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Shirla Rathjen Howard

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Generation No.1. GREEN3 CARVER (JOHN2, WILLIAM1)1 was born 09 Jan 1828 in Person Co., NC2, and died 30 Dec 1904 in PICKENS CO., ALA2. He married (1) LOUISE POWELL Abt. 1847 in PICKENS CO., ALA, daughter of LUCY. She was born Abt. 1827 in NC, and died Abt. 1853 in PICKENS CO., ALA. He married (2) MARTHA STAPP 21 Nov 1855 in PICKENS CO., ALA, daughter of WILLIAM STAPP and MARY MAXWELL. She was born 01 Mar 1836 in Alabama3, and died 14 Jan 1896 in PICKENS CO., ALA. He married (3) NANNIE MASSENGILL BARNES Abt. 1900.

Notes for GREEN CARVER:
ACCORDING TO GREEN'S GRAND-DAU, HE AND PARENTS CAME FROM WAKE CO., N.C., OR RALEIGH, N.C., ABOUT 1836 (WHEN GREEN WAS ABOUT 8 OR 9). [ACTUALLY IS ABOUT 1833] THEY WERE WITH ANOTHER GROUP OF SETTLERS; STOPPED FIRST AROUND ELYTON AND THEN ON TO PICKENS CO. [Actually, the Carvers were from Person Co., NC. It is entirely possible, however, that their trek to Alabama originated in Raleigh, NC. The small community in which this branch of Carvers settled was called "RALEIGH", supposedly after the place they came from in NC.] JOHN CARVER, OF AN AGE TO BE GREEN'S FATHER IS SHOWN IN THE 1840 CENSUS OF PICKENS CO, BUT IS DECEASED BY 1850, AT WHICH TIME HIS MOTHER NANCY CARVER, IS SHOWN AS LIVING NEAR GREEN. IN THE 1850 CENSUS, GREEN LISTS HIMSELF AS BEING AGE 22, A FARMER, PROPERTY VALUE IS $300. IN THE 1860 CENSUS HE LISTS HIMSELF AS A GROCER, PROP VALUE AT $5000. HIS MOTHER, NANCY, DIED IN 1855. GREEN SERVED WITH MCCAA RANGERS, CO. "D", 8TH CONFED REGT CAVALRY. MUSTERED INTO SERVICE NOV 14, 1861. THEY SERVED UNDER GEN. JOE WHEELER. GREEN WAS LISTED AT MUSTER AS 3RD SGT. LATER HE IS LISTED AS BEING IN CO. "I" OF THE 7TH ALA. CAV., UNDER COMMAND OF COLONEL HODGSON'S REG., OF THE NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST BRIGADE. RECORDS INDICATED THAT HE FURNISHED HIS OWN HORSE....AND A VALUABLE ONE, AT THAT.

McCaa Rangers: Co. "D, 8th Regt Cavalry; mustered: Nov 14, 1861.

Green Carver, 3rd Sgt
J. H. Carver...son of Green Carver
S. A. Carver
G. W. Carver
J. T. Hughes
V. W. Jones, relation of Stapps
Mabry Noland....son of Samuel Noland; died early in war
J. T. Stapp..died early in war...brother of Ann Stapp
James Turner ...son-in-law of Samuel Noland

7TH ALA CAV, CO. "I", under command of Nathan Bedford Forrest:
James Ballard
Green Carver
John Clayton
Jack Clayton
Doc Clayton
Thomas Goodson
Wash Stapp
John Stapp

GREEN MARRIED THIRD TO NANNIE AND THEY AGREED THAT WHEN THEY DIED, THEIR RESPECTIVE PROPERTY WOULD GO TO THEIR OWN CHILDREN. HOWEVER, HE DIDN'T HAVE IT IN WRITING. GREEN DIED FIRST AND NANNIE CLAIMED ALL HIS PROPERTY AS HERS. GREEN'S HEIRS PROTESTED AND FOUGHT IT, BUT THE WIDOW PREVAILED. THEY WERE VERY BITTER ABOUT IT FOR YEARS.

1850 CENSUS OF PICKENS COUNTY, ALA

1571-1615 GREEN CARVER 27 FARMER 300 NC
LOUISA CARVER 23 NC
JOHN W. CARVER 2
JOSEPH CARVER 6/12

1572-1616 LEVI CARVER 25 FARMER NC
DORCAS CARVER 23
HENRY CARVER 1

1615-1661 JOHN CARVER 31
MARY
WILLIAM 4
COLUMBUS 3

1617-1664 WILLIAM CARVER 33
MARY
JAMES 9
JOSEPH 3
LUCY POWELL 60

1619-1665 NANCY CARVER 63

1620 - 1666 JOHN R. CLATON 72
FRANCES 60

1621 - 1667 A. G. CLAYTON 26
MARTHA 16
MARY


IN 1833/1835 TIME FRAME, THE CARVERS (FROM PERSON CO, NC) MOVED INTO AND TOOK LAND IN THE GENERAL AREA OF THE PRESENT LOCATION OF LIBERTY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH. TO THE SE, ADJOINING CHURCH PROPERTY, WAS JOHN CARVER. TO THE NW, ADJOING CHURCH PROPERTY WAS WILLIAM W. CARVER (JOHN'S SON). TO THE NE OF CHURCH PROPERTY, STANFORD CARVER (JOHN'S SON) ACQUIRED LAND IN 1837. THIS LAND IS WHERE JAMES MONROE CARVER, GRANDSON OF JOHN CARVER AND SON OF GREEN CARVER, LATER LIVED.

ABOUT 1837, JOHN CARVER AND HIS FAMILY WERE LISTED AMONG THE FOUNDERS OF LIBERTY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH. THE FIRST CEMETERY FOR THAT CHURCH WAS LOCATED IMMEDIATELY TO THE WEST OF THE FIRST CHURCH...WHICH ITSELF WAS LOCATED SLIGHTLY TO THE WEST OF THE PRESENT CHURCH BLDG. ACCORDING TO "OLD TIMERS", INTERVIEWED BEFORE 1960, THE FIRST CHURCH HAD DIRT FLOORS WHEN IT WAS FIRST FOUNDED AND BUILT. THEY WERE UNSURE WHEN THE SECOND CHURCH WAS BUILT OR WHY. PERHAPS THE FIRST CHURCH BURNED. IT IS THOUGHT THAT JOHN CARVER AND HIS WIFE, NANCY, WERE BURIED IN THE ORIGINAL CEMETERY ALTHO THERE ARE NO LONGER STONES THERE... AND THE GROUND IS BEING FARMED BY SOMEONE. [THIS INFO FROM A DESCENDANT OF JOHN CARVER]. STILL ANOTHER DESCENDANT OF JOHN CARVER STATED THAT WHEN SOMEONE NAMED BURKHALTER ACQUIRED THE OLD CEMETERY PROPERTY, THE STONES WERE TAKEN UP AND STACKED UNDERNEATH A LARGER TREE ON THE PROPERTY. THE BALANCE OF THE PROPERTY WAS FARMED. JOHN CARVER DIED IN 1848 [PER CHURCH RECORDS] AND NANCY DIED IN 1855 [PER CHURCH RECORDS]. THE CURRENT LIBERTY CHURCH CEMETERY LAND WAS GIVEN TO THE CHURCH PRIOR TO 1896 BY JOHN'S SON, GREEN CARVER, B. 1828, D. 1904, AND THE FIRST ONE BURIED THERE WAS HIS 2ND WIFE: MARTHA STAPP CARVER, IN 1896.

TO THE EAST OF THE CHURCH, SAME ROAD, AND VERY NEAR TO THE CHURCH, WERE SEVERAL OLD HOMES. THE FIRST HOUSE, A LOG HOUSE IS WHERE GREEN CARVER AND MARTHA STAPP CARVER LIVED IN 1871 WHEN THEIR THIRD DAUGHTER, MOLLIE CARVER, WAS BORN [PER HER GRANDDAUGHTER]. PERHAPS THIS WAS ORIGINALLY THE HOME OF JOHN CARVER AND NANCY CARVER [GREEN'S PARENTS]. CERTAINLY, THE ORIGINAL LAND OF JOHN'S WAS THIS AREA. IN ALL PROBABILITY, GREEN CARVER RAISED ALL HIS CHILDREN IN THIS HOUSE. HIS FIRST FOUR CHILDREN WERE: JOSEPH, B. 1849; JOHN, B. 1848; JAMES, B. 1851 AND NANCY, B. 1853. BY HIS SECOND MARRIAGE (IN 1855) HE HAD THREE DAUGHTERS: ANN ELIZABETH, B. 1866; SALLY, B. 1867 AND MOLLY, B. 1871. WE KNOW THAT JAMES MONROE CARVER [MARRIED HANNAH SALENIA LOVE, DAU OF ROBERT B. LOVE] WOULD LATER LIVE DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE CHURCH [FORMERLY LAND PURCHASED BY BROTHER STANFORD CARVER] AND HOUSES #1 (GREEN'S HOUSE] AND HOUSE #2 (POSTELL STAPP'S HOUSE, LATER LESTER NOLAND'S HOUSE], WHERE HE RAISED HIS FAMILY. I NOTE IN RECORDS THAT THIS AREA IS REFERRED TO AS THE RALEIGH COMMUNITY. JIM CARVER WAS THE PREACHER AT LIBERTY CHURCH [AND SALEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH]. MY GRANDMOTHER, REBECCA ELIZABETH CARVER, WAS RAISED IN THIS HOUSE.

THE WILLIAM STAPP FAMILY, B. 1802-D.1880, FAMILY SETTLED IN PICKENS COUNTY ABOUT 1839/40 IN THE OLNEY AREA. THIS COMMUNITY WAS TO THE SOUTHWEST OF LIBERTY CHURCH. WILLIAM STAPP WAS THE FATHER OF MARTHA STAPP CARVER. WILLIAM STAPP WAS THE BROTHER OF COLBAY STAPP {BOTH THESE MEN ARE BURIED AT UNITY CEMETERY AT OLNEY}. COLBAY STAPP, B. 1800, D. 1892, WAS MARRIED TWICE. IN HIS SECOND MARRIAGE, HE HAD FOUR SONS AND A DAUGHTER. ONE OF THOSE SONS WAS POSTELL STAPP. POSTELL LIVED FOR A TIME IN HOUSE #2.

ACCORDING TO JEWELL NOLAND, WIFE OF J. L. NOLAND, JR., HOUSE #2, NEAR LIBERTY CHURCH WAS PURCHASED BY PHILIP NOLAND AND HIS WIFE, ANNIE STAPP NOLAND...FORM POSTELL STAPP, B. 1859. [ANNIE AND MARTHA STAPP WERE FIRST COUSINS TO POSELL STAPP] FURTHER, POSTELL'S BROTHER, ROBERT LEE STAPP, WOULD MARRY THE WIDOW OF JOSEPH CARVER, SON OF GREEN CARVER ABOUT 1887. BECAUSE THEY LIVED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY?

HOWEVER, IN A LETTER DATED JAN 3, 1996, J.L. NOLAND, JR, STATED THAT PHILIP AND ANNIE NOLAND NEVER OWNED HOUSE #2. HE SAID HE THOUGHT SO FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, BUT LEARNED WHEN HIS MOTHER DIED FROM OLD RECORDS, ETC., THAT ANNIE STAPP NOLAND HAD ALWAYS LIVED IN THE HOUSE AT PLEASANT GROVE, ALA. ACCORDING TO CENSUS RECORDS, THE HOUSEHOLD OF PHILIP AND ANNIE STAPP IN 1870 AND 1880 WAS IN PLEASANT GROVE...IN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT HOUSE THAN HOUSE #2... AND ONE POINTED OUT BY MY GRANDFATHER, JOHN THOMAS NOLAND, B. 1875, AS HIS HOME WHEN HE WAS GROWING UP. AS STATED ABOVE, THEY NEVER BOUGHT THE #2 HOUSE. J.L. NOLAND STATES THAT HIS FATHER J.L. NOLAND, SR., AND WIFE LULA LIVED WITH ANNIE WHEN THEY FIRST MARRIED... AND THEIR FIRST FOUR CHILDREN WERE BORN IN THE HOUSE AT PLEASANT GROVE. FOLLOWING THAT, THEY MOVED FROM THE PLEASANT GROVE COMMUNITY TO LIBERTY CHURCH COMMUNITY AT KENNY HILL...AND AFTER THAT TO HOUSE #2. JAMES LESTER NOLAND PURCHASED THE HOUSE FROM THE MARTIN BROTHERS (TED MARTIN AND WIFE VIOLA KIRK MARTIN AND HIS BROTHER FORMED THE MARTIN BROTHERS LUMBER MILL IN THAT AREA]. VIOLA KIRK MARTIN WAS THE DAUGHTER OF MOLLIE CARVER WHO MARRIED MR. KIRK {WHO DIED EARLY} AND LATER MARRIED JOHN DANIEL. VIOLA KIRK WAS SISTER OF NANNIE MAE KIRK, AND THEY WERE GRANDDAUGHTERS OF GREEN CARVER. POSTELL STAPP AND FAMILY EVENTUALLY MOVED TO TUSCALOOSA AND OPENED A GENERAL STORE. DESCENDANTS OF MOLLIE SAY THAT SHE LIVED WITH PHILIP AND ANNIE STAPP NOLAND PART OF HER CHILDHOOD BECAUSE OF HER MOTHER'S ILLNESS. [UNLESS MARTHA STAPP CARVER WAS ILL FOR A VERY LONG TIME, I QUESTION THIS. MARTHA DIED IN 1896 AND IS BURIED AT LIBERTY CEMETERY. MOLLIE MARRIED TO MR. KIRK IN 1890 AND LIVES NEXT DOOR TO GREEN CARVER AND MARTHA STAPP CARVER IN 1891 WHEN HER FIRST CHILD WAS BORN. SO PERHAPS IT WAS MOLLIE KIRK AND HER HUSBAND THAT BOUGHT THE HOUSE FROM POSTELL STAPP.... AND THE MARTIN BROTHERS BOUGHT THE HOUSE MUCH LATER FROM MOLLIE AND HER NEW HUSBAND, MR. DANIEL. [AGAIN, REMEMBER THAT TED MARTIN WAS MARRIED TO MOLLIE'S DAUGHTER, VIOLA] JAMES LESTER NOLAND AND HIS FAMILY DIDN'T MOVE INTO THE HOUSE UNTIL ABOUT 1920 OR A LITTLE AFTER. IN THE PLEASANT GROVE AREA IS FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH. PHILIP NOLAND'S OBIT SAID HE WAS A MEMBER OF THIS CHURCH.

PHILIP NOLAND DIED SUDDENLY IN 1889, LEAVING ANNIE WITH TWO SONS AT HOME. PHILLIP WAS BURIED AT UNITY CEMETERY AT OLNEY... WHERE HIS SON AND DAUGHTER WERE ALREADY BURIED. ANNIE'S PARENTS, WILLIAM AND MARY MAXWELL STAPP, DIED AFTER PHILIP AND THEY WERE BURIED NEXT TO PHILIP AND ANNIE'S CHILDREN... AND PHILIP. ANNIE DIED IN 1928 AT GORDO AT THE HOME OF HER SON, JOHN THOMAS NOLAND. HER SONS CHOSE TO BURY HER AT LIBERTY CEMETERY NEXT TO HER COUSIN, R. L. STAPP.

GREEN CARVER'S DAUGHER MOLLIE MARRIED ROBERT KIRK IN 1890. KIRK DIED IN 1899. THEY APPARENTLY MOVED INTO THE HOUSE NEXT TO GREEN CARVER AFTER THEIR MARRIAGE...HOUSE # 2. MOLLIE'S DAUGHTER NANNIE MAE KIRK WAS BORN IN THAT HOUSE IN 1891 (ACCORDING TO NANNIE'S DAUGHTER}. ANOTHER DAUGHTER OF MOLLIE'S, VIOLA KIRK, PROBABLY WAS BORN IN HOUSE #2, TOO. VIOLA KIRK MARRIED TED MARTIN AND LIVED IN HOUSE #2... AND THIS WAS FAMILY THAT SOLD HOUSE TO JAMES LESTER NOLAND....NOT POSTELL STAPP. [PER J.L. NOLAND, JR.] MOLLIE CARVER KIRK REMARRIED 2ND TO JOHN DANIEL [BROTHER-IN-LAW OF JAMES LESTER NOLAND, SON OF PHILIP AND ANNIE STAPP NOLAND], IN 1901. REMEMBER, IT WAS JAMES LESTER NOLAND THAT BOUGHT THE #2 HOUSE FROM TED AND VIOLA KIRK MARTIN...DAU OF MOLLIE CARVER KIRK DANIEL, FIVE OR SO YEARS AFTER 1915. IN ALL PROBABILITY, IT WAS ROBERT KIRK AND MOLLIE CARVER KIRK THAT BOUGHT HOUSE #2 FROM POSTELL STAPP IN 1890. ACCORDING TO FAMILY SOURCES, GREEN CARVER'S DAUGHTER ANN ELIZABETH JORDAN DIED OF MALARIA IN 1898, LEAVING SEVERAL SMALL CHILDREN WHO WERE RAISED FOR A TIME BY THEIR AUNT MOLLIE.

THE SON OF PHILIP AND ANNIE STAPP NOLAND, JAMES LESTER NOLAND, MARRIED LULA DANIEL (GRAND-DAUGHTER OF ROBERT B. LOVE) IN 1900. APPARENTLY J.L. AND LULA LIVED WITH ANNIE STAPP NOLAND {PER J.L. NOLAND, JR.} AND THEIR FIRST FOUR CHILDREN WERE BORN IN HER HOME. THEIR SON, J. L. NOLAND, JR., WAS BORN IN 1915. HE STATES THAT AS A SMALL CHILD, HIS PARENTS MOVED INTO HOUSE #2. IN THE MEANTIME, GREEN CARVER AND HIS SONS HAVE MOVED TO GORDO, AL AND OPENED A GENERAL STORE. GREEN CARVER WAS LIVING IN GORDO BY 1901 WHEN HE WAS MANAGER OF THE FIRST CITY ELECTION. IN 1900, REBECCA ELIZABETH CARVER, DAU OF JIM CARVER, MARRIED TOM NOLAND. HER FATHER AND GRANDFATHER GREEN CARVER BUILT THEM A HOME ON "CARVER ROAD" IN GORDO. JIM'S SONS ALSO LIVED ON THAT ROAD, AS DID GREEN CARVER. GREEN DIED IN GORDO IN 1904. J. L. NOLAND, JR., ALSO STATES THAT HIS GRANDMOTHER, ANNIE STAPP NOLAND, AT TIMES LIVED WITH THEIR FAMILY. HE ALSO STATES THAT WHEN ANNIE STAPP NOLAND SOLD HER HOME IN PLEASANT GROVE, ALA, SHE MOVED IN WITH HER SON, JOHN THOMAS NOLAND, IN GORDO, ALA. SHE DID, FROM TIME TO TIME, STAY WITH HER SON, JAMES LESTER NOLAND. ANNIE STAPP NOLAND WAS CRIPPLED, ACC TO J.L., AND HAD TO USE CRUTCHES TO GET AROUND.

ANNIE DIED IN 1928, AT TOM NOLAND'S HOUSE IN GORDO. JAMES LESTER AND LULA STILL LIVED IN THE HOUSE NEAR LIBERTY CHURCH IN THE 40S WHEN I WAS A CHILD BECAUSE WE WOULD GO THERE IN THE SUMMERTIME TO GET WATERMELONS.

Note: Many in the Carver family served in the CSA during the Civil War. Those that we KNOW served are:
Green Carver, in cavalry
John Carver, son; died at Vicksburg, MS (POSSIBLY NOT, SINCE WE REC'D COMMUNICATION FROM A CARVER LIVING IN INDIANA OR OHIO, WHICH STATED THAT HIS GR GRANDFATHER HAD BEEN A "JOHN CARVER", FORMERLY OF PICKENS COUNTY, WHO HAD SURRENDERED AT THE BATTLE OF VICKSBURG, MS BECAUSE HE WAS DESPERATELY HUNGRY. HE WAS ONLY ABOUT 16 YRS OLD. THE DESCENDANT SAID HE ALWAYS TOLD HIS 'NORTHERN' FAMILY THAT HE WAS ASHAMED TO RETURN TO PICKENS COUNTY BECAUSE HE HAD SURRENDERED TO THE YANKEES AND LATER HELPED THE YANKEES IN THE WAR.
G W Carver, cousin
S.A. Carver, cousin
Wesley Carver, cousin
I am also told that members of his brothers' families served. These brothers had moved to Texas by time of Civil War and probably served from that state.

More About GREEN CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Church Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Comment 1: 1850, Shown in census as farmer
Comment 3: 1900, living in household of dau, Mary/Mollie Kirk
Fact 1: GAVE LAND FOR NEW CEMETERY AT LIBERTY PRIM BAPT CHURCH
Fact 2: WIFE MARTHA CARVER FIRST ONE BURIED THERE
Fact 3: SON, JAMES CARVER, PREACHED AT LIBERTY CHURCH
Fact 4: 1901, DATE OF FIRST CITY ELECTION OF GORDO, ALA
Fact 5: 1901, GREEN CARVER WAS MANAGER OF ELECTION
Fact 6: 1901, GREEN CARVER CHOSEN AS COUNCILMAN
Fact 7: Jun 1879, JOINED LIBERTY CHURCH BY LETTER
Fact 8: Jul 1881, GREEN CARVER CHOSEN AS DEACON IN CHURCH
Fact 9: 1900, Lived in Gordo, AL on "Carver Road"
Fact 10: 1860, Shown in census as "grocer"
Fact 11: 1862, served in CSA in Cavalry; with Nathan Bedford Forrest
Fact 12: 1850, shown in Pickens Co., AL slave census records

More About LOUISE POWELL:
Fact 1: POSSIBLY DIED FROM CHILDBIRTH COMPLICATIONS
Fact 2: SISTER PROBABLY MARRIED WM. W. CARVER

More About GREEN CARVER and LOUISE POWELL:
Marriage: Abt. 1847, PICKENS CO., ALA

More About MARTHA STAPP:
Burial: Liberty Church Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Cause of Death: DIED OF BRIGHT'S DISEASE
Fact 1: 1896, First person buried in 'new' Liberty Church Cem./Pickens Co

More About GREEN CARVER and MARTHA STAPP:
Marriage: 21 Nov 1855, PICKENS CO., ALA

More About GREEN CARVER and NANNIE BARNES:
Marriage: Abt. 1900

Children of GREEN CARVER and LOUISE POWELL are:
i. JOHN WALTER4 CARVER, b. 15 Sep 1848, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. Abt. Jun 1864, BATTLE OF VICKSBURG, MISS??.

More About JOHN WALTER CARVER:
Fact 1: JOINED THE CONFEDERATE ARMY
Fact 2: KILLED AT BATTLE OF VICKSBURG, MS

2. ii. JOSEPH H. CARVER, b. 15 Oct 1849, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. Aft. 1879, PICKENS CO., ALA.
3. iii. JAMES MONROE CARVER, b. 12 May 1851, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 28 Jan 1932, Bryce Mental Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL.
4. iv. NANCY EDNA CARVER, b. 11 Mar 1853, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 14 Dec 1903, PICKENS CO., ALA.


Children of GREEN CARVER and MARTHA STAPP are:
5. v. ANN ELIZABETH4 CARVER, b. 01 Jan 1866, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 19 Oct 1898, PICKENS CO., ALA.
6. vi. SARAH JANE/SALLY CARVER, b. 11 Oct 1867, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 19 Dec 1938, PICKENS CO., ALA.
7. vii. MARY ELLEN/MOLLIE CARVER, b. 03 Dec 1871, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 07 Sep 1945, Pickens Co., Ala.


Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH H.4 CARVER (GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 15 Oct 1849 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died Aft. 1879 in PICKENS CO., ALA. He married THEODOSIA SCOTT. She was born 20 Jan 1857, and died Bet. 1932 - 1935 in Tuscaloosa, AL.

