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       Captain Isaac Young [y18] of Spartanburg Co SC was probably born by 1755 and was married and with perhaps seven children by 1790. His wife was born about 1755; because of numerous land deeds, and the close proximity of where Isaac and the Cantrell families lived, Isaac's wife may have been Margaret Cantrell. Isaac was named to serve on the Spartanburg Grand Jury in March 1788, (along with Britton Willeford of the James Creek area, James Alexander and William Lipscomb of the Pacolet River area, and others). And in March of 1790 Isaac Young and Thomas Jordan were named as "commissioners to mark and lay out" a road from the Pacolet River to Broad River (in northeast Spartanburg Co). In January 1793 an Elizabeth Saunders was found by the Co courts to be guilty of "bastardy," and was fined £5. Isaac Young and James Saunders agreed in court to pay her fine and also agreed to indemnify the county from the maintenance of the bastard child. And again Isaac served on the Grand Jury, in January 1794, this time with Richard Young of James Creek, and served again in July 1798.

       If there was any connection to the William Young Senr [y1] family of Spartanburg Co in the pre-1800 years, then Isaac Sr would have been of age to be a son of that William Young, but there is no evidence for this. There were two generations of Isaac Youngs in Spartanburg Co between the 1780s and the 1850s, and often both lived with each other. The 1830 census and deed records indicate that Isaac Young Esquire and Isaac Junior were the same; the subject of this biography is Isaac Senior.

       Isaac and his family lived in Spartanburg Co probably near the north center of the county on 12 November 1812 "Isaac Young Sen" (the second generation?) of Spartanburg Co sold a 183 acre plantation on the "waters of the Pacolet River on a branch of Buck Creek" (north center Spartanburg Co) to "Isaac Young Jun of the same State and District." Isaac Senior made his "X" mark; witnesses were James and John Cantrell. This land sale was perhaps done on or soon after Isaac Junior married his first wife. In 1790 Isaac's near neighbors were the families of Henry Young, John Young, William Wood, John Cantrell, William Garrett, and others. In 1800 William Garrett and a Richard Cantrell were neighbors, thus indicating that Isaac had not moved. Isaac bought 400 acres from John Woodward on Buck Creek in 1787, 200 acres from Thomas Warren along the Pacolet River in 1791 (and sold it the same year to John Bankson), and 350 acres on Buck Creek in 1795 from Elias Jordan. Isaac sold 410 acres on Buck Creek to Isaac Cantrell in 1797, and 250 acres on Jacobs Branch to Moses Cantrell in 1803. There are other land transactions, one in 1804 and another in 1807 where Isaac bought 200 acres and 141 acres on Island Creek from Joshua Prout and from J Morrow. Isaac was still in the same part of the county in 1810, but was not there in 1820. In 1830 an Isaac Young Esquire was listed in the census but was shown to be born in the 1790s; apparently the 1830 Isaac was a son of our subject.

       There are Georgia records of an Isaac Young Sr who arrived in that state in 1736 with his wife Sarah, son Isaac Young and daughter-in-law Elizabeth _____, and three other sons: John Young, Nathaniel Young, and Thomas Young; Thomas was age 15 then. If this Isaac was connected with one of the two Isaacs of Spartanburg Co, it would have been Captain Isaac Young, since son Isaac Jr didn’t marry his wife Sarah until 1840. Captain Isaac appears to have had the following ten children-

a.     Barry Young, b c1774

b.    son Young, b 1774-1784

c.     James Young, b 1774-1784

d.    Isaac Young Jr, b 29 May 1786

e.     dau Young, b by 1790

f.     dau Young, b by 1790

g.    son Young, b 1790

h.    son Young, b 1790s

i.     son Young, b 1790-1800

j      son Young, b 1790-1800

Some of the family of Isaac Young Jr were buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery. This would be in the area where Isaac Sr sold land to Isaac Jr in 1812. (L,1aehijyc)


       Rose Mary Anderson [y18c1d2a4a], daughter of Jane Eric Crow and Milford Lee Anderson, was born 20 July 1945 in Brazos Co TX. She married Benton Douglas Huddleston and they had two sons, both at Houston-

1.    Wayne Douglas Huddleston, b 18 Aug 1967

2.    Darryll D'Ron Huddleston, b 1 Jul 1968 (103b)


       Beverly Ann Behrman [y18c1a2a3a], daughter of William A Behrman Jr and Eileen Louise Larrey, was born 17 February 1942 at Houston, TX. She married Larry Linn Williamson. He was born 2 June 1939. They lived at Cypress, Harris Co TX and had three children in Harris Co-

1.    Christopher Linn Williamson, b 28 Jun 1962 (83bP)

2.    Michael Scott Williamson, b 8 Sep 1964 (83bP)

3.    Kay Elizabeth Williamson, b 2 Aug 1968 (83bP) (83bP)


       Goree Kuhlman Behrman [y18c1a2a1], son of Clara Amanda Goree and William August Behrman, was born 8 June 1901 in Madison Co TX. He died 2 March 1963 at Austin but lived at Houston. He attended Massey Business College at Houston, and convinced the draft board in 1918 that he was a year older so that he could register for the WW1 draft. He did get drafted, and was stationed at Kelly Field in Bexar Co in 1920. He served from 28 July 1919 to 20 June 1923. After the war, Goree was a Gulf Oil department manager, and lived at Houston. He was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. Goree was married when he died. His wife was Sing Le Tulle Bass. They had a son at Houston-

a.     John Richard Behrman, b 24 Oct 1942 (M,420vc, 111w, 83f, 80d)


       John Richard Behrman [y18c1a2a1a], son of Goree Kuhlman Behrman and Sing Le Tulle Bass, was born 24 October 1942 at Houston, TX. He married two times, both at Houston. His first wife was Mary A Matranga, married on 18 April 1971, and divorced on 2 September 1975 with no children. The second wife was Belinda Kay Brockman, married on 1 May 1976. Mary was born in 1943; Belinda was born in Tarrant Co on 19 July 1946, daughter of Victor August Brockman and Valerie Theresa Kleman. (83bm, 42b)


       Kay Elizabeth Behrman [y18c1a2a3b], daughter of William A Behrman Jr and Eileen Louise Larrey, was born 27 August 1945 at Houston, TX. (83b)


       Sarah Bertha Behrman [y18c1a2a2], daughter of Clara Amanda Goree and William August Behrman, was born in 1904 in TX. She married Francis Luke Gilbert. He was born 15 November 1903 at Mexia, Morgan Co TX, daughter of Flavous Luke Gilbert and Elizabeth H Houx, and lived at Houston with his parents in 1930. Francis died at home at Houston on 15 April 1969 from heart failure, and was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. He was a musician and an insurance broker. "Tony Francis L Gilbert Jr" was the informant for his death certificate. His wife was still living when Francis died. Their two children were born at Houston-

a.     Betty Clare Gilbert, b 12 Apr 1941. She married William Robert Hammann Jr. He was born in Harris Co on 4 March 1941, son of William Robert Hammann and Claude Phillips. Betty had a daughter-

       1.    Beth Marie Hammann, b 29 Oct 1962 in Travis Co TX. (80b) (83b, 80b)

b.    Tony Francis Luke Gilbert Jr, b 6 Aug 1944. (83b)

Francis’ father Flavous Luke Gilbert was born 18 Jul 1876 at Midway, TX, and died 29 Feb 1948 at Houston. He was buried in Midway Cemetery. Elizabeth H Houx was born in TX in 1882 and died about 1911. (M,420vwc, 83fbd)


       William A Behrman Jr [y18c1a2a3], son of Clara Amanda Goree and William August Behrman, was born 10 July 1911, died 8 February 1999 at Conroe, Montgomery Co. He married Eileen Louise Larrey and they had two daughters, both at Houston-

a.     Beverly Ann Behrman, b 17 Feb 1942

b.    Kay Elizabeth Behrman, 27 Aug 1945 (Z,429w,83f)


       Alma Christine Bell [y18a12d7g], daughter of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born in 1930 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN, and died before her brother George died in 1998. Alma married Hillard Eugene Moore in Obion Co on 14 December 1946. They claimed their ages was 22 and 18. Both lived at Tiptonville, Lake Co just before they married. (N,23fm)


       Arlean Bell [y18a12d2c], daughter of Christopher Stewart Bell and May Rodgers, was born in 1912 in Obion Co TN. (23wf)


       Boone E Bell [y18a12d1c], son of William M Bell and Laura Andrew Lee, was born in 1904 in Obion Co TN. He married Zelma Baker in Obion Co on 26 October 1929. Zelma was age 18 when married, born about 1911; Boone was age 25. Zelma's parents were Samuel H Baker (1884 TN) and Allie Yates (1893 Humphreys Co TN). (23vwmd)


       Carl B Bell [y18a12d7e], son of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born 27 April 1923 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN. He married Jewel D Russell on 20 May 1946 in Obion Co. They both lived at Tiptonville just before they married and claimed their ages were 23 and 19. Jewel was actually born on 24 October 1928, so was age 17½ when they married. She died 11 December 1997 at Tiptonville. Carl died there on 10 December 1999. (Z,23fm)


       Charles Thomas Bell [y18a12d7f], son of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born 14 March 1926 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN. He married, and died at Martin, Weakley Co on 6 June 1998 and was buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery at Hornbeak. He was an auto mechanic at Hornbeak. Charles enlisted in the US Army at Camp Stoneman Pittsburg in CA (San Francisco Bay area) on 8 December 1945; he was not married at that time. He did marry later, and had a son and a daughter and seven grandchildren when he died. (N,M,23fc)


       Christopher Stewart Bell [y18a12d2], son of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 20 November 1878 in Obion Co, and died 16 April 1942 in Obion Co. He married May Rodgers in Obion Co on 11 August 1901. She was born 3 July 1888 in Obion Co, daughter of Chesley Adison Jackson Rodgers (1864-1913) and Emmaline Ray (1859-1943), and died 6 February 1954. May was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery near Obion. They had four children-

a.     Sidney William Bell, b 4 Oct 1904

b.    Clara V Bell, b 24 Feb 1909

c.     Arlean Bell, b 1912

d.    Clifford Bell, b Aug 1915

In 1930 May's mother lived with them. Also, niece and nephews Loxie, Lester, and Chester Bell lived with them in 1920 and 1930. Loxie was born in 1912; Chester and Lester (twins) were born in April 1917. These three were children of Chester's brother Green Bell. Niece Ivy Lee Mitchell, age 13, also was in their home in 1920. She was a daughter of Seneth Bell, Christopher's late sister. (W,23umvwfd)


       Clara V Bell [y18a12d2b], daughter of Christopher Stewart Bell and May Rodgers, was born 24 February 1909 in Obion Co TN. She married Winney T Dodson in Obion Co on 17 January 1926. He was born 27 November 1900 in Obion Co, son of Joseph C Dodson and Victoria Annie Harman, and died at Obion in December 1975. Clara died at Obion in September 1969. Joseph C Dodson was born 3 Jul 1861 in Murray Co TN, and died in Obion Co on 4 Jan 1946. He was buried in New Chapel Cemetery at Eldridge in Obion Co. Victoria Annie Harman was born in Aug 1870 in TN, and died 31 Oct 1916 at Dyersburg, Dyer Co and was buried at Trimble, Dyer Co. (Z,23vwmfd)


       Clarence Greene "Jack" Bell [y18a12d1d], son of William M Bell and Laura Andrew Lee, was born 18 July 1906 in Obion Co TN. He married Wilma Kirby on 13 August 1929 and lived next door to his parents. Wilma was born in TN in 1914 (married at age 16). Clarence died at Hornbeak on 26 December 1946. (K,23vwmfd)


       Clifford Bell [y18a12d2d], son of Christopher Stewart Bell and May Rodgers, was born in August 1915 in Obion Co TN. (23wf)


       Earlie B Bell [y18a12d10c], son of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born about 1923 in Lake Co TN, and died by 1930. (N,740f)


       Eula May Bell [y18a12d1a], daughter of William M Bell and Laura Andrew Lee, was born 8 April 1900 in Obion Co TN. She married John Calvin Lee in Obion Co on 14 April 1917, and in 1920 they lived a few doors from her parents in Obion Co in District 12. John was born 23 July 1897 in Obion Co, son of J Robert Lee (1873 TN) and Isabell Perry (1877 TN, married 11 Oct 1896 Obion Co). Eula died in December 1973 at Obion. John died at Dyersburg, Dyer Co on 27 September 1942. He was a farmer and a deputy sheriff. He was buried in Cobbs Chapel Cemetery at Troy. They had a daughter by 1920, then four more children by 1930-

1.    Velma Lee, b May 1919 (23wf)

2.    Ruby Lee, b 1921 (23f)

3.    Dorthy Lee, b 1923 (23f)

4.    Earl F Lee, b 1925 (23f)

5.    Robert E Lee, b Feb 1929 (23f) (M,K, 23uvwf)


       Fannie Mozelle Bell [y18a12d1f], daughter of William M Bell and Laura Andrew Lee, was born 14 July 1912 in Obion Co TN. She married Wendell Harold Morris in Weakley Co on 14 January 1930 and they lived with her parents in Obion Co. Wendell was born 17 June 1910 in TN and died at Samburg, Obion Co on 28 February 2006. Mozelle died there in July 1978. Wendell was a Private in the US Army during WW2. He was buried in Antioch Cemetery at Hornbeak, (Z,M,23wf, 21m)


       Flora Bell [y18a12d7b], daughter of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born in 1914 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN, and died before her brother George died in 1998. (N,23f)


       Floyd Ervin Bell [y18a12d10b], son of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born 19 September 1920 in Lake Co TN. He lived at Tiptonville in 1991, but was at Blytheville, MS in 2002 (his brother William's 2002 obit said Floyd was at Blytheville, AR). Floyd died at Blytheville, MS on 22 November 2003. (N,Z,740fP)


       George Daniel Bell [y18a12d7c], son of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born 17 November 1916 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN, and died 12 August 1998 at Centerline, MI. He was a WW2 Army veteran, and was a baker. He had married Ocie Lee Barrells in Obion Co on 26 November 1938. George lived at Hornbeak then, and Ocie at Tiptonville. She was age 21 then (born 1917) and George was age 22. Ocie was born in Henderson Co (two counties southeast of Obion Co) in June 1919, daughter of Loday "Lodie" Calvin Barrells and Lantie Stewart. In 1930 Ocie and her parents lived in Hardin Co. George Bell was buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery. He and Ocie had a son and daughter. When George died, he had two brothers and three sisters who had already died. Loday Calvin Barrells was born 23 Dec 1898 in TN, and died in Henderson Co on 14 Jan 1981. Lantie Stewart was born 22 Dec 1901 in TN, died in Henderson Co in Apr 1985. They married in Henderson Co on 14 Jul 1917. Loday's father was from Canada. (N,Z, 23fmc)


       Green R Bell [y18a12d4], son of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 3 November 1884 in Obion Co TN. He lived at Hornbeak, Obion Co in September 1918 and named his wife Nannie Bell on his draft registration. Green died 12 July 1921 in Shelby Co and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery at Troy. His wife was Nannie C E Jones, born 18 July 1894 at Troy, daughter of William Thomas Jones and Mary Louisa Davis, and died at Troy on 6 December 1918 during a flu epidemic. She was also buried in Ebenezer Cemetery. They married in Obion Co on 19 Feb 1911. Green was illiterate, and could not read what was on the marriage form. Instead, others filled it in and Green could barely sign his name, much less proof read what was written for him. His wife's name was put down as Annie Jones, not Nannie Jones. Herbert Bennett helped provide the marriage bond. After Nannie died, her three children were taken in by Green's brother Christopher-

a.     Loaxie Bell, b 4 Dec 1911. She married a Mr Williams and died in August 1971 at Hornbeak. (Z,23wf)

b.    Chester Bell, b 19 May 1917, married Ethel Gray in Obion Co on 15 December 1934, and died in June 1963. (Z,23wfm)

c.     Lester Bell, b 19 May 1917 (23wf) (M,W, 23uvmc)


       Ida O Bell [y18a12d8], daughter of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born in January 1893 in Obion Co TN. She married James Lee Crouson in Obion Co on 11 April 1909. The James L Crouson, son of James B Crouson and Dixie Hayes, was still living at home in 1910, unmarried; Ida had died within the past year. (23umv)


       James Earl Bell [y18a12d10h], son of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born 5 March 1935 in Lake Co TN, and died 22 September 1937 at Tiptonville, Lake Co. He was buried in Antioch Cemetery at Hornbeak, Obion Co. (741d)


       James Monroe Bell [y18a12d7h], son of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born 31 December 1932 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN, and died there on 26 May 1933. He was buried in Antioch Cemetery. (23d)


       Louise Bell [y18a12d10g], daughter of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born about 1932 in Lake Co TN. She married a Mr Robertson and lived in CA in 2002. (N)


       Maggie Bell [y18a12d6], daughter of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 22 February 1888 in Obion Co TN (age 11 in 1900, 22 in 1910, 30 in 1920). She married Walter Clinton Lofton in Obion Co on 3 May 1903. He was born in TN on 23 September 1879. They lived in Obion Co. Maggie died at Hornbeak on 15 August 1969. By 1930 had seven children-

a.     Harry Lofton, b 10 Nov 1904

b.    Edgar Lofton, b 11 Jan 1907

c.     Wilhmena Lofton, b 6 Sep 1911

d.    Mary West Lofton, b 15 Dec 1915

e.     Captalia Lofton, b 6 Aug 1919

f.     Paul C Lofton, b 10 Sep 1922

g.    Ralph W Lofton, b 1925

Living next door in 1910 was Maggie's sister Roxie. (Z,M,23umvwf)


       Maggie Mae Bell [y18a12d10e], daughter of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born in January 1927 in Lake Co TN. She married a Mr Brown and lived in MS in 2002. (N,740f)


       Mary Lou Bell [y18a12d10d], daughter of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born 8 January 1925 in Lake Co TN. She married a Mr Pierce and lived in FL in 2002. She died at Brooksville, Hernando Co FL on 4 April 2010. (N,Z,740f)


       Minnie Leona Bell [y18a12d1g], daughter of William M Bell and Laura Andrew Lee, was born 28 February 1916 in Obion Co TN. She married Sylvester Sammie Dickey in Obion Co on 4 July 1936. He claimed he was age 28 then (born about 1908); Leona claimed she was age 20. Census records show that Sylvester was born 15 June 1911 in TN in either Obion Co or at Memphis. He was a son of Andrew Taylor Dickey and Jessie E Read. Sylvester died 26 March 1976 at Westland, Wayne Co MI. Minnie also married Everett Hutchraft and died in Obion Co on 24 July 1966. Sylvester's second wife was Emma Viola Williams. She was born 16 Feb 1924 at DeFalls, Bluff Co AR, and died at Westland on 11 Feb 1996. They had two children. Sylvester's father Andrew Taylor Dickey was born in 1867 in GA, and died in 1949 at Samburg, Obion Co; his mother Jessie E Read was born in 1880 in IN, married Andrew in Obion Co on 4 May 1897, and died in 1951. They lived at Memphis in 1910. (K,W, 23wfm, MId)


       Nezzie Bell [y18a12d7a], daughter of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born 14 January 1912 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN, and died in Obion Co in November 1976. She had married a Mr Kitchen. (N,Z, 23f)


       Presley Bell [y18a12d9], son of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 15 October 1896 at Troy, Obion Co TN. He married Annie Pearl Crouson in Obion Co on 12 August 1917. When he registered for the WW1 draft, he and his brother Wesley said their father "Pink Bell" was born at "Alamo Tennessee" (in Crockett Co). Press died 8 May 1937 at Hornbeak. His death certificate said his wife was "Pearl

Crown." Pearl was born 31 October 1896 at Hornbeak, Obion Co, daughter of James Bradford Crouson and Dixie Lee Hayes. In 1920 Presley and Annie lived in Obion Co between his brother Wesley and sister Roxie. In 1930 they were still in Obion Co and Press was then a salesman for food products. Pearl died 20 May 1986. She and Presley had a son-

a.     Price Bell, b May 1919 (23wf)

Their nephew Harry Lofton lived with them in 1930. Harry worked at a saw mill.

James Bradford Crouson was born in Lauderdale, AL on 5 Sep 1866 and died in Obion Co TN on 17 Nov 1934. Dixie Lee Hayes was born 10 Nov 1867 in Obion Co and died 22 Mar 1933 at Hornbeak. They married in Obion Co on 29 Sep 1887. Both were buried across the road, east from Antioch Baptist Church. Antioch is a small church west of Hornbeak on Lake Road; a portion of the old church Cemetery is across the road from the church. In that area there are graves behind a low and almost ground level cement wall. James' and Dixie's grandson Claude B Crouson was also buried here. (M,W, 23uvmwfdc)


       Roxie Ann Bell [y18a12d5], daughter of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 6 March 1886 in Obion Co TN. She married William Franklyn Crouson in Obion Co on 15 September 1909. William was born at Hornbeak, Obion Co on 15 September 1890, son of James Bradford Crouson and Dixie Lee Haynes, and died 19 September 1973 at Tiptonville, Lake Co. Roxie died 24 January 1984 at Memphis, TN. They were buried in Antioch Cemetery but have unmarked graves. They had eight children, most in Obion Co-

a.     Claude B Crouson, b 3 Sep 1910

b.    Ionie Crouson, b 22 May 1912

c.     Floy Mae Crouson, b 1914

d.    Mattie Bell Crouson, b 12 Aug 1916

e.     Glenn R Crouson, b 29 Jul 1919

f.     Hattie Marie Crouson, b 24 May 1921

g.    Cora D Crouson, b 1924

h.    Thelma Lee Crouson, b 1925

In 1920 they lived next door to her brothers Presley and Wesley in Obion Co. In 1930 they lived two doors from Roxie's brother Christopher S Bell. The Crouson name was often spelled Crowson, Crousen, and Crosson. (Z,W, 23umvwfc)


       Sam Bell [y18a12d7], son of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 2 May 1891 near Hornbeak, Obion Co (age 10 in 1900). When he registered for the WW1 draft in June 1917 in Obion Co, Sam stated that he was married and had three children. Sam had married Roxie Lou Permenter on 2 April 1911 in Obion Co. She was born 5 March 1894, and died in October 1984 at Tiptonville, Lake Co. They lived in Obion Co in 1930 and had at least eight children, all in Obion Co-

a.     Nezzie Bell, b 14 Jan 1912

b.    Flora Bell, b 1914

c.     George Daniel Bell, b 17 Nov 1916

d.    Sammie D Bell, b 13 Sep 1920

e.     Carl B Bell, b 27 Apr 1923

f.     Charles Thomas Bell, b 14 Mar 1926

g.    Alma Christine Bell, b 1930

h.    James Monroe Bell, b 31 Dec 1932 (Z,M, 23umf)


       Sammie D Bell [y18a12d7d], son of Sam Bell and Roxie Lou Permenter, was born 13 September 1920 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN. He died at Hornbeak in May 1987. (Z,23f)


       Seneth Bell [y18a12d3], daughter of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born in March 1881 in Obion Co TN. Her name was probably Asceneth, named after her maternal grandmother. "Seneth Bell" married Frank Mitchell in Obion Co on 2 September 1903; W C Lofton helped with the marriage bond. He had married Seneth's sister Maggie seven months prior. "Senith Mitchell" and her husband Frank Mitchell were found in Obion Co in 1910. Frank was born 3 April 1880 in TN. In September 1918 Frank Mitchell claimed his wife was Octavia Mitchell, living at Troy, when he registered for the WW1 draft. She was Mrs Octavia (Kirk) Roberts and they had married in Obion Co on 30 March 1913. Seneth must have died in the early 1910s. She and Frank had three or four children-

a.     Addie Bird Mitchell, b 3 Jul 1904

b.    Ivy Lee Mitchell, b 1907

c.     William I Mitchell, b May 1909

d.    Pink Mitchell, b 1910

Living next door to Frank Mitchell in 1920 was his late wife's aunt, Martha B (Cates) Kirk.

Frank's second wife Octavia A Kirk [y18a12c5] had two Roberts sons when she married Frank: Sydney and Boonie Roberts, ages 18 and 14. (23uvmwf)


       Sidney William Bell [y18a12d2a], son of Christopher Stewart Bell and May Rodgers, was born 4 October 1904 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN (age 6 in 1910, 16 in 1920), and died 22 January 1991 at Glass, Obion Co. He married Jodie Wall at Glass, Obion Co on 5 March 1922. Jodie was born 18 February 1902 in Obion Co, and died 21 January 1997 in Obion Co. She was buried in Terrace Hill Cemetery at Troy with Sidney. Her parents were Joseph Davis Wall (1844-1932) and Rebecca Jane Jones (1868-1942). Sid and Jodie had a daughter. (W,Z, 23vwm)


       Thomas Cecil Bell [y18a12d1b], son of William M Bell and Laura Andrew Lee, was born 23 February 1902 in Obion Co TN. He married Ruby Otella Jackson in 1927 and they lived in Obion Co in 1930. Ruby was born in TN on 29 July 1910. Cecil died at Obion in October 1969. Ruby died there on 11 March 2010. (K,Z,23vwf)


       Wesley Bell Jr [y18a12d10f], son of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born in May 1929 in Lake Co TN, and died before 2002. (N,740f)


       Wesley J Bell [y18a12d10], son of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 15 October 1896 at Troy, Obion Co TN, and died on 30 December 1968 at Tiptonville, Lake Co. He married Vena Permento. She was born 2 October 1896, daughter of Mr J W Permento and Emma Hill, and died at Tiptonville in March 1976. They had eight children-

a.     William Bradford Bell, b 25 Jan 1919

b.    Floyd Ervin Bell, b 19 Sep 1920

c.     Earlie B Bell, b abt 1923

d.    Mary Lou Bell, b 8 Jan 1925

e.     Maggie Mae Bell, b Feb 1927

f.     Wesley Bell Jr, b May 1929

g.    Louise Bell, b abt 1932

h.    James Earl Bell, b 5 Mar 1935

The writing on the marriage record was very clear; the family name was Permento, but in later years it was spelled Pernenter. Wright Watson helped with the marriage bond.

Emma Hill was born 6 Nov 1869 in Lake Co, and died at Tiptonville, Lake Co on 30 May 1942. She was buried in Crocketts Chapel Cemetery at Tiptonville. Emma married J W Permento in Lake Co on 30 Dec 1888. (M,Z,23uv,741fd)


       William Arthur Bell [y18a12d1e], son of William M Bell and Laura Andrew Lee, was born 18 March 1909 in Obion Co TN, and died 31 January 1993 at Hornbeak. (Z,23vwf)


       William Bradford Bell [y18a12d10a], son of Wesley J Bell and Vena Permento, was born 25 January 1919 at Tiptonville, Lake Co, and grew up in Obion Co from an early age. William died 19 November 2002 at Trenton, TN and was buried in Tiptonville City Cemetery. He married Mary Kate Moore. She was born 10 August 1924. They had a daughter-

1.    Patricia Anne Bell, b 5 May 1950, died 1 August 11968 and was buried in Tiptonville City Cemetery in Lake Co TN. Her gravestone is a triple-stone with her parents. (N,740c)

William's obit was: William Bradford Bell, 83, of Tiptonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Trenton Health Care, where he had been a patient for about two weeks. He was a retired state employee of the Tennessee Highway Dept. and Parks and Recreation Dept.
Visitation was at Tiptonville Chapel of Curry Funeral Home Thursday evening.
Services were at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Wilson Walley officiating.
Pallbearers were Mark C. Moore, Leslie Curtis, Leslie Earl Curtis Jr., Michael Cates, Terry Russell Curtis and Norman Rhodes.
Burial was in Tiptonville City Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 25, 1919, in Tiptonville to the late Vena Permenter Bell and Wesley Bell.
He married Mary Kate Moore, who survives.
He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church of Tiptonville.
He leaves three sisters, Mary Lou Pierce of Florida, Maggie Mae Brown of Mississippi and Louise Robertson of California; a brother, Floyd Ervin Bell of Blytheville, Ark. a brother-in-law and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. Rufus Moore of Trenton; a sister-in-law, Becky Moore, of Lobelville.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Anne Bell, and three brothers, Earlie B. Bell, James Earl Bell and Wesley Bell Jr.
(W,N,23w, 740fc)


       William M Bell [y18a12d1], son of Mary Elizabeth Cates and William Pinckney Bell, was born 2 January 1877 in Obion Co TN. He was illiterate, as were three other sons of Pink and Mary (Green, Presley, and Wesley). Bill had married Laura Andrew Lee in Obion Co on 1 June 1899: "W M Bell" and "Miss L A Lee." G W Lee (Laura's brother George) helped provide the marriage bond. The 1910, 1920 and 1930 census had his name as William M Bell; his family was overlooked in the 1880 census, and when he registered for the WW1 draft, he gave his name as Bill Bell. But his wife's name on that draft card was "Lasadrew Bell" at Hornbeak (filled in by someone else). It was the death record that showed his middle name to be Edward, and the death record said his parents were "Pink Bell" and "Mary E Cates." William and Laura lived in District 5 of Obion Co in 1900, three doors from the future wife of his brother Christopher. Laura was born in Obion Co on 11 April 1877, daughter of William E "Ned" Lee and Elizabeth J Roberts, and died 26 February 1942 at Obion. Laura's death record showed her mother's name to be "Lizzie Robinson" and her husband as "W M Bell." Laura was buried at Hornbeak. "William Edward Bell" died at Samburg, Obion Co on 21 January 1953. He and Laura were buried in Antioch Cemetery at Hornbeak. His name on his gravestone had the Edward middle name. Since William Bell died 11 years after Laura died, then the informant for his death certificate must have been a child, and that child didn't know the correct middle name of his / her father, yet could name the grandparents. William and Laura had seven children-

a.     Eula May Bell, b 8 Apr 1900

b.    Thomas Cecil Bell, b 23 Feb 1902

c.     Boone E Bell, b 1904

d.    Clarence Greene Bell, b 18 Jul 1906

e.     William Arthur Bell, b 18 Mar 1909

f.     Fannie Mozelle Bell, b 14 Jul 1912

g.    Minnie Leona Bell, b 28 Feb 1916

William E Lee was born in 1847 in TN and died in the 1870s. Elizabeth J Roberts was born in 1846 in TN. They married in Obion Co on 27 Dec 1865. After William died, Elizabeth lived with Laura A and William Bell in 1910 and 1920. (M,23muvwfdc)


       Clifford Benson [y18a13a7a], son Lydia Mandy Young and Nathan Lee Benson, was born in October 1908 in Clay Co AR, and probably died young, before 1920. He was not remembered in his sister Wilma's obituary in 2004. (548v)


       Clyde Benson [y18a13a7b], son Lydia Mandy Young and Nathan Lee Benson, was born 18 November 1910 in Clay Co AR, and died at Detroit, MI on 23 June 1988. (Z,N, 548w, 683f)


       Ghuyraine E Benson [y18a13a7e], son Lydia Mandy Young and Nathan Lee Benson, was born 14 October 1917 in Clay Co AR. He lived at Rector, Clay Co in the 1990s, and died there on 6 May 1993. He married Norma L _____. She was born 11 January 1923. (N,Z, 548wP, 683f)


       Glessner M Benson [y18a13a7f], son Lydia Mandy Young and Nathan Lee Benson, was born 19 November 1919 in Clay Co AR. He died at Rector, Clay Co in December 1976. (Z,N,548wP, 683f)


