Descendants of James McKendree
Other McKendree Contributors:
Ruth McKendree Lawrence,
Barbara Breedlove Rollins,
"Joyce" Dickens Walker,
William Clarence Colley, Jr,
Charlotte Wilson Williams
, and Troy McCarley
James McKendree was born about 1768 in James City County, VA. He married
Martha "Patsy" Wilkinson (daughter of Joel Wilkinson and Elizabeth Unknown)
in Greensville County, VA. 7 January 1793, by the Methodist minister, Rev.
John Mason. The evidence that Joel Wilkinson was the father of Martha is
circumstantial. From Sketches of Greensville County, Virginia, 1650 - 1967
he is the only Wilkinson listed as having lived in that county. In the 1790
(taken in 1783) census he had 6 whites in his household. There is a will
on record for Elizabeth Wilkinson, 18 Jun 1801, probated May, 1804 that lists:
Granddaughter in law, Mary P. Adams (indicates Elizabeth was an estimated
60 years old). Witnesses: Isaa Roswell, Susanna Rowell, Patsy Rowell, Rowena
Rowell, Lewis Eppes. The Rowells would have been friends and possibly family.
Martha Wilkinson went by the name "Patsy" and the name Rowena occurs in later
generations. James was often referred to as Dr., but to my knowledge there
has been no record found of his having been a medical doctor. Ministers were
often called Doctor, and he was a bonded preacher in VA and TN. On 14 June
1802 he received a Bond to perform marriages by the County Court of Greensville,
Va according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Methodist Church.
The records of Emporia, Greensville County, VA list several deeds between
1798 and 1810. It is an 1804 deed where Martha's name appeared as Patsy.
At least one early Virginia record has the name spelled McIndree. The family
of James McKendree appears in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 censuses of Sumner
County with spellings McKendric and McKendre.
His brother, Bishop William McKendree, was the first American born bishop
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1808. Life and Times of
William McKendree by Bishop Robert Paine, personal friend of the Bishop's,
was written in 1869. The copy I read originally belonged to Julia McKendree
Borden, grand niece of the Bishop and was in the possession of her daughter,
Isadora "Dora" McKendree Borden Lewis in 1963.
Paine not only gives us personal information regarding James' brother
William, but allows us to see the early beginnings of the close knit McKendree
family. I have indicated the book's page numbers and added some notes which
are marked with my initials when data from my research and that of others
"William McKendree was born in King William County, Virginia, about forty
miles northeast of Richmond, July 6, 1757--------but before he was seven
years of age, they removed to James City, about sixty miles southeast of
Richmond, and near Williamsburg, -------- A few years afterward, they again
changed their place of residence, and settled in Greensville County, upon
Meherrin River, and near the southern boundary of the State. Here they remained
for many years. Their pecuniary condition was not such as, in Virginia, would
be called wealthy; although, from incidental allusions found in the Bishop's
Diary, as well as from other reliable sources of information, they were doubtless
in comfortable and independent circumstances. (page 17) John and Mary were
member of the Church of England. (page 29)
John McKendree, the father of the Bishop, seems to have been in every
respect a most worthy and exemplary man. With strong domestic affections,
and without any desire for notoriety, he led an humble, industrious, and
religious life. In 1810, he removed from Virginia to Sumner County, Tennessee,
in company with his son, Dr. James McKendree, his son-in-law, Mr. Charles
Harris, with their families, and his two unmarried daughters. [Note: evidence
now indicates that it may have been later than 1810, aj] In October 1815,
this venerable and excellent man gently breathed his last. (page 18) --------
Fountain Head Settlement, Tennessee. (page 255)
Mary, the mother of Bishop McKendree, was a great sufferer. About the
year 1769 she became so prostrated by severe affliction that she was ever
afterward confined to her room, and generally to her bed. But this
deeply-afflicted lady, having been mercifully spared to train her young family
for twenty years after she became a hopeless invalid, died in 1789.---------
They had four sons and four daughters. (page 19) James always lived in the
vicinity of his parents, and brought up a large family. His house was the
Bishop's home, if he can be said to have had a home. At this house their
father died; there the Bishop closed his eventful and useful life; and there,
in a few years afterward, James and Frances (a sister) were interred by his
side ---------- The eighth and last child was Nancy D. Like William she never
married and nursed her father and William during their final illnesses. Having
lost all her nearest relations, she died in 1838, she was buried at the head
of the Bishop's grave. (page 20) [Note: she died between 23 June 1842 when
she signed her will and December 1842 when the will was probated and recorded
in the records of Sumner County, aj.] Will
of Nancy McKendree
William enlisted in the Army during the Revolutionary War and attained
the rank of Adjutant, and was for sometime in the commissary department.
He was at the Battle of Yorktown when Cornwallis was taken. (page 22) He
visited relatives near Nashville, Tennessee between October 9, 1809 and November
9, 1809, a relative named Dudley Hargrove between Midgeville, GA and Atlanta
GA on December 5, 1809, and December 30 (1809) spent the night with his brother
Thomas near Charleston, SC. Father still in Virginia about February 1, 1810,
at his fathers November 18, 1810 between Shelbyville, KY, and SC. (page 214)
"The winter of 1823-24 he spent in Middle Tennessee, alternating between
his brother James, in Sumner County, Nashville, and his brother-in-law, Nathaniel
Moore's, near Columbia." (page 384) November 21, 1824, at Brother-in-law
Rev. Nathaniel Moore's house his sister Frances Moore in feeble health from
consumption, she died January 3, 1825. (page 409)
Now over seventy years of age, enfeebled by forty years incessant toil,
afflicted with rheumatism, piles, hernia, vertigo and asthma, and yet making
the circuit of the United States annually-------- (page 414) In 1825 he wrote
back to Tennessee for his nephew to come for his horse "Old Gray" to look
after him till the horse could ride again. (page 416) [Note: My grandmother's
sister, Isadora McKendree Borden Lewis told me that it was her grandfather,
John A. McKendree who went after "Old Gray" to take him back to Sumner County,
Nephew John McKendree left his business [Note: apparently in Tennessee,
aj] and went to the Bishop to accompany him to the Indian Nations, Oct 1828
Spent winter of 1828-29 in Nashville. (page 429) He preached his last sermon
November 23, 1834 in McKendree Church, Nashville, Tennessee. (page 435)
[Nancy, aj] and his nieces were watching over him, his nephew Dudley McKendree
was with him. He died on the bed that his father died on, was buried at the
left side of his father about forty yards from the old family mansion, where
he died. (Memorial Marker for Bishop McKendree)
"Many of the Bishop's friends were very desirous he should be interred
in Nashville but his relations, who occupied the old homestead and its vicinity,
were understood to be unwilling; and as his father, brother, and sister,
were buried there, and he had intimated a wish to rest by the side of his
father, the subject was dropped. The writer is strongly impressed now, although
formerly opposed to it, that (as the old house and premises have passed into
the hands of strangers ------ all the immediate relatives moved away, leaving
scarcely even a distant kinsman in the County; the locality of the grave
---- secluded from any town, village, or thoroughfare of travel, surrounded
by a sparse population, and the grave without enclosure, evincing utter neglect
it would be far better to remove his remains to the Nashville Cemetery, and
place them by the side of noble colleague and old friend, Bishop Soule. The
brick walls of the tomb, it seems, were taken down by Federal soldiers, during
the late war, and the slab engraved with his epitaph was thrown on the ground,
where it still lies; and the whole scenery is desolate and dreary, without
one redeeming circumstance. It is, moreover, understood that his relations
now interpose no objections to the transfer." (pages 483-86) [His will is
mentioned on page 221, aj.] Will of
Bishop William McKendree was re-interred Oct. 3, 1876, to the grounds
of Vanderbilt University at the same time as Bishop Soule. (page 495)
Abstracted from "The Gospel Trails" Dept. of Education & Promotion
Woman's Section, Board of Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church South, 706
Church Street, Nashville, Tenn. Dated March, 1935. "William McKendree-----
never married-----he was successful in everything he undertook. Ambitious,
and alive with energy-----Nearly six feet tall, beautifully proportioned,
and possessing with his good looks the social graces of his day-----.
