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Descendant chart - Larkin MAJORS of Roane and Rhea Counties, Tennessee


Research note: this chart is a work in progress, and I'd appreciate any additions and/or corrections. Roane and Rhea County, Tennessee MAJORS family researchers should be aware that I have not uncovered definitive proof that Larkin Majors was the father of Francis M. Majors. I have relied mainly on oral history accounts and on the 1850 census in Rhea Co, TN as my sources for the relationship betweeen the two. Larkin's parents may be  Elias MAJORS  b: 1780 in Jefferson Co. Tn and  Margret FLOYD, according to family researcher Roy Kersey, but at the time of this posting  - 2 Dec 2004 - I have not independently been able to verify his parentage (for further information, including Larkin and the 1830 census, see the bottom of this page).

Larkin Majors, Peter Majors, and Rector Majors are all names appearing in Asa Newport's account ledgers in Rhea County, TN. Peter Majors' entries were for 1842 and 1843, but the ledger entries for Larkin and Rector are undated. According to Edna Clack, owner of the Newport account ledger and descendant of Asa's, the names in the ledger reflect not only Asa's blacksmithy customers but also people who had done work for him.

1-Larkin MAJORS b. Abt 1803, TN, d. Aft 1880
+Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsy" MAJORS b. Abt 1805, TN, d. Aft 1880, TN
|-----2-John MAJORS b. Abt 1833
|-----2-Francis M. MAJORS b. 20 Dec 1835, TN, d. 27 Jun 1904, TN
| +Margaret NEWPORT b. 23 Dec 1838, d. 4 Dec 1910, (Newport Cemetery, Rhea
| Co, TN), m. 5 Dec 1863, Rhea Co, TN, par. Asa NEWPORT (1) and Elizabeth
| ROGERS
| |-----3-James F. M. "Jim" MAJORS b. 14 Sep 1864, Rhea Co, TN, d. 25
| | Oct 1895, TN
| | +Rachel E. MONTGOMERY b. 10 Nov 1868, TN, d. 26 Jan 1958,
| | Harriman, Roane Co, TN, m. 26 Oct 1890, Roane Co, TN, par. David
| | Washington MONTGOMERY and Mary "Polly" Graves BRANDON
| | |-----4-Bertha MAJORS d. Aft 1 Aug 1926
| | | +James GODDARD
| | |-----4-Laura MAJORS b. 25 Dec 1891, Harriman, Roane Co, TN, d. 11
| | | Aug 1926, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN
| | | +Roy George DENNY b. 10 Dec 1889, Dutch Valley, Anderson
| | | County, TN, USA, d. 2 Apr 1933, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN, m.
| | | 18 Jan 1914, Roane Co, TN, par. Charles Morris DENNY and
| | | Malinda Katherine "Kate" ROBBINS
| | | |-----5-Charles Kenneth DENNY b. 21 Feb 1916, Harriman, Roane
| | | | Co, TN, d. 15 Apr 1987, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN
| | | |-----5-Robert Warren DENNY b. 12 Nov 1920, Knoxville, Knox
| | | | Co, TN, d. 30 Jan 1987, Tampa, Hillsborough County,
| | | | FL, USA
| | | |-----5-(Unk) DENNY
| | | |-----5-(Unk) DENNY
| | | |-----5-(Unk) DENNY
| | | |-----5-(Unk) DENNY
| | |-----4-Mack MAJORS b. 16 Feb 1893, TN, d. 15 Nov 1969,
