Descendants of Thomas Hester from Bladen County North Carolina

Descendants of Thomas Hester from Bladen County North Carolina


 

Descendants of Thomas Hester,Sr.

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. THOMAS1 HESTER,SR. was born 1715, and died Bet. 1785 - 1789 in Bladen County. He married SARAH UNKNOWN. She was born 1718.

 

Children of THOMAS HESTER and SARAH UNKNOWN are:

2. i. SARAH2 HESTER, b. Bladen County, NC; d. Aft. 1822, Monroe Co, Ga.

ii. STEPHEN HESTER, b. 1744.

3. iii. WILLIAM HESTER, b. 1747, Bladen County; d. Aft. May 19, 1822.

4. iv. JOHN HESTER, b. 1754; d. 1819.

5. v. THOMAS HESTER, JR, b. April 02, 1757, Bladen County.

6. vi. JASPER HESTER, SR, b. 1760, Bladen County; d. Laurens County GA.

7. vii. JOSEPH HESTER, SR, b. 1765, Bladen County.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. SARAH2 HESTER (THOMAS1) was born in Bladen County, NC, and died Aft. 1822 in Monroe Co, Ga. She married JAMES EVERS, SR Abt. 1760 in Duplin Co, NC, son of WILLIAM EVERS and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. He was born November 16, 1740 in Bertie Co NC, and died June 15, 1837 in Monroe Co, Ga.

More About SARAH HESTER:

Will: May 19, 1822, Sarah was alive at the time William Hester (brother) will was written and she was included, Location of Will is NC Archives as WB1/374 Original on Microfilm recorded May 1838 Devisor William Hester-Info provided by James"Hoot"Evers

Notes for JAMES EVERS, SR:

While James was serving his indenture in Bertie Co, his older brother John, had received a land grant in Duplin Co NC and had settled there. There is some indication that John went back to Bertie Co and bought James out of his indenture and took him to Duplin Co. In any case, James Sr did end up in Duplin/Sampson Co where he married Sara Hester of Bladen Co in the late 1750's. Sara was the daughter of Thomas Hester Sr of Bladen Co who was the ancestor of most of the Hesters in Bladen and Robeson Counties.

Around 1770 James received a land grant for several hundred acres in southwestern Bladen Co in the Dublin/Bladenboro area and near the area that became Robeson County. During the next thirty to forty years he became a successful planter with a number of slaves and many hundreds of acres of land.

James' wife, Sarah, died just before 1820. Around that time, James Sr's daughter, Sarah, and her husband, William Bryan Jr, moved to Georgia to homestead some of the free land available and around 1825 James Sr and some of his children took off to join their kin in Georgia. That left two of his sons, James Jr and William in Bladen Co. By about 1832, William had moved to Georgia as well. James Jr remained in Bladen Co where he was doing well as a planter on a large acreage in the Bladenboro-Dublin area.

James Sr and his sons, Jasper Evers and William Evers, as well as daughters, Rebecca Evers, Sarah Evers, and Elinor Evers, and their growing famililes were all living in Monroe County, Georgia, newar Macon. James Jr, the only one of his children still in Bladen Co, apparently owed James Sr money for land he had purchased. James Sr sent son William back to try to collect the debt, He later signed power of attorney to Durram Lewis, who made the long trip back to Bladen Co to collect the debet from James Jr. There is no indication the debt was ever paid. James Sr died in Monroe Co Ga on June 15, 1837. He was 96. The estate papers show that James Jr of Bladen Co received a slave valued at $700 and $352.39 in cash.

There are still families living in Bladen Co bearing the Evers name and there are many hundreds of Evers descendants with other family names. The other descendants of James Sr spread from Georgia to Florida, Alabama, Texas and other states.

From Bladen County Heritage Book,

submited by Milton R Smith

 

More About JAMES EVERS and SARAH HESTER:

Marriage: Abt. 1760, Duplin Co, NC

 

Children of SARAH HESTER and JAMES EVERS are:

i. ELINOR3 EVERS, b. November 23, 1768; d. 1837; m. WILLIAM PARKER.

ii. CATHERINE EVERS, b. 1769.

iii. THOMAS EVERS, b. September 02, 1772.

iv. REBECCA EVERS, b. May 11, 1776; d. Aft. 1850; m. JAMES WILSON.

8. v. JAMES EVERS, JR, b. 1780, Bladen County, NC; d. 1861.

9. vi. WILLIAM EVERS, SR, b. 1782, Bladen Co, North Carolina; d. 1877.

10. vii. SARAH EVERS, b. October 19, 1783; d. Aft. 1850.

11. viii. JASPER EVERS, b. September 02, 1794; d. 1863.

 

3. WILLIAM2 HESTER (THOMAS1) was born 1747 in Bladen County, and died Aft. May 19, 1822. He married REBECCA REDDING. She was born 1750.

 

Children of WILLIAM HESTER and REBECCA REDDING are:

i. UNKNOWN3 HESTER, b. 1772.

ii. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1774.

iii. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1782.

iv. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1785.

 

4. JOHN2 HESTER (THOMAS1) was born 1754, and died 1819. He married COMFORT UNKNOWN. She died 1834.

 

Children of JOHN HESTER and COMFORT UNKNOWN are:

12. i. HANNAH3 HESTER, b. 1796; d. May 29, 1868.

ii. JOHN HESTER,JR., b. 1780.

13. iii. THOMAS HESTER, b. 1775.

14. iv. EPHRAIM HESTER, b. 1782.

v. COMFORT HESTER, b. 1783.

vi. MIRIAM HESTER, b. 1784; m. JOHN STAUNTON.

vii. SARAH HESTER, b. 1786.

viii. MARY HESTER, b. 1787.

ix. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1788.

x. REBECCA HESTER, b. 1794; m. SAMPSON DAVIS,JR..

 

5. THOMAS2 HESTER, JR (THOMAS1) was born April 02, 1757 in Bladen County. He married REBECCA REDDING. She was born 1750.

 

Children of THOMAS HESTER and REBECCA REDDING are:

15. i. EPHRAIM3 HESTER, b. 1785.

16. ii. STEPHEN HESTER, b. 1787.

iii. ELIZABETH HESTER, b. 1789; m. UNKNOWN BRITT.

17. iv. COMFORT HESTER, b. 1790, North Carolina.

v. MARY HESTER, b. 1792; m. JACOB BRITT.

18. vi. ACHILLES HESTER, b. 1795.

vii. SARAH HESTER, b. 1796; m. JOHN PHILLIPS.

viii. REBECCA HESTER, b. 1797; m. ALEXANDER HARDY.

ix. MARGARET HESTER, b. 1798; m. JESSE BRITT, SR.

 

6. JASPER2 HESTER, SR (THOMAS1) was born 1760 in Bladen County, and died in Laurens County GA. He married NANCY REDDING.

 

Children of JASPER HESTER and NANCY REDDING are:

19. i. STEPHEN B3 HESTER, SR, b. 1783, Bladen County; d. Laurens County GA.

20. ii. JASPER HESTER, JR, b. March 05, 1785; d. January 05, 1854.

21. iii. REBECCA HESTER, b. 1788; d. Bef. April 1834, Georgia.

iv. WILLIAM HESTER, b. 1790; m. POLLY TAYLOR, June 19, 1921, Robeson Co, NC.

More About WILLIAM HESTER and POLLY TAYLOR:

Marriage: June 19, 1921, Robeson Co, NC

22. v. RACHEL HESTER, b. September 12, 1789.

23. vi. MAULSEY HESTER, b. 1800, Bladen County; d. 1885, Laurens County GA.

 

7. JOSEPH2 HESTER, SR (THOMAS1) was born 1765 in Bladen County. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.

 

Child of JOSEPH HESTER and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN is:

24. i. JOSEPH3 HESTER, JR, b. 1789.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

8. JAMES3 EVERS, JR (SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1780 in Bladen County, NC, and died 1861. He married ZILPHIA UNKNOWN. She was born 1785 in Bladen County, NC, and died Aft. 1862.

Notes for JAMES EVERS, JR:

James Jr's wife's last name is unknown. Census records indicate that there were three other daughters, who do not appear in later records. It is presumed that they died in childhood. Land and slaves were divided equally upon his death with exception of Zilphia who was excluded from recieving any property in the will.

The will was dated Jun 23 1854 and probated feb 1862. It lists his wife as Ylphia, sons, william James, David and Daughter Zylphis and son in law Henry Allen. Other children not named. Executors; John A McDowell, Herman H Robinson. Witnesses; J W Lesesne, Thomas J Norman.

 

Children of JAMES EVERS and ZILPHIA UNKNOWN are:

25. i. DAVID4 EVERS, SR., b. 1806, Bladen County NC; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870.

ii. JOHN EVERS, b. 1807; d. Aft. 1880.

Notes for JOHN EVERS:

Never Married

26. iii. WILLIAM JAMES EVERS, b. 1813; d. March 27, 1887.

27. iv. ESTHER EVERS, b. December 30, 1806, Bladen County, NC; d. January 24, 1873, Bladen County, NC.

v. MARY EVERS, b. 1815; d. 1860.

28. vi. ZILPHIA EVERS, b. 1817.

vii. UNKNOWN EVERS, b. Bet. 1800 - 1810, Bladen County, NC; d. Bet. 1810 - 1820, Bladen County, NC.

 

9. WILLIAM3 EVERS, SR (SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1782 in Bladen Co, North Carolina, and died 1877. He married AMEY LEWIS October 14, 1806, daughter of RICHARD LEWIS and SARAH SIMPSON. She was born November 07, 1788 in Bladen Co, North Carolina, and died May 20, 1837.

More About WILLIAM EVERS and AMEY LEWIS:

Marriage: October 14, 1806

 

Children of WILLIAM EVERS and AMEY LEWIS are:

29. i. RICHARD J4 EVERS, b. August 14, 1807; d. April 03, 1836.

30. ii. SARAH VIRGINIA EVERS, b. January 11, 1809.

31. iii. NANCY EVERS, b. February 03, 1811.

32. iv. ANNA EVERS, b. October 22, 1813, North Carolina; d. March 10, 1868, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama.

33. v. WILLIAM EVERS, JR, b. May 22, 1815; d. August 24, 1878.

vi. LEWIS EVERS, b. January 13, 1817; m. MARY WHITE, Monroe Co, Ga; b. Monroe Co, Ga.

More About LEWIS EVERS and MARY WHITE:

Marriage: Monroe Co, Ga

 

10. SARAH3 EVERS (SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born October 19, 1783, and died Aft. 1850. She married WILLIAM BRYAN, JR July 21, 1803, son of WILLIAM BRYAN and SARAH SINGLETARY. He was born October 18, 1784.

More About WILLIAM BRYAN and SARAH EVERS:

Marriage: July 21, 1803

 

Children of SARAH EVERS and WILLIAM BRYAN are:

i. JASPER4 BRYAN.

ii. WILLIAM J BRYAN.

iii. NORMAN BRYAN.

iv. SOPHIA BRYAN.

v. NANCY BRYAN.

 

11. JASPER3 EVERS (SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born September 02, 1794, and died 1863. He married ELIZABETH SIMPSON 1814. She was born September 14, 1795, and died November 20, 1883.

Notes for JASPER EVERS:

He and his wife Elizabeth moved to Georgia and eventually to Suwannee Co, Fl

More About JASPER EVERS and ELIZABETH SIMPSON:

Marriage: 1814

 

Child of JASPER EVERS and ELIZABETH SIMPSON is:

34. i. JAMES ORLAN4 EVERS, b. 1815; d. 1896.

 

12. HANNAH3 HESTER (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1796, and died May 29, 1868. She married RICHARD MULLINGTON LEWIS, JR. 1821, son of RICHARD LEWIS and SARAH SIMPSON. He was born February 06, 1797 in Bethel Township Bladen County NC, and died September 21, 1856.

More About HANNAH HESTER:

Burial: Buried in Lewis Cemetery Bladen County NC

More About RICHARD MULLINGTON LEWIS, JR.:

Burial: Buried in Lewis Cemetery Bladen County NC

More About RICHARD LEWIS and HANNAH HESTER:

Marriage: 1821

 

Children of HANNAH HESTER and RICHARD LEWIS are:

i. LUCY ANN4 LEWIS, b. 1822; d. 1896, Robeson CountyNC; m. SETH SMITH; d. Robeson County NC.

More About LUCY ANN LEWIS:

Burial: Regan Church Cemetery

More About SETH SMITH:

Burial: Regan Church Cemetery

35. ii. WILLIAM SIMPSON LEWIS, b. May 16, 1824, Bladen County; d. August 12, 1880, Bladen County.

36. iii. RICHARD MULLINGTON LEWIS III, b. October 14, 1827, Bladen County; d. October 08, 1886.

iv. DAVID C. LEWIS, b. August 20, 1830, Bladen County NC; d. August 10, 1856.

Notes for DAVID C. LEWIS:

Wounded trying to round up a group of escaped slaves at a camp in Big Swamp. This incident occured Aug 9 1856. David died the next day.

More About DAVID C. LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

v. EDWARD LEWIS, b. October 04, 1838, Bladen County; d. April 10, 1850.

More About EDWARD LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

Cause of Death: Parasitic Condition

 

13. THOMAS3 HESTER (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1775. He married MARTHA REGAN.

 

Children of THOMAS HESTER and MARTHA REGAN are:

i. RALPH4 HESTER.

ii. MARY HESTER, b. 1800; m. HENRY DAVIS.

iii. JASPER HESTER, b. 1802; m. ALICE SMITH.

iv. SARAH HESTER, b. 1804; m. MOSES JONES, JR.

v. THOMAS HESTER, b. 1806.

37. vi. MAULSEY HESTER, b. 1809, Bladen County, NC; d. Aft. 1846, Texas.

38. vii. JOSIAH HESTER, b. January 01, 1812; d. December 08, 1880, Franklin Co, Ms.

39. viii. EPHRAIM HESTER, b. August 15, 1813, Bladen County, NC; d. February 04, 1875, Mississippi.

40. ix. DANIEL THOMAS HESTER, b. February 15, 1816, Bladen County; d. September 02, 1884.

41. x. AMELIA HESTER, b. 1820, Bladen County, NC; d. Aft. 1860.

 

14. EPHRAIM3 HESTER (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1782. He married AMY NANCE. She was born 1785.

 

Children of EPHRAIM HESTER and AMY NANCE are:

i. UNKNOWN4 HESTER, b. 1811.

ii. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1813.

iii. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1821.

iv. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1825.

 

15. EPHRAIM3 HESTER (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1785. He married MARY UNKNOWN.

 

Children of EPHRAIM HESTER and MARY UNKNOWN are:

i. MARY4 HESTER, b. 1805.

ii. PATIENCE HESTER, b. 1815; m. JOHN W MUNROE, September 29, 1859, Hickory Gr Church, Bladen Co, NC; b. 1815.

More About JOHN MUNROE and PATIENCE HESTER:

Marriage 1: September 29, 1859, Hickory Gr Church, Bladen Co, NC

Marriage 2: September 29, 1859, Rev R M Sessoms

 

16. STEPHEN3 HESTER (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1787. He married (1) SOPHIA MCLEAN. She was born 1790, and died Bet. 1820 - 1825. He married (2) JERUSHA UNKNOWN.

 

Children of STEPHEN HESTER and SOPHIA MCLEAN are:

i. ELIZABETH4 HESTER.

ii. MARY HESTER.

42. iii. MATTHEW HESTER, b. March 25, 1810, Bladen County, NC; d. November 30, 1859.

43. iv. CHARITY HESTER, b. 1815, Bladen County, NC; d. June 1879, Bladen County, NC.

44. v. MILBRY HESTER, b. May 10, 1816, Bladen County, NC; d. January 22, 1879, Bladen County, NC.

 

 

Children of STEPHEN HESTER and JERUSHA UNKNOWN are:

vi. JASPER4 HESTER, b. 1827.

45. vii. JOHN A HESTER, b. 1831, Bladen County, NC; d. January 03, 1863, Bladen County, NC.

 

17. COMFORT3 HESTER (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1790 in North Carolina. She married ANTHONY D BRISSON, SR, son of CHEVALALIER DE BRISSON and HULDAH RUSS. He was born 1790 in France, and died in Bladen County, NC.

 

Children of COMFORT HESTER and ANTHONY BRISSON are:

46. i. ELIZABETH4 BRISSON, b. July 10, 1809, Bladen County, NC.

47. ii. MARY EDITH BRISSON, b. May 11, 1811, Bladen County, NC.

48. iii. STEPHEN BRISSON, b. January 03, 1815, Bladen County, NC; d. January 02, 1903, Bladen County, NC.

iv. FADEBRA BRISSON, b. December 31, 1815, Bladen County, NC.

49. v. ANTHONY D BRISSON, JR, b. October 12, 1819, Bladen County, NC; d. December 28, 1865, Goldsboro, NC.

50. vi. ISHAM BRISSON, b. March 12, 1822, Bladen County, NC; d. 1893.

51. vii. JOSEPH BRISSON, b. April 14, 1824, Bladen County, NC; d. June 06, 1907, Bladen County, NC.

52. viii. NANCY BRISSON, b. October 31, 1826, Bladen County, NC; d. December 28, 1889, Bladen County, NC.

53. ix. HULDAH BRISSON, b. July 05, 1829, Bladen County, NC.

 

18. ACHILLES3 HESTER (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1795. He married ELIZABETH JONES, daughter of MOSES JONES and RUTH BUSBY.

 

Children of ACHILLES HESTER and ELIZABETH JONES are:

i. MARGARET4 HESTER, b. 1818; m. UNKNOWN BRITT.

54. ii. JOB HESTER, b. 1820; d. April 14, 1888.

iii. SARAH HESTER, b. 1822.

55. iv. JOEL HESTER, b. 1827; d. January 13, 1864.

v. WILLIAM HESTER, b. 1828; d. July 01, 1863; m. LYDIA POWERS.

vi. REUBEN HESTER, b. 1832; d. August 16, 1864, War Between The States.

56. vii. LEWIS HESTER, b. 1835; d. May 03, 1862, War Between The States.

 

19. STEPHEN B3 HESTER, SR (JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1783 in Bladen County, and died in Laurens County GA. He married (1) HULDAH S DREW. He married (2) POLLY UNKNOWN 1805. She was born in Georgia.

More About STEPHEN HESTER and POLLY UNKNOWN:

Marriage: 1805

 

Child of STEPHEN HESTER and POLLY UNKNOWN is:

57. i. STEPHEN B4 HESTER, JR, b. 1810.

 

20. JASPER3 HESTER, JR (JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born March 05, 1785, and died January 05, 1854. He married KEZIAH SINGLETARY 1808. She died 1872.

More About JASPER HESTER and KEZIAH SINGLETARY:

Marriage: 1808

 

Children of JASPER HESTER and KEZIAH SINGLETARY are:

58. i. DAVID4 HESTER, b. 1808.

59. ii. EDITH HESTER, b. January 09, 1809, Bladen County, NC; d. September 14, 1887.

60. iii. AARON HESTER, b. 1814, Bladen County, NC.

 

21. REBECCA3 HESTER (JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1788, and died Bef. April 1834 in Georgia. She married YOUNG KEEN in Georgia.

More About YOUNG KEEN and REBECCA HESTER:

Marriage: Georgia

 

Children of REBECCA HESTER and YOUNG KEEN are:

i. JOHN4 KEEN, b. 1829.

ii. ELI M KEEN, b. 1830; m. NARCISSUS HART.

iii. WILLIAM KEEN, b. 1832; m. ZILPHIA HART.

iv. REBECCA KEEN, b. 1833.

 

22. RACHEL3 HESTER (JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born September 12, 1789. She married (1) WILLIAM HOLLINGER May 19, 1814. She married (2) JOHN G ANDERSON June 04, 1818 in Lauren Co, Ga.

More About WILLIAM HOLLINGER and RACHEL HESTER:

Marriage: May 19, 1814

More About JOHN ANDERSON and RACHEL HESTER:

Marriage: June 04, 1818, Lauren Co, Ga

 

Children of RACHEL HESTER and JOHN ANDERSON are:

i. YOUNG JOHN4 ANDERSON, b. 1819.

61. ii. ANN ANDERSON, b. August 11, 1819, Lauren County, Ga; d. November 24, 1907, Lauren County, Ga.

iii. DANIEL ANDERSON, b. February 15, 1821.

iv. REBECCA ANDERSON, b. September 19, 1823.

 

23. MAULSEY3 HESTER (JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1800 in Bladen County, and died 1885 in Laurens County GA. She married (1) HENRY TOWNSEND 1817. She married (2) JONAS BENTON SPIVEY March 07, 1819 in Lauren Co, Ga. He was born 1800, and died 1838 in Lauren County, Ga.

More About HENRY TOWNSEND and MAULSEY HESTER:

Marriage: 1817

Notes for JONAS BENTON SPIVEY:

Jonas was in the War of 1812. He was a private in Capt Roger L Gamble's Co of Volunteer Infantry, Ga Militia belonging to the Regiment commanded by Lt Col J Johnston. He is on the Muster Roll dated Feb 17, 1815 He enlisted for 6 months.

More About JONAS SPIVEY and MAULSEY HESTER:

Marriage: March 07, 1819, Lauren Co, Ga

 

Children of MAULSEY HESTER and JONAS SPIVEY are:

62. i. GREEN4 SPIVEY, b. 1821, Lauren County, Ga; d. 1859.

63. ii. REBECCA SPIVEY, b. 1825, Lauren County, Ga; d. 1872, Lauren County, Ga.

64. iii. JASPER SPIVEY, b. April 26, 1826, Lauren County, Ga; d. April 1910, Lauren County, Ga.

iv. DANIEL SPIVEY, b. 1829.

v. RACHEL SPIVEY, b. January 1835, Lauren County, Ga.

vi. JANE SPIVEY, b. 1837.

vii. WILLIAM M SPIVEY, b. 1839.

 

24. JOSEPH3 HESTER, JR (JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1789. He married UNKNOWN WIFE.

 

Children of JOSEPH HESTER and UNKNOWN WIFE are:

i. UNKNOWN4 HESTER, b. 1809.

ii. ELIZABETH HESTER, b. 1810; m. UNKNOWN BUTLER.

65. iii. MAULSEY HESTER, b. 1816.

66. iv. JOSEPH HESTER III, b. April 04, 1818, Bladen County, NC; d. August 15, 1881.

v. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. 1820.

vi. EDMUND HESTER, b. 1825; d. May 27, 1894.

67. vii. GEORGE WASHINGTON HESTER, b. June 04, 1828, Bladen County, NC; d. December 01, 1894, Bladen County, NC.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

25. DAVID4 EVERS, SR. (JAMES3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1806 in Bladen County NC, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870. He married MARY UNKNOWN. She was born 1806, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880.

 

Children of DAVID EVERS and MARY UNKNOWN are:

i. WILLIAM J.5 EVERS, b. 1830, Bladen County NC; d. Bet. 1875 - 1879.

ii. PHILLIP EVERS, b. 1831, Bladen County NC; d. April 14, 1865, CSA, Elmira, New York.

iii. JOHN M. EVERS, b. 1833, Bladen County NC.

iv. HELEN EVERS, b. November 07, 1836, Bladen County NC; d. November 28, 1909, Bladen County NC.

v. DAVID EVERS, JR., b. 1837, Bladen County NC.

vi. JOSHUA EVERS, b. 1839, Bladen County NC; d. September 05, 1877.

vii. CHARLOTTE EVERS, b. 1842, Bladen County NC; m. THOMAS C BARBOUR.

68. viii. RANDOLPH M. EVERS, b. May 25, 1848, Bladen County NC; d. July 28, 1907, Bladen County NC.

 

26. WILLIAM JAMES4 EVERS (JAMES3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1813, and died March 27, 1887. He married NANCY ANN ALLEN, daughter of EPHRAIM ALLEN and ANN SCRIVEN. She was born 1819, and died January 11, 1894.

 

Children of WILLIAM EVERS and NANCY ALLEN are:

i. WILLIAM H.5 EVERS, b. Bladen County NC; d. March 1865, Elmira New York-Union Prisoner of War Camp; m. LUCY M ALLEN, November 23, 1863, Bethel Township, Bladen Co, NC.

More About WILLIAM H. EVERS:

Military service: Civil war

More About WILLIAM EVERS and LUCY ALLEN:

Marriage 1: November 23, 1863, Bethel Township, Bladen Co, NC

Marriage 2: Rev R L Sessoms

ii. EPHRIAM EVERS, b. Bladen County NC; d. March 14, 1865, Elmira New York-Union Prisoner of War Camp.

More About EPHRIAM EVERS:

Military service: Civil war

iii. JAMES EVERS, b. Bladen County NC.

69. iv. MARY MARGARET EVERS, b. Bladen County NC; d. 1914, Bladen County.

v. CHARLES EVERS, b. December 21, 1843, Bladen County NC; d. June 22, 1909; m. MARY ANN MCLEAN.

vi. DENNIS EVERS, b. Bladen County NC; d. March 1865, Elmira New York-Union Prisoner of War Camp.

More About DENNIS EVERS:

Military service: Civil war

vii. JOHN J. EVERS, b. 1845, Bladen County NC; m. RANORA PAIT; b. November 1855.

viii. LLY EVERS, b. Bladen County NC.

ix. EXEANNA EVERS, b. Bladen County, NC; d. Aft. 1910.

Notes for EXEANNA EVERS:

Never married but listed as head of houshold in later Census records on her Farm. Martha J. Never married and lived with her.

x. MARTHA J. EVERS, b. Bladen County NC; d. September 14, 1907.

xi. H.J. EVERS, b. 1851, Bladen County NC.

 

27. ESTHER4 EVERS (JAMES3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born December 30, 1806 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 24, 1873 in Bladen County, NC. She married HENRY A. ALLEN, son of EPHRAIM ALLEN and NANCY SCRIVEN. He was born August 06, 1821 in Bladen County NC, and died May 15, 1890 in Bladen County NC.

 

Children of ESTHER EVERS and HENRY ALLEN are:

i. SOPHIA D.5 ALLEN, b. September 20, 1843, Bladen County NC; d. September 08, 1905, Bladen County, NC; m. ANGUS J EVANS, December 29, 1870, Bladen County NC; b. 1840.

More About ANGUS EVANS and SOPHIA ALLEN:

Marriage 1: December 29, 1870, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

ii. SARAH A. ALLEN, b. July 15, 1846, Bladen County NC; d. November 13, 1910, Bladen County, NC; m. CHARLES H BURNEY; b. March 12, 1845; d. November 29, 1919.

iii. EMELINE F. ALLEN, b. June 23, 1847, Bladen County, NC; d. July 12, 1926, Bladen County, NC; m. JAMES WESLEY KING, February 25, 1866; b. 1848, Bladen County, NC; d. December 11, 1929.

More About JAMES KING and EMELINE ALLEN:

Marriage: February 25, 1866

 

28. ZILPHIA4 EVERS (JAMES3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1817. She married (2) NEEDHAM BRYAN. He was born May 25, 1849.

 

Child of ZILPHIA EVERS is:

i. AARON5 EVERS, b. 1838, Bladen County NC; d. September 18, 1864, Brunswick Co NC.

 

29. RICHARD J4 EVERS (WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born August 14, 1807, and died April 03, 1836. He married SOPHIA SMITH 1832. She was born 1815, and died February 19, 1835.

More About RICHARD EVERS and SOPHIA SMITH:

Marriage: 1832

 

Children of RICHARD EVERS and SOPHIA SMITH are:

i. AMEY ANN5 EVERS, b. December 17, 1832.

ii. WILLIAM I EVERS, b. February 14, 1835.

 

30. SARAH VIRGINIA4 EVERS (WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born January 11, 1809. She married JOHN WILKINS July 19, 1827.

More About JOHN WILKINS and SARAH EVERS:

Marriage: July 19, 1827

 

Children of SARAH EVERS and JOHN WILKINS are:

i. ELIZABETH ANN5 WILKINS, b. January 06, 1828.

ii. AMEY CAROLINE WILKINS, b. August 01, 1829.

iii. SARAH ANN WILKINS, b. June 24, 1831.

iv. RUTH JANE WILKINS, b. April 23, 1833.

v. WILLIAM LOUIS WILKINS, m. MARY LIZAR BRITT.

 

31. NANCY4 EVERS (WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born February 03, 1811. She married JAMES BYRON SINGLETARY February 19, 1829.

More About JAMES SINGLETARY and NANCY EVERS:

Marriage: February 19, 1829

 

Children of NANCY EVERS and JAMES SINGLETARY are:

i. ELIZABETH ANN5 SINGLETARY, b. January 15, 1830; d. April 20, 1833.

ii. WILLIAM K SINGLETARY, b. January 31, 1833; d. October 30, 1833.

iii. HARRIET SINGLETARY, b. May 16, 1840; m. PRIOR LEWIS.

iv. NANCY SINGLETARY, b. August 26, 1847; m. JAMES CHARLES KINSLEY.

 

32. ANNA4 EVERS (WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born October 22, 1813 in North Carolina, and died March 10, 1868 in Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. She married LARRY BRYANT BRITT, SR. He was born October 12, 1811 in North Carolina, and died 1852 in Jackson Gap, Alabama.

More About ANNA EVERS:

Education: buried Britt family cemetery, Jackson Gap, Al

More About LARRY BRYANT BRITT, SR:

Education: buried Britt family, Jackson Gap Alabama

 

Children of ANNA EVERS and LARRY BRITT are:

i. INFANT5 BRITT.

More About INFANT BRITT:

Education: on marker no name sex or dates just infant

70. ii. JOHN W. BRITT, DR., b. October 22, 1833, North Carolina; d. February 16, 1910, Jackson Gap, Alabama.

71. iii. RICHARD LEWIS BRITT, b. April 19, 1834, Robeson County North Carolina; d. October 29, 1914, TAllapoosa County ALABAMA.

iv. AMIEY BRITT, b. February 04, 1839, Jackson Gap, Alabama; d. March 23, 1916, Jackson Gap, Alabama.

More About AMIEY BRITT:

Education: Aunt Babe

v. WILLIAM BRITT, b. September 23, 1841, jackson Gap, ALABAMA; d. October 16, 1843, jackson Gap, ALABAMA.

More About WILLIAM BRITT:

Education: Britt family cemetery Jackson Gap Alabama

vi. QUEEN ESTHER BRITT, b. February 23, 1847, Jackson Gap, Alabama; d. August 07, 1914, Jackson Gap, ALABAMA.

More About QUEEN ESTHER BRITT:

Education: Aunt Queen

Namesake: spinster

72. vii. SARAH BRITT, b. 1850, Jackson Gap, Alabama; d. 1931, Tallapoosa Co, Alabama.

viii. ANNIE EVERS BRITT, b. August 09, 1851, Jackson Gap, ALABAMA; d. August 30, 1852, Jackson Gap, ALABAMA.

More About ANNIE EVERS BRITT:

Education: Britt family cemetery Jackson Gap Alabama

ix. LARRY BRYANT BRITT, JR., b. August 09, 1852, Jackson Gap, Alabama; d. April 26, 1929, Jackson Gap, Alabama.

More About LARRY BRYANT BRITT, JR.:

Education: buried Britt family cemetery Jackson Gap Al

 

33. WILLIAM4 EVERS, JR (WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born May 22, 1815, and died August 24, 1878. He married MARY ANN SESSOMS November 20, 1834.

More About WILLIAM EVERS and MARY SESSOMS:

Marriage: November 20, 1834

 

Children of WILLIAM EVERS and MARY SESSOMS are:

i. ELIAS JAMES5 EVERS, b. October 06, 1835.

ii. JOHN WILLIAM EVERS, b. May 04, 1837.

 

34. JAMES ORLAN4 EVERS (JASPER3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1815, and died 1896.

 

Child of JAMES ORLAN EVERS is:

73. i. JOHN THOMAS5 EVERS, b. 1862; d. 1947.

 

35. WILLIAM SIMPSON4 LEWIS (HANNAH3 HESTER, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born May 16, 1824 in Bladen County, and died August 12, 1880 in Bladen County. He married SARAH ANN SINGLETARY October 09, 1849, daughter of JOSHUA SINGLETARY and ANNA LENNON. She was born April 22, 1829 in Bladen County NC, and died April 03, 1903.

Notes for WILLIAM SIMPSON LEWIS:

When their father died William and Richard inherited a great deal of land and money from their father's estate. William Served in Home Guard during the war between the states but was discharged

More About WILLIAM SIMPSON LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

Medical Information: Heart Diesease

More About SARAH ANN SINGLETARY:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

More About WILLIAM LEWIS and SARAH SINGLETARY:

Marriage: October 09, 1849

 

Children of WILLIAM LEWIS and SARAH SINGLETARY are:

74. i. ANNIE ELIZABETH5 LEWIS, b. December 03, 1852, Bladen County NC; d. March 20, 1938.

75. ii. EDWARD JOSHUA LEWIS, b. August 29, 1850, Bladen County NC; d. September 15, 1901, Bladen County.

76. iii. HANNAH JANE LEWIS, b. January 05, 1851, Bladen County NC; d. Abt. 1888.

iv. RICHARD SIMSON LEWIS, b. April 04, 1855, Bladen County NC; d. March 19, 1911.

More About RICHARD SIMSON LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

v. SARAH LEWIS, b. March 19, 1857.

77. vi. WILLIAM EVANDER LEWIS, b. February 20, 1860, Bladen County; d. March 02, 1942.

 

36. RICHARD MULLINGTON4 LEWIS III (HANNAH3 HESTER, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born October 14, 1827 in Bladen County, and died October 08, 1886. He married CLARISSA E. ROZIER.

Notes for RICHARD MULLINGTON LEWIS III:

Spent most of his life on the Plantation he inherited from his father.

More About RICHARD MULLINGTON LEWIS III:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

 

Children of RICHARD LEWIS and CLARISSA ROZIER are:

i. M.A.5 LEWIS, b. 1854.

78. ii. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY LEWIS, b. 1854.

iii. D.J. LEWIS, b. 1856.

iv. R.W. LEWIS, b. 1848.

v. LILLIE LEWIS, b. 1863.

 

37. MAULSEY4 HESTER (THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1809 in Bladen County, NC, and died Aft. 1846 in Texas. She married WILLIS SINGLETARY Bet. 1831 - 1833, son of JOSIAH SINGLETARY and SARAH HARRISON. He was born 1795 in Bladen County, NC, and died Aft. 1869 in Texas.