Children of John and Mary McKendree
William McKendree, born in King William County,
VA, on July 6, 1757, died 5 March
1835 in Sumner County, TN. Re-interred to the grounds of Vanderbilt University
on 3 Oct. 1876.
Lucinda McKendree born about 1759 in
Greensville County, Virginia, died about 1778. She is said to have married
Doratha "Dolly" McKendree born about
1761 in King William County, VA, married Charles Harris on 27 July 1797,
said to have died about 1835 in AL.
Frances Ann McKendree, born 22 Jun
1763 in King William County, VA, died 3 Jan. 1825 in Columbia, Maury County,
TN. The "Methodist Magazine", January 1826, Vol IX, Bio states she
married Nathaniel Moore a few weeks before the death of her father.
John A. McKendree born about 1765 in
VA, died about October, 1817 in Cooper River, SC.
Thomas McKendree born about 1767 in
VA, died about October, 1817 in Cooper River, SC.
James A. McKendree (subject of this
Nancy Dudley McKendree born about 1777
in VA., died after 23 Jun 1842 in Sumner County.
James A. McKendree died sometime between 1842 and 1850 in Sumner County.
Burial was probably in the McKendree Cemetery, 2.5 miles south of Portland,
TN on Collins Road north of the road. There are no markers. Martha probably
died between 1830 and 1840.
Children of James A. McKendree and Martha
Dudley Ellis McKendree
John A. McKendree
Mary "Polly" McKendree
Margaret A. T. McKendree
Frances E. McKendree
I. Rebecca McKendree, born between
1790 and 1800 in Virginia. She married Isaac Warren on 26 March 1823 in Sumner
County. Isaac Warren was listed in the 1830 census of Sumner County,
page 163 with 1 male under 5, 1 male between 5 and 10, 1 male 30 to 40, and
1 female between 30 and 40. Nothing further is known except Isaac was listed
in the 1850 census, apparently in a boarding house.
Ellis McKendree was born about 1794 in Greensville County, VA and
probably died in 1846 in Sumner County. He married about 1816 in Sumner
Co., Sarah Moore (b April 12 1799 in NC, d after 1860, daughter of Nathaniel
Moore and Frances Taylor). Her father's second wife was Frances Ann McKendree,
Dudley's aunt. Sarah was deeded land from her father-in-law,
James A. McKendree, Deed Book 19, p 328, Sumner Co. TN. Transfer for one
dollar 75 acres to Alfred G. Sarver as trustee from James McKendree (including
house where James lived) for the use and benefit for "my beloved daughter
in law Sarah McKendree wife of Dudley E. McKendree to be used by her free
of all controll of the said Dudley E. McKendree." At her death land was to
go to her heirs. 13 Dec. 1842.
Deed from James McKendree to Sarah
Sarah was living with her daughter, Adaline, in 1850 per the 1850 Census
of Sumner Co., Dist. 16, page 296, house 8: Sarver, Alfred 36, farmer; Adaline
32; Margaret 11; William 9; Sarah 5; Henrietta 3; Christinna 23; Nathaniel
12; McKindry, Sarah 50, b NC.
Children of Dudley Ellis McKendree and Sarah
Adaline F.T. McKendree was born on 25 Feb 1818 in TN and died 11
Dec 1892 in Sumner County. She married on 4 Feb 1831 Alfred Gillespie Sarver
(20 Apr 1814 - 9 Dec 1861, son of Jeremiah Sarver and Margaret Ann Osburn).
Adaline was living with her son, Alfred and enumerated in the 1880 census.
Taken from Census Index on CD at LDS FHC. District 13, page 205A: Sarver,
Alfred G., farmer, 28, born TN, parents born TN; Mary J., wife, 25, born
TN, parents born TN; Margaret A., dau, 8, born TN; Addie G., dau, 6, born
TN; Charles W., son, 4, born TN; Nancy A. L., dau, 1, born TN; Adaline F.T.,
mother, 60, born TN, fb VA, mb TN; Anglea, James M., cousin, 19, born TN,
bf TN, mb NC. [Note: Daughter 8 was read as Martha in one transcription and
as Margaret in the other and daughter Nancy has middle initial as F. in one
and A.L. in the other. aj] . Some information on this line was from Mary
"Lottie" Mayhew, great granddaughter of Adaline McKendree Sarver.
Children of Adaline F.T. McKendree and Alfred Gillespie Sarver:
Jerimiah Sarver, born on 7 Apr 1835, died on 13 Mar 1840.
Margaret Ann Sarver, born 13 Dec 1838, married 15 Jan 1857 Dr. James Millikin.
Children: Charles Millikin and Fannie Millikin.
John William Sarver was born on 30 Aug 1841. He served in Co. K, Robinson's
2nd Infantry. Wounded 7 Apr 1862 at Shiloh, and died 25 Jun 1862 at Columbus,
Miss. His photo is on the Sumner County TnGenWeb site listed as James.
Sarah M. Sarver, born 6 Apr 1843, married 24 Jan 1862 William M. Gleaves.
Child: Dr. Edgar Gleaves.
Henrietta A. Sarver, born 3 Aug 1847, married 29 Nov 1865 Dr. Joseph F.
Alfred Gillespie Sarver, Jr., born 15 May 1852 Ft. Belvidere, Sumner County,
died 2 Jul 1948 in Fairfield, Sumner County. He married 25 Dec 1870 Mary
Jane "Sis" Anglea (Aug 1854 - 4 Dec 1937). Children: Margaret Ann Sarver,
Addie G. Sarver, Charles W. Sarver., Nancy A.L. Sarver, Fannie Elizabeth
Sarver, Joe Bert Sarver, and Ellis McKendree Sarver.
Mary Fanny "Frances" Sarver, born on 14 Sep 1856, died on 5 Feb 1863.