| | | Rockwood, Roane Co, TN
| | +Clara PHILLIPS b. 7 Feb 1900, AL, d. 13 Jan 1977, Rockwood,
| | Roane Co, TN, m. 17 Feb 1916, Roane Co, TN, par. William
| | Abraham "Bud" PHILLIPS and Jimmie L. "Lula" SARRATT
| | |-----5-Lula Emma Genevieve "Genevieve" MAJORS b. 29 Jun
| | | 1917, Harriman, Roane Co, TN, d. 1 Feb 1964,
| | | Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen, West Germany
| | |-----5-Geraldine MAJORS b. 2 Jul 1919, TN, d. 2 Sep 1993,
| | | Hixson, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
| | |-----5-Stanley Ketchel MAJORS b. Abt 1920, TN, d. 20 Aug
| | | 1968, Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN
| | |-----5-Evlynn MAJORS b. Abt 1924, TN, d. 5 May 1975
| | |-----5-Clara R. MAJORS b. 1925, d. 1925, TN
| |-----3-William Asa MAJORS b. 16 Apr 1866, Rhea Co, TN, d. 20 Sep 1867,
| | Roane Co, TN
| |-----3-Sarah Jane MAJORS b. 26 Jan 1868, Rhea Co, TN, d. 12 Mar 1949,
| | (Winton's Chapel, Roane Co, TN)
| | +Enoch RODGERS b. 30 Oct 1867, North Carolina, USA, d. 30 Oct
| | 1916, Rockwood, Roane Co, TN, m. 20 Dec 1888, Roane Co, TN
| | |-----4-Susan J. "Susie" RODGERS b. 27 Jun 1890, d. 4 May 1937,
| | | (Winton's Chapel, Roane Co, TN)
| | | +Jack KAZAR
| | |-----4-Lou Kimmer RODGERS b. 25 Aug 1892, d. 31 Jul 1925
| | | +George ABEL
| | |-----4-Bronce J. RODGERS b. 20 Jul 1894, d. 10 Mar 1934
| | | +Bell ETTER , m. 24 Nov 1913
| | |-----4-Albert Etter RODGERS b. 8 Sep 1896, d. 2 Jun 1925
| | | +Corda CARROLL , m. 19 Jul 1916
| | | |-----5-Tommy Fay RODGERS b. 25 Mar 1920
| | | |-----5-Winfred H. RODGERS b. 17 Sep 1921
| | | |-----5-Audrey RODGERS b. 7 Feb 1923
| | | |-----5-Mary J. RODGERS b. 5 Jan 1925
| | |-----4-Bessie RODGERS b. Jun 1899, d. Aft 1980
| | | +Robert MARTIN
| | | |-----5-Francis MARTIN
| | |-----4-Nell K RODGERS b. 29 Sep 1901, d. 11 Sep 1984
| | | +Mr. Unk BILLIINGS
| | |-----4-Charles "Bill" RODGERS b. 23 Dec 1903, d. 11 Dec 1980
| | | +Grace FULLER
| | | |-----5-Jane RODGERS
| | | |-----5-Kimmer RODGERS
| | |-----4-J. Fred RODGERS b. 22 Aug 1905, d. 12 Feb 1968
| | +Lucy Ann CRABTREE , m. 31 Jul 1926
| | |-----5-Fred RODGERS Jr.
| | |-----5-Wheeler RODGERS
| |-----3-Robert L. MAJORS b. 23 Feb 1870, Rhea Co, TN, d. 13 Feb 1941,
| | (Glen Alice Cemetery, Roane County, TN, USA)
| | +Nora PLEMING b. 6 Feb 1887, d. 6 Nov 1912, (Hinds Cemetery, Glen
| | Alice, Roane Co, TN), m. 1904, Rhea Co, TN
| | |-----4-Bessie MAJORS b. 1896
| | |-----4-Samuel MAJORS b. 1898
| | |-----4-Earl MAJORS b. 1899, d. 1944, (Hinds Cemetery, Glen Alice,
| | | Roane Co, TN)
| | | +Mrs. Reba MAJORS b. 1908, d. 1998, (Hinds Cemetery, Glen
| | | Alice, Roane Co, TN)
| | |-----4-Pearl MAJORS b. 1901
| | |-----4-Lillian Louise MAJORS
| |-----3-Eliza MAJORS b. 10 Nov 1872, d. 26 Jun 1958, (Oak Grove Cemetery,
| | Rockwood, Roane Co, TN)
| | +Elbert C. ETTER b. 16 Sep 1857, Warrior, Jefferson Co, AL, d. 30
