Dehavens: EArly ancestry and Descendants of Samuel II
For more information on early Dehavens and for information on
Smith lines of descent from Jesse Dehaven, see
My main genealogical file on my father's ancestry
My notes on the Dehavens
German Dehaven history
Evert's and Peter's seal, Jesse Dehaven's mark"
Following is a partial table of Dehavens (they are a large
family) with my own direct line and their siblings, showing
relationships to Jacob Dehaven of the Revolutionary War loans.
I will be glad to look anyone up in my copy of Baron Von Alten's
(l894) Dehaven table and other information on request. I
have the most specific information on my own lines, and the
purpose of this file is to compile information on people
descended from Samuel II and closely related to me. See also my
Smith group sheets in my main
genealogical file for descendants of Samuel II who are
members of my own Smith family. My great-great grandfather,
William Smith, of London Britain PA and White Clay Creek, DE,
married Mary the daughter of Jesse Dehaven, and they had ten
children, and many descendants. I have information on several
of those lines, and am looking for the rest of them.
A number of books on Dehavens have been published; Martha
Wright's good one is available from the Mormon LDS library
through its family history centers. The information below is
generally known about the family, comes from Baron Von Alten's
chart of the genealogy of the Peter I branch of the Dehaven
family published in 1894 and up to date on many lines at that
time, Martha WRight's book on the Dehavens, and relatives.
Don Shockley and Joe Patterson have a set of good and informative
biographical and genealogical documents on early Dehavens
including Samuel II's line at the USGENWEB archives under
Pennsylvania: Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, biography.
Montgomery Co PA biography
Philadelphia Co PA biography
Evert Inderhoffin or Indehoeven married Elizabeth Schippbower in
Muelheim, Germany. In 1680's or 1690's they were among the initial
settlers of Germantown, in what is now Philadelphia.
Children of Evert Indehoeven and Elizabeth Schippower (from
Wright and Baron Von Alt chart)
I Wilhelm b ___ bapt Mulheim ll/29/1680 d in infancy
II Gerhard alias Garret bapt Mulheim l2/5/1681. d 2/1747 buried
Mannon Ch Chippack Will, City Hall, Philadelphia, m Maria
or Anna Marie Selle. Lived Perkomien/ Skippack TWP,
drowned when his ship sank. Had two children.
III Herman, alias Harmond b Mulheim d 4/1752 will, ciity Hall,
Philadelphia, m Anita OpdenGraef, a wealthy family.
Ten children (listed in Dehaven Club directory)
V Anna bapt Mulheim l/7/1691. (Gerdruth?) remained in Muelheim
VI Will bapt Mulheim 1694 remained in Mulheim.
IV Peter I bapt Mulheim 3/12/1686/8, d 5/23/1768, Bur Old Blue
Bell Church, will City Hall, Philadelphia, m Sidonia
Levering, b 4/23/1691, d abt 1736
Children of Peter I:
* The three reputed "brothers from France" of family myth.
IV a Edward b___ m Margaret OpdenGraef in
1760 had six children.
c Modlin (Magdalen) b 11/25/1716 d 9/28/1801 m Hance
Supplee Had 14 children; see Dehaven Club directory
d John b 1715 m Maria in 1760 four children m Elizabeth
Potts two children
*e Peter II b 1719 d ll/ll/1815 m Sarah Hughes b 1722
d 9.15.1760 Had one child
m (2) Elizabeth Knight had three children
f Elisabeth m John Yocum (of New Sweden) nine children
see Dehaven Club Directory
*g Samuel I b 3/8/1724 d 2/19/1815 m Susanna Spaulding
of New Sweden b 5/17/1726 d 4/17/1814 children on chart
h Gerhard perhaps m Anna Frey, four children
**j JACOB WHO MADE THE LOANS TO GEORGE WASHINGTON
* Had no children who had any children.
k John d unm
l Abraham d umn
b William I b 1714 d 9/10/1784 m Hannah Cramber (poss
Cramer) 3/31/1739 First Presbyt Ch of Philadelphia.
She b l7l7 in Whitpain, d 6/25/1786. Will, City Hall.
dated 9/5/1784, affirmed 9/21/1784. Both buried at
Boehm's church at Blue BEll, PA (I think he was a Calvin-
istic fringe sort controversial because not properly
ordained) Little known about Hannah Cramer/ Cramber.