       Velma Benson [y18a13a7c], daughter Lydia Mandy Young and Nathan Lee Benson, was born 20 February 1913 in Clay Co AR. She married John Wesley Beaton in Greene Co on 18 October 1931. He was born in Greene Co on 16 August 1908, son of James Wright Beaton and Nancy Paralee Starnes. Wes and Velma lived in MO and MI for a while, but she died at Gillham, Sevier Co AR on 9 September 1983. John died there on 12 September 1991. They were buried in Gillham Cemetery. James Wright Beaton was born 21 Jan 1858 in Benton Co TN, and died 17 Dec 1926 at White Oak, Greene Co AR. Nancy P Starnes was born 17 Jul 1868 in Lauderdale Co TN, married James in Greene Co on 6 Jan 1884, and died in Greene Co on 8 September 1934. They were buried in Ramers Chapel Cemetery at Marmaduke, Greene Co. (Z,W,N,548w,706c, 683uvwfmc)


       Wilma Benson [y18a13a7d], daughter of Lydia Mandy Young and Nathan Lee Benson, was born 30 March 1915 in Clay Co AR, and died 28 January 2004 at Paragould, Greene Co. She was buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector, Clay Co. In the 1990s she lived at Marmaduke, Greene Co. She married Gilbert Johnson; he was born 26 November 1908 and died 28 March 1992 at Rector. They had a daughter-

1.    Judy L Johnson, b 29 Feb 1952 (N,Z, 548wc, 683fP)


       Cora Berry [y18d10b1], daughter of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born in October 1878 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. (age 2 in 1880, 27 in 1910). (Z,1suv)


       Currie Berry [y18d10b8], son of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born in April 1895 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. (1uvw)


       Dock Furman Berry [y18d10b6], son of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born 7 October 1889 (was age 17 in 1910) in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. He married Lucy Parker about 1914 and in 1920 they lived in Cherokee Twp next to his brother Judson. In 1930 they were at Spartanburg, and the census showed his name as Daniel F Berry instead of Dock F Berry; on his WW1 draft card he signed it as "Dock Furman Berry." We know this Daniel was actually Dock because his wife was the same, as were the three children born in the 1910s. Lucy was born in NC in 1893, daughter of Jim Parker and Sarah F Black. Furman died in January 1963 in SC. Lucy died 29 June 1930 in Spartanburg Co; "D F Berry" was the informant for her death certificate. They had three children by 1920-

a.     Virginia Virl Berry, b Apr 1915 (1wf)

b.    Sarah J Berry, b Dec 1916 (1wf)

c.     James Furman Berry, b Sep 1919 (1wf)

d.    Hecherta Berry (dau), b 1922 (1f)

e.     Daniel T Berry, b 1924 (1f)

f.     Thomas Berry, b Jun 1926 (1f)

g.    Dorothy J Berry, b 1930 (1f) (M,Z, 1uvwd)


       Ella M Berry [y18d10b2g], daughter of John Earle Berry and Laura Nettie Cook, was born in 1918 in Spartanburg Co SC. (1f)


       Fred Welton Berry [y18d10b4a], son of Lee Gustin Berry and Exie Seay, born 14 June 1908 in Spartanburg Co SC. He was murdered on 26 December 1935 in Spartanburg Co, shot in the chest. Fred’s father was the informant for his death certificate. Fred was buried in Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery at Boiling Springs, Spartanburg Co. He married Ada Lee and was widowed in the 1920s. (SCd, 1vwfdc)


       Harold A Berry [y18d10b4g], son of Lee Gustin Berry and Exie Seay, was born 5 August 1924 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died at Spartanburg in July 1989. (Z,1f)


       James Henry Berry [y18d10b], son of Martha Jane Young and William George Berry, was born 23 April 1855, and died 22 November 1932. He was buried in Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery, at Boiling Springs, Spartanburg Co. James had married Martha Jane Strange in 1878. She was born 18 October 1857, died 7 February 1933, and was buried next to James. They lived at Cherokee in 1920 with their son Curie. They had ten children by 1900, with eight still living, and all born in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co-

1.    Cora Berry, b Oct 1878

2.    John Earle Berry, b 15 Dec 1879

3.    William Thomas Berry, b 30 Dec 1882

4.    Lee Gustin Berry, b 2 May 1884

5.    Judson Andrew Berry, b 26 Dec 1887

6.    Dock Furman Berry, b 7 Oct 1889

7.    Lettie Berry, b 3 Mar 1892

8.    Currie Berry, b Apr 1895

9.    child Berry, b & d between 1878 and 1900 (1u)

10.  child Berry, b & d between 1878 and 1900 (1u)

Martha’s 9 year old brother Luther Strange lived with her and James in 1880. (W,1suvwc)


       Jesse Vernon Berry [y18d10b4b], son of Lee Gustin Berry and Exie Seay, born 7 February 1910 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died at Spartanburg on 22 July 1947. He had married Muriel Ledford. She was born 22 December 1913 and died on 20 November 2005. Her gravestone says "Loving Wife, Mother – "NANA Ledford" with the letter A smaller than the letter N in the word Nana. They had at least one son-

1.    son Berry, b & d 19 Jan 1938 and was buried in Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery at Boiling Springs. He was not named. (1c) (SCd, 1vwc)


       John Earle Berry [y18d10b2], son of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born 15 December 1879 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. He named Mrs Laura Nettie Berry as his closest relative when he registered for the WW1 draft. She was Laura Nettie Cook, John’s wife and a daughter of William Cook. Laura was born 9 January 1884 (1887?) in Spartanburg Co and died 13 January 1941 in Spartanburg Co. She was buried there. They married on 28 December 1904 at Spartanburg and lived there. John died 29 May 1960 in Spartanburg Co. They had four children by 1910 and eight by 1920-

a.     Ralph G Berry, b 14 Feb 1906

b.    child Berry, b & d about 1907

c.     Roy Melton Berry, b 27 Jan 1908

d.    Lyston Berry, b 1909

e.     Olen Wilber Berry, b 1 Apr 1911

f.     Robert L Berry, b 2 May 1916

g.    Ella M Berry, b 1918

h.    John R Berry, b 22 Jan 1920

Grandchildren Mary L Berry, born in Dec 1925, and Jack E Berry, born Sep 1928, lived with John and Laura in 1930. (M,W, 1suvfd)


       John J Berry [y18d10b4e], son of Lee Gustin Berry and Exie Seay, born 2 December 1919 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died in February 1982 at Spartanburg. (Z,1wf)


       John R Berry [y18d10b2h], son of John Earle Berry and Laura Nettie Cook, was born 22 January 1920 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died in April 1990. (Z,1f)


       Judson Andrew Berry [y18d10b5], son of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born 26 December 1887 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. He married May E _____ in 1907. She was born in SC in 1892 (married at age 15). They had five children by June 1917, four still living, then three more by 1927-

a.     child Berry, b & d about 1908. (1v)

b.    Gertrude Fannie Berry, b Jul 1909 (1vw)

c.     Ruby Berry, b 1913 (1wf)

d.    Ravenel Berry, b 1915 (1wf)

e.     Verdie Berry, b Dec 1916 (1wf)

f.     Claudia Berry, b 1922 (1f)

g.    Lucille Berry, b 1925 (1f)

h.    Joseph Berry, b Jun 1927 (1f) (M,1uvf)


       Lee Gustin Berry [y18d10b4], son of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born 2 May 1884 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. He named Exie Berry as his closest relative when he registered for the WW1 draft in 1918. She was Exie Seay, born in SC on 3 March 1883. They married in 1908 and in 1910 lived in Cherokee Twp, next door to his parents. In 1920 they were at Beech Springs, Spartanburg Co. Gus died 28 December 1944 in Spartanburg Co, and Exie died 19 November 1963. They were buried in Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery at Boiling Springs They had seven children by 1930-

a.     Fred Welton Berry, b 14 Jun 1908

b.    Jesse Vernon Berry, b 7 Feb 1910

c.     Manson O Berry, b 13 Mar 1913

d.    Whitley Berry, b 4 January 1917

e.     John J Berry, b 2 Dec 1919

f.     Sallie R Berry, b 1922

g.    Harold A Berry, b 5 Aug 1924 (SCd,M, 1uvfc)


       Lettie Berry [y18d10b7], daughter of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born 3 March 1892 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. She married Jesse Newton Anderson in Spartanburg Co in late January 1915, and they lived in Cherokee Twp into the 1930s. He was born 31 March 1888 in Spartanburg Co, daughter of Weston T Anderson and Sarah Jane Humphries, and died 4 July 1962. He was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Lettie died in Cherokee Twp on 3 November 1983 and was buried with Jesse. They had two children-

a.     Beatrice Anderson, b Oct 1915 (1wf)

b.    Gary E Anderson, b Aug 1917 (1wf)

Jesse had a sister named Nancy Lillie Anderson, born in 1886; they lived together in 1910. The 1920 census showed his name as John and not Jesse.

Jesse’s parents were also buried in Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Weston T Anderson was born 19 Dec 1861 in NC, and died 2 Dec 1937. Sarah Jane Humphries was born 15 Jun 1850 in SC, married Weston in 1881, and died 4 Aug 1908 in Spartanburg Co. (M,1uvmwfc)


       Lyston Berry [y18d10b2d], son of John Earle Berry and Laura Nettie Cook, was born in 1909 in Spartanburg Co SC. (1v)


       Maggie E Berry [y18d10d4], daughter of William P Berry and Hesentine Kicks, was born 5 October 1891 in Spartanburg Co SC. She married Harland Ira Dean Hughey in 1907 and lived with his parents in Cherokee Twp in 1910. Maggie died in Spartanburg Co on 23 September 1951 and was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery. Her death record named her parents as William P Berry and Hesentine Kicks. Harland was born 12 August 1887 in Spartanburg Co, son of Green Mack Cibbin Hughey and Lillie McKinney, and died 16 November 1974. He was buried with Maggie. In 1920 and 1930 they lived in Cherokee Twp. Their six children were born in Cherokee Twp-

a.     Pauline Hughey, b 1907, probably married in the 1920s. (1w)

b.    Ada J Hughey, b 1909 (1wf)

c.     Ava Lau Hughey, b 1911 (1w)

d.    Berry W Hughey, b 1913 (1wf)

e.     Annette Hughey, b Nov 1915 (1wf)

f.     Josephine Hughey, b 1922 (1f)

Green Mack Cibbin Hughey was born 29 Dec 1856 in Spartanburg Co, and died 5 Jun 1942 at Chesnee. He was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery. Lillie McKinney was born 7 Aug 1856 in SC, married Green in 1886, and died 7 Apr 1931. She was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery next to Green. (SCd, M,1uvwfc) (SCd, 1suc)


       Manson O Berry [y18d10b4c], son of Lee Gustin Berry and Exie Seay, born 13 March 1913 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died 6 December 1934. He was buried in Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery at Boiling Springs. (1wfc)


       Mona Maybell Berry [y18d10d2], daughter of William P Berry and Hesentine Kicks, was born 10 April 1887 in Spartanburg Co SC. She was known by the nickname Monnie, and married Sam Judson Martin in 1910. They lived in Cherokee Twp. He was born 19 September 1883 in Spartanburg Co, daughter of Marcus Lafayette Martin (16 February 1844 in Spartanburg Co, died 6 December 1944 at Cessna, Spartanburg Co) and Mary J Cash (28 February 1846 at Cowpens, Spartanburg Co, married 1868, and died 3 March 1931 at Cessna), and died 22 July 1976. They had five children-

a.     Mary W Martin, b 1910 (1w)

b.    Ruby Mae Martin, b 13 Dec 1912, died of dysentery on 31 August 1915 and was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery. (1cd)

c.     Annie Virginia Martin, b 1917 (1w)

d.    son Martin, b & d 21 Aug 1923 in Spartanburg Co. He was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery and was not named. His gravestone said "Infant Daughter of / S J & Mona M / Martin" and had just the one date. (1c)

e.     Judson L Martin, b 1924 (1f) (W,1uwfcd)


       Olen Wilber Berry [y18d10b2e], son of John Earle Berry and Laura Nettie Cook, was born 1 April 1911, died 12 September 1997 at Wellford, Spartanburg Co. He married Helen Willis on 18 August 1934 at Spartanburg. She was born 21 December 1912 at Spartanburg, daughter of Daniel Sorrel Willis and Chessie Jackson, and died 8 December 1981 at Safford, Lyon Co AZ. They had a son. (Z,W,1f)


       Ollie Bunyan Berry [y18d10d3], son of William P Berry and Hesentine Kicks, was born 15 January 1889 in Spartanburg Co SC. He lived in Spartanburg Town in 1910. On 24 November 1911 he enlisted in the US Army. After he was discharged, Ollie lived at New York City in June 1917. He remained there into the 1940s, and was an apartment building superintendent. Ollie was married by June 1917, but was a widower in 1930. He was then living on Broadway Ave. He died at Yonkers, Westchester Co NY in April 1978. (M,Z,1uv, 594f)


       Ralph G Berry [y18d10b2a], son of John Earle Berry and Laura Nettie Cook, was born 14 February 1906 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died at Spartanburg in January 1984. He married Mary L _____ in 1925 and they lived at Spartanburg Co. He was a shoe store manager in 1930; Mary was a sales lady in the store. She was born in 1905 in SC. (Z,1vf)


       Robert Berry [y18d10c], son of Martha Jane Young and William George Berry, was born 4 August 1858 (was age 18 in 1880) in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. When he died, he was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery at Cessna, Spartanburg Co, next to his mother and brother William. His gravestone is very weathered, and the birth date is hard to read. What is quite legible in 2006 was "Robert / Daughter of / W & M J Berry / Born / [cannot read] 18__." The last two digits of the birth date are either 58, 68, 53, or 63. The death date cannot be read. From an earlier reading, perhaps in the mid-1990s, it appears that the death date may be 14 August [cannot read year]. Buried next to Robert’s mother is the grave of "W P Cooley" who was born 29 April 1961, and died 1 November 1907. Robert was buried on the other side of his mother. Hence, these two must be her children. The 1880 census taker was lackadaisical, and did not get accurate ages for these two boys. Therefore, because of the spacing of the births of Robert’s and William’s older siblings, it would appear that the gravestone dates are the accurate ones, and the birth date of Robert on his weathered stone was then likely 1858. (W,1sc)


       Robert L Berry [y18d10b2f], son of John Earle Berry and Laura Nettie Cook, was born 2 May 1916 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died 30 April 1988 at Spartanburg. (Z,1f)


       Roy Melton Berry [y18d10b2c], son of John Earle Berry and Laura Nettie Cook, was born 27 January 1908 in Spartanburg Co SC, died 29 January 1948 at Spartanburg. He married Edna Gertrude Cannon on 19 November 1932 in Spartanburg Co. She was born 16 February 1915 in Spartanburg Co, daughter of Willie Andrew Cannon (1888-1957) and Bessie Gertrude Hall (1889-1950), and died there. They had two children-

1.    daughter Berry (W)

2.    Faye Gertrude Berry, b 7 Feb 1935 in Spartanburg Co, died 25 October 2004 at Spartanburg. She married a Mr Gainey and they had a daughter. (W) (SCd,W,1v)


       Sallie R Berry [y18d10b4f], daughter of Lee Gustin Berry and Exie Seay, was born in 1922 in Spartanburg Co SC. (1f)


       Verdie E Berry [y18d10d1], daughter of William P Berry and Hesentine Kicks, was born in January 1885 in Spartanburg Co SC. She married Theodore M Cudd in 1905 and in 1910 they lived a few doors from her sister Maggie in Cherokee Twp. Theodore was born in SC on 22 November 1883. In 1910 he was farmer, but in 1918 he was a clerk in a mill store, then was a farmer again in 1920, and a house carpenter in 1930. They had three (or four?) sons-

a.     Aria Cudd, b 1906, probably married in the 1920s. (1vw)

b.    Nina May Cudd, 7 Jul 1907, died 22 May 1909 and was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery at Cessna. Her gravestone says "d/o TMC." (1vc)

c.     Estelle Cudd, b 1909, was a bookkeeper for a coal yard in 1930. (1vwf)

Next to the parents-in-law of Verdie’s sister Maggie is the grave of Edna Felica Cudd, born 29 Aug 1911, died 19 Jul 1914. (M,1uvwc)


       Whitley Berry [y18d10b4d], son of Lee Gustin Berry and Exie Seay, born 4 January 1917 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died at Spartanburg in January 1983. (Z,1wf)


       Whitney Young Berry [y18d10a], son of Martha Jane Young and William George Berry, was born 1 October 1853 (age 24 in 1880), and died 30 May 1932 of a stroke in Cherokee Twp. He was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery at Cessna in Spartanburg Co. "E W Berry" was the informant for his death certificate. Whitney was single, living with his mother in 1880. He married Maria L _____ about 1885. She was born 7 August 1859, and died 10 June 1889. She was buried in Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery at Boiling Springs. Her gravestone is much older than any of the Berry stones in the Berry plot. In addition to Maria’s gravestone dates, it says "Maria L / Wife Of / W Y Berry." Whitney’s second wife was Emily Hines, married in 1893. Emily was born in SC on 18 December 1854, and died 18 May 1932. She was buried next to Whitney. They had two children with Marie and with Emily, Whitney had a son-

1.    Myrtle F Berry, b Jan 1886 (1u)

2.    Robert K Berry, b 20 Jan 1889, died 11 July 1889. He was buried in Boiling Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery at Boiling Springs. His gravestone is quite old and difficult to read. In says "Robert K / Daughter of / W Y & M L / Born / January 20 1889 / 11 July 1889." (1c)

3.    Elliott Whitney Berry, b 2 Jan 1894 in Spartanburg Co SC. He married Grace Arledge in Spartanburg Co on 15 December 1920, and died in August 1977 at Spartanburg. Grace was born 27 September 1904, and died at Spartanburg in July 1987. (M,Z,1uvm) (W,1svdc)


       William P Berry [y18d10d], son of Martha Jane Young and William George Berry, was born 29 April 1861 (was age 16 in 1880). He lived with his mother in 1880 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co, and next to his brother James Henry. William died 1 November 1907 and was buried next to his brother Robert and his mother in Buck Creek Church Cemetery at Cessna, Spartanburg Co. See brother Robert’s biography. William married Mary Elizabeth Kelley, the widow of his first cousin John Earle Cooley [y18d3d], and they lived in Cherokee Twp. This was William’s second marriage. Mary was born 20 April 1857 at Newberry, daughter of James Mastadon Kelley and Mary Mills, and died 15 January 1913. She was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery next to William The first wife was Hesentine Kicks, married about 1884. He had four children from his first marriage, but none with Mary Kelley-

1.    Verdie E Berry, b Jan 1885

2.    Mona Maybell Berry, b 10 Apr 1887

3.    Ollie Bunyan Berry, b 15 Jan 1889

4.    Maggie E Berry, b 5 Oct 1891 (SCd, 1suc)


       William Thomas Berry [y18d10b3], son of James Henry Berry and Martha Jane Strange, was born 30 December 1882 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. He named Mrs Venie Berry as his closest relative when he registered for the WW1 draft. She was his wife Venea Tieck (or Tuck?), born in 1887. She was a daughter of R D Tieck from SC and Sophia Steadman from TN. William died at Spartanburg on 3 September 1950. Venea died 19 September 1931. (SCd,M,1u)


       David Wayne Brown [y18c1d5c2], son of Fred Leon Brown and Dorothy Ann Spivey, was born 1 February 1965 in Jefferson Co TX. (86b)


       Fred Leon Brown [y18c1d5c2], son of Clara Ethel Nixon and Fred Evans Brown, was born 25 February 1926. He died at San Antonio on 18 September 1975. He married Dorothy Ann Spivey. She was born 24 June 1933 in Jefferson Co, daughter of Wesley Carson Spivey and Ara Pearl Bryan. They had four children in Jefferson Co-

a.     Penny Arlene Brown, b 17 Jun 1958

b.    Patti Alene Brown, b 2 Dec 1959

c.     Peggy Ann Brown, b 6 Apr 1963

d.    David Wayne Brown, b 1 Feb 1965 (86bf, 111d)


       Julia R Brown [y18c1d5c3], daughter of Clara Ethel Nixon and Fred Evans Brown, was born 2 July 1928 in Jefferson Co TX. She married Billy Jo Moore and lived at Groves, Jefferson Co. He was born 17 June 1926. They had two children-

a.     Judy Kay Moore, b 14 May 1952

b.    Dale Edwin Moore, b 24 Jun 1953 (86fbP)


       Murray Frank Brown [y18c1d5c4], son of Clara Ethel Nixon and Fred Evans Brown, was born 4 September 1935 in Jefferson Co TX. He married Katherine Elaine Berton. She was born in Jefferson Co on 17 April 1939, daughter of Alvin Martin Berton and Marion Ruth Dugan. They had two children in Jefferson Co-

a.     Ruth Lorine Brown, b 25 Jan 1963

b.    Stewart Murray Brown, b 10 Aug 1966 (86b)


       Nixon Brown [y18c1d5c1], son of Clara Ethel Nixon and Fred Evans Brown, was born 9 January 1925 at Port Arthur, Jefferson Co TX, and died there the next day. He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery. (86bd)


       Patti Alene Brown [y18c1d5c2b], daughter of Fred Leon Brown and Dorothy Ann Spivey, was born 2 December 1959 in Jefferson Co TX. (86b)


       Peggy Ann Brown [y18c1d5c2c], daughter of Fred Leon Brown and Dorothy Ann Spivey, was born 6 April 1963 in Jefferson Co TX. She married Khodabandeh M Rostami in Bexar Co on 1 April 1983, and divorced there the next year on 5 July 1984. He was born 1 September 1962. They had no children. (86b,111mP)


       Penny Arlene Brown [y18c1d5c2a], daughter of Fred Leon Brown and Dorothy Ann Spivey, was born 17 June 1958 in Jefferson Co TX. She married Vance Lee Autry in Tarrant Co on 21 March 1981. He was born in Tarrant Co on 30 August 1957, son of Trueman Clayton Autry and Idora Ruth Davis. They had a daughter-

1.    Amy Arlene Autry, b 30 Aug 1982 in Tarrant Co. (42b) (86b,42b)


       Ruth Lorine Brown [y18c1d5c4a], daughter of Murray Frank Brown and Katherine Elaine Berton, was born 25 January 1963 in Jefferson Co TX. She married Jonathan Carl Wolfe and had three sons in Jefferson Co-

1.    Joseph Brett Wolfe, b 1 Jul 1985 (86b)

2.    Matthew Carl Wolfe, b 4 Mar 1987 (86b)

3.    Benjamin Michael Wolfe, b 15 Mar 1989 (86b) (86b)


       Stewart Murray Brown [y18c1d5c4b], son of Murray Frank Brown and Katherine Elaine Berton, was born 10 August 1966 in Jefferson Co TX. He married Kelly Jean Theis and had three children in Jefferson Co-

1.    Jessica Renae Brown, b 29 Jan 1993 (86b)

2.    Jarrod Wayne Brown, b 17 Nov 1994 (86b)

3.    Jenny Larae Brown, b 23 Oct 1997 (86b) (86b)


       Carl Henry Burns [y18a13a9a2], son of Rachel Opal Woolford and Rex Burns, was born 4 July 1940 at Sikeston, Scott Co MO, and died 3 April 1972 at Sacramento, CA. He served in the US Army, and married a Ms Simonson at Sacramento. They had two children, both at Sacramento-

a.     Anthony L Burns, b 28 Nov 1961 (CAb)

b.    Barbara L Burns, b 24 Nov 1962 CAb) (W,CAd)


       Carol Y Burns [y18a13a9a4], daughter of Rachel Opal Woolford and Rex Burns, was born in 1943 (in MO?). She married Feltus Delyn Kever in 1963, and divorced in Santa Clara Co CA in November 1975. He was born 25 March 1938 at Wolf Bayou, Cleburne Co AT, son of Arzle Julian Kever (1917-1972) and Thelson Marlue Hancock (1919-2005), and died at Sacramento, CA on 25 June 1985. Carol lived at Folsom, Sacramento Co CA in 2001. She had two sons-

a.     Michael T Kever, b 2 Jan 1965 at Sacramento, CA (419b)

b.    Nicholas B Kever, b 8 May 1967 in Santa Clara Co CA. (199b) (W,CAm, 419P)


       Elizabeth Anne Burns [y18a13a9a6], daughter of Rachel Opal Woolford and Rex Burns, was born 4 November 1950 at Sacramento, CA. She married Gerald L Richardson at Sacramento on 26 October 1968, and had two children. She also married a Mr Howe, but had no children with him. Gerald was born 18 October 1949, and died 31 July 1998 in Washington Co OR. Elizabeth’s children with Gerald were both born at Sacramento-

a.     Melissa A Richardson, b 14 Apr 1969 (419b)

b.    Christopher S Richardson, b 14 Mar 1972 (419b) (W,CAm)


       Michael Wayne Burns [y18a13a9a5], son of Rachel Opal Woolford and Rex Burns, was born 2 February 1945 at Sikeston, Scott Co MO, and died at Nashville, TN on 14 May 2009 from diabetic complications. He was buried at Pegram, Cheatham Co TN in a veteran’s grave. Michael was a graduate of Sacramento State University. He married often. Michael enlisted in the US Navy at Long Beach, CA in 1964, and married Helene L Ponce at Los Angeles on 24 October 1966. She was born in 1948. They had a son-

a.     Jeffery Burns, b 29 Jan 1968 in Los Angeles Co CA. (W,50b) (W,50bm)


       Richard L Burns [y18a13a9a7], son of Rachel Opal Woolford and Rex Burns, was born 17 January 1960 at Sacramento, CA. He married twice and had four children, three with the first wife Ms Alberts. (W)


       Robert Rex Burns [y18a13a9a1], son of Rachel Opal Woolford and Rex Burns, was born 21 August 1938 at Sikeston, Scott Co MO, and died 21 February 1978 at Fremont, Carter Co MO. He married. (W)


       Rose Marie Burns [y18a13a9a3], daughter of Rachel Opal Woolford and Rex Burns, was born 2 February 1941 at Sikeston, Scott Co MO, and died there in October 1941 from colitis. (W)


       Eva Leona Thompson [y18a12e1], daughter of Susan Dianne Cates and John Graves Thompson, was born 22 August 1884 in Obion Co TN. She married Eather Jason Goodman in Obion Co on 14 January 1906 and in 1910 they lived in Obion Co next to her parents. In 1920 they were in Lake Co. He was born 29 November 1886 at Troy, Obion Co, son of William Jackson Goodman and Tabitha A Litchford, and died 21 June 1951 at Troy, Obion Co. Jason was the brother of Hanie Goodman who married Eva's brother John Thompson. Eva died in Obion Co on 22 September 1968. They had three daughters-

a.     Opal Toy Goodman, b 20 Dec 1906

b.    Hazel Goodman, b Jun 1918

c.     Vona Goodman, b 1921

William Jackson Goodman was born 17 Dec 1859 in Campbell Co TN, and died 20 Jan 1927 in Obion Co. Tabitha A Litchford was born 16 Aug 1855 in TN, married William on 11 Oct 1877 in Obion Co, and died 16 Apr 1919 in Obion Co. (M,W,23umvfd, 741w)


       John McClearen "Mack" Thompson [y18a12e2], son of Susan Dianne Cates and John Graves Thompson, was born 4 November 1886 in Obion Co TN. On 24 May 1913 in Obion Co he married Hanie Elizabeth Goodman. She was born in TN in February 1894, daughter of William Jack Goodman and Tabitha A Litchford, and died 22 July 1955 at Troy, Obion Co. John's sister Eva married Hanie's brother Jason Goodman. (23uvmwf)

John's first marriage was on 2 Sep 18877 in Obion Co with Ms Queen Victoria Talley, but she died by 1880. (W,21q, 23rmuvd)


       John Robert Cates [y18a12b], son of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 30 December 1850 in Weakley Co TN, and died on 11 February 1916 at Obion, TN. He was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery near Obion. John married Mary Ellen Reid in Obion Co on 4 September 1872. She died about 1889. (W,21q, 23rmrd)


       Margaret A Cates [y18a12a], daughter of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born in 1848 in Weakley Co TN. She married John D Neely in Obion Co on 5 September 1865. He was from Obion Co, born in 1843, and a son of Joseph W Neely (1810 TN) and Sarah _____ (1815 TN). This family's name was spelled Neally in the 1850 census. Cemetery records of Obion Co do not have any Neally graves, but there are many with the spelling Neely, most in Rose Hill Cemetery. None, though, were for John D or Margaret. John D died about 1877, and it appears that Margaret also died about then. Neither was found in Obion Co in 1880. Margaret and John D had two sons and a daughter-

1.    Robert Neely, b 1867

2.    William Jeff Neely, b 1869

3.    Fannie W Neely, b Mar 1875

Robert Neely, age 13, and Fannie W Neely, age 7 lived with Filmore King in Obion Co in 1880. Filmore was born in 1857 in TN, son of Mrs Sarah Neely, born in 1815 in TN. Robert and Fannie W, shown following widow Sarah Neely, was said to be her grandchildren. In 1870 Filmore and Preston Neely had the King name as their middle name, and lived with widow Sarah Neely, age 54. Sarah's first husband Joseph had died in the early 1850s, and "Sarah Neely" then married again to "John M King" in Obion Co on 14 Aug 1855. In 1860 she was Sarah King in Obion Co (no husband in her home), and she had a son M F (Filmore?) King, age 4, plus six Neely children from her first marriage: William A, age 20; Ann, age 18; J D, age 16 (John D); J T, age 14 (Polk); J W, age 12 (Joseph); S J, age 11 (was not in 1850 census, so was probably born in late 1850); and George Neely, age 6. The Neely children from William A to J W were the same children in Sarah's home in 1850. (W,21nqc, 23nmqr)


       Martha B Cates [y18a12c], daughter of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 11 February 1853 in Weakley Co TN, and died on 9 March 1932 at Obion. She married Sidney E Kirk in Obion Co on 22 September 1868. Martha was a widow living alone in Obion Co in 1930; Sidney had died in the 1910s. Sidney was born in TN in April 1843, son of Mrs Mary Kirk (1806 TN). They lived in Obion Co and had four daughters by 1880 and thirteen children by 1900, all in Obion Co-

1.    Malissa Ann Kirk, b Aug 1870

2.    child Kirk, b & d about 1873 (23u)

3.    Sarah A Kirk, b Jun 1875

4.    Martha D Kirk, b 21 Nov 1877

5.    Octavia A Kirk, b Jul 1880

6.    Armanda May Kirk, b Jul 1882

7.    Sidney R Kirk, b Oct 1884

8.    Dovie L Kirk, b Mar 1887

9.    Evy L Kirk, b Apr 1889

10.  Lovie D Kirk, b 29 May 1891

11.  Vernie B Kirk, b 13 Jan 1893

12.  Sudie L Kirk, b Dec 1895

13.  child Kirk, b & d 1890s (23s) (W,21q, 23mrsuvf)


       Mary Elizabeth Cates [y18a12d], daughter of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 19 May 1855 in Weakley Co TN. She married William Pinckney Bell in Obion Co on 19 October 1875. He was born 6 July 1842 in Crockett Co TN (age 62 in 1900, 71 in 1910), son of Hugh Bell, and died 21 January 1919 at Hornbeak, Obion Co. He was buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery at Hornbeak. Mary died 5 April 1922 in Obion Co and was also buried in Antioch Cemetery. Her death certificate said her parents were "William Cates" and "Asceneth Young." Pinckney was a Private in the CSA Army; he enlisted in Company K,10th Tennessee Cavalry, in 1863. They lived in Obion Co District 12 in 1900 (family #311, spelled Belle) and were in District 5 in 1910 (family # 101) and had ten children, with ten still alive in 1900 and nine still alive in 1910 (one of the daughters had died)-