More About JOSEPH H. CARVER:
Cause of Death: KILLED WHEN TREE FELL ON HIM
Comment 1: 1900, Son and dau, Rebecca and Lester, lived with uncle James M. Carver
Fact 1: killed when tree fell on him

More About THEODOSIA SCOTT:
Burial: Tuscaloosa, AL
Fact 1: died of poisoning, together with youngest dau
Fact 2: Poisoned by family "friend"
Fact 1: THEODOCIA LIVED IN TUSCALOOSA WITH STAPP CHILDREN
Fact 2: WILLIAM, TRUDIE AND EDWARD STAPP.
Fact 3: BURIED IN TUSCALOOSA, ALA

Children of JOSEPH CARVER and THEODOSIA SCOTT are:
i. LOU GREEN5 CARVER, b. Abt. 1874.

More About LOU GREEN CARVER:
Comment 1: believe she was unmarried and lived with mother
Comment 2: Probably oldest dau since named after both grandmothers

8. ii. MAGGIE EDNA CARVER, b. 06 Oct 1876, PICKens Co., Ala; d. 11 Oct 1933, PICKens Co., Ala.
9. iii. REBECCA PARRIE CARVER, b. 10 Jan 1878, PICKens Co., Ala; d. 12 Dec 1968, PICKens Co., Ala.
10. iv. JOSEPH LESTER CARVER, b. 20 Sep 1879, PICKens Co., Ala; d. 21 Jun 1943, TUSCALOOSA, ALA.


3. JAMES MONROE4 CARVER (GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)4 was born 12 May 1851 in PICKENS CO., ALA5, and died 28 Jan 1932 in Bryce Mental Hospital, Tuscaloosa, AL5. He married HANNAH SALENIA LOVE 26 Dec 1870 in PICKENS CO., ALA, daughter of ROBERT LOVE and REBECCA BALLARD. She was born 27 Nov 1840 in PICKENS CO., ALA5, and died 18 Jan 1918 in PICKENS CO., ALA5.

Notes for JAMES MONROE CARVER:
THE FOLLOWING INORMATION WAS TAKEN FROM JAMES MONROE CARVER'S BIBLE. THE DATE OF THE BIBLE WAS 1878. THE BIBLE BELONGS TO MY UNCLE, T.E. NOLAND, OF TUSCALOOSA, ALA.
THE BIBLE WAS GIVEN TO MY UNCLE, JEFF NOLAND, WHEN T.E. NOLAND DIED. JEFF NOLAND IS PRESENTLY DECEASED AND THE BIBLE IS IN THE POSSESSION OF HIS WIDOW, LOUISE NOLAND, IN CALIFORNIA. (1997)

MARRIAGES:

JAMES M. CARVER WAS MARRIED TO H.S. PRESCOTT - DECEMBER THE 26TH, 1870
S.R. JONES WAS MARRIED TO M.L. CARVER NOVEMBER THE 18TH, 1894
JOHN T. NOLAND WAS MARRIED TO LIZZIE E. CARVER, JAN 3, 1900
ROBERT GREEN CARVER WAS MARRIED TO VERONA LANCASTER ON JAN THE 11TH, 1899
W. S. CARVER WAS MARRIED TO MATTIE AKIN, JAN 22, 1901
A. J. CARVER WAS MARRIED TO ALMA A. KNOX, NOV 29, 1905

BIRTHS:

JAMES M. CARVER WAS BORN MAY THE 12TH, 1851
HANNAH SALENA LOVE PRESCOTT CARVER WAS BORN NOV. THE 27TH, 1840.
ROBERT GREEN CARVER WAS BORN JUNE THE 5TH, 1873
MARY LOU CARVER WAS BORN DEC THE 19TH, 1874.
WILLIAM STANDFORD CARVER WAS BORN MARCH THE 15TH, 1876
REBECCA ELIZABETH CARVER WAS BORN NOV THE 6TH, 1878
ANDREW JACKSON CARVER WAS BORN AUG THE 5TH, 1881

JAMES P. CARVER WAS BORN FEB THE 23RD, 1901
DONA MAY CARVER WAS BORN NOV 18, 1902
JAMES L. JONES WAS BORN SEPT 15, 1895
MATTIE MARTIN JONES WAS BORN AUG 8, 1898
ANDREW S. JONES WAS BORN MAY 1, 1900
SELENA BEATRICE CARVER WAS BORN SEPT 22, 1906

DEATHS:

HANNAH SALENIA DEPARTED THIS LIFE JAN 18TH, 1918
JAMES M. CARVER DIED JAN 28, 1932
ROBERT GREEN CARVER DIED
WILLIAM S CARVER DIED AUG 6TH, 1943
MATTIE A. CARVER DIED MAY 24TH, 1917
JAMES P. CARVER DIED NOV 10, 1901
JAMES P. NOLAND, SON OF J.T. AND R.E. NOLAND, DIED AUG 24, 1900
OVELLA MAE NOLAND, DAU OF J.T. AND R.E. NOLAND, DIED AUG. 2ND 1916


JAMES MONROE CARVER, b. 12 May 1851, Pickens Co., Ala. Married on 26 Dec 1870 to HANNAH SALENIA LOVE, a widow of someone named Prescott and 11 years older than Jim Carver. Prescott was killed in the civil war. James Monroe Carver was a Baptist Preacher, preaching at Liberty Church and Salem Primitive Baptist Church. I am told by a relative who is also a minister that Jim Carver was "famous" throughout the south as an evangelist and traveled all through the south to preach. Years ago, when I started interviewing elderly residents of Pickens Co., AL, I noticed that some were extremely proud of the fact that Jim Carver had married them and often stated that they had postponed their weddings until Jim had time to marry them. I learned later that after Jim Carver became so well-known, it was deemed an honor to have him conduct the marriage vows. Jim Carver also owned saw mills, a general store (together with his sons and brother-in-law) as well as other business ventures. However, I was told that he eventually went bankrupt, at the general store, because he insisted on extending credit to people and was never repaid. On Dec 27, 1920, he wrote his description as follows: Hgt: 6'; wgt: 165; size of hat: 7 1/8; shoes: size 10; size of shirt: 16 1/2; collar: 16 1/2; hair: red. Beginning in 1896, James Carver was Commissioner of District 4 of Pickens Co., AL. In 1908, he was elected to the post of Commissioner of District 1 and was re-elected to that post in 1912. James Monroe Carver died 28 Jan 1932. Hannah Salenia Carver died 18 Jan 1918 of T.B. Both are buried in the Liberty Church Cemetery in Pickens Co., Ala. My mother, Melba Noland, [granddau of Jim Carver] said that in the last few years of his life, he lived across the street from her family. He had a fancy buggy and a horse that took him out into the county to visit his "flock". He would leave early in the morning and be gone all day. The male grandchildren's responsibility was to watch for the buggy and be sure Jim had arrived home safely. More often than not, mother said, when the horse and buggy arrived, Jim would be fast asleep on the bench seat. The horse just knew that at the end of the day, he was to go home to his barn. (Jim's sister Sally Carver Bailey also lived on this street, as did his sons Cole Carver and Stan Carver. In addition, another sister, Molly, lived for a time across the street from Jim for a short time. ]

In the 1900 Pickens County Census James Carver and family is shown as living in "Raleigh Precinct".

"GORDO AREA HISTORY AND CHRONICLES", CENTENNIAL 1901 - 2001
In the spring of 1898, among existing businesses was Carver and Kirk [believe it was Green Carver and one of his sons-in-law]. In December of 1900, Gordo was incorporated and the first town government was elected April 1,1901. One of the first councilmen was GREEN CARVER.

"The West Alabamian", 1892: July - Campaign Committees are: Raleigh: F.P. Martin, J.K.P. Martin, Andrew Cole, Early Kirk and J.M. Carver.

"The West Alabamian", 1899; Mr. R. Early Kirk died Dec 10 and was interred aat the family burial ground, about eight miles south. He was one of the best businessmen of Gordo and a leading member of the firm of Carver & Kirk.

"Gordo Enterprise", 1900; It is said that Commissioner James M. Carver and family will soon move to Gordo.

1900 - J.M. Carver of Raleigh has bought our Mr. M.E. Kirk's part in the store of the firm of Carver and Kirk and the style of the firm will be Green Carver and Son.

"The Alabama Alliance", 1900; Rev. J.M. Carver is moving from Raleigh to Gordo. Green and Marion Patric are moving into R.B. Bailey's place, and R.B. Bailey will move to the Rev J. M. Carver's place.

March 1901: Gordo was ravaged by fire with many businesses burning and the contents therein being destroyed. The house of L.D. Elrod and occupied by Carver and Son was next caught (after about 6 or 7 other businesses) which contained an immense stock of general merchandise, carloads of flour, corn and dry goods. Only about a fourth of the stock was saved.

"Gordo Enterprise" 1902; The Municipal election last monday resulted as follows: Mayor, A.F. Bell; Councilmen: W. S. Carver, S. Crawford, H.H. Propst and J.F. Strickland

"The West Alabamian", 1903; August - Thee were several strangers prospecting for homes near Gordo last week. Some have aleady invested in land near town. We attribute this boom in real estate to the Gordo High ASchool which will open Sept 14, under the management of Prof McKenzie. We redict one hundred or more pupils to be enrolled the first day. Strangers are in town looking for board and we will not let them go away for lack of accommodations. Several more new dwelling houses are needed near Gordo. Rev. J. M. Carver will soon erect another cottage home on the vacant lot west of Hanson's residence.

Rev. J. M. Carver suffered from acute dementia in his last years and was a patient at Bryce Mental Hospital and in fact died there.

More About JAMES MONROE CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Church Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Cause of Death: DIED OF HEART ATTACK
Comment 1: 1900, in census, found in Raleigh precinct (near Liberty Church)
Comment 4: 1900, in census, a niece Rebecca Carver lived with his household
Comment 5: 1900, in census, a nephew Lester lived with his household
Comment 6: 1900, in census, his son Andrew J. still lived in household
Comment 7: owned General Store CARVER AND SONS in Gordo, AL
Fact 1: WELL KNOWN BAPTIST PREACHER IN THE SOUTH
Fact 2: OWNED LUMBER AND SAW MILLS AND OWNED GENERAL STORE WITH SONS
Fact 3: 1932, BURIED AT LIBERTY PRIM BAPT CHURCH CEMETERY
Fact 4: 03 Aug 1896, ELECTED AS COMMISSIONER OF DISTRICT 4, PICKENS CO., ALA
Fact 5: 1897, LIVED IN RALEIGH COMMUNITY, PICKENS CO, ALA
Fact 6: 1870, MARRIED A WIDOW, 11 YEARS HIS SENIOR
Fact 7: 1908, ELECTED COMMISSIONER OF 1ST DISTRICT, PICKENS CO
Fact 8: 1912, RE-ELECTED TO 1ST DISTRICT COMMISSIONER
Fact 9: 1900, PROBABLY MOVED TO GORDO AROUND THIS DATE
Fact 10: May 1879, JOINED LIBERTY CHURCH BY LETTER
Fact 11: Nov 1880, J.M. CARVER JOINED LIBERTY CH BY EXPERIENCE
Fact 12: Mar 1881, J.M. CARVER IS CLERK OF LIBERTY CHURCH
Medical Information: SIZE OF HAT: 7 1/8; SHOE SIZE: 10; SIZE OF SHIRT: 16 1/2 COLLAR

Notes for HANNAH SALENIA LOVE:
Descendants often spoke of Hannah Salenia's love of "fine things" and cited her collection of cut glass, silver, etc. Upon her death, her youngest son took such things to his house for 'safe-keeping' and none of the other children rec'd anything.

More About HANNAH SALENIA LOVE:
Burial: Liberty Church Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Cause of Death: DIED OF T.B.
Comment 1: 1870, Thirty yrs old when married to J. Carver
Fact 1: MARRIED FIRST TO MAN NAMED PRESCOTT
Fact 2: PRESCOTT KILLED IN CIVIL WAR
Fact 3: eleven years older than Jim Carver, her husband

More About JAMES CARVER and HANNAH LOVE:
Marriage: 26 Dec 1870, PICKENS CO., ALA

Children of JAMES CARVER and HANNAH LOVE are:
11. i. ROBERT GREEN5 CARVER, b. 05 Jun 1873, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 30 Jun 1940, PICKENS CO., ALA.
12. ii. MARY LOU CARVER, b. 29 Dec 1874, PICKENS CO., ALA.
13. iii. WILLIAM STANFORD CARVER, b. 15 Mar 1877, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 06 Aug 1943.
14. iv. REBECCA ELIZABETH CARVER, b. 06 Nov 1878, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 19 Oct 1945, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
15. v. ANDREW JACKSON "COLE" CARVER, b. 05 Aug 1881, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 14 Jun 1970, Pickens County, AL.


4. NANCY EDNA4 CARVER (GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 11 Mar 1853 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 14 Dec 1903 in PICKENS CO., ALA. She married TOM GARDNER.

More About NANCY EDNA CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: BURIED T LIBERTY CEMETERY, PICKENS CO, ALA

More About TOM GARDNER:
Fact 1: After wife died, he moved away from area.

Child of NANCY CARVER and TOM GARDNER is:
i. JIM GREEN5 GARDNER.


5. ANN ELIZABETH4 CARVER (GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Jan 1866 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 19 Oct 1898 in PICKENS CO., ALA. She married WILLIAM RUFUS JORDAN 07 Jan 1889 in PICKENS CO., ALA, son of ELBERT JORDAN and MARY HOUSTON. He was born 06 Mar 1855 in Gordo, Pickens Co., Ala, and died 28 Oct 1908 in 28 Oct 1908.

More About ANN ELIZABETH CARVER:
Burial: liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., Ala
Cause of Death: MALARIA FEVER
Fact 1: BURIED AT LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, PICKENS CO
Fact 2: died at age 32 of malaria fever

More About WILLIAM RUFUS JORDAN:
Cause of Death: PNeumonia
Fact 1: BURIED AT LIBERTY PRIM BAPT CHURCH CEMETERY

More About WILLIAM JORDAN and ANN CARVER:
Marriage: 07 Jan 1889, PICKENS CO., ALA

Children of ANN CARVER and WILLIAM JORDAN are:
i. WILLIAM HARVEY5 JORDAN, b. 13 Nov 1889, PICKENs Co., Ala; d. 16 Feb 1917, PICKENs Co., Ala; m. IDA MAE.

More About WILLIAM HARVEY JORDAN:
Fact 1: HAD ARM CUT OFF IN SAW MILL ACCIDENT
Fact 2: NEVER MARRIED
Fact 3: fatal forestry accident, age 28
Fact 4: buried AT LIBERTY CEMETERY, PICKENS CO.

16. ii. AMANDA FLORENCE JORDAN, b. 03 Feb 1892, GORDO, ALA; d. 22 Mar 1977, NORTHPORT, ALA.
17. iii. JOHN BRYANT JORDAN, b. 18 Jan 1894, GORDO, ALA; d. 05 Jan 1954, MONTGOMERY, ALA.
iv. JAMES ELBERT JORDAN, b. 12 Jul 1895; d. 17 Aug 1940, COVINGTON, ALA.


6. SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER (GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 11 Oct 1867 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 19 Dec 1938 in PICKENS CO., ALA. She married ROBERT BRADSHAW BAILEY 19 Jan 1888 in Pickens County, AL, son of LAWRENCE BAILEY and ANNIE BOON. He was born 21 Mar 1866 in PIckens County, AL, and died 23 Nov 1945 in pICkens County, AL.

Notes for SARAH JANE/SALLY CARVER:

My uncles, Thomas Edgar Noland and Cayce Noland, sons of Lizzie Carver Noland, told me that Sallie Carver Bailey, their aunt, lived across the street from Lizzie. Apparently, Sallie's son-in-law Dr. Kirk, gave her a great deal of paragoric [an addictive pain killer]. At any rate, when the boys needed a little spending money, they would crawl under Aunt Sallie's house and retrieve paragoric bottles to sell. They were 'returnable' at the drug store. Sallie apparently threw them under the house when she finished with them. Grandmother learned what they were doing and forbade them to do it again. Uncle Dutch said that when Sallie died, there was a "mountain" of paragoric bottles under her house. And that was after the boys had taken many, many bottles from beneath the house.

Uncle Cayce said that Sallie was "such fun" to be around. She had a great sense of humor, laughed and kidded the children. She had flaming red hair. (inherited from the Carvers, no doubt).


More About SARAH JANE/SALLY CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: BURIED AT LIBERTY PRIM BAPT CHURCH CEMETERY
Fact 2: SALLY WAS A "FIREBALL"
Fact 3: DIPPED SNUFF (AND MAYBE OTHER THINGS)
Fact 4: WAS RED HEADED

Notes for ROBERT BRADSHAW BAILEY:
Believe that this is the brother-in-law that was in business with James Monroe Carver with the general store.

More About ROBERT BRADSHAW BAILEY:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: buried at Liberty Church Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 2: named after Rev. R. Bradshaw, who presided over L.D. & Annie's marraige
Fact 3: Proprietor of Cloverdale Stock and Poultry Farm, Rt 2, Gordo, AL
Fact 4: Played the violin/fiddle

More About ROBERT BAILEY and SARAH CARVER:
Marriage: 19 Jan 1888, Pickens County, AL

Children of SARAH CARVER and ROBERT BAILEY are:
18. i. LOIS JEAN "BOBIE"5 BAILEY, b. 19 Feb 1889, PICKENS CO., ALA; d. 16 Dec 1958, PICKENS CO., ALA.
19. ii. HURLEY MARTIN BAILEY, b. 29 Nov 1891, Pickens County, AL; d. 31 Jan 1973, Pickens County, AL.
20. iii. MATTIE GERTRUDE "BEP" BAILEY, b. 30 Mar 1893, Pickens County, AL; d. 22 Feb 1983, PICKENS CO., ALA.
iv. HERMAN CARVER BAILEY, b. 20 Jul 1895, Pickens County, AL; d. 11 Oct 1918, France (WWI).

More About HERMAN CARVER BAILEY:
Fact 1: DIED IN WWI
Fact 2: buried AT LIBERTY CEMETERY, PICKENS CO, ALA
Fact 3: Private in 323rd Infantry, Serial #3206981

21. v. ANNIE KATE BAILEY, b. 12 May 1897.
22. vi. MARY EDNA "RED" BAILEY, b. 23 Feb 1903, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL; d. 28 Jul 1987, Northport, AL.


7. MARY ELLEN/MOLLIE4 CARVER (GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 03 Dec 1871 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 07 Sep 1945 in Pickens Co., Ala. She married (1) ROBERT EARLY KIRK 02 Jan 1890 in PICKENS CO., ALA. He died 10 Dec 1899. She married (2) JOHN HENRY DANIEL 27 Jun 1901 in PICKENS CO., ALA. He died Abt. 1940.

Notes for MARY ELLEN/MOLLIE CARVER:
In 1900 census, Mary Carver Kirk is found living in Gordo precinct. Listed in household is: Mary Kirk, head of household
Nannie Kirk, dau
Mattie Kirk, dau
Green Carver, father
Sarah E. Strickland, aunt
They lived next to household of Arthur Kirk and family, including his brother, Albert Kirk.

More About MARY ELLEN/MOLLIE CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: BURIED AT LIBERTY PRIM BAPT CHURCH CEMETERY
Fact 2: kept house for her nephew after his wife died

More About ROBERT EARLY KIRK:
Fact 1: fatal vehicle accident; killed by truck at age 36
Fact 2: buried AT LIBERTY CEMETERY, PICKENS CO, ALA

More About ROBERT KIRK and MARY CARVER:
Marriage: 02 Jan 1890, PICKENS CO., ALA
Marriage date: one record says they married: December 31, 1889

More About JOHN HENRY DANIEL:
Fact 1: WAS DEPUTY SHERIFF IN WILCOX CO, ALA
Fact 2: KILLED IN LINE OF DUTY THERE

More About JOHN DANIEL and MARY CARVER:
Marriage: 27 Jun 1901, PICKENS CO., ALA

Children of MARY CARVER and ROBERT KIRK are:
23. i. NANCY MARY "NANNIE MAE)5 KIRK, b. 24 Jan 1891; d. 1976.
ii. MARTHA "MATTIE" VIOLA KIRK, b. 16 Jul 1894; d. 1976; m. WILLIAM CASWELL "TED" MARTIN.

More About MARTHA "MATTIE" VIOLA KIRK:
Fact 1: HAD NO CHILDREN

More About WILLIAM CASWELL "TED" MARTIN:
Fact 1: OWNER OF MARTIN BROTHERS LUMBER CO.
Fact 2: married granddaughter of Green Carver
Fact 3: lived in Raleigh Community, close to Liberty Church
Fact 4: had no children
Fact 5: co-owner of Martin Bros Lumber Co


Child of MARY CARVER and JOHN DANIEL is:
24. iii. HURDIS LEON5 DANIEL, b. 05 Feb 1906.


Generation No. 3

8. MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER (JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 Oct 1876 in PICKens Co., Ala, and died 11 Oct 1933 in PICKens Co., Ala. She married HARRIS H. SNIDER Abt. 1892. He was born 1873, and died 1952.

More About MAGGIE EDNA CARVER:
Burial: LIBERTY CEMETERY, PICKENS CO., AL
Comment 1: 1900, father was dec'd, and mother remarried
Comment 2: 1900, maggie was already married
Fact 1: BURIED AT LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, PICKENS CO

More About HARRIS SNIDER and MAGGIE CARVER:
Marriage: Abt. 1892

Children of MAGGIE CARVER and HARRIS SNIDER are:
i. SILAS6 SNIDER, b. 1893, Pickens Co., AL; d. 1979; m. JANIE MYRTLE HOOD.
25. ii. DOSHIE LEE SNIDER, b. 1896, Pickens Co., AL; d. 1958.
26. iii. SARAH ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" SNIDER, b. 1899, Pickens Co., AL.
iv. MATTIE SNIDER, b. 1902; d. 1997; m. CHARLES W. GAY; b. 1906; d. 1981.
27. v. JOSEPH BRYANT SNIDER, b. 1903; d. 1979.
28. vi. MINNIE SNIDER, b. 1905; d. 1973.
29. vii. ROMAN SNIDER, b. 1909; d. 1986.
30. viii. FLORA RAE SNIDER, b. 1912; d. 1951.
31. ix. EMMETT SNIDER, b. 1914; d. 1958.
x. HARM JEWEL SNIDER, b. 1918; d. 1919.


9. REBECCA PARRIE5 CARVER (JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 10 Jan 1878 in PICKens Co., Ala, and died 12 Dec 1968 in PICKens Co., Ala. She married STEPHEN RICHARD LANCASTER Aft. 1900, son of STEPHEN PINKLEY LANCASTER.

More About REBECCA PARRIE CARVER:
Comment 1: 1900, census showed that she was living in household of uncle, James M. Carver
Comment 2: 1900, father was dec'd, and mother remarried
Fact 1: CALLED "PARRIE" CARVER
Fact 2: BURIED IN GORDO CEMETERY, GORDO, ALA

More About STEPHEN LANCASTER and REBECCA CARVER:
Marriage: Aft. 1900

Children of REBECCA CARVER and STEPHEN LANCASTER are:
32. i. BERTHA6 LANCASTER, d. MONTGOMERY, ALA.
33. ii. OPAL LANCASTER.
34. iii. BERNICE OTTICE LANCASTER.


10. JOSEPH LESTER5 CARVER (JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 20 Sep 1879 in PICKens Co., Ala, and died 21 Jun 1943 in TUSCALOOSA, ALA. He married LUCILE DAVIS 04 Oct 1911 in TUSCALOOSA, ALA. She was born 26 Aug 1886, and died 13 Jun 1960 in TUSCALOOSA, ALA.

More About JOSEPH LESTER CARVER:
Comment 1: 1900, census showed that he was living in household of uncle, James M. Carver
Comment 2: 1900, father was dec'd, and mother remarried
Fact 1: BURIED AT EVERGREEN CEMETERY, TUSCALOOSA, ALA
Fact 2: MERCHANT IN TUSCALOOSA

More About JOSEPH CARVER and LUCILE DAVIS:
Marriage: 04 Oct 1911, TUSCALOOSA, ALA

Children of JOSEPH CARVER and LUCILE DAVIS are:
i. JOSEPH LESTER6 CARVER.

