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KEENEY researchers in Oregon, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia take note:
The colonial ties between the KEENEY and Yocum families suggest an ever-increasing closeness. It is undisputed that Peter Keeney was probably an in-law in the Matthias Yocum family, witnessed the marriage of his son, and was present at his death. It has just been revealed that Peter's brother, John Jonathan, accompanied Michael Yocum as they claimed grants in North Carolina in an area that soon became the Tennessee county of Greene, later divided into Jefferson and Cocke counties. Numerous'records show this connection.

On a 26 April 1745 order by the Council of Virginia 100,000 acres of land in the Greenbrier valley were offered to settlers who would settle and cultivate the land, with a limit of 1,000 acres per grant. Virginia land records show that JOHN KEE1'l"EY (450 acres), Felty Yocum (480 acres), Frederick See (480 acres), Matthew Yocum (330 acres) and George See (360 acres) received grants in 1750 and 1751. The Yocums and Sees were closely related by marriage.

In 1750 practically all of westem Virginia and West Virginia were in Augusta county. This is important to remember, as many counties (Bedford, Botetourt, Hampshire, Hardy, Greenbrier eta!) were formed and residents changed counties·without moving away. Dr Thomas Walker, returning from an exploratory trip·into the Kentucky region in 1750 noted that several families had already settled in the Greenbrier area of Muddy Creek and Big Levels. The French & Indian War against English expansion broke out in 1754 and continued to 1761, with 60 Shawnee warriors making havoc of the new settlers, including the destruction of a new fort. However, the deadly blow by the Shawnees came in the summer of 1765. Contradictory
reports estimate that 9 to 12 prople were killed and seven taken prisoner. For about 45 days 59 terrified inhabitants huddlesd inside the Muddv Creek outpost awaiting the fall of the tomahawk or scalping knife. Captain John Lewis. who was 45 miles away along the Jackson River, came to their relief. finding on arrival that the enemy had moved two days earlier. Virginia Gov Dinwiddie called the incident "a shameful panic" after learning that the settlers had abandoned their homes, left crops in the field, losing everything they had worked for. A Mrs F Keeney, Frederick Yocum and Felty Yocum had a lost their lives in the uprising. JOHN KEENEY was a member of Dickinson's Company of Rangers in 1756 and 1757. From where had he come? Augusta court records of August 1749 listed him as defendent in a lawsuit with James Rutredge and listed his residence as South Branch. South Branch was in the HampshirelHardy county where the Yocums and Sees had lived. Apparently JOHN KEENEY also lived there for a time and came along to Muddy Creek, living adjacent to his Yokum neighbors. First settlers of Hardy and Grant counties (1735-1750) included Frederick See, George See and Matthias Yocum, living in the Mill Creek area, close to Maysville in present day Grant County. Keeney and Yocum family court records were often listed in Bedford County, the nearest courthouse. Actually most of their activities took place in Botetourt County, founded in 1769. Greenbrier County was founded from Botetourt County in 1780. Greenbrier landowners listed in 1780 included John Keeney, Michael Keeney, Gcorge See, Michael See and George Yocum. Matthias Yocum and Peter Keene had departed the year before from their Auhur's Bortom homes near Fort Lewis in the Roanoke river valley. An August 9. 1755 Augusta court record lists the transfer of 261 acres on the north side of the Roanoke above Arthur' Bottom from James Campooll to Matthias Yocum..

In I761 Frederick See and Felty Yocum settled on Muddy Creek, the scene of recent atrocities. During the calm belween 1764 and 1774 numerous settlers found their back to the Greenbrier region, mostly in the year 1769. There were sporadic Indian attacks; in 1780 they killed Thomas Griffith and took his son prisoner. The boy was rescued. Arbuckle's Fort became the rendevous point in 1774, when armies were firming for the showddown with the Shawness in the Battle of Point Pleasant.

Kegler's History Of the Virginia Frontier lists many families that moved from 1748 to 1757. Matthias Yocum is listed with a group of 18 located in the lower end (Roanoke area) of Augusta County. Wolves were numerous in this settlement Waddell's Annual says that the promise of a reward netted 256 wolf heads in 1751.