1.    William M Bell, b 2 Jan 1877

2.    Christopher Stewart Bell, b 20 Nov 1878

3.    Seneth Bell, b Mar 1881

4.    Green R Bell, b 3 Nov 1884

5.    Roxie Ann Bell, b 6 Mar 1886

6.    Maggie Bell, b 22 Feb 1888

7.    Sam Bell, b 2 May 1891

8.    Ida O Bell, b Jan 1893

9.    Presley Bell, b 15 Oct 1896

10.  Wesley J Bell, b 15 Oct 1896 (21q, 23rmuvdc)


       Melissa Ann Cates [y18a12h], daughter of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 25 March 1866, married William A Martin in Obion Co on 24 January 1886. She died 11 January 1934 in Erath Co from a drug overdose and was buried with her husband in Indian Creek Cemetery at Stephenville, Erath Co TX. Her maiden name on her gravestone was spelled Kates, yet her Erath Co death certificate had her name spelled Cates. Also, her gravestone has her birth date as 1866; the death record shows 1867. W T Bryant was the informant for her death certificate. Melissa was already a widow when she died. William was born 25 April 1848 in TN, and died 16 October 1922 in Erath Co. They lived in Erath Co from about 1890 and had eight children. Six were still alive in 1910-

1.    Sterling Price Martin, b 8 Feb 1887

2.    Luther A Martin, b 29 Jul 1888

3.    Hattie May Martin, b May 1892

4.    Mettie Ann Martin, b 23 Oct 1895

5.    Nancy M Martin, b Oct 1897

6.    William T Martin, b 1902 (W,23rm, 23r, 334dvwc)


       Sarah Malinda Cates [y18a12g], daughter of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 23 August 1863 at Obion, Obion Co TN, and died on 7 January 1929 at Obion. She married Frank A Cranford in Obion Co on 4 April 1889 and they lived in Obion Co. He was born in Obion Co in 1858, son of W Cranford (1825 TN) and S J _____ (1830 TN); this was Frank's second marriage. He and Sarah had six children in Obion Co-

1.    Effie K Cranford, b Feb 1890

2.    child Cranford, b & d 1890s (23uv)

3.    Ottie Price Cranford, b 27 Feb 1895

4.    child Cranford, b & d 1890s (23uv)

5.    Notie F Cranford, b 17 Nov 1900

6.    Nullie Boone Cranford, b 8 Mar 1903

Frank's first marriage was in Obion Co on 10 Jan 1878 with Ms M F E Miller. They had two sons: William Samuel Cranford, born 30 Sep 1879, died in 1958 and was buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery at Hornbeak; and Columbus Cranford, born Sep 1881. (W,23qrmuvc)


       Susan Dianne Cates [y18a12e], daughter of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 4 November 1857 in Weakley Co TN, and died on 31 May 1950 at Troy. She married John Graves Thompson in Obion Co on 15 March 1883. He was born in Obion Co on 11 May 1849, son of James Thompson and Nancy A Hornsby (both from NC). This was John's second marriage. He died in Obion Co on 21 February 1925 and was buried in Obion United Methodist Cemetery. They had two children, both in Obion Co-

1.    Eva Leona Thompson, b 22 Aug 1884

2.    John McClearen Thompson, b 4 Nov 1886

John Graves Thompson's first marriage was on 2 Sep 18877 in Obion Co with Ms Queen Victoria Talley; she died by 1880. (W,21q, 23rmuvd)


       William Cates [y18a12f], son of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 10 October 1860 in Weakley Co TN, and died on 6 October 1866 in either Weakley Co or in Obion Co. His parents lived in Weakley Co in 1860. (W,21q)


       Willie Teresa Cates [y18a12i], daughter of Asceneth Ann Young and William Monroe Cates, was born 14 February 1870 in Obion Co TN, and died on 22 December 1922. She married William Knox Dyer at Troy, Obion Co on 23 August 1892. He was born 9 April 1873 in TN, son of William Morgan Dyer (1844 AL) and Sarah Rebecca Frazier (1845 AL), and died 16 August 1950. They had five children, all in TN-

1.    Theron Columbus Dyer, b 8 Aug 1893

2.    Fonnie B Dyer, b 29 May 1895

3.    Rufus Spergeon Dyer, b 13 May 1899

4.    Knoxie Myrtle Dyer, b 16 Jul 1903

5.    Ora Cloyce Dyer, b 7 Jan 1908 (W,23ruvw)


       Andrew Young Cooley [y18d3g1b], son of James Young Cooley and Louise Bernice Bonner, was born 27 September 1900 at Mayo, Spartanburg Co SC, and died 26 September 1955. He married Lillie Marie Swofford in 1925. She was born 24 July 1900 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co and died 26 August 1954. They were buried together in Mayo Baptist Church Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. In 1930 they lived in Cherokee Twp next door to his parents. They had at least six children-

1.    Catherline Cooley, b May 1926 (1f)

2.    Bettie Jean Cooley, b 1928, died in 1999. (W,1f)

3.    John Y Cooley, b Jul 1929, died in 1987. (W,1f)

4.    Virginia Louise Cooley, b 31 Jan 1933, died 30 January 1934 in Spartanburg Co of a throat infection. She was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery. (1d)

5.    son Cooley (W)

6.    son Cooley (W) (W,1wfd)


       Anna Pauline Cooley [y18d3d4d], daughter of John Kelly Cooley and Minnie Novice Felder, was born 11 August 1919 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died 19 July 2002 at Saluda, Polk Co NC. (W,1wf)


       Claudia Eva Cooley [y18d3d5], daughter of John Earle Cooley and Mary Elizabeth Kelley, was born 27 January 1883 at Spartanburg, SC, and died 24 October 1924 at Spartanburg. She was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery at Chesnee, Spartanburg Co. Claudia married Felix Lafayette Humphries. They had four children-

a.     William Humphries (W)

b.    Evelyn Humphries (W)

c.     Rebecca Humphries (W)

d.    John Humphries (W) (1c)


       Cora Belle Cooley [y18d3d4c], daughter of John Kelly Cooley and Minnie Novice Felder, was born 15 December 1915 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC, and died on 4 April 2001 at Charleston, SC. (W,1wf)


       Drury Scruggs Cooley [y18d3g], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born in 1848 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. He was still there in 1880. Drury married Mary J Parris on 6 March 1873 in Spartanburg Co. She was born in 1855 in SC. Drury died about 1897. They had five children by 1880, all in Cherokee Twp-

1.    James Young Cooley, b 30 Jan 1874

2.    Sally Cooley, b 1876

3.    John David Cooley, b 14 Nov 1876

4.    Edmond Cooley, b 1878

5.    Maggie Lee Cooley, b Jan 1880

6.    Thomas E Cooley, b 8 Jul 1889 (W,1nqrs)


       Edmond Cooley [y18d3a], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born in 1839 in Spartanburg Co. He died in the early 1860s in the Civil War. (W,1nq)


       Edmund Cooley [y18d3d2], son of John Earle Cooley and Mary Elizabeth Kelley, was born 19 October 1878 at Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co SC, and died 5 October 1879 at Spartanburg. (W)


       Ela Cooley [y18d3g1e], daughter of James Young Cooley and Louise Bernice Bonner, was born 8 December 1917 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC, and died 17 December 1917 in Cherokee Twp. She was buried next to her twin sister Lela in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. (W,1c)


       Frances Earle Cooley [y18d3d7], daughter of John Earle Cooley and Mary Elizabeth Kelley, was born 29 November 1885 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died in 1967. She lived with her brother John in 1910. Fannie was a high school teacher. (W,1v)


       Frances Emily Cooley [y18d3m], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 8 August 1858 in Spartanburg Co, and died 20 February 1938. She married William J Warren after 1880. He was born 11 July 1854 in England, and died in Spartanburg Co on 13 November 1937. They had three children. (W,1nqr)


       Isaac Young Cooley [y18d3e], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born in 1846 at Cherolkee Springs, Spartanburg Co. He died 17 April 1859 "in the 13th year of his" and was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery in Spartanburg Co next to his sisters Mary and Martha. Isaac died within two days of his sister Mary’s death; it must have been a disease that killed them. Isaac’s gravestone has "s/o JHC." (N,W, 1nc)


       James Pinckney Cooley [y18d3d3], son of John Earle Cooley and Mary Elizabeth Kelley, was born 29 December 1879 at Floyds, Newberry Co SC, and died 2 November 1907. He was buried in Salem United Methodist Cemetery at Covington, Newton Co GA. James married Annie Paul Woodruff on 10 December 1903 at Covington. She was born 8 August 1879 at Porterdale, Newton Co GA, daughter of Benjamin Hill Woodruff and Sara Boyd, and died 7 December 1904 at Covington. She was buried with James. They had a son-

a.     Emmett Paul Howard Cooley, b 3 Nov 1904 at Covington, GA, died there on 28 February 1905. He was buried in Salem United Methodist Cemetery at Covington, Newton Co GA. (W,593sc)

Annie P’s parents were also buried in Salem United Methodist Cemetery. Benjamin Hill Woodruff was born 15 Jul 1856 and died 4 Aug 1918; Sara Boyd was born 24 Jun 1853 and died 4 Aug 1918. (W,592s, 593sc)


       James Young Cooley [y18d3g1], son of Drury Scruggs Cooley and Mary J Parris, was born 30 January 1874 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. He lived there in 1900 and into the 1930s. He married Louise Bernice Bonner in 1897. She was born in SC on 15 February 1879. James died 30 June 1931 at Mayo, Spartanburg Co, and was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. Louise died 15 June 1947 and was buried with James. They had six children-

a.     John Sumpter Cooley, b 29 Aug 1898

b.    Andrew Young Cooley, b 27 Sep 1900

c.     Mary F Cooley, b 1912

d.    Thomas W Cooley, b 1913

e.     Ela Cooley, b 8 Sep 1917

f.     Lela Cooley, b 8 Sep 1917 (M,1vwfc)


       Joel Cooley [y18d3f], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born about 1847 in Spartanburg Co, and died before 1850. There was a Joel Cooly who was "killed at Rappahannock by explosion of shell Aug. 1862," but the son of Elizabeth and John H was not shown in the 1850 census, so likely died by 1850., The Joel killed in the Civil War must have been an uncle. (W,M)


       John David Cooley [y18d3g3], son of Drury Scruggs Cooley and Mary J Parris, was born 14 November 1876 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC, and died 9 September 1942 in the Veterans Hospital at Columbia, Richmond Co SC. He had married Alice Jane Cranford. She was born in SC on 27 October 1878, and died 9 September 1942. John was an engineer for the Spartan City Water Works. They had four children by 1920-

a.     Gilford Cooley, b 1907 (1w)

b.    Annie L Cooley, b 1910 (1wf)

c.     Mary L Cooley, b 1914 (1wf)

d.    Alice Naomi Cooley, b 1916 (1wf)

Viola Young lived with them in 1930. She was born in 1921 in SC. (W,M, 1swf)


       John Earle Cooley [y18d3d], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 4 August 1844 in Spartanburg Co. He married Mary Elizabeth Kelley at Saluda, SC in December 1876. She was born 20 April 1857 at Newberry, daughter of James Mastadon Kelley and Mary Mills, and died 15 January 1913. She was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. John died in Newberry Co SC on 3 March 1885 and was buried in New Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery at Prosperity, Newberry Co. Cemetery records and the 1900 census indicate that after John died, Mary married again to William P Berry [y18d10d], her late husband’s first cousin. He was born 29 April 1861 in Spartanburg Co. In 1900 she and William lived in Cherokee Twp with Mary’s five living children and four of William’s; all children had the Berry family name in 1900. In 1910 Mary lived next door to her son John K, and was a widow again. William Berry had died in 1907. John and Elizabeth had seven children-

1.    Joseph Baughknight Cooley, b 11 Sep 1877

2.    Edmund Cooley, b 19 Oct 1878

3.    James Pinckney Cooley, b 29 Dec 1879

4.    John Kelly Cooley, b 13 Jun 1881

5.    Claudia Eva Cooley, b 27 Jan 1883

6.    Lillie Mae Cooley, b Nov 1884

7.    Frances Earle Cooley, b 29 Nov 1885

8.    Thomas E Cooley, b 8 Jul 1889, died in 6 Dec 1892 in Cherokee Twp. (W) (W,1nquvc, 592s)


       John Kelly Cooley [y18d3d4], son of John Earle Cooley and Mary Elizabeth Kelley, was born 13 June 1881 in Newberry Co SC. He died 25 April 1950 at Spartanburg, SC and was buried in Cherokee Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. John married Minnie Novice Felder in 1909. She was born 19 November 1883 in SC, died 21 June 1962, and was buried with John. They had eight children-

a.     Mary Delura Cooley, b 25 Sep 1910

b.    John Luke Cooley, b Feb 1914

c.     Cora Belle Cooley, b 15 Dec 1915

d.    Anna Pauline Cooley, b 11 Aug 1919

e.     Joseph Baughknight Cooley, b 1 Mar 1922

f.     Thomas Winfield Cooley, b 12 Aug 1924

g.    dau Cooley, b abt 1930 (W) (W,M, 1c)


       John Luke Cooley [y18d3d4b], son of John Kelly Cooley and Minnie Novice Felder, was born in February 1914 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died in September 1963 at Spartanburg, SC. (W,1wf)


       John Sumpter Cooley [y18d3g1a], son of James Young Cooley and Louise Bernice Bonner, was born 29 August 1898 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died 12 April 1960. He was buried in Mayo Baptist Church Cemetery. John married Mary Elizabeth _____ in 1920 and they lived in Cherokee Twp in 1930. Mary Elizabeth was born 28 June 1901, and died 10 August 1982. Buried near John and Elizabeth was son John S Jr. John (Sr) and Elizabeth had five children-

1.    William J Cooley, b 1921 (1f)

2.    David F Cooley, b 1923 (1f)

3.    Jennie L Cooley, b 1925 (1f)

4.    Jack B Cooley, b Dec 1927 (1f)

5.    John S Cooley Jr, b 11 Jan 1930 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co, and died 21 November 1955. He was buried in Mayo Baptist Church Cemetery. Also on his gravestone was "SC CPL TK CO 351 Infantry." (1c) (M,1vwfc)


       Joseph Boughknight Cooley [y18d3d1], son of John Earle Cooley and Mary Elizabeth Kelley, was born 11 September 1877 in Edgefield Co SC but grew up in Newberry Co. His death record said he was born in 1873, but his WW1 draft record and census records confirm the 1877 birth date. Joseph was stationed at Calbayog City, Philippines military base in 1900. He married Annie Lee Lansford. In 1942 Joseph lived at Sebastopol, Sonoma Co CA. He died 21 June 1950 in Alameda Co CA (M,S,W,CAd, 592s)


       Joseph Boughnight Cooley [y18d3d4e], son of John Kelly Cooley and Minnie Novice Felder, was born 1 March 1922 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died on 8 November 1981 at Spartanburg. He was buried in Cherokee Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Joseph served in WW2. Buried next to him was Pauline G "Red" Cooley. She was born 15 May 1915, and died ON 1 July 1998. (W,1fc)


       Julia A Cooley [y18d3c], daughter of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born in 1842 in Spartanburg Co. (1nq)


       Lela Cooley [y18d3g1f], daughter of James Young Cooley and Louise Bernice Bonner, was born 8 December 1917, died the next day. She and her twin sister were buried together in Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Spartanburg Co SC. (1c)


       Lillie Mae Cooley [y18d3d6], daughter of John Earle Cooley and Mary Elizabeth Kelley, was born in November 1884, and died in 1973. (W)


       Martha Jane Cooley [y18d3j], daughter of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born in 1853 in Spartanburg Co, and died 12 May 1859 "in the 5th year of her age" and was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery in Spartanburg Co next to her sister Mary and brother Isaac. Her gravestone has "d/o JHC." (W,N,1c)


       Mary Delura Cooley [y18d3d4a], daughter of John Kelly Cooley and Minnie Novice Felder, was born 25 September 1910 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. She died 19 Aug 1943 at Spartanburg in Mary Black Hospital, and was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. Her husband was the informant for her death certificate. She had married Jones C Petty in 1929 and they at first lived with his parents in Cherokee Twp. He was born 9 January 1911 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co, son of James Henry Petty and Frances J Parris, and died 5 August 1994 at Roebuck, Spartanburg Co. He was buried next to Mary D. In 1961 when Jones’ father died, Jones lived at Arkwright, Spartanburg Co, but was at Spartanburg in 1971 when his mother died. Also buried next Jones and Mary was a possible daughter-

1.    Frances Llewellen Petty, b 25 Nov 1930, died 14 March 1931 and was buried next to her parents in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. (1c)

James Henry Petty was born 2 Dec 1886 in Spartanburg Co, and died in 1961. He was buried in Springhill Memorial Gardens in Spartanburg Co. Frances J Parris was born in 1891 at Mayo, Spartanburg Co, and died 5 Nov 1971 at Inman, Spartanburg Co. She was buried with James. (W,Z,N, 1wfcd)


       Mary F Cooley [y18d3g1c], daughter of James Young Cooley and Louise Bernice Bonner, was born in 1912 in Spartanburg Co SC. (1wf)


       Mary Y Cooley [y18d3k], daughter of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 20 April 1856 in Spartanburg Co. She died 19 May 1959 "in the 3d year of her age" and was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery in Spartanburg Co next to her sister Martha and brother Isaac. Her gravestone has "d/o JHC." (W,1c)


       Sally Cooley [y18d3g2], daughter of Drury Scruggs Cooley and Mary J Parris, was born in 1876 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC. (1s)


       Sarah C Cooley [y18d3h], daughter of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 16 May 1850 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co. Sarah died 6 July 1921 in Spartanburg Co. (W,1nqrs)


       Thomas Cooley [y18d3g1d], son of James Young Cooley and Louise Bernice Bonner, was born in 1913 in Spartanburg Co SC. (1w)


       Thomas E Cooley [y18d3g8], probably a son of Drury Scruggs Cooley and Mary J Parris, was born 8 July 1889 in Cherokee Twp, Spartanburg Co SC, and died 6 December 1892 in Cherokee Twp. He was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. Buried close by was Mary Delura Cooley [y18d3d4a] and William Pinckney Cooley [y18d3b]. (1c)


       Thomas W Cooley [y18d3g1d], son of James Young Cooley and Louise Bernice Bonner, was born in 1913 in Spartanburg Co SC (1wf)


       Thomas Wakefield Cooley [y18d3i], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 12 July 1852 in Spartanburg Co. He married Harriet Bettie T_____ about 1878; she was born 26 December 1855 in SC, and died 12 December 1892. Thomas also married Eliza J ____ in 1895 and they lived in Spartanburg Co into the 1930s. She was born 19 December 1855 in SC, and died 19 January 1925. Thomas died 21 September 1936 in Spartanburg Co and was buried in Cherokee Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, next to his two wives. Eliza had married before her marriage with Thomas, and from that marriage she had a child. Thomas had two daughters with Harriet-

1.    Alice G Cooley, b Feb 1880 (1su)

2.    Ethel Cooley, b Oct 1885 (1u) (W,1qrsuc)


       Thomas Winfield Cooley [y18d3d4f], son of John Kelly Cooley and Minnie Novice Felder, was born 12 August 1924 in Spartanburg Co SC. He died 23 December 2009 in Spartanburg Co. (W,Z,1f)


       William Pinckney Cooley [y18d3b], son of Elizabeth Anne Young and John Hamilton Cooley of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 9 June 1840 in Spartanburg Co. He died 20 January 1906 at Martinsville, Spartanburg Co and was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. William married Emily C Robinson about 1870 (married 30 years in 1900). In 1880 they lived with her parents at Scuffletown, Laurens Co, and were still at Scuffletown in 1900. Emily was born in August 1839 in SC, daughter of William Robinson (born 1808 SC) and Emily ____ (born 1806 SC). William and Emily were still in Laurens Co in 1900. They had a son; Emily declared in 1900 that she had only one child, who was dead by 1900-

1.    John Cooley, b in 1868 in Laurens Co SC (age 12 in 1880), and lived at Scuffletown, Laurens Co in 1880. He died before 1900. (3s) (M,1nqc, 3su)


       Boonie Cranford [y18a12g6e], son of Nullie Boone Cranford and Bobbie Adams McCullough, was born 30 July 1940 in TN. He lived at Millington in 1993, then at Rosemark in 2006. Both towns are in Shelby Co TN. Boonie married Charlotte L _____. She was born 3 May 1943. (N,14P)


       Dalton Wayne Cranford [y18a12g6a], son of Nullie Boone Cranford and Bobbie Adams McCullough, was born 28 October 1923 at Elbridge, Obion Co, and died at home on 4 September 2006. He was buried in Antioch Cemetery at Hornbeak. Dalton married Pauline Beachum on 5 April 1947. Dalton worked for the County Highway Department. He also served in the US Army during WW2. Dalton and Pauline had two sons-

1.    Robert Wayne Cranford, b 29 Aug 1948. He married Alice Faye Tate in Dyer Co on 2 January 1970. They lived at Ridgely, Lake Co in 2006. She was born 15 March 1952. (N,740P, 461m)

2.    Ricky Cranford, lived at Hornbeak in 2006. (N) (N,23fc)


       Damon Cranford [y18a12g6c], son of Nullie Boone Cranford and Bobbie Adams McCullough, was born 17 April 1927, died on 14 October 1997 at Memphis, TN. (N,Z,23f)


       Effie K Cranford [y18a12g1], daughter of Sarah Malinda Cates and Frank A Cranford, was born in February 1890 (23uv)


       Marvin Cranford [y18a12g6d], son of Nullie Boone Cranford and Bobbie Adams McCullough, lived at Byhalia, Marshall Co MS in 2006. (N)


       Notie F Cranford [y18a12g5], son of Sarah Malinda Cates and Frank A Cranford, was born 17 November 1900 in Obion Co TN. He died 22 December 1969 in Obion Co. He married Verda May Ferguson about 1925. She was born 12 July 1908 in Obion Co, daughter of Newton Thomas Ferguson (1879-1965) and Pearl P Luker (1879-1959), and died on 14 November 1979. They had five children; two were-

a.     Wilford Cranford, b 9 Jun 1926 in Obion Co. He lived at Obion in the 1990s. (23fP)

b.    Doris Cranford, b Dec 1928 in Obion Co. (23f) (W,Z,23vf)


       Nullie Boone Cranford [y18a12g6], son of Sarah Malinda Cates and Frank A Cranford, was born 8 March 1903 in Obion Co TN. He married Bobbie Adams McCullough on 8 October 1922 in Dyer Co, then lived in Obion Co. Bobbie was born 16 March 1907 in Gibson Co, daughter of Thomas Hassel McCullogh and Mary Belle Adams, and died at Hornbeak on 14 March 1974. Boone died at Hornbeak on 27 December 1989 and was buried in Cobbs Chapel Cemetery in Obion Co. They had five children-

a.     Dalton Wayne Cranford, b 28 Oct 1923

b.    Opal Cranford, b Jul 1925

c.     Damon Cranford, b 17 Apr 1927

d.    Marvin Cranford

e.     Boonie Cranford, b 30 Jul 1940

Bobbie's parents married on 6 Jan 1906 in Gibson Co. (Z,23vwf, 277m, 461vm)


       Opal Cranford [y18a12g6b], daughter of Nullie Boone Cranford and Bobbie Adams McCullough, was born in July 1925 in Obion Co TN. She married a Mr Hank and lived at Munford, Tipton Co TN in 2006. (N,23f)


       Ottie Price Cranford [y18a12g3], son of Sarah Malinda Cates and Frank A Cranford, was born 27 February 1895. He married Ellie Guynn in Obion Co on 13 July 1919 and they lived in Dyer Co in 1920, then in Obion Co in 1930. She was born in Obion Co on 5 December 1893, daughter of Andrew J Guynn (1862 TN) and Nannie Huffstutler (1864 TN). Price died at Oak Ridge, Obion Co on 15 August 1958 and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Ellie died in July 1973 at Union City. Their three children were-

a.     Helen Lane Cranford, b & d 1927 in Obion Co. (W)

b.    James Hillard Cranford, b & died in 1928 in Obion Co. (W)

c.     son Cranford, b about 1930 in Obion Co. He married a Ms Loveless. They had two sons. (W)

Ellie Guynn's parents married in Obion Co on 9 Dec 1884. (M,23vmf,461w)


       Claude B Crouson [y18a12d5a], son of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born 3 September 1910 in Lake Co, died 4 November 1935 at Tiptonville from a self inflicted gunshot wound. He was buried in Antioch Baptist Cemetery west of Hornbeak, Obion Co. (W,23wc)


       Cora D Crouson [y18a12d5g], daughter of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born in 1924 in Obion Co TN. She married a Mr Williams and had three children. (W,23f)


       Floy Mae Crouson [y18a12d5c], daughter of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born 31 March 1914 in Lake Co TN. She married Robert DeWitt Walker in Obion Co on 5 August 1939. She was age 25 then and he was age 29. Both lived at Tiptonville in Lake Co just before they married. Floy lived at Memphis in the 1980s, and died at Houston, TX on 1 June 2000. They had four children. (W,Z,23wfm, 14P)


       Glenn R Crouson [y18a12d5e], son of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born 29 July 1919 in Obion Co TN, and died that year. (W)


       Hattie Marie Crouson [y18a12d5f], daughter of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born 24 May 1921 at Hornbeak, Obion Co, and died in Obion Co on 16 October 1921. She was buried in Antioch Cemetery. (23d)


       Ionie Crouson [y18a12d5b], daughter of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born 22 May 1912 in Lake Co TN, and died 4 March 1975. She was buried in Antioch Cemetery at Hornbeak, Obion Co. She married Floyd Edward Heskett in Obion Co on 16 September 1928. He was born 5 November 1907 in Obion Co, son of George W Heskett (1867-1930) and Sulie M Easters (1871-1954), and died at Obion in November 1968. They had four children. The eldest one was-

1.    Louise Heskett, b Jan 1930 (23f)

George W Heskett and wife Sulie were buried in Fox Cemetery at Obion. They married in Obion Co on 9 Sep 1888. (W,Z, 23mvwfc)


       Mattie Bell Crouson [y18a12d5d], daughter of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born 12 August 1916 in Obion Co TN. She married a Mr Cunningham and had three children. She died in October 1975. (W,23wf)


       Thelma Lee Crouson [y18a12d5h], daughter of Roxie Ann Bell and William Franklyn Crouson, was born in 1925 in Obion Co TN, and married a Mr Smith. They had a son. (W,23f)


       Dorothy Ann Crow [y18c1d2a5], daughter of Mamie Ellen Nixon and William Dotrafoe Crow, was born 12 August 1926 at Normangee, Leon Co TX, and died 22 February 2004 at Bryan, Brazos Co. She married Herbert Eugene Herr in 1956 and had three children in Brazos Co-

a.     Herbert Eugene Herr Jr, b 30 May 1957 (103bP)

b.    Mark Lewis Herr, b 16 Mar 1961 (103bP)

c.     Lou Ellen Herr, b 13 May 1962 (103bP) (W,Z,448f, 103P)


       Jane Eric Crow [y18c1d2a4], daughter of Mamie Ellen Nixon and William Dotrafoe Crow, was born in 1921 at Normangee, Leon Co TX. She married Milford Lee Anderson. He was born 19 February 1921 in Leon Co, son of Edgar H Anderson and Ollie E Knight, and died 18 March 1998 at Houston. They had two children-

a.     Rose Mary Anderson, b 20 Jul 1945

b.    son Anderson (W)

Edgar H Anderson was born 27 Dec 1895 at Madisonville, TX. Ollie E Knight was born 5 Nov 1895 in TX, and died 15 Apr 1953 at Normangee, Leon Co. (W,Z,M, 448f, 103b)


       Mamie Ellen Crow [y18c1d2a1], daughter of Mamie Ellen Nixon and William Dotrafoe Crow, was born 30 May 1915, died two days later on June 1. She was buried in Sand Prairie Cemetery in Madison Co TX. Her gravestone says "Dau of W D & M E Crow." (420c)


       Mildred Hazel Crow [y18c1d2a2], daughter of Mamie Ellen Nixon and William Dotrafoe Crow, was born 9 October 1916 at Normangee, Leon Co TX. She married Kermit "Bill" Lofton about 1938 in TX. He was born 14 February 1909 at Lucien, MS. Mildred died at Garland, Dallas Co on 28 October 2002. They had a son-

a.     William Kermit Lofton, b 30 Nov 1939 at Houston, and died 6 November 2000 at Garland, Dallas Co. He married on 15 July 1967, and divorced at Dallas on 26 October 1990. (83b) (448wf)


       Willie D Crow [y18c1d2a3], daughter of Mamie Ellen Nixon and William Dotrafoe Crow, was born 20 November 1918 at Normangee, Leon Co TX. She married George Albert Haston. He was born 24 November 1910 in McLennan Co, son of Phillip Morgan Haston and Sarah Louisa Hallmark, and died at Normangee, Leon Co TX on 17 May 2001. He was buried in Sand Prairie Cemetery in Madison Co. George was a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during WW2. They had no children. Phillip Morgan Haston was born 31 May 1870 in TN, died 11 Feb 1939 at Temple, Bell Co TX, and was buried at Mexia, Limestone Co TX. Sarah Louisa Hallmark was born 10 Jun 1872 in TX, died 11 Dec 1963 at Brian, Brazos Co TX, and was buried at Leona, Leon Co. (W,Z,M, 154v,448wfP, 85d, 103d)


       Dennis L Dyer [y18a12i1d], son of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born 19 April 1921 at Troy, Obion Co TN. He married Pearl Wallace in Obion Co on 28 December 1940. She was born 18 April 1923. Dennis died in August 1983 at Caseyville, Saint Clair Co IL. Pearl died there on 25 November 2001. (Z,23fm)


       Fonnie B Dyer [y18a12i2], son of Willie Teresa Cates and William Knox Dyer, was born 29 May 1895 at Troy, Obion Co TN, and died 12 November 1942. He married Ora Brown on 28 November 1915 in Obion Co. She was born in TN in 1889 (age 30 in 1920, 38 in 1930), daughter of Mrs Mittie Brown (1860 TN). They had four known children-

a.     Aubrey B Dyer, b 1921 (23f)

b.    Dorothy Dyer, b 1925 (23f)

c.     Beatrice Dyer, b 1927 (23f)

d.    Lawrence Dyer, b Nov 1929 (23f) (M,23uvwmf)


       Juan W Dyer [y18a12i1h], son of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born in June 1929 at Troy, Obion Co TN. (23f)


       Knoxie Myrtle Dyer [y18a12i4], daughter of Willie Teresa Cates and William Knox Dyer, was born 16 July 1903 in Obion Co TN, and died in 1963. She married Wilson Harding Nipp in Obion Co on 1 January 1918. He was born in TN on 7 June 1892, son of William Walker Nipp and LeMyra Jane Odle. Knoxie and Wilson had five children in Obion Co. Four were-

a.     William Walker Nipp, b 29 Jan 1919

b.    Hazel Irene Nipp, b 17 Oct 1920

c.     Glenn Y Nipp, b 7 Nov 1925

d.    Alfred D Nipp, b 1 Dec 1928

William Walker Nipp was born 23 Nov 1858 in Obion Co, and died 26 Jan 1919 in TN. LeMyra Jane Odle was born 31 Oct 1870 in TN, married William in 1891, and died 30 Sep 1939 in TN. They were buried in Mount Ararat Cemetery at Troy. (W,23vwmfc)


       L C Dyer [y18a12i1], son of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born in 1927 at Troy, Obion Co TN. (23f)


       L Lorraine Dyer [y18a12i1b], daughter of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born in September 1916 at Troy, Obion Co TN. (23wf)