More About JOSEPH LESTER CARVER:
Fact 1: WAS POSTMASTER IN TUSCALOOSA, ALA

ii. CECIL CARVER.

More About CECIL CARVER:
Fact 1: HAD INSURANCE COMPANY IN TUSCALOOSA, ALA


11. ROBERT GREEN5 CARVER (JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 Jun 1873 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 30 Jun 1940 in PICKENS CO., ALA. He married ROSA VERONA LANCASTER 11 Jan 1899 in PICKENS CO., ALA, daughter of PINK LANCASTER and MARTHA VICK. She was born 13 Oct 1880 in Pickens County, AL, and died 04 Dec 1949 in Pickens Co., Ala.

Notes for ROBERT GREEN CARVER:
note: In the same cemetery where Robert Green Carver is buried, lies the grave of Mrs. R. H. Carver, b. march 5, 1842, d. Feb 4, 1918. I have no idea who this person might be.

Robert Green Carver worked at General Store called "Carver and Sons" which went bankrupt because they gave credit to too many people and weren't paid back.

More About ROBERT GREEN CARVER:
Burial: Gordo Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL

More About ROSA VERONA LANCASTER:
Burial: Gordo Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL

More About ROBERT CARVER and ROSA LANCASTER:
Marriage: 11 Jan 1899, PICKENS CO., ALA

Children of ROBERT CARVER and ROSA LANCASTER are:
i. DONA MAE6 CARVER.
ii. NAOMI GAY CARVER.
iii. FRONA RAYE CARVER.

Notes for FRONA RAYE CARVER:
Around 1980, Frona was murdered in her apartment in Washington, DC. The murderer was never caught.

More About FRONA RAYE CARVER:
Fact 1: Abt. 1980, murdered in her apartment in Washington, DC

iv. JAMES PHILLIP CARVER, b. 23 Feb 1901, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 10 Nov 1901, Pickens Co., Ala.

More About JAMES PHILLIP CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL


12. MARY LOU5 CARVER (JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 29 Dec 1874 in PICKENS CO., ALA. She married SAMUEL R. JONES 18 Nov 1894 in PICKENS CO., ALA.

More About SAMUEL JONES and MARY CARVER:
Marriage: 18 Nov 1894, PICKENS CO., ALA

Children of MARY CARVER and SAMUEL JONES are:
i. ROBERT6 JONES.
ii. CECIL JONES.
iii. LEON JONES.
iv. EMMETT JONES.
v. JAMES L. JONES, b. 15 Sep 1895; m. LEMMIE DANIEL.
vi. MATTIE JONES, b. 08 Aug 1898.
vii. ANDREW S JONES, b. 01 May 1900.


13. WILLIAM STANFORD5 CARVER (JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 15 Mar 1877 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 06 Aug 1943. He married (1) MATTIE AKINS. She was born 25 Aug 1874, and died 21 May 1917 in Pickens Co., AL. He married (2) ETTA MCGHEE 22 Jan 1901 in PICKENS CO., ALA.

More About WILLIAM STANFORD CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: Buried at Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 2: worked at Carver & Sons store with brother and father
Fact 3: Store went bankrupt when people rec'ing credit, refused to pay bills

More About WILLIAM CARVER and ETTA MCGHEE:
Marriage: 22 Jan 1901, PICKENS CO., ALA

Children of WILLIAM CARVER and ETTA MCGHEE are:
i. ARCHIE STEWART6 CARVER.

Notes for ARCHIE STEWART CARVER:
Stewart Carver lived in Tuscaloosa, AL most of his adult life.

ii. IRMA CARVER, b. 01 Apr 1905, pickens Co., AL; d. 18 Jul 1933, Pickens Co., AL; m. ____________ JAMES.

More About IRMA CARVER:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: died of leukemia

iii. JAMES WILLIAM CARVER.


14. REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER (JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)6 was born 06 Nov 1878 in Pickens Co., Ala, and died 19 Oct 1945 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She married JOHN THOMAS NOLAND7 03 Jan 1900 in Pickens Co., Ala, son of PHILIP NOLAND and ANNIE STAPP. He was born 30 Mar 1875 in Pickens Co., Ala, and died 23 Jun 1951 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Notes for REBECCA ELIZABETH CARVER:
Lizzie died of ruptured colon complications. Had red hair and hazel eyes. Her father was a preacher, well known in the South.



More About REBECCA ELIZABETH CARVER:
Burial: Gordo Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL
Cause of Death: ruptured colon complications
Fact 1: HAD RED HAIR, HAZEL EYES
Medical Information:

Notes for JOHN THOMAS NOLAND:
John Thomas Noland, orphaned as a teen-ager when his father died. At age 23, working at Bryce Mental Hospital in Tuscaloosa. In 1903, he was appointed postmaster of Mabel, Ala near his childhood home. In Gordo, James Carver (his father-in-law) built them two houses on "Carver Road". Tom had a problem with a morphine addition for awhile. Owned a cotton and fertilizer warehouse until it burned down ca 1922. Tom had no insurance on the warehouse and family suffered financial woes thereafter. At other times, owned a cleaning establishment, a cafe, etc. Children said he was "self-centered and spoiled". His older sons all left home very young due to father's abusiveness. Easily depressed and suicidal. Finally was committed to Bryce Mental Hospital in Tuscaloosa to halt suicide attempts. Buried at Gordo Cemetery,
Gordo, Ala.

Note: In the same cemetery where John Thomas Noland is buried lies a grave for: Sam M. Noland, b. Feb 2, 1902, d. Feb 20, 1968. I do not know how this individual fits into the Noland line.

COPY OF LETTER POSTMARKED TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOV 22, 1897; ADDRESSED TO MISS LIZIE CARVER, RALEIGH, PICKENS COUNTY, ALABAMA

Miss Lizzie Carver

Dear Friend:

I will try after so long a time to write you a few lines, but I feel like it is useless for me to be writing to you for I know you have forgotten me and care nothing for me, but I am so lonely here on the hall that I have to do something to pass off the time and I am sure there is only one way I could pass off the time better than writing to you and that is to be with you and it seems that I will never have the chance to be with you again for I know you could come up here and stay awhile if you would and if you cared anything for me I'm sure you would. I'm sure there is nothing that would afford me more pleasure than to be with you but if you have foresaken me I will make the best of it I can.

Lizzie, I am not satisfied here by any means and I don't know that it would be any better at home, or anywhere else for you have said you would not have a boy that worked at the hospital. But I knew it before I came here and I sometimes wish that I had taken your advice and never come to this place for I know I placed myself where my life will never be any pleasure to me.

I had jut about as soon be dead as to live as I am living.

Lizzie, tonight eleven weeks ago I was with you althugh it seems almost like a lifetime with me. But I guess the time has been pleasantly spent with you, or at least I hope so.

Lizzie, you told me when I was with you last that you was coming up about the first of November and stay a month. But I guess you forgotten it, or won't come because I am here.

Lizzie, I guess you went to Union today it was such a beautiful day, and I hope passed off the time much pleasanter than I have for the day has seemed almost a week long to me.

Lizzie, I wish you could be here next Sunday. I will be off duty and I would love to talk with you once more.

Well, I will have to close as it is about locking up time and I am about half sick anyway with the headache.

Lizzie, please come up as soon as you get this and stay until Christmas. Bring your fellow with you if you can't come without him. I guess I will spend a day or two at home Christmas if nothing happens. I mentioned it to Mr. Crawford today and today he said he would let me off a few days.

I didn't close when I said I would but I will now, hoping to see you soon.

Write if it suits you. So, bye-bye.

Thomas Noland

P.S. Lizzie, I was about to forget to tell you that I have had some pictures made and if the hawks are bothering your chickens, I will send you one.
Goodnight, sweet dreams. J.T.N. (Please come)

Note: The hospital he refers to in his letter is Bryce Hospital - where he eventually died.

On January 3, 1900 John Thomas Noland and Rebecca Elizabeth Carver were married in Pickens County. Her wedding dress was a beautiful satin and lace creation with many, many tiny buttons down the back. They moved to Gordo where her father and grandfather built them a home on Carver Road. The dress was stored in a trunk which was stored at house after John Thomas died. Apparently, the tenants living in the house later stole the dress for it disappeared out of the trunk



More About JOHN THOMAS NOLAND:
Burial: Gordo Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL
Cause of Death: complications from removal of foot due to hardening of the arteries.
Fact 1: 1898, At age 23, working at Bryce Mental Hospital in Tuscaloosa
Fact 2: 1903, appointed postmaster of Mabel, Ala.
Fact 3: 1910, In Gordo, James Carver built them two houses on "Carver Road"
Fact 4: Had a problem with a Morphine addiction for awhile
Fact 5: 1920, Owned a cotton and fertilizer warehouse until it burned down ca 1922
Fact 6: at other times owned a cleaning establishment, a cafe, etc
Fact 7: Children said he was "self centered" and "spoiled".
Fact 8: His older sons all left home very young due to father's abusiveness
Fact 9: Easily depressed and suicidal
Fact 10: Finally was committed to Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa
Fact 11: BURIED AT GORDO CEMETERY, GORDO, ALA
Fact 12: HAD DARK HAIR AND BLUE EYES
Fact 13: 03 Jan 1900, Married Rebecca Carver
Medical Information: Tom had suicidal tendencies and was easily depressed; had blue eyes, dark hair. Heart problems; dipped snuff; amputation due to circulation; died from gangrene complications

More About JOHN NOLAND and REBECCA CARVER:
Marriage: 03 Jan 1900, Pickens Co., Ala

Children of REBECCA CARVER and JOHN NOLAND are:
i. JAMES PHILIP6 NOLAND, b. 03 Aug 1900, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 04 Aug 1900, Pickens Co., Ala.

More About JAMES PHILIP NOLAND:
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: DIED AS NEWBORN INFANT
Fact 2: BURIED AT LIBERTY CEMETERY, PICKENS CO, ALA

ii. MABEL OPHELIA NOLAND, b. 04 Oct 1901, Pickens Co., Ala; d. Apr 1975, Tuscaloosa, Ala; m. FELIX E WOODWARD, 16 Oct 1926, Birmingham, AL; d. 1936, Birmingham, AL.

Notes for MABEL OPHELIA NOLAND:
Mabel had red hair and hazel eyes. Called 'Red' by her family and friends. After she left home, she went to work for an attorney in Birmingham, AL. She married Felix Woodward. They had a daughter that died as an infant. Felix died shortly thereafter. When WWII began, Mabel went to work for the Civil Service in Virginia. She was the secretary of General Mark Clark in Norfolk following WWII. She worked for the civil service until she retired in 1965. She never remarried. In 1965, she moved to Tuscaloosa and bought a house. She lived there until she died of bone cancer in 1975. As the oldest in the Noland family, she was the domineering one. She helped everyone in her family financially many times. At one point in her life, she drank to excess but overcame that. She seemingly disliked her father, John Thomas Noland, intensely. Primarily because of the way he treated her mother, Lizzie Carver, the whole time she was growing up. After the death of her mother and after several suicide attempts on the part of her father, she had him put into an institution where he died.

More About MABEL OPHELIA NOLAND:
Burial: Tuscaloosa, Ala
Cause of Death: Bone Cancer
Fact 1: had red hair/ called "red" by her friends & family
Fact 2: worked for civil service large part of life
Fact 3: had daughter die as an infant
Fact 4: living in Birmingham when widowed
Fact 5: retired from civil service/moved to Tuscaloosa, AL
Fact 6: died of bone cancer
Medical Information: also had cancer of the breast earlier and had a breast removed; at one time, had a drinking problem.

More About FELIX WOODWARD and MABEL NOLAND:
Marriage: 16 Oct 1926, Birmingham, AL

35. iii. CURTIS HENLEY NOLAND, b. 31 Oct 1903, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 06 Apr 1959, Northport, Ala.
36. iv. SAMUEL CAYCE NOLAND, b. 04 Feb 1905, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 30 May 1976, Warner Robins, GA.
37. v. THOMAS EDGAR NOLAND, b. 22 Aug 1907, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 20 Dec 1980, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
38. vi. MELBA ELIZABETH NOLAND, b. 03 Nov 1911, Gordo, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 17 Jun 1965, Wharton, Texas.
vii. OVELLA MAY NOLAND, b. 16 May 1915, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 02 Aug 1918, Pickens Co., Ala.

More About OVELLA MAY NOLAND:
Cause of Death: colitis when a small child

39. viii. HAROLD BURTON NOLAND, b. 10 Aug 1919, Pickens Co., Ala; d. 30 Jun 1948, Berlin, Germany.
40. ix. GERALD HERSCHEL NOLAND, b. 14 Feb 1922, Gordo, AL; d. 15 May 1991, California.


15. ANDREW JACKSON "COLE"5 CARVER (JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 Aug 1881 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 14 Jun 1970 in Pickens County, AL. He married ALMA KNOX 29 Nov 1905 in PICKENS CO., ALA. She was born 20 Jul 1886 in Pickens County, AL, and died 09 Mar 1967 in Pickens County, AL.

More About ANDREW JACKSON "COLE" CARVER:
Burial: Gordo Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 1: NAMED FOR PRIMITIVE BAPTIST PREACHER

More About ALMA KNOX:
Burial: Gordo Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL

More About ANDREW CARVER and ALMA KNOX:
Marriage: 29 Nov 1905, PICKENS CO., ALA

Children of ANDREW CARVER and ALMA KNOX are:
i. SELENA BEATRICE6 CARVER, b. 22 Sep 1906.
ii. HILLMAN CARVER.


16. AMANDA FLORENCE5 JORDAN (ANN ELIZABETH4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 03 Feb 1892 in GORDO, ALA, and died 22 Mar 1977 in NORTHPORT, ALA. She married JOSEPH NANCE SHEPHERD.

Child of AMANDA JORDAN and JOSEPH SHEPHERD is:
i. JOSEPH RUFUS6 SHEPHERD, b. 24 Jun 1914.

More About JOSEPH RUFUS SHEPHERD:
Fact 1: PLAYED FOOTBALL AT UNIV OF ALABAMA
Fact 2: CAREER U.S. ARMY OFFICER
Fact 3: RETIRED AS COLONEL
Fact 4: LIVED IN KNOXVILLE, TN
Fact 5: HAD DAU NAMED SUSAN


17. JOHN BRYANT5 JORDAN (ANN ELIZABETH4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 18 Jan 1894 in GORDO, ALA, and died 05 Jan 1954 in MONTGOMERY, ALA. He married LEONA ESTELLE SANDERS 29 Mar 1921 in Aliceville, Alabama, daughter of JOSEPH SANDERS and ALICE STAPP. She was born 21 May 1899 in Garden, Pickens Co., Ala, and died 31 Dec 1929 in Gordo, Pickens Co., Ala.

More About JOHN BRYANT JORDAN:
Burial: Garden Cemetery, Aliceville, Ala
Comment 1: Was a veterinarian
Fact 1: AUNT MOLLIE (CARVER) KEPT HOUSE FOR JOHN JORDAN
Fact 2: THIS WAS AFTER HIS WIFE DIED.
Fact 3: HIS SMALL CHILDREN WERE LIVING WITH OTHER RELATIVES.
Fact 4: His house, on Carver Road, in Gordo was close to Noland's home
Fact 5: And across the street from Green Carver's house

More About LEONA ESTELLE SANDERS:
Burial: Garden Cemetery, Aliceville, Ala
Fact 1: LEONA DIED WHEN CHILDREN WERE VERY YOUNG
Fact 2: WILLIAM LIVED WITH HIS AUNT FLORENCE
Fact 3: JAMES ERSKINE AND GLEN SANDERS LIVED WITH THEIR MATERNAL GR-MOTHER
Fact 4: JOHN BRYANT, JR. LIVED WITH HIS MATERNAL AUNT

More About JOHN JORDAN and LEONA SANDERS:
Marriage: 29 Mar 1921, Aliceville, Alabama

Children of JOHN JORDAN and LEONA SANDERS are:
41. i. WILLIAM DITMER6 JORDAN, b. 05 Feb 1922, Selma, Dallas Co., Ala.
ii. JAMES ERSKINE JORDAN, b. 1924, Gordo, Alabama; m. BARBARA BRIDGES, 27 Jul 1980, Gordo, AL.

More About JAMES JORDAN and BARBARA BRIDGES:
Marriage: 27 Jul 1980, Gordo, AL

iii. JOHN BRYANT JORDAN, JR., b. 19 Apr 1929, Gordo, Alabama; d. 18 Jan 1985, Birmingham, AL; m. BETTY JO GILLILAND, Abt. 1958, Fulton, Mississippi.

More About JOHN BRYANT JORDAN, JR.:
Burial: Garden Cemetery, Aliceville, Ala

More About JOHN JORDAN and BETTY GILLILAND:
Marriage: Abt. 1958, Fulton, Mississippi

iv. GLEN SANDERS JORDAN, b. 1925, Gordo, Alabama; m. PATSY RUTH RANKIN, 14 Oct 1951, Meridian, Mississippi.

More About GLEN JORDAN and PATSY RANKIN:
Marriage: 14 Oct 1951, Meridian, Mississippi


18. LOIS JEAN "BOBIE"5 BAILEY (SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 19 Feb 1889 in PICKENS CO., ALA, and died 16 Dec 1958 in PICKENS CO., ALA. She married JAMES R. KIRK 23 Dec 1908 in Pickens County, AL.

More About JAMES KIRK and LOIS BAILEY:
Marriage: 23 Dec 1908, Pickens County, AL

Children of LOIS BAILEY and JAMES KIRK are:
42. i. JAMES EARLY "JESSI"6 KIRK, d. 21 Apr 1986, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL.
43. ii. EUGENE KIRK, b. 11 May 1911; d. 01 Dec 1934.


19. HURLEY MARTIN5 BAILEY (SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 29 Nov 1891 in Pickens County, AL, and died 31 Jan 1973 in Pickens County, AL. He married MINNIE L. LANCASTER 22 Nov 1915 in Pickens County, AL, daughter of JIM LANCASTER and MARTHA BALLARD.

More About HURLEY BAILEY and MINNIE LANCASTER:
Marriage: 22 Nov 1915, Pickens County, AL

Children of HURLEY BAILEY and MINNIE LANCASTER are:
44. i. MILDRED FRANK6 BAILEY.
45. ii. ROBERT DOUGLAS BAILEY.


20. MATTIE GERTRUDE "BEP"5 BAILEY (SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 30 Mar 1893 in Pickens County, AL, and died 22 Feb 1983 in PICKENS CO., ALA. She married ALBERT T. KIRK, son of JOHN KIRK and EUGENIA CRIMM. He was born 30 Dec 1877.

Notes for MATTIE GERTRUDE "BEP" BAILEY:
Aunt Mabel Noland Woodward took me to visit Bip Bailey Kirk in 1966 to talk about the Carvers.
The only thing that stands out in my mind was the vast confusion on my part as to the many, many marriages between the Carvers, Kirks, Lancasters, etc. Still don't have them straightened out to this day.

More About ALBERT T. KIRK:
Fact 1: ALBERT WAS A DOCTOR
Fact 2: Practiced in Pickens Co., AL
Fact 3: 1902, graduated from University of Tenn.
Fact 4: 1903, Internship in New Orleans
Fact 5: "Horse & buggy doctor" in Kirk community
Fact 6: retired from practice in 1959

Children of MATTIE BAILEY and ALBERT KIRK are:
46. i. PEGGY6 KIRK.
ii. ALBERT THOMAS KIRK, JR..
iii. JOHN ROBERT KIRK.


21. ANNIE KATE5 BAILEY (SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 12 May 1897. She married SAM HOOD BALL.

More About ANNIE KATE BAILEY:
Fact 2: Samuel H. Ball & Annie Katie lived in Florence, AL

Child of ANNIE BAILEY and SAM BALL is:
i. JOE HOOD6 BALL.


22. MARY EDNA "RED"5 BAILEY (SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 23 Feb 1903 in Gordo, Pickens Co., AL, and died 28 Jul 1987 in Northport, AL. She married (1) LAWRENCE DUANE MARBLE 12 Jun 1928 in Reform, AL, son of DUANE MARBLE and MAGDALENA KNAPP. She married (2) KENTON MAURICE MARBLE 19 Oct 1937 in Columbus, Mississippi.

More About LAWRENCE DUANE MARBLE:
Fact 1: Buried at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ohio
Fact 2: Occupation: Standard Oil (SOHIO) Salesman
Fact 3: 1945, moved from Ashland to Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Fact 4: cause of death: heart attack

More About LAWRENCE MARBLE and MARY BAILEY:
Marriage: 12 Jun 1928, Reform, AL

More About KENTON MAURICE MARBLE:
Fact 1: buried at Liberty Church Cemetery, Pickens Co., AL
Fact 2: 05 Dec 1942, in WWII U.S. Navy until October 10, 1945
Fact 3: 16 Jan 1932, Hospital Apprentice Second Class at Hosp. Corps School, Portsmouth, VA
Fact 4: Feb 1945, 1st book of Kent's Diary, WWII in the Pacific
Fact 5: 21 Jul 1945, 2nd book of Kent's Diary, WWII in the Pacific
Fact 6: Apr 1946, Proprietor of Tenn. Tree Service, Murfreesboro, TN
Fact 7: Stepfather to Duane Bradshaw & Sybil Annette
Fact 8: cause of death: heart attack

More About KENTON MARBLE and MARY BAILEY:
Marriage: 19 Oct 1937, Columbus, Mississippi

Children of MARY BAILEY and LAWRENCE MARBLE are:
47. i. DUANE BRADSHAW6 MARBLE, b. 10 Apr 1929, Ashland, Ashland Co, Ohio; d. 29 Apr 1958, Ashland, Ashland Co, Ohio.
48. ii. SYBIL ANNETTE MARBLE, b. 06 Jun 1933, Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio; d. 29 Oct 1983, Tampa, Florida.


23. NANCY MARY "NANNIE MAE)5 KIRK (MARY ELLEN/MOLLIE4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 Jan 1891, and died 1976. She married HURDIS THOMSON, son of RICHARD THOMSON and ESTELLE BAILEY.

Notes for NANCY MARY "NANNIE MAE) KIRK:
Interviewed Nannie Kirk Thomson in 1966. As a grand-dau of Green Carver, she told me about the family tradition that the Carvers had left North Carolina from Raleigh, NC and when they settled in Pickens Co., Ala they named the settlement Raleigh. She owned a large chest of drawers which had come to Alabama with the Carvers and it was constructed with pegs instead of nails. Of course, later research would show that the Carvers had lived in Person Co., NC. That is a good distance from Raleigh. However, it is possible that the trek to Alabama had indeed "started" in Raleigh. Whatever the truth of the matter, there was a community called "Raleigh" in Pickens Co., Ala and it was in the vicinity where the Carvers had their land.

Child of NANCY KIRK and HURDIS THOMSON is:
49. i. MARY EDNA6 THOMSON.


24. HURDIS LEON5 DANIEL (MARY ELLEN/MOLLIE4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 Feb 1906. He married BESSIE MIMS in MONROEVILLE, WILCOX CO, ALA.

More About HURDIS DANIEL and BESSIE MIMS:
Marriage: MONROEVILLE, WILCOX CO, ALA

Children of HURDIS DANIEL and BESSIE MIMS are:
i. ELEANOR6 DANIEL.
ii. DOROTHY DANIEL.
iii. MARGARET DANIEL.
iv. JOHN HURDIS DANIEL.
v. TED DANIEL.
vi. RAYMOND ALLEN DANIEL.
vii. DAVID DANIEL.


Generation No. 4

25. DOSHIE LEE6 SNIDER (MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1896 in Pickens Co., AL, and died 1958. She married JOHN GAY CABANISS. He was born 1884, and died 1968.

Children of DOSHIE SNIDER and JOHN CABANISS are:
i. JAMES7 CABANISS.
ii. JACK CABANISS.
iii. ANNIE MAUDE CABANISS.


26. SARAH ELIZABETH "LIZZIE"6 SNIDER (MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1899 in Pickens Co., AL. She married ROBERT ERNEST HARRISON.

