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[NI00003] Harold retired from the US Navy in 1966 with 20 years service.

In a letter from Perkin to Neeley with no date
From the USS Bataan to Mt. Enterprise
I went to Kyushu - boy was it hot! (as in enemy activity). Then went to Leyte in Philipines and got full of beer. Then went to Tokyo wasn't there long before they "released the atomic bomb and 'flash, flash' the war ended." HAPPY BIRTHDAY (her birthday is Aug 30). Tell June and kids hello.

In a letter from Perkin to Neeley dated 9/28/45
From the USS Bataan to Mt. Enterprise
They will be in NY on 10/16/45. They will be going through the Panama Canal on 10/8. They left Pearl Harbor on 9/25.

[NI00005] Watson & Son Funeral Home in Center, Texas.

[NI00007] Mike operated his own tree care business.
Mike was killed by a "troubled youth" he had taken into his home. He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetary in Minden, Rusk Co, Texas.

[NI00008] Elijah operated a cable ferry at the War Eagle Mill in Benton Co, Arkansas. He homesteaded 160 acres that is now partially covered by a man made lake just east of Rogers, Ar.
Per the Rogers Democrat of August 14, 1907, Elijah died at 6 am on a Saturday.
Elijah is buried in the Grimes family cemetary with his father, Solomon, in Benton Co.

Purchased 80 acres in Benton co., Arkansas
ARMSTRONG ELIJAH 3 19N 29W 79.52 1878/06/24
ARMSTRONG ELIJAH 3 19N 29W 0 1878/06/24

Elijah was married 4 times. Elijah homesteaded 180 acres of land at Rogers, AR where he raised four families. After his death, his last wife stayed on with her daughter and raised vegetables for sale. After Nancy died, the daughter married Elbert Williams. Their son Wateman Williams built a fine brick home and he and his wife lived there. A Betty Armstrong lived on the property at the time of this report. Elijah, his last 3 wives and children - Homer and Washie - are buried in the Grimes Cemetery near Rogers, AR. Source-war records, family bibles, court records, and descendents. (Mildred Armstrong Gilman.)

[NI00009] Sallie reportedly died giving birth to Samuel.

[NI00010] Samuel died of pneumonia while traveling in Missouri with his father, Elijah.

[NI00012] Purchased 80 acres in Benton Co. Arkansas
ARMSTRONG JACKSON 3 19N 29W 0 1889/06/25
ARMSTRONG JACKSON 2 19N 29W 80 1889/06/25

[NI00014] Purchased 78 acrs in Benton co., Arkansas.
ARMSTRONG SOLOMON 3 19N 29W 78.17 1894/06/09

[NI00015] Horace died from eating "poison berries", i.e. chokeberries, according to the mortality schedule of 1860.

[NI00016] Who is T. M. Armstrong who reported his death?

[NI00024] Reuben was a farmer (sharecropper) most of his adult life.

In a letter from Ruben to Robert L. and Raymond George dated 8/3/41.
Ruben lives in Mt. Enterprise Robert & Raymond are in Colorado in a CC Camp.
He stayed all day with Uncle Lawrence (Armstrong) and Grandpa (Benjamin Armstrong). Grandpa is poorly. Got a letter from Tooter (Elzie D.) yesterday, he is out of hospital after 2-3 weeks. He has been in hospital before. Ruben got him a bunch of banties. He has been "disabled" for 9 weeks and can't do anything which doesn't set well with him.

Another letter dated 8/19/41
He got the pictures from them. Regrette? sold the Minden sawmill to the Threshs, Ruben will start nightwatching there Thursday. They moved the mill up the hill, but left the planer in its original location.
An added noted dated 8/20/41 says he just heard that Grandpa died and will be buried tomorrow.

[NI00025] In a letter from Mrs. Ira Clifton (a cousin) to Neeley dated 1/12/45
Garrison, Texas - Mt. Enterprise
JE is at Bruning, Nebraska. Ethel is here and the baby is fat as a "guinie" pig. They are going to Houston. [Ira Clifton 458-88-5080 75961(Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, TX)?]

In a letter from Georgie Fields to Neeley dated 9/26/46
Humble, Texas to Mt. Enterprise
(Ruben has hurt his arm.) How is Ruben's arm? She also mentions uncle Charlie Bird. (Everyone's uncle.)

An empty envelope from someone to Neeley dated 3/13/54
Annapolis, Maryland to Houston (Perkin)

Another letter from Georgie dated 2/8/68
Conroe to Minden
I'm sorry you had the flu. I had inner ear trouble. Leon (my oldest) moved to Liberty. I miss Reed Mountain and I want to see my folks at Nacogdoches.

A letter from Doule and Virgie Crow (Albert Jr's ex) to Neeley dated 2/28/68
Tell Perkin to come see me when he comes to see Honey and Esther. Husband almost died. Gall bladder burst 12/20/67 and scar tissue wrapped around intestines and blocked it in January. Was in the hospital seven weeks. Bobby (my son) lives in Channelview. Albert is in Pennsylvania, Honey is in Houston. Sonny (the baby) is in Japan in the Air Force. He married a Korean girl and has a baby girl one year old. I am 65 now, drawing old age pension - tell Robert it doesn't go far. (he and I used to talk about what we would do with our pensions.)

A letter from Nervy (Dora Minerva Armstrong?) to Neeley - no date
I wish I could plant a garden. Landlord made us get rid of the chickens. Going to write a letter to Dottis (Ruben's sis-in-law). Minnie (Ruben's sister) lives in Dallas, she is having her teeth pulled. Tom (don't know which one) lives in Boise, Idaho.

[NI00026] An empty envelope from Robert to Lawrence Mills dated 1/29/40
San Antonio, New Mexico to Garrison, Texas

In a letter from Robert to Neeley dated 10/7/45
New Guinea to Mt. Enterprise
Robert got a ltter from Perkin. Perkin is going home, he should be home by now. Everyone in the Philipines is going home. He has been visiting graveyards. They are moving one graveyard to a hill. There are about 2000 American soldiers in it. All the graveyards are very pretty. they are moving the Japanese graves to a valley.

[NI00027] In a postcard from Tooter to Neeley - no date
This is a picture of the hospital. I'm tired of being in the hospital. I'm sending some more pictures.

In a letter from Tooter to Neeley dated 10/24/42
Tooter was in El Paso, Neeley in Mt. Enterprise.
Robert is now in Australia and Tooter doesn't like it. He wants to know how his friend, Jack Woodward, died. Tooter is now in the Quartermasters (cook). Roy Dean weighs 12-1/2 pounds.

An empty envelope from Tooter to Ruben dated 1/26/43
Fort Bliss to Mt. Enterprise

An empty envelope from Tooter to Ruben dated 4/14/43
Fort Bliss to Mt. Enterprise

Another empty envelope from Tooter to Neeley dated 7/27/43
San Francisco to Mt. Enterprise

Another letter from Tooter to Neeley dated 10/27/43
California to Mt. Enterprise
He went to see Mattie and Roy Dean was sick (getting better). He wants to send Mattie to Texas when he leaves (he's going overseas to fight). He hasn't heard from Robert and is worried.

A letter to Nettie Mae dated 9/4/44
APO San Francisco to ?
He is breaking up with Mattie, he should have married June. If he ever marries again, it will be to June after he has a business of his own. He asks her what she is going to do about Mike Warnash (his best friend), he thought she was going to marry Mike, Mike is crazy about her. And what about little Pete Green? June needs a place to stay. She won't be trouble like Mattie was. June writes him everyday and she gave him an expensive fountain pen. Tooter has been a sergeant for almost a month and didn't know it until a week ago. He got 43 letters in one day. June's sister, Louise, writes from Dallas.

A letter to Neeley dated 1/15/45
Philipines to Mt. Enterprise
He cannot say where he is, somewhere in the Philipines. He likes it better than New Guinea. He saw Robert in New Guinea. June sent two packages at Christmas, Mattie sent 2 packages, and he got 4 or 5 more packages. He thinks Robert has been overseas long enough. He's waiting for a Filipino to bring him a roasted chicken.

Another letter dated 3/3/49
From Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mt. Enterprise
He got a job driving a truck and has been all over the place: Farmington, New Mexico, Arlington (Harlingen?), Texas, Raymondsville, Texas.

Another letter dated 5/18/50
From Dallas to Mt. Enterprise
Are you still living at the B.A. place? Did you find some of our clothes? Donald's and mine? Is Pete still working at the mill? Page went to see Jerry. Page? has 5 kids now - 3 boys and two girls, oldest 6 or 7 - with Jerry that makes 6 kids. Signed from Elzie, June and boys.

[NI00028] An empty envelope from Mrs. Joe Cannatella (Nettie Mae) to Neeley dated 6/15/43
Houston to Mt. Enterprise

In a letter from Nettie Mae to Dell & Irene mailed 5/27/47
From Houston to Mt. Enterprise
Nettie Mae is expecting an emergency operation any day now. She will get a vacation in August if she doesn't have to use it for the operation. She is at Gene's and Sis' house. Sis in the hospital to have the baby. Nettie Mae takes care of Sis' kids in the daytime while Gene is at work. Leon is in Dallas driving a truck, don't tell him where Nettie Mae is. She is still living with Juanita. She hasn't heard from Speedy.

From Nettie Mae to Neeley dated 3/22/50
Houston to Mt. Enterprise
Pete feels better todaay. What is wrong with Dorothy? I'm at work, so can't say more.

Another letter dated 6/30/66
George A is working day and night. I am working. Ruder is back up "there". Joe Dale is here. Shorty (Jack, Jr.) is a pest. Irene and Gene are okay. Sheriff is looking for Jack (Green). How is Bobby Jack? (He caught his arm in the wringer of the washing machine.) Is Terry Joe in School?

[NI00029] In a letter from Dell & Irene to Neeley mailed August 1945
Olney, Texas to Mt. Enterprise
They bought an air conditioner on Monday. Tommy Helen got married. She and Dell went to see Dell's mother who is making peach preserves. The next door neighbor did Irene's laundry, another neighbor did the ironing. As soon as Irene gets the money, Neeley is to come see them on the bus.

Another letter dated 3/21/50
Houston to Mt. Enterprise
She is sorry to hear that not all is well. Little Pete is still sick and he has a water gun. Wade is still there. Dell will get Ruben's license this week. Dell wants to come see them so they can go fishing.

Another letter with no date
I am miserable. I want you to pray for me. I might live through it. I am about to die from wanting to see Daddy. [I have no idea what this is about.]

[NI00031] A letter from Pete to Neeley dated 1/22/70 (Bobby Jack's birthday)
Pasadena to Henderson
Eulane has the flu. Bobby Jack got his dollar and thought it was another Christmas present.

[NI00040] Bell died of acute mercury poisoning under suspicious circumstances.

[NI00042] Laura was the twin sister of Lawrence Armstrong.
She died at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston.

[NI00043] Lawrence was twin to Laura.

[NI00049] Minerva is buried with Jackson at the Grange Hall Cemetary.

[NI00061] David is buried in the Grange Hall Cemetary, Navarro Co, Texas.

[NI00062] Benjamin is buried in Turks Chapel Cemetary in Benton Co, Arkansas.

[NI00110] Dale died when he fell from the back of a pick-up truck.

[NI00172] William moved to Texas from Benton Co, Arkansas, between the summer of 1860 and 1864 when his daughter Virginia was born.
William Warfield petitioned the court for guardianship of his sister, Elizabeth, who was of unsound mind. Solomon had left her his land when he returned to Arkansas. The original petition was filed on January 8, 1869 and granted on January 25th. An inventory filed with the court by William on January 26, 1869 shows 272 acres valued at $500. William received several disbursements for building 'cribs and smokehouses' in 1870 and later. He sold the land in parcels and the last was sold by January 23, 1875. By 1880 Lydia, his wife, is counted as a widow in the Smith County census.

1850 Calaway Co, MO Census 12th dist p. 294b
8 1375 1375 Wm Armstrong 30 M KY
9 1375 1375 Lydia Armstrong 26 F KY
10 1375 1375 Lucy A Armstrong 8 F MO
11 1375 1375 James T Armstrong 6 M MO

2 | 1375 1375 | Saml Edge | 50 M | Farmer | VA | X | E320 | Deaf
3 | 1375 1375 | Lucy Edge | 49 F | | KY | | E320 |
4 | 1375 1375 | Mary Edge | 20 F | | KY | X | E320 |
5 | 1375 1375 | Ann Edge | 18 F | | KY | | E320 |
6 | 1375 1375 | Martin B Edge | 14 M | | KY | X | E320 |
7 | 1375 1375 | Eliza Edge | 9 F | | MO | X | E320 |
8 | 1375 1375 | Wm Armstrong | 30 M | | KY | | A652 |
9 | 1375 1375 | Lydia Armstrong | 26 F | | KY | | A652 |
10 | 1375 1375 | Lucy A Armstrong | 8 F | | MO | | A652 |
11 | 1375 1375 | James T Armstrong | 6 M | | MO | | A652 |

1870 Smith Co Census Etna Beat, p. 272
ARMSTRONG, Warfield head 57 farmer 726/198 MO
Lydia 45 k.h. KY
Sylvester 17 farm labor MO
Susan 12 AR
Virginia 6 TX
Benjamin 3 TX
Elizabeth 46 MO

[NI00173] 1850 Smith Co Census 9/24/1850 page 49
9 97 97 Armstrong Solomon 60 M Virginia
10 97 97 Armstrong Anna 57 F Kentucky
11 97 97 Armstrong Elizabeth 18 F Missouri
REMARKS: Idiotic
12 97 97 Armstrong James 16 M Farmer Missouri
13 97 97 Armstrong Eda 14 F Missouri
14 97 97 Armstrong Jackson 12 M Missouri
15 97 97 Armstrong Edmund 8 M Arkansas
16 97 97 Armstrong John F 6 M Arkansas

Solomon went to Smith Co., Texas, just south of present day Tyler, sometime before 1850 and claimed land as his pension right for service in the War of 1812. A family tale has it that his son, Jackson Calvin, went to work for a man there who refused to pay him. In an altercation over this, Solomon struck the man with a fireplace tool. Fearing reprisal, he left his lands to his mentally retarded daughter, Elizabeth, asked her brother, William, to care for her and returned to Arkansas where he settled and raised the younger children.
Solomon died in Rogers from injuries suffered in a fall. His son, Elijah, in claiming his veteran's burial costs explained it as "fell, brained hisself, and was insane til he died."

According to the 1850 census of Smith County, Solomon was born in Virginia.

He enlisted in the War of 1812 at Adair Co, KY and served as a private in Captain Adkisson's Company. He was honorably discharged at Columbia, Adair Co, KY in 1814.

He married Ann at Cumberland, Harlan Co, KY in 1814. They had a son, Solomon, born in 1816 and a son, William, born in 1818, both births in KY. Another son, Elijah, was born in Missouri. The 1850 Census has the family living in Tyler, Smith Co, TX. Six children living with them : Elizabeth, b. 1832, MO; James, b. 1834, MO; Etta, b. 1836, MO; Jackson, b. 1838, MO; Edmund, b. 1842, AR; and John, b. 1844, AR.

In 1857, Solomon and Ann left their children in Tyler and went by horseback to Bentonville, Benton Co, AR, where they lived with their son, William, until their deaths. Ann died first. Solomon died at age 89 on July 26, 1879 following injuries received in a fall.

Solomon and Anna are listed from 1852-1855 in the Roll Books of the Seven Leagues Church. "Seven Leagues, Texas and the Baptist Church of Christ at Seven Leagues. Located near present-day Noonday not far from the Neches River in southwestern Smith County. This article submitted by Wilma Thedford comes from a book belonging to Lois Cambern Marsh, 2200 Evergreen, Pampa, TX 79065, entitled "They Came to Stay." Lois March, the author of this book, was a descendant of the Kutch and Cambern families. The Seven Leagues Society was a member of the Jacksonville Circuit, Tyler District, Methodist Episcopal Church South, East Texas Conference. All names copied according to the clerk's spelling."

[NI00174] According to the 1850 census of Smith Co, Ann was Anna and was 57 years old.

[NI00176] Benton Co, AR, Circuit Court
State vs. Robert Armstrong. In May, 1845, the defendant, Robert Armstrong, was indicted and tried for the crime of murder, and acquitted. The offense was committed in another county. [I don't know if this is the right Robert but it would explain why I can't find anything on him.]

[NI00178] 1850 census remarks: idiotic
In 1860, she is living with Jackson and his wife. In 1870, she is with William Warfield and family. In 1880, Elizabeth is living with Haywood McCarley and her niece, Lucy.

[NI00180] 1850 census says Eda

[NI00181] CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: TX COUNTY: Smith DIVISION: Tyler Beat, Tyler P O REEL NO: 1305 PAGE NO: 87b REFERENCE: 5 Sep 1860 - J J Stanford, Enumerator
1860 Smith Co, Texas Census - Tyler Beat p. 272 309/315
35 1199 1198 Armstrong Jackson 22 M Farmer 350/400 MO
36 1199 1198 Armstrong Ann 17 F MO
37 1199 1198 Armstrong Elizabeth 40 F MO

[NI00182] 1850 census says Edmund.

[NI00183] Jno F and N J F Armstrong sold 100 acres to J F Wood, Smith Co, Texas land records book Q page 11 [J F Wood married Alcey Armstrong]
J F Armstrong bought 100 acres from Solomon Armstrong, Smith Co, Texas land records book O page 12

[NI00184] 1880 Smith County Census page 207 fam # 209
ARMSTRONG, Lidia 60 MO MO MO keeping house
Luvinia dau 16 TX MO MO
Frank son 17 TX MO MO
Henry? (m) g-child 8 TX MO MO

[NI00186] 1870 Smith Co Census 7/20/1870 p. 272
ARMSTRONG, James head 26 farm labor MO
Nellie 24 kh TX

[NI00188] There is a marriage record for an A. E. Armstrong (bride) and G. W. Davis in Smith Co, Texas, marriage book B pg 366 on 9 Jul 1865. This may be Ann.

I find a Green Davis in 1850 TX Census and Gideon in 1860 TX Census

[NI00195] 1880 Smith Co Census Justice Pct. 5, page 207
MCCARLEY, Haywood 48 TN Farmer
Lucy A. wife 38 MO MO MO
Ettie R. dau 11 TX TN MO
George W. son 7 TX TN MO
Margarett J. dau 5 TX TN MO
Ezekial son 3 TX TN MO
Elizabeth sis-in-law 48 MO MO MO

Dean Cemetery
Infant of Mrs. Minnie ARMSTRONG, (*Smith, TX) (*McCARLEY) 28 Feb 1903

[NI00200] See "History of Benton County", Arkansas F890

[NI00259] There is also an Ashland in Clay Co.

[NI00294] Another Rankin in Holmes Co.

[NI00297] Probably Navarro Co.

[NI00378] Died while on duty with the US Army during WWII.

[NI00491] From family stories; Alec came in from the fields to find his wife, Cora, sick in bed with the flu. Nancy Eleanor, the infant, was also sick. He took Nancy and sat in a chair with her to allow Cora to get some rest. The next morning his brothers found him still rocking the dead child's body. Nancy had died during the night.

[NI00512] Declaration for pension.
I was born on the 20th of January 1759 in Paxtang, Lancaster Co, PA. I have no evidence of my age but decrepitude and gray hairs. The Bible in which it was recorded I have often seen and is, I have reason to believe, in the hands of someone of the family in Kentucky. At about five years of age, my father moved across the Susquehannah to Cumberland Co [PA] near to Carlisle taking me along with him. I was living there when I first entered the service of my country. It was about the 12th day of May 1777 that I was enrolled in one Captain Jordan's Company of Militia and took the oath of alligiance to Congress along with all the troops on parade amounting to hundreds. From this time I held myself in readiness to march upon the first summons and it was not long until my services were required for the British and Indians having laid seige to fort Freeland on the west branch of the Susquehannah. Some five or six hundred men were ordered to march from York and Cumberland Counties to the relief of the Fort. Upon this occasion, I became a volunteer in Captain Asa Hill's Company (other company officers not recollected). And on the first day of July 1777, to the best of my recollection, we marched from Carlisle and went to Fort Freeland which we found in ashes having been taken and destroyed by the enemy. The fire was not yet extinguished and we found the bodies of men, women, and children lying about the Fort which we buried and then hastened forward in order to overtake the enemy but after pursuing them about 100 miles beyond the Fort in the direction of Niaora. The pursuit became hopeless and was given over and we spent some considerable time ranging backwards and forwards in the Buffalo Valley and on the frontiers in order to protect the frontier settlements. And after having undergone considerable hardships and privations, we returned to our homes which we reached months after the day we had left them and dispersed - for I cannot say we were discharged, as no written discharges were given. I think our force amounted to somewhere about six or seven hundred men in this expedition. We were joined on our outward march by some flaming fellows, field officers I suppose, but who they were I cannot now recollect. The only field officer of whom I have any recollections as having been engaged in that expedition was one Major Gibson. I think Thomas Gibson who resided in our town of Carlisle and who went out as our Major.
In the fall of the year 1777 there came an order from the government to raise troops in our part of the County to be marched to Valley Forge where General Washington and the American forces were encamped, the British being at the same time in possession of Philadelphia about sixteen miles off. Being an apprentice in Carlisle at that time, though I was anxious to march, I was not allowed to volunteer but had to stand a draft, and the lot fell upon me as one of those who would have to march. Accordingly, on Christmas, or a very few days before, we took up the line of march for Valley Forge. What makes me recollect the time is that either in York or Lancaster, through both of which places we passed, New Year's Day rejoicings were going on. The Congress was sitting in York, and I myself tho' young at the time had a conversation with one General Roberdoux, a member of Congress I think, as we passed through. The Company in which I marched was commanded by Captain William McClure who lived within three miles of Carlisle. I think the name of the Lieutenant was Donaldson, the Ensign I do not recollect. We were but two companies together on the march. We crossed the Susquehannah at Wright's Ferry and proceeded along the Philadelphia till we reached the White Horse where we turned off to the left, went by the Yellow Springs and thence to Valley Forge, which was but a few miles farther. We reached Valley Forge a few days after New Years in 1778 where we found the whole American Army under General George Washington. there was a General Wayne, General Lafayette Sutben (it is unclear whether this is a 'misrecorded' reference to two people: the Marquis de Lafayette and General Steuben, both of whom were at Valley Forge), there was my intimate acquaintance Major Hay who was wounded at the storming of Stoney Point. Captain James Morrison afterwards Colonel Morrison who died not many years since at Lexington, KY. Colonel Butler who was afterward General Butler and who fell at St Clair's Defeat, Captain Thomas of the regulars who was wounded at the Battle of Germantown. these last four I was well acquainted with personally. When we reached Valley Forge, we were placed under the command of one General Lacy who, though a Quaker, had suffered his love of country to subdue his Quaker principles so far as to engage him in warlike occupations.
We did not remain in camp, but almost as soon as we had reached it, we marched under the command of General Lacy across the Shikill into Bucks and Philadelphia Counties and cruised about between the enemy and Valley Forge in order to cut off the foraging parties of the enemy and protect the inhabitants. We had no engagement while out. We several times met with a few of the enemy who generally fled firing and receiving a fire from us. I recollect that one night during our march we were met at midnight by a detachment under the command of Colonel Butler who I presume was engaged in the same sort of service with ourselves. I remember seeing our General Lacy and the Colonel embrace and after having had some conference, the commanders and detachments parted. Some time in March we returned to Valley Forge, what fixes this in my recollection is that during our absence from camp we heard that a disturbance had occured in the Pennsylvania Line of the occasion of the celebrating of St Patrick's Day which was on the 17th of March. We marched back to Carlisle by the same way we had gone and saw Congress still sitting in Little York. We reached Carlisle on the last day of March or within not more than 6 or 8 days of that time as I firmly believe and were regularly discharged. When I say we were discharged, I understood we were discharged by General Lacy whilst we were in Bucks County under his command owing to the approach of the expiration of our term of service and thence went to Valley Forge and thence home to Carlisle. We received written discharges from our Captains but I have lost mine many a day ago. In fact I never thought about preserving mine. It is right that I should say what is a fact that tho' I was drafted no one was ever more willing to march than I was and I would have volunteered if I had liberty to do so. In this campaign I was engaged three months or more I believe. After this I remained in Carlisle until I was married and very soon after that removed to Westmoreland County in the same state. Whilst there a detachment of British and Indians made an attack upon Hannah's Town about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. Several Companies were immediately raised all volunteers who, under the command of one Colonel John Perry, marched to the relief of Hannah's Town. I was with this expedition in Captain Daniel williamson's Company, subaltern officers not recollected. When we reached Hannah's Town it was involved in smoke. The town was burned to ashes, a small Fort that had been in the town had, however, held out and escaped the flames. Many of the people were killed. Mrs. Hannah and her daughter with many others were taken prisoners. The enemy had left the town about 24 hours before we reached it. We pursued them northwardly about one hundred miles. Finding it impossible to overtake them we returned towards home and were ordered in detachments of fifty, twenty-five, to different Stockdale forts that were about the frontiers to scout and guard the settlements and after having been engaged in this service from the first day of our marching about two months, we were discharged without any particular formality, being permitted to go to our several homes. I think this happened near the close of the War about the year 1781/1782 but to state the day on which we marched out and the day we were discharged is impossible and I hope will not be considered indispensible when my great age is considered. I refer, however, to history which I presume must have noticed the burning of Hannah's Town. It must have been not more than a day or two previous to that event that we marched as we lived in the same county of which is the (Last of Justice) and I have stated that we were not discharged from active service for two months or thereabouts, I can not be more particular. Mrs. Hannah and several of the other prisoners afterward got back home for I remember to have seen them. Hannah's town was burned in July and the succeeding fall, I think in October, a campaign was projected against the Indians up the Allegany and a considerable number of troops were raised by volunteering of which I was one. We marched under the command of General Erwin of Pittsburgh and ascended the Allegany for a considerable distance but, whether the General thought our force insufficient or what other cause there might have been I never could learn certain it is, we were ordered back and returned home after an absence of about six weeks. I served in the expedition under the same Captain Dan williamson as a volunteer. We did no good on that expedition and I always considered it a complete failure. We however spent some of our time in scouting and ranging on the frontier in order to protect the settlements and allay the fears of the inhabitants. A year or two after this I removed to Lexington, KY and found there that although the war was over with for England, it was not over with the Indians for I volunteered in a company of horses commanded by Captain Nathaniel Wilson of Lexington whence we marched to Major Shelby's house whence we marched under his command southward into what was then called Tennessee against the Chicamauge Indians. Whilst on our march we were met by an express from the governor of North Carolina and informed that some sort of a treaty had been made with those Indians which would render our further services unnecessary whereupon we marched back home after an absence of about six weeks.
I, after this, volunteered to march against the Indians northwest of the Ohio and made a fruitless march of some days or weeks being ordered back by General Scott. I have not mentioned all the military services which I have rendered my country as it would make too long a story. I have always marched when there was a prospect of danger. I have had two brothers who were killed in the Revolutionary War, one near Philadelphia under General Washington, another in Clark's Campaign to the west. Taking my first three expeditions together, I served fully seven months and taking all together I believe more than a year. I am old and fortune has not smiled upon me. Both these have probably conspired to prey as well upon my memory as upon my body. I do not know any living person by whom I can prove the rendition of the services which I have mentioned. Colonel Morrison of Lexington who died a few years ago is the last man within my knowledge with whom I was acquainted in service.
I lived in Kentucky about Lexington for a great many years of my life where I was well known and could refer to many respectable men of that state to testify as to my character both a man of integrity and truth of my Revolutionary Services. I could name as such W I Barry, Felix Grundy, Henry Clay, all of whom I knew when they were boys and who, if they will tax their memories a little, can speak of me. From Kentucky, I came to this country and have resided in this County of Callaway for the last few years and am known here to many, several of whom knew me in Kentucky and some of whom have heard their parents speak of me. Amongst those to whom I be known I will name the Judges of this Court, also Colonel William A Rupell, Colonel J I Moore, E B Litton, and many others.

William and Sarah lived in Cumberland County until about 1783, then moved to the following places: Westmoreland, Lexington KY with 13 children: John, Nancy, George, Elijah, Solomon, Jane, William, Elizabeth, Malinda, Sarah, Mary, Andrew, and Samuel. Some of the children moved west into Calloway Co MO in 1831.

William and Sarah moved to Louisa, Va then to Lexington, KY. Shortly before his death, they moved to Callaway Co, MO. After William's death, Sarah returned to Fayette, KY to the home of her daughter and was living there in 1860 at age 91. Federal Census 1860.

DAR Application of Jennie Belle Wilmont Philippi, approved April 12, 1951. She sent copies of Bible records, wills, deeds, obituaries, and grave inscriptions, and other records for each generation below - filed under NSDar #320371 and 372205. She states on Ancestor's services:
William Armstrong enlisted first about May 12, 1777 in the Cumberland Co, PA Militia. He served under Captains Jordan, Asa Hil,, William McClure, Daniel Williamson, and Colonel John Perry. In his Pension application he stated he was at Valley Forge with Washington in 1777. He fought against the Indians after the Revolutionary War. He was pensioned under the Act of June 7 1832 on Certificate # 13 362 which was paid at the Missouri Agency. His widow. Sarah, was pensioned under the Act of June 4, 1836, on Certificate # 4 382 and was paid at the Kentucky Agency. Pension listed as "Armstrong, William W."
Was sued by Thomas Anderson of North Carolina who appointed Henry Clay as his lawyer.

[NI00513] Other source says she died in 1855.

[NI00514] 1870 Sumner Co, TN Census
4 604 54 Armstrong J. M. 48 M W Farm Laborer . . TN . . . . . .
4 604 54 Armstrong Sarah J. 42 F W Keeping House . . TN . . . . . .
4 604 54 Stone Saml F. 9 M W . . . TN . . . . . .

Sumner County Marriages
Armstrong, James Stone, Sarah Jane 29 May 1846 Bruce, John (bondsman)

[NI00515] There are records that say a Nancy Armstrong married Ellis R. Sloan 8/7/1834 in Callaway Co, MO.

[NI00517] 1850 Callaway Co, MO Census 12th dist p199b
29 73 73 William Armstrong 32 M Farmer 1000 VA
30 73 73 Jane Armstrong 16 F TN
31 73 73 Nancy Armstrong 14 F TN
32 73 73 Richard Armstrong 9 M MO
33 73 73 Wm Armstrong 6 M MO

[NI00521] Or born in 1808

[NI00522] Or born in 1808

[NI00524] Fayette Co court records: apprenticeship to Porter Clay to learn cabinet making

[NI00532] Sumner Co, Tennessee 1880 Census, page 153, Dist 10
138-153 LEE, THOMAS R. W M 30 TN

[NI00533] 1840 Calloway Co, Missouri, Census
George Kibler with Mary and Catherine and one female slave aged 36-55. Engaged in Manufacturing.

1850 Callaway Co, MO Census p267b
18 1014 1014 George Kibler 50 M. Hatter VA
19 1014 1014 Mary Kibler 53 F KY
20 1014 1014 Catharine A Kibler 18 F MO

[NI00534] See Engles "Notes and Queries".
I have an inquiry which states that Robert died in 1771 in Dauphin county.
married to Anna E. Thompson
Or died 4/18/1771
Lived at Paxtang until 1764 when they moved the opposite bank of the Susquehanna.

[NI00536] John was captured by the British during their occupation of Philadelphia. When released in 1777 he alleged he'd been poisoned while in confinement and died a few days later.

[NI00537] Other source says born in 1758.

[NI00538] Or died at Fieldon, Jersey Co, Illinois.
Resided 1787-1801 Warren Co, Kentucky and 1810 Illinois, and 12/2/1833 Green, Illinois
Pension application #M23461 for service in a Pennsylvania Line Regiment
He was a Private, Artificer, and Scout and served (1777) in Captain Lorned's Company, and also Colonel Chamber's Pennsylvania Regiment. Also served under Colonel George Rogers Clark.
When John was about 8, his father moved the family west to Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania. During the Revolution, Joshua served several enlistments. Here is his sworn account as recorded in his application for pension under the Pension Act passed by Congress on 7/7/1832

State of Illinois, Greene County
Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress of the 7th of June 1832.
On this 2nd day of December, 1833, personally appeared in open court, (being a court of record) in and for the County of Greene, Joshua Armstrong, a resident of the County of Greene and State of Illinois, now in the 78th year of his age, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress (passed) june 7th 1832, that he was drafted into service of the United States as a private in the Pennsylvania Militia, in the year 1777 to serve a tour of 60 days under Captain Leard, attached to Colonel Chambers' regiment. General Potter's Brigade, while the British were in Philadelphia. He was in two engagements against the British, the first at Chestnut Hill, the second at the (Leven) Ford near the Guelph Mill, where his brother, John Armstrong, was taken prisoner and confined in Philadelphia until the British abandoned the place, after a few days of his release, he died, alleging that he was poisoned while in confinement.
2nd-Sometime after, the date not now distinctly recollected, he was drafted as a Private in the Pennsylvania Militia to go against the Indians at Standing Stone-he served two months of this expedition under Lieutenant Junkins from Cumberland Co, Pennsylvania, the services performed in Canoe Valley, Junietta-The Company was divided and stationed at different points to protect the frontier, the names of the different Officers not at this time recollected.
3rd-He served a tour of duty of two months at Wheeling Fort, and was engaged during the time in scouting-his impression is that during this service he was under subordiante Officers, who were changed during the time and their names not now recollected.
4th-In the year 1781, about the 1st day of August, he entered into the service of the United States at Pittsburgh, under General George Rogers Clark, Colonel Crockett, Majors Crittendon and Wells. He was in the service, this time four and a half months and served as an Artificer (besides performing military duty under Captain Bruce) under William anderson, foreman of Artificers-during this service, he was with the troops down the Ohio to the Falls, and returned by water to Wheeling. He lost his brother, Joseph Armstrong, who was killed in the expedition, having received a wound at the Falls, at the same time Captain Keller was wounded, who also died.
5th-He served a tour of duty of two months at Wheeling under Colonel Marshall of the Pennsylvania, who gave him a written discharge a few days before the expiration of his time for carrying an express to Deckers Fort Mingo at the bottom of the Ohio, which service was performed at great hazard, but the discharge has been lost. He states upon oath aforesaid that his whole service amounted to twelve and a half months. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the Pension Roll of any agency in any state.
Whereupon the court propounded the following interrogations to the applicant:
1-Where and what year were you born?
I was born in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania, August 1, 1756 and was raised in Cumberland Co, PA.
2-Have you any record of your age, and if so, where is it?
My age was recorded in a large family Bible now in my possession.
3-Where were you living when called to service, where have you lived since the Revolutionary War, and where do you now live?
I was living in cumberland Co, PA when called into service, since the Revolutionary War, I have lived first in Monongahala from thence to Virginia in Rockingham Co where I married, from there I removed to Bourbon Co, Kentucky, and after a residence of six years, I moved to Greene Co, KY, remained there six years, and then moved to Warren Co, KY lived there 16 years and then removed to the Territory of Illinois in the year 1810, since which time I have resided in the Territory and State and now in Greene Co, Illinois.
4-How were you called into service, were you drafted or did you volunteer or were you a substitute, and if a substitute, for whom?
I have stated in my declaration as near as my memory will serve me, the manner in which I was called into service-the service under General Clark was volunteered for a promise of pay as an Artificer, but I never received any.
5-State the names of the regular Officers who were with the troops where you serviced, such Continental and Militia Regiments as you can recollect and the general circumstances of your service.
I have already stated in my declaration all that is distinctly recollected and esteemed material to my application.
6-Did you receive a discharge from the service and, if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it?
I never received any discharge except the one from Colonel Marshall that I recollect, and that has been lost as before stated.
7-State the names of the persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity, and their belief of your services as a soldier of the Revolution.
The Reverend Major Dotson, Reverend Fletcher Dotson, Reverend William Smith, John Thompson, General John Thompson Jr, Chester Bethel, James Rusk, Jefferson Robertson, Morris Armstrong (his son), and Chelston Smith.
In witness whereof the said Joshua Armstrong subscribed his name in open court on the date before mentioned.
His mark, Joshua Armstrong.
Joshua Armstrong Pension file also contains the statement by his widow, Sarah, that was filed to obtain her Pension rights as a survivor of a Revolutionary soldier.

In 1810, Joshua moved to Illinois and was a Ranger until the Indians were driven from the southern part of the state. Prior to coming to Illinois, he had removed to Kentucky, and in the year above mentioned, he settled in what is now Madison Co, Illinois. Joshua remained where he first settled until 1824 when he removed his family to Jersey Co, near Fielding, where the old pioneer and soldier remained until his death.
In 1816, in Madison co, Joshua was permitted to buid a toll bridge across Silver Creek on the road leading from the 'Settlement' to the United States Salines, and to charge the following rates: Teams 25 cents, man and horse 12 1/2 cents, and men alone 6 1/4 cents.
Joshua served as Justice of Madison Co (appointed 1 Jan 1818) and as Trustee of the Schools in 1819.
Most of Joshua's and Sarah's children were born in Kentucky, but raised in Illinois.
Joshua died on Christmas Day in 1844 in Greene Co, IL and is buried in the Armstrong Cemetery (sometimes called the Richland Cemetery) in Jersey County.
Sarah continued to draw Widow's Pension until her death in January 1850
General John Armstrong, born 10/13/1717, in Brookboro, Ireland, died 3/9/1795 in Herman, Harrisburg Co, PA, is an uncle of Joshua Armstrong.?

[NI00539] See "Chronicles of the Armstrongs" pg 328.
See "Armstrong Family History", Mae Armstrong

Joseph served in General George Rogers Clark's expedition to win over or defeat the Indians during the Revolution. It was known as the Falls of Ohio Expedition. Joseph was wounded in the battle and subsequently died of his wounds. Joshua was also on this expedition.

[NI00540] There is an account of an Indian attack which says:
"In 1780, the Indians came suddenly upon Andrew Armstrong and took him prisoner with his oldest child and Nancy Bundy. His wife who was enceinte, concealed herself under the bed and escaped."
I do not know if this is our Andrew but it occurred in the valley of the Susquehanna.

[NI00544] Faced persecution for participating in the Battle of Portland Hills and escaped to Down, Co Ballynahaih, Ireland.

[NI00547] William and Jean came to America with bros George and John and settled in western Pa about 1742.
Was commissioned Lt 5/10/1736 and was on the expedition to the Kittanning. Commissioned Capt 12/24/1757 and Major 7/4/1764. Commanded 2nd Battalion of the Provincial Regiment of Pennsylvania.
"Chronicles of the Armstrongs" pp370-371
"Days Hist Collection"

Or born at Ballyreagh, Ireland.

Or died 9/12/1783 at Aghavea, Co Fermanagh, Ireland.

[NI00548] A Lt-Col in the French and Indian Wars in 3rd Pennsylvania Battalion.
Land Warranty in Cumberland Co, PA, Armstrong, George 100 ac May 21, 1750

[NI00550] Or born at Paxtang, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania
There is a Milton in Armstrong Co.

[NI00554] See "Ten Lords of Mangerton"

It is assumed that Edward was in the Ireland Civil War, in King Charles I's army, as he is listed with the rank of Captain.

Edward moved from Brookboro, Co Fermanagh, to Ederney about 1650 and took possession of an estate called Terwinney.

Edward was buried at Aghavea, the place of a prehistoric fortress of "forth". The graves are in the center of the "rath", according to John Taylor, historian of the Armstrongs of Terwinney, called the "Place of the Birches". In about the center of the circle lie the remains of the immediate descendants of Christie's Will. Ranging from the main path and about 50 feet from the gate are six vaults, side by side, in the order of their ages, all with the Armstrong armorial bearings carved upon them. The carving of the first and oldest, with the exception of the coat of arms, is all worn away. It marks the grave of a descendant or relative of Christie's Will. The present church is built just within the circle. Aghavea is located about a mile from Brookboro.

[NI00556] Or born at Brookboro, Co Fermanagh, Ireland

Or died at Longfield, Scotland

[NI00557] Or born at Brookboro, Co Fermanagh, Ireland

[NI00558] It is well known that during the troubles of Charles I, the Earl of Traquair continued unalterably fixed in his attachment to his unfortunate master, in whose service he haphazarded his person and impoverished his estate. On one occasion, his lordship dispatched Christie's Will to London upon business of the highest importance to his Majesty. But the task was a difficult one, as the Parliamentary leaders used their utmost endeavors to prevent any communication between the King and his Scottish friends. Will arrived at London and delivered his papers in safety. In the meantime, his embassy had taken air and orders were dispatched by the enemy to intercept him. He passed skillfully from London to Carlisle, a distance of 265 miles, stopping at the latter to refresh his horse and then proceeded on his journey. Crossing the bridge over the Eden just outside of Carlisle, he suddenly discovered Parliamentary soldiers springing up like magic at both ends of the bridge. There was nothing left to do but take to the water, which was in high flood. Facing downstream, he patted the horse's neck, and with a touch of the spur, gracefully cleared the parapet. Horse and rider were carried by the swift current to a place called the Stanners, or Stanhouse, where he guided the horse up the wet bank, but they slipped back into the river. Quickly cutting the loop which held his long wet cloak, he made for the bank again. With noble effort, the animal brought his master to firm ground. The solders, for a time struck with wonder, forgot to fire upon him. Two or three ran down the water-side intending to capture him, but Will pointed his wet pistol at them, which weapon (although usueless) caused them to halt. From the Eden, he was chased to the Esk, which he swam. Gaining the farther side, he wheeled around and, in true Border style, called to his pursuers to come through and drink with him. They declined, knowing he was in the neighborhood of friends. After this taunt, he proceeded on his journey and faithfully accomplished his mission. Source-Border Exploits, edition 1812, page 292.

In 1630, Will kidnapped Sir Alexander Gibson, Lord Dune, a judge, and kept him for 3 months in a castle dungeon until court decided in favor of his friend, then released the judge at night. Judge and friends thought Will had been spirited away by witchcraft.

William, son of Christopher, and grandson of John of Gilnockie, left Scotland taking his nephew, Andrew, with him and settled in northern County Fermanagh, Ireland, where he becamethe founder of a numerous family whose branches flourished in those parts. This was some years after the death of Queen Elizabeth. Another source states that Will went to Ireland in 1604.

Armstrong families of Ireland, most trace back to William and nephew Andrew in Brookboro, Ireland.

The Munro clan had a long minority in the chieftainship from 1635 to 1651 coinciding with the Civil War. During these years, General Robert Munro commanded the army sent by the Scottish Parliament to Ireland in 1642. Colonel William died in battle in King Charles I's British Army, during the period of the first Civil War with Ireland 1642-1646.

[NI00561] Or died at Londonderry, Ireland

[NI00562] Or born at Brookboro, Co Fermanagh, Ireland

Or died at Carrickmakeegan, Leitrim, Ireland

[NI00563] Or born at Brookboro, Co Fermanagh, Ireland

[NI00564] Or born at Brookboro, Ireland

[NI00566] Or born in Brookboro, Co Fermanagh, Ireland

[NI00569] Christie could muster up to 3000 horsemenn. He led a raid into Annandale in 1543. Source-On Border Exploits, edition 1812 page 94, On 24th of January, 1557, Sir John Maxwell of Terregles, Knight, granted to Christie Armstrong, called John's Christie, the teynds of the parish of Stabillgortoun, for which Armstrong undertook to pay the yearly sum of viij lb. Scotch as long as he was in possession, and resign the same when called upon to do so.

January 24, 1557-58, Christie led a raid into England, at Carlisle Castle where Kinmount Will was a prisoner. With 200 men, he forged the wall and realeased Will and they made their escape without a man lost. Among them were four sons of Kinmount Will, two Elliots, and four Bells.

Christie was murdered by John Musgrave at Barngleish in 1606. source-The Douglas Book, vol III, Elizabethan Report 1563-1566.

[NI00571] May have been born at Gilnockie, The Borders, Scotland

[NI00575] I also have sources which say John was born at Mangerton, On the Border, Scotland and died at Carlinrigg, On the Border, Scotland.

Laird John was of the Border and the stories of his exploits run all through Scottish literature and Sir Walter Scott made frequent references to him.

John was granted lands in Elkdale and Dumphrieshire, Scotland, August 4, 1525, by Robert, Lord of Maxwell. (Book of Carlsvsverock, vol 2, page 479 # 102). Pamphlet on Debatable Lands by Thomas Carlyle. (Terry Armstrong)

John was a noted reiver (officer of a given district charged with collection of revenues) with the reputation of Robin Hood, who levied tributes as far as Newcastle and rode ever with 24 able gentlemen well horsed, yet he never molested any Scotsman.

Gilnockie was not built until about 1525. Before that date, the site of John's Tower was not in the hands of the Armstrongs, but belonged to the priory of Canonbie, which was renting the lands to Lord Maxwell. At this present day, Alan Armstrong of Nether Thorn(m?)iewhats, N.N., who was created Land of Non Baronial Status, the whole of the deeds to the site of Gilnockie, which he owns, had to be resited and the lands were recorded in the 16th century as Nether Thorniewhats, hence his territorial designation.

Christopher and brother, John of Gilnockie, jointly built Langholm Castle, at the behest of Lord Maxwell, their overlord. Whithaugh, Hollows Tower, was not built until after the death of John, by Lord Herries. It was not until an act of Parliament in 1535, that men with certain income could erect stone towers. Prior to this, any that were attempted were cast down by the Crown unless prior permission had been granted. Source - Alan Armstrong of Nether Thorniewhats, N.N. (Guardian of Langholm Castle.)

The Earl of Northumberland, in 1582, put the power of the Armstrongs, with their adherents, above the three thousand horsemen. Mangerton Castle, in Liddesdale, on the east bank of the Liddel, a little north of its junction with the Kersope, was the seat of the 7th Laird of Mangerton Castle, Thomas Armstrong, brother of John.

John, who was later known as Gilnockie, removing from Liddesdale early in the century, as it is thought, he settled on the church lands of Canonbie and at a place called the Hollows, on the west side of the Esk, built a tower which still remains.

The historian, Piscottie, attributes John with the statement, "King Henry would weigh down my best horse with gold to know I were condemned to die this day."

Defiant to the last, John said these words directly to King James V, "I am but a fool to seek grace at a graceless face, but had I known you would have taken me this day, I would have lived in the Borders despite King Harry and you both."

King James V of Scotland was to rue his treatment of the Armstrongs when they failed to support his invasion of England, which ended in the dismissal rout of Solway Moss in 1542.

King James' men trapped John in Mosspaul in the defile at the head of Eweswater with a few of John's men. Teviothead, oldest kirkyard, now a meadow. Here within railed enclosures, lies the pit in which Johnnie Armstrong lies buried with numerous of his followers, hanged at Carlinrigg by the boy king, James V, without a trial in 1530. Nearby in another old kirkyard opposite the present kirk, is a memorial to Johnnie, erected by subscription in the 19th century. Mosspaul, in the narrow defile on the A7, Johnnie and his followers were ambushed there on their way to join King James V on a hunting party.

Source-Notable Southern Families, Zella Armstrong, "All the Armstrongs of Ireland in the 17th century are descended from John and all the American Armstrongs, who trace trhough the Scotch Irish Clan."

[NI00579] Alexander had 7 sons represented by the 7 branches of the oak tree that is used on the Armstrong shield and coat of arms. This coat is drescribed in the Harleian Manuscripts, vol 2120, page 138, as that of "Armstrong of Maingertoune". The same coat was born by the family which possessed the property in Ewesdale. The coat appears on a monument in Ewes Churchyard for John Armstrong of Sorbie, who died in 1685. The coat is also mentioned in 1630 as the Brooksboro Arms, and there is no cloud upon the Brooksboro shield. A similar coat occurs on a much defaced stone, dated 1733, which (until lately) was to be seen in Canonbie Churchyard. Source - Chronicles of the Armstrongs, page 195 & 196 (Terry Armstrong).

[NI00597] Info from Jean McFadden and Doreene Arnold.

[NI00598] From Granddaughter, Bridgitte Armstrong Davis

With only a 4th grade education Aaron ran away from home somewhere around the age of 12.
Traveling from town to town and state to state, Aaron worked different jobsa nd learned to survive. One of the most colorful jobs Aaron held as a young man was that of a professional boxer and even at one time fought Jack Dempsey.
In the 30's he became a brakeman on the railroad and remained until sometime in the mid 40's.
After the railroad he spent some time in the CC camps, working in various states for the forestry department.
He moved to Yakima, Washington in 1945 and opened up a service station and repair garage.
Somewhere around 1950 he bought a truck and started a salvage and resale business which lasted until around 1954.
His last two jobs were with a nursery and then a local cannery.
After being hurt in the cannery in the early 60's Aaron retired and became a mane of leisure until he passed away.

[NI00603] Info on Delvin and Rosa from their daughter, Doreene Arnold, 7513 Crisp, Raytown, Mo 64138.

[NI00629] From his personal account recieved 1997-
The earliest memories of my childhood start in Dunsmeier, CA at age 3 or 4. The most poignant memory of that time were my 2 neighbors holding me down and my step mom cutting my hair with hand operated clippers. Such torture!
Sometime in 1945 we moved to Yakima, Wa, where my father opened and operated a station and garage called the "(illegible) Station".
Over the years there were several time I should have died, but my guardian angel intervened each and evry time. At the inquisitive age of 5-6 I took a fully loaded S&W 38 cal revolver into the back yard and fired one round between my feet. Seeing nothing, but wanting to see what made the noise, I looked down tghe barrel and pulled the trigger a second time. Later that evening, my father, looking at the gun, found it had 4 live rounds, 1 spent and one miss fire. Do you call it luck, or divine intervention?
The next several years were just kid stuff. Growing up and going to school.
Receiving my HS diploma was my passport to the world. The day after receiving such I was in San Diego, CA and a member of the US Navy.
During the next 10 years I was a photographer assigned to various duty stations and at 3 different times I served in Vietnam.
Sept of 69 was my finial discharge from active service at which time I joined the reserves for another 7 years.
In the private sector, I have been a car salesman, a long haul truck driver (all 48 states), asst mgr of a truck stop, owned my own truck repair business and as of this writing I work for a local asphalt company.
Just to keep life interesting, I have a very diverse choice of hobbies.
I have raced cars, owned and rode motorcycles, snow skied, gold miner (owned and worked mine for 7 summers), and currently into bass fishing.
I've worked hyard all my life and played even harder. Due to various circumstances, my work and my play have me to have my back, neck, legs, shoulder, and ribs broken at one time or another.
Marriage has not looked upon me very favorably since I have been married twice. #1 was for 11 years and did result in 3 wonderful kids and now 6 grandchildren. #2 lasted only 1 1/2 years and caused me nothing but heartache and headaches. I have not counted out the possibility of #3.

[NI00648] Jimmie "Sonny" Armstrong Sr.
Armstrong, Sr., JIMMIE "SONNY", 69, of De Soto, passed away July 24, 2004. Owner of Dairy Queens for over 30 years. He was a "Patron Saint" to all who could not afford a meal. Sonny was a "Good Will Ambassador" for the communities - he never met a stranger. He lived the term "Customer Service" in everything he did. Member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church for many years. Survived by his wife of 49-1/2 years: Fern Armstrong. Sons & daughters in law: Jimmie & Christi Armstrong, Jr. Red Oak; Ricky & A.J. Armstrong, Waxahachie. Daughter: Debbie Lowe, Grand Saline. Seven Grandchildren . Sister: Lois Hart; and a host of many, many dear friends. Services will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 2:00 PM, ROLLING HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH, 2520 N. Beckley, Lancaster, TX (On the service road of I 35) with Rev Ben Condray, officiating. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, TX. The family will be present to greet friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. West /Hurtt Funeral Home 217 S. Hampton Road DeSoto (972) 223-6314 Published in the Dallas Morning News from 7/25/2004 - 7/26/2004.

[NI00649] died abt 1930s buried in Minden?

[NI00652] adopted by Aunt Margie

[NI00667] 1850 TX census says she is 30, b. about 1820.
1860 TX census says she is 40, b. about 1820.
1870 TX census says she is 55, b. about 1815.

[NI00668] 1860 TX census says he is 6 months old

[NI00669] 1900 Rusk Co Census, June 12, 1900, Pg 9A
37 154 154 Pierce James M. Head W M Mar 1840 60 M 34 MS GA KY Farmer
38 154 154 Pierce Anna Wife W F May 1864 36 M 34 5 4 TX AL AL (Hannah?)
39 154 154 Pierce Mary A. Daughter W F May 1884 16 S TX MS TX
40 154 154 Pierce Bulah Daughter W F Apr 1885 15 S TX MS TX
41 154 154 Pierce Delmar Son W M Apr 1890 10 S TX MS TX
42 154 154 Pierce Florence Daughter W F Apr 1893 7 S TX MS TX
43 154 154 Pierce Auguta Daughter W F Mar 1896 4 S TX MS TX (Augusta)
44 154 154 Mills John Nephew W M May 1884 16 S TX TX TX
45 154 154 Mills Manda S-i-L W F Mar 1865 35 M 8 1 1 TX TX TX
46 154 154 Mills Dixie Niece W F Oct 1894 5 S TX TX TX

I think this is just coincidence but Hannah Mills had a nephew named John and a sister called Manda. Hannah's mother was born in Alabama.

[NI00670] If Mandy is buried at Crim's Chapel, it is either an unmarked grave or she has a different last name. Her death record is under Amanda Mills and reported by Ruben Armstrong.

1900 Rusk Co, p. 9A
House 154, Family 154
37 | Pierce James M. | Head | W M | Mar 1840 | 60 M 34 | Miss Georgia Kentucky | Farmer 0 | X X X | R F 149 |
38 | Pierce Anna | Wife | W F | May 1864 | 36 M 34 5 4 | Texas Alabama Alabama | X X X | | Discrepancy between age and years married. 1920 Rusk Co., TX census lists her as 50 yrs. old, and both parents born in Tennessee.
39 | Pierce Mary A. | Daughter | W F | May 1884 | 16 S | Texas Miss Texas | 0 X X X | |
40 | Pierce Bulah | Daughter | W F | Apr 1885 | 15 S | Texas Miss Texas | 0 X | |
41 | Pierce Delmar | Son | W M | Apr 1890 | 10 S | Texas Miss Texas | 0 X | |
42 | Pierce Florence | Daughter | W F | Apr 1893 | 7 S | Texas Miss Texas | | |
43 | Pierce Auguta | Daughter | W F | Mar 1896 | 4 S | Texas Miss Texas | | | Augusta
44 | Mills John | Nephew | W M | May 1884 | 16 S | Texas Texas Texas | 0 X | |
45 | Mills Manda | Sister-in-Law | W F | Mar 1865 | 35 M 8 1 1 | Texas Texas Texas | | |
46 | Mills Dixie | Niece | W F | Oct 1894 | 5 S | Texas Texas Texas | | |

[NI00671] County: Nacogdoches
Abstract Number: 407
District/Class: Nacogdoches Preemption
File Number: 97
Original Grantee: M. J. Mills
Patentee: M. J. Mills
Title Date:
Patent Date: 09 Jul 1875
Patent No: 12
Patent Vol: 3
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:

[NI00686] Died while on duty with 187 ATR, 11th Airborne Div., US Air Force in Korea.

[NI00728] Sumner Co, TN 1850 Census, page 280, Dist 11
11 280 Lee, William J. 49 M Farmer
11 280 Lee, Elmarena 38 F
11 280 Lee, John 10 M
11 280 Lee, Alfred 8 M
11 280 Lee, Thomas 6 M
11 280 Lee, Siscilla 3 F

12 295 Lee, Francis 54 F
12 295 Lee, James G. 50 M
12 294 Lee, Rachael 35 F
12 294 Lee, Henry 32 M
12 295 Lee, Stephen 15 M
12 294 Lee, Elijah 13 M
12 295 Lee, Maria 9 F
12 295 Lee, James 4 M

18 222 Lee, John 42 M
18 222 Lee, Elizabeth 41 F
18 222 Lee, William 21 M
18 222 Lee, James 18 M
18 222 Lee, John 14 M
18 222 Lee, Isaac 12 M
18 222 Lee, Amanda 9 F
18 222 Lee, George 7 M
18 222 Lee, Robert 4 M
19 231 Lee, Elizabeth 80 F

1860 Sumner Co, TN Census
M027-18 - Dist. #12, PO Gallatin, Tennessee, June 12, 1860- 184/ 184
William J. 49 M W Farmer 2000 575 Va
Doxey 35 F W NC
John 19 M W Tn
James A. 17 M W Tn S
Thos. R. 14 M W Tn S
Mary 11 F W Tn S
Charles 6 M W Tn S
Virginia 1 F W Tn

Sumner Co, TN 1880 Census, page 153, Dist 10
137 153 LEE, W.J. W M 78 VA
137 153 LEE, DOXEY W F 59 NC
137 153 LEE, C.H. W M 25 TN
137 153 LEE, ROBERT W M 17 TN
137 153 LEE, VIRGINIA W F 18 TN

Confederate pension applications
NAME: Lee, W.J.
PENSION #: S12651
UNIT: 63rd Inf.

NAME: Lee, William J.
PENSION #: S8082
UNIT: 48th Inf.

NAME: Lee, William
PENSION #: S6974
COUNTY: Washington
UNIT: McClung's Co., Lt. Art.

Sumner County, TN Court Records, Lawsuit #6804
From the Loose Records of Sumner Co, TN

Moore, Elizabeth (dec'd), report, 1854

The heirs of Elizabeth Moore expartee

The commissioned Wm. J. Lee appointed in the cause to sell the land mentioned in the: Bill under former orders in the cause Reports that he Sold the land mentioned to Silvans Hermans (?) for the sum of $231.121 dollars and that the lot at Mitchellville was bid off by Letha W. Green at the sum of 100 dollars Hermans has paid his Mrs. Letha Green part is unpaid she being a legatee and the Commissioners understanding has been that Alfred P. Moris (Moore?) has consented that his part of the estate goes to Mrs. Green and he believes that both interests will buy (or pay) off the debt and all has been settled off in that way. Wm. J. Lee is ______ & Commissioner. He desires that title be vested. Wm. J. Lee

William J. Lea and others
Final Decree
Be it remembered
that the above cause coming on for final hearing at the present term of the court was heared on this the 22nd day of October 1854 before his Honor Nathaniel Baxter Judge el(?) upon the pleadings in this cause and the report of Wm. J. Lea, the Commissioner which is word for word as follows: "The heirs of Elizabeth Moore Exparte, The commissioner W. J. Lea appointed in the cause to sell the land mentioned in the Bill Ano former orders in the cause - Reports that he sold the land mentioned to Sylvanus Hermans(?) for the sum of $231.121 and that the lot at Mitchellville was bid off by Leatha W. Green at the sum of $100- Hermans(?) has paid his purchase money Mrs. Green's purchase money is unpaid. She being a legatee, and the commissioner's understanding has been that Alfred J. Moore has consented that his part of the estate goes to Mrs. Green and he supposes that both interests will pay off the purchase money and all has been settled off in that way. Wm. J. Lea is administrator and commissioner and desires that title be vested. Wm. J. Lea which being unexcepted to is in all things confirmed by the Court. It is therefore ordered, adjudged and decreed by that all the right, title and interest which the heirs and representatives of Mrs. Elizabeth Moore dec'd have in and to said ____ lot at Mitchellville and the tract of land known by the following Boundaries towit Beginning at the North East corner of Mitchell's 44 acre tract Then running East 40 poles to Warren Barr's South West corner Then South 85 poles to Wm. M.C. Bain's(?) north boundary line. Then West 40 poles to the South East Corner at Mitchell's 44 acre tract. Then North with the line of the same 85 poles to the Beginning containing about 21 acres by the same, more of less--it being a part of the tract purchased by the said Elizabeth Moore of Henry M. Rutledge, be and the same is hereby divested out of _____ and the said Lot vested in Leatha W. Green the purchaser and the land vested in Sylvains Herman(?) the purchaser thru him and assigns respectively for ever. William J. Lea, the Commissioner will pay the costs of this proceeding for which execution may expire(?), a certified copy of this decree will be furnished for Registration.

To the Honorable Thomas Manning (or maybe Maury)
Judge of Chancellor Setting at Gallatin for the County of Sumner
Your petioner (sic) William Lee and his wife Elvirareen(?) Lee, James Moore, Lethe W. Green, Martin Payne, Martha, Margaret, Priscilla, Greenwood and Adalade, Elvira [and] Jane Payne. The last seven who are minors and petition by their next friend Zachariah Payne would represent unto your Honor that Mrs. Elizabeth Moore departed this life in the summer of 1850 seized and possessed ( in her' crossed out) of a tract of land containing 21 acres in the county of Sumner and left your petitioners as her heirs at law. Petitioner shows that the Elvirareen(?) Lee is the daughter of the said Elizabeth the said Wm Lee having intermarried with her and further the minors who are petitioners are the children of Elvira Payne ( are the children' crossed out) the daughter of the said Elizabeth and the said Elvira departed this life before her mother leaving the said minors or her husband as her heirs at law. The Lethe Greene is also the daughter of the said Elizabeth her husband Greene died some years ago. Your petitioner would further show your Honor that a division of the said land is wholly unpracticable between petitioners and that is manifestly for their interest that it should be sold. Your petioners (sic) would show your Honor that Alexander Moore formerly owned a lot in the town of Mitchellville in Sumner County the greater portion of the lot is in Sumner County it being situated on the line dividing the Counties of Robertson and Sumner's. Petioners (sic) state that the said Alexander was the son of the said Elizabeth the common(?) ancestor and that petitioner are his only heirs at Law the said Alexander having died without any wife or children. Petioners (sic) aver that a sale of the said lot would be manifestly for the interest of the Petitioners. The previous(?) considered your petioners (sic) pray that the said 21 acres and the said Lot be sold and the proceeds be divided among those entitled thereto.
by Attorney
J. A. McMurry?

William J. Lee Elvirareen his wife, James Moore, Leatha W. Green and Martha Payne, Margaret, Priscilla, Greenwood, Adalade, Elvira and Jane Payne by their next friend Zachariah Payne Exparte
Petition for Sale of land
Introductory Decree
Be it remembered that the above cause called(?) on to be heard before the Honorable Thomas M_______ Judge on the 27th day of June 1851 upon the petition and the proof in the cause and it satisfactorily approving(?) to the court that the twenty one acres of land and lot in Mitchellville mentioned in the petition can not be advantageously divided between petitioners and that it is manifestly to the interest of all the parties interested that the same be sold and the proceeds divided between petitioners. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed by the court the said twenty one acres of land and lot mentioned in petition be sold and the proceeds divided between petitioners under the Statutes of dec__t(?). It is further ordered that William I Lee be appointed commissioner to conduct and make the sale, he agreeing to do the same without charge. Said Commissioner shall have discretionary power to sell said land and lot for cash or upon a credit either at private or public Sale, if at public Sale he will give at least twenty days notice in writing of the time and place of Sale and if upon a credit let it be at one and two years and a lien retained upon the land and lot until the purchase money is paid, taking bond with approved security--the twenty one acres not to be sold for less than four dollars per acre and the lot for not less than $50. Commissioner to report to next term of this Court.

William J Lee & his wife Elvirareen, James Moore, Leatha W. Green and Martha Payne and Margaret, Priscilla, Greenwood, Adalade, Elvira, Jane and Martin Van Buren Payne by this for this and next friend Zachariah Payne. Exparte
Be it remembered that the above cause coming on to be heard at the present term on the Honorable Circuit Court of Sumner before the Honl. Thomas Maury(?) Judge, __ on 22nd day of October 1851 upon the Report of William J. Lee the Commissioner in the cause which is as follows to wit (hear (sic) insert it) Which being unexcepted to is in all things considered by the Court. It is thereupon ordered by the Court that the said William J. Lee hold said notes until this fall when he will collect the same and after paying to Munday(?) & McMaury(?) $15 as a fee for obtaining du____ (?) in this Court and paying the cost of this proceeding he will pay over the balance of the fund to petitioners as they are respectively entitled that is to say -- One fourth of the fund to James Moore, one fourth to Leatha Green; one fourth part to the heirs of Elvira Payne dec'd. to wit, Martha, Margaret, Priscilla, Greenwood, Adalade, Elvira, Jane and Martin Van Buren Payne and he will retain the remaining one fourth in his own right. A lien is retained upon the land and house and lot until all purchase money is paid.

William J Lea, Elvirareen Lea and others
In pursuance to the introductory decree made at the June Term 1851 of the Honl. Circuit Court of Sumner directing me to advertise and make sale of the tract and lot of land mentioned in the pleadings I submit the following Report. I gave the notice as directed by the decree twenty days before the sale of the time, place and terms of the sale, and on the 30th day of August I offered the said tract and lot of ground at public sale and Sylvanos Herman(?) being the best and highest bidder for the tract of land containing twenty one and a half acres the same was struck off to him for ten dollars & 75 cents per acre amounting to two hundred thirty one dollars 121 cents. For the payment of which I took the bonds of the said Hermans(?) in equal amounts with Thos. Heronans security payable one and two years from 30th day of August 1851. L. W. Green being the highest bidder for the lot and house mentioned in pleadings the same was struck off to her for the sum of one hundred dollars for the payment of which I took her bonds in equal amounts payable in one and two years from the date of the sale with A. J. Moore Security.
Wm. J. Lee Commissioner

Sumner Co Marriage
Escue, James to Houdershelt, Elizabeth on 3 March 1830 - Lee, William J. (bondsman)

[NI00729] 1850 Callaway Co, MO Census 12th dist p292a
6 1340 1340 Jno Armstrong 21 M Farmer Ten

[NI00737] Or born in Bourbon Co, KY

[NI00738] Thomas was a soldier in the War of 1812 & settled on a farm in Kentucky when he was a young man. Thomas went to Illinois shortly after the War, having been favorably impressed with the country while a soldier. He settled on a farm in Madison Co, IL, and here his first three children were born. He moved to east Missouri in 1831, and from there to Newton Co, in 1838, settling within one & a half miles of Ritchey, MO, where he remained until his death at age 86. Thomas held the office of Justice of the Peace for 16 years and was Assessor of Ripley Co, MO.

[NI00740] Andrew died one month after arriving in Oregon on 9/6/1852.

[NI00742] May have died in Macoupin Co. IL (Girard)

[NI00744] may not be Susan's sister.

[NI00748] may not be Betty's sister

[NI00749] Her name may be Rhodes

She died on the Oregon Trail just after they started west. Three of her children also died: Maticia, Sarah Marian, and one other.

[NI00765] 444-56-6283

[NI00786] Is Union Cem. in Barry or McDonald County?

[NI00791] Killed by family member.

[NI00841] - In the 1810 census Robert Armstrong is shown immediately following Alexander McLane who is aged 45+. It is safe to assume this to be his father-in-law.

[NI00862] - contact her if I find anything.

[NI00863] - contact her if I find anything.

[NI00874] Smith Co, Texas marriage Book E-56
Bluford Armstrong m. Lidia Evans 11/12/1866

[NI00898] James must have helped his father farm, as he lived with his father and mother after his marriage in 1847, and is on the 1850 Newton Co, MO Census with them. This Census states that James was born in Illinois, but doesn't list his wife, Sarah E. or his 1st son, William H. born in 1848.

[NI00900] In 1880 Rebecca E. is living with her brother Rufus (according to census).

[NI00909] Or born at Wabash Co, IL.

[NI00923] 1850 Madison Co, IL Census states he was born there, but his Death Certificate states he was born in Washington Co, AR.
1850 Pleasant Hill, Wabash Co, IL Census - age-2 years
1850 Pleasant Hill, Wabash Co, IL Census - age 12 years, states he was born in Wabash Co, IL.
1910 Pauls Valley, Garvin Co, OK Census

After Mary died, William moved to Checotah and lived there the rest of his life.



[NI01041] KINSALL, HIRAM W ARMSTRONG, POLLY ANN GALLATIN 02/06/1846 002/0002 Illinois

[NI01075] Frederick ran away from home in England and stowed away on a ship to America possibly with two brothers.

[NI01115] 18 293 304 Armstrong Christiana 40 F Instructress 1,000 Miss.
19 293 304 Armstrong William M. 21 M Clk. P. Office Miss.

[NI01117] 1880 Butler Co, MO Census p576d
31 108 108 Armstrong Andrew W M 47 farmer IN KY KY
32 108 108 Armstrong Martha L W F 47 wife keeping house VT VT VT
33 108 108 Armstrong Morris J W M 22 son IL IN VT
34 108 108 Armstrong Earnest A W M 20 son IL IN VT
35 108 108 Armstrong Martha E W F 18 daughter IL IN VT
36 108 108 Armstrong Fannie W F 14 daughter IL IN VT
37 108 108 Armstrong Alfarita W F 11 daughter IL IN VT
38 108 108 Armstrong Fred W M 3 son IL IN VT

[NI01312] 1. Moved to Sedalia, Missouri in 1919.

SS-5 Application for Social Security in Missouri # 500-10-6571, June 23, 1937.

[NI01379] Wiley was born in Holland while Beatrice was visiting her mother. The family lived in Taylor at the time.

He had the mumps when Billy was a baby and almost died.

[NI01380] Interview:
Ima: I remember going to Grandpa's house when I was little. He had a syrup mill and they raised their own cane and he made his own syrup. Anyway I rememember going there once and he was cooking syrup. Mom made gingerbread and gingersnaps out of the syrup.
Ima: My whole family was in Texas before the [battle of the] Alamo happened. There was nothing here except Indians then. My grandmother told Grandpa that Quannah Parker was her uncle.
Ima: I never knew my grandmother, she left when Emmitt was only 2 years old.

[NI01425] Possibly Scottish?
William bought his first farm in Friendship (now Davilla), Texas. Then moved to Rockdale where Ima grew up.
All of Mamaw's family "was in Texas before the Alamo".

[NI01426] Dennis' birth certificate has Shephard.

[NI01427] 1900 Bastrop Co Census Pct. 8, Vol. 4, ED 13, Sheet 8, Line 30
SHEPPERD, Dave S. W head 6/1857 42 AR
Texana wife 11/1866 33 TX
Rebecca dau 8/1887 12 TX
Arminta dau 7/1889 10 TX
Mary E. dau 6/1891 8 TX
Rachel dau 1/1893 7 TX
Nettie dau 11/1894 5 TX
William D. son 3/1898 2 TX
Annie B. dau 11/1899 6/12 TX
TUCKER, Ruth mother-in-law 2/1834 66 GA
GODFREY, Eliza aunt 1/1822 78 GA

1910 Milam Co Census Davilla, Vol. 102, ED 85, Sheet 79
SHEPARD, David W head 52 AR
Texana wife 42
Lizzie dau 19
Nettie dau 15
Willie son 13
Annie B. dau 11
Narris dau 9
Eula dau 6
Jessie son 4

1920 Milam Co Census Vol. 123, ED 128, Sheet 9, Line 14
SHEPHERD, D.S. W head 65 AR
Texana wife 56 TX
William D. son 22 TX
Narcissa dau 18 TX
Eula May dau 15 TX
Jessie son 14 TX
Raymond E. son 9 TX

1930 Milam Co, TX Census Pct 5, 166-19, 3a
SHEPHERD, Dave S head M 74 AR AR AR
Texana wife F 64 TX LA GA
Jesse son M 22 TX AR TX
Eula dau F 24
Raymond son M 18

came to Texas with his sister

Columbia County Land Records
Sheppard Hutchins 25 18s 22w 80 1855/03/01
Sheppard Hutchins 25 18s 22w 40 1855/03/01
Sheppard George W 22 19s 22w 0 1859/07/01
Sheppard George W 22 19s 22w 120 1859/07/01
Sheppard Hutchins 36 18s 22w 80 1859/07/01
Sheppard Hutchins 25 18s 22w 40 1906/06/08

Early Columbia County Judges
1853 - 1856 E. C. Turner
1856 - 1858 H. Sheppard

[NI01428] County Home Records - Bell County, Texas
Name: Mrs. Texana SHEPPARD
Age: 91
Date Entering Home: May 29, 1956
From or Near What Place: Holland, Texas
Relative or Friends: J. T. SHEPPARD son, Phone Bob GRAY 280F3-Holland, Texas
Address: Holland, Texas Route 2
Left the Home:
Date of Death: Sept. 12, 1956
Remarks: Policy with James L. COLEMAN-Cameron, Texas-Burns Funeral Home-Cameron, Texas
Original Record book page #: 56

Mamaw says her name was not Tucker but Joines. I know her mother's name was Tucker when she died and was Joines before she married Tucker. It is possible she was married to a Joines before she married the Tucker. Census records usually record step-children as such and with their father's surname. If Ruthie married a Joines first, she would have married before the 1850 census on which she is shown to be 15 years of age. Girls did not normally marry that early in that time period.

[NI01429] Never married.

[NI01434] Papaw loved his big sister very much. He said she raised him. JJ called her "Tay-woh" when he was learning to talk and the whole family started calling her that.

[NI01435] James died at 35 from the disease in Austin at the state hospital. He was married and had one child.

Lived at Sharp until he got sick. They lost a baby, then JJ went to the hospital when she was pregnant with the next baby. She died in childbirth. Her brother raised the baby. The son died at age 32 of Huntington's. Her brother was injured in the war - lost a leg, had one child of his own.

Texas State Birth Index

[NI01436] Naomi beat the odds and lived to be "80 some" years old. The youngest baby's ashes were placed in Naomi's coffin at her funeral. I remember her as a lot of fun. She was extremely nice and spent a lot of time with my brothers and I when she visited.

[NI01437] Cecil died at 49 of Huntington's disease. He moved to a state facility in Austin when the disease got bad.
Cecil Sen died Travis Co. 9-24-45
1930 Bell Co, TX Census 14-29, 7A, Pct 5
SENN, Cecil head M W 29 Texas Texas Texas
Lela wife F W 29 Texas Texas Texas
Robert son M W 6
Lindy son M W 2-2/12
Milam County, TX, Probate
SENN CECIL DOYLE NCM 6-12-1935 2897
SENS CECIL NCM 1-19-1938 3072

[NI01445] Was 104 years old when he died.

[NI01446] Joseph and his two brothers were found drowned in a pond. They had gone swimming after working in the hay field all day. No one knows what happened.

[NI01486] SSDI has birthdate as 1914.

[NI01515] St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Jacob Forrey Heffernan
b. 7 Sep 1905 mar.1905
bap. 23 Apr 1905
Parents: Michael H. Heffernan of Gal. Tex.
Anna forrey of Galveston, Tex.
Sponsors: David Hartnett and Honora Hartnett
source pg. 358

1930 Galveston Co, TX Census, 84-4 13-B
Heffernan James F head M 25 Texas Ireland US
Florence L wife F 20 Texas Alabama Louisiana
James F Jr son M 3-8/12 Texas Texas Texas
Richard C son M 1-11/12
John J son M 5/12

[NI01518] birthdate may be 3/9/1928

[NI01523] Malloy & Son Funeral Home. 11am Friday 12/24. @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.

[NI01528] St. Mary's Cathedral
Latham, Yvonne Ann
b. 14 Apr 1931 in Dallas, Texas
bap. 21 Sep 1951
Parents Roy M. Latham and Edna Ramsey
Sponsor: Alma Fay Hock
confirmed 24 May 1953 at the Cathedral
Notes: Convert - Conditional baptism
Married Richard C. Heffernan in St. Mary's Cathedral in Galveston 03 Nov. 1957
Source pg. 12

[NI01549] 1900 Galveston Co Census Pct. 1, Vol 44, ED 114, Sheet 6, Line 33
HEFFERNAN, Michael head 9/1873 26 Ireland Na
Annie wife 6/1876 26 Louisiana
Joseph M. son 4/1896 4 Texas
Patrick J. son 12/1897 2 Texas
MURPHY, Morris boarder 7/1871 28 Ireland Na
lived at 412-12th St. (This house is no longer standing.)

1910 Galveston Co Census Vol. 55, ED 42, Sheet 10
HEFFERNAN, Mike head 36 Ireland
Annie wife 35 LA
Joseph M. son 14
Patrick F. son 12
Frank W. son 9
Mary A. dau 7
Thomas E. son 5
Philip H. son 2
James F. son 2/12

1920 Galveston Co Census Vol. 69, ED 48, Sheet 11, Line 21
HEFFERNAN, Mike head 46 Ireland 1889-Na 1897
Fanny wife 31 Tennessee Na
Joseph son 24
John son 22
Frank W. son 19
Mary dau 17
James son 15
Emmett son 12
Philip son ?? 9 or 6?
Elizabeth dau 6/12
lived at 1609-34th St. (This house is still there, but no longer "on the beach".

1930 Galveston Co Census 84-23 11B
HEFFERNAN, Michael O head 56 Irish Free State IFS IFS
Emmett T son 22 Texas IFS IFS
Phillip W son 20

[NI01550] The Beverdings of Galveston are descended from James through Annie's sister. Which one?
Baptism: July 06, 1873, St. Michael Catholic Church, New Orleans - Sponsors were Jeremiah McCarthy and Mrs. Donegan.
Forry Annie James Mary Grace Forry F - 06/13/1873 64 445 (New Orleans)

[NI01551] St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Joseph Michael Heffernan
b. 20 Apr 1896
bap. 10 May 1896
Parents: Michael H. Heffernan of Ireland
and Annie Forrey of Galveston,Texas
sponsors were Michael O'Gradey and Rosalie Forrey
married Estelle Kaelrey 12 Nov 1924 at St. Mary's
Cathedral, Galveston, Texas Witnesses were Frances Heffernan and Gertrude
Source pg. 73

[NI01552] 1900 census says born 12/1897

1930 Galveston Co Census 84-23 11B
HEFFERNAN, John head 31 Texas Texas Texas
Beulah wife 30 Texas Germany Texas
Josephine dau 7 Texas Texas Texas

[NI01555] St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Thos. E. Heffernan
b. 15 Jan 1908
bap. 15 Jan 1908
Parents: Michael Heffernan and Annie Forrey
Sponsors Cornelius Cotter/Mary Kane
Married Dorothy Pierina 16 Sep 1936 at St. Patrick's Catholic Ch.
source pg. 451

[NI01556] death might be 1978

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Phillip Wm. Heffernan
b. 09 feb 1910
bap. 13 Mar 1910
Parents: Michael H. Heffernan and Anna Forrey
Sponsors: J.B. O'Leary and Edna Kelly
Source pg. 514

[NI01563] father born in Germany.

[NI01569] St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Leo Henry Mencacci
b. 30 Jun 1929 in Gal. Tex.
Bap. 04 Aug 1929
Parents: Leo Henry Mencacci and Agnes Heffernan
Sponsors: Emmette Heffernan and Lillian Mencacci
Source pg. 166

[NI01592] 1870 census says he was 7 which makes him born in 1863

The 1900 Census says household & family 182-184, June 12, 1900
2 children, 1 living
15 182 184 Mills Ira Head W M Jan 1864 36 M 5 TX TN TN Farmer
16 182 184 Mills Emma Wife W F Mar 1865 35 M 5 2 1 TX TN NC
17 182 184 Mills Neana Daughter W F Apr 1896 3 S TX TX TX

1910 Census household & family #22-22.
b. = born, m. = married
Ira, head of family, age 44, m. 13 years. b. TX, Farmer, father b. TN, mother b. AL (1866)
Emma, wife, age 43, 6 children, 2 living, b. TX, father b. TN, mother b. TN (1867)
Hannah, daughter, age 12 (1898)
Lawrence, son, age 1 (1909)

1930 Rusk Co, TX Census, pct 8, 201-28, 6b
MILLS, Ira head M 67 TX TN AL
Emma wife F 66 TX TN TN
Manda sister F 75 TX KY KY
Lawrence son M 22 TX TX TX

[NI01602] no children

[NI01615] went to England, no children

[NI01616] went to england, no children.

[NI01617] New York > Chicago

[NI01620] no children

[NI01621] no children

The sept of Heffernan originally inhabited a territory near Corofin, Co. Clare, called Muintirifernáin after them. Very early, however, they established themselves in Eastern Co. Limerick on the Tipperary border and were chiefs there of Owneybeg, whence they were in due course displaced by the Ryans. The principal families of the name did not migrate very far since Carew tells us that they were among the most important in the Barony of Clanwilliam in 1600. The rank and file remained undisturbed and it is in Counties Tipperary and Limerick they are most numerous to-day. The old manuscripts, such as the "Book of Rights", describe the O'Heffernans as one of the "Four Tribes of Owney", the others being MacKeogh, Ó Loingsigh (Lynch) and O'Calahan. The two most distinguished members of the sept were Aeneas O'Heffernan, Bishop of Emily, 1543-1553, and William Dall O'Heffernan (1715-1802), Gaelic poet. The prefix O, discarded during the period of Gaelic submergence, has not been resumed in modern times except in very few cases. Hiffernan is an alternate spelling of the name. The most notable so called was Dr. Paul Hiffernan (1719-1777), the dramatist.
pages 177-178

[NI01658] No children.

[NI01664] George's letter says she was born in New Orleans.

[NI01669] Did they adopt Merlyn and David?

[NI01670] never married.
Nonie and Rene were already living together in 1930. Emmett Heffernan was the Census Enumerator for this district.

[NI01673] 453-01-6643?

[NI01678] Galveston Daily News
Doris Elizabeth Fox Mellon

GONZALES, TEXAS - Doris Elizabeth Fox Mellen, 85, of Gonzales, Texas, formerly of Castroville, Texas, passed away November 13, 2003, in San Antonio. Doris was born August 5, 1918, in Galveston, to the late Frances F. and Lucille D. Fox. Her husband, Roy J. Mellen and her sister, Marjorie Jean Casey, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Ronald Roy and Nancy Mellen, of Jacksonville, Alabama, Randle L. Mellen of San Antonio, Lu Ann and Dennis Hartnett, of San Antonio; sister Fran Spencer of Gonzales; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be Monday, November 17, 2003, at 12:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Angels at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

Memorials may be given to St. Peter-St. Joseph Children's Home, 919 Mission Rd., San Antonio, TX 78210. Visit www.

Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home


[NI01692] 1920 Limestone Co Census Pct. 3, Vol. 107, ED 89, Sheet 6, Line 39?
O'NEAL, Frank W head 34 TX
Clarinda wife 27 TX
Milton son 10 TX
Lays dau 8 TX
Milburn son 6 TX
Odell son 3 9/12 TX
James son 1 7/12 TX

[NI01694] 1920 Coryell Co Census Vol. 32, ED 61, Sheet 5, Line 69
PUCKETT, John T. w head 40 TX
Emily wife 36 TX
Edna E. dau 6 TX
Oliver E. son 1 3/12 TX
DONALDSON, Lela May s-dau 11 TX

Seems to be an English name circa 1625. No proof but could be French or Irish. Maybe Scots-Irish (a blend of all three).

Where abouts in the Dallas Texas Area - Collin County - Tarrant County? Have you done a search on the 1920 Census? I am interested because not only do I have Puckett family roaming around that area, I have lost a bunch of my "Brown"s there too. The Puckett and Brown connection came to Collin/Dallas/Tarrant/Rockwall County areas just as fast they could gather their belongings and move after the civil war. The Pucketts came from Union Parish, Louisiana and the Browns from somewhere maybe Tennessee. Please contact me at


OWNER Abstract # SURVEY ACRES Other Taxables
Puckett, J. L. unknown J.M.Skelly 71 H,c,h
John or James?

As a child I saw the Roots and Branches of Puckett family tree book, which said our part of Puckett
family is french, Pouquet, and the Brazzell family was also in this book. My dad died young and I do not
know what happened to this book, nor do I know much about my dad's family. His father was John
Turner Puckett married to Emily Brazzell, lived in Flat, Texas near Gatesville. He had two brothers in
Gatesville, Ollie (Oliver) and I don't know the other name. John Turner's father owned land near
Brownwood, TX. I just want to know his name and wife's name, and any other info. Thanks. Linda
Puckett Bertram

[NI01696] DIED
216. Brazzil, Lillie w f 16 Sep 1904 2 yrs

1900 Coryell Co, Texas Census Fam #121
BRAZZIL, John K. husband W M Dec 1860 39 m. 17 yrs. TX GA GA Carpenter
Martha wife W F Dec 1860 39 m. 17 yrs. MS TN AL
Emily dau W F Jan 1884 16 s. TX TX MS
James son W M Jan 1888 12 s. TX TX MS
Charles son W M Sep 1890 9 s.
Oliver son W M Nov 1894 5 s.
Naomi dau W F Jun 1897 2 s.

[NI01697] or died 10/12/1935

[NI01698] Moved to Coryell Co. on 12/2/1872, arrived 12/24/1872.

1850 Harrison Co, Texas Census, July 1850
Brazzil, J. 25 M Ala.
E. 18 F Ala.
S. 2 F Ala.
W. N. 2/12 M Tex.

1860 Marion County, TX Census
J. W. Brazul, age 34, born ?
Emily, age 32, born GA
Sarah I., age 12, born TX
William M., age 10, born TX 9
L?, age 8, born TX
Mary, age 5, born TX
Angelina, age 3, born TX
Ann, age 1, born TX

1870 Marion Co, Texas Census page , line 39-50
BRAZZIL, John 46 Farmer GA
Emily 38 K House GA
Sarah J 22 AL
Lorenza F 17 TX
Mary 16
Angeline 14
Marenda A 12
John K 10
Charles 8
Margaret 6
Robert Lee 4
George 20 AL

1900 Coryell Co, Texas Census, page 6491, pct 5
BRAZZIL, John head Nov 1825 74 m 32 yrs. GA NC SC landlord
Malinda wife Apr 1820 80 m 32 yrs. AL SC VA
Oscar S. gson Jun 1889 11 TX TX TX
Lillie gdau Aug 1892 7 TX TX TX

John filed for a pension for his service in the Civil war on 12/12/1907. He states that he is 82 years old and has lived in Coryell County for 35 years. He is feeble from old age and has only a horse and buggy worth about $70. He states that he served in Co. F, 9th Texas Cavalry. His pension is disproved for unknown reasons. The pension is signed J.W. Brazzil and is witnessed by W.H. Morgan and T.C. Morrison. There are also affidavits from E.L. Lawrence and L.F. Brazzil (his son).

John probably liked to write. He faithfully kept a diary during his trip from Marshall, TX to The Grove, TX in December 1872. He wrote a poem after the death of his second wife.

"I have lost my mate
My sorrows grate
I am once more left a lone
no tongue can tell the grief
i feel while on earth i rom
My race is run
My dayes dun
My sun is all most gone down
My hope is bright beyound
will shine brighter on the resurction morn
The grove September 25 1905
J W B"

[NI01699] Barbour County was created on 18 Dec. 1832, from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Its boundaries were altered in 1866 and 1868. The county was named for Virginia Governor James Barbour. Barbour County is located in the southeastern section of the state, bounded on the east by the Chattahoochee River and the State of Georgia. The county seat was established in Louisville in 1833, and moved to Clayton in 1834. Today Barbour County contains two courthouses - one in Clayton and one in Eufaula.

[NI01700] TITUS County Texas
Survey Blk Grantee Leag Section Abs
JM BURFORD J.B. 710 703

Jasper M. Burford is listed in Philip G.G. Burford's will in Drew Co, AR in 1852. He is also listed in Philip's family in Desha Co, AR in 1850 Census as 23? years old & b. in TN. The name is spelled "Bufford" in the Census. The children of Philip G. "Bufford" in that census have same names as those in his will with 2 more in his will, Rebecca & R.G.

Burford, Mary Velma (1896 - 1981) - female
b. 4 OCT 1896 in Batesville, Panola Co., MS
d. 3 APR 1981 in Batesville, Panola Co., MS
Buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Panola Co., MS; related ?

[NI01729] 1884 Tax Lists
"Brazzil,Mrs.M.A." 440 J.P.Grundy 10 "H,c,h"

[NI01731] Lyndia and Joel do not have Mollie born abt 1873.
Lyndia has Emma born 10/1874 and William born 6/1889.
Joel has Lizzie Bell born 1873, Emily born 10/1874 and Willie (F) born 6/1889.

[NI01732] Brazzil, William Nicholas 43714
Claimant: Brazzil, William Nicholas
Pension Number: 43714
County: Wharton
Brazzil, Winnie E. 51164
Claimant: Brazzil, Winnie E.
Pension Number: 51164
County: Victoria
Husband: William Nichols
Pension Number: 43714

[NI01733] last name may be Kelly.

"Brazzil,L.F." 1092 L.B.Weeden 106 2/3 "C.H,c"

[NI01736] As I told you Mary Bell was petrified of horses so she
always sat in the back of the wagon facing the back. That is what Uncle Charlie said and added, She made the biggest and best
biscuits I ever ate

[NI01741] Moved to Coryell Co with the Brazzils.

[NI01746] Robert Johnston says that Hardee and Martha were killed in a railroad accident and the children were raised by their uncle and aunt - Doc and Zelphia Dickerson Brazzil.

[NI01750] 1830 BRAZAEL WILLIAM Campbell County GA 206
1830 BRASWELL WILLIAM Clarke County GA 304
1830 BRASWELL WILLIAM Crawford County GA 411

(O)BRAZIL, Brassill

These two anglicized forms of the Irish surname Ó Breasail are now about equal in number: found mainly in Waterford and Offaly, but are not confined to those counties. A century ago they were located in Counties Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick and Kerry, but more recent statistics indicate that the name has become rare outside of Co. Waterford. The name O'Brasil occurs there as early as 1308; the old name of Lysaghtstown in Co. Cork near the Co. Waterford border was Baile uí Bhreasail and 0 Bressyl occurs in Co. Cork in 1285. Sixteenth and seventeenth century records are rich in references to the name. The prefix 0, now obsolete with Brazil, is retained in the Tudor Fiants, as early as 1537, when Brassell occurs among the commoners of Kilkenny, and in 1551, when Mahowne Brassill, a kern, was convicted at Clonmel of having stolen cattle, it is omitted. In the "census" of 1659 Brassell is returned as a principal Irish name in the Co. Waterford barony of Upperthird: as such it occurs ten times in the Tipperary Hearth Money Rolls of 1665-1667 in various spellings also without the 0. Other seventeenth century men of interest were John Brassell of Ballycargin, Co. Wexford, who was High Constable of the barony of Gorey in 1608, and Denis Brazil, of Ballyduff in the same county, attainted as a Jacobite after the failure of that cause. West Offaly was one of the homelands of the Brazils. He was probably a MacBrassill, a name which occurs in the Elizabethan Fiants in Co. Galway and is that of a small but distinct sept almost if not quite extinct. The sept of Ó Breasail has no connexion with the Clann Bhreasail, which was the tribe name of the Uí Bhreasail of Oriel.

[NI01754] Attended Flat School 1913-1914.

[NI01807] had 4 children who did not live.


1880 RUSK CO. CENSUS E.D. 77 P. 171
none can read or write
Norman is disabled (white swelling)

John may be the son of Daniel, born abt. 1785 in Scotland, died 1844 in Stewart Co, KY.

John A McKinnon was a registered voter in Nacogdoches Co in 1867.

There are McKinnons in McNairy Co, TN in 1850. There is a Norman McKinnon in Knoxville in 1876-77. Many McKinnons in Richmond/Scotland Co, NC in 1840.

Marks Creek Presb Ch, Richmond Co, NC.
The first church was built on land donated by a Mr. John McKinnon. Not much is known of this church. Except for the foregoing data, no known records exist. It is known that at about the time the church should have been growing, some of its members left this area and settled in Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

Confederate Indigent Families of Texas 1863-1865
Mckinnon, J A | Nacogdoches

[NI01809] parents born in Scotland

ALVY 6/12 M TX



181/181 JOHN MILLS W M 45 FARMER TN b.1825
ANNE W F 13 TX b.1857
AMANDA W F 11 TX b.1859
ALVIN W M 11 TX b.1859
IRA W M 7 TX b.1863
MOSES W M 14 TX b.1856
ANNA? W F 12 TX b.1858
LEVI W M 9 TX b.1861
none can read or write

Either Hannah or Mandy married a CLIFTON?

County: Nacogdoches
Abstract Number: 390
District/Class: Nacogdoches 3rd
File Number: 3919
Original Grantee: John Mills
Certificate: 3341/3442
Acres: 213.00

Marriage Records of Nacogdoches County, Texas,
p. 72 Wm Webber & Anna M Mills 9/18/1868 by JJ Power.
p. 91 Benjamin F Cooper & Mary Mills 7/30/1874 by CL Chandler.
John L Mills was a pastor in Shelby County, Texas.

"I, Ruby Rains Little, married Virgil H. Little, son of George Robert Little and Hettie Rainwater Little, lifetime residents of Rusk County, Wood Glen Community. It is said that the Rainwaters and Rains were originally of the same family and part Indian. My grandfather, John Duncan Rains of Shelby County, had a sister named “America.” She married Marcus Mills, grandfather and grandmother of John Mills of Rusk County."

[NI01811] Lived in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY in 1926.

[NI01813] never married

[NI01814] 1920 Harris Co Census Houston, Vol. 87, ED 94, Sheet 10, Line 56
MELLEN, William H. Mass 26
boarding with Louise Gerdes
67 or 674 Preston Ave.

[NI01857] SSDI lists birtday as 1889

[NI01929] Look up Isle Labbe.

[NI01938] 1850 Lafaytte Parish, LA Census
MOUTON, A. E. 42 Farm $44,800
ROUSSEAU, W. A. 36 f
Joseph A. 19
Pierre J. 16
Onesime R.(?) 14
Ambroise 10
J.J. 7
Ortanse 5 f

Antoine E.Mouton 52
M. Goderot 46 (Rousseau, WA)
Ambroise 20
J. Jacques 18
H. Godorot 15 (Hortense)

[NI01939] Godorot? from Rousseau. WA

[NI01940] Goderot?

[NI01944] Alcide Mouton 29
Aurelia 22
Octave 4
Antoine Alcide 2
Ambroise C. 1

Ozeme LeBlanc 38
Emelie 23
Felix 14
Gabriel 11
Marcelite 2
Henry 14
P. Ignace Mouton 25
John P. S-reck (NY) 48

P. I. Mouton 46
Arsenne 34
Emile 14
Russo 12
Placide Mouton 55 (widower of Azelia Meaux)
Ozea 17 (m. Moise Vincent)

Mouton, P. Ignace, Pvt. Co. F, 18th La. Inf. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Feb., 1862. On List dated Camp near Corinth, Miss., April 28, 1862. Remarks: Sick. Roll May and June, 1862, Absent, wounded, sent to Interior Hospl. since May 14. Roll July and Aug., 1862, Absent, sick, in Hospl., Mobile, since Aug. 4. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1863, Absent, sick, with leave, since Jan. 1, 1863. Roll July and Aug., 1863, Absent on detached service. Also on Rolls of Co. I, (Cons.) 18th Regt. and Yellow Jacket Battn. La. Inf. Roll Jan. and Feb., 1864, Absent on detached service since Aug. 4, 1863. Roll of Prisoners of War, C. S. A., Paroled at Washington, La., June 21, 1865. Res. Lafayette Par., La.

