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John Garrison Stewart and Amanda Elizabeth Willingham

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My Grandparents

Descendants of Lazarus Stewart


FIRST GENERATION

1. William Pemberton Stewart Sr. was born on Oct 22 1804 in Washington County, Virginia. His son states his father was born in Virginia on the 1880 Bell County, Texas Census. I am assuming Washington County, Virginia, as that is where the Pemberton's were living at the time. He is the probable son of Lazarus and Mary (Polly) (Pemberton) Stewart. I have enough circumstantial evidence, but no hard proof. The Lazarus that married Mary Pemberton, daughter of William and Nancy (Sherwood) Pemberton, is the probable son of David Stewart of Rowan Co., NC. I have the probable tree on back for those interested, just email me. He died about 1848 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. It is noted that he was not in the 1850 Census Records for Tennessee with his wife.

County Records: (This shows that he was still alive ca 1847)
In Lawrence County, TN on January 4, 1847, S.E. Rose, J. O. Tarkington, Wm. A. Edminston, Francis H Kennedy, Robert Brashers, W. P. Stewart and John McCracken were appointed a committee to examine into the finances of the county, to ascertain the probable cost of a new court house and the feasibility of repairing the old house.

He was married to Martha Green (daughter of John Green and Anne Gideon) about 1823 in ?, Tennessee. I need to check Hardeman Co., TN for Marriage data. No record found in Giles or Lawrence Counties, TN.
Martha Green was born about 1805 in ?, Georgia. This is taken from Census records. She died after 1870 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee? She shows up living next door to WP Jr. in the 1850 Census for Laurence Co., Tennessee. In 1860 she is still living in the same house with John L. and Rodger Green, her sons. In 1870 she is in the household of John Littleton Stewart in Marshall Co., TN. She probably died sometime between 1870-1880 in Lawrence Co., Maury Co., or Marshall Co., TN.

William Pemberton Stewart Sr. and Martha Green had the following children:
+2   i. Tabitha Stewart.
3    ii. James Pemberton Stewart was born on Jul 23 1827 in Hardeman County, Tennessee.  He died on Oct 26 1904 in Bell County, Texas. He was buried on Oct 28 1904 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. He was a life long bachelor.

From the Stewart Clan Magazine edited by George Edson: An article written by Vaida Stewart Montgomery on James Pemberton Stewart, her Uncle.
"He was very handsome, it is said, in his younger days. He escaped from the northern prisons during the war between the states and lived in the woods, eating rattlesnakes and similar wild foods for a long time. During this period his hair grew long and fell in curls about his shoulders. When he finally appeared in civilization, people thought he was Christ come back to earth, and the pictures he had taken at that time bear a striking resemblance of Christ. (I forgot to say above that he was called pretty Jim.)"
"He was far from Christ-like, however, in some ways. Though he new the bible almost in its' entirety and could quote more scripture than anybody I knew, he cursed with almost every breath. He remained unmarried, living alone, until the time of his death, which was of an advanced age, probably 80. He compiled a family history of the Stewarts, which is now owned by a favorite nephew, to which he left his estate. (Female relative who lived in Dallas took this history from the nephew's dad and never returned it.)

+4   iii. Sarah Minerva Stewart.
+5   iv. William Pemberton Stewart Jr.
6   v.Baby Girl? Stewart was born about 1835.
+7   vi.John Littleton Stewart.
8   vii. Rodger Green Stewart was born about 1842 in ?, Tennessee. He died ? in ?. Roger may have died in the Civil War. I have found war records for a Roger G. Stewart that died in a Civil War battle. I never have found a Roger Green Stewart on any Census after 1860.

1830 Hardeman Co. Census
0-5  5-10  10-15  15-20  20-30  30-40  40-50  50-60
Charles Stewart pg 343 -- 10101-1000
William P Stewart pg 352 -- 10001-20001
Lazarus Stewart pg 355 -- 20110001-0101101
John Stewart pg 367 -- 20001-11001


SECOND GENERATION

2. Tabitha Stewart was born about 1825 in Hardeman County, Tennessee. I have never found this couple on any census living in or near Lawrence Co., TN (1850 +). She was married to Henry Bashears on Aug 24 1840 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee.  Henry Bashears was born about 1821.
4. Sarah Minerva Stewart was born on Nov 21 1829 in Hardeman County, Tennessee. She died after 1880 in ?, Tennessee. She was married to John Wesley Cross on Jun 11 1849 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. John Wesley Cross was Sarah's cousin; their mother's were sisters (see Green Tree). John Wesley Cross was born about 1827 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Sarah Minerva Stewart and John Wesley Cross had the following children:
9   i. Wesley Cross was born about 1850 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
10   ii. Tabitha Cross was born about 1852 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
11   iii. James Riley Polk Cross was born about 1854 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
12   iv. Emanuel B. Cross was born about 1856 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
13   v.  John L. Cross was born about 1859 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