Children of SARAH SNIDER and ROBERT HARRISON are:
i. ELAINE7 HARRISON, b. 1919; m. BUNT KIRBY.
ii. MARY LANE HARRISON, b. 1921; d. 1996; m. DAVID HADLEY.
iii. STANCEL HARRISON, b. 1925; d. 1995.
iv. WILLIE MAE HARRISON, b. 1926; m. ROY LEWIS.
v. DALTON LEE HARRISON, b. 1934.
vi. ETHEL LOUISE HARRISON, b. 1936.


27. JOSEPH BRYANT6 SNIDER (MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1903, and died 1979. He married BESSIE LORENA GAY. She was born 1908.

Children of JOSEPH SNIDER and BESSIE GAY are:
50. i. CLAYTON7 SNIDER, b. 1926; d. 1998.
ii. EDNA EMMERINE SNIDER, b. 1927; m. FOX HENDERSON.
iii. ERNIE MARIE SNIDER, b. 1930; m. KNOX MILLER HURST.
iv. CLEO GAY SNIDER, b. 1933; m. JAMES W. STEWART.
v. CLENNON SNIDER, b. 1933.
vi. HELEN RUBY SNIDER, b. 1936; m. BILLY RAY WEBB.
vii. NELLIE JO SNIDER, b. 1937; m. GEORGE PAUL ALEXANDER.


28. MINNIE6 SNIDER (MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1905, and died 1973. She married JOHN WILLIAM FALLON. He was born 1902, and died 1987.

Children of MINNIE SNIDER and JOHN FALLON are:
i. DONALD7 FALLON, b. 1930.
ii. AUDREY FALLON, b. 1925.


29. ROMAN6 SNIDER (MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1909, and died 1986. He married VERA LAYTON.

Children of ROMAN SNIDER and VERA LAYTON are:
i. WILBURN7 SNIDER.
ii. JERRY SNIDER.


30. FLORA RAE6 SNIDER (MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1912, and died 1951. She married ARTHUR GAY.

Children of FLORA SNIDER and ARTHUR GAY are:
i. BOBBY GENE7 GAY, b. 1932.
ii. BILLY JO GAY, b. 1938.


31. EMMETT6 SNIDER (MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1914, and died 1958. He married PEARL WINNINGHAM. She was born 1912.

Child of EMMETT SNIDER and PEARL WINNINGHAM is:
51. i. ROBERT7 SNIDER, b. 1933; d. 1969.


32. BERTHA6 LANCASTER (REBECCA PARRIE5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) died in MONTGOMERY, ALA. She married OSCAR WATKINS.

Children of BERTHA LANCASTER and OSCAR WATKINS are:
i. CARL7 WATKINS.
ii. LARRY WATKINS.


33. OPAL6 LANCASTER (REBECCA PARRIE5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) She married HOWARD BERNARD.

Children of OPAL LANCASTER and HOWARD BERNARD are:
i. GWEN7 BERNARD.
ii. CRAIG BERNARD.


34. BERNICE OTTICE6 LANCASTER (REBECCA PARRIE5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) She married SAMUEL VIRGIL POWELL 17 Jan 1922 in Columbus, Mississippi, son of ANDREW POWELL and MARTHA CURRY. He was born 23 Nov 1889 in Union Community, Pickens Co., AL.

More About SAMUEL VIRGIL POWELL:
Fact 1: lived early at Speeds Mill, Mantua and Union Communities
Fact 2: Operated sawmills
Fact 3: 1933, Moved to Gordo, Alabama

More About SAMUEL POWELL and BERNICE LANCASTER:
Marriage: 17 Jan 1922, Columbus, Mississippi

Children of BERNICE LANCASTER and SAMUEL POWELL are:
i. BERNICE7 POWELL.
ii. SAMUEL POWELL, m. REBECCA MOSS.
iii. GENE POWELL, m. CHRIS ESTES.
iv. JOE POWELL.
v. SABRA POWELL, m. MAX NELSON.
vi. MARY POWELL, m. MAX PARHAM.


35. CURTIS HENLEY6 NOLAND (REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 31 Oct 1903 in Pickens Co., Ala, and died 06 Apr 1959 in Northport, Ala. He married GRACE BRYAN 05 May 1927.

Notes for CURTIS HENLEY NOLAND:
CURTIS HENLEY NOLAND left home early due to an abusive father. He stayed with relatives in Reform and finished high school. While in school, he played football and hurt his back which gave him problems all his life. He worked in sawmills and cutting timber after graduating from high school. He then went to work for Fawcett Bros General Store and worked the rest of his life as a shopkeeper. He and family lived in Northport, Ala most of his life. Curtis was a gentle, kind-hearted man who was well-loved by all who knew him. He was a handsome man with dark hair and a deep dimple in his chin. Curtis died of a heart attack.

More About CURTIS HENLEY NOLAND:
Burial: Tuscaloosa, Ala
Cause of Death: massive heart attack
Fact 1: LEFT HOME EARLY DUE TO CHILD ABUSE
Fact 2: WORKED IN SAWMILLS AND CUTTING TIMBER
Fact 3: MOST OF HIS LIFE, WORKED AS SHOPKEEPER
Fact 4: LIVED IN NORTHPORT, ALA MOST OF LIFE
Fact 5: GENTLE, KIND-HEARTED MAN
Fact 6: WELL-LOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM
Fact 7: died of massive heart attack

More About CURTIS NOLAND and GRACE BRYAN:
Marriage: 05 May 1927

Child of CURTIS NOLAND and GRACE BRYAN is:
52. i. MARTHA CAROLYN7 NOLAND, b. 25 Oct 1934, Electric Mills, Mississippi.


36. SAMUEL CAYCE6 NOLAND (REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 04 Feb 1905 in Pickens Co., Ala, and died 30 May 1976 in Warner Robins, GA. He married MAYME KINDRED 08 Apr 1928 in Saco, Ala.

Notes for SAMUEL CAYCE NOLAND:
Samuel Cayce Noland left home as a teen-ager and joined the Navy due to an abusive father. Cayce had a great sense of humor, loved to hunt and fish above all else. He worked for civil service at a SAC base near Warner Robins, GA where he and his family lived until his death. Cayce died of bone cancer. When growing up, Cayce and his brothers were constantly into mischief. The people in town...in particularly the blacks, who Cayce tormented constantly...referred to them as "them Cayce Nolands'.

More About SAMUEL CAYCE NOLAND:
Burial: Warner Robins, GA
Cause of Death: bone Cancer
Fact 1: lived in Warner Robins, GA most of life
Fact 2: worked at SAC base there
Fact 3: avid hunter and fisherman
Fact 4: great sense of humor
Fact 5: died of bone cancer

More About SAMUEL NOLAND and MAYME KINDRED:
Marriage: 08 Apr 1928, Saco, Ala

Children of SAMUEL NOLAND and MAYME KINDRED are:
53. i. KATHRYN ELIZABETH NOLAND7 (BETTY), b. 08 Jul 1929, Saco, Ala.
54. ii. MARY SUE NOLAND, b. 27 May 1932, Saco, Ala; d. 10 Apr 1994, Ft. Walton, FL.
55. iii. JOHN THOMAS NOLAND (TOMMY), b. 13 May 1936, Saco, Ala; d. 24 Jan 1989.
56. iv. HAROLD WOODWARD NOLAND, b. 27 Jul 1949, Macon, GA.


37. THOMAS EDGAR6 NOLAND (REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 22 Aug 1907 in Pickens Co., Ala, and died 20 Dec 1980 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He married LILUA JONES [SMITH] 11 Jan 1936. She was born 13 Jun 1911 in Gordo, Alabama, and died 09 Mar 2002 in Centreville, AL.

Notes for THOMAS EDGAR NOLAND:
Thomas Edgar Noland was a handsome man and devoted to his family. He and family lived most of his married life in Tuscaloosa, Al, where he was an engineer at a chemical plant. He died of heart failure following back surgery.
He, too, left home early due to an abusive father. When he was unable to join the Navy like his brother, he became a traveling salesman. After his marriage, he operated the Coco-Cola plant in Gordo for a few years. Then he and family moved to Tuscaloosa, AL. 'Dutch' loved to hunt and fish and was a wonderful family man.

His birth name was Thomas Huistis Noland. However, he disliked the name deeply and when he became of age, changed his middle name to Edgar.

OBITUARY
GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR THOMAS E. NOLAND, 73, OF 2415 6TH sT. e., WHO DIED SATURDAY AT WEST ALABAMA GENERAL HOSPITAL, WILL BE AT 2:30 PM TUESDAY AT MEMORY HILL GARDENS WITH THE REV. RAIFORD ETHERTON OFFICIATING. HAYES CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME WILL BE IN CHARGE OF BURIAL HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS. LILUA JONES NOLAND, TUSCALOOSA; A DAUGHER, MRS. JUNE CROWDER, DALLAS, TEXAS; A SON, PHILLIP C. NOLAND, TULSA, OKLA; TWO GRANDCHILDREN. HONORARY PALLBEARERS WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE ALBERTA METHODIST CHURCH, RETIRED AND PRESENT EMPLOYEES OF REICHHOLD CHEMICAL CO., FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS OF WEST ALABAMA GENERAL BAPTIST. HE WAS EMPLOYED BY REICHHOLD CHEMICAL CO FOR MORE THAN 29 YEARS UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA METHODIST CHURCH.

More About THOMAS EDGAR NOLAND:
Burial: Memory Hill Gardens, Tuscaloosa, Ala
Cause of Death: heart failure following surgery on his back
Fact 1: ENGINEER AT REICHHOLD CHEMICAL PLANT
Fact 2: LIVED IN TUSCALOOSA MOST OF MARRIED LIFE
Fact 3: BURIED IN TUSCALOOSA, ALA
Fact 4: died of cardiac arrest following back surgery
Fact 5: avid hunter and fisherman
Fact 6: wonderful father and husband
Fact 7: nicknamed "Dutch" by his family

Notes for LILUA JONES [SMITH]:
Lilua Jones was in Columbus, MS attending beauticians school when she met Clyde Smith. The info I get is this: Clyde and Lilua married in 1930 after it was learned that Lilua was pregnant with her dau June. They never lived together since Clyde left immediately to return to the service. Perhaps he felt bitter that he had been "forced" into marriage...I don't know. At any rate, Lilua returned to Pickens County, AL and her mother's home in Gordo. Her mother and other members of her family decided to have wedding annulled despite the fact that Lilua was pregnant. After June was born, Lilua worked as a beautician in Gordo. Apparently, from information from the Smith family, members of that family remained close to Lilua and June and tried to help. For the first year or so, Clyde ignored the situation and made no attempt to be a part of his daughter's life. In the meantime, Lilua started "seeing" Dutch Noland and married him in 1936. From time to time, Clyde would send money to Lilua to be used for June but Dutch refused it and refused to let Clyde see June. June was raised as Dutch's child and Clyde's name was never mentioned. June was under the impression that Dutch had adopted her. Many years passed and in 1980 Dutch Noland died following surgery on his back. It was about this time that June discovered that she had never been adopted by Dutch, that her legal name was Smith. And, finally, Lilua's son with Dutch...Phillip...was told that June was his half sister, something he had not known. June became very bitter. Then in late 1981, Lilua was contacted by Clyde, himself a widower from Jackson, MS. His sister had seen Dutch's obit in paper. He started to travel to Tuscaloosa to "call" on Lilua. Lilua's children both lived very far away and were in no position to visit her often. She therefore enjoyed Clyde's company. Eventually, June learned that her mother was seeing and spending time with Clyde and the difficulties began. She was furious and refused to meet him. She told her mother that if Clyde was going to be around, she would no longer visit Lilua. Lilua was very distressed. Phillip Noland met Clyde and told his mother that she should see whomever she wished to. June's daughter, Leslie, while visiting her grandmother met and became close to Clyde. Clyde had no other children, other than June, so her children were Clyde's only grandchildren. So, Lilua and Clyde continued to see each other quietly and took care of each other...nursing one another when they became sick. Marriage, however, was out of the question due to June's increasing hositility re the matter. So, a strange situation evolved. Lilua and Clyde spent all their time together...except when June would visit and then he would disappear. Lilua never mentioned Clyde in June's presence. Leslie continued to see Clyde. Their health declined and Lilua in particular became more and more feeble. Finally, when Clyde was 90 and Lilua was 88 they decided to make arrangements where they could spend the rest of their lives together in an assisted living facility where they shared a two bedroom apt. Lilua gave up her apt and Clyde gave up his home in Jackson. Unfortunately, combined with the stress of moving her belongings and June's continued objections, Lilua became very disoriented and afflicted with dementia. She was moved into a different room where the care was more like a hospital care unit. Clyde remained in the apt on a different floor. His devotion was no less, however, and each and every day he would go downstairs with ice cream or flowers or some token of his love and see Lilua. When winter rolled around in 1999, Lilua's condition worsened and June decided to move her to Seattle, WA. Lilua rallied however and refused to be moved since she feared that if she left, Clyde would die. In January 2000, Clyde was hospitalized with pneumonia and while being treated for that, suffered a massive heart attack and died on Jan 13. Lilua was bereft and lost...heartbroken at being left behind. When he was buried in Columbus on January 15, Lilua's niece, Shirla, and her granddaughter Leslie accompanied her to the graveside service. Since she was so weak, she sat in a car nearby during the service. Clyde died at age 90 1/2 and Lilua was 89.

More About LILUA JONES [SMITH]:
Burial: 11 Mar 2002, Memory Hill Gardens, Tuscaloosa, Ala
Fact 1: OCCUPATION: BEAUTICIAN

More About THOMAS NOLAND and LILUA [SMITH]:
Marriage: 11 Jan 1936

Children of THOMAS NOLAND and LILUA [SMITH] are:
57. i. JUNE7 NOLAND, b. 14 Apr 1931; Adopted child.
ii. PHILIP CARVER NOLAND, b. 08 Jan 1947, Tuscaloosa, Ala; m. MARY DELL ROSENCUTTER, 17 Apr 1985, Mexico.

Notes for PHILIP CARVER NOLAND:
Philip Carver Noland graduated from the University of Alabama as an engineer. He is a tall, blond, blue eyed good looking guy. He went to work primarily for oil companies and for years he specialized in helping middle east countries build refineries. He traveled primarily to the middle east while living in Tulsa, OK. Then he went to work for another company, essentially the same type of job, but now he travels all over the globe as the expert on how to build refineries or solve problems that countries have with theirs. He married but has no children. He presently lives near Columbus, Ohio. His traveling takes him away from home 9 months out of the year. His frequent flyer miles after cashed out enables his wife, Mary, to change the furniture throughout their home every three months. She is now in the decorating business. In 1997, Philip and Mary moved to Singapore. He will travel from that area.

More About PHILIP CARVER NOLAND:
Comment 1: had no children
Fact 1: Grew up in Tuscaloosa, AL
Fact 2: Attended the University of Alabama
Fact 3: Occupation: Engineer
Fact 4: lived in Tulsa, Okla a number of years
Fact 5: 1997, moved to Singapore in the orient
Fact 6: 2000, MOVED FROM SINGAPORE BACK TO TULSA, OK
Fact 7: 2000, OPENED A STORE IN TULSA, SELLING TREASURES FROM ASIA

More About PHILIP NOLAND and MARY ROSENCUTTER:
Marriage: 17 Apr 1985, Mexico


38. MELBA ELIZABETH6 NOLAND (REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 03 Nov 1911 in Gordo, Pickens Co., Ala, and died 17 Jun 1965 in Wharton, Texas. She married FRED ALBERT RATHJEN8 16 Aug 1930 in Carrollton, Pickens Co., Ala9, son of FREDERICK RATHJEN and DELIA COPELAND. He was born 10 May 1900 in High Hill, Lavaca Co., Texas, and died 16 Nov 1974 in Dexter, MO.

Notes for MELBA ELIZABETH NOLAND:
Melba Elizabeth Noland had dark eyes, black hair, was slender with a brilliant smile. She finished high school at the head of her class. She met her future husband, Fred Rathjen, when he came through Gordo laying the "Big Inch" pipeline from Texas to Georgia to carry oil. They married in 1930 and began traveling with the pipeline. Altho the depression was in full swing, there was still some pipelining work. They had twin boys born dead in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Following that, they went to live with Fred's parents in west Texas for a year or so while the depression closed everything down. In 1933, Fred began trucking again and then back into pipelining. In 1935, they had a baby daughter, Shirla, while living in West Texas. The dust bowl days were going on; Melba had many horror stories to tell of those times. They were pipelining and in Louisiana when WWII began in 1941. Fred took family to Houston while he worked in Freeport constructing the Dow Chemical Plants for the war effort. In 1943, they were finally able to buy a small house in Freeport and moved there. Melba had a marvelous sense of humor, a lovely singing voice and a fierce temper, too. She worked initially as a clerk in a store; then went to work as a dental hygenist. She and Fred belonged to Order of Eastern star in Freeport, TX. She was an excellent seamtress and made most of her own clothes and her daughter's. In 1955, she began working in real estate sales. Melba died of leukemia, of four months duration. She is buried in South Park Cemetery in Pearland (Houston) Texas. This was due to the fact that she didn't want to be buried on the coast at Freeport; when hurricanes blew in, all that area was underwater and she couldn't stand the thought of being under water. Melba had curvature of the spine but learned to walk straight; had a hysterectomy in her 40's; gum disease resulted in false teeth early in life; began wearing tri-focals fairly early in life. She had small pox as child and the Noland house was quarantined.

NOTES FROM SHIRLA HOWARD ABOUT MY MOTHER, MELBA NOLAND RATHJEN:

Melba Salenia/Elizabeth Noland was born Nov 3, 1911 in Gordo, AL at home. She grew up in the house where she was born in Gordo, AL. Being a middle child...with several older brothers and an older sister, she was somewhat spoiled. Although her father ws abusive to her older brothers (and mother)....and this must have occurred in her young years, she apparently was pampered. She graduated from high school with honors. Her younger brothers...Mutt and Jeff...told me when I was a child how in awe of her they were when they were growing up. She had a fearsome temper, like her father, but also had a wonderful sense of humor and a delight in life. She was a lovely young woman with dark hair, dark eyes and a brilliant smile. She resembled her Aunt Ophelia Noland, who had died quite young and was the beloved only daughter of her grandmother Annie Stapp Noland...and a sister of her father. Aunt Mabel always thought that it was this resemblance to Ophelia that caused her father to be so gentle on her. Too, her grandmother Annie Stapp Noland lived in their home for some years prior to her death.

While her mother taught her the rudiments of keeping house, cleaning, etc...Melba was never allowed in the kitchen. Therefore, when she married she knew how to cook nothing! Her husband, my father, taught her how to cook. It took a long time, but she eventually became an excellent cook. She also taught herself how to sew during the depression because they couldn't afford to buy clothes. As a child, I remember Mother to be a fanatic with her house keeping. Everything had to be "just so", nothing out of place. Growing up, I can recall oiling the furniture as my job. I scrubbed the bathroom, too, but I was not allowed into the kitchen until after the meal...when it was my job to do the dishes. It was my father who finally took me into the kitchen when I was a senior in high school...and began to teach me how to cook some things. These were primarily fried foods, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, beans, etc.

Because of my peculiar shape...large bosum and relatively slim hips and rear, it was difficult to buy clothesthat fit well. Therefore, throughout my years in school, mother made all my clothes (except for sweaters, jeans, etc). She took pride in making suits, complete with linings. She even made a winter coat one time. This craft, too, she refused to teach me. She said it was because she was afraid I'd tear up her beloved sewing machine. However, I came to realize that it was because she was too impatient to teach a young girl to sew.

Having been raised in the deep south where it was unfashionable for a young woman to have tanned skin...indeed, if she was quality, she had creamy, soft white skin...she was reluctant to spend much time outdoors. Since mother was convinced that pale skin was necessary to be a "lady"...she had a hard time accepting the custom of all young women when I was growing up...of laying out and getting as deep a tan as possible. Since I spent a great deal of time on the beach swimming and playing volleyball, etc, I didn't have to lay out like a beached whale in order to tan. I tanned easily despite being a blonde. I never sunburned...sometimes I would turn red but the next day it was all brown. I never peeled. Often my tan was so deep, mother and daddy would frown and say I looked like an albino mexican. Dark skin, white hair and blue eyes. About the time I graduated from high school, I noticed one of my parents' good friends. She was in the sun all the time fishing and gardening. She was in her 40s but had a heavily lined face, almost like leather. When I commented on her appearance, Mother replied that it was due to her exposure to the sun so much. At that moment, I stopped any "sun bathing" to deliberately get a tan.

Mother was primarily a homemaker most of her life. However, when I was about ten or twelve, she became bored with staying at home. She expressed a desire to go to work and to use the money she earned to buy some things she needed for the house. This was shortly after the end of the war and they had done without any "new" things for a long time. Daddy was incensed tht she would want to work, as though it was slap at his ability to provide for her. This led to many arguments and eventually they discussed divorce. However, this disagreement blew over and she went to work as a clerk in a store. She worked there for a few years and then went to work as a dental hygengist for a dentist. After a few years working for him, she took her tests and went to work selling real estate. She made very good money doing this. She enjoyed immensely this type of work, too.

Mother didn't have any hobbies. She was, however, an expert seamtress and was extremely creative with her work. She also had a beautiful soprano voice. As she worked around the house, she would sing "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" and it was a joy to hear her sing.

Mother had a fearsome temper, explosive and she could say biting things while she was mad. When I was growing up, and she would get mad, I would have preferred a beating than having to listen to her harangue me and berate me. These "lectures" went on for a long time. I don't recall any specifics as to why she was angry.



Mother's name at birth was MELBA SALENIA NOLAND, named after her maternal grandmother [HANNAH SALENIA LOVE]. She, however, thought the name Salenia sounded "slimey" and so when she got older, changed her name to MELBA ELIZABETH NOLAND.

