44. Therefore he was born between 1776 and 1794. In 1820 in his household there were no females, but there were two young men between the ages of 16 and 25. There was another James Cherry (without a "Sr" or "Jr" title) in Bertie Co in 1820. This other James was of the same age range, but was married with seven children. (105,6i)


        James Cherry [C1a6f5], son of Solomon Cherry and Sarah Eley, was born in 1758, probably in Bertie Co NC. He was on a Bertie Co tax list in 1774 (all males named are at least age 16); he was the only son of Solomon who was on that list. James married Elizabeth _____, and died in Bertie Co soon before February 1826, but was not in the 1800 Federal census (per First Census Of The United States). William Spivey, John Robbins, and William Hendrixon were the executors of James' 3 February 1825 will (Book F, page 92). His will said he had children, but did not name them. There was a James Cherry Jr in Bertie Co in 1790, plus a James Cherry. The James Jr was at least 18 years old in 1790, or born by 1772. This would place his birth date too soon to be a son of James (Sr), who was born in 1758. James (Sr) did have a daughter-

a.     Sarah Cherry, b 1780s? (57,77,NW,WD, 6tae)


        James Cherry [C1a5b3], son of Faithful Cherry Jr and Susannah _____, was born prior to 1765 in Tyrrell Co NC, and likely by the late 1740s. He was not found in the 1785 state census of Martin Co, but his father's household had so many people in it that James, his wife, and two sons could easily have been four members in Faithful's home. James left a Martin Co will dated 24 May 1785 (Book 1, page 356) in which he named his wife Sarah, and gave his "two sons John Cherry & James Cherry" what their mother left after her death. Most wills in Martin Co of this period do not have the date in which the will was entered into court (i. e., the probate date), but they are recorded in roughly the sequential order in which they are presented to the courts. The prior will went to probate in September 1797, and the few wills before that one were written in 1797 and 1798. Therefore, James's will was written about a dozen years before he died. The will following James' will was written in March 1800, and a few wills after that one the probate date was in April 1801. James must have died sometime after September 1797 and by April 1801. Furthermore, since he was not in the 1800 census, he probably died between 1797 and the summer of 1800 when the census was taken. James was named in his father's 9 February 1787 will as if James was still alive.

        The only James Cherry households in these years were the James Cherry taxpayer in Hertford Co (just north of Bertie Co) in 1779 and in 1784, and the James Cherry taxpayer in Bertie Co in 1774 (son of Solomon Cherry.) There were two James Cherrys in Bertie Co in 1790, and one in Hertford Co. The Hertford Co James Cherry house had one adult male, one boy, and two females. In Edgecombe Co in 1790 the James Cherry with two boys and three females in his home was James, son of James. In Martin Co in 1790 the James Cherry (living near Jesse, Joel, Harrell, and Jonathan Cherry; i. e., in Williamston) had two adult males (James and one of his sons) and one female in his household. Because of the early census and tax records of the Williamston area in Martin Co, it appears that James's sons became adults in the late 1780s, and by 1790 one had married and settled in Bertie Co (James Jr), while the other was still living at home. James had two sons-

a.     James Cherry Jr, b abt 1768

b.     John Cherry, b abt 1772 (91,77,1ape,6at,46t)


        James Cherry [] died in 1804 after he wrote his will on 17 September 1804. He appointed James Jones and William Jones "both of the county of Hertford" as his executors. Executor James Jones died in 1815. James Cherry's will was proven in court in Hertfort Co in February 1805. The estate was worth over £10,000. His daughter Elizabeth Cherry received Negros Rachael and Lewis and furniture. Daughter Mary Cherry received received Negros Ben, Mourning, Luke, and Willis, and furnitture. Both of these daughters married during the estate's settlement. Daughter Nancy Cherry was to received Negros Flora and Wright, but was still a minor. James Cherry's wife, in the meanwhile, married again. Part of James' will bequeethed all remaining Negroes to go to his three daughters if his wife should die. The executors sold six Negroes to pay debts, including Negro Flora which Nancy was to receive. The three daughters, moved to Bertie Co soon after their father's estate was handed out to the two eldest daughters. Daughter Nancy was a minor when the will was written. Because of many circumstances: Executor James Jones died, the heirs moved to Bertie Co, Assets were handed out before the estate bills were paid, then a lawsuit was brought by the guardian on minor daughter Nancy Cherry to force the executors to give her what she should have recieved, and because witnesses in this lawsuit did not answer court summons to give an accounting of what transpired with the estate's executors, etc, Nancy's inheritance was not yet settled by 1919-

1.     Elizabeth Cherry, b by 1790, married Enoch Carter after her father's will was written in September 1804. (6y)

2.     Mary Cherry, b by 1790, married Edward Fleetwood Jr after her father's will was written in September 1804, then died by 1813. (6y)

3.     Nancy Cherry, b abt 1802 (6y) (6y)


        James Cherry [C1a2f9e], son of Thomas Cherry and Rachel Outlaw, was born in 1798 in Bertie Co NC (1796 per 6kn), and was named in his father's will. James apparently died by February 1854 because David Outlaw was the executor of James' estate in Bertie Co then. James did not appear to be married in 1850, but had probably married years earlier. In 1840 he was living in Bertie Co without a wife, but apparently had a son-

1.     son Cherry, b 1821-1825 (57,C,6knm)


        James Cherry [C1a7f4e2], son of James Rufus Cherry and Esther Duers, was born in the 1810s in Bertie Co NC. (77)


        James Cherry [C1a8c1a3a], son of John W Cherry and Elizabeth Boyer, was born in 1820 in Howard Co MO. He married Frances J Hines on 16 February 1843 in Linn Co. She was born in MO in 1824. Frances probably died in the 1850s, because James' new wife in 1860 was Sarah Woods; they married in Linn Co on 21 April 1857. She was born in 1838 in MO. And in 1870 James was married again, this time to Mrs Isabella McCrary (nee Routen?) on 21 December 1865 in Linn Co. She was born in 1845 in IL. James' children were-

1.     John A Cherry, b 1844 in Linn Co MO, married Sarah Shohonce on 8 September 1865 in Linn Co. She was born in 1844 in MO. They had three children by 1870-

        a.     Mary F Cherry, b 1866 in Linn Co MO. (77)

        b.     Mathias Cherry, b 1868 in Linn Co MO. (77)

        c.     James F Cherry, b Oct 1869 in Linn Co MO. (77) (90,77,54mn)

2.     Mathias J Cherry, b 1847 in Linn Co MO, was living in Linn Co MO in 1850 and 1870. (90,77,54n)

3.     William S Cherry, b 1861 in Linn Co MO. (90,77)

4.     Obijah Cherry, b 1864 in Linn Co MO. (90,77)

5.     A J M Cherry (son), b 1865 in Linn Co MO. (90,77)

6.     Rachel Cherry, b 1866 in Linn Co MO. (90,77) (90,77,54m)

John H Routen, age 50 and born in VA, was living with James and Isabella in 1870. (77, 90,54n)


        James Cherry [C1a6h2c3], son of Robert Cherry and Mary Ann Davis, was born in 1836 in Davidson Co TN. He was not found in Gibson Co in 1860 or in 1870. He may have been Lewis James Cherry; see James' sister Adelaide V Cherry. James married Sarah J Morris and they had at least three children. (77,C, 146k, 13nqr)


        James Cherry [C1a8c1j7c], son of Rufus King Cherry and Martha Wilson, was born in 1855. (77)


        James Cherry [C1h], son of immigrant John Cherry, was probably born in the 1650s or 1660s in Norfolk Co VA. Nothing else is known of him. (133)


        James Cherry [C1a6e2h1b3], son of Jared W Cherry and Mollie Ann Johnson, was born, b 21 Jun 1869 at Keatchie, DeSoto Par LA and moved with his parents to Navarro Co TX when he was a boy. In 1900 he was still in Navarro Co and his brother Charles and sister Kate lived with him. By 1910 his brother Charles had married, and James then lived with Charles at Kerens. James married Louise M Davis on 12 December 1920 and in 1930 they lived in Henderson Co where he was a cotton farmer. Louise was born in TX in 1882. This was her second married, the first one being about 1899. They had no children by 1930. (W,365r, 101suv,576f)


        James Cherry [unknown], had moved to Hardin Co TN between 1815 and 1820. By October 1820 he was a large land owner in the county. In order to set up a new county capital, James sold 50 acres at Hardinsville to Hardin Co in 1822. He lived to a very advanced age. (51)


        James Cherry [unknown], of Bertie Co NC, was in the 1820 and 1830 census. He was born in the 1790s, and his wife was a few years younger. Because of the ages of the children in 1820 and 1830, it would appear that James and his wife took care of younger brothers and sisters. They lived close to Mrs Elizabeth Spivey and Mrs Elizabeth Cherry. James had four to six children-

1.     dau Cherry, b 1811-1820, may have been a younger sister who married in the 1820s. (6i)

2.     dau Cherry, b 1811-1820, was not in the 1830 census, so was a younger sister who married in the 1820s, or perhaps was an older child who died in the 1820s. (6ij)

3.     dau Cherry, b 1816-1820 (6ij)

4.     dau Cherry, b 1821-1825 (6j)

5.     son Cherry, b 1826-1830 (6j)

6.     dau Cherry, b 1826-1830 (6j)

In the 1820 census in James' home were a boy born between 1802 and 1804; he was still there in 1830. Also in 1820 there was a girl born between 1805 and 1810, but was not there in 1830 (married?), and two boys born between 1811 and 1815 were in James' home in 1820 and 1830. (6ij)


        James Cherry [unknown], was born in NC (Beaufort Co?) in 1837. In 1880 he was living in Beaufort Co, married to Nancy _____. Nancy was born in NC in 1845. By 1880 they had six children, all born in NC-

1.     Della Cherry, b 1866

2.     Wiley Cherry, b 1867

3.     Lemuel Cherry, b 1869

4.     Martha Cherry, b 1873

5.     Armittie Cherry, b 1875

6.     William Cherry, b 1878 (4s)


        James Cherry [C1a7d4c1a3m], son of Wheeler Morgan Cherry and Florence Bybee, was born 10 November 1926 in Rutherford Co TN. (39bfx)


        James A Cherry [C1a5b1b1c13], son of Willis Cherry and Emily L Perry, was born about 1861 in Beaufort Co NC. (He was not in the 1860 census as a child, but his 3 month old sister Mary was. Therefore James must have been born after the summer of 1860.) (77,4q)


        James Abraham "Abe" Cherry [C1a8c1a3c1], son of Joel Lilley Cherry and Mary Ann Hines, was born 22 February 1842 in Linn Co MO. He married Elizabeth Priscilla Rose on 17 March 1861. She was born in AR in 1838, daughter of James Rose and Mary Cohea. Abe was wounded in the Battle of Prairie Grove on the Confederate side, only a few miles north of the family farms. He died in Little Rock on 5 April 1863, probably from infections from his wound. In 1870 in Washington Co AR Elizabeth was living with her parents-in-law. Abe and Elizabeth had a son-

a.     Spencer C Cherry, b 1862 in AR, married Viola _____ and family tradition says he moved to CO. (90,101)


        James Alfred Cherry [C1a5b1b1c7f], son of Willis Sylvester Cherry and Virginia Norphlet Little, was born 28 December 1886 at Washington, Beaufort Co NC. He married Sudie Melinda Roberson. She was born on 24 December 1893, daughter of Joseph A Roberson and Susan Melisia Hodges. James died on 14 September 1963 at Washington, and Sudie on 13 July 1955, also at Washington. They are buried in Oakdale Cemetery at Washington. They had eight children-

1.     Delwood Carlson Cherry, b 28 Jan 1913 in Beaufort Co NC, died 25 June 1985 and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery at Washington. He married Ada Margaret _____ on 23 November 1967. She was born 15 August 1926 and died 2 August 2004. She was buried next to Delwood. (77,4c)

2.     James Alfred Cherry Jr, b 30 Jan 1914 in Beaufort Co NC. He died on 27 November 1934. (77)

3.     Vernon Lee Cherry, b 31 Jan 1915 in Beaufort Co NC. He died 30 May 1978 and was and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery at Washington. (77,4c)

4.     Melba Josephine Cherry, b 30 Sep 1917 in Beaufort Co NC. (77)

5.     Ashley Roberson Cherry, b 29 Sep 1919 at Old Ford in Beaufort Co NC. He married Mollie Agnes Hill on 7 July 1945. She was born 6 Mar 1921 at Chocowinity. They have three children-

        a.     Cheryl Jean Cherry, b 8 Jul 1947 in Beaufort Co NC. She married Paul Lester Moses on 8 July 1967. He was born 7 May 1945.

        b.     Patti Lynn Cherry, b 12 Feb 1949 at Washington, Beaufort Co NC.

        c.     James Ashley Cherry, b 1 Oct 1950 at Washington, Beaufort Co NC. He married Verena Kay Johnson on 26 August 1973 at Black Swamp, NC. She was born 14 July 1950 in Wayne Co, daughter of James Ray Johnson and Irene Brown. James and Verena have a son-

        d.     James Matthew Cherry, b 21 Feb 1977 (77)

6.     Mary Irma Cherry, b 28 Sep 1920 in Old Ford, Beaufort Co NC. She married Albert Warren. (77)

7.     Adrian Russell Cherry, b 30 Mar 1923 in Old Ford, Beaufort Co NC. (77)

8.     Susan Earlene Cherry, b 9 May 1925 in Beaufort Co NC. She married Chester B Alligood Jr, and died on 24 February 1948. (77) (77,4uv)


        James Anthony Cherry [C1a9p7d3], son of Willis Hiram Cherry and Sarah W Rackley, was born 25 September 1854 in Greene Co AL. He moved with his parents to Falls Co TX in the 1870s, and married Minnie Lee Thames in October 1894. She was born in TX in 1875. James died on 4 October 1913 and was buried in Gum Springs Cemetery, Harrison Co TX. Minnie died at Houston on 3 October 1946 and was buried at Cedar Point Cemetery in Houston Co. They had four children-

a.     Sallie James Cherry, b 30 Sep 1895 in McLennan Co TX. He lived in Houston Co in June 1917 and married Martha S Duguid after then. In 1910 he and his family lived in Harrison Co. Sallie lived at Houston, Harris Co when he died on 1 September 1970. (77,TXd,Z,M, 343v)

b.     Willis Hiram Cherry, b 6 Oct 1897, married Jewell Beck and had a son- 

        1.     James Anthony Cherry, b 16 Mar 1939 in San Patricio Co TX. (77,344b) (77,343v)

c.     Bobbie Dewey Cherry, b 16 Jun 1899 at Crockett, Houston Co TX. She married Jim Noel Loftin on 19 June 1919. He was born at Crockett on 12 June 1895, son of Christopher Columbus Loftin and Alice Peacock (1873 TX). Bobbie died 30 July 1952 at Houston and was buried in New Energy Cemetery at Belott, Houston Co. Jim died at Houston on 16 April 1970 and was also buried in New Energy Cemetery. He served in the US Army duiring WWI. They had two children-

        1.     Reta Hautence Loftin, b 27 Sep 1920 at Crockett, Houston Co TX, died at Houston, Harris Co on 25 June 1987. She married Byron Moses Moore and had two daughters, then married Joe Rice Poteet and had a son. Byron was born at Crockett on 2 February 1920, and died at Grapeland on 29 October 2001. They had three children, all at Crockett-

                a.     Rebecca Ann Moore, b 12 Aug 1940 (345b)

                b.     Reta Frances Moore, b 8 Jul 1942 (345b)

                c.     Jimmy Carl Poteet, b 30 Jul 1949 (345b) (77,345b)

        2.     Bobbie Loftin (77) (77,M,343v,192d)

d.     Benjamin Lee Cherry, b 11 Jan 1901, married Kathleen A Hooks. Bennie was living in Houston Co TX when he died there on 16 October 1974 at Crockett. They lived in Houston Co in 1930 and had seven children-

        1.     Johnnie Morris Cherry (dau), b 1926 (77,345f))

        2.     James Carl Cherry, b 29 Dec 1927 (77,345bf)

        3.     Jack Bernard Cherry, b 20 Feb 1930 (77,345bf)

        4.     June Joe Cherry (son), b 30 Jan 1932 (77,345b)

        5.     Julia Winfred Cherry, b 14 Dec 1934 (77,345b)

        5.     Patsie Jane Cherry, b 11 May 1938 (77,345b)

        7.     Mollie Joyce Cherry, b 15 May 1941 (77,345b) (77,Z,343v,345d) (77,330qr,329s, 343vc, 345f)


        James Blount Cherry [C1a8j4a5c], son of James Burton Cherry and Ada M Pierce, was born 9 July 1877 in Pitt Co NC. He was a clerk in 1920 and lived next door to his half-sister Ann Amanda Cherry. James had married Blanche Scott at Greenville on 20 June 1906. She was born 18 February 1885 in Hartford Co MD, daughter of Wakeman H Scott and Florrie Hopkins, and died at Greenville on 2 May 1978. She was buried in Hartford Co MD in Darlington Cemetery. Blanche was a nurse. James died 1 October 1929 and was buried in Cherry Hill Cemetery at Greenville. (104,C,7sumwc) (88,104, C,7knqufd)


        James Boyd Cherry [C1a7d4c1a], son of William Carroll Cherry and Mary Crawford, was born 31 May 1839 in Jackson Co TN. He married America Minor on 18 October 1869 in Jackson Co. Witnesses were Ben and Sarah Minor. America was born 23 May 1845 in TN and died in Jackson Co on 8 February 1881; she was buried in Jackson Co in Big Bottom Cemetery. James later married Millie Green in Clay Co on 29 April 1883. She was born 28 May 1843 in NC (age 57 in 1900, 66 in 1910) and died on 29 March 1928 at Gainsboro, Jackson Co (per death certificate). Her death certificate says she was "found driving in incoming ... and died sudden – supposed Heart trouble ..." D P Henderson supplied the info for Millie's death certificate and just guesed that she was "about 80 or 85 years old." James and Millie lived in Jackson Co in 1900 (Civil District 8, census page 156A), but were in Clay Co in 1910. James died on 29 December 1919 in Clay Co and was buried with America. He and America had six children, all born in Jackson Co-

1.     William Bennett Cherry, b 19 Oct 1870

2.     John Wilson Cherry, b 11 Feb 1872

3.     Wheeler Morgan Cherry, b 22 Apr 1874

4.     Harrison Thomas Cherry, b 15 May 1876

5.     Sarah Mary Margaret Cherry, b 4 Dec 1877

6.     Mollie Florence Cherry, b 13 Dec 1879

Millie Green had a daughter Myra M Green, born in Cumberland Co TN in 1866. Myra died by 1900. In 1880 Millie and her dauighter Myra lived at Tompkinsville, Monroe Co KY, which is where Millie probably met James Boyd Cherry. Millie's name in 1870 was Emelia Green. She was then living in Cumberland Co with Elizabeth Green. (1812 NC) and Millie's daughter Myra. (77,C, 26nqrsud,64v, 628r,291s)


        James Bradley Cherry [C1a6b2a2f1], son of William Henry Cherry and Dicy Jane _____, was born in 1825 in Stewart County TN (age 23 in 1850). He married Sarah E Hooks in Stewart Co TN on 25 June 1849. She was born about 1823 (age 37 in 1860 census, 45 in 1870) in Stewart Co, daughter of Charles Hooks and Elizabeth Ferrill. James and Sarah had three children in Stewart Co-

a.     Sarah Elizabeth Cherry, b 1851. She married Henry Frazer on 13 April 1877. (77, 37qr)

b.     Charles W Cherry, b Dec 1854. He married Anna F _____ in 1878. She was born in December 1862 in TN. In 1900 they lived next to Charles' first cousin Jefferson Davis Cherry [C1a6b2a2e6] and his wife Ada in District 3 in Stewart Co. Charles and Anna had three children-

        1.     Madie P Cherry, b Oct 1878, married and divorced a Mr Verlines by 1900. She lioved with her parents in Stewart Co in 1900 with her daughter; she had two children by then-

                a.     Bonnie Verlines,b Feb 1895 (37u)

                b.     child Verlines, b & d 1890s (37u) (37u)

        2.     James B Cherry, b Jul 1881 (37u)

        3.     William W Cherry, b Aug 1886 (37u) (77,37qru)

c.     Jackson William Cherry, b 1857/1858. (37mqr)

Charles Hooks apparently died by 1840 because Mrs Elizabeth Hooks was the head of her home in Stewart Co then; she had a daughter old enough to marry in 1849. (77,102,37knqr)


        James Burton Cherry [C1a8j4a5], son of John Cherry and Mary Ann Albritton, was born 17 January 1840 in Pitt Co NC, and was educated at Pitt Academy. Source 104 on page 252 says James was a son of William Cherry, and had brothers J J Cherry and T R Cherry. In 1860 James was "Gentleman" James B Cherry living with the George A Dancy family in the town of Greenville. James married twice: first to Pattie Ann Sherrod in 1862 in Pitt Co, a granddaughter of John Simpson, and married second to Ada M Pierce, daughter of "Blout C Pierce" and "Ann Kinsaul" (spelled that way on Ada's death certificate), about 1876. Ada's father's correct name was probably Blount since Ada's son's middle name was Blount. James Burton Cherry had two girls from his first marriage, and a boy from the second. James was clerk of the Co Court and Master in Equity of Pitt Co during the Civil War. For many years he was the county Treasurer, beginning in 1874, and ending in 1890. In 1898 he again allowed himself to run for the treasurer's position; holding it a total of twenty-two years. In 1864 he was elected clerk of the Superior Court and held it for four years. All this time he maintained his mercantile business at Greenville. At first he was in business with his brother J J, but bought him out. A few years later, in 1868, James took Tillman R Cherry, his older brother, as a partner.

        In 1900 Ada's maternal aunt Susan Kinsaul (1837 NC) lived with them. James died on 13 March 1905, and Ada remained at Greenville until she died. She was born 15 October 1855 in NC, and died 28 June 1934 at Greenville. "J B James, Sr" of Greenville was the informant for her death certificate. She was buried in Cherry Hill Cemetery at Greenville. James' children were-

a.     Ann Amanda Cherry, b 28 Mar 1863

b.     Mary E Cherry, b 1865

c.     James Blount Cherry, b 9 Jul 1877 (88,104, C,7knqufd)


        James C Cherry [C1a8f5h1d], son of John Randolph Cherry and Mary Jane Sikes, was born 26 March 1873 in Stewart Co TN, and grew up in Hood Co TX. He married Mollie Elizabeth Bowman on 19 December 1899, probably in TX, and lived next door to his parents in 1900 in Hood Co. Mollie was born 12 April 1874 at Murray, Calloway Co KY, daughter of John Knox Bowman ( 1848 VA) and Ann Brandon, and died 3 September 1956 at Tolar, Hood Co. James died 13 December 1932 at Tolar. They were buried in Tolar Cemetery. They had eight children in Hood Co, the first six were daughters-

1.     Jewell Frances Cherry, b 27 Jul 1901

2.     Estella Carter Cherry, b 13 Dec 1903

3.     Flora Denise Cherry, b 1905

4.     Annette Cherry, b 1907

5.     Jeanette Cloud Cherry, b 1907

6.     Mary Loneta Cherry, b 16 Dec 1909

7.     William Bowman Cherry, b 30 Jan 1912

8.     Norman Curtis Cherry, b 23 Feb 1914 (77,305uvwfdc)


        James Columbus Cherry [C1a8k7h7], son of Marcus Cicero Stephen Cherry and Arcena Virginia Best, was born in 1866 in Pitt Co NC. He married Mary Lou Whitehead and had two daughters. (57,77,88,C,7rs)


        James David Robinson Cherry [C1a8c1f1a3], son of William Harrell Cherry and Sarah Scott Robinson, was born 26 April 1848 in Hardin Co TN. He died as a child. (51,52)


        James Delbert D Cherry [C1a9f4g14c], son of Gerrard Peyton Cherry and Martha Adeline Dickson, was born 25 August 1878 in Red River Co TX. He married Lucy Rollins, who was born in 1877. James died 7 May 1960 at Ennis, Ellis Co. She was born 31 January 1877 and died on 7 April 1959. Lucy was buried

at Dallas. They had two children-

1.     Bernard Cherry, b 23 Nov 1902, died on 10 November 1927 and was buried at Ennis, Ellis Co TX.

2.     Alma Dell Cherry, b 23 Feb 1904, married Frank E Stephens. He was born 10 April 1889. (77)


        James E Cherry [C1a8f5d6], son Lemuel G Cherry and Delila A Dodd, was born in 1838 in Montgomery Co TN (77,40k)


        James Elvin Cherry [C1a7d4c1a3a], son of Wheeler Morgan Cherry and Nannie Melvina Rose, was born 12 February 1894 at Burristown, Jackson Co Co TN, and died in Barren Co KY on 17 April 1937 from a stroke. James' wife Mayme Boyd McLerran of Glasgow, KY was the informant for his death certificate. James was buried at Glasgow. They married in Clay Co TN on 29 October 1913, and lived in Macon Co in June 1917. James was a grocer when he died, but in 1930 in Barren Co he was the proprietor of a road house (motel). Mayme was born in Clay Co TN on 11 September 1896, daughter of John A McLerran and Orpha Ella Moore, and died in Barren Co on 14 May 1941 from cancer. They were buried together in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Nanella Cherry of Glasgow was the informant for Mayme's death certificate. They had two daughters-

1.     Nanella Cherry, b 16 Jan 1915 in TN. She grew up at Glasgow, Barren Co KY and in 1940 was a cashier for an oil company. (420fx)

2.     Bernella Cherry, b 16 Feb 1920 in Barren Co KY. She was a medical lab technician in 1940. She married Jewell Bernice Galloway and died in September 1974. Jewell was born 14 February 1915, and died 3 October 1998. They were buried in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. They had three children in Barren Co-

        a.     Sandra Jean Galloway, b 11 May 1946, died 27 November 2010 at Bowling Green, Warren Co KY. She was buried in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Sandra was a hospital medical lab technician. She married Sam D York. They had a daughter-

                1.     Carolyn Elizabeth York, b 8 May 1982 Barren Co, married Justin Boyd and lived at Glasgow, Barren Co KY in 2010. (N,420b) (N,420b)

        b.     Robert L Galloway, b 17 Mar 1949. He married Susan _____ and lived at Carrollton, GA in 2010. (N,420b)

        c.     Edwin M Galloway, b 5 Feb 1956. He married Sandra _____ and lived at Glasgow, Barren Co KY in 2010. (N,420b) (N,420fxdc) (M,64vm,420fdc)


        James Ezekiel Cherry [C1a6e2e9a], son of Albert Alexander Cherry and Sarah Frances Walker, was born 22 January 1861 at Keatchie, DeSoto Par LA. In 1930 he lived with his brother William and sister Eulah in Kent Co TX, and had never married. Living next door in 1930 was brother Samuel and his family. James died 20 April 1939 in Kent Co. (W,TXd,103r,274su,431wf)


        James Fines Cherry [C1a7d4e1d2], son of General Cherry and Mary Ellen Dodd, was born 10 August 1875 in Clay Co TN. He married Dora Gardner in Putnam Co IN on 16 April 1899 and they lived at Greencastle, Putnam Co; they were in Clay Co IN in September 1918. James was a drayman in 1900. In 1920 he was a truck driver for a furniture company. Dora was born in IN in January 1877, daughter of "W W & Minerva Gardner" (per gravestone), and died in 1942. She was buried in Manhattan Cemetery in Putnam Co. She was the only Cherry grave in that cemetery. James died in Multnomah Co OR on 19 May 1964, and his wife was then Hattie _____. He and Dora had a daughter-

a.     Dorine Cherry, b 1904 at Greencastle, Putnam Co IN. (377v,378w) (M,77, ORd, 64u, 377uvc, 378w)


        James H Cherry [unknown], b Apr 1860 in TN, married Lydia J Plumlee in Clay Co TN on 25 December 1881. She was born in October 1859 in Jackson Co, daughter of Job Plumlee and Jane Pennington. James and Lydia had four children, all born in Clay Co-

1.     Nancy Cherry, b Aug 1883 (64u)

2.     Isabel Cherry, b Dec 1885 (64u)

3.     Esco Jesse Cherry (son), b 26 Oct 1891 at Moss. (M,64u)

4.     Ollie Cherry (son), b Sep 1893 (64u) (JC,64u)


        James H Cherry [C1a6e2h1f12], son of John Holland Cherry and Helen Theodocia Johnson, was born in June 1892 in Navarro Co TX, and probably died by 1910. (382u)


        James H Cherry [unknown], married Elnora Langley in Beaufort Co NC on 21 December 1871 at Pantego. She was a daughter of Levin Langley and Epsey A _____. James may have been the James Cherry, age 40, who was living in Trantor's Creek in Beaufort Co in 1850. If so, he was a wheelwright. (4mn)


        James Hall Cherry [C2d1b1i], son of Thomas Wyatt Cherry and Susan B Hall, was born 23 October 1869 at Blue Mound, Macon Co IL. On 24 January 1897 James married Mary Jane Call in Dexter, Effingham Co IL. They lived in Lovington for a time, where the older children were born. James died at Decatur, Macon Co on 15 November 1936. He was a carpenter. All their children were born in IL, the younger ones near Decatur-

1.     Nellie Maretha Cherry, b 1898, died in 1899. (FC)

2.     Orlan Alfred Cherry, b 29 May 1901, drowned in the Sangamon River in 1914. (FC)

3.     Floyd Alvin Cherry, b 15 Sep 1904, lived at Decatur, IL, and died in February 1980 at Decatur. (N,Z,FC)

4.     Frieda Maude Cherry, b 18 Mar 1907, died 23 February 1994 at Lone Pine, CA. She married first to Frank DuChene in June 1925 at Detroit, MI. He born in the 1880s. This marriage was annulled, and Frieda married second to Elmer Miller on 3 March 1929 in Detroit, MI. He was born 3 April 1905 at Ft Clinton, OH, son of William Miller, and was the one who raised Frieda's daughter. Elmer died on 21 October 1981 at Palm Springs, CA. They lived at Twentynine Palms at the time. Frieda had but one child-

        a.     Mary DuChene, b 11 Jul 1926 at Indianapolis, IN. She married John Price Oviatt on 21 May 1948 at Pomona, CA. He was born 23 August 1926 in San Bernardino, CA. Mary was living at Lone Pine, CA in 1995. She has seven children-

                1.     Michael David Oviatt, b 30 Aug 1949 at Pomona, CA. (FC)

                2.     Terence Alfred Oviatt, b 22 Apr 1951 at Inglewood, CA. (FC)

                3.     John Scott Oviatt, b 7 Apr 1952 at Orange, CA. (FC)

                4.     Kevin Leigh Oviatt, b 3 Jun 1954 at Pomona, CA. He was living at Twentynine Palms in 1995. (FC)

                5.     Dennis Christopher Oviatt b 15 Jan 1957 at Pomona, CA. (FC)

                6.     Stephen Lynn Oviatt, b 3 Jun 1958 at San Bernardino, CA.

                7.     Dolores Kathleen Oviatt, b 23 Jan 1959 at Lone Pine, CA. (FC) (FC)

5.     Lola Bernice Cherry, b 12 Dec 1909, died in 1980. She married several times, and had one child, stillborn. Bernice finally settled in OK. (FC)

6.     Harland David Cherry, b 11 Mar 1912, lived at Decatur, IL. He died on 27 November 1994 in Sacramento, CA. His first wife Mildred Stanifer(?) died just a few years before Harland's death, and he then married his high school sweetheart Bessie Brown in September 1993, her second marriage also. They were together fourteen months when Harland died. Bessie still lives in Sacramento. Harland had no children. Bessie's first marriage was to Mr _____ Owens. (N,FC)

7.     Martha Elizabeth Cherry, b 2 Nov 1914, married Ralph Weaver in the 1940s. They lived at Decatur, IL. He died in the 1950s / 1960 in Peoria. Martha was living in Decatur in 1995. They had no children. (FC)

8.     Ilda Kathleen Cherry, b 2 Jun 1921, married Carroll Jones of Decatur, IL at Decatur 7 April 1937. He died in 9 January 1995 at Lakeland, FL. They lived at Lakeland, Polk Co FL. Ilda died on 24 September 1993. They had four daughters. The first three were born at Decatur-

        a.     Gloria Jones, b 9 April 1938 married Joseph Thomas Alford and had children and grandchildren. (FC)

        b.     Judith Jones, 19 March 1940, married Glen Thompson and had children and grandchildren. Judy is a nurse and was living at Lakeland, FL in 1995. (FC)

        c.     Sarah Jones, b 10 June 1941, married Joe Rebbles and had one girl Kathrina who was adopted by Sarah's parents when Sarah and Joe split up. Sarah then married Harvey Sewell at Norfolk, VA; he was in the Navy. They have a boy and a girl and grandchildren. (FC)

        d.     Kathrina Jones, b abt 1959, probably at Norfolk, VA. (FC) (Z,FC) (FC, 67qrsd, 68jknm)


        James Harvey Cherry Jr [C2d1h], son of Benjamin Cherry III and Rebecca Crawford, was born 30 January 1810 in Overton Co TN (gravestone information). He lived two doors away from his brother Peterson Cherry in 1850 in Macoupin Co IL, and close by in 1840. In the 1840 census there were two James H Cherry families (Jr and Senr), and one James S Cherry family, all close to each other. Hence, this was the reason that James Harvey used the Jr suffix with his name. James Harvey Cherry Jr married Sarah Nevins in Macoupin Co at Scottville on 23 December 1830, and in 1840 there was an older couple in their household (Sarah's parents?, or the James H Cherry of Overton Co TN who was born in the 1770s or before?). Sarah was born in Overton Co on 24 August 1812 (gravestone information), daughter of William Nevins and Elizabeth Sims. The children in James Jr's' household in the 1840 Macoupin census perfectly match the ages of the elder four children from the 1850 census, although the ages of James and his wife were slightly older than the 1850 census ages. James died on 20 July 1887 at Scottville, Macoupin Co. Sarah died at Palmyra, Macoupin Co on 9 July 1886. Both are buried in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville. By 1860 James and Sarah had ten children, all born in Macoupin Co-

1.     Mary Angeline Cherry, b 13 Jan 1832

2.     William Benjamin Cherry, b 2 Jan 1834

3.     Leuary Margaret Cherry, b 28 Dec 1835

4.     Martha Jane Cherry, b 21 Dec 1837

5.     Sarah Elizabeth Cherry, b 12 Mar 1840

6.     John Milton Cherry, b 26 Mar 1842

7.     James K Polk Cherry, b 16 Sep 1844

8.     Clarinda E Cherry, b 23 Dec 1846

9.     Robert Nevins Cherry, b 11 Mar 1849

10.     Serena Adaline Cherry, b 23 Dec 1853 (C,60nq) (FC, 69a,71a,135)


        James Harvey Cherry [C2d3], probably a son of Benjamin Cherry II and Mary Peterson, was born by 1774. He was not found on any record until the 1820 census of Overton Co TN. In the home of James H Cherry in 1820 there was one male under age 10, one male age 45 or older (James), and no females. Whether James H was actually a son of Benjamin II yet needs to be proven. But Benjamin II’s son Peterson lived in Overton Co TN in 1820, and James H was of about the same age and lived nearby. "Harvey Cherry," plus "Peter Cherry" (Peterson), "Benjamin Cherry" (Benjamin III), and a brother-in-law "James Russell" all bought 100 acres of land together in Overton Co on 18 April 1818 (Deed book D, page 354). So for now James H is also placed as a son of Benjamin II. (70iz)


        James Harvey Cherry [C2d2c], son of Peterson Cherry and Sarah _____ (or a son of James Harvy Cherry Sr?), was born in 1797 in Franklin Co GA. James married Delilah Bristow, daughter of James Bristow and Elizabeth Clevenger, before 26 August 1827. Delilah was born 2 April 1802 in TN. In 1850 Delilah was living with her son Thomas in Macoupin Co IL. She died 24 May 1879 at Girard, Macoupin Co; James died in the 1840s. They had eight children-

1.     James Simpson Cherry, b abt 1818

2.     Thomas Calhoun Cherry, b 20 Oct 1822

3.     Elizabeth B Cherry, b 15 Nov 1824

4.     Mary L Cherry, b 8 Jun 1830

5.     Sarah Bradshaw Cherry, b 12 Jun 1832

6.     John Berry Cherry, b 4 Dec 1834

7.     Martha H Cherry, b 11 Dec 1836

8.     Jemima R Cherry, b 6 Mar 1839 (C,57hk,58n; Much of the information of James Harvey Cherry and descendants was done by a researcher names Steinkeld.)


        James Henderson Cherry [C1a7f4e2a6], son of Joseph William Cherry and Pennaritta Jean Pritchard, was born 21 July 1874 (he was not shown living in his parents' home in 1880). He married Daisy Bridges on 25 December 1901, and died on 25 March 1915. They had two children-

a.     Eleanor Bridges Cherry, b 16 Oct 1903

b.     James Henderson Cherry, b 22 Jun 1912, died on 28 August 1960. He married Katherine Grace Buck and they had six children-

        1.     Eleanor Hope Cherry, b 19 Feb 1937, married Benjamin Forrest Beasley Jr. (77)

        2.     Anna Katherine Cherry, b 2 Aug 1938, married Albert Gordon Kreiner. (77)

        3.     James Henderson Cherry III, b 13 Apr 1942, married Merrie Jo Cranford and had three children-

                a.     Merrie Ann Cherry (77)

                b.     James Henderson Cherry Jr (77)

                c.     Jonathan David Cherry (77)

        4.     Lynda Faye Cherry, b 26 Nov 1947, married _____ Thomas. (77)

        5.     David Buck Cherry, b 28 Oct 1948 (77)

        6.     Charles Edgar Cherry, b 11 Jul 1950 (77) (77,6s)


        James Henry Cherry [C1a8c1a2e2], son of John Fielding Cherry and Mary Ann Cates, was born 7 December 1855 in Linn Co MO. He married Nancy Annie Latham on 6 February 1878. Since he and his family were not in the 1880 census of MO, they probably had moved to TX soon after their marriage. James died on 7 January 1935 at Santa Anna, Coleman Co, TX. They had nine children-

a.     Mary Elizabeth Cherry, b 17 Nov 1878, died on 19 December 1878.

b.     Lelia Zelomia Cherry, b 16 Jun 1880, married John S Simmons.

c.     Claude Cecil Cherry, b 17 Feb 1882, died 29 September 1882.

d.     Nilla Mentoria Cherry, b 6 Aug 1883, married Sam Strickland.

e.     George Washington Allen Cherry, b 1 Dec 1885, married Bettie Williams.

f.     Susan Vorena Alice Cherry, b 25 Nov 1889, married D Simmons.

g.     Joseph Felin Cherry, b 20 Jul 1892, never married.

h.     Emmel Osman Cherry, b 9 Dec 1897, married Oscie Strickland.

i.     John Henry Cherry, b 9 Feb 1905, married Genevia Gillison. (90)


        James Hodge Cherry [C1a7d4e4b], son of Wilson H Cherry and Margaret J Miles, was born 18 June 1860 in Jackson Co TN. After his parents divorced and remarried, James and his brother Taylor lived with their mother in Clay Co. James married Jessie W Morton in 1890. She was born 1 May 1873 in KY, and died on 12 April 1911. James was one of the largest land owners in the west end of Clay Co. He died on 28 July 1923 and was buried in Cherry Cemetery at Union Hill, Clay Co. They had eleven children, six by 1900-

1.     Allen Estus Cherry, b 6 Jan 1891 at Union Hill, Clay Co TN. He was single in June 1917, living at Moss, Clay Co. Estus married Glinnie B _____ in 1928 and they lived in Clay Co in 1930. Estus’ brother Verne lived with them in 1930. Glinnie was born 24 November 1905 in TN, and died 11 September 2001. She was buried with Estus. He died 19 February 1951 from cancer at Red Boiling Springs, Clay Co and was buried in Clementsville Cemetery in Clay Co. Glennie was the informant for his death certificate. (M,W, 64uvdc)

2.     Neva I Cherry, b 26 Sep 1892 (age 26 in 1920), and died 26 January 1949. She married Silas R Browning in Clay Co on 19 August 1917. He was born in TN on 27 February 1890, son of Henry Rice Browning (1862 TN) and Arie Russell (1869 TN), and died 8 November 1982. They were buried in Cherry Cemetery at Union Hill, Clay Co. They lived in Clay Co and had two sons-

        a.     Sherman Browning, b May 1918 (64w)

        b.     Ervin H Browning, b 29 Oct 1925, died 15 March 1995 and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery at Miles Crossroads, Clay Co. He married Jean Bean. She was born 8 October 1932. (64c)

Silas R Browning's parents lived next door in 1920. (64uvmwc)

3.     Nora Zina Cherry, b 26 Jul 1894. She married Carson R Dodson in Clay Co on 1 July 1918 and they lived in Clay Co. He was born about 1894 in TN. Nora died 17 September 1937 and was buried in Cherry Cemetery at Union Hill, Clay Co. They had three children in Clay Co by 1930-

        a.     Criel Dodson (son), b 1921 (64f)

        b.     Rosa Dodson, b 1923 (64f)

        c.     Lee Dodson, b 1925 (64f) (64uvmfc)

4.     Budd Cherry, b Nov 1895 (64uv)

5.     Versa A Cherry, b 28 Aug 1897, died on 28 October 1973. Versa was buried in Cherry Cemetery at Union Hill, Clay Co. She married Dewey E Birdwell in Clay Co on 15 September 1918. He was born 30 March 1899 in Clay Co, son of Alex Birdwell (1850 KY) and Nancy Bernetta Spears (1856 TN, married in Clay Co on 20 Dec 1874), and died 13 February 1985. He was buried with Versa. In 1900 Dewey’s family lived next door to Versa’s family. In 1930 they lived in Clay Co next door to Jasper Cherry (1904 TN), and in 1940 they lived in the neighborhood of about six Cherry families in Clay Co. Versa and Dewey had six children by 1940, all in Clay Co-

        a.     Edna Birdwell, b Jun 1919. She married Robert Hatcher in Clay Co on 28 February 1940, and lived with her parents in April 1940. Robert lived with his parents next door then. Robert was born in TN in 1920, and was a son of Rutherford B Hatcher (1879 KY) and Mary Etta Gully (1884 KY). (M,64wfmx)

        b.     Bernice Birdwell (son), b 1921 (64fx)

        c.     Clovis Birdwell, b 1924 (64fx)

        d.     Wealthy Birdwell (dau), b Jul 1925 (64fx)

        e.     Cancel Birdwell, b 1931 (64x)

        f.     Veda Birdwell, b 1934 (64x) (M,64uvmwfc)

6.     Earnest A Cherry, b & d abt 1899?

7.     Bertie Nazereth Cherry, b 8 Oct 1900, died 6 February 1929 of cancer. She was buried in Cherry Cemetery at Union Hill, Clay Co. She married Albert Franklin Cherry [C4a] on 11 April 1920 in Clay Co. Her line is continued under his name.

8.     Leona Cherry, b 1903 (64v)

9.     Verne Cherry, b 1906. In 1930 he lived with his brother Estus in Clay Co. Two doors away was their sister Versa. Verne married Erma A Rich about 1937. She was born 26 May 1913 (age 25 in 1940), and died 29 April 1975. She was buried in Cherry Cemetery at Union Hill. Verne was a public school teacher in Clay Co in 1940. They had at least three children-

        a.     Janice Cherry, b 1938 (64x)

        b.     Robert Cherry, b 1939 (64x)

        c.     Johnnie Cherry, b 12 Aug 1945, died 10 May 1969. He was buried in Cherry Cemetery at Union Hill. (64c) (64vfxc)

10.     Virgil Cherry, b 1907 (64v)

11.     Irving T Cherry, b Mar 1909 (64v) (77) (77,64suc)


        James Irwin Cherry [C1a8c1f1a4], son of William Harrell Cherry and Ann Mariah Irwin, was born 1 June 1858 at Savannah, TN. He lived only eleven days, dying on 12 June 1858, and was buried in Savannah Cemetery. (51,52,77,9c)


        James J Cherry [C1a8c1a], son of Jesse Cherry and Julia Little, was born about 1765 in Martin Co NC. He was not named in his father's will, but we know he must be an elder son of Jesse because of his age and his close ties with other children of Jesse over the years. James lived in Rutherford Co TN from at least 1804; Rutherford is the county to the south of Wilson Co where some of his brothers settled. He was living in Wlson Co in 1808. James witnessed land transactions of his brother Daniel Cherry; witnessed the 1804 will of brother Wiley Cherry in Wilson Co; James and Wiley sold land in Smith Co TN to J Bridges in 1805; James witnessed an article of agreement between brother Wiley Cherry and Noah Lilly in 1804; brother Isham was appointed overseer of the road from Noah Lilly's property to Wilson Co with James Cherry and John Cherry as Isham's hands. James was on numerous Rutherford Co deed records into the 1840s; Noah Lilly was also on many of them with James, as were Isham and Daniel Cherry. James was the only Cherry in the Rutherford Co census of 1810, 1820, and 1830; Isham and Daniel were next door in Wilson Co or in Hardin Co. On 4 December 1830 "James Cherry of Rutherford Co" sold 45 acres to Henry Clifton. Henry later sold this land to Henry Hays, and moved to Titus Co TX by 1837.

        James had married by the mid-1790s to someone who was born between 1776 and 1780. She apparently died in the 1820s, but James was still in Rutherford Co in 1830. They had children, all probably born in Rutherford Co. Some of them may have been-

1.     son Cherry, born between 1795 and 1800, was not in James' household in the 1820 census.

2.     Catherine Cherry, b 1 Jan 1797

3.     John W Cherry, b 1795-1800

4.     Mary Cherry, b 1805-1810

5.     Jane Cherry, b 1806

6.     son Cherry, born 1805-1810

7.     Benjamin Franklin Cherry, b 1817

8.     dau Cherry, born 1810s

The Noah Lilly who moved to Titus Co TX in the late 1830s and died in Titus Co in 1847 was the father-in-law of Jesse Cherry. (90,WD,EP, 39ij,23y)


        James Jeremiah Cherry [C1a6b2a2e3], son of Nehemiah W Cherry and Ann Griffin, was born in 1832 at Bumpus Mills, Stewart Co TN. He married Elizabeth "Liza" Nicks on 31 December 1851 in Stewart Co. She was born in KY (TN per 1860 census, KY per 1870 & 1880 census) in 1832. Jerry was a gunsmith. They were still living in Stewart Co in 1880, and Jerry was still a gunsmith. By 1870 they had six children, and eight in all-

a.     Amanda Cherry, b 1854 in Stewart Co TN. (77,37qr)

b.     Bettie Priscilla Cherry, b 1856 in Stewart Co TN. (77,37qr)

c.     Emaline Cherry, b 1858 in Stewart Co TN, was still living with her parents in 1880, and was single then. (77,37qr)

d.     Samuel Cherry, b 1861 in Stewart Co TN, was living with his parents and sister Emaline in 1880. (77,37r)

e.     Jeremiah Cherry, b 1863 in Stewart Co TN. (77,37r)

f.     Crittendon Cherry, b 1863 in Stewart Co TN. (77)

g.     Charles Cherry, b 1865 in Stewart Co TN. (77)

h.     Robert G Cherry, b 1865 in Stewart Co TN. (77,37r) (128,77,37kmnq)


        James K Polk Cherry [C1a8f4g10], son of Gerrard Yarrell Cherry and Mary Ann Katheryn Edwards, was born in 1846 in Todd Co KY. (77)


        James K Polk Cherry [C2d1h7], son of James Harvey Cherry Jr and Sarah Nevins, was born 16 September 1844 in Macoupin Co IL. He married Nancy Eveline Atteberry in Macoupin on 24 December 1865. She was born 9 December 1841 in IL, daughter of Barnett Atteberry (1813-1912) and Caroline Peebles. James died in 1890 and Nancy died on 6 November 1916 at Scottville, Macoupin Co. James and Nancy were buried together in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville. They had five children, all born in Macoupin Co-

a.     William Henry Marshall Cherry, b 14 Feb 1867

b.     Nola E Cherry, b 4 Jan 1869

c.     Otis Oscar Cherry, b 9 Jan 1870

d.     Caddie Mae Cherry, b 17 Oct 1871

e.     Addie C Cherry, b 1877 (135,C,60nqrdc)


        James K Polk Cherry [C1a8c1j2c], son of Wiley P Cherry and Julia Etta Whitley, was born in 1841 in Haywood Co TN. He had no children. James enlisted in the Confederate Army on 23 May 1861, and was in battles at Shiloh, at Perryville, KY, and near Murfreesboro, TN. At Murfreesboro, on 9 October 1862, he was taken prisoner. He was sent to IL and died from his wounds the next year. (79,29knq)


        James L Cherry [unknown], son of Robert Cherry, was born 10 September 1835 in Davidson Co TN, and died 10 March 1886. He married Sarah Morris in Obion Co TN. She was born 2 January 1833 in Davidson Co, and died 10 January 1918. James and Sarah moved to (Johnson Co?) AR in 1859. He served in the Civil War with General Cabell. Inb 1867 James farmed (in Johnson Co?) in what was to become Logan Co in 1871, and in 1874 purchased land there, where he remained until his death. Upon his death, Sarah moved to Paris, Logan Co AR to live with her son W R Cherry. She died at Paris. James and Sarah had three children-

1.     W R Cherry, b 14 Aug 1857 at Trenton, TN, he moved to AR when he was a lad. He was graduated from the Arkansas State University in 1882. He was a teacher, farmer, and in 1888 was elected circuit clerk. He held that position for one term. In 1891 he organized the Bank of Paris, and later was one of the founders of First National Bank, which bought the Bank of Paris. In 1889 he married Myrtle Linthicum. She was born at Charleston, AR, daughter of Dr Rufus Linthicum. W R and Myrtle had five children-

        a.     James L Cherry, lived at Helena, AR, was graduated from Arkansas State University in 1913, and served with the 808th Pioneer Infantry during WW I.

        b.     Rufus L Cherry, was graduated from Arkansas State University in 1918, became head bookkeeper for First National Bank at Paris, AR.

        c.     Robert M Cherry, was graduated from Arkansas State University in 1919, spent a few years in the U. S. Army in WW I, became a Captain, and after he was released he worked with General Electric Company at Schenectady, NY.

        d.     Blanche Cherry, attended Arkansas State University.

        e.     Marie Cherry (131)

2.     Mollie E Cherry, married E T Blair in Logan Co AR on 1 December 1880. She was widowed by 1936, and lived at Van Buren, AR. (131,77m)

3.     Malissa "Lizzie" Cherry, married J R Craig of Paris, AR, on 21 December 1881 in Logan Co. (131, 77m)

Other early Logan Co marriages were J S Cherry to Maggie Almon on 27 Jan 1882; M E Cherry to J R Ewing on 26 December 1894; William Cherry to Anna Freeman on 20 Sep 1905; and Emma Cherry to C A Lamb on 2 May 1907. (131,77m)


        James L Cherry [C1a3f6e1e], son of James Leonard Cherry and Mary Melinda Wingate, was born in 1853 in TN. He was not found after 1870. (77,351r)


        James Lemuel Cherry [C1a8p4f4h], son of Lemuel Cherry and Jane Ellen Ezzell, was born in 22 February 1882 (draft card date; age 23 in 1910, 38 in 1920, 50 in 1930). James L Cherry lived in Duplin Co at Wolfscrape; in 1910 he lived with his brother William. James married Addie Arnett on 24 February 1911. She was born in Wayne Co NC in 1894, daughter of J W Arnett and Mollie _____. James had at least eight children by 1930-

1.     James Roland Cherry, b 5 Dec 1912, and died in July 1977 at Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co. (Z,35wf)

2.     Ellen M Cherry, b 1 Aug 1914, died 24 December 1931 at Goldsboro, Wayne Co. (35wf, 396f)

3.     Leonard Jack Cherry, b 26 Sep 1916 in Duplin Co, died 11 April 1986 at Goldsboro, Wayne Co. He was buried at Mount Olive. (35wf,396d)

4.     Essie M Cherry, b Mar 1919 (35wf)

5.     Ada Cherry, b 1920 (35f)

6.     Martha Cherry, b 1924 (35f)

7.     Pauline Cherry, b 31 May 1927 in Duplin Co, died at Wolfscrapeon 5 October 1927. She was buried in the "Family Burial Ground." (35d)

8.     Hazel Cherry, b Jun 1929 (35f) (M,35suvmf)


        James Leonard Cherry [C1a3f6e1], son of John M Cherry and Elizabeth Elliot, was born in 1825 in NC, and moved with his family to Henderson Co TN when he was a boy. He married Mary Melinda Wingate near Lexington. Henderson Co. She was born 2 February 1829 in SC (NC per 1870 census), daughter of Carty Wingate and Elizabeth Sledge, and died 18 October 1895 in Randolph Co AR; she was buried in Cherry Cemetery in Randolph Co with her two youngest sons. James died on 7 May 1866 in Ballard Co from dysentery and was buried in Stewart-Zook Cemetery in Carlisle Co KY. They were living in Henderson Co TN in 1850, and were likely in TX in 1860 since their son Newton was born in TX in 1857. Mary and her children lived in Ballard Co KY in 1870. She and James had nine children-

a.     Rebecca J Cherry, b 1845

b.     Amanda Elisabeth Cherry, b 3 Nov 1846

c.     William Francis Cherry, b 8 Apr 1849

d.     Thomas J Cherry, b 20 Jan 1852

e.     James L Cherry, b 1853

f.     Martha A Cherry, b 11 Feb 1855

g.     Newton J Cherry, b 3 Oct 1857

h.     Marion A Cherry, b 10 May 1861

i.     Mary A Cherry, b 26 May 1866

Cherry Cemetery in Randolph Co AR is a very small family graveyard, with six recognizeable graves. Five are graves with Cherry names, and one is for Mattie Webb, born 11 Feb 1855, and died 13 May 1912. She was the wife of John T Webb, and was a daughter of James Leonard Cherry and wife Mary M. This cemetery is at Latitude: 36. 3222, Longitude: -90. 7592, which is about 3. 3 miles by car southeast of the town of Biggers in Randolph Co. The cemetery is 75 yards east of Duck Levee Road, and 250 yards south of the intersection with Lawbird Road. The town of Reyno where many of these Cherry people lived is today called Old Reyno. Present day Reyno is 2. 4 miles north of Old Reyno. Old Reyno is where Clay County Road 109 meets Duck Levee Road, and is due east of the town of Biggers. Old Reyno is 0. 7 miles north of Cherry Cemetery. Old Reyno and Cherry Cemetery are 0. 5 miles west of Clay County’s western border. (77,W,24kn,354c; John Bourne did much of the excellent research on James Leonard Cherry’s family.)


        James Leonard Cherry [C1a3f6e9e], son of John Peoples Cherry and Susan Catherine Hughes, was born 21 June 1895 at Enville, Chester Co TN (the county just west of Hardin Co). He lived at Henderson, Chester Co, and died on 11 September 1982. He married Millie Mae Haltom on 22 September 1921 in Madison Co. She was born 13 May 1898 in TN, and died on 8 December 1994 at Henderson. They were buried together in Henderson City Cemetery. In 1930 they lived at Henderson, five doors from his parents. He was then a garage owner. (77,Z,M,30m,463wfc)


        James M Cherry [C1a8f4d6], son of Jeremiah Cherry and Sarah G Benton, was born 14 November 1844 in Weakley Co TN. He living nine doors from his parents in 1870 in Weakley Co, aged 23, and living with G W Cherry, age 22 (they were listed twice in the census). James M Cherry married Anna Eliza Rawls in Weakley Co on 3 September 1873. She was born in TN in October 1854. After James died on 1 August 1876, she married her brother-in-law George D Cherry, on 8 October 1885 in Weakley Co. James was buried in Ralston Cemetery in Weakley Co. He and his wife had two children-

a.     Minnie V Cherry, b 1875 in Weakley Co TN. (45s)

b.     Jimmie F Cherry, b 4 Mar 1877, died 8 July 1879. He was buried in Ralston Cemetery in Weakley Co. (45c) (77,117,C, 45nqrmc,40ijk)


        James Madison Cherry (Jr) [C1a8c1f1i2], son of Eli Cherry Jr and Viannah Kendall Shelby, was born 4 March 1868 in Hardin Co TN. He was often called Jim Cherry Jr to differentiate between his uncle of the same name who lived nearby. Jim Jr was married twice. The first wife was Marye "Bettie" Pierce, whom he married about 1892 and by whom he had four children. She was born 14 January 1875, and they lived near Lowryville. Bettie died on 7 August 1900, and was buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery near Lowryville. Jim later married Fanny E Ward on 4 July 1901 in Hardin Co. She was born 21 March 1880 in TN. They also lived near Lowryville, and had six more children. Fanny died on 12 June 1918; she and five of her six children were buried at Cherry Chapel West Cemetery. Jim hung himself on 8 August 1926 and was buried next to Bettie. He had ten children-

a.     Jewel J Cherry, b 3 Oct 1893 (1896 per SS data), married twice. Her first marriage on 30 November 1913 in Hardin Co was to Walter H Austin. He was born 7 January 1886, and died on 17 June 1921, and was buried at Cherry Chapel West Cemetery next to his daughter Vera. Jewel's second husband was John W Wisdom. He was born 24 August 1876. John died on 9 March 1965 and was buried at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Hardin Co. Jewel died on 21 August 1979 at Savannah and was buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery next to her first husband. Her children were-

        1.     Vera Lee Austin, b 23 Sep 1914, died on 24 Jan 1916 and was buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery next to her father. Her gravestone says "daughter of wh austin and wife" (92,EP)

        2.     James Franklin Austin, b 26 Mar 1916

        3.     Robbie Austin, married Charles Murphy. They live in the Secord Creek Community in Hardin Co TN. (EP)

        4.     child Wisdom (EP)

        5.     child Wisdom (EP)

        6.     child Wisdom (EP) (92,EP,Z,9uv)

b.     Viannah E Cherry, b 17 Aug 1895, married Wheeler C Johnson on 19 December 1915 in Hardin Co. He was born 27 July 1892, son of John C Johnson Jr and Martha E _____. Wheeler died on 29 September 1964; his body was found floating in a creek, apparently having died of a heart attack. He was buried in the Cantrell-Johnson Cemetery. Viannah died on 15 November 1987 and was buried in the same cemetery. They had six children-

        1.     Grady Cherry Johnson, b 4 Nov 1916, died on 19 October 1918. He is buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery. His gravestone says SON OF WHEELER AND VIENNIE JOHNSON.