More About WILLIS SINGLETARY and MAULSEY HESTER:

Marriage: Bet. 1831 - 1833

 

Children of MAULSEY HESTER and WILLIS SINGLETARY are:

i. DANIEL5 SINGLETARY, b. 1828.

ii. MILTON T SINGLETARY, b. 1831, Bladen County, NC.

iii. THOMAS SINGLETARY, b. 1832, Bladen County, NC.

iv. SARAH SINGLETARY, b. 1835, Bladen County, NC; d. Panola Co, Texas; m. JOSEPH E ADAMS, May 03, 1863, Panola Co, Texas.

More About JOSEPH ADAMS and SARAH SINGLETARY:

Marriage: May 03, 1863, Panola Co, Texas

v. WILLIAM JAMES SINGLETARY, b. 1837, Bladen County, NC.

vi. DANIEL SINGLETARY, b. 1842, Bladen County, NC; d. Panola Co, Texas.

79. vii. FRANCIS FRANKLIN SINGLETARY, b. 1846, Bladen County, NC; d. Panola Co, Texas.

viii. DAVID SINGLETARY, b. 1844.

ix. ELIZABETH SINGLETARY, b. 1847.

80. x. MILLY AMELIA SINGLETARY, b. June 1847, Bladen County, NC.

xi. ANDREW DAVID SINGLETARY, b. 1848, Bladen County, NC; d. Panola Co, Texas; m. AMANDA A MIDDLETON, October 29, 1871, Panola Co, Texas.

More About ANDREW SINGLETARY and AMANDA MIDDLETON:

Marriage: October 29, 1871, Panola Co, Texas

xii. ELIZABETH SINGLETARY, b. 1852, Bladen County, NC.

 

38. JOSIAH4 HESTER (THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born January 01, 1812, and died December 08, 1880 in Franklin Co, Ms. He married REBECCA MCREE January 08, 1835. She was born December 25, 1816 in Bladen County, NC, and died April 14, 1900 in Franklin Co, Ms.

More About JOSIAH HESTER and REBECCA MCREE:

Marriage: January 08, 1835

 

Children of JOSIAH HESTER and REBECCA MCREE are:

81. i. WILLIAM T5 HESTER, b. November 05, 1835, Mississippi; d. February 04, 1904.

82. ii. MARY ELIZABETH HESTER, b. December 03, 1839, Mississippi; d. December 19, 1913.

83. iii. JAMES L HESTER, b. June 25, 1842, Mississippi; d. March 15, 1886.

iv. HARRIETT A HESTER, b. 1848, Mississippi.

 

39. EPHRAIM4 HESTER (THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 15, 1813 in Bladen County, NC, and died February 04, 1875 in Mississippi. He married MARY STANTON.

 

Children of EPHRAIM HESTER and MARY STANTON are:

i. SARAH E5 HESTER, b. 1837, Copiah Co, Mississippi.

ii. MARTHA ANN HESTER, b. 1839; m. OLLEN MUNN, March 10, 1863, Rev R M Sessoms; b. 1835.

More About OLLEN MUNN and MARTHA HESTER:

Marriage 1: March 10, 1863, Rev R M Sessoms

Marriage 2: Hickory Gr Church, Bladen Co, NC

iii. LUCY ANN HESTER, b. 1843.

84. iv. JOHN T HESTER, b. April 11, 1857, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. Aft. 1891.

v. ISABELLA HESTER, b. February 01, 1860, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi; m. ROBERT O'QUINN.

vi. UNKNOWN HESTER, b. September 16, 1860; d. October 02, 1860.

vii. COPIAH HESTER, b. September 16, 1860, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. October 12, 1860, Antioch, Copiah Co, Mississippi.

viii. CHARLES RANDOLPH HESTER, b. April 18, 1862; d. October 02, 1873, Mississippi.

 

40. DANIEL THOMAS4 HESTER (THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 15, 1816 in Bladen County, and died September 02, 1884. He married SARAH LEWIS. She was born May 27, 1825, and died March 04, 1884.

 

Children of DANIEL HESTER and SARAH LEWIS are:

85. i. MARTHA JANE5 HESTER, b. October 29, 1845; d. June 26, 1885.

86. ii. EDWARD THOMAS HESTER, b. May 02, 1848; d. July 09, 1904.

87. iii. SARAH CELIA HESTER, b. September 08, 1853, Bladen County, NC; d. February 11, 1901, Bladen County, NC.

iv. MARY FLORENCE HESTER, b. 1855; m. JOHN D BIGGS.

 

41. AMELIA4 HESTER (THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1820 in Bladen County, NC, and died Aft. 1860. She married WILLIAM FREEMAN 1834 in Bladen County NC by Rev Colin Shaw, son of JOHN FREEMAN and NANCY UNKNOWN.

More About WILLIAM FREEMAN and AMELIA HESTER:

Marriage: 1834, Bladen County NC by Rev Colin Shaw

 

Children of AMELIA HESTER and WILLIAM FREEMAN are:

88. i. JOHN THOMAS5 FREEMAN, SR, b. August 26, 1835, Bladen County, NC; d. June 23, 1917, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

89. ii. SARAH JANE FREEMAN, b. November 03, 1836, Bladen County, NC; d. April 10, 1898.

90. iii. MARTHA ANN FREEMAN, b. 1839, North Carolina.

91. iv. LUCY ANN FREEMAN, b. September 13, 1843, Bladen County, NC; d. July 06, 1897, Smylie, Mississippi.

 

42. MATTHEW4 HESTER (STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 25, 1810 in Bladen County, NC, and died November 30, 1859. He married SOPHIA GUYTON December 24, 1832, daughter of WILLIAM GUYTON. She was born May 15, 1812 in Bladen County, NC, and died October 14, 1897 in Bladen County, NC.

More About MATTHEW HESTER and SOPHIA GUYTON:

Marriage: December 24, 1832

 

Children of MATTHEW HESTER and SOPHIA GUYTON are:

92. i. JOHN WILLIAM5 HESTER, d. 1932.

ii. CAROLINE HESTER.

93. iii. JOSEPH HESTER, SR, b. October 30, 1833, Bladen County, NC; d. December 04, 1902.

94. iv. SNOWDEN HESTER, REV, b. December 08, 1836, Bladen County, NC; d. July 07, 1916, Bladen County, NC.

95. v. WRIGHT HESTER, SR, b. March 05, 1842, Bladen County, NC; d. January 29, 1899, Bladen County NC.

vi. WILLIAM HESTER, b. 1844.

Notes for WILLIAM HESTER:

William and brother Stephen Hester left Beautiful Bladen Co swampland and moved to Texas.

 

96. vii. THOMAS HESTER, b. April 20, 1848; d. April 29, 1923.

viii. STEPHEN HESTER, b. 1849.

Notes for STEPHEN HESTER:

He and his brother William Hester moved to Texas.

 

97. ix. MATTHEW MONROE HESTER, b. July 30, 1852; d. April 12, 1921.

 

43. CHARITY4 HESTER (STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1815 in Bladen County, NC, and died June 1879 in Bladen County, NC. She married JOHN PATE 1834, son of DAVID PATE and FERABY BOYETT. He was born 1815 in Wayne County NC, and died 1880 in Bladen County NC.

More About JOHN PATE and CHARITY HESTER:

Marriage: 1834

 

Children of CHARITY HESTER and JOHN PATE are:

98. i. STEPHEN5 PATE, b. 1835, Bladen County NC; d. 1865, Bladen County NC.

99. ii. PENELOPE PATE, b. 1836, Bladen County, NC; d. Aft. 1861, Bladen County, NC.

iii. DANIEL EDWARD PATE, b. 1838, Bladen County, NC; d. May 09, 1865, Elmira NY.

100. iv. NELSON PATE, b. March 1842, Bladen County, NC; d. Bef. 1910, Bladen County NC.

101. v. DAVID PATE, b. July 29, 1843, Bladen County, NC; d. November 19, 1915, Bladen County, NC.

102. vi. FERABY A. PATE, b. Abt. 1845, Bladen County, NC; d. October 19, 1915, Bladen County, NC.

vii. RENNA PATE, b. Abt. 1848, Bladen County, NC.

103. viii. JOHN MONTGOMERY PATE, b. November 1850, Bladen County NC; d. August 20, 1929, Bladen County, NC.

104. ix. ANDREW G. PATE, b. August 1858, Bladen County, NC; d. Abt. 1910, Bladen County, NC.

 

44. MILBRY4 HESTER (STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born May 10, 1816 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 22, 1879 in Bladen County, NC. She married JAMES PATE PAIT 1839 in Bladen County NC, son of DAVID PATE and FERABY BOYETT. He was born January 16, 1815 in Bladen County, and died November 08, 1892 in Bladen County, NC.

More About JAMES PAIT and MILBRY HESTER:

Marriage: 1839, Bladen County NC

 

Children of MILBRY HESTER and JAMES PAIT are:

105. i. MILLISA5 PAIT, b. December 26, 1841, Bladen County, NC; d. March 26, 1921, Bladen County, NC.

ii. EDWARD PAIT, b. Abt. 1842, Bladen County NC; d. May 27, 1862, Hanover Courthouse, VA.

106. iii. MARY AMELIA PAIT, b. March 22, 1845, Bladen County, NC; d. May 04, 1910, Bladen County, NC.

107. iv. CLARA JANE PAIT, b. April 06, 1847, Bladen County, NC; d. November 15, 1909, Leon County TX.

108. v. EMLAR PAIT, b. May 29, 1849, Bladen County, NC; d. November 25, 1934, Bladen County, NC.

109. vi. MARSHALL PAIT, b. January 16, 1850, Bladen County, NC; d. July 30, 1926, Bladen County, NC.

110. vii. GILLESPIE MCDOUGAL PAIT, b. July 24, 1852, Bladen County, NC; d. September 30, 1892, Wilson County NC.

111. viii. CHARITY ELIZABETH PAIT, b. April 01, 1856, Bladen County, NC; d. January 26, 1923, Bladen County, NC.

112. ix. FRANCIS ASBURY PAIT, b. November 10, 1858, Bladen County, NC; d. June 11, 1906, Bladen County, NC.

113. x. OLLEN M. PAIT, b. September 27, 1860, Bladen County, NC; d. May 23, 1944, Bladen County, NC.

 

45. JOHN A4 HESTER (STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1831 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 03, 1863 in Bladen County, NC. He married CHARITY BRADLEY.

 

Children of JOHN HESTER and CHARITY BRADLEY are:

i. FRANK5 HESTER, b. 1857.

ii. FURNEY HESTER, b. 1859.

 

46. ELIZABETH4 BRISSON (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 10, 1809 in Bladen County, NC. She married JOHN FREEMAN, JR, son of JOHN FREEMAN and NANCY UNKNOWN.

 

Children of ELIZABETH BRISSON and JOHN FREEMAN are:

i. NANCY5 FREEMAN, b. 1830; m. JONATHAN RUSS III.

ii. MARY FREEMAN, b. 1831, Bladen County, NC; m. UNKNOWN SYKES.

114. iii. COMFORT FREEMAN, b. 1835.

iv. MARTHA ANN FREEMAN, b. 1839; d. December 28, 1928; m. JACK SYKES.

v. DOROTHY FREEMAN, b. 1842, Bladen County, NC.

vi. ELIZABETH ANN FREEMAN, b. 1846, Bladen County, NC; d. September 30, 1928; m. JAMES KING; b. 1845, Bladen County, NC.

vii. JOHN A FREEMAN, b. 1849, Bladen County, NC.

viii. ELIZA FREEMAN, b. 1851, Bladen County, NC; d. April 20, 1936.

 

47. MARY EDITH4 BRISSON (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born May 11, 1811 in Bladen County, NC. She married DAVID HESTER, son of JASPER HESTER and KEZIAH SINGLETARY. He was born 1808.

Notes for DAVID HESTER:

David's will was written Aug 4 1887 and executed Oct 1886. One son was left out, Jason. It was witnessed by Jno W Cashwell and James Cashwell.

 

Children of MARY BRISSON and DAVID HESTER are:

115. i. SARAH5 HESTER, b. July 23, 1833, Bladen County, NC; d. December 10, 1905, Bladen County, NC.

116. ii. EDITH HESTER, b. September 17, 1834, Bladen County, NC; d. January 19, 1930, Bladen County, NC.

iii. JASON HESTER.

iv. MARY ANN HESTER, b. November 17, 1842, Bladen County, NC; d. July 25, 1910, Bladen County, NC.

v. JASPER HESTER, b. 1846, Bladen County NC; d. February 20, 1865, Ft Fisher.

vi. MAULSEY JANE HESTER, b. April 27, 1849, Bladen County, NC; d. August 27, 1900.

vii. DAVID ASBURY HESTER, b. August 21, 1856, Bladen County, NC; d. February 05, 1933.

117. viii. JOANNAH HESTER, b. May 04, 1862, Bladen County, NC; d. October 03, 1933, Bladen County, NC.

ix. LEONARD GRANT HESTER, b. April 02, 1869; d. November 04, 1928; m. LUCY DAVIS; b. May 25, 1865; d. April 12, 1940, Bladen County, NC.

x. DANIEL EDMOND HESTER, b. September 04, 1857, Bladen County, NC; d. March 17, 1936, Bladen County, NC; m. EXCIE ANN EDWARDS, October 11, 1876, Bladen County NC; b. March 05, 1859, Bladen County, NC; d. January 17, 1941, Bladen County, NC.

More About DANIEL HESTER and EXCIE EDWARDS:

Marriage 1: October 11, 1876, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

 

48. STEPHEN4 BRISSON (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born January 03, 1815 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 02, 1903 in Bladen County, NC. He married (1) HELEN ALLEN, daughter of EPHRAIM ALLEN and NANCY SCRIVEN. She was born September 01, 1813 in Bladen County, NC, and died February 02 in Bladen County, NC. He married (2) HARRIET SINGLETARY, daughter of JONATHAN SINGLETARY and SARAH HARRISON. She was born May 25, 1825 in Bladen County, NC, and died September 12, 1900 in Bladen County, NC.

 

Children of STEPHEN BRISSON and HELEN ALLEN are:

118. i. REUBEN5 BRISSON, b. February 05, 1837, Bladen County, NC; d. May 12, 1918, Robeson Co, NC.

ii. LEONARD BRISSON, b. 1839, Bladen County, NC.

iii. ALEXANDER BRISSON, b. August 30, 1841, Bladen County, NC; d. March 07, 1928, Robeson Co, NC; m. MARY JANE CHASEN, January 08, 1873, Maysville, Bladen Co, NC.

More About ALEXANDER BRISSON and MARY CHASEN:

Marriage 1: January 08, 1873, Maysville, Bladen Co, NC

Marriage 2: Rev McFadyen

119. iv. JOSEPH H BRISSON, b. October 01, 1844, Bladen County, NC; d. March 20, 1923, Bladen County, NC.

v. STEPHEN H T BRISSON, b. October 01, 1844, Bladen County, NC.

120. vi. ELEANOR D BRISSON, b. October 16, 1848, Bladen County, NC; d. January 26, 1937.

121. vii. HELEN SOPHIE BRISSON, b. July 15, 1851, Bladen County NC; d. October 31, 1930.

 

 

Children of STEPHEN BRISSON and HARRIET SINGLETARY are:

122. viii. BUD5 BRISSON, d. November 17, 1936.

ix. ANN E BRISSON.

x. WILLIAM HENRY BRISSON.

xi. STEPHEN THOMAS BRISSON, m. VIRGINIA MCMILLAN.

xii. HARRIETT A BRISSON.

xiii. ALLENORA BRISSON.

xiv. ALICE BRISSON, m. JOSEPH MERCER, August 09, 1891.

More About JOSEPH MERCER and ALICE BRISSON:

Marriage: August 09, 1891

xv. WILLIAM FRANK BRISSON, b. December 12, 1850; d. December 21, 1926; m. MARTHA JANE MERCER, July 16, 1877; b. June 12, 1861; d. September 18, 1931.

More About WILLIAM BRISSON and MARTHA MERCER:

Marriage: July 16, 1877

 

49. ANTHONY D4 BRISSON, JR (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born October 12, 1819 in Bladen County, NC, and died December 28, 1865 in Goldsboro, NC. He married NANCY MUNCE October 14, 1858, daughter of JAMES MUNCE and SARAH WHITE. She was born May 10, 1824, and died December 28, 1889.

More About ANTHONY BRISSON and NANCY MUNCE:

Marriage: October 14, 1858

 

Children of ANTHONY BRISSON and NANCY MUNCE are:

123. i. MARY CARROWAY5 BRISSON, b. September 09, 1859; d. September 15, 1910.

124. ii. JAMES ANTHONY BRISSON, b. March 27, 1861; d. September 30, 1941, Bethel Tws, Bladen County, NC.

125. iii. ANTHONY ALEXANDER BRISSON, b. January 04, 1865, Bladen County, NC; d. May 30, 1925, Bladen County, NC.

 

50. ISHAM4 BRISSON (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 12, 1822 in Bladen County, NC, and died 1893. He married LENORAH ALLEN, daughter of JOSEPH ALLEN and ANNA KING. She was born 1831 in Bladen County, and died 1895 in Bladen County, NC.

 

Children of ISHAM BRISSON and LENORAH ALLEN are:

i. J.A.5 BRISSON, b. Bladen County, NC.

ii. HANNAH BRISSON, b. Bladen County, NC; d. March 17, 1934.

iii. CHARLES BRISSON.

126. iv. MANNING BRISSON, b. June 15, 1860; d. October 20, 1918.

v. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY BRISSON, b. May 12, 1863, Bladen County, NC; d. January 13, 1961, Bladen County; m. HARRIETT ALLEN; b. January 13, 1868, Bladen County NC; d. January 29, 1942, Bladen County NC.

vi. ALBERT R. BRISSON, b. July 11, 1866; d. February 17, 1950.

vii. MARY JANE BRISSON, b. June 07, 1868, Bladen County NC; d. May 17, 1952, Bladen County NC.

viii. NEIL GRAHAM BRISSON, b. July 12, 1856, Bladen County NC; d. July 08, 1922, Bladen County, NC.

 

51. JOSEPH4 BRISSON (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 14, 1824 in Bladen County, NC, and died June 06, 1907 in Bladen County, NC. He married ANNE MARIAH ALLEN, daughter of JOSEPH ALLEN and ANNA KING.

 

Children of JOSEPH BRISSON and ANNE ALLEN are:

i. LUCINDA5 BRISSON, b. October 13, 1857, Bladen County, NC; d. June 24, 1935, Bladen County, NC.

More About LUCINDA BRISSON:

Burial: June 24, 1935, Center Road Cemetery

ii. WILLIAM LEE BRISSON, b. January 10, 1858, Bladen County, NC; d. March 12, 1929, Bladen County, NC.

iii. DAVID JACKSON BRISSON, b. September 10, 1863, Bladen County NC; d. January 14, 1941.

iv. ISHAM HENRY BRISSON, b. March 29, 1867, Bladen County, NC; d. October 15, 1921, Bladen County, NC.

v. JOELENA BRISSON, b. September 16, 1891, Bladen; m. SANDY B CASHWELL; b. September 16, 1884.

 

52. NANCY4 BRISSON (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born October 31, 1826 in Bladen County, NC, and died December 28, 1889 in Bladen County, NC. She married PARIS S.L. GUYTON, son of WILLIAM GUYTON and SARAH UNKNOWN. He was born 1821 in Bladen.

 

Children of NANCY BRISSON and PARIS GUYTON are:

i. NATHAN5 GUYTON, b. 1851, Bladen County NC.

ii. CAROLINE GUYTON, b. 1852.

iii. EPHRAIM COOK GUYTON, b. September 12, 1853, Bladen County NC; d. January 23, 1930; m. AMANDA JANE DOWLESS, May 13, 1880; b. November 18, 1862, Bladen County NC; d. September 18, 1944.

More About EPHRAIM GUYTON and AMANDA DOWLESS:

Marriage: May 13, 1880

iv. WILLIAM B. GUYTON, b. 1855, Bladen County NC.

v. ANTHONY D. GUYTON, b. June 07, 1856, Bladen County, NC; d. April 11, 1927.

vi. GEORGE T. GUYTON, b. December 09, 1857, Bladen County; d. April 21, 1909, Bladen County NC.

vii. PARIS FRANKLIN GUYTON, b. November 30, 1859, Bladen County; d. September 30, 1931.

viii. NANCY J. GUYTON, b. 1862, Bladen.

ix. MARIAH M. GUYTON, b. 1864, Bladen County, NC.

x. JOHAN H. GUYTON, b. 1866, Bladen County.

xi. ISHAM H. GUYTON, b. March 03, 1866, Bladen County; d. February 23, 1924, Bladen; m. ADELINE UNKNOWN.

xii. WILLIS N. GUYTON, b. October 29, 1868, Bladen County NC; d. August 18, 1930, Bladen County NC.

xiii. ROBERT GUYTON, b. 1869, Bladen County NC.

 

53. HULDAH4 BRISSON (COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 05, 1829 in Bladen County, NC. She married JESSE C. PAIT 1849 in Bladen County NC, son of DAVID PATE and FERABY BOYETT. He was born December 1824 in Bladen County NC, and died Aft. 1900.

More About JESSE PAIT and HULDAH BRISSON:

Marriage: 1849, Bladen County NC

 

Children of HULDAH BRISSON and JESSE PAIT are:

i. RANORA5 PAIT, b. November 1855; m. JOHN J. EVERS; b. 1845, Bladen County NC.

ii. CAMDEN KIVER PAIT, b. September 22, 1850, Bladen Co, NC; d. November 06, 1918, Bladen Co, NC.

iii. FIDELIA PAIT, b. March 10, 1853, Bladen Co, NC; d. July 18, 1913, Bladen Co, NC.

iv. LEONARD ROBERT PAIT, b. August 25, 1858, Bladen Co, NC; d. November 24, 1928, Bladen Co, NC.

v. ALAPHARE PAIT, b. December 17, 1863, Bladen Co, NC; d. January 28, 1911, Bladen Co, NC.

vi. CHARLIE PAIT, b. November 03, 1867, Bladen Co, NC; d. October 16, 1918, Bladen Co, NC.

vii. EVANDER PAIT, b. October 30, 1870, Bladen Co, NC; d. March 07, 1957, Bladen Co, NC.

viii. ALEXANDER ROBERT PAIT, b. February 12, 1872, Bladen Co, NC; d. 1939.

 

54. JOB4 HESTER (ACHILLES3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1820, and died April 14, 1888. He married AMELIA HARRELLSON. She was born September 02, 1820, and died September 20, 1896.

 

Children of JOB HESTER and AMELIA HARRELLSON are:

127. i. MARY ELIZA5 HESTER, b. August 16, 1846; d. September 11, 1914.

ii. MOSES HESTER, b. 1848.

iii. DELPHIA HESTER, b. 1857.

iv. HAYES HESTER, b. June 06, 1858, Bladen Co, NC; d. September 30, 1933, Bladen Co, NC.

v. DOCK F HESTER, b. 1861.

vi. DANIEL HESTER, b. May 10, 1864; d. May 26, 1929.

 

55. JOEL4 HESTER (ACHILLES3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1827, and died January 13, 1864. He married ANNA JANE UNKNOWN. She was born 1820.

 

Children of JOEL HESTER and ANNA UNKNOWN are:

i. SARAH JANE5 HESTER, b. 1848.

ii. DAVID J HESTER, b. 1849.

iii. E M HESTER, b. 1851.

iv. REBECCA HESTER, b. 1852.

v. JOHN H HESTER, b. May 13, 1857; d. July 31, 1919.

vi. MARIAH HESTER, b. 1859.

 

56. LEWIS4 HESTER (ACHILLES3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1835, and died May 03, 1862 in War Between The States. He married CAROLINE HESTER January 13, 1859 in Hickory Gr Church, Bladen Co, NC.

More About LEWIS HESTER and CAROLINE HESTER:

Marriage 1: January 13, 1859, Hickory Gr Church, Bladen Co, NC

Marriage 2: Rev R M Sessoms

 

Child of LEWIS HESTER and CAROLINE HESTER is:

i. LEWIS THOMAS5 HESTER, b. November 23, 1859, Bladen County NC; d. December 25, 1927, Bladen County, NC.

 

57. STEPHEN B4 HESTER, JR (STEPHEN B3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1810. He married CHARLOTTE STEWART. She was born in Georgia.

 

Children of STEPHEN HESTER and CHARLOTTE STEWART are:

i. WILLIAM ROBERT5 HESTER, b. September 10, 1844; d. January 09, 1924; m. DORA P GRETCHUM TURNER, October 21, 1878; b. December 19, 1858, Lauren County, Ga; d. June 06, 1906, Lauren County, Ga.

More About WILLIAM HESTER and DORA TURNER:

Marriage: October 21, 1878

ii. FRANCIS MARION HESTER, b. February 06, 1847.

iii. SARAHANN ELIZABETH HESTER, b. February 12, 1848.

iv. ELI STEPHENS HESTER, b. October 10, 1854, Lauren County, Ga; d. July 10, 1928, Lauren County, Ga.

v. ARCHIBALD GREEN HESTER, b. October 12, 1858, Lauren County, Ga; d. April 15, 1939, Lauren County, Ga.

vi. JAMES ANDREW HESTER, b. August 07, 1862.

vii. JOHN REDON HESTER, b. January 17, 1866.

viii. HENRY NEAL HESTER, b. November 22, 1869.

 

58. DAVID4 HESTER (JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1808. He married (1) MARY EDITH BRISSON, daughter of ANTHONY BRISSON and COMFORT HESTER. She was born May 11, 1811 in Bladen County, NC. He married (2) RACHEL EDWARDS. She died Aft. 1887.

Notes for DAVID HESTER:

David's will was written Aug 4 1887 and executed Oct 1886. One son was left out, Jason. It was witnessed by Jno W Cashwell and James Cashwell.

 

Children are listed above under (47) Mary Edith Brisson.

 

59. EDITH4 HESTER (JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born January 09, 1809 in Bladen County, NC, and died September 14, 1887. She married ISAAC DAVIS 1827. He was born April 22, 1805 in Bladen County, NC, and died November 26, 1887.

More About ISAAC DAVIS and EDITH HESTER:

Marriage: 1827

 

Children of EDITH HESTER and ISAAC DAVIS are:

i. ELIZABETH ANN5 DAVIS, b. June 22, 1829, Bladen County NC; d. May 01, 1911.

ii. MARY JANE DAVIS, b. April 11, 1835, Bladen County, NC; d. October 31, 1907.

iii. WILLIAM ROSS DAVIS, b. April 11, 1835, Bladen County NC; d. April 01, 1924.

iv. ISAAC AYERS DAVIS, b. April 29, 1843, Bladen County NC; d. September 28, 1917.

v. EDWARD JACKSON DAVIS, b. September 30, 1846, Bladen County NC; d. July 14, 1925, Bladen County NC.

 

60. AARON4 HESTER (JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1814 in Bladen County, NC. He married (1) EMELINE GUYTON, daughter of DAVID GUYTON and FLORA PATTERSON. She was born in Bladen County NC. He married (2) LENORA SINGLETARY 1836. She was born 1816.

More About AARON HESTER and LENORA SINGLETARY:

Marriage: 1836

 

Child of AARON HESTER and EMELINE GUYTON is:

i. EMELINE5 HESTER, b. Abt. 1836, Bladen County NC.

 

 

Children of AARON HESTER and LENORA SINGLETARY are:

128. ii. ELVIRA5 HESTER, b. July 06, 1838, Bladen County NC; d. March 30, 1914, Bladen County NC.

iii. WILLIAM JOSEPH HESTER, b. Abt. 1843, Bladen County NC; d. March 29, 1865, Elmira NY; m. MARY AMELIA PAIT, September 01, 1864, Bladen County NC; b. March 22, 1845, Bladen County, NC; d. May 04, 1910, Bladen County, NC.

More About WILLIAM HESTER and MARY PAIT:

Marriage: September 01, 1864, Bladen County NC

iv. DAVID D. HESTER, b. Abt. 1845, Bladen County NC; d. February 06, 1865, Civil War.

129. v. SARAH ELIZABETH HESTER, b. May 14, 1848, Bladen County NC; d. March 27, 1913, Bladen County, NC.

vi. AARON SINGLETARY HESTER, b. December 1849.

vii. B.A. HESTER, b. Abt. 1854.

 

61. ANN4 ANDERSON (RACHEL3 HESTER, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born August 11, 1819 in Lauren County, Ga, and died November 24, 1907 in Lauren County, Ga. She married HARDY SMITH II May 22, 1836 in Laurens COunty GA, son of HARDY SMITH and REBECCA THOMPSON.

More About HARDY SMITH and ANN ANDERSON:

Marriage: May 22, 1836, Laurens COunty GA

 

Children of ANN ANDERSON and HARDY SMITH are:

i. JOHN A.5 SMITH, b. September 02, 1837.

ii. HARDY SMITH, b. October 24, 1841.

iii. LOFTON LAMAR SMITH, b. December 05, 1843.

iv. RACHEL SMITH, b. February 1847.

v. REBECCA SMITH, b. April 09, 1849.

vi. DANIEL ANDERSON SMITH, b. September 09, 1851; d. January 07, 1919; m. CELESTIA HERDON, March 04, 1885.

More About DANIEL SMITH and CELESTIA HERDON:

Marriage: March 04, 1885

vii. HENRY PRESTON SMITH, b. Abt. 1853.

viii. ANN ELIZA SMITH, b. November 08, 1859.

 

62. GREEN4 SPIVEY (MAULSEY3 HESTER, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1821 in Lauren County, Ga, and died 1859. He married CHARITY UNKNOWN.

 

Children of GREEN SPIVEY and CHARITY UNKNOWN are:

i. HENRY D.5 SPIVEY, b. Abt. 1844, Lauren County, Ga; d. August 21, 1862, Lynchburg, VA.

Notes for HENRY D. SPIVEY:

Henry served in the War between the States in Co. G, 49th Reg. Georgia Infantry. Laurens County GA. He enlisted in March 4 1862 as a private and then died the same year in Lynchburg. He is buried in the Confederate Cemetery the

ii. WILLIAM B. SPIVEY, b. May 11, 1844, Lauren County, Ga; d. July 1907, Lauren County, Ga; m. GEORGIA ANN WHITE, August 16, 1866, Lauren Co, Ga.

Notes for WILLIAM B. SPIVEY:

William Served in the Confederate Army in Co. G. 49th Reg. GA.

More About WILLIAM SPIVEY and GEORGIA WHITE:

Marriage: August 16, 1866, Lauren Co, Ga

iii. ROSEY SPIVEY, b. Abt. 1846.

iv. JASPER JEFFERSON SPIVEY, b. Abt. 1847, Lauren County, Ga; m. FRANCES HICKS, October 23, 1869, Lauren Co, Ga.

More About JASPER SPIVEY and FRANCES HICKS:

Marriage: October 23, 1869, Lauren Co, Ga

v. ELIZA SPIVEY, b. Abt. 1854, Lauren County, Ga; m. JAMES BARFIELD, May 01, 1872, Laurens COunty GA.

More About JAMES BARFIELD and ELIZA SPIVEY:

Marriage: May 01, 1872, Laurens COunty GA

 

63. REBECCA4 SPIVEY (MAULSEY3 HESTER, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born 1825 in Lauren County, Ga, and died 1872 in Lauren County, Ga. She married GREEN BERRY HUCKABEE TURNER 1849.

More About GREEN TURNER and REBECCA SPIVEY:

Marriage: 1849

 

Children of REBECCA SPIVEY and GREEN TURNER are:

i. JOHN RUFUS5 TURNER, b. 1849, Georgia; m. JANE MATTOX.

ii. SARAH A M TURNER, b. 1850.

iii. GEORGE B TURNER, b. 1852, Georgia.

iv. REBECCA FLAURA TURNER, b. 1854, Georgia; m. WILLIAM WOOD.

v. LAFAYETTE TURNER, b. 1856; m. WILLIAM JACOB STEWART, March 16, 1879, Lauren Co, Ga.

More About WILLIAM STEWART and LAFAYETTE TURNER:

Marriage: March 16, 1879, Lauren Co, Ga

vi. DORA P GRETCHUM TURNER, b. December 19, 1858, Lauren County, Ga; d. June 06, 1906, Lauren County, Ga; m. WILLIAM ROBERT HESTER, October 21, 1878; b. September 10, 1844; d. January 09, 1924.

More About WILLIAM HESTER and DORA TURNER:

Marriage: October 21, 1878

vii. LUISA TURNER, b. 1860.

viii. ISABELLA VIRGINIA TURNER, b. 1863, Georgia; m. JOHN CLEMMENTS.

 

64. JASPER4 SPIVEY (MAULSEY3 HESTER, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born April 26, 1826 in Lauren County, Ga, and died April 1910 in Lauren County, Ga. He married MARY H KEA December 09, 1849 in Emanual co Ga, daughter of WARREN KEA and POLLY BEASLEY.

Notes for JASPER SPIVEY:

Jasper served in the Confederate Army, Co B 57th Reg, Ga volunteers, Infantry of Laurens Co Ga.

 

More About JASPER SPIVEY and MARY KEA:

Marriage: December 09, 1849, Emanual co Ga

 

Children of JASPER SPIVEY and MARY KEA are:

i. SPENCER W5 SPIVEY, b. May 1851, Lauren County, Ga; d. January 01, 1925, Douglas, Coffee Co, Ga.

ii. WARREN J SPIVEY, b. 1852, Lauren County, Ga.

iii. JANE SPIVEY, b. April 16, 1856, Lauren County, Ga; d. December 06, 1925, Tanner Dist, Coffee Co, Ga.

iv. ARSENA SPIVEY, b. 1859.

v. MARY M SPIVEY, b. May 1861, Lauren County, Ga; m. HENRY G KITE.

vi. WILEY SPIVEY, b. February 04, 1863, Emanual Co, Ga; d. September 11, 1947, Douglas, Coffee Co, Ga.

Notes for WILEY SPIVEY:

Wiley was a deaf mute. The following appeared upon his death. Popular Character of Douglas is Dead. Wiley Spivey, long a Coffee County "Fixture" and was one of their most colorful characters, at the age of 104. He passed up and down the sidewalks of Douglas for the past forty years, always smiling, he considered everyone his friend and had carried on many interesting conversations with those who understood his sign language. When he walked into the drug store, he was at once served his favorite drink, Coca Cola. Coming to Douglas from Soperton, he sold trinkets from a buggy. He first charged ten cents to peep at a rattlesnake in a box in the buggy, then displayed his trinkets for sale. Later he walked and carried a knap sack over his shoulder. For a while he slept on floors of upstairs office buildings and on benches but a good man of the town built him a small home where he has lived comfortably. A few years ago he was knocked down by a car and has since dragged his feet, but he kept up with the news and had a deep interest in politics. He was active until last Sunday when friends found him ill and took him to the local hospital where he died.