More About MELBA ELIZABETH NOLAND:
Burial: Pearland, Texas
Cause of Death: leukemia
Comment 1: 1930, when married, didn't know how to cook anything
Comment 2: always stylish, loved beautiful clothes and jewelry
Comment 3: afraid of the water so wouldn't boat or swim
Comment 4: loved to travel; a tourist at heart
Comment 6: May 1931, HAd twin boys born dead in Iowa; black hair and dark eyes
Fact 1: 1931, had twins born dead in Oskaloosa, Iowa10
Fact 2: 1930, had dark eyes, black hair; was slender, brilliant smile
Fact 3: 1955, began working in real estate sales
Fact 4: MARVELOUS SENSE OF HUMOR
Fact 5: LOVELY SINGING VOICE
Fact 6: 1965, BURIED IN SOUTH PARK CEMETERY, PEARLAND, TEXAS
Fact 7: BELONGED TO ORDER OF EASTERN STAR IN FREEPORT, TX
Fact 8: EXCELLENT SEAMTRESS
Fact 9: 1965, Died of Leukemia
Fact 10: 16 Aug 1930, Married Fred Rathjen, at courthouse in Carrollton, AL
Medical Information: HAD CURVATURE OF THE SPINE BUT LEARNED TO WALK STRAIGHT; HAD A HYSTERECTOMY IN HER 40'S; GUM DISEASE RESULTED IN FALSE TEETH EARLY IN LIFE; BEGAN WEARING TRI-FOCALS FAIRLY EARLY IN LIFE. SMALL POX

Notes for FRED ALBERT RATHJEN:
FRED ALBERT RATHJEN, B. 10 MAY 1900 AT HIGH HILL, LAVACA CO., TX, NEAR SCHULENBERG, TEXAS. WHEN HE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD, HIS FAMILY MOVED TO GOULDBUSK ARA IN WEST TEXAS. FRED QUIT SCHOOL AFTER THE 8TH GRADE. HE TRIED FARMING FOR A YEAR BUT LOST HIS CROP DUE TO HAIL. THEN HE WENT TO WORK AS A "ROUGHNECK" IN THE OIL FIELDS. HE THEN WENT TO WORK ON PIPELINES. HE WAS THE FOREMAN ON THE JOB THAT LAID THE "BIG INCH" LINE FROM TEXAS TO SAVANNAH, GA WHICH CARRIED THE FIRST NATURAL GAS TO THE EAST COAST. HE MET MELBA NOLAND WHILE LAYING THIS LINE ACROSS THE SIPSEY SWAMP IN PICKENS CO., ALA, AND EVENTUALLY MARRIED HER IN CARROLLTON, ALA ON 16 AUG 1930. WITH THE START OF WWII, HE QUIT PIPELINING AND SETTLED IN FREEPORT, TEXAS DOING DEFENSE WORK AND CONSTRUCTING THE GIANT DOW CHEMICAL PLANTS THAT MADE ALUMINUM FOR THE WAR EFFORT. HE AND MELBA PURCHASED A HOME IN 1942/43 AND THEY LIVED THERE UNTIL MELBA DIED. HE SOLD THE HOUSE SHORTLY THEREAFTER, MOVING TO BEAUMONT, TEXAS TO BE CLOSE TO HIS DAUGHTER, SHIRLA, AND HIS GRANDCHILDREN. FRED WAS 6'1", BEGAN BALDING AT AGE 18, BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES. WEIGHED ABOUT 190 LBS DURING PRIME OF LIFE. HE WORE A SIZE 10 SHOE AND A SIZE 6 7/8 HAT. HE HAD A HEART ATTACK IN 1960, A MAJOR STROKE WHICH LEFT HIM PARTIALLY PARALYZED IN 1966. HE HAD AN ULCER IN 1968. HE SMOKED FOR FIFTY YEARS BUT QUIT COLD TURKEY WHEN HE GOT THE ULCER. HE HAD ARTHRITIS SEVERELY FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS OF HIS LIFE. DUE TO THE STROKE, HE WAS UNABLE TO SPEAK CLEARLY AND COULD NOT USE HIS RIGHT HAND. FRED WAS A QUIET, SOFT-SPOKEN MAN, WELL LIKED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM. HE WAS A MAN OF HONOR AND HIS WORD WAS HIS BOND. HE LOVED THE OUTDOORS, PRIMARILY FISHING. HE ENJOYED HOBBIES THAT ALLOWED HIM TO WORK WITH HIS HANDS; WOOD-WORKING, ETC. HE MOVED IN 1973 TO STODDARD CO., MO AFTER HIS DAUGHTER REMARRIED AND MOVED THERE. HE DIED NOVEMBER 16, 1974 IN DEXTER, MO OF COMPLICATIONS DUE TO HEART. HE DIED OF KIDNEY FAILURE, A RESULT OF GANGRENE OF THE INTESTINE, WHICH IN TURN HAD BEEN CAUSED BY AN ERRATIC HEART. HE IS BURIED AT SOUTH PARK CEMETERY, PEARLAND, TEXAS. FRED WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE FOR MANY YEARS AND THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR. HIS OCCUPATION IN FREEPORT WAS A PIPEFITTER IN THE CONSTRUCTION FIELD. IN 1931, FRED AND MELBA HAD TWIN BOYS THAT DIED AT BIRTH.

More About FRED ALBERT RATHJEN:
Burial: Pearland, Texas
Cause of Death: DIED OF GANGRENE OF INTESTINE/HEART COMPLICATIONS
Comment 1: Aug 1941, Lived in Houston, TX (newspaper article)
Fact 1: OCCUPATION WAS PIPE FITTER
Fact 2: 1929, FOREMAN ON JOB THAT LAID THE "BIG INCH" FROM TEXAS TO GA
Fact 3: ONLY WENT TO SCHOOL THROUGH THE 8TH GRADE
Fact 4: AS BOY, RODE "DRAG" ON TRAIL DRIVES FROM TEXAS TO KS
Fact 5: PARENTS LOST FARM DURING DEPRESSION
Fact 6: BEGAN TO BALD AT AGE 18
Fact 7: QUIET SPOKEN MAN, HIS WORD WAS HIS BOND
Fact 8: LOVED TO FISH OVER ALL ELSE
Fact 9: ENJOYED WOOD CRAFTS AND WORKING WITH HIS HANDS
Fact 10: QUIT SMOKING AFTER 50 YRS WHEN HE GOT ULCER
Fact 11: BURIED IN SOUTH PARK CEMETERY, PEARLAND, TEXAS
Fact 12: ATTENDED CHURCH OF CHRIST AS A CHILD
Fact 13: MEMBER OF MASONIC LODGE AND EASTERN STAR
Medical Information: HAD HEART ATTACK AND MAJOR STROKE; HAD ARTHRITIS BADLY; HAD TO GET FALSE TEETH EARLY; HAD STOMACH ULCER; BALD BY AGE 18; HEAVY SMOKER MOST OF LIFE; HAD ULCER; FALSE TEETH;

Marriage Notes for MELBA NOLAND and FRED RATHJEN:
Fred Rathjen was the foreman on the "Big Inch" pipeline being laid from Texas through the south to Savannah, GA. When the pipeline reached the area around Gordo, Ala., heavy rains set in and Sipsey Swamp (which lay between Gordo and Tuscaloosa) became flooded and the crews were unable to lay the lines across the swamp. As was usual when nature caused problems, the crew just rested wherever they were until things got better. Daddy was staying in Gordo. John Thomas Noland owned and operated a cafe in Gordo. Melba Noland, his daughter would helpout in the cafe from time to time. The first time Fred went into the cafe, Melba was waiting on tables. She was about 17 1/2. Fred was struck by her beauty and dazzling smile. In order to get her to stop at his table and talk...he kept ordering glasses of milk. The first nite he ordered about 12 glasses of milk. They got acquainted and he returned frequently to the cafe before asking permission to call on her. The "layover" lasted about a month at which time he had to move on with the pipeline. Fred and Melba corresponded over the next nine months or so. In August 1930, he returned to Gordo. On August 16, 1930 Fred and Melba were married by a Justice of the Peace at the Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton, AL. Fred often said that it took him several years before he could drink any more milk!

More About FRED RATHJEN and MELBA NOLAND:
Death of one spouse: 17 Jun 1965, Wharton, Texas at hospital
Marriage: 16 Aug 1930, Carrollton, Pickens Co., Ala11
Marriage date: MARRIED AT PICKENS CO, AL COURTHOUSE IN CARROLLTON

Child of MELBA NOLAND and FRED RATHJEN is:
58. i. SHIRLA JEAN7 RATHJEN, b. 27 Jun 1935, Coleman, Texas.


39. HAROLD BURTON6 NOLAND (REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 10 Aug 1919 in Pickens Co., Ala, and died 30 Jun 1948 in Berlin, Germany. He married JUANITA JONES. She died 12 Aug 1978 in New Mexico.

Notes for HAROLD BURTON NOLAND:
Harold Burton (Mutt) Noland had red hair and blue eyes. He attended the University of Alabama and majored in chemistry. He learned to fly while in college. Mutt had a photographic memory. After college, he became a career air force officer. During WWII, he trained fighter pilots in Texas. After WWII, he was sent to Germany. Mutt was killed in an airplane crash during the Berlin Airlift. He is buried in Gordo next to his parents.

More About HAROLD BURTON NOLAND:
Burial: Gordo Cemetery, Gordo, Pickens Co., AL
Cause of Death: plane crash during Berlin Airlift following WWII
Fact 1: CALLED "MUTT" BY HIS FAMILY
Fact 2: ATTENDED UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Fact 3: MAJORED IN CHEMISTRY
Fact 4: HAD A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY
Fact 5: CAREER AIR FORCE OFFICER
Fact 6: DURING WWII, TRAINED FIGHTER PILOTS
Fact 7: 1948, KILLED AIRPLANE CRASH DURING BERLIN AIRLIFT
Fact 8: BURIED IN GORDO NEXT TO HIS PARENTS

More About HAROLD NOLAND and JUANITA JONES:
Death of one spouse: 1948, GERMANY

Children of HAROLD NOLAND and JUANITA JONES are:
59. i. REBECCA ELIZABETH7 NOLAND, b. 27 Oct 1944.
60. ii. FRANCES ANN NOLAND, b. 19 Oct 1946, Sherman, Texas.


40. GERALD HERSCHEL6 NOLAND (REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 14 Feb 1922 in Gordo, AL, and died 15 May 1991 in California. He married LOUISE FRYE 19 Aug 1941 in Camp Springs, Maryland.

Notes for GERALD HERSCHEL NOLAND:
"Jeff" left home when he was sixteen yrs old and joined the Marine Corps. He as a Marine pilot. During WWII, he flew supplies over the "Hump" in China to the Flying Tigers fighting the Japs. During the Korean War, he flew hospital planes, taking the wounded back to California from Korea. He and his family lived most of his life in Costa Mesa, Calif. He retired from the Corps when he was about 36, returned to college and got a degree in engineering. While attending college, he worked as "Riverboat Captain" at Disney Land. Upon getting his degree, he worked as a city engineer. He and his wife, Louise, loved to travel and take cruises. He came down with cancer which went into remission for awhile. Some years later, he died of a massive heart attack following surgery to remove the cancer. Jeff had a delightful sense of humor and could tell jokes and stories better than anyone I have ever known. According to his siblings, Jeff was the most stubborn and determined individual they'd ever known.

More About GERALD HERSCHEL NOLAND:
Burial: California
Cause of Death: Heart attack following surgery for cancer
Fact 1: nicknamed "Jeff" by his father
Medical Information: HAD CANCER

More About GERALD NOLAND and LOUISE FRYE:
Marriage: 19 Aug 1941, Camp Springs, Maryland

Children of GERALD NOLAND and LOUISE FRYE are:
61. i. GERALD HERSCHEL7 NOLAND, JR (JERRY), b. 20 Oct 1942, Fayette, Ala.
62. ii. JAY STEVEN (STEVE) NOLAND, b. 16 Oct 1949, Cherry Point, NC.


41. WILLIAM DITMER6 JORDAN (JOHN BRYANT5, ANN ELIZABETH4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 05 Feb 1922 in Selma, Dallas Co., Ala. He married CAROLYN CARTER 30 Aug 1947 in Laurel, Jones Co., MS. She was born 01 Apr 1925 in laurel, Mississippi.

More About WILLIAM DITMER JORDAN:
Comment 1: Professor of Engineering at Univ of Alabama

More About WILLIAM JORDAN and CAROLYN CARTER:
Marriage: 30 Aug 1947, Laurel, Jones Co., MS

Children of WILLIAM JORDAN and CAROLYN CARTER are:
i. WILLIAM DITMER7 JORDAN, JR., b. 10 Aug 1948.
ii. LUCY CAROLYN JORDAN, b. 21 Mar 1950.
iii. REBECCA NEWTON JORDAN, b. 12 Aug 1956.


42. JAMES EARLY "JESSI"6 KIRK (LOIS JEAN "BOBIE"5 BAILEY, SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) died 21 Apr 1986 in Gordo, Pickens Co., AL. He married ILENE ELLEDGE.

Children of JAMES KIRK and ILENE ELLEDGE are:
i. HERMAN E.7 KIRK.
ii. JACKIE KIRK.


43. EUGENE6 KIRK (LOIS JEAN "BOBIE"5 BAILEY, SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 11 May 1911, and died 01 Dec 1934. He married BESSIE MAY ALLEN.

More About EUGENE KIRK:
Fact 1: at 23 years old, killed in an auto accident

Children of EUGENE KIRK and BESSIE ALLEN are:
i. REX BAILEY7 KIRK.
ii. BOBBY GENE KIRK.


44. MILDRED FRANK6 BAILEY (HURLEY MARTIN5, SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) She married WADIE GREEN CARVER, son of OSCAR CARVER and MARY LANCASTER.

Children of MILDRED BAILEY and WADIE CARVER are:
i. LARRY DON7 CARVER.
ii. ROBERT WADE "BOB" CARVER, JR..


45. ROBERT DOUGLAS6 BAILEY (HURLEY MARTIN5, SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) He married MELBA CROWLEY, daughter of WILLIAM CROWLEY and MINNIE CARVER.

Children of ROBERT BAILEY and MELBA CROWLEY are:
i. DOUGLAS WAYNE7 BAILEY.
ii. ROBERT DEREK BAILEY.


46. PEGGY6 KIRK (MATTIE GERTRUDE "BEP"5 BAILEY, SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) She married W. L. GUY.

Children of PEGGY KIRK and W. GUY are:
i. KIRK7 GUY.
ii. DAWN GUY.
iii. TINA GUY.


47. DUANE BRADSHAW6 MARBLE (MARY EDNA "RED"5 BAILEY, SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 10 Apr 1929 in Ashland, Ashland Co, Ohio, and died 29 Apr 1958 in Ashland, Ashland Co, Ohio. He married THERA MAE ROBERTS.

More About DUANE BRADSHAW MARBLE:
Fact 1: buried at Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ohio
Fact 2: fatal auto accident at age 29
Fact 3: 6/20/'47 -6/22/50; servied in U.S. Navy, communications messenger

Children of DUANE MARBLE and THERA ROBERTS are:
i. DECODY BRAD7 MARBLE, b. 16 Aug 1951, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.

More About DECODY BRAD MARBLE:
Fact 1: 15 Oct 1990, DESERT SHIELD STORM, U.S. Army, 50 Caliber Machine Gun NCO
Fact 2: 07 Oct 1986, served in U.S. Army, Supply Logistics Technician, 8 yrs
Fact 3: 18 Oct 1973, served in U.S. Air force/ 10 years
Fact 4: 18 Mar 1985, masters in Management Science, Troy State U., Ala
Fact 5: Mar 1981, Bachelor of Applied Science in Resource Management, Troy State
Fact 6: 19 Dec 1996, Associate in Science in Computer Programming & Analysis
Fact 7: Hobbies: Genealogy, photography and computer

ii. KENTON RANDALL "RANDY" MARBLE.
iii. DUANE BRETT ALAN MARBLE.


48. SYBIL ANNETTE6 MARBLE (MARY EDNA "RED"5 BAILEY, SARAH JANE/SALLY4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 Jun 1933 in Ashland, Ashland Co., Ohio, and died 29 Oct 1983 in Tampa, Florida. She married TRACY LEE PATTERSON 04 Dec 1951 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.

More About SYBIL ANNETTE MARBLE:
Fact 3: buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Manchester, TN

More About TRACY PATTERSON and SYBIL MARBLE:
Marriage: 04 Dec 1951, Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee

Children of SYBIL MARBLE and TRACY PATTERSON are:
i. TRACY LEE "PAT"7 PATTERSON III.
ii. TERRY LAWRENCE PATTERSON.
iii. ROBERT MARK PATTERSON.
iv. PERRY NICK PATTERSON.
v. DANA EDWIN PATTERSON.


49. MARY EDNA6 THOMSON (NANCY MARY "NANNIE MAE)5 KIRK, MARY ELLEN/MOLLIE4 CARVER, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1)

Child of MARY EDNA THOMSON is:
i. TOMMY7 HALL.


Generation No. 5

50. CLAYTON7 SNIDER (JOSEPH BRYANT6, MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1926, and died 1998. He married ROSEMARY DESAULNIERS.

Child of CLAYTON SNIDER and ROSEMARY DESAULNIERS is:
i. KATHRYN8 SNIDER.


51. ROBERT7 SNIDER (EMMETT6, MAGGIE EDNA5 CARVER, JOSEPH H.4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1933, and died 1969. He married CLEO CAPPS.

Children of ROBERT SNIDER and CLEO CAPPS are:
i. ROBERT8 SNIDER, JR., b. 1956.
ii. DONNA SNIDER, b. 1958.
iii. TODD SNIDER, b. 1961.


52. MARTHA CAROLYN7 NOLAND (CURTIS HENLEY6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 25 Oct 1934 in Electric Mills, Mississippi. She married JIMMY SIMPSON 21 Aug 1951 in Stillwater, Okla. He was born 03 Oct 1931 in Northport, Ala.

Notes for MARTHA CAROLYN NOLAND:
MARTHA CAROLYN NOLAND married Jimmy Simpson in Stillwater, Okla. Jimmy was in the air force at the time. When he got out of the service, they moved to Bessemer, Ala and Jimmy went to work for U.S. Steel, eventually as a supervisor. When he retired in 1984, they bought a cleaning establishment in Bessemer. Both worked there until selling the business in 1991. Martha "eloped" and ran off to marry Jimmy. She has a "bubbly" personality, filled with enthusiasm for life! She takes after her father in that she goes out of her way to "do" for others.

More About JIMMY SIMPSON and MARTHA NOLAND:
Marriage: 21 Aug 1951, Stillwater, Okla

Children of MARTHA NOLAND and JIMMY SIMPSON are:
63. i. JIMMY CURTIS8 SIMPSON, b. 21 May 1953, Hamilton AFB, Hamilton, Marin Co., Calif.
ii. SHERRI LYNN SIMPSON, b. 03 Mar 1956, Tuscaloosa, Ala; m. (1) PHILIP RAY PARKER, 06 Mar 1976, Bessemer, Alabama; m. (2) KENNETH DODSON, 26 Aug 1989.

Notes for SHERRI LYNN SIMPSON:
Married twice; first to Philip Ray Parker. Divorced and she married 2nd Kenneth Dodson. She was trained as a nurse but presently (1996) works at the post office in Bessemer, Ala.

More About PHILIP PARKER and SHERRI SIMPSON:
Marriage: 06 Mar 1976, Bessemer, Alabama

More About KENNETH DODSON and SHERRI SIMPSON:
Marriage: 26 Aug 1989

64. iii. CAROLYN RENEE SIMPSON, b. 07 Feb 1962, Birmingham, Ala.


53. KATHRYN ELIZABETH NOLAND7 (BETTY) (SAMUEL CAYCE6 NOLAND, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 08 Jul 1929 in Saco, Ala. She married (1) HALL W. TIDWELL. She married (2) THOMAS CALVIN GODDARD. He died 17 Jan 1982 in Georgia.

Children of KATHRYN (BETTY) and HALL TIDWELL are:
i. KAY8 TIDWELL, b. 18 Nov 1949.
ii. PHILIP WILLIAM TIDWELL, b. 13 Mar 1951.


Children of KATHRYN (BETTY) and THOMAS GODDARD are:
65. iii. STEPHEN RANDALL8 GODDARD, b. 17 May 1954.
66. iv. CALVIN WAYNE GODDARD, b. 27 May 1955.
v. LARRY ALAN GODDARD, b. 16 Apr 1958.
vi. KATHRYN JANICE GODDARD, b. 29 Jul 1960.


54. MARY SUE7 NOLAND (SAMUEL CAYCE6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 May 1932 in Saco, Ala, and died 10 Apr 1994 in Ft. Walton, FL. She married (1) EDSEL GREENE. She married (2) EDWARD O. NICKELS (NICK).

Notes for MARY SUE NOLAND:
Sue Noland was married twice. Her first husband, Edsel Greene, was in the service and they were not married long. They had one child. She went to work for civil service during that marriage. After her divorce, whe married Nick Nickels, a career air force officer. They settled in Ft. Walton, Fla. She continued to work for civil service. Shortly after their marriage, Nick had to take an early retirement from the service due to poor health. From that time on, he was in and out of the hospital frequently with heart problems among other things. Sue and Nick had two daughters. The yougest dau gave them a difficult time almost from the time she was born. When she finally married, she had a couple of children die young. Her husband accused her of killing them and they divorced and he moved to Birmingham, AL, taking the two oldest daughters with him. The court refused Sonia, their mother, to see them. Then it was learned that the father was abusing the girls, Nick and Sue petitioned the court for the adoption of the girls. They were allowed to adopt the oldest girl and she moved to Florida with them. The father, f course, was furious and as a result they lost contact with the youngest grandchild. Then Sue's cancer of the breast returned (she thought she had been cured). In the meantime, the oldest daughter of Sue's married a hippie type, who persuaded Renee to embezzle from her employer. She was caught, of course, and when her parents refused to help her, she and her husband left that part of the country and Renee refused to speak to her mother and father again. Even when Sue was dying, Renee refused to speak to her or to mend fences. Sonia, mother of the grand-dau that they adopted, divorced her husband and returned to Ft. Walton. Despite a court order that she not see her daughter, she began to visit her Mom's house often. Sue was frantic and upset. Then when she died, Nick was left with the grand-daughter in his home, he himself was very ill and still in the hospital a good bit. Sonia moved into his home, despite his pleas that she leave. Finally, Nick went out into the garage while the grand-dau was at school and killed himself. End of a very sad story. I have no idea what happened to the grand-daughter and have been unable to learn anything about her.

More About MARY SUE NOLAND:
Fact 1: worked as secretary on SAC base
Fact 2: lived at Fort Walton, Florida
Fact 3: died of breast cancer
Fact 4: they adopted one of their grand-daus
Fact 5: husband had many health problems

Child of MARY NOLAND and EDSEL GREENE is:
67. i. PATRICIA SUSAN8 GREENE, b. 01 Dec 1951.


Children of MARY NOLAND and EDWARD (NICK) are:
ii. CATHERINE RENEE8 NICKELS, b. 28 Dec 1958.
68. iii. SONIA MARIE NICKELS, b. 07 Oct 1962.


55. JOHN THOMAS NOLAND7 (TOMMY) (SAMUEL CAYCE6 NOLAND, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 13 May 1936 in Saco, Ala, and died 24 Jan 1989. He married BONNIE JOE JOYNER.

Notes for JOHN THOMAS NOLAND (TOMMY):
Tommy was a tall, good-looking man. He was somewhat of a disappointment to his father, Cayce, in that he was not a gung-ho outdoorsman. As soon as he got out of school, he went to work at the local bank and eventually worked his way up to Vice President. Toward the end of his life, he had a nervous break-down and had to leave the bank. He died of cancer. He had two sons.

More About JOHN THOMAS NOLAND (TOMMY):
Fact 1: grew up in Warner Robins, GA
Fact 2: was in the banking profession
Fact 3: died of cancer

Children of JOHN (TOMMY) and BONNIE JOYNER are:
i. GARY THOMAS8 NOLAND, b. 01 Nov 1961; m. JULIE VAALA, 08 Jun 1985.

More About GARY NOLAND and JULIE VAALA:
Marriage: 08 Jun 1985

ii. MARK ANTHONY NOLAND, b. 05 Feb 1963.


56. HAROLD WOODWARD7 NOLAND (SAMUEL CAYCE6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 Jul 1949 in Macon, GA. He married (1) SHARON CAWLEY 20 Sep 1968 in Warner Robins, GA. She was born 27 Dec 1950. He married (2) CHRIS CAMERON 31 Jul 1982 in Atlanta, GA. She was born 10 Nov 1952.

Notes for HAROLD WOODWARD NOLAND:
Worked first as CPA in Atlanta. After he divorced and remarried, they moved to South Carolina and he is now a real estate developer. Primarily in the islands' area and lived for a time on Kiawah island.

More About HAROLD WOODWARD NOLAND:
Fact 1: Worked first as CPA in Atlanta, GA
Fact 2: Moved to SC, and became a real estate developer

More About HAROLD NOLAND and SHARON CAWLEY:
Marriage: 20 Sep 1968, Warner Robins, GA

More About HAROLD NOLAND and CHRIS CAMERON:
Marriage: 31 Jul 1982, Atlanta, GA

Children of HAROLD NOLAND and SHARON CAWLEY are:
i. AMY SHEREE8 NOLAND, b. 22 Jan 1969; m. KIPLING LEE HAMMITT, 29 Jul 2000, central Baptist Church, Newnan, Georgia.

More About KIPLING HAMMITT and AMY NOLAND:
Marriage: 29 Jul 2000, central Baptist Church, Newnan, Georgia

ii. STEFANIE ELAINE NOLAND, b. 29 Nov 1973.


Child of HAROLD NOLAND and CHRIS CAMERON is:
iii. JOHN CAMERON8 NOLAND, b. 06 Dec 1988, Columbia, SC; Adopted child.