Pension File



[NI01948] Pension File

[NI01949] Mouton, Antoine, Pvt. Co. I, 7th La. Cav. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War, Paroled at Washington, La., June 20, 1865. Res. Lafayette Par., La. ???

Onezime R. Mouton 23
Clarisse 20
Valery V. 1
Marcelite DeCluet 40

Mouton, O. R., Pvt. Co. F, 7th La. Cav. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War, Paroled at Washington, La., June 19, 1865. Res. Lafayette Par., La.

Mouton, O. R., Sergt. Co. A, 26th La. Inf. Roll July 1 to Oct. 31, 1862 (only Roll on which borne), En. Lafayette Par., La., March 10, 1862. Discharged by order, July 2, _.

[NI01953] Pension File

1880 Vermilion Parish Census
Ambroise Mouton 40
Lolois 38
Ada 15
Ida 15 (twins)
Alice 13
Eloise 11
Joseph Rhul 9 (son)
Ge-drad 8 (son)
Marie Louise 4
Lodoiska 6
Ambroise 1
Frederick S. Smith 48 (England) schoolteacher

Mouton, Ambroise, Pvt. Co. F, 18th La. Inf. En. Oct. 5, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Roll to Oct. 31, 1861, Leave of absence on account of sickness, dated Oct., 1861, to Nov., 1861. Roll Nov. and Dec., 1861, Discharged Nov. 29, 1861.

[NI01954] Pension File

[NI01956] Founded Lafayette, Louisiana.

"John and Marin Mouton settled in Carencro district during the decade, perhaps, of 1760. They were the sons of Salvator Mouton, an exiled Acadian, who settled, it is thought, in Pointe Coupee parish, about 1737. John Mouton had been trading with the Indians and was greatly beliked by them, as he always a dealt fairly. He wore a homespun Caluchon (cap) made of wool, of a yellow color and knit by hand. His brother wore a chapeau (hat), and his descendants to this day are called "Chapeaux Moutons."
"John Mouton was a remarkable man in many respects, large of stature, good-natured, never got angry, and treated everybody well. He was illiterate, but not ignorant, but of a very philosophical turn of mind, never allowed anything to disturb his social or mental equilibrium. It is said he never whipped a "nigger" in his life, something that could be said, perhaps, of few of his contemporaries, though he owned many slaves. He used to buy all the negroes that ran away from their owners and took refuge in the swamps. As soon as they learned he had bought them they immediately would come out to him. When the parish was organized he donated land for various purposes, both public and private. He left a large family, and among them are many of the substantial and professional men of the country.
"When Lafayette was organized the parish seat was established at a place called Pin Hook, at the present bridge across the Vermilion River, about two miles south of the town of Lafayette. It remained there, however, but a short time when it was removed to Lafayette, where it has since remained. The land upon which the court house stands was donated to the parish by John M. Mouton. A court house was built on the lot thus donated soon afterward, and in 1859 it was replaced by the present one. In 1886 fire-proof vaults for the preservation of the records were built at a cost of forty-five hundred dollars. The parish hall is on the court house lot and is a $12,500 building."

[NI01966] ALEXANDER MOUTON.--The name that heads this sketch is well known, not only in Louisiana, but throughout the United States. Alexander Mouton was born November 19, 1804, in what was then Attakapas, on Bayou Carencro, which was the dividing line between Attakapas county and county of Opelousas, on the road now leading from the present town of Lafayette to Grand Coteau. He died February 12, 1885.
Mr. Mouton was the ninth Governor of the State of Louisiana, and the first Democrat to occupy the executive chair. He was a lineal descendant of an early Acadian family, and was proud of his origin. His mother, Marthé Bordat, was the daughter of Dr. Antoine Bordat, ex-surgeon of the French army, and Marguerite Martin, who was first married in Acadia, now Nova Scotia, to a gentleman named Robichaux, who came to New Orleans with many other refugees who were driven from their country by the British government on account of their allegiance to France, which had possessed and controlled it prior to England's conquest of Canada. Mrs. Robichaux married a second time, in New Orleans, Dr. Bordat of that city, who subsequently removed to the birthplace of Governor Mouton. Governor Mouton's father was a son of Salvator Mouton, who was also an Acadian refugee.
Educational advantages in the section of Louisiana in which Governor Mouton spent his youthful days were at that time very limited, a few indifferent country schools affording the only opportunities for instruction of the rising generation. The population consisted nearly solely of Acadian descendants, and the French language was universally spoken and for many years the only language taught in the schools of that locality, so that it was difficult for one to obtain a thorough English training. Governor Mouton was, however, a precocious youth, and he proved himself equal to the emergency. He acquired, unaided, a good knowledge of the English language, and from the fluency with which he spoke he might have been considered a thorough classical scholar.
The days of his boyhood were uneventful, and consisted in the regular routine of events attending the youthful days of a country boy. At an early age young Mouton evinced a great interest in public affairs, and, probably, to this is due the fact that he chose as his vocation law, as the entrance to the political arena has been, in the United States, chiefly through the doors of this profession.
In 1821 Governor Mouton went to St. Martinsville, the seat of the parochial government of St. Martin parish, and studied law in the office of Charles Antoine, an attorney of St. Martinsville. Charles Antoine died shortly after Governor Mouton entered his office, and young Mouton finished his law study with Edward Simon, a distinguished jurist, who was at one time Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.
Being admitted to the bar in 1825, Mr. Mouton commenced the practice of his profession in Lafayette parish, which had been incorporated in 1823. He only practised [sic] a short while, however, when he retired to his country home, seemingly preferring the freedom and ease of a country life to the tedious routine of an attorney's duties.
In 1826 the citizens of Lafayette parish, looking around for a man of energy and ability to represent them in the State Legislature, chose Mr. Mouton. His services were eminently satisfactory, and he succeeded himself in that body for three consecutive terms, and was Speaker of the House during the sessions of 1831-32.
From 1832 until 1836 Governor Mouton resided on his plantation. He was on the Presidential Electoral ticket during the presidential campaigns of 1828, 1832 and 1836. In the latter part of 1836 he was elected for the fourth time to the lower house of the State Legislature. In January, 1837, he was elected by that body to fill the unexpired term of Judge Porter in the United States Senate, and succeeded himself for the long term. While in Congress he was a member of the Committee on Private Land Claims and Patents.
Mr. Mouton was nominated for Governor of his State in 1842, and he resigned his seat in the Senate March 1, of that year, and, being elected, he entered upon his executive duties January 30, 1843. Commenting upon the condition of public affairs in the State at the time, Governor Mouton in his first message to the Legislature remarked: "We can justly attribute the evils we suffer to no other cause than to ourselves. Louisiana, under a good government, and poised on her own resources, would leave nothing to be wished for by her sons. It is but too common to look abroad for causes which are to be found immediately among ourselves. It is too customary to look to the general government for relief in distress, whilst that relief should have been sought at home. By the manly exercise of our own faculties, availing ourselves of our own advantages, and calling to our aid the sovereign power of the State, we could overcome all our difficulties." His public utterances were noted for their strength and wisdom. The Governor's remarks upon the fearful condition of the State Treasury, its cause and remedy, are full of facts and suggestions. He recommended as a remedy for this great evil legislative prevention, as far as possible, of the revival of a banking system as heretofore organized.
A new constitution for the State having been adopted May 14, 1845, involving a complete change of officers, Governor Mouton's term was brought to a close at the expiration of his third year. Leaving the executive chair, Governor Mouton again retired to private life and never again participated actively in political affairs.
January, 1852, he was chairman of the great Southwestern Railroad Convention. He was also a delegate to the National Convention held in Cincinnati, 1886. In 1858 he was selected president of the Vigilance Committee for the Attakapas country, which was organized to rid that section of the country from an organized band of marauders who set the laws at defiance. In 1860 he was a delegate to the National Convention held at Charleston, South Carolina, for the nomination of President of the United States. In 1861 he was a delegate and president of the Secession Convention that met in Baton Rouge. This may be said to have ended his public career, although he was afterward a candidate for a seat in the Confederate States Congress.
The latter days of Governor Mouton's life were spent on his plantation in Lafayette parish. There he lived a retired life, rarely leaving his home, save occasionally making a trip to New Orleans, since the extension of the Morgan Railroad, which afforded the traveling facilities which he could not previously command, for which he had a peculiar partiality, railroads being confessedly his hobby. Age pressed more heavily upon the governor in consequence of the severe loss he sustained in the war, by the death of his gallant son, General Alfred Mouton, at Mansfield, Louisiana, through the treachery of a body of Federal soldiers, who, after surrendering, fired upon and killed him. The devastation of his native place also added to the misfortunes which seemed to accumulate at that period of life when he was least able to sustain himself under the burden.
Governor Mouton was a man of remarkably prepossessing appearance; tall and commanding in figure, every feature of his countenance plainly expressed the great courage and resolution characteristic of his nature. Dignified and courteous in his manner, slow and deliberate in conversation, Governor Mouton laid no claim to oratorical power, preferring to listen to others rather than express his own views and opinions. He had that happy faculty of setting at ease those whom he entertained, and was a most congenial host.
Governor Mouton was married, in 1826, to Miss Zelia Rousseau, the daughter of Jaquez Dupre', the most wealthy stock raiser in " Opelousas county" in his time. He was also prominent in public affairs, and acted as President pro tem. of the State Senate and ex-officio Lieutenant Governor, subsequently becoming acting Governor in 1830; succeeding A. Beaurias, who was acting Governor after the death of Governor Derbigny. By his first marriage Governor Mouton had five children: General Alfred Mouton a graduate of West Point, who was killed at Mansfield, 1864; Mathilde, who married Frank Gardner, the defender of Port Hudson; Idieda, who married J. S. Mouton, a sugar planter of Lafayette parish; Cecilia, who died unmarried. After the death of his first wife the governor married, while a Senator in Washington City, 1842, Miss Emma K. Gardener, daughter of Colonel Charles K. Gardener, officer in the United States army. To the latter union four sons and two daughters were born:
Charles, Paul, George, Rufus, Ann Eliza and Marie.
1850 Lafayette Parish, LA Census
MOUTON, Alexander 46 Farm $43,500
GARDNER, Emma K. 30 (N.Y.)
Alfred 21
Mathilde 18
Odilde 16
Cecila 13
Anne Liza 6
Charles A. 4
Paul 2

Alexandre Mouton 55
Emma 35(Gardner) (from Columbia)
Cecilia 21
Lyisa 15
Charles 13
Paul 11
George 6
Marie 9
Rufus 3

"Characteristics.--The general history of the parish has een peacable and moral to a high degree. But back before the war, along in the fifties, a lot of lawless characters banded tgether and depredated upon the people until patience ceased to be a virtue, and the law-abiding men formed themselves into a vigilance committee for the purpose of ridding themselves of the bandits. The people organized under Gov. Mouton and other prominent leaders. In the summer of 1859, a battle was fought on the Bayou Queue Tortue, which fortunately proved bloodless, which routed the bandits so completely they never rallied again, a full account of which is given in the chapter on St. Martin.
"Ex-Gov. Mouton was elected judge in 1864, but his term was cut short by the civil war. He held his last term in 1865. Court was then suspended in the parish until 1866, when, at the November term, we find Judge Adolph Bailey on the bench of the Lafayette court. He died in office in 1868. Judge Bailey was a native of the parish, and a graduate of Yale College, and withal, one of the most learned men this part of the country ever produced. Judge J. M. Porter was elected judge in 1868, and served until his death, when George E. King was appointed to fill out the unexpired term of Judge Porter, but never held court in this place. Eraste Mouton was appointed judge in 1871, and afterward elected, and served until the time of his death in 1878. He was of the most brilliant judges that ever sat on the bench of this district. E. E. Mouton was appointed in 1879 to fill out the unexpired term, and was subsequently elected to the office, which he held until his death. Judge John Clegg was then appointed to fill the vacancy. In 1884, C. Debaillion was elected judge, and was reelected in 1888. He resigned, and N. N. Edwards was appointed to serve until an election could be held. In 1890 the present judge, Orther C. Mouton, was elected.
"The former practitioners of the bar of Lafayette, and who have passed away, were M. E. Girard, R. C. Crow, Wm. Mouton, V. Cornier, and Gov. Mouton. The following compose the present bar, Ex-Judge Debaillion, L. Tansy, Charles D. Caffrey, Julian Mouton, Edward G. Voorhies, and William Campbell."

"A deadly silence prevailed and a battle was imminent, when, for the purpose of avoiding a useless effusion of blood, Governor Alexander Mouton proposed to hold a parley with the chiefs of the antis. This was acceded to, and Governor Mouton, with Major St. Julien, Captain Valmont Richard and Lieutenant Steak, advanced toward the antis, walking up to the fence which enclosed Lagrange's house. This was a one-story house, surrounded by a shed. It was "cat and clayed," and pierced with loop holes. The shining barrels of guns could be seen pointed toward the new comers, ready to be fired at any moment. Lagrange and Jones, two anti chieftains, came to the fence
"What do you wish, gentlemen?" said Lagrange.
"We have come," said the Governor, "to find out the object of your meeting."
"It is nothing but a political meeting," answered Lagrange.
"A political meeting! Why, we have no elections this year. But I see that you are armed to the teeth. Political meetings are generally held without guns. It may be that you have cannons also?"
"We are too poor to buy cannons," answered Jones, 'we meet here to-day because we have a constitutional right to do so."
"Very well," said the Governor, "but you have among you men that have received orders to leave the State ; men that we intend to chastise severely for their disobedience to our orders."
"We know not these men," answered Jones.
"Then you refuse to deliver them up?" Lagrange answered evasively.
"Governor," said St. Julien, "what is the use of parleying with these men, since they refuse to deliver their friends; let us return to our post and open fire at once."
"Lagrange," said the Governor, "it were well that you should send away the women and children I see in your yard; we have come to fight men, and not children; " and then he added, "the responsibility of what follows is yours, not ours."
"The Governor and his escort returned to their posts, the little army, was deployed for action, the cannon was unmasked, and when the lighted match was about to be applied to it there followed in the camp of the antis a scene of confusion which beggars description. Panic stricken the antis fled in every direction; their army had melted away in the air; the sight of the cannon had produced that most unexpected result. The battle had been won without shedding a drop of blood. Then a helter-skelter race took place in the prairie, in the wood, along, the bayou, between the panic stricken antis and the vigilants, who captured over two hundred prisoners, and over a thousand small arms, guns and revolvers. The battle was over, and excepting eighty prisoners, the balance of the antis were released and allowed to return to their homes.
"The prisoners were closely examined separately and the testimony of each one of them coincided with that of the others, and, being condensed, established the fact that their plan was to overrun the parish of Lafayette, to incite the negroes to revolt against their masters, to burn and sack all the plantations on their way to Lafayette, and plunder the safes of Alexander Mouton, Emile Mouton, V. A. Martin, Gerassin Bernard, Alexandre Latcolais,, Camille Doucet, Francois D'Aigle and others, all of whom were doomed, besides, to a cruel death; and lastly to plunder the town of Lafayette and reduce it to ashes after having abandoned it to all the horrors of a town taken by assault."

"On the assembling of the Convention at Baton Rouge on Wednesday January 23, 1861 on motion of Lawrence of Plaquemines, John Perkins Junior was made temporary Chairman. The candidates for the Presidency of the Convention were Alexander Mouton and Isaiah Garrett: the ballot stood, Mouton 81, Garrett 41, and Perkins 1, making a total of 123 votes.
"After Governor Mouton took the chair and delivered his address of acceptance, and other organization preliminaries were completed, upon motion of Samuel W. Dorsey, Parish delegate from Tensas, a Committee of Fifteen was appointed "to prepare arid report an ordinance providing for the withdrawal of the State of Louisiana from the Union." Perkins was made Chairman of this Committee."

[NI01970] It was Lawrence who conceived and ordered the Removal of the Acadians in 1755. He led the Council which governed Nova Scotia to its decision to pass, on July 28, 1755, the following resolution in respect to the French residents of Nova Scotia, the Acadians:
"After mature consideration
it was unanimously agreed, that,
to prevent as much as possible
their attempting to return and
molest the settlers that may be set
down on their lands, it would
be most proper to send them
to be distributed amongst the
several colonies on the
continent, and that a
sufficient number of vessels
should be hired with all
possible expedition for that

[NI01973] John and Marin Mouton settled in Carencro district during the decade, perhaps, of 1760. They
were the sons of Salvator Mouton, an exiled Acadian, who settled, it is thought, in Pointe
Coupee parish, about 1737. John Mouton had been trading with the Indians and was greatly
beliked by them, as he always a dealt fairly. He wore a homespun Caluchon (cap) made of wool,
of a yellow color and knit by hand. His brother wore a chapeau (hat), and his descendants to
this day are called "Chapeaux Moutons."

[NI01980] Behind Nova Scotia Tourist Information Office, Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia.
In commemoration
Jean-Jacques Mouton, surgeon, born c.1689 in Marseilles, France, son of Antoine and Jeanne Merlasse, married at Port Royal, January 7, 1711 to Marie Girouard, daughter of Alexandre Girouard dit de RU, and Marie LeBorgne de Belisle of Port Royal, granddaughter of Alexandre LeBorgne de Belisle, seigneur de Port Royal and Marie de Saint-Étienne de LaTour. They lived in Grand Pré from 1712 until 1724 and settled in Beaubassin c. 1725. Children: Jean, Jacques, Charles, Justinien, Marie-Josephe, Marguerite, Anne, Salvator, Louis and Pierre.
Following the destruction of Beaubassin in 1750 the Mouton families fled. Jean and Marguerite Poirier Mouton and Jacques and Marguerite Caissie Mouton with the children were deported in 1755 to South Carolina. Charles married Anne Comeaux; Salvator, Louis, and Jean dit Neveu (son of Jacques and Marguerite Caissie) married three sisters, Anne, Marie-Modeste, Isabelle Bastarache (daughters of Jean and Angelique Richard). They ultimately settled in Louisiana.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul S. Martin, Sr., and Family
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.A. June 16, 2005

[NI01982] Jean Mouton eventually claimed several tracts of land in that area and even as far as the Mermentau River. His land donation for a church and courthouse formed the basis for creation of Vermilionville, which became Lafayette.

[NI01989] Imprisoned by the English at the Battle of Ristigouche and sent into captivity at Halifax.

[NI01990] Imprisoned by the English at the Battle of Ristigouche and sent into captivity at Halifax.

[NI02005] not finding a connection to Rene.

[NI02015] One of the first settlers in Beaubassin.

[NI02066] Guillaume Trahan; born 1611, Montreuil-Belley Maine-et-Loire, France. Guillaume, his wife Francoise Charbonneau whom he married in 1628, two children and a hired hand, were passengers on the ship "Saint-Jehan" in 1636. One daughter Jeanne born 1629, the other child presumably died as there is no subsequent record. Guillaume soon became one of the most influential and highly respected citizens of Port Royal and he was also one of the most prominent. In the ensuing years Guillaume Trahan's name shows up among those of authority in Acadia. In 1654, the signatures on an Act of the surrender of Port Royal included that of Guillaume, representative of the inhabitants.

Guillaume served as marshal (toolsmith) of Bourgeil, France the town where he emigrated from. The circumstances that brought Guillaume and his family to the new world may never be known. But it could well be that in 1634 a sentence had been issued against a group of residents of the town and Guillaume's name was among the lot. He was charged and fined with illegally cutting wood for his hearth from the private forest of, a top minister of the French Government. Persons from various walks of life were also listed and fined, including members of the clergy. Guillaume in a second marriage to Madeleine Brun in 1666, duaghter of Vincent Brun and Renee Breaux, he had six children with her. This marriage was the beginning of Trahans in Acadia and Louisiana.

[NI02178] Claude Trahan as he appeared in the 1752 Census - of Anse au Mat1714. This family fled to ile-st-jean in 1750. Alexandre's wife died august 27, 1756.

[NI02201] Records show that Perrine & Landry had lots of children and I find nothing to show that Perrine married a 2nd time. It's possible that there are two Perrines.

[NI02219] 1930 Logan Co, CO Census pg
ASHBY, Harold brother 20 Neb US US
Bernice sil 23 Iowa Iowa Iowa

[NI02221] Milam County Births

[NI02222] Lived in Lorena in 1980.

[NI02223] In a letter from Lawrence to Robert L. Armstrong dated 8/3/41
Lawrence is in Mt. Enterprise, Robert is in CC Camp in Colorado.
Mostly silly stuff but he says he is loading pulpwood down at Teneha (south of Carthage on hwy 59). He went to Kilgore (the same as saying he went drinking) three weeks ago and saw his Shorty working at the Circle Y.

Another letter dated 9/14/41
Lawrence bought a new car - a Whippet 6, and it runs good. Now he can go see his Shorty. Tooter and Leon (Kelly) were here since Saturday. They borrowed Uncle Walter's (Kelly) car and tried to make a curve going to fast.Tthey wrecked the car, rolled it over, but didn't get hurt.

In a letter to Neeley Armstrong dated 11/9/43
APO New York to Mt. Enterprise
He has a cold. He can't tell her where he is (national security), but he likes it better than where he was before.

Johnnie Mills b. 2/25/1908 d. 12/12/1990 Laneville, 449-09-6320

[NI02224] Rusk County, Texas Births
Mills Ruthie Lee - m. Docile Pope - f. Albert Mills - date 11-12-1939 - sex F
Mills Willie Gene Docile Pope Albert Mills 04-10-1938 M

Alfred Mouton 30
Ze1ia 22
Jacques 5
Ze1ia 3
Charlotte 1

J. J. A. Alfred Mouton, promoted brigadier general April 16, 1862

"War Record.-The war history of Lafayette parish was highly creditable to the people of the parish. The first body of troops that went from Lafayette consisted of about twenty-five men, who went to St. Martinsville, and joined Capt. Alcibiades DeBlanc's command. The first full company from here bore the name; of the Acadian Guards, and were officered as follows: Alfred Mouton, captain; Wm. Mouton, first lieutenant; Polk Bailey, second lieutenant, and Thelismar Comeaux, third lieutenant. Upon the formation of the Eighteenth Louisiana Regiment, the Acadian Guards became Company I, and Alfred Mouton was promotsd to colonel. The regiment received its baptism of fire at Shiloh, where Gen. Mouton was wounded. He afterward was promoted to brigadier general, and transferred with his brigade to the Trans-Mississippi Department, where it became part of Gen. Dick Taylor's division. Gen. Mouton was afterward killed in the battle of Mansfield."
"Another company, incorporated in the battalion of the Orleans Guards, won great distinction in a memorable charge at the battle of Shiloh. led by First Lieut. Alfred Voorhies--others enlisted in the Eighteenth and Twenty-sixth Louisiana regiments. The former was commanded by Col. Alfred Mouton, who was prornoted to Brigadier General for his bravery at the battle of Shiloh, and who was killed at the battle of Mansfield, won by his superior generalship. The Yellow jackets, Valsin A. Fournet, colonel, and Dupeire's battalion of cavalry, Maj. St. Leon Dupeire commanding, were also organized in the parish."
"But while the antis were thus caressing fondly their dream of vengeance, the vigilants had been on the alert, and had watched their movements closely. On the third of September the vigilants, five hundred strong, sallied out of the town of Lafayette in three columns, under the leadership of Alfred Mouton, a graduate of West Point, he who subsequently died so gloriously on the battle field of Mansfield. They had with them a twenty-four brass pounder and one hundred rounds of ammunition. This little army was composed of detachments from the various companies of the organization, the chiefs having decided that this force was sufficient for the emergency. This gallant little band had sallied out before day, and had received orders to advance with the least possible noise, to avoid detection, as the plan was to take the antis by surprise, On its way it was reinforced by two hundred men from St. Landry, and the whole force now numbered seven hundred men. Owing to unavoidable delays on the road. It was broad daylight when Bayou Queue Tortue was reached, the antis, drawn up in battle array, seemingly ready to withstand the assault of their enemy."
"In March, 1864, Banks entered upon his raid, although the Confederate, Taylor, learned of the
proposed raid in February, and advised Kirby Smith thereof. The latter commenced to bring in his detached commands, and when Gen. A. J. Smith came up Red River and Banks up the Teche the Confederate forces were well prepared. The Federals captured Fort De Russy, just below Alexandria, and then proceeded up the valley, Taylor's command falling back gradually. At Mansfield, on April 8,1864, he resolved to fight, and sent a message to Kirby Smith to that' effect. He posted his 9,000 men one-quarter of a mile from the town and sent the gallant Mouton with the Louisianians forward to begin the attack. The Federals held the steep hill over which ran the public road, and capped it with Nimm's battery, and this battery Mouton sought to capture. He lost many officers in this twenty-five minutes' at-
tack, among them Armand, of the Creole regiment. The Eighteenth Louisiana Infantry pushed forward, led by Polignac and Mouton, and captured the battery. Mouton was killed while trying to save thirty-five Federal prisoners (or, as some would have it, after a flag of truce was hoisted) by one of the men he would have saved, but the surviving officers led the pursuit of the Union troops to Pleasant Hill."
"At Mansfield Gen. Mouton, Cols. Armand, Beard and Walker, Maj. Canfield, Lieut.-Col. Clark, Col. Noble and many other officers fell. The Federal loss at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill was about 2,300 killed and wounded, and the Confederate loss 2,200. The Federals lost 2,500 taken prisoners at Mansfield, 20 guns, colors, small arms and 250 wagons, while at Pleasant Hill the losses were increased. T. J. Williams acted as guide during the movements here against Banks."

[NI02258] never married

Jacque Dupre-Jacque Dupre: 120011000477

"Governor Mouton was married in 1826, to Mjss Zelia Rousseau, the daughter of Jaquez Dupre', the most wealthy stockraiser in Opelousas county in his time. He was also prominent in public affairs, and acted as president pro tem, of the state senate and ex-officio lieutenant-governor, subsequently becoming acting governor in 1830, succeeding A. Beaurias, who was acting governor after the death of Governor

[NI02265] "J. S. MOUTON, LAFAYETTE.--J. S. Mouton was born in Lafayette parish, Louisiana, 1835. He was an active participant in the late Civil War, having enlisted in the Confederate army in 1861, on Gen. Mouton's staff. He served during the whole of the war. Mr. Mouton has a good plantation, where he
resides, consisting of about two hundred acres of land, and devotes himself entirely to its cultivation. As a planter he has been successful, and few plantations of this section are better conducted than his. Mr. Mouton married in 1852 Miss Odeida, daughter of ex-Governor Alexander Mouton. They are the
parents of nine children, six sons and three daughters."

[NI02267] JACQUES D. MOUTON, LAFAYETTE.--J. D. Mouton, a prominent planter of Ward 3, was born in Lafayette parish February 15, 1855. He is the son of Gen. Alfred Mouton, a history of whose life appears elsewhere.

Mr. Mouton is one of a family of five children now living. He was reared on a farm and received a good education in the neighboring schools. He was married in 1880 to Mary J. Voorhies, a native of St. Martinsville, Louisiana, and daughter of Alfred and Euphrosine (Oliver) Voorhies. Alfred Voorhies was a
prominent citizen of St. Martin parish. He was a representative of that parish in the Legislature, 1885-1888. He removed to Lafayette parish in 1889 and is at present a notary public in this parish. Mr. and Mrs. Mouton are the parents of six children, five of whom are living--Mary, Rousseau, Daniel,
Alice, Zelia, (deceased), and Voorhies. Mr. Mouton has given his attention exclusively to farming. His plantation, located one mile east of Lafayette, is well improved, and bespeaks the thrift of its possessor. In connection with his plantation Mr. Mouton gives special attention to raising a good grade of stock. Though he takes an active interest in public affairs he has never held an office. He and family are Catholics.

Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical Section, pp. 242-243. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Published in 1891, by The Gulf Publishing Company.

[NI02269] Alfred Voorhies was a prominent citizen of St. Martin parish. He was a representative of that
parish in the Legislature, 1885-1888. He removed to Lafayette parish in 1889 and is at present a notary public in this parish.

Family - Holland>KY>LA

[NI02278] "SIDNEY MARTIN, LAFAYETTE.--Sidney Martin, planter, was born in St. Martin parish, Louisiana, 1855. He is the son of Valerien and Angeline (Mouton) Martin, both of whom are natives of Louisiana. His father is a planter, living in St. Martin parish. The subject of this sketch is one of a family of seven children; Auguste, Edmond, Emile, Alfred, Elodie, Ismine and Angele.
"Sidney Martin has been engaged in planting since starting in business for himself. He was married in 1875 to Miss Zilia Mouton, a native of Louisiana, born in 1857, and daughter of General Mouton. To this union have been born five children, three sons and two daughters: Sosthene, Luc, Henry, Bertha, and Lucie. Mr. Martin has a good plantation of two hundred acres of land, with ninety acres under cultivation, on which he raises principally corn, cotton and sweet potatoes. The place is well improved, and has on it a fine orchard. Mr. Martin is a systematic, progressive planter, and is considered one of the most successful business men in his neighborhood. He gives special attention to breeding a superior grade of stock, and now has on his plantation some fine specimens. Both he and wife are members of the Catholic church.
"Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical Section, p. 244. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Published in 1891, by The Gulf Publishing Company."

[NI02294] Martin, George Armand, M. D., mayor of the city of Lafayette, parish of
Lafayette, La., is a distinguished member of a family that has been
identified with the best interests of the parishes of Lafayette and of St.
Martin, since the latter part of the 18th century, when Claude Martin,
paternal great-great-grandfather of Hon. George Armand Martin, emigrated
with a large company of Acadians from Nova Scotia to southwestern
Louisiana, and settled on the Bayou Teche. He married Marie Babin, in St.
Martin parish, and they were the forbears of a long and honorable line of
descendants who have made their mark as farmers and planters, many of whom
occupied public positions of trust and prominence. The records of the
Martin family show that an ancestor, great-great-great-grandfather of Hon.
G. A. Martin, emigrated from France to Acadia, Nova Scotia, in 1632, with
40 families; that because of eminent services rendered the French
government, he was given a title of nobility, and large concessions of
land, and was thereafter known under the name of Mathieu de St. Martin, and
died in Acadia. It was his son, Claude, who came to St. Martin parish with
the Acadian exiles. Valery, son of Claude, was the father of Placide,
whose son, Omer, was the father of Hon. George Armand Martin, the subject
of this sketch, who was the fourth of 9 children, six of whom are living:
G. W. Martin, M. D., of Arnaudville, La.; Dr. F. R. Martin, a physician,
of Crowley, La.; Mrs. Eva Horace, Mrs. Theolinde Gillard, Dr. J. A.
Martin, a dentist, all three residing at Lafayette; and Hon. George Armand
Martin, who was born in St. Martin parish, April 23, 1861, the son of Omer,
and Elise (Estilette) Martin, both natives of St. Martin parish. He was
educated in the private and public schools of his native parish, and at
Hiawassee college, Tenn., (1879-1881) graduating with the degree of
bachelor of science. In 1885, he entered Tulane university, as a student
in the medical department, and graduated in 1887. Immediately after
receiving his diploma, Dr. Martin began the practice of his profession at
Arnaudville, parish of St. Landry. He was a member of the Louisiana state
legislature of 1888, that provided for the abolition of the Louisiana
lottery, reduced passenger railroad fares from 5 cents to 3 cents, and
enacted the law compelling separate accommodations for negroes on railroad
trains. In 1891, Dr. Martin took a course in pharmacy at Tulane, and
returning to Arnaudville, practiced medicine, and operated a drug store in
partnership with his brother, Dr. G. W. Martin. He removed to Lafayette
City in 1893, where he has ever since been engaged in general practice but
devoting himself more particularly to obstetrics. Dr. Martin soon acquired
a reputation in his profession in Lafayette parish, and won the esteem and
confidence of the people through the active interest he took in public
affairs. Always a Democrat, he was often elected to prominent public
offices--3 times a member of the city council, 3 years on the parish school
board, and in 1909, elected mayor of Lafayette City by the largest majority
ever received by any candidate for that office. Dr. Martin was a candidate
for the legislature in 1908 against Maj. Paul de Clouet, the vote resulting
in a tie, in the primaries, but the contest did not go beyond, as Dr.
Martin withdrew in favor of the election of Maj. de Clouet. In 1913 the
election for mayor terminated in the unanimous popular selection by the
people of Hon. George Armand Martin to succeed himself in a public office
which he had so ably filled. During his administration (1909-1913) many
important public improvements were made in the city of Lafayette, such as
the laying of cement sidewalks, and it was while he was a member of the
city council that the high school, the industrial school and the municipal
power house were constructed, and that the main street of Lafayette was
widened. In religion, Dr. Martin is a Catholic, and in fraternal orders he
is a member of the Knights of Columbus and of the Elks. July 16, 1892,
occurred the marriage of Hon. George Armand Martin ard Miss Eliza Martin,
of Lafayette parish, the daughter of Valsin Martin, a cousin of Omer
Martin. From that matrimonial alliance 3 children were born, Michael,
Dora and Stanley.

GREGORY W. MARTIN, ARNAUDVILLE.--Dr. Martin was born in St. Martin
parish in 1856. He is the son of Omar and Elise (Estillette) Martin,
both natives of St. Martin parish. Omar Martin is a notary public and a
planter in St. Martin parish.

The subject of our sketch is the oldest of a family of seven children.
He attended school as a boy in St. Martin parish, subsequently pursuing
a course at the University of Louisiana, at New Orleans, and afterward
at the Military, Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge as a
cadet at large from the State. At the age of nineteen he began the
study of medicine under Dr. Gilbeau, of St. Martin parish. He attended
a medical college in 18756, and again in 1878-9, in which year he
graduated. Upon the completion of his medical course he located at this
place, where he has a large practice.

Dr. Martin owns a large amount of land on Bayou Teche and the
surrounding country, upon which he raises cotton.

In 1880 the doctor married Miss Ida Gilbeau, daughter of his preceptor.
To them were born five children, viz: Gregory W., Jr. ; Wade Omar,
Jane, Jeffrey (deceased), Jeffrey Edwin. The doctor and his family
are all members of the Catholic church.

Besides his professional duties and the operation of his plantation Dr.
Martin also conducts a mercantile business at Breaux Bridge. The doctor
is an enterprising citizen and skilful physician.

[NI02304] Cousin to Omere

CHARLES H. VOORHIES, ST. MARTINVILLE.--Mr. Voorhies is a native of Louisiana,
born in the town of St. Martinville, in St. Martin parish. He is the son of
Alfred Voorhies, who was also a native of St. Martinville, where he resided
until the time of his death. His mother, Euphrosine (Olivier) Voorhies was
born in St. Martinville, where she was reared and married. She is the
daughter of Diflonville and Enoine Olivier.

Charles Voorhies was reared in St. Martinville, where he obtained a common
school education. He began life at the age of fourteen years, as a manual
laborer. In 1886 he was elected chief constable, which position he has held

He married Miss Amelia Campbell, daughter of Levi and Almide (Landry)
Campbell. She is a native of St. Martinville, and was born May 8, 1860. Her
mother is still living in St. Martinville. Her father has been dead for a
number of years.

Mr. and Mrs. Voorhies are the parents of three living children, viz: Erme,
Charles, Birdie. In politics Mr. Voorhies is a stanch Democrat. Mr.
Voorhies is descended from an old and highly honored family of the Acadian
pioneers, and is proud of his descent.

[NI02371] or born in Hanover, Hanover Co, Virginia

[NI02408] Christening: 17 Feb 1684 Tewkesbury, Gloucester, England
Father: George BURFORD
Mother: Martha

Christening: 30 Apr 1694 Tewkesbury, Gloucester, England
Father: George BURFORD
Mother: Martha

[NI02454] William Gardner born August 27, 1827 Tobitha Burford born March 17,1831, Whose parents being present gave their consent, June 8, 1848 by John M. Carr, MG B-31

[NI02461] Federal Land Records, Lincoln Co, Arkansas
L Name F Name MI Sec No T R Acres Date Warrant Name Remarks
BURFORD PHILIP G 6 10S 5W 39.8 1854/05/01
Winston Co, Alabama
BURFORD PHILIP G 10 9S 8W HUNTSVILLE 80.2 1824/10/02

My reference is Betty Loftiss' book, the Elder Daniel Burford. Phillip was b 4 feb 1800 Warren Co NC, d 3 Aug 1852 Drew Co AR. He mar Tabitha bef 1823(date of oldest ch) as his first wife. He also was mar to Martha Sinclair. Tabitha died bef Aug 1849 in AR, prob Drew Co.
[Philip's] Children were: Ronald Tankersley Burford 1823-1893 mar Caroline Newton(11 ch); RebeccaClack Burford abt1827-1850 mar WDC Hankins(3 ch);Jasper M Burford abt 1827- abt 1861 mar Lydia Rogers(4 ch); Tabitha Burford b abt 1830-???? mar William Gardner; Mary Burford b 1833- ????;Frances E Burford b abt 1835-1904 AR mar 1 Charles Barfield (div)2 Jacob A Bull(4 ch);Nancy Burford ?- ?;James M Burford b abt 1839- ????; Sarah Burford b abt 1843-????. Larry McCruthen, Box 15165, Oklahoma City, OK 73155 or scottsbo12 is a descendant & probably can give you more inf. Tyrrell

[NI02462] Gina, although I can't document this, I think your Tabitha was probably the daughter of Rowland Tankersley and Clarissa Wade, whose family had apparently moved from South Carolina to Tennessee between 1810 and 1820. Rowland and Clarissa are said to have had a daughter Tabitha who was born about 1793, and Rowland also had an older sister named Tabitha. (I also wonder whether the Ronald Burford in your lineage could actually have been Rowland Burford.)
Contrary to the widely accepted (but incorrect) version of the Tankersley lineage, which claims that Rowland was the son of an earlier Rowland Tankersley, Tabitha's father Rowland was the son of Richard Tankersley and his wife Winnifred. This is the same Richard Tankersley who is identified in the traditional lineage as the husband of Elizabeth Fountain. The original source (an 1893 genealogy by Charles W. Tankersley) claims that Richard died in 1748, but in fact I've been able to trace his journey through Virginia and into upper South Carolina, where he was still alive as late as 1797.
As I said, I can't prove it, but it might be worth further research.

[NI02463] Matthew J. King 25 Caroline Newton 19 May 23, 1850 J. M. Carr, MG B-5

[NI02473] Signed a petition on behalf of one Jesse Dotson in Sept 1837 in Roane Co., Tennessee.

1800 Federal Census, Rutherford County, North Carolina
1822: Roane County, Tennessee Marriage Records
1823: Court Records of Roane County, Tennessee
1826: Tax List, Roane County, Tennessee
1827 Veterans Administration Tax List, Roane County, Tennessee.
1836: McEwen & McEwen Store Register, Kingston, Roane County, Tennessee
1840 Federal Census, Roane County, Tennessee
1840 Estate Inventory, Cornelius and Barbara Acord, Estate Book D, Roane County, Tennessee
1842 Estate Settlement, Cornelius and Barbara Acord, Estate Book D, Roane County, Tennessee
1846 Estate Settlement, Cornelius and Barbara Acord, Estate Book D, Roane County, Tennessee
1850 Federal Census, District #17, Cedar County, Missouri, M432-395
1853 Federal Land Records, Cedar County, Missouri
1857 Federal Land Records, Cedar County, Missouri
1860 Federal Census, Lynn Township, Cedar County, Missouri, M653-613
1880 Federal Census, Cedar County, Missouri

1840 Roane Co, TN Census
# 0867 Catherine Acred*
# 0870 Cornelius Acred*
# 1019 John Acred*

"Burford, J. P." "C,H,c,h"

[NI02522] Index To Gloucester County Surveyor's Book 1733 - 1806
STERLING, Ann --- Perry 7
STERLING, Mary --- Perry 7
CLACK, _____ --- French 11

[NI02525] There is a Rebecca Clack Burford-23703 b.1827 d. 1850 m. W.D.C. Hankins-23711 in a DESCENDANCY CHART sent to you by someone in the Burford family. W.D.C. was born in 1838 to Rebecca Bu(r)ford and Dr. Harrison Hankins. Could you refer me to the person who sent you the chart? I have been searching for her and her parents. Help! Norma Matteson

[NI02531] A copy of a letter I have in my possession states the following: Philip T. Burford was born June 29, 1783 in Warren County, North Carolina. While a resident of Warren County, Philip T. Burford volunteered March 1, 1780 and served as Purchasing Commissary and Wagonmaster, under Nicholas Lon, Quartermaster General of the State of North Carolina, until sometime in October, 1781. He served from October 15, 1781 as lieutenant, three months in Colonel William Linton's North Carolina Regiment, in an expedition against the Tories. He moved about 1793 from North Carolina to Kershaw District, South Carolina, where he lived seven years, then to Franklin County, Georgia and lived three years, to Haywood County, North Carolina, lived eight or nine years, thence to Bedford County, Tennessee. Philip T. Burford was allowed pension on his application executed August 8, 1833, then a resident of Bedford County, Tennessee.
Philip T. Burford
Certificate # 22074
Survey File# 1646 Bedford Co., TN
Issued October 1, 1833
Rate 73.33 per anum
Commenced March 4, 1831
Act of June 7, 1832
West Tennessee Agency
David Hahn (

From Kershaw Co SC Minutes of the County Court 1791-1799 by Brent Holcombe..."1 Mar 1794...Ordered that Philip Burfoot is appointed as a Deputy Sheriff for the county; he appeared and was duly qualified"...this was Philip T. Burford, whose son was Philip G.G. Burford believed to have md Tabitha Tankersley...I found a Philip Burford listed as the Chief Deputy Sheriff of Madison County Alabama in 1828...I believe this is Philip G.G (Philip T. would have been 65 in 1828 and died 1834 in Haywood Co Tn)....just across the Tenn border from Madison Co is Lincoln Co Tn, and I found a reference in Lincoln Co. Tn Court Minutes that Roland Tankersley is mentioned in a court action there on Friday 4 April 1826...this then would place Philip G.G. in near proximity to the Roland Tankersley family at least 1826-28...Philip G.G. b 4 Feb 1800 md Tabitha ca 1822 based on birth of 1st ch Ronald (Roland?) ca 1823...
Larry Mc

PT was b 1763 NC/// d 1834 Fayette Co TN mar Rebecca Clack. My line Mildred mar Alfred Blair; Daniel Washington mar Lucy Hilliard; Phillip mar Susannah Goodloe & Nancy Agnes Bullock; Elizabeth Clack mar Abraham Shook & others; William Terrell mar Hepsabeth Barton & Sarah Reid; David mar Rebecca Wilson & Mary ??; Dr Jonathan mar Euphemia Nancy Chaffin & Mrs Harriett B Campbell Yates; Hiram mar Hannah ?? & Mary Ellis; Phillip GG mar Tabitha Tankersley & Martha Sinclair; Mary SS mar a Caple & or Sims; Mahala Harlo Clementine (died as infant); Rebecca Harlo Clementine mar Thomas Nowlin.

[NI02533] BURFORD, Philip H., 76, N. C.
Nancy, 57 (37?)
Cross Roads Dist., 69

1805 Georgia Land Lottery
Daniel Burford (1)
James Burford (1)
Leonard Burford (1)
Mitchell Burford (1)
Philip H. Burford (1)
William Burford Junr. (1)
William Burford Senr. (1)

[NI02535] The T probably stands for Terrell.

[NI02539] Burford Cemetery, Tate Co, Mississippi
Daniel Burford, 11-5-1782 - June 19, 1848
Lucy Burford, May 22,1789- May 26, 1847, consort of D. Burford

[NI02542] Died in Service during War of 1812.

[NI02545] Martin or Barton?

[NI02581] may have married Robert ???

[NI02587] Mrs. M. Geese of Albany, Albany Co, NY - 1926
or born in Alden, Erie Co, New York

Info submitted to LDS by
USA 84115-2619

[NI02589] Mrs. Julia Tuebbs of Buffalo, Erie Co, NY

LDS record:
Julia F SENN
Sex: F
Birth: Abt. 1862 Corfu, Genesee, New York
Film number: 2034353
Official temple record for deceased individuals, 1991-
22 Sep 1991 SEATT--SLAKE VAULT US/CAN Film 1760731
Event(s): Birth: 1862 Of, , New York
Marriage(s): Spouse: Frank D. TUBBS
Marriage: Abt. 1883
Source Information:
Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
F847922 - 1395857 Film NONE
Sheet: 15

[NI02590] Mrs. Clara Colby of Corfu, Genesee Co, NY - 1926

Also buried on that lot is a John Senn, who died 24 APR 1918.

[NI02591] 1920 Milam Co Census Vol. 123, ED 131, Sheet 4, Line 83
SENN, Beatrice head 41 TX
Cecil son 19
Sarah dau 18
Naomi dau 14
Wiley son 12
James ?. son 10

Papaw told this story about his mama.

"One of our neighbors was sick and Mama made a chicken pie for 'em. We walked to the neighbor's house. I don't know how far it was, 'cause I was just a little fella. It seemed like miles. When we were on our way home a big storm blowed up. Mama kept lookin' over her shoulder sayin, 'Walk faster, Wiley.' I was walkin' as fast as I could.
Mama was a strappin' big woman and that's the only time I ever seen her scared. The rain started pourin' down, the wind blew me down. I hollered and Mama turned around. Her hair pins had come undone and her hair was blowin' all over the place. Her eyes was big as plums. She looked WILD. She reached down with one hand and yanked me up into her arms the RAN all the way home and straight to the storm cellar."

[NI02592] Anna Sen died Milam Co. 1-10-44? not my Annie.
Married at age 70 to a lawyer named Oscar who ended up with the ranch "for the years of taking care of her".

1900 Bell Co Census Pct. 5, Vol. 6, ED 29, Sheet 4, Line 70
SEIM, Annie servant 9/1874 25 NY
enumerated with C.B. Hutchison
118 N. 2nd St., Temple

[NI02593] 1900 Bell Co Census Holland, Vol. 5, ED 20, Sheet 5, line 45
Name relationship birthdate age where born
SENN, F. D. son-in-law 2/1876 24 NY
Beatrice dau 2/1878 22 TX
living with Alex Wills

1910 Williamson Co Census Taylor, Vol. 143, ED 131, Sheet 448
SENN, Fred D. head 34 NY
Beatrice wife 32 TX
Cecil son 9
Sarah dau 8
Naomi dau 4
Wesley son 2
James J. son 4 mos

1920 Travis Co Census Austin, Vol. 161, ED 10? (0,2,6), Sheet 10, Line 62
State Lunatic Asylum - Patient
Name color age where born
SENN, F. D. W 41 TX

Checked himself into the state asylum when the Huntington's disease got bad. Buried in their cemetery was in the hospital by 1926.
Mamaw says he went to the hospital in 1911, continued to visit his family until 1913.

State Death Records:
Fred D. Senn died Travis Co. 8-16-30
Frederick Senn died McLennan Co. 11-3-26

Milam Co, TX, Probate
SENN F. D. NCM 3-18-1911 1231

The State of Texas does not admit that patients from the hospital were buried in the State Cemetery.

[NI02621] 1880 Federal Census, Cedar Township, Dade County, Missouri - Reel T9-0683
Page: 131b Dwelling:
Name Sex Age Relation Marriage Birth Profession
Philip Martin M 58 Self Married TN TN TN Farmer
Clara F 58 Wife Married TN TN NC Keeping House
George W. M 25 Son Single MO TN TN Farms
Susan E. F 22 Daughter Single MO TN TN
Cornelius A. M 18 Son Single MO TN TN Farms

Greenfield Cemetery, Cedar Co, MO
Martin, Clarissa w/o Phillip 06-Dec-1822 + unable to read 1887
Martin, G M no dates
Martin, John C (M-27-Feb-1876) 20-Oct-1847 + 07-Dec-1879
Martin, Nancy w/o J C 14-Aug-1852 + 28-Dec-1912
Martin, Phillip no date + 1881

[NI02622] Gina, I saw your post on the Genesee Co. forum. I found the family below on the 1880 census. I think it is your Senn family; this is the only Frederick Senn/Sinn in the county. Pat R.

1880 Census Place: District 2, Pembroke, Genesee, New York
Source: FHL Film 1254835 National Archives Film T9-0835 Page 661C

Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occ
Frederic Sinn Self M M W 41 Prussia Farming Prus. Prus.
Barbara Sinn Wife F M W 40 Baden House Wife Baden Baden
Martha Sinn Dau F S W 12 NY Prus. DarmstadtHesse
John Sinn Son M S W 10 NY Prus. DarmstadtHesse
Henry Sinn Son M S W 14 NY Prus. DarmstadtHesse
Elizabeth Sinn Dau F S W 5 NY Prus. Baden
Frederic Sinn Son M S W 4 NY Prus. Baden

1920 McLennan Co, Texas Vol. 118, ED 107, Sheet 3, Line 61
Name relationship age where born Naturalization
SEEN, Fred head 81 or 84 Prussia 1843-Na 1858
Annie dau 44 NY

A family legend that is unravelling:
Came from Germany with family. Had been wealthy until the Kaiser destroyed everything. Had three sisters. Was married and had three children. Wife died during Civil War. Fought in Civil War for the North. Was in a military prison. His sister raised his children. While in prison, he met a Confederate POW named Wills. When they were released,he decided to go with his friend back to Texas.
Had a farm near Waco in Robinson.
Another family legend:
Built a church and set aside a portion of the property as a school, churchyard and cemetery. He, Annie, Naomi, and Henry are buried there. Robinson Cemetery.
Waco News-Tribune, Thursday, Nov. 4, 1926, p. 13,
Frederick Senn, 87, of Robinson, died Wednesday morning in local sanitarium. Survivors include: Mrs. Julia Tuebbs of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Clara Colby of Corfu, N.Y., Mrs. M. Geese of Albany, N.Y.. Miss Annie Senn of Robinson, Henry Senn of Buffalo and Fred Senn of Austin. Services pending. Mr. Senn was born in Germany, and came to U.S. at 7 years of age. A retired farmer, lived 40 years in Texas, and a resident of Robinson for 20 years. In the Nov. 6, Waco N-T, p. 2, Frederick Senn burial sevice at 1:30 P.M. from the First Presbyterian Church of Robinson, and interred in the Robinson Cemtery. Pallbearers were Benton Jones, Martin Amlunke, Charles Waltiz, Leslie Walker, Jim Colvex and George Andrew.
One more family legend:
Frederick's brother was a doctor at the "Mayo Clinic". Could this be Nicholas?
SENN, Dr. Nicholas, at Chicago, June 2, 1908 (death)
I can't find any proof that his first name was William.
Is this my Frederick's father?
Frederick SENN (AFN: 3GM4-33)
Sex: M
Birth: 1813 , , Switzerland
Death: 12 May 1860 Henrietta, Monroe, Ny
Gina- The information I have is that the SENN or Senner name means, a shepherd or cowherd in Switzerland. In the spring all the cattle in the small towns are gotten together and the herders drive them up into the mountains to greener pastures. They are milked and cheese is made right there in the mountains and every week the cheese is hauled down to the village and sold. In the fall the cattle are brought back to the village to a big field and the owners have to pick out their cow or cows and take them back to their homes and pick up their money for the cheese that had been sold. When we were in Buchs, St Gallen in Sept of 1998 we were able to see the return of the cattle from the mountains. The best milk producers were all decorated with flowers and branches on their heads and each wore a big (12 inches wide and 18 inches long) bell that clanged with each step the cow took. There must have been approx 150 milk cows and a bunch of yearling calves that bought up the rear of the procession. I did make lots of videotapes of our trip. Was able to visit the church my ancestors went to in Buchs and also look at and hold in my hands and photograph old church records back to the 1600's!!!! It was quite a feeling to see my GGGGGrandfather/mother's birth, confirmation, marriage and death records. Our SENN family came from the little town of Altendorf, St Gallen which is now a part of the city of Buchs. Take care Bill and Gale Senn
I checked in the Oxford English Dictionary and the name "senn" is German, rarely used since the early 19th century, but the definition of a "senn" is a herdsman in the Alps. Also Comb. senn-cabin, sennhutt, repr. G. sennhütte, a herdsman's chalet. c1822 MRS. HEMANS League of Alps 1: 'Twas night upon the Alps. The Senn's wild horn,..had pour'd its last long tone. c1822 Alp-Horn Song 16: The low sen-cabins and pastures free. 1868 KINGSLEY Hermits 131: During that short period of the year when the maidens in the sennhutt watch the cattle upon the upland pastures.s.

There is a will filed in Monroe county. This Fred lived in Mendon.

A Henry Senn is buried in Oneida Co, New forest Cemetery

[NI02623] 1880 Elk Co, KS Census 323a North Longton
Disney, James H W M 31 self Farmer Tenn Tenn Tenn
Elizabeth W F 28 wife Keeping house Mo US US
Samany? W F 11 dau Mo Tenn Mo
William W M 9 son Kansas Tenn Mo
Jessie W M 8 son? Kansas Tenn Mo
Effie W F 6 dau
Bell W F 4 dau
Edith W F 1/12? dau

Buried at Allen, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma?

[NI02626] See notes on William Senn.
Grandpa Wills was a "southern gentleman" from a wealthy family. He joined the Confederate Army and was taken prisoner. While in prison, he met William Senn, also a Confederate prisoner. When the men were released, they traveled together to Texas. Alex's father left all his lands to him when he died. "lying and being situated in Lleno County of the waters of the Lleno River about 90 miles on S. E. of the San Sabe Fort, known as Survey No 39, District No 10". But Alex loved to gamble. He lost most of it gambling. He was married and his wife sold what was left of the ranch and bought a rooming house near a RR track in Bartlett. Her business flourished.
Lived to the south of his father.
Died at Sarah's house.

[NI02646] Had a boarding house. Wm Albert stayed with her for a while.
Mamaw says her name was Anetta Parker, Emmitt's SS App says Ellen Black. Mamaw says she moved to San Antonio because she had family there. Mary Black Holder lived in San Antonio until she died about 1919.

[NI02647] He moved to Galveston for a while then moved to Bastrop after the Great Storm of 1900, then Davilla.
Pryor had a syrup mill and raised cane.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has his name as Prier Fonvil HOLDER .
International Genealogical Index (R)
AUTHOR: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
PUBLICATION: Copyright (c) 1980, 1997, data as of February 1997
REPOSITORY: Family History Library
ADDRESS: 35 N West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
REPOSITORY: Family History Library
CALL NUMBER: 1985347
ADDRESS: 35 N West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

[NI02651] Shephard, J. T. 02997
Claimant: Shephard, J. T.
Pension Number: 02997
County: Milam

[NI02652] Howard and Detz adopted Eric, Howard's grandnephew. They had no children of their own.

[NI02653] A childhood friend of Margie exchanged these email messages with me:

Back in the late 30's, I went to school in Lebanon, Mo., with a young lady named Margie O'Neal. She had several brothers and sisters, at least some of them older than she. Her dad and my dad worked together for an oil pipeline company.
When we were in 8th grade, her father died. I am not sure what happened to the family after that. We moved away a year or two later.
I know they were from Limestone Co, Texas, which also was my mother's home. The school we attended had a plaque in honor of the man for whom it was named -- and his middle name was Groesbeck. Margie and I used to laugh about it, because both of our grandmothers lived in a town called Groesbeck.
Anyone have any idea what happened to this family and to Margie?

Hi Joan,
Our Margie was born in 1924 and her father who was in the oil fields died in 1938. The family moved back to Limestone Co. where Grandma Clarinda remarried a man named Keys.
Margie married Jimmie Kays and they had three children. I'm not sure whether Jimmie died, or if they divorced - but Margie married again to Sherman Irish and had four more children.
Sadly, Aunt Margie died in 1997. Do those years match up? Is this your friend? I would love to have some reminisces about her if possible.
Gina Heffernan

Yes, it is, it is!
I am sure that was Margie who went to school with me in Lebanon, Mo. I was born in 1925 -- and was the youngest in the class.
Both our dads worked for the Ajax Pipe Line Co., which pumped oil from near Tulsa, OK (where I live now) to Wood River, Ill. Most Ajaxers had been transferred to that company from Humble Oil in Texas.
We were transferred to Lebanon in 1936 just before school started for our eighth grade year. We lived in the camp, about six miles from Lebanon. I think the O'Neals had lived out there earlier, but had moved into town by the time we arrived. The houses were small and may not have had enough room for their family.
It is a little hazy in my mind, but I think there was another Ajax family with many kids who had lived there in camp also, and I cannot remember if we moved into the house in which they had lived or in which the O'Neals had lived. One family had two boys named Buck and Mervin, and I am not sure if
they were O'Neals or the other one. The only memory I have for sure of Margie's brothers -- one was very slender and not very strong. He went out for track, but he was not as strong as the other boys. At a lengthy race, maybe a mile in length, he came in last. But what I remember was, he did not give up. He was nowhere near the others, either teammates or competitors, but he just kept running until he crossed the finish line where he nearly collapsed. And he got a great round of applause. It was a good lesson in never-give-up.
When we finished eighth grade, we had a formal graduation ceremony and we girls wore long dresses. Mine was pink organdy which I considered very definitely "little girlish." Most of the others also wore pastels, many organdy. Margie, however, had a long slim dress of toast brown crepe. It had
a princess skirt which sort of "flowed." We all thought she looked so sophisticated. She was a small girl, smaller than I, with short blond hair and a winsome smile.
We were in high school the next spring when her father died. I remember Margie was standing in the lobby of the two-story building, looking sort of alone and her eyes were red. She evidently had been crying. I went up to her and asked her what was wrong, and she said, "Didn't you know? My Daddy died."
It was the first time I had come face to face with someone coping with death and I did not know what to say. I don't know what I did say, I probably just mumbled something because I was not very socially adept at the time. But I have never forgotten it.
And those two memories of Margie -- in her toast brown crepe dress and the other with her red eyes -- are very much with me after more than 60 years.
How strange that I should connect with you, and with her, after all these years. Isn't the Internet incredible?

Yes, the Internet IS a wonderful place. I have been in touch with other people who turn out to be cousins I never knew I had. I think this whole story is pretty amazing.
I have to think that the brother who ran would have been Frank Jr. He was 3 years younger than Margie. Her other brothers were much older - by at least 6 years. She has one sibling who is still alive - Odis "Curly". Her father was Frank and I was told he died in an explosion. At the time of his death his oldest son Milton "Peewee" was also working on the pipeline and was starting a family. My mother-in-law was born in Lebanon four years before her grandfather Frank died.
I went to school with Frank Jr's boys in the 70s. They were such nice young men and two of them still go to my mother's church. As a matter of fact, the oldest (Frank III) married the eldest daughter of my mother's best friend. Frank and Brenda (his wife) were my best friends in the 9th grade even though they were a few years older. I met Jack (my husband) in 1989 and he told me that Frank was his cousin. I thought it pretty funny then since I had had a crush on Franks' brother in high school.
So, with all the coincidences of your meeting Margie and finding out you had similar roots - with me going to school with Frank's boys - then I marry their cousin's son - and finally you send a note to the mailing list I JUST joined. There are a lot of coincidences there. I was very surprised when I read your note, I just knew it had to be Aunt Margie.
Gina Heffernan

[NI02655] Check out Amherst County and Albemarle County. Amherst is where the Burford/Terrell connection is mostly located in Va. depending upon date be sure to check Albemarle also. Dot

Found this interesting tidbit:
From: "Citizens, Confederates, Bushwackers & Guerillas" by Joanne Chiles Eakin, 1995..." W.S. Burford, a citizen captured in Cape Girardeau Co. Missouri 12 October 1862, imprisoned at Myrtle Prison ; released on oath and bond 8 December 1862".
This was undoubtedly Winfield Scott Burford, b 20 July 1846, who was barely 16 years old when captured by Union troops who obviously suspected him of provided "comfort and aid to the enemy" ...since his father Kendall Hawkins Burford was a Cape Girardeau druggist, he may have been supplying medicine to ill or wounded Confederates... Kendall Hawkins was the s/o Benjamin Wyatt, who was the s/o Rev Daniel Burford, who was the s/o Capt Phillip & Mildred Burford ...I descend from Rev Daniel's bro Lt Philip Terrell Burford. Larry.

[NI02682] Will dated Oct. 9, 1734, Hanover County, VA

[NI02685] Many sources list his name as John. Before birth of Edward, James had just arrrived in VA from Barbados. He died soon after birth of Edward, this is his only child.

[NI02688] Birth date is actually christening date. St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County. From information compliled by Wanda Gregory in "Doss Family Connection": In 1722, a chapel was ordered built at or near Edward Nix. In 1724, Nix paid for fence railings at the Allen's Creek church (Vestry book, St. Paul's Hanover). In 1731, Nix received a patent for 400 acres in Hanover, adjacent to Col. Meriweather, on a branch of the Southanna R. (Va. patent book 14, p. 229) Will was filed in Charleston , SC will book 1774-79, p 418.

[NI02703] I think E.L. died at the same time and place as Frank.

[NI02744] Burkhart Seth Tolbert 10-22-1926 M Milam Minnie Sheppard Arthur B. Burkhart
Holder Roy 1-6-1928 M Milam Minnie Shepard Emmie P Holder
Burkhart A. B. Inf Of 11-14-1930 M Bell Minnie Shephard A. B. Burkhart
Burkhart Billy Hamblen 12-31-1931 M Bell Minnie Shepperd A. B. Burkhart

[NI02745] 7 or 8 children

[NI02746] lived in League City.

[NI02756] Charles City is in Charles City County.

[NI02807] 1841 MELLEN WILLIAM P. Adams County MS No Township Listed State Census Index MS4258654

1850 Adams Co, Mississippi Natchez, page 14, dwelling & fam 225/217
MELLEN, William P. head 44 NH lawyer $40,000
Sarah C. wife 37
Martha E. dau 17
Wm. F. son 14
Sarah L. dau 12
Albert son 10
Grenville son 7
Mary P. dau 4
Thos. L. son 1

1860 Adams Co, Mississippi Natchez fam # 104 6/19/1860
MELLEN, Wm. P. head 53 NH lawyer $10,000/40,000
Sarah C. wife 47 MS
Sarah L. dau 22 MS
Grenville son 17 MS student of medicine
Victoria dau 18 LA
Mary P. dau 14 MS
Thomas L. son 11 MS
John P. son 7 MS
Fred K. son 5 MS
Wm H. son 10/12 MS

Patentee Land Office Doc. Date Base Line TWP Rng Sec Acres
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21307 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 15 159.8500
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21308 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 14 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21308 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 14 282.1800
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21309 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 17 320.0800
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21310 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 21 160.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21311 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 13 136.6000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21312 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 27 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21312 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 27 166.4400
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21313 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 28 319.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21314 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 20 80.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21315 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 7 317.6400
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21316 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 18 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21316 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 18 158.7500
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21318 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 33 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21318 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 33 306.3600

Here's the only picture of your great grandfather that we've been able to locate.
I don't think he was a northern sympathizer in the least. As the editor of the local newspaper, he was probably highly opinionated and supportive of the southern cause. Your grandfather didn't flee to TX until Natchez was threatened by Northern troops. When the city leaders decided to surrender the city, rather than face the destruction that so many other southern cities experienced, your grandfather appears to have been one of the opponents of that surrender. Our research indicates that he was captured (by Northern troops) in Texas and died in a prisoner of war camp, located in Arkansas.
Hope this is helpful.
Jamey Boudreaux

[NI02812] lived at Lancaster, Massachusetts at time of Rebecca's marriage.

[NI02814] a descendant of Richard Mellon (d. 1694) nine children 1750-1766

[NI02834] moved to England

[NI02836] or born 11/2/1877

1920 Coleman Co Census Vol. 33, ED 52, Sheet 1, Line 50
PUCKETT, Clayborn C. W head 43 LA
Pearl dau 15 TX
Ollie son 14 TX
Herman son 12 TX
Hersey son 12 TX
Jewell son 10 TX

[NI02838] or born 5/3/1873

[NI02840] Was her name Ennis?

Mollie applied for a pension on 11/20/1922 after Isaiah died. She states that she is 75 years old, making her born in 1847, and that she has lived in Texas for 55 years (1867) and that she married Isaiah on 2/7/1874 in Pike Co, Mississippi. The witnesses were H.J. Goulsby and R.J. Shelton.

[NI02842] 1880 Coryell Co, Texas Census, page 446a, lines 25-28, fam 104
Pucket Isiah C. W M 35 . . . X . . Farmer X . . . . . . . X X Louisana Ky Miss .
Pucket Mary W F 29 . wife . X . . House Keeper . . . . . . . . . X Mississippi Miss Miss .
Pucket Nattie E. W F 6 . daughter X . . . . . . . . . . . . X X Louisana La Miss .
Pucket Chancey C. W M 4 . son X . . . . . . . . . . . . X X Texas La Miss .
Pucket John T. W M 1 . son X . . . . . . . . . . . . X X Texas La Miss .
page 395b, lines 26-27, fam 72
Puckett James L. W M 75 . . . X . . Farmer . X . . . . . . . . Virginia Virginia Virginia .
Puckett Martha W F 40 . Wife . X . . Keeping house . . . . . . . . . . Miss SC SC .

1900 Coreyll Co, Texas Census
PUCKETT, Isaiah C W head 9/1844 55 LA
Mary wife 1/1849 51 MS
Genetta dau 1/1874 26 LA
Clayborn son 2/1876 24 TX
John T son 9/1878 22 TX
George H son 3/1882 18 TX
Noel son 3/1884 16 TX
Hettie M dau 9/1886 13 TX
Estes son 3/1889 11 TX
Lenard son 7/1892 7 TX

Coryell Co, 1910 Census Vo. 25 ED 131 Sheet 25
PUCKETT, Isaiah C. head W 64 LA
Mary E. wife 62 MS
Leonard son 16
Nettie dau 36
Lawton g son 6

Puckett, Isiah Clairborn 35004
Claimant: Puckett, Isiah Clairborn
Pension Number: 35004
County: Brown

December 29, 1917
The Pension file says he was born in Union Parish, LA. He is 73 years old at the time of application. He has lived in Texas since 1874. He has lived in Brown county for nine years. His physical condition is "not very good." He says he surrendered on May 9, 1865 "on account of war ending" in the State of Louisiana. He says he served for two years and 13 days. Three witnesses for his pension are B.G. Autrey, E.B. Rockhart and Watt L. Saunders, Sr. (father of the Notary Public) His home is valued at $500 and personal property at $800 in February of 1918.

War Department records (Union POW records) show him surrendered in New Orleans by General E.K. Smith (C.S.A.). He was paroled on June 16, 1865.

The Mortuary Warrant is dated October 28, 1922 and is signed by J.T. (J.L.?) Puckett. The application for it says I.C. died on October 12, 1922 at the home of his son, J.T. in Grosvenor, Texas. Dr. T.A. Morrison attended him and attests to the cause of death.

Coleman Co
Harris,Will Rogers 12-25-1928 M Alma Puckett Rep Harris
Hinds, Willia Matt J. 12-19-1927 M Altha Pucket William M. Hinds

Coryell Co 1884
Owner abstract Survey Acres Other
Puckett, J. L. unknown J.M.Skelly 71 H,c,h

Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldier by Andrew B. Booth Vol. 3 Prudat - Pytre
Puckett, I. C., Pvt. Co. H, 28th (Gray's) La. Inf. Rolls of Prisoners of War, Paroled Monroe,
La., June 16, 1865. Res. Bienville Par., La.

[NI02843] is this Martha?

[NI02894] When Talmon [Harbour] grew of age, he married Elizabeth Calloway. 1 Not much is known about Elizabeth before the marriage save that she was born between the years 1770 and 1780. 2 The Calloways were a distinguished Virginian family of the 1700's. Frances Calloway, of "Poplar Forest," was founder of the family in America. 3 He had two daughters and five sons. One son, Richard was a sergeant and officer from Bedford County, Virginia during the French and Indian War. Later he went with Daniel Boone to settle Kentucky. A very famous incident took place there involving Richard. His two daughters, Elizabeth and Frances, and Jemima, Boone's daughter, were captured by five Indians on 7 July 1776. Elizabeth, the older sister, and the two others, who were both about 14, had been hiding in an island cave in the Kentucky River, within sight of Boonesboro. Their fathers and some others, including the two lovers of the Calloway girls, Samuel Henderson and Captain John Holder, recaptured the girls. A month later, Elizabeth and Holder were married in the first solemnized marriage in the state of Kentucky. 4 This incident was the inspiration for Cooper's Last Of The Mochicans. Richard returned to Virginia to serve in the Burgess in 1777, and three years later, back west, he was killed by Indians.

Mt Gilead Cemetery, Jackson Co, Alabama
In Memory Of John, Consort Died 7-29-1870
Of Mary E. Holder
Aged 78 Yrs. Old
"I Have Fought A Good Fight
I Have Finished My Course
I Have Kept The Faith"
Soldier-War Of 1812

Mary E. Holder, was buried near his grave & has four concrete posts around her grave, no marker. She was the second wife of the above John. She was born about 1822 and died in May, 1900.

Katherine Holder 12-1857 Only Date
Age 20

[NI02896] 1850 Census Bastrop Co, Texas, pg 170, line 11 family-dwelling 184-197 Sept 16
Name age sex Occ worth where born
HOLDER William 32 M . Farmer 450 KY
HOLDER Polly 22 F . . . TX
HOLDER Elizabeth 2 F . . . TX
HOLDER Mary M 5MO F . . . TX

1870 Census Atascosa Co, Texas, page 188, Pleasanton P.O.
232 232 Holder, William 50 m w Farmer IL
Mary 40 f w Keeping House TX
Eliza A. 18 f w At Home TX
William A. 16 m w At Home TX
John W. 14 m w At Home TX
Pryor F. 10 m w TX
Martha E. 8 f w TX
Alice B. 6 f w TX
Texanna 3 f w TX
Sarah J. 9/12 f w TX

ATASCOSA County Texas
Survey Blk Grantee Leag Section Abs

Born in Kentucky, reared in Alabama. After parents death, moved to Arkansas with brother Jack. Jack died there and William drifted south to Bastrop, TX. enlists as a teamster at Port Lavaca Sep 1, 1846. Discharged Nov 1, 1846 in San Antonio, TX because of illness.
He is described as dark complexion, black eyes and black hair on his Soldier's Discharge. The honorable discharge is dated 8/16/1863 and is signed by S.T. Risler, 2nd Lt. Comp. C, 17th Regt. Tx Vol Inft. and Saul J.P. McDomell, Capt. Co. K Comd. Regt. in Camp Tx, La. The discharge is as a result of the recommendation of the Medical Board. In lieu of cash, he was provided clothing and transportation to Bastrop, Texas.
Look at Atascosa County History p. 225.

[NI02897] Mary filed for a pension dated 4/4/1903. She states that she is 71 years old, lives in Bexar County, Texas and that William died 12/23/1872. She says they were married on 2/23/1847. She is crippled and cannot work. The application is signed Mrs. Mary Holder and is witnessed by Peter L. Watkins and W. A. Holder.

County: Atascosa
Abstract Number: 423
District/Class: Bexar Preemption
File Number: 513
Original Grantee: Mary Holder
Patentee: Mary Holder
Title Date:
Patent Date: 03 Feb 1879
Patent No: 323
Patent Vol: 8
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 137.75
Adj Acres:

On 1880 Census, she is in Atascosa County and says her parents were both born in North Carolina. She is 45. Pryor is 20.

[NI02922] Headstone says b. 11/18/1865
Rachel D. Mills

[NI02925] not on 1870 Census at Nacogdoches

[NI02935] Arrived in Acadia about 1640.
Married in France

[NI02950] George's letter also indicates that there was a fifth boy, an eighth child in this family.
Death Index
Rickert Ellen 2 yrs - W 06/07/1887 91 355 [born 1885]

[NI02952] I am unsure of this relationship. The 1901 Census says Thomas is the head of family and that Nana (Honora?) is an aunt. Is she the aunt to Thomas' children or to Thomas (through his wife)? Using her age, I have made her an aunt to the children. The census states that she is unmarried rather than widowed.

[NI02953] had a twin - cousin to Joseph Edward Browne

[NI02959] Houston Chronicle, 3-7-1976
McSHAN, Mrs. Irene Browne, 92, died Friday in a local hospital. Survivors, Sons, John T. Browne, Joe E. Browne; daughters, Irene Winter, Catherine Brynes; brother, Albert Rickert. Interment Garden of Gethsemane, Earthman Funerals.

[NI02961] According to George's letter, both her parents were American born.

[NI02966] moved to England

[NI02975] Jack's last name was not Armstrong. He died before I could meet him. I would like to know more about my brother.

[NI02982] Check Jackson County, Georgia for her parents.

[NI02983] 1930 Milam Co, Texas Census 299/305 April 23
Tucker, William T head 65 Texas US Georgia
Annie wife 60 Georgia Georgia Georgia
Emma dau 40 Texas Texas Georgia

[NI02985] Holland Cemetery, Bell Co, Texas
Wills Ray C. 29 Aug 1874 30 Sep 1958
Wills Mary E. 14 Oct 1874 19 Jan 1968

[NI02986] might be married to louisa tucker

[NI03013] missing from 1880 TX census.

[NI03019] Texas Catholic Historical Society - NICHOLAS JOSEPH CLAYTON AS A CATHOLIC ARCHITECT - Stephen Fox
Father Hennessy was closely associated with the Incarnate Word Academy and was instrumental in getting the Sisters of Charity to begin St. Joseph's Infirmary in Houston. He also may have been the medium through which Clayton's firm was commissioned to design a public school building in Houston in 1892. The mayor of Houston, John T. Browne, who was president ex-officio of the Board of School Trustees, was a parishioner of Annunciation and a friend of Father Hennessy's. See Centennial Annunciation Church, 1869-1969 (Houston, 1969), 12. Clayton's office records indicate that he dealt with both Father Martiniere and the superior of the Ursuline Sisters in Dallas during the design and construction of one of the wings of the Ursuline Academy in Dallas. N. J. Clayton "Standard Diary 1887," entries for 29 November and 16 December 1887, and N. J. Clayton "Cashbook 1887-1889," entries for 27 July 1888 and 23 January 1889, both deposited in the Rosenberg Library.

[NI03028] Fought in WWI and was gassed. Died later of whatever gas.

[NI03044] 1900 Atascosa Co Census Pct 1, Vol 2, ED 3?, Sh 9, l 22
HOLDER, Wm A head 8/1854 45 TX
Harriet V wife 9/1868 31 LA
William A Jr. son 8/1878 21 TX
Jesse son 9/1888 11 TX
Dolly dau 1/1891 9 TX
Albert son 3/1893 7 TX
Alvin son 2/1898 2 TX

[NI03047] another source says her surname was McGillicuddy.

[NI03049] 1880 Mobile Co, AL Census, 5th Ward, Mobile
Name Rel Marital Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
Rosina RICKERT Wife M Female W 57 IRE Keeping House IRE IRE
James RICKERT Son S Male W 31 AL Book Keeper HAMB IRE
John RICKERT Son S Male W 23 AL Blacksmith HAMB IRE

The 1860 AL census says he is worth $3000. They have a Mary J. Cunningham age 40 born in Ireland living with them.
City Directory for Mobile Alabama shows Henry and John living at 356 St Emanuel, Mobile, AL from 1890-1892.
George's letter says Henri had five brothers and a sister. He became a Catholic upon his marriage to Rosina and a Methodist after her death. He built their home on St. Emanuel Street where they had five boys, no daughters. Only one of the boys married, E. W.

[NI03052] I have an Andy Mangum 11/20/1882-10/1972 457-62-5133
and Robert Mangum 2/3/1883-5/15/1968 457-62-5712

[NI03054] Parents not confirmed

Prior A. Holder born: Abt. 1818

Officers and Enlisted Men
Battle of San Jacinto 21st April 1836

First Regiment Texian Volunteers
1st Regiment Company C Infantry
Captain Jesse Billingsley
Micah Andrews, first lieutenant
James A. Craft, second lieutenant
Russel B. Craft, first sergeant
William Harrison Magill, second sergeant
Campbell Taylor, third sergeant

Privates (46)
Washington Anderson, Willis Avery, Noel M. Bain,
Jefferson Barton, Wayne Barton, Andrew Jackson Berry, Samuel Stockton
Blakely, Garrett E. Boome, John Wheeler Bunton, Aaron Burleson, Preston
Conlee, Sampson Connell, Robert M. Cravens, William Criswell, Leander C.
Cunningham, James Curtis, Thomas P. Davey, Thomas Mason Dennis, George
Bernard Erath, Calvin Gage, S. Joseph Garwood, Lewis Goodwin, Thomas A.
Graves, George Green, John H. Herron, Ahijah Highsmith, Prior A. Holder,
Jesse Holderman, John Hopson, Lucine Hopson, Thomas H. Mays, Samuel
McClelland, Dugald McLean, Samuel C. Neill, Dempsey Pace, James Robert
Pace, George Self, William Simmon, A. M. H. Smith, Jacob L. Standifer,
James Stewart, Logan Vandever, Martin Walker, Charles Williams, Walker
B. Wilson, Robert Wood.

County: Collin
Abstract Number: 445
District/Class: Fannin Bounty
File Number: 48
Original Grantee: Prier Holder
Patentee: W. D. Thompson
Title Date:
Patent Date: 03 Oct 1845
Patent No: 42
Patent Vol: 2
Certificate: 9135
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 320.00
Adj Acres:

County: Comal
Abstract Number: 256
District/Class: Travis Donation
File Number: 157
Original Grantee: Prior Holder
Patentee: Hrs. Prior Holder
Title Date:
Patent Date: 14 Nov 1850
Patent No: 156
Patent Vol: 2
Certificate: 138
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 640.00
Adj Acres:

[NI03064] Baptism: October 03, 1875, St. Michael Catholic Church, New Orleans - Sponsors were Dennis Donegan and Rosanna Fox

[NI03066] Never married?

[NI03067] Never married.

[NI03068] Lonoke Co, Arkansas Lan Records
HOLDER JOHN 7 4N 9W 41.32 1882/05/10

[NI03099] Enumerated as Moses Aldridge on the 1860 Nacogdoches Co, Texas Census
Living with M. Aldridge (Meahania Aldridge Davis).

[NI03103] Aldredge, Drury 1820 SURRY CO., NC 714
Aldridge, Drury 1830 Jackson Co, Alabama
Aldridge, Drury 1840 Marshall Co, Alabama
1850 Nacogdoches Census PAGE NO: 079b
D. Aldridge 59 M farmer NC
Anna 54 F GA
Martha 30 F AL
Meahania 24 F AL
Minerva 20 F AL
Sarah 17 F AL
Levi 12 M AL

Drewry, Jr. ALDRIDGE was married to Edith HARDY about 1786 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. Edith HARDY was born in 1768 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. She died before 1810 in Greene County, North Carolina. Drewry, Jr. ALDRIDGE and Edith HARDY had the following children:
i. Drewry, III. ALDRIDGE was born about 1787 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. He died in Texas. Moved to Texas via Ga with brothers Lemuel and Jesse
Seems that Drewry III sold his property on Bear Creek, Greene County, NC and moved to Baldwin County, GA. Where his cousin Thomas B Aldridge, Jr. lived. This was around 1818. He found a wife there, then moved to Jackson County, Alabama. His children were born in Alabama but then he moved to Nacogdoches, Texas.
It is said that Drewry Jr rode his horse twice to Texas to see his children and grandchildren.
ii. Lemuel Hardy ALDRIDGE was born about 1789 in Dobbs County, North Carolina. He died in Texas.
Shade Aldridge

ALRIDGE, Drewry marr. BRANDLE, Sarah 14-DEC-1819, Surry, NC
Aldridge, Drury - Unknown Townships, Jackson, AL 1830 (male HOH 30-40; this is probably Drewry Aldridge of Dobbs/Greene Co, NC m. Sarah Brandle; son of Drewry and Edith Hardy; migrating to Texas].

Aldridge, Drury Unknown Townships, Marshall, AL 1840


[NI03115] Enumerated as Cynthia Aldridge on the 1860 Nacogdoches Co, Texas Census
Living with M. Aldridge (Meahania Aldridge Davis).

[NI03116] 1880 TX census shows him to be disabled (white swelling).

February 1951 Vol 6. No 10
Also in Ray County, Mo., in 1838, was one Daniel Shackelford, whose wife was Tabitha. This Daniel Shackelford married Tabitha Nance, in Henry County Virginia, October 29th, 1798. And he was a son of Henry and Mary Shackelford, who died in Henry Co, Va., 1806. Henry and Mary Shackelford, of Henry Co, Va., had the following children: Susannah, John, William, James, Daniel, Samuel and Henry. We are not certain that the above is the order of birth, but those were the daughter and sons of Henry.
Now since the son of Daniel was in Ray County, Mo., 1838, we would like to know if the John, whom we are now discussing, was of the same branch of the family? He was not a son of Daniel unless Daniel was married a second time. Daniel was married 1798, and this John was born 1795.
But Daniel had a brother John who died in Henry County, Va., 1815., and he had a son John. Query? Could the John in Ray County, Mo., be the son of John, of Henry County, Va? Should any one be able to confirm this one way or another we will be forever grateful.

In the name of God Amen
I Daniel Shacelford of the County of Platte & State of Missouri being poorly of body but of perfect mind & memory do ordain this the following disposal of all my worldly goods - both real & personal to be my last will & testament. I give & bequeath all my worldly goods personal & real estate to my wife Tabitha during her life to support her on after all Just Debts are paid. It is my will & wish that James G. Williams after my death shall take my negro boy Jack & my land on which I now reside & the balance of my property & manage it for my wife Tabitha & after her death for the property left to be equally divided between Amy Wills; Nancy Oliphant,s children: James Oliphant, Mary Gideon, Jasper Oliphant, Newton Oliphant, Manerva Oliphant, Susan Sercey; Reuben Shackleford,s children: Elizabeth Nance, James Shackleford, John Shackleford, William Shackleford, Arena Stiles, Caroline Shackleford, Tabitha Shackleford, Reuben Shackleford, Daniel Shackleford; Sally Wills; Polley Williams. it is also my Will & wish that Susan M Brigand shall have five dollars of my estate after the death of my Wife Tabitha. it is also my will & wish that my boy Jack shall have the privilege of choosing his master & the man whom he chooses shall have him at the approved price. In testimony of this being my will & testament I assign my name & affix my seal
this the 29 day of December
1851 Daniel Shackleford

T.L. DBerry
Alexander Breckenridge
Samuel H. Oliphant

[NI03125] Listed as Jennett on the 1860 NY Census.

[NI03126] There is a George Gesse living in Elba in 1860, age 26, working as a farm laborer.

[NI03128] Wills, Saluda Elizabeth 49469
Claimant: Wills, Saluda Elizabeth
Pension Number: 49469
County: Bell
Husband: William
Pension Number:

KAISER WILLS Ida 1881-1957
WILLS C.E. 1872-1922
WILLS John Cross 1877-1961
WILLS Laura V. 1897-1898
WILLS Lillie 1880-1946
WILLS Saluda E. 1837-1932
WILLS Thomas A. 1856-1873
WILLS W.D. 1867-1869
WILLS W.R. -1902 Died 1902 Age 73 -1829
near Nolanville

Moved to Holland in 1855.

1860 Bell Co, TX p. 324
Wills Wm. 31 M . farmer 1,200 1,200 Missouri . . . . .
Wills Siluda 23 F . . . . Miss. . . . . .
Wills L. A. 6 F . . . . Texas . . . . .
Wills Thos. 4 M . . . . Texas . . . . .
Wills Elmira 2 F . . . . Texas . . . . .

County: Bell
Abstract Number: 880
District/Class: Milam 3rd
File Number: 1000
Original Grantee: Wm. R. Wills
Patentee: Wm. R. Wills
Title Date:
Patent Date: 16 Sep 1856
Patent No: 522
Patent Vol: 13
Certificate: 17
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 320.00
Adj Acres:

[NI03130] Moved to Montgomery Co. Va. in 1773. Served in the Rev. War toward the end. Moved to Davidson Co. TN along with several of the Buchanans in 1783.
James and Lillian Buchanan Wills and James B's some of the Shackelfords went to Missouri in 1820.
One researcher on this line who is now deceased thought that he was probably an orphan who came with the Buchanans to Va., because they came from Chester Co. Penn. also.
From Ireland?
Lived with David Wills in 1840.
Lived with John Clevenger in 1850.

[NI03132] James and Amy moved to Tennessee then to Missouri in 1824. They brought their family to Texas from Clay Co., Missouri in 1840.
Was listed as James Wells in Harris Co, Texas for the 1840 Census.
Was listed as James Mills in the 1850 Washington Co. Census.
His homestead was later called the Roland Harrell or Upshaw place. A 640 acre grant in Milam District about 6 miles south of the Three Forks issued in 1844 and filed in Belton in 1852. Just west of Holland. He sold land to three of his sons-in-law: William Connell, A J Dallas, and James Hogan.
In 1857 he signed the petition to build a county courthouse and jail in Bell County.
James had 2 town lots in Salado, Bell County. In 1859, he purchased 5 shares of stock in the school at Salado Springs for $100 per share....
Farmer and slave-owner, and was a merchant at Holland.

Census Yr: 1850 State Or Territory: Tx County: Washington Reel No: M432-918 Page
No: 288b And 289a Reference: Enumerated By E. D. Little The 9th Of Oct., 1850.
Ln Hn Fn Last Name First Name Age Sex Race Occup. Val. Birthplace Mrd. Sch.
42 78 78 MILLS J. B. 55 M FARMER 5,000 TENN

1 78 78 MILLS ANNA 48 F TENN

1860 Bell Co, TX Census p. 324 family-dwelling 390-391
Wills Jas. B. 63 M . farmer 10,040 4,072 Tennessee . . . . .
Wills Amy 60 F . . . . Virginia . . . . .
Wills Archibald 21 M . farming . . Missouri . . . . .
Wills Alex 18 M . farming . . Texas . . . . .

The Darrs Creek tract bordered on the Dallas property.

[NI03133] Marshal Co, Alabama marriage
Aldridge, Mahana to Davis, Thomas T. 1845 JAN 08 1845 JAN 09 J. R. Slapter 2411860 NACOGDOCHES CO, LINN FLAT BEAT 5

[NI03134] from Diann Wells
Sarah Aldridge B. 19 Sep 1834, Marshall Co., AL, mar. Richard J. Daniel B. 11 Jan 1832, TN, on 27 Nov 1851 In Nacogdoches Co.,
TX. Sarah died 13 May 1876 in Parker Co., TX and he died 27 Nov 1863 (Civil War). Their Children:
Adelia Ann Daniel B. 28 Nov 1852
Nancy Jane Daniel B. 1 Aug 1854
Mary Victory Daniel B. 16 May 1857
Robert Daniel B. 26 Apr 1859
Thomas Daniel B. 28 FEb 1861

Levi Aldredge, son of D. and Ann Adlridge died by 1865 in Civil War. He was in Linn Flat Company of 12 months men.

[NI03135] Moved to Nashville about 1784 and named his farm Clover Bottom. Headwaters of N.F. (north fork?) of Holsten? River.
Archibald Buchanan was 27 years of age when he enlisted in the company of Rangers commanded by Capt. William Preston July 17, 1755. This would mean he was born in 1728. He was the son of James Buchanan and wife Mary Allison (Will Book 3, pg. 379, Augusta Co.,VA dated June 9, 1761, proved March 19, 1765). (SEED BED OF THE REPUBLIC, p. 79, by Robert D. Stoner).
Archibald and his brother John Buchanan settled in Planter (Locust) Cove on the headwaters of the north fork of the Holston River. (Gordon Aronhime Papers, Southwest Virginia Card File, Card 1, Electronic Card Indexes, University of Virginia)
Archibald Buchanan built and lived in what was known as "The Old Blue Brick" mansion in Donelson....the location of the Buchanan home was at what is now 2851 Blue Brick Drive in Donelson in what was then called the Clover Bottom subdivision, but it is close to Highway 70 and Stewart's Ferry Pike on the right as you go toward Percy Priest Dam on the pike.
About 1781, Agnes and Archibald Buchanan moved from Plaster or Locust Cove, Augusta Co.,VA, to the "Clover Bottom Farm" east of Donelson, TN. Archibald built a large home for his family known as "Old Blue Brick" just off the Lebanon Pike on the Stewarts Ferry Road.
Archibald and Agnes were buried in the garden of "The Old Blue Brick". There their bodies remained until the home was sold, at which time James Buchanan, their son, had them moved to the farm of his cousin, Major John Buchanan, located on Stone's River. This was originally the "Buchanan Fort." It is now known as the "Knapp Farm". No trace of the graves can be found, a few markers still remain. (TENNESSEE RECORDS, Vol. I, p. 126, 261, Vol. 2 by Jeannetta Tillotson Acklan.)

June 1955 Vol. 11. No. 2
Thus we find the children of Samuel and John, sons of Henry Shackelford, Sr., and his wife Mary, and perhaps those of the son Henry, Jr. But Henry, Sr. had three other sons and perhaps a daughter, ie Susannah Jacobs, James, William and Daniel.
The son Daniel married Tabitha Nance in 1798, and later moved to Platte County, Mo. Miss Henrietta Shackelford states that her grandfather John had three uncles that moved to Kentucky about the same time that John moved to Missouri. And as we know that John, Samuel and William all died in Virginia, then the three uncles would have to be Daniel, James and Henry. And as we have already pointed out, we feel certain that Henry Shackelford, who married Nancy Crump in Knox County, Ky., and later went to Harlan County, was a son of Henry, Sr., of Henry County, Va. Daniel later went to Platte County, Missouri. But where did James go? and who were his descendants?
Henry Shackelford, by his own statement, was born in King William County, Virginia, August 30, 1764. He died in Harlan Couanty, Ky., May 17, 1842. He was married to Nancy Crump in Knox County, Ky., April 1, 1803 or 1801. (Our records show both dates, and we are not cerrtain which is correct) Nancy Crump, by her own statement in her pension petition, was born about 1780, in Tennessee. And she says she and Henry had six children.

I, Henry Shackelford, of Henry County, being weak in body, but well and sound and of perfect memory, thanks to Almighty God; calling to remembrance the frailty and uncertainty of human life, have made this my last Will and Testament in manner following:
I give and commit my soul unto the hands of my merciful Creator, hoping for redemption of my sins through the merits of my blessed Redeemer -- Jesus Christ. My body I leave to be buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named.
Imprimis: After my just debts are honestly paid I lend to my dear and loving wife - Mary Shackelford, during her life or widowhood, all my land and plantation I now live on, with all my household and kitchen furniture, with all my stock of horses, cattle, and hogs, with three negroes, namely -- Rose, James, and Sal, that I am now possessed with.
Imprimis: I give unto Susannah Jacobs, ten pounds cash, one cow and calf; and it is my will that she should have the first colt my mare has. To her and her heirs forever.
Imprimis: I leave to my son Henry's children, one hundred pounds cash, and after my wife's decease, they are to have the balance of their part in money when my land is sold; to them and their heirs forever. I leave to my son -- Henry Shackelford, five shillings sterling. But in case my son Henry Shackleford, wantes the children's money, or any part thereof, it is my desire that he may give security to get the money forthcoming to his children:
I leave my wife's part to be equally divided amongst my four sons and my son Samuel's children -- namely John Shackelford, James Shackelford, William Shackelford and Daniel Shackelford; to them and their heirs forever. What other estate I am possessed of and not yet willed away, I leave to be equally divided amongst my four sons, namely - John, William, James, and Daniel; and my son Samuel's children, after deducting twenty pounds cash for my son John; also fifteen pounds for my son Samuel's children, except they should bring suit for a lend of forty pounds I gave to my son Samuel; but in case they should bring suit against that lend of forty pounds --------- to be void and come out of their part to pay cost and interest of said lend.
The negroes my son Samuel's children is to have, I leave to be hired out at a private sale by my executors, the hire of said negroes to go to the children yearly while the youngest comes of age; to them and their heirs forever. It is also my desire that the negroes may be lotted out as equally as possible; also my desire is, that Jack and Charlotte may not be parted, and the women to keep their little children. Also my son Daniel's negroes, if they are used ill, it is my desire that my executors my take the negroes and hire them out at a private sale, and the hire to go to my son Daniel. Also my desire is that Rose, James, and Sal, after my wife's decease, should be appraised and the money equally divided amongst all my surviving children, except my son Henry Shackelford.
Lastly: I nominate and appoint my son John Shackleford, executor to this my last Will and Testament; and as trustee to see this Will executed.
Hereby revoking and disannuling all former wills by me made, and declaring this to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Thirty First day of October, one thousand eight hundred and five (Oct. 31, 1805).

Signed -- Henry X (his mark) Shackelford.
Signed, sealed and published before us:
Samuel Marshall, William Martin, and Francis Cox.
Recorded in Will Book 2, pages 151/52, in Henry County, Virginia. Probated January 27, 1806.

