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Males…..…to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-8 0, 80-90, 90-100

Females… 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70 -80, 80-90, 90-100

Page 12
Thomas E. Hale 11001 - 00001
GIBSON COUNTY TENNESSEE 1850 CENSUS Civil District N o. 2 ---------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Transcribed by Connie Ardrey Pages 136B-146A
House Value of Birth
Nbr. Names of Household Age Sex Color Profession Real Estate Locati on
224 Thomas O. HAILE 37 M Farmer 4000 NC
Jane HAILE 37 F NC
Nathaniel HAILE 16 M Farmer TN
Elizabeth HAILE 8 F TN
Greene HAILE 6 M TN
William HAILE 3 M TN
George HAILE 7 M TN
Alfred KIRKMAN 32 M Laborer NC
Wm. JONES 21 M Laborer TN

Gibson County, Tennessee
District 1 Ima ge 1
30 August 1850
Slave Owner Number Age Sex Color Dist Pg Trans criber Comments
Hale, Thomas E. 1 39 M B 2 5
2 18 F M 2 5
3 14 M B 2 5
4 1 F B 2 5
From Gibson County, Tennessee 1850 Slave Schedules District N o. 1 - 10

page 209b

199.HALE/HALL? Mrs Jane 48 F W 16O OO 16000 NC
Nathaniel 22 M W FARM ER 1500pp NC
Elizabeth 18 F NC
Green 16 M W STUDE NT NC
page 210a

William 13 M TN
Mary 8 F TN
Sallie 6 F TN
Gibson County, Tennessee
1860 Slave Schedule August 1860 Page 429
District 1 W. R. Cox

Slave Owner # Age Sex ColoFugitiHousesDistriPage C omments
Hale, Mrs. J. [Jane] 1 55 M B 2 438
2 29 F M 2 438
3 24 M B 2 438
4 14 M M 2 438
5 12 F B 2 438
6 11 F B 2 438
7 9 M B 2 438
8 7 F B 2 438
9 5 F B 2 438
10 4 F B 2 438
11 3 M B 2 438
123 months M B 2 2 438 age list ed as 1/4
From GIBSON COUNTY TN - CENSUS - 1860 Slave Schedule Districts No. 1 - 10
In the 1870 Census, Jurene is shown as living with children Sallie and Wil lie. If Willie is her son, he would have had to have been conceived very s hortly before Thomas' death it would seem, or else he stayed 16 for the pr eceeding 10 years! Also she would seem to still be well off with 3000 in r ealestate and 1000 in personal property.

Also note that the Carnes now live nearby:

Gibson County TN Federal Census 1870, Civil District No. 2
enumerated 9 July 1870 by W. A. Stilwell pg 224 a
P.O., Humboldt
Value of
House Property Birth
Nbr. Names of Household Age Sex Col Profession Real Pers Location

152 Carnes, John 27 M W Farmer TN
Mary 23 F W Keeps house "
Jno 4 M W At home "
Na??? 2 F W " "
Emma 1 F W " "
France 70 W W " "
Williams, R. 12 M W " "

153 Sullivan, J.C. 35 M W Minister 500 200 TN
Fanny 35 F W Keeps house "
Charles 10 M W At home "
Cassy 8 M W " "
Frank 6 M W " "
Emma 4 F W " "
Harry 2 M W " "
Ingalls , P. 56 F W At home 1000 NH
Carne, J. 22 M W Farm lab TN

154 Hale, W. E. 24 M W Farmer 1500 600 TN
Bette 19 F W Keeps house "
Nora 1 F W At home "

155 Hale,Jurene 57 F W Keeps house3000 1000 TN
Sallie 16 F W At home "
Willie 13 M W " "

[NI0561] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Jacob Leroy Redwine was a Baptist Preacher and moved around all over the c ountry. As he got older, he lived with the children and made chairs and wa lking canes for a living. It is said he would select several slim sapli ng trees and tie the tops over for a period of time, until they had gro wn that way. Then he would cut them down for canes with the handles alrea dy formed. He also introduced himself as Jacob Grapejuice said he never d id sour or ferment like some of his folks. ( taken from Redwine Ancesto rs and Descendants )

[NI0564] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Satira Ann was only sixteen and had to have her fathers written consen t, ( marriage records in Randolph Co., Arkansas ) to marry John C. Phipp s. He was twenty eight years old and they both were of Randolph Co., Arkan sas. Satira Ann was John's third wife. His second wife lived only four mon ths after marriage. John had two sons, Horace and Cortez by his first wif e. Satira Ann and John moved to Oklahoma where they raised their family.

[NI0565] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

Dr. James Turner Redwine established his medical practice in Detroit, Mic h. where he lived until his death.[TurnerHarrisonDesc.FTW]


Dr. James Turner Redwine established his medical practice in Detroit, Mic h. where he lived until his death.

[NI0568] The 1850 Panola County, TX census shows Nancy Emily to be 24 years of ag e, which would make her born abt 1826.

The 1880 Hempstead County, AR census shows: N. E. Weatherspoon age 52, fa rmer, born in TN; J.M. (James Monroe) age 21; M.C. (Mary) age 19; D.A. (Da vid Calvin ?) age 16; J.J. (Joseph Jesse) age 12; S.C. (Sarah C.) age 8, g randdaughter (daugher of John Wm.); F.C. (Frances Emily) age 6, granddaugh ter (daughter of John Wm.). Last two children are listed on census as dau ghters, but they were granddaughters. Nancy Emily was shown to be 52 at t he time of the 1880 census, which would make her d/o/b abt 1828. David Ca lvin & Joseph Jesse were twins according to Hilton Treas.

Buried at Sweet Home Cemetery, Hemptstead County, AR according to Hilton T reas, as told to him by Virgil Stuart, husband of Anna Jane Witherspoo n. No marker.

Above from Bill Witherspoon

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Males…..…to 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-8 0, 80-90, 90-100

Females… 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70 -80, 80-90, 90-100

Page 12
Thomas E. Hale 11001 - 00001
GIBSON COUNTY TENNESSEE 1850 CENSUS Civil District N o. 2 ============================ ================================================
Transcribed by Connie Ardrey Pages 136B-146A
House Value of Birth
Nbr. Names of Household Age Sex Color Profession Real Estate Locati on
224 Thomas O. HAILE 37 M Farmer 4000 NC
Jane HAILE 37 F NC
Nathaniel HAILE 16 M Farmer TN
Elizabeth HAILE 8 F TN
Greene HAILE 6 M TN
William HAILE 3 M TN
George HAILE 7 M TN
Alfred KIRKMAN 32 M Laborer NC
Wm. JONES 21 M Laborer TN
From Mattie D. Carne bible:

Births of Mother's Mother's Family:
Thomas Edward Hale was born Oct 27th, 1812
Jurene Smith Hale was born Feb. 19th, 1819
James W. Hale was born Aug. 16th 1824
Nathaniel M. Hale was born June 29, 1828
Green Lewis Hale was born July 29th
George Thomas Hale was born April 9th 1849
Mary Caroline Hale was born April 17th 1852
Sallie Ann Hale was born Feb. 11th 1854 Gibson County
Martha Elizabeth Hale was born Sep 2nd 1841
William Elijah Hale was born

Hale Record:
Thomas Hale & Jurene Smith was married July 12th 1832
James W. Hale & Molly McCrory was married Dec 19th 1863
Nathaniel M. Hale and Martha C. Robbertson was married Feb 1st 1860
William E. Hale & Elizabeth Waddell was married Dec. 4th 1866
Mollie Hale and Kale Witt was married
Sallie Ann Hale and J. D. Carne was married Jan 13, 1876
William Fly and Elizabeth Hale was married

Thomas E. Hale Died (grandpa) March 12th, 1855
Green L. Hale died, was killed in S.W. Nov. 7th, 1861
Cora Lee Hale died Dec 20th 1864
James W. Hale died April 20, 1865
George Thomas Hale died June 4th 1859
Mrs. Thomas Hale died
Elizabeth Hale Fly died
Nathaniel M. Hale died
William Elijah Hale died
Sallie Ann Hale Carne died March 7, 1888
Email correspondence from Richard A. Holt to J.W. Harrison 15 Nov 2002:

When Thomas E. Hale died in 1855, he was apparently back in Halifax Co ., NC on family business, as his will was brought back from NC by witness es so that it could be proven in court.