57. JUNE7 NOLAND (THOMAS EDGAR6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 14 Apr 1931. She married BILL CROWDER 02 Sep 1951 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Notes for JUNE NOLAND:
June Noland was a child from Lilua's first marriage. When Lilua and Dutch Noland married, June was raised as Dutch's child. She attended the University of Alabama and became a lab technician. She married Bill Crowder, another graduate of the University, and they moved almost immediately after graduation to Dallas, TX. Bill Crowder was an aeronautical engineer. They had two daughters born in Dallas. June was working at the hospital in Dallas at the time of the assassination of President Kennedy and was a witness to all the frantic activity at that time. Her lab was next to the emergency rooms where they were treating Johnson, Connelly and where they had Kennedy. Upon retirement, the Crowders moved to New Mexico and lived several years. Then they pulled up stakes, moved to the Seattle, Wash area and built a home there. June is a tiny woman and reminds me (in looks) of Jane Powell, the movie star.

More About JUNE NOLAND:
Fact 1: daughter of Clyde Smith
Fact 2: occupation: lab technician
Fact 3: lived in Dallas, then Santa Fe, NM
Fact 4: Moved to Seattle, Washington area
Fact 5: adopted when her mother married Dutch Noland

More About BILL CROWDER:
Fact 1: occupation: aeronautical engineer

More About BILL CROWDER and JUNE NOLAND:
Marriage: 02 Sep 1951, Tuscaloosa, Ala

Children of JUNE NOLAND and BILL CROWDER are:
i. LESLIE MONTELLE8 CROWDER, b. 15 Apr 1953.
ii. CHERYL ALLISON CROWDER, b. 06 Jul 1954.


58. SHIRLA JEAN7 RATHJEN (MELBA ELIZABETH6 NOLAND, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 Jun 1935 in Coleman, Texas. She married (1) WILLIAM ERIC PENNEY 16 Mar 1956 in Abilene, Texas, son of WILLIAM PENNEY and STELLA FENDER. He was born 13 May 1920 in Tennille, GA, and died 18 Dec 2004 in Jasper, Texas. She married (2) WM. PERRY HERRING MCFADDIN III 16 Feb 1968 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas, son of WILLIAM MCFADDIN and MARY NORTHCOTT. He was born 04 Oct 1931 in Houston, Texas, and died 26 Jul 1971 in Fulton Co., Arkansas. She married (3) JERRY THOMAS HOWARD 14 Jul 1973 in Thayer, Missouri, son of JOHN HOWARD and SYLVIA BRECHEISEN. He was born 28 Mar 1936 in Oak Ridge, Cape Girardeau Co, Missouri.

Notes for SHIRLA JEAN RATHJEN:
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 5'7" TALL, BLONDE HAIR WITH WIDOW'S PEAK, BLUE EYES, PALE COMPLEXION, LIGHT EYEBROWS AND EYELASHES; WORE SIZE 7 1/2 SHOE; HAD A DEEP DIMPLE IN CHIN AND DIMPLES IN CHEEKS; HAD LARGE BREASTS, BROAD SHOULDERS, NO "BUTT" AS A YOUNG LADY AND WHEN I MARRIED THE FIRST TIME, WEIGHED ABOUT 130 LBS. HAVE LARGE BONE STRUCTURE; EXCELLENT TEETH AND HAD ONLY TWO CAVITIES BY AGE 45 BUT DEVELOPED GINGEVITIS AND BEGAN LOSING TEETH IN MY FIFTIES AND SIXTIES; HAD BAD BACK MOST OF MY LIFE; I HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES (ADULT ONSET); HAD INNER EAR PROBLEM IN 1974 RESULTING IN HEARING LOSS. I WAS FORTUNATE IN MY TEENAGE YEARS IN THAT I HAD A CLEAR COMPLEXION AND NO PIMPLES OR ACNE. IN 1984, DEVELOPED ANGINA PROBLEM. IN 1976, DEVELOPED FIRST SIGNS OF DIABETES BUT DIDN'T START INSULIN UNTIL 1985.

ATTENDED SAM HOUSTON UNIVERSITY IN HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS. MAJORED IN CHEMISTRY WITH MINOR IN BIOLOGY. IN '50S, I WORKED AS RESEARCH CHEMIST AT M.D. ANDERSON CANCER HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON. THAT JOB ENDED WHEN WE MOVED TO GEORGIA. IN 1960'S, I WORKED AS LEGAL SECRETARY AND EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AT UNITED GAS COMPANY IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS. TRAINING THAT I HAD: BUSINESS MACHINE USE, SPEEDWRITING. WAS A MEMBER OF RAINBOW GIRLS IN FREEPORT, TX. WAS A MEMBER OF ORDER OF EASTERN STAR IN DEXTER, MO.
DEMOCRAT STATE COMMITTEE WOMAN IN MISSOURI. I AM PRESIDENT OF CREATIVE COMMUNITIES, INC, A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZED TO MOVE WELFARE PEOPLE OFF WELFARE ROLLS, GET THEIR GED'S, BECOME EMPLOYED, PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS. WE COVER 8 COUNTIES. ALSO PRESIDENT OF 8TH DISTRICT, MFWDC, COMPRISING 26 COUNTIES.

TRAVELED WITH PARENTS AS A CHILD THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN PART OF U.S., AS MY FATHER LAID PIPELINES. WHEN I WAS THREE OR FOUR, LIVED WITH MY PARENTS IN BARANQUILLA, COLUMBIA WHILE MY FATHER LAID A PIPELINE ACROSS THE JUNGLE OF COLUMBIA. FOLLOWING THE START OF WWII, PARENTS SETTLED DOWN IN FREEPORT, TEXAS AND I ATTENDED SCHOOL THERE AND GRADUATED FROM BRAZOSPORT HIGH SCHOOL IN 1953. MY HOBBIES: READING (HISTORICAL NOVELS), GENEALOGY, PHOTOGRAPHY, CHESS, DECORATING, TRAVELING (A TOURIST AT HEART) AND IN MY YOUNGER YEARS LIKED BOATING AND SWIMMING. HAVE LOVED ANIMALS ALL MY LIFE AND HAD MANY, MANY PETS. WHEN I WAS A CHILD, I WOULD HOLD MY BREATH AT TIMES AND TURNED BLUE BEFORE THEY COULD SNAP ME OUT OF IT.

CHARACTERISTICS: SENSITIVE; IN MIDST OF UNCERTAINTY, DESPAIR AND SADNESS, I SEEK RETREAT AND SOLITUDE AND WITHDRAW INTO PROTECTIVE SHELL. QUITE TOUCHY AT TIMES AND CRY A LOT. MOST OF THE TIME I THINK I AM PATIENT. I REVERE THE PAST AND PATRIOTIC TO THE CORE. COMPASSIONATE. I ALWAYS PILE UP TANGIBLES AGAINST SOME IMAGINARY FUTURE DISASTER. I HATE TO BE CRITICIZED AND DEEPLY WOUNDED BY RIDICULE; CAN'T STAND BEING REJECTED. SELDOM OPENLY AGGRESSIVE. FEEL INADEQUATE MUCH OF THE TIME. FROM HIGH SCHOOL ON, I WAS ALWAYS INTERESTED IN CURRENT EVENTS AND POLITICS. ALWAYS PARTICIPATED IN POLITICAL PROCESS. I AM SOMEWHAT INTROVERTED, SHY AND SELF-CONSCIOUS; HAVE A GENTLE NATURE WITH ANIMALS. NOT A "JOINER", DEEPLY DISLIKE SMOKING; SENTIMENTAL, METHODICAL AND LOGICAL, STUBBORN, ARGUMENTATIVE...DIFFICULT TO CONVINCE ONCE MY MIND IS MADE UP; COMPETITIVE, BAD TEMPER, NOT VERY ADAPTABLE (I WOULD NEVER HAVE MADE A PIONEER); LIKE LOVELY THINGS AND ENJOY MY MATERIAL THINGS; WHILE I ENJOY BOTH LOVELY ART AND MUSIC, I HAVE NO TALENTS IN EITHER DIRECTION. NOT EASILY MOVED TO CHANGE MY HABITS. I NEVER ATTEMPTED TO BECOME A SEAMTRESS (JUST WASN'T INTERESTED) AND I NEVER CARED ABOUT COOKING...ESPECIALLY BAKING. IN MY CHILDHOOD, SINCE I WAS INITIALLY RAISED IN PIPELINE CAMPS WITH NO OTHER CHILDREN AROUND, I LEARNED EARLY TO ENTERTAIN MYSELF AND TO PLAY ALONE. I, THEREFORE, DO NOT MIND SOLITUDE NOW. UNFORTUNATELY, I AM VINDICTIVE AND FIND IT DIFFICULT TO FORGIVE ANYONE WHO HAS "WRONGED" ME.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: BAPTIST CHURCH (AS A CHILD); EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND METHODIST CHURCH (WHEN ADULT). AT SEVERAL CHURCHES, I SANG IN THE CHURCH CHOIR.

MARRIED THE FIRST TIME TO WILLIAM ERIC PENNEY, MARCH 16, 1956 IN ABILENE, TEXAS. DIVORCED ON SEPT 22, 1967. 2ND MARRIAGE TO WILLIAM PERRY HERRING MCFADDIN III ON FEBRUARY 16, 1968 AT BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS BY WALLACE A. MCCASLAND. ATTENDANTS INCLUDED FRANK HARDCASTLE AND MAMIE WHITE EDSON. I WAS WIDOWED ON JULY 26, 1971 IN FULTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS. MARRIED 3RD TO JERRY THOMAS HOWARD, JULY 14, 1973, THAYER, MISSOURI. MOVED TO DEXTER, STODDARD CO, MISSOURI AND WE BUILT NEW HOME ON OUTSKIRTS OF DEXTER.

I was born in 1935. I was before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the Pill. There weren't things like radar, credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens. Man had not invented panty hose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners and man hadn't walked on the moon. I married first then we lived together. Every family had a father and a mother and every kid over 14 had a rifle that his or her dad taught them how to use and respect. Until I was 25, I called every man older than me 'sir' and after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, 'sir'. In our time, closets were for clothes, not for 'coming out of'. Sundays were set aside for going to church as a family, helping those in need and just visiting with your neighbors. We were before gay-rights, computer dating, dual careers, day-care centers and group therapy. Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgement and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong, and to stand up and take responsibility for your actions. Serving your Country was a privilege; living here was a bigger privilege. We thought fast food was what you ate during Lent. And time sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends, not condominiums. We never ehard of FM radio, tape decks, CD's, electric typewriters, artificial hearts, word processors, yogurt or guys wearing ear rings. We listened to the 'big bands', Jack Benny and the President's speeches on the radio. A Sunday evening "must" was listening to Walter Winchell on the radio. I don't ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey. If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan" on it, it was junk. The term 'making out' referred to how you did on your school exams. Pizzas, McDonald's and instant coffee were unheard of. We had 5 and 10 cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice Cream cones, phone calls, rides on a street car, and Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn't want to 'splurge', you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail a letter and two postcards. You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600 but who could afford one? Too bad too, because gas was 11 cents a gallon. In my day 'grass' was mowed, 'coke' was a cold drink, 'pot' was something your mother cooked in, and 'rock music' was your grandmother's lullaby. Aids were helpers in the Principals office, a 'chip' meant a piece of wood, 'hardware' was found in a hardware store and software wasn't even a word. We were not before the difference between the sexes was discovered, but we were surely before the sex change, 'Billy' has two mommies and you didn't see pornography in a family home and at newstands. And we were the last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husband to have a baby. No wonder people today call us old and confused, and there is such a generation gap!

























More About SHIRLA JEAN RATHJEN:
Comment 1: 1978, Had a miscarriage
Fact 1: Bet. 1953 - 1956, ATTENDED SAM HOUSTON STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, HUNTSVILLE, TX
Fact 2: 1950, MEMBER OF RAINBOW GIRLS/FREEPORT, TX
Fact 3: 1953, GRADUATED FROM BRAZOSPORT HIGH SCHOOL IN 1953
Fact 4: 27 Sep 1967, DIVORCED FROM ERIC PENNEY IN 1967
Fact 5: 16 Feb 1968, REMARRIED TO PERRY MCFADDIN IN 1968
Fact 6: Aug 1969, MOVED TO FULTON CO, ARKANSAS IN 1969
Fact 7: Jan 1970, MOVED INTO NEW HOME ON RANCH IN 1970
Fact 8: 26 Jul 1971, WIDOWED IN FULTON CO, ARK IN JULY 1971
Fact 9: 14 Jul 1973, REMARRIED TO JERRY HOWARD IN 1973
Fact 10: Aug 1973, MOVED TO STODDARD CO, MO IN 1973
Fact 11: 1988, MEMBER OF EASTERN STAR IN DEXTER, MO
Fact 12: 1990, DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEEWOMAN IN MISSOURI
Fact 13: 1997, PRESIDENT OF 8TH DIST DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CLUBS
Fact 15: Dec 2001, renal failure; underwent dialysis for several months
Fact 16: Nov 2002, Had 2nd toe on left foot amputated
Medical Information: ANGINA, FIRST IN 1984; DIABETIC (ADULT ONSET); NEVER SMOKED; GUM DISEASE, MID 40S; INNER EAR PROBLEM (& LOSS OF HEARING);2001, renal failure and had to undergo dialysis for several months until kidney

Notes for WILLIAM ERIC PENNEY:
May 1997, Eric in hospital with drug resistant pneumonia and advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease. On life support for awhile.

More About WILLIAM ERIC PENNEY:
Cause of Death: Parkinson's Disease complications; difficulty breathing
Fact 1: Sep 1967, ERIC AND SHIRLA DIVORCED IN BEAUMONT, TEXAS
Fact 2: Abt. 1948, MARRIED FIRST TO PEGGY BOWDEN, ATLANTA, GA; DIVORCED
Fact 3: Abt. 1950, ,MARRIED TO RUSTY ROWLAND; DIVORCED about 1954/55
Fact 4: 16 Mar 1956, MARRIED 3RD TO SHIRLA RATHJEN; DIVORCED in 1967
Fact 5: Dec 1967, MARRIED 4TH TO BETH CLANTON, DIVORCED
Fact 6: 1982, MARRIED 5TH TO MARGARET BOSTON, WIDOWED
Fact 7: ATTENDED OPTOMETRY SCHOOL IN MEMPHIS, TN
Fact 8: HAD USED CAR LOT IN ATLANTA
Fact 9: WAS A DJ AT RADIO STATION IN ATLANTA
Fact 10: 1980, MOVED TO JASPER, TEXAS AND BGT OPTOMETRY PRACTICE
Fact 11: 1996, MARRIED 6TH TO THEDA HUNTER/JASPER, TX
Fact 12: 1956, ALSO ATTENDED UNIV OF HOUSTON OPTOMETRY SCHOOL
Fact 13: 1997, SOLD HIS PRACTICE IN JASPER, TEXAS
Medical Information: HAD CATARACTS AND GLAUCOMA; PARKINSON'S DISEASE; HAD RECEDING CHIN AND HAD IT OPERATED ON WHEN YOUNG.

Marriage Notes for SHIRLA RATHJEN and WILLIAM PENNEY:
At the end of the summer of 1955, I left college and went home to Freeport. I got a job at the medical clinic in Freeport. One of the nurses there and I became close friends. She approached me in the late fall of 1955 and invited me to go on a double-date with them...a blind date for me...with a car salesman in Houston. They had met him when they purchased a new car and had kept in touch with him. His name: Eric Penney. I agreed to accompany them to Houston where we went to the theatre and later danced awhile. I was impressed with Eric; he was a southerner, mannerly and gracious. Totally unlike the "jocks" I'd dated heretofore...who expected me to open car doors for them! Eric began to drive to Freeport several nights a week and each week-end to see me (a hour and ahalf trip one way). After two months, he asked me to marry him and gave me a lovely engagement ring. As we began discussing plans to marry, I told my parents I didn't wish a "big" wedding, etc. Mother was ill, having just had a hysterectomy and unable to do much in the way of a wedding. They decided instead to give me the money it would cost for a large wedding so that we could furnish an apt and get started on our wedded life. We decided to drive to Abilene, TX and be married there. Eric's closest friends...Ed and Marjorie Dressen...lived there and we would be married there. We drove to Abilene one day and was married the next. The date of marriage: March 16, 1956. We were married in the Dressen's church by their pastor.


More About WILLIAM PENNEY and SHIRLA RATHJEN:
Divorce: Sep 1967, Jefferson County, Texas
Marriage: 16 Mar 1956, Abilene, Texas

Notes for WM. PERRY HERRING MCFADDIN III:
PERRY WAS IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE AT TIME OF KOREAN WAR. HE ATTENDED TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY. UPON RETURNING TO JEFFERSON COUNTY, HE JOINED HIS FATHER IN RUNNING THE MCFADDIN RANCHES. HIS UNCLE, CALDWELL MCFADDIN, TOOK CARE OF THE OFFICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS OF THE FAMILY. PERRY WAS AN ALCOHOLIC, SMOKED AND TOWARD THE END OF HIS LIFE, HAD VERY HIGH CHOLESTEROL. HE HAD A TERRIFIC SENSE OF HUMOR BUT BECAME A BULLY WHEN HE WAS DRINKING. PERRY LOVED THE OUTDOORS AND WORKING AT THE RANCH. HE HAD VIVID BLUE EYES, HE BEGAN TO BALD BY HIS LATE 20s, BUT HAD A VERY HAIRY BODY. HE HAD A NERVOUS STOMACH AND AN ULCER.

More About WM. PERRY HERRING MCFADDIN III:
Burial: Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death: suicide
Fact 1: Ran the McFaddin Ranch in Jefferson Co., TX
Fact 2: Attended Texas A & M University
Fact 3: Served in U.S. Air Force
Fact 4: Was an alcoholic; smoked; high cholesterol
Fact 5: Terrific sense of humor but became a bully when drinking
Fact 6: Loved the outdoors and working at the ranch
Fact 7: Had vivid blue eyes
Fact 8: began to bald early in life
Fact 9: 1968, Jefferson Co., ranch sold
Fact 10: 1969, moved family to Fulton Co., Arkansas
Medical Information: Had extremely high cholesterol in later life; was an alcoholic; HEAVY SMOKER; BODY WAS VERY HAIRY; BODY WAS VERY HAIRY; BALD BY LATE 20'S; NERVOUS STOMACH
Occupation: 1969, ran Cee Cross Ranch in Fulton Co, AR

Marriage Notes for SHIRLA RATHJEN and WM. MCFADDIN:
In 1967 (September) I was divorced from Eric Penney, having been separated for four months. I was working as a legal secretary at the time of the divorce, but by October 1, 1967, had gone to work as secretary for President of United Gas in Beaumont, TX. A very close friend from a law firm where I used to work asked me to go out with her husband's best friend...we all were to go target shooting! The longtime friend was Perry McFaddin. Perry arrived to pick me up and when he walked into the house and smiled at me, it was like renewing an old friendship that I had missed for a long time. And, it was the same for him! We dated four months, spending practically all our time together. He enjoyed the children and we all had a good time together. The McFaddin Ranch was a fun place to be for the kid...and I enjoyed it because Perry loved it so. We were married at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas on February 16, 1968 by the Circuit Judge. Since I was still employed at United Gas we didn't take a long honeymoon. We lived in my house on Hazel Street. His brother Northcott was still living at their jointly owned home outside of Beaumont. I immediately became pregnant and Perry was overjoyed. He was fervently hoping for a boy! It was to great joy that Bill Perry arrived in this world on November 27, 1968! In 1969, came a shock to Perry and I. The family decided to sell the huge McFaddin Ranch in Jefferson County, TX. We had a choice of moving to the ranch in West Texas or to the ranch in Fulton Co., Arkansas. He nixed the proposal that he remain in Beaumont and work at the McFaddin business office. The decision was made to move to Arkansas. We chose a homesite on the ranch and began building a home. We moved to Mammoth Spring, AR in July 1969. Things went well for awhile but in early 1971 Perry began to feel bad and following tests which revealed that he suffered from EXTREMELY high cholesterol, began to be depressed. Too, he began to have symtoms which he felt were stomach cancer symtoms and became more morose. He refused, however, to go to the doctor or to Mayo Clinic to check it out. His mother had died of stomach cancer and he feared the worst. His fear and depression continued until July 26, 1971 when he committed suicide by shooting himself. Teh autopsy showed that he indeed had stomach cancer. Perry served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict, attended Texas A & M and ran the McFaddin Ranch, first in Jefferson County, TX and later in Fulton Co., AR.

More About WM. MCFADDIN and SHIRLA RATHJEN:
Comment 1: WITNESS: FRANK HARDCASTLE AND MAMIE EDSON
Death of one spouse: 26 Jul 1971, Fulton Co., Arkansas
Marriage: 16 Feb 1968, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas
Marriage date: married at Jefferson Co., TX courthouse by JP

More About JERRY THOMAS HOWARD:
Comment 1: rAN A HORSE BREEDING FARM, SUNNY HILL FARM
Fact 1: 1936, BORN IN OAK RIDGE, MO
Fact 2: MOST OF CHILDHOOD SPENT IN CAPE GIRARDEAU
Fact 3: 1953, GRADUATED FROM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, CAPE GIR
Fact 4: 1954, SERVED IN ARMORED DIVISION IN KOREA
Fact 5: 1961, ATTEND SOUTHEAST MO UNIVERSITY; REC'D B.S. DEGREE
Fact 6: MARRIED FIRST TIME AT AGE 17
Fact 7: WORKED AS SALESMAN, AND WITH FINANCE COMPANIES
Fact 8: 1968, MOVED TO PIEDMONT IN 1968 FROM CAPE
Fact 9: 1972, RAN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN 1972
Fact 10: 1973, DIVORCED IN 1973 AND REMARRIED
Fact 11: 1976, DEFEATED IN PRIMARY ELECTION IN 1976
Fact 12: 1987, RE-ELECTED STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN 1987
Fact 13: 1990, ELECTED STATE SENATOR IN 1990
Fact 15: 2002, diRECTOR OF RURAL RESOURCES
Medical Information: SEVERE ARTHRITIS; HEAVY SMOKER UNTIL AGE 36; PROBLEMS WITH RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; OCCASIONAL ; NERVOUS STOMACH PROBLEMS; '99 had minor stroke due to high cholesterol; SEVERE PAIN IN SHOULDERS AND KNEES;

Marriage Notes for SHIRLA RATHJEN and JERRY HOWARD:
I was widowed in 1971 and lived on a large cattle ranch near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with my three young children. My father lived nearby. In February 1973, some friends, Dub and Betty Garren, from Thayer, MO (orginally from Texas) invited me to accompany them to a cattlemen's convention at Tan-Tar-A, a famous resort at Lake of the Ozarks. I agreed to go with them. While at the convention, I was introduced to a Missouri State Representative named Jerry Howard. Following the convention, he called everyday and began making weekly trips down to the ranch in Arkansas...a five hour trip one way. (He always maintained that it was my delicious well water on the ranch that drew him down to Arkansas so often. ) In June, as usual, I rented a beach house on the Texas coast for two weeks. The last week, he flew down to spend the balance of the time with us. While there, he proposed and I agreed to marry him. He drove back to Arkansas with Bill and I [Erin and Mike stayed in Beaumont for a visit with their father] When we married on July 14, 1973, Michael flew back from Texas but Erin remained in Texas] We married at the Methodist Church in Thayer, MO. A comical note: Jerry purchased a large Bible to be used in the ceremony and from which he and I were to read certain scriptures re love that he particularly liked. He was insistent about doing this. The minister read some scriptures first then handed the Bible to Jerry and he opened the Bible to the scriptures he had selected. HOWEVER, when we began to read...Jerry could make so sounds but seemed frozen in place. So I had to read the scriptures alone. I could have killed him! We moved to Dexter a few days later and began building our new home there. We have lived there, Sunny Hill Farm, our entire married life. Jerry and I have no children together; he has a son and daughter, John and Eliza, from a previous marriage. I have three children from previous marriages: Erin, Michael and Bill. Jerry is currently a Missouri State Senator and we are involved in a horse breeding farm, investments and managing properties we own in Texas and Arkansas. I remain heavily involved in politics. I also serve as President of not-for-profit organization, CREATIVE COMMUNITIES, INC, a group dedicated to training people on welfare and finding work for them, thus getting them off welfare rolls. This organization works in 9 counties and has been successful in this endeavor.