Martha W. McKendree, born about 1820, married 16 May 1838 in Sumner
County, Charlie F. Harvey Sr. (1817 - 4 Dec 1882, Louisville, Jefferson County,
William A. McKendree, was born between 1820 and 1825. He
died after 1861. He was listed in the will of his aunt, Nancy. He
is said to have died leaving a wife and two children, believed to have been
sons. He was buried at Sarver Cemetery and his wife was thought to have gone
to Kentucky and remarried. He served in 6th Reg. Ky. Vol. with brothers Dudley
Ellis and James Nathaniel. Source: "History of the Orphan Brigade"
Alexander Augustus McKendree, was born about 16 Oct 1822
or 1824 and died on 1 Dec 1905 in Sumner County. He married on 12 Feb 1846
in Sumner County, Elvira H. House (ca 1830 - after 1880 daughter of Henry
Sr. House and Mary Boyle). Ruth McKendree
Lawrence, great granddaughter of Alexander Augustus, furnished a major
part of the information on his line. Children of Alexander Augustus
McKendree and Elvira H. House:
William Henry McKendree, born 11 Nov 1847 Sumner County, died 6 Jan 1933
in Portland, Sumner County. He married 25 Dec 1887 in Sumner County, Amanda
Eleanor Perdue (1859-1926). Child: Martha Ova McKendree
James Marshall McKendree, born 25 Aug 1849, died 24 Dec 1912. He married
1st about 1875, Elizabeth M. Boren (28 Mar 1854-9 Jan 1883). Children: John
William "Bishop" McKendree, Dudley Ellis McKendree, and Elizabeth James
McKendree. He married 2nd 29 Dec 1889, Sarah Isabelle Perdue (7 Nov 1872-7
Jul 1936 Modesto, CA). Children: Alexander Augustus McKendree, Lucy McKendree,
Samuel James McKendree, William Jennings Bryan McKendree, Mary Ann "Mamie"
McKendree, Elvira McKendree, Henry Watson McKendree, Alton McKendree, Sidney
Raymond McKendree, Curtis McKendree, and Mable Ruth McKendree.
Mary A. "Mollie" McKendree was born in 1854 and died in 1946. She married
1 Apr 1885, R. William Karr. Child: One son, name unknown.
Sarah A. "Sally" McKendree was born in 1856 and died about 1884. She married
George Anthony Brown.(17 Nov 1857-11 Jul 1944).
Alice Gleaves McKendree, born 1 Jan 1861, died 12 Feb 1916. She married
2 Apr 1884 in Sumner County, John Henry Kepley (15 Jun 1860-5 Nov 1935).
Children: Willie Cleveland Kepley, Walter Monroe Kepley, Glenny Gertrude
Kepley, Annie Velera Kepley, Clyda Bell Kepley, Fannie Cornelia Kepley, Naoma
Kepley, and Thurman Kepley.
Martha H. "Mattie" McKendree was born in 1868 and died in 1931. She was
buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Sumner County.
Mary Ann E. J. McKendree, was born between 1820 and 1825. Her obituary
was printed in The Nashville Christian Advocate. She died 2 June 1860 and
was buried in the Harvey Plot, Cave Hill Cemetery. She married on 28 Jun
1838 in Sumner County Alexander A. Harvey (ca 1820-1885).
Sarah McKendree was born in 1829 and died after 1860. She was married
about 1845 to John F. Martin (son of Sam Martin). John F. Martin was born
in Richland Station, Sumner County. In 1880 this family was living with Sarah's
aunt, Martha Beason in Sumner County. Data on this line was William Martin,
great grandson of Sarah.
Children of Sarah McKendree and John F. Martin:
Samuel M. Martin, born 29 Jul 1846, died 16 May 1919, married Mary Rebecca
Franklin (8 Jun 1854-7 Jul 1921. Children: George W. Martin, Sarah Martin,
Lucinda Ellis Martin, Samuel Martin, Eugene Martin, and Blanche Martin.
Martha J. Martin, born about 1848
John F. Martin born in 1851 or 52 4.
Sarah E. Martin born in 1853 or 54.
Dudley Ellis McKendree Jr. was born on 4 Jul 1835 in Sumner County.
He moved to Scottsville, KY after death of his father and lived with his
sister Martha. He bought a drug store in Glascow, KY ca 1857. He organized
the 6th Reg. KY Vol (source) "History of the Orphan Brigade" by Ed. Porter
GSA file abstracts: Capt. Co. D, 6th KY Regt. Served from Sep. 1861, four
wounds by 13 Mar. 1864 when he made application for rank of 1st Lieut. He
enlisted at Cave City, KY and fought in the battles of Shiloh, Murfreesboro
and Chickamauga. Wounded at Dallas 28 May 1864, died 6 June.
From: Statement of Service from Chief, War Records, Frankfort, KY. Enlisted
19 Nov. 1861 at Glasgow, KY. wounded at battle of Shiloh, 7 Apr 1862, Stone
River (Murfreesboro), 2 Jan 1863, died Dallas, GA. He was buried in the Harvey
Plot, Cave Hill Cemetery.
James Nathaniel McKendree, born 12 Jun 1838, died 19 Aug 1887.
He married 3 Jul 1863 his second cousin, Georgetta Rebecca Harris (20 Sep
1843 Jackson County, AL-8-Jan 1923, daughter of Rev. James D. Harris and
Manurva Tennessee Lewis).
Their granddaughter, Lilla James, sent me the following from a family
Bible in 1971. "My father J.D. Harris was a nephew of Bishop McKendree his
mother being the Bishop's sister. My husband J. Nat. McKendree whose father
was also the Bishops's nephew being a son of the Bishop's brother, so we
were third <sic> cousins. (signed) G.R. McKendree nee Harris." also
"My brother D.E. Harris was born in Jackson Co. Ala. Aug. 30 1852 died in
Colo. Jan 7, 1915" "my brother J. D. A. Harris was born in Jackson Co. Ala.
Apr 18, 1847 and died Sept. 5, 1917 Ada Okla. G.R. McK." James Nathaniel
served in 6th Reg. Ky. at Shiloh, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Stone River, Rocky
Face Gap, Resaca, and Dallas. Wounded but recovered to finish to end of war.
Source: "History of the Orphan Brigade" [Note: He possibly named son for
Dr. Vertees who treated his brother. aj]
From the 1880 census from Census Index on CD at LDS FHC: Beat 4, Jackson
County, AL, page 44A: McKendsee <sic>, J.N. farmer, 41, born TN, parents
born VA: Georgetta, wife, 36, born AL: Ella, dau, 15, born GA; Bascom, son,
10, born AL; Elbert, son, 8, born AL; Harvey, son, 3, born AL. [Note: near
by were his wife's parents. aj]
Lilla also wrote: "When we moved to Ada in 1903 Granny moved too. so
did Uncle Harvey, Uncle "Batty" and Aunt Ellis and all of Mama's people except
an uncle in Rockwall, 2 sisters and 4 brothers."
Children of James Nathaniel McKendree and Georgetta Rebecca Harris:
Ella Ellis McKendree, was born 7 Dec 1864 and died about 1952. She married
17 Jan 1882 in Marion County, TN, Jesse B. Gotcher.
Verdry Vertees McKendree was born 20 Oct 1866 in Jackson County, AL. and
died there 26 Feb 1869.
Bascom Keith "Batty" McKendree was born 25 Nov 1869 in Jackson County,
AL and died 13 Feb 1905. He was married 28 Apr 1902 before going to I.T.
but Lilla James did not give her name.
Elbert Harris McKendree, born 20 Nov 1871, died 3 Mar 1958. He married
20 Sep 1896 in Rockwall, Rockwall County, TX, Lillian Bonnie McKoy (17 Apr
1876 Forest, Scott County, MS-28 May 1968 Ada, Pontotoc County, OK). Children:
Lenore Margaret "Lore" McKendree, Lillian Bonnie "Lilla" McKendree (James),
Earl Elbert McKendree, and Marietta "Tot" McKendree.
Charles Harvey McKendree was born 17 Nov 1876 in Jackson County, AL and
died in Dec 1928. He was married 22 Jun 1910 but his wife's name not listed
by Lilla James.
III. William McKendree was born
about. 1798 in Greensville Co., VA.