An Andreas Kramer naturalized w others 1709, attended
yearly Quaker meeting at Burlington 1692, with both
Quakers and Mennonites. William b Whitpain lived all his
life there on land his father deeded to him 12/10/1742.
He deeded 55 of 105 acres to William, yeoman, and the rest
to Edward. William already owned land adjoining.
This became Rieff Farm.
b1 Margareth b 1739 m Conrad Klein
b2 Peter III b l/31/1741 d 1820 m Abigail West
died Frederick Co Va, Dehaven Club members named
Dehaven from W Va are of this line (and not those around
Grant and Mineral Counties)
b3 Sarah b 9/26/1743
b4 Andrew b 2/19/1745 d 1788 bur Norristown
Dorothy Bertine of this line
b6 Jesse b 1748 m ___ had atleast three children
b7 Abraham b 1750 d 7/1829 m Ann ____ six children
b8 Joes (John) d in infancy
b9 Hannah didn't marry, lived in family home.
b5 Samuel II b 1752/4, 1746/7 Julian Calendar
d 1821 m abt 1771 CAtherine Ramey. That is a real name,
French. Var. Remy. Nothing known about her. D 1821,
Horsham TWP, Montgomery County,
where he bought a plantation in 1774.
Until then he lived with his father and brothers in
Whitpain, Montgomery Co, and had a tannery. He also owned 58 acres in Whitpain in 1798. He and his son
Jesse jointly owned Jesse's farm in London Britain,
which was purchased from Samuel's Wright son-in-law.
Children of Samuel II:
David b 1772/3?? m SArah Gordon, children.
Prob rented a Stone house with 58 acres from Henry
Greenwalt 1798 Whitpain next to Mathias Wentz
children Samuel b 1814, m Martha Taylor, Joel, b 1817
Catherine lived Avon NY Sarah b 1820 m ___Hall
Elizabeth Tasie Jane
Jesse b 9/10/1773 d 1/ll/1835 m Magdalene Mary Pluck
b 6/10/1774 d 9/4/1838 Germany Lived London Britain
TWP Chester Co on farm he owned in partnership w his
father, b at New London Presby Ch,
Catherine b 5/22/1794 d apptly 5/22 or 23/1882 age 90.
buried at London Tract Church in London Britain
from Chester Co Historical Society news clippings.
m James Kennedy, b 7/20/1785 d 3/6/1860 cem record
buried London tract Church
seven children. I am working on who they are.
(News clippings from Chester Co Historical Society)
THey apparently lived in southern London Britain
in the part that is now Franklin near Maryland
border, and attended Old School Baptist Church in
Mill Creek Hundred (over the Delaware border in
Newark), where Catherine was a prominent member.
Both this church and the London Tract Church were
Welsh and Primitive Baptist
Seven children. I am working on who they were.
l. Jesse Osborne Kennedy b 4/6/1921 Franklin.
d 6/5/1906 at home of his dau Lena Priest in
West Chester, age 85. Buried Goshen Friends'
Burial Ground in Goshenville.
m Ida/ Rebecca Richardson of New Garden who was 40
in 1860 census when her husband was 29, and died
l8 years before her husband. Jessie had no
religious affiliation, stalwart Republican, lived
Philadelphia, Oxford (Chester Co), Carlyle Ill,
West Chester. 1860 Census put him in East
Nottingham. SEven children. From Bonnie Bunce
a. Lydia A. Kennedy age 16 in 1860 census
b. Ida Richardson Kennedy m Charles Leonard Cole
Bonnie Bunce's web page She was 9 in 1860
census, and 25 in 1880 Census, when she lived in
New Hampton, Belknap Co New Hampshire with her
c. Lena A. Kennedy m "Conductor" Wellington Priest
on 12/9/1869, Chester Co Hist Soc news abstract
Bonnie cites a computer printout of prob same
news clipping she was "of Philadelphia", and
"formerly of Chester Co". She lived in West
Chester when her father died!
d. Matilda 15 in 1860 census m Wm H Casho b 1833?
of Newark DE on l/26/1867, Chester Co Hist Soc
Abstract, "of Chester Co", Bonnie's computer
printout has her of West Chester.
e. George, 13 in 1860 census.
f. Anna ll in 1860 census
g. Ella 3 in 1860 census
Jesse O Kennedy's obituary lists "Mrs. Kenfield",
not living, George Kennedy in St Louis MO, Anna
m ___ DuBree and living in Philadelphia, Mrs. Cole
not living, Mrs. Dr. McGaffigan of St. Louis MO.
