Descendants of William R Rushing

Descendants of William R Rushing

 

Generation No. 1

1. William R2 Rushing (Robert1) was born Bef. 1794 in Anson CO,NC, and died Aft. 1872 in Benton Co,TN. He married Elizabeth Ward. She was born Abt. 1794 in Anson Co, NC. in 1850 census, and died Abt. 1854.

More About William R Rushing:

Fact 1: William Rushing was English

Children of William Rushing and Elizabeth Ward are:

+ 2 i. Drusilla3 Rushing, born Abt. 1822.

+ 3 ii. David C. Rushing, born Abt. 1824.

4 iii. Sara Jane Rushing, born July 18, 1827.

+ 5 iv. Jamima Meadows Rushing, born October 23, 1829 in Benton Co,TN; died August 23, 1893 in Oak Grove Cem. South of Charleston, MO.

6 v. Catherine Spars Rushing, born November 14, 1832 in TN; died December 18, 1906 in Benton Co, TN.

More About Catherine Spars Rushing:

Burial: Post Oak Cem, Benton Co,TN

 

Generation No. 2

2. Drusilla3 Rushing (William R2, Robert1) was born Abt. 1822. She married Jesse McGill September 22, 1841 in Benton Co TN. He was born Abt. 1822.

Notes for Drusilla Rushing:

Per: Benton Co,TN Marriage Records By: Hezekiah Greer J.P

Notes for Jesse McGill:

Per: Benton Co,TN marriage records. By. Hezekiah Greer J.P

Children of Drusilla Rushing and Jesse McGill are:

+ 7 i. Elizabeth4 McGill, born March 16, 1843; died January 15, 1873 in Benton Co , TN Pleasant Hill Cemetary.

8 ii. Louisa McGill, born Abt. 1846.

9 iii. Thomas McGill, born Abt. 1849.

 

3. David C.3 Rushing (William R2, Robert1) was born Abt. 1824. He married Mahalia. She was born Abt. 1827.

Children of David Rushing and Mahalia are:

+ 10 i. Isabella4 Rushing, born Abt. 1847.

11 ii. Nancy Rushing, born Abt. 1849.

 

5. Jamima Meadows3 Rushing (William R2, Robert1) was born October 23, 1829 in Benton Co,TN, and died August 23, 1893 in Oak Grove Cem. South of Charleston, MO. She married James Anderson Greer August 05, 1847 in Benton Co TN, son of HEZEKIAH GREER and Mary Wyatt. He was born 1825 in Henry Co,TN, and died 1891 in Oak Grove Cem South of Charleston, MO.

Notes for Jamima Meadows Rushing:

I Dallas Greer , put the M. in Jemima's name from the Benton C0, TN census records that state.

J.A. Greer and J. M. Greer had four infant children to die in infantacy. changed 6/27/1898.

366C 22 168 168 Greer James A. W M 54 1 Farmer Tennessee Tennessee S. Carolina

366C 23 168 168 Greer Junisnea W F 50 wife 1 Keeping house Tennessee N. Carolina N. Carolina

366C 24 168 168 Greer Martin L. W M 21 son 1 Works on farm Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 25 168 168 Greer Cyntha E. W F 18 daughter 1 At home Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 26 168 168 Greer Hesekiah D. W M 10 son 1 Works on farm Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

Notes for James Anderson Greer:

Guardian Settlement's and Accounts

August 1860- Sept 1892.

pg 24 James A. Greer, guardian of Harris heirs

pg 49 James A. Greer, guardian of Harris heirs

pg 146 James A. Greer, guardian of Harris heirs

pg 300 James A. Greer, guardian of Harris heirs.

pg 134 James A. Greer , guardian of minor heirs of Rice Harris, Phredonia, Josphine, Marinda and Mary Harris May 11, 1857

pg242 James A. Greer, guardian (above) September 14,1858

in:

Special Peoplepage 17, by Rosalea Greer

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Served as Private in CO A, 55th Tenn Infantry,Regiment, CSA

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James A Greer moved his Family to Mississippi CO MO in 1871.