       Margaret Louise Dyer [y18a12i1f], daughter of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born in May 1925 at Troy, Obion Co TN. She married Clarence David Lee in Obion Co on 30 November 1940. She claimed she was age 18 for the marriage. Clarence said he was age 21 (born 1919). Both were from Troy. (23fm)


       Novella E Dyer [y18a12i1a], daughter of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born in May 1915 at Troy, Obion Co TN. (23wf)


       Ora Cloyce Dyer [y18a12i5], daughter of Willie Teresa Cates and William Knox Dyer, was born 7 January 1908 in Obion Co TN. She married Robert B Scott in Obion Co on 19 December 1926, and died 29 October 1988. Robert was born in 1902 in Obion Co, son of William E Scott and Anna E Curry (married in Obion Co on 3 Mar 1897). They lived in Obion Co and had a daughter-

a.     Bettye Ruth Scott, b Jun 1928. She married Blanchell(?) M Gibbs Jr in Obion Co on 29 August 1948. (23fm) (W,23vwmf)


       Rufus Spergeon Dyer [y18a12i3], son of Willie Teresa Cates and William Knox Dyer, was born 13 May 1899 in Obion Co TN. He married his neighbor Malissa Christina Nipp in Obion Co on 28 March 1920. She was born 14 January 1902 in Obion Co, daughter of William Walker Nipp and LeMyra Jane Odle. Rufus' sister Knoxie married Tina's brother Wilson. See Knoxie's biography. Rufus and Tina remained in Obion Co for a few years, but lived in Fulton Co KY in 1922, then back to TN, then to Port Arthur, Jefferson Co TX about 1929, and then back to Fulton Co KY in the early 1930s. Rufus was a barber. He died in November 1981 at Highland, Grundy Co IL. Tina died in IL in January 1978. They had about nine children-

a.     Calvin Dyer (dau), b 1921 in TN. (86f)

b.    Otie Manaune Dyer (dau), b 23 Sep 1922 in Fulton Co KY. (63b,86f)

c.     Pandle Dyer (son), b 1925 in TN. (86f)

d.    Spurgeon Dyer, b Dec 1926 in TN. (86f)

e.     Eugene Dyer, b Sep 1928 in TN. (86f)

f.     Swam Walker Dyer, b 31 Mar 1930 at Port Arthur, TX. (86bf)

g.    Jo A Dyer, b 19 Oct 1934 in Fulton Co KY. (63b)

h.    Patty J Dyer, b 3 Oct 1938 in Fulton Co KY. (63b)

i.     Michael T Dyer, b 30 Nov 1941 in Fulton Co KY. In 1988 he lived at Park Forest, IL. (63b, 214P) (M,Z,23uvm, 86f)


       Theron Columbus Dyer [y18a12i1], son of Willie Teresa Cates and William Knox Dyer, was born 8 August 1893 at Yorkville, Gibson Co TN, and died in June 1972 at Troy, Obion Co. He married Delia T Johnson in Obion Co on 23 November 1913 and lived at Troy. She was born in February 1891 in TN, daughter of William J Johnson and Elizabeth D _____. They had eight children by 1930-

a.     Novella E Dyer, b May 1915

b.    L Lorraine Dyer, b Sep 1916

c.     Wilma Elizabeth Dyer, b 21 Jun 1919

d.    Dennis L Dyer, b 19 Apr 1921

e.     W Catherine Dyer, b 1924

f.     Margaret Louise Dyer, b May 1925

g.    L C Dyer (son), b 1927

h.    Juan W Dyer, b Jun 1929 (M,23uvmwf)


       W Catherine Dyer [y18a12i1r], daughter of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born in 1924 at Troy, Obion Co TN. (23f)


       Wilma Elizabeth Dyer [y18a12i1c], daughter of Theron Columbus Dyer and Delia T Johnson, was born 21 June 1919 at Troy, Obion Co TN, and died 29 January 2000. She married Ora Trice Willett on 29 September 1934 in Obion Co. Both claimed they were age 21 when they married. For a while they lived in MI, but in their later years lived at Hornbeak, Obion Co. Ora was born 21 April 1915 in Obion Co, son of John Washington Willett (27 Jan 1881 TN) and Geneva M Dean (1890 TN, married 24 Dec 1911 Obion Co), and died 8 February 1988 at Hornbeak. They had three children-

1.    Joyce Ann Willett, b 1936, died in 2005. (W)

2.    dau Willett (W)

3.    Billy Trice Willett, b 1942, died in 2005. (W) (W,Z,M,23fm)


       Evelyn L Garrett [y18a12h4a], daughter of Mettie Ann Martin and Joseph Hughes Garrett, was born in 1923 in Erath Co TX. (334f)


       Ima Jo Garrett [y18a12h4c], daughter of Mettie Ann Martin and Joseph Hughes Garrett, was born 21 August 1927 in Erath Co TX. She married Bill Joe Woolley and they lived at Arlington, Tarrant Co and at Burleson, Johnson Co. When her father died in 1974, it was Ima who was the informant for his death certificate. Bill was born 3 December 1922. They had two children at Fort Worth-

1.    Carolyn Joy Woolley, b 12 Jul 1948

2.    Randall Garrett Woolley, b 23 Aug 1951 (42bmP)


       Lois Ruth Garrett [y18a12h4b], daughter of Mettie Ann Martin and Joseph Hughes Garrett, was born in October 1926 in Erath Co TX. She married Donald Delbert Cochran and they had a son at Fort Worth-

1.    Cayce Brixey Cochran, b 16 Oct 1958 (42b) (334f)


       Hazel Goodman [y18a12e1b], daughter of Eva Leona Thompson and Eather Jason Goodman, was born in June 1918 in Lake Co TN. (741w, 23f)


       Opal Toy Goodman [y18a12e1a], daughter of Eva Leona Thompson and Eather Jason Goodman, was born 20 December 1906 in Obion Co TN, and died at Troy, Obion Co in August 1985. She married Claud Hudson Reeves on 5 November 1921 in Lake Co. He was born 22 October 1898 in Obion Co, son of John W Reeves and Lula F Simpson, and died in September 1975 at Troy. He was a machinist. They had three sons-

1.    Frank H Reeves, b 1923 (741f)

2.    J P Reeves, b 1924 (741f)

3.    Billy E Reeves, b Jun 1927 (741f)

John W Reeves was born in 1862 in TN, and died in Lake Co on 4 Mar 1931. He was buried at Ridgely, TN. Lula F Simpson was born in 1866 in TN, and died 26 Apr 1936 at Ridgely. (W,Z,23v, 741wfd)


       Vona Goodman [y18a12e1c], daughter of Eva Leona Thompson and Eather Jason Goodman, was born in 1921 in Lake Co TN. In 1930 she and her family lived in Obion Co. (23f)


       Clara Amanda Goree [y18c1a2a], daughter of Martha Melissa Young and Pleasant Kittrell Goree, was born 9 October 1876 in Madison Co TX. She married William August Behrman in March 1900, and lived with her mother in 1900, but without her husband. He was born 29 January 1870 at Houston, TX, son of William A Behrman (born in Germany) and Ms Kuhlman (born in TX), and died 18 August 1938 at Houston. Clara died 15 May 1969 at Houston. W A Behrman was the informant for her death certificate. They lived in Madison Co in 1910 and in 1920; William was a carpenter. In 1930 they were at Houston. Both she and William were buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. There were only three Behrman graves in Midway Cemetery. The third one was their son; they had three children-

1.    Goree Kuhlman Behrman, b 8 Jun 1901

2.    Sarah Bertha Behrman, b 1904

3.    William A Behrman Jr, b 10 Jul 1911

In 1920 Clara’s parents lived next door. (W,Z, 420uvwc,83fd)


       Dorothy Goree [y18c1a2f2], daughter of Pleasant Kittrell Goree Jr and Laura Katherine M_____, was born in 1922 in Madison Co TX. (420f)


       Frederick Hayes Goree [y18c1a2d3], son of William Langston Goree and Lillie Seales, was born 29 September 1911 in Madison Co TX. He married Mildred Lomita Marsh, and died in July 1986. He was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. They had two children-

a.     Bette June Goree, b 25 Jan 1933 in Madison Co TX. (420b)

b.    Frederick Hayes Goree Jr, b 17 Sep 1935 in Harris Co. (83b) (420wbc)


       Hayes Goree [y18c1a2b], son of Martha Melissa Young and Pleasant Kittrell Goree, was born 23 August 1878 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He was named after his uncle Hugh L Hayes who married his father’s sister Susan. Hayes Goree died at Richmond, Fort Bend Co on 18 January 1969. His home was at Houston when he died. Hayes married Willie Ethel Conley in March 1910 and they lived in Walker Co in 1910, and in Madison Co in 1920, three doors from his brother Pleasant, and in Madison Co in 1930. Hayes was a cattle trader. Willie was born at Trinity, TX on 10 August 1888, daughter of J C Conley and Nancy D White, and died at Houston on 24 February 1976. Her home was then at Sugarland, Fort Bend Co. Elmo, her son, was the informant for her death certificate. She and Hayes were buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. They had two sons-

1.    Elmo Goree, b 1912, died in Fort Bend Co on 26 September 1987. (TXd,420wf)

2.    Braxton Goree, b Jun 1918 (420wf)

Hayes’ aunt and uncle Susan Goree (1848-1931) and Hughes Hayes (1848-1933) were buried in Midway Cemetery, along with some of their children. (TXd,Z,420uwfc, 595v,473d, 83d)


       Herman Campbell "Jack" Goree [y18c1a2d5], son of William Langston Goree and Lillie Seales, was born 21 March 1923 at Midway, Madison Co TX, and died in an auto crash on 14 September 1975 near Huntsville, Walker Co. He was a floor and window blind merchant, and was married when he was killed. His daughter Mrs Gayle Duke was the informant for his death certificate. Jack’s home was than at Spring, Harris Co. He was buried in Midway City Cemetery. Jack served in the military during WW2. His daughter was-

a.     Gayle Goree, was the informant for her father’s death certificate in 1975. Gayle had married a Mr Duke. (595d) (420w, 595d)


       Lucille Goree [y18c1a2d1], daughter of William Langston Goree and Hattie Bell Wakefield, was born 21 May 1906 in Madison Co TX. She married Will Herman Randolph in 1923. In 1930 they were both school teachers living at Orange, TX. He was born in Madison Co in 1903, son of William Phelan Randolph and Linnie Adoline Wycough. Lucille was the informant for her father’s death certificate in 1972. She died 14 September 2003 at Houston and was buried in Madisonville City Cemetery. (TXd, Z,420vwdc,234f)


       Mary Belle Goree [y18c1a2c], daughter of Martha Melissa Young and Pleasant Kittrell Goree, was born on 6 February 1880 at Midway, Madison Co TX. She married Sam Walker Jackson in 1902 and they lived in Leon Co in 1910, then at Madisonville, Madison Co afterward. Mary died 23 August 1954. "Mary Belle Goree Jackson" was buried in Madisonville City Cemetery (as was her sister Nolley). Sam was born in Leon Co TX on 11 May 1881, son of John A Jackson and Sally Walker, and was a farmer in 1918, but in 1920 he was a bank cashier. He died at home at Madisonville (800 E Main St) of heart failure on 11 August 1953. His daughter "Mary Nolley Jackson" was the informant for his death certificate. He was buried with Mary Belle. They had two children-

1.    Mary Nolley Jackson, b 17 May 1907

2.    Sam Walker Jackson Jr, b Sep 1909 (448v) (M,420uwdc)


       Mildred Melissa Goree [y18c1a2d2], daughter of William Langston Goree and Hattie Bell Wakefield, was born in September 1908 in Madison Co TX. She married Lemmie Wyette Williams and they had a daughter at Houston-

a.     Darlene Williams, b 16 Feb 1934 (83b) (420vw,83b)


       Pleasant Kittrell Goree Jr [y18c1a2f], son of Martha Melissa Young and Pleasant Kittrell Goree, was born 24 August 1886 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He lived in Madison Co in 1920 with his wife Laura Katherine M_____. They married in 1911 and lived in Madison Co. She was born in TX in 1891 and died 11 February 1937. Pleasant died at Midway on 1 March 1979 and was buried in Midway Cemetery with Laura. They had two children, both in Madison Co-

1.    Pleasant Kittrell Goree III, b 8 Jan 1912

2.    Dorothy Goree, born 1922 (TXd,Z, 420uvwfc)


       Pleasant Kittrell Goree III [y18c1a2f1], son of Pleasant Kittrell Goree Jr and Laura Katherine M_____, was born 8 January 1912 in Madison Co TX. He married Ida Virginia Seale. She was born 7 August 1920, and died 23 October 1999. Pleasant died 6 February 1992 in Madison Co. Both were buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. They had two sons-

a.     Pleasant Kittrell Goree IV, b 7 Oct 1936 in Madison Co TX. (420b)

b.    Don Allen Goree, b 2 Jul 1943 in Houston Co TX. (569b) (TXd,Z, 420wfc)


       Sara Williams Goree [y18c1a2e], daughter of Martha Melissa Young and Pleasant Kittrell Goree, was born 15 June 1884 at Midway, Madison Co TX. Her middle name came from her father’s mother’s name. Sara was the informant for her father’s death certificate in 1933, and was then living at Houston. She had married Flavous Luke Gilbert, a traveling salesman for a produce company. In September 1918 they lived at Palestine, Anderson Co. Luke was born 18 July 1876 at Midway, son of Zachary Taylor Gilbert and Mary Louise Harris, and died at Houston on 29 February 1948. He was an insurance salesman when he died. Francis L Gilbert (Luke’s eldest son from his first marriage) was the informant for Luke’s death certificate. Afterwards, Sara moved back to Madison Co and lived at Madisonville. She died there on 23 May 1976 in the county hospital. Her niece Mrs Louise Randolph was the informant for her death certificate. Sara was buried in Midway Cemetery. In 1900 Flavous was picked up by two census takers. He was shown working as a grocer and living with his mother’s younger brother Edward Harris at Austin on June 9, and was also shown at Midway living with his parents on June 2, working as a salesman. Luke first married Elizabeth Henrietta Houx in 1902, lived at Tyler, Smith Co, and had three children by 1910. Luke’s children from his first marriage were Francis Luke Gilbert, born 16 Nov 1903 at Mexia, Limestone Co, died 15 Apr 1969 at Houston; Warren B Gilbert, born 4 Aug 1905, died 19 1981 at Houston; and Sadie F Gilbert, born 1908. Francis and Warren were buried in Midway Cemetery, as was Luke’s mother. Luke’s father Zachary Taylor Gilbert was born 17 Jan 1848 at Pickens, AL, and died 29 Nov 1924 at Austin, TX. Luke’s mother Mary Louise Harris was born in 1850 in TX, married Zachary on 9 Nov 1868 at Midway, and died in 1910. She had six children. (W,Z, TXd,80u, 100v, 420suvdc)


       Tommie Nolley Goree [y18c1a2g], daughter of Martha Melissa Young and Pleasant Kittrell Goree, was born 25 September 1888 at Midway, Madison Co TX. She married Edward Gaither Webb when she was age 20 (1908), and in 1910 lived with his parents in Madison Co. He was born at Madisonville, Madison Co on 5 October 1885, son of Joseph C Webb and Eva E Gaither. When her son Edwin died, a gravestone, without a death date, was made for Nolley. She was perhaps buried in a different Cemetery. In 1920 they were not found; in 1930 they lived at Anderson, Grimes Co, and about 1944 they moved to Willis, Montgomery Co. Edward died at home at Willis on 11 October 1953 of cancer. He was buried in Madisonville City Cemetery. Nolley was the informant for his death certificate. She died at Houston on 3 February 1980 (her granddaughter Mary Nolley Webb lived at Houston). Edward was a railroad telegraph operator in 1910, then became a railroad agent. They had at least seven children, all in TX-

1.    Fannie D Webb, b 26 Sep 1909 in Madison Co TX, died 10 September 1918. She was buried in Madisonville City Cemetery. (420vc)

2.    Hal Webb, b 1912, was named after his father’s older brother, who died in 1907 and was buried in Madisonville City Cemetery. (280f,420c)

3.    Estelle Webb, b 1913 (280f)

4.    Edwin Goree Webb, b 23 Mar 1914, died 11 July 1916 and was buried in Madisonville City Cemetery. (420c)

5.    Graham Young Webb, b 1920

6.    Sydney Webb (son), b 1922 (280f) He married Imogene White and had three children?

7.    Edward Donaldson Webb, b 24 Jul 1930 in Grimes Co TX. His parents on his birth record were E G Webb and Knolley Goree. (280b)

Joseph C Webb was born 5 Dec 1835, and died 16 Jun 1915; his wife Eva E Gaither was born 16 Feb 1845, and died 20 Oct 1933. They were both buried in Madisonville City Cemetery. (M,420uc, 280bf, 353d)


       William Langston Goree [y18c1a2d], son of Martha Melissa Young and Pleasant Kittrell Goree, was born 22 October 1881 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He died 24 November 1972 of cancer at Madisonville in the county hospital, but lived at Midway. He was buried in Midway Cemetery. His daughter Lucille Randolph was the informant for his death certificate. William first married Hattie Bell Wakefield about 1904. She was born in Madison Co on 30 May 1886, daughter of Albert Wakefield and Julia Lewis Robinson, and died 12 October 1912. Hattie was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. William later married Lillie Seales about 1917, and was a farmer near Midway. Lillie was born in TX on 10 August 1897, and died 30 November 1986. She was buried in Midway Cemetery. William and Hattie had two daughters, then with Lillie he had three sons; all children were born in Madison Co TX-

1.    Lucille Goree, b 21 May 1906

2.    Mildred Melissa Goree, b Sep 1908

3.    Frederick Hayes Goree, b 29 Sep 1911

4.    William Langston Goree Jr, b 1920

5.    Herman Campbell Goree, b 21 Mar 1923

Albert Wakefield, Hattie’s father, was born 7 Jan 1860 at Midway, Madison Co TX, and died 8 Nov 1948 at Midway. He was buried in Midway Cemetery. Julia Lewis Robinson was born 7 Jan 1863 in Madison Co, married Albert about 1878, and died 19 Nov 1949 at Corpus Christi. She was buried in Midway Cemetery. (W,Z,M, 420uvwbdc, 107d)


       William Langston Goree Jr [y18c1a2d4], son of William Langston Goree and Lillie Seales, was born in 1920 in Madison Co TX. He married W Ray Doe Hall. They had two sons at Houston, TX-

a.     William Langston Goree III, b 27 Sep 1943, died in an auto accident on 2 March 1968 at Madisonville, Madison Co. He was a salesman for a uniform company. William was married when he died. He was buried in Midway Cemetery. W L Goree Jr was the informant for his death certificate. (83b, 420c)

b.    Kenneth Ray Goree, b 27 Feb 1945 (83b) (420fd)


       Christine Hall [y18c1a1g1], daughter of Gertrude Rogers and Enoch Marvin Hall, was born 27 May 1913 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co TX. She married a Mr Steele, and died at San Angelo on 13 February 1960. She was a bookkeeper. Christine was buried in Fairmount Cemetery at San Angelo. (90wfd)


       Enoch Marvin Hall Jr [y18c1a1g2], son of Gertrude Rogers and Enoch Marvin Hall, was born 5 March 1917 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co TX. He died 15 March 2004 at San Angelo. Enoch married Zula Margaret Jones and they had four daughters, all in Tom Green Co-

a.     Jacquelyn Hall, b 19 Dec 1941 (90b)

b.    Kathleen Hall, b 11 Jul 1944 (90b)

c.     Meredythe Hall, b 25 Aug 1947. She married Charles Homer Simons Jr and had a daughter in Lubbock Co-

       1.    Michelle Simons, b 12 Oct 1968 (89b) (90b)

d.    Patricia Hall, b 15 Jul 1948 (90b) (Z,90wfb)


       Ruth Hennesy [y18c1a1c2], daughter of Pattie Rogers and John Hennesy, was born in 1901 at Houston, TX, grew up at Houston and Tom Green Co. She married and was a widow in 1930, living with her mother and stepfather. She used her maiden name Hennesy. (90v, 420f)


       Darryll D'Ron Huddleston [y18c1d2a4a2], son of Rose Mary Anderson and Benton Douglas Huddleston, was born 1 July 1968 at Houston, TX. He married Lenatha Joy King on 21 May 1996 in Harris Co. She was born in Harris Co on 3 September 1976, daughter of Gregory Leon King and Nathalie Marsell Abbott. They had a son-

a.     Micheal Caleb Huddleston, b 3 Oct 1997 at Houston. TX. (83b) (83bm)


       Wayne Douglas Huddleston [y18c1d2a4a1], son of Rose Mary Anderson and Benton Douglas Huddleston, was born 18 August 1967 at Houston, TX. (83b)


       Mary Nolley Jackson [y18c1a2c1], daughter of Mary Belle Goree and Sam Walker Jackson, was born 17 May 1907 in Leon Co TX. When she supplied personal information for her father’s death certificate in 1953, she gave her family name as Jackson, as if she was not married then. Mary Nolley married J E Brewster, probably after 1953, and in 1986 they lived at Temple, Bell Co. Mary was at Corpus Christi, Nueces Co in 1994. She died on 20 January 1995 at Corpus Christi. (TXd, Z,448v, 420wd, 85P,107P)


       Sam Walker Jackson Jr [y18c1a2c2], son of Mary Belle Goree and Sam Walker Jackson, was born in September 1909 in Leon Co TX, and died by 1920. (448v)


       Clarence Samuel Jenkins [y18a13h7], son of Mary L Young and Alfonzo Jenkins, was born 20 December 1899 at Greenfield, Weakley Co TN, and died 3 December 1918 at his mother's home near Greenfield from influenza. (W,M,N,21uv)


       Eva Jenkins [y18a13h8], daughter of Mary L Young and Alfonzo Jenkins, was born in 1905 at Greenfield, Weakley Co TN, and died there in 1912. (W,21v)


       Finis Edward Jenkins [y18a13h3a], son of Robert Jenkins and Pearl May Rogers, was born 24 January 1914 at Greenfield, Weakley Co TN, and died that year. (W)


       Ima Pearl Jenkins [y18a13h6], daughter of Mary L Young and Alfonzo Jenkins, was born in 1895 at Greenfield, Weakley Co TN. She married James Thomas Womble in Weakley Co on 25 September 1915. He was born at Greenfield on 20 September 1896, son of James Warren Womble and Annie Elizabeth Paschall, and died 8 January 1988 at Greenfield. When he registered for the WW1 draft in June 1917, he said he had to support himself and his father. His wife Ima was not mentioned. Tom and Ima lived in Weakley Co in 1920 with Ima's widowed mother. In 1930 James T lived in Weakley Co with his wife Lela V Higgs, his mother Annie, and with his 10 year old son Fonzo J Womble. James and Lela had married in Weakley Co on 25 August 1929. Ima had died in 1925 in Weakly Co. Her son was-

a.     James Fonzo Womble, b 18 Jul 1919

James Warren Womble was born 23 Apr 1868 in Weakley Co, died 24 Jul 1929 in Weakley Co, and was buried in Hornbeak Cemetery. His wife Annie Elizabeth Paschall was born 31 Jul 1878 in TN, married James in Weakley Co on 8 Dec 1895, and died in Weakley Co on 23 Feb 1962. (M,Z,W, 21uvmvfm)


       Minnie Frances Jenkins [y18a13h4], daughter of Mary L Young and Alfonzo Jenkins, was born 23 January 1891 at Greenfield, Weakley Co TN, and died 12 October 1959 at Lansing, MI. She married William Carl Rogers in Weakley Co on 19 December 1909 and they at first lived with his parents in Weakley Co. Minnie was not shown with Carl in the 1910 census, but he was shown married and living with his parents. Carl was born at Greenfield, Weakley Co on 29 August 1890, son of Carroll Madison Rogers and Mary Ida Radford. Minnie had four children by 1930, all in Weakley Co-

a.     Mary Pauline Rogers, b 4 Sep 1910

b.    Harold A Rogers, b 5 Mar 1913

c.     Marjorie Rogers, b 1922

d.    Finis J Rogers, b 30 Dec 1923

Carroll Madison Rogers was born 27 Mar 1869 in Weakley Co TN, and died 1 Mar 1937 at Greenfield. Mary Ida Radford was born 29 Sep 1867 at Marion, Williamson Co IL, and died 12 Feb 1948 at Greenfield. They married on 16 June 1889 in Weakley Co; they applied for their marriage license was on June 3. (W,M, 21umvw)


       Robert L Jenkins [y18a13h3], son of Mary L Young and Alfonzo Jenkins, was born 2 July 1890 at Greenfield, Weakley Co TN, and died there on 7 December 1918 from influenza. He married Pearl May Rogers on 27 June 1909 in Weakley Co, and they lived in Weakley Co. She was born in Weakley Co on 13 June 1892, daughter of Carroll Madison Rogers and Mary Ida Radford, and died at Milan, Gibson Co TN on 19 January 1981. Years after Robert died, "Mrs Pearl Jenkins" married Luther Owen Richmond in Weakley Co on 23 July 1928. Luther was born 12 April 1883 in TN and died at Greenfield in September 1962. Robert and Pearl had two sons-

a.     Finis Edward Jenkins, b 14 Jan 1914

b.    Willie Wilson Jenkins, b 29 Jul 1918

Pearl May Rogers was a sister of William Carl Rogers who married Robert's sister Minnie. Pearl's son with Luther Richmond was Hulon Lee Richmond, born 9 Aug 1931 at Greenfield, Weakley Co, and died 28 Sep 2007 at Kissimmee, Osceola Co FL. Luther Owen Richmond's first marriage was with Ella Earls in Weakley Co on 12 Jan 1904.

Pearl May Rogers' parents were buried in Patterson Cemetery in Weakley Co. Madison was born 27 Mar 1869, and died 1 Mar 1937; Ida was born 29 Sep 1867, and died 12 Feb 1948. Patterson Cemetery is at the southern edge of Greenfield.

The Dresden Enterprise dated December 13, 1918:

Robert Jenkins, who was about 25 years of age, died Saturday at the home of his mother, west of Greenfield, after an illness of influenza. He was a married man and is survived by his wife and mother. Just last week his brother, Sam Jenkins, 20 years of age, died of the same disease, and other members of the family are down with it.

Another obit is here. (W,N,21umvf)


       Willie Wilson Jenkins [y18a13h3b], son of Robert Jenkins and Pearl May Rogers, was born 29 July 1918 at Greenfield, Weakley Co TN, died at Greenfield on 15 March 1982. When his mother married Willie's step-father in 1928, Willie then moved in with his maternal grandparents in Weakley Co. (Z,21f)


       Alva Granville Johnson [y18a13b2c], son of Charles Green Johnson and Anna Sue Edwards, was born 16 June 1907 in Clay Co AR. He married Freeda I Bolton in Clay Co on 15 November 1930. She was born 13 November 1909, daughter of John Washington Bolton and Ella Catherine Jenkins, and died at Piggott on 28 July 1997. Alva died 6 May 1990 in Clay Co. They were buried at Piggott. They had three daughters. (W,Z, 548vwfm)


       Celia M Johnson [y18a13b5], daughter of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born 12 March 1887 in Clay Co AR. Celia Johnson of Piggott, Clay Co, married Roy Sanders in Clay Co on 31 August 1912. They lived in IL in 1913, then lived at Water Valley, Randolph Co AR in the mid-1910s, and moved to Lutesville, Bollinger Co MO soon before 1920. Roy was born at Centralia, Marion Co IL on 20 December 1892, and died 14 August 1984 at Lake Wales, Polk Co FL. "Celia Johnson Sanders" died there on 31 March 1978. In 1920 Celia claimed she was age 33, born in AR, and her father was born in MS; all was correct information for the Celia of Piggott, Clay Co AR. In 1930 they lived at Embarrass, Edgar Co IL (her name was then Ceceilia). She and Roy had at least six children by 1930-

a.     Ray Sanders, b 1913

b.    May Sanders, b 1914

c.     Arthur James Sanders, b 15 Jun 1917

d.    Maude Sanders, b Aug 1919

e.     Mason Sanders, b Aug 1919

f.     Thomas Sanders, b 1922

John M Sanders’ home was at Water Valley, Randolph Co AR, so he was on a visit to Lutesville when he died. The 1910 census showed him at St Francis Twp, Clay Co with his second wife Lucy, and son Roy in their home. John M was born in IL; Lucy J Midkiff was John M’s wife then (Roy’s step-mother). She and John M married in Clay Co on 8 March 1896. John M’s wife was Sarah _____ when he died at Lutesville on 30 March 1919, age 61. Roy Sanders was the informant for John M Sanders’s death certificate. (FLd, M,Z,W, 548vm, 682wd, 629f)


       Charles Denver Johnson [y18a13b2j], son of Charles Green Johnson and Anna Sue Edwards, was born 21 August 1926 at Piggott, Clay Co AR. He married Earline Book at Piggott on 31 March 1945. Earline was age 16 then and Charles was age 18. She was born 15 January 1929 at Piggott, daughter of Mrs Alice P Book (1904 AR). Charles died 18 March 1991 in Clay Co. They had three children. (W,Z, 548fmP)


       Charles Green Johnson [y18a13b2], son of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born 7 November 1878 in Clay Co AR (age 29 in 1910, 40 in 1920), and lived at Piggott, Clay Co in 1918. He married Anna Sue Edwards at Piggott on 23 March 1902. She claimed she was age 15 when married, and Charley said he was age 22. Annie was born at Piggott on 22 July 1888 (age 22 in 1910, 33 in 1920), daughter of Felix Granville Grundy Edwards (29 Apr 1840 Gibson Co TN) and Rebecca Missouri Largent (Mar 1862 IL), and died at Piggott on 16 January 1964. Charley died 6 June 1963 at Piggott. They had five children by 1910 with just two still alive, then at least five more after then-

a.     child Johnson (Clemie May?), b & d about 1903. (W,548v)

b.    child Johnson, b & d about 1905. (W,548v)

c.     Alva Granville Johnson, b 16 Jun 1907

d.    child Johnson, b & d about 1908. (W,548v)

e.     Joe E Johnson, b Mar 1910

f.     Doylos Odis Johnson, b 15 Apr 1912

g.    Dave Elzie Johnson, b 4 Jun 1914

h.    Myrtle Nova Johnson, b 30 Jul 1916

i.     Sidney Eugene Johnson, b 24 Feb 1922

j.     Charles Denver Johnson, b 21 Aug 1926

Annie’s widowed mother lived nine doors away in 1930, and Charley’s brother John Wesley Johnson lived five doors away. (W,M, 548smvwf)


       Dave Elzie Johnson [y18a13b2g], son of Charles Green Johnson and Anna Sue Edwards, was born 4 June 1914 at Piggott, Clay Co AR. He married Imogene Gregory of Piggott at Piggott on 10 December 1934. She gave her age as 18 when she married (born 1916); Dave gave his age as 21. Imogene was born in 1917 in Clay Co, per the 1920 census, and was a daughter of Henry Smith Gregory Jr and Abbey Laney Haywood. Dave died 28 May 1980 at Piggott and was buried there. He worked for a power company. They had a son-

1.    Larry Henry Johnson, b 11 Feb 1945 at Piggott, Clay Co AR, died 26 December 2000 at Piggott. He married Jamie Thomas. (W,Z)

Henry Smith Gregory Jr was born 23 Aug 1892 in Clay Co AR, and died 4 Jan 1951 at Piggott. Abbey Laney Haywood was born 19 Apr 1889 at Piggott, married in Clay Co on 4 Sep 1910, and died 13 Sep 1977 at Piggott. (W,M, 548mwf)


