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Kimsey Jackson Bible

A photocopy of Thelma Kimsey's family tree was given to me by a cousin, who received it from another cousin who visited the family in Alabama, probably in the 1970's. My cousin thought it was a family bible page. It is a family tree of Thelma Kimsey and her ancestors. The family tree starts with Mother's Name, Thelma Kimsey. Most of the entries appear to have been written by the same person, with one pen, with some dates added later by another hand and different pen. Thelma was born in 1906.

The significance of this bible is that Thelma's maternal grandmother was Elmira Jackson Wolf, the sister of my great-great grandmother Martha Adlade Jackson Holdridge. Thelma's grandfather Philip Wolf, married as second wife, Mollie Jackson, then he married third, Elmira, both sisters of Martha Adlade. From the bible and from recollections of my cousin who visited the family, we know that the father of Elmira and Martha and Mollie was Thomas Jackson, and that their mother was a Smith.

Philip Wolf lived in Henry County, Georgia in 1840, the same county in which the Holdridge's were living. He appeared in Tallapoosa County, Alabama by 1850, the first time that the Holdridge families also started appearing on the census.

Thelma's paternal grandmother was Harriet Henrietta Smith, daughter of John Smith. Since families moved together and often intermarried, this Smith line could be related to the unknown Smith wife of Thomas Jackson.

The photocopy was very old and not very clear, but I transcribed as much as I could read. The notes in brackets are mine. If I was not sure I used a question mark or underscores.

Mother's Name: Thelma Kimsey
Her Brothers:
Raeford
Garland
Singleton
Cleburne
Burdett

Her Sisters:
Bertha
Sovilla
Brunell

Her Father: William Graves Kimsey, born May 24, 1880, Hall Co., GA
His Brothers:
Wilks
Mell
Paul
Silas

His Sisters:
Nelia
Mae
Belle

Her [Thelma's] Mother: Charlie Della Wolf, born DeKalb Co., September 10, 1880
Her [Charlie Della's] Brothers:
Alva
Paine
Washington
Pierce
Walter
Roscoe

Her Sisters:
Ardelia
Julia
Marietta
Minnie
Maggie, born February 20, 1883

Her [Della's] Father: Phillip Wolf
His Brothers:
Cal [torn paper, but from census I know this is Caleb]

His Sister:
Polly

His Father: Peter Wolf
His Mother: Rebecca

Her [Della's] Mother: El _ _ _ Jackson [First name is smudged, but this was Elmira, also known as Elmirey F.] Died March 1923.

Her [Elmira's] brothers:
J_ _ _ _ [Not legible, could be James or Jeptha]

Her Sisters:
M _ _ [As many as four more names but they are not legible.}

[ Mollie Jackson was Elmira's sister, she married Phillip Wolf before Elmira.]

[Martha Adlade Jackson was also a sister.]

Her [Elmira's] Father: Thomas Jackson [Thomas Jackson married widow Emerline Holdridge Bryant in 1867. They were living in Tallapoosa in 1880.]

Her Mother:_________ Smith

[The Paternal branch of Thelma's family tree continues with her father William Graves Kimsey]

His [William Graves Kimsey's] Father: Mel Kimsey [I found him in the census, Singleton Mel Kimsey]

His [Mel's]Brothers:
P _ _ _ _
B_ _ _
?
W _ _ _ _

His Sisters: [None listed]

His [William Graves Kimsey's] Mother: Harriet Smith, died December 3, 1945
Her Brothers:
Milt or Milton?
James or John?

Her Sisters:
Elizabeth
Rebecca
Delila or Dahlia?
_ _ itia ?

Her Father:
John Smith

Her Mother:
__________ Stenard [or possibly Steward, but it is pretty clear and looks like Stenard.]