More About JERRY HOWARD and SHIRLA RATHJEN:
Marriage: 14 Jul 1973, Thayer, Missouri

Children of SHIRLA RATHJEN and WILLIAM PENNEY are:
i. ERIN DIANE8 PENNEY, b. 12 Jun 1958, Thomasville, GA; m. JEFFREY FRED WOODEN, 01 Jul 1994, Springfield, MO; b. 28 May 1965, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY.

Notes for ERIN DIANE PENNEY:
Erin Diane Penney is 5'8", has light red hair and hazel eyes. In her teens, she unfortunately developed a drug problem and had to spend a year at Teen Challenge. This caused her to develop a mental problem and she struggled with that for several years. She regained control of herself, attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. She is presently working as an Assistant Editor at the Assembly of God Headquarters in Springfield. Has extremely high IQ. She married to Jeff Wooden in Springfield in 1994. Erin is left handed.

More About ERIN DIANE PENNEY:
Fact 1: HAD LITE RED HAIR, HAZEL EYES.
Fact 2: ATTENDED CENTRAL BIBLE COLLEGE IN SPRINGFIELD, MO
Fact 3: MARRIED IN SPRINGFIELD
Fact 4: WORKED AS ASSIST EDITOR AT ASSEMBLY OF GOD HQ
Fact 5: LEFT HANDED
Medical Information: HAD NERVOUS PROBLEMS AS TEEN; RESULT OF DRUG PROBLEM; HAD MAJOR DENTAL PROBLEMS, A GENETIC PROBLEM INHERITED FROM FATHER;

More About JEFFREY WOODEN and ERIN PENNEY:
Marriage: 01 Jul 1994, Springfield, MO

69. ii. MICHAEL RATHJEN PENNEY, b. 10 Oct 1959, Savannah, GA.


Child of SHIRLA RATHJEN and WM. MCFADDIN is:
70. iii. WM. PERRY HERRING8 MCFADDIN IV, b. 27 Nov 1968, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas.


59. REBECCA ELIZABETH7 NOLAND (HAROLD BURTON6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 Oct 1944. She married DAVID MORTON 06 Sep 1973 in Portland, Oregon.

Notes for REBECCA ELIZABETH NOLAND:
Following the death of her father, Mutt, in Germany, she moved with her mother to Sherman, Texas and lived with her grandmother. Her mother remarried to a Spanierd/Mexican from New Mexico and she moved there, taking her two daughters. Her mother had other children by the Mexican. Beckie said they always felt like outsiders because they didn't resemble the half-siblings. When she reached her teens, she became rebellious and was eventually sent to live with her aunt in Idaho. After a few years, she married David Morton, a geologist, from Portland, Oregon. They lived for a number of years in Houston, Texas while David worked for oil companies. However, when the oil crash came, he lost his job and they returned to Portland, Oregon. Beckie and David divorced in 1997. She teaches school at the public schools there. In 2002, Beckie moved to Alaska and is teaching there.

More About REBECCA ELIZABETH NOLAND:
Comment 1: 2002, moved to Alaska to teach school
Fact 1: TEACHES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

More About DAVID MORTON:
Fact 1: OCCUPATION: GEOLOGIST

More About DAVID MORTON and REBECCA NOLAND:
Marriage: 06 Sep 1973, Portland, Oregon

Children of REBECCA NOLAND and DAVID MORTON are:
i. MELODY ANN8 MORTON, b. 12 Jul 1978.

Notes for MELODY ANN MORTON:
This child died in her crib when her head became wedged between the bars.

ii. MICHAEL GEORGE MORTON, b. 02 Mar 1981.

More About MICHAEL GEORGE MORTON:
Fact 1: 1995, IN FIRST NATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT IN FLORIDA.
Fact 2: 1995, WON PACIFIC NW TITLE (FOR OR, WA, IDAHO & MONTANA
Fact 3: PLAYS ON GOLFING VARSITY TEAM AT SCHOOL
Fact 4: ALSO PLAYS ON BASKETBALL TEAM AT SCHOOL
Fact 5: LOVES FLY-FISHING ON MT. HOOD

iii. KIMBERLY LYNETTE MORTON, b. 27 Jun 1982.

More About KIMBERLY LYNETTE MORTON:
Fact 1: 1995, HAS TB HORSE AND INTO ENGLISH RIDING
Fact 2: INVOLVED IN 4-H AT SCHOOL
Fact 3: PLAYS SOCCER AS DEFENDER/GOALIE
Fact 4: LOVES TO SKI IN THE WINTER (DOWNHILL COMPETITION)


60. FRANCES ANN7 NOLAND (HAROLD BURTON6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 19 Oct 1946 in Sherman, Texas. She married MAURICE RINGLER.

Notes for FRANCES ANN NOLAND:
Fran married and divorced Maurice Ringler. She then moved to Winter Park, CO and became a ski instructor. For a period of time, she was co-owner of ski lodge but sold it to daughter and son-in-law in 1991. Fran has red hair and blue eyes. Fran is a ski instructor during the winter months. During summer, she goes to Padre Island, Texas and teaches wind surfing. Then she and her friend, Jim Brenner, travel to Oregon where they test new prototypes of wind surfing boards. Then they return to Winter Park for the snow season. 2001-2002 was their last season at teaching people to ski. They have now moved to the island of Maui in Hawaii. They live in a guest house on the estate of Fran's dau, Candace Bambei. They have sold their property in Winter Park, CO.

More About FRANCES ANN NOLAND:
Comment 1: 2002, moved to Hawaii to live on dau's estate
Fact 1: Taught skiing for years at Winter Park, CO
Fact 2: Taught wind surfing in Corpus Christi, TX in off season
Fact 3: TEsted new wind surfing boards in Calif/Oregon
Fact 4: at one time owned ski lodge in Winter Park

Child of FRANCES NOLAND and MAURICE RINGLER is:
71. i. CANDACE SHIREE (CANDY)8 RINGLER, b. 24 Nov 1963.


61. GERALD HERSCHEL7 NOLAND, JR (JERRY) (GERALD HERSCHEL6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 20 Oct 1942 in Fayette, Ala. He met (1) SHARON MIKOLS 04 Feb 1968 in Anaheim, Calif. He married (2) PEGGY EDELHOFF 11 Jan 1986 in Annapolis, MD.

Notes for GERALD HERSCHEL NOLAND, JR (JERRY):
Gerald "Jerry" Noland served in the Marines. After his service, he opened a store near San Francisco in which he and his wife designed their own beautiful fabrics and had a decorating business. They had two children. He then got into hang gliding, met his second wife doing that. He and first wife divorced and he married the second time...to a cardiologist. They had two daughters. In 1989, when the earthquake hit that region, their home was destroyed. His wife was terrified and shortly thereafter she took the children and returned to Maryland, where her parents lived. Jerry went too but they soon divorced and he returned to California. Jerry now is in the computer field.

More About GERALD NOLAND and SHARON MIKOLS:
Other-Begin: 04 Feb 1968, Anaheim, Calif

More About GERALD NOLAND and PEGGY EDELHOFF:
Marriage: 11 Jan 1986, Annapolis, MD

Children of GERALD NOLAND and SHARON MIKOLS are:
i. ASTRA RHIANNON MIKOLS8 NOLAND, b. 14 Jun 1978.
ii. CAYCE RYAN NOLAND, b. 25 Jun 1981.


Children of GERALD NOLAND and PEGGY EDELHOFF are:
iii. ARYEL ELIZABETH8 NOLAND, b. 19 Dec 1986.
iv. MARYAH NOLAND, b. 11 Jul 1990.


62. JAY STEVEN (STEVE)7 NOLAND (GERALD HERSCHEL6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 16 Oct 1949 in Cherry Point, NC. He married (1) SARAH BENSON 03 Nov 1973 in Costa Mesa, Calif. He married (2) BETSY DAVIS 24 May 1991.

Notes for JAY STEVEN (STEVE) NOLAND:
Steve served several years in the Navy. He married and lived in California for awhile. They had one son. Then they moved to Boulder, Colorado where he went to work in telecommunications field. He and Sarah divorced, he remarried and had a daughter.

More About JAY NOLAND and SARAH BENSON:
Marriage: 03 Nov 1973, Costa Mesa, Calif

More About JAY NOLAND and BETSY DAVIS:
Marriage: 24 May 1991

Child of JAY NOLAND and SARAH BENSON is:
i. JAMIE THATCHER8 NOLAND, b. 28 Mar 1977.


Child of JAY NOLAND and BETSY DAVIS is:
ii. SAMANTHA LOUISE8 NOLAND, b. Aug 1991.


Generation No. 6

63. JIMMY CURTIS8 SIMPSON (MARTHA CAROLYN7 NOLAND, CURTIS HENLEY6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 21 May 1953 in Hamilton AFB, Hamilton, Marin Co., Calif. He married BARBARA JEAN WILLIAMSON 12 May 1972 in Birmingham, Ala.

Notes for JIMMY CURTIS SIMPSON:
Jimmy Curtis Simpson married Barbara Willamson in Birmingham, Ala in 1972. Taught briefly at the U. of Ala. He has Masters and PhD in Business Administration. Jimmy and family moved to Montgomery, Ala where he accepted the position of full professor at Troy State University teaching their MBA program.

More About JIMMY SIMPSON and BARBARA WILLIAMSON:
Marriage: 12 May 1972, Birmingham, Ala

Child of JIMMY SIMPSON and BARBARA WILLIAMSON is:
i. AMELIA GRACE9 SIMPSON, b. 22 May 1991.


64. CAROLYN RENEE8 SIMPSON (MARTHA CAROLYN7 NOLAND, CURTIS HENLEY6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 07 Feb 1962 in Birmingham, Ala. She married JAMES GREGORY CHANDLER 08 Jun 1985 in Bessemer, Alabama.

Notes for CAROLYN RENEE SIMPSON:
Carolyn Renee Simpson attended U. of Alabama - Birmingham. In 1985 she married James Gregory Chandler. For some years, they lived next door to her mother and father. In 1995, Renee taught school. In 1995, Renee and family moved to Montgomery, AL where Greg is employed as a supervisor at Bagly Elevator Co.

More About JAMES CHANDLER and CAROLYN SIMPSON:
Marriage: 08 Jun 1985, Bessemer, Alabama

Children of CAROLYN SIMPSON and JAMES CHANDLER are:
i. KRISTEN RENEE9 CHANDLER, b. 31 Jan 1991.
ii. BRYAN GREGORY CHANDLER, b. 21 Jul 1993.
iii. ZACHARY CURTIS CHANDLER, b. 02 Jan 1995.


65. STEPHEN RANDALL8 GODDARD (KATHRYN ELIZABETH NOLAND7 (BETTY), SAMUEL CAYCE6 NOLAND, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 17 May 1954. He married JANICE DAVIS.

Child of STEPHEN GODDARD and JANICE DAVIS is:
i. STEPHEN RANDALL9 GODDARD, JR., b. 24 Nov 1983.


66. CALVIN WAYNE8 GODDARD (KATHRYN ELIZABETH NOLAND7 (BETTY), SAMUEL CAYCE6 NOLAND, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 May 1955. He married CARRYE FIELDS.

Children of CALVIN GODDARD and CARRYE FIELDS are:
i. ERIN9 GODDARD, b. 23 Apr 1981.
ii. LINDSAY MARIE GODDARD, b. May 1984.


67. PATRICIA SUSAN8 GREENE (MARY SUE7 NOLAND, SAMUEL CAYCE6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Dec 1951. She married DALE EUGENE LANE. He was born 29 Apr 1947.

More About PATRICIA SUSAN GREENE:
Fact 1: LIVES IN COTTAGE GROVE, MINN

Children of PATRICIA GREENE and DALE LANE are:
i. JEREMY ALLEN9 LANE, b. 01 Dec 1976.
ii. JONATHAN ANDREW LANE, b. 24 Jul 1978.
iii. JUSTIN ADAM LANE, b. 04 Apr 1980.
iv. JENNIFER SUE LANE, b. 10 Jul 1983.


68. SONIA MARIE8 NICKELS (MARY SUE7 NOLAND, SAMUEL CAYCE6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 07 Oct 1962. She married SIDNEY RAY EDWARDS. He was born 30 Jul 1947.

Children of SONIA NICKELS and SIDNEY EDWARDS are:
i. STEPHANIE MARIE9 EDWARDS, b. 04 Sep 1982.
ii. STUART RAY EDWARDS, b. 21 Feb 1985.
iii. SHARON MICHELLE EDWARDS, b. 31 Dec 1986.
iv. SCOTT E PHILLIPS, b. 05 Sep 1989.


69. MICHAEL RATHJEN8 PENNEY (SHIRLA JEAN7 RATHJEN, MELBA ELIZABETH6 NOLAND, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 10 Oct 1959 in Savannah, GA. He married (1) LESLIE ALLISON BRAUN 25 Jul 1987 in ST LOUIS, MO. He married (2) KAREN RENEE LINGERFELT 01 Sep 1990 in Stoddard Co., MO, daughter of WINDA LINGERFELT and SUE YORK. She was born 04 Mar 1964 in Nashville, TN.

Notes for MICHAEL RATHJEN PENNEY:
MEMBER OF V.O.S.H. (VOLUNTEER OPTOMETRIC SERVICES FOR HUMANITY) AND TRAVELED TO SEVERAL THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES TO EXAMINE EYES OF IMPOVERISHED PEOPLE AND DISPENSE EYE GLASSES. COUNTRIES VISITED: GUATAMAELA, AFRICA, NEPAL, SANTA DOMINGO, BOLIVIA.

In 1967, Mike was member of Indian Guides in Beaumont, Texas. In 1971, member of Boy Scouts in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. In 1978, Mike graduated from Dexter High School, Dexter, MO. In High School he participated in football (tight end), basketball (center), track. In his senior year, the underclassmen voted him as the most liked. In 1983, Mike graduated from Southeast Missouri University at Cape Girardeau, MO with a BS in psychology-chemistry. In 1987, rec'd his Doctorate in Optometry from University of Missouri-St Louis. In 1987, he married the first time to Leslie Braun, of St Louis. In 1987, Mike began purchasing the practice of Dr. Huntington in Poplar Bluff, MO. Mike's wife was unhappy to be away from St. Louis and they were divorced in 1988. In 1990, Mike married a second time, to Karen Lingerfelt. They have two children: Michael and Caroline. Mike has light brown hair, brown eyes and an infectious smile. He is active in is community, a member of the Rotary, a caring individual, an outstanding athlete and devoted to his family. Mike has a witty personality, is dependable and is a dedicated conservationist. Mike is President of the Missouri Optometric Association. Hobbies: Paintball competition, scuba diving, model train sets, military history. A devoted father, he spends a lot of time with his children and is one of the coaches for his son's soccer team and T-ball team. In 2002, rec'd his pilot's license.

More About MICHAEL RATHJEN PENNEY:
Comment 4: 01 Sep 2004, Practice opened in new building in Poplar Bluff, MO
Comment 1: became a certified scuba diver
Commnt 3: 2004, bOUGHT AIRPLANE
Fact 1: 1967, member of Indian Guides in Beaumont, Texas
Fact 2: 1971, member of boy scouts in Mammoth Spring, ARK
Fact 3: has light brown eyes and brown hair
Fact 4: 1978, GRADUATED FROM DEXTER HIGH SCHOOL
Fact 5: 1983, GRADUATED FROM SOUTHEAST MISSOURI UNIVERSITY
Fact 6: BS IN PSYCHOLOGY-CHEMISTRY
Fact 7: 1987, REC'D DOCTORATE IN OPTOMETRY FROM UMSL
Fact 8: 1987, BEGAN BUYING PRACTICE FROM DR. HUNTINGTON IN POP BLUFF, MO
Fact 9: MEMBER OF THE ROTARY CLUB
Fact 10: CARING INDIVIDUAL, OUTSTANDING ATHLETE, CLOSE TO HIS FAMILY
Fact 11: WITTY PERSONALITY, DEDICATED CONSERVATIONIST
Fact 12: ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
Fact 13: 1996, PRESIDENT OF SE MO OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
Fact 15: 04 Mar 1999, Moved into new home on lake near PB
Fact 16: 09 Oct 1999, Became President of Missouri Optometric Association
Fact 17: 2002, reC'D HIS PILOT'S LICENSE
Fact 18: 2003, became member of PB Airport Board
Medical Information: HAD "GILL" REMOVED FROM NECK; HAD EXTENSIVE JAW SURGERY TO RECONSTRUCT JAW INJURED IN FOOTBALL; HAD THYROID PROBLEM;

More About MICHAEL PENNEY and LESLIE BRAUN:
Divorce: 1988, POPLAR BLUFF, MO
Marriage: 25 Jul 1987, ST LOUIS, MO

More About MICHAEL PENNEY and KAREN LINGERFELT:
Marriage: 01 Sep 1990, Stoddard Co., MO
Marriage date: 01 Sep 1990, MARRIED AT SUNNY HILL FARM, STODDARD CO, MO

Children of MICHAEL PENNEY and KAREN LINGERFELT are:
i. MICHAEL RATHJEN9 PENNEY, JR., b. 29 Nov 1991, POPLAR BLUFF, BUTLER CO, MO.
ii. CAROLINE ELISE PENNEY, b. 19 Jan 1994, POPLAR BLUFF, BUTLER CO, MO.


70. WM. PERRY HERRING8 MCFADDIN IV (SHIRLA JEAN7 RATHJEN, MELBA ELIZABETH6 NOLAND, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 27 Nov 1968 in Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas. He met (1) LORI SPURGEON 1990 in Fulton Co., AR, daughter of DIANE FOSTER. He married (2) JENNIFER ANN WILLIAMS 14 Feb 1998 in Fulton Co, Ark, daughter of DANNY WILLIAMS and JUDY BRYANT. She was born 10 Oct 1973.

Notes for WM. PERRY HERRING MCFADDIN IV:
To Bill:

You are the product of a long line of individuals..their mannerisms, traits, characteristics are still very much alive in you. From these people you received your heritage, your physical being, your determination, your mental abilities and your traits...whether they be strong ones or weaknesses.

Sometimes it is hard to be strong and brave in the face of temptations...sometimes it is easier (or so it seems) to "go along" with the crowd. You have a heritage, however, of strong willed individuals...brave fighters and leaders! Men and women who encountered hardship and hard work and stood their ground. Let's talk about some of them now so you will know your "Roots" are anchored firmly in the development of this country. We will talk about some of the hardships faced by your ancestors, some of the positions of leadership they held, the terrors they faced in the early years of this country from indians, disease and sickness.

Very early in the colonization of this country was your ancestor LT COL. RICHARD COCKE, who was born in 1600 in England. He was a member of House of Burgesses in Virginia from 1632 to 1654. The House of Burgesses was the first legislative body in the colonies and Virginia was the most populous of colonies. Most of the members of the House of Burgesses were large landowners and influential members of the communities. Other early ancestors holding office were: CHRISTOPHER CLARK, Justice of Peace from Orange Co., VA in 1742. JOHNNY SCOTT, Justice of Peace from Orange Co., VA. Johnny Scott was also a Captain in the Colonial Militia during the Colonial Wars (Indian Wars) from 1758 to 1767 in Orange Co., VA; CAPT JOHN MOORE, fought in Colonial Wars and was a member of House of Burgesses, FROM Isle of Wight, VA. This man's son married into family of Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis-Clark expedition fame); COL. JAMES TAYLOR I, b. 1615 in Carlisle, England and came to America in 1625. The son of James Taylor I, John Taylor, married Catherine Pendleton. He had a grandson, JOHN PENN, that was a lawyer, member of Continental Congress, signed NC Declaration of Independence and was a member of US Congress from NC. James Taylor's daughter married HENRY PENDLETON and his grandson, Capt Henry Pendleton, was a member of House of Burgesses for Culpeper Co., VA in 1774. The youngest son of Henry Pendleton-Mary Bishop Taylor, Edmund Pendleton, was a famed patriot and jurist and a member of the House of Burgesses over 50 years. JAMES TAYLOR II, b. 1674, a colonel of a Regt of Colonial militia; saw active duty in indian wars, Member of House of Burgesses from Orange Co and King and Queen Co., VA, served as Surveyor General for the Colony; was one of the "knights of the Golden Horseshoe" accompanying Gov. Spottswood on his expedition to Swifts Run Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains and through Shenandoah Valley, he died at "Greenfields" in 1729. Col. James Taylor II and his wife Martha Thompson, were gr-grandparents of two Presidents: Jmes Madison (chief architect of Declaration of Independence) and Zachary Taylor. His son, Zachary Taylor married Elizabeth Lee, sister of Richard Henry Lee, that signed Declaration of Independence and was a cousin of Robert E. Lee's father. James Taylor II's grandson Colonel Richard Taylor, b. 1741, with his brother Hancock Taylor made first recorded voyage down Ohio River and Mississippi from Pittsburgh, Penn to New Orleans in 1769, returning home by sea. Richard Taylor served in Revolutionary War as a Capt in Virginia State Line. He moved to Jefferson Co., KY enar Louisville in 1785. He was a member of the Kentucky Legislature in 1792 and elected a Judge of his county. He was involved in many of the conflicts on the frontier, severely wounded in 1792 near Eton Ohio in battle between G. Adair's command and the indians under Little Turtle. Richard's son was President Zachary Taylor. The daughter of Gen. Zachary Taylor, Sarah Knox Taylor was the first wife of Jefferson Davis, the future President of the Confederacy. The son of James Taylor II, JAMES TAYLOR III of Caroline County, VA was a member of 1776 convention from VA; NATHANIEL DAVIS, an early indian trader and married an indian princess, grand-dau of celebrated chief of Powhatans. A daughter of Nathaniel Davis, MARTHA DAVIS, married ABRAHAM VENABLE, a quaker, in 1723. ABRAHAM VENABLE owned much land in Hanover, Louisa and Goochland Counties, VA and was Justice of the Peace of Louisa of first county court, Dec. 1724 - 1742. He was a Captain of Colonial Militia and for 20 years a member of the House of Burgesses from Louisa County, VA. He was a friend and political supporter of Patrick Henry. His will dated April 11, 1768, probated Jan 9, 1769, appointed "my friend Patrick Henry, Trustee". Another of your ancestors, ANTHONY WINSTON, was uncle of Patrick Henry and gr-uncle of Dolly Madison, wife of President James Madison (It is interesting to note that the famed Aaron Burr introduced James Madison to the widow Dolly Cole Todd). Still another ancestor, CAPT THOMAS MARTIN, a Captain in colonial wars and a Rev. soldier, was uncle of Gen. George Rogers Clark and William Clark. Gen. George Rogers Clark was Revolutionary hero and dedicated indian fighter in Kentucy, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. He was the founder of Louisville, Kentucky. William Clark, born in Caroline Co., VA, was involved with the Lewis & Clark Expedition in 1804-1806. He was also Gov of Missouri Territory and founder of Paducah, KY in 1827. Meriwether Lewis was Gov of LA Territory. A brother of CAPT THOMAS MARTIN, Capt Abraham Martin, was killed by indians in 1780. He was a Capt in Colonial forces of Virginia, serving under Col. George Washington in Braddock's campaign. His son married Sarah Clay, a cousin of Henry Clay, a leading American Statesman, Secretary of Statee and who practiced law at Lexington, Ky. Other early ancestors were: James Elliott, a Rev. Soldier from N.C, who moved his family into Tenn after the war; William Northcott, a Rev. Soldier from NC and whose sons Benjamin, Hosea and John, entered Kentucky and Tenn. with Daniel Boone about 1800; Major William McMahon, R.S., settled in Wellsburg, W. VA,a bout 1771 and married Ann Cox, dau of Issac Cox, very early settler whose family built a series of forts (for protection from indians) in Virginia, Penn and Kentucky. ISAAC COX, a Colonel in Colonial Wars and was paymeaster in Washington Co, PA, militia. His brother, FRIEND COX, was in French-Indian wars and was a captain. He had a fort in Hampshire Co., where Washington stationed his army and he carried messages for Washington; In the years 1791 and 1792, indians were still making frequent and disastrous raids into settlements along the Ohio River particularly in the wheeling area where McMahons and Cox families lived. In 1776 and 1777, McMahon participated in many indian fights and was a friend of famed indian fighter, Lewis Wetzel. McMahon was with Gen.Anthony Wayne at Battle of Stony Point, on the Hudson, May 31, 1779. In 1790s, Gen. Anthony Wayne asked McMahon to go with him on an expedition against indians in a capacity of scout or guide. McMahon was commissioned in 1792 and was killed during assault on Ft. Recovery on June 30, 1794. He was 6'6", an unusual height at that time. SAMUEL WILSON, ca 1800, was building boats on the Ohio River for settlers going downriver to settle. PHILIP SANDERS, b. 1756 in NC, had moved with his brother, Reuben, to Murfreesboro, TN as early as 1802. REUBEN COPELAND moved in 1806 from NC to Hickman Co., Tenn. JOHN ROLFE, to Jamestown Colony, VA ca 1610. Married the famed POCAHONTAS in 1614. In 1619, he introduced into the colonies slavery (slaves from Africa) and the crop tobacco. He was killed in indian uprising in 1622 near Jamestown. MAJOR JOHN BOLLING, a member of House of Burgesses inn 1714, 1723 and 1724. In early 1700s, CHARLES MOORMAN was a leading Quaker. NATHANIEL POPE, Lt Col in 1655 Militia from Westmoreland Co., VA. About 1720, BRIAN O'BANNON came from Dublin, Ireland and began buying land in Fauquier Co., VA. According tohis will of 1762, he left a large number of sons and much land. Other court records indicate that he had a common law wife, Margaret Johnston and by her had two "natural" children, Aaron and Francis Johnston. He left them land , with one of his sons their guardian, but they died shortly after death of their father. Several grandsons of this man fought in Revolution and other descendants moved into Kentucky in late 1790s and early 1800s. One of his grandsons, Presley Neville O'Bannon, was the first American to plant an American flag on foreign soil and has a monument in Frankfort, KY Cemetery. ISHAM O'BANNON fought in War of 1812 and brought his family to Kentucky in 1815. His sons became prominent merchants, bankers and landowners in Jefferson Co and Shelby Co., KY. His father, Capt JOHN O'BANNON, a Rev. Soldier. PETER FOREE (FAURE) a Huguenot from Virginia moved his younger children to Kentucky in 1780 to get them away from fighting during revolution but was massacred when the fort they were in was taken by indians. The younger children were captured and taken to Canada. In 1789, NICHOLAS SMITH, b. 1759 in Germany and a Rev. Soldier, bought from Squire Daniel Boone 1400 acres in Shelby Co., KY. His sons, Thomas and William, were prominent merchants. Thomas was a wealthy silversmith as well. CORNELIUS DABNEY, in 1750 was called the "Translator to the Indians". LT COL. JOHN WASHINGTON, to America in 1655; a member of the House of Burgesses from Westmoreland Co., VA and a Justice from that county. He was member of family of GEN GEORGE WASHINGTON. EDWARD DIGGES, in 1655 was Governor of Virginia. SAMPSON LANIER, a Justice and High Sheriff in Brunswick Co., VA; DRURY LEDBETTER in Anson Co., NC - a Colonel of Militia, Sheriff, seat in Senate from Montgomery County, NC. RICHARD COLEMAN, to Granville Co., NC in 1752 - was merchant and tobacco warehouse. HEZEKIAH WILLIAMS in Battle of New Orleans, moved from SC to Mississippi, then to LA then to Texas. WESSON LEDBETTER - in War of 1812 from Tenn. WILLIAM SANDRIDGE was a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence in NC; WILLIAM CARVER was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in NC. In the 1800s JAMES MCFADDIN fought at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and then married and moved to Texas. In 1836, WILLIAM, his brother DAVID and his uncle NATHAN MCFADDIN were in Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution. I will detail later on the kind of conditions they lived through while building a "new" town, Beaumont. During the Civil War, many of your ancestors fought on both sides. GREEN CARVER, in CSA cavalry, participated in several battles and after the battle of Chattanooga, the cavalry covered teh terrible retreat. Green's son was killed during the siege of Vicksburg, MS. PHILIP NOLAND, CSA Infantry, was captured twice...first at Vicksburg and then at Battle of Chattanooga. Was in prison at Rock Island, Ill. JAMES LEWIS CALDWELL, in the Union Army, was in Battle of the Wilderness and Appomattox...later lived in Huntington, WVA and was a banker and owned coal mines; ROBERT S. NORTHCOTT, formerly of Murpfreesboro, Tenn and a newspaper editor - fled town ahead of a tar and feathering mob after him for his Union leanings and to Indiana and joined the Union army. He was captured and prisoner of war for a time at Libby prison. WILLIAM McMAHON, CSA, from W. VA. WILLIAM McFADDIN was commissioned by CSA to supply Confederate army with beeves. FANNIE WILSON, dau of Asa Wilson and Mary Sandridge, ran communications through Union lines carrying dispatches in her bustle. Her brother was a soldier in CSA army. WILLIAM BEAN and his wife, Lydia Russell Bean, moved into the mountainous region of Tennessee in 1769. Some years later (1776) Lydia Bean was captured by the indians and was saved by a "holy" woman, Nancy Ward, a half-breed woman revered by the indians. William Bean had several sons and they all were famous as riflemen and most of them became sought after gunsmiths in the state. One of his daughters, Jane, had been massacred by the indians.

