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Elias Widener and Joel Widener
Joel Jock Widener

Elias Widener son of John Widener and Rachel DeBusk is on the left. The other man is Joel "Jock" Widener son of  John R.  and Susannah Aunt Sook Widener.

Joel "Jock" Widener was born Abt. 1813 in Washington County, Virginia and died 24 Feb 1864. He married Catherine Rouse daughter of Philip Rouse and Margaret Surber. She was born 1813 in Washington County, Virginia and died 24 Feb 1864. He married Nancy Ann Widener daughter of Lilburn H. Widener and Mary E. "Polly" Meek 24 Feb 1864 in Johnson City, Tennessee. She was born May 1841 in Washington County, Virginia  

Childern of Joel Widener and Catherine Rouse

1   ---  Rachel B. Widener born 28 Aug 1839 in Washington County, Virginia and died 17 Jun 1903 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She married James T. Edmondson son of Andrew "River Andy" Edmondson and Susan DeBusk 19 Sep 1858 in Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee. He was born 02 Jul 1842 in Washington County, Virginia and died 08 Aug 1903 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. They are both buried at Cox Cemetery, Claiborne County, Tennessee.

2   ---  Lydia Jane Widener born 1841 in Widener's Valley, Washington County, Virginia and died 02 Jan 1902 in Washington County, Virginia. She married Stephen M. Widener son of Lilburn H. Widener and Mary E. "Polly" Meek 18 Dec 1864. He was born 30 Mar 1842 in Washington County, Virginia and died 04 Aug 1906 in Washington County, Virginia. They are both buried at Widener Valley, Washington County, Virginia

3   ---  John McClellan "John Red" Widener born 12 Jul 1845 in Washington County, Virginia and died 29 May 1904. He married Nancy Margaret Widener daughter of William Edmondson Widener and Mary Polly Emeline Mock 25 Feb 1863 in Washington County, Virginia. She was born 30 Mar 1850 in Widener's Valley, Washington County, Virginia and died 16 Dec 1937. They are both buried at Widener's Valley, Washington County, Virginia.

4   ---  Andrew Widener born 1846

5  --- Margaret Widener born 1846

6  --- Susan Widener born about 1850

7  --- Mary Widener born 16 Jan 1853

8  --- Eliza Widener born 25 Nov 1855

9  --- Elizabeth "Betty" Widener born 25 Nov 1855 in Widener's Valley, Washington County, Virginia and died 1922. She married William Ryburn Widener son of Lilburn H. Widener and Mary E. "Polly" Meek 16 Dec 1866 in Washington County, Virginia. He is buried at Wideners Valley Cemetery, Washington County, Virginia.

Childern of Joel Widener and Catherine Rouse

1   ---  James L. C. Widener born 23 Jan 1865 in Washington County, Virginia and died 27 Oct 1924 in Washington County, Virginia. He married Susan Jane Edmondson daughter of Thomas Edmondson and Rachel S. Widener 21 Oct 1887 in Washington County, Virginia. They are both buried at Wideners Valley Cemetery, Washington County, Virginia.

2   ---  Martha W. Widener born 13 May 1866 and died 1959. She married James Peleg Widener son of John A. Widener and Nancy Jane Catchum 18 May 1886. He was born 04 Jul 1859 in Washington County, Virginia and died 26 Jan 1929 in Washington County, Virginia. They are both buried at Widener's Valley, Washington County, Virginia.

3   ---  William Davis Widener born 19 Oct 1868 in Washington County, Virginia and died 30 Oct 1958. He married Saphronia "Fronie" Eliza Jane Widener daughter of John A. Widener and Nancy Jane Catchum 21 May 1890. She was born Jan 1874. She was married to Edward McCormack in 31 Oct 1879 also.

4   ---  Laura Jane Widener born Jul 1869 in Washington County, Virginia and died 22 May 1926 in Glade Springs, Washington County, Virginia. She married Wiley Newton "Bob" Rhudy son of Samuel McCall Ketron Rudy and Martha A. "Patsy" Elrod 04 Mar 1885 in Washington County, Virginia. He was born 09 May 1859 in Virginia and died 06 Jan 1931. He also maried Lydia C. Hand daughter of Berth and Mary Hand

5   ---  Nancy Catherine "Cass" Widener born Apr 1874 in Virginia. She married Hugh Matthew Thomas son of William M. Thomas and Margaret Trent 22 Nov 1895 in Washington County, Virginia. He was born Oct 1871 in Virginia.  

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