5. William Pemberton Stewart Jr. was born on Nov 14 1831 in Hardeman County, Tennessee. Several sources have that he was born in Lawrenceburg, but in the 1830 Census (the year before he was born) the only William P. Stewart (his father) I can find matching the profile of this family at the time in Tennessee is living in Hardeman Co., TN. And I have his Military Pension application papers were he states he was born in Hardeman Co., TN. He served in the military on Dec 14 1862 in Wayne County, Tennessee. William P. Stewart enlisted in the Confederate Army Dec. 14, 1862 in Wayne Co., TN, under Colonel J. B. Biffle as a private in Co. D, 9th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry. He was captured in Lawrenceburg, Laurence County, Tennessee Nov. 9,1863, and was sent first to a military prison in Louisville, Kentucky, he was transferred on Nov. 19, 1863 for exchange to Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana. He was released on oath May 11, 1865, with "the desire to go to Giles County, Tennessee, and remain loyal." He died on Jan 19 1913 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. The book, Tennessee Valley, TX, it states he was living at the home of his son Thomas Major Stewart in Temple, Bell Co., Texas at the time of his death. I have found on the 1910 census he and Minerva are living with his son, William Riley, in Cottle Co., TX. He was buried on Jan 20 1913 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. Thomas rented the Inter-Urban railroad car to transport the body from Temple to the North Belton Cemetery to lie beside Minerva who had died the year before. To finish a journey they had began together in another Tennessee Valley 64 years before. He is buried in Grave #147 Lot # 329 (first in SW corner), North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas, Eads and Reed Funeral Home. He was a Laborer 1848 to 1861 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. The Tennessee Valley book states that he worked for 11 years as a laborer after marrying Caroline. I am assuming that he started this when he was living with his sister and brother before marrying Caroline. Also noted in this book is that he did some farming and they owned a store when he moved to Bell Co., Texas in 1879.
He was married to Caroline Minerva Devasier (daughter of William Devasier and Drucilla Booker) on Oct 7 1849 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. The bond taken out in Giles Co., Tennessee on Sept 24, 1849. James Carrell provided security. Note: The date would be the date of the bond, not necessarily the date of the marriage. The bond was supposed to be taken out in the county of residence of the bride. Usually the actual marriage was several days after the date of the bond. Some counties have minister's returns that show the actual date of the marriage, and these were supposed to be returned to the county, which issued the bond - this was not always done. The last years of his life were spent at the home of his son, Thomas, where the aged and now contrary man with a cane berated the teasing youngsters with the invective: "Get out of here, Bill Green." Green being the maiden name of his mother, Martha, makes it possible one of her relations had made a lasting if not favorable impression on the irascible old man. In the 1850 US Census for Lawrence Co., Tenn. there is a Frederick Green family living next door to the Stewart's, who is Martha Green's brother. He has a 7-year-old boy named William, could this be the little rascal that had made such an impression on WP Jr.? Caroline Minerva Devasier was born on Jan 1 1833 in Giles County, Tennessee. The TV book has her as being born in Wayne Co., TN, but she may have been born in Giles Co., TN?? That is where her parents were living at the time of her birth. She died on Jan 7 1912 in Tennessee Valley, Bell County, Texas. I am assuming she died near Belton, Bell Co., Texas. Cemetery Records show that her body was shipped from Tennessee Valley, Texas to Belton to be buried. She was buried on Jan 8 1912 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. She is buried in Grave # 94, Lot # 329. (South side in SW corner) A son James Stewart had been born to Caroline only two weeks prior to Williams release from a one-and-one-half year P. O. W. internment. Without support or the knowledge of whether one's husband was dead or alive, many wives bore visible evidence of the strains of war when they looked for solace from an absent husband's brother or other male companion. Greenhill, Alabama, was many miles away from Indiana, but even distance of a few miles could prove impossible to traverse for a woman with children and little funds. With a note that James was born in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence Co., Tennessee, she must have gone there from Greenhill to be with friends or family during W. P. 's absence? This whole story may be wrong? James states his year of birth is a year later. Family rumors say that he was the son of James Pemberton Stewart, W. P.'s brother.

William Pemberton Stewart Jr. and Caroline Minerva Devasier had the following children:
+14   i. Martha Jane Stewart.
15   ii. Drucilla Stewart was born on Nov 12 1852 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

LDS record: Birth: 12 Nov 1852 Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee
Source Information:
Film Number: 1239621
Reference Number: 15854
She died on Jan 16 1853 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. Drucilla was the name of Caroline Minerva's mother.
+16   iii. William Riley Stewart.
+17   iv. Lazarus Bugg Stewart.
+18   v. Rhoda Emeline Stewart.
+19   vi. Lizzie Drucilla Annie Stewart.
+20   vii. James C. (Tebedee?) Stewart.
+21   viii. Thomas Major Stewart.
+22   ix. Mary (Molly) Short Stewart.
+23   x. John Garrison (Ark or Arkansaw) Stewart.

7. John Littleton Stewart was born on Aug 1 1840 in Giles County, Tennessee. He served in the military in 1861 in ?, Tennessee. He was a member of Co. G., 48th Tenn. Infantry, CSA. He died on Aug 28 1920 in Maury County, Tennessee. Buried with Elizabeth, they are buried in the Gibsonville cemetery in far NW Giles Co., TN near the Maury Co. line, and near the community of Yokely. He was married to Elizabeth A. Bailey on Jul 1 1866 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Bond was issued in Lawrence Co., TN on July 1, 1866 by W. F. Bumpass BM; W. C. Davis, J. P., married them. Elizabeth A. Bailey was born on Jun 28 1843 in ?, South Carolina. She died on Jun 28 1907 in Giles County, Tennessee.

John Littleton Stewart and Elizabeth A. Bailey had the following children:
+24   i. John Bailey Stewart.
25   ii. Martha J. Stewart was born in Feb 1870 in Marshall County, Tennessee.
+26   iii. James T.(Tebedee?) Stewart.
27   iv. Lucy Stewart was born about 1876 in Maury County, Tennessee.
28   v. Thomas Stewart was born in Dec 1878 in Maury County, Tennessee. He died about 1963 in Maury County, Tennessee. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee.
29   vi. William M. Stewart was born in May 1880 in Maury County, Tennessee. He died about 1953 in Maury County, Tennessee. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee.
30   vii. Lilly M. Stewart was born in May 1884 in Maury County, Tennessee.