IV. John A. McKendree was
born about 1800 in Greensville Co., VA and died about Jan. 24, 1867 in Prairie
Co., AR. He married Jan. 13, 1830 in Haywood Co., TN Isabell Loving
(1804, VA - abt 1848, Fayette County, TN, daughter of Joseph Loving and Rosa
Berryman Taliferro). Their marriage date was listed in the 18 January 1832
National Banner & Nashville Advertizer as: McKendree, Mr. John A. married
in Haywood county to Miss Isabella Loving. My earliest information on this
family came from their granddaughter, Isadora Borden Lewis. Aunt Dora
knew the names of her grandparents, that John was the nephew of Bishop William
McKendree and that Isabell's mother's name had been Taliaferro. She also
told me that all of the daughters of John A. McKendree and Isabell died giving
birth except Julia, her mother, and that John A. went blind while Julia was
a young girl.
He was possibly living in Haywood County as early as 1829 when his
brother-in-law, Richard Moore died and appointed John A. as guardian of his
children. Between 1840 and 1848 he moved his family to Fayette County, near
Vernon, TN where he was a trustee in the Vernon M.E. Church, near Rossville.
John A. was listed in the will of his aunt, Nancy McKendree, in 1842 probated
in Sumner County, Tennessee. He moved from TN between 1855 when his friends,
John B. Wray and his wife Mary named him guardian of their son, John Fletcher
Wray and 1860 when his family was listed in the census of Des Arc, Prairie
From Prairie County, Arkansas, Book T, page 62, the record of his estate
is as follows:
THOS. MC CARLEY ADM. EST. J. A. MC KENDREE DECD.
To all persons to whom these presents shall come I Thomas McCarley of
the County of Prairie in the State of Arkansas as administrator of the goods
and Estate which were of John A. McKendree late of said County of Prairie
and State of Arkansas in testate, deceased send Greeting, Whereas heretofore
on the 24th day of January A.D. 1867 an agreement was made between the said
in testate and A. J. Loving of the County of Haywood in the State of Tennessee
whereby the said John A. McKendree agreed to sell and convey to the said
A. J. Loving the following described Real Estate to wit: The South West quarter
of Sec. 29 and the East half of the South East quarter and the North West
quarter of the South East quarter and the South half of the North East quarter
of section 30 all in twp. 4 north of Range 5 West and containing three hundred
and sixty acres lying and being in the County of Prairie in the State of
Arkansas for and in consideration of the sum of $4,000, $2,000 to be paid
on the 15th day of Nov. 1867 and the remaining $2, 000. $1,000 should be
paid upon notes due by the said in testate to Rose Loving, [Note: There is
strong evidence that Rose Loving, whose maiden name was Taliaferro was his
mother-in-law, aj] and that the other $2,000 should be paid to said in testate
on the 15th day of Nov. 1868, and whereas the said John A. McKendree departed
this life before perfecting said sale of land by writing, and whereas the
substantial facts of said sale was by petition by this said Administrator
represented to the court of Probate for the said County of Prairie praying
that said sale of lands be confirmed, and he as administrator as aforesaid
be authorized, empowered and licensed to convey the same to the said A. J.
Loving according to the instructions and agreement of his said in testate,
and whereas by an order of the said Court of Probate for the County of Prairie
made at the April Term thereof 1868, said sale of land was confirmed and
this said administrator authorized, empowered and directed to perfect, carry
out, and execute all necessary conveyances for the faithful execution of
said trade, according to the true intention of the Parties. Now Therefore
I Thomas McCarley as administrator as aforesaid by virtue of the authority
and decree said court and to carry on his part; and in the further consideration
of the payment of said $1,000 on said notes due from said in testate to said
Rose Loving, and of the further sum of $1,350 cash in hand paid me; and also
in the still further consideration that the said A. J. Loving has this day
executed to me as such administrator as aforesaid, his promissory note for
the sum of $1,836.27 due and payable on the 11th day of Feb. 1870 being the
balance due on the purchase of said land as herein before described including
interest thereon have this day sold and assigned A. J. Loving his heirs and
assigns all the said John A. McKendree's right, title, interest and claim,
which he had at the time of his death or which may have accrued to his Estate
since in and to the said above described land and premises, To have and to
hold the same to him the said A. J. Loving his heirs, and assigns forever
in as full and ample a manner as I the said Thomas McCarley in my capacity
of administrator as aforesaid deed by force and virtue of said decree and
authority or license of said court am empowered to convey same.
In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand as such administrator and
affix my seal hereto on this the 6th day of May in the year of our Lord
Adm. of the Estate of Jno. A. McKendree
Children of John A. McKendree and Isabell
Ann D. McKendree was born about 1833 in Haywood County, TN; married
August 24, 1850 in Fayette Co., TN, William H. Sledge.
Rosalee "Rosie" McKendree was born about 1836 in Haywood County
and married August 28, 1854 in Fayette Co., TN, Albert G. Nevell. My aunt
said Rosealee gave birth to twins that died as infants.
Isabella "Belle" McKendree,
(Picture of Isabella McKendree) born
2 April 1838 in Haywood County, died 28 April 1873 in the Des Arc area, Prairie
County, AR; She married May 28, 1860 Thomas McCarley
(1 Sep 1839 - 29 Jan 1878). Picture of Thomas
Samuel McCarley. Contributors to data on this line were
Barbara Breedlove Rollins,
great great granddaughter and Anthony "Troy" McCarley, great great grandson
of Isabell McKendree and Thomas McCarley. Children of Isabella McKendree
and Thomas McCarley:
Maggie Belle McCarley was born 14 May 1863 in the
Des Arc area and died 14 Feb 1898. She married Rev. Homer Jameson.
Picture of The
Frank McCarley, born 6 Sep 1865, died after 1931. He married 1 Apr 1882
in Lauderdale County, AL, Margaret Isabella Snoddy (5 Mar 1857-24 Feb 1933).
Children: Thomas Vernon McCarley, Lena V. McCarley, and William Marcus
Marcus "Mark" McCarley, born 23 Oct 1868, died 16 Jul 1931. He married
15 Jan 899 in Sherwood, TX, Elma Blanks.
Marietta "Mamie" McCarley, born 8 Mar 1872 in the Des Arc area, died 17
Feb 1954 Abilene, Taylor County, TX. She married 17 Dec 1890 in the Dubin
area of Erath County, TX, Samuel Paisley Richards (9 Apr 1862-7 Mar 1943).
Children: Mark Paisley Richards, Irma Lorene Richards, Esther Allora Richards,
Thomas Eugene Richards, Lucy Belle Richards, and Mary Ruth Richards.
John Belle McCarley Rev., born 17 Mar 1873 in the Des Arc area, died 18
Jan 1947. He married 13 Feb 1894, Dublin, Erath County, TX, Frances Harris
Collier. Children: Jerome Collier McCarley, James Wilson McCarley, Ina Belle
McCarley, and Thelma McCarley.
William Capers McKendree, born 11 Nov 1838 in Haywood County,died
in 1908 and was buried in the Grizzard Cemetery, Beebe area, White County,
AR. He married January 09, 1866 in Fayette County, Martha T. Loving
(ca 1840 in Brownsville, White County, AR-1908, daughter of Wilson Carey
Loving M.D. and Mary H. Eddings). He was probably named for William Capers,
D.D., 3rd Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Most information
on this line was received from Daisy Goodale Moody, granddaughter, and Ruth
King DeVore, great granddaughter of William Capers McKendree. Children of
William Capers McKendree and Martha T. Loving:
William E. McKendree was born 5 Nov 1866. He married 28 Dec 1890 in Gibson
County, TN, Belle Wilson. Children: Jessie Raymond McKendree, Millard "Slim"
McKendree, Minnie McKendree, Chester Horace McKendree, and a twin to Chester
who died as an infant.