During the American Revolution John Jonathan Keeney (cl750-c1845) was active on the frontier, with Michael, Thomas and David Keeney offering supplies. For this Jonathan received a 67 acre grant in 1788 on the north side of the French Broad River in Orcene Co TN (earlier a part of North Carolina). Earlier, in 1782. Peter Keeney of Fort Lewis received a grant for land in Fayette Co KY, the grant being registered in Botetourt County. Peter had already accompanied Matthias Yocum to Kentucky). From the Draper Manuscripts we read that Matthias Yocum (1705-1783) came to Kenyucky in the fall of 1779 and settled with his family at Yokum's Station in 1780. His wife, Elizabeth See (b.5-8-1730 at Telnechocken Creek, Berks Co PA died in KY 11-14·1780). Their large family lists lots of sons, although there were daughters. They were listed in the HlSTORY OF HARDY COUNTY as follows: Jesse Yocum 12-2-1756 m. Ann Boyles, Elizabeth 1760, George Washington 12-3-1763, J Amelia 1764 m. James Ray c 1781 in KY, Jacob 1767, Matthias Jr 1771, James B 1772, Solomon 1773 d.l0-26-I850 in Denton TX, Isaac 1777 at Fort Harness (now Moorefield WV). The parents of Matthias Yocum were Francis Jochem (b. 1678 in New Amsterdam NY, d.I751 in Hampshire Co VA) & Millie Felty (b. 1682 ·atNew Amsterdam). His wife Elinor See was a daughter of George Ludwig Zeh (b.1680 in Ruhlsheim Germany, d. 24 Apr 1752 in Augusta Co VA).
In 1738 the Yocum, See, Stump and Harness families moved to the South Branch of the Potomac, settling at Mike's Ford, near present day
Moorefoeld, then in Hampshire County. As already stated, under the inLafayette 1745 order of the Virginia Council, many of them claimed land along the Greenbrier River, and along with John Keeney were the first families to apply. During the next decades numerous land transactions took place as listed in Bedford Co Va and Lincoln Co (later KY). The Botetourt County Index of Tithables 1770-1777 listed Conrad Yocum 3, George Yocum 6, Hy Yocum 1, Jolm Yocum 2, Matthias Yocum 2. On 5 October 1780 George Yocum was married to Isabella Taylor in Bedford Co, with Peter Keeney as witness. Between 1770 and 1790 Matthias Yocum of Mercer Co KY purchased land from Thomas Burton and wife in Washington (later Greene) Co TN), North Carolina, where the Keeneys were also moving. No doubt this was for son Michael Yocum and wife Ann Boyle (d/o Alexander Boyle who had lived in Bedford Co from 1762 to 1784. In 1775 Charles McGlothltn conveyed 55 shillings to Michael Yocum for land along the Little Otter.
Bedford County Michael was a witness in the trilal of John Downing. In 1785 they moved to Greene Co NC (which became Tennessee). Priscilla Yocum (b.l773), Michael's daughter, married Fredenck Mayberry in 1790. Thus the close allIances of these two families, all the way from the South Branch in the 1740s to the Greenbrier Valley to North Carolina and Telmessee was crystal clear. In 1791 Jefferson Co TN was formed from Greene. In 1784 the sons of John Keeney and their families fill the records of the Big Pigeon Baptist Church in Cocke Co during the next decade. John Keenry and Michael Yocum served together on the Court of Pleas in Jefferson County in 1798. It is doubtful that the families had moved but the county boundaries were no longer the same. The tax list of Knox Co TN. 1799 listed Jacob, Michael and Solomon Yocum. Several Keeneys were dismissed from Big Pigeon Baptist Church in 1799. Soon after by 1803 the Keeneys scattered - Jolm Jonathan to Indiana, David and Thomas to Missouri, James (killed in War of 1812), Joseph to what became Anderson County TN. Yocum families scattered to Missori, Arkansas and Texas.
Today one finds both families in almost every state. Al Capp made the Yocum name a household word with his Li'l Abner comic strip. 
Yoakum, Mathias M. (I1415)
102 Killed in Civil War. Buried in Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co., MO Terry, Richard (I8504)
103 Kyle Jefferson, age 92 of Flippin, passed away at his home on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Kyle was born in Flippin on September 2, 1922. He was the son of the late John Henry and Cora Belle (Newton) Jefferson. Kyle was a retired minister and rancher. He was a member of and founder of the White River Full Gospel Church in Flippin, he also served a Church of God branch in Mountain Home, Arkansas in the late 1960’s. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving his country during WWII. Kyle was a longtime member of the Marion County Farm Bureau. He was an avid Hunter and loved working with his cattle. His Family and his church were the two most important things to Him. Kyle married the former Dorse Lee Dewey on October 25, 1941.
Kyle is survived by his wife of 73 years: Dorse Lee of Flippin, Arkansas; two sons: Loyal Jefferson of Flippin & Kenneth Jefferson and his wife; Diane also of Flippin; two daughters: Sharon McNutt and her husband Billy Gene of Flippin and Sherry Ford and her husband; Raymond of Flippin; one sister: Mrs. Lola Burleson of Yellville, Arkansas. Kyle is also survived by 9 Grandchildren, 16 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild. He was preceded in death by his Parents, (7) Sisters and (7) Brothers. Visitation for Mr. Jefferson will be held at the Burns Funeral Home in Yellville on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 4-6 pm. Services will be held at the Burns Funeral Home on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. with Bro. Mark Ragsdale and Bro. Bobby Copeland officiating. Interment will take place in the Flippin Cemetery, Flippin, Arkansas. [Source: H. A. Burns Funeral Home online, 0253] 
Jefferson, Kyle (I14624)
104 Lake Jackson, TX - Graveside services for Julia Sansing May will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston, Louisiana. Officiating will be Dr. John Hatch, her dear friend and pastor of 27 years, retired pastor of the Lake Jackson Baptist Church and currently the Executive Director of the Gregg County Baptist Association in Longview, TX. Julia, a much loved and respected wife, sister, aunt, and friend died on April 17, 2012, after a long and fulfilling life. Julia was born on October 9, 1914, in Glenmora, Louisiana, was raised in Ruston, Louisiana and received her degree from Louisiana Technical College. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Pierce and Cora Olivia Massey Sansing; her husband, William Lavelle May; her sisters, Aline Huthnance, Miriam Scaife and Helen Sessums; her brother, George Lynn Sansing; and her nieces, Lois Huthnance Schmidt and Becky Scaife White. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In 1943, Julia and Bill May were among the first few couples to move to Lake Jackson, Texas after Bill was hired by the Dow Chemical Corporation. Julia taught second grade for a few years until she pursued her lifelong dream of owning a dress shop. In July of 1945, Julia opened the Lavelle Shop which she ran successfully for over 45 years. She was a charter member of the Lake Jackson Business and Professional Women's Club where she was named "Woman of the Year" in 1955. In addition to her business leadership, Julia contributed generously to Lake Jackson's civic and religious life. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church where she served for years as a Sunday School teacher. She was the first president of the Home Demonstration Club and a member of the Lake Jackson Garden Club. She was also a member of the Lake Jackson Historical Society, the Brazosport Genealogical Society, the American Association of University Women and the Eastern Star. Julia was an honorary member of Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Mayor of Lake Jackson Texas proclaimed September 24, Julia Sansing May day for her many accomplishments and many years of community service to the City of Lake Jackson. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brazosport College for the Bill and Julia May Children's Center, 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566, or to the charity of one's choice. [Source: Ruston Leader, Ruston, Louisiana, April 18, 2012] Sansing, Julia Estelle (I20853)
16 Oct 1834.......39+ acres.............1 SWNE 33/20-S 6-W...........N. Huntsville, Tuscaloosa Co., AL
20 Sep 1839......79 acres...............1 E 1/2NE 33/20-S 6-W.........N. Huntsville, Tuscaloosa Co., AL
20 Sep 1839......39 acres...............1 NWNE 33/20-S 6-W...........N. Huntsville, Tuscaloosa Co., AL