THIRD GENERATION

14. Martha Jane Stewart was born on Aug 12 1850 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. She died about 1912 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. She was married to John B. Francis (son of James Francis and Mary Jane Shrader) on Sep 2 1869 in Giles County, Tennessee. John B. Francis was born on Apr 4 1849 in Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee. He died on Feb 10 1885 in Giles County, Tennessee. Mary Ann Shrader, John's mother, was Martha Jane Stewart's Great Aunt. (Her maternal Grandfather's sister. - see Devasier Tree)

Martha Jane Stewart and John B. Francis had the following children:
+31   i. James William (Willy)Francis.
32   ii. John Riley Francis was born about 1873 in Bufords, Giles County, Tennessee. He died about Oct 24 1956 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. May be the day he was buried. He was buried on Oct 25 1956 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. He was a Blacksmithing and truck farming 1890 - ? in 8 miles North of Belton, Bell County, Texas.
+33   iii. Daniel Thomas Francis.
34   iv. Walter A. Francis was born about 1879 in Bufords, Giles County, Tennessee. He died about 1897 in Holland, Bell County, Texas.

16. William Riley Stewart was born on Dec 19 1854 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. Phyllis Chavoz's letter states he was born Dec 19, 1853. His stone states he was born Dec 19, 1854. He died on Jan 9 1929 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. He was a resident of Dallas, Texas at the time, and was just visiting his brother Thomas Major Stewart in Temple, Texas when he died. He was buried on Jan 11 1929 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. On the 1880 census for Bell County, William is married to a Sallie with no children. He was married (1) to Sallie (Sarah?) E. Phillips on Jul 17 1879 in Belton, Bell County, Texas.

Sallie (Sarah?) E. Phillips was born on Jun 29 1861 in ?, Mississippi. She died on Sep 26 1881 in Bell County, Texas. Buried in the Little River Cemetery, Wilson Valley, Bell County, Texas.

William Riley Stewart and Sallie (Sarah?) E. Phillips had the following children:
+35   i. Nora Stewart.

He was married (2) to Butriss Evaline Electra Fowler on Oct 24 1883 in Williamson County, Texas. Butriss Evaline Electra Fowler was born in Dec 1857 in ?, Texas. She died after 1928. She was married first to Edward Burleson. They had one living child, a son named Horrace Burleson b Oct 1875 in Travis County, Texas.

William Riley Stewart and Butriss Evaline Electra Fowler had the following children:
+36   i. Kate A. (Montgomery) Stewart.
+37   ii. Vaida Florence Stewart.
+38   iii. Willie Gertrude (Billie) Stewart.
+39   iv. Mable A. Stewart.
+40   v. Herbert E. Stewart.
+41   vi. Butriss Estelle Stewart.
42   vii. John Preston Stewart was born on Apr 5 1898 in ?, Texas.
43   viii. Frank Raymond Stewart was born in May 1900 in Cottle County, Texas.

17. Lazarus Bugg Stewart was born on Apr 3 1857 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. This date is what it says on his tombstone, his sister had April 3, 1856. He died on Feb 2 1901 in Bell County, Texas. Lazarus and two of his wives are buried in the South Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. He was buried about Feb 4 1901 in South Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas.

He was married (1) to Margaret Frances (Mattie) Stewart (daughter of James W. Stewart and Louisa Elizabeth Meadows) on Oct 25 1877 in Giles County, Tennessee. Margaret Frances (Mattie) Stewart was born on Oct 2 1855 in Giles County, Tennessee. She died on May 1 1889 in Bell County, Texas. Buried in South Belton Cemetery next to her husband.

Lazarus Bugg Stewart and Margaret Frances Stewart had the following children:
+44   i. Ada Stewart.
+45   ii. Jimmie Etta Stewart.
+46   iii. Maud Beatrice Stewart.
+47   iv. Willie Edna Stewart.
+48   v. Dollie Stewart.
49   vi. Lazarus Bugg Stewart Jr. was born in Jul 1886 in Bell County, Texas. He died on Apr 1 1933 in San Diego County, California. L. B was in the Navy, and was engaged to be married when he died in California
+50   vii. Maggie Stewart.

He was married (2) to Mary E. (Molly) Brisby (daughter of William K. Brisby and Kiziah Grissom) on Aug 20 1890 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. L. B. Stewart said " Dad went back to Murfreesboro, TN and married Mary and they moved to Texas. He said that L. B. Sr. had always had a crush on Mary E.; Mary was raised in the Maury & Giles County; area of Tennessee. Mary E. (Molly) Brisby was born in Jan 1854 in ?, Tennessee. She died ? 1891 in Bell County, Texas.

Lazarus Bugg Stewart and Mary E. Brisby had the following children:
51   i. Mary K. Stewart was born on Sep 5 1891 in Bell County, Texas. She died about 1892.  Died young. She may have not lived long, not in the 1900 census.

He was married (3) to Ellen ? about 1892 in Bell County, Texas.

18. Rhoda Emeline Stewart was born on Feb 6 1860 in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama. She died on Jul 25 1947 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Buried in Provo, Utah.

She was married (1) to James Gilbert (son of Thomas Gilbert and Margaret Green) on Mar 5 1878 in Giles County, Tennessee. James Gilbert's mother, Margaret Green, was Rhoda's Great Aunt, sister of her paternal grandmother. James Gilbert was born on Jan 7 1836 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on May 7 1911 in Joseph, Sevier County, Utah. He died on May 7 1912 in Joseph, Sevier County, Utah.