        2.     Ray Shelby Johnson, married Annie Gail Walker. (EP)

        3.     Marilyn Johnson, married Neal Blurton. He had died by 1995. They had at least one child-

                a.     Judy Lynn Blurton, b 8 Sep 1946, died 17 March 1948. She is buried next to the graves of Marilyn's parents, in the Cantrell-Johnson Cemetery. This is the only Blurton gravestone in Hardin Co (as of 1980). (92) (EP)

        4.     Mattie Jo Johnson, married and lives at Nashville. (EP)

        5.     Emma Jack Johnson, married Ottie Parker. (EP)

        6.     Laura Frances Johnson, b 6 Feb 1925, died on 17 June 1932. She is buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery. Her gravestone says "daughter of wc and vianna johnson" and is just a few graves away from her parents, and next to the grave of her brother Grady. (92,EP) (EP,Z)

c.     Pierce J Cherry, b 25 Dec 1897, married Edith Johnson. She was born 13 September 1901 in TN, daughter of Robert Johnson. They lived in Hardin Co in 1920 where Pierce worked in the sawmill business. He died on 10 August 1991 at Savannah, and Edith died at Savannah in November 1976. They had five children after 1920-

        1.     Glenn Cherry, married _____ Scott from Walnut Grove. A Clarence Scott worked in the same sawmill in 1920 where Glenn's father Pierce worked. (EP)

        2.     Annie Irene Cherry, married Brice Sawyer from NY. (EP)

        3.     Elizabeth Cherry, married Fred Williams. He had died by 1995 and Elizabeth was living at Savannah. (EP)

        4.     Mildred Cherry, married _____ Cromwell and they lived at Savannah in 1995. (EP)

        5.     son Cherry, died years ago. (EP) (EP,92,Z)

d.     child Cherry, born & died about 1899. (EP,92)

e.     Cynthia E Cherry, b 1903, married Robert Johnson, son of John C Johnson Jr and Martha E _____. Cynthia had six children-

        1.     Gordon Johnson, never married and was killed in WW2. (EP)

        2.     Reba Nell Johnson, married first to _____ Deadrick, and married second to _____. She had children. (EP)

        3.     Jimmie Kate Johnson, married Mr _____ Tune, son of Johnny Tune. (EP)

        4.     Lane Ward Johnson, married Earline Weatherford, and died in 1994 or 1995. (EP)

        5.     dau Johnson, lives in AL.

        6.     dau Johnson, lives in AL. (EP) (92,EP)

f.     Mary Hannah Cherry, b 20 Jul 1904, died on 7 August 1904. (92,EP)

g.     Eli Cherry, b 18 Sep 1905, died 29 May 1906. (EP)

h.     Harrell J Cherry, b 27 Apr 1907, died on 20 March 1923 when he was caught in a blizzard and froze to death. He is buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery in Hardin Co next to his mother. (92,EP,9v)

i.     Florence "Zuby" Cherry, b 12 Jul 1910, died on 1 August 1911. She is buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery next to Harrell's and Mary Hannah's graves, her siblings. Zuby's gravestone says "DAUGHTER OF JM AND FANNIE CHERRY." (EP,92)

j.     Bruce Cherry, b 1913, married Loucile Franks, daughter of Charles Franks. Bruce and Loucille moved to southern MO, near Steel or Carruthersville. Bruce died in 1968 and was buried at Cherry Chapel Cemetery in Hardin Co. They had three children-

        1.     Bruce Etheridge Cherry, b 2 Jun 1936, died on 3 December 1936 and was buried at Cherry Chapel Cemetery. (EP)

        2.     dau Cherry, lives in MO. (EP)

        3.     dau Cherry, lives in MO. (EP)

One of the two unnamed daughters was the one who shot and killed Granville J Cherry, son of Fred Cherry. (EP) (EP) (51,52,92,EP,Z, 9rsuv)


        James Madison Cherry [C1a8c1f1j], son of Eli Cherry and Cynthia Ward, was born 29 September 1840 in Hardin Co TN. He married Telitha M Gillis by 1868. She was born on 23 January 1849, daughter of D P Gillis and Sarah _____, and died on 14 September 1875. In 1870 they lived with James' parents. In 1880 their daughter Sarah was living with Telitha's mother, Mrs Sarah Gillis, and the family of Telitha's sister Anna Bell. Apparently upon Telitha's death, her daughter Sarah was living with Telitha's mother. James never remarried, and continued to live at Lowryville for the rest of his life. In his later years, his son Neil and Neil's family lived with him. James was generally known as Jim Cherry Senior to distinguish him from his nephew of the same name, and who lived nearby. Jim Senior died on 13 January 1928 and is buried in Gillis Mills Cemetery in Hardin Co close to Telitha. James and Telitha had three children-

1.     Sarah Elizabeth Cherry, b Sep 1869

2.     Neil M Cherry, b May 1872

3.     William E Cherry, b 23 Mar 1873 (51,MC,EP, 9nqrgsuvc)


        James Miller Cherry [C1a8c1f2d1d], son of George Barney Cherry and Rosa Lee Wilkinson, was born 18 March 1890 in Titus Co TX, and died there on 18 July 1899. He was buried in Snow Hill Cemetery at Cason, Morris Co. (348c)


        James Monroe Cherry [C1a6b2a2i], son of William W Cherry and Lydia Minerva McDaniel of Stewart Co TN, was born in 1816 in Stewart Co. He married Elizabeth Jackson on 18 July 1840 in Stewart Co, and the 1850 census shows them living next to his widowed mother. His age then was given as 44 in error, with wife Elizabeth, also in error. She was born in Stewart Co in 1821. They had a son before she died by 1843 because James married Lydia Frezell in Stewart Co on 16 May 1843. Lydia was born in 1818 in TN. Son Henry was not living with James in 1860. James had about six children by 1860, all born in Stewart Co-

1.     Henry Isaiah Cherry, b 20 Jan 1840, married his first cousin Martha Jane "Lucy" Cherry [C1a6b2a2h3] on 25 November 1856 in Stewart Co. She was born 4 January 1838 in Stewart Co, daughter of Henry E Cherry and Martha J Whitehead. She died on 16 April 1915 in Stewart Co; Henry died on 18 March 1885 / 1888 in Stewart Co. They had at least five children-

        a.     James M Cherry, b Sep 1856 in TN, died on 9 May 1911 in Stewart Co. James never married. (77)

        b.     Mollie Adaline Cherry, b 13 Jan 1867 in Stewart Co TN, died on 9 April 1944 at home at Hurricane Creek, Stewart Co. She was buried in the Barnes Cemetery in Stewart Co. Mollie never married. (77,37dc)

        c.     dau Cherry, married J D Ross and lived in Stewart Co in 1944. (N)

        d.     dau Cherry, married W H Lane and lived at Leatherwood in 1944. (N)

        e.     Betty Cherry, married Mr Salls and lived at Clarksville, Montgomery Co in 1944. (N)

2.     Reuben Cherry, b 1850

3.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1851

4.     James Cherry, b 1854

5.     Rebecca Cherry, b 1855

6.     Cordelia Cherry, b 1857 (128,HD,37iknmq)


        James Monroe Cherry [C1a7d4b1b2], son of George Washington Cherry and Elizabeth Brown, was born 8 August 1868 in El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co MO. He married Clarissa Alice Black in Howello Co on 23 November 1894 and in 1910 and 1920 they lived in Howell Co MO. She was born 1 March 1867 at South Fork, Howell Co MO, daughter of Marion Black and Clarissa P Ross. James died of cancer at West Plains on 27 July 1951. Albert Cherry of West Plains was the informant for his death certificate. He was buried in South Fork Cemetery. Clarissa died at West Plains on 20 May 1945 and was aslo buried in South Fork Cemetery. They had seven children by 1920, all born in MO-

a.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1897 (554v)

b.     Gertie F Cherry, b 1900 (554v)

c.     Uel Cherry, b 25 Nov 1899 at South Fork, Howell Co. He never married, and died of pneumonia at South Fork on 3 January 1917. (554vd)

d.     James A Cherry, b 1902 (554v)

e.     Annie Cherry, b 1904 (554vw)

f.     John F Cherry, b 1906 (554vw)

g.     Dolly Cherry, b Apr 1910, was not named in April 1910. (554vw) (77,554mvwdc)


        James Ormond Cherry [C1a9e9b8], son of Henry Ormond Cherry and Clementine Edwards, was born in January 1832 in Pitt Co NC. James moved to Colorado Co TX in 1854 or 1855. He was a farmer, and was listed as a slave owner in the 1860 census of Fayette Co TX (Fayette Co is northwest of Colorado Co). He had six slaves at that time. James married Emelia Everett soon after the summer of 1850; in 1850 he was still living with his parents in Pitt Co. Emelia was born on 28 August 1831 in NC, and died on 25 September 1876 at Oakland, Colorado Co TX. She was buried in Weimar Cemetery in Colorado Co. They had eight children. James then married Sophy Jane Britton on 1 March 1877 in Colorado Co. She was born in 1852 in NC, and died on 25 January 1888 at Oakland. Sophy was buried in Clear Creek Cemetery in Colorado Co. There were eight children from this marriage. James' third marriage was with Frances C Williams on 17 June 1896 in Lavaca Co TX. She was born in January 1849 in MS, and died in TX. In 1910 James, Frances, and one of his sons were living in Camp Co TX. He died on 24 May 1912 in TX and was buried at Edom, Van Zandt Co. His sixteen children were-

a.     child Cherry, was born and died in 1851 in Pitt Co NC. (77)

b.     Mary Louise Cherry, b 20 Aug 1853

c.     James Ormond Cherry Jr, b 18 Dec 1855

d.     Della Cherry, b 1858

e.     Sarah Winifred Cherry, b abt 1860

f.     Lisbon Thomas Cherry, b 10 Jun 1865

g.     Florence G Cherry, b 1867

h.     Henry Everett Cherry, b 11 Aug 1869

i.     John Arthur Cherry, b 1878

j.     Lula Frances Cherry, b 1879

k.     Rosa L Cherry, b Aug 1880

m.     Fanny Cherry, b Jan 1881

n.     Mack G Cherry, b Jan 1882

p.     Laura Bell Cherry, b Sep 1883

q.     George Cleveland Cherry, b Nov 1884

r.     Emma Daisy Cherry, b Dec 1885 (77,7kn,298q)


        James Ormond Cherry Jr [C1a9e9b8c], son of James Ormond Cherry and Emelia Everett, was born 18 December 1855 in Pitt Co NC. He died on 14 March 1941 at Oakland, Colorado Co TX and was buried in Weimar Cemetery in Colorado Co. James first married Emilia _____. She was born 28 August 1831, and died 25 September 1876. She was buried in Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Her gravestone says "EMILIA / Wife of / J O CHERRY" and her dates. James then married Sarah Artema Frazier on 24 December 1885 in Colorado Co. She was born on 12 May 1862 at Old Lyons in Fayette Co, daughter of James Monroe Frazier and Martha Beresford, and died on 7 December 1943 at Oakland. They had six children, with five still alive in 1910-

1.     Irl Frazer Cherry, b 17 Sep 1886 at Schulenburg, Fayette Co TX. Ira married Mina Redfield Swan on 1 August 1911 at Normanna, Bee Co. She was born in IL in September 1886, daughter of Christopher I Swan (1850 IL) and Caroline Cordelia Dunham (1851 IL). They lived in Bee Co. Irl was a stock raiser. He died on 30 July 1963 at Beeville, Bee Co and was buried there in Glenwood Cemetery. Mina was alive when he died. They had two daughters-

        a.     Cordelia Cherry, b 1913 (335w)

        b.     Sarah Katherine Cherry, b 1916 (335w) (77,Z,M,297v, 335uwd)

2.     Richard Cherry, b 10 Oct 1888, died seven days later. (77)

3.     Iris Berrisford Cherry, b 8 Nov 1889, died on 13 February 1968 at San Antonio, TX. She was buried at Weimar, Colorado Co. She married Oscar Valentine Strunk on 29 March 1916. He lived six doors away in 1910; Oscar was born at Oakland, Colorado Co on 29 January 1888, son of Ferdinand August Strunk (1863 TX) and Amelia Louise Schott (1867 TX), and died 17 February 1967 at San Antonio. He was buried in Weimar Masonic Cemetery at Weimar. Oscar’sparents were buried in Oak Grove Cemetery at Yoakum. DeWitt Co. Iris and Oscar lived at San Antonio in 1930. Oscar was a restuarant manager. They had no children. (77,M, Z,297vc, 165d, 165f,350c)

4.     Harry Vernon Cherry, b 26 Nov 1894 at Schulenburg, Fayette Co TX, died on 4 July 1955 at Columbus, Colorado Co. He was buried at Weimar, Colorado Co in the Masonic Cemetery. Harry was a barber. He married Elverda A Kifer in 1928, and later married Lillian Doubrava. Elverda was born in PA in 1908 and they lived at Eagle Rock, Colorado Co in 1930. Harry and Lillian had two children, both in Colorado Co-

        a.     Jo Ann Cherry, b 21 Sep 1937 (297b)

        b.     Harry Vernon Cherry Jr, b 23 Dec 1939 (297b) (77,M,297vwfbd)

5.     Ona Dale Cherry, b 15 Mar 1903 at Oakland, Colorado Co TX. She married Frank Burtle on 1 April 1933. Ona died 29 November 1996. She lived at San Antonio and at Weimar. (77,Z, 297vwP,165P)

6.     Karl Everette "Jack" Cherry, b 21 Apr 1905 in TX, and died on 30 August 1956 at Weimar. He lived at La Grange, Fayette Co in 1930, and was single. He married Josephine Wayland on 14 January 1932, and later married Gladys _____. (77,Z. TXm, 297vw,298f) (77, 297vdc)


        James Otey Cherry [C1a8i3i2], son of Joseph Taylor Cherry and Selina Graves Otey, was born 16 December 1832 in Warren Co KY. He first married Sidney Ann Hudnall in 1856, but divorced without children. She later married Augustin R Colvin. Sidney was born 28 February 1837 and died 3 October 1911. She was buried weith her second husband in Strasburg Cemetery in Cass Co MO. James O Cherry married Sarah E Wand in Warren Co on 1 January 1866. She was born 22 March 1847 at Hadley, Warren Co, daughter of Benjamin Wand and Adaline R Sublett, and died 11 June 1911 at Hadley. James died 15 October 1889 and was buried in Wand Cemetery at Hadley, Warren Co. He and Sarah had six children, with five still alive in 1900-

a.     Charles Temple Cherry, b 6 Feb 1866 in Warren Co KY. He married Laura B Render in 1897 and lived at Bowling Green in 1910. His cousin Hubert Cherry [C1a8i3i8h], brother Willie Cherry, and his widowed mother Sarah all lived with him and Laura in 1910. Laura was born in KY in December 1879. Charles died in Warren Co on 20 April 1911 and was buried in Wand Cemetery. He and Laura had two children-

        1.     Hudson B Cherry, b 1902 (57v)

        2.     Lela P Cherry, b 1904 (57v) (C,57rsuv)

b.     John B Cherry, b 21 Apr 1867 in Warren Co KY, died 9 May 1884 at Hadley, Warren Co. He was buried in Wand Cemetery near Hadley. (C,57rsuc)

c.     Selina Victoria Cherry, b 4 Feb 1869 at Hadley, Warren Co KY. She married John F Webster in 1889. In 1900 they lived next door to her mother at Stallard Springs, Warren Co. John F was born in NC on 19 June 1860, and died 23 March 1923. Selina died 6 November 1929 from cancer. Will Cherry was the informant for her death certificate. They were buried together in Lewis Chapel Cemetery at Hadley. They had four children-

        1.     Ora B Webster, b 6 Jan 1890, married Carson Barnell Huff, and died 4 November 1982 at Bowling Green. Carson was born 19 February 1888 at Hadley, Warren Co KY, and died in August 1967. They were buried together in Lewis Chapel Cemetery at Hadley. They had at least three children by June 1917. (W,M,Z,57uc)

        2.     Rufus Wright Webster, b 28 Sep 1891 at Hadley, Warren Co KY. (M,57u)

        3.     Elvis Howard Webster, b 29 Dec 1893 at Hadley, Warren Co KY. He was a blacksmith at Indianapolis, IN in June 1917. (M,57u)

        4.     Frank Jennings Webster, b 16 Dec 1897. He married Ruth Frances _____ by 1918 and was a farmer at Hadley. Frank lived at Pacioma, Los Angeles Co CA when he died in June 1966. (M,Z,57u) (C,57rsudc)

d.     William R Cherry, b 27 Dec 1870 in Warren Co KY. He lived with his brother Charles in 1910. William died 6 November 1957 at Hadley, and was buried in Lewis Chapel Cemetery at Hadley. (57svc)

e.     Mary Tom Cherry, b 27 Dec 1870 in Warren Co KY. She was still single in 1900. She later married and divorced John Walthal, and died 28 June 1939 at Rockland, Warren Co from cancer. She was buried in Lewis Chapel Cemetery at Hadley, Warren Co. "Willy Cherry" was the informant for her death certificate. (57sudc)

f.     Joseph Taylor Cherry, b Jun 1875 in Warren Co KY. (57su) (121,C,714c,57nmrs)


        James P Cherry [C1a8k7d], son of Roderick Cherry and Jennette Cherry [C1a8j5], was born 7 April 1810 in Pitt Co NC. He died on 24 July 1827 at Poplar Grove in Pitt Co, and was buried in Pitt Co. A newspaper in Raleigh on Friday, July 27, 1827 said "Died at Popular Grove, Pitt Co, on Tuesday last ... age 17 years, 3 months and 17 days, James P Cherry, son of Mr. Roderick Cherry. He has left ... father and mother, with two brothers and sisters." (77)


        James P Cherry [C1a8k5d], son of William Cherry and Delaney _____ (Smith?) of Pitt Co NC, was probably born around 1816 in Pitt Co, and died by April 1843 when his mother made a deed of gift to her children. He was not the head of his home in Pitt Co in 1840, so perhaps married soon afterwards. He had a son-

1.     William I Cherry, b early 1840s (57,7ijk)


        James P Cherry [C1a5e4e6], son of Jeremiah Cherry Jr and Mary Rebecca Cooper, was born 2 January 1830 at Columbia, TN. He died on 22 May 1862, unmarried, and is probably buried in Greenwood Cemetery. James lived his whole life in Columbia. He may be the James P Cherry from Maury Co who was in Company B, 2nd Tennessee Infantry. (67,CC,N,10nq)


        James Peterson Cherry [C2d2a10], son of William Cherry and Ann Crawford, was born in 1827 in Overton Co TN (age 27 in 1850,33 in 1860) and grew up in Macoupin Co IL. He was not shown in his mother’s home in 1840. James married Jane Stewart in Macoupin Co on 19 August 1847 and they moved to Salem, Henry Co IA in 1849. In 1860 they lived near Blooming Grove, Linn Co Kansas Territory. He died 31 March 1863 and was buried in Cherry Cemetery next to his mother (her husband was buried on her other side). James’ gravestone says "SON OF W & A CHERRY" and says he was aged 36 when he died. Jane died 20 August 1888 and was buried in Union Chapel Cemetery at Girard. Her gravestone says "WIFE Of / JAMES P. / CHERRY" and has the dates "AUG. 29. 1888 / AGED / 66YS. 10MS / 7DS." She was born 22 October 1821 in TN (age 25 in 1850, 32 in 1860, 41 in 1870, 52 in 1880), daughter of John Stewart (1782-1868) and Agnes Warren (1788-1852). In 1880 Jane lived with her sons James and William at North Otter, Macoupin Co. They had six known children-

a.     Lewis C Cherry, b 1848

b.     Anna Virginia Cherry, b 1849

c.     James Peterson Cherry, b 1852

d.     William M Cherry, b Mar 1856

e.     Marshall D Cherry, b 1857

f.     Jefferson A Cherry, b Jun 1862 (134,70j,60mrsc,142n,141q)


        James Peterson Cherry [C2d2a10c], son of James Peterson Cherry and Jane Stewart, was born in 1852 in Henry Co IA. In 1860 he was in Linn Co Kansas territory, in 1870 he was not found, and in 1880 he lived at North Otter, Macoupin Co IL with his wife Anna Miranda Crump and their daughter, and with his brother William M Cherry and mother Jane Stewart, and with Anna Crump’s brother Joseph Crump. Anna Crump was born in Macoupin Co on 9 January 1867, daughter of Samuel G Crump (1828 KY, was a constable), and Mary E Howard (1839 IL). Anna married James P Cherry in Macoupin Co on 3 November 1875. He apparently died before 1900 because Anna and her Cherry children lived with her new husband John A Jenkins at South Otter, Macoupin Co. He was born in KY in 1857 and this was his third marriage; his first was with Martha J Cherry [C2d2a4d] in Macoupin Co on 25 December 1873, and the second was with Mary V Hunt [C2d2a4c1] in Macoupin Co on 23 November 1881 (Martha J Cherry’s niece). "Mrs Anna Crump Cherry" married John A Jenkins in Macoupin Co on 22 May 1890. Anna claimed she had four children by 1900, all still living (she actually had five). John Jenkins died in the 1910s and Anna then married Mr A M Crouch. He was born in IL in 1861. In 1920 she and Mr Crouch lived at Brushy Mound, Macoupin Co, and the children in their home then were: Step-son Wm Cherry, age 39; Step-son J D Cherry, age 34; Step-grandson Vesta Jenkins, age 21; and son Melvin Crouch, age 17. All the children in 1920 were single. "Anna M Crouch" died at Nilwood Village, Macoupin Co on 20 February 1933 and was buried in Girard Cemetery. She and James P Cherry had four children-

1.     Gertie Belle Cherry, b Mar 1877 at North Otter, Macoupin Co (age 20 in 1900). She was married by 1900. (60s)

2.     William Marshall Cherry, b 24 Jan 1880 (born 1880 per his death certificate, his WW1 draft registration, and the 1900 census). He died at Carlinville, Macoupin Co on 13 August 1940, age 60. His death certificate named his parents as "Peter Cherry" and "Anna Crump." William was buried at Girard. His home was at Nilwood when he died. In 1900 he lived at South Otter with his mother and step-father. In 1918 he was an engineer working for A M Crouch and lived at Carlinville; he named "M D Cherry" as his nearest relative. In 1920 he lived with his mother at Brushy Mound, Macoupin Co, and was still single then. He married Mary _____. (M,60uwd)

3.     James Benjamin Cherry, b 16 Mar 1883 (1884 per draft card and 1900 census, 1883 per death certificate) at Girard, Macoupin Co IL, and died 23 December 1938 at Nilwood, Macoupin Co. He was buried at Girard. James was singhle when he died. His death certificate named his parents as "James Peterson Cherry" and "Anna M Crumpe." When he registered for the WW1 draft, he worked for Albert M Crouch as a farmer, and named Anna Maranda Crouch as his nearest relative. (M,60ud)

4.     Carry E Cherry, b Jul 1888 (60u) (141q,60msuwd)


        James Pleasant Ferris Cherry [C2d2a5f], son of Pleasant Ferris Cherry and Mary Ann Hunt, was born 4 June 1855 in Macoupin Co IL, and died in IL on 1 April 1926 at Palmyra, Macoupin Co. His death certificate named his parents as "Pleas Cherry" and "Martha Hunt." He married Alicia Anne Hart in Macoupin Co on 20 April 1876. She was born 2 November 1857 in Morgan Co, daughter of John C Hart and Martha Bull, and died on 24 June 1930 at Palmyra. Both were buried in Oak Hill Cemetery at North Palmyra Township in Macoupin Co. They had at least two children-

1.     Dora Jane Cherry, b Oct 1879 in Macoupin Co IL. (60s)

2.     Wilburn O Cherry, b 1 Jan 1895. He married Ora Louise Dopheide. She was born 18 August 1896 and died on 5 July 1966. Wilburn lived at Palmyra, IL when he died on 19 February 1973. They had a son-

        a.     Robert Ernst Cherry, b 21 Sep 1931 at Carlinsville, IL. He married Patricia Ann Goldsmith at Owensboro, KY on 26 July 1958. (77) (77,Z)

In 1880 James' mother Mary Ann Hunt was living with him and Alsie. And living next door was Mrs Elvira Cherry, widow of James’ elder brother Jesse. (77,134,60mqrsdc)


        James R Cherry [C1a8f3c], son of Jeremiah Cherry and Mary _____, was probably born in 1810 in Beaufort Co NC. He was named in his father's August 1845 will. (77,4h)


        James R Cherry [C1a7f4e2e], son of William Joseph Cherry and Lenny M Bazemore, was born in 1847 in Bertie Co NC. He married Elizabeth Burdan in Bertie Co on 10 August 1865. She was born in NC in 1843. By 1880 they were still in Bertie Co, and had six children. They were-

1.     Charles W Cherry, b 1867. He married Mary E _____ in NC about 1895. She was born in 1875 in NC. They had about four children by 1920 in Bertie Co-

        a.     William Alga Cherry, b 11 Apr 1895 in Bertie Co, lived Bertie Co in June 1917. He married Myrtle J _____ about 1919 and lived next door to his parents in 1920. Myrtle was born in NC in 1899. (M,6w)

        b.     Irene Cherry, b 1900 (6w)

        c.     Voit E Cherry (son), b 1905 (6w)

        d.     Rubel Cherry, b 1907 (6w) (6sw)

2.     Annie Cherry, b 1869 (6s)

3.     Easter Cherry, b 1871 (6s)

4.     Mary E Cherry, b 1873 (6s)

5.     James C Cherry, b 1875 (6s)

6.     Lenny C Cherry, b 1879 in Bertie Co NC. (6s) (77,105,6nqs)


        James R Cherry [unknown], married Eleanor C Calhoun on 14 December 1851 in Williamson Co TN; W W Hendrix was the Minister of the Gospel who married them. (72)


        James Radford Cherry [], parents unknown, was born 20 June 1884 in TN. He lived at Moss, Clay Co in 1918. Rad married Mary Eliza Green in Clay Co on 5 February 1905. She was born in KY on 7 October 1882, daughter of Allen Smith Green (1851-1932) and Mary A Lykens (1850-1925), and died in Monroe Co KY near Fountain Run on 11 November 1952 from pneumonia. Rad Cherry was the informant for her death certificate. She was buried in Neal Cemetery at Flippin, Monroe Co. They lived in District 2 of Clay Co since they married and into the early 1930s when they moved to Monroe Co KY. Rad died 30 September 1965 at Gamaliel, Monroe Co KY, age 81. They had eight children, all in Clay Co-

a.     William Robert Cherry, b 23 Feb 1906, died 26 June 1987 (not in KY). He was a Private in the US Army during WW2. William married Emma Eugene McCormick on 14 February 1946. She was born 29 September 1908 in Clay Co, daughter of Ira McCormick and Letha Nedwman, and died 23 April 2003 at Lafayette, Macon Co TN. She was buried in Neal Cemetery at Flippin, Monroe Co KY where William's parents were buried. They had a son-

        1.     Earl Wayne Cherry, married Wanda _____, and lived at Red Boiling Springs, Macon Co in 2003. They had a son-

                a.     Dustin Kyle Cherry (N) (N) (N,64vwf,291xc)

b.     Aubrey A Cherry (son), b 1908, died in Allen Co KY on 19 October 1963. (W,64vwf)

c.     Cora Ada Cherry, b 4 Mar 1909, married Eulas Quill Cross and died 28 March 1956. Eulas was born 28 October 1909, son of William C Cross (1877 TN) and Sallie _____ (1884 TN), and died in February 1977. (W,64vw)

d.     Carlie Cherry, b 1913, died 20 June 1965 and was buried in Neal Cemetery at Flippin, Monroe Co KY. (64wf,291c)

e.     Etta Cherry, b 1915 (64wf)

f.     Alta Cherry, b 24 Nov 1918, married Baxter C Morgan on 1 December 1945. She died at Lafayette, Macon Co TN on 20 July 2009 and was buried in Neal Cemetery at Flippin, Monroe Co KY with Baxter. He was born 21 March 1926, son of William Howard Morgan (1890-1985) and Bessie Horn (1900-1983), and died 14 July 1991. Three of their children were born n Monroe Co KY-

        1.     Sammy R Morgan, b 16 Aug 1947 (N,291b)

        2.     James Robert "Bobby" Morgan, b 28 Apr 1949. He married Dixie _____. (N,291b)

        3.     Raney Morgan, married Sheryl L Carver. They had two daughters in Monroe Co-

                a.     Julie Lynn Morgan, b 7 Jun 1973. She married Troy Cammack and lived at Thompkinsville, KY in 2009. They had children-

  1.     Ethan Cammack (N)

  2.     Seth Cammack (N) (N,291b)

                b.     Tina Lynn Morgan, b 30 Aug 1975. She married Doug Maynard and lived at Nolensville in 2009. (N,291b) (N,291b)

        4.     Reida G Morgan, b 4 Feb 1956 (291b) (N,64wf,291xc) (291b)

g.     Sammy W Cherry, b 8 Feb 1923, died at Gamaliel, Monroe Co KY on 21 September 1998. He married Estelle Coons. She was born in 1928, and died after 2005. They had two sons-

        1.     Dennis F Cherry, b 1948, died in 2008. (W)

        2.     Don Allen Cherry, b 1955, died in 2004. (W) (W,KYd,64f,291x)

h.     Bonnie Cherry, b 13 Sep 1925. She married Burford York. He was born 196 September 1908, son of George W York (1864-1934), and died 12 January 1987. He was buried in Neal Cemetery at Flippin, Monroe Co KY. Bonnie died 20 January 2010 at Red Boiling Springs, Macon Co TN and was buried next to Burford. (64f,291xc)

Rad and Mary lived between Hiram H Cherry and William Bedford Cherry [C1a7d4c2a1] in 1910; William B was still a close neighbor in 1920. In 1930 divorced aunt Dally Bean (1872 KY) lived with them. (M,KYd,64vwf,291xd)


        James Robert Cherry [C1a8c1f1k4], son of Henry Harrison Cherry and Sarah E Alexander, was born 13 November 1873 in Hardin Co TN. He moved to TX soon after his brother Isham Cherry left TN for TX on 26 September 1892. James married Alice Laura _____ in 1901 and they lived at Weatherford. She was born in TX in 1882. James was a salseman in his uncle's drugstore (where brother Isham was a druggist); in 1920 James was a real estate agent. He died on 1 January 1943. They had no children by 1920. (77,EP)


        James Rufus Cherry [C1a7f4e], son of Solomon Cherry Jr and Mary Eason, was born in 1793 in Bertie Co NC. He married Esther Duers in 1811 or 1812. Esther died by 1817 because James married her sister Elizabeth Duers in 1817. Elizabeth was born about 1787. The Duers sisters were daughters of John Duers and Ann _____. James died about 1825 in Bertie Co and named his sister Amelia in his will. Elizabeth remained in Bertie Co in the 1840s and 1850s. In 1840 she was found living close to her nephew/step-son William J Cherry, and had the care of two teens and three young women in her home. The three young women fit the ages of James' first three daughters, but the three teens could easily be children of James and Elizabeth. James and Esther had five children, and perhaps James and Elizabeth had two, all born in Bertie Co-

1.     William Joseph Cherry, b 1813

2.     Mary Ann Cherry, b 11 Jul 1814, died on 1 August 1853 at Holly Springs, Marshall Co MS. She married George Franklin Walton on 3 June 1847. He was born in NC in 1803 and died in NC in 1854. (77)

3.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1810s

4.     Mary Celia Cherry, b 1810s, married _____ Hollis. (77)

5.     James Cherry, b 1810s, may have been the James H Cherry, born in 1819 in NC, who was a clerk in Bertie Co in 1850, living with merchant William Ferguson. (6n)

6.     Esther Cherry, b 1810s

7.     son Cherry, b 1821-1825

8.     dau Cherry, b 1821-1825

In 1850 Elizabeth Duers was living with an apparent brother, James Duers, age 66, in Bertie Co. (77,6hk)


        James S Cherry [C1a6e4h10], son of William Clark Cherry and Elizabeth P Thompson, was born in 1854 in Maury Co TN. He was a baker in Columbia in 1880, unmarried. James was killed by a tornado on 20 November 1900 and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Columbia. (53,10rsc)


        James Simpson Cherry [C2d2c1], son of James Harvey Cherry and Delilah Bristow, was born about 1818 in Overton Co TN, and moved to IL when he was about 12 years old. He married Lavina Peebles in Macoupin Co on 14 July 1838. They lived in Macoupin Co IL in 1840 next to Peterson Cherry Jr (page 54). She was born in 1818 in Grayson Co KY, and died 2 February 1852 in Macoupin Co. James died about 1847 and Lavina then married William H Corder in Macoupin Co on 23 January 1849. He was born in KY in 1819. They lived in Macoupin Co in 1850 and her Cherry children then used the Corder name. She and James had four children-

a.     James Simpson Cherry, b 1839 at Girard, Macoupin Co IL. He was not in his father's home in 1850, so may have died in the 1840s. (C,W,60k)

b.     Clarinda E Cherry, b 6 Nov 1840 in Macoupin Co, died after 2 June 1880 in IL. After her parents died, she lived with her aunt Sarah R Cherry [C2d2d5] in McDonough Co. Clarinda married Thomas I Sorter in McDonough Co on 15 March 1863. He was born in KY in 1838 and was a grocer in 1870 at Blandinsville, McDonough Co. In 1880 he manufactured tobacco at Bushnell, McDonough Co. In 1920 he lived with his sister Mrs Emma Welch at Bladinsville, and was a widower. Thomas died 13 April 1920 in McDonough Co. They had a son-

        1.     William Lester Sorter, b May 1870 at Blandinsville, McDonough Co. He married Nancy M Robinson in McDonough Co on 8 July 1896 and they lived at Macomb, McDonough Co in 1900 to 1920. She was born in March 1869. William was a potter in 1920, but in 1930 he was a lunch shop proprietor at San Antonio, TX. They had a daughter-

                a.     Gladys I Sorter, b Jun 1899 at at Macomb, McDonough Co. (59uv) (165f, 59rsuvw)

Thomas Sorter first married Elleanor A Nelson in McDonough Co on 5 July 1858, but she apparently died soon after. (60n,59mrsuv)

c.     Elizabeth B Cherry, b 1843 at Girard, Macoupin Co IL. She was not in the 1850 census in 1850, so may have died in the 1840s. Note: There were many researchers for the James Harvey Cherry family, and most said that James and wife Delilah Bristow had a daughter named Elizabeth. But some researchers said Elizabeth was born in 1843, and others said 1824. It would be very unlikely that there were two daughters with the same name, especially when the first born was still alive when the younger Elizabeth was born. Hence, it is here assumed that the younger Elizabeth was actually a granddaughter. The only sons of James H and Delilah who were of age and had a marriage early enough to produce a daughter in 1843 was either eldest son James S, or second son Thomas C. And since Thomas C’s household in 1850 showed not daughter named Elizabeth who was born around 1843, then this younger Elizabeth must have been a daughter of James S Cherry, who died around 1847. (C,JY,58n)

d.     Woodford N Cherry, b 1847, died in 1858. (W,60n)

Lavina had a daughter with William Corder: Harriet Corder, born in Apr 1850 in Macoupin Co IL. (60mkn)


        James Sylvanus Cherry [C1a6b2a2e1b], son of William Norman Cherry and Martha Melinda Head, was born 5 May 1852 at Big Rock, Stewart Co TN. He was a farmer and married Nellie Gentry in 1878, later married Alice Jones. James died on 8 October 1918 and was buried in a Cherry family cemetery in Stewart Co. Nellie was born 31 May 1855 in TN, daughter of Samuel L Gentry (1815-1883) and Hannah Hamutel Lee. Nellie Elizabeth died 8 November 1901 and was also buried in that Cherry family cemetery. He had seven children with her, but only two were alive in 1900-

1.     Edgar Bertie Cherry, b 17 Jan 1879 at Big Rock, Stewart Co TN. He married Sally Elizabeth Scott on 26 May 1908 at Dover, Stewart Co. She was born 2 August 1889, and died 4 April 1910. She was buried in the same Cherry family cemetery where her husband’s parents were buried. Edgar also married Nannie Forehand in 1917 at Nashville. (77,37uv)

2.     Ashby Clay Cherry, b 27 Feb 1881 at Big Rock, Stewart Co TN. He was living at Hopkinsville, Christian Co KY when he died in September 1970. Ashby lived with his uncle Elijah Curtis Cherry [C1a6b2a2e1d] in 1900 in Montgomery Co. In 1910 Ashby was at Forrest City, Saint Francis Co AR, living with George W Leggett (1843 NY). In 1918 Ashby worked at Nashville, TN and named "J S Cherry, Modle Tenn" (Model, Stewart Co) as his nearest relative on his draft registration. Ashby married Miss Lorraine Saunders at Niagra Falls, Welland Co ONT Canada on 10 February 1912. Just before they married, Lorraine lived at Jamestown, Chautauqua Co NY. Lorrriane was age 15 when married, born in Collins Co NY, daughter of Lee Sanders and Jennie Walters. Lorriane’s mother gave consent for the marriage. Ashby claimed he was age 27 (he was actually age almost 32). The marriage record correctly named Ashby’s parents. In 1920 they lived at Hopkinsville, Christian Co KY. Ashby’s wife’snjame was Myrtle then, born in NY in 1898. So her full name must have been Myrtle Lorraine Saunders. Ashby was then working in a nursery. Myrtle died in Christian Co on 19 November 1979, age 81. Ashby died in Christian Co on 29 September 1970, age 89. They had three children-

        a.     Evelyn Cherry, b 1914 in NY (325w)

        b.     Ashby C Cherry, b 11 Oct 1921 in Christian Co KY. (325b)

        c.     James N Cherry, b 13 Jun 1929 in Christian Co KY. (325b) (77,Z,KYd, 40u,323v, 324m, 325w) (77,37ruv)


        James T Cherry [C1a7d4b12a], son of Caleb O Cherry and Alsey Abby Carter, was born in May 1847 in Stewart Co TN. He married Sarah Elizabeth Pennington on 2 June 1878 in Clay Co. She was born in Monroe Co KY on 10 August 1854. James and Sarah both died in Clay Co in 1918. They lived in Clay Co and had nine children there-

1.     Nancy M Cherry, b 1880 (64u)

2.     Jonas Bailey Cherry, b 15 Jun 1881

3.     Lhena B Cherry, b 1884 (64u)

4.     David Andrew Cherry, b 14 Oct 1885

5.     Lydia F Cherry, b Dec 1887 (64u)

6.     Elizabeth C Cherry, b Jun 1890 (64u)

7.     Alsa A Bellie Cherry (dau), b Mar 1892 (64uv)

8.     John L Cherry, b Sep 1894 (64uv)

9.     Kale Washington Cherry, b 1 Jan 1896 (26nr,64uv)


        James W Cherry [C2d1f7c], son of Wesley Jordan Cherry and Mary Elizabeth Hodge, was born in 1864 in Macon Co MO, and died at Saint Louis of "Softening of brain" on 23 December 1897. He was an insurance agent when he died. He married Anna M Wright and they had a child in Independence Twp, Macon Co-

1.     child Cherry, b 24 Aug 1890. In these early birth records, not everyone’s birth was recorded, and often the existing record is hard to read if it wasn’t destroyed over time. This child’s birth date can be read, but not the name. The mother was gived as Anna M Wright, and the father as James Wesley Cherry. (140b)(140rs,125d)


        James Wesley Cherry [C1a8c1d5i4n], son of Edmond Brent Cherry and Lola Brown, was born at Martin, TN. (77)


        James Wiley Cherry [C1a8c1j2h2], daughter of Lewis Cass Cherry and Statyra Isabella Coppedge, was born 20 March 1878. He married Leona Duke on 28 April 1907. She was born on 5 September 1887 and died on 14 October 1963. James died on 1 June 1960. They had a daughter-

a.     Wilma Grace Cherry, b 22 Jun 1908 (77,79)


        James William Cherry [C1a8c1f1f2], son of Noel Franklin Cherry and Frances Keturah Johnson, was born in 1859 in Hardin Co TN. He was a Methodist minister of the gospel. James married Annie Laura Irwin, daughter of John Sevier Irwin and Frances Church, on 26 May 1884 in Hardin Co; D W Broyles witnessed the marriage. James and Annie moved to Lawrenceburg, TN by 1889, and to Fayetteville in the winter of 1890-1891. Annie was born on 26 May 1863 in Hardin Co and died on 17 May 1892 at Fayetteville. She was buried in Savannah City Cemetery. Soon afterwards Will sent his two older children to Corinth, MS to live with their paternal grandparents. Up to about 1902, the two eldest children were still living with their paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Frank Cherry, who had moved to Florence, AL; the youngest, Annie Irwin Cherry, continued to live with her Irwin grandparents at Savannah until about 1903, then moved to Columbia, Maury Co, to be with her father.

        Will served his church at Nashville in 1894, then transferred to Murfreesboro in 1898, to Pulaski in 1899, and then to Columbia in 1903. He died in 1939 at Savannah and is buried with his wife Annie in Savannah City Cemetery next to her parents. Will and Annie had two children by July 1890, and three when Annie died-

a.     Frances Louise Cherry, b 15 Mar 1885

b.     Frank Irwin Cherry, b 2 Oct 1890

c.     Annie Irwin Cherry, b Apr 1892

Annie Irwin's aunts were Annie & Susannah Irwin, and a sister Lila Irwin who married William Fortbell. John Sevier Irwin was a son of James Irwin and Nancy Sevier, who were married in 1828 in Hardinsville, the first capitol of Hardin Co. James Irwin had three sons, the youngest being Captain James William Irwin who served in the Confederate Army, and who was born at Savannah on 13 April 1835. Captain Irwin married Cornelia Broyles and they had six children. There was a W J Cherry who married R M Carroll in Hardin Co on 4 December 1877, moved to Paris, TX in December 1885, and who may have been a lawyer. This was not the above James William Cherry. (52, 77,92,LH,EP,9q)


        Jane Cherry [C1a8i3c], daughter of William B Cherry and Lottie Hopkins, was born in 1790 in Edgecombe, NC. She married Jacob Boucher in Warren Co KY on 11 October 1811. He was born about 1788. (C,57h)


        Jane Cherry [C1a3f6e7], daughter of John M Cherry and Elizabeth Wingate, was born in 1841 in Henderson Co TN. She married Perry Spencer. (77,24n)


        Jane Cherry [C1a8i2b8], daughter of Henry Cherry and Jane Rudolph, was born 27 January 1848. She married Sam K Staley and died 23 January 1922 at Burnt Prairie, White Co. She was buried in Centerville Cemetery in White Co. They had a daughter-

a.     Flora Eva Staley, b 1 Mar 1879 in IL, died 20 November 1941 at Burnt Prairie, White Co. She was buried at Burnt Prairie. Flora married George Tedrow. (159d) (159nqdc)


        Jane Cherry [C1a8c1a5], daughter of James J Cherry, was born in 1806 in Rutherford Co TN. She married James D Clifton of Rutherford Co. He was a son of Henry Clifton. Jane died at the age of 76 on 7 May 1884 in TX. She and her husband James moved to Titus Co TX in 1837. They had eight children-

1.     William Clifton

2.     George Clifton

3.     Nancy A Clifton

4.     James D Clifton Jr

5.     Louisa Clifton

6.     Reese Clifton

7.     Rawls Clifton

8.     Martha Clifton (90,39i), (90,77,39i)


        Jane Cherry [unknown], married Patrick Heflin in Stewart Co TN on 26 September 1853. (102)


        Jared W Cherry [C1a5e2h1b], son of Ezekiel K Cherry and Martha Keene Cherry [C1a5e2e2], was born 18 October 1837 in Marengo Co AL. He married Mollie Ann Johnson about 1861 and in 1870 they lived in DeSoto Par LA, and in 1880 lived in Navarro Co TX. She was born in Kemper Co MS on 1 March 1840. Jared and his father opened a livery stable at Kerens in the early 1880s. Jared died at Kerens, Navarro Co on 26 January 1897; Mollie died 16 December 1882. They were buried in Jimmerson Cemetery in Navarro Co TX. They had seven children-

1.     Martha Elizabeth Cherry, b 6 Apr 1863

2.     Willie P Cherry, b 7 Oct 1865

3.     James Cherry, b 21 Jun 1869

4.     Mollie Cherry, b 27 Jun 1871

5.     Kathryn Cherry, b 20 Sep 1873

6.     Charles Calhoun Cherry, b 9 Mar 1876

7.     Lura Lee Cherry, b 8 Apr 1879 (W,LJ,143,19k, 22npq,101c)


        Jared William Cherry [C1a5e2h], son of Joshua Cherry and Martha R Keene, was born 26 May 1796 in Sumner Co TN. He married Sarah Holland in Caldwell Co KY on 21 January 1816; the bond was paid by Vincent Holland, John Holland, Jared Cherry, and Joshua Cherry. On January 17 Sally's father John Holland wrote a note to the county clerk giving his "consent to the marriage between J W Cherry and my daughter Sally;" John Holland signed. The consent note from Jared's father, dated 16 January 1816, was signed with an "Χ." Sally was born about 1800, daughter of John Holland, a Revolutionary War soldier, and Jenny _____. Jared and Sally had five children, named in her father's 26 May 1842 Sumter Co AL will. Sally apparently died by 1827 and Jared then married Susan Jenkins in Marengo Co AL on 13 October 1827. Susan was born on 23 March 1797, daughter of J Jenkins and S _____. Susan died on 8 May 1840s or early 1850s and was buried in Boney Cemetery in Sumter Co. Jared moved to Marengo Co about 1825, and to Sumter Co AL about 1841. He married a third time, to Mrs Martha Pollard, in Sumter Co on 23 June 1853. She was born in VA in 1800. Upon Martha's death, she left her estate to her step-daughter-in-law Eliza (Parker) Cherry. Jared wrote his will in Sumter Co on 27 October 1868 in which he named ten children; the executor was his son William. Jared died on 23 July 1871 in AL and was buried in Boney Cemetery (also called Old Liberty Church Cemetery) in Sumter Co. His estate settlement, on 8 August 1871, named children and grandchildren-

1.     Ezekiel K Cherry, b 1817

2.     Charlotte Cherry, b abt 1820

3.     Susan Cherry, b abt 1822

4.     Joshua W Cherry, b c 1823

5.     Catherine Cherry, b Mar 1825-Nov 1825

6.     Caroline Cherry, b 20 Nov 1828

7.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1830

8.     Margaret W Cherry, b 1831

9.     Henry Farris Cherry, b 1832

10.     Lucinda Jane Cherry, b 28 Nov 1834

11.     Letitia Cherry, b abt 1836

12.     Robert L Cherry, b 1830s

13.     William J Cherry, b 1840

Sally Holland had siblings: Anderson Holland, who was dead by 26 May 1842; William Holland; Elizabeth Holland who married a Mr Darnell first, and then on 6 February 1842 married Henry Cherry (not in Caldwell Co); Pernica Holland who married Brooks H Davis; Darcus Holland who married John B Davis; Susan Holland who married Henry I Darnell; and perhaps Aravilla Holland, married to a Mr Huston. Susan Jenkins was the sister of Sara Jenkins who married Vincent Anderson. John Holland's will, Will Book I, page 253 in 1842, Marengo, AL named "... my daughter Sally Cherry." (78,77, 57,109, LJ, 22pnqr,19y,47m)


        Jared Y Cherry [C1a8f2 e], son of John Cherry and Mary _____ of Beaufort Co NC, was named in his father's 26 July 1836 will. Jared was born about 1805 in Beaufort Co. He not found on the 1850 census. Jared married Jane E Walker and they lived in Washington Township in Beaufort Co in 1840. She was probably the Jane Cherry living two doors from Jared's brother John in the Trantors Creek district of Beaufort Co in 1850. That Jane was born in NC in 1811, and was apparently widowed in the latter part of the 1840s. Jared had at least eight children-

1.     Thomas Cherry, b 1845 in NC, married Lydia A Albert at Washington, Beaufort Co on 22 March 1869. She was born in 1849 in NC, daughter of John Albert and Mary H _____. By 1880 they had two children-

        a.     Mary Cherry, b 1875 in Beaufort Co NC. (4s)

        b.     child Cherry, b 1870s in Beaufort Co NC. (4s) (4ns)

2.     Susan Cherry, married first to _____ Black, probably by the summer of 1850; she was not found in Beaufort Co in 1860 nor in 1870 under the Black name. Susan married 2nd to Nelson Shepard in Beaufort Co on 29 September 1870. Nelson's parents were Winfield Shepard and Mariah _____ (not of Beaufort Co). (121,4n)

3.     Sarah Cherry, b 1834 (4k)

4.     Virginia Cherry, b 1836 (4k)

5.     Mary Ann Cherry, b 1839 (4k)

6.     William M Cherry, b 1840 in NC, married Maggie _____ from NY. She was born in NY in 1852. In 1880 they were living at Washington in Beaufort Co (in the B Raifield home) and had three children-

        a.     William Cherry Jr, b 1871 (4s)

        b.     Pauline Cherry, b 1874 (4s)

        c.     child Cherry (4s) (77,87,4ins)

7.     David Cherry, b 1843

8.     Agnes Cherry, b 1847 (77,87,4in)


        Jefferson A Cherry [C2d2a10f], son of James Peterson Cherry and Jane Stewart, was born in June 1862 in IL. In 1880 he worked on the Alfred Pettit farm in Hancock Co IL. In 1900, still single, he lived with his brother William at Girard, Macoupin Co. (60ru,61s)


        Jefferson Davis Cherry [C1a6b2a2e6], son of Nehemiah W Cherry and Mary Ann Rogers, was born 28 August 1861 in Stewart Co TN. He married Mary Ada Taylor on 22 May 1881 in Stewart Co. She was born 15 March 1866 in KY, daughter of James Taylor and Mary Adams, and died in Trigg Co KY on 12 March 1948. Jefferson died 9 November 1930. They were buried in Palmyra United Methodist Church Cemetery in Montgomery Co. They had nine children, seven by 1900-

a.     Louis Ralph Cherry, b 28 Jun 1883 in Stewart County, TN. He married Dollie Moran in Stewart Co on 16 August 1902, and after she died he married Beaulah Barkin in 1910 as a second wife, and died 9 January 1971 at Collinsville, Madison Co IL. He was buried St John Cemetery, Collinsville. Beaulah was born in TN in 1884. They had seven children-

        1.     Euna L Cherry, b 1903 (N,40vw)

        2.     Wilbert Wilmuth Cherry, 2 Dec 1904, died 15 June 1921 at Dotsonville when he became entangled in the reigns of the family plow mule, and the spooked animal dragged him. He suffered a serious concussion and lived less than two hours after the accident. Wilbert was buried in Palmyra United Methodist Cemetery, Palmyra TN. (W,N,40vwdc)

        3.     Pearl Cherry, b 1910 (N,40w)

        4.     Louis R Cherry, b 1914 (N,40w)

        5.     Louise Cherry, b 1914 (N,40w)

        6.     Dorothy Cherry, b 1916 (N,40w)

        7.     dau Cherry (N) (W,37m)

b.     William Wilson Cherry, b Jul 1885 (37u,40v)

c.     child Cherry, b & d by 1900 (37u)

d.     Myrtle Lee Cherry, b 14 Jan 1889 in Stewart Co TN. She married Leonard Swift, and died 23 July 1927 in Stewart Co. (W,37u)

e.     Nola M Cherry, b Aug 1890 in Stewart Co, TN. She married Alexander Morgan after 1910. (W,37u,40v)

f.     Brodus Cherry, b 11 May 1893 in Stewart Co TN, married Nettie Lee Powers, and died 10 December 1971 at Collinsville, IL. He was buried Saint John Cemetery at Collinsville. They had a daughtrer-

        1.     Lucille Cherry, b 1931, died 1951 and was buried in Saint John Cemetery, Collinsville, IL. (W) (W,37u)

g.     Linnie L Cherry, b Feb 1896, married Albert Ellis. (W,37u,40v)

h.     Bracy Cherry, b 9 Feb 1901 in Stewart Co TN, died 10 August 1984. (W,40v)

i.     Alton Cherry, b 4, Sep 1905 in Stewart Co TN, died in April 1978. (W,40v)

Jeff and Ada lived next door to Charles W Cherry (1854 TN) in 1900. (W,77, 37qrsmu)


        Jeffery Allen Cherry [C1a7d4c1f9f2], son of Sid Allen Cherry and Mamie Elaine King, was born in 1965 and died on 23 December 1974. (77)


        Jemima Cherry [C1a5e1], probably a daughter of Job Cherry (and Abiah Ventures?, or a first wife of Job Cherry?), was born circa 1756 in Tyrrell Co NC. There is no absolute proof to show that Jemima was Job's daughter, but the circumstantial evidence for this belief is substantial: 1) Jemima and her husband lived six doors from Job Cherry in 1787 in or close to Williamston, NC; 2) her son was named after Job Cherry; 3) her grandson John Job Williams was named after her father Job Cherry and her husband's father John Williams; 4) her name had Job Cherry's penchant for using given names starting with the letter "J;" 5) of all the Cherry men in Martin Co, only Faithful Cherry, Jesse Cherry (son of Faithful), and Job Cherry (brother of Faithful) were of the right age to be her father. The children of Faithful are well established through his will, and Jesse Cherry did not have the close ties with Jemima that Job did; Job was the only one who wrote a poorly composed, vague will, obviously omitting names of his children; 6) family tradition had been handed down for generations that John Job Williams, son of Jemima's daughter Martha Biggs and an early pioneer of Hardin Co, TN, came from Martin Co "with his cousins the Cherry family." The Cherry family referred to were the children of Jesse Cherry, son of John Cherry and Mary Jordan; Jesse lived next door to Jemima's father in Martin Co.

        Jemima married James Biggs [C1a5c2b] and they lived in Williamston. Jemima's line is continued under James' name.


        Jemima R Cherry [C2d2c8], daughter of James Harvey Cherry and Delilah Bristow, was born 6 March 1839 in Warren Co KY. She was the youngest daughter in her father's household in 1840, so was probably born in Warren Co, although the 1850 census says she was born at Girard, Macoupin Co IL. She married John C Harbor at Saint Louis, MO on 12 October 1854. He was born in 1835, son of Thomas Harbor and Mary _____, and died 17 August 1867 at Sadorus, Champaign Co IL (southeast corner of the county). Jemima died 29 August 1866 in IL. John C Harbor and and Jemima lived in Macoupin Co in 1855 next door to Thomas Cherry. In that state census, John C was age 20s; his wife was a teenager. There was an older woman age 40s living with them, plus one boy under age 10 and a teenage male. The Thomas Cherry next door was age 30s, so was likely Jemima’s brother. John C Harbor lived in Champaign Co when he enlisted as Lieutenant in the Illinois 125th Regiment on 4 September 1862. He was promoted to full Captain on 16 April 1964, and mustered out at Washington D. C. on 9 June 1865. While John was serving in the Civil War, both of their sons died. John returned home at the end of the war and they settled in Sadorus, Champaign Co. IL. One year later, in 1866, Jemima died. And one year after that, John died. They had two sons-

a.     Thomas J Harbor, b 1855 in IL, was in the 3 July 1855 census as a boy under age 10 in his parents’ home in the Macoupin Co IL state census. Thomas died 8 May 1864 in IL. (W,ILn)

b.     John Edwin Harbor, b 1860 in IL after the summer census, died 9 August 1863 in IL. (W) (C,W,M,57k, 58n, ILn,125m)


        Jennette Cherry [C1a8j5], daughter of Lemuel Cherry and Nancy Ann Moring, was born 12 July 1787 in Pitt Co NC. She married her cousin Roderick Cherry on 31 March 1804. Her line is continued under Roderick's name.