 

vii. WILLIAM S SPIVEY, b. February 17, 1864, Emanual Co, Ga; d. September 18, 1944, Langley, Aiken Co, SC.

viii. ELIZABETH SPIVEY, b. November 02, 1867, Lauren County, Ga; d. December 23, 1952, Tanner Dist, Coffee Co, Ga.

ix. SARAH SALLY SPIVEY, b. April 1870, Lauren County, Ga; d. April 09, 1944, Nashville, Berrien Co, Ga; m. JOSEPH B LLOYD, January 25, 1891, Lauren Co, Ga.

More About JOSEPH LLOYD and SARAH SPIVEY:

Marriage: January 25, 1891, Lauren Co, Ga

 

65. MAULSEY4 HESTER (JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born 1816. She married JOHN ISREAL.

 

Children of MAULSEY HESTER and JOHN ISREAL are:

i. LOT5 ISREAL.

ii. HENRY ISREAL.

iii. DAVID ISREAL.

iv. SUSAN ISREAL.

v. MARY J ISREAL, b. Robeson Co, NC.

 

66. JOSEPH4 HESTER III (JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born April 04, 1818 in Bladen County, NC, and died August 15, 1881. He married MARY ANN ELIZA SINGLETARY, daughter of JOHN SINGLETARY and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born 1828, and died July 01, 1907.

 

Children of JOSEPH HESTER and MARY SINGLETARY are:

i. WILLIAM BUTLER5 HESTER, b. August 19, 1845; d. April 17, 1924.

ii. JOSEPH FRANKLIN HESTER, b. April 16, 1848; d. January 24, 1925.

iii. MONTGOMERY ROBINSON HESTER, b. May 19, 1854, Bladen County NC; d. February 01, 1927, Robeson Co, NC.

iv. JOHN THOMAS HESTER, b. March 28, 1858.

v. MARY ELIZA HESTER, b. August 21, 1861; d. May 09, 1927.

vi. SARAH VICTORIA HESTER, b. March 11, 1867; d. July 04, 1930.

 

67. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 HESTER (JOSEPH3, JOSEPH2, THOMAS1) was born June 04, 1828 in Bladen County, NC, and died December 01, 1894 in Bladen County, NC. He married ALEFAIR RUSS. She was born August 03, 1832, and died April 30, 1893.

 

Children of GEORGE HESTER and ALEFAIR RUSS are:

i. H F5 HESTER.

ii. E J HESTER.

iii. W F HESTER.

iv. F E HESTER.

v. N E HESTER.

vi. D M HESTER.

vii. JOSEPH WASHINGTON HESTER, b. September 09, 1852, Bladen County, NC; d. August 05, 1899, Bladen County, NC.

viii. MARY ANN POLLY HESTER, b. September 15, 1854, Bladen County, NC; d. April 06, 1925; m. NORLEY SINGLETARY; b. September 06, 1851, Bladen County, NC; d. October 27, 1926, Bladen County, NC.

More About MARY ANN POLLY HESTER:

Burial: Singletary Cemetery, Butters, North Carolina

More About NORLEY SINGLETARY:

Burial: Singletary Cemetery, Butters, North Carolina

ix. P A HESTER, b. 1856.

x. L C HESTER.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

68. RANDOLPH M.5 EVERS (DAVID4, JAMES3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born May 25, 1848 in Bladen County NC, and died July 28, 1907 in Bladen County NC. He married EMLAR PAIT 1870 in Bladen County NC, daughter of JAMES PAIT and MILBRY HESTER. She was born May 29, 1849 in Bladen County, NC, and died November 25, 1934 in Bladen County, NC.

More About RANDOLPH EVERS and EMLAR PAIT:

Marriage: 1870, Bladen County NC

 

Children of RANDOLPH EVERS and EMLAR PAIT are:

i. DAVID JAMES6 EVERS, b. March 27, 1875, Bladen County, NC; d. March 18, 1915, Bladen County, NC; m. MARY M GRAVES, 1897, Bladen County NC; b. November 09, 1875, Bladen County, NC; d. February 29, 1952, Bladen County, NC.

More About DAVID EVERS and MARY GRAVES:

Marriage: 1897, Bladen County NC

ii. WILLIAM OLLEN EVERS, b. August 03, 1877, Bladen County, NC; d. October 25, 1940, Bladen County, NC.

iii. MARY MILDRED EVERS, b. January 06, 1880, Bladen County, NC; d. January 02, 1973, Bladen County, NC; m. MCALLISTER C KINLAW, May 19, 1897, Bladen County NC; b. September 30, 1877, Bladen County, NC; d. July 01, 1944, Bladen County, NC.

More About MCALLISTER KINLAW and MARY EVERS:

Marriage: May 19, 1897, Bladen County NC

iv. FURNEY E EVERS, b. October 03, 1882, Bladen County, NC; d. September 28, 1971, Bladen County, NC; m. LILLIE TAYLOR, October 02, 1909, Bladen County NC; b. July 18, 1885, Bladen County, NC; d. July 10, 1933, Bladen County, NC.

More About FURNEY EVERS and LILLIE TAYLOR:

Marriage: October 02, 1909, Bladen County NC

v. SALLY EVERS, b. February 06, 1885, Bladen County, NC; d. July 20, 1970, Bladen County, NC; m. W JOHN KINLAW, April 21, 1905, Bladen County NC; b. December 21, 1874, Robeson Co, NC; d. May 28, 1931, Bladen County, NC.

More About W KINLAW and SALLY EVERS:

Marriage: April 21, 1905, Bladen County NC

vi. LOTTIE E EVERS, b. September 05, 1887, Bladen County, NC; d. July 14, 1983, Bladen County, NC; m. SAMUEL GIBSON TAYLOR, May 10, 1903, Bladen County NC; b. December 23, 1882, Bladen County, NC; d. April 16, 1967, Bladen County, NC.

More About SAMUEL TAYLOR and LOTTIE EVERS:

Marriage: May 10, 1903, Bladen County NC

vii. LULA LENORA EVERS, b. January 17, 1891, Bladen County, NC; d. December 11, 1971, Bladen County, NC; m. JAMES FRANKLIN BUTLER, May 23, 1910, Bladen County NC; b. October 22, 1882, Bladen County, NC; d. February 24, 1970, Bladen County, NC.

More About JAMES BUTLER and LULA EVERS:

Marriage: May 23, 1910, Bladen County NC

 

69. MARY MARGARET5 EVERS (WILLIAM JAMES4, JAMES3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born in Bladen County NC, and died 1914 in Bladen County. She married NATHAN RANDALL GRAVES.

More About MARY MARGARET EVERS:

Burial: Old Pait Cemetery in the Center Roads Community

More About NATHAN RANDALL GRAVES:

Burial: Old Pait Cemetery in the Center Roads Community

 

Children of MARY EVERS and NATHAN GRAVES are:

i. EXY6 GRAVES.

ii. MARTHA GRAVES.

130. iii. DELLA GRAVES.

iv. MARY GRAVES, m. (1) UNKNOWN EVERS; m. (2) UNKNOWN CHESHIRE.

v. ANGUS GRAVES.

 

70. JOHN W.5 BRITT, DR. (ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born October 22, 1833 in North Carolina, and died February 16, 1910 in Jackson Gap, Alabama. He married SALINA UNKNOWN. She was born in Georgia.

More About JOHN W. BRITT, DR.:

Education: buried Rock Springs Cemetery,Jackson Gap, Al

Namesake: founded Britt Hospital, Eufaula, Alabama

 

Children of JOHN BRITT and SALINA UNKNOWN are:

i. HASTINGS6 BRITT.

ii. WINFIELD BRITT.

iii. ALBERT BRITT.

iv. JIM BRITT.

v. TARA BRITT.

vi. SUG BRITT.

131. vii. LAURA ANNIE BRITT, b. 1868, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

viii. JOHN BRITT, b. 1870, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; d. California.

More About JOHN BRITT:

Education: buried in Oklahoma

 

71. RICHARD LEWIS5 BRITT (ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born April 19, 1834 in Robeson County North Carolina, and died October 29, 1914 in TAllapoosa County ALABAMA. He married FRANCIS LANEY SORRELLS December 29, 1867 in Tallapoosa AL, daughter of FRANK SORRELLS and HOLLON PETERS. She was born August 1849 in Tallapoosa County ALABAMA, and died November 03, 1921 in tallapoosa County ALABAMA.

Notes for RICHARD LEWIS BRITT:

He was 16 years old when he joined the Army.

He was a scout for Robert E. Lee.

He owned his own farm.

After he was paroled at Appomattox Courthouse, he walked home to Jackson Gap and took a friend who had been wounded in the head. When they got home, he and his family nursed the man until he was well, then they gave him what little extra money they had to get him home.

The Yankees allowed one man in the community to keep their weapons and he kept his Winchester Rifle to kill snakes, bears, etc., and otherwise protect the area.

When he was on his way home, he met a Union soldier who had been a scout also, they became friends and exchanged knives. The knife that Grandpa Britt got was like a Bowie knife with pearl handles. We don't know who got the rifle or the knife.

The inscription on his tombstone:

R.L. Britt

April 19, 1834

Oct 29, 1914

"A Confederate Veteran Soldier"

" Remember me when you pass by

As you are now so once was I

As I am now Soon you may be

Prepare for death and follow me."

All the sisters and L. B. Britt are buried in the Britt family cemetery, which is located on a dirt road not far from Rock Springs Church in Tallapoosa Alabama. Becky has pictures of most of the tombstones. John W. Britt is buried in Rock Springs close to him.

Made a wooden chest that looked like a hope chest. He made it with his knife and there are no nails in it. The edges are dovetailed and inside there is a small tray where they kept their valuables. During the war, he buried it with their jewelry and seeds in it so the Yankees couldn't get them. Bessie Lifsey has the chest.

More About RICHARD LEWIS BRITT:

Education: Rock Springs Baptist Church,Jackson Gap, Ala.

Notes for FRANCIS LANEY SORRELLS:

She was an exceptional cook.

The pension application for she and her husband, Richard Lewis Britt, are on file in Montgomery,

Alabama, and we have a photostatic copy of it.

We have a copy of her death certificate.

On her tombstone:

Francis Lany Britt

1849-1921

Mother

More About FRANCIS LANEY SORRELLS:

Education: have copy of death certificate

Namesake: nicknamed Fanny

More About RICHARD BRITT and FRANCIS SORRELLS:

Marriage: December 29, 1867, Tallapoosa AL

 

Children of RICHARD BRITT and FRANCIS SORRELLS are:

i. AURIE6 BRITT.

132. ii. MEXICANA BRITT, b. 1869, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

iii. ANNA BRITT, b. 1870, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; m. ICIE ARGO.

133. iv. LAVONIA ROBERTER BRITT, b. 1871, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; d. 1960, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

134. v. EPSIE CORRINE BRITT, b. December 24, 1876, Tallapoosa County ALABAMA; d. March 10, 1940, Ceadartown, Georgia.

vi. FRANCIS MARION BRITT, b. May 1878; m. OMIE SURLS; b. August 1881.

More About FRANCIS MARION BRITT:

Education: named after Francis Marion the Swamp Fox

vii. SUZANNAH SOPHRONIA BRITT, b. May 1880; m. JIM TRUSSELL.

135. viii. LULLA BELLE BRITT, b. November 1882, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; d. 1942, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

ix. EARLE R BRITT, b. July 1885.

x. IRIS MAY BRITT, b. July 1889, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; d. 1912, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; m. JESSE WESLEY PARTRIDGE; b. 1884, Tallapoosa County, Alabama; d. 1970, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

More About IRIS MAY BRITT:

Education: buried in Rock Springs Church Jackson Gap Al

More About JESSE WESLEY PARTRIDGE:

Education: buried in Rock Springs Church Jackson Gap Al

 

72. SARAH5 BRITT (ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1850 in Jackson Gap, Alabama, and died 1931 in Tallapoosa Co, Alabama. She married JORDON SORRELLS, son of FRANK SORRELLS and HOLLON PETERS. He was born 1852, and died August 17, 1968.

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Education: Aunt Shug

More About JORDON SORRELLS:

Education: Also Spelled Sorrels

 

Children of SARAH BRITT and JORDON SORRELLS are:

i. LARRY6 SORRELLS.

ii. JOHN SORRELLS, m. JOHNNY HARRIS.

iii. JOE SORRELLS.

iv. HENRY SORRELLS, m. ROSE JOINER.

v. ANNIE SORRELLS, m. JOHN JOINER.

136. vi. WILLIAM SORRELLS.

 

73. JOHN THOMAS5 EVERS (JAMES ORLAN4, JASPER3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1862, and died 1947.

 

Child of JOHN THOMAS EVERS is:

137. i. CHARLES EDMOND6 EVERS, b. 1893; d. 1954.

 

74. ANNIE ELIZABETH5 LEWIS (WILLIAM SIMPSON4, HANNAH3 HESTER, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 03, 1852 in Bladen County NC, and died March 20, 1938. She married JAMES NEAL SINGLETARY January 19, 1887, son of DAVID SINGLETARY and ABIGAIL LENNON. He was born October 30, 1858 in Bladen County NC, and died March 05, 1929 in Bladen County NC.

More About ANNIE ELIZABETH LEWIS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

More About JAMES NEAL SINGLETARY:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

More About JAMES SINGLETARY and ANNIE LEWIS:

Marriage: January 19, 1887

 

Children of ANNIE LEWIS and JAMES SINGLETARY are:

i. SAMUEL H6 SINGLETARY, b. December 16, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. March 01, 1919, Bladen County NC; m. ANNIE BARR; b. Bladen County NC; d. January 12, 1997, Bladenboro, Bladen Co, NC.

More About SAMUEL H SINGLETARY:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

ii. HADDEN S SINGLETARY, b. 1889.

iii. MIRIAM SINGLETARY, b. December 28, 1896, Bladen County; d. October 28, 1972; m. JOHN DUKE SHIPMAN; b. December 15, 1883, Bladen County NC; d. December 05, 1959.

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

More About JOHN DUKE SHIPMAN:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

iv. WEBB KNOX SINGLETARY, b. January 25, 1888, Bladen County NC; d. October 31, 1964, Bladen County NC; m. (1) MINNIE CAMPBELL; b. October 28, 1892, Bladen County NC; d. January 13, 1920, Bladen County NC; m. (2) OLLIE FORD.

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

v. JUNE S SINGLETARY, b. August 12, 1900, Bladen County NC; d. March 10, 1981, Bladen County NC; m. LEOTA M HILBURN; b. February 04, 1906, Bladen County NC.

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

More About LEOTA M HILBURN:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

vi. PINK SINGLETARY, b. August 04, 1902, Bladen County NC; d. December 20, 1902, Bladen County NC.

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

vii. JOHN B SINGLETARY, b. June 07, 1898; d. January 23, 1901.

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

viii. DAVID J. SINGLETARY, b. September 29, 1893, Bladen County NC; d. October 26, 1900, Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC.

 

75. EDWARD JOSHUA5 LEWIS (WILLIAM SIMPSON4, HANNAH3 HESTER, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 29, 1850 in Bladen County NC, and died September 15, 1901 in Bladen County. He married ELIZABETH CAROLINE LENNON January 16, 1873 in Bladen County NC by Rev Robert Sessoms, daughter of MOORE LENNON and MARY SINGLETARY. She was born December 28, 1850 in Bladen County, and died June 30, 1926 in Bladen County.

More About EDWARD JOSHUA LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

More About ELIZABETH CAROLINE LENNON:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

More About EDWARD LEWIS and ELIZABETH LENNON:

Marriage: January 16, 1873, Bladen County NC by Rev Robert Sessoms

 

Children of EDWARD LEWIS and ELIZABETH LENNON are:

i. SETH6 LEWIS, b. November 22, 1877, Bladen County; d. March 01, 1960, Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC; m. DELIA KINLAW; b. April 06, 1878; d. February 09, 1936.

More About DELIA KINLAW:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

ii. POLLY LEWIS, b. April 18, 1881, Bladen County; d. June 15, 1883.

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Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

iii. LUCY LEWIS, b. 1883.

iv. HORACE BUTLER LEWIS, b. July 17, 1887, Bladen County; d. April 11, 1916; m. MAMIE KINLAW; b. 1885.

More About HORACE BUTLER LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

v. BLANCHE LEWIS, b. 1891.

vi. ANNIE LEWIS, b. November 02, 1893, Bladen County; d. July 14, 1974; m. JAMES GORDON SINGLETARY; b. January 1886, Bladen County; d. October 29, 1958.

More About ANNIE LEWIS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery Bladen County NC

 

76. HANNAH JANE5 LEWIS (WILLIAM SIMPSON4, HANNAH3 HESTER, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born January 05, 1851 in Bladen County NC, and died Abt. 1888. She married IRA LENNON. He was born Abt. 1850.

More About HANNAH JANE LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

 

Children of HANNAH LEWIS and IRA LENNON are:

i. R.L.6 LENNON, b. 1872.

ii. PRITCHARD LENNON, b. 1874; m. VARA ELKINS.

iii. CARRY P. LENNON, b. 1877.

iv. CARL H. LENNON, b. 1879.

 

77. WILLIAM EVANDER5 LEWIS (WILLIAM SIMPSON4, HANNAH3 HESTER, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 20, 1860 in Bladen County, and died March 02, 1942. He married MARY R. DAVIS March 30, 1887, daughter of WILLIAM DAVIS and CATHERINE MCLEAN. She was born March 07, 1870 in Bladen County, and died December 20, 1955.

More About WILLIAM EVANDER LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

More About MARY R. DAVIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

More About WILLIAM LEWIS and MARY DAVIS:

Marriage: March 30, 1887

 

Children of WILLIAM LEWIS and MARY DAVIS are:

i. MARY V.6 LEWIS, m. ALBERT F. FALES.

ii. DURHAM LEWIS, b. January 25, 1888, Bladen County; d. February 04, 1955.

More About DURHAM LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

iii. HANNAH JANE LEWIS, b. November 07, 1889; d. February 19, 1960; m. GROVER CLEVELAND FRINK; b. January 01, 1885; d. May 13, 1945.

iv. ISABELL LEWIS, b. January 18, 1894; m. GILES H. ADAMS.

v. IDA MAE LEWIS, b. September 20, 1895; m. CHARLES H. HOLTEN.

vi. SARAH KATE LEWIS, b. February 27, 1898; m. WADE W. MITCHEM.

vii. SALLY F. LEWIS, b. January 30, 1900, Bladen County; d. August 26, 1978; m. ROBERT A.M. DEAL; b. May 06, 1898; d. January 11, 1965.

More About SALLY F. LEWIS:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

More About ROBERT A.M. DEAL:

Burial: Lewis Family Cemetery near Big Swamp in Bladen County

viii. BESSIE LEWIS, b. February 10, 1902; m. LLOYD ERNEST SMITH; b. 1898.

ix. LEILA LEWIS, b. September 06, 1904; d. May 10, 1941; m. UNKNOWN BRYAN.

x. JENNIE LEWIS, b. June 04, 1906.

xi. WILLIAM R. LEWIS, b. September 06, 1909.

xii. EDWARD BERRY LEWIS, b. July 06, 1912.

 

78. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY5 LEWIS (RICHARD MULLINGTON4, HANNAH3 HESTER, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1854. He married MARYIAN LILLIE WASHBURN. She was born 1863.

 

Children of WILLIAM LEWIS and MARYIAN WASHBURN are:

i. THEODOCIA6 LEWIS, b. 1879.

ii. OLIVIA ROBERTA LEWIS, b. 1881; m. JOHN D. THOMAS; b. 1880.

iii. MIRIAM ELIZABETH LEWIS, b. 1883.

iv. LILLIE MAY LEWIS, b. 1886; m. S.L. SMITH.

v. WILLIAM MADISON LEWIS, b. 1888; m. NETTIE MARSHBURN.

vi. ROBERT BASCOM LEWIS, b. 1890; m. MARY ELIZABETH LIZZIE RICH; b. 1870.

vii. JAMES EDWARD LEWIS, b. 1894.

viii. EUDIE OLIVER LEWIS, b. 1896.

ix. CHARLES BRANTLY LEWIS, b. 1900.

x. DAISY RUTH LEWIS, b. 1903; m. URTHA WILLIAMS.

xi. DOUGLAS PAUL LEWIS, b. 1905.

xii. MAUDE ELMA LEWIS, b. 1907.

xiii. RODNEY CARL LEWIS, b. 1912; m. MAE NORRIS.

 

79. FRANCIS FRANKLIN5 SINGLETARY (MAULSEY4 HESTER, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1846 in Bladen County, NC, and died in Panola Co, Texas. He married (1) MARTHA E DILLARD June 20, 1867. She was born 1849 in Texas. He married (2) AMANDA LILES April 20, 1884 in Panola Co, Texas.

More About FRANCIS SINGLETARY and MARTHA DILLARD:

Marriage: June 20, 1867

More About FRANCIS SINGLETARY and AMANDA LILES:

Marriage: April 20, 1884, Panola Co, Texas

 

Child of FRANCIS SINGLETARY and MARTHA DILLARD is:

i. MARY6 SINGLETARY, b. 1869, Panola Co, Texas.

 

80. MILLY AMELIA5 SINGLETARY (MAULSEY4 HESTER, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born June 1847 in Bladen County, NC. She married GEORGE WESLEY ARMSTRONG, son of ELIAS ARMSTRONG and VIRGINIA DURAN.

 

Children of MILLY SINGLETARY and GEORGE ARMSTRONG are:

i. DAVID FRANKLIN6 ARMSTRONG, b. July 14, 1878, Panola Co, Texas; d. March 23, 1923, Panola Co, Texas; m. ARA LIZA ALLEN, October 23, 1901, Brooks Community, Texas; d. Panola Co, Texas.

More About DAVID ARMSTRONG and ARA ALLEN:

Marriage: October 23, 1901, Brooks Community, Texas

ii. JOE ARMSTRONG, b. October 15, 1880, Panola Co, Texas; d. March 25, 1931, Panola Co, Texas; m. MARY SIPES, June 18, 1904, Panola Co, Texas.

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Marriage: June 18, 1904, Panola Co, Texas

iii. SARAH ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG, b. October 01, 1881, Ragely, Rusk Co, Texas; d. April 23, 1917, Rusk Co, Texas; m. DAVID ELLIS JIMMERSON, August 23, 1900, Rusk Co, Texas.

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Marriage: August 23, 1900, Rusk Co, Texas

iv. ARCH FULTON ARMSTRONG, b. November 08, 1884, Panola Co, Texas; d. May 08, 1926, Panola Co, Texas; m. MARY MAGDALINE EMMONS, March 06, 1901, Rusk Co, Texas.

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Marriage: March 06, 1901, Rusk Co, Texas

 

81. WILLIAM T5 HESTER (JOSIAH4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born November 05, 1835 in Mississippi, and died February 04, 1904. He married SUSANAH PRICE July 07, 1857 in Mississippi. She was born September 11, 1843, and died November 23, 1934 in Mississippi.

More About WILLIAM HESTER and SUSANAH PRICE:

Marriage: July 07, 1857, Mississippi

 

Child of WILLIAM HESTER and SUSANAH PRICE is:

i. SARAH ALDA6 HESTER, b. August 26, 1874; d. October 19, 1922; m. JAMES MADISON MULLINS; b. June 27, 1861.

 

82. MARY ELIZABETH5 HESTER (JOSIAH4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 03, 1839 in Mississippi, and died December 19, 1913. She married JOSEPH PRICE, JR April 01, 1856. He was born November 11, 1822, and died October 24, 1892 in Mississippi.

More About JOSEPH PRICE and MARY HESTER:

Marriage: April 01, 1856

 

Children of MARY HESTER and JOSEPH PRICE are:

i. EMMA6 PRICE, b. 1857; m. UNKNOWN MCLEMORE.

ii. LELA PRICE, b. 1858.

iii. CARINE PRICE, b. 1859.

iv. JOSEPH PRICE III, b. 1860.

v. MARY ELIZABETH PRICE, b. August 31, 1861, Copiah Co, Mississippi; m. GEORGE W WATSON.

vi. CHARLES OTIS PRICE, b. April 16, 1874; d. April 08, 1948, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. MARY ADELINE GILL, December 16, 1896; b. March 07, 1879; d. November 22, 1935, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

More About CHARLES PRICE and MARY GILL:

Marriage: December 16, 1896

vii. WILSON LAFEYETTE PRICE, b. March 16, 1876; d. June 16, 1953, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. CORA BONDS; b. August 24, 1884; d. February 25, 1947, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

viii. JOSIAH HESTER PRICE, b. August 28, 1878; d. November 03, 1895, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

 

83. JAMES L5 HESTER (JOSIAH4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born June 25, 1842 in Mississippi, and died March 15, 1886. He married (1) VIRGINIA UNKNOWN. She was born January 26, 1845, and died March 15, 1886. He married (2) JANE M CALHOUN. She was born September 1844, and died June 17, 1924 in Mississippi.

 

Children of JAMES HESTER and VIRGINIA UNKNOWN are:

i. CORRINE6 HESTER, b. 1865.

ii. G W HESTER, b. 1867.

iii. EULA B HESTER, b. 1869.

iv. ALMA HESTER, b. 1871.

 

84. JOHN T5 HESTER (EPHRAIM4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born April 11, 1857 in Copiah Co, Mississippi, and died Aft. 1891. He married MOLLIE STRAHAN 1884.

More About JOHN HESTER and MOLLIE STRAHAN:

Marriage: 1884

 

Children of JOHN HESTER and MOLLIE STRAHAN are:

i. WILLIAM6 HESTER, b. 1884.

ii. MARY ANN HESTER, b. 1885.

iii. JOHN S HESTER, b. 1886.

 

85. MARTHA JANE5 HESTER (DANIEL THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born October 29, 1845, and died June 26, 1885. She married (1) WILLIAM HENRY BRYAN, son of NATHAN BRYAN and MARGARET ALLEN. He was born January 31, 1839, and died October 26, 1912. She married (2) CHARLES L BRYAN December 18, 1864, son of NATHAN BRYAN and MARGARET ALLEN. He died in Civil War.

More About CHARLES BRYAN and MARTHA HESTER:

Marriage: December 18, 1864

 

Children of MARTHA HESTER and WILLIAM BRYAN are:

i. ALTA J6 BRYAN, b. April 21, 1867; m. JOHN QUINCY BRITT, February 24, 1887, Bladen County NC; b. January 05, 1860; d. June 09, 1936, Bladen County, NC.

More About JOHN BRITT and ALTA BRYAN:

Marriage 1: February 24, 1887, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: By B N Roberts

ii. CHARLES EDWARD BRYAN, b. September 20, 1868; d. April 12, 1934, Bladen County, NC; m. ALICE JANE SINGLETARY; b. August 31, 1871; d. March 04, 1951, Bladen.

iii. WILLIAM DANIEL BRYAN, b. April 11, 1870; d. April 26, 1879.

iv. NATHAN BRYAN, b. June 26, 1871, Bladen County, NC; d. January 25, 1916, Bladen County, NC; m. LILLIE JANE PAIT, 1901; b. December 14, 1878, Bladen County, NC; d. May 11, 1937, Bladen.

More About NATHAN BRYAN and LILLIE PAIT:

Marriage: 1901

v. SALLIE ANNABELLE BRYAN, b. January 15, 1873, Bladen County, NC; d. August 22, 1924, Bethal; m. CHARLES WILLIS ALLEN, December 24, 1890; b. March 04, 1867, Bladen County, NC; d. July 25, 1949, Bladen County, NC.

More About CHARLES ALLEN and SALLIE BRYAN:

Marriage: December 24, 1890

vi. MARGARET E BRYAN, b. February 26, 1875; d. December 24, 1927, Bladen County, NC; m. WILLIAM NATHAN KING; b. June 20, 1875, Bladen County, NC; d. August 20, 1940, Bladen County, NC.

vii. CHESTER BRYAN, b. July 30, 1877; d. December 02, 1893.

viii. JOHN BIGGS BRYAN, b. September 14, 1879; d. April 23, 1924; m. MARIS JANE THOMAS; b. April 12, 1886; d. April 30, 1979.

ix. WILLIE M BRYAN, b. May 06, 1882; d. February 15, 1962; m. HESTER BELLE KINLAW; b. July 25, 1885; d. June 20, 1968.

 

86. EDWARD THOMAS5 HESTER (DANIEL THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born May 02, 1848, and died July 09, 1904. He married MARY ANN JONES December 20, 1868 in Bladen County NC, daughter of GEORGE JONES and MARY DAVIS. She was born May 10, 1849, and died December 22, 1922.

More About EDWARD HESTER and MARY JONES:

Marriage 1: December 20, 1868, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

 

Children of EDWARD HESTER and MARY JONES are:

i. MATTHEW6 HESTER, m. MONNIE SHAW.

ii. DANIEL JAMES HESTER, b. November 26, 1870.

iii. GEORGE HESTER, b. February 27, 1873, Bladen County, NC; d. January 17, 1949; m. (1) MARY L SESSONS; b. October 11, 1873; d. July 21, 1900; m. (2) PENSIE RISINS.

More About GEORGE HESTER:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About MARY L SESSONS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

iv. LUTHER HESTER, b. September 29, 1875; m. MATTIE KINLAW; b. February 01, 1881.

v. SAMUEL HESTER, b. May 15, 1878, Bladen County, NC; d. February 09, 1945; m. E VICTORIA SESSOMS; b. July 04, 1883; d. January 02, 1945.

More About SAMUEL HESTER:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About E VICTORIA SESSOMS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

vi. CLAYTON HESTER, b. October 19, 1880; d. October 12, 1881.

vii. PINKNEY HESTER, b. September 28, 1882, Bladen County, NC; d. 1957; m. BESSIE BRISSON; b. 1884; d. 1946.

viii. MATTIE HESTER, b. February 02, 1885; d. September 24, 1914.

ix. ROY HESTER, b. May 18, 1889, Bladen County NC; d. July 17, 1961; m. LILA LEE KING, March 24, 1909, Bethel Township, Bladen Co, NC; b. February 25, 1891, Bladen County, NC; d. August 19, 1969, Bladen County, NC.

More About ROY HESTER and LILA KING:

Marriage: March 24, 1909, Bethel Township, Bladen Co, NC

 

87. SARAH CELIA5 HESTER (DANIEL THOMAS4, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 08, 1853 in Bladen County, NC, and died February 11, 1901 in Bladen County, NC. She married GILMORE EDWARDS November 15, 1874 in Bladen County NC. He was born May 03, 1836 in Bladen County, NC, and died May 11, 1908 in Bladen County, NC.

More About GILMORE EDWARDS and SARAH HESTER:

Marriage 1: November 15, 1874, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

 

Children of SARAH HESTER and GILMORE EDWARDS are:

i. ZEBULON VANCE6 EDWARDS, b. November 02, 1875; d. April 15, 1924; m. MARGARET GILLESPIE MCNEIL, March 04, 1903; b. September 17, 1873; d. March 09, 1941.

More About ZEBULON EDWARDS and MARGARET MCNEIL:

Marriage: March 04, 1903

ii. THOMAS JEFFERSON EDWARDS, b. 1876; m. MARY RANKINS.

iii. EDWARD G EDWARDS, b. 1877; m. BLANCHE UNKNOWN.

iv. SALLIE P EDWARDS, b. 1878; m. EMMETT KINLAW, December 17, 1905; b. November 08, 1882.

More About EMMETT KINLAW and SALLIE EDWARDS:

Marriage: December 17, 1905

v. ALLEN RABE EDWARDS, b. November 29, 1878, Bladen County, NC; d. October 13, 1930.

vi. MARY ELIZA EDWARDS, b. February 16, 1893; d. August 23, 1956; m. WILLIAM SPRUNT HILLBURN; b. January 29, 1892; d. March 16, 1943.

vii. SARAH CELIA EDWARDS, b. April 25, 1895, Bladen County, NC; d. December 10, 1972; m. FRED TACKLE NANCE, January 28, 1915, In Bride's home, Bladen Co, NC; b. April 22, 1891, Bladen; d. December 13, 1960, Bladen.

More About SARAH CELIA EDWARDS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About FRED TACKLE NANCE:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About FRED NANCE and SARAH EDWARDS:

Marriage 1: January 28, 1915, In Bride's home, Bladen Co, NC

Marriage 2: D H Hilburn

Marriage 3: Witnesses- D F Hilburn, Victoria Shaw and Sam Hester

 

88. JOHN THOMAS5 FREEMAN, SR (AMELIA4 HESTER, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born August 26, 1835 in Bladen County, NC, and died June 23, 1917 in Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi. He married KEZZIAH MCLEMORE March 14, 1861 in Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi. She was born December 01, 1845 in Perry Co, Mississippi, and died March 16, 1924 in Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

More About JOHN FREEMAN and KEZZIAH MCLEMORE:

Marriage: March 14, 1861, Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi

 

Children of JOHN FREEMAN and KEZZIAH MCLEMORE are:

i. EMILY REBECCA6 FREEMAN, b. January 07, 1862, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. March 06, 1890; m. JIM STEVENS.

ii. JOHN THOMAS FREEMAN, JR, b. July 24, 1864, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. June 21, 1922, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. EDNA ANNA BEDFORD, December 25, 1885, Franklin Co, MS; b. February 09, 1866, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi; d. October 02, 1925, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

More About JOHN FREEMAN and EDNA BEDFORD:

Marriage: December 25, 1885, Franklin Co, MS

iii. WILLIAM JOEL FREEMAN, b. April 01, 1865, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. February 19, 1945, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. EMMA ELIZABETH HARRIGILL, December 19, 1888, Morgan Fork Church; b. October 14, 1872; d. January 11, 1942, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

More About WILLIAM FREEMAN and EMMA HARRIGILL:

Marriage 1: December 19, 1888, Morgan Fork Church

Marriage 2: Rev G W Farmer

iv. EPHRAIM HESTER FREEMAN, SR, b. June 14, 1868, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. March 13, 1929, Norwood, East Feliciana, La; m. (1) MARY HENDRIX, August 08, 1895, East Feliciana Parish, La; b. 1870, Amite Co, Mississippi; d. 1898; m. (2) MARY ELLETT LINDSAY, March 01, 1898; b. August 14, 1872, Amite Co, Mississippi; d. September 26, 1949, Norwood, East Feliciana, La.