       Doylos Odis Johnson [y18a13b2f], son of Charles Green Johnson and Anna Sue Edwards, was born 15 April 1912 in Clay Co AR, and died 20 July 1994 at Bowling Green, Warren Co KY. He was buried at Scottsville, KY. Doylos married Annette Huff in Clay Co on 20 October 1934. Just before they married, Odis lived at Piggott and Annette lived at Greenway, Clay Co. On the date of their marriage, Odis was age 22 and Annette was age 16. She was born in August 1918 at Greenway, daughter of Jess H Huff (born 8 Sep 1887 Saline Co IL) and Lillian Carnie _____ (born 1888 KY). They had two children. (W,Z,M, KYd, 548wfm)


       Jack Johnson [y18a13b6f], son of John Wesley Johnson and Offa M Vaughn, was alive in 2004 living at Booneville, MO. (N)


       Joe E Johnson [y18a13b2e], son of Charles Green Johnson and Anna Sue Edwards, was born in Mar 1910 in Clay Co AR. He was son Joe, age 1/12 in April 1910 when the census taker came. He was daughter Elva in 1920, age 9. In April 1930 he was son Joe E, age 20, and not yet married. (548vwf)


       John Wesley Johnson [y18a13b6], son of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born 21 January 1888 at Greenway, Clay Co AR, and lived at Piggott, Clay Co in 1942 with his wife Offa M Vaughn. He then claimed he was born in 1890, but in 1917 he said he was born in 1888 when he registered for the WW1 draft. His gravestone also says 1888. Offa was born in November 1897 in IN, daughter of George W Vaughn and Sarah A _____. Offa married John in Clay Co on 10 October 1915. In 1920 they lived at Chalk Bluff, Clay Co. In 1930 they were at St Francis Twp, Clay Co He died 1 August 1946 at Pollard, Clay Co. Offa died in 1975. They were buried in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard. They had six children-

a.     Ora Sylvania Johnson, b 20 Aug 1916

b.    Theniel M Johnson, b 30 Jan 1919

c.     Nora Bessie Johnson, b 30 Mar 1923

d.    Winfred Johnson, b Sep 1927

e.     Joyce Johnson

f.     Jack Johnson

George W Vaughn was born in Apr 1842 in TN. His wife Sarah A _____ was born in Apr 1873 in England, and married George in 1887. (M,548mwmc)


       Joyce Johnson [y18a13b6e], daughter of John Wesley Johnson and Offa M Vaughn, married a Mr Bearden and was dead by 2004. (N)


       Judy L Johnson [y18a13a7d1], daughter of Wilma Benson and Gilbert Johnson, was born 29 February 1952 in AR, and married Walter Lange Jr. He was born 17 January 1951. They lived at Paragould, AR and had three children-

a.     Courtney N Lange, b 21 Nov 1979, lived at Little Rock in 2004. (N,683P)

b.    Erica J Lange, b 5 Nov 19__, lived at Paragould, AR in 2004. (N,683P)

c.     Josh Lange, lived at Neosho, MO in 2004. (N) (N,Z,548wc, 683fP)


       Julia A Johnson [y18a13b9], daughter of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born 18 March 1894 in Clay Co AR. She married Henry Nicholas in Clay Co on 25 September 1910. He was from Pollard, and Julia was from Piggott. Julia must have had a second marriage after then. She was married to a Mr Sampson before she died at Fulton, Hempstead Co AR in April 1976. The marriage between a Julia Johnson and Charles William Borden on 28 May 1911 in Clay Co was a different Julia. That one had a middle name of Etta, and was born 9 Dec 1894. (W,M, Z, 548vm)


       Margaret E Johnson [y18a13b1], daughter of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born in 1877 in Clay Co AR. A Ms M L Johnson married Mr J A Davis in Clay Co on 13 March 1895. The bride’s home was at Piggott. This was not Margaret. (548m) (548s)


       Minnie Emma Johnson [y18a13b3], daughter of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born 1 March 1880 in AR. She married John William Gordon in Clay Co on 15 February 1905. He was born 20 June 1861 in AR, son of J W Gordon and Sarah A Sorance, and died 29 October 1947 at Piggott, Clay Co. His marriage with Minnie was his second. Minnie and John W had four children by 1910, all at St Francis Twp, Clay Co, but two had died by 1910-

a.     Everett Gordon, b 1906 (W,548vw)

b.    child Gordon, b & d about 1907

c.     John Irvin Gordon, b 1908, died in 1968. (W,548svw)

d.    child Gordon, b & d about 1909

John William Gordon’s first wife was Mary Ellen Johnson, married at Piggott, Clay Co in 1887. She was age 14 when they married, born in Mar 1873 in AR, and died in 1903 at Piggott. They had five sons: Huston Johnson, born in 1887, died in 1963; Oscar Olen Gordon, born 1889, died in 1969; Charley Gordon, born 1891, died in 1962; Ralph Gordon, born 1900; and Raymond L Gordon, born in 1902. (ARd,W,548mvw)


       Myrtle Nova Johnson [y18a13b2h], daughter of Charles Green Johnson and Anna Sue Edwards, was born 30 July 1916 in Clay Co AR, and died 24 December 1991 at Kennett, MO. She married Donald Moore at Piggott, Clay Co AR on 27 January 1937. He was born in 1911; Myrtle claimed she was then age 21 (she was actually 20½). She also married J S Overton on 1 October 1952. (W,Z, 548wm)


       Myrtle Tela Johnson [y18a13b8], daughter of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born 16 October 1890 at Piggott, Clay Co AR, and died 19 February 1922 at Piggott. (W)


       Nora Bessie Johnson [y18a13b6c], daughter of John Wesley Johnson and Offa M Vaughn, was born 30 March 1923. Bessie Johnson of Piggot, Clay Co, married Leniel Adrian Dover in Clay Co on 12 March 1941. He was born 4 July 1923 at Pollard, Clay Co, son of Claud Dover and Katie Maples, and died 21 December 2004 at Piggott. Bessie died 4 December 2004 at Piggott. They were buried in New Hope Cemetery at Pollard. They had three children; all children lived at Pollard when Bessie died-

1.    Deborah Dover, married a Mr Bearden (N)

2.    Patricia Dover, married a Mr Permenter. (N)

3.    Randy Dover (N) (Z,N,548fmc)


       Ora Sylvania Johnson [y18a13b6a], daughter of John Wesley Johnson and Offa M Vaughn, was born 20 August 1916 at Piggott, Clay Co, married Kenneth Kayton Harp in Clay Co on 2 July 1944. He was born 11 November 1918 at Rockford, KY, son of Chet Harp and Axie Eaton, and died 22 March 1983 in Anderson Co IN. Ora died 31 August 1986 at Ingalls, IN. They had five children-

1.    Almarie Harp (W)

2.    Gary Ray Harp (W)

3.    Lawanda Ann Harp (W)

4.    Linda Jane Harp (W)

5.    child Harp (W) (Z,W,N,548wfm)


       Sidney Eugene Johnson [y18a13b2i], son of Charles Green Johnson and Anna Sue Edwards, was born 24 February 1922 in AR. He enlisted in the US Army at Little Rock on 12 October 1942. After the war he worked for General Motors in MI. He married a Ms Lingle by 1942 and had two daughters. Sidney died 24 November 1996 at Argentine, Genesee Co MI. (MId,Z,548f)


       Theniel M Johnson [y18a13b6b], daughter of John Wesley Johnson and Offa M Vaughn, was born 30 January 1919. She married a Mr Strall and died 8 February 1991 at Lockport, St Joseph Co MI. (MId,N,Z, 548uwf)


       Willis Willard Johnson [y18a13b4], son of Susan Ann Young and James Claiborne Johnson, was born 21 May 1884 in Clay Co AR, and married Della J Largent in Clay Co on 5 March 1911 and lived at Piggott in 1918. In 1920 they were in Swain Twp, Clay Co. Della was born at Chalk Bluff, Clay Co on 11 February 1893, daughter of Noah Largent and Sarah Amanda Braden. Also living with them in 1920 was Willis’s widowed mother. Della died in Clay Co on 10 November 1924 and was buried in Piggott Cemetery; Willis died there on 3 November 1957 and was also buried in Piggott Cemetery. They had five children, all in Clay Co AR-

a.     Lola Mae Johnson, b 19 Oct 1911, died 25 November 1925 in Clay Co. (W,548w)

b.    James N Johnson, b 1913 (548wf)

c.     Orval W Johnson, b 1915 (548wf)

d.    Flora M Johnson, b 1917 (548wf)

e.     Fredia I Johnson, b Aug 1919 (548wf)

Noah Largent was born in Nov 1844 in NC, and died in Clay Co AR on 15 Nov 1915. Sarah Amanda Braden was born 13 Aug 1855 in Hamilton Co IL, married Noah on 16 Oct 1874 at Saline, IL, and died 16 Oct 1904 in Clay Co. (M,W, 548vmwf)


       Winfred Johnson [y18a13b6d], son of John Wesley Johnson and Offa M Vaughn, was born in September 1927 in St Francis Twp, Clay Co. He married Velma Crump in Clay Co on 16 August 1942. His home was at Knobel, Clay Co and hers was at Beech Grove, Greene Co. Winfred died by 2004. (M,N, 548mw)


       Armanda May Kirk [y18a12c6], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in July 1882 in Obion Co TN (age 35 in 1910). She married James Mathew Ray in Obion Co on 16 September 1908, then was a widow by 1920. Mat was born in Obion Co in 1862, and this was his third marriage. His parents were Alexander Ray and Permelia C Weaver. In 1930 May and her son lived next door to her widowed mother in Obion Co. Her son was-

a.     Buford Ray, b Aug 1909, was Muford in 1910, Bueford in 1920, and Buford in 1930. (23vwf)

J Mathew Ray's wife in 1900 was Alice Lee (1867 TN), married 15 Apr 1898 in Obion Co. His first marriage was on 7 Dec 1890 to Lula B Long. He had children with all wives. Alexander Ray and Permelia Weaver married in Gibson Co on 22 Jun 1854. (277m, 23uvmwf)


       Dovie L Kirk [y18a12c8], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in March 1887 in Obion Co TN. She married Ilar C Richardson in Obion Co on 21 Aug 1912, and they moved south to Friendship, Crockett Co TN. He was born in Crockett Co on 8 August 1889, son of Robert L Richardson and Ann Eliza Sanders. Ilar died in Crockett Co in 1929, and Dovie died in 1968. They were buried in Floyds Chapel Cemetery at Chestnut Bluff, Crockett Co. They had four sons-

a.     Ivin C Richardson, b 8 Aug 1914, grew up in Crockett Co, and died 31 May 2007 at Phoenixville, Chester Co PA. (Z,20wf)

b.    Evan Shirley Richardson, b Nov 1916 (20wf)

c.     Loyal R Richardson, b Mar 1919 (20wf)

d.    Elvin Richardson, b 1922 (20f)

Robert L Richardson and wife Ann Eliza Sanders were born in 1850 in TN. They married in Dyer Co on 8 Aug 1869. (461m, 23uvm, 20wfc)


       Evy L Kirk [y18a12c9], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in April 1889 in Obion Co TN. (23u) She married J C Berry in Obion Co on 2 Aug 1908? (23m)


       Lovie D Kirk [y18a12c10], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born 29 May 1891 in Obion Co TN. She married William V McMackin in Obion Co on 7 July 1929. He was born 12 July 1882, and died at Union City in June 1972. Lovie died in September 1968 at Rives, Obion Co. (Z,23uvwm)


       Malissa Ann Kirk [y18a12c1], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in August 1870 in Obion Co TN. She was still single in 1900. "Miss Malicia A Kirk" married William Downing Wright in Obion Co on 31 January 1901. They lived in Obion Co in 1920, next door to Malissa's first cousin Fonnie B Dyer. In 1930, still in Obion Co, they lived four doors from Malissa's sister Mattie and next door to Malissa's first cousin Theron C Dyer [y18a12i1]. William Wright was born 17 March 1852 in TN, son of Isaac Wright, and died at Obion on 7 August 1934. Malissa died at Obion on 13 May 1950. They had three sons by 1920-

a.     William Vaden Wright, b 8 Nov 1901

b.    Tommie N Wright, b 11 Jun 1904

c.     Virlie D Wright, b 8 Apr 1907 (Z,23sumwfd)


       Martha D Kirk [y18a12c4], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born 21 November 1877 in Obion Co TN. "Miss Mattie Kirk" married Jonathan Benona Snider in Obion Co on 20 August 1895 and lived at Troy in 1910 and 1920, and Obion Co until they died. Martha died at Troy on 28 March 1937. Jonathan was born in TN in January 1869, son of George W Snider (1835 TN) and Nancy M Matheny (1831 TN, married in Henry Co on 20 Dec 1860), and died at Troy on 24 April 1952. In 1880 Jonathan and his sister Nancy C Snider (1867 TN) lived with his uncle Charles Matheny (1823 NC) in Henry Co. Jonathan and Martha had four surviving sons by 1920-

a.     child Snider, b & d 1896-1900 (23uv)

b.    child Snider, b & d 1896-1900 (23uv)

c.     Elba Gay Snider, b 15 Sep 1899

d.    Sidney Fay Snider, b 23 Mar 1901

e.     Avery Jonathan Snider, b 1904

f.     C Noel Snider, b 15 Sep 1911 (22nms, 23smuvwfd)


       Octavia A Kirk [y18a12c5], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in July 1880 in Obion Co TN. Octavia Kirk married S B Roberts in Obion Co on 10 December 1900, then she was a widow by 1910, living at Troy next door to her parents. She had three children by then. "Octavia Roberts" married Frank Mitchell in Obion Co on 30 Mar 1913. He was the widower of Octavia's first cousin Seneth Bell [y18a12d3]. In 1920 Octavia and Frank lived next door to her mother; perhaps Frank had moved into the home Octavia had with S B. Frank was born 3 April 1880 in TN, and his marriage with Octavia was he second; his first marriage with Seneth produced three. He and Octavia had no children, but Octavia had three with S B-

a.     Sidney V Roberts, b 11 Oct 1901

b.    Boonie E Roberts (son), b 13 Oct 1905

c.     Lillie B Roberts, b 1908 (M,23umvw)


       Sarah A Kirk [y18a12c3], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in June 1875 in Obion Co TN. (23su)


       Sidney R Kirk [y18a12c7], son of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in October 1884 in Obion Co TN. (23u)


       Sudie L Kirk [y18a12c12], daughter of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born in December 1895 in Obion Co TN. (23uv)


       Vernie B Kirk [y18a12c11], son of Martha B Cates and Sidney E Kirk, was born 13 January 1893 at Troy, Obion Co TN. He married Lola B Dickey on 12 April 1916 in Obion Co and in 1920 lived next door to his mother at Troy. Lola was born 29 August 1898 in TN, and died in September 1979 at Troy. Vernie died in November 1975 at Union City, Obion Co. They had a son-

a.     Vernie B Kirk Jr, b Mar 1917, died in 1977 and was buried in Obion County Memorial Gardens at Union. (23wfc) (M,Z,23umwf)


       Captalia Lofton [y18a12d6e], daughter of Maggie Bell and Walter Clinton Lofton, was born in 6 August 1919 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN. She married a Mr Kirk, and died 8 December 2003 at Hornbeak. (Z,23wf)


       Edgar Lofton [y18a12d6b], son of Maggie Bell and Walter Clinton Lofton, was born 11 January 1907 in Obion Co TN. In 1930 he was a farm hand on James B Crouson's farm. Mr Crouson was the father-in-law of Edgar's uncle Presley Bell [y18a12d9]. Edgar died in April 1971 at Hornbeak. (Z,23vwf)


       Harry Lofton [y18a12d6a], son of Maggie Bell and Walter Clinton Lofton, was born 10 November 1904 in Obion Co TN. He died at Tiptonville, Lake Co in October 1985. In 1930 Harry lived with his uncle Presley Bell and worked in a saw mill. (Z,23vwf)


       Mary West Lofton [y18a12d6d], daughter of Maggie Bell and Walter Clinton Lofton, was born 15 December 1915 in Obion Co TN. She married a Mr D L Kirk and died 22 July 2002 at Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co MI. They had a son-

1.    James Edward Kirk, b & d 22 Feb 1941 in Obion Co. (23d) (Z,23wf)


       Paul C Lofton [y18a12d6f], son of Maggie Bell and Walter Clinton Lofton, was born 10 September 1922 at Hornbeak, Obion Co TN, and died at Hornbeak on 17 August 1994. Paul enlisted in the US Army at Fort Oglethorpe, GA on 19 November 1942. (Z,M,23fP)


       Ralph W Lofton [y18a12d6g], son of Maggie Bell and Walter Clinton Lofton, was born in 1925 in Obion Co TN. He married Rose Murray Huey in Obion Co on 13 May 1946. He was age 21 and she was age 18 when they married. They divorced in Obion Co in 1948. Both were from Hornbeak. He then married Jewell May _____, and that marriage ended in divorce in 1950, in Obion Co. (23fm)


       Wilhmena Lofton [y18a12d6c], daughter of Maggie Bell and Walter Clinton Lofton, was born 6 September 1911 in Obion Co TN. She married a Mr Ferguson and died at Obion on 5 March 1998. She may have at first married C W Revell and had a son named James William Revell who died as an infant in November 1938 at Hornbeak. (Z,23wfd)


       Calvin Henry Martin [y18a12h1c], son of Sterling Price Martin and Lula Delphia Bryant, was born 8 September 1913 in Erath Co TX, and died there on 10 June 1920. He was buried in Indian Creek Cemetery. (334bwc)


       Gladys Mae Martin [y18a12h1b], daughter of Sterling Price Martin and Lula Delphia Bryant, was born 27 December 1912 in Erath Co TX. She lived at Fort Worth in 1930. Gladys married John Loyd Davis. He was born 7 December 1906, and died at Fort Worth on 13 March 1970, age 63. Gladys died 23 November 1979 at Dallas. They had three daughters. Two were born in Tarrant Co-

1.    Leola Faye Davis, b 19 May 1938 (42b)

2.    Dolores Ann Davis, b 16 Jun 1942 (42b) (W,Z,334bw,42fbd)


       Hattie May Martin [y18a12h3], daughter of Melissa Ann Cates and William A Martin, was born in May 1892 in TX. (334uv)


       Lora Ann Martin [y18a12h1d], daughter of Sterling Price Martin and Lula Delphia Bryant, was born 20 March 1916 in Erath Co TX. She married Russell Phillip Hunt on 11 August 1937 at Fort Worth, and died 19 September 1994 at North Richland Hills, Tarrant Co. She was buried with Russell. He was born 15 October 1915 at Stoney, Denton Co, son of Ira Elvis Hunt and Cappie Zeland Phillips, and died 17 April 1990 at North Richland Hills, Tarrant Co. He was buried in Moore Memorial Gardens at Arlington. They had a daughter in Tarrant Co-

1.    Beverly Ann Hunt, b 10 May 1938 (42b)

Ira Elvis Hunt was born 11 Nov 1891 in Denton Co TX, and died 12 Aug 1955 at Fort Worth. Cappie Zeland Phillips was born 11 Nov 1898 in TX, and died 15 Feb 1959 at Fort Worth. She was buried in Jackson Cemetery. (TXd,W,M,334bw, 42fbdP)


       Luther A Martin [y18a12h2], son of Melissa Ann Cates and William A Martin, was born 29 July 1888 in TN, died 23 July 1927 and was buried in Indian Creek Cemetery at Stephenville, Erath Co TX. He married Oney _____ about 1914 and in 1920 they lived in Erath Co. Oney was born in TX in 1896. They had a daughter-

a.     Jimmie Mae Martin, b Aug 1915 (334w) (334uvwc)


       Marvin Earle Martin [y18a12h1a], son of Sterling Price Martin and Lula Delphia Bryant, was born 6 April 1908 in Erath Co TX. He died 7 June 1975 at Haltom City, Tarrant Co TX. He married Ethel Arizona Pyle at Garvin, OK on 12 August 1926. She was born 27 November 1910 at Garvin, daughter of Gamaliel McCowan Pyle (1882-1920) and Cynthia Christian Brady (1887-1914). They lived at Alhambra, Maricopa co AZ in 1930 where Marvin was a milker for a dairy ranch. Ethel died 19 February 2005 at Justin, Denton Co TX and was buried in Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Arlington, Tarrant Co. They had three sons-

1.    Floyd W Martin, b 1927 in OK. (196f)

2.    Earl H Martin, b May 1929 in OK. (196f)

3.    son Earl, b abt 1932 (W) (W,334bvw,196f, 42c)


       Mettie Ann Martin [y18a12h4], daughter of Melissa Ann Cates and William A Martin, was born 23 October 1895 at Stephenville, Erath Co TX, and died 6 April 1973 at Fort Worth. Her husband was Joseph Hughes Garrett and he was the informant for her death certificate. Mettie was buried in Moore Memorial Gardens at Fort Worth. Joseph was born in Erath Co on 7 November 1897, and died at Fort Worth on 1 December 1974 and was buried with Mettie. Mrs Ima Jo Woolley was the informant for his death certificate. Joe and Mettie married before June 1917, probably at Stephenville, and remained in Erath Co into the 1930s. His parents were Thomas Augustus Garrett and Laura Ellen Hughes. Joe and Mettie lived in Erath Co until 1941 when they moved to Fort Worth. They had no children by 1920, but by 1930 they had three, all born in Erath Co-

a.     Evelyn L Garrett, b 1923

b.    Lois Ruth Garrett, b Oct 1926

c.     Ima Jo Garrett, b 21 Aug 1927

Thomas Augustus Garrett was born 15 Jan 1876 in Erath Co, died 2 Jul 1946 at Stephenville, and was buried in Indian Creek Cemetery; Laura Ellen Hughes was born 5 Jan 1876 in Erath Co, married Tom in 1896, and died 30 Dec 1952 at Fort Worth, but was taken back to Stephenville for burial with Tom. (Z,M, 334suvwd, 42d)


       Nancy M Martin [y18a12h5], daughter of Melissa Ann Cates and William A Martin, was born in October 1897 in TX. (334uv)


       Sterling Price Martin [y18a12h1], son of Melissa Ann Cates and William A Martin, was born 8 February 1887 at Troy, Obion Co TN. He had married about 1906, and lived in Erath Co in 1910 and 1920. Sterling was an engineer for the Fort Worth Water Department when he died there on 28 August 1964. In 1930 he was a house carpenter at Fort Worth; and his wife had moved to Fort Worth about 1930. He was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park. Mrs S P Martin was the informant for his death certificate. She was Lula Delphia Bryant, born 2 April 1890 at Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co TX, and married Sterling in 1907. She died 20 February 1951 at Thackerville, Love Co OK. They had four children in Erath Co and one in OK-

a.     Marvin Earle Martin, b 6 Apr 1908

b.    Gladys Mae Martin, b 27 Dec 1912

c.     Calvin Henry Martin, b 8 Sep 1913

d.    Lora Ann Martin, b 20 Mar 1916

e.     William Raymond Martin, b 12 Apr 1925 (M,W,42d, 334uvw)


       William Raymond Martin [y18a12h1e], son of Sterling Price Martin and Lula Delphia Bryant, was born 12 April 1925 at Elmore City, OK, and grew up at Fort Worth, TX. He died 11 February 2003 at Weatherford, Parker Co TX and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park at Fort Worth. He served in the US Navy during WW2. William married Mary Pauline Cox. She was born 14 January 1923. They lived at Weatherford in the 1990s and had six children in TX-

1.    Alvin Lester Martin, b 11 Feb 1947 in Tarrant Co. (42b)

2.    David Ray Martin, b 25 Jun 1949 in Tarrant Co. (42b)

3.    Lester Ray Martin, b 20 Jan 1952 in Tarrant Co. (42b)

4.    Douglas Gene Martin, b 20 Jan 1954 in Denton Co. (165b)

5.    Delpha Suzanne Martin, b 7 Aug 1955 in Denton Co. (165b)

6.    Beth Elaine Martin, b 7 Oct 1958 in Denton Co. (165b) (W,M,42fb, 91P)


       William T Martin [y18a12h6], son of Melissa Ann Cates and William A Martin, was born in 1902 in TX. (334w)


       Harry Mayfield [y18c1d8b], son of Jennie Nixon and James William Mayfield Jr, was born 15 January 1908 at Normangee, Leon Co TX, and died 2 August 1979 at Lakeland, Polk Co FL. He married Ruth Binford at Corpus Christi on 3 September 1933. She was born 26 April 1910 at Travis, Falls Co TX, and died 15 November 2005 at Leesburg, Lake Co FL. (W,Z,FLd, 448w)


       Jack Mayfield [y18c1d8a], son of Jennie Nixon and James William Mayfield Jr, was born 22 August 1903, died 27 August 1979 at Corpus Christi. He was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Corpus Christi. (Z,TXd,448w, 107c)


       Addie Bird Mitchell [y18a12d3a], daughter of Seneth Bell and Frank Mitchell, was born 3 July 1904 in Obion Co TN. In 1920 she lived with her aunt Dosia Florence Mitchell (1874 TN) and uncle Isaac N Lee (1871 MO) in District 9, Obion Co. Addie married Sam Palmer in Obion Co on 20 July 1928; this was his second marriage. Addie died at Union City, Obion Co on 22 September 1997. Sam was born in 1903 in Obion Co, son of George B Palmer (1861 TN) and Serena G Liston (1868 TN). Addie and Sam lived with his parents in Obion Co in 1930. George B Palmer and Serena G Liston, married in Obion Co on 17 Sep 1883. (Z,23vwm)


       Ivy Lee Mitchell [y18a12d3b], daughter of Seneth Bell and Frank Mitchell, was born in 1907 in Obion Co TN. In 1920 she lived with her uncle Christopher Bell. (23vw)


       Pink Mitchell [y18a12d3d], son of Seneth Bell and Frank Mitchell, was born in 1910 in Obion Co TN. Pink may have been a nickname for William I Bell. (23w)


       William I Mitchell [y18a12d3c], son of Seneth Bell and Frank Mitchell, was born in May 1909 in Obion Co TN. In 1930 he was still single, and lived with his father and step-mother Octavia Kirk [y18a12c5] (who was actually his first cousin once removed). (23vf)


       Dale Edwin Moore [y18c1d5c3b], son of Julia R Brown Billy Jo Moore, was born 24 June 1953 in Bexar Co TX. (111b)


       Judy Kay Moore [y18c1d5c3a], daughter of Julia R Brown Billy Jo Moore, was born 14 May 1952 in Jefferson Co TX. (86b)


       Fannie W Neely [y18a12a3], daughter of Margaret A Cates and John D Neely, was born in March 1875 in Obion Co TN (age 7 in 1880, 25 in 1900, 36 in 1910). "Miss Fannie Neely" married "H T King" in Obion Co on 22 April 1892. They moved a short distance west and were in Lake Co in 1900. Fannie's husband H Taylor King was born in May 1850 in TN. He worked at a saw mill in 1900 in Lake Co, but was a farmer in 1910. By 1900 they had three children and eight by 1910-

a.     Maggie King, b Jul 1893. (741uv) "Miss Maggie King" married J D Bradley in Lake Co on 10 July 1910. (741m)

b.    Orah Clide King, b Jul 1895 (741uv)

c.     Ira Clifton King, b Feb 1899 (741ub)

d.    Bird King, b 1902 (741u) "Nezzie Bird King" married Chester Mitchell on 14 September 1940 in Lake Co. Bud King was the father. (741m)

e.     Wilber King, b 1903 (741u)

f.     Carilletie King (dau), b 1906

g.    child King, b & d 1900s. (741u)

h.    Prester King (son), b Feb 1910 (741u) "Roy Preston King," age 39, of Union City married Catherine Walker of Hickman, Fulton Co KY in Obion Co on 29 July 1944. (23m)

H T King had prior marriages: he married F L Coleman on 22 Jan 1874 in Obion Co; and married Miss Mattie Laura in Obion Co on 24 Dec 1885. He had at least three sons by 1880.

Weakley, Obion, and Lake Counties are all in the northwest corner of TN. (23sm,741u)


       Robert Neely [y18a12a1], son of Margaret A Cates and John D Neely, was born in 1867 in Obion Co TN. (23rs)


       William Jeff Neely [y18a12a2], son of Margaret A Cates and John D Neely, was born in 1869 in Obion Co TN. He was not found living with his two siblings in 1880, so probably had died when his parents died. (23r)


       Alfred D Nipp [y18a12i4d], son of Knoxie Myrtle Dyer and Wilson Harding Nipp, was born 1 December 1928 in Obion Co TN, died in March 1976 in Wayne Co MI. (Z,23f)


       Glenn Y Nipp [y18a12i4c], son of Knoxie Myrtle Dyer and Wilson Harding Nipp, was born 7 November 1925 in Obion Co TN, and died in Obion Co on 17 April 1999. (Z,23f)


       Hazel Irene Nipp [y18a12i4b], daughter of Knoxie Myrtle Dyer and Wilson Harding Nipp, was born 17 October 1920 at Troy, Obion Co TN. She married a Mr Holland, and died 15 September 2007 at Garden Grove, Orange Co CA. (Z,23f)


       William Walker Nipp [y18a12i4a], son of Knoxie Myrtle Dyer and Wilson Harding Nipp, was born 29 January 1919 at Troy, Obion Co TN. He married Virginia Doris Cunningham in Obion Co on 9 1944, and died 4 August 2008 at Garden City, Wayne Co MI. (Z,23wfm)


       Annie M Nixon [y18c1d10], daughter of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 13 September 1877 in Leon Co TX. She was a school teacher in 1900. She moved to Houston, as did her sister May. Annie married a Mr Jacobs, and died at Houston on 1 March 1974. (W,83d, 448su)


       Carol Rae Nixon [y18c1d4h1], daughter of Cecil Ray Nixon and Mary Beth Fry, was born 12 March 1947 in Harris Co TX. She married Jimmie Edward Osgood at Houston on 10 March 1967. He was born 26 November 1943 in Wilbarger Co, son of Edward Osgood Jr and Mildred Pauline Brown. They had two daughters at Houston-

a.     Denise Lynn Osgood, b 2 Aug 1967

b.    Kelly Jean Osgood, b 22 Sep 1974 (83bm, 194b)


       Carrol Nixon [y18c1d5b], probably a son of Frank Young Nixon and Clara Lee Hale, was born 4 October 1892 in Madison Co TX, and died 17 February 1897. He was buried in Rogers Prairie Cemetery in Leon Co. His father's brother was Carroll Nixon (born 17 July 1869). (448c)


       Carroll Nixon [y18c1d7], son of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 17 July 1869 in Leon Co TX. (448rs)


       Cecil Ray Nixon [y18c1d4h], son of Richard Hampen Nixon and Myra Wakefield, was born 16 January 1919 in either Madison Co or Leon Co TX. He married Mary Beth Fry. Cecil lived at Giddings, TX in 1990 and died 3 March 1994 at Ledbetter, Fayette Co. He and Mary had a daughter-

1.    Carol Rae Nixon, b 12 Mar 1947 (Z,N, 420w, 83fb)


       Clara Ethel Nixon [y18c1d5c], son of Frank Young Nixon and Ruth A Hollis, was born 19 May 1898 at Normangee, Leon Co TX. She was a teacher in 1920 and married Fred Evans Brown in 1923. He was born 5 March 1898 in Leon Co, son of Stewart M Brown (1865-1948) and Julia E Selman (1868-1959), and died 5 October 1990 at Port Arthur. In 1930 they lived at Port Arthur. Fred was a foreman at a Texaco refinery. They had four children in Jefferson Co TX-

1.    Nixon Brown, b 9 Jan 1925

2.    Fred Leon Brown, b 25 Feb 1926

3.    Julia R Brown, b 2 Jul 1928

4.    Murray Frank Brown, b 4 Sep 1935 (W,Z, 448vw,86f)


       Clara O Nixon [y18c1d5a1], daughter of Thomas Hale Nixon and Mary L Hollingsworth, was born in 1912 in Leon Co TX. (448wf)


       Frank Young Nixon [y18c1d5], son of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 24 February 1865 at Rogers Prairie, Leon Co. He was a retail merchant at Port Arthur when he died. He first married Clara Lee Hale in Leon Co on 22 December 1886. The death certificate of Frank's eldest son also named Clara Hale as that son's mother. Clara Lee was born 27 May 1864 and died 24 August 1893. Her gravestone in Rogers Prairie Cemetery says "Wife of Frank Y Young." Frank's second wife was Ruth A Hollis, married 4 August 1897. She was born 5 December 1869 at Rogers Prairie, Leon Co, daughter of William Burrell Hollis and Martha Jane Rogers, and died 26 November 1903 in Leon Co. She was buried in Rogers Prairie Cemetery. Her marriage with Frank was her second; her first husband was Mr A P Allison. Frank then married Mattie J Cozart in 1908. This was her first marriage, Frank's third. Mattie was born at Leona, Leon Co TX on 3 September 1868, daughter of William Hubbard Cozart and Mary Elizabeth Gates. In 1920 and 1930 they lived at Normangee, Leon Co, and Frank was then a carpenter. Mattie died there on 6 November 1943. She was buried in Evans Chapel Cemetery about 3.5 miles west of Leona, Leon Co. Frank, died 15 December 1960 at Port Arthur, Jefferson Co and was buried with Mattie. Their two sons were also buried there. He had two children with each wife-

a.     Thomas Hale Nixon, b 25 Jan 1889

b.    Carrol Nixon, b 4 Oct 1892

c.     Clara Ethel Nixon, b 19 May 1898

d.    Ruth C Nixon, b 1901

e.     Jim Gates Nixon, b 10 Mar 1910

f.     Frank Y Nixon Jr, b 1 Dec 1912 (448wf)

In Frank's and Ruth's home in 1900 were two "sons" with Allison names. These were Frank's step-son, sons of his wife Ruth. She had married Mr A P Allison on 15 October 1890. He was born 7 Jan 1868 and died 29 Nov 1893; he was buried in Rogers Prairie Cemetery in Leon Co. His two sons were: George R Allison, born in 1892; and Andrew Perry Allison, born in TX in 1894 and died in 1918 in France during WW1. Andrew was also buried in Rogers Prairie Cemetery.