[NI03137] or died 3/19/1765.
"In 1726, James Buchanan and Alexander Allison asked the Colony of Pennsylvania for a grant of 200 acres on Octororo Creek. He moved about 1743 to Augusta Co, VA, where his wife, Martha Allison, soon died, and before 1747, married Mary Reside, by whom he had two sons, George and David
Buchanan." (SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FAMILIES, by Dr. David B. Trimble)
"James Buchanan was a Justice of the Augusta County Court in 1757, and on November 14, 1757, he bought 415 acres crossing Hays Creek on the Borden patent line from the executors of Benjamin Borden for 10 pounds. His will was made on June 9,1761, and probated March 19, 1765."
James Buchanan Sr. was a merchant living in the Walker's Creek section of Augusta Co., and was a cousin of Col. John Buchanan, the surveyor.
hi guys. Just found a book in the attic, TN tombstones/Bible Records, pub in 1933 by Colonial Dames of america. Has the following on Arch./James/ etc. From the James Buchanan graveyard on Elm Hill Road on the old farm are the stones of James 7/16/1763 - 2/14/1841 and wife Lucinda East buchanan 12/11/1792 - 4/15/1865. His stone reads "A kind husband and affectionate father." and the following: "Farewell me friends, as you pass by; as you are now so was I; As I am now so must you be; Prepare to die and follow me." Wife Lucinda (and that seems to contradict some data herein, I think?) stone reads: "As thou hast said I shall follow you, As all the rest must shortly do; Then be not guilty of any crime, So
you may live in the heaven sublime." Archibald is also buried there, "son of James and Lucinda" 3/21/1811 - 9/7/1843. Stone reads: "Away from his home and the friends of his youth; He died a man of energy and truth." Also included is some history: James came to TN with his parents about 1785 from Augusta County, SW Virginia and settled on a 640 section of land near Donelson, a part of which is now "Clover Bottom Farm. Archibald built Old Blue Brick before 1800. Still occupied. James built a large two story log house on Elm Hill Road early in 1800, which is still stinding and occupied. James and Lucinda had 16 children." there is more, and I will be glad to share if anyone is interested. I also dont know whether this data is accurate. Let me know if it has been found to be wrong, will you? thanks.
GenForum Post by Carol

[NI03138] or born in Ireland.
Although John Bowen, Sr., was dead when the Revolutionary War was fought, Lily continued the operation of her plantation, furnishing the military with food and supplies.
Lily McIlhaney Bowen is a Patriot of both the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution."The Scotch- Irish in America" First Congress 1889 Held at Columbia, TN, May 8 - 11, 1889 Robert Clarke & Co. Publishers
>From an address by Rev. D. C. Kelley, D.D. "Scotch-Irish of Tennessee"
From Kegley's "Virginia Frontier", p. 366-- "From different accounts of the family we learn that Moses Bowen and Rebecca Reese, the parents of John Bowen, came from Wales, and that John married Lily McIlhaney and lived for a while in Maryland before coming to Virginia. The earliest record of John Bowen in Augusta Co. is a Bond to Col. Patton dated 15th April 1748. This was for land in the upper James River surveyed in 1747--the family first settled in a tract known as the "Buckeye Bottom"---below present "Clifton Forge." As the Farther Southwest was opened for settlement in 1779, the Bowens generally migrated to the Holston and Clinch river valleys. Lily Bowen purchased from Patton's Executors 800 acres lying along the Great Road on the middle Fork of Holston, and Rees Bowen, after living on Roanoke a while settled at the Maiden Spring on the Clinch. It is said the first missionaries to the Holston settlement held services in Mrs. Lily Bowen's ball room."
Harman in his "Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia" p. 341, says: "The Bowens of Tazewell County trace their ancestry to Moses and Rebecca (Reese) Bowen, hiw wife, who immigrated to this country with a large company from Wales about 1698, and settled in Massachusetts, from whence they later removed to Montgomery County, PA, where they spent the remainder of their days. A branch of this family came south at an early day, settling first in Deleware, then in Western Maryland and Northern Virginia."

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF LILLY BOWEN: Will Book 1, p. 73 Washington County, VA
"I, Lilly Bowen of Washington County and Commonwealth of Virginia, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament and therefore first of all do recommend my soul to Got who gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently interred, no doubting but I shall receive it again at the general resurrection by the Almighty power of God. - - - As to my worldly goods I will and desire that they be disposed of in the following manner. - - - I give and bequeath to my son Henry Bowen at my death my negro wench Jean, also my young black mare. To my sons Reese, William and Robert Bowen the sum of five shillings each, they having had their full share of their fathers Estate already. - - - To my daughter Agnes Buchanan, my young white mare, my bed and bed cloaths, also one third part of my pewter, in which is to be included, two large basons, also a third part of the principal and interest of my Loan Office Certificate of one hundred pounds.- - - To my daughter Jean Looney, another third part, and the remaining third part of sd certificate to my son Charles. - - - To my son Arthur Bowen a moiety or that part of the Crab Orchard Tract of Land whereon he now lives, the dividing line between him , and his brother Charles, to be run as they have already agreed on. - - - To my son Charles Bowen the remaining, or that part of the said tract of land whereon he now lives, and my negro man called Wyatt, and a negro fellow called Jack, left him by his father, and of which he is now wrongfully dispossessed of. Also together with all the remainder of my personal estate, not herein bequeathed, of which I may be in possession of at my death, who is to depay my funeral expenses and pay all my just debts.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons, Henry Bowen and Charles Bowen, Executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and disannulling all former wills and testaments by me made. - - - In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty.

Lilly XX Bowen (Seal)
her mark
Signed and sealed in
presence of
Arthur Campbell
David Campbell
Eleanor Maxwell

At a court held for Washington County the 20th of June 1780 this last will and testament of Lilly Bowen decd was exhibited in Court and proved by the oaths of Arthur Campbell, David Campbell, and Eleaner Maxfield and ordered to be recorded - - Teste - - Jno. Campbell C.W.C.
>From the Augusta County Court Records, Order Book VII, p. 90
"Lilly Bowen qualifies admx. of Moses Bowen. Maundling and Philipina Kinsley to be bound out. Rebecca Roberts, a mulatto, given her freedom."

[NI03140] or born in Wales.
"Among the early Quaker settlers in Pennsylvania was the child of Moses Bowen and Rebecca Reese--John Bowen. He was born in 1705. John became a wealthy planter of Lancaster Co., Pa., and as was the custom of the times at harvest, gathered the lads and lassies of the surrounding countryside to
his harvesting. One of these, Lily McIlhaney, by grace and beauty, so attracted the old bachelor's heart that he bowed at the shrine of matrimony." (Margaret Campbell Pilcher: HISTORICAL SKETCHES)
"John Bowen, a wealthy planter of Lancaster, Pa., as was the custom of the times, at harvest gathered the lads and lassies of the surrounding country to his harvesting. One of these, Lilly McIlhaney, by her grace and beauty, so attracted the old bachelor's heart that he bowed at the shrine of Matrimony. From this marriage came Capt. William Bowen, the Indian fighter, and the more celebrated Reese Bowen, who was killed at the Battle of King's Mountain. Captain William was one of the early settlers of Sumner County; the father of John H. Bowen, lawyer, and idol of his county of Sumner, and of whom the venerable Judge Thomas Barry says he was the best and most loved man he ever knew. Such was his reputation for probity, that the juries gave him credence when he differed with the court on a point of law; he was elected to Congress before he was of age to take his seat. His sister married David Campbell, a son of Col. David Campbell, and brother of General John Campbell, of the War of 1812. This David Campbell and Catherine Bowen were the father and mother of Governor William B. Campbell, of our good State of Tennessee."
John Bowen and Lily were leaders in the development of southwest Virginia and the frontier where there was continuous conflict between the settlers, the French and the Indians. Then came the Revolutionary War when their sons and sons-in-law, with one exception, were leaders in their services with the Continental line and the Virginia Militia. Rebecca Bowen Whitley's son, Moses, disagreed with his mother's family. He had the courage to fight for his convictions and was an officer in the British Army.
>From an address by Rev. D. C. Kelley, D.D. "Scotch-Irish of Tennessee"
"John Bowen, a wealthy planter of Lancaster, Pa., as was the custom of the times, at harvest gathered the lads and lassies of the surrounding country to his harvesting. One of these, Lilly McIlhaney, by her grace and beauty, so attracted the old bachelor's heart that he bowed at the shrine of Matrimony. From this marriage came Capt. William Bowen, the Indian fighter, and the more celebrated Reese Bowen, who was killed at the Battle of King's Mountain. Captain William was one of the early settlers of Sumner County; the father of John H. Bowen, lawyer, and idol of his county of Sumner, and of whom the venerable Judge Thomas Barry says he was the best and most loved man he ever knew. Such was his reputation for probity, that the juries gave him credence when he differed with the court on a point of law; he was elected to Congress before he was of age to take his seat. His sister married David Campbell, a son of Col. David Campbell, and brother of General John Campbell, of the War of 1812. This David Campbell and Catherine Bowen were the father and mother of Governor William B. Campbell, of our good State of Tennessee."

[NI03150] This is a very iffy connection between Jack and Sarah.

[NI03152] or children may be Walter, Henry, and James L.

[NI03158] Source-Pennsylvania Archives NGR1
Source-Armstrong Family/Patriots & Veterans p. 69
Source-Chronicles of the Armstrongs p.387
Source-The Political Graveyard; index to Politicians

[NI03213] or born 1850. Died at Beatrice's house.
Estate records in Calhoun County, Alabama (formerly Benton Co., AL) show:
Oct 13, 1866 - - Account for final settlement by James P. Cook as Guardian of Sarah E. Cook, and Daniel T. Cook. Daniel T. Cook has died and his sister Sarah E. Cook, is his heir. Sarah E. Cook and Daniel T. Cook are children of James P. Cook. Sarah is now 16 years old and resides with James P. Cook, they being children of his first wife.
Oct 13, 1866 - - Petition of Thomas K. Cook to be appointed guardian of Missouri A. Jones, James F. Jones, Martha J. Jones, minor heirs of H.E. Jones, deceased and also Sarah Cook, minor child of James P. Cook and his first wife Eliza Cook, now deceased. James P. Cook is now their Guardian and is about to remove to the State of Texas.
Oct 13, 1866 - - Thomas K. Cook is appointed Guardian of Missouri A. Jones, James F. Jones and Martha J. Jones, minor heirs of H.E. Jones, deceased; and Sarah Cook, minor child of James P. Cook and his first wife Eliza Cook, now deceased...
July 21, 1869 - - Account for annual settlement; Sarah Cook has married...
Oct 6, 1870 --Account for annual settlement with Jones children; all minor reside in Texas.
Nov 24, 1870 - - Petition of George A. Wills and wife Sarah E. Wills, formerly Cook, by their attorneys Ellis and Caldwell for final settlement of Guardianship of Thomas K. Cook. G.A. Wills and Miss Sarah Cook married June 11, 1868 by M.G. Raney in Bell County, Texas (copy of marriage record attached). Appointment of Ellis and Caldwell as their attorneys dated Sept 3, 1870 and states that Sarah E. Wills is the daughter of James P. Cook of Calhoun County, Alabama and more recently of Bell County, Texas, deceased. Refers to her husband as George Alexander Wills. Nov 24, 1870 - - Account for final settlement with Sarah E. WIlls, wife of George A. Wills, by Thomas K. Cook.
I am also researching Cook families who were in nearby Cleburne County, AL who do not appear to be related to these Cooks, but not sure yet. Just saw your query and had come across this estate settlement earlier today and thought you might like to see it, if you haven't already seen this one.

[NI03217] Mamaw said her name was Louisa and the third daughter is Anita. She said the girls' name was Joines and that her great Grandma Joines married Tucker after Grandpa Joines died. Tommy Tucker was a stepbrother to the girls.

[NI03219] 1880 Lee Co Census Pct 1, Vol 22, ED 91, Sh 21, L 27
TUCKER, William 50 AL
Rach A 43 GA
Thomas 15 TX
Texas 13 TX
Louisa 9 TX
Jenney 5 TX

Washington Co, TX Marriage Records
Tucker, William M. Joines, Ruth Vol 2 Page 190 Jun/15/1863
Johnson, Thomas Joines, Tracy M. 2 124 Jan 28 1861

[NI03220] Betty remembers visiting Uncle Willie and Aunt Nomie. They had a farm and they let the kids pick cotton and do other chores. "All the kids loved Aunt Nomie." Willie and Nomie never had any children of their own.

[NI03234] Posted by: Bill Bowman Date: August 14, 2000 at 15:22:40
In Reply to: Lola Aline Langley m W C Thompson, Texas by Gina Heffernan
She was one of thirteen children born to George W. Langley and Ida Ivy. I have some additional info on some of them. I belive she died in 1962 and is buried in Carizzo Springs, Tx. [Big Wells or St. Michaels?]

[NI03282] Benton Co, Arkansas, Land Records
RITTER AARON 19 20N 29W 40 1860/02/01
RITTER AARON 19 20N 29W 40 1882/12/15
RITTER AARON 18 20N 29W 80 1854/11/15
RITTER BENJAMIN F 33 19N 27W 40 1892/01/18
RITTER RACHEL E 24 18N 31W 40 1876/05/15

[NI03287] Migrated to Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania, in 1728, p 385. Source-Peter Wilson Coldham, The Complete Book of Emmigrants: A Comprehensive Listing...1700-1750, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992 743 pages.

1800 Kentucky Census

James settled in Paxtang, Pennsylvania, in 1722. Source-Immigrants to America Before 1750-Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965 by Frederick Adams Virkus (states that James arrived in Pennsylvania in 1722).

[NI03292] Will dated 12/19/1758, Paxtang Township, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania.
Will: ARMSTRONG, JAMES. Pactown Twp. January 18, 1759.
"In February, 1756, Indians from Shamokin came into the valley and took the wife of James Armstrong and two children together with several other prisoners."
This might be our James.

[NI03294] "Among those to meet death at the hands of Indians was John Armstrong, a trader, and two of his companions, James Smith and Woodward Arnold, early in April 1744."
"In 1744, Murhancellin, an Indian chief, murdered John Armstrong and his two men on Juniata, and was apprehended by Captain Jack's party, but released after a confinement of several months in Lancaster prison."
This might be our John.

[NI03315] Perry, Mifflin, and Huntingdon Counties also.

[NI03321] last name may be Armstrong. if so, who is she?

[NI03344] 2; 41813 April 1763 Ordered P CT the grist mill of James Brandon & James Armstrong be & is hereby recorded & deemed a publick Mill & is entitled to all the Priviledges & Emoluements as by Law directed and Subjects to such penalty as by said Law subjected to in Case of any Breach of the Act of Assembly in Such Case & Provided & c.
2: 56810 Jan 1765 James Armstrong appeared & Quallify his Captain Commission & Court adjourned.

[NI03345] William was mortally wounded during the Revolutionary War at Ramsour's Mill, North Carolina.

May have two other sons, James m. Nancy Wilson 12/17/1805, Woodford Co, KY and John m. Jennett Campbell 10/29/1830, Woodford Co, KY.

[NI03348] On 6/12/1770, Richard purchased 201 acres of land in the south fork of the Yadkin River from Joseph and Elizabeth Johnston (Deed Book 12/183). He sold this land to William Law in 1787. At the same time he appointed his brother, Abel, to act as his attorney and shortly thereafter, he removed his family to Mercer Co, KY where he purchased a tract of land in 1782.

Beginning in the early 1790's he owned and operated a ferry across the Kentucky River between Mercer and Woodford Counties, about three miles from the town of Ebenezer. After Richard's death in 1814, his sons, Abel and James, continued the manageent and operation of the ferry. They sold it to Charles McBride in 1823, but the road to and from the ferry continued to be known as Armstrong's Ferry Road as late as 1841. Mercer Co Records, Francis Dittmann.

Richard was a patriot in the Revolutionary War - vouchers # 1902 and 4822

[NI03356] Guardian of Jane Armstrong, daughter of James Armstrong according to James' will. See copy of James' will and of James Brandon's will.

[NI03357] 1840 Census
Name: Dizny, John Year: 1840
County: ANDERSON CO. State: TN
Page: 25

[NI03366] Armstrong Brandon, Postmaster at Corydon, died there on the 6th after an illness of 30 hours. He was formerly a public printer to the state of Indiana. Mr. Brandon moved to Corydon previous to the adoption of our Constitution, where he edited a newspaper several years. Source-Early Louisville, KY, Newspaper Abstracts 1806-1828. Frontier Press, Galveston, 1995

[NI03370] Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Common Pleas and Quarter Sessions
4:213 5 Aug 1779
Jean Armstrong, orphan of James Armstrong deceased, being of lawful age, chose for her Guardian James Brandon, Esq. who gave bond with Abel Armstrong & Francis Lock. 600 lb.

[NI03372] 4:125 4 Aug 1784. Mary Armstrong, orphan of James Armstrong deceased, being of lawful age chose Richard Graham her Guardian who gave 400 lbs. with Abel and Richard Armstrong securities.

[NI03377] 18 Aug 1797. Samuel Armstrong to Alexander McNeely for 40 lbs., 122 1/2 A on S side of Fourth Creek adj the graveyard, the saw mill, the grist mill, the mill road, John Carson and Samuel Young. It being a Granville Grant on 26 Apr 1756 who conveyed it to Patrick Campbell on 15 Jul 1756 (03:370), and he and wife Eleanor sold it to James Brandon and James Armstrong on 12 Apr 1762 (06:357), and Brandon sold half of it to William Armstrong on 6 Apr 1768 (08:320) and at his death, it was inherited by this grantor. Wit: John Brandon, David Beall. Ack at Aug Ct. 1801

John Gillespie named Guardian of children. ABB 97-2. Abel Brandon, John Knox Adms of Estate.

[NI03388] Named in Grandmother's will.

[NI03407] John's daughters: Margaret, Sarah, Hannah, Elender, and Elizabeth were part of a large group of families, many of them interconnected by marriage, who joined together to move to Iowa. some of these families arrived in Iowa as early as 1852, but the big influx was in 1855. They were known as the Ohio Company and most settled in Montgomery and Page Counties. There are descndents of these families still living in Iowa. ABB 96-2

[NI03417] Or born at Knox Co, TN

[NI03420] Inherited a portion of the family farm when John died in 1863.

[NI03425] Ten children: two daughters died at a young age and are buried in the Armstrong Cemetery in Logan Co, OH; two sons and a daughter went to Nebraska, another daughter and her family went to Iowa.

[NI03480] Armstrong, Hannibal 42053
Claimant: Armstrong, Hannibal
Pension Number: 42053
County: Harris
Armstrong, Nancy C. 43158
Claimant: Armstrong, Nancy C.
Pension Number: 43158
County: Harris
Husband: Hannibal
Pension Number: 42053

[NI03521] 1930 Missouri census, Jasper County,
Webb City, 4th Ward. District #31
image #10
Duffer, Minnie..head..32..married at age 14..Wd..Ark..Tn..Mo.
Soles, Hazel..dau..10..Ok..Ark..Ark.
Disney, Eliza..mother..78..married at age15..Wd..Mo..US..Tn.

[NI03523] SSDI lists birthday as 10/18/1891

[NI03525] Elias relocated to St. Clair Co, Missouri sometime between 1854 and 1859.

Elias Disney no state filed - "Conf Mo. S. M. C A?" filed as invalid: 9 May? Nov? 1886?, app# 564,277? cert# 395,470

[NI03541] Webb City, Mo. Mar. 2...Harvey Clyde Disney, a 45 year old world war veteran, died at 3:15 this morning at his home, 322 South Hall St. where he had lived for many years. Surviving are two son's, Harvey Thelmadge Disney and Durwood Disney, both of Webb City; his mother Mrs. James Disney of Webb City; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie (Disney) Walters and Mrs. Belle (Disney) Harvey. both of Webb City, and Mrs.Dora (Disney) Martin of Nevada, and two brothers, H. C. Disney and J. W. Disney, both of Webb
City....Funeral at Hedge-Nelson funeral home and burial at Carterville cemetery....

[NI03546] Randolph Lovely
Author: Cindy Lovely Eakle Date: 5 Jun 2000 11:53 PM GMT
Does anyone have any other info other than the 1810 census of Kanawha Co., WV where Randolph is listed? There is some speculation that he may be the brother of William Riley Lovely. William Riley is the son of William Lewis Lovely (indian agent). Any info one may have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! []

William Riley Lovely
Author: Sheila Martin Date: 12 Jun 2001 4:49 PM GMT
Where did you find out about William Riley Lovely? Are there more sons of William Lewis Lovely? A Robert Lovely, William Lewis Lovely's "natural son" is mentioned as sole heir and executor in Persis Lovely's (William's wife) first will, which she later declares null and void. Any information would be appreciated! []

Author: Veronica Date: 11 May 2003 3:57 AM GMT
Surnames: Lovely
Classification: Query
In Reply to: Re: lovely history by: BOBBIE
You seem like a person that could help me, I'm looking for information on the John Lovely , his daughter Mary married my Great Great Grandmother. John was married three times, to a Polly Webb (Mary's mother)they married on Feb 18, 1844 in Anderson Co, TN he was also married to Martha White & Elizabeth Vowell. I dont know his date of birth or date of death, nor do I know the date he married Martha and Elizabeth, but I do know he has children by all three, because 2 of Mary's sister also married into my family. John's parents are James Lovely and Susannah McMahan and I'm told he had a brother named William Riley, they came to Tennessee from Virginia. Are we somehow related? and if so, could you please shed some light on this side of my family?? Thanks in advance! [wondrfulldy @]

From: Mary Elmore
Subject: [TNANDERS-L] William R Lovely
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 20:45:02 -0400 (EDT)
I am looking for info on William R Lovely who died in Anderson Co Tn abt 1850. His daughter Dorcus b 8-12-1812 d 7-13-1904 married James C Wilson (my gggrandparents) I think his other children were Martha m Solomon Adkins Talitha m Elias Disney Jacob m R A Keeney John m Elizabeth Hatmaker Charles C I could be wrong on some of the children. I have just started work on William.
Any help would be appreciated.

Anderson Co., TN Deed Index,
v1 1802-1884 (SJFHC 3763)
H/182 Bowling, Charles C. to William R. Lovely
H/184 Bowling, Charles C. to William R. Lovely

Campbell Co., TN Deed Index 1804-1890
(SLFHL 0979222)
N/303 8/25/1856 Bowling, Joel from Jacob Lovely on Coal Cr.

[NI03549] There are two Lovely Cemeteries in Tennessee. One in Campbell Co, near Laurel Grove on Schoolhouse Branch and the other in Anderson Co near Cherry Bottom.

[NI03582] Sacramento Bee page 4
Austin Sims who resided in the vicinity of Courtland for many years, died in this city this morning. Deceased was the father of Mrs. William Beckman of this city, Mrs. J. J. Keegan of S. F., William Sims of Visalia, and Jas. V. Sims Sims of Chillicothe, Mo. He is a native of Kentucky and age 86 years. He had been ill for a long time, being bed ridden for more than a year past. Services in Seventh St. M. E. Church.

[NI03591] probably a first wife or sister-in-law to Robert

[NI03675] Purchased one share of Stock in the Salado College for $100 on October 8, 1859.

County: Bell
Abstract Number: 887
District/Class: Milam 3rd
File Number: 870
Original Grantee: Reuben Wills
Patentee: Reuben Wills
Title Date:
Patent Date: 25 Mar 1852
Patent No: 327
Patent Vol: 8
Certificate: 155
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 320.00
Adj Acres:

[NI03676] lived to the south of her father.

1860 Bell Co, TX Census p. 324 fam/dwell 390/392
McCrag S. J. 40 F . . . 300 Missouri . . . . .
McCrag Reuben 18 M . farming . . Missouri . . . . .
McCrag Susan 14 F . . . . Missouri . X . . .
McCrag Loumisa 12 F . . . . Missouri . X . . .
McCrag Dan 11 M . . . . Missouri . X . . .
McCrag R. 8 F . . . . Missouri . X . . .
McCrag Dolly 3 F . . . . Missouri . . . . .

1870 Bell Co, TX Census p. 84b, 357/357, 8/31/1870
McCRAY, S J 50 F W Keeping House 500 150 Mo
Elisha 30 M W Farming 100 Mo
Reuben 26 M W Farming Mo
Louisa 21 F W Mo
Daniel 20 M W Mo
Rebecca 18 F W Mo
Eaton, Nancy 28 F W Mo
Sabra 8 F W Tex
Dike, James 13 M W Mo
Kate 11 F W Mo

[NI03678] Lived in Brown County at some point.

[NI03679] Was Matilda his sister?

On July 30th, 1850, Mrs. Matilda F. ALLEN, nee CONNELL, conveyed to Bell County out of the Connell League, one hundred and twenty acres of land on which was to be located the permanent county seat of Bell County. It is in this land that Belton is now built. Mrs. ALLEN was the mother of Mr. John CONNELL.

1860 Bell Co, TX Census p. 321
Connel Wm. 42 M . farmer 4,400 4,575 Tennessee . . . . .
Connel Loumisa 37 F . . . . Missouri . . . . .
Connel D. 15 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Connel Jas. 14 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Connel Wm. 10 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Connel Sampson 8 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Connel G. 7 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Connel Giles 4 M . . . . Texas . . . . .
Connel Wilson 2 M . . . . Texas . . . . .

1870 Brown Co, TX Census, p.119, 7/24/1870, 36/36
CONNEL, William 52 M W Raising cattle 1200 2000 Tenn
Eliza 49 F W Keeping house Mo
George 16 M W At school Texas
Gyles 14 M W At school Texas
Wilson 12 M W At school Texas
Mary J 8 F W At school Texas
Missouri 6 F W At school Texas
Sidney 1 M W At home Texas
Clack, Missouri 17 F W At home Texas (Clark?)
Washington, W ? 31 M B Work on farm Canada

Connell Cemetery
Year Marker Erected:
Marker Location:
3 mi. SE of Brownwood on FM 2525, right on CR just before FM 2126
Marker Text:
William Connell came to Texas with his family in 1834. He later served in the Republic of Texas Army, the Texas Rangers, and the Confederate Army. Connell Cemetery, believed to be one of the oldest in Brown County, was probably in use before 1861. When William and Loumisa Wills Connell buried their son William Archibald in 1866, they erected what is believed to have been the first headstone on this site. The last was that of Edward Bruce McCallum, dated 1949. Sixteen families are noted; over twenty graves remain unmarked. Connell Cemetery was deeded to Brown County in 1893. (1997)

As a teenager in 1836, he and his father Sampson Connell, a wagonmaster for the Texian Volunteer Army delivered the last load of supplies before the siege and fall of the Alamo. William fought in the Waco Indian Wars. He later served in the CSA. He was the County Treasurer of Brown County prior to the fall of the Confederacy. Governor Davis appointed William Connell as the Treasurer of Brown County after the Civil War. He served in this capacity until he became a County Commissioner after many years of service. [Robert Connell]

[NI03680] County: Bell
Abstract Number: 881
District/Class: Milam 3rd
File Number: 1015
Original Grantee: James W. Wills
Patentee: James W. Wills
Title Date:
Patent Date: 03 Jul 1856
Patent No: 1499
Patent Vol: 12
Certificate: 13
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 320.00
Adj Acres:

[NI03682] Died at age 16.

[NI03684] Lived in Holland.

[NI03686] Was granted three labores of land in Milam District, Bell Co, Texas on 11/16/1853 by Governor E M Pease of Texas. The land lay on Darrs Creek about 14 miles southeast of Belton.

On 8/15/1854, James B Wills sold Alexander 160 acres in the "forks of Darrs Creek" for $75. Alexander and Tabitha lived there for the remainder of their lives.

Alexander purchased lots 4, 5, 14, 15, Block 15, Town of Salado on 8/31/1861. The money went to building the Salado College. Alexander was a trustee of the school.

In 1862, Alexander contributed to the outfitting of Captain X B Saunders' Civil War company.

His 1889 will provided land for the Dallas Cemetery.

39 135 135 DALLAS ALEX 29 M 100 ARK

1860 Bell Co, TX Census p. 324 fam/dwell 394/396
Dallas A. G. 39 M . farmer 5,040 5,635 Kentucky . . . .
(Missouri was crossed out, and Kentucky written above)
Dallas Tabitha 36 F . . . . Missouri . . . . .
Dallas Jas. 17 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Dallas E. 13 F . . . . Texas . X . . .
Dallas Wm. 15 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Dallas Mary 10 F . . . . Texas . X . . .
Dallas Reuben 9 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Dallas M. 6 F . . . . Texas . X . . .
Dallas Elmire 4 F . . . . Texas . X . . .

1870 Bell Co, TX Census p. 68, 120/120, 8/23/1870 Beat No. 4, Salado
DALLAS, A.J. 50 M W Farmer Ky
Margerit 46 F W Keeping House Tenn
Reuben 19 M W Texas
Mattie 17 F W Texas
Elmira 15 F W Texas
Jennie 4 F W Texas

[NI03688] 1860 Bell Co, TX Census p. 302
Anderson J. C. 28 M . stock raiser 3,000 3,000 North Ca. . . . . .
Anderson Elmira 23 F . . . . Missouri . . . . .
Anderson Wm. T. 3 M . . . . Texas . . . . .

[NI03689] Lived in Holland at some point. Actually lived in the bottom near Gotcher Mountain in a log cabin.

Archibald served under Edward Jeremiah Gurley in the Civil War.

1870 Bell Co, Texas Census p. 83b, Belton, 341/341, 8/31/1870
WILLS, Arch 31 M W Farmer 800 250 Mo
Rebecca 29 F W Keeping house Mo
James 8 M W Tex
Dora 4 F W Tex
Julia 1 F W Tex

Headstone Text:
A Wills
Co. H. 34. N. Ga Inf Reg.
Scafe's Brig Gano's Div.
Trans Miss Army

[NI03691] Lived in Virginia, came to Bell Co, Texas in 1847. Helped lay off and survey the county seat. Erected the first courthouse, assisted in building the first mill. Also a farmer and merchant.

In 1893, he and wife lived in Hydesport, Brown Co, Texas. His wife was 2 years younger.

1850 Milam Co, TX Census p. 15
CROSS, James M. 39 M Farmer 600 Tennessee
Lucy 38 F Virginia
Riley 21 M Farmer Tennessee
William 18 M Farmer Tennessee
Marion 16 M Farmer Mississippi
Saluda 18 F Missouri
James 11 M MO
Virgil A 9 M MO
Joshua 7 M MO
Ewing 4 M MO
Williams, Bailey 85 M Farmer Virginia

[NI03694] lived in Bell County. lived in Killeen.

[NI03699] Lived in Crockett County.

[NI03700] Lived in Bell county.

[NI03701] Lived in Bell County in 1932 near Killeen.

[NI03706] County: Borden
Abstract Number: 1519
District/Class: School
File Number: 112438
Original Grantee: O. S. Wills
Patentee: O. S. Wills
Title Date:
Patent Date: 18 Jun 1924
Patent No: 95
Patent Vol: 23A
Certificate: 43/5769
Part Section:
Survey/Blk/Tsp: SW 1/4 534 H & TC 97-
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:

County: Borden
Abstract Number: 1252
District/Class: School
File Number: 63574
Original Grantee: J. V. Stephens
Patentee: O. S. Wills
Title Date:
Patent Date: 18 Jun 1924
Patent No: 94
Patent Vol: 23A
Certificate: 43/5763
Part Section:
Survey/Blk/Tsp: 521 H & TC 97-
Adj County:
Acres: 648.00
Adj Acres:

County: Borden
Abstract Number: 1519
District/Class: School
File Number: 112438
Original Grantee: O. S. Wills
Patentee: O. S. Wills
Title Date:
Patent Date: 18 Jun 1924
Patent No: 95
Patent Vol: 23A
Certificate: 43/5769
Part Section:
Survey/Blk/Tsp: SW 1/4 534 H & TC 97-
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:

Shawnna Wills Patterson Mon Sep 1 10:09:23 1997
Looking for information on two families--WILLS and NOEL. Great-great grandfather, Billy WILLS, and great-great grandmother, Salauda WILLS, born in Mississippi around 1855. Son, Oliver WILLS, was born June 10, 1875 in either Mississippi or Bell Co. Texas He married Plum GARNER, born 12/30/1873 in Bell Co. They had my grandfather, Waldon WILLS in Bell Co. on 3/31/1901. He later moved to Scurry Co., Texas and married Ila Mae NOEL. My great grandfather, G. W. NOEL, was born in Roanoke, Alabama in 1875 and walked to Bell Co. from Alabama as a teenager. He married Piety SNEED of Bell Co. She was born in 1877. They had a daughter, Ila Mae NOEL, on May 20, 1903. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

[NI03707] Name: John WILLS
Age: 59
Date Entering Home: July 15, 1937
From or Near What Place: Salado
Relative or Friends:
Left the Home:
Date of Death:
Original Record book page #: 198

Name: John WILLS
Age: 59
Date Entering Home: July 15, 1937
From or Near What Place: Salado
Relative or Friends:
Left the Home:
Date of Death:
Remarks: Born August 1, 1877
Original Record book page #: 32

Name: John WILLS
Age: 57-bone Aug 1, 1877
Date Entering Home: July 15, 1937
From or Near What Place:
Relative or Friends:
Left the Home:
Date of Death:
Original Record book page #: 42
[John WILLS was the only entry on page 42 of the original record book]

Name: John WILLS
Age: 59
Date Entering Home: July 15, 1938
From or Near What Place: Salado, Tex
Relative or Friends: Mrs. M. HUTCHINS
Address: Prairie Dell, Texas
Left the Home:
Date of Death: October 31, 1943
Remarks: Buried at Salado
Original Record book page #: 45
There are several more entries, but contain no extra information.

CAMPING AT NOLANVILLE-J. Early ARCENEAUX and family, Miss Mittie SWOPE, Mr. and Mrs. John C. WILLS and daughter, Gladys Jean, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. POLLARD and Mrs. Spencer HUBBY are all camping at the Christian meeting at Nolanville.

[NI03711] Lived in Barren Co, Kentucky.
1829 September 1st DEED [Barren County, KY Deed Book L, Page 491 dated 9/1/1829,
transcribed by Myra Britt, and annotated by Birdie
CROW to COMBS This Indenture made this 1st day September in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and twenty nine, between William CROW & Susan his wife Joshua CROW and Sally his Wife, Ezekiel HUFFMAN and Elizabeth his wife, Andrew L CROW and Emmely his Wife, Julius HUFFMAN and Nancy his Wife & Hetty(?) MOODY of the County of Monroe and State of Kentucky of the one part and John COMBS of the County of Barren and State aforesaid of the other part witnefseth [witnesseth] that the above names William CROW and Wife Joshua CROW & wife Ezekiel HUFFMAN & Wife Julius HUFFMAN & wife Andrew L CROW & Wife, and Hetty (?) MOODY, that this day bargained and sold and do by these presents bargain sell and deliver a certain tract or parcel of Land unto the said John COMBS containing two hundred Acres be the same more of lefs [less] lying in the County of Barren and State aforesaid on the Waters of little Barren for the sum of $ us in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged and bounded as follows, Towit, Beginning on the line of Daniel BROWN at a hickory thence extending with ROBINSONs line South 40 West 179poles to a white oak and pointers thence North 50 West, 179 poles, to a black Oak in the Barrens thence North 40 East 179 poles to a white Oak and pointers thence South 50 East 179 poles to the Beginning which tract of land we the above named Wm CROW and Wife Joshua CROW & Wife Andrew L CROW & Wife Julius HUFFMAN & Wife Ezekiel HUFFMAN & Wife & Hetty (?)MOODY do warrant and Defend against the claim of us, and our Heirs, and against the claims of all other persons whatsoever, to him the said John COMBS, together with all appertenances there unto set our hands and seals this day & date above written, attest
Benjamin COMBS
Wm Crow & Susan Crow {Seal}
Elijah Ferguson
Joshua & Sally Crow
Barren County Towit
Ezekiell & Elizabeth Huffman
I as clerk of the County Court for the County aforesaid A L Crow & Emely {X herMark}{Seal} do certify that the foregoing Deed of Conveyance from the Heirs of JohnCROW Hetty(?) MOODY {X her mark} {Seal} Deceased to John L COMBS,was on the 11th day of September 1929 Julius & Nancy HUFFMAN{Seal} proven before me by the Oath of Benjamin COMBS, and Elijah FERGUSON, to be the act and Deed of Hetty (?) MOODY, Andrew L CROW and Julius HUFFMAN. And the said Deed was acknowledged before me to be the Act and Deed of the said William CROW & Susan his wife Joshua CROW & Sally his wife Ezekiel HUFFMAN & Elizabeth his wife by their attorney in fact Abraham INYARD and that I examined Nancy HUFFMAN seperate & apart from Julius HUFMAN her Husband as the Law directs that she declared that she freely & voluntarily acknowledged and delivered the said Conveyance as her act and Deed that she thereby Releases & Conveys to the said COMBS all the rights title interest & claims that she hath in the land thereby conveyed and designs not to retract and consented that the same be Recorded, thereupon the aforesaid Deed and this Certificate hath been duly admited to Record the 10th day of November 1829. Teste W Logan clk
Oral familly tradition is that Ezekiel had fifteen children and was married twice. His family had moved from Cumberland Co., Kentucky to Missouri about 1820. He bought and sold land in Kentucky and Missouri, and by the time of his death, in 1868, he was living on a farm belonging to his son-in-law, Archibald Wills, in Platte Co., Missouri, but had lived for many years in Clay County, Missouri, near the town of Liberty. Among his children, born in Kentucky, was a son named Jesse George, and a daughter named Martha Ann. Martha married William Simms and lived near Liberty in Clay County, Missouri, where the James brothers lived. Once they invited Jesse and Frank to dinner and after they had eaten and left, Mr. Simms noticed that the antique clock on the mantle was missing, so he immediately rode after them and they gave him back the clock without any argument.

[NI03713] Stayed in Clay Co, Missouri.

[NI03714] Was a widow with a daughter named Emma who was married to Henry Stowhan or Strewherm.
Alice H. Strewherm, dau of Henry and Emma J. Strewherm, b. 6/27/1875 d. 9/24/1890.

[NI03724] 1860 Bell Co, TX Census, p. 322b
Taylor A. 50 M . master carpenter 2,720 560 Pennsylvania . . . . .
Taylor M. E. 42 F . . . . Pennsylvania . . . . .
Taylor Wm. H. 14 M . . . . Illinois . X . . .
Taylor Lawrence 11 M . . . . Illinois . X . . .
Taylor J. H. 7 M . . . . Illinois . X . . .
Taylor Ellen 6 F . . . . Texas . . . . .
Taylor C. E. 3 F . . . . Texas . . . . .
Kile I. 24 M . master carpenter 200 700 Illinois . . . . .
Ray C. 23 M . employee carpenter . . Arkansas . . . . .
McCray E. F. 20 M . farming . . Missouri . . . . .

Holland Cemetery
Cornett Elisha 10 Nov 1872 8 Aug 1952 Father Masonic emblem
Cornett Vasta McCray 16 Mar 1876 1 Jan 1927 Mother
McCray Charley E. 1879 1955 s/w Dovie V. McCray
McCray Dovie V. 1883 1962 s/w Charley E. McCray
McCray Fred D. 3 May 1910 11 Jun 1963
McCray Fred Dewain 16 Jan 1948 12 Dec 1992
McCray Howell 20 Sep 1936 11 Aug 1937
McCray Jarrell 5 May 1938 5 May 1938
McCray May Estelle 14 Apr 1919 7 Oct 1985
McCray Opal L. 1907 1922
McCray William Ace 14 Apr 1934 7 Nov 1934
McCray Bryce S. 1878 1933
McCray Tyana Dean 11 Aug 1912 18 Jul 1980 Order of the Eastern Star and Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. emblems
Vinson Annie McCray 13 Mar 1882 25 Apr 1909

[NI03736] 1870 Brown Co, TX Census p. 119, 37/37, 7/24/1870
CONNELL, D C 20 M W Raising cattle 1600 2000 Texas
Naoma 21 F W Keeping house Texas
Sampson 18 M W Raising cattle 1000 Texas

[NI03737] Could be Naomi Fatima Lee, daughter of Dude Lee, d. 1/15/1924.

[NI03754] Who's Who in Texas, A Biographical Directory. Who's Who Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, 1931.
Connell, Giles H., page 311

[NI03805] Lived in Williamson County.

1880 Milam Co, Texas Census, Pct 5
Birth Year <1857>
Birthplace TX
Age 23
Occupation Stock Raiser
Marital Status S
Race W
Head of Household Daniel W. LANKFORD
Relation Other
Father's Birthplace MO
Mother's Birthplace TN
Family History Library Film 1255320
NA Film Number T9-1320
Page Number 329B

Cameron Herald – Vol. XX, No. 10 (Whole No. 998) – Thur., Sept. 5, 1901
Death - Geo. C. Clement, age 30, died last night shortly after 10:00 p.m. after a lingering illness. He was raised in Milam County and leaves a wife and one child. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Clement, Sr. of Salty, brothers, W. K. Clement of Rockdale, F. J. Clement of Cameron, brothers-in-law, J. B. Wills of Taylor and W. J. Garner of Rockdale. The funeral was at the family home this evening at 6:00 p.m. by Rev. James Kilgore with interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

[NI03830] 1860 Bell Co Census, p. 820b, Belton, 346/347
Pennington J. 60 M . farmer 1,900 3,996 Virginia . . . . .
Pennington Catharine 60 F . . . . Tennessee . . . . .
Pennington Elizabeth 23 F . . . . Missouri . . . . .
Pennington David 22 M . teacher music . 300 Missouri . . . . .
Pennington Rebecca 18 F . . . . Missouri . . . . .
White S. 10 F . guest . . Texas . X . . .
White Napoleon 8 M . guest . . Texas . . . . .
White Nancy 5 F . guest . . Texas . . . . .

1870 Bell Co Census, p. 81a, Salado, 306/306 Beat 4
PENNINGTON, John 74 M W 1000 1000 Va
Cathrine 70 F W Keeping house Tenn
WHITE, Jerome 18 M W Tex
Nancy 16 F W Tex

[NI03833] 1870 Census shows a child name Julia 1 year old.

[NI03836] A brother?
Age: 51
Date Entering Home: Jan 8, 1929
From or Near What Place: Rogers, Tx
Relative or Friends: W. T. BANKSTON-Dallas, Tx at Masonic Hall
Date of Death: Jan 14, 1929
Remarks: Buried in old County Cemetery died with T. B.
Original Record book page #: 23

[NI03847] Moved to Texas in 1832 and purchased 4000 acres of landin 1833 in Washington County.

They had 10 children.

[NI03870] Cameron Herald – Vol. XIX, No. 43 (Whole No. 979) – Thur., April 25, 1901
Death - Buckholts – The Cummings brothers were notified last Thursday morning of the death of their father, Joe Cummings who was visiting the family of his son, Mage Cummings near Lilac. Mr. Cummings had a stroke 2-days before his death. He was about 71 years of age. He leaves six grown children, two daughters and four sons, all of who are married.

[NI03890] 1850 Clay co, Missouri Census page 174
Nov 1, 1850
1182 1182 Dickie George W. 25 M Farmer 50 Ten
Dickie Arrina 26 F Ten
Dickie Frances 3 F Mo
Dickie Mary 2 F Mo
1183 1183 Dickie James 62 M Farmer 400 N. Carolina
Dickie Maryiman 17 M Farmer Mo
Dickie Mary 35 F Ten X
Dickie Nancy 28 F Ten X
Dickie William 23 M Farmer Ten
Dickie Eli 21 M Brick Mason Mo
Dickie David 26 M Laborer Ten

[NI03898] After leaving Augusta County, VA, Andrew and Martha Buchanan Steele, dau. of Agnes Bowen and Archibald Buchanan, settled around 1787 in the area known as the "Old Fields" (known today as the Clover Bottom Area). Andrew and his sons John and Alexander settled in White County with their father before 1830. (Info. from Willie Smith)

[NI03900] Robin and Rebecca settled on Pond Lick Creek near Gladeville.

[NI03901] Never married.

[NI03910] 1910 Coleman Co, Census Vol. 32, ED 40, Sheet 18
PUCKETT, Noel W head 23
Sidney wife 19
Autry dau 11/12
John T. bro 28
1 hired help

[NI03913] DIED
221. Manning, Dee w m 2 Nov 1904 17 yrs

[NI03924] Moved to Texas in 1855. First to Nacogdoches, then to Eliga.

1880 Coryell Co Census
451B 25 214 215 Manning James D. W M 55 . . . X . . Farmer . X . . . . . . X X Georgia Ga Ga .
451B 26 214 215 Manning Martha J. W F 41 . wife . X . . House Keeper . . . . . . . . X X Alabama NC Tenn .
451B 27 214 215 Manning William F. W M 14 . son X . . . . . . . . . . . X . . Texas Ga Ala .
451B 28 214 215 Manning Francis J. W M 12 . daughter X . . . . . . . . . . . X . . Texas Ga Ala .
451B 29 214 215 Manning Adrie C. W F 10 . daughter X . . . . . . . . . . . X . . Texas Ga Ala .
451B 30 214 215 Manning Sarah Y. W F 8 . daughter X . . . . . . . . . . . X X X Texas Ga Ala .
451B 31 214 215 Manning Lucy J. W F 6 . daughter X . . . . . . . . . . . X X X Texas Ga Ala .
451B 32 214 215 Manning James M. W M 4 . son X . . . . . . . . . . . . X X Texas Ga Ala .

[NI03969] Check Alexander Allison's will which was proved 25 Apr 1743 in Chester Co., PA. It mentions his daughter, Martha and son-in-law, James "Bouhannan".
This parentage is not proven.

[NI03970] headwaters of N.F. (north fork?) of Holsten? River.
John Buchanan migrated from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, settling near Guilford Court House (present-day Greensboro) NC. He later moved to the Watuaga settlements and went to Kentucky with an overland party in 1778 with his wife and sons. He built a station at French Lick Bluffs (later called Fort Nashboro) [TN] in 1779. He served on the first grand jury on Oct 7, l783. By 1788 he had returned to the Mill Creek area called Buchanan's Station. There he was killed by Indians in his own house while sitting with his wife by the fireplace.* (TENNESSEE GENEALOGY QUERIES #13, July 1998 - query 13.html {Rev.Mss,B.H.S., DCM, 1790, pt 1, p. 29; and Guild, p. 209;DW I, p 7 and 59})
John Buchanan was a weaver and a farmer. On March 19, 1753, he bought 370 acres on Walker's Creek adjoining his father, James Buchanan, from Benjamin Borden; he subsequently sold that land to James McCown. On August 20, 1754, he bought 240 acres in Beverly Manor on the patent line from James and Margaret Roseborough for L63. He married between 1756 and 1758. In 1761, he posted bond for the administration of the estate of James McFerrin. {deceased spouse of Agnes Bowen) On August 20, 1771, he and his wife sold their 240-acre plantation to Charles Berry for L90. (Family record written by Alexander Buchanan, 3rd son of this John Buchanan. Augusta Co.,VA, Deed book 6, p. 347; Deed book 17, p. 282; Will book 3, p. 23)
In 1771, John and his wife moved to Locus Cove in Rich Valley in what is now Smyth County, Virginia. When he acquired his lands there has not been determined.
*The reference to his death in the first paragraph has not been proven; In 1776, as a resident of the western part of Fincastle County, he signed a petition to divide the county; on November 25, 1795, he signed a petition to form what became Tazewell County, VA. On November 14 and 15, 1784, John
had surveyed two tracts of 90 and 160 acres in Rich Valley on the North Fork of the Holston River. On June 21, 1806, he gave his son Patrick 274 acres on the North Fork. On June 26, 1806, he gave John Buchanan, Jr., 128 acres in Locus Cove and he gave his son James Buchanan 148 acres in Locus Cove and 148 acres on the North Fork of the Holston River. (Washington County, Virginia Entries and Surveys, Book 1, pp. 104, 113. Wythe County, VA, Deed Book 5, pp. 236, 131, 132. Book 4, p. 387.)
No record has been found of his death or the settlement of his estate.

[NI03981] came to headwaters of Middle F(ork?) of Holsten? River

[NI03983] came to headwaters of Middle F(ork?) of Holsten? River - Never married.
"Eldest child of James and Martha Allison Buchanan. Came with brother Robert to headwaters of Middle Fork of Holston River to live. Was never married. Died 12 Nov 1798. Lt. John Blakemore left to take deposition of Alexander Buchanan in Wythe County in June, 1797" Source: Gordon Aronhime Papers, Southwest Virginia Card File, University of Virginia Electronic Card Indexes.

[NI03984] Washington Co, Georgia 1830 p252
255A/B 25 Joines James 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
One male 0-5 years, 1 male 20-30 years, 2 females 0-5, 1 female 5-10 years, 1 female 20-30 years, 6 total

Washington Co, Georgia 1840 p204
216 31 Joines James . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1 male 20-30 years, 1 female 5-10 years, 1 female 15-20 years, 1 female 30-40 years, 4 total, 1 manufacturing, 2 white over 20 illiterate.

Washington Co, Georgia 9/16/1850, page 205, fam # 77
8 77 77 Joines James 44 M Carpenter Georgia
9 77 77 Joines Rebeca 50 F Georgia
10 77 77 Joines Eliza 25 F Georgia
11 77 77 Joines Ruthy 15 F Georgia X
12 77 77 Joines Albert A. 9 M Georgia X
13 77 77 Joines Teresa 3 F Georgia

9/9/1850 p 205
33 43 43 Joiner Moses 33 M Farmer N. Carolina
34 43 43 Joiner Ruthy A. A. 31 F Georgia
35 43 43 Joiner William A. 11 M Georgia
36 43 43 Joiner Martha 7 F Georgia
37 43 43 Joiner Mary 7 F Georgia
38 43 43 Joiner John A. 5 M Georgia
39 43 43 Joiner Cherry A. 3 F Georgia
40 43 43 Joiner Moses A. 1 M Georgia

11/13/1850 p 220
4 231 231 Joiner Huel A. 31 M Farmer 1,200 N. Carolina
5 231 231 Joiner Martha 28 F Georgia
6 231 231 Joiner Virgil 10 M Georgia
7 231 231 Joiner Abraham A. 9 M Georgia
8 231 231 Joiner Mary 6 F Georgia
9 231 231 Joiner Louisa 5 F Georgia
10 231 231 Joiner Joel B. 2 M Georgia

11/12/1850 p 256
3 799 799 Joiner Sarah 30 F W Widow 200 Georgia
4 799 799 Joiner Augustus 13 M W Georgia X
5 799 799 Joiner Thomas 12 M W Georgia X
6 799 799 Joiner Mary Ann 10 F W Georgia X
7 799 799 Joiner Sarah Ann 9 F W Georgia
8 799 799 Joiner Green 7 M W Georgia
15 802 802 Joiner Elias 26 M W 500 Georgia X
16 802 802 Joiner Martha Ann 31 F W Georgia
17 802 802 Joiner James W. F. 5 M W Georgia
18 802 802 Joiner Nancy A. 3 F W Georgia
19 802 802 Joiner Benjamin D. 1/12 M W Georgia

11/14/1850 p 260
34 870 870 Joiner M. 25 M W Planter 900 Georgia
35 870 870 Joiner Ann S. 31 F W Georgia
36 870 870 Tuke John 16 M W Planter Georgia
37 870 870 Tuke Thomas 14 M W Georgia X
38 870 870 Tuke Melvina 12 F W Georgia X
39 870 870 Tuke Susan 8 F W Georgia
40 870 870 Tuke Charleton 7 M W Georgia
41 870 870 Tuke Robert 2 M W Georgia
42 870 870 Tuke Mary F. 1 F W Georgia

Will Abstract, Jones Co, Georgia
DENNING,William w/s 29 Nov. 1875 p/ 3 Sept 1877
wife Frances
Elizabeth A. ma William Ethridge 4 Mar. 1844
Hester ma/1 Bennett J. Drew 20 Nov. 1845
ma/2 Matthwe W. Bass 11 Feb. 1856
Sarah Ma_______James
Nancy J. ma______Brown
Emily ma_____Mixon
Malinda E.
exrs; James Joines, Wm b. Ethridge
Wit; Willaim Denning, H.J.Crawford, H.T.Moore, William Crawford

[NI03996] "Among the early Quaker settlers in Pennsylvania was Moses Bowen and Rebecca Reese, his wife. They emigrated with a large company from Wales about 1698, having purchased 10,000 acres of land in Guinnedd Township, Chester Co.,PA. Moses Bowen married Rebecca Reese, both born in Wales." (Margaret Campbell Pilcher: HISTORICAL SKETCHES)
According to "Narratives of Early Pennsylvania," edited by Albert Cook Myers - 1912, p. 451: "The mass of the first Welsh settlers arrived in Pennsylvania August 1682 - They were Quakers from Merionethshire."
Moses Bowen and Rebecca Reese (Rees, Rhys) were undoubtedly married in Wales, and they may have been in the party who came on the "LYON", John Compton, master, with the Dr. Edward Jones party, in 1682. Edward Rees and family were in this party, and it is assumed there is some close
relationship between Rebecca Rees and Edward Rees (Rhys), but so far no records have been found for proof. It is thought by some that her father was Hugh Rees (Rhys) and her mother was a Lloyd. Not proven.
According to "Colonial Families of Philadelphia" p. 1355, Vol. II, by John W. Jordan, LL.D., "Edward ap Rees, or Rhys, and his family came to Pennsylvania in the ship "LYON", John Compton, master, with Dr. Edward Jones of Kiltalgarth, Penllyn in Merionethshire in August, 1682, and settled in Merion, Philadelphia County. He was the son of Richard Rhys (ap Grywwth) of Tyddin Tyford, in Merioneth, whose will signed 26 January 1685, was proved at the St. Asaph Registry, and brother to Jane, the wife of Cadwalader Morgan, and to Hannah, wife of Rees John Williams, all first settlers of Merion. (Also p. 79 "Welsh Settlement of Pa." by Browning.)

[NI04008] Ray Co, Missouri, 1850 Census page 69 & 70
496 496 Clevenger John 52 M Farmer 1,000 Virg
Clevenger Margaret 50 F Ten
Clevenger Sarah 18 F Mo
Clevenger Margaret 16 F Mo X
Clevenger James 15 M Laborer Mo X
Clevenger Richard 14 M Mo X
Clevenger Robert 8 M Mo X Idiotic
Clevenger John 5 M Mo
Wills James 87 M None Virg
Clevenger Sarah 22 F Ten
Clevenger Caroline 4 F Mo
Clevenger Angeline 1 F Mo

In the 1881 Ray County History Book is the following article I think it adds to the research:
John Cleavenger was born in the state of Virginia, July 2 1798. He is the son of Richard and Sarah (Wood) Cleavenger. His father was a native of New Jersey, and his mother of shenandoah County,Virginia. His parents removed to Cocke County Tenn. when he was a small boy, and there he grew up, working on his father's farm until 1819, when he left Tenn. and cmae to Missouri. Mr Cleavenger was one of a party who made the trip by river, in a keel-boat which they constructed themselves in Tenn. before leaving. When they reached the mouth of Fishing River, while ascending the Missouri, the steered their boat into the smaller river, and after ascending in about six miles landed and settling there made their homes henceforth in this county. all kinds of game was abundant and their chief occupation at first was hunting, but in a few years they cleared the land, improved farms, and settled down to a quiet life of farming. Mr Cleavenger was first married in 1817 to Elizabeth Hensley, of Virginia. The issue of this marriage was one child. Mary, born Sept 8, 1819. Mrs Cleavenger soon afer died and he married again in 1823 to Miss Margaret Wills, daughter of James Wills an early settler of Ray Co. Mo. She was born in Rutherford Co Tenn. Jan 1 1801. They became the parents of eleven chidlren, four of whom are now living. Lily A, born Feb 1828, Sarah born Mar 5, 1831, Margaret Born June 21 1833, Richard born Oct 23 1836. From 1830=1832, Mr Cleavenger was Sheriff of Ray Co Mo and in 1856 was elected to represent the county in the general assembly. The duties of this office he discharged with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of the people.He has been a member of the Old School Baptist Church for more than sixty years. His wife is a Presbyterian. He is one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Ray County Missouri.
I have a complete copy of the Ray County 1840 & 1850 Census and their are lost of Cleavenger family there. I am trying to sort them all out. If you would like a copy of this article I would be glad to mail it to you. If you would contact me by e-mail and send a self addressed stamped envelope .Thanks to all of you who post items to share with us all.
Joan Graham Atkinson

[NI04026] During the War of 1812, John served in Capt. Hallum's Company, 39th TN Regiment, and was in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, which was fought in 1814 in what is now Talapoosa County, Alabama. This battle effectively ended the Creek Wars and opened Alabama up for settlement. He received bounty land
in White County for his military service and applied for a pension in 1871, but died that August. His second wife, Mahala, applied for a widow's pension in 1873, which was approved. In 1880, Mahala Goodman Steele was found living in the household of her sister-in-law, Amanda Steele Trulove and her
husband, Joshua Trulove. (Willie Smith)

[NI04053] Laviscia Lusk was the daughter of Samuel Lusk and Elizabeth Whiteside. On her maternal side, she was descended from Davis Whiteside and William Stockton. Both her father, Samuel, and her grandfather, Davis Whiteside, fought in the Battle of King's Mountain. Davis Whiteside died of the
wounds he received there.

[NI04070] This letter was given to me by Lois Brady Tynes, my father's sister. It is from D.B.Steele to his sister, Virginia Roundtree (later Brady). It was written while he was encamped at Vicksburg. The letter folds up to make an envelope. Benton Steele served with Company K,Seventh Mississippi Regiment. He was totally blinded by a bullet going through his head either at Vicksburg or the Battle of Shiloh, I believe. He died in 1912 and is buried at Steele Cemetery in Amite Co, MS. My father was 13 years old when "Uncle Bent" died--he had lived since the war with his neice, Emma Roundtree, dau. of Virginia Steele and Harlin Roundtree. Emma was married to John Culbertson Brady, her step-brother, Virginia having married Stephen Alexander Brady, father of John Culbertson, after the death of her husband, Harlin Roundtree.

First, a letter from Lois Brady Tynes which accompanied the letter from Davis Benton Steele:

This is part of a letter written by our great uncle Benton Steele--to his sister and our grandmother Virginia Steele Roundtree, who later married our grandfather, Stephen Alexander Brady. "Uncle Bent," as we called him, was with the Confederate Army under seige in Vicksburg in 1864. He was later wounded and was blind the remainder of his life--as a result of gunshot at Vicksburg. He lived during his late years with his niece (our aunt) John and Emma Brady where he died in the O'Neal community in Amite County, Miss.
When we were small children, I loved to visit him in his room at Aunt Emma's and hear him tell about the war.

(He cut and made envelope-of the brown paper. ) There is this story told of his injury. He was hit with a shot through the thin part of his nose. Some soldier had a silk handkerchief whiich he pushed through the hole to stop bleeding. True??? I don't know.

(Signed) Lois Tynes
Liberty, Miss

January 19, 1966

Davis Benton Steele's letter begins--remember, 1st part lost--

I heard that Noah had sold my horse. Tell him that if he has not got the money for him not to collect without he wants it himself for I had rather have a good note now than the money that we yet get.I want you to send me a letter by Bryant Halford when he comes if he comes back any more. I got a letter from Andy not long ago.
He was well. I still have not heard from Jim in some time. I heard that Mark O'Neal was ded not long ago, but it was not certain I hope it is not the case.We have just got in off picket duty. We was out today. We had a fine time. We had no duty hardly to do and we would go out rabbit hunting, about 50 men. We would go around the cedar thickets and run them out and kill them with sticks. We killed 30 one day in 3 hours.When Picket Reynolds comes home, I will send you (and) the girls a ring apiece if he will bring them. The pretyest one of them I will keep myself till I come. I sent you one in a letter before. Write to (me) if you ever got it. I will send one made of mussle shell, three of hoof. I want you to write to me as soon as you get this letter and tell me how you are getting along farming and all the news you have. I have no other time to write today, I must bring my letter to to a close. The connection (?)is all well, so nothing more at present. I remain your brother till death

(Signed) Davis B. Steele
To Virginia Rountree

[NI04109] Died at Battle of King's Mountain.
>From "History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia" by Pendleton, p. 407
"Rees Bowen was the second white man who brought his family to make permanent residence in the Clinch Valley. Therefore, it is meet that he and his family should be the second considered in the sketches I am writing of the pioneer families.
The Tazewell Bowens are of Celtic blood. Their immediate ancestor was Moses Bowen, a Welshman, who married Rebecca Rees. They came from Wales to America a good many years before the Revolution, and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Their son John was a Quaker, and he married Lily McIlhaney. He and his wife moved from Pennsylvania to Augusta County, Virginia, soon after the first settlements were made in the Shenandoah Valley, perhaps as early as the year 1732, and located in that part of Augusta now embraced in the county of Rockbridge. They had twelve children and Rees was one of their five sons. He married Louisa (?) Smith, whose parents then liven in that section of Augusta now known as Rockingham County. It is said that, after his marraige, he took up his abode on the Roanoke River close to where the city of Roanoke is now situated.
In some way Rees Bowen learned of the fertile lands and abundance of game that could be found in the Upper Clinch Valley; and he concluded to abandon his home on the Roanoke River and settle in this region, where he could locate and occupy, without cost, a large boundary of fine unoccupied land. It is known from tradition that when he arrived with his family in the vicinity of the great spring, to which he gave a peculiar name, he had not then selected the boundary of land upon which he would settle. After they went into camp, on the evening of the day he reached the place that has since been the home of the Bowens, he went out to find and kill a deer to get a supply of fresh meat. While thus engaged he discovered the spring. Bickley thus tells of the discovery of the immense fountain and what followed:
When Mr. Bowen first saw the spring, he discovered a fine young female deer, feeding on the moss within the orifice from which gushes the spring. He shot it, and when he went to get his deer, saw a pair of elk horns standing on their points, and leaning against the rocks. Mr. Bowen was a very large and tall man, yet he had no difficulty in walking upright under the horns. He chose this place for his, and the spring and river have since been known as Maiden Spring and Fork.
The first four years after he and his family located at Maiden Spring were free from any hostile demonstrations by the Indians against the Clinch settlements. He was possessed of great physical strength and was very industrious, and in the four years he erected a large and strong log house, extended his clearings into the forests, and added considerably to the number of horses and cattle he brought with him from his home on the Roanoke. Then came trouble with the Ohio Indians, in 1773, when the whole frontier of Virginia was threatened by the red man; and Rees Bowen built a heavy stockade around his dwelling, converting it into an excellent neighborhood fort.
In the meantime, his four brothers, John, Arthur, William and Moses moved out from Augusta to find homes in the country west of New River. John settled at some point in the Holston Valley; Arthur located in the present Smyth County, four miles west of Marion; and William and Moses took up their abode in the Clinch Valley, but in what immediate locality is now unknown. When Dunmore's War came on the three brothers, Rees, William and Moses went with Captain William Russell's company on the Lewis expedition to the mouth of the Kanawha River; and were prominent figures in the eventful battle of Point Pleasant. Moses Bowen was then only twenty years old; and on the return march from the Kanawha, he was stricken with smallpox, from which frightful malady he died in the wilderness.
After his return from Point Pleasant, for two years Rees Bowen, like all the pioneer settlers, was actively engaged in clearing up fields from the forest and increasing the comforts of his new home. While thus occupied, the war between the colonies and Great Britain began; and the British Government turned the Western Indians loose on the Virginia frontier. This caused the organization of a company of militia, expert Indian fighters, in the Clinch Valley. The two Bowen brothers were members of the company, William being Captain and Rees, Lieutenant. This company, composed of pioneers, did effective service for the protection of the settlers in the Clinch and the Holston Valleys.
When Colonels Shelby and Sevier, in the fall of 1780, appealed to Colonel William Campbell to join them in the expedition to King's Mountain, with a volunteer force from Washington County, Virginia, the company from Clinch Valley volunteered to go. Owing to illness from a serious attack of fever, Captain William Bowen was unable to lead his men on the expedition and the command of the company devolved upon Lieutenant Rees Bowen. He marched with his company and joined Campbell at Wold Hill (now Abingdon) and thence on to the Carolinas, and gave his life for American freedom, while leading his men in the memorable Battle of King's Mountain."
Draper, in his "King's Mountain and Its Heroes," tells of Lt. Rees Bowen. It seems he did not think hiding behind trees was the way to fight, so he did not hide. The result was a rifle ball in the breast and death in battle on 07 Oct 1780. Draper states: "Lieutenant Reece Bowen, who commanded one of the companies of the Virginia Regiment, was observed while marching forward to attack the enemy, to make a hazardous and unnecessary exposure of his person. Some friend kindly remonstrated with him - 'Why, Bowen, do you not take a tree--why rashly present yourself to the deliberate aim of the Provincial and Tory riflemen, concealed behind every rock and bush before you?--death will inevitably follow, if you persist.' 'Take to a tree,' he (Bowen) indignantly replied - 'no!--never shall it be said that I sought safety by hiding my person, or dodging from a Briton or Tory who opposed me in the field.' Well had it been for him and his country, had he been more prudent, and, as his superiors had advised, taken shelter whenever it could be found, for he had scarcely concluded his brave utterance, when a rifle ball struck him in the breast. He fell and expired. (Garden's Anecdotes, second series, p. 212, presumably communicated for that work by Judge Peter Johnston, of Abingdon, Virginia, a distinguished officer of Lee's Legion during the Revolution, and the ancestor of the present Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, and Hon. John W. Johnston, United States Senator from that state.)"
As Draper tell it, "Reece Bowen was born in Maryland about 1742. He first emigrated to what is now Rockbridge County, VA, and, in 1769 to the waters of the Clinch, in what is now Tazwell County. He shared in the battle of Point Pleasant, went to the relief of the Kentucky Stations in 1778; and on the King's Mountain campaign, he was Lieutenant of his brother, William Bowen's company. His brother being ill of fever, Reece Bowen succeeded to the command of the company. His heroic death has already been related; he is said to have been shot by a Tory boy, behind a baggage wagon, near the close of the engagement, when Campbell's men were driving the enemy toward the north-eastern end of the mountain. He was remarkable for his herculean strength and great activity. He left a family--his son, Colonel Henry Bowen, lived in Tazewell County to a good old age." (Draper, King's Mountain and its Heroes; History of the Battle of King's Mountain, p. 406

[NI04110] Margaret was a tiny person. Her husband Rees was a powerful man. Many stories have been told about his physical feats. It has been said that she could stand in the palm of his hand and he could pick her up and hold her with his arm extended.

Only two of their children were of age when their father was killed, but their mother raised the orphan children and they continued the tradition of accomplishments of their ancestors. (Draper, King's Mountain and its Heroes; History of the Battle of King's Mountain, p. 406

[NI04142] William served under Colonel William Campbell at the Battle of King's Mountain, where his brother Rees was killed. He commanded a company of mounted rangers to protect the frontier. His commission was signed by Governor Patrick Henry. He was also the maternal grandfather of Tennessee Governor William Bowen Campbell.

[NI04161] Had at least 4 children with Mr. Cunningham.
Had at least one other child with Mr. Looney.

Jane and Mr. Cunningham had two sons and two daughters. He was killed by the Indians at Carr's Creek. She saved the lives of two of her children by her fleetness in running at the time of the massacre. (Pilcher, HISTORICAL SKETCHES, p. 254)


"Charles Bowen, of Captain William Edmondson's company, of Campbell's Regiment, heard vaguely that his brother, Lt. Reece Bowen, had been killed, and was much distressed and exasperated in consequence. On the spur of the moment, and without due consideration of the danger he incurred, he commenced a wild and hurried search for his brother, hoping he might yet find him in a wounded condition only. He soon came across his own fallen Captain Edmondson, shot in the head and dying; and hurrying from one point to another, he at length found himself within fifteen or twenty paces of the enemy, and near to Colonel Cleveland, when he slipped behind a tree.

"At this time, the enemy began to waver, and show signs of surrendering. Bowen promptly shot down the first man among them who hoisted a flag; and immediately, as the custom was, turned his back to the tree, to re-load, when Cleveland advanced on foot, suspecting from the wildness of his actions that he (Charles Bowen) was a Tory, and demanded the countersign, which Bowen, in his half-bewildered state of mind, had, for the time being, forgotten. Cleveland, now confirmed in his conjectures, instantly levelled his rifle at Bowen's breast, and attempted to shoot; but fortunately it mis-fired. Bowen enraged, and perhaps hardly aware of his own act, jumped at and seized Cleveland by the collar, snatched his tomahawk from his belt, and would in another moment have buried it in the Colonel's brains, had not his arm been arrested by a soldier, named Buchanan, who knew both parties. Bowen, now coming to himself, recollected the countersign, and gave it--"Buford;" when Cleveland dropped his gun, and clasped Bowen in his arms."

[NI04193] Died at Wilderness.

Augusta Co. Court Records, Order Book XXIV, p. 464

Cabell vs. Bowen.--Augusta, ss: This day Malcom Allen came before me, John Dickison, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county aforesaid, and on his oath sayeth that he went with Moses Bowen to Dr. William Cabell, and that he, the said Allen, informed Dr. Cabell that his instructions from said Moses Bowen's father was to make a certain agreement with said Doctor, viz: How much his charge must be if he performed a cure upon Moses Bowen, and his much his charge will be if he missed making a cure, and said Dr. William Cabell answered and said that as said Moses received his wound in defense of his country and in his Majesty's service, the country would pay him, the said Doctor, and that his, the said Mose's father, not mother, nor uncle, nor aunt, had anything to do with it: and I said: Then I had nothing more to do with it, and some time afterwards, said Moses came to my house and I went with him down to the Doctor, and the Doctor informed me the charge was L15, some shillings and pence. (Signed) John Dickison, 18th Marth 1767. Same witness continues, 19th March, 1767: Moses Bowen informed me in his lifetime that Dr. Cabell yoused him very kindly duriing his continuance with him, and also that he in that time, by the Doctor's direction, went to the river to wash his wound, but instead thereof he swimmed over, and upon his coming back the waters went into his body, and was in danger, but was preserved by the help of a canoe. Said Moses was of age when he went first to Dr. Cabell; to the best of knowledge he was of age the April before he went to said Doctor. (Signed) John Bower (from CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT IN VIRGINIA, EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA CO. 1745-1800)

[NI04201] And what appears to cause the most confusion in this case, is the fact that John Shackelford was also
deceased by or before November 9, 1812, and his wife Jane was the administrator. He left no Will. And
since he was the executor of his father's Will, the children of Henry, Jr. are mentioned as his heirs.

What appears to have been the children of John are mentioned when one Jonathan Stone was apointed
guardian of Mildred, Jenny (Jane), John, Henry, James and Martha Shackelford, January 8, 1815. See
Order Book 10, page 255, also page 115, same book.

[NI04202] William Shackelford, son of Henry, Sr., and his wife, Mary, was born in King William County, Va., in
1759. He was a Revolutionary war soldier, and according to his own statements in his pension petition, he went from King William County to Caroline, from Caroline to Powhatan, and from there to Montgomery
County, and still later to Henry County.

He was married twice, but the identity of either of his wives is not known, but one of them was named
Tabitha and the other one was Mary, as we see by the following records:

Tabitha Shackelford, wife of William, relinquished her right of dower in a tract of land, July 1806, Order
Book 8, page 89.

William Shackelford and his wife, Mary, sold land to Joseph Martin, December 16, 1807. The land and
both men of Henry County. Deed Book 7, page 122.

This had to be William, Sr., as William, Jr. was born 1801, so he would have been but five and six -
correction --five or six years of age.

We do not know how many children William Shackelford had, but we find mention of the following:
William Shackelford, for love and affection for his daughter Harriet, deeded her a slave, October 24, 1834. Deed Book 11, page 466.

William Shackelford, Sr., for love and affection for his son William Shackelford, Jr., deeded a slave to him, April 18, 1837. Deed Book 12, page 225.

And from the marriage and other records we find that William Shackelford had no less than seven children, and since Tabitha appears to have been his first wife, she was probably mother of most, if not all, of them. They were as follows:

George William---------------(married first ??

(married second, Sophia Lamkin)

Harriet-----------------------(maried Duke Price)

Jane--------------------------(married ??

Lucy-------------------------(married James B. Toney)

Elizabeth---------------------(married Gabriel Stultz)

Sally------------------------- (married James Glass)

Mary-------------------------(married Drewry Pulliam)

We are of the opinion that there were others but these are all that we have the names of. And we do not
have their order of birth. But it would appear that Harriet was the youngest, as she never married until
1837. Duke Price and Harriet M. Shackelford were married--marriage bond dated December 11, 1837. And that is all the information we have of her family.

[NI04204] We have no information showing the name of the wife of Samuel Shackelford, or the names of his children, but from the Will of Henry, father of Samuel, we know that he did have children. And the only clue as to their names probably can be found in the following instrument: The County Court of Henry County appointed James Shackelford guardian for Nancy, Sally and Milly Shackelford, January 26, 1807. Order Book 8, page 118.

Since no other Shackelford is shown to have died in Henry County since the death of Henry in 1806, and
as we know that Samuel was deceased, and that Henry had a son James, we feel that we can safely say that Nancy, Sally, and Milly were the children of the deceased Samuel, son of Henry.

[NI04205] Moved to Harlan Co, Kentucky.

[NI04218] Tabitha Shackelford, wife of William, relinquished her right of dower in a tract of land, July 1806, Order
Book 8, page 89.

[NI04219] William Shackelford and his wife, Mary, sold land to Joseph Martin, December 16, 1807. The land and
both men of Henry County. Deed Book 7, page 122.

[NI04220] William Shackelford, Sr., for love and affection for his son William Shackelford, Jr., deeded a slave to him, April 18, 1837. Deed Book 12, page 225.

The only son of William (Buck) Shackelford was George William, who was born in Virginnia, probably
Montgomery County, March (3 or 5), 1801. He died in Henry County, Va., October 20, 1870. He was
married a second time, his first wife is thought to have been a Miss Taylor, but for that we have no proof.
But we find the followng records in Henry County.

One William Barnard, of Spottsylvania County, was deceased, and Arthur H. H. Barnard, of Henry
County, was the executor of his estate, with William Shackelford and William H. Norman as his bondsmen. See Order Book 13, page 171.

William Shackelford and his wife, Sophia, and William H. Norman, sold a tract of land to one James Green, August 16, 18(45 or 46) said land being the William Shackelford and William H. Norman from the estate of Arthur H. H. Barnard. Same reference as above.

By this it would appear that ------ Shackelford and Norman were heirs or legatees of Arthur H. H. Barnard.
And as we find no connection any other way we wonder if Norman and Shackelford were not heirs through inter-marriage with the Barnards, was the first wife of William Shackelford a Barnard.

[NI04221] William Shackelford, for love and affection for his daughter Harriet, deeded her a slave, October 24, 1834. Deed Book 11, page 466.

[NI04235] Garland Shackelford, son of George William and his first wife, was known as "Nig", according to Col.
Robert B. Shackelford. He is said to have moved to Tennessee and nothing more was ever heard of him.
He was born December 2, 1839.

[NI04236] Samuel Shackelford, fourth child of George William and his first wife, was born June 21, 1844, and died in Bellair, Ohio, 1938. He was married a second time, his first wife being Elizabeth (Betty) Baker, to which union were born one daughter, name not shown, but she married R. F. Bartlett.

Samuel Shackelford then married for his second wife a Miss Murry, and to this union were born three
children, but our correspondent failed to give the names of any of them. We would therefore be grateful for additional information of them.

[NI04248] Thomas G. Richardson, son of George W. and Clarissa Martin-Richardson, was born July 27, 1845,
and died November 13, 1904. He married Mary T. daughter of George William Shackelford and his second wife, Sophia Lamkin, December 26, 1866. She was born October 30, 1846, and died September 7, 1930. They lived and died in Henry County, Virginia, and they had no children.

[NI04251] George William Shackelford, Jr., the only son of George William and Sophia Lamkin-Shackelford was born in Henry County, Va., April 5, 1848, and died in Henry County, Va., March 19, 1938. He was married to Martha A. (Pattie) Richardson, daughter of G. W. and Clarissa Martin-Richardson, October 20, 1868. She was born in Henry County, Va., December 26, 1850, and died in Henry County, March 27, 1929.

[NI04258] Daniel Taylor and his wife Lucinda, of Ray County, Mo. nominated Mumford Taylor, of Pittsylvania Co.,
Va., their attorney to manage their affiars in Virginia. Also John Taylor, of Ray Co., Mo. nominated
Mumford Taylor, of Pittsylvania County, Va. attorney for them and in their names to transact all affairs
relative to their interest in the estate of Henry Shackelford, deceased. Deed Book 35, page 349, Pittsylvania County, Va. Dated November 8, 1833, and September 25, 1835.

[NI04264] Never married.

[NI04304] Cooks on page 81b 1870 Bell Co, Texas Census.

There is a marriage record for James P Cook and Eliza Johnston 3/1/1849 in Calhoun Co, Alabama. If this is correct, Sarah's birthdate may be incorrect.

County: Bell
Abstract Number: 161
District/Class: Milam 1st
File Number: 1665
Original Grantee: James Cook
Patentee: James Cook
Title Date:
Patent Date: 26 Oct 1870
Patent No: 262
Patent Vol: 18
Certificate: 1
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 1,280.00
Adj Acres:

"Early Waco Obits", Cook, James, CSA, 1st ST Cemetery
"Index to Early McClennan Co, Texas Deaths", p110

Are the Jones children his stepchildren?

James P. Cook-Served under Gen. Sterling Price is this my James?

[NI04307] "George acquired part of the lands of Blairlusk. On June 3, 1629 there is a sasine in favor of George Buchanan in Gartincaber, Elizabeth Lackye (Leckie) his spouse, and John Buchanan their son. This is of the just and equal half of the five merk land of Blairlosky, alias Blairlosk, extending to a 33s. 4d. land of old extent. It was formerly occupied by John Buchanan, elder in Blairlosk, and now by the said George and Elizabeth spouses, and their sub-tenants, proceeding on a Feu Charter by John Haldrane of Gleneagles. Walter Buchanan of Drummikill is bailie for John Haldane, and James Lecky portioner of Western Cattir, John Buchanan prtioner of Blairlosk, and John Buchanan son of John Buchanan, formerly in Drumfade, now in Blairlosk, are witnesses." [Derrickson Ancestry and Allied Families, Broders, pg 42]

[NI04308] "In a bond of caution, March 31, 1591, John Buchanan, 'in Gartincavir', is called 'Auld Thomas' sone' - 'Auld Thomas' being doubtless Thomas Buchanan of Carbeth." [Derrickson Ancestry and Allied Families, Broders, pg 41]

[NI04309] The name Buchanan is is derived from their territory in Stirlingshire, bordering Loch Lomond. These lands were originally known by the Gaelic name "Buth Chanain", meaning "Canon's House", from where the name "Buchanan" arose. The first record of the name appears in 1224 when Dominus Absolone de Buchkan witnessed a legal charter by Malcolm, Earl of Lennox.
The clan's heartland lies on a small island in the beautiful surroundings of Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond, a famous beauty spot, contains the island of Clar Innis or Clarinch, which measures a mere half a mile in length.
The Buchanan lands are situated in the county of Stirlingshire, which is situated in the west-midlands of Scotland.
In the west of the county, a long projection extends northwards, including a mountainous district in which Ben Lomond rises to an alt. of 3192 ft., and parts of Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine. Besides the River Forth, the chief streams are the Avon, Carron, Bannock, Allan, Endrick, and Blane.
The East part of the county is flat, finely wooded, and well cultivated; and the valley of the Forth along the North boundary includes some of the finest land in Scotland. The middle and south are occupied with hills and valleys -the principal ridges being the Campsie Fells and Kilsyth Hills, and the Fintry Hills and Gargunnock Hills.

"...Anselan, son of O'Kyan, King of Ulster, landed on the northern coast of Argylshire, near the Lennox, about 1016. ...lent his assistance to King Malcolm the Second... received land in the north of Scotland..."[The Scottish Nation; A Fullerton and Co, London; Vol B, pages 459-484]

[NI04310] second wife

[NI04313] Was a second wife and probably a step-mother to the oldest three children.

[NI04325] John Buchanan, brother of Alexander, arrived with the Donelson flotilla on April 24, 1780. He defended Buchanan's Station during an Indian attack on September 30, 1792. John was security for Samuel Barton, the first Entry Taker.

He was a brave old man with a liberal, generous disposition, endowed with the faculty of precaution and prudence, a well balanced mind, of sound judgment, a noble soul, and a spirit of keen susceptibility, having accompanied his father through all his meanderings over mountain and vale, sharing with him in all his trials, labors, dangers, and hardships incident to the first settlers of the middle states of America, greatly qualified him as a leader, protector and benefactor. The father, through age and infirmity caused by trial, exposure and hardship that the pioneers of the American continent had to undergo, became unable to maintain and defend his family. This duty devolved upon the son, he being the moving spirit and nucleus around which the hope of future support, protection and happiness of the mother and sisters clung. He necessarily assumed the care and responsibility of the family. The spirit of adventure so inherent in the father had its potent influence on the son. The wonderful accounts made of him through exploring, enterprising settlers of the beauties and fertility of the Cumberland Valley country, with its abundance of wild game that nature had seemingly turned loose to graze upon the luxuriant cane brakes and tangled pea vine that grew so profusely throughout this beautiful country; his ambitious spirit and love for adventure could be held in subjection no longer.

They arrived where Nashville is now located December 14, 1778, and crossed the Cumberland River on the ice at the mouth of Sulphur Spring branch. On his arrival he found General James Robertson and one other man living in log cabins on the bluff of the Cumberland River where the county jail now stands. The third house erected was built by Buchanan and his comrades.
These pioneers, as a means of better protection and defense against the attacks of the various bands of Indians frequently marauding the settlement, built a fort on the bluff over the Cumberland River on what is now Front Street, near to where the county prison stands. In 1781 the Indians invaded the settlement and Alexander Buchanan, brother of Major John Buchanan, was killed by the Indians near the crossing of Market and Broad streets. After staying at the Nashville fort four years, MAJOR BUCHANAN moved six miles east of the Nashville fort and erected his rude cabin on a stream now called Mill Creek from the fact that he afterward built the first mill that was ever erected in the county on it. As a necessity, he soon built a fort in simplicity of style but formidable in strength to guard against the attacks of the Indians in their savage mode of warfare in the time of the early settlers of Tennessee. On the night of September 30, 1792 the combined force of three tribes of Indians, numbering 900 warriors, made an attack upon Buchanan station thinking from the simplicity of its structure and weakness of its defense to over-ride that "cow pen fort" so styled by the Indians. With true gallantry these brave men, like Spartans, stood to their posts, and with unerring aim with their flint rock rifles held the fort and defeated the enemy with the slight wounding of one man in the fort. One Indian chief was killed, and left near the fort, in the act of setting the fort on fire. From the blood and other signs left by the Indians there were many others killed or wounded. In the heat of the battle, the ammunition in the fort began to get scarce and Nancy Mulheron, sister of Major Buchanan, melted the pewter plates and dishes used by the early settlers and moulded them into bullets, and carried them while hot in her apron around to the men fighting. The men engaged in this battle were: Major John Buchanan, James Bryant, Thomas Wilcox, James O'Conner, Robin Castleman, James Mulheron, Thomas McCrary, Morris Shane, William Kennedy, Samuel Blair, Robin Kennedy, Thomas Durat, George Finalson, Charles Herd, Sampson Williams, John Castleman, Samuel McMurray, Robin Turnbull, Thomas Latimer, Robin Hood, and James Thompson, 21.

[NI04326] Alexander Buchanan, son of John Buchanan Sr., joined Robertson party at Powell's Valley and came overland to the French Lick. He was mortally wounded by Indians during the attack on French Lick Station (also known as the First Buchanan Station) on April 2, 1781, and died a short time later
(W,32S,314. Also, Carr, p. 14) (TENNESSEE GENEALOGY QUERIES #13 July 1998 - query 13.html)

As you know John Castillo moved to KY and then TN along with John Kennedy. In the book “Seedtime on the Cumberland” by Harriette S Arnow, it show two entries on John Kennedy: page 309... (talking about the reaction to NC possibly paying it’s Rev. Soldiers with land in the Cumberlands) All little men of the old west, some from bitter firsthand experience, knew what had by 1780 happened to the fine land in Kentucky Bluegrass. It was by that date pretty well gone to the land speculators, and men such as Castlemans, John Kennedy, John Costillo, and John Montgomery who had kept it from falling into the hands of the British, had got nothing.... (footnote 309: The Castlemans had served at Harrodsburg, the other two under Logan, Collins.) page 333... In addition there were nineteen living men who had come a bit later than the others, but these were also to get land. These included John Buchanan Sr., who had stayed behind in Kentucky for a few months while his sons and the Mulherrins cam on to build French Lick Station; the two Gais men up from Natchez, and John Kennedy and John Costillo from Kentucky.

... was killed by the Indians in Nashville in 1781 in an attack on the fort.

[NI04327] ...was killed a mile below the fort on Mill Creek. He was plowing near Buchanan fort when the Indians, in ambush, cut him off from the fort and help. He evidently attempted to make his escape by running and hiding himself in a cave and eluding the Indians, and jumping off a bluff about 8 or 10 feet high near the mouth of the cave he struck a projecting rock, dislocating his knee, and fell into the creek. The Indians killed and scalped him and left his body in the water.

[NI04337] Minister and founding member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, north of Rogers, still in existence. Much data on Mahurin family came from church records.

[NI04338] "New England Hist & Gen Register" Jan 1982, by Francis Mahurin
or born Morristown, Morris Co, New Jersey

[NI04644] 1850 Milam Co Census page 15
MORRISSON, Horatio M 30 Wheelwright Georgia
Lucy 29 Alabama
Lucy's parents are listed just under them on the census.

1880 Coryell Co Census
443B 46 65 65 Morrison Horatio M. W M 61 Farmer Ga Va Ga .
443B 47 65 65 Morrison Lucy W F 60 wife House Keeper Alabama SC SC .
443B 48 65 65 Morrison Tuely* C. W M 23 son Texas Ga Ala .
443B 49 65 65 Morrison John T. W M 17 son Texas Ga Ala .

1884 Tax Lists
Morrison, H. M. 322 J.H.Evetts 900 H,c,h

[NI04652] Headstone with his parents, cemetery record says he probably died and is probably buried in France.
(Our Fred - "Over There")

[NI04653] Clara and Henry share a headstone with the Ashleys.

There are three towns in New York called Brighton; one in Erie Co, one in Monroe Co, and one in Ostego Co.

[NI04654] CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: NY COUNTY: Genesee DIVISION: Darien REEL NO: M653-757 PAGE NO: 55
REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 11th day of August 1860 by Warren Pratt
9 465 438 Ashley Chancy 30 M Farmer 400 800 N.Y.
10 465 438 Ashley Caroline 30 F N.Y.

[NI04657] All information on the Colby Family was provided to me by Wilson Roberts.

1860 GENESEE CO, Pembroke, page 69, July 20
Darien, page 36, July 23
31 296 284 Colby Samuel 46 M Farmer 300 400 N.Y.
32 296 284 Colby Louisa 36 F N.Y.
33 296 284 Colby Henrietta 14 F N.Y.
34 296 284 Colby Henry 14 M N.Y.
35 296 284 Colby Caroline 10 F N.Y.
36 296 284 Colby Alexander 8 M N.Y.
37 296 284 Colby Frank 6 M N.Y.
38 296 284 Colby Joseph 4 M N.Y.
39 296 284 Colby Jenett 2 F N.Y.

[NI04667] There is a Grand Island, Hall Co, NE and a Grand Island, Buffalo Co, NE (which is an island.) It's probably the one in Hall Co.

[NI04670] Brockport in Monroe County
Brockway in Dutchess Co.
Brockville in Orleans Co.
Brock Mountain in Delaware Co.

[NI04672] She was married to Llewellyn (Taft) in Poss Auburn, NE.

[NI04739] 1860 TERRITORY: NY COUNTY: Genesee DIVISION: Pembroke page 43
12 July 1860 Tiffany Convers
1 347 348 Litt John 52 M Farmer 300 100 Germany/Hassan
2 347 348 Litt Clara 46 F Germany/Hassan
3 347 348 Litt Conrad 18 M Farm Laborer Germany/Hassan
4 347 348 Litt Clara 20 F Hassen
5 347 348 Litt Julia 24 F Hassen
6 347 348 Litt Catherine 4 F NY

[NI04742] Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age
24 October 1861 Buffalo, NY Priv 19
Served New York Enlisted C Co. 100th Inf Reg. NY Killed at Fort Wagner, SC on 18 July 1863 Source: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
I don't think this is him.

[NI04743] WARREN COUNTY, TN - CENSUS - 1830 Warren County Federal Census
Puckett, Lemuel T. 00001-10001 page 364
Pucket, John 01001-1001 page 365
Pucket, Lemuel 10001-0001 page 374

If James L on the 1880 Coryell Census is John's brother, his parents are from Virginia. James was born about 1805 in Virginia. John born in Mississippi. James' wife was born in Mississippi.
1860 Noxubee Co, MS
14 921 921 Puckett J. 37 M farmer 1,200 400 Tn
15 921 921 Puckett M. 32 F Ga
16 921 921 Puckett E. 15 F Ms
17 921 921 Puckett A. 14 F Ms
18 921 921 Puckett J. 8 M Ms
19 921 921 Puckett J. 6 M Ms
20 921 921 Puckett W. 1 M Ms

1850 Union Parish Census
605 605 John A Puckett 44 M Farmer 300 KY
Hanna Puckett 37 F TN X
Eliza Puckett 18 F MS X
Nancy Puckett 14 F MS X
John Puckett 10 M MS X
George Puckett 6 M MS X

[NI04744] 1880 Winn Parish Census
Smith, John,.....w.m.25,.....Head, m,.....La.Ga.Ms., Farmer
Smith, Hannah L.,...w.f.31,...Wife, m,...La.Ky.Tn., Keeping house
Smith, James T.,.....w.m.2,.....Son,.....La.La.La.
Smith, Willie? L.,.....w.m.3/12,...Son,...La.La.La.
Puckett, Hanna?,....w.f.67,....Mother-in-law, wd.,....Tn.NC.NC.
Mullins, Liza J.,.....w.f.46,.....Sister, wd.,.....Ms.Ky.Tn. .....Health: Blind


1880 Winn Parish Census
Puckett, Thomas,....w.m.36,.....head, m,.....La.La.La., Farmer
Puckett, Sarah A.M.,...w.f.35,....Wife, m,....Ga.Ga.Ga., Keeping house
.....The above couple married within the census year.
Puckett, Rosa L.,.....w.f.10,.....Daug.,.....La.La.Ga.
Puckett, Adda E.,.....w.f.7,.....Daug.,.....La.La.Ga.
Puckett, Gorda A.,.....w.f.6,.....Daug.,.....La.blank.blank.
Puckett, Hellie J.,.....w.f.4,.....Daug.,.....La.blank.blank.
Puckett, Lucy L.,.....w.f.3,.....Daug.,.....La.blank.blank.
Ween, Jesse M.,.....w.m.12,...Stepson,.....La.Ga.Ga., Works in farm
Ween, William N.,....w.m.11,...Stepson,....La.Ga.Ga.
Ween, Henry? C.,.....w.m.9,....Stepson,....La.Ga.Ga.
Ween, Milly M.,......w.f.7,......Step daug.,....La.Ga.Ga.

Winn Parish Marriage Book
Porter, Rarden - Arty Puckett (f) - 12/30/1894

Louisiana Pension File



Parish Government - Winn
Puckett, T. B., 9-8-1900, School Board, Wd. ? (probably 4)

Puckitt, Thomas B. - 1887

[NI04752] 1880 Winn Parish Census
Puckett, George W.,.....w.m.30,.....Head, m,....La.Ky.Tn., Farmer
Puckett, Arminda,.....w.f.25,......Wife, m,.....Al.Ga.Ga., Keeping house
Puckett, Wily J.,......w.m.6,......Son,.....La.La.Al.
Puckett, Lon?,......w.f.6,.......Daug.,.....La.La.Al.
Puckett, Alva U.,.....w.m.5,.....Son,.....La.La.Al.
Puckett, Arla M.,.....w.f.10/12, July,.....Daug.,.....La.La.Al.
Puckett, Nancy J.,....w.f.42,....Sister, s,...Ms.Ky.Tn., Keeping huse
Stewart, Jame? W.,...w.m.23,...Nephew, wd,...La.Ga.Ms., Laborer

Puckett, George W. - 1895

Puckett, G. W., Pvt. Co. C, 17th La. Inf. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured and
paroled Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863.

Roster of the Phoenix Rifles; Company C, 17th Regiment Louisiana Infantry; Confederate States Army; 1861 - 1865
121. G. W. Puckett
- private
- enlisted 20 Feb 1863 at Farmerville; born in Union Parish, aged 17, farmer, blue eyes, light hair,
fair complexion, height: 5'7"
- captured and paroled at Vicksburg in July 1863 as a corporal
- on undated list of Allen’s Brigade who reported in camp for exchange before 1 Apr 1864
- there is a soldier by the name of "G. S. Pucket" on E. J. Lee’s original roster, although no one by
this name in this company entered the Confederate service on Sept 29 or 30, 1861; as with a few
other young soldiers, apparently this young boy joined the company but was not allowed to enter
the Confederate service at Camp Moore due to his age

[NI04755] Birth attendant: Dr. E. C. Smith
Birth announcement: Progressive Batavian Fri, 17 Jan 1890
Corfu- F.D. TUBBS is the elated father of a nine pound boy, who will call Jan 13th, his birthday.

[NI04764] lived in Buffalo in 1939.

[NI04766] lived in rochester in 1939

[NI04767] lived in Stafford in 1939

[NI04770] was not married in 1929

[NI04771] from Alden, Erie Co, New York

[NI04774] May be the John Senn listed in "Saul's Notes on Genesee County People".
May be their Grandson.

[NI04775] from Pembroke, NY

[NI04777] Saul's Notes say he was born 1842.

[NI04781] 1860 GENESEE Co Census, Pembroke
Jessy Tubbs age 78 Farmer 3000/500 Born VT
Diana age 62 born NY

[NI04822] The Journal Advocate, Sterling, CO, May 29, 1971:
"Funeral services for Florence Olive Ashby, 80, of 215-1/2 Taylor, will be conducted 10 a.m., Tuesday, from the First Christian Church, the Rev. James Mullins officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside cemetery. Mrs. Ashby died Friday in a local hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born May 2, 1891, in Guthrie Center, Iowa, the daughter of James and Nancy Emeline McGhee Dee. She left Iowa when 1-1/2 years old, moving to Winnebago, Neb., with her family. They resided there until coming to Colorado in 1908, she married Walter Ashby in Sioux City, Iowa. He died Sept. 10, 1953. Mrs. Ashby was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by four sons, James C. Ashby, 215 Taylor, Sterling, Harold Ashby of Commerce City, Bernard Ashby of Longmont and Elton Ashby of Englewood; two daughters, Mrs. Erma Curtis of Stoneham and Mrs. Leone Reese of Sterling; 34 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Walters Funeral Home in charge of arrangements."

[NI04824] Neosho Co, Kansas
18169046 BAIRD EARL O 8763 05 NOV 1942 PVT 8 AC 20 5 0 73 16 1 6 471 2 6 0287 3.9

BAIRD, Earl (picture 1)
Entered service at Hudson, Wis., July 23, 1918. Trained at Camp Grant, Ill., and Waco, Tex., with Co. K, 4th Battalion, Replacement and Training Co.

BAIRD, Norman J. (picture 2)
Entered service at River Falls, Wis., Oct. 7, 1918, where he trained with the S.A.T.C.