        Jennette Cherry [C1a8k7e], daughter of Roderick Cherry and Jennette Cherry [C1a8j5], was born about 1816 in Pitt Co NC. She married Guilford M Moring of Montgomery Co TN (a cousin?), probably after the summer of 1840 since she was the head of her own household in 1840. (57,77)


        Jennette Cherry [C1a3f2a2b4b], daughter of Josiah Nicholas Cherry and Sarah Lillian Tarver, was born 9 March 1894 at Opelika, Lee Co AL, and died on 28 October 1972 at West Palm Beach, FL. "Jennette Cherry" married George Walter Slaton in Lee Co on 7 December 1916. He was born 20 November 1893 at Tuskegee, AL, son of George Washington Slaton (1863-1935) and Martha Ella Cox (1866-1948). He lived at Loachapoka, Al when he was young. and died at West Palm Beach on 30 July 1965. Jennette and George lived at Columbus, Muscogee Co GA in 1920, and at West Palm Beach, FL in 1930 (ED50-18). He was an insurance agent. He started Slaton Insurance Company in 1923. Also, he and his wife were owners of the Slaton Hotel at Palm Beach, FL They divorced in 1959 in Palm Beach Co, but remarried in 1962. They had two children-

1.     Jesse Calhoun "Jake" Slaton, b 15 Nov 1917 at Columbus, GA and lived in Palm Beach Co, FL most of his life. He and his brother George took over their father's insurance buisiness when he died, and renamed it Slaton, Inc. He and brother George also founded a real estate and mortgage company. He died on 16 March 1993 at Palm Beach. Jake was a WW2 Veteran. He married his high school sweetheart Pamely Pitt at Tucson, AZ. Suzanne died in 2003 and Jake moved to Gainesville, FL in 2004. They had three children-

        a.     Timothy Pitt Slaton, b (22 Aug 1944 (JA)

        b.     Sally Ann Slaton, b 14 Mar 1949 (JA)

  c.     Jeanette Slaton, b 4 Aug 1951 (JA) (JA)

2.     George Cherry Slaton, b 18 Jul 1921, Clayton, GA. He was a resident of the Palm Beaches in FL for most of his life. He and his brother Jake ran an insurance company and started a real estate and mortgage company. George married Suzanne Goddard in August 1942 at Tucson, AZ. She was frpm Nashville, TN. They moved to Gainesville, FL about 2003. He died there on 12 February 2009. George enlisted in January 1942 in the US Army Air Force and was a WW2 veteran. Suzanne was born 1 December 1922 at Nashville, TN, daughter of of Edward A Goddard (1891 KY) and Mildred C _____ (1893 TN, married in 1920), and died on 28 August 2003 at Palm Beach, FL. George was a top ranked tennis player at Stetson University, and received a scholarship for his skill as a violinist. Their two children were-

        1.     Robert Campbell Slaton, b 6 May 1944 at West Palm Beach, FL. He was a graduate of Davidson University and the University Of Florida Medical School. He married twice. The first wife was Ann Conant. They married in September 1969, and later divorced. They had two children. Robert then married Kathleen Jane Treible on 23 November 1989 at Gainesville, FL. Robert's children were-

                a.     Ann Slaton, married Mitch Mudano. (N)

                b.     Robert Slaton Jr, married Jennifer _____. (N,JA)

                c.     Andrew Slaton (JA,N)

                d.     Alex Slaton (JA,N)

                e.     Peter Slaton (JA,N)

        2.     Suzanne "Zan" Slaton, b 2 May 1946 at West Palm Beach, FL. She married Bob Hogan. They lived at Lantana, and in 2009 were living at Palm Beach. They had two children-

                1.     Kelly Hogan, married Kyle McFadden. (N)

                2.     Bobby Hogan, married Legé _____. (JA,N) (JA) (JA,Z,FLd,N,436w, 600f)

In 1930 Jenette's brother Josiah lived with them and sold insurance. (JA,Z,N,287u, 386vm, 436w, 600fm)


        Jeanette Cloud Cherry [C1a8f5h1d5], daughter of James C Cherry and Mollie Elizabeth Bowman, was born in 1907 in Hood Co TX. She married L J Henslee and lived at Cleburne, Johnson Co in 1992. They had four children-

a.     dau Henslee, b 12 Oct 1931 in Taylor Co (310b)

b.     Zelma Annette Henslee, b 11 Jul 1935 in Hood Co. (305b)

c.     Lemual Cloud Henslee, b 26 Feb 1938 in Johnson Co. (307b)

d.     Carrol Hardin Henslee, b 26 Sep 1940 in Johnson Co. (307b) (77,N, 305vw, 307b)


        Jenney Cherry [C1a5b2e], daughter of Jonathan Cherry, bricklayer of Martin Co NC, was born in the 1760s-1780s range in Martin Co. She left a Martin Co will dated 23 May 1822 in which she named niece Patsey Cherry, "beloved Sobina Chery one trunck and to Mary Medfort my well beloved niece one bed quilt." Sobina Cherry was a daughter of Jenney's brother Jesse. To brother Jesse Cherry she left $10 "to be appropriated to Schooling Jonathan C Linch." Her brother Jesse was the executor. Jenney could not write. Her will was written for "Jenney Cherry," not Jenney Linch. Jenney and _____ Linch had a son-

1.     Jonathan C Linch, b May 1822 (77,1pz)


        Jennie Lynn Cherry [C1a8c1d5i2], daughter of Albert Gallatin Cherry and Nancy Jane Hill, was born 8 February 1881 in Calloway Co KY. She married James Henry Hutchens in Henry Co TN on 17 August 1902, and died on 24 March 1968 at Paris, Henry Co. She was buried in Memorial Cemetery at Paris. James H was born 10 January 1876 in Calloway Co, and died 9 February 1975 in Henry Co. He was also buried in Memorial Cemetery. Henry was a tank inspector until the 1920s, then in 1930 he was a grocer at Paris. They had daughter-

a.     Charlene Hutchins, died before 1910 (21v)

In 1910 Jennie’s brother Brent lived with them. He was a clerk for the L&N Railroad. In 1930 Jennie’s mother lived with them. (77,Z,72u, 21mvwfc)


        Jeremiah Cherry [C1a4d], son of Thomas Cherry and Sarah Willson, was born about 1712 in Norfolk Co VA and was baptized there. In June 1730 Jeremiah was listed as a son of Thomas on the tithable listing from Suggs Mills to Deep Creek. On 17 April 1748 Jeremiah was named in his father's will and received the lion's share of inheritance ("the plantation I now live on including one hundred acres of land," "the half of one hundred acres and twenty five of land I bought of Marmaduke Etheridge Senr," and "a Negro Man named Anthony," etc.). He married Mary Ferbee, daughter of James Ferbee of Albermarle Co. James Ferbee was born around 1675, and his daughter Mary was born about 1710, probably in Albermarle Co. James Ferbee's 1753 will named his daughter Mary Cherry. Jeremiah left a will dated 11 February 1754 in Norfolk Co (he signed with an "Χ"), and died in November or December 1754; his estate was appraised on 14 January 1755 in Norfolk Co. The appraisers were Robert Burges, James Ives, Edward Williams, and a Joseph Cherry (his uncle?). In his will Jeremiah named his wife Mary and six children. None of his daughters were married at the time his will was written, and the last daughter, Tamor, was baptized just two years before the will, indicating that she was a young child when the 1754 will was written. Wife Mary received a Negro man named Anthony from her husband's 1754 will (probably the slave Jeremiah inherited from his father), household items, and a horse and a handmill. Her estate was inventoried in 1798 in Norfolk Co, so she died by then, probably in Norfolk Co. Jeremiah and Mary had a least six children, and perhaps a seventh born in 1755-

1.     Thomas Cherry, b 1730s?

2.     Jeremiah Cherry Jr, b 1730s?

3.     Martha Cherry, b 1740s?

4.     Mary Cherry, b 1740s?

5.     Sarah Cherry, b 1740s?

6.     Tamer Cherry, b abt 1752

7.     William Cherry, b abt 1755 (57,77,EC,RM,NW, C,28apm)


        Jeremiah Cherry Jr [C1a5d2], son of Jeremiah Cherry and Mary Ferbee, was perhaps born in the 1730s in Norfolk Co VA. He received from his father's 1754 will the portion of the plantation on the other side of the road on which his parents lived, plus swamp land. Jeremiah lived in Norfolk Co VA in 1785. He married Mary Owen in Norfolk Co on 9 December 1782; bond was provided by William Owen. By 1785 he apparently had one child since the household showed three people. Jeremiah was living two doors from Thomas Cherry Senior on one side, and three doors form David Cherry on the other. (C,NW,28ap)


        Jeremiah Cherry [C1a5e4], son of Job Cherry and Abiah Ventures, was born in Tyrrell Co NC on 1 April 1766, and spent his early married life in Martin Co close to Williamston. He married Mary Price, who was born on 12 January 1766, probably in Martin Co. Her brother was Thomas Price, who named his sister "Mary Cherry" in his 16 January 1800 will in Martin Co. One of the executors named was Jeremiah Cherry. The father of Thomas Price and his sister Mary may have been William Price, but the evidence for this is flimsy.

        Jeremiah bought 100 acres in Martin Co from the state on 16 July 1795. On 3 October 1802 he bought a tract of 16 acres "beginning at the fork of the road southerly from the house where John Williams lately lived then up the road" etc. This is more evidence that the Williams families had close connections with the Cherry families; see below.

        There is a 15 December 1802 Martin Co deed which says "Know all men by these presents that I Jeremiah Cherry of the town of Williamston NC" sold a town lot of half an acre, lot number 32, to Miles Hollewell for $140. This sale was witnessed by Mollechi Smith and Richard Williams; Jeremiah Cherry signed. This deed, then, establishes that Jeremiah did live in or near Williamston. Then on 4 May 1803 Jeremiah bought a 20 year old Negro woman named Margugal from Thomas Fagan of Washington Co NC; this was witnessed by Richard Williams and Henry Slade. On 14 September 1803 Jeremiah bought 125 acres from Ebenezer Slade Sr. This land was on the south side of the Roanoke River and bounded by land belonging to Mayslip, Patent, William Ward, McKinzie, and Thomas Hunter. On 17 August 1804 "Jeremiah Cherry of Martin Co" sold 3 acres next to the "road Williamston to Washington" to David Clark of Plymouth. On 11 December 1804 Abner Cherry sold 40 acres to Jeremiah Cherry, land "beginning at a branch on above Job Cherry Ser' fence on the Wildest Road running down the said branch to Nathan Ross' line" etc. On the same date Abner sold a Negro woman named Moll to Jeremiah for £145. On 12 March 1806 Jeremiah witnessed a sale of 500 acres from David Clark to Ebenezer Slade, land obtained by Clark from Henry Slade Jr, Henry Slade Sr, and from Ebenezer Slade Jr deceased. On 15 September 1806 Jeremiah sold to Ruth Kennedy of Martin Co 12 acres "beginning at the fork of the Plymouth Road running down the road to William McKinzie's line thence down said line to said McKinzie's corner toward Williamston" etc. This transaction was witnessed by Reuben Ross and by Darling Cherry; Jeremiah Cherry signed. On 24 November 1806 Charles Hooks sold to Jeremiah Cherry, both of Martin Co, 157 acres on the "west side of Luck [Tuck?] Creek being the land given to me in my fathers last will and testament adjoining the land Spellar Ward former line." On 27 October 1807 Jeremiah sold 30 acres to James Everett, land near the town of Williamston and at "the forks of the road that leads to Washington & Plymouth" and along "the branch to the road that leads from Williamston [to] the old Chapell." On 30 November 1807 Jeremiah sold 157 acres to Samuel Wheatley, both of Martin Co, land "on the west side of [... ]ick Creek being the land sold to me by Charles Hooks ajoining the land formerly belonging to William Hooks decd." Jeremiah sold 47 acres to Sterling Rogers, both of Martin Co, on 20 July 1808. This land bordered the road from Williamston "to the Chapel" and also the road from Williamston to Washington. On 27 July 1808 Jeremiah sold 53 acres to David Clark of the town of Plymouth, land close to that of the sale of a week earlier. On 22 September 1808 Jeremiah Cherry sold 90 acres to William McKinzie of Martin Co, land bordering "John Nicholson's line formerly Job Cherrys" and "being that tract or parcel of land which was granted by the State of NC to the said Jeremiah by patent dated the 16 day of July in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety five" (Book E, page 249). On 10 December 1810 Jeremiah Cherry of "Martin Co" (he had already moved to Columbia, TN) sold land near Williamston near Benjamin Barral.

        From the above deed records we can definitely say that Jeremiah Cherry lived either in Williamston or on the eastern outskirts of town, and that he owned a considerable amount of land for the time. He appears to have sold most, if not all his land, by the end of 1810 in preparation for his move to Columbia, TN. He was in Columbia by 1809, but probably returned to Williamston to finish the last land sales.

        Jeremiah owned and ran a tavern, which was a large two story frame house built in 1811 in Columbia on North Main Street about one block north of the town square; in November 1812 he was granted a liquor license. He was also appointed to be a constable on 18 September 1809, and again (or re-appointed?) on 10 September 1811. In 1811 he sold lot number 12 in Columbia to Littleberry Mangrum. On 17 August 1814 Betsy Henderson charged Jeremiah Cherry with assault and battery. Since Jeremiah owned a saloon, she could have easily been a dissatisfied drunk / hooker who was removed from the premises.

        Jeremiah died in Columbia on 29 January 1821 and his wife Mary died in Columbia on 15 May 1852. Both are buried in Greenwood Cemetery about a mile north of Columbia's town square. They had nine children-

a.     Kenneth Cherry, b Jan-May 1790

b.     dau Cherry, born in Martin Co in the 1790s, died in childhood.

c.     Amelia Cherry, b 1794

d.     Mary Cherry, b 10 Oct 1795

e.     Jeremiah Cherry Jr, b 27 Oct 1797

f.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 15 Dec 1799

g.     Nancy Cherry, b 24 Nov 1802

h.     William Clark Cherry, b 26 Dec 1803

i.     Rosanna Cherry, b 1806

Thomas Price of Martin Co wrote his will on 16 January 1800. In it he named his wife Mary Price, sister Mary Cherry, brothers-in-law William, Nicholas, and James Gilbert, and executors William Gilbert and Jeremiah Cherry. Thomas' will was probated in Martin Co in 1800 or 1801. (Many of the wills of these years do not have the probate date shown in the will records.) Also, Thomas' wife Mary (or was this Mary a daughter of Elijah Price who left a January 1794 Martin Co will?) witnessed the late 1790s will of Joseph Biggs Sr in Martin Co. For further Price information, see page 803. (53,72,91, BH,EC,1aezp, 10iczy)


        Jeremiah Cherry [C1a8f3], son of Charles Cherry and Winifred Mercer, was born on 7 May 1769 in Beaufort Co NC. Jeremiah was on the 1790 Beaufort Co census, but was not found there in 1800. He was in the 1810 Beaufort Co census, age 26 to 44, and lived next to brothers John, Mercer, and William, and had sixteen slaves; in the 1820 Beaufort Co census he was over age 45. He left a will dated 2 August 1841 in Beaufort Co, and died on 19 August 1845. His will was probated in August 1845; no executors were named, so sons Jeremiah R Cherry and Robert C Cherry were appointed to be the administrators. Jeremiah named his wife Mary _____ (Church?, or Brown?) and five children, and left Mary a Negro. Jeremiah was buried in the Cherry Cemetery at Washington. Mary was born in 1784 in NC (she was age 26 to 44 in 1820), and in 1850 was living in the Tranter's Creek district in Beaufort Co with three of her sons, and next door to her niece Winifred Cherry[C1a8f2c]. Son Jeremiah R Cherry was an executor of the Nathan Brown estate in the mid-1840s, and in Nathan's will he gave his son William Wirt Brown two-thirds of the estate. But if William Brown were to die without an heir, William's two-thirds would go to the three sons of Jeremiah Cherry. One of the witnesses to Nathan Brown's 1839 will was Matthew Shaw, the husband of Jeremiah's daughter Hannah Cherry. In 1850 a Henry Brown, age 15, was living with Mary and her sons. Living next door was Patty Brown, age 45, and Patty's children. Mary died early in 1865. In her 21 October 1863 will she left her estate to daughter Hannah N Shaw. She and Jeremiah had six children-

a.     Hannah N Cherry, b 1811 (1808 per 1870 census)

b.     Jeremiah Richard Cherry, b 1813

c.     James R Cherry, b 1810s?

d.     Robert Church Cherry, b 1820

e.     Minerva Cherry, b 1820s?

f.     Julius A Cherry, b 1826 (87,77,WD,4apeinqr)


        Jeremiah Cherry Jr [C1a5e4e], son of Jeremiah Cherry and Mary Price, was born in or near Williamston, NC on 27 October 1797 but grew up and spent the remainder of his life in Columbia, TN. He married Mary Rebecca Cooper in Columbia on 29 November 1819. She was born 22 October 1802 in NC, daughter of Joel Cooper (born in NC), and died 14 March 1887 in Columbia.

        Jeremiah was the administrator of his father's estate. County court records on 19 January 1824 name Jeremiah and his wife Mary to be the guardian of Sarah "Sally" Cooper, a minor daughter of the late Joel Cooper. Jeremiah died on 22 October 1855, also in Columbia. Both he and Mary are buried in Greenwood Cemetery at the north edge of Columbia. They had 11 children, all born in Columbia-

1.     William Cherry, b 14 Oct 1820

2.     Joseph Alfred Cherry, b abt 1822

3.     Mary Elizabeth Cherry, b 1824

4.     Jeremiah W Cherry, b 12 Jan 1826

5.     Pleasant Nelson Cherry, b 6 Dec 1827

6.     James P Cherry, b 2 Jan 1830

7.     Eliza E Cherry, b abt 1833

8.     Sarah C Cherry, b abt 1836

9.     Thomas S Cherry, b 9 Jan 1838

10.     Josephine Cherry, b abt 1840

11.     Narcissa C Cherry, b 1848

Maury Co probate records and guardianship records indicate that Mary Cooper had a younger sister Sarah Cooper, and a brother William Cooper. (52,53,55,62,72, 91,RM,N, 1ez, 10nqrscmyp)


        Jeremiah Cherry [C1a8f4d], son of Charles Cherry Jr and Rosannah R Yarrell, was born about 1807 in Montgomery Co TN (age 40 in 1850). Jeremiah married Sarah G Benton in Gibson Co on 6 November 1835; bond was provided by John W Crockett. Jeremiah was not found in TN in 1840 (perhaps they lived with her parents?), but in 1850 through 1870 they and their children lived in Weakley Co TN (the only Cherry family in the county in 1850, but there was another Cherry family in 1860). Sarah was born in TN in 1817 (age 30 in 1850). In February 1858 Rosannah Cherry gave personal property and 46 acres in trust to her grand-daughter, Mary Edwina Cherry, also to son Charles Cherry, daughter Ruth Oldham, daughter Louisa Lowery, son Jeremiah Cherry, and grand-daughter Catherine Thomas. Jeremiah died after the summer of 1870. They had eleven children-

1.     Eliza Ann Cherry, b 1836

2.     Mary Jane Cherry, b 1838

3.     Warren Benton Cherry, b 1839

4.     Emily Cherry, b 14 Aug 1839

5.     G Wright Cherry, b 1843

6.     James M Cherry, b 14 Nov 1844

7.     Charles Westley Cherry, b 6 Oct 1846

8.     Regina E Cherry, b 1848

9.     William W Cherry, b 25 Dec 1850

10.     George D Cherry, b Jul 1852

11.     Rosanna Pathenia Cherry, b 15 Apr 1858

In 1860 a Margaret Benton, age 65, was living with Jeremiah and Sarah.

In the 1930s, a typewritten list of TN marriages was made, and on that list Jeremiah Cherry married "Sarah G Bunting." But the death records of two children show that their mother was Sarah Bunton or Benton. In addition, her eldest son was Warren Benton. Hence, Benton must have been Sarah's name. (77,121, EC,13mk,4ehi, 45nqr)


        Jeremiah Richard Cherry [C1a8f3b], son of Jeremiah Cherry and Mary _____, was born in 1813 in Beaufort Co NC, and was named in his father's 1841 Beaufort Co will, and was named his brother Julius' will. He was also known as Richard J Cherry, and was an executor of the Nathan Brown estate in the mid-1840s in Beaufort Co. Jeremiah was living in Beaufort Co in 1850 with his mother and brother Robert. His name was then C R Cherry, age 36; in 1860 it was J R Cemetery, age 47; in 1870 it was R C Cherry, age 59. About late 1850 he married his next door neighbor widow Mrs Bernice Brown (Bernice Cherry [C1a5b1b1b1]), and in 1860 was the head of his own home at Tranter's Creek. In 1860 he had five children living with him; they were the two daughters of Bernice's first marriage, plus his and Bernice's three children. In 1880 Jeremiah was still in Beaufort Co, married, but Bernice was listed in 1880 after all the children in Jeremiah's household, and was shown to be a widow born in 1827, was White, and was shown as Jeremiah's wife. She was a widow of a first marriage to a Mr Brown (Nathan Brown?), and lived next door to Jeremiah and his mother in 1850. In their home in 1880 were eight children, ages 35 to 8. Berenice was born in NC in 1827, daughter of John Cherry [C1a5b1b1b], a very distant cousin. In the 1850 and 1860 census, she and her children were shown to be Mulatto, as was her mother-in-law Mrs Patty Brown in the 1850 census. From the 1860 and 1880 census, his children were all born in Beaufort Co NC; Bernice's two daughters with Mr Brown carry her ID#-

a.     Cleopatra Parthenia Brown [C1a5b1b1b1a], b Oct 1844

b.     Mary Florence Brown [C1a5b1b1b1b], b 1846

1.     Earnest M Cherry, b 1851 (age 18 in 1870) (4qrs)

2.     Richard Walter Cherry, b Jun 1853 (age 17 in 1870, 26 in 1880). He married Mary E Jolly on 18 January 1895 in Lenoir Co. He gave his age as 38 when he married; Mary said she was age 22. She was born in May 1872 in NC, daughter of Joseph H Jolly (1833 NC) and Elizabeth Lucinda Case (1848 NC). Richard died in NC on 8 February 1929. Walter was a carpenter who specilized in building staircases, and was a mechanic. Mary died 26 May 1919 from pellagra (a disease caused by a lack of vitamin B3 in the diet) at Stony Creek, Nash Co and was buried in Battle Park Cemetery in Nash Co. Richard was a widower living at Stony Creek, Nash Co in 1920 with two children. They had five children by 1900, but three had already died-

        a.     child Cherry

        b.     child Cherry

        c.     child Cherry

        d.     Hannah Mae Cherry, b Jan 1900 – 1977 (4u)

        e.     Mary Cherry, b Jan 1900 – (4u)

        f.     Jessie J Cherry (dau), b 1903 (104w)

        g.     Raymond Monroe Cherry, b 7 Jul 1904 in Washington Co NC. In 1920 he lived in Nash Co. Raymond married Annie Leatha Roberson at Tarboro, Edgecombe Co on 15 March 1924. She claimed she was age 18 when married (born in 1906 and age 23 in 1930), daughter of David H Roberson (1882 NC) and Martha C _____ (1883 NC). Raymond said he was 22. In 1930 they lived at Rocky Mount, Nash Co three doors from her parents. Raymond (and Annie's father) were car repairmen for the railroad. In 1940 they did not lived at Rocky Mount. They had two sons by 1930-

                1.     Raymond J Cherry, b Sep 1926 (104f)

                2.     Darrow M Cherry, b Sep 1928 (104f) (618b, 104wf,5m) (W,4qrsu, 7s,412m, 104w)

3.     Bernard P Cherry, b 1856. He was a farmer in 1880, single, and living at home. (4qrs)

4.     Lida Cherry, b 1860. She was Ida in 1870, age 10. (4rs)

5.     Xialissa Cherry, b 1862. She was Alice in 1870, age 7. (4rs)

6.     Charles M Cherry, b 1872 (4s)

These children shown in the 1850 and 1860 Beaufort Co census were all shown to be Mulatto; all eight children were shown as Jeremiah's children in the 1880 census. They were all White in 1870 and 1880. (87,4nqrs)


        Jeremiah Taylor Cherry [C1a8i3r1], son of George Washington Cherry and Martha Frances Stahl, was born 29 February 1852 in Warren Co KY. He married Leona Celeste White on 29 February 1876 at Hezekiah's White's home. Witnesses were Hezekiah White, Mary Ann White, John W Cherry, Mrs. Billie Cole, Columbia Hill, and Issac Cherry. Leona was born 13 January 1857 in Warren Co, daughter of Hezekiah White and Mary Ann Elizabeth Hudnall. Jeremiah and Leona lived at Trenton, Todd Co in 1900, then at Calhoun, McLean Co in 1910. He was a traveling preacher. Jeremiah died at Elkton, Todd Co on 25 June 1936; Leona died at home at Bowling Green on 30 November 1944 after she broke her hip. Elizabeth Cherry McCallum of Bowling Green was the informant for her death certificate. They had ten children, with nine still alive in 1900 and 1910-

a.     Ariel Clarence Cherry, b 17 Mar 1876 at Greencastle, Warren Co KY. In 1900 he was a bookkeeper at Bowling Green. In September 1918 he was a lawyer at Salmon, Lemhi Co ID. He married Lucy R _____ about 1901. She was born in KY in 1881. In 1930 and 1940 he and Lucy lived at Yakima, WA. (M,57su,656fx)

b.     Arthur Ray Cherry, b 5 Dec 1877 at Bowling Green, Warren Co KY. He was age 2 in 1880, 40 in 1920, 50 in 1930, 63 in 1940; his gravestone in Maple Grove Cemetery at Cleves, Hamilton Co OH has his birth date as "Dec 5, 1876." He died on 12 April 1957 at Cleves. In 1942 he lived at Cincinnati, OH with his wife Maude Barnett. They married about 1918. She was born in Wayne Co WV on 17 September 1896, daughter of Richard H Barnett (1864 WV) and Geneva Noel (1870 WV), and died 7 February 1950 in Hamilton Co OH. Arthur was a college graduate. In 1920 at Obannon, Jefferson Co KY he was a truck farmer. In 1930 he was a carpenter at Cincinnati, OH; in 1940 he was a magazine salesman at Cincinnati. His wife Maude also sold magazines. They had two children in their home in 1930 and 1940-

        1.     Arthur Cherry Jr, b 1924 in OH. (654fx)

        2.     Geneva Cherry, b Jun 1925 in GA. (654fx)

Maude's mother was also buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. She died 10 February 1947. (W,M,57s,138w,654fxc)

c.     Zeph Thadeus Cherry, b 10 Jan 1880 at Greencastle, Warren Co KY. In 1910 he was a hired hand living on the Andrew Boundy stock farm at Muncy, White Pine Co NV. In September 1918 he and his brother Clarence lived at Salmon, Lemhi Co ID. Zeph was a miner then. (M,57s,655v)

d.     Ulalia Roxana "Roxie" Cherry, b 17 Sep 1882 in Warren Co, died in Hart Co on 16 October 1888. (W)

e.     Mary Martha Cherry, b 13 Apr 1886 in Hart Co KY, died at Huntsville, Madison Co AL on 5 October 1957. She married Robert Newan Coleman on 9 June 1909 at Russellville, Logan Co KY. He was born 25 February 1878 at Allensville, Todd Co KY, son of Robert Coleman (1841 KY) and Sallie _____ (1853 KY), and died at Huntsville on 19 December 1945. They were buried in Maple Hill Cemetery at Huntsville. from 1910 they lived at New Market, Madison Co AL and Robert was a bank cashier. In 1940 he was a farmer. They had three children, all at New Market-

        1.     Robert H Coleman, b 13 Apr 1910, died at decatur, Dekalb Co GA on 27 Ohio Co 2002. (Z,657vwf)

        2.     Celeste Catherine Coleman, b 1912 (M,657wf)

        3.     Elizabeth Cherry Coleman, b Jul 1915, died in 1974. (657wf) (W,66su,657vwfxc)

f.     David Ellen Cherry, b 20 Jan 1887 at Canmer, Hart Co KY, and died 14 May 1976 at Louisville. She lived in Mclean Co and married Thomas Alexander Tichenor at Owensboro on 11 September 1911. Her sister Elizabeth was a witness at the wedding. Thomas was born in McLean Co on 11 September 1883, son of Thomas Cicero Tichenor and Martha Leona _____ (1853 KY), and died at Calhoun, Mclean Co on 23 February 1965. Thomas was a river boat pilot in 1918 and 1930. He and David lived at Calhoun all their married life. They had two children-

        1.     Thomas C Tichenor, b 29 Nov 1912 at Bowling Green, Warren Co KY, died at Louisville on 6 December 2009. He returned to the US at Brooklyn, NY on the SS Henry Gibbons on 18 April 1943, having sailed out of Oran, Algeria. Thomas was in the US Navy then. Many passengers on that ship were in the military. Thomas married Louise Blackwell. She was born 19 September 1925 in Logan Co KY, daughter of George Alexander Blackwell and Ruth P Stanley, and died at Louisville on 24 August 2006. They were buried in Calhoun Cemetery. Both of their children were born at Louisville-

                a.     Leona N Tichenor, b 21 Feb 1955 (138b)

                b.     Thomas A Tichenor, b 24 Jul 1956 (138b) (W,S,Z,57b,462wfc)

        2.     E Nell Tichenor, b 1925 (462fx) (W,Z,B,M, KYd,66u,462uvwfx)

g.     Nellie Grace Cherry, b 26 Mar 1889 at Loretto, Marion Co, died 1 September 1921 at Saint Anthony, Fremont Co ID. Two of her eldest brothers lived in ID then. In March 1919 she applied for a passport so that she could teach in China, Japan, and Liberia for the Red Cross. Nellie was not married then. (W,X,66u)

h.     Elizabeth Elliot Cherry, b 14 Aug Aug 1890 at Madisonville, Hopkins Co, died at Smiths Grove, Warren Co on 24 April 1985. She applied for a passport in 1918 so that she could go to Europe to help with the American Red Cross. Elizabeth married Donald Campbell McCallum. He was born 20 May 1876 at Diamond Lake, South Australia, son of John McCallum (1849-1915) and Martha Nankivell (1850-1940), and came to the USA via San Francisco in October 1902 when he was age 26. In the US he attended Harvard Divinity School between 1907 and 1910. On 9 June 1910 he married Georgia Edwards Messinger freom Nova Scotia. They must have divorced in the early 1920s. He married Elizabeth Elliot Cherry about 1922. She lived at Bowling Green in 1944 when her mother died. Donald died 11 March 1927 at New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co OH. He and Elizabeth had two children-

        1.     Martha Cherry McCallum, b 9 Feb 1923 at Madison, Jefferson Co IN, and died at Bowling Green, KY in 1967. (W)

        2.     Donald Campbell McCallum, b 13 Jul 1927 at Louisville, KY, died on 2 June 1946. He drowned while trying to swim across the Barren River at the north edge of Bowling Green. (57d) (W,X, 66u,57d)

i.     Catherine Celeste Cherry, b 28 Nov 1893 at Brandenberg, Meade Co, died of typhoid fever in Mclean Co on 24 December 1911. J T Cherry was the informant for her death certificate. She was buried at Bowling Green in Fairview Cemetery. (W,66u,462vdc)

j.     Frances Willard Cherry, b 25 Jul 1899 at Franklin, Simpson Co, died at Chapel Hill, Orange Co NC on 18 February 1995. Frances married Paul Seaton Cartwright in late 1919. He was born 2 March 1897 at Elkton, son of Silas H Cartwright (1869-1903) and Viola McCalpin (1876-1955), and died in Todd Co on 28 May 1946 from cancer. Paul was a furniture salesman. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery at Elkton. They lived at Elkton, Todd Co in 1920, then at Pontiac, MI in 1930. In 1935 they lived in Logan Co KY, but when Frances' father died, they moved back to Todd Co and lived next to her mother. Frances claimed she was a widow in 1940, even though Paul would still be alive for another six years. He had married again by 1940, to Ms Jimmie _____, and they lived with Paul's mother at Gatun, Harlan Co KY. Frances married again with a Mr Bradsher, after 1940, and she outlived him. Paul and Frances had two daughters, both in Todd Co KY-

        1.     Cherry Cartwright, b 1921 (646f)

        2.     Betsy Jean Cartwright, b 11 Mar 1923 in Todd Co KY. (66bx,646f)

Paul Seaton Cartwright's parents were also buried in Glenwood Cemetery.

Harlan Co KY is in eastern KY; Todd Co is in west KY. (W,M, 462v,66uwxdc, 646f) (C,Z, 57rs, 66u, 462v)


        Jeremiah W Cherry [C1a5e4e4], son of Jeremiah Cherry Jr and Mary Rebecca Cooper, was born 12 January 1826 in Columbia, TN. He grew up in Columbia, but moved to Nashville where he was a printer. On 16 April 1848 Jeremiah died in Nashville and was buried in Columbia's Greenwood Cemetery. There is no evidence that he ever married. (70,CC)


        Jesse Cherry [C1a5b1], son of Faithful Cherry Jr, was born in 1731 in Norfolk Co VA, or in Tyrrell Co NC. We know Jesse's father was Faithful Cherry because Jesse's brother's Isaac named Jesse as a brother (or brother-in-law?) in Isaac's will; Isaac was named as Faithful's son in Faithful's will. Jesse was in Martin Co NC in the state census of 1787, and was living next to his uncle Job and three doors from his father. Jesse had a large family. In 1790 he was living next to his brothers Joel, James, and Jonathan. By then Jesse's father had been dead for over a year. There was another Jesse Cherry in Martin Co in 1790: He was Jesse Cherry Esquire, and was living three doors from Thomas Beach Senr and had only a wife, with no children. Jesse, son of Faithful, sold 50 acres on Wild Cat Swamp, bounded next to Thomas Whitley's land, to brother Joel Cherry on 20 January 1784. The sale was witnessed by Harrell Cherry and Rhodie Cherry; Rhodie made her "Χ" mark. On the same date Faithful Cherry sold 50 acres in the same area to Jesse; the witnesses were the same.

        "Loving friend" Jesse Cherry was named as the executor in the will of William Anderson on 13 November 1789. In these years, a "loving friend" was usually a brother or a close -in-law. Witnesses of William Anderson's will were Jesse Cooper, Rhoda Cherry, and Jane "Π" Cone. Of the executor and the witnesses, they all lived near each other at Williamston. There were three Cone families four doors from William Anderson, and the Jesse Cone home was a few doors further on and next to Jesse Cooper. About mid-way between the Anderson home and the four Cherry homes of Joel, Jesse, James, and Jonathan, was the home of the county coroner Harrell Cherry. Rhoda, Jesse's sister, probably never married and could have been living with Jesse in 1790; Jesse had five females in his home (Joel had four, but James and Jonathan had one each). Jesse also witnessed a sale between Isaac Byrd and William Anderson on 11 March 1778.

        From various sources, Jesse Cherry of Martin Co married Mary Riddick first (the mother of his children), married Eliza Bennett second, and married Julia Miller last. Mary was a daughter of Joseph Riddick and Hannah ____. Julia was a daughter of Joshua Miller and Polly Little. Jesse was living alone in Martin Co in 1810, and died there about 1817. He had eight children-

a.     David Cherry, b abt 1752

b.     Henry Cherry, b 1750s

c.     Mary Cherry, b 1760s

d.     dau Cherry

e.     dau Cherry

f.     dau Cherry

g.     John Alexander Cherry, b abt 1763

h.     Willis Cherry, b 1760s

William Anderson apparently died by the summer of 1790 because his widow Ann _____ was the head of their home. In her household then were three females, a boy under age 16, and a boy over age 16. William's will in November 1789 named his wife Ann, daughters Ann & Elizabeth, and sons William, and James Anderson. In 1787 William Anderson, living in Williamston, had one boy under the age of 21, and two females in his home. From these two census reports and William's will, it appears that William Anderson's children were born as follows: William, born by 1774; Ann, born by 1787, and Elizabeth and James born after 1787.

Neil Cone, planter, left his 30 July 1782 will in Martin Co in which it named sons Ned, Jesse, Levy, & William Cone, and daughters Sarah Joyce, Mary Harrell, Patience Morris, Martha Cherry, & Charity Cone. Witnesses to this will were Jesse Cooper, William Brewer, and Andrew Anderson

Information on children and spouses of Jesse Cherry, born in 1731, mostly came from the book The Thigpen Tribe. This source, though, had obviously listed Jesse's parents incorrectly. As for the will record showing Jesse as a brother of Isaac: Source JY read this will in 1980, taking notes, but not quoting the whole will. And again in 1990 he re-read the same will, forgetting that it had been read ten years prior. Both sets of notes matched. But there is a discrepancy in that the transcribed copy of Isaac's will, made into a book, shows Jesse being named as a brother-in-law of Isaac.. (57,68,77,91, G,1aehpz)


        Jesse Cherry [C1a8c1], son of John Cherry and Mary Jordan, was born 4 July 1740 in Tyrrell Co NC, probably in the section of the county which became part of Martin Co in 1774. He was married about 1763 to Julia Little, and about 1770 married Elizabeth Gainer. Elizabeth was a daughter of Arthur Gainer and Sarah Elizabeth Butler. Jesse's wife Elizabeth was born in 1750 or 1751, probably in Tyrrell Co, and died in 1836. Source 59 says Jesse's wife was Elizabeth Wheatley, daughter of Samuel Wheatley (born about 1705). But the will (Tyrell Co NC, dated 1 October 1751) of Arthur Gainer said he gave to "my Daughter Elizabeth Cherry ten Shillings. "

        Jesse rendered at least two services for his country during the Revolutionary War, serving 84 months; he received 640 acres for his service, and was discharged as a private. He lived in Martin Co from at least 13 September 1775 since he witnessed the will of Robert Sherrod on that date. In 1779 Jesse was listed on the Martin Co tax roster. On 27 October 1784 he received three tracts of Martin Co land from the state of NC: 200 acres next to "Cherry's old corner," 100 acres next to Benjamin Whitley's land and "along a line supposed to be in Job Cherry's line," and 100 acres next to "Cherry's old line," Edward Byrd's land, and next to Whitley's land. In March 1793, sheriff John Bowers of Pitt Co sold a negro to "Jesse Cherry of Martin Co" for £81. In the sale it was mentioned that Jesse was an executor of Benjamin Whitley, so perhaps Jesse bought the slave with estate money in order to help maintain the Whitley farms. In the 1790 census, this Jesse and his wife were living in the area of many of the neighbors named in the above 1784 land purchase.

        Jesse was also a representative to the House Of Commons for Martin Co for five terms (1790, 1791, 1792, 1795, and 1801), and was a Martin Co court justice in 1792. We know this was the correct Jesse Cherry of Martin Co because he was referred to as Jesse Cherry Esq when, in 1810 his heirs received a land grant as the "brother and only heir of Daniel Cherry, dec'd, soldier in the last war." The title Esquire was normally reserved for elder respected politicians.

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        Jesse died in February 1808 (per 1821 Wilson Co TN court record, as stated by his son Daniel Cherry). And on 29 September 1808 "Darling Cherry, executor to the last will and testament of Jesse Cherry Esq. Decd and in consideration of the qantity of four hundred & fifty dollars in hand," sold to Thomas Cofield a Negro man by the name of Joe; Darling signed and James Bennett witnessed (deed Book E, page 253). And on 22 September 1810 the Martin Co coroner, Harrell Cherry, son of Faithful Cherry (and uncle of the late Jesse Cherry Esquire), referred to "the executors of Jesse Cherry the plaintiff," thus also saying that Jesse was dead.

        Another Jesse Cherry was dead by 28 July 1807 because Jesse Cherry (born in 1731, and son of Faithful Cherry) was the administrator of the estate of the late Thomas Fones, and sold some of the estate land to "Elizabeth Fones now the wife of Elisha Williams" of Martin Co, land next to the land patented by "Jesse Cherry decd." There were five Jesse Cherry men in the Martin Co area at the start of the 19th century, then three after the above two Jesse Cherry men died: Jesse Cherry the bricklayer, born in 1763 (son of Jonathan Cherry); Jesse Cherry, born about 1770 (the bachelor son of Jesse Cherry Esquire); and Jesse Cherry Junior, born in 1731 (son of Faithful Cherry). Bricklayer Jesse did not die until 1823. In 1790 Jesse Cherry, son of Jonathan, lived in Martin Co next to Joel Cherry, son of Faithful.

        Soon after Jesse's death in early February 1808, Elizabeth married Jonas Skinner by the Fall of 1808, and later married Edward Byrd on 7 February 1822 in Martin Co "at the residence of Lawrence Cherry, Esq. by the Rev. Joseph Biggs." Edward, age 82 at the time, was the father of William Byrd who married Jesse's daughter Lovey Cherry. Elizabeth was age 71 at this second marriage. Jesse and Julia had two sons, and with Elizabeth he had at least twelve children, many of whom moved to Wilson, Hardin, Davidson, and Rutherford Counties TN (see map below). The sources of naming Jesse's children are shown after each child-

a.     James J Cherry, b c1765 (WD,23y)

b.     Jesse Cherry Jr, b c1770 (69,RM)

c.     Mary Ann Cherry, b c1772 (69,90,L)

d.     Eli Cherry, b c1774 (69,90)

e.     Sarah Cherry, b c1776 (69,90)

f.     Isham Cherry, b c1778 (23y)

g.     Wiley Cherry, b c1780 (69,90,23y)

h.     Daniel Cherry, b 20 Oct 1782 (57,69,90,23y)

i.     Lovey Cherry, b c1784 (51,69) (source 69 says "daughter, c1784")

j.     John Darling Cherry, b 1787 (69,90,77,23y)

k.     Talitha Cherry, b c1789 (source 69 says "daughter, b c1789")

m.     Lawrence Cherry, b c1791 (57,69,90)

n.     Nancy Cherry, b 1794 (77)

p.     David Cherry, b 23 July 1798 (RM,23y)

Arthur Gainer left a 13 Sep 1780 will in Martin Co naming his wife Elizabeth, daughters Elizabeth Cherry, Sarah Turner, Mary Jenkins, Nancy Avary, brother Joseph Gainer, and sons James Gainer and Arthur Gainer. William Byrd of Tyrrell Co left a will dated 8 November 1791 in which he named his mother Ann Slaughter, brother Edward Byrd, and mentioned Solomon Cherry, and others. This will was probated in Martin Co in Dec 1791. (51,57,66,69, 90,91, WD, RM,DK, 1aepzt,23y)


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There were twenty-six Cherry families in TN in 1820, and they lived in central TN (this was western TN in 1820): They were Jeremiah Cherry Jr and Sr in Maury Co; Ezekiel, Joshua, & Peterson Cherry in Bedford Co; Cary, Lemuel, & William Cherry in Franklin Co; Daniel, Humphrey, William, & Wm Cherry in Stewart Co; Rosannah Cherry (widow of Charles Cherry Jr) in Montgomery Co; Joel Cherry in Warren Co; Elijah, James H, & Wesley Cherry in Overton Co; Caleb, Eli, & William Cherry in Davidson Co; James Cherry in Rutherford Co; Daniel & John M Cherry in Wilson Co; and Noel, Eli, & Isham Cherry in Hardin Co.


        Jesse Cherry [unknown], born in NC in 1761, lived in Jasper Co GA from 1823 to his death in December 1841. The Southern Recorder newspaper reported, on 14 December 1841, that "At his residence in Jasper County, Mr. Jesse Cherry, an aged and respectable citizen of that county, [died] in his 80th year. He was a native of North Carolina, and had lived in Jasper County for the past eighteen years. "


        Jesse Cherry [C1a5b2c], son of Jonathan Cherry of Martin Co NC, was born close to 1760, perhaps in 1763, in Martin Co NC. He was no doubt named for his uncle. Jesse the nephew was a bricklayer, as was his father. In the 1787 state census of Martin Co there was only one Jesse Cherry in the county, the son of Faithful (and brother of Jonathan) who was living three doors from Faithful in Williamston (district 3), and who was known as Jesse Cherry Esquire on many records. But Jonathan Cherry (in district 7) in 1787 had two adult males in his household, two boys, and four females. Jesse, son of Jonathan, was probably the other adult male in Jonathan's home. The 1790 census showed two Jesse Cherry men: one had a large family and was living next to Joel, James, and Jonathan Cherry (in Jonathan's house there was only himself and his wife); the second Jesse was living close to Thomas Beach Senr and William Slade, and had only himself and his wife. Of these two, the one close to Jonathan and Joel was Jesse Esquire, and the one close to Thomas Beach Senr was the son of Jonathan.

        The 1800 Martin Co census shows Jesse as "Jesse Cherry - son of Jonathan," and he was aged between 26 and 44. Therefore his birth date was between 1756 and 1763. And since he was a newly married adult in the 1790 census, he was likely born in the 1760s. Jesse, son of Jonathan, had two boys and two girls under the age of 10 in 1800. One of the boys was the Jesse Cherry Junior in the 1810 census.

        On 17 February 1784 "Jesse Cherry, bricklayer of Martin Co," bought 50 acres for £6 from "James Biggs, cooper of Martin Co;" this was witnessed by Jeremiah Cherry and Joshua Cherry (made an "Χ"). James Biggs signed; James was the husband of Jemima Cherry. Jesse was probably the Jesse Cherry who was one of the executors of the 1811 will of Job Cherry in Martin Co. Jesse was named as the executor in the 10 August 1822 will of William Swanner, and Jesse's son Dawson was a witnesses.

        Jesse left a will in Martin Co dated 24 July 1823 and proven in September 1823; the executors were James Mayo (perhaps the husband of Jesse's sister Elizabeth?) and Dawson Cherry, and witnesses were Daniel Parrish & Richard Medford (see Jesse's sister Jenney for a Medford connection). In his will Jesse named his wife Elizabeth and five children; to daughter Martha one Negro girl, Harriet; to daughter Polly Medford a Negro boy named Sam; to daughter Sabrina a Negro girl named Charlotte and Negro Clarey after Mother's death; to son Dawson half of the land not given to wife Elizabeth, also to Dawson the half given to wife Elizabeth after she dies, and a Negro boy named Washington; to wife Elizabeth half of land including plantation, Negroes named Vilet, boy named Peter, and girl named Clarey; to son Howell 100 acres including the Bellflower tract and a Negro boy named Peter after mother dies. Jesse's father named the first three of Jesse's children in his father's will. Jesse apparently married Elizabeth Mayo in 1789 or 1790, and had no children by 1790-

1.     Frederick Cherry, b 1790s?

2.     Cynthia Cherry, b 1790s?

3.     William Cherry, b 1790s?

4.     Martha Cherry, b abt 1795

5.     Howell Cherry, b 20 Jun 1793

6.     Mary Cherry, b 1790s

7.     Dawson Cherry, b abt 1800

8.     Sabrina Cherry, b p1800

In the 1789 Martin Co will of James Biggs (husband of Jemima Cherry), James named "Loving friend Jesse Cherry" as an executor. Jesse lived a few doors from James in 1787 at Williamston. James Biggs also had a sister Mourning Biggs who married Wright Cherry. (91,1apze)

Jesse Cherry There were five early Jesse Cherry men living in and around Martin County by 1810 (three still living), and two by 1790: Jesse Cherry, son of Faithful Cherry Jr, was born in 1731, died in 1817, and married Mary Riddick, Eliza Bennett, and Julia Miller; Jesse Cherry Esquire, son of John, was born in 1740, died in Feb 1808, was a war hero and a politician, and married Elizabeth Gainer; Jesse Cherry, son of Jonathan Cherry Sr, was born in 1763, died in 1823, was a bricklayer, and married Elizabeth _____; Jesse Cherry Junior, son of Jesse Esquire, was born in 1770 and never married; and another Jesse Cherry Junior, probably a son of Joel Cherry, was born about 1785 and lived in the same neighborhood as Joel Cherry in 1810. All five of these Jesse Cherry men lived in Martin County. Jonathan and Joel Cherry were brothers of the elder Jesse Cherry.


        Jesse Cherry [C1a9c3a], son of John Cherry Jr and Sarah, was probably born in the mid-1760s to the 1770s in Tyrrell Co NC (born about 4 July 1749 in Halifax district of Martin Co, per 114). He married Elizabeth _____. (57,69,77,NS,DK,WD)


        Jesse Cherry Jr [C1a8c1b], son of Jesse Cherry and Elizabeth Gainer, was born about 1770 in Martin Co NC. On 12 November 1808 Jesse Cherry sold to Silas Bennett, both of Martin Co, a tract "with all the appurtenances excepting one quarter of an acre of land together with my father grave yard lying and being in the aforesaid county containing three hundred and twenty four acres" on the west side of Smithwick's Creek on Ward's line and by Biggs' and Cherry's dividing line. Robert Warren witnessed and Jesse Cherry signed. Because this deed mentioned "my father grave yard" in November 1808, the Jesse selling the land must have been a son of Jesse Cherry Esquire; Jesse Esquire died about 1807. In 1800 Jesse Jr was single, the head of his own household, living alone in Martin Co, age 26 to 44.

        In 1810 there were three Jesse Cherry men in Martin Co: the first Jesse was living next to Joel Cherry on page 445 of the census; this Jesse was a son of Jonathan. The second Jesse was called Jesse Cherry Jun. and was six doors from Abner Cherry (page 446); Jesse Jun. (not to be confused with the Jesse Jun. in the 1810 census – see below) was age 16 to 26. The third Jesse Cherry was the subject of this biography. He was three doors from William Swanner (on page 449), and was the son of the late Jesse Cherry Esquire. This Jesse, although called "Jesse Cherry Jun." in 1800 when his father was still living, was still single. He appears to have always been a bachelor; in 1800 he was born between 1756 and 1774, and in 1810 he was born between 1766 and 1784. Therefore, Jesse's birth date was about 1770. After 1810 he was not found, nor did he leave a will in Martin Co. (69,1aehpz)


        Jesse Cherry [unknown], was in Edgecombe Co NC in 1820. He was born between 1795 and 1804. He was not on the 1815 Edgecombe Co tax roster, but in 1820 he was living in Edgecombe Co with a young woman (his wife?) of about the same age. They had no children then, and lived next to widower John Mayo and Frederick Hopkins. After 1820 Jesse was not found in the Edgecombe Co area. (5i)


        Jesse Cherry [unknown], possibly a son of Joel Cherry and Joel's first wife, was called Jesse Cherry Jun. in 1807 and 1810 in Martin Co NC. He was born between 1785 and 1794, probably in Martin Co. Jesse, called Jesse Cherry Junior, was of age to witness the land sale of 83½ acres from Thomas Fones to "Elizabeth Fones now the wife of Elisha Williams" on 28 July 1807. Jesse Cherry (not this Jesse) was the administrator of the Thomas Fones estate; it was the deceased Thomas Fones' land being sold, and was property next to Cherry land and patented by Jesse Cherry deceased (Jesse Esquire, who died soon before the date of this land sale). Since Jesse was often called a "Junior" after the death of Jesse Esquire (he also became an adult at about the time Jesse Esquire died), Jesse Junior wouldn't be a son of Jesse Cherry Esquire, but would instead be a "junior" to another older Jesse Cherry. In 1807 and 1810 the only older Jesse Cherry men in the area were sons of Faithful (born in 1731), and of Jesse Cherry Esquire (born in 1770). Neither of these two older men had a son named Jesse, so "Jesse Cherry Jun." must have been a cousin or nephew to the older ones. It was common to use the "Junior" title if someone older of the same name lived nearby. And Jesse Junior lived close to Jesse Cherry, son of Faithful, in 1810. But this does not resolve the problem of who Jesse Junior's father was.

        In 1810 Jesse Jr and his family consisted of Jesse, another male in his young teen years, a woman of about the same age as Jesse, two young teenage girls, and a girl under the age of 10. Since Jesse was not of age to be a parent to the teenagers, they may have been his siblings. After 1810 Jesse was not found in the Martin Co area. Jesse appears to be closely related to Abner Cherry since he lived six doors from Abner in 1810 and was named with Abner to be an executor of Job Cherry's February 1811 will with Abner. From the 1790 and 1800 censuses, the eight Cherry men who had sons, one of whom who could be Jesse, were:

  Harrell Cherry the county coroner had a boy under age 16 in 1790 and that boy was age 10 to 15 in 1800. Harrell Cherry left no will and was dead by 1810.

  James Cherry had an older teenage boy in 1790, and died between 1797 and the summer of 1800. His will only named sons James and John.

  Jesse Cherry Esquire, had many sons; one was over age 16 in 1790. Jesse Esquire was born in 1731, so was of an age to have a son named Jesse Cherry Junior. But there is no evidence that he did.

  Jesse Cherry, son of Jonathan, was newly married about 1790, yet without children then. He did not name a son as Jesse in his will, but had two boys under age 10 in 1800. They wouldn't have been over age 16 in 1807 to witness a land sale, so Jesse, son of Jonathan, was probably not the father.

  Joab Cherry, had three sons in his house in 1790. one was over age 15 and the other two were under age 16. Joab was not found in 1800 and left no will.

  Job Cherry, had two teenage boys over age 15 in 1790, but he did not name Jesse Cherry as a son in his poorly written 1811 will. Job died in 1814, but was not found in 1810.

  Joel Cherry, had three boys under age 16 in 1790. Joel's 1816 will indicated that he was married twice, and the last wife was the mother of his five youngest children. Jesse was not named as one of them. But Jesse "Jun." could easily be a son from the first marriage. In 1810 Jesse lived in the same community where Joel lived.

  Jonathan Cherry, had an older teenage boy and two under age 16 in 1790. He did not name a son Jesse Cherry in his will.

Of these eight men, two are the likely father of Jesse: Joel Cherry and Job Cherry. (1pzaeh)


        Jesse Cherry [C1a8c1f3], son of Isham Cherry and Silva Harrell, was born 27 April 1804 in Martin Co NC. He was a young man when his family moved to Hardin Co TN, and there he was elected County Register in the place of James Barnes who resigned. Isham Cherry and Eli Cherry, his father and brother, were bondsmen. Jesse and his brother Noel were indicted in Hardin Co on 5 October 1824 for assault and battery against Alexander Shaddock. In the 1830 census Jesse was the head of his household, but there was apparently another young family living with him. The second man was close to Jesse's age (probably Jesse's younger brother Harrell Cherry), the woman in the household was in her late teens (Harrell's wife? or Jesse's wife?), and there was a young boy under the age of five. Jesse married Nancy Lilly, daughter of Noah Lilly, and sister of Margaret Lilly who married Jesse's brother Noel. Nancy was born about 1810 in TN. Noah Lilly of Hardin Co gave to his daughter Nancy Cherry a Negro boy named George Westly on 10 July 1837 (Hardin Co deed book D, page 11). Noah's daughter Nancy must have been an older adult at the time because Noah also granted "unto my daughter Nancy Cherrys heirs to wit Columbus Franklin, Isham Perry, Margaret Elizabeth, Noel Jackson, Lilly and all other lawfull heirs she may have in the present wedlock ..." And Hardin Co deed book I, page 378, dated 20 January 1847, concerns the January 1842 petition of "Columbus F Cherry, Isham P Cherry, & Margaret Elizabeth Cherry" by their guardian Jesse Cherry. 100 acres in the 6th Civil District was sold to Eli Cherry. This was in reference to the tract of Isham Cherry, the grandfather of said petitioners.

        Jesse apparently had financial difficulties and was forced to sell a slave to pay off debts. He borrowed $700 from Elias W Porter of MS on 4 March 1839, with slave George, age 21, as collateral, in order to pay off what was owed to David Robinson (Hardin Co deed book D, page 317).