Listed in the 1880 Census of Long Prarie Twp, Mississippi Co, MO

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/mo/mississippi/census/1880/

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1850 Census, No childrem.but a Marinda Harris age 6 was in household at this time.

Benton Co,TN census Records. for James A. Greer and Jamima (Rushing)Greer

1860, 117, J.A. age 34, Tn, Jemima age 30 TN, Mary age 8 TN, Sarah Ann age 6 TN,

Martin age 1 TN,

1870, p.311-312,JUNE, Always in District # 6, J.A. (m) age 44 TN, J.M. (f) age 40 TN ,S.A. (f) 16 TN, M.L. (m) age 11 TN, Cythna E. (f) age 8 TN, H.D. (m) age 4/12 TN.

NOT IN BENTON CO>< TN in 1880 (see above)

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Liberty United Methodist Church is located approximately 3 miles North of Camden on Highway 69A.

George Washington Layfette Hudson donated a parcel of land on November 9, 1858 in what was then Section 4 of Benton County to

Trustees O. G. Conley, M. L. Travis, J. T. Crepouse, J. A. Greer and John Pafford for Methodist Episcopal Church South.

1880 Census Mississippi Co,MO

366C 22 168 168 Greer James A. W M 54 1 Farmer Tennessee Tennessee S. Carolina

366C 23 168 168 Greer Junisnea W F 50 wife 1 Keeping house Tennessee N. Carolina N. Carolina

366C 24 168 168 Greer Martin L. W M 21 son 1 Works on farm Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 25 168 168 Greer Cyntha E. W F 18 daughter 1 At home Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 26 168 168 Greer Hesekiah D. W M 10 son 1 Works on farm Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

More About James Anderson Greer:

Fact: 1862, James A. was a JP in Benton Co,TN

Children of Jamima Rushing and James Greer are:

+ 12 i. Mary Catherine4 Greer, born June 08, 1850; died May 21, 1887 in Bertrand, MO.

13 ii. Sarah (Sally) Ann Greer, born June 15, 1854 in Benton Co , TN. She married W. W. Gaty in MO.

Notes for Sarah (Sally) Ann Greer:

1880 Mississippi Co, MO Census

Long Prairie Twp. House # 37-33

Page 4.

W.W. Gaty w m 37 farming

Sara A. (Presson) w f 25 k/h

+ 14 iii. Martin Luther Greer, born December 09, 1858 in Benton Co , TN; died in Bertrand, MO.

15 iv. Cynthia E. Greer, born September 10, 1861 in Benton Co TN; died in American Cem, south of Bertrand, MO. She married Thomas D (Hale) Strickland Bet. 1880 - 1885 in Bertrand, MO.

16 v. Hezekiah D. Greer, born February 19, 1870; died Abt. 1944 in Oak Grove Cem South of Charleston, MO. He married Winfred Herndon; died in Oak Grove Cem South of Charleston, MO.

 

Generation No. 3

7. Elizabeth4 McGill (Drusilla3 Rushing, William R2, Robert1) was born March 16, 1843, and died January 15, 1873 in Benton Co , TN Pleasant Hill Cemetary. She married Green Berry Greer September 12, 1866 in Benton Co TN, son of HEZEKIAH GREER and Mary Wyatt. He was born January 21, 1840 in Benton Co, TN (CSA), and died 1934 in Benton Co TN.

Notes for Elizabeth McGill:

>Green Berry Greer

> Elizabeth McGill

> 1. Jesse H b. 1867 m. Issabell Presson Oct 3,1893

> 2. Robert S. b. 1871

> 3.Lena E. b. 1873 m. R. Lee Cowell Sept 10,1896

Notes for Green Berry Greer:

Was taken from the Benton County Goodspeed.

Green B. Greer, Clerk and Master of Benton County Chancery Court, and a native of the county, was born Jan. 21, 1840, son of Hezekiah and Mary (Wyatt) Greer, natives of Tennessee. Our subject's grandfather, James Greer came to Benton County, TN., with his family about 1816 or 1818, and here Hezekiah grew to manhood, married and reared a family of seven children. He followed farming successfully in his day, principally in Benton County, although he lived for a short time in Henry and Carroll counties. Hezekiah Greer died March 1862, in his fifty-seventh year.