Rhoda Emeline Stewart and James Gilbert had the following children:
52   i. Thomas Hampton Gilbert was born on Dec 9 1878 in St. Joseph, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on Jan 19 1927 in Chester, Fremont County, Idaho. He was buried on Jan 21 1927 in Ashton, Fremont County, Idaho.
53   ii. Minnie Minerva Gilbert was born on Feb 10 1881 in St. Joseph, Lawrence County, Tennessee. She died on Jun 16 1959.
54   iii. Chappell Arlena Gilbert was born on Jan 25 1883 in St. Joseph, Lawrence County, Tennessee.  She died on Jul 3 1922.
55   iv. Ida Gertrude Gilbert was born on Jan 31 1885 in St. Joseph, Lawrence County, Tennessee. She died on Oct 20 1892 in Joseph, Sevier County, Utah.
56   v. Charles Harvey Gilbert was born on Jun 19 1887 in St. Joseph, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on Jun 18 1958 in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho. He was buried on Jun 20 1958 in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho.
57   vi. William Alvin Gilbert was born on Mar 14 1889 in St. Joseph, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on May 16 1926.
58   vii. Noah Edgar Gilbert was born on Jun 22 1891 in St. Joseph, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on Oct 2 1892.
59   viii. Lula Elverda Gilbert was born on Nov 27 1893 in Joseph, Sevier County, Utah. She died on Jul 18 1970.
60   ix. Floyd McKinley Gilbert was born on Jul 21 1896 in Joseph, Sevier County, Utah.  He died about 1958.
61   x. Florence Eva Gilbert was born on Sep 2 1898 in Joseph, Sevier County, Utah. She died on Oct 3 1952.

She was married (2) to John Houghton on Apr 3 1903 in ?, Utah.

19. Lizzie Drucilla Annie Stewart was born on Feb 8 1863 in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

LDS has her born in:
Birth: 8 Feb 1863 Pulasky, Giles, Tennessee

She died on May 14 1914 in Jester, Greer County, Oklahoma.

She was married to Samuel B. Saulsberry (son of Morgan Alexander Saulsberry and Rhoda Pendleton) on Dec 20 1880 in Tennessee Valley, Bell County, Texas. The 1910 census of Greer County, OK shows she had 8 children - 6 living. Samuel B. Saulsberry was born about 1857 in ?, Kentucky. He died about 1922 in Greer County, Oklahoma. They are both buried at the Jester Cemetery, Jester, Greer County, Oklahoma.

Lizzie Drucilla Annie Stewart and Samuel B. Saulsberry had the following children:
62   i. James Samuel Saulsberry was born on Aug 21 1884 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.
63   ii. Rhoda Saulsberry was born about 1885 in ?, Texas.
+64   iii. Jesse Lazona Saulsberry.
65   iv. Wylie Baker Saulsberry was born about 1890 in ?, Texas.
66   v. Marie Saulsberry was born on Dec 23 1895 in Jester, Greer County, Oklahoma.
67   vi. Lillie Irene Saulsberry was born about 1898 in ?, Texas.

20. James C. (Tebedee?) Stewart was born on Apr 27 1866 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on Jun 14 1939 in Marshall County, Oklahoma. On William Riley Stewart's obit is states that his brother James was living in Granite, Oklahoma. I have not found that he lived in Granite at all. They may confused him with John G. (Ark) who was living in Granite in 1929. He was married to Savannah G. Lowery (daughter of ? Lowery and Eliza Jane Tueton/Dawson) on Nov 19 1887 in Bell County, Texas. Savannah G. Lowery was born in Aug 1871 in ?, Alabama.

James C. Stewart and Savannah G. Lowery had the following children:
+68   i. Milburn Joe Stewart.
69   ii. Wesley Stewart was born in Aug 1892 in Bell County, Texas.
+70   iii. Lula Mae Stewart.
+71   iv. Lena Stewart.
+72   v. Markus A. (Alonzo - Lon?) Stewart.
73   vi. Lillie Stewart was born about 1904.
74   vii. Richard Stewart was born about 1907.
75   viii. Minnie Stewart was born about 1909.

21. Thomas Major Stewart was born on Aug 27 1868 in Giles County, Tennessee. He died on Aug 28 1949 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. He was buried on Aug 30 1949 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas.

He was married (1) to Mary Eugenia Lanier on Jun 3 1888 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas. He may have been married in Kaufman Co., TX.

LDS says:
Thomas M STEWART
Spouse: Mary Eugenia LANIER
Marriage: Jun 1888 Shelby, Texas

Mary Eugenia Lanier was born on Jul 13 1868 in ?, Texas. She died on Jan 17 1936 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. She was buried on Jan 18 1936 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas.  Eugenia says on the 1900 census that she was pregnant 5 times - with 4 living children.

Thomas Major Stewart and Mary Eugenia Lanier had the following children:
+76   i. Euda Elements Stewart.
+77   ii. James Pemberton Stewart.
78   iii. Una Stewart was born on Mar 16 1892 in Bell County, Texas. She died on Mar 18 1892 in Bell County, Texas. Buried in Resthaven Cemetery, in Bell County, Texas. Headstone was moved to North Belton Cemetery, grave may have been also.
+79   iv. Randal Garrison Stewart.
+80   v. Cecil Lawlan Stewart.
+81   vi. Eugenia Lanier Stewart.

He was married (2) to Hattie Mary Lewis on Dec 28 1938 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. Hattie Mary Lewis was born about 1908. Hattie later marries on Jan 9, 1954 in Bell Co., TX Wilber F. (William) Reed, Thomas Major's nephew, son of Mary Short Stewart Reed.

22. Mary (Molly) Short Stewart was born on Jun 2 1871 in Mooresville, Marshal County, Tennessee. She died on Apr 2 1918 in ?. She was married to William Jefferson Reed about 1889 in ?, Texas. There may have been more children, this is all that is known of the family at this time. William Jefferson Reed was born about 1857 in ?, Illinois. He died after 1920.

Mary (Molly) Short Stewart and William Jefferson Reed had the following children:
+82   i. Wilber F. Reed.
83   ii. Female Reed was born between 1895 and 1902. One of her brother's obituary states he has a sister still alive.
+84   iii. Percy Milton Reed.
+85   iv. Lyle Leland Reed.