SOURCE: Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records
Sansing, James Davis Sr. (I161)
106 Last Chief of the western Cherokee in Arkansas Rogers, Capt. Chief John (I980)
107 Luke M. Greeson, 64, of the Lily Pond Community, died in the Gordon County Hospital, Wednesday night, August 19 1964, following an attack suffered earlier at his home. He was a native of Murray County, born on May, 23, 1904, son of the late Robert and Fannie Howell Greeson. He had lived in Lily Pond for several years and was a member of the Blackwood Springs Baptist Church and a member of the Gordon County Farm Bureau. He was preceded in death by a sister, Toy Greeson Chitwood. Survivors include his wife, the former Aline Jones; two daughters, Joann Bragg and her husband, Billy of Calhoun and Ovaline Dinning and her husband Jerry, of Lithia Springs; two sons, R.M. Gresson and wife Barbara and Mitchell Greeson, both of Calhoun; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Ray (Ester) and Mrs. Hoyt Strickland, both of Calhoun; six brothers, Sam Greeson of Ringgold, Ray Greeson, Jether Greeson, Hughdon Greeson, Vernon Greeson, and Elgin Greeson, all of Dalton; 19 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Blackwood Springs Baptist Church with the Revs. Frank Cobb, Ralph Brown and Leon Ensley officiating. Nephews served as pallbearers. Interment was in Blackwood Cemetery. Greeson, Luke Mitchell (I24991)
108 Luna A. Cornell, 95, of Flippin, passed away Monday, November 1, 2010 at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She was born November 16, 1914 in Flippin, to parents James Walter and Martha Jane (Richey) Johnson. A lifetime resident of the area, she was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. She is survived by a brother, James O. Johnson of Mountain Home, a sister, Edna Daffron of Flippin; and several nieces,nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy, in 1969. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Flippin Cemetery in Flippin with Bro. Glen Hicks officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the cemetery. Memorials may be made to Twin Lakes Nursing Center, PO Box 1169, Flippin, AR 72634, or to Hospice of the Ozarks, 701 Burnett Drive, Mountain Home, AR 72653. [Source: H. A. Burns Funeral Home] Johnson, Luna A. (I23040)
109 Mans Andersson had arrived in New Sweden on the second voyage of the"Kalmar Nyckel" in 1640. In 1644, he was a servant of the company, planting tobacco at Christina, but had earned status of a freeman by1648. He established his plantation, which he called Silleryd or theSalted Herring, in a section known as "Finland", the area between Marcus Hook and Chester (the called Upland) in present Pennsylvania. In December 1656 "Moens andriesen" was named tobacco inspector by the Dutch and a 1660 deed makes mention of the land of "Mannis Andries" at the second hook above the fort (Paerden Hook or Swanwyck). By1661 he owned a plantaion north of the Cristina River on the Brandywine River, as is shown by later litigation involving this land. In 1661 Mans Andersson emigrated to Maryland with his wife and six children and on 25 Apr 1662 there was surveyed for him a 150-acre tract called "Mountsfield" near the mouth of the Elk River, on theSoutheast side. On 6 June 1874, Mountz Anderson, a native of Sweedland, was naturalized by the Maryland government. He was still living when he gave a deposition on 25 June 1677/8 relating to his former Brandywine River property, but no will or probate record for him has been found. In 1707, "Mountzfield" was occupied by Christopher Mountz. Christopher Mountz presumed to be a son or grandson of Mans Andersson. Christopher had a son, born 18 Oct 1708, who was christened as Christopher Mounce Anderson.

Came on the KALMAR NYCKEL, second voyage, to the colony of New Sweden on the Delaware River in 1640. Worked as a servant of a company, planting tobacco at Christina, but earned status as freeman by 1648. Stated his own plantation in "Finland", in present Pennsylvania. Naturalization: 6 Jun 1674, Maryland. Had a wife and 6 children. 
Andersson, Mans (I24604)
110 Marcus A. Baker died suddenly at his home in the Burleson community Thrusday eving Dec, 16. Death came with warning just after he had walked into his home.
burial was in the Post Oak cemetery Friday, Rev. I. O. Dent conducting services. Deceased was 70 years old and had been a resident of Freestone County about 40 years. He is survived by his wife and 6 children: Mrs W. C. Willard, Mrs S.M.
Shumate ,Mrs J. W. Shumate, Mrs B. C. Rogers, J. S. Baker., a brother Joe M. Baker and 2 half brothers. [Source: The Fairfield Recorder 24 Dec 1926] 
Baker, Marcus Andrew (I26422)
111 Margaret Elizabeth Norrell Pennington, age 96, of Crossett, AR passed away May 6, 2015 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Ashley County and attended First Free Will Baptist Church. She was born on December 7, 1918 to Joe and Marlin Bays Norrell. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Jackson Pennington, a sister Dorothy Pennington, and a brother Herbert Norrell. She is survived by a daughter Brenda Burchfield of Crossett, AR, a granddaughter Susan Burchfield of Monroe, LA, a grandson Bill Burchfield and wife Randi Baker Burchfield of Hamburg, AR, a great-granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Burchfield and a great-grandson Luke Jackson Burchfield. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Jones Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett, AR. ( Memorials may be made to Maddox Sasser Fund c/o Rachel Sasser 818 Tyson Drive Pineville, LA 71360. [Source: Ashley County Ledger, Hamburg, AR, May 13, 2015] Norrell, Margaret Elizabeth (I12620)
112 Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, Series I, vol. 7, compiled & published by Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, 1967 Source (S387)
113 Married several times, no children. Yocham, Ralph Austin (I14369)
114 Marshall Marion Coonce, 76, died about 1:30am Thurday at his home on Rt.4, just East of Lebanon, of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be 2pm Saturday at Holman funeral home with Rev. Fate Montgomery officiating.
Burial will be in McFall Cemetery. Marshall Marion Coonce was born December 8, 1873 in Mountain Home, Ark., but came to Laclede County when a young boy, settling near Phillipsburg. He has lived on a tract of land, part of the well known Saunders farm, for the last 12 years, specializing in raising plants and gardening. He leaves his wife, Ella of the home; two daughters, Clara (Louie) Bass of Phillipsburg and Mrs. Alton Collum of Mariette, GA.; two sons, Owen Coonce of Phillipsburg and Clyde Coonce of Popluar Bluff; two brothers, Sterling Coonce of California and Alfred Coonce of Broken Arrow, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Mary McCullar of Broken Arrow, Okla. 
Coonce, Marshall Marion (I27411)
115 Martha Elizabeth Castleberry m. Daniel Lewis and had at least 2 children Minerva and Mary Jane Lewis. There is a 3rd child that was born in 1855 about two years before Martha married Daniel and I believe it was a child of Daniel's by a previous marriage. Martha appears on the 1860 census in Coosa Co., AL with Daniel and the two girls Minerva and Mary Jane Lewis. Daniel died from disease while serving in the Confederate Army in Fair Ground hospital # 1, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 3, 1862. Martha filed documents to get the pay due Daniel in 1862 and is not seen again on census reports. There is a Martha Lewis living in GA on the 1870 census but she is with a different Castleberry family. The estate of Abel Lewis, Martha's father in law is revealing since Martha is not the guardian of her children and two different guardians are appointed one for each girl and the third child does not receive form the estate in the final disbursement. I believe Martha and Minerva died and the two living children of Daniel Loveda and Mary Jane were left to receive in the estate. Martha I am sure is in the same cemetery with her parents since her husband was buried in Atlanta. Castleberry, Martha Elizabeth (I2930)
116 Martin Parker was born in Georgia to Carter Parker and Charity Dial. The family removed from Georgia and ended up in Coosa County, Al. Martin Parker was a baptist minister and records show him performing marriage ceremonies. When the WBTS erupted Martin served at the Camp of Instruction Talladega, AL for the duration of the war. Martin married three times. The two notable marriages were 1. Mary Ann Castleberry and 3. Charlotte Hensley. Widowed twice and the second marriage did not produce children. Martin is shown on the 1870 census for Talladega County Alabama and the earlier census reports in Coos Co,AL. He left Alabama sometime after 1870 and traveled with his family to Mississippi notably Pine Valley, Ms. Rev. Martin Parker pastored the Tabernacle Baptist church in Pine Valley until his death. The events causing his death were Rev. Martin Parker had travelled to Water Valley on a cold winter day and on the way back was drenched on a cold sleeting and snowing day. He took sick from the incident and died. He was buried on a cold rainy day and the man who dug his grave lowered his son into the grave to bail out water to prevent his casket from being lowered into a watery grave. Parker, James Martin (I10668)
117 Mary Ellen Pettit was born in the IL Dist., CN, IT, the daughter of George Washington Pettit and Mary Hickey.