Thomas E. Hale moved to Gibson Co., TN prior to 1840, along with his mothe r, siblings and half-siblings. His father, James H. Hail, died in Halif ax Co., NC and his mother married a Nathaniel Shelton. Nat Shelton must h ave died there also, as she and Thomas E. moved to Gibson Co., TN pri or to 1840. She is buried at Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery in Gibson Co ., TN where Jurene Smith Hale and several of their children are burie d. I have transcribed several court documents that you will find interest ing and will get them to you. I also have family pictures you will be int erested in, including daugerotypes of Jurene Smith Hail and several of h er children.

Thomas E. Hale's brother was John Joseph J. Hale, who moved from Gibson Co ., TN to Arkansas
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1997


(Page 79)


May 24, 1855
Resolutions for Respect for THOMAS E. HALE who died March 12, 1855; by Shi loh Lodge, #202, Masons, dated April 14, 1855.

[NI0573] 1870 Federal Census District 18 Page 273 Dresden P. O. - W. J. Reavi s, Asst. Marshall - July 4th

273 99 100 BAILEY B. G. 58 M W FARMER R1700 P400 VA V
273 99 100 BAILEY RUFUSS A 16 M W TN
273 99 100 BAILEY GEORGE P 12 M W TN NW
273 99 100 BAILEY ROBERT W 10 M W TN NR NW

[NI0581] From Harry Veatch website:
deat: 28 JUN 1861
plac: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennesee
Description: hanging by the neck for murder.
May have been self defense.
Source: Memphis Daily Appeal April 27, 1861: "The Death Penalty. --- At t he Supreme Court at Jackson, the sentence of death pronounced upon the fol lowing prisoners, who had appealed to that court, was confirmed: Mose s, a slave, for killing an Italian organ grinder, and Issac, a slave for k illing an overseer in Nonconnah bottoms, is to be hung on Friday, May 31s t. Stover, for murder, to be hung on Friday, June 28.
These will be the first legal executions that ever took place in Memphi s, Dunham, the policeman, who killed a man in Chelsea, goes to the peniten tiary for ten years."

Source: Memphis Avalanche June 28, 1861: "The Execution To-Day. ---- Stove r, convicted at the last term of the Criminal Court on a charge of murde r, will be executed to-day. The place selected for the solemn scen e, in a point of land just above Wolf river. The execution will take pla ce between the hours of twelve and four o'clock. The condemned appears res igned to his fate, but has as yet experienced no religious faith. He prote sts his innocence of the crime. In company with his wife, he yesterday vis ited a dauerrean gallery for the purpose of having his likeness taken."

Source Memphis Daily Appeal June 28, 1861: "The Condemned. --- This is t he day appointed for the execution of Levy Stover for the murder of Stearn s. Last evening no reply had been received to the application to Govern or Harris to commute the punishment to imprisonment in the penitentiary; t hat application had 218 names signed to it. We had an interview with Stov er last evening. He was in a cell alone. He informed us that he was for ty five years of age. His hair is gray, and his face pale from between fo ur and five years of confinement. He stands six feet high, and has counten ance indicative of more than ordinary intelligence, and of decision and gr eat firmness and energy. He stated that he was born in Clark county, India na; he lived nine years in Middle Tennessee, then in Louisiana, Mississip pi and Arkansas. He was twice in Mexico under Gens. Taylor and Butler, a nd is drawing a pension for his services in that war. He has four childr en living. He said it was hard that a man who had served his country shou ld be put to death; that at the trial people swore lies; that if the testi mony had be true four or five years in the penitentiary for manslaughter w ould have been the extent of his punishment. He said the man (Sterns) ca me to his house and swore he would kill him when he was sick in bed; th at he took him into his house and had his wound attended to, then cross ed the river and brought Dr. Davis to his assistance. He thought it very s ingular that so many had cases of murder should be allowed to pass in Memp his without extreme punishment and now they should pick on him. He mention ed the cases of Bolton, Skinner, Wells, and others, and remarked: 'But I w as sort of stranger, and besides, when a man has money, he can do as he pl eases. If he be poor, he stands no chance.' He desired us to tell the peop le to keep out of difficulties, and to find some other way of doing than t aking matters in their own hads. That was no way to do. We observed that m an made nothing by neglecting the counsels of Christ in such matters, a nd that the old-fashioned Christian plan of forbearance was best; to whi ch he heartily assented, saying: 'That is so.' he remarked that men mig ht kill the body, but they could not kill the soul. He said he would mu ch have liked to know what his fate was to be --- the suspense was worse t han to know at once that he must die. He informed us that he had been to h ave his portrait taken for his wife, and the artist had done it well, a nd would charge him nothing for it. Also, that his wife had spent sever al nights with him, and that his imprisonment seemed as long as life tim e. In con??????? he spoke with cheerfulness, laughing and then he spo ke of anything droll. There was no sign of fear about him. He conversed wi th, ???????? man before we called, and desired the ???????? man to see th at the surgeons did ?????????? his body to cut up. In conversation ??????? /, he showed some anxiety lest ?????????? at Nashville, should not arri ve in the telegraph wire, he paid, might he ?????????. He seemed reliev ed when ????? ????? the execution would not take place until One o'clock t rain came in, if no telegram ????????. " Note: this article was copied fr om an old newspaper that had seriously aged. The ?????? 's are places wi th missing or unreadable words.