Mary McKendree (twin), born 30 Dec 1870 and died in Mar 1905. She married
7 Jan 1898, Monroe Wright. Children: Mattie Wright and Fannie Wright.
Cary McKendree (twin) was born 30 Dec 1870 in Des Arc, Prairie County,
AR. He died in Mar 1946 and was buried in Grizzard Cemetery. Unmarried, he
lost his eyesight at an early age.
Fannie McKendree (twin), born 11 Jan 1878 and died 7 Apr 1955. She married
Jim Fawcett. Children: Capers Fawcett, Jack Fawcett, Jimmie Fawcett, and
Annie McKendree (twin), born 11 Jan 1878 and died 3 Sep 1957. She married
in Jan 1905 in New Hope, White County, AR, F.E. Goodale. Children: William
Forrest Goodale, Mary Alice Goodale, Harold Dean Goodale, and Daisy Goodale
Virginia McKendree was born about 1839 in Haywood County, TN. She
died in AR. She married a man by the name of Wells about 1860. A family story
says she lived in Birmingham, AL and her sister, Martha went to live with
her at one time. Children of Virginia McKendree and ___?___ Wells:
Julia Wells married Fred Schilling. One known child: Perry Schilling.
Perry Wells died about 1875
____ Wells, died at birth per Isadora Borden Lewis.
Maryetta Martha "Mettie" McKendree, born about 1845
in TN and died after 11 Oct 1921. She married about 1864, Rev. Jerome "Romie"
Haralson (ca 1841 in Marshall County, MS - bet 1914 & 1921, son of Joseph
T. Haralson). He was taken to Woodruff County, AR as a youngster. A newspaper
article about their Golden Wedding anniversary was in the possession of her
niece "Dora" Lewis in 1961. They were listed in the 1880 census of Russellville,
Pope County, AR and in 1891 they lived in Vernon, Wilbarger County, TX. I
inherited a folding oak bookcase that was Jerome's. It has four shelves and
is about four and a half feet tall. Aunt Dora said he could carry it on horse
back as a circuit riding Methodist preacher.
(Picture of Mettie McKendree and Jerome
Mettie lived for a time with Dora during prohibition. Mettie had the flu
quite severely and couldn't seem to get over it so the doctor was called.
He told Dora, after checking the old lady, that Mettie felt she could get
better if she was allowed to have a hot toddy at bed time each evening. This
being prohibition and Dora being a "tea totaler" she didn't know how she'd
manage but the Doctor left a prescription for medical brandy and everything
was all right.
Mettie apparently made the rounds of her relatives and stayed until she
had more than worn out her welcome. There are stories about her on page 30
in the family history "Thomas McCarley and wife Isabella McKendree" written
by Barbara Breedlove Rollins which is on the Internet.
In a 1974 letter Les Millholin wrote that Annie Whittenburg Sharpe wrote
that she remembered Mettie and that Mettie and Rev. Jerome had visited her
in Georgetown, Williamson County, TX. She also wrote that Mettie was living
in Dallas after Jerome died and that she wrote to Mamie Whittenburg Thorp
and asked Mamie to keep her but Mamie refused.
Julia McKendree, born 23 Feb 1848 near Memphis,
Fayette County, TN, died on 11 Oct 1921 in Santa Ana, Orange County, CA and
was buried in San Marcos, San Diego County, CA. Her obituary was printed
in the "Methodist Advocate," 1 Dec 1921. She married in Viney Grove, Washington
County, AR 17 Sep 1873, (Marriage Book C, page 179), Reynold Bascomb Borden
(2 Aug 1849 in La Fayette, Walker County, GA-22 Dec 1929 in Santa Anna, son
of Archibald Borden and Sarah Caroline Rogers). He was buried beside Julia.
(Picture of Reynold Bascomb and Julia McKendree
As a small child Julia had a personal slave playmate named "Mary Ann Tabaker
Yellow Poll Too Napoleon Yankee doodle Yeahawk." Told to me by Hazel Borden
Hovde, her granddaughter.
She moved between 1850 and 1860 to AR. After the death of her father she
lived with her sister Isabella in White River Twp., Prairie County, AR. In
April 1874 she was a bride of a few months when she and her husband left
Arkansas by covered wagon for Los Angeles County, CA arriving in September.
Except for about two years, spent in AZ they lived in Southern California
the rest of their lives. They homesteaded near San Marcos, San Diego County
and completed there home in Jan 1884. Their first grandchild, my mother,
was born in this house. Children of Julia McKendree and Reynold Bascomb
Borden (See a
picture of The Bordens)
Carrie Mettie Borden was born 25 Aug 1877 in Downey, Los Angeles County,
CA and died there 8 Sep 1877.
Rosa Lea "Lee" Borden was born 11 Apr 1879 in Downey and died 15 Sep 1907
in Escondido, San Diego County, CA. She was buried in San Marcos. She married
George Witty (son of Richard Witty and Caroline Stanley) 6 Dec 1899 in San
Marcos. Children: Edna Lee Witty (my mother), Everett R. Witty, Wallace William
Witty, and Clara May Witty.
John Arch Borden was born 17 Aug 1880 in Downey and died 5 May 1952 in
Long Beach, CA. He married Alice Grace Fulton (daughter of John Wilson Fulton
and Ida Elizabeth Curtis) 15 Jan 1908 in Richland, CA. They are both buried
at San Marcos. Children: Elizabeth Borden, Madge Eloise Borden, Hazel Grace
Borden, Lucille Julia Borden, Laura Janette Borden, and Albert Reynold
Isadora "Dora" McKendree Borden was born 30 Oct
1889 in San Marcos and died 25 Apr 1968 in Escondido. She married William
Olen Lewis 19 Jul 1911 in San Marcos. They are both buried in San Marcos.
Children: infant Lewis, infant Lewis, and Marjorie Ellen Lewis.
(Picture of Isadora Lewis)
V. Mary "Polly" McKendree was
born about 1800, in Greensville Co., VA and died in 1868 in Georgetown,
Williamson Co., TX. She married Richard Taylor Moore (Son of Nathaniel Moore
and Frances Taylor) on Feb. 8, 1816 in Sumner Co., TN. Richard Moore died
in 1829 in Haywood County, TN. The following was abstracted from "Tenn. Records
of Haywood Co. - Will Book #1 1826-1839" WPA Survey, page 43. From the Vestal
Will of Richard J. Moore. His dying request was to keep his property together
until his children became of age, then equal division between children and
his wife. If his wife wishes to move it was his wish that her brother John
McKendree be appointed guardian --- she is at liberty to sell her land and
move to her father's who lives in Sumner. Witnesses included John Y. Taylor
and Richard Taylor. [Note: Vestal will is death bed oral will, aj.] Information
about her family from this marriage was largely from
"Joyce" Dickens Walker, third great
Children of Mary "Polly" McKendree and Richard
James Moore was born about 1817 in TN. He served in the Civil War
and died of dropsy soon after the war at age 57 per bio. of William Fleager
in "The Lone Star State", 1893, Lewis Pub. Co., a copy was in the Taylor,
Williamson Co. TX library in 1990.
Sarah Ann Moore was born in 1819 and died in 1859. She married
Dionecia Moore was born about 1820 and died in 1844. She married
Martha Moore was born about 1822 and died in 1860. She married
1st P. Trailor, 2nd ____ Brown, and 3rd ____ Arnold.