The occupations of your ancestors were varied...and all required hard work! Sampson Noland, in 1762 was a surveyor in South Carolina and in 1792 owned and operated a tavern in Chester Co., SC. I am inclined to think from bits of information I can find that this family was Tory...loyal to the King during the Revolution. Philip Noland, a teacher and farmer; Nathaniel Davis, indian trader; Philip Noland, Sr., planter, teacher, Justice of Peace and a Mason; Abraham Venable, platner and member of House of Burgesses; Peter G. Foree, doctor and planter in Kentucky; W.P.H. McFaddin, Sr. - rancher and oilman; Nicholas Smith, lawyer and merchant in Louisville, KY; W.P.H. McFaddin, Jr. - rancher and corporate officer; James M. Carver, minister and merchant; Philip Noland, planter, Justice of Peace in S.C., and Ala; R. S. Northcott - newspaper publisher, postmaster, 6 terms Mayor of Clarksburg, W. VA; Green Carver - general store and lumber mills; James Lewis Caldwell - banker, merchant, coal mines; John Thomas Wilson - Sheriff of Huntington, WVA and on City Council, worked for the railroad and had real estate firm; John T. Noland, owned cotton gin and warehouse, cafe; William Stapp, owned mill and was merchant; Gus Northcott was a merchant and President of State Senate in W VA; Elliott Northcott (an uncle) - Judge of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in W. VA and William Northcott (an uncle) was twice Lt. Gov of Illinois and U.S. District Attorney of Illinois; The Copelands in Tenn were farmers; Hezekiah Williams was a farmer/rancher and went to California during the gold rush in 1849, abandoning his farm in Jefferson County, TX; Fritz Rathjen was a farmer and raised livestock; Robert B. Love was a farmer and his father, Robert Love, was a merchant in Spartanburg, SC. Fred Rathjen was a pipeliner, pipe-fitter, oil-field roughneck and construction worker.
Col. James Taylor, Colonel of Colonial Militia and a member of House of Burgesses from Orange Co., VA; Surveyor General for the Colonies. Sampson Nolandd, surveyor in SC; owned tavern, Chester Co., SC; Jake Copeland, farmed and had a saw mill; Samuel Noland, a planter; Erasmus D. Foree, gr-uncle, well-known physcian and college president; J. B. O'Bannon, gr uncle, banker, merchant; Thomas Smith, gr-uncle, merchant, silversmith, very wealthy in KY; R.S. Northcott, teacher, coroner, newspaper editor and publisher, 6 terms as Mayor Postmaster of Clarksburg, W.VA; John Thomas Wilson, Sheriff of Cabell Co., W.VA and on city council, worked for railroad, owned sand and gravel company; Christopher Clark, Justice of 1st court in Hanover Co, VA 1742, large landowner; Charles Wilson, gr uncle, in 1934, made nominating speech for FDR at National Convention; Henry O'Neill, planter in Spartanburg Co., SC, also a land speculator; Thomas Hughes, farmer; David McFaddin, farmer, in militia in Tenn; Isaac Winston and Anthony Winston were planters and large landowners; Sampson Lanier, vestryman, a justice and High Sheriff in VA; Col. Drury Ledbetter, sheriff in Anson Co., NC; colonel in militia and served in NC Senate.
One other item of interest: Frances Janett, one of your gr-gr-gr-grandmothers, had a brother named John Janett who is famous for his ride which outstripped Tarleton and warned Jefferson and Legislature of Tarleton's approach in 1781.


The lives of pioneers sound exciting to children living now. However, there were many days filled with monotonous drudgery because of the lack of any modern machinery. It was a real struggle just to live day to day. Besides the hardships of making clothing and shoes by hand, building furniture and homes with simple hammers and saws, carrying water from a well for drinking and washing, there were great disasters that early settlers suffered through.

INDIANS - Hosea Northcott came to Tenn and Kentuck in 1800 with Daniel Boone and there was still conflict on the border with indians. In the early years of the Colonies, many of your ancestors and their families fought indians....in Virginia, NC, SC, TENN, Kentucky. McMahons, Coxes, Forees fought in French and Indian Wars; McMahon killed in battle at French Fort in 1794. Large number of Cox grandchildren killed by indians in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana region. Forees had a number killed in Kentucky by indians. Winns, after moving to SC, had several descendants killed.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Nolands sided with Tories and subsequently had to leave South Carolina and move west to areas that, at the time, were not a part of America. Other families that fought in Rev War are listed above.

CIVIL WAR - Nolands' sons serving - one killed, one captured, 2 wounded, several sons-in-law killed. In addition, six grandsons of Philip Noland named Locke died in civil war. A couple of Noland grandsons died too. Following war, returning Rebs unable to find employment and carpetbaggers seized most of Noland land for taxes. Carvers - son killed at Vicksburg and father (Green) served in cavalry. Copelands - fighting and scavengers back and forth over their property in Tenn destroyed all they had...crops and livestock. Forced to go by wagon train to Texas. Northcotts - R.S. Northcott had to flee Tenn. home in middle of night due to his views siding with Union. Family fled to Ohio and thence to W. VA. Served with Union army. Robert's brothers and sisters remained in Tenn and many relatives fought with the Confederacy and family became estranged. The Stapps, Pickens County, one son killed and their mill burned by Yankees. McFaddins had a son killed in battle.

ILLNESS: 1846 - Noland family among those stricken by typhoid or yellow fever epidemic and many members of family died. In 1850, another fever epidemic went through Pickens Co., AL and more family members died. No medication at that time to combat disease.

RECONSTRUCTION: Nolands - repressed, lost much of their land due to high taxes, unable to work land after slaves freed; some family members moved westward from Alabama. Copelands: family already in dire straits by end of war. due to repression, high taxes and hostility from the conquering Union army, family eventually forced to move westward by wagon. Trip to central Texas took six months.

IMMIGRATION: Rathjens - immigrant ancestor - lost child on ship coming over; died shortly after arriving in NY, leaving pregnant wife with young daughter to make their way to Texas and Rode relatives but speaking no English. My grandfather was born three months after hsi father died and he, mother and sister lived with an uncle. However, the mother and sister died of consumption (TB) while he was still a child and he was passed around from relative to relative until he reached the age of 15 at which time he went to work and was on his own.

I am going into some detail now concerning the founding of Beaumont, the family of James McFaddin and their part in the building of Texas and Beaumont, in particular.

James McFaddin fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Family tradition says that he was educated at University of S.C. and met Elizabeth Mackey there and married her. They were married ca 1818. There were many children in his father's family so he decided to move west and seek his own land. His son, William, was born in Lake Charles, LA, on the way to Texas. He brought his family on to Liberty Co., TX in 1823. He rec'd a grant of 4428 acres there. One brother, William, also lived in Liberty County, Texas and was to become Sheriff of Liberty Co. at a later date. Ten years later, in 1833, James moved his family to what is now Beaumont area and obtained an additional 177 acres. Census records list him as a tanner and stockraiser.

Remember, Bill Perry, that when the McFaddins came to Texas, there were no stores, no doctors, no churches, no schools, the settlers were few and far between, attack from indians was an ever present threat and the Mexican government was supposed to have their allegience. The early days in Texas were hard! The climate and pests (mosquitoes, etc) together with the weather made things extremely difficult for the settlers. The first settlers to Beaumont, according to history, were the Tevis' in 1824. This was primarily because the government of Mexico banned colonization within 20 leagues (60 miles) of its borders. But a few defied the law and independently made their homes along the lower reaches of the Trinity and Neches Rivers. Among these latter settlers were the Tevis' and the McFaddins. In 1833, James and Elizabeth McFaddin, who had first settled in 1823 at Moss Bluff, below Liberty, on the Trinity River moved to Tevis Bluff and built a cabin on land immediately north of Noah Tevis on the Neches River. In 1835, the small settlement consisted of but twelve homes and 90 individuals "great and small". In 1835, Millard laid out the town of Beaumont and named it after his recently deceased wife. However, all plans for development of the new town were abruptly halted by the oncoming Texas Revolution. Even though the Anglo-America colonists in Texas considered themselves to be citizens of the Republic of Mexico, distance from the seat of government, made them ripe for the idea of revolution. As Santa Anna became more and more dictatorial, they became increasingly opposed to his policies. Anahuac, a small community to the southwest of Beaumont, on the way to Liberty, was the scene of the first hostilities when Santa Anna sent a small detachment of troops to enforce customs collections. Col. William Barret Travis captured the Mexican garrison and took 44 prisoners. After Anahuac, most of the coloniss were willing to fight, but still believed themselves to be fighting for their rights under the Mexican Constitution of 1824 rathern than for their own independence. In July 1835, fellow townspeople of Beaumont met and elected officers and formed a military company. By November, the Mexican Army was threatening Texas in earnest and the Beaumont military company left to join the Texian Army. This left only four or five men in Beaumont. According to the journal of Postmaster Pulsifer, he noted that on Christmas Eve the settlement was awakened by the gunfire, shouts and laughter of the men who brought the news of the victory at San Antonio de Bexar. William McFaddin had been among the 300 Texian volunteers who had followed "old Ben Milam" into San Antonio. A ball was held in Beaumont January 1, 1836 to celebrate the victory.

The triumph was shortlived, however, for in the early spring of 1836 the Mexican army again took San Antonio trapping 180 Texian troops in the Alamo. On March 1 an army courier galloped into Liberty bearing Col. William Barret Travis's last appeal for help from the Alamo. As the word spread throughout the district, Beaumonters responded by sending 28 men to join the Third Co. Infantry, Second Regiment, Texas Volunteers, led by Capt Logan. The company set off to join the Texian Army, only to be met on teh road near San Felipe with the news of the fall of the Alamo and the deaths of the Texians defending it.

In the meantime, more and more Texians were coming to believe that their only recourse was to declare complete independence from Mexico. The Texian convention held on March 1836 recognized the inevitable by drafting a declaration of independence. In spite of the convention's determined activities, however, the outlook for the Texian Army was grim. In addition to the shortage of arms, ammunition and provisions, the defeat at the Alamo and soon after the massacre of Col. James W. Fannin and 350 Texians at Goliad had dangerously lowered morale. Millard, of Beaumont, was one of the supporters of the Declaration of Independence. Sam Houston was chosen as General of the Texian armies. In all probability, James McFaddin knew Houston since they both had fought in the Battle of New Orleans and both were from Tennessee units. At any rate, James' sons, William and David, were with the Texian Army. As Sam Houston and the Texian Army began a long retreat eastward, word flew before them that the Texians were defeated and that Santa Anna, at the head of thousands of Mexican troops, was in close pursuit. Total panic ensued among the settlers, triggering what has become to be known as the "Runaway Scrape". Families instantly left their houses and lands, sometimes literally in the middle of a meal, traveling by horse, in ox-drawn wagon, or on foot, toward the Sabine River, the United States and safety. As the crowds moving eastward grew larger and the heavy April rains came, the roads never in good condition, became rivers of mud, slowing progress almost to a standstill. Families began discarding goods, leaving clothes, mattresses, furniture and other belongings by the side of the road. Children fell unnoticed from the wagons, to be picked up and care for by those in wagons behind them, but often to remain separated from their frantic families for weeks. To complicate the situation, the rains had greatly swollen the rivers, makign the Trinity, Neches, and Sabine virtually impassable. Refugees poured into Beaumont, but unable to cross the Neches, camped for weeks on its banks. The settlers in the little community...mostly women and children...tried to do what they could to help the frantic refugees. Two new rumors were added to the tales of Mexican invasion from the west: one that the Mexicans had taken Ncogdoches and was actually advancing south between the Neches and the Sabine Rivers and the other that hostile indians were preparing an attack on Beaumont. As a result of these new threats, total chaos ensued; not knowing which direction to go, people began millign about in despair. Some of the settlers attempted to fortify stores. Try, Bill, to visualize how frightening all this must have been. Meanwhile, Sam Houston, continuing his retreat finally haaalted his army at Harrisburg (now Houston) on the banks of the San Jacinto River, where on April 21, 1836, during the Mexican siesta hour, he engaged and defeated Santa Anna in battle. Several area men who were in Logan's company participated in the battle, among them David McFaddin and Hezekiah Williams (later to become the brother-in-law of William McFaddin). William McFaddin missed the action because his company was guarding a baggage train three miles away. Beaumonters and refugees alike were jubilant at news of the victory at San Jacinto. Now the citizens of the little Neches River town again faced the tasks at which they had been interrupted when the war began; clearing land, planting crops, building houses, electing leaders and above all, developing their town.

In 1837, William McFaddin married Rachel Williams, daughter of Hezekiah Williams.

During this postwar time, one of the first concerns of the city government was the construction and maintenance of roads. By 1840, four roads met in Beaumont (one going east to Louisiana, one south to Grigsby's Bluff, one north to Woodville and one to Liberty). The Board of Commissioners directed new roads to be cut, in one instance ordering a 60 foot wide road to be constructed from the "nrothwest rim of Main Street" to Vilalge Creek. "Beaumont's citizens, among them members of the McFaddin family, joined in clearing Main Street of trees and bushes.

Naturally enough the occupations of most of the earliest Beaumonters were related to the land. Some sugar cane was grown as well as cotton. In addition to farming, many pioneers trapped the small animals on the riverbanks and in the woods, curing the hides and trading them for goods at teh stores. One of the first to develop ws the cattle ranching industry. At first, area farmers captured and raised the "mustang" cattle on the prairies simply for their families' subsistence, but soon they built their herds on the lush grasslands until their wealth was told in cattle. In 1839, 6846 cattle were assessed as property on the Jefferson County tax rolls and by 1840 a few settlers were beginning to emerge as ranchers, periodically driving their herds eat on the Opelousas Trail to the New Orleans market. Among these ranchers were McGuire Chaison (brother-in-law of William McFaddin) and James and William McFaddin.

During the early 1840s, the settlers of Beaumont, as well as those in the rest of the Republic, were Texians, but before they had been Texians, they had been citizens of the United States. Most wanted Texas to be a part of the United States and worked diligently toward that end. Texas was annexed to the United States in 1845 and the Republic of Texas was no more.

Since Beaumont was near the coast, its citizens had somewhat readier access than did their central or west Texas counterparts to items such as molasses, sugar, salt, tea, coffee and tobacco, which were brought to Beaumont stores by boat, sometimes even by wagon from Galveston and Sabine Pass. Because of the relative scarcity of cash, many transactions were made in vendibles; a ledger belonging to John Jay French during the 1850s shows that many Beaumonters, among them William McFaddin, brought to his trading post raw deer and cow hides and barrels of corn and tallow to trade for such items as shoes, bridles, saddles, domestics, calico, buttons, combs, pins, razors, flour and mosquito netting. Your grandfather, Bill, said that when William McFaddin would take his herds to New Orleans to market, he would always bring back wagonloads of sugar, flour and other staples that the family needed. Diversion for Beaumotners, when it came, was generally related to their work.

More About WM. PERRY HERRING MCFADDIN IV:
Comment 1: Has vivid blue eyes
Comment 2: Began balding early;
Fact 1: 1998, MOVED INTO NEW LOG HOUSE ON SPRING RIVER, NEAR HARDY, ARK
Medical Information: NERVOUS STOMACH; PRONE TO DRINK TOO MUCH; BOTH EYES ARE "WANDERING" EYES; HEAVY SMOKER; HAIR THINNING AT AGE 20; EASILY ADDICTED TO SUBSTANCES.
Occupation: Investments, rental property

More About WM. MCFADDIN and LORI SPURGEON:
Other-Begin: 1990, Fulton Co., AR

More About JENNIFER ANN WILLIAMS:
Fact 1: OCCUPATION: BEAUTICIAN

More About WM. MCFADDIN and JENNIFER WILLIAMS:
Fact 1: 30 Sep 2004, Divorced, Fulton Co Arkansas
Marriage: 14 Feb 1998, Fulton Co, Ark

Child of WM. MCFADDIN and LORI SPURGEON is:
i. WM. PERRY HERRING9 MCFADDIN V, b. 24 Oct 1990, WEST PLAINS, OREGON CO, MISSOURI/West Plains, Howell Co., MO.

More About WM. PERRY HERRING MCFADDIN V:
Comment 1: Called "P.J."


Child of WM. MCFADDIN and JENNIFER WILLIAMS is:
ii. CODY ALEXANDER9 MCFADDIN, b. 18 Sep 1998, Batesville, Independence County, AR.

More About CODY ALEXANDER MCFADDIN:
Fact 1: 18 Sep 1998, White River Medical Center, Batesville, Ar
Fact 2: 7lbs 1 oz; 19 1/2 inch long


71. CANDACE SHIREE (CANDY)8 RINGLER (FRANCES ANN7 NOLAND, HAROLD BURTON6, REBECCA ELIZABETH5 CARVER, JAMES MONROE4, GREEN3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 Nov 1963. She married (1) EWALD ZIRBISEGGER 07 Apr 1991 in Top of Mary June Trail at Winter Park, CO. She married (2) PAUL BAMBEI 1995.

Notes for CANDACE SHIREE (CANDY) RINGLER:
Candace attended San Diego State University, majoring in business. In 1991, Candace married Ewald Zirbisegger, an ex olympic Austrian ski racer from Austria. They were married at the top of the Mary June Trail at Winter Park, CO. They ran, for a time, a ski resort/bed & breakfast in Winter Park, CO, called "Chalet Zirbisegger". Due to Ewald being gone a great deal in skiing competition, they were divorced and ski resort sold. Candace married, in 1995, Paul Bambei and they live in Castle Rock, CO. Candace has red hair and blue eyes. The Bambei's have a home on Maui, Hawaii and spend a lot of time there. The guest cottage on the property is being lived in now (2002) by Candace's mother, Fran, and Jim.

More About EWALD ZIRBISEGGER and CANDACE RINGLER:
Divorce: 1995, COLORADO
Marriage: 07 Apr 1991, Top of Mary June Trail at Winter Park, CO

More About PAUL BAMBEI and CANDACE RINGLER:
Marriage: 1995

Children of CANDACE RINGLER and PAUL BAMBEI are:
i. ALEXANDRA GRACE9 BAMBEI, b. 17 Feb 1996.
ii. JACKSON DUNBAR BAMBEI, b. 12 Jul 1997.



Endnotes

1. dates from tombstones data from census records CSA info from National Administration Service
2. GRAVESTONE IN PICKENS CO., ALA
3. BIBLE AND TOMBSTONE
4. dates from tombstones data from census record data from family bible data from oral family interviews
5. TOmbstone
6. data from oral family interviews dates from tombstone and family bible
7. data from oral family interviews dates from tombstone and family Bible
8. Family bible; tombstone info, family stories,
9. ORAL INFORAMTION FROM FRED AND MELBA RATHJEN.
10. Personal knowledge, Melba Noland Rathjen related to daughter Shirla that she had had twins that died at birth and had photographs of their grave.
11. ORAL INFORAMTION FROM FRED AND MELBA RATHJEN.

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