More About EPHRAIM FREEMAN and MARY HENDRIX:

Marriage: August 08, 1895, East Feliciana Parish, La

More About EPHRAIM FREEMAN and MARY LINDSAY:

Marriage: March 01, 1898

v. EUDORA VIRGINIA FREEMAN, b. March 12, 1870, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. January 22, 1896; m. RUSSELL OLNIA STEVENS.

vi. JAMES LAFAYETTE FREEMAN, b. June 21, 1871, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. October 01, 1875.

vii. ZACH GRANGER FREEMAN, b. April 05, 1874, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. September 30, 1875.

viii. JOSIAH VARDIMEN FREEMAN, b. November 14, 1875, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. November 22, 1928, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. LINNIE HALEY.

ix. ALICE EDWENA FREEMAN, b. February 04, 1878, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. June 23, 1956, Baton Rouge, La; m. THOMAS JEFFERSON CANNON, October 12, 1894; b. October 14, 1865; d. April 26, 1931, Natchez, Mississippi.

More About THOMAS CANNON and ALICE FREEMAN:

Marriage: October 12, 1894

x. D W JONES FREEMAN, b. February 26, 1880, Barlow Community, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. August 22, 1881.

xi. MATTIE KEZZIAH FREEMAN, b. July 04, 1881; m. (1) H C MCCALL; m. (2) JOHN F ALDRIDGE; b. February 18, 1876; d. July 27, 1914, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

xii. CHARLES E HOOKER, b. October 06, 1883; d. February 28, 1888.

 

89. SARAH JANE5 FREEMAN (AMELIA4 HESTER, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born November 03, 1836 in Bladen County, NC, and died April 10, 1898. She married TILLMAN R WHITEHEAD February 22, 1855 in Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi. He was born May 12, 1835, and died November 25, 1908.

More About TILLMAN WHITEHEAD and SARAH FREEMAN:

Marriage: February 22, 1855, Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi

 

Child of SARAH FREEMAN and TILLMAN WHITEHEAD is:

i. ELIZABETH E6 WHITEHEAD, b. January 19, 1859; d. December 03, 1930, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. J B BUFKIN; b. 1853; d. 1923, Hamburg, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

 

90. MARTHA ANN5 FREEMAN (AMELIA4 HESTER, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1839 in North Carolina. She married SYLVESTER L ANDING January 16, 1857 in Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi. He was born 1834 in Mississippi.

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Marriage: January 16, 1857, Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Mississippi

 

Children of MARTHA FREEMAN and SYLVESTER ANDING are:

i. GEORGE6 ANDING.

ii. SARAH C ANDING, b. 1857.

iii. BUD ANDING, b. 1859.

 

91. LUCY ANN5 FREEMAN (AMELIA4 HESTER, THOMAS3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 13, 1843 in Bladen County, NC, and died July 06, 1897 in Smylie, Mississippi. She married RICHARD MCLEMORE. He was born September 08, 1837 in Copiah Co, Mississippi, and died January 21, 1913 in Kirby, Franklin Co, Ms.

 

Children of LUCY FREEMAN and RICHARD MCLEMORE are:

i. ISADORA6 MCLEMORE, b. July 03, 1862, Mississippi; d. 1870, Copiah Co, Mississippi.

ii. AGNES L MCLEMORE, b. July 29, 1864, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. March 22, 1891, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. PETER HUNTER ELLERBE, April 03, 1886, Franklin Co, MS; b. July 29, 1864, Copiah Co, Mississippi.

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Marriage: April 03, 1886, Franklin Co, MS

iii. EPHRAIM HESTER MCLEMORE, b. December 09, 1865, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. October 12, 1919, Adams Co, Mississippi; m. HESTER GULA HIGDON, December 19, 1889, Franklin Co, MS; b. February 26, 1874, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. February 20, 1958.

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Marriage: December 19, 1889, Franklin Co, MS

iv. JOHN B MCLEMORE, b. April 08, 1867, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. July 25, 1939, Wisner, Franklin Co, La; m. SARA ADONIA SEALE, September 30, 1917, Franklin Co, MS.

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Marriage: September 30, 1917, Franklin Co, MS

v. ROSA ETTA MCLEMORE, b. 1868, Hazelhurst, Copiah Co, Ms; d. 1933, Natchez, Mississippi; m. JAMES ANDREW HALEY, July 12, 1890, Meadville, Ms; b. September 27, 1868, Neshoba Co, Ms; d. July 14, 1957, Natchez, Mississippi.

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Marriage: July 12, 1890, Meadville, Ms

vi. TILGHMAN RICHARD MCLEMORE, b. February 03, 1870, Franklin Co, Mississippi; d. November 09, 1930, Kirby, Franklin Co, Ms; m. ZULA ELIZABETH HIGDON, December 21, 1892, Adams Co, Mississippi; b. June 10, 1872, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. March 17, 1962, Meadville, Ms.

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Marriage: December 21, 1892, Adams Co, Mississippi

vii. WILLIAM BROWN MCLEMORE, b. November 30, 1871, Franklin Co, Mississippi; d. July 06, 1894, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. ARIE ISAPHANE SEALE; b. March 22, 1880, Franklin Co, Mississippi; d. March 06, 1907, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

viii. MACK MCLEMORE, b. November 06, 1873, Franklin Co, Mississippi; d. June 16, 1879, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

ix. MARY MCLEMORE, b. November 06, 1879, Copiah Co, Mississippi; d. June 16, 1880, Franklin Co, Mississippi.

x. THOMAS CRAVEN MCLEMORE, b. August 22, 1880, Franklin Co, Mississippi; d. May 31, 1935, Copiah Co, Mississippi; m. (1) ARIE ISAPHANE SEALE, November 19, 1899, Franklin Co, MS; b. March 22, 1880, Franklin Co, Mississippi; d. March 06, 1907, Franklin Co, Mississippi; m. (2) AMANDA J SEALE, September 29, 1907, Franklin Co, MS.

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Marriage: November 19, 1899, Franklin Co, MS

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Marriage: September 29, 1907, Franklin Co, MS

 

92. JOHN WILLIAM5 HESTER (MATTHEW4, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) died 1932. He married SARAH NANCE.

 

Children of JOHN HESTER and SARAH NANCE are:

i. MARY M6 HESTER, m. (1) RANSOM WILLIAMS; m. (2) D K BENNETT; m. (3) WILLIAM BRISSON.

ii. DELPHIA J HESTER, d. 1955; m. LONNA J HESTER.

iii. MITTIE SAFIRA HESTER, d. 1969; m. FRANK MCCOY HESTER; b. 1885; d. 1958.

iv. ALBERT JACKSON HESTER, b. January 06, 1875, Bladen County NC; d. June 18, 1965, Bladen County NC; m. MARY JANE PAIT, May 12, 1899, Bladen County NC; b. January 11, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. July 06, 1966, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: May 12, 1899, Bladen County NC

v. MYRTLE J HESTER, b. April 10, 1895, Bladen County NC; d. December 23, 1959; m. HARRY L DOWLESS; b. June 12, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. October 30, 1979.

vi. NETTIE HESTER, b. October 08, 1895, Bladen County NC; d. December 03, 1968, Bladen County NC; m. ELIJAH JAMES STORM; b. April 16, 1885, Bladen County NC; d. September 01, 1951, Bladen County NC.

 

93. JOSEPH5 HESTER, SR (MATTHEW4, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born October 30, 1833 in Bladen County, NC, and died December 04, 1902. He married HELEN SINGLETARY January 19, 1860 in Hickory Gr Church, Bladen Co, NC. She was born February 10, 1835 in Bladen County NC, and died August 29, 1913.

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Burial: Singletary Cemetery, Butters, North Carolina

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Burial: Singletary Cemetery, Butters, North Carolina

More About JOSEPH HESTER and HELEN SINGLETARY:

Marriage 1: January 19, 1860, Hickory Gr Church, Bladen Co, NC

Marriage 2: Rev R M Sessoms

 

Child of JOSEPH HESTER and HELEN SINGLETARY is:

i. JOSEPH6 HESTER, JR, b. August 21, 1869, Bladen County NC; d. May 21, 1927.

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Burial: Singletary Cemetery, Butters, North Carolina

 

94. SNOWDEN5 HESTER, REV (MATTHEW4, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born December 08, 1836 in Bladen County, NC, and died July 07, 1916 in Bladen County, NC. He married FRANCES ANN BUTLER. She was born February 02, 1842, and died February 07, 1916.

 

Children of SNOWDEN HESTER and FRANCES BUTLER are:

i. OLIVIA HIGH6 HESTER, b. September 10, 1861, Bladen County NC; d. October 22, 1929; m. RADCLIFF HESTER, November 12, 1879; b. July 27, 1860; d. November 18, 1942.

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Marriage: November 12, 1879

ii. ROBERT JAMES HESTER, b. January 30, 1866; m. RENA GASTON MELVIN, October 02, 1895; b. 1868.

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Marriage: October 02, 1895

iii. SARAH FLORENCE HESTER, b. June 10, 1867, Bladen County NC; d. October 29, 1945, Bladen County NC; m. ALEXANDER SHAW, January 10, 1886, Bladen County NC; b. September 07, 1853, Bladen County NC; d. May 30, 1913, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: January 10, 1886, Bladen County NC

iv. MARY ELIZA HESTER, b. January 18, 1872; d. March 05, 1950, Bladen County NC; m. WARREN HAYNES EDWARDS, September 21, 1892; b. July 20, 1865; d. August 08, 1916.

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Marriage: September 21, 1892

v. WILLIAM WADE HESTER, b. December 06, 1873; d. October 18, 1950, Bladen County NC; m. ELIZABETH PENNY; b. May 06, 1888; d. March 07, 1977, Bladen County NC.

vi. ADA LILLIAN HESTER, b. June 06, 1877, Bladen County NC; d. July 31, 1953, Bladen County NC; m. JAMES WILLIAM JOHNSON, November 21, 1900; b. January 05, 1876; d. October 11, 1940.

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Marriage: November 21, 1900

vii. DANIEL TALBOTT HESTER, b. August 04, 1879, Bladen County NC; d. May 24, 1937, Bladen County NC; m. ELLEN JANE EDWARDS; b. September 06, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. December 02, 1927.

viii. JOHN PRESTON HESTER, b. June 27, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. November 01, 1947; m. BERTHA JANE BUTLER; b. August 09, 1891; d. January 07, 1935.

ix. CORA FRANCES HESTER, b. May 24, 1869, Bladen County NC; d. July 13, 1932; m. JOHN CALVIN DAVIS, February 10, 1897, Bladenboro NC; b. September 04, 1859; d. May 27, 1930.

More About JOHN DAVIS and CORA HESTER:

Marriage: February 10, 1897, Bladenboro NC

 

95. WRIGHT5 HESTER, SR (MATTHEW4, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 05, 1842 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 29, 1899 in Bladen County NC. He married MARY ELIZA HESTER February 22, 1866, daughter of JOB HESTER and AMELIA HARRELLSON. She was born August 16, 1846, and died September 11, 1914.

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Marriage: February 22, 1866

 

Children of WRIGHT HESTER and MARY HESTER are:

i. WRIGHT6 HESTER, JR.

ii. EMMA HESTER, m. LEWIS JASPER SPIVEY.

iii. MONROE HESTER, b. December 04, 1866, Bladen County NC; d. August 10, 1944; m. SARAH ELIZABETH BROWN; b. May 30, 1866; d. February 19, 1955.

iv. GILES HESTER, b. January 01, 1876; d. June 07, 1950; m. (1) EMMA E UNKNOWN; b. October 05, 1879; d. February 05, 1908; m. (2) CALLIE E UNKNOWN; b. June 29, 1887; d. January 01, 1915.

v. FRANCIS MATTHEW HESTER, b. December 02, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. December 27, 1916; m. SARAH ANN GREEN.

 

96. THOMAS5 HESTER (MATTHEW4, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 20, 1848, and died April 29, 1923. He married EMALENA EDWARDS. She was born June 26, 1849, and died August 28, 1934.

 

Children of THOMAS HESTER and EMALENA EDWARDS are:

i. MARY M6 HESTER.

ii. LILLIE MAY HESTER, b. January 08, 1884; d. August 29, 1915; m. JOSEPH GILMORE EDWARDS; b. August 22, 1881; d. June 18, 1948.

iii. WILLIE HESTER, b. May 26, 1886; d. December 29, 1973; m. THOMAS D EDWARDS; b. October 06, 1874.

 

97. MATTHEW MONROE5 HESTER (MATTHEW4, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 30, 1852, and died April 12, 1921. He married EDITH MARTILA BUTLER, daughter of JOHN BUTLER and ELIZABETH DAVIS. She was born June 22, 1855, and died November 24, 1941.

 

Children of MATTHEW HESTER and EDITH BUTLER are:

i. EDNA BLANCHE6 HESTER, b. November 03, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. August 18, 1966; m. JOSEPH FRANKLIN BRISSON; b. October 30, 1876, Bladen County NC; d. November 28, 1954.

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About JOSEPH FRANKLIN BRISSON:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

ii. WOODWARD BLISS HESTER, b. August 16, 1881; d. December 21, 1961, Bladen County NC; m. NELLIE MILBRY PAIT, February 28, 1901, Bladen County NC; b. June 13, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. June 08, 1951, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: February 28, 1901, Bladen County NC

iii. AARON KINGSLEY HESTER, b. September 03, 1883; m. MARY ELIZABETH RISING; b. November 01, 1889; d. June 10, 1966.

iv. MATTHEW MUNN HESTER, b. May 07, 1886, Bladen County NC; d. May 20, 1956; m. JESSIE SUSAN HILBURN, December 25, 1911; b. September 24, 1890, Bladen County NC; d. September 14, 1979.

More About MATTHEW MUNN HESTER:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About JESSIE SUSAN HILBURN:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About MATTHEW HESTER and JESSIE HILBURN:

Marriage: December 25, 1911

v. LYDIA ELIZABETH HESTER, b. November 02, 1889; m. FURMAN FLOYD HAYES, September 11, 1912.

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Marriage: September 11, 1912

vi. EMERY E HESTER, b. April 05, 1892; d. November 02, 1962; m. LONNIE MAE RISING; b. August 23, 1891; d. May 30, 1973.

vii. FREDRICK GORDON HESTER, b. September 20, 1895, Bladen County NC; d. April 10, 1977; m. MARY EDITH DAVIS, January 20, 1923; b. November 30, 1901, Bladen County NC; d. March 16, 1970.

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Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About MARY EDITH DAVIS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About FREDRICK HESTER and MARY DAVIS:

Marriage: January 20, 1923

viii. DEWEY HOMER HESTER, b. December 25, 1899, Bladen County NC; d. August 30, 1973, Bladen County NC; m. (1) ONA BELLE DAVIS; b. November 18, 1902, Bladen County NC; d. April 01, 1922; m. (2) MIRIAM PAIT, December 26, 1925, Bladen County NC; b. September 11, 1908, Bladen County NC; d. October 30, 1991, Bladen County NC.

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Burial: New Hester Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About DEWEY HESTER and MIRIAM PAIT:

Marriage: December 26, 1925, Bladen County NC

 

98. STEPHEN5 PATE (CHARITY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1835 in Bladen County NC, and died 1865 in Bladen County NC. He married ELVIRA HESTER October 17, 1858 in Bladen County NC, daughter of AARON HESTER and LENORA SINGLETARY. She was born July 06, 1838 in Bladen County NC, and died March 30, 1914 in Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: October 17, 1858, Bladen County NC

 

Children of STEPHEN PATE and ELVIRA HESTER are:

i. JOHN DUNHAM PATE6 PAIT, b. October 1859, Bladen County NC; d. Bladen County NC.

ii. JOSEPH COUNCIL PATE PAIT, b. December 06, 1861, Bladen County NC; d. September 15, 1927, Bladen County NC; m. (1) SALLY KAYHILL, January 19, 1881, Texas; d. March 05, 1896, Panhandle, Texas; m. (2) MISSOURI JANE GUYTON, April 03, 1896, Bladen County NC; b. December 18, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. August 04, 1961, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: January 19, 1881, Texas

More About JOSEPH PAIT and MISSOURI GUYTON:

Marriage: April 03, 1896, Bladen County NC

iii. LENORA STEPHEN PATE PAIT, b. September 04, 1865, Bladen County NC; d. November 24, 1937, Bladen County NC.

 

99. PENELOPE5 PATE (CHARITY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1836 in Bladen County, NC, and died Aft. 1861 in Bladen County, NC. She married JOHN I THOMPSON 1856 in Bladen County NC. He was born Abt. 1829 in Bladen County NC, and died 1864 in Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: 1856, Bladen County NC

 

Children of PENELOPE PATE and JOHN THOMPSON are:

i. CINDERILLA6 THOMPSON, b. December 10, 1857, Bladen County NC; d. July 20, 1918, Bladen County NC; m. ZACHARIAH G THOMPSON, 1876, Bladen County NC; b. December 25, 1852, Bladen County NC; d. February 24, 1927, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: 1876, Bladen County NC

ii. J I THOMPSON, b. 1859, Bladen County NC.

iii. MARY A THOMPSON, b. 1861, Bladen County NC.

 

100. NELSON5 PATE (CHARITY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 1842 in Bladen County, NC, and died Bef. 1910 in Bladen County NC. He married MARY ELEANOR THOMPSON 1865 in Bladen County NC, daughter of JAMES THOMPSON and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born May 1845 in Bladen County NC, and died Aft. 1910 in Bladen.

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Marriage: 1865, Bladen County NC

 

Children of NELSON PATE and MARY THOMPSON are:

i. MARY JANE6 PATE, b. June 24, 1866, Bladen County NC; d. December 30, 1930, Bladen County NC; m. WILLIAM CAREY FREEMAN, 1883; b. July 05, 1861, Bladen County NC; d. January 27, 1935, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: 1883

ii. AMSEY SOLOMON PATE, b. February 22, 1871, Bladen County NC; d. July 06, 1936, Bladen County NC; m. MARY FLORENCE PAIT, 1893, Bladen County NC; b. February 1876, Bladen County NC; d. February 20, 1958, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: 1893, Bladen County NC

iii. DANIEL HICKMAN PAIT, b. December 1874; m. (1) MOLLIE RUSS; b. October 1880, Bladen County NC; m. (2) MOLLIE JANE NANCE, June 30, 1895, Bladen County NC; b. August 16, 1877, Bladen County NC; d. May 02, 1914, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: June 30, 1895, Bladen County NC

iv. LUCY ANN PATE, b. July 15, 1876, Bladen County NC; d. March 20, 1941, Bladen County NC.

v. JOHN G PATE, b. October 1879, Bladen County NC; d. Bladen County NC.

vi. LETTIE V PATE, b. February 19, 1882, Bladen County NC; d. September 07, 1932, Bladen County NC; m. (1) JOSEPH BRYAN, October 10, 1905, Bladen County NC; b. South Carolina; m. (2) JAMES LUTHER CREECH, 1910; b. July 10, 1885, Bladen County NC; d. October 15, 1943, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: October 10, 1905, Bladen County NC

More About JAMES CREECH and LETTIE PATE:

Marriage: 1910

 

101. DAVID5 PATE (CHARITY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 29, 1843 in Bladen County, NC, and died November 19, 1915 in Bladen County, NC. He married (1) SARAH ELIZABETH HESTER 1866 in Bladen County NC, daughter of AARON HESTER and LENORA SINGLETARY. She was born May 14, 1848 in Bladen County NC, and died March 27, 1913 in Bladen County, NC. He married (2) LIZZIE PHILLIPS September 07, 1913 in Bladen County NC, daughter of AQUILLA PHILLIPS and MARY HOOKS. She was born December 02, 1877 in Bladen County NC, and died November 15, 1962 in Bladen County NC.

More About DAVID PATE and SARAH HESTER:

Marriage: 1866, Bladen County NC

More About DAVID PATE and LIZZIE PHILLIPS:

Marriage: September 07, 1913, Bladen County NC

 

Children of DAVID PATE and SARAH HESTER are:

i. GALVANDORA PATE6 PAIT, b. November 05, 1867, Bladen County NC; d. December 12, 1939, Bladen County NC; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON HESTER, 1880, Bladen County NC; b. March 26, 1861, Bladen County NC; d. December 04, 1917, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: 1880, Bladen County NC

ii. DANIEL HUBERT PATE PAIT, b. August 03, 1870, Bladen County NC; d. March 23, 1939, Bladen County NC; m. ELIZABETH KELLY SINGLETARY, 1902, Bladen County NC; b. February 25, 1880, Bladen County NC; d. February 22, 1951, Wake Co, NC.

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Marriage: 1902, Bladen County NC

iii. EDITH ROWINA PATE, b. May 02, 1873, Bladen County NC; d. July 10, 1946, Bladen County NC; m. EDWARD C HESTER, April 25, 1889, Bladen County NC; b. October 21, 1866, Bladen County NC; d. April 15, 1938, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: April 25, 1889, Bladen County NC

iv. EDWARD BUXTON PAIT, b. May 28, 1876, Bladen County NC; d. April 30, 1952, Bladen County NC; m. MINNIE GUYTON, May 03, 1908, Bladen County NC; b. May 28, 1882, Bladen County NC; d. May 18, 1945, Bladen County NC.

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Marriage: May 03, 1908, Bladen County NC

v. DAVID BASCOMB PAIT, b. October 06, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. March 27, 1943, Bladen County NC; m. EDNA SINGLETARY, April 25, 1914, Bladen County NC; b. May 13, 1891, Bladen; d. July 04, 1948, Bladen County NC.

More About DAVID PAIT and EDNA SINGLETARY:

Marriage: April 25, 1914, Bladen County NC

vi. CHARITY E PAIT, b. September 28, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. September 25, 1924, Bladen County NC; m. (1) STEPHEN EDWARDS, November 05, 1899, Bladen County NC; b. December 11, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. March 04, 1915, Bladen County NC; m. (2) ZACHARIAH G THOMPSON; b. December 25, 1852, Bladen County NC; d. February 24, 1927, Bladen County NC.

More About STEPHEN EDWARDS and CHARITY PAIT:

Marriage: November 05, 1899, Bladen County NC

vii. BETHADA VIVIAN PAIT, b. May 28, 1885, Bladen County NC; d. June 16, 1969, Bladen County NC; m. GRAHAM WILSON, September 01, 1907, Bladen County NC; b. September 12, 1882, Bladen County NC; d. August 30, 1945, Bladen County NC.

More About GRAHAM WILSON and BETHADA PAIT:

Marriage: September 01, 1907, Bladen County NC

 

102. FERABY A.5 PATE (CHARITY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1845 in Bladen County, NC, and died October 19, 1915 in Bladen County, NC. She married (1) JORDAN LEE. He was born 1848 in Columbus Co, NC. She married (2) UNKNOWN HUSBAND.

 

Child of FERABY PATE and JORDAN LEE is:

i. ANDREW6 LEE, b. 1878, Columbus Co, NC.

 

 

Child of FERABY PATE and UNKNOWN HUSBAND is:

ii. ANNE ELIZA6 PATE, b. July 1867, Bladen County NC; d. March 29, 1943, Bladen County NC; m. SIMPSON HILBURN, 1886, Bladen County NC; b. August 1859, Bladen County NC; d. January 29, 1939, Bladen Co'.

More About SIMPSON HILBURN and ANNE PATE:

Marriage: 1886, Bladen County NC

 

103. JOHN MONTGOMERY5 PATE (CHARITY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born November 1850 in Bladen County NC, and died August 20, 1929 in Bladen County, NC. He married (1) EMELY AMELIA GUYTON July 05, 1868 in Bladen County NC, daughter of WILLIAM GUYTON and RACHEL UNKNOWN. She was born June 07, 1850 in Bladen County NC, and died June 20, 1891 in Bladen County NC. He married (2) FLORA ELIZABETH GUYTON 1892 in Bladen County NC, daughter of JOSEPH GUYTON and CATHERINE PATTERSON. She was born December 23, 1856 in Bladen County NC, and died September 01, 1928 in Bladen County NC.

More About JOHN PATE and EMELY GUYTON:

Marriage 1: July 05, 1868, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

More About JOHN PATE and FLORA GUYTON:

Marriage: 1892, Bladen County NC

 

Children of JOHN PATE and EMELY GUYTON are:

i. DANIEL EDWARD6 PAIT, b. March 17, 1869, Bladen County NC; d. June 01, 1956, Robeson Co, NC; m. FLORENCE PITTMAN, March 16, 1893, Bladen County NC; b. September 25, 1872, Robeson Co, NC; d. August 05, 1940, Bladen County, NC.

More About DANIEL PAIT and FLORENCE PITTMAN:

Marriage: March 16, 1893, Bladen County NC

ii. WILLIAM H PATE PAIT, b. May 17, 1871, Bladen County, NC; d. November 30, 1939; m. JANE PATE.

iii. MARY JANE PATE, b. October 20, 1873, Bladen County, NC; d. April 25, 1959, Robeson Co, NC; m. JAMES LAWSON; b. October 09, 1872, Robeson Co, NC; d. May 11, 1934, Robeson Co, NC.

iv. CHARITY RACHEL PATE, b. February 02, 1876, Bladen County, NC; d. November 27, 1927, Bladen County, NC; m. JAMES RAYFORD PAIT PATE, 1894; b. July 27, 1876, Bladen County, NC; d. June 29, 1958, Bladen County, NC.

More About JAMES PATE and CHARITY PATE:

Marriage: 1894

v. ELVIRA PATE PAIT, b. December 17, 1878.

vi. JOHN W PATE PAIT, b. June 1882, Bladen County, NC.

vii. LUCINDA PATE PAIT, b. January 26, 1885, Bladen County, NC; d. April 14, 1948, Bladen County, NC; m. ELISHA TROY DOWLESS, January 29, 1902, Bladen County NC; b. October 1880, Bladen County, NC; d. December 09, 1944, Bladen County, NC.

More About ELISHA DOWLESS and LUCINDA PAIT:

Marriage: January 29, 1902, Bladen County NC

viii. AMSEY JUDSON PAIT, b. February 09, 1888, Bladen County, NC; d. March 26, 1962, South Carolina; m. (1) MAMIE EUDORA SINGLETARY; b. December 27, 1902, Effingham, SC; d. April 14, 1980; m. (2) EMMA J SINGLETARY, May 20, 1906, Bladen County NC; b. October 24, 1880, Bladen County, NC; d. May 29, 1951, Robeson Co, NC.

More About AMSEY PAIT and EMMA SINGLETARY:

Marriage: May 20, 1906, Bladen County NC

ix. M M PAIT, b. May 07, 1891, Bladen County, NC.

 

 

Children of JOHN PATE and FLORA GUYTON are:

x. JOSEPHINE6 PAIT, b. July 08, 1894, Bladen County, NC; d. September 21, 1944; m. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DOW, December 18, 1909, Bladen County NC; b. Robeson Co, NC.

More About BENJAMIN DOW and JOSEPHINE PAIT:

Marriage: December 18, 1909, Bladen County NC

xi. NELSON PAIT, b. July 31, 1895, Bladen County, NC; d. July 18, 1966, Robeson Co, NC; m. RESSIE PITTMAN, June 25, 1916, Bladen County NC; b. July 24, 1900, Bladen County, NC; d. February 08, 1985, Bladen County, NC.

More About NELSON PAIT and RESSIE PITTMAN:

Marriage: June 25, 1916, Bladen County NC

xii. IRBY MONTGOMERY PAIT, b. December 08, 1898, Bladen County, NC; d. October 23, 1964, Bladen County, NC; m. MARY ELIZA HAMMOND, January 12, 1919, Bladen County NC; b. October 04, 1900, Columbus Co, NC; d. March 06, 1994, Bladen County, NC.

More About IRBY PAIT and MARY HAMMOND:

Marriage: January 12, 1919, Bladen County NC

xiii. MITTIE CATHERINE PAIT, b. November 23, 1900, Bladen County, NC; d. March 15, 1983, Bladen County, NC; m. CALVIN JEFFERSON DOVE, June 28, 1917, Bladen County NC; b. March 08, 1895, Bladen County, NC; d. February 28, 1965, Bladen County, NC.

More About CALVIN DOVE and MITTIE PAIT:

Marriage: June 28, 1917, Bladen County NC

 

104. ANDREW G.5 PATE (CHARITY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born August 1858 in Bladen County, NC, and died Abt. 1910 in Bladen County, NC. He married MINNIE J GUYTON 1875, daughter of WILLIAM GUYTON and RACHEL UNKNOWN. She was born February 1860 in Bladen County, NC.

More About ANDREW PATE and MINNIE GUYTON:

Marriage: 1875

 

Children of ANDREW PATE and MINNIE GUYTON are:

i. RUFUS HAYES6 PAIT, b. January 04, 1877, Bladen County, NC; d. November 12, 1918, Bladen County, NC; m. (1) MARY C RUSS, December 24, 1899, Bladen County NC; b. September 1883, Bladen County, NC; d. April 04, 1913, Bladen County, NC; m. (2) SARAH ELIZABETH RUSS, May 08, 1913, Bladen County NC; b. November 1896, Bladen County, NC; d. July 08, 1914, Bladen County, NC; m. (3) CELIA RUSS, June 20, 1914, Bladen County NC; b. December 1888, Bladen County, NC; d. 1918.

More About RUFUS PAIT and MARY RUSS:

Marriage: December 24, 1899, Bladen County NC

More About RUFUS PAIT and SARAH RUSS:

Marriage: May 08, 1913, Bladen County NC

More About RUFUS PAIT and CELIA RUSS:

Marriage: June 20, 1914, Bladen County NC

ii. OLIVE L PAIT, b. March 1880, Bladen County, NC; d. Bef. September 1908, Bladen County, NC; m. EVANDER HAYES RUSS, February 11, 1900, Bladen County NC; b. June 05, 1877, Bladen County, NC; d. July 09, 1941, Bladen County, NC.

Notes for OLIVE L PAIT:

It is believed that Olive died in childbirth.

 

More About EVANDER RUSS and OLIVE PAIT:

Marriage: February 11, 1900, Bladen County NC

iii. JAMES HARLOW PAIT, b. February 21, 1884, Bladen County, NC; d. May 17, 1966, Bladen County, NC; m. (1) EMMA DUNCAN; m. (2) EMMA J SMITH, February 07, 1903, Dublin, NC; b. 1885, Bladen County, NC; d. 1910; m. (3) DORA RUSS, January 22, 1911, Bladen County NC; d. 1912; m. (4) MARGARET ANN EVERS, 1919; b. October 08, 1892, Bladen County, NC; d. March 01, 1945, Bladen County, NC.

More About JAMES PAIT and EMMA SMITH:

Marriage 1: February 07, 1903, Dublin, NC

Marriage 2: Singletary Methodist Church

More About JAMES PAIT and DORA RUSS:

Marriage: January 22, 1911, Bladen County NC

More About JAMES PAIT and MARGARET EVERS:

Marriage: 1919

iv. FURNIE FRANCIS PAIT, b. February 25, 1887, Bladen County, NC; d. July 15, 1929, Bladen County, NC; m. FRANCES RUSS, March 28, 1906, Bladen County NC; b. September 28, 1886, Bladen County, NC; d. August 15, 1961, Bladen County, NC.

More About FURNIE PAIT and FRANCES RUSS:

Marriage: March 28, 1906, Bladen County NC

v. DAVID ETHEL PAIT, b. March 1890, Bladen County, NC; m. MAGGIE C KINLAW, February 25, 1910, Bladen County NC; b. 1894, Bladen County, NC.

More About DAVID PAIT and MAGGIE KINLAW:

Marriage: February 25, 1910, Bladen County NC

vi. MATILDA JANE PAIT, b. April 29, 1893, Bladen County, NC; d. January 08, 1975, Bladen County, NC; m. (1) CHESTER SMITH, September 22, 1909, Bladen County NC; b. December 1886, Bladen County, NC; d. 1914; m. (2) ENOCH H DOWLESS, March 25, 1914, Bladen County NC; b. November 1887, Bladen County, NC; d. March 10, 1938, Bladen County, NC.

More About CHESTER SMITH and MATILDA PAIT:

Marriage: September 22, 1909, Bladen County NC

More About ENOCH DOWLESS and MATILDA PAIT:

Marriage: March 25, 1914, Bladen County NC

vii. SADIE FLORENCE PAIT, b. February 20, 1899, Bladen County, NC; d. January 29, 1990, Bladen County, NC; m. WILLIAM ASHLEY DOVE, October 17, 1915, Bladen County NC; b. February 22, 1894, Bladen County, NC; d. January 13, 1942, Bladen County, NC.

More About WILLIAM DOVE and SADIE PAIT:

Marriage: October 17, 1915, Bladen County NC

viii. WOODY STANLEY PAIT, b. November 19, 1902, Bladen County, NC; d. June 29, 1978, Hoke Co, NC.

 

105. MILLISA5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born December 26, 1841 in Bladen County, NC, and died March 26, 1921 in Bladen County, NC. She married WILLIAM JAMES EDWARDS, son of JAMES EDWARDS and ELEANOR RISING. He was born Abt. 1837 in Bladen County, NC, and died Bef. 1870 in Bladen County, NC.

 

Children of MILLISA PAIT and WILLIAM EDWARDS are:

i. EXCIE ANN6 EDWARDS, b. March 05, 1859, Bladen County, NC; d. January 17, 1941, Bladen County, NC; m. DANIEL EDMOND HESTER, October 11, 1876, Bladen County NC; b. September 04, 1857, Bladen County, NC; d. March 17, 1936, Bladen County, NC.

More About DANIEL HESTER and EXCIE EDWARDS:

Marriage 1: October 11, 1876, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

ii. SALLY MILLISA EDWARDS, b. August 12, 1860, Bladen County, NC; d. December 03, 1938, Bladen County, NC; m. HILLERY FRANKLIN PAIT, 1881, Bladen County NC; b. July 01, 1858, Bladen County, NC; d. January 22, 1906, Bladen County, NC.

More About HILLERY PAIT and SALLY EDWARDS:

Marriage: 1881, Bladen County NC

iii. MARTHA ANNE EDWARDS, b. August 27, 1864, Bladen County, NC; d. August 18, 1926, Bladen County, NC; m. RAFORD KINLAW, December 18, 1879, Bladen County NC; b. August 31, 1851, Bladen County, NC; d. August 01, 1922, Bladen County, NC.