Lucinda Caroline Driscoll Moore was born about 1825 and died 26
Sep 1847. She married 4 Jan 1845, Rev. James William Bates (25 Jan 1821
Blackstone, Nottaway County, VA-21 Nov 1900 Batesville, Panola County, MS).
Child of Lucinda Caroline Driscoll Moore and James William Bates: Mary
Elizabeth "Molly" Bates born 4 Sep 1847 in Panola County, MS, died 6 Sep
1867 in Florence, Williamson County, TX. She married about 1866, Dr. William
Preston Berry. Child: Pearl Mary Berry.
Mary Jane Moore was born in 1825 in TN. She married William Fleager
26 Jun 1843 in Haywood County, TN. Children of Mary Jane Moore and William
Charles Nathaniel Fleager was born in 1846 in MS. He married about 1868
Margaret Angeline Whittenburg. Children: Joseph Edgar Fleager, Ernest Barton
Fleager, Bessie Lou Fleager, Mary Loving Fleager, Lucy Bee Fleager, Bertha
Leah Fleager, and William Hugh Fleager.
Rosell Fleager was born 27 Mar 1848. She married Rev. John Andrew Brooks
Whittenburg. Children: William Brooks Whittenburg, Olander Dubose Whittenburg
Sr., Mary "Mamie" Nathielee Whittenburg, and Annie Emily Whittenburg. [Note:
John Andrew Brooks Whittenburg was the uncle of Margaret Angeline Whittenburg,
Mary "Polly" McKendree married 2nd James W.
Moser, born in TN, after 1830. Information on descendants of this marriage
was largely from Leslie "Les" McKendree Millholin, great grandson.
Children of Mary "Polly" McKendree and James
Elizabeth Adelaide Driscoll Moser, born 29 Jan 1834, Brownsville,
Haywood County, TN, died 2 May 1910 Batesville. She married 25 Jul 1848 in
Batesville Rev. James William Bates (widower of her half sister Lucinda Moore).
Children of Elizabeth Adelaide Driscoll Moser and James William Bates:
Williametta Bates, born 4 Sep 1850 in Batesville, died 5 Jan 1856.
James Henry Bates, born 16 Oct 1858 in Batesville, died 20 Jul 1884
Viola Gertrude Bates, born 22 Aug 1861 in Batesville, died 8 Apr 1907.
She married 19 Apr 1890 James Edward Maxey.
Julia Richardson Bates, born 21 Jan 1865 in Batesville, died 12 Oct 1892.
She married 27 Jan 1885 Daniel Bascom Stewart.
Ida Rowena Bates, born 21 Dec 1867 in Batesville, died 1 Dec 1949. She
married 24 Oct 1888 in Batesville, Dr. George M. Westmoreland, (26 Oct 1888,
Woodruff, Spartanburg, County, SC-6 Apr 1931). Children: Elizabeth Viola
Westmoreland, William Tette Westmoreland, Cynthia Mette Westmoreland, James
Bates Westmoreland, -Perle Norine Westmoreland, Mamie Bates Westmoreland,
Georgia Marie Westmoreland, and James Bates Westmoreland.
William McKendree Bates, born 18 May 1870 in Batesville, died 14 Dec 1943
in Memphis, Shelby County, TN. He married 12 Nov 1903 in Memphis Lena Spang
(12 Aug 1878, Memphis-17 Jan 1969 Madison, Dane County, WI.) Child: Barbara
Levi Kavanaugh Bates, born 13 Mar 1876 in Batesville, died 15 Aug 1890.
Rowena Moser, born 1836 in TN, died in Salado, Bell County, TX.
She married about 1855 Patrick Millholin who was born in VA-and died bef
1880. Children of Rowena Moser and Patrick Millholin:
Donna Millholin, born about 1856 in TX, died in Salado, Bell County, TX.
James Moser Millholin, born 5 Sep 1857 in Lexington, Lee County, TX, died
1947 in Georgetown, Williamson County, TX. He married in 1895 Blanche Virginia
Cashe from VA. She died in 1940 in Georgetown. Children: Leslie McKendree
"Les" Millholin, Fred Whipple Millholin, Hallie Rowena Millholin, and Foster
John Moser, was born in 1838. He died in 1863 in Rome, GA. He served
in Civil War. per bio. of William Feager, p 743 "The Lone Star State", 1893,
Lewis Pub. Co. A copy was in the Taylor, Williamson Co. TX library
Daniel P. Moser
VI. Martha McKendree was born
4 Oct 1803 in Greensville County, VA and died 10 Nov 1890 in Lincoln, Logan
County, IL. She was buried in Union Cemetery, Lincoln, IL. She married 1
Jun 1824 Jacob Beason (28 Dec 1792 - 17 Aug 1862, Sumner County). Dolores
Marguerite Redmon, (Gail, Rodeick, Dewsbury, Burke, Scott), their great
granddaughter, was a large contributor on this line with her many years of
Children of Martha McKendree and Jacob
Frances Ann Beason, born 22 Jun 1825, died 2 Jul 1826.
Margret M. Beason, born 15 Jun 1827, died before 1890. She married
on 15 Sep 1846 in Sumner County, TN. to James M. Johnson. Margaret
and James moved to Warren Co., KY. (Bowling Green) after 1870. Children
of Margret Beason and James M. Johnson (born about 1825/1826, son of Benjamin
J. Johnson and Rebecca Turner.)
W. H. "Billy" Johnson, born abt. 1848
Missouri Ann Johnson, born abt. 1851
Samuel B. Johnson, born abt. 1852. Samuel married Cornelia Fisher
in Warren Co., KY. on 28 Feb. 1878. He died in 1913 and Cornelia's
death took place in 1907.
Edward "Ned" Johnson born abt. 1855; married America Savannah White on
20 September 1880 in Warren Co., KY.
Mattie Johnson born abt. 1859
Lafayette Johnson, born 15 February 1864, died 11 March 1929. He
married Rosa A. Thomas on 16 July 1884 in Warren Co., KY. Lafayette
is buried at the Friendship Methodist Church near Alvaton, KY.
(Information on the sons of James M. and Margaret Beason Johnson
submitted by Horace Johnson.)
James H. Beason, born 31 Mar 1829 in TN, died 13 Feb 1833 in Sumner
William McKendree Beason, born 9 Jan 1831 in TN. died 17 May 1906
in Lincoln, Logan County, IL. He married 3 Apr 1859 in Franklin, Simpson
County, KY Martha D. Chamberlin.
John Lafayette "Logan" Beason, born 13 Feb 1833 in Sumner County,
died 20 Jul 1908 in Augusta, McDonnough County, IL. He married about 1878
in Carthage, Hancock County, IL Susan Ella Holmes.
Children of John Lafayette Beason and Susan Ella Holmes:
Clyde William Beason, M.D, born 20 Aug 1879, died Sep 1957. He married
Rowena Fish 12 Jul 1909. Children: Geraldine Beason and Clyde William Beason
John Lawrence Beason, born 31 Aug 1881, died in Bushnell, Mc Donough County,
IL. He married 1st Anna Harberts. Child: Virgil Beason. He married 2nd Goldie
Lula Ella Beason, born 22 Feb 1884. She married Jess Meek Tilley about
1910. Children: Ruby Maxine Tilley and Marguerite Tilley.
Jacob Holmes Beason, born 17 Aug 1885
Nellie Faye Beason, born 11 Feb 1895, died Sep 1981 in Liberty, Adams
County, IL. She married 26 Jul 1917 in Carthage, Hancock County, IL Bruce
Pierce (18 May 1895-Aug 1978 Liberty, Adams County, IL).