Source: The Daily Avalanche June 29, 1861: "The Execution Yesterday --- -- Levy Stover Hung for the Murder of Aaron B. Stearns -- Affectine Partic ulars. --- Levy Stover, convicted of the murder of Aaron B. Stearns, commi ted on President's Island, near this city, suffered the extreme penal ty of the law yesterday. The circumstances connected with the killing of S tearns are said to be of the most aggravating character. Stover, howeve r, insisted to the last that he killed him in self-denfense. In conversati on with us yesterday he stated that Stearns came to his house to sett le an account; that he (Stover) tunred from him to get it, when he was kno cked down; his wife endeavoring to assist him, was felled to the ear th by a son of Stearns, who was present; that he managed to regain his fe et and stabbed Stearns. he regretted having done so, and went for a physic ian. While he was absent, Stearns was removed to a neighboring house, whe re he lay nearly four weeks and died from the effects of his wounds. Stov er was arrested, and after several trials was finally convicted of murde r. For nearly five years he had been in prison, and his head had become pr ematurely gray. This was Stover's version of the matter. We did not hear t he testimony, but are of the opinion that, judging from the statements ma de by those who did, the sentence was a just one."
"The fact that a white man had never before been hung in this section, t he case of Stover excited considerable attention. A petition, numerously s igned, had been dispatched to the Governor, craving a commutation of the s entence. The hope of receiving a pardon from the Chief of Executive of t he State, existed in the bosom of the condemned until the last momen t. In order to give him every chance a deputy sheriff was stationed in to wn to bring to the gallows any communication that might arrive by mail. No ne came, and when the officer appeared within the circle that surrounded t he gallows all hope departed from the breast of the prisoner." The last ho urs of the prisoner were passed in composure. He dreaded the suspense occa ioned by the non-arrival of any communication from the Governor, and sa id that he would rather know the worst than to be so situated. Rev. Mr. Wa tson and Mr. J.E. Morriman visited him often in his cell. We don not kn ow that he ever expressed any religious feeling. He was a worldly man, une ducated, and had led a varied life, afar from the temples whereing Christi ans offer up their devotions to the Savior of mankind. He was strong-mind ed and firm, and his feeling seemed to be that if he acknowledged the grac iousness of God in the hour of his greatest peni, people would think it co wardice. In conversation with others than his spiritual advisers, he refra ined from conversation upon other than worldly topics. He talked with a ll who visited him, and laughed at any thing that suited his fancy upon t he topics of the day, and was seemingly unconcerned."
"Yesterday morning a large number of people visited him in his cell. H is wife and little son, about strong tems, and declared that his son shou ld retain his name. The little fellow is an interesting child, and we unde rstand will be properly cared for by some benevelent citizens"
"A little after twelve, the Bluff City Guards, Capt. Jackson, march ed to the jail. Stover was shortly after brought out, clothed in his shrou d, and was placed in a furniture wagon, in which was his coffin. His wi fe had a seat in the same wagon. The little son of an unhappy couple, foll owed teh procession in a carriage. A large concourse of people, who assemb led about the jail, joined the throng in carriages and on foot. Many whom en and children were in the carriages, which occupied the whole street f or a distance of half a mile. The pace was slow, but the place selected f or the execution was reached in a short time --- how short, indeed, mu st it have seemed for the condemned."
"Stover, accompanied by this wife ascended the gallows with a firm ste p. For some time he was engaged in conversation with Rev. Mr. Watson, a nd not until the deputy-sheriff arrived with the intelligence that nothi ng had been received from Nashville, did preparations commence for the exe cution. Mr. Watson made a few remarks to the assembled multitude, and conc luded by stating that Stover would speak."
"He advanced to the front with a steady step, and eyeing the vast assemb lage for a moment, said: 'You have all come here to see me hang. I am poo r, but will endeavor to die like a man. I served two terms in Mexico wi th Frank Cheatham, and he will tell you I never flinched. I want you a ll to be good boys. The little ones, I hope will all behave themselves, a nd mind their fathers and mothers. You soldiers, I hope, will serve your c ountry bravely and faithfully. I wish I could go along with you. I d ie an innocent man; and I call upon God to witness that I speak the trut h. A great many lies were sworn about me on my trial. I see a good many th ere that I know. I hope you will look after my wife and little bo y. He is a smart boy, and will make a smart man if he is brought up righ t. I bid you good-by.' "
"As he ceased speaking his wife approached him and sought to embrace hi m. He took her by the hads, and told her not to 'take on'; that he h ad to die but once, and he might as well do it now. The woman, --- a fit t ype of the unchangable love of her sex- knelt upn the ground in an attitu de of prayer, her stifled sobs evidencing the unutterableness of her wo e. Several gentlemen then advanced and bid him farewell. he shook their ha nds, calling each other by name, maintaining the utmost coolness. At la st his little son climbed the steps of the gallows, sobbing as if his hea rt would break. 'Kiss me my boy!' cried the condemned parent; and as th is act of final affection was performed, tears gushed from the eyes of eve ry beholder. Cheeks bronzed and hardened by age felt the warm tears coursi ng their way upon them for the first time in years. Women sobbed, and chil dren were convulsed with pity. Not an eye was dry while this heart-renderi ng spectacle was being enacted. The prisoner alone remained seemingly unmo ved. Not a muscle of his countenance betrayed the tumultous emotions th at agitated his breast."

"The affecting scene ended by the removal ofthe little boy. Rev. Mr. Wats on said he would invite those present to unite in singing a hymn, select ed by the condemned. It was the familar one beginning with the line, 'Ala s! and did my Saviour bleed!' and was sung by nearly all present -- the pr isoner's voice being plainly distinguishable. An eloquent and furvent pray er was delivered by Mr. Watson, when the preparations to end the tragedy w ere made. The wife was kneeling in front of the gallows, her back trun ed to her husband, when the drop fell and Stover was launched into eternit y. A more audible sob be tokened that sher had heard the fall, when her so n, busting through the line of soldiers that surrounded the place, threw h imself screaming into her arms. The sight was too much. We hastened from t he accursed spot, in company withe the horror stricken crowd, and trust th at it may never be our fate to witness such another scene."
"Stover was a fine looking man. He was six feet in height, and spare mad e. He possessed a good mind, and had he received and education would ha ve been no ordinary man. His face, though pale and bloodless from long con finement in prison, was expressive. His forhead was broad and high, and h is eyes had a penetrating look. His mouth was his worst feature. It expres sed derision, but this may have been caused from disappointment and deferr ed hope. He was forty-five years of age, and his hair was nearly gray. H is tall and symmetrical form, however, was unbent. He has paid the last pe nalty of the outraged law, and let us draw a vail over his misdeeds."
"On Thursday Stover remarked that it had been suggested to him that h is son should change his name. He expressed his disapprobation of th is in strong terms, and declared that his son should retain his name. T he little fellow is an interesting child, and we understand will be proper ly cared for by some benevolent citizens."

[NI0586] According to information from Alice Fay (Bailey) Halstead, Hoy Bailey a
all his chidren and their families moved to California in 1942.

Above note from Bailey-Coulter Web site at

5 other living Bailey children are listed on the site

[NI0587] William Harrison relates that his aunt in Jackson, TN told the story of Calvin M. Harrison, father of John Baker Harrison, having either a son or a half-brother, she didn't remember which, who was a doctor and practiced in Cooper, TX. She said that this Calvin had a son named Wilford who worked at B.F. Goodrich in Dallas, TX.

Calvin McCoy Harrison was a doctor who practiced in Cooper where he is buried, and he did have a son named Wilford who was a pharmacist in Highland Park (Dallas) when Calvin McCoy Harrison died. Have gravemarker, death certificate, and obituaries as proof. What is the real relationship of Dr. Calvin McCoy Harrison to Calvin M. Harrison?
Note: The Aunt was Margie Young Harrison who died 20 Jan 2006. She was the widow of Rusell Harrison. Her accuracy in describing Calvin McCoy Harrison and his son's name makes it probably that Calvin McCoy really was the son of Calvin M. Harrison and half brother of John Baker Harrison although it is still unproven.
1880 Federal Census search for C.M. Harrison born 1860 +/- 2 yrs:
Census Place:Harvey, Smith, Kansas
Source:FHL Film 1254397 National Archives Film T9-0397 Page 41 1B
Occ:Keeping HouseFa: ENGMo: ENG
Occ:FarmingFa: ENGMo: ENG
Occ:FarmingFa: ENGMo: ENG

(There are no Calvins, McCoys, or Male C. M. Harrisons in the census bo rn 1860 +/- 2 yrs
LDS Vital Records Index North America
HARRISON, C. M.Marriage
Wife:Mary L. EDWARDS
Marriage Date:9 Feb 1887Recorded in:Fannin, Texas
Source:FHL Number 1293830Dates:1885-1892
1900 Federal Census City of Enid, Garfield Co., OK
#206 Harrison, Calvin M. Head White Male DOB Oct 1860 Age 39 Widower born AR Father Born TN Mother born unknown Occupation Physician Mo. Unemployed 0 Reads/writes English Rents Home

Harrison, Wilford Son White Male DOB Oct 1889 Age 10 Single born TX Father Born AR Mother born LA At School attended 7 years reads/writes English
Edwards, E??? C. Mother-in-Law White Female Dec 1829 70 Widow Mother of 4 children, 1 living born SC Father born SC Mother born SC reads/writes English
Denton, Millie A. Neice white Female DOF Sept 1879 age 20 single born TX Father born TN Mother born Louisiana reads/writes English
1910 Federal Census District 231-Comanche Ward 3-Stephens Co., OK
#235 Harrison, Calvin M. Head Male white 49 Widowed born AR Father born TN Mother born AR English Physician In Practice Works on Own Account Reads/Writes Owned Free of Mortgage House
Harrison, Wilford Son Male White 20 Single born TX Father born AR Mother born LA English Pharmacist W? Working Apr 15 0 Wks unemployed Reads/Writes In School last year