        Jesse was appointed guardian (i. e., power of attorney) of three of his children in order receive inheritance from Jesse's father Isham on 2 August 1841. Jesse was found in Titus Co in the 1846 tax roster in Titus Co TX, and Nancy was found there in the 1850 census. Jesse must have died in the latter 1840s in Titus Co. There was also a "J B Cherry" and an "S R Cherry" in the 1846 tax roster. Jesse's children were-

a.     Columbus Franklin Cherry, b 27 Apr 1827

b.     Isham Perry Cherry, b 1830 in Hardin Co TN. He was single, living with his widowed mother in Titus Co TX in 1850 (as son J P Cherry, age 20). Isham served in the 10th Texas Cavalry (Locke's) during the Civil War. Isham P Cherry entered as a Private and was discharged as a Second Lieutenant. He was not found after the end of the Civil War, yet he survived the war. Note that there were three Isham Cherry men from Hardin Co TN, all born in the early 1830s. All of them lived for a while in Titus Co after 1850, and one (Isham P) moved there in the 1840s. One was Isham Barnett Cherry, [C1a8c1f2e], born in 1830 and a son of Noel Cherry and Margaret Lilly. Another was Isham R Cherry [C1a8c1f1g], born in 1834 and a son of Eli Cherry and Cynthia Ward. The other was Isham Perry Cherry [C1a8c1f3b], born in 1830 and a son of Jesse Cherry and Nancy Lilly. Hence, there is much confusion in separating them years later. All were first cousins, two were double first cousins, and all were grandsons of Isham Cherry (born 1778 in Martin Co NC) and Silva Harrell. (77,EP, JY, M,62n)

c.     Margaret Elizabeth Cherry, b 1832 in Hardin Co TN. She was single, living with her widowed mother in Titus Co TX in 1850. On 24 August 1853 Margaret E Cherry of Titus Co TX at Mt Pleasant, gave power of attorney to "Isham P Cherry (of same County)" and made reference to her "grandfather Isham Cherry of Hardin County, Tennessee." (77,EP,62n)

d.     Noel Jackson Cherry, b 1836 in Hardin Co TN. He was single, living with his widowed mother in Titus Co TX in 1850. Noel was named after his father's older brother. (EP,62n)

e.     Lilly Cherry, b c1837, apparently died by 1850 since he was not part of his mother's household in 1850 (EP)

f.     Mary Adaline Cherry, b 1838 in Hardin Co TN (age 19 in 1860), lived in Titus Co TX in 1850 (age 12). In 1860 she lived with her mother and younger brothers in Upshur Co TX. (EP,62n, 96q)

g.     Hugh Cherry, b 1841 in Hardin Co TN, lived in Titus Co TX in 1850 and in Upshjur Co in 1860. He served in the 14th Texas Infantry, Clark's Regiment, in the Civil War. (EP,M,62n)

h.     Washington Cherry, b 1846 in Titus Co TX. (EP,62n,96q)

Living with Nancy in 1860 was Thaddeus Lilley, born in TN in 1830. (51,58,77,EP, 9yj, 62n,96q)


        Jesse Cherry [C1a8i2d], son of Willis Cherry and Charlotte Council, was born in 1805 in NC (age 10-15 in 1820). He married Eliza Chism in White Co on 21 April 1831 and they lived in White Co. In 1840 in White Co (census pg 278) Jesse had only three sons, plus his wife and an apparent sister-in-law. Jesse’s wife was age 20s, born 1811-1820. She died in the 1840s since Jesse had a new wife by 1850. The 1860 census said he was born in KY, thus indicating that they lived for a while in Warren Co KY on his way to White Co IL in the late 1810s. Jesse’s wife in 1850 and 1860 was Elizabeth _____, born in 1825 in IL. Children born from Jesse’s first wife were the sons born in the 1830s, plus perhaps the fourth son. Jesse’s children were-

1.     John W Cherry, b 1832 (born 1831-1835 in 1840 census) (159kn)

2.     George Cherry, b 1834 (born 1836-1840 in 1840 census), age 22 in 1860 census. (159knq)

3.     William Cherry, b 1837 (born 1836-1840 in 1840 census)

4.     Leonard Cherry, b 1841 (159n)

5  Anderson M Cherry, b 1845 (159nq)

6.     Henry Cherry, b 1848 (159nq)

7.     Mary Cherry, b 1849 (age 9/12 in 1850, 9 in 1860) Two White Co marriages: Mary A Cherry married William Durham on 88 Aug 1865, and Mary Ann Cherry married Thomas Bryant on 21 Feb 1869. (159mnq)

8.     Julia Ann Cherry, b 1852 (159q)

9.     Lucinda Cherry, b 1854 (159q)

10.     Sarah Cherry, b 1859 (159q) (159knq)

In Jesse’s home in 1840 was a young teen girl, born 1826-1830. She was likely a sister of Jesse’s wife. Their next door neighbor in 1840 was Rebecca Bozeman, age 40s, who had teenage children in her home. (159ikmq)


        Jesse Cherry [C1a8c1a3d], son of John W Cherry and Elizabeth Boyer, was born in 1827 in Howard Co MO. He married Permelia Hines on 18 February 1847 in Linn Co. She was born in MO in 1828. By 1850 they had two children in Linn Co. In 1860 they were living in Newton Co MO where Jesse was a miner. By then they had six more children; in 1870 they were still in Newton Co, at Shoal Creek. Permelia died in the early 1860s and Jesse then married Lucinda H Golden in Newton Co on 22 December 1864. She was born in TN in 1840. They also had children. Jesse died in the 1870s, probably in Newton Co where he was living in 1870. His ten children were-

1.     Anna M Cherry, b 1847 in Linn Co MO, married J M Craft 24 December 1865 in Newton Co, and moved to Washington Co AR. (90,54n)

2.     Frances Elizabeth Cherry, b Jul 1849 in Linn Co MO, was living in Newton Co MO in 1870 with the Wilson Vaughn (age 55) family. (90,54n,82r)

3.     James W Cherry, b 1851 in MO. He married Mary _____ on 19 June 1878 in Washington Co AR. She was born in 1852 in AR. They had a child-

        a.     Elivara Cherry, b 1880, probably in Washington Co AR. (90,77,82r)

4.     Joel Spencer Cherry, b 28 Mar 1853 in MO. He married Elzira Rebecca Ann Elizabeth Norris. She was born 23 April 1858 in Dent Co MO, and died on 17 March 1933 at Caney, KN. Joel died on 13 September 1924 in Montgomery Co KN. He and Elzira had at least one child-

        a.     Nellie Alma Cherry b 25 Jul 1902 at Copan, OK, died on 24 January 1929 in Montgomery Co KN. Nellie married Perry Edgar Freeman and they had children and grand children. (77) (77,90,82r)

5.     Mary A Cherry, b 1853 in MO. (90,82r)

6.     Margaret L Cherry, b 1854 in MO. (90,82r)

7.     Abram G Cherry, b 1857 in MO. (90,82r)

8.     John Cherry, b Mar 1860 in Newton Co MO. (90,82r)

9.     Jesse H Cherry, b 1866 in Newton Co MO. (90,82r)

10.     Martha "Sissie" Cherry, b 1868 in Newton Co MO. (90,82r) (90,54nm,82r)


        Jesse Cherry [C1a8c1a2e5], son of John Fielding Cherry and Samantha Manty, was born in Newton Co MO in the 1870s and died in infancy. (90)


        Jesse B Cherry [C1a8c1m3], son of Lawrence Cherry and Fannie Grey Thigpen, was born in 1820 in Martin Co NC (he was age 30 in 1850, living in Edgecombe Co). He married Milly Robinson on 10 April 1847 in Edgecombe Co; the bond was posted by Leaston S Cobb. Milly was born in NC in 1826, and in 1850 they were living with _____ Ward. By 1850 they had two children-

a.     J Cherry (son), b 1848 in Edgecombe Co NC. (5n)

b.     Ailsy Cherry, b Oct 1849 in Edgecombe Co NC. (5n) (57,82,5n)


        Jesse B Cherry [C1a9h2a], son of Kinchen Cherry and Mary Holliman, was born in 1820 in Edgecombe Co NC. He bought part of his late parents' property from sister Sally Cherry and from brother-in-law James Barrow on 9 August 1849. Jesse married Sishey Cummings in Edgecombe Co on 28 December 1845. Bond was posted by William Warren, and a witness was John Norfleet. There was a second marriage for Jesse in Edgecombe Co, to Mrs Milly Robinson on 10 March 1847; this was apparenty her second marriage since there was a 7 year old James Robertson living with them in 1850 in Edgecombe Co. Milly was born in NC in 1826. Jesse married for a third time, to Marinda Webb, on 25 November 1852 in Edgecombe Co. The witness was the same as in the first marriage: John Norfleet, the county clerk. Bond was posted by Jesse's brother-in-law James Barrow. Jess and Marinda lived at North, Robeson Co in 1860, and at Williamson, Richmond Co in 1880. She was born in NC in Feb 1830 (age 30 in 1860, 55 in 1880, 62 in 1900, 84 in 1910). In 1900 and 1910 she was a widow living with her son Peter in Scotland Co NC. In 1900 she claimed she had just one child; in 1910 she claimed thirteen children, with just three still alive. Perhaps she was senile by 1900, so these claims of the number of children cannot be reliable. Jesse's known children were-

1.     Isham W Cherry b 27 Nov 1847 (5n,391q)

2.     Ashley Cherry (son), b Oct 1849 (age 8/12 in 1850) (5n,391q)

3.     Eson Cherry (son), b 1858 (391q,392s)

4.     Richard W Cherry, b 1859 (391q,392s)

5.     Peter Cherry, b Jul 1862. He married Rosella Taylor on 28 November 1900 at Marks Creek, Richmond Co. They lived at at Upper Williamson, Scotland Co NC in 1910, but had no children. Rosella was born in NC in 1878. On their marriage record, Rosella’s parents were named as "G W and Mandy Jane Taylor"; Peter’s parents were "Jesse B & Maranda Cherry." (392sm, 393uv)

6.     Joseph Cherry, b 1865 (392s)

7.     Polly Cherry, b 1867 (392s)

8.     Bettie Cherry, b 1870 (392s)

Step-daughter Alcie Cherry, born 1855, lived with Jesse and Marinda in 1880; this was probably Ashley Cherry.

The three counties where Jesse and / or Marinda lived in 1860, 1880, 1900, and 1910 are five and six counties southwest of Edgecombe Co, next to the SC border. (77,CW,5n,391q, 392s, 393uv)


        Jesse Clarence Cherry [C1a8i3d1b10], son of Adam Cherry and Martha Jane Goode, was born 27 July 1879 in Warren Co KY. He married Bertha B Hightower in 1900. Bertha was born 1 October 1883 in Warren Co, daughter of Sylvester John Hightower (1858-1891) and Charlotte E Lamastus (1866-1935), and died 24 April 1954 in Warren Co. Jesse died at Richardsville, Warren Co on 3 August 1923 from tuburculosis. "R A Cherry" was the informant for his death certificate He was buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery. In 1910 they lived a few doors from his cousin Allen A Cherry [C1a8i3j8a]. Jesse had ten children, all in Warren Co-

a.     Mabel Cherry, b 11 Dec 1901, died 28 June 1905. She was buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery. (57vc)

b.     Mayme M Cherry, b 12 Jun 1904, died 4 September 1960 in Warren Co (age 5 in 1910, 14 in 1920). She was buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery. (57vc)

c.     Noka Lillian Cherry, b 1906, died 8 October 1965 at Bowling Green (age 4 in 1910, 13 in 1920). She married William Goble Hazel. He was born 1 September 1900, son of William Thomas Hazel and Georgeanne Cox, and died 11 May 1979 in Warren Co. They were buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at Bowling Green. They had no children. (57vfx)

d.     Youree Patterson Cherry, b 5 Feb 1908 (gravestone date says 5 Feb 1905; public records say 5 Feb 1908. He was age 2 in 1910, 11 in 1920). He died 5 September 1996 at Bowling Green, age 88, and was buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery. Youree married Imogene Flener on 11 July 1939. They had five children-

        1.     Dan R Cherry, b 11 Oct 1949 (57b)

        2.     Robert H Cherry, b 2 Dec 1951 (57b)

        3.     Oscar M Cherry, b 28 Dec 1953 (57b)

        4.     Thelda K Cherry, b 21 Feb 1955 (57b)

        5.     Eddy D Cherry, b 19 Dec 1956 (57b) (KYd,57vwb)

e.     Clarence Adam Cherry, b 29 Dec 1911, and died at Nashville, TN on 10 July 1978. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery at Bowling Green, Warren Co. Clarence married Margaret M _____. In 1930 he lived at Greencastle, and in 1935 and 1940 he was still single, living at Bowling Green. He enlisted in the US Army at Fort Benjamin Harrison in IN on 19 March 1943, and at the time he was married but separated, and had dependants. (Z,M, 57bwfxc)

f.     Huey Dennis Cherry, b 19 May 1913, died at Morgantown, Butler Co on 2 July 1983. He was buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery. He enlisted in the Army on 1 October 1940, and requested he serve in the Philippines. Then WW2 broke out. He was released on 12 November 1943. Huey married Mabel Tabor. He was a carpenter. (M,57wfxc)

g.     Woodrow Stanley Cherry, b 9 Jul 1915. He married Ova Wilson on 28 January 1939 and in 1940 lived next door to his mother. Woodrow died at Bowling Green on 28 June 1976 and was buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery. Ova was born in KY in 1920. They had two children in Warren Co-

        1.     Jessie A Cherry, b 23 Sep 1945 (57b)

        2.     Linda F Cherry, b 22 Feb 1948 (57b) (W,57wfxc)

h.     Dora Beatrice Cherry, b 15 Apr 1916, died in Warren Co on 5 November 1940. She was not living at home in April 1940. (57wf)

i.      Carmen C Cherry, b 3 Feb 1919, died 11 July 1984 and was buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery at Richardsville. He married Martha K Johnson. She was born in Warren Co on 12 September 1925, daughter of James Oscar Johnson (1883-1936) and Ima L Scruggs (1902-1981), and died 20 April 1967 in Warren Co. She was aslso buried in Cherrys Chapel Church Cemetery. Carmen and Martha had nine children in Warren Co-

        1.     Franklin C Cherry, b 4 Sep 1942 (57b)

         2.     Carylon J Cherry, b 27 Aug 1944 (57b)

        3.     Donald W Cherry, b 14 Jun 1947 (57b)

        4.     David E Cherry, b 30 Jun 1949 (57b)

        5.     Larry J Cherry, b 10 Jan 1952 (57b)

        6.     Wendell K Cherry, b 13 Mar 1956 (57b)

        7.     Jesse A Cherry, b 6 Apr 1957 (57b)

        8.     Tony D Cherry, b 23 Aug 1959 (57b)

        9.     Robin Roseanna Cherry, b 11 Mar 1962 (57b) (57bwfxc)

j.      Bernice Cherry, b 1922 (57fx) (C,57svwfdc)


        Jesse Gary Cherry [C1a3f2a2b4g2], son of Josiah Nicholas Cherry and Sarah Lillian Tarver, was born 12 January 1905 at Opelika, Lee Co AL, and died 9 June 1966 at Vero Beach, FL. Jesse was a fraternal twin of Josiah Nicholas Cherry Jr. Jesse' family were members of First Methodist Church on 20th Street, Vero Beach. There is a stained glass window "Noah and the Ark" in his memory in the church. His funeral was held there. Jesse was buried in Hillside Memorial Gardens at Fort Pierce, FL. He first married Lorene Elizabeth Webb on 16 April 1931 at West Palm Beazch, FL, and divorced on 21 September 1944 at Fort Pierce, FL. Jesse then married Willie Christine Howle on 21 December 1945 at West Palm Beach. She was born 15 October 1912 at Jacksonville, AL, daughter of Virgil Gaston Howle and Julia Ann Scarbrough, and died 9 May 1990 at Tallahassee, FL. She was buried with Jesse. Jesse was an insuirance agent with Gulf Life Insurance for 20 years; after retirement he worked for the Miami-Herald newspaper. He and Willie had two children-

1.     Jesse Gary Cherry Jr, b 1 Sep 1947 at West Palm Beach, FL. He grew up at Vero Beach, and moved to Tallahassee, FL about 1971. He received a BA degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH in 1969, then an MBA degree from Dartmouth in 1970. Gary married Barbara Ann Luebbe on 29 Ju1y 1989 at Tallahassee, FL. Their four children were born at Tallahassee, FL-

        a.     Annabelle Christine Cherry, b 15 Mar 1990 (JA)

        b.     Sarah Margaret Cherry, b 3 Feb 1993 (JA)

        c.     Jesse Robert "Jake" Cherry, b 28 Dec 1994 (JA)

        d.     Toben Jeanette Cherry, b 14 Oct 1998 (JA) (JA)

2.     Julia Ann Cherry, b 20 Sep 1949 at Belle Glade, FL. She grew up at Vero Beach, and moved to Tallahassee, FL in 1974. She is a genealogist. She married Michael Frances Meadowcroft on 4 June 1976 at Tallahassee, FL. He was born 26 November 1946 at Baltimore, MD, son of Francis John Meadowcroft and Betty Jane Shayler. Michael is a Vietnam Veteran, and was a US Marine. They had two children-

        a.     Mark Christopher Meadowcroft, b 16 Apr 1977 at Tallahassee, FL. He married Shawna Noel Weaver on 17 May 1997 at Quincy, FL. She was born 17 January 1973, daughter of Kenneth Weaver and Priscilla _____. Shawna and Mark divorced about 2006. She had two children from her first marriage, and after that marriage ended, and Shawna married Mark, her first husband gave them up so that Mark Meadocroft could adopt them. With these two children and his son with Shawna, Mark had three children-

                1.     Kaycee Leeann Meadowcroft, b 9 Aug 1990 at Tallahassee, FL. She married Tyler Dewayne Wheeler on 26 June 2010. He was born in 1989 at San Diego, CA. Their son Tyler Levi Wheeler was born 5 June 2009 at Tallahassee, FL. (JA)

                2.     Kourtney Danielle Meadowcroft, b 16 Jun 1994 at Tallahassee, FL. (JA)

                3.     Austin Scott Meadowcroft, b 3 Apr 1998 at Tallahassee, FL. (JA)

        b.     Melissa Ann Meadowcroft, b 25 Sep 1982 at Tallahassee, FL. She was a 2001 graduate of Brenau Academy, Gainesville, GA, then graduated from Flagler College, Saint Augustine, FL on 14 December 2008 and entered the US Army on 20 January 2009 as an Officer. (JA) (JA,386vw)


        Jesse L Cherry [C2d1f5], son of Wesley Cherry and Sarah _____, was born in 1828 in KY (born 1826-1830 per 1840 census). He married Louisa P Sunday in Macon Co MO on 25 December 1850, then died before 1860. Louisa was without a husband living next door to Jesse’s brothers Peterson and William B Cherry at Walnut Creek, Macon Co in 1860. Louisa was born in IL in 1832. She and Jesse had three daughters in MO-

a.     Cateth Cherry, b 1853 (140q)

b.     Mary J Cherry, b 1854 (140q)

c.     Gabrella Cherry, b 1857 (140q) (77 232j,140knmq)


        Jesse Lemuel Cherry [C1a8k5e5], son of Lemuel Cherry and Pheny Perlinah Smith, was born 22 June 1850 on the family farm in the Red Banks Church community in Pitt Co NC (where Cherry Oaks is today). He married Sophia Jane Buck at Chicod, Pitt Co on 22 December 1881. She was born 30 December 1858 at the family home in the Black Jack Area of Pitt Co, daughter of Noah Albritton Buck and Mary Jane Elks. Sophia died 17 February 1927 at Greenville from Raynaud's disease (restricted blood flow to extremities). Jesse died on 7 August 1936 at Greenville. Mrs Martha Forrest of Greenville was the informant for Jesse's death certificate, and Jesse was was the informant for Sophia's death certificate. They were buried on the family farm. They had eight children by 1900, all in Pitt Co, with six still alive-

a.     Mary Virginia "Mamie" Cherry, b 16 Sep 1882, married Charles Richard "Tobe" Hardee on 10 December 1901 at Greenville, Pitt Co NC. He was born 7 February 1872 at Greenville, son of James Hardee and Rebecca Leona Tyson, and died on 7 January 1946 at Greenville from cancer. He was buried in Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Greenville. Mamie died on 11 July 1964 of a stroke at Greenville and was buried next to Richard. "Mrs Ola L Porter" of Greenville was the informant for her death certificate. They had thirteen children in Pitt Co NC, with nine surviving to adulthood; two had died by 1910-

        1.     Ada Hardee, b 1903, was dead by 1982. (88,7vw)

        2.     Jesse J Hardee, b 17 Jul 1904, died on 31 August 1907 and was buried in Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Greenville. (88,7c)

        3.     Emily B Hardee, b 24 Aug 1905, died on 8 November 1906. She was buried in Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Greenville. (88,7c)

        4.     Charlie Hardee, b 16 Jan 1907. He married Selma Hardee at Greenville on 10 March 1927. She was born 29 November 1907, daughter of L T Hardee and Sallie _____, and died in November 19741 at Greenville. Charlie died at Greenville in February 1984. (Z,88,7vwm)

        5.     Walter Hardee, b 24 Apr 1908. He married Catherine Sheppard at Greenville on 8 January 1927. They lived next to his parents at Greenville in 1930. Catherine was born in Beaufort Co in 1910 (they claimed their ages were 20 and 19 when married). Her parents were Bartemus Sheppard (1880-1968) and Lucy Cox (1884-1949). Walter died at Greenville in August 1983. They had a daughter-

                a.     Pauline Hardee, b Dec 1927 (7f) (88,Z,4mvd,7vwmf)

        6.     Jimmie Eleamel Hardee, b 11 Jan 1911, died on 20 April 1940 in Pitt Co. He was buried in Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Greenville. Jimmie married Gladys Boyd at Greenville on 21 April 1937. She was born about 1910, daughter of J S Boyd and Clara _____. (88,7wmc)

        7.     Johnnie Hardee, b 1912 (age 20 in1930), married Gertrude Hardee at Greenville on 13 December 1933. He was dead by 1982. Gertrude was born 12 August 1911, daughter of Leon B Hardee and Sallie _____,and died 15 March 1997 at Greenville. (Z,88,7wm)

        8.     Larry B Hardee, b 17 Dec 1913, died at Greenville on 24 May 1998. (Z,88,7wf)

        9.     Clarence Moye Hardee, b 24 May 1915, died at Greenville on 13 May 1931. He was buried in Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Greenville. Clarence was thrown from his horse, and in the fall his foot became tangled in the stirrup, and he was dragged to death. (88,7vc)

        10.     Lenwood J Hardee, b 31 May 1918. He married Ruby May Stokes at Winterville, Pitt Co on 14 August 1943. Ruby was born 18 September 1923, daughter of Roy Stokes and Ella _____. Lenwood died at Greenville on 21 September 1992; Ruby died there on 5 October 1995. (Z,88,7wfm)

        11.     Mamie Lee Hardee, b 14 May 1920. She married _____ Williams, and died at Greenville on 10 February 1993. (C,Z,88,7f)

        12.     Joe J Hardee, b & d on 7 May 1922 at Greenville. He was buried in Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Greenville. (88,7c)

        13.     Mildred L Hardee, b 15 Jan 1924 at Greenville, died there on 7 April 1924. She was buried in Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Greenville. (88,7c) (88,C.Z,7dvwfc; Linda Johansen found many of these Hardee graves.)

b.     Nancy Cherry, b 29 Nov 1884 at Greenville, NC, died by 1900. (C,7u)

c.     William Arthur Cherry, b 16 Oct 1886 in Pitt Co, married first to Mabel Clair Kittrell at Greenville,Pitt Co on 6 November 1907. She was born 10 May 1888 in NC, daughter of Allen B Kittrell and Annie L Cox, and died on 3 May 1914. They had two children. William then married Letha Estelle Phelps in Chicod Twp, Pitt Co on 9 November 1919. She was born 5 June 1895 in NC, daughter of Leon Phelps and Clara Williams, and died 26 July 1975. They had three children. William died 4 November 1954. His five children were born in the Greenville area of Pitt Co-

        1.     Jesse Belmont Cherry, b 1908 (77,7vw)

        2.     Annie Mae Cherry, b 1912 (77,7w)

        3.     Clara Jane Cherry, b 1922, married Carl Edwards Hardee. They had at least three children in Pitt Co NC-

                a.     Lois Jane Hardee, b 21 Jul 1941 (7b)

                b.     Carl Wayne Hardee, b 2 May 1948 (7b)

                c.     Travis Oscar Hardee, b 30 Nov 1951 (7b) (77,88,7fb)

        4.     Ida Estelle Cherry, b Jun 1926, married William H Blalock at Ralkeigh, Wake Co on 28 August 1948. He was born in 1926. (77,88m7f,411m)

        5.     Rose Lee Cherry, b Oct 1927. She married Charles Harris Jr on 16 January 1947 at Greenville, Pitt Co. He was born in 1923, son of Charlie Harris and Viola Mozingo. (77,7fm) (88,C,M,7bvwfm)

d.     Louis Walter Cherry, b 31 Jan 1889, married Lillian Elizabeth Talton at Raleigh, Wake Co on 11 April 1920. She was born on 11 May 1893 and died on 14 May 1973. She was buried with Louis. He died 7 March 1972 and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery at Greenville. They had two sons-

        1.     Louis Walter Cherry Jr, b 22 Feb 1921 in Pitt Co. He was a ship builder in 1942, and enlisted in the US Army at Fort Bragg on 8 December 1943. Corporal Louis Walter Cherry Jr died on 6 February 1945 in a German prison camp during World War II. There is a memorial for him in Fork Union Military Academy (a private, military boarding school located in the town of Fork Union, VA), and in Greenwood Cemetery at Greenville, Pitt Co NC. In 1940 Louis was living at Manhattan, NY with a friend from Greenville, Jack Forbes (1916 NC), and was working as a theater usher. (77,88, M,7bfc,566x)

        2.     Leroy Talton Cherry, b 1925 at Greenville, Pitt Co NC. (77,7f) (88,C,7vfc,411m)

e.     Hyman Leroy Cherry, b 19 Jul 1891. He married Letha Harris in 1911. She was born 3 April 1891 and died on 25 October 1974. Hyman died on 24 September 1941 at Greenville from tuburculosis, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery. He was an insurance salesman. They had a daughter-

        1.     Thelma Helen Cherry, b 1913 in NC, married _____ Herrin. (77,88,7f) (88,C, 7vfd)

f.     Martha Jane Cherry, b 4 Feb 1894, married George A Forrest on 9 December 1915 at Greenville. He was born 8 November 1888, son of Barrow Forrest and Rebecca A _____. Forrest and died on 16 October 1925. Martha was still alive in 1982. They had two daughters-

        1.     Edith Cherry Forrest, married _____ Williams. (77)

        2.     Lillian Mae Forrest, married _____ Borden. (77) (88,7v)

g.     Emily B Cherry, b Apr 1897, died by 1910. (88,7u)

h.     child Cherry, b 1890s, died young. (88)

i.     child Cherry, b 1900s, died young. (88) (88,C,7qrsuvwd)


        Jesse Monroe Cherry [C2d2a5b], son of Pleasant Ferris Cherry and Martha Patsy Tosh, was born 14 April 1840 at Palmyra, Macoupin Co, and died 14 July 1922 at South Otter, Macoupin Co, "Age 82" (death certificate dates). He was buried in Cherry Cemetery. He served in Company E 122nd Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Jesse married Elvira Sargent. She was born 12 June 1843 at Franklin, IL (of IL born parents). Elvira was a weaver by trade. She died 19 March 1907 and was buried in Cherry Cemetery. Jesse and Elvira had four children, all born in IL-

1.     William Peterson Cherry, b 25 Nov 1863, died 10 January 1935 at Pawnee, Sangamon Co, age 71. He was buried at Girard, Macoupin Co. His death certificate said his parents were "Jesse Mone Cherry" and "Elvira Sargent." William was an engineer. He married Clara E Sutton in Macoupin Co on16 October 1887. (60ms,68d)

2.     Pleasant Cherry, b 1869. He married Clara Wadkins in Macoupin Co on 29 December 1895. (60sm)

3.     Martha E Cherry, b 1871 (60s)

4.     John E Cherry, b 1874 (60s) (60nsdc)


        Jesse Viola Cherry [C1a9e9b9c], daughter of McGilbra Longstreet Cherry and Nancy Winnifred Weathersby, was born 26 January 1858 in Martin Co or in Pitt Co NC and died on 20 May 1862. (77. 121)


        Jessie Board Cherry [C1a8i3i1h], son of William Bailey Cherry and Sarah Mary E Palmer, was born 20 April 1878 in Warren Co KY, and died 19 July 1944 in Denton Co TX. He married Nannie Belle Rue. She was born in TX in 1884, and died there in 1980. (W,57s)


        Jewell Frances Cherry [C1a8f5h1d1], daughter of James C Cherry and Mollie Elizabeth Bowman, was born 27 July 1901 in Hood Co TX, and died on 20 April 1997. She was a school teacher, and died on 20 April 1997. She was buried in Tolar Cemetery. (77,N, 305vwfc)


        Jimmie F Cherry [C1a9f4d6a], daughter of James M Cherry and A L Rawls, was born 4 March 1877, probably in Weakley Co TN, and died on 8 July 1879. She was buried in Ralston Cemetery in Weakley Co with her father. (117,45nqr)


        Joab Cherry [unknown] of Martin Co NC (was perhaps a son of Job Cherry and Job's possible first wife?). Joab (perhaps he was Job Jr?) was born by the early 1750s because on 6 March 1773 Joab bought from John Kennedy, both of Tyrrell Co (later to become Martin Co), 50 acres, part of a 560 acres tract "on ye east side of Stancil's branch." On 8 July 1777 Joab sold 50 acres to William Anderson, both of Martin Co, land "beginning at a red oak marked Thms I C running thence So to a corner tree a pine" etc. This was witnessed by Isaac Kennedy and Jesse Cooper. Joab Cherry signed. In December 1778 Joab witnessed a sale from Anderson to Thomas Ward. In January 1779 Joab witnessed a land sale from William Anderson to Isaac Kennedy. On 17 March 1779 "Joab Cherry of Martin Co" sold 100 acres to Lylliston Banks "beginning on the South side of Stancel's Branch at the mouth of the Spring Branch running up the Branch to a white oak Isaac Kennedy line" etc. This was witnessed by Jesse Cooper and Charles Hunter. "Joab" Cherry signed. And in 1779 Joab was on the county tax list.

        In the 1787 state census Joab was married and had six children, and no slaves; he lived near Joel Cherry. In 1790 he had seven children, no slaves, and was living near Harrell Cherry. Joab was not in the 1800 or 1810 census, so had apparently died in Martin Co in the 1790s. Isaac Kennedy was probably the husband of Mary Ann Cherry. (68,77,1zt)


        Job Cherry [C1a5e], son of Faithfull Cherry and Patience _____ of Norfolk Co VA, was born in Norfolk Co in the 1720s (he was named in his father's 1727 will), and received one _____ (barrel?) of about five gallons "to be delivered to him at the death of his mother." Job moved to Tyrrell Co NC by 1755 since he was on the county tax list then, possibly with his new bride Abiah Ventures (his daughter Jemima was born about 1756 in NC). Job would have been about age 30 when they married, and about age 40 when Abiah's first known child was born. Therefore it would be reasonable to assume that Job may have had a wife before Abiah, and possibly one or two children with the first wife. Abiah was born about 1736. Two of Job's brothers also moved to Martin Co, or were there in the mid-18th Century: Faithful was one who actually settled in Tyrrell Co, as did Job (in what became Martin Co in 1774); brother Titus witnessed a land sale between a John Cherry and William Swanner on 15 September 1762 in Tyrrell Co.

        On 26 November 1764, for £7/10, Job sold 114 acres in Tyrrell Co, land adjacent to more of his farm land, to Southey Haislip (Book E, page 326). This land was also next to that of Charles Haislip and land owned by Mr Whitehurst e. In February 1774 Job Cherry bought 150 acres from Matthew Yarall. This purchase was witnessed by _____ Cherry. In 1779 Job was on the Martin Co tax list. On 27 October 1784 Jesse Cherry, probably Job's nephew (Faithful's son), patented 200 acres from NC, land next to Job Cherry's land.

        In the NC state census of 1787, Job lived next door to Jesse Cherry and two doors from Faithful Cherry in district 3; four doors from Faithful was James Biggs who had married Job's daughter Jemima Cherry [C1a6f1. In the state census Job is shown with a large family: one adult male (Job), five white males under 21, six white females, and five Blacks. Job also bought an 11 year old Negro boy named Phill from William Pully in October 1790 in Martin Co.

        Job Cherry was a private in the NC Continental Line under John Price, and 640 acres were granted to Job for his 84 months of service. On 17 January 1782 Job was paid £12/8/8 plus another £1/0 from the "State of NC Halifax District" for his military service; he also received £2/2 on 17 April 1784 for his military service of 1787.

        Job Cherry Sr and Joshua Cherry sold 150 acres to David Carraway on 14 November 1795. Joshua signed; Job made his "Χ" mark. Job and his wife were living in Martin Co in 1800 with one apparent daughter or granddaughter (age 16 to 25). He left a will in Martin Co dated 23 February 1811. It was proven in December 1814, so Job died in the latter part of 1814, at an age of about 90. The executors named in the will were his son Abner Cherry (son Jeremiah had already moved west to Columbia, TN, so could not be an executor), and Jesse Cherry (Job's great nephew); witnesses were Malachi Etheridge and Harrell Cherry (son of Job's brother Faithful Cherry). Job could not write, but in his rambling will he gave son Abner land, the plantation, and the house in Williamston "formerly belonging to Jonathan Cherry" (son of Faithful). He gave son Joshua a Negro named Dick, gave son "Jerry" a Negro named George, and gave cash to Joshua, Job Jr, and Abner. Jemima and her mother were not named, so were probably dead by 1811. See Jemima's biography; her husband also did not name her in his will. Job had at least nine children (see Joab Cherry), the first eight born in Tyrrell Co NC-

1.     Jemima Cherry, b abt 1756

2.     Joshua Cherry, b 15 Feb 1761

3.     Job Cherry Jr, b abt 1763

4.     Jeremiah Cherry, b 1 Apr 1766

5.     Ruth Cherry, b abt 1767

6.     Abner Cherry, b abt 1768

7.     Mary Cherry, b abt 1770

8.     Anna Cherry, b abt 1772

9.     Nancy Cherry, b abt 1774

For more Price information, see Job's son Jeremiah; he married Mary Price. Also, William Swanner's 8 Jun 1777 will named his wife Sarah, sons Thomas, William, Henry, Matthias, and four unnamed daughters; the will went to probate in July that year. (69,91, JY,C, 28p,1pet)


        Job Cherry Jr [C1a5e3], son of Job Cherry and Abiah Ventures, was born about 1763 in Tyrrell Co NC. He owned land in Martin Co. There are deeds of a Job Cherry who could not sign his name, but instead made an Χ. Since Job Cherry Jr did sign, then any record of a Job Cherry signed with an "Χ" is Job Cherry Sr.

        Job Jr sold 100 acres to William Carraway on 6 October 1800 and signed the deed of sale (Book C, page 701). By 1787 Job Jr was married to a woman who was born about the same time as he; they lived in Williamston, and had eight children by 1800-

a.     son Cherry, b 1772-1775

b.     dau Cherry, b by 1787

c.     son Cherry, b 1775-1787

d.     son Cherry, b 1775-1784

e.     dau Cherry, b by 1787

f.     dau Cherry, b by 1787

g.     dau Cherry, b 1790

h.     dau Cherry, b 1790s (68,C,1aez)


        Job Cherry [unknown] (son of Job Cherry ?), of Caldwell Co KY, left a will there in 1848: Book B, page 98. He also had a daughter Ann Cherry because in 1819 he gave consent, as her father, for her to marry. Since he gave consent, she must have been under age 18. Job (as Jobe Cherry) was on the Trigg Co in 1810 tax roster, living in the Eddy Creek area; he was at least age 21 then. Per the 1830 Caldwell Co census, Job was born in the 1760s, and his wife in the 1750s. His daughter was-

a.     Ann Cherry, b 1802-1806 (1830 census says born 1790s), married Johnson W Dunn in Caldwell Co KY on 5 August 1819. Johnson was born in the 1790s, or in the 1770s (there were unidentified adults in the Johnson Dunn home in 1830). He and Ann lived the remainder of their lives in Caldwell Co; in 1830 they lived close to her father. Johnson died in the 1840s, and Ann after the summer of 1850. They had five children by 1830-

        1.     dau Dunn, b 1821-1825 (47j)

        2.     dau Dunn, b 1821-1825 (47j)

        3.     son Dunn, b 1826-1830 (47j)

        4.     son Dunn, b 1826-1830 (47j)

        5.     dau Dunn, b 1826-1830 (47j) (130,68,109,47j)


        Job Cherry [C1a7d4b2g], son of Pleasant Cherry and Sidney Carter, was born in 1847 in Jackson Co TN. He married Caroline Frances Greenwood on 19 December 1964 in Monroe Co KY and they lived next door to his brother Leroy in 1870 in Jackson Co TN. Caroline was born in 1843 in Overton Co TN, and died 15 December 1927 in Overton Co. In 1920 in Clay Co she lived with her daughter-in-law Arminda Peeks, son Newt's widow. Job died in Clay Co. They had a son by 1870, and two daughters by 1880-

1.     Leroy Newton Cherry, b 1866 in Jackson Co TN. He died by 1920 and his wife Arminda Peeks then lived in Clay Co's District 2. She was born in Putnam Co TN on 12 August 1870, daughter of James Peeks Jr and Tennessee Elizabeth Eldridge. She moved with her children to AR in the 1920s. In 1930 she was at Calf Creek, Searcy Co, living with her daughter Nellie. Newt and Arminda married on 3 December 1886 had about eight children, all in TN-

        a.     Edith Cherry, married Everett Johnston. (W)

        b.     Judas Cherry (W)

        c.     Sherman Cherry (W)

        d.     Jobie Cherry, b 26 Mar 1898 at Moss, Clay Co. He died in 1967 and was buried in Fairplay Cemetery at Glen Rose, AR. Jobe married Estha Lee Cross in 1917. She was born 24 November 1909 at Gilbert, AR. In 1930 they lived at Big Creek, Newton Co AR. They had ten children. The first two were-

                1.     Regina L Cherry, b Feb 1928 (569f)

                2.     Lucilla D Cherry, b Oct 1928 (569f) (W,64w,569f)

        e.     Nellie Cherry, b 1901 (64w)

        f.     Osia Cherry, b 1912 (64w)

        g.     Clarisa Cherry, b 1906. She married Charlie Thomas Cherry on 22 November 1919 in Clay Co and lived with her mother in 1920. Charlie was born in 1900 in TN. (64w)

        h.     Walter Cherry, b 1905 (W)

In 1920 Arminda's "mother-in-law" Mrs Callie F Cherry lived with them. She was Caroline Frances Greenwood. (26r,64w,568f)

2.     Arabelle Cherry, b 1872, died in 1935 (W)

3.     Lucy Ann Cherry, b 1874, died in 1950. (W) (W,26nr,291m,568f)


        Job S Cherry [C1a6e6a], son of Abner Cherry, was born 12 December 1798 in Martin Co NC. He moved to GA in 1829, and died at Macon, Bibb Co on 11 July 1836. He was a Mason. Job married Mary _____. She was born 12 July 1800, and died on 5 January 1875 at Macon. Both were buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Macon. Job's gravestone (lot #21) has a Masonic emblem, and says "Born 11 Dec 1798 in Martin Co., NC, removed to GA in 1829, departed this life 11 Jul 1836." Mary was buried next to Job. They had a son-

1.     Job H Cherry, b 24 Jun 1829 in GA. His name was also spelled Joab. He married Lucinda P M _____. She was born in GA in 1835, and died in 1889. Job was a grocer. He died on 18 October 1878. They had at least four children-

        a.     Lucius Cherry, died young and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Macon, GA. His stone says "Lucius, son of J. H. & L. M. Cherry, age 3 months." (77)

        b.     Amanda P Cherry, b 1856 in Bibb Co GA. (77)

        c.     Edward B Cherry, b 1861 in Bibb Co GA. (77)

        d.     Wilber Cherry, b 1866 in Bibb Co GA. (77) (77,1aep)


        Joe Cherry [C1a6b2a2h12], son of Henry E Cherry and housemaid Mary _____, was born in 1859 in Stewart Co TN. (37r)


        Joe Nelson Cherry [C1a6e4h2b4], son of Pleasant Nelson Cherry and Susan Lillian Sands, was born in 1906, probably in Maury Co TN. (EC)


        Joe Quannah "Slim" Cherry [C1a8f5h6b2], son of Joseph Parish Cherry and Lillian Earle Bennett, was born 21 May 1910 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. He married Ima Lori Perry on 25 December 1934 at Tolar. She was born 20 May 1914 in Erath Co TX, daughter of George Wesley Perry and Lydia Emma Earles. Ima died in 11 November 1977 at Granbury and was buried at Tolar. Slim died on 22 March 1986 at Granbury and was buried in Hood Co. They had ten children, mostly daughters-

a.     Ima Jo Cherry, b 2 Dec 1935 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. She married Kenneth Cogdill before 1955, and married married Floyd Junior Hard on 9 March 1957 at Denton. Floyd was born 19 May 1930 in Denton Co TX, son of Sidney Floyd Hard and Pauline Vaughn Chumbley. Ima had four children-

        1.     Deborah Lynn Cogdill, b 19 Aug 1955 at Granbury, Hood Co TX. (77,305b)

        2.     Rodney Dale Hard, b 27 Oct 1957 at Grapevine, Tarrant Co TX. (77,42b)

        3.     Sandra Jo Hard, b 13 Sep 1961 at Grapevine, Tarrant Co TX. She married Stephen Wayne Townsend on 26 March 1988 at Little Elm, Denton Co TX. (77,42b)

        4.     Gary Floyd Hard, b 2 Jun 1963 at Grapevine, Tarrant Co TX. (77,42b) (77,305b)

b.     Emma Lou Cherry, b 28 May 1937 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. She married Claude Lee Tullos and they lived at Tolar after their children were born. They had three children-

        1.     Randall Lee Tullos, b 19 Apr 1962 at Dallas, TX. (77,268b)

        2.     Brenda Sue Tullos, b 18 May 1966 at Lynwood, Los Angeles Co CA. (77,50b)

        3.     Robert Leland Tullos, b 24 Jan 1969 at Lynwood, Los Angeles Co CA. (77,50b) (77,305P)

c.     Clara Ann Cherry, b 31 Mar 1939 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. She married Billy Doyle Burton. He was born 24 October 1936 in Somervell Co, son of William V Burton (1904-1973) and Ms F V Sulovin. Clara also married Harold Edward Billings II on 15 August 1963 at Weatherford, Parker Co. Harold was born 23 December 1931 at Lamesa, Dawson Co, son of William Monroe Billings and Nancy Dora Alice. Clara had four children-

        1.     Billie Jo Burton, b 14 Jan 1956 at Glen Rose, Somervell County TX. She married Bruce A Whitman in Parker Co on 24 April 1979. He was born in June 1950. (77, 472m,473b)

        2.     Eddy Lynn Burton, b 29 Jul 1957 at Cleburne, Johnson Co TX. He married Pamela Jean Watson in Somervell Co on 22 August 1983. She was born 31 January 1959 at Angleton, Brazoria Co, daughter of Robert Olin Watson and Vera Jean Martin. (77,307b,473m)

        3.     Shirley Denise Burton, b 12 Oct 1961 at Granbury, Hood Co TX. She married Shaun Bradley Fry on 15 June 1979 in Hood Co. He was born 17 November 1959 at Tolar, son of James Arthur Fry and Glenna Frances Bradley. (77,305bm)

        4.     Gregory Scott Billings, b 9 Apr 1975 at Cleburne, Johnson Co TX. (77,307b) (77,Z, 305b)

d.     Tressie Joyce Cherry, b 9 Nov 1940 in Hockley Co TX. She married Bobby Leo Davis on 29 June 1957 at Glen Rose, Somervell Co. He was born 19 December 1931, son of Samuel Brent Davis and Alice ______. They had four children-

        1.     Bobby Leo Davis, b 13 Oct 1958 at Granbury, Hood Co TX. (77,305b)

        2.     Bobby Dwayne Davis, b 24 Jun 1960 in Somervell Co TX. (77,473b)

        3.     Greta Lynne Davis, b 13 Dec 1961 at Glen Rose, Somervell Co TX. She had a daughter from an unknown father who was raised by her parents-

                a.     Kandase Nicole Davis, b 20 Jan 1982 at Stephenville, Erath Co TX. (77, 473b) (77, 468b)

e.     Susie Jane Cherry, b 7 Jan 1942 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. She married Malcolm Wayne Campbell on 19 March 1963. He is a son of R D Campbell and Jeanne _____. They had two children-

        1.     Donald Wayne Campbell, b 24 Oct 1965 at Lynwood, Los Angeles CA. (77,50b)

        2.     Michael Kevin Campbell, b 4 Aug 1970 at Klamath Falls, OR. (77) (77)

f.     Shirley Ruth Cherry, b 25 Aug 1944 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. She married Larry Truman Reneau on 4 May 1966 in Dallas Co TX. He was born 1 March 1945 in Wood Co, son of V T Reneau and Narene Smith. They had a daughter-

        1.     Shannon Renee Reneau, b 24 Aug 1975 at Winnsboro, Wood Co TX. (77, 470b) (77,268m,470b)

g.     Roy Eugene Cherry, b 12 Nov 1945 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. He married Kathie Jean Yeary on 10 October 1969 at in Hood Co. Kathie was born 23 November 1949 at Weatherford, Parker Co, daughter of Johnnie Arthur Yearly and Ethel Noreen Wade. Roy and Kathie had three children-

        1.     Kimberly Jo Cherry, b 22 Dec 1970 at Stephenville, Erath County TX. (77,306b)

        2.     Justin Eugene Cherry, b 10 Oct 1973 at Stephenville, Erath Co TX. (77,306b)

        3.     Keith Wesley Cherry, b 31 May 1979 at Granbury, Hood Co TX. (77,3305b) (77, 305m, 472b)

h.     Arlene D Cherry, b 2 Apr 1947 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. She married Gale William Hague on 1 September 1970 at Quitman, Wood Co TX. He was born 4 August 1943 at McKinney, Collin Co, son of C E Hague and Lillie Belle Campbell. They had a son-

        1.     Allen Ray Hague, b 20 May 1971 at Quitman, Wood Co TX. (77,305b)

Gale had two children from prior marriages: with Barbara Ann Wright he had Tommy Gale Hague, born 28 Aug 1962 at McKinney, Collin Co TX; and with wife Sue Ellen Shirley he had Malinda Gail Hague, born 20 Aug 1968 in Titus Co. (77, 247b, 62b) (77,305m, 247b)

  i.     Lillian Marie Cherry, b 31 Jul 1949 at Granbury, Hood Co TX. She married Jay Douglas Lewis on 12 July 1968 at Tolar, Hood Co. He was born 4 November 1949 at Granbury, son of J D Lewis and Doris Cleo Reed. Lillian and Jay have three children-

        1.     Christa Cherry Lewis, b 19 Oct 1971 at Arlington, Tarrant Co TX. (77,42b)

        2.     Lyndi Michelle Lewis, b 2 Sep 1976 at Cleburne, Johnson Co TX. (77,307b)

        3.     Ashley Lorie Lewis, b 3 Dec 1982 at Cleburne, Johnson Co TX. (77,307b) (77, 305bm)

j.     Joe Quannah Cherry Jr, b 12 Dec 1950 at Stephenville, Erath County TX. He married Judy Ann Edgquist on 29 October 1979 at Las Vegas, NV. Judy was born 18 September 1946 at Fort Worth, TX, daughter of Oliver Gerald Edgquist and Vivian Louise Thompson Miller. This was Judy's second marriage; the first was with a Mr Sineath. Joe died in Hood Co on 20 October 1997. (77,NVm,TXd,306b) (Z,77,469m,305wf)


        Joel Cherry [C2b], son of Benjamin Cherry of Ireland, was probably born in Ireland in the 1730s, by 1740. He was killed in the American Revolution. (FC)


        Joel Cherry [C1a3b1], son of Spring Cherry and Lucy ____, was born by about the 1740s (he was married in 1768) in Norfolk Co VA. Joel received the 105 acre plantation his father inherited from his father John Cherry in 1754, plus cooper's tools. Joel married Nancy Allen in 1768 in Norfolk Co, but by 1785 he was not listed in Norfolk Co on the Federal census. He may be the Joel Cherry, or his descendants, who moved to the northeastern part of TX. They also may have moved to SC by 1800. (77,28pam)


        Joel Cherry [C1a5b4], son of Faithful Cherry Jr and Susannah _____, was born by the mid-1750s in Tyrrell Co NC. He was a cooper in Martin Co, and was named in his father's February 1787 will. Joel bought 100 acres from John Kennedy on 4 July 1777 (thus he was probably at least age 21 then), land next to Isaac Kennedy's property. In the summer of 1780 he was a member of Skewarkey Baptist Church, but transferred to Conoho Church that summer. On 6 February 1783 Joel bought 100 acres from his father, land on Wildcat Swamp next to Benjamin Whitley's line. This was witnessed by Stephen Anderson and Harrell Cherry. In the 17 October 1783 will of Isaac Cherry, "dearly beloved brother Joel Cherry" was given Isaac's plantation. On 20 January 1784 "Jesse Cherry, bricklayer of Martin Co" sold 50 acres to "Joel Cherry, a cooper of Martin Co" for £7. The land was on the east side of Wild Cat Swamp, and next to Thomas Whitley's line. This purchase was witnessed by Harrell Cherry and Rhodie Cherry, who left her Χ mark. Jesse Cherry signed. On 29 September 1810 Jonathan Cherry granted "my worthy friend Joel Cherry" power of attorney. This was witnessed by Malachi Chappell and Obadiah Bullock.

        In 1787 Joel was living next to Joab Cherry at Williamston, and in 1790 was living next to his nephews James Cherry and Jonathan Cherry (sons of James Cherry), and next to older brother Jesse Cherry. Harrell Cherry and Job Cherry lived nearby. Joel was a member of the House of Commons from 1804 to 1805, in 1809, from 1812 to 1813, and in 1816.

        Joel may have been married to Lydia ____ for on 25 November 1806 Joel and Lydia Cherry witnessed the sale of land from Isaac Kennedy to Levi Harrell. Joel and Lydia Cherry were both adult members of Skewarkey Church in Martin Co in 1805. Joel's wife in 1800 was born after 1755, so could be the mother of the two girls born before 1787. His wife in 1810 was at least 45 years old, thus placing her birth date (if she was the same wife) between 1755 and 1765, or about 1760. He was called "Joel Cherry Esq" on 2 January 1816 when he bought a Negro named Linden from Isham Cherry for $300. Joel left a 13 November 1816 Martin Co will, proven in September 1817, in which he said his present wife Susanna was not his first wife, and the five youngest children were those of his wife Susanna. Susanna was Susanna Smithwick (Martin Co deed book D, page 120), daughter of Edward Von Smithwick. This connection was found in a land deed dated 13 March 1804 Martin Co. Susannah and Joel Cherry both signed the deed to sell 150 acres to Luke Smithwick, land originally given to Susannah by her father.

        Joel's first children were two girls born by the summer of 1787. His family is hard to piece together since some of the children died young, and his will did not name all of them. Between 1790 and 1800 Joel acquired two slaves, and by 1810 had eight. From the census records in Martin Co of 1787, 1790, 1800, and 1810 we can build his family, carrying the information of each prior census to the next; Martin Co's 1820 census no longer exists. Using information generated by census and probate records of Martin Co, and the 1830 census, Joel may have had thirteen children- #a-#i, #k-#n

a.     dau (Lydia?) Cherry, b bef 1785, was living at home in 1800 and in 1810. (68,1aeh)

b.     Nancy Cherry, b 1785-1787

c.     son Cherry, b 1787-1790, was not in his parents' home in 1800 nor in 1810. (1ae)

d.     son Cherry, b 1787-1790, was not in his parents' home in 1800 nor in 1810. (1ae)

e.     son Cherry, b 1787-1790, was not in his parents' home in 1800 nor in 1810. (1ae)

f.     dau Cherry, b 1787-1790, was at home in 1800, but was gone by 1810. (1aeh)

g.     Isaac Cherry, b abt 1791

h.     son Cherry, b 1790-1800, was still in his parents' home in 1810. (1eh)

i.     dau Cherry, b 1800 after 1800 census, was home in 1810 (Alfred's twin?). This girl may have been Emma Cherry. Emma was named as a daughter of Joel Cherry in the 28 December 1812 will of Marian Etheridge in Martin Co. Emma's brother Alfred was also mentioned. The will was proved by Sarah Hunter, Nancy A Cherry, Ruth Cherry, and Lydia Cherry. Their connection to Emma or Alfred was not shown in the will. (91,1eh)

j.     Alfred S Cherry, b 1801

k.     dau Cherry, b 1801-1810, was home in 1810. (1eh)

m.     dau Cherry?, b 1811-1815, was living with her brother Alfred in 1830. She was probably one of the five younger children of Joel and his last wife, Susanna Smithwick. (1jp)

n.     dau Cherry?, b 1811-1815, was living with her brother Alfred in 1830. She was probably one of the five younger children of Joel and his last wife, Susanna _____. (1jp)

Besides Joel and wife Lydia being adult members of Skewarkey Church in Martin Co in 1805, other Cherry members then were Harriet, Jonathan, and William Cherry. (68,77,91, RM,C,1aehpz)


        Joel Cherry, [son of ?] was born 21 October 1768 in Norfolk Co VA. He married Nancy Allen in Norfolk Co VA on 23 December 1802. She was born 5 July 1783, probably in VA, and was a daughter of Captain John Allen and Myrick Middleton Wilson. Joel and Nancy apparently moved to SC soon after their marriage. He died on 10 January 1848 at Lancaster, SC, and Nancy died on 24 June 1859 at Lancaster. There were eight children who survived them. Their twelve children were-

1.     John M Cherry, b 23 Nov 1803

2.     Wiley Cherry, b 7 May 1805

3.     Mary Cherry, b 3 Mar 1807

4.     Priscilla Cherry, b 3 May 1809

5.     Joel Thomas Cherry, b 12 Jan 1811

6.     Elizabeth Middleton Cherry, b 28 Nov 1813

7.     Francis Asbury Cherry, b 28 Sep 1815

8.     James Allen Cherry, b 1 Mar 1817

9.     Joshua Cherry, b 10 Jan 1819

10.     Hilliard Judge Cherry, b 15 Nov 1820

11.     Harriet Cherry, b 1820s

12.     Jane Margaret Cherry, b 18 Jul 1823 (77)


        Joel Cherry [unknown], born about 1769, was living in Mecklenburg Co NC in 1840. He was apparently married and had five older children living with him. Joel was born in 1769 and his wife in 1786. He and his boys were not found in Mecklenburg Co in 1850. Joel died on 10 June 1848, age 79; his wife Nancy died on 24 June 1859, age 75. They were buried in New Six Mile Churchyard in Mecklenburg Co. The children were-

1.     dau Cherry, b 1810s

2.     dau Cherry, b 1821-1825

3.     son Cherry, b 1821-1825

4.     son Cherry, b 1826-1830

5.     dau Cherry, b 1826-1830

See the prior Joel Cherry; they may be the same. (RM, 36k)


        Joel Cherry [C3], born in the 1790s, was in the 1820 Warren Co TN census, then was in the 1830 Hardin Co TN Census with a wife and children. His wife from the 1830 census was born in the 1800s. At this time we do not know who his Cherry father was, so for the time being, he is assigned a temporary ID# of [C3]. Joel bought land from W G Huddleston in Hardin Co on 17 January 1837 (Deed book C, page 224). It would appear, from the birth years of the last four children, and from Hardin Co court records, that Joel and his wife of the 1830 census married about 1823 or 1824.

        There was a Joel Cherry family in Warren Co TN in 1820; that Joel's age matched the age of the Joel who moved to Hardin Co within ten years. The wife in Warren Co in 1820 was born in the 1790s. The wife in Hardin Co in 1830 was about ten years younger. Warren Co is in the center of modern TN, and was then about six counties east of Hardin Co. But with cheap and available land in this new Hardin Co, many young pioneers noved those distances to better themselves. In all of TN in 1830, there was only the one Joel Cherry, in Hardin Co. Joel and his Hardin Co wife had four children, and with the Warren Co wife he had at least two.

        It appears, from the 1820 Warren Co TN census, that in Joel's home there were perhaps two young families. Also in Warren Co there was another Joel Cherry family: an elderly Joel Cherry (census page 320), age over 45, and a younger Joel Cherry (page 295), age 26-44. In Joel (Jr)'s home was another male, age 16-25. Perhaps they were brothers, or brothers-in-law. Also in this home were two females ages 16-25 (wife and sister-in-law of Joel? or two sisters?), and four daughters or nieces under age 10, and another boy age 10-15. This family could easily be two Cherry brothers and their spouses and children, or Joel and his wife and their children and siblings. But from Hardin Co records, it appears that the younger boy from the 1820 census was Joel's son, as was one of the daughters in the 1820 census. With Joel's second marriage, probably in Hardin Co, he had six children-

a.     dau Cherry, b 1816-1820. She was a daughter under the age of 10 in Joel's home in Warren Co in 1820.

b.     son (Joseph H?) Cherry, b 1818, was likely from a first marriage of Joel. Joel had a son under the age of 10 in the 1820 Warren Co TN census. And there is a large age gap between the son born in 1818 and the next children who were born in the late 1820s.

c.     son Cherry, b 1826-1830

d.     dau Cherry, b 1826-1830

e.     son Cherry, b 1826-1830

f.     dau Cherry, b 1826-1830

David Cherry was an early pioneer settler of Warren Co TN.

There are court records in Hardin Co in the mid 1820s that showed that Joseph H Cherry, born in 1818, was an orphaned child. The only possible Cherry father for him who lived in Hardin Co in the 1820 and / or 1830 was Joel Cherry. But why would Joel give up a son if he had a wife and other younger children? The likely reason was that his wife in the 1830 census was a new, second wife for Joel, and didn't want to be bothered with Joel's young boy from his first marriage. Since the Hardin Co marriage records were lost, we cannot see who Joel's wife was, or when they married. (58,JY,9jzg)


        Joel Cherry [unknown], was born in NC in 1819 (was Joel, age 51 in 1870; Jas, age 47 in 1880, Joel, age 69 in 1900). Joel married Nancy Jenkins about 1860 and they lived in Washington Twp, Beaufort Co into the 20th Century. Nancy was born in NC in January 1840 (age 40 in 1870, 35 in 1880, 60 in 1900). They had ten children by 1900, with nine still living-

1.     Annie Cherry, b 1860 (4r)

2.     Delana Cherry, b 1866 (4rs)

3.     Wiley Cherry, b 1867 (4rs)

4.     Lemuel Cherry, b 1870 (4s)

5.     Martha Cherry, b May 1875 (4su)

6.     Armittie Cherry,b Sep 1877 (4su)

7.     William Cherry, b Sep 1877 (4su)

8.     Pharoah Cherry, b Oct 1883 (4u)

9.     Joseph Cherry, b Nov 1885 (4u)

10.     Vera L Cherry, b Jan 1888 (4u)

Living next door in 1900 was William H Biggs (1861 NC) and his wife Della (1871 NC). (4rsu)


        Joel Lilley Cherry [C1a8c1a3c], son of John W Cherry and Elizabeth Boyer, was born 19 December 1824 in Howard Co MO, and grew up in Linn Co. He married Mary Ann Hines in 1842 in Linn Co. She was born 15 December 1823 in Howard Co, daughter of daughter of Anthony Hines and Anna _____. In the fall of 1859 they moved from Linn Co MO to Cooke Co TX and were found there on the Federal census. Soon afterwards, they moved to Washington Co AR. In 1861 Joel joined the Confederate Army. For years after the war they were found in Washington Co. Mary Ann died there on 28 January 1889 and was buried in Rose Cemetery at Prairie Grove.

        Joel moved to the Creek Nation, Indian Territory after his wife's death and was living with his son John T near Butner, north of Wewoka. Joel was murdered by highway robbers on 8 February 1901 (the killers were caught and/or killed). He was buried in Holdenville Cemetery, Hughes Co OK where his granddaughter Mattie Cherry was buried. Joel and Mary had two children by 1850, and nine in all. All were born in MO-

1.     James Abraham Cherry, b 22 Feb 1842 in Linn Co MO. (90,54n,376q)

2.     Ann Elizabeth Cherry, b 23 May 1845 in Linn Co MO. (90,54n,376q)

3.     Susan Rebecca Cherry, b 28 Aug 1847 (376q)

4.     child Cherry, born about 1849, died young.