[NI04832] 1850 Summit Co, OH Douglas P. Baird
1870 Chesterfield Co, VA Douglas Baird

[NI05048] 1850 Kosciusko Co, Indiana Cenus, Wayne Twp, pg 821
6 39 39 LEIGHTY Catharine 47 F PA
7 39 39 LEIGHTY Saml. 24 M Farmer 700 OH
8 39 39 LEIGHTY Jacob 19 M Farmer 150 OH
9 39 39 LEIGHTY Mary 17 F OH
10 39 39 LEIGHTY John 14 M 100 OH
11 39 39 LEIGHTY Delilah 11 F IN
12 39 39 LEIGHTY Elizth 8 F IN
13 39 39 ASHBY Wm 23 M Laborer IN

1854 Johnson Co, Iowa Cenus, Pleasant Valley Twp
3 25 Farley John 4 3 . . 1 1 . 7 .
3 26 Ashby Wm. 2 1 . . 1 1 . 3 .

1856 Jefferson Twp, Louisa Co, Iowa Census
31 8 59 63 Wm. Ashby 28 M X 5 IN Farmer
32 8 Eliza Ashby 22 F X 5 OH
33 8 Calvin Ashby 3 M 3 IA
34 8 Rachel Ashby 0 F 0 IA

1860 Federal Census, York Twp., Tama County, Redman Post Office, Iowa, p. 849
ASHBY W W M 33 Ohio

1880 Tama Co, Iowa Census, York Twp, pg 634
ASHBY, W M head W M 53 Ohio Ohio Ohio
L E wife W F 48 Ohio Penn Kentucky
C C son W M 25 Iowa Ohio Ohio
L E son W M 23 Ohio Ohio Ohio
A M dau W F 21 Iowa Ohio Ohio
S H son W M 19
M L dau W F 17
J G son W M 15
E C dau W F 11
C S son W M 9
Wm son W M 5

[NI05049] Kosciusko County, IN 1850 Federal Census, Jefferson Twp.
29 15 15 ASHBY Hankerson 52 M Farmer KY
30 15 15 ASHBY John 21 M Laborer OH
31 15 15 ASHBY Jospeh 20 M Laborer MI
32 15 15 ASHBY Priscilla 17 F IN
33 15 15 ASHBY Alexander 16 M Laborer IN
34 15 15 ASHBY Margaret 14 F IN
35 15 15 ASHBY Susan 12 F IN
36 15 15 ASHBY James H. 10 M IN
37 15 15 ASHBY Mary E. 8 F IN
38 15 15 ASHBY Catharine 2 F IN

Kosciusko County Original Tract Book
Range 6 Township 33 Plain Twp
TWP-RNG Description of Lands SECT Acres Date of Entry By Whom Entered District
33-06 NE quarter 32 160 30 Jul 1840 ASHBY, Hankerson LP

Patriot: Ashby, Bladen
State Of Service: Virginia
County Of Burial: Wayne
Cemetery: On Farm of Mrs Pearl Beck CLARK near Middlesboro

Hardin Co. Will Book A p. 34
Be it Remembered that on the 21 November 1796 I do Emancipate set free and Exonerate from slavery Negro BECKY from me and my Heirs for Ever as far as I have any right or title to her for good services and faithfulness to her Mistress. Given from under my hand the date and date above.
Hardin Co. Will Book A p. 34-At a Court held for Hardin County on Tuesday the 22 Nov 1796 the foregoing Emancipation was acknowledged by the said JOHN VERTREES and ordered to be Recorded. We the subscribers who intermarried with the Daughter of ABRAHAM VANMETER deceased do Emancipate set free and further Exonerate from slavery a negro man named GENERAL belonging to the Estate of the said deceased from our selves and this Given under our hands and seals this 19 day of March 1797.
At a Court held for Hardin County on Tuesday the 25 day of March 1797 the foregoing Emancipation was Acknowledged by BLADEN ASHBY, THOMSON ASHBY and JAMES EADLEN and was ordered to be Recorded.
Hardin Co. Will Book A p. 34-I do hereby Certify that I have Emancipated my Negro man JAMES from any further services as a Slave to myself or Heirs for Ever and request that the Court May admit the same to Record. Given under my hand this 20 Nov 1796.
Recorded at a court for Hardin County 22 Jan 1797.

Nelson County Tithes 1785-1791, Nelson Co., KY
Ashbay Bladen & Thompson Ashbay 2 19 Robt Abell 1790
Ashbay Thomas - see Bladen Ashbay 19 Robt Abell 1790
Ashbey Bedy 1 46 Jesse Davis #1 1790
Ashbey Stephen 1 45 Jesse Davis #1 1790
Ashby Beady - see Stephen Ashby 22 Jesse Davis #1 1791
Ashby Bladen 4-2 113 Jos Barnett 1785
Ashby Bladen & Thompson Ashby 2 17 Atk Hill #1 1788
Ashby Bladen & Tompson Ashby 2 9 Atk Hill 1787
Ashby Stephen & Beady Ashby & Tinson Ashby NG 22 Jesse Davis #1 1791
Ashby Thompson 1 147 Atkinson Hill 1791
Ashby Thompson - see Bladen Ashby 17 Atk Hill #1 1788
Ashby Tinson - see Stephen Ashby 22 Jesse Davis #1 1791
Ashby Tompson - see Bladen Ashby 9 Atk Hill 1787

Will Book 1, Richmond, Wayne Co., Indiana, p. 158; Will of Bladen ASHBY dated 25 Aug 1823:
"In the name of God Amen...etc....
First, I will, devise, and bequeath unto my beloved wife Caty ASHBY all and singular my estate both real and personal for her to dispose of at her pleasure, after having paid all my just debts.
Secondly, I do hereby appoint, ordain, and constitute my beloved son Abraham ASHBY sole executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disannulling all other wills heretofore made by me.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty five day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
(signed: ) Bladen ASHBY
Witnesses: Aaron Martin

Index to Lettel's Laws of Kentucky,_________SMITH; Bladen ASHBY listed as trustee of Hardin Academy.

DAR Application #103198

Indiana Land Entries, Cincinnati District, v 1, p 33:
Bladen Ashby SW 1/4 S:12 15 Apr 1812 being in Wayne Co.

[NI05053] 1900 Federal Census for Woodbury County, Sloan Twp., p. 64
Howard P.

[NI05090] Tax Record, York Twp., Tama County, 1865, notes a John Ashby is delinquent of $105 for 1863 taxes.
1856 Louis Co, Iowa Cenus, Port Louisa Twp,
280 14 3 73 86 Ashby John 26 M 3 OH Farmer
280 14 4 Ashby Harkinson 60 M X 3 PA Farmer
280 14 5 Ashby Alexander 22 M 3 IN Farmer
280 14 6 Harlan Nancy 37 F X 2 OH
280 14 7 Ashby Margaret 20 F 3 IN
280 14 8 Ashby James 16 M 3 IN Farmer
280 14 9 Ashby Mary E. 14 F 3 IN
280 14 10 Ashby Katharine 8 F 3 IN
280 14 11 Harlan Eliza Ann 7 F 2 IN
280 14 12 Harlan Christina 7 F 2 IN

[NI05093] Iowa Land Deeds, Book 5, pp. 132-183, Sec. 22, Twp. 83N 13W.
1856 - 40 acres for $140.

[NI05096] Randolph Times newspaper, 11 Oct 1917, p. 5:
"J. H. Ashby, aged 76, one of Magnet's oldest citizens, was buried there last Sunday. "Dad" Ashby, as he was known to Magnet citizens, was one of the pioneers of the town and owned several buildings there. He was quite a character and known over Cedar county to a considerable extent. Some years ago while driving his auto he had a wreck in which his wife lost her life and he was injured. He again married later."

Rock Branch or Batchellor Cemetery; Woodbury County, Iowa
Asby, Joseph Warren; 11 Aug 1875 - *3 Sep 1887, aged 12y 22d, son of J.H. & A.L.?
Ashby, Bessie I.; 05 Mar 1884 - 28 Aug 1884, daug. of J.H. & ??

[NI05101] The 1879 History of Tama County states that "The first marriage (in York township) was Mr. Jacob Bruner to Miss Susan Ashby, Feb. 17, 1856, by J. C. Vermilya, county judge."

[NI05122] Sioux City Journal, Monday, October 25, 1926:
HUNTER KILLED ACCIDENTALLY: Winnebago Man Died of Wound Received When Gun Is Discharged.
Loss of blood and shock caused when he accidentaly shot himself in the right arm at his home near Winnebago, Neb., resulted in death Sunday evening for James Ashby, a farmer, 65 years old.
Ashby was brought to Sioux City shortly after the accident occurred and his arm amputated at St. Joseph's Hospital in an effort to save his life. He was so weak from loss of blood, however, that he did not recover from the operation. Ashby was preparing to go hunting with friends, and was packing his shotgun in a case when the accident occurred. The gun was discharged as he was taking it apart, and the charge entered his right arm.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Westcott's undertaking firm is in charge.

Never married.

[NI05134] 1930 Logan Co, CO Census pg
ASHBY, James head 21 Neb US US
Carol wife 20 Iowa Iowa Iowa
Roberta dau 1 Colo Neb Iowa
Harold brother 20 Neb US US
Bernice sil 23 Iowa Iowa Iowa

J C ASHBY 27 Jul 1908 30 Dec 1996 (V) 80751 (Sterling, Logan, CO) 523-03-8042 Colorado

Sterling Journal-Advocate, December 31, 1996:
James C. Ashby, 88, of Sterling, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1996. Visitation will be at noon at the Chaney-Walters Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church with Revs. Gregory and Martha Jean Fitch officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund. Mr. Ashby was born July 19, 1908, to Walter and Florence Olive (Dee) Ashby in Winnebago, Neb. He lived in Sterling most of his adult life, where he was a grocery and ranch supply salesman. He married Carol Baird on May 28, 1928, in Sterling. She died Jan. 22, 1950. He married Lenna Wells on July 9, 1951. She died May 10, 1988. Mr. Ashby was a member of the First Christian Church. He is survived by three daughters, Roberta Kelley and husband Dean of Sterling, Nancy Ashby of Sterling, Janice Dermer and husband Walter of Aurora; a son, James Baird Ashby of Longmont; five step-children, Gene Wells and wife Joan of Phoenix, Ariz., Armor Wells and wife Mona of Port Townsend, Wash., Norma Wagner and husband Dave of Sterling, Dale "Bud" Wells and wife Janice of Denver, Kent Wells of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Bernard and wife Dorothy of Longmont, and Elton and wife Burnadene of Lakewood; a sister, Erma Curtis of Sterling; a sister-in-law, Bernice Ashby of Sterling; 22 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Harold and sister Leone Reese.

[NI05146] or 1770-1814

According to Reese' Ashby Book:
Thompson Ashby b 1768 Prince George Co MD d 1812, will probated April 1814 md 2/4/1791 Nelson Co, KY Letitia Van Meter b 4/2/1774 Green Co, PA d 9/8/1845 Montgomery Co, IN.
They had 10 children:
Mary Polly, Nancy, Abraham, Silas, Milton, Bladen, Thompson Van Meter, Elizabeth, James Harvey, Letitia Van Meter

[NI05147] The information I have is that Letitia was born in Green Co. PA Apr 2, 1772. She married Thompson Feb 8, 1791 in Hardin Co., KY. Thomas's Children were as follows:
Mary Ann - 1752; Elizabeth - 1754; Hankerson - 1756; Bladen - 1759-1828; Silas - 1765; Thompson - 1770-1814. Bladen married Catherine Van Meter; Silas married Sarah Collett.

[NI05148] Head of Family Hampshire Co., Va. 1782 census with 7 persons in household. In same
census were Jesse Ashby (6), Peter Ashby (5) and Stephen Ashby (9 white and 3 black).

Thomas had 6 sons: Jesse 1739-1823; William W. 1744-1804; George c1745-1817; Henry c1745-1817; Stephen 1747-????; and Peter 1751-1833.

DAR Patriot Index Vol. II, Pg.7, Pub. 1979 lists Thomas Ashby, b. c.1715 d. 5-23-1783, m. Elizabeth (Betty)----Pvt. VA. Thomas Ashby, Jr.'s name was removed from subsequent DAR Patriot books for "lack of proof of service". Thomas Ashby served 3 yrs as soldier, Virginia Line, received 100A of land Warrant #959 dated 6-20-1783, per Old Ky. Entries & Deeds, Pg. 314.

My info from the book "Descendents of Bladen and Elizabeth (Foster) Ashby" (1975) indicates that Thomas and Mary Ann were married Nov 11, 1751 and had the following children: Mary Ann b. 1752, Elizabeth b. 1754, Hankerson b. 1756, Bladen b. 1759 d. 1828, Silas b. 1765 d. 1806, and Thompson b. 1770 d. 1814. Information attributed to Mrs. Sally Draper of Rutland, Vermont.

This Thomas left a will. His sons are William, Peter, George & Henry; his daughters were not mentioned. [Brown Relatives, Beatrice Addington Cleveland]

[NI05159] I descend from Mary Ann Ashby (married Jesse Rude, not a John Williams as The Ashby Book says.) My Mary Ann Ashby was the sister of Hankerson, Bladen, Thompson, and Silas ASHBY.
According to Overwharton Parish Records, Stafford Co., VA, Mary Ann was born 1752 and was daughter of Thomas Ashby and Mary Ann McCullough. Hankerson and Elizabeth also baptized in Overwharton Parish. But no record there of Bladen, Thompson, and Silas.
I have a pedigree chart before me that says that Mary Ann Ashby, b 30 July 1752 Stafford Co Overwharton Co VA, d 1799 Shenandoah Co Va., was married to Mason Jones. She was the daughter of Thomas Ashby and Mary Ann McCullough.
I descend from their first born child, Hankerson's sister Mary Ann who was chr 1752. She married Jesse Rude ca 1770 and named her first born son Hankerson (my ancestor). The names Hankerson, Thompson, and Ashby are continued for generations in my RUDE line. The name Silas appears occasionally. When Mary Ann's husband Jesse Rude died in 1791 in Nelson Co. KY, Thompson Ashby was executor along with Mary Ann. Together, they sold Jesse Rude's Nelson Co. land in 1792.

[NI05161] Hankerson Ashby was killed by Indians in August 1780 while serving under George Rogers Clark; he was granted land warrants in KY posthumously which went to his heirs. Since he never married, the heirs at law would be his living siblings since his parents were apparently both dead by the time the warrants were granted. I have seen where his brother
Bladen inherited Hankerson's land. In The Ashby Book Vol. 2 it says that his other brothers also inherited his land. I am still checking on this to see exactly who got Hankerson's land as heirs at law. I do recall that Bladen definitely got some of the land.

[NI05184] I am looking for information on an Edward Stroud/Strode who married an Eleanor Shephard/Shepherd in 1720. They had at least one child named Letitia Stroud who married Jacob Van Meter in 1741.

For a very detailed and well researched history of Edward Strode and wife Eleanor (last name is not proven) see the fine book: "In search of the Strode Orphans" by David C. McMurtry and others. Available from Mil-Mac Publishers, 303 Zandale Drive, Lexington KY.

[NI05196] or John Garrod

[NI05236] Marriage? McDonald Co, MO
MAHURIN William ROSE Ellen Jan 13, 1875 George W. Henry, MG

[NI05255] Birth: 21 Jan 1806 Sadsbury Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania
Father: Abner ROGERS
Mother: Alice WAY

Birth: 21 Jan 1806
Father: Abner ROGERS (AFN: CN29-PS)
Mother: Alice WAY (AFN: 4D16-S1)

Birth: 28 Jul 1807 Danby M M, Rutland, Vermont
Father: Abraham B. ROGERS

Birth: 28 Jul 1807 Tinmouth, , Vermont
Father: Abraham Booth ROGERS (AFN: 1VSW-RWK)
Mother: Mary KEEN (AFN: 1VSW-W8B)

1870 ROGERS ISAAC Panola County MS page 042 Long Creek P.O.

All of his children were born in Panola County, Miss. and several are buried in Batesville, Ms.

[NI05262] Thos. Arnold Mary Rogers October 15 1886 incomplete Union Co, MS

[NI05265] This paper was dated February 8, 1805 Division of 400 acres of land-the whole of the land of the late William Rigby. Amongst 12 heirs.
Owen Rigby, 200 acres his own and 3 other shares he purchased value $300
Bryan Rigby, Sally Rigby, Catherine Rigby, Russel Rigby, and Rebecky Rigby each got 24 1/2 acres value $73.80.
Abner Hudgings, John Rigby and the heirs of James Quinn each got 25 2/3 acres valued at $102.68 I recognized the names of his children from the postings concerning his will. Who were the rest to the heirs? [Avis Southall]

[NI05266] 1880 Coryell Co Census page 465
465A 5 433 434 Studeville James C. W M 65 head Kentucky Ky Ky
465A 6 433 434 Studeville Minerva W F 48 wife Indiana NC Ky
465A 7 433 434 Studeville William H. W M 15 son Texas Ky Tenn
465A 8 433 434 Studeville Sammitha I. W F 10 daughter Texas Ky Tenn
465A 9 433 434 Studeville Carroll C. W M 7 son Texas Ky Tenn

1884 Tax Lists
Stuteville, J. C 322 J.H.Evetts 355 C,H,c,h

Original Land Patents
Survey Blk Grantee Leag Section Abs

89. Louis Vincent MANNING (16) was born on OCT 8 1861. He died on FEB 17 1946. When Louis Vincent was a boy of about six (7/9/1867) he had gone to school expecting it to be a regular day but to everyone surprise the Indians attack the school and their teacher Ann Whitney pulled up the floor boards and sent the children down and to safety. Unfortunately Miss Whitney couldn't get though the small space and was killed by the Indians. Louis was a Saloon keeper, and operated a harness business in Hamilton, TX . when he moved to Ft. Worth he sold real estate.

He was married to ? WEBBER.

Louis Vincent MANNING and ? WEBBER had the following children:

+110 i. Agnes MANNING.

He was married to Mary Melissa "Matis" CUNNINGHAM on JUL 29 1888.(17) Mary Melissa "Matis" CUNNINGHAM was born on OCT 23 1870. She died on JUL 8 1925.

Louis Vincent MANNING and Mary Melissa "Matis" CUNNINGHAM had the following children:

+111 i. Mertial MANNING. [Myrtle]
+112 ii. Louis Vincent Jr. MANNING.
+113 iii. Carmen Ercell MANNING.
+114 iv. Guy MANNING.

He was married to Dora DAVIS.

Deaths, Coryell Co, Texas
Name race sex date age
Stutreville, Wm. A. w m 30 Aug. 1903 21 yrs
Stuteville, James C. w m 10 Oct. 1903 89 yrs

Flint Creek Cemetery
Stuteville, L.C. 10-12-1868 1-8-1941 "Father"
Stuteville, Ellen 4-22-1867 3-13-1944 "Mother"

[NI05272] 1880 Frio Co Census, page 6, dwelling/family 44/53
Langley S. H. w m 33 . . Farmer MS AL AL
Langley Zorah w f 23 . wife House Keeping TX KY KY
Langley Fountain w m 5 . son . TX MS TX
Langley Edward w m 3 . son . TX MS TX
Langley Chas w m 1 . son . TX MS TX

Is this Jasper?
5th Battalion of State Troops, Senior Reserves, Company E, Lancaster District, South Carolina
Langley, J. N.

[NI05274] 1910 Atascosa Co, Texas Census page 14?
Leo 8/12

[NI05281] Comanche Peak, Johnson County became Acton, Hood County in 1856.

In the neighborhood below, yet tributary to Acton, we find John Randle, one of the oldest settlers here, in what is known as Carmichael Bend. His cabin is standing to this day, and the place is said to be the poorest land in that neighborhood, but this seems to have been no unusual thing, however, for an early settler to do. Many of those who came here when this territory was a vast unlocated public domain, abounding in some of the richest land in the state, passed over such and established their pre-emptions upon the poor hilly slopes and back bones. "Uncle Johnny" Randle remained in Hood County to a ripe old age, and oppressed with the weight of years and troubles growing out of litigations, he moved west some fifteen or more years ago. Two of his daughters were the wives respectfully of Newton and Wm. Manley heretofore mentioned. Norv is said to have been the first settler on George's Creek. [History of Hood County, Thomas T. Ewell, 1895]

RANDLE, John H., Henry Co, page 046 TN

RANDLE, J. W., Johnson Co, Comanche Peak PO, page 480

1870 Atascosa Co Census Somerset Dist, Family # 121
121 121 Randle, John H. 73 m w Farmer NC
W. C. 19 m w At Home TX
Mary H. 17 m w At Home TX
Brazoria 13 f w At Home TX
Lutetia 7 f w TX
Case, Richard 20 m w Farm Laborer AR

1880 Frio Co Census
17 Randle G. W. 45 TN 2pg0001.txt
17 Randle H. C. 10 TX 2pg0001.txt
17 Randle J. R. 9 TX 2pg0001.txt
17 Randle M. D. 2 TX 2pg0001.txt
17 Randle Mirtle 5/12 TX 2pg0001.txt
17 Randle N. N. 6 TX 2pg0001.txt
17 Randle Sarah 29 TX 2pg0001.txt
17 Randle T. T. 4 TX 2pg0001.txt

[NI05287] 1880 Frio Co Census
5 Youngblood W. T. 32 GA 2pg0001.txt
5 Youngblood Letitia 19 TX 2pg0001.txt
5 43 51 Youngblood W. T. w m 32 . . Farmer GA AL AL
5 43 51 Youngblood Letitia w f 19 . wife House Keeping TX TN TN

MRS Z LANGLEY 34.5 1417

From Hara Pue:
"I received a family group sheet with James Riley Langley's father as James Langley b. Mar.23,1762 at Elizabeth City, Hampton Co., Va. and his death 1868 at Chambers Co. AL. It seems unlikely he lived to 106. Later found references that he DID live to 106. 1850 Census MS Lafayette Co. #265."

[NI05289] or born 10/18/1818 in Chambers Co, Alabama (Pue, Hara)

1870 Atascosa Census Somerset, Family #119
PEARCE, Eliza 49 AL 500/3000
LANGLEY, Seaborn 26 MS
Jasper 22 MS
Amanda 16 TX
Paralie 14 TX
James R 12 TX

From Hara Pue:
"Listed on 1870 census of Atascosa Co. Somerset P.O.
Listed on 1880 census of Frio Co. as "Letitia" Pearce as James Langley's mother. In 1900, she is listed in Atascosa census living with daughter and son in law Amanda and Horace Pittman in Atascosa Co. TX."

[NI05291] From Hara Pue:
"Civil War, he and brother Seaborn enlisted in San Antonio from Atascosa Co. in 1863 in Company B-2 Texas Cal. Mtd. Rifles - Private."

[NI05292] or died 10/21/1929.

[NI05294] 1870 ATASCOSA CO, TEXAS CENSUS, Somerset, Pct 2, page 180
119 119 Pearce, Eliza 49 f w Keeping House AL
Langley, Seaborn 26 m w Stock Raiser MS
Jasper 22 m w At Home MS
Amanda 16 f w At Home TX
Paralie 14 f w At Home TX
James R. 12 m w At Home TX

1880 Atascosa Co, Texas Census, ED 4 page 315

1900 Atascosa Co, Texas Census, page 228
S. Langley head Farmer MS AL AL
Mamie dau 5/1889 TX MS TN
Robert son 1/1892 TX MS TN

[NI05295] Or born 3/1/1840, or died May 28, 1881 in Asherton, Dimmit Co, Texas

[NI05298] Frio Co Census 1880, June 7, page 12, 109/110
Langley James w m 21 Stock Raiser TX TX TX
Pearce Lutitia w f 55 mother Keeping House TX TX TX

Frio Co Census 1880, June 7, page 15, 115/131
Langley Jas w m 24 Laborer TX TX TX

Frio Co Census 1900 page 33 line 38 sheet 17 268/267
Langley, James head W M May 1857 43 M 8 TX MS MS Stock farmer
Alta wife W F Nov 1870 29 M 8 3 3 TX GA TX
Myrtle dau W F Oct 1893 06 S TX TX TX
Irwin son W M Sep 1895 04 S TX TX TX
Edgar P son W M Aug 1897 02 S TX TX TX

[NI05301] From Hara Pue:
Burial Records

Old Rock Church Cemetery at Somerset, Texas
Saml Pue b.July 14, l838 d.Dec. 1,1908 (middle name Brown)
Lucy A. Pue b.June 30, l843 d. May 28, l881 (first wife)
Mary Jane Pue b.June 3, l851 d. Feb. 6, l911(second wife)

Benton City Cemetery Between Somerset and Lytle
Terrell A. Langley 1-12-1907 d.4-19-1907
Louis Wheeler 10-14-1899 d.9-28-1900

There is an Edward Pugh in 1880 census of Guadalupe co.p.295; Egbert on p.296; There is an Edward B. Pugh in the 1880census of Brazos co. TX p. 281

[NI05326] No source or proof on this family.

[NI05340] Bruce's overthrow of the Baliols and Comyns had founded the power of the Black Douglases of Galloway
and Douglasdale. Sir William Crichton and Sir Alexander Livingstone, who had struggled against each other to obtain charge of the person of the boy king, James II, sank their rivalry in common enmity to William, sixth Earl of Douglas, whom they enticed to Edinburgh, seized and beheaded. 1440.

[NI05343] May have been knighted.

[NI05345] May have been knighted.

[NI05347] May have been knighted.

[NI05348] May have been knighted.

[NI05350] May have been knighted.

[NI05352] May have been knighted.

[NI05353] May have been knighted.

[NI05431] There is a historical marker honoring William Delafield as a patriot in the LaGrone Cemetery near Hallsville, Texas. He is also listed in the Roster of Texas Daughters Revolutionary Ancestors. There is also a book "Delafield - The Family History" by Brigadere General John Ross Delafield.
The marker states:
"Son of Nicholas Delafield, a cooper in the English Navy in 1740's and an artisan living in Mecklenburg Co., Va., as early as the 1760's. William Delafield, as a lad of 16, served in the militia company of a neighbor, Capt. Reuben Vaughan, during the year of 1779 when the former American colonies--joined together since 1776 as the United States--were revolting against the tyranny of George III of Great Britain.
"In 1825, William Delafield, then 22 moved to Georgia. There he brought up a family and in 1827 was awarded land on basis of his Revolutionary War Service. By 1832, he and a son, Nicholas, lived in Alabama, where in 1836 both received land grants in Barbour County. The son in 1846 settled here in Harrison County, Texas.
"By 1850, William Delafield also lived here, where he was known to neighbors as an elderly man who sat in a rocking chair relating stories of old times. He had lost a leg, probably in frontier fighting in Georgia against the Indians. His descendants include persons who have attained distinction in military and civilian life in Texas and other states."

May 4, 1785
To His Excellency Patrick Henry, Esquire
Governor of Virginia


The power of pardoning for Felonious Offences being left with you & the Hin'ble the Council of Stste, we beg leave to address you in behalf of William Delafield now under sentence of death for horse stealing..
Although we exercise the crime & are sensible that the most vigorous infliction of the laws of our Country should attend it's conviction--Yet, Sir, as the Mercy of our country thro' your Excellence (word unintelligle) is often extended to Offenders of this rank; permit us, urged by a hope, that (as this is the first) it will be the last offence of this nature the unhappy man will commit; to offer our Intreaties, accompanied by our wishes, that he may receive a pardon.
We might here mention several alleviating Circumstances, that might operate with your Excellency in this consideration; but will only observe the anxiety of an aged Father for an only Son, a Father whose Tenor of life (from a long couple of acquaintance) has ever been esteem'd moral & irreproachable;--& the Son (this instance excepted) as far as we know or have heard has never been charged with offence.--
The sincear desire we are persuaded that rests with your excellency, to comply with every request of this sort, --not incompatible, with the security and dignity of the Citizens over whom you preside; & the instances that have been attended with Happy effects during your administrations, prompts us to Hope our Request will be granted. --& with the Highest Respect subscribe ourselves.
Sir, Your excellencys most obedient & most Hbe servts.

May 4th 1785

Sam Hopkins, Jr. Tingnal Jones Sr
William Taylor Tingnal Jones Jr
Saml. Venable Richard Swepson
Thos. Field Sam Goode
Henry Walker Richd. Clausel

American Revolutionary War Patriots Buried In Texas:
William Delafield was another firebrand young man born in 1763 in Virginia, who served in the American Revolution as a substitute for a friend. In 1785 he was charged with stealing a horse, and sentenced to death! He received a pardon from Governor Patrick Henry and sentenced to hard labor for three years, however, he escaped from public jail and went to Georgia where he married and had a two sons and lost a leg fighting Indians. In 1850 he moved to Texas to live with his son Nicholas who had already migrated to Texas. William Delafield died in 1860 in Harrison County, Texas and was buried in a family farm cemetery located near LaGrone's Chapel. In 1972 there was a Texas Historical Marker placed on his grave, but no SAR or DAR marker has been placed on his grave.

[NI05432] 1850 Harrison Co, Texas Census
Delafield N. 52 M GA
S. 45 F GA
J.M. 22 M AL
N. 15 F AL
C. 13 M AL
L. 13 F AL
N. 10 F AL
A. 8 F AL
M. 6 F AL
E. 4 F AL

[NI05440] Georgia Land Lottery of 1821
Name County Mil. Dist Lot Sect. Drew Land
Gorman, John S. (Orp) Hall McCutchens 197 1 Houston

John is mentioned in His father's will.

Edgefield Co., SC, Minutes of the County Court 1785-1796, Brent H. Holcomb, So. Hist. Press, 1979: p 177 (75) 17 Mar 1795: William Moore vs John Spragins Gorman.

[NI05441] 1850 Franklin Co, VA Census
7 1911 1900 Brown William A. 30 M Farmer 3,000
8 1911 1900 Gorman Nancy W. 48 F Farmer 600
9 1911 1900 Gorman Sarah E. 18 F
10 1911 1900 Gorman Mary J. 16 F
11 1911 1900 Hunt Benjamin 24 M Laborer

[NI05443] Died in a prison camp during the civil War.

Captured at Big Black River on May 17, 1863. Sent to Hammond General Hospital, Point Lookout where he died. [Coffee]

[NI05445] Twin to Letitia.

[NI05446] Surrendered by General B. K. Smith on May 26, 1865.

Never married.

[NI05448] Twin to Charles.

[NI05452] 1790 Rockingham Co, NC Census
530A GORMAN Joseph 1 1 1 . .

? Last Will and Testament of John Gorman Senr
of Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Signed 14 August 1798; proven Feburary 1803.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I John Gorman Senr. of Edgefield County in the State of South Carolina --- Planter, Being of Sound mind and memory Thanks be to God for his mercies ---- Calling unto mind the Mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die, do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form following:
First I give and Recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God, and as for my body I Recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a decent Christian like Burial at the Discretion of my Executors, Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the same again by the Mighty power of God -- and as touching such worldly Estate where with it hath benn please God to blefs me with I give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the Following manner and form ---- First I give and Bequeath or lend to my Dearly beloved wife Nancy Gorman the plantation whereon I Now live together with my Land adjoining to it ----- also two Negroes viz Dick and Amy also all my household furniture working tools --- Stock of horses hogs and Cattle During her Natural life and also my Servant Luke During his time bound by Indenture and after her Decease the Said Property to Go to the heirs of her body Lawfully begotten by me ------also I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Hannah One Negro Girl Named Frann ------ also I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Susannah Turner Sixty Pounds to be Raised and levied out of My Estate after my Decease Also I give and Bequeath to my Son John Spragins Gorman One Shilling Sterling for I have Given him the other part of his portion before ----- also I give and Bequeath to my Daughters Sabetha [possibly Tabitha] Berry and Patsy Scott one Shilling for Each I have Given them the other part of their Portion before also I give and Bequeath to my Grand Children --- the heirs of my Son Clayborn Gorman Decd. Twenty Shillings Each to be paid out of my Estate --- also I will that my three Negroes viz Sampson Beck and Isaac and Six hundred acres of Land on the head of Mill Creek to Be sold at twelve Months Credit and the Money applied to Discharge my Just Debts and pay off my Legacies as above Directed. I Give the remainder to my wife to Dispose of as She Pleases -------------------- and also hereby appoint my Said Wife Nancy Gorman, David Richardson, and Henry King to be my Executors to this my last will and Testament and I Do hereby Utterly Revoke and Disanul all and Every other Will or Legacy by me before made Willed or Bequeathed ----- Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament... In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fourteenth Day of August anno Domini 1798.
John (-I-) Gorman
mark { SEAL }
Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by the Said John Gorman as his last Will and Testament Testament who in his presents and in the presence of Each other have hereunto Subscribed our names:
Test: David Nicholson
Rhoda Nicholson
Henry King
SOUTH CAROLINA, EDGEFIELD DISTRICT --- by John Simkins Esquire Ordinary
Personly appeared Before me David Nicholson and Rhoda Nicholson who being Duly Sworn do make oath and say they were present and Saw John Gorman Sign Seal publish andDeliver the within to be his last will and Testament and that the Said John Gorman was then of Sound and Disposing mind and memory to the Best of their Deponants knowledge and belief and at the Same time Qualified Nancy Gorman Executx. ---- Given under my hand the Eighteenth Febry, 1803. Jn. Simkins O.E.B. Qualified David Richardson as an Executor to the within the 7th day March, 1803.
Recorded in Will Book "A", Page 179 Recorded June 8, 1803
Jno Simkins O.E.D.

Box #11; Pkg #392, Edgefield County, South Carolina
Transcribed by Norma Gorman Wright, from photocopy of handwritten original, photocopy in my files, Nov. 2000.

Deed: 18 Jun 1801, Edgefield District, South Carolina, William Moore to Major Thomas Butler. Deed, 18 June 1801, £50.10 sterling, 150 acres on north side of Pen Creek of Little Saluda River bounded S on Loderrick Hill, N on Benjamin Culpepper. SE by William Sudeth and John Gorman Senr; warrant all but ten acres of sd tract lying at upper end where the line crosses the Charleston Road next to Richardsons. Also 30 acres being part of old survey by John'? Richard Lewis to John Lewis and from John Lewis to John Douglass. lying on Pen Creek joining land of John Gorman. William Suddith, Lodwick Hill, which thirty acres I only defend from myself, heirs and assigns. If the thirty acres should he taken away by an older right, sd William Moore is not bound to make any thereof good. Wit Geo B Moore, William Spragins. /s/ William Moore. Proven 25 March 1802 by William Spragins; Wm Nibbs J.Q. Rec 25 March 1802.

[NI05453] probably the daughter of William Spragins.

[NI05455] Susannah Turner is mentioned in John's will.

[NI05456] Sabetha (or Tabitha) Berry is mentioned in John's will.

[NI05457] Patsy Scott is mentioned in John's will.

[NI05461] Supposed to be the wife of John Gibson, Jr. b. 1765 South Carolina.

[NI05468] Moved west and was never heard from again.

[NI05494] Actually, Gideon Gibson was not of mixed race according to Gregg's History of Old Cheraws. I was told he made a statement to the Colonial Governor that his mother was a gypsy. One of his descendants states this. His mother was Hannah ___, who married Gibson in England, and when he died, she, her Gibson sons and her new husband Saunders and family moved to America. I have a Gibson file
with a number of contacts - other Gibson researchers, for anyone who wants to collaborate. I need to find anyone in Gibson, Sheppard, or Cook line who has family "stories" of pirates, gypsies, or "Portuguese/Spanish" blood.

[NI05503] The will of Burrell Broom in Warren Co., Ga. dated 15 Nov 1798 refers to wife, Martha & children, David, Ishmael, Adam, Rufus Broom & Elizabeth Mims. Mentions debt from Dempsey Fluwellen (Martha's mother).

BURRELL is quite an enigma... I've got a will here executed in UNION CO. NC in 1871.
1. I will and bequeth unto my beloved GRANDSON, FRANCIS MARION BROOM the only son of my daughter MARTHA, who intermarried with THOMAS STACKS. One hundred acres of land more or less ...(description)...
2. I will and bequeth unto my friend SUFROMAH ANN SEAGLER the use of the rest of my Red Estate on the East side of PHILLIP BROOM's for four years ....together with all my household and kitchen furniture, my stock of all kinds and all my personal estate to have the use for the support of her and her infant child that I and her security for to keep it off the county on condition that she keep an orderly house and do not offer to sell or destroy anything that I have set apart ......
3. I will and bequeth to my two GRANDSONS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BROOM AND _____ ALEXANDER BROOM sons of my son PHILLIP BROOM all the remainder of myu land on which i mow live after the four years have expired that i promised for the support of SAFROMAH SEGLER and her child to support.
4. I will and bequeath to my SON, WALKER W. BROOM one dollar of the effects of my personal property.
5. I will that all my personal estate be sold to the highest bidder so fast as it shall be into the hands of my Executor in carrying out this my will together with my Red Estate, and equally divided between all my lawful heirs except my son W.W.BROOM who has had more than his part of my estate heretofor.
6. I do hereby appoint my beloved GRANDSON, FRANCIS MARION BROOM my executor to execute this my last will and testament....
In testimony whereof I have(____) set my hand and seal this the 26th day of August A.D. 1871.
I BURRELL BROOM being of sound mind and after due consideration do appoint my beloved SON, DARLING BROOM one of my executors of my above written will. In testimony whereof set my hand and seal November the 10th day A.D. 1871

I have also been sent another account of a BURRELL BROOM
b. NC
had a son RUFUS BROOM,b. NC m. NANCY W. PITTS of NC, RUFUS had a son JAMES A. BROOME
b. 27 Nov 1839, La Grange, GA; m. (1). MARY G.ROBINSON; these had one child; m. (2). MARY IDA CARY
these had four children; d. 7 May 1917, La Grange, GA
JAMES A. was a col. in the Confederacy.

[NI05518] Looking for parents of John Gibson who lived in Warren County, Ga. from early 1790's to mid 1820's and died in Campbell Co., Ga. in 1829. His children were Nancy married John Gorman, John Jr. married Frances "Fanny" Flewellen, Churchill, Henry, and Sarah married Isaiah Tucker. In 1902, a great-granddaughter published that he was son of Gideon Gibson, but that doesn't seem to work. He
appears to be the brother of the Churchill Gibson who died in Warren Co., Ga. in 1805. Any information would be appreciated.

I'm from Nancy's (who md John Gorman) line...all your data seems to jive with what I have...I too had some doubts re: the reference to John Gibson being son of Gideon, but found in the Habersham Chapter DAR Book of 1902 that you refer to that the gr granddaughter referred to both Gorman and Gibson family Bibles as well as her memory (she was born ca 1830)...I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt since she was a lot closer to the events than we are today. What data do you have that leads you away
from Gideon?

[NI05526] I came across a William Gibson who died in Cumberland Co. in 1771. He has a will dated 1770. I'm trying to get a copy of it. His children are: Gideon, Robert, John, William, Samuel, James, George, Charles, Jannett, and Ann. I'm trying to determine if some of these people, settled on tracts of land in York County, in the Manor of Maske.

[NI05535] GORMAN HENRIETTA V.B. 1851 1911 60 10 D VI2
Oak Hill Cemetery

1850 Goliad Co, TX Census
11 41 41 GORMAN W S 32 M W Farmer 1,000 GA
12 41 41 GORMAN F A 32 F W Farmer GA
13 41 41 GORMAN Martha A 6 F W TX X
14 41 41 GORMAN James L 5 M W TX
15 41 41 GORMAN C A 3 M W TX

BRAZZIL, Leonard E.
BRAZZIL, Buford R.

Alton Brazzil (student)

1880 Harrison co, TX Census
Brazzil, Wm W M 26 head Farmer TX AL AL
Julia W F 23 wife TX AL SC
Mittie S. W F 5 dau TX TX TX
Daisy D. W F 2 dau TX TX TX
Willie B. W M 5/12 son born March TX TX TX

Noonday Holiness Camp Interdenominational (I'm not sure which Will.)
Year Marker Erected:
Marker Location:
4 mi. north of Hallsville on FM 450 near Noonday Cemetery
Marker Text:
Founded in 1897 by J. M. Black, T. P. Black, F. E. Dickard, J. B. LaGrone, J. J. Koon and G. B. Richardson, early civic leaders who were businessmen and landowners. The first two annual camp meetings were held under brush arbors on site given by Mrs. Alfred Beaty and Messrs. Will Schaffer, Will Brazzil and G. W. Croft. Tabernacle was built here in 1900. A plantation bell announced services. In early days, guests came by special trains. Camp is controlled by a board of managers who maintain the facilities and conduct business.

[NI05550] 1880 Limestone Co, Texas Pct. 5, Vol. 22, ED 93, Sh 46, Line 9
SPARKS, John head 27 TX
R.A. wife 24 TX
Samantha dau 8 TX
Minnie dau 6 TX
Mary F. dau 3 TX
Nora Ann dau 1 TX

1900 Limestone Co, Texas Pct. 8, Vol. 73, ED 65, Sh 17, Line 42
SPARKS, John head 10/1844 55 TX
Rebecca A. wife 11/1854 45 Louisiana
Mary F. dau 8/1876 23 TX
John E. son 3/1881 19 TX
William C.? son 7/1882 17 TX
Parlee dau 11/1885 14 TX
Lula dau 2/1888 12 TX
Clarinda dau 7/1891 8 TX
Nona dau 8/1895 4 TX

1910 Limestone Co Census Vol. 94, ED 31, Sh 105
SPARKS, John head 65 TX
R.A. wife 56 LA
Mona? dau 14 TX
Haffpauer, J.T. g-son 17
Haffpauer, Lem g-son 15

1920 Limestone Co Census Vol. 115, ED 100, Sheet 11, Line 69
SPARKS, John W head 72 TX
Rebecca A. wife 67 LA
McCOOK, Lula dau 33 TX
John g-son 14 TX
Oscar g-son 12 TX
HOFFPAIN, Lem g-son 25 TX
MINSER, Debbie? J. dau 11 TX
J.C. son 8 TX
(Jake Minze)

See The SPARKS QUARTERLY, September, 1989, Whole No. 147, pg 3471:
"John Sparks, son of Willoughby and Polly Sparks, was born about 1848 in Tennessee. He served in Company D (Lt. Spruell's Company) 35th Regiment Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army during the Civil War, and after his death, his widow received a pension from the state of Texas for his service.
After returning from the military service, John Sparks married Rebecca A. ["Becky"] Brown on December 29, 1871, in Limestone County, Texas. She was born on November 25, 1855, in Bienvielle Parish, Louisiana. John died on December 13, 1925, in Limestone County, and Becky died on March 6, 1953. According to the 1880 census of Limestone County, they had four children; there may have been other children born to them later.
- m. 29 DEC 1871 in Limestone, TX"

[NI05551] Dr. C.C. Edgar attended her, Nomie was the informant for the death certificate. Buried by J.I. Riddle & Company, J.S. Stubbs, director.

[NI05552] 1880 Limestone Co, Texas Census lists J.R. O'Neal 19 and Eula M 16.

1900 Victoria Co Census Pct. 3, Vol. 107, ED 89, Sheet 6, Line 28
O'NEIL, James R. W head 2/1862 38 TX
Eula M. wife 2/1865 35 AL
Ernest R. son 10/1884 15 TX
Frank S. son 9/1886 13 TX
Eula J. dau 11/1889 10 TX
Myrtle M. dau 5/1894 6 TX
Effie Lee dau 1/1896 4 TX
James L. son 9/1897 2 TX

1910 McLennan Co, TX Census
James R. O'Neal 48
Eula 45
Jewell Darity 19
Lawrence O'Neal 12
Jack Darity (S-in-law) 19

1920 Limestone Co, TX Census Vol. 115, ED 81, Sheet 10, Line 46
O'NEAL, James R. W head 61 TX
Eula wife 54 TX
James L. son 22 TX
Lenord a-son 14 TX

[NI05553] Evergreen or Wise Cemeteries?

[NI05559] Leon Co, TX Land Records

[NI05560] She owned at least 3-640 acre tracts of land - PN Walker.

[NI05561] 1860 Limestone Co, Texas Census, Dwelling/Family 122/115
R. O'Neal 33 Miss Farmer $1000 RE $1300 PP
Mary 30 SC
Margaret 11 Miss
JNO 9 Miss
William Henry 5 Miss
Martha 4 Miss
Ellen 2 Tex
Jas R. 4/12 Tex

1870 Limestone Co, Texas Census
Reubin O'Neal 46 Planter
Elizabeth 30 SC
JNO 18
Ellen 12
Martha 13
Jas R. 10
(I don't have anything on Elizabeth.)

In April of 1905 Rueben applied for a pension. His pension says his name is Reubin Oneal. It is signed R Onieal.
What is your age? 80
How long have you resided in said county and what is your post office address? 48 years, Headsville.
What is your occupation if engaged in one? Wholly unable to work.
What is your physical condition? Worn out from old age.
In what state was your command originally organized? Texas
How long did you serve? Enlisted about 9/1861 and served till war closed.
What was the name or letter of your company and name or number of your regiment? Co. K and 12th Texas Cavalry - served about four years.
What real and personal property do you own, and what is the present value of such property? Don't own any property at all.
What property, and what was the value thereof, have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of your application? Chunk of a pony and some hogs worth about fifty dollars.
Witnesses were B. F. Burns and B. T. Hammond.
His physical condition according to a doctor was "nervous exhaustion caused from old age".
The application was approved even though Rueben's name was not found on the rolls of Co. K.

There is an obit in the Groesbeck Journal on Feb 18, 1909.

...Reuben had an old green leather trunk he carried, back of his saddle all during the Civil War. One time at some crisis he asked Martha to hide it because it was full of gold coins. No one has ever found it but Dorothy had the green trunk given to her plus other items from the Walker side...

1848 Land Roll, Kemper Co, MS
Name Section Township/Range
ONeal, Reuben 9 10-17

1854 Land Roll, Kemper Co, MS
Name Section Township Range Taxable Acres
Oneal, Reuben 27 10 17 40
Oneal, Reuben 28 10 17 40

[NI05563] Ebenezer Cemetery
O'Neal Belah B. 5/20/1884 3/13/66 wf of R. G.
O'Neal John Benjamin 9/23/1851 4/9/34
O'Neal John Clingman 5/5/1832 1/27/08 son of J. B. & S. R.
O'Neal Prince C. 12/14/1890 3/31/09 dau of J. J. & F. A.
O'Neal Robert G. 6/22/1876 7/18/63
O'Neal Sarah Rachel 9/18/1856 11/18/38 wf of J. R.

[NI05564] Fort Parker Cemetery
O'Neal Arch B. 06/14/1893 06/13/1967
O'Neal Bettie 02/01/1885 01/22/1918
O'Neal Clara B. 01/21/1908 no date
O'Neal Connie E. 11/10/1905 09/27/1967
O'Neal George W. 10/31/1882 12/06/1974
O'Neal Joe M. 1884 1964
O'Neal Martha Lou 05/17/1860 04/30/1949
O'Neal Sam J. 03/17/1899 4/??/1965
O'Neal William Henry 01/29/1857 12/18/1952

[NI05567] 17th Dist. Court and Minutes
#1911 Margaret Burns, State of Texas, Bk. D. Civil Court Cases. This is due I believe to the property loss of her Father Reuben's divorce. I will read the papers to make sure.

[NI05568] Signed guardianship papers for three children with William's widow, Sarah, and Peter Bozeman, 5/1855.
Jim Bowie's Mother was Mary O'Neal who marr. Stephen Bowie. This is in a book indexed in 2000 called "The History of the Annals of Northwest Louisiana". Mariah Gibson O'Neal (b. 1809) who marr Harvey O'Neal tells the story in 1890 in Rapides Parrish LA.

1850 Kemper Co Mississippi
O'NEAL 148A-148B
RIGBY 147A-147B
CHERRY 149A-149B
GIBSON 153B-156B-159A-167B-208B

1840 Kemper Co Mississippi

New York Daily Times (New York, New York), 9 January 1856
Horrible Retribution - In the early part of September last, a man living in Kemper County, in this State, whose name was Greenberry O'Neal, killed in an affray a man whose name we heard but have not forgotten. He was arrested and carried before the proper authorities and by them admitted to bail. A few nights since, while himself and family were seated around the fire, an unknown person approached his dwelling and placing a gun through a crack in the wall, discharged its contents at him, which entering his head, scattered his brains upon the floor, killing him instantly. An efforts was made, we learn, to find the perpetrators of this horrible deed and bring them to justice, but a last accounts no traces of them could be found. - Macon(?) (Miss.) Star.

There is a Greenberry O'Neal in Sumter Co, AL, in the land records 1838-1840
106 Harrison Allen from Oneal Greenberry pg 548

1848 Land Roll, Kemper Co, MS
Name Section Township/Range
ONeal, G.B. 3 10-17

1854 Land Roll, Kemper Co, MS
Name Section Township Range Taxable Acres
Oneal, G. B. 3 11 17 160
Oneal, G. B. 3 10 17 80

There is a Green Berry O'Neal livinging with Andrew Cliney on the 1860 census
Andw B Cliney, Margarett, Wm, Permelia C, Elizabeth, Mary A, Thos, Theodore, Green B Oneal

[NI05579] Leon Co, TX Land Records

[NI05588] There is a Samuel Gamble listed aboard the Pennsylvania Farmer leaving Ireland in October 1772 and arriving in Charleston in December.

[NI05590] John D. Bell m. Ella Grammer their son Wm. Wyatt Bell m. Norma Sparks.
From LaVelle Henderson, Waco, TX []

[NI05592] Killed at beginning of Civil War.

Kemper Co, MS, 1854 Land Roll
Name Section Township Range Taxable Acres
Oneal, W. C. 15 10 17 620
Oneal, W. C. 9 10 17 80

[NI05594] William may be her father.

[NI05595] Sold land to Reuben Bomar in South Carolina about 1760.

[NI05716] 1880 Limestone Co, Texas Census
James Berry 31
Nannie 29
George 10
Marim 6
John 4
Reubin O'Neal 55 Farmer Widower

[NI05734] Edmee's mother was supposedly a Micmac Native American, but other sources say she was born in France.

[NI05756] The 1850 Autauga Co, AL Census has
Sarah E Cook born 1850 in Alabama to
James Cook and Emily Hall.

[NI05767] 1870 Atascosa Co, Texas Somerset Dist, Family # 118
RANDLE, G.W.L. 35 Tenn Farmer
Sarah 19 TX
Henry C. 7/12 TX

1880 Frio Co Census page 17, dwelling/family 131/151
Randle G. W. w m 45 . . Farmer TN NC NC
Randle Sarah w f 29 . wife House Keeping TX MS MS
Randle H. C w m 10 . son . TX TN TX
Randle J. R. w m 9 . son . TX TN TX
Randle N. N. w f 6 . dau . TX TN TX
Randle T. T. w m 4 . dau . TX TN TX
Randle M. D. w m 2 . son . TX TN TX
Randle Mirtle w f 5/12 Jan dau . TX TN TX

Pension file # 110. He sayas he is disabled - crippled from marching and general disability from age. He has two horses worth $10 each and no other property. The doctor says he has disabled feet - tendons drawn and contracted "said to have been caused by forced marches from Dallas to Atlanta." Witnesses to his service were B. Stephenson of San Antonio and T.L. Doyle of San Antonio.
Hara Pue also lists children Lafayette b. 1884 and Hamblin b. 1887. She does not have Richard Manly.

[NI05770] 1910 Dallas Co, Texas Census Pct. 3, Vol. 37, ED 88, Sheet 12
THOMPSON, E. Clifford head 34 MO CA MO Farmer
Lois wife 27 TX SC SC
Daniel son 13 TX MO TX
Ollie dau 7 TX MO TX
Clifford son 5 TX MO TX
Hedie son 3 TX MO TX
THOMPSON, J.J. hired hand 23 SC SC SC Farmer
Cliff, Lois, Daniel, and J.J. can read. Cliff and Lois have been married 8 years - 2nd marriage for Cliff.

1920 Dallas Co, Texas Census Pct. 3, Vol. 46, ED 91, Sheet 7, Line 4
THOMPSON, Cliff head 41 MO MO MO Farmer
Lois wife 38 TX TN TN
William C. son 15 TX MO TX
Ollie dau 17 TX MO TX

To E. C. and L. A. Thompson, Pleasant Valley, June 4, a boy. - June 12, 1904, Dallas Morning News, p. 32, col. 6.

[NI05802] Moved from Mississippi to Texas with the Jennings Family. Owned a large home which sat high on a bluff overlooking the falls of the San Marcos River below Martindale. The home burned. They brought 10 of 11 children with them to Texas.

Chambers Co, Alabama Marriages
Allen John B. Susan L. Humphries 10/17/1869
Humphries Lou Ann William F. Fuller 4/24/1859
Martha Clark Wilson 5/28/1835
Susan L. John B. Allen 10/17/1869
Humphries, Alfred Amanda Smith 1/8/1846

[NI05805] Administered the will of Josiah McDonald.

[NI05814] Mary Sarah Dennis?

[NI05824] 12/30/51 information by Julia /gladys (Adney) Lytle, Delhi CA

[NI05826] William (Bill) Lytle retired from Hitchcock Trucking out of Hanford CA.

[NI05867] The story was told and if the story was true or not, I don't know.

John Henr y's son Hubert Lytle died 14 Jan 1966. John Henry told the funeral director no t to be in a hurry, he was going to join him and John Henry died 18 Jan 1966. They were burried at the same time.

[NI05870] 1880 Orleans Parish Census New Orleans, Vol 10, ED 66, Sheet 20, Line 18
FAREY, James head 34 Ireland Ireland Ireland
Mary Grace wife 27 Louisiana Ireland Ireland
Anne dau 7 Louisiana Ireland Louisiana
Rose dau 5 Louisiana
Mary dau 2 Louisiana
Lived at 49 Josephine

New Orleans' Times Picayune. Published on 12/25/1883 and on 12/26/1883. Both read as follows:
"FOREY on Tuesday, December 25, 1883 at 4:00 P.M. James Forey, aged 38 years.
The Officers and Members of the SCREWMEN'S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION are requested to attend the funeral of their deceased brother, JAMES FOREY, on Wednesday and to assemble at their Hall at 2 o'clock P.M.
By order of the President: William McCubbin, Recording Secretary."

Marriage Book C, 1870-1873, Concordia Parish, LA
SIMMONS, William & FORREY, Dolly

1850 Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Census Footnotes
#482-499 BENJAMIN CASSELLS age 56 in 1850 Census b. S.C. - Lavisa Cassels
married Bradford Zeagler Oct. 12, 1854; Mary A. Cassels m. N.B. Forrey
Sept. 12, 1861; Sarah A. Cassels m. George W. Allbritton Jan. 20, 1859;
Susan (Ann) Cassels m. G.W. Tatum Dec. 26, 1860

Acadia Parish Marriage License Index 1887 - 1999
MCGINNIS, R J 05-Sep-1923 11864 FOREY, LOUISE E

130 156 FOREY MARY V. W F 45 LA KH

Bayou St. Jean (Potters field) Cemetery
Farry John 47 yrs Ireland 16-Sep 1841

Chalmette National Cemetery

1857 Orleans Parish Birth Index
Last and First Name of Child Father Mother First and Last Sex Col DoB Vol Page
Forey Frederik George Mary Trotter M W 11/8/1857 24 201

Name Father Mother Sex Color Date Vol Page
Fory George Nuces Augustin Gurdun C. H. Alice Lewis M W 07/28/1860 36 559
Fory Edward William Hool Gurdun C.H. Alice Lewis M W 09/20/1859 36 558

Name of Deceased Age Sex Color DoD Vol Page
Farry Henry 35 yrs - - 03/18/1872 54 98
Fory Augustin 45 yrs M W 12/13/1861 23 20

Fory, George Augustine - 10 Apr 1887/8 Feb 1888
Son of Geo. A. & Lizzie Fory [stone on ground]

Point Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery, Webster Parish
Daniel R. FORY II No dates infant

I have quite a lot of information on the James Forrey family. James Forrey was my great grandmother's (Mary Grace) first husband. Try a search of the New Orleans, Louisiana 1880 census under the name Forey. It will list James, Mary Grace, Annie, Rose and Mary. After much research, I obtained baptismal certificates from St. Michael's Church in New Orleans for all three of the girls which gives their birth dates and their baptismal dates, along with the names of their sponsors. How do you know that James Forrey was born in County Mayo, Ireland and died in 1883? I have been searching the New Orleans Death Index, but have been unable to locate James Forrey. I know that Mary Grace married a William Murray (my great grandfather) around 1884-1885 in New Orleans and they moved to Galveston, Texas. You can locate them in the 1900 Galveston Texas Census under William Murray. That is how they ended up in Galveston. I hope someone reads this because I have been doing research for about the last year and this if the first time I have come across someone that is researching the same family I am. I hope you can e-mail me at

[NI05871] Clay, Jackson or Platte County?

[NI05896] Mary C. Joines is burried near infant

[NI05904] These dates don't work.

[NI05906] 1850 Chambers Co, AL Census, Dec 11, 1850
382 John R. Humphries 40 M 4000 GA
Susan 22 F GA
Susan 3 F AL
John 1 M AL
Uriah Humphries 72 M Farmer NC
Is this our Uriah?

[NI05928] February 4, 1835.
THE STATE OF ALABAMA, Chambers county.
The examination being continued by Nathaniel H. Greer, commissioner, &c., in the case (No. 15) of an alledged fraud practiced by Sandford Thornton, the locating agent, on the west half of section 12, township 20, and range 25.
Interrogatories propounded to Joseph Humphries, in the above stated case, and his answer thereunto annexed.
Interrogatory. Relate what you know going to show fraud in the above transaction, or any acts of the locating agents not in conformity with the treaty with the Creeks of March, 1832.
Answer. I know the Indian Sofootka, who is said to have been located on the above described land, which was the improvement made by Malcom McBride, on which there was no Indian settlement, and the Indian located on the place was said to have lived five miles from this place, and other public land between his place of residence and the improvement of Malcom McBride, who would have been entitled to a pre-emption on the said land had it not been for this alledged fraud.
---Joseph Humphries.
Sworn to and subscribed before me. G. D. Hooper, J. P.

Interrogatory propounded to Allen Humphries, in the same case, and his answer thereunto annexed.
Interrogatory. Relate what you know showing fraud in this location.
Answer. I can make no further statement in relation to it than has already been made by the first witness Joseph Humphries, whose statements I know to be the fact, all but the statement of there being other public land between his residence and his location, which I do not know, as I have never examined the map for that particular place.
---Allen Humphries.
Sworn to and subscribed before me. George D. Hooper, J. P.
Witnesses attending Nathaniel H. Greer, Commissioner, &c.
Witnesses. Attendance. Travel. Compensation.
Joseph Humphries, 1 day 30 miles 2.20
Allen Humphries, 1 " 30 " 2.20

34 114 114 HUMPHEYS MANDA 25 F GEO
35 114 114 HUMPHEYS E 8 F TEXAS

[NI05931] 1850 Chambers Co, AL Census Dec 16, 1850
463 Stephen Humphries 41 M Farmer 500 GA
Mary 28 F GA
John Humphries 25 M Farmer GA

[NI05956] 1820, Jackson County Land Lottery.

[NI05959] No children. Members of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church. Donated $1000 to the church, the interest was used to pay the pastor and to tend to the needs of the poor.

[NI05961] 1850 Lavaca Co, Texas Halletsville
Line 4, family 167, dwelling 167
HUMPHREY, Alexander 54 farmer 1500 800 GA
Margaret 49 NC
KELLY, Elisabeth 32 domestic AL
SIMPSON, Martha 29 domestic AL
Line 8, family 168, dwelling 168
HUMPHREY, John 28 farm laborer AL
William 25 farm laborer AL
Thomas 23 farm laborer AL
Mary 21 AL
Jane 19 MS
Alexander 17 MS
Syntha 15 MS
Andrew 4 MS

[NI05969] Last name may have been Hopkins. She came from Georgia, was Cherokee. Maybe from Mourning Hobson's line.

[NI05970] May have been Nancy's older sister.

[NI05971] The toeny family came from Georgia and alabama. They are associated with the Creek and Cherokee people. Toeny may be a married name.

[NI05976] ATASCOSA CO, TX Property

[NI05997] Family from Pontotoc Co, Mississippi

[NI06004] 1910 Coryell Co, Texas Census, S 11, E 34, Sheet 15, 163/169
Puckett, George H head M W 29 M 8 TX LA TX
Maggie L wife F W 25 M 8 TX MS MS
John M son M W 07 S OK TX TX
Harvey I? son M W 06 S OK TX TX
Ethel M dau F W 05 S OK TX TX
Mary E dau F W 05 S TX TX TX
David G? son M W 1/12 S TX TX TX

[NI06006] 1920 Coleman Co Census ED 59, Sheet 4, Sheet 1 Valera, Voss Rd.
PUCKETT, Estes w head 31 TX
Venfie? wife 31 AL
Leeothel son 8 TX
Orval son 4 TX

[NI06007] or born 1890, never married

[NI06017] A Robert Lee McCook (1864-1904, Woodsmen of the World) is buried in Kosse Cemetery.
W.E. McCook (12-15-1884 to 7-15-1886, son of W.A. and C.C.) is listed as being buried in Tidwell cemetery, west of Thornton.
Marriage licenses to 1900 show R.L. McCook to Mary O. Cooper in 1891.

[NI06018] Mexia Cemetery, Section VIII; John W. McCook, 8-9-1905 to 10-8-1954

[NI06021] In the 1900 census Limestone County. ED 65 Line 241 by the name. It list Leonard Hoffauir and Samantha It list her as being born in Oct. Instead of 1872 it says she was 24 born in 1875. [Herberta Mask]

[NI06026] possibly buried in Hico

[NI06048] 1880 Freestone Co, TX Census
Benj. F. IVEY Self M Male W 34 AL Farmer SC GA
S. C. IVEY Wife M Female W 16 MO Keeping House IN NY
R. A. IVEY Dau S Female W 13 TX At Home AL AL
J. S. IVEY Son S Male W 11 TX AL AL
B. T. IVEY Son S Male W 6 TX AL AL

[NI06049] Cherokee Indian

[NI06050] 1840 Monroe Co, AL Census
Page 239
Silas Ivey 1810/1820 1 female 1810/1820 (Catherine born 1814 in SC)
1 male 1830/1835 (William b. 1832 in Alabama)
1 male 1835/1840 (Benjamin b. 1843 in Alabama)
1 male 1835/1840 (Josiah b. 1839 in Alabama)
1 female 1835/1840 (Julia A. b. 1836 in Alabama)

There is a letter of recommendation from the Baptist Church of Christ in Monroe co Al to whomever is concerned for Silas Ivey and his wife Catherine Ivey to be accepted into membership when they reached their destination. This occurred on the Saturday before the Second Lords Day in December 1846 Our grandfather Benjamin Franklin Ivy would have been 2 years old. (Joy Moore)

[NI06051] possibly Cherokee

In 1867-1870 Silas and Catherine owned land in Dangerfield TX. On the
1880 census for Freestone TX Catherine is listed with a son James M (Morris) and
a grandson William Franklin Ivy. In 1881 there is a record in the Judgment
Record book in Freestone TX of Catherine against Washington Claypool.

[NI06052] 1880 Harrison Co, TX Census
W. L. IVEY Self W Male W 50 AL Farmer SC SC
J. H. IVEY Son S Male W 18 TX Works On Farm AL GA
Lewis FISHER Other S Male W 21 TX Works On Farm TX TX

[NI06053] 1880 Freestone Co, Texas
Josiah IVEY Self M Male W 41 AL Farmer --- SC
Jane IVEY Wife M Female W 30 TX Keeping House MS LA
Kate IVEY Dau S Female W 10 TX AL LA
Benj. IVEY Son S Male W 8 TX MS LA
Andrew IVEY Son S Male W 5 TX MS LA
Thos. IVEY Son S Male W 3 TX MS LA
Elizabeth IVEY Dau S Female W 6M TX MS LA
Martha WOOTEN SisterL S Female W 17 TX At Home MS LA

[NI06060] See picture.

[NI06073] 1880 Fairfield, Freestone Co, TX Census, 2 Jun 1880
C. J. STERLING Self M Male W 24 MO Farmer NC MO
L. J. STERLING Wife M Female W 20 TX House Keeping MO MO
S. R. STERLING Brother S Male W 17 MO Laborer NC MO
J. W. GIBBONS SBro Male W 18 MO Laborer NC MO

[NI06084] In June, 1860 John and Eliza purchased a Seth Thomas clock in Cleburne, Johnson Co, Texas.

[NI06085] See biography in History of Freestone County, Texas Vol. 2.

1880 Census shows a John Gibbon living in Limestone County. Listed with the children is Sarah Gibbon who is the daughter of Liza Jane. John's wife is listed as Julia and there are seven other children ranging from ages 18 to 1 years of age. I believe it is safe to assume that Liza and John were divorced sometimes between 1864 and 1866. Of Liza's three children with John the oldest two were born in Texas, the youngest was born in Missouri in about 1864. ****1850 census of Dist 72, in Pulaski County, Missouri lists Eliza J. Driskell in the family of John Driskell and Catherine Saltsman Driskell. Image #59 of 95 Respository. John Driskell was on the tax assessment lists for Tarrent County, Texas, from 1860 through 1863. The Saltsman were on the 1870 census records for Pulaski County, MO.
There were no Sterlings or Gibbons on the census for Pulaski County, MO. for 1860 or 1870. [from Ida]

[NI06087] 1860 Census for Pinkney, Warren County, Missouri; Enumerated Aug, 1860
Samuel Sterling 35 (1825) Arkansas wheel wright
Eliza J. 28 (1832) Kentucky
Mary E. 8 (1852) Missouri
Elisa F. 5 (1855) Missouri (male)
Charles J. 4 (1856) Missouri
Nancy J. 1/12 (July 1860) Missouri
Abraham 67 (1793) Arkansas
Mary A. 54 (1806) Arkansas

1870 Census for Round Prairie, Benton County, Ark.; Enumerated Aug, 11, 1870
Samuel Sterling 44 (1825) Illinois farmer
Jane 29 (1840) Illinois housekeeping
Mary 18 (1852) MO
Elisha 15 (1855) MO
Charles 14 (1856) MO
Gibons, Lydia 11 (1859) MO
Nancy 10 (1860) MO
Samuel 8 (1862) MO
Sarah 6 (1864) MO
William 3 (1867) MO
Thurston 1 (1869) MO
John 1 (1869) MO
Note: Several of the children are not on my list, plus John's age is quite a bit off. Samuel, age 8, would be the right age for Samuel R. Sterling, Charles's age, William's age and Lydia's age would be correct. Difference in age of Liza. Relationships are not listed on this census. Liza's children from her first husband were Sarah, John and Lydia. (Note: The 1860 census and the 1870 census appears to be the same family as ours although the ages of some differ a bit as does the place of birth for the parents. It so, it appears that Samuel and Liza may have been married before the 1866 date that appears on several family trees which were used as sources. [From Ida Londo]

1880 Freestone Co, TX Census, Pct 1, 4 Jun 1880
S. W. STERLING Self M Male W 54 AL Farmer --- ---
E. J. STERLING Wife M Female W 39 IL House Keeping IL KY
W. T. STERLING Son S Male W 12 MO At Home AL IL
G. I. STERLING Dau S Female W 10 MO At Home AL IL
Geo. W. STERLING Son S Male W 8 MO AL IL
Mary A. STERLING Dau S Female W 2 MO AL IL

[NI06088] 1880 Fairfield, Freestone Co, TX Census, 2 Jun 1880
C. J. STERLING Self M Male W 24 MO Farmer NC MO
L. J. STERLING Wife M Female W 20 TX House Keeping MO MO
S. R. STERLING Brother S Male W 17 MO Laborer NC MO
J. W. GIBBONS SBro Male W 18 MO Laborer NC MO

1900 Census for Mexia, Limestone, TX
Charles J. Sterling head 42 June 1857 Wagon Gas & Food Store MO NC MO
Lydia June 1860
Nettie L. dau 18 June 1881
James T. son 16 Sept 1883
Hiram J. son 13 Aug 1886
Lela M. dau 8 May 1892
Charles C. son 5 Sept 1895
Walter C. son 2 Jan 1898

1920 Census for Mexia, Limestone County, TX
Joe Sterling 62 Missouri
Lydia 59 Texas
Leila Mae Lee 26 (dau) Texas
Rudolph Lee 9 (grandson) Texas

1930 Census for Mexia, Limestone County, TX
Charles J. Sterling 72 Missouri N.C. Missouri
Lily J. 58 Texas

[NI06089] 1880 Fairfield, Freestone Co, TX Census, 2 Jun 1880
C. J. STERLING Self M Male W 24 MO Farmer NC MO
L. J. STERLING Wife M Female W 20 TX House Keeping MO MO
S. R. STERLING Brother S Male W 17 MO Laborer NC MO
J. W. GIBBONS SBro Male W 18 MO Laborer NC MO

1900 Census for Wortham, Freestone Co, TX
Sam R. Sterling 36 April, 1863 Missouri Blacksmith
Maggie A. 33 Nov. 1866 Mississippi
Namie J. 14 Sept 1885
John A. 13 Mar 1887 Laborer
Mary E. 8 Aug 1891
George W. 5 Oct 1894
Guy 3 Mar 1896
Lacy 1 Nov 1899
Thomas M. Bryant 78 Oct. 1832 SC SC SC fisherman widower

[NI06090] 1900 Census for Limestone County, Texas
W. Tom Sterling 32 Feb 1868 Missouri farmer
Ida Sterling 24 Jan 1876
Gracie 7 June 1893
Jewel 2 Sept 1897

[NI06093] 1920 Census for Freestone County, Texas
Mike A. Sterling 45 Missouri farmer/general laborer
Angie 37 Texas
William 19 farmer
Maude 14
Arvin 11
Oscar L. 9
Lorine 6
Raymond 4
Curtis 2

[NI06095] 1920 Census for Park County, Wyoming enumerated Feb. 10, 1920
Hiram J. Sterling 31 Texas MO MO hired hand stockman/farm single

Killed a man from Teague in 1910 over a dog fight in which the other man's dog was killed.

Oct. 26, 1899
Hiram, the 12-year old son of C J Sterling, left home Tuesday with some horse traders. He was heard of in Corsicana, but when Mr. Sterling went up after him yesterday the little fellow could not be found. Any information concerning the boy will be gladly received by his parents.

CA Death Index
WALTERS HARRY E 12/12/1886 M SAN DIEGO 05/04/1962 553-10-3170 75 yrs

From an article on the Internet, MILT HINKLE by KERRY ROSS BOREN
With Milt in South America was one of his best friends, a superb cowboy named Harry Smith. His real name was Harum Sterling, and he had good-cause to change his name, for he had killed a man in 1911. He took the name Harry Smith because he had his initials, H.S., tattooed on his left arm.
Harry walked into a livery stable at Mexia, Texas, followed by his dog, Old Pal. The livery owner didn't like Harry's dog, half-bulldog, half-leopard spotted cow-dog, and he opened a box stall and released his own pit-fighting bulldog which had killed six other pit bulls in matches. Old Pal began to get the best of the pit bull, and the owner picked up a pitchfork with which to stab the dog. Harry took the pitchfork away from him, and the man ran into his office and retrieved a six-gun. Harry was faster and shot the man in the heart. Old Pal killed the bulldog, too, and two witnesses saw it all.
Harry left Texas and joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and while with the show married Goldie Griffith, the Champion Cowgirl Bucking Horse Rider of the World, on horseback at the old Madison Square Garden. (Ironically, at about the same time, Harry's sister, Edythe Sterling, was marrying silent film cowboy actor and rodeo cowboy Art Acord on horseback in the arena of the Pioneer Days Rodeo in Salt Lake City.)
Harry joined the Miller Brothers 101 Wild West Show in 1913. On October 13, 1913, a rainy day in Houston, Texas, Milt Hinkle stepped down from his gray horse to find the guns of two big detectives. Because he was wearing white Angora chaps, such as Harry Smith wore, they mistook him for Harry. A lady pointed out that they had the wrong man, and, pointing at Harry, said, "That's the one!" Harry tried to duck under the sidewall of a tent and one of the policemen aimed at him with his gun. "For some reason," wrote Milt, "I bumped into the cop as he Pulled the trigger. The bullet hit Harry in the left leg high up, but it didn't stop him. He mad( his way to the stock cars.
"When we loaded the horses, Chester Byers and Amos Clayton saw him and go him to lay low, and when the train was loaded, Chester and Clayton put him in an empty boxcar that was marked dead-head to Chicago. They gave Harry two bottles o milk and some bread, and he arrived four days later in Chicago where his wife lived with her mother. Goldie cut the bullet out of his hip."
After Harry healed, he decided to join Milt and the 101 Show in South America to let things cool down in the States. We came the last Sunday night performance o the show in Buenos Aires, Milt was getting ready to leave for the Casey ranch. E Bowman and Harry Smith were going with him, and they started to drive Milt's stock out of the horse tent when Ed Arlingtoy appeared and demanded $100 for a fee( bill. Milt lost his temper and cursed the man whom had used the horses for free and now demanded a feed bill be paid for them
Milt directed Ed Bowman and Harry Smith to proceed with the horses. At this point, Tantlinger and Bob Anderson-the latter of whom had been feuding with Milt-and several others stepped in and tried to stop Harry Smith. Ed Arlington yelled out, loud enough for all to hear "Harry, you know you're wanted in the United States for murder, so you'd better watch what you do."
Harry yelled back, just as loud, "And I'll be wanted for murder in this country, too if you don't get out of my way!"
"I saw that Harry was so mad he had tears in his eyes, and I knew this to be a danger point, so I told him to keep moving. Harry had made several friends while with the show, but one in particular that he went around with. They had been to parties together and got to be pretty good pals, and just about the time our departure caused such a ruckus, up stepped this friend of Harry's, and he proceeded to take command. First, he told the gaucho to get off his horse, and then he mounted and rode over to me. He took my 30-30, and I saw that he also had a pistol. His instructions then were, 'Let's ride!'
"By this time the police had arrived, but so had Mr. Casey, and when he spoke to the police, they stepped back, so we rode out of the Park with no more trouble.
"I think I should explain here that the man who gave the command, 'Let's ride,' had been one of the lieutenants of the well known Butch Cassidy Gang, and he had heard this same command given many times by Butch when he headed his notorious band of desperadoes who robbed banks and trains, and stole cattle. His hideout was in the Jackson Hole country of Wyoming, and since he was one of Cassidy's head men, he had come to Argentina with much wealth. Here he had lived as a ranchman for several years....
"We made the trip cross-country to the Casey ranch without any trouble, taking two and one-half days. I did not know who Harry's friend was who helped us the night we left the Park, until Harry told me....
"When my good friends, Harry Smith and Ed Bowman, left me, after helping me bring my stock to the Casey ranch, I gave each one of them a good saddle horse. They went with the friend of Butch Cassidy to his spread near Bahia Blanca, where they were to break horses and skin wild cattle for their hides. It was some time before I saw them again."
Privately, Milt revealed tome the identity of Cassidy's lieutenant: he was none other than Harvey Logan, a.k.a. Kid Curry. Later this was confirmed for me by Logan's grandson, Duane Moran, who verified that Kid Curry-known in south America as Andrew Duffy-married an Argentinean girl and fathered eight children before dying of natural causes at the age of seventy-nine on his estancia near Bahia Blanca.
Milt trailed a herd for Reginald Casey across the Pampas from Las Heras, across the Rio Choco north to the town of Las Plumas, to the Rio Chubut (where Butch and Sundance had established their ranch in 1902), eventually arriving at the Casey ranch at Santa Rosa in February 1914.
Mr. Casey talked Milt into staying in Argentina for a while and trying his hand at ranching. They had been having dinner at a lavish nightclub when Casey made the offer. "Mr. Casey... told me that he had just received word that Tex Rickard had sailed for the States, having sold his interest to the company he worked for. While in South America, Tex had made his headquarters in Buenos Aires, and he and Mr. Casey were pretty good friends.... Now that Tex had sailed for the States, Mr. Casey said that Tex had left plenty of cheap land that could be bought, also that it was all good cattle country, and that the price of that land would be high just as soon as the railroad, which Tex had gotten started before he left, was finished."
Tex Richard owned, in addition to the property in Argentina, a huge estancia in Paraguay. His Argentine holdings had been acquired for him by none other than Butch Cassidy, who also held a percentage interest in the ranch operations. But Cassidy and Rickard had decided to go into partnership in a mining venture at Goldfield, Nevada, and so sold out in South America. Rickard is best known as a promoter, having promoted such championship boxing matches as the Jeffries-Johnson fight at Reno, Nevada, on July 4, 1910. Rickard numbered among his friends, in addition to Butch Cassidy, Wyatt Earp, and Bat Masterson. He was once rumored to have married lady outlaw Etta Place, but though he knew her, no such marriage occurred.
Milt Hinkle returned to the United States with a new title, by which he would be known ever after-The South American Kid.
There was an aftermath to this story that bears repeating. In the mid 1920s, Milt returned to Buenos Aires with Art Acord's wild west Show. Art Acord, a Utah cowboy who became a western movie star rival of Tom Mix, had first married the sister of Harum Sterling, alias Harry Smith, and later Louise Lorraine, who played the first "Jane" in the Tarzan movies opposite Elmo Lincoln.
There was quite a gathering at the Sportivia that year as some members of the Wild Bunch assembled to participate in Art's show. The livestock was provided by Kid Curry from his estancia at Bahia Blanca, and Butch Cassidy was also present as a spectator.
When the show closed, the "boys" had a wild party, and there was some inebriated reminiscing, during which Art Acord's wife's nephew---of whom he had charged questioned whether Butch and his friends had ever held up a bank. The youth's doubt soon grew into a challenge. Under the leadership of Butch Cassidy-now approaching sixty years of age-the men organized a "gang," sort of a "Wild Bunch IL" and rode to an outlying town in Argentina. The "gang" consisted of Butch Cassidy; Kid Curry; Art Acord; Art's nephew, Harry Smith; Clay McGonigal; and-Milt Hinkle.
The result of the escapade was a daring daylight bank robbery. "It was the damnedest and most foolish stunt I ever pulled," Milt said. "I had never done anything like that before, and I sure as hell never did anything like that again!"
The story of Milt Hinkle cannot be told in one installment. His life was an incredible series of events and adventures. He was a bronc rider, bulldogger, steer-roper, rodeo clown, movie actor, range cowboy, boxer, wrestler, stage performer, rancher, stunt rider, promoter, and much, much more. The stories are legion. There was the time he bull dogged a steer from an airplane in Mexico for the benefit of Pancho Villa, and drove his hip bone out of the socket (In later years, he had to walk with the aid of a crutch.), and was nursed to health by Etta Place. Then there was the time that he worked in films with Charlie Chaplin. Mae West once invited him to "come on up and see me sometime," and there was the time he boxed with the champ, Max Baer, and. well, you get the idea.
There was a great day in my life, too ---the day I met Milt Hinkle. I have no doubt that my great old friend is somewhere up there in that Big Range in the Sky, riding point for the Boss of the outfit.
1. Personal communication with Milton D. Hinkle and Din Moran
2. Articles by Milt Hinkle:
"A Texm Hits the Aimpas," Old West, Fall 1965
"The Kit Carson Wild West Show," Fronner Times, April-May 1964
"Ways of a Roving Cowboy," The West
"Swashbuckler Tom Mix," Tme West, July-August 1967
"101 Ranch Stam* Wild West," Frontier Times
"Me Way a Wild West Show Operated," Frontier Tunes
"Spaldley of the 101," True West, September-October 1964
"Dodging a Necktie Party," Old West, Fall 1968
"Cowbviing Sure Used to Be NW'True West, January-February 1971
"Bulldoggers!" True West, November-December 1967
"Back WW'True West, January-February 1963
"Rough String Rider," Frontier Times
"I Knew Them All," True West, January-February 1964
"Winning or Losing," Frontier Times
"Life of a Rodeo Gown," Frontier Times
"The Dusky Denm" The West, July-August 1961
"Buckaroo and Bobwire," True West, March April 1972
"Rodeo Personalities," The West, May-June 1970

[NI06100] Was stabbed by a black man in 1907 near Joe's livery stable.

1919 World Champion Bulldogger and Calf Roper.

[NI06102] 1810
RANDLE, Wilson, Stewart Co, page 117, 510101-00010
RANDLE, Wilson, Stewart Co, page 117, 510101-00010 TN
RANDLE, Wilson, Stewart Co, page 251

[NI06106] 1810
RANDLE, George D., Stewart Co, page 115, 230000-01010 TN
RANDLE, George D., Stewart Co, page 115, 230000-01010 TN
RANDLE, George D., Henry Co, page 047

[NI06111] 1850 Guadalupe Co Census
Guadalupe Co, page 294;
RANDLE, Wilson 35 TN 3,000 Farmer
Sarah 21 GA
Susan 1 TX

[NI06117] 1810
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 122, 110010-22010 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 110, 000100-10100 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 115, 100001-00000 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 122, 110010-22010 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 115, 100001-00000 TN

[NI06119] 1820
RANDOL, Thomas, Giles Co, page 07, 200010-30100 TN
RANDLE, Thomas, Lawrence Co, page 308 TN

[NI06120] 1810
RANDLE, William, Stewart Co, page 115, 100010-31011 TN
RANDLE, William, Stewart Co, page 115, 120010-31011 TN

[NI06128] 1810
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 122, 110010-22010 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 110, 000100-10100 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 115, 100001-00000 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 122, 110010-22010 TN
RANDLE, John, Stewart Co, page 115, 100001-00000 TN

[NI06151] RANDLE, James R., Stewart Co, page 119, 000010-20100 TN

[NI06152] Never married.

[NI06159] 1850
RANDLE, Elbert, Henry Co, 10th Civil Dist., page 326

[NI06173] 1850
RANDLE, Norvell, Henry Co, 7th Civil Dist., page 300

1870 Atascosa Co Census Somerset Dist, Family # 120
120 120 Randle A. N. 44 m w Farmer TN
Henrietta G. 44 f w Keeping House TN
Jacksie 20 f w At Home TN
Luzora 16 f w At Home TX
Petty, John A. 22 m w Farm Laborer TN

[NI06177] Washington County marriage
Randle Wm. H. Toler Texana 11 513 Aug/18/1894 6355

[NI06178] Washington Co, Texas marriage
Lake William Henry Randle Ida 14 201 Dec/20/1901 9218

[NI06216] This could be John
Coryell Co, TX 1910 Census, April 27, Pct 1, pg 6a
O'Neal, J. W. head M W 33 M 3 Arkansas Texas Texas
Lela wife F W 31 M 3 1 1 Texas Texas Texas
Wendy? dau F W 02 S Texas Texas Texas

[NI06223] 1880 Frio Co Census
11 Youngblood Alvira J. 55 GA 1pg0001.txt
11 100 101 Hildebrant Oliver C. w m 29 Stock Raiser TX TX TX
11 100 101 Hildebrant Caroline M. w f 26 wife Keeping HouseGA GA GA
11 100 101 Hildebrant Jeffie C. w m 7 dau . TX TX GA
11 100 101 Hildebrant Levi F. w m 5 son . TX TX GA
11 100 101 Hildebrant Georgia w f 3 dau . TX TX GA
11 100 101 Hildebrant William w m 1day May? 31 sonTX TX GA
11 100 101 Youngblood Alvira J. w f 55 . M-in-law Mid wife GA GA GA

[NI06303] Never married.

[NI06304] Never married, was 23 at death.

[NI06307] Never married.

San Antonio Herald, July 11, 1863, Obit.

[NI06315] 1920 Kendall Co, Texas, ED 16, Vol 19, line 70
Frank H Fuller head 34 TX
Ethel wife 34 TX
Margie dau 4-5/12 TX
William son 1-1/2 TX
Laura A Pue grm 79 MS

[NI06336] Baptism: September 05, 1878, St. Michael Catholic Church, New Orleans - Sponsors were Patrick Donegan and Mary Donegan.
I found that Mary Forrey (DOB 8/16/1878) and Winnie (Regina Winifred) Forrey (DOB 8/22/1880) were both admitted to the St. Vincent's Infant Orphan Asylum in New Orleans on August 14, 1884. The Affidavit was signed by Ann Donegan (godmother) and stated that the mother was unable to care for them and find employment. It also stated that the father was dead. According to the Archdiocese of New Orleans, a notation was made that both girls were sent to the New Orleans Female Orphan Asylum in 1886, although there was no entry of their admission in their records.
I've talked with a Michael Donegan in New Orleans and have been e-mailing with a Jerry Donegan in New Orleans and they have both given me quite a bit of information on the Donegans. They seem to believe that the Donegans were from County Meath in Ireland. This is the first clue I have gotten as to where Mary Grace may have been from in Ireland. Since they were cousins, perhaps they were from the same County. I'll keep researching!
There is a George Donegan who is going to send me all of the information he has on the Donegans and he said that he has some information on Mary Grace also.

[NI06337] Parents born in Ireland.

[NI06338] From Grace:
She died of convulsions. Secondary: Infriafes Dietary in Itercolitis (doctor's handwriting is very hard to read; not exactly sure what this is, the flu?). The death certificate asks what test confirmed diagnosis - the certificate states "clinical evidence." She was buried June 18, 1920 at Calvary Cemetery. Michael Heffernan was the informant on the certificate. They lived at 1609 34th Street in Galveston at the time of her death. The Undertaker was F. P. Malloy & Son. On the certificate, it states that Fannie Allen was born in Ireland, although on the 1920 Census, it states she was born in Tennessee and her parents were born in Ireland.

[NI06339] ALLEN CANNON married MARTHA MELLEN 23 Dec 1870 Lowndes MS

[NI06340] 1880 New Orleans Parish, LA Census p 250
MELLEN, W F boarder 44 Miss Ire Ire
Fanny wife/boarder 40 Miss Miss Miss
Charles boarder 21 Miss Miss Miss

1860 MELLEN WILLIAM F. Adams County MS 088 Natchez City Federal Population Schedule MS 1860 Federal Census Index MS54055023
Mellen, William F., Capt. Co. H, 25th La. Inf. En. _. Roll to June 30, 1862, Present or absent not stated. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Harrodsburg, Ky., _, 1862. Sent to Vicksburg. Miss., from Louisville, Ky., via Cairo, Ill., Dec. 5, 1862, for exchange. Exchanged near Vicksburg, Miss., Dec. 22, 1862. Rolls from Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, Absent, wounded at Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862, home in Natchez, Miss., on sick furlough. Roll July and Aug., 1863, Absent, on detached service at Monroe, La., Supernumerary Officer. Rolls from Sept., 1863, to April, 1864, Absent, detailed in Iron and Nitre Dept., Trans. Miss., S. O. No. 101, order Gen. Smith. Roll May 1 to Aug. 31, 1864, Absent, detailed in conscripting service by order Gen. Smith, July 1, 1864, unfit for field service. Roll Sept. 1, 1864. to Feb. 28, 1865, Absent, relieved from field by order of Lt. Gen. Smith, and on duty in Conscript Bureau, in Trans. Miss. Dept., have no copy of order. On Roster dated March -, 1865, Enlisted into Confed. service March 12, 1862. Elected Capt., March 17, 1862. Roll March and April, 1865, Absent, retired from field

[NI06355] No proof.

1850 Washington Co, Georgia 9/5/1850 fam # 23
27 23 23 Joines William 43 M Waggoner Georgia X
28 23 23 Joines Julia 38 F Georgia
29 23 23 Joines William 19 M Georgia X
30 23 23 Joines John 14 M Georgia
31 23 23 Joines Emela 9 F Georgia
32 23 23 Joines James 7 M Georgia
33 23 23 Joines Thomas 4 M Georgia
34 23 23 Joines Jarred 1 M Georgia
35 23 23 Hodge Mary 18 F Georgia
36 23 23 Joiner Charity 60 F N. Carolina

[NI06364] Purely guesswork.

1830 Washington Co, Georgia Census
245A/B 13 Joines Jabaz 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 male 30-40, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 30-40, 1 female 50-60, 1 male slave 0-10, 2 female slave 0-10, 1 female slave 24-36, 1 female slave 36-55, 9 total,

1840 Washington Co, Georgia Census
232 25 Joines Jebez . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 . . . . 2 . . . 6 . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1
1 male 40-50, 1 female 50-60, 1 male slave 0-10, 1 male slave 36-55, 2 female slave 24-36, 6 total, 2 agricultural, 1 insane public, 1 over 20 white illiterate

11/29/1850 p 230
3 399 399 Joiner Jabes 54 M Farmer Georgia
4 399 399 Joiner Pricilla 60 F Maryland X
5 399 399 Ecoles Catharine J. 5 F B Georgia

1860 Washington Co, GA 6/1/1860 p 160
21 10 10 Joines Jebez 64 M Farmer 3,500 2,200 Georgia
22 10 10 Joines Priscilla 70 F Maryland

1830 Washington Co, Georgia
252A/B 16 Joines Mary 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 male 10-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 40-50, 2 male slave 0-10, 2 male slave 10-24, 1 male slave 24-36, 2 female slave 0-10, 1 female slave 10-24, 1 female slave 36-55, 14 total

[NI06397] I got this from Hara Safford Pue:
"Most of the info for the first two generations comes from Jim N. Langley III
PO Box 135, Pasadena, MD 21123
Info below is copied from letter from Jim N. Langley III.
Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 431 Stroud, AL. Stroud, AL is a very tiny town that still has Langley kin there today. It is just over the line from GA in the central eastern border (right over from Troup Co.) not far from Opelika and Auburn, AL.
(James Riley Langley) was born in GA, not far from the SC border. Right over the border in SC is a town named Langley, and was the site of a cotton mill and a gin mill.
Rev. War Patriot. Pension #S31813
Came to Elbert Co. GA from SC. While in Troup Co., James Sr. lost land in a court case and his property was sold by the sheriff in 1827. Lot 31-6th district. James Gray of Pike Co. bought the land at auction. In Sept. 1839, our Jas. Sr. bought back the same land for $470.68. In Oct. 1839, he sold the land to Horatio S. Whitfield for $1,721.25. As a boy, the family moved to Orange Co. NC (which later was split into Caswell Co.)
1780, lived in Orange Co. lived in High Hills of Santee, SC.
Richmond Co., GA 1805
Land Lottery awarded land in new Baldwin Co.
1806 Baldwin Co. married Elizabeth Bandy (this was a remarriage #??.)
Putnam Co. GA census lived in Troup Co. 1833 (applied for pension here) thru 1839.
1840 and 1850 census of Chambers Co. Alabama
A possible brother John Langley, 1756-1850, died in Troup Co. GA.
James most likely had another set of children, but who knows. When he remarried in 1806 he was 40+yrs. old.
James bought land in AL Jan. 17, 1837, patent #6163-76 35/100 acres. Jr. or Sr.?
Was a Revolutionary War Veteran."

LANGLEY, JAMES, aged 80, resided in Chambers County, June 1, 1840. Census of Pensioners, 1841, p. 149.
In 1840 James Langley stated he was 80 years of age In his pension record he stated he was under Col. William Davidson He died in 1853 Chambers County.
Private James Langley, NC Militia, Revolutionary War. 1762-1868 (105/6 years old!?) Buried Mount Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, near Stroud, Chambers County, Alabama.

[NI06398] No one seems to know what became of Elizabeth.


[NI06415] 1850 Barbour Co, AL Census
Brassell, Rigdon 30 M Overseer South Carolina
Artimesia 26 F Georgia
John 5 M Alabama
Churchill 3 M Alabama
George W. 6/12 M Alabama
Temperance 20 F
(They are listed as having been married within the last 10 years.)

1860 Harrison Co, Texas Census
Brazzil, R. 40 M Farmer $400.00 South Carolina
M. 28 F Alabama
J. 14 M Alabama
C. 13 M Alabama
G. W. 11 M Alabama
W. 9 M Alabama
Dunn, H. 7 M Alabama
M. V. 4 F Texas
E. 6 F Texas
E. 1 F Texas
(The last child was incorrectly listed as a Dunn, this was the first child of Rigdon and Mary Ann.)

1870 Marion Co, TX Census
Brazzil, Rigdon 50 M Farmer $798 $400 S.C.
Mary 38 F Keeping House Ala.
Harry 17 M Ala.
Elizabeth 16 F Ala.
Martha V. 13 F Tex.
Etha L. 11 F Tex.
Emma 9 F Tex.
Marzella 7 F Tex.
Deilia 5 F Tex.
Della 4 F Tex.
Susan 2 F Tex.
Thomas 9/12 M Tex.

[NI06430] "I left my father, Edward Shaw and mother, Fannie Shaw [who was a Hesser before marriage], at Monroe, La. Mother was borned and raised in Indiana, Father was borned and raised in Pa. They married in Indiana, moved to Ohio, then to Iowa, then to Ill., then to Mo., then Ark., then to Monroe, La. Then I left my parents in 1861 and came to Quachita River to Camden Ark. While in Camden, Father sent me a letter but it got misplaced. I came back to Monroe and my people were all gone and I came to Texas and have not heard from them since, it being 45 years. My oldest brother then living was Elijah Shaw. The next brother name was George and the youngest Thomas, the oldest sister name Mary, youngest Lucinda. My grandfather's name was Augustus Shaw, came from Ireland at 7 years old.
This is Dec. 6, 1906."

[NI06439] 1880 Coryell Co Census
427A 45 11 11 Dickerson W. J. W M 37 . . . X . . Farmer . X . . . . . . . . N Y Scotland N Y .
427A 46 11 11 Dickerson Cathern V. W F 30 . wife . X . . Keeping house . . . . . . . . . X Georgia Georgia Georgia .
427A 47 11 11 Dickerson Ellen J. W F 11 . daughter X . . . at home . . . . . . . . X X Texas N Y Georgia .
427A 48 11 11 Dickerson Martha A. W F 8 . daughter X . . . at home . . . . . . . . X X Texas N Y Georgia .
427A 49 11 11 Dickerson William L. W M 6 . son X . . . at home . . . . . . . . X X Texas N Y Georgia .
427A 50 11 11 Dickerson Zilphia A. W F 3 . daughter X . . . at home . . . . . . . . X X Texas N Y Georgia .