[NI0592] Harry Veatch Web site:
birt: 12 AUG 1811
plac: Virginia,USA 0 Virginia may have been West VA, it is unknown
deat: 08 JUN 1902
plac: Weakley Co. TN 0
Cemetery info suggests that Ben died in 1892!
Leonard Milner states DOD is June 8, 1900
marr: 27 NOV 1834
plac: Wilson Co. TN
Description: by James Foster, J.P. 0
1870 Federal Census District 18 Page 273 Dresden P. O. - W. J. Reavi s, Asst. Marshall - July 4th

273 99 100 BAILEY B. G. 58 M W FARMER R1700 P400 VA V
273 99 100 BAILEY RUFUSS A 16 M W TN
273 99 100 BAILEY GEORGE P 12 M W TN NW
273 99 100 BAILEY ROBERT W 10 M W TN NR NW
1880 Federal Census:
Census Place:Martins Store, Weakley, Tennessee
Source:FHL Film 1255284 National Archives Film T9-1284 Page 14 3B
Benjamin P. BAILEYSelfMMW69VA
Occ:FarmingFa: VAMo: VA
Occ:Keeping HouseFa: TNMo: NC
Occ:Farm LaborFa: VAMo: TN
Occ:Farm LaborFa: TNMo: AR
Occ:Farm LaborFa: TNMo: AR
Occ:At HomeFa: VAMo: TN
Fa: TNMo: TN
From Bailey - Coulter website at igm.cgi?op=GET&db=baileycoulter&id=I14572:

It is believed that Benjamin came to Tennessee about 1829 when he was 18
years old.

[NI0594] Dr. C. J. Witt is a son of C. H. and Elizabeth (Hawn) Witt, who were bo rn in Jefferson County, Tenn., in 1797 and 1799, and died in 1867 and 185 6, respectively. They were married in 1816 and ten children were the frui ts of their marriage. They came to Tennessee in 1832. The father was a Dem ocrat. Their son, C. J. Witt, is one of the leading dentists of Gibson Cou nty. He was born in Carroll County, Tenn., October 12, 1839, and was broug ht to Gibson County when only one year old. His boyhood days were spe nt in hard work on the farm. His father became embarrassed by cotton specu lation and he and his brother worked almost night and day to pay off liabi lities, consequently he received little schooling. At the age of ninete en he could not write nor make a figure. He more than once felt his defici ency in this respect and resolved to obtain an education. For some ti me he worked for thirty cents per day and accumulated enough money to enab le him to enter Bluff Spring College. After completing his education he wo rked at the carpenter's trade for some time, and in 1861 volunteered in Co mpany H, Twelfth Tennessee Infantry, Confederate States Army, and served f aithfully throughout the war. At the battle of Shiloh he was struck in t he breast with a grape-shot, tearing away a part of the left lung. After a bout twelve months' suffering he recovered somewhat and joined the cavalr y, but was given many privileges. He still suffers from the effects of t he wound. In 1864 he married Hassie Black, who was born January 23, 184 0, a graduate of the literary and musical course at Trenton. One child, Ha ssie L. M., was born to them. This wife died, and in 1868 Mr. Witt marri ed Mollie C. Hale, who bore him two children: Mollie V. and Charles C. T he Doctor is a Democrat and served as trustee one term. In 1866 he beg an a course in dentistry, under W. B. Fisher, of Lebanon, Tenn., and compl eted the same under W. B. Spencer, of Jackson, Tenn. He has since practic ed with flattering success, and since 1870 has resided on his farm of 1 00 acres. He and wife and two children are members of the Methodist Church .

W. H. Witt, another son of C. H. and Elizabeth (Hawn) Witt, was born in Je fferson County, Tenn., September 25, 1819. His education was limited, owi ng to the father's straightened circumstances, and be was obliged to assi st on the farm. At the age of nineteen he started out in life as a mechan ic and followed that vocation twenty years. He married Margaret Arnold Ju ly 2, 1845. She was born in Perry County, Tenn., December 25, 1822, and bo re her husband nine children, six of whom are living. She was a memb er of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and died in 1865. Mr. Witt after ward married Mrs. H. M. Nowell in 1866. She was born in Madison County, Te nn., August 18. 1837, and belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church Sout h. Eight children were the results of this union; four survive. Mr. Wi tt is a Democrat, but does not take an active part in politics. He owns 2 62 acres of well improved land and is an esteemed citizen of Gibson County .

[NI0597] John and Sarah Renfro were with the group who left Gibson County, TN cir ca 1848 for AR, and somewhere between Tennessee and Hempstead County, Arka nsas, they died of a fever. Hollow trees were used to make caskets a nd it is not known where they were buried. Their only child was rais ed by John's sister Emily.

[NI0598] From email, Tonia Vineyard Library / Genealogy Asst. Witchita Fall s, TX to William Harrison

Mr. Harris,

I was able to find his obit. I will tell you some of the details of the
obit and if you wan tme to write it all out, just let me know.

Name - Wilford harrison, 88 year old retired pharmacist
Died - Nursin ghome
Born - October 18, 1889
Native - Cooper, Texas
Son of the late Dr. C M Harrison, a physician
Survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Granger of
Wichita Falls.
Buried - Crestview Memorial Park (privately owned and operated)
Photo copy of Obituary from Wichita Falls Times,
Wednesday Evening, July 5, 1978, pg. 6A

Wilford Harrison

Wilford Harrison, 88 year-old retired pharmacist of 2010 Santa Fe, died We dnesday at a city nursing home.

A Wichitan 50 years, Harrison was born Oct. 18, 1889. He was a member of H ighland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas. A native of Cooper, Texa s, he was the son of the late Dr. C. M. Harrison, a physician.

For several years Harrison was in the retail drug business. He was connect ed with a wholesale drug firm eight years and a manufacturer for 25 year s. He was a past president of the Texas Board of Pharmacy and was past pre sident of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

Survivors include a step daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Ruth) Granger of Wichi ta Falls. The family will be at 3311 Miami.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Crestview Memorial Pa rk with Dr. James Palmer, pastor of Floral Heights United Methodist Chur ch officiating. Burial will be under direction of Hampton-Vaughan Funer al Home.

The family suggests memorials be made to a favorite charity.

[NI0602] Note on Veatch website at

|"John G. Smith, Guardian. June 27, 1831 for Eliza Scott, minor heir of|Wi lliam Scott." pp 234-235

[NI0603] According to Leonard Milner, Martha was blinded in childhood. She was
allegedly pushed into the fireplace by her sister, Rebecca, as they
played. An unfortunate accident that was probably forever regretted by
"Mammie". She never married. She went to San Diego, California and
lived her life with her brother, Hoy, and sister-in-law, Cleo. She was
very active in her church and was loved by all. Everyone in the family
called her Auntie. Everyone else, called her "Miss Mattie".

Notes from Bailey-Coulter Website at

[NI0604] Died of Enphasema

[NI0606] David was a twin of Joseph Jessie Witherspoon according to Hilton Tre as as told to him by his mother, Trudie Witherspoon Treas. David died you ng.

[NI0618] Sue Harrison, 67, BRADFORD

Services for Sue Harrison, 67, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hunt Funeral Ho me. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison, a retired florist and homemaker, died Monday at Gibson Gene ral Hospital in Trenton of heart failure.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Wylodean Papson of Seattle, and Mab le Jo Yoakum of Beverly, W.Va.; four sons, Larry Sellers, Randy Harrison a nd Wayne Harrison, all of Bradford, and David Ellis Harrison of Dyer; a nd a brother, Ray Williamson of Milan.

For more information, call the funeral home at (901) 742-2261.

As reported in The Jackson Sun: 11/22/2000

[NI0621] [HarrisonTW.FTW]

James was in the U. S. Navy, his rank was EN 3.