5.     Isaac Sidwell Cherry, b 16 Aug 1852 (376q)

6.     Louis Henry Cherry, b 15 Jul 1854 (376q,610r)

7.     John Thomas Cherry, b 19 Feb 1856 (376q,610r)

8.     Mary Frances Cherry, b 16 Jun 1859 (376q,610r)

9.     Sarah J Cherry, b 18 Nov 1861, was not in her parents' home in 1870. (90,101,54n, 609u,242c,610rc)


        Joel Morris Cherry [C1a8c1a2c5c], son of Isaac Sidwell Cherry and Martha Jane Cox, was born 8 December 1874 in Washington Co AR. He married Jennie Doyle on 15 January 1902 at his sister Sophia's home in Weoka. His sister Mattie was also married there the same day, in a double wedding. Joel died on 21 July 1940 at Okema, OK and was buried at Okema. He and Jennie had five children-

1.     Blanche Cherry, b 25 Oct 1902, married Louis Fulsom. He was born 26 July 1896, and died in August 1974 in Osage Co OK. Blanche died in Osage Co on 21 July 1988. They had six children-

        a.     Norma Fulsom

        b.     Paul Fulsom

        c.     Clara Fulsom

        d.     Faye Fulsom

        e.     Joe Fulsom

        f.     Lois Fulsom (77) (77,Z)

2.     Bob Cherry

3.     Lonnie Cherry

4.     Jimmie Cherry

5.     Inez Cherry, married _____ DeLapp (90,101)


        John Cherry Jr [C1a], son of immigrant John Cherry and Elizabeth Faithful, was born about 1641 in Norfolk Co VA. He married Rebecca Maund about 1662. She was born about 1647. Records of Norfolk Co show an assignment from Andrew Etheridge and wife Ann to John Cherry on 6 May 1699. There is a deed dated 1 March 1665, recorded 25 February 1666, from Richard and Joan Yates of "Elizabeth River in ye county of Lower Norfolk" to John Cherry, taylor, also of Elizabeth River. The deed conveyed 350 acres on Deep Creek "being in ye southern branch of Elizabeth River" for 1,000 pounds of tobacco. This land was originally patented to Richard Yates on 6 March 1664. John also bought other land, in addition to that inherited as an elder son. He had about 595 acres at the time of his death, even though 105 acres of it was patented over a year after he died.

        John obviously lived along Deep Creek in Lower Norfolk Co, and was a tailor and a farmer. He lived near John Slough, Thomas Slow (Slough), Thomas Richardson, and George Ballentine. John Cherry Sr and William Maund witnessed the will of W H Whelten in Lower Norfolk Co on 13 September 1690. By this time John's father had been dead twenty years (per JY), and John himself had a son named John. Hence he was called John Sr in 1690. John made his will in Norfolk Co on 12 January 1698 (or 1699), and it was recorded on 18 July 1699 in Norfolk Co. The will is partially destroyed and water damaged, but about half is legible. In it John mentioned his wife Rebecca, daughter Rebecca, and sons John and William. It also names Faithful and Samuel Cherry, but does not state the relationship. The will, found in Norfolk Co Deed Book 6, page 131, mentions land on Deep Creek and a plantation bought from Isaack Seaborne. The executrix was his wife Rebecca and witnesses were William Maund and "Rebeckah Cherry Jr" (his daughter). And in 1704 "widow Churry" collected quit rents of £600 in Norfolk Co. John had at least five children, but other evidence indicates he perhaps had nine children-

1.     Sarah Cherry, b abt 1666

2.     John Cherry III, b 1671

3.     Rebecca Cherry, b 1672

4.     Thomas Cherry, b c1675

5.     Faithfull Cherry, b 1678

6.     William Cherry, b 1680

7.     Samuel Maund Cherry, b c1682

8.     Lemuel Cherry, b 1685

9.     Solomon Cherry, b c1690 (EG,WD, 69,90,77,133,57)


        John Cherry III, [C1a2], son of John Cherry Jr and Rebecca Maund, was born in 1671 in Lower Norfolk Co VA, and lived Norfolk Co. He married Sarah Spring in Norfolk Co. She was born about 1705 in Norfolk Co. In 1704 he was listed in the Virginia Quit Rents with 150 acres. On the 10 June 1731 Tithable of Norfolk Co John was exempt because he had just turned 60. On 12 or 13 February 1747 John bought 100 acres on Biggs Creek from John Biggs and wife Sarah ____. John Cherry left his will in Norfolk Co dated 30 April 1754 which was probated in March 1755. John's will was witnessed by Joseph Biggs, Hillary Cherry, and John Ferebee. John Cherry could not sign his name, but made an "Χ" instead. In it he named his wife, children, and four grandchildren: Jonathan Cherry, Ufan Cherry, Ann Cherry, and Joel Cherry. His will did not mention possible son Samuel, nor say who the parents of these grandchildren were. John's children were-

a.     John Cherry IV, b abt 1700

b.     Spring Cherry, b abt 1705

c.     Bethia Cherry, b abt 1708

d.     Elizabeth Cherry, b abt 1711

e.     Affia Cherry, b abt 1714

f.     Aaron Cherry, b abt 1717

g.     Samuel Cherry, b bef 1720

John Cherry's will gave to some of his children "Twenty Shillings" and not "One Pound." This would be the equivalent of someone today saying "One Hundred Cents" instead of "One Dollar." (69,77,WD,NW)


        John Cherry IV [C1a2a], son of John Cherry III and Sarah Spring, was born about 1705 in Norfolk Co VA. He received 20 shillings from his father's 30 April 1754 will. Nothing was found concerning John as an adult in Norfolk Co. He died intestate, probably before 1754. John's father John III, in his 30 April 1754 will, mentioned a grandson named Jonathan Cherry, and granddaughters named Upham and Ann Cherry, and another grandson named Joel Cherry. Children of John IV were-

1.     Jonathan Cherry, was probably born in Norfolk Co VA in the 1730s or 1740s.

2.     Uphan Cherry (dau), was probably born in Norfolk Co VA in the 1730s or 1740s.

3.     Ann Cherry, was probably born in Norfolk Co VA in the 1730s or 1740s.

4.     Bethia Cherry, was probably born in Norfolk Co VA in the 1730s or 1740s. She was named after her paternal aunt.

5.     Abigail Cherry, was probably born in Norfolk Co VA in the 1730s or 1740s. (WD,28p)


        John Cherry [C1a6b], son of William Cherry and Elizabeth Tart of Norfolk Co VA, was probably born about 1705 in Norfolk Co. John was the head of his own household in 1730 in Norfolk Co, listed as "John Chearey son of William Chearey." He inherited his father's plantation in 1737. William Cherry's will, dated 22 November 1736 in Lower Norfolk Co VA, (Book 1, page 17, probated 20 May 1737), named son John. And in 1755 he may have been in Tyrrell Co NC. A John Cherry was on the tax list then. (57,77, WD,JA,28p)


        John Cherry [C1g4], son of Joseph Cherry of Norfolk Co VA, was born in 1717 in Norfolk Co. (WD)


        John Cherry [C1a8c], son of Lemuel Cherry and Mary Courtney, was born about 1724 in Norfolk Co VA. He was given the "manner plantation" in his father's Beaufort Co NC July 1754 will, along with a "lot of Coppers tools" (cooper's tools?) and a Negro man Jeam. John was named as an executor of his father's will (he was the eldest son), along with William Willis. On 25 March 1771 John purchased land left to his brother William Cherry in 1760. John later sold this land to Joseph Holliday for £27 (the transaction was recorded in Pitt Co). He was also probably the John Cherry who sold 140 acres on 6 February 1773 to Colin Clark in Beaufort Co, land on the north side of the Pamlico River. This deed was also signed by John's daughter Elizabeth Cherry. John was probably the John Cherry on the Tyrrell Co (now Martin Co) tax list of 1755. John married Mary Jordan, daughter of Jesse Jordan of Pitt Co. On 15 September 1762 William Swanner sold four acres to John Cherry, both of Tyrrell Co, for £50 Virginia currency. This land was bounded by Swanner's line, a swamp, and Troops Branch. Witnesses were Joseph Biggs and Titus Cherry. £50 for only four acres was quite expensive, so this land must have included buildings, or perhaps a house. Tyrrell Co deed book 3, page 21, records the sale of "640 acres lying in the county of Tyrell on the west side of Nuk Creek which was formerly called Bertie Co" from John Spear to John Cherry, for £40 Virginia currency; this transaction was recorded on 27 November 1753. And Book 4, page 379 recorded the sale of "120 acres lying in the county of Tyrell on the north side of Buck Swamp branch" from Southey Hayslip to John Cherry on 1 May 1763 for £14/8. Book 4, page 490, recorded 200 acres being sold to John from Thomas Beach on 28 October 1765. Much of this land was later sold to Thomas Eastwood, husband of Ruth Cherry [C1a5c], and to Joseph Biggs (husband of Margaret Eastwood, Ruth Cherry's daughter), leaving John with abou 641 acres (one square mile). Therefore, John spent his last years in Tyrrell Co NC.

        John Cherry left a will in Tyrrell Co, dated 11 March 1766 (Book 1, page 40), where it was probated in October that year. John could not write, and made his mark. He left his "plantation where I now live" to his son Daniel; son John received the plantation on Buck Branch. Witnesses were John Bennett, William Ward, and Ruth Eastward. The will named his wife Mary to be the executor, and named five children-

1.     Jesse Cherry, b 4 Jul 1740

2.     Daniel Cherry, b c1741

3.     John Cherry Jr, b c1743

4.     Elizabeth Cherry, b c1745

5.     Martha Cherry, b c1747

Note that in 1766, the west end of Tyrell Co, the northeast corner of Pitt Co, the northwest corner of Beaufort Co, and the southern tip of Halifax Co all met at a common point. Martin Co was formed in 1774 just north of Pitt and Beaufort Counties, taking the southern end of Halifax Co and the western end of Tyrrell Co. (57,69,77,90,DK,WD,28p,4p,3t,1zs)


        John Cherry Jr [C1a8c3], son of John Cherry and Mary Jordan of Tyrrell Co NC, was born around 1743, probably in Tyrrell Co. He served 84 months in Revolutionary Army, from 1776 to 1783. His term of service in the Revolution places his birth date at least by 1760. For this service he was paid £105/18/10. John married Sarah _____ and lived in Beaufort Co NC. He was listed on the Beaufort Co tax roster of 1764. On 6 November 1766 in Beaufort Co John was allowed claim of £80 for a slave named Luke who was executed. John was again found in Beaufort Co in 1779 on a tax roster. On 20 July 1781 John purchased from Hugh Parker of Wilmington, NC, the boat "Snake" for 20 guineas. John was John Cherry Sen in the 1790 Beaufort Co census because his younger cousin John Cherry Jun [C1a8f2] lived next to him-

a.     Bethena Cherry, b abt 1765, married James Ball soon before 1790. Evidence is strong that Bethena was a Cherry, but evidence of who her parents were is weak. Because of the birth dates of her children, Bethena must have been born by the late 1770s, perhaps 1778, or more likely before. Of the Cherry men of Beaufort Co in 1790 who were of age to be her father, there were Samuel Cherry, John Sen, or Charles Cherry, she is surmised to be a daughter of John Sen from the 1790 census. Charles Cherry left a will in Beaufort Co dated 12 September 1805 which named his children; Bethena was not one of them. In 1810 Bethena and her husband James Ball lived three doors from John Cherry Jun [C1a8f2], Bethena's first cousin (son of Charles Cherry) and four doors from John Cherry Sen (probably Bethena's father). In 1790 in Beaufort Co James Ball and Bethena lived in a sequence of the following families, on census page 449A: Lemuel Cherry, John Cherry Sen (Bethena's father), John Cherry Jun [C1a8f2], John Beachem, Ann O'Merry, James Ball, Mary Ball, two Hodge families, and Jacob Brown. On the three prior census pages 448A, 448B, and 448C, there were no Cherry families; the next Cherry after page 449A was Charles Cherry on page 449B. Nathan Cherry was on page 451C, a long distance away, and the two Ball families on page 449A were the only Ball families in the county in 1790. So Bethena's Cherry ancestors were likely to be John Cherry Sen. John Cherry Jun was recently married, and had no children; he was born in 1768, too young to be Bethena's father. John Cherry Sen, on the other hand, was a generation older. Mary Ball was probably James Ball's mother. In her home in 1790 were three females, including Mary.

The 1800 census was re-written and put in a roughly alphabetical order, so we cannot see who each neighboring family was. But in James Ball's home then were: James Ball, born 1756-1774; his wife, born 1755 or before; and two males and two females of ages to be children. In 1810 James and Bethena lived in Beaufort Co (census page 106). Next door was John Swanner, Fanny Brown, and Nathan Brown.

In the 1810 census James Ball was on (page 106); their nearby neighbors (on page 107) were William Cherry, Jeremiah Cherry, John Cherry, and Mercer Cherry. There was a John Ball on page 107 also; he was five doors from the four Cherry families. Nathan Brown (born 1766-1784) was also on page 106, three doors from James; John Swanner was next door. James Hodges was on page 104 (born 1765 or before, or was younger if James was the elderly male and James Jr was one of the sons). James and his wife in the 1810 census were born 1765 or before; in their home were two sons born 1775-1794 and 1795-1800. There were no daughters in 1810.

The 1820 census showed that James and his wife were born 1776-1794. In their home there were a son and daughter under age 10. Ball familyn records show that James died in 1808, so the James Ball found in 1810 and 1820 might have been a son, James Ball Jr. There was no James Ball in Beaufort Co in 1830, but there were his children, now adults. Bethena died prior to February 1834. In her will she gave one tract of land to Cherry Ball, Nathan Brown, and James Hodges, and in 1834 Hodges sued Ball and Brown to have this land fairly divided so that each can have title to his own separate portion. They petitioned the court to have Charles Holliday, William Gordon, Edwin Gorham, Thomas Latham, and Jeremiah Cherry be the ones to divide their land. Matthew Shaw was the spokesman who represented Ball and Brown. The land to be divided was surveyed and partitioned in May 1834. Bethena and James had children-

        1.     Wilson Ball, b 1801 – 1861. He married Margaret _____ and lived at Tranters Creek, Beaufort Co. She was born in 1804 in NC. They had four children by 1860-

                a.     LucindaBall, b 1830 and married a Mr Woolard by 1860. (4q)

                b.     Wilson Ball, b 1836 (4q)

                c.     Niles Ball, b 1838 (4q)

                d.     Ashland Ball, b 1839 (4q)

Living nearby in 1860 was Henry Hodge (1816 NC) and his wife Marsella (1821 NC), plus Harman Cherry (1840 NC) and Margaret Cherry (1834 NC) who where living with Durham Perry (1830 NC) and his wife Elizabeth (1831 NC). (W,4q)

        2.     Calvin Cherry Ball, b 1797 (age 55 in 1850, 67 in 1870,84 in 1880), died in 1882. He married Sarah M Ford in Beaufort Co on 15 February 1832. She was born in 1805, and died 9 September 1883. Cherry weas a watchman in 1850 at Washington. They had six children-

                1.     Julia Ann Ball, b 1835 (4n) Julia A Ball married P M Davis in Beaufort Co on 8 March 1855. (4m)

                2.     Lavinia S Ball, b 12 Nov 1837 in Beaufort Co (age 12 in 1850). She died 13 August 1917 at Archer, Alachua Co FL. She married John S Ingold in Beaufort Co on 27 July 1859. (W,4nm)

                3.     John Beaufort Ball, b 1841 (W,4n)

                4.     John Oliver Ball, b 1842 – 1956 (W)

                5.     Samuel Ball, b 1843 (age 7 in 1850, 24 in 1870) (4nr) Samuel Ball married Nancy Shields in Beaufort Co on 22 September 1870. (4m)

                6.     Richard W Ball, b 1850 at Washington, Beaufort Co (age 2/12 in 1850, 18 in 1870, 24 in 1880). A George Wesley Ball, born 17 August 1893 in Beaufort Co, died 30 June 1979 at Washington Co. His parents were shown as Richard W Ball and Sarah Cherry. And Richard W Ball,born 28 Aug 1854 in Beaufort Co, died there on 4 May 1932. His parents were shown as Cherry Ball and Sallie Ball, and was married to Sarah M Ball. And Sarah Margaret Ball, born 1855 in Beaufort Co, died 19 July 1941. Her parents on the death record were shown to be Jack Cherry and Parthenia Cherry. (4d) (4nrs)

                7.     Rachel Ball, b 1860. She must have been a granddaughter. (4r) (4nr)

                8.     William A Ingall, b 1862. He must have been a grandson. He had the Ball family name in 1870. In 1880 he was listed as a son.

                9.     Virginia Thomas, b 1869, was called a daughter in 1880.This was the first census with Cherry and Sarah where she was shown. (4s) (4rs)

        3.     Niles Ball, b 1800 – 1880 (W)

        4.     Major Ball, b 1814 –

        5.     Miles Ball, b 1820 – 1828

One of the witnesses to Nathan Brown's 1839 will was Matthew Shaw, the husband of Jeremiah Cherry's daughter Hannah Cherry. This Jeremiah Cherry [C1a8f3] (born 1769) was a son of Charles Cherry and Winifred Mercer, and was probably the Jeremiah Cherry chosen to help divide the land which Bethena Cherry gave in her will. Note that Bethena was not a daughter of Charles Cherry, Jeremiah Cherry's father, because Charles left a will which named his children; Bethena was not one of them.

The 1810 Beaufort Co census had 42 pages (pages 90 to 131). There were almost 900 White families in the whole county. The Cherry families were on pages 104 (Henry & Lemuel) and page 107 (Jeremiah, John, Mercer & William). James Ball and Bethena were on page 106; the only other Ball family was John Ball on page 107 next to the four Cherry families just mentioned. (4hyp)

b.     son Cherry, b 1774 or before. (4a)

c.     son Cherry, b 1774 or before. (4a)

d.     dau Cherry (4a) (57,69,77,114, DK,WD,4t)

A Guinea was a non-existent British monetary unit, equal to 21 shillings (one pound was 20 shillings). Its usage would be equivalent to the U. S. pricing system of charging a few pennies less than a whole dollar, such as $9. 98. In other words, a Guinea is "about a Pound" as $9.98 is about $9, as the unwary buyer ignores a few pennies.

John Cherry's son Jesse, as "heir to John Cherry," assigned 640 acres on the south side of Red River in Davidson Co TN to Andrew Breakey on 3 May 1787. This was Grant 291. Was this the above John, or another John Cherry?


        John Cherry [C1a8k1], son of Samuel M Cherry and Mary Moore, was born in the early 1760s in Pitt Co NC (although the 1800 census of Pitt Co shows him to be age 45 or older.) He was not named in his father's will, although the rest of his brothers and sisters were. John married Nancy Manning around 1785, and they lived in Pitt Co for the rest of their lives. She was about the same age as John. He was a farmer, and represented Pitt Co in the House of Commons. In 1790 he was the only John Cherry in the county, was married, and a young boy and two other females were in his household, and no slaves. In 1800 he was still the only John Cherry, and the young boy was no longer with him, but he still had his two daughters, and owned four slaves. In 1810 there was a second John Cherry as the head of his home in Pitt Co (John Cherry, son of Lemuel Cherry and Nancy Ann Moring, a close cousin to the elder John, the politician). In 1810 John the politician was living next door to William Cherry (brother of the other John), had three sons in their late teens/early twenties, two daughters under the age of 10, a wife younger than John, and owned two slaves. The other John Cherry had almost the same family profile in 1810, except that two of the three sons were in the next younger age bracket. The second John Cherry was near the end of the listing for the county. It appears that the census taker had listed the younger cousin twice (or had listed a third John Cherry), and omitted John the politician in 1810. In 1810 and in 1820 the John who lived closer to Roderick Cherry was the younger cousin John. The 1820 census, though, does list politician John's wife Nancy. She was over age 45 or older, and had one young boy aged between 10 and 15 in her home (he could have been a grandson). The 1820 census of Pitt Co showed only one John Cherry in the county, age 26 to 44; this must have been the younger cousin.

        A deed from Allen Moore (Book B, page 355) in February 1822 to "Nancy M Cherry widow of John Cherry" places John's death by February 1822. Since he was not found in the county in 1820, his death was probably before then, but after 9 August 1814 when he received land from his father (Book T, page 338). John died in Pitt Co. His wife Nancy was not found after 1820, so may have died in the decade after then, or lived with an adult child. John and Nancy had at least three children-

a.     Margaret Cherry, b abt 1782

b.     Sarah Cherry, b abt 1784

c.     John Cherry, b 1780s

d.     probably other children. (57,77,C,WD,7aehiz)


        John Cherry [C1a8f2], son of Charles Cherry and Winifred Mercer, was born about 1768 in Beaufort Co NC. He married Mary _____ about 1789 or 1790 since the 1790 census showed no children, just John and one female. He was called John Cherry Jun then, living next door to John Cherry Sen. John received from his father's 1805 will the land where John was then living, land next to Samuel Boutwell and _____ Williams. John lived next to his brothers William, Jeremiah, and Mercer in Beaufort Co in 1810. He left his will in Beaufort Co dated 26 July 1836 (Book C, page 98); it was probated in March 1839, so he probably died early that year in Beaufort Co. Mary was not found as the head of her own home in 1840 in Beaufort Co, and in 1820 there was no female in John's household who would have been old enough to be the mother of his children. Therefore Mary probably died between 1815 and 1820. In 1820 in his household were two young men (Jared and Lemuel?), a young woman (Winifred?), and a young girl under the age of 10 (a granddaughter?). John named six children in his will-

a.     Anna Cherry, b 1791

b.     Mary Cherry, b 1794

c.     Winifred Cherry, b 1795

d.     John Cherry, b 1799

e.     Jared Y Cherry, b 1795-1804

f.     Lemuel Cherry, b bef 1805 (87,WD,4apein)


BEAUFORT Co NC  Beaufort Co, on Martin Co's south side, has had Cherry families living there from before the start of the USA. In 1790 in there were five Cherry families. In 1800 in Beaufort Co there were three Cherry families. In 1810 there were six Cherry families. In 1820 there were nine Cherry families; the 1800 and 1820 census was shown somewhat alphabetically, so we cannot see who each family's neighbor was. In 1830 there were just two Cherry families (census taker missed many?). In 1840 there were fourteen White Cherry families and one free Black, some in Trantors Creek Twp and some in Washington Twp. These families are shown here in the order found in the census, and with their birth years:

1755-

John Cherry, no ages given; this was a tax list.

1764-

John Cherry, no ages given; this was a tax list.

1790-

Samuel Cherry, 1 M 1774 or before, 2 M 1775-1790, 1 F; page 449A. His name here is written as shown in the census, but his correct name must have been Lemuel Cherry.

John Cherry Sen, 3 M 1774 or before, 2 F; page 449A.

John Cherry Junr, 1 M 1774 or before, 1 F; page 449A.

Charles Cherry, 3 M 1774 or before, 3 M 1775-1790, 3 F; page 449B.

Nathan Cherry, 2 M 1774 or before, 3 F; page 451C.

1800-

Charles Cherry Sr, 1 M 1755 or before, M 1756-1776, 2 F 1775-1784, 2 M 1775-1784, 2 F 1785-1790; this page was damage and 1 F, if any does not show age.

Henry Cherry, no 1 F, no M under age 16 and no F older than 9; page was damaged and some info is missing. Henry was 4 families after Charles.

Lemuel Cherry, age unknown, 1 F 1756-1776, 2 M 1785-1790, 1 M 1791-1800; page was damaged and some info is missing. Lemuel followed Henry. All three families on page 4.

1810-

Henry Cherry, 1 M 1765 or older, 1 M 1766-1784, 1 F 1766-1784, 1 F 1795-1800, 3 F 1801-1810, 2 M 1801-1810; page 104, elder M may be father of 2nd adult M.

Laml Cherry, 1 M 1765 or older, 1 F same, 1 M 1785-1794, 1 M 1795-1800, 1 M 1801-1810, 2 F 1795-1800; page 104, next door to Henry Cherry.

Wm Cherry, 1 M 1785-1794, 1 F same, 2 F 1795-1800; page 107.

Jeremiah Cherry, 1 M 1766-1784, 1 F 1785-1794, 1 F 1801-1810; page 107.

John Cherry, 1 M 1765 or older, 1 F 1785-1794, 1 M 1785-1794, 1 F 1795-1800, 2 M 1795-1800, 1 F 1801-1810, 1 M 1801-1810; page 107.

Mercer Cherry, 1 M 1766-1784, living alone; page 107, Wm thru Mercer were consecutive.

1820-

Benjamin Cherry, 1 M 1776-1794, 1 F same, 1 M 1811-1820.

Henry Cherry, 1 M 1775 or before, 1 F 1776-1794, 1 M 1795-1804, 1 M 1802-1804, 1 M 1805-1810, 2 F 1805-1810, 2 M 1811-1820, 5 F 1811-1820; two families in household to have seven children under age 10?

Humphrey Cherry, 1 M 1776-1794, 1 F 1795-1804, 1 F 1810s, 2 M 1811-1820.

Jeremiah Cherry, 1 M 1775 or before 1 F 1776-1794, 1 F 1804-1810, 2 M 1811-1820.

John Cherry Senior, 1 M 1775 or before, 1 F 1795-1804, 2 M 1795-1804, 1 F 1811-1820.

John Cherry Junior, 1 M 1795-1804, 1 M (brother?) same age, no F.

Lamuel Cherry, 1 M 1775 or before, 1 F same, 1 F 1795-1804, 1 M 1805-1810, 1 F 1811-1820, 2 M 1811-1820.

Mercer Cherry, 1 M 1776-1794, living alone.

William Cherry, 1 M 1776-1794, 1 F same, 2 F 1811-1820.

1830-

Henry Cherry, 1 M 1771-1780, 1 F 1801-1810, 1 M 1801-1810, 2 F 1811-1815, 2 F 1816-1820, 2 M 1816-1820; 1 F 1821-1825; Tranters Creek, page 12.

Humphey Cherry, 1 M 1781-1790, 1 F 1791-1800, 2 M 1816-1820, 1 M 1821-1825, 2 M 1826-1830, 1 F 1816-1820; Tranters Creek, page 12, 5 doors after Henry.

1840-

Henry Cherry Jr, 1 M 1821-1830, 1 F 1821-1830, 1 M 1836-1840; Tranters Creek, page 272.

Henry Cherry, 1 M 1771-1780, 1 F 1811-1820, 1 F 1821-1825, 1 M 1821-1825, 1 M 1826-1830, 1 F 1831-1835; Tranters Creek, page 274.

Willis Cherry, 1 M 1811-1820, 1 F same, 1 M & 1 F 1836-1840; Tranters Creek, page 274, was next door to Henry Cherry.

Humphey Cherry, 1 M 1781-1790, 1 F 1791-1800, 1 M 1821-1830, 1 F 1821-1830, 2 M 1821-1825, 2 M 1831-1835, 1 F 1831-1835, 1 F 1836-1840; Tranters Creek, page 275.

John Cherry, 1 M 1800s, 1 F 1821-1825, 2 M 1826-1830, 1 F 1780s; Tranters Creek, page 275, 4 doors after Humphrey.

Jas Cherry, 1 M 1801-1810, lived along; Tranters Creek, page 275.

Jarach..ll(?) Cherry, 1 M 1801-1810, 1 F 1811-1820, 2 F 1831-1835, 1 M 1836-1840, 1 F 1836-1840; Washington, page 263, 2 doors before Lamb Cherry.

Lamb Cherry, 1 M 1801-1810, 1 F 1811-1820, 1 F & 1 M 1831-1835, 1 F & 1 M 1836-1840; Washington, page 263.

John Cherry, 1 M 1781-1790, 1 F 1801-1810, 2 M 1831-1835; Washington, page 263.

Patty Cherry, a free Black person; Washington, page 263.

J R Cherry, 1 M 1811-1820, living alone; Washington, page 263.

Jerremiah Cherry, 1 M 1771-1780, 1 F 1781-1790, 1 M 1811-1820, 1 M 1826-1830; Washington, page 263.

Benj Cherry, 1 M 1771-1780, 1 M (a brother?) 1781-1790, 1 F 1781-1790, 1 M 1811-1820, 1 M 1826-1830, 1 M 1831-1835; Washington, page 263. Above Lamb to Benj are all consecutive.

Winey (Winnifred?) Cherry, 1 F 1781-1790, 1 F 1821-1825, 1 F 1831-1835; Washington, page 264.

Soloman Cherry, 1 M 1811-1820, 1 F same, no children; Washington, page 271.


        John Cherry [C1a5c3b], son of James Cherry and Sarah _____, was born about 1770 in Tyrrell Co NC. He was living with his parents in 1790 in Martin Co, and was not yet married. He was not found in Martin Co in 1800 nor in 1810. (1aehp)


        John Cherry [C1a8j3], son of Lemuel Cherry and Nancy Ann Moring, was born in the 1780s in Pitt Co NC (born 1766-1784 per 1810 census, born 1776 and 1794 per 1820 census). He took his cousin John Cherry's seat in the House of Commons after cousin John died (1810 to 1822). John was one of two John Cherrys in Pitt Co in 1810 (the other was his older cousin, the politician son of Samuel Cherry). There was only one John Cherry in Pitt Co in 1820. He was born between 1776 and 1794, was living between two Bell families, and had a wife of about the same age, and two boys born between 1805 and 1810. He owned land in the Greenville area because in 1828 land was bought from John Cherry about five miles southeast of Greenville, and a poor house or County Home was astablished there. His children in 1810 were-

a.     dau Cherry, b 1805-1810, were not found in their parents' home in 1820. (7hi)

b.     dau Cherry, b 1805-1810, were not found in their parents' home in 1820. (7hi)

c.     son Cherry, b 1805-1810 (7hi)

d.     son Cherry, b 1805-1810 (7hi)

Pitt Co was created on 1 Jan 1761 out of the upper part of Beaufort Co, and already at that time there were Cherry families who lived in Beaufort Co on land that became part of Pitt Co. Part of the boundary of the new Pitt Co was "all that part of Beaufort County to the westward of Cherry Run..." (57,104,7aehi)


        John Cherry [C1a7d4b], son of Lemuel Cherry and Sarah McPherson, was born about 1785 in Norfolk Co VA. The 1850 Jackson Co TN census did not show his or his wife’s birth places. John, with his brothers Wilson and Cary, were in the Battle of New Orleans on 7 & 8 January 1815. They served in Captain Henry West's Company, 3rd Regiment, Tennessee Militia (Infantry). John was found in Jackson Co in 1820, and there are tax records of him in 1803 in Jackson Co. There were only two John Cherry families in TN in 1820: John M Cherry in Wilson Co, two counties west of Jackson Co (there were no Cherry families in Wilson Co in 1830), and John Cherry (born 1786-1794) in Jackson Co. Also in Jackson Co were William Cherry (born 1795-1804), Lemuel Cherry (born 1785 or before), and Cary Cherry (born 1786-1794) families. Brother Wilson was often shown as William on other records, but in the 1820 Jackson Co census he had two sons under age 10, and a third son age 10-15. The only Cherry families in Jackson Co in 1830 were John, and brothers Cary and Wilson Cherry. John’s wife in the 1820 census was born 1776-1794. In the 1830 census she was born in the 1780s.

        John married Nancy Odle, probably in the early 1830s, and died in the 1850s in Jackson Co. Nancy was born in 1805 in VA, daughter of Daniel Odle. The older female in the 1830 census with John was John’s age, born in the 1780s, so she wasn’t Nancy. Since there was a twenty year age difference between them, and since he had children born in 1804, then Nancy was a second or third wife, whom he married in the early 1830s. After John died, Nancy married widower Isaac Wilson in the 1850s and lived with him in Barren Co KY (son Lemuel and some children of son Pleasant also lived in Barren Co). Nancy was still alive in 1880, living with granddaughter Margaret Cherry (daughter of son Lemuel Cherry), in Barren Co. Nancy probably died in Barren Co in the 1880s. Note: Barren Co KY was then just two counties north of Jackson Co TN. John apparently had many children, or else some of the children in the pre-1850 census records were step-children or were grandchildren. The children of his brothers Wilson and Cary are accounted for, so any Cherry person born between 1804 and about 1830 and who was in the Jackson Co TN area and who cannot be placed as a child of Wilson or Cary, then must be John’s child-

1.     John Cherry, b 1804 (26i)

2.     Pleasant Cherry, b 1806 (26ijn)

3.     son Cherry, b 1805-1810 (26i)

4.     Cary Cherry, b 1812 (26ij)

5.     dau Cherry, born 1816-1820, was not found after the 1830 census. (26ij)

6.     Lemuel Cherry b 1816 (was son born 1811-1815 in 1830 census). (26ij)

7.     son Cherry, b 1820; he was not in 1820 census, so was likely born in 1820 after census taker came and left. His age in 1830 was 1816-1820. (26j)

8.     Susannah Cherry, b 1822 (26j)

9.     son Cherry, born 1821-1825 (26j)

10.     son Cherry, born abt 1825 (26jn)

11.     dau Cherry, born 1826-1830,  died by 1840. (26j)

12.     Caleb Cherry, b 1827 (26j)

13.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1844

Living with John and Nancy in 1850 was Susanna Burnt, age 28, and Susanna's son Richard, age 3 months. Perhaps Susannah was a daughter. In 1860 in John's household in Jackson Co were Charlotta Cherry, age 49, Alexander Cherry, age 9, and Janice Baker, age 16. (77,PA, 26ijknqr)


        John Cherry [C1a9k1c], son of John Cherry and Nancy Manning, was born late in the 1780s in Pitt Co NC. He was probably dead by 1800 since he was not living with his parents in 1800. (57,77, 7ae)


        John Cherry [C1a5e2g], son of Joshua Cherry and Martha R Keene, was born 1 December 1796 in Bertie Co NC. He grew up in Davidson and Rutherford Counties TN. (C)


        John Cherry [C1a8f2d], son of John Cherry and Mary ____ (Perkins?), was born about 1799 in NC and lived in Beaufort Co. He was called John Sr after his father's death, but John Jr before. He was age 51 in 1850 with wife Prucy, age 45, and had two or three children then. There was a second John Cherry in the area, born in 1801, who had a wife Theresa in 1850, born in 1810, then had a wife Parthenia in 1860, born in 1825 (see his biography following this one). The 1840 Beaufort Co census showed two John Cherry families; one was at Washington Twp, and the other at Tranters Creek. The Washington Twp John had immediate neighbors Benjamin, Jeremiah, J R, Patty and Lamb Cherry; Patty was a free Black woman, all others were White. This John Cherry was born in the 1780s, the only female in his home was born 1801-1810, and there were two males in his home, born 1831-1835. The J R Cherry living next door was born 1811-1820. The only male Cherry in this group of families who was born about 1800 was Lamb Cherry, born 1801-1810.

        The John Cherry at Tranters Creek in 1840 had neighbors with the names of Wollard, Ball, Swanner, Beachum, Singleton Crandall, Leggitt, Hodges, Jackson, plus James Cherry, Henry Cherry [C1a5b1b1], and Willis Cherry [C1a5b1b1c], all familiar names connected to Cherry families of later years. One of the Ball neighbors was Cherry Ball. Neighbors James Cherry at Tranters Creek was born 1801-1810 and lived alone; Henry Cherry, born 1771-1780, probably had no wife, and people (children & grandchildren?) in his home then were born between 1811 and 1836. Willis Cherry, next door neighbor to Henry, was born 1811-1820 as was his wife; their two children were both born 1836-1840. The John Cherry at Tranters creek was born 1801-1810; his wife was born 1821-1825, and they had two sons in their home born 1826-1830. All these just named Tranters Creek families in 1840 were on two consecutive census pages, (274-276). (Each census "page" has two sheets of info to make up one actual page; there were nine census pages 272 thru 280 in 1840 for Beaufort Co). On census page 272 in1840 was Henry Cherry Jr and his wife, both born 1811-1820; their son was born 1836-1840.

        These two John Cherry men, being of such close ages, causes conflicts in indentifying them. The elder John left his will in Beaufort Co dated 21 July 1868, and died on 6 August 1869 in Beaufort Co; his will was in probate on 29 January 1870. The executor was Jeremiah R Cherry. Prucey was still living in Washington Township in Beaufort Co in 1870 (called "Prusia" then). The will in question stated "I give and bequeath to my son Geo W Cherry 75 acres of land adjoining the lands of W H Willard & others; the condition of the above is that if Geo W Cherry should died without lawful heirs that the above named land shall descend to the heirs of Hester A Ball." Nowhere in the will or following records was any wife of this John Cherry named. Later land records concerning George and his son William show that they were sued by Jordan D Chancey because George was reducing the value of the land by cutting its trees. Apparently Jordan Chancey had loaned George some money, and the 75 acres was used as collateral for the loan, and by cutting trees on the land, it reduced the land value. These court records concerning the tree cutting show that George W Cherry's son William was under age 21 on 11 December 1886, and a further description of the land shows that other neighbors of this land in 1886 were John C Slaughter and William Stancil. The 1870 census shows just two George Cherry males in Beaufort Co. One was age 36 then (born 1834),and was living alone; the other was 18 years old (born 1852), son of John Cherry and wife Parthenia _____, and the three of them lived at Washington Twp, Beaufort Co. Therefore, George, son of the John Cherry who died in 1869, must be the elder George. The 1850 census shows this George and his sister Hester as children of John Cherry who was born in 1799 and lived at Tranter's Creek (family # 970). That John's wife was Prucey _____. In the meanwhile, the younger John Cherry, the one born in 1801, was also at Tranters Creek (family #945) living with his wife Theresa _____ (1810 NC) and with a combined family of Beachem, Crandalell, Ball, Cordon, and Rainer names. This younger John had no children with a Cherry name in 1850, and by 1860 had married Parthenia. This was not the John Cherry who wrote the 1868 will since he and Parthenia were still living in Beaufort Co in 1870 and 1880.

        Neither of these two John Cherry men (born about 1800) were found in 1840; perhaps they were living with their wives' families, or lived with married sisters. In 1830 in Beaufort Co "John Cherry for Jno" was age 30-39 (born 1790s), lived with his wife and had no children. She was age 20-29, born between 1801 and 1810. This wife was Prucey's age, John's wife from the 1850 census. This must be the elder John. Eleven doors away was John Cherry, born in the 1760s and one woman in his home were born in the 1790s and the other in the 1800s. The young man in this elderly John's home was born in the 1800s. This John was probably the father of the John who was born in 1799 and who married Prucey. Other family names in this neighborhood were Crandall, Jackson, and Cole. This was the Washington Twp District (census page 10). There was no sign of the younger John Cherry living in his own home, the one born in 1801. But at Tranters Creek was Humphry Cherry and Henry Cherry; living near them (census page 12) were Woolard families, Wilson Ball, Singleton and Leggett families, Thomas L Jackson, and three Perry families. Henry was born in the 1760s; he appears to be without a wife, but in his home were six females of age to be children or grandchildren, born between 1801 to 1825, and a son born 1801-1810, and two boys born in the late 1810s. It could be that an older adult child was married and some of the very young children were Henry's grandchildren. Humphry, five doors away, was born in the 1780s. His wife was born in the 1790s, and a daughter was born 1816-1820. Two boys in Humphry's home were born 1816-1820, one 1821-1825, and two 1826-1830. Only four Cherry families were found in 1830 in Beaufort Co. But using the 1840 and 1850 census info, it appears that the elder John Cherry was a son of the John Cherry born in the 1760s, and the younger John Cherry was a son of Henry Cherry [C1a5b1b1].

        In Beaufort Co in 1820 there was a John Cherry Sen and a John Cherry Jur. Senior was born in before 1775, and Junior was born 1785-1804; he wasn't married, but a brother lived with him. A second John Cherry born in the 1785-1804 years was not found, but in Henry Cherry's home there was a son of that age.

        Henry Cherry in Beaufort Co in1810 (census page 104) had two sons under age 10; Henry was born 1766-1784 and his wife was the same age. They also had three daughters under age 10. Lamb Cherry, born 1765 or before, lived next door, as did Jesse Swanner Jr. Jesse Swanner Jr and his wife were born 1785-1894; they had two sons under age 10. John Cherry (census page 107) was born 1765 or before had two sons born in the 1790s, and five other children, but no wife. Close neighbors were William Cherry (1785-1794), Jeremiah Cherry (1766-1784), and Mercer Cherry (1766-1784), all living next to each other. John Ball (1765+) was close by.

        There were two John Cherry men of about the same birth year in Beaufort Co. The John who had married Parthenia was not the one who died in 1869. The elder John Cherry, born in 1799, and who married Prucey _____ who was born in NC in 1803, was the father of George and Hester Cherry. In 1850 they lived at Tranters Creek, but were not found in Beaufort Co in 1840. In 1870 widow "Prusia Cherry" lived at Washington, Beaufort Co mext door to her son George, and Niles Ball. This Niles Ball was age 30 then, born about 1840, and did not appear to be married. John and Prucey had children-

1.     George W Cherry, b 1834. He married Mary E Swanner on 31 October 1872 in Washington Twp, Beaufort Co. She was age 28 when married, born in 1844. (4nm)

2.     Hester A Cherry, b 1843. She married Niles Ball by 1868. Niles was still alive on 28 July 1894, but Hester had already died and left 75 acres to her three living children. This land was next to Joshua Corey's land which Corey bought from George Cherry, and was also next to William H Stancil's and Cherry's Mill Swamp. Hester's land was also described "formerly owned and possessed by one John Cherry who died in Beaufort Co aforesaid on or about the year 1870, leaving a last will and testament ...) At the land sale on 4 April 1898, Henry C Cherry bought the land for $125. Niles was age 61 then (born in August 1836). In 1870 Niles lived alone, next door to Hester's mother and brother George. In 1850 and 1860 Niles lived at Tranter's Creek with his parents Wilson Ball (1801 NC) amd Margaret _____ (1804 NC). Next door in 1850 was Jack Cherry (1803 NC) and Jack's wife / sister Tharry Cherry (1790 NC). Also next door was Benjamin Cherry (1809 NC) and son Joel Cherry (1834 NC). Niles married Melissa A _____ (1857 NC) about 1888 as his second wife. His children with Hester were-

        a.     Wiley Ball, sold his inherited land to his father before June 1894. (4y)

        b.     Louis Henry Ball (4y)

        c.     Richard Ball, died as an infant. (4y)

        c.     Parthenia Sena Ball, b Sep 1876. She was still at home with her fathert and step-mother Melissa in 1900. (4yu) (4np)

3.     Olivia Cherry, b 1834 lived with John and Prucey in 1850, but was shown last in the census as if she was from another family. (4n)

Next door in 1850 was the Amos Swanner (1791 NC) family. Note that Anna Cherry [C1a8f2a], John's elder sister of Beaufort Co, married James Swanner who was born in 1790. Also two doors away in 1850 was Jane Cherry, born in 1811 in NC and her six Cherry children, ages 16 to 3. Two doors away was (widow?) Winifred Cherry, born 1795 in NC, with two younger Cherry females. Next to Winifred was (widow?) Mary Cherry, born in NC in 1784 with three adult Cherry children. All these Cherry families were four of six families, all grouped together. They obviously must be closely related. (4inpy)


        John Cherry [C1a6e6d], son of Abner Cherry, was probably born about 1800 in Martin Co NC. He may have been the John V Cherry of Randolph Co GA (the portion which became Stewart Co GA in late 1830) who was appointed to be in charge of a team to lay out a road from Lumpkin to Columbus on 26 September 1830. Others in charge William Dixon and James W Dunaway. (77,118,1aep)


        John Cherry [C1a5b1b1b], son of Henry Cherry Jr and an unknown mother, was born in 1801 in Beaufort Co NC, and lived there into the 1880s. His wife was Theresa _____ (Beachum?) in 1850, born in 1810. She and John lived st Trasnters Creek in 1840, then in 1850 lived with Olden Beachem (1805 NC), in a home that was a combination of Beachem, Ball, and Crandell family names. Next door was another of these combined families, with Beachem, Cherry, and Blackmer family names. The death certificate of son Webb Cherry named Webb's parents as "Jack Cherry and "Miss Ball," both born in Beaufort Co. John's wife in 1860 was Parthenia E Ball (Webb's mother), born in 1825. Parthenia died early in 1884, before March 11. In John's home in 1860 were nine children, with their ages: Edward Cherry, 16; Joshua Cherry, 14; James Cherry, 13; John Cherry, 11; George Cherry, 9; William Cherry, 7; David Cherry, 6; Sarah Cherry, 6; and Rhodes Cherry, 4/12. Sarah Cherry, age 6, was shown last. Why these same older children, if they were John's children, were not living with John in 1850 is not known. In 1850, Joshua Cherry, age 5 and John Q Cherry, age 11, lived next door with Sarah Cherry (1805 NC), who was living with Catherine Beachum (1820 NC) and Harriett Beachum (1815 NC) in the Tranters Creek area. Also in their home were Edward Blackmer, age 8, and James Blackmer, age 2. These four boys all had the Cherry name in the 1860 census, with three of them with closely matching ages from both censuses. The 1850 and 1860 census indicate that Mrs Sarah Cherry (1805 NC) might have first married a Mr Beachum and had children, then when he died she married a Mr Cherry about 1840 and had two more sons.

        John apparently had seven children by 1860, but in 1850 some of them lived next door with Mrs Sarah Cherry (1805 NC). These seven were born between 1844 and 1854; John's son Perman was not living with them in 1860. Theresa was the mother of this son, and probably some of his older Cherry children. All living children from George W and those born after were listed as John's children in the 1880 census, and livedd with John and Parthenia.

        John owned land which he put in trust for his and Parthenia's children; James R Grish was the trustee for this land and it's subsequent sale, if any. He was supposed to pass the sale money to Parthenia and her children. John sold some of this land in December 1880 and held the note, which the buyers paid on. But Mr Grish died after the land sale, and therefore, in a probate petition dated 19 July 1881 in Beaufort Co, brought by Parthenia and her children, a new trustee had to be chosen. That new person was Robert T Hodges. This petition named John's wife Parthenia E Cherry and all their (then) eight living children; It also stated that John had died earlier that year. "W G Cherry" (son William G) was the guardian of his siblings still under age. Furthermore, William G Cherry had petitioned the court to name him as the guardian of his four youngest siblings in February and March 1880, and force the sale of some of the trustee land not yet sold. Their father was still alive then; he didn't die until 16 April 1881, at home, about 3½ miles north of the town of Washington. Hence, John must have been senile at that time. An early 1884 petition for the fair title transfer and division of the remaining unsold part of this trustee land, then held by the recently deceased Parthenia, was meant to be pass her land to her children. This land's boundaries was described that was given to each child. And part of the description stated "... under which the same was held by their deceased father John Cherry, excepting, however, that part if any, which is involved in the law suit of Bernice Cherry as the heirs of John Cherry decd ..."

        Bernice Cherry's lawsuit was begun on 28 October 1879, more than three years after the grievence had happend, and was against her neighbor John Cherry, before he died. (Bernice may have been a daughter from a prior marriage, or a sister?) Bernice Cherry's lawsuit passed on to John's heirs after he died: Webb G Cherry (also called W G Cherry), Benjamin Hodges, Niles Ball, Taylor CSavannnah City Cemeteryherry, Adelaide Cherry, Mary Cherry, Milford Cherry, Sarah Cherry, and others. on 27 May 1880 further defendants were added: George W Cherry, William A G Cherry and Doris Cherry. This lawsuit was concerning land boundaries, and was next to Jeremiah Cherry's land. This lawsut was because of inaccurate land boundary lines, and some of the defendants had encroached upon Bernice's land, which was from "inheritance from their deceased father John Cherry." This lawsuit was settled in February 1886. Another person named in ths land division in the Spring of 1884 was "Taylor T Cherry."When John died, he left no will, and had children from two (or three?) wives. Those children shown below who were born before Webb G Cherry must have been children from John's prior marriage(s) since they were not named in the petitions dating from1880, but were named in court records of John's daughter Bernice-

1.     Bernice Cherry, b 1827

2.     dau Cherry, married Benjamin Hodges. (4y)

3.     dau Cherry, married Niles Ball. There was a Niles Ball at Tranters Creek in 1840. He was born in the 1790s, and his wife was born 1801-1810. They had six children by then: two daughters born 1826-1830, two sons born 1831-1835, and two daughters born 1836-1840. (4y)

4.     Taylor T Cherry (4y)

5.     Perman Cherry, b 1831 in Beaufort Co NC, was not found after 1850. (4n)

6.     George W Cherry, b 1852 (age 9 in 1860, 18 in 1870, 27 in 1880) (4qrs)

7      Webb Graham Cherry, b 1853. He was W G in 1860, age 7, W G in 1880, age 26. In court records he was named as an heir of John Cherry and was named as Webb G Cherry. Webb was the guardian of his four youngest siblings concerning a land trust left to them by their father. He was William G Cherry, born in May 1850, living at Washington, Beaufort Co in 1900, and his wife was Emma Louise Moore, born in March 1870. They married on 28 November 1886 in Beaufort Co, and in the marriage record, he was age 33 (born 1853). This was his second marriage, Emma's first. In 1910 they were still at Washington, and his age was then 58 (born about 1851); Emma was age 39 (born 1870). Webb was generally called W G Cherry in his earlier years, but was William from the 1890s. Emma was born 8 June 1869 in Martin Co, daughter of William W Moore and Harriett Mizell, and died 29 March 1962 at Washington, Beaufort Co. She was buried in Oakdale Cemetery at Washington. Webb died on 27 April 1916 and was buried in the "Family Cemetery near Old Ford." They had five children by 1900 and seven by late 1910, all in Beaufort Co-

        a.     Rosa Laura Cherry in May 1888 (4buv) Rosa L Cherry married David Griffin at Rocky Mount, Nash Co on 2 October 1927. She was age 40 when married, and claimed her parents were Mary H ____ and Benjamin Little. (104m)

        b.     Addie Georgia Cherry, b May 1889 (4uv) Addie Cherry from Washington Co, Beaufort Co married G O Radcliff in Beaufort Co on 16 October 1912. He was from Alberta and was age 26 then. Addie was age 24. (4m)

        c.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1893 (4u)

        d.     John "Jack" Cherry, b 28 Dec 1895 at Washington, Beaufort Co. He was a grocer in 1917 and 1920 at Washington. Jack died at Washington on 15 July 1974. His wife when he died was Anna Belle Woolard. They married on 25 May 1920 in Craven Co. She was from New Bern, Crave Co just before they married. (M,Z,415m,4uvwd)

        e.     William G Cherry, b Mar 1897. He married Ester Clark at Washington, Beaufort Co on 3 November 1919. Witnesses at this marriage were J C Wise, Jack Cherry, and Henry Allgood. They lived with William's widowed mother in 1920 at Washington. He was a grocer in 1920. Ester was born in NC in 1900. (4uvmw)

        f.     Athalia Taylor Cherry, b 18 Aug 1908 (4bvw)

        g.     Louise Cherry, b 1910 (4w)

In 1900, two doors away, were Webb's nieces and nephew Parthenia, Alida, and Bayard (Bernard) Cherry. (4qrsbpgyudc)

8.     David T Cherry, b 1854 (age 6 in 1860, 10 in 1870, 21 in 1880). He married Deborah Foreman at Washington, Beaufort Co on 28 November 1883. Deborah was age 21 then, born in 1862. (4qrspm)

9      Rhodes Cherry, b 1860 (age 4/12 in June 1860), died in the 1860s. (4q)

10    Sarah Margaret Cherry, b Jul 1855 (age 6 in 1860, 13 in1870, 26 in 1880). She was called Sarah Ball, wife of Richard W Ball, in court records of March 1884. Sarah died at Washington, Beaufort Co on 19 July 1941, age 86. She was a widow when she died. She was buried in Oakdale Cemetery at Washington. Richard was born 24 August 1854 in Beaufort Co, son of Cherry Ball and Sallie _____, and died on 4 May 1932 in Beaufort Co. He was also buried in Oakdale Cemetery. (4qrspydc)

11.   Millard F Cherry, b 1857, first found as a son in the 1870 census. He was mentally retarded and was deaf. Millard died by 23 May 1893. He had no money to pay his debts, but he did own one-quarter of two tracts of land, 190 acres and 35 acres, which he and his three younger siblings inherited from their father. Hence, Millard's estate administrator, A Mayo, sued the three younger siblings to force a sale of their land so that Millard's debts could be paid. Just the 35 acre tract was sold at public auction; the winning bid of $100 was made by Emma L Cherry on 4 December 1893. She was the wife of Millard's older brother Webb. Part of Millard's bills was $135.00 for 36 months of nursing care by Emma, at $3.75 per month, which ended on 23 April 1893. Another bill was $144.00 from W G Cherry for 36 months of board and clothing of Millard at $4.00 per month. This care ended 23 April 1893. (4rspy)

12.   Virginia Adalade "Addie" Cherry, b 7 Jul 1861. She was a minor child in July 1881 named in her father's probate records. Addie died 2 March 1921 in Beaufort Co and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery at Washington, Beaufort Co. She never married. In 1920 she lived with her sister-in-law Emma Moore, widow of Addie's brother Webb Cherry. (4rspwc)

13.   John Rhodes Cherry, b 1864 (age 4 in1870, 16 in 1880). He was a minor child in July 1881. (4rsp)

14.   Mary P Cherry, b 1867. She was a minor child in July 1881. (4rsp)

Living next door to John and Partnenia in 1870 was Mr Cherry Ball (1803 NC) and his wife Sarah _____ (1805 NC), and four children; the two youngest were likely grandchildren.

There were two John Cherry marriages in Beaufort Co NC in the 1850s: John Cherry married Polly Ann Macky on 5 May 1853. And John Cherry Jr married Barthena E Ball on 21 Dec 1858 in Beaufort Co; R C Cherry JP performed the ceremony. The 1860 census for Beaufort Co showed three John Cherry men: John who was born about 1801 and who was married to Parthenia _____; John who was born in 1842 and was an unmarried son of William Cherry (1808 NC); and John who was born in 1849 and who was a son of John and Parthenia. Hence, the John who married Polly Ann and the John who married Barthena was not in the county. A Search of a Mrs Polly Cherry and a Mrs Barthenia Cherry in the Beaufort Co area found neither woman. (4qmpy)

        The Cherry children next door living with Sarah Cherry (1805 NC) in 1850 were John V Cherry, born 1839, and Joshua Cherry, born 1846. In 1860 Joshua lived with John and Parthenia Cherry, and John V Cherry in 1870 lived with Sarah Cherry (1805 NC) in Beaufort Co, next door to Willis Cherry (1805 NC). She must have been his mother. The mother / aunt of these neighboring Cherry sons appears to be John Cherry's sister-in-law, born in 1805 in NC. A different Sarah Cherry, also born in 1805 in NC, lived with her husband Ball Cherry in 1870 and lived next door to John and Parthenia then. Mr Ball Cherry was born in NC in 1803. In their home in 1870 were possible children Samuel and Richard Cherry, born in 1846 and 1852, plus two probable grandchildren Richard and William Cherry, born 1860 and 1862. It would appear this Sarah Cherry was a sister-in-law of John,and in the 1850 census her husband was elsewhere, then was dead by 1860.

        Living ten doors away in 1860 were widower Jeremiah Richard Cherry [C1a8f3b] and five children: Cleopatra Cherry, born 1842; Mary F Cherry, born 1847; E M Cherry, born 1851; Richard Walter Cherry, born 1854; and R B Cherry, born 1856. Jeremiah's late wife was Bernice Brown.

Read the preceding biography of another John Cherry [C1a8f2d]. (87,4hijnqrsp)


        John Cherry [C1a7d4b1], son of John Cherry and Nancy Odle of Jackson Co TN, was born in 1804 in Jackson Co TN. He married Telitha Denton by 1831. She was born in 1806 in TN, daughter of Isaac Denton and Rebecca Etheridge. John died by 1841, probably in Jackson Co where Telitha was living in 1850. She was not found in 1860, nor was John found in Jackson Co in 1840. They had four children-

a.     dau Cherry, married _____ Miller by 1850 and had two children-

        1.     George Miller, b 1850s?

        2.     Paris Miller, b 1850s? (77)

b.     George Washington Cherry, b 9 Oct 1831

c.     Rebecca M Cherry, b 1834

d.     Artemcia Paralee Cherry, b 1841 (77,26n)


        John Cherry [C1a3f1a], son of Theophilus Cherry of Norfolk Co VA, was named in his father's April 1804 will. There were three John Cherrys in Lower Norfolk Co VA in 1785, and since John's father had eight children, but only four or five of them were at home in 1785, John was likely living in his own home then. (28pa)


        John Cherry [C1a3f1f1], son of Maxey Cherry and Lydia Deal, was born between 1793 and 1804 in Norfolk Co VA. (28pam)


        John Cherry [C1a8j4a], probably a son of George Cherry and Nancy _____ of Pitt Co NC, was born about 1805 in Pitt Co NC. He married Mary Ann Albritton about 1829. She was born about 1808 in NC, daughter of Luke Albritton who had served in the NC Legislature, and Agnes _____. John would have been a young teen in 1820. The 1820 census showed four Cherry families on census page 510 (Capt Moorning's District): Nancy Cherry, Ormand Cherry, Hillery Cherry, and Nathan Cherry. These four families lived in a close group. In these families, it was Nancy Cherry and Hillery Cherry who had a son of John's age; Nathan was an old man then without any sons in his home, and Ormand had no sons, but had a young wife and one young daughter. In Hillery's home, in addition to his son, he had three daughters and a wife. In Nancy's home, the teenage boy (John?) was the only person beside Nancy. Nancy was born in 1875 or before. She lived next door to Joel Albritton, who was age 45 or older. On the prior census page, page 509 and nine doors from Nancy Cherry, was Luke Albritton, John Cherry's future father-in-law. Luke Albritton had two daughters; one was Mary Ann Albritton's age. On census page 518 (Capt Andrews District), there was Rodrick Cherry, but he had only one son under age 10. On census page 544 (Capt Wallis District), there was John Cherry (born 1776-1794), his wife, and two young teen sons. On page 546 (Capt Wallis District), there was William Cherry. He was born 1776-1794, was married and had seven children; one of the boys was a young teen.