More About RAFORD KINLAW and MARTHA EDWARDS:

Marriage 1: December 18, 1879, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

 

106. MARY AMELIA5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 22, 1845 in Bladen County, NC, and died May 04, 1910 in Bladen County, NC. She married (1) WILLIAM JOSEPH HESTER September 01, 1864 in Bladen County NC, son of AARON HESTER and LENORA SINGLETARY. He was born Abt. 1843 in Bladen County NC, and died March 29, 1865 in Elmira NY. She married (2) DARIUS PITTMAN 1870 in Bladen County NC, son of RILEY PITTMAN and CHARLOTTE UNKNOWN. He was born November 1848 in Robeson Co, NC.

More About WILLIAM HESTER and MARY PAIT:

Marriage: September 01, 1864, Bladen County NC

More About DARIUS PITTMAN and MARY PAIT:

Marriage: 1870, Bladen County NC

 

Children of MARY PAIT and DARIUS PITTMAN are:

i. EMILY6 PITTMAN, b. 1871, Bladen County, NC.

ii. FLORENCE PITTMAN, b. September 25, 1872, Robeson Co, NC; d. August 05, 1940, Bladen County, NC; m. DANIEL EDWARD PAIT, March 16, 1893, Bladen County NC; b. March 17, 1869, Bladen County NC; d. June 01, 1956, Robeson Co, NC.

More About DANIEL PAIT and FLORENCE PITTMAN:

Marriage: March 16, 1893, Bladen County NC

iii. WILIAM PITTMAN, b. 1874, Bladen County, NC; m. (1) C J CHESHIRE, March 12, 1899, Bladen County NC; m. (2) MAYZELLA EDWARDS, January 15, 1902, Bladen County NC; b. December 1884, Bladen County, NC; m. (3) BESSIE JONES, 1904; b. 1886, Bladen County, NC.

More About WILIAM PITTMAN and C CHESHIRE:

Marriage: March 12, 1899, Bladen County NC

More About WILIAM PITTMAN and MAYZELLA EDWARDS:

Marriage: January 15, 1902, Bladen County NC

More About WILIAM PITTMAN and BESSIE JONES:

Marriage: 1904

iv. JOSEPH E PITTMAN, b. December 1879, Bladen County, NC.

v. FRED P PITTMAN, b. June 01, 1883, Bladen County, NC; d. February 02, 1960; m. PENNY C KINLAW; b. July 04, 1886, Bladen County, NC; d. March 01, 1959.

vi. CHARLOTTE M PITTMAN, b. December 1887, Bladen County, NC; d. Bladen County, NC.

 

107. CLARA JANE5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 06, 1847 in Bladen County, NC, and died November 15, 1909 in Leon County TX. She married CALVIN WARD, son of WILLIAM WARD and CATHERINE BAKER. He was born August 09, 1839 in Bladen County, NC, and died December 30, 1916 in Leon County Tx.

 

Children of CLARA PAIT and CALVIN WARD are:

i. CALLIE6 WARD.

ii. BUD WARD.

iii. CHARLES WARD, b. 1868, Bladen County, NC.

iv. WILLIAM JIMMIE WARD, b. 1870, Bladen County, NC.

v. OLIN WILLIAM WARD, b. January 01, 1871, Leon County Tx; d. September 25, 1960; m. ELIZABETH FREEMAN.

vi. JOHN MOORE WARD, b. April 29, 1873, Leon County Tx; d. November 09, 1886, Leon County Tx.

vii. KATIE M WARD, b. 1875, Leon County Tx.

viii. ELIZABETH A WARD, b. April 17, 1880, Leon County Tx; d. November 21, 1916, Madison County Tx; m. WILLIAM ALLEN FREEMAN; b. February 25, 1858, Lauderdale Co, Ms; d. January 14, 1922, Leon County Tx.

ix. CLEM WARD, b. January 15, 1885; d. May 22, 1970; m. ANNIE L WARD.

 

108. EMLAR5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born May 29, 1849 in Bladen County, NC, and died November 25, 1934 in Bladen County, NC. She married RANDOLPH M. EVERS 1870 in Bladen County NC, son of DAVID EVERS and MARY UNKNOWN. He was born May 25, 1848 in Bladen County NC, and died July 28, 1907 in Bladen County NC.

More About RANDOLPH EVERS and EMLAR PAIT:

Marriage: 1870, Bladen County NC

 

Children are listed above under (68) Randolph M. Evers.

 

109. MARSHALL5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born January 16, 1850 in Bladen County, NC, and died July 30, 1926 in Bladen County, NC. He married (1) NEPSY IVEY October 13, 1870 in Robeson Co, NC, daughter of ELIJAH IVEY and EXPERIENCE PUTMAN. She was born October 01, 1852 in Robeson Co, NC, and died May 14, 1904 in Bladen Co NC. He married (2) MARY E.A. MERCER June 28, 1904 in Bladen County NC. She was born September 06, 1854 in Bladen County NC, and died November 09, 1909 in Bladen County NC. He married (3) LYDIA LUCINDA TAYLOR December 16, 1909 in Bladen County NC, daughter of JOHN TAYLOR and MARY PITMAN. She was born April 22, 1859 in Bladen County NC, and died July 14, 1914 in Bladen County NC.

More About MARSHALL PAIT and NEPSY IVEY:

Marriage: October 13, 1870, Robeson Co, NC

More About MARSHALL PAIT and MARY MERCER:

Marriage: June 28, 1904, Bladen County NC

More About MARSHALL PAIT and LYDIA TAYLOR:

Marriage: December 16, 1909, Bladen County NC

 

Children of MARSHALL PAIT and NEPSY IVEY are:

i. CHARLIE6 PAIT, b. August 12, 1874, Bladen County NC; d. February 06, 1939, Bladen County NC; m. LILLIE WILSON, Abt. 1893, Bladen County NC; b. May 06, 1872, Bladen County NC; d. July 02, 1941, Bladen County NC.

More About CHARLIE PAIT and LILLIE WILSON:

Marriage: Abt. 1893, Bladen County NC

ii. MINNIE MAE PAIT, b. January 20, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. March 12, 1954, Bladen County NC; m. WILLIAM OWEN CARROLL, April 18, 1893, Bladen County NC; b. January 12, 1863, Bladen County NC; d. June 29, 1942, Bladen County NC.

More About WILLIAM CARROLL and MINNIE PAIT:

Marriage: April 18, 1893, Bladen County NC

iii. DENCY GRANGER PAIT, b. May 08, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. February 10, 1932, Bladen County NC; m. LETTIE KING, September 11, 1901, Bladen County NC; b. September 23, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. December 27, 1959, Bladen County NC.

More About DENCY PAIT and LETTIE KING:

Marriage: September 11, 1901, Bladen County NC

iv. ELCIE C. PAIT, b. April 14, 1884, Bladen County NC; d. March 15, 1934, Bladen County NC; m. CASSIUS N. WILLIS, February 08, 1900, Bladen County NC; b. November 1879.

More About CASSIUS WILLIS and ELCIE PAIT:

Marriage: February 08, 1900, Bladen County NC

v. NEIL JUDSON PAIT, b. March 03, 1887, Bladen County NC; d. July 01, 1947, Bladen County NC; m. MINNIE MAE THOMPSON, April 15, 1915, Bladen County NC; b. May 16, 1892, Bladen County NC; d. September 24, 1983, Robeson Co, NC.

More About NEIL PAIT and MINNIE THOMPSON:

Marriage: April 15, 1915, Bladen County NC

vi. HAYES BASKIN PAIT, b. February 18, 1890, Bladen County NC; d. September 19, 1959, Robeson Co, NC; m. MARY IDA MORISH THOMPSON, April 07, 1912, Bladen County NC; b. October 08, 1894, Bladen County NC; d. January 01, 1975, Robeson Co, NC.

More About HAYES PAIT and MARY THOMPSON:

Marriage: April 07, 1912, Bladen County NC

 

110. GILLESPIE MCDOUGAL5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 24, 1852 in Bladen County, NC, and died September 30, 1892 in Wilson County NC. He married MARGARET DELIGHT KINLAW 1872, daughter of NELSON KINLAW and SARAH WILSON. She was born October 12, 1854 in Bladen County NC, and died May 11, 1910 in Bladen County NC.

More About GILLESPIE PAIT and MARGARET KINLAW:

Marriage: 1872

 

Children of GILLESPIE PAIT and MARGARET KINLAW are:

i. EDWARD NELSON6 PAIT, b. February 14, 1873, Bladen County NC; d. March 1955, Bladen County NC; m. (1) MARGARET KELLY SINGLETARY, May 24, 1894, Bladen County NC; b. September 10, 1876, Bladen County NC; d. June 12, 1920, Bladen County NC; m. (2) LETTIE CARROLL, October 02, 1920, Bride's Home, Bladen co, NC; b. December 12, 1896, Bladen County NC; d. 1982, Hampton Va.

More About EDWARD PAIT and MARGARET SINGLETARY:

Marriage: May 24, 1894, Bladen County NC

More About EDWARD PAIT and LETTIE CARROLL:

Marriage: October 02, 1920, Bride's Home, Bladen co, NC

ii. JAMES RAYFORD PAIT, b. July 27, 1876, Bladen County NC; d. June 29, 1958, Bladen County NC; m. CHARITY RACHEL PATE, 1894, Bladen County NC; b. February 02, 1876, Bladen County NC; d. November 27, 1927, Bladen County NC.

More About JAMES PAIT and CHARITY PATE:

Marriage: 1894, Bladen County NC

iii. LILLIE JANE PAIT, b. December 14, 1878, Bladen County, NC; d. May 11, 1937, Bladen; m. (1) NATHAN BRYAN, 1901; b. June 26, 1871, Bladen County, NC; d. January 25, 1916, Bladen County, NC; m. (2) STANLEY N EVERS, May 24, 1919, Bladen County NC; b. 1897, Bladen County NC; d. January 28, 1987, Bladen County NC.

More About NATHAN BRYAN and LILLIE PAIT:

Marriage: 1901

More About STANLEY EVERS and LILLIE PAIT:

Marriage: May 24, 1919, Bladen County NC

iv. NELLIE MILBRY PAIT, b. June 13, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. June 08, 1951, Bladen County NC; m. WOODWARD BLISS HESTER, February 28, 1901, Bladen County NC; b. August 16, 1881; d. December 21, 1961, Bladen County NC.

More About WOODWARD HESTER and NELLIE PAIT:

Marriage: February 28, 1901, Bladen County NC

v. FRANKLIN JUDSON PAIT, b. May 1883, Bladen County NC; d. July 03, 1930, Robeson Co, NC; m. LULA MAE TYNER; b. October 07, 1889, Bladen County NC; d. May 02, 1937, Robeson Co, NC.

 

111. CHARITY ELIZABETH5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 01, 1856 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 26, 1923 in Bladen County, NC. She married WILLIAM RILEY KINLAW January 04, 1877 in Bladen County NC, son of RILEY KINLAW and NANCY UNKNOWN. He was born April 23, 1848 in Robeson Co, NC, and died November 01, 1909 in Bladen County NC.

More About WILLIAM KINLAW and CHARITY PAIT:

Marriage 1: January 04, 1877, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

 

Children of CHARITY PAIT and WILLIAM KINLAW are:

i. MCALLISTER C6 KINLAW, b. September 30, 1877, Bladen County, NC; d. July 01, 1944, Bladen County, NC; m. MARY MILDRED EVERS, May 19, 1897, Bladen County NC; b. January 06, 1880, Bladen County, NC; d. January 02, 1973, Bladen County, NC.

More About MCALLISTER KINLAW and MARY EVERS:

Marriage: May 19, 1897, Bladen County NC

ii. LIZZIE JANE KINLAW, b. March 07, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. February 05, 1964, Bladen County NC; m. EDWARD BUTLER, January 26, 1899, Bladen County NC; b. September 17, 1873, Bladen County NC; d. January 01, 1948, Bladen County NC.

More About EDWARD BUTLER and LIZZIE KINLAW:

Marriage: January 26, 1899, Bladen County NC

iii. GINNETTA KINLAW, b. February 07, 1886, Bladen County NC; d. May 31, 1917, Bladen County NC; m. JOHN RADCLIFF HESTER, October 21, 1906, Bladen County NC; b. January 24, 1883, Bladen County NC; d. March 11, 1950, Bladen County NC.

More About JOHN HESTER and GINNETTA KINLAW:

Marriage: October 21, 1906, Bladen County NC

 

112. FRANCIS ASBURY5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born November 10, 1858 in Bladen County, NC, and died June 11, 1906 in Bladen County, NC. He married LYDIA LUCINDA TAYLOR 1877 in Bladen County NC, daughter of JOHN TAYLOR and MARY PITMAN. She was born April 22, 1859 in Bladen County NC, and died July 14, 1914 in Bladen County NC.

More About FRANCIS PAIT and LYDIA TAYLOR:

Marriage: 1877, Bladen County NC

 

Children of FRANCIS PAIT and LYDIA TAYLOR are:

i. MISSOURI JANE6 PAIT, b. September 28, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. February 22, 1937, Bladen County NC; m. (1) THOMAS C CAIN, August 18, 1893, Bladen County NC; b. August 27, 1855, Bladen County NC; d. May 02, 1914, Bladen County NC; m. (2) MADISON RUSH PRIDGEN, February 24, 1918, Bladen County NC; b. February 06, 1869, Columbus Co, NC; d. October 14, 1946, Baker's Hospital, Lumberton, NC.

More About THOMAS CAIN and MISSOURI PAIT:

Marriage: August 18, 1893, Bladen County NC

More About MADISON PRIDGEN and MISSOURI PAIT:

Marriage: February 24, 1918, Bladen County NC

ii. MINNIE VICTORIA PAIT, b. December 18, 1882, Bladen County NC; d. October 12, 1943, Bladen County NC; m. JOSEPH MELET TAYLOR, December 31, 1897, Bladen County NC; b. October 12, 1874, Bladen County NC; d. February 01, 1944, Bladen County NC.

More About JOSEPH TAYLOR and MINNIE PAIT:

Marriage: December 31, 1897, Bladen County NC

iii. WATTIE DURHAM PAIT, b. August 30, 1888, Bladen County NC; d. February 17, 1944, Bladen County NC; m. MARY M BUTLER, February 19, 1911, Bladen County NC; b. September 15, 1892, Bladen County NC; d. January 30, 1962, Bladen County NC.

More About WATTIE PAIT and MARY BUTLER:

Marriage: February 19, 1911, Bladen County NC

iv. DAYTON ASBURY PAIT, b. August 27, 1889, Blayden county NC; d. March 02, 1965, Bladen County NC; m. (1) SUSAN V BRISSON, March 24, 1909, Bladen County NC; b. June 16, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. December 19, 1911, Bladen County NC; m. (2) SUSAN V. BRISSON, March 24, 1909, Bladen County NC; b. June 16, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. December 19, 1911, Bladen County NC; m. (3) ALICE BRISSON, July 23, 1913, Bladen County NC; b. 1892, Bladen County NC; d. April 16, 1914, Bladen County NC; m. (4) WILLIE LANE, 1916; b. August 26, 1898, North Carolina; d. February 28, 1930, Bladen County NC; m. (5) MARGARET SWAIN, 1933; b. July 16, 1912, Evans Co, Ga.

More About DAYTON PAIT and SUSAN BRISSON:

Marriage: March 24, 1909, Bladen County NC

More About DAYTON PAIT and SUSAN BRISSON:

Marriage: March 24, 1909, Bladen County NC

More About DAYTON PAIT and ALICE BRISSON:

Marriage: July 23, 1913, Bladen County NC

More About DAYTON PAIT and WILLIE LANE:

Marriage: 1916

More About DAYTON PAIT and MARGARET SWAIN:

Marriage: 1933

v. WAID CHAPEL PAIT, b. November 26, 1896, Bladen County NC; d. April 16, 1969, Robeson Co, NC; m. (1) MARY ALICE GLOVER; b. January 08, 1913, Aiken co, SC; d. September 09, 1978, Bladen County NC; m. (2) MAGGIE LEE THOMPSON, 1914; b. October 31, 1898, Bladen County NC; d. December 29, 1954, Robeson Co, NC.

More About WAID PAIT and MAGGIE THOMPSON:

Marriage: 1914

 

113. OLLEN M.5 PAIT (MILBRY4 HESTER, STEPHEN3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 27, 1860 in Bladen County, NC, and died May 23, 1944 in Bladen County, NC. He married JOANNAH HESTER 1878, daughter of DAVID HESTER and MARY BRISSON. She was born May 04, 1862 in Bladen County, NC, and died October 03, 1933 in Bladen County, NC.

More About OLLEN PAIT and JOANNAH HESTER:

Marriage: 1878

 

Children of OLLEN PAIT and JOANNAH HESTER are:

i. HESTER MELBA6 PAIT, b. May 04, 1880, Bladen County NC; d. October 28, 1958, Bladen County NC; m. WILLIAM LLOYD GUYTON, May 24, 1897, Bladen County NC; b. August 17, 1866, Bladen County NC; d. March 21, 1936, Bladen County NC.

More About WILLIAM GUYTON and HESTER PAIT:

Marriage: May 24, 1897, Bladen County NC

ii. MARY JANE PAIT, b. January 11, 1881, Bladen County NC; d. July 06, 1966, Bladen County NC; m. ALBERT JACKSON HESTER, May 12, 1899, Bladen County NC; b. January 06, 1875, Bladen County NC; d. June 18, 1965, Bladen County NC.

More About ALBERT HESTER and MARY PAIT:

Marriage: May 12, 1899, Bladen County NC

iii. RACHEL ABIGAIL PAIT, b. July 1885, Bladen County NC; d. December 29, 1935, Bladen County NC; m. JOHN DARIUS BUTLER, February 18, 1903, Bladen County NC; b. August 1879, Bladen County NC.

More About JOHN BUTLER and RACHEL PAIT:

Marriage: February 18, 1903, Bladen County NC

iv. HENRY WASHINGTON PAIT, b. January 02, 1888, Bladen County NC; d. January 20, 1947, Bladen County NC; m. CORA HERRING, February 05, 1911, Bladen County NC; b. September 08, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. April 13, 1974, Bladen County NC.

More About HENRY PAIT and CORA HERRING:

Marriage: February 05, 1911, Bladen County NC

v. LOU CINDY PAIT, b. January 13, 1892, Bladen County NC; d. April 28, 1960, Bladen County NC; m. JOSEPH HARMON EDWARDS, December 07, 1906; b. April 12, 1889, Bladen County NC; d. January 02, 1962, Bladen County NC.

More About JOSEPH EDWARDS and LOU PAIT:

Marriage: December 07, 1906

vi. ARCHIE ALVIN PAIT, b. September 22, 1895, Bladen County NC; d. July 15, 1982, Bladen County NC; m. MARY RUBY PRIDGEN, November 26, 1916, Bladen County NC; b. November 09, 1899, Bladen County NC; d. June 16, 1981, Bladen County NC.

More About ARCHIE PAIT and MARY PRIDGEN:

Marriage: November 26, 1916, Bladen County NC

vii. LILLIE BELLE PAIT, b. November 22, 1898, Bladen County NC; d. November 29, 1918, Bladen County NC; m. ELIJAH THOMAS GUYTON, April 01, 1917, Bladen County NC.

More About ELIJAH GUYTON and LILLIE PAIT:

Marriage: April 01, 1917, Bladen County NC

viii. CATTIE M PAIT, b. October 24, 1902, Bladen County NC; d. March 04, 1903, Bladen County NC.

 

114. COMFORT5 FREEMAN (ELIZABETH4 BRISSON, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1835. She married DENNIS STORM, son of CHARLES STORM and MARTHA UNKNOWN. He was born 1822, and died February 25, 1917.

 

Children of COMFORT FREEMAN and DENNIS STORM are:

i. CHARLES6 STORMS.

ii. EDWARD STORMS.

iii. ISAAC STORMS.

iv. BETTY STORMS, m. UNKNOWN DEAVER.

v. SALLY JANE STORMS, m. WILLIAM JAMES DOVE; b. April 07, 1827, Bladen County NC; d. February 15, 1935.

vi. IDA STORMS, m. UNKNOWN EDWARDS.

vii. TILLEY STORMS.

viii. MAGGIE STORMS.

ix. DOLLY STORMS.

x. ELIGA STORMS.

xi. GUILFORD STORMS.

xii. GEORGE STORMS, b. April 02, 1861; d. May 22, 1954; m. MARY ELIZA DOVE, June 28, 1882, Bladen County NC; b. April 07, 1861, Bladen County NC; d. December 01, 1945, Bladenboro, Bladen Co, NC.

More About GEORGE STORMS and MARY DOVE:

Marriage 1: June 28, 1882, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

 

115. SARAH5 HESTER (DAVID4, JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born July 23, 1833 in Bladen County, NC, and died December 10, 1905 in Bladen County, NC. She married HENRY FRANCIS HILBURN June 10, 1849. He was born September 20, 1826, and died October 16, 1894 in Bladen County NC.

More About SARAH HESTER:

Burial: White Cemetery, Bladenboro, NC

More About HENRY FRANCIS HILBURN:

Burial: White Cemetery, Bladenboro, NC

More About HENRY HILBURN and SARAH HESTER:

Marriage: June 10, 1849

 

Children of SARAH HESTER and HENRY HILBURN are:

i. EMELIA6 HILBURN, d. January 03, 1862.

ii. MARY J HILBURN, b. April 10, 1850; m. (1) G B BIRD, January 1869, Bladen County NC; m. (2) GEORGE FRANKLIN ALLEN, January 16, 1901, Bladen County NC; b. August 06, 1842, Bladen County NC; d. September 12, 1918, Bladen County NC.

More About G BIRD and MARY HILBURN:

Marriage: January 1869, Bladen County NC

More About GEORGE ALLEN and MARY HILBURN:

Marriage: January 16, 1901, Bladen County NC

iii. SARAH ANN HILBURN, b. May 05, 1852, Bladen County NC; d. March 08, 1924, Bladen County NC; m. JAMES L WHITE, September 02, 1875, Bladen County NC; b. October 24, 1848, Bladen County NC; d. July 29, 1903, Bladen County NC.

More About JAMES WHITE and SARAH HILBURN:

Marriage 1: September 02, 1875, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

iv. RUFUS M HILBURN, b. April 01, 1855; d. June 29, 1929; m. LUCY C HESTER, January 09, 1878, Bladen County NC; b. 1853.

More About RUFUS M HILBURN:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About RUFUS HILBURN and LUCY HESTER:

Marriage 1: January 09, 1878, Bladen County NC

Marriage 2: Rev Robert Sessoms

v. SINGLETARY HESTER HILBURN, b. July 03, 1857; d. May 24, 1941.

More About SINGLETARY HESTER HILBURN:

Burial: Mt Horeb Cemetery

vi. DAVID H HILBURN, b. March 18, 1860; d. June 25, 1929.

More About DAVID H HILBURN:

Burial: Singletary Cemetery, Butters, North Carolina

vii. ISAAC FRANKLIN HILBURN, b. May 29, 1863; d. February 16, 1957.

More About ISAAC FRANKLIN HILBURN:

Burial: Singletary Cemetery, Butters, North Carolina

viii. AMSEY ASHBURN HILBURN, b. January 16, 1867; d. May 28, 1940; m. SALLY BURNEY; b. February 28, 1872; d. April 14, 1957.

ix. QUEEN ROSETTA HILBURN, b. June 21, 1869, Bladen County NC; d. April 11, 1911, Bladenboro, Bladen Co, NC; m. ARCHIBALD MOORE KELLY; b. October 21, 1858, Bladen County NC; d. April 28, 1945.

More About ARCHIBALD MOORE KELLY:

Occupation: Bet. 1917 - 1919, Member of North Carolina Senate

x. AUSTIN FLEETWOOD HILBURN, b. January 19, 1874; d. September 16, 1876.

xi. TWIN SON HILBURN.

xii. TWIN GIRL HILBURN.

 

116. EDITH5 HESTER (DAVID4, JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born September 17, 1834 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 19, 1930 in Bladen County, NC. She married ELSHA DOWLESS II, son of WILLIAM DOWLESS and NANCY CAIN. He was born April 29, 1835 in Bladen County NC, and died June 22, 1909 in Bladen County NC.

 

Children of EDITH HESTER and ELSHA DOWLESS are:

i. EDWARD6 DOWLESS, b. 1857, Bladen County NC; d. August 10, 1930; m. MARGARET ANN DOWLESS; b. June 14, 1854, Bladen County NC; d. December 25, 1889.

ii. MATILDA MARY DOWLESS, b. 1862, Bladen County NC.

iii. DAVID ELISHA DOWLESS, b. October 19, 1863, Dublin, Bladen County, NC; d. September 20, 1934, Birch Tree, Missouri; m. AMELIA FREDERICKA GOETTING, December 31, 1902, Fairdealing, Mo; b. January 09, 1873, Alabama; d. August 05, 1952, Jefferson City, Mo.

More About DAVID DOWLESS and AMELIA GOETTING:

Marriage: December 31, 1902, Fairdealing, Mo

iv. LEVIE J DOWLESS, b. April 12, 1865, Bladen County NC; d. January 17, 1946, Monette, Arkansas; m. HARRIET A EVANS; b. February 14, 1874, Bladen County NC; d. October 08, 1931, Monette Arkansas.

More About LEVIE J DOWLESS:

Burial: Monette Cemetery

More About HARRIET A EVANS:

Burial: Monette Cemetery

v. JAMES CANADA DOWLESS, b. October 13, 1868, Bladen County NC; d. November 02, 1929, Bladen County NC; m. FERUBY C BENSON; b. April 28, 1861; d. June 14, 1924.

vi. JOSEPH BRIGHT DOWLESS, b. July 29, 1877, Bladen County NC; d. June 17, 1960, Dublin, Bladen County, NC; m. VICTORIA ALLEN.

 

117. JOANNAH5 HESTER (DAVID4, JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born May 04, 1862 in Bladen County, NC, and died October 03, 1933 in Bladen County, NC. She married OLLEN M. PAIT 1878, son of JAMES PAIT and MILBRY HESTER. He was born September 27, 1860 in Bladen County, NC, and died May 23, 1944 in Bladen County, NC.

More About OLLEN PAIT and JOANNAH HESTER:

Marriage: 1878

 

Children are listed above under (113) Ollen M. Pait.

 

118. REUBEN5 BRISSON (STEPHEN4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born February 05, 1837 in Bladen County, NC, and died May 12, 1918 in Robeson Co, NC. He married (1) MARY ROBERTS July 09, 1855 in Robeson Co, NC, daughter of STOKESBERRY ROBERTS and SARAH KINLAW. She was born May 10, 1834 in Bladen County NC, and died November 19, 1907 in Robeson Co, NC. He married (2) LUCY J FISHER July 27, 1909 in Robeson Co, NC.

Notes for REUBEN BRISSON:

On Aug 31 1862 Reuben joined Co H, 2nd Artillary 36 Reg, NC Volunteers, Confederate Army.

 

More About REUBEN BRISSON:

Burial: Great Marsh Baptist Church, St Paul, NC

More About MARY ROBERTS:

Burial: Great Marsh Baptist Church, St Paul, NC

More About REUBEN BRISSON and MARY ROBERTS:

Marriage: July 09, 1855, Robeson Co, NC

More About LUCY J FISHER:

Burial: Great Marsh Baptist Church, St Paul, NC

More About REUBEN BRISSON and LUCY FISHER:

Marriage: July 27, 1909, Robeson Co, NC

 

Children of REUBEN BRISSON and MARY ROBERTS are:

i. MALCOM6 BRISSON, b. Bladen County NC; m. JULIA FISHER, December 22, 1883; b. October 03, 1868; d. March 23, 1915.

More About MALCOM BRISSON and JULIA FISHER:

Marriage: December 22, 1883

ii. DANIEL BRISSON.

iii. ALEXANDER BRISSON, b. Bladen County NC; m. MARGARET J PHILLIPS, December 24, 1890.

More About ALEXANDER BRISSON and MARGARET PHILLIPS:

Marriage: December 24, 1890

iv. MARY BRISSON, m. WILLIAM MCBRIDE, JR, January 19, 1907.

More About WILLIAM MCBRIDE and MARY BRISSON:

Marriage: January 19, 1907

v. SARAH HELEN BRISSON, b. May 10, 1856, Bladen County NC; d. November 18, 1883; m. J L BROWN.

vi. LEONARD BRISSON, b. June 22, 1859, Bladen County NC; d. February 05, 1940; m. REBECCA PHILLIPS, May 27, 1881; b. April 02, 1860; d. August 04, 1939.

More About LEONARD BRISSON and REBECCA PHILLIPS:

Marriage: May 27, 1881

vii. ROBERT EDWARD BRISSON, b. November 11, 1871, Bladen County NC; d. January 22, 1955; m. MINNIE E SMITH.

viii. MARGARET BRISSON, b. March 30, 1873, Bladen County NC; d. January 30, 1948; m. GEORGE THOMAS FISHER, December 23, 1891.

More About GEORGE FISHER and MARGARET BRISSON:

Marriage: December 23, 1891

 

119. JOSEPH H5 BRISSON (STEPHEN4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born October 01, 1844 in Bladen County, NC, and died March 20, 1923 in Bladen County, NC. He married ELIZABETH BURNEY, daughter of RICHARD BURNEY and ELIZABETH ALLEN. She was born May 12, 1835 in Bladen County NC, and died March 22, 1926 in Bladen County NC.

 

Children of JOSEPH BRISSON and ELIZABETH BURNEY are:

i. WILLIAM6 BRISSON.

ii. CHARLES H BRISSON, b. November 03, 1866, Bladen County NC; d. October 04, 1945; m. LILLIE TOLAR, October 15, 1896; b. March 11, 1872; d. May 25, 1963.

More About CHARLES BRISSON and LILLIE TOLAR:

Marriage: October 15, 1896

iii. RICHARD STEPHEN BRISSON, b. December 11, 1874, Bladen County NC; d. July 08, 1954; m. MARY ADA RIDDLE; b. September 15, 1879; d. December 20, 1955.

iv. JOSEPH JAMES BRISSON, b. November 03, 1877, Bladen County NC; d. February 17, 1944; m. ADA JANE RIDDLE.

 

120. ELEANOR D5 BRISSON (STEPHEN4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born October 16, 1848 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 26, 1937. She married ANDERSON KINLAW October 18, 1866 in Robeson Co, NC.

More About ANDERSON KINLAW and ELEANOR BRISSON:

Marriage: October 18, 1866, Robeson Co, NC

 

Children of ELEANOR BRISSON and ANDERSON KINLAW are:

i. ARCHIE R6 KINLAW, b. July 27, 1872.

ii. NEIL STEPHEN KINLAW, b. 1875; d. November 15, 1946; m. ELIZA M WHITE.

 

121. HELEN SOPHIE5 BRISSON (STEPHEN4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born July 15, 1851 in Bladen County NC, and died October 31, 1930. She married RICHARD IVEY, son of JOHN IVEY and HELEN UNKNOWN. He was born August 01, 1849 in Bladen County NC, and died July 10, 1899 in Bladen County NC.

 

Child of HELEN BRISSON and RICHARD IVEY is:

i. CHARLIE6 IVEY, b. September 15, 1871; d. November 09, 1935; m. PERCY THOMPSON; b. January 24, 1872; d. November 15, 1942.

 

122. BUD5 BRISSON (STEPHEN4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) died November 17, 1936. He married MAKEBDA ELIZABETH KINLAW January 12, 1881.

More About BUD BRISSON and MAKEBDA KINLAW:

Marriage: January 12, 1881

 

Children of BUD BRISSON and MAKEBDA KINLAW are:

i. VERA6 BRISSON, b. September 16, 1883; d. November 17, 1936.

ii. SIDNEY JARVIS BRISSON, b. 1884; d. March 13, 1949.

iii. FRED CORREY BRISSON, b. February 28, 1886; d. September 08, 1955; m. ANNIE PREVATTE; b. July 03, 1891; d. May 03, 1957.

iv. RUTHIE BRISSON, b. July 20, 1898; d. July 20, 1904.

v. LIL BRISSON, b. October 12, 1901; d. June 19, 1916.

 

123. MARY CARROWAY5 BRISSON (ANTHONY D4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 09, 1859, and died September 15, 1910. She married JOSEPH HOLLAND GUYTON, son of JOSEPH GUYTON and CATHERINE PATTERSON. He was born May 10, 1852 in Bladen County NC, and died November 10, 1938 in Bladen County NC.

 

Children of MARY BRISSON and JOSEPH GUYTON are:

i. JOSEPH A6 GUYTON, b. September 17, 1878, Bladen County NC; d. 1955; m. MONA KING.

ii. DANIEL BUNN GUYTON, b. July 13, 1880, Bladen County NC; d. March 09, 1959; m. MARY ELIZA COUNCIL, December 23, 1909; b. December 27, 1875; d. November 28, 1954.

More About DANIEL GUYTON and MARY COUNCIL:

Marriage: December 23, 1909

iii. MITTIE GUYTON, b. September 21, 1882, Bladen County NC; d. 1958.

iv. JAMES NATHAN GUYTON, b. February 15, 1886, Bladen County NC; m. MABLE PAYNE, April 25, 1923, Methodist Church, by H E Lance; b. August 22, 1904; d. January 16, 1989.

More About JAMES GUYTON and MABLE PAYNE:

Marriage: April 25, 1923, Methodist Church, by H E Lance

v. AUSTIN QUINCY GUYTON, b. November 25, 1888, Bladen County NC; d. February 28, 1968; m. ALPHA ELLEN SHAW, January 17, 1915, By Rev W W Davidson; b. June 08, 1890; d. March 23, 1985.

More About AUSTIN GUYTON and ALPHA SHAW:

Marriage: January 17, 1915, By Rev W W Davidson

vi. CLARA NANCY GUYTON, b. April 15, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. November 03, 1972; m. HENRY FRANKLIN SHAW; b. October 10, 1886; d. December 21, 1951.

vii. DORMA CARRAWAY GUYTON, b. March 02, 1896; m. (1) EVELYN CLARK; m. (2) LYNETTE PAUL.

viii. FLORENCE CATHERINE GUYTON, b. May 29, 1899, Bladen County NC; m. PAUL SAVAGE.

 

124. JAMES ANTHONY5 BRISSON (ANTHONY D4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 27, 1861, and died September 30, 1941 in Bethel Tws, Bladen County, NC. He married MARY JANE KING February 04, 1886, daughter of JAMES KING and MARTHA ALLEN. She was born April 04, 1866 in Bladen County NC, and died May 28, 1945 in Fayetteville, NC.