[NI06446] 1880 Coryel Co Census
399A 3 122 126 Powell Fletcher L. W M 43 . . . X . . Farmer . X . . . . X . . . Tenn NC Tenn .
399A 4 123 127 Powell Mary F. W F 47 . Wife . X . . Keeping house . . . . . . . . . . La Ireland Ireland .
399A 5 123 127 Powell Richard W M 21 . son X . . . Farmer . . . . . . . . . . Texas Tenn La .
399A 6 123 127 Powell Janett W F 18 . daughter X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Tenn La .
399A 7 123 127 Powell Mary J. W F 16 . daughter X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Texas Tenn La .
399A 8 123 127 Powell Olivia W F 14 . daughter . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . Texas Tenn La .
399A 9 123 127 Powell Cleba* W M 12 . son . . . . Farmer . . . . . . . X . . Texas Tenn La .
399A 10 123 127 Powell Claborn W M 10 . son . . . . Farmer . . . . . . . X . . Texas Tenn La .
399A 11 123 127 Powell Pomroy W M 8 . son . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . Texas Tenn La .
399A 12 123 127 Powell George W M 4 . . . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . Texas Tenn La .

[NI06472] 1850 Bastrop Co, Census
181 22 266 285 TUCKER John 27 M . Farmer . NC . . . .
181 23 266 285 TUCKER Cornelia 17 F . . . AL . . . .
181 24 266 285 TUCKER Laura A 1 F . . . TX . . . .

[NI06504] Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1892.
Carnegie Public Library, Tyler, Texas
pp. 634-635
AUGUSTUS GARRISON.---This gentleman, an enterprising young farmer, residing near Pleasant Valley, Dallas county, Texas, dates his birth in York county, South Carolina, August 14, 1869.
William F. Garrison, his father, was born in York county, October 14, 1841, and was there married, November 24, 1865, to Miss Nancy H. E. Poovey. She too, was a native of the same county, born August 23, 1846. Four years after their marriage, in 1869, they moved to Bradley county, Arkansas. Following are the names of William F. Garrison’s brothers and sisters: Peter; John; James, who was killed in the war; Sallie, deceased, wife of David Jackson; Mary, deceased; and Zeine. William F. was next to the youngest of the family. The members composing the Poovey family are, Duncan; Nancy E., mother of the subject of our sketch; Robert; Kate; Augustus; James; John; and Mary; the last three are deceased. To William F. Garrison and his wife were born the following named children: Mary C., born September 2, 1866, and is now the wife of William S. Tucker; James P., born January 9, 1868; Augustus; Emma, born February 5, 1871; John D., born July 22, 1872; William, born January 11, 1874; Cordelia E., born October 22, 1875; Nancy, born January 11, 1878; and Lois, born July 4, 1881. In 1879, Mr. Garrison moved from Arkansas to Texas, where he rented land and farmed for three years. His death occurred October 6, 1882, at the age of forty-one years.
After their father’s death, Augustus and his brother, J. P., continued to live with their mother and cultivate the farm. After renting for five years, they bought 120 acres of improved land for their mother, and paid for it. They have since purchased 200 acres for themselves. All this land is well fenced, eighty acres of the first farm and 130 acres of the other being under cultivation. When the family first came to Texas, and at the father’s death, they were in limited circumstances, but the sons went earnestly to work to secure a home and now have their mother comfortably fixed. The are industrious young men, upright and honest in all their dealings, and are bound to make their mark in the world. They had but little opportunity for schooling, but have acquired sufficient education to intelligently conduct their farming operations. During the war, Mr. Garrison’s father served in the Confederate army and at that time contracted disease from which he never recovered, and which caused his death. Both parents had united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and three of their daughters and the subject of our sketch are members of the same church.
Sensation and Lurid Scene at Pleasant
Valley Church Yesterday.
Tom Jones Mortally Wounded--Frank Jones Had Wronged
Miss Garrison--Nervy Sixteen-Year-Old Boy--Sor-
row in Two Households.
An unusually large congregation assembled at the Pleasant Valley church, five miles east of Garland, yesterday forenoon to hear the Rev. Dr. Patterson, of Ellis county, preach.
The preliminary service of song and prayer was over, and the preacher was about to announce his text, and the men and boys on the outside were throwing away their quids of tobacco and cigarette stubs and getting ready to go inside, when Augustus A. Garrison appeared in front of the church, and walking up to Frank Jones, said:
"Now, d--n you, I've got you," and shot him dead.
Tom Jones, brother to Frank, who was close by, pulled a pistol, whereupon Garrison proceeded to shoot at him, the second shot from Garrison's pistol shattering Jones' left thigh bone, felling him to the ground. But Jones, raising himself on his elbow, continued to shoot, but it was not until the sixth shot he got Garrison. The bullet entered near Garrison's heart and ranged upward, killing him instantly.
The congregation stampeded in the wildest fashion. The women screamed and fainted, children were run over and trampled upon, excited men rushed hither and thither and horses and mules broke loose and ran away, tearing up vehicles, and the utmost confusion reigned.
Garrison's brother got hold of his dead kinsmen's pistol, and Will Jones, a brother to Frank and Tom, appeared on the scene with a big 45 gun, and there would undoubtedly have been additional bloodshed had not neighbors interposed and kept the men apart.
Tom Jones, in a dying condition, was removed to his home. The surgeons announced that the bone of the left thigh was shattered for a distance of six inches and that the patient was dangerously wounded, and his condition rendered still more critical by the great loss of blood.
The bodies of the dead were left as they fell until Justice Swim, of Garland, could come out and view them, when they were removed to their respective homes, and prepared for interment.
August A. Garrison was 25 years old, and the son of Widow Garrison. There are three surviving brothers and several sisters. Frank Jones was 20 years old and Tom, 16. The latter were the sons of Jesse Jones, who lives a mile from the church and half a mile from Widow Garrison, both families highly respectable and well-to-do. They have lived neighbors for years. The children grew up together, attending the same school and same Sunday school from the time they were carried to church as sleeping infants until yesterday.
The boys in both families were sober and industrious; they lived in a local option precinct, and whisky had nothing to do with the tragedy.
Frank Jones had seduced, or was charged with having seduced Garrison's sister, the young lady giving birth to a child last spring. August Garrison told young Jones at the time that if he did not repair the wrong by marrying the girl, he would kill him.
In order to avoid a collision, Jones left the neighborhood and did not return until last Saturday. Sunday morning, he went over to the church, as he had been in the habit of doing all his life. He was probably expecting trouble, as he had a six-shooter on him, but did not get to use it, as Garrison shot him three times and killed him before he could pull it.
The funeral of Garrison took place this forenoon and that of Frank Jones will occur this afternoon, both from the same church and to the same cemetery near the church. The people in the neighborhood turning out on both occasions and extending their sympathies and condolence to both stricken families.
Constable C. P. Bane, of Garland, who was in the city, said to a Times Herald reporter:
"Frank Jones, who was shot three times by Gus Garrison, did not make an attempt to pull his pistol, and it would have done him no good if he had, as it would not work. It was a fine pistol, but it had become so rusty that it could not be cocked. It was a 38-calibre Winchester Colt, and had only two loads in it.
"Garrison and Tom Jones did their shooting at very close range, but Tom did very poor shooting. Garrison shot him down and was standing nearly over him and would, undoubtedly, have killed him the next shot, had not Tom got in a vital shot, which made him drop his pistol, which he was pointing, and in the act of shooting, stagger and fall.
"Jones quickly reloaded his pistol after he got Garrison with the last cartridge in it. Garrison's brother ran up and picked up the pistol Gus had dropped and a third Jones brother put in an appearance with a pistol in his hand, but the people stopped further bloodshed.
"There was one cartridge left in Garrison's pistol and he had another pistol he had not used. Garrison fired five shots, and Tom Jones six.
"Two of Tom Jones' bullets lodged in the church door, which the congregation had fortunately closed. Most of the people in the church jumped out of the windows.
"Miss Garrison, who was the cause of the trouble, is a very young girl, not over fifteen years old."
- June 28, 1897, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3-4.

[NI06505] Probably NOT Lois' son. I think Cliff was married twice.

[NI06509] Mrs. Henrietta Huth

[NI06511] I have a lot of doubts about this line even though three Sparks married Boatwrights.

[NI06512] Sparks Quarterly page 3465:
Levi Sparks, son of Willoughby and Polly Sparks, was born about 1825 in Arkansas, probably in Miller County. He is said to have lived for a time in Georgia, but he joined family members in Limestone Co, Texas, in time to be recorded on the 1850 census of that county. He is said to have married and moved back to Georgia where he had a family of at least seven children. We have found no records to prove this to be correct nor do we have any futher information about Levi Sparks.

[NI06513] Sparks Quarterly page 3466: Another unidentified daughter of Willoughby and Polly Sparks was born between 1830 and 1835. She may have been named Minerva. She may also have married S. Nelson and perhaps she was the mother of the three children who were living in the household of Willoughby Sparks when a special school census was taken in 1855. The names of these children were: John Nelson, Willoughby Nelson, and Minerva Jane Nelson.

[NI06516] County: Eastland
Abstract Number: 1021
District/Class: Milam Preemption
File Number: 4115
Original Grantee: Tillman Sparks
Patentee: D. C. Woods
Title Date:
Patent Date: 08 Nov 1884
Patent No: 423
Patent Vol: 16
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:

[NI06519] Sparks Quarterly page 3470: They lived in or around the general area of Parker, Palo Pinto, and Falls County, Texas. We have no further information about them.

[NI06522] SPARKS QUARTERLY, pg 3471: Bailey Milton Sparks, son of Willoughbyand Polly Sparks, was born in Tennessee in January 1847. He was probaby named for his great-uncle, Bailey Sparks, son of Matthew and Sarah (Thompson) Sparks. He served in Company B, Waller's Regiment, Green's Brigade of Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army during the Civil War and received a pension in later years from the state of Texas for his service. When the 1880 census was taken of Eastland County, Texas, he was living in the household of his brother, Tillman Sparks. (The abstract of his military records is below.) Bailey Sparks married Julia Antley, probably about 1882, and they had three children before her death on April 11, 1887, shortly after their third child was born. Bailey married (2nd) Amanda ---, probably about 1895. She apparently had a large family by a previous marriage. Bailey died on January 27, 1931, in Wise County, Texas.
SQ pg 1281: Bailey Sparks enlisted in Capt. Thos. P. Hightower's Company, Waller's Battalion, Texas Cavalry, on April 14, 1862, at Marlin, Falls County, Texas, by Thomas P. Hightower. His age was given as 17. He was mustered into the service on April 23, 1862, at Hempstead by E. Waller, Jr. A note on one of the records indicates that he was a substitute for a man named Cornelison. The last record of his being paid was dated September 1, 1863. HIs name appeared on the muster roll for Company B of this battalion for January and February 1864 with the note "Absent, In Arrest." Following is a summary of the history of this unit: Waller's Regiment Texas Cavalry was first organized as the 13th, or Waller's Battalion Texas Cavalry with five companies, A to E. Company F was enlisted in Louisiana August 27, 1862. An unidentified company, Captain Menard's, Captain Goode's and Captain Dunn's Companies Texas Cavalry were added from time to time to complete the regiment.

[NI06532] previous marriage to March?

[NI06535] THE SPARKS QUARTERLY, June 1991, Whole No . 154, page 3753:
"Land records in Queen Annes County prove that this first WilliamSparks had come to Maryland from Hampshire County, England, at least as early as 1670, as had also his brother, John Sparks. Recent research strongly suggests that they were sons of Thomas and Joane (Davis) Sparks who had been married in Fareham Parish in Hampshire County, England, on October 19 , 1635.
"Among the children of Thomas and Joane was a son named WilliamSparks, baptised on August 6, 1646, and a son named John Sparks, baptized on December 3, 1649. They also had two other sons baptized in the Fareham Parish,Church: Francis Sparks, baptized on July 20, 1641, and Richard Sparks , baptised on December 10, 1658."

[NI06540] Died at Jane's house.

[NI06541] County: Brazos
Abstract Number: 52
District/Class: Title
File Number:
Original Grantee: Wm. C. Sparks
Title Date:
Patent Date: 21 Nov 1832
Patent No: 149
Patent Vol: 9
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 4,428.40
Adj Acres:

County: Bell
Abstract Number: 19
District/Class: Title
File Number:
Original Grantee: Wm. C. Sparks
Title Date:
Patent Date: 20 Oct 1834
Patent No: 33
Patent Vol: 14
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 4,428.00
Adj Acres:

[NI06568] Athens is now in Clarke County which was formed from Jackson County in 1801. Jackson County was formed from Franklin County in 1796.

[NI06590] Anson Co, NC 1809
State of North Carolina, County of Anson
This indenture made the 10th day of April in the year of our Lord 1809 between Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Executors to the Last Will and Testament of William Johnson, Sen, dcd of the one part and Richard Rushing of the County of Anson and State of North Carolina of the other part
WITNESSETH that the said Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Exrs as aforesd doeth in pursuance of an act of the General assembly impowering Executors to make deed of Conveyance to Exonerate their Testators and for and in consideration of a previous contract or agreement between our Testator (to wit.) William Johnson Sen, dec'd and the sd Richard Rushing bargain sell alien Enfeoff convey and confirm unto the sd Richard Rushing the following tract or parcel of land with their appurtenances (to wit) beginning at a stake among 3 hickorys and a pine his old upper corner near the upper side of a small branch and runs So 40 Et. 68 poles to a stake a gum maple and ash pointers in a small branch above Rushing Meeting House then ___Wt. 104 poles to a black jack 2 pines and a black jack pointers then No. ___139 poles to a stake 2 black jacks and a pine pointers in the road then No. 55 Et 56 poles to a stake a post oak and 2 pines pointers in his old line then with his old line So 5 Et 19 poles to a black jack 2 post oak pointers then with his line to the beginning containing seventy five acres be the same more or less which sd tract or parcel of land the said Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Exers as aforesd for themselves the heirs and Legatees of the sd William Johnson dec'd doth warrant and defend the sd land and premises and every part thereof unto the sd Richard Rushing and heirs and assigns forever free and clear from the lawful claim of all manner of persons whatsoever
In Witness whereof the sd Burrell Paul Rushing and Robert Rushing Exrs aforesd doth hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date above written.
Burrell Paul Rushing (Seal)
Robert (X) Rushing (his mark)
Signed sealed and delivered In presence of
Reuben White
Joseph Rushing
North Carolina, Anson County, April Sessions 1809
Then the within deed was duly proved in open court by Reuben White and ordered to be registered.
Tod Robinson Clk

S 21457
Service: N. C.
Born in Va.
A declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832
State of Tennessee
Perry County
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions July Term 1834
On this 21st day of July personally appeared before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Perry Richard Rushing a resident of Rushings Creek in Perry County & State of Tennessee aged 85 years who being first sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832 that he entered the service of the United States under the following named Officers and served as hereinafter stated
This Declarent entered the service of the United States in Anson County North Carolina in the year 1776 under Captain John Jackson [but in consequence of extreme old and loss of memory occasioned thereby he can not with exactness state precisely the diferent tours and engagements under which he served but to the best of his memory he served as follows] Declarent entered the Service under Capt Jackson as above in the latter end of the year 1776 Declarent served this three months he was in a skirmish at Drowning Creek when this declarent's brother William Rushing was wounded of which he shortly afterwards died but not till after we returned home declarent here lost his horse & swam the creek with his gun in his hand The Whigs here were defeated by the Tories on this expedition he was a volunteer in the year 1777 he served under Capt Stephen Jackson in diferent tours not less than nine months. In the year 1778 he served not less than ten months under the same Captain. In the year 1779 he served under the same he served not less than eight months. In the year 1780 he served not less than six months. This declarent would here state that the events of the War of the Revolution are so conglomerated in his memory that he can not adjust them in proper order as they occurred at that time owing to loss of memory but on one of these latter tours he was in a skirmish with the British on Black River he was in another skirmish at Baties Bridge on Drowning Creek. Declarent can not tell owing to the above cause state at what time or on what tours he was commanded by officers that he was under he was part of his services under Col Wade he was one tour under General Sumpter and further he can not recollect. He has no documentary evidence by which he can prove his services nor does he know of any person except Philip Rushing by whom he can prove the same [who served most of the time with declarent]. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and subscribed the day and year above writen
Richard ( X ) Rushing (his mark)
We William Woolverton a Clergyman residing in Henderson Cty and W. F. Doherty residing in Perry County do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with Richard Rushing who has subscribed & sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be 85 years of age that he is reputed & believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a Revolutionary soldier.
I Jesse Taylor Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Perry do hereby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said court in the matter of Richard Rushing for a pension--
In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal of office this 21st day of July 1834--
Jesse Taylor
Clerk of Perry County Court
Questions by the Court
1st where and in what year were you born.
Answer I was born in Virginia on Roanoak in the year 1749.
2 have you any record of your age & if so where is it
Ans I have it at my house in my bible
3rd where were you living when you were called in to service where have you lived since the Revolutionary War and where do you now live
Ans I lived in Anson County North Carolina when called into service where I have lived ever since till about 15 years ago then from thence we moved to Perry County Tennessee where I now live
4th how were you called into service were you drafted did you volunteer or were you a substitute & if a substitute for whom
Ans I was always out as a volunteer
5th State the names of the Regular officers who were with the troops where you served with Continental & Militia Regiments as you can recollect & the general circumstances of your services
Ans I recollect Col Smith General Rutherford and Col Wade but owing to old age & the consequent loss of memory I can not tell whether they were Regular officers or no but I think Smith was a Regular & for the general circumstances of my service see my declaration
6 did you ever receive a discharge from the service & if so by whom was it given & what has become of it
Ans I never applied for a discharge but was marched home by my officer & just dismissed till I should be wanted to go out again as I always held myself in readiness to go when called for
7th state the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify as to your character for veracity and their belief of your services as a Soldier of the Revolution.
Ans William Woolverton and Col. W. F. Doherty and in fact all that know me. The reason that I called on Mr. Woolverton is that there is no other Clergyman that lives as near me and he lives not very far but in the adjoining County and preaches in my neighborhood & is well acquainted with me.
Second Comptroller's Office,
January 14th, 1839.
Under the act of the 6th of April, 1838 entitled "An act directing the transfer of money remaining unclaimed by certain Pensioners, and authorizing the payment of the same at the Treasury of the United States," Richard Rushing, a Pensioner on the Roll of the Jackson, Tennessee Agency, at the rate of Twenty Dollars and _____ Cents per annum, under the law of the 7th June, 1832, has been paid at this Department from the 4th of Sept., 1835, to the 4th March, 1838.
Respectfully, yours,
Albion K. Parris
To the Commissioner of Pensions, Present"
of Perry Co. in the State of Tennessee who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Jackson of the Regt commanded by in the No Carolina line for 6 months
Inscribed on the Roll of West Tennessee at the rate of 20 Dollars _____ Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1834.
Certificate of Pension issued the 17th day of Decr, 1834 and sent to Hon. W. C. Dunlap H. R.
Arrears to the 4th of Sept. 1834 70.00
Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 March '35 10.00/$80.00
{Revolutionary Claim,} {Act June 7, 1832 }
Recorded by D. Brown Clerk
Book E - 2 - Vol. 7 Page 103
July 31, 1930
Rev. and 1812 Wars Section
Miss Edna Rushing
924 - 38th Street
Sacramento, California
Dear Madam:
You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. 21457, that Richard Rushing was born in 1749 in Virginia "on the Roanoke".
While residing in Anson County, North Carolina, he served with the North Carolina troops, as follows:
In 1776, three months in Captain John Jackson's Company, was in a skirmish at Drowning Creek where his brother William was wounded and soon after died; in 1777, nine months in Captain Stephen Jackson's Company; in 1778, two months in the same company; in 1779, eight months in the same company; in 1780, six months in the same company. A part of the time he served in Colonel Wade's Regiment. He was in skirmishes on Black River, Bates Bridge, Lynch's Creek, Richardson's Creek and Thompson's Creek.
He was allowed pension on his application executed July 21, 1834, at which time he was living in Rushing Creek, Perry County, Tennessee, having lived there fifteen years.
He stated that his brother Philip served with him most of the time.
There is no reference to wife or children.
Very truly yours,
Acting Commissioner

DB N&O, p. 103
Anson Co, NC 1808
State of North Carolina
Know all men by these presents that I Richard Rushing of the County of Anson and State aforesd do hereby lay off and convey and deliver unto Burrell Rushing of the County and State aforesd a certain parcel of land containing of one hundred acres beginning on a hickory Richard Rushing line and Solomon Rushing corner near a large rock on Solomon Rushings branch and runs with Richard Rushings line Et. 13 chains & 50 links to a stake by 3 black jacks and a pine his corner then with his other line No. 5 Et. 34 chains to a stake by 2 pines and a black jack then Wt. 28 chains to a pine on the wt. sd of a small branch then So. 16 Et. 11 chains to a forked pine in the head of a hollow then down the sd hollow to a small branch then down the various courses of sd branch to the beginning it being part of a tract of land belonging to Richard Rushing here described the premises together will and singular the rights members hereditaments and appurtenances to sd premises belonging to or in anywise appertaining TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular the premises before mentioned unto the sd. Burrell Rushing his heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself my heirs and admrs to warrant and forever defend all and singular sd premises unto sd Burrell Rushing his heirs and assigns against myself my heirs or all other persons lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.
Witness my hand and Seal this 9th day of July in the year of Our Lord 1808 and in the 30th year of Independence of the United States of America.
Richard ( X ) Rushing (his mark)
Signed sealed & delivered In the presence of us
John Rushing
Willis Rushing
North Carolina, Anson County, April Sessions 1809
Then the within deed was duly acknowledged in open court and ordered to be registered.
Tod Robinson Clk
NOTE: There is no monetary value put on the transfer -- could this be a present from Father to Son????"

"Richard Rushing received two land grants issued by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. The first, No. 3853 dated May 22, 1772, was for 100 acres in Anson County on a branch on the lower side of Brown's Creek, joining the said branch above Wm. Rushing. The second, No. 7487 dated March 4, 1775, was for 150 acres in Anson County on the lower side of Brown's Creek, joining a small branch and Solomon Rushing. Richard Rushing moved to the Beech River area of Perry County (later Decatur County) in Tennessee before 1820 and settled on the south side of the Beech River. He had extensive land holdings in the 7th and 8th sections of the 8th range along Turkey Creek. He probably is the ancestor of most of the Rushings living in Henderson County.
"The following is a summary of the pension claim of Richard Rushing. It was written in a letter dated July 31, 1930, by B. W. Morgan, Acting Commissioner of Pensions, to Miss Edna Rushing, Sacramento, California.
"You are advised that it appears from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, [S. or 8.] 21457, that Richard Rushing was born in 1849 in Virginia 'on [the] Roanoke'. "While residing in Anson County, North Carolina he served with the North Carolina troops, as follows:
""In 1776, three months in Captain John Jackson's Company, was in a skirmish at Drowning Creek where his brother William was wounded and soon after died; in 1777, nine months in Captain Stephen Jackson's Company; in 1778, ten months in the same company; in 1779, eight months in the same company; in 1780, six months in the same company. A part of the time he served in Colonel Wade's Regiment.
"He was in skirmishes on Black river, Bates Bridge, Lynch's Creek, Richardson's Creek and Thompson's Creek. "He was allowed pension on his application executed July 21, 1834, at which time he was living in Rushing Creek, Perry County, Tennessee, having lived there fifteen years.
""He stated that his brother Philip served with him most of the time.
"There is no reference to wife or children."
"There is little proof of Richard's family, and the family presented in this database is somewhat of a composit. Richard seems to have had at least nine sons (including probably David in a separate household) and two daughters in the 1800 census of Anson County. There is proof that David, Willis, and Amy Boatwright were children of Richard. Dennis and Willis are always said to have been brothers, and the elder and younger Richard are in the same household in the 1840 census (based on ages children in the 1850 census). This is "Richard's family."
"Then there is "Sarah's family." Sarah Rushing appears as age 80 in the household of Burrell Rushing, born ca. 1821, from the 1850 census. Her family includes Elijah, Isaac, and Burrell (born 1789). Phillip's wife is known from a deed to have been named Hannah, so Sarah could not have been his wife. Sarah seems to have been living in William Rushing's household in the 1830 census. Between 1830 and 1840 Elijah Rushing and his wife appear to have died. Sarah (listed as Sally) appears as head of a household in the 1840 census; this probably is Elijah's household, including Burrell (born 1821). This young Burrell has money by the mid 1840s when he buys a large amount of land, buys slaves, and builds a mansion which is still a local landmark. Where did the money come from? The best explaination would that Sarah inherited a larger widow's portion of Richard's estate and financed the acquistions of her grandson Burrell with whom she had been living for several years."
David Donahue's Home Page
Richard's ancestry is in doubt at this time but there are a few possibilities in the prior generation.

[NI06625] County: Cooke
Abstract Number: 945
District/Class: Fannin 3rd
File Number: 3182
Original Grantee: Jesse H. Sparks
Patentee: Jesse H. Sparks
Title Date:
Patent Date: 20 Jun 1859
Patent No: 97
Patent Vol: 26
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:

[NI06640] County: Clay
Abstract Number: 432
District/Class: Fannin Scrip
File Number: 1774
Original Grantee: Willis Sparks
Patentee: Willis Sparks
Title Date:
Patent Date: 15 Oct 1863
Patent No: 97
Patent Vol: 18
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:

[NI06646] County: Burnet
Abstract Number: 1192
District/Class: Milam Preemption
File Number: 3700
Original Grantee: J. M. Sparks
Patentee: J. M. Sparks
Title Date:
Patent Date: 20 May 1887
Patent No: 480
Patent Vol: 19
Part Section:
Survey/Blk/Tsp: 1238
Adj County:
Acres: 160.00
Adj Acres:

[NI06862] The name Joynes originated in Cheshire County, England, it is believed to be a Welsh variation of the name Johns. There are still Joynes / Joines descendants living in this region of England.The first record of a Joines / Joynes in America is in 1638 when John Joines was listed as a passenger on a ship
arriving on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There is a record of a John Joynes leaving London, in 1635, boarding a ship bound for New England. John was eighteen years old in 1635. I have been doing research on the Joines / Joynes Family for more than twenty years. I am a descendant of Ezekiel Joines who settled in North Carolina. The first record of Ezekiel in North Carolina is about 1778. We do not know where he came from.I have also gathered information on many other Joines / Joynes lines: The Joynes Family, from the Eastern Shore of Virginia: The Jabez Joines Family, from Georgia in the late 1700's: The Noah Joines Family, from Kentucky: the Joines Families from Giles County, Tennessee: and several other lines. I would be glad to share any information that I have, and I would appreciate any help. Please visit the Joines Family Home Page. Eldon Dean Joines

[NI06880] Catawba Light Infantry: A roster of Confederate recruits was printed in the Yorkville Enquirer on May 3, 1861 that list a Private, W. F. Garrison from York County. Most of the men were from the Allison Creek and Ebenezer areas of York County. Ref. "The Quarterly", fall 1989 by the York Count Genealogical and Historical Society (YCGHS).

April 13, 1861 Joined in York, South Carolina at the age of 19.(2)
May 3, 1861; Joined Catawba Light Infantry, South Carolina
July 16, 1861: Admitted to CSA General Hospital, Charlottesville, Virginia; Measles2
Aug 13, 1861: Return to duty
December 1861: South Carolina Hospital, Warren Springs, Virginia; Pulmonary Affection2
December 20, 1861: Discharged from service(2)
2. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Roll #193: Dale Boyd

Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper York County, South Carolina
Issue of November 23, 1865
On the 14th inst., by Rev. W. W. Carothers, Mr. Wm. F. Garrison, and Miss Nancy H., daughter of David Poovey, all of this District.

William F. Garrison was born in York, co. S.C., Oct. 14, 1841. At the age of eighteen he made a profession of Christianity, and united with the Presbyterian (O.S.) Church. He was married to Miss N.A.T. Poovey, Nov. 14, 1865. They moved to S. Arkansas in 1869 where they united with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in which Bro. Garrison acted as ruling elder. In 1873 they moved to N. Arkansas; and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Thus we see they would not live out of the Church. In 1879 they moved to Dallas co. Texas and united with Pleasant Valley congregation of the C.P. church, where Bro. Garrison died, on the 6th of Oct. 1882. He leaves a wife and nine children. He left them with the legacy of an upright Christian life.
He died in faith and peace. J.H. Dickerson.

[NI06881] Mrs. Nan Poovey Garrison died Saturday night at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Albert Fletcher, where she has made her home for several years. She had been in failing health for about two years and death was not unexpected.
She was born in South Carolina ninety years ago and came to Texas many years ago. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member, by Rev. Russell of Garland, assisted by Rev. Jones of Fort Worth in the presence of a large crowd.
She was preceded in death by her husband and five children and is survived by five children, Jim Garrison of Rowlett, Will Garrison of Dallas, Mrs. Nan Sebastian of Garland and Mrs. Emma Fudge of Port Arthur; seventy-two grandchildren, one hundred twenty-three great grandchildren and twelve great great grand-children; one brother, Gus Poovey, and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Will Willeford, Jim Parker, Ed Coyle, Sam Tomlinson, Reef Anderson and Clarence Stultz.
Interment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

17 877 877 Poovey David 45 M Carpenet 1,836 N.C.
18 877 877 Poovey Lucretia 42 F Dom. Scotland
19 877 877 Poovey Wm 18 M Carpenter Y.D. SC
20 877 877 Poovey Dunkin 16 F Farmer Out Y.D. SC
21 877 877 Poovey Nancy 14 F Y.D. SC
22 877 877 Poovey Robt 12 M Y.D. SC
23 877 877 Poovey Kate 10 F Y.D. SC
24 877 877 Poovey Agustus 7 M Y.D. SC
25 877 877 Poovey Johny 4 M Y.D. SC
36 879 879 Poovey Catherine 20 F Out Dom. Y.D. SC

[NI06883] Garland Daily News
9-21-1900 Mrs. I. Poovey of Rusk Co..mother of AF Poovey..sister to Uncle

Lucretia Poovey was born Feb. 15, 1818, in Scotland, and in the same year was brought by her parents to South Carolina where she was raised to womanhood; professed the Christian religion at 15 years of age and joined the Presbyterian church, in which she lived a consistent life; was married to David Poovey Oct. 24, 1839; moved to Texas in an early day. Here they lived and raised a respectable family of children, some of whom are our highly esteemed neighbors. She became a member of the C. P. church at Pine Grove in 1871, in which she was faithful till death, which occurred Sept. 8, 1900, being 82 years, 6 months and 23 days old. A good woman gone; a mother in Israel has falllen. One by one we are crossing the narrow stream of death; soon we shall be gathered home. Let us be true to ourselves, our country and our God and all will be well. L.E. Tipps

[NI06884] 1880 Rusk Co, Texas Census Fam & Dwelling # 365/366
POOVEY, D.M. W M 38 head Farmer SC SC SC
Ashsah W F 48 wife K.H. SC NC VA

1900 Rusk Co, Texas Census Fam & Dwelling # 285/288
Poovey, Duncan M. head 3/1844 56 M 32 SC NC Scot
Achsah wife 5/1830 70 M 32 5 2 SC VA VA
Wallace, James H. gson 4/1883 17 S TX SC TX
Flora gdau 3/1890 10 S TX SC TX

1910 Rusk Co, Texas Census Fam & Dwelling # 211/213
Poovey, Duncan M head 66 M 5 SC NC SC
Nettie wife 60 M 5 SC SC SC

Obituary dated 8/2/1921 in R.C. News

From his pension file "captured at Petersburg Va at Battle of Five Forks. Paroled at Point Lookout Md - middle May 1865."
"The records show that D.M. Poovey, private, Company E, 17th South Carolina Infantry, C.S.A., enlisted March 27, 1862, and that he was captured April 1, 1865, at Five Forks, and released June 16, 1865, at Point Lookout, Maryland, on taking the oath of allegiance."

Texas Probate Index
Poovey, D. M. deceased Mar 30 1922 Rusk

[NI06885] HENDERSON TIMES 11/25/1930
On October 28, the Death Angel visited the house of Mrs. R.A. Poovey and took from her her loving husband. He was 83 years of age. He came from South Carolina in 1847, was married to Sarah Ann Welch and made his home near Zion Hill, where he had lived for 56 years.
He united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in South Carolina at the age of 15. He loved his church and was thoroughly concentrated to all the obligations it imposed and was never known to respond to its calls [sic]. He uttered prayers as long as he was able to speak, and was always ready and willing to testify for his Saviour, but for many years he was unable to attend church services. We have a vacant chair in our home and we miss his sweet smiles, but God knows best and earth's loss is Heaven's gain. Mr. Poovey had a smile for everyone he came in contact with.
For years he had been confined to his home but he bore his suffering without a word of complaint. He loved his home and children and was never too tired when his day's work was over to take his children upon his knee and sing to them from the old hymn book. All that his loving hands could do was done, but God knew best, so He took him home to Heaven to sing with the angels.
Mr. Poovey left to mourn his death, his wife, one brother, one sister, eight children, thirty-four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
His body was laid to rest at Pine Grove, October 30. Funeral services were conducted by Re. Cates. --Ruth.

1880 Rusk Co, Texas Census p 201a
POOVY, Robert head 31 TX SC
T William son 3 TX TX TX
Arch son 1

1900 Rusk Co, Texas Census Fam & Dwelling # 149/150
Poovey, Robert A head 11/1848 51 M 26 SC NC Scot
Sarah A wife 9/1857 42 M 26 12 9 TX GA GA
Archie F son 3/1879 21 TX SC TX
John L son 11/1883 16 TX SC TX
David A son 2/1886 14 TX SC TX
Homer F son 3/1888 12 TX SC TX
Augustus A son 7/1891 8 TX SC TX
Erah A dau 2/1894 6 TX SC TX
Axie P dau 6/1896 3 TX SC TX
Lucretia mother 2/1818 82 1 1 Scot Scot Scot

1910 Rusk Co, Texas Census Fam & Dwelling # 253/253
Poovey, R.L. head 63 M 35 SC GA GA
Sarah A wife 63 M 35 13 9 TX GA GA
Author A son 18 TX SC TX
Evie A dau 16
A. P. dau 14
Joe W. B. son 8

From his pension file "was discharged at Spatenburg, South Carolina in April 1865, because General Lee had surrendered" "Company K, Commanded by Capt. James Hunter, 4th Regiment, Commanded by Maj. Hutchison, South Carolina Militia, General Blouchard - Infantry"

29 879 879 McCall J.N. 37 M Farmer 1,520 298 Y.D. SC
30 879 879 McCall Dorothy 34 F Dom. Y.D. SC
31 879 879 McCall Reuben 12 M Y.D. SC
32 879 879 McCall John 9 M Y.D. SC
33 879 879 McCall David 6 M Y.D. SC
34 879 879 McCall Robt 5 M Y.D. SC
35 879 879 McCall Frances 2 F Y.D. SC
36 879 879 Poovey Catherine 20 F Out Dom. Y.D. SC

[NI06887] Misc. Obituaries from various Dallas County Newspapers
Most from Garland News
6-25-1915 Harmon Newman died... Born at Alabama on 5-27-1832, he came to Tx in 1856, married Miss Emmaline McDaniel in 1857..She died in 1878. She is survived by 9 chldren, 2 preceded her in death. The 9 are: 6 daughters Mrs... M.C. Raney, Gus Poovey, Ernest McCallum, Dave Compton, Lum Weaver
and Obe McCallum and 3 sons, Dr. G.W. Newman, J.D. Newman and Sam Newman.

5-12-1938 Gus Poovey buried at Pleasant Valley..born at Rock Hill,York Co SC. He married Miss Mary Ann Newman in 1874. She died in 1927. Survivors are 3 sons: D.F. W.H. N.E. and 4 daughters : Mrs. D.H. Pelton, Mrs. Bryant Poore, Mrs. W.C. Scoggins and Mrs. R.H. Clark.

[NI06893] See notes on Lois.

[NI06900] 1840 York Co, SC Census
G625 GARRISON Arthur M-70 516 299 No Twp Listed

1860 York Co, SC Census Ebenezer, page 391
39 449 449 Garison Arthur 50 M Farmer 2,200 400 Y.D. SC
40 449 449 Garison Mariah 50 F Y.D. SC
1 449 449 Garison Wm 19 M Out Farm Y.D. SC X
2 449 449 Garison Zenus 16 M Y.D. SC X
3 449 449 Garison Sarah 14 F Y.D. SC X

[NI06902] Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper York County, South Carolina
Issue of May 5, 1859. "In this District, on the 26th ultimo, by Rev. Landy Wood, Mr. P. T. Garrison, and Miss Mary Ann. daughter of Mr. Wm. Sturgis."

1860 YORK CO, SC CENSUS Page 426
27 1009 1009 Garrison P.P. 21 M Carpenter 100 Y.D. SC
28 1009 1009 Garrison Mary A. 22 F Dom. Y.D. SC

Land Records, Bradley Co, Arkansas
GARRISON PETER 25 15S 10W 0 1860/09/01
GARRISON PETER 26 15S 10W 0 1860/09/01
GARRISON PETER 26 15S 10W 0 1860/09/01
GARRISON PETER 26 15S 10W 160 1860/09/01
GARRISON PETER 35 15S 10W 160 1860/09/01
GARRISON PETER 36 15S 10W 0 1860/09/01
GARRISON PETER 10 16S 10W 40 1860/09/01
GARRISON PETER 10 16S 10W 0 1861/04/01
GARRISON PETER 10 16S 10W 0 1861/04/01
GARRISON PETER 11 16S 10W 0 1861/04/01
GARRISON PETER 11 16S 10W 0 1861/04/01
GARRISON PETER 15 16S 10W 320 1861/04/01

[NI06903] 1860 York Co, SC Census Rock Hill, page 383
5 304 304 Garison John 25 M Farmer 1,700 Y.D. SC
6 304 304 Garison M.A. 23 F Y.D. SC
7 304 304 Garison Elizabeth 6 F Y.D. SC
8 304 304 Garison Jane 4 F Y.D. SC
9 304 304 Garison Thos 2 M Y.D. SC
10 304 304 Garison Ann 7/12 F Y.D. SC

November 21, 1863: Enlisted in Confederate Army, Co E, 17 Regiment, Columbia, South Carolina
December 21, 1863: 30 day Medical leave.
January 21, 1864: Dies at home from Fever and Chronic Diarrhea.

[NI06905] ii. Sarah Ann, GGG Aunt. Born on 13 Nov 1838 in York County, South Carolina. Sarah Ann died in 1852/1932, she was 13.

In 1855/1927 when Sarah Ann was 16, she married Elias Newton FARIS. Born in 1821/1841 in York County, South Carolina. Elias Newton died in 1855/1885, he was 34.

[NI06907] November 23, 1862, he is a Cpl., in Company E, 17th Regiment South Carolina Infantry. He fractured his left collar bone, November 23, 1862, while he was with Elliotts Brigade, Company E., 17th Regiment South Carolina. On July 27, 1864 he was in Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia with his fractured collar bone. August 3, 1864 Zenus was released to duty from Jackson Hospital and was captured ar Five Forks, Virginia on April 2, 1865, he was a prisoner of war, Lookout Point, Maryland. On June 27, 1865, he took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.

[NI06914] They settled in the area between Midway and Armstrong in Bryan County. They lived in a tent until they could build a house. Before John could complete the house Cordellia died 22 February 1910. John never did complete the house nor did he ever marry again(4) .
4. Estelle Cordellia Harris, Grandddaughter

Sept 9, 1910, J.F. Boyd bought 70 acres more or less from J.W. Gentry and Minnie Gentry for Twelve Hundred Dollars, and the grantee assumes a Mortage of Three Hundred Sixty Dollar (360.00) given to one Harry Flnyton, August 24, 1910, and bearing interest at 6%.
Dale Boyd

[NI06915] 1840 York Co, SC Census
G625 GARRISON Josina M-70 516 298 No Twp Listed

1850 York Co, SC Census
G625 GARRISON JOSINA P. M-43 868 194 York Dist.

[NI06916] 1860 York Co, SC Census Ebenezer, page 391
2 441 441 Pierce Mary B. 48 F 1,630 5,700 Y.D. SC
3 441 441 Pierce Josiah 19 M Y.D. SC
4 441 441 Garison Sarah 79 F 35
REMARKS: Sarah, No Birth Place Listed, Deaf

[NI06920] 1850 Federal Census
G625 GARRISON ELIAS J. M-43 868 192 York Dist.

[NI06937] 1850 Federal Census
G625 GARRISON JOHN M-43 868 191 York Dist.

22 465 465 Garison John 54 M Farmer 1,000 420 Y.D. SC
23 465 465 Garison Jane H. 50 F Y.D. SC
24 465 465 Garison Mary E. 20 F Y.D. SC
25 465 465 Garison Hariet L. 18 F Y.D. SC
26 465 465 Garison Wm S. 14 M Y.D. SC X
27 465 465 Garison Rebecca 7 F Y.D. SC X
28 465 465 Garison Cyntha 3 F Y.D. SC

Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper York County, South Carolina
Issue of November 17, 1859
On the 8th inst., by Rev. L. Wood, Mr. Jos. H. Cathcart, and Miss Sarah E., daughter of John Garrison, all of York District.

[NI06938] 1840 Federal Census
G625 GARRISON Mark M-70 516 297 No Twp Listed

1850 Federal Census
G625 GARRISON MARK M-43 868 191 York Dist.

37 467 467 Garison Mark 57 M Farmer 1,440 377 Y.D. SC
38 467 467 Garison Sarah H. 28 F Y.D. SC
39 467 467 Garison Elias B. 20 M Out Farmer Y.D. SC
40 467 467 Garison Isaac A. 18 M Out Farmer Y.D. SC
1 467 467 Garison John M. 16 M Out Farm Y.D. SC
2 467 467 Garison Wm D. 13 M Y.D. SC
3 467 467 Garison Saml L. 3 M Y.D. SC
4 467 467 Garison Jas F. 2 M Y.D. SC
5 467 467 Garison Infant 3/12 M Y.D. SC
6 468 468 Garison Triphena 50 F 216 100 Y.D. SC

Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper York County, South Carolina
Issue of November 17, 1859
In this District, on the 15th inst., by Rev. L. Wood, Mr. John H. Caton and Miss Sarah Jane, daughter of Mark Garrison.

[NI06942] 1860 York Co, SC Census Zeno, page 422
37 943 943 Jackson Mary 43 F Dom. 936 2,200 Scotland
38 943 943 Jackson Violet J. 17 F Out Dom. Y.D. SC
39 943 943 Jackson David A. 14 M Y.D. SC X
40 943 943 Jackson Jas P. 12 M Y.D. SC X
1 943 943 Jackson Wm B. 10 M Y.D. SC X

[NI06954] 1850 Federal Census
M245 McCALLUM DUNCAN M-43 868 301 York

11 864 864 McColum Dunkin 76 M Farmer 3,000 17,900 Scotlane
12 864 864 Williams Janet 43 F Dom. Scotland

29 879 879 McCall J.N. 37 M Farmer 1,520 298 Y.D. SC
30 879 879 McCall Dorothy 34 F Dom. Y.D. SC
31 879 879 McCall Reuben 12 M Y.D. SC
32 879 879 McCall John 9 M Y.D. SC
33 879 879 McCall David 6 M Y.D. SC
34 879 879 McCall Robt 5 M Y.D. SC
35 879 879 McCall Frances 2 F Y.D. SC
36 879 879 Poovey Catherine 20 F Out Dom. Y.D. SC

J. Homer McCallum to Miss Mattie Lee Werner 31 May 1898 Book Q p. 382 Dallas Co. TX.

[NI06971] or born abt 1644 in Heirs, France.

[NI06975] Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper York County, South Carolina
Issue of April 19, 1865
Married on the 6th instant, by Rev. S. L. Watson, Sergt. W. A. J. McCallum and Miss Cynthia A., daughter of Maj. A. A. McKenzie.

I don't know if this is Alex's son.

Dallas Co Directory 1881-1882 McCollum, W. A. J.

[NI06976] Misc. Obituaries from various Dallas County Newspapers
Most from Garland News
10-14-1909 Cythnia Adeline MacKenzie McCallum die at her home in Pleasant Valley. She was born in York Co, SC on March 24,1844. She married William Augustus Joseph McCallum on Jun.6,1875. He came to Tx in 1871 to Rusk Co, and came to Pleasant Valley in 1874. Survivors are her children:
Ernest Haskell, Ono, Claude, Edythe Lola, Calos Lorraine, Percy McNeil, who died at age two. Her sister of NC, her brother Dr. A.H. McKenzie of Daedanelle, Ark. Local relative is W.H. Roach.

[NI06977] Misc. Obituaries from various Dallas County Newspapers
Most from Garland News
9 or 4-30-1926 Ray Compton succumbed to Thypoid..s/o S.W. Compton of Pleasant Valley, he died Sunday. Interrment was at Pleeasant Valley. Pall bearers were Boyce Armstrong, McClain Moorman, Haskell McCallum, Monroe Huston and Langdon McCallum, his friends. He was a senior at the high

9-10-194? Ernest H. McCallum,75, died Monday at St.Paul sanitarium.. Burial at Pleasant Valley.

[NI06984] Misc. Obituaries from various Dallas County Newspapers
Most from Garland News
11-28-1928 Mrs. Gus Poovey ..born Apr.10,1858, married A.F. Poovey 11-8-1874. They had 8 children, all but one are still living. Dave died 1918, Mrs. R.H. Clark, Mrs. P.H. Pelton, Mrs. W.C. Scoggins, Mrs. B.H. Boone and Duncan and Nolan Poovey. Her brother and sister also survive her.

[NI06985] Misc. Obituaries from various Dallas County Newspapers
Most from Garland News
6-25-1915 Harmon Newman died... Born at Alabama on 5-27-1832, he came to
Tx in 1856, married Miss Emmaline McDaniel in 1857..She died in 1878. She
is survived by 9 chldren, 2 preceded her in death. The 9 are: 6 daughters
Mrs... M.C. Raney, Gus Poovey, Ernest McCallum, Dave Compton, Lum Weaver
and Obe McCallum and 3 sons, Dr. G.W. Newman, J.D. Newman and Sam Newman.

[NI06986] Misc. Obituaries from various Dallas County Newspapers
Most from Garland News
7-30-1925 M.E. McDaniel died while visiting stepsons Jack Routh and A.E. Pendleton at the home of his son Harmon McDaniel, Dallas Co., last Thursday. 86 years old, he suffered from asthma and enlarged heart. He was taken to Henrietta for burial. Mrs.John Routh and son Charlie attended the funeral. Besides his wife, who is 80, he is survived by 1 brother in Ok and 4 sons, 1 daughter and 1 stepchild.
(probably her brother)

5-1928 Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McDaniel,82, die at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.E. Hohenstein in Henrietta. She lived in Oregon with her chidren and last husband, returned to Garland after his death. Mrs. McDaniel was married three times, 1st to John Routh, 2nd to William Pendleton and 3rd to W.R. McDaniel. She is survived by 9 children John Routh and Ed Pendleton of Dallas, Mrs. S.E.Hohenstein of Henrietta, Mrs.Fannie Greer of Halett,Ark., Mrs Maud Matlock, Mrs.Ollie Matlock,and Mrs. Bessie
Rattertree, all of Oregon, William Pendleton of Wheeler snd Mrs. S.A. Douglas of Whichita Falls. She is survived by brother Amos Saunders of Dallas and sisters Mrs. Porter Wright of Richardson, Mrs Brown of Mo. and Mrs. Harvy Wilson of Garland. She lived on Oregon with her children and returned to Garland after the death of her latest husband. Services were held at Henrietta last Saturday.

[NI06987] 3-28-1932 Sally McCallum,age 66, married Ernest H. McCallum in Nov.18,1886, died at home in Garland. Born Mar.31,18??, burial was at Pleasant Valley. She is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma Compton, Mrs. Dorothy Tucker and Mrs. Nell McCallum and 2 brothers, Dr. G.W. Newman and
Senator Newman of Pleasant Valley. Four sons survive her, namely, Arthur, Herbert, Joe and Clarence. Two sisters have preceded her in death, Mrs. Maud Roy and Mrs. Gus Poovey.

[NI06988] 3-18-1960 Mrs. Nellie Newman McCallum,63, died at her home on 3rd St. She was boen Mar.2,1877 in Pleasant Valley to H.R. and Emma Newman. Marrried to Obe H. McCallum, she was buried at Restland. She is survived by 6 daughters, Mrs. Harrry Jones, Mrs. Hurl Browning, Mrs. William Squibb, Mrs.
Hazel Phelps, Mrs L.B. Browning, Mrs. L.P. Wilbanks and 1 sister, Mrs. Lum Tucker.

[NI06989] 12-24-1944 Dr. G.W. Newman died at St.Paul. Born at Pleasant Valley on Feb.18,1861. He was married to Betty Munday, who died 1934. He graduted from Tulane University. Survivors are 6 sons: James O., Guy C., Clint D., Tom R., Gene H., and George Newman, 2 daughters: Margaret and Mrs. Tom S.

10-1-1946 Guy Newman,57, s/o the late doctor G.W. Newman and Mrs. Newman died in an accident...

[NI06990] 6-18-1933 J.D. Newman dies in car crash in Carrolton on his way home from a fishing trip...born at Pleasant Valley on Dec.7,1906..married Nell Harris Feb.6,1932. He is survived bt his wife, mother, brothers and sisters: Charlie, Mrs. C.R. Shugart, Mrs. C.R. Lyles, Harmon, Nell, Guy, and George W.
(JD Jr?)

1-15-1955 G.W. Newman,53, retired policeman, dies of a heart attack in Wylie. Born Sep.25,1901 in Pleasant Vallet to Mr. and Mrs J.D. Newman...survived by wife and 2 daughters, Mrs. Ken Jordan and Miss Connie Newman, son James W., 3 brothers, Charlie,Ray and Harmon, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Clfton South, Mrs. Carl Lyles and Mrs. Nell Doll. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery.
(another son?)

[NI06991] 9-9-1944 Samuel R. Newman died Saturday morning at his home on Austin St. of a heart attack. THey had just move to Garland last Tuesday from Pleasant Valley due to his ill health. Born Aug.11,1872 to H.R. and Emma Newman, he married Miss Flora Nelson on Dec.13,1900. Burial was at Pleasant Valley.
Survived ny: 3 daughters, Mrs. Anna Lee Alston, Mrs. Sally Marsand Mrs. Kate Merritt, 1 brother Dr. G.W. Newman and 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma Compton, Mrs. Dorothy Tucker and Mrs. Nell McCallum.

[NI06993] 9 or 4-30-1926 Ray Compton succumbed to Thypoid..s/o S.W. Compton of Pleasant Valley, he died Sunday. Interrment was at Pleeasant Valley. Pall bearers were Boyce Armstrong, McClain Moorman, Haskell McCallum, Monroe Huston and Langdon McCallum, his friends. He was a senior at the high

[NI07028] 5-13-1944 Victor McCallum dies in hospital...born in ChesterCo,SC... survived by sisters, Mrs. Walter Cooper and Mrs. Virgil Ramsey and brothers, Marion and Tommy.

[NI07030] 11-29-1942 Wilkes McCallum dies. Survivors are daughters: Mrs. Lila Compton, Mrs. Reta Womack; Mrs. Lila Wiseman, Mrs. Addie Bell Williams.; sons : Clive, H.A. and David?; father :John N. ; 3 brothers: Vick,Tommy and Marion; 2 sisters: Mrs. Walter Cooper and Mrs Virgil Ramsey.
McCallum, W. W. and Georgia, Pleasant Valley, a girl. - January 10, 1904, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 23, col. 2.

[NI07073] 1850 Federal Census
G625 GARRISON JOSINA P. M-43 868 194 York Dist.

[NI07075] Confederate Soldier(2)
2. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Roll #193: Dale Boyd

Peter Brown Garison served in the South Carolina House of Representative in 1878. He was a member of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, York County, South Carolina. Peter Garison served longer than any other ruling elder in Ebenezer's history - 60 years! Ordained on November 29, 1845, he served until his death. His father Josina served for 40 years. Sons R. G. and Eugene served 11 and 24 years respectively, R.G. "Dick", served with his father until he resigned to move to Arkansas in 1905. For 124 years a Garison was on the Ebenezer's Session. (1)
1. Garison Cookbook 1998

Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper York County, South Carolina
Issue of July 4, 1861
In this District on the 20th ultimo, Mrs. C. Louisa Garrison, at the age of about 35 years…wife of P. Garrison, a Ruling Elder in
Ebenezer Church.

[NI07113] I don't believe this is Rachel's child. He may not be Pierre's child.

[NI07114] Information obtained from "The Family of Isaac Garrison 1732-1836, Frontiersmen and Soldier of the American Revolution", page 334. (Isaac Jr.)

[NI07116] In 1761, Cumberland Co., New Jersey he was a contributor to a fund for buying a parsonage for Dividing Creek Baptist Church. Will: January 20, 1770, and approved: November 6, 1770.

[NI07118] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol. 124 #1 Jan 1993 "The Garrison-Gerritsen Descendats of Gerrit Jansen Van Oldenburg Alias Gerrit De Mof" by Phyllis J. Miller, p. 8: "...lived
and died in Salem and Cumberland Cos, NJ..."

[NI07123] Obits dated 12/19/1935 Henderson Times and 12/20/1935 M.E.P. and 12/18/1935 R.C. News.

[NI07142] 1850 SC Federal Census
M245 McCALLUM AMILIA H. M-43 868 301 York
M245 McCALLUM DENEAN A. M-43 868 299 York
M245 McCALLUM DUNCAN M-43 868 301 York
M245 McCALLUNE PETER M-43 868 201 York Dist.

27 834 834 McColum Peter 53 M Farmer 2,700 6,531 Scot Land
28 834 834 McColum Violet 50 F Domestic Y.D. SC
29 834 834 McColum W.A. 20 M Out Far. Y.D. SC
30 834 834 McColum Jane C. 18 F Out Dom. Y.D. SC
31 834 834 McColum Nancy E. 14 F Y.D. SC
32 834 834 McColum John T.D. 11 M Y.D. SC

1870 York Co, SC Fed Census
MCCALLUM, PETER,61, Male, White, SCOT, Bethel Township, 358
MCCALLUM, SAM,42, Male, Black, SC, Bethel Township, 368
MCCALLUM, WILLIAM,29, Male, White, SC, Bethel Township, 404

Dallas county Directory 1881-1882 McCollum, Peter

[NI07149] I have no proof that these are the correct parents.

This company was from Rusk Co., but also had many others from Panola & Nacogdoches Counties. Disease was rampant in this outfit, causing 25 deaths in the last half of 1862 of of the remaining troops, only 1/2 were well enough to make roll call. Capt. Wallace wrote a moving journal account of his company in which he describes much of the suffering of his troops which describes such things as starving, sleeping in the snow without tents or blankets & of the illness they suffered.
Wallace, H. A., Capt., Minden
McCallum, D. A., 1st Lt., Pine Hill

Garland Daily News
9-9-1900 Alex McCallum...age 82 years
Is this Duncan Alexander? I don't know which are his children.

Dallas County Directory 1881-1882 McCollum, D. A. K.

[NI07150] No. 1373
Name: Julia McCOLLUM
Race: White
Nativity: American
Sex: Female
Age: 76
Residence: Garland
Place of Death: Garland
Date of Death: 13 Aug 1904; 10 a. m.
Alien or Citizen: Citizen
Cause of Death: Apoplexy; contributory cause: ateriosclerosis
Name/Residence of Physician/Coroner: Dr. J. C. Armstrong, Garland

[NI07230] Died in the home of A. M. "Tobe" McCallum.

[NI07237] Obit dated 9/28/1932 in Rusk County News

[NI07241] 1910 Rusk Co, Texas Census Fam & Dwelling # 104/104
Poovey, Arch head 33 M 6 TX TX TX
Evie wife 36 M 6 3 2 TX TN TX
Gladdis dau 3 TX TX TX
Claudie son 1 TX TX TX

[NI07243] 1910 Rusk Co, Texas Census Fam & Dwelling # 49/49
Poovey John D head 26 M 5 TX SC TX Farmer
Maudie A wife 21 M 5 MS SC MS
Herman B son 4 TX TX MS
Bessie L dau 2 TX TX MS

[NI07251] Obits dated 2/14/1924 Henderson Times and 2/13/1924 R.C. News.

[NI07271] Obits dated 9/2/1908 and 9/30/1908 in R.C. News

[NI07286] 1920 Texas Soundex, Vol 35, ED25, Sheet 8 Line 73, Collin Co., Plano (city), S. Main St
Bookout, James w 44 NC
Nannie wf 38 TX
William s 20 TX
Alera d 17 TX
Lillian niece 18 TX

James Elizie Bookout
Rites Thursday for J.E. Bookout, 64

Funeral services were to be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Garland Methodist Church for J.E. Bookout, 64, of 2531 Catherine Street, who died in a local hospital Wednesday after falling down a laundry chute in a hotel on South Ervay Street. Rev. Milton Greer and Rev. N.L. Linebough were to officiate. Burial was to be in Restland Memorial Park.

Mr. Bookout never regained consciouness after falling down the chute at the hotel. He had resided in Dallas for the last sixteen years, but prior to that time was a cotton buyer and public weigher at Garland.

Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Alera Brigham, and one son, B. Bookout all of Dallas.

James Elzie Bookout
James Elzie Bookout of Dallas, whose funeral services were held last Thursday in the local Methodist Church, came to Garland 34 years ago. His fine, clean young manhood inspired the confidence of the fellow citizens and he was elected public weigher the first year of his residence here. He served three consecutive terms as weigher.

Mr. Bookout was a man of untiring energy. During the time his public services did not keep him employed he served as contractor and many of the older homes around Garland were built by him. It is recalled by some that he taught penmanship to a class of young men at night.

He moved his family to Murphy in 1916 where he became cashier of the bank for a number of years. During the last 16 years he had lived in Dallas. Few men have left a more noble heritage than has Mr. Bookout. As was stated at his funeral, his friend were legion because he kept the precepts of friendship sacred. Truth and honor might have been his motto so surely did he observe them. He was keenly devoted to his family, living in close association with each member down through the years.

[NI07289] The Daily Times Herald Dallas, TX 4 May 1953 7-4
Passed away Sunday. Residence 438 N. Irving Heights Drive, Irving, Texas. Survived by wife, Mrs. Marie Bookout, daughter, Miss Jeanne Bookout, Irving; sons, James & William Bookout, Irving; sister, Mrs. Alera Brigham, Dallas; Mother, Mrs. J.E. Bookout, Dallas. Services 1 p.m. Monday Lamar & Smith Chapel. Rev. J.E. Lindsey officiating. Interment Restland. Pallbears: C.L. Patton; A.C. Moffett; L.G. Harper; J.J. Mason; C. Lingenfelder; N.C. Black. Lamar & Smith WO-2146

[NI07334] NATIONAL AWARD is provided by the PPA to national and international affiliated associations which confer this special honor in recognition of outstanding service to professional photography performed by an individual usually in the association’s region. Recipients are selected by the affiliated association.
Poovey, Odell 1980 SWPPA

[NI07387] married before 07/12/1951.

[NI07410] Unsure of his parentage.

[NI07411] She married D.B. McCallum, not necessarily David B. Could be David B. Jr.

[NI07428] married before 07/12/1951.

[NI07596] CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: AL COUNTY: Greene REEL NO: M432-6 PAGE NO: 337
REFERENCE: F. P. Strother 27th day of Decr. 1850
35 1468 1468 Richardson Goin C. 45 M Farmer 6,000NC
36 1468 1468 Richardson Nancy 36 F NC
37 1468 1468 Richardson Martha P. C. 17 F AL X
38 1468 1468 Richardson John A. 15 M Student AL X
39 1468 1468 Richardson George W. 14 AL
40 1468 1468 Richardson Laura A. 13 F AL X
41 1468 1468 Richardson William J. 11 M AL X
42 1468 1468 Richardson Ophelia F. 9 F AL
1 1468 1468 Richardson Allice A. 8 F AL
2 1468 1468 Richardson Dempsey H. 5 M AL
3 1468 1468 Richardson Goin B. 4 M AL
4 1468 1468 Richardson Augustus A. 2 AL
5 1468 1468 Richardson Nancy Ann 6/12 AL

[NI07605] Houston Post, Saturday, December 19, 1942, p. 11
McSHAN, William H., 70, of 202 Paige, died at 3:30 pm Friday in a hospital. He had lived in Houston 33 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Irene McShan; 5 daughters, Mrs. E. J. Scott, Mrs. H. E. Westerman, Mr. J. E. Yerkes, and Mrs. J. F. Winter of Houston, and Mrs. A. E. Kissenger of Dallas;
2 sons, J. D. Browne of Houston, and J. E. Browne of Albuquerque, N. M.; a brother C. H. McShan of Houston and 10 grandchildren. Services 3:30 pm Sunday at Earthman Funeral Home, Rev. E. F. Lehmberg officiating.

Houston Post, Sunday, December 20, 1942
Burial at Brookside Cemetery. Pallbearers- nephews, Tom B. Faulkner, Ernest & Raymond Convoy, Elbert McShan, G. H. Galney, and Ned Harrall.

[NI07642] Most of this tree is not supported by my own sources, it should be considered as a good probability rather than absolute fact.

Children of Flora Call and Elias Disney are:

10 i. Ruth Flora10 Disney.

11 ii. Herbert Disney, born December 8, 1888.

12 iii. Raymond Arnold Disney, born December 30, 1890 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

13 iv. Roy Oliver Disney, born June 24, 1893 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

14 v. Walter Elias Disney, born December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois; died December 15, 1966 in Burbank, Los Angeles, California.

Generation No. 10

14. Walter Elias10 Disney (Flora (Flora9 Call, Charles 8, Eber7, Fanny 6 Johnson, Mercy5 Fox, Thomas 4, Hannah 3 Burroughs, George2, Nathaniel1 was born December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, and died December 15, 1966 in Burbank, Los Angeles, California. He married Lillian Marie Bounds. Walt Disney was the founder of the Disney Studios, associated production companies, and theme parks.

[NI07704] Lost Lovelys
Author: Ann Robinson Date: 6 Mar 2001 3:56 PM GMT
I am looking for descendents of Martha A. Lovely married to Solomon Adkins and had two children; William J. born 1848 and Evaline born 1850. Also looking for Marthas brother, Caswell his wives was Milley Leach and Mary Jane Wood. His children were; Melton born 1854, Talitha born 1856, William R. born 1858, and Mahuldy C. born 1860. Any help appreciated. Please reply to this board or to; Thank you. []

[NI07714] Milam Co Births

Bell Co Deaths
Matcek, Marvin R 16-Apr-1982 M

NORA MATCEK 28 Feb 1900 17 Aug 1992 76520 (Cameron, Milam, TX) (none specified) 454-76-6220

[NI07717] 1860 Bell Co, TX Census, Belton, p. 303a
Anderson Jas. 60 M . farmer 600 500 North Ca. . . . . .
Anderson Elizabeth 54 F . . . . North Ca. . . . . .
Anderson Louisa 20 F . . . . Missouri . X . . .
Anderson Barnard 13 M . . . . Texas . X . . .
Anderson Francis 10 F . . . . Texas . X . . .

Wm Anderson on page 71a 1870 Bell Co Census.

[NI07730] Annetta said Quannah Parker was her uncle. Something happened between Annetta and Pryor and she moved to San Antonio and lived to be 94-95 years old. She wanted to take Emmit with her because he was only 2. Grandpa told her to take all or none because he did not want them seperated. She left them all. Ellen was 4. David was 6.

Annetta's cousin Cynthia

[NI07732] They moved from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Rockbridge, Virginia, then Wilson Co, Tennessee.

[NI07761] They moved from Harrisburg, PA to a place near what is called Guilford courthouse, Carolina. After four years, moved to what is now Danville, Kentucky.

...after becoming old and helpless, was killed by the Indians in 1792 as he sat in his humble cabin....

All descendant information was taken from "History of the Buchanan Family", a memoir of Thomas Buchanan born January 21, 1823 and died 1908, son of John Buchanan Jr. and grandson of Major John Buchanan.

[NI07767] NAME: Buchanan, George R.
WIDOW: Buchanan, Sallie E.
PENSION #: W3200
COUNTY: Davidson, TN

[NI07780] John Price Buchanan, 1891-1893, Farm-Labor. Of pioneer stock, Buchanan was born in 1847 in Williamson County. He was a farmer and a moving spirit in the Farmers’ Alliance, the support of which won him the governor’s seat in 1890. Farmers hoped his election would ensure relief for their problems, but his administration was consumed with the insurrection of the coal miners of eastern Tennessee, reacting to being put out of work by the convict lease system. The violence was brought under control by the state guard, and led to the abandonment of the system. Buchanan established secondary
schools and the Confederate pension program. He had served two terms in the legislature and one as governor when he returned to farming. He died in 1930.

[NI07851] no children

[NI07854] never married

[NI07979] Joachim was deported from Acadia to Virginia, then to England. He was held prisoner of war at Liverpool, England until in 1763 when the French negotiated their freedom. He and his second wife,
Marie Duhon and the family were aboard the vessel ”L’Esturgeon” and departed Liverpool, England for
Morlaix, France the 7 Jun 1763. In 1766, the family was living at Magoric, Parish of Loc Maria,
Belle-Ile-En-Mer, France.
Joachim and six of his children: Augustin -Francois, Jean-Marie, Anne, Felicite-Marie, Catherine and
Vincente-Marie were passengers (Family #34) aboard the ”Le St. Remi” which departed Paimboeuf ,
France 20 Jun 1785, arrived in New Orleans, La 9 Sep 1785. They were moved by boat to The Attakapas
District (St. Martinville, La) 16 Dec 1785. Apparently his three oldest children: Joseph, Simon and
Anne-Perrine stayed in France. From Whitney Dartez

[NI07990] No children.

Mrs. Norma Gorman Wright, of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, writes of the Gorman family reunion, the week-end of June 20, at the Community Center in Van, TX. Attendees celebrated descent from C. Y. Gorman (1867-1935) and his wife, Lucy (Shaddock) Gorman (1875-1967), whose ten children all lived to adulthood and had families of their own.
The original couple grew up near Hallsville and Woodlawn, where they were married in 1897. C. Y. Gorman’s parents were James W. and Mary Delafield Gorman. Mary [Lucy] was one of five children left orphaned by the death of parents in 1879 and 1881, whereupon they were raised by her paternal uncle, Richard Ira Shaddock and his wife, Sarah Koon Shaddock. In 1906 the Gormans moved to Kiowa County, Oklahoma, where they remained. Their three boys were successful business men, and the seven girls became teachers, musicians and artists.
Of the ten children, three survive, and were at the reunion: Mrs. Lucy Gorman Hines, of Tyler; Mrs. Mayme Gorman Barton, of Grapeland, and T. Vernon Gorman of Eagle Nest, New Mexico. Four generations of Gorman families, and cousins attended the weekend festivities planned in detail by Mrs. Vinita (Gorman) Hudgens of Van, and her family. In all, about 60 relatives attended the reunion, from seven states besides Texas. Events included side trips, as well as catching up on family history.

[NI08030] I don't know who their parents are.

[NI08058] Alias: "Ted" Disney, Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever - Harvey "Ted", was a Free Well Baptist minister. He worked in the coal mines and, when he died, he was working for the W.P.A. building concrete bridges and public schools. His last job was building the school house in Crowder, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. He died of typhoid fever at age 28, leaving behind a wife and six small children, ranging in age of four months (twins) to nine years.

[NI08070] 1860 GENESEE CO, Pembroke, page 37, July 10, 1860
12 298 295 Tubbs Jn.A 39 M Farmer 800 100 Vermont
13 298 295 Tubbs Mary 40 F NY
14 298 295 Tubbs Minett 18 F NY
15 298 295 Tubbs Frank 3/12 M NY

[NI08072] CENSUS YR: 1860 TERRITORY: NY COUNTY: Genesee DIVISION: Darien REEL NO: M653-757 PAGE NO: 55
REFERENCE: Enumerated on the 11th day of August 1860 by Warren Pratt
7 465 437 Ashley Phillip B 62 M F Farmer 5,000 500 N.Y.
8 465 437 Ashley Anna 63 F N.Y.

[NI08077] Had 7 children by Rigdon.

[NI08078] 1850 Harrison Co, TX Census Fam # 326
Dunn, M. 30 M Farmer North Carolina
M. A. E. 17 M North Carolina

[NI08083] 1874 TAX LIST
Brazzil, Geo.
Brazzil, John

[NI08085] 1870 Upshur Co, TX Census
McVay, James 50 Blacksmith Georgia
Louisa 38 Tenn.
Jackson 32 Georgia
Blackwell, Mary 21
Brazzil, Johnathon 4 Georgia
Mary 24 Georgia
Georgiann 24 Georgia

Pine Bluff Ark
June 16th 1863
Dear Sister I after a long delay take this opportunity of writing you a few lines to let you no that I am well and do hope when those lines comes to hand they may find you all in good health I have nothing of interest to Write Times is hard here I received a letter from you a few days ago an was glad to here from home once more We are camped at Pine Bluff We came here yesterday We are waiting for orders I don't no we will go The talk is that we will go to Louisiana or some where on the Mississippi river I have not much ider where I would like to see you all very well and eat some of your nice vegetables but I can't come now give my love to all of the girls and neighbors and tell them to write _______ that Pate is well and all the rest that came with me except James Hanley an he was better when I saw him last I must come to a close I remain your Brother untill Death
I.I. McVay to georgie Mcvay
I want you all to write

Letter to Georgia Ann McVay Brazzil
Brayson County, Texas
June the 20th 1879

Dear Sister
I will write you once more I written to you when I was in the vally and i never herd from i receive a letter from Kelley and he told me a bout the Death of your Dear husband I am sorry to her of it I will sher your trouble for you and Children Georggia I want you to write to me and tel me what you are doing and what you are Going to do I am Working on the farm I have bin her Nearly two Months I will stay all Summer and may stay longer I want you to Write to me and tel me wether you have herd from Brother Elie or B. Jack I would to her from them Write to me soon and let me no how you are all geting a long Give my respect to S & M & H [?] and tel them to Write to me thy leave me Well at present Write soon ________ __________ for the time I remain Your Dear Brother I.M. McVay
To Mrs. Georggia Brazzil
Gladewater, Texas
Gregg County
It is raining her now has bin for a Week Crops is fine.

Dear Mrs. Brazzil
Yours to hand and noted Will say in regard to Mr. McVay. Bud McVay as he was called by Most Every Boddy. I remember him Well But has not herd from him for years. I do not know what Ever went with him Who Ever Told you I knew Where he was was mistaken about it I do not Would like to hear from him MySelf
Your Truley
J.M. Mings, Sr.
Bigsandy Texas

[NI08090] Never married.

[NI08152] Morris and Barbara had no children. Morris and Esther had no children. Morris and Monika had no children.

[NI08163] 1880 Gregg Co, TX Census
Brazzil, George 30 head Ala.
Mollie wife Ala.
John T. 2 son Ala.
Mary Feb. 12, 1880 dau. Ala.

Brazzil, Geo.
Brazzil, John

[NI08562] Flint Creek Cemetery, Coryell Co, Texas
Cross, H.J. 11-16-1849 10-27-1906

[NI08707] John Stebbins came to Deerfield and lived on Lot #35, where his house was burned and his entire family taken captive on February 29, 1704. He and his wife and son John are known to have returned from captivity in Canada. In the list of captives made by Stephen Williams in 1731, and published in an appendix to the "Redeemed Captives," Samuel, the second son, is noted as having returned. However, in his father's will made in 1723, he is named among those still in Canada.

JOHN STEBBINS was captured by the Indians and taken to Canada. Tanquay's "Dictionaire Genealogique Des Familles Canadiennes," Volume VII, pp 219 and 558 explains the change in names of this Canadian branch...

While in route to Canada, Abigail Nim's father was killed - she was four (4) years old. Not too much is known of what happened to Abigail (aka Marie-Elizabeth Stebenne) except that she might have been adopted by John Stebbins as she was later known to be baptisted as Marie-Elizabeth Stebenne. The Stebenne name is a French expression of the name Stebbins. While we have no records that Marie-Elizabeth was actually adopted into the Stebbins family, we are making that assumption until further evidence dictates the contrary. Note also that John Stebbins, Jr changed his name to Jean Stebbins I, and that other descendents changed their last name to Stebenne. This generation was the very beginning of the Stebenne family name that is so prevelant in French Quebec, Canada...

In 1667, it is reported that in Northampton, MA, John Stebbins, Jr. had been sentenced to ten lashes, or a forthy-shilling fine (John Stebbins, Sr paid fine) for complicity in a burglary / runaway attempt by three local youths while towns people were in church. In 1674 he was embroiled in another case as five people accused him of "lascivious carriage." New England Outpost, page 82, 138, Richard I. Melvoin, W.W. Norton & Company, 1988.

He served at Springfield under Captain Lathrop and was the only known unwounded survivor of the Bloody Brook Massacre on September 18, 1675. The second day after the massacre he enlisted under Capt. Samuel Mosely and served to the close of the war (1675-76). He took the oath of Allegiance at Northampton on February 8, 1678. He resided for a time in the vicinity of Boston, then moved to Deerfield at its permanent settle in 1682, lot 35.

John Stebbins, Jr. at different dates received land grants at Deerfield and held various offices. At the time of the Deerfield Massacre (February 1704) the house of John Stebbins, Jr. was burned down, he his wife and his five children, along with Abigaiul, his married daughter and her husband, Jacques de Noyen, we captrued and taken to Canada. John Stebbins, Jr., his wife Dorothy and their oldest son John III were later redeemed and returned to New England. His son, Samuel, returned in 1723. The other children all remained in Canada.

John married Dorothy, (born about 1660), the daughter of John and Beatrice Alexander in 1682/83. They were residents of Newton, in the Boston area.

John : Born about 1685. He was taken prisoner in the Deerfield Massacre of 1704 but was returned to Deerfield from Canada with his parents. He married (1) Mary (unknown) in 1714. (2) Hannah Allen, daughter of Edward Allen and Percy Painter.

Abigail : Born about 1687 in Deerfield. She was married on February 3, 1704 to Jacques de Noyon, one of three Frenchmen (captives) living in Deerfield, by the Rev. John Williams. (Miss C Alice Baker in her report on the Deerfield captives reported that it was in Boucherville, Quebec, that she discovered records on the De Noyon's ancestors. Abigail was baptised in Montreal on May 17/28, 1708 by the name of Marguerite and he sponsors were Mr. Vaudreuil, Governor of Canada and Marguerite Bonat Pascaud, the wife of one of the Vaudreuil's generals.

Samuel : born December 25, 1688. He was living in Canada in 1723.

Thankful : born September 5, 1691 at Deerfield, MA. She was baptized on April 23, 1707 in Chambly, Quebec, Canada, and given the name Louise Therese. The godparents were Squire Rene Hertel de Rouville and Madame de Perigny, wife of the commander of Fort Chambly. She was married on February 4, 1711, at Boucherville, to Adrien Charles LeGrain, dit Lavalee age 23, a malitia captain, the son of Charles and Louise Lafortune Bonnet. Present at the wedding was Jacques de Noyon, her brother-in-law. The marriage contract was prepared by Notary Tailhandier on February 1, 1711. In attendance were Joseph DeNoyon and Marguerite Steben, brother-in-law and sister of the bride.

Ebenezer : born December 5, 1694, at Deerfield, MA. He was one of the Deerfield Massacre captives. He was baptised in Chambly and received the name Jacques-Charles.

Joseph : born on April 12, 1699 in Deerfield, MA. It was Joseph who became the French Canadian connection of Alice Stebenne Nadeau (Branston, RI)...

References : Memoires de la Societe Genealogique Canadienne Francaise. Volume XXI No. 3, July-September, 1970.

[NI08720] "ROWLAND STEBBINS died in Northampton, MA December 14, 1671, but no stone was erected to designate the exact spot of interment. Dr. Daniel Stebbins, about the year 1806, had the early burial ground at Northampton, MA examined to discover the precise spot where the remains of Rowland Stebbins were buried, but, failing in this attempt, in 1840 he caused a granite cenotaph to be erected to his memory, in the center of his family square in the new burying ground, on the east side of which is the following inscription. ROWLAND STEBBINS - The supposed ancestor of all of the name in America, came from the west of England to Springfield with his sons John and Thomas, about 1668 removed to Northampton and there died 1671. DANIEL STEBBINS of the 6 generation from Thomas, was born Apr 2, 1766." (Greenlee Volume I, page 56)...

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Rowland Stebbins, dated the first day of the first month, 1669
"Know all men by these presents, that I Rowland Stebbins of Northampton in Hampshire, in the Colony of Massachusetts: having my perfect memory, through the goodness of GOD, though very weak and sick in body, wayting for my great Change, w'ch I desire the Lord in mercy to fit me for -- doe make and ordayne this to be my last will and testament -- viz In fe I committ my soule to God, that made it, and to the Lord Jesus Christ that redeemed it, by his most precious blood: and doe hope it shall be united to him forever, and my body to be in comly and decent manner buryed, hoping at the Great Day of the Resurection, the Lord Jesus will change the vile body, and fashion it like to his Glorious body and so shall be forever with the Lord.

Also I do make my beloved Son John Stebbins to be my full and Sole Executor which I hope will be faithful in all things committed to his trust -- Also will and desire is that all my Just debts and funeral expenses be satisfyed & paid, and as concerning my outward and worldly Estate, that the Lord in his mercy hath given unto me I dispose of in this manner:

Viz. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Thomas Stebbins he several childred twenty Shillings apiece, to be paid within three years after my decease those that be of age, the Sons to be twenty-one years -- and daughters Eighteen years. I give and bequeath to my son John's Children that is to say to John Stebbins his first born an Iron pott, my bed and bed clothes and all that belongs to it. My best Jackett & wascotte, my old coate and worst paire of gray stockings. I give and bequeath to Benoni Stebbins my best Breeches and new cotton wescotte & twenty shillings -- I give and bequeath to my son John's son Samuel my old Kersey Sute and twenty shillings. I give and bequeath to my son John's other six Children to be paid unto them when they come to age twenty Shillings apeece. I give and bequeath to my son in Law Merricks three daughters, twenty Shillings apiece, to Sarah, Mary and Hannah to be paid within three years after my decease. I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Clarke three pounds to be paid within three years and to her three Children twenty Shillings apeece to be paid within three years after my decease, and to Mary the Bell Metal Skillet. I give and bequath to Mary Maunde ten shillings to be paid within a yeere after my desease. I give and bequeath to my son John Stebbins my Great Brass pott and be best coate, and to my son Johns Wife my best stockings, and as for the rest of my Estate that remaynes my will is, that it should be equally divided between my two beloved sons Thomas Stebbins and John Stebbins.

Also my desire is that my much honored friend Cap't John Pynchon and my beloved brother Robert Bartlett, would be in the overseers of this my last will and testament. That this is my last will and Testament I declare by setting my hand and Seale the first day of the first month Anno Domini 1669-70. My will is that my son John Stebbins doe keepe this my last will and testament.

Signed and Sealed in ye presence of William James, Thomas Hanchett, sen'r.

THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST Whole Number 124, Volume 31, No. 4; starting at page 193, dated October 1955 by John Insley Coddington, F.A.S.C., of Washington DC published the following and we quote its entirety:

"Reference is made to five accounts of the four above-named members of the Stebbing family of Essex, England, who settled in New England in the 1630's. These accounts are, first, the large and excellent work by Ralph Stebbins Greenlee and Robert Lemuel Greenlee, THE STEBBINS GENEALOGY, 2 Vols., Chicago, 1904; secondly, the account of Rowland Stebbing (or Stebbins) in Frank Farnsworth Starr, VARIOUS ANCESTRAL LINES OF JAMES GOODWIN AND LUCY (MORGAN) GOODWIN OF HARTFORD, CT, 2 Vols, Hartford, 1915, Vol 2, pp 21-28; thirdly, the (very brief) account of Editha (Stebbing) (Day) (Maynard) Holyoke in Charles Edwin Booth, ONE BRANCH OF THE BOOTH FAMILY, New York, 1910, p 181; fourthly, the much better and more complete biography of the said Editha and of her husbands, Robert Day (1), John Maynard (1) and Elizure Holyoke (2) in Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgard Francis Waterman, HALE, HOUSE AND RELATED FAMILIES, Hartford, 1952, pp 509-511 and 644-645; fifthly, my articles, "The Family of Frances (Tough) (Chester) (Smith) Stebbing, Wife of Edward Stebbing, of Hartford, Connecticut," in THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, ante, Vol 30, pp 193-204.

Most of THE STEBBINS GENEALOGY is concerned with the descendents of Rowland Stebbing or Stebbins, who came to America with his wife Sarah on the ship FRANCIS of Ipswich, county Suffolk, which sailed from Ipswich "the last of April" 1634. Rowland Stebbing settle briefly at Roxbury, MA., then at Springfield, MA., and later removed to Northampton, MA where he died 14 Dec 1671, leaving four children, from whom the majority of those who bear the name of Stebbins in America are descended. But THE STEBBINS GENEALOGY also contains (Vol2, pp 1117-1119) a section of Martin Stebbins, who settled at Roxbury, MA by 1639, later moved to Boston, and died there about October 1659; and a section (vol 2 pp 1005-1014) on Edward Stebbing, who came to New England before 29 March 1632, settled at "New Town" (later Cambridge), moved in 1636 to Hartford, served as deacon of the church there, and died there, in 1668. THE STEBBINS GENEALOGY also includes (vol 1, pp 13-50) a section entitled "Stebbins in England," in which there are many interesting and valuable items, such as an outline of the history of the parish of Stebbing in Hinkford Hundred, county Essex, from which the family undoubtedly derived its surname; pedigrees of the gentry families that successively held the manor of Stebbing; Stebbing, Stubbing and Stybbing, extracts from the Parish Registers of several parishes in Essex, Suffolk and London; full copies of the wills of four Stebbing residents of Essex and abstracts of the wills of thirteen Stebbing residents of Suffolk, and the like. But the compilers of this fine genealogy were not so fortunate as to discover the parishes in which Rowland, Martin, Edward and Editha Stebbing were baptised. The renown American genealogist, Frank Farnsworth Starr, while working for the late James J Goodwin of Hartford, found the records of the baptisms of Rowland and Martin Stebbing in the gragmentary Parish Registers of St. Mary's Church, Bocking, Essex County. The Bocking Registers also contained references to the Fitch and Goodwin families whe settled in Connecticut, showing that a number of residents of Bocking joined the Puritan emigration to New England in the 1630's. Mr. Starr subsequently edited the Parish Registers of Bocking and they were printed in a very small edition at Mr. Goodwin's expense. After pointing out that the existing Registers are sadly lacking in cointinuity (the Baptisms began in July 1561, with gaps from March 1571 to May 1583, from April 1588 to October 1592, from October 1599 to October 1602, and from 1639 to 1655; the Burials began in November 1558, with gaps from August 1580 to September 1583 and from 1627 to 1655), he lists the following seven Stebbing records:
1561 Gulielmus Stebinge sepultus est 28 May
1592 Rowlandus Stebing filius Thomae baptizatus 5 November
1594 Marinus Stebing filius Thomae baptizamus 28 April
1603 Johannes Leavens et Elizabetha Stebbin nupti 16 June
1618 Rowlandus Stebbing & Sara Whiting nupti 30 November
1624 Gulielmus Stebbing filius Martini Stebbing sepultus est 3 September
1625 Elizabetha Stebbing filia Rowlandi Stebbing sepultus est 15 June

The parish of Bocking is bounded on the south by that of Braintree. In this parish, Mr. Thomas Hooker, the future founder of Hartford, Connecticut, often preached during his ministry in Essex, and among the inhabitants of Braintree were Mr. William Wadsworth, Mr. John Talcott, and the families, who came to New England on the LION in the summer of 1632, and accompanied Mr. Thomas Hooker to Hartford in 1636. The parish Registers of St. Michael's Church at Braintree prior to 1660 have unfortunately been lost, but, as will be seen below, there were also members of the Stebbing family in Braintree in the 1620's. Mr. Frank farnsworth Starr also compiled for Mr. James J Goodwin the ENGLISH GOODWIN FAMILY PAPERS, 3 vols., Harford, 1921, which consist of a mass of English records collected by Mr. Starr in the course of his search for the ancestry of William and Osias Goodwin, of Bocking, who also came to New England in 1632, and settled at Hartford in 1636. Here we find the following references:
Vol 2, p 1148 : Braintree Vestry Book Abstracts, 6 Sept 1619 : Notice given to William Stebbing of a wench intertained at John Beckwiths dwelling on Cursing greene that is supposed to have a greate belly which the Constables have warning to look after.
Vol 2, p 1166 : Braintree Vestry Book, 18 Apr 1625 : The sidesmen of the parish include Edward Stebbing and William Wadsworth.
Vol 2, p 1169 : Braintree Manor Rolls, Easter Monday 1628 : Homage includes Ed(wa)r(d)us Stebbing.

Immediately to the south of Braintree is the parish of Black Notley, and adjoining the latter to the southeast is the parish of White Notely. The late C. A. Hoppin once confided to Dr. Arthur Adams that he was sure that Edward Stebbing, the Hartford settler, was born in one of the two Notleys. Accordingly, I commissioned Miss Helen Thacker of London to examine the parish Registers of both Notleys and abstract all Stebbing records. Miss Thacker found that the Registers of White Notley, which began in 1541, contained no Stebbing entries whatever. But those of SS. Peter and Paul's Church, Black Notley, which commence in 1570 and were examined through 1640, contained the following records:

1593 - Ellin Stebbing the Daughter of Willm Stebbing was baptised the XI day of Nobember 1593.
1594 - Edward Stebbing the sonne of Willm Stebbing was baptised the XXIIII day of February 1594 (1594/5).
1596 - Amy Stebbing the daughter of Willm Stebbing was baptised the 11 day of December 1596.
1598 - Elizabeth Stebbing the daughter of Willm Stebbing was baptised the VII day of May 1598.
1599 - Thomas Stebbing the sonne of Willm Stebbing was baptised the VII day of Marche 1599 (1599/1600).
1603 - Margret Stebinge the daughter of Willm Stebinge was baptised the XVIII day of Marche 1603 (1603/1604).
1583 - John Lawson and Elizabeth Stebbing were maried the X day of September 1583.
1584 - Henry Stebbing and Susan Bacon were maried the XIX day of October 1584.
1587 - Henrie Stebbing and Margett Coppin were married the XXIIII day of March 1587 (1587/1588).
1585 - Susan the wife of Henrie Stebbing was buried the XV day of September 1585.
1590 - Dennis the daughter of Thomas Stebbing was buried the XIX day of November 1590.
1600 - Thomas Stebing was buried the first of September 1600.
1603 - Thomas Stebbyng was buried ye XXI of January 1603 (1603/1604).
1606 - Ellen Stebbinge widdow of Thomas Stebbinge was buried the 26th day of January 1606 (1606/1607).

Miss Thacker reported the following lacunnae in the Black Notley Registers: in the Marriages, the bottom portion of a page cut out after August 1606; marriages began again in November 1606 at top of next page. Owing to this cut there is also a gap ( on the other side of the page) between August 1608 and March 1608/9. Another cut occurs at top of page after Spetember 1632, and entries begin again in May 1633. This cut causes a gap on the other side of the page from February 1635/6 to April 1636. In the Burials, a page covering parts of 1602-3 was defaced and unreadable; there was a part of 1604 that was unreadable and also a part of 1625.

Miss Thacker was further commissioned to search the Feet of Fines in the Public Record Office in London, to try to find a record of disposal of property in Essex by Rowland, Martin or Edward Stebbing at the time of their emigration to New England. Nothing was found. Moreover, no will was found belonging to Thomas Stebbing of Bocking (the father of Rowland and Martin) or to William Stebbing of Black Notley and Braintree (the presumed father of Edward), and there was no record of the Stebbing family in the Lay Subsidies of Hinkford Hundred, Essex, in the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I or Charles I.
Bearing in mind the limitations of our genealogical data, we may venture to set forth tese brief summaries concerning Rowland, Martin, Edward and Editha Stebbing:
1. ROWLAND STEBBING, baptised at Bocking, co. Essex, 5 Nov 1592, son of Thomas Stebbing of Bocking and older brother Martin Stebbing. He married at Bocking, 30 Nov. 1618, Sarah Whiting, whose baptism does not appear in the existing Register of Bocking. Their five known children were presumably born and baptised at Bocking, but none of the baptisms and only one burial of a child of a Rowland Stebbins appear in the fragmentary Registers of that parish. Rowland Stebbing and his family sailed from Ipswich, co. Suffolk, on the Francis, "last of April" 1634. The shipping list gives Rowland's are as 40, wife Sarah, 43, and children Thomas, 14, Sarah, 11, John, 8, and Elizabeth, 6. On arrival in New England, they settled first in Roxbury. Rowland Stebbing was one of the early settlers of Springfield, MA., moved there about 1639, and received land in the second division of that town, 24 Dec. 1640. Sarah (Whiting) Stebbing was buried at Springfield 4 Oct. 1649. Rowland had a seat in the meeting-house at Springfield in 1663, and some time after Feb. 1664/5 he moved again, to live with his son John at Northampton, MA., where he died 14 Dec. 1671, leaving a will dated 1 March 1669/70. The inventory of his goods and chattels, taken 2 Jan. 1671/2, amounted to Pounds 9-5-2; the inventory of his lands, taken 11 Jan. amounted to Pounds 75-3-2; and debts amounted to Pounds 46-2-0 were owing to him (Stebbins Genealogy, vol 1, pp 51-59)."

[NI08748] Alexandre and his wife and family were listed in census of Les Mines, Acadia in the following years: 1693, 1700, 1703, and 1709; they were listedat pisiquid in 1714. This family fled to ile-st-jean in 1750. Alexandre's wife died august 27, 1756.

[NI08754] According to Stephen White on page 1280 of his Dictionnaire he states that he had a request to check certain documents that might prove the relationship of François and Étienne Pellerin if there were dispensations of consanguinty granted to their grandchildren if they married from one family to the other. There was a marriage of Jean-Baptiste-Élie Thibodeau who was a g- grandson of Étienne to Marie-Josèphe Thériot, g- granddaughter of François (registers of St-Jacques de l'Achigan 29 May 1775). No dispensation of consangunity appears in the marriage records. Therefore, Stephen states that it is not possible to prove that they were brothers as certain genealogists assume that they were.

[NI08809] 1850 US Census: Franklin Township, Monroe County, OH; pg 488A

1854 Johnson Co, Iowa Census, Pleasant Valley Twp
3 25 Farley John 4 3 . . 1 1 . 7 .
3 26 Ashby Wm. 2 1 . . 1 1 . 3 .

Woodbury County Courthouse, Death Record Book E, p. 139

[NI08810] 1880 Allamakee Co, Iowa Census p 290b
DEE, James head W M 37 Farmer Ohio VT PA
Nancy wife W F 26 Ohio OH OH
William son W M 8 Iowa OH OH
Mary dau W F 6
Millie dau W F 2

[NI08811] STERLING FARM JOURNAL, October 5, 1933--"Mrs. Nancy Dee Dead--Was Pioneer
Resident of Logan County: Mrs. Nancy McGhee Dee, 80 years of age, a pioneer resident of Logan county, died at her home in Sterling Thursday night. Death came after a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at the church in the Burdett community where Mrs. Dee lived for many years. Rev. C. L. Dean, pastor of the Sterling Christian church, conducted the services. Arrangements were in charge of the Jackson mortuary. Mr. and Mrs. Dee came to the Burdett community about 1885 where Mr. Dee filed on a homestead. They lived in that section until 1916 when Mr. Dee died. Mrs. Dee has lived in Sterling since that time. Surviving Mrs. Dee are six children: Mrs. Mildred Krause and Mrs. Olive Ashby, of Sterling; William Dee of Burdett; Mrs. Mary Howe of Council, Idaho; John Dee of Sioux City, IA; and Mrs. Ida Lukehart of Payette, Idaho."

[NI08822] Elizabeth could be Eliza and Eliza could be Elisha.

[NI08907] Enumerated as Sam W Aldridge on the 1860 Nacogdoches Co, Texas Census
Living with M. Aldridge (Meahania Aldridge Davis).

[NI08908] Hood Co, TX Marriages
DANIEL, R. C. Cunningham,(Mrs)M. J. 5 Dec. 1886 C/134 (104)
DANIEL, W. B. Allen, Lou 24 July 1881 B/177 (012)
DANIELS, M. A. Maberry, N. L. 8 0ct. 1899 D/387 (360)
DANIELS, R. C. Maxwell, Josphine 23 0ct. 1892 D/066 (079)
DANIELS, W. B. Hoodenpyle, M.B. 28 0ct. 1894 D/152 (162)
FANT, W. F. Daniels, Malissa 16 Aug. 1877 A/186 (168)
McCLELLAN, J. R. Daniel, Effie ll Spt. 1889 C/177 (012)
POWELL, G. W. Daniel, M. C. 14 Oct. 1879 B/047 (020)

Daniel, Richard J. TX 19th Cavalry Regiment (Buford's)
Was evidently killed during the war. Where did Sarah go? Did she remarry? The girls were married very young.

[NI08910] From Diann Wells
This line is my step-father's line. He had no children, and no siblings; however, he has many cousins. He died in 1998 and was happy that he knew his extended families that I researched for him. I would be happy to share what I have. Dad was John B. Willbanks (J.B. Willbanks, Jr. on his certificate) and his direct line to the Aldridges is as follows:

parents: John Benton and Florence Alva (Thomas) Willbanks
g parents: Benjamin Franklin and Sallie Loucretia (Baker) Thomas
gg parents: David Marshall Alexander and Nancy Jane(Daniel)Baker
2gg parents: Richard J. and Sarah (Aldridge) Daniel
3gg parents: Drury and Anna Aldridge.