Ruth A Hollis' parents were buried in Rogers Prairie Cemetery in Leon Co. William Burrell Hollis was born 3 Sep 1834, and died 18 Jan 1907. Martha Jane Rogers was born 8 Sep 1845, died 15 Sep 1919. (448rsmvwfc,86d)


       Frank Young Nixon Jr [y18c1d5f], son of Frank Young Nixon and Mattie J Cozart, was born 1 December 1912 in Leon Co TX, died 24 September 1980. He was buried in Evans Chapel Cemetery west of Leona, Leon Co. (448wfc)


       Freeman Graves Nixon [y18c1d4f], son of Richard Hampen Nixon and Myra Wakefield, was born 15 January 1912 in either Madison Co or Leon Co TX. He died 6 January 1990 at Lubbock, TX and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery at Houston. He and his wife had moved to Lubbock from the Rockdale area two months before he died. He married Valera Eloise Walker. She was born 4 March 1923, and died at El Paso on 15 February 2002. They had a son-

1.    Richard Freeman Nixon, b 1 May 1958 (,Z,N, TXd,420w, 83fb)


       James Foster Young [y18c1a5a], son of William Foster Young and Loula Adell Forrest, was born 27 December 1887 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He was an agent for Missouri Pacific Railroad. He married Mary Wright Jones in 1907 and in 1910 they lived at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co. His mother and sister Rebecca lived with him and Mary in 1910. Mary was born in 1890 in TX. They lived at Marlin, Falls Co by 1917 and into the 1930s, and at Palestine, Anderson Co when he died on 12 June 1954. "Mrs J F Young" was the informant for his death certificate, and she stated that James’ parents were "W F Young" and "Lula Adell Forrest." James was buried in Land Of Memory Cemetery at Palestine. They had three sons-

1.    Forrest Young, b 1908

2.    James Edward Young, b 8 Dec 1909

3.    Chappell Young, b 1916

There was a James Foster Young who died in Milam Co on 3 Jan 1954. He was born in AR in 1869. (M,420u,74v, 230wf, 233d,97d)


       Janet Faye Nixon [y18c1d4e1], daughter of Jay Wakefield Nixon and Anita Faye Aldrich, was born 18 Apr 1950 at Houston, TX. She married John W Connors at Houston on 30 September 1978. He was born 25 November 1947 They lived at San Antonio in 1993. (83bm,111P)


       Jay Wakefield Nixon [y18c1d4e], son of Richard Hampen Nixon and Myra Wakefield, was born 27 May 1909 in either Madison Co or Leon Co TX. Jay enlisted in the US Army on 30 January 1941 at Fort Sam Houston, and was single then. He became a Staff Sergeant and married Anita Faye Aldrich, probably while he was still in the army. She was born 26 April 1908, and died 5 January 1987. She was a Sergeant in the Women's Army Corps during WW2. She enlisted 1 September 1943, and died 5 January 1987. She was buried in Houston National Cemetery, Section G Site 124. Jay died at Houston on 27 November 1979; his home was at Onalaska, Polk Co then. He was buried in Houston National Cemetery, Section G, Site 124. They had a daughter-

1.    Janet Faye Nixon, b 18 Apr 1950 (Z,M, TXd, 448v, 420w)


       Jennie Nixon [y18c1d8], daughter of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 4 October 1871 in Leon Co TX. She was a school teacher in 1900, and married James William Mayfield Jr on 12 October 1902 in Madison Co. He was born in Casey Co KY on 10 December 1874, son of James William Mayfield (1839-1909) and Nannie Ann Spencer (1842-1920). Jennie and James lived at Normangee, Leon Co in 1920, then at Austin, TX in 1930. When James registered for the WW1 draft, he named "Jennie Nixon Mayfield (wife)" at Normangee as his nearest relative. Jennie died 8 April 1935 at Austin. James died there on 28 May 1966. They were buried in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. Jennie had two sons in Leon Co-

a.     Jack Mayfield, b 22 Aug 1903

b.    Harry Mayfield, b 15 Jan 1908

James W Mayfield had first married Elizabeth Fannie Heath at Madisonville, Madison Co on 1 September 1895. She was born 5 Jun 1876 in TX and died 19 Aug 1901 in TX. She was buried in Old Oakland Cemetery, Grimes Co with her daughter Robbie. James W and Elizabeth had three children: Robbie Irene Mayfield, born 17 Feb 1897, died 19 Dec 1899; Alimeth Heath Mayfield, born 4 Feb 1900; and Bettie Mayfield, born 6 Aug 1901. (M,W, 448su, 80fc, 280c)


       Jim Gates Nixon [y18c1d5e], son of Frank Young Nixon and Mattie J Cozart, was born 10 March 1910 in Leon Co TX, and died 24June 1911. He was buried in Evans Chapel Cemetery west of Leona, Leon Co. (448v)


       Jimmie Y Nixon [y18c1d4d], daughter of Richard Hampen Nixon and Myra Wakefield, was born 15 November 1906 in either Madison Co or Leon Co TX. She died 16 September 1972 at Houston and was buried at Houston. Jimmie never married. (448v, 420w, 83fd)


       John Walter Nixon [y18c1d3], son of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 14 January 1859 in Leon Co TX. He died 22 June 1941 at Terrell, Kaufman Co, but lived in Leon Co then. He was buried in Rogers Prairie Cemetery in Leon Co. Walter was single when he died. (W,448rsuc,57d)


       Joseph Ray Nixon [y18c1d5a3], son of Thomas Hale Nixon and Mary L Hollingsworth, was born 4 January 1928 at Santa Anna, Coleman Co TX, and was raised at Normangee, Leon Co. He attended Texas A&M University, and spent two years in the Navy before moving to Houston. For over forty years, Ray enjoyed a successful career in the air-conditioning business. He died 13 March 2010 at Sugar Land, Fort Bend Co. Joseph was buried in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery at Houston. His wife was Helen Louise Burke. They married about 1950. She was born 13 November 1931. They had three sons, all at Houston-

a.     Joseph Ray Nixon Jr, b 8 Apr 1952

b.    Ronald Thomas Nixon, b 11 Nov 1955

c.     Richard Wayne Nixon, b 17 Aug 1958

When he died in 2010, Joseph Ray Nixon had grandchildren: Ryan Nixon and wife Linsey; Jennifer and Ben Coats; Kelly and Spencer Nix; Chase Nixon; Burke Nixon and wife June; Brett Nixon; Ali and Trevor Hird; Jonathan Nixon and Sam Nixon; and great-grandchildren Noah Nixon and Benjamin Coats. (Z,N,449b, 448f,473P)


       Joseph Ray Nixon Jr [y18c1d5a3a], son of Joseph Ray Nixon and Helen Louise Burke, was born 8 April 1952 at Houston, TX. He married Denise Anne Oakes in Cooke Co on 8 January 1977. She was born 4 May 1955. They had four children, all in Dallas Co TX-

1.    Ryan Matthew Nixon, b 26 Nov 1980 (56b)

2.    Jennifer Leigh Nixon, b 10 Apr 1982 (56b)

3.    Kelly Christine Nixon, b 21 Nov 1984 (56b)

4.    Chase Thomas Nixon, b 19 Sep 1990 (56b) (N,83b,251m,56P)


       Lee Nixon [y18c1d6], son of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 15 January 1867 in Leon Co TX, and died young. (W)


       Mamie Ellen Nixon [y18c1d2a], daughter of William Hester Nixon and Willie Alphin, was born 1 December 1887 in Madison Co TX, and died 23 February 1957 at Normangee, Leon Co, and was buried with her husband. She had married William Dotrafoe Crow about 1912 and lived at Normangee. He was born 28 November 1886 at Sturgis, Oktibbeha Co MS, son of John Elizer Crow and Rebecca Ann E Mitchell, and died 18 February 1949 at Normangee, Leon Co TX. He was buried in Sand Prairie Cemetery. Mamie's widowed father lived with her in 1920 and 1930. Mamie and William had five daughters-

1.    Mamie Ellen Crow, b 30 May 1915

2.    Mildred Hazel Crow, b 9 Oct 1916

3.    Willie D Crow, b 20 Nov 1918

4.    Jane Eric Crow, b 1921

5.    Dorothy Ann Crow, b 12 Aug 1926

John Elizer Crow was born 6 Sep 1847 in GA, and died 17 Jun 1931 at Normangee, Leon Co TX. Rebecca Ann E Mitchell was born 22 Oct 1855 in MS, married John on 16 Dec 1874 at Sturgis, MS, and died 14 Oct 1938 at Normangee. They were buried in Sand Prairie Cemetery, Madison Co.

Sand Prairie Cemetery is a mile south of Normangee, Leon Co, but is just over the county line in Madison Co. County Line Road separated the two counties and is at the southeast edge of Normangee. (M,W, 448uwfd, 420v) (W,448rsuc)


       May Nixon [y18c1d9], daughter of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 10 December 1873. She was a school teacher in 1900. She lived at Houston when she died there on 13 September 1964. She never married. May was buried in Forest Park Lawndale at Houston. (448su, 83d)


       Mozelle Nixon [y18c1d4b], daughter of Richard Hampen Nixon and Myra Wakefield, was born 20 June 1902 in either Madison Co or Leon Co TX. She was married to a Mr Funk and lived in KY in 1990. After her husband died, she moved back to Houston and died there on 28 September 1994. She married Henry B Funk Jr? born 10 Dec 1905 at Louisville, son of Henry Bernhardt Funk (1876 KY) and Louisa C Weber (1875 Louisville, KY, married in 1903, died Louisville 18 Nov 1964), and died Louisville 12 Jan 1990. (N,Z,TXd, W,448v, 113v,420w, 83f)


       Richard Freeman Nixon [y18c1d4f1], son of Freeman Graves Nixon and Valera Eloise Walker, was born 1 May 1958 at Houston TX. In 1990 he lived at Lubbock. He married Sherry Renee Musick in Scurry Co on 19 July 1980. She was born about 1961. They divorced at Lubbock on 31 January 1992 after two children-

a.     Jennifer Elaine Nixon, b 17 Nov 1983 at Houston, lived at Lubbock, TX in 1990. (N,83b)

b.    Allen James Nixon, b 7 Feb 1985 in Scurry Co TX, lived at Lubbock, TX in 1990. (N,166b) (N,83b,166m,89m)


       Richard Hampen Nixon [y18c1d4], son of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 29 December 1860 in Leon Co TX. He married Myra Wakefield about 1899 and in 1900 they lived with her parents in Madison Co. In 1910 they lived in Leon Co; in 1920 they lived in Madison Co. Myra was born in TX on 9 November 1879 at Midway, Madison Co, daughter of Wilson Wakefield (Nov 1845 AR) and Geneva Sophia "Jennie" McAfee (14 Feb 1849 Attala Co MS, married in 1875, died 21 Apr 1929 at Midway, Madison Co). In 1930 they lived at Houston. Richard was a retail clerk in 1920, but was in the real estate business when he died. He died at Houston on 31 December 1944 and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery. Myra died there on 15 November 1964 and was buried with Richard. They had seven children by 1920-

a.     Richmond Robert Nixon, b 31 Dec 1899

b.    Mozelle Nixon, b 20 Jun 1902

c.     child Nixon, b & d about 1905 (448v)

d.    Jimmie Y Nixon, b 15 Nov 1906

e.     Jay Wakefield Nixon, b 27 May 1909

f.     Freeman Graves Nixon, b 15 Jan 1912

g.    Syble A Nixon, b 15 Sep 1914

h.    Cecil Ray Nixon, b 16 Jan 1919 (Z,420w, 83fb) (W,420u,448rsv, 420w)


       Richard Wayne Nixon [y18c1d5a3c], son of Joseph Ray Nixon and Helen Louise Burke, was born 17 August 1958 at Houston, TX. He married Terri Ann Taylor at Dallas on 27 December 1991. She was born 7 November 1959 in Tarrant Co, daughter of Marion Alfred Taylor and Gladys Mae Alexander. They lived at Rowlett and Dallas in Dallas Co. Terri was born 4 September 1959. They had two sons-

1.    Jonathan Ray Nixon, b 11 Feb 1992 in Dallas Co TX. (56b)

2.    Samuel Taylor Nixon, b 30 Oct 1995 in Harris Co TX. (83b) (83bP,56mP)


       Richmond Robert Nixon [y18c1d4a], son of Richard Hampen Nixon and Myra Wakefield, was born 31 December 1899 in Madison Co Co TX. In 1900 he lived with his parents at his maternal grandparents' home in Madison Co. In 1918 he lived at League City, Galveston Co. Robert died 12 September 1991 at Houston. (TXd,Z,M, 420u, 448v, 83f)


       Ronald Thomas Nixon [y18c1d5a3b], son of Joseph Ray Nixon and Helen Louise Burke, was born 11 November 1955 at Houston, TX. He married Virginia Ann Reardon in Harris Co on 12 August 1978. She was born in Harris Co on 20 June 1955, daughter of Michael Leo Reardon and Beatrice Rams Chamberlain. They had three children, all in Harris Co TX-

1.    Burke Thomas Nixon, b 11 Sep 1980 (83b)

2.    Brett Michael Nixon, b 24 May 1983 (83b)

3.    Allison Michelle Nixon, b 25 Sep 1986 (83b) (N,83bm)


       Ruth C Nixon [y18c1d5d], daughter of Frank Young Nixon and Ruth A Hollis, was born in 1901 in Leon Co TX. She was a teacher in 1920. (448vw)


       Syble A Nixon [y18c1d4g], daughter of Richard Hampen Nixon and Myra Wakefield, was born 15 September 1914 in either Madison Co or Leon Co TX. She died at Houston on 26 July 2000. Syble did not marry. (Z,N,420w, 83f)


       Thomas Freeman Nixon [y18c1d1], son of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 30 August 1854, and died young. (W)


       Thomas Hale Nixon [y18c1d5a], son of Frank Young Nixon and Clara Lee Hale, was born 25 Jan 1889 at Madisonville, Madison Co TX. He married Mary L Hollingsworth in Leon Co on 20 November 1910. She was born in TX on 28 February 1892, daughter of William L Hollingsworth (1866-1939) and Maggie A _____ (1866-1939), and died at Houston in February 1981. In 1920 Thomas and Mary lived with her widowed father in Leon Co. Thomas died 18 December 1958 at Houston, but lived at Normangee, Madison Co when he died. He was buried at Madisonville in Hopewell Cemetery. His death certificate named his parents as "F Y Nixon" and "Clara Hale." By 1920 they had two children, and third by 1930-

1.    Clara O Nixon, b 1912

2.    Thomas Hale Nixon Jr, b 2 Nov 1917

3.    Joseph Ray Nixon, b 4 Jan 1928 (M,Z 448uvmwf, 449b, 83d)


       Thomas Hale Nixon Jr [y18c1d5a2], son of Thomas Hale Nixon and Mary L Hollingsworth, was born 2 November 1917 in Leon Co TX. He died at Pasadena, Harris Co on 29 June 1996. He married Veyetta Alexander. She was born 28 July 1915 in Hunt Co, daughter of Samuel Ambrose Alexander (22 Jan 1887 Delta Co TX, died 18 May 1962 Waco) and Clara Bell Anderson (12 Jun 1890 Delta Co TX, died 31 Oct 1945 Cooper Co TX), and died at Houston on 2 December 2001. They had a son-

a.     Thomas Hale Nixon III, b 14 Oct 1950. (Z,M,W,219f, 448wf,83P)


       Thomas Hale Nixon III [y18c1d5a2a], son of Thomas Hale Nixon Jr and Veyetta Alexander, was born 14 October 1950 in Nueces Co TX. He married Nancy Lee Milner on 8 May 1970 at Houston, then divorced there on 27 November 1972. They had no children. She was born 2 October 1950 in Harris Co, daughter of Ernest Eugene Milner and Jerry Lee Garwood. (107b,83Pm)


       William Hester Nixon [y18c1d2], son of Jane Young and Thomas Graves Nixon Jr, was born 8 January 1857 in TX (age 43 in 1900, 53 in 1910, 54 in 1920, 73 in 1930). He was a widower living with his parents in 1900, and with his daughter in 1920 and 1920. He had married Ms Willie Alphin. "W H Nixon" died 25 August 1937 at Austin. His death record named his parents as "Tom G Nixon" from MS and "Jane Young" from MS. He lived at Comanche, Leon Co when he died. The informant for his death certificate did not know William's birth date, and said 1864; his gravestone in Rogers Prairie Cemetery in Leon Co has the dates shown here for him. William and Willie had a daughter-

a.     Mamie Ellen Nixon, b 1 Dec 1887 (W,448rsuc)


       Denise Lynn Osgood [y18c1d4h1a], daughter of Carol Rae Nixon and Jimmie Edward Osgood, was born 2 August 1967 at Houston, TX. She married Richard L Malone on 15 March 1997 in Lee Co. He was born in 1968. (83b,341m)


       Kelly Jean Osgood [y18c1d4h1b], daughter of Carol Rae Nixon and Jimmie Edward Osgood, was born 22 September 1974 at Houston, TX. She married James Lee Noack on 7 August 1993 in Lee Co. He was born 12 October 1972 in Bexar Co, son of Arthur Roy Noack and Dianna Lynn Oltmann. They had a daughter in Washington Co-

a.     Tristan Lee Noack, b 15 Aug 1995 (533b) (83b,341m)


       Frederick Hayes Riley [y18c1a3c], son of Mollie Ann Wingo Young and William Edward Riley, was born 20 June 1881 in Madison Co TX, and died 24 May 1968 at Madisonville in the county hospital. His home was then near Midway, Madison Co. Mrs Maude Wright was the informant for his death certificate. He was a widower when he died, and was buried in Midway Cemetery. His middle name on his death record was Hayes, yet when he registered for the WW1 draft in September 1918, he gave his middle name as Hawthorn, and named his mother as his nearest relative. (M,420dc)


       James Sims Riley [y18c1a3e] son of Mollie Ann Wingo Young and William Edward Riley, was born 16 November 1888 at Midway, Madison Co TX, He died at Velasco, Brazoria Co on 9 September 1942 from a ruptured appendix. He married Ruth Neagolene Elliott and she was still alive when he died. His home was then at Angleton, Brazoria Co. He was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. They had a son-

1.    Patrick Heath Riley, b 22 Jun 1938 in Madison Co. (420b) (M,420u, 176d) (M,420udc) (W,420qrsdc)


       Patrick Emmett Riley [y18c1a3b], son of Mollie Ann Wingo Young and William Edward Riley, was born 1 November 1879 in Madison Co TX. He was age 8/12 in 1880. Patrick died 19 May 1887 and was buried in Midway Cemetery. His gravestone says "Son Of W E & Mollie." (420sc)


       Tillman O’Connor Riley [y18c1a3d], son of Mollie Ann Wingo Young and William Edward Riley, was born 10 July 1887 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He died 14 March 1957 at Dallas in the Veterans Hospital of acute peritonitis due to "Argentaffinoma of cacum with obstruction." He was buried in Midway Cemetery. Tillman served in the US Army during WW1, and was married when he died. (M,420uc,56d)


       William Edward Riley [y18c1a3a], son of Mollie Ann Wingo Young and William Edward Riley, was born 3 February 1878 in Madison Co TX, and died at Midway, Madison Co on 24 October 1943. He was a carpenter and a mechanic. Edward had married, but was divorced when he died. T O Riley (his brother) was the informant for his death certificate. Edward was buried at Midway. (M,420sud)


       Boonie E Roberts [y18a12c5b], son of Octavia A Kirk and S B Roberts, was born 13 October 1905 in Obion Co TN. He died in October 1971 at Union City, Obion Co. Boonie married Miss Leon Smith in Obion Co on 21 December 1929. She was age 22 when they married, born in 1907. Boonie was age 24. Both were from Union City. (Z,23vwm)


       Lillie B Roberts [y18a12c5c], daughter of Octavia A Kirk and S B Roberts, was born in 1908 in Obion Co TN. She was not living with her mother in 1920, so may have died when her father died around 1912. (23v)


       Sidney V Roberts [y18a12c5a], son of Octavia A Kirk and S B Roberts, was born 11 October 1901 in Obion Co TN, and died at Union City, Obion Co on 21 April 2000. He married Estel Groom in Obion Co on 23 December 1923. (Z,23vw)


       Dorothy Elizabeth Rogers [y18c1a1a3], daughter of John Albert Rogers and Elizabeth Faire Thomason, was born 26 November 1923 at Midway, Madison Co TX. She died 5 January 1953 at home at Midway of lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and was buried with her parents in Midway Cemetery. Marie Dean was the informant for her death certificate. (420fcd)


       Finis J Rogers [y18a13h4d], son of Minnie Frances Jenkins and William Carl Rogers, was born 30 December 1923 in Weakley Co TN. He married Mrs Ollie Bell (Perry) Stitts in Weakley Co on 28 August 1973. She was born 13 November 1915, daughter of Basil I Perry and Ditha Langlin. Finis died 22 November 1997 at Greenfield. Ollie died 4 March 1993 at Greenfield. (Z,21fm)


       Frankie Lee Rogers [y18c1a1f], daughter of Amanda Jane Young and John Wesley Rogers, was born 23 December 1890 in Madison Co TX, and died at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co on 3 April 1927 of heart failure. She had married a Mr Morse after 1910. A S Morse was the informant for her death certificate. Frankie was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. (420uv,74d)


       Gertrude Rogers [y18c1a1g], daughter of Amanda Jane Young and John Wesley Rogers, was born 4 January 1892 in Madison Co TX. She married Enoch Marvin Hall about 1912 and died 28 November 1959 at San Angelo, Tom Green Co. E Marvin Hall Sr was the informant for her death certificate. He was born in Coleman Co TX on 21 March 1884, and grew up in Tom Green Co. His parents were Joseph H Hall and Isabelle Humphreys. Marvin died in Tom Green Co on 30 March 1977 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery at San Angelo with Gertrude. In 1920 and 1930 Gertrude and Marvin lived at San Angelo. He was a stockman for a stock ranch. They had two children, both at San Angelo, Tom Green Co TX-

1.    Christine Hall, b 27 May 1913

2.    Enoch Marvin Hall Jr, b 5 Mar 1917

Joseph H Hall was born 22 Aug 1834 in SC, died 5 Nov 1921 in Tom Green Co TX, and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery at San Angelo. Isabelle Humphreys was born 26 Jul 1842 in MS, married Joseph in 1861, and died 8 Feb 1926 at San Angelo. She was buried with Joseph. (TXd,M, 420uv, 90vwfdc)


       Harold A Rogers [y18a13h4b], son of Minnie Frances Jenkins and William Carl Rogers, was born 5 March 1913 in Weakley Co TN, and died at Lansing, MI on 7 October 1992. (MId,Z, 21wf)


       Janie Rogers [y18c1a1d], daughter of Amanda Jane Young and John Wesley Rogers, was born 25 January 1883 in Leon Co TX. She married Robert Freeman Wakefield in 1902. He was born in Madison Co TX on 8 September 1880, son of Wilson F Wakefield and Genoa McAfee. In 1910 and 1920 they lived in Madison Co. In 1920 they were two doors from Julian Wakefield (Robert’s brother and husband of Janie’s sister Pattie), and in 1930 they were next door. Robert was a dry goods merchant. When their children were older, Janie worked as a clerk in a dry goods store. She died at Midway, Madison Co on 20 August 1962. Robert died at Madisonville on 12 October 1972 but his home was at Midway when he died. "R Clint Wakefield" was the informant for his death certificate. Robert and Janie were buried in Midway Cemetery. Their children were born in Madison Co TX-

1.    Maurice Wesley Wakefield, b 14 Mar 1903

2.    Robert Clinton Wakefield, b 18 Jul 1905

3.    Nell Wakefield, b 24 Aug 1908

4.    James Rogers Wakefield, b 3 Apr 1912

Robert’s parents were also buried in Midway Cemetery. Wilson F Wakefield was born in 1845 in AR, and died in 1929 in Madison Co. Genoa McAfee was born in 1850 in MS, and died in 1920 in Madison Co. (M,420suvwdc)


       John Albert Rogers [y18c1a1a], son of Amanda Jane Young and John Wesley Rogers, was born 2 July 1874 in Madison Co TX, and died 22 December 1933 at Huntsville, Walker Co of a ruptured appendix. He was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. John was a rural mailman. He married Elizabeth Faire Thomason in 1905. She was born 13 February 1882 at Guy’s Store, Leon Co TX, daughter of Newton Benton Thomason and Mary Hassletine O’Toole, and died 26 November 1971 at Crockett, Houston Co. Marie Dean was the informant for her death certificate. Lizzie was buried in Midway Cemetery with John. They had three daughters-

1.    Lillian Rogers, b 1906

2.    Marie Rogers, b 1916

3.    Dorothy Elizabeth Rogers, b 26 Nov 1923

Newton Benton Thomason was born 27 Mar 1843 at Fort Payne, DeKalb Co AL, and died 19 Jan 1928 in Leon Co. He was buried in New Salem Cemetery at Centerville, Leon Co He and Mary Hassletine O’Toole married on 29 Apr 1876 in Leon Co. She was born 3 Dec 1858 in Tuscaloosa Co AL, and died 19 Jun 1928 in Leon Co TX and was buried in New Salem Cemetery. (M,W, 420uvwfc, 448suv, 569d)


       Lillian Rogers [y18c1a1a1], daughter of John Albert Rogers and Elizabeth Faire Thomason, was born in 1906 in Madison Co TX. (420vw)


       Marie Rogers [y18c1a1a2], daughter of John Albert Rogers and Elizabeth Faire Thomason, was born in 1916 in Madison Co TX. She probably married a Mr Dean. (420wfd)


       Marjorie Rogers [y18a13h4c], daughter of Minnie Frances Jenkins and William Carl Rogers, was born 1922 in Weakley Co TN. (21f)


       Mary Pauline Rogers [y18a13h4a], daughter of Minnie Frances Jenkins and William Carl Rogers, was born 4 September 1910 in Weakley Co TN. She married Cecil Columbus Welshans in Weakley Co on 13 November 1926. He was born 17 August 1907 in MO, and died at Martin, Weakley Co on 10 November 1984. He was buried in Morris Cemetery at Greenfield with Pauline. She died 21 April 1963 at Lansing, MI. They were the parents of-

1.    Louise Welshans, married a Mr Stringer (W)

2.    Bobby June Welshans, married a Mr Coleman. (W)

3.    Donald Dean Welshans, b 19 Jul 1938, died in July 1982 and was buried in Morris Cemetery at Greenfield. (W,Z, 21c)

4.    Billy Welshans (W) (Z,W,21wmc)


       Mary Rogers [y18c1a1b], daughter of Amanda Jane Young and John Wesley Rogers, was born and died on 17 Jan 1879 in Leon Co TX; her parents lived in Leon Co in 1880, and Mary was not in their home. She was buried in Rogers family Cemetery at Leona. Mary’s old gravestone may have been severely weathered and the 1879 date was actually 1878. Sister Pattie’s birth was in July 1879, per 1880 census. (W,448s)


       Mittie Rogers [y18c1a1e], daughter of Amanda Jane Young and John Wesley Rogers, was born 2 March 1886 in Madison Co TX. She was a telephone operator. She never married and lived with her mother in 1920. Mittie died 8 November 1964 at Madisonville. Maurice Wakefield (sister Janie’s son) was the informant for her death certificate. (420uvwd)


       Pattie Rogers [y18c1a1c], daughter of Amanda Jane Young and John Wesley Rogers, was born 18 July 1879 in Leon Co TX. She was "Hattie" in 1880. She married twice. Her first husband was John Hennesy; they married about 1898 and in 1900 lived at Houston where he raised stock. He was born in NY in December 1876 of Irish parents. Pattie was a widow living in Tom Green Co in 1910. Then Patti married Julian Wakefield in 1917. Julian was born in Madison Co TX on 13 November 1877, son of Wilson F Wakefield and Genoa McAfee, and died 1 September 1965. Pattie died 31 May 1961 at Baytown, Harris Co in a hospital, but her home was then at Midway. Thomas Lafate Epps was the informant for her death certificate. She was buried in Midway Cemetery. In 1920 and 1930 they lived in Madison Co where Julian was a bank cashier. They had a daughter; Pattie had two children with her first husband-

1.    child Hennesy, b & d about 1900 at Houston, TX. (90v)

2.    Ruth Hennesy, b 1901

3.    Jane Frances Wakefield, b 27 Mar 1918 (TXd,Z,448s, 83ud, 90v, 596vw,420w)


       Arthur James Sanders [y18a13b5c], son of Celia M Johnson and Roy Sanders, was born 15 June 1917 in AR, and died in Polk Co FL on 6 May 1989. (FLd,682w, 629f)


       Mason Sanders [y18a13b5e], son of Celia M Johnson and Roy Sanders, was born in August 1919 at Lutesville, Bollinger Co MO, and died as a child in the 1920s, probably in IL; no death record for him was found in Bollinger Co MO. (682w)


       Maude Sanders [y18a13b5d], daughter of Celia M Johnson and Roy Sanders, was born in August 1919 at Lutesville, Bollinger Co MO. (682w, 629f)


       May Sanders [y18a13b5b], daughter of Celia M Johnson and Roy Sanders, was born in 1914 in AR. (682w, 629f)


       Ray Sanders [y18a13b5a], son of Celia M Johnson and Roy Sanders, was born in 1913 in IL. (682w,629f)