She married on 31 Oct 1886 Alexander Ballard Jr. (buried at Greenleaf). **See his gravesite for their children.

She is listed on the 1880 CN Census: IL, 1411; 1890 CN Census: IL, 787 as Mary Balard; Dawes Roll: card# 6344, roll# 15132 as Mary Ballard; Miller Roll: Braggs, OK, ap# 4724, roll# 4127 as Mary Ballard; Blood: 1/16 Cherokee. [Source: Cherokee Lineages by James R. Hicks] 
Pettit, Mary Ellen (I26466)
118 Mary Elvira Ferguson was born on 12 October 1897 in Lindale, Texas, to William Forrest Ferguson and his wife Lillie May McGahey. Elvira married Victor Roe Ford on 22 December 1918 in Smith County, Texas. They raised five children in Lindale where Elvira was a member of the Lindale First Methodist Church and taught a number of years their Susan Westley Sunday School Class. Elvira Ferguson Ford died 25 October 1997, two weeks after her 100th birthday. She was buried with her husband at Bethesda Cemetery in Smith County, Texas. Ferguson, Mary Elvira (I22305)
119 Mary Virginia Pinner called "Mollie" which is the name on her grave stone along with J M Hoover which stands for James Marion Hoover. "Mollie" was James Marion's second wife.

Children of this marriage:

Claudie Zuelelia Hoover 1874 - 1876
Ulysses Grant Hoover 1876 - 1943
Clara Cornelia Hoover 1879 - 1941
Guy Frank Hoover 1881 - 1917
Bertha Ann Hoover 1884 - 1885
Estelle "Stella" G Hoover 1885 - 1917
ANDREW Jackson Hoover 1888 - 1974 
Pinner, Mary Virginia (I27517)
120 Maud worked at Memphis Tailors, Dean & Co., Grocery, Boysen's Grocery, Pugh & Co., T. R. Pugh & Co., and last for Cochran & Co., [Source: Beyond Bartholomew: The Portland Area History. (Conway, Ark.: River Road Press, 1996), 368.] Schaubert, Maud (I8715)
121 Merryman is believed to be Ann's maiden name, although conclusive proof remains elusive. William and Ann Johns were neighbors of John Merryman of Goochland Co. and Cumberland Co. Virginia. The relationship between Ann and John Merryman is unknown at this time. If anyone has information on the Merryman-Johns connection please contact Tammy Jones ( or me (Bob Newsome) at

Four of Ann and William Johns' children had descendants who used the name Merryman. I suspect that other descendants of Ann and William Johns also used the name Merryman, but this is what has been found so far:

1. James Johns (ca 1742-1817), son of Ann and William Johns and husband of Mary Gannaway, had a grandson named Merryman Akers (b. ca. 1812 in Russell Co., KY).

2. Jesse Johns (ca. 1744-1800), son of Ann and William Johns and husband of Sarah Sanders, had a grandson named Jesse Merryman Martin (1798-1832) and a great-grandson named John Merryman Swinney (b. 1837 Campbell Co., VA).

3. Thomas Johns (ca. 1752-1794), son of Ann and William Johns and husband of Garterhood Glover, had a daughter named Mary Merriman Johns (ca. 1789-1844).

4. Elizabeth Johns (1757-1837), daughter of Ann and William Johns and wife of Thomas Jones of Campbell Co. VA, had a son named John Merryman Jones (ca. 1785-ca. 1825).

From Goochland Co.:

15 JAN 1744- James Knott to JOHN MERRIMAN for 12 pounds, 200 acres in Goochland Co. on the south side of the James River on the head of Muddy Creek and being the plantation wheron Huriah Prewett now dwells. This being the land conveyed to James Knott by John Maddox. Mary, wife of James Knott relinquished her right of dower. Witnesses: WILLIAM JOHNS and Jacob Winfree.

4 MAY 1745- Stephen Sanders of Albemarle Co. to WILLIAM JOHNS of Goochland Co. for 25 pounds, 200 acres in Goochland Co. on the south side of the James River and on Muddy Creek and adjoining Jacob Winfree and JOHN MERRYMAN. This being the plantation that formerly belonged to Stephen Sanders. Priscilla, wife of Stephen Sanders relinquished her right of dower. Witnesses: James Sanders, Arthelus Jarratt and Rosemon Swillvent.

From Cumberland Co.:

20 JUL 1751- WILLIAM JOHNS of Southam Parish to Richard Murry of Caroline Co., VA for 160 pounds, 400 acres in Southam Parish in Cumberland Co. and adjoining the lands of JOHN MERRYMAN, Samuel Nuchols and Thomas Robertson. Witnesses: Thomas Merryman, Royal Richard and Henry Terry. ANN, the wife of the said WILLIAM JOHNS, personally appeared in court and relinquished her right of dower. Deed Book 1, pg. 381. 
Merryman, Ann (I26835)
122 Microfilm No. C.091.60001 from North Carolina State Archives Source (S378)
123 Miss Rettie E. Noe, 67, of 530 South Newton, died at 5:20 a.m. today in Springfield Baptist Hospital after a lingering illness. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, near Highlandville. Surviving are three brothers, Frank, 2228 North Nettleton, Fred, Highlandville, and Earl, Route 8; and five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hawkins, 1940 West Phelps, Mrs. Letha Sanders, 1702 Drury, Mrs. Tressie Brown, Nixa, Mrs. Irene Rhea, Spokane, and Mrs. Lorene Stockstill, Route 2, Crane. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Howard Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Manley Cemetery under direction of Greenlawn. (Springfield Leader-Press - 2 December 1966) Noe, Rettie Evelyn (I9280)
124 Moved to Springfield, Greene Co., MO, and was a partner in the McGregor-Noe Hardware Store. [Source: Earl Berry, History of Marion County (Little Rock: Marion County Historical Association, 1977, 225.)