| | Aug 1909, Rockwood, Roane Co, TN, m. 26 Dec 1889, Roane Co, TN
| | |-----4-Pauline Katie ETTER
| | |-----4-J Henry ETTER
| | |-----4-Earl R. ETTER b. Mar 1891
| | | +Belle SHORT , m. 22 Dec 1913
| | |-----4-Elbert C ETTER (2) b. 7 Feb 1893, d. 30 May 1925, (Oak
| | | Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, Roane Co, TN)
| | |-----4-Faye ETTER b. Apr 1898
| | | +S. A. LYNCH
| | |-----4-Katherine Gray ETTER b. Feb 1900, d. 1968
| | | +John Henry WILFORD
| | |-----4-John ETTER b. Abt 1905
| | |-----4-Morgan Kelly ETTER b. Abt 1905
| |-----3-Laura Katherine "Kate" MAJORS b. 28 Jul 1874, TN, d. 6 Oct 1895,
| | (Newport Cemetery, Rhea Co, TN)
| | +Benjamin Franklin "Ben" EAST , m. 9 Nov 1890, Roane Co, TN
| | |-----4-Benjamin Franklin "Frank" EAST b. 25 Aug 1895, d. 15 Feb
| | | 1989, (Hinds Cemetery, Glen Alice, Roane Co, TN)
| | | +Laura HARRIS b. 23 Aug 1896, d. 29 Jan 1986, (Hinds
| | | Cemetery, Glen Alice, Roane Co, TN)
| | | |-----5-Benjamin Oliver EAST b. 27 Feb 1914, d. 29 Aug 1970
| | |-----4-Pearl E. EAST
| | +Mr. Unk. GLESSON
| |-----3-Luther MAJORS b. May 1878, Rhea Co, TN, d. 1946, (Oak Grove
| | Cemetery, Rockwood, Roane Co, TN)
| | +Mollie E. RAULINGS b. 1887, d. 1959, (Oak Grove Cemetery,
| | Rockwood, Roane Co, TN), m. 1904, Rhea Co, TN
| |-----3-Henry MAJORS b. Feb 1883, d. 1914, (Eagle Furnace Cemetery,
| | Rockwood, Rhea Co, TN)
| |-----3-Bell J. MAJORS b. Dec 1884
|-----2-Margaret MAJORS b. Abt 1837
|-----2-Mary E. MAJORS b. Abt 1840
| +Wiley KERSEY b. Oct 1824, SC, d. 7 Apr 1907, Livingston Co, KY, m. 27
| May 1858, Rhea Co, TN
| |-----3-John Anderson KERSEY b. 26 Jun 1861, Rhea Co, TN, d. 1 Jul 1930,
| | Poinsett Co, AR
|-----2-James MAJORS (1) b. Abt 1842
| +Mrs. Susan MAJORS
|-----2-George MAJORS (1) b. Abt 1846
+Ann Eliza HICKEY (Unverified) , par. Carter HICKEY and Sarah Ann HINDS
(2)


Here's some possible but unverified pedigree infromation for Larkin MAJORS from descendant Roy Kersey's research:

Father's name:  Elias MAJORS
b 1780, Jefferson Co. TN; d 1847 in Cedar Co. MO
 m. Margret FLOYD
Elisas' father: Thomas MAJORS b: Abt. 1735 in VA
Elias' mother: Sarah Jamini FULLER b: Abt. 1736 in Baltimore, MD

                             /Isaac MAJORS
                     /Peter MAJORS b: 1703 d: Bef.  1751
             /Thomas MAJORS b: Abt. 1735 d: August 1832
             |       |       /Christopher SLIDER b: Abt 1670
             |       \Mary SLIDER b: Abt. 1707
     /Elias MAJORS b: 1780 d: 1847
     |       \Sarah Jamini FULLER b: Abt. 1736
Larkin MAJORS b: Abt. 1802 d: Before 1880
     \Margret FLOYD



In the 1830 census for Roane County, TN,  Larkin is found north of the Tennessee River in the following context:

Elias MAJORS
Pleasant LEFFEW
Abraham WRIGHT
Larkin MAJORS
(Source: NARA micropublication M19_180, p 39)



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