Mrs. N. J. Baker aged 75 years and 6 months died last friday morning at the home of her daughter, mrs. W.H.Morris, about three miles from cleburne on the new alvarado road.
Mrs. Baker was a native of texas having been born at nacogdoches on aug. 1, 1854. She moved to hood county with her parents when an infant, and grew to young womanhood there. On march 11, 1869 , at the tender age of 14 years she was united in marriage to d.M. Baker, then a courageous young man of 18 years. To this union were born eight children, four sons, and four daughters all of whom survive except one daughter who died a few years ago. Mrs bakers husband, the idol of her heart, preceded her in death by one year and four months.
She moved to somervell county in 1906 with her husband, and resided on their farm until 1922 when they moved to terrell to live with a daughter , mrs. B. F. Thomas, who lived only five months after their arrival. They then moved to cleburne and made their home at 106 north allen street, where they resided until the death of her companion. Since that time she has made her home with her son, t. D. Baker. Who resides three miles north of walnut springs. Mrs baker was always kind gentle and patient. On the morning of feb. 6th she remarked to her son""i must go to cleburne." The family was surprised and wondered at this statement, as she had never expressed any desire to go anywhere before and she seemed so serious about it on this occasion. Her son made preparations promptly to comply with her wishes. Soon after arriving at her destination she was taken seriously ill with heart trouble and passed away a week later, fri. Morn at 2:50 o'clock she was a devoted christian and a firm believer in god whom she trusted. She was of the petecostal faith and passed from this life calling on the name of jesus.
She had all of her plans made and was ready for the journey she was to make soon. She spoke of the beauties of heaven and the rest for the tired hands and weary heart. Mrs. Baker also spoke of her dear companion as she had seen him in a vision fo clean hands and feet, and the garments so clean and pure and the smile of heaven on his face. This vision she had before leaving her home for the trip to cleburne. In her last hrs she said "he said he would come back for me"
the eyes are closed, the hands are folded the dear heart is stilled, the loving voice will be heard no more. But we know her sweet humble spirit will ever be near to guide those she loved so much.
Survived by a sister, mrs. Delia garretson, of granite, okla; and seven childre, j.W. Baker, rotan, td baker, walnut springs; ck baker, kimble,;mrs j.A. Dunn,greenfield, okla; mrs wh morris, cleburne; mrs madell morris, walnut springs, and a number of grand children, and great grand children, besides a host of friends and neighbors all of whom mourn her death.
Furnel services were conducted by rev. Ew copeland, of this place interment was made in the long creek cemetery in hood county, last sat. Aft at 2 oclock .
One who loved her

[NI08934] Garland News April 17, 1908
Last Friday night at 12:00 the death of Tipton Thompson occurred at the home of his son, J. W. Thompson, some three miles northwest of town. The funeral was conducted Saturday at 4:00 PM by Elder C. E. Moore at the Mills Cemetery where interment was made.
Mr. Thompson was born in Logansport, Indiana, September 22, 1831. This is where he grew to manhood. In 1851 he moved to California; remaining there several years. He was married on April 5, 1858 to Evaline Coon, in whom he found a faithful, loving and devoted companion for 50 years and one week. In 1879 the Tipton Thompson Family came to Texas remaining until Tipton's death, April 10, 1908.
Mr. Thompson was an industrious and honorable man with high ideals of life and hence he made many friends because he was a friend to many. He became a Christian in 1856 and at no time did he shrink from following faithfully in his Master's Service and was rewarded with a happy, peaceful life.
Tipton and Evaline were blessed with seven children, and a number of grandchildren, who live to mourn his departure. Thus a happy family is separated. This is the lot of man in this world, "The ages of sin is death but the gift of god is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord." May he have attained the biblical ideal in his going. We extend the family our sincere sympathy.

Evaline Coon, b.September 04, 1841, in Indiana, m. Tipton Thompson, b. 1832 in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana. Evaline and her family moved from Indiana to California in the 1840's where she met Tipton Thompson. They married in Hillsburg, California and in 1870 moved to Elkton, Missouri. In 1879 the family moved to Texas. They had 8 children, (1)Lilly Francis Thompson, b. November 28, 1860, (2)Clara Thompson, b. July 15, 1863, (3)Margaret Ellen (Nell) Thompson, b. August 28, 1864, (4) Maud Thompson, b. November 18, 1867, (5) Mary Thompson, b. September 14, 1869, (6) William Albert Thompson, b. April 07, 1872, (7) Elijah Clifford Thompson, b. September 28, 1875, (8)James Wellington Thompson, b. July 02, 1877 (My husbands Great grandfather). Both Evaline Coon Thompson and Tipton Thompson are buried in Mills Cemetery at Garland. They made their home in Mesquite, Texas, also a suburb of Dallas, Texas. If anyone has information, please send it to my email address.

[NI08935] Mrs E T Thompson.

[NI08936] I have material you will like in regard to Tipton Thompson. What I am writing now is all off the top of my head: In about 1979 when I was first gathering family material and asking living family members about family history, I found documents, among the documents that I know were my family's, having to do with the guardianship of the minor children of James Thompson -who died in Logansport about 1829. (I know you have Tipton's birth as 1832, but it had to have been before that). Their mother's name was Catherine. The children whose names I remember were Dunham, Hedge, Tipton, and Margaret. Possibly more than 4. I have never been able to understand just why these documents were with my family's documents.
I have an ancestor named Nancy Thompson whose father was Richard Thompson. I have never been able to find out if this James Thompson was a brother of Nancy. They were of the same generation. As you well know, Thompson research can be very difficult! And my main focus is on other ancestors. If Tipton had a more common given name, I would never have been able to make a connection. [Linda Pugh]

[NI08942] See picture of Lilly Rupard:
Mrs. E. T. Thompson, on the right, and Mrs. J. R. Rupard, next to her, are the elders of the five generations shown in the picture. They came to Texas in a covered wagon and since 1880, have been loyal Texans. In the center of the group is Mrs. Horace Binford, daughter of Mrs. Rupard, and on the left, Mrs. Josie Vance, with little Miss Doris Joe Vance, great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughter, respectively, of Mrs. Thompson.


It's nothing, nowadays, for folks to jump into their automobiles and start out on a journey of 500 or 1,000 miles or so, secure in the knowledge that they will arrive at their destinations within twelve or twenty-four or forty-eight hours or some such a matter.
It was different back in 1880.
It was also different as far back as 1854.
Then, such journeys were made in covered wagons, with a pair or two pairs of heavy set horses or powerful mules for motive power.
Mrs. E. T. Thompson, past 80, but as bright mentally and as strong physically as she was when she came to Texas, remembers that kind of a trip in '80, and also a similar one, out to California, in 1854.
So does Mrs. J. R. Rupard, of 1115 Mount Auburn avenue, who is entertaining her mother, Mrs. Thompson. That is, Mrs. Rupard remembers the 1880 trip--she doesn't go back quite as far as 1854. Mrs. Thompson lives with a son on a farm near Mesquite, where the family settled when they first came to Texas.
"Certainly, I remember coming to Texas," Mrs. Thompson said. "The journey in a covered wagon wasn't any new experience to me. As a 12-year-old girl, I had gone from our old home in Missouri out to California, and I enjoyed it. Of course, the Texas trip didn't carry with it the novelty and the anticipation that I got out of the California experience, but it wasn't unenjoyable at that."

In Gold Rush.
As a girl, Mrs. Thompson was a member of a big party of Missourians who made the California "trek," along with the other Argonauts, in the historic search for gold, which started in 1849. "We didn't find any gold," Mrs. Thompson dryly remarked, "but we did find an ideal climate. Next to Texas, I think California offers the most in the way of comfortable living conditions, and I'd like to see it once more. Our home was up on the side of a mountain and in sight of the ocean--something Texas can't supply, as fine as it is."
Despite the fact that she didn't then -- nor does now -- weigh much over a hundred pounds, Mrs. Rupard did most of the driving down from Missouri in 1880.
"It took us about ten days, as I remember it," Mrs. Rupard said. "We didn't see any wild Indians, as mother did on her California trip. All we saw were in Oklahoma -- then Oklahoma territory -- and they were just the ordinary kind that you find there even now.

Determined to Become Texans.
"Mr. Rupard had already been in Texas, kind of prospecting around, and came back with glowing reports about the new country. That's what decided us to go. My mother's folks had come back from California, so the whole family determined to become Texans.
"We made the start with colors flying. I was young enough to have a keen anticipation of the novelty of the trip, and started out looking for new sensations every day.
"I got them, but driving a hard-pulling pair of mules, with a baby on one arm and handling the wagon brake and the reins with the other hand, kind of wore off as a novelty after a mighty short while. I don't know whether it was a Texas or a Missouri mesquite that was responsible, but Mr. Rupard was laid up in the back of the wagon with chills most of the way, so the driving job fell to me.
"But, we got here all right, and have been here ever since. Dallas is different from what it was in 1880. Now, we ride on rubber tires over smooth, paved roads. I think about that almost springless wagon, the tough-mouthed mules and the rutty, rough roads between Missouri and Texas lots of times."

- March 28, 1926, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Section I, p. 3, col. 2-5.

[NI08943] Divorce Rupard, Mary C. vs. J. E. Rupard Dallas Co, TX 1892
County Directory Rupard, W. J., e 6 (6 miles east of Dallas) 1881-1882; J.J. Rupard is a tenant farmer. Scyene 9 Miles East of Dallas and 1 Mile South of T. & P. R. R.

[NI08946] Related to Bastrop County Wattersons.
L. and Nettie Watterson, a boy. - February 7, 1904, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 9, col. 3-4.

[NI08949] Miss Blanch Stalcup, aged 15 years, died Friday [June 14] at 520 South Ervay street, of tuberculosis. - June 16, 1901, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 4-5.

[NI08954] Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas
Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1892.
Carnegie Public Library, Tyler, Texas
DR. D. A. PASCHALL, a prominent and well-known physician of Dallas county, Texas, was born
in Trigg county, Kentucky, December 14, 1837. G. R. Paschall, the doctor's father, was born in
Caswell county, North Carolina, November 19, 1813. At the age of 12 years he moved with his
father to Tennessee, and lived in Weakley county until he reached his majority. On the 15th day of
November, 1835, he was united in wedlock with Miss Elizabeth Williams, who was also born on
November 19, 1813. Her father, Daniel Williams, was one of the first settlers of Illinois, and fought
the Indians all over that State. After Mr. Paschall was married he moved to Trigg county, Kentucky,
where he lived until 1840. He then moved to Springfield, Missouri, and a year later to Texas and
settled in Red River county. The following spring he located near Willow Springs in what is now
Rockwall county. A year later, he moved to Dallas county and settled near Barnes' Bridge, buying
land there. He subsequently sold out and located in Fannin county. In 1847, he enlisted in the
Mexican War, and after serving 12 months was discharged on account of a wound he received by
being thrown from a horse, receiving his discharge in February, 1848. From the effects of that
wound, he is still a sufferer. In the fall of 1848 he moved to Terrell, Kaufman county, where he still
resides, now at the age of 77 years. His wife died November 11, 1882, aged 69. The names of their
nine children are as follows: 1. James C. Paschall, 2. Daniel A. Paschall, 3. Isaac A. Paschall, 4.
Susan P. Paschall, 5. Josiah N. Paschall, 6. Mary E. Paschall, the wife of A. A. Laroe, 7. Sarah J.
Paschall, 8. Nancy A. Paschall, 9. Georgia Roberts Paschall, the wife of Charles Brady. Doctor
Daniel A. Paschall was the second born, and only he and his two sisters, Mary E. and Georgia
Roberts, are now living. D. A. Paschall was only six years old when his father came to Texas. At the
age of 16 he began the study of medicine under Drs. Hawkins and Paschall, of Fulton, Kentucky. In
1859, he graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he began the practice of his
profession at Haught's store, Dallas county, and was thus engaged there when the war came on. He
enlisted in Colonel Greer's regiment and served in it until July, 1862. He then returned home and
enlisted under Colonel Bass in the 19th Texas Regiment, and served four months as a private. He
was then detailed as assistant surgeon of a hospital in the northern part of Arkansas, and stayed there
until January, 1864. He was then sent back to Haught's store to practice, remaining at that place until
1868. That year, he moved to Turner's Point. Dr. Paschall was married on the 23rd day of February
1865, to Miss Virginia Haught, who was born October 29, 1848. She died November 4, 1884, at
the age of 36 years. Her parents, Samuel and Isabella (Duvall) Haught, reared a family of nine
children, namely: 1. Jane Haught, wife of Mote Golden, and after his death, M. M. Farmer, 2. Emma
Haught, wife of M. M. Farmer is deceased. One will see that M. M. Farmer married two sisters, 3.
Alfred Haught, 4. S. A. Haught, 5. Isabella Haught, deceased, 6. Juliette Haught, wife of S. H.
Cumley, and Louisiana, deceased. The Doctor's second marriage occurred April 28, 1889, to Mrs.
Maud Bounds, nee Thompson. She has six brothers and sisters: 1. Lillie Thompson, wife of John
Rupford, 2. Nellie Thompson, wife of F. L. Watterson, 3. May Thompson, 4. Willie Thompson, 5.
Clifton Thompson, 6. J. Wellington Thompson, By his first wife the Doctor had nine children: 1.
Idaho Paschall, wife of J. M. H. Chisolm, 2. Jesse P. Paschall, 3. Samuel Paschall, 4. A. H. Paschall,
5. Nettie Paschall, These are the only children living. By his present companion, he has one child,
Daniel A. Paschall, who was born June 20, 1890. In 1871-1872, Dr. Paschall took a course at the
Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, and graduated. Returning to Haught's store, he continued
his practice there till 1877, when he bought a farm of 570 acres at Terrell, and engaged in agricultural
pursuits, also continuing his medical practice. He still owns that farm. In 1885 he left his farm at
Terrell and located again in Dallas county, at Mesquite. He has had an extensive and successful
practice, and here he is regarded not only as a skillful physician but as one of the most prominent and
leading citizens. He discovered a cure for malignant congested fever or spotted fever, and in the
treatment of that dread disease, has met with unusual success. He and his wife are members of the
Christian Church, and he is a Mason and a Knight of honor.

[NI08958] "...One of the first settlers of Illinois and fought Indians all over that state." Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892.

[NI08989] William is listed as a doctor in the Birth Records of Hickory County, MO.



[NI08992] 5 children

Hickory Co, MO Births


[NI08997] Hickory Co, MO Births

[NI08999] Hickory Co, MO Births


These records show Virginia Coon married to Thomas A McCracken.

[NI09000] Hickory Co, MO Births

[NI09001] Hickory Co, MO Births


(This midwife is Margaret Jordan Coon.)

[NI09005] 1880 Coryell County Census
444A 34 72 72 Morehead Wm. W. W M 55 FarmerTennessee SC SC .
444A 35 72 72 Morehead Susan H. W F 47 . wifeHouse Keeper Tennessee Tenn .
444A 36 72 72 Morehead Eunice H. W F 21 . daughter Texas Tenn Tenn .
444A 37 72 72 Morehead James H. W M 19 . sonTexas Tenn Tenn .
444A 38 72 72 Morehead Willie E. W F 16 . daughter Texas Tenn Tenn .
444A 39 72 72 Morehead Celistia W F 10 . daughter Texas Tenn Tenn .
444A 40 72 72 Morehead Lucinda J. W F 7 . daughte Texas Tenn Tenn .
444A 41 72 72 Morehead John M. W M 3 . sonTexas Tenn Tenn .
444A 42 72 72 Brazzil Susan A. W F 23 . daughter Texas Tenn Tenn .
444A 43 72 72 Brazzil Emily J. W F 4 . grand daughter Texas Texas Texas
444A 44 72 72 Brazzil William N. W M 1 . grand son Texas Texas Texas

[NI09017] 1870 Census Atascosa Co, Texas, page 188, Pleasanton P.O., family & dwelling 230
Poteet F. M. 37 M Black Smith 80 1,120 Tennessee
Poteet Mary 34 F Keeping House . . Tennessee
Poteet Sarah E. 14 F At Home . . Arkansas
Poteet W. R. 13 M Attending School . . Arkansas
Poteet Jasper N. 12 M Attending School . . Eutaw Territory
Poteet Talatha L. 10 F . . . California
Poteet Mary F. 8 F . . . Texas
Poteet John F. 7 M . . . Texas
Poteet A. J. 5 M . . . Texas
Poteet James W. 3 M . . . Texas
Poteet F. M. Jr 4/12 M . . . Texas

ATASCOSA County Texas
Survey Blk Grantee Leag Section Abs

[NI09054] "ALFRED A. DELHOMME, SCOTT.--A. A. Delhomme, planter, was born in Lafayette parish, March, 1852. He is one of eleven children, seven brothers and four sisters, born to Alexander and Olive (Breaux) Delhomme. Both his parents are natives of Lafayette parish. Alexander Delhomme has made farming his exclusive vocation, and in this he has been remarkably successful. His plantation consists of six hundred acres of fertile land, well improved.
"The subject of this sketch was married, in 1879, to Eleline Mouton, daughter of Alfred and Zellia Mouton. Mr. Delhomme has been a planter during the whole of his business career. He owns a good plantation of one hundred acres, where he resides. He was appointed police juror from Ward 1, in 1887, and is the present incumbent of that office. He is a prosperous planter and a worthy citizen. Mrs. Delhomme died in 1882, having become the mother of one daughter, Eleline Z. In 1886 Mr. Delhomme was married to Euchuriste Mouton. To them has been born one son, Wilfred Francois.
"Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical Section, p. 219. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Published in 1891, by The Gulf Publishing Company."

[NI09060] "H. D. GUIDRY, M. D., LAFAYETTE.--Dr. H. D. Guidry. Practising [sic] physician and planter, is a native of Lafayette parish, born 1846. He is the son of Alexander and Carmelite (Broussard) Guidry. Both parents were natives of Lafayette parish, where his father became a successful planter. Alexander
Guidry died in 1862, and his wife in 1848. Both were members of the Catholic church.
"Dr. Guidry received his chief literary education at St. Charles College, Grand Coteau. He attended the medical college of the University of Virginia in 1864-65, and subsequently pursued his medical studies in the University of Louisiana at New Orleans, from which institution he graduated in 1871. Dr. Guidry was a soldier in the late war, in the Seventh Louisiana Cavalry. Upon the completion of his studies he began the practice of his profession where he now resides. He represented Lafayette parish in the House of Representatives in 1879, and has served for six years as parish coroner. The Doctor owns and resides on the old home place of Colonel Mouton. The plantation is a good one, and under his management it is made to yield a handsome income.
"Dr. Guidry was married, in 1859, to Miss M. Mouton, daughter of the late Ex-Governor Mouton. To this union eleven children have been born, ten of whom are now living.
"Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, Biographical Section, p. 228. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Published in 1891, by The Gulf Publishing Company."

[NI09065] Ross County, OH marriage records show Catharine Heter m. Jacob Coon 6/4/1815 by Isaac Claypool JP, pg. 69. Catherine Heter m. George Coon on 6/23/1815, (license not returned) pg 70.

[NI09097] Hickory Co, MO Births

[NI09196] or died 1909.

[NI09203] or born Jan 4, 1810.

[NI09207] was shot on the steps of the store in Pritchett by his son-in-law Alexander Cox. Cox was committed to the Rusk State Prison for the Criminally Insane for the rest of his life and was buried on the prison grounds.

[NI09240] her dress caught fire

[NI09257] her dress caught fire while she was doing the laundry

[NI09341] Jarrat Cemetery, Cherokee Co, TX
Burton, Sidney E. 7-20-1874 d. 2-2-1942 &
Burton, Sallie A. 4-18-1873 d. 6-24-1942
Burton, Ray Lynn birth & death 10-10-1961

Restland Cemetery, Choctaw Co, OK
burton barney m. 25-Jan-1901 24-May-1903

[NI09344] Sources: Cherokee Co. TX ,Marriage Records and Death Records; Family Information.

[NI09364] He is supposed to be a veteran of the war of 1812, that means he had to be at least 15 making him born in 1797. They didn't marry until 1856. If this is her first marriage, she would probably be about 20 making her born about 1836. It doesn't sound quite right.

[NI09385] 1880 Bexar Co, Texas Census, San Antonio, page 52
Wuest, Eliza head 50 SC SC SC
Langley, Josephine dau 30 MS GA SC
Laura grdau 10 TX MS MS
Lilly grdau 8 TX MS MS

[NI09388] 1900 Bexar Co, Texas Census, Vol 8, ED 101, Sheet 11, line 74
Pct 1, 527 Crosby Street, San Antonio
Fuller, Frank head 3/1836 KY
Josephine wife 4/1850 MS
Murphy, Charles B boarder? 4/1850 MS
Fuller, Frank 4/1885 TX enumerated with
Cook, George A b-i-l

[NI09426] Kerrville Daily Times, June 11, 1987
Services for Wilson H Pue, of San Antonio, who died Monday in a Kerrville Hospital were held today in Mercedes. Burial was in Rest Lawn Cemetery. Kerrville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[NI09451] 1910 Atascosa Co, Texas Census Ed 4 page 230

[NI09472] 1910 Atascosa Co, Texas Census, page 10?, Pct 2
Langley, Robert 18 yrs TX LA MO
Virginia 17 TX TX TX

[NI09479] Shady Grove Cemetery - Dallas Co, Texas
Langley, Willis W., Sr. 1903-1968
Viola Lee 1904-1986
Willis W. 5-25-1931- 9-19-1998


[NI09648] Benjamin Baskerville (son of Thomas and Mary) and his wife Mallie Clark had Nettie, Robert, Chris, Claude, Charles, Geo. Richard, Edith, Wade, and Homer. Nettie b. 1890, d. 1971, m. Alf Lee and had Jessie, Frank, Robert, Stella, Della, Jim, Alfie (Alpha Jewell), and twins who died. I have had one exchange of letters with Alpha Jewell in Jan. of 1986, but haven't heard from her since. At that time she sent me all the names she knew about. She was living in Texas and had the name Shoemaker, but had lost her husband, so I see from your record that she married a third time to John G. Puckett. At the time I wrote her she was living in La Marque, TX. In 1995, I sent her a copy of the court record about George but did not hear from her.
After my sister and I began our research in Sumner Co., I met Stella, Della, and Robert "Nukie." It has just this minute occurred to me that Robert, whom I think of as Nukie, is the Robert who married Virginia Carter, so may be the one you know about. I stopped by to see Nukie about three years ago and at that time he wasn't well. While I was there he called Stella whom I had met some years before, to tell her I was visiting. My mother and I at some time around the late '80s had also stopped by to see Della. I faintly remember my father and mother taking us to see Nettie and Alf and their kids when I was probably around 8 yrs old. I didn't remember any of them, although Nukie said he remembered me. According to my mother, we went to visit them more than once, but I only remember one time.
I have recently learned that Nukie died.
I have to stop and get busy on Christmas things. I am always way behind. I would be interested in knowing more about your relationship to Nettie. At your website I could not reconcile the name Armstrong with Nettie. If Nettie was your mother-in-law, I would be a second cousin once removed of your son. I was born in 1929. My mother and father moved to Owensboro, Ky. in the late 30's where my mother still lives (and where she came from. My father and mother met in Bowling Green while she was in school there.). My father died in 1973. I live in Calif.
Kay (Roemer) Baganoff

Alexander Funeral Home Record
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Baskerville
Place of Death: Dist 13, Sumner Co., Tennessee
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: Feb 3, 1866
Birthplace: Logan Co., Kentucky
Date of Death: Aug 9, 1940
Age: 74 years 6 months 6 days
Occupation: Farming
Name of Father: Tom Baskerville
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Williams
Birthplace of Mother: Sumner Co., Tennessee
Physician: Dr. Homer Reese
Date, Time, Place of Service: Aug 11, 1940 2pm Pleasant Hill
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Hill
Clergyman: Rev. W. W. Bowman
Informant: Mrs. Mallie Baskerville - age 67
Address: Rt 2, Portland, Tennessee

[NI09649] Mary Elizabeth was sister of Benjamin Baskerville who was Nettie's father. I have heard that Nettie was my father's favorite cousin. My father was born and raised in Bowling Green where Mary Elizabeth had married her second husband, George Roemer. She married first Martin Henry Walton. I have tried to find his Walton family but haven't so far. My father and his mother and father are buried on Dobbins Pike at Graball in Sumner, between Gallatin and Oak Grove, i.e., about 1/3rd of the way from Gallatin to Oak Grove. I have heard that the property they are buried on (called the Lee cemetery where Nettie and Alf Lee are also buried) was formerly Benjamin's but have since heard it called Richard's (a brother) and that Benjamin lived on it. Nettie and Alf lived in a house next door to the plot of the cemetery, although the house is now gone. Nettie's son, Robert, lived at a house next door to the grave yard, but sold the house some years ago. We understand a number of people are buried in this cemetery but only two stones can be seen now, Nettie's and Alf's and my father, grandmother and grandfather's stone whose
names are on one stone. This was a stone my mother had placed there.

[NI09655] Sumner Co, TN 1880 Census, page 219, District 14

Thomas, who was also called Thomas J., (probably Thomas Jefferson, and Richard H. L. probably stood for Richard Henry Lee - although this is speculation on my part), was our ancestor. Until recently we had not been able to find Thomas' wife's name, only that it was Mary and we had been told by Billy Baskerville (son of Charles, bro of Benjamin and Mary Eliz.) of Sumner, that she was called "Dinkie" and that she was from William's Hollow. We now know that her name was Mary "Dink" or "Dinkie" Williams. We knew from census records that her name was Mary, but we finally saw the name Mary "Dink" Williams on the death certificate for Richard, the oldest son of Thomas and Mary. This record was given to me a few years ago by a desc. of Richard.
Thomas J. Baskerville b. 1839 and Mary Williams b. 1844 (figured from census records) had 11 children - Richard b. 1861, Mary Eliz. b. 1863 (she was born in Ky. for some reason, possibly because of the Civil War, but we have no idea why or where she was born in Ky.), John b. 1865, Ben. Franklin b. 1867, Sallie b. 1870, Josephine b. 1872, Chris Columbus b. 1875, Geo. Augustus b. 1878, Cleve O. b. 1884, Charles b. 1881, and Emma b. 1886. My sister got a lot of the Baskerville data that we know about from Cammie Braham, wife of Wade Baskerville, son of Benjamin. I have recently spoken with Wade, and he says Cammie is deceased.

[NI09659] Sumner County News
(Thursday, August 26, 1920)
Mrs. George May
Mrs. Josie May, wife of George May, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, August 21, at her home on the Dobbins Pike.
The deceased was 48 years of age and was formerly Miss Josie Baskerville. She is survived by her husband and several children. Funeral services were conducted Monday followed by burial at the Bush's Chapel Cemetery on the Dobbin's Pike.

[NI09661] Alexander Funeral Home Record
Full Name: George Agustus Baskerville
Place of Death: Dist 14, Sumner Co., Tennessee
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: Jun 8, 1878
Birthplace: Sumner Co., Tennessee
Date of Death: Jun 5, 1930
Age: 51 years 11 months 27 days
Occupation: Farmer
Name of Father: Thomas Baskerville
Birthplace of Father: Sumner Co., Tennessee
Maiden Name of Mother: Williams
Birthplace of Mother: Sumner Co., Tennessee
Date, Time, Place of Service: Jun 6, 1930 2pm at home
Name of Cemetery: Baskerville burial ground
Clergyman: Bro. Rutledge
Informant: Charles Baskerville
Address: Rt. 2, Fountain Head

[NI09665] Richard had George A., b. ca 1803 in Va., Jane S., John Alexander, Thomas B., William, and Eliza. George A. is our ancestor. He was a lawyer in Sumner. He either married or did not marry Margaret Caruthers, but can be found living with her and their three sons on Sumner Co. censuses. We first heard from Thomas B.'s descendants that George adopted the three boys of Margaret Caruthers, whose names were John A. aged about 22, Thomas about 19, and Richard H. L, abt 14. Thomas is our ancestor. We later found a court record dated 1857 in the Archives in Sumner Co. (where you can also see Patrick Hamilton Baskervill's book), stating that the three boys were George's illegitimate children by Peggy Caruthers and he wanted to legitimize them. We have no idea what the problem was with marrying Margaret, but possibly one or the other was married to someone else. That is all we can figure.

[NI09666] 1850 Sumner Co, Tennessee, page 207, Dist 17
207 106 Baskerville, Geo. 45 M Farmer TN
207 Baskerville, Margaret 40 F
207 Baskerville, John 18 M
207 Baskerville, Thomas 13 F
207 Baskerville, Richard 6 M

[NI09668] Confederate Pension applications
NAME: Baskerville, J.A.
PENSION #: S4653
COUNTY: Trousdale
UNIT: 2nd (Smith's) Cav.

NAME: Baskerville, John Alexander.
WIDOW: Baskerville, Pattie Pursley
PENSION #: W10867
COUNTY: Trousdale

Unit History
The Company was organized at the old "Napier Hole" a noted place on Flat Creek just north of the Bear Creek Pike. Here they met regularly for drill under Capt. Billington and here they were sworn in by Dr. J. H. Parks. The Company originally numbered 112 men but no record is now available giving all the names. Commanded by Capt. Jas. M. Billington, the Company marched to Columbia, taking cars here for Nashville and Murfreesboro and at the latter place went into quarters at Camp Anderson, three miles from town. The regiment organization was made in July 1861 and completed at Camp Trousdale August 23, 1861, The Duck River Riflemen becoming Company G in the 24th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. The 24th Tennessee was originally composed of 12 companies, each containing over a hundred men:
Co. A, Rutherford Co., Capt. John C. Jackson
Co. B, Williamson Co., Capt. W.E. Shannon
Co. C, Macon Co., Capt. J.M. Uhles
Co. D, Williamson Co., Capt. John A.Wilson
Co. E, Sumner Co., Capt. J. A. Baskerville
Co. F, Smith Co., Capt. James Dowell
Co. G, Maury Co., Capt. James A. Billington
Co. H, Hickman Co., Capt. C. W. Beale
Co. I, Hickman Co., Capt. E. W. Beasley
Co. K, Franklin & Wilson Co.Capt. T.C.Goodner
Capt. Buck Hart's Company from Sumner, Trousdale & Smith Counties & a Company commanded by Capt. Mays were afterwards added to the 24th.
The first battle for the Riflemen was in an expedition from Cave City, KY Oct. 25, 1861 against Camp Joe Underwood about 5 miles away which suceeded in breaking up the Federal Camp of instuction. The Regiment was at this time in the 3rd Brigade, Col. R. G. Shaver commanding in Hardee's Division but was transferred to the 2nd Brigade under Col. Patrick R. Cleburne on Jan. 1st 1862 where it remained until the reorganization at Tupelo. While this unit did not participate at Ft. Donelson, they did join the retreating forces under Albert Sidney Johnson from Bowling Green and became part of the Central Army reorganization at Murfreesboro on Feb. 23rd 1862.
At the Battle of Shiloh on April 6th & 7th 1862, the Riflemen fought bravely losing 12 killed and 24 wounded in two days of fighting. Cleburne's Brigade went into the battle 2,750 strong and lost an even thousand men with 32 missing. Field returns for April 26, 1862 show that the 24th was reduced to a total of 106 effectives.
At the reorganization at Tupelo on July 8, 1862 Company G was consolidated with B of Williamson County becoming part of the 2nd Bridage commanded by Brig. Gen. Alex P. Stewart, Maj. Gen. Frank B. Cheatham the Division, and Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk the Left Wing. Under this organization the Regiment took part in the Battle of Perryville on Oct. 8th, 1862 losing another two men with another wounded. Afterwards, the Confederate Army traveled through East Tennessee with a supply wagon train forty miles long headed toward Nashville and took position around Murfressboro in the Autumn of 1862. In the last of December of that year the regiment went into battle there remaining in line until Jan 4th and was one of the last commands to be withdrawn on the retreat to Tullahoma. It entered the fight with 31 commissioned officers and 313 men, taking a total of 344 effectives it lost 3 officers with 6 men killed, & 5 officers and 39 men wounded.
On April 1st 1863, the army was reorganized and Col . O. F. Strahl commanded Stewart's Brigade, Cheatham the Division, and Polk the Corps Commander. The 24th fought next at Tullahoma, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge and Chickamauga suffering only 4 wounded, 6 captured, 1 missing, & 1 discharged for disability.
By December 14th, 1863 the field returns showed that the 24th then had an effective force of 211, total present 257 number of arms, 148 with 40 rounds of ammunition per man. During the Ringgold Campaign the regiment lost 3 killed, 5 wounded , and 45 missing. On April 30th returns show that Lt. Gen. W.J. Hardee, "Old Reliable", comanded the Corps with "Old Joe Johnston" the commander.
By July 17th Gen. John B. Hood became the commander and the 24th fought at Atlanta losing a man with another captured. Soon Hood began his march into Tennessee heading towards Nashville til establishing headquarters two and a half miles from Spring Hill, TN on November 29, 1864. The next day the Riflemen fought at the bloody Battle of Franklin. In the aftermath the 24th Tennessee Regiment as a whole had the Colonel, Lieut. Colonel, Major, Adjutant, and every Captain and First Lieutenant killed or wounded, the ranking officer being a Second Lieutenant. Field Retuns November 6th shows Stewart's Army Corps to have 8,708 total effectives present, and Cheatham's Corps 10,519. The next field return is December 10th after Franklin and before Nashville and read 5,321 and 7,272 showing a loss of one third.
Nashville proved to be Hood's final downfall where he was absolutely routed. By this time the Duck River Riflemen had now become so absorbed in these reorganizations and consolidations that it had lost all semblance of existence as a separate organization. On December 20th 1864 Forrest was placed in command of the rear guard of the army, and Walthall was ordered to support him with eight brigades of "picked infantry". These eight brigades gave him an effective force of 1900 men, of whom about 400 were without shoes, and many more were practically bare-footed and made up the famous "Rear Guard". Maney & Strahl's brigades were commanded by Col. Hume R. Field and field returns next day show 113 effectives total. In the last consolidation in North Carolina March 21st 1865, the 3rd Tennessee Consolidated Regiment was organized and was composed of the 4th, 5th, 19th, 24th, 31st, 33rd, 35th, 38th, and 41st making up newly formed Company K.
On the way home from the surrender the few retiring members of this unit had to stop at the home of a widow's house about ten miles east of Greenville, Tennessee to care for John H. Derryberry who had suffered with chronic disentery. In a few days he died leaving no means to bury him. That night four of the Riflemen led by Anderson Daniel made the charge on the combined Commissary, Quartermaster, Paymaster, and Ordinance Train and captured four bales of spun cotton yarn. With three of these a coffin was procured from town and the other bale was given to the widow for her attention the the deceased and a grave for him in her apple orchard. This was the last official act of the Duck River Riflemen.
The final summery of this company compiled from the best information now available is as follows:
R. W. Tindall, Capt.
John E. Hardeman. 2nd Lieut.
Sam W. Daimwood, Orderly Sergt.
2 commissioned officers & 15 men killed
4 mortally wounded
3 missing
1 died on way home
4 died of sickness
31 wounded some more than once
7 wounded & discharged or left at home
10 discharged for ill health
9 otherwise discharged (too young/old)
8 captured
1 name placed on the Confederate Roll of Honor at Richmond for Conspicuous Bravery in the Battle of Murfressboro. Willis A. Jones was his name.

[NI09671] 1850 Sumner Co, TN Census, page 207, Dist 17 (Living next to George & Margaret)
207 107 Caruthers, Thos. 60 M
207 Caruthers, Elizabeth 64 F
207 Caruthers, Sally 30 F
207 Caruthers, Mary 28 F
207 Caruthers, Marion 11 M

[NI09677] Will Book #1 p. 243 Mecklenburg County
In the name of God amen I George Baskervill of the county of Mecklenberg and parish of St. James being weak of Body but of sound sense and memory do make this my last Will and testament. First I give my soul to God who gave it me in ? and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
I give and bequeath to my son John three negroes, to wit, Tommy, David and Sarah and all my wearing cloathes to him and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to daughter Ann Lucas to Negores, towit, Tom and Nanny to her and her heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha three negroes to wit, Aggy, Dick, and Lucy to her and her heirs for ever.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary three negroes, to wit, Fanny, Ferry and ?edie to her and her heirs for ever.
I give and bequeath to my son William three negroes, towit, Jacobs, Amy and Darkus to him and his heirs forever.
I give and bequeath to my son George Hurt (Hunt?) one negro named Anthony to him and his heirs forever. and one hundred pounds cash.
[Land distribution]
[Guardianship of children]
[Power of attorney]
Signed sealed pronounced and declared in presence of
John Speed
John Burton
Thomas Mitchell
At a court held for Mecklenberg County, November 10th 1777 this will was proved by the oaths of John Speed and John Burton witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded and on the motion of John Baskervill the executor therin named who made oath thereto and together with William Davis John Burton and Benjamin Ferrell his securities entered into and acknowledged their bored in the penalty of five hundred pounds conditioned as the law directes certificate was granted him for obtaining a ? thereof in due form.

John Brown Co. Cur

The source of almost all the Baskerville information is the book "Genealogy of the Baskerville Family" mentioned in my sources.

There are no records for George after 1717 and it is supposed that he died in Charles City County.

[NI09678] Elizabeth Norvell (born July 26, 1692) married by December 20, 1714 to George Baskerville (died 1777), the son of John and Mary Baskerville. They had George Baskerville, Hugh Baskerville, Sarah Baskerville, Norvell Baskerville, and John Baskerville.

[NI09679] I can't begin to tell you about our Baskervilles. I have data that takes them back name by name to Old Withington, an estate in Cheshire Co., Eng., where Sir John de Baskervyle was a grantee of Old Withington in 1266. Much of the data down to Richard Baskerville who went from Va. to Sumner Co. comes from a book by Patrick Hanilton Baskervill now available at Barnes & Noble over the internet, or from Higginson's Pub., called BASKERVILLE GENEALOGY, pub. 1912. If your son is a Baskerville descendant and interested in his genealogy, he would want this book. (Patrick Hamilton Baskervill's branch did not use the final "e."). My sister Sue found this book in a Wash., D. C., library back in the '80s. Since then she and I have visited some of the places mentioned in this book, incl. Old Withington in Eng., and the town of Bacqueville-en-Caux in Normandy, France, where P. H. Baskervill believes our
Baskerville ancestor, Nicholas de Bacqueville/Baskerville, lived and which was a fief given to him by his father Baudrie/Baudry/Baldric le Teuton de Boquenci (also in Normandy). Baskervill believed Nicholas' son William/Geoffrey went with Wm. the Conqueror to England. Certainly a Baskerville did go with William, and there is a place near Hereford where the most prominent Baskervilles lived after the Conquest, so was probably land given to them by William. How our Baskervyles of Cheshire relate to the Hereford ones has yet to be learned, although I believe they do, and that probably all Baskervilles descend from the one who came with William to Eng.
This data on Nicholas de Bacqueville as our ancestor has been disputed as not provable by people at the website Social.Genealogy.Medieval, etc. They say our Baskerville could have come from Bacqueville but not from Nicholas, or that he could have come from some other Bacqueville (I have since found another one, and there is also one of a different spelling), but I doubt that any but ones that came with Nicholas, would so soon be knighted.
P. H. Baskervill also published in 1917 a second book called ADDITIONAL BASKERVILLE GENEALOGY which goes into the Normandy history of the Baskervilles. This book has not been available in print, but my sister obtained a copied version which I also now have.
Getting back to Sumner Co. The emigrant from Old Withington was John Baskervyle, who came to VA around 1662 and settled in York Co., VA. I will give our ancestors down from him. He married Mary Barber and had George (m. Elizabeth Norvell), who had John (wife unknown), who had George whose first wife was surnamed Scott (I've been trying to find her given name and her family, which from related names may connect her to Gen. Winfield Scott. George married 2nd Fannie Cocke and 3rd Priscilla Cheshire). George and ____ Scott had Richard (m. Elizabeth ____). Richard is the one who went to Sumner Co. (prob. first to Davidson Co.) and bought land in Sumner Co. from Capt. John Morgan in 1809. This land is situated on now Shiloh Rd. off Hwy. 31E, but which used to be called Baskerville Road, I understand. The property is on the left-hand side as you travel from 31E toward the creek (I can't be sure whether it's called Bledsoe Creek or Dry Fork Creek) at the end of the road, across which the road becomes Rogana Rd. The land extends to the Creek.
After learning from a relative of the man, Dr. Beasley of Franklin, Ky., who owned the property at the time I was enquiring, about a grave yard on this property, my sister and her husband and I, finally found a grave plot in the center of a field on this undeveloped property, and one of the two or three
stones still there, was the stone for Richard's wife, Elizabeth Baskerville, and the stone was still readable. Elizabeth was born in 1777 and died in 1850.

Pencelli Castle was probably built in the late eleventh century by Ralph Baskerville and probably saw service in the war of 1093 to 1099. Robert, the last Baskerville lord of Pencelli, seems to have died around 1210, perhaps as a victim of William Braose's war that occurred in Central Wales that summer. His lands then passed through his daughters to the Le Wafre family, but were seized by Reginald Braose in 1215. The Le Wafre's regained seisin, but lost the castle to rebel and Welsh forces in 1233. The castle was rebuilt and probably taken again in 1262. It was recovered by 1273, after which the twin towered gatehouse might have been built by Roger Mortimer Junior who had acquired the castle probably through his father's agency. The fortress was seized by the king in 1322 and probably fell into decay soon afterwards. Today the ruins of the great square keep can still be made out behind the hotel which itself dates to 1584.

At one time a servant in a clergyman's house, John Baskerville became a skilled writing master, stonecutter, successful manufacturer of japanned ware, and finally was able to fulfill his life-long calling by opening his own printshop at the late age of fifty. Foremost a craftsman, Baskerville manufactured his own ink, developed a wove mold paper, and designed his own typefaces. One of his major accomplishments was a 1763 Bible printed for Cambridge University. Like most of his works, the Cambridge Bible was printed at a loss due to his insistence on original craftsmanship and exceptionally high-quality materials.
Baskerville also conducted business with Oxford University. The Delegates of Oxford University Press commissioned a set of new Greek types, for a "Greek Testament in Quarto and Octavo to be printed in Baskerville's letter." The Bible shown here, with separate old and new Testament volumes, appeared in 1763 to a mixed reception. One critic complained, "the Greek cut by him or HIS for the University of Oxford is execrable." Although neat and clean, his type deviated from the accepted aesthetic models and scale of the day, and was said to have a cramped quality. The work was perhaps judged unfairly, as Baskerville had intended his Greek Bible to be a scholarly work, rather than a "distinguished book" on the level of his Cambridge Bible.

Property record in York Co, Virginia: "350 A of land, part thereof in the Parish of Marston, from a marked corner white oak on the North Side of the main swamp of St. Andrew;s Creek, by the land of Thomas Pankerman - the residue on the main branch of St. Andrew's Creek."

[NI09686] 1880 Census Sumner Co, TN, p 314
223-158 CLARK, HIRAM W M 26 TN

[NI09701] Orphan's Court pg. 180, York Co, Va. 20 Oct 1646.
It is ordered with the consent of Mr. William Barber father in law to the orphants of John Dennet viz: Thomas Dennett, Margarett Dennett, and Sarah Dennett, that the estates belonging to the said severall orphants which this day have given an acco't of this to this Court shall hence forward with all there increase freely come and belong unto the said orphants without any charges for the future subsistance or education of the said orphants or for more care paines or charge preserving and looing to the said severall orphants estates so long as they or any of them shall remaine under the tuition of the abovesaid Wm. Barber. The male catle [oly excepted] which belong to the orphants of John Dennett.
The estate of Thomas Dennett is one cowe two calves one yeareling.
Margarett Dennetts estate two cowes one yearling.
Sarah Dennetts estate three cowes one yeareling.
Being all gifts by God fathers.
Wm. Barber
York Co, Va. page 354 (254) Will of William Barbar of Hampton Parish, York Co, Va. 1 May 1668:

To my daughter Mary Baskervyle, 100 lbs. but if she dies before me, then to her children, when of age.
To my grandaughter Elizabeth Bashervyle, 1 negro boy and 3 cows.
To my grandaughter Mary Baskervyle, 1 mare filly and 3 cows.
To my Godaughter Mary Dennett, a yearling heife & mare filly.
To my Godaughter Elizabeth Miles, a yearling heifer.
To my son Thomas, all my land due my by patent.
My wife Mary to be executrix, and rest of estate to her and my son Thomas. If he has reached age 19, he is to be joint executor. Son in law Thomas Dennett to be overseer of my will.

page 355 [255]. To grandaughters Elizabeth & Mary Baskervyle, each, a ewe and ram.
It is my will there be no funeral.
To my son in law John Baskervyle, a black stud horse which formerly ran at Mrs. Bouth's plantation and now is in possession of Mr. Thomas Hancocke.
Dated 18 Nov 1668.
Wit: Sarah Collins, Mathew Collins, William Smith.
Signed: Will. Barbar Recorded 2 July 1669

[NI09712] The dates don't work for John's version.

Hugh Norvell (born before 1666 -died 1719), called "Captain Hugh Norvell" because of his service in the Colonial War, served as a vestryman at Bruton Church in 1694, 1697, 1704, and 1710-1715. Pew No. 7 in Bruton Church, Williamsburg has a plaque honoring Hugh Norvell, Vestryman, 1710-1715, George Norvell, vestryman, and William Norvell, vestryman, 1775. Further, there is a marker which names Hugh Norvell as one of the members of the vestry who erected the church building from 1710-1715. Interestingly, James Besouth, whom some say is the father of Hugh's wife, is also honored as a member of the vestry that erected the first church in 1674-1683.
Hugh Norvell was on the Vestry of Bruton Parish Church from 1694 to 1710. While serving in that capacity, one of the special committees, on which he served was designated by the Vestry to welcome the Rev. Dr. James Blair, President of the College of William and Mary. On December 5, 1710, the Vestry had voted to ask him to become their Rector. Hugh Norvell was chairman of this committee. The Rev. Dr. Blair accepted the Vestry's invitation. Hugh Norvell was also a member of the committee appointed by the Vestry to oversee the building of the new church.
The General Assembly of Virginia on June 7, 1699 passed an Act Directing the Building of the Capitol and the City of Williamsburg. One of the clauses of this Act appointed Lewis Burwell, Phil Ludwell, Jr., Benjamin Harrison, Jr. , James Waley, Hugh Norwell [Novell], and Mongo Ingles, Gentleman --Feofees or Trustees for land appropriated to the uses of the City. These were the gentlemen who sold the half-acre lots into which the city had been laid out. Hugh Norwell [Norvell] was still a Feofee or Trustee in 1705 when the Act Directing the Building of the Capitol and the City of Williamsburg with additions was passed. In 1703 he served on the Grand Jury of the Virginia Admiralty Court and later became a county officer.
His plantation lay across the York County boundary near Williamsburg and was cited in a patent from the Virginia Land Office, June 16, 1714 as adjoining the lands of Nicholas Valentine. In 1694, he appeared as the guardian (procaine ami) of his daughter Elizabeth in a law suit against Mr. Robert Harrison and Mrs. Elizabeth Archer over the payment due Elizabeth of a Negro girl. He owned 328 acres of land in nearby James City County and is listed on the quit rent roll of 1704. In 1710, he is mentioned as a juror in some trial involving 8 Tuscarora Indians and served as a member of the House of Burgesses about 1719. He married Sara ? (died 1705); they had several children.

[NI09728] Moved west.

[NI09729] Bequeathed all his property to his brother George. No children.

[NI09734] His will bequeaths his property to his sister, Sarah Baskerville. And in case of her death without issue to George Baskervyle, son of John Baskervyle. No children.

[NI09739] George Norvell (born ? -died January 29, 1686) listed in the records of Bruton Church, lived in Isle of Wight and James City Counties and was a vestryman in Bruton Church in Williamsburg. He is believed to have married the daughter of Captain Hugh Bullock and had two sons:
George, Hugh

[NI09742] John Norvell (NOWELL) (died ca.1665) came to Isle of Wight County before 1624, married about 1658 Lydia Perkins, (born ca. 1642) daughter of Nicholas Perkins. They lived in Warwick, James City, Charles City, Hanover, and York Counties. Their home was called "Mary's Mount." He died about 1665. She was still alive as late as 1689. Possible children:
/william, Edward, George

[NI09747] From John Norvell:
Norvell is a shortened form of the name de Normanville. It dates back to 1190 when John de Normanville witnessed a grant of land by Bernard de Hauden. In 1200, Hugh de Normanville and Alicia, his wife, exchanged land. Various other land transactions involving de Normanvilles were recorded over the next century. The name signifies someone who lived in or near de Normanville. Scotland had two towns with this name. The earliest Norvells appear in Scotland about 1373, when Robert Norvyle witnessed the transfer of lands in Fife by Sir David de Wemyss.
John Norvaile and George Norvil appear in Perth about 1471, and Adam Norwald was a witness in Perth about 1574. Other early Norvells include: William Norwell, who represented Sterling in the Scottish Parliament from 1568-1586; John Norvell, who was a Burgess of Sterling in 1596; Gilbert Norvell, Burgess of Aberdeen in 1605; Jon Norwall, a merchant Burgess and guild brother of Glasgow in 1619; and Alexander Norwall, a notary in Carlulie in 1656.
The family coat of arms as described in Burke's General Armory depicts three black martlets (swallows or swifts) on a silver diagonal band across a black shield. For a detailed discussion, see Appendix II. In the 17th Century there existed many spellings of the name: NORWELL, NOVELL, NOEL, NORRELL, NORVILL, NEVILL, and NORVELLE; but by the 18th Century they had generally become NORVELL.
The earliest Norvell in the New World appears to be William Norvell whom in 1619 had a plantation on land that became Isle of Wight County, Virginia. There was a plantation called "Oyster Banks," owned by William Norvell near the boundary of Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties in 1656, when the boundary line between the counties was run. Other early arrivals included: Richard Norvell, 1638; William Norvell, 1639; Peeter Norvell, 1647; Walter Norvell, 1650; Mary Norvell, 1653; in Warwick County; and Thomas Nowell in 1654 in Charles City.
As a caveat, there is no clear proof of the relationships of these early Norvells. The Williamsburg family seems to descend from Thomas or John Norvell, who came about 1624. Also, although the Norvell name appears to have originated in Scotland, there were many Norvells in England in the 17th Century; therefore there is no way to determine the origin of these early settlers.


Chickhominy Hugh
John River 1703
Lydia Skiffs


THOMAS NORVELL (NOWELL) came to Virginia on the ship Margaret and John on January 24, 1624 with "6 bushels of corne, 3 pounds of powder, 1 peece [sic], 1 armour, and 1 sword." He died in Warwick County before August 17, 1635 where he was an original proprietor. He is thought to have married Mary Frye, either the sister or daughter of William Frye of James City County; Thomas and Mary lived on Skiff's Creek in 1630.
By 1630 there lived a Thomas Norvell on the James River at the mouth of Skiff's Creek (in the city of Newport News) and the original Norvell grants were for land in Warwick County. This Thomas Norvell may have been related to John and some sources have stated that they were brothers or the name may have been John Thomas, as with much of this material there is a great deal of confusion. Thomas received a land-grant of 700 acres in Warwick County on the James River and 357 acres of land in James City County on the James River's north side. This was subsequently sold to Mrs. Lydia Norvell (the wife of John Norvell) on April 16, 1683 as recorded in the Land Office at Richmond. Possible children: William, George, Thomas, John

[NI09749] William Norvell (born before 1645) married Lydia Robertson about 1658. William was an original landholder of Charles City and Warwick County, Virginia. William and Lydia had:
Mary, Elizabeth

[NI09751] George Norvell was a vestryman in James City County.

[NI09752] Thomas Norvell remained at Skiff's Creek in Warwick County Virginia.

[NI09753] "This family is of noble Noramn origin, and came from the parish of Baskerville, now Bacqueville, in the arondissement of Dieppe, department of Seine-Inferieure, on the English Channel. The head of the family, Martels de Baskervyle, was at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, as one of the leaders of the army of William the Conqueror, with whom he had come over." (Dictionary of Family Names, Lower, p. 20.)
When William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, his fleet was finally assembled at a small town named Dives-Sur Mer, at the mouth of the river of that name, a little southwest of Honfleur, and not far southwest from Havre. There is now in this town a large building used as an inn, called L'Hostellerie Guillaume le Conquerant, and in its banquet hall, called Galerie des Compagnons, is painted on the walls the names and coats-of-arms of the leaders of the invading army. Among those occur those of Baskervyle. We also find them on the Battle Abbey Roll in Battle Abbey near Hastings, England, which was founded by William the Conqueror in fulfilment of a vow made by him during the battle. A copy of this Roll can be found in the Virginia State Library. The name Baskerville occurs twice upon it, i.e., in the list of leaders, where it is spelled Baskervile, and over the coat-of-arms, where it is spelled Baskerville. This is the coat-of-arms. It is the same at Dives and in the Battle Abbey, and the name in both places is spelled Baskerville.
In 1266, Sir John was given a moiety (half) of Old Withington in Cheshire. This is the first definite record of the Cheshire Branch of the family, and we have an unbroken male line of descent from this Sir John through 650 years, and 21 generations of honorable descent.

[NI09815] Patents of Record in Virginia Land Office to "Abraham Venable" ("Venables") and "Abraham Venable, Jr."
Abraham Venable, Jr. 400 acres--Hanover County--issued September 27th, 1729 (Book #13: page 421)
Abraham Venables 1550 acres--Hanover County--issued September 28th, 1732 (Book #14: page 474)
Abraham Venable 1100 acres--Goochland County--issue June 20th, 1733 (Book #15: page 15)
Abraham Venable 1300 acres--Goochland County--issued June 20th, 1733 (Book #15: page 30)
Abraham Venables 780 acres--Goochland County--issued September 27th, 1734 (Book #15: page 303)
Abraham Venables 1500 acres--Goochland County--issued July 19th, 1735 (Book #16: page 49)
Abraham Venable 2100 acres--Amelia County--issued September 12th, 1738 (Book #18: page 122)
Abraham Venables 4230 acres--Goochland County--issued June 29th, 1739 (Book #18: page 293)
Abraham Venable 3300 acres--Amelia County--issued March 30th, 1743 (Book #20: page 493)
Abraham Venables 225 acres--Goochland County--issued June 16th, 1744 (Book #22: page 56)
Abraham Venable, Jr. 340 acres--Lunenburg County--issued August 24th, 1754 (Book #32: page 395)
Abraham Venable, Jr. 740 acres--Lunenburg County--issued November 26th, 1754 (Book #32; page 420)
Abraham Venable, Jr. 2065 acres--Lunenburg and Bedford Counties--issued June 26th, 1759 (Book #33: page 574)
Abraham Venable 571 acres--Lunenburg and Bedford Counties--issued June 5th, 1765 (Book #36: page 733)

ABRAHAM VENABLES II, only surviving son of Abraham Venables I of New Kent Co., Va., was born March 22, 1700, O. S. baptized, as stated above, April 27, 1701, in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va. "He lived first on the Pamunky River in what was then New Kent Co., Va., afterwards, King and Queen, which was cut off from New Kent in 1691, and later and at present, King William County, which was cut off from King and Queen County in 1701. Abraham Venables II moved from the Pamunky region and settled in what was then Goochland County, in the fork between the Rivanna and the James Rivers. This region was cut off into Albemarle County in 1744 and in 1777 that end of Albemarle was formed into the present county of Fluvanna. The land upon which the village of Columbia is situated is a portion of the original home tract of this Abraham Venables II." This is taken from the records of Abram B. Venable of "Scott-Greene," Prince Edward Co., Va., written about 1870. Abraham Venables II owned immense tracts of land in Hanover, Louisa, Goochland, and Albemarle counties, on the Hardware River in South Garden and on "Ye Byrd Creek." He was prominent in the affairs of his country and church; justice of the peace of Hanover County, Va., before 1742; one of the first justices of Louisa County, Dec. 24, 1742; after 1742, County Lieutenant of Louisa; Captain in the Colonial Militia, Louisa County; Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from Louisa for over twenty years, 1742-1751-1753-1755-1762, and other years. He was vestryman of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Va., prior to 1742, of Trinity Parish 1762-68, and of Fredericksville Parish, 1742-1761. He was friend, political supporter, and client of Patrick Henry.

Will of Abraham Venables of Louisa Co. Va.--recorded Jan. 9, 1769.

Abraham Venable of Trinity Parish in Louisa County being in health of Body & of Perfect Mind & memory thanks be given to Almighty God & calling to mind the Mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, Do make & ordain this my Last Will & Testament that is to say, Principally & first of all I recommend my soul unto the Hands of God that gave it, & my Body I Recommond to the earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting But that at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God & Touching such Worldy Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me, I give & dispose of the same in the following manner & form: First I will that all my Lawful Debts & Funeral Expenses be paid & Discharged, & that each of my children to whom any aprt of my estate is now given do pay their respective parts of my Debts & legacies left to be paid in money in proportion to what they receive of my estate after my decease (Land only excepted) and that their respective parts be subject to pay each of their proportionate parts of debts & legacies aforesaid. ITEM: I give & Bequeath unto my son John Venable my seven hundred & Eighty three acres of land with the plantation whereon I now live situate lying & being on both sides the South Anna river in Louisa County, the s'd dividend of land, be the same more or less, to him the s'd Jno. Venable & to his Heirs & assigns forever & I also give & bequeath unto my s'd son Jno. Venable my four negroes (viz) Jack, David, Daniel & my negro girl Joyce & their increase, to him and his heirs & assigns forever, & I also give to my son John one feather bed, bedstead & furniture which of my beds he shall chuse, my young bay mair & grey horse colt & that he keep the sorrel horse Cedall heretofore verbially given him & I likewise give to my s'd son John, Three cows & calves, his choice out of my stock & six young cattle not under two years old, Ten sheep, my copper still & brass kettle all my books both stitcht & bound, all my Kitchen Lumber & Cider casks & it is my will that he my s'd son John doth not pay above Twenty pounds current money of my debts or less than that sum if his proportion doth not amount to so much, anything above mentioned to the contrary Notwithstanding. ITEM, I give & bequeath unto my Daughter, Mary Moreman, wife to Charles Moreman Jr. & to her Heirs & assigns forever, my negro Boy Ben. ITEM, I give & bequeath unto my son Nathaniel Venable & to his Heirs & assigns forever my four negros, Isaac, Phillis, & two children Milly & Isham, children of Phillis, he paying fifteen Pounds current money to my daughter Mary Moreman besides her proportion of the remaining value towards my debts as above mentioned but if any of the s'd negro shall die before he is possessed of them, then & in that case, he to be exemted from paying the s'd fifteen pounds. ITEM. I give & bequeath unto my son Jas. Venable & my daughter Ann King, wife to Phillip King & to their respective heirs & assigns forever, my Three negros, Peter, Sarah & Sam, child of Sarah & their increase to be divided between them in the following manner, that is to say, my s'd son James to have one third part & my s'd daughter Ann to have two third parts & being unwilling to part the said Negros, I am desirus if it should suit my s'd son & Daughter, but not to compel them, that my s'd son Jas. do take all the s'd three negroes & pay to my s'd daughter Ann two third part of the vallue of the three negroes according to appraisement as they can agree, & whereas I have undertaken to bring up Sarah Tucker, an orphan child, it is my request that my sons Nathl. & Jas. do take care of her as far as necessary. ITEM. I acquit my son in law Phillip King the ballance of his old account being fifty six shillings & four pence half penny.
ITEM. I give unto my daughter Elisabeth Morton wife of Josiah Morton & to her Heirs and assigns forever my negroe girl Judith & her increase. I will that my negro woman Hannah may go to which of my children she shall chuse I will that my negro man Tom may go to which of my children legasees he shall chuse or to be sold at the s'd negro Election, if he can be sold for his value in the judgm't of my exect'rs (or one of them).
ITEM. I give & bequeath unto my son William Venable my surveyors Instrument now in his possession. ITEM. I give to Sarah Tucker Ten pounds current money. I will that my crop of Tobc. on hand at my death after cloathing my negroes according to the season the remainder may be applyed as far as necessary towards paying my debts & the Legasie left to be paid in money & at the division of my negros may be left on the plantation for the support of my son, John, & his negroes & stock apportionable part of the corn wheat & oats then remaining. All the rest of my estate of what nature soever I give & bequeath to my son Jn. Venable & my three daughters Ann King, Elizabeth Morton, & Mary Moreman, to be equally divided among them, in such manner as they shall agree, or on their disagreement, the same to be done according to the Rules of Law & I do constitute & appoint my friend Mr. Waddy Thomson & my sons Abraham Venable, Nathaniel Venable, Hugh Lewis Venable & Jn. Venable, Exors. of this my last will & Testament & I do appoint my friend Mr. Patrick Henry, my trustee & I do hereby revoke all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this my last will & testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Eleventh Day of April one thousand seven Hundred & Sixty eight.

Signed, sealed Published &
Abraham Venable (Seal)

In the presence of
James Tate
Love Statham
James Arnet
Jns. Byars
Jns. Lea
At a Court held for Louisa County Jan'y 9th, 1769.
This Will & Testament was this day in open Court proved by the oaths of three witnesses thereto & by the Court O. to be Recorded.

Teste:--John Nelson, C. L. C.
A Copy:--
Teste:--P. B. Porter, Clerk.

A record of Abraham Venables of Louisa Co. Va. found in Goochland Co. Va.
At a Court called for Goochland County the twenty ninth day of Aprill MDCCXXXII for the Examination of Anthony Wheeler.


Daniel Stoner, George Payne, George Raine, Anthony Hoggatt, Gent. Justices.

Abraham Venables acknowledges himself indebted unto Our Soveign Lord King George the Second in the Sum of One hundred pounds Sterling to be levied on his Goods & Chattles On Condition that if the said Abraham do appear on the Second Tuesday in June next before the Honble the Judges of the Court of Oyer and Terminer at the Capitol in Williamsburg then and there to give Evidence on behalf of our said Lord the King against Anthony Wheeler, And if the said Abraham do cause a Negro male child named Simon belonging to the Estate of John Syme, decd, to be carried to the said Court at Williamsburg then this Recognizance to be void else in force.

(Court Order Book No. 3, pages 62 & 63).
A Copy from the Record,
Teste: P. G. Miller, County Clerk
of the County of Goochland, Virginia,
February 13, 1923.

[NI09833] died at age 21

[NI09850] "BURTON, Hutchins Will Book 1, Page 254
Names: Brothers - John BURTON, Noel Hunt BURTON, James Minge BURTON and Robert BURTON.
Entire estate to be divided between Noel Hunt and James Minge BURTON.
Executors: Brothers John and Robert BURTON
Will dated Jan 26, 1776 Recorded Jan 12, 1778"

[NI09854] "LUCAS, William Will Book 1, Page 268
Names: Wife - Anne LUCAS, Sister Hannah SULLIVANT, Brother in law William BASKERVILLE, God-son Henry DELONY, Junr, Nephew Lucas SULLIVANT, Cousins - William LUCAS, Junr and John LUCAS
Bequeathed two plantations to wife Anne for her natural life, and then to John LUCAS. Specific bequests to those named above.
Executors: Wife Anne LUCAS and Henry DELONY, William LUCAS, Junr and William BASKERVILLE.
Witnesses: Henry DELONY and John BASKERVILLE
Will dated June 22, 1778 Recorded Sept 14, 1778"

[NI09859] Left his property and estate to his brothers and sisters; Samuel, George, Richard, William Barber, Mary Bass, Magdalene Trabue. No children.

[NI09865] Never married.

[NI09866] Never married.

[NI09890] Rebecca, widow of Peter Green, dau of Rev. John Mellen of Hanover, NH, age 46, died 06 May 1800 at Concord (New Hampshire Gazette)

[NI09909] 1636, 1050 Acres: N.W. upon the head of Lawnes Cr, S.E. upon the back Cr, N.E. upon his dwelling house and S.W. into the woods. 50 acres for his per. advise and 1000 for trans. of 20 persons. Justinian Cooper, Rich. Cosey, Nich. Man, John Curtis, John Coker, Henry Bonney, James Smith, Geo. Stacy, Wm. Redman, Geo. Archer, Wm. Bannister, Wm. Cooke, Samll Eldridge, Wm. Nesse, Mary Clinton, Jon. Davis, Robert Radye, Rich. Smith, Wm. Underwood, Henry Rouncifull, Clement Evans.
1650, 560 Acres: Lying upon the third swamp from Henry White's palntation, due for trans. 11 persons.
1654, 280 Acres: on Blackwater River pat. by Eldridge and Robert Blake. Teste. Peter Bedford, Thomas Walter. Isle of Wight.
Samuel was involved in about 20 land transactions from 1636 until his death.

[NI09911] Will: Legatee son William, son Samuel, daughter Elizabeth, daughter Martha. Son William to my loving friend Murphrey; son Samuel to my brother-in-law William Hook; daughter Martha to Elizabeth Gaynor; if she should die before said daughter is 16, to her daughter Mary Gaynor. Exs., friends William Hook and Roger Tarlton. Wit. Francis Seagrave, Roger Tarlton, and John Tarlton.

[NI09915] The will of Richard Smith names Mary and her son Drewry. Dated 24, Feb. 1712 in Surry Co, Virginia.

[NI09917] from Captain John Murphrey to Drewry Aldridge, Sr. This letter concerns the marriage of Drury and Mary’s oldest daughter Mary, her nickname (Polly):
Bearegarden 30 September. 1768
My son John informs me that he has been so fortunate as to have gain'd the affection of your Daughter Polly & that he expects to be married to her. It gives his Mother & myself much pleasure in his most prudent choice. We can not have the least objection to a young Lady of Miss Polly's amiable good Character, she having been brought up under the care of so genteel and Worthy Parents as Madam Aldridge and yourself. You may depend that Mrs. Murphrey & myself shall do every thing that is in our power towards their living in ease and to prmoting their general happiness. To further this aim we doubt not but that you & your Lady will most cheerfully contribute. It is my intent to settle upon my son my Plantation known by the name Musquettoe containing upwards of 100 acres of River low lands, leaving the furniture in the house standing there - except for some few articles - the Stock and mills thereunto with 6 or 8 working slaves which is all that can be spared at present, I having lost a good many to the Ague. He shall also have my Clark's place which is worth in most years upwards to b300. Our respectful Compliments & Praises attend both your Lady and yourself & family.
I am Sir with very Great respect, yr Obdt Servt
Capt. John Murphrey

Letter from Drewry Aldridge, Sr. to Captain John Murphrey:
Capt. John Murphrey
Your letter of yesterday is now before me. I have no Objections either to your son or to his connections - I have sincere regard Sir for both yourself & Family & of consequence thereof I welcome a union betwixt our two Houses. I propose to give an absolute Estate to my daughter of those things which I shall here after mention - Vizt. 250 acres of unseated Forrest lands in Craven, 4 or five negroes and some stock & furniture. Myself and Lady present our Compliments.
Your very Hum Servt
D. Aldridge Esq.

Myrtle Bluffs

Letter from Gale Murphrey, daughter of Captain John Murphrey, to her brother John Murphrey who married Mary (Polly) Aldridge:
The Beare Garden 14 Sept. 1769
Dear Brother
We received yours of the 9th inst. by cozin Dixon when he returned from down the countrie and we was right glad to here from you. We have had a frightful time of it here. Mama, Jethra, & me went down to Tower Hill to see sister Caswell who had been brought to bed of a fine new son. All are or were well there; we not hering from them since the gale, God only knows how they are. We was going to stay the night at Mrs. Shepards but made good time owning to the rds being firm & the chariott having no problems we got to Contentney & took the ferry on home. And good we did. The winds rose in the evening & becoming more violente begun to rattle the hole house. Mama was quite stricken with fright & would not be consold. Papa gatherd us together & set us all in the hall as it was the most inner place. In the early morning it stopped but came up again & lasted the better part of the day. Two of the biggest oak trees in the yard are down - one right on the barn. All the chimneys are knocked down and the negra houses gone. Most of the contents of the houses are now in the yard. Papa is much upset & swears he is ruind most of the tobacca being destroied & the store also. Cozin Holliday at Hawlanding faired bad also not a single house left standing on his planta. Dixon says Newbern is much destroied also and the country round abouts. Most of the roads are not passable owning to the high water and fallen trees and he said he had a rough go of it getting up the river. Please take cear of yourself there & hurry home.
Your loving Sister

Letter of agreement to build the Little Goshen Chapel. Little Goshen Chapel pp. 92 -93
At the Vestry held for St. Patrick Parish the 3 day of May 1770 - Present
The revd Willm Miller
Simon Bright, Drew Aldrige, William Bell, Robert
Williams, Martin Caswell, Major Croom, John Tilmon,
Thomas Edwards

To the Hon. Abraham Shepherd & Capt. John Murphrey Trustees
It is agreed that a Chapel should be built on some part of the old field belonging to the said Shepherd & Murphry called Little Goshen to be 60 foot long & 30 foot wide in the Clear, the Foundations to be begun 5 bricks thick & so continued to the surface of the earth & from thence 4 bricks thick to the water table which is to be 4 foot above the top of the earth. The walls are to be well framed of Pine or Cypress timbers well seesoned to 25 foot pitch from the surface of the earth. The Doors in the North & South sides to be 12 foot high & 6 foot wide to be glazed with best London crown and to contain 32 lights in the square part and 2 windows in the West End convenent to the Gallery. The flooring of the pews & Isles to be laid with well seasoned quarter pine plank cleared of sap on good White Oak sleepers, the wainscot for the pews to be well seasoned pine or sypress plank raised on one Diameter at the bottom of the Sharft to be fluted & the capitals of a good Order. A Gallery to be at the West End 10 foot wide to be divided into sets of pews with stairs to go up on each side. The roof to be well framed with Pine or Cypress, the girders to be 12 inches squared the summers 12 inches squared, the joists to be 12 by 3 the principal rafters to be 10 inches by 3, the purloines to be 10 by 8 & the smaller rafters to be 10 by 4, to be covered over with plank cyphered & lapped 1 1/2 inches & covered with shingles of good cypress 20 inches long 3/4 inch thick & not to show more than 6 inches. The Chapel to have a neat Madilioned cornick on the sides & each end, the pews to be the same height as them now in the present Parish Church to be primed with white lead & to be painted with a wainscot colour. All the outside of the doors & windows & cornish to be primed or painted four times over with a neat straw colour and the walls all about primed or painted with white lead. A neat altar piece of walnut with handrails & banisters of the same with a neat pulpit and desks. The Church is to be compleatly finished by the last of May 1772. One hundred pounds to be paid to the undertakers on the last of May next. Two hundred pounds to be paid on May last 1772. Jesse Jones and William Mackenny are herewith appointed to see that the said work is forward & faithfully done with good materials. It is also agreed by the Vestry that Abraham Sheppard & John Murphrey shall underwrite with Thomas Edwards for the building of the aforementioned chapel according to the plain & that they shall pay 200 pounds current money for same.

Letter from Gale Murphrey, daughter of Captain John Murphrey, to her brother John Murphrey at Beare Garden June 1, 1770
Dearest Brother,
I hope this finds you & yours in good health & spirits. All here are fine. Papa is quite busy. He has given sister Mary and Robin the Hurricanes plantation and he and Robin are building a new house there. They have enlarged the Hunting lodge at the quarters there by putting on a second floor and little short rooms to each side. It is a lovely home & Sister is excited beyond belief to get a new home of her own. Brother Hill has sent into Virginia for new furnishings for he says the makers there have it all over ours her and Mother has already sent her gardner Cato over with some cuttings to get the grounds in order.
The box garden there will be larger and more modern than ours but I think will never surpass the beauty of mamas garden. Papa is planning ajourney into Virginia to visit the cousins and finish some tobacco business next month. Mama will probably go along for some shopping & visiting & I hope to go also. It is been so long since I've seen any of the relations. Tell Mary her parents & family are all fine. They were here for several days last week to hunt & were in high spirits.
All my love

About the home of Drury Aldridge.
Myrtle Bluffs- The plantation manor of Drury Aldridge,Sr.The letter of Martha Sugg Dixon born 1829 died 1904,wife of Rev. Henry Aldridge Dixon, tells more about Myrtle Bluffs and Drewfield than any other. Drewry Aldridge,Jr. owned Drewfields.
Per letter: My grandmother Patsey Suggs was the daughter of Drew and Mary Aldridge. This pair lived near Jason and left a large number of descendants in that area of the county. Their home was the Bluffs on Drew Creek. It was a large dutch house painted yellow with four rooms and a hall on the first floor and three rooms and a hall on the second. A large porch stretched across the fron of the house with the left corner walled off to form the office. Granpa Drew was a county justice and he and some of the bench often held court in this room when the weather was such that they could not reach the old courthouse. Grandma Patsey told of playing in this room while court was in session with Justice Drew presiding in his turban, dressing gown and slippers while passing a long stemmed clay pipe amongst his peers. But at the main setting of the court and for formal occasions, he wore a great wig and full scarlet robe with a little collar like a priest’s. Unlike most of the planters in the area who grew tobacco, Justice Aldridge grew mostly wheat and other grains. This crop he rendered into flour at two mills on his farms. One of these mills also had a structure called the Shot Tower over the mill pond which the judge used at one time for making bullets. Both mills were inherited by his grandson and ground corn for both the Union and Confederate armies. One of the mills was burned by the yankees late in the war who said that there was one mill for each army, and the Rebels could do without theirs.
Justice Aldridge was quite a botanist and collector of plants. His gardens, or as he called them, his park, was the largest and most beautiful in the county. My father often said that he didn’t know what Heaven would be like for the rest of the world,but if the southern part of Heaven was not as beautiful as the Bluffs, then he would turn around and come back. The lane up to the house was lined with myrtles and dogwood, which in season made a lovely picture. In the spring, the dogwoods bloomed snowy white, in the summer the myrtles bloomed a delicate pink and in the autumn, the leaves of the dogwoods were red and the myrtle a bright yellow. Green lawns were planted beneath these trees and large flocks of sheep were kept grazing there, kept out of the orchards on either side by high rail fences. The lane dipped down to a small creek and then up again before reaching the house. This creek was dammed up to to form a large pond and was spanned by a lovely wooden bridge. The pond was called Meg’s Hole after a young daughter of Justice Aldridge who drown there as a child. This pond was surrounded by a myriad of shrubs and bushes brought from near and far and laid out so that in every season there was a warmth of colors and hues. All these gardens were laid out not in rigid formal patterns so popular at that time, but more like an english park. In fact, it was used by the people in the neighborhood as almost a public park for gatherings and promenades. Many an arbor dance, camp meeting, and fish feasts were held in this lovely spot. The Justice also laid out a race course on banks of Hullets Creek to which the general populace of Tyson’s Marsh and Bear Creeks communities repaired. There was also a number of small amusements and rides built into the park for the children and a small herd of tame deer. It was great treat for all the children to be allowed to feed these animals with salt and fruit. I can remember as a child seeing two large paintings hanging in the Bluffs showing all the Aldridge children, the five sons in one and three daughters in another, painted with these deer in the background. The portraits later hung in the home of Justice Aldridge’s son, Drew Jr. and were later taken off to Ga or Texas by a member and were destroyed, so I am told, in the late war.
The park at the Bluffs was inherited by Drew Jr. and kept up with some improvements until the war.
The Judges wife is remembered as a very haughty woman with a flair for stylish dress and abundant jewelry. She was from a fairly well off family near New Bern but most of the Judge’s family felt that he had married beneath him. It is said that when she walked about the plantation or town, she was accompanied by a small negro boy who held a parasol over her in imitation of the English nobility and with a negress who carried a basket with her keys, fan, shawl and other needed items. Her nickname "Jezebel" was given to her for more than one reason. Most of the family plantation was heired by Drew Aldridge, Jr. who lived in the old house before building his own. He raised not only his family, but that of his brother, to the number of thirteen children. So he needed a much larger house than the old one. His new house was on Tysons Marsh and was called the Drewfield and his nephew Howell Aldridge moved into the old place. His new house was a large two story with eight rooms and large double porches front and back. Late in life Drew Jr., married a second wife, one of the Suttons of Bucklesberry. The marriage turned sour and a mutual dislike grew between the two of them. They finally stopped talking to one another and Drew Jr. built a small 4 room wing to the side of his house where he installed his wife. Which he forever after called the Rookerie. The only door in the house had a table placed in it so he could sit at one end of the table and she at the other with the family in between. But she never again entered the main house or he the wing. If he wished to converse with her, he would write a note, place it on a tray and have it carried to the Rookerie by a servant. Mrs. Aldridge would read it, write her answer and have it returned in the same manner. Drew Jr. gave the old place to Polly Mewborn although Howell Aldridge continued to live there.
When the Yankee army invaded the county, the families on both farms fled leaving the houses empty. The Drewfields was burned, but the nurse at the Bluffs told the Yankees that Master had fled and the house was now hers, in hopes the house would not be destroyed. Her ruse saved it from the torch but not from vandals. The Yankees, thinking that valuables were hidden there, much despoiled the interior. All the first floor rooms were wainscoated and the entire fireplace walls were paneled. All this was torn out by the soldiers looking for valuables. Many of the floor boards were also taken up and much plastering knocked out. The park was used as a camp ground and almost totally destroyed. Old Mr. Howell died a refugee just before the close of the war but his family returned to the Bluffs. But because of the extent of the damage to the house, his family nor any other ever lived again at the Bluffs.

[NI09929] The Jesse Aldridge home was located near Jason on the Arba road and his grandson , Lemuel Sugg, lived there until his death. The house burned in the year 1972. It was a big two story house with a porch located on the top and bottom floors. It had fire places in all rooms upstairs as well as downstairs. Jesse was shown on the 1790 census but not on the 1800 census.

12 657 657 SUGGS Benjamin 64 M Farmer North Carolina
13 657 657 SUGGS Nancy 70 F North Carolina
14 657 657 SUGGS Kintchen 28 M North Carolina
15 657 657 SUGGS Nancy 23 F North Carolina

5 576 576 SUGG Lemuel 30 M Farmer North Carolina X
6 576 576 SUGG Patience 30 F North Carolina
7 576 576 SUGG Henry 13 M North Carolina
8 576 576 SUGG Joshua 12 M North Carolina
9 576 576 SUGG Lucretia 11 F North Carolina
10 576 576 SUGG Lemuel 8 M North Carolina

40 546 546 ALDRIDGE Howell 66 M Farmer 50 North Carolina
41 546 546 ALDRIDGE Mary 52 F North Carolina
42 546 546 ALDRIDGE Howel 18 M Farmer North Carolina X
1 546 546 ALDRIDGE Mary B. 14 F North Carolina X
REMARKS: The handwritten number for this page is illegible.
2 546 546 ALDRIDGE Jessee B. 12 M North Carolina X
3 546 546 ALDRIDGE Benit F. 7 M North Carolina X

In memory of Brother Aldridge, he was the son of Jesse Aldridge and Anne, his wife, whose maiden name was Hardy and Grandson of Drewery and Mary Aldridge, whose maiden name was Barrington. He was born 1784 and joined the Freewill Baptist Church at Wheat Swamp in the year 1830 and for conveniency he joined the church at Mewborn's Meeting House in the year 1837. He was chosen Deacon of said church June 1849 which office he filled and remained in feloowship to the time of his death which took place in the year 1865. Brother Aldridge was a good plain straight-forward man. He was married to Mary Faircloth by whom she had children. He leaves six children, grandchildren and friends and neighbors and the church to mourn their loss. [Mewborn Church Books, Book 1, pages 77-78, Ima Mewborn.]

[NI09936] The 1850 census shows her at Howell's(her Father) home listed as Anna Folks. She is 31. In the 1860 census John W., Anna's son, is shown with The Howell Aldridge family and 8 yrs old. In the 1870 census John W. is 18 and is married to Rebecca. Anna Elmore, married again and husband dead or left, is listed with them. In the 1880 census John W. Aldridge 28,farmer, Rebecca 29, housewife, children, Kinchen 9, Frank 7, Andrew 3, Virginia (Ginny) 1 and Anna Elmore 62,listed as Mother, Mary B. Aldridge 45, listed as aunt. All in same household. We don't know if Folks died before 1850 or was away from home. We're still looking for a marriage license, searching for Folks and Elmore. We do know that his grandfather (Howell) or Anna gave John W. the Aldridge name. One last thing, in her last will and testament Mary B.Aldridge left her sister Annie Eleanor and brother, Bennett Frank part of her estate. We believe that is the correct spelling of her name. Since Mary was doing the writing. The census takers did their own spelling and writing as best they could.

[NI09938] Deed: 11-29-1883 John W. Aldridge and wife Rebecca to Leondius Vaughan on Falling Creek and the same lands conveyed to John W. Aldridge by W.A. Hardy and wife Martha and I.M. Sullivan.

[NI10013] 1820 Greene Co, NC Census
Alderage, Drewary

[NI10018] The children in this family are:
Temesia Ann (1822-1904) married Lemuel Mewborn Hardy (1822-1863] 1st., married Benjamin George Hardy (1831-1873) 2nd., widower of her sister, Mary;
George (1824-1859) married Nancy Louisa Hardy (1830-1866);
Joshua (1827-1907 married Winifred Wooten (1831-1903);
Nancy (1829-1864) married John Parrott Gray (1837-1896);
Parrott III (1834-1881) married Laney Jane Hardy (1845-1865) 1st., married Winifred (Billie) Hardy (1854-) 2nd.,
Edith Ann (1836-1915) married John Parrott Gray (1837-1896), widower of her sister, Nancy;
Mary (1832-1864] married Benjamin George Hardy (1831-1873);
Drewry Aldridge (1840-1928) married Peninah Adeline Dixon (1848-1937);
Levi Jesse Hardy (1842-1926) married Ruth Carolina Whitted (1845-1926); and
Lydia (1844-1874) married William Graham Whitted (1839-1899).

[NI10019] Elizabeth White Aldridge and these last two Aldridge children moved to Tipton Co., Tenn prior to the 1830 census. Some of her Garland family were already there. Attelia Ann was already married to Samuel Holliday. The Holliday family was a prominent Greene Co., NC family. On Sept 28, 1828 Drewry, Jr. deeded his wife Elizabeth, five slaves, his daughter, Attelia Ann Holliday, six slaves and Leonidas Benajah Aldridge, five slaves. This is recorded in Tipton Co. Tenn, Feb 24, 1829 book A, Pg 240. Later Elizabeth, all the Hollidays and Leonidas Benajay went to Texas.


[NI10041] died young

[NI10043] BLANEY3 HARPER JR. (Blaney2, Francis1) was born in 1795 in Greene County, North Carolina; Sherrod Tyson Family Bible. He married Martha Sugg, daughter of John Sugg II and Martha (Patsy) Aldridge. He died on 12 February 1825 in Greene County, North Carolina; Ibid.; Jr. Will Blaney Harper, written 11 September 1824, probated February Term 1825, Greene Co, NC. The Sherrod Tyson Bible gives his birth year as ca 1800. He died in 1825 in the 25th year of age. We think his age in the Bible was wrong. In 1813 his father gave him land for love and affection plus five pounds. It is reasonble to assume he was of age at the time or close it. We could also be missing a generation. #23 - 11 May 1813 - Blany Harper to son Blany Jr, love, good will and natural affection and 5 pds ___ acres on the SS Great Contentnea Creek containing a part of the plantation where the sd Blaney Harper Sr now lives adj Great Contentnea Creek, Delany Harper, the main or county road, the Tar Kiln Bed (the same mentioned in the last will and testament of Francis Harper, dec), the woods path, the long branch, a stake opposite the head of Deep Bottom, a pine in the bank of the creek formerly called Alexander Harper's corner only the liberty or liberties which the sd Blany Harper or his wife Elizabeth Harper shall or may think proper or see fit to take during their natural lives for their own or their family's use. WIT Palmer Mosely, Thos Holliday Signed Aug Term 1818 -A. M.Tooley, clerk #30 - 2 Sept 1819 - Blany Harper, Sr. to son Blany Harper, Jr., natural love and affection & 10 shillings - 1 acres on the Long Branch near Snow Hill adj Long Branch, Reuben Wilcox and the road WIT Winston Powell, Palmer Mosely Aug Term 1820 Greene County, N.C.
Will Book 1, page 145. LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF BLANY HARPER, JUNR. will drawn 11 Sept. 1824, will proved Feb. term 1825.
In the name of God, Amen, I BLANY HARPER JUNR being of Sound Mind and Perfect Memory blessed be to God to this 11th September in the Year of our Lord 1824 make and publish this my last will and Testament in Manner following, first I lend unto my wife MARTHA HARPER that part of my plantation and woodland that lies on this side of the county road whereon my house stands. I also lend her three Negroes namely, Daniel Olief and Rean? all during her natural life, and after the death of my wife MARTHA HARPER for the property and Negroes and their increase to be equally divided between my two sons R H F HARPER and JOHN HARPER, and I further lend my wife MARTHA HARPER all my household and kitchen furniture and all of my stock cattle ...sheep, and two heads of horses, her choice and thirty head of fatening hogs and eight sows and sixteen which I feed on the low grounds and one cart and wheels, and all of my crop which is now on my lands growing, And after the death of my wife MARTHA HARPER for all the property loaned to her except that goes to be sold and equally divided between my two sons RICHARD H F and JOHN HARPER. Second, I give unto my son RICHARD H F HARPER all my land that lies on the other side of the county road the part which I have not given to my wife MARTHA HARPER and also Three Negroes named Fany? Jim and Lucy. Thirdly I give unto my son JOHN HARPER all of my land which I lend unto my wife MARTHA HARPER after her death Also two Negroes named Henry and Milly, and if either of my sons die before they come of age for the other to have his property. I leave Chloe and the rest of my property which I haven't given away Sold and all my just Debts paid and the balance if any Given to my son JOHN HARPER and I further make and ordain my brother in law CHARLES H HARPER Executor to this my last Will and Testament
In witness whereof I the said BLANY HARPER have to this my last will and testament Set my hand and seal the day and year above written Signed Sealed and declared by the Testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of DELANY HARPER R H F HARPER Signed: Blany X(his mark) Harper (seal) N.C. Greene County - February term 1825
Then was this paper writing exhibited before the Court as the last will and Testament of Blany Harper deceased, and duly proven by the oath of Richard H F Harper one of the subscribing witnesses thereto who swore he saw Blany Harper the Testator sign seal publish and declare this paper writing to be.
MARTHA SUGG was born on 10 April 1796 in Greene County, North Carolina; Charles Hopton Harper Family Bible, (Front page is missing. Currently in Farmville, NC); (1999). She married Delaney Harper, son of Francis Harper Jr. and Teresa Hopton, after 1828. The two known children of Blaney3 Harper Jr. and Martha Sugg both born in Greene County, North Carolina, were as follows: + 45. i.

27 523 523 SUGGS Moses 32 M Farmer North Carolina
28 524 524 SUGGS John Sr. 55 M Farmer 2,000 North Carolina
29 524 524 SUGGS Elizabeth 52 F North Carolina
30 524 524 SUGGS Eliza 23 F North Carolina
31 524 524 SUGGS Mary 20 F North Carolina
32 524 524 SUGGS Nancy 18 F North Carolina
33 524 524 SUGGS Josiah 16 M Farmer North Carolina X
34 524 524 SUGGS Aguillar 14 M North Carolina X
35 524 524 SUGGS James H. 8 M North Carolina X

36 525 525 SUGGS John Jr. 27 M Farmer North Carolina
37 525 525 SUGGS Nancy 20 F North Carolina
38 525 525 SUGGS Aguillar J. 3 M North Carolina
39 525 525 SUGGS James F. 1 M North Carolina

[NI10078] Newby Funeral Home Records
Funeral of: Mrs. Agnes Alvira Lee
Birth: November 10, 1848
Died: October 23, 1918
Burial: October 24, 1918, Drain Graveyard
Age: 70 years, 13 days
Sex: Female
Nationality: White
Married: Yes
Place of death: Dobbins Pike
Physician: Dr. Woodson
Funeral from: Graveyard
Services held at:
Conducted by:
Additional Comments: Wife of T. R. Lee

In pre-Norman times the O'Lonergans inhabited north-east Thurmond, i.e. that part of Tipperary which lies on the east side of Lough Derg, but the pressure exerted by the Anglo-Norman Butlers forced them southwards to the country around Cashel and Cahir, where they have remained in considerable numbers up to the present day. The name, in Irish Ó Longargain, is usually anglecized Lonergan, without the prefix O, but sometimes takes the form Londrigan. The chief of the sept resided near Cahir, but little is heard of them in the stormy military and political history of Ireland. Their claim to fame lies in the number of leading ecclesiastics they gave to the Church from the twelfth to the fifteenth century, no less than six of these being archbishops or bishops, two of Killaloe and three of Cashel, i.e. in the two homelands of the sept. The most distinguished of these was Donnell (not Donat as sometimes stated) O'Longargan or O'Lonergan, Archbishop of Cashel, who took a prominent part in the council of Kells in 1152. Mention should be made, too, of the family of O'Lonergan which supplied harpers to the O'Kellys of Ui Máine. They possessed a small patrimony at Ballynabanaby in the parish of Kilgerril (south-east Galway) at the time that the Book of Lecan was compiled, i.e. at the beginning of the fifteenth century. In modern times the only Lonergans of any note were Thomas S. Lonergan (b. 1861), Irish born American poet and politician, and Anne Lonergan, the Irish nun who was imprisoned during the French Revolution.
page 210

[NI10092] 1930 Sumner Co, TN Census ppg 83-11 10A
LEE, Henry head 42 Farmer Tenn Tenn Tenn
Bettie L wife 49 None Tenn Tenn Tenn
Lanyard son 21 Farm helper
Oscar 16 Farm helper
John A 2 None

[NI10170] 1850 KY Census, Simpson Co., Dwelling 171, Family 171, p 14A,
Dinning, John 33, M, TN, Farmer
Dinning, Polly 35, F, KY
Dinning, N. J. 12, F, KY
Dinning, E. 10, F, TN
Dinning, S. A. 08, F, KY
Dinning, T. 06, F, KY
Dinning, S. N. 04, F, KY
Dinning, A. E. 02, F, KY { Agnes Elvira }
Source: NARA Microfilm M432-218

1870 Sumner County, Gallatin
10 717 139 Hassell John 37 M W Farmer . . TN . . . . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Sarah 30 F W Keeping House . . TN . . . . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Elizabeth 17 F W At home . . TN . . . . . .
10 717 139 Hassell William 15 M W At school . . TN . . X . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Charles 13 M W At school . . TN . . X . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Emeline 10 F W At school . . TN . . X . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Phebia 8 F W At school . . TN . . X . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Blount 6 M W . . . TN . . . . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Martha 4 F W . . . TN . . . . . .
10 717 139 Dinning Thomas 1/12 M W . . . TN May . . . . .
10 717 139 Hassell Sallie 78 F W . . . NC . . . . . .

[NI10172] Lydia and Mary MAY be sisters.

[NI10173] 1850 KY Census, Simpson Co., Dwelling 414, Family 415, p 31b,
Dinning, H. 26, M, TN, Farmer, $200 { Henderson }
Dinning, L. M. 23, F, KY { Lydia M. May }
Dinning, J. H. 03, M, KY { James H. "Tobe" }
Dinning, W. 50, M, NC, Laborer { William - father of Henderson }
Source: NARA Microfilm M432-218

[NI10179] Dinning, William ( 2 ) page 151 Sumner Co.
Source: Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s - Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee, Surnames, C - D, Page 70

1850 KY Census, Simpson Co., Dwelling 414, Family 415, p 31b,
Dinning, H. 26, M, TN, Farmer, $200 { Henderson }
Dinning, L. M. 23, F, KY { Lydia M. May }
Dinning, J. H. 03, M, KY { James H. "Tobe" }
Dinning, W. 50, M, NC, Laborer { William - father of Henderson }
Source: NARA Microfilm M432-218

[NI10182] 1830 TN Census, Sumner Co., Family 1616,
Denning, John 1-M 15-20, 1-F 41-50, 1-M 71-80

Will of John Dinning -
$10.00 to the heirs of Cader Hunter dec'd begotten of the body of my daughter Phebe.
To Thomas Groves $10.00.
To Richard Smith $100.00.
To Henry Williams $100.00.
To George Watwood $100.00.
To heirs of Andrew Dinning dec'd $10.00.
To my son William Dinning $100.00.
To James Mays $150.
To William Alderson $150.00.
To by deed of gift to my son James Dinning some negroes said James not to have property until after death of John and Polly Dinning the father and mother of said James.
To my son James Dinning 340 acres of land to have posession at my death. James to support his mother Polly during her life.
After my debts are paid any remainder to be equally divided between Henry Williams, William Alderson, James Mays and William Dinning.
Appoints Joseph McGlothlin Jr. and Wm. Lovell as executors.
Signed 17 Feb 1837
Witnesses: James Granger, Andrew McGlothlin.
Proved Nov 1837 Sumner Co., Tennessee. (pp. 225-226)
Source: Genealogical Records: Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s;
Sumner County Will Abstracts, 1788-1842, Abstracts of Will Book 2, pp. 64-65
Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", by Mike Denning, Section 1, pp B-C (transcript)
In the "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution", it states that John Dinning served as a Lieutenant and acted as a Captain under Colonel Kimball. He served as a horseman in the militia under Captains Barry and Gray, and as a footman under Captain Richards, and General Pickens, during 1779. He was in the Battle at Stano and the Siege of Charleston.
Most of John Dinning's children stayed in Sumner Co., Tennessee, except for a few; Anna Dinning Groves moved to Nodaway Co., Missouri; Mary Dinning Mays moved to Hickman Co., Tennessee; Andrew Dinning moved to Weakley Co., Tennessee about 1827; and Nancy Dinning Thompson went to Polk Co., Texas.
Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", by Mike Denning, Section 1, p A.
Dinning, John
Source: 1790 NC Orange Co., Tax Lists - Rootsweb File: 1790casdt.txt
Dinning, John
Source: Orange Co., NC 1790 First Federal Census Index
NARA Microfilm M-637, p 93

"In the "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution", it states that John Dinning served as a Lieutenant and acted as a Captain under Colonel Kimball. He served as a horseman in the militia under Captains Barry and Gray, and as a footman under Captain Richards, and General Pickens, during 1779. He was in the Battle at Stano and the Siege of Charleston.
Most of John Dinning's children stayed in Sumner Co., Tennessee, except for a few; Anna Dinning Groves moved to Nodaway Co., Missouri; Mary Dinning Mays moved to Hickman Co., Tennessee; Andrew Dinning moved to Weakley Co., Tennessee about 1827; and Nancy Dinning Thompson went to Polk Co., Texas." Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", by Mike Denning, Section 1, p A.

[NI10189] "I believe there were three Dinning brothers who came to Orange Co., North Carolina, from Londonderry Co., Ireland, in the 1750s to the early 1760s. Those three brothers were Andrew, David and James. I believe that before they lived in Ireland that they may have lived in Lanark Co., Scotland."
Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner Co., and Their Kin", by Mike Denning, Page I
We believe the basis for the DINNINGs coming from Derry Co., Ireland comes from the Revolutionary War Pension Application of David DINNING, Jr., son of David DINNING Sr.
In David DINNING Jr.'s Pension Application, (# S30992 - copy in possession) 19 Aug 1834, David states he was 18 months old when he came with his parents in [Nov] 1762 to Orange Co., North Carolina, from Derry Co., Ireland. David came to Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the fall of 1799.

