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Andrew Jackson Widener
Andrew Jackson Widener

Andrew Jackson Widener son of David L. Widener and Nancy S. Mock was born 29 Mar 1843 in Washington County, Virginia and died 15 Mar 1927 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas and is buried at Upper Greens Creek Cemetery, Erath County, Texas. He married Martha E. A. Rector daughter of William K. Rector and Margaret B. Goodpasture. She was born 18 Feb 1849 and died in 1889 and is buried at Head of Barren Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

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Andrew Jackson Widener was living in Claiborne County, Tennessee in 1910 and 1920 with his son-in-law and daughter, James Wiley Day and Mary Catherine"Molly" Widener. He moved to Stephenville, Erath County, Texas along with his daughter Mary Catherine"Molly" Widener and her husband James Wiley Day. One of their children Martha Elizabeth Day who married John Tivis Moody also lived in Erath County, Texas.

This family descends from Rachel Elizabeth Edmondson, the sister of Martha Edmondson who married Elias DeBusk. Several families moved to Texas from Virginia and settled in Brown County, Texas and surrounding counties. William Andrew DeBusk moved from Brown County, Texas to Dublin, Erath County, Texas in 1912. Haven't found out whether the two families knew each other. It is highly likely that they were at least aware of each other.


1   ---  Nancy Widener born Abt. 1868

2   ---  John Wesley Widener born 27 Feb 1870 in New Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 10 Oct 1952 in Rockholds, Whitley County, Kentucky. He married Melvina Elizabeth Betsy Poore daughter of David Marshall Poore and Margaret L. Lynch 22 Aug 1888 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was born 22 Apr 1872 in Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 11 Jun 1951

3   ---  Mary Catherine"Molly" Widener born 17 Feb 1875 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 12 Apr 1954. She married James Wiley Day son of Colbert Day and Ellen Goin 23 Feb 1890 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was born 22 May 1870 and died 03 Aug 1952 in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.

4   ---  Eliza P. Widener born 1877 in Tennessee

5   ---  Martha Widener born ca 1879 in Abt. 1879

6   ---  Sarah Seare Margaret Widener born 08 May 1880 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 11 Mar 1947 in Gate City, Scott County, Virginia. She married Elbert Frances Ketron 30 Jul 1894. He was born 25 Jun 1870 and died 23 Feb 1959.

7   ---  Van Della Widener born 04 Mar 1882 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee and died 26 Mar 1965. She married James M. Cupp son of George Washington Cupp and Mariar Emiline Goins Abt. 1899. He was born 04 Feb 1879 and died 24 May 1955