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Blythe's Ferry, Rhea CO, TN

Family Group of

William Blythe b ca 1790? d ca 1856 Indian Territory, OK
occupation - ferryman and ferry owner
The Origin of Blythe's Ferry in Rhea CO, TN
son of Jonathan & Annie (Barnes or Shoop) Blythe* of Valley River, Cherokee CO, NC

m 31 Oct 1809 Rhea CO, TN TO

Nancy "Nannie" Fields b d ca 1861 Indian Territory, OK
dau Richard Fields & (1st wife) Jennie Buffington

1(M) John R. Blythe b 23 Sep 1810 d Feb 1864 Indian Territory, OK
m (1) 3 Jun 1829 Rhea CO, TN TO
Justine Cadle b d
m (2) TO
Jane Harlan Lane b d
m (3) TO
Polina Tucker James b d

2(F) Martha Jennie Blythe b 31 Jan 1812 d 7 Aug 1868 Indian Territory, OK
m 30 Apr 1828 Rhea CO, TN TO
Alexander Adams Clingan b 20 Feb 1801 Hawkins CO, TN d 1 Feb 1864 Cleveland, Bradley CO, TN

3(M) William Blythe b 8 Jul 1817 d 1860 Indian Territory, OK
m before 1835 TO
Fannie Hammontree b d

4(F) Elizabeth Blythe b d 1855 Indian Territory, OK
m 21 Mar 1832 Rhea CO, TN TO
Ira Goddard b d

5(F) Mary Blythe b d
m TO
Andrew Jackson Tucker b d

6(M) Elijah Blythe b d
m TO
Martha Clingan b d

7(M) James Chastain Blythe b 7 Jul 1824 TN d 24 Dec 1906 Bartlesville, Washington CO, OK
m (1) TO and divorced from
Sarah Jemima Rogers b d

m (2) TO
Sarah Matilda Harlan Kell b d

8(M) Absalom Ellis Blythe b TN d
m TO
Mary Jane Millsap b d

9(F) Nancy Ann Rogers Blythe b 16 Jan 1830 TN d
m (1) TO
Archibald Henry b d

m (2) TO
William Ellis Bean b 23 Feb 1829 d

10(M) Joseph Riley Blythe b d (no issue)

11(F) Sarah Jane Blythe b TN d
m TO
Jackson Gilstrap b d

Many thanks to cousins and researchers Nita Cornelius and Marion Miller for their help! Other sources include E. Starr's Old Cherokee Families, Betty J. Broyles' A Compendium of Rhea and Meigs Counties in Tennessee, James County, the Lost County of Tennessee, various censuses, and newspaper records.

*great-great-great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra Ratledge (See McDonald line for my ancestry.)

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