[NI0631] Living in Dyer Nov 2000. (See obituary of his mother)

[NI0647] Joseph & Nancy Emily moved to AR between 1850 and 1855. Frances Elizabeth was born in Hampstead County, AR in March, 1855.

Buried at Sweet Home Cemetery, Hempstead County, AR (according to Hilton Treas as told to him by Virgil Stuart, husband of Anna Jane Witherspoon.) No marker.

REFERENCE: 1850 Fed Census Micro # 432, Roll 913 by G. B. Mayfield

11 57 57 Renfro R. W. 27 M W Farm er TN
12 57 57 Renfro Elizabe th E. 24 F W MO
13 57 57 Renfro Ma ry 5 F W AR

14 58 58 Weatherspoon Joseph 35 M W Farm er TN X
15 58 58 Weatherspoon Emily H. 24 F W TN X
16 58 58 Weatherspoon John 6 M W TN
17 58 58 Weatherspoon Emily 2/ 12 F W TX
18 58 58 Garner Wm. 22 M W Farm er AL
19 58 58 Renfro J. N. 20 M W Farm er TN

All Above from Bill Witherspoon 4/8/2002

[NI0649] From

RENFRO, C. L. --age 53; died 12-5-1945 from heart attack; buried at Nubb in Hill Cem; marker
has Charles Luther
Renfro (NN; 12-13-1945)

[NI0679] Jessie Loraine Kernodle, TRENTON

Services for Jessie Loraine Kernodle, 90, will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at Shelton Funeral Home with burial in Salem Church Cemetery. Mrs. Kernodle, a retired LPN, died Monday, January 6, 2003 at Dyer Nursing Home.

She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren Kernodle and a daughter, Margaret Powell.

Survivors include a son, Don Kernodle of Milan, TN; four daughters, Joann Grear of Trenton, TN, Betty Lester of Dallas, TX; Patsy Pennington of Barlett, TN and Brenda Drane of Cordova, TN; two sisters, Audrey Brown and Sue Richards, both of Dyersburg, TN; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

Visitation will be today between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Shelton Funeral Home 731-855-1621

As reported in The Jackson Sun: 01/07/2003

[NI0681] Listed in "In and Around Rutherford" (

Powell Margaret Kernodle 100


When I die, it is my desire that Arthur Carne close up my business be cause he is personally interested.
The farm will be sold and divided equally between my grandson, Jack C arne, and Arthur, Douglas, and Dee.
Jimmie Carne, my son, having made his interest in the farm, to Arthu r, Douglas and Dee at my death.
If all of my War Insurance has not been paid, when I die, I want my g randson Jack Carne to have it, because his father gave it to me. It is $17 .25 a month.
My little personal property can be sold or divided between my grandso ns Jack and Don Carne.
I want my brother, J. H. Hannah, to have my watch as long as he live s, when he dies; I want Jack Carne to have it.
If there is any money left after my burial expenses are paid, and a m arker put to my grave, exactly like the one at my husbands, I wan the mon ey divided equally between my two grand sons, Jack and Don Carne.

[NI0694] From a letter from Jack Boyd Carne to Marguerite Carne Harrison 20 Aug 197 8:

"Probe, the outfit in Memphis hired to trace our family tree, found out wh at happened to my Uncle Jimmie Carne (not too good), and found his son Do n, the only first cousin that I have on that side fo the family. Don 's in New Jersey, working for GMAC, and sounds, over the phone, like a gre at guy. He has one son, a Naval flyer, as Don was during WW II."
From "With the Colors" ( htm)


Private, 3rd Co. 5th Reg., Marines; born in Trenton, Tenn.; son of Mr. A nd Mrs. J. W. Carne; served A. E. F.; twice gassed?, wounded Nov. 5, 191 8; mustered out July 28, 1919, Camp Miller, N. Y.

[NI0696] I married Jean Carne, John Boyd Carne's daughter. We visited her grandfath er's grave at Trenton and were pleased with the Air Corps monument there ( he died of the flu on his way home from training at Fort Sam Houston duri ng WWI)

Email 13 April 2003 from Wes Carter, Major USAF Ret.

[NI0697] GIBSON COUNTY COURT December 1932.TERM, 192

When I die it is my desire that Arthur Carne; close up my business, becau se he is personally interested.
The firm will be sold and diveded eqaully between my grandson, Jack Carn e, and Arthur, Douglas and Dee.
Jimmie Carne, my son, having made his interest in the farm, to Arthur, Dou glas and Dee at my death.
If all of my War Insurance has not been paid, when I die, I want my grands on Jack Carne to have it, because his father gave it to me. It is $17. 25 a month.
My little personal property can be sold or divided between my grandsons, J ack and Don Carne.
I want my brother, J.H. Hannah, to have my watch as long as he lives, wh en he dies; I want Jack Carne to have it.
If there is any money left after my burial expenses are paid, and a mark er put to my grave, exactly like the one at my husbands, I want the mon ey divided equally between my two grand sons, Jack and Don Carne.

From MCH Notes

[NI0698] Last known address: 1978?

John B. Carne
208 Dogwood Lane
Black Mountain, N. C. 28711
Tel.: 704-669-9532

From Marguerite C. Harrison notes
Email 13 April 2003
Re: John Boyd Carne and John Boyd Carne, Jr

I married Jean Carne, John Boyd Carne's daughter. We visited her grandfath er's grave at Trenton and were pleased with the Air Corps monument there ( he died of the flu on his way home from training at Fort Sam Houston duri ng WWI). Her dad, a major during WWII and after that an electrical engine er and consultant with the Rand Corporation, died in a home electrical acc ident back in the late '80s.

John Boyd Carne's wife Jean Benson Carne died December 18, 2002, missing J ack to the end. She was the most wonderful woman I have ever met. The Carn e's had another daughter, Jeanie Carne Ford in Richmond, WA.


Wes Carter, Major USAF Ret

[NI0699] Email 13 April 2003
Re: John Boyd Carne and John Boyd Carne, Jr

I married Jean Carne, John Boyd Carne's daughter. We visited her grandfath er's grave at Trenton and were pleased with the Air Corps monument there ( he died of the flu on his way home from training at Fort Sam Houston duri ng WWI). Her dad, a major during WWII and after that an electrical engine er and consultant with the Rand Corporation, died in a home electrical acc ident back in the late '80s.

John Boyd Carne's wife Jean Benson Carne died December 18, 2002, missing J ack to the end. She was the most wonderful woman I have ever met. The Carn e's had another daughter, Jeanie Carne Ford in Richmond, WA.


Wes Carter, Major USAF Ret

[NI0767] In her introduction, Dora Zink Kellogg says:

"The name was spelled variously by the emigrants who came from Germany, Au stria & Holland. Zink, Zincke, Znch and Sinks were the common spellings b ut a few more consonants were added to some that I presume were the same n ame.

.......The Zink family is of ancient and distinguished lineage in German y. It is noted for the number and prominence of physicians & surgeons."

[NI0768] Elizabeth Zink was probably married previously, as in her will in Bedfo rd Co., PA, Will book No. 1, page 386, dated jan. 15, 1814, proved F eb 3, 1814, s mentions her six children and her brother Joseph How, maki ng a bequest of a good feather bed to him, also appointing him to convey c ertain lands to the executors. This research was made because the descenda nts of her son Samuel, (who was one of the executors of her estate) gave t he name of Elizabeth as Howe.

A descendant of the son Enoch has pved her line in the Daughters of the Am erican Revolution under this record of Elizabeth Wilson-Zink

Service was found in Vol. 3, Page 663, Pennsylvania Archives. Her Nation al Number is 192774.

[NI0774] From MCH Notes:

The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tenn ., Monday, July 11, 1988

Family revisits Sears catalog house

The old house looked happy. Once again, it was echoing with the noise a nd laughter of the Thomson kids.