23. John Garrison (Ark or Arkansaw) Stewart was born on Oct 7 1875 in Crocketts Bluff, Arkansas County, Arkansas. He died on Apr 22 1949 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. He was buried on Apr 26 1949 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California. John went by the name "Ark", or "Arkansas". The story goes that his Uncle ? promised his parents that he would give the child a horse when he turned 18 if the parents named the baby after him (John Garrison?). "Uncle John?" reneged on this promise when Ark turned 18 and went for his horse. This made "Babe" as he was called as a child very angry! He swore never to use that name again. He named himself " Ark" after the County and State he was born in. He did this to the extent that most of his children never knew his real name. This is a story told to me by ?? a long time ago. I have no documentation on this, except the fact that we (my Aunts and Uncles) were surprised to find out his real name somewhat backs up the story, and he did have an Uncle John??? The first census I find him on in 1880 Bell County, Texas, he is 4 yrs old and named "Arkansaw". So he was being called this from a very early age and the story of the "Uncle" may be untrue.

He was married (1) to Sarah Jane (Sallie) Lowery (daughter of ? Lowery and Eliza Jane Tueton/Dawson) on Nov 3 1892 in Waco, McClennan County, Texas. Sarah Jane (Sallie) Lowery was born on Feb 14 1875 in ?, Alabama. She died on Jul 31 1911 in Cottle County, Texas. Death Certificate states that she died of Septerria. And that she died at 6 p.m. After having nine children she died soon after the last child was born. Her daughter tells us that her mother had been told by a Doctor that another birth would kill her and said, "I will die soon after the birth of this baby, and you need to be prepared to take over the household duties" and she set about teaching Esther the skills to do so. This story was told to me by Aunt Esther's daughter, Betty Louise Layman Priddy. * A note there have been rumors in the family that she had attempted a self-inflicted abortion while carrying Jim Bob, and if this is true this may have caused some type of complications at Jim Bob's birth causing her to die 10 days later. They felt that she had attempted this because she was really tired of giving birth to children. Either way the strain of having so many children certainly was a causal factor in her death.

John Garrison (Ark) Stewart and Sarah Jane Lowery had the following children:
+86   i. Jesse Pemberton Stewart.
+87   ii. Willis (Doc) Rogers Stewart.
+88   iii. William Daniel Stewart.
+89   iv. Albert Guyton Stewart.
+90   v. Esther Minerva Stewart.
+91   vi. Mamie Mae Stewart.
+92   vii. Thelma Millie A. (Tootsie) Stewart.
+93   viii. John Otha Stewart.
+94   ix. Jim Bob Stewart.

He was married (2) to Amanda Elizabeth Willingham (daughter of James Benjamine Willingham and Mary Ella (Eller Zueller) Dunkin) on Feb 7 1915 in Cottle County, Texas.

Ark and Amanda came to Greer Co. OK in 1924. They had come from Logan Co., NM to Granite to pull cotton. They had come to this area in the fall for a number of years. Katie, their oldest child was born at Paducah, Texas, when the family was there pulling cotton. While in Granite in 1924, Ark rented a farm from R. C. Curtis, and the family moved to the farm one-half mile south and three and one-half miles east of Brinkman. After living there for five years, the family moved to a DeArman Farm near Brinkman. They lived on this farm for five years, and they moved into Brinkman to a house just west of the Brinkman School. They lived there until 1936, in early 1937 the family moved to California except for Katie who had married Roy Burnam in 1935.

Amanda Elizabeth Willingham was born on Jan 22 1895 in Llano County, Texas. She died on May 14 1954 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. She was buried on May 17 1954 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California.

John Garrison (Ark) Stewart and Amanda E. Willingham had the following children:
+95   i. Katie Richard O'Hara Stewart.
96    ii. Living
+97   iii. Elzia Ark Stewart.
+98   iv. Manuel Benjamin Stewart.
+99   v. Mary Ellen Stewart.
100   vi. Living
+101   vii. A. K. (Alford Kenith) Stewart.
102   viii. Joseph Stewart was born on Nov 24 1927 in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma. He died on Nov 24 1927 in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma. He was still born in the Mangum Hospital. He may have been buried in the Mangum, or a Granite Cemetery in Greer Co., OK. Skull crushed at birth by Doctor's first time use of forceps?
+103   ix. Amanda Caroline Stewart.
104   x. Living
105   xi.Chadwick Buford Stewart was born on Aug 23 1935 in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma. He died on Apr 5 1950 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. He was buried on Apr 7 1950 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bakersfield, Kern County, California.

4. John Bailey Stewart was born on Aug 13 1868 in Marshall County, Tennessee. He died on Feb 12 1954 in Maury County, Tennessee. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee. He was married to Elydia Ardella London (daughter of C. C. London and ? ?) on Sep 24 1899 in Maury County, Tennessee. Elydia Ardella London was born in Jul 1880 in ?, Tennessee. She died about 1911 in Giles County, Tennessee.

26. James T.(Tebedee?) Stewart was born in Feb 1873 in ?, Tennessee. He died about 1948 in Maury County, Tennessee. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Maury County, Tennessee. He was married to Minerva A. ? about 1895 in ?, Tennessee. Minerva A. ? was born about 1874 in ?, Tennessee.


FOURTH GENERATION

31. James William (Willy) Francis was born about 1870 in Bufords, Giles County, Tennessee. He was married to Artie McDonald about 1904 in Bell County, Texas. Artie McDonald was born about 1883 in ?, Texas.

33. Daniel Thomas Francis was born about 1875 in Bufords, Giles County, Tennessee. He was married to Martha E. Northcott about 1905 in Bell County, Texas. Martha E. Northcott was born about 1885. She died about May 28 1948 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. She was buried on May 29 1948 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas.