        The 1810 census showed Luke Albritton (and Joel Albritton) on census page 475. Luke had a daughter under age 10, Mary Ann's age. Hillery Cherry was on census page 487 then, with three sons under age 10; Kinchen Cherry was on page 498, with no sons. There were two John Cherry families; one was on page 507 and had no son under age 10. The other John was on page 474 next to Lemuel Cherry, George Cherry, and William Cherry. Of these four Cherry families on page 474, only William and George had a son under age 10. Both William and George were born between 1785 and 1794, both were married to wives born between 1785 and 1794, and neither had any daughters. They only had one son each. George was not in Pitt Co in 1820 (he died?), but widow Nancy was. William, from the 1820 census, lived quite a distance from Luke Albritton in 1820, but was of age to be the William who lived next to George Cherry in 1810. It would appear that Nancy Cherry from the 1820 census was George Cherry's widow.

        The 1830 census for John was page 86. Roderick Cherry was on page 83; all other Cherry families that census year in Pitt Co were in the Greenville District, pages 71-73. Luke Albritton was also at Greenville, page 73. When John died in 1839, there was no resulting probate record for him, nor court records concerning his family between 1839 and 1842. In 1840 there were two Mary Cherry families in Pitt Co, both on census page 407. One had three young boys and two older girls; that Mary was born in the 1780s. The other Mary also had two young boys, but three older girls, and was born in the 1780s also. Both were much too old to be John Cherry's widows, but if the older women in their homes were mothers or mothers-in-law, then the remaining ages for the heads of the home were born 1811-1820 for the Mary with the fewer girls in her home, and the Mary with the most girls was born 1801-1810. This second Mary could have been John's widow. The older of the two girls living with Mary in 1840 was too old to be a daughter, so may have been Mary's younger sister. The younger girl was probably Mary's daughter.

        Mary Ann married Rippon Wedigan Ward on 23 February 1842 in Pitt Co. She and John Cherry had three sons and a daughter when she was widowed. This Cherry-Ward family was living in Pitt Co in 1850, eight doors from the William Cherry-Talitha Dudley family in Parker's District. Rippon Ward raised his Cherry step-children. He was born 26 May 1805 and died soon before 5 May 1883 when an article was printed in The Daily Reflector about him. Rippon was buried in Fernando Ward's family cemetery at Pactolus, Pitt Co. Mary Ann died in the 1860s. The John Cherry who lived about five miles southeast of Greenville and sold land there in 1828 on which a poor-house was built was most likley John Cherry's uncle John Cherry [C1a8j3]. The John Cherry in Pitt Co in the 1830 census appears to be this John; this John Cherry in 1830 and his wife agree with the ages of John and Mary Ann. In 1830 there was a grandmother or aunt in the house (age in the 60s in 1830), and two older teenage boys (too old to be their children), plus a younger boy, born between 1821 and 1825. If the young boy was 5 years old, or had overstated his age to the census taker (was commonly done), then this young boy could be the first born of John and Mary. John from the 1830 census had 23 slaves then. There was no John Cherry in Pitt Co in 1840, , but Mary was there as the head of her home. This Mary Cherry in 1840 was age 1821-1829; an older woman was still in her home, age 50-59, plus one daughter and three sons. These sons lived with Mary and Mr Ward in 1850, but by then Mary's daughter was no longer at home. The children of John and Mary Ann were-

1.     Tillman R Cherry, b 1828

2.     Penelope Eliza Cherry, b abt 1830

3.     John J Cherry, b May 1833

4.     William A Cherry, b 1838

5.     James Burton Cherry, b 17 Jan 1840

Rippon Wedigan Ward was born 26 May 1805, son of Luke Ward (born 15 Jan 1771, died 3 Mar 1839) and Lavina Mayo (daughter of Peter Mayo). With her marriage to Ward, Mary Ann had four more children: Mary Melissa & Louisa died in September 1851; Edward T died 18 Jul 1859 at the age of 8; and Fernando Ward, born 7 Sep 1844, was the only child who reached adulthood. He enlisted at the age of 17 with the 17th North Carolina Infantry where he served with distinction. Fernando Ward married Julia G Robertson in 1866; she died soon afterwards. He then married Julia Penelope Moore on 21 Jan 1869. She was a daughter of Wedigan Mathias Moore II and Eliza Powell. Fernando and Julia had eight children: Mary Eliza, Lavina, Jennie, Ada Cherry, Edward Fernando, Corinne, Rippon, and Louise Mosat of these Ward children were buried in in Fernando Ward Family Cemetery at Pactolus, Pitt Co.

See the census summary of early Cherry families in Pitt Co following the William Cherry [C1a8k5] biography on page 848. (88, 104,C,7jkm)


        John Cherry [C1a6h2d], son of Caleb Cherry Jr and an unknown mother, was born in 1807 in Davidson Co TN. He lived in Gibson Co in 1840, and in Obion Co TN in 1850 and 1860. John's first wife was Sarah Elizabeth Finch, whom he married in Davidson Co TN on 26 December 1833. She was born in TN in 1811. Elizabeth died in the early 1850s because John married Hannah Adamson in Obion Co on 11 September 1853. She was born in 1816 in TN (1860 census; 1880 census says born 1811). In 1870 (pg 476) and in 1880 they lived in Lake Co (pg 5). (Lake Co was created from Obion Co in 1870.) By 1860 John had five children-

1.     Edward J Cherry, b 1834 (77,13k,63n)

2.     Clementine Cherry, b 1840 (13k. 63n)

3.     Josephus Cherry, b 1843 (63nq)

4.     Mary A Cherry, b 1845 (63nq)

5.     Rebecca M Cherry, b 1849, married James Autry in Obion Co on 10 August 1865. (77,63nq)

6.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1853

7.     William Cherry, b 1858

See Lewis D Cherry and Thomas Cherry of Obion Co; they were all likely brothers. (127, 16m,13k, 63mnq)


        John Cherry [C1a8i3q], son of William B Cherry and Frances Taylor, was born in 1820 at Richardsville, Warren Co KY. The name John must be incomplete because he had an older brother named John, and the elder John was living in 1842. Or is John (the younger) the son of John (the elder) named John W Cherry? John (the younger) married Charlotte Ford (a sister of Silvia?) in Warren Co on 24 January 1834, and married Silvia Ford in Warren Co on 10 May 1838. Silvia was born in 1820 in KY, daughter of Absolom Ford. There were no known children with Charlotte, but with Silvia he had two children before he died in 1843. In 1850 John's children were living with his newly married brother George; John's widow had remarried, on 27 December 1843 in Warren Co, to Thomas Kirkpatrick. John's children were-

1.     Thomas Cherry, b 1840 in Warren Co KY. He lived with his uncle George in Warren Co in 1850. (C,57n)

2.     Charlotte F Cherry, b 4 Jun 1842 in Warren Co KY (birth date on death certificate says she was born in 1840; she was age 8 in 1850, 25 when she married, 36 in 1880). Charlotte lived with her uncle George in 1850. She married Robert Atkinson at Bowling Green, Warren Co on 10 April 1867. Robert was born in England in October 1819 and was a blacksmith at Russelville, Logan Co in 1880. Charlotte died 5 March 1927 at Bowling Green, Warren Co, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery. "Mrs Albert Doherty" was the informant for her death certificate. She and Robert had three children-

        a.     Harrison C Atkinson, b 1867 (417s)

        b.     Charles H Atkinson, b 1869 (417s)

        c.     Mary D Atkinson, b 13 Dec 1876 at Auburn, Logan Co KY. She married Lucien Garrison, and died at home at Bowling Green on 8 May 1944. She was buried in Fairview Cemetery. Lucien was born in KY on 2 February 1874, son of Calvin Alexander Garrison and Nancy M Crosthwait, and was a carpenter in 1918 at Jacksonville, Davidson Co TN. He was not married then, but had married about 1906 to Bessie _____ and lived at Bowling Green in 1900 and 1910. This was his second or third marriage. His prior marriage was about 1898 and he was a widower in 1900 at Bowling Green with a son (Calvin Garrison). Lucien died in Warren Co on 16 November 1957. Apparently Lucien’s next marriage was with Mary D Atkinson. He had a brother Ed W Garrison. (M,417s, 57uvd)

Robert Atkinson’s first marriage was with Ann Elizabeth Kelley at Bowling Green, Warren Co on 11 December 1850. She was born about 1844 in KY, and must have died in the mid-1860s. They had a daughter: Fanny E Atkinson, born in 1859, and married Reuben W Cherry [C1a8i3j12]. (C,57md, 417s)

With Silvia's marriage to Thomas Kirkpatrick, she had four children by 1860: Margaret, born in 1844; Maria, born in 1847; Jane, born in 1851; and Elizabeth, born in 1853. (121, C,57nq)


        John Cherry [C1a9e9b4], son of Henry Ormond Cherry and Clementine Edwards, was probably born around 1823 in Pitt Co NC. (77,7k)


        John Cherry [unknown], of Gibson Co TN, was born in TN in 1829. He married Jane Roberts in Gibson Co on 8 January 1850 and they lived in Gibson Co. She was born in TN in 1831. They were not found in TN in 1860. (121,13mn)


        John "J J" Cherry, son of John Cherry and Mary Ann Albritton of Pitt Co NC, was born in 1833 in Pitt Co. He was Clerk and Master in Equity in Pitt Co, and in the 1880s was the agent of the Tar River Transportation Company. (88,C,7n)


        John Cherry, of Titus Co TX, was born in TN in 1834. He was a clerk at Mt Pleasant, Titus Co in 1860, and was married to Elizabeth _____. Elizabeth was born in 1835. They had two sons-

1.     Henry C Cherry, b 1857 in Titus Co TX. (62q)

2.     William E Cherry, b 1859 in Titus Co TX. (62q)

Living in Titus Co in 1860 were sons of Noel Cherry, and a Nancy P Cherry, born in 1811 in KY, and two teenage children Mary Cherry and James T Cherry. Living three doors from Nancy was the Spencer Thigpen family; Spencer and his wife E M _____ had moved from (Edgecombe Co?) NC to TX in the mid 1840s. (62q)


        John Cherry [unknown], married Flora Batts in Edgecombe Co NC on 06 January 1866. (121)


        John Cherry [C1a8i3r3], son of George Washington Cherry and Martha Frances Stahl, was born in 1856 in Warren Co KY. (C,57qrs)


        John A Cherry [C1a8i3d1e], son of Alford Cherry and Sarah Miller, was born in 1841 in Warren Co KY. He married Evaline Douglas in Warren Co on 7 August 1867. She was born in 1844 in Warren Co, daughter of William Douglas and Martha E Alford. John and Evaline had three children-

1.     William Cherry, b 1868 in Warren Co KY (C,57rs)

2.     Sarah C Cherry, b Apr 1870 in Warren Co KY. (C,57rs)

3.     dau Cherry, b 1876 in Warren Co KY. (57s) (C,57nmqrs)


        John Alexander "Alex" Cherry [C1a5c1g], son of Jesse Cherry Jr and Mary Riddick, must have been born by the early 1760s (1763?) in Tyrrell Co NC since he served in the Revolutionary War from 1 January 1777 to 1 May 1778. He was a private, and died soon before 20 March 1792. "Nearest friend" Jesse Cherry was named as the administrator of Alexander's estate on that date in Martin Co, and collected £34/10/9 on 19 July 1792 for Alexander's military service. Jesse also received the military pay for Daniel Cherry on July 19. (57,G)


        John Alford Cherry [C1a3f6d4c2], son of Robert Alfred Cherry and Nancy Ellen Newsom, was born 11 January 1896 in Chester Co TN. He married Iva Melton on 28 December 1916. She was born 25 January 1895 at Henderson, Chester Co, daughter of James Robert Melton (1859-1945) and Mary Jane Morris (1863-1965), and died 18 October 1996 at Henderson. Alfred died on 27 April 1932. They lived at Henderson Co in 1930 (ED12-3). Years after Alford died, Ivy married Hugh Hunter Young in Chester Co on12 June 1937. He was born 30 October 1881 in Chester Co, son of Henry H Young (1835 TN) and Tennessee Y _____ (1849 TN), and died at Henderson on 7 May 1968. Ivy and Alford had four children-

a.     Lois Minnie Cherry, b 28 Jan 1918. She married R C Burross on 21 March 1936, and died 8 February 1992. Lois was buried in Unity Cemetery in Chester Co. R C was born 28 August 1916, and died 8 December 2003. He was buried next to Lois. He served in the US Navy during WW2. (77,463fc)

b.     Kenneth Alfred Cherry, b 31 Jul 1920, was dead by 2011. (77,463f)

c.     Elizabeth Irene "Clark" Cherry, b 6 Jun 1926. She married R L Junior Frank in 1947, and died 16 November 2011 at home in Chester Co. She was buried in Pleasant Springs Cemetery. R L was a construction worker for years, and became the Chester Co Road Commissioner in 1966. He died in 2003. They had four children-

        1.     Michael Frank, married Devenda _____ and lived at Henderson in2011. (N)

        2.     Norris Frank, married Shelia _____ and lived at Luray in 2011. (N)

        3.     Sandra Frank, married Jimmy King and lived at Selmer oin 2011. (N)

        4.     Debbie Frank, married Eddie Whitfield and lived at Henderson in 2011. (N) (N,463f)

d.     dau Cherry (W)

Alfred's widowed mother lived with him and Iva in 1930.

Hugh H Young's first wife was Melissa Balzada Holmes. She died at Jacks Creek, Chester CO on 1 August 1931 from tuberculosis and was buried in Cross roads Cemetery. (77,Z, 463fdc)


        John Allen Cherry [C1a8i3i4], son of Joseph Taylor Cherry and Selina Graves Otey, was born 1 March 1836 in Warren Co KY. He married Rhoda Chastain Tarrants in Warren Co on 6 November 1861. She was born 15 January 1846 in Warren Co, daughter of John T Tarrants and Letitia Manning. Rhoda died on 19 February 1879 in Warren Co, and in 1880 her parents were living with widower John. Rhoda was buried in Halls Chapel Cemetery at Bowling Green. John subsequently married Emeline Cole in 1881. She was born in KY on 10 September 1835 (age 74 in 1910 census), and died 3 May 1911. John then married Mrs Rebecca Ford (age 63 in 1920). John died in Warren Co on 1 March 1927 from strokes, and was married when he died, but was buried next to Rhoda. Charles Cherry of Bowling Green was the informant for his death certificate. He and Rhoda had a son, and with Emeline they had a daughter-

a.     Charles Ernest Cherry, b 1 Apr 1863

b.     Nancy G Cherry, b 1 Sep 1882

 Rhoda's parents and brother lived with John and Rhoda in 1870. (C,57knmqruvwdc)


        John Alvin Cherry [C2d1b1d], son of Thomas Wyatt Cherry and Susan B Hall, was born in 1854 in Sangamon or in Macon Co IL. In 1870 he was a farm worker living on the Margaret Hamilton farm at Blue Mound, Macon Co. (FC,67qr)


        John Arthur Cherry [C1a9e9b8i], son of James Ormond Cherry and Sophy Jane Britton, was born in 1878 at Oakland, Colorado Co TX. He died on 24 December 1953 at Houston, and was buried there. John married Jessie Moore. (77)


        John B Cherry [C1a8c1d5c], son of Albert Gleaves Cherry and Eliza W Bradley, was born in 1839 in Henry Co TN (1880 census says born in KY). He was deaf, according to his father's 29 January 1856 will. John first married Ms M J _____ about 1875. In 1880 they were living a few doors from his brother Albert in Calloway Co. She was born in KY in 1849, and by 1880 they had two children. John later married Dora Curd. Dora was born in 1851, and died in 1911 at Palestine, Henry Co. John died in May 1914 at Paris, Henry Co, and was buried there. He had at least six children, four with Dora-

1.     Bradley Cherry, b 1876 in Calloway Co KY. (77,72s)

2.     D Blanche Cherry, b 1879 in Calloway Co KY, died in 1966. She married _____ McClain. (77,72s)

3.     Wilson Cherry, b 1892, died in 1958. He married Jennie Eakes. She was born in 1886 and died in 1965. They had eight children-

        a.     Herman Cherry, b 24 Jul 1905 in TN, died in February 1975. He was living at Paris, Henry Co TN when he died. Herman was a truck driver. He married Jewell Maurine Woods about 1928. She was born in KY in 1905. They had a daughter-

                1.     Gwendolyn Cherry, b 1929 at Paris, Henry Co TN. She married Glen Fuinck. (77,21x)

Lamar H Woods, born 1922 in TN, was a lodger in their home in 1940. (77,Z, 21x)

        b.     Carrie Lucille Cherry, b 1908, died in 1992. She married Otis Grover Moore. He was born in 1904. They had two children-

                1.     Rebecca Gean Moore, b 1933, died in 1935.

                2.     Barbara Ann Moore, b 1935 (77)

        c.     Jennie May Cherry, b 1909, married Carl Hall. (77)

        d.     Pauline Cherry, b 1913, died in 1976. She married Leroy Phillips and they had a daughter-

                1.     Betty Joe Phillips, b 1936 (77)

        e.     Fayette Cherry, b 7 May 1915, died in July 1983 at Paris, TN. He married Catherine Bomar. (77,Z)

        f.     James Cherry, b 30 Jul 1918, died in January 1970. He married Virginia Prince. (77,Z)

        g.     Thomas Cherry, b 1921 (77)

        h.     Charles Elmo Cherry, b 1924, died in 1990. He married Sarah Robinson. (77)

4.     Mattie Cherry, died in 1954. She married Frank Travis. (77)

5.     child Cherry (77)

6.     child Cherry (77) (77,21nq,72s)


        John Berry Cherry [C2d2c6], son of James Harvey Cherry and Delilah Bristow, was born 4 December 1834 at Girard, Macoupin Co IL. In 1860 he was still single (age 26), living in Macoupin Co with his mother (she was age 65, born in KY). John married Fridreca Langenscheidt on 10 February 1861 in McDonough Co IL. She was born 12 February 1841 in Prussia, daughter of Adolph Edward Langenscheidt. Fridreca died in Greene Co IL on 14 June 1896 and was buried in Fernwood Cemetery in Greene Co. John was a farmer and lived at Girard in July 1863 when he registered for the Civil War draft. He died at Roodhouse, IL (in the northeast corner of Greene Co) on 8 April 1915 and was also buried in Fernwood. They had seven children, all born in IL-

a.     Eva A Cherry, b 5 Jan 1862 in Macoupin Co, died 4 June 1930 at Roodhouse, Greerne Co. She married Herbert G Post on 17 August 1887 at Roodhouse. He was born 4 April 1861, and died 25 October 1888. (W,GH)

b.     Charles E Cherry, b 1863 (GH)

c.     Minnie A Cherry, b Aug 1864, died 15 February 1948 at Jacksonville, Morgan Co. (W,GH)

d.     Frances J Cherry, b 1866. She married George W Martin. He was born in 1855 in MA. (W)

e.     John Thomas Cherry, b 16 Apr 1869 at Girard, IL. He married Nellie Bone Colby on 14 May 1900 in Menard Co, and died on 9 August 1943 at Cape _____ (where?). They had four children-

        1.     son Cherry (W)

        2.     dau Cherry (W)

        3.     Colby L Cherry, b 20 Apr 1902 in Menard Co IL, died on 26 May 1992 in TX. He married Ethel M _____. She was born in 1904 in IN. They had a son. (W)

        4.     Ruth Cherry, b 1904 in Menard Co IL. (W) (GH)

f.     George W Cherry, b Dec 1870, was still alive after 1910. (W)

g.     Lilian Cherry, b Mar 1879, married Nino Adams in Greene Co on 12 October 1909. He was born in 1881 in IL, and died 26 February 1930 at Roodhpouise, Greene Co. They had two children. (W,GH) (GH,C,M,60knq)


        John Burl "Burlie" Cherry [C1a3f6e9c], son of John Peoples Cherry and Susan Catherine Hughes, was born 15 March 1884, and died on 7 June 1885. He was buried in Morris Chapel Cemetery in Hardin Co TN, and was the only person with a Cherry family name in that cemetery. On his stone is the caption "SON OF J P & S C CHERRY." (52,92,77)


        John C Cherry [C1a8i3i1e], son of William Bailey Cherry and Sarah Mary E Palmer, was born 26 May 1871 at Bowling Green, Warren Co KY, and died 11 February 1948 at Tioga, Grayson Co TX. He was buried at Tioga. Mrs John C Cherry was the informant for his death certificate. (57s.271d)


        John C Brackenridge Cherry [C1a7d4c9d], son of Cary Stewart Cherry and Marinda Hestand, was born 25 May 1866 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Maryntha Woods on 2 April 1893, and married second to Olchie Elton and had two more children. Maryntha was born 24 May 1878 and died on 21 August 1927. Brackenridge died on 11 March 1961. They lived at Moss and had thirteen children-

1.     Zona Cherry, b 27 Mar 1894 at Moss, Clay Co TN. She married James Rich. Zona was living in Barren Co KY when she died on 7 June 1993. (77,Z)

2.     Oscar Cherry, b 19 Jan 1896 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Eunice Moss and died in TN on 24 July 1976. He lived at Woodburn, Warren Co KY when he died. (77,Z)

3.     Virgil G Cherry, b 27 May 1898 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Myrtle Marshall. She was born 18 December 1898 and died at Moss in September 1980. Virgil died at Moss in August 1979. (77,Z)

4.     Nora Cherry, b 27 Oct 1900 at Moss, Clay Co TN. She married Virgil Moore and died at Moss on 26 September 1936. Virgil was born 22 January 1900, and died in February 1979 at Celina. He lived at Moss when he died. (77,Z)

5.     Otis Earl Cherry, b 7 Jun 1903 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Wealthya Ragan on 18 November 1928, and died on 21 March 1971. (77)

6.     Yate Napoleon Cherry, b 9 Sep 1906 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Iva Cary, and died on 2 May 1964. (77)

7.     Omas Cherry, b 2 Dec 1908 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Marie Rich and married Winnie Plumlee. Omas died on 9 July 1965. (77)

8.     Lona Cherry, b 19 Mar 1910 at Moss, Clay Co TN. She married Bedford Boone. (77)

9.     Pauline Lona Cherry, b 7 Oct 1912 at Moss, Clay Co TN. She married Truman Netherroh. (77)

10.   Clay Cherry, b 25 Feb 1915 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Alberta _____, and died on 14 January 1971. (77)

11.   Dennis Cherry, b 21 Sep 1920 at Moss, Clay Co TN. He married Nannie Lee. (77)

12.   Dayton Cherry (77)

13.   Donald Cherry (77) (77,103,C)


        John Charles Cherry, son of John Cherry (born 1927), son of Woody Cherry (born 10 August 1900, lived in OK, and lived at Clovis, CA when he died in July 1978). Woody Cherry was a son of Allan Cherry (1864-1944) and Anne Downing. Allan may be son of David Cherry, who may have been son of Dave Cherry who died in TN. (77,Z)


        John D Cherry [C1a9p7d1], son of Willis Hiram Cherry and Sarah W Rackley, was born in 1845 in Greene Co AL, and lived in Clarke Co MS in 1860. He was not found after then. (77, 328n,330q)


        John Darling Cherry [C1a8c1j], son of Jesse Cherry and Elizabeth Gainer, was born in 1787 in Martin Co NC. He was best known by his middle name, and was a soldier in the War of 1812 from Martin Co, Company 5, and the 5th Brigade of Company 1. Darling married Elizabeth Wynns on 1 March 1812 in Martin Co. She was born 7 March 1792 in Martin Co, daughter of Watkins William Wynns and Ann Ward. Elizabeth died in the 1840s and Darling died in the 1870s in Martin Co where he lived alone 1870, next door to his son Rufus. He was a resident of NC on 4 May 1819 when his signature was provided by Daniel Cherry as witness to a title bond from Willie Cherry to James Cherry in Wilson Co TN. Darling was a member of the House of Commons from Martin Co from 1817 to 1820. In 1830 through 1870 Darling was still living in Martin Co (he had no will prior to 1868). They had eight children-

1.     Adeline Aliene Cherry, b 1815

2.     Wiley P Cherry, b 7 Feb 1818

3.     Mary Ann Cherry, b 1819 in Martin Co. (77)

4.     Romulus S Cherry, b abt 1821

5.     Noah H Cherry, b 23 Apr 1823

6.     Adrian Cherry, b 1825 in Martin Co NC

7.     Rufus King Cherry, b 2 Feb 1832 in Martin Co NC. He married Martha Wilson in 1849. She was born in 1830 in NC. They had seven children-

        a.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1850. She married Tom Lanier. (77,1q)

        b.     Alice Cherry, b 1852. She married Frank Raynor. (77,1q)

        c.     James Cherry, b 1855 (77,1q)

        d.     Nancy Cherry, b 1857. She married Whit Moore. (77,1q)

        e.     Oda Cherry, b 1860 after the summer census. (77,1q)

        f.     John Darling Cherry II, b 1868 (77)

        g.     Marshall Cecil Cherry, b 1868

8.     Mary Elizabeth Cherry, b abt 1834

Watkins W Wynn was born 30 September 1742 and died on 20 March 1812. He married first to Mary _____, by whom he had two sons: Daniel and John. Watkins married Ann Ward on 10 August 1769, and they had twelve children. Daughter Elizabeth who married Darling Cherry was the youngest. (69,77,79, 105,RM,WD,C,1ejnq)


        John Darling Cherry II [C1a8c1j7f], son of Rufus King Cherry and Martha Wilson, was born in 1868, and died in 1924. He married Addie Viola Bell, who was born in 1870. They had three children, then John married Suitie Hardy. Suitie was born in 1881 and died in 1905. John and Suitie had a son before John married for a third time, to Elector Whitfield. She was born in 1884 and died in 1949. From this third marriage there were five children, making nine in all-

1.     Annie Blanche Cherry, b 1894, died in 1965. She married John Weldon Hardy. He was born in 1887 and died in 1969. They had seven children-

        a.     Clarence Lester Hardy, b 1911, died in 1992. He married Susie Talitha Wynn. She was born in 1912. They had two children-

                1.     Frederick Alton Hardy, b 1934

                2.     Jerry Clarence Hardy, b 1940 (77)

        b.     Pattie Elizabeth Hardy, b 1914, married John Henry Matkins Jr. He was born in 1909. They had two children-

                1.     John Alan Matkins, b 1941

                2.     Linda Faye Matkins, b 1946 (77)

        c.     Evelyn Hardy, b 1916, died in 1935 (77)

        d.     Dennis Earl Hardy, b 1918, died in 1985. He married Frances Whitehurst. She was born in 1918. They had two children-

                1.     Shirley Anne Hardy, b 1937

                2.     Dennis Earl Hardy Jr (77)

        e.     John Williams Hardy, b 1921, married Elizabeth Wynn. She was born in 1921. They had two children-

                1.     Kenneth Evan Hardy, b 1951

                2.     Phyllis Ann Hardy, b 1954 (77)

        f.     Charlie Elton Hardy, b 1923. He married Garnetta McCaskey Swinson. They had a daughter, and Charlie then married Frances Virginia Johnson. She was born in 1929 and died in 1983. They had two children. Charlie married a third time to Sybl Fillingame Whitford, who was born in 1934. Charlie's three children were-

                1.     Mary Angelea Hardy, b 1946, and died the same year.

                2.     Laura Jill Hardy, b 1952. She married twice. Her first husband was Larry Fitzgerald, and the second was William A Gravely II. Will was born in 1950. Laura has two children-

                        a.     Frances Hardy Gravely, b 1985

                        b.     William Ashford Gravely III, b 1987 (77)

                3.     Charlie Elton Hardy, b 1953. He married Barbara Feldkircher. She was born in 1953. They have two children-

                        a.     Eva Elizabeth Hardy, b 1986

                        b.     Mary Claire Hardy, b 1989 (77)

        g.     Muriel Ann Hardy, b 1927. She married Guy Franklin Alford. He was born in 1921. They have two children-

                1.     Guy Franklin Alford Jr, b 1946

                2.     Evelyn Muriel Alford, b 1952 (77)

2.     Mark Cherry, b 1889 (77)

3.     Eva Cherry, b 1891 (77)

4.     Tiny Cherry, b 1900, married Jennis Campbell (77)

5.     Hettie Cherry, b 1907 (77)

6.     John Henry Cherry, b 1912 (77)

7.     Rufus Cherry, b 1913 (77)

8.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1908, married Leslie Glazebrook and had seven children-

        a.     William Glazebrook

        b.     John Glazebrook

        c.     Mary Glazebrook

        d.     Virginia Glazebrook

        e.     Patricia Glazebrook

        f.     Joseph Glazebrook

        g.     Leslie Glazebrook (77)

9.     James Alfred Cherry, b 1915 (77)


        John Doyle Cherry [C1a5b1b1c7e], son of Willis Sylvester Cherry and Virginia Norphlet Little, was born June 1882 at Washington, Beaufort Co NC. He was still single in 1910, and was a mechanic. He married Mattie E Strickland. She was born in NC in 1891.(77,4uv)


        John E Cherry [C1a8c1m7], son of Lawrence Cherry and Fannie Grey Thigpen, was born 31 July 1830 at Williamston, Martin Co NC. He married Henrietta A Howell on 1 December 1863 in Edgecombe Co. She was born on 26 January 1833, daughter of Brittain Howell and Dicey _____. John died on 26 February 1886 and Henrietta on 11 May 1875. They are buried in the Cherry family cemetery near Williamston, off highway 125. They had children-

a.     Briscoe D Cherry, b 9 Oct 1868, died 14 July 1869. He is buried in the Cherry family cemetery near Williamston, off highway 125, with his parents. (59)

b.     other children (57,1j)


        John F Cherry [C2d1d4], son of John W Cherry and and unknown mother, was born in August 1827 in Overton Co TN, grew up in Macoupin Co IL, and was a school teacher in 1850, living with his father. John married Rebecca S Odell in Macoupin Co on 18 April 1852. She was born in OH on 29 November 1833, daughter of Enoch P Odell (1809 VA) and Susanna Miller (1814 PA). Her family moved to IL from OH when she was age 5, about 1838. In 1860 John and Rebecca lived in Macoupin Co and he was then a carpenter. In 1870 and 1880 they lived at Carthage, Hancock Co. In 1900 and 1910 they lived at Saint Louis, MO. He had become a grain merchant when they moved to Saint Louis, and John was retired by 1910. Rebecca died at home at Saint Louis on 29 March 1912 and was buried at Kansas City. "C M Cherry" was the informant for her death certificate. John F died at home at Saint Louis on 16 March 1919 and was buried at Kansas City. "R B Cherry" was the informant for his death certificate. They had ten children; six were alive in 1900-

a.     Edwin W Cherry, b 1853 (60q,61r)

b.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1855. (125u)

c.     Fredrick H Cherry, b 1857 (60q,61rs)

d.     John V Cherry, b 29 Nov 1858. In 1900 and 1910 he lived with his parents at Saint Louis, MO, and was paralyzed. He never married. Before he was disabled, he was a railway official. He died at Kansas City, Jackson Co MO on 10 May 1928. "Chas M Cherry" of Saint Louis was the informant for his death certificate. John V was buried in Elmwood Cemetery at Kansas City, MO. (60q,61r, 125uvd,128c)

e.     Clarence Cherry, b 1861 (61r)

f.     Charles M Cherry, b 1865 (61rs,125d)

g.     Ralph B Cherry, b Apr 1867. He had not married by 1910 and lived with his parents at Saint Louis, MO. (61rs,125vd)

h.     Samuel D Cherry, b 1871 (61s)

i.      child Cherry, b & d 1870s. (125u)

j.      Wade Gibbon Cherry, b 19 Sep 1877. He married Ina Agnes _____ in early 1900 and in 1900 they were found at Newton, Harvey Co KS. Wade was then a fruit salesman. When Wade’s father retired soon after 1905, Wade and Agnes moved to Saint Louis, MO to help run his father’s business. In 1910 they lived with his parents at Saint Louis, MO. Agnes was born in IL on 22 February 1881. They lived at Valley Falls, Jefferson Co KS in 1905. They had no children by 1910. In September 1918 Wade and Agnes lived at Kansas City, Jackson Co MO and he was a restaurant owner. In 1930 Agnes was a widow living at Jasper, Taney Co MO. She died in January 1970 at Rockaway Beach, Taney Co MO and was buried in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery at Branson. (M,Z,61s, 126u,KSu,125v, 127fdc)

John Wesley Cherry [C2d2a6] had also moved to Hancock Co. (60knq,61rs, 125uvd)


        John Fielding Cherry [C1a8c1a3e], son of John W Cherry and Elizabeth Boyer, was born 25 March 1829 in Howard Co MO (1850 Linn Co census said his age was 18; age 38 in 1870 Newton Co census). He married Mary Ann Cates in 1851. She was born in MO in 1830, daughter of Frederick Cates and Mary Peacher. Mary Cates was the widow of Washington Hatfield (was not in Linn Co marriage records). John and Mary Ann had three children before she died in April 1859. He joined the Union Army in 1862. According to his enlistment papers, he was 5 foot 8 inches tall, had blue eyes, and dark brown hair. While serving in Company C, Missouri Cavalry, he was blinded in his right eye.

        On 7 April 1870 John married Samantha Manty in Newton Co; her prior marriage was to a Mr Humphrey. She was born 23 April 1849 in AL (age 22 in 1870 Newton Co census, born in MO). In 1870 they lived at Lost Creek in Newton Co. John died on 15 January 1913 in Newton Co and Samantha died on 23 April 1933. They were buried together in Van Buren Union Cemetery at Ritchey, Newton Co. She and John had four children, making seven children in all-

1.     Mary Elizabeth Cherry, b abt 1852

2.     James Henry Cherry, b 7 Dec 1855

3.     William Cherry, b 1857

4.     Daniel Dewitt Cherry, b 13 Feb 1871

5.     Jessie Cherry, b 1870s, died before 1880

6.     Walter Dennis Cherry, b 13 Apr 1878

7.     Bernice M Cherry, b 1870s-1880s (90,M,54n,82rc)


        John Frank Cherry [C1a7d4c2d2], son of Boyd Cherry and Mary L Crayton Short, was born in 27 March 1889 at Union Hill, Clay Co TN, and died 23 December 1962 in Clay Co. He married Lizzie E Plumlee in Clay Co on 25 May 1912. She was born 22 June 1896 in Jackson Co (age 33 in 1930, 42 in 1940), daughter of John B Plumleeand Sarah Ann Denton, and died 9 January 1977 at Whitleyville, Jackson Co. They had eleven children, all in Clay Co TN-

a.     Lankford Cherry, b 1914 – 1984 (TNw,64f)

b.     Winfod Cherry, b 15 Jul 1916. He married Estel Jones on 23 May 1942 in Clay Co, and died 6 August 1995. (TNw,64fxm)

c.     Gilbert Cherry, b 1919. He married Albie May Odle in Clay Co on 20 December 1941. (TNw,64fx)

d.     Christine Cherry, b 1921 (64f)

e.     Glynn Cherry, b 1924 (64fx)

f.     Irene Cherry, b 1926 – 1926

g.     Louis Cherry, b 1928 (64fx)

h.     Gladys Cherry, b Jan 1930 (64fx)

i.      Eugene Cherry, b 1932 – 1932

j.      Wayne Cherry, b 1934 – 1966 (W,64x)

k.     Blanche Cherry, b 1936.She married Edward Smith in Clay Co on 29 May 1952. He was born in 1930. (64xm) (77,M,TNw,64umfx)


        John Franklin Cherry [C1a7d4b1b7], son of George Washington Cherry and Tabitha Ann Young, was born 10 September 1880 at El Dorado Springs, Cedar Co MO. He married Maggie Harris and moved to southern CA. (77)


        John Franklin Cherry [C1a9e9b9e], son of McGilbra Longstreet Cherry and Nancy Winnifred Weathersby, was born 31 March 1861 in Pitt Co NC and died on 25 September 1867. (77,121)


        John G Cherry [C1a6e2h9d], son of Henry Farris Cherry and Emma Eliza Parker, was born in 1866 in Sumter Co AL. John never married and died at age 17. (77,22r,328s)


        John H Cherry [C1a6e2h4a], son of Joshua W Cherry and Sarah Anderson of Panola Co TX, was probably born about 1847 in Panola Co TX. He married Samantha Carter on 18 October 1872 in Panola Co. (77)


        John H Cherry [C2d1c3b9], son of Amos J Cherry and Alice J Noe, was born in March 1884 in IL, and died in 1947 in Sangamon Co. He was buried in Rochester Cemetery (Plot: Section VI Row 8) in Sangamon Co. There was also a William F Cherry buried close to John H. He was born in 1866 and died in 1942. This was likely John’s brother, and his gravestone date was mis-read. (68uc)


        John Heber Cherry [C2d2e6], son of Peterson Cherry and Keziah _____, was born in 1839 in Macoupin Co IL. He married Katie V Jackson in Sangamon Co on 21 July 1869. In 1870 they lived at Memphis, TN where he was a lawyer. In April 1871 they were living at Little Rock, AR. Kate was born in IL in 1850. In 1880 daughter-in-law "Caty V Cherry" lived with John’s mother Mrs Keziah K Cherry at Liberty, Labette Co KS. Kate was shown to be married, not a widow, but her husband was not there. By then Kate had three children-

a.     Paul E Cherry, b 1870 in TN. (129s)

b.     John Cherry, b 1872 in AR (129s)

c.     Cate M Cherry, b 1875 in AR. (129s) (77,60kn,68m,14r,129s)


        John Henry Cherry [C1a8c1a3b4], son of Henry L Cherry and Nancy Kemper, was born 26 May 1850 in MO and was a teen when his parents moved to Ellis Co TX. He married Martha Matilda McCoy in 1877, and died at Bridgeport, Wise Co TX on 8 November 1937. Beadie Bell Thompson of Bridgeport was the informant for his death certificate. John Henry was buried in West Bridgeport Cemetery. Martha was born 10 November 1861 in Tallapoosa Co AL, daughter of Henry Raines McCoy, a Baptist minister (1828-1886) and Martha Matilda Robertson (1838-1875). In 1873, Rev McCoy decided to move his family from AL to Denton Co TX. John Henry Cherry was hired as a scout for the move. When Mattie first saw John Henry she told her family "That is the man I am going to marry." She and John Henry married in Denton Co in 1877. Mattie died at Bridgeport on 24 November 1951. She was buried with John. John was the proprietor of a dairy in 1910 in Wise Co. They had ten children, six who were alive in 1900 and 1910; children born after Theodore were born in TX-

a.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1878 (309uv)

b.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1879 (309uv)

c.     Theodore Franklin Cherry, b 5 Oct 1880

d.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1883 (309u)

e.     Minnie Lola Cherry, b Jun 1885 (309u)

f.     Daniel Arnold Cherry, b Mar 1888. In 1920 he lived with his brother Theodore at Comanche, DSterphens Co OK and was divorced. (309u,755w)

g.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1890 (309uv)

h.     Beadie Bell Cherry, b Apr 1892. She married a Mr Bingham and was a widow in 1920, living with her brother Theodore in OK. Beadie later married a Mr Thompson. (309uv)

i.      Lela Mae Cherry, b Feb 1895 (309uv)

j.      Maggie Ora Cherry, b 10 Feb 1898 at Greenwood, in Wise Co. She married Richard Omer Ball. in 1918. He was born 20 October 1899 at Sulphur, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (where Murray Co is today), and died at Saginaw, Tarrant Co TX. They lived at Bridgeport, Wise Co in 1930. Maggie died at Bridgeport, Wise Co on 27 November 1972. They had two children. (W,309uv) (90,77, K,54nq, 595r, 309uvdc)


        John Henry Cherry, married wife number two Debra June Jones on 25 June 1994 at Houston, TX. She is a daughter of Clifford Elsworth Jones. (JC)


        John Henry Cherry [C1a8c1f2e2c], son of Temple Johnson Cherry and Mary Clementine Newton, was born 28 March 1892 at Winsboro, Wood Co TX. He married Georgia Melissa Turner on 9 June 1911 at Mount Vernon, Franklin Co. She was born 21 November 1894 at Winfield, Titus Co, and died on 22 March 1974 at Odessa in Ector Co. John died on 5 December 1974 in Colorado City, Mitchell Co. He was buried at Odessa. They had nine children-

1.     May Cherry, b 1912

2.     Jim Henry Cherry, b 13 Oct 1913

3.     Lou Cherry, b 1914

4.     John Henry Cherry Jr, b 25 Aug 1919 at Fullbright, Lamar Co TX. John married Flossie Christie Smith on 29 May 1943 at Colorado City in Mitchell Co. She was born 31 October 1923 at Valient, OK. He died on 13 December 1991 at Denison in Grayson Co. They had five children-

        a.     Fannie M Cherry [I8418], b 4 Feb 1944

        b.     Henry Cherry, b 1945

        c.     Steve Henry Cherry, b 23 Apr 1946 at Colorado City, Mitchell Co TX. He married Janet D Smith on 27 August 1970 at Houston. She was born 15 December 1954 at DeKalb. They have two children-

                1.     Sharon D Cherry, b 25 May 1971

                2.     Steve Henry Cherry Jr, b 9 Apr 1974 (77)

        d.     Buddie Hollis Cherry, b 1949

        e.     Elizabeth A Cherry, b 25 Nov 1952 (77) (77,Z)

5.     Nicey Ann Cherry, b 1921

6.     Isham Cherry, b 20 Oct 1922

7.     Atlie Cherry (dau), b 2 Apr 1924

8.     Melvin Lee Cherry, b 20 Jan 1927 at Winfield, TX. He married Ouida Mae Chappell on 7 September 1946 at Colorado City in Mitchell Co. They lived at Odessa. She was born 24 July 1930 at Sweetwater, and died on 23 December 1989 at Odessa.

9.     I V Cherry (dau), b 9 Jul 1929 (77)


        John Holland Cherry [C1a6e2h1f], son of Ezekiel K Cherry and Martha Keene Cherry [C1a5e2e2], was born 28 August 1846 in Marengo Co AL, and died at Kerens Navarro Co TX on 3 March 1906. He had married Annella Johnson on 14 September 1865 at Carthage Panola Co TX, and they at first lived nearby at Keatchie, DeSoto Par LA. In the early 1870s they moved to Navarro Co TX, five counties west of DeSoto Par LA. She was born 12 May 1849 at Carthage, Panola Co TX, daughter of James Hillsman Johnson and Melissa Speed Knott, and lived with John in DeSoto Par LA in 1870 and in Navarro Co TX in 1880; his father and aunt Mary lived next door in 1880. On 17 May 1882 John married Helen Theodocia Johnson, Annella’s sister. She was born 12 November 1858 in Panola Co, and died 4 October 1905 at Kerens. John had four children with Annella and twelve or more with Helen; all of Helen’s were still alive in 1900, and twelve children then lived at home-

1.     Ernest Ezekiel Cherry, b 5 Jul 1867

2.     Wilbur Beasley Cherry, b 14 Nov 1869

3.     Francis Starr Cherry, b 22 Dec 1874

4.     Katy Cherry, b 15 Jul 1877

5.     Helen Theodocia Cherry 26 Jul 1882

6.     Horace Holland Cherry, b 26 Jul 1882

7.     Mary C Cherry, b 20 Aug 1884

8.     Roger M Cherry, b 2 Apr 1887

9.     Callie Scroggs Cherry, b 14 Sep 1888

10.   Marguerite S Cherry, b 14 Sep 1888

11.   William Lafayette Cherry, b 12 Nov 1890

12.   James H Cherry, b Jun 1892

13.   John Holland Cherry, b 11 Mar 1894

14.   Robert Johnson Cherry, b 20 Dec 1895

15.   Lillie L Cherry, b Nov 1897

16.   Morris Fox Cherry, b 14 Apr 1900

The southeastern border of Panola Co TX is the northwestern border of DeSoto Par LA. (W,19k, 22nq, 85nq,49r,101su)


        John Holland Cherry [C1a6e2h1f13], son of John Holland Cherry and Helen Theodocia Johnson, was born 11 March 1894 at Kerens, Navarro Co TX. He lived with his brother Horace in 1910 and was not married by June 1917. He married Hazel Ann Scales in 1919 at Moore, Cleveland Co OK and in 1920 they lived at Moore with her parents. Hazel was born in OK on 24 March 1901, daughter of William H Scales and Laura Jean Troy, and died at Alvarado, Johnson Co TX on 28 April 1990. In 1961 when John’s brother Harold died, John lived in OK. He died 29 July 1970 in Tarrant Co TX, but lived at Alvarado, Johnson Co when he died. They had six sons and a daughter-

a-e   five sons Cherry (W)

f.     Franky Annie Cherry, b 28 Dec 1937 in Navarro Co TX. (382b)

g.     son (Lewis R?) Cherry, b Nov 1926 (W,396P) (W,M,Z,TXd,382uvb,400vw)


        John J Cherry [C1a8j4a3], son of John Cherry and Mary Ann Albritton, was born in May 1833 in Pitt Co NC. He married Mary J Boyd in 1858 and lived in Pitt Co. She was born in NC in September 1834 in Pitt Co, daughter of John Boyd (1806 NC) and Lovey Elizabeth McDowell (1830 NC), and died 28 March 1913 "age 78 years" at Greenville. Will B Cherry of richmond, VA was the informant for her death certificate. She was buried in Cherry Hill Cemetery. They had two children but just one child was still alive in 1900. John was a steam boat agent in 1900 at Greenville. Before then he was a farmer, and for a short while was in the mercantile business with his brother James-

a.     J J Cherry, b Jan 1860. He was a clerk in 1880 and lived with his parents. (7qrs)

b.     Mary E Cherry, b 1862 (7rs)

Living with them in 1860 were Mary's five younger siblings. (7kqrsud)


        John Keene Cherry [C1a5e2e5], son of Ezekiel Cherry and Jane Wilson, was born 6 December 1822 in Bedford Co TN. He moved with his mother to Marengo Co AL by 1840, and died 11 June 1840. Although a boy of John’s age was shown in the 1840 Marengo Co census under his mother’s name, that was likely son Samuel; Samuel was alive in 1870 living with his brother Albert in Gonzales Co TX. And so often the census taker listed the people in the homes on the date he made his visit, not on 1 June 1840 which was supposed to be the effective date of the census. Hence, John Keene Cherry was probably omitted by the time the census taker came at some date after June 11, since John had died on that date. (SF,77,78,LJ 17j,19k)


        John L Cherry [C1a3f6d6c], son of Erastus Cherry and Mary Della Savage, was born 20 November 1863 in Edgecombe Co NC. In June 1917 he lived at Hobgood, Halifax Co NC. In 1920 he was at Upper Conetoe, Edgecombe Co, was single, and was apparently the uncle everyopne lived with when their own parents had died. In John’s home in 1920 was his sister Mary, nephew Thomas H Cherry, sister-in-law Lula G _____ Cherry (a widow, born in 1875 in NC), nephew John T Cherry, niece Catherine L Cherry (1907 NC), adopted sister Cordelia Meins (1869 NC), and three unrelated boarders. John died in mid-July 1935 in Edgecombe Co, and was still single. His homewas then at Speed. (77,M,5rwd)


        John Lafette Cherry [C1a6b2a2e1f], son of William Norman Cherry and Martha Melinda Head, was born 26 September 1860 at Big Rock, Stewart Co TN, and died by 1870. (77,37r)


        John Lawrence Cherry [C1a6b2a2e1j], son of William Norman Cherry and Martha Melinda Head, was born 3 July 1870 at Big Rock, Stewart Co TN. He married Emma Dora Wall but they had no children. (77)


        John Lindsey Cherry [C1a8i3j8f], son of William Henry Harrison Cherry and Elizabeth T Manning, was born 4 January 1874 in Warren Co KY, and died 22 May 1880. He was buried in Halls Chapel Cemetery at Bowling Green, Warren Co. (57c)


        John M Cherry [unknown], was born by 1775. He lived in Wilson Co TN in 1820 and was probably an elderly father living with his children and grandchildren. John was born by 1775. There were young adults in his home, and a possible wife born 1775-1784. The other Cherry families of Wilson Co of these years were all children of Jesse Cherry and Elizabeth Gainer of Martin Co NC, and he had a son named John Darling Cherry [C1a8c1j] who lived and died in Martin Co NC. John M Cherry and wife were not found after the 1830 census. Their possible children were-

1.     son Cherry, b 1795-1804

2.     dau Cherry, b 1795-1804

3.     son Cherry, b 1802-1804

4.     son Cherry, b 1805-1810

5.     dau Cherry, b 1811-1820

6.     son Cherry, b 1811-1820 (23i)


        John M Cherry, eldest son of Joel Cherry and Nancy Allen, was born about 1795 in SC (or in VA?). He lived in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co TN. He was a minister. He took as his wife Sarah Hooper. She was born on 1 December 1796, died on 25 June 1870, and was buried in the Old City Cemetery in Murfreesboro. John and Sarah had at least two children-

1.     S M Cherry, a minister. There was a Silas M Cherry who married M D Simmons in Montgomery Co TN on 17 December 1846. (80,40m)

2.     W D Cherry, a minister, lived at Santa Fe, Maury Co. He had a son-

        a.     Dr John E Cherry, died 14 March 1893 of consumption at Dixon's Station, TN. (53,61) (61)


        John M Cherry [C1a2f6e], son of Robert Cherry and Mary Worsley, was born 23 November 1803 in Edgecombe Co NC (or born in SC, Kershaw district?, or in VA). He married Elizabeth Elliot first, on 11 March 1824. Bible records show that they then moved to West TN and "were lost sight of." John and his first wife and family moved to Henderson Co in the early 1830s. In 1840 in Henderson Co, living next door was James Elliot, age 20s, his wife, and son under age 5. Living a few doors away was Thomas Elliot, age 30s. Elizabeth Elliot was born 19 February 1803 in SC, and died in 1838 in Henderson Co TN; she was buried in Sardis Cemetery, Henderson Co. After Elizabeth died, John married Elizabeth Wingate about 1838, before the summer of 1840. His second wife was born 18 April 1819 in SC (age 20-29 in 1840, 32 in 1850) and died on 7 November 1899; John died on 11 December 1852 and is buried in Sardis Cemetery next to his first wife. John M Cherry and Elizabeth Wingate lived near what was then called Wild Goose, TN, which later became Enville. Elizabeth Wingate is buried at Grove Springs Cemetery at Enville. John died when his children were young and Elizabeth was left alone to rear them. He had five children with each wife-

1.     James Leonard Cherry, b 1825 (24k)

2.     Joseph W Cherry, b 1830 (24k)

3.     Thomas Cherry, b 1833 in TN. (24kn)

4.     Marcus Lafayette Cherry, b 5 Aug 1834 in TN, died 9 October 1893 at Boyd, Wise Co TX. He was buried in Sardis Cemetery in Henderson Co TN. He married Louisa Caroline Stanfield and had eight children. (W,24knc)

5.     Francis Marion Cherry, b 24 Jun 1836 in Henderson Co TN. (24kn)

6.     Nancy Cherry, b 1839 in Henderson Co TN. (24kn)

7.     Jane Cherry, b 1841 in Henderson Co TN. (24n)

8.     Mary Ann Cherry, b 20 Mar 1845 in Henderson Co TN. (24n)

9.     John Peoples Cherry, b 17 Dec 1848

10.   William Jasper Cherry, b 20 Feb 1852 in Henderson Co TN, died 9 November 1910 and was buried in Sardis Cemetery, Henderson Co. He married Rachel Matilda Carroll. She was born 1 January 1858 and died 19 November 1892. She was buried in Sardis Cemetery, Henderson Co. Her gravestone says "Wife of W J Cherry." (24c)

Elizabeth Wingate came from NC (1850 & 1860 census says SC) with her brother, Peoples Wingate and her sister Linda Wingate.