His death certificate states he was a hardware merchant. Family information is that his store was in Springfield. His parents were John and Polly [Meyers] Noe, both of KY. Cause of death was pneumonia. Paxson Undertakers. Arch McGregor, the informant, lived at St. Louis Street in Springfield. David M. Noe is listed in the Civil War soldiers and Sailors Database as a Civil War Veteran who fought and was captured at Port Hudson, Louisiana. He was the second great grand uncle of Cassie Fedrick. 
Noe, David M. (I2021)
125 Moved to Texas.

His second wife, Emma Cockrell, was Oleydell Cockrell's first cousin. 
Pierce, William Andrew (I49)
126 Mr. Carroll Slocum, of Pine Prarie, and Miss Bessie Spencer, Hamburg, were united in marriage in the presence of quite a few friends and neighbors at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Z. Spencer, yesterday afternoon, (May 5, 1909) by Rev. A. J. Fawcett. [Source: Ashley County Eagle, May 6, 1909, as transcribed by Alice Kennedy Lee, in her book, Excerpts from the Ashley County Eagle, Arkansas, 1889-1914, 2000, p. 170].

Evidently, Carroll Slocum and Bessie Spencer were divorced or their marriage annulled because another marriage for Slocum was listed in the Ashley County Eagle, October 12, 1911.....Mr. Carroll Slocum and Miss Bettie Meharg were married last Sunday at Beech Creek. [[Source: Ashley County Eagle, October 12, 1911, as transcribed by Alice Kennedy Lee, in her book, Excerpts from the Ashley County Eagle, Arkansas, 1889-1914, 2000, p. 218].

Then listed later is this marriage:
Frank Bierbaum and Bessie Spencer were married Sunday, Rev. R. M. Holland officiating. [Source: Ashley County Eagle, September 5, 1912, as transcribed by Alice Kennedy Lee, in her book, Excerpts from the Ashley County Eagle, Arkansas, 1889-1914, 2000, p. 237]. 
Spencer, Bessie Pearl (I12523)
127 Mr. Noe was engaged in the mercantile business for a few years with his father at Hubbard Springs, subsequently moved to a farm where he engaged in farming and stock raising. Noe, N. Bascom (I7936)
128 Mr. W. Z. "Dub" Spencer, 82, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at his residence in Hamburg. A native of Winchester and a resident of Hamburg for most of his life, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1995, and he also retired from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a game and fish enforcement officer in 1983 after 22 years of service. He was an U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hamburg. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Spencer; a great-grandson, Zachary Charles Spencer; his parents, Roger Spencer & Bertha Bierbaum Horak; two brothers, Charles and Joy Spencer; a sister, Kate Venters; a half-sister, Gladys Horak and a step-granddaughter, Ashley Vogt. He is survived by his wife, Rosie Rice Spencer of Hamburg; a son, Zack Spencer and wife Sarah of Farmerville, LA; three grandsons, Scott Spencer of Fort Smith, Michael Spencer of Stonewall, LA and Sean Spencer of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Carrie & Shelly Spencer; three stepdaughters, Pat Glosup and husband David of McGehee, Pam Tarver and husband Joe of Winnsboro, LA, and Kathy Earney and husband Frank of Conway; a stepson, Terry Knight and wife Lisa of Alexander City, AL; nine step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the chapel of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg with Revs. Klois Hargis & Charles Pullin officiating. Pallbearers were Scott, Michael & Sean Spencer, James Michael Vogt, Teddy Hickman & Scott Reed. Honorary pallbearers were Todd Callaway, Pat Fitts, Nick Childers & Joe Hairston. Interment followed services at the Hamburg Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital, PO Box 2222, Little Rock, AR 72203. [Source: Ashley County Ledger, Hamburg, Arkansas, May 2, 2001] Spencer, William Zach Sr. (I12565)
129 Mr. William Lee "Stump" Barker, age 79 of Rome passed away Tuesday November 27, 2012 in a Marietta Health Care. Mr. Barker was born February 7, 1933 in Bartow County a son of the late Alonzo Barker, and Addie Estelle Fowler Barker. He was of the Baptist Faith, and retired from Lockheed-Martin after 40 years of service as a Machine Operator. Mr. Barker was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the United States Army as a Master Sargeant. He was preceded in death by brothers, Lonnie Barker, and Gene Barker, sisters, Juanita Barker, and Helen Barker. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hyde Barker to whom he was married April 15, 1960, daughter Jan Hall, and her husband, Brian, Cartersville; son, Jason Barker, Rome; sisters, Frances Worthington, Rome; Evelyn Montgomery and her husband, William, Cave Spring; grandchildren, Nic Barker, Samantha Barker, Benjamin Silver, step grandchildren, Shane and Kelli Dover. Julie and Jesse Burkhalter, Emily Hall, Molly Hall, Meredith Hall, Ben Hall, step great grandchildren, Hunter, Maddox, Scout. Several nieces and nephews. Graveside and interment services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday November 29, 2012 at Floyd Memory Gardens, with Rev. Bobby Stephens officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Parnick Jennings, Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165. Shanklin-Attaway Post Five Honor Guard of the American Legion will conduct military graveside rites. Parnick Jennings, Sr.'s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. Barker, William Lee (I18297)
130 Mr. William Mitchell Greeson, age 67 a lifelong resident of Gordon County, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Greeson was born in Calhoun on March 1, 1946 to the late Luke Mitchell Greeson and the late Aline Jones Greeson. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, R.M. Greeson; two brother-in-laws, Jerry Dinning and Billy Bragg. Mr. Greeson loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a retired bridge foreman with Norfolk Southern Railroad, and was an active member of Sugar Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Karen Greeson, to whom he was married for 28 years; four daughters, Brandi and Brian Worley of Calhoun, Keisha and Kenny Carney of Calhoun, Becky Quinn of Sugar Valley, and Tina McFadden of South Carolina; ten grandchildren, Cheyenne Quinn, Braxton Richards, Branson Jones, Cameron Quinn, Isley McFadden, Luke Worley, Jasmin McFadden, Ava King, Braylon Worley, and Kamden King; two sisters, Ovaline Dinning of Carrolton and Joanne Ellis of Dalton; a sister-in-law, Barbara Stone Greeson of Calhoun. Funeral services for Mr. William Mitchell Greeson will be held Saturday, April 20th at 2:00pm from the Sugar Valley Baptist Church, with Rev. Dwaine Shaddix and Rev. Mitch Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in the Sugar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will include Kevin Holsomback, Larry Bone, James Langley, Mitchell Myers, Billy Hamilton, and Matt Brannon. Honorary pallbearers are all of his close friends, the Sugar Valley Gang, and employees of Norfolk Southern Railroad. The Greeson family will receive friends at Sugar Valley Baptist Church on Friday from 5:00pm until 9:00pm and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the funeral hour on Saturday. Greeson, William Mitchell (I24994)
131 Mrs M. A. Baker Passed on. Grandma Baker was one of the pioneer women. She was a great Christian character that did much in the early days of our community to help lay the foundation of our Christian institutions. she will be mourned by the entire community; and her passing removes one of our early landmarks. Funeral services were held at the Post Oak Baptist Church. Services were conducted by Rev Tucker and Elder R. L Ruburn Burial was in the Post Oak cemetery. People from many sections attended the funeral Burleson Funertal Home had charge of the funeral. Our deepest sympathy goes to the bereaved family.

[Source: Fairfield Recorder, Kervin News, 15 Jan 1942] 
Nichols, Mary Catherine (I26421)
132 Mrs. Aline Jones Greeson, 95, of Calhoun died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003 in a Dalton nursing home. She was born on Oct. 24, 1908 in Floyd County, daughter of the late William Delay Jones and Nannie Kilgore Jones. She was a member of Blackwood Springs Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Mitchell Greeson; three sisters, Totsie Cambron, Sibyle Morris adn Florence Beall; four brothers, Paul, James, Charlie, and Clifford Jones; and a son-in-law, Bill Bragg. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Ovaline and Jerry Dinning of Carrollton and Joann Bragg of Dalton; two sons and daughters-in-law, R.M. and Barbara Greeson of Calhoun and Mitchell and Karen Greeson of Sugar Valley; and 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral was Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11:00 a.m. from Blackwood Springs Baptist Church, with the Revs. Leroy Whitfield, Danny Waters, and David Bragg officiating. Interment followed in Blackwood Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers included Tony Dinning, Danny Dinning, Randy Greeson, Todd Greeson, Lane Greeson, David Bragg and Kirk Bragg. Jones, Aline (I24990)
133 Mrs. Amanda E. McFall, 75, died at 4pm Sunday at her home in Phillipsburg, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at the Phillipsburg Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Henry Long. Burial will be in the McFall cemetery, east of Phillipsburg, under direction of Holman Funeral Home. Mrs.McFall leaves her husband, William I. McFall of the home; four daughters, Gertie Stribling of Corpus Christi, TX., Opal Hines of Huntsville, AR, Edna Burns and Jessie Larimore, both of Phillipsburg; one sister, Della Tucker of Lincoln, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-granchildren. One daughter, Ethel Lindermuehle, proceded her in death. Matthews, Amanda (I26959)
134 Mrs. Bessie T. Watson, 78, of Crossett (Crossroads Community) died on Thursday, February 18, 1982. Mrs. Watson was the widow of W. P. Watson, a native of Mississippi and was a member of the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons, James and William C. Watson, both of Crossett; David Watson of Benton and Thomas Watson of Olathe, Kansas; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bays of El Dorado, Mrs. Alice Jean Swilley of Ashdown and Mrs. Cynthia Hollis of Fountain Hill; a sister, Mrs. J. P. Woods of Byhalia, Mississippi; and seventeen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 20, 1982, at 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Thad Douglas and the Rev. Bill Threet officiating. Mrs. Watson's grandsons and son-in-laws served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Pugh Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Hamburg. Turner, Bessie Frances (I2881)
135 Mrs. Caron Bryant Kennedy, 95, of Redmond Road, Rome, Ga., and formerly of Highland Drive, Cartersville, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Golden Living in Rome. Mrs. Kennedy was born Nov. 4, 1914, in Fulton County, daughter of the late Thomas Bryant and Maude King Bryant. She was retired from EZ Mills, was a member of the EZ Retirees Club and was a member of Oakland Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Michael Kennedy; a grandson, Chris Goss; and by sisters and brothers, Eslie Beck, Estelle Chastain, Inez Reece, Mattie Pierce, James Bryant and Bluford "Bud" Bryant. Survivors include her children, Lamar and Robin Kennedy of Cartersville, Gary and Sherry Kennedy of Carrollton, Linda and Daniel Garland of Pine Log, Janice and Dan Moore of Rome and Sandra and Ron Eller of Kennesaw; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Tommie Nix of Cartersville; a number of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. from the Oakland Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Nix and Rev. Sammy Burgess officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy will lie in state from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at the church on Saturday. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at Owen Funeral Home. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Bryant, Caron (I25033)
136 Mrs. Edith Sansing of Cooper passed away at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Decemer 13, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paris. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 15, at McClanahan & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with REv. Norman Lockett of Dallas officiating. Intermen was made in Oaklawn Cemetery. Mrs. Sansing, age 86, was born September 23, 1898, in Batesville, Arkansas, a daughter of Tom and Elvira Griffin Richardson. She married T. M. (Johnson) Sansing on December 9, 1930, in Lubbock. She was a lifelong resident of Delta County and Cooper, a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, T. M. Sansing of Cooper, two daughters, Mrs. Helen Fisher of Dallas and Maggie Harris of Yantis; three sons, Coy Sansing of Austin, Thad Sansing of Coleman and Eugene Sansing of Belton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers. Grandsons serving as pall bearers were Chris Fisher, Tommy Fisher, Mike Starkey, Perry Sansing, Mark Sansing, Randy Sansing, Jeff Jones and Tommy Gooch. [Source: Cooper Review, 1984] Richardson, Ella Edith (I15746)
137 Mrs. Helen Virginia Paige, age 70, 408 Strawberry Lane, Lindale, passed away Monday morning, May 23, 2011, in a Cedartown nursing facility.
She was born in Floyd County, November 24, 1940, daughter of the late Robert Morris and the late Sybil Mae Jones Morris. She was a member of the Hollywood Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class. She loved gospel music and was often found by a radio listening to and singing along with the hymns. She was a homemaker but for many years was a bookkeeper for the original Whitehead Florist. She was married to Billy Ray Paige, and he preceded her in death on June 29, 1996. Survivors include two sons, Tim Paige, and his wife, Deborah, Lindale, and Terry Paige, and his wife, Jackie, Lindale; 3 brothers, Buddy Morris, and his wife JoAnn; Rome, GA, Wendell Morris; Cedar Bluff, AL, and Michael Morris, and his wife, Janet; Calhoun, GA; 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. David Harper will officiate. Interment will follow in Rome Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 pm until time for the services. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers and are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements. 
Morris, Helen Virginia (I25008)
138 Mrs. Mary McKoin Dillon, 67, of Jones, La., formerly of Wilmot, died in a Monroe hospital Friday, May 20, [1977]. Mrs. Dillon was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church near Jones. She is survived by her husband, W. Hawkins Dillon; two sons, Tom Dillon, Oak Ridge, LA, Jimmy Dillon, Baton Rouge, LA; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Whitten, Monroe, LA; three brothers, Leslie McKoin, Bonita, LA, Cecil McKoin, Lafayette, LA, Marvin McKoin, Jones LA; four sisters, Mrs. Irene Barnes, Baton Rouge, Mrs. Helen Kovoc, Mer Rouge, La., Mrs. Lillian Cates, Hammond, LA, Mrs. Ernestine Crook, Mer Rouge; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday [22 May 1977] in the New Hope Baptist Church by the Reverends Raymond Warren and Richard Henderson. Pallbearers were Johnnie Kovac, Danny Crook, Kelser McKoin, Lee McKoin, Robert Preston McKoin and Donald Closup. Burial was in the Wilmot Cemetery with Jones Funeral Home in charge. [Source: Ashley County Ledger, May 26, 1977] McKoin, Mary Elizabeth (I6067)
139 Mrs. Nancy Smith. Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Smith Pauline Smith, 52, of 105 Ridgegrove Dr., West Monroe, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Hixson Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Monroe, with the Rev. H. J. Hutchins officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home. Mrs. Smith died Sunday evening at Glenwood Hospital following a brief illness. Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Smith, and a son, Lawrence A. Smith, both of West Monroe; four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Thompson, Mrs. Linda Roark, both of West Monroe, Mrs. Foster Poole, of Monroe, and Mrs. David Pope of Hayward, Claif.; one sister, Mrs. Charles Lainhart of White Salmon, Wash.; and six grandchildren. Williams, Nancy Pauline (I286)
140 Mrs. Ona McSpadden, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday, April 10, 1906 at the home of her daughters, Mrs. N. J. Hawkins, in the village of Phillipsburg. Age 79 years. The cause being old age and heart failure. The deceased was born in the State of Tennessee, March 21, 1827 and moved to Missouri with her husband R. B. McSpadden, soon after their marriage nearly 50 years ago. Two children are left to mourn the loss, Mrs. N. J. Hawkins and Mrs. Solomon Hopkins (Minerva) of Brush Creek. Funeral services were held at Lonesome Hill Cemetery near Phillipsburg at 10 a.m. Thursday where the remains were laid to rest. Humbard, Ona (I26771)
141 Mrs. Opal Elizabeth Upshaw Noble, 93, of Hamburg, who was born October 13, 1910, in Ashley County to E. D. and Fannie Bryan Smith Upshaw, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at the home of her daughter, Imie, in Hamburg. She was a homemaker, an officer of the Colonial Francis Vivian Brookings Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Desoto Chapter Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, and a member of the Hamburg First Baptist Church where she had been a choir member, Sunday School teacher and Woman's Missionary Union officer. She was the last member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class. She was a past member of the Ashley County Fair Board and was chosen Woman of the Year in 1972 by the Hamburg Extension Homemakers Club. She had served as the president of the Ashley County Baptist Women's Association. Survivors include three children, Rev. Harry Y. Noble, Jr. and wife Jean of Burleson, TX, Mary Imogene (Imie) Noble Carpenter of Hamburg and Gayle Linwood Noble and wife Marylee of Little Rock; grandchildren Robin Elizabeth Noble Harris and husband Herb, Harry Y. Noble III and wife Nita, Zoe Ann Dozier and husband Gary, Robert Allen Carpenter, Jr. and wife Julie Anne, Jeffery Gayle Noble and wife Carolyn, and Amy Leigh Noble Darcy and husband James. Her great-grandchildren are Joshua David Noble, Chad Dozier, Samuel Noble, Adelyn Noble, and Lauren Elizabeth and Mary Ashley Carpenter. Nieces and nephews are Fannie Lou Posey, Jack Upshaw, Evelyn McCormick, Ouida Moore, Sybil and Maxie Dell Bolin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. H. Noble, who she were married on September 15, 1929, and her son-in-law; Robert Allen Carpenter, Sr. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday June 13, in the First Baptist Church in Hamburg with Dr. Bobby Pennington, Rev. Klois Hargis and Rev. Jeffery Gayle Noble officiating. Burial followed at the Noble Cemetery on Springhill Road with arrangements by Jones Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Pallbearers were Harry Y. Noble, III, Robert Allen Carpenter, Jr., Jeffery Gayle Noble, Willard Noble, J. H. Lockwood, J. Lee Posey, Coy Upshaw, Scott McCormick, Jackson Henry Carpenter, Tyman Allison, James Darcy, Herb Harris and Clarence Kelley. Memorials may be made to the Noble Cemetery, c/o Imie Carpenter, 403 East Parker, Hamburg, AR 71646; to the Noble Prayer Garden at First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646; Eden Baptist Church, 3748 Highway 133 North, Hamburg; or to the Eden Cemetery, c/o Jerry G. Stanley, 747 Highway 8 West, Hamburg, AR 71646. [Source: Ashley County Ledger, June 16, 2004] Upshaw, Opal Elizabeth (I21944)
142 Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Maples, 80, died at the home of her son, Austin Maples, in Highlandville Sunday night, following a long illness. She had been a resident of the Highlandville community all her life. Other survivors include her sons, Robert of Ozark, Route 1, and Lowell of Highlandville; a brother, Tom Ellingsworth, Highlandville; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Deboys, Highlandville; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Highlandville Baptist church with the Revs. Roscoe Harding and Howard Blevins officiating. She as a member of the Baptist church. Burial was in the Highlandville cemetery under direction of Maples-Harris of Nixa. [Source: Christian County Republican, May 12, 1949] Ellingsworth, Sarah Elizabeth (I14516)
143 N 1/2 Lot 14, 3rd, Section I Lee, Cecil (I33496)
144 NA, #T1334, 391C.  Rogers, George (I14824)
145 Name: Cintiah A. Odle
Sex: F
Birth: 1808 in White Co., Tennessee
Death: 13 aug 1869 in Laclede Co., Missouri
Burial: Whitson Cemetery, near Oakland, Laclede Co., Missouri
1850 -Laclede Co., Missouri Dist 45 Line 32 ! 119
Whitson, Isaac 42 M Farmer $1000 TN
, Cynthia 42 F TN
, Jeremiah 16 M Laborer IL
, Susan 14 F IL
, Mary 12 F MO
, Sarah 9 F MO
, Martha 7 F MO
1860 Laclede Co., MO. Osage Twp. P O Oak Sand Line 4 # 415 -1
Whitson, Isaac 55 M Farmer $5300 $4000 TN
, Cynthia 55 F House Work TN
, Nancy 236 F House Work TN
Tombstone says she died age 53 which would make her born in 1816
Whitson Cemetery, Laclede County, Missouri

Father: Enoch Odle b: 19 MAR 1779 in Greene Co., NC (today Greene Co., TN)
Mother: Catherine Pryor b: ABT 1780

Marriage 1 Isaac Whitson b: 1805 in Tennessee
Married: ABT 1829 in Probably Laclede Co., Missouri
Rachel J. Whitson b: ABT 1830 in Laclede Co., MO.
Jeremiah 'Jerry' Whitson b: 8 JAN 1832 in Illinois
Susan Whitson b: 17 OCT 1833 in Macoupin Co., Illinois
Mary Nancy Whitson b: 5 JAN 1837 in Pulaski Co., MO.
Nancy Whitson b: ABT 1838 in Laclede Co., MO.
Sarah Whitson b: 12 NOV 1839 in Laclede Co., MO.
Martha Jane Whitson b: 1844 in Laclede Co., MO.
John Whitson b: 1845
Cynthia Ann Whitson b: 1847
Nance Whitson b: 1849
Rena Whitson b: 1851

Cintia Whitson Died aug13, 1869
[Wife of Isaac Whitson, Aged 53 Years] (Most often recorded at
"Cynthia", Maiden name O'DELL, Born Circa 1808 in White Co., TN)
* Isaac Whitson (stone broken) Died May 27, 1877 [Aged about 70 years]
(Born Circa 1805 in TN)

Cynthia O'Dell was the daughter of Enoch Odle and Catherine Pryor. She married Isaac Whitson. 
O'Dell, Cynthia A. (I26491)
146 Name: Margaret L. Westmoreland
Death Date: 21 Mar 1943
Death Place: Olympia, Thurston, Washington
Age at Death: 76 years 2 months 11 days
Estimated Birth Year: 1867
Father's Name: James Crauswell
Mother's Name: Mary Ann Foster
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 63
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960 
Crauswell, Margaret Lyuna (I16883)
147 Nancy "Anne" Winstead was born about 1757 in Edgecombe County, NC one of 6 known surviving children (4 boys/6 girls) born to farmers Joseph Winstead (ca. 1725-abt 1788) and his wife, Ann, who had removed from Northumberland Co, VA in the early 1750's settling in the area of present-day Nash County. She was the paternal grandchild of Samuel Winstead II (ca. 1701-1773); and was a direct descendant of this family's patriarch, Daniel Winstead (ca. 1647-1671) of Chichester, England, who settled in Virginia Colonies in Lancaster County. Anne was about 22 years old when she married John C. Cockrell, Sr., originally from Virginia, who had settled in Nash County, NC. The couple would become parents to 7 known children:

* Joseph Jacob Cockrell (ca. 1780-1819)
* Elizabeth "Betsy" Cockrell (1783-1846)
* John C. Cockrell, Jr. (1790-1866)
* Archibald "Baldy" Cockrell (ca. 1796-aft 1850)
* Vincent Cockrell (ca. 1795-aft 1850)
* Nancy Cockrell (bef 1800)
* Samuel Cockrell (bef 1809)

Anne was widowed in 1809 when her husband of 30 years died at about age 59. She remained in Nash County until she removed with her son, John C. Cockrell, Jr., to Greene County, AL in about 1822. Ann was about 65 when she made the rugged journey by wagon from North Carolina to Alabama, traveling with a group of several families emigrating from Nash County. Known surviving children (4 boys/6 girls) born to farmers Joseph Winstead (ca. 1725-abt 1788) and his wife, Ann, who had removed from Northumberland Co, VA in the early 1750's settling in the area of present-day Nash County. She was the paternal grandchild of Samuel Winstead II (ca. 1701-1773); and was a direct descendant of this family's patriarch, Daniel Winstead (ca. 1647-1671) of Chichester, England, who settled in Virginia Colonies in Lancaster County. Anne died in Greene County, AL in 1837 when she was about 80 years old.

Wife Anne named in Johns will which was dated 20 March 1809. Named in her father's Will dated 1794, Nash County, North Carolina and named "Cockrell". 1815 Nov 19, Nash Co., NC. Rights in the estate of Samuel Winstead 1815 Nov 19, Nash Co., NC. Sale, named as widow of John Cockrell. Birth date of Nancy Anne Winstead calculated from age at death. 1825 Oct 11, Nash Co., NC. Nancy & Vincent Cockrell jointly sold Green Eastman 297 acres on the Waters of the Blumby. Nash County, NC. Deeds, Nov. Term, pg 562. (Deed given to me by Onnie Cockrell-Mar. 1996) 1825 Oct 11, Nash Co., NC. Nancy & John Cockrell jointly sold Hilliard Horn 343 acres of land laying on the North side of the Blumby. Nash County, NC. Deeds, Nov. Term, pg 563(?). Together these two sales equal the amount of acreage, 640 acres, contained in a 1780 grant to John Cockrells of land laying on Bloomery Swamp adjoining John Eastman. (Deed given to me by Onnie Cockrell, Mar. 1996) This proves that Nancy Ann Winstead Cockrell (mother) was still alive in 1825. 
Winstead, Nancy Ann (I383)
148 Nancy was the first wife of John Hoover and was the mother of his sons, Matthias Wesley Hoover, and Samuel Hoover. She apparently died sometime between Samuel's birth in 1803 and sometime before 1819, as John's third son, Charles L. Hoover, was born in Bedford County, Tennessee, in 1820, his mother's name being a mystery since the early Bedford County Marriage Records were destroyed and there was no record in the family. Since nearly all of the tombstones in this early-day cemetery are roughly-hewn field stones, with no inscriptions, we can only guess that Nancy is buried here but it's definitely safe to say that if she isn't, she was undoubtedly buried in a section of "Hoover's Gap".

John & Nancy's marriage record. Entry or license number 609. Record number 544 shows that Mary Sutton & Charles Lewen were married JUL-28-1798, also in Greene County, by Daniel Kennedy who also performed the marriage of Samuel Sutton & Sarah Hice on FEB-11-1800 (Marriage Record Number 651). John & Nancy named their first son, Matthias, after John's father. Their second son was named Samuel. I strongly suspect that the Samuel Sutton who married Sarah Hice was a brother of Nancy Sutton, and that Mary was their sister. shows that Samuel Sutton named one of his sons "Jacob Hoover Sutton". 
Sutton, Nancy (I27586)
149 NARA microfilm T627 roll 4 Sansing, Sallye (I3069)
150 NARA microfilm T9 roll 51 Hough, Ann G. (I2170)

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