35. Nora Stewart was born about 1881 in Bell County, Texas. She and her husband were living in DeLeon, Comanche County, TX in 1929 per her father's obit. She was married to W. Cicero Mallonch/Mallonee about 1899 in ?, Texas. W. Cicero Mallonch/Mallonee was born about 1880. On his father-in-law's obituary it states his last name is Mallonch. A family member says it is Mallonee.

Nora Stewart and W. Cicero Mallonch/Mallonee had the following children:
117   i. Woodrow Wilson (Williams?) Mallonee was born on Nov 5 1913 in Comanche County, Texas. He died on Apr 8 1967 in Bell County, Texas. Texas death database has a Woodrow Williams Mallonee.  This could be the son, Woodrow Wilson Mallonee that a family member gave me as Nora and Cicero's son.

36. Kate A. (Montgomery) Stewart was born in Jan 1885 in ?, Texas. She was married to James Monroe Whatley on May 26 1906 in Paducah, Cottle County, Texas. James Monroe Whatley was born on Aug 31 1884.

37. Vaida Florence Stewart was born on Aug 28 1888 in Childress, Childress County, Texas. She died on Jul 24 1959 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She was married (1) to Julius Arthur Boyd on Mar 5 1905 in ?, Texas. Julius Arthur Boyd was born about 1885.

She was married (2) to Whitney Maxwell Montgomery on Jun 9 1927 in ?, Texas. Whitney Maxwell Montgomery was born on Sep 14 1877 in Eureka, Navarro County, Texas. He died on Dec 7 1966 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

38. Willie Gertrude (Billie) Stewart was born on Jun 12 1890 in ?, Texas. California Death Database has her birth as June 13, 1890. She died on May 10 1974 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. She was married to Edwin H. Waltke about 1916. Edwin H. Waltke was born on Nov 22 1888 in ?, Illinois. He died on Jul 7 1968 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

39. Mable A. Stewart was born on May 21 1892 in ?, Texas. She died on Jan 15 1980 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She was married to D. M. Craven on Mar 24 1913 in Paducah, Cottle County, Texas. D. M. Craven was born about 1892.

40. Herbert E. Stewart was born in Oct 1894 in ?, Texas. He was married to Julia Topper on Sep 17 1916 in Paducah, Cottle County, Texas. Julia Topper was born about 1897.

41. Butriss Estelle Stewart was born on May 21 1896 in ?, Texas. She died on Jan 15 1980 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. She was married to Whitts C. Mackin about 1915. Whitts C. Mackin was born about 1895.

44. Ada Stewart was born on Oct 29 1879 in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. She died on Apr 1 1935 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. Ada and her husband ran a resturant in Temple, Bell County,Texas. She was married to Charlie L. Jacks on Aug 13 1898 in Bell County, Texas. Charlie L. Jacks was born on Feb 6 1875.  He died on Sep 11 1914 in Bell County, Texas.

45. Jimmie Etta Stewart was born on Aug 24 1880 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. She was born near Memphis, TN. She died on Jul 17 1954 in Ellis County, Texas. She was married to Walter Ray Carlton on Dec 4 1898 in Bell County, Texas. Walter Ray Carlton was born on Mar 10 1878 in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri. He died on Jun 4 1934 in Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas.

46. Maud Beatrice Stewart was born on Jan 1 1881 in Bell County, Texas. She died on Apr 10 1914 in Bell County, Texas. She was buried on Apr 12 1914 in South Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. She was married to James Allen Dulany (son of John Thornton Dulaney and Mary Jane Gates) on Dec 2 1902 in Greer County, Oklahoma. Marriage Record in Greer Co., OK - Book 1, pg 349 W. H. Roper, Minister of the Gospel, in Mangum officiated. From their marriage certificate, his age is 33 yrs, and her age is 20. It states he is a resident of Summer Mills, TX, and she lives in Jester, Greer Co., OK. Her Aunt and Uncle, Lizzie D. Annie (Stewart) Saulsberry have lived in Jester, Greer Co., OK a couple of yrs. James Allen Dulany was born about 1869 in ?, Texas. He died in ?, Texas. Buried in Killeen City Cemetery.

47. Willie Edna Stewart was born on Jul 12 1883 in Bell County, Texas. She died about Apr 24 1954 in Burnet, Burnet County, Texas. She was buried on Apr 25 1954 in North Belton Cemetery, Belton, Bell County, Texas. She was married to W. Ernest Lanier on Feb 25 1906 in Belton, Bell County, Texas.

48. Dollie Stewart was born in Jan 1885 in Bell County, Texas. They lived in Ada, Oklahoma, and had 3 children (2 girls and in boy, who lived in California). She was married to ? Hord about 1904 in ?, Texas.

50. Maggie Stewart was born in Feb 1888 in Bell County, Texas. They lived in Lubbock, Texas. She was married to Walter Dickerson about 1906 in ?, Texas.

64. Jesse Lazona Saulsberry was born about 1887 in ?, Texas. She was married to Joseph C. Umberger on Nov 19 1907 in Greer County, Oklahoma. Joseph C. Umberger was born about 1886.

68. Milburn Joe Stewart was born on Sep 21 1890 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. SSDI has a -- MILBURN STEWART b 21 Sep 1891 d  Jul 1964 73448 (last residence -- Marietta, Love, OK) ssi# 444-18-4277 Oklahoma. I have 3 different yrs of birth for him 1889, 1890, and 1891. He died in Jul 1964 in Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma. He was married to Dollie Belle Feeley about 1910 in ?, Oklahoma. Dollie Belle Feeley was born about 1890.  She died in May 1946 in Littlefield, Lamb County, Texas.