The 1850 census taker for henderson Co TN had bad hearing; he listed John as John N Cherry, born in SC. (77,5aehp,24knqc)


        John Mack Cherry [C1a7d4c2d6], son of Boyd Cherry and Mary L Crayton Short, was born in July 1899 in Clay Co TN. He was not named when the 1900 census was taken. (77,64u)


        John Mack Cherry [C1a7d4c2c3h], son of Abraham Mack Cherry and Mandy Baley Jones, was born 27 March 1931 in Clay Co TN, and died 3 July 1985. He was buried in Jonestown Cemetery in Clay Co. (77,64xc)


        John Marion Cherry [C1a3f6e5a], son of Francis Marion Cherry and Susan Long, was born 17 May 1867, and was killed on on 21 March 1952 from a tornado. John was buried at Henderson City, Chester Co, TN. He married Lucy S Tarpley on 13 August 1901 in Chester Co. She was born in TN in 1880, daughter of John Tarpley and Fanny Witt. John and Lucy lived in Chester Co into the 1930s and had four children there-

1.     John F Cherry, b 3 Sep 1902. John married Pauline Scott on 12 May 1933, and lived at Henderson, Chester Co TN. He died on 14 September 1971 and was buried in Henderson City Cemetery. They had a daughter-

        a.     Marjorie Lucile Cherry, b 28 Apr 1934, married twice: to Julius Hobbs; and to Donald Coleman Ross. (77) (77,Z,463vwc )

2.     Mary Bernice Cherry, b 31 Dec 1905, died on 18 July 1927 and was buried in Henderson City Cemetery in Chester Co TN. (77,463vwc)

3.     Fannie Sue Cherry, b 17 Jan 1909, married Harry Alexander on 25 December 1925. He was born on 17 October 1905 and died on 7 March 1978. Fannie lived at Henderson, Chester Co TN when she died on 22 November 1987. (77,Z,463vw)

4.     William Benjamin Cherry, b 22 Oct 1917, married Florine Massey at Corinth, MS. She was born 3 September 1917 in TN. They had two children-

        a.     William Orby Cherry, b 31 Oct 1936, married Debbie _____. (77)

        b.     Mickey Francis Cherry, b 28 Feb 1948, married Sherry Roberts. They have a son-

                1.     Shayne Cherry (77) (77,463wf) (77,463mvwfxc)


        John Martin Cherry [C1a6e4h2b5], son of Pleasant Nelson Cherry and Susan Lillian Sands, was born in 1908, probably in Maury Co TN. (EC)


        John McAdoo Cherry [C1a7d4c2], son of Cary W Cherry and Isabella McAdoo, was born in February 1819 in Jackson Co TN. He married Louisa _____ about 1852, probably in Jackson Co where he was living in 1850 through 1880. Louisa was born in 1835, but died between November 1861 and 1870. Son Carry's 1925 death certificate namd John McAdoo Cherry's wife a Elizah _____, but since over 55 years had passed since she died, perhaps the name Elizah was not correct. In 1870 John and his four children were living near Gainesboro, Jackson Co, a few doors from his brother Wilson C Cherry. In 1880 John and his sons Tilford and Boyd lived with him, but were in Clay Co. He lived with his son Boyd in Clay Co in 1900. Joohn M and Louisa had four children-

a.     Cary Campbell Cherry, b 1 Jan 1853

b.     Tilford Cherry, b 1855

c.     Andrew Cherry, b 26 Nov 1858

d.     Boyd S Cherry, b 11 Nov 1861 (125,77,26knqr,64su)


        John Melvin Cherry [C1a8f5h1j], son of John Randolph Cherry and Mary Jane Sikes, was born 10 February 1883 in Hood Co TX, and died 30 March 1970 at Crosbyton, Crosby Co TX from pneumonia. W O Cherry was the informant for his death certificate. John's home was at Lorenzo, Crosby Co when he died. He married Vianna B "Annie" Atwood in Hood Co on 17 January 1904 and lived there next to his parents in 1910. She was born in Ellis Co on 29 June 1885, daughter of a Mr Atwood and Sarah E Davis (1844 LA). John was buried in Lorenzo Cemetery in Crosby Co. John and Annie had eight children, all in Hood Co. Seven were-

1.     William Odell Cherry, b 8 Jan 1905 at Tolar, Hood Co TX. He married Mary Edith Childress about 1928. She was born 23 October 1906 at Vashti, Clay Co, daughter of William A Childress (1872 TX) and Alma _____ (1880 TX, married 1897). In 1930 they lived at McAdoo, Dickens Co and both were school teachers. Odell died in June 1984 at Lorenzo, Crosby Co TX, and Edith died there on 13 May 1989. They had five children-

        a.     Mary Luetine Cherry, b 11 Mar 1929 in Dickens Co TX. (77,399bf)

        b.     Lera Dell Cherry, b 8 Jan 1933 in Clay Co TX. (77,400b)

        c.     Patricia Sue Cherry, b 20 Jun 1936 in Clay Co TX. She married Walter Ellis Brown and they had four children in TX-

                1.     Edith Mae Brown, b 25 Apr 1955 in Randall Co. (77,245b)

                2.     Martha Ann Brown, b 28 Jul 1957 at Lubbock. (77,402b)

                3.     Robert William Brown, b 25 Jul 1962 at Lubbock. (77,402b)

                4.     Charles Warren Brown, b 15 Sep 1965 at Lubbock. (77,402b) (77,400b)

        d.     Linda Cherry, b 5 Nov 1940 (77)

        e.     Atwood Cherry, b 9 Sep 1943 (77) (77,Z,40uvw,305vw,399f,400b)

2.     Inez Zona Cherry, b 27 Nov 1906 at Erick, Oklahoma Territory, but lived in Hood Co TX in 1910. She was not living at home in 1930, and married William Preston Brian on 25 December 1933. He was born 9 October 1910 in the Estacado Community of Llano Co, TX. At the end of their lives they lived at Crosbyton, Crosby Co TX. William died in May 1982 at Crosbyton and Inez died on 14 January 1991. They had four children in TX-

        a.     William Preston Brian Jr, 15 Oct 1934 in Lubbock Co. He married Ruth Rowlands on 11 March 1956 at Honolulu, HI. She was born 30 May 1926. William died at Laramie, Albany Co WY on 29 February 2008. They had two sons-

                1.     Ronny Duane Brian, b 24 Jun 1957 at Edwards Air Force Base Hospital, Edwards, Kern Co CA. (K)

                2.     Joel Kevin Brian, b 24 Nov 1960 at Hollywood, CA, died at Riverside, CA on 26 July 1980. He was buried in Riverside National Cemetery. Joel was an Aviation Ordnance Man in the US Navy. (K,CAbd,403c) (77,CAbd,Z, 402b, 403P)

        b.     Anna Beth Brian, b 20 Nov 1935 at Lorenzo, Crosby Co. She married Alexander Eugene Roby on 23 December 1955 at Dos Palos, CA. He was born 28 April 1934, son of Albert Eugene Roby and Beatrice Brown. Beth and Lex are school teachers at Odessa, TX. They had three children-

                1.     Rodney Eugene Roby, b 19 Mar 1957 at Oroville, Butte Co CA. (K,CAb)

                2.     Delinda Renee Roby, b 4 Mar 1958 at Hollywood, CA. (K,CAb)

                3.     Rebecca Ann Roby, b 13 Jul 1963 at Lubbock, TX. (K,402b) (77,K,398b)

        c.     Thomas Jefferson Brian, b 4 Jul 1944 at Abilene, Taylor Co TX. He married Edith Ann Emmett on 22 August 1969 at Lorenzo, Crosby Co. She was born 30 March 1944, daughter of Dr George E Emmett. Tom and Ann are a grade school principal and teacher at Crosbyton. (77,K,310b,398P)

        d.     Cherrydel Brian, b 8 Jan 1946 at Tulia, Swisher Co, died on 30 June 1972 at Lubbock. Her gravestone has a June 30 date for her death; her death certificate says June 29. She was buried in Lorenza Cemetery in Crosby Co. She was a high school art teacher at Odessa, TX. (77,K,401b, 402d,398c) (77,305vw)

3.     Sarah Jane Cherry, b 28 Jan 1910 in Hood Co TX. She married Thomas L Kidwell. He was born 5 October 1901, and at the end of his life was living at San Antonio. Thomas died in March 1978. (77,Z,305vw,398f,466f)

4.     Johnnie Magdalene Cherry, b 10 Mar 1912 at Goodwell, TX. She married Raymond Lewis Eldredge. He was born 31 August 1915. They had four children-

        a.     Johnnie Raye Eldredge, b 11 Jan 1937. She married Duane Johnson. He was born 29 March 1935. (77,465b)

        b.     Raymond Odell Eldredge, b 28 Nov 1938. He married Mary Etta Young. She was born 11 March 1949. (77,465b)

        c.     Infant Eldredge, b 30 Mar 1943, died young. (77,465b)

        d.     Ronald Cherry Eldredge, b 30 Mar 1943. He married Willie Lee Hansard on 8 August 1963. She was born 21 June 1945. (77) (77,305w,398f,465fb)

5.     Jessie Beatrice Cherry, b 1 Nov 1915. She married A D McDougal on 18 November 1934. He was born 4 December 1914, and died on 12 October 1989, probably at Lockesburg, Sevier Co AR where he was living. Jessie died 8 October 2001. They were buried in Becton Cemetery near Lubbock. They had four children, three in Bosque Co TX-

        a.     Dorothy Lee McDougal, b 28 Nov 1935. She married Wayne Shipp. He was born 2 August 1935 in Hale Co, son of Thomas Alvin Shipp and Ida Lou Warsham. (77,404b, 405b)

        b.     Donald Ray McDougal, b 9 Jul 1937. He married Betty Ann Peats on 14 July 1963. She was born 2 April 1942. They lived at Oklahoma City in the 1990s. (77)

        c.     Billie Jean McDougal, b 26 Aug 1940. She married Darryl Sykes on 14 July 1973. (77, 404b)

        d.     Sarah Beth McDougal, b 12 Feb 1942. She married Edward Bailey Smith on 14 January 1967. He was born 6 October 1936. They had a daughter-

                1.     Melissa Kay Smith, b 18 Mar 1969 in Potter Co TX. (244b) (77,305w, 398f,404b,402c)

6.     Melvin D Cherry, b 30 Jul 1918. He married Edna Lobb in Denver Co CO. Edna was born 1 December 1922 at Denver. They had two children-

        a.     Kathie Cherry, b 8 May 1943. She married James Woodward. He was born 13 Dec 1942 at Lubbock, TX. (77)

        b.     Barbara Cherry, b 10 Jun 1946. She married George Elbert Foreman. He was born 14 April 1946. (77) (77,305w,398f)

7.     Herman Glyn Cherry, b 14 Sep 1920. He married Rena Dell Simmons. She was born 10 November 1922. They had two children-

        a.     John William Cherry, b 23 Oct 1942 in Crosby Co TX. He married Elizabeth Ruth McGehee. She was born 25 October 1950 in Harris Co, daughter of Nathan Cass McGehee and Mary Ruth Winebrenner. (77,465b,192b)

        b.     Rena Glyndell Cherry, b 5 Jul 1945 in Lamb Co. She married James Louthan. He was born 1 July 1944. (77,466b) (77,398f) (77,305uvw,398f,466f)


        John Milton Cherry [C2d1h6], son of James Harvey Cherry Jr and Sarah Nevins, was born 26 March 1842 in Macoupin Co IL. He married Charlotte Jane Melton in Macoupin Co on 30 March 1862 and lived in Macoupin Co in 1870. She was born 11 February 1839 at Shelbyville, KY, and died died 23April 1881 at Scottville, Macoupin Co. In 1880 they lived at Scottville, Macoupin Co. John then married Mrs Rachel Ann (Maxfield) Meyers on 28 February 1886. She was born in June 1849 in IL and had five children by 1900; this marriage must have been her second since only one Cherry child born after 1886 lived with them in 1900. John was a merchant in a dry goods store in 1910. He died on 1 October 1917 at Scottville and was buried there in Panther Creek Cemetery, as was his first wife Jane. He and Jane had eight children, and with Rachel he had one-

a.     Henry Holland Cherry, b 1863, died in 1925. He was buried in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville, Macoupin Co. He married Mrs Jolena A McVery Adkins in Macoupin Co on 4 June 1892. (77,M,60rsmc)

b.     Lillie Belle Cherry, b 15 Nov 1866 at Scottville, Macoupin Co. She married Jacob Mayes in Macoupin Co on 23 September 1883, and died 20 July 1945 at Scottville. Jacob was born in Macoupin Co on 21 August 1860, son of Chesley Mayes (1822 TN) and Sarah _____ (1824 TN), and died at Scottville on 6 July 1908. In 1900 they were at Scottville and Jaob was a flour miller. They had six children by 1900-

        1-3. three children Mayues, b & d 1884-1900 (60u)

        4.     Vernie Mayes, b May 1893 (60u)

        5.     Earl Mayes, b Sep 1894 (60u)

        6.     Ronald Mayes, b Oct 1897 (60u) (77,60rsmu)

c.     Luella Cherry, b 1868 (60rs)

d.     Rosa M Cherry, b Dec 1869 (age 6/12 in 1870). She married Everett Atteberry in Macoupin Co on 1 December 1897. He was born in May 1864 in Macoupin Co, son of Louis Marion Atteberry (1838 MO, married 1863) and Louisa Smith (1846 IL). In 1930 Everett and his wife Dora lived at Cahokia, Macoupin Co with his son Lawrence. What happend to Rosa is not known. Dora was born in IL in 1870. He and Rosa had five children-

        1.     Velma Atteberry, b Dec 1899 (age 6/12 in 1900) (7,60u)

        2.     child Atteberry, b 1902 (77)

        3.     Lawrence Atteberry, 1905 (77,60wf)

        4.     George Atteberry, b 1906 (77,60w)

        5.     Ethel Atteberry, b 1908 (77,60w) (77,60rsmv)

e.     Julia Nellie Cherry, b May 1871. She married William Boyd at Scottville, Macoupin Co on 3 October 1889 and they lived at Scottville. He was born in June 1860 in KY. Julia died on 10 February 1905 and was buried in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville. William died 22 March 1939 at Carlinville, Macoupin Co. They had two children-

        1.     child Boyd b & d 1890s. (60u)

        2.     Ruth Boyd, b 1900, died in 1901 and was buried with her mother in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville. (60c) (77,60smuc)

f.     Martha Cherry, b 1873 (60s)

g.     John Milton Cherry Jr, b 9 Sep 1875. He was John E in the 1880 census. John lived at Scottville in 1918, and died in 1942. He was buried in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville, Macoupin Co next to his brother Henry. On their stones are the word "Brothers." John had not married as of 1910. He was a merchant in a dry goods store then. (M,60uvc)

h.     James Harvey Cherry, b 5 Jul 1878, died 21 April 1960. He was buried in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville, Macoupin Co. In 1918 he lived at Tulsa, OK and was a cabinet maker. He named Grace Cherry as his nearest relative when he registered for the WW1 draft. She was Grace Jackson, born 24 August 1879. They married in Macoupin Co on 1 March 1899. Grace died 23 December 1967 and was buried with James. (77,M,60rsmc)

i.      Otho M Cherry, b 12 Sep 1887, died 16 July 1970. He was buried in Panther Creek Cemetery at Scottville with his wife Virgie L Berryman. She was born 19 September 1889, daughter of Henry A Berryman and Clara L Dugger, and died 18 October 1967. Otho and Virgie married soon before April 1910 and lived with her parents at Nortonville, Morgan Co. Henry Berryman and Clara married in Macoupin Co on 2 September 1885. (60umc,134v)

j.      Birdie N Cherry, b & d 1891 and was buried in Panther Creek Cemetery. Her gravestone has the date, plus "Dau Of J M & A M Cherry." (80c)

Living with John M Cherry and Rachel in 1910 was granddaughter Bertha Strahan, born in 1891. She was a daughter of Effa Pearl Meyers and William Strahan. Pearl was Rachel Ann Meyers’s daughter from her first marriage with A Mr Meyers about 1869. (77,C, 60nqmrsc)


        John Peoples Cherry [C1a3f6e9], son of John M Cherry and Elizabeth Wingate, was born 17 December 1848 in Henderson Co TN. He married Susan Catherine Hughes in Hardin Co on 16 January 1878 or a few days after (this was the marriage license date). Susan was born 12 April 1858 in Hardin Co, daughter of Burrell Hughes and Polly Odom, and died on 24 July 1939 (1940, per TP) at Henderson in Chester Co; John died on 27 September 1931. Since they were married in Hardin Co and their son Burl was buried there in 1885, John and his family must have spent the first few years in or near Hardin Co before the moved to Chester Co, the county at the west side of Hardin Co. They had five children-

a.     Rosetta E Cherry, b 27 Jun 1878

b.     Mary Louaddie Cherry, b 3 Sep 1881

c.     John Burl Cherry, b 15 Mar 1884

d.     Bessie Inez Cherry, b 26 Jan 1891

e.     James Leonard Cherry, b 21 Jun 1895 (77,TP,51,9m,24n)


        John R Cherry [C1a7d4c1f3f], son of Lawrence Huston Cherry and Nora Alice Spear, was born 10 August 1918 in Clay Co TN, and died at Red Boiling Springs, Macon Co on 18 January 1998. (Z,77,64wf)


        John Randolph Cherry [C1a8f5h1], son of Henry G Cherry and Malitha Shemwell, was born 20 December 1841 in Stewart Co TN. He married Mary Jane Sikes on 26 January 1865 in Stewart Co. They lived in Stewart Co until about 1879 when the moved to Hood Co TX. John’s brother Joseph and his family moved with John at the same time. Mary Jane was born 29 March 1845 in Stewart Co TN, daughter of William Sikes and Ms Grarney, and died 21 January 1916 at Granbury, Hood Co TX. In 1930 John lived in Hood Co with his daughter Mattie. John died in Hood Co on 3 September 1932. In 1880 and 1900 they lived in Hood Co and John remained there into the 1930s. He was buried in Asbury Cemetery at Tolar, Hood Co next to Mary. Their gravestone is now (2006) so new that is it is obvious that it was put there perhaps 75 years after John died. In any case, it has the birth and death dates shown here. They had eleven children-

a.     William Cherry, b 4 Feb 1866

b.     Estella Meletha Cherry, b 2 Aug 1868

c.     Lucy McKinsey Cherry, b 17 Jun 1870

d.     James C Cherry, b 26 Mar 1873

e.     Zalmon A Cherry, b 1875

f.     Bradley Cherry, b 1876

g.     Mary Earl Cherry, b 8 Feb 1878

h.     J B Cherry, b 1879

i.      Mattie Mae Cherry, b 12 Apr 1881

j.      John Melvin Cherry, b 10 Feb 1883

k.     Norman Franklin Cherry, b 28 Jan 1885 (77,37nm,305svwfdc)


        John Richard T Cherry [C1a8f4g8], son of Gerrard Yarrell Cherry and Mary Ann Katheryn Edwards, was born in 1844 in Todd Co KY. He was a lad of about 11 when his family moved to Red River Co TX. (77,66n)


        John Robert Cherry [C1a3f6e10e], son of William Jasper Cherry and R Matilda Carroll, was born 4 May 1886 in TN, and died on 1 July 1974 in TN. He married Vida Presley on 5 May 1912, and married Bertie McBride on 27 April 1957. (77)


        John T Cherry [], married Sarah Lancaster. She was born 20 December 1841 in Pendleton Co KY, daughter of John Lancaster, and died at Brodhead, Rockcastle Co on 3 October 1913. She was buried in Brodhead Cemetery. They had three children who died of scarlet fever in Pendleton Co-

1.     Emma J Cherry, b 1861 in KY, died 6 June 1876 (416d) (416d)

2.     Sallie F Cherry, b Oct 1871 in KY, died 17 December 1876 (4167d)

3.     Waller Cherry, b Jun 1876 in KY, died 5 January 1877 (416d)


        John Thomas Cherry [C1a8c1a3c7], son of Joel Lilley Cherry and Mary Ann Hines, was born 19 February 1856 in Linn Co MO. He probably married by 1878 and his wife died by 1880. John was living with his parents in 1880, with an apparent daughter (shown in the census as a granddaughter to John's parents). John did marry Leckie Hartley on 13 October 1881 in Washington Co AR, and died on 14 January 1916 at Wetumka, OK. His five children, four with Leckie, were-

a.     Susan Ida Cherry, b 23 Jul 1879 (age 10/12 on 9 June 1880 when the census taker came, and was born in July 1879). Susan died 22 July 1881 in Washington Co AR and was buried in Rose Cemetery. He gravestone has an 1880 birth date for her. (W,610sc)

b.     Lillie Mae Cherry, b 15 Apr 1883 in Washington Co AR. In 1900 she lived in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory with her parents. She married Thomas Haywood Lasiter. He was born at Tioga, Grayson Co TX on 27 October 1881, and lived in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory in 1900. His parents were George Washington Lasiter (1858-1935) and Melissa Cheracy Peters (1864-1920). In 1918 Haywood and Lilklie lived at Oklahoma City. They had a daughter-

        1.     Ruby Lasiter (W)

Haywood's parents were buried in Oakwood Cemetery at Wewoka. (W,609u,591u,608c)

c.     Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Cherry, b 4 Jan 1885 in AR, died 20 July 1961 at Wetumka, OK. She was buried in Wetumka Cemetery. Mary married O B Hayden on 18 December 1901 at Wewoka, Indian Territory OK. He was born 26 December 1876 at Callao, Macon Co MO, and died on 15 July 1958 at Holdenville, OK. O B was also buried in Wetumka Cemetery. They had eight children-

        1.     Cloyce Hayden, b 1903, died about 1904 and was buried at Holdenville.

        2.     Clyde Cherry Hayden, b 7 Sep 1905 at Holdenville, OK, died on 27 May 1966 at Corpus Christi, TX. He was buried at Rockport, Aransas Co TX. Clyde married Ruth Nolen on 28 November 1929 at Holdenville. She was born 23 March 1908 at Wetumka, OK.

        3.     Hazel Lorraine Hayden, b 2 Nov 1908 at Wetumka, OK. She married Monroe Lambeth on 9 May 1925 at Henrietta, OK. He was born 18 August 1900 at Austin, TX, and died on 11 November 1976 at Okemah, OK. Hazel died on 19 May 1967 at Oklahoma City and was buried at Wetumka.

        4.     Maxine Elliot Hayden, b 8 Dec 1910 at Wetumka, OK. She married William Hamilton 16 September 1926 at Henrietta, OK. He was born 8 July 1902 at Colorado City, TX, and died in October 1966. (77,Z)

        5.     Grace Rovella Hayden, b 8 Nov 1916 at Wetumka, OK. She married Wayne Jones Chowins on 19 February 1932 at Wetumka. He was born 19 February 1910 at Wetumka, and lived there when he died on 13 October 1989. (77,Z)

        6.     Jack Pershing Hayden, b Sep 1919 at Wetumka, OK, died on 16 January 1921. He was buried in Wetumka.

        7.     Howard Gene Hayden, b 17 Nov 1923 at Wetumka, OK. He married Loretta Ritter on 2 September 1950 at Oklahoma City. She was born 23 January 1931 at Hobart. Howard died at Oklahoma City in February 1981. (77,Z)

        8.     Wanda Lee Hayden, b 9 May 1928 at Wetumka, OK. She married Jack Dempsey on 23 December 1949 at Van Buren, AR. He was born 29 April 1924 at Magazine, AR. (WW,609u)

d.     Maude Cherry, b 12 Aug 1888 in AR. She married Fred Lasiter in 1907 and lived at Wewoka, Seminiole Co OK. He was born in TX in 1883, son of George Washington Lasiter (1858-1935) and Melissa Chercie Peters (1864-1920), and was a printer. Fred was a brother of Thomas Haywoopd Lasiter who married Maude's sister Lillie Mae Cherry. They had two children in OK-

        1.     Alta Mae Lasiter, b 18 May 1907 in OK, died in October 1984 at Wewoka, Seminole Co.  (Z,608v)

        2.     Lawrence "Bud" Lasiter, b 9 Oct 1913 in OK, died in March 1986 at Wewoka, Seminole Co. (Z,W,608w) (W,609u,608w)

e.     c hild Cherry, b & d abt 1890 (609u) (77,90,101,376q,610r,608v,609u)


        John V Cherry [C3a5], son of Jacob Cherry and Sarah _____, was a brother of Jacob Cherry of Kershaw Co SC. John V was born about 1802 in NC. He married Louisa C Daniels about 1826. She died within ten years, and John married Nancy Precious Seats about 1837. She was born 13 March 1811 in KY, and died on 8 January 1882 in Morris Co\ TX. There were three Cherry men on the Titus Co TX Tax Roster of 1846: J B Cherry; Jesse Cherry, and S R Cherry. Probably John V was the "J B" Cherry of the tax list. John died on 27 May 1847 in Titus Co TX and was buried in Concord Cemetery at Coffee Springs, Morris Co TX, as was Nancy. John and Louisa had a son, and with Nancy he had five more children-

a.     William Lewis Cherry, b 5 Aug 1826 in GA, died on 22 April 1878 at Biardstown, Lamar Co TX. He was buried in Friendship Cemetery in Lamar Co. William married Elizabeth Cordell before 1849 in TX. She was born in 1829 in TN, died in TX, and was buried in TX. They had five children. William then married Martha Catherine Johnson in Lamar Co on 1 February 1865. She was born about 1838 and died at Clardy in Lamar Co; Martha was buried at Paris, Lamar Co. They had three children. Will's last wife was Martha M Stanley, whom he married in Titus Co on 29 September 1872. She died on 8 April 1905. They had a son. William’s children were-

        1.     John Franklin Cherry, b 1850, died 1927. (W)

        2.     David Monroe Cherry, b 1854, died 1880. (W)

        3.     Mary C Cherry, b 1858, died 1927. She married a Mr Tyson. (W)

        4.     James Marion Cherry (W)

        5.     Marcus Napoleon Cherry (W)

        6.     George Curtis Cherry, b 1868, died 1908. (W)

        7.     Clemmet Ison Cherry, b 1869, died 1912. (W)

        8.     Ida Cherry (W)

        9.     Sam Houston Cherry (W)

Some Lamar Co marriages were: Thomas R Cherry to Mrs Delinda Brackeen on 12 December 1844; J B McIwin to E Cherry on 25 December 1849; John S Sheperd to Rebecca Cherry on 14 April 1842. (JC,347c)

b.     Rebecca Cherry (JC)

c.     John P Cherry, b 1840 in TX. (JC)

d.     Mary A Cherry, b abt 1842 in TX. (JC,62q)

e.     James T Cherry, b 27 Jun 1843 in Titus Co TX. He married Esther Frances Scott on 11 January 1865 in TX. She was born in 1844 in AL, daughter of David M Scott and Mary M _____. Esther died in 1882; in 1883 James married Mary Elnora Glass, daughter of M A Glass. He had children with both wives. (JC,62q)

f.     Nancy Cherry, b 1846 in TX. (JC) (Where in 1860?) (JC,121,62q)


        John W Cherry [unknown], of Gibson Co TN in 1840, was born in 1793 in NC; his wife Mary _____ was born in 1799 in NC. They were the only two in his household in 1840, and were not found in Gibson Co in 1850. In 1860 they were living in Weakley Co, and were the only ones in their household. (13kn,45q)


        John W Cherry [C1a8c1a3], son of James J Cherry, was born between 1795 and 1800 in either Martin Co NC or in Davidson Co TN. He married Elizabeth Boyer in Rutherford Co TN on 29 January 1818; bond was posted by Thomas Bragg, future husband of John's sister Catherine (Catherine and Thomas were married on 12 February 1818). Elizabeth was born 19 July 1798 in Stokes Co NC, daughter of Henry Boyer (born about 1769) and Margery (Marjory?) Mullikin (born 4 March 1777). In 1820 they were not listed in their own home, but instead John's father James Cherry had an extra young woman age 16 to 25 in his household who was not listed in the 1810 census. This may have been Elizabeth Boyer, living with her new husband John in his father's home. Elizabeth gave her age as 53 in the 1850 census of Linn Co MO, and was born in NC. By 1823 John and Elizabeth had settled in Howard Co MO, and in 1832 had moved to Linn Co. Some of the Bragg families of Rutherford Co TN had also settled in Howard Co. In 1830 there were John Cherry and Lewis Lilly, Henry Bragg, & Joseph Bragg families in the county. In 1840 there were William Cherry and the two prior Bragg families. The 1840 census of Linn Co also had a John Cherry family. John died at home in Linn Co on 29 November 1848 and was buried there in Magnolia Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Elizabeth died at her home in Linn Co in April 1860. Elizabeth Cherry, widow of John W Cherry, appeared before the Justice of the Peace of Linn Co MO and filed a claim for a land Grant as the widow of a war veteran. Her sister, Katherine Goodman, was one of the witnesses. John was a Tennessee Volunteer in the War of 1812. He entered on 27 September 1814 and was discharged on the following April 27. He served in Captain James Pace's Tennessee Volunteers, and was a soldier under General Jackson.

        Census records show that John had 10 sons; nine were named in Elizabeth's request for a veteran land grant. The boys were all born in Howard or Linn Counties MO-

a.     James Cherry, b 1820 (90,101,102,54n)

b.     Henry L Cherry, b 1822 (90,101,102)

c.     Joel Lilley Cherry, b 19 Dec 1824 in Howard Co MO. He died on 8 February 1901 at Wewoka, Indian Territory OK. (77,90,101,102,54n)

d.     Jesse Cherry, b 1827 in Howard Co MO. (77,90,101,102,54n)

e.     John Fielding Cherry, b 25 Mar 1829 in Howard Co MO. (90,77,101,102,54n)

f.     William Cherry, b 1831-1835. He may be William Jasper Cherry, born in 1832. (77,90,101, 102)

g.     George A Cherry, b 1833 in Howard Co MO. (77,90,101,102,54n)

h.     Spencer Clifton Cherry, b 1835 in Howard Co MO. He had a child-

        1.     Spencer Cherry, b Jan 1860 (77) (77,90,101,102,54n)

i.      Daniel P Cherry, b 1836 (90,101,102)

j.      Hugh Martin Cherry, b 1840 in Linn Co MO. (77,90,101,102, 39i,54nm) (90,101,102, 39im,54n)


        John W Cherry [C2d1d], son of Benjamin Cherry III and and unknown mother, was born about 1797 in Franklin Co GA (age 40-49 in 1840, 53 in 1850). He lived next door to his brother William’s widow in 1840 (census page 53). In John’s home then were three boys and five girls, but no wife; she had died in the late 1840s. In 1850 John lived in Macoupin Co next door to son Zebulon Cherry and daughter Sarah J Cherry who was married to Asher Solomon. When John W Cherry’s son John F Cherry died, John F’s son Ralph B Cherry claimed that John F’s father was John W Cherry. Hence we know the middle initial for his name. John W Cherry’s children were-

1.     Zebulon M P Cherry, b 1821

2.     Catherine A Cherry, b 1822

3.     John F Cherry, b Aug 1827

4.     Nancy Caroline Cherry, b 1829

5.     Sarah J Cherry, b 1830

6.     son Cherry, b 1831-1835 (60k)

7.     dau Cherry, b 1836-1840 (60k)

8.     dau Cherry, b 1836-1840 (60k) (60knp,129r)


        John W Cherry [C2d1f4c], son of William B Cherry and Sarah Jane Gross, was born in November 1852 in Macon Co MO. He married Ophelia Cooper in Macon Co on 18 May 1873. He also married Sidney J _____ in 1890. Ophelia must have died in the late 1880s because he had two sons living with him and his new wife Sidney in 1900, and these boys were born before his marriage with Sidney. Sidney was born in MO in March 1864, and was married before. She had four living children by 1900, but only one was John’s child, and she was living with them. John’s children were born in Macon Co MO-

1.     William Alfred Cherry, b 9 Dec 1882 at Ethel, Macon Co MO. He was married twice by 1910 and lived in Jefferson Co MT. His second wife was Annie May _____, born in TN in 1889. They married in 1908. by 1918 and lived at Jefferson Co MT; his brother Cooper also lived there. William was a farmer in 1910 anbd 1920, but in 1930 he was a school janitor and they lived at Bynum, Teton Co MT. They had two sons in Jefferson Co MT-

        a.     Wesley A Cherry, b 1812 in MT. (241w,238f)

        b.     John W Cherry, b 1914 in MT. (241w,238f) (M,140u,241vw,238f)

2.     Cooper D Cherry, b 11 Aug 1886 at Ethel, Macon Co MO. He was a farmer in Jefferson Co MT in 1910, living next door to his brother William, and was not married. In 1920 he was a salesman living at Jefferson, Madison Co MT; in 1930 he was still single, and was an inmate in the Montana State Hospital for the insane at Warm Springs, Deer Lodge Co. (M,140u, 241v,240w, 239f)

3.     Maidee Cherry, b Sep 1890 (140u) (140qrmu)


        John W Cherry [C1a3f6d4a], son of Marcus Lafayette Cherry and Louisa Caroline Stanfield, was born in 1859 at Centre Point, Henderson Co TN, and died in April 1900. He is buried in Nelsons Cemetery at Boyd, TX. (77,24q)


        John (Wesley?) Cherry [C1a8i3h], son of William B Cherry and Lottie Hopkins, was born about 1800 in Edgecombe Co NC. He married in the 1820s to a woman born in the 1810s; they were living in Warren Co KY in 1840, and had children. John may have also married Ann E Rice in Macoupin Co IL on 17 June 1853. She was born in 1829 in KY. John had at least eight children-

1.     son Cherry, b 1826-1830 in Warren Co KY. (57k)

2.     son Cherry, b 1831-1835 in Warren Co KY. (57k)

3.     dau Cherry, b 1831-1835 in Warren Co KY. (57k)

4.     son Cherry, b 1831-1835 in Warren Co KY. (57k)

5.     dau Cherry, b 1836-1840 in Warren Co KY. (57k)

6.     son Cherry, b 1836-1840 in Warren Co KY. (57k)

7.     dau Cherry, b 1836-1840 in Warren Co KY. (57k)

8.     Mary Cherry, b 1868 in IL. (77) (77,C,57hk)


        John Wesley Cherry [C2d2a7], son of William Cherry and Ann Crawford, was born in 1824 in Overton Co TN, and died 5 February 1881 in IL. He married Purlina E Peale in Macoupin Co on 30 November 1843. She was born in KY in 1827. They moved to Hancock Co, four counties nortwest of Macoupin Co, where they remained. He was a farmer there, but in 1870 his profession was a "Cattler and Produce Dealer" (a fancy title for a farmer?). He was a farmer again in 1880. They had eight children by 1870, all but one born in IL-

a.     Martha E Cherry, b 1844, married Jonas P Cutler in Hancock Co on 8 February 1866. (61nm)

b.     Emily A Cherry, b 1845 (61n)

c.     Elvira Cherry, b 1848 (61n) Mary E Cherry married Benjamin F Critttenden in Hancock Co on 26 April 1866. (61m)

d.     Elbert C Cherry, b 1852 in IA. He married Hattie Bowman in Hancock Co on 1 September 1874. Later, as "Mrs Hattie M Cherry," she married Isaac Bliss in Hancock Co on 23 May 1889. (61qrm)

e.     William Prater Cherry, b 1856, married Emma Grigsby in McDonough Co on 25 September 1879 (the county just east of Hancock Co). In 1880 they lived with his parents in Prairie Twp. Emily was born in IL in 1862. William was a "Professor of Penmanship" in 1880. (61qrs,59m)

f.     Herman G Cherry, b 1864. He married Sarah E Dennison in Hancock Co on 28 February 1882. (61rsm)

g.     Emmet A Cherry, b 1867 (61rs)

h.     Medora Cherry, b 1869. She married Earl C Barber in Hancock Co on 2 April 1889. (61rsm)

Living with John and Pauline in 1850 was 14 year old John Cook.

Cousin John F S Cherry [C2d2c4] had also moved to Hancock Co. (W,C,70j,57k, 60km, 61nqr)


        John Wesley Cherry [C1a8i3j3], son of Allen A Cherry and Margaret T Wilkes, was born 2 February 1834 in Warren Co KY. His death certificate says he was "84 yrs 7 mos 9 ds" when he died on "Sep 11th, 1916" and was born "Feby 21, 1916" and was a widower. Census records show that he was age 36 in 1870, 66 in 1900, 76 in 1910. He married Mary Elizabeth Manning in Warren Co on 7 November 1857. She was born 12 March 1840 in KY, and died 15 November 1898. They lived next door to his parents in 1860 in Warren Co. In 1870 and 1880 they lived at Hadley, Warren Co. In 1900 and 1910 John lived at Stallard Springs, Warren Co, and was a widower. His son Columbus lived with him then. John died 11 September 1916 at Hazlip Mill, Warren Co of uremic poisoning, and was a son of "A A Cherry." John and Mary were buried at Bowling Green in Halls Chapel Cemetery. C C Cherry of Bowling Green was the informant for his death certificate. John's gravestone says his birth year was 1834, which agrees with census records. John's three children were born in Warren Co-

a.     Elizabeth Graves Cherry, b 4 Oct 1858

b.     Alona Briggs Cherry, b 13 Oct 1865

c.     Christopher Columbus Cherry, b 4 Apr 1868

In 1860 there was a young man of 19 years, Gettie O Cherry [C1a8i3j8a6], living with John and Mary; he was a great-nephew. Also, other close neighbors in 1860 were George Washington Cherry [C1a8i3r], and Bailey Harrison Cherry [C1a8i3t], who were the younger brothers of John's father. (57mqrsuvwdc)


        John Wilson Cherry [C1a3f6d4b3], son of Scerenus Cecil Cherry and Beedie Ann Austin, was born 25 March 1888 at Enville, Chester Co TN. He died on 9 December 1963. John married Coma Edna Tedford and they had seven children-

a.     Roy Cherry, married Frances Johns.

b.     Haggard Cherry, married Carolyn Haynes.

c.     Ray Cherry, b 1920, married Hazel Frye.

d.     Tillman Cherry, married Theda McPherson, and married Margie Gardner.

e.     Carrie Neal Cherry

f.     Knox Glenn Cherry, married Patsy Johns.

g.     Nancy Cherry, married Kay D Wyatt. (77)


        John Wilson Cherry [C1a7d4c1a2], son of James Boyd Cherry and America Minor, was born 11 February 1872 in Jackson Co TN. He married Allie B Carver. (77)


        Johnson Blair Cherry Jr [C1a6e2h1f3a1], son of Johnson Blair Cherry and Florence Snodgrass, was born 2 June 1939 in Travis Co TX. He married Sheila Mitchell at Lubbock on 16 February 1974 and they had a daughter-

a.     Catherine Anne Cherry, b 2 February 1977 at Lubbock, TX. (TXb) (TXbm)


        Johnson Blair Cherry [C1a6e2h1f3a], son of Francis Starr Cherry and Mozelle Correll, was born 7 August 1901 at Kerens, Navarro Co TX. His father died when he was a boy, before 1920, and Blair and his brother Alton were taken in by an orphan’s home in Parker Co. Blair was graduated from Texas Christian University in 1924 and became a football coach with an outstanding career. He moved to Fort Worth about 1927 and began coaching there at Northside High School, after the 1929-1930 school year he became coach at Amarillo High School. In 1930 at Fort Worth he was still single. His mother and his cousin Marjorie Miller (age 17, born in OK) lived with him then. He married Florence Snodgrass from Amarillo in 1936, and the next year he became a coach at the University of Texas. He resigned from coaching in 1950 and became an oilman at Lubbock. He was voted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame shortly before he died at Lubbock on 10 September 1966 and was buried in Llano Cemetery at Amarillo. He and Florence had two children, both born in Travis Co-

1.     Johnson Blair Cherry Jr, b 2 Jun 1939

2.     Rosemary Cherry, b 27 Oct 1940 (TXb, 382Gv, 405w,347f)


        Jonas Cherry [C1a4b], son of Thomas Cherry and Sarah Willson, was born about 1708 in Norfolk Co VA. He was listed as a son of Thomas on the tithable listing from Suggs Mills to Deep Creek in June 1730. Jonas was not named in his father's 1748 will. Therefore he may have already received his inheritance, or died between June 1730 and April 1748. He did not appear on the 1785, nor the 1810 census of Norfolk Co. (77,EC,RM, C,90, 1z,28pz)


        Jonas Bailey Cherry [C1a7d4b12a2], son of James T Cherry and Sarah Elizabeth Pennington, was born 15 June 1881 in Clay Co TN. He married Nellie Belle Huffines in Jackson Co on 5 November 1904. They lived in Jackson Co in 1910. She was born in TN on 10 May 1886, daughter of James Adam Huffines (1848-1900) and Nely Caroline Wiggins (1857-1910), and died 8 April 1952 at Gainsboro, Jackson Co. Jonas died in Jackson Co on 23 December 1931 and Nellie the lived with her son James. She and Jonas had ten children, all in Jackson Co-

a.     James Adam Cherry, b 27 Oct 1905, died at Gainesboro, Jackson Co on 15 March 1950. (26vw)

b.     child Cherry, b & d abt 1907 (26v)

c.     John Thomas Cherry, b 14 Jan 1910, died in January 1959. He married Leatha _____. She was born in 1885 in TN. (W,26vw)

d.     Etta Elzora Cherry, b 1913 – 1946. She married Radford Leo Whitaker in Jackson Co on 19 April 1930. He was born in TN on 9 December 1898, son of Jerome Whitaker and Mandy Allie Shaw. They lived in Jackson Co in 1940 and had a daughter-

        1.     Blanche M Whitaker, b 1932 (26x) (W,M,64w,26wfx)

e.     Oda Cherry, b 1916 (26w)

f.     Vera Eva Cherry, b 1918, died in 2006. She married Fred K Settles 1920 – 1988. (W,26w)

g.     Martha Anna Cherry, b 16 Aug 1921, died 24 April 2004 at Madison, Davidson Co. She lived with her brother James in Jackson Co in 1940. Martha married twice. One marriage was on 10 September 1955 with Joseph Raymond Andrews in Robertson Co. They were already living at Nashville then. Joe was born 23 September 1898. (W,26x,18m)

h.     Lexie Molean Cherry, b 7 May 1925. She lived wioth her brother James in Jackson Co in 1940-, and at Nashville, Davidson Co on 20 January 1990. She married Grady Poteet. He died in 1963. (W,26x)

i.      Pearlie Cherry, b 1931 (26x)

j.      dau Cherry (64u,26mvw)


        Jonathan Cherry Jr [C1a5b2a], son of Jonathan Cherry "bricklayer of Martin Co" NC, was born in 1754, probably in Tyrell Co, in the part which became Martin Co in 1774. Jonathan Cherry gave his "worthy friend" Joel Cherry (Jonathan Jr's uncle) his power of attorney on 29 September 1810 in Martin Co; We know this was Jonathan Jr because he could not sign his name, while his father could. And on 20 January 1811 Jonathan sold 133 acres at "bever dam swamp yarnells old corner" to Jonathan Ward. The transaction was signed by Joel Cherry for Jonathan. This land was next to Jesse Cherry's and Jonathan Cherry's property. Earlier, on 28 September 1810 Jonathan sold 50 acres in Martin Co to Edward Byrd, land on the north side of Beaver Dam Swamp; this was witnessed by Jesse Cherry (deed book F, page 21). Jonathan did make an attempt at signing, which looks like a child's attempt at making the letter W. An "Elder Jonathan Cherry" was the pastor of the Baptist church at Little Conetoe in Edgecombe Co in 1803. Perhaps the pastor was this Jonathan. Jonathan Cherry Jr moved to Bedford Co TN sometime after 1810. Bedford Co TN in those years was in what is today the center of TN, just north of Lincoln Co. Bedford Co was the county just east of Maury Co where where Jeremiah Cherry had moved about 1806 from Martin Co NC. Jonathan had two sons, and probably others-

1.     Joseph Cherry, b abt 1776

2.     William W Cherry, b 1777 (77,1z,C)


        Jonathan Cherry [C1a5b2], son of Faithful Cherry Jr, was born about 1734, either in Norfolk Co VA or in Tyrrell Co NC. He was named in his father's 9 February 1787 will as a son. On 7 January 1775 Jonathan Cherry bought 200 acres in Martin Co from Needham Bryan, land which already contained houses and other buildings. And on 6 March 1775 Thomas Beach of Martin Co sold to "Jonathan Cherry of the Province of NC & Co of Martin brick layer" 100 acres next to Beaver Dam swamp. Witnesses were Jesse Cooper and Jesse Cherry. Thomas Beach made his "Χ." In 1779 Jonathan Cherry was on the Martin Co tax list. On 26 September 1779 Jonathan received 30 acres from NC "beginning at a pine on the N. side of the Beaver Dam Swamp," and bordering Yarrell's property and Jonathan's existing property. On 20 September 1782 Jonathan bought 100 acres on the east side of Beaver Dam Branch from Arthur Wheatly of Martin Co, witnessed by Jesse Cherry (probably Jonathan's son or brother) and Sedwick Haslip.

        Jonathan Cherry left a Martin Co will dated 26 July 1815 in which he named sons and daughters but no wife; son Jesse and brother Joel were the executors. The will did not name son Jonathan Jr (was he from a 1st marriage?). It was proven in December 1818. In his will Jonathan named his granddaughter "Sinthy Luster" and grandsons Frederick Cherry and William Cherry. Jonathan signed his will. His children were-

a.     Jonathan Cherry Jr, b 1754

b.     Samuel Cherry, b 1760s-1780s

c.     Jesse Cherry, b abt 1763

d.     Elizabeth Cherry, b 1760s-1780s

e.     Jenney Cherry, b 1760s-1780s

f.     Catey Cherry, b 1760s-1780s

g.     Sarah Cherry, b 1760s-1780s

h.     Ann Cherry, b 1760s-1780s (68,77,1apzt)


        Jonathan Cherry [C1e7c], son of Samuel Cherry of Norfolk Co VA, was born by 1795. (69,77,NW)


        Jonathan Cherry [C1a6b2a2h4], son of Henry E Cherry and Martha J Whitehead, was born in 1841 in Stewart Co TN. He was killed in the Civil War at Gaines Mill, VA about 1866. Jonathan was in Company 10 of the 14th Tennessee. (77,37nq)


        Joseph Cherry "of Norfolk County," left a Norfolk Co will dated 23 May 1790; the will was probated on 17 September 1792. In the will (Book 3, page 88), witnessed by William Plummer, Saml "Χ" Cherry, and William Ballance, it named "friend Thos Cherry and my granson Jas Cherry as executors." Witness Thomas Cherry was likely Joseph's youngest brother, as it was common then in documents to call a brother or close relative as a "friend." In 1785 there was only one Joseph Cherry and one Brian Cherry shown on the Federal census, and they lived two doors apart. Joseph named his wife Sarah, two children, and three grandchildren-

1.     Bryan Cherry

2.     Sarah Cherry

3.     son Cherry, probably dead when his father's will was written in May 1790, had three children by then-

        a.     James Cherry, was named as a co-executor in his grandfather Joseph Cherry's May 1790 will. Therefore James was likely born by 1769. There is a marriage record in Norfolk Co between a James Cherry and Sarah Everage (Etheridge?), dated 11 January 1789. Surety was provided by Samuel McPherson. James made oath that Sarah was of lawful age. Therefore she was likely born about 1771 if she looked that young. In 1785 all eight McPherson families in the county lived in the section of the county between "the Northwest River to the Carolina line," where a Lemuel Cherry lived. There were also Etheridge families in the neighborhood. Lemuel could be James' father. In 1785 there were four people in Lemuel's household; perhaps Lemuel's wife was dead in 1785, then Lemuel died by May 1790 when Joseph's will was written. James was not listed in the 1810 Norfolk Co census. (28pma)

        b.     Thomas Cherry

        c.     Judith Cherry (28p)


        Joseph Cherry Jr [C1h1], son of Joseph Cherry of Norfolk Co VA, was born about 1705 in Norfolk Co. He probably married Elizabeth _____ and had children-

a.     Thomas Cherry, b bef 1735

b.     Matthew Cherry, b abt 1743 Norfolk Co. (WD)


        Joseph Cherry [C1a3f6d1i], son of William Robert Cherry and Frances Elizabeth Savage, was born 14 February 1867 in Edgecombe Co NC. He married Georgiana Anna Savage, and died on 16 October 1935 in Edgecombe Co. He was buried in the family graveyard near the town of Speed, Edgecombe Co. Georgiana was born 25 February 1874, daughter of William A Savage and Laura Burnett, and died 4 June 1967. She was also buried in the Cherry family graveyard. They had three children-

1.     Lucy Gorham Cherry, b 1896 in NC, married Lucius Long Davenport about 1917, then was a widow living with her parents in Edgecombe Co in 1920. Lucius was born in NC in 1888, son of William Jesse Davenport (1847 NC) and Jennie B Long (1862 NC, married in Nacogdoches Co on 27 Jul 1883). Lucy also married Dr Earl E Pittman. Lucy had three children-

        a.     Lucius Long Davenport Jr, b Sep 1918 (77,5w)

        b.     Gladys Elizabeth Pittman (77)

        c.     Edith Pittman (77) (77,5wc)

2.     William Robert Cherry, b 1898 in Edgecombe Co NC, was still single in 1920 living at Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co. His roommate was Travis Davenport (1901 NC), a brother of the late husband of William's sister Lucy. Travis and William were both store salesmen. William later married Addie Williams. Addie was born in Halifax Co. She and William had a son-

        a.     son Cherry, b & d at Rocky Mount, Nash Co NC. He was buried in a Cherry cemetery in Edgecombe Co. (204d) (77,5w,104d)

3.     Gladys Cherry, b 26 Nov 1900 in Nash Co NC, married her second cousin Robert Pender Cherry [C1a3f6d6b3]. He was a son of Thomas Harmon Cherry and Catherine Mason Pender. Her line is continured under his name. (77) (77,84,5rd)


        Joseph Cherry [C1a5b2a1], son of Jonathan Cherry Jr of Martin Co NC, was born about 1776 in Martin Co. We know he was a son of Jonathan Jr because on 1 May 1802 Jonathan gave property to Joseph "for love to son Joseph." (77)


        Joseph Cherry [C1g], son of immigrant John Cherry, was born about 1668 in Lower Norfolk Co VA; he was over the age of 60 in a tithable list in Norfolk Co VA on 10 June 1730. Joseph was in the June tithable list each year from 1730 through 1734. And on 22 March 1735 he witnessed the will of William Cherry. Joseph died sometime after then. He was a constable in the 1730s, His wife is not known, but some of his children were-

1.     Joseph Cherry Jr, b abt 1705

2.     Matthew Cherry, b bef 1710

3.     Martin Cherry, b bef 1715 (69,90)

4.     John Cherry, b 1717 (WD,69,77,90)


        Joseph Cherry [C1a8i3i1b], son of William Bailey Cherry and Sarah Mary E Palmer, was born in 1858 in Warren Co KY. He was not living in his parents' home in 1870 nor in 1880. Because he would have been just a boy by 1870, he probably died in the 1860s. (C,57qrs)


        Joseph Alfred Cherry [C1a5e4e2], son of Jeremiah Cherry Jr and Mary Rebecca Cooper, was born about 1822 in Columbia, TN, and died young. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery north of town. (53)


        Joseph Blount Cherry [C1a8h3d], son of Solomon Cherry and Mary Cherry of Bertie Co NC and a brother of William Walton Cherry, was born about 1816 in Bertie Co (he was age 34 in the 1850 Bertie Co census, and 44 in 1860). Joseph was a planter, lawyer, and public official. He served in the NC House of Commons in 1848, 1850, and 1852, and in the state senate from 1856 to 1860. When the Civil War began, Joseph fought in the Confederacy even though he did not advocate separating the Union; his loyalties lay more with NC than with the Union. Joseph married Sarah Outlaw after 1840; the wife in the 1840 census was not yet age 20 (i. e., born between 1821 and 1825), but Sarah Outlaw was born in 1818 (she was age 22 in the 1850 census, and age 42 in 1860) in NC. Joseph and Sarah lived at his plantation "The Oaks," which he bought from the widow of his brother William in 1850. Joseph was still living in the Windsor area of Bertie Co in 1860 and in 1870. In 1850 his half-sister Temperence Swain, Celia Walton (age 58), and two youngsters, possibly children of his brother William, were living with him. Temperence, and Celia Walton, were still living with Joseph in 1860. Joseph had five children, all born in Bertie Co-

1.     George Outlaw Cherry, b 1840 after the summer in Bertie Co NC (he was not yet born when the 1840 census was taken). He was a Confederate veteran and was secretary to Governor Zebulon B Vance. He was not shown in his father's household in 1850 (was he living with grandparents?). George settled in Houston, TX after the Civil War. He married many times. In 1860 he was listed in the household of Joseph and Sarah, but was the last named child, not the first. Therefore he was probably from a first marriage of his father. (77,93, 6knq)

2.     Joseph O Cherry, b 1841 (6nq)

3.     Emily O Cherry, b 1845 (6nq)

4.     Jane/Mary E Cherry, b 1847 (6nq)

5.     William W Cherry, b 1849 (6nq)

6.     Solomon Cherry, b 1851, married Elizabeth Webb Gray and they had a son-

        a.     Solomon Cherry, b (21 May 1910 per Z) in Bertie Co NC, married Emma Mae Britt from Green Co NC. (Solomon lived at Windsor when he died in February 1975, per Z.) They are the parents of-

                1.     Solomon Gilmer Cherry, b 26 Dec 1932 in Bertie Co NC. (77,6q) (77)

Because of the order the census taker had listed the children in the household in the 1850 census, it appears that Sarah was a second wife. There was a Celia Walton, age 58, living with Joseph and Sarah in 1850, and was listed between the five year old child and the three year old child. Temperance Swain, age 17, Joseph's half sister, was also living with Joseph and Sarah in 1850, and was listed following Cecelia Walton and before 3 year old Mary E Cherry. In 1860 Temperance was still living with Joseph and Sarah. (93,6iknq)


        Joseph Carlton Cherry [C1a7f4e2a7], son of Joseph William Cherry and Pennaritta Jean Pritchard, was probably born in the 1880s in Bertie Co NC (he was not shown in his parents' home in the 1880 census). He married Janie Britt. They had two children-

a.     Joseph Carlton Cherry Jr, married Sally Peele.

b.     Louise Cherry, died in 1990 at Ahoski, NC. (77,6s)


        Joseph Daniel Biggs [C1a5c2f12], son of Joseph Biggs and Chloe Daniel, was born 29 November 1808 at Williamston, Martin Co NC, and died on 18 May 1889 in Martin Co. He was buried in Skewarkey Cemetery in Martin Co. Joseph married Elizabeth Davis on 23 December 1834 in Martin Co. In 1840 Joseph D Biggs and wife and a second female of his wife's age lived in the Williamston area near his brother Asa Biggs [C1a5c2f14] and father Joseph Biggs [C1a5c2f], but had no children in their home yet. Elizabeth was born 16 April 1818 in NC, daughter of Colonel Durham Davis. Joseph and Elizabeth were still in Martin Co in 1850. She apparently died in the 1850s; there was no wife living with Joseph in 1860. In 1870 Joseph's wife was Sarah Frances Crawford. They must have married about 1866. She was born in NC in January 1833. In 1880 they lived at Williamston. In 1900 widow Fannie S Biggs, age 67, lived with her son Joseph D Biggs at Williamston. She probably died by 1910. Joseph D Biggs (Sr) was a large slave owner in the pre-Civil War years. He had at least four children, two with each wife-

a.     May L Biggs, b 1841. She was May L in 1850 and Mary L in 1860. (1nq)

b.     Elizabeth Emeline Biggs, b 1849 (1nqs)

c.     Chloe M Biggs, b 20 Jan 1867. She married Joseph R Lanier in Martin Co on 22 July 1891, but was a widow by 1900. She lived with her bachelor brother Joseph at Williamston in 1900 and 1910. Chloe was a grade school teacher. She died 21 July 1941 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery at Williamston. Joseph Lanier was born 20 August 1855 and died on 18 April 1891. He was also buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. They had a daughter-

        1.     Della B Lanier, b May 1892. She married Sumner J Carson at Detroit, MI on 29 October 1918. He was born in KS in 1889, son of Joseph W Carson and Eliza A Sanlonc. Both Della and Sumner lived at Detroit just before they married. He was a salesman and she was a stenographer. (1uv,301m) (1rsmuvc)

d.     Joseph D Biggs Jr, b Sep 1869. He was still single in 1900, living at Williamston. His widowed mother and sister Chloe lived with him then. (1rsuv)

Living with Joseph and Elizabeth in 1850 was May Robason (1790 NC).

Living with Joseph in 1860 was his sister L F Biggs (age 35) and Elizabeth Daniel (age 25). Elizabeth was perhaps a close relative of Joseph's step-mother Chloe Daniel.

There was a second Joseph Biggs in the mid-19th Century in NC: Joseph Biggs, born 1 Feb 1806, and died in Robeson Co on 28 Aug 1883. His wife was Elizabeth Davis who was born in 1805 and died in 1875. They spent their entire lives in Robeson Co.

Granddaughter Louisa Lawrence, age 2, lived with Joseph and Fannie in 1880. (77,1jknqrsc, 391knmqd)


        Joseph Franklin Cherry [C1a9e9b12], son of Henry Ormond Cherry and Clementine Edwards, was born in 1841 in Pitt Co NC. He married Hattie C _____ about 1878 and in 1880 they lived in Colorado Co TX. Joseph’s widowed mother lived with him and Hattie then. Hattie was born in 1847 in MS. They had a son, and then Joseph married Jennie E _____. She was born about 1852 in TX. This second marriage produced eight children, to make nine in all-

a.     Thomas O Cherry, b Oct 1879 (297s)

b.     Samuel E Cherry, b Dec 1872 in TX. (born 1882?)

c.     Maud L Cherry, b Aug 1886 in TX.

d.     Robert F Cherry, b 22 Apr 1891 in TX, died on 25 February 1962 in Red River Co.

e.     Mary E Cherry, b Nov 1891 in TX (born seven months after Robert?).

f.     George M Cherry, b Jul 1892 in TX.

g.     Julia A Cherry, b Nov 1893 in TX.

h.     Helen Cherry, b Jul 1895 in TX.

i.      Jennie M Cherry, b Jan 1897 in TX. (77,7n,297s)


        Joseph Franklin Cherry [C1a9e9b9a4], son of Henry Walter Cherry and Susan Isabelle Upton, was born 26 March 1886 in NC. He married Josephine Matilda Haynor, and died on 9 September 1917. Joseph was buried at Roanoke Rapids, NC. (77,5u)


        Joseph H Cherry [C3b], probably a son of Joel Cherry (Jr) of Warren Co TN, was born 17 December 1818 in Warren Co, and lived as a small boy in Hardin Co in the 1820s. His father Joel had apparently married for a second time after Joseph's mother died, and then Joseph was bound over to Walter Hood, his guardian, in January 1824 in Hardin Co TN, and again on 20 June 1825 "until age 21." "Joseph Cherry" married Mary Matilda Cherry [C1a8c1p4] in Winston Co MS on 19 July 1845. She was a daughter of David Cherry and Nancy _____ from Martin Co NC.

        As for finding the father of Joseph, two things must be taken into account: At least one of his parents died by January 1824, and they lived in Hardin Co TN. It was not necessary for both parents to have died to cause a child to be bound over to another family; when a widow or widower had minor young children and had no way take care of them, the courts in these early years assigned these children to others in the county to raise. Or if the children are infants or are very small, and it was the mother who died, the babies were often handed over to another woman who could nurse the orphaned baby. In Hardin Co in 1820 there were three Cherry families who were pioneer settlers of the newly formed county (see map on page 450): Noel, Eli, & Isham Cherry. Of these three, Noel Cherry [C1a8c1f2] was born in 1802 and married in 1825; in 1820 he was still a teen in his father's home. If he was Joseph's father, he must have married very early in 1818, and even then would have been age 16 when Joseph was born. There was no baby boy living in Noel's parents' home in 1820. Noel, as a 16 year old father, is not likely. Isham Cherry [C1a8c1f] (father of Noel), was born in 1778 and died in Hardin Co TN in 1834. His wife Silva was born in 1780, and it appears that her youngest child was born about 1808, ten years before Joseph H Cherry was born. And Eli Cherry [C1a8c1f1] lived next to his father Isham in 1820 in Hardin Co, and he also had no boys in his home under age 10, the age group which Joseph H Cherry belonged, in the 1820 census. Hence, none of these three Cherry men was likely the father of Joseph H Cherry. But if there was a new Cherry family who settled in Hardin Co in the early 1820s with a boy born late in 1818, he might have shown up in the 1830 census. Hardin Co in 1830, in addition to Isham's children who were then adults, also had David Cherry[C1a8c1p] in 1830, a younger brother of Isham Cherry. David was born in 1798, and since it was his daughter who married Joseph H Cherry, then David was not Joseph's father. Besides, census records of 1830 showed only one son in David's home, and that was David W Cherry, not Joseph H Cherry. But Joel Cherry was another new family in Hardin Co in 1830; he was born in the 1890s, and was not a son of Isham. Joel's wife, from the 1830 census, was born in the 1800s, and was probably not the mother of Joseph. This Joel and his family was in Warren Co TN in 1820, and he did have a son of Joseph H Cherry's age in his home in 1820.

        Joseph and Matilda were the parents of six children in Winston and in Noxubee Counties MS. In 1850 they lived in Noxubee Co, the county on the east side of Winston Co. In 1860 "J H Cherry" age 42 was with wife Mary Matilda, who was born in TN in 1827. After the death of Mary Matilda, Joseph married Mrs Curia Ann (Archer) Tillie in the 1860s. In 1870, Joseph Cherry, age 52, was in Winston Co; his wife Curia was born in MS about 1839 She had two children by a previous marriage (Mary, born in 1856, and William, born in 1867), and with Joseph, Curia Ann had one son. After the death of Curia Ann, Joseph married Mary Louisa Kinard. She had one child by a previous marriage, but none with Joseph. Joseph died 13 October 1890 and was buried in Beth Eden Cemetery at Louisville, Winston Co. His children were-

1.     William Cherry, b 1846 in MS. He was age 4 in 1850, 14 in 1860, then age 3 in 1870. (W,428n,73qr)

2.     James David Cherry, b Dec 1847 in MS. He married Amanda E Gentry at Washington, Jefferson Co AR on 25 November 1869. She was born 23 July 1851 at Washington, and died on 27 March 1903 at Spring, Jefferson Co. James died on 23 June 1926 at Villemont, Jefferson Co. They lived in Jefferson Co during their married lives. After Amanda died, James married Mary J Pilkington at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co on 27 November 1905. She was born in 1862 in INB, and died at Vilklemont on 2 August 1933. James and Amanda had two children, both at Spring, Jefferson Co AR-

        a.     Martha J Cherry, b Jun 1871, died in July 1914 at Pine Bluff. (W)

        b.     John Frederick Cherry, b 6 Jun 1881, died on 28 November 1950 at White Hall, Jefferson Co. (W) (W,428n,73q)

3.     Mary Jane Cherry, b in Noxubee Co MS (age 10 in 1860). Mary, born in 1856, was Curia Ann's daughter from her prior marriage. This Mary married a Mr Crowson. (W,428n,73qr)

4.     Frances Cherry, b 1854. She was not living with her father in 1870. (W,73q)

5.     Sarah Cherry, b 1856. She was not living with her father in 1870. (W73q)

6.     Robert Huey Cherry, b 1860 (age 3/12 in 1860, 9 in 1870) (W,73qr)

7.     George Washington Cherry, b 1 Feb 1871

Grandson Lewis Cherry, age 3/12, lived with Joseph and his wife Louisa _____ in 1880 in Winston Co MS. Curia Ann Archer was first married to Edmond Tillie. (125,51,76,9g,73rs)

There is a list of BIGGS and CHERRY marriages of certain TN counties following the last biography, on page 1267.