Bill peeked into his old room. Rebecca tried out the porch swing, and Ma ry Liz tiptoed up to see if the mantle needed dusting .

For the first time in 54 years, the house Hal and Mary Estelle Thomson ord ered from Sears and Roebuck was filled with Thomsons - the kids who were b orn there, and their kids and grandkids who had never seen it but only hea rd the wonderful story of the house that arrived by boxcar a piece at a ti me .

"I slept in this room!" said William Briggs "Bill" Thomson, now 68 and liv ing in San Carlos, Calif. "I slept in this room with my oldest brother ."

In 1926, with three children and another on the way, Hal and Mary Thoms on solved their space dilemma by mail-ordering a new house from the Sea rs Roebuck Catalogue of Homes . The houses - of which Sears sold only 4 50 during the 29 years they were offered - arrived in numbered piec es to be assembled by their owners on site.

Grandfathers, uncles, hired hands, friends, everybody pitched in to put t he Thomsons' "Sears house" together, where the family lived happily unt il 1934, when they moved to Florida.

The Sears house is still standing stout and handsome at 1691 Christmasvil le Road, now owned by 92-year-old Ruby Rush. Mrs. Rush, who avers it's t he best home she ever had, remembers the stir it caused in Jackson when t he Thomsons' home began arriving by rail a bit at a time . Sunday driver s, she said, would drive past the lot to check on its progress during t he several months it took to put it together.

"I had no idea I'd be living in it someday," said Rush, who invited the wh ole Thomson clan -eight siblings from California to Florida - to come in a nd explore their childhood abode when they gathered in Jackson for a fami ly reunion last week .

The sprawling one-story house has a large attic designed for conversi on to upstairs bedrooms if necessary: a big living room opening into a fro nt parlor through double French doors . The floors are hardwood : the lig ht fixtures and bathroom appliances are all original, and still worki ng . The kitchen is roomy ; it's separated from the formal dining ro om by a butler's pantry that's since been converted to a breakfast no

"But the focus of the house was the large front porch, which covered the w idth of the house," said Louise Lashley, the "baby" of the family . "On i t, babies were rocked, children played by the hour, and adults socializ ed in the cool evening breeze scented with the fragrance of Mama's roses a nd cape jasmine ."

It was an elegant home in its day and is a stately one now . The cost, t he Thomson kids remember, was somewhere between $600 and $800.

The reunion was a tugger at the heartstrings for the eight brothers and si sters, who also visited their father's old store building, went to Riversi de Cemetery where many of their relatives lie sleeping, and marveled at t he transformation of the restored Carnegie Library, a building their moth er held in special esteem.

It was the Sears house, however, that triggered the richest flood of child hood memories for the "kids ." They recognized shade trees they remembere d, closets they'd hidden in and the porch whose lap had sheltered them.

Mary Elizabeth Sorensen, 68, of Kansas City, Mo ., remembered it was her j ob to dust the mantle . Built unusually high off the floor, it required h er to stand on a chair to get at it with the dustrag.

Tiptoeing slightly . she gazed along the length of the mantleshelf. "I c an reach it now," she said .

[NI0785] Obituary:

Services for Charles Earnest Allen, 85, will be at 2 p.m.. Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church in Madison County, with the Revs. Dennis Lunsford and Frank Kemper officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Hunt Funeral Home of Humboldt in charge.
Mr. Allen, a retired farmer of the Three Way community, died Monday night at Cedar Crest Hospital in Humboldt after a long illness. He was a life long resident of Madison County and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Allene Marrs of Cincinnati, Mrs. Polly Garner of Memphis, Mrs. Susie Baker of Milan and Mrs. Patsy Terry of Sunland, Calif.; four sons, Charles Allen, Vernon Allen and Granville Allen, all of Three Way, and Jim Nat Allen of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Mae Bond of Three Way; two brothers, Hayes Allen of Three Way and Ray Allen of Medina; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

From MCH notes. Written on the clipping, "Died 5/28/84", "Son of Lena Carne Allen"

[NI0786] Carrie Mae Bond, THREE WAY, TN

Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Mae Bond, 97, will be at 2:00 PM, Frida y, April 11, 2003 from the Chapel of Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home conduc ted by Rev. Bill Rice. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Madison C ounty.

Mrs. Bond died Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Un ion City, Tennessee.

She was born in Three Way, the daughter of the late Charles and Lena Carn es Allen and attended the schools at Three Way. Mrs. Bond was a homemake r, other than the time she worked at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant duri ng the Korean Conflict. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church a nd the Three Way Club.

Mrs. Bond was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Webb Bond, in Septe mber of 1978; a son, Charles Earl Bond ; a sister Lucille Allen and thr ee brothers, Ray D. Allen, Ernest Allen and James Allen.

Survivors include a son, Tom Bond and wife Jodie of Tiptonville, TN; a bro ther, Hayes Lee Allen of Three Way; two grandchildren, Mona Scott and Shei la Medders both of Riudosa, NM ; four great-grandchildren, Bryan Eidson, S hane Eidson, Clint Eidson and Joe Bond and a great-great grandson, Gavin E idson.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, Charles Allen, Winfred Allen, Sidn ey Allen, ''Freckles'' Allen, Granville Allen and Jim Nat Allen.

Any memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Building Fund.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM this evening at the funer al home.

Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home Medina, Tennessee 731-783-3026

As reported in The Jackson Sun: 04/10/2003

[NI0787] I was fascinated by Jim's amputated leg when I was little. About the on ly thing I remember other than the big screen porch from the Sunday visi ts at Aunt Lena's. Jim's amputated limb is buried next to his parents, a nd has it's own marker which reads, "James N. Allen's limb amputated Mar 2 3, 1910." Jim is buried in the newer portion of the cemetery, directly ac ross the road.

[NI0789] Obituaries
Information supplied by West Tennessee Funeral Directors
Ray Dee Allen
Services for Mr. Ray Dee Allen, 76, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Replogle -Lawrence Funeral Home in Medina with Rev. Bob Rose officiating. Burial wi ll follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Allen died Tuesday night at his home in Medina.
He was the son of the late Charles and Lena Carne Allen and was born in Ma dison County, educated in the Madison County School System and was a memb er of the Medina United Methodist Church, where he was an officer and teac her for many years. He was a charter member of the Medina Methodist Men 's Club. He was a member and Past Master of Medina Masonic Lodge, a memb er of the 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a charter member of the Medi na Lions Club. He retired in 1975 as co-owner of Cary Todd Lumber Compa ny in Medina.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Todd Allen, one son, Rodney Allen of M edina, one daughter, Anita Jones of Shelbyville, five grandchildren, Dav id A. Jones of Athens, Ga., Bryan D. Jones and Kristin Jones both of SheIb yville, and Heather Allen and Boone T. Allen both of Medina, one twin brot her, Hayes Allen of the Threeway Community and one sister, Carrie Bo nd of the Threeway Community.
Pallbearers will be Vernon Simons, Charles Allen, Billy Knolton, Winfred A llen, Tom Bond and Sidney Allen.
Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RepIogle-Lawrence Funeral Home

From MCH Notes. Written on the top, "3/29/89"

[NI0790] Hays Lee and Ray Dee were twin brothers. Hays Lee is still living at ho me with wife Laverne in June 2003.

[NI0791] Came to Cumberland settlement in 1779 and was one of the defenders when t he Indians made the attack on April 1'st, 1781. Annie Thomas was also in t he Block House during this fight and moulded bullets for the men to use. N athaniel Overall married Annie Thomas in 1783 in Davidson County, Tennesse e, and they settled about five miles from Nashville Tennessee where they l ived until 1805. They then moved to what is now the eastern part of Ruther ford county Tennessee where Mr. Overall bought a large tract of land fr om Gen. Jackson, and as their children married off each received a tra ct of land. They formed a settlement known to this day as "Overall Settlem ent."

