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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



OF 



AMERICA 



3636 Taliluna Ave. 

Apt. 235 

Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 



Second Edition 
© Virginia Carlisle d'Armand 1986 




Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand December 11, 1892 — September 27, 1972 




b'&rmatti) be Cfjateautmux 



Reproduced from ;i red wax seal [omul on the envelope of a letter addressed to 
D'Hozier de Serigny, Judge ol Arms o£ France, by d'Arraand de Chateauvieux, Chaumont- 
en-Bassigny, March 21, 1758, about the marriage contract of Andre, son of Claude 
d'Armand <l<- Chateauvieux (KG V) ; now in the archives of La Bibliotheque Nationale, 
Manuscrits, Nouveau D'Hozier 12, Paris. 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

of 

AMERICA 



d'Armand 



D'Armond 



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DeArman 



DeArment 



DeArmon 



DeArmond 



Dearmont 



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and 
RELATED FAMILIES 



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Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand 



Deyarmon 

DeYarmon 
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FAMILY RECORD SOCIETY 



204 Mercantile Building 
1954 



Knoxville, Tennessee 



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Limited Edition 



TO MY KINSMAN 

JAMES KEYSER DeARMOND 

In grateful appreciation of his help and inspiration 



Biography is the only tiue history. 

CARLYLE 



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FOREWORD 



Any student who makes an exhaustive study of a subject, whether physical, spiritual 
or historical, and fails to share with his fellow man the conclusions arrived at as a result 
of the special knowledge thus acquired, has wasted his time and effort. Here then, in 
this volume, are the facts I have found after 25 years research into the history of my 
family, and my interpretations of those facts. The facts will support themselves; for 
my interpretations, I ask the reader's charity. 

Some may want to know my reasons for using the spelling 'DeArmond' in the title 
of this work. I have employed it, not because it is any more correct than other spellings 
in use, but because it is by far the most prevalent spelling. One variation is as correct 
as another since they are all corruptions of a distinguished name. It is not important 
how we spell our name, but it is of concern to all of us how we carry it. 

Some families and many individuals are sketchily treated herein, not from choice or 
indifference but for the reason that sufficient knowledge of them to properly present 
their history was not available to me. Although there are many pages of this account, 
there is more history of the family omitted than included. This history is not complete 
—no history ever is. 

I have derived many years enjoyment from this work. I hope those who use it will 
also receive pleasure from it, and add to the record I have started. 



Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand 



March 22, 1954 
Beech Hill 
Knoxville, Tennessee 



IX 



CONTENTS 



Page Number 



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Abbreviations xv 

Introduction 1 

Part I France 5 

Part II British Isles 13 

Part III America 21 

Geographical Index of Unidentified Names and Families 407 

Related Families 423 

Appendix 591 

General Index 633 

Appendix to Second Edition 700 

Index to Second Edition 729 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Coat of Arms, d'Armand de Chateauvieux frontispiece 

From Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 

page 

Land Grant to James Darn 25 

Original in Pennsylvania Land Grant Office Bureau, Harrisburg 

Survey sketch of land grant to James Darn 26 

From Pennsylvania Land Office Bureau, Harrisburg 
Will of James dArmond 27 

Original in archives, Register of Wills, Lancaster County, Penna. 
Survey of land grant to Thomas Dermond 29 

Original in North Carolina Archives, Raleigh 
DeArmond Bald and DeArmond Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park ... 49 

James Gideon D'Armond, with the children of his first marriage, Thomas S. Franklin 

and Susan Julia Matilda; and his second wife, Susan Ann DeArmond 63 

From original photographs owned by Mrs. Clarence Percy, Jr., Clinton, La. 
Thomas S. Franklin DArmond 87 

Original photographs owned by Mrs. Clarence Percy, Jr., Clinton, La. 
Marriage Bond of William Dearmond and Polly Wandless 127 

Original in Knox County, Tennessee, Marriage Records 
David Flenniken DeArmond and his wife, Sarah Hines 135 

Original photographs owned by Mrs. Will H. Roberts, Knoxville, Tennessee 



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ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS 

AG American Generation. Example: AG III: third American generation 

KG Known Generation 

RG Refugee Generation 

a!810 after 1810 

bl810 before 1810 

cl810 circa 1810 

b. born 

c. cemetery 

d. died 
g. grave 
h. history 
m. married 

q.v. which see; more fully covered elsewhere in this volume 

r. residence 



xv 



INTRODUCTION 

The d'Armand family, whose history appears in these pages under many spellings, 
arose in Dauphine during the Dark Ages and the era of feudalism. Their remote an- 
cestry, as far as we know, was the same as that of the early inhabitants of Southern 
France. They did not make their appearance in history until about 1400 but undoubtedly 
the family had been established there for generations before. The earliest records are 
scanty, and indicate at first an insecure nobility which was soon lost but ultimately re- 
gained, and afterwards enjoyed without interruption until the days of the French 
Revolution when all legal claims to nobility were abolished. However, the family still 
exists in various parts of France and in its colonial possessions, zealously cherishing its 
honored name and designation. In the sixteenth century, the family divided on 
religious beliefs, and the Protestant members eventually established themselves in 
Switzerland, The British Isles, Canada, and the United States. 

Protestantism came into France about 1520, and was quickly embraced by large 
numbers of the nobility and learned classes. As the religion increased in popularity and 
strength among the nobility and portions of the ruling class of France, it assumed a 
political aspect. The followers at first enjoyed the protection of the crown, but as their 
strength threatened the stability of the Catholic ruling party, intrigues developed and the 
succeeding monarchs of France found themselves first on one side of the conflict and 
again on the other, and frequently playing one hand against the other. Persecution 
sprang up which, through religious fanaticism, knew no restraint, and the atrocities 
committed because of religious bigotry ran the gamut of imagination and cruelty. So 
fantastic were some of the excessive forms of this persecution that simple death repre- 
sented a mild penalty for Protestant adherence. 

The country experienced eight civil wars in less than one hundred years, and at 
one period the Huguenots achieved a measure of relief through the passage of the Edict 
of Nantes, granting freedom of religious worship. However, the Peace of Alais, June 
27, 1629, put an end to the civil wars in France and destroyed the Huguenots as a 
political party. Repression of the sect gradually increased in severity and persecution, 
and after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes was signed by Louis XIV on October 18, 
1685, its adherents found a choice of accepting the Catholic faith or extermination. 
Licentious soldiery was turned loose in their communities who destroyed their churches, 
homes, and in some cases, killed their ministers. Indeed, history records an appalling 
number of deaths from flogging, burning, beheading and hanging. 

The Reformed Religion being centered in southeastern France, it was early embraced 
by members of the d'Armand family, Claude (KG V, France) , being the first recorded 
as an adherent. Stapleton in his MEMORIALS TO THE HUGUENOTS mentions 
the death of Marie deArmand, who was flayed alive; David, who was compelled to lay 
his head on a block when a soldier crushed it with a hammer; his brother, Paul, was also 
killed. How many members of the family fled from France during the sixteenth and 
seventeenth centuries, we will never know. Actual records of the family show that after 
the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, all the Huguenot members of the family fled to 
Geneva. 

From this point on, the record is obscured, both by the confusion of the times and 
by intent of the refugees. History tells us that the Huguenot refugees found their way 
from Switzerland through Germany and Holland into England and Scotland. The 



2 DeARMOND FAMILIES OF AMERICA 

Protestant nations were inflamed by stories of the atrocities visited upon these unfortunate 
people and welcomed them with open arms and facilitated their passage beyond their 
borders when their own resources became overtaxed by the great numbers which con- 
tinued to arrive. This hegira of the nobility and intelligentsia of France lost to the 
nation upwards of a million of the finest brains and artisans of the country. 

In 1689, William of Orange found his war against the King of France being opposed 
by the Irish Catholics and sent a considerable body of troops to Ireland under the com- 
mand of the Duke de Schomberg, who landed at Bangor with about 15,000 men. The 
following year, William came himself to Ireland to conduct the campaign and landed 
at Carrickfergus on June 14, 1690, where he immediately joined de Schomberg. On 
July 1st, William's army advanced against the Irish. The battle waged hotly and 
William's troops were driven back temporarily but rallied at the cry of Schomberg, 
"Voila vos persecuteurs!" and drove the Irish back and the Battle was secured, de 
Schomberg was killed as was the leader of the Huguenot troops. There were about 2200 
Huguenot men contained in three regiments and about 700 officers scattered among the 
other battalions of William's army. In gratitude for the zealous and effective support of 
these men and officers and conscious of their great persecution, he invited them to make 
their homes in his new dominions. At his command, many of these Huguenots were 
awarded land in North Ireland for their services. 

The identity or dates of arrival of the first members of the d'Armand family to reach 
British shores is not known but Francois, at least, was in England in 1700, according to 
the Baptism Records of the French Church, Threadneedle Street, London, and his 
brothers soon after, according to the same records. Apparently, they were in England 
for awhile but ultimately Louis and Francois availed themselves of William IV's offer of 
'denication' in North Ireland, and subscribed to the Oath Rolls for such denication, and 
secured land and homes there. Philippe was living in England as late as 1714, and his 
son, Henry, was born in England in 1726, indicating that he may have remained there. 

At first, they seem to have abandoned all claim to the distinction and nobility of 
their family since they rejected use of the noble prefix when being married or having 
their children baptized, but later records indicate that they reverted to the use of the 
prefix which remains a part of the name today. The family designation they seem to 
have abandoned completely. 

Those who settled in North Ireland soon ran into phonetic difficulties, as did their 
hosts. Several corruptions of the name occurred and the spelling soon resembled more 
closely older Irish names than the original French form. We find 'Diermond', 'Deyer- 
mont', 'Dermond', and even 'DeyArmon'. Those of the family who remained in England 
seem to have preserved more closely the French spelling, for James (Line A, America) 
spelled his name 'd'Armond' when he signed his will in 1748, and his brother's name 
appeared in early Pennsylvania records as 'Henry D'Armond'. 

None of the original refugee members of the family ever reached America. It is 
doubtful if such immigration occurred to or appealed to them. The American colonies 
in those early days were primitive settlements and offered little inducement to people 
from the higher walk of life who had been accustomed to the comforts and advantages 
of European civilization. They apparently lived out their lives in England, Scotland 
and Ireland. The next generation, however, not accustomed to the high standard of 
living enjoyed by their parents during their earlier years, heard of the new colonization 
plan for Pennsylvania, and a very few of the second generation immigrated there. James 
(Line A, America) was the first to come to Pennsylvania, about 1735, and his brother, 
Henry (Line B, America), before 1748. During the 1750's and 1760's, the immigratkm 



INTRODUCTION 3 

from Scotland and Ireland increased, the immigrants being, apparently, of the third 
refugee generation. By 1800, there were perhaps twenty families established in America, 
two being in Nova Scotia, and the remainder in the United States. 

American phonetics began to exert its influence on the name almost immediately, 
and after several variants were tried in an effort to approximate the sound of the queer 
French name, a compromise seems to have been reached by most of the families in the 
United States, even though they were widely separated and had little or no inter- 
communication. By 1800, the name was being spelled 'Dearmond', art! later, 'De- 
Armond'. There is full evidence, however, that all these families were thoroughly 
conscious of their noble French origin, and a confused awareness that their name was 
not being spelled correctly. On special occasions, members of succeeding generations 
would revert to an approximation of the French spelling, and 'D'Armond' appears 
frequently, even up to the present day. 

From Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania, these early families sent out their sons 
as pioneers into the new regions being wrested from the Indians and wilderness, as will 
be seen from the following individual biographical sketches. The families now inhabit 
every state in the union. These records of them are far from complete but offer a 
basic pattern wherein every living member of the family can find his forebears, either 
through use of the general index, or by additional research 



FR ANCE 



d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 

This noble family, of great antiquity, had its origins very early in Dauphine, long 
before that duchy became a part of France. The family is first recorded simply as 
'd'Armand', but as the descendants increased in wealth, honor and distinction, the 
various branches acquired a definitive designation. From the original stem come the 
families, d'Armand de Chateauvieux, Armand de Forest de Blacons, Armand de la 
Garciniere, and Armand de Mison. The Chateauvieux branch appears to be the only 
one which employed the noble prefix before the family name. 

The first name found is that of Pierre d'Armand, as a nobleman in 1400, whose 
recorded sons were Raimond and Antoine. While the direct line appears to have 
maintained its nobility, some of the descendants appear to have lost it, and we find a 
later Pierre recovering his nobility in October, 1591, being verified at Grenoble in 1592, 
with a new arms: d'or au chevron de gueules au chef d'azur charge d'une couronne 
fermee d'or. 

From Raimond, son of the first Pierre, the line descends through Arnolphe to 
Guillaume, whose son Claude added to his name, Chateauvieux, a seigniary near Tallard. 
Claude became an adherent of the Reformed Religion. His children appear to have 
followed their father's faith, but only the children of his son, Andre, appear to have 
persisted in the Huguenot religion. Guillaume's descendants reverted to the Catholic 
faith. There were, undoubtedly, other defections from the state religion which have 
not been recorded, and we must accept the fact that even those existing records of the 
Protestant families are far from complete since they were willingly neglected by the 
historians. 

At first, the Protestant members of the family appear to have enjoyed religious free- 
dom but after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, they eventually came under the 
reign of terror and were forced to flee. So far as we know, they all refugeed in the 
Republic of Geneva, some of them living out their lives there, and others moving on to 
other countries. Georges (KG VII) , France, died the year following his flight to Geneva, 
and the only son recorded, Andre, remained in Switzerland, we must presume, in the 
absence of any information to the contrary. How many children Georges actually sired 
is not recorded. 

KG I PIERRE d' ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 

Pierre d'Armand, truly a nobleman, was living in the year 1400. Some of his 
descendants lost their nobility. Those of the family living as noblemen bore arms as 
follows: fasce d'argent et de gueules de six pieces. 1 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 
KG II Raimond 

Antoine 
KG II RAIMOND d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 

Raimond was living in the year 1496, as a nobleman. 1 

KG III ARNOLPHE ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 

Arnolphe, Noble, was living at Neflis, diocese of Gap. He died in 1525. He married 
Raymonde de Pellasol, from a noble family of Dauphin^. 2 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 
KG IV Guillaume 

b. 1509 
Pierre 
Jean 



8 d'ARMAND DE CHATEAUVIEUX 

KG IV GUILLAUME d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 

Guillaume d'Armand, born at Theus in Dauphine in 1509; died, 1581. He married 
on June 20, 1532, Marthe du Tanc. daughter of the deceased noble Sixte du Tanc from 
Gapencois. Lord of Cyquians; and Demoiselle Marguerite de Flandre. Dower was 
1000 florins. Present at the ceremony were Guillaume's brothers, Pierre and Jean. 3 
Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 

KG V 1. Claude 

b. 1542 
2. Michel, lord of Laval. 
3 & 4. "and two other boys who died without posterity." (Jacques Armand 

was notary at Mison, Nov. 11, 1589.) 
5,6,7. "and three daughters." (N . . . Armand, wife of Sebastian Castani, notary 
at Sisteron, 1600.) 

KG V CLAUDE d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX (1542-1602) 

Claude d'Armand, lord of Chateauvieux, was born in 1542, and joined to his name 
that of Chateauvieux, a seigniary near Tallard (Hautes-Alpes, district of Gap) . His 
descendants have always borne the name. 2 

The marriage contract of Noble Claude Annand, lord of Chateauvieux, son of noble 
Guillaume Armand of Mison, in the diocese of Gap, seigniary of Sisteron, assisted by 
noble Michel Armand, his brother, lord of Laval, was granted April 2, 1582, with 
Demoiselle Jeanne Eyssautier. daughter of the deceased Sir Sauvaire Eyssautier, in his 
life burgess of Sisteron, and of Demoiselle Caterine Laidet, his widow; assisted by 
Demoiselle Jeanne Garrette, her maternal grandmother, Master Michel Eyssautier, her 
paternal uncle. Doctor of Law, Royal Judge of Sisteron; and nobleman Baltazar Laidet, 
her maternal uncle, consul of the said town of Sisteron. The dower was 240 ecus . . . 
The contract was passed at Sisteron, by Simon Robert, notary. 3 

On November 27, 1600, was executed the will of noble Claude Armand, lord of 
Chateauvieux, lieutenant-judge of Mison; at Mison, by which he wished his body to be 
buried at the place where he would be living, in the cemetery of those of the Reformed 
Religion. He gave to Andr£ and Guillaume, the sons of himself and of Demoiselle 
Jeanne Eyssautier, his wife, the sum of 500 ecus, payable when they reached the age of 
20 or 25 years, and with the agreement of Michel Armand, his brother, lord of Laval, 
and of Master S^bastien Castani, his brother-in-law, notary at Sisteron. He gave and 
bequeathed to Olimpe and Madelene Armand, the daughters of himself and of his 
said wife, the sum of 300 ecus ... He instituted his wife, Jeanne Eyssautier, as his 
residuary legatee, to whom he successively substituted his children, male and female, 
and the said sire of Laval, his brother. The will was passed in the house of noble 
Gaspard Perrinet, lord of Bersac. He died in 1602 at Mison en Provence. 3 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 
KG VI Guillaume 

b. al582. 



A n dre 
Olimpe 

Madelene 



b. April 11, 1585. 

m. Noel Salva; was living in 1623. 

m. Jean Claviere; was living in 1623. 



FRANCE 



KG VI GUILLAUME d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX (al582-1662) 

Guillaume d'Armand, son of Claude d'Armand de Chateauvieux, and who became 
lord of Chateauvieux, was born after 1582. 

He married first, on February 1, 1615, N .. . Plandoux. 

He married second, on January 22, 1623, Demoiselle Marguerite Bernard, daughter 
of the deceased noble Franoois de Bernard of Bellafaire, lord of Saint-Barthelemi-de 
Tallard, and Demoiselle Jeanne de Bosse, his widow, then the wife of Captain Baltazar 
de Gaillard. Guillaume was attended by his brother, noble Andre Armand, and Master 
Noel Salva and M. Jean Claviere, his brothers-in-law. His bride was attended by noble 
Honorat Bernard, lord of Saint-Barthelemi, and Arnoul Bernard, her brothers. The 
dower was 900 e)cus. The contract was attested by Pierre Saunier, Royal notary at 
Gigors. 3 

Guillaume was a captain of 100 men on foot under Constable de Lesdiguieres. He 
became the author of the branches of the family at Comtat-Venaissin, Paris, Flanders, 
and Burgundy. 2 He died, apparently, October 28, 1662. 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX first marriage* 
KG VII Charles 

b. 1615-1622; a legatee of his father, Oct. 28, 1662. 
Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX second marriage 3 
KG VII Jean Baptiste 

b. a!623. 



Don Francois 



Alexandre 



Jeanne 



b. a 1623; Prior of the fathers of St. Benoist order; Prior 
of la Garde, and Sexton of Tulette. 

b. al623. 

b. al623; m. June 15, 1646, Paul Seguin, Esq. 



KG VI ANDRE d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX (15S5-?) 

Andre d'Armand, son of Claude d'Armand de Chateauvieux, was born April 11, 
1595. He married on November 18, 1613, Antoinette de Bardel, daughter of Georges 
de Bardel, lord of Theus and Moront. 2 - 4 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 
KG VII 1. Georges 

b. April 28, 1620. 



2. Claude 



3. Alexandre 



4. Andre 



5. Gaspard 



b. al620; a cavalry lieutenant who was killed in an en- 
counter in 1681. 

b. al620; died without posterity. 

b. al620; author of a branch long extinct. 

b. June 16, 1636. 

h. a sire of Chateauvieux, he founded the branches of 

Dauphine and Chaumont-en-Bassigny, who gave up 

their father's Huguenot faith, 
m. Sept. 1, 1660, Francoise Bellon, from the City of Gap. 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 



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d'ARMAND DE CHATEAUVIEUX 



KG VIII 



I. 

2. 



Charles 
Claude 



3. Joseph 



4. Andre" 



without posterity in the 
Island of St. Christophe 
in America. 

author of the branch set- 
tled at Chaumont-en-Bas- 
signy. 



b. June 8, 1686; killed during 
his first campaign in the 
regiment of Livry cavalry. 
5,6. and two daughters who were married. 
6,7,8,9. four daughters who married. 

KG VII JEAN BAPTISTE d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX (al623-?) 

Jean Baptiste d'Armand, son of Guillaume d'Armand de Chateauvieux by his second 



wife, Marguerite Bernard, was born after 1623. 

Marechal des Loges Gendarmes de la Garde. 
He married Madeleine Angelique du Marais 
Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 

KG VIII Alexandre 

h 



He became lord of Chateauvieux and 



Noble Alexandre d'Armand, lord of Chateauvieux, made 
homage to the Pope on April 23, 1697, for a conseigniary 
that he had acquired at la Gardie en Comtat-Venaissin, 
on April 20, 1697. 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 
KG IX Guillaume 

b. 1688. 

h. lord of Chateauvieux, gen- 
darme in the King's Guard. 

m. Dec. 1714, Anne Ferrand, 
daughter of Jean-Baptiste 
Ferrand, Avocat au Parle- 
ment, and Marie Ann 
Cousin. 

Issue: d'ARMAND de 
CHATEAUVIEUX 

KG X Alexandre Jean-Bap- 
tiste. b. Sept. 6, 1715. 
Anne Madeleine Angelique. 
b. Mar. 1717. 



Pierre 



h. gendarme in the King's 
Guard. 



Madeleine Angelique 

d. at the age of 12 or 13. 



FRANCE 11 

KG VII ALEXANDRE d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX (al623-?) 

Alexandre d'Armand, son of Guillaume dArmand de Chateauvieux, by his second 
wife, Marguerite Bernard, was born after 1623. He was a lord of Chateauvieux. 

He married on November 23, 1676, Francoise Mivre Canetti, daughter of Antoine 
Mivre Canetti, Infantry captain, and Antoinette Martine." 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 
KG VIII Francois 

h. Sexton of Tulette. 



Joseph 

Alexandre 

Francpise 
Helene 



h. not married in 1723. 

h. Sexton of the Priory of Pont-St-Esprit 



KG VII GEORGES d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX (1620-1686) 

George dArmand, son of Andr£ dArmand de Chateauvieux, was a sire of Chateau- 
vieux, who, after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, took refuge in Geneva. He was 
born April 28, 1620, and died in 1686. 

He married Marie Chevalier, daughter of Pierre Chevalier, called the captain.'-' 1 

Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX (incomplete) 
KG VIII Andre 

b. 1650; d. 1727. 

m. Claudine de Calviere, daughter of Francois, lord baron 
of Saint-Come, and Perinette d'Arzillieres, of the same 
family as was the marquis de Calviere, lieutenant-general 
in the King's Armies. 
Issue: d'ARMAND de CHATEAUVIEUX 
KG IX 2. Marie 

m. . . . de Latit, King's pro- 
curator in the seneschalry 
of Sisteron. 



1. Gaspard 



b. 1677, Mison-en-Provence; d. 
1733, Geneva. 

h. a captain of dragoons in 
the troops of Queen Ann 
of England, and was much 
esteemed by the Duke of 
Marlborough who en- 
trusted him with his son, 
Count of Riaston, when he 
traveled in France. 

m. Feb. 24, 1725, Catherine 
Desmons, daughter of 
Claude Desmons and 
Louise de la Condamine. 
Issue: d'ARMAND de 
CHATEAUVIEUX 



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d'ARMAND DE CHATEAUVIEUX 



KG X I. Jacques b. April 1, 
1732. m. Feb. 26, 1769, 
Madelaine, dau. of Leon- 
ard Buisson, late syndic of 
the Republic of Geneva. 
Through this marriage in- 
to the Buisson family, also 
refugees at Geneva, he was 
granted free citizenship 
(bourgeoisie) in 1769. 
2. Frederique-Louise m. 
Jan. 7, 1751, noble Fran- 
cois Grenus, captain of a 
company in the regiment 
of Balthazard, Swiss, in the 
French service, and a 
knight of the Royal and 
military Order of Merit; 
a son of noble Gabriel de 
Grenus, first syndic of the 
Republic at Geneva, and 
Dame Ann Perrachon. 
Issue: GRENUS 

KG XI a son b. 1752. 



1. Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Manuscrits, Dossiers Bleus 31. 

2. de la Chenaye des Bois, Dictionnaire de la Noblesse (Paris, 1770). 

3. Bibliotheque Nationale, Manuscrits, Nouveau d'Hozier 12. 

4. MM. Eugene et Emile Haag, La France Protestante, 2me edition, sous la direction de M. Henri 
Bordier (Sandoz et Fischbacher, Paris, 1877), Tome I. 



BRITISH ISLES 



THE FAMILY IN EXILE 

The records of the members of the d'Armand family who left France and Geneva 
for the British Isles are so scanty as to be almost non-existent, and in fact, none have 
been found prior to 1700. This lack of information does not preclude the possibility 
that some members of the family arrived, perhaps, in Scotland and England before the 
eighteenth century. This being a history, we cannot assume events, and so must content 
ourselves with admitting the possibility of settlers in Scotland and perhaps England 
before 1700. 

We do have a record of Louis, Philippe, and Francois, in England subsequent to 
1700. Their later movements are not recorded, and the Irish records consulted are silent 
between 1700 and 1740 as to this family. By that date, the name had become cor- 
rupted, at least in the official records preserved for our examination, and several varia- 
tions were being used. By 1735, emigration to the American colonies had set in, which 
steadily increased until 1800. A comparison of Irish records for the period 1740-1800 
and those for the same period in America, have produced a skeleton family outline in 
North Ireland which can be used as a basis for further research. 

As for those members of the family who remained in Scotland or England, no records 
have been found save those of the French Church, London, which cease in 1714. 

RG I ESPERIT ARMAND of Ventecol, Dauphine, France 

Esperit Armand, perhaps a younger son of Georges d'Armand de Chateauvieux (KG 
VII, France) and Marie Chevalier, was born about 1655, at Ventecol, Dauphine, France. 
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, by which further freedom for 
religious worship was denied to those of the Reformed Religion in France, his father 
took refuge at Geneva, where he died in 1686. No doubt, Esperit followed his parents 
into exile, taking his own family with him. 

Whether he remained at Geneva or accompanied his sons on their further flight 
to Scotland and England is not known. His name and that of his wife were recorded at 
the marriage of his son, Philippe, at the French Church, London, on August 29, 1708. 1 

His wife was Lucrece M^frede. 1 
Issue: ARMAND 
RG II Louis 

b. cl680, Dauphine^, France. 
Philippe 

b. cl680, Dauphine^, France. 
Frangois 

b. cl685, Dauphin^, France. 

RG II LOUIS ARMAND, of North Ireland 

Louis Armand, son of Esperit Armand and Lucrece M^frede, was born about 1680, 
probably in Dauphine, France, and carried by his parents to Geneva after the revocation 
of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. He and his brothers found their way to Scotland or 
England, apparently after they reached manhood. 

He served as a captain in the Huguenot forces under William of Orange during the 
subjucation of Ireland. For this service he was pensioned. 2 He also subscribed to the 
Oath Rolls under the Act of William IV and Mary, for encouraging Protestant strangers 
to settle in Ireland. 3 He also appeared as a witness at the baptism of Lasdie de Joncour, 
^nril 13, 1707, French Church, London. 1 

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16 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

His wife was, apparently, Elizabeth Armand, who was a witness at the baptism oi 
Jean de Joncourt, May 30, 1708, French Church, London. 1 
Issue: unknown 

RC II PHILIPPE ARMAND, of England (cl680?) 

Philippe Armand, son of Esperit Armand and Lucrece Mefrede, was bom about 1680, 
probably in Dauphine, France, and taken by his parents to Geneva after the revocation 
of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. He made his way to England, apparently as a young 
man, where he was married, on August 29, 1708, at the French Church, Thrcadneedle 
Street, London, to Marie Borin of Molliens, Picardy, France, daughter of Jacques Borin 
and Elizabeth Gromat. 1 

On January 17, 1714, he was a witness at the baptism of Jean Armand, son of his 
brother, Francois. 1 There is no later record of his movements and certainly no evidence 
that he followed his brothers to North Ireland. We assume that he made his home in 
England but one wonders why the births of his children were not recorded at the 
Fren< h Church, as were two children of his brother. This omission indicates that he 
mav have become domiciled somewhere too distant from the French Church to have 
continued his devotions there. 
IsMie: unknown 

RG II FRANCOIS ARMAND, of North Ireland 

Francois Armand, son of Esperit Armand and Lucrece Mefrede, was born about 
1685, probably in Dauphine, France, and taken by his parents to Geneva after the 
revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. He later made his way to England and first 
appeared there at the baptism of Francois Pourceau, on October 6, 1700, at the French 
Church, London. 1 He was again a witness at the baptism of Marie-Ann Bernard, 4 
August 31, 1701, French Church. 1 His name and that of his wife, Catherine, are recorded 
at the baptisms of their children, Marie and Jean, at the French Church. 1 

In 1709, he subscribed to the Oath Roll under the Act of William IV and Mary, 
for encouraging Protestant strangers to settle in Ireland. 3 He was perhaps the sire 
of the family which settled at Cargy-gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, North Ireland. 

Issue: ARMAND or d ARMAND (incomplete) 
RG III Marie 

baptized, Dec. 25, 1712, London. 1 
Jean 

baptized, Jan. 17, 1714, London. 1 

R G HI JOHN DIERMOND, of County Donegal, Ireland 

John Diermond, assumed to be the son of Francois Armand, was baptized January 
17, 1714, at the French Church, London. 1 He was recorded in 1766 as a householder, 
living at Fersalmore, Parish of Leek, County Donegal, Ireland. 6 

While there is no record of his family, it is assumed he was the father of the following 
named persons, at least. 

Issue: DIERMOND uncertain 
RG IV George 

b. cl735. SEE Line K, America. 
John 

b. cl750. SEE Line F, America. 



BRITISH ISLES 



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RG III ALEX DIERMOND, of County Donegal, Ireland 

Alex Diermond, probably a brother of John Diermond, and therefore a son of 
Francois Armand, was born perhaps about 1715. He was recorded as a householder in 
1766 at Fersalmore, Parish of Leek, County Donegal. 5 No other record of him has 
been found. 

The following named persons can be assumed to have been his issue because of 
the appearance of the name 'Alexander' among them, their children and grandchildren. 