70. Lula Mae Stewart was born on May 23 1893 in Bell County, Texas. Her headstone in Willis Cemetery, Marshall County, OK says she was born in 1896 but the 1900 Bell Co., TX census record says 1893. She died on Jun 29 1970 in Marshall County, Oklahoma. She was married to Jay E. Sherrod on Jul 2 1914 in Marshall County, Oklahoma. Jay E. Sherrod was born on Jan 10 1897. He died on Oct 19 1976 in Marshall County, Oklahoma.

71. Lena Stewart was born in Mar 1896 in Bell County, Texas. She was married to Albert Johnson about 1912 in Marshall County, Oklahoma. Albert Johnson was born about 1892.

72. Markus A. (Alonzo - Lon?) Stewart was born on Jan 13 1898 in Bell County, Texas. He died on Mar 12 1974 in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma. He was married to Myrtle Sherrod about 1915 in Marshall County, Oklahoma. Myrtle Sherrod was born on Jun 20 1899. She died on Jul 17 1917 in Marshall County, Oklahoma.

76. Euda Elements Stewart was born in Jul 1889 in Bell County, Texas. She was married to George Washington Garner (son of James Knox Garner and Nancy Jones Whiteley) on Oct 8 1905 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. George Washington Garner was born about 1880 in Bell County, Texas. He died about 1972 in Bell County, Texas.

77. James Pemberton Stewart was born in Mar 1890 in Bell County, Texas. He died about 1961. He is buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

79. Randal Garrison Stewart was born in Aug 1895 in Bell County, Texas. He died about 1961. Buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma He was married to Onie Lee Coats on Feb 16 1916 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. Onie Lee Coats was born about 1899.

80. Cecil Lawlan Stewart was born on Jun 10 1899 in Bell County, Texas. He died in Jul 1982 in Oenaville, Bell County, Texas. He was married to Sarah Mearl Jenkins on May 24 1940 in Bell County, Texas. Sarah Mearl Jenkins was born about 1910.

81. Eugenia Lanier Stewart was born about 1911 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. She died on Apr 22 1997 in Brown County, Texas. Buried in Bellwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Bell Co., TX. She was married to Oliver (Ollie) O. Honeycutt (son of Oliver Seahorn Honeycutt and Pearl Olive Taylor) on Sep 1 1927 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. Bell County Marriages Vol 27, pg 420. Oliver (Ollie) O. Honeycutt was born on Jan 14 1904 in Bell County, Texas. He died on Aug 20 1977 in Bell County, Texas. Buried in Bellwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Bell Co., TX.

82. Wilber F. Reed was born on Oct 20 1890 in 8 miles North of Belton, Bell County, Texas. He was married to Hattie Mary Lewis on Jan 9 1954 in Temple, Bell County, Texas. Hattie Mary Lewis was born about 1908. Hattie had been married Thomas Major Stewart, Wilber's Uncle.

84. Percy Milton Reed was born on Mar 11 1898 in ?, Oklahoma. He died on Dec 26 1976 in San Diego County, California. Percy moved to San Diego, CA, ca 1929. He was married to Ruby Dona Keller on Jun 25 1921 in ?, Oklahoma. Ruby Dona Keller was born on May 6 1901 in Holder, Pickens County, Indian Territory. Pickens County was one of the counties in the Chickasaw Nation, IT. Most of Jefferson & Stephens and all of Love, Carter and Marshall Counties are in the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, so anyone born before that was probably born in Indian Territory (IT) or Oklahoma Territory. Holder was a town in what later became Love County, Oklahoma. She died on Dec 26 1996 in San Diego County, California.

85. Lyle Leland Reed was born on Feb 23 1905 in ?, Oklahoma. He died on Jan 29 1976 in San Diego County, California. Lyle moved to San Diego, CA ca 1940. He was married to Neta Mildred Deason about 1929. Neta Mildred Deason was born on Feb 11 1910 in Mountain Park, Kiowa County, Oklahoma. She died on Feb 4 1987 in San Diego County, California.

86. Jesse Pemberton Stewart was born on Sep 15 1893 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. He died on May 31 1952 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. He was married to Laura Smith (daughter of Cleve Smith and Josie Heffington) on Apr 30 1916 in Logan, Quay County, NM. Laura Smith was born on Sep 3 1898 in McGregor, McLennan County, Texas. She died on May 24 1994 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado. She is buried in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Social Security Application shows she was living in Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico in 1942.
br> 87. Willis (Doc) Rogers Stewart was born on May 7 1895 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. He died on Jul 4 1939 in Weimer, Placer County, California. He was married to Bessie Isabell Adams (daughter of Robert Joseph Adams and Minnie Senns) on Mar 9 1917 in Logan, Quay County, New Mexico. Bessie Isabell Adams was born on Oct 4 1900 in Elmore, Oklahoma. She died on Nov 29 1989 in Oroville, Yuba County, California.

88. William Daniel Stewart was born on Jan 16 1897 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. Birth date and place taken from his Social Security Application - applied Sept 3, 1940 in Aurora, Colorado. His death certificate states he was born in Temple, Bell County, Texas. He died on Feb 11 1976 in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado. Death certificate states he died at the Logan County Hospital. He was buried on Feb 14 1976 in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Logan County, Colorado. Social Security Application shows he was living in Aurora, Colorado in 1940. He was married to Emma Louise Casey (daughter of Thomas Albert Casey and Ida Bellzora Morris) on May 18 1919 in Dalhart, Dallam County , Texas. Emma Louise Casey was born on Dec 14 1898 in Emory, Rains County, Texas. Birth date and place taken from her Social Security Application - applied Jan 22, 1941 in Aurora, Colorado. She states her parents are Thomas Abert Casey and Ida Bellzora Morris. She died on Jun 15 1988 in Sterling, Logan County, Colorado. Death certificate states she died at the Devonshire Acres Nursing Home. She was buried on Jun 18 1988 in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Logan County, Colorado. Social Security Application shows she was living in Aurora, Colorado in 1941.