       Thomas Sanders [y18a13b5f], son of Celia M Johnson and Roy Sanders, was born in 1922 at Lutesville, Bollinger Co MO. A Mr Thomas Sanders died in Edgar Co IL on 17 May 1931. (ILd, 629f)


       Dewey Ezra Shelton [y18a13a1d], son of Nora Arminta Young and John William Shelton, was born 19 February 1905 Oak Bluff, Clay Co AR. In 1930 he lived at Blue Cane, Greene Co with his parents, and was not married. He married Ruby Lee Klutts in Clay Co on 11 November 1934. At that time he was again living at Rector. Ruby Was born 26 June 1914 at Rector, daughter of Carlos Klutts and Maggie Powers, and died at home at Woodlawn, Jefferson Co IL on 5 March 2006. She had moved there from Rector, probably after Dewey died. Ruby was buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector, AR. Dewey died 25 June 1988 at Rector. They had two sons-

1.    Harold Shelton, lived at Houston, TX in 2006 when his mother died. (N)

2.    son Shelton, married Hellen _____. Hellen lived at Woodlawn, IL in 2006. (N)

Carlos Klutts was born 14 Jan 1881 in Weakley Co TN, and lived at Rector, AR in 1918. He lived in Greene Co AR in 1920 and 1930, and died 4 Apr 1953. He was buried in Cudd Cemetery at Marmaduke, Greene Co. Maggie Powers was born in Weakley Co TN in 1886, and married Carlos on 30 Dec 1905 in Weakley Co. After she died, Carlos married Minnie Belle Arnold in Weakley Co on 6 Nov 1912 and they moved to Greene Co AR with his two daughters from his first marriage. (W,N, Z,M,21m, 548vwmc, 683f)


       Ethel A Shelton [y18a13a1b], daughter of Nora Arminta Young and John William Shelton, was born in January 1897 Oak Bluff, Clay Co AR. She married Alva Taylor on 18 August 1917 at Rector and in 1920 lived three doors from her parents at Oak Bluff near Rector. He was born in AR in Johnson Twp, Clay Co on 14 March 1898, son of Joseph Alonzo Taylor and Cora Lula Simpson, and died at Rector in May 1976. They had at least one son-

1.    Byron Taylor, b 1921 at Rector, Clay Co AR. (548f)

Joseph Alonzo Taylor was born 21 Dec 1867 at Marion, Williamson Co IL, and died 4 Oct 1953 Rector, AR. Cora Lula Simpson was born 24 Feb 1869 at Mayfield, Graves Co KY, married Joseph in Clay Co on 16 Dec 1894, and died 29 Oct 1959 at Paragould, Greene Co AR. (W,M,Z, 548uvmwf)


       Avery Jonathan Snider [y18a12c4e], son of Martha D Kirk and Jonathan Benona Snider, was born in 1904, and died at Union City, Obion Co on 3 July 1953. He married Leasie Johnson in Obion Co on 14 February 1925 and they lived in Obion Co in 1930. She was born 22 September 1896 in Obion Co, daughter of Lawson A Johnson (1855 TN) and Rebeccah _____(1856 TN), and died in February 1979 at Obion. They had two children-

1.    Darris R Snider (dau), b 1927 (23f)

2.    Charlie D Snider, b May 1929 (23f) (23vwfd)


       C Noel Snider [y18a12c4f], son of Martha D Kirk and Jonathan Benona Snider, was born 15 September 1911 in Obion Co TN, and died 6 November 2001 at Obion. He married Katie Mae Dunbar in Obion Co on 22 January 1936. She was born 10 September 1912 in Obion Co, daughter of David Young Dunbar and Lula Iona Ratteree, and died 27 March 1992 at Union Cemetery. She was buried in Old Troy City Cemetery. David Young Dunbar was born 5 Sep 1872 in Obion Co, and died 10 Dec 1944 at Troy. Lula Iona Ratteree was born 19 Nov 1888 in TN, and died 15 Jan 1990 at Troy. They were buried in Troy Cemetery. They married in Obion Co on 19 Feb 1908. (Z,N, 23wfm)


       Elba Gay Snider [y18a12c4c], son of Martha D Kirk and Jonathan Benona Snider, was born 15 September 1899. He died at Obion on 16 May 1950. (M,23uvwd)


       Sidney Fay Snider [y18a12c4d], son of Martha D Kirk and Jonathan Benona Snider, was born 23 March 1901, died in January 1986 at Union City, Obion Co. He was a school teacher and married Ellie Sturgis on 24 September 1922. His brother Elba helped provide the marriage bond. Ellie was born in 1905 in TN. They had a daughter-

1.    Martha M Snider, b 1923 in Obion Co TN. (23f) (Z,23vwmf)


       James Rogers Wakefield [y18c1a1d4], son of Janie Rogers and Robert Freeman Wakefield, was born 3 April 1912 in Madison Co TX. He married Joyce Hope Floeck and was a merchant. James died 27 November 1968 of cancer at Madisonville, Madison Co. His wife Joyce was the informant for his death certificate. James was buried in Madisonville City Cemetery. They had a daughter in Madison Co-

a.     Nell Hope Wakefield, b 21 Aug 1938 (420b)


       Jane Frances Wakefield [y18c1a1c3], daughter of Pattie Rogers and Julian Wakefield, was born 27 March 1918 in Madison Co TX. She married Thomas Lafate Epps and died 12 November 2008 at Charlottesville, Albemarle Co VA. Thomas was born 13 November 1912 at Meadville, Halifax Co VA, and grew up there. He was a son of Julian Thomas Epps and Connie Dunn, and died in VA at Vernon Hill, Halifax Co on 29 June 1989. He and Jane had a son-

a.     Thomas Wakefield Epps, b 18 Oct 1943 in Harris Co TX. (83b)

Julian Thomas Epps was born 24 Dec 1889 in Halifax Co VA, and died in 1 Jan 1954 in Halifax Co. Connie Dunn was born 15 Nov 1891 in Halifax Co, married Julian in 1909, and died in Sep 1973. (420bwf) (TXd,Z, 448s, 83ud, 90v, 596vw,420w)


       Margaret Nell Wakefield [y18c1a1d1a], daughter of Maurice Wesley Wakefield and Orlean Dickey, was born 26 March 1923 in Madison Co TX. She married Harold G Scoggins Jr on 31 May 1944, then divorced in Harris Co on 17 October 1979. He was born about 1922. Margaret died 17 October 2009 and was buried in Midway Cemetery at Madisonville. They had a son. (W,83m, 420bfc)


       Maurice Wesley Wakefield [y18c1a1d1], son of Janie Rogers and Robert Freeman Wakefield, was born 14 March 1903 in Madison Co TX. He married Orlean Dickey in 1922 and they lived in Madison Co. She was born on 15 September 1904 in TX, daughter of Joseph William Dickey (1877-1954) and Maggie Pearl Davis (1877-1965), and died 23 November 1991 at Midway, Madison Co. Maurice died at Midway on 14 February 1982. Both were buried in Midway Cemetery. They had a daughter-

a.     Margaret Nell Wakefield, b 26 Mar 1923 (TXd,Z,W, 420vwf)


       Nell Wakefield [y18c1a1d3], daughter of Janie Rogers and Robert Freeman Wakefield, was born 24 August 1908 in Madison Co TX. She married Clifton Albert Sprenger, lived at San Antonio, and died there on 28 May 1989. Clifton was born 12 October 1912 in TX, and died at Corpus Christi, Nueces Co on 20 December 1977. He served in the US Army during WW2, enlisting at Foster Field Victoria on 29 January 1942. He was not yet married when he enlisted. They had a son-

a.     Clifton Wakefield Sprenger, b 27 Aug 1946 at Corpus Christi, Nueces Co TX. (107b) (TXd,Z,M, 420vw,108b)


       Nell Hope Wakefield [y18c1a1d4a], daughter of James Rogers Wakefield and Joyce Hope Floeck, was born 21 September 1938 in Madison Co TX. She married James Day Burke and they had two children-

1.    James Day Burke Jr, b 14 Jun 1961 in Tarrant Co TX. In 1987 he lived at San Diego, CA. (42b,272P)

2.    Elizabeth Hope Burke, b 13 May 1962 in Madison Co TX. (420b) (420b)


       Robert Clinton Wakefield [y18c1a1d2], son of Janie Rogers and Robert Freeman Wakefield, was born 18 July 1905 in Madison Co TX, and died 11 January 2001 at Madisonville. (Z,420vw)


       Graham Young Webb [y18c1a2g5], son of Tommie Nolley Goree and Edward Gaither Webb, was born in 1920 in Madison Co or Grimes Co TX. He married Laura Karlyne Trewitt after 13 March 1942. On that date he was single when he enlisted in the US Army at Fort Sam Houston. He was then living in Grimes Co. He and Laura had a daughter-

a.     Mary Nolley Webb, b 9 May 1944 (M,280f, 111b)


       Mary Nolley Webb [y18c1a2g5a], daughter of Graham Young Webb and Laura Karlyne Trewitt, was born 9 May 1944 in Bexar Co TX. She married James Walton Deas and lived at Houston into the 1990s. He was born 18 October 1941 in Harris Co, son of Richmon Earl Deas and Alwilda Mozelle Gullick. They had two daughters there-

1.    Laurie Anne Deas, b 2 Nov 1963, grew up at Houston. She married Anthony Jiminez and they had a son-

       a.     Alexander Anthony Jiminez, b 30 Apr 1990 at Houston, TX. (83b) (83bP)

2.    Lea Renee Deas, b 6 Jul 1968 (83b) (111b, 83b)


       James Fonzo Womble [y18a13h6a], son of Ima Pearl Jenkins and James Thomas Womble, was born 18 July 1919 in Weakley Co TN and grew up there. He enlisted in the US Army at Fort Oglethorpe, GA on 14 January 1942. After the war, he married Mary Elizabeth McUmber in Weakley Co on 10 December 1950. She was born 15 December 1922 in Weakley Co TN, daughter of Ralph Reder McUmber and Ruby R Shannan of Greenfield. James F died in 1988 Ralph Reder McUmber was born 11 Mar 1883 in MI, but grew up in Weakley Co TN from about 1890. Ruby R Shannan was born in 1884 in TN. They married in 1916. Ralph had a younger brother Roy C McUmber who also married a woman named Ruby. (M,21fmuvwf)


       Lucy Geraldine Woolford [y18a13a9c], daughter of Lucy Virginia Young and Leroy F Woolford, was born 27 November 1921 in AR, died at St Louis, MO on 22 July 1999. She married a Mr Pfeffercorn and had two daughters, then married Leonard G Wells on 15 September 1946 at Sikeston, Scott Co MO and had two more daughters. Leonard was born 28 May 1920, and died 7 October 1995 at St Louis. They lived at St Louis in the 1970s. (W,Z,30m, 326P)


       Rachel Opal Woolford [y18a13a9a], daughter of Lucy Virginia Young and Leroy F Woolford, was born 10 January 1919 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, AR, and moved to Scott Co MO with her family when she was a teen. Rachel married Rex Burns at Sikeston, Scott Co on 24 October 1937. Witnesses at this marriage were her sister Gerry and Gerry’s boyfriend Milton. Rex was born 1 October 1908 at Bertrand, Scott Co, son of Elijah Robert Burns and Elizabeth Jamerson, and died at San Jose, CA on 16 March 1978. They divorced about 1959 in CA, and both married again. Rachel married Orville K Singer at Sacramento on 26 June 1964, and divorced a year later in August at Sacramento. He was born about 1919. She then married James E Tittle at Reno, NV on 17 July 1967, and they divorced at Sacramento on 18 March 1980. Rachel died at Carmichael, Sacramento Co on 1 November 1993 while taking a nap. She was cremated and her ashes buried at Sunset Lawn Mortuary. For years Rachel was a purchasing clerk at McClellan Air Force Base just northeast of Sacramento. She and Rex had seven children-

1.    Robert Rex Burns, b 21 Aug 1938

2.    Carl Henry Burns, b 4 Jul 1940

3.    Rose Marie Burns, b 2 Feb 1941

4.    Carol Y Burns, b 1943

5.    Michael Wayne Burns, b 2 Feb 1945

6.    Elizabeth Anne Burns, b 4 Nov 1950

7.    Richard L Burns, b 17 Jan 1960 (W,639f)


       Vernice P Woolford [y18a13a9b], daughter of Lucy Virginia Young and Leroy F Woolford, was born in 1919 in AR, married Johnnie Tubbs at Benton, Scott Co MO on 7 August 1937. He was born about 1916. Vernice was the informant for her father’s death certificate. She died in 1986. (W,639f, 30md)


       Carolyn Joy Woolley [y18a12h4c1], daughter of Ima Jo Garrett and Bill Joe Woolley, was born 12 July 1948 at Fort Worth, TX. (42b)


       Randall Garrett Woolley [y18a12h4c2], son of Ima Jo Garrett and Bill Joe Woolley, was born 23 August 1951 at Fort Worth, TX. He married Jackie Lynn Thomas on 30 May 1971 at Fort Worth. She was born about 1950. They had two daughters at Fort Worth-

a.     Beth Amy Woolley, b 3 Jan 1972 (42b)

b.    Jacquelyn Paige Woolley, b 24 May 1973 (42b) (42bmP)


       Tommie N Wright [y18a12c1b], son of Malissa Ann Kirk and William Downing Wright, was born 11 June 1904 in Obion Co TN, and died at Union City, Obion Co in November 1983. (Z,23wf)


       Virlie D Wright [y18a12c1c], son of Malissa Ann Kirk and William Downing Wright, was born 8 April 1907 in Obion Co TN, and died at Union City, Obion Co on 16 December 1988. He married Rebecca P Key on 30 January 1926 and they lived with his parents in 1930. Virlie's brother William helped provide the marriage bond. Rebecca was born in TN on 4 May 1910 (married at age 15), and died at Union in April 1992. They had a son-

1.    Vance E Wright, b Oct 1928 (23f) (23wmf)


       William Vaden Wright [y18a12c1a], son of Malissa Ann Kirk and William Downing Wright, was born 8 November 1901 in Obion Co TN. He married Lola Mae Mitchell in Obion Co on 16 November 1930. Tommie Wright helped pay the surety bond. William died at Troy, Obion Co on 24 March 1989. Lola was born 15 December 1911, and died 1 August 1991 at Union City. (Z,23wm)


       Alpheus James Monroe Young [y18a13a], son of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born 11 June 1850 in Weakley Co TN, and died 21 May 1917 at Rector, Clay Co AR. He was listed on the June census in 1850 because the census taker was late, arriving at Moses’ home on 31 August 1850, about two months late. Alpheus married Elizabeth Frances Jenkins at Dresden, Weakley Co TN on 22 August 1872. She was born 25 August 1854 at Locust Grove, Weakley Co, daughter of John Wesley Jenkins and Martha Ann Penticost, and died 6 December 1916 at Rector, AR. They lived at Johnson, Clay Co AR in 1880, and remained in Clay Co until they died. They had eleven children by 1900 with nine still alive-

1.    Nora Arminta Young, b 1873

2.    John Wesley Young, b 9 Sep 1875

3.    James Marion Monroe Young, b 21 March 1877

4.    William Edwin Young, b 29 Nov 1878

5.    Andrew Jackson Young, b 20 May 1881

6.    Martha Elizabeth Young, b 2 Aug 1883

7.    Lydia Mandy Young, b 7 Mar 1886

8.    Thomas Jefferson Young, b 6 Jan 1888

9.    Lucy Virginia Young, b 23 May 1890

10.  Mally Egbert Young, b 12 Oct 1892

11.  Luther Green Young, b 10 Feb 1895 (W,M, 21nm, 682q, 683r)


       Amanda Jane Young [y18c1a1], daughter of William Casswell Young and Mary Hayes, was born 19 August 1852 at Midway, Walker Co TX and grew up there (in Madison Co). She married John Wesley Rogers. He was born 18 May 1850 in Leon Co, TX, son of Albert G Rogers (1820-1881) and Martha Riana Carrington (1822-1894), and died 8 November 1892 in Leon Co. Amanda was a widow in 1900 living in Madison Co. She died 8 March 1943 and was buried in Midway Cemetery. Mrs Robert Wakefield (daughter Janie) of Midway was the informant for her death certificate. Mary had seven children with six still alive in 1910-

a.     John Albert Rogers, b 2 Jul 1874

b.    Mary Rogers, b 17 Jan 1879

c.     Pattie Rogers, b 18 Jul 1879

d.    Janie Rogers, b 25 Jan 1883

e.     Mittie Rogers, b 2 Mar 1886

f.     Frankie Lee Rogers, b 23 Dec 1890

g.    Gertrude Rogers, b 4 Jan 1892

Madison Co was created out of Walker, Leon, and Grimes Counties TX in early 1854. Midway was in the former Walker Co, but in 1854 became a village in eastern Madison Co. (420qruvwd,448s)


       Andrew Jackson Young [y18a13a5], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 20 May 1881 at Rector, Clay Co AR. (W,548u)


       Asceneth Ann Young [y18a12], daughter of Berry Young and Bethena Knox was born 19 May 1824 in Warren Co TN. She married William Monroe Cates in Weakley Co on 19 August 1846, and in 1850 they lived next door to her parents in Weakley Co. On her marriage record, the hand writing is in an old style, and is hard to decipher. It appears her name could be Genetha, Senetha, or Lenetha. In the 1850 Weakley Co census, her name was shown as Misena. In 1860 in Weakley Co it was Sintha (and the family name was spelled Kates). In 1870 her name was Assinia. And on the death record of her daughter Mary, it was spelled Asceneth.

       William was born 13 November 1821 in NC, son of Robert Cates (1781-1842) and Margaret Carrigan (1806-1865), and died 6 March 1872 at Obion, Obion Co TN. Asceneth died at Obion on 20 January 1889. They had nine children, all in TN-

a.     Margaret A Cates, b 1848

b.    John Robert Cates, b 30 Dec 1850

c.     Martha B Cates, b 11 Feb 1853

d.    Mary Elizabeth Cates, b 19 May 1855

e.     Susan Dianne Cates, b 4 Nov 1857

g.    Sarah Malinda Cates, b 23 Aug 1863

h.    Melissa Ann Cates, b 25 Mar 1866

i.     Willie Teresa Cates, b 14 Feb 1870 (W,347j, 414k,21mnq,23r)


       Barry Hill Young [y18a14], son of Berry Young and Bethena Knox was born in 1828 in TN, and died in November 1892 in Lamar Co AL. He married Elizabeth _____ and they had a daughter in AL. There was a marriage between a Barry Young and Sarah Ann Morris in Weakley Co on 19 December 1850. (W,347j, 414k, 21nm)


       Berry Young [y18a], son of Captain Isaac Young and Margaret Cantrell of Spartanburg Co SC, was born about 1774 in Rowan Co in the North Carolina Colony, in that part of the county which became Burke Co in 1777. He married about 1795 to Rebecca _____, and in 1810 was living with his wife and two young sons in Spartanburg Co SC, just nine doors from his father, and between a George Pool and Richard Cantrell. Rebecca died in the 1810s, and Berry then married Bethena Knox about 1819 in Warren Co TN. She was born in NC about 1790 (born in the 1790s per 1830 and 1840 census, and was age 60 in 1850). Bethena was a daughter of Mathew Knox and an unknown mother. Berry died in Weakley Co TN in 1859. His first nine children were born in Spartanburg Co SC-

1.    Matthew Young, b 6 Jul 1796

2.    Jeptha Young, b 28 Mar 1799

4.    Isaac Young, b 19 Dec 1801

5.    Ellinda Young, b 23 Jun 1805

6.    Thompson J Young, b 19 Dec 1808

7.    Zillah Young, b 10 Jan 1811

8.    Beth Avin Young, b 10 May 1813

9.    son Young, b 1811-1815 (347j)

10.  Penelope Young, b 24 June 1820

11.  Diana Young, b 1822

12.  Asceneth Ann Young, b 19 May 1824

13.  Moses Green Young, b 26 Jun 1826

14.  Berry Hill Young, b 1828

15.  Crocket Young, b 1831

Bethena Young married H C Buchanan in Weakley Co on 3 Sep 1846. She was born in 1802 in NC or TN. Her husband was born in NC in 1807. He was married prior to this marriage since there were two teenage daughters living with them in 1860. Bethena had a daughter: Dora Buchanan, born 1858 in TN. Bethena was of an age to be a younger sister of Barry Young. She was not likely his daughter since the 1810 census showed no little girls in his home. (W,L,347j, 1aehijy, 414k, 21mnq)


       Berry Crockett Young [y18a13i], son of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born in Mar 1869 at Concord, Green Co AR. He married Annie M _____ in 1891 and in 1900 they lived at Johnson, Clay Co. She was born in MO in January 1874, and died in the 1900s in Clay Co. They had four children. Then in November 1909 in Clay Co Crockett married Nancy A Johnson, and they lived in Clay Co. This was her second marriage. Nancy was born in 1889 in IL. Crockett’s children were all born in Clay Co AR-

1.    Clarence E Young, b Dec 1892 (548uv)

2.    Lena A Young, b Aug 1895 (548uv)

3.    Lora Young, b 1901 (548v)

4.    Leslie Young (son), b 1904 (548vw)

5.    Allene Young, b 1910 (548wf)

6.    Alvin Young, b 1912 (548wf)

7.    Finis F Young, b 1914 (548wf)

8.    Pearl Young, b 1921 (548f) (683rs, 548umvwf)


       Beth Avin Young [y18a8], daughter of Berry Young and Rebecca _____, was born 10 May 1813 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died 14 April 1842. (W,L,1aehijy,(347j))


       Chappell Young [y18c1a5a3], son of James Foster Young and Mary Wright Jones, was born in 1916 at Marlin, Falls Co TX. (230wf)


       Clifton Luther Young [y18a13a11], son of Luther Green Young and Rutha E Seagraves, was born 12 March 1920 at Oak Bluff, Clay Co AR. He died 1 September 1975 and was buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector, Clay Co. There were two marriages in Clay Co for a Clifton Young: to Pauline Barker on 29 December 1949, and to Maudie Willis on 26 October 1940. In both cases, Clifton lived at Rector. (548fcm)


       Crocket Young [y18a15], son of Berry Young and Bethena Knox was born in 1831 in Warren Co TN. He married Susan A Price in Weakley Co on15 January 1859. (W,414k, 21nm)


       Diana Young [y18a], daughter of Berry Young and Bethena Knox was born 1822 in TN. She married William Looney in Weakley Co on 26 November 1856. (W,347j, 414k, 21nm)


       Donald Gambrell Young [y18c1a7b], son of Frank Lawson Young and Onita Branch, was born 6 September 1892 at Henderson, Rusk Co TX. He moved to Houston when he was a boy, and married Viola Goodson about 1917. They lived at Houston in Ward 3 in 1920. She was born in TX in 1900. Donald was a bank cashier then. He was still married when he died on 2 July 1967 at Houston, but his wife was Katherine B Kelly, born in TX in 1887. They married about 1928 and lived at Houston in 1930. He was an accountant then for a paving firm, and was a tax consultant for construction companies when he died. Donald was buried in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery at Houston. Donald and Viola had a son-

1.    Donald Gambrell Young Jr, b 4 Jan 1918 (529u, 83vwfd)


       Donald Gambrell Young Jr [y18c1a7b1], son of Donald Gambrell Young and Viola Goodson, was born 4 January 1918 at Houston, TX. He died 28 March 1971 at Houston and was buried in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery at Houston. Donald was a Houston policeman. He was married when he died of heart failure at home. (TXd, 83wfdc)


       Elizabeth Anne Young [y18d3], daughter of Isaac Young Jr and Prudence Dobbins, was born 7 January 1819 in Spartanburg Co SC. She lived next to her father and step-mother in 1850, and had married John Hamilton Cooley about 1838. Living with her and John in 1850 was Elizabeth’s sister Martha Jane Young. John was born in Spartanburg Co on 30 March 1811, son of Edmund Cooley and Charlotte Speace, and died on 9 March 1861 in the Civil War. He was a Confederate soldier. Elizabeth continued to live in Cherokee Twp in Spartanburg Co. She died 19 May 1890. Both were buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co at Chesnee. They had eight children by 1850, and at least twelve by 1860-

a.     Edmond Cooley, b 1839

b.    William Pinckney Cooley, b 9 Jun 1840

c.     Julia A Cooley, b 1842

d.    John Earle Cooley, b 4 Aug 1844

e.     Isaac Young Cooley, b 1846

f.     Joel Cooley, b abt 1847

g.    Drury Scruggs Cooley, b 1848

h.    Sarah C Cooley, b 16 May 1850

i.     Thomas Wakefield Cooley, b 12 Jul 1852

j.     Martha Jane Cooley, b 1855

k.    Mary Elizabeth Cooley, b 20 Apr 1856

m.   Frances Emily Cooley, b 8 Aug 1858

The 1850 census taker was sloppy and made capital letters J and I the same.

From The Spartan newspaper (Spartanburg Co), dated 26 May 1859:

On the 12th April in this District, in the 5th year of her age, MARTHA JANE. on the 17th of the same month, in the 13th year of his age, ISAAC YOUNG ; on the 19th May inst., MARY, in the 3d year of her age - children of JOHN H. and BETSEY ANN COOLEY. These three children had no birth dates on their gravestones, just death dates. (N,1ijnsc)


       Elizabeth L Young [y18a13f], daughter of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born in 1860 in German Twp, Bollinger Co MO, and lived in Greene Co AR in 1870. (683r)


       Ellen Mahala Young [y18a13d], daughter of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born in 1856 in German Twp, Bollinger Co MO. She lived in Greene Co AR in 1870. (682q, 683r)


       Ellinda Young [y18a5], daughter of Berry Young and Rebecca _____, was born 23 June 1805 in Spartanburg Co SC, and died 24 June 1885 at Smithville, DeKalb Co TN. (W,L,1aehijy)


       Everett Ether Young [y18a13j], son of Moses Green Young and Susan Matilda ____, was born 5 August 1889 at Rector, Clay Co AR. He was still single in 1920 and lived with his half-sister Mrs Ella U Jones at Oak Bluff, Clay Co. (M,548uvw)


       Forrest Young [y18c1a5a1], son of James Foster Young and Mary Wright Jones, was born in 1908 in Cherokee Co TX. He grew up in Madison, Cherokee, and Falls Counties TX. He was not found after 1920. The Forrest Glenn Young who died in Falls Co on 17 August 1987 was born 29 Sep 1899, son of John L Young (1871 MS) and Minnie _____ (1873 VA); this Forrest had married Merrilee K Koch in 1979, his second marriage. The Forrest Young, born in 1907, died 18 September 1971, and who was buried in Mount Pisgah Community Cemetery at Woodville, Tyler Co was a son of John Lindsey Young (1858 TX) and Ida Norton (1870 AL). (74v, 230w, 444f, 612vc, TXd)


       Frank Lawson Young [y18c1a7], son of William Casswell Young and Mary Hayes, was born 1 November1867 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He married Onita Branch in 1890. She was born 3 September 1872 at Huntsville, Walker Co TX, daughter of James L Branch and Alabama Caroline Gambrell. Frank and Onita lived at Henderson, Rusk Co in 1900 where he was a dry goods merchant. In 1910 they lived at Houston (1517 Texas Ave) in a large home and Frank was then a real estate accountant; Onita was the manager of their rooming house business out of their home. Frank died in the 1910s at Houston. Onita lived with her three unmarried sons at Houston after Frank died. She died 2 July 1947 at Houston and was buried in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery at Houston. They had five children, all in TX-

a.     Frank Lawson Young, b 5 May 1891

b.    Donald Gambrell Young, b 6 Sep 1892

c.     James Branch Young, b 7 Dec 1894

d.    Ruth A Young, b 6 Nov 1896

e.     Julian Joplin Young, b 29 Sep 1899

Onita’s father James L Branch died 8 Aug 1889 "Aged 45 yr 9 mo 2 da" and was buried in Martha Chapel Cemetery in Walker Co. He married Alabama Caroline Gambrell on 15 Nov 1869 in Walker Co. She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Walker Co. (W,420rsc, 529u,83vwfdc, 595cm)


       Frank Lawson "William" Young [y18c1a7a], son of Frank Lawson Young and Onita Branch, was born 5 May 1891 in TX, and died at Houston on 13 September 1938. He was a dry goods merchant, and never married. D G Young was the informant for his death certificate. Frank was buried in Earthman Rest Haven Cemetery at Houston. His gravestone has an 1891 birth year; death certificate said 1890. (529u, 83vwfdc)


       Isaac Young Jr [y18d], son of Captain Isaac Young and Margaret Cantrell of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 29 May 1786 (age 59 in 1850, 74 in 1860, 84 in 1870) in Spartanburg Co. He married Prudence Dobbins about 1812 (they had three children by 1820). She was born in NC on 20 September 1791, daughter of William Dobbins and Elizabeth Scruggs, and died 7 January 1837 in Spartanburg Co. She was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery in Spartanburg Co. Isaac then married Sarah Scruggs near Cowpens, Spartanburg Co on 18 February 1840; Reverend Drury Scruggs performed the ceremony. Sarah was born in Spartanburg Co about 1795, daughter of Richard Scruggs and Mary Dobbins, and died 24 January 1879 in Spartanburg Co. Isaac died 15 November 1873 and was also buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery, next to Prudence. In 1812 Isaac bought a 183 acre plantation from his father, so probably he continued living where he grew up. In 1830 he and his wife were living in Spartanburg Co with about eight children, and with an older woman, perhaps his widowed mother or mother-in-law. Isaac’s apparent children were-

1.    dau Young, b 1816-1820 (1ijk)

2.    son Young, b 1816-1820 (1ijk)

3.    Elizabeth Anne Young, b 7 Jan 1819

4.    son Young, b 1821-1925 (1k)

5.    dau Young, b 1821-1825 (1jk)

6.    son Young, b 1826-1830 (1jk)

7.    son Young, b 1826-1830

8.    dau Young, b 1826-1830

9.    dau Young, b 1826-1830 (1jk)

10.  Martha Jane Young, b 22 May 1830

An apparent son or grandson lived with Isaac and Sarah in 1850 and 1860. He was Joseph P Young, born 25 Sep 1843 in Spartanburg Co SC. He died 15 Dec 1863 and was buried in Buck Creek Baptist Cemetery in Spartanburg Co.

Living close to Isaac in 1820 was William S Golightly, born 1775 or before; his wife was born about 1780, and they had seven children. Three were under age 10.

Living close to Isaac in 1840 was Robert Scruggs, born in the 1800s (an age to be a brother of Isaac’s wife Sarah). (L,W, 1aehijyknpr)


       Isaac Young [y18a4], son of Berry Young and Rebecca _____, was born 19 December 1801 in Spartanburg Co SC. (W,L, 1aehijy)


       James Young [y18c], probably a son of Captain Isaac Young, was born about 1778 in northern Spartanburg Co SC. Captain Isaac Young was a generation older than James, and lived close to where James lived as an adult. The ages of James’ children in 1810, none over age 10, indicates that he married about 1799, and had his first home by 1810. The 1810 census showed that he was age 26 to 44 (born between 1766 and 1794). His wife was the same age; she was Ann Foster. A birth date of between 1775 and 1780 seems most likely for them. Also in their home in 1810 was a second male of James’ age, plus five children under age 10; some of these children could belong to the other adult male. In 1820 James was James Young Esq, indicating that he was of some political importance in the area, and his age was between 26 and 44 (born between 1766 and 1784), and his wife was the same age. There were ten children in their home in 1820; the eldest five matched the ages of the children from the 1810 census.