Green B. Greer, was reared and educated in this county, spending his early days on the farm. During the great Civil War he enlisted in Oct. 1861, in Co. G. Fifty-fifth Confederate Tenn Infamry, serving first as a non-commissioned officer, and after the reorganization was elected first lieutenant of his company He served in this capacity until wounded in the left leg at Atlanta, and was not again able to enter the service. During service he was captured at Island 10 and held a prisoner of war five months in norther prisons. After the war he followed teaching and farming in the Sixth District (his home) until January 1871, when he accepted the position of Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court under Chancellor Nixon. He served long and faithfully in this most important office, which he was still holding when (Goodspeed) went to press. Mr Greer was a long time Democrat in politics, and as such began his public career in August 1870, by making the race for county court clerk but was defeated by a small majority, along with eight other aspirants to the office.

On Sept. 12, 1866 he married Elizabeth McGill, who died Jan. 15, 1873, leaving three children: Jesse H., Robert S., and Lena. By his second marriage with Ada Haley in 1876, he had three children: Alma, Clarice and Nixon. Mrs. Greer died Sept. 2, 1884, and in 1885 Mr. Greer married Mary S. Haley.

He was a Mason, a member of the Agricultural Wheel of this State. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He was one of Benton County's most enterprising men and an efficient and trustworthy public official.

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Greenberry Greer

Given Burial Tuesday Big Sandy Correspondent Greenberry Greer, age 94 died early Monday morning at the home of his son, P.S. Greer at Big Sandy. Mr Greer was a confederate veteran, and had served Benton County as County Court Clerk three successive terms. He was married three times and was a local minister of the M.E. Church, South. Burial was at Cowell's Chapel Tuesday with funeral service in charge of Rev. H.F. Clayton, Big Sand, Rev. L.R. Watson and J.N. Wilford, Camden.

"Greenberry Greer" Obituary from "The Camden Chronicles" [ap 25 1890] date Je 17, 1931 - Je 24, 1938.

Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. Microfilm collection Benton County, Tennessee.

Transcribed by Peggy Haley Ferguson.

Mary Susan Haley Greer and husband Greenberry Greer buried at the Cowell's Chapel Cemetery in

Camden, Tennessee location: East on 641 turn left at Cowell's Chapel Road. Cowell Chapel Church

Cemetery is located at the intersection of Cowell's Chapel Road and Natchez Trace Road. Greenberry

and Mary Susan Haley Greer's tombstone is close on the Natchez Trace Road side of the church near

the parking lot.

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>Elizabeth McGill's father was Jesse McGill her Mother was Druceilla

>Green Berry Greer

> Elizabeth McGill

> 1. Jesse H b. 1867 m. Issabell Presson Oct 3,1893

> 2. Robert S. b. 1871

> 3.Lena E. b. 1873 m. R. Lee Cowell Sept 10,1896

>Green Berry Greer

> Ada Charolette Haley

> 1. Alma Greer no info

> 2. Clarice Greer m. Robert Beasley Apr 18,1920

> 3. Nixon Greer No info.

>Green Berry Greer

> Mary Susan Haley

> 1. Kate Greer b. Feb 26,1887 d. Mar 4,1887

> 2 Richard Thomas Greer b. Apr 8,1888 d. Sep 30,1990

> Where is Paul Shafter Greer ?????

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Nov 26,1998

Funny story about the picture! When I first got started into researching the

Haley's in Benton County, Jim and I went down to the library and courthouse

one day. We went into the County Court Clerks office and there was this

picture of all the pass clerks. The picture of Richard P. Haley was to recent

of a photo to have been him so we left it at that. Sometime later we went

back to take another look at the picture. The picture was no longer on the

wall. The clerk there said, that after the election the former clerk decided

to take the picture because he was mad that he lost his job. I haven't been

back to the courthouse in awhile to see if it had been returned. Next time,

we make the trip, I will make a point to stop and see if it's back.