More About JAMES BRISSON and MARY KING:

Marriage: February 04, 1886

 

Children of JAMES BRISSON and MARY KING are:

i. ALVIN WADE6 BRISSON, b. March 02, 1886, Bladen County NC; d. January 15, 1966, Bladen County NC; m. (1) CELIA FLORENCE BRITT; b. June 24, 1891; d. July 06, 1922, Bladen County NC; m. (2) VANDALIA EVANS BLEDSOE; b. July 11, 1894, Bladen County NC; d. February 03, 1980, Bladen County NC.

ii. NELLIE JANE BRISSON, b. 1888; d. 1918; m. JOSEPH LENNON HESTER; b. November 30, 1882; d. January 25, 1955.

iii. CHARLIE EMERSON BRISSON, b. May 02, 1889; d. September 04, 1976; m. HATTIE UNKNOWN; b. September 06, 1894; d. December 25, 1980.

iv. ALICE BRISSON, b. 1892, Bladen County NC; d. April 16, 1914, Bladen County NC; m. DAYTON ASBURY PAIT, July 23, 1913, Bladen County NC; b. August 27, 1889, Blayden county NC; d. March 02, 1965, Bladen County NC.

More About DAYTON PAIT and ALICE BRISSON:

Marriage: July 23, 1913, Bladen County NC

v. JAMES ROY BRISSON, b. June 22, 1896, Bladen County NC; d. February 12, 1983, Bladen County NC; m. KATIE GENEVA TATUM; b. November 02, 1902; d. December 02, 1980.

vi. DEXTER BRISSON, b. June 22, 1898; m. LUNNIE MUSSELWHITE; b. June 14, 1905.

vii. MARVIN BRISSON, b. June 29, 1900; d. August 21, 1989; m. DONNIE JESSUP DOWLESS; b. March 12, 1906; d. January 15, 1956.

viii. MANLEY MATHUEL BRISSON, b. December 01, 1901, Bladen County NC; d. June 23, 1983, Bladen County NC; m. CARA MAE POWERS; b. July 15, 1912.

ix. MAGGIE BRISSON, b. May 20, 1905; d. November 19, 1982; m. MARSHALL TAYLOR; b. October 11, 1896.

x. LESSIE LEOLA BRISSON, b. June 10, 1908, Bladen County NC; m. JAMES ARCHIBALD MCDONALD; b. October 12, 1904, Cumberland Co, NC; d. June 21, 1971, Atlanta, Ga.

More About JAMES ARCHIBALD MCDONALD:

Burial: Fairview Memorial Gardens

 

125. ANTHONY ALEXANDER5 BRISSON (ANTHONY D4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born January 04, 1865 in Bladen County, NC, and died May 30, 1925 in Bladen County, NC. He married (1) LULA CAIN. She was born August 08, 1887, and died July 18, 1963. He married (2) MITTIE VICTORIA DOWLESS October 20, 1889. She was born December 09, 1874, and died June 28, 1910.

More About ANTHONY BRISSON and MITTIE DOWLESS:

Marriage: October 20, 1889

 

Children of ANTHONY BRISSON and LULA CAIN are:

i. MACK IRVIN6 BRISSON, b. January 11, 1915, Bladen County NC; d. June 07, 1917, Bladen County NC.

ii. MARY LEE BRISSON, b. June 07, 1917, Bladen County NC; d. January 22, 1999, Raleigh, Wake County NC; m. FLOYD ANDREW DECKER.

More About MARY LEE BRISSON:

Burial: Bladen Memorial Garden, Elizabethtown, NC

Notes for FLOYD ANDREW DECKER:

Her Funeral was held at Singletary United Methodist Church, Dublin, NC

iii. HOWARD BREMON BRISSON, b. March 07, 1920.

iv. PAUL BRISSON, b. July 06, 1922.

 

 

Children of ANTHONY BRISSON and MITTIE DOWLESS are:

v. SUSAN V.6 BRISSON, b. June 16, 1891, Bladen County NC; d. December 19, 1911, Bladen County NC; m. DAYTON ASBURY PAIT, March 24, 1909, Bladen County NC; b. August 27, 1889, Blayden county NC; d. March 02, 1965, Bladen County NC.

More About DAYTON PAIT and SUSAN BRISSON:

Marriage: March 24, 1909, Bladen County NC

vi. MURRY BUNDAY BRISSON, b. February 04, 1893, Bladen County NC.

vii. LUTHER WESLEY BRISSON, b. June 21, 1895, Bladen County NC.

viii. EDDIE G. BRISSON, b. May 02, 1897, Bladen County NC.

ix. NANCY MAY BRISSON, b. August 05, 1900, Bladen County NC; d. February 02, 1927, Bladen County NC; m. WILLIE I. DAVIS; b. May 18, 1898, Bladen County NC; d. February 15, 1941, Bladen County NC.

More About NANCY MAY BRISSON:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

More About WILLIE I. DAVIS:

Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC

x. LIZZIE L. BRISSON, b. January 23, 1902, Bladen County NC.

 

126. MANNING5 BRISSON (ISHAM4, COMFORT3 HESTER, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born June 15, 1860, and died October 20, 1918. He married BRUNETTA BRITT. She was born November 22, 1864, and died August 30, 1931.

 

Children of MANNING BRISSON and BRUNETTA BRITT are:

i. BARBARA J.6 BRISSON.

ii. LENORAH BRISSON.

iii. DORIA BRISSON.

iv. FURNEY E. BRISSON, b. April 27, 1884; d. October 03, 1957; m. FLORENCE BRISSON; b. July 01, 1906, Bladen County NC; d. 1955.

v. INA BRISSON, b. October 11, 1902, Bladen County NC; d. December 18, 1981, Bladen County NC; m. (1) JOHN SPENCER PATE; b. 1912, Bladen County NC; d. September 02, 1937, Bladen County NC; m. (2) TED KING; b. October 20, 1911, Bladen County NC; d. February 25, 1965, Bladen County NC.

 

127. MARY ELIZA5 HESTER (JOB4, ACHILLES3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born August 16, 1846, and died September 11, 1914. She married WRIGHT HESTER, SR February 22, 1866, son of MATTHEW HESTER and SOPHIA GUYTON. He was born March 05, 1842 in Bladen County, NC, and died January 29, 1899 in Bladen County NC.

More About WRIGHT HESTER and MARY HESTER:

Marriage: February 22, 1866

 

Children are listed above under (95) Wright Hester, Sr.

 

128. ELVIRA5 HESTER (AARON4, JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born July 06, 1838 in Bladen County NC, and died March 30, 1914 in Bladen County NC. She married STEPHEN PATE October 17, 1858 in Bladen County NC, son of JOHN PATE and CHARITY HESTER. He was born 1835 in Bladen County NC, and died 1865 in Bladen County NC.

More About STEPHEN PATE and ELVIRA HESTER:

Marriage: October 17, 1858, Bladen County NC

 

Children are listed above under (98) Stephen Pate.

 

129. SARAH ELIZABETH5 HESTER (AARON4, JASPER3, JASPER2, THOMAS1) was born May 14, 1848 in Bladen County NC, and died March 27, 1913 in Bladen County, NC. She married DAVID PATE 1866 in Bladen County NC, son of JOHN PATE and CHARITY HESTER. He was born July 29, 1843 in Bladen County, NC, and died November 19, 1915 in Bladen County, NC.

More About DAVID PATE and SARAH HESTER:

Marriage: 1866, Bladen County NC

 

Children are listed above under (101) David Pate.

 

Generation No. 6

 

130. DELLA6 GRAVES (MARY MARGARET5 EVERS, WILLIAM JAMES4, JAMES3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) She married UNKNOWN HUMPHREY.

 

Child of DELLA GRAVES and UNKNOWN HUMPHREY is:

i. ERNEST H.7 HUMPHREY.

 

131. LAURA ANNIE6 BRITT (JOHN W.5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1868 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She married UNKNOWN BLACKWELDER.

 

Child of LAURA BRITT and UNKNOWN BLACKWELDER is:

i. JIMMY7 BLACKWELDER.

Notes for JIMMY BLACKWELDER:

He is the one that showed Wilma, Mildred, Cora, Gene, and Becky around Alexander City and Jackson Gap when they went to Alabama in search of family history.

 

132. MEXICANA6 BRITT (RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1869 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She married JAMES T MCDANIEL.

 

Children of MEXICANA BRITT and JAMES MCDANIEL are:

138. i. DONA BELL7 MCDANIEL, b. October 29, 1898; d. March 27, 1966.

ii. MARIE MCDANIEL.

 

133. LAVONIA ROBERTER6 BRITT (RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1871 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, and died 1960 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She married JESSE WESLEY PARTRIDGE. He was born 1884 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, and died 1970 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

More About LAVONIA ROBERTER BRITT:

Education: buried in Rock Springs Church Jackson Gap Al

More About JESSE WESLEY PARTRIDGE:

Education: buried in Rock Springs Church Jackson Gap Al

 

Child of LAVONIA BRITT and JESSE PARTRIDGE is:

i. MATILDA7 PARTRIDGE, m. UNKNOWN MILLUM.

Notes for MATILDA PARTRIDGE:

She is the one that was so excited when Mother, Mildred, Cora, Gene, and Becky went to Jackson Gap to search for family history. She grabbed Becky's arm and repeated over and over "Oh, you're JP's daughter!" She also verified the fact that when they were little, they used to go "fly through the trees" (see notes on Joe P Surls Sr for explanation)

More About MATILDA PARTRIDGE:

Education: cousin Tilda

 

134. EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT (RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born December 24, 1876 in Tallapoosa County ALABAMA, and died March 10, 1940 in Ceadartown, Georgia. She married WILLIAM PLEAS SURLS June 14, 1896 in Jackson Gap, ALABAMA, son of WILLIAM SURLS and MATILDA ROBERTS. He was born January 25, 1877 in Tallapoosa County ALABAMA, and died April 25, 1945 in Cedartown,Georgia.

Notes for EPSIE CORRINE BRITT:

She liked gardening, flowers, listening to sports events on radio, particularly boxing. "Young Stribling" was her favorite boxer.

She made knitted lace on very small wire-like needles.

More About EPSIE CORRINE BRITT:

Education: buried Greenwood cemetery, Cedartown, Ga

Notes for WILLIAM PLEAS SURLS:

When Papa and Mama were married, both sets of parents insisted they move from Jackson Gap, as it was a very isolated area and a very poor place to raise a family. They moved to Columbus, Ga. where their infant son Marion died, then they moved to Cedartown in 1904.

He was a Mason.

His nephew Felix Hood, lived with them and is listed on the 1900 census with them.

He did a lot of work on the Turntable located in Cedartown. The turntable is now located at the Tennessee Valley Train Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee where it was moved in the mid '80's. We have pictures of the turntable in Chattanooga.

He loved gardening and children.

TOLD TO CRIS SURLS BY JOE P SURLS SR

"Shorty" Suls, (William Pleas), was a coach for Masonic work. When they advance from one step to another, there is a lot of memory work involved. Sometimes they would practice at the fire station, or the filling station, or somewhere they could be away from everyone, but their favorite place to practice was the cemetery, because they could see if anyone was coming and quit talking. On this particular evening, Shorty was there with several of the candidates and they were up on the hill overlooking the railroad tracks. They were squatting or kneeling down in a circle going over the work. A lady who was one of Shorty's neighbors on Broad St. was looking over the tracks and saw them. She couldn't tell what they were doing but thought they were throwing dice and gambling. She called the sheriff and told him that Shorty and some others were in the cemetery gambling. He told her he would take care of it. He went to the cemetery and when he found out what they were doing, as he was a Mason himself, he joined them. When the lady saw him squatting down and joining them she really got upset, so she called the Mayor and told him that Shorty Surls, the Sheriff, and some others were over in the cemetery gambling. She thought it was disgraceful and he'd better do something about it. He told her he would personally take care of it. It so happened that the Mayor was also a Mason, so when he got there, he joined them. After they finished going over the step, they all went over to the lady's house and explained to her and apologized to her for upsetting her. She was much relieved to find out that Shorty was not a gambler after all.

MASONIC HISTORY OF WILLIAM PLEAS SURLS, TAKEN FROM BIBLE OF JOSEPH P SURLS SR

Entered Apprentice April 18, 1921

Fellow Craft May 20, 1921

Master Mason June 17, 1921

Caledonia #121 Faud A.M.

Cedartown, Georgia

Mark Master

Past Master

Most Excellent Master

Royal Arch

Adoniran Chapter

No 41-R.A.M.

Received All Degrees on August 4, 1943

Cedartown, Georgia

His mark is drawn in the Bible.

More About WILLIAM PLEAS SURLS:

Education: Buried Greenwood cemetery, Cedartown, Ga

Namesake: called Papa by the family

Marriage Notes for EPSIE BRITT and WILLIAM SURLS:

Married on June 14, 1896 at 11 o'clock by Judge A.M. Craddock. We have the original copy of the marriage certificate.

More About WILLIAM SURLS and EPSIE BRITT:

Marriage: June 14, 1896, Jackson Gap, ALABAMA

 

Children of EPSIE BRITT and WILLIAM SURLS are:

i. OLIVE EVA7 SURLS, b. December 17, 1896, Cedartown,Georgia; d. March 22, 1922, Cedartown,Georgia.

Notes for OLIVE EVA SURLS:

She was engaged to a young man that wrote her long love letters, that were poetical and beautifully written. She was very quiet and shy. Daddy always said that Linda looked and acted very much like her.

More About OLIVE EVA SURLS:

Education: died of a cerebreal hemorrhage

Namesake: have copy of death certificate

139. ii. RUFFIN LEWIS SURLS, SR., b. October 06, 1899, Ceadartown, Georgia; d. August 25, 1963, Florence, South Carolina.

iii. FRANCIS REBECCA SURLS, b. December 31, 1902, Cedartown,Georgia1; d. May 29, 1973, Smyrna, Ga1.

Notes for FRANCIS REBECCA SURLS:

She worked for the telephone company as an operator for over 30 years.

She could make exquisite lace tatting and taught Linda and Becky how to do it, but the dummies forgot how.

Crispin Eugene Vessell had a baby gown with some of the tatting sewn on it.

More About FRANCIS REBECCA SURLS:

Education: buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedartown GA

iv. MARION WILLIAM BRYANT SURLS, b. March 03, 1904, Columbus, Georgia; d. March 04, 1905, Columbus, Georgia.

v. CORA LEE SURLS, b. February 13, 1905, Jackson Gap, Alabama; d. February 20, 1995, Marietta, Georgia; m. WILLARD ALLEN KLEIN, September 25, 1944.

Notes for CORA LEE SURLS:

Joe's sister. She was born in Jackson Gap, Alabama in the same house that Papa Surls was born in. When she was born, Epsie only had one name picked out for her-Cora, Grandpa Britt asked her if it would be allright to name her for "The greatest man he ever knew- Robert E. Lee", so that is how she was named Cora Lee Surls.

She lived in Columbus till she was about 2 years old. Mama was sick and couldn't take up much time with her. There were some high school boys that took her out for "walks" each day and they taught her how to walk.

She married Willard Allen "Bill" Klein on _______. She met him in Atlanta just after he got out of the army. He was a railroad man and worked for the Santa Fe, Chicago Burlington and Quincy, and Great Northern Railroads. They went to Galesburg, Ill to get married. They lived in Sheridan, Wyoming, Edgemont , South Dakota, Casper, Wyoming, Gillette, Wyoming, Fort Madison, Iowa, Chicago, Illinoise, and Kansas City, Kansas. They lifed in hotels because they didn't stay in one town long enough to get an apartment. Her best friend in Edgemont, Mabel, went for an interview for a job in a hotel, and she was very shy, and Cora answered most of the questions for her, when the man asked when she could start work, Cora answered that Mabel could start the next day. He said, no, when can YOU start work? Cora said she couldn't , she was going to be leaving town. Mabel did not get the job. She did get a job in another hotel in Edgemont as a receptionist, and even though Cora had never done that type work , she trained her for the job. There was a fire in the hotel in Edgemont and although there wasn't much damage donem Cora had to send her clothes out to be cleaned. Uncle Bill called her and told her to be ready to leave the next day, but she couldn't because of the clothes. She had a job at the Elk's club and told him she just couldn't tell the man she was quitting after such a short time, so Bill went and told him for her. When Mama Surls got sick, she came home to help take care of her. She and Bill separated and she stayed in Cedartown. When JW sold his bakery and moved to Smyrna, Georgia, she and Mamie moved there also, to a house on Love Street. After Mamie died, she moved in with JW and Mildred.

She has never read "Gone With The Wind", but she wrote a book report for Virginia that she had to hve to graduate, she passed with a good grade.

She is tall, with dark hair and eyes. She likes to read and crochet. She worked in a dry cleaners, for Gillette, and in Barnett's Bakery.

The family's pet name for her is "CoCo".

 

More About CORA LEE SURLS:

Education: nicknamed Coco

More About WILLARD KLEIN and CORA SURLS:

Marriage: September 25, 1944

140. vi. JOSEPH PLEAS SURLS, SR., b. April 18, 1909, Ceadartown, Georgia; d. January 05, 1980, East point Georgia.

141. vii. MILDRED EPSIE SURLS, b. August 09, 1913; d. March 15, 1991.

 

135. LULLA BELLE6 BRITT (RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born November 1882 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, and died 1942 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She married (1) HENRY FREDERICK FRAZURE. He was born 1887, and died 1947 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. She married (2) UNKNOWN MILLNER.

More About LULLA BELLE BRITT:

Education: buried in Rock Springs Church Jackson Gap Al

More About HENRY FREDERICK FRAZURE:

Education: buried Rock Springs Cemetery,Jackson Gap, Al

 

Children of LULLA BRITT and HENRY FRAZURE are:

i. ROBERT HENRY7 FRAZURE.

ii. EMILINE FRAZURE.

iii. ANNIE PEARL FRAZURE.

 

 

Children of LULLA BRITT and UNKNOWN MILLNER are:

iv. JESSEY7 MILLNER.

v. CARRIE MILLNER.

 

136. WILLIAM6 SORRELLS (SARAH5 BRITT, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) He married DONNA SURLS, daughter of WILLIAM SURLS and MATILDA ROBERTS. She was born September 1879.

 

Children of WILLIAM SORRELLS and DONNA SURLS are:

i. CLEMMIE7 SORRELLS, m. UNKNOWN BUSBY.

More About CLEMMIE SORRELLS:

Education: Lived in Norman Park, Georgia

ii. GEORGE SORRELLS, m. ANNIE WHITT HORTON; d. July 26, 1973.

iii. AUDREY SORRELLS, m. UNKNOWN STEVISON.

More About AUDREY SORRELLS:

Education: Lived in Alexander City Alabama

iv. WILLIAM SORRELLS, m. AGNES CARROLL.

More About WILLIAM SORRELLS:

Education: painter and photographer

v. ALMA SORRELLS.

More About ALMA SORRELLS:

Education: never married, lived with Audrey,Alexander cty

vi. WILLIS SORRELLS, m. AGNES UNKNOWN.

 

137. CHARLES EDMOND6 EVERS (JOHN THOMAS5, JAMES ORLAN4, JASPER3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1893, and died 1954.

More About CHARLES EDMOND EVERS:

Education: nicknamed Charley

 

Child of CHARLES EDMOND EVERS is:

142. i. CHARLES DWIGHT7 EVERS, SR, b. 1929.

 

 

 

139. RUFFIN LEWIS7 SURLS, SR. (EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born October 06, 1899 in Ceadartown, Georgia, and died August 25, 1963 in Florence, South Carolina. He married MARIE THOMPSON November 27, 1920. She was born March 16, 1901 in Cedartown,Georgia2, and died December 10, 1993 in Florence, South Carolina2.

Notes for RUFFIN LEWIS SURLS, SR.:

Obituary Notice from Florence Sc newspaper reads:

 

R. L. Surls SR.

Florence--Funeral services for Ruffin L. Surls Sr, 63, were conducted today in Waters Funeral Home. Burial with Masonic rites was conducted by Hampton Lodge 204.

He died Monday in a local hospital after several months' illness. He was associated with the ACL Railroad for more than 40 years.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruffin L. Surls Sr. of Florence, formerly Miss Marie Thompson of Cedartown, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs William E. Rush of Columbia, and Mrs Manning Jolly Jr. of Marion; a son, R. Lewis Surls Jr. of Lancaster; three sisters, Miss Mamie Surls, Mrs J.W. Barnett and Mrs. Cora S. Klein, all of Smyrna, Ga.; a brother, Joe P. Surls of East Point. Ga.; and two grandchildren.

 

MASONIC HISTORY OF RUFFIN LEWIS SURLS SR, TAKEN FROM BIBLE OF JOSEPH P SURLS SR

Entered Apprentice June 2, 1922

Fellow Craft July 21, 1922

Master Mason June 18, 1923

25 Year Button August 24, 1957

Caledonia #121, F&AM Cedartown, Georgia

Mark Master February 16, 1946

Past Master February 16, 1946

Most Excellent Master February 26, 1946

Royal Arch February 26, 1946

Andoniram Chapter #41, RAM

Cedartown, Georgia demitted

October 14, 1958-Affiliated with Campbell Chapter 31

Florence, South Carolina November 10, 1958

Illustrius Order of Red Cross

And Knights of Malta September 9, 1957 Florence Commandry #10

Order of the Temple September 30, 1957

Florence Commandry #10

Created a Noble of Omar Temple

Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of Mystic Shrine

In Florence, South Carolina October 7, 1957

Omar Temple is located in Charleston, South Carolina

Visited by Black Camel on August 25, 1963

More About RUFFIN LEWIS SURLS, SR.:

Education: Was a Mason

More About RUFFIN SURLS and MARIE THOMPSON:

Marriage: November 27, 1920

 

Children of RUFFIN SURLS and MARIE THOMPSON are:

i. VIRGINIA MARIE8 SURLS, b. November 18, 1921, Greenwood, SC; m. WILLIAM EDWARD RUSH, May 12, 1961, Greenwood, SC.

More About VIRGINIA MARIE SURLS:

Education: lived in Columbia, Sc

Namesake: Chapin, Sc 29036

More About WILLIAM RUSH and VIRGINIA SURLS:

Marriage: May 12, 1961, Greenwood, SC

146. ii. RUFFIN LEWIS SURLS, JR., b. May 20, 1924.

iii. LINA CLAIRE SURLS, b. November 14, 1931; m. MANNING JOLLY, JR..

More About LINA CLAIRE SURLS:

Education: Lived in Marion, SC

Namesake: Marion, SC

 

140. JOSEPH PLEAS7 SURLS, SR. (EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born April 18, 1909 in Ceadartown, Georgia3, and died January 05, 1980 in East point Georgia3. He married (1) BLANCHE COX January 01, 1930. He married (2) WILMA ELIZABETH LOWENTHAL April 11, 1937 in Centre, ALABAMA, daughter of SAMUEL LOWENTHAL and ROSAMUND HARBIN. She was born October 19, 1914 in Chattanooga,Tennessee4, and died February 20, 1987 in Atlanta,Ga4.

Notes for JOSEPH PLEAS SURLS, SR.:

He was born in a railroad section house, then lived in the old family house at 115 Broad St., then on the corner of Fletcher St. for years.

When he married Wilma, they lived with Mamaw from April 1939 to September 1939 on Westview Dr in Atlanta, then bought the house at 430 Kimmeridge Dr, East Point, Ga. Now numbered 2918 this remained the Surls residence until 1995.

He was baptised in 1925.

He graduated from Cedartown Highschool in 1928, then did odd jobs, hoboed, operated an ice plant, was a short order cook in a cafe, worked in a grocery store, worked in a dye mill (United States Finishing Company), worked in a filling station, delivered groceries, was in the National Guard for 7 years, went to work for Motor Parts & Supply Co on Octobeer 3, 1933, worked there until 1961 when they were bought out by Perrin Auto Supply, continued in same job until June 1975, retired because of age and health, kept grandson, Gene, at home while Becky worked.

Service Record: serial number 34832892, classification job 1736 heavy tank crewman, served cadre armor instructor on all track laying vehicles and all wheel vehicles and taught concurrent subjects. Contributed to the tank training manuals. Held rank of Sargeant 2 years. Had 7 1/2 years National Guard service, earned rank of Sargeant at end of each 3 years term. Inducted into Army December 1943 and discharged Nov 22, 1945. Training camp was at Ft Knox, Kentucky Armored School. He was in the largest company in history of US Army, designated as "Service Company C", 2nd Regiment Tank Training Battalion averaged 725 enlisted men and 45 officers. There was no immediate commanding officer, it operated as an individual unit, responsible only to Plans and Training. He had 2 promotions in same number of months, from Private to Corporal to Sargeant. He was discharged at Ft Knox, Kentucky.

INFORMATION FROM BECKY VESSELL AS TOLD TO HER BY JOE P SURLS SR

When I was little, Daddy used to tell me stories of when he was little, and Papa and Mama would take them on the train over to Alabama to see their grandparents. He spoke of Grandpa Britt who was tall and quiet, with ice-blue eyes. Daddy said that all the cousins would be running around yelling and cutting up. The women would try to make them behave, but as with most kids, they ignored them. He said Grandpa Britt would sit on the porch and watch them awhile, and then when they finally got out of hand, he would get up, walk down the steps and just LOOK at them. IMMEDIATELY everyone would stop, shut up, and start behaving. Daddy said he never remembered Grandpa Britt striking anyone, that just seeing him stare at you with those ice-blue eyes was enough. I asked him why he had that effect when all the kids knew he wouldn't hurt them? He thought a minute, and said he wasn't really sure, except that you knew you wanted that man to think well of you, and more than anything else, you didn't want him mad at you. He said the girls wore feed sacks with only slits cut in the sides and top for arms and neck, maybe a rope for a belt, and no underwear, and of course, no shoes. He said Uncle Marion would usually take the older boys squirrel hunting for stew for supper, but the middle group of kids would run off in the woods to go "flying". When I asked him what he meant by going "flying", Daddy just laughed and with a sparkle in his eye, he told me about "flying." He said what you did was look for a sapling that was not too big, but not too small. Then, several of the kids would climb up the tree to the top, then another would climb up, then another, and so on until the tree was weighted down at the top and bent over to the ground. The kids on the ground would grab hold of the tree and help hold it down while the foolhardy soul who was to "fly" would grab hold of the tree trunk and hold on with a bear hug. The others would let go and POW! Of course, the tree would flip back and forth before it would finally straighten out and whoever was "flying" looked a lot like Olive Oyle in the cartoons, but it sure was fun!! And Daddy would laught until tears rolled down his cheeks. I, of course, never really believed him, because I could never quite see my Daddy pulling such a stunt, he was always so very careful of our safety, he would certainly never let any of us do anything like that. Then Mother, Mildred, Cora, Gene and I went to Alabama, to Jackson Gap, in search of family history. We went to Rock Springs Church and cemetery, and in an old house behind the cemetery, we met Jessie Milner Vines, Aunt Lula's daughter. She was so excited to see us, she grabbed me by the arm and said over and over, "Oh, you're Joe P's daughter! Oh, you're Joe P's daughter!" Then she grinned and said "I well remember him visiting, and we'd all go "a'flying" in the trees!" Well, it's a good thing I didn't have false teeth, because I'd have dropped them then and there. When we got home and I told Daddy about it, he just laughed and said, "Of course we did! Would I tell you a lie?", and laughed some more.

MASONIC HISTORY OF JOSEPH PLEAS SURLS SR, INFO TAKEN FROM HIS BIBLE

Entered Apprentice October 18, 1935

Fellow Craft December 20, 1935

Master Mason February 6, 1936

Caledonia #121 F&AM

Cedartown, Georgia Raised by W P Surls

Mark Master

Paster Master

Most Excellent Master

Royal Arch Mason Thanksgiving Day 1943

Courtesy of East Point Royal Arch Chapter

Located at Hapeville, Georgia

Adoniram Chapter #41 Cedartown, Georgia

Knight of Red Cross March 14, 1946

Knights of Malta March 21, 1946

Knights Templar April 11, 1946

Rome Commandry #8 Rome, Georgia

Created a Noble of Ancient Arabic Order

Nobles of Mystic Shrine in Yaarab Temple

Atlanta, Georgia May 15, 1946

Raised William J Surls to Master Mason January 13, 1962 in

Blue Mountain Lodge #38 Faud A M, Dahlonega, Georgia

Certificate of Good Standing to East Point Lodge #288

With Dues Paid to December 31, 1977 on March 1, 1977 for

Purpose of Transfer of Membership

Dated March 10, 1977 Petition to East Point Lodge #288

F&AM on March 15, 1977 and Affiliated with

East Point Lodge #288 on April 19, 1977

Crispin Surls acted as Senior Deacon at this Affiliation.

SURLS HISTORY TOLD TO BECKY SURLS VESSELL, BY JOE P SURLS, SR, MAY 1978

transcribed from cassette tape

BECKY-Tell me the story of the powder horn,

DADDY- The powder horn or the charger?

Becky- Both,

DADDY- Well, the hunting horn was used by my Great grandfather Zimri Roberts, to hunt and call in the hunting dogs with, to signal from one hunter to another, and to signal from one farm to another in case there was some kind of emergency. They had an agreement as to how many blasts of the hunting horn that would denote a fire, rabid dog, posinous snake, or somebody that was ill or injured, and they could come and help each other. That was the horn that dates back in the early 1800's.

Becky- That's the bone colored one?

Daddy- That's the hunting horn. Now the powder charger, there's two powder chargers. One is made out of pewter that was used in the War of the Revolution by some of Zimri Roberts' ancestors. That was used to charge the muzzle loading rifles that were used to fight the British in the War of The Revolution in 1776, and the other powder charger is cut and sized from a deer antler that was used in a hunting rifle and was also used in a muzzle loading rifle that was used in the War Between the States 1861-1865. Now, who used it in the War Between the States, I don't know whether it was brother George or brother Will, but one of them used it to load his rifle in the War Between the States, and that is called a "powder charger" and it measured the amount of powder that went into the rifle to make the muzzle loading rifle shoot.

Becky- That's the one that looks like a deer antler?

Daddy- Made from a deer antler with a rawhide thong on it.

 

Becky- Tell me about the Masonic Ring you handmade for your Daddy.

Daddy- Well, the Atlantic Coastline Railroad scraped some locomotives that were obsolete, and on these locomotives that were to be scrapped was a instrument called a dynamo, that was operated by steam and the steam boiler. Inside this dynamo was a piece of Mormel Steel, which is very much like white gold and is very dense like platinum, and it's impervious to acids and the things that corrode ordinary metal. And at that time, which was in the early 1900's, it was a new metal that was being used for practical purposes. It had qualities that were good enough for jewelry and ornamental work. And so, Ruffin made the ring by hand for Daddy and gave it to my Daddy and he kept it and highly prized it for years and years, up until now and I got from Mamie and Mamie had kept it through until after her death and Mildred gave it to me. And I in turn gave it to Cris.

Becky- What about the ring you made your Mother?

Daddy- Well, I made it out of silver coin. When I was a young boy, it was fashionable to make jewelry for people that you liked and loved, so I wanted to make my Mother a ring, so I made her one by beating it out of a silver coin by hand and gave it to her.

 

Becky- Tell me about the "Pirate Pistol." Where did it come from?

Daddy- Well, I had a friend in Rockmart, Georgia that about 30 years ago that I helped him in his business a little bit. I gave him some advice and told him how to do some things that he didn't know about. And so he came by that pistol from an old lady that liked him and he had done her a favor and disposed of an old automobile for her and she told him he could have that old muzzle loading pistol, horse pistol, or boarding pistol that was used on some Navy ships if he wanted it. He told her he didn't want it, but he'd get it for me. So he bought it from the old lady for fifteen dollars and sold it to me for fifteen dollars. The gun is of a manufacture about 1835 and it has a barrel on it similar to a shotgun and it can shoot a handful of slugs or bolts, nuts, or rocks or whatever you want to pour in it and it has a spreading effect of whatever you want to shoot in it. That's why they used it on a horse so you'd be sure of hitting what you were shooting at. Or as a boarding pistol off of a ship to make sure you could shoot good every time you climbed up on a ship and hit them.

 

Becky- Tell me about the Grandmother Clock.

Daddy- Well, that clock was smuggled into the state of Alabama about 1824. At that time to raise taxes to operate the various government agencies and so forth and pay salaries and all that sort of thing, they placed heavy taxes on clocks which were begining to be a luxury item. So, the clockmakers up in Connecticut had the New England states in order to sell their merchandise, they resorted to smuggling. And they smuggled clocks in from up in the east in Alabama and some of the southeastern states to avoid paying the heavy tax. This clock was smuggled into Alabama and sold for at that time was twentyfour dollars, chich was a real fortune at that time. Twentyfour dollars was a magnificent sum, and that;s what the clock cost. It was smuggled into the State of Alabama about 1824.

Becky- Well, who bought it?

Daddy- I don't know who bought it. I imagine Zimri Robert's family, some member of that family bought it, but my Grandmother told me the story of it, that's what she told me.

Becky- Who was it that was the Indian Fighter?

Daddy- Well, the applications for pensions from the people that fought in the Indian Wars were Zimri Roberts and C N Freeman and they applied for pensions. Now, the others, I don't know who they were. But you do have the applications for their pensions.

Becky- C N Freeman fought in the Indian Wars?

Daddy- Yes.

Becky- Now tell me about when you were little and going to Alabama on the train to see your Grandfather Britt.

Daddy- What do you mean?

Becky- When you "played in the trees."

Daddy- Oh well, we went to Alabama to visit my Grandaddy Britt when he was sick. We rode on a pass on the Central of Georgia Railroad. We didn't go direct, because we had passes that carried us to Montgomery and then to Alexander City, and Dadeville and to Jackson Gap. One of the trains we rode on was the Cherokee Limited, a luxury passenger train operated by the Central of Georgia. In order to get on the train when we left, Jackson Gap was a flag stop and my Daddy, being a railroad man, he flagged the train at Jackson Gap and we got on the train there. When the train came around the curve, it was late in the evening and it had an enormous steam locomotive with high driving wheels, and the engineer say my Daddy flag him. When he put on the brakes, and the sparks from the brakes on the wheels was like and electric grinding wheel, throwing off big showers of sparks and it was like a Fourth of July fireworks exhibit. It scared me. I hid behind my Mama. We got on the train and came back home. On the Cherokee Limited partway.

Becky- Now tell me about your visit.