A note on his birthday party in April has some of
his children came from Philadelphia bringing
among others gt grand daughter Irene Stamper.
2. Matilda Dehaven (Isaac Chambers Bible record in
Virdin or D.A.R. of Delaware, book on Delawar
Bible Records, vol. 3, Bonnie Bunce)
b 2/13/1815 d 5/25/1891 m Isaac Newton Chambers b 7/11/1809 d 11/27/1879 son of Isaac Chambers
of White Clay Creek Chambers Quaker family and
Lydia Beeson. b 4/25/1838 d 11/27/1879
Isaac was my cousin a half dozen
times via the Miller, Thompson and Chambers
clan of New Garden, Chester County and Newark
Delaware. Lydia Beeson prob sister of Beeson who
married Lewis Thompson.
THeir children all b in or near
Newark DE according to their granddaughter who
lived there when DAR collected the Bible record
a. Lydia Maria Chambers b 3/24/1836
d 2/22/1849 b Quaker
Grave Yard, Stricklersville (London Britain)
PA (THat means they went to meeting with my
direct Thompson ancestors)
b. Isaac Newton Chambers b 4/25/1838
c. Louisa Jane Chambers b 8/27/1840
d. Margaret Matilda Chambers b 2/18/___
e. James Marshall Chambers b 2/13/1848 d St
Louis, MO 5/11/1914
f. Anna Maria Chambers b 2/7/1850 d 10/13/1919
buried Head of Christiana Cemetery, Newark DE
m John Crosby Worth l/28/1873 only l child
Ola Louise Worth b ll/7/1880 m John Pearce Cann
on 3/26/1908 owned the Bible. There until l974?
g. Georce C. Chambers b 2/4/1853
h. Ella S Chambers b 3/17/1855
i. Laura L Chambers b 1/4/1855
***** David - James Kennedy left l/4 of the amount he
left to Matilda to his grandon David her son.
****** THat means I really want to hear from any relatives
I have who are descended from this couple!
3. Mary m Robert Burns
Her children incl:
Mary Emma Burns m Joseph Bomann
Their children incl
Mary Bomann m James Smith g.son Wm Smith and
Mary Dehaven dau of Jesse.
4. Elisa Jane - her father gave her $100 to keep
her from challenging the will.
5. William Henry Kennedy d 6/25/1905 at home of
son-in-law Charles Davis near Appleton, Cecil
Co. b near Strickersville, Chester Co (London
Britain TWP) 6/24/1831. m abt 3/25/1852 (est
from 50th wedding anniversary celebration)
Mary E Pickering Lived "almost" entire life
"in vicinity of his recent home" between
Kembleville and Strickerville in Franklin TWP
buried Rosebank Cem
Elmer Kennedy of Marshalton DE in l905
Mrs. Charles Davis of Appleton in l905
Miss Minnie Kennedy in l905
In l886 he held a "family reunion" doesn't say
of what family, Harry G Smith, and James A Conner
of West Chester present, total about 40, some in
that neighborhood, others in Wilmington and
*James Kennedy also willed $50 to grandson
John Harper. Doesn't say who was his mother.
James Kennedy divided his property "among his
four children" which does not count Elisa Jane.
Joseph b 11/10/1795 d in Baltimore m Sarah
Bostie b Germany children Mary, Phoebe Ann m
George Fillmore Brown in Md (SEE BELOW), Samuel,
Jesse, Sarah, Margaret, Jacob. Three died as
Phoebe b 3/14/1797 m 6/14/1814 Solomon Brogan
b 1/j3/1787 d 10/8/1838 in London Britain TWP
by her father, Jesse. (:from bible owned by Miss
Annie Brogan of Alloway, NJ, l925)
See children of Phoebe Dehaven
and Solomon Brogan
Samuel b 2/28/1799 m Margaret McCarty ch Mary
m William Falls Peter b 1817 m Emily____
Jacob b 1/3/1801 d 1866 b. 3-4-1800 - d. 9-5-1866 (gravestone)
m Hannah McDonnell b. 8-30-1805 - d. 3-22-1868 (gravestone)
1850 census - hotel keeper, age 50, m Hannah, age 47,
New Castle Co, DE. Buried White Creek Hundred, Presbyterian
Cemetery. 1860 census - he appears to have moved to
Philadelphia. Not proven this is same person. M Hannal L,
57. Hotel keeper, 10,000, 1,000. 1859 CD he kept a hotel
and lived at 715 Market St, 1861 CD he kept a hotel and
lived at NE Broad and Washington. Info from Joy (Firman?),
Joe Patterson, Frank Dehaven
Charles Wesley, d unm
Caroline Elizabeth b 1828 d 1909 m Benj Hartmann, / Benjamin
Herdman. b 1821 d 1907
Son Charles M. Herdman d 5/7/1933 death certificate
confirms his parents were Benjamin Herdman and
Caroline Dehaven. Benjamin was a hotel keeper in the
Newcastle, DE area in his early years.