From "The Overall Family"

[NI0792] The following obituary is from the Nashville Christian Advocate, October 1 5, 1847:

Anna Overall, the subject of the following obituary, was born in Shenando ah county, Va., in the year of our Lord 1767, and departed this life Ju ly 28th, 1847, in her eightieth year of her age. She was married to Nathan iel Overall (who died in Rutherford county in 1835), at about the age of t wenty, with whom she emigrated to Davidson county, Tenn., at the time of t he first settling of that county. At that time the Indians were very troub lesome, and the emigrants were compelled to fortify against them. Her husb and assisted in building the first fort on the ground where Nashville n ow stands. She then exhibited the most unquestionable firmness, as we ll as love of country and freedom, for while her husband was engaged in bl oody battle with the enemy, she was in the fort moulding balls for his rif le.

After a residence of some three years at that place, her husband remov ed to Dry Creek, eight miles from Nashville, where he resided about sixte en years. She and her husband were among the first fruits of the first rev ival in that county, under the labors of William Lee, Birchet, Birk, Haw a nd Dickens, at which time they joined the Methodist E. Church. These faith ful men were succeeded by L. Garrett, Thos. Wilkerson, Jno. Page, Suggs a nd Edney, all of whom found a home in their house.

Mother Overall was always delighted to have the humble minister of Jes us to see her; she cheerfully administered to their wants, and spared no p ains to make them happy; and the more so perhaps because their homes in th ose days were "few and far between." And these good men gave such advi ce to her children from time to time, as paid their way well, and amply co mpensated the good old mother for all her kindness. For she lived to see a ll her children (eleven in number) converted to God, three of whom beca me itinerate preachers, viz: Nace, Abraham, and Lorenzo Dow. Lorenzo, yea rs since, has gone to his reward. Nace and Abraham, still survive.

Some forty-one years since, mother Overall removed to Stone's River, Ruthe rford city, where she remained until her death. She was confined to her b ed two years and five months; during which time her patience was almost un paralleled; she desired to wait on herself until the hour of death. Nev er was a murmur heard from her. She gave the most satisfactory eviden ce as long as she could speak, and when speech was lost, by signs of fai th in Christ. Indeed she was a member of the M. E. Church, in good standi ng for sixty-one years prior to her death. A. G. Kelley.
Rutherford Co., Tenn., Sept. 2d, 1847.

(Note, I broke this down in to separate paragraphs as the original piece w as just one large paragraph, otherwise the obituary is verbatim as publish ed in the newspaper. PW)
From "The Overall Forum", Phyllis Winthurst- m/overall/messages/179.html

[NI0793] Blackmon A. Ramsey is a son of William and Mary (Overall) Ramsey, and w as born in Tennessee in 1819. His parents were also born in Tennessee, a nd his father was a farmer and a local minister in the Methodist Church f or a number of years. The father resided in Rutherford County until his de ath in May, 1833. His wife died in 1858 while in Gibson County, visiting ', her children. Blackmon A. is one of their ten children, and was rear ed on a farm. After his father's death he lived with his widowed mother un til 1840, when he was married to Eliza Jett, daughter of John and Mary (Wh ite) Jett, of Virginia. She was born in Tennessee in 1819, and is the gran ddaughter of Hon. Capt. White, from whom White County derived its name. M r. and Mrs. Ramsey became the parents of eight children, three of whom a re living: Mary A., Mildred J. and Susan E. A year after his marriage M r. Ramsey moved to Gibson County, and located on his present farm of 125 a cres; besides this he owns 136 acres in the Twenty-first District. Of la te years he has given little attention to farming, having traveled in t he interest of patents. In 1862 he joined Capt. Cummin's company, Forty-se venth Tennessee Regiment, and served about fifteen months, when he was hon orably discharged, owing to his age. He received a slight wound at Shilo h, and was in the hospital a short time. Since 1882 he has been justi ce of the peace of his district. He is a Democrat, and he and wife are mem bers of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mrs. Ramsey had two brother s, Madison and Stephen J., who were early immigrants to Texas, and partici pated in the battle of San Jacinto, when Texas cast off the Spanish yok e. They were in the squad that captured Santa Anna, and some of the jewel ry they captured from him was sent to their friends in Tennessee. She h as two other brothers, that located in Texas at a later period.

From 1887 Goodspeed

Mary Polly Overall Ramsey 1858

submitted by Jackie Isbell Johnston

Mary Polly Overall Ramsey (1783-1858) was the widow of William M. Ramse y, Jr.
She was visiting her children in Gibson County, TN at the time of her dea th and
her will was probated there.

October the 25th, 1849

The last Will and Testament of Mary Ramsey of the County of Gibson and Sta te of
Tennessee. Considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of so und
mind and memory do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in man ner
and form following to wit; First, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Sa rah L.
Elder my Negro boy Samuel for which it is my will that she Sarah L. Eld er on the
reception of said Negro Boy pay the sum of four hundred and twenty dolla rs to my Executor.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann T. McKee five Dollars.

The remainder of my whole estate to be divided among my other nine childre n; to
wit; Eliza A. Mathis, N. J. Ramsey, William F. Ramsey, N. P. Ramsey, Sar ah L.
Elder, Nancy B. Boyd (Berry) , B. A. Ramsey, Martha E. Wadley, Polina Ja ne Kelly.

I hereby appoint John C. Berry my sole Executor of this my Last Will and
Testament hereby revoking all former wills made by me in witness where of I have
hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above written.


Matthew Dickey
William F. Ramsey
Nace Preston Ramsey
NSDAR # 243651

[NI0794] From "The Overall Family"

Robert Overall, second child of Nathaniel and Annie Thomas Overall, was bo rn June 11th, 1785, died October 8th, 1862. Married Mary Espy on Decemb er 27th, 1810. They settled in the Eastern part of Rutherford County, Tenn essee, about one mile south of "Overall's Camp Ground". He was a good m an and a devoted Christian, and lived to see his children, grand and gre at grand children settle around him. He served under Gen. Jackson in the I ndian War 1812-14 and was at Taladiga and Horse Shoe Bend. He reared twel ve children, seven boys and five girls, names as follows:

(1) Nathaniel Sim, born 1812, died 1899, married Elisabeth Wood 1840, thr ee children, his wife died 1847, and he married Mrs. Dicy Cartwright in 18 49 – four children, two dying when young, two now living, viz ; Dr. Ge o. W. Overall of Chicago, Ill, and John Marcelas Overall of Chattanooga, T ennessee.

(2) James G . Overall, born 1814, died 1874, married Miss Rachel Webb Dav is in 1837. They had nine boys and one girl, the latter dying in infanc y. Three of the boys now living, Asbury M. Overall of Murfreesboro, Tennes see. L. C. Overall of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and N. D. Overall of Nashvil le, Tennessee.

(3) William Overall, born 1813, died 1835, Methodist preacher, died youn g.

(4) Nace S. Overall, born 1815, died 1897, married Adeline Kirby in 184 2. Twelve children.

(5) Marcisa Overall, born 1816, died 1875, married Jackson Overall of Deka lb Co., Tenn. Seven children, all dead. XXX

(6) Catherine, born 1817, died 1860, married Wm. McCombs, they went Wes t, some of their decendants live in Madison Co., Tenn.

(7) John Wesley Overall, born 1818, married Miss Wood, one son and four da ughter. His wife died and he married Mrs. Polly McCullough, and by this ma rriage one son, viz; Robert who lives in Texas. J. W. Overall lives in Gi bson County, Tennessee, age 91.

(8) Asbury Dow Overall, born 1820, died 1904, married Lucy Crutcherfiel d, nine children. Mr. Overall was a Methodist preacher.

(9) Mary Ann, born 1822, died 1864, married Thomas Wood, one son and six d aughters, all dead.

(10) Louisa born 1824, died in infancy.

(11) Abraham, Methodist Preacher, died young.