       James Young Esq was still alive in 1830, living in Spartanburg Co in a neighborhood were there were close neighbors Moses Foster, William Foster, and William Cantrell. James was age 50-59 then (born 1771-1780); his wife was age 40-49 (if she gave a correct age and was the same wife), so was born between 1781-1790. They had about twelve children by 1825-

1.    William Foster Young, b 16 Dec 1800

2.    dau Young, b 1801-1804 (1hij)

3.    son Young, b 1805-1810 (1hi)

4.    dau Young, b 1805-1810 (1hi)

5.    dau Young, b 1805-1810 (1hi)

6.    son Young, b 1805-1810 (1i)

7.    dau Young, b 1811-1815 (1ij)

8.    son Young, b 1816-1820 (1ij)

9.    dau Young, b 1816-1820 (1ij)

10.  dau Young, b 1816-1820 (1ij)

11.  son Young, b 1811-1815 (ij)

11.  son Young, b 1821-1825 (1j)

12.  son Young, b 1821-1825 (1j)

In 1810 the nearest Young family was Margaret Young on census page 360; James was on page 357.

James’ 1830 neighbors are noteworthy; It was Captain Isaac Young who had married Margaret Cantrell. The Cantrell families lived in the northern part of Spartanburg Co. Therefore, it appears that James Young lived there also. See the biography of Captain Isaac Young [y18]. (W,1hij)


       James Branch Young [y18c1a7c], son of Frank Lawson Young and Onita Branch, was born 7 December 1894 at Midway, Madison Co TX. In the summer of 1917 he lived at Houston and was a bookkeeper for Gulf Oil in a refining plant, then in 1920 was a bookkeeper for a railroad. In 1930 James was an accountant for a lumber company. (M,529u, 83vwf)


       James E Young [y18a13e], son of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born in 1859 in German Twp, Bollinger Co MO, and died in the 1860s. (682q)


       James Edward Young [y18c1a5a2], son of James Foster Young and Mary Wright Jones, was born 8 December 1909 in Cherokee Co TX, died at home at Corpus Christi, Nueces Co of heart failure on 10 August 1975. He was a bookkeeper, and was married. Euna G Young was the informant for his death certificate. Euna Gardener was his wife; she was born 4 May 1909, and died 29 April 2006. James and Euna were buried together in Riviera Cemetery at Riviera, Kleberg Co. He served in the US Navy during WW2. (74v 230w, 107d)


       James Hayes Young [y18c1a6], son of William Casswell Young and Mary Hayes, was born 20 November 1864 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He died 16 April 1936 of gangrene of his feet and was buried in Midway Cemetery. He was a merchant at Midway. He and his wife Mary Frances Smith married about 1908 and lived at Midway. Mary was born 27 March 1868 at Overton, Rusk Co TX, daughter of John T Smith and Sarah Spinks, and died of lung cancer at home at Madisonville on 19 February 1954. She was buried in Midway Cemetery. They had two children-

a.     Mary Young, b 1908 (420w)

b.    James Young, b 1913 (420w) (420rswfcd)


       James Marion Monroe Young [y18a13a3], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 21 March 1877 in Weakley Co TN, and died 9 May 1977 in Weakley Co. (W)


       Jane Young [y18c1d], daughter of William Foster Young and Hester Wingo, was born 10 November 1832 in MS. She lived with her sister Martha in Walker Co TX in 1850. Jane married Thomas Graves Nixon Jr on 4 October 1853 in Walker Co. He was born in TN on 18 March 1830, son of Thomas G Nixon and Celia Freeman, and died 21 August 1905 at Rogers Prairie, Leon Co TX. In 1870 and afterwards they lived in Leon Co. Thomas G Jr was called Captain Thomas G Nixon on death certificates of two of his children; he served in the CSA in Company D, Gould's Battalion. Jane died 27 January 1911 in TX and was buried in Rogers Prairie Cemetery in Leon Co with Thomas. They had ten children-

1.    Thomas Freeman Nixon, b 30 Aug 1854

2.    William Hester Nixon, b 8 Jan 1857

3.    John Walter Nixon, b 14 Jan 1859

4.    Richard Hampen Nixon, b 29 Dec 1860

5.    Frank Young Nixon, b 24 Feb 1865

6.    Lee Nixon, b 15 Jan 1867

7.    Carroll Nixon, b 17 Jul 1869

8.    Jennie Nixon, b 4 Oct 1871

9.    May Nixon, b 10 Dec 1873

10.  Annie M Nixon, b 13 Sep 1877

Rogers Prairie Cemetery in Leon Co is about two miles northeast of Normangee, and about 300 yards north of the county line with Madison Co. (595n, 448rsuc)


       Jeptha Young [y18a2], daughter of Berry Young and Rebecca _____, was born 28 March 1799 in Spartanburg Co SC. (W,L, 1aehijy)


       John Wesley Young [y18a13a2], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 9 September 1875, and died 4 November 1875 in Weakley Co TN. (W)


       Julian Joplin Young [y18c1a7e], son of Frank Lawson Young and Onita Branch, was born 29 September 1899 at Henderson, Rusk Co TX, and died at Houston on 8 March 1965. Julian was a bank teller for Union National Bank. He named his mother Mrs Onita Young at Houston when he registered for the WW1 draft in September 1918. He served in WW2 (death certificate record). Mrs J J Young was the informant for his death certificate. Julian was buried in Forest Park West Cemetery at Houston. He married Hazel Mae Anderson after 1930 and they had a daughter at Houston-

1.    Julie Anne Young, b 10 Apr 1949 (83b) (M,529u,83vwfdb)


       Lucy Virginia Young [y18a13a9], daughter of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 23 May 1890 at Rector, Clay Co AR, and died on 13 March 1938 at Cape Girardeau, MO from complications from a fractured right femur when she fell at home ten days prior. She and her husband lived at New Hamburg, MO then. She married Leroy F Woolford at Rector on 6 May 1917 and in 1930 they lived at Roc Roe, Prairie Co AR. He was the informant for her death certificate. Leroy was born 1 October 1874 at Blair, Randolph Co IL, son of Joseph Woolford and Melissa Bennington Atchison, and died 10 June 1946 at Sikeston, Scott Co MO. His daughter "Vernice P Woolford Tubbs" was the informant for his death certificate. Leroy was buried at Rector, AR with Lucy. He was a jeweler when he died. He had first married Lillie Parlier about 1895, had six children between 1896 and 1908, then they divorced (she died in 1950). With Lucy, he had three daughters, all in AR-

a.     Rachel Opal Woolford, b 10 Jan 1919

b.    Vernice P Woolford, b 1919

c.     Lucy Geraldine Woolford, b 27 Nov 1921 (W,639f)


       Luther Green Young [y18a13a11], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 10 February 1895 at Rector, Clay Co AR. He lived near Rector in June 1917, and had married Rutha E Seagraves in Clay Co on 13 February 1916. Luther died on 21 May 1965 at Rector. Ruth was born in AR on 17 October 1897 in Clay Co, daughter of John Oliver Seagraves and Sallie Minnie Yancey, and died at Paragould, Greene C1o on 4 December 1989. They were both buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector They had three children, all at Oak Bluff, Clay Co AR-

a.     Marie Young, b Oct 1918

b.    Clifton Luther Young, b 12 Mar 1920

c.     Sterling Young, b 12 Jun 1923

John Oliver Seagraves was born 10 Sep 1875 in Clay Co AR, and died 21 Mar 1957 in Clay Co; he signed his name with two L's in Oliver. Sallie Minnie Yancey was born 26 Jul 1876 in AR, married John in Clay Co on 14 Jan 1897, and died 19 Oct 1906 in Clay Co. (W,M,Z, 548uvwfc)


       Lydia Mandy Young [y18a13a7], daughter of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 7 March 1886 at Rector, Clay Co AR. She married Nathan Lee Benson on 1 September 1907 in Clay Co AR. He was also from Rector, and was born in Clay Co AR on 20 June 1879, son of Everett L Benson and Camelia V Harris, and grew up in Clay Co. In 1930 they were still in AR, but were in Greene Co and they remained there into the 1940s. Lydia died on 25 October 1955, and Lee died 10 September 1958. He was buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector, Clay Co with Lydia. His gravestone has a 1878 birth date, yet his 1918 draft card and the 1880 census say the date was 1879; he was age 10/12 in 1880. They had six children, all in Clay Co AR-

a.     Clifford Benson, b Oct 1908

b.    Clyde Benson, b 18 Nov 1910

c.     Velma Benson, b 20 Feb 1913

d.    Wilma Benson, b 30 Mar 1915

e.     Ghuyraine E Benson, b Oct 1917

f.     Glessner M Benson, b 19 Nov 1919

Everett L Benson was born in Mar 1842 in TN. He married Camelia V Harris in McNairy Co TN on 14 Jan 1866. They had two children there, then moved to Clay Co AR about 1872. Camelia was born in 1850 in TN, and died in Clay Co before 1900. (W,M,13mr,683f, 548sumvwc)


       Mally Egbert Young [y18a13a10], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 12 October 1892 in Clay Co AR. He lived at Rector, Clay Co in June 1917, but worked in nearby Greene Co then. He had married Ina B Johnson in Clay Co on 10 August 1913. Her father B F Johnson wrote a note to the county clerk to "please issue the licens for Mally Young and Ina Johnson. Ina age 15 yrs." Both Mally and Ina lived at Rector just before they married. Ina was born in Greene Co in March 1898, daughter of Benjamin F Johnson (1874 AR) and Hattie B _____ (1882 TN) They lived in Vaugine Twp, Jefferson Co in 1920 where Egbert was a carpenter (the census had his name as Edger). They had one son by 1920-

a.     Cecil Young, b 1916 at Rector, Clay Co AR (M,684w) (W,M,548uvm,684w)


       Margaret H Young [y18a13c], daughter of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born in 1855 in Weakley Co TN. She lived in Greene Co AR in 1870. (682q, 683r)


       Margurette Penelope Young [y18c1a4], daughter of William Casswell Young and Mary Hayes, was born 11 June 1858 at Midway, Madison Co TX, and never married. She died at Midway on 14 December 1939. Mrs Sam Jackson was the informant for her death certificate. Maggie was buried in Midway Cemetery. (420qrsuc)


       Marie Young [y18a13a11a], daughter of Luther Green Young and Rutha E Seagraves, was born in October 1918 at Oak Bluff, Clay Co AR. She married Albert Woodrow Gibbs in Clay Co on 20 July 1935. He was born in Clay Co on 23 January 1917, son of Jesse Green Gibbs (17 Dec 1892 at Rector, AR) and Edna P Reed (24 Aug 1894 IL, married 1901, died in Mar 1987 at Paragould, Greene Co AR), and died 15 August 1978 at Shelbyville, MO. (Z,W, 548wfm)


       Martha Young [y18c1c], daughter of William Foster Young and Hester Wingo, was born in 1830 in GA (Madison Co?). She lived in Walker Co TX in 1850, recently married to Isom B Hardbuck. He was a school teacher then. In 1860 they lived in Madison Co. Martha died before 1870, probably in Madison Co. Isom was born about 1818 in GA. All three of their sons were born in TX. In 1870 these three sons still lived in Madison Co, but were in their uncle William C Young's home-

1.    William Harbuck, b abt 1851

2.    Albert Harbuck, b abt 1853

3.    Lucius Harbuck, b abt 1859 (W,420qr)


       Martha Elizabeth Young [y18a13a6], daughter of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 2 August 1883 at Rector, Clay Co AR. (He married a Mr Roberts and died in 1907?). (W,548u)


       Martha Jane Young [y18d10], daughter of Isaac Young Jr and Prudence Dobbins, was born 22 May 1830 in Spartanburg Co SC (age 46 in 1880). She married William George Berry in Spartanburg Co on 8 December 1852, and died 7 April 1896. She was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery at Chesnee, Spartanburg Co. Her gravestone named her husband. William was born about 1830 in Spartanburg Co, son of Robert Goodloe Harper Berry (1796-1864) and Nancy Hines (1800-1884), and died 25 July 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams Co PA. It is not known whether he died of a disease, or of wounds suffered in the Battle of Gettysburg in early July 1863. He was buried in Buck Creek Church Cemetery. In 1880 Martha and three sons lived in Cherokee Twp next to son James Henry. She and William had four sons-

a.     Whitney Young Berry, b 1 Oct 1853

b.    James Henry Berry, b 23 Apr 1855

c.     Robert Berry, b 4 Aug 1858

d.    William P Berry, b 29 Apr 1861 (W,1kc)


       Martha Melissa Young [y18c1a2], daughter of William Casswell Young and Mary Hayes, was born 19 June 1854 at Midway, Madison Co TX. She married Pleasant Kittrell Goree in 1876, his second marriage (see following note), and died at Midway on 19 October 1930. P K Goree was the informant for her death certificate. Pleasant was born 22 May 1845 at Marion, Perry Co AL, son of Dr Langston Goree and Sarah Williams Kittrell, and died 22 April 1933 at Midway. Mrs F L Gilbert of Houston (daughter Sara) was the informant for his death certificate. They were buried together in Midway Cemetery. In 1920 they lived next door to daughter Clara in Madison Co. They had seven children by 1900, all still living-

a.     Clara Amanda Goree, b 9 Oct 1876

b.    Hayes Goree, b 23 Aug 1878

c.     Mary Belle Goree, b 6 Feb 1880

d.    William Langston Goree, b 22 Oct 1881

e.     Sara Williams Goree, b 15 June 1884

f.     Pleasant Kittrell Goree Jr, b 24 Aug 1886

g.    Tommie Nolley Goree, b 25 Sep 1888

In 1910 Melissa and Pleasant lived in Madison Co’s Justice Precinct 2 and their close neighbors were the parents-in-law of Janie Rogers [y18c1a1c], and Mollie Ann Wingo Young [y18c1a3] and her son Tillman.

Both of Pleasant’s parents were buried in Midway Cemetery. Dr Laughton Goree was born 19 Sep 1793, and died 5 Jul 1853; Sarah Williams Kittrell was born 26 Apr 1807, and died 17 Jun 1903.

Pleasant married before his marriage with Melissa. There is a gravestone in Midway Cemetery for Fannie M Goree, born 30 Oct 1846, died 18 Jun 1878, and it says "Wife of P.K." But the 1880 census shows Pleasant and Melissa and four children in Madison Co. The eldest daughter, Fannie M, was born in TX in 1873; she had a father born in AL (Pleasant), and a mother born in MS (Fannie). The younger three children showed that their mother was born in TX (Melissa). Hence, Pleasant’s first wife died in 1876, not 1878. The numbers 6 and 8, when weathered, tend to look alike. There is a death record for Mrs Fannie G Davenport who was born in TX on 16 Jun 1873, died at Houston on 7 Jan 1965, and her parents were shown to be "P K Goree" and "Fannie Mangum." Fannie was a widow when she died. This was the daughter of the "Fannie M Goree," wife of PK Goree in Midway Cemetery. Hence, Pleasant’s first wife was Fannie Mangum. "Fannie Goree Davenport" was buried in Midway Cemetery (the only Davenport grave); her gravestone says "Wife of Marion C Davenport" and has her dates 16 Jan 1873 - 7 Jan 1965. (W,83d, 420qrsuvwdc)


       Mary H Young [y18c1a], daughter of William Foster Young and Hester Wingo, was probably born in the 1820s in Spartanburg Co SC. She may have married Alick Ray. (W)


       Mary L Young [y18a13h], daughter of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born 22 May 1866 in German Twp, Bollinger Co MO. She was living at Rector, AR when she married Alfonzo Jenkins in Greene Co AR on 28 December 1884. Alfonzo was from Greenfield, Weakley Co TN. He was born 22 October 1865 in TN, son of John Wesley Jenkins and Martha Ann Penticost, and died 9 March 1915 at Greenfield, and was buried the next day in Brock's Cemetery near Greenfield. Mary then lived with her daughter Ima. Mary died at Greenfield on 30 August 1928 and was buried with Alfonzo. They seven children by 1900 with four still alive, and had nine children by 1910, with just five still alive-

1.    child Jenkins, b & d 1885-1900 (21u)

2.    child Jenkins, b & d 1885-1900 (21u)

3.    Robert L Jenkins, b 2 Jul 1890 (21u)

4.    Minnie Frances Jenkins, b 23 Jan 1891

5.    child Jenkins, b & d 1885-1900 (21u)

6.    Ima Pearl Jenkins, b 1895 (21uv)

7.    Clarence Samuel Jenkins, b 20 Dec 1899 (21uv)

8.    Eva Jenkins, b 1905

9.    child Jenkins, b & d 1900-1910 (21v)

Mary’s older brother Alpheus married Alfonzo’s sister Elizabeth Jenkins.

There are two Brock's Cemeteries in Weakley Co: one is about three miles north of Greenfield, and the other is about six miles to the southeast. (W,683rsm, 21vcd)


       Mary Rebecca Young [y18c1a5e], daughter of William Foster Young and Loula Adell Forrest, was born in 1895 at Midway, Madison Co TX. (420u,74v)


       Matthew Young [y18a1], son of Berry Young and Rebecca _____, was born 6 July 1796 in Spartanburg Co SC. (W,L, 1aehijy)


       Mollie Ann Wingo Young [y18c1a3], daughter of William Casswell Young and Mary Hayes, was born 28 August 1856 at Midway, Madison Co TX. She married William Edward Riley, a medical doctor, about 1877. He was born in MS in 1847, and was dead by 1900. He was buried in Midway Cemetery but his gravestone has no dates. It did say that he served in "Co. D 27 TX Cav. C.S.A." They lived in Madison Co in 1880. Mollie died 16 April 1947 at Midway from pneumonia and influenza, and was buried in Midway Cemetery. She had five sons; all born in Madison Co TX; in 1900 she claimed she had four, all alive, yet Cemetery records show that she had a fifth son who died when he was a boy-

a.     William Edward Riley, b 3 Feb 1878

b.    Patrick Emmett Riley, b 1 Nov 1879

c.     Frederick Hayes Riley, b 20 Jun 1881

d.    Tillman O’Connor Riley, b 10 Jul 1887

e.     James Sims Riley, b 16 Nov 1888 (W,420qrsdc)


       Moses Green Young [y18a13], son of Berry Young and Bethena Knox was born 26 June 1826 in Warren Co TN. In 1850 he and his wife lived a few doors from his parents, and from his sister Asenith, in Weakley Co TN. Moses’ wife was Mrs Elizabeth E (Morris) Leach, born in TN in 1830 (age 47 in 1880), and married in Tipton Co on 14 November 1849. She and Moses lived at Concord, Greene Co AR in 1870. Elizabeth died before 1888, probably in Greene Co AR where they lived in 1880. Moses then married Susan Matilda _____ in 1888, and they lived at Johnson, Clay Co AR in 1900. This was her second marriage. Matilda was born in January 1851 in TN (age 49 in 1900, 61 in 1910, 70 in 1920). Moses died in Clay Co in the 1900s; widow Matilda remained there into the 1920s, but was dead by 1930. In 1920 she lived with her daughter Mrs Ella U Jones (born 1871 in TN, from Matilda’s first marriage) at Oak Bluff, Clay Co. Moses and Elizabeth had nine children, and with Matilda he had another son (she had two or three children from her first marriage)-

a.     Alpheus James Monroe Young, b 11 Jun 1850

b.    Susan Ann Young, b 27 Feb 1854

c.     Margaret H Young, b 1855

d.    Ellen Mahala Young, b 1856

e.     James E Young, b 1859

f.     Elizabeth L Young, b 1860

g.    William S Young, b 1861

h.    Mary L Young, b 22 May 1866

i.     Berry Crockett Young, b Mar 1869

j.     Everett Ether Young, b 5 Aug 1889

Two grandsons lived with Moses and Elizabeth in 1880: James M and John A Wooten, born in AR in 1875 and 1876. They would have likely been sons of Margaret or Ellen.

Mrs Ella U Jones was born 11 Jul 1871 in TN, married Amos B Jones, and died 8 April 1936. She was buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery at Rector. Amos was buried there also. He was born 24 Mar 1972 in AR, and died 16 Jan 1933 in Clay Co. Their daughter Leota A Jones was also buried in Woodland Heights Cemetery. She was born 20 Apr 1907, and died 31 Mar 1936. She never married.

Greene and Clay Counties AR are in the northeast corner of AR; Weakley Co TN is two counties east of the Mississippi River, which separates the two states. So traveling between the old home relatives in Weakley Co and northeast AR wasn’t too difficult. Bollinger Co MO is three counties north of Clay Co AR. (ARd,W,347j,414k, 394m,21n, 682q, 683rs, 548uvw)


       Nora Arminta Young [y18a13a1], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born in October 1874 in Weakley Co TN, but grew up in Clay Co AR. She married John William Shelton in 1892, and in 1900 lived at Oak Bluff, Clay Co next door to his sister and widowed mother. In 1910 they were at Oak Bluff two doors from Nora’s parents. In 1920 they lived at Oak Bluff two doors from Nora’s brother Luther. And in 1930 they lived at Blue Cane, Greene Co. Nora died 12 November 1948 at Arkansas City, AR. John was born in February 1867 in Gibson Co TN, and lived with his family at Hurricane, Greene Co AR in 1880. He was a son of James V Shelton and Julia Ann Rice. John W died in Clay Co AR on 7 August 1945. They had four children, all at Oak Bluff, AR-

a.     child Shelton, b & d about 1893 (548uv)

b.    Ethel A Shelton, b Jan 1897

c.     child Shelton, b & d about 192 (548v)

d.    Dewey Ezra Shelton, b 19 Feb 1905

James V Shelton was born in 1839 in AL. Julia Ann Rice was born in Apr 1846 in Wilson Co TN, married James in Gibson Co TN on 15 Jan 1866, and died in AR on 4 Apr 1915. She and James were buried in Cudd Cemetery at Marmaduke, Greene Co. (W,683s, 277m,548suvw, 683fc)


       Penelope Young [y18a10], daughter of Berry Young and Berthena Knox of Spartanburg Co SC, was born 24 June 1820 in Warren Co TN. She was the first born child of her parents born in TN, and died the same day. (W)


       Ruth A Young [y18c1a7d], daughter of Frank Lawson Young and Onita Branch, was born 6 November 1896 in TX, married someone in the 1910s, and divorced in the 1920s. In 1930 she lived with her mother and three brothers at Houston, and used her maiden name then. Ruth later married Ottis Afton Nelson and died at Houston on 19 February 1975. Ottis A Nelson was the informant for her death certificate. Ruth was buried in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery at Houston. Ottis was born 16 December 1902 at Gunnison, Sanpete Co UT, son of Niels Christian Nielson and Annine Nielson, and died 24 April 1975 at Houston. He was buried with Ruth. John A Nelson was the informant for his death certificate. Ottis was a supervisor for the power company. He spelled his family name without the letter I. (Z,W, 529u, 83vfdc)


       Sterling Young [y18a13a11c], son of Luther Green Young and Rutha E Seagraves, was born 12 June 1923 at Oak Bluff, Clay Co AR. He lived at Rector when he married Anniece Smith in Clay Co on 25 March 1945. She was born in Greene Co in October 1925, daughter of Troy O Smith and Erie Vanglider. Sterling died at Paragould, Greene Co in March 1987. Troy O Smith was born 22 Oct 1895 at Rector, AR. Erie Vanglider was born 12 Oct 1897 in AR, and died in Feb 1977 at Paragould. They married in Clay Co on 20 Oct 1920. (Z,548fm)


       Susan Ann Young [y18a13b], daughter of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born on 27 February 1854 in Weakley Co TN (age 7 in 1860, 16 in 1870, 26 in 1880, 53 in 1910, 63 in 1920), and died 16 March 1920 at Piggott, Clay Co AR. She was living with her son Willis soon before she died. Susan married James Claiborne Johnson about 1874, soon after April, and in 1880 they lived at Haywood, Clay Co. He was born in Panola Co MS on 18 February 1840, son of Hardin Johnson and Mary _____, and died at Piggott, Clay Co AR on 26 December 1906. Susan was a widow in St Francis Twp, Clay Co in 1910; she and her children were not found in Clay Co in 1900. This was James’ second marriage since he had older children in their home in 1880; his first wife was Mariam Boyd, born 30 December 1840 in Panola Co MS, and died in April 1874 at Piggott, AR with the birth of her daughter Margie. James and Susan had nine children, with seven still alive in 1910-

1.    Margaret E Johnson, b 1877 (548s)

2.    Charles Green Johnson, b 5 Nov 1878

3.    Minnie Emma Johnson, b 1 Mar 1880

4.    Willis Willard Johnson, b 21 May 1884

5.    Celia M Johnson, b 12 March 1887

6.    John Wesley Johnson, b 21 Jan1888

7.    child Johnson, b & d 1880-1900. (548v)

8.    Myrtle Tela Johnson, b 16 Oct 1890

9.    Julia Ann Johnson, b 18 Mar 1894

James’ older children from his first marriage were: William Clayborn Johnson, born 1865; Mary Ellen Johnson, born 1867; May Elizabeth Johnson, born 1868; James Joshua Johnson, born 1870; Martha J Johnson, born 1872; and Margie A Johnson, born about Apr 1874. (ARd,W,548svw, 682q, 683r)


       Thomas Jefferson Young [y18a13a8], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 6 January 1888 at Rector, Clay Co AR. (W,548u)


       Thompson J Young [y18a6], son of Berry Young and Rebecca _____, was born 19 December 1808 in Spartanburg Co SC. He died 27 July 1827. (W,L, 1aehijy)


       William Caswell Young [y18c1b] son of William Foster Young and an unknown mother, was born in 1828 in MS, and spent most of his life in Madison Co TX. In 1850 he was with his family in Walker Co TX. Census records showed his birth place as AL in 1850, William. He married Mary Hayes about 1852. They lived in Madison Co TX in 1860 and 1870. Mary was born in November 1830 at Ballylanders, County Limerick Ireland. William C died in Madison Co in 1874 and was buried there in Midway Cemetery. Mary died in 1919 and was also buried in Midway Cemetery. She was a widow living in Madison Co in 1880 with her four youngest children. They had eight children, all born in TX, with six still alive in 1900 (sons William and probably Frank had died); all were born at Midway-

1.    Amanda Jane Young, b 19 Aug 1852

2.    Martha Melissa Young, b 19 Jun 1854

3.    Mollie Ann Wingo Young, b 28 Aug 1856

4.    Margurette Penelope Young, b 11 Jun 1858

5.    William Foster Young, b 7 Jan 1861

6.    James Hayes Young, b 20 Nov 1864

7.    Frank Lawson Young, b 1 Nov 1867

Also living with William C and Mary in 1870 was William’s father, and three young nephews: William Harbuck, born 1850; Albert Harbuck. born 1855; and Lucian Harbuck, born 1857. These three were born in TX. They were sons of William C's late sister Martha H Young and Isom B Harbuck.

In 1900 Mary lived with her daughter Maggie, and grandson William C Young. He was born in Sep 1892 in TX. Living next door in 1900 was son William Foster Young’s widow Loula Forrest and two of her children. (595n, 420qrsudc)


       William Casswell Young [y18c1a5d], son of William Foster Young and Loula Adell Forrest, was born 7 September 1893 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He lived with his paternal grandmother in 1900, but was at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co in 1917. His middle named was the name of Loula’s next younger brother. William was a commercial salesman in 1917 and 1920, and was not married. In 1917 he lived at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co; in 1920 he lived at Austin with his mother and his three cousins: Bertha, Jeanette, and Mary E Young, ages 14, 12 and 8. (M,420u, 74v, 80w)


       William Clarence Young [Y1f3d4], son of John Spencer Young and Ora Lee Clem, was born 30 August 1899 at Sand Springs, Limestone Co AL. He died at Athens on 1 January 1978. Willie married Rachel O _____. She was born 30 May 1911, and died 9 April 1981. They are buried together in Athens City Cemetery (Z,L,M,46uvfc)


       William Edwin Young [y18a13a4], son of Alpheus James Monroe Young and Elizabeth Frances Jenkins, was born 29 November 1878 in Weakley Co TN, grew up in Clay Co AR from the time he was a baby, and died in AR on 23 November 1935. (W,548sv)


       William Foster Young [y18c1], son of James Young and Ann Foster, was born 16 December 1800 in Spartanburg Co SC. He was a Private in the 2nd Texas Regiment Volunteers, Cavalry Company J, and was shot at the battle of San Jacinto in April 1836. He got land grants for this. Cousin Jesse Young, born about 1795, came to TX with Wm F. William first married Hester Wingo, probably in Spartanburg Co in the 1820s. She was born in 1806 at Spartanburg, daughter of John Washington Wingo and Polly Seay. During their years of marriage, William and Hester lived in Yazoo Co MS, and in GA, then back to MS. Hester died in 1832 in Carroll Co MS. Years later William married Mrs Penelope (Haile) Robbins in TX. She was born in NC in 1813, and was married before her marriage with William. In their home in Madison Co TX in 1860 there were two teens: Thomas Robbins and Jack Robbins, ages 16 and 14, and born in TX. Penelope was not found in Madison Co in 1870, but William was. He was a widower living with his son William. In 1850 "Wm F Young" and Wm C Young" lived in Walker Co TX. These two were ages 50 and 24, but the incompetent census taker gave their birth places as AL, not SC and MS. In any case, these two must have been William Foster Young and his son William Caswell Young. Living in the same home was Mary Young, age 50, and what appears to be her three children. These four had TN and TX birth places. Perhaps this Mary was a widowed sister-in-law. William F died at Midway, Madison Co TX on 30 June 1877 and was buried in Midway Cemetery in Madison Co. He and Hester had four children-

a.     dau (Mary H?) Young, b 1820s?

b.    William Caswell Young, b 1828

c.     Martha Young, b 1830

d.    Jane Young, b 10 Nov 1832

The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on 21 April 1836 in present-day Harris Co TX, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Midway, the town where William lived during his later years, was the oldest town in Madison Co, and was settled in 1829 by J H Young. Its population has always been less than 300. When Madison Co was created in late 1853, Midway village was in Walker Co, and thus became part of eastern Madison Co. (E,LW, 1aehijy, 420qc)


       William Foster Young [y18c1a5], son of William Casswell Young and Mary Hayes, was born 7 January 1861 at Midway, Madison Co TX. He died 24 December 1897 and was buried in Midway Cemetery. He married Loula Adell Forrest. She was born 3 November 1861 on the Violet Mound Plantation near Midway, daughter of Captain George B Forrest and Rebecca Lemar Moreland. After William died, Loula at first lived close to William’s mother. In 1910 she lived with her son James at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co, then in 1920 lived with son William at Travis. All this time she was a housekeeper. Late in life she became a school teacher, and was retired from that profession when she died on 20 October 1943 at the residence of T E Nelson at Round Rock, Williamson Co. She was buried in Midway Cemetery. Mrs T E Nelson was the informant for her death certificate. William and Loula had six children with three still alive in 1900 and 1910-

a.     James Foster Young, b 27 Dec 1887

b.    child Young, b & d in 1890s. (420u, 74v)

c.     child Young, b & d in 1890s. (420u, 74v)

d     William Casswell Young, b 7 Sep 1893

e.     Mary Rebecca Young, b 1895

f.     child Young, b & d in 1890s. (420u, 74v)

Captain George B Forrest, born in NC in 1816, and Rebecca Lemar Moreland, born in AL in 1839, married at Freestone, TX on 30 Dec 1859 and they moved to Madison Co by 1860. (Txm, 420rscd, 74v,80w)


       William S Young [y18a13g], son of Moses Green Young and Elizabeth E Morris, was born in 1861 in German Twp, Bollinger Co MO, and lived in Greene Co AR in 1870 and 1880. (683rs)


       Zillah Young [y18a7], daughter of Berry Young and Rebecca _____, was born on 10 January 1811 in Spartanburg Co SC. (72,L, 1aehijy)