Daddy- Well it was out in the woods. They had everything that was necessary to operate a farm of about 180 acres. They had a smokehouse that had meat in it and they had "hills", where they had potatoes stored against the weather, that was built like an Indian tepee, built out of dried cornstalks and that was covered up with thick layers of earth and even though it rained on it, it wouldn't go through the cornstalks. It was perfect insulation and it kept the potatoes. They had pumpkins and cashaws and watermelon and various things kept in sand right on up to Christmas. They had a cottonseed house. They had turkeys, ducks, guineas, and a big old white mule that was very old and he was sick with old age and they gave him to me. I petted him while I was there and I owned a mule for that time. A big old white mule. They played some strange games of all kinds. They made their own bows and arrows and tipped them with rocks. They'd shoot at the chickens and different things like that. They'd throw corn cobbs at chickens and hit them and make the chickens flop around. The one I think you're talking about is the trees, being a stranger and a city boy, they wanted to play a trick on me. So, they took me out and some of the girls talked me into holding to a tree and they got a tree, climbed up and bent it over, and told me to hold onto it and wrap my legs around it. I did and they turned it aloose and the tree whipped me back and forth and they thought that was great fun. I thought it was too, when they got somebody else on it. It wasn't funny when I was on it., cause I didn't know if I was going to land in the next county or in the Tallapoosa River, five miles distant. But it was a big adventure. And then they had mules they were not being used because Grandpa was sick, we had to take the mules to water them, so they'd get a sting of them mules, each boy and girl would get on a mule and ride it to the spring and water them. I was on a mule and he stepped on a yellowjacket. The yellowjacket stung him on the ear, and I had a time getting that mule stopped before he got to the spring. He jolted me up pretty good. Mules are not easy to ride, they have a gait all their own, their back and bodies are built different from a horse. They're not too comfortable to ride on bareback. If one has got a hornet or a yellowjacket in his ear, why, he's hard to control. But we had fun. We dug up sugar cane that they had stored. Blue Ribbon sugar cane, and chewed that. But it was great. My Uncle took me squirrel hunting one morning, right at daybreak and shot squirrels and then on the way home he carried me to some of the neighbors to introduce me to them. He stopped in front of their house and waited a good ways our and hollered "hello". They cane out and this man came out first and my Uncle told him that he wanted him to come down there and see my Daddy's boy. He called him "Shorty." He said come and see "Shorty's" youngest boy. So he came out and he called his wife and they were backwoods people, so he came out and his wife came out behind him and stood about three or four feet behind him, and the two girls came out and stood behind them. The ground was spewed up about three inches in ice on the ground and they were all barefooted. They stood there and talked and then introduced me to all of them. The two girls were about twelve and fifteen years old. They only had one garment and it was made like a pillowcase. It had three holes cut in the top of it. One for the head and one for each arm. You could easily see that was the only garment they had on and they were barefooted. They had haircuts that looked like they had bowls put down over their heads and scissors run around to trim it off. But they were well fed and healthy looking. These people were prominent people, leaders in the community, but that's how they lived. My Greatgrandaddy had bought land from them. These people were names White. The head of the household was named Mally White. He was a well respected man in the neighborhood, people thought a great deal of him. He was friends and his family was friends to our family for generations back, but I've never seen any people like that before. It was quite an adventure to see those people. Especially the way they were dressed, how they talked, and how they acted, but they were great people. Good people.

Becky- Which Uncle was it?

Daddy- My Uncle Marion, Mamma's brother.

Becky- He was the one that lived there?

Daddy-Yes, he lived there with them. It was my Grandfather Britt's place.

Becky- Richard Lewis, right?, your Grandaddy Britt.

Daddy-That's right, Mamma's Daddy.

Becky- Tell me about him.

Daddy- Well he was the one fought in the Alabama infantry and he acted as a scout for General Robert E Lee. He wasn't a general or nothing like that. He was a scout. They called them sharpshooters. He did scouting, which was considered to be the same as a spy, and they had a rifle and a little bag like a schoolbook satchel. In that they carried what they called their "possibles." It was called a "possible bag". It had parched corn and whenever they could get it a little piece of dried side meat or other meat and nuts if they could get them. Hickory nuts, peanuts, peanuts or whatever they could get, and parched corn. And they had a belt knife and powder and shot. He went and spied on the enemy and counted them, found out how many there were, where their supplies were, what direction they were going and then reported it back to whoever was in charge of them. But the general consensus was, if you caught an enemy sharpshooter, or scout, he was considered a spy and you shot him right on the spot. Instant death. That's how they ran it and that's what he was. When he was discharged from the army, he was discharged at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia and he walked home from Appomattox, Virginia and brought one of his buddies along with him who was wounded in the side of the head. He brought him to his house and treated him and he stayed there until he got well. He went on to his house in Mississippi. And you oftentimes, hear people, say about, "oh, he's a brave man, he's got fortitude, he's got guts", and I just wondered if people really know what it is to have determination and fortitude, to be able to do that. That's not unusual with people of that sort, because we have an uncle that WALKED to the Petrified Forrest.

END OF TAPE

 

More About JOSEPH PLEAS SURLS, SR.:

Education: buried Greenwood cemetery, Cedartown, Ga

Military service: called Pop by grandchildren

Namesake: May 1925, Baptised East View Baptist Church, Cedartown

More About JOSEPH SURLS and BLANCHE COX:

Marriage: January 01, 1930

Notes for WILMA ELIZABETH LOWENTHAL:

She had dark brown hair, that turned grey, then white, at an early age. She was medium height and had blue eyes.

Mother's father died when she and Aunt Lillian were young. Rose traveled and remarried a man named Hezekiah_______. He was an alcoholic and after he went through her inheritence he treated her badly. Wilma and Lillian finally took it on themselves to call the police and have him thrown out of the house. Rose was not in good health and after she died Wilma and Lillian went to live with Mammaw and Taddy. Lillian married first and while Wilma was visiting her and Uncle Horace in Cedartown, she met Joe at a basketball game. They were married in Centre, Alabama on April 11, 1939. Mammaw went with them and when they returned to Atlanta they stayed awhile with her. Evidently Mammaw fully intended to stay in the same room as she had with Wilma, but Joe put his foot down and told her, "Now Mrs. Harbin, Wilma and I are married now and I'm going to sleep with her," With that he shut the door and so began 43 years of marriage.

Wilma and Lillian were brought up in the Methodist Church but when she married and they bought the house in East Point, she was baptized in the Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of East Point.

She worked for 5 years for Belk-Gallant, then worked for 27 years at Merritt's Drug Store in East Point.

She loved to travel, liked to read, sew, and crochet. She made most of Linda and Becky's clothes when they were little, and she and Cora made extensive wardrobes for the "Toni" dolls Santa brought them.

She was most happy when the family was gathered together.

More About WILMA ELIZABETH LOWENTHAL:

Education: February 22, 1987, buried Greenwood cemetery, Cedartown, Ga

Military service: called Nana by grandchildren

Namesake: December 14, 1952, Baptised 1st Baptist East Point Ga

More About JOSEPH SURLS and WILMA LOWENTHAL:

Marriage: April 11, 1937, Centre, ALABAMA

 

Child of JOSEPH SURLS and BLANCHE COX is:

147. i. JOSEPH PLEAS8 SURLS, JR., b. November 13, 1930, Ceadartown, Georgia.

 

 

Children of JOSEPH SURLS and WILMA LOWENTHAL are:

148. ii. WILLIAM JOSEPH8 SURLS, b. June 19, 1940, Ceadartown, Georgia.

149. iii. LINDA LEE SURLS, b. October 30, 1943, Atlanta,Ga.

150. iv. WILMA REBECCA SURLS, b. October 11, 1946, Atlanta,Georgia.

151. v. BRIAN CRISPIN SURLS, b. September 10, 1951, Atlanta,Ga; d. November 30, 1995, Roswell, Georgia.

 

141. MILDRED EPSIE7 SURLS (EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born August 09, 1913, and died March 15, 1991. She married JACKSON WARREN BARNETT September 30, 1934.

More About MILDRED EPSIE SURLS:

Education: Charles and Ray are adopted sons

Notes for JACKSON WARREN BARNETT:

History of Jackson Warren Barnett's nicknames. Adults always called him J.W. (except for Mildred who called him "Monkey"). When Bill Surls was a baby, Mildred and J. W. were staying with us. When J.W. came home from work, he would come in to see Bill and say "Hi Bo!" Bill, being small, knew that the grownups called him J.W. and so he put the two together and called him "Jaybo."

More About JACKSON WARREN BARNETT:

Education: nicknamed JW or Jaybo

More About JACKSON BARNETT and MILDRED SURLS:

Marriage: September 30, 1934

 

Children of MILDRED SURLS and JACKSON BARNETT are:

i. CHARLES THOMAS8 BARNETT, b. August 12, 1941.

ii. WARREN RAY BARNETT, b. September 1942.

 

142. CHARLES DWIGHT7 EVERS, SR (CHARLES EDMOND6, JOHN THOMAS5, JAMES ORLAN4, JASPER3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born 1929.

 

Child of CHARLES DWIGHT EVERS, SR is:

i. CHARLES DWIGHT8 EVERS, JR, b. 1962, Tallapoosa County AL.

Notes for CHARLES DWIGHT EVERS, JR:

Evers genealogy provided by Charles Evers, Jr

 

 

 

146. RUFFIN LEWIS8 SURLS, JR. (RUFFIN LEWIS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born May 20, 1924. He married CAROLYN VAUGHN.

More About RUFFIN LEWIS SURLS, JR.:

Education: resides in Lancaster, SC

 

Children of RUFFIN SURLS and CAROLYN VAUGHN are:

162. i. RUFFIN LEWIS9 SURLS III.

ii. KATHY SURLS, m. JIMMY BALKCUM.

Notes for KATHY SURLS:

She is a guidance couselor at South Carolina State Prison in Kershaw, SC.

 

More About JIMMY BALKCUM:

Education: a SC state corrections officer

 

147. JOSEPH PLEAS8 SURLS, JR. (JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born November 13, 1930 in Ceadartown, Georgia. He married JOAN ELLEN BAKER December 27, 1952 in Las Vegas Nevada, daughter of FRED BAKER and THYRA KLITGAARD. She was born November 23.

More About JOSEPH PLEAS SURLS, JR.:

Education: Born 115 Broad St. Cedartown, Ga.

Namesake: nicknamed Joe

More About JOSEPH SURLS and JOAN BAKER:

Marriage: December 27, 1952, Las Vegas Nevada

 

Children of JOSEPH SURLS and JOAN BAKER are:

163. i. DAVID WILLIAM9 SURLS, b. October 26, 1953.

164. ii. MICHEAL PLEAS SURLS, b. June 24, 1955, Walnut Creek, California.

165. iii. LESLIE ANN SURLS, b. August 08, 1958.

iv. SUSAN ELLEN SURLS, b. June 09, 1962.

 

148. WILLIAM JOSEPH8 SURLS (JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born June 19, 1940 in Ceadartown, Georgia. He married MARIAN KAREN WEAVER June 17, 1962 in Armuchee,GA, daughter of GEORGE WEAVER and FANNIE TAFFAR. She was born January 15, 1942.

More About WILLIAM JOSEPH SURLS:

Education: December 14, 1952, Baptised First Baptist Church East Point Ga

Namesake: Born Goods Hospital, Cedartown Ga

More About WILLIAM SURLS and MARIAN WEAVER:

Marriage: June 17, 1962, Armuchee,GA

 

Children of WILLIAM SURLS and MARIAN WEAVER are:

166. i. DAVID JOSEPH9 SURLS, b. July 30, 1964.

ii. CHRISTIE ELAINE SURLS, b. August 30, 1967; m. JODY CLAY MATHEWS, June 14, 1997, Atlanta,Ga; b. October 08, 1965, Dallas, Texas.

Notes for CHRISTIE ELAINE SURLS:

Christie And Jody got married the same day as Pop's Daddy and Mother's anniversary. Aunt Linda gave her their Marriage Certificate as a gift when she relized that.

More About JODY MATHEWS and CHRISTIE SURLS:

Marriage: June 14, 1997, Atlanta,Ga

 

149. LINDA LEE8 SURLS (JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born October 30, 1943 in Atlanta,Ga. She married RUFUS EUGENE STELL, JR March 21, 1959 in Douglasville,GA, son of RUFUS STELL and BESSIE BRELAND. He was born December 12, 1938 in Fayetteville, Georgia.

More About LINDA LEE SURLS:

Education: December 14, 1952, Baptised First Baptist Church East Point Ga

Namesake: Born Piedmont Hospital , Atlanta Ga

More About RUFUS EUGENE STELL, JR:

Education: Baptised Jefferson Ave Baptist, East Point, Ga

Namesake: called Eugene by family

More About RUFUS STELL and LINDA SURLS:

Marriage: March 21, 1959, Douglasville,GA

 

Children of LINDA SURLS and RUFUS STELL are:

167. i. BRIAN KENNETH9 STELL, b. January 16, 1961.

168. ii. JOSEPH EUGENE STELL, b. August 18, 1962.

iii. MICHAEL LEE STELL, b. November 19, 1963, East Point Georgia; m. RHONDA LEE MURPHY; b. September 04, 1967.

More About MICHAEL LEE STELL:

Education: nicknamed Mike

Notes for RHONDA LEE MURPHY:

Rhonda is a great cook- Check out this recipe for Pizza Caserole-

8 oz Cream Cheese (softened)

small jar pasta sauce (Veggie and Crunchy works best)

1 small can Artichoke Hearts

2 cups Shredded mozerrella Cheese

1 can sliced black olives

Pepproni

In a 9 " pie dish, layer ingredients starting at top end with pepperoni.

(I add jalapeno's in the sauce)

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Add Parmesan Cheese if you like in the last ten minutes. -Rhonda Stell December 25, 1999

(This recipe is good stuff!!!!!)Gene Dec 25,1999

 

169. iv. WILLIAM KEITH STELL, b. July 20, 1965, East Point Georgia.

 

150. WILMA REBECCA8 SURLS (JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born October 11, 1946 in Atlanta,Georgia. She married BURNARD VESSELL March 31, 1973 in Riverdale, Georgia, son of ROY VESSELL and ETHELDA TURNER. He was born September 02, 1937 in Riverdale, Georgia.

Notes for WILMA REBECCA SURLS:

In 1979, I began my family history research in earnest and carried on a correspondence with Clyde R. Surls, a "cousin" whom we were at that time unable to find the connection. Hopefully, we will be able to recontact his family and add to the connections.

Becky Surls Vessell September 1, 1998

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COPY OF LETTER FROM CLYDE R SURLS TO BILL SURLS

Clyde R Surls

6938 E Willeta St

Scottsdale, Az 85257

Dear Bill,

I must say I was pleasantly surprised to get your letter a few days ago. No, I hadn't given up on hearing from you: I never give up on any mail I send out. I know how easy it is to lay a letter aside and discover it months later. I've done it too.

Thanks so much for the chart and for the interesting sidelights regarding some of your ancestors. True, there aren't many places and dates after the first couple of generations, but it's a start.

With the chart which you sent, I now have seven Surls branches, with just one connection between two of them. So far I have been unable to trace far enough in any branch to find an immigrant.

I am quite interested in your Surls line because of it's proximity to another that was sent to me about three years ago. In that family, the earliest ancestor was born in Tennessee about 1794-5. He was 55 in the 1850 census. Three subsequent generations lived near Pulaski, Tn and I notice that Pulaski is not too far from your area. Perhaps there could be some connection between that line and yours.

During the past several years I have discovered some 32 different listings for Surls in the telephone directories across the country, not including my own relatives. I have written to 22 of them and had replies from 6 of them. I am convinced of one thing: there are not many of us in captivity. We have a very rare surname, and I would certainly like to find out whence we came.

Something else interests me. In my list of 32 Surls families, I have a Joseph P Surls of Atlanta. Is he your father? Also, I discovered a few years ago in "Who's Who in Science", a Dr. Joseph P. Surls, Jr, of Walnut Creek, Ca. would he be your brother? And is Mamie Surls of Smyrna and aunt or sister? Is Russell G Surls of Atlanta a relative of yours?

Do you think it would be possible, Bill, that some elderly relative might be able to furnish places and dates for some of your earlier generations?

Would you be at all interested in seeing charts for the seven Surls families that I mentioned? I could xerox them and send you copies, if you would like them.

Bill, I was in the service in WWII, but in the Navy, so it was not I that your father met at Ft Knox.

One of my correspondents, Dr Joseph K Surls, of St Petersburg, Fl (who before his retirement, was the only Surls listed in Metropolitan New York City) told me that he had met, during WWII, Maj Gen Alexander D Surles, then in charge of special services. They apparently resembled one another and were descended from ancestors from the same area of Ohio, although they apparently did not establish a very firm connection.

I have not heard from Dr Joe for nearly two years, perhaps he is deceased, he was over 80 yrs old when last I heard from him.

Perhaps those of us who spell our name Surls are somehow related to those who use Surles. The "E" was probably added or subtracted somewhere alone the line.

Do you have the problem of having your name misspelled by nearly everyone? I make it a point to spell it out whenever I have to give it to someone.

Dr Joe told me that those who spell their names Searls or Searles were Scottish and migrated through Nova Scotia.

Bill, if you find any new info, please let me know, and if I can send you somthing, let me know that too.

I guess that is about all that I have to say for now. Again, let me say how glad I was to get your letter. Even if we are in no way related, there is still something special about sharing a rare surname.

I hope to hear from you again soon.

Sincerely,

Clyde

(Bill passed the letter on to me and I contacted Clyde- the beginning of a very fruitful corresponcence)

 

LETTER FROM CLYDE R SURLS TO BECKY VESSELL;

Thursday, May 24, 1979

Dear Potential Cousin,

I'll start this reply to your letter this evening, but I suspect it will have to be continued and undoubtfully by the time I'm finished, it will be a tome.

First, I want to express my appreciation for your very most informative letter. It's so gratifying to discover someone who seems to be as interested as I am in tracking down that elusive common immigrant ancestor. Also, many thanks for filling in some of the blanks in your family chart which Bill had sent to me earlier.

My interest in genealogy was triggered some twelve years ago when our eldest son, Ray, was a highschool sophomore. He was given a "family tree" assignment by his American History teacher and at that time we barely knew a few basic statistics about our grandparents. With a little we were able come up with a rather amateurish chart for several ancestral lines and the boy received a good mark for his work.

I have access to the LDS Library in nearby Mesa, and was able to trace the Surls line to Pennsylvania where I hit the pervervial blank wall.

My maternal lines went much better, and they turned out to be very rewarding. My given name comes from my mother's maiden name, and the Clydes came through New Englandm where of course, there are countless town histories and other valuable records.

The Clydes line intersected a Pierce line (related to our 14th President), and the Pierce line intersected a Whitney line (related to Eli), and the Whitney line was traceable to England where it tied into royalty and the whole thing explodeed into more information than I can chart in a lifetime.

But all that certainly didn't do anything to solve the problem of whence came G Surls of Pennsylvania! As I mentioned in our telephone conversation, the response to my mailings to phone books Surlses was disappointing. Two or three people sent what little they had. A couple of folks answered an ad which I had placed in the "Helper" asking to hear from any Surls anywhere.

From these meager replies came the information which appears on the enclosed sheets. I hope you will find these charts interesting and please accept them with my compliments. One big plus in this whole enterprise is being able to share with others. I have also enclosed a copy of my letter to Dr Joseph Kiddoo Surls and his reply. I hope that Bob of Pittsburgh will be able to supply us more on his particular line.

Carol and I were both born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana. We left there in 1958 with four little kids and relocated in Scottsdale, where we gained two native Arizonians.

We had lived here about two years when we recieved several long distance telephone calls for a Surls whom we did not know, and we even received a piece of mail for him in error, since he lived on Willetta St, but in Phoenix. Anyway, old "dummie" Clyde didn't pursue this person and by the time I became interested in our scarce surname, the individual had left the valley. Your half-brother Joe didn't happen to pass through here on his way to California did he? I don't even remember the given name of the person. Dumb. Dumb.

As of June 4th I will have worked as a design draftsman for Airseach Mfg. Co. of Phoenix for twenty years. I have done some work on hardware for the C141 and C5A aircraft which Bill has probably been involved with at Lockheed, Marietta.

Carol has sold Tupperware and toys at home parties, worked at our grammar school cafeteria, at a local supermarket, at a local motel and is currently employed in the cafeteria of one of our Morotola plants.

Ray graduated from Arizona State with a degree in theater arts and works for films throughout the Southwest.

Jacquie has been married for nearly six years and lived in Bellevue, Washington, where her husband is in the construction business with his father. She has given us a granddaughter and has a brother or sister on order for June 22.

Rick graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College with a degree in Physical Education. He is now athletic director at Woodland Christian School in Woodland, California where his wife Becky teaches third grade.

Randy was married last month in Montana adn he and his bride live just a few blocks from Rick and Becky. Randy works in construction and does part time short order cooking at a restaurant and Helen is a waitress at another establishment.

Janet is in Singapore for two years.

Ron will graduate from high school next week and when he goes away to college next fall, we will be alone.

Well, Becky, that should be enough rambling for this time. Please keep me informed if you learn anything new concerning our mutual endeavor.

Sincerely,

Clyde Surls

P. S. I just learned from a telephone conversation with my mother this morning that my first cousin, once removed, Fred Surls , who is a specialist in the Chinese language with the State Department is interestedin genealogy. They live in Virginia near Washington D.C. and should be in a good position to visit the National Archives and the library of Congress, etc. Here's the clincher: the daughter's name is BECKY.

"THE BOX OF RELICS FROM DR JOSEPH KIDDOO SURLS"

Glenda McCoy advertised in the "Genealogical Helper" that she had come across a box of "relics" from a Dr Joseph Kiddoo Surls in an auction. She felt that someone with a Surls surname would possibly find the pictures , letters, postcards, etc. helpful in tracing their family history, so she offered this box to whoever seemed to be the closest relative or had the closest tie to him. Daddy wrote to her and she picked us out as having the closest tie. Although we have not been able to positively tie into this linem it does give us some interesting clues, and eventually we will be able to connect everyone.

LETTER FROM GLENDA MCCOY TO JOSEPH P SURLS SR:

July 13, 1978

Glenda E McCoy

4291 Vincente St

Fremont, Ca 94536

Dear Mr Surls:

Needless to say I was pleased to hear from a Surls descendant, whether directly related to my Joseph Surls or not. I have received two other replys to my ad in the "Helper" but at this time feel you are the most closely related.

I plan to pack the materials I have in my possession for shipment as soon as I can determine the best method of shipment at the least cost. (I just realized the spelling errors, it's late and we've just come home from vacation. Please just bear with me!)

Though I will ship this material to you, I hope you will be willing to share with the others who have written me about this information. It is difficult to decide who should receive what when you have more than one response! Mrs Henry Chancy, 811 N 7th St, Mary's Kansas, 66536 has a William and Joseph Surls in her husband's line and would like information to compile a book. I am sending her a copy of this letter in the hopes that perhaps you may share in this wonderful endeavor.

I received a letter from Mrs Olive O'Neal, Box 237, Westmorland, Ca 92281 inquiring about the Kiddoo line. Since Joseph Kiddoo Surls in the material I have might tie into her research I am making copies of the pertinent material to send to her. Perhaps you may wish to correspond further with her.

The cartons for shipment are heavy and if you have preference as to how they arrive, please write with your instructions and how you care to arrange for reimbursement of costs ($10.00 plus shipment cost).

I did receive a phone call from Mrs Marshall Brucer, 5334 Via Celeste, Tucson, Arizona 85718 regarding the Leavengood surname found in some of this material. She indicated that if I/we couldn't determine wherre this information should be sent she could help us with it's distribution to the closest relative or organization.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

Sincerely,

Glenda E McCoy

COPY OF LETTER FROM CLYDE R SURLS TO DR JOSEPH KIDDOO SURLS:

6938 Willetta St

Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

November 16, 1972

Doctor Joseph K Surls

2209 Quincy St, S

St Petersburg, Fl 33711

Dear Dr Surls:

I have been recent correspondence with your cousin Bob Surls, of Pittsburgh, and he has suggested that I contact you regarding our common surname.

My interest in the Surls name has caused me to become self-appointed family historian for my particular branch of the family tree. Research into family records and investigations into federal census returns have led me to a George Surls, who appeared in Tyrbot Twp Northumberland Co, Pennsylvania, prior to 1800. I believe him to be my great-great-grandfather. At about the same period in history, there appeared in Dublin Twp, Bedford Co, Pennsylvania, a John Surls, whom I believe to have been George's brother. Both Christian names, George and John, recurred in later generations in my ancestry.

Do you have any records of your branch of the family which tie in with either of the above mentioned gentlemen, or do you have any information that would indicate who the immigrant ancestor of the Surls people of America might have been?

Several years ago I saw your name in the Manhattan telephone directory, and was surprised you were the only Surls listed in the New York area. Then I realized just how scarce we are.

My goal is to trace the Surls name as far back as feasible. I assume that the spelling has been revised many times, and have often wondered if those who spell their names Surlesm Searles, or Searls are all descended from a common ancestor.

Please write to me at your convenience, Doctor. I shall be most anxious to hear from you.

With best wishes,

Clyde R Surls

LETTER FROM DR SURLS TO CLYDE SURLS:

Dr Surls

2209 Quincy S

St Pete, Fla 33711

November 24, 1972

Dear Cousin Clyde,

Please excuse my using the back of your letter. I can't get any proper paper right now.

Yes, I am sure all the Surls or Surles people are cousins. The Searles people are not. They came from Nova Scotia to Massachusetts, I believe. In the Second World War, people began to ask whether Major General Allen Surls was a cousin, so I stopped to ask him, in Washington.

We even looked alike, so it was not necessary to ask. He said, "My family came from East Liverpool, Ohio" . I said. "so does mine." He said, "And we got a Congressional Medal in the Civil War." I said, "so did we."

I'll write you more at a later date.

With thanks for your trouble and my best regards, I remain,

Your Cousin,

Joe Surls

BECKY'S FAMILY MEMORIES

I guess the most remarkable thing about our family is exactly that---FAMILY. We've always been extremely close.

Daddy was a "traveling salesman", working for Motor Parts & Supply Company. He drove a truck and Mother always said she could hear the truck when it turned onto Kimmeridge. He was always gone overnight on Monday, usually staying with JW and Mildred, but sometimes with Aunt Lillian and Uncle Horace. Sometimes in the summer we would go to the drive-in when he was gone, but it wasn't unusual for us to all pile in the car and drive to Cedartown for the night too.

We had the first television in our neighborhood. A ten inch black and white Zenith. On Saturday morning all the neighborhood kids would come over and watch the serials like "Flash Gordon", or "Tim Tyler's Luck" or cartoons at our house.

For a long time we didn't have a car, only Daddy's company truck. The first vacation we had, Daddy borrowed a car from his boss, Charlie Chumskie, and we went to Florence, South Carolina, to visit Uncle Ruffin. Mildred, JW, Cora, and Mamie, Charles, and Ray went in their car. We went to Myrtle Beach and had a great time. Uncle Ruffin, and Aunt Marie didn't go, but our cousins Virginia, and Lina Claire went.

Then Daddy bought a green '49 Chevy and we went to Myrtle Beach for a week. We stayed at the Lucky Strike Hotel on the beach. It was marvelous. We had to come home a day or two early because a big hurricane was coming in. It was exciting, but scary. The surf was terrible. When we got home we learned that the pier and boardwalk where we had so much fun was totally destroyed.

In 1955, on a Friday night, we were at a school carnival where we were to meet Daddy when he got off work. When he came to pick us up, he had traded cars and had a blue and white '55 Chevrolet stationwagon.

Our next big excursion was a week-long camping trip to Lake Blue Ridge. We parked the car and packed our gear into a fishing boat and went five miles up the lake to a beautiful spot in the woods. We fished and sat aroung the campfire, roasted marshmellows, and sang, and had a big time. In order to keep us from straying too far, Daddy told us to be careful, that he had seen some bear tracks close by. Of course, that did the trick and we never went out of sight of the camp (except for Bill, who was "practically grown" and a Boy Scout to boot). It wasn't until much, much later that he told us the tracks he saw were not "bear" tracks, but "bare" tracks. It worked.

In 1957 Daddy won three prizes in a contest sponsored by Fram Oil Filters. He had to guess the number of oil filters sold the previous year, which he submitted for himself and his customers. He won first, second, and fifth prize. He and his customers won duplicate prizes. First prize was a Lincoln green Lincoln Continental Mark V. On the day that he and Mother picked it up, we all stayed home from school and when they got home, we rode by the schools just when everybody was getting out. We thought we were something. We kept it for a few days and Daddy sold it.

Second prize was a Packard Clipper. It was red and cream colored and we kept it for a week and then sold it to Uncle Horace and Aunt Lillian.

As God has a way of looking out for you, it worked out that it was about this time that Cris was hurt by an aerial bomb type firecracker that blew up in his face. He was in the hospital for a long time and had to have plastic surgery. If it had not been for the sale of the two cars and insurance, we would never have had enough money to pay for it.

The thing that really had the most impact was the fifth prize. It was a color tv, but they had just come out at that time and were still pretty much experimental. There weren't many shows in color, so Daddy traded it in for a fourteen foot Kris Kraft boat kit.

That winter and spring, Daddy and his friends, Pat Murphy, "Dink" Hornesby, Lefty Youmans, "Shorty" Powell, and the older boys built the boat in the garage. Mother and the ladies sat on the porch, (and "ran and fetched"), and us smaller kids played chase and caught lightning bugs. Mother and Linda made the cushions for the boat.

I'll never forget the first time we put the boat in the water at Victoria Landing on Lake Alatoona. We had only a 15 hp motor and no windshield, but the "Little Darling" was the prettiest boat on the lake. Daddy got the windshield and a 30 hp Mercury Motor and our lives changed forever.

We went camping at Alatoona as often as possible. The Hornesbys, Murphys, and Powells together. We skied, fished and had a great time.

Also began our 27 year tradition of going to Lake Chatugue, at Hiawassee, in the North Georgia mountains. The whole family went, friends too. It was nothing for us to have 6 or 7 cabins in a row. We make lots of friends too, with other families that went up the same time each year. We always had church service on Sunday morning usually with Pop preaching, but in later years, Keith preached also. Mike played bagpipes, Mother or Linda played the "tote-a-tune", and everybody sang. It was beautiful to hear Mike play "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes and hear it echoing through the mountains.

Mother taught Linda how to drive while we were at the lake, on a straight-shift, on mountain roads, in the rain. It was a religious experience.

One year, it rained almost constantly and every time we got down to the dock and got the cover off the boat, it would start raining again and we'd have to put the cover back on and go back up to the cabin. But that was the week of the "tomato sandwiches". Our cousin, Ruth Ellen, was with us that year. We ate tomato sandwiches and played Hearts and Spades and still had a great time. I still think about it everytime I eat a tomato sandwich. Such fun.

Then there was the "Year of the White Bass". Cris, Brian, and I had gone out early fishing and hadn't had too much luck. It was getting about time to head in for breakfast and I was a little tired and disgusted so I was flipping my rod around and generally acting obnoxious. We were near "Grassy Island", a very small island with just grass on it. Just barely sticking out of the water. Cris told me to cast off the point, he was sure there was a fish there.( Daddy, Cris, Bill, and Eugene were always good at that.) So I did and told him I was caught on a rock. He was just starting to turn the boat around when I realized that I was "caught" on a smallmouth bass! Of course, that just set me on fire and I was ready to stay for the duration. We had just got the boat back away from the idland and were finishing getting our rods set up and were pretty much just sitting there for a minute, when suddenly, a huge circle formed around the boat. It was really weird, there were fish jumping and flipping and going crazy all around us! Cris yelled out "Oh my gosh!, It's White Bass! Cast in!" We could have just put a sign on the boat----"Fish Jump in Boat Here!" It was a blast.

The big schools of fish only lasted a few years and then began to taper off, but while they lasted they sure were exciting.

Mother and I had a "White Bass Experience". One evening we wanted to go out fishing but everybody else was too tired so we went out together. We went down to the dock and were getting our things ready to leave and talked to some college boys for a few minutes. They were going fishing later and seemed very amused to see two women going out alone. It was fairly obvious that they didn't think too much of our chances of catching fish. They helped us untie the boat and pushed us out from the dock and wished us luck. We were gone about 45 minutes. We went down to Big Island near the dam and were just casting out and talking, when the biggest school I've ever seen came up around us. We were both catching fish so fast, I couldn't get them on the stringer fast enough and had them flipping around on the floor (deck) of the boat. Finally I just sat in the back seat and took them off of one rod while Mother was catching one on the other one. One bass boat with two men in it came flying up, but when they saw us, they just stopped a ways out and watched. Another one came up too, but the guys in the first boat waved them back and they all just sat and watched. When the school went away finally and we sat back to get our breath, the guys in both boats got up and saluted us and left. We had at least two fish on each hook of the stringer and three on some of them. If there was a limit on them we had probably gone way over. We got everything in order and headed on back to the dock, where the college boys were just fixing to leave. They laughed and came over to help us tie up the boat and one of them asked why we came back so quick, "didn't we have any luck?" Their eyes almost popped out of their heads when it took both of us to pick up the stringer. Then we had to show them what kind of lures to use ("little cleos"), how to cast out, and what to look for. It was the "two women's" turn to laugh.

We went shooting up on the mountain side, we drove over to Gatlingburg, we climbed Brasstowne Bald Mountain, we went ruby mining in Franklin, North Carolina, and we went over to Helen, Georgia on the other side of the mountain. When we first started going to Chatugue, we stopped at Robertstown, by the Chattahoochee River. We went wading and played on the swinging bridge, then we'd go over to Unicoi State Park and walk up to the falls. When we first went there, there were only foot trails up to the falls, but after several years the Park Service really improved the trails, putting benches, bridges and overlooks along the way.

When we went by Mount Yonah, Daddy always had to tell us the story of the Indian Princess and the young brave from another tribe that fell in love and when they were not allowed to marry. they jumped off the side of the mountain together.

One of the best times at the lake was at night, down on the dock. Everybody would get down on the dock and fish, but mostly we cut up and told jokes and acted crazy. We's stay out late on the dock and then sit on the porch and rock and drink coffee.

But back to being little again. For a long time I was the baby and was very spoiled. I had a long white satin nightgown that I called by "angel gown," and I was Daddy's angel. I would stand behind his rocking chair and brush his hair for what seemed like hours. Then Cris came along and I was so jealous it was pitiful. There aren't many pictures of Cris as a baby that didn't have some part of my body sticking out in it. It probably wasn't until Cris got hurt that I actually got over being jealous of him and went to the other extreme and started spoiling him rotten.