89. Albert Guyton Stewart was born on Jul 3 1899 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. He died on Aug 16 1965 in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California. (He changed his last name to Smith)

CA Death Database
Last Name First Name Middle Birth Date Mother Maiden Father Last Sex Birth Place Death Place Residence Death Date SSN Age
SMITH  ALBERT  G  07/03/1899  LARRI    M  OKLAHOMA  NEVADA CO    08/16/1965  566-03-7871 66 yrs
He was married (1) to Lola ? about 1925. Lola ? was born about 1900.

He was married (2) to Bessie Isabell Adams (daughter of Robert Joseph Adams and Minnie Senns) about 1950 in ?, California. Bessie Isabell Adams was born on Oct 4 1900 in Elmore, Oklahoma. She died on Nov 29 1989 in Oroville, Yuba County, California.
CA Death Database
Last Name First Name Middle Birth Date Mother Maiden Father Last Sex Birth Place Death Place Residence Death Date SSN Age
SMITH  BESSIE  I  10/04/1901  ADAMS  ADAMS  F  OKLAHOMA  SACRAMENTO    09/29/1987  544-09-6590  86 yrs 

90. Esther Minerva Stewart was born on Feb 24 1901 in Belton, Bell County, Texas. She died on Apr 7 1976 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. She was buried 4/?/1976 in Greenback Lane Cemetary, Sacramento County, California.

She was married (1) to John Glenn about 1917. John Glenn was born about 1900.

She was married (2) to William Layman about 1933 in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada. William Layman was born on Jul 24 1880 in Oroville, Yuba County, California. California deaths records has his birth date as July 22, 1879. He died on Aug 20 1954 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.

She was married (3) to Dennis Flinn Parks after 1959 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California. Dennis Flinn Parks was born on Dec 20 1909 in ?, Arkansas. He died on Apr 15 1981 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.

91. Mamie Mae Stewart was born on Nov 11 1903 in ?, Oklahoma. She died on Sep 15 1988 in Porterville, Tulare County, California.
Buried at Woodville, Tulare County, CA.

She was married to Hillard Elijah Hendon on Nov 30 1920 in ?,Texas. Hillard Elijah Hendon was born on Apr 17 1900 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas. California deaths records has his birth date as April 17, 1901. He died on Dec 6 1969 in Porterville, Tulare County, California.

92. Thelma Millie A. (Tootsie) Stewart was born on Apr 5 1905 in ?, Oklahoma. She died on Apr 17 1942 in Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.

She was married to Robert Ball about 1932 in ?, California. Robert Ball was born about 1901. He died on Oct 1 1976 in Sacramento County, California.

93. John Otha Stewart was born on Oct 19 1909 in ?, Oklahoma. He died on May 9 1960 in Corpus Cristi, Nueces County, Texas. He was married to Mildred Edna Grissom about 1935. Mildred Edna Grissom was born about 1915.

94. Jim Bob Stewart was born on Jul 20 1911 in Paducah, Cottle County, Texas. He died on Nov 13 1966 in Justin, Denton County, Texas. He was married to Emma ? about 1940 in ?, Texas.

95. Katie Richard O'Hara Stewart was born on Dec 28 1915 in Paducah, Cottle County, Texas. She died on Apr 27 2000 in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma. Died about 5 pm CDT
She was married to Roy Burnam (son of Curtis Field Burnam and Ida Lo George) on Sep 26 1935 in Brinkman, Greer County, Oklahoma. Roy Burnam was born on Aug 25 1890 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas. He died on Sep 24 1976 in Mangum, Greer County, OK. They are both buried in Brinkman Cemetery, Greer Co., OK.
97. Elzia Ark Stewart was born on Apr 1 1919 in Logan, Quay County, New Mexico. He died on Jun 22 1984 in Fresno, Fresno County, California. He was married to Edith Lillian Richards on Aug 18 1948. Edith Lillian Richards was born on Mar 22 1917 in Redbank, County, Oklahoma. She died on Aug 27 1988 in Fresno, Fresno County, California.

98. Manuel Benjamin Stewart was born on Jan 9 1921 in Logan, Quay County, New Mexico. He died on Sep 3 1969 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California.

99. Mary Ellen Stewart was born on Apr 21 1922 in Logan, Quay County, New Mexico. She died on Jun 12 1999 in Bakersfield, Kern County, California. She was married to Clyde Forrest (son of George Vernon (Vernard?) Forrest and Viola Edna (Young?) Peters) on Oct 8 1939 in Arvin, Kern County, California. Clyde Forrest was born on Feb 21 1920 in Russellville, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. He died on Oct 20 1976 in Arvin, Kern County, California.

101. A. K. (Alford Kenith) Stewart was born on Dec 2 1925 in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma. He died on Sep 1 1996 in Bello Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Died September 1, 1996 at 9:10 pm Bello Horizonte,Minas Gerais, Brazil. He had been living in Itambacuria, Minas Gerais, Brazil with his Common-Law wife Naomi, who had a son that Uncle AK was on the birth certificate as the father, even tho he had had a vasectomy years before. He was buried on Sep 2 1996 in Itambacuria Cemetary, Itambacuria, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He was married to Martha Nell Gallops on Jun 6 1949 in Columbus, Muskogee County, Georgia. Martha Nell Gallops was born on Mar 19 1931 in Columbus, Muskogee County, Georgia.

103. Amanda Caroline Stewart was born on Mar 3 1929 in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma. She died on Jan 28 1993 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California. She was married to George Melford Nolen on Mar 20 1948 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.


Here are Links to Bell County, Texas Cemeteries
North Belton Cemetery
South Belton Cemetery
Resthaven Cemetery


My Stewart Database

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