Martha J. Beason, born 12 Jan 1836 in Sumner County.. She married
6 Dec 1858 in Sumner County Henry W. Corwin.
Children of Martha J. Beason and Henry W. Corwin:
R. R. "Robbie" Corwin, born 8 Oct 1859, died 14 Aug 1862 in Sumner
William Beason Corwin, born 31 Aug 1863 in Allegheny, Allegheny County,
PA, died 9 May 1918 in Washington, DC. He married 3 Apr 1890 .Emarita _____
Carrie Robinson Corwin, born 24 Oct 1869 in Allegheny, Allegheny County,
PA. She married about 1866 Henry E. Wilson.
Harry M. "Hal" Corwin, born about 1872 in PA.
Mary E. or F. Beason, born 13 Oct 1839 in Sumner County. She married
23 Nov 1870 J.C. Truett
Malcena E. Beason, born 12 Oct 1841 in Sumner County
Sarah A. Beason [twin],
born 5 Dec 1847 in Sumner County, died about 1884 in Sumner County. She married
7 Oct 1878 Henry C. Redmon (ca 1851 in TN) Picture
of Sarah and Henry Redmon.
Children of Sarah A. Beason and Henry C. Redmon
1. Lela M. Redmon, born about Jul 1879 in Sumner County, died 16 Sep 1903
in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA.
2. Clarence Beson Redmon, born 20 Aug 1882 in Portland, Sumner County,
died 6 May 1960 in Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, CA. He married in
Waterloo, Blackhawk County, IA 25 Dec 1909 Lavilla Marguerite Knapp(15 Mar
1886 Plainfield, Bremer County, IA-20 Jan 1964 Torrance, Los Angeles County,
CA). Child: Dolores Marguerite Redmon.
Abram M. Beason (twin), born 5 Dec 1847 in Sumner County, died
18 Sep 1849.
VII. Margaret A. T. McKendree, born
about 1808 in Greensville County, VA, died about 1849 in De Soto County,
MS. She married 11 Sep 1831 in Sumner County Tobias B. Hall (1808 - Oct 1865).
His name was transcribed in error as Tobias Bell in information given out
by the TN Archives. Most information on this line was from
Charlotte Wilson Williams whose
husband is a third great grandson.
Children of Margaret A.T. McKendree and Tobias
Frances Manerva Hall born 1833 in TN died between 1878 and 1882.
Richard A. Hall born 12 Jul 1835 Denmark, Haywood Co., TN, died
26 Feb 1866 De Soto County.
Benjamin F. Hall, born 1839 in De Soto County, died after Apr
Amanda Clay Hall, born 10 Nov 1840 in De Soto County, died 18 Sep
1918 in Tate County, MS. She married 13 Oct 1859 in De Soto County Newell
Menefee Williams (11 Feb 1835 Davidson County, TN-22 Nov 1880 in Tate County,
Children of Amanda Clay Hall and Newell Menefee Williams:
Frances J. Williams, born 1861 in De Soto County, died after 1919.
Margaret A. Williams, born 25 Nov 1862 in De Soto County, died 13 Dec
1863 in De Soto County.
Laura Delia Williams, born 31 Jul 1865 in De Soto County, died 4 Jun 1873
in Tate County, MS.
Turner Williams, born 21 Mar 1869 in De Soto County, died 28 Sep 1919.
Mamie Belle Williams, born Aug 1871 in Tate County, MS, died after 1911.
Child: William L. Williams. Mamie married about 1898 in Tate County MS Powell
Fitzpatrick Wade. Children: Herman Wade and Lawrence A. Wade.
Eula Hall Williams, born May 1874 in Tate County, MS, died 1914 in Tate
John Calhoun Williams, born 1875 in Tate County, MS, died 3 Sep 1939 in
Crawfordsville, Crittenden County, AR.
Newell Blanche Williams, born Mar 1880 in Tate County, MS, died before
Dec 1903 in MS.
Theophilus B. Hall, born 1843 in MS, died about 1863 in Ft. Delaware,
William Hall, born 1843 in MS, died between 1866 and 1878.
VIII. Minerva McKendree was born
about 1809/10 in Greensville County, VA, died after 1880. She married 1st
William Garnett Colley about 1836. Information on William Garnett Colley
was primarily from his great great grandson,
William Clarence Colley, Jr. He
states William Garnett was born, lived and died in or around Simpson County,
I believe the relationships within this family are best born out with
the following censuses:
1850 Census, Sumner Co. District 19, page 233, house 116; Lucas, Minurva,
40, Elizah 7
(Note: her cousin, William Harris, lives next-door, aj)
1860 Census Sumner Co. District 19: Lucas, M.L. 40, RE Value 1000, born
TN; Colley, William 21; Lucas, Eliza 17.
1870 Census Wilson County, TN, District 6, page 420 (stamped) 7 (written),
Post Office, Austin: Colley, Seth, 31, farmer, RE value 15000, born TN; Fidelis,
24, born TN; Virgie V. 4; Clarence K. 2; Lucus, Manerva, 54, RE value 2000,
born TN; Eliza 24.
1880 Census Sumner County from Census Index on CD at LDS FHC. District
16, page 249D: Belcher, Geo, farmer, 33, born TN, parents born TN; Lizzie,
wife, 32, born TN, fb TN, mb VA: Nina, dau, 8, born TN; Charley, son, 4,
born TN; Claude, son, 3, born TN; and Lucas, Minerva, mother-in-law, 70,
born TN, parents born TN. (Note: J.D. Harris is still her neighbor, aj.)
Children of Minerva McKendree and William Garnett
Seth Colley, born 10 Feb 1837, died 18 Dec 1904 in Nashville. He
married on 26 Dec 1859 in Sumner County 1st Lucy Jane Nimmo (19 May 1830
- 16 Jun 1860) and 2nd on 4 Jan 1866 in Wilson County, TN Fidelia Elizabeth
Smith (16 Nov 1845 - 21 Jun 1890). Children of Seth Colley and Fidelia Elizabeth
Virginia Lee Colley born in 1866, died 16 Apr 1898 in Nashville.
Clarence Kelly Colley was born in Feb 1868 and died in Jul 1956 in Nashville.
He married 1st on 24 Jan 1894 Nannie Sue Molloy(1870-12 Apr 1899). Child:
William Clarence "Bill" Colley. He married 2nd Mary Crutcher in 1907.
Ernest Sam Colley, born in Feb 1872 in Wilson County, TN, died in May
1936 in Wilson County.
May Colley, born in 1874 in Wilson County, died after 1950.
Margaret "Maggie" Colley, born in 1876 in Wilson County, died 19 Apr 1944
in Whitemarsh, PA.
Ora Colley, born in May 1879 in Paris, Henry County, TN, died 19 Sep 1957
in Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL.
James Homer Colley, born on 2 Jul 1882 in Wilson County, died in Jan 1932
in Nashville, Davidson County, TN
William Hubert "Hube" Colley, born 20 Aug 1883 in TN, died 7 Sep 1976
Cary Colley, born in Oct 1889 in Nashville, died 6 Sep 1890 in
William G. Colley, born 18 Dec 1839 in Sumner County, died 3 Jul
1915, and was buried in Colley Cemetery, Payne Rd., Sumner County.