        Joseph Howard Cherry [C1a8f5h6], son of Henry G Cherry and Malitha Shemwell, was born 25 June 1852 in Stewart Co TN. He married Lucinda Mahelen "Helen" McClish on 8 January 1873 in Stewart Co. She was born 26 February 1843 in TN, daughter of John L McClish (from NY) and a Ms Barrett (from NC). About 1879 they moved to Hood Co TX and lived next door to Joseph’s brother John. Lucinda died 3 February 1918 at Tolar, Hood Co. Joe died 7 February 1928 at Tolar. They were buried in Strand Creek Cemetery. They had six children, with five still alive in 1900-

a.     Ethel Cherry, b 18 Dec 1873

b.     Joseph Parish Cherry, b 4 Oct 1876

c.     Cuca Cherry, b 14 Aug 1879

d.     Lula Cherry, b Nov 1879

e.     Moody Cherry, b 15 Aug 1884

f.     child Cherry, b & d 1880s. (395u) (77,37q,305suwdc)


        Joseph Lee Cherry [C1a8p4f4c8], son of George Washington Cherry and Ruth N Meeks, was born in 1911 in Duplin Co NC. He died at Baltimore, MD and was buried at Thomasville, Davidson Co NC. (77,35w)


        Joseph N Cherry [unknown] was a grocer in Hardin Co TN in 1850, living with Thomas S Terry. Joseph was born in TN in 1830, and in 1850 appeared to be single. (9n)


        Joseph Parish Cherry [C1a8f5h6b], son of Joseph Howard Cherry and Lucinda Mahelen McClish, was born 4 October 1876 at Dover, Stewart Co TN. In 1900 he lived with his sister Ethel in Hood Co TX. Parish died on 18 March 1957 near Tolar, Hood Co TX and was buried in Strouds Creek Cemetery near Tolar. Parish married Oma Parks in 1903 at Tolar. She was born 6 September 1881, daughter of Benjamin F Parks (1838 TN) and Mrs Verzena Jane _____ (1856 AL), and died on 23 October 1906. She was buried in Strouds Creek Cemetery at Tolar. Her gravestone says "WIFE OF PERISH CHERRY." Parish later married Lillian Earle Bennett in 1909. She was born 20 November 1887 at Mineral Wells, TN, daughter of Tye Bennett and Linda Irene Almanus Gaither, and died on 25 May 1931 at Tolar. Lillian was buried in Hood Co in Strouds Creek Cemetery. Parish had eight known children-

1.     Vanoy Cherry, b 18 Jun 1904

2.     Joe Quannah Cherry, b 21 May 1910

3.     Howard Gale Cherry, b 21 Jul 1912

4.     Dewdrop Cherry, b 19 Nov 1914

5.     Homer Cherry, b 8 Jul 1916

6.     Annie Ethel Cherry, b 26 Oct 1918

7.     Mary Ruth Cherry, b 12 Jan 1921

8.     Roy Winfield Cherry, b 1 Mar 1927 (77,305suvwfcd)


        Joseph Polk Cherry [C1a6e4h2a], son of William Walker Cherry and Mariah W Polk, was born in 1859 in Maury Co, TN. He married Margaret Dodson, probably by 1880. Joseph died in 1926. (EC, 10qrs)


        Joseph Taylor Cherry [C1a8i3i], son of William B Cherry and Frances Taylor, was born 5 September 1806 in Edgecombe Co NC (age 43 in 1850, 33 in 1860). He was no doubt named after Joseph Taylor, his mother's father (and next door neighbor in Warren Co KY in 1810), and who also came to Warren Co from Edgecombe Co. Joseph T Cherry married Selina Graves Otey about 1830. She was born 26 January 1812 in VA, probably a daughter of James Otey. There were only two Otey families in Warren Co in 1830, and James was the only one with a daughter of Selina's age. They lived near Bowling Green, and in 1860 were next to their two eldest sons, and next to Joseph's brother Allen Cherry. Joseph died on 12 July 1861 in Warren Co of bilious fever and was buried in Halls Chapel Cemetery at Bowling Green, Warren Co. In 1870 Selina was living with her newly married son George and George's youngest brother Joseph. In 1880 Selina was still living close to her brother-in-law Allen. Selina died on 26 July 1902 in Warren Co and was also buried in Halls Chapel Cemetery. Joseph (Sr) and Selina had ten children-

1.     William Bailey Cherry, b 1831

2.     James Otey Cherry, b 16 Dec 1832

3.     Sarah Cherry, b 1834

4.     John Allen Cherry, b 1 Mar 1836

5.     son Cherry, b 1836-1840, died by 1850. (57kn)

6.     dau Cherry, b 1836-1840, died by 1850. (57kn)

7.     dau Cherry, b 1836-1840, died by 1850. (57kn)

8.     George Robert Cherry, b 10 Mar 1843

9.     Caroline Matilda Cherry, b 22 Apr 1846

10.   Joseph Taylor Cherry Jr, b 20 Jun 1849

In 1850 Mahala Neighbors, age 12 and born in KY, was living with Joseph and Selina. (77,C, 57hknqmrsd)


        Joseph Taylor Cherry Jr [C1a8i3i10], son of Joseph Taylor Cherry and Selina Graves Otey, was born in 20 June 1849 in Warren Co KY (age 11/12 in 1850). In 1870 and in 1880 he was still single, living with his mother in the Hadley area of Warren Co. He married Ida Simmons in 1903. In 1910 he lived with his sister Caroline and with his nephew Andrew Stahl (Caroline's son) at Stallard Springs, Warren Co. Joseph was still living with nephew Andrew in 1920 and 1930, at Stallard Springs, and was shown to be married, but without a wife with him in 1930; in 10920 he was a widower. Taylor died on 18 January 1931 at Browning, Warren Co from pneumonia. C E Stahl was the informant for his death certificate. Joseph was buried in Halls Chapel Cemetery. He had a daughter-

a.     Julie Cherry, b 1904 (57v) (57nqrsvwfd)


        Joseph W Cherry [C1a3f6e2], son of John M Cherry and Elizabeth Elliot, was born in 1830 in NC, probably in Edgecombe Co. He was not living with his parents in 1850, but grew up in Henderson Co TN from the early 1830s. He married Lucean Ann _____. She was born in 1838 in TN. They were living in Henderson Co in 1860 a few doors from his widowed mother. In 1880 they were in Madison Co. They had seven children, all born in Henderson Co-

a.     J J (son) Cherry, b 1853

b.     M F (dau) Cherry, b 1854

c.     S T (dau) Cherry, b 1856

d.     Lucy E Cherry, b 1859

e.     Robert Cherry, b 1866

f.     Emma Cherry, b 1869

g.     Rufus H Cherry, b 1875 (77,24kq)


        Joseph William Cherry [C1a7f4e2a], son of William Joseph Cherry and Lenny M Bazemore, was born about 1836 in Bertie Co NC. He was a school teacher and a Justice of the Peace, and married Pennaritta Jean Pritchard on 6 December 1859 in NC. She was born about 1841 in Bertie Co, daughter of Allen Pritchard and Sara _____, and died in 1892. Joseph died in 1909. They had eight to ten children-

1.     William Allen Cherry, b 1860 (6s)

2.     Ervin Pritchard Cherry, b 23 Jan 1863 (6s)

3.     Lena Rivers Cherry, b 3 Jan 1866

4.     Sarah Jersey Cherry, b 25 Sep 1868

5.     Mary B Cherry, b 1870 (6s)

6.     Lucy Cherry, b 1871 (6s)

7.     Carrie Cherry, b abt 1870s

8.     James Henderson Cherry, b 21 Jul 1874

9.     Joseph Carlton Cherry, b abt 1870s

10.   Richard Cherry, b 1870s?

On 14 June 1857 Docton Pritchard married Lenny M Green in Bertie Co; witnesses were John W Pritchard and Joseph W Cherry. (77,105,6nq)


        Josephine Cherry [C1a5e4e10], daughter of Jeremiah Cherry Jr and Mary Rebecca Cooper, was born about 1840 in Columbia, TN. She married Blackburn M Gillespie in Maury Co on 1 July 1857. He was a coach maker, born in TN in 1833, and son of John G Gillespie and Ann _____. In 1860 Josephine and Blackburn lived close to her sister Sarah and her husband James S Martin. Blackburn died at the age of 78 in 1911 on Bear Creek Pike, of pneumonia. His wife was not mentioned in the obituary, so she may have died before him. They had at least two children-

a.     Anna G Gillespie, b 1858

b.     Nettie Gillespie, b 28 Jun 1860

John G Gillespie died on 5 August 1841 and his wife Ann died the day before; both are buried in Brown Cemetery in Maury Co. (53,72,10nqm)


        Josephine Cherry [C1a7d4e1d5], daughter of General Cherry and Mary Ellen Dodd, was born 7 April 1882 in Clay Co TN. She did not marry, and lived alone in Macon Co in 1940. She died in Macon Co on 2 June 1947. Her death record shows her parents as "General Cherry" and "Mary Ellen Dowds." Mrs F J Cherry was the informant for her death certificate (James Fines Cherry's wife Hattie?). Josephine was buried in Whitley Cemetery at Red Boiling Springs, Macon Co (her father was also buried there). Josephine's gravestone was spelled "Josiephine Cherry." (77,64uv,279xdc)


        Josephine George Cherry [C1a3f2a1d], daughter of Lunsford Rhodes Cherry and Mary George of Edgecombe Co NC, was born 18 October 1838 in Edgecombe Co. She was a school teacher in 1860, living with her parents, and married Henry Wise Gorham in Edgecombe Co on 25 January 1866. They lived at Whitakers, Edgecombe Co in 1880. Henry was born 3 January 1837 in Beaufort Co, and died on 27 February 1914 in Edgecombe Co. Josephine died 10 January 1909 in Edgecombe Co. They had nine children, all in Edgecombe Co NC-

1.     Annie Gorham, b 21 May 1867 in Edgecombe Co NC. She was a graduate of Littleton College and taught school until she married Sellers Mark Crisp at her parents' home near Battleboro on 27 May 1891. He was born in Pitt Co on 30 March 1865, probably a son of Silas Crisp and Sallie Eliza Edwards. They lived in Edgecombe Co for several years where five of their seven children were born. Around 1902 they moved to Falkland, NC, where Sellers died of a heart attack at home on 16 August 1926. Annie died 3 January 1935 at home. She and Sellers had seven children-

        a.     Lillian Gorham Crisp, b 6 Sep 1882 at Crisp, Edgecombe Co NC, and was raised in Falkland. Lillian was a graduate of nccw (now unc) at Greensboro, and Peabody College at Nashville, TN. She was an educator. On 31 July 1923 at her parents' home at Falkland, Lillian married the Reverend Charles Andrew Lawrence, a Presbyterian minister from Farmville. Lillian died at Falkland on 5 September 1981; Charles died on 26 December 1951. They had two children-

                1.     Lewis Sellers Lawrence

                2.     Evelyn Gorham Lawrence (88)

        b.     Sellers Mark Crisp

        c      Henry Gorham Crisp

        d.     Lucy Cherry Crisp

        e.     Louis Samuel Crisp

        f.     George Bennett Crisp

        g.     Richard Hodges Crisp (88) (82,88,5rs)

2.     Helen Gorham, b 25 Oct 1868, died in 1935. (82,5rs)

3.     Emma Lyon Gorham, b 24 July 1870, died 19 May 1939. (82,5s)

4.     James Samuel Gorham, b 23 Jan 1872, died 2 December 1946. (82,5s)

5.     Charles Henry Gorham, b 28 Dec 1873, died 30 August 1945. (82,5s)

6.     Louis Rhodes Gorham, b 14 Dec 1875, died on 9 March 1933. (82,5s)

7.     Mary Cherry Gorham, b 22 Apr 1877, died without issue on 15 March 1900. (82,84,5s)

8.     Sarah Gorham, b 8 Feb 1879, died 6 October 1957. (82,5s)

9.     Paul Gorham, b 20 Apr 1881, died without children on 4 January 1940. (82)

Henry Wise Gorham was living next door to Richard Hodges Gorham in 1860 in Edgecombe Co, and was likely Richard's younger brother. Richard was the husband of Mary Elizabeth Cherry.

Living with Josephine and Harold in 18880 was Josephine’s mother (she claimed she was a widow then), and Josephine’s brother Charles Cherry. (82,88, 5knqrs)


        Josephus R Cherry [C1a3f2a1e], son of Lunsford Rhodes Cherry and Mary George of Edgecombe Co NC, was born in 1841 in district 15 of Edgecombe Co. (5kn)


        Josiah Nicholas "Joe Nick" Cherry [C1a3f2a2b4], son of George Washington Cherry and Frances Eugenia Parsons, was born 28 December 1865 at Opelika, Russell Co AL (is now Lee Co). He married Sarah Lillian Tarver on 24 February 1892, and divorced in the 1910s. She was born 7 September 1873 at Midway, AL, and died on 28 March 1945 at Opelika and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery at Opelika. In 1940 Sarah lived with her sister Elise (age 81) at Opelika, but in 1935 she lived at West Palm Beach, FL (her sister lived at Ozark, AL in 1935). Joe Nick died 16 January 1935 at River Junction, Gadsden Co FL. He was buried in Rosemere Cemetery at Opelika next to two infant children, mother, and grandmother in the Cherry family plot. Joe Nick and Lillian and their first two children lived at Plant City, Hillsborough Co FL in 1900. Lillian and three sons were living at Opelika in 1920, a few doors from Joe Nick's aunt Susan Victoria Parsons (who was also his step-mother). Joe and Lillian had ten children, five by 1900 with two still alive, and with five still alive in 1910; two were buried without names or dates in Rosemere Cemetery-

a.     Howell Tarver Cherry, b 11 Jan 1893

b.     Jennette Cherry, b 9 Mar 1894

c.     child Cherry, b & d 1890s. (287u,386v)

d.     child Cherry, b & d 1890s. (287u,386v)

e.     child Cherry, b & d 1890s. (287u,386v)

f.     Julia Cliff Cherry, b 22 Apr 1901)

g.     Jesse Gary Cherry, b 12 Jan 1905

h.     Josiah Nicholas Cherry Jr, b 12 Jan 1905

i.      child Cherry, b & d 1900s. (386v)

j.      child Cherry, b & d 1900s. (386v) (JC,JA,387d,386rsvwxc, 287u)


        Josiah Nicholas "Joe Nick" Cherry Jr [C1a3f2a2b4h], son of Josiah Nicholas Cherry and Sarah Lillian Tarver, was born 12 January 1905 at Opelika, Lee Co AL. He was a fraternal twin of Jesse Gary Cherry. Josiah was a WW2 US Army Veteran. He died 9 March 1948 at West Palm Beach, FL and was buried there in Woodlawn Cemetery. Josiah married Nina Estelle Ellis after April 1930, but before April 1935. In 1930 Joe was living with his sister Jeanette at West Palm Beach, FL, and was single then. Nina was born 4 November 1909 at Mount Ida, Crenshaw Co AL (age 6/12 in 1910), daughter of Thomas Francis Ellis (1874-1952) and Ethel Claudia Gill (1887-1966). In 1930 Nina and her family also lived in Palm Beach Co. In 1920 this Ellis family lived at Jacksonville, Duval Co FL four doors from Alexander L Cherry (1869 GA) and his wife Allie O _____ (1870 GA). Nina died at West Palm Beach on 25 April 2001. She was buried next to Joe. Her gravestone, in error, says she was born in 1910. In 1935 and 1940 they lived at West Palm Beach and he was a grocery clerk. Nina was a stenographer for a real estate company. They had no children. Thomas Francis Ellis and wife Ethel Claudia Gill were also buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. They married on 28 Dec 1902 at Brantley, Crenshaw Co AL. (JC,JA,Z,386vw, 601mv, 599w, 600fxc)


        Josie P Cherry [C1a8i3i1k], daughter of William Bailey Cherry and Sarah Mary E Palmer, was born in April 1889 in Collin Co TX. (77)


        Joshua Cherry [unknown], witnessed the 7 April 1760 will of John McCaskey in Tyrrell Co NC (the other witnesses were Francis Holley and Nathaniel Cooper). Joshua was likely at least 18 years old at the time, so must have been born by 1742, but possibly sooner. This is the earliest record of a Joshua Cherry in what was to become the Martin Co area of NC. The earliest Cherry settlers in the area were brothers Faithful and Job Cherry. Neither one named a son Joshua in their wills, but it is also known that both men omitted some of their eldest children from their wills. Job was born in the early 1720s, probably about 1720 or 1721, and Faithful was born about 1710. Both could be Joshua's parent.

        Joshua probably died in the Kershaw Co area of SC by 1798. His daughter Mary, in a 28 January 1798 Martin Co NC court record (Book A, page 124) appointed her brother Joel Cherry of Kershaw, SC power of attorney to recover money to be owing her from her "father Joshua Cherry's estate in SC." Mary couldn't handle the matter herself because she was in the process of moving from Martin Co (to SC?). She signed the record. Therefore, Joshua had at least two children-

a.     Mary Cherry, an adult in 1798

b.     Joel Cherry, an adult in 1798, was living in Kershaw Co SC in 1798. (DK)


        Joshua Cherry [C1a5e2], son of Job Cherry and Abiah Ventures, was born 15 February 1761 in Tyrrell Co NC, in the part which became Martin Co. Sources 78 & WD says Joshua's parents were Jesse Cherry and Julia _____; source 69 & LJ says his parents were Job Cherry and Abiah Ventures; source 57 says his parents were Jesse Cherry and Mary Reddick. Because of the close ties in witnessing land purchases between Joshua and Job Cherry and Job Cherry Jr, Job Cherry and Abiah Ventures were likely the parents. For his Revolutionary War pension Joshua stated in Bedford Co TN on 6 August 1832 that he was born in Martin Co NC on 15 February 1761 (although Martin Co was not formed until 1774 from Halifax and Tyrrell Counties). He must have spent much of his youth in the Martin Co area.

        Joshua was living in or near Williamston, Martin Co in 1787, according to the state census. On 20 July 1778 Joshua enlisted in the new Revolutionary Army in Child's Company in Martin Co for nine months; he was living in Martin Co when he enlisted, and was discharged as a private. He later enlisted in Pitt Co in 1780 as a substitute for another soldier, James Cottenhead of Pitt Co.

        Joshua married Martha R Keene about 1784 in Bertie Co; Bertie Co is the county neighboring Martin Co to the north, across the Roanoke River. Martha was born in August 1765, probably in NC. If she was the same wife in Bedford Co TN in 1820, she was born before 1776. Her parents were George Keene and Elsie Holly.

        Joshua and his family were living in Martin Co in 1787. At that time he had two boys, a wife, and two other females (daughters?) in his house. In 1790 he and his family were the only Joshua Cherry in Bertie Co; there were no boys in the household in 1790, but there were still three females. This was the only Joshua Cherry family in the state in 1790. On 14 November 1795 Job Cherry Sr and Joshua Cherry, "both of Martin Co," sold 150 acres to David Carraway. Job signed with an Χ and Joshua signed. Joshua does not appear in Martin Co in the 1790 and 1800 census records, yet the 1795 land sale says he lived in the county. Therefore he must have lived just across the county line to the north.

        Joshua had moved to Davidson Co TN (in the portion which became Rutherford Co in 1803, and then Bedford Co in 1808) between the 1795 land sale and 1800; he was not on any 1800 census of NC. On 25 September 1808 Joshua Cherry of Sumner Co TN swore that "Prince Orrange Wright" died in the NC Line of Service and was a nine month soldier in the 3rd NC Regiment with Joshua, and swore that Wright was taken sick and was "carried to the Auspittle at New Windsor where he died." In 1811 Joshua was listed on Sumner Co TN's tax list. His father's will of 1811 did not say where Joshua was living. And on 25 July 1814 "William Brown of the county of Caldwell State of KY" sold 350 acres in Caldwell Co to "Joshua Cherry of the state of Tennessee Sumner Co" for $1,000 (Caldwell Co Deed book B, page 67). This was land on the waters of the dry fork of Eddy Creek, and next to land of James Cage (see the will of John Butler for a possible connection to the Cage family). Joshua's Caldwell Co land purchase was witnessed by George Russell and Job Cherry. Witness Job Cherry must have been Joshua's brother Job Cherry Jr.

        On 9 April 1818 "Joshua Cherry of the State of Kentucky & County of Caldwell" sold his 350 acres in Caldwell Co for $2,350 to John Wilson, and apparently moved to Bedford Co TN; William Mercer was a witness to this sale (Book B, page 510). On 6 August 1832 Joshua applied for a military pension in Bedford Co; he did not sign, but made his Χ mark instead. Joshua was aged 71 then. The pension was $60 per year. On 9 September 1838 he asked to have his pension transferred to Marengo Co AL, where he had gone to live with his son Jared in the summer of 1835. Joshua had first tried to get his pension transferred on 31 July 1835, but for unknown reasons, the transfer was never completed until 4 March 1838. In both changes of address for his pension, Joshua also did not sign, but made his Χ mark. Joshua died in 1841 in AL. By 1787 he appears to have had four children, and more after then-

a.     dau (Ann?) Cherry, b bef 1787

b.     Turner Cherry, b abt 1785

c.     Harry Cherry, b 1787

d.     Margaret Cherry, b 5 Apr 1788

e.     Ezekiel Cherry, b 6 Sep 1792

f.     Henry Cherry, b abt 1793

g.     John K Cherry, b abt 1795

h.     Jared William Cherry, b 26 May 1796

i.      Elizabeth Cherry, b 1797

j.      Martha Cherry, b abt 1799

k.     Mary Cherry, b abt 1800

m.    Catherine Cherry, b abt 1801 (68,69,77,78, C,LJ,G, WD,3t,25t,47z)


        Joshua Cherry [C1a8j1], son of Lemuel Cherry and Nancy Ann Moring, was born between 1774 and 1790 in Pitt Co NC. He married Mrs Martha Rhea Thigpen, widow of Joshua Thigpen. Martha was born about 1770 (date?), daughter of Lemuel Thigpen and Delphia Mayo. Joshua died in 1799. (57,77)


        Joshua Gray Cherry [C1a6e2h9f], son of Henry Farris Cherry and Emma Eliza Parker, was born 16 May 1872 at Gaineville, Sumter Co AL. He married Laura Hope "Dolly" Todd in Kemper Co MS in 1901. She was born 20 December 1882 at Binnsville, Kemper Co, daughter of Henry R Todd (1830-1896) and Susan Ann Parnell (1843-1923), and died 14 December 1918 at Scooba, Kemper Co. Joshua died at Scooba on 19 April 1921. They had five children, all at Scooba, Kemper Co MS-

1.     Lyda Susan Cherry, b 7 Jun 1903, died at Tuscaloosa, AL in 1989. She married Russell Rohelia "Bunk" Warren in Kemper Co on 14 August 1923. He was born in 1895 and died in 1977. They had four children. (W)

2.     Wilbur Stevenson Joshua Cherry, b 12 Feb 1907, died Mar 1981 at Letohatchee, Lowndes Co AL. He married and had three sons.

3.     Nannie Virginia Cherry, b 10 Jul 1910, died 25 April 1981 at La Mesa, San Diego Co CA. She married William Thomas Fredericks in Kemper Co on 25 April 1931. He was born 5 October 1908 at Milleville, Quachita Co AR, and died on 24 March 1991 at La Mesa. They had two sons. (W)

4.     Madie Melissa Cherry, b 15 Feb 1913, died 14 September 2002 at Tuscaloosa, AL. She married Clarence Howard Martin. in Kemper Co on 4 March 1929. He was born 04 December 1908 in Talladega Co AL, and died 30 September 1966 at Anniston, Calhoun Co AL. They were buried in Forrest Lawn Gardens in Calhoun Co. They had three children. (W)

5.     Ruby Gray Cherry, b 22 Oct 1915, died 25 September 2006 in San Diego Co CA. She married and had a son. (W) (78,LJ)


        Joshua W Cherry [C1a5e2h4], son of Jared William Cherry and Sarah Holland, was born in 1823 in AL, probably in Sumter Co. Jarrard William Cherry, his guardian, was discharged from the guardianship duties in March 1846 because "Joshua Cherry, late a minor," assumed the responsibility for himself. Joshua was not living in Sumter Co in 1850, so may have already moved to TX. He was dead when his father's will was written on 27 October 1868. Joshua married Sarah Anderson on 31 December 1846 in Panola Co TX. She was born about 1827 in AL. They had children who lived in TX in 1860 and in 1871. They were-

a.     John H Cherry, b abt 1848 in TX (77,22n,76q)

b.     Charles R Cherry, b abt 1850 in TX (77,22n,76q)

c.     Ezekiel Cherry, b 1852 in TX (76q)

d.     Laura Cherry, b 1855 in TX (76q)

e.     Mary Cherry, b 1858 in AL (76q)

f.     Lila Cherry, b 1859 in TX (76q)

g.     Samuel Anderson Cherry (77)

Living in Panola Co TX in 1860 was Samuel Cherry, born in AL in 1825 (family 812) and Allen L Cherry, born in TN in 1827 (family 756); Joshua was family 775. Samuel was single, living in a hotel, and Allen had a wife and children. (77,22n,76qm)


        Julia Cherry [C1a8k5g], daughter of William Cherry and Delaney _____ (Smith?) of Pitt Co NC, was born in 1823 in Pitt Co. She married Thomas Williams about 1841 (or by 1840, since she was not living with one of her brothers or mother then). Thomas was born in NC in 1821, and was probably a son of Samuel Williams and his wife Dicey, age 71 and 67, who lived three doors from Thomas in 1850. In 1850 Thomas and Julia were living in Pitt Co in Haddock's District and by then had four children. Julia died in the latter 1850s, probably in Pitt Co. Their seven children were-

1.     Shadrack Williams, b 1842 (7nq)

2.     Susan Williams, b 1845 (7nq)

3.     Dicey Williams, b 1846 (7nq)

4.     James W Williams, b 1848 (7nq)

5.     J T (son) Williams, b 1850 after June in Pitt Co NC, near Coxville. (7nq)

6.     Nancy Williams, b 1852 near Coxville, Pitt Co NC. (7q)

7.     H J (son) Williamd, b 1855 near Coxville, Pitt Co NC. (7q)

In 1850 a Sarah Williams, age 33, was living with Julia and Thomas. (57,C,7jkn)


        Julia Cherry [C1a5b1b1c1], daughter of Willis Cherry and Emily L Perry, was born in 1836 in Beaufort Co NC. A Ms Julia Ann Cherry married Allen Flemming in Beaufort Co on 30 December 1875. (77,C,4kn)


        Julia Cherry [unknown], married Joseph Graham in Hardin Co TN on 6 February 1879. (9m)


        Julia Cherry [C1a5b1b1c7b], daughter of Willis Sylvester Cherry and Virginia Norphlet Little, was born about 1875 at Washington, Beaufort Co NC. She died before 1900 at Washington. (77,C,4u)


        Julia A Cherry [C1a8c1d5a], daughter of Albert Gleaves Cherry and Eliza W Bradley, was born in 1837 in Henry Co TN. She married John Rison of Paris, Wilson Co, about 1858 in Henry Co. He was born about 1828. They lived in Henry Co and had a son-

1.     John R Rison Jr, b 1859 in Henry Co. (77, 21knq)


        Julia America Crayton Cherry [C1a7d4e5a], daughter of Alexander Jackson Cherry and Elizabeth Moore, was born 25 November 1859 in Jackson Co TN. She married her cousin Harrison Wayne Cherry in Jackson Co on 21 April 1873. Her line is continued under his name.


        Julia B Cherry [C1a3f6d1g], daughter of William Robert Cherry and Frances Elizabeth Savage, was born 13 November 1860 in Edgecombe Co NC. She died on 14 February 1879 and was buried in the family graveyard near the town of Speed. (84,5rc)


        Julia Cliff Cherry [C1a3f2a2b4f], daughter of Josiah Nicholas Cherry and Sarah Lillian Tarver, was born 22 April 1901 at Opelika, Lee Co AL (census taker had her as a daughter in 1910, and a son in 1920). Julia married Joe Brown Duke at Opelika on 12 March 1924 and divorced him in 1935 at West Palm Beach, FL. Julia was a school teacher in 1942 at West Palm Beach. She met William Sample of Saint Louis, MO at her sister Jennette's Slaton Hotel at Palm Beach, FL. They married on 1 September 1943 at Opelika, AL and lived at Clayton, MO, a suberb of Saint Louis in the 1940s and the 1950s. He was born 14 January 1882 at Keouk, IA, son of Samuel Steele Sample (1842-1925) and Margaretta H Bailey (1845-1914), and died 7 February 1956 at home at Clayton, St Louis Co MO. He was interred at Oak Grove Mausaleum at Saint Louis. William had lived at close to Saint Louis since about 1930. Julia was the informant for his death certificate. William was a retired vice president of the Ralston-Purina company. After his death, Julia married Donald Marsh Tyler of OK about 1959 in New York City. They met on a cruise to Spain. He was born 5 November 1888 at Marion Junction, Turner Co SD, son of Herbert Ferre Tyler and Mary Marsh, and died about 1965 at Bartlesville, Washington Co OK. Julia died at home on 2 June 1987 at Palm Beach, FL and was interred in Oak Grove Mausaleum at Saint Louis next to her husband William Sample. Julia had no children, but was a role model to nephews and nieces who adored her. In her world travels, she brought back a doll from every country for her niece Julia Ann Cherry [C1a3f2a2b4g2]. William Sample's first wife was Jane Wynn Dillon of Thomasville, GA; she died in 1940. (JA, 386vwm, 170d)


        Juliann Cherry [C1a7d4e3], daughter of Wilson Cherry and Catherine Hodge, was born in 1827 in Jackson Co TN. (77,26kn)


        Juliet Cherry [C1a8c1f1a1b], daughter of Edgar Cherry and Mary Dinwiddie Irwin, was born in August 1870 at Savannah, TN. She attended school in Nashville when she was a teen, and married William Webb Crawford of Birmingham, AL, at Nashville on 23 June 1891. They lived in Birmingham for at least the next few years where Webb was a prominent businessman. He died on 16 January 1934, and Juliet died on 16 November 1944. They were buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. They had two sons by 1895-

1.     William Webb Crawford Jr, b 19 Mar 1892 at Birmingham, AL. He lived in Birmingham all his life, and married Lee Forney. They had no children. Webb Jr died on 2 October 1971, and Lee died on 29 June 1976. They are buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. (51,52)

2.     Edgar Cherry Crawford, b 5 Feb 1895 at Birmingham, AL. He lived in Birmingham all his life, and married Lois N _____. He died on 24 January 1948, and she on 15 January 1983; both are buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. They had no children. (51,52) (51, 52,9r)


        Julius A Cherry [C1a8f3f], son of Jeremiah Cherry and Mary _____, was born in 1826 in Beaufort Co NC. He was to receive "a liberal education" out of his father's estate. Julius left his will in Beaufort Co (undated), which was in probate in June 1864. At the time he wrote it, his mother was still living. Julius named his brother Jeremiah R Cherry (to receive $700), and sister Hannah N Shaw who was married to Julius' "friend Matthew Shaw." The executor was Matthew Shaw. Julius died on 2 October 1862. (87,4np)


        Kale Washington Cherry [C1a7d4b12a9], son of James T Cherry and Sarah Elizabeth Pennington, was born 1 January 1896 at Moss, Clay Co TN (born 1897 per draft card). He lived next to Pleasant Cherry Jr [C1a7d4b2i] and Wooten Cherry [C1a7d4b2i5] in 1920 in Clay Co. Kale married Dessie M Price on 18 March 1916 in Clay Co. She was born in TN on 15 May 1899, daughter of George W Price and Athie E Denton, and died in Clay Co on 27 June 1932 from childbirth complications. She was buried in Cherry-Price Cemetery at Union Hill, Clay Co. Mrs J F Smith was the informant for her death certificate. Kale married again to Lucy Crawford in Clay Co on 1 December 1934, then died 30 July 1937 at Union Hill, Clay Co from cancer. Larma Holt was the informant for his death certificate, and said he was a widower when he died, and that his wife was Dessie Price (on their marriage record, her name was Jessie, not Dessie). Kale was also buried in Cherry-Price Cemetery; his name was spelled Cale on his gravestone, but most records for him spell it as Kale. Lucy was a daughter of George Crawford. Kale had seven children with Dessie and two with Lucy, all in Clay Co-

a.     Fred Cherry, b Feb 1917, died in 1956 (W,64wf)

b.     Comer Cherry, b Apr 1919, died in 1939 and was buried in Cherry-Price Cemetery in Clay Co. (64wfc)

c.     Taylor Cherry, b 8 Oct 1921, died in June 1986 at Whiteyville, Jackson Co. (Z,64f)

d.     Estus Cherry, b 1925. In 1940 he lived with his Price grandmother in Clay Co. (64fx)

e.     Elle Den Cherry, b 4 Jun 1927 in Clay Co TN, died there on 16 August 1928 and was buried in Cherry-Price Cemetery at Union Hill, Clay Co. (W,64c)

f.     Lester Bill Cherry, b 14 Sep 1929, died 27 January 1933 in Clay Co. He was buried in Cherry-Price Cemetery at Union Hill. George Price was the informant for his death certificate. (64fdc)

g.     child Cherry, b & d in July 1932. (64d)

h.     Versa Cherry, b 1833 (64x)

i.      Oliver Kale Cherry, b 18 Mar 1934 in Clay Co TN, died there on 21 July 1937. He was buried in Union Hill Cemetery at Hermatage Springs, Clay Co. (W,64c) (64mvwfd)


        Kate Cherry [C1a8k5e8], daughter of Lemuel Cherry and Pheny Perlinah Smith, was born in February 1857 in Pitt Co NC. See Arcady Catherine Cherry [C1a8k5e8].


        Kathleen Cherry [C1a3f6d8b9], daughter of Charles Henry Cherry and Annabelle Lee Mayo, was born 12 November 1919, married Cecil Exum Viverette. He was born 15 February 1915, son of George Washington Viverette (1887-1968) and Lena J Davis (1893-1974). They had two children-

a.     Cecil Exum Viverette Jr, b 4 Jul 1941 in Ranbdolph Co NC. He married Frances Anne Lawrence in Durham Co NC on 23 October 1965. She was born in 1945. (77,555b, 277m)

b.     Edith Ann Viverette, b 4 Aug 1953 (77) (77,84,Zm5r,104mfd)


        Kathryn Cherry [C1a6e2h1b5], daughter of Jared W Cherry and Mollie Ann Johnson, was born 20 September 1873 in Navarro Co TX. In 1900 she lived with her brother James in Navarro Co, a few doors from cousin Ezekiel Vinson Anderson [C1a6e2h1d4]. In 1910 she lived in her sister Willie P Cherry’s boarding house at Kerens, and Kate’s roommate was Emma Kathryn Cherry [C1a6e2h1j], her cousin. Kate was a seamstress (Emma was a saleswoman). In 1930 Kate lived with her nephew James Andrew Posey [C1a6e2h1b2e] at Dallas. Kate died 15 February 1957. (W,101suv,268f)


        Katie Cherry [C1a8c1d5i5], daughter of Albert Gallatin Cherry and Nancy Jane Hill, was born in January 1892 in Calloway Co KY. She married Burtram Bliss McCuiston on 4 December 1909 in Henry Co. "E B Cherry" was the bondsman. They lived with her parents at Hazel, Calloway Co in 1910. They were at Paris, Henry Co in 1920, and in 1930 they were in Graves Co KY. Bert was born in Calloway Co KY on 12 June 1884, son of George Washington McCuiston (1854-1923) and Elizabeth Ozella Williams (1856-1924), and died at Paris, Henry Co TN on 16 April 1963. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery at Paris. Katrie died in 1934 at Paris. and Bert then married Dorothy Alvilda Reynolds on 30 October 1938 at Paris. He and Dorothy had three children; he and Katie had five sons-

a.     Carlos Flournoy McCuiston, b 27 Apr 1912 in KY. He served in the US Army Air Corp during WW II, and married Frances C _____ at Tampa, FL on 21 April 1950. She was born 18 January 1925. They lived at Tampa since 1955, Carlos died at Tampa on 3 March 2004. Carlos was buried in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. He and Frances had a daughter-

        1.     Linda J McCuiston, married Walter L Scoville and lived at Tampa in 2004. They had a son-

                a.     Walter L Scoville IV (N)

                b.     Reagan C Scoville (dau) (N)

From Carlos’ obit, The Tampa Tribune:

McCUISTON, MSGT. Carlos F. "Mac" (USAF, Ret.), 92, died Monday, May 3, 2004. A native of Paris, Tenn., he had been a resident of the Tampa Bay area since 1955. He was a member of Hillsborough Lodge No. 25 F&AM, Tampa Consistory A. A. S. R., and Egypt Shrine Temple. He is survived by his wife, Frances; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda J. and Walter L. Scoville III of Tampa; a grandson, Walter L. Scoville IV; a granddaughter, Reagan C. Scoville; three brothers, Bert Jr. of Detroit, Mich., David of Paris, Tenn., and Billy Joe of Gilroy, Calif. ; and a sister, Betty M. Perales of Madison, Tenn. MSGT. McCuiston was the recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received at Hickem Field, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. He also received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal for combat missions flown from Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands during World War II. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 8, at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, with interment to follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. (Z,N,21w,287c)

b.     Edward Carlton McCuiston, b 14 Feb 1915 in Henry Co TN. He died at Detroit, MI on 11 November 1995. (Z,21w,286f)

c.     George Harold McCuiston, b 26 May 1923 in KY, died at Paris, Henry Co TN on 24 March 2003. He married Beulah Mae Waters in Henry Co on 2 March 1946. T M Waters helped with the marriage bond. (Z,286f, 21m)

d.     Bertram Bliss McCuiston Jr, b 3 Aug 1925 in KY. In 2004 he lived at Detroit, MI. (N,286f)

e.     Henry Veltman McCuiston, b 3 Oct 1927 in KY, died 19 October 1990. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery at Paris, Henry Co TN. (286f,21c) (72uv,21mc,286f)


        Katy Cherry [C1a6e2h1f4], daughter of John Holland Cherry and Annella Johnson, was born 15 July 1877 in Navarro Co TX. She was Katy, age 2 in 1880; Kate, age 22 in 1900 and living with her brothers James and Charles; age 32 in 1910 living with her aunt / cousin Emma Z Cherry [C1a6e2h1j]. Emma Z was a daughter of Mary Jane Cherry, sister of Katy’s father who had married Mary Jane’s first cousin Ezekiel K Cherry. Katy was not found after 1910, and was the only sister of her brother Horace who could be the "Mrs Neely Montgomery of Fort Worth" who was named in Horace’s 1961 obit. (W,101Nsuv)


        Katy Forrest Cherry [C1a6e4h5d], daughter of Henry Saville Cherry and Ann Johnson, was born probably in the late 1870s in Nashville, TN. She died at the age of 21, unmarried. (EC)


        Kenneth Cherry [C1a5e4a], son of Jeremiah Cherry and Mary Price, was born within the first five months of 1790 in Martin Co NC. He was a young man when his family moved to Columbia, TN. On 8 December 1810 Kenneth was a witness to a sale of a town lot (#39) by Abner Cherry (Kenneth's uncle) to Joseph Biggs. Kenneth probably did not marry, and was still probably living in Columbia in 1812. He died on 24 December 1829 in Maury Co and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Columbia, close to his parents. (72,91,N, RM, 1aez)


        Kenneth Alfred Cherry [C1a3f6d4c2b], son of Alfred Cherry and Iva Melton, was born 31 July 1920. He married Lilly Pauline Shell, who born in 1925. They had four children, then Kenneth married Nancy Pauline Mantooth. She was born in 1930. Ken had six children in all-

1.     James Larry Cherry, b 23 Sep 1946, married Kathy Long. She was born in 1947 and they have four children-

        a.     Candice Cherry, b 13 Nov 1965

        b.     Nancy Ann Cherry, b 23 Feb 1967

        c.     James Larry Cherry, b 21 May 1971

        d.     Kenneth Warren Thomas Cherry, b 4 Nov 1977

2.     Kenneth Michael Cherry, b 12 Sep 1948, married Carolyn Gordon; she was born in 1946. Kenneth then married Mary Kay Bradley; she was born in 1947. Kenneth and Carolyn had three children-

        a.     William Anthony Cherry, b 3 Mar 1964

        b.     Robin Renee Cherry, b 30 Oct 1967

        c.     Jill Ivy Cherry, b 22 Mar 1977 (77)

3.     Bernice Gayle Cherry, b 4 Oct 1950, married Dale Walker. (77)

4.     William Alfred Cherry, b 22 Mar 1952, married Sandra Brock. She was born in 1955. They have two children-

        a.     Kenneth Stephen Cherry, b 24 Aug 1972

        b.     William Alfred Cherry Jr, b 18 Nov 1976

5.     John Chester Lee Cherry, b 22 Oct 1967

6.     Ralph Hugh Cherry, b 26 Jan 1969, died the next day. (77)


        Kenneth Mack Cherry [C1a7d4c1f9b], son of Grady Luther Cherry and Para Lou Johnson, was born 21 May 1926 in Clay Co TN. He married Betty Jean Pierson on 21 July 1956. She was born in 1933 and died on 22 February 1975; he died on 26 January 1981 in IL. They were buried in Leon Cemetery at Prophetstown, Whiteside Co IL. They had two sons-

1.     Randy Alan Cherry, b 9 Aug 1958, lived at Sterling, Whiteside Co IL, and at Dixon, Lee Co IL in the 1990s. (77,284P,285P)

2.     Wayne Dale Cherry, b 13 May 1962 and lived at Sterling, Whiteside Co IL. (77,284P) (77,Z, 64fx,284c)


        Kenneth Mack Cherry [C1a7d4c2c3c3b], son of Mack Vancel Cherry and Jackie Starks, was probably born in the 1960s and lived in Indiana. (77,JE)


        Kenneth W Cherry [C1a6e4h12], son of William Clark Cherry and Elizabeth P Thompson, was born 23 September 1857 in Maury Co TN. He married Fannie O West on 30 June 1889 in Maury Co. She was born in February 1867 in TN, and died in 1934. Ken died on 23 October 1918 of bronchitis and liver problems; he and Fannie are buried in Columbia's Rose Hill Cemetery. They had four children by 1900-

a.     Rowena Cherry, b 1 Dec 1890

b.     Delia Cherry, b May 1893

c.     Clark Cherry, b 7 Jan 1895

d.     Owen Cherry, b Apr 1897 (53,54,72,C,10rsuc)


        Kinchen Cherry [C1a8h1e], son of Levi Cherry and Sarah _____, was born in 1783 in Edgecombe Co NC. He married Polly Holloman, daughter of Isham Holloman, soon before the summer of 1810, and were found in Pitt Co NC in the 1810 census, and back in Edgecombe Co in 1820. In 1810 Kinchen was age 26-44; his wife was age 16-25. Also in their home was a second female of the same age as Kinchen’s wife, but there were no children yet, so they had apparently recently married. Edgecombe Co Deed book 14, page 439, dated 13 January 1812, said that "Polly Cherry, wife of Kinchen Cherry," was a daughter of Isham Holloman, deceased. Deed book 14, page 154 on 30 October 1811 named Polly's daughter as Celia Cherry. And Edgecombe Co estate records in November 1811 named Sarah as the widow of Isham Holloman, and heirs Polly Cherry, wife of Kinchen Cherry. Deed book 25, page 12, dated 9 August 1849 in Edgecombe Co says that Jesse B Cherry was a son of Kinchen Cherry and his wife Mary, both deceased. Kinchen was in the 1815 Edgecombe Co tax list, owning 430 & 30 acres, and three slaves. He apparently was a guardian for the orphaned children of his father-in-law since he also paid a tax for them in 1815.

        In 1820 Kinchen and Mary were in Edgecombe Co living six doors from Kinchen's brother Eason Cherry, and had four boys and one girl under age 10. There was a second young man, age 16 to 25, living with Kinchen in 1820 (a brother/brother-in-law?). Another neighbor, thirteen doors away (Eason Cherry was in between) was the Aaron Atkinson, family. He was the husband of Sally Cherry, Kinchen's sister. In 1830 Kinchen was still in Edgecombe Co, two doors from Sarah Cherry who had married Edward Cobb, and three doors from David Cherry, Sarah Cherry's youngest brother. Kinchen's four young boys from the 1820 census were not there in 1830. Polly was born in the 1780s. From the 1810 census, she was likely born in the late 1780s. On 16 August 1845(?) the land of the late Mary Cherry was divided among her children and heirs: James Barrow and wife Celia, Sally Cherry, and Jesse B Cherry; Kinchen died on 15 November 1837 at the age of 54. He was called Captain Kinchen Cherry (was he in the War of 1812?). In 1840 Polly was living with some of their children in district 17 of Edgecombe Co. They apparently had at least seven children, three living when Kinchen's wife Polly died in 1845-

1.     Isham Cherry, b 1811, was not in the household in 1830. He was thrown from a horse and killed during a race near Colonel Joab P Pitt's farm on 10 October 1829. He was age 18 at his death. (77,51j)

2.     Celia Cherry, b 1811-1815 (age 25 in 1850), married her cousin James Barrow [C1a8i9a] in Edgecombe Co on 10 May 1844 in Edgecombe Co. He was born in 1824. Her line is continued under his name.

3.     son Cherry, b 1815-1820, was not in his parents' household in 1830. (5ij)

4.     son Cherry, b 1811-1820, was not in his parents' household in 1830. (5ij)

5.     Jesse B Cherry, b 1821 (5j)

6.     Sally Cherry, b abt 1822, probably was not married by 1849, and was living with her widowed mother in 1840. (83,51,5jk)

7.     son Cherry, b 1831-1835 (5k)

Polly Holloman's father Isham died by June 1811. (77,82, 83,85,86,7h,5ijkt)


        Kitty Cherry [C1a6e2h1j], daughter Ezekiel K Cherry and Mary Jane Cherry, was born in April 1862 in AL. See Emma Z Cherry [C1a6e2h1j].


        Lafayette M Cherry [C1a8c1d5d], son of Albert Gleaves Cherry and Eliza W Bradley, was born in 15 March 1841 in Henry Co TN. He was living with the John E White family at Paris in 1860 and was working as a confectioner. Lafayette served in Company D 5th Tennessee Infantry for the CSA during the Civil War. He married Jennie Lind Martin in 1865. She was born 13 November 1850 in Ballard Co KY. In 1900 they lived at Paris where Lafayette was a livery stable keeper. Jennie died on 13 September 1904; Lafayette died 25 February 1904. They were buried together in Paris City Cemetery. They had three children, with two still alive in 1900-

1.     Mattie Cherry, b 3 Aug 1869, died 11 days later and was buried in Paris City Cemetery in Henry Co. (21cu)

2.     Albert G Cherry, b Jan 1870, died on 8 December 1926 and was buried in Paris City Cemetery. He married Miss Robbie R Cole in Henry Co on 9 April 1896. They lived at Paris where Albert was a bookkeeper for a bank. Robbie was born in March 1876 in TN. They had a son-

        a.     Albert G Cherry Jr, b Mar 1899 (21u) (21rsmu)

3.     Lafayette Cherry, b 9 Oct 1877, died 22 April 1952 and was buried in Paris City Cemetery in Henry Co. He was single in 1940 living at Paris, Henry Co TN. He worked for Strandard Oil. (21suxc) (77,21nqrsu)


        Lattie Cherry [C1a7d4e5c4], daughter of William Jackson Cherry and Mary Lou Dalton, was born 7 February 1900 in Clay Co TN. She married Armon Lester Brown in Clay Co on 29 October 1916. He was born in Clay Co at Bennett Ferry on 9 December 1896, son of John B Brown (1862 TN) and Ida Chapman (1870 TN). Lattie died on 15 April 1988 and was buried in the Lester Brown Family Cemetery near Arcott, Clay Co; Lester died at Celina, Clay Co on 13 January 1981 and was buried with Lattie. Lattie and Lester had four children in Clay Co-

a.     Carmon Cornell Brown, b 13 Oct 1917, died 1 February 1967 and was buried in the Lester Brown Family Cemetery near Arcott, Clay Co. He married Frankie "Poppie" Mayfield. She was born 6 April 1921 in Clay Co, daughter of Carl Chism Mayfield and Selma Jane Rich. After Carman died, she married George Stanley. Frankie had Bachelor and Master degrees in education, taught in Clay Co schools for over 25 years, and was also was a Clay Co School Superintendant. Poppie died 1 October 2008. She was cremated and her ashes buried in Lester Brown Family Cemetery. She and Carman had two sons-

        1.     Lester Mayfield Brown, b 1942, married Teressa S Brown in Clay Co on 20 October 1991 and lived at Oneida in 2008. Teressa was born about 1952. (N,64m)

        2.     Mel Carmon Brown, b 4 Sep 1943, married Carroll L _____ and lived at Hermitage in 2008. She was born 25 May 1946. (N,64P) (N,64wfc)

b.     Lavelle Brown, b 21 Oct 1919 at Celina. She married Leo Alvin Sharp in Franklin Co on 21 September 1947 and lived at Sevierville, Sevier Co TN in 2008. She died at Sevierville on 4 February 2011 and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery at Sevierville with Leo. Leo was born 17 July 1921, and died at Sevierville on 25 January 2006. Lavelle attended Western Kentucky State Teachers College for two years, then transferred to the University of Tennessee where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She taught elementary school in Clay county one year and taught home economics in high school at Benton for one year. Major Leo was a decorated Combat Infantry Officer in World War ll, having served with the 27th Infantry Division in Saipan, Okinawa and Japan, and later with the 79th Infantry Division and the 75th American Military Government Company in Japan. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. During his civilian life, he was a businessman and was active in the local government. They had a son-

        1.     Leo A Sharp Jr, married Barbara _____. They had children-

                a.     Rebecca Joy Sharp, married Matthew Bunker and lived in WA. (F,N)

                b.     Pamela Jane Sharp (F)

                c.     Kathleen Elizabeth Sharp, lived at Boca Raton, FL in 2011. (F,N) (Z,F,N,64wf, 289m, 288P)

c.     Melvin Lester Brown, b 7 Oct 1921, and died 12 April 1997 at Cookeville, Putnam Co. He was buried in the Lester Brown Family Cemetery near Arcott, Clay Co. He married Mary Katherine Watson in Putnam Co on 10 May 1949. She was born 4 January 1929 and lived at Cookeville, Putnam Co just before they married, and also in 2008. Melvin lived at Celina, Clay Co just before they married (Celina is 40 miles north of Cookeville). Katherine died at Cookeville on 28 February 2010. They had three children-

        1.     Watson Brown (64c)

        2.     Mack Brown (64c)

        3.     Mel Eugene Brown, b 20 Jun 1944 (64Pc) (N,Z,64fc,290m)

d.     Ida Lou Brown, b 11 Jul 1930, married William Alexander Stephens in Putnam Co on 4 June 1952 and lived at Knoxville, TN in 2008. She was named as a sister-in-law to Carmon’s wife Frankie in Frankie’s 2008 obit. William A Stephens was born 7 August 1927, son of Mark Bates Stephens of Pikeville, and died at Pikeville, Bledsoe Co on 8 February 2003. Ida Lou lived at Knoxville just before they married. She may have married Lee Vanderwalker after 2003 and lived with him at Knoxville. (N,F,Z,290m) (77,Z, 64mwfc)


        Laura Cherry [C1a8i2b12], daughter of Henry Cherry and Sarah Driggers, was born in December 1859 in White Co IL. She married Daniel Edward Rudolph in White Co on 20 October 1879, and was dead by 1900. Daniel was born in White Co on 27 February 1855, son of Frederick L Rudolph (1821-1889) and Elizabeth Graham (1820-1889), and died 9 February 1906. He was buried in Stokes Chapel Cemetery in White Co. Laura and Daniel lived in Phillips Twp, White Co in 1880. They had a son there-

a.     Jacob Herman Rudolph, b 4 Dec 1882 in White Co IL. In September 1918 he lived in Dallas Co IA. He married Mrs Margerite _____ Bahde in 1927 and in 1930 they lived in Polk Co IA. She was born in 1903 in IA. Jacob had a first wife, Tarcy L Moyer, whom he married about 1904. She was alive, living with Jacob at Valley Junction, Polk Co in 1925, and was born in August 1885 in Shelby Co IL. She was a daughter of John A Moyer and Allie Mae Crook. Jacob had four children in IA-

        1.     Jane Iota Rudolph, b 1909. When her mother died about 1926 and her father married again, Jane and her brother Vince lived together at Valley, Polk Co. (IAw, 122f)

        2.     Vincent M Rudolph, b 26 Jul 1916. When his mother died about 1926 and his father married again, Vince and his sister Jane lived together at Valley, Polk Co. Vincent died 29 June 2001 at Newtron, Jasper Co IA. Vincent married Rita M _____. She was born 25 April 1917, and died at Newton in February 1996. (Z,363P,IAw, 122f)

        3.     Evelyn Rudolph, b 1921 (IAw)

        4.     Kenneth Rudolph, b Sep 1928 in IA. (122f) (M,159u,122f)

Daniel Edward Rudolph was an older brother of Robert M Rudolph who married Laura Cherry’s half-sister Anna Jane Dickins. (159qrmu)


        Laura Ada Cherry [C1a8c1f1i5], daughter of Eli Cherry Jr and Viannah Kendall Shelby, was born 30 January 1874 in Hardin Co TN. She married John Boyd Franks in Hardin Co on 28 January 1900. He was born 25 August 1871 in TN, son of Martin Franklin Franks and Nancy Jane Bryant. John and Laura lived in the Big Ivy Community in eastern Hardin Co where he kept a country grocery store. Because there were other Franks men in the area of the samne name, Ada's husband was commonly called "Absolutely John." Ada died on 16 September 1947 and John died on 31 March 1953; both were buried in Sunny Hill Cemetery at Big Ivy. They had five children-

a.     child Franks, born and died on 1 July 1901, and is buried in Cherry Chapel West Cemetery in Hardin Co TN. (92,EP)

b.     Mollie Franks, b 8 Jun 1903

c.     Amy Franks, b 5 Feb 1906

d.     Boyd Cherry Franks, b 16 Feb 1908

e.     Wallace Morris Franks, b 13 Jul 1920 (EP,9xc)


        Laura Bell Cherry [C1a9e9b8p], daughter of James Ormond Cherry and Sophy Jane Britton, was born in September 1883 at Oakland, Colorado Co TX. She died 20 January 1942 in Harris Co. She married M A Whitley. (77)


        Laura C Cherry [C2d1f7d], daughter of Wesley Jordan Cherry and Sarah J McConnell, was born in 1872 in Macon Co MO. (140s)


        Laura Cherry [unknown], married James Wilkes in Hardin Co TN on 16 August 1898. (9m)


        Lavina Cherry [C1a8i3e], daughter of William B Cherry and Lottie Hopkins, was born 18 August 1794 in Edgecombe Co NC. Edgecombe Co Deed Book 11, page 375 on 2 December 1804 named Levina as a daughter of William Cherry. She was a young teen when her family moved to Warren Co KY. Levina married her next door neighbor Allen Taylor (brother of her step-mother Frances Taylor) on 11 February 1811 in Warren Co. He was born 13 December 1789 in Edgecombe Co or Martin Co, son of Joseph Taylor and Sara Best, and came to Warren Co about 1800 when he was a boy. (See Samuel Cherry, Levina's brother; he married a sister of Allen.) Allen and his family lived next door to his widowed mother-in-law in 1820. He was not the head of his home in 1870, so must have been living with a child. He died on 13 September 1878 at Richardsville, Warren Co and was buried there in Taylor Cemetery; Levina died on 23 December 1853 in Warren Co "age 59" (she was not found with Allen in the 1860 census). They were living in district 1 of Warren Co in 1850. Levina and Allen had at least thirteen children, all born in Warren Co-

1.     William Cherry Taylor, b 8 Jan 1812. He married Frances "Franky" Elizabeth Davenport in Warren Co on 4 April 1839. She was born in KY in 1818. They were living among the Cherry families in Warren Co in 1850 and in 1860. They had three children-

        a.     Lafayette Taylor, b 1841 (57nq)

        b.     Harriett T Taylor, b 1843, married William A Goode in Warren Co on 25 December 1861. He was born in KY in 1832. By 1870 they had three children, all born near Greencastle in Warren Co-

                1.     Josephine Goode, b 1862 (57r)

                2.     Mattie Goode, b 1865 (57r)

                3.     Mary T Goode, b 1867 (57r) (C,57mnqr)

        c.     Joseph Luther Taylor, b 1849 (57nq)

William's bachelor brother Aaron was living with him in 1850. (110,77,57ijknq)

2.     Aaron Taylor, b 15 Sep 1813. He was not in his parents' household in Warren Co in 1840, and died on 20 June 1856 at Richardsville. He was buried in Taylor family cemetery norht of Richardsville. In 1850 Aaron was single, living with his brother William. (77,57ijnc)

3.     Henry H Taylor, b 1 Jul 1815, was living in Warren Co in 1860 and in 1870 among many Cherry families; in 1860 he was next door to his brother William Taylor, and in 1870 was next door to his cousin Alford Cherry. Henry married Louisa Anna Renfroe on 5 October 1844 in nearby Butler Co. She was born in 1828 in KY. In 1860 his wife was Nancy _____, so Louisa must have died between 1854 and 1860. Nancy was born in 1815. The two children from the 1850 census were the same two eldest children in the 1860 census, so Henry Taylor from both censuses was the same person. Henry died 11 August 1872 and was buried in Taylor family cemetery. They had four children by 1870-

        a.     William Taylor, b 1847 (C,57nq)

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