[NI10196] are Mary & Siscilla the same person?

[NI10199] "The family moved to Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the fall of 1799. The first record we have of Robert Lilley in Sumner Co., Tennessee, was in Oct 1799, when he, with John Dinning and Joseph McGlothlin were appointed to help fix a road from Green Town Road in Kentucky to Nashville Road near Daniel Taylors." Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", Section 4, p A.

[NI10201] "The family moved to Sumner Co., Tennessee, in the fall of 1799. The first record we have of Joseph McGlothlin in Sumner Co., Tennessee, was in Oct 1799, when he, with John Dinning and Robert Lilley were appointed to help fix a road from Green Town Road in Kentucky to Nashville Road near Daniel Taylors. Joseph purchased 120 acres from Benjamin Grainger, tract on west fork of Drakes Creek waters of Barren River, Sumner Co., Tennessee, 06 Aug 1805; witnesses John Dinning and Thomas Grainger; Deed Book 4, p 241. Most of Joseph and Agness' children stayed in Sumner Co., Tennessee; Alexander McGlothlin moved to Barry Co., Missouri." Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", Section 5, pp A-B
Will of Joseph McGlothlin Signed 03 Jul-1837; Proved June 1839
Source: Will bk 2, pages 255-256 Transcribed by Sue Polaski ©1999
In the name of God Amen,
I Joseph McGlothlin of the County of Sumner and State of Tennessee being weak in body but of sound mind and memory as you may say, these considering the uncertainty of this mortal life. I do make and publish this to be my last will and testament in _ _ _ , that is to say, I give and bequeath my Sole to God who gave to me.
1st I give to my beloved wife Polly McGlothlin one hundred acres of land beginning at the North East corner on a post oak of the tract of land I now live on laying South and West for compliment so as to include the building and cave Spring and one negro woman by the name of Polly and one good work horse, one cow and calf, and one bed Sted and furniture and one pot and oven and one set of knives and forks, one _ to have and enjoy her life live, so long as she lives single, and at her death, or time of marriage if she should marry the property _ sold by my Executors on such a credit as they may think proper and the proceeds to be equally divided among all my children.
2nd it is my wish and desire that my children that is in this country rally all my slaves except Polly and draw for them if they can agree and let some person draw for those of my children that may be absent in some foreign country and if they cannot agree among themselves it is my wish and desire that my Executors shall chose two or more disinterested men to rally said slaves and then let all of my children draw for them or some other person and let them all be made equal with one another out of the proceeds of the rest of my Estate.
"Thirdly" it is my wish and desire that all the rest of my Estate both real and personal be sold on a credit of twelve months except the tract of land where on my son Andrew McGlothin now lives which land I allow at my decease for my son Andrew, to have and after the money becomes due and collected it is my wish and desire that all of my debts and funeral expenses be paid if any, and the balance of my Estate to be equally divided out among all of my children except my executors I allow them a reasonable compensation over and above the rest for their trouble, Viz, Joseph McGlothlin Jr., John McGlothlin, Wm. McGlothlin, Andrew McGlothlin and James McGlothlin, Alexander McGlothlin and Elizabeth Goostree, my sons and daughter _ think I have give them all alike. I have give my son John McGlothlin a Negro boy to make him equal with the rest of my sons and I have give my daughter Elizabeth Goostree a little negro girl to make her equal with the rest of my children. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife and children all of the above Estate for and in consideration of the love and affection I have for them.
Lastly I further express my desire and appoint my sons, Joseph McGlothlin and William McGlothlin my executors to _ effect this my wishes as before mentioned in witness where of then to set my hand and seal this third day of July in the year of our "Lord" one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven. Signed sealed and published and delivered by the above named Joseph McGlothlin Senior to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses and doing away all former wills.
Signed Joseph (X his mark) McGlothlin
James H. House, John N. House

[NI10210] "William D. Dinning and his wife Jeane Boyle moved from Orange Co., North Carolina to Sumner Co., Tennessee in the fall of 1799.
"Most of their eleven children stayed in Sumner Co., Tennessee, but four moved away:
- Bowles Dinning went to Oregon Co., Missouri.
- James B. Dinning went to Jackson Co., Missouri.
- Colson Dinning went to Jackson Co., Missouri, and after he died his family went to Sonoma Co., California.
- David Dinning and his family moved to Doniphan Co., Kansas.
"A son of William D. Dinning's son, John D. Dinning:
- William Dinning, moved to Napa Co., California.
"A daughter of William D. Dinning's son, Andrew Dinning:
- Malinda Dinning Skeen, went to Nemaha Co., Nebraska."
Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", Section 7, Page A

[NI10212] Sumner Co, TN Marriage
Dinning, Bowls to Kirby, Mahala on 11 August 1828

[NI10222] "James and Anne Ross were early members at the Stony Creek Presbyterian Church in Alamance Co., North Carolina, and they are buried in the church cemetery."
"While most of the Dinning family migrated to Sumner Co., Tennessee, the Ross family stayed in Alamance Co., North Carolina. James Ross served in the Revolutionary War and he took the Oath Allegiance before Robert Harris. James was a private of the 10th Regiment, Colonel Lytle's Company on 15 Apr 1781. He left service on 01 Aug 1782. James and Anne Ross were early members at the Stony Creek Presbyterian Church in Alamance Co., North Carolina, and they are buried in the church cemetery. Other members of the family who were members of the church were Robert & Isabella Dinning Moore, and Margery Dinning Barber." Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", Section 8, Page B.

[NI10232] "Andrew Dinning moved to Weakley Co., Tennessee, about 1827." Source: "The Denning Family of Sumner County Tennessee and Their Kin", Section 1, p A
"Andrew Denning" Source: List of Enumeration in Captain Joseph McGlothlin's Company for the Year 1826 Sumner County, Tennessee. Source: Henry B. Brackin Jr. -
In the Tennessee Militia, 1814 - Sumner County Commisions "Dining, Andrew Ensign 43rd Regiment December 10, 1814" Source: Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s - Records of Commissions of Officers, 1796-1815, Part II, Page 239
"Dinning, Andrew ( 2 ) page 151 Sum" (ner Co.) Source: Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s - Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee, Surnames, C - D, Page 70

[NI10257] 1830 TN Census, Sumner Co., Family 1616,
Denning, John 1-M 15-20, 1-F 41-50, 1-M 71-80

[NI10259] Polly Groves Source: Father's will Source: Henry B. Brackin Jr. @
"Andrew Denning m. Polly Groves 15 Sep 1806 — Thomas Graves signed" Source: Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s, Records from State and County Archives, Sumner County, Page 283
"Dinning, Andrew m. 18 Sep 1806, Sumner Co., Groves, Polly" Source: Tennessee Marriages to 1825 @

[NI10266] 1850 Kentucky Census, Simpson Co., Dwelling 542, Family 542, p 40,
Alderson, Wm 46, M, SC, Farmer, $160
Alderson, T. 48, F, TN { Tabitha nee Dinning }
Alderson, E. 22, F, TN
Alderson, E. 19, M, TN, Laborer { Erwin or Elwin }
Alderson, J. 16, M, TN, Laborer
Alderson, J. J. 08, M, TN

[NI10271] 1850 TN Census, Sumner Co., Dist 17, Mi Page 213, House # 187,
Denning, James 35 M Farmer, $1000, TN
Denning, Mary 32 F
Denning, John 12 M
Denning, Sarah 14 F
Source: NARA Microfilm M432-897

[NI10275] Notes for HENRY J. DINNING:
1850 KY Census, Simpson Co., Dwelling 412, Family 413, p 31b,
Hendrick, J. 31, F, KY
Hendrick, J. R. 13, M, KY
Hendrick, S. N. J. 10, F, KY
Dinning, H. 23, M, TN, Laborer { Henry J. }
Dinning, S. 28, F, KY { Sarah A. Mays }
Source: NARA Microfilm M432-218 @

[NI10284] Possible listing of John William:
"2nd Tennessee Cavalry Battalion, Company F, organized September 27, 1861, at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Became Company B, 6th Tennessee Cavalry. They furnished their own horses and arms. Their horses were given a value to be paid if the horse was lost in service. They were to receive 40 cents per day for use of horse. These sums were seldom, if ever paid. These men were from Sumner County and their records are almost impossible to find. We here give you the names of these men, the value placed on their horses, and as much as possible their service records. Volume I, "Tennesseans in the Civil War" states that their records were among the worst kept:
(Note: Below is the only Denning in the list)
"Denning, John Will - Horse valued at $175. He was listed in battles at Snow Hill, and Iuka, Mississippi. He was shocked by a concussion from a shell exploding near his head. He was unconscious for eighteen hours. He was captured there. Paroled at Burnsville, Mississippi on November 20, 1863 after taking the Oath." Source:

Confederate Pension applications
NAME: Denning, John Will.
WIDOW: Denning, Bettie
PENSION #: W10647
COUNTY: Robertson

NAME: Denning, John William
PENSION #: S15529
COUNTY: Robertson
UNIT: 22nd Cav.

[NI10289] County: Austin
Abstract Number: 17
District/Class: Title
File Number:
Original Grantee: Thomas Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 27 Jul 1824
Patent No: 254
Patent Vol: 1
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 4,428.40
Adj Acres:

From the "Handbook of Texas"
BOATWRIGHT, THOMAS (1760-ca. 1830). Thomas Boatwright, early Texas settler, was born in Virginia, moved to Illinois, and by 1819 was living in old Miller County, Arkansas. In the early fall of 1821 he and his wife, Amy, and their ten children traveled with the Gilleland, Kuykendall, Williams, and Gates families down Trammel's Traceqv to Nacogdoches. In early December they left for Austin's Spanish land grant and arrived at the La Bahíaqv Crossing on the Brazos River on December 31, 1821. They immediately crossed over into Austin's land grant, traveled ten miles beyond the crossing, and on the last day of 1821 camped beside a flowing stream, now known as New Year Creek, in Washington County, Texas. Here, the families of Thomas Boatwright and Abner Kuykendallqv settled until they received their land grants in 1824.

On July 27, 1824, Boatwright was granted a league of land now in Austin County, Texas, fronting upon the Brazos River. His son-in-law, Daniel Gilleland,qv received a grant of a labor in the southeast corner of Boatwright's grant. Neither the Boatwright nor the Gilleland families ever lived on these grants. About 1825 Boatwright and his family returned to Miller County, Arkansas, with numerous other families who had settled in Austin's colony, to protest the United States agreement with the Choctaw Indians that gave to the Indians all of the property owned by these settlers in Miller County, Arkansas. They were unsuccessful in their protests, and the Boatwrights moved to Pope County, Arkansas, where Boatwright died; he was still listed in the 1830 census, but by 1833 his wife was a widow. In 1833 Amy Boatwright and three of her sons, Thomas, Friend, and Richard, were back in Texas making applications for land grants. Mrs. Boatwright was seventy-two. On October 24, 1835, she received a grant of a league then in Montgomery County and now part of Madison County. She died by 1839.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Worth Stickley Ray, Austin Colony Pioneers (Austin: Jenkins, 1949; 2d ed., Austin: Pemberton, 1970).

John G. Gilleland and Thomas R. Underwood, Jr.

[NI10290] One of the few women ever to receive a land grant in Austin's colony.
"Know all men by these presents. That whereas under and by virtue of a power of attorney duly made and executed on the twenty-second day of April 1839 (and duly recorded) by one Thomas Boatwright of Texas, the authorized and legally appointed Agent of Certain Heirs of the Estate of Richard Rushing late of the State of Tennessee, deceased, I, David Rushing of the County of Pope and State of Arkansas, was appointed the proper attorney and agent of sd. Boatwright in the premises to ask for, collect, demand, sue for, receive, and give receipts and full discharges for the same of the amounts of monies respectively coming or due to the late Amy Boatwright, mother of said Thomas Boatwright and also to the others, the children of said Amy, being a portion of the heirs of Richard Rushing, dec'd. upon and under the terms and conditions therein expressed, and whereas sd. David Rushing, being old and unable to travel to carry out the intentions of said power, is desirous and willing and able to appoint some other person to act therein; thereupon be it known to all whom it may concern that I, David Rushing of the County of Pope and the State aforesaid do hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint Willis Rushing of the County of Benton in the State of Tennessee, my true and lawful Attorney, for me in my name or in the name of Thomas Boatwright the Legally authorized agent of the said heirs of the Estate, of said Richard Rushing late of Tennessee aforesaid. To ask for, receive, collect, sue for and receive, all sums or sums of money or effects of any kind or description of right belonging and appertaining to the said heirs of the said Estate, of said Richard Rushing dec'd. of and from all persons and parties owing or amenable for the dec'd. and I further authorize under and by virtue of the like power herein I am empowered to do and execute all acts to carry into effects the intentions therein expressed, the said Willis Rushing to give all necessary acquittances and receipts in the law for the same, either in my name as attorney and agent for the said Thomas Boatwright or in the name of said Boatwright as the legally authorized Agent of said heirs of the Estate as he the said Willis may be advised or required, and generally to act in the premise as agent or attorney of said Boatwright or myself under the above recited power, so that the monies due the heirs of the Estate of sd. Richard Rushing dec'd. may be collected and applied to the purposes expressed in the original power from sd. Thomas Boatwright. In witness thereof I have set my hand and seal this 27th day of December 1842. Signed, sealed,and delivered.
David Rushing (seal)
In presence of:
Jno. R. A. Scott
A. M. Metcalf
This day personally appeared before me an Acting Justice of the Peace within and for the co. and State af. sd. the within named David Rushing who duly acknowledged the name David Rushing at the end of the annexed power of Attorney to be his signature and that he executed the same for the reasons therein set forth. Dated this 27th day of december 1842.
A. R. Cheyne, J.P."
[Taproots, A Virginia & Carolina Legacy]
"Note: There was a Thomas Boatwright in Henderson County in 1850. If this Thomas is the same Thomas as the son of Amy, then the Boatwrights who lived in Henderson and Decatur Counties probably are descendants of Richard Rushing. There are White and Hill descendants of a W. H. Boatwright in the Concord Community of Decatur County."
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County: Madison
Abstract Number: 7
District/Class: Title
File Number:
Original Grantee: Amy Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 24 Oct 1835
Patent No: 313
Patent Vol: 10
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 4,428.40
Adj Acres:

[NI10294] County: Lee
Abstract Number: 4
District/Class: Title
File Number:
Original Grantee: Freind Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 23 Oct 1835
Patent No: 285
Patent Vol: 10
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 4,428.40
Adj Acres:

County: Grimes
Abstract Number: 94
District/Class: Montgomery 1st
File Number: 281
Original Grantee: Friend Boatwright
Patentee: U. F. Case
Title Date:
Patent Date: 08 Dec 1847
Patent No: 128
Patent Vol: 7
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 177.10
Adj Acres:

[NI10307] "This William Rushing seems to have lived on Brown's Creek near Black Jack Branch, near the present community of White Store in Anson County. This William Rushing may have been the one who received land grant No. 6531 dated 19 April 1763 for 150 acres on both sides of Deep Creek--including his own improvement. He is mentioned in land grant No. 3092 dated 18 April 1771 to Josiah Herndon, Jr., for 200 Acres in Anson County on Black Jack Branch of Brown's Creek, joining William Rushing. Given the frequency of the name William and the absence of the name Mathew among descendants, the most likely name for a father of this William Rushing would be William."
"One William Rushing, the father of "Flint River Jack" Rushing, is said to have immigrated from the Isle of Wight County, Virginia, to Welsh Neck, Cheraw, South Carolina. This William is the most likely to have been father of Flint River Jack, but it seems unlikely that he lived in the Welsh Neck or even the Welsh Tract. However, this William owned land on Thompson's Creek and may have lived in what is now Chesterfield County, South Carolina. Most of his descendants seem to have lived in Anson County and are associated with the other Rushing group living there. This William Rushing seems to have been the one who received land grant No. 495 dated 13 October 1756, on Thompson's Creek. He is listed as William Ruskin. This William Rushing also received land grant No. 947 dated 26 May 1757 for 400 acres in Anson County of the S.W. side of Pee Dee river, joining the E. side of the N. fork of Thompson's Creek and crossing the creek twice. Most likely name for the father of this William Rushing would be John Rushing."
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Are these two Williams the same man? If not, our Richard is probably the son of the William in the second paragraph and not a grandson of Matthys. In that case, Richard's mother was named Mary ??? and he had brothers John Robert, Mark, William, Noah, Rowland, and two sisters - names unknown, one may be Sarah.

[NI10320] County: Madison
Abstract Number: 8
District/Class: Title
File Number:
Original Grantee: Thomas Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 20 Oct 1835
Patent No: 245
Patent Vol: 10
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 4,428.40
Adj Acres:

County: Grimes
Abstract Number: 113
District/Class: Montgomery Bounty
File Number: 1
Original Grantee: Thomas Boatwright
Patentee: Thomas Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 27 Feb 1841
Patent No: 63
Patent Vol: 1
Certificate: 3621
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 320.00
Adj Acres:

County: Colorado
Abstract Number: 91
District/Class: Colorado 3rd
File Number: 43
Original Grantee: Thos. Boatwright
Patentee: Joseph Tinkler
Title Date:
Patent Date: 30 Jun 1848
Patent No: 641
Patent Vol: 4
Certificate: 57
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 640.00
Adj Acres:

[NI10322] "The following information was supplied by Charles C. Rushing and appears in the "Rushing Past" newsletter, II(1), March 1980. "Let's start with the Isle of Wight County, Virginia. 'Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration' by Knittle (on Page 252) states that on the 2nd sailing from Holland to England then to Virginia, there was listed 23 May 1709 Mathys Riesin (German for Rushing) and Vrow (wife) and three children. Then on page 262 Mattys Russin -- they were of Protestant faith and could not worship as Protestants in Germany. In 'Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight Co. Virginia' by John Bennet Boddie, it states that Mattys Russian sold 150 acres to Wm Bridger in 1714. The Russians (Rushings) were living in an area overrun by Louis XIV of France and had escaped to Holland. There they were helped by Queen Anne of England who promised to take them to Virginia to settle there. In 'Lost Virginia Records' by Louis Des Cognets on Page 88, Mathew Rushin applied for 475 acres with a partner Edward Goodson. Russin sold his (or a part) to Wm. Bridger as stated above. This deed was dated 10 April 1707 (a little variation in the dates from the 'Palatine Migration' book). Mathys Rushin had to live on it for a period to get title; on 16 June 1714 he got title (page 190 of 'Lost Virginia Records'). Here is synopsis: 1707 Mathew Rushin applied for 475 acres; 1714 he received Patent." But this is only one theory about Rushing family origins. I am presenting it because it is a theory which at least presents documentary evidence. However, there are several other legends and theories on the origin of the family, the most widespread being that the family is Welsh. There is evidence for a James Rushing in New Kent County, Virginia, in 1667, and for a Mathew Rushing in Charles City County, Virginia, before 1670. The Rushings who settled in southern illinois, western Kentucky, and Tennessee came from Anson County, North Carolina. The Rushings in Anson County, North Carolina, seem to be very closely related, but working out the relationships between them is extremely difficult, particularly because there are so many William Rushings. I propose the following hypothesis. The Anson County Rushings seem to be descended from two near contemporary William Rushings. (A contemporary John Rushing lived near Thompson's Creek in the Chesterfield District of South Carolina.) To attempt to clarify the relationships I plotted probable locations of Rushing land grants and deeds. When this is done the Rushings fall into two subgoups. One group lived on Browns Creek near the present community of White Store, near Black Jack Creek. This group is associated with the elder and younger Joseph Whites in land grant and deed records. This group includes two Williams, Richard, Phillip, Soloman, and a John. The other group is found 5-10 miles farther south on Thompson's Creek, on the headwaters of Browns Creek, and on Little Browns Creek. This group includes two or more Williams, two or more Johns, a Mathew, Robert, Noah, and Abraham. They are associated in land grant and deed records with Benjamin Jackson and John Jackson. The breakdown is not exactly this simple, however, and some adjustments have to be made. Except for living near the southern Rushing group, Abraham is most closely tied to Richard, Solomon, and others in the northern group.
"He married Elizabeth. Died, circa 1745. According to Virgil W. Huntley of Mystic Connecticut, who has studied deed records for the Rushing family in North Carolina, "Mathew Rushing, father of William, had a wife, Elizabeth, as she acknowledges the sale of land to William Bridges or Bridgers on 15 July, 1718. "Widow Elizabeth Rushing is said to have maried either Edwin or Edward Goodson as her 2nd husband. Elizabeth is said to have died about 1743 to 1747 leaving property to Goodson. A most dramatic will said to be filed by Goodson. Where is it?" [Letter to David Donahue, July 19, 1992]
"Virgil W. Huntly also estimates that Mathew's son William had to have been born circa 1710 or earlier because he purchased his father's property in 1730. Neither of the William Rushings on Brown's Creek seem to be old enough to be the William, son of Mathew. Either or both might be grandsons."
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[NI10329] 'The following information was supplied by Charles C. Rushing and appears in the "Rushing Past" newsletter, II(1), March 1980. "Let's start with the Isle of Wight County, Virginia. 'Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration' by Knittle (on Page 252) states that on the 2nd sailing from Holland to England then to Virginia, there was listed 23 May 1709 Mathys Riesin (German for Rushing) and Vrow (wife) and three children. Then on page 262 Mattys Russin -- they were of Protestant faith and could not worship as Protestants in Germany. In 'Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight Co. Virginia' by John Bennet Boddie, it states that Mattys Russian sold 150 acres to Wm Bridger in 1714. The Russians (Rushings) were living in an area overrun by Louis XIV of France and had escaped to Holland. There they were helped by Queen Anne of England who promised to take them to Virginia to settle there. In 'Lost Virginia Records' by Louis Des Cognets on Page 88, Mathew Rushin applied for 475 acres with a partner Edward Goodson. Russin sold his (or a part) to Wm. Bridger as stated above. This deed was dated 10 April 1707 (a little variation in the dates from the 'Palatine Migration' book). Mathys Rushin had to live on it for a period to get title; on 16 June 1714 he got title (page 190 of 'Lost Virginia Records'). Here is synopsis: 1707 Mathew Rushin applied for 475 acres; 1714 he received Patent." But this is only one theory about Rushing family origins. I am presenting it because it is a theory which at least presents documentary evidence. However, there are several other legends and theories on the origin of the family, the most widespread being that the family is Welsh. There is evidence for a James Rushing in New Kent County, Virginia, in 1667, and for a Mathew Rushing in Charles City County, Virginia, before 1670. The Rushings who settled in southern illinois, western Kentucky, and Tennessee came from Anson County, North Carolina. The Rushings in Anson County, North Carolina, seem to be very closely related, but working out the relationships between them is extremely difficult, particularly because there are so many William Rushings. I propose the following hypothesis. The Anson County Rushings seem to be descended from two near contemporary William Rushings. (A contemporary John Rushing lived near Thompson's Creek in the Chesterfield District of South Carolina.) To attempt to clarify the relationships I plotted probable locations of Rushing land grants and deeds. When this is done the Rushings fall into two subgoups. One group lived on Browns Creek near the present community of White Store, near Black Jack Creek. This group is associated with the elder and younger Joseph Whites in land grant and deed records. This group includes two Williams, Richard, Phillip, Soloman, and a John. The other group is found 5-10 miles farther south on Thompson's Creek, on the headwaters of Browns Creek, and on Little Browns Creek. This group includes two or more Williams, two or more Johns, a Mathew, Robert, Noah, and Abraham. They are associated in land grant and deed records with Benjamin Jackson and John Jackson. The breakdown is not exactly this simple, however, and some adjustments have to be made. Except for living near the southern Rushing group, Abraham is most closely tied to Richard, Solomon, and others in the northern group.
"He married Elizabeth. Died, circa 1745. According to Virgil W. Huntley of Mystic Connecticut, who has studied deed records for the Rushing family in North Carolina, "Mathew Rushing, father of William, had a wife, Elizabeth, as she acknowledges the sale of land to William Bridges or Bridgers on 15 July, 1718. "Widow Elizabeth Rushing is said to have maried either Edwin or Edward Goodson as her 2nd husband. Elizabeth is said to have died about 1743 to 1747 leaving property to Goodson. A most dramatic will said to be filed by Goodson. Where is it?" [Letter to David Donahue, July 19, 1992]
"Virgil W. Huntly also estimates that Mathew's son William had to have been born circa 1710 or earlier because he purchased his father's property in 1730. Neither of the William Rushings on Brown's Creek seem to be old enough to be the William, son of Mathew. Either or both might be grandsons."
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David seems to think there is only one Matthew in this line and that William is the son of the immigrant Matthys.

October 2, 1911-November 12, 2005
GROESBECK-The early hours of Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, marked the entry of Jake John Charles Minze to God's green pastures. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13 at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hogan Cemetery.
Born Oct. 2, 1911 in the Froza Community to Fannie and John Coleman Minze, Jake was reared by his grandparents, John and Rebecca Ann Sparks. He grew up in the farming and ranching trade around Groesbeck. He was lifelong rancher and horeseman in Limestone County.
Jake married Ava Wilson on July 4, 1931, who was his faithful partner for 70 years. Together they worked to establish his reputation as one of the leading quarter horse breeders and production cattle raisers in Central Texas. He held ranching positions throughout the area, including D Bar (Dollins) Ranch of Hwy 84, West of Mexia. He retired to his personal "section" at Shiloh. Jake remained an active member of AQHA and SW Cattle Raisers until he was 93. He enjoyed fox hunting, roping, baseball and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his wife; sister, Desa Faye Holloway; and grandsons, Scott and Bryan Neal Higgins.
Survivors include his daughter, who he was devoted to, Noma Nell (Mrs. Jimmy Thomas); grandchildren, Scott and Dawn Higgins(Mrs. Will Turk); great-grandchildren, Meredith and Claire Higgins and Wyatt and Clayton Turk. He was a stranger to none and a fun and loving brother, uncle, cousin and friend to countless others.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or Hogan Cemetery c/o Herbert Wilson, 2211 FM 937, Groesbeck, TX 76642.
"May your horse never stumble, your cinch never break, your belly never grumble and your heart never ache.
Groesbeck Funeral Home

[NI10345] 1830 Roane Co, TN Census
Acord, Cornelius 33
Acord, Crunimum (?) 33
Acord, David 33
Acord, John 33

1850 Roane Co, TN Census
ACRED, Cornelius, Family # 1282
ACRED, William, Family # 1118

[NI10385] County: Hood
Abstract Number: 27
District/Class: Robertson 1st
File Number: 912
Original Grantee: Lewis Boatwright
Patentee: Lewis Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 07 Jan 1859
Patent No: 9
Patent Vol: 16
Certificate: 391
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 721.58
Adj Acres:

[NI10386] County: Brown
Abstract Number: 53
District/Class: Travis 1st
File Number: 385
Original Grantee: Willaba Boatwright
Patentee: Willaba Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 28 Feb 1861
Patent No: 357
Patent Vol: 16
Certificate: 3525/3620
Part Section:
Adj County: Mills
Acres: 4,466.21
Adj Acres: All

County: Mills
Abstract Number: 15
District/Class: Travis 1st
File Number: 385
Original Grantee: Willaba Boatwright
Patentee: Willaba Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 28 Feb 1861
Patent No: 357
Patent Vol: 16
Certificate: 3525/3626
Part Section:
Survey/Blk/Tsp: 255
Adj County:
Acres: 4,466.21
Adj Acres:

[NI10388] County: Bastrop
Abstract Number: 96
District/Class: Bastrop 1st
File Number: 528
Original Grantee: Levi Boatwright
Patentee: Levi Boatwright
Title Date:
Patent Date: 15 Feb 1847
Patent No: 216
Patent Vol: 5
Certificate: 156
Part Section:
Adj County:
Acres: 1,476.00
Adj Acres:

[NI10404] Fannie and Benjamin had five children.

[NI10414] No children.

[NI10453] John Edmundson who, along with James Barrington and James Reel, signed a bond of 100 pounds after the death of Isaac Barrington, Sr.'s death before 14 Sept. 1768. This was in Craven Co., NC.

[NI10460] The dates don't work on this family.

Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia, Probate and Deed records.
CHRISTOPHER GORMAN purchased 100 acres adjoining his son JOHN GORMAN in Edgefield Co, SC in 1785. Adjoining John's property on the other side was SAMUEL GORMAN.

[NI10465] Nancy is mentioned in John's will.

[NI10466] Hannah is mentioned in John's will.

[NI10480] Is this Emmitt? b. 1899?

[NI10483] Mellen - on Friday Oct 29 1909 at 8:15 p.m. George J Mellen second youngest son of Julia A Barker and John P Mellen aged 27 years 4 months and 3 days a native of New Orleans.

[NI10502] Mary, Queen of Scots, was betrothed to the dauphin Francis, heir to the French throne, and sent to France. 1548.
On her marriage with the dauphin, who became king of France as Francis II in the following year, Mary conferred on him the " Crown Matrimonial " with the title of " King of Scotland." 1558.
Returning widowed to Scotland, Queen Mary accepted the guidance of her half-brother, Lord James Stuart, and Maitland of Lethington, who were convinced that she would marry a Protestant and be recognised as her heir by Elizabeth. Public celebration of Mass in the queen's household embittered the hostility of Knox and the ministers. 1561.
The queen created James Stuart Earl of Moray, and allowed him to defeat at Corrichie near Aberdeen the Earl of Huntly, the greatest Catholic noble in Scotland. 1562.
Mary married a Catholic, Henry, Lord Darnley, son of the Earl of Lennox, thus setting against her Chatelherault and the Hamiltons as well as moderate Reformers. Moray and Chatelherault rebelled, and in the " Round-about Raid " Mary drove them into England. 1565.
Mary's secretary, Rizzio, having advised her not to grant Darnley the " Crown Matrimonial," was murdered at Holyrood by Darnley and partisans of Moray. By abandoning his accomplices to make common cause with the queen, Darnley played them false and defeated their chief aim, which was at least to deprive Mary of power. The birth of Mary's son alarmed her enemies by providing a Catholic heir to the throne. 1566.
As the instrument of their revenge on Darnley, Rizzio's murderers chose James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, confident that Mary's infatuation for him would implicate her in his crime. The queen's marriage with Bothwell after his murder of her husband roused a rebellion which secured Mary's surrender at Carberry Hill near Musselburgh, her imprisonment in Lochleven castle, and her abdication and appointment of Moray as Regent for her infant son. The establishment of the Reformed Church was legalised. 1567.
Offended by the appointment of Moray instead of Chatelherault as Regent (which position was usually held by the heir-presumptive), the Hamiltons aided Mary's escape from Lochleven, but her supporters were defeated by Moray at Langside near Glasgow, and the queen fled to England. 1568.
By Morton's capture of Edinburgh castle with the help of siege artillery from England, the cause of Queen Mary was lost in Scotland. 1573.
Mary, Queen of Scots, found guilty of complicity in Babington's plot to murder Elizabeth, was executed at Fotheringhay. 1587.

[NI10507] James escaped to St. Andrews castle, and made Arran the head of his government. By the king's Decree Arbitral, the "crafts" secured representation on Burgh Councils. 1583.
James easily overcame a rebellion attempted by Huntly, -Errol and other Catholic nobles, but let them off with slight punishment in order to conciliate the Scottish Catholics. 1589.
James became so unpopular by renewed failure to punish Huntly (for murdering the Earl of Moray) that Parliament by the " Golden Acts " rescinded the Black Acts, legalised the Second Book of Discipline and established Presbyterianism. 1592.
Forced at last to take action against Huntly and Errol, James crushed the Catholic cause in the North. 1594.
By threatening to deprive Edinburgh of its position as capital, as a punishment for rioting which followed the refusal of David Black, minister of St. Andrews, to acknowledge the jurisdiction of the Privy Council, James forced its citizens into submission. Losing Edinburgh's support, the Kirk lost also its former ascendancy in Scotland. 1596.
On the death of Elizabeth, James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English throne as James I of England, uniting the Crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland. 1603.

[NI10509] Angus obtained control of the government and the guardianship of the young king.1525.
James V escaped from the custody of the Douglases, confiscated the estates of Angus and drove him into England. Patrick Hamilton was burned at St. Andrews as a Lutheran. 1528.
James V committed himself to the maintenance of the alliance with France and opposition to the Reformation by his marriage with the Princess Madeleine, daughter of Francis I of France. 1537.
On the queen's death, James married another French woman, Mary of Guise. 1538.
The death of James V, shortly after the rout at Solway Moss of the army which had been provided by the clergy for an invasion of England, left the throne to his infant daughter, Mary Stuart. (From her reign the royal name of Stewart took this form.) 1542.

[NI10510] Mary of Guise secured Arran's resignation, and succeeded him as Regent, Arran becoming Duke of Chatelherault. By appointing Frenchmen to high offices of state she alienated the nobility. 1554.
The leaders of the Reformers, styling themselves the Lords of the Congregation, signed a "Covenant" to protect the Reformed religion. Her failure to commit Scotland to active hostilities against England convinced Mary of Guise that it was necessary for France to use force to secure Scottish obedience. 1557.

[NI10516] Repeated rebellions having shown that the power of the Lords of the Isles was incompatible with national security, James IV compelled John MacDonald to surrender the Lordship of the Isles to the Crown. 1493.
The king committed the charge of the Southern Isles to the Earl of Argyll and of the Northern Isles, Inverness, Ross and Caithness to the Earl of Huntly as royal Lieutenants. They used their position to extend the possessions of their families and their clans. 1499.
James IV married Princess Margaret, daughter of Henry VII of England. Through this marriage first Mary, Queen of Scots, then her son, could claim the succession to Queen Elizabeth on the English throne. 1503.
Having invaded England in an endeavour to aid France, James IV was disastrously defeated and slain at Flodden. 1513.

[NI10518] Henry VIII of England proposed that James should confiscate the property of the Church and marry Henry's daughter, Mary Tudor. 1535.
The proposal of Henry VIII that Queen Mary should be betrothed to his - heir, Prince Edward, was rejected by the (2nd) Earl of Arran, the Regent. Arran allied himself with the French party, led by Cardinal Beaton. 1543.

[NI10525] Orkney and Shetland having been given in unredeemed pledge for payment of the dowry of the bride of James III, Princess Margaret of Denmark, Parliament annexed them to the Scottish Crown. 1472.
James III's preference for men of humble birth, such as Cochrane, the architect, having offended his family and his nobles, his brother Alexander, Duke of Albany, invaded Scotland as the vassal of Edward IV of England, and the Earl of Angus with his fellow nobles hanged the royal favourites at Lauder and imprisoned the king. 1482.
Under the nominal leadership of the heir to the throne Angus and other nobles rebelled and defeated James III at Sauchieburn, the king being slain after the battle. 1488.

[NI10532] Bruce's overthrow of the Baliols and Comyns had founded the power of the Black Douglases of Galloway and Douglasdale. Sir William Crichton and Sir Alexander Livingstone, who had struggled against each other to obtain charge of the person of the boy king, James II, sank their rivalry in common enmity to William, sixth Earl of Douglas, whom they enticed to Edinburgh, seized and beheaded. 1440.
William, eighth Earl of Douglas, having refused to break the " band " or alliance he had made with the Earl of Crawford and the Lord of the Isles, was murdered by James II at Stirling. His brother James, ninth Earl, headed a rebellion, which was, however, easily repressed. 1452.
James II was killed at the siege of Roxburgh castle. 1460.

[NI10541] Bruce's overthrow of the Baliols and Comyns had founded the power of the Black Douglases of Galloway
and Douglasdale. Sir William Crichton and Sir Alexander Livingstone, who had struggled against each other to obtain charge of the person of the boy king, James II, sank their rivalry in common enmity to William, sixth Earl of Douglas, whom they enticed to Edinburgh, seized and beheaded. 1440.

[NI10542] James III's preference for men of humble birth, such as Cochrane, the architect, having offended his family and his nobles, his brother Alexander, Duke of Albany, invaded Scotland as the vassal of Edward IV of England, and the Earl of Angus with his fellow nobles hanged the royal favourites at Lauder and imprisoned the king. 1482.

[NI10547] On the assumption that he was less friendly than Albany to France, James I was released to return to his kingdom. To divide his enemies, he allowed Alexander of the Isles to inherit the earldom of Ross. 1424.
By measures arbitrary as well as just, by violence and bad faith, James I had sought to control Lowland barons and Highland chiefs. His seizure of the earldom of Strathearn from the Grahams led to a conspiracy between Sir Robert Graham and the king's uncle, the Earl of Atholl. The king was murdered at Perth, but through the queen's energy the conspirators were executed. 14.37

[NI10555] David II was succeeded by his nephew, Robert the Steward, as Robert II, the first of the 'Stewart kings' of Scotland. 1371.

[NI10562] Robert III, a cripple and an invalid, succeeding his father on the throne, the government of the kingdom was conducted first by his brother, the Duke of Albany, then for two years by the king's elder son, the Duke of Rothesay. 1390.

[NI10569] Kemper Co, MS, Land
GIBSON JOHN M 31 11N 15E CHOCTAW 0 1844/09/10
GIBSON JOHN M 31 11N 15E CHOCTAW 160 1844/09/10

[NI10589] Silas' parentage is theory only.

[NI10622] Marriage Notices from the Yorkville Miscellany Newspaper York County, South Carolina
Married on Tuesday evening, 5th inst., by Rev. W. W. Carothers, Mr. William M. Finley and Miss Jane E., daughter of Peter McCallum, all of this District.

[NI10627] 1900 Texas Census
Fagan, John-head of household, W, M, 29, Sept 1870, Florida, listed as a cigar maker, married 5 years
Mary-wife, W, F, 25, Feb 1875, Texas
Mary E.- daughter, W, F, 2, Feb 1898, Texas
John Paul- son, W, M, Sept 1899

[NI10662] Letter from Capt. Harvey A. Wallace

Camp Nelson
Prairie County Arkansas
Nov 10th 1862

My beloved Wife, I this morning have taken my pen to write you a few lines to inform you how we are getting along in camp. I am in moderately good health. I have been able for duty every day since I came here. The health of the company is only moderately good. The whole Army is suffering with colds, the worst of coughs. We have had one bad case at this time in the company. William Whitfield is down with Typhoid fever. Will be a very bad case. Marion (?) Grimes has Typhoid fever too. There is several other men not well. There is lots of cases of fever in our Reg. We lost three men in our Reg. This morning and some 1 or 2 more that will die today from pneumonia and Typhoid fever. Achsah, they are Burying soldiers all the time here. There is so much sickness in the different Regiments. I hope the health will improve. Well Achsah, William and me got Permission to leave camp last Tuesday evening and stay until Thursday. Jim Wood (a) came in that day so I got Bectens horse. Jim had two. William and me went with him and stayed all night. It is ten miles to his house. Jim has a good place and plenty of everything. He is doing fine here. He don’t owe a cent, has plenty of money, a fine stock of hogs. He will kill between 3 and 4 thousand pounds of Pork this year. Jim was very kind. So was his wife. She is the same Rachel (b) yet. They have four children, two boys and two girls, the baby girl 3 weeks old. We went to Bob’s (c) this morning. He lives a mile from Jim’s. He has a good place, a good new house and a good stock and 7 children. Mary Douglas (d) lives with him. Manerva (e) has been dead some two months. Bob was at Douglases (f). We went there to dinner. Douglases 2 oldest boys are in Kentucky. His next Boy has been lying for a month low with Typhoid Fever. They treated us very kind. Sarah (g) is lean but the same old Sarah. Douglas has made money every year since beeing here. After dinner we went to Jesy Wilsons. They are well fixed. Old Jesy has a splendid house. Elias (h) and his children are there. His wife died this fall. Old Aunt Peggy (i) was very kind. We went to see Darky Wilson. She lives in sight. She just has three daughters at home. The oldest about growing. Darky looks younger than I expected to see her. She is poor. John James (j) died this fall in the Army here. Robert and William (k) were both taken prisoners at Island Ten. She has not heard from them since. She was so kind. Told us to come back to see here and she would give us some butter. She lives 8 miles from camp. We came to John Cook’s that night. He is four miles from camp. Cousin Anny (l) looks pretty old. They have Mary with them. She has a baby about ten months old. John Cook has a house full of corn. He has a good stock of cattle. He says he can do as well here as he wants to. He takes his ease and lives well. We had a good supper and breakfast there. We went to Andrew Gingles for dinner. His wife was gone to Jim Neely’s. Neely’s wife is about to die. Andy treated us very kind. We came to the camp that evening both a little sick, a change of diet did not agree with us. We eat a little too strong. Gingles has a trunk I want, it is as large again as mine and verry strong. He has lost the key. I think I will send over and swap for it as mine is entirely too Small. Duncan (m) is gone out to Gingles today. Duncan has a cold and has done no duty this week. Hays is unwell and does no duty. Brooks is sick the most of the time but still helps all he can. He is in Command today. William is able for duty but still has a bad cough. John Ray keeps stout. Rhodes is complaining most of the time of his back. Achsah, we have got Arms for the most of our men who are well. Each company has drawn 30 good Muskets that was taken at Manassas. All of this army is now pretty well armed and they are getting guns every day. We are expecting every day to move from here. Our orders are to be ready at a moments warning. We don’t know where. We think to Reinforce Hindman. He is said to be falling back before 35,000 yankees in the northern part of the state. I think a part of this army will be kept here to keep the Army at Helena Back. The rest of us go to help Hindman. The weather is clear and cold. A fine time on us so far. Achsah, I have not hear from you since the 18th of October, nearly one month. I am verry anxious to hear. Do write often. Your husband untill Death and may God Bless and Protect you all is my prayer.

H.A. Wallace

(a) James A. Wood, brother-in-law of H.A. Wallace
(b) Rachel Hall Wood, wife of James Wood
(c) Robert M. Wood, brother of James Wood, and brother-in-law of Wallace
(d) Mary Douglas, niece of the Woods
(e) Manerva Wood, deceased wife of Robert M. Wood
(f) George H. Douglas, brother-in-law of Wallace and Wood
(g) Sarah Wood Douglas, wife of George and sister to James and Robert Wood
(h) Elias Wilson, son of Jessie Wilson
(i) Margaret Wilson, wife of Jessie Wilson
(j) John James Wilson, son of Dorcas Wilson
(k) Robert and William Wilson, sons of Dorcas Wilson
(l) Ann Cook, wife of John Cook
(m) Duncan McCallum, married to Wallace’s sister. Duncan McCallum died later the month this letter was written at Camp Nelson and is supposed to be buried there.

Letter from Capt. Harvey A. Wallace to his wife Achsah Wood Wallace, who was living in Rusk Co., Texas. Achsah was the daughter of Aaron Wood, a Revolutionary War soldier, who died in York District, South Carolina. Achsah Wood married Harvey A. Wallace in York District, South Carolina. This branch of the family moved to Rusk Co., Texas. Other Wood family members, along with close friends and relatives, moved to Pulaski Co., Arkansas some time during the 1800’s. These people from York District, South Carolina now living in Arkansas are the people Harvey Wallace refers to having visited. They lived in north Pulaski County, between Jacksonville and the Ebeneezer Community, a little north of where the Little Rock Air Force Base is now located. Harvey was with the 19th Texas Infantry, camped at Camp Nelson, Arkansas in 1862.
1999 -copyright -The above information may be used for non-commercial historical and genealogical purposes only and with the consent of the page owner may be copied for the same purposes so long as this notice remains a part of the copied material. EDWARD G. GERDES [Mark Gerdes]


This company was from Rusk Co., but also had many others from Panola & Nacogdoches Counties. Disease was rampant in this outfit, causing 25 deaths in the last half of 1862 of of the remaining troops, only 1/2 were well enough to make roll call. Capt. Wallace wrote a moving journal account of his company in which he describes much of the suffering of his troops which describes such things as starving, sleeping in the snow without tents or blankets & of the illness they suffered.

Wallace, H. A., Capt., Minden
McCallum, D. A., 1st Lt., Pine Hill
Hays, C. S., 2nd Lt., 28, Yancy, Panola Co.
Brooks, J. R. K., 3rd Lt., 30, Minden
Barksdale, W. E., 1st Sgt., 34, Yancy, Panola Co.
Ray, J. R., 2nd Sgt., 30, Mt. Enterprise
Hays, B. F., 3rd Sgt., 26, Minden
Deason, J., 4 th Sgt., 32, Pine Hill
Turner, R. R., 1st Corpl., 31, Mt. Enterprise
Hays, D. M., 2nd Corpl., 27, Minden
Parker, F. J., 3rd Corpl., 34, Minden
Hull, R. L., 4 th Corpl., 19, Mt. Enterprise
Adkins, J. F., Drummer, 30, Murval
Dulin, D., Fifer, 38, Minden

[NI10689] Dallas County Directory 1881-1882 McCollum, L. C.
Certificate No. 19
Name of Deceased: Infant of Langdon McCALLUM
Place of Death/Local Address: Garland, Route 3
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Name of Father: Langdon McCallum
Maiden name of Mother: Gisalla Compton
Date of Death: Stillborn [as given]
Cause of Death: Stillborn
Name/Address of Physician: L. O. Godley, Garland
Place of Burial: Pleasant Valley Cem.
Date of Burial: 8 Dec 1919 [as given]
Name/Address of Undertaker: Family

[NI10699] McCallum, Homer and Mattie, near Garland, a girl. - August 28, 1904, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 4-5.

[NI10723] 1850 Federal Census, Slave Schedule, Kemper Co, Mississippi
3 38 Rigby Russel 1 32 M B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
3 39 Rigby Russel 1 22 M B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
3 40 Rigby Russel 1 21 M B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
3 41 Rigby Russel 1 30 F B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
3 42 Rigby Russel 1 22 F B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
4 1 Rigby Russel 1 19 F B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
4 2 Rigby Russel 1 1 M B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
4 3 Rigby Russel 1 6/12 M B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
4 4 Rigby Russel 1 10 F B 0 0 0 FS HH #0119
4 6 Rigby Wm. B. 1 13 M B 0 0 0 FS HH #0121

Kemper Co, MS Land
RIGBY RUSSELL 33 10N 17E CHOCTAW 42.33 1850/12/05
RIGBY RUSSELL 28 10N 17E CHOCTAW 161.42 1846/12/01

1848 Land Roll, Kemper Co, MS
Name Section Township/Range
Rigby, Russell 28 10-17
Rigby, Russell 27 10-17

1854 Land Roll, Kemper Co, MS
Name Section Township Range Taxable Acres
Rigby, Russell 27 10 17 120
Rigby, Russell 27 10 17 320
Rigby, Russell 28 10 17 120
Rigby, Russell 28 10 17 160
Rigby, Russell 28 10 17 20
Rigby, Russel 33 10 17 200
Rigby, Russel 33 10 17 40
Rigby, Russel 34 10 17 160
Rigby, Russell 3 9 17 80

[NI10730] Rusk Co births
Whitten, Jesse Frank 11-25-1942 M Beatrice O'neal A. J. Whitten

[NI10743] Irene and Billy were in a car and rolled into the Little River, they both drowned.

[NI10745] Texas State Birth Index Hidalgo Co
Message Board Post:
I am searching for descendants of Willie Mike Buchanan to share family history. He was born in the 1880's in Kentucky (or Kansas) and died 15 March 1970 in Cameron, Milam, Texas. His father was John Buchanan and the family moved from Tennessee to Kansas to Texas/Oklahoma.

According to funeral records at the Marek-Burns Funeral Home in Cameron, Willie was survived by his wife, Irene, and six
children: Charles, Chester, Mary, and Barbara Buchanan all of Cameron and Shirley Jones (1345 Norwood Dr.), Hurst,
Texas, and Nancy Owens of Temple, Texas. [Kim Willie]

Willacy Co Births
Buchanan,Charles William 2-25-1950 M
Buchanan, Barbara Kay 8-12-1952 F

Milam Co Births
Buchanan, Chester Lee 05/05/1955 M

Milam Co Marriages

Cameron Herald, Thur., 1 March 1906
Death - Wm. Buchanan was born on Aug. 6, 1848 in Alabama and was married to Mrs. Lula Hause on July 7, 1877. They had five children, three survive him, two daughters, including Mrs. C. C. Mitchell of the Briery neighborhood and one son. He was a merchant at Maysfield at the time of his death and was buried at Walker's Creek Cemetery. By Rev. C. D. Whitman [lengthy article that does not include the date of death]

Death - Walker's Creek - Mr. Buchanan of Maysfield died very suddenly of heart failure Wednesday night and was buried here Thursday at 3 p.m. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Buchanan , and three children: Mrs. Charley Mitchell, Annie Lou Buchanan and Willie Buchanan.

Milam Co Deaths

WILLIE BUCHANAN 04 Jul 1884 Mar 1970 76520 (Cameron, Milam, TX) (none specified) 456-14-1698

[NI10762] According to Joel Slayton, they had 10 children.

[NI10793] Roane Co Wills & Settlements, vol D
James Martin March Term 1844 (p 107)
I James Martin of the county of Roan and state of Tennessee being in my right mind and memory do make and constitute this my last will and Testament To wit in the first place it is my will that my debts be paid & that my wife and small children use the ballance of my property & land for their support so long as she may remain a widow with the exception of two colts it is my will that John Martin my son have my two year old Mare colt and that [my] son Lewis Martin have my suck[l]ling colt and that
(p 108)
the children as they come of age to have & equal portion of the property agreeable to what I have left John & Lewis should my wife marry again her right to my land and property shall then cease and she shall have no right to anything but her bed and clothes I will that my son George Martin have the use of the land that he now has in corn & small grain free of rent so long as he will keep the farm in good repair with the exception of Eight acres of fresh land which he is to pay rent for what he land may clear he is to have free of rent three years should he leave the place his benifts on said place will then end at the death of my wife or so soon as she may marry It is my will that my land and property be equally divided among my children to wit George Martin, Philip Martin, John Martin, Lewis Martin, Nancy Jane Martin, Susan Catherine Martin, Robert N Martin, William C Martin, Sarah C Martin in confirmation of which I have hereunto set my hand this 1st day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and forty two signed sealed in presence of us James Martin [written seal]
Enoch Underwood
Rial Blevins[with mark]

State of Tennessee County Court
Roane County March Term 1844
Then was the foregoing last will and Testament of James Martin Deceased produced in open court and by the Oath of Rial Blevins one of the subscribing witnesses according to law and also by the oath of Noah Fisher who deposed and said that he wrote said will and saw the testator sign seal and execute the same upon the day it bears date and that he believed the said testator to be of sound and disposing mind and memory when he executed the same and that he also saw Blevins and Enoch Underwood sign said
(p 109)
will as testing witnesses at the same time and that he is informed and believes that said Underwood lives beyond the limits of the state of Tennessee and the court being satisfied from the proof that said paper writing is the last will and Testament of James Martin Deceased ordered that the same be certified and recorded
Witness my hand at office in Kingston the 1st Monday of March being the 4th day of said month in the year of our Lord 1844
Austin S Greene

1850 Roane Co, TN Census
MARTIN, Amanda J., under Family # 1590
MARTIN, Anny, under Family # 1004
MARTIN, Caroline, under Family # 1673
MARTIN, Christian G., Family # 1814
MARTIN, Cyrus, Family # 190
MARTIN, Edward W., Family # 1415
MARTIN, Elenor C., Family # 471
MARTIN, Elisha, Family # 1618
MARTIN, Elisha, Family # 1663
MARTIN, Elizabeth J., under Family # 1590
MARTIN, George, under Family # 1725
MARTIN, Henry, Family # 1756
MARTIN, James R., Family # 1815
MARTIN, James, Family # 189
MARTIN, James, under Family # 1137
MARTIN, James, under Family # 1656
MARTIN, Margaret, Family # 201
MARTIN, Matilda, Family # 1743
MARTIN, Polly, under Family # 1670
MARTIN, Rebecca, Family # 991
MARTIN, Sarah Family # 11
MARTIN, Wiley, under Family # 1670
MARTIN, William P., Family # 256
MARTIN, William, Family # 1341
MARTIN, William, Family # 1619
MARTIN, William, under Family # 1670

[NI10802] 1880 Federal Census, North Township, Dade County, Missouri - Reel T9-0684
Page: 219d
Name Sex Age Relation Marriage Birth Profession
Saml. Achord M 41 Self Married TN PA TN Farmer
Susan F 37 Wife Married MO
John M 16 Son Single MO TN MO Farm Laborer
Catharine F 13 Daughter Single MO TN MO
Mary F 11 Daughter Single MO TN MO
Samuel M 9 Son Single MO TN MO
L. B. F 6 Daughter Single MO TN MO
E. P. M 3 Son Single MO TN MO

[NI10807] Never married.

"In March 1837 her brother John Acord was appointed her guardian "for the term of the insanity ... or until she becomes of sound mind." Among the inventory of her estate was mostly clothing and one bedstead. This seems to indicate that she was still living with her parents. Perhaps she had been mentally unstable from childhood and her parents became to old to care for her (Cornelius would have been 77 when John was appointed guardian). However, her estate also included 21 notes owed to her amounting to more that $300 ($7,725 in year 2000 dollars). This is more than her parent's estate returned in 1846. This raises an important question. How did Catherine, unmarried and living with her parents, earn enough money to make these loans? Her estate was returned in September 1838 and John was released from this guardianship bond in October 1838. She may have returned to the home of her parents. In 1839 they died and in 1840 she was head of her household in Roane County. It appears that by September 1840 she migrated to Alabama, perhaps to join her brother Joseph. By 1847 she migrated to De Kalb County, Alabama where she lived when she bought 36.8 Acres of land in Jackson County, Alabama (on the eastern side of the Tennessee River in the middle southern portion of the county) and apparently moved there. In 1850 she purchased an additional 40.82 acres of land in Jackson County near the border with Madison County in the southern part of the county)." from Larry Kraus' web site.

1840 Roane Co, TN Census
# 0867 Catherine Acred*
# 0870 Cornelius Acred*
# 1019 John Acred*

[NI10811] "There is a marker in Yale Cemetery, Yale, Johnson County, Arkansas for both of them but it is not clear that they are buried there." from Larry Kraus' web site.

1840 Roane Co, TN Census
# 0867 Catherine Acred*
# 0870 Cornelius Acred*
# 1019 John Acred*

[NI10815] "Either Sally used the name Charity, or Joseph may have married a third time before 1850 to CHARITY [last name unknown]." from Larry Kraus' web site.

[NI10824] Munsey Cemetery, Barry Co, MO
FAULKNER, James S. Sep 27, 1839 Apr 2, 1888 Headstone
FAULKNER, Rachel (REED) Apr 4, 1840 Mar 17, 1910 Headstone

[NI10825] 1870 Dent Co, MO Census p 604a Texas
16 3 3 Martin John 21 M W Farmer TN May
17 3 3 Martin M.E. 16 F W Keeping House TN May

[NI10833] 1870 Dent Co, MO Census p577a
37 16 16 Martin Lewis 44 M W Farmer 2,000 1,000 TN
38 16 16 Martin M.C. 37 F W Keeping House TN
39 16 16 Martin M.J. 10 F W MO
40 16 16 Martin S.C. 7 F W MO
1 16 16 Martin A.A. 4 F W MO
2 16 16 Martin J.E. 2 M W MO

[NI10834] I am still looking for more information on George and Pheby Martin. I have looked at several court and land records of the 1790s in Knox and Hawkins counties. Knox county was established from Hawkins in 1792, so I went back into Hawkins county and did some research and didn't find anything on George so far. I did find an account of the sale of George's estate in 1826, the final amount was $201.79-1/2, exe. was Samuel Martin. (Source: Knox County Estate Book 4, pg 96, FHL mf. no. 851-076). On page 130 was a list of men who were part of the final settlement. Among those listed were James, George, Samuel and John Martin. I was hoping to find a marriage for George and Pheby but no luck. Will keep on looking. Audrey (from GenForum).

Augusta County, Virginia
Page 320.--21st August, 1770. Jane Martin's renunciation of right to
administer in favor of George and Andrew Martin. Test: Joh Pettrson,
Michael Harra, David Hays, Thomas Berry.
Page 320.--19th September, 1769. Patrick Martin's will: To wife,
Jane: to sons, George and Andrew; to sons, Joseph and James; to daughter,
Miry Patterson. Executors, wife, Jane, and George Martin. Teste:
George Jameson, James McNutt, Alex. Montgomery. Proved, 21st August,
1770, by Jameson. George Martin qualifies executor, with Joseph Berry,
James Buchanan, Alex. McNutt.

1830 Roane Co, TN Census
Martin, Elisha 45
Martin, George 44
Martin, Hugh 11
Martin, James 33
Martin, John 37
Martin, Moses 44
Martin, Wm. 14
Marton, George 28

[NI10836] June Term 1835 Roane County Tn

J & A Martin
Adminstrator ???

VS O. Bill filed 2” Oct 1832

J Martin & others
To the Honorable William B.Reese(?) Chanceller for the Eastern division and the district composed of the Countys Rhea Hamilton , Roane and Morgan at Kingston ____ Your Orator James Martin and your Oratise
Anna Martin humbly Comptaing(?) showeth to your honor that George Martin late a citizen of Roane County Tennysee departed this life intestatein the Month of August 1831 that said George Martin left widow Anny Martin aforesaid and the following heirs at law to wit your Orator
James Martin
John Martin
Elijah Martin
Polly Martin now Polly Bedsalt widow woman George Blackwell and Alsey his wife formerly
Alsey Martin Richard Blackwell and Tamer his wife formerly
Tamer Martin
Mahilda(?) Martin single woman all citizens of the County of Roane aforesaid and also
Peggy Martin now deceased who left the following heirs and legal representatives to wit
William Martin citizen of the County of Roane aforesaid
Green Berry Martin citizen of the state of Ohio Wain County and
Ann Marie Low minor resident of the County of Knox Tennysee and also
George Martin who is the heir and legal representative of the said George Martin deseased and resides in Smith County Tennysee Your Orator and Oratise further complaing showeth to your honor that at the October Court of Pleas and quarter sessions in the year 1831 for the county of Roane aforesaid took upon themselves the administration of the Estate of the said George Martin deceased that they qutifred(/) and entered into bond and security as the law directs your Orator and Oratrise proceded to administer upon all and singular the goods and Chattles rights and credits to the George Martin estate belonging that after fully administering upon said estate The proceeds of the sale amounted to ninety three dollars seventy seven and half cents that there is no other property that your Orator and Oratrise can sell but have fully administered all and singular the goods and Chattles rights and credits to the said George Martin Estates belonging Your Orator and Oratrise further state to your honor that there are claims yet unpaid against the Estate of the said George Martin to the amount of eighty six dollars over and above the amount of the personal affects to the said Estate belonging _______ the said ________ is claimed by the following persons to wit forty six dollars by E and William McEwen Seventeen dollars by Elisha Martin ten dollars and fifty cents by R Richards _____ five dollars by Samuel Margraves four dollars sixty cents by John Martin Thomas Gri____ one dollar sixty two and half cents besides the amount that may be coming to your Orator and Oratrix their attentions and necessary expences in managing the business of said Estate Your Orator and oratrix further showeth to your honor that said George Martin decd seized and ____ of his own right in fee a certain tract and parcel of land lying and being in County of Roane aforesaid containing one hundred acres on the north side of the Clinch river joining lands of David Patton Thomas Brown and Samuel Margraves and further the Jurisdictions of this honorable court your orator and oratrix prays the honorable Court to decree and subject the land aforesaid to be sold or so much thereof as may be necessary to settle the balance of the claims aforesaid that are against the Estate aforesaid intends such further for the full and ample relief to your Orator and Oratrix as will enable them as administrator and administratese aforesaid to wind the business of said Estate and as to your honor may seems meet and prosper your Orator and Oratress pray that Sup____ may Your to the heirs at law ___ aforesaid and induty bound will ever Pray _____

Prosecution Bond

State of Tennysee

Know all men by theese presents that we James Martin and Henry Isham of Roane County are held and firmly unto John Martin Elijah Martin Polly Bedsalt George Blackwell and his wife Alsey Richard Blackwill and Tamer his wife Matilda Martain Wm Martain Green Berry Martin Ann Marie Low George Martain in the sum of two hundred dollars signed and sealed the 2 October 1832 the condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above be and James Martin and Henry Amy Martin adms &adms of George Martin have this filed a bill in the Chancery Court at Kingston against the above named John Martin and other heirsof so Geo Martin Now if they shall with affect prosecute said bill or in case of failure payand satisfy costs this obligation to be void otherwise not

Text James Martin {Seal}
N S Purris
Henry X Isham
(his mark)

Knox Co, Tennessee
MARTIN, George marr. ENGLISH, Jane on 09-DEC-1817

[NI10837] Knox Co, Tennessee
MARTIN, Samuel marr. LOVE, Patsy on 24-FEB-1814
MARTIN, Samuel marr. LOVE, Patsy on 25-FEB-1814
MARTIN, Samuel marr. RAGAN, Sally on 02-OCT-1820
MARTIN, Samuel marr. REAGAN, Sally on 02-OCT-1820
MARTIN, Samuel marr. STEWART, Martha on 17-APR-1822
MARTIN, Samuel marr. STEWART, Patsy on 17-APR-1822

[NI10838] MARTIN, George marr. EARLY, Sarah on 22-SEP-1854

[NI10839] MARTIN, John marr. CHILES, Virginia on 06-JAN-1850

[NI10846] 1870 Dent Co, MO Census p600b Spring Creek
8 151 151 Martin William 59 M W Farmer 3,000 1,000 TN
9 151 151 Martin Mary 59 F W Keeping House TN
10 151 151 Martin G.B. 36 M W Farmer 2,000 600 TN
11 151 151 Martin W.W. 21 M W Farming TN
12 151 151 Plank Nancy 24 F W At home TN

[NI10850] Philip Letsinger - Philip, son of Phillip, was born about 1769, probably in Frederick County, MD; this date is derived from his second wife's pension records (which are in the National Archives) in which Philip's doctor states that Philip was about 70 years of age when he died in 1839. According to marriage records of Bedford County, VA, on July 27, 1789, Philip obtained a bond to marry Ann Pettit, probably a daughter of Lewis Pettit. From the Will Book 2, page 124, of Bedford County, VA, on January 29, 1791, Philip Letsinger was a witness to the signing of the will of William Boyd. At a Court held for Bedford County on January 27, 1794, William Boyd's Last Will and Testament was proved by the oath of Philip Letsinger and other witnesses whose names were thereunto subscribed. For the years 1805, 06, 07 and 09, Philip is listed in "Washington County (TN) List of Taxables". His name is spelled Phillip Letsinger, Phillip Letsinger, Philip Letsinger and Phillip Letsinger, respectively. Next, in October 1810 in Knox County, TN, marriage records, Philip was listed as a bondsman. On April 5, 1823, Philip Ledsinger deeded land (amount not stated) to Baptist Church Trustees for a Baptist Church and Graveyard on Hickory Creek, Knox County, TN. This and the following three land transactions may be found in "General Index to REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCES, Knox County, Tenn., from Beginning to Dec 31, 1931." On November 7, 1826, Philip Letsinger received 31 acres of land from his son John Letsinger. On November 6, 1838, Philip obtained a bond in Knox County, TN to marry Elizabeth Shinpock. On November 10, 1838, Philip Letsinger deeded two tracts of land in Knox County to Henry Shinpoch (his son-in-law). Also, on the same date in Knox County, Philip deeded 100 acres of land to his son David (Daniel) Letsinger. According to the pension records of Elizabeth Shinpock Letsinger (her pension was based on her first husband's (Henry Shinpock) service and death during the War of 1812), her second husband Philip Letsinger died in June 1839 and was buried at Hickory Creek Meeting House, Knox County, TN. Based on census, marriage and probate records, Philip's children were: Elizabeth Rebecca, John, Sarah, Mary Alice, Frances, Philip, Susan, Daniel B., Lewis Pettit, Allen, and Jacob, all by his first wife Ann; there were no known children by his second wife. Except for Jacob, all of these named children are known to have grown to adulthood. Except for Frances, all of these named children were married. (from John Shinpaugh)

[NI10861] never married

[NI10869] THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, VOL XXX., No. , Page 4, Col. 1, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana, Friday, December 21, 1906,
Mrs Margaret A. LETSINGER, the oldest citizen of Greene county, with the exception of Aunt Susan Cavins, of this place, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Phoebe WARRICK, a short distance south of Jasonville, Monday afternoon, at 3 o'clock after having rounded out almost a century.
She was born in Tennessee, December 4, 1809; died December 17, 1906; aged Ninety-seven years and thirteen days.
In 1834 she and her husband, Lewis LETSINGER, who passed away many years ago, came to Indiana, which was then almost an unbroken wilderness, and settled not far from the present town of Clay City. After residing there about three years they came to Greene county and entered a tract of land a short distance south of the present town of Jasonville and there they continued to make their home the remainder of their lives.
Soon after coming to Greene county her husband went back to Tennessee to dispose of their possessions in that state. Taking advantage of Mr. Letsinger's absence a neighbor determined at possession of the tract of land on that the Letsingers were living but which they had not yet entered from the government. Hearing of his intention, Mrs. Letsinger, true to the pioneer spirit, borrowed $50 from neighbor, hurriedly mounted a horse and started alone through the wilderness to the government land office at Vincennes. She arrived there secured the necessary papers, paid the land agent for the forty-acre tract and had just gotten outside of Vincennes on her way home when she met the neighbor just going into town. She had gone on and their home was secured.
At an early day she and a neighbor woman went on horseback to Terre Haute to take their wool to have it carded-one of the first steps toward supplying the family with clashing.
Her health was always excellent but during the last few years she had become quite feeble as the result of her great age and for the past few months had been almost helpless. She never would have a physician called, and in the pioneer days she acted as a physician for the entire community, dispensing her simple home-made remedies and would often go for miles at night in response to a call from the sick.
In the latter years whenever the family thought she needed his attention a physician was summoned but he always went under the pretense of making a social call.
She was a woman of unusual intelligence and remained in possession of her mental faculties until the very end. For the past several years she had been almost totally blind. She did not grow old in spirit but always took a lively interest in all the inventions and improvements that make for progress and never lost interest in what was going on in the world.
She was a devout Christian, having been a member of the M. E. church since an early day. Hers was a truly christian life of the highest type, putting into practice in her daily life the precepts of the Master in who she had unbounded confidence. Her influence for good was incalculable and will not perish. She was charitable always dividing her means with those in need and was surprised by no one in acts of hospitality. Pioneer preachers-circuit riders-always found at her home the heartiest welcome.
Six of her eight sons enlisted in the Union army and fought bravely for their country during the Civil war--and three of whom never lived to return home. One was killed in the battle of Antietam, one fell before Atlanta, a third died in a hospital near Atlanta, two others were wounded in battle and the remaining one almost died of starvation in Andersonville prison. Her home sheltered a multitude in war times, including the wives and children of her sons who were at the front.
She was the mother of thirteen children-eight sons and five daughters-all of whom, except two, reached maturity and of whom four sons and two daughters survive. The surviving daughters-Mrs. Phoebe WARRICK and Mrs. Marinda GIBSON, of Jasonville, cared for their mother during the last years of her life and lovingly ministered to her every want. The surviving sons are Harvey W. LETSINGER, of Bloomfield; Lewis E. and Henry A. LETSINGER, of Jasonville; and Calvin LETSINGER, of Middletown.
She is also survived by thirty-one grandchildren, over sixty great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning from the M.E. church at Jasonville, conducted by Rev. J. D. CRANE, of this place, in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends who had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom in life all had loved and honored, and the remains are tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery at that place."

[NI10874] died in childhood.

[NI10876] Phillip Lutsinger - Phillip is listed twice in "Settlers of Maryland 1751-1765. First, on page 170, Philip Litzsinger is listed in Frederick County as owner of 31 acres of land called "Philip's Choice"; this entry was dated 9 Apr 1765. Second, on page 250, Philip Sitzsinger is listed for the same above land, but the date there for was 9 Apr 1764. In "Monocacy and Catoctin", C. E. Schildknecht, editor, page 95, Philip Litsinger is mentioned as a head of families of Frederick County who, in March 1766, petitioned the Governor to call the MD Assembly for the purpose of issuing bills of credit (paper money). From this last item, Philip Litsinger is listed in the "Genealogical Index to Frederick County, MD", page 59. According to Frederick County land records, on August 21, 1769, Philip Letzinger and his wife Sarah sold their land to Peter Yeader. Their land was called "Philips Chance" and was located in the area of Little Antietam, which was southwest of the town of Frederick. (note: the variation in the name of Philip's land was probably a result of transcription rather than there having been two different areas of land by different names.) In Loudoun County, VA, heads of families paid a yearly tithe to the court. The name of Phillip appears as follows in "Loudoun County Virginia Tithables 1758-1778," volume 2: pages 526 (Phillip Ledsinner), 543 (Fillep Ledsinger), 699 (Philip Letsinger) and 846 (Philip Lettsinger). On March 15, 1777, in Loudoun County, VA, Philip Lutesinger made his will in which he mentioned his wife Sarah and children Michael, Philp and Rebecca. Phillip's children, Philip and Becky, were mentioned in an Indenture of Lease made between George William Fairfax and James Neilson in June 1787 ("Virginia County Court Records, Deed Abstracts of Loudoun County, Virginia, 1787-1788", page 40); Philip and Rebecca were identified as the children of Nielson's wife by her former husband. We have no further information on wife Sarah or children Michael and Rebecca, except for Michael possibly being in Baltimore County, MD in 1783, as mentioned above. (from John Shinpaugh)

[NI10880] Michael Lutsinger - Michael Lutsinger arrived in Philadelphia, PA, on September 9, 1738, aboard the ship "Glasgow" from Rotterdam, Germany, via Cowes, England. He was age 29 at the time and was one of 120 men along with 229 women and children who sailed together from Europe to America (they were called Palatines because they came from the region of Germany called the Rheinland Palatinate). On this same date, he and the other male adults were qualified and took oaths to the Government at the Courthouse in Philadelphia. This infomation may be found in "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", pages 204-208. According to "Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774" by Murtie June Clark, page 96, Michael Letsinger was in Captain John White's Company, Maryland Militia, for six days service, about 1758. In an issue of the Maryland Historical Magazine, Vol. 9, article titled "French and Indian War", page 267, Michael Letsinger is reported to have received 48 0..6..0 pounds for his service during the French and Indian War. In "Monocacy and Catoctin", C. E. Schildknecht, editor, page 261, Michael Lutzinger is mentioned for giving a bill of sale in 1759 to George Poe for 3 horses, 7 cattle, and one iron pot; this transaction apparently occurred in Middletown Valley, which is located west of Frederick, MD. This information originated from Frederick County, MD land records, specifically Land Record F. >From this last item, Michael Lutzinger is listed in the "Genealogical Index to Frederick County, MD", Vol. 3, page 89. Finally, in the "1783 Tax List for Baltimore County, Maryland, Baltimore East Hundred", page 10 of a transcribed version, the name Michael Litzinger appears, along with Henry Litzinger and Peter Letzinger. Since Michael Lutsinger was born in 1709, I believe this Michael may have been either the eldest son of Phillip, below, or a member of the Baltimore area Litsinger families. (from John Shinpaugh)

[NI11020] Sources: Henrico Co., VA Court Records; Charles City Co., VA Court Records; Prince George Co., VA Court Records.

[NI11024] Sources: Dinwiddie Co., VA Court Records; Amelia Co., VA Court Records; Charles City Co., VA Court Records.

[NI11026] surname may be Cross.

[NI11027] Sources: Amelia Co., VA Court Records; Prince George Co., VA Court Records; Lincoln Co., NC Marriage Records; Nottoway Co. VA Deed Books; Dinwiddie Co., VA Court Records.

[NI11036] Sources: Amelia Co., VA Court Records and Deed Book; Nottoway Co. VA Marriage Records; Robertson Co. TN Death Records,

[NI11039] no children.

[NI11041] never married.

[NI11051] Sources: Amelia Co. VA Deed Book; Nottoway Co. VA Deed Book; Robertson Co., TN Marriage Records; Robertson Co. TN Death Records.
Are these references to Nottoway Parish, Amelia county; or Nottoway County?

1850 Robertson Co, Tennessee Federal Census p. 71b-72a
Reel no: M432-894 Division: District 9 Page no: 141-142
Enumerated on: August 20th, 1850 by: Clinton Green
42 65 65 Willaim Featherston 69 M Farmer VA
1 65 65 Elizabeth Featherston 63 F VA
2 65 65 David S. Featherston 17 M Farmer TN

Brown, Stephen 5-2-1822; 1-14-1825; W.B. 8/419
Mentions: Sister: Amy Brown
Sons: Edward Brown, Robert Brown
Daughter: Lucy Brown
Executor: Jones Allen
Witnesses: Baxter Ragsdale, John T. Brown, Joshua Featherston, Sally S. Brown.

Elisha ANDREWS to Susan WALLER, 13 March 1826; Surety: Daniel Hazlewood
Married 14 March 1826 by Joshua Featherston [Lunenburg Co.]

[NI11058] 1860 Luneburg Co, Va Census Reel No: 987 Page No: 53
31 409 395 Featherston Mrs A. 60 F Farmer 3,200 15,112 Virginia
32 409 395 Featherston Virginia A 31 F Virginia
33 409 395 Featherston Joshua J 29 M Overseer Virginia
34 409 395 Featherston Martha L 22 F Virginia
35 409 395 Featherston Mary L 27 F Virginia

[NI11063] died young.

[NI11064] died young.

[NI11067] died young.

[NI11068] 1850 Robertson Co, Tennessee Federal Census p. 49a
Reel no: M432-894 Division: District 6 Page no: 96
Enumerated on: October 14th, 1850 by: Clinton Green
6 1255 1255 Joshua Featherston 30 M Farmer VA
7 1255 1255 Emily Featherston 22 F VA
8 1255 1255 Wesly R. Featherston 5 M TN
9 1255 1255 Leony Featherston 2 F TN
10 1255 1255 Mary J. Featherston 11/12 F TN

[NI11070] never married.

[NI11072] 1850 Robertson Co, Tennessee Federal Census p. 68a
Reel no: M432-894 Division: District 9 Page no: 134
Enumerated on: August 20th, 1850 by: Clinton Green
30 8 8 H. D. Featherston 27 M Tailor TN
31 8 8 Elizabeth Featherston 20 F TN

[NI11073] 1850 Robertson Co, Tennessee Federal Census p. 45a
Reel no: M432-894 Division: District 6 Page no: 88
Enumerated on: October 14th, 1850 by: Clinton Green
37 1231 1231 William Newton 38 M Farmer NC
38 1231 1231 Martha A. Newton 36 F VA
39 1231 1231 William H. Newton 13 M TN
40 1231 1231 Ann Newton 7 F TN
41 1231 1231 Jno. W. Newton 5 M TN
42 1231 1231 Mary Newton 2 F TN

[NI11074] 1850 Robertson Co, Tennessee Federal Census p. 75b
Reel no: M432-894 Division: District 9 Page no: 179
Enumerated on: August 20th, 1850 by: Clinton Green
33 120 120 Jesse Davis 28 M Farmer 1200 TN
34 120 120 Catherine Davis 33 F VA
35 120 120 Susan Davis 8 F TN
36 120 120 Jesse, Jr. Davis 5 M TN
37 120 120 John E. Davis 3 M TN
38 120 120 Richard H. Davis 1 M TN

[NI11080] Sources: Robertson Co., IN Marriage Record; Robertson Co. IN Death Record; 1850 & 1860 Robertson Co. IN Census Records; Family Bible Records,

[NI11093] Sources: 1870 & 1880 Robertson Co., IN Census Records; Robertson Co., IN Marriage and Death Records; Family Records.

[NI11094] 1850 Robertson Co, Tennessee Federal Census p. 74B
Reel no: M432-894 Division: District 9 Page no: 147
Enumerated on: August 20th, 1850 by: Clinton Green
LINE Dwell Famil Firstname Lastname Age S Occupation Real Birthplace
22 105 105 Stephen Pepper 51 M Farmer 600 VA
23 105 105 Catherine Pepper 32 F NC
24 105 105 Charles A. Pepper 13 M TN
25 105 105 Susan Pepper 12 F TN
26 105 105 Lucy J. Pepper 10 F TN
27 105 105 Henry H. Pepper 9 M TN
28 105 105 David Pepper 7 M TN
29 105 105 Joseph C. Pepper 4 M TN
30 105 105 Daniel Pepper 2 M TN

[NI11114] Sources: 1900 Robertson Co. IN Census; Robertson Co., IN Marriage Records; 1910 Texas Census Records; Cherokee Co. TX Marriage Records; Cherokee Co., TX Death Records; Family Bible Records.

[NI11116] 1850 Robertson Co, TN Census

[NI11121] 466-26-8670?

[NI11125] King Cemetery, Mt Enterprise, Texas
MOORE, John Hamilton - 17 July l884 - 21 May 1951
MOORE, Mary Nettie 25 Mar 1884 - 18 Oct. 1967 Obit
MOORE, Virginia Lorene - 16 July 1916 - 7 Mar. 1921
MOORE, Willie D. - 14 July 1853 2 Feb. 1904 "Papa"
MOORE, Matilda E. - 8 Feb. 1874 5 Apr. 1936 "Mama"

[NI11196] Kevil is in either McCracken or Ballard Co.

[NI11241] never married.

[NI11246] Are Elizabeth and Eliza the same person?

[NI11293] Louisiana Birtha
Mellen Julia Charles Lizzie Schellang F W 02/19/1896 106 717

[NI11340] OTIS INDEPENDENT--May 6, 1954
Funeral Services Held for Wm. McGhee Tuesday Afternoon---
Long-Time Resident of the County Passed Away at Akron Hospital Saturday Night After Long-Drawn Illness----
Mr. William McGhee, 93 years old, and the oldest resident of Otis, passed away Saturday night about 10:00 o'clock at the Washington County Hospital in Akron, following several weeks of hospitalization, and several years of invalidism. He had been taken to the hospital in Akron following a fall at his home in Otis, when he broke his hip. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church in Otis, with Rev. Paul H. Prouty, pastor of the church, officiating. . . .
Mr. William McGhee was born November 17, 1860, in Alamakee County, Iowa, and passed away May 1, 1954 at the Washington County Hospital in Akron, Colorado, at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 13 days. He was the eldest son born to Meredith and Mary Ann Ervin McGhee of a family of nine boys and one girl. Two brothers, Bert of Los Angeles, California, and Ervin of Chicago and his sister, Elizabeth Seel of Otis survive him. He came to Colorado with his brother, Frank, in 1908 and made his home with them doing farm labor. He moved to Otis in 1936, for his relatives, being called on to help out in sickness and with the children. Remaining single until the last thirteen years of his life, he was free to help out in time of need. He was baptized in the Methodist faith while quite young, and later he joined the Baptist church in Sterling.
Being of an industrious nature, he was always busy in the yard, taking a great pride in keeping the premesis up in shape, and the walks shoveled in winter. It was not until several years ago, when he suffered a cracked hip in a fall that he was confined to his bed. In time he was able to sit up in a wheelchair, and enjoy life again as much as defective eyesight and impaired hearing would permit. About five weeks ago he fell while walking from his chair to the bed, and was taken to the hospital, where X-rays showed his hip to be broken, and also revealed the former break. He remained a patient in the hospital until the end came Saturday at 10 p.m.

[NI11402] 1850 US Census: Franklin Township, Monroe County, OH pg 488A
living with her grandfather.

[NI11405] 1880 US Census: Bow Creek, Phillips County, KS; pg 148A

[NI11416] 1880 US Census: Arcade Township, Phillips County, KS

[NI11420] 1850 US Census: Franklin Township, Monroe County, OH; pg 488A
They had eight children and raised William Hartshorn, son of Mahala who was unmarried when he was born. William took the surname Farley.

[NI11422] 1860 US Census: Jackson Co., OH; Page 139

[NI11433] Andrew was a colonial land owner in Ohio Co., (W) Va, and Washington Co., Pa. Also an Indian Scout, Frontier Ranger and Captain of the Militia: 5 Vol. IV p. 708 Arch. lists Andrew Farley as Private from Washington Co., Pa Continental lines. Rev soldiers p 399 list him as Capt of Washington Co., and p 219 list him with the Frontier Rangers from 1778-1783.... Capt Andrew Farley's Co, 2nd Battalion, Washington Co., Pa Militia, commanded by Col. Henry Enoch. [Tom Morgan]

[NI11438] a widow

[NI11443] WALT ASHBY HOMESTEAD PATENT: SW Section 19, Township 5 N, Range 49W. Serial No. 0 7507
Excerpt from WASHINGTON COUNTY COLORADO BOOK 1989--by Arlene Glenn:
West 28 or Pleasant View School was begun in 1909. They first had school in the Jim Williams homestead shack, a two-room sod house, located on the southeast quarter of Section 19. Then Walt Ashby donated the northwest corner of land in Section 19. The school was built there about 1910. The school burned down in 1916 and a new one was erected in 1917. Both East 28 and West 28 schools were closed in 1922 when patrons voted to unite and form one school on the present Lone Star School grounds.

[NI11454] After the death of her husband, she lived with her daughter, Hannah Gorby in Noble County.

[NI11459] In 1852 she signed a deed in Ohio which noted that she was a widow.

[NI11460] Thomas told this story to his son-in-law "I was born in Finley Township, Washington Co, Pa, 6 Jan 1802. My father was Andrew Farley. My mother's maiden name was Hannah Templeton. My father died 14 Mar 1814. My mother died during the year 1825."
He named his siblings...listed here.
"I moved with my family when about three years old to the Fork of the Big Wheeling, Virginia, about twelve miles above the city of Wheeling. I was apprenticed to Col. James Rupple at Washington, Pa, learning the carpenter and joining trade from about 1818 until I was of age. I married Annie Marlatt of Washington, PA, 8 Jan 1824. We moved to Pittsburgh in 1825 and to Allegheny in 1826, where I resided for many years engaging in the manufacture and sale of furniture. I took an active part in public affairs and held various positions and offices both by elections and by appointment in the borough, county, state, and government. I was a member of the Borough Council, a school director at different times, Clerk of the County Courts, Post Master under President Pierce and Superintendent of the Marine Hospital in Allegheny under President Buchanan. My wife died in June 1845. I married Annie McKenzie in July 1847. I joined the Christian Church 5 Jul 1830 in Pittsburgh. My parents were Presbyterian. When I was a boy I was a Methodist. I'm a Democrat in Politics."
In his story, he listed his children...also listed here.

[NI11469] HISTORY: A tradition as mentioned by several of the lineage, says there were 3 Farley brothers who came from Ireland in 1740. Two of these may have been James and Thomas, but have not found any info to verify the connection, and have not been able to find who the 3rd bro was. James and Thomas may have had the same number of ch and maybe the same names, but I am of the opinion that Cousin Wm. H. Farley, late of Boise, Id has the RIGHT ch with the WRONG parents. Thomas and Jane lived in NC, went to York Co., Pa where they bought land on Patterson Creek in Hampshire Co., Virginia (now Mineral Co., W Va). This is where they lived until Thomas died in 1782. The 1771 Land Rec shows Thomas Farely living in York Co., Pa., at that time. Thomas served in the Rev Was as Private in Dunmore's War 1774, Virginia Militia. He is registered in the "Daughters of the American Colonist"; DAC # 17593. The first 6 ch are listed in his will. It has not been proven about the last 3. [Tom Morgan]

Will of Thomas Farley:
I first leave to my son John Farley the plantation where I now live, and he the said John Farley is to pay y son Andrew Farley Fifty Pounds old way in Gales at ten pounds per year until the fifty pounds is paid. I likewise leave to my beloved wife the third part of the said plantation during her natural life and all the moveables to be divided at her decease according to her own discretion. Also I leave unto my son David Farley, five shillings in Silver. I also leave unto my daughter Mary Farley her bed furniture and one red cow, and yearling heifer or steer. Likewise I leave unto my daughters Margaret and Eliner Two shillings and sixpence to each of them.
Okey Johnson and William Blackburn were named executors. Thomas signed the will with his mark.
An inventory of the estate was approved 9 August 1782 by John Jones, John Pearsall, and Nathaniel Parker. It was recorded 12 November 1782. It consisted of:
One gray Stallion
One brindled cow and calf
One bell & bell Collar
One black yealring
One iron pot
One pair of pot hooks
One loom and tackling
One table
One chest
One trunk
One pair of hillyards
One saw and drawing knife
One auger, chisel and scythe anvil
One dung fork
Two maulrings, wedges, and ax
One bake iron
Two small dishes and four plates
Two old scythes and two old hoes
One tea kettle and one spoon
One hatchet, lamp, and candlesticks
One box iron
One frying pan
Three cups, 2 ____, 2 pails, one churn
One small grinding stone and crank
One ____ and chain
These items had a total value of 19 pounds, 2 shillings, and 6 pence.
Two of his daughters, Sarah and Jean, were not mentioned in his will. They were already married and had been dowered. Hannah Farley who married Thomas Lawson is thought by some to have been a daughter of Thomas. Others do not believe so.

Situated on New River at what is known as "Warford," on Crump's Bottom, Summers County. Erected by Thomas Farley.

[NI11471] He is not listed on the Census of 1784 but is listed in 1787 with 2 horses and a cow.
The land he was granted in 1783, 307 ac, adjoined, "the land the said Fairley now lives on, the land of Elisha Collins".
In the deed of 6 Nov 1801, John and Elizabeth were "of the county of Jefferson in the Territory Northwest of Ohio" and Elizabeth was unable to travel to the Hampshire County Court House.
There is no record of John and Elizabeth having any children.

[NI11472] 1850 US Census: Union Township, Monroe County, Ohio; page 308b

[NI11479] In 1787, Benjamin owned one cow and paid no personal property tax indicationg that he was under 21.

1800 Green Co, PA Census
he, his wife, 2 boys under 10, 1 boy 16-26, 2 girls under 10, one girl 10-16

[NI11480] died at age 21, may be buried at Ft. Ashby, VA, a stone marked W. Fley beside Thomas Lawson.

[NI11484] Ben and Barbara were living in Hampshire Co in 1796 when they were ordered to produce the will of Joseph Boot.

[NI11489] Elisha's was the first recorded deed in Hampshire County.

[NI11511] 1920 census index of Cherokee County, TX, ED 24, page 10, line 62:
John L. Hoover age 41 TX Head of Household
Sallie Hoover age 34 TX wife
Johnnie V. Hoover age 9 TX daughter
Lula F. Hoover age 3 TX daughter

[NI11512] Myrtle Springs Cemetery, Cherokee Co, Texas
Deaton, Maggie B. Jan-25-1894 Jan-19-1895 dau of M.J. & B.L. Deaton
Deaton, Sarah Nov-11-1896 aged 82yrs 3mo 16dys
Deaton, M.W. May-15-1805 Jul-09-1886 b. Moore Co., NC d. Cher Co., TX; aged 81y,1m,24d
Deaton, W.L. Oct-22-1850 Dec-16-1915 ME
Deaton, Mary Nettie Nov-03-1861 Aug-17-1933 wife of W.L. Deaton
Estell, Robert Sep-12-1877 Sep-24-1880 son of N.A. & G.D. Deaton

[NI11513] 1860 Cherokee Co, TX, Census Index
Hoover, John W. 304
J. N. 301
J. P. 414
Mathias (MS 110)
Nancy (MS 110)
Rachel 329
William P. 329
Waller, Ichabod 1451
Leven 1454 (SS 106)
Martha A. 1451

[NI11514] Meador Cemetery, Cherokee Co, Texas
Waller, Eliza C., b; 24 Mar 1855, d; 4 May 1910
Waller, G.M., b; 30 Jul 1854, d; 10 Mar 1915
Waller, Grace, b; 1888, d; 1951
Waller, infant dau of Jack & Grace Waller, b/d; 1919
Waller, infant son of Jack & Grace Waller, b/d; 1926
Waller, Jack, b; 1885, d; 1940
Waller, Lutie Elizbeth, b; 16 Nov 1878, d; 29 Mar 1959

[NI11515] Cedar Grove/Hoover Cemetery - Gum, Rutherford Co, TN

[NI11517] Macon Co, MO, Will & Probate
2803 Hoover, John L. Hoover, Jas. M. Admin.
2826 Hoover, John L. Hoover, J. M. Admin.

SECTION 1. That a new county be and the same is hereby established, by the name of Coffee, in honor of the late General John Coffee, east of Bedford, west of Warren and north of Franklin, adjoining said counties, and composed of parts of the same: beginning at the store house of William Norton, in Hoover's gap, in the line between Rutherford and Bedford.
SECTION 14. That the portion of Rutherford county lying in Hoover's gap, shall be attached to and become a part of the county of
Coffee, upon the following conditions, to wit: that the county of Rutherford shall not thereby be reduced below her constitutional
number of square miles; and that a majority of the qualified voters, residing within the boundaries, as hereinafter described, shall, on
or before the 15th day of February next, notify the governor of the State, by written communication, signed by such majority, of their
wish, to be attached to said county of Coffee. A direct line shall be run, crossing Hoover's gap at right angles, as near as may be,
so as to intersect with the Bedford county line, on the ridge, on each side of said gap, leaving Christopher Hoover and Jacob Hoover
on the north side of said line, and crossing the gap as near Jacob Hoover's mill as practicable, to leave those persons on the north
side of said line; and the territory lying on the south of the line to be so run, shall, on the conditions aftersaid, be attached to and
become a part of the county of Coffee. Passed: January 8th, 1836.

[NI11519] Purchased land from Matthias Hoover of Rutherford County on 21 Jun 1819. This same Matthias Hoover also sold 416 acres to Little Berry Hughes on 23 Mar 1810, and at that time, Hoover was 'of Rutherford Co, TN'. Interestingly enough, the 65 acres that Obadiah's brother James Paris bought of Elijah Fulks was also originally Matthias Hoover's, per deed of 24 Mar 1810. Witnesses to Hoover deed are Leander Hughes and John Franks. Land is on Mulherin's Creek, bounds a 640 acre tract that Matthias Hoover formerly lived on, containing 129 acres total. (This 640 acre tract was a deed, 20 May 1794, William Coke of Hawkins Co, TN to Matthias Hoover of Grainger Co, TN, 640 acres on south side of Cumberland River.)
Matthias Hoover, a grandson of Hans, left Pennsylvania in 1776 and appeared in a census in 1783 of Shenanhoah County, Virginia. Before 1788 he and his wife Maria had reached Greene County in East Tennesse, and later came into Rutherford County where Hoover's Gap was settled in 1793. Mathias Hoover is listed in the DAR Patriot index: b.c, 1740 PA; d. a 10-1824-TN; m. Maria, Patriotic Service PA.

Matthias was born about 1740 in the Earl Township of Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania to Jacob and Anna Huber. He was raised in the Mennonite Faith. He married Maria? around 1765 and they made their home there. Three of their children Martin, Christopher, and Jacob were born there.
In 1778 Matthias took the oath of allegiance to the State of Pennsylvania in Hanover Township, Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania. In the book Lancaster County Deeds, Matthias Hover is named on a list of persons of which the following was stated: Lancaster County SS: The within is a just and true account of the persons names to whom the Oath of Allegiance has been administered to agreeable to act of General Assembly since my last return was made. Certifyed May 1st, 1779, by Tim Green.
In 1778 a second State Census tallied those against the Revolution. Included on this second list are Quakers, Mennonites, and others who refused to take oaths, as well as Tories still in the new nation.
Matthias and his brother Jacob inherited their father's estate to be shared equally between them. In 1779 Matthias sold his half to his brother.
Shortly after this, Matthias with his sister Magdalene and Brother-in-law Abraham G. Fellers and their families left Lancaster Co. for the Southland.
They followed the beaten trail through York, Frederick, Harper's Ferry, Winchester, and up the Valley Pike to Rockingham Co. Virginia. Matthias's son John was born here about 1780.
Matthias again moved his family to Shenandoah Co. Virginia, where he purchased 232 acres of land on the 26th of September 1782 from the estate of Hugh Divinia Here their daughters Nancy c.1784, Sarah "Sally" c.1786, and Mary "Polly" c.1788 was born. On the 4th of November 1784 Matthias and his wife Mary sold the 232 acres to John Reeser of Maryland.
They stayed in the Shenandoah Valley until about 1790 when Matthias picked up his family and moved to the Sweetwater Valley of Eastern Tennessee. (This was the part of North Carolina that became the Southwest Territory of the United States in 1790. Tennessee did not become a state until 1796.) Their last child a daughter was born here c.1790/91. They named her Elizabeth and called her "Betsey".
Matthias finally settled his family in Davidson Co. Tennessee. (The part he settled in was changed to Rutherford Co. in 1803.) There is an area called Hoover's Gap that sits in the corner where Rutherford, Bedford, and Coffee Counties join together.
Matthias was a land baron and owned several thousands of acres of land. On August 9, 1793, he purchased 5000 acres from Guilford Dudley in the area presently known as Rutherford County, Tennessee. At the time of sale, the land was located in Davidson County.
Though they are sparse, we are lucky to have the following personal memories that have been passed down through the years on our ancestor, Matthias Hoover. He was said to have spoken only German all of his life, and He was the first member of the Huber/Hoover family to embrace a religion other than the Mennonite faith, when he became a Methodist.
Matthias Hoover died in October 1824, and his will was probated on the 20th of October 1824. The court order is as follows.
Order for the Division of the Lands o Matthias Hoover, deceased....
State of Tennessee, Rutherford County court, October Term, 1824:
On motion and petition it is ordered by the court that Joel Smith, Jacob Fox, John Rawlings, Robert Rayburn, and Stephen White, be and are hereby appointed, commissioners to divide into seven equal shares, and to allot to each of the following heirs and descendants and heirs of the loin of Matthias Hoover, deceased, and seized and possessed to within, one tract containing seven hundred acres and upwards bing the balance unsold of a tract of eleven hundred and seventy six acres conveyed to him by William B. Anderson by deed bearing the date of April 24, 1812. Being the place where John Glaze and other now live, also one tract where said Matthias lived in his lifetime, containing one hundred and sixty five to seventy five acres. One other tract of about one hundred and eighty five acres being the place where Lewis Rue formerly lived and also one other tract of one hundred sixty seven acres, part of a five thousand acre survey which adjoins John B. Pruett on the north and Martin Hoover on the South. The division so to be made as to give one seventh part to Christopher Hoover. One seventh part to Jacob Hoover. One seventh part to John Hoover. One seventh part to John Pruitt in right of his wife Polly Pruitt, who is a daughter and heir of said Matthias, deceased. One seventh part to Joseph Ellison (Allison) in right of his wife Betsy Ellison, who is a daughter and heir of said Matthias, deceased. One seventh part to William Rawlings in right of his wife Sally Rawlings, who is a daughter and heir of said Matthias, decease. And one seventh part to the children and heirs of John Glaze and Nancy his wife, now deceased, who was a daughter and heir of said Matthias, deceased. The seventh part last mentioned is to be divided amongst the following children and heirs of said John and Nancy Glaze, to wit, Thomas Woods in right of his wife Polly, and William, Betsy, Anne, Matthias, Lawrence, Henry, John, Sally, Martin, Ira, Ruben, Nancy and Christopher Glaze. The said commissioners to make a lawful report to next court returning a plat of the division as made by them.
John R. Laughlin, A.K. Rutherford County Probate Court []

[NI11525] Final Decree, Catherine Uselton vs. George Uselton and others

TSLA, Rutherford County Deeds, Book 2, Pages 94 and 95, Dated 9 January 1845

Catherine Uselton by her next friend Benjamin S. Hoover vs. George Uselton and John L. Hoover, administrators of Christopher Hoover, deceased. Final Decree.