Peg

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Noah Stricklen (Strickland) have this day bargained and sold, anxious to favor the Christian religion and the advancement of

literature have this day given, granted and do hereby transfer and convey to James H. Bridges, James Cowell and Charles

Williams, trustee of Chapel Hill church and their successors in office for the benefit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South,

for a place of worship and also for the benefit of the neighborhood adjacent thereto for a schoolhouse a certain tract or parcel

of land in Benton County, Tennessee in Range 7 and Section 4 and in civil district No. 5, containing by estimation one acre and

three fourths & 8 poles and bounden as follows, to wit: Beginning at a stake with three red oak pointers standing 34 poles south

of the NW corner of entry No. 924 for 147 acres and runs east 18 poles to a stake with post to a stake with black jack & post

oak pointeres then south 16 poles to the beginning.

To have and to hold the same to the said James H. Bridges, James Cowell and Charles Williams trustees as aforesaid for the

purpose aforesaid for as long as a church remains on said premises but when said church ceases to exist the said land is to

revert back to me and my heirs but otherwise I convenant with said commissioners or trustees that I am lawfully seized of said

land, have a good right to convey it and that the same is unencumbered, I do further convenant and bind myself, my heirs and

representatives to warrant and defend the title to said land to the aforesaid trustees and their successors in office for the purpose

above mentioned so long as said church exist on said premises but no longer, this 6th day of December 1855.

 

 

Noah Strickland, his mark X /32

Strickland swore to this document on February 16, 1856 but it was registered on March 28, 1860, only a few days before his

wife's death from tuberculosis of the lungs./33 To satisfy and honor his wife's request that the church seat be renamed Cowell's

Chapel for her people, he used his influence to make this a reality. Thus Chapel Hill became Cowell's Chapel by name shortly

before 1860./34

Years later, the burial yard was expanding at such a gradual but definite pace, that Green B. and Mollie Greer, active members

of the congregation, donated an half-acre to the church, on its north boundary, which put the Chapel tract hard against the

Lexington road. This gift was made on November 6, 1893 by the Greers./35

The old meeting house and school had become somewhat derelict and complaints about its lack of adequate heating kept some

of the membership dissatisfied in the cold months. In 1888, the congregation resolved to build a new church-house. The local

newspaper, the BENTON COUNTY ENTERPRISE, reported in its August 16, 1888 issue:

 

The new church building at Cowell's Chapel is nearing completion rapidly, and will

be a good substantial building when finished.

 

This "substantial building" was an attractive rectangular structure, a white frame house, lighted with large side windows. In

1916, the building was extended slightly and several of the side windows were planked over. The pulpit was also moved from

the east end of the building to the front or west side, where two doors were cut between the four high, narrow windows. to

help pay for these and other incidental repairs, several of the young people gave a play, "Hazel Adams", at the Chapel on

Saturday night, March 18, 1916. Several days later it was presented at Holladay. There were good turnouts for these

performances./36

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Greenberry Greer

Given Burial Tuesday Big Sandy Correspondent Greenberry Greer, age 94 died early Monday morning at the home of his son, P.S. Greer

at Big Sandy. Mr Greer was a confederate veteran, and had served Benton County as County Court Clerk three successive terms. He was

married three times and was a local minister of the M.E. Church, South. Burial was at Cowell's Chapel Tuesday with funeral service in

charge of Rev. H.F. Clayton, Big Sand, Rev. L.R. Watson and J.N. Wilford, Camden.

"Greenberry Greer" Obituary from "The Camden Chronicles" [ap 25 1890] date Je 17, 1931 - Je 24, 1938. Tennessee State Library and

Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. Microfilm collection Benton County, Tennessee.

Transcribed by Peggy Haley Ferguson.

 

More About Green Berry Greer:

Fact 1: June 04, 1998, Have a lot more informationon Green Berry not on computer yet.

Children of Elizabeth McGill and Green Greer are:

17 i. Jesse H (W).5 Greer, born 1868 in Benton Co TN. He married A Issabell Presson October 03, 1893 in Benton Co TN.

18 ii. Robert S. Greer, born Abt. 1870.

19 iii. Lena E. Greer. She married R. Lee Cowell September 10, 1896 in Benton Co,TN by:Thomas F. Cason MG.