(Deed from Minerva Lucas, Seth Colley and
Others to W. G. Colley) He married on 17 Feb 1868 in Sumner County,
Mary Elizabeth Staggs (21 Aug 1846 - 15 Jan 1904). He married 2nd 5 Oct 1910
in Sumner County, Nancy Ann Link. Children of William G. Colley and Mary
Charles Edgar "Charley" Colley, born 13 Dec 1868 in TN, died 21 May 1957
in Sumner County
Cora Colley, born 29 Jan 1870 in TN, died 14 Mar 1897 in Sumner County.
Garnett Colley, born 22 Nov 1871 in TN, died 6 Aug 1893 in Sumner
Volley Colley, (f) born 14 Aug 1874 in Sumner County, died 19 Nov 1900
in Sumner County.
Minnie Colley, born 17 Jun 1877 in TN, died 17 Jul 1898 in Sumner
Alex Colley, born in Jul 1879 in TN, died in 1931 in Sumner County
Frank D. Colley, born on 5 Aug 1883, died in Mar 1963.
Lula Colley was born in Aug 1887 in Sumner County
Child of William G. Colley and Nancy Ann Link:
Mary Frances Colley, born about 1910.
Minerva was married 2nd to James H.
Lucas before Dec 1842 as her name appears on a deed recorded in Sumner County
as Minerva Lucas. He may have been married previously as he was listed in
the 1830 and 1840 censuses with what appears to be a family with children.
Child of Minerva McKendree and James H. Lucas:
Eliza "Lizzie" M. Lucas, born 16 November 1847 and died 20 March 1914.
She married George Belcher ( 31 July 1847 - 14 Dec. 1917) on 17 December
1870 in Wilson Co., TN. George and Lizzie are buried in the Bethel Baptist
and Methodist Church Cemetery in Wilson County, TN. George is listed on his
marriage license as G. M. Belcher. His tombstone inscription simply
reads G. L. Belcher. Deeds have him listed as G. L. and G. M. Belcher.
In 1850, George Belcher is listed on the 1850 Wilson Co. Census as
the son of Richard Belcher and Malinda. He was 3 years of
age. In 1860, his father is listed on the census as John R. Belcher
with wife Malinda. Most information on this line was from
Jan Barnes, great, great granddaughter
of Eliza Belcher and great
granddaughter Winnie Johnson Lane.
(Deed from Minerva Lucas
to Lizzie Belcher)
Children of Eliza "Lizzie" Lucas and George Belcher:
Nina Adella Belcher, born on 29 Nov 1871 in Sumner County, died on 3 Feb
1942 and is buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Portland, TN. next to her
husband, James Marion Smart (10 Jun 1864 - 4 Jun 1928, son of J. M. Smart
and Mary Jane Summerville).. They married on 23 Dec 1887 in Sumner
Co., TN. (Picture of Nina Adella Belcher
Smart) Children of Nina Belcher and James Marion Smart:
Winnie Beulah Smart born 1889, died 1968. Beulah married Austin
Crafton 6 Dec. 1904 in Sumner County, TN. They divorced and she married
O. G. Payne in Sumner Co. on 23 March 1934. At some point she divorced
O. G. Payne and family information is that she remarried Austin Crafton,
although no license has been found for the remarriage at this time. She
is buried as W. Beulah Crafton next to Austin Crafton in the Maple Hill Cemetery,
Clarence E. Smart born 11 Aug. 1890, died 14 Jul. 1914. Clarence
was working for the railroad, under the management of Austin Crafton. He
ran in front of a train to retrieve some tools from the other side and
was killed instantly. Nina and Marion filed a lawsuit shortly after
his death. He was first buried in the Halltown Cemetery, but Nina later
had his body moved next to his father in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Portland.
Picture of Clarence
Lela Smart born 15 Mar 1892 in Wilson Co., TN, died 15 Apr 1989 in Sumner
Co., TN. She married Martin Luther Johnson (son of Davis B. and America
D. Short Johnson) in Sumner Co. on 2 Nov. 1910. Both are buried in
the Maple Hill Cemetery in Portland.
Picture of the Smarts and Related
James Lillard Smart born 1894, died 1969. Lillard married Nona Link
(1898 - 1989) in Sumner Co. on 6 Jan 1914. Both are buried in the Maple
Hill Cemetery in Portland.
Mary Lizzie Smart born 7 Oct. 1903, died 3 Oct. 1995, married Spencer
Stinson (12 Apr 1894 - 11 Sep 1985) on 19 Jun 1921 in Sumner Co. Both
are buried in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Picture of Beulah, Lela, Lillard, and
Charley A. Belcher was born 6 July 1875 in Sumner County. He died
9 Nov. 1948 and is buried with his wife Sallie J. (6 Aug 1872 - 2 Nov. 1921)
next to his parents, Lizzie and George Belcher in the Bethel Cemetery in
Wilson Co., TN. Also buried there are two children of C. A. and Sallie
Belcher - E. G. son, 11 Feb. 1900 - 14 Oct. 1900 and G. E. son, 11 Mar 1904
- 27 Oct. 1909. On the 1910 Wilson Co. census record, Charley A. Belcher
is living next door to his parents. Children listed are: Irean
age 8, Mattie Gray age 4, and Mary E age 1. Also living in this household
is David C. Murchison, nephew, age 16. The 1920 Wilson Co, TN census record
shows Irene, age 18, Mattie Gray age 13, Lizzie age 11, W. A. age 9 and Lucile
Claude Odell Belcher born 1 May 1877 in Sumner Co.,
TN., died 23 May 1952 in Wilson Co., TN. He and his wife Julia Mae
(16 Feb 1877 - 1 Jun 1962) are buried in the Jackson Cemetery in Wilson Co.
A son, Edward L., 1901 - 1932, is buried beside them. The 1910
Wilson Co. census record shows Claude and Julia living with James M. Petway.
Children listed are Clara, age 10 and Edward, age 8. Winnie
Lane remembers that Edward was killed while riding on the fender of a car
when it was side-swiped by another car. Julia had arthritis and had
to be carried in a chair in her later years.
Picture of Claude and Julia
IX. Frances E. McKendree was born
in 1812 in Greensville County, VA. She was married to Thomas M. Joyner on
22 Nov 1836 in Sumner County. She resided in 1840 in De Soto County, MS and
probably died there in the early 1840s. Her widower moved to Rockport, Hot
Springs, AR about 1851 where he practiced medicine and had a drug store.
Mary Bish, a descendant of Joyner by his 2nd wife, Emma Sharp, furnished
data on this line.
Children of Frances E. McKendree and Thomas
Jesse Joyner was born about 1841 in TN or MS. He is said to have
died between 1861 and 1865 in Rockport.
Henry C. Joyner was born about 1842 in TN or MS. He is said
to have died between 1861 and 1865 in Rockport. In email from Mary
Bish, received 15 March 2002, " I think Henry and Jesse were teenagers when
they were killed. There is a story going around at Hot Spring County, AR
(Malvern) that Henry was a deserter and is buried in a shallow grave in the
Antioch community. Two men over there wanted to put a marker where he was
buried by two women alongside a road. They said I could get the marker donated
by the VA since I was a relative. I contacted a Civil War site and they said
Henry Joyner, from that county, was admitted to a hospital in Georgia, I
think in 1862. I passed the information on to them and haven't heard any
more about the story. It was all legend, don't think anyone knew for sure
what happened. They said it could have been all the men in his group were
killed and he was walking home. However, legend has it that Dr. Joyner and
family refused his belongings."
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