(12) Elizabeth, born 1830, married Landrum J. Stroop, two children, v iz ; Melissa and John R.

[NI0795] Gibson County, Tennessee
1860 Slave Schedule 1860
District 11
Enumerated by W. R. Cox
Slave Owner # Age Sex ColoFugitiHousesDistriPage Commen ts
Overall, John W. 1 36 F B 21 531
2 14 M B 21 531
3 18 M B 21 531
4 12 F B 21 531
5 11 M B 21 531
6 9 F B 21 531
7 8 F B 21 531
8 7 F B 21 531
9 20 F B 21 531
10 1 M B 1 21 531
From GIBSON COUNTY TN - CENSUS - 1860 Slave Schedule Districts No. 11 - 21
From "The Overall Family"

John Overall, son of Nathaniel and Ann Thomas was born in Davidson Count y, Tennessee, married Jean McLin and moved West, some of their decendan ts live in Gibson County, Tennessee, others in Texas.

[NI0796] From "The Overall Family"

Sally Overall, daughter of Nathaniel and Ann Thomas Overall, married Jo hn Doak, one daughter Susan, they all moved to Texas.

[NI0797] From the "Overall Family"

Abraham Overall, son of Nathaniel and Annie Thomas Overall, was born in Da vidson County, Tennessee, married Miss White, two sons and three daughter s. They lived near "Overall's Camp Ground" in Rutherford Co., Tenn., whe re he died in 1863. He was a distinguished Methodist preacher.

[NI0798] From "The Overall Family"

Lorenzo Dow Overall, son of Nathaniel and Annie Thomas Overall was al so a distinguished pulpit orator, stationed at Nashville, Tennessee, in 18 31, McKendree Church, a new edifice was perfected this year and the Lord c rowned the labors of his servant with great sucess. Dr. D. C. Kelly says t hat "L. D. Overall was a man of great vigor of intellect and distinguish ed pulpit ability."

[NI0799] Moved to Tipton Co., TN

From "The Family of William Jefferson Overall", p. 6
From "The Overall Family"

James Overall, son of Nathaniel and Annie Thomas Overall married Luc y
Butler. They moved to Tipton County Tennessee. One daughter and fiv e
sons. The daughter Amanda married D. C. Slaughter who was State Senator
from Tipton County

[NI0802] Re: Isaac Overall Dekalb Co. TN
Posted by: Bob Overall Date: October 11, 1999 at 08:38:25
In Reply to: Isaac Overall Dekalb Co. TNn by Lewis D. Boyd

From the OVERALL history by Wenzola Kiger, pg 39, I found the following in fo:
5b - John Froman Overall, b. abt 1756 lived and died in "Old Compton Hous e" in Overall, VA, Buried in Overall graveyard died abt 1819
(Son of John Overall, Jr & wife Maria Christina Froman)
(1) mar. Sept 13, 1772 in Shenandoah Co., VA Elizabeth Ann Waters - The se ttled in Frederick Co., VA
(2) mar in 1783 to Mrs. Mary Ann Markham Earle Byrns

Had 3 children by first marriage:

6a - Col. Abraham Overall, b June 11, 1774 in VA came to TN in 1804 mar Ha nnah Leath

6b - Col. Isaac Hite Overall, b June 11, 1776 in VA In War 1812 mar Mary C arson

6c - Jacob Overall, Sr. b July 4, 1779 in VA to TN in 1804 mar Nancy Lawre nce

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From "The Overall Family"

John Froman Overall - son of John and Mary Ann Overall, was born in Shenan dore County, Virginia, November 29th, 1795, and married Miss Teresa Youn g, Feb. 10th, 1820, she died Aug. 15th, 1851, in Columbus, Mississippi, a nd he died September 9th, 1857, in Mobile, Alabama. Nine children were bo rn to this couple, Vis-
John William, Sept. 25, 1822;
Gibson Young, July 12th, 1825;
William Douglas, Sept. 25th, 1827, died September 3rd, 1857;
Mary Martha born October 20, 1829, died October 30, 1833;
Eliza Virginia, born Nov. 29th, 1832, died Aug. 27th, 1833;
Mary Virginia, born Sept 29th, 1834, died Sept 27th, 1836;
Elias Edwin, born May 25th, 1837;
Theresa, born October 10th, 1839, died November 29th, 1840;
Lorenza Dow, born Nov. 22nd, 1842, died October 20th, 1852.

The first of the above, John William Overall was engaged in the practi ce of law for some years and also was the editor of several papers in N ew Orleans and St. Louis, Mo., going to New York as leading
Literary writer on the Sunday Mercury. Opie P. Read styles Mr. Overa ll as a Typical Journalist”. Hs is also an Author of Poems. In Davidson 's "Living Writers of the South" a biographical sketch is given of Mr. Ove rall and Judge Reed of Alabama, and "Pearl Rivers" have each dedicated the ir book of Poems to him. He died in New York in ______ his wife and daught er still reside there . xxxxxxxxx

Gibson Young Overall, son of John Froman and Theresa Young Overall marri ed Anna Louisa Tabot April 12th, 1857, in New Orleans, La., she died in Mo bile Alabama November 21st, 1893, and he died March 6th, 1896. Two sons we re born to this couple, Viz - Francis Edwin and Walter Burnett, the last m entioned died February 27, 1887. Francis Edwin married Elizabeth Randa ll of Mobile, Alabama, June 10th, 1885. Two children were born to this cou ple. Lucile and Louisa. Bigson (sic) Young Overall was a distinguished law yer and one of the foremost of the Mobile Bar. He served in the Legislatu re and in the Constitutional Conventions of Alabama in 1865.

Elias Edwin, son of John Froman and Theresa Young Overall, was born May 25 th, 1837, and died in Texas in 1904. He was editor of the Texas R.R. Journ al. He married Miss Ada Meyers in 1895. No children.

Christen Williams Overall, youngest daughter of John and Mary Ann Overa ll was born Jan. 25th, 1803, married Nicholas W. Tager in 1879. Six childr en were born to them in Warren County, Va .

[NI0803] William Overall, son of John and Maria Christena Overall was born in Frede rick County, Virginia about 1753. Little is known of his early life, b ut in 1776 we find him on the Watauga River in East Tennessee, joini ng in a petition "To the Honorable Provincial Council of North Carolin a" to be annexed to that Province. When the inhabitants concluded to pla nt a permanent settlement on the Cumberland River, the Watauga Settlers ei ght man to go and plant corn, so the maturity of the corn in the fall wou ld supply the imigrants Upon their arrival. Wm. Overall was one of the m en chosen to go upon this perilous journey. They reached their destinati on in safety and planted the corn near the Sulphur Spring bottom, which sp ot is now within the City limits of Nashville, Tennessee. After the planti ng was done and other necessary work completed, all returned to Watauga ex cept Wm. Overall and two others, who remained to keep the buffalo and oth er things from destroying it. Among those that came out in the fall of 17 79 were Nathaniel and Robert Overall brothers of Wm. Overall, also two sis ters, Mary and Nancy. Mary married James Espy, and Nancy, Josua Thomas. Th ese three brothers and two brothers-in-law were steadfast defenders of t he settlement as the records show, Nathaniel being the only one out of t he five to die a natural death. Robert was the first to offer up his you ng life being killed by the Indians early in 1789. Overalls creek in Ruthe rford County was named for him. William Overall was killed by the India ns Jan. 22nd, 1893. He had married Susanna Thomas in Davidson County, a nd left four sons and one daughter, Viz - William F.;
Nathaniel H.;
Isaac H.;
Wilson Lee and

One of these sons, William F., went to Missouri in 1808 and the writer h as never been able satisfactorily to trace his decendants. The third s on of Wm. and Susanna Overall, Isaac H., remained in Tennessee, and settl ed on Overall's Creek, about five miles Northwest of Murfreesboro Tenness ee where he died.

From "The Overall Family"

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