 

10. Isabella4 Rushing (David C.3, William R2, Robert1) was born Abt. 1847. She married John W. Greer October 05, 1862 in Benton Co,TN By: J.T. Presson JP, son of BENJAMIN GREER and Susan Presson. He was born Abt. 1844 in Benton Co TN, and died in Long Prairie Twp, Mississippi Co, MO.

Notes for John W. Greer:

Notes:

Found John W. Greer, son of Benjamin Greer (1811) Book H page 56-57 ( 21 yrs old )

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John W. Greer is listed in the 1880 Census of Long Prairie Twp, Mississippi Co,MO

House #33-29 dist.74

John W Greer w m 36 farmer

Martha J. (Walters) w f 28

1. Martha B. w f 18

2. Lidia Ann w f 6

3. Margeret w f 2

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Children of Isabella Rushing and John Greer are:

+ 20 i. Elzie J.5 Greer, born March 04, 1866; died February 02, 1923.

21 ii. Martha B. Greer, born Abt. 1869.

 

12. Mary Catherine4 Greer (Jamima Meadows3 Rushing, William R2, Robert1) was born June 08, 1850, and died May 21, 1887 in Bertrand, MO. She married James Timothy Childress August 15, 1867 in Benton Co TN by: R.W Ayers MG, son of James Childress and Mary Bloodworth. He was born December 30, 1844, and died April 08, 1918.

Notes for Mary Catherine Greer:

1880 Census Mississippi Co, MO

 

 

366C 27 169 169 Childress J. T. W M 36 1 Farmer Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 28 169 169 Childress Mary C. W F 29 wife 1 Keeping house Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 29 169 169 Childress Louisa C. W F 11 daughter 1 At school Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 30 169 169 Childress Obediah G. W M 9 son 1 At school Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 31 169 169 Childress Anderson R. W M 8 son 1 At school Missouri Tennessee Tennessee

366C 32 169 169 Childress William M. W M 2 son 1 Missouri Tennessee Tennessee

366C 33 169 169 Childress Franklin W. W M ****** SEPT son 1 Missouri Tennessee Tennessee

 

 

Notes for James Timothy Childress:

Transcribed from the 1880 Census of Long Prairie Twp, Mississippi Co,MO

House # 169-169 page 17 dist 2 by: John Rushing

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/mo/mississippi/census/1880/

J.T. (James Timothy) Childress age 36

Mary B(C) (Greer) age 29

Lousia B. age 11

Obedith C. age 9

Anderson R age 8

William M age 2

Franklin W age 6/12

Living next door to James Anderson and Jamima Greer

366C 27 169 169 Childress J. T. W M 36 1 Farmer Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 28 169 169 Childress Mary C. W F 29 wife 1 Keeping house Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 29 169 169 Childress Louisa C. W F 11 daughter 1 At school Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 30 169 169 Childress Obediah G. W M 9 son 1 At school Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

366C 31 169 169 Childress Anderson R. W M 8 son 1 At school Missouri Tennessee Tennessee

366C 32 169 169 Childress William M. W M 2 son 1 Missouri Tennessee Tennessee

366C 33 169 169 Childress Franklin W. W M B.in SEPT son 1 Missouri Tennessee Tennessee

 

More About James Timothy Childress:

Census: 1880, Long Prarie Twp, Mississippi Co,MO

Children of Mary Greer and James Childress are:

+ 22 i. Iva Bell5 Childress, born 1868.

23 ii. Lousia C. Childress, born 1869.

24 iii. Obedith G. Childress, born 1870.

+ 25 iv. Anderson Ross Childress, born February 28, 1872; died June 21, 1956.

26 v. William M. Childress, born 1878.

27 vi. Franklin W. Childress, born September 1880.

 

14. Martin Luther4 Greer (Jamima Meadows3 Rushing, William R2, Robert1) was born December 09, 1858 in Benton Co , TN, and died in Bertrand, MO. He married (1) Jemima Rushing. She was born Abt. 1858. He married (2) Emma J. Jordan December 20, 1881 in ? MO, daughter of Henry Jordan and Mother Jordan. She was born in NC, and died in Bertrand, MO.

Notes for Martin Luther Greer:

Martin Luther lived with his parents until he was twenty-three years old when he married.