Be it remembered that the cause came on for final hearing on this 9th day of January 1845 before the Hon. B. L. Ridley, Chancellor of upon bill and answers and it appearing that the complaintant Catherine, who is the daughter of Christopher Hoover late deceased intermarried some twenty years since with the defendant George Usselton, that her father the late Christopher Hoover lately died intestate leaving a considerable amount of real estate and personal property to which her and her husband as distributees are entitled to one twelfth of the personal and one eleventh of the real estate, that defendant John L. Hoover was duly appointed by the County Court of Rutherford County Tenessee as administrator of the estate of said intestate, that the lands and negroes and other effects belonging to the estate have been sold, though no distribution has yet been made of the proceeds; and it further appearing that during the life of said Christopher Hoover be made and executed to complaintant a deed for certain tract or parcel of land lying in said county, Civil District No. 25 and bounded as follows...(see deed recorded Book TT, page 514) and it further appearing that defendant Uselton, husband of complaintant is hopelessly in debt, is extravagent and incapable of managing and taking care of his wife's property and that her only dependance for support of herself and children is in the property as above conveyed and descended to her by and from her is therefore ordered and decreed that defendant Usselton be perpetually enjoined from receiving from the administrator...and the court hereby appoints Benjamin S. Hoover as trustee for the purposes of collecting and receiving said distributive share of the personal and real estate of Christopher Hoover, deceased, and if necessary to rent out the lands described above and apply and manage the proceeds for the sole benefit of said Catherine and her children...

[NI11532] died at age 20.

[NI11560] 1875, he deeded two aces of land to the Methodist Protestant church for a burying ground forming Hoover's Valley Cemetery. Burnet County History Vol. II, by Darrell Debo, Burnet County Historical Commission; Eakin Press, Burnet, TX, 1979

1850 Rutherford Co, TN, Census
Isaac Hoover 26 TN farmer
Anna 24 TN
May A 7 TN (Mary)
Malinda A 4 TN
Tanny 1 TN (Fanny)
They were located in the Big Spring District, along with seven other Hoover families.

[NI11641] George had snow-white hair that hung to his shoulders and his long mustache curled at the ends.

[NI11670] Mortuary Book #4, March 30, 1900 - December 31, 1903
date of death: January 26, 1903
name: Wm. Murray
age: 67
color/sex: white/male
nativity: Ireland
cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
cemetery: Calvary
remarks (hospital, etc.): St. Mary's Infirmary

[NI11671] no children of this marriage.

[NI11774] "James Mooney a native of Ireland residing on Felicity Street no. 241 in the city .... hereby declares that Catherine Fory a native of New Orleans, aged eight months, died on the twenty fifth....(July 25, 1872) in Felicity Street no. 51 in this city. Cause of death convulsions. Certificate of Dr. Layton." It is signed by James Mooney and a couple of witnesses.

[NI11776] "Abstract of Deed Book V 1830-1835 Cabell County Virginia/West Virginia" by Carrie Eldridge, page 251 30 Jul 1833 attorney
William Jordan Sr of Tippicanoe, IN names John Jordan to dispose of 80 acres in Cabell Co which Jordan purchased of Leroy Newman and bounded by Adam Black, Joseph Malcomb and Sampson Sanders and adjoining where Joseph Malcomb now lives. Justice IN: John Lovejoy, Sam'l Hoover, Judge James Wylie.
page 253 7 Sep 1833 indenture
William Jordan [by attorney John Jordan atty] to Joseph Malcomb 85 acres [recovered by suit from heirs of John Morris Sr].

1860 Tippecanoe Co, IN Census Index
522 Jordan, Ann E.
522 Jordan, George
522 Jordan, Joshua M.
522 Jordan, Lydia A.
522 Jordan, William
531 Jordon, Milton

Burton Cemetery, Tipp. Co, IN
JORDAN Liles G. b: 1863 d: 1886
JORDAN William H. b: 1833 d: 1892

1862 Militia Enrolment
028 William JORDAN age 27 Farmer

[NI11779] William was born circa 1774 in Greenbrier County, (West) Virginia, probably near Sinking Creek around present-day Lewisburg. He was the son of James and Sarah Jordan who had settled in the area a few years earlier and, as a small child, was with his parents when they took refuge in Fort Donnally during one of the last Indian attacks in the area. James Jordan, William's father, was descended from Quakers who had settled in Virginia in the 1600s. [Jerry Jordan]
"On May 29, 1778, the last Indian raid of any consequence in the Greenbrier region occurred at Fort Donnally. Phillip Hammond and John Pryor, two scouts from Fort Randolph at Point Pleasant, followed the Indians, anticipating a raid on the Greenbrier Settlements.
The young men had been made up to represent Indians. "The Grenadier Squaw," sister of Cornstalk, assisted in disguising the scouts, using bear grease and red ochre for the purpose. They set out on their journey of over on hundred and sixty miles, through dense forests, competing against the savages. The scouts overtook and passed the Greenbrier. Reaching Fort Donnally as speedily as possible, they warned the settlers, thus preventing another terrible massacre.
The fort, built by Col. Andrew Donnally in 1767, stood about 100 yards east of the residence of the late Anthony Rader, on Rader's Run, 10 miles northwest of Lewisburg.
As soon as possible, word having been dispatched to Col. John Stuart, a relief party of 67 men under the command of Capt. William Johnston arrived from Camp Union. They entered the fort and helped beat off the Indians. At nightfall, realizing their plan had failed, the Indians withdrew, leaving 16 dead. four white men were killed.
"In comparison with what has occurred in driving the early frontiers of America westward, the Battle of Fort Donnally is but dust in the balance; yet, as being an important part of the warp and woof in the great drama acted out by our forefathers, it is of peculiar interest to the people of the Greenbrier region, and an all-important and outstanding even in its effect in the early days of convincing the Indian that his domain must be moved west of the Mississippi."
The following men with their families were among those known to be in the fort at the time of the siege: Col. Andrew Donnally, Lieut. John Williams, Ensign Richard Williams, William Cutlar, James Miller, James Sconce, William Blake, John McFerrin, John Lockridge, James Hugart, William Hugart, John Flinn, Christopher Hedrick, Johnathon Hughes, James Jordan, D. Williams, Thomas Cooper, N. H. Cavendish, Thomas Ellis, John Fenton, J. Hugart, W. Jamison, S. Greer, W. Gray, T. Hugart, John Pryor, William Pritchard, John Pritchard, James Million, William McCoy, Sr., William McCoy, Jr., Phillip Hammond, and Dick Pointer (negro).
The far-reaching effects of the Fort Donnally affair made possible the support given to George Rogers Clark, by almost two hundred citizens, in his operations which saved for the union the great Northwest Territory, as well as the assistance given to George Washington in the East." [Historical Booklet - Greenbrier County 160th Anniversary - 1778-1938 Published 1938]

[NI11781] Her father, William Fullerton, was from Ireland and I believe Blanche was born there and came over at a very young age--Margaret noted in the 1880 census that her mother was Irish. William Fullerton also settled near Sinking Creek in Greenbrier County and lived there until the late 1700s or early 1800s, when he was killed by Indians. [Jerry Jordan]

[NI11795] Joseph H. Carter was married to a Victoria (?) their children were Elsie Mae Carter b Dec 18,1905 Died June 1971, Lyda Carter b 28 March 1905 d: Feb, 26 1975. Others John Edward Carter (last known in Chattanooga Tn.) William B Carter, Charlie Carter. Elsie lived in Rossville, Walker County Georgia and married Clarence Ivan Worley.
Any info on John or Victiria would be appreciated.

Shaw Cemetery, Walker Co, GA
Carter, Joseph L b: 1847 d: 1926
Carter, Cordelia b: 1858 d: 1947

Manuscripts Department
Library of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Folder Interviewer Title (Interviewee, year of
birth, birthplace, race or ethnic group,
occupation or status at time of interview;
place of interview, date of life history)
315 Carter, Douglas. Mushroom
Grower (Caleb Carter, 1893, Montvale,
white, mushroom grower, Asheville, 18
April 1939)

Walker Co, GA Marriages
HUSBAND: CARTER Age: Book/page: 6-357
WIFE: DELIA CORNELISON Her Age: REC Date: 2-24-1919

[NI11796] Walker Co, GA
D. B.
Elbert W.
Walter M.

Cane Creek, Walker Co, GA 1900 Census
Susan M. 30,
James W. 11,
Cora M. 9,
John L. 7,
Walter M. 5,
Elbert 3,
Emmer M. 1,
JONES, Wesly 67, p. 211A

From my records, I have her name as Georgia Delia and her Cornelison line back as: Robert Goodman, Burrell W., Garrett, John, Jonathan, Conrad, Garrett. Gina, you are welcome to contact me if you want detail. Nancy Cornelison Roberts

History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-6, Volume 367, Page 286
Seventh Regiment, Infantry - Company D.
Carter, Caleb E. Private. Enlisted, Aug. 20, 1862 Deserted, November 20, 1862.

[NI11799] 1870 Cherokee Co, GA Census
CORNELISON, Burwell W 34 m w NC Harbins Dist 237
319/319 Cornelison, Burwell W. 34 M Farm labor 600 75 N C
Martha A. 32 F Keeping house Ga
William M. 14 M Farm labor Ga
Mary J. 12 F At home Ga
Florida J. 10 F Ga
Francis M. 7 M Ga
Goodman 5 M Ga
Clarence 2 M Ga
Barrett, Reuben W. 21 M Farm labor 150 Ga
320/320 Cornelison, James W. 30 M Farm labor 250 N C
Elizabeth 33 F Keeping house Ga
Cornelison, Lodurca A. 12 F At home Ga
John B. 10 M Ga
George W. 8 M Ga
Florence 5 F Ga

Westhill Cemetery, Whitfield Co, GEORGIA
Chris 02-16-1976
Billy 11-03-1983
Hershell 01-19-1985
J.A. 04-21-1963
Jessie 12-16-1981
Lillie 01-12-1987
Ollie 12-19-1987
Richard 07-08-1957
Ray 11-09-1999

[NI11800] 1850 Cherokee Co, Ga Census
480A CORNILISON Garrett 43 NC Farmer
Martha 36 NC
Calvin J 15 GA
Bernell K 14
James W 12
Olin C 10
Sarah 9
Nancy 6
Tenia 3
CAGLE, Katherine NC

1870 Cherokee Co, GA Census
CORNELISON, Garrett 63 m w NC Shake Rag Dist 208
CORNELISON, James W 30 m w NC Harbins Dist 237
CORNELISON, John 30 m w GA Shake Rag Dist 208

380/380 Cornelison, Garrett 63 M Farmer 300 600 N C
Martha 58 F Keeping house N C
Olive C. 27 F Keeping house Ga
Sarah J. 25 F Keeping house Ga
Nancy M. 23 F Farm labor Ga
Winney A. 19 F Farm labor Ga
Goodman 18 M Farm labor Ga
Annanias 16 M Farm labor Ga
381/381 Cornelison, John 30 M Farm labor 350 Ga
Jane 32 F Keeping house Ga
Sarah 9 F W Ga
Cornelison, George G. 7 M W Ga
Dumas 4 M W Ga
Ammicus 1 M W Ga

Have 2 separate accounts of letter from Goodman to Garrett Cornelison that mention various family connections to Rebecca King and Rachel Boling. Info mentioned for Uncle Boling King says he was brother to Rebecca King. Also mentions that a Charles Boling was a nephew to Rachel (Boling) Cagle as well as Gardner Boling as brother to Rachel, too.
I have Rebecca King as daughter to Peter and Susannah (Bolling/Boling) King. Peter as s'o Johnston King who was s/o Peter (II) King who was s/o Peter (I) King of Ulster, Ireland. Susannah Bolling as d/o Alexander Bolling and Susannah Bolling. These 2 parents were first cousins, their fathers (Stith and Robert, Jr. Bolling) being sons of Robert Bolling, Sr. and his 2nd wife Anne Stith (md. 1681).
I don't have parents for Rachel Boling. However based on the letter from Goodman to Garrett, Gardner Boling is mentioned as brother of Rachel Boling. If this is so, then I connect Gardner Boling to Benjamin and Patsy (Phelps) Bolling, Jr. Benjamin was a s/o Benjamin Bolling who was s/o John Bolling. John Bolling was the only son of Robert Bolling, Sr.'s (mentioned above)first marriage. Robert Bolling, Sr. married Jane Rolfe in 1675 in Petersberg, VA.
You may not recognize Jane Rolfe. She was the only granddaughter and descendant of Matoaka Powhatan, aka Pocahontas.
If these connections to Rebecca King and Rachel Boling can be proven, then Garrett and Martha "Patsy" Cagle Cornelison descendants are of the so-called "Red" and "White" Bolling lines. Would welcome any comments. Johnny Burl Cornelison

[NI11802] "Revolutionary Incidents and Sketches of Character Chiefly in the 'Old North State'" by Rev. E. W. Caruthers, D. D. 1854 & 1856.
p. 104. " A man, by the name of John Cornelison, who lived near the gold and silver mines in Davidson County, was killed in his own house, and in a manner which indicated great barbarity. When several of them went in and fell upon him with clubs and swords, he got back under the mantlepiece, when they shot him down, and he fell into the fire; but his wife pulled him out. Next morning, Mrs Ann Briggs, the mother-in-law of Jacob Goss, Esq. who was originally a Miss Collins, from the neighborhood of Wilmington, went over and saw the body of Cornelison. The hearth was deluged with blood, and the house presented a most frightful scene. The man who shot Cornelison was known, and Cornelison had a relation by the name of Spirey, who was determined to revenge his death. He pursued the Tory who shot Cornelison, and followed his trail into Tennessee. At length he reached the house of a woman who was a relation of his; and thinking himself out of danger, he stopped there for the night; but Spirey was there and, with the stealthiness of an Indian, was watching the house, when he heard the murderer tell his relation, the mistress of the house, that he would pull off his clothes to sleep; for he had not had them off since leaving North Carolina. While he was stripping and preparing for bed; Spirey, being certain of his man, run the muzzle of his gun through a crack or opening between the logs, and shot him dead. Spirey then returned to his home in North Carolina; and this affair was the last of the kind that occured during the struggle for independence. Such scenes present to us the horror of civil war in a strong light, and while they were the price of our liberties, they should serve as a perpetual warning to guard, most vigilantly and strenuously, against everything of the kind to the end of time."

It is unknown at this time whether Jonathan was the son of Conrad or Cornelius.

[NI11803] See notes for Conrad.

[NI11804] Garret's marriage is recorded in Dutch and translates as follows "Garrett, unmarried young man from Amsterdam, living in the Raritans, and Maria Lammersze, young unmarried woman from Harlem, living in the same place as Garrett."
He was involved in the New Jersey Land Riots in 1747, caused by disputes over land ownership. His will names his wife Mary, and sons, Cornelius, Conrad, Peter, and John.

[NI11808] 1880 Cherokee Co, GA Mortality Schedule
215 BARRETT, John 1 M W S GA SC GA JUN Flux
215 BARRETT, Sarah 17 F W S GA SC GA SEP Measles

[NI11809] 1850 Cherokee Co, GA Census
CAGLE 416B-417A-430B-431A-480A
1870 Cherokee Co, GA Census
195/195 Cagle, George 50 M Farm labor 150 Ga
Annie 53 F Keeping house Ga
William 10 M Farm labor Ga
Susan 6 F Ga
Edward 4 M Ga
Stoner, Mary A. 28 F Keeping house Ga
Victoria 18 F At home Ga
21/21 Cagle, William A. 34 M Blacksmith 500 125 Ga
Sarah 35 F Keeping house S C
James F. 11 M At school Ga
William B. 8 M At school Ga
George A. 6 M At school Ga

1880 Cherokee Co, Ga Mortality Schedule
142 CAGLE, Sarah L 2 F W S GA GA SC NOV Croup

[NI11827] 1850 Cherokee Co, GA, Census
Cagle, Martin 33 NC Farmer $50
Mary 33 NC
John 12 NC
Wm 10 GA
Lititia 7 GA
Peter 6 GA
Levi 4 GA
Francis M 9/12 GA
1860 Cherokee Co, GA, Census, Canton
Cagle, Martin 44 NC Blacksmith
Mary 48 NC
Lititia 18 GA
Levi 16
Peter 16
Francis M12
Lucinda 9
Lavina 8
Nancy 6
Mary 3
Fanny s 1

[NI11828] 1850 Cherokee Co, GA Census, Canton
Cagle, John M 39 NC Farmer
F. F 32 NC
M. M 14 NC In school
J. M 10 NC In school
E. F 8 GA
S. F 6 GA
E. M 4 GA
1860 Cherokee Co, GA Census, Canton
Cagle, John 50 NC Farmer
Fanny 51
James 21
Emaline 18
Salina 16
Elias 12
Randolph 10
Rachel 6
1870 Cherokee Co, GA Census, Canton
155/155 Cagle, John 59 M Farmer 1500 400 N C
Fanna 60 F Keeping house N C
Elias 24 M Farm labor Ga
Salina 20 F Farm labor Ga
Martin R. 18 M Farm labor Ga
Rachel 16 F House work Ga

[NI11829] Death
CORNELISON, Calvin G. Mar 17, 1931 Cherokee 05762

[NI11830] Never married.

[NI11831] Never married.

[NI11832] Never married.

[NI11843] 1850 Montgomery Co, NC Census
357/359 Cornelison, Jonathan age 40 male farmer $150 born NC
Cornelison, Rachel age 46? female born NC
Cornelison, Riley W. age 18 laborer born NC
Cornelison, Nancy age 16 female born NC
Cornelison, Lucy J. age 11 female born NC
Cornelison, Enoch age 12 male born NC
Cornelison, Sarah age 11 female born NC
Cornelison, Rebecca age 11 female born NC
Cornelison, John C. age 9 male born NC
Cornelison, Isabella age 7 female born NC
Cornelison, Joel H. age 3 male born NC

Francis J. Deaton was proceeded in death by his wife Rachael, who died in 1875. Francis J. Died on August 3, 1876 at the age of 75 years. Francis J. Deaton died 50 years to the day from his wedding to Rachael. Rachael, Francis J., several children and grandchildren are buried in the old Deaton Family Cemetery in Allreds, North Carolina. The cemetery is located approximately 8 miles north of Troy near the site of the old Allreds Post Office. The old Allreds Post Office was once located in the center of the cul-de-sac on the Old Allreds Post Office Road, of Okeeweemee Road, about 4 miles north of the Forks of the Little River Baptist Church.
The Last Will and Testament of Francis J. Deaton was probated in Allreds, N. C. on May 18, 1876.
Three sons and one son-in-law served in the Army of the Confederacy. One son lost his life in Virginia during the war. Two sons and one daughter married into the family of Jonathon C. Cornelison and Rachel VonCannon. (VunCannon).
Temperance Ballard Deaton, born May 20, 1827 in Montgomery County and died October 16, 1895. On May 4, 1848, Temperance married Goodman Cornelison. Temperance's nickname was 'Tempy'. Goodman Cornelison served in Company E, 5th Regiment, North Carolina Troops in the War For Southern Independence. They had six children, Bezalul Cornelison, Julia Ann Cornelison, Wincy M. Cornelison, Ellen Cornelison, and Bethuel Cornelison. Goodman, a CSA veteran is buried at Suggs Creek Primative Baptist Church.
Nathan R. Deaton, born May 3, 1830 in Allreds, Montgomery County and died after 1880. Nathan R. married Nancy Ann Cornelison on October 9, 1852. Nathan was a farmer. Children of Nathan R. Deaton and Nancy Ann Cornelison were: Roxanna Frances Deaton, Francis Deaton, Isaiah M. Deaton, Virgil H. Deaton, Martha C. Deaton, Martin Deaton, and Simon Constantine Deaton.
Reuben L. Deaton, born April 3, 1834 in Allreds, Montgomery County and died June 24, 1904. Reuben L. married Temperance (Tempy) Cornelison on February 22, 1857. Reuben is buried in the Sharon Cemetery in Montgomery County, North Carolina. Children of Reuben L. Deaton and Temperance Cornelison were: Emory Melvina Deaton, Phillip S. Deaton, Lucy Louisa Deaton, Minerva A. Deaton, Marshall B. Deaton, Rufus London Deaton, Sr., Clarence Milton Deaton, Christian M. Deaton, Willis Franklin Deaton, Emanuel Soloman Deaton, and Delphina S. Deaton.
Sarah Deaton, born March 20, 1836 in Allreds, Montgomery County and died October 10, 1903. Sarah married William Riley Cornelison on March 24, 1855. Children of Sarah Deaton and William Riley Cornelison were: Andrew D. Cornelison, Martha Cornelison, Ira M. Cornelison, Barbara Cornelison, Lucretia Cornelison, Albert S. Cornelison, Eli S. Cornelison, James B. Cornelison, TempieD. Cornelison, and Julah Cornelison.

[NI11844] 1850 Montgomery Co, NC Census
Cornelison, Peter age 34 male farmer $185 born NC
Cornelison, Barbara age 32 female born NC
Cornelison, Prisa (?) age 14 female born NC
Cornelison, Tempy age 13 female born NC
Cornelison, Keziah age 10 female born NC
Cornelison, Lecia age 5 female born NC
Cornelison, Mary age 3 female born NC
Maners, Baily age 26 male laborer born NC

[NI11848] 1850 Montgomery Co, NC Census
Cornelison, Goodman age 28 male farmer $230 born NC
Cornelison, T. A. age 23 female born NC
Cornelison, John age 77 male born NC
Cornelison, Rebecca age 63 female born NC

[NI11851] Died young.

[NI11857] One of the signers of this petition is a Jesse Cornelison. It is a petition to create Grundy Co, TN, in 1843.
"Memorials of large numbers of Warren, Coffee & Marion a majority for & a minority against the establishment of a new county S SE of the counties of Coffee, Warren & N of Marion. 2 January 1844 report by S. D . Mitchell, Clk.. A new county beginning at the centre of the stage road leading from McMinnville where the Coffee County line crosses the same thence with the centre of said road South to a point between Benjamin Douglass & Stephen Wintons thence E up the mountain to the top thence with meanders of the bluff tot the line of District # 13 in Coffee County thence with said line to the line of Franklin Couinty thence E with said line to James Petty near the foot of Cumberland Mt. Thence with the burned stand road to the line of Marion County thence with said line to the lineof Marion County thence with said line to the line of Warren County thence with the line of Warren County to the line of Van Buren County thence W with said line tot he corner near Jesse Savage's thence round the bluffs of Hills Creek..."

[NI11867] The children and marriages in these generations of this family are so sketchy that I cannot truthfully say that any of this fact. Each researcher gives a different opinion. Conrad and Cornelius are especially embroiled in doubts and wonderment.
In Nancy Roberts' book, she says that Cornelius is the father of Garrett, Ann, John, William, and Andrew by an unknown first wife. She gives his second spouse as Margaret.
She says Conrad is the father of Garrett, Hannah, Anne, Jonathan, John, Conrad, Andrew, and William by Anne. Anne was named in Conrad's will.

[NI11872] Two children died in infancy.

[NI11873] 1870 Cherokee Co, GA Census
CORNELISON, Burwell W 34 m w NC Harbins Dist 237
319/319 Cornelison, Burwell W. 34 M Farm labor 600 75 N C
Martha A. 32 F Keeping house Ga
William M. 14 M Farm labor Ga
Mary J. 12 F At home Ga
Florida J. 10 F Ga
Francis M. 7 M Ga
Goodman 5 M Ga
Clarence 2 M Ga
Barrett, Reuben W. 21 M Farm labor 150 Ga

[NI11880] 1870 Cherokee Co, Georgia Census
Cornelison, James W. 30 M W 253 320
Cornelison, Elizabeth 33 F W 253 320
Cornelison, Lodurca A. 12 F W 253 320
Cornelison, John B. 10 M W 253 320
Cornelison, George W. 8 M W 253 320
Cornelison, Florence 5 F W 253 320

[NI11883] 1870 Cherokee Co, GA Census
382/382 Cagle, Asberry 34 M Farm labor Ga
Sarah 22 F Keeping house Ga
Malissa L. 21 F Keeping house Ga
Lowry R. 2 F W Ga
William B. 3/12 M W Ga born March

[NI11949] John G Cagle's book
Andrew Felsinger Will is on pages 88-91
1. Catherana married Henry Cagle
2. John Henry (possibly the Henry Seitz, b.1734, who led a large family group to Walker Co. Alabama in 1818. (If not, may have been the John Seitz who died in 1797 in Lincoln Co. NC)
3. Adam Sides was married to Susannah _________. Appeared in various records of Lincoln Co. NC later, lived in Davidson Co. TN in 1783.
4. Jacov. Married Mary Clubb, daughter of Peter Clubb. Died in or near 1816 in Lincoln Co. NC Wife Mary died in or near 1816 in NC presumably Lincoln Co.
5. Andrew. Married Magdalena Bost. Still living in Lincoln Co, NC as of 1811.
6. George. Born in 1755 married to Elizabeth__________. Moved to Missouri between 1813 and 1818 was buried in the Seitz Cemetery, Madison Co. Mo in 1840.

[NI11967] 1870 Cherokee Co, Georgia Census
Cornelison, John 30 M W 260 381
Cornelison, Jane 32 F W 260 381
Cornelison, Sarah 9 F W 260 381
Cornelison, George G. 7 M W 261 [381]
Cornelison, Dumas 4 M W 261 [381]
Cornelison, Ammicus 1 M W 261 [381]

[NI11975] Peter was named in a paternity suit but he claimed that he had been married only a short time and that he had no children. Peter won the case.

[NI11984] Walker Co, Georgia Marriages
ALLRED, Alice CARTER, J. L. 5 Sep 1910 4-247

[NI11986] Walker Co, GA Marriages
CORNELISON, Winnie RALEY, Sam 22 Jun 1918 6-259

[NI11987] Walker Co, GA
HUSBAND: CORNELISON Age: Book/page: 5-206
FULL NAME: G. C. CORNELISON M-Date: 8-29-1914
WIFE: JANNIE CARTER Her Age: REC Date: 10-8-1914
ISSUANCE: 8-29-1914 ORDINARY: E. FOSTER County No:

[NI11993] No children.

[NI11999] Did not use his last name.

HUSBAND: CORNELISON Age: Book/page: 6-453

[NI12002] HUSBAND: CARR Age: 46 Book/page: 16-240
FULL NAME: HOMER C. CARR M-Date: 06-02-1941
WIFE: AGNES JOAN CRAWFORD Her Age: 30 REC Date: 07-15-1941
ISSUANCE: 06-02-1941 ORDINARY: J. C. KEOWN County No:

[NI12020] Never married.

[NI12025] Never married.

[NI12034] Never married.

[NI12035] Never married.

[NI12061] Died young.

[NI12062] Died young.

[NI12073] 1850 Coffee Co, TN, Census, page 62A
31 866 874 Cornelison Elijah 35 M W Farmer 300 KY
32 866 874 Cornelison Rebecca 41 F W Tenn
33 866 874 Cornelison John 12 M W " "
34 866 874 Cornelison Jesse 10 M W " "
35 866 874 Cornelison Elizabeth 8 F W " "
36 866 874 Cornelison Isaac 6 M W " "
37 866 874 Cornelison William 4 M W " "
38 866 874 Cornelison Mary 3 F W ""

[NI12099] Elizabeth's last name is not verified.

[NI12106] Nancy Roberts gives Andrews' marriage date to Mary as 14 Apr 1816 and his birth date as 19 Feb 1810.

[NI12119] Finally, I have located the Baptismal Certificate of the fifth child of James Forrey and Mary Grace. Her name was Regina Winifred Forrey. Have you ever heard anything about her? She was born August 22, 1880 (Mary Grace was pregnant when they took the 1880 census). She was baptized September 5, 1880 at St. Alphonsus Church in New Orleans. The parents are listed as James Forrey of Ireland and Mary Grace of New Orleans. Her sponsors were Michael Casey and Maria Shea. I checked the 1880 census for them. Michael Casey's occupation was listed as a screwman, so he was probably a friend of James'. Maria Shea (spelled Shay in the census) was the next door neighbor of James and Mary Grace. That poor woman had 4 children 10 or under when James died. With the location of this 5th child, it confirms what Mary Grace had said in the 1900 Galveston census, that she had 8 children, 7 of whom were still living in 1900. I have searched the 1900 Galveston census for Regina, but have not found her yet. Since she was 20 in 1900, she may have been married by that time.

[NI12185] Bexar Co
Anizan, Annette Ann 9-2-1959 F
Anizan, Glenn Curtis 31-Jul-1961 M
Frio Co
Anizan, Kathleen May 19-Feb-1965 F
Anizan, Frank Charles 26-Jul-1968 M
55945 Anizan Glenn C 21 Sorrell Kim 22 30-Apr-1983
Tom Green Co
167471 Dunn Stephen E 22 Anizan Annette A 20 29-Dec-1979
Walker Co
5204 Anizan Frank C 31 Grubbs Phyllis J 31 15-Jan-2000

[NI12190] Census Records
THOMAS GRACE-Orleans Parish -4 W. 2 Mun. N. Orleansl -1850
THOMAS GRACE-Orleans Parish -New Orelans 4th Ward -1850
THOMAS GRACE-Orleans Parish -New Orleans 2nd Ward -1840
THOMAS GRACE-Pointe Coupee Parish -No Township Listed -1850
THOMAS GRACE-Sabine Parish -Many P.O. -1860
THOMAS GRACE-Washington Parish -No Township Listed -1850

[NI12229] Births
Pipkin, Mildred M. 2-25-1943 F Johnie Mae Black T. C. Pipkin

North Sawba Cem, Miss Co, AK
Pipkin, Etta
Pipkins, Parris
Milligan, Harold R.
Milligan, Richard

:PIPKIN, Philip H. - 3 Aug 1914 - 24 Mar 1972
: Texas Tec 5 15 Armd Inf BN WW II
:PIPKIN, Lottie Parker - b. 13 Jan 1916 (only date)
Rose Hill
PIPKIN, Nellie Byerly - 1891 - 1957

East Texas Family Records
PIPKIN, L. D. - 05/3:14
PIPKIN, S. P. - 02/3:16,17
PIPKIN, S. P. - 03/4:23
PIPKIN, S. P. - 06/3:11,12
PIPKINS, Coma A. - 05/4:36
PIPKINS, Polly A. - 05/3:29

[NI12248] source: 1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co., pg: 1130

--- CHARLES C. DISNEY, a prominent contractor and builder at Johnson City, was born in Anderson County, Tennessee, November 3, 1851, and is a son of Judge Elias and Tabitha (Lovely) Disney, also natives of Tennessee. In 1856 the family moved to Missouri and located in Gasconade County, where they resided about two years, coming thence to St. Clair County in the spring of 1859. Elias Disney has since been elected and served as county Judge. He was also a lieutenant of a militia company during the late war. Charles C. was the third child of a family of three sons and one daughter. He spent his youth on a farm and received a good education in the English branches, and after completing his studies he engaged in teaching in the public schools, and now ranks as one of the best instructors in the county. He has taught the last three years in Johnson City. He has also learned the carpenter's trade, and when not occupied in teaching follows the business of contractor and builder. He has worked at this during the summer seasons for the last four years. Mr. Disney was married December 22, 1872, to Miss Macy Herndon, of Ozark County, Missouri, and a daughter of Henry W. and Martha A. C. Herndon. They have four children: Walter Eugene, Estella Rose, Elva Eveline and Edgar E. They lost one child, Minnie Belle, who died in February, 1879.

[NI12250] John T is listed in the Disney Bible, I DON'T know if he is the son of Elias and Talitha.

[NI12252] Eliza is listed in the Disney Bible, I DON'T know if she is the daughter of Elias and Talitha.

[NI12253] Louisa is listed in the Disney Bible, I DON'T know if she is the daughter of Elias and Talitha.

[NI12254] Mary is listed in the Disney Bible, I DON'T know if she is the daughter of Elias and Talitha.

[NI12255] 705 Henry W. Herndon—21 June 1825—was married 2 Dec. 1847 to Martha A. C. Piland (born 22 Nov. 1830 in Hertford County, N. C.) and had six sons and three daughters. He was a practicing physician and surgeon many years, but later was ordained to the ministry and became a missionary for the Baptist Church. He left Ozark County as a young man and established his home near Osceola, Mo. In April 1878 he started to ride a pony to Ozark County to visit his relatives there. On the trip he was taken ill and died April 12 shortly after arriving at the home of his brother, Stephen C. Herndon, near Almartha.

source: 1883 History of St. Clair County MO, National Historical Co., pg: 1086 --- Mc. HERNDON was born April 22, 1852, in Ozark County, Missouri, his parents being Rev. H. W. and Martha A. C. (Piland) Herndon, who were married December 2, 1847. The former, a physician and surgeon by profession, was born in East Tennessee, while the latter, a daughter of Samuel and Martha Piland, was born November 21,1830, in Hartford County, North Carolina. To them were born six sons and three daughters. One son, Joseph S., who was born September 28 ,1848, was an honored student of the Medical College at Salem, Oregon, and graduated at the head of a class of 100 pupils, taking the prize offered that year. He engaged in the practice of medicine at Salem, and is now the principal physician and surgeon at the penitentiary in Olympia, Washington Territory, and is also the surgeon of the Northern Pacific Railroad. He married Miss Mary E. Turner, of Linn County, Oregon. One daughter, Mary A., born August 15, 1850, married L. H. Gist, of this county. Mc. married Miss Mary E. Bair, of Jasper County, Missouri, January 10, 1875, and by this union there are three daughters: Celia L., born November 5, 1875; Nora, born April 26, 1878, and Lillie A., born November 12, 1880. The next daughter, Macy, who was born January 24, 1854, married Charles C. Disney, of Oliver, born March 4, 1856, died August 21 of the same year. Martha J., born June 11, 1857, married William Cleveland. Jasper N., born March 30,1859, married Lydia J. McConnell. Samuel F. and James H. were born October 9, 1865. The Rev. H. W. Herndon died several years ago. His widow now resides with one of her sons. Mc. lives not far from the old homestead, and is actively engaged in farming and the raising of stock. Politically, he is a Greenbacker. He is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

[NI12311] 1910 Census for Wortham, Freestone County, TX
Maggie 44
Jewel 25
John 22 day laborer / odd jobs
George 15 day laborer / odd jobs
Guy 13 day laborer / odd jobs
Lacy 12
Eddie L. 8
Kate M. 7
Roy 4
Note: the census states that all the children were born in Texas. Maggie was born in the "United States" and both parents were born in the "United States" Although very difficult to read, it appears under the job section for Maggie there is written "own income".

1920 Census Wortham, Freestone County, showed Maggie as head of household with George and Jewel Bridges and children living with her.

1930 Census for Mexia, Limestone County, TX
Guy Sterling 34 (head) TX
Maggie Sterling 64 (Mother) LA NC Miss.
Ottis A. Sterling 2 (son) TX

H Womble's records indicate that Maggie was born in Cherokee County, Texas. Interview with granddaughter, Letha: she is not certain where Maggie was born, but believes she came from an area in north Texas called "Pigstee Ridge". (Spelling is uncertain - this is how it sounds) [from Ida]

[NI12312] IGI lists their marriage as 7/4/1837, Macon Co, Illinois.

April 6, 1912 - NEGRO STABS WHITE MAN. During a row near the merry-go-round Friday night between Clifford Sterling and a negro named Cox, the former was stabbed in the neck and the cut barely missed the jugler vein. Sterling was taken home and a doctor summoned and he was reported to be in a serious condition today. Albert Cox, a young negro was arrested and taken to Groesbeck this morning by City Marshal Colwell and during the morning Constable Milburn arrested Lloyd Cox, and Deputy John R. Sewell took him to Groesbeck on the noon train. The row seems to have been caused by the Cox negro making some threats against a younger brother of Sterling, who took it up and struck the Cox negro, when the cutting was done.

April 11, 1912 --- Clifford Sterling died this afternoon about 2:25 from a knife wound inflicted by a negro last Friday night. We extend Sympathy to the bereaved parents in their hour of sorrow.

[NI12415] Washburn, Logan, Arkansas Family History Library Film 1254050
Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birth- Occupation Father's Mother's
Status place Birthplace Birthplace
Henry BORUM Self M Male W 70 VA Farmer VA VA
Nancy J. BORUM Wife M Female W 39 TN Keeping House TN TN
Joel E. BORUM Son S Male W 20 TN Works On Farm VA TN
Samuel N. BORUM Son S Male W 15 TN Works On Farm VA TN
Charlotte BORUM Dau S Female W 10 TN VA TN
Rebecca BORUM Dau S Female W 6 AR VA TN
Albert BORUM Son S Male W 4 AR VA TN
Macha J. BORUM Son S Male W 1 AR VA TN

I found the marriage in Roane Co. Tn. I have the marriage book. Nancy Jane Martin Married; Henry E. Borum Dec. 26, 1858 Kingston, Roane Co. Tn. Applied for license Dec. 25, 1858.

[NI12416] census files. 1920 census Lonnie H. Lunsford head age 21 wife Maudie V. age 20 children Samuel age 2 and William D. age 1. Now on the 1930 census Maudie V. married a Bufford Welch age 31 and she was 30. I have been told that Maudie was a "Harris". But Lonnie H. Lunsford disappeard between 1920 and 1930. [Frank Lunsford]

[NI12423] Houston, Texas 77008

4 21 Cherry A. B. 1 26 M B 0 0 0 FS HH #0147

[NI12495] There is a divorce in the records of the Limestone Co. Courthouse between Reuben and Sarah Sims O'Neal. She took most of his property including fruit trees, AND he had to pay her child support.

1880 Limestone Co, Texas Census
Elizabeth Sims 49 School Teacher Widow
Simon 17 Son
Bettie O'Neal 9 TX Daughter
Cora O'Neal 6 TX Daughter

[NI12511] 1910 Coryell Co, Texas Census, S 11, E 33, Sheet 7, page 44a
Stuteville, JM Husb M W 61 M 25 TX US US
Mille wife F W 48 M 25 6 6 TX US MO
Charlie son M W 24 S TX TX TX
Collin? son M W 21 TX TX TX
Vicky? dau F W 19 TX TX TX
MJ son M W 15 TX TX TX
Don son M W 13 TX TX TX
Roy son M W 09 TX TX TX

[NI12516] Minerva Henderson Burch was born circa 1831 in Missouri. She married James Crawford Stuteville on 28 Oct 1868 in Coryell Co., Texas. She died on 24 Feb 1899 in Coryell Co., Texas.

[NI12517] The Dallas Times Herald & Gatesville Messenger, February 3, 1953.
Mrs. Samantha Jane "Mattie" Stuteville, wife of Lucious C. Durham and a life-long resident of Coryell County, died at her home in The Grove Monday evening, February 2nd. She had lived in or near The Grove for all 83 years of her life.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Ollie Williams and Rev. Max Short were held Tuesday afternoon, February 3rd at 3:30 P.M. at the Flat Baptist Church. Burial was in Flint Creek Cemetery, with Scott's in charge. Pallbearers were Elbert Stuteville, Herschel Clawson, George Clawson, Guy Donaldson Jr., Ted Graham and Willie Turner.
Mrs. Durham, a member of Flat Baptist Church, was born on September 23, 1869 as Miss "Mattie" Stuteville, the daughter of Minerva Henderson Burch Short Stuteville and James Crawford Stuteville. She was also the twin sister of John Evans Stuteville who preceeded her in death at only 4 years and 7 months of age.
She and Mr. Durham were married on September 6, 1886 in Coryell County. "Lute", her husband of 66 years, and 65 year resident of The Grove survives her.
Also surviving Mrs. Durham are a son, James Wiley Durham of The Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Ollie Durham-Fisher of Dallas; seven grandchildren; James Herschel Fisher and Mrs.J.W."Laura" Fisher-Sheehan of Dallas; Jean Fisher-Jordan and Jeffie Fisher-Roszel of New York; Mrs A.V."Elsie" Durham-Wright, Mrs. Dott Durham-Lindsey and Mrs. Mozel Durham-Collins, all of Dallas. Also surviving Mrs. Durham is a brother, Carrol "Crofford" Stuteville of Lubbock Texas; seven grand children; and eight great-grandchildren.

[NI12524] The Dallas Times Herald & Gatesville Messenger, July 1, 1953.
L.C. Durham - 85, Dies at The Grove.
Lucious Cicero Durham, 85-year-old native of Texas and a resident of The Grove for more than 65 years, died at his home in the early morning hours Monday, June 29th.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30th at 10:30 A.M. at Flat Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Ollie Williams and Rev. Max Short. Burial was at Flint Creek Cemetery in The Grove, with Scott's in charge. Pallbearers were Elbert Stuteville, Willie Turner, Ted Graham, Doc Barnard, Herschel Clawson and George Clawson.
Mr. Durham was born on October 31, 1867 in Harrison County Texas to Miss Eliza J. Craver and Mr. William Wiley Durham, both of Harris County Georgia. He married the former Miss Samantha "Mattie" Stuteville on September 6, 1886. They spent all of their married life in the southeastern section of Coryell County in or near The Grove Village. In addition to being a retired stockman and farmer, "Lute" had also worked several years for the Santa Fe Rail-Road as a Brakeman.
"Lute" was a member of Flat Baptist Church. He was preceeded in death by his wife of 66 years "Mattie" Stuteville-Durham, 2 children, and 11 of his 12 siblings. He is survived by one son, James Wiley Durham and his wife Ola of The Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell "Ollie" Durham-Fisher of Dallas; seven grandchildren, Mr. James Herschel Fisher & Mrs. J.W.(Laura) Fisher-Sheehan of Dallas; Mrs. L.W. (Jean) Fisher-Jordan & Mrs.Ron (Jeffie)Fisher-Roszel of New York; Mrs.Dott Durham-Lindsey, Mrs.A.V.(Elsie-Jewell) Durham-Wright; & Mrs. H.E.(Mozel) Durham-Newby-Collins all of Dallas; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his older brother, Phil Durham, 89 of The Grove. G.A.Hall

[NI12527] Scott Funeral Home Records
Funeral of Ordered by age death date Cemetery
Mrs. J.M.Stuteville Roy Stuteville 66 10-27-1927 City

[NI12548] unsure of this

[NI12568] never married [Sumner County, TN Court Records, Lawsuit #6804]

[NI12569] The tract of land mentioned in the lawsuit was partially in Robertson County.

[NI12575] State Records>Acts of Tennessee, 1831-1850
Last First Name Date Serial No. Section Description
Payne Zachariah 1837 43 209.1 Haywood Co. - Brownsville, Wesley, and Raleigh Turnpike Company
Payne Zachariah 1837 43 271.2 Haywood Co. - Brownsville and Somerville Turnpike Company
Payne Zebadiah 1845 48 181.2 Franklin Co. - concerning supreme court case in Nashville

[NI12576] Genealogical Abstracts From Reported Deaths
The Nashville Christian Advocate 1857-1860
July 7, 1859
ADDIE B. PAYNE d/o Zachariah Payne, died Edgefield, Tenn., June 30, 1859 aged 16 years.
August 4, 1859
Resolutions of Respect for ADELAIDE d/o Z. PAYNE of Edgefield, Tenn., who died June 30, 1859; by Edgefield Lodge #41, Independent Order of Good Templars.

[NI12580] Rooty Branch Cemetery, Sullivan Co, TN
JOHNSON, Rosamond b. 1835 d.1901 Son = A. E. Johnson. (Nee Payne) She is supposed to be related to Martin Van Buren Payne.
PAYNE, Celia Anne Felts b. 10-23-1842 d. 6-28-1914 (H= Martin Van Buren Payne)
PAYNE, Martin Van Buren b. 6-30-1840 d. 10-16-1927 (F= Barnett Payne M= Luvincia Stewart)
PAYNE, Thomas Jefferson b. 4-6-1883 d. 5-5-1962 (F= Martin Van Buren Payne M= Celia Anne Felts)
PETERS, Dona Louvenia Payne b. 7-15-1881 d. 11-2-1968 (F= Martin Van Buren Payne M= Celia Anne Felts H= James O. Peters)
PETERS, Malinda Alice Payne b.2-23-1866 d.4-9-1937 (F= Martin Van Buren Payne M= Celia Anne Felts H= William D. Peters.)

[NI12582] are Mary & Siscilla the same person?

[NI12634] There is a death record for Lessie Pipkin born 1888 died 1959 married to Sam Ward in Lauderdale County.
SERVICES FOR MRS. LESSIE PIPKIN WARD--of Flippen, were held Sunday at Garner Funeral Home, burial in Maplewood Cemetery. Mrs. WARD, 71 ,died Saturday at Lauderdale County Hospital. She leaves her husband, Sam WARD; three sons, B. E. WARD and G. E. WARD, both of Ripley, and W. B. WARD, of Kansas City, Mo.; four daughters, Mrs. Mae SHANDS, Mrs. Louise LAND and Mrs. Jewell KOONCE, all of Ripley, and Mrs. Ruby MEEKS, of Memphis.

[NI12636] Listed as a widow on 1910 Federal Census.

[NI12651] Benton County Memorial Gardens
William Levi Sims Jr. "Bill Sims"; b. Feb 12, 1916 d. Dec 3, 2003; He was born in Mobeetie, TX and died in Tulsa, OK; Son of William Sims Sr. and Lula Pipkin Sims (I [Rosa] have a copy of his obit from Morning News)

[NI12656] There is a George Patterson on the 1820 Smith Co, Tennessee Census close to the Pipkins - 11 people.

1850 Monroe Co, KY Census
449a 11481195
Patterson George 50 M W Farmer $1,200 TN . . . .
Patterson Margaret 51 F W . . SC . . . .
Patterson Mary 18 F W . . TN . . . .
Patterson Samuel 21 M W Farmer . TN . X . .
Patterson Eleanor 17 F W . . TN . . . .

[NI12659] He was a Republican. He was a postmaster in Tarrant County.

[NI12666] Probably never married.

[NI12670] Lauderdale Funeral Home Records give her maiden name as Akin.

[NI12688] 1820 Smith Co TN Census
81 1588 Pipkin Lewis 1 . . 1 . . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 W M up to 10; John 1
1 W M 16-26; Lewis 21
1 W F 16-26; Susanna 21

1830 Smith Co TN Census
85 22 Pipkin Lewis 1 . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 2 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . .
1 W M up to 5; William 2
1 W M 10-15; John 10
1 W M 30-40; Lewis 31
1 W F up to 5; Nancy 5
2 W F 5-10; Elizabeth 7 & ?
1 W F 30-40; Susanna 31
7 Total

[NI12691] Will of Milton Young
In the name of God Amen. I Milton Young of the county of Smith and state of Tennessee being old and far advised (advanced?) in life and somewhat [ ? ] but sound in mind and memory for which I think calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and being [ ? ] to [ ? ] of all such worldly goods as the Lord has been pleased to bless me with do make this my last will and testament in the manner and form following (that is)
first I commission my soul to God who give it and my body to be buried in a decent Christian like manner at home in my own burying ground by my two sons and to pay all my last debts if there is any against me.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my wife NANCY YOUNG the use of my plantation house where I now live together with as much furniture as she wants, also two feather beds and furniture, one cow and calf, cart and oxen, one [ ? ] filly that I got of Edge [?] Cornwell one sow and pits, and as many hogs as will make her meat the first year to be given her by the executors. Also as many of the farming tools as will be sufficient to make a crop, also two of the Negroes such as she may choose during her life of widowhood to have the use of the same. Also twenty-five dollars from Taudry R. Witcher (Tandy K. Witcher??]
Thirdly I give and bequeath to my daughter CELIA BROCKETT the sum of three hundred dollars to be raised out of the sale of my property.
Fourth I give and bequeath to my son DANIEL YOUNG the sum of three hundred dollars to be raised by the sale of my property.
Fiftly I give and bequeath to my son CYRUS a [ ? ] tract of land on the east side of the land where he now lives to begin [ ? ] poles from his [ ? ] mulberry and this [ ? ] with his line nearly north so as to be as wide at one and as the other which I gave him, I think it is worth three hundred dollars.
Sixly I give and bequeath to my son WILLIAM YOUNG the sum of three hundred dollars to be raised out of the sale of my property.
Seventh I give and bequeath to my daughter SUSANNA D. PIPKIN the sum of three hundred dollars to be raised out of my property.
Eighth I give and bequeath to my daughter ELIZABETH S. KEARBY one [ ? ] yearling colt also three hundred dollars to be raised out of my property.
Ninth I give and bequeath to my son MERLIN [ ? ] YOUNG one feather bed and furniture to be given him by his mother. Also one tract of land that I bought of William Inkins [ ? ] containing 100 acres more or less which land I judge to be worth three hundred dollars.
Tenth I give and bequeath to my son ICHABOD YOUNG a [ ? ] entry of land on the east end of the land where he now lives for 30 acres which together with the land I have given him I think is worth three hundred dollars.
Eleventh I give and bequeath to my son HALEY YOUNG one cow and calf, one feather bed and furniture to be given him by his mother, one grey mare and colt that is called his own, one [ ? ] of the hogs taking them as they come little and big, [ ? ] and bookcase together with all my books, one folding table, the house clock and one bed stead, also the land and plantation where I now live after his mother's death, a small tract of 2/or/12 acres on the west side of the plantation and 50 acres of school land on the south end of the plantation all except the land he is to have [ ? ] off immediately after my death and the plantation at his mother's death. All the rest of my property that is not given away in my will is to be sold as soon as [ ? ] after my death a 12 months credit money when collected to be divided between CELIA, DANIEL, WILLIAM, SUCKY, BETSEY until they get three hundred dollars each. If when the property is all sold there should be any money left to be equally divided with CELIA, DANIEL, CYRUS, WILLIAM, MERLIN, ICHABOD, and HALEY.
And lastly I constitute and appoint my sons DANIEL, CYRUS, WILLIAM, MERLIN, ICHABOD, and HALEY executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other former wills and testaments by me before made in [ ? ] whereof I have [ ? ] my hand and [ ? ] this January 1833. MILTON YOUNG
State of Tennessee
Smith County, February term of the county court 1834. CYRUS YOUNG here in open court makes oath that a certain paper perporting to be the last will and testament of MILTON YOUNG [ ? ] among said MILTON YOUNG's valuable papers and ROBERT ALLEN, GEORGE FULTON, and CHARLES CORNWELL have in open court made oath that the said paper perporting to be the last will and testament of MILTON YOUNG [ ? ] is signed in the proper hand writing of the said MILTON YOUNG. On motion ordered that the same be recorded.
Attest Jonathan clerk of Smith county court
Recorded 17 March 1834

"Early Story of Red Boiling Springs" by Vernon Roddy

[NI12696] 1870 Federal Census shows him with his Aunt Susan Pipkin Gass.

[NI12700] His younger brother "Easy Obe" and son Miles P were executors of his will. Real property was assessed at $2000 and Personal at $800. The town lot in Gatewood and a cow named Mollie went to Mahala and the rest was divided equally among his 9 children. There was also several hundred dollars in accounts receivable from patients which was deemed uncollectible. His funeral expenses were $14.48.

[NI12706] 8 children

[NI12707] The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889
Under the efficient management of Mr. Davis the Fulton County Banner has come to be regarded as one of the representative journals of the county. And although he has only been its editor since 1887, he has proven himself to be a man of good judgment in directing the editorial policy of his paper. He is a native of the county in which he is now residing, his birth occurring in 1865, but received his education in La Crosse, Izard County, Ark., and as the school was good, he acquired an excellent education. After training the "young idea" for some time, he first entered the journalistic field in 1884, in Elizabeth, Ark. In 1887 he purchased the Banner, at Salem, Ark., a paper which he has since edited in a very efficient manner, and through the columns of this journal he has wielded no slight influence in directing the proper steps to be taken for worthy movements. As the worth of his paper becomes known the circulation increases accordingly, and he has won the patronage of all the better class of citizens in the county. He was first married, at the age of nineteen years, to Miss Josie Lytle, a native of Tennessee, who died ten months after her marriage, and after remaining a widower until 1889, he wedded Miss Mary Jeffery, whose birth occurred in Izard County, Ark. Mr. Davis is one of eight children born to Solomon M. and Eliza (Pipkin) Davis, who were born, reared and married in the State of Tennessee, and who lived there until a number of their children were born, after which they moved to Missouri, being among the pioneers of that State. After residing there a number of years they came to Arkansas, being among the first settlers of Fulton County. The father was an officer in the Confederate army, and died in 1880, at the age of forty-nine years. He was a farmer by occupation, and is still survived by his widow. Our subject's paternal and maternal grandfathers, Rev. W. Davis and L. S. Pipkin, were also Tennesseeans by birth.

[NI12711] May have died in the war.

[NI12802] Enterprise FRIDAY APRIL 12,1907
E. PIPKIN has returned from a visit to Manila, Ark., accompanied by his neice, MISS MARY BERKOWITZ.

[NI12820] WILL of LEWIS PIPKIN is found in the Smith Co. Tennessee WILLS book page #14 of 1812-1814. It is printed as follows:
"In the name of God, Amen". I, Lewis Pipkin of the State of Tennessee and County of Smith, being weak in body but sound in mind and perfect mind and memory bless be God, do this 29th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen make and publish this and no other to be my last will and testament in the manner following.......
FIRST: I leave and bequeath to my beloved Wife Clemency one feather Bed and Furniture, moreover I lend onto my beloved Wife 1 Negro Girl named Cherry during her life. moreover, I leave for the use of my present family five Cows and Calves, 40 Head of Hogs, 1 Horse 1 Mare, and 2 year old Colt's, and 2 young Colt's to be taken care of by my Executors for the above purpose.
SECOND: My beloved Wife having an equal part with the Legatees during her life and Widowhood. Moreover so much of lands as are now under cultivation and can be cultivated by the Legatees should be for the use of the Family aforesaid and the remainder to be rented for the use and benefit of the family as above, except that part where Samuel Taylor, deceased last improved which part I do hereby for the use and the benifit of his Widow, Sally Taylor and her Family if she Weds------during her lifetime and Widowhood.
THIRD: I moreover leave and bequeath to my son Jesse Pipkin 100 acres of land including the plan where he now lives which property hereby left for the use and benifit of the family which are parishable is hereby moreover left discretionary with my Executors and at the death or marriage of my beloved Wife if the Legatees want of choice continue together that then and in that case this also continue land property not wasting and that the above land if not cultivated by the Legatees be annually rented until the youngest Lagatee comes of age and then the lands and all perishable property there remain to be exposed to sale and equally devided between the Legatees to my son Lewis and under.
FOURTH: I leave and bequeath to my Daughter Charlotte Pipkin 1 Sorrel l Mare four years old, Saddle and Bridle, 1 Feather Bed and Furniture, 2 Calves and Cows and one 2 year old Heifer and 2 Ewes and the present remaining part of my property except farming untinsils and household furniture to be exsposed to public sale and the money recieved thereof let out on interest and for the use of the schooling and the Legatees with all Notes Bonds and after paying all just debts and the above named Negro girl Cherry after the deceased of my beloved Wife shall be sold and the money recieved therefore to be equally divided amoung every of the Legatees together with her increase if any and I do hereby make and orda in my worthy friend Henny Wakfeild and Jesse Pipkin Executors of this my last will and testament....
In the precence of Henry McWhorter and Emmet McWhorter son of Lewis Pipkin. This Will is proven in open court in Smith C. in Nov term 1814.

[NI12821] 1820 Smith Co TN Census
81 1589 Pipkin Clemency 1 2 1 1 . . . 1 . . 1 . 2 . . 1 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . .
1 W M up to 10; Samuel 8
2 W M 10-16; Stephen 14 & Alexander 9
1 W M 16-18; Isaac 17
1 W M 16-26; Isaac?
1 W F 10-16; Nancy 11
1 W F 45 up; Clemency abt 56
1 M up to 14;
1 F 14-26

[NI12822] Jesse is a DAR certified Revolutionary patriot (Vol. 9, p. 115, Folio 4, Revolutionary Services, North Carolina State Archives) "for hauling supplies, housing the militia and supplying meat for the Army." That "he was too old to serve in the Army," as has been said, is not necessarily true. For various reasons, many who were not too old did not go; but if he had been born before 1725 he would have been too old. I would guess he was well into his eighties in January 1815 and that he died before his son Isaac went to South Carolina in 1816.
Elisha was twenty-seven and his first child was on the way when Jesse gave him land on Panther Creek for "love, good will and natural affection." I believe this tended to be a family pattern, possibly started by John of Chowan. When a young person showed signs of being ready, the parents tried to get him established. There are many such deeds on record- -notably among the Joseph Pipkin family of Wayne Co.
15 January 1806 Jesse Pipkin sold to Stewart Pipkin a slave boy. Jesse was listed as "being of ... unreadable .. ." but some think "Lincoln County, North Carolina." Recorded Smith County, Tennessee, Will Bk. 5, pg. 1 72 - (1805-1809) Witnessed: Joel Hines and Lewis Pipkin.
The last transaction of Jesse Pipkin was the grant he made to Arthur Branch 23 January 1815. Clarissa Branch was born that year, daughter of Arthur Branch and Sarah Keathley, born 1797. Sarah was the daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Pipkin Keathley. By the old rule of thumb, Elizabeth would have been born about 1776 and could have been one of the females in the 1790 census of Jesse. Nearby was a Samuel Tanner. In 1785 Tanner had sold to Jesse adjacent to Isaac Hines and the land that Jesse granted Archelaus in 1803 had once been Tanner land. In 1788 Isaac Hines "for love and affection" granted to Lewis Hines "a hundred acres in New Hanover County" a note on the abstract that I have says "now Duplin County." I don't know what this means. Duplin was formed 1750. But I don't think Lewis was as far away as New Hanover sounds.
Jesse sold land to Margaret Pipkin/Benton (John Pipkin III 1677-1745 1/2 Sister who married Frances Benton.)
Lenoir County, NC - Jesse Pipkin to Elisha Pipkin, 1801
To all people to whom these presents shall come, greetings. Know ye that I Jesse Pipkin of the county of Lenoir and State of North Carolina, for and in consideration of natural love, goodwill and affection that I have and do bequeath to my son Elisha Pipkin for other good causes have given executed and made over unto him the said Elisha Pipkin the following situated lying and being in the county of Wayne and Lenoir and on the south side of Neuse River, a survey of one hundred and fifty acres granted to me the said Jesse Pipkin the 27th day of October 1799 on the north side of Panther Creek beginning at a pine in Jonathan Benton's line and runs with the same North 70 East 40 poles to a black jack his own corner, then South 70 East 70 poles to a red oak Hines corner, then North 115 poles to a lightwood stake then North 70 West 175 poles to a pine and from thence a direct line to the beginning. Also one hundred acres being part of a survey granted to Bibbey Burk (Bush?) the 24th day of October 1786 for two hundred and fifty acres beginning at a stake in the third line of said patent and runs South 52 poles to Needham Whitfield's corner and being the joint corner of the said patent, then West 35 East 236 poles to a pine his corner then with his other line North 72 poles to a stake in the seventh line and from thence across the patent to the beginning and one hundred acres more or less containing the land on the West side of Panther Creek being part of a survey granted to me the said Jesse Pipkin for 300 acres the 13th day of October 1765, beginning in the giving line of the patent at the intersection of a small branch to the north of Francis Benton's plantation and runs down the __ of the same to the west prong of Panther Creek, then down the meanders of the same to the mouth of Huckle Berry branch, then up the meanders of Huckle Berry branch to the patent line and then with patent line to the beginning. The whole containing by estimation 350 acres more or less...this 13th day of February 1801.
In the presence of: /s/ Jesse Pipkin {Seal}
Wm. Whitfield
Jo. F. Bryan

Wayne County, NC - Jesse Pipkin Deed
WAYNE COUNTY N.C. DEED BOOK 7, page 114, (1779-1801)
To all people to whom these presents shall come, Greetings, Know ye that I Jesse Pipkin of the county of Lenoir and State of North Carolina for and in consideration of the natural love, goodwill and affection that I h ave and do bequeath to my son Elisha Pipkin for other good ___ have given Executed and made over unto him the said Elisha Pipkin his heirs assigns forever the following messages, tracts or parcel of land situated lying and being in the county of Wayne and Lenoir and on the south side of Neuse River, a survey of one hundred and fifty acres granted to me the said Jesse Pipkin the 27th day of October 1799 on the north side of Panther Creek beginning at a pine in Jonathan Bentons line and runs with the same North 70 (degrees) East 40 poles to a black jack his own corner then South 70 East 70 poles to a red oak Hines corner then North 115 poles to a lightwood stake then North 70 West 175 poles to a pine and from thence a direct line to the beginning.
Also one hundred acres being part of a survey granted to Bibby Bush the 24th day of October 1786 for two hundred acres beginning at a stake in the third line of said patent and runs South 52 poles to Needham Whitfield's corner and being the joint corner of the said patent, then West 32 poles to a pine Lewis Hines corner thence with his line South 44 poles to a black jack near Jesse Pipkin line then with his line West 35 East 236 poles to a pine his corner then with his other line North 72 poles to a stake in the seventh line and from thence across the patent to the beginning. And one hundred acres more or less containing the land on the West side of Panther Creek being part of a survey granted to me the said Jesse Pipkin 300 acres the 13th day of October 1765 beginning in the giveing? line of the patent at the intersection of a small branch to the north of Francis Bentons plantation and runs down the ___ of the same to the west prong of Panther creek now called Panther Branch, then down the meanders of the same to the mouth of the Huckle Berry branch then up the meanders of Huckle berry branch to the patent line and then with the patent line or lines to the beginning.
The whole containing by estimation 350 acres more or less, to have and to hold this aforesaid land and premises with all the improvements, privileges, conveniences of advantages to the same belonging or in anywise appurtaining unto him the said Elisha Pipkin, his heirs assigns forever and I the said Jesse Pipkin __ and forever defend all my rights title claims or demands of the same to him the said Elisha Pipkin his heirs and assigns forever against all persons claiming the same by for or under __ _. In witness whereof I the said Jesse Pipkin have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this 13th day of February 1801.
Signed Sealed and Acknowd in the presence of Wm. Whitfield
Jesse Pipkin Jo. F. Bryan February Court 1801

Jesse Pipkin of Panther Creek, Lenoir County, NC
There is no proof that this Jesse is the son of John Pipkin who left a will in Chowan County, NC in 1745. However, John Pipkin had a son Jesse Pipkin who received a slave girl Dorothy as noted in the estate. He did not receive any land that is recorded.
This Jesse Pipkin was born at the latest by 1737-40 as he purchased land in Johnston County, NC from Joseph Benton during this period as recorded in Book 5, pg 634 of Johnston County Deeds (1758-61). He probably was older than this, for it appears that the younger sons were provided l and in John's will. Index data only, no specifics on deed.
The deed from Joseph Benton is the first record that has been located for Jesse Pipkin being in the Johnston County area. Johnston County included what was later, Wayne, Dobbs, Lenoir & Greene until 1758.
Jesse Pipkin received a land grant for 300 acres on Panther Creek on 13 Oct 1765. The original of this grant must be lost for it is not included in the list of land grants for Dobbs County. Jesse referenced this grant in the Wayne County Deed, Bk 7, pg 114, on 13 Feb 1801 when he deeded land to his son Elisha.
Jesse Pipkin received a land grant for 100 acres on the east side of Buck Swamp in Duplin County, NC on 27 Apr 1767.
Jesse Pipkin sold land to Margaret Benton as recorded on Dobbs County Deed Bk 9, pg 304 (1771-73). Index data only, no specifics.
Jesse Pipkin bought 100 acres of land in Sampson County, NC on Wolf Branch from John Roberts, Sampson Deed Book 3, pg 377-1772. Sampson County was not formed from Duplin until 1784 and I am not real sure that is this Jesse, but is possible.
Jesse Pipkin from Isaac Hines, Dobbs Deed Bk 10, pg 285 (1773-75)
Jesse Pipkin from Isaac Hines, Dobbs Deed Bk 10, pg 301 (1773-75)
Jesse Pipkin from ___ Benton, Dobbs Deed Bk 12, pg 487 (1779-84)
Jesse Pipkin received a land grant for 150 acres on the north side of Panther Creek in Dobbs County, NC along Jonathan Benton's line on 10 Nov 1 779. Grant Book 29, p 345 of Dobbs County.
Jesse Pipkin received 150 acres in a land grant on east side of Buck Marsh in Duplin County, NC on 21 Sep 1785. Duplin Deed Bk B, pg 90.
26 Nov 1785, Jesse Pipkin bought 60 acres from Samuel Tanner, land joined Isaac Hines, Jesse Pipkin & Richard Robert. Wit by Daniel Hines, & Elizabeth Davis. Duplin Co Deed Bk 1A, pg 319.
1790 Census of Dobbs County, Newbern District shows Jesse Pipkin, 1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 3 white females, 6 slaves
Jesse Pipkin bought 100 acres on the side of the Neuse River and south side of Cox's branch, Needham Whitfield corner, Lewis Hines corner, Jesse Pipkin line, from Bibby Bush, 24 Apr 1790. Wayne Co Deed Bk 5, pg 77.
1790 Census has next door to Jesse, John Pipkin, 1 male over 16, 2 males under 16, 1 female, 1 slave - he is of unknown relation to Jesse, possibly an older son, but there is no record of his owning any land; he witnessed the deed of 27 Jan 1794 when Lewis Pipkin sold his land on Buck Swamp, adjoining Daniel Hines to Jonathan Keithely, same day Jesse sold his; Lewis had moved to New Hanover County, NC and was there as late as 20 Jun 1797 when he served on the jury there. I do not have the 1800 census of New Hanover County so do not know if he is there or not. I do not know if John & Lewis are sons of Jesse but sort of suspect they are.
Jesse Pipkin sold Jonathan Keithley, 250 acres of land on 27 Jan 1794. 100 acres was patent of 27 Apr 1767; and 150 acres was patent of 21 Sep 1784 on Buck Swamp. Duplin Co Deed Bk 3A, pg 141.
1800 Census of Lenoir County, NC - Jesse Pipkin, 1 male over 45; 2 males 16/26 & 1 male 0/16; 1 female over 45. (Probably Elisha & Archealaus 1 6/26 & Isaac under 16)
Jesse Pipkin to Elisha Pipkin, 13 Feb 1801, 350 acres for good will and affection: 150 acres on N side of Panther Creek of 27 Oct 1779 grant; 100 acres part of Biby Bush grant & purchased from him; 100 acres west side of Panther branch part of Jesse 13 Oct 1765 grant. Wayne
County Deed Bk 7, pg 114.
Jesse Pipkin to Archelaus Pipkin, 1 Dec 1803; 185 acres in two tracts at head of Wolf Branch; wit: Daniel Hines, Isaac Hines. Duplin County Deed Book O, pg 229. Archelaus Pipkin sold this same land to Isaac Pipkin on 15 Jan 1806; and bought it back from Isaac on 23 Nov 1811.
Jesse Pipkin sold Elisha Pipkin two slaves, William & Henry on 13 Feb 1808; wit: Archelaus Pipkin & D. Albertson. Wayne Co Deed Bk 9, pg 46 & 55.
15 Jan 1806, Jesse Pipkin sold Stewart Pipkin a slave boy. Jesse was listed as being of ___ but some think Lincoln (was it Lenoir) County, NC as it was witnessed by Joel Hines & Lewis Pipkin; This is recorded in Smith County, TN, Will Book 5, pg 172 (1805-1809).
Stewart or Steward as he is usually called was born 1784 of unknown parentage but named his 4th son Jesse; his 2nd son was John. Lewis of Smith County was born about 1764 if he was father of Jesse of Hardeman County who was born 1785.
1810 Census of Lenoir County, NC - had Jesse Pipkin over 45 and 1 male 2 6/45 (1765/1784) which would have been Archelaus; no females, so his wife Fereba had died. Isaac Pipkin and his family are enumerated next to his father. Isaac sold his 185 acres to Archelaus on 23 Nov 1811 and is said to have gone to Marlboro, SC after his father died.

[NI12827] on 1880 Federal Census, she is with Maria Jane Pipkin.

[NI12829] 1820 Smith Co TN Census
54 582 Dotson Thomas 1 . . 1 . . . . . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 M up to 10; ?
1 M 16-26; Thomas 26
1 F 26-45; Charlotte 30

[NI12831] 1820 Smith Co TN Census
84 1721 Roark Levi 3 1 . . 1 . 1 . . 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 M up to 10; Reuben Henry & Daniel
1 M 10-16; William 10
1 M 26-45; Levi
1 F up to 10; Malinda 5
1 F 26-45; Clemency 26

1830 Smith Co TN Census
55 13 Roark Levi 2 1 1 1 2 . . 1 . . . . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . .
2 M up to 5; Yancy 3 & Levi 5
1 M 5-10; Lewis 8
1 M 10-15; Reuben 11
1 M 15-20; Henry 17
2 M 20-30; Daniel 18 & William 20
1 M 50-60; Levi 42
1 F up to 5: Clemency?
1 F 5-10; Sena 7
1 F 15-20; Malinda 15
1 F 30-40; Clemency 36
12 Total

[NI12832] Served as a juror 1/1828, Hardeman Co, Tennessee.

1820 Smith Co, TN Census
81 1587 Pipkin Hughes 1 . . 1 . . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 W M up to 10; should be Nancy 2
1 W M 16-26; Hughes 22
1 W F 16-26; Frances 19

[NI12833] Living with son Jesse in 1860-1880 Census records.

[NI12834] 1830 Smith Co TN Census
85 23 Pipkin Isaac 1 . . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 7 . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 . . . . . . . . .
1 M up to 5; Andrew 2
2 M 15-20; Samuel 18 & Alexander 19
2 M 20-30; Isaac 28 & ?
1 F 20-30; Martha 25
7 F 60-70; Clemency abt 66 & ?
2 M up to 10;
1 F 24-36;
16 Total

[NI12836] 1830 Smith Co TN Census
78 9 Pipkin Stephen 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . .
1 W M up to 5; William 1
1 W M 20-30; Stephen 25
1 W F 20-30; Margaret 25
3 Total

[NI12853] He adopted her children.

[NI12866] Lewis and Elizabeth are 1/2 third cousins. Elizabeth's g-g-grandmother was Mary Steward.

[NI12877] "1840 Citizens of Texas", Vol. 3 by Gifford White - Ericson Books 1988
Page 226 states that SHADRACK PIPKIN and STEWART PIPKIN both arrived in Texas prior to 14 Jun 1841, and that both petitioned the Republic of Texas for a certificate for land. Both received Unconditional Certificates for 320 acres in Washington County on 13 Jun 1844. They were probably already living on the land since there was a three year residence requirement for the Certificates.

[NI12878] Angeline Dysart?

[NI12911] Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas. Chicago: Goodspeed Publishers, 1890.
John S. Mitchell, M. D., whose professional career is one in which he may take just pride, is a son of a veteran of the Mexican War, James S. Mitchell, and has been a resident of White County since 1858. James S. Mitchell was born in Monroe County, Ky., on August 14, 1793, and was married shortly after his return from the War of 1812, in which he was actively engaged, to Miss Sarah Scott, a Tennesseean by birth, born January 18, 1795. They were the parents of seven children: Dorcas (afterward Mrs. Gist), Frances (Wilson), Mary (Dies), Matilda Barger), John S. (our subject) and Louis B. (who is also a physician of Monroe County. Mrs. Mitchell's family were also originally from Tennessee. The Mitchells were connected with the celebrated Boone family of Kentucky.
John S. was born in Kentucky November 14, 1824, growing to manhood on a farm, and accompanying his father to Henderson County, Tenn., when a boy. He was married December 30, 1849, to Miss Sarah J. Dotson, daughter of Thomas and Charlotte (Pipkin) Dotson, who were married in 1815, and became the parents of four children. After his marriage, Dr. Mitchell returned to Tennessee, living there nine years. In the spring of 1858 he came to White County, where he bought a farm of two hundred acres of unimproved land, clearing the same himself, and placing over half of it under cultivation.
Himself and wife have been blessed with seven children, five of whom are living: Irena F. (Swinford), James B., William B., John T. (deceased), Albert G., Sally A. and Virgil. Dr. Mitchell also has ten grandchildren. He is a strong Democrat, and served as justice of the peace during the war and until the reconstruction. A Master Mason, he belongs to Centre Hill Lodge No. 114, and to Centre Hill Chapter. Dr. Mitchell and wife are connected with the Christian Church. [p.209] Two of their children only are living at home at the present time.

[NI12957] Their granddaughter:
Gainesboro Sentinel July 25, 1901
Prof. H H Howser and Miss Grace Pipkin, of Red Boiling Springs, passed through here Saturday enroute to Flynn's Lick.
Prof. Howser and niece Miss Grace Pipkin, of Red Boiling Springs, visited Miss Clio Draper and Ethel Johnson this week.

[NI13034] Lafayette County Land
PIPKIN, MARTIN 33 15S 23W 40 1855/03/01
PIPKIN, MARTIN 33 15S 23W 40 1855/03/01
PIPKIN, MARTIN 33 15S 23W 80 1855/03/01
PIPKIN, MARTIN 33 15S 23W 40 1855/03/01
PIPKIN, MARTIN 33 15S 23W 40 1859/07/01

[NI13040] Clint has her birthdate as 1801. That wuld make anna 6 years old when she was born. She was married in 1818. Maybe Anna is a 2nd wife and not her mother. OR she belong to Lewis instead of Archilus.

[NI13041] 1850 Gibson Co, TN Census, Dist 19, pg 170a
Ln Hn Fn Last Name First Name AgeSexRace Occup. Birthplace
37 655 655 Keithley Daniel 50 M W Farmer NC
38 655 655 Keithley Luhamia P. 49 F W NC
39 655 655 Keithley Mary Ann 15 F W NC
40 655 655 Keithley Eleanor 11 F W NC

Lenoir Co, NC Marriages
Pipkin, Lewis Elizabeth Davis 17 Jan 1826 Daniel Keathley & James Pearsall

[NI13042] Duplin County, NC - Jonathan Keathley to Lewis Pipkin, Bond, 1826
Know all men by these presents that I Jonathan Keathley of the County of Duplin and State of North Carolina are held and firmly bound unto Lewis Pipkin of Cumberland County and State afore said in the full sum of eight hundred and seventy three dollars to be record of goods and chattels land and tenements to which payment I bind myself my heirs executors and administrators firmly lastly and severaly seald with my seale and dated January 7 1826
The conditions of the above obligation is such that if there should hereafter be any lawful and just demand against the above written Lewis Pipkin as administrator to his father Elisha Pipkins estate and the said Jonathan Keathly doth refund unto the said Lewis Pipkin as administrator to his fathers estate equivalent just with all the heirs of Elisha Pipkin dec'd of such demand or demands of any person or persons then the above obligation is void otherwise remain in full force.
Witness Jonathan Keathley {Seal}
Jesse Pipkin

Harnett County, NC - Hamy Keathley to Lewis Pipkin, 1859
This indenture entered into this the 12th day of October A.D. 1859 between Hamy Keathley of the County of Gibson and State of Tennessee of the one part and Lewis Pipkin of the County of Harnett and State of North Carolina of the other part, Witnesseth that I, Hamy Keathley for and in consideration of the sum of fifty dollars to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have given granted bargained sold quitclaimed and released and by these presents do give grant bargain sell quitclaim and release unto the said Lewis Pipkin his heirs executors administrators and assigns all my right title interest or claim in the lands of Elisha Pipkin deceased remaining undivided lying and being in Harnett County North Carolina between the waters of Cape Fear and Upper Little Rivers and joining the lands of Neill McDougald and others, and I, Hamy Keathley do hereby bind myself my heirs executors administrators and assigns to warrant and forever defend the aforesaid premises unto the said Lewis Pipkin his heirs executors administrators and assigns against all claims or demands whatsoever In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and date above written.
Signed, Sealed and } Hamy X Heathley {Seal}
delivered in the }
presence of }
J.W. Pipkin
A.S. Pipkin

[NI13071] Clint has him as Elizabeth Benton's son.

[NI13162] State of Tennessee, Jackson county,
On this twelth day of February 1833 personally appeared in open court, before John McCarver, John Graham, and Tandy Key Witcher Justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the said county of Jackson now sitting being a court of record......
Tandy Key Witcher and his sister Nancy (Witcher) Young stated in an affidavit dated 1849, in Macon Co, TN., that they were closely related to Solomon Dalton. The affidavit was in support of Mary Dalton's pension application as the widow of Solomon Dalton, a Revolutionary War Veteran.

[NI13200] Anne and several of her children were killed by Indians near Fort Ashby, West Virginia.

A stockade, located on the east bank of Patterson's Creek, on the site of the village of Alaska, formerly Frankfort, Mineral County. Erected by a company of men commanded by Lt. John Bacon, In 1755, and named for Captain John Ashby. One of the buildings erected therein Is the only remaining structure of its kind in West Virginia dating back to the frontier posts of defense.

[NI13205] a widow

[NI13224] married, no children

[NI13238] died as a child

[NI13239] died as a child

[NI13250] died young

[NI13258] died very young

[NI13287] The tombstone reads:
In memory of David Farley who departed this life June 25, 1838 in a watery grave 29th yr. of his age.
Mary Ann Falrey, w/o David died 31 July 1858 age 44 yrs. 3 ms.
An infant son is buried with them.

[NI13293] twin to Elijah

[NI13294] twin to Elisha

[NI13367] Knight and eleventh Laird of Buchanan

[NI13373] Knight and tenth Laird of Buchanan

[NI13377] Knight and ninth Laird of Buchanan

[NI13378] "His son, Gilbert Buchanan, the eighth laird of Buchanan, was the first to assume the surname. He succeeded his father as seneschal or chamberlain to the earl of Lenox." [Levi Hueston Buchanan, Computerized Heritage Assn]

[NI13379] "The last named was chamberlain to Maldwin, earl of Lenox, in 1225, and obtained a charter from him for an island in Loch Lomond, which he called Clareinch, the slughorn or war cry of the family of Buchanan. His son, Gilbert Buchanan, the eighth laird of Buchanan, was the first to assume the surname." [Levi Hueston Buchanan, Computerized Heritage Assn]

[NI13385] "He succeeded as provincial King of south Ulster and took part as a soldier of Turgesius, the Danish general, and his army at Limerick, and with his followers was compelled to flee to Scotland, in 1016. Soon afterward he entered the service of King Malcolm II against the Danes. He so signalized himself in his monarch's service that he gained from him many grants of land in the northern part of Scotland as a reward, among which were the lands of Pitwhonidy and Strathyre, and was recognized as the first laird of Buchanan. He married the daughter of the laird of Denniestown..." [Levi Hueston Buchanan, Computerized Heritage Assn]

[NI13390] "Our Buchanan ancestry exquisitely starts very early in our world. Our earliest known Buchanan ancestors that lived in Ulster, Ireland and Stirling, Scotland did not have the surname Buchanan. Their various names, starting in the year 780, are identified below. Buchanan is one of the oldest and most honored of Scotland surnames. The family was in Stirling Shire as early as the year 1200. An important branch of the family went to Ulster, north of Ireland, in the early days of the dispossession of the Irish, and settlement by Scoth and English Protestants under King James in 1610 and afterwards." [Derrickson Ancestry and Allied Families, Broders, pg 39]

[NI13405] 2nd son

[NI13412] "George (of Blairlusk) Buchanan was served heir to umquhill John (of Blairlusk) Buchanan his father, August 1, 1662. He sold Blairlusk to his brother William, went to Ireland, and settled at Devoran Co. Tyrone in 1674. He and his second wife Elizabeth Mayne are probably the parent of the last four boys: John of County Tyrone, William of County Tyrone, George who settled in Munster, and Thomas of County Donegal." [Derrickson Ancestry and Allied Families, Broders, pg 42]

[NI13420] Two of his descendants moved to America, George and Andrew of Louisville, KY.

[NI13421] Said to be the ancestor of Pres. James Buchanan.

[NI13428] 1850 Callaway Co, Missouri Census, pg 294b
2 | 1375 1375 | Saml Edge | 50 M | Farmer | VA | X | E320 | Deaf
3 | 1375 1375 | Lucy Edge | 49 F | | KY | | E320 |
4 | 1375 1375 | Mary Edge | 20 F | | KY | X | E320 |
5 | 1375 1375 | Ann Edge | 18 F | | KY | | E320 |
6 | 1375 1375 | Martin B Edge | 14 M | | KY | X | E320 |
7 | 1375 1375 | Eliza Edge | 9 F | | MO | X | E320 |
8 | 1375 1375 | Wm Armstrong | 30 M | | KY | | A652 |
9 | 1375 1375 | Lydia Armstrong | 26 F | | KY | | A652 |
10 | 1375 1375 | Lucy A Armstrong | 8 F | | MO | | A652 |
11 | 1375 1375 | James T Armstrong | 6 M | | MO | | A652 |

[NI13437] Died on his birthday.

[NI13440] First burial in this cemetery.

[NI13445] Died young, same year as Sarah.

[NI13446] Died young, same year as William.

[NI13449] A widow.

[NI13477] Clydene Hyden Funeral Services Held Feb. 11
Ruth "Clydene" Hyden, 74, of Groesbeck passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2004 in Groesbeck. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Williams officiating. Burial followed at Cobb Cemetery.
Clydene was born on March 25, 1929 in Limestone County to William Clyde and Dessie Fay (Minze) Holloway. She married Fountain Kirby Hyden on June 2, 1946 in Mexia. Mr. Hyden preceded her in death on August 25, 1998. Clydene worked for several years at the Limestone County Courthouse as Chief Appraiser for the Limestone County Appraisal District.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kirby, of 53 years; two brothers, Joe Ray Holloway and Bobby Maurice Holloway.
Survivors include her three sons, Billy Ray Hyden and wife Gala of Arlington, Randall Joe Hyden and wife Dawna of Teague and Kirby Maurice Hyden and wife Sammie of Groesbeck; three daughters, Linda Diane Jackson and husband Walter of Mexia, Debra Janell Dillon and husband Zachary of Teague, and Cynthia Ruth Martin and husband Mark of San Angelo; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Lawson and Tommie Holloway; twenty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Blake Hyden, Ben Jackson, Reed Nichols, Steven Hyden, Scott Hyden, Matt Dillon, Kyle Dillon, Clint McNutt, Chase Boyles, Jarred Martin and Ryan Martin.

[NI13498] 1910 Cottle Co, TX Census
Pct 1 Paducah Sup Dist 13 Page 11
Line Name Age Married Number Of Children
39 GARRETSON William M. 58 36 8/6
40 GARRETSON Adellia 57 36 8/6
41 GARRETSON Theodseia 20 single 0
42 GARRETSON Marry A. 18 single 0

[NI13502] Children:
1. John Washington Baker Dec. 6, 1868 Married Dinkey Maude Jarrett Dec 8, 1895 --4 Children
2. Minerva Alice Baker Nov. 8, 1871(Aunt Minnie) Married Isaac Nichols Dec. 25, 1890 -- 5 Children
3. Martha Jane Baker (Aunt Jennie) Aug 5, 1873- June 16, 1956 Married--W. Henry Morris -- 4 Children
4. Sarah Lucretia Baker- Jan 2, 1875 -May 1923 Married B.J. Thomas - 4 Children
5. Thomas David Baker (Uncle Tom) Feb.22, 1877--July 1, 1960 Married Lennie Lila Gun Born Dec 25, 1901 --2 Children
6. Charles King Baker (Uncle Charlie) Mar 4, 1880 - Oct 30, 1960 Married Mary Belle Guyton Born Aug 23, 1908 -- 4 Children
7. Ernest Edwin Baker- Oct 19, 1882--Nov. 30, 1970 Married Bettie Bell Thomas Born Dec. 9, 1906 Had 6 Children But Only Four Lived
8. Mary Ann Baker (Aunt Ann) April 30, 1885 --??? Married Maydell Morris Born Dec 18, 1904 -- Four Children

[NF0087] Solomon and Mamie Lee eloped and were married at the courthouse in Corsicana.

[NF0189] Smith Co, Texas marriage book has E. Armstrong m. M. E. Copeland 11/25/1869 book F page 44

[NF0350] Eenyvale is north of Monaghan, very close to Northern Ireland.

[NF0426] by Silas H Barber

[NF0428] by M. Melton

[NF0430] by John M Watkins

[NF0449] Other sources say they were married in 1819.

[NF0808] There were 2 witnesses, a James King and a T. Nester, who signed and said both James and Mary were over 21 years.

[NF0889] Jasper M. Bufford 24 Liddy Rodgers 19 July 19, 1851 J. M. Carr, MG B-59

[NF0890] Issued 9/16/1878, married by A D Meroney.

[NF0953] by DH Hixon, JP

[NF1227] Cornelius Acord provided surety on 8 Jan 1822 and the wedding was performed by W. C. McKamy, Justice of the Peace on 10 January 1822.

[NF1237] June 8, 1848 by John M. Carr, MG B-31

[NF1240] Philip G. Burford of Desha County 49 Martha Sinclair 42 August 12, 1849 John M. Carr, MG B-43

[NF1245] "Surety for the marriage bond was provided by Peter Scrum and James Dickson served as witness." from Larry Kraus' web site.

[NF1306] or married 6/7/1868.

[NF1323] Married by JM Haygood.

[NF1325] married by Benjamin W. Lane.

[NF1503] Marriage Book J page 202 A - no date by Glass, H.M.

[NF1534] Married in the spring of the year by M W Dameron, JP.

[NF1537] by John M Watkins

[NF1622] Bondsman - Samuel Armstrong

[NF1625] Bondsman - James Armstrong

[NF1626] Bondsman - John Roseborough

[NF1627] Bondsman - John Tate

[NF1714] Married by William M Tryon, MVD.

[NF1716] Married by James Floyd, JP.

[NF1721] Married by D B Madden, Esq.

[NF1755] Married by D M Chase

[NF1816] Present day Cecil Co, Maryland.

[NF1891] Or married in 1803.

[NF2041] Married by Rev. Hardy Lumb.
Wedding Announcement: Batavia Daily Thurday 4 May 1916
Clara Louisa COLBY, daughter of Clara Colby was united in marriage at noon Wednesday to Warren T Beideck by Re. Hardy Lumb at the Presby. Manse. The witnesses were: a brother and sister, Robert & Gladys Colby. Mrs. Beideck is a graduate nurse.

[NF2061] Wedding Announcement: Batavia Daily 28 Oct 1915
Corfu- Miss Zula TUBBS, eldest daughter of Mrs. Julia TUBBS of Buffalo, formerly of Corfu was married--16 Oct--to Albert HEINTZ of Buffalo, by Rev. Mr. Farrell, pastor of the Church of Christ.
They will reside with the bride's mother at No. 1375 1/4 Michigan St.

[NF2221] Married by WD Johnson, MG.

[NF2223] Married by John R Humphries, MG.

[NF2224] Married by JA Wadsworth, Ordained Minister.

[NF2237] Married by William C Newton, MG. Witnesses John Randle and FM Avent.

[NF2239] Married by JM Neatherlin, MG.

[NF2242] Married by Daniel Lay, JP.

[NF2245] Married by Samuel E Pearce., witnessed by GWS Randle and LM Parker

[NF2327] The Weekly Harrison Flag - October 1, 1868
"Married Sunday evening the 20th by Rev. D. A. Dickard at the residence of the bride, Mr. Charlie Delafield to Mrs. Mary Keasler, both of Harrison County."

No children.

[NF2381] #888 O'Neal, Rueben Elizabeth (defendant) Bk. B p. 466, June 24, 1875

[NF2576] Married by E Bounds, MG.

[NF2584] Married by AM Downey, JP.

[NF2586] Married by WT Watson, JP.

[NF2588] by C P Gizzard

[NF2613] Married by R G ?Beddington, MG.

[NF2620] Married by J H Manly, MG.

[NF2686] by R.P. Taylor

[NF2822] John Garrison and Mary Neely were married on July 20, 1853, according to a marriage announcement photocopied from "The Yorkville Miscellany, Page 3, July 27, 1853, Yorkville, York County, South Carolina. Quote: "In this District, on Wednesday, the 20th inst., by Ezekiel Fewell, Esq. Mr. John Garrison and Miss Mary, eldest daughter of Mr Jonathan M. Neely, all of ths District".

[NF3508] A page from the old family bible of James Monroe Coon that is in possession of Mrs. Claude Otto (Amy) Coon, shows marriage date is September 25, 1834.

[NF3681] #17619

[NF3992] "Dinning, Peggy m. 06 Feb 1808 Smith, Richard - Bondsmen: Steel, George" Source: Sumner County Tennessee Mariages @
"Dinning, Peggy m. 08 Feb 1808, Sumner Co., Smith, Richard" Source: Tennessee Marriages to 1825 @

[NF4142] Surety was provided by Samuel Waddy on 8 July 1823. The ceremony was performed by Wm. B. Clark, Justice of the Peace.

[NF4144] "...the marriage bond is missing. The ceremony was performed on 6 February 1822 by W. C. McKamy, Justice of the Peace." from Larry Kraus' web site.

[NF4145] Marriages From the Loose Papers
Reuben LEWIS to Leacey ACORD, Bond dated 4 Oct 1827. Bondsmen: Covington ALLEN & Patrick EVANS. License missing.

[NF4371] Book 3, page 15.

[NF4372] Book 3, page 92.

[NF4410] License #149.

[NF4419] by Thomas Skaggs, JP

[NF4969] by Josiah Dodge, Minister. The consent was signed by her parents and filed with the bond on 16 July 1791.


[NS0030821] Various email and copies of documents

[NS0030822] Very good.

[NS0030823] In my possession.

[NS0024743] Mexia, Texas

[NS0024783] Goliad, Texas


[NS0018671] Knockgraffon, Cashel, County Tipperary,

[NS0018672] good

[NS0018673] on file


[NS0031013] Tyler Public Library, Smith Co, Texas




[NS0031112] good


[NS0024973] Somerset, Texas

[NS0037303] BYU, Family History Archive



[NS0025103] Killeen, Texas


[NS0037541] This letter was written from George to Irene sometime between 1915 and 1937 when he lived on Canal Street in Houston, Texas.

[NS0037543] a photocopy in his file


[NS0025243] Rogers, Arkansas




[NS0025353] Austin, Texas

[NS0031521] International Genealogy Index

[NS0031522] not good

[NS0025393] Thornton, Texas

[NS0031641] Chevy Chase, Maryland, descendant of Lillie E. Brazzil.



[NS0037853] Rusk Co Courthouse



[NS0037963] Sangamon Co, Illinois











[NS0019923] Genforum post







[NS0020021] Shade received this from Ima Mewborn.






[NS0020163] BYU, Family History Archive

[NS0026361] 10026 Hackberry Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

[NS0026363] Baton Rouge, Louisiana

[NS0038742] Excellent

[NS0038743] Treasury Dept.


[NS0038792] good









[NS0020651] descendant of Baskervilles





[NS0039191] I will publish the direct quotes at a later date.




[NS0020772] good

[NS0020773] Copy on file



[NS0033113] Tyler Library






[NS0039493] McLennan County Library at Waco

[NS0033381] LDS Film # 1035274 - Item 3

[NS0027261] difficult to read

[NS0027262] good

[NS0027263] Copy on file





[NS0039703] McLennan County Library at Waco



[NS0021313] Family Bible in possession of Mrs Amy Coon, wife of Clyde Otto Coon.


[NS0033691] Evelyn researched her families and self published a book for members of the family.

[NS0027543] BYU, Family History Archive

[NS0039883] Loose Records, Sumner County, Tennessee

[NS0021431] This is 4 pages, typewritten, discribing the life of Sarah. It was found in my grandmother's (Ima Jean Senn Holder) things when she died.








[NS0027851] Book B


[NS0034011] Article about Augustus Garrison.

[NS0034013] Carnegie Public Library, Tyler, Texas



[NS0034101] Shade received this from Ima.




[NS0034203] Book 7 Page 451

[NS0040373] Austin, Texas

[NS0040413] Austin, Texas





[NS0040453] Austin, Texas


[NS0022051] 1912 Trinity Dr, Waco, Texas, 76710-2753





[NS0028391] Genforum Post







[NS0028543] in Solomon's file




[NS0028603] BYU, Family History Archive

[NS0034801] book orders:
Alabama Ancestors
4075 Moffatt Road
Mobile, AL 36618

[NS0034802] Good

[NS0034803] Mobile, Alabama




[NS0034902] very good

[NS0034903] Navarro Co, Texas Court house

[NS0022632] ok





[NS0041183] WLWMEGAWAT@aol

[NS0041221] descendant of Benjamin F Ward

[NS0022763] Benton, Texas

[NS0022803] Henderson, Texas





[NS0041402] Transcription of original records.

[NS0041403] Tyler Public Library, Smith Co, Texas




[NS0016873] Mobile Co, Alabama Court house, I have a copy of the relevant pages.

[NS0029271] Email exchange.






[NS0023263] Wylie, Texas

[NS0023363] Kosse, Texas

[NS0029492] Good

[NS0029493] Thompson, Steven B.


[NS0023443] Kosse, Texas

[NS0023483] Corfu, New York







[NS0023703] The Grove, Texas


[NS0023773] Davilla, Milam Co, Texas




[NS0042373] 1425 Wrights Lane, Gallatin, TN 37066

[NS0023933] New Salem, Texas

[NS0030132] good




[NS0024043] Holland, Texas

[NS0024123] Pembroke, New York





[NS0036682] okay

[NS0024383] Kosse, Texas

[NS0036713] Genforum post

[NS0024421] aged 73


[NS0024463] Liberty Hill, Texas





[NS0024592] good

[NS0024593] Mobile, Alabama

[NS0024633] Minden, Rusk Co, Texas


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