I don't remember too much about Sonny getting married. Suddenly he was. The first I was really aware of it was when he was bringing her home to meet us. When I was little, he was so tall, he was like and idol that your watched go by in total awe. I knew that anybody he picked out would be special and she was. After all, she was from somplace far away-California. She talked different from us and her mannerisms were different. I was totally fascinated. She was the perfect match for an "idol." Enter Joan Ellen Baker Surls.

We didn't get to see much of Sonny and Joan for a long time. Sonny is a nuclear physicist for Dow Chemical Company and stayed very busy. It seems that every time we talked about driving our to see them, something happened and we didn't have enough money to go. But then I went to work for Southern Airways and things changed. We flew out to see them several times, and if I never got anything else from the 17 1/2 years I worked there, it was worth it for Mother and Daddy to get to make those trips.

I remember when Linda and I were little, playing dressup. She was Mrs Jones and lived upstairs, and I was Mrs Smith, and lived downstairs. Then suddenly she was Mrs Stell, and lived away. I missed her so much I cried for days. When she and Eugene told Mother and Daddy they had gotten married, Mother just sat and cried too. Daddy talked to them for a long time, and then Mother asked "Aren't you going on a honeymoon?" They went to Chattanooga and then Eugene had to report back to the Saratoga. He was in the Navy. Linda was 15 and Eugene was 21. It seems like one minute we were little and playing and the next minute she was grown and married. Enter Rufus Eugene Stell, Jr. Another brother!

Mother was always kind of funny about what we called her. The only one of us that ever got away with calling her anything else but "Mother" was Cris, and sometimes he called her "Momma." She couldn't stand "Mommy." When Brian was born and started talking, she was determined not to be "Mammaw" or "Granny" or anything remotely like that. I remember her sitting with Brian on her knee and she would very seriously look him hin the eye and say "Brian, say GRANDMOTHER." Brian would just as seriously look her in the eye and say, "NA-NA." So, "Nana" it was and "Nana" it stayed.

Bill didn't date a lot of different girls and only went steady with one that I remember, Trina Christian, who lived across the street. He was awfully picky (thank goodness). When he went away to college and came home on weekends, he began to mention on girl in particular, her nickname was "Miss Legs." We went up to North Georgia for Parent's Day and to meet her. Bill told us that we would know her as soon as we saw her, she was the prettiest girl there and had the smallest waist of any girl he'd ever known. When we saw her walking across the field we knew immediately it was her. Daddy grinned, patted Mother on the shoulder, and said, "Sweet, I think that's our new daughter, don't you?" Tears came up in Mother's eyes and she smiled and said yes. Enter Marian Karen Weaver Surls, my quiet, softspoken, gentle, graceful, sister-in-law.

Cris dated several girls, none of which I liked except Peggy and when he took me aside and asked to borrow the money for an engagement ring, I jumped on it. Her name being Peggy Anne Clack, Daddy promptly nicknamed her "Clickety." Unfortunately, Cris and Peggy broke up and he dated a real witch for a time. I really hated her, fortunately they broke up and for a time, Cris was the loneliest guy in town. He played his guitar, sang and just sat around and moped. Peggy had stayed close to me and Mother and so one weekend we planned a trip to Gatlingburg. Mother, Linda, and Peggy drove to Knoxville and Kathy Burke and I flew up and met them there when we got off work. Then we all drove over to Gatlinburg. We were all pretty tired when we got there, so Mother and Linda went to sleep, but Kathy, Peggy, and I sat in the floor of the bathroom and talked for hours. Mostly we talked about Cris. We convinced her to call him even if it was 3 am. She did and they talked for a long time and made a date with him as soon as we got back. They went to Stone Mountain and when they got back they were engaged again. Enter my boistrous, fun-loving, pretty, sister-in-law, Peggy Anne Clack Surls.

End of Part One- Part Two is under Burnard Vessell- it has nothing to do with him, but I need the space, guess he was good for something after all.

 

More About WILMA REBECCA SURLS:

Education: copy of birth cirtificate

Namesake: nicknamed Becky

Notes for BURNARD VESSELL:

This is part two of Becky's family memories-NOT anything about Burnard Vessell

PART TWO:

One big plus from working for the airlines was that I was able to fulfill one of my dreams and go to Paris. As it turns out, I was able to go twice. The first time on a tour and the second time with my friend Kathy. We also went to Mexico City, and to London. The best part, however, was being able to take Mother to Europe. Another friend of mine, Jan Boyea, Mother and I went on a tour of Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, and Rome. It was marvelous. Mother had more fun than either of us and NEVER got tired. She was always ready to see something or someplace new. Her only regret was that Daddy wasn't with us to see it too. Daddy wouldn't go that far away. He said he traveled enough to last a life time. He was quite content with going to San Francisco every now and then. I think secretly he felt the same way about flying that I came to feel in later years. Only seeing Sonny, Joan and the kids made it worth it to him. He just enjoyed the fact that Mother got to travel and see the world.

Growing up in our house was fun. There was always something going on, somthing to do, and somebody to play with. I was blessed not only with a big family, but also with the very best friend ever. Our next-door neighbor, Flo Johnson, told Mother one day that she was pregnant. Mother told her she sure was glad it was Flo and not her. Rita Kaye Johnson was born on September 6, 1946, six weeks later, October 11, 1946, I was born. She's been my "other sister" ever since. Flo and Wilma were best friends, so it just naturally followed that Rita and I would be too. And we were, and are, and ever shall be. She was and is part of our family.

Our family's time together isn't just on vacation, bur also birthdays and holidays. A birthday party was always a family time, and Christmas was wild. Even after everybody got married, Christmas night was family night. We never needed much of an excuse to get together, everybody loved it. Even Jan Boyea, who came from a very wealthy family, was always telling me how jealous she was of my family because we were so close. Just goes to show you, you can't buy everything.

With the family odds of good mate choosing running 4 out of 4, I should have known that I was going to be the one to bomb out. John Vessell was the exact opposite of me and so, of course, I fell for him. The year and a half we were married doesn't even rank as being fit for this book. Suffice it to say the only good part came on the day after I left him. I left him one night, went home, got up the next day and filed for divorce, and Gene was born that night. The year and a half of misery was worth it, the joy came back a million times over.

I'm sitting on the screen porch writing this and remembering a time when I was little, the screens were all out and we used the porch to skate on. Mother was always afraid we would fall off, but I don't think we ever did. Most of us, except Cris, never got hurt seriously. That doesn't mean we never did stupid things that could have gotten us hurt.

Flo and Guy raised chickens in their back yard and one day Mother went out on the back porch and saw Rita's brothers, Robert and Wendell, and Bill each holding onto a chicken in each hand by it's feet. They were on top of their garage, fixing to jump off. They wanted to see if they could fly!

Flo also had feather mattresses she had gotten from the farm, and periodically she would put them out on quilts in the sunshine to air out. She usually put them out on the side yard next to our driveway, right under the upstairs window. Mother was in the kitchen and looked out just as the same three culprits were going to jump out of the window onto the mattress. Can you say splat?

We used to go up to Rita's grandparent's farm in Cummings, Georgia for the weekend. One weekend in particular, George, Robert, and Wendell were camping out at the big lake and Rita and I were playing down by the little lake. The creek coming out of the dam behind the little lake ran through some really fine-grained sand. If you stomped around in it the sand got really squishy and mushy. Rita and I got a brilliant idea to trick the boys, and got the whole creekside really mushy. Then we covered it up with pine straw and leaves and washed all the mud off our legs. We waited on the other side of the creek until we heard the boys coming through the woods. We started yelling and screaming "snake!! help!!" The boys came running and fell headfirst into that beautiful slimy mud. We ran. Fast. We made it up to the house and hid behind Grandmother Johnson, who very sternly told them it wasn't nice to chase little girls and to go wash off the mud they were tracking in her kitchen. For such a tiny little person, not even five feet tall, she could be mighty scary. After they stomped out, we all three had a good laugh. She was great fun. We stuck very close to her for the rest of the weekend.

When we went to Cedartown and stayed at Aunt Lillian's house, I know Linda and Ruth Ellen hated me. I was always the odd one out, they were the same age. Bill and Roy were close, and there was me, then Cris. Uncle Horace took up a lot of time with us and we went for long walks with him. We loved going to the Ten Cent Store that Uncle Horace owned. We always got candy and games. Linda and Ruth Ellen played dolls and always stuck me with the ones they didn't like. But I got even with them, I went whining to Roy and he would make them play with me. Ruth Ellen and Linda being the same age were also close to the same size, so when Ruth Ellen outgrew her clothes, she handed them down to me, so I always had the clothes that Mother made me, plus the ones that Linda and Ruth Ellen both outgrew. Ruth Ellen went to the lake with us many time, most memorable, of course, was the "tomato sandwich" year. She was a very good swimmer and helped me a lot. To this day, I can't swim, only dog-paddle, but at least I'm not scared to get out in the water and have fun. Just give me a good ski belt and I'm good to go.

We never had a lot of money so we made up for it by having a lot of family get togethers. I can only remember one birthday party with just friends, and it wasn't as much fun as a family party. Linda and I had a Halloween Birthday party together when I was about seven or eight. It was a costume party and lots of fun. We have several pictures of it. The family party was better.

When I was in high school in my junior year, Headland was in the state AAA basketball championships, in fact, we won that year. We played down at Tech's Colliseum. Mini skirts had just come in style, but were called "knee ticklers" ( they came to the middle of the kneecap). The group of girls I ran around with were all going to go to the game together and wear knee ticklers. I didn't have the money to go out and buy one, so I made one. It was green and black herringbone pleated wool. I was very proud of it and when it came time to leave I started out the door and Daddy called me back inside and wanted to know "where do you think you're going dressed like that 'Little Lady?'" Of course that was like the kiss of death, you just didn't argue with Daddy. However, I went upstairs and changed into a "respectable" skirt, stuffed the knee tickler into a big pocketbook, showed Daddy I looked decent, and went out the door. I changed in the back of Rita's stationwagon going down the expressway. Later I asked Mother if they ever found out what I did. She laughed and said of course, Flo told her about it the next day. I never did hear anything about it from Daddy, I guess he thought if I was crazy enough to change clothes in the car I deserved to wear the skirt.

There were fourteen girls that ran around together in school. We called ourselved the "Dodos." A lot of them were pretty well-off even if we weren't. We always had a spend-the-night party on Friday night, and strangely enough, they all preferred to come to mine and Rita's house. Our basement has always flooded when it rained heavily and before Daddy put the electric pump in it could get pretty hectic. One night in particular, it was raining like crazy and the water was coming in faster than the little hose could get it out. Mother and Daddy finally had to ask us to help. We were sitting around listening to records and were a little bored, so they all jumped to it. Even though I knew it was winter and if the water got up past the pilot light, the furnace would shut off, I didn't want to let the girls know we had a basement that flooded. They didn't. They all had full daylight basements with playrooms and dens in them. Never leaked a drop. None ever flooded. But they never thought a thing about it. We formed a bucket brigade up the steps and dipped out the basement and poured the water in the tub. They sang and told jokes and had a marvelous time. I kept my mouth shut, and was mortified. HOWEVER, whenever I see any of the old gang, the first thing they say is "Hey, remember the night we dipped out your basement? That was the best time we ever had!" And after all these years, I have to admit, it was fun.

For a long time I was jealous of Daddy. That sounds a little strange, I know, but Daddy had a habit of "capturing" my friends. Or so I thought, they always seemed to get in long conversations with him and I got a little (a lot) jealous. It took me a while to realize that they enjoyed his stories and experiences just as much as I did. Daddy never talked down to them, he treated them like they were adults and they loved it. I was always being told what fun it was to come to my house, because their parents just ignored them. I guess it never dawned on me because Mother and Daddy may have made me mad or frustrated, but they certainly never ignored me. We always had somebody to talk or argue with or just be with.

We always had pets of some type or another. We had a beautiful gold cocker spaniel named "Prissy." Somebody stole her and she tried to run away and got killed. We had one of her puppies, "Pepper", that liked to eat morning glories. At that time, Daddy wouldn't let us have dogs in the house, except to stay in the basement when it got very cold in the winter. But after Pepper died, I decided I wanted a poodle. I went to get her, and Rita, Linda, Clif, and Eugene went with me. When we broughther back to the house, we decided the best thing to do was to just put her inside the house and then I could take them home. When I went in with her, Daddy was laying on the sofa watching TV. I put "Inky" inside the door and left. When I got home, Daddy was still on the sofa, the only difference was, Inky was on the sofa with him, and from then on, she was his dog, not mine.

When I married, I left Inky with Mother and Daddy and I was given a Lhasa Apso, named "Keta." I kept her until we had to have her put to sleep. She was diabetic, and I had to give her insulin shots. Then we got parakeets. We ended up with six of them. Complete with nests. They layed a lot of eggs but none ever hatched. It sounded like a jungle when you called our house. Then Gene decided he was tired of them, so we gave them away and got a kitten, "Rufus", named after Eugene. Rufus is the only cat in the world with a tell-tale-tail. He will sit perfectly still and ignore you, except for his tail. The more you talk to him, the wilder he thrashes his tail. We decided he needed a wife, so we got "Roxie." Of course, very soon after we got Roxie, we also got "Magic", "Snowflake", "Louie", and "Silk." Six must be our lucky number.

One year on vacation at the lake, the "kids", Gene, Allen, and Mark, had not been catching any fish and were pretty disappointed, so Mother and I decided it would be fun to take them over to the trout farm. It was just after lunch and all the SERIOUS fishermen were resting from their morning excursions and making plans for their evening trips. When they heard what was being planned, they decided it would be fun to go along and WATCH. We had to go in several cars. The trout farm was located way back off the road in a secluded little shady valley. We got the cane poles and cans of corn and proceeded to let the kids fish. Everybody else was sitting in the shade watching. Pretty soon, Cris, Peggy, and Pop got up and started walking round the pond, JUST LOOKING. Then Mike, David, Christie, and Bill got in the act. They started pointing out the bigger fish to try for, and shortly the GROWNUPS had the poles and were just SHOWING THEM HOW TO CATCH THE FISH. Gene. Allen, and Mark ended up sitting in the shade watching everbody else catch fish. Unfortunately, when you fish at the trout farm, they charge by the pound, and the fishing trip for the KIDS cost over $25.00!

Our family has grown up and grown to the point that only three of our houses are big enough to gather in. We still like to have big parties, although it is begining to get a little difficult to get everybody there. Families and jobs keep expanding and moving and enlargeing but that just makes it a bigger and BETTER family.

I remember one of the big ice and snow storms we had. I'm not sure what year it was, but it was after Daddy died and Gene was still little. I still worked at Republic and was working a 5 am shift. We had gotten weather reports periodically and knew that a front was coming in from the west. Birmingham had already gotten three inches of snow, but the weathermen still were saying that Atlanta was going to miss it.

 

More About BURNARD VESSELL:

Education: Liked to Hunt and Fish

Namesake: Ice Blue eues

More About BURNARD VESSELL and WILMA SURLS:

Divorce: February 26, 1975, Atlanta,Georgia

Marriage: March 31, 1973, Riverdale, Georgia

Marriage Fact: Was Biological contributer to Crispin but definatly not a Father

 

Child of WILMA SURLS and BURNARD VESSELL is:

170. i. SPC CRISPIN EUGENE9 VESSELL, b. July 24, 1974, East Point Georgia.

 

151. BRIAN CRISPIN8 SURLS (JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born September 10, 1951 in Atlanta,Ga5, and died November 30, 1995 in Roswell, Georgia5. He married PEGGY ANNE CLACK November 19, 1972 in East Point Georgia, daughter of FINOUS CLACK and PLYLLIS HOWLAND. She was born August 05, 1951 in Atlanta,Ga.

Notes for BRIAN CRISPIN SURLS:

INFO ON FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

The French Caalvary Pistol handed down to Cris Surls by Joe P. Surls-1775 model, converted from a flintlock to percussion by the French Arsonel in 1835. The assessed condition is very good. Caliber is .62. 1981 current value is $600.00. Researched by Atlanta Firearms Inc.

The Grandmother clock handed down to Cris Surls by Joe P. Surls is a Seth Thomas. Made either by him or one of his apprentices. It has his mark on it.

PARTIAL MASONIC HISTORY OF BRIAN CRISPIN SURLS, INFO TAKEN FROM JOE P SURLS SR BIBLE

Entered Apprentice Jul 17, 1973

Fellow Craft Aug 7, 1973

Master Mason Aug 23, 1973

Raised by his brother William J Surls

East Point Lodge #288 F & AM

Served as Master Candidate for Solomons #1 Savanah

Awarded East Point's Commemorative Coin and Holy Bible Sept 22, 1973

First Seven Degrees of Scottish Rite May 31, 1974

Finished 32nd Degree in Consistory of Valley of Atlanta Orient of Georgia June 1, 1974

Junior Steward East Point #288 Dec 3, 1974

Senior Steward East Point #288 Dec 2, 1975

Junior Deacon East Point #288 Dec 7, 1976

Acted as Senior Deacon Affiliation of Joe P Surls April 19, 1977

Appointed Senior Deacon Jun 21, 1977 to fill vacancy of Ray Wofford

Junior Warden East Point #288 Dec 6, 1977

Senior Warden East Point #288 Dec 5, 1978

He went on to attain the highest rank in the Lodge before his death. His mark is recorded in the Bible

 

More About BRIAN CRISPIN SURLS:

Baptism: November 06, 1960, Baptised First Baptist Church East Point Ga

Namesake: nicknamed Cris

More About PEGGY ANNE CLACK:

Education: Baptised Jefferson Ave Baptist, East Point, Ga

More About BRIAN SURLS and PEGGY CLACK:

Marriage: November 19, 1972, East Point Georgia

 

Children of BRIAN SURLS and PEGGY CLACK are:

i. WILLIAM ALLEN9 SURLS, b. July 22, 1978.

More About WILLIAM ALLEN SURLS:

Occupation: Works in Sales for Home Depot in Roswell, GA

ii. MARK DANIEL SURLS, b. May 12, 1981.

More About MARK DANIEL SURLS: 

 

162. RUFFIN LEWIS9 SURLS III (RUFFIN LEWIS8, RUFFIN LEWIS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) He married CAROL HURSEY.

 

Child of RUFFIN SURLS and CAROL HURSEY is:

i. WILLIAM TYLER10 SURLS,

 

163. DAVID WILLIAM9 SURLS (JOSEPH PLEAS8, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born October 26, 1953. He married (1) EVALYN ELIZABETH KOSTY July 1990 in Lafayette, California, daughter of GRAHAM KOSTY and MARJORY UNKNOWN. He married (2) LAURA ESPERANZA PRATT July 1990 in Lafayette, California. She was born October 28.

More About DAVID SURLS and EVALYN KOSTY:

Marriage: July 1990, Lafayette, California

More About DAVID SURLS and LAURA PRATT:

Marriage: July 1990, Lafayette, California

 

Child of DAVID SURLS and EVALYN KOSTY is:

i. DYLAN10 SURLS, b. August 16, 1976, Walnut Creek, California.

 

 

Children of DAVID SURLS and LAURA PRATT are:

ii. ZEKE PRATT10 SURLS, b. 1974.

iii. ELI PRATT SURLS, b. 1977.

 

164. MICHEAL PLEAS9 SURLS (JOSEPH PLEAS8, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born June 24, 1955 in Walnut Creek, California. He married STEPHANIE GALLAGO December 22, 1984 in Lafayfettte, California. She was born August 23, 1957 in San Francisco, California.

More About MICHEAL SURLS and STEPHANIE GALLAGO:

Marriage: December 22, 1984, Lafayfettte, California

 

Children of MICHEAL SURLS and STEPHANIE GALLAGO are:

i. JOSEPH10 SURLS, b. May 19, 1977.

ii. SAMANTHA ANN SURLS, Walnut Creek, California.

iii. JESSICA MARIE SURLS,, Walnut Creek, California.

 

165. LESLIE ANN9 SURLS (JOSEPH PLEAS8, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born August 08, 1958. She married JOHN CULTON INGRAM December 27, 1981 in Lafayfettte, California, son of CULTON INGRAM and SUZANNE YOST. He was born December 12, 1953 in Oakland, California.

More About JOHN INGRAM and LESLIE SURLS:

Marriage: December 27, 1981, Lafayfettte, California

 

Children of LESLIE SURLS and JOHN INGRAM are:

i. LINDA ANN10 INGRAM, Walnut Creek, California.

ii. CHRISTOPHER RYAN INGRAM,  Walnut Creek, California.

iii. TIFFANY LYNNE INGRAM, , Walnut Creek, California.

 

166. DAVID JOSEPH9 SURLS (WILLIAM JOSEPH8, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born July 30, 1964. He married MINDY LITTLE February 20, 1987 in Berry College, Rome, Georgia.

More About DAVID SURLS and MINDY LITTLE:

Marriage: February 20, 1987, Berry College, Rome, Georgia

 

Children of DAVID SURLS and MINDY LITTLE are:

i. JONATHAN DAVID10 SURLS,

ii. MATTHEW SURLS.

iii. RACHEAL ELIZABETH SURLS,

More About RACHEAL ELIZABETH SURLS:

 

 

167. BRIAN KENNETH9 STELL (LINDA LEE8 SURLS, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born January 16, 1961. He met CHARLOTTE ALICE EVANS June 07, 1986 in First Baptist Hapeville Ga, daughter of CARLTON EVANS and UNKNOWN CHANCE. She was born January 14, 1964.

More About BRIAN STELL and CHARLOTTE EVANS:

Divorce: Unknown details

Other-Begin: June 07, 1986, First Baptist Hapeville Ga

 

Children of BRIAN STELL and CHARLOTTE EVANS are:

i. CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH10 STELL,

More About CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH STELL:

Education: called Elizabeth

ii. WILLIAM EVAN STELL,

iii. BRIAN CHASE STELL,

 

168. JOSEPH EUGENE9 STELL (LINDA LEE8 SURLS, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born August 18, 1962. He married KATHERINE IRENE TAYLOR, daughter of STEVE TAYLOR and LYNDA BURRIS.

More About JOSEPH EUGENE STELL:

Education: nicknamed Joe

More About KATHERINE IRENE TAYLOR:

Education: Nicknamed Kathy

 

Children of JOSEPH STELL and KATHERINE TAYLOR are:

i. TOMMY LEE10 STELL,

ii. ASHLEY PRICILLA STELL

 

169. WILLIAM KEITH9 STELL (LINDA LEE8 SURLS, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born July 20, 1965 in East Point Georgia. He married JILL ALISON SHELLEY July 02, 1986 in Jefferson Ave. Baptist Church, East Point Ga, daughter of RICHARD SHELLEY and LINDA HADWIN. She was born January 20, 1964.

More About WILLIAM STELL and JILL SHELLEY:

Marriage: July 02, 1986, Jefferson Ave. Baptist Church, East Point Ga

 

Children of WILLIAM STELL and JILL SHELLEY are:

i. BENJAMIN PLEAS10 STELL, Arlington. Texas.

ii. SHELLEY ABIGAIL STELL,  Atlanta,Ga.

More About SHELLEY ABIGAIL STELL:

Education: born Northside Hospital

iii. HANNAH GRACE STELL, Atlanta, Ga.

Notes for HANNAH GRACE STELL:

Born 4pm with dark brown hair. Weight 8lbs 8oz.

 

170. SPC CRISPIN EUGENE9 VESSELL (WILMA REBECCA8 SURLS, JOSEPH PLEAS7, EPSIE CORRINE6 BRITT, RICHARD LEWIS5, ANNA4 EVERS, WILLIAM3, SARAH2 HESTER, THOMAS1) was born July 24, 1974 in East Point Georgia. He married MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR August 09, 1997 in Christ church, Hapeville Georgia 30354, daughter of LARRY TAYLOR and ROBERTA SWANEY. She was born February 06, 1974 in East Point Georgia.

Notes for SPC CRISPIN EUGENE VESSELL:

Some of my Favorite things and Stories:

Favorite Movie: Titanic

Favorite Soundtrack: The Cutting Edge

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Saying: Everything has a place and Everything in it's place.

Favorite Candy: Crispy Cream Doughnuts and Sour Peaches.

 

My time in the Army

I did not join the Army because I wanted to; I joined because I was following my heart. I would have to give you the background first so you would understand. Here's how it all started...

My best friend in high school was a guy by the name of Rick Cadel. We both went to middle school together and then on to high school; I spent Most of my freshman year in high school looking for the perfect girl to date. I was not much of a ladies man but i had some charming qualities. I was every ones friend, I mean all the girls would use me as their leaning / crying post. I didn't mind of course because it put me closer to all the pretty girls in school. Rick was a fun guy to hang out with and he was always cracking jokes about other people. For a while Rick and I competed for the same girls in school. I went out with a Girl named Melissa Yakel, who was nice but did not want a serious relationship. I did, see up till then I had never had a real Girlfriend so you can imagine when I caught her with another guy it broke my heart, but I'm glad that it did because Rick and I would never have met Marybeth. Marybeth was the most beautiful girl in school and I was so jealous of Rick that I was green. I was in a fix because Marybeth confided in me and Rick was my best friend. Somewhere down the road when Rick started treating her bad I fell in Love with her; I never told her that and we remained friends for many years to come. When I left for Basic Training at Fort Jackson she moved in to my house and lived with my mom till I got back. I did not know she had done that because when I arrived home I found that I had a roommate! Now I have to back up a little; See ya know how we met but not the real grit of the story. So here goes...

After Marybeth and Rick there was Marybeth and Bobby; Supposedly the man of her dreams (Boy who was she kidding). Marybeth and Bobby got pretty serious but he broke her heart and hurt her. I didn't get to see her at all while they dated. I found out they were going to be stationed at Fort Hood Texas and I couldn't bear the thought of someone stealing the Love of My universe away from me so I was determined to do all I could to screw them up. I did sort of. I really screwed myself up...

I Enlisted in the Army for 3 years Active Duty and I chose to go to Fort Hood as my Duty Station. I thought she would be there; boy I messed up good because guess what? I'll tell ya what! I went to Texas and they stayed in Georgia and they split up. Four more years went by of Good byes and casual hello's while I was on leave and home for the holidays. I still loved her even when we were a world apart and after all the years. That;s how I knew that Marybeth was meant to be. I love her to this day, each one just a little more than the last. It's the total package I think. I was blessed by God I think. After all sometimes if you pray and mean what you say he'll listen and hook you up. This past August 9th on 1997 we got Married to one another and I have been on cloud nine million ever since. I feel as though a giant hole in my heart has been filled. Everything I was searching for I found in Marybeth. I look foward to seeing her everyday and holding that hand everytime I ask for it. I love snugglling up with her and cooking those Korean meals for her (I love to cook) not to mention just watching her sleep. IT's the smell of her hair, the touch of her lips to mine the back rubs the understanding after a long days work and most of all she gave me a super awesome little wonder Named Robert who is now the center of both our universes. I adore him and marvel that she put up with me for those nine months. I can be a real BEAR! I love my wife and son with each beat of my heart.

Some of my memories of my family from when I was little-

When I was little, between one and five years old I would have to say that my most favorite relative in my life had to be my Granddaddy, As far as I was concerned the son and the moon revolved around my "POP". That's what we all called him (The grandchildren). I can remember going down in the basement of our house which was his workshop and building things. I learned something new each day. What I remember most though was that "Everything has a place and everything in it's place" For my grand dad that meant that if you got a tool out you had better put it back where you found it and it had better be cleaner than when you took it off the shelf. I recieved a few spankings and a repriemand or two for that on more than a few occasions. I always thought that the workshop was a magical place and that just being allowed into my Grandfather's little world was something wonderful. That's where most of my memories with him come from, I do remember sitting in his lap everyday and him reading the Bible to me, I also remember him singing me to sleep and bringing in firewood with him in the winter. I got to fly a kite with him too! My mother did not even get to do that with him. He taught me how to fish and manners. I think my Grandfather was a fine Christian man and he made sure that everyone in his family lived up to those values that he set. I wish that he could have met my wife Marybeth; I think that they would have liked each other. I dream sometimes that I go fishing with him and we just talk about things going on with me. I carry my Grandfather in my heart wherever I go. It pleases me to see that my son looks at his Grandfather like I used to, with awe and respect. Robby thinks that Marybeth's dad is the Sun and the Moon, I think he is too. I never had a father growing up but that changed when I married Marybeth. Her Dad is good to me and for once in my life I have a real Daddy, I like that. Not only that but I have a Brother now too! Something else that I did not have before either. My Grandmother was pretty cool too! She used to make me"Bean with Bacon soup" as it was my favorite, When I was little she would rock me to sleep and after school she would make sure that I did not get into trouble and did my homework. On Christmas morning she would get up early with my mom at about 3 AM and open presents with me. When I was sick she always had these neat home remedies from the old days that would work better than any old drugs that you would get at the Pharmacy. She also was gifted, she had a sixth sense or something. Nana could see things that people could'nt see normally. Ghost or something I don't know. She was not weird or anything though. She loved my Grandfather with all her heart and it showed. She was a devoted mother and wife and was a Super Grandmother. It's neat to see my mother-Nana to Robby, act the same way that my Grandmother did. Brian started calling our Grandmother "Nana" when he first learned to talk and it sort of stuck with her and all the other grand kids too. My Mother- I love my mother, she has always given me anything I wanted, I was spoiled often as a child and still today that tradition lives on through my son who is King of the house. My mother is a neat person and she loves Genealogy and Family History. She is also a Cat fanatic (So am I). She loves going fishing and cathches mostly trees and bushes but for lack of trying to catch real fish :-) She is also a master semstress in my opinion and could sew just about anything she set her mind to. I think she is starting to look more and more like Nana did. I always have fun around mom. She gets along great with Marybeth and that's awesome.

Christmas 1999- Christmas Eve morning was spent at Grady Hospital in Atlanta while mom was having an Asthma attack. Marybeth and I played chess while waiting on mom. Christmas Day was great! Robby had a super time and Santa left a massive amount of gifts for him. I think the one he liked the most was the Big stuffed Tigger. The toy train that we got him was a flop and was broken before it even came out of the box. The rest of us did good too on the presents. We also attended Christmas eve candle lite service at Marybeth's church. Christmas party at Aunt Linda's this year was great! Everyone except Keith's family was there and also Kathy Stell who was recovering from just having Ashley; Joe and Kathy's new addition! David and Mindy were also absent but we all got a surprize visit from Mark and Allen Surls who just popped in! I hadn't seen them in about four years. The food was delicious and the family time was special. Tommorow Marybeth and I will go to Catholic Mass with my Aunt Helen and Uncle Tom. That will be a neat surprize and a first for both Marybeth and I. We also drew names tonight for a copy of the family history of the Surls and Stell families. Brian got the Surls copy and Kieth got the Stell copy. It was a great turn out and alot of fun for everyone. - Gene December 24-25 1999

New Years Eve 1999- New Years Eve was spent at home in preparation for the End of the world or Y2K or what ever the crazy folks in the neighborhood might throw at us. The Fireworks at Underground Atlanta could be seen from our front porch and the Gunshots and Weapons fire was like something out of the Gulf War or the DMZ. All in all I think that most of the folks around here were just out to have some fun and make the loudest noise they could (With Guns or whatever). We video taped the last 15 minutes of the Millenium from the couch and I ushered in the New Year 2000 with a sip from the champagne bottle. Dad and I took pictures with Robby and we all watched the Ball Drop at Times Square from the couch. Then we waited to see if the lights were going to go off and the water quit working. We were blessed-it didn't. Like I Told everyone though if we had not prepared the worst most certainly would have come and then we would have been up the creek without a paddle. I liked being with family for this special event in my life, it was something I will always remember.

More About SPC CRISPIN EUGENE VESSELL:

Baptism: Jefferson Ave. Baptist Church, East Point GA.

Blessing: December 26, 1999, Catholic Church of St. Gabriel in Fayetteville, Georgia

Education: Bet. 1988 - 1991, ATTENDED TRI-CITIES HIGHSCHOOL EAST POINT GA

Military service: Bet. 1996 - 1997, Teagu, South Korea

Namesake: nicknamed Gene

Residence: Bet. February 1999 - January 2000, Living in Hapeville, Georgia

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR:

Some of Her favorite things and stories.

Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind and Titanic

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Song: It's your Love

Favorite Food: Gene's Steaks

Marybeth is an Excellent cook! She makes the worlds best Fried Okra and Cheese Eggs. -Gene December 26, 1999

 

More About MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR:

Blessing: December 26, 1999, Catholic Church of St. Gabriel in Fayetteville, Georgia

Medical Information: Back Problems and Kidney Stones

Namesake: "Marybeth"

Marriage Notes for CRISPIN VESSELL and MARY TAYLOR:

Our Wedding day was a Fairy Tale come true for both of us. For Nine years I'd been waiting for that day and when it was finally there it could not have been better! Marybeth's Uncle Charlie Swaney performed the service in a little church that sits right by the Hapeville Train Depot. There were about 60-80 people in attendance and it was packed. I wore my Uniform for the service as I had always said that I would be married in Uniform. Marybeth was Radient in Her wedding dress which made her look like a Princess or an Angel. We had everything so carefully planned and somehow the music got messed up during the service so instead of coming down the isle to the Wedding March she came down the Isle to Tim Mcgraw's "It's your Love". A song that I sang to Marybeth the night that I proposed to her. It made for a memorable event and a Wonderful day! Then we left and her dad had gotten us a limo to ride in - We had never been inside a limo and it was kind of magical. The reception was fun to and we had a very big barbaque at Marybeth's parents house. Marybeth ended up throwing the flowers up into the tree and we had to shake it to get them down. Andrew Carty was my Best Man and Gina Carty was the Maid of Honor. The wedding was awesome. Marybeth's Brother Bob was an Usher as were her cousins James and J.J. Shaw. Andy's Cousin Daniel did the music and my Uncle Gene did the video for us. Everyone took the pictures and as it turned out we got the pictures developed for free at K-Mart the next day.

Our Honeymoon was spent at the Marriot Garden Hotel and we had a great time. The entire event from start to finish was something that I'll never forget and a special memory to both of us.- Gene Dec 26,1999

More About CRISPIN VESSELL and MARY TAYLOR:

Engagement: July 31, 1999, I Proposed to Marybeth on one knee in her Bedroom after listening to Music and dinner

Friends: June 1990, Met Through Rick Kadel and from Highschool at Tri-Cities

Marriage: August 09, 1997, Christ church, Hapeville Georgia 30354

Marriage license: Clayton County Probate Court

 

Child of CRISPIN VESSELL and MARY TAYLOR is:

i. ROBERT ANDREW10 VESSELL,   Landstuhl Germany.

                                          Sources:

Family Notes, Bibles, Georgia Archives, Social Security index, US Census, Internet sites.

 

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