Notes for Emma J. Jordan:

Emma J. Jordan's mother died when she was very young, her dad (Henry) died in the War

and she went to live with Mr and Mrs J. C. Yarbrough of Camden TN where she was reared and

educated, lived with the Yarbrough's until she married Martin Luther Greer.

Children of Martin Greer and Emma Jordan are:

28 i. Stella5 Greer, born Abt. 1882.

29 ii. Walker Greer, born Abt. 1884.

30 iii. Jemima Greer, born Abt. 1885.

 

Generation No. 4

20. Elzie J.5 Greer (Isabella4 Rushing, David C.3, William R2, Robert1) was born March 04, 1866, and died February 02, 1923. She married William M. Allen January 15, 1896 in Benton Co,TN Columbus F. Cooper MG. He was born March 09, 1854, and died July 21, 1940.

Child of Elzie Greer and William Allen is:

+ 31 i. Theodore Rosevelt6 Allen, born June 02, 1910; died November 13, 1962.

 

22. Iva Bell5 Childress (Mary Catherine4 Greer, Jamima Meadows3 Rushing, William R2, Robert1) was born 1868. She married Commodore Sidney Oliver.

Child of Iva Childress and Commodore Oliver is:

+ 32 i. Noah Albert6 Oliver.

 

25. Anderson Ross5 Childress (Mary Catherine4 Greer, Jamima Meadows3 Rushing, William R2, Robert1) was born February 28, 1872, and died June 21, 1956. He married Mary Lavada Greer, daughter of William Greer and Mary Watson. She was born November 02, 1880.

Notes for Anderson Ross Childress:

1.James Greer /Elizabeth Pierce

2.Benjamin Greer / Susannah Pressom

3.William Carroll Greer/ Mary Ann Watson

Mary Louada Greer/Andersdon Ross Childress

2nd Cousuns

Mary Louada Greer/ Anderson Ross Childress

Mary Catherine Greer/ James Timothy Childress

3.James A Greer / Jemima Rushing

2.Hezekiah Greer/ Mary Wyatt

1.James Greer / Elizabeth Pierce

Notes for Mary Lavada Greer:

Mary (Louada) Greer married Anderson Ross Childress ( son of Mary Catherine Greer) a 2nd cousin.

 

1.James Greer /Elizabeth Pierce

2.Benjamin Greer / Susannah Pressom

3.William Carroll Greer/ Mary Ann Watson

Mary Louada Greer/Andersdon Ross Childress

2nd Cousuns

Mary Louada Greer/ Anderson Ross Childress

Mary Catherine Greer/ James Timothy Childress

3.James A Greer / Jemima Rushing

2.Hezekiah Greer/ Mary Wyatt

1.James Greer / Elizabeth Pierce

 

Children of Anderson Childress and Mary Greer are:

33 i. Cecil Carroll6 Childress, born July 04, 1902.

34 ii. James Elmer Childress, born April 19, 1905; died February 27, 1970.

35 iii. Jesse Clyde Childress, born July 08, 1908.

36 iv. Harold Murray Childress, born March 03, 1912; died November 08, 1961.

37 v. Anne Elizabeth Childress, born November 19, 1914; died June 26, 1954.

38 vi. Robert Ross Childress, born October 05, 1918.

 

Generation No. 5

31. Theodore Rosevelt6 Allen (Elzie J.5 Greer, Isabella4 Rushing, David C.3, William R2, Robert1) was born June 02, 1910, and died November 13, 1962. He married Ila Mai Smothers July 29, 1928. She was born January 30, 1909, and died January 11, 1985.

Child of Theodore Allen and Ila Smothers is:

39 i. Julia Oterra7 Allen, born August 25, 1929. She married Coy Horace Bawcum December 22, 1945; born April 16, 1928 in See book page #72.

Notes for Julia Oterra Allen:

Info furnished by: Oterra Bawcum Dec 27,1998

address: cjbawcum@aeneas.net.

 

32. Noah Albert6 Oliver (Iva Bell5 Childress, Mary Catherine4 Greer, Jamima Meadows3 Rushing, William R2, Robert1)

Child of Noah Albert Oliver is:

40 i. Inez7 Oliver. She married Dice.

 

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