Issue: DIERMOND (incomplete) 
RG IV Letitia 

b. cl734. County Donegal. SEE Line HI, America. 
Alexander 

b. cl735, County Donegal. SEE Line H-2, America. 

Thomas 

b. cl735, County Donegal. SEE Line E, America. 

RG III JAMES DERMT, of County Down, Ireland 

James Dermt, of Gortnessy, Glendermot Parish, Tyrkeering Barony, County Down, 
was listed with Protestant householders in 1740. 6 Is he a legitimate member of the 
d'Armand family or a descendant of the older Irish Family, 'Dermott'? 

RG III EDW. DYERMOD, of County Derry, Ireland 

Edw. Dyermod of Macosquin Parish, Coleraine Barony, County Derry, was listed 
with Protestant householders in 1740. B 



RG IV HUGH DEYARMONT, of County Down, Ireland (cl740-?) 

Hugh Deyarmont, presumably born about 1740, was recorded at the baptism of his 
son, Henry, on July 9, 1767, at Drumbo Presbyterian Church. No other record of him 
has been found. 

We assume he lived out his life in Ireland although, apparently, several of his 
children emigrated to America. 
Issue: DEYARMONT (incomplete) 
RG V Joseph 

b. Jan. 8, 1756. SEE Line J-l, America. 



Alexander 

Hugh, Sr. 

Henry 

David, Sr. 

and perhaps: 
James 



b. 1765. SEE Line J -2, America. 

b. cl766. SEE Line J -3, America. 

b. 1767; baptized July 9, 1767, Drumbo Presby. Church.* 

b. 1771. SEE Line J -4, America. 



b. 1766; baptized the same year, Drumbo Presby. Church." 

(The original record is torn and the name of his father 

was not preserved but since it immediately precedes the 

baptismal record of Henry, b. 1767, we assume they 

were brothers.) 



18 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

RG V THOMAS DeyARMON, of County Down, Ireland (1752-1842) 

Thomas DeyArmon was born in 1752 at Cargy-gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, 
North Ireland. 3 miles from Bellanyhinch, the nearest town. He was a ruling elder of 
the Loughaghery Church, Hillsborough, County Down, in 1812, and was first mentioned 
in the church records in 1806. He died December 12, 1842, and was interred in a 
vault in Loughaghery churchyard. 6 

His wife was Anne (b. 1742; d. Nov. 1, 1842; g. Loughaghery churchyard vault)." 
Issue: unknown 

RG V WILLIAM DEYERMAND (1754-1784), County Down, Ireland 

William Deyermand, possibly a brother of Thomas DeyArmond (RG V), was born 
in 1754. in County Down, and died August 1, 1784. His wife, Agnes, was born in 1745, 
and died March 24, 1815. Both were buried in Drumbo Churchyard, County Down. 
William's tomb bore this inscription: "In Memory of William Deyermand who departed 
this life August 1st 1784, aged 30 years. Also his wife Agnes Deyermand, who departed 
this life 24th March. 1815, aged 70 years." 7 

Issue: DEYERMAND 
RG VI James 

baptized, April 16, 1770. 8 



Harry 

John 



baptized, Oct. 23, 1772. 8 
baptized, April 8, 1783. 8 



RG V JANE DEYARMONT, of County Down, Ireland 

Jane Deyarmont of County Down, is recorded as the mother of Elizabeth at the 

time of her baptism at Drumbo Presbyterian Church, County Down. 8 The form of the 

registry indicates that Jane was a widow, her daughter thus being a posthumous child. 

The Lisburn Directory for 1819 records Jane Diermond as living there, on Bridge 

Street. 6 

Is ue: DEYARMONT 
RG VI Elizabeth 

baptized, August 26, 1784. 8 

RG VI THOMAS DeYARMON, of County Down, Ireland 

Thomas DeYarmon of Cargy-gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, was born some- 
time after 1800. The only record of him is in the baptismal record of "Thomas, first son 
to Thos. DeYarmon, Cargy-gray, 1841". 9 
His wife was Magowan. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
RG VII Thomas 

b. 1841; baptized the same year at Loughaghery Church.' 

RG VII THOMAS DeYARMON (1841-?), Cargy-gray, County Down. 

Thomas DeYarmon, of Cargy-gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, was born 1841, 
the eldest child of his father, Thomas DeYarmon and his wife Magowan 9 

Issue: DeYARMON 
RG VIII Francis 

b. 1863, the eldest child; baptized at Loughaghery Church, 
1863.' 



BRITISH ISLES 



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Margaret 



b. 1866; baptized at Loughaghery Church, 1866.' 



RG VII — DeYARMON, of Cargy-gray, County Down 

This man, probably a brother of Thomas (RG VII), cannot be identified by name. 
The only proof we have of his existence is the knowledge of his sons, as recorded below. 

Issue: DEYARMON 
RG VIII Francis 

b. 1872; baptized the same year at Loughaghery Church.' 
h. born on the ancestral farm of his family, Cargy-gray, 
located in Annahilt Parish, County Down, 3 miles from 
Bellanyhinch. In an interview with Edward Phelps of 
Dublin, in 1933, a researcher engaged by the author, 
he said he and his brother, William, were bachelors, 
and worked the farm quite unassisted. They were 
eighth generation there, he said, and were greatgrand- 
sons of Thomas DeyArmon (RG V), a ruling elder of 
Loughaghery Church in 1812. They are the last of the 
name at Cargy-gray. 



James 



William 



b. 1880; baptized the same year at Loughaghery Church. 9 
d. before 1933. 

b. 1882; baptized the same year at Loughaghery Church. 8 
h. a bachelor, living alone with his brother, Francis, at 
the family home, Cargy-gray. 



1. Publications of the Huguenot Society of London, Vol. XVI, 1906. 

The Registers of the French Church, Threadneedle Street, London, Vol. III. 

2. French Pensioners Being Huguenot Officers who Served in Ireland, 1715-1721: "Lewis Armand, Ca-pt." 

3. Dr. Shaw's Letters of Denication, Etc. 

4. Perhaps a descendant of the Bernard family from which came Demoiselle Marguerite Bernard, 
daughter of noble Francois de Bernard of Bellafaire, lord of Saint Barthelemi-de-Tallard, who married 
Guillaume d'Armand de Chateauvieux (KG VI, France). 

5. Presbyterian Historical Society, Belfast, Ireland. 

6. From inscription on vault in Loughaghery Church graveyard, Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland. 
Original research by the author. 

7. Journal of the Memorials to the Dead— Ireland, Vol. X, No. 5 (1919). 

8. Drumbo Presbyterian Church, County Down, Ireland: Marriages & Baptisms. 

9. Loughaghery Presbyterian Church, Hillsborough, County Down, Ireland: Baptismal Records. 



AMERICA 



AMERICAN FAMILIES 

When the immigrant ancestors of the DeArmond families of America first appeared 
on this continent, they were, for the most part, already established as separate families. 
Some of these families have become so extensive that it would have been confusing and 
extremely impractical to treat them as a single family. Therefore, to simplify identifica- 
tion and research, they have been arranged as separate families, and are identified in 
this work as "lines", as outlined below. 



Line A 
Line B 
Line C 
Line D 
Line E 
Line F 
Line G 
Line H-l 
Line H-2 
Line J-l 
Line J-2 
Line J-3 
Line J-4 
Line K 
Line L 
Line M 



James d'Armond 
Henry D'Armond 
William Dearmond 
Michael Dearmond 
Thomas DeArmond 
John DeArment 
PMichael Dearmont 
Letitia Deyarmond 



Joseph Deyarmon 
Alexander Deyarmon 
Hugh Deyarmon 



David DeYarmon 



George Dermon 
Joseph Dearman 
DeArman family 



of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 

of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

of Columbia County, Pennsylvania 

of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 

of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 



of Kent County, Maryland 



of Colchester County, Nova Scotia 



Alexander Deyarmond of Colchester County, Nova Scotia 



of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 
of Fayette County, Pennsylvania 



of Uniontown, Pennsvlvania 



of Mount Pleasant, Ohio 



of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania 

of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 

of Rockcastle County, Kentucky 



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This first American immigrant of the family reached Pennsylvania about 1735, and 
lived only 13 years after becoming a settler, leaving three sons and two daughters. 

The two older sons, Thomas and John, half-brothers, married sisters, and migrated 
to North Carolina about 1760, where, apparently, Thomas died, leaving several children. 
John settled in East Tennessee after 1784, taking his family with him. Three of 
Thomas' sons, David, Samuel and Richard, followed their uncle to East Tennessee, 
James, the eldest son, remaining in North Carolina, where his descendants are found 
today, in Mecklenburg County. Shortly after 1800, John's son, David, in company with 
Thomas' son, Samuel, and Joseph F. Flenniken, a first cousin, migrated to the 
Mississippi territory, and eventually settled in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Other sons 
of John moved into other East Tennessee counties as they were cleared of the Indians. 
From these three basic settlements, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, East Ten- 
nessee, and East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, descendants of the family have moved 
out over the south, southwest, west and northwest. John served in the Revolutionary 
War while living in North Carolina; Thomas' son, Samuel, and his sons, served with 
distinction in the War of 1812, at the Battle of New Orleans. Later descendants of 
both brothers rendered high service during the Civil War. The descendants of these 
two brothers who participated in the two World Wars are too numerous to mention. 

The youngest son, Richard, remained in Pennsylvania, and rendered loyal and 
constant service to his country during the Revolutionary War. His descendants have 
made distinguished and accomplished citizens of their native Pennsylvania, and with 
few exceptions, the present descendants are still residing there, in and around 
Philadelphia. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG 1 JAMES d'ARMOND (cl710-1748), Lancaster County, Penna. 

James d'Armond, whose parentage has not been established, was born in either 
England or Ireland, about 1710. He grew to manhood in the British Isles and courted 
and married his first wife there. He came to America about 1735, and there are indica- 
tions that he may have come in a group organized by the Reverend Richard Sankey 
(q.v.) , a noted Presbyterian minister and missionary, since James appointed him as 
guardian for his children in his will, indicating a very close attachment. 1 It is also 
possible that his second wife's father, James Johnston, and family, may have come in 
the same group. 

Whether he landed at Philadelphia or Newcastle is also unknown, but apparently 
he moved inland up the Susquehanna River and finally settled at a spot west of 
Manada Creek, astride the line of East and West Hanover townships, Lancaster (now 
Dauphin) County, Pennsylvania. 2 No doubt he spent sometime scouting the country 
before selecting the site for his home, as warrant was not issued until January 18, 1737, 
to James Darn (sic) for 250 acres of land "situate in Hanover Township adjoyning to 
Manada Creek and the lines of John Reynolds and John McCurry, in the county of 
Lancaster" by the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania. 3 

He died May 1748, of some ailment which took him in the prime of life. Even 
during his brief span of life as a settler, he seems to have accumulated considerable 
property. His will 1 dated May 4, 1748, bequeathed one-half of his movable goods 
and a life tenancy in the home place to his wife, Mary; the farm he purchased from 
Man McXeely to his son, John, and the home place to his son, Richard. The re- 
mainder of his estate was bequeathed equally to all his children, excepting that 
Thomas was given five pounds and his blue coat and best hat. It appears that even 
though he loved Thomas better than his other children, he failed to provide for him 
equally with his younger sons, Thomas receiving only his share of the estate after all 
other bequests had been disposed of. Whether this was due to the influence of his 
wife in an effort to protect her own sons or the fact that James may have previously 
given Thomas land, cannot be determined. 

The name of his first wife is unknown, but we must assume she was born in Europe 
and died shortly before or after 1735. She may have accompanied her husband to 
America, and succumbed to the rigors of the voyage or the primitive life of the new 
country. 

James married, second, about 1737, Mary Johnston, daughter of James Johnston 
(q.v.) and Ann Wilson. She was born perhaps after 1715, in County Tyrone, Ireland, 
and came to America with her parents not earlier than 1735. After the death of her 
husband. Mary continued the operation and development of the family holdings in 
West Hanover township, assisted by her stepson, Thomas, who was then approaching 
young manhood. After General Braddock's expedition against Fort Duquesne in 1755, 
the Indians waged war on the settlers of Eastern Pennsylvania without mercy, and raids 
and massacres were frequent. Whole sections of the new settlements were wiped out 
and many other settlers abandoned their homes temporarily. Mary's father was killed 
by the Indians in 1756, and about 100 families were forced to flee, and Mary and her 
children were among those driven from their homes by the danger. 5 Where they went 
has not been recorded but after the Indians were driven back, they returned and 
remained thereafter in secure possession. By this time, Thomas was already married 
and undoubtedly living apart. By 1760, John was also married and ultimately the 
daughters married and left home, leaving the younger son, Richard, with his mother. 
Richard continued to live with his mother until her death and did not marry until 
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Mary died between September 1779 and March 1780, and is supposedly buried, 
along with her husband, in unmarked graves in the old English 'Cemitary' near present 
Grantville, East Hanover township, where Richard and his wife were later buried. Her 
will, 6 dated September 21, 1779, bequeathed her land to her son, Richard, and money 
and clothing to her two daughters. She instructed Richard to pay to her son, John, 
one hundred pounds in Pennsylvania currency. No mention was made of Thomas, since, 
being not of her blood, he had no claim on her estate. 
Issue: first marriage DERMOND; later DEARMOND 
AG II Thomas 

b. circa 1730, England/ 
Issue: second marriage DERMOND; later DEARMOND 
AG II John 

b. circa 1738, Lancaster County, Penna. 



Richard 



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b. Sept. 1, 1743, Lancaster County, Penna. 

b. West Hanover township, Lancaster County, Penna. 
m. Johnson 

Issue: JOHNSON 
AG III Mary 

b. West Hanover township, Lancaster County, Penna. 
m. Robertson 

Issue: ROBERTSON 
AG III James 



1. See Appendix: James d'Armond, Last Will and Testament. 

2. See cut, page 26. 

3. From original deed on file in Land Office Bureau, Department of Internal Affairs, State of Pennsyl- 
vania. See cut. In 1787, a survey was made of the land grant to James Darn and a new warrant 

issued to Richard Dearmond (sic) which referred to original warrant issued to James DeErmond (sic), 
alias James Darn. 

4. There is a legend in the family now living at Cargy-gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, North 
Ireland, that the eldest son was always named 'Thomas'. Apparently, this custom was already estab- 
lished when James' eldest son was born. 

5. George H. Morgan, Settlement, Formation and Progress of Dauphin County, Pa. 1785-I876, p. 32. 
"Widow Dearmond" listed as one of about 100 taxables of West Hanover, Pa., driven from their 

farms by the Indians in 1756. 
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LINE A-l 

THOMAS DEARMOND 

of 

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 

and 

descendants 



TO MY COUSIN 

ETHEL KNAPP 

in affectionate appreciation of her devotion and untiring 
zeal, without which the history of the Louisiana members of 
this family could not have been written. 



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30 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG II THOMAS DERMOND (1730-cl785), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

Thomas Dermond, only child of James d'Armond of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
by his first marriage, was born about 1730. 1 Since his father came to America about 
1735, Thomas was little more than an infant at the time of the voyage, and it is 
difficult to believe that James would have attempted the trip without the child's mother, 
no whether Thomas was orphaned before or after his arrival in America is speculative. 
His father soon remarried and Thomas grew to manhood on his father's farm in West 
Hanover township. His father died in 1748 but Thomas apparently continued to live 
at home until his marriage. 2 His stepmother, Mary Johnston Dermond, died in 1779, 
and did not mention Thomas in her will which is substantiation of the fact that he 
was not of her blood. 

He continued to live in Pennsylvania until about 1761' when he migrated with 
his half brother, John, and the entire Flenniken family, to Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina. There he settled on McAlpins Creek, and lived neighbor to his wife's 
brother, William Flenniken. 5 The date of his death is not known but it must have 
been before 1790 since he was not recorded in the 1790 census, his home was broken 
up and his children scattered. The last actual record of him was in January 1769. 5 

He married prior to 1753, and in Pennsylvania, Mary Flenniken (b. May 15, 1731), 
daugther of James Flenniken (q.v.) and Jane Gillespie. 3 She was a sister of Esther 
Flenniken who married Thomas' brother, John. 

Issue: DEARMOND (incomplete) 
AG III James 

b. 1753, Penna. 



Samuel 

David Flenniken 

Richard 



b. circa 1760. 
b. 1770-1780. 



I. James dArmond. in his will (q.v.) written in 1748, appointed Reverend Richard Sankey as guardian 
for all his th.ldren, indicating that Thomas had not reached his majority. Eighteen being considered 
manhood in those pioneering days, Thomas' birth cannot have been prior to 1730 This will also 
bequeaths to "my son Thomas . . . five pounds-I loved him more than the other children N B - 

that before signing I leave my blue coat and best hat to my son Thomas" 
2. Thomas Dyermond (sic) was mentioned in the will of Robert Montgomery, Paxton township, Lan- 
caster County. Penna., dated October 6. 1748: "I give and bequeath to Thomas Dyermond one Wue 

Lancaster County, Penna. Wills. Book A-l, p. 158 

'' 1)™^"""'' "'" <**"'** 1 " ,ta beqUCaths to her da »^ers, Mary [Dermond] and Esther 

4. Thomas Dearmond bought a place from Joseph Scott about 1758, and later sold it to Alexander 
Miller. Location is not shown as this was a caveat proceeding ,n ™„ „ i i ° r . 
Pennsylvania. Penna. Archives, Series 3, Vol. 1, p. 233 Pr ° Ceed ' ng ' S ° We onl ^ know **"t it was in 

5. George A. Selwyn, as governor of North Carolina sold to Th nm „ r> 

McAlpins Creek. Mecklenburg County, deed dated J nuarl ll Hfi? ° eami0nd ' pla " ter ' 107 acres °" 
County, N. C. Deeds. Harris Ledgers, Book 9. p. 61 ' be ' ng * State deed - M «*lenburg 

Another deed, dated January 10 1767 was fnr iao .,,.. >, ., 

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On January 7, 1769. Thomas Dearmond mortgaged to Peter Mhn/ . -. 

adjoining Wm Flenniken. from deed of Janufry 10 176 m p t k '^ " McAlpi " S Creck ' 
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AG III JAMES DEARMOND (1753-1830), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

James Dearmond, son of Thomas Dermond and Mary Flenniken, was born in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1753, prior to his father's migration to North 
Carolina about 1761. He continued to live on his father's farm which he acquired 
either by inheritance or purchase. He was listed in the U. S. census, first in 1790, and 
again in 1800 and 1810. 1 On September 27, 1790, he purchased land in Mecklenburg 
County from John Hutchison 1 ' and on November 21, 1797, he sold to James Glass, land 
lying on the east side of McAlpins Creek, 3 which was the location of his home. Again 
on October 7, 1797, he sold to Allen Reid, 108 acres of land on McMichaels Creek, deed 
being acknowledged by his mark, and also signed by his wife, Elizabeth. 4 On August 20, 
1795, he also sold to Hugh Kirkpatrick, land on McMichaels Creek, 5 deed being wit- 
nessed by John and James Boyes. On November 16, 1815, he sold land to his son, 
James junior. 8 He died on February 11, 1830. 

He married about 1775, Elizabeth — , born 1760 or earlier. 7 

Issue: (incomplete) DEARMOND 
AG IV Allen 





b. 


Dec. 16, 1786. 


James, Jr. 








b. 


Oct. 26, 1788. 


William 








b. 


1775-1780. 


Thomas A. 








b. 


1775-1794. 8 




h. 


On March i:i 



John 
Jane 

Polly 



On March 13, 1815, he was a witness with his brother, 
Allen, and William S. Bodkin, to a purchase by James 
Dearmond of 165 acres of land in Mecklenburg 
County. 10 On November 16, 1815, Thomas, and his 
brother, Alien, attested to a sale of land from James 
Dearmond, Sr., to James Dearmond, Jr., value, $140. 00. 11 
On April 10, 1837, he executed a chattel mortgage to 
B. W. Alexander. 12 

m. Molly Simmonds, daughter of John and Kitura Sim- 
monds. 

Issue: DEARMOND (uriknown but perhaps) 

AG V Thomas 8 



b. after 1775. 

b. circa 1785. 

m. June 6, 1803, Aaron Robison. 13 

b. circa 1785. 

h. On January 2, 1810, James Dearmond, Sr., executed a 
chattel mortgage to his daughter, Polly Dearmond, 
signed by his mark, and witnessed by Aaron Roberson 
and James Dearmond." 



1. 1790 U. S. census, Mecklenburg County, N. C. James Dermond with 1 male over 16; 2 males under 
16; 3 females. 



32 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

1800 U. S. census, same county, James Dimon with 1 male, 26-45; 1 male, 10-16; 2 males under 10; 
1 female, 26-45; 3 females, 10-16. 

1810 U. S. census, same county, James Dearmon with 1 male over 45; 1 male, 16-26; 1 male, 10-16; 
1 female over 45; 1 female, 16-26. 

2. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Deeds, Book 16, p. 430. 

3. Ibid., Book 16, p. 101. 

4. Ibid., Book 16, p. 431. 

5. Ibid., Book 23, p. 112. 

6. Ibid., Book 20, p. 191. 

7. The author believes her maiden name may have been 'Reid' because of the persistent appearance of 
'Allen' among her children and grandchildren, indicating a close relationship with Allen Reid. 

8. 1820 U. S. census, Mecklenburg County, N. C. Thomas Dearmond with 1 male, 26-45; 1 female 
over 45. Same census records Thomas Dearmond with 1 male, 16-26; 1 female, 16-26; who may 
have been a son of Thomas A. Dearmond, or the son of one of his brothers. 

9. Thomas and Mary Dearmond sold to Joseph N. Alexander, land in Mecklenburg County, on January 
29, 1819, being a part of dower land to Mary' Dearmond; witnessed by Archibald Cathey. Mecklenburg 
County Deeds, Book 21, p. 85. 

Will of John Simmonds dated January 16, 1812, mentions his wife, Kitura, and his daughter, Molly 
Dearmond. Mecklenburg County, N. C, Will Book F, p. 194. 

10. Mecklenburg County Deeds, Book 20, p. 196. 

11. Ibid., Book 20, p. 191. 

12. Ibid., Book 26, p. 234. 

13. From Marriage Vows in Mecklenburg County. Recorded as "Jane Dermond". 

14. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Deed Book 19, p. 86. James Dearmond who witnessed this document 
must have been Polly's brother. 

AG III SAMUEL DEARMOND (cl760-1819), Feliciana Parish, La. 

Samuel Dearmond, son of Thomas Dermond and Mary Flenniken, was born prob- 
ably in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, prior to his father's removal to Mecklenburg 
County, N. C, although the exact year is unknown, and apparently was named for his 
mother's brother, Samuel Flenniken (q.v.). He grew to manhood on his father's farm 
on McAlpins Creek, and evidently married in North Carolina, although there is no 
known record of the marriage. After 1784, in company with his brothers, David Flen- 
niken Dearmond and Richard Dearmond, he either accompanied or followed his uncle, 
John Dermond (q.v.) to what later became Knox County, Tennessee, and lived there 
until sometime after 1801, although one authority has him in Mississippi as early as 
1795. 1 This is contradicted by the tax reports for Blount County, Tennessee, for the 
years 1800 and 1801, which record him as possessed of 200 acres of land in 1800 and 
150 acres of land in 1801, and taxable with one white poll. His farm may have been 
first in Knox County and later included in Blount County when that county was 
formed in 1795. Soon after 1801, Samuel, his first cousin, David Flenniken Dearmond, 
and perhaps another first cousin, Joseph F. Flenniken, son of Samuel Flenniken (q.v.) ', 
left East Tennessee and went down the Tennessee River on log rafts, successfully 
negotiated the Muscle Shoals on the Tennessee River in Alabama, leaving the river 
where it swings north again, and followed the Natchez Trace to Mississippi. 10 Ap- 
parently, they reached the Mississippi territory about 1803 and remained there only a 
brief time. 2 

Although Samuel moved into West Florida, a Spanish possession, in 1803, he did 
not at first enter claim for any land. On September 8, 1806, he settled on Bayou 
Pierre, and on November 15, 1806, entered claim for 150 acres. 3 This tract had been 
originally settled by Robert Thompson, and Samuel made his claim as assignee of 
David Lum. At the same time, he entered claim for 640 additional acres Bayou 
Pierre, as original settler, on October 30, 1806/ Another record indicates that he 
secured additional land in June 1808." All these claims were entered while Feliciana 
was st.ll a part of West Florida and under the Spanish crown. Spanish rule was over- 
thrown by the settlers in 1810 and the Republic of Feliciana set up which endured for 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 



33 



74 days, after which the United States Congress claimed it as part of the Louisiana 
Purchase. Undoubtedly our subject played a conspicuous role in this revolt. The 
map of original land grants in East Feliciana Parish shows Samuel's land as lying along 
the east side of Comite River, near and slightly northwest of Clinton, and consisting of 
615.82 acres." 

Peace was not yet to come to this rugged descendant of pioneers, and when the 
United States became embroiled with Great Britain in the War of 1812, he answered 
the call of General Andrew Jackson in 1814, and joined his army at New Orleans. He 
served in Captain L. C. Griffeth's Horse Company, commanded by Colonel Hinds. He 
was accompanied by his four sons, and served until the end of the war in 1815.' 

He died in 1819, after a rich and eventful life, so typical of our pioneer ancestors 
whose task it was to open up and domesticate this wild and rich continent. 8 

He married early in life, Elizabeth — , whose maiden name may have been Elizabeth 
Greene. 11 She is recorded, along with her husband, as a charter member of Old 
Hephzibah Baptist Church in 1813. 12 On September 1, 1819, after her husband's death, 
Elizabeth purchased his assets (presumably the family personal effects), and the purchase 
was secured by her son, William. 8 There is no record of her birth or death. 

Issue: DEARMOND or D'ARMOND (incomplete) 
AG IV Eunice 9 

m. Levi Curtis. 
Issue: CURTIS 
AG V Jonathon J. 



Elizabeth* 



Thomas Flenniken 

William 

Samuel Greene, Sr. 

John 



d. 1845, East Feliciana Parish, La. 
m. George Reddin. 10 
Issue: REDDIN 
AG V John S. 

Nancy A. 

Elizabeth 

Louisiana 

Virginia 

b. March 1, 1795. 
b. cl797. 
b. cl800. 



b. 1800. 



1. See SAMUEL JACKSON D'ARMOND (1816-1897), footnote 1. 

2. Petition to Congress asking "that under land office to be opened in the Mississippi Territory, be 
held within the Bounds of same and that actual settlers on the vacant lands may have a pre-emption 
right secured to them" carries the name of Samuel Dearmond as one of the signers, appearing in 
Section II, dated August 25, 1802. Carter, Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol. 5, Mississippi, 
p. 166. 

3. American State Papers, Public Lands, Vol. 1, p. 899: Samuel Dearmond entered claim number 41 
for 150 acres, Sept. 8, 1806, for land west of Pearl River, original settler, Robert Thompson. Signed 
"Samuel Dearmond, assignee of David Lum." Entered November 15, 1806. 

4. Ibid., pp. 815, 900: Samuel Dearmond, Claim No. 102, November 15, 1806, 640 acres, Bayou Pierre, 
original settler, October 30, 1806. 

5. Ibid., Vol. 3, p. 68: Samuel Dearmond settled on land west of Pearl River, La., June 1808, and 
claimed title to it. 



34 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

6. Map drawn by John C. Seanion, October 1896, and hangs in the Conveyances Record Room, Court- 
house, Clinton, La. 

7. See THOMAS FLENNIKEN D'ARMOND, footnote 4. 

8. From Succession Records, Drawer 30, West Feliciana Parish, La. Assets of Samuel Dearmond (de- 
ceased) sold September 1, 1819, to Elizabeth Dearmond and secured by William Dearmond. (East 
and West Feliciana were originally Feliciana Parish and the seat of government was at St. Francisvillc, 
now parish seat of West Feliciana Parish.) 

9. See SAMUEL G. DEARMOND, Senior (cl800-183T), footnote 4. 

10. East Feliciana Parish, La. Conveyances, Book J, p. 369: "We, Jas. Vaughn, George W. Munday, 
James G. Dearmond and Levi Lee, being sworn according to law depose and say, That we will decide 
in all matters that may be submitted to us in family meeting touching the interests of the minor 
children of Elizabeth Dearmond, deceased wife of George Reddin, according to the best of our 

< knowledge and ability . . . this 10th day of May, A.D. 1845. Signed: George Reddin— James Vaughan— 
G. W. Munday— J. G. Dearmond— Levi Lee. 

Be it remembered that on this 10th day of May 1845 . . . did assemble and swear in family meeting 
George Reddin, James Vaughan, James G. Dearmond, relatives; and Levi Lee, George W. Munday, 
friends of the minor heirs of Elizabeth Dearmond, deceased wife of George Reddin, to wit: John 
S. Reddin, Nancy A., Elizabeth, Louisiana and Virginia Reddin . . . being substituted in the place 
of W. G. Reddin, William Reddin. Samuel Flannakin, and Thomas F. Dearmond, relatives of said 
minors who had accepted service and waived notice and agreed to attend this day ... at 11 a.m. in 
conference to the decree of the Probate Court . . . and it being now just the hour fixed and they 
not being in attendance . . . and after having sworn said members according to law . . . and Joseph 
Kelly, under-lutor to the said minors being present, and advising with said family meeting . . . 
Signed: J. G. Dearmond-G. E. Munday-Levi Lee-James Vaughan-George (hXm) Reddin-Joseph 
Kelly, under-tutor. Recorded June 24, 1845." 

(Samuel Flannakin, mentioned in above document as a relative may have been a son of one of 
the sons of James Flenniken (q.v.) of Mecklenburg County, N. C, who was the grandfather of 
Samuel Dearmond. See SAMUEL JACKSON D'ARMOND, Footnote 1, for reference to "one or two 
cousins" who accompanied Samuel Dearmond to Tennessee and Mississippi.) 

11. This assumption is supported by the fact that one of her sons was named 'Samuel Greene'. Again, 
her grandson, John Dearmond (1800-?), named his eldest child 'Ira Green'. The appearance of the 
name Greene' twice in the family strongly indicates a family origin and since there is no other source 
save through Elizabeth's family, the author is fairly certain of the correctness of this assumption. 

12. From records of Old Hephsibah Baptist Church, constituted in 1813, and located some 10 miles north- 
east of Chnton, East Feliciana Parish, La., now in the Archival Section, Louisiana State Library. 

>rig.na! or charter members listed by males and females; Samuel Dearmond listed under males and 
Elizabeth Dearmond listed under females. No other Dearmonds listed. 

AG III DAVID FLENNIKEN DEARMOND (cl775-1838), Blount County, Tenn. 

David Henniken Dearmond, son of Thomas Dermond and Mary Flenniken, was 
born 1770-1780, in Mecklenburg County, N. C. 3 He and his brothers, Richard and 
Samuel, came to Knox County, Tennessee, sometime after 1784, in company with their 
uncle, John Dearmond. He settled in what became Blount County, and became a 
farmer and slave owner. 1 He was reported in the 1800 and 1801 tax and taxable 
property reports for Blount County, as owner of 100 acres of land and taxable for one 
wh.te poll. The location of his holdings in Blount County has not been determined. 
He d!ed in 1838, leaving no will, and his son, Thomas Gillespie DeArmond, was ap- 
pointed administrator. 2 

His wife was Margaret Harvey (b. 1780-1790) . 3 
Issue: DeARMOND 4 
AG IV Thomas Gillespie 

Robert 



b. 1795, Blount County, Tenn. 



b. 1797, Blount County, Tenn. 

h. after his marriage, settled in Polk County, Tenn., 

where he engaged in farming. He may have lived for 

awhile in Monroe County. 1 
m. Nov. 8, 1825, Monarky Lucket (b. 1807, Va.), 6 William 

Eagleton officiating. 6 



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35 



Issue: DeARMOND 8 
AG V John 



John Flenniken 

Richard 

David 

William Harvey 



Charity B. 
William H. 
a son 

Thomas S. 
David 
Granville C. 



b. 1826, in Tenn." 

m. Martha - (b. 1831). 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Lucy C. b. 1848 

b. 1832, Tenn. 

b. 1830, Tenn. 

b. 1830-1835. 5 

b. 1813. Tenn/' 



b. 1845, Tenn. 5 



b. 1848, Tenn. 



b. cl804, Blount County, Tenn. 

b. May 3, 1809, Blount County, Tenn. 



b. 1812, Blount County, Tenn. 

h. a farmer; r. Polk County, Tenn. 

m. Dec. 30, 1834, Mary Childress (b. 1814), dau. of Stephen 

Childress (b. 1775, N.C.) , Wm. Billue " officiating." 
Issue: DeARMOND 8 
AG V Malissa A. 

b. 1836, Bradley County, 
Tenn. 



Margaret E. 
Sarah J. 

David H. 
Elmira S. 
Mary 



b. 1838, Bradley County, 
Tenn. 

b. 1841, Polk County, Tenn. 
m. Sept. 30, 1868, Martin 
Boyde. 10 

b. 1844, Polk County, Tenn. 

b. 1847, Polk County, Tenn. 

b. 1849, Polk County, Tenn. 
m. Jan. 23, 1871, William 
Standfield." 



36 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Margaret" 



Elizabeth 



daughter 



daughter 



b. 1805-1810. 

m. Dec. 15, 1825, Joshua Hamilton, Rev. Wm. Eagleton 
officiating. 6 

b. 1810-1815. 

m. Dec. 24, 1829, Muse Vineyard, Rev. Isaac Anderson of 
New Providence Church of Blount County officiating." 

b. 1820-1825. 
m. — Giffin. 

b. 1825-1830. 



1. On Sept. 29, 1823, David Dearmond of Blount County borrowed $200 from Wm H. Cunningham 
of Knox County for two months and gave as security one negro slave girl, age 19 years. Knox County, 
Tennessee, Court Minutes. 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. newspaper, Feb. 6, 1839. NOTICE: By virtue of an order of sale from the County 
Court of Knox County, I will sell to the highest bidder at the Court House in Knoxville, on the 
second Saturday in March next, a very like Negro Boy, about 21 years of age, belonging to the 
estate of David G. DeArmond, on a credit of 12 mos; the purchaser giving bond with approved 
security. Thos. G. DeArmond, Adm. 

From Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, 1834-1840, p. 327. Thomas G. DeArmond, administrator 
of David DeArmond, deceased, having filed his petition stating that the said decedent having left 
ten legal heirs and that he also died possessed of a negro boy named James and that the amount of 
the personal property will not exceed five hundred dollars debts due against said estate, said Thomas 
DeArmond, requested an order from the court to sell said negro boy in order to make an equitable 
division of the estate amongst said heirs . . . which was granted by the court. 

Knoxville, Term. Gazette, Dec. 12, 1838: NOTICE: Letters of Administration having been granted 
to the undersigned by the County Court of Knox County upon the estate of David DeArmond, de- 
ceased, all persons indebted to said estate will please come forward and make payment to me forth- 
with and those having claims against the estate will present them, duly authenticated, within the 
time prescribed by law or they will be forever barred. Dec. 12, 1838. (Signed) Thomas G. DeArmond, 
Administrator. 

3. 1830 U. S. census, Blount County, Tenn. David Dearmond with 1 male, 50-60; 1 male, 15-20; 1 
female, 40-50; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 10-15; 1 female, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 

4. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, Book 13, p. 480. Judgement of §14.27 awarded to Bank of 
State of Tennessee, against Robert DeArmond, David DeArmond, Mathew Ewing and David DeArmond, 
April 8, 1826. (This evidently refers to our subject and his sons.) 

5. 1850 U. S. census, Polk County, Tenn. 

Robert Dearmond, 2nd Civil District age 53 farmer 

Monarchy Dearmond age 43 

Thomas S. Dearmond age 7 

David Dearmond age 5 

Granville C. Dearmond age 2 

6. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

7. 1840 l\ S. census, Monroe County, Tenn. Robert Dearmon with 1 male, 40-50; 1 male, 15-20; 2 
males. 5-10; 1 female, 30-40; 1 female, 10-15. 

1830 U. S. census, Monroe County, Tenn. Robert DeArmon with 1 male, 30-40; I male under 5; 1 
female, 20-30. 

8. 1850 U. S. census, Polk County, Tenn., records subjects in same neighborhood with Robert DeArmond. 
The natural assumption is that Robert DeArmond was the father since no other DeArmond family 
was recorded in the county and the ages agree with the assumed relationship. 

9. 1840 U. S. census, Bradley County, Tenn. William H. DeArmond with 1 male, 20-30; 1 female, age 
20-30; 2 females under 5. 

1850 U. S. census, Polk County, Tenn. 
Harvey DeArmond, farmer 
Mary DeArmond 
Malissa DeArmond 
Margaret E. DeArmond 
Sarah J. DeArmond 
David H. DeArmond 



b. Tenn. 
b. Va. 
b. Tenn. 
b. Tenn. 
b. Tenn. 



aje 38 


b. 


Tenn. 


age 36 


b. 


Tenn. 


age 14 


b. 


Tenn. 


age 12 


b. 


Tenn. 


age 9 


b. 


Tenn. 


age 6 


b. 


Tenn. 



LINE A-l -DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 37 

Elmira S. DeArmond age 3 b. Tenn. 

Mary DeArmond age 8 mos. b. Tenn. 

Stephen Childress age 75 b. N. C. 

10. McMinn County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Book G, p. 73; no return. 

11. McMinn County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Book G, p. 145; license issued Jan. 23, 1871; no return. 

12. Blount County, Tenn. Deeds of Transfer, Book O, p. 23, Jan. 8, 1820: Richard Dearmond of Lawrence 
County, Alabama, gives "to my niece, Peggy A. Dearmond, who is a daughter of my brother, David 
Dearmond, for love and affection, Vfc of all my real estate and negroes." 

AG III RICHARD DEARMOND (cl770-cl819), Lawrence County, Ala. 

Richard Dearmond, son of Thomas Dermond and Mary Flenniken, was born 
probably in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, although the year is unknown. He 
came to East Tennessee with his brothers, Samuel and David Flenniken, and settled 
in Knox County, Tennessee. His farm was later included in Blount County when that 
county was formed. He is recorded as owning 200 acres of land in 1800, and 150 acres 
in 1801, in the tax lists for those years. 1 

His name is recorded as bondsman on the marriage bond of William Stephenson 
and Jean Hamilton, dated April 17, 1793, 3 indicating he had already reached his 
majority. 

He is shown on December 22, 1792, as a corporal with six men, holding a frontier 
garrison at Wells Station, Knox County (later Blount County), against the Indians.' 
On June 8, 1797, he was shown as an ensign in Captain Rhea's Company, vice John 
Kelly, Tennessee Militia; and on May 25, 1799, as lieutenant, and again on October 
23, 1799, as captain.* The 1800 and 1801 tax lists for Blount County, Tennessee, include 
Captain Dearmond's company, indicating he still held that rank. 1 

In 1810, he secured a Tennessee land grant for 346 acres of land in Blount County, 
lying along the Little River, being in the vicinity of present-day Chandler's Station. 
This grant may have been secured to clear title to his lands which he had settled before 
the creation of the State of Tennessee under North Carolina land grant, all such land 
grants having been declared void by the Tennessee legislature. 6 

Sometime after 1801, he left Blount County and settled in Lawrence County, Ala- 
bama, where he died about 1819. His will left one half of his estate to Peggy A. Dear- 
mond, daughter of his brother, David Flenniken Dearmond, of Blount County, 
Tennessee.' 

No evidence has been found indicating that he married or had a family. 
Issue: unknown 



1. Pollyanna Creekmore, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, Blount County (East Tennessee Historical 
Society's Publication, No. 24, 1952). 

2. Knox County, Tennessee, marriage records. 

3. Ramsays Annals of Tennessee, East Tennessee Edition, p. 565. 

4. Mrs. John Trotwood Moore, Records of Commissions of Officers in the Tennessee Militia, 1796- 
1811, Vol. 1. 

5. See Appendix, Richard Dearmond, Land Grant No. 1761. 

6. Blount County, Tenn. Deed, Book O, p. 23, Jan. 8, 1820. 

"To my niece, Peggy A. Dearmond who is a daughter of my brother David Dearmond, for love and 
affection, one-half of all my real estate and negroes". Recorded from Last Will and Testament of 
Richard Dearmond of Lawrence County, Ala. 



39 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG IV WILLIAM DEARMOND (cl775-1857), Bradley County, Tennessee 

William Dearmond, son of James Dearmond, senior, and Elizabeth ?Reid, was born 
in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1770-1780. He must have migrated from North 
Carolina to Tennessee rather early in life as the U. S. census for 1850 records his son, 
William M., as having been born in Tennessee in 1800. Where he first settled after 
reaching Tennessee is not known, but he may have tarried for a while in the vicinity of 
Knoxville, as the lower East Tennessee counties were not open for settlement until 
shortly after the turn of the century. He was a farmer, and his search for more and 
better land undoubtedly prompted his move to the fertile and well watered lands of 
lower East Tennessee. He may also have influenced his uncle, Allen Dearmond. to 
move to East Tennessee, although Allen did not leave the state of his birth until after 
1827. There is some evidence that William may have also operated a grist mill in 
connection with his farming. He ultimately settled in Bradley County, and made his 
home at Flint Springs. 1 He died between February and August, 1857. 2 

The name of his wife is not known. 
Issue: DeARMOND (incomplete)' 
\G V William M. 

b. 1800, in Tennessee; d. 1850-1856, Bradley County, 

Tenn. 3 He was a farmer, 
m. Eliza (or Ellen) — , b. 1820 in South Carolina." 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Mary Elizabeth 



John Allen 



Elizabeth 



John Allen 



Nancy Caroline 



Eliza Jane 



b. bl840, Bradley Co. Tenn. 

m. — Walker. 6 

r. Wayne County, Miss. 

b. 1842, Bradley County, 

Tenn. 
r. Wayne County, Miss. 4 

b. 1844, Bradley County, 

Tenn. 
r. Wayne County, Miss. 

b. 1846, Bradley County, 

Tenn. 
r. Wayne County, Miss, 
m. Bartee 5 

b. 1848, Bradley County, 

Tenn. 
r. Wayne County, Miss." 



b. Dec. 22, 1806. 

b. 1828, Bradley County, Tenn., d. May 30, 1864. 
m. William F. M. Rice (b. 1814, South Carolina; d. 1911), 
son of William Rice.* 



Archibald Newton 



LINE A 1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 39 

r. Flint Springs, Tennessee. 
Issue: RICE 8 



age 18 




b. 


Miss. 


age 16 




b. 


Miss. 


age 14 




b. 


Miss. 


age 12 




b. 


Miss. 


age 4 


(?) 


b. 


Miss. 



1. 1840 U. S. census, Bradley County, Tennessee. Williarn Dearmond with 1 male, 60-70; 1 female, 
15-20; 2 females, 10-15. 

2. See Appendix, William Dearmond vs. Eli/a DeArmond. 

3. 1840 U. S. census. Bradley County, Tenn. William Darmon with 1 male, 30-40; 1 male under 5; 
1 female, 20-30; 1 female under 5. 

1850 U. S. census, Bradley County, Term. William Dearmon, age 50, a farmer, born in Tennessee; 
Bilkra A. Walker, age 19, in his household; no others. This indicates that he was not living with 
his wife and family. A study of Court Action recorded in the Appendix (see footnote 2, above) reveals 
that at the time his father brought the suit, William M. was deceased, indicating that he must have 
died between 1850 and 1857, the date of the court action. 

4. William M. DeArmond's wife, Ellen, removed at some date to Wayne County, Mississippi, probably 
before 1850, as William is shown as living alone in the 1850 census. She is shown in the 1860 census, 
Wayne County, Miss.: 

Ellen Deerman age 40 farmer b. S. C. 

John Deerman 

Nancy Deerman 

Elisha (Eliza?) 

Archie 

Ann (?) 

5. Bradley County, Tennessee, Deed Book O, p. 377: 

"E. J. Bartee to Archie DeArmond, title and claim to Estate of William M. D'Armond, July 1, 1895. 
For and in consideration of $30 to me in hand paid, I bargain, sell and convey to A. N. DeArmond 
all my interest right and title in 80 acres of land in East Tennessee, known as the Estate of William 
M. DeArmond." Following document recorded in support of above deed of transfer: 

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI: Eliza DeArmond et al to Archie DeArmond, State of Mississippi, Wayne 
County: This indenture made and entered into this the 5th day of June A.D. 1895 by and between 
Eliza D'Armond, widow, Mary Walker, Susan Garines, heirs of William M. DeArmond, of the first 
part and Archie D'Armond of the second part. Witnesseth for and in consideration of $100 to be 
in hand paid we hereby quitclaim [and] deliver to said Archie D'Armond all our right, title and 
interest in and to the following described lot of land situated and lying in the County of Bradley 
in the State of Tennessee and described as follows: 80 acres bounded on the E. by S. H. D'Armond, 
on the W. by J. L. Jones, on the N. and S. by Martin V. Jones in the 4th Civil District of said 
State with all rents due or to become due to leave and to hold to him Archie D'Armond and his 
heirs and assigns forever. Witness our hands and seals the day and year above written. Personally 
appeared before me, W. S. Davis, Clerk, the within named Eli/a D'Armond and Susan Garines, who 
acknowledged that they signed and delivered the foregoing . . . 

6. J. N. Wooten, Sketches of Pioneer Citizens of Bradley County and Cleveland. "William Francis Marion 
Rice, born in South Carolina in 1814, moved to East Tennessee in 1821, before the Indians were 
removed. He was a pioneer school teacher and helped build the E. T. and G. Railroad. His home 
was at Flint Springs. He died at the age of 97 years. He was a son of William Rice who moved 
from South Carolina in 1821 and settled near Red Clay, Georgia. [He] was on friendly terms with the 
Indians and often attended their councils. He served on the first jury in Bradley County. Buried at 
Flint Springs." 

7. See Geographical Index of Unidentified Names, Lavina DeArmon, Bradley County, Tennessee. 

8. All efforts to obtain the names of Elizabeth's issue from her known descendants have been fruitless. 

AG IV ALLEN DEARMOND (1785-1842), Monroe County, Tenn. 

Allen Dearmond, son of James Dearmond, senior, and Elizabeth ?Reid, was born 
December 16, 1785, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where he grew to man- 
hood and married. 13 He became a successful farmer and owned land. He was also a 
county magistrate, as evinced by documents executed before him. 1 On March 1, 
1827, he sold his farm in Mecklenburg County, 2 and soon afterward removed to Ten- 
nessee, settling in Monroe County. On February 5, 1828, he purchased land from 
George Davis, 3 and about 1829 or 1830, he purchased land from F. S. Clarke. 4 The 
1830 census shows him as a man of means, with a large family, and owning 5 slaves. 8 
He is again recorded in the 1840 census with one additional son." 

He died in 1842. His will, probated the same year, gave his age and date of birth, 
and mentioned all his living children and the son of a deceased daughter. 7 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



He married in North Carolina, Mary Caldwell (b. 1790), daughter of Agnes Cald- 
well, widow. 8 On December 30, 1845, Mary sold all her personal effects to her daughters, 
Elizabeth and Sarah, her son-in-law, Peter Twoomy, and her other children, in exchange 
for a bond for her lifetime maintenance.' The 1850 census for Monroe County, Ten- 
nessee, records Mary Dearmon, age 50, birthplace Kentucky, as living with her daughter, 
Elizabeth, age 30, birthplace Tennessee. If this refers to our subject's wife, there are 
glaring discrepancies, as circumstances require her birthplace and that of her daughter, 
Elizabeth, to have been North Carolina, and her age not less than 60 in 1850. No 
further record of Mary has been found, and the date of her death is not known. 
[ssue: DeARMOND 
AG V James Wesley 

b. 1S12, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
Thompson A. 

b. 1815-1820, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
h. On Aug. 10, 1868, he appointed his nephew, Samuel 
D. Twoomy, as his attorney-in-fact to dispose of his 
interests in his father's estate. This document was ex- 
ecuted in Logan County, Ky. Since he was not recorded 
in the Monroe County census for 1850, apparently he 
settled in Kentucky prior to that year. 



Isabella 



Catherine 



Elizabeth 



Samuel S. 



b. 1810-1815, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. Dec. 27, 1838, Monroe County, 
Twoomy. 
Issue: TWOOMY 
AG VI Allen Jackson 



Tenn., Peter L. 



b. Monroe County, Tenn. 10 



prior 



to 



b. 1815-1820, Mecklenburg County, N. C; 

1877. 7 

m. July 5, 1840, Monroe County, Tenn., Peter L. Twoomy, 
widower of her sister, Isabella. 11 
Issue: TWOOMY 7 



AG VI 



Thomas L. 
Mary A. 

Samuel D. 
Sarah M. 



m. Jefferson Cary 
m. Lucinda — 

m. Prier Sheets; r. 

Hamilton County, Tenn. 



b. 
h. 



1815-1820, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

recorded in a deed of sale dated Feb. 20, 1877, as being 

unmarried.' 



b. 1820-1825, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
h. on April 12, 1873, he executed a deed of sale to Ander- 
son Cary, his brother-in-law, for his interest in 2 tracts 



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41 



Allen Jackson 



Sarah 



John E. 
William Richard 



of land belonging to the estate of his father. 7 This deed 
was executed in Logan County, Kentucky. Since neither 
he nor his brother, Thompson A. DeArmond, were re- 
corded in the 1850 census for Monroe County, it is 
apparent that both removed to Kentucky prior to 1850 
and perhaps before 1845. 

b. 1810-1820, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

h. apparently was living in Monroe County at the time 
of his father's death, but removed to Kentucky prior to 
1850 since he did not appear in the 1850 census for 
Monroe County, Tenn. He lost his life while on a trip 
to New Orleans by flatboat transporting farm commodi- 
ties to the New Orleans market, 1840-1850. He was 
unmarried. 

b. 1820-1825, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

m. Sept. 26, 1848, Monroe County, Tenn., Anderson 

Cary, 12 a farmer, 
h. continued to live in Monroe County, as she and her 

husband later quit-claimed their interest in her mother's 

estate. 7 

b. 1826, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
b. 1830-1835, Monroe County, Tenn. 



1. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Register of Deeds, Book 20, p. 191. Deed from James Dearmond, Sr., 
to James, Jr., for a tract of land for $140. Attested by Allen Dearmond (Jurat) and Thomas Dear- 
mond. 

Ibid., Book 20, p. 196, March 13, 1815. A tract of 165 acres to James Dearmond by William and 

John Bodkin. Said document being witnessed by Allen Dearmond (Jurat) and William S. Bodkin and 

Thomas A. Dearmond. 

Ibid., Book 21, p. 74, May 28, 1816. Allen Dearmond bought land from John Bodkin. 

Ibid., Book 21, p. 408 Jan. 18, 1822. Allen Dearmond bought land from Needham Thomson. 

Ibid., Book 22, p. 221, Feb. 25, 1822. Allen Dearmond, from Jas. Wilson Mortgage. 

2. Ibid., Book 23, p. 138, March 1, 1827. Allen Dearmond and Wm Barnet sold to Caleb Erwin, land. 
Mecklenburg County Trustee under this mortgage. 

3. Monroe County Register of Deeds, Book A, p. 188, Feb. 5, 1828. Original record destroyed by fire. 

4. Ibid., Book A, p. 931, circa 1829-1830. Original record destroyed by fire. 

5. 1830 U. S. census, Monroe County, Tenn. Allen Dearmond with 1 male under 5; 1 male, 5-10; 1 
male, 10-15; 1 male, 15-20; 1 male, 40-50; 1 female, 5-10; 2 females, 10-15; 1 female, 15-20; 1 
females, 30-40; 2 male slaves; 3 female slaves. 

Again recorded in same census exactly as above except as follows: 1 male, 50-60; 1 female, 40-50. 

6. 1840 U. S. census, Monroe County, Tenn. A. D. Dearmond with 1 male, 50-60; 2 males, 20-30; 
1 male, 15-20; 1 male, 10-15; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 40-50; 2 females, 20-30; 1 female, 15-20. 

7. See Appendix, Allen Dearmond, Estate of. 

8. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Will Book G, p. 92. Will of Agnes Caldwell, widow, dated Jan. 31, 
1830, mentions her daughter, Mary Dearmond. 

9. Monroe County, Tenn. marriages, Book 1, p. 41, Wesley Stephens, J. P., officiating. 

10. Allen Deannond's will (see Appendix) mentions Allen Jackson Twoomy among his direct heirs, 
indicating he was inheriting his mother's share of the estate, his mother being unnamed in the will. 

11. Monroe County, Tenn. marriages, Book 1, p. 113. No return. 

12. Ibid., Book 3, pp. 72, 73. No return. 

13. 1820 U. S. census, Mecklenburg County, N. C. Allen Dearmond with 2 males under 10; 2 males, 
26-45; 3 females under 10; 2 females, 26-45. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG IV JOHN DEARMOND (al775-1843), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

John Dearmond, son of James Dearmond, senior, was born after 1775 in Mecklen- 
burg County, N. C. He followed the pursuit of farming, and was a slave owner. 1 He 
died in 1843, his will being dated October 29, 1843.' 

He married Margaret Boyes,' 1 perhaps a daughter of John Boyes, and perhaps a 
granddaughter of Hugh Kirkpatrick. 
ksue: DeARMOND 8 
AG V John C. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
James B. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. Oct. 17, 1853, Dorcas M. Sturgeon. 4 

h. served as a private in Civil War, in Co. F, 49th Regi- 
ment, N. C. troops, and was wounded. 5 

b. Apr. 2, 1825, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

b. Feb. 12, 1827, near Charlotte, N. C. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

b. before 1809, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
h. on Mar. 5, 1839, he sold one Negro girl, aged about 19, 
to S. B. McCombs, for $725. T 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. Andrew Gibbens. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. Aaron H. Griffith. 
Issue: GRIFFITH 
AG VI Amelia 

d. Jan. 1862. 8 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 



Hugh Kirkpatrick 
Aaron Lconidas 
Eli G. 
William W. 



Margaret G. 



Ann G. 



Jennet L. 
Elizabeth M. 



I. John Dearmond purchased land on Four Mile Creek from John Boyes on March 24, 1823. Mecklen- 
burg County Register of Deeds, Book 23, p. 443. 

Ibid., Book and page not recorded, Jan. 7, 1830. John Dearmond purchased 156 acres from John 
Mathews for $1000., witness being William W. DeArmond. 
Ibid., Book 24, p. 353, Dec. 20, 1831, he purchased from William Witherspoon four male slaves. 

2. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Will Book I, p. 132. 

3. She may have been a daughter of John Boyes, from whom her husband purchased land in 1823. See 
footnote 1, above. 

4. Mecklenburg County, N. C. marriage records. 

5. Alexander, History of Mecklenburg County. 

6. A tradition in Hugh Kirkpatrick DeArmond's family says that two or three of the sons of John 
Dearmond settled in the West. 

7. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Register of Deeds, Book 28, p. 142. 

8. Her will dated April 4, 1861, and recorded January 1862, mentions her "brother Hugh K. DeArmond." 
Mecklenburg County Will Book J, p. 122. 



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43 



AG IV JAMES DEARMOND, Jr. (1788-1878), Charlotte, N. C. 

James Dearmond, Jr., son of James Dearmond, Sr., and Elizabeth ?Reid, was born 
in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, October 26, 1788. He apparently followed 
his father's pursuit of farming 1 and lived out his life in the county where he was born. 2 
He was a Methodist, and a deeply religious man who spent long hours reading his 
Bible before he became blind, and much time on his knees in prayer. He died blind 
at the age of 90, on August 18, 1878. 3 

He married in 1808, Amelia Spain (b. cl790, Raleigh, N. C; d. March. 1867). 
Issue: DeARMON 
AG V Mary M. ("Polly") 



Martha A. 

("Patsy") 



Andrew M. 
Samuel 
Nancy L. 
Richard Lawson 
Abbie S. 



b. July 24, 1810; d. July 13, 1901. 

b. Aug. 1 3, 1 8 1 1 ; d. July 26, 1 875. 

m. Nov. 12, 1835, Mecklenburg County, N. C, Joseph F. 
Hill. 4 

b. March 14, 1813; d. Nov. 12, 1826, at age of 13. 

b. Oct. 5, 1814; d. Oct. 17, 1814. 

b. March 25, 1817; d. July 25, 1817. 

b. April 10, 1818. 

b. Oct. 6, 1819; d. 1929. 

m. Dec. 15, 1836, Spain Edwards. 



1. Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds, Alexander ledgers, Rook 20. p. 196, March 13, 1815. James 
Dearmond bought land on Clarke Creek from Win Boykin. 

2. 1810 U. S. census, Mecklenburg County, X. C. James Dearmon with 1 male, 16-26; 1 female, 16-26; 
1 female under 10. 

1820 U. S. census, Mecklenburg County, N. C. James Dearmond with 1 male, 26-45; 2 males 
under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 10-16; 2 females under 10. 

3. His will mentions daughter "M. M." and son "R. L." Will Book K, p. 385, Mc< klenburg County 
Register of Wills. 

4. Wm. M. Clements, North 6- South Carolina Marriage Records. Recorded as "Martha A. Dermont." 



AG IV THOMAS FLENNIKEN D'ARMOIND (1795-1865), East Feliciana Parish, La. 

Thomas Flenniken D'Armond, son of Samuel Dearmond and Elizabeth ?Greene, 
was born March 1, 1795, in Blount County, Tennessee, 1 although one authority has him 
born in Mississippi. 2 About 1802, his father left Blount County, Tennessee, and moved 
down the Tennessee River and the Natchez Trace to Mississippi Territory, where he 
remained until about 1803, when he moved on into the Feliciana section of West 
Florida. There Thomas grew to manhood. He married at the age of 18, and moved 
into a home of his own. Within a year after his marriage, he joined his father and 
brothers in the War of 1812, and served with General Jackson in the Battle of New 
Orleans. 6 He returned home to his young wife and baby with the rank of "Captain", 
which his friends continued to use in addressing him throughout his life. He later 
engaged in the mercantile business at Clinton, the firm name being Guay &: DeArmond. 15 
This business was in active operation in the 1830's, but was apparently dissolved later 
by court action. After the death of his first wife in 1833, he visited his son, Samuel 



44 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Jackson, who was living in Roane County, Tennessee. 2 There he met and married a 
sister of his son's wife. He remained in Roane County about a year, afterwards return- 
ing to his home in Louisiana. 

He became a planter and one of the prominent men of his community, not only 
because of his wealth and business ability but for his intellect and culture as well. He 
was a tall, erect man, kind and generous and jolly, 3 and possessed of unusual gifts of 
energy and industry, since he amassed quite a fortune in lands and slaves during his 
active years. 4 

His plantation, located on the hills east of Clinton about four miles, consisted of 
484.74 acres,* and became known as 'D'Armond Hill', which designation is still in use 
today. It lay on gently rolling hills, and represented some of the choicest holdings in 
the parish. He lived out his later years in peace, comfort and affluence until the advent 
of the Civil War. In common with all Southern planters, he owned many slaves, over 
a hundred in fact, and when they were freed at the end of the war, his land holdings 
were of little value to him without the slaves to cultivate them. Being then 70 years 
of age, the destruction of the civilization he had contributed so much of his life to 
build was a great shock to him. That, combined with the death of his son, Lafayette, 
during the course of the war, undoubtedly hastened his death. He died June 13, 1865, 
and was buried in the family plot, not far from his mansion house. This plot, located 
on 'D'Armond Hill', is in a good state of preservation today, and the headstones are 
all erect and completely legible (1951) . 

He married first, on May 13, 1813, Julia Ann White (b. Jan. 1, 1795; d. Feb. 25, 
1833; g. D'Armond Hill cemetery, East Feliciana Parish, La.) T It is possible she was 
a daughter of Gideon White, as he is recorded as a close relative in a family council 
held at Clinton, Louisiana, after her death, to discuss her children's property interests.* 
The name 'Gideon* also appears in the name of one of her sons, and is repeated again 
and again in later generations. 

He married second, on November 3, 1836, in Roane County, Tennessee, 11 Elizabeth 
Thompson DeArmond (b. Aug. 19, 1806, Roane County, Tennessee; d. May 2, 1850, 
East Feliciana Parish, La.; g. D'Armond Hill c.) , his second cousin, and a daughter of 
James DeArmond (q.v.) and Susan Shadden. After a year in Roane County as a bride, 
she accompanied her husband to his plantation home in Louisiana. She was a sister 
of Gnzza B. DeArmond who married her husband's son, Samuel Jackson D'Armond, 
senior. Her grave is marked with a handsome headstone which contains statistics of her 
birth, marriage and death, and is in perfect condition today (1951) . 

He married third, on April 9, 1865, Roxana E. Musselman, who, it is believed, 
was a widow at the time of the marriage. 14 No issue. 
Issue: D'ARMOND first marriage 
AG V Mary Ann 

b. Oct. 14, 1814, Feliciana Parish, La., d. Mar. 23, 1864. 1 ' 
m. first: Dec. 11, 1834, East Feliciana Parish, La., Joseph 
Smith. 9 

m. second: circa 1838, Levi Dawson. 18 
m. third: Sept. 12, 1857, Wm G. Wright." 
Samuel Jackson, Sr. 

b. March 21, 1816, Feliciana Parish, La. 
James Gideon, Sr. 

b. Nov. 4, 1818, Feliciana Parish, La. 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 45 

Jane Emily 

b. May 10, 1821, Feliciana Parish, La., d. June 19, I860. 1 ' 

m. first: Feb. 26, 1838, East Feliciana Parish, La., Lewis 
Bell. 10 

m. second: Jan. 13, 1857, Robert L. Brashier. 16 
Issue: D'ARMOND second marriage 
AG V W. C. Lafayette 1 

b. Nov. 16, 1838, East Feliciana Parish, La.; d. June 13, 
1864, at Brewers Ferry on Pearl River, Miss. 12 

h. was studying law at the beginning of the Civil War. He 
became a lieutenant of cavalry, C.S.A., and was drowned 
while crossing Pearl River in Mississippi, during hos- 
tilities; his horse found its way home. He was recalled 
by Elizabeth D'Armond Knapp as a quite handsome 
young man, with a brilliant mind. He was very kind 
to her, a little girl, and wrote her faithfully, and sent 
her souvenirs while he was away at war. 13 



1. U. S. census, Feliciana Parish, La., for 1820. Thomas F. DeArmand with 1 male, 26-45; 1 male, 
18-26; 2 males under 10; 2 females, 16-26; 1 female under 10. 

1830 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. Thomas F. Dearmand with 1 male, 30-40; 2 males, 
10-15; 1 female, 30-40; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 5-10. 

1840 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. T. F. DeArmond with 1 male, 40-50; 1 male, 20-30; 
1 male under 5; 1 female, 20-30. 

1850 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. T. F. DeArmond, age 50, farmer, real estate value, 
$16,700, b. Tenn. W. C. DeArmond, age 12, b. La. 

2. See Samuel Jackson D'Armond (1816-1897), footnote 1. 

3. Recollections of Elizabeth D'Armond Knapp, who knew him when she was a child. Courtesy, Miss 
Ethel Knapp, Lake Charles, La. 

4. See Appendix, Capt. Thomas F. D'Armond, Memorial to. 

5. See Samuel Dearmond (cl 755-1819), footnote 7. 

6. Map of East Feliciana Parish, drawn October 1896, by John C. Seamon, shows Thos. F. DeArmond 
as owner of tract 80 with 484.74 acres, located on east side of Sandy Creek. 

7. These statistics from her headstone. 

8. East Feliciana Parish, La. Book of Conveyances, Book C, pp. 420-31. "We, the undersigned relations 
of the minor children of Thomas F. Dearmand and his deceased wife, Julian (sic) Dearmond, do 
solemnly swear that we will give our advice to the best of our knowledge, touching the interests of 
said minors on the subject matter on which we are called upon to deliberate, so help us God: 
Eunice Curtis, Nancy Nison, Elizabeth Reddin, Gideon White, Abram Nison, June 24, 1833. . . . 
they being five of the nearest relations of the minors, Mary Ann Dearmand, Samuel Jackson Dear- 
mand, James Gideon Dearmand and Jane Emily Dearmand, minor children of Thomas F. Dearmand 
and Julian (sic) Dearmand, deceased, late wife of the said Thomas F. Dearmand for the purpose 
of taking into consideration the subject matter contained in the petition of Thomas F. Dearmand, 
known on the docket of the probate court of the parish of East Feliciana as No. 625, which is to 
have the property held in common between him and his said minor children . . . and Samuel G. 
Dearmand the under tutor of said minors being present, advising and consulting with said family 
meeting concurs with them in this opinion as set forth above . . ." 

Nancy Nison recorded above is probably the wife of Abram Nison, also recorded, and the same 
as "Mrs. Nancy Ann Nesom" who is buried in the D'Armond Hill cemetery, and whose headstone 
reads: "Mrs. Nancy Ann Nesom, d. in Oct. 1852, aged 72 years." Whether she was a sister of Thomas 
F. D'Armond, or of his wife, Julia Ann White, has not been determined. 

9. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book X, p. 241. 

10. Ibid., Book A, p. 86. 

11. Roane County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Bond executed by Thos. F. D'Armond and Wm F. Brown. 

12. Bible of James G. D'Armond, Sr., reads: "W. C. L. D'Armond died Monday, June 13, 1864. Was 
drowned in Pearl River at Brewers Ferry attempting to swim across about 12 o'clock p.m. Body 
recovered third day about 10 o'clock a.m." A lock of dark brown curly hair with "W. C. L. D'Armond" 
written in ink on faded white ribbon, is in the Bible. 

IS. Courtesy, Miss Ethel Knapp, Lake Charles, La. 

14. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book B, p. 71. Also, Index to Conveyances, same 

parish, records on November 30, 1865, a transfer from Thomas F. D'Armond to Roxana E. D'Armond. 

This may have been a delayed recording of a deed made prior to her husband's death. 



46 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

15. Department of Archives, Louisiana State University, Accounts Receivable Ledger of Guay b DeArmond. 
This ledger is a part of records impounded by the Courts of East Feliciana Parish sometime prior to 
1842, during the hearings in a suit brought, by which the partnership was dissolved. These old 
records among others were found in the belfry of the Parish Courthouse and removed by consent 
and agreement to the Department of Archives, L. S. U., for preservation. 

16. Family Bible of James Gideon D'Armond, senior, now in possession of Elizabeth Youngblood (LaRue), 
Wichita Falls, Texas, (1951). 

AG IV WILLIAM DeARMOND (cl797-cl825), Feliciana Parish, La. 

William DeArmond, son of Samuel Dearmond and Elizabeth PGreene, was born 
about 1797, in Blount County, Tennessee, and was taken as a small child by his 
parents to Mississippi Territory and later into West Florida. 1 He spent his boyhood 
in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and while still a 'teen age lad, volunteered for service 
in the War of 1812, enlisting in the 1st Regiment of Volunteers, Mississippi Territory, 
this regiment being composed of Amite County, Mississippi, men. The fact that William 
lived across the line in only recently liberated Feliciana would have mattered not to 
Mississippi authorities, since none of these early settlers were concerned with political 
boundaries, their whole attention being directed toward the land. 2 

On February 8, 1816, William married Falley (or Falby) Cobb, in Amite County, 
Mississippi. 3 In the absence of any information to the contrary, we must assume that 
he was a farmer, and probably lived on and helped cultivate his father's large holdings. 
After his father's death in 1819, William's mother, Elizabeth, purchased his father's 
assets, the purchase being secured by William. 4 

He died as a young man, between 1820 and 1825, since his widow was married to 
William Gore on September 16, 1827. 5 The family apparently left East Feliciana Parish 
before 1830, since William Gore 7 is not listed in the 1830 census there. 
Issue: DeARMOND 1 (incomplete) 
AG V a daughter 

b. 1816-1820. 



"6 



Samuel Jackson 

and perhaps: 
Oliver 8 



b. 1820, Feliciana Parish, La. 

b. a!820. 

m. 1852, Ascension Parish, La., Mary Tycer. 



1. 1820 U. S. census, Feliciana Parish, La. Will De Armand with 1 male, 18-26; 1 male under 10 
1 female, 16-26; 1 female under 10. 

2. .Mississippi Historical Society, Roster of Soldiers from Mississippi Territory in the war of 1812 Vol 

IV. 1st RcR.ment of Volunteers- William Dearman, private. Regiment composed of Amite County men. 

... Case? & O ken. Amite County, Mississippi, Vol. 1. William DeArmonde married Falbv Cobb, Feb- 
ruary 8, 1816. 

4. See William Dearmond (cl755-I819), footnote 8. 

5. East Feliciana Parish Marriage Records, Book X, p. SO, records the marriage of Falley DeArmond to 
William Gore, on September 16, 1827. 

6. This is an assumption. The marriage of Oliver DeArmond to Mary Tvcer is recorded in 1852. 
Ascension Parish Marriage Records. Samuel Jackson DeArmond was then living in Ascension Parish, 
and had a son named Oliver Jackson, born in 1855. If William had a son born after 1820 named 
Ol.ver, it would explain the origin of Olher, and the source of the name for Samuel Jackson's son. 
I here is no further record of this man. 

7. See Appendix, Gore Family. 

AG IV SAMUEL GREENE DeARMOND, Sr. (cl800-1834), East Feliciana Parish, La. 

Samuel Greene DeArmond, Sr., son of Samuel Dearmond and Elizabeth PGreene, 
was born either in Blount County, Tennessee, or Mississippi Territory about 1800. 
While still a lad, he accompanied his father and three brothers when they volunteered 






LINE A-l -DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 47 

in 1814 for service with General Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, and par- 
ticipated in the Battle of New Orleans with L. C. Griffeth's Horse Company. 11 He 
probably became a farmer on at least a part of his father's plantation, as he reached 
his majority shortly after his father's death in 1819. On November 3, 1829, he made 
a cash sale of some commodity to Letha Gordon, 1 and on February 19, 1833, he and 
his brother, Thomas F., gave power of attorney to Samuel Cobb et al. 2 His life span 
was quite short, and subsequent to his death, Samuel Jackson DeArmond and David 
F. Dearmond swore to the authenticity of his signature to articles of agreement between 
Samuel G. Dearmond and his brother, Thomas F., executed under date of June 7, 
1834. 3 Therefore, we may assume that he died in 1834, between June and October. 
He probably fell victim to one of the fevers so prevalent in the early days of that 
country before science had conquered yellow fever and other miasmic ailments. 

He married at an early age, Elizabeth Story, daughter of Edward Story, Senior. 4 
After her husband's death, she continued to live in East Feliciana Parish for awhile" 
but the 1840 census for Feliciana Parish reveals the family gone from the parish and 
no further record of her has been found. 
Issue: DeARMOND 4 ' 5 
AG V Thomas Green 



William Rasmus 
Samuel Green, Jr. 

Edward Wesley 
Andrew Jackson 



b. 1820-1830, East Feliciana Parish, La. 
m. Nov. 5, 1870, Sarah Chapman." 

b. 1820-1830, East Feliciana Parish, La. 7 
r. Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, La. 

b. 1820-1830, East Feliciana Parish, La. 
m. April 23, 1838, Mary D. Winningham. 8 

b. 1820-1830, East Feliciana Parish, La. 

b. 1820-1830, East Feliciana Parish, La.; d. 1858, Vanburen, 
Arkansas. 10 



1. East Feliciana Parish, La., Conveyances, Book B, pp. 132, 133. 

2. Ibid., Book C, p. 310. 

3. Ibid., Book D, pp. 268, 269. 

4. Ibid., Book D, pp. 267, 268, Oct. 13, 1834. "Family Meeting of minor heirs of Samuel G. Dearmand. 
To John C. White, Esquire, N. P.: You are hereby authorized to hold a family meeting of the 
relations of the minor heirs of Samuel C. Dearmand deceased, at such time and place as you may 
deem most proper, for the purpose of deliberating whoever it would be the interests of the said minors 
that the estate of said deceased should be sold for the purpose of paying the debts of said deceased, 
and if said family meeting decide that said estate should be sold to fix on the terms of sale of said 
estate and let said family meeting consist of the following named persons or any five of them. They 
being the nearest relations of said minors, to wit: Edward Story, Elsie Story, Eunice Curtis, Levi 
Curtis, Elizabeth Riddin, George Riddin, Jonathan J. Curtis . . . October 29, 1834: in family council 
assembled at the house of George Riddin, in the Parish of East Feliciana, State of Louisiana, of 
the relations of Thomas Green, William R., Samuel G., Edward Wesley, and Andrew Jackson Dear- 
mand, minor children of Samuel G. Dearmand, deceased, of the marriage with his wife, Elizabeth 
Story, composed of Edward Story, Senior, grandfather; Eunice Curtis, Elizabeth Riddin, aunts; George 
Riddin, uncle; and Jonathan Curtis, cousin; being the proper members to compose said meeting . . . 
and Thomas F. Dearmond, the under-Tutor to minors being present with the members to advise . . . 
that it is absolutely necessary that the entire succession of the Samuel G. Dearmond should be sold 
for the purpose of discharging the debts against the estate . . ." 

5. 1830 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. Samuel G. Dearmand with 4 males, 20-30; 2 males, 
5-10; 2 males under 5; 1 female, 20-30. 

6. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book 3, pp. 312, 313. 



48 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

7. U. S. Land Office. William Rasmus DeArmond had land in Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, La., on 
March 2, 1859, and again on Mar. 5, 1860. 

8. West Feliciana Parish, La., Marriage Records, Book 4. 

9. Guay & DeArmond, Clinton, La., Merchants, Ledger, p. 233, record sales made to Mrs. S. G. 
DeArmond, from January 1836, through August 30, 1836, consisting of clothing and household 
supplies, total, $43.50. Department of Archives, Louisiana State University Library, Baton Rouge, La. 

10. From Family Bible of James Gideon D'Annond, Sr., now in the possession of Elizabeth Youngblood 
(LaRue), Wichita Falls, Texas, (1951). 

11. See Thomas Flenniken D'Armond, Footnote 4. 

AG IV JOHN DeARMOND (1800-?), East Feliciana Parish, La. 

John DeArmond, son of Samuel Dearmond and Elizabeth PGreene, was born in 
Blount County, Tennessee, in 1800, and taken as a child to Mississippi Territory. In 
1803, his father moved into Feliciana which was then a part of West Florida, a Spanish 
possession. 1 Very early in his life, he must have filed for a tract of land adjacent to 
David Flenniken Dearmond, senior, since he is listed as an original settler of the parish 
with 630.25 acres. 2 He was a planter and wheelwright, and apparently engaged in trading 
as well. 1 He is listed in every census for East Feliciana Parish through 1850/ Although 
the 1860 census has not been examined, transfers made by his wife after 1850 indicate 
the possibility of his death before 1855. 5 

He married in Feliciana Parish, on Mar. 1, 1824, Sarah Yarbrough" (b. 1804, in La.), 
perhaps a daughter or sister of Lewis Yarbrough. 7 
Issue: DeARMOND 4 
AG V Ira Green 

b. 1825, East Feliciana Parish, La. 
Calvin M. 

b. 1827, East Feliciana Parish, La. 

h. conveyances were recorded as late as the date of his 
marriage, but no records have been found after that 
date. 8 
m. Mar. 1, 1855, East Feliciana Parish, Elizabeth Ailes." 



Louisiana 



Malissa 

John, Jr. 

Sarah (Sallie E.) 



b. 1832, East Feliciana Parish, La. 
h. was still living in East Feliciana Parish in 1868. 10 
m. Jan. 26, 1854, East Feliciana Parish, James A. Mer- 
chant. 11 

b. 1836, East Feliciana Parish, La." 

b. 1838, East Feliciana Parish, La. 

b. 1843, East Feliciana Parish, La. 

m. Jan. 14, 1869, John James Benton. 1 " 



1. American State Papers, Public Lands, Vol. 3, p. 471. Abstract of settlers in Feliciana Parish, La., in 
1803, contains the name of John de Annan. 

2. Map of East Feliciana Parish, La., drawn October 1896, by John C. Seamon, depicts John Dearman 
as original grantee of tract number 69, consisting of 630.25 acres, located on headwaters of Sandy 
Creek, east of Clinton about 3 miles, and adjacent to tract belonging to D. F. Dearmond. 

3. East Feliciana Parish Conveyances, Book A, p. 220. John Dearmond made a cash sale to Benjamin 
B. Lee (his brother-in-law), on Dec. 19, 1826. 

4. 1830 U. S. census. East Feliciana Parish, La. John Dearmand with 2 males, 20-30; 2 males under 
5; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female under 5. 

1840 U. S. census. East Feliciana Parish, La. J. DeArmond with 2 males, 30-40; 1 male under 5; 
1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 10-15; 2 females, 5-10. 




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LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 49 

1850 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. John DeArmond, age 50, wheelwright, real estate, 
$3500., b. Tenn.; Sarah DeArmond, age 46; b. La.; I. G. DeArmond (male), age 25, b. La.; Calvin, 
age 23, b. La.; Louisiana, age 18, b. La.; Malissa, age 14, b. La.; John, age 12, b. La.; Sarah, 
age 7, b. La. 

5. From Index to Conveyances, East Feliciana Parish, La. 
Mrs. Sarah Dearmond, Nov. 12, 1833. 

Mrs. Sarah F(?). Dearmond, Oct. 27, 1834. 
Sarah Y. Dearmond to Ira G. Dearmond, Mar. 3, 1855. 
Sarah Y. Dearmond to Calvin M. Dearmond, Mar. 3, 1855. 
Sarah Dearmond, Dec. 15, 1869. 

6. West Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book 3. 

7. See David F. Dearmond, Sr., footnote 5, which mentions Lewis Yarbrough as under tutor for the 
minor children, Elizabeth and Eliza. 

8. Index to Conveyances, East Feliciana Parish, La. 

Calvin M. Dearmond to Thomas F. Dearmond, Jan. 6, 1854. 

Ira G. Dearmond to Calvin M. Dearmond, Feb. 17, 1855. 

Sarah Y. Dearmond to Calvin M. Dearmond, Mar. 3, 1855. 

U. S. Land Office. Calvin M. Dearmond, Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, La., had government land, 

August 15, 1854. 

9. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book a, p. 352. 

10. Index to Conveyances, East Feliciana Parish, La. Louisiana Dearmand, Mar. 9, 1868. 

11. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book A, p. 339. 

12. Ibid., Book A, p. 371; marriage of Lucinda M. Dearmond to John W. Hobgood, Nov. 22, 1855. No 
other record has been found of Lucinda M. Dearmond. 

13. Ibid., Book B, p. 143, marriage of Sallie E. DeArmond to John James Benton. 

AG IV THOMAS GILLESPIE DeARMOND (1795-?), Blount County, Tennessee 

Thomas Gillespie DeArmond, son of David Flenniken Dearmond and Margaret 
Harvey, was born in Blount County, Tennessee, in 1795. 1 

Through his interest in the firm of Samuel Sherrill 8c Company and that company's 
purchase in 1855 of tracts of land in the Great Smoky Mountains, DeArmond Bald and 
DeArmond Ridge (see cut) were named for our subject. 2 At the death of his father in 
1838, he was appointed administrator for his father's estate. He served in the War of 
1812 as a second lieutenant in Captain David McKann's company, East Tennessee 
Drafted Militia, from September 20, 1814 until May 3, 1815, the term of his enlistment. 5 
Although the date of his death has not been ascertained it has been established that 
he was buried in Clarkes cemetery, Blount County. 

He married on November 6, 1817, Elizabeth Caldwell (b. 1800, Rockford, Ten- 
nessee; g. Clarkes cemetery, Blount County), I. Anderson, officiating. 8 

Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG V Pernell Brown 

b. Nov. 28, 1818, a daughter; d. young. 
Margaret Jane 

b. May 2, 1820; d. single as a young woman, after 1850. 1 
St. Clair Caldwell 2 

b. May 15, 1822; d. Feb. 24, 1904; g. Clarkes c. 
m. May 3, 1852, Elizabeth Francina Clark (b. Mar. 31, 
1825; d. Nov. 10, 1878; g. Clarkes c.) , Rev. Isaac Ander- 
son, New Providence Church of Blount County, offi- 
ciating. 8 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Mary A. 

b. April 30, 1853. 

m. Darius H. Tedford. 



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Mary Ann 
Elizabeth Esther 



Christiana 
Martha M. 



Sibby Ann 



Rutelia Clementine 



Unnamed Infant 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 
Nancy E. 

Ellen 



Sam 1 



Jane Ann 



b. July 26, 1855; d. Sept. 9, 
1884, single; g. Clarkes c. 

b. Jan. 8, 1859. 

h. single, and living with her 

brother, Sam, at Alnwick. 

Station, RFD No. 2, Mary- 

ville, Tenn., on Oct. 17, 

1931. 

b. Dec. 4, 1860. 

h. single and living with his 

sister, Ellen, on Oct. 17, 

1931. 

b. Sept. 29, 1862; d. Mar. 11, 
1906, single; g. Clarkes c. 



b. May 3, 1824; d. at age of 2 years. 

b. July 22, 1826; d. before 1852, since her husband mar- 
ried her sister, Martha M., on April 15, 1852. 

m. Feb. 22, 1844, Daniel L. Trundle, 3 Samuel Pride offi- 
ciating. 

b. Dec. 30, 1828; d. single, as a young woman. 

b. Feb. 18, 1830; d. Dec. 2, 1896; g. Clarkes c. 

m. April 15, 1852, Daniel L. Trundle (b. Oct. 6, 1822; d. 
Mar. 19, 1896; g. Clarkes c), Rev. J. S. Craig, officiat- 
ing.' 

b. Aug. 13, 1833; d. April 16, 1906; g. Clarkes c. 

m. Nov. 22, 1860, Charles E. McClure who lost his life on 
the Sultana during the Civil War, Rev. S. Craig officiat- 
ing. 1 

b. Aug. 22, 1836. 

m. Aug. 24, 1854, Charles E. McClure; bond given by 
D. L. Trundle, her brother-in-law. 3 She must have 
died prior to 1860 since Charles E. McClure married 
her sister, Sibby Ann, on Nov. 22, I860. 3 

b. May 9, 1839; d. in infancy. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Blount County, Tenn. Thomas G. DeArmond, age 55; Sarah DeArmond, age 50; 
Christina, age 20, Martha, a^ge 18; Margaret, age 28; St. Clair, age 22. 

2. Letter, Will W. Wiggins of Bryson City, N. C, April 15, 1935, to the author. "In 1855 five grants 
were issued to Samuel Sherrill & Company in which was included DeArmond Bald and DeArmond 
Ridge, all located in the Great Smoky Mountains. Thomas G. DeArmond was connected with this 



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51 



firm. In 1901, St. Clair DeArmond issued power of attorney to Thomas P. Cowan of Blount County, 
and in 1905 a deed was made to F. L. Winchester, signed by Sam DeArmond et al. 42 names in all 
were signed to this deed by Thomas P. Cowan, as attorney. These grants and deeds mentioned above 
cover what is now called DeArmond Bald and DeArmond Ridge. Title ultimately passed by con- 
veyance from F. L. Winchester to the State of North Carolina, and finally to the National Parks 
Commission, and is now a part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park." 

3. Blount County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

4. From Family Bible. 

5. National Archives, Washington, War of 1812: 

"Thomas D. (sic) DeArmand, 2nd Lieut. Capt. David McKann's Co. East Tennessee Drafted Militia. 
From Muster Roll, dated 20 Sept. 1814, Knoxville, Tennessee. Entered 20 Sept. 1814 for 6 months, 
Blount County. 31 Dec. Sick— absent. Residence Blount County. 3 May 1815, Present. Service 
Expired 3 May 1815. Amount of pay $186.66. I have in no wise transferred or alienated my claim 
to any person whatsoever. Signed: Thomas G. DeArmond, Lieut. E. T. Mil. Sworn 26 April 1816, 
before James Park, J. P. Knox County." 



twins: 



AC IV JOHN FLENNIKEN DeARMOND (cl804-?), Blount County, Tenn. 

John Flenniken DeArmond, son of David Flenniken Dearmond and Margaret 
Harvey, was born in Blount County, Tenn., about 1804. He made his home in the 
Forest Hill community of Blount County, and was killed when thrown by a horse. The 
date of his death has not been found. 

He married, September 14, 1826, Margaret J. Hitch (d. 1906; g. Presbyterian chyd., 
Maryville, Tenn.) , Wm. Eagleton, officiating. 1 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Nancy 

b. Blount County, Tenn., the eldest child; g. Presbyterian 

chyd., Maryville, Tenn. 
m. Oct. 2, 1856, Eli Nunn, Rev. Fielding Pope officiating. 1 
Eli is buried in Presbyterian chyd., Maryville. 
Issue: NUNN incomplete 
AG VI Martha J. 2 

FA 

35 NO> 
d. aged 12 year, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 841 5( 

m. Layfayette Snyder of Louisville, Tenn. 

Issue: SNYDER 
AG VI Robert M. 
Emily 

g. Mt. Tabor c, Maryville, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 5, 1861, Tom J. Frow, I. N. Yearout, officiating. 1 

Issue: FROW 
AG VI Jack 

r. Maryville, Tenn. 

d. single, Blount County, Tenn.; g. Magnolia c, Maryville, 
Tenn. 

b. Dec. 28, 1829; d. Apr. 5, 1900; r. Oregon. 

m. Feb. 7, 1875, Mary Matilda Goddard (b. Aug. 5, 1898), 

Rev. J. M. Durham officiating. She was a daughter of 

William Goddard. 

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Archie 
David 

Susan 



Mary H. 



Margaret 



John Hamilton 



52 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Mary 



b. Jan. 10, 1876. 

m. Sumner Wallace who 
operated (1931) a truck- 
ing business at Maryville, 
Tenn. 



twins: 



Willie 








d. 


as an infant. 


Clarence 








d. 


in infancy. 


Johnnie 








d. 


aged 15 months 


Maggie 








d. 


aged 2 months. 



Cynthia Rebecca 



b. Blount County, Tenn., the youngest child; g. Magnolia 

c, Maryville, Tenn. 
m. Feb. 10, 1869, Joshua French 1 (d. cl893). 

Issue: FRENCH 
AG VI Frank DeArmond 

b. Dec. 28, 1869. 
George 

b. 1871. 



1. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

2. Margaret J. DeArmond's will, executed Sept. 3, 1904, bequeathed all her property to her niece, 
Martha J. Nunn. Probated at Oct. 1906, Term of Court, Blount County, Tenn. Witnesses, Frank D. 
French, W. T. O'Conner. 

AG IV RICHARD DeARMOND (1809-1863), BLOUNT COUNTY, TENN. 

Richard DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and Margaret Harvey, was 
born in Blount County, Tenn., May 3, 1809, where he spent his life as a farmer. He 
died June 20, 1863, and is buried in Clarkes cemetery, Blount County. 1 

He married in Blount County, Feb. 10, 1831, Cynthia Hitch (b. May 14, 1809; 
d. Aug. 24, 1873; g. Clarkes c.) , Rev. Wm. Billue officiating. 2 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Mary Ann 

b. Feb. 10, 1832; d. Oct. 2, 1859; g. Clarkes c. 
m. May 6, 1857, Harvey P. Clark, Rev. Wm. Billue officiat- 
ing. 1 

b. Dec. 25, 1833, Blount County, Tenn. 

b. 1835, Blount County, Tenn. 

b. Feb. 8, 1838; d. Feb. 3, 1912; g. Clarkes c. 
m. Mar. 22, 1860, P. H. Clark (b. May 22, 1829; d. June 
21, 1912; g. Clarkes c), Rev. Wm. Billue officiating.' 



John Hamilton 



Elias Cowen 



Margaret Jane 



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53 



Susan 

Richard Granville 
Cynthia 



b. Apr. 8, 1840; d. Apr. 9, 1875; g. Clarkes c. 
m. Feb. 15, 1866, David C. Eagleton (b. Oct. 16, 1835; d. 
Apr. 4, 1908; g. Clarkes c.) . 2 

b. June 11, 1844, Blount County, Tenn. 

b. Blount County, Tenn. 
m. Michael Rymer. 



1. His will, dated June 13, 1863, and probated at March 1864 term of Court, Blount County, Term., 
willed his estate to his wife, Cynthia, for her life, and to be equally divided between his thildicn 
at her death. His son, Elias C, was appointed administrator. 

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AG V HUGH KIRKPATRICK DeARMOND (1825-1904), Mecklenburg County, IN. C. 

Hugh Kirkpatrick DeArmond, son of John Dearmond and Margaret Boyes, was 
born in Mecklenburg County, N. C, April 2, 1825. He served as a surgeon in the 
Confederate Army during the Civil War, and afterwards practiced his profession in 
Sharon township, near Charlotte, N. C. He died January 4, 1904. 

He married, December 22, 1874, Mary J. Cochran (b. Jan. 23, 1843; d. Sept. 18, 
1901), daughter of John Cunningham Cochran and Mary Parks. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Burnie 

b. July 4, 1876. 

m. June 3, 1898, William C. Crosby (b. Sept. 10, 1870; 
d. Nov. 3, 1935) . 



Issue: CROSBY 
AG VII Ruth Ewing 



Mary Helena 



Elizabeth C. 



Hugh DeArmond 



Edith Boyce 



b. Apr. 8, 1899. 

m. William Lee Rudd. 

b. Sept. 13, 1901. 

m. William J. Holloway 

b. Jan. 26, 1904. 
m. Ernest Sample. 

b. June 3, 1906. 

m. June 12, 1929, Irona 

Hayes, 
h. Hugh and his wife were 

killed by a negro on June 

23, 1933. 

b. Feb. 4, 1910. 

m. Julian E. Stephens. 



Mary Boyce 



b. Apr. 25, 1881. 

m. Nov. 26, 1902, Charles Ernest Moore (b. Sept. 29, 
1878). 

Issue: MOORE 
AG VII Mary Lucile 

b. Dec. 27, 1903. 

m. Dr. Jules D. Damian. 

Annie Parks 

b. Mar. 22, 1905. 

m. Joseph M. Sheaffer. 
Charles Ernest, Jr. 

b. Aug. 23, 1911. 
DeArmond 

b. July 19, 1913, 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 



55 



AG V AARON LEONIDAS DeARMOND (1827-1864), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

Aaron Leonidas DeArmond, son of John DeArmond and Margaret Boyes, was born 
near Charlotte, N. C, Feb. 12, 1827. He was a farmer. He served in the Civil War 
as sergeant, Company K, 30th Regiment, North Carolina troops. He was wounded 
in service and died on the way home when only three miles away from his home, 
Aug. 19, 1864. 1 

He married Nancy Jane Edwards of Mecklenburg County, N. C, daughter of M. A. 
Edwards and Elinor Kendrick. 2 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Ella 

b. Aug. 51, 1857, Mecklenburg County, N. C; d. Mar. 15, 

1926. 
m. C. R. Riggins. 



John 

Charles Fisher 

Martha 



d. in infancy. 

b. July 1, 1861, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

b. Oct. 21, 1863, Mecklenburg County, N. C; d. Nov. 

15, 1939. 
m. Henry Walker. 



1. Alexander, History of Mecklenburg County. 

2. Family Record Society. 



AG V RICHARD LAWSON DeARMON (1818-1893), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

Richard Lawson DeArmon, son of James Dearmond, Jr., and Amelia Spain, was 
born in Mecklenburg County, N. C, on April 10, 1818. He became a successful farmer 
and county magistrate and commissioner of Mecklenburg County, and was a prominent 
citizen. During the Civil War, he was deployed to "roust up" and "get into action" 
such able-bodied men as were available as recruits. After a long and fruitful life, he 
died at the age of 75, on January 25, 1893, and is buried in A. R. P. churchyard, 
Prosperity. 1 

He married, Dec. 15, 1844, Pamelia Wilson Alexander (b. June 16, 1819; d. Sept. 
14, 1899; g. Prosperity) , daughter of James W. Alexander. 2 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VI James Alexander 

b.July 28, 1845; g. Prosperity, Mecklenburg County, 
h. served as a private, Co. K, 56th Regiment, N. C. troops.* 
m. Sallie Templeton. 
Issue: DeARMON 
AG VII 6 daughters 



Walter Pharr 



Martha Jane 



b. Jan. 26, 1847; d. at Huntersville. 
m. Julia Sloan. 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VII 3 children 

b. May 19, 1850; g. A.R.P. churchyard, Sardis, 
m. Newton J. Wallace. 



56 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Ira Andrew 



Lawson Wilson 



Issue: WALLACE 
AG VII 6 children 

b. Oct. 5, 1851; d. single, May 7, 1924; g. A.R.P. church- 
yard, Prosperity. 



b. June 5, 1853; g. Mallard Creek, 
m. Cornelia Cochran. 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VII Eugene 

2 other children 
Mary Isabelle Virginia 

b. Sept. 24, 1855; g. Charlotte, N. C. 
m. Jospah Hunter. 

Issue: HUNTER 
AG VII 7 children 



John McCannie 

twins: 

Nathaniel 

Daniel Penick 



b. Aug. 7, 1857, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 



b. 1860; d. at age of one month. 
b.1860; d. at age of 8 months. 



1. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Register of Wills, Book M, p. 77. Will of Richard Lawson DeArmon, 
dated Feb. 19. 1892. 

2. Ibid., Book J, p. 48. Richard Lawson DeArmon was appointed executor for the estate of Jas. W. 
Alexander, whose will mentions a daughter of "P. W. DeArmon." 

3. Alexander, History of Mecklenburg County. 

AG V JOHN ALLEN DeARMOND (1806-1876), Flint Springs, Tenn. 

John Allen DeArmond, son of William Dearmond, was born in Tennessee, Decem- 
ber 22, 1806. Since his father's first home in Tennessee is not known, we do not know 
where John Allen spent his boyhood. Eventually, his father settled in Bradley County 
after the Indians were evacuated, and John Allen secured a grant for land which had 
been cleared by the Indians, in Flint Springs Valley. He made his home there for a 
number of years, and there he met and married his wife. At some later date, he moved 
across the state line and lived at Red Clay, Georgia, and operated a farm and grist mill 
while his eldest son, John Thompson, was a boy. He later returned to Bradley County, 
Tennessee, and lived out the remainder of his life at Flint Springs. Bradley County 
court records show him as serving on the grand jury, Circuit Court, in 1841. 

He married, Dec. 15, 1836, Patience E. Lusk (b. July 3, 1815, Bledsoe County, Tenn.; 
d. Dec. 1, 1876, Bradley County), daughter of Joseph Lusk, II (q.v.) and Rebekah Igou. 

He died at his home on November 21, 1876, followed in a few days by his wife and 
daughter, Lethia E. Legend says that they were poisoned by some milk they drank 
which had been standing for a time in a cupboard near some paint or other poisonous 
substance. He is buried at Flint Springs. 

Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG VI John Thompson 

b. Aug. 15, 1841, Flint Springs, Tenn. 
Samuel Houston 

b. May 10, 1843, Flint Springs, Tenn. 



LINE A 1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 57 

William Joseph ("Jody") 

b. Mar. 22, 1845, Flint Springs, Tenn. 
Rebecca Ann 

b. May 24, 1847, Flint Springs, Tenn.; d. June 13, 1883, 
Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. April 4, 1872, Bradley County, Tenn., Calvin Taylor 
Orr (b. Aug. 28, 1847; d. Dec. 19, 1920) , son of Morgan 
Orr and Mary Copeland. He was a contractor, and 
lived first at Dalton, Georgia, after his marriage. He 
moved to Knoxville in 1883, and built a home in the 
800 block of North Central Street, then a part of the 
suburbs of Knoxville. His wife died six months later. 
Issue: ORR 



AG VII Charles 



Mary Lorena 



b. May 8, 1875; d. Feb. 19, 
1900, single. 

b. April 6, 1879; r. 986 N. 

Central Street, Knoxville 

(1940). 
m. June 11, 1902, Walter 

Frederick Sievers (b. 1875; 

d. Apr. 22, 1938. 

Issue: None 



Lethia E. 



b. Dec. 4, 1851; d. Nov. 25, 1876, single. 



1. 1840 U. S. census, Bradley County, Tennessee. John A. Dearmond with 1 male, 30-40; 1 female, 20-30. 
1850 U. S. census, Bradley County, Tennessee. John A. Dearmon, age 45, farmer, b. Tenn.; Patience 
Dearmon, age 35, b. Tenn.; John S. Dearmon, age 9, b. Tenn.; Samuel H. Dearmon, age 7, b. Tenn.; 
William Dearmon, age 5, b. Tenn.; Rebecca Dearmon, age 2, b. Tenn. 

1860 U. S. census, Bradley County, Tennessee. John A. Dearmand, age 53, farmer, b. Tenn.; 
Patience Dearmand, age 44, b. Tenn.; John S. Dearmand, age 18, b. Tenn.; Samuel H. Dearmand, 
age 17, b. Tenn.; William J. Dearmand, age 15, b. Tenn.; Rebecca Dearmand, age 12, b. Tenn.; 
Letha Dearmand, age 8, b. Tenn.; Pilithia A. Dearmand, age 24, b. Tenn. 

AG V JOHN E. (or JOHN W. W.) DeARMOND (1826-?), Muhlenberg County, Ky. 

John E. DeArmond, son of Allen Dearmond and Mary Caldwell, was born in Meck- 
lenburg County, N. C, in 1826, shortly before his father removed to Monroe County, 
Tennessee. He grew to manhood in Monroe County, and married there. 1 There 
seems to be disagreement about his actual name. His father mentioned him in his 
will as "J. E.", and he is listed in the 1850 census as "John", but O. K. Lyle 2 lists his 
name as "John W. W." Sometime after 1850, he followed his two older brothers to 
Kentucky, and settled in or near Muhlenberg County, and continued the pursuit of 
farming. 

He married first, about 1846, in Tennessee, Lorrinda Caroline Girdner (b. 1827, 
Tenn.; d. circa 1863) . 2 

He married second, Lucinda Stanley. 
Issue: DeARMOND 2 first marriage 
AG VI James Monroe 

b. 1847, Monroe County, Tenn. 1 



58 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Lucretia Adeline 



Allen Jackson 
Mary E. 
Haywood 
Robert B. 
Samuel 



Catharine L. 



b. 1848, Monroe County, Tenn. 1 

m. 1867, Richard B. Stanley, a farmer of Earles, Ky., son 
of Isaac Stanley and Mary Williams. 
Issue: STANLEY 
AG VII Mary E. 

b. 1868. 

m. 1881, Wm. J. Arnett. 

Issue: ARNETT 
AG VIII 4 children 

d. young. 

b. 1876. 

b. 1882. 

b. 1889. 



Isadora 
Claude D. 
Daniel B. 
Sigel 

b. 1852. 

d. single. 

h. now deceased (1951). 

d. single. 



b. 1859. 

m. 1879, Lucy Ann Reno (b. 1863), daughter of John 

Reno and Sarah E. Mitchell. 

Issue: DeARMOND 



AG VII Mary 

Catharine 
Pearly 
Simon 
son 

Ernest 

Clyde 



b. 1880. 

b. 1882. 

d. young, 

b. 1886. 

d. young, 

b. 1889. 

b. 1892. 



b. 1858. 

m. 1877, Ira Stewart (b. 1842), a farmer of Earles, Ky., 
son of Daniel Stewart and Nancy Devinny. 



LINE A-l -DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 59 



Issue: STEWART 
AG VII George William 

Luella 

David Pool 

Brita M. 

Grace E. 

Ruby E. 

Roland B. 

Ira J. 



b. 1878. 

b. 1880. 

b. 1881. 

b. 1882. 

b. 1885. 

b. 1886. 

b. 1888. 

b. 1891. 



Sarah Tennessee 

b. 1857; r. Madisonville, Ky. 

m. 1878, James Henry Liles (b. 1853) , son of Robert Liles 
and Nancy Jane Cook. 
Issue: LILES 
AG VII Richard B. 



Allen Alexander 

Isadora 
Nannie E. 
Charles E. 
Susan A. 
Mack H. 

Lizzie J. 



d. young, 
b. 1880. 



d. young. 
b. 1892. 



Herman W. 



d. young. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Monroe County, Tennessee, p. 139. John Dearmon, farmer, age 23, b. N. C; 
Caroline Dearmon, age 22, b. Tenn.; James Dearmon, age 3, b. Tenn.; Adaline Dearmon, age 2, 
b. Tenn. 

2. O. K. Lyle, Lyle Family, pp. 135, 136. 

AG V SAMUEL JACKSON D'ARMOND, SR. (1816-1897), Kingston, Tenn. 

Samuel Jackson DArmond, senior, son of Thomas Flenniken D'Armond and Julia 
Ann White, was born in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, March 21, 1816. 1 He grew to 
manhood on his father's plantation, and was educated in Louisiana, attending Silliman 
Institute, an excellent and popular academy at Clinton. 2 

In 1835, he was ordered by his doctor to get out of Louisiana because of his health, 
and he came to East Tennessee, seeking his father's people. He visited the family of 
his grandfather's first cousin, James DeArmond, who lived at DeArmond (Little Emory) 
Gap, in Roane County. 9 James had a large family, mostly daughters. Samuel Jackson 



60 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

fell in love with and married one of these daughters, who was four years his senior, he 
being 19 years old at the time of his marriage. By marrying so young, he was following 
his father's example who married at the age of 18, as well as that of his grandfather 
who also married at an early age. After his marriage, he took his bride to Louisiana, 
where they remained through 1836. 2 In 1837, he returned to Roane County, Tennessee, 
and settled first on a farm a few miles east of Kingston, where he engaged in farming. 
In December 1853, he moved to Kingston, and entered the mercantile business. Located 
at the confluence of the Tennessee and Clinch rivers, Kingston was an important way 
station on the old post road from Nashville to Knoxville, and Washington. The Clinch 
river was negotiated by means of a ferry and Kingston was an overnight stop. Thus, 
our subject had an ideal location for his mercantile business, which throve not only 
on the travelers but the citizens of Roane County, who thronged to the county seat for 
Court Day and also glimpses of the world outside their restricted lives. He remained 
in active operation of this business for more than 40 years, and amassed considerable 
wealth in lands, investments, and money, and became one of the most prominent citizens 
of Roane County. He was greatly respected for his business acumen, Christian charity, 
and had many friends. In early life, he joined the Methodist church, but later affiliated 
with the Presbyterian church, which he supported generously and unfailingly by funds, 
word and deed. 

Always of a frail physique, advancing years brought failing health, and he eventually 
relinquished the operation of his mercantile business to his sons. By husbanding his 
strength and guarding his health, in spite of his delicate constitution, he lived well into 
his eightieth year. He died suddenly of pneumonia, on January 4, 1897," and is buried 
at Kingston. 

He married first, on November 19, 1835, Grizza Blackburn DeArmond (b. May 13, 
1812, Roane County, Tennessee; d. Dec. 4, 1852, Kingston), daughter of James 
DeArmond (q.v.) and Susan Shadden. 4 His father married her sister, Elizabeth, and 
his brother, James Gideon, married her sisters, Matilda and Susan Ann. 

He married second, on January 31, 1858/ Margaret Ann Yost (b. July 4, 1830, 
Claiborne County, Tenn.; d. Jan. 18, 1897, Kingston), daughter of Rev. George W. 
Yost (b. Maryland, 1787; d. 1865) and his wife, Margaret (b. Va.). She came to 
Kingston with her parents at the age of 2 years and was of German-Irish extraction." 

Issue: DARMOND first marriage 
AG VI Thomas Henry 

b. Mar. 19, 1837, Roane County, Tenn. 



Walter A. 
Susan E. 

Matilda Julia 
Grizza Jane 



b. Mar. 13, 1839; d. 1839. 

b. April 23, 1840, Roane County, Tenn. 
m. Langley; B r. Robertsville, Tenn. 

b. June 5, 1842, Roane County, Tenn. 

m. Wylie M. Christian; r. Johnson City, Tenn. 



b. May 29, 1845, Roane County, Tenn. 
m. F. M. Wylie; 6 r. Robertsville, Tenn. 
Issue: DARMOND second marriage 
AG VI James Gideon 

b. Dec. 18, 1858, Kingston, Tenn. 



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61 



Mary Catherine 

b. Feb. 12, 1860; d. May 12, 1863, Kingston, Tenn. 
Margaret Ella 

b. Nov. 13, 1865, Kingston, Tenn. 

h. was enrolled in class no. 2, Rittenhouse Academy, 

Roane County, Tenn., 1871. 
m. Samuel McCammon French 

Issue: FRENCH 
AG VII Clarence, a daughter 

m. Alvin Hurd. 
Issue: HURD 
AG VIII 1 son 

m. Clara Buchanan. 
Issue: FRENCH 
AG VIII 2 sons, 1 daughter. 

m. Charles Hornsby. 
Issue: HORNSBY 
AG VIII Charles, Jr. 

m. Mace Kavanaugh. 

Issue: KAVANAUGH 
AG VIII 1 son, 1 daughter. 
James 
Samuel Jackson, Jr. 

b. Mar. 17, 1867, Kingston, Tenn. 
Author's Note: Samuel Jackson's name apparently derived from his grandfather, 
Samuel Dearmond, and General Andrew Jackson, who was a hero beyond compare to 
the citizens of Louisiana, and under whom both Samuel Jackson's father and grand- 
father served in the War of 1812. 



Oliver D. 



Ellen 



Elizabeth 



1. Goodspced, History of Tennessee, East Tennessee Edition, pp. 1073, 1074: 

"S. J. D'Armond, a prominent merchant, one of Kingston's oldest citizens, was born in 1816 in 
Louisiana and came to Roane County in 1837. He began farming the next year and was so engaged 
until 1853, when in December he came to Kingston and embarked in the mercantile trade which he 
has since continued. In Novembei, 1835, he married G. B. D'Armond by whom he had one son 
and three daughters, Thomas H. of Louisiana, and Matilda J. (now Mrs. Christian) living in 
Johnson City, Tennessee, and two daughters deceased. His wife died in 1852, and he afterwards 
married Margaret A. Yost, a native of Virginia but reared in Kingston. They have two sons and 
a daughter, James G., M. E., and S. J., all of Kingston. The family are members of the Presbyterian 
Church. The D'Armond family is of French origin, and the grandfather and one or two cousins 
were pioneers of Knox County which they left about 1790 or 1795, and after a few years in Missis- 
sippi, moved to Louisiana, where they died. Thomas F., the father, who was born in Mississippi 
in 1795, went to Louisiana with his parents and there his death occurred. He lived in Roane County 
a year, about twelve months after our subject located here. Julia A. White, the mother, was living 
in Louisiana at the time of their marriage. Of two sons and two daughters reared in the family, our 
subject and his brother in Louisiana are the only survivors." 

2. Guay & DeArmond, merchants, Clinton, La., ledger, p. 212 (Department of Archives, Louisiana 
State University). Sam J. De'Armond (sic) made purchases from January 25, 1836, through Dec. 
9, 1836, consisting mostly of women's apparel. To this was added a charge of 5100 cash, apparently 
a gift from his father. To the total amount of this account was added an item of 518.98, marked 
"Amt of Thos. Sillimans Boarding acct", evidently the final balance due for his schooling and board 
before his marriage. To this account was added another item of 527.75, January 3, 1837, "To amt 
of F. Hardesty's acct". The entire account was transferred to his father's account. 

Ibid., p. 377. An account originally entered as S. J. and G. DeArmond on which later another 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 

initial was inserted, causing it to read: S. J. and J. G. DeArmond. The author is convinced that 
the original caption is the correct one, and represented an account for "Samuel Jackson and Gnzza 
De\rmond" The purchases consisted of such items as would be given to a bride and groom, and 
may have been an account of convenience to record purchases made by his father and other relatives 
and friends Charges consisted of "a small falling leaf table; set of plates; set of cups and saucers; 
damask table cloth; tumblers; set of knives and forks; 1 stake dish; 1 pr. glass lamps; 1 pr. brass 
fire dogs", the last purchase on October 27 being for a leather trunk. Wm Kelly paid $10.00 on 
the account; ?F. W. Dunn applied a credit of $18.00 for 10 pounds brown sugar, and a payment 
of cash. $40.00, was made on December 5, 1836. This account was active from January 20, 1836, 
through December 5, 1836. Final unpaid balance was transferred to "Thos. F. D'Armonds acct.". 

3. East Tennessean, Kingston, Tennessee, Thursday, January 7, 1897, Obituary: 

"S J. D'Armond, after a few hours painless sickness, died Monday evening at 8:30, full of years 
and honor. Thus passes from the stage of life another of our oldest, most worthy and respected 
citizens. Mr. D'Armond was born in Louisiana in 1816, and had he lived until March next he 
would have been four score and one. When 19 years of age he came to Tennessee and settled on 
a farm a few miles east of Kingston, and subsequently removed to town, where he engaged in the 
mercantile business. That was in about 1850, nearly half a century ago, since which time he had 
been actively engaged in this business, until a few years ago, when increasing years and impaired 
health admonished him, retired, turning the business over to his sons. Always delicate and subject 
to sudden attacks, he, as well as his family, strove to guard and protect him, by the tenderest care 
and solicitude, and his fatal sickness, pneumonia, came Sunday morning without premonition, and 
not from exposure or imprudence, as far as known. The day previous and when he retired the 
night before, he was in his usual health. Thus passes to the great beyond a devoted husband, kind 
father, exemplary' citizen, neighbor and friend. Mr. D'Armond was from early life connected with 
the Methodist and later the Presbyterian church, of which he was a member at the time of his death, 
always active and zealous in the work, giving liberally of his means and efforts to the cause of 
Christianity. He leaves a widow and several sons and daughters and grandchildren to revere his 
memory, to whom the sympathies and consolation of the community are tendered. The funeral 
services will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon from the Presbyterian church. 

4. Roane County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

5. Roane County, Tennessee, Registers Office, Book P, p. 571, Jan. 2, 1868. Susan E. Langley gave 
a deed to her uncle, John DeArmond, of Harriman, Tennessee, under date of April 25, 1866, in 
which she mentions herself as being one of four children of her mother, Grizza. 

6. Ibid., book and page not shown. F. M. Wylie executed a contract of action to John D'Armond of 
Webster, Tennessee, in which he promised to pay John D'Armond $500 in case Wylie's wife, G. J. 
Wylie, failed to execute a deed for her share of her grandfather's (James DeArmond) estate by May 
29, 1866. He signed himself as a citizen of Roane County, Tennessee. This document was registered 
on March 10, 1866 and attested before William B. Nichols and John L. (or F.) White. This was 
a part of a long drawn out action by John DeArmond to purchase his father's home, since his father 
had died intestate. 

7. Roane County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Ceremony performed by D. Fleming, Minister. 

8. East Tennessean, Kingston, Tennessee, Thursday, March 4, 1897: Obituary. 

"Mrs. Margaret Ann D'Armond, wife of S. J. D'Armond, Sr., was born in Claiborn County, Ten- 
nessee, July 4, 1830, and died at her home in Kingston, at 20 minutes to 6 o'clock, Monday morning, 
January 18, 1897, of pneumonia, aged 66 years, 6 months and 14 days; following her beloved husband 
in two weeks. She was the daughter of Rev. George and Margaret Yost and came to Kingston with 
her parents, at the age of two years. She was of German-Irish extraction. Her father was reared 
in Maryland and her mother in Virginia. In 1832 her parents moved to Kingston, where they lived 
and died. Her father was a minister of the Protestant Methodist Church; her mother a staunch 
Presbyterian, in which faith she taught her children. Mrs. D'Armond's brothers, George W., Eldridge 
A., James C, and Allen Yost, were well known merchants here. She professed religion at Asbury's 
Camp Ground when 16 years of age, and remained steadfast, until the glass we see through darkly 
was removed. Sunday afternoon, January 31, 1858, she was married to S. J. D'Armond, Sr., in 
Kingston, at the Brick Church, M. E. South. There was born to them two sons and two daughters: 
James G., Mary Kate, Margaret E., now Mrs. S. M. French; and Samuel J. D'Armond, Jr., all 
survive her, and are residents of this place, except Mary Kate, who died in her fourth year. Mrs. 
D'Armond's funeral was a duplicate of her husband's. She was buried at the same hour, on the 
same day of the week, the same pall bearers, the same hymns, the same loving hands with flowers, 
the same people, the same drapery, and the same preacher, Rev. M. C. Bruner, of the M. E. Church. 
Everything was as near like the obsequies of two weeks before as possible. It was touching and sad. 
... She was buried beside her husband in the Presbyterian burial ground, multitude of friends 
following her remains. She led a pure life, and was a devoted daughter, mother and grandmother, 
never angry, always agreeable, full of life, and a superior housekeeper. Never was there a more 
faithful wife; always at home, tender, thoughtful, untiring; she kept the flickering flame of life in 
her beloved husband, when more than once, the lamp would have gone out many years ago, and 
her husband often gave her the credit. Truly she was an angel of that household." 

9. East Tennessean, Kingston, Tennessee, Thursday, March 4, 1897, Obituary: 

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D'Armond, Sr. He was born March 21, 1816, in East Feliciana Parish, La., and was aged 80 years, 
9 months and 13 days. His family was of French extraction— staunch Huguenots, they were compelled 
to flee from the land of their nativity, coming to America about 1752. His grandfather and one 
or two cousins were pioneers of Knox County. In 1790 or 1795, they left Knox County and moved 
to Miss., where Thos. F. D'Armond, his father, was born, in 1795, and from there moved to 
Louisiana. 

The subject of this sketch was the last survivor of his entire family. In December 1830, he com- 
menced the life of a merchant. Owing to ill health, his physicians advised travel. On his route to 
Kentucky, he came through Rhea, Knox and Roane Counties, where he found many relatives. 
Settling in Roane in 1835, he began farming the next year, and continued up to December 1853, 
(and for many years kept the stage tavern on the Kingston and Knoxville road) when he moved to 
Kingston and embarked in the mercantile business. 

In 1887, he retired from business on a competency, but spent the remainder of his life in caring for 
his estate, and contributing to the comfort and happiness of his wife, children, and grandchildren, and 
it can be said of him, he was a model husband and father. 

His first marriage was to Miss Grizzie B. D'Armond, Nov. 19, 1835, who died in 1852. Of this union, 
there were five children— only two survive— Henry H. D'Armond of Johnson City, and Mrs. Rev. W. 
M. Christian, of Morristown, Tenn. On Sunday evening, January 31, 1858, he was united in marriage 
to Miss Margaret A. Yost, of Kingston, to whom were born two sons and two daughters, of which 
number, J. G. D'Armond, S. J. D'Armond, Jr., and Mrs. S. M. French, of Kingston, only survive. 
He professed religion, October 17, 1866, at a revival, held by Revs. Samuel W. Hyden and James 
T. Fowler, and joined the M. E. Church that night. He was a Sunday School worker, and for a 
number of years was a superintendent of the Sunday School. Subsequently, he joined Bethel Presby- 
terian Church, in Kingston, of which he was a member at his death. After prayer and song at the 
house, at 2 o'clock p.m., on Wednesday, January 6th, the body was conveyed to the church, where 
Rev. M. C. Bruner preached to a crowded house, from Job 5:26. "Thou Shalt come to thy grave 
in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season". Loving hands covered the remains of 
the deceased with flowers. The pulpit was appropriately draped in black. His body was consigned 
to the earth in the Presbyterian cemetery of Kingston. Thus were the last rites paid to one of the 
oldest citizens of Kingston and this county. It is not necessary to repeat the eulogy pronounced upon 
him by the preacher, for his family knew him as a husband and father, the community as a citizen, 
and the church as a member." 

AG V JAMES GIDEON D'ARMOND, SR. (1818-1892), Clinton, Louisiana 

James Gideon D'Armond, senior, son of Thomas Flenniken D'Armond and Julia 
Ann White, was born November 4, 1818, in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. He grew to 
manhood on his father's plantation, and received an excellent education from the 
institutions then available to the youth of that section, including Silliman's Institute 
at Clinton. 1 

In 1842, then 23 years old, he visited his brother, Samuel Jackson, who was living in 
Roane County, Tennessee. He met and married a sister of Samuel Jackson's wife. 
Apparently, he did not immediately return to Louisiana but settled at Camden, 
Arkansas, where he was engaged in the mercantile business. 2 After the death of his 
first wife, he left his children at his father's home in East Feliciana Parish until his 
second marriage. In 1849, he returned to Roane County, Tennessee, and married a 
younger sister of his first wife. His two wives, his brother's first wife, and his father's 
second wife were sisters. He continued to live at Camden, Arkansas, until after the 
birth of his daughter, Elizabeth. His wife, at least, returned to Clinton before 1854, 
but it is uncertain just when our subject terminated his business interests at Camden 
and elsewhere, and returned to Clinton. During these years, he operated several stores 
at various locations, apparently in the manner of the present-day chain stores. Eventually 
he did return to Clinton, and operated a general merchandising business there, located 
on the corner where the Clinton Bank is now located. 2 

His business grew through the years until it was the largest and most successful of its 
sort in the parish. In addition to his mercantile enterprise, he dealt in cotton exporting, 
with a partner in New Orleans. He accumulated much wealth, and contributed heavily 
to the building of the stone Baptist church, which in early years had beautiful stained 
glass windows. 3 He was a very thrifty man and purchased light brown sugar in hogs- 



64 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

heads weighing perhaps a ton, which was unloaded on the walk in front of his store. 
It required several Negroes using spades and shovels to transfer the sugar into smaller 
barrels. The empty hogsheads were then moved to his pasture lands where his bees 
converted the remaining sugar into honey." 

During the Civil War, his well-stocked and prosperous establishment was irresistible 
to the occupying Union troops. He maintained a glass cabinet in the dry goods section 
containing cardboard rolls of fine silk ribbons. On occasion, Union soldiers would 
drive their horses into the store, snatch these ribbons, tie the ends to their horses' 
bridles, and go racing out, the whole bolt of ribbon streaming behind them. 1 

He was a man of culture, maintained an excellent library, was a deep reader and 
a Shakespearean scholar. He was a fine mathematician and a great chess player. He 
was quite a distinguished figure, with his handsome clothing and fine hats, but withal 
was a charitable and well beloved person. He lived in a spacious handsome home 
with large premises, on Bank Street opposite the "Marston House", home of the wealthy, 
aristocratic Marston family. Later in life, his wealth was greatly reduced due to the 
changing cotton economy which prevented the collection of his extensive credits to his 
farmer customers, and the unconscious extravagances of his family, long geared to a 
life of wealth and indulgence. 2 

He died May 27, 1892, at the age of 73. Funeral services were conducted by the 
Masonic Lodge from the Baptist church and interment was in Clinton cemetery. 

He married first, September 29, 1842, in Roane County, Tennessee, Matilda 
DeArmond 7 (b. June 20, 1814, Roane County, Tenn.; d. May 20, 1845, East Feliciana 
Parish, La.; g. DArmond Hill c), daughter of James DeArmond (q-v.) and Susan 
Shadden. She was four years senior to her husband. She died at the birth of her 
daughter, Susan, at Thomas F. D'Armond's home in East Feliciana Parish, where she 
was living while her husband's business enterprises kept him away from his family. Her 
headstone is in excellent condition and clearly legible today (1951) . 

He married second, September 4, 1849, in Roane County, Tennessee, 7 Susan Ann 
DeArmond (b. Jan. I, 1829, Roane County, Tenn.; d. May 14, 1908; g. Fort Worth, 
Texas), daughter of James DeArmond and Susan Shadden, and a sister of his first wife. 
According to her descendants, Susan Ann eloped to marry the man of her choice, al- 
though the ceremony was performed and recorded in Roane County. She was a 
woman of great beauty, courage and culture, and graced the spacious home of her 
husband with her charm and taste. After her husband's death in 1892, she and four 
of her daughters moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where her stepdaughter (and niece) , 
Susan Julia Matilda, was living. There she lived out the remaining years of her life. 

Issue: D'ARMOND first marriage 
AG VI Thomas S. Franklin ("Frank") 

b. July 23, 1843, Camden, Arkansas. 
Susan Julia Matilda" 

b. March 13, 1845, East Feliciana Parish, La.; d. Nov. 29, 

1932, Fort Worth, Texas. 
h. moved to Texas after 1867." 
m. Feb. 2, 1864, James M. Doyle. 4 

Issue: DOYLE 
AG VII Frank 

b. May 7, 1866. 
James Claude 

b. Aug. 22, 1874; d. single. 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 65 

Edward 

d. in childhood 
Issue: DARMOND second marriage 6 
AG VI Elizabeth 

b. Oct. 5, 1851, Camden, Arkansas. 
George Harris 

b. July 28, 1854, Clinton, La. 
James Gideon, Jr. 

b. Jan. 24, 1857, Clinton, La. 
Emma Jane Blanche 

b. Sept. 30, 1862, Clinton, La. 
Ethel Belle 

b. Sept. 5, 1864, Clinton, La. 
Helen Estelle 

b. Mar. 16, 1867, Clinton, La. 
Mary Adelle 

b. Jan. 24, 1872, Clinton, La. 



1. Guay ir DeArmond, merchants, Clinton, La., ledger, p. 134 (Dept. of Archives, Louisiana State 
University). Purchases charged to J. G. De'Armond (sic) from January 2, 1836 through Sept. 10, 
1836, consisting of items normally used by a single man, except for a few small purchases made by 
his sister "J. E. D." The account also includes a charge of $57.32 for Thos. Sillimans boarding 
school, evidently representing his tuition and board at Silliman's Institute. He was 18 years old at 
the time. 

2. Recollections of Elizabeth D'Armond Knapp, courtesy her daughter, Miss Ethel Knapp, Lake Charles, 
La. 

3. Letter from John W. Koch, St. Joseph, Mo., to the author, dated May 29, 1951, containing his 
boyhood recollections of Clinton, La. 

4. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book B, p. 44. 

5. Roane County, Tenn. Register of Deeds, Book X, pp. 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, recorded March 27, 
1884. Joint deed by Susan Julia Matilda and her husband, to John DeArmond of Roane County, 
Tenn., executed in East Feliciana Parish, Pa., April 11, 1867. 

6. She was named for her maternal grandmother, Susan Shadden, her paternal grandmother, Julia Ann 
White, and her mother, Matilda DeArmond. 

7. Roane County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

8. East Feliciana Parish, La. Index to Conveyances: Sept. 29, 1890, James G. D'Armond made conveyances 
to Adella, Blanche, Belle, Georgia, Estelle, and Susan Ann D'Armond. 

AG V SAMUEL JACKSON DEARMAND (1820-?), Ascension Parish, La. 

Samuel Jackson Dearmand, son of William Dearmond and Fally Cobb, was born 
in Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, in 1820. He was named, probably, for his grandfather, 
Samuel Dearmond, and General Andrew Jackson, under whom both his father and 
grandfather served in the War of 1812. 1 His father died between 1820 and 1825, and 
his mother married William Gore in 1827. The family left East Feliciana Parish before 
1830. Samuel Jackson eventually settled in Ascension Parish, and is listed there in 
the 1850 census, with a family, his occupation being that of a farmer. 2 

He married very young, being about 20 years of age. His first wife was Susan — 
(b. 1820, La.) , who died, apparently, shortly after the 1850 census was taken. 
He married second, in 1852, Minerva Mabias 3 (b. 1825, La.). 4 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VI Jane B. 

b. 1841, La. 

m. 1860, Michael A. Poirrier. 8 
William 

b. July 1843, La. 



66 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

h. was listed in the 1860 census for Ascension Parish, La., 
as being 16 years old and still living at home, June I860.* 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage* 
Oliver Jackson 

b. 1855, Ascension Parish, La. 
Joseph Albert 

b. January 1860, Ascension Parish, La. 
Hopkins 

b. after 1860, Ascension Parish, La. 



1. Thomas Flenniken D'Artnond, a brother of our subject's father, was the first to create the name, 
giving it to his eldest son, born in 1816, which undoubtedly inspired William to do likewise. 

2. U. S. census, 1850, Ascension Parish, La., taken July 22, 1850. Samuel J. Dearmand, age 30, farmer. 
Real Estate $300., b. La.; Susan Dearmand, age 30, b. La.; Jane Dearmand, age 9, b. La.; William 
Dearmand, age 7, b. La>. 

3. Ascension Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

4. 1860 U. S. census, Ascension Parish, La. Census taken, June 18, 1860. S. J. Dearmand, age 40, farmer, 
Real Estate S400., b. La.; Minerva Dearmand, age 35, b. La.; Jane Dearmand, age 19, b. La.; 
William Dearmand, age 16, b. La.; Jackson Dearmand, age 5, b. La.; Joseph Dearmand, age 5 
months, b. La. 

AG V IRA GREEN D'ARMOND (1825-1899), East Baton Rouge Parish, La. 

Ira Green DArmond, son of John DeArmond and Sarah Yarbrough, was born in 
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, in 1825. He continued to make his home in East 
Feliciana Parish until after his marriage. 1 Apparently, his permanent home was near 
Indian Mound, East Baton Rouge Parish, near the St. Helena Parish line. He is 
listed, variously, in the East Feliciana, St. Helena, 2 and East Baton Rouge Parishes, 
no doubt due to the nearness of his home to all three parishes. He died July 3, 1899, in 
East Baton Rouge Parish. 8 

He married, November 4, 1852, in East Feliciana Parish, Minerva J. Neely." 
Issue: DARMOND 
AG VI Laura M. 

b. after 1852. 

m. Feb. 20, 1872, Bailey D. C. Perkins. 6 

Issue: PERKINS incomplete 
AG VII Millard 
Percy 
Lorena 

b. after 1852; r. Stony Point, E. Baton Rouge Parish, La. 
m. Dec. 25, 1884, Emma Stockwell. 5 

Issue: DARMOND 
AG VII Elaine 



Ira U. 



Rodney E. 



Joney, a son 
Wilma 
Nettie 
Eula 



m. Feb. 26, 1917, B. C. 
Mains. 6 

h. a veteran of World War I; 
an invalid as result of 
service wounds. 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 67 

David W. 





b. after 1852. 




m. Jan. 26, 1902, Irene Tabor. 6 




Issue: D'ARMOND 




AG VII Irene 




h. an only child; d. before 




1951. 


Joshua Green 






b. after 1852. 


John C. 






b. after 1852; d. June 28, 1918, East Baton Rouge Parish/ 




a bachelor. 


Rosa Lea 






b. after 1852; h. a spinster in 1918. 


Belle 





b. after 1852; d. before 1918. 

m. Dec. 22, 1881, Edward D. Annison. 5 

Issue: ANNISON 
AG VII Mattie 

m. John Baker. 
Josephine ("Pinkey") 

b. after 1852; d. before 1918. 
m. Oct. 17, 1895, J. S. Chance. 5 

Issue: CHANCE 
AG VII Daisy 

m. Archie Arkle. 
Wayne C. 
Thelma 
Grace 
Mattie 

b. after 1852; d. before 1918. 

m. Mar. 23, 1884, William P. Stockwell.' 

Issue: STOCKWELL 
AG VII Eva 

m. — Lehman. 
Marshall D. 
Rivers D. 
Henry D. 
Thomas D. 
Julius C. 
Frances ("Fannie") 

b. after 1852; d. before 1918. 
m. Jan. 21, 1880, Ruffin Felps." 

Issue: FELPS 
AG VII Thomas D. 
I. Ernest 
Cicero C. 
Harvey R. 
Mary 



68 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

m. William Harris. 
Rosa 

m. W. C. Worshun 



1. East Feliciana Parish, La. Index to Conveyances. 

David F. Dearmond to Ira Green Dearmond, Dec. 24, 1850. 

Ira G. Dearmond, Sept. 30, 1854. 

Ira G. Dearmond to Calvin M. Dearmond (his brother), Feb. 17, 1855. 

Sarah Y. Dearmond to Ira G. Dearmond, March 3, 1855. 

2. U. S. Land Office. Ira G. Dearmond, Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, La., had government land, 
August 15, 1854. 

3. East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Succession Records. "I. U. D'Armond and J. C. D'Armond, being 
severally sworn, depose and say: That they were well acquainted with the late Ira G. D'Armond, who 
departed this life at his home in the parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana, on or about the 
3rd day of July in the year 1899; that he was married only once, and to Mrs. Minerva J. D'Armond 
(born Neely) who survives him as his widow in community; that he left as his sole heirs at law 

children and grandchildren, representing four children deceased; That Laura M. D'Armond, 

widow of B. C. Perkins, I. U. D'Armond, David W. D'Armond, Joshua Green D'Armond, John C. 
D'Armond, and Rose Lea D'Armond, all children of the deceased, and Mrs. Mattie Baker, wife of 
John Baker, child and sole heir of Bell D'Armond, deceased, Mrs. Daisy Chance, wife of Archie 
Arkle, W. C. Chance, Thelma Chance and Grace Chance, children and sole heirs of Pinkeny 
D'Armond, deceased, and Eva Stockwell, Marshall D. Stockwell, Rivers D. Stockwell, Henry D. 
Stockwell, Tom D. Stockwell and J. C. Stockwell, children and sole heirs of Mattie D'Armond, 
deceased, and T. D. Felps, I. E. Felps, C. C. Felps, H. R. Felps, and Mrs. Mary Felps, wife of 
William Harris, and Mrs. Rosa Felps, wife of W. C. Worshun, children and sole heirs of Mrs. 
Francis D'Armond, deceased; that all the property that he died possessed of is community property 
acquired since his marriage to Mrs. Minerva J. Neely. Signed: I. U. DeArmond 

J. C. DeArmond" 
Sworn to and subscribed to, this 8 day of March A. D. 1918. 

4. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book a, p. 217. 

5. East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

6. St. Helena Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

7. East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Succession Records. "I, John DeArmond, being aware of the un- 
certainty of human life, and being of sound and disposing mind, do make this my last will and 
testament. I desire that all my debts and all of the debts and expenses of my succession be paid. 
Of what there remains of my property I give and bequeath unto my sister, Miss Rose DeArmond, 
one-half thereof. I give and bequeath unto my brother, Ira DeArmond, two hundred and fifty dollars, 
and to my niece, Mrs. Mattie Baker, I give and bequeath one hundred dollars. The remainder 
of my estate I give and bequeath to my nieces and nephews, the following named ones, share and 
share alike to-wit: Mrs. Clara Williams, Mrs. Eliza Redden, Mrs. May Belle Chaney, Millard Perkins, 
Percy Perkins, Miss Lorena Perkins, Tom Felps, Cicero Felps, Ernest Felps, Harvey Felps, Miss 
Irene DeArmond, Velfort DeArmond, Maple DeArmond, Morris DeArmond, Virgil DeArmond, Lorean 
DeArmond, Willie DeArmond, Stanley DeArmond, Mrs. Eva Lehman, Marshall Stockwell, Rivers 
Stockwell, Tom Stockwell, Julius Stockwell, Henry Stockwell, Mrs. Daisy Chance Arkle, Wayne 
Chance, Thelma Chance, Grace Chance, Mrs. Rosa Worsham, and Mrs. May Harris ... at Baton 
Rouge, Louisiana, this 27th June, 1918." The succession record states that John DeArmond died 
June 28, 1918. 

U. S. Land Office. John C. DeArmond, New Orleans, had government land, May 6, 1902. 

8. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book 4, p. 115. 

AG V JOHN HAMILTON DeARMOND (1833-1888), Arlington, Oregon 

John Hamilton DeArmond, son of Richard DeArmond and Cynthia Hitch, was 
born in Blount County, Tenn., Dec. 25, 1833. In 1878, he removed with his entire 
family to Oregon and made his home at Arlington, where he died, Nov. 3, 1888. He 
was a building contractor. 

He married, Dec. 21, 1854, Blount County, Tenn., Jane Chandler (b. Blount County, 
Tenn.; d. Arlington, Ore.) , daughter of Robert and Nancy Chandler; Rev. Wm Billue, 
officiating. 1 

Issue: DeARMOND 5 
AG VI Oliver Houston 

b. Aug. 21, 1856, Blount County, Tenn.; d. single, Inde- 
pendence, Ore., circa 1924. 



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Robert Chandler 



Richard Hamilton 



Mary Dorcas 



Edgar Elias 



Thomas Parks 



Carlos Jane 



b. Oct. 15, 1859, Blount County, Tenn.; d. July 29, 1928. 

Independence, Ore. 1 
h. moved to Oregon with his father but returned to Blount 
County, Tenn. and married his boyhood sweetheart 
and took her back to Oregon, 
m. June 12, 1884, Blount County, Tenn., Rachel J. 

Kennedy (b. July 1, 1859, Blount County, Tenn.); 
Robert Porter, J. P., officiating. 1 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Robert Roy 

b. July 26, 1885, Polk Coun- 
ty, Ore.; r. Independence, 
Ore. 2 
m. Cordia Gooch 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AGVIII: Robert Roy, Jr. 
b. Mar. 8, 1916, Polk 
County, Ore. m. Dorothy 
Hansen. 

b. Feb. 20, 1863, Blount County, Tenn. 

b. Sept. 14, 1867, Blount County, Tenn.; r. Grants Pass, 

Ore. 
m. Ed McClain 

Issue: McCLAIN 
AG VII Charles D. 

b. Aug. 27, 1870, Maryville, Tenn. 

b. Dec. 27, 1873. Blount County, Tenn.; d. single, Nov. 29, 
1946, Portland, Ore. 

h. was taken as a child by his parents to Oregon; as a 
young man went to the Nevada gold fields, made a 
stake and returned home for a visit. He left home and 
for 30 years his whereabouts were unknown. In 1939, 
his brothers, Edgar Elias and Carlos Jane received word 
that a Tom DeArmond was living at Winnemucca, 
Nev. Carlos and his wife drove down and found his 
long-lost brother, still prospecting. 

b. Jan. 18, 1877, Blount County, Tenn. 



1. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

2. Family Record Society. 

AG V ELIAS C. DeARMOND (1835-1914), Grants Pass, Oregon 

Elias C. DeArmond, son of Richard DeArmond and Cynthia Hitch, was born in 
Blount County, Tennessee, in 1835. His father died when Elias was 28 years old and 
still single; he was appointed administrator for his father's estate in March 1864. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Cynthia Isobel 



Legend has it that Elias' cousin, John, was busy operating a sawmill and sent Elias 
to see his girl. Instead of pleading John's cause, Elias talked for himself, and later 
married the girl. 1 At any rate, Elias married at the age of 39, on February 24, 1874, 
Caroline Love (b. 1850, Blount County, Tenn.; d. July 2, 1926; g. Grants Pass, Oregon), 
daughter of Simpson Love. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. Thomas E. Turner.* 
Elias and his brother, John Hamilton, later left Blount County, and settled in 
Oregon, Elias making his home at Grants Pass. He died there, November 20, 1914, 
and is buried there. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Richard Simpson 

b. Jan. 9, 1875, Blount County, Tenn.; r. Portland, Ore. 
m. Edna Peat 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Emogene 

b. 1877, Blount County, Tenn.; r. Los Gatos, Calif. 
m. Loren Adams 

Issue: ADAMS 
AG VII 1. Elias 

2. Glenn 

3. Grace 

4. Lorraine 

b. 1879, in Oregon; r. Ashland, Oregon, 
m. Effie Tetherow. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Ardis, a daughter 
Lovett, a daughter 

b. 1881, in Oregon; r. Grants Pass, Oregon, 
m. Abbie Benson 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Letha 
Harvey 



Hugh Love 



William Vernon 



Howard 



Harvey Hamilton 



h. single, June 30, 1932. 
h. single, June 30, 1932. 



b. Dec. 30, 1884, Albany, Oregon; r. Bend, Oregon, 
h. attorney at law. Was a delegate to Republican National 
Convention at Chicago, June 1932; was on the Gov- 
ernor's staff (Oregon) for unemployment relief in his 
community during 1931; was district attorney for De- 
schutes County, and later County Judge for same county, 
m. Dec. 20, 1911, Mabel Emily Collins. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Robert William 

b. May 2, 1916. 
Betty Jean 

b. June 3, 1920. 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 71 

Lottie 

b. 1887, in Oregon; r. Medford, Oregon, 
m. Ernest J. Smith. 

Issue: SMITH 
AG VII 1. Janett Wray 
2. Patsy 



David Elias 



James Lester 



b. 1895, in Oregon; r. Lakeview, Oregon, 
m. Ardis Sharp. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII 1. Richard. 
2. Robert. 

b. 1899, in Oregon; r. Lakeview, Oregon, 
m. Mary — . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII 1. Loda Mae 
2. David 



1. Raymond T. DeArmond got this tale from an old resident of Blount County, Tennessee, who re- 
membered John and Elias. 

2. Blount County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

AG V RICHARD GRANVILLE DeARMOND (1844-1915), Blount County, Tenn. 

Richard Granville DeArmond, son of Richard DeArmond and Cynthia Hitch, was 
born in Blount County, Tennessee, June 11, 1844. He spent his entire life in Blount 
County, and died in March 1915, and is buried at Logans Chapel, Wildwood community, 
Blount County. His will, dated October 21, 1911, was probated at March 1915 Term of 
Court, Blount County. 

He married first, November 14, 1867, Susan L. Brown (b. Dec. 29, 1846; d. July 24, 
1909) , daughter of Elijah Brown and Susan B. Allen, Rev. J. H. Morton officiating. 1 

He married second, July 18, 1910, Florence Clemons (Woodard) , a widow, 2 A. M. 
Rule, J. P., officiating. 1 No issue. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VI Alphus Cecil 

b. Dec. 19, 1868; r. Ellensburg, Washington. 

h. removed to Washington as a young man after his 

marriage, 
m. Jan. 5, 1892, Flora Alice Jackson 1 (b. Sept. 1, 1870), 
daughter of James M. and Susan Jackson. Her father 
was a first cousin to "Stonewall" Jackson. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII James Granville 

b. Feb. 2, 1893; r. Seattle, 

Wash, 
m. Aug. 18, 1919, Margaret 
Goddy. 
Issue: None (Jan. 29, 1932.) 



Fred D. 



b. Feb. 9, 1898; d. July 3, 
1926; r. Ellensburg, Wash. 



72 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Milford Tolliver 
Nora Ellen 



Robert Ethan 
Jesse Elijah 



Charles L. 



m. June 1, 1917, Violet Jus- 
tice. 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG VIII Fred D., Jr. b. 
1918. 
Robert Cecil b. 1922. 

b. Mar. 25, 1901; r. Seattle, 

Wash, 
m. Nov. 7, 1924, Edna Lee. 

Issue: None (Jan. 29, 

1932) . 



b. Aug. 10, 1872, Blount County, Tenn. 

b. Sept. 18, 1877; r. R.F.D. No. 3, Maryville, Tenn. 

m. June 21, 1907, Robert Henry Kinneman (b. May 2, 
1883; d. June 22, 1926) , son of Samuel and Kate Kinne- 
man. 
Issue: KINNEMAN 

AG VII Lucille Brown 



Hazel Gale 
Dorothy Hope 



b. Oct. 8, 1910. 

b. Mar. 6, 1913. 

b. Jan. 2, 1919. 

b. Feb. 14, 1882; h. a bachelor. 

b. Oct. 4, 1887; r. Maryville, Tenn.; d. 1947, of a heart 

attack. 
h. was employed, Aluminum Company of America, 1931. 
m. April 12, 1910, Nelle Chapman (b. Dec. 17, 1890), 
daughter of Charlie and Alice Chapman, Rev. J. H. 
Sharp, officiating. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Jessie Wilhemetta 

b. Dec. 25, 1912. 
Nora Frances 

b. July 9, 1917. 



I. Blount County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

2 Richard's will mentions a stepdaughter, Clemens Pauline Woodard, who inherited his estate after his wife. 



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AG VI CHARLES FISHER DeARMON (1861-1921), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

Charles Fisher DeArmon, son of Aaron Leonidaj DeArmond and Nancy Jane Ed- 
wards, was born in Mecklenburg County, N. C, July 1, 1861. He was educated in the 
public schools of his county and became a farmer and carpenter. His home was on 
Route 17, Matthews, N. C. He died July 18, 1921, Mecklenburg County. 1 

He married in 1886, Mecklenburg County, Mary Martha Helms (b. Oct. 1871, Meck- 
lenburg County), daughter of Jacob Helms and Matilda Price. 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VII Leonidas Grady 

b. Feb. 22, 1890, Mecklenburg County; d. single, July 7, 
1913. 



Zebulon Vance 
Clyde M. 
Mary Esther 

W. O. 

Ernest Franklin 
Janie Bell 
Ruth 

Charles Reid 



b. 1892; d. at age of 6 months. 

b. June 18, 1893, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

b. Aug. 9, 1895, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. W. H. Smith. 

b. Jan. 7, 1897, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. Cynthia Elliott 

b. June 10, 1901; d. single, Oct. 16, 1930. 

b. 1899; d. 1900. 

b. Aug. 30, 1903, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. H. L. Phillips. 

b. 1905, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. Mamie Skipper. 



1. Family Record Society. 



AG VI DR. JOHN McCANNIE DeARMON (1857-), Charlotte, N. C. 

Dr. John McCannie DeArmon, son of Richard Lawson DeArmon and Pauline Wilson 
Alexander, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, August 7, 1857. He was 
a well known and popular physician of Charlotte for many years. 

He married, May 27, 1890, at Amity Church, Mecklenburg County, Susie E. Wolfe 
(b. Sept. 19, 1868) , daughter of Maria J. Wolfe. 1 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VII Cyrus Lawson 

b. Sept. 13, 1891; d. Oct. 9, 1918; g. Amity chyd. 
h. graduate, Washington & Lee University in 1912 with 
B.A. degree. Entered World War I, September 1918, 
and died of influenza during the epidemic of that dis- 
ease in the fall of 1918. 



Edd Wolfe 



b. Nov. 4, 1892. 

h. student, Washington & Lee Univ., 1913-1914; entered 



74 



Harlan Harrell 



Ira Alexander 



Frank Wolfe 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

World War I, June 5, 1917; discharged, June 26, 1919; 
served with A.E.F. in France, 
m. Oct. 1928, Macy Stuart Bonner (b. April 1906) , 

dau. Wiley Eden Bonner and Martha Catherine Hitt. 
Issue: DeARMON 
AG VIII a son 

b. Oct. 13, 1930. 

b. March 8, 1894. 

h. served in World War I, at Camp Hancock, Augusta, 
Ga., later entered insurance business at Charlotte. Was 
elected president, Charlotte Insurance Exchange in 1937. 
m. June 30, 1920, Martha Cockrane. 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VIII Cynthia Elizabeth 

b. Jan. 8, 1922, Charlotte, 

N. C. 
m. May 2, 1942, Robert Gas- 
ton Fox (b. 1921), son of 
William A. Fox & Thelma 
Sanders. 
Issue: FOX 
AG IX Cynthia Diane, b. 
July 16, 1946. 
Robert Gaston, b. Oct. 9, 
1949. 
Francis Harrell 

b. Aug. 18, 1923, Charlotte, 

N. C. 
m. Aug. 23, 1942, Marguerite 
McClure (b. Nov. 3, 1922), 
dau. Hilton B. McClure & 
Ellen Martin. 
Issue: none (1951) . 

b. Dec. 26, 1895. 

h. served with U. S. Navy in World War I, stationed at 
Hampton Roads, Va. Later, automobile salesman, 
Charlotte, 
m. Nov. 9, 1919, Olive Krauss. 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VIII Ira Alexander, Jr. 

b. 1920. 
Ruth 

b. 1922. 

b. June 18, 1897. 

h. attended Univ. of Virginia and ROTC there during 
World War I. Later, in the banking business at Char- 
lotte, 



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m. May 5, 1926, Lillian Ritch. 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VIII Lillian Ritch 



75 



Gladys Pamelia 



John Mayhew 
Jennie Sue 

James Wirt 

Myrtle 



Mary Emily 



b. 1927. 

b. Oct. 16, 1898. 

h. attended Peace Institute, Raleigh, N. C, 2 years; a 

teacher, Charlotte public schools since 1918. 
m. Aug. 17, 1926, Willis Robinson, an insurance agent 

at Charlotte. 

Issue: ROBINSON 
AG VIII Samuel Willis 

b. Aug. 1927. 

b. July 28, 1900; d. July 8, 1901. 

b. Dec. 7, 1901. 

h. attended Queens College, Charlotte, 4 years; teaching 
school at Pacolet Mills, S. C. in 1930. 

b. April 11, 1903. 

h. graduate, Davidson College, Class of 1924; teaching in 
Statesville, N. C. public schools, 1930. 

b. July 19, 1905. 

h. graduate, Charlotte High School; later, assistant Register 

of Deeds, Mecklenburg County (1932). 
m. Nov. 29, 1931, William Howard Starrette (b. Mar 5, 

1901), son of William Thomas Starrette and Lillian 

Howard. 

Issue: none (1931). 



b. June 27, 1907. 

h. graduate, Charlotte High School; studied art 2 years at 

Peace Institute, Raleigh; a legal stenographer in 1930. 
Benjamin McClintock 

b. Dec. 18, 1908. 

h. graduate, Charlotte High School; attended Davidson 

College, 2 years; later employed with Southern Power 

Company, Charlotte (1930) . 



Helen Wallace 



b. Sept. 24, 1910. 

h. student, Charlotte High School, in 1930. 



1. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Register of Wills, Book M, p. 317, Will of Maria J. Wolfe. 

AG VI JOHN THOMPSON DeARMOND (1841-1915), Bradley County, Tenn. 

John Thompson DeArmond, son of John Allen DeArmond and Patience E. Lusk, 
was born August 15, 1841, at Flint Springs, Bradley County, Tennessee. The Civil War 
began when he was 20 years old, and on November 13, 1861, he enrolled and was mus- 
tered into service at Charleston, Tennessee, giving his age as 21. He was a private in 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Captain Wm. H. McKamy's Company, Gillespie's Regiment of Volunteers, Confederate 
States of America, which organization subsequently became Company I, 43rd Regiment, 
Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. He deserted on May 11, 1862, at Lick. Creek, while still a 
private. Two years later, on September 12, 1864, he enlisted in the United States Army, 
at Cleveland, Tennessee, as a private in Company E, 5th Regiment, Tennessee Volun- 
teers Infantry. He was promoted to hospital steward, same regiment, on March 24, 1865, 
and honorably discharged from service on June 2, 1865, at Chattanooga, by reason of his 
promotion to captain. Again mustered into service on June 3, 1865, at Chattanooga, 
as captain, same company and regiment, and was mustered out and honorably discharged 
from service at Nashville, as a captain, on July 12, 1865, by reason of muster out of the 
company. 1 He returned to Bradley County, where he lived the rest of his life. He 
died February 11, 1915, and is buried at Fort Hill cemetery, Cleveland. 

He married at Dalton, Georgia, February 25, 1874, Alice Sanford Bard (b. Feb. 
25, 1855, Dalton; d. Feb. 19, 1910, Cleveland, Tenn.), daughter of James H. Bard (b. 
?1810) of Dalton, Georgia, and Elizabeth Dunn (b. 1818). Her father was a banker 
at Dalton, = and Alice enjoyed a cultured home life and the advantages of a good educa- 
tion. She taught penmanship in a Pennsylvania -school prior to her marriage. She was 
a noble woman, a devout Christian, and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Cleve- 
land, Tennessee, for 37 years. 



Issue: 
AG VII 



DeARMOND 
John Boyd 



b. Feb. 17, 1875; d. Feb. 28, 1936; g. Fort Hill c, Cleve- 
land, Tenn. 
h. employed Cleveland Coffin & Casket Company for 30 
years; a member of Broad Street Methodist Church, 
Cleveland. 3 
m. June 10, 1908, Bessie Goodner (b. Feb. 12, 1887), dau. 
George Pierce Goodner and Caledonia Hawk. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII May Bosworth 

b. May 4, 1909. 
m. Jan. 9, 1929, Luke Lea 
Calloway II (b. Dec. 5, 
1907) , son of Benjamin 
Montgomery Calloway & 
Mae Dunlap. 
Issue: CALLOWAY 
AG IX Luke Lee III. b. 
Dec. 4, 1929. 

Ben DeArmond, b. Sept. 
22, 1932. 

Linda Lou, b. Sept. 18, 
1940. 



John Goodner 



Eben Alexander 



b. Nov. 3, 1911; a bachelor 

in 1937. 
h. a registered pharmacist; 
r. Chattanooga, Tenn. 

b. April 3, 1920. 



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h. veteran, World War II; 
retired 1947 as major, 
AUS. 6 



Grace Brothren 



Bessie 
Alice 
Jennie Gray 



Allan Bryan 



b. May 1, 1878, Cleveland, Tenn.; d. Nov. 4, 1924. 
m. Oct. 15, 1902, Knoxville, Tenn.; Dr. Benjamin Drake 
Bosworth, a well-known Knoxville physician, Rev. J. 
Pike Powers, officiating. 4 
h. lived after her marriage, in Knoxville, boarding with 
Mrs. A. W. Swindoll on West Church Avenue. 
Issue: BOSWORTH 
AG VIII Dr. Benjamin Drake, Jr. 

b. Aug. 1904. 

h. a physician in Columbus, 
Ohio. 

d. young. 

d. young. 

b. Sept. 9, 1886, Cleveland, Tenn.; d. April 24, 1949, single, 
at Knoxville, Tenn.; g. Cleveland, Tenn. 

h. lost her hearing at an early age, and was educated at 
Tennessee School for the Deaf, where she afterwards 
became a teacher of beginners. She was also a skilled 
seamstress and milliner. She taught for 28 years, her 
career being terminated only by her death. She had 
many friends among the non-deaf, and although she 
could not hear, by means of word signs, note-writing 
and lip reading, she was able to maintain a full and 
active social life. She was greatly interested in gene- 
alogy, and spent many hours in the libraries engaged 
in research, much of which was of great aid to this 
author. She died suddenly in her Knoxville apartment, 
but her death was not discovered until the following 
day since she lived* alone. 5 

b. December 18, 1890, Cleveland, Tenn. 

h. formerly with the Tennessee Electric Power Company 

before its absorption by the Tennessee Valley Authority; 

in later years became a well driller, r. Knoxville, Tenn. 
m. Sept. 7, 1919, Chloie Godsey (b. Oct. 18, 1898), dau. 

L. C. Godsey and Emily Ada Cate. 

Issue: none. 



1. Adjutant General's Office, War Department, Washington. 

2. North Georgia Citizen, May I, 1862. Advertisement: "War! Warl War! Headquarters, Dalton, Georgia, 
May 1, 1862. I am authorized to pay bounty money until the 15th inst. I will receive those who 
have never been in the service, and the six- months' men, and pay them the bounty— Fifty Dollars. 
My camp will remain at Dalton. I will leave a recruiting officer in each Company, and the bounty 
money at Maj. James H. Bard's bank, where all who may join will receive the bounty and sign the 
Pay Roll. Col. Jesse A. Glenn. " 



78 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

3. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, March 1, 1936. 

4. Knox County. Tennessee, Marriage Records, Book 10, p. 179. 

5. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, April 26, 1949. 

6. U. S. Army Officers List, 1951. 

AG VI SAMUEL HOUSTON DeARMOND (1843-1914), Bradley County, Tenn. 

Samuel Houston DeArmond, son of John Allen DeArmond and Patience E. Lusk, 
was born at Flint Springs, Bradley County, Tennessee, May 10, 1843. He operated the 
Hotel DeArmond which was opposite the Southern Railway depot, in downtown Cleve- 
land. 1 He spent most of his life in Bradley County, and died November 9, 1914, and 
is buried in Fort Hill cemetery, Cleveland. 

He married, September 21, 1876, Bradley County, Tennessee, Lorena Fetnah Whit- 
man (b. July 24, 1859; d. April 11, 1930; g. Fort Hill c.) , Rev. D. Atkins, officiating.' 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Grace McGhee 

b. June 21, 1877, Bradley County, Tenn.; d. Oct. 13, 1928, 
Chattanooga, Tenn.; g. Jarnagin c, Morristown, Tenn. 
m. July 3, 1922, Chicago, 111., Gaines Ambrose Stuart, son 
of Ambrose Gaines Stuart (b. Aug. 24, 1853; d. Mar. 
17, 1926; g. Jarnagin c, Morristown. Tenn.) and Sallie 
Nelson (b. May 25, 1855; d. Dec. 19, 1892; g. Jarnagin 
c, Morristown, Tenn.) . 
h. a beautiful young woman with dark hair and brown 
eyes and a matchless complexion. Died at the age of 
51, after a lingering illness. 
Issue: none. 



Marie Rebecca 



b. October 23, 1880, Bradley County, Tenn.; d. Mar. 1, 

1934; g. Fort Hill c, Cleveland, Tenn. 
m. Chattanooga, Tenn., Gaines Ambrose Stuart, after the 

death of her sister, Grace McGhee, who was his first 

wife. 

Issue: none. 



Fannie Wood 



b. Feb. 24, 1883; living single, 3707 13th Avenue, Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn., 1940. 
Samuel Houston, Jr. 

b. May 25, 1885, Cleveland, Tenn.; r. 23 Haney Drive, 

Chattanooga, Tenn., 1940. 
m. April 10, 1918, Chattanooga, Tenn., Olena P. Queear 
(b. April 10, 1896) . 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Evelyn Lorena 

b. Jan. 5, 1922. 
Clara Giles 

b. Nov. 29, 1888; d. Nov. 7, 1928. 

m. July 2, 1910, Chattanooga, Tenn., John H. Helmich 
(d. 1933; g. Chattanooga Memorial Park) . 
Issue: HELMICH 
AG VIII George Houston 

b. Aug. 20, 1911. 



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m. Dec. 26, 1934, Grace Burk. 
William 

b. April 8, 1916; r. Miami, 
Fla. 



Lorena Layne 



b. Dec. 5, 1898, Bradley County, Term. 

m. Oct. 13, 1920, Van Dillon Lynch, at East Lake Con- 
gregationalist Church, Chattanooga, Rev. Willis, offi- 
ciating. 

Issue: LYNCH 
AG VIII Lorena Catherine 

b. May 9, 1922. 
Van Dillon, Jr. 

b. Sept. 5, 1926. 
Stewart 

b. Jan. 29, 1929. 
Layne DeArmond 

b. May 29, 1933. 



1. Knoxville, Tennessee, Morning Tribune, June 19, 1896. Advertisement: "Hotel DeArmond, Cleveland, 
Tenn. Opposite Depot. Large sample room on public square. Baggage transferred free of charge. 
S. H. DeArmond, Prop." 

2. Bradley County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

AG VI WILLIAM JOSEPH (Jody) DeARMOND (1845-1902), Fannin County, Texas 

William Joseph DeArmond, son of John Allen DeArmond and Patience E. Lusk, 
was born March 22, 1845, at Flint Springs, Tennessee. He was better known as "Jody." 
He removed to Texas about 1890, being at Altoga, Collins County, Texas, on April 20, 
1891. He died in Fannin County, Texas, August 21, 1902. 

He married first, January 27, 1870, Bradley County, Tennessee, 1 Eliza Ann Henderson 
(b. July 27, 1847; d. July 5, 1877) . Issue: none. 

He married second, March 9, 1880, Bradley County, Tennessee, Mary Elizabeth 
Sandidge (Roberts) (b. Jan. 9, 1855; d. Feb. 17, 1932, in Oklahoma). 

Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG VII Nora Ida 

b. Dec. 9, 1880, Bradley County, Tenn. 

m. 1895, near Altoga, Texas, John L. Dilbeck. 

Issue: DILBECK 
AG VIII Edgar 





d. 


prior to 1940. 


Everett 








d. 


prior to 1940. 


May 








d. 


prior to 1940. 


Andrew 






Clint 








d. 


prior to 1940. 


Grace 






Joel 






Wayne 






Birt 







80 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 
Marguerite 

John 
Tiny 

Clyde 

Lorine 

Delmar 



d. prior to 1940. 
d. prior to 1940. 



William Calvin 
Lethee Louella 
Jesse H. F. 



b. April 29, 1883; d. Nov. 16, 1883. 

b. May 2, 1885, Bradley County, Tenn.; r. Altoga, Texas. 

b. June 5, 1888, Bradley County, Tenn.; r. Altoga, Texas 
m. in Texas, Dovie Eubanks. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII 1. Olen 

2. Opal 

3. Carl 

4. Dortha 

5. Phyllis 

6. another. 



Maude Ovella 



b. June 22, 1891, near Altoga, Texas. 
m. Ernest Farbet (or Tarbet). 

Issue: FARBET (or TARBET) ( , 
AG VIII Lyray ( 

Jir.y^iotf^ b - 1915 - 

b. Nov. 12, 1894; d. Oct. 4, 1895. 



Ora Louvenia 



I. 1870 U. S. census, Bradley County, Tenn. Joseph DeArmond, age 25; Eliza A. DeArmond, age 22. 

AG VI JAMES MONROE DeARMOND (1847-?), Clinton, Kentucky 

James Monroe DeArmond, son of John W. W. DeArmond and Lorrinda Caroline 
Girdner, was born in Monroe County, Tennessee, in 1847. He was taken by his parents 
as a boy to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood. He owned a 
jewelry store at Clinton, Kentucky. 

He married in 1870, North America Stanley, daughter of Isaac Stanley and Mary 
Williams. His sister, Lucretia Adeline, married a brother of his wife. 1 

Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG VII Alice 



John Henry 



Rosella 



Robert 



d. young. 

b. Jan. 13, 1872, Muhlenberg County, Ky. 

b. 1875. 
m. — Cobb. 

b. 1878. 



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81 



Stephen 






b. 1881. 


Peter T. 






b. 1882; a wati 


Zera 






d. young. 


Izora 






b. 1885. 




m. — Hudson 


Mary L. 






b. 1889. 


Florence 






b. 1891. 



1. O. K. Lyle, Lyle Family. 



AG VI ALLEN JACKSON DeARMOND (1852-?), Earles, Kentucky 

Allen Jackson DeArmond, son of John W. W. DeArmond and Lorrinda Caroline 
Girdner, was born in 1852, perhaps in Monroe County, Tennessee, prior to his father's 
removal to Muhlenberg County, Ky. He became a farmer, and resided at Earles, Ky. 1 
He married in 1869, Mary J. Stanley (b. 1846) , daughter of Isaac Stanley and Mary 
Williams. His brother, James Monroe, married her sister, North America, and his 
sister, Lucretia Adeline, married her brother, Richard B. 

Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG VII John W. R. 

b. 1870, Muhlenberg County, Ky.; r. Madisonville, Ky.; a 

farmer, 
m. 1892, Dora Crow (b. 1868), daughter of William H. 
Crow and Sarah E. Liles. 
Issue: DeARMOND 



AG VIII Richard J. 



Fanny Bell 



b. 1893, Ky. 



b. 1872, Ky. 

m. 1893, John Martin (b. 1864), son of Hugh Martin and 

Nancy Jane Haley; a farmer at Giston, Ky. 

Issue: MARTIN 
AG VIII John William 



Alves 



b. 1894. 



b. 1898. 



Stephen Henry 



Mary Jane 



b. 1874, Ky., a farmer; r. Earles, Ky. 

m. 1895, Amanda Jane Shank (b. 1876), daughter of 
John Shank and Mary F. Frank. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Shelby E. 

d. young. 

b. 1876, Ky 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Sarah E. 



Lucinda 

Effie 

Venie 



m. 1896, Jesse Roark, Jr. (b. 1866), son of Jesse Roark, Sr. 

and Nancy E. Underwood; a farmer of Earles, Ky. 

Issue: ROARK 
AG VIII Harry R. 

b. 1897. 

b. 1878, Ky. 

m. 1894, Abraham L. Cotton (b. 1868), son of Stephen 
Cotton and Elizabeth Wilson; a farmer of Earles, Ky. 
Issue: COTTON 
AG VIII Jay 

b. 1895. 
Dora Bell 

b. 1897. 

b. 1883. 

b. 1885. 

b. 1888. 



1. O. K. Lyle, Lyle Family. 

AG VI THOMAS HENRY D'ARMOND (1837-1920), Johnson City, Tenn. 

Thomas Henry D'Armond, son and eldest child of Samuel Jackson D'Armond, 
senior, and Grizza Blackburn DeArmond, was born in Roane County, Tennessee, 
March 19, 1837. He grew to manhood on his father's farm, and was educated in Roane 
Countv. In 1858, his father re-married, and legend has it that Thomas Henry did not 
approve, and went to Clinton, Louisiana, where he made his home with his uncle, 
James Gideon D'Armond, senior, and worked in his uncle's mercantile establishment. 

He was 24 years old at the outbreak of the Civil War, and immediately joined the 
Hunter Rifles, a volunteer company, it being the first company to enlist in the Con- 
federate cause, date of his enlistment being April 30, 1861. He was later transferred 
to 4th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry. He rose rapidly from the rank of private to 
sergeant and lieutenant. 1 He participated in the Battle of Shiloh, the First and Second 
Campaigns in Mississippi, and the Battle of Atlanta. He was captured at the Battle of 
Nashville, December 15, 1864, by the Union forces, and imprisoned at Johnson Island, 
Ohio, until the end of the war. 2 

He returned to Louisiana, and married in the latter part of 1865. He entered the 
mercantile business at Clinton, in competition with his uncle, James Gideon D'Armond, 
and his cousin, Thomas S. Franklin D'Armond. 3 

After the death of his son, Frank Dixon, in 1890, he moved to Johnson City, Ten- 
nessee, accompanied by his wife and daughters, Sallie Lucille, Mary Lillian, and Juanita. 
After his wife's death in 1893, Mary Lillian returned to Louisiana, and made her home 
with her sister, Janie Blackburn (Adler) , until her marriage. 

He was an inspector for the State of Tennessee, from 1915 to 1920. 4 He died Jan- 
uary 3, 1920, and is buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Johnson City/ 

He married on November 30, 1865, in Amite County, Mississippi, 6 Sarah (Sallie) 
Tane Dixon (b. Oct. 15, 1845; d. Dec. 25, 1893, Johnson City, Tenn., of peritonitis), 
daughter of Benjamin F. Dixon (q.v.) and Jane E. S. Norwood. 8 



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83 



Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VII Frank Dixon 

Janie Blackburn 

Henry Norwood 



James Gideon 
Stella Emma 
Sallie Lucille 



Mary Lillian 



b. Sept. 8, 1866, Clinton, La.; d. Dec. 11, 1890, Clinton, La. 

b. Nov. I, 1867, Clinton, La. 

b. June 8, 1869, Clinton, La. 

m. first, Oct. 19, 1888, Clinton, La., Anne Comstock (b. 
1872), daughter of Capt. J. E. and A. E. Comstock. 
Later divorced in Mexico City, D. F. 
Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VIII Harry 
Bessie 
m. second, Gertrude Genius, daughter of Henry Genius 
and Joella Goodloe. 
Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VIII Joella 

b. April 27, 1906. 
m. Dr. John Wilson Boggess, 
Jr. (b. May 3, 1903; d. 
Mar. 15, 1941), son of Dr. 
John Wilson Boggess, Sr., 
and Margaret Foster. 
Issue: BOGGESS 
AG IX John Wilson, III, b. 
July 30, 1927. m. Aug. 20, 
1949, Sara Arnold Haden 
(b. Aug. 9, 1927). 

b. Dec. 10, 1870, Clinton, La. 

b. July 8, 1872, Clinton, La.; d. July 14, 1873. 

b. Oct. 2, 1875, Clinton, La.; d. Aug. 7, 1938, Johnson 

City, Tenn. 
m. July 31, 1894, Johnson City, Tenn., H. H. Lyle. 

Issue: LYLE 
AG VIII Willie DeArmond 

b. Aug. 26, 1895. 



Sarah 








b. 


circa 1901 


Lawrence H. 








b. 


circa 1904 


Mac 








b. 


circa 1911. 



b. Aug. 30, 1885, Clinton, La. 

m. Nov. 12, 1910, Audrey Cason (b. June 1, 1885, Inde- 
pendence, La.), son of Loren L. Cason and Frances De 
La Calmes; r. Opelousas, La., 1951. 



84 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Juanita 



Issue: CASON 
AG VIII Richard DeArmond 

b. Nov. 6, 1911; d. Dec. 19, 
1912. 
Jane Audrey 

b. Aug. 4, 1923; d. June 3, 
1951, of Leukemia. 

b. Feb. 29, 1890, Clinton, La.; d. at age of 20, Johnson 
City, Tenn. 



1. Andrew B. Booth, Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 
New Orleans, 1920. "Sergeant Thomas H. D'Armond; 1st Lt. Thos H. DeArman captured Dec. 17, 
1864, in Tennessee and released from Johnson's Island, Ohio, June 16, 1865." 

2. See Appendix, Thomas Henry D'Armond, A Graphic History of my War Record, for a complete 
account of subject's Civil War experiences. 

3. Letter from John W. Koch, St. Joseph, Missouri, to the author, May 29, 1951, says in recalling his 
boyhood memories of Clinton, La., "There were three D'Armond stores; J. Gideon D'Armond had the 
oldest and largest store . . . the two other D'Armond stores . . . were [operated by] Frank and 
Henry in separate stores. Henry, I think, lived also on Bank Street, south of Marstons Bank and 
next to Silliman Institute . . ." 

4. Courtesy, Ethel Bruner DeArmond. 

5. Casey & Otken, Amite County, Mississippi, Vol. I. "T. H. DeArmond married Sarah J. Dixon, Nov. 
30, 1865." 

6. Daughter of Ezekial Norwood (q.v.). 

AG VI JAMES GIDEON D'ARMOND (1858-1945), Harriman, Tennessee 

James Gideon D'Armond, son of Samuel Jackson D'Armond and Margaret Ann 
Yost, was born at Kingston, Tennessee, December 18, 1858. He was educated in Roane 
County, being enrolled at Rittenhouse Academy in his early 'teens. 1 He grew to man- 
hood, meanwhile learning the general merchandising business under the tutelage of 
his father. He entered his father's business where he remaind several years, afterwards 
operating his own business. 2 He eventually became a mortician, and operated a funeral 
home at Kingston for several years before removing to Harriman which was a rapidly 
growing town. In 1906, he began operating the D'Armond Funeral Home, which he 
conducted actively for 37 years before being forced into retirement because of his 
advanced age. During this period he was the leading mortician at Harriman. 

In addition to the successful operation of his business, our subject was very civic 
minded, and served his city throughout his life in a public capacity. He served on the 
city school board for two terms, and was three times elected mayor over a period of 
14 years. 3 He was instrumental in the building of two school buildings and a hospital 
during his periods of office. 

He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a past master of the Blue Lodge, a past 
high priest of the chapter, a past commander of the commandery, and was active in the 
council during its existence. In 1945, he was awarded a fifty-year certificate at a special 
meeting of the Blue Lodge. At one time, he was also active in the Odd Fellows, Junior 
Order, and Knights of Pythias. He was a lifelong Presbyterian, and highly revered for 
his Christian character, his leadership, and was known affectionately to his many friends 
as "Uncle Jimmy". 4 

He died at his daughter's home in Harriman, October 30, 1945, after an illness of 
three months. Interment was in Harriman cemetery. 

He married, January 1, 1902, Cleveland, Tennessee, Sarah Lucky Gaut 5 (b. Feb. 
1, 1868; d. Dec. 28, 1938), daughter of Judge Jesse Hamilton Gaut (1824-1905) and 
Ella Lucky (1836-1918). Both her parents were descended from distinguished families. 



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85 



Issue: 
AG VII 



D'ARMOND 
Cornelius H. 



b. Dec. 23, 1904, Kingston, Tenn.; d. May 31, 1940, Har- 
riman, Tenn. 

h. he attended Harriman High School and later, Gupton 
8c Jones School of Embalming, Nashville, Tenn., and 
afterwards entered his father's business. After his 
father's retirement, he became active head of the busi- 
ness until his death. He was handicapped throughout 
his life by ill health and his death was caused by a fall 
which produced a skull fracture. 9 His father idolized 
him and never recovered from his death, 
never. 



Margaret Eleanor 



m. 

b. 
m. 



Mar. 6, 1911, Harriman, Tenn. 

Aug. 6, 1933, Robert Harold Williams (b. July 9, 
1911), son of Rufus Clark Williams of Harriman, and 
Ethel Mae Wilson. He is a manufacturer, with Harri- 
man Hosiery Mills, a subsidiary of Burlington Mills, Inc. 
r. 828 Cumberland Street, Harriman, Tenn. 

Issue: WILLIAMS 



AG VIII Sarah Barbara 



James Clark 



b. Sept. 20, 1936. 
b. June 29, 1940. 



1. James DeArmond (sic) was enrolled in Class No. 4, Rittenhouse Academy, Roane County, Tennessee, 
1872. 

2. James G. D'Armond was a dealer in dry goods, notions, clothing, shoes, at Kingston, Tennessee, Dec. 
31, 1894. (From a letterhead preserved in old family documents.) 

3. As one citizen of Harriman told the author, "He could be elected mayor whenever he would consent 
to run." 

4. Harriman, Tennessee, Record, Nov. 1, 1945, Obituary. 

"J. G. D'Armond, former Harriman mayor for three terms and retired funeral director, passed away 
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold Williams, on Cumberland Street, Tuesday afternoon at 3:45, 
after an illness of three months. He was 86. Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon 
from the D'Armond home on Clinton Street at 2 p.m., Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church will officiate, assisted by Rev. H. E. Weaver, pastor of the Christian Church. Burial will 
follow in the Harriman cemetery with Schubert Funeral Home of Wartburg in charge. "Uncle 
Jimmy", as he was affectionately known to his wide circle of friends, was a native of Kingston. For 
several years he was in the mercantile business with his father, Sam D'Armond, and later operated 
a funeral home there a few years before coming to Harriman in 1906 and opening the D'Armond 
Funeral Home. In 1943, advanced age forced his retirement after 37 years successful operation of 
the concern. 

Though actively engaged in business, Mr. D'Armond found time to contribute much to the civic 
advancement of his town. He served two terms on the city school board, 1913-1919 and 1919-1925 
and three terms as mayor, being elected for the regular two-year term in 1925, 1933, and 1939. 
During his periods of service, two school buildings and the hospital were erected. 

He was a veteran member of all Masonic bodies in Harriman, and was awarded a 50-year Certificate 
at a special meeting on January 5, this year. Mr. D'Armond was a past master of the "Blue" Lodge, 
a past high priest of the chapter, a past commander of the commandery, was active in the council 
during its existence and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. At one time he was also active in 
the Odd Fellows, the Junior Order and the Knights of Pythias. 

His religious affiliation was with the Presbyterian church, having been an active member while in 
Kingston and later moving his membership here. Mr. D'Armond was married to Sarah Lucky Gaut 
in Cleveland (Tenn.) in 1902. She preceded him in death in 1938. A son, Cornelius D'Armond, 
passed away in 1940. Besides his daughter are two grandchildren, Sarah Barbara, and James Clark 
Williams, and two nephews, D.E. D'Armond, Sr. (b. 1897; d. April 29, 1974) and O.D. French." 

5. Bradley County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Book 7, p. 17; ceremony performed by Rev. J. F. Fender, 



86 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

6. Harriman, Tennessee, Record, June 6, 1940, Obituary. 

"Cornelius H. D'Armond, son of former Mayor J. G. D'Armond and in active charge of D'Armond 
Funeral Home, passed away at Harriman City hospital Friday afternoon at 2:25, the result of injuries 
he received a few days previously. He received a fractured skull when he fell while talking to his 
father at the funeral home Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock. He was kept under observation at the 
hospital and underwent an operation Monday night but was unable to recover. Cornelius was born 
in Kingston, December 23, 1904, and came to Harriman with his family about two years later. He 
attended the Harriman city schools until ill health forced him to discontinue his studies in his 
sophomore year. He later attended Gupton & Jones School of Embalming in Nashville and since 
that time has been connected with his father in the undertaking business. For the past four years, 
he has been in active charge. Surviving are his father; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Eleanor Williams; 
and three aunts, Mrs. Hugh Knox and Miss Jessie Gaut of Cleveland, and Mrs. Oscar Marshall, of 
Miami, Fla. His mother, Mrs. Sarah Lucky D'Armond, passed away December 28, 1938. Funeral 
services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. Chas. T. Gray, pastor of the 
Central Methodist church, officiating. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Raymond 
Weithers, Mrs. Frank Faris, Joe Goddard and Rev. Gray, with Mrs. F. A. Neergaard at the organ. 
Pallbearers were F. T. Sanders, Ed Thornton, O. D. French, Lon Thompson, L. P. Geasiand, Jr., 
and David Clemons. Burial was in Harriman cemetery with Schubert's of Wartburg in charge." 

AG VI SAMUEL JACKSON D'ARMOND, Jr. (1867-1904), Kingston, Tenn. 

Samuel Jackson D'Armond, Jr., son of Samuel Jackson D'Armond, Sr., and Margaret 
Ann Yost, was born, March 17, 1867, at Kingston, Tennessee. He grew up and obtained 
his education there. He entered his father's mercantile business but after his father's 
death in 1897, the business was continued by our subject's brother, James Gideon; 
Samuel Jackson, Jr. went into business for himself at another location. He owned 
considerable property including a river farm, either inherited from his father or accu- 
mulated through his own efforts. 

His life was brought to a sudden and tragic end at the age of 37. He was shot to 
death in front of the court house in Kingston on the evening of September 26, 1904, 
by William A. Forrester. According to newspaper accounts, his violent death was the 
result of a brief and sudden quarrel between him and Forrester. They were supposedly 
friends although this is difficult to believe since our subject was one of the most promi- 
nent and successful men in Kingston and Roane County, and Forrester was an ex- 
saloon keeper and a pool hall operator. 1 

He married Anna Rose (d. July 13, 1904), daughter of Washington B. Ro-e and 
Emma Taliaferro (b. 1847) . 

Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VII Robert Jackson, Sr. 

b. Apr. 23, 1895, Kingston, Tenn. 
David Eldridge, Sr. 

b. Feb. 28, 1897, Kingston, Tenn. 
James Tolliver 

h. single, 1950; a dealer in real estate; r. Spring City, Tenn. 
Margaret Elizabeth 

b. Oct. 25, 1903, Kingston, Tenn. 

m. 1941, Columbus, Ohio, Lawrence T. Prentice (b. June 
13, 1898, Elmira, N. Y.; d. Mar. 8, 1952, Arvada, Colo.). 
He attended high school at Elmira, N. Y.; was manager, 
Western Division, National Cash Register Company, 
at time of his death; also operated Rocking Horse 
Ranch as a hobby and country home; was a great hunter 
and fisherman, and maintained a stable of horses. 



I. Knoxville, Tennessee, Sentinel, Sept. 27, 1904. 

"Kingston, Sept. 27. Samuel DeArmond, a leading citizen of this place, was shot and killed last 




Top, Thomas S. Franklin D'Armond as a boy and as a young man, and Center, as 
soldier in the Confederate Army; and Bottom, his home at Clinton, Louisiana. 



LINE A-l -DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 87 

night about 8:30 o'clock by W. A. Forrester, formerly of Knoxville. Forrester surrendered to the 
sheriff this morning and claims he killed DeArmond in self defense. The shooting occurred in front 
of the court house, and Forrester used a shotgun ... he probably died instantly. According to 
Forrester's statement, the men met yesterday morning and had some bitteer words. He says each 
threatened the other. DeArmond secured a pistol and Forrester a shotgun. When they met again 
last night, Forrester claims it was a case of which could shoot first, and thus he asserts he killed 
DeArmond in self-defense. Forrester is under guard, and will be given a preliminary hearing late 
this afternoon or tomorrow. Until liquor was voted out of Kingston, Forrester operated a saloon here. 
He is now conducting a pool room and soft drink establishment. He came here from Knoxville, 
where he had a saloon. Samuel DeArmond was one of the most prominent men of this town and 
county. He was a man of wealth, being rated at about $25,000. It was thought that he and Forrester 
were good friends. The dead man was buried this afternoon." 

Chattanooga, Tennessee, News, Sept. 27, 1904. "Kingston, Sept. 27: Sam DeArmond, a prominent 
citi/en of this place, and who belongs to one of the best families in the entire county, was shot 
and killed last night about nine o'clock near the courthouse . . . He was about 35 years of age and 
was a widower, his wife having died less than three months ago. He was worth perhaps between 
$15,000 and $20,000 and had an income from a Tennessee river farm in this county." 

AG VI THOMAS S. FRANKLIN ("Frank") D'ARMOND (1843-1899), Clinton, La. 

Thomas S. Franklin D'Armond, son of James Gideon D'Armond, senior, and Matilda 
DeArmond, was born at Camden, Arkansas, July 23, 1843, while his father was operat- 
ing a mercantile business there. He was known throughout his life as "Frank" and 
rarely used his full name. After the death of his mother in 1845, Frank and his sister 
lived at their grandfather's (Thomas Flenniken D'Armond) home in East Feliciana 
Parish, Louisiana. His father re-married in 1849 but it is doubtful that Frank or his 
sister ever returned to Arkansas, but quite likely remained at their grandfather's home 
until their father returned permanently to Clinton, and went into the mercantile 
business. He attended school at Clinon, and college at Bowling Green, Kentucky. 1 

He was only 18 years old at the outbreak of the Civil War but enlisted at Camp 
Moore. Louisiana, October 1, 1861, in the Hunter Rifles. He participated in the Battles 
of Peachtree Creek, Shiloh and Baton Rouge. He was one of the few who assisted 
Captain George H. Packwood to pull the heavy guns up Kennesaw Mountain as the 
Confederate forces slowly and bitterly yielded before Atlanta. 2 He was wounded July 
28, 1864, in the Battle of Atlanta, and apparently was returned home to convalesce. 
He was captured at Clinton, Louisiana, November 16, 1864, and confined in military 
prison at New Orleans, November 23, 1864. He was later transferred to Ship Island on 
December 10, 1864, 3 and released after the end of the war. 

Afterwards, he entered business with his father for a time, and later went into busi- 
ness alone at another location in town. 4 He later formed a partnership with R. L. 
Shelton, and was the senior partner in the business until his death. 

He was an honorable and industrious citizen, a devoted husband and parent, and 
a faithful and dependable friend. He died July 10, 1899, and is buried in Clinton 
cemetery. 

He married first, December 16, 1869, at Clinton, Louisiana, Mar)' H. Gurney, 5 who 
died December 16, 1874. 

He married second, December 15, 1884, at Clinton, Louisiana, Florence Rhea (b. 
Mar. 14, 1865, East Feliciana Parish, La.; d. Feb. 27, 1949, Clinton, La.), daughter of 
David Rhea and — Woodward. 

Issue: D'ARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Leroy 

d. in infancy, 
infant 

d. in infancy. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Issue: D'ARMOND second marriage 
AG VII Rhea 



Mary Mathilde 



Florence Camille 



b. Oct. 3, 1885, Clinton, La. 

m. Dec. 21, 1903, Clinton, La., r ' Timothy Lee Corcoran 
(b. July 24, 1876). 
Issue: CORCORAN 
AG VIII Haley DeArmond 

b. Feb. 23, 1905, Clinton, La. 
m. Feb. 21, 1948, Louise -. 

Issue: CORCORAN 
AG IX Marie Adele. 
Darlyne. 
Dorothy Butler 

b. July 24, 1908, Clinton, La. 
m. first, Napoleon Brown. 

Issue: BROWN 
AG IX Jacqueline. 
m. second, G. D. Jones. 

Issue: JONES 
AG IX Rhea. 

Dorothy D. 

b. Jan. 13, 1887, Clinton, La.; r. Clinton, La., 1951. 
m. Dec. 27, 1905, Clarence Percy, Jr., 7 son of Clarence 
Percy, Sr. 



Issue: 
AG VIII 



PERCY 

Rhea DeArmond 



b. Dec. 13, 1907, Clinton, La. 

h. an engineer, Baton Rouge, 
La. 

m. Oct. 17, 1942, Student 
Center, Louisiana State 
Univ., Baton Rouge, La., 
Sarah Elizabeth Hewes. 
Issue: PERCY 

AG IX Kent Hereford, b. 
Sept. 17, 1943, Baptist 
Hospital, New Orleans, 
La.; John Chaille, b. Mar. 
19, 1947, Baton Rouge, 
La.; Nan, b. May 17, 1949; 
Thomas Hewes, b. Dec. 19, 
1951, Baton Rouge, La. 

b. Feb. 28, 1889, Clinton, La. 

m. July 11, 1916, Albany, N. Y., William Ossa Jones (b. 
Ky:), a graduate of Purdue University. He is an elec- 
trical engineer. 
Issue: JONES 



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AG VIII John Paul 

b. Feb. 17, 1931. 
Frank Kenneth 

b. Nov. 18, 1894, Clinton, La. 
m. twice. 

Issue: none. 
Margaret Mildred 

b. Jan. 31, 1897, Clinton, La. 



1. Courtesy, Miss Ethel Knapp, Lake Charles, La. 

2. Clinton, Louisiana, Watchman, Obituary. 

"In Clinton, La., Monday, July 10, 1899, Frank D'Armond, aged 55 years, 11 months and 14 days. 
Interment in Clinton cemetery Tuesday, July 11, 1899, at 4:30 p.m. The deceased was a native of 
Arkansas, having been born in that State in 1844. When quite small his parents moved to this place, 
where his father, Mr. J. G. D'Armond, became engaged in mercantile pursuits. Mr. Frank D'Armond 
was in business with his father for a time, and afterwards in his own name. In 1898 he formed 
a partnership with Mr. R. L. Shelton, and up to the time of his untimely death, was the senior 
partner of the firm. He was honorable, upright and liberal in his business relations, and enjoyed 
the esteem and respect of everyone. In 1860, at the braking out of the Civil War, he enlisted in 
the Hunter Rifles, and from that time until the close of the terrible struggle he fought for our 
noble cause. He was in many battles, notably those of Peachtree Creek, Shiloh and Baton Rouge. At 
Kennesaw Mountain he was one of the brave few who assisted our heroic Capt. George H. Packwood 
to pull the heavy guns up the mountain. He was wounded before Atlanta, being shot through the 
side. His war record is unapproachable— he was earnest and zealous, and was never known to shirk 
a duty or desert a friend. He was an honored member of S. E. Hunter Camp No. 1185, U.C.V., 
among whose members are many of his old comrades who mourn his death as that of a dear brother, 
and a true friend. In December 1884, he was married to Miss Florence Rhea. During their union 
five children were born, all of whom survive him. Their home life was an ideal one. He loved 
his home and family, and was ever indulgent, kind and affectionate. Now that he is gone the anguish 
of the bereaved wife and fatherless children must be terrible indeed, and we pray that God who 
"tempers the wind to the shorn lamb" will spread over them the mantle of His everlasting love, 
and will heal their broken hearts. The funeral service took place at 4:30 o'clock at the family 
residence on Bank Street, and were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Gresham of Baton Rouge. The 
interment was under the auspices of Olive Lodge No. 52, F. and A.M., of which body he was an 
honored member. The remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people who 
gathered from far and near to pay this last sad tribute to his memory. To the bereaved family the 
WATCHMAN extends heartfelt sympathy." 

3. Andrew B. Booth, Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers &■ Louisiana Confederate Commands, 
New Orleans, 1920. "D'Armand, Frank, Pvt, Co. I, 3rd (Harrison's) La. Cav." 

"D'Armond, T. F. (also D'Armond, Frank), Pvt. New Co. G, 4th La. Inf. Enlisted Oct. 1, 1861, 
Camp Moore, La. Present on Rolls to April 20, 1862. Nov. 1862, to June 1863, absent; Detached duty 
in Commissary, Clinton, furnished descriptive roll. July and Aug. 1863. Absent; Clerk in Com- 
missary near Enterprise. Sept. and Oct. 1863, Absent without leave, Clinton, La. Nov. and Dec. 1863. 
Present or Absent, not stated. Roll May 1st to Aug. 31, 1864, absent; wounded July 28 before 
Atlanta. Appears on Federal Rolls of prisoners of war, captured at Clinton, La., Nov. 16, 1864. 
Confined in Military Prison, New Orleans, La., Nov. 23, 1864. Transferred to Ship Island, Dec. 10, 
1864." 

4. See Thomas Henry D'Armond, footnote 3. 

5. East Feliciana Parish, La., Marriage Records, Book B, p. 165. 

6. Ibid., Book 10, p. 432; Rev. Frank W. Lewis, officiating. 

7. Ibid., Book 12, p. 27; Rev. Louis Tucker, officiating. 

AG VI ELIZABETH D'ARMOND (1851-1929), Lake Charles, La. 

Elizabeth D'Armond, daughter of James Gideon D'Armond, senior, and Susan Ann 
DeArmond, was born at Camden, Arkansas, October 5, 1851. Her father continued 
in business there for several years after her birth but established a home at Clinton, 
Louisiana, for his family before 1854. The home was on Bank Street near the Presby- 
terian church. 

When a very little girl, Elizabeth's mother and aunt, Eliza Jane DeArmond (Fluker) , 
paid a visit to their mother's home in Roane County, Tennessee, taking Elizabeth and 
her half-sister, Susan Julia Mathilda, with them. Elizabeth found her grandmother. 



90 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Susan Shadden DeArmond, to be a small but very dignified lady who dressed beauti- 
fully, wore lace caps and played the harpsichord. She ruled her large family with a 
firm and capable hand, but found time to entertain her guests so royally that the little 
girl never forgot her trip by train to Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, where all 
too soon such violent and bloody battles were to be fought. She returned to her Lou- 
isiana home with cherished memories of a gracious home, wooded mountains and 
valleys, and coal mines, so different from her own home land. 

She grew to womanhood surrounded with luxury and comfort. She graduated with 
honors from Silliman Collegiate Institute of Clinton, a noted Presbyterian school for 
young girls, which attracted for many years many students from surrounding states. 
Elizabeth was an excellent musician, a person of unusual gifts and charm, and greatly 
beloved by those who knew her. She was a faithful Baptist from girlhood and active 
throughout her life in the work of her church and community affairs. 

She was married in the Presbyterian church at Clinton by a Baptist minister, No- 
vember 17, 1870, 1 to Dr. William Alfred Knapp (b. June 24, 1846, New Orleans, La.; 
d. Nov. 24, 1910, Lake Charles, La.; g. Lake Charles) , son of Daniel Knapp and Frances 
Rose Piroth. Her husband's parents were married in Paris, France, and came direct 
from there to New Orleans. Dr. Knapp served in the Civil War from 1861 through 
1864, first with Ogden's Battalion, Cavalry of Baton Rouge, being later transferred to 
the Hospital Corps, Clinton, La., where he served under Drs. Thos. Buffington and 
J. Williams Jones. He was a dentist, druggist and chemist, and practiced his profession 
first at Clinton, but early in married life removed to Lake Charles where he continued 
his profession until his death. 

Elizabeth survived her husband by 18 years, but continued to make her home at 
Lake Charles. She died, January 31, 1929, and is buried at Lake Charles. 

Issue: KNAPP 
AG VII 1. William Alfred, Jr. 

b. Apr. 24, 1872, Clinton, La.; d. Feb. 1945. 
m. first, Ida Athens, daughter of William Athens and Isa- 
bella Parker. 2 

Issue: KNAPP first marriage 
AG VIII Wilfred D'Armond 

b. August 29, 1895, Lake 

Charles, La. 
m. Helen Paret, daughter of 
M. P. Paret of Baltimore, 
and Letitia Lock. 
Issue: KNAPP 
AG IX Florence Ida. m. 
Winston Morton of Lake 
Charles, La. 
m. second, June 24, 1914, Odelia Miller, daughter of 
Theogene Miller and Euphemie Cormier, of Cameron, 
La. 

Issue: KNAPP second marriage 
AG VIII Gloria Patricia 

r. Lake Charles, La. 

2. Lillian 

r. Lake Charles, La. 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 91 

3. Ethel D'Armond 

r. Lake Charles, La. 



1. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book B, pp. 177, 178. 

2. Isabelle Parker was a descendant of Ethan Allen. 

AG VI GEORGE HARRIS D'ARMOND (1854-1884), Clinton, Louisiana 

George Harris D'Armond, son of James Gideon D'Armond, senior, and Susan Ann 
DeArmond, was born at Clinton, Louisiana, July 28, 1854. He grew to manhood and 
received his education from the schools near his home. After he reached manhood, he 
worked for a while in his father's mercantile establishment. He died December 23, 
1884, and is buried in Clinton cemetery. 

He married first, January 26, 1880, in Liberty Strip (?) , Sallie Alexana Worthy (b 
June 3, 1863; d. Oct. 25, 1880) , Honorable R. M. Neilson, officiating. 8 

He married second, January 25, 1883, Clinton, Louisiana, Lena B. Pipes. 1 
Issue: D'ARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Saunders Alexandria, a son 

b. Sept. 24, 1880; d. July 15, 1 88 1 . J 
Issue: D'ARMOND second marriage 
AG VII Georgie Adelle 

b. Oct. 1, 1883-1884. 

m. first, April 7, 1901, Clinton, La., J. Randolph White," 
whom she later divorced. 
Issue: WHITE 
AG VIII J. Randolph, Jr. 

Lena 
m. second, Earl Workman, who died without issue. 
m. third, March 1, 1917, Harris C. Ellis (b. June 10, 1892; 
d. Nov. 5, 1943). 
Issue: ELLIS 
AG VIII Mary Adelle 

b. Aug. 2, 1928. 



m. Aug. 


16, 


1947, Merle 


Dyer 


Hart 


(b. Jan. 


16, 


1927). 








Issue: 


HART 




AG IX 


Peggy 


Adelle. 


b. 


Feb. 4 


, 1949; 


Patrick Allen, 


b. June 27, 


1950. 





1. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book 4, p. 543. 

2. Ibid., Book 9, p. 326. 

3. From Family Bible of James Gideon D'Armond, Sr., now in possession of Elizabeth Youngblood 
LaRue, Wichita Falls, Texas (1951). 

AG VI JAMES GIDEON D'ARMOND, JR. (1857-1890), Clinton, Louisiana 

James Gideon D'Armond, Jr., son of James Gideon D'Armond, Sr., and Susan Ann 
DeArmond, was born January 24, 1857, at Clinton, Louisiana. He worked for awhile in 
his father's mercantile business at Clinton but was a man of frail health, and died of 
tuberculosis on February 22, 1890. He is buried in Clinton cemetery. 1 

He married at Clinton, La., September 24, 1885, 2 Lena B. Pipes D'Armond (d. Dec. 



92 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



1941) , widow of his brother, George H. D'Armond (q.v.) . After our subject's death, 
she married John B. Seay on December 29, 1891. 3 

Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VII J. Leroy 

b. Oct. 19, 1886; d. Aug. 18, 1895; g. East c, East Feliciana 
Parish, La. 

h. killed at the age of 23. 



Emmett 



Walter Earl, Sr. 



b. May 5, 1889, Clinton, La. 

h. attended Wilson, La. High School; now (1951) store 
manager, wholesale notions and novelty company, Bir- 
mingham, Ala. Member, Birmingham Temple, Lodge 
No. 636, A.F. and A.M. r. 1210 S. 17th St., Birmingham, 
Ala. 
m. Jan. 14, 1917, Baton Rouge, La., 4 Ruth Elizabeth 
McCarstle (b. Oct. 8, 1898), dau. Theodore McCarstle 
& Frances Elizabeth Morris. 
Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VIII Walter Earl, Jr. 

b. May 31, 1919, Wilson, La. 
r. 1408 13th Place, S., 
Birmingham, Ala. 
m. April 27, 1941, Ruby 
Payne (b. June 16, 1920), 
dau. Greely Louis Payne 
& Callie Manda Robinson. 
Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG IX Diane, b. Aug. 28, 
1943. 



Grace Elizabeth 



b. July 5, 1921, Baton Rouge, 
La. 

m. Apr. 18, 1942, Tolbert 
Shelby (b. Aug. 30, 1915), 
son of Wallace A. Shelby 
& Virginia Cheek. 
Issue: SHELBY 

AG IX Tolbert Glen, b. 
May 23, 1945; twins: Gary 
Collier, and Grace Eliza- 
beth, b. Mar. 29, 1947. 



1. Vital statistics secured from headstone. Clinton. La. cemetery. 

2. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book X, p. 53. 

3. Ibid., Book 6, p. 114. 

4. East Baton Rouge, La. Manriage Records. 



AG VI EMMA JANE BLANCHE D'ARMOND (1862-1943), Fort Worth, Texas 

Emma Jane Blanche D'Armond, daughter of James Gideon D'Armond, Sr., and 
Susan Ann DeArmond, was born at Clinton, Louisiana, September 30, 1862. She was 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 93 

reared in southern luxury since her father was the leading merchant of the parish, 
and obtained her education at Silliman Collegiate Institute, a noted school attended 
by young women from surrounding states. She became a good pianist and had a nice 
singing voice. After the death of her father in 1892, Blanche's mother went to Fort 
Worth, Texas, to live, accompanied by her four younger daughters, including Blanche. 
A few years after reaching Fort Worth, Blanche married and lived in her mother's 
home at 1407 Williams Street, Fort Worth, which her mother later gave to her for her 
home. Her mother afterwards made her home with Blanche until her death. Blanche's 
husband lived only a few years, and the task of rearing her two daughters fell on her 
shoulders. She was a lover of growing flowers and was possessed of a 'green thumb'. 
She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Fort Worth, throughout her life 
there. She died at Fort Worth on Feb. 12, 1943, and is buried in Oakwood cemetery. 
She married at Fort Worth, May 24, 1899, John William Carnes 1 (b. July 30, 1860; 
d. Dec. 19, 1905, in a train wreck near Waurika, Oklahoma; g. Oakwood c, Fort Worth) . 
She was married in a double ceremony with her sister, Helen Estelle and Theodore A. 
Armstrong, in her mother's home. 

Issue: CARNES 
AG Vn Emma Belle 

b. Sept. 18, 1901, Fort Worth, Texas. 

h. educated in public schools of Fort Worth. She was a 
bookkeeper and secretary at Fort Worth for several 
years, and after her marriage lived with her mother 
until 1925, when she and her husband built their own 
home at 1507 Clover Lane, Fort Worth. On Sept. 14, 
1945, she and her husband removed to Bogue Chitto, 
Mississippi. She has traveled extensively in Mexico, 
Canada, and the American northwest and east. She 
has been a Baptist throughout her life and has taught 
in the Sunday School both at Fort Worth and Brook- 
haven, Miss. A member of the garden club and book 
club at Brookhaven. 

m. Nov. 13, 1919, Samuel Arnold Sutton (b. Aug. 8, 
1898, Miss.), son of James Lafayette Sutton and Sarah 
Jane Smith. He lived for many years at Fort Worth 
but now operates a stock farm at Bogue Chitto, Miss., 
on land which he purchased in 1929. This land has 
been held by the Sutton family since 1819 when it was 
patented by Arnold's greatgrandfather, William Sutton. 
He is a Baptist, and a Mason, for many years being a 
member of Lodge 148, Fort Worth. 
Issue: SUTTON 

AG VIII Carnes DeArmond 

b. Nov. 23, 1921, Fort Worth, 
Texas. 2 

m. Jan. 1, 1948, Nellie Gene 
Bain (b. Mar. 29, 1925), 
dau. H. Edison Bain & 
Nellie Seale Cook. 
Issue: SUTTON 



94 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Susan Margaret 



AG IX James DeArmond, 
b. Oct. 29, 1948; Bettie 
Gene, b. July 8, 1951; 
Susie Jane, b. Apr. 10, 
1953. 

b. Nov. 4, 1904, Fort Worth, Texas. 

h. educated at Fort Worth, and became a business woman, 
as bookkeeper, secretary and court reporter at Austin. 
After her marriage, devoted her time to home making, 
Episcopal church work, and some club activities. She 
and her husband have traveled extensively along the 
West Coast into Canada and in the East, also many 
parts of Mexico, 
m. Sept. 14, 1932, Howard Earnest Granville (b. Aug. 3, 
1896) , son of Bevil Gordon Granville and Eloise Moore 
Earnest. 3 He is district landman for Pan American 
Production Company, Abilene, Texas. He formerly 
lived for 14 years at Houston where he was an inde- 
pendent oil operator. 
Issue: GRANVILLE 
AG VIII John Moore 

b. Dec. 14, 1935, Houston, 

Texas, 
h. a Cadet, U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy (1954). 



1. Emma Belle Carries (Sutton) says John William Carnes' father was from Maryland, a sea captain 
who owned his own vessel, and lost his life at sea. His widow afterwards married a Mr. Crouch 
by whom she had a son, John Crouch, with whom she made her home at Livermore, Kentucky, 
where she died at the age of 92, on December 13, 1922. She also had a daughter, Eva Rose Crouch, 
born circa 1916, and who died at the age of 20. Emma Belle recalls her grandmother, Margaret 
Crouch, telling her that her (Margaret's) mother was a sister of General Robert E. Lee's mother. 

2. Carnes DeArmond Sutton graduated from Arlington Heights High School, Fort Worth, 1939. At- 
tended N.T.A.C., Arlington, Texas, 2 years. Joined Second Hell Divers Group, Naval Air Corps, 
from Fort Worth, June 1942, and transferred to Marine Air Corps while in training at Corpus 
Christi, Texas, where he received his commission as second lieutenant and naval aviator. Completed 
his training as a dive bomber pilot at El Toro, California, and went overseas in January 1944. He 
was based on Bougainville in the Solomons, and the New Hebrides, and participated in some of the 
first night bombings of Rabaul, New Britain Island, for which he received a citation. He visited 
Sydney, Brisbane and Townsville, Australia, while based on these islands. He returned to the United 
States in April 1945, and was an instructor at Pensacola, Fla., until November 1945. He was released 
from active duty as a first lieutenant, and has since been promoted to Captain, U. S. Marine Reserve. 
He graduated from Texas A. & M. College, June 1948, with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering. 
Employed, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation, engineering department, July 1948. A Baptist, 
and a communicant of Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth. 

3. Bevil Gordon Granville was English and a direct descendant of Sir Richard Granville, 'The King's 
General', made so familiar to American readers by Daphne duMaurier's novel of the same name. 
He came to America as a young man and became a naturalized American; was a mining engineer 
in Colorado, New Mexico, California and Arizona. He met and married Eloise Moore Earnest at 
Denver where she was employed by the Halleck-Howard Lumber Company of which her uncle, Mr. 
Howard, was a partner. She was born in New Jersey but her family lived at Chicago for many years. 

AG VI ETHEL BELLE D'ARMOND (1864-1937), Wichita Falls, Texas 

Ethel Belle D'Armond, daughter of James Gideon D'Armond, Sr., and Susan Ann 
DeArmond, was born at Clinton, Louisiana, September 5, 1864. She was reared in 
comfort and luxury, and received her education from the noted Silliman Collegiate 



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95 



Institute at Clinton. After her father's death in 1892, her mother moved to Fort Worth, 
Texas, taking her four younger daughters with her, Ethel Belle being one of them. 
On March 16, 1911, she and her husband moved to Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a 
beautiful woman, a cultured and charming person, reticent but with a forceful per- 
sonality. She was a devoted Christian and faithful Baptist; a talented musician and 
pianist, and was held in high esteem by those who knew her, and greatly loved by her 
family and friends. She died June 27, 1937, at Wichita Falls, Texas, and is buried in 
Oakwood cemetery, Fort Worth. 

She married first, January 25, 1884, C. B. Haynes, from whom she was divorced, 
November 21, 1891. Issue: none. 

She married second, May 25, 1893, Fort Worth, Texas, Silas Anderson Youngblood 
(b. Feb. 14, 1868, Tallapoosa County, Ala.) , son of Solomon J. Youngblood and Mary 
Elizabeth Weir. He died at Wichita Falls, Texas, on November 20, 1951, at the age 
of 83. 

Issue: YOUNGBLOOD 
AG VII Sydney Anderson 

b. March 14, 1894, Fort Worth, Texas; r. 1700 Beverly 

Drive, Wichita Falls, Texas, 
h. an engineering and architectural draftsman; a veteran 

of the Navy, World War 1; now (1951) civil service 

draftsman, Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls. A 

Baptist, Mason, and a bachelor. 



Ann Elizabeth 



Clyde 

Blanche 
James Carnes 



b. Mar. 23, 1896, Fort Worth, Texas; r. 1700 Beverly 

Drive, Wichita Falls, Texas, 
h. a violinist, singer and pianist; taught violin one year 

before her marriage. A Baptist, and active in club work 

(1951). 
m. Sept. 2, 1918, Clyde Aubrey LaRue (b. Mar. 11, 1887, 

Cedar Rapids, Nebraska; d. July 16, 1930, Houston, 

Texas) , son of Obadiah F. LaRue and Letitia Winters. 

A happy marriage. 

Issue: None. 

b. June 16, 1899, Fort Worth, Texas; d. in an accident, 
Oct. 16, 1905. 

b. May 5, 1903; d. Nov. 26, 1903, Fort Worth, Texas. 

b. Sept. 23, 1905, Fort Worth, Texas; r. 807 Bluff Street, 

Wichita Falls, Texas, 
h. college graduate with B.S. in business administration; 

an excellent musician; studied piano in Vienna, Austria. 

Has traveled extensively in America and abroad. In 

civil service during World War II. A Baptist, 
m. May 15, 1937, May Belle Barlett (b. Nov. 22, 1906), 

dau. Jesse Calloway Barlett and Mary Emma Donaldson. 

Issue: YOUNGBLOOD 



96 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG VIII Jesse Orian 



b. Feb. 7, 1941, Wichita 
Falls, Texas. 



AG VI HELEN ESTEIXE D'ARMOND (1867-1915), Fort Worth, Texas 

Helen Estelle D'Armond, daughter of James Gideon D'Armond, Sr., and Susan Ann 
DeArmond, was born at Clinton, Louisiana, March 16, 1867. She grew to womanhood 
surrounded by comfort and luxury and, like her sisters, probably received her educa- 
tion from Silliman Collegiate Institute. After the death of her father and her first 
husband, she accompanied her mother and three sisters when they removed to Fort 
Worth, Texas, sometime after 1892. There she lived until her death which occurred 
on December 23, 1915, where she is also buried. 

She married first, at Clinton, Louisiana, on January 7, 1891, Charles Alexander 
Gordon (d. circa 1892-1893) - 1 

She married second, at Fort Worth, Texas, May 24, 1899, Theodore A. Armstrong 
of Ionia, Michigan (d. June 13, 1911) , in a double ceremony with her sister and John 
William Carnes. Issue: None. 

Issue: GORDON first marriage 
AG VII Bertha Estelle 

b. Dec. 7, 1891, Clinton, La.; r. 601 Fairchild Terrace, 

Manhattan, Kansas ,1953). 
m. Dec. 21, 1919, Adolph Walter Landstrom (b. April 30, 

1895; d. Sept. 8, 1939) , son of John William Landstrom 

and Olive Winfeild. 

Issue: LANDSTROM 
AG VIII 1. Olive Estelle 

b. Nov. 12, 1921, Chicago, 
111. 

m. June 3, 1942, Richard 
Fifield Phillips (b. July 
4, 1917), son of Leslie 
Blaine Phillips & Miriam 
Fifield. 
Issue: PHILLIPS 

AG IX Karen Adelle. b. 
Sept. 1943; Richard James, 
b. July 14, 1947; William 
Walter, b. Oct. 5, 1951. 
2. Walter Gordon 

b. June 15, 1926, Oak Park, 
111. 

m. Aug. 22, 1947, Daisy 
Eloise Quick (b. Oct. 2, 
1926, Berwyn, 111.), dau. 
Roy Moore Quick & Daisy 
Lillian Johnson. 
Issue: LANDSTROM 

AG IX Susan Louise, b. 
Jan. 30, 1951, Buffalo, N. 



LINE A-l -DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 97 

Y.; Sarah Jane. b. July 5, 
1952. 



1. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book 5, p. 459. 

AG VI MARY ADELLE D'ARMOND (1872-1948), Dallas, Texas 

Mary Adelle D'Armond, daughter of James D'Armond, Sr., and Susan Ann De- 
Armond, was born at Clinton, Louisiana, January 24, 1872. She enjoyed a happy 
childhood and graduated from Silliman Collegiate Institute with a B.S. degree. After- 
wards, sang professionally in New Orleans. She moved with her mother and sisters, 
after her father's death, to Fort Worth, Texas. After her marriage, she lived in Chicago, 
on the north side at 1333 Hollywood Avenue, near Lake Michigan. She returned to 
Dallas in 1915, and was manager of the National Clothing Store. A leader in Sunday 
school work, First Baptist Church of Dallas, she was beloved by all who knew her. She 
died October 18, 1948, at Dallas, and is buried there. 

She married in Fort Worth, Texas, January 16, 1894, Harry P. Cullen (b. Aug. 26, 
1866), son of Patrick and Elizabeth Cullen. Patrick and Elizabeth Cullen came from 
Ireland and Patrick attended Eton College in England. 

Issue: CULLEN 
AG VII Grace Adelle 

b. Jan. 11, 1901, Fort Worth, Texas. 

h. grew up on shores of Lake Michigan, on the Chicago 
northside, her childhood sports being canoeing, swim- 
ming and fishing. Finished Carter Grammar School, 
Chicago; graduated from Comanche, Oklahoma, High 
School while living with her 'Aunt Bee Brooks'. After- 
wards rejoined her mother in Dallas. Attended busi- 
ness college at Muskogee, Oklahoma, then returned to 
Dallas, where she became a legal stenographer. After 
her marriage, lived in Kansas City. Later traveled, sell- 
ing religious advertising for the Catholic Church, Re- 
turned to Dallas to nurse her mother who had become 
blind. Now (1951) in the real estate business, 
m. Nov. 27, 1925, W. N. Emmons (b. Sept. 2, 1897; d. 
June 5, 1940) , son of W. E. and Mary Emmons. 
Issue: None. 

AG VI OLIVER JACKSON DeARMOND (1855-?), Acy, Louisiana 

Oliver Jackson DeArmond, son of Samuel Jackson Dearmand and Minerva Mabias, 
was born in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, in 1855. His home was at Acy, Louisiana, 
and it is presumed that he was a planter. The date of his death has not been ascertained, 
but his wife was still living in 1896. 1 

His wife was Clara Roxanna Atkinson. 2 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Samuel Jackson 

b. Sept. 16, 1879, Acy, Ascension Parish, La. 
Lola Miniver 

h. now deceased (1951). 
Maurice Joseph 

h. now deceased (1951) . 



98 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Issue: DeARMOND (incomplete) 
AG VIII Willie 



r. St. Amant, Ascension Par- 
ish, La.' 

m. Ada — . 

Issue: DeARMOND (in- 
complete) 

AG IX Willie A. m. Apr. 28, 
1928, Blanche Jones. 4 



Edward 

Lebia Bea s 
Henry Allen 



h. now deceased (1951) 



b. Aug. 4, 1889, Acy, Louisiana. 



1. U. S. Land Office. Clara A. Dearmond, New Orleans, La., owned government land on October 2, 1896. 

2. One source says she was born Stevana Olive Atkinson and changed her name to Clara Olive Atkinson. 

3. Ascension Parish, La. Marriage Records. Lydie DeArmond m. Eugene Cannon, 1906. 

4. East Baton Rouge, La. Marriage Records. Father deceased; mother living at time of this marriage. 

5. See Joshua Green D'Armond (al852), footnote 6. 

AG VI JOSEPH ALBERT DeARMOND (I860-?), Ascension Parish, La. 

Joseph Albert DeArmond, son of Samuel Jackson DeArmond and Minerva Mabias, 
was born in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, January 1860. The date of his death has not 
been determined, but he was not living in 1951. 

He married first, in 1881, Rella Atkinson, 1 who died before 1894. 
He married second, in 1894, Mercedes Melancon. 1 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Laurence 

b. 1881-1894, Ascension Parish, La. 
m. May 27, 1915, Lillie Powers. 3 
Clarence 

b. 1881-1894, Ascension Parish, La. 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG VII Joe 

b. April 21, 1904, Black Bayou, La. 

m. Feb. 28, 1925, Doris Belle Nesom (b. Jan. 3, 1907), 

dau. Abraham Nesom & Rose Etta Covington. 8 
r. 7576 Goodwd Avenue, Baton Rouge, La. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Doris Dane 



b. Jan. 8, 1926. 

m. Sept. 11, 1945, - Harrell. 



Jack 

Hazel 

Lillian 

Fred 



b. Ascension Parish, La. 

b. Ascension Parish, La. 

I). Ascension Parish, La. 

b. Ascension Parish, La. 



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99 



Louis Joseph 

Leonce 

Jesse 

George Agnew 



b. Ascension Parish, La. 

m. Jan. 17, 1942, Alma Florence Meyers. 

b. Ascension Parish, La. 

b. Ascension Parish, La. 

b. Ascension Parish, La. 



1. Ascension Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

2. East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Marriage Records. The license application identified Lawrence as a 
son of Joseph DeArmond, living, and Rella Atkinson, deceased, of Ascension Parish, La. 

3. Ibid. Both parents shown in license application as living at the time. 

AG VI CAPTAIN HOPKINS DeARMOND (al860-?), Ascension Parish, La. 

Captain Hopkins DeArmond, son of Samuel Jackson DeArmond and Minerva Mabias, 
was born in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, after 1860. Nothing is known of his profession 
or pursuits, but he is recorded in New Orleans in 1902 as possessing government land. 1 
The date of his death is not known, but he was not living in 1951. 
He married in 1888, Amelia Gussman. 2 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII John Edward, Sr. 

b. Aug. 10, 1889, Acy, Ascension Parish, La. r. 2526 Adams 

Avenue, Baton Rouge, La. (1951) . 
m. first, Mar. 19, 1908, Irma Vessier, 2 (b. Aug. 13, 1887; 

d. March 1940), dau. Leon Vessier 8c Rosella Cere, 
m. second, Olga Roussel. 4 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
John Edward, Jr. 

b 



AG VIII 



m. 



1909. 
1936, Lucille A. Stablier. 3 



Leon Vessier 



b. 1910. 
m. 1935. 4 



1. U. S. Land Office. Hopkins DeArmond, New Orleans, La., had government land on December 22, 1902. 

2. Ascension Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

3. West Baton Rouge, La. Marriage Records. 

4. This information supplied by John Edward DeArmond, Sr. 

AG VI JOSHUA GREEN D'ARMOND (al852-?), Baywood, Louisiana 

Joshua Green DArmond, son of Ira Green D'Armond and Minerva J. Neely, was 
born probably in East Baton Rouge Parish, sometime after 1852, the year of his father's 
marriage. His home was at Baywood, Louisiana. 
He married, December 21, 1898, Regina Lea. 1 
Issue: DARMOND 
AG VII Velfort J. Sr. 

b. after 1898. 

m. 1917, Madge Marie Brown. 2 

Issue: DARMOND 
AG VIII Velfort J., Jr. r. Greenwell Springs, La. 

h. served in World War IL 



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Dorothy Marie 
Alfred Joshