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Descendants of Samuel Rather

Generation Four

16. Betsy4 Rather (James3, James2, Samuel1); born between 1786 and 1789 at Virginia; she is probably the eldest, as she was the first to marry, and there is a 5 year gap from the date of the parents marriage to the first-known birth of a child;105 married Rowland W. Grissim 6 Dec 1809 at Wilson County, Tennessee; James Rather, bondsman.104,105,106

Rowland W. Grissim was probably born by 1791, estimating from his 1809 marriage.  James Rather deeded him 300 acres, on Round Lick Creek on 1 Mar 1811 at Wilson County, Tennessee.31 He purchased another 56 acres on Round Lick Creek on 15 Jun 1811 from James Scoby, .107 On 10 Sep 1814 at Wilson County, Tennessee he sold 130 acres on Round Lick Creek to Furgus S. Harris. His name was recorded as Rowland W. Grissum.108 On 10 Sep 1814 at Wilson County, Tennessee; "Rowlin W. Gipson" sold 100 acres to Isaiah Coe, on Round Lick.109 He again sold land on 12 Sep 1814 at Wilson County, Tennessee to Fergus Sloan Harris; The sale was recorded 14 Aug 1815.110 He and Fergus Sloan Harris appeared in a court record on 14 Aug 1815 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Bill of sale from Rowland W. Grissim to Fergus S. Harris.111 He was a witness in power of attorney for Eli Harris on 5 Dec 1816 at Wilson County, Tennessee.112 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Wilson County, Tennessee; 1 m40-50, 1 m15-20, 2 m10-15, 1 m-5; 1 f60-70, 1f 30-40, 2 f5-10, 1 f-5; (1021001-120001001).113 He wrote a will in 1830 at Wilson County, Tennessee.114 He appeared on the census of 1840 at Henderson County, Tennessee; Household consisted of 00101-00001.115 He died before 1841 at Wilson County, Tennessee. He sold land on 12 Jun 1841 at Wilson County, Tennessee; 36 acres, in Wilson County, by the guardian of Wilson T. and Elizabeth Grissom, and all the other heirs of Rowland W. Grissom, to James S. Harris.116

The seven known children of Betsy4 Rather and Rowland W. Grissim were as follows:

bullet+ 68 i. Martha P.5 Grissim, born circa 1813 at Wilson County, Tennessee; married Matthew C. Hankins.
bullet69 ii. Thomas C. Grissim; born before 1816 at Wilson County, Tennessee; he executed a land sale in Dec 1837;117 he and Sarah B. Crutchfield obtained a marriage license 14 Sep 1836 at Wilson County, Tennessee;118 married Sarah B. Crutchfield 15 Sep 1836 at Wilson County, Tennessee.118 He purchased land on 20 Dec 1837 at Wilson County, Tennessee; purchased from the executors of R.W. Grissim, to Thomas C. "an heir of R.W. Grissim," 35 acres on Round Lick.119 He sold land on 29 Aug 1838 at Wilson County, Tennessee; sold to Joseph Bradley, 35 acres on Round Lick Creek.120 He appeared on the census of 1840 at Sm County, Tennessee; household consisted of 0001-00001.121
bullet+ 70 iii. Nancy H. Grissim, born before 1817 at Wilson County, Tennessee; married Hezekiah Cartwright.
bullet71 iv. John D. Grissim; born before 9 Feb 1818 at Wilson County, Tennessee.111,122,123  He sold land on 9 Feb 1839 at Wilson County, Tennessee; sold to James S. Harris, 57 acres in the 8th District.124 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Wilson County, Tennessee; ? p.486, 21st Civil dist.125
bullet72 v. Julia Ann Grissim; born circa 1820 at Wilson County, Tennessee.111,126,127  She was guardian on 24 Jan 1838 at Wilson County, Tennessee; James W. Grissim was named guardian for John D, Wilson T., and Julia Ann Grissim, minor children of Rolland W. Grissim.111 She sold land on 13 Feb 1840 at Wilson County, Tennessee; as a minor heir of Rolland Grissom, to Henry Bradley, 57 acres in Wilson County.128
bullet+ 73 vi. Elizabeth R. Grissim, born after 1820 at Wilson County, Tennessee; marriage license Drury G. Hankins.
bullet74 vii. Wilson T. Grissim; born after 1820.111,122  He appeared in a court record in Jan 1841 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Wilson and Julian Grissom, minor heirs of Roland W. Grissom, petition the court. Also mentions James W. Grissom and Elizabeth Grissom. (1840-1841, pp 500-503).129

17. Nancy4 Rather (James3, James2, Samuel1); born 11 May 1796 at Virginia;40 married Fergus Sloan Harris 22 Mar 1813 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Thomas Calhoun, bondsman: by Thomas Calhoon, V.D.M.104,130,131

Her married name was Nancy Harris. She appeared on the census of 1860 at Wilson County, Tennessee.132

Fergus Sloan Harris was also known as Furges G. Harris.104 He was born between 1780 and 1790.121 He and Rowland W. Grissim sold land on 10 Sep 1814 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Rowland W. Grissum (sic), to Furgus S. Harris, 130 acres on Round Lick Creek.108 He and Rowland W. Grissim sold land on 12 Sep 1814 at Wilson County, Tennessee; recorded 14 Aug 1815.110 He and Rowland W. Grissim appeared in a court record on 14 Aug 1815 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Bill of sale from Rowland W. Grissim to Fergus S. Harris.111 He purchased land on 28 Jun 1820 at Wilson County, Tennessee; from John F. Garrison, 160 acres, "it being the land where John Bile now lives."133 He purchased land on 13 Sep 1820 at Wilson County, Tennessee; from William Harris, a tract of land in Shelby County, Tennessee, for $125. [note: William apparently then sold the tract to Samuel Harris, of Franklin County, for the same amount, on the same date. That sale was recorded in the same book, on pages 391-392.].134 He sold land on 21 Mar 1822 at Wilson County, Tennessee; to Pleasant Bradley, 60 acres on Cedar Creek.135 He purchased land on 25 Sep 1822 at Wilson County, Tennessee; from William Harris, 81 acres on Cedar Creek, for $1.136 He appeared in a court record on 26 Mar 1824 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Deed of gift from Sally Harris, wife of John Harris, deceased, to "my two children" Eli A. and Patsy S. Harris." Fergus S. Harris is their guardian. Recorded 26 Nov 1825.137 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Wilson County, Tennessee; 1m40-50, 1m15-20, 1m10-15, 1m5-10, 1m-5; 1f30-40, 1f10-15, 1f5-10 (1111001-011001, listed as Freelis Harris).138 He purchased land on 22 Dec 1834 at Wilson County, Tennessee; purchased from Anderson Green and Patsy his wife, 44 1/2 acres on Cedar Creek.139 He purchased land on 2 Feb 1838 at Wilson County, Tennessee; purchased from Eli Harris, 75 acres in Wilson County.140 He sold land on 2 May 1839 at Wilson County, Tennessee; sold to Shelah Waters, 10 acres on Round Lick.141 He appeared on the census of 1840 at Wilson County, Tennessee; 1m50-60, 2m15-20; 1f60-70, 1f10-15 (00020001-001000001).115 He purchased land on 20 Jun 1840 at Wilson County, Tennessee; from John Johnson and Jane his wife, 147 acres on Cedar Creek.142 He and James Sloan Harris sold land on 23 Apr 1841 at Wilson County, Tennessee; "to my son," 100 acres on Round Lick Creek.143 He purchased land on 9 Feb 1843 at Wilson County, Tennessee; from Jonas Bradley, 2 1/4 acres on Cedar Creek, bounded by Hannah Roan.144 He left a will on 2 Jun 1857 at Wilson County, Tennessee; names wife Nancy, children: B. W. , James S., William and John P. Harris, Elizabeth Johnson. B. W. Harris, exr. Recorded 15 July 1859.145,146

The seven known children of Nancy4 Rather and Fergus Sloan Harris were as follows:

bullet+ 75 i. Baker Wrather5 Harris, born 25 Apr 1814 at Stewart, Wilson County, Tennessee; married Tabitha Bowen Saunders; married Sarah A. Waters.
bullet+ 76 ii. James Sloan Harris, born 15 Mar 1815 at Wilson County, Tennessee; married May S. Waters; married Matilda Jane Waters.
bullet77 iii. William Harris; born circa 1820 at Wilson County, Tennessee.40
bullet78 iv. Martha Harris; born circa 1824.40
bullet+ 79 v. Elizabeth Harris, born circa 1825 at Wilson County, Tennessee; married E. D. Johnson.
bullet80 vi. John Purces Harris; born circa 1822;147 died 1895.148
bullet81 vii. Marina S. Harris; born circa 1830 at Wilson County, Tennessee.132

18. Patsey P.4 Rather (James3, James2, Samuel1); born circa 1790;7 married Isaiah Coe, son of John Coe and Elizabeth Hudspeth, 1 Aug 1811 at Wilson County, Tennessee; James Rathers, bondsman;104,106 died before 1844 at Wilson County, Tennessee; "The said Patsy, having died before her mother. . "149

Her married name was Patsey P. Coe. She had "the property was divided among her six children and two grandchildren of whom was one and his half sister the other, their mother having also died before their "great mother."150

Isaiah Coe was also known as Isaiah Coe.151 He was also known as Isaac Coe.104 He was born in Mar 1787 at Surrey Co., North Carolina.151,152 He and Rowland W. Grissim purchased land on 10 Sep 1814 at Wilson County, Tennessee; "Rowlin W. Gipson" sold 100 acres to Isaiah Coe, on Round Lick.109 He sold land on 13 Mar 1816 at Wilson County, Tennessee; sold to John Bradley, 64 acres, on Round Lick Creek.153 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Wilson County, Tennessee; 1 m40-50, 1m 15-20, 1m 10-15, 1 m-5; 1 f30-40, 1 f15-20, 2 f10-15, 2 f5-10, 1 f-5 (1011001-122101).113 He and William Compton were guardian on 1 Mar 1837 at Wilson County, Tennessee.154 He was guardian on 26 Jan 1838 at Wilson County, Tennessee; named guardian for Jemima Sweatt, one of the children of William Sweatt.155 He and William Compton were guardian on 15 Dec 1848 at Wilson County, Tennessee; The executor, James Wrather, had before his death left property to Patsy Coe after the death of Liza Wrather, the mother of said Patsy and widow of said James Wrather. The said Patsy, having died before her mother, the property was divided among her six children and two grandchildren of whom the said William was one and his half sister the other, their mother having died before their 'great mother.'149 He was guardian on 15 Dec 1848 at Wilson County, Tennessee; "for his two daughters Rhoda and Lelethia Coe, the minor heirs of Patsy Coe."150 He was guardian on 4 Dec 1850 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Guardian of Rhoda and Taletha Coe, his daughters.155 He married Elizabeth (--?--) before 1860 at Tennessee.156 He appeared on the census of 1860 at Wilson County, Tennessee; he has wife Elizabeth, and children: Tobitha, Andrew J., Martin V., Francis M., and Julia A. (all by 2nd wife).157 He died in Mar 1875.158 He was will-settl on 8 Dec 1877 at Wilson County, Tennessee; Sale. H. A. Goodall, administrator; Recorded 4 Mar 1878 (pp20-22).159

The six known children of Patsey P.4 Rather and Isaiah Coe all born at Wilson County, Tennessee, were as follows:

bullet+ 82 i. Elisa5 Coe, born circa 1812; married William Compton.
bullet+ 83 ii. Elizabeth Coe, born 29 Oct 1820; marriage license William Thompson Moxley.
bullet+ 84 iii. James Rather Coe, born 1819; married Martha Irby.
bullet+ 85 iv. Martha Coe, born circa 1822; married Barton S. Green.
bullet86 v. Tabitha Rather; born after 1823.150
bullet87 vi. Rhoda Coe; born after 1833;150,160 married William Compton 13 Sep 1851 at Davidson County, Tennessee.161

19. William4 Mills (Karon Happock3Rather, James2, Samuel1); born 5 Sep 1788;41 married Nancy Brown 12 Dec 1815 at Elbert County, Georgia;39 died 18 Oct 1860 at Elbert County, Georgia, at age 72.39

He and Nancy Brown had 9 children.39

The only identified child of William4 Mills and Nancy Brown was:

bullet88 i. Maria Louisa5 Mills; born 1830;39 married Edwin Kinnebrew Fortson 1845 at Elbert County, Georgia;39 died 1885 at Clayton County, Georgia.39

20. James4 Mills (Karon Happock3Rather, James2, Samuel1); born 5 Oct 1790;40 married Nancy McMullen 24 Sep 1812 at Elbert County, Georgia;40 died circa 1870 at Gadsden County, Florida.40

He and Nancy McMullen were was enumerated in the in 1850 census in at Gadsden County, Florida.39

Nancy McMullen was born circa 1796.40 She died circa 1870 at Gadsden, Florida.40

The seven known children of James4 Mills and Nancy McMullen were as follows:

bullet89 i. Martha C.5 Mills; born circa 1814 at Georgia;40 married William Watson 22 Jan 1829 at Fayette County, Georgia.40
bullet+ 90 ii. Rev. John William Mills, born 2 Apr 1819 at Elbert County, Georgia; married Sara Elizabeth Chambers; married Martha Elvira Ferguson.
bullet91 iii. Elizabeth Mills; born circa 1821;40 married John Wood 28 Nov 1838 at Henry County, Georgia.40,39
bullet92 iv. Viney Mills; born circa 1822 at Georgia;40 married Josephine Mekneese 28 Jul 1838.40,162
bullet93 v. Mary Mills; married Riley Kinard;40 born circa 1823 at Georgia.40
bullet94 vi. Nancy Mills; born circa 1824 at Georgia;40 married Wash Wyatt 1 Dec 1855.40,39
bullet95 vii. James H. Mills; died 1863 at Arkansas; said to have died, and was buried, there during the Civil War.39

22. Martha Claibourne4 Mills (Karon Happock3Rather, James2, Samuel1); born 1 Oct 1797 at Fayette County, Georgia;40,39 married RIchard Phipps 22 Oct 1819 at Elbert County, Georgia.40,39

She also went by the name of "Patsy."39 She and RIchard Phipps were was enumerated in the in 1850 census in at Fayette County, Georgia.39

The only known child of Martha Claibourne4 Mills and RIchard Phipps was:

bullet96 i. Richard5 Phipps.

25. John Taylor4 Rather (Daniel3, William2, Samuel1); born 14 Mar 1792 at Prince Edward County, Virginia;163,83,164,165 married Barbara Walker McClellan 6 May 1819 at Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama;44,83 married Susan H. Roberts 29 Oct 1830 at Morgan County, Alabama; by Charles W. Peters, judge of C.C;163,166,167 died 3 Jan 1881 at Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, at age 88;165 buried 4 Jan 1881 at Somerville Old Cemetery, Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama.168,169

He resided at Alabama; "at Somerville, afterward at Decatur, and in Tuscumbia at date of his death."170 He biography was published:165

"RATHER, JOHN TAYLOR. merchant, public official, was born March 14, 1792 in Prince Edward County, and died in Tuscumbia, January 3, 1881; son of Daniel and Frankey (Taylor) Rather, the former who moved from Virginia to Tennessee and thence to Huntsville, in 1811, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. When a young man he moved to Alabama and settled in Madison County. In 1812, he was appointed deputy sheriff, and in the same year was commissioned lieutenant in the Seventh U. S. infantry serving in the War of 1812, and was in the recruiting duty, descending the Mississippi River with troops in flat boats, when Jackson fought the battle of New Orleans. He was mustered out in 1815, and again became deputy sheriff of Madison. He came to Morgan County in 1818 and engaged in the mercantile business at Somerville, and built with his own hands the first house that was ever erected at Somerville. In 1820 he was chosen to represent the county in the lower house of hte general assembly, when the capital was at Cahaba. He was re-elected to this position nine times, and in 1835, was chosen a member of the senate. In 1841, he was on the Whit "general ticket" for congres, and in 1865, was commissioned to represent Morgan County in the Recomstruction convention. About 1867, he moved to Tuscumbia, where he made his home with his only son, John Daniel Rather, until his death. He was a member of the Methodist church, and had held the office of steward during the greater part of his life. Married: (1) in 1819, at Somerville, to Barbara McClellan, who was a sister of Gen. W. B. McClellan, of Talladega; (2) to a Miss Roberts of somerville, who was a sister of Mrs. John Banks. Children, by first marriage: 1. John Daniel Rather, (q. v.). Last residentce: Tuscumbia."

He did military service "having secured a large number of recruits, Lt. Rather started out for New Orleans, to join the forces of Jackson. En route to New Orleans, he was stopped in a Mississippi town. The war having closed, he settled in Morgan County, and assissted in establishing the court house at Somerville" in 1812 at 7th Regt, of U.S. Infantry.170,171,172 He appeared in a court record on 8 Jun 1818 at Cotaco (later Morgan) County, Alabama; Morgan County Orphans Court Register I: 1818-1873. pg.1 "On petition of Jno. T. Rather & 22 others . . . order for a road commencing on South side of TN River, opposite Ditto's Landing, to the line of Cotaco & Lawrence County by best & nearest route to Melton's Bluff."173 He appeared in a court record on 9 Jun 1818 at Cotaco (later Morgan) County, Alabama; He was appointed as an inspector of the election for members of the assembly in the Territorial Legislature.173 He appeared in a court record on 15 Jan 1822 at Morgan County, Alabama; Calvin Morgan -vs- John T. Rather & Co. Deft to recover their costs against pltff. Pltff failed to appear.174 He he made a purchase at the estate sale of William Clark on 28 Feb 1831 at Morgan County, Alabama.175 He purchased land on 5 Sep 1832 at Morgan County, Alabama; He purchased the E of the NW of S28 T6S R2W, from Wm. B. McClellan.176 He was elected before 1835 at House of Representatives, Alabama; for 10 terms.170 He was elected in 1835 at Senate, Alabama.170 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Morgan County, Alabama; house #96 Also in the household is J. Taylor Banks, aged 13.177 He was obituary on 8 Jan 1881 at Decatur, Alabama:169

"IN MEMORIUM

Captain John Taylor Rather died at the residence of his son, Gen. John D. Rather in Tuscumbia, on Monday the 3rd day of January, 1881. He was a native of Prince Edward County, Va., and was born o nthe 14th of March, 1792, and was consequently nearly eighty-nine years of age. More than sixty-three years ago, when in the vigor of young manhood, the deceased moved to the Territory of Alabama, and settled in what was then known as Cotaco County, immediately where the county site of Morgan now stands; with his own hands he built the first house that was ever erected in Somerville, and for a long number of years was a resident of that place.

He was so prominent and intimately connected with every public interest of this County, that his life forms a part of the history of the same.

In 1820 he was chosen to represent it in the Lower House of the General Assembly, the Second Legislature of the then New State and while the Capitol was at Cahaka. His public service in this capacity gave such general satisfaction that he was nine times reelected to the same repsonsible position and in 1835 was chosen a member of the Senate. After this he was trusted with various important interests in the county and took an active part in all that tended to promote the interest and welfare of the people.

In 1865 when the Dark Days of the War had ended and the gloom of devastation and chaos was hanging in thick folds over the South, his ripe experience and wise counsel were again needed, and the people who had hitherto honored and trusted him, commissioned him to represent Morgan County in the Reconstruction Convention. A year or two after this he moved to Tuscumbia, and resided with his only child, General Rather until his death. His long residence and useful life here created a reciprocity of good feeling between him and the citizens of the County and this was naturally followed by mutual endearment, since he made frequent visits and often spent weeks with his old friends and fond admirers. He was always a welcome guest, the easiest chair, the best meal, and the softest bed were prepared for him, and we have seen an interesting and excited street conversation calmed or silenced by his interesting and excited street conversation calmed or silenced by his approach, such respect and veneration had all for his presence.

The last time he visited Decatur was in October, on the occasion of the re-union of himself, Col. McElderry, Gov. Chapman, Gen. McClellan and Judge Campbell, all at one time residents of this county.

The writer was present and witnessed their greeting, cordial fellowship and listened with great pleasure to the recitals of incidents of the pioneer days of the Country.

Precious old men! Their next meeting will be beyond the chilling tide. Whatever may have been a leading characteristic of Capt. Rather in his younger days, he was eminently sociable and full of humor in his old age. After the usual infirmities of advanced life came upon him, he was vivacious and young in spirit, always cheerful and had a word of encouragement for the depressed and despondent. He was a man of inflexible integrity, and in his public and private life was governed by principle rather than policy and hence his advice was sought and his judgement much relied upon. he was a just man; exacted nothing of others that he did not accord to them. The Golden Rule was the guide of his life. He was public spirited and liberal; prompt in meeting his liabilities and unstinted in a judicious expenditure of his means. At the beginning of last year he called to pay in advance, the subscription price of this paper, and remarked, "I never want my paper and my preaching on credit."

Better than all our venerable and reverend friend was a Christian. For more than half a century he was an exemplary member of the Methodist Church, and during the greater part of his time filled the office of Steward. The honors of official station and the duties of public life did not cause him to reject nor neglect his place and duties in the church. In the prime of life when his intellect was strong, and his limbs active, he accepted the claim of the Christian religion and when old age and infirmities came on he enjoyed the comforts of the same, and beign emancipated from teh cares and affections of life was entered upon the full fruition of that "Hope which is an anchor to the Soul."

Soon after moving to Somerville, Captain Rather was married to Miss Barbara Walker McClellan, sister of Gen. W. B. McClellan of Talladega. By this wife was born one child, Gen. John D. Rather, President of the present Alabama Senate. Subsequently he was again married to Miss Susan H. Roberts of Somerville, sister to Mrs. John Banks. The graves of both of these are in teh cemetery at Somerville. When the last wife was buried a space between her grave and that of the former was left for his own seputure, and there he was interred last Tuesday.

In May of last year (1880) he visited the sacred spot and looked upon the green turf that grew over the dust of forms so dear, and while the pearly tear coursed its way down his furrowed face, he said, "soon this old body will be sleeping between them."

We spoke of the probability of his living several years longer, but he said last overcome by his feelings, "the next time I am here it will be for burial." True to his words it was so. The wheels of nature, worn by weary years, had ceased to move, "the old body" was dead, but in the beautified regions of hte redeemed, the house of clay is basking in the sunlight presence of Him who says to the good earth, "Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you." May his kindred and friends overtak him up there.

[written by L. H. Grubbs, editor of the Decatur News.].

Barbara Walker McClellan. Her married name was Barbara Walker Rather. She was born on 3 Sep 1800 at Knox County, Tennessee.83 She died on 24 Oct 1826 at Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama, at age 26.168,83 She was buried at Somerville Old Cemetery, Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama.168

The only known child of John Taylor4 Rather and Barbara Walker McClellan was:

bullet+ 97 i. John Daniel5 Rather, born 7 Jan 1823 at Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama; married Jane Charlotte Keyes; married Sarah Letitia Pearsall.

Susan H. Roberts was born on 22 Aug 1808 at Culpepper County, Virginia.163 She died on 23 Sep 1854 at Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama, at age 46; at the home of John F. Barker.166 She was buried after 23 Sep 1854 at Somerville Old Cemetery, Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama.168 She was obituary on 5 Oct 1854 at Southern Advocate, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; "Departed this life in Somervile, Al, at the residence of John F. Barker; 23 September, Mrs Susan H. Rather, wife of Capt John T. Rather, of Decatur, in her 49th year. She was the daughter of Phiilagaetius and Margaret Roberts of Culpepper Co., VA. She came to Ala with her brother-in-law, Mr. Banks, in 1826. She was united in marriage to her surviving husband, 29 Oct 1830. She joined M. E. Church in 1829."178

There were no known children of John Taylor4 Rather and Susan H. Roberts.

26. James4 Rather (Daniel3, William2, Samuel1); born 15 Apr 1795;57 married Harriet Lewen circa 1823 at Alabama;179 died before 1850.

Harriet Lewen. Her married name was Harriet Rather. She was born circa 1808 at Tennessee.180 She appeared on the census of 1850 at Harris County, Texas.181 She died after 1850 at Texas.7

The three known children of James4 Rather and Harriet Lewen were as follows:

bullet+ 98 i. William Samuel5 Rather, born 8 Mar 1824 at Mississippi; married Mary Shipman.
bullet+ 99 ii. Mary Frances Rather, born circa 1826 at Mississippi; married Abram Morrice Gentry.
bullet100 iii. Charles Rather; born 29 Nov 1837 at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama;179 died 12 Aug 1838 at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama;179 buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.7,182

27. William B.4 Rather (Daniel3, William2, Samuel1); born 1 Dec 1800 at Virginia;163,183 born 3 Dec 1800 at Tennessee;184 married Lucinda H. (--?--) before 1828;163 died 11 Mar 1857 at Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, at age 56;183 buried after 11 Mar 1857 at Tuscumbia Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama.185

He List of letters left at the Post Office 1 Jan 1819: William B. Rather on 16 Jan 1819 at Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.186 He was saddler in 1850.163 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Franklin County, Alabama.187

Lucinda H. (--?--) was born on 3 Dec 1805 at Tennessee.183,188 She died on 13 Oct 1856 at Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, at age 50.183

The three known children of William B.4 Rather and Lucinda H. (--?--) were as follows:

bullet101 i. John W.5 Rather; married Sallie (--?--);189 born 1828 at Alabama;163 born 1828 at Colbert County, Alabama.7

He appeared on the census of 1850 at Franklin County, Alabama; Is he the John enumerated with Thomas & Janey Steadman? Also enumerated with his father.177 He was enumerated on a census of in 1910 at Colbert County, Alabama, ED 16, Sheet 5.189

bullet102 ii. Mary Rather; born 1832 at Alabama;163 born 1832 at Colbert County, Alabama.7
bullet103 iii. Betsey Rather; born 1835 at Alabama;163 born 1835 at Colbert County, Alabama.7

She was also known as Betsy Rather.7

31. William4 Rather (Daniel3, William2, Samuel1); born 30 Apr 1783;190 married Betsey McElwee 12 Apr 1809 at Roane County, Tennessee;191 died 13 Oct 1813 at Morgan County, Alabama, at age 30.190

Betsey McElwee was born on 22 Jan 1789.91 She married John Hays on 26 Oct 1822 at Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; by David Thompson. Recorded in Bk 3, pg. 192.64 She died on 13 Jun 1828 at age 39; leaving five small children.65

The three known children of William4 Rather and Betsey McElwee were as follows:

bullet+ 104 i. Dr. Daniel5 Rather, born 28 Jun 1812 at Alabama; married Eliza Jane Kirksey.
bullet+ 105 ii. James Adair Rather, born circa 1810 at Alabama or Tennessee; married Dicea Matilda Minor.
bullet+ 106 iii. Frances Ann Rather, born 13 Jun 1814; married Samuel Elliott Jr.

33. Sarah4 Rather (Samuel3, William2, Samuel1); born circa 1792 at Virginia;75,192 married Archibald Prather 22 Jun 1818 at Bedford County, Virginia; dau of Samuel, who was bondsman.75

She also went by the name of "Sally."75

Archibald Prather was born circa 1792 at Virginia.193 He appeared on the census of 1820 at Bedford County, Virginia; 1m 1 f(30-40), 1f (-5), 1 ?42 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Bedford County, Virginia; 1m, 1f (30-40) 1f(10-5), 1f (60-70) [mother-in-law, Mary Ann Rather]; 1m 1f slave (10-24).194 He appeared on the census of 28 Sep 1850 at Bedford County, Virginia.193

The only known child of Sarah4 Rather and Archibald Prather was:

bullet107 i. Mary Jane5 Prather; born circa 1819 at Bedford County, Virginia;75 married George W. Taylor 27 Sep 1841 at Bedford County, Virginia; Archibald Prathar, surety.75

34. Elizabeth4 Rather (Samuel3, William2, Samuel1); born circa 1801 at Bedford County, Virginia;192 married Thomas H. Morgan 13 Mar 1824 at Bedford County, Virginia; Samuel Rather, surety.75

Thomas H. Morgan was born circa 1800 at Virginia.192 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Bedford County, Virginia; 1f (80-90) [his mother, grandmother?], 1f (20-30), 1m (-10); total of 4 persons, no slaves.194 He appeared on the census of 1840 at Bedford County, Virginia; 1f (40-50) 1m (30-40) 1m (10-15) 2m 2f (5-10); total of 7 people, 1 engaged in agriculture.74 He appeared on the census of 30 Sep 1850 at Bedford County, Virginia.192

The three known children of Elizabeth4 Rather and Thomas H. Morgan all born at Bedford County, Virginia, were as follows:

bullet108 i. John W.5 Morgan; born circa 1828.192
bullet109 ii. Mary Ann Morgan; born circa 1834.192
bullet110 iii. William D. Morgan; born circa 1836.192

36. William4 Wrather (Jesse3Rather, William2, Samuel1); born 11 Feb 1802 at Virginia;7 born 22 Jan 1803;195 he and Emilla Ezell obtained a marriage license 10 May 1823 at Roane County, Tennessee; Wadda Thompson, surety;70 married Emilla Ezell, daughter of Bird Ezell and Elizabeth Wright, 11 May 1823 at Roane County, Tennessee; by Brasher Roberts, jp; Wadda Thompson, surety; ref: Bond & License;196,197 died 16 Mar 1865 at Calloway County, Kentucky, at age 63;198 buried at Asbury Cemetery, Calloway County, Kentucky; aged 62 years, 11 months, 5 days.198

He was also known as William Rather.196 He resided at Calloway County, Kentucky. He received a land grant on 6 Dec 1830 at T3 R3 S18 SE1/4, Calloway County, Kentucky; #1536.199 He received a land grant on 15 Dec 1832 at T1 R3 S36 NW1/4, Calloway County, Kentucky; #3043.200 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Calloway County, Kentucky.201 He appeared on the census of 1860 at Calloway County, Kentucky; Neither he nor his wife could read or write; $3200/$820; farmer.202

Emilla Ezell was also known as Melia C. Wrather.203 She also went by the name of "Milly."196 Researcher, Greg Miller of Murray, Kentucky, reports that her birthdate was nearer to 1803, according to comparisons of census data. Other records report that she was born in 1811.7 or in 1813.198 She died in 1879 at Calloway County, Kentucky.198 She was buried in Asbury Cemetery, Calloway County, Kentucky.198

The nine known children of William4 Wrather and Emilla Ezell were as follows:

bullet+ 111 i. Sarah Jane5 Wrather, born 23 Mar 1824 at Calloway County, Kentucky; married Joseph Newton Radford.
bullet+ 112 ii. William M. Wrather, born circa 1827 at Calloway County, Kentucky; married Eliza A. Beach.
bullet+ 113 iii. Lewis Lafayette Wrather, born 31 Oct 1829 at Calloway County, Kentucky; married Mary E. Stone.
bullet+ 114 iv. Eliza P. Wrather, born circa 1832 at Calloway County, Kentucky; married Edward G. Magness.
bullet+ 115 v. Calvin T. Wrather, born 21 Nov 1833 at Kentucky; married Lusetta C. Dulaney.
bullet+ 116 vi. Caleb H. Wrather, born Apr 1836 at Calloway County, Kentucky; married Martha J. McElrath.
bullet+ 117 vii. Mary Elizabeth Wrather, married Newton Marine; born circa 1838 at Calloway County, Kentucky.
bullet+ 118 viii. Amelia Wrather, born circa 1842; married Green Lynch.
bullet119 ix. Frances C. Wrather; born circa 1845;7 married Joseph C. Magness before 1876;7 died 11 Dec 1876 at Marshall County, Kentucky; of pneumonia. She was the daughter of Wm & M Wrather, both born in Virginia. She was married, and aged 32.204

She also went by the name of "Nancy Wrather."7

37. James4 Rather (Jesse3, William2, Samuel1); born 8 Jun 1806 at Dinwiddie County, Virginia;205,41,206,40 married Elizabeth Wheat, daughter of Levi Wheat and mother (--?--), 18 Sep 1824 at Roane County, Tennessee; John Rather, surety;196,207,61,70 married Sarah S. Williams 17 Aug 1867 at Allen County, Kentucky;208 died 6 Oct 1889 at Allen County, Kentucky, at age 83;209,206 buried after 6 Oct 1889 at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Pope, Allen County, Kentucky.209,206

He was called Jim.79 He moved in 1829 at Shelby County, Illinois.209 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Shelby County, Illinois.210 He began military service on 24 Apr 1832 at Illinois; Captain Peter Warren's Company, All Mounted Volunteers, during Black Hawk War, fought primarily in western Illinois. Was a bugler. His descendant, Julius Rather, has possession of his 5 foot bugle.209 He ended military service on 28 May 1832 at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois.209,211 He was About 1833 the family moved to Allen County, Kentucky. Family legend has that they entered the county with son John Columbus riding a mule and holding his father's bugle.209

The family appeared on the census of 1840 at Allen County, Kentucky. In the household was 1 male and 1 female born 1800-1810, 1 male born 1825-1830, 2 females and 1 male born 1830-1835, 1 female and 2 males born 1835-1840.212 He appeared on the census of 1870 at Allen County, Kentucky.213 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Butlersville, Allen County, Kentucky; It erroneously lists his father as born in Ireland and mother born in Virginia.214 He resided on 15 Feb 1882 at Chapel Hill, Allen County, Kentucky.211 He left a will on 14 Jul 1888 at Allen County, Kentucky:215

James Rather 14 Jul 1888; 11 Dec 1889

To my wife Sarah Rather my entire estate both real and personal during her natural life or while she may remain my widow, farm, wagon, team, buggy, livestock, household and kitchen furniture, cash and notes. After her marriage or death, I desire and will that James Low be my executor to following part of my will. First, that following boundary of land be laid off for Eliza W. Hinton in consideration of her services to me and my family and her continuing to stay with my widow, beginning at White Oak to A.H. Lamb's line to John Wade, deceased, etc.

Second, executor sell all my property both real and personal except the above boundary . . . division between my children with the following exception, viz: As I have advanced to my son William L. Rather $100 and to my son Jesse L. Rather $120, this amount shall be deducted from their part. As A. G. Moore did pay $49 in security for Stephen Blackburn, deceased, husband of my daughter Francis Blackburn, I will the amount be paid him out of the share going to Francis Blackburn.

Witt: H. S. Moore, C. T. Taylor, and J. E. Ogles.

Elizabeth Wheat is reputed to be part Indian. She was born in 1808.209 She was part of a 1851 Roane County court proceeding. She and her husband, her sister Sally (Wheat) Lamb and Sally's husband William, all of Allen County, Kentucky; and James Wheat of Roane Co TN, all conveyed their share of their father's estate to Catherine (Dillon) Wheat.216 She died in Sep 1866 at Allen County, Kentucky,209,218 and was buried on the Lamb farm, Allen County, Kentucky. According to The Wheat Family, her sister Sally married William Lamb, and they all removed to Allen County, Kentucky. Theirs is probably the "Lamb Farm" on which she was buried.209,217

The 12 known children of James4 Rather and Elizabeth Wheat were as follows:

bullet+ 120 i. John Columbus5 Rather, born 9 Sep 1828 at Roane County, Tennessee; married Sarah Matilda Taylor; married Mary Taylor.
bullet+ 121 ii. Sarah Letting M. Rather, born 3 Mar 1830 at Shelby County, Illinois; married John W. Miller.
bullet+ 122 iii. Frances Mahala Rather, born 3 Mar 1830 at Shelby County, Illinois; married Stephen Blackburn.
bullet+ 123 iv. William Levi Rather, born 4 Feb 1833 at Allen County, Kentucky; married Mahala Frances Thomas.
bullet+ 124 v. James Riley Rather, born 11 Jan 1835 at Allen County, Kentucky; married Sarah Ann Tilley.
bullet+ 125 vi. Jesse L. Rather, born 22 Jan 1838 at Allen County, Kentucky; married Nancy Tilley; married Elizabeth Tilley.
bullet+ 126 vii. Amanda C. Rather, born 22 Apr 1840 at Allen County, Kentucky; married George A. Wilson.
bullet+ 127 viii. Rev. Albert Hardy Rather, born 24 Mar 1842 at Allen County, Kentucky; married Lucy Jane Newman.
bullet128 ix. Perry J. W. M. Rather; born 13 Feb 1845 at Allen County, Kentucky;219,15 died 3 Dec 1853 at age 8.220
bullet+ 129 x. Mary E. Rather, born 22 Nov 1847 at Allen County, Kentucky; married Noah D. Lightfoot.
bullet+ 130 xi. B. L. Clark Rather, born 5 Oct 1848 at Allen County, Kentucky; married Frances A. Lewis.
bullet+ 131 xii. Martha Rather, born 9 Nov 1851 at Allen County, Kentucky; married Alfred P. Taylor.

Sarah S. Williams; Family legend has it that she, and two of her sisters were "deaf and dumb." She was born on 6 Nov 1826 at Kentucky.209,221 She appeared on the census of 1900 at Allen County, Kentucky; widow, no children, boarding with Phillip Wright.221 She died on 6 Sep 1905 at Allen County, Kentucky, at age 78,209,222 and was buried at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Pope, Allen County, Kentucky. The tombstone inscription states she was "second wife of James Rather."209,206

There were no known children of James4 Rather and Sarah S. Williams.

39. Devoreaux4 Wrather (Jesse3Rather, William2, Samuel1); born 1800 at Nottaway County, Virginia;198 he and Eliza Cole obtained a marriage license 29 Dec 1824 at Roane County, Tennessee; Wiley Tuton, bondsman;196,61 married Eliza Cole 2 Jan 1825 at Roane County, Tennessee; by Geo. Horn, M. G;197 married Nancy Stone 9 Aug 1831 at Calloway County, Kentucky; by Morgan Williams, m.g;223,224 died 9 Aug 1845 at Calloway County, Kentucky;198,79 buried at Asbury Cemetery, Calloway County, Kentucky; "Born in Nottoway Co., Virginia. Father of Azilee, Jessee, John, Stephen. Grandfather of Jim, Dr. D. C., Dr. Rufus, Bob and Burt."225,198

He was also known as Devereaux Rather.196 He resided at Calloway County, Kentucky.46 He was had land surveyed on 23 Jan 1826 at on the waters of Bear Creek, Roane County, Tennessee, 25 acres: "Beginning on a stake in a field, on a line of a survey of Jesse Rathers & a corner of a Survey of Sam McCallys; Running with a line of said McCallys N45 W 52 poles to a small black post & dead pine McCallys corner; then with another of McCallys lines N45 E58 poles to 2 Hickorys Jesse Rathers corner S60 E64 poles to a Stake in Jesse Rathers line. then with said line S45 W 74 poles to the beginning. Surveyed March 23rd 1826. Mathew Nail, Devorix Rather." J. Purris S. R. C.226 He received a land grant on 10 Dec 1829 at T3 R4 S3, Calloway County, Kentucky; #1133.227 He received a land grant on 2 Jan 1837 at T2 R3 S15 NW, Calloway County, Kentucky; #6284.228

Eliza Cole. Her married name was Eliza Rather. Her married name was Eliza Wrather. She married an unknown person on 2 Jan 1825 at Roane County, Tennessee; Wiley Tuton, bondsman.61

The two known children of Devoreaux4 Wrather and Eliza Cole both born at Kentucky were as follows:

bullet+ 132 i. Elizabeth5 Wrather, born circa 1825; married David S. Haneline.
bullet+ 133 ii. James Ashley Wrather, born circa 1830; married Elizabeth F. Haneline.

Nancy Stone. She was born circa 1802 at Tennessee.229 She appeared on the census of 1850 at Calloway County, Kentucky; she could neither read nor write.229 She died on 20 Sep 1866 at Calloway County, Kentucky.230 She was buried on 20 Sep 1866 at Asbury Cemetery, Calloway County, Kentucky.230

The four known children of Devoreaux4 Wrather and Nancy Stone were as follows:

bullet+ 134 i. Jesse Rowland5 Wrather, born 11 Jun 1832 at Calloway County, Kentucky; married Mary Ann Sarah Calhoun.
bullet+ 135 ii. Sarah Eliza Wrather, born 3 Feb 1835 at Calloway County, Kentucky; married William Lafayette Hughes.
bullet+ 136 iii. John Wrather, born 14 Feb 1839 at Coldwater, Calloway County, Kentucky; married Sarah E. Clark.
bullet+ 137 iv. Stephen Miller Wrather, born circa Aug 1840 at Kentucky; married Sarah Ann Bazzell; married Mary Tennie Moore.

41. John4 Rather (Jesse3, William2, Samuel1); born 15 Feb 1791 at Virginia;188,231 married Nancy Nail 8 May 1817 at Roane County, Tennessee; surety: William Gardenhire; by Alexander Nesmith, jp. A note note on back of their marriage license reads:

"My muse has flown will genius fail; Whilst I record the pleasant tale; John Rather wed to Nancy Nail By their consent; May reasons good whilst Sound & hale Make them content; May the 8th 1817 this day Married John Rather; to Nancy Nail. Alexr. Nesmith, JP (seal)"

The following note was found with the original marriage bond and license:196,232,61

"May the 8th 1817 I not having it in my power to attend personally I therefore hereby authorize you to Set my name as security to Marriage License for Mr. John Rather to Marry Miss Nancy Nail both of Roane County & State of Tennessee Sir your compliance with this request will much oblige Yours [s] William Gardenhire; test. Alexr. Nesmith to John Purris Esq. & Clerk of the C. Court;"

He and Margaret Reyburn obtained a marriage license 28 Feb 1828 at Roane County, Tennessee; William Andrew, surety; married by Wm. Eblen, jp;196,207,233 died 7 Jan 1870 at Roane County, Tennessee, at age 78;231 buried at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Roane County, Tennessee.231,234

He served in the War of 1812.234 He had land surveyed on 28 Apr 1817 on the waters of Bear Creek, Roane County, Tennessee, entry was made 29 March 1817 Chain carriers were Jesse Rather & William Rather. Survey was done by John McClellan:235

"Twenty acres of land on the waters of Bare creek near to the land of Joseph Emmery on the North East. Beginning on a white oak S45E 40 ples to two spanish oaks N45E 80 poles to a stake. N45W 40 ples to a black oak. S45W 80 poles to the beginning."

John was bondsman for the marriage of Joseph Knox and Margaret Erwin on 11 Sep 1817 at Roane County, Tennessee.70 He appeared on the census of 14 Sep 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.78 He appeared on the census of 27 Aug 1860 at Welcker's Mills, Roane County, Tennessee; with real property valued at $3,000, and personal property valued at $3,500.236

Nancy Nail. She probably died before 1828, as he remarried that year.

The two known children of John4 Rather and Nancy Nail both born at Roane County, Tennessee, were as follows:

bullet138 i. son5 Rather; born after 1817.237
bullet139 ii. son Rather; born after 1817.237

Margaret Reyburn. She was called Peggy.188 She was born on 28 Feb 1793,238 and died on 3 Jun 1870 at Roane County, Tennessee, at age 77.231 Burial was at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Roane County, Tennessee.231

The four known children of John4 Rather and Margaret Reyburn were as follows:

bullet140 i. Susan5 Rather; born circa 1830 at Roane County, Tennessee.188,237
bullet+ 141 ii. William P. Rather, born 1830 at Tennessee; married Rutha Emaline Carter.
bullet142 iii. child Rather; born after 1833 at Roane County, Tennessee.237
bullet+ 143 iv. James Rather, born circa 1833 at Roane County, Tennessee; married Mary Jane Shinpaugh.

44. James Burness4 Rather (William3, William2, Samuel1); born 17 Jan 1802 at Prince Edward County, Virginia;239,240,241 married Lucinda Hudson 27 Aug 1829 at Linden, Marengo County, Alabama;242,243,244 died 23 Sep 1875 at Smith County, Texas, aged 73 yrs, 8 mos, 6 days;239,245 buried at Rather Cemetery, Smith County, Texas.239

He resided at Alabama.240 He appeared on the census of 1830 at Marengo County, Alabama, his household consisting of 1 male born 1790-1800, 1 female born 1800-1810, 2 males born 1820-1825, and 2 females and 1 male born 1825-1830.84

He received a land grant on 15 Sep 1832 at Marengo County, Alabama; T16 R5.246 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Winston County, Mississippi.240,188 He resided after 1850 at Texas.240 He appeared on the census of 1860 at Smith County, Texas; farmer, $10,000/25,000.247 He appeared on the census of 1870 at Smith County, Texas; family 95; farmer 700/873.248

The two known children of James Burness4 Rather and an unknown spouse both born at Alabama were as follows:

bullet+ 144 i. William Daniel5 Rather, born 4 Apr 1827; married Nancy Sherrod.
bullet145 ii. Martha Amelia Rather; born circa 1829;249 married James L. Ellison 15 Jan 1845 at Winston County, Mississippi;250,40 married Benjamin Brandon 14 Oct 1852 at Smith County, Texas; as Mrs. Martha Power.251,252  She resided in 1878 at McClellan County, Texas.253

Lucinda Hudson. She was a widow at her marriage to James Rather, her married name was Lucinda Morgan.242 She was born on 25 Jan 1806 at South Carolina.239,245,254 She died on 15 May 1873 at Smith County, Texas, at age 67.239,245 She was buried after 15 May 1873 at Rather Cemetery, Smith County, Texas; buried next to James B. Rather.239,245

The seven known children of James Burness4 Rather and Lucinda Hudson were as follows:

bullet+ 146 i. Emily Elizabeth5 Rather, born circa 1830 at Alabama; married William Wesley Ellison.
bullet+ 147 ii. Catharine Ann Rather, born Oct 1830 at Alabama; married Christopher Columbus Collier; married William Wesley Ellison.
bullet+ 148 iii. Christopher Columbas Rather, born circa Apr 1838 at Alabama; married Jane (--?--); married Mattie Harris.
bullet+ 149 iv. Nathaniel Houston Rather, born Apr 1840 at Mississippi; married Julia Adeline Prince.
bullet150 v. Cornelia Virginia Rather; born circa 1840 at Winston County, Mississippi;249 married Dr. James M. Taylor 15 Mar 1855 at Smith County, Texas; James M. Tyler & Cornelius V. Rather.255,256,40,257  She resided in 1878 at Bell County, Texas.253
bullet+ 151 vi. Dr. Hewett Montgomery Rather, born 17 Jan 1846 at Mississippi; married Mary J. Moore.
bullet152 vii. Columbiana Inez Rather; born circa 1848 at Mississippi; 1850 census she was 5;258,249 married Dr. W. W. Renfro 5 Dec 1866 at Smith County, Texas.255,253,256,259

46. Daniel4 Rather (William3, William2, Samuel1); born 8 Feb 1804 at Virginia;7 married Allie Tinsley 20 Dec 1835;57 died 28 Nov 1862 at Dallas County, Alabama, at age 58.57

He appeared on the census of 1860 at Hinds County, Mississippi.260

Allie Tinsley. Her married name was Allie Rather. She married Tinsley Rather.261 She was born on 9 Apr 1815 at Georgia.262,263 She died on 11 Jan 1903 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi, at age 87.263 She was buried after 11 Jan 1903 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi.263

The 10 known children of Daniel4 Rather and Allie Tinsley were as follows:

bullet153 i. John5 Rather; born 1 Aug 1831.7
bullet154 ii. L. Jane Rather; born 12 Dec 1841.7
bullet155 iii. Martha C. Rather; born 12 Nov 1843;7 died 18 Mar 1844.
bullet156 iv. Argent Rather; married A. E. Cottingham; 2nd husband;263 married (--?--) Foster; 1st husband;263 born 18 Oct 1839;263,264 born Mar 1845 at Mississippi;262 died 1929.7   Her married name was Argent Foster. Her married name was Argent Cottingham.265 She resided at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.261
bullet157 v. William C. Rather; born 8 Mar 1845 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi;7 died 18 Jul 1856 at age 11.
bullet158 vi. Thomas Taylor Rather; born 18 Jul 1847 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi.7
bullet+ 159 vii. Daniel Tinsley Rather, born 28 May 1850 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi; married Mary Estell Beauford.
bullet160 viii. Adeline L. Rather; born 26 Apr 1851 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi;264 married Thomas W. Jemerson 23 Dec 1869 at Hinds County, Mississippi.68
bullet+ 161 ix. Louis Jefferson Rather, born 18 Feb 1854 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi; married Carrie I. Williams; married Bessie M. Morgan.
bullet162 x. Robert C. Rather; born 5 Apr 1858 at Chapel Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi;7 married Emma V. Foster 24 Feb 1881.

47. Samuel Mills4 Rather (William3, William2, Samuel1); born 1818 at Alabama;7 married Sarah J. Barfield 22 Mar 1842 at Winston County, Mississippi.266 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Smith County, Mississippi.86

Sarah J. Barfield was born circa 1822.7

The three known children of Samuel Mills4 Rather and Sarah J. Barfield all born at Alabama were as follows:

bullet163 i. William5 Rather; born 1842.7
bullet164 ii. James Rather; born 1844.7
bullet165 iii. John Rather; born 1847.7

48. Ivy T.4 Rather (William3, William2, Samuel1); born circa 1825 at Alabama;249 married Nancy Louisa Golden 12 Dec 1848 at Winston County, Mississippi.249,250,267 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Winston County, Mississippi.268 He appeared on the census of 1860 at Hinds County, Mississippi.269

Nancy Louisa Golden was born circa 1833 at Alabama.249

The four known children of Ivy T.4 Rather and Nancy Louisa Golden were as follows:

bullet166 i. William5 Rather; born circa May 1850 at Winston County, Mississippi.249
bullet167 ii. M. E. Rather; born circa 1852 at Mississippi.270
bullet+ 168 iii. E. R. Rather, born circa 1856 at Mississippi; married Maggie (--?--).
bullet169 iv. Samuel W. Rather; born circa 1859 at Mississippi.270

51. Alexander B.4 Rather (Rawley3, William2, Samuel1); born 13 Jan 1803 at Virginia;271 born circa 1807 at Virginia;272 married Jane Tarpley 20 Dec 1831 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;92 married Louisiana (--?--) 18 Aug 1836 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;16,61 died after 1870 at Kennet, Dunklin County, Missouri.57

He was also known as Alexander B. Wrather.92,272 He appeared on the census of 24 Sep 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.101 He was enumerated on a census of in 1870 at Dunklin County, Missouri,[m]; also enumerated: John Marsh 7 MO, Susan Rather 20 MO, Susan Rather 9/12 (Aug) MO.273

Jane Tarpley. Her married name was Wrather.

There were no known children of Alexander B.4 Rather and Jane Tarpley.

Louisiana (--?--) was born in 1810 at Louisiana.272 She married (--?--) Wade before 1833.61 She died before 1860.16

The six known children of Alexander B.4 Rather and Louisiana (--?--) were as follows:

bullet170 i. Alexander5 Rather; born circa 1837 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.271,272
bullet171 ii. Polly Rather; born circa 1840 at Tennessee.274
bullet+ 172 iii. John Rather, born 1842 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; married Almeda (--?--).
bullet+ 173 iv. Louisiana Rather, born circa 1846 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; married (--?--) Clark.
bullet+ 174 v. Daniel Rather, born 1849 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; married Ruthie I. Davis.
bullet175 vi. William Rather; born 1853 at Tennessee.271

53. John4 Rather (Rawley3, William2, Samuel1); born 29 Apr 1809 at Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia;16,61,57 married Martha Fletcher 11 May 1837 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;275,61 died 10 Dec 1903 at Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 94;276 buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.276

He was also known as John Wrather.78 He was painter on 23 Sep 1850.61 He appeared on the census of 23 Sep 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.61 He appeared on the census of 1860 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.277 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.275

Martha Fletcher was born on 16 Jul 1818 at Tennessee.275 She married an unknown person on 11 May 1832.16 She died on 13 Jun 1902 at Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 83.276 She was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.276,278

The 11 known children of John4 Rather and Martha Fletcher were as follows:

bullet176 i. Henry C.5 Rather; born circa 1830.7
bullet177 ii. Tiney Rather; born after 1850. He resided at Bridgeport, Jackson County, Alabama.16
bullet178 iii. Susan Mary O. Rather; married Simeon Bush Christy; born 23 May 1838 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;61,96 married John W. Frost 23 Oct 1855 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;104,61 married (--?--) Rankin after 1856;279 died 24 May 1912 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 74.96  She resided at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.16
bullet179 iv. John W. Rather; born circa 1840 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.280
bullet+ 180 v. Martha Frances Rather, born 30 Jun 1844 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee; married William Buckner Drumright.
bullet181 vi. James T. Rather; born 15 Nov 1849 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;280,281 married Kate M. Currin, daughter of Robert S. Currin and (--?--) Williams, 17 Nov 1880 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; by J. S. Arbuthnot, minister;282 died 31 Jul 1919 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 69; cause: intestinal hemorrhage;281 buried 2 Aug 1919 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee; undertaker: Woodfin & Moore, M'boro TN.281   He resided at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.16 He was City Commissioner on 31 Jul 1919.281
bullet182 vii. W. F. Rather; born circa 1850 at Tennessee.275
bullet+ 183 viii. Simon Wrather, born circa 1852 at Tennessee; married Della (--?--).
bullet184 ix. Samuel B. Wrather; born circa 1854 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.280
bullet185 x. Ina Rather; born circa 1860 at Tennessee.275
bullet186 xi. Rally Rather; born circa 1862 at Tennessee.275   He was also known as Raleigh T. Rather.16

54. Daniel4 Rather (Rawley3, William2, Samuel1); born 29 Apr 1809 at Virginia;188,16 married Ann Rather, daughter of Enoch Wrather and Ann Southall, 30 May 1835 at Roane County, Tennessee;283,61 married Sallie E. Ann Tucker 3 Mar 1858 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;284,61 died 18 Jul 1894 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, at age 85.16

He was house/sign painter.285 He appeared on a tax roll in 1841 at Marshall County, Mississippi.286 He appeared on the census of 16 Sep 1850 at Marshall County, Mississippi.287 He appeared on the census of 25 Jul 1860 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.285 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Marshall County, Mississippi.288

Ann Rather was also known as Ann Wrather.104 She was born circa 1815.7 She died in 1852 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.16

The four known children of Daniel4 Rather and Ann Rather were as follows:

bullet+ 187 i. Virginia Ann5 Rather, born 1 Jun 1837 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married Henry Parsons Megginson.
bullet188 ii. Daniel Rather; born 3 Mar 1840 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi;249,289 died 19 Oct 1899 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, at age 59.290

He began military service; Co G, 17th MS Confederate Army/ Corporal.16 He did military service Wounded, lost an arm at Battle of Fredricksburg.289 He was obituary in 1899; R. A. McWilliams, Adjutant of Camp Kitt Mott No. 23, U.C.V., Holly Springs, Miss., reported the death of Daniel Rather on October 19:290

Comrade Rather volunteered in Co. G, Seventeenth Mississippi Infantry in April, 1861, and participated in all the battles of the Army of Northern Virginia from Bull Run to the first battle of Fredericksburg, December, 1862, in which engagement he was seriously wounded. While still suffering from unhealed wounds he returned to duty with his command, and bore his part in all the hardships and perils of the succeeding campaigns of the war from January, 1863, to its close. He was indeed a true, conscientious soldier who did his full dugy and performed every obligation imposed with a moral courage undaunted.

As a citizen Comrade Rather bore himself in the same quiet, courteous, and courageous manner that distinguished him as a soldier. He never recovered from the wound received at Fredericksburg, and eventually submitted to amputation of the injured limb. Blood poison followed the operation, and for two years he suffered uncomplainingly, looking forward to the rest "'neath the shade of the trees."

Among the resolutions adopted by his camp is "that in the death of Comrade Rather this camp drops from its roster the name of one who justly deserved the appelation of 'Confederate Veteran,' with all the honor which sould attach thereto."

bullet+ 189 iii. Samuel B. Rather, born 6 Oct 1848 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married Melvina Tucker.
bullet190 iv. Mary Rather; born between 1840 and 1858.283

Sallie E. Ann Tucker. She was also known as Susie Tucker.291 She was born in May 1842 at Tennessee.249,262 She appeared on the census of 1900 at Marshall County, Mississippi.292 She appeared on the census of 1920 at Gibson County, Tennessee; living with daughter Mellie Thorn.293

The 11 known children of Daniel4 Rather and Sallie E. Ann Tucker, all born at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, were as follows:

bullet+ 191 i. Lytle Alexander5 Rather, born 12 Apr 1859; married Mary Eugenia Jones.
bullet+ 192 ii. Charles S. Rather, born 15 Apr 1861; married Maude Wyman.
bullet193 iii. Ernest M. Rather; born 11 Jun 1863;294,16 died 23 Oct 1886 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, at age 23.16
bullet+ 194 iv. William Harry Rather, born 15 Aug 1865; married Ella Arena Coulter.
bullet195 v. Peter Rather; born 3 Mar 1867;16 died 1868 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.16
bullet+ 196 vi. Peter Tucker Rather, born 31 Mar 1869; married Martha Lenna Smith; married Martha Lenna Smith.
bullet+ 197 vii. Mellie Rather, born 17 Jun 1871; married John T. Thorne.
bullet+ 198 viii. Julia F. Rather, born 16 Jan 1874; married Sid S. Hyman.
bullet199 ix. Elcanah Rather; born 21 Nov 1875.16 In 1877 was killed by pulling a pot of hot liquid from the stove.16,295
bullet+ 200 x. Sallie A. Rather, born 3 Oct 1877; married Duff Sharpe; married Robert Stowe.
bullet+ 201 xi. Maud Rather, born 7 Jul 1882; married Sumpter Keith.

56. George Washington4 Rather (Rawley3, William2, Samuel1); born 13 Jul 1818 at Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia;258,16,296 married Elizabeth E. Jones 22 Dec 1841 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; by J. H. Jones, Minister;92,297,298,61 married Mary Chamberlain Seay 10 Jan 1850 at Alabama; (Two sources say 1851, but they were married before the 1850 census was taken on Novebmer 7 1850);299,16,272 died 10 Oct 1900 at Belmont, Gonzales County, Texas, at age 82.16,296

He appeared on the census of 7 Nov 1850 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.300 He moved in 1852 to Huntsville, Walker County, Texas from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.299 He appeared on the census of 1860 at Walker County, Texas; his occupation was house & sign painter.258 He appeared on the census of 1870 at Walker County, Texas.258 He appeared on the census of 1900 at Gonzales County, Texas.301

Elizabeth E. Jones. She died on 13 Jul 1849.302

The three known children of George Washington4 Rather and Elizabeth E. Jones were as follows:

bullet202 i. Martha A.5 Rather; born circa 1843 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.258,272
bullet203 ii. Henry Clay Rather; born 11 Oct 1844 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee;296,272 died 5 Nov 1901 at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, at age 57;296 buried after 5 Nov 1901 at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.296  He served in Brown's Regt Co K, CSA.296
bullet+ 204 iii. Susan E. Rather, born 1848 at Tennessee; married Jasper J. Coulter.

Mary Chamberlain Seay; Hugh Rather letter says Mrs. Mary W. Seay was also known as Mary Chamberlain Womack.296 She was born on 13 Jul 1818 at Virginia.16,272 She died on 16 Apr 1860 at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, at age 41.16,296,303

The three known children of George Washington4 Rather and Mary Chamberlain Seay were as follows:

bullet+ 205 i. George Anthony5 Rather, born 24 Aug 1851 at Tennessee; married Willie Low.
bullet+ 206 ii. Rawley Samuel Rather, born 13 Aug 1853; married Mary D. Henry.
bullet+ 207 iii. Charles Taylor Rather, born 20 Jun 1855 at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas; married Ella Gertrude Grubbs.

58. Ann4 Rather (Enoch3Wrather, William2Rather, Samuel1); born circa 1815;7 married Daniel Rather, son of Rawley Rather and Susan Frasier, 30 May 1835 at Roane County, Tennessee;283,61 died 1852 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.16

She was also known as Ann Wrather.104

Daniel Rather was house/sign painter.285 He was born on 29 Apr 1809 at Virginia.188,16 He appeared on a tax roll in 1841 at Marshall County, Mississippi.286 He appeared on the census of 16 Sep 1850 at Marshall County, Mississippi.287 He married Sallie E. Ann Tucker on 3 Mar 1858 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.284,61 He appeared on the census of 25 Jul 1860 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi.285 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Marshall County, Mississippi.288 He died on 18 Jul 1894 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, at age 85.16

The four known children of Ann4 Rather and Daniel Rather were as follows:

bullet+ 208 i. Virginia Ann5 Rather, born 1 Jun 1837 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married Henry Parsons Megginson. (see # 187).
bullet209 ii. Daniel Rather, born 3 Mar 1840 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi. (see # 188).
bullet+ 210 iii. Samuel B. Rather, born 6 Oct 1848 at Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married Melvina Tucker. (see # 189).
bullet211 iv. Mary Rather, born between 1840 and 1858. (see # 190).

61. John B.4 Wrather (Enoch3, William2Rather, Samuel1); born circa 1829;7 he and Mary E. U. Lannum obtained a marriage license 22 Jul 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;304 married Mary E. U. Lannum 27 Jul 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; by E. S. Seward, J. P.92,61,304

Mary E. U. Lannum married John S. Burk on 30 Jul 1858 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.305

The two known children of John B.4 Wrather and Mary E. U. Lannum both born at Rutherford County, Tennessee, were as follows:

bullet212 i. William5 Wrather; born circa 1852.91
bullet213 ii. Mary Wrather; born circa 1858.91

63. Mary G.4 Wrather (Enoch3, William2Rather, Samuel1); born 14 Feb 1831 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;40,306 married Edwin Coleman 21 Jun 1847 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.104,40

She was also known as Mary E. Wrather.7

Edwin Coleman was born circa 1834 at Virginia.78 He appeared on the census of 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.78

The two known children of Mary G.4 Wrather and Edwin Coleman both born at Rutherford County, Tennessee, were as follows:

bullet214 i. Julia A. R.5 Coleman; born circa 1849.78
bullet215 ii. William Bell Coleman; born 19 Nov 1850.40

64. Calenous M.4 Wrather (Baker3, William2Rather, Samuel1); born 21 Jan 1821 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee;275,96 he and and Sarah E. Alvis obtained a marriage license 1 Apr 1846 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee;307 and were married the next day by W. H. Johnson, M.M.E.C;92,308,307 married Nancy L. Robertson 12 Jul 1860 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; by S. J. Cobb, jp.280,309

He appeared on the census of 23 Sep 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.101 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.275

There were no known children of Calenous M.4 Wrather and the unknown spouse mentioned above.

Sarah E. Alvis was born circa 1826 at Tennessee.272

The three known children of Calenous M.4 Wrather and Sarah E. Alvis were as follows:

bullet+ 216 i. Robert Baker5 Wrather, born 16 Jul 1846 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; married L. Sara Elizabeth James.
bullet217 ii. William M. Wrather; born 15 Oct 1849;96 died 18 Dec 1893 at age 44.96
bullet218 iii. Roda E. Wrather; born 1 Nov 1852 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.96

She also went by the name of "Aunt Babe."96

Nancy L. Robertson. Her married name was Nancy L. Wrather. Her married name was Nancy L. Rather. She was born circa 1840 at Tennessee.275 She appeared on the census of 1900 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.310

The 11 known children of Calenous M.4 Wrather and Nancy L. Robertson were as follows:

bullet219 i. S. G.5 Wrather; born circa 1858 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.96
bullet220 ii. Isabella Ellen Wrather; born 10 Jun 1861 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee;96 born circa 1863 at Tennessee.275

She was also known as J. E. Rather.275

bullet221 iii. Mary Ellen Wrather; born circa 1864 at Tennessee.275

She was also known as Mary S. Wrather.7 She was also known as M. E. Rather.275

bullet+ 222 iv. Calenus Lysian Wrather, born 13 Sep 1866 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee; married B. Sallie Dunaway.
bullet+ 223 v. Dora Rather, born 25 Mar 1864 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee; marriage license John Dee Neeley.
bullet224 vi. Nancy L. Wrather; born 5 Apr 1868 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.275,96

She was also known as Nancy Rather.275 She also went by the name of "Nannie Wrather." She was also known as Nancy John Wrather.96 She appeared on the census of 1900 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; enumerated with John P. McMillion (as a niece).311

bullet225 vii. Jane Milberry Wrather; born 29 Dec 1868 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee;275,96 died 21 Mar 1942 at Wilson County, Tennessee, at age 73; of an unknown cause; no physician in attendance;312 buried 22 Mar 1942 at family cemetery, Rutherford County, Tennessee; funeral home: Jennings & Ayers, Murfreesboro TN.312

She was also known as Jane Rather.275 She married 0 times.312

bullet226 viii. Susan Florence Wrather; born 1879 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.275
bullet+ 227 ix. Samuel Peter Wrather, born 23 Mar 1885 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee; married Cora Luticia Evans; married Cora Luticia Evans.
bullet228 x. Ida Lee Wrather; born 5 Jun 1872 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee;275,96 died 21 Aug 1883 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 11.96

She was also known as Ida Rather.275 She was also known as Millbury Wrather.

bullet229 xi. Joseph Edward Wrather; born 21 Sep 1874 at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.275,96

He appeared on the census of 1900 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; enumerated with Rhoda E. Evans (sister).313

65. Wesley Stiger4 Wrather (Baker3, William2Rather, Samuel1); born 12 Jun 1822 at Tennessee;314,288 married Susan Frasier Tarpley 25 Feb 1847 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; by A. G. Kelley;104,315 They obtained a marriage license on 24 Feb 1847 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; the Sistler book lists this as the marriage date, but is actualy the date of the licenses' issue.315 Wesley died 10 Jan 1887 at Tennessee at age 64.314

He was also known as W. S. Rather.275 He appeared on the census of 23 Sep 1850 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; ED 104, Sh 2, Ln 66.272 He appeared on the census of 21 Jul 1870 at Walterhill, Rutherford County, Tennessee.316 He appeared on the census of 1880 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.275

Susan Frasier Tarpley. Her married name was Rather. She was born on 19 Oct 1832 at Walter Hill, Rutherford County, Tennessee.314,317 She died on 2 Nov 1910 at Walter Hill, Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 78; No cause was reported; she was called a single female; attending physician was Dr. R. E. Sander.314,317

The 12 known children of Wesley Stiger4 Wrather and Susan Frasier Tarpley were as follows:

bullet+ 230 i. Thomas Peyton5 Wrather, born 1 Feb 1848 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; married Millie Isabella Robinson.
bullet+ 231 ii. Sanda Alexander Wrather, born 18 Jan 1855; married Lucinda Catherine Turner.
bullet232 iii. William Baker Wrather; born 2 Jun 1850 at Tennessee;314,288 died 4 Mar 1912 at Walterhill, Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 61; from heart trouble; attending physician was Dr. J. T. Harris. He was 63, single, and a farmer.318  He was also known as Baker Rather.275 He appeared on the census of 1900 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.319
bullet233 iv. Rody June Rather; born circa Oct 1852 at Tennessee;275 born 30 Oct 1852;320 died 20 Jan 1913 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;321 buried after 20 Jan 1913 at Wrather Cemetery, Walterhill, Rutherford County, Tennessee.321  She was also known as Rhody June Wrather.320 She married not married times.320 She unmarried, living at home in 1900.319 She appeared on the census of 1910 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; with Anna Short, cousin.322
bullet234 v. Sarah Ellen Wrather; married Moses Drennon;320 born 16 Mar 1857 at Tennessee.320,288 She was also known as Sallie Rather.275
bullet+ 235 vi. Farmon Draper Wrather, born 18 Jun 1861 at Tennessee; married Dillie Adcock; married Frances Raynes.
bullet236 vii. Mattie L. Rather; married Lee Alexander;320 born 14 Feb 1864 at Tennessee.320,288  She was also known as Mattielou Frasier Wrather.320 She had had no children.320 She unmarried, living at home in 1900.319
bullet237 viii. Nancy Eldridge Wrather; born 31 May 1867 at Tennessee.320,288  She was also known as Elbridge Rather.275
bullet238 ix. Rosa Lee Wrather; born 15 Oct 1870 at Tennessee.320,288 She was also known as R. L. Rather.275
bullet239 x. Robert Sigmer Wrather; born 28 Dec 1874 at Tennessee.320,288  He was also known as Sigmo Rather.275 He was also known as Simpson Rather.319 He also went by the name of "Burr."320
bullet240 xi. Simp Wrather; born 1 Feb 1877 at Tennessee.320,288  He married, had 2 daughters, died in a factory accident in North Carolina.320 He also went by the name of "Babe Rather."275 He also went by the name of "Boss."320
bullet241 xii. Richard Rather; born circa 1878 at Tennessee.275

66. Enoch Baker4 Wrather (Baker3, William2Rather, Samuel1); born circa 1826 at Tennessee;40 married Ellen V. Robinson 2 Sep 1855 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.92

Ellen V. Robinson. Her married name was Ellen V. Wrather. She was born in May 1831 at Tennessee.323 She appeared on the census of 1900 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; ED 104; Sh 4; Ln 17.324

The seven known children of Enoch Baker4 Wrather and Ellen V. Robinson were as follows:

bullet+ 242 i. Andrew Johnson5 Wrather, born 25 Nov 1855 at Tennessee; married Harriett Williams Ward.
bullet+ 243 ii. Horace Jefferson Wrather, born Oct 1858 at Tennessee; married Maggie Lea Comer.
bullet+ 244 iii. Richard B. Wrather, born Oct 1860 at Tennessee; married Sarah E. Jones.
bullet245 iv. Della Wrather; born Apr 1863 at Tennessee.323
bullet246 v. James Frank Wrather; born 23 Oct 1867 at Rutherford County, Tennessee;325,326 died 13 Nov 1930 at Walter Hill, Rutherford County, Tennessee, at age 63; of septicemia from gangrene of foot, caused by diabetes;326 buried 14 Nov 1930 at family graveyard, Walter Hill, Rutherford County, Tennessee; undertaker: Hardin & Moore, Murfreesboro.326  He appeared on the census of 1900 at Rutherford County, Tennessee; enumerated with Frusa A. Short (his relationship was brother).325
bullet247 vi. George M. Wrather; born Feb 1870 at Tennessee.323
bullet248 vii. Anna Wrather; married Mr. Short.327  She appeared on the census of 1920 at Rutherford County, Tennessee.328

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