Descendant Joy was tracing
an ancestor, Jacobus Du Haven, who was a merchant
involved in shipping, possibly French (thus Dehaven
changed to Du Haven?) loaned money to Washington to
support the Revolution and that the money had
never been repaid. Her mother and a sister were
Herdmans. She mentions a large Jacob Dehaven monument
in a cemetery.
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Dehaven b. 10-18-1831 d. 6-17-1859
(parents grave monument, White Clay Creek Presbyterian
Frank Dehaven thinks he m Ann Elizabeth Cox in 1855,
had Andrew J. 1859, Edward C. 1857
Louisa m Henry Hurley,
Davis Whitley m Mary Martin,
Emma Julia m E A Marshall,
Maggie Lavinia m Allison Naylor
Mary b 5/14/1803 m William Smith of London
Britain and White Clay Creek,
See my main genealogy
for descendants of my great-great grandparents.
Jesse b 10/10/1805 m Minta Gamble children
William, John Ann and David
Sarah Ann b 6/21/1817 d Sept 11, 1870.
m Dec 11, 1836, James Makey, Mackey
b Jul 4, 1814 d Dec 11, 1836. He was son of
Robert Mackey and Jane Kimble. Robert was a
farmer and an innkeeper and ran the Fox Chase
Tavern in Kimblesville PA. (Gee, I wonder how
these two met. Kimblesville a few miles from
Jesse Dehaven's tavern in London Britain township)
Robert ws son of David Mackey and Agens Curry.
Attended New London Presby Ch. DAvid was son of John
Mackey and Rachel Elder. John was son of
Robert Mackey and Mary Moore (1st wife).
The Mackey's were a large Scotch Irish family
descended from one of three brotheres from
Ireland to Philadelphia, early l8th century.
One of the brothers settled in New London,
next to London Britain. l852 Franklin carved
from eastern part New London. Several Mackey's
on London Britain and White Clay Creek map,
a number at New London Presbyt Ch Cemetery.
Ella Letitia Mackey bapt Oct 6, 1856
Sarah Anne Mackey
A James Mackey is found in 1880 census , carriage
maker, White Clay Creek; aged 42, b 1838.
M Sarah E. Lived in Mechanicsville. b DE.
Sarah b NJ like both her parents.
Herbert B. age 14
Joseph H age 12
J Howard age 10
William B 5
John W 4
There was also a William B Mackey age 45,
wagon maker. m to Mary L age 36,
had Arthur M age 17 and Clara age 14.
****More children of Samuel II
Abraham b 5/5/1774 d 8/8/1853 m Mary Sperry b 10/5/
1787 d 2/16/1861 a son William. JOhn Sperry bought
"the Dehaven farm" w a "nice log cabin" a set of
fine pink china and some very fine furniture belonged
to Dehaven family.
children; William b 1/27/1816 d 1891 single, Mary b
6/6/1818 d 11/8/1891 unm, Marah (Hannah) b 10.19./1822
d 10.17/1883 m Isaac Pontzler, no children
Tacy or Nancy b 1776? m Joseph Phipps no other info
Elizabeth b 1786 m 8.9/1902 Jonathan Livesey,
Neshaminy Presby Ch She from New Wales, Gwynedd TWP,
he from Abinggton No children known.
Mary b 1786? m (1) Isaac Fetzer (2) Isaac Mitchener
b 3/31/1781 d 11/5/1859 children of (1) named in (2)'s
will no other information.
Ann (Nancy) b 12/2/1788 Horsham TWP d 2/5/1865
Pleasantville at homeof son William m Jacob WRight,
1814, s of Jacob and Jane Roney Wrright, Horsham.
He b 12/28/1779 d 5/17/1854. Buried Pleasantville
Reformed burial ground. Jacob a pious, strongwilled
man, temperate, well educated wrote a good hand.
Substantial farmer w a stone house. Got 62+ acres from
his father incl their house.
Samuel Dehaven Wright b ll/8/1814 Prospectville
Horseham TWP d 3/8/1895 bu Rose HIll Cem Upper Dublin
Lutheran Church, Ambler PA m Martha Taylor b 12/2/
1822 d 10.19./1908 dau of Jonathan Taylor, Quaker
and Margaret Sterigere, Lutheran. Samuel raised
Presbyterian but attended Reformed w his wife
(both strict Calvinistic sects) and then Methodist
John R Wright b 1847 d 1928 bu Rose Hill Cem
m Ellen Milligan and Clara Lee Connett Preached
53 yrs, BD from Drews Theological Seminary Annville
PA, honorary DD New York Univ l903, a Circuit
Riding Methodist Preacher in Kansas, for l2 yrs
presiding Elder of New Jersey Methodist Conference.
Jacob TAylor Wright b 1849 d 1929 m Margaret
Bryan and Juliet Wasson. Ordained Methodist
preacher, moved to Seattle, owned several propties
died Seattle, bu Rose Hill Cem Ambler PA w his
Anna Eliza Wright b 1852 d 1875 m John Kulp b
Meeting Sq M.E. Ch. lived North Wales, Gwynnedd
*** Mary Wright b 1854 Prospectville d l930 Newark
NJ bu NJ m William Osborn at Mendham NJ m (2)
Amos Chamberlain lived Netong NJ no children
BEnjamin Franklin Wright b 1857 d 1923 m 1881
Miriam Larzalere of Buck Co lived on Wright
homestead until 1916 at Ambler
John R, Walter, Martha Wright m Clarance Gaetrell,
Nicholas, Miriam, Frank Russell and Edith.
Howard A Wright b 1861 d 1933 San Francisco
m Hannah, lived Phila and San Francisco
Joseph Wright b 9/14/1818 d 9/17/1892 b Horsham d
Spencervillle Ohio m 1855 Philadelphia SArah Callghan
b 3/29/1827 Ireland her father ardent Presbyterian
in Ireland. Cattle and stockman.
Children: Amanda m Charles Lewis, Anderson m Mildred
Carroll, Alice m Jonathan Wharton, John m Dora Barber
DAvid Wright b 3/8/1921 Prospepctville d 9/7/1900
VanWert Co Ohio m l/24/1850 in PA Hannah Knipe b
l/10/1829 d 10/16/1896 bu Wright Cem Spencerville
Ohio in Cattle business. Public spirited, worked on
highway and community projects.
children: Wilson Price m MaryMark and Racahel Burnet,
Annie, Boynston m Josephine Crider, and Joseph
Jane Wright b 2/14/1824 Prospectville d 5/5/1883
Montgomeryville pA bu HIlltown REf Ch Bucks Co
Family plot and monument. m Henry Neville, b 12/20/
1818, d 7/15/1873. children: Anna b 1856 d 1876,
Mary b 1858 d 1877.
William Wright b 6/15/1826 Prospectville b 4/5/1895
Lansdale PA m 1854 /catgerube Gatcicj b 6.1.1831 d
2/24/1921 children SHannah m Henry Funk, Hester,
Mary Wright b 1830 d 4/28/1911 m Oliver Kulp
d l/28/1899 age 75 children Jane m ___ROberts,
Emma m ___Fesmire, Lottie m ___Asure, Effie m ___Craft
Children of Phoebe Dehaven and Solomon Brogan
Mary Magdalena Brogan b 1816 m ___ Sink
Samuel DeHaven Brogan b 9/30/1818 d 5/7/1899
m abt 1841-3 Rebecca Jane String.
Angelica Rodney (Annie) b 1843 d 1932
Samuel S. b 4/19/1845 d 10/30/1848
Rebecca Jane (Jennie)b 1848 d 1930
Mary Louisa b 3/10/1854 d 3/14/1949 m abt 1876 William
Edna R b 7/1878
Eliza King Pigott b 4/29/1885 m George Calver King
b 12/18/1879 d 5/25/1949
Ada L. b 1860
Edna S. b 1865
This comes from a descendant. It looks as
though following children of William could have
actually been Samuel's.
William Brogan b 11/4/1821 d 5/17/1894
daug Annie, Jennie, Edna lived Alloway NJ 1925
Solomon Brogan b 3/13/1825
Wesley Brogan b 9/11/1827
Edward T Brogan b 6/6/1829 d 12/9/1864 d Civil War?
Phebe Ann Brogan b 9/26/1832 d 1/28/1833
James Henry Asque Brogan b 1/151/1834 d 1/12/1863
m 7/24/1853 Rachel Shaw Dukes Garretson, Tuckahoe NJ
b 4/18/1832 d 7/31/1933 age 101+ Cecilton Md bu
Brandywine Cem w James H.A. Brogan m twice after his
death, no children.
Melisa m J Updyke and J Neville
Mary Rachel Worth b 1860 Wilmington DE m 2/24/1879 Robert
Anderson b 1840 d 1907
James Henry Brogan Jr b 1863 d 1868
Emma b 8/18/1837 m ___Kirk
Descendants of Joseph Dehaven and Sarah Bostie
Their children included Mary, Samuel, Jesse d 1864, Phoebe Ann,
Sarah, Margaret, and Jacob. Three of these died in
Phoebe Anne DeHaven b 3/25/1828 d Scranton or Stranton, near
Harrisburg, PA, where she lived w her daughter, at age 93,
buried at Harrisburg. She married George Fillmore Brown Sr
b 8/31/1825 d 3/1871 buried Harrisburg. Phoebe's parents
were obtained by a Brown family member from her death
Children of George Fillmore Brown Sr and Phoebe Anne DeHaven:
(from several members of Brown family)
Alice Ann b 9/19/1851
Sarah B b 1851
Mary J b 9/1? l855
George Fillmore Brown Jr b_____
Margaret C b 4/14/1860
Samuel b 1861
Edna B Brown b 10/31/1864
Lear? b 5/1/1867
George Fillmore Brown Jr b5/2/1858 in prob Somerson Rom or something
Springs, MD, but one version has him b in Terryhaute IN,
lived in MD at age 5 and saw the Civil War. Went to Terry
haute IN for a while, where some of his children were born,
then to Grant County, W Va. d 6/3/1933 lived early in
Harrisburg PA (I have more versions of where these people
lived when. Other places near Harrisburg may be Suttonbery or
Sunberry) He married
Anna Lee or C Smith b 1861 d 1916 Both buried in cemetery
behind Brown homestead, where Forrest Brown lives, in W VA.
Tom b Emoryville W VA
m Stella Bosley b 6/15/1891 d 1942 (I have two people m this
--->Melvin Brown, one of my sources
Charlie n ___Burgess or Keller? --->Yvonne Wilson, a source.
No sons, four daughters, lived in Keyser, Mineral Co, W Va.
Wallace C b 1888 d 1853
George Clarence b 8/19/1884 Terryhaute IN
a son named Clarence
Phoebe Ann m Clarence Westfall
Ruth m Claude Westfall
Alice m William Weasenforth "Aunt Beck"
sons incl Penne, Clarence,(Lake), don't know about daughters
Myrrle (sp?) m "Bunk" possibly formal name Walter Weasenforth
They lived at Scherr, Grant Co
Children Lake, Mary, Charles, Gene, 2 others - who may be the
babies that died at birth.
ONe of these is connection to Thelma Weasenforth Lunaas.
George C Brown
b 8/19/1884 Terryhaute Indiana d 1955 m _______?
He m Stella Bosley b 6/15/1891,d 1942?
Russell C (or Vernon) Brown b 1/18?1910 d 4/22/1973
m Anna Lee Huylman, an Indian
parents of Forrest Brown and Barbara Coakley
Ralph Edward Brown b 2/2/1911 d 4/17/199l
Claude Orlando b 6/1/1912 d 3/13/1913
Floyd Ernest Brown b 9/8/1916 d 3/5/1955
Violet Pauline b 6/17/1918 d 3/13/1992 m Maynard Tefanball
Goldie Lee b 2/19/1920 d 11/20/1982
Clarence Jr b 1921 d?
Dorothy Maxine b 3/26/1924 d 3/26/1987 m Dempsey Rice d W Va
Milford Samuel b 1926 still living
Margaret Jean b 1928 still living m "Junior" Tarbon, Glen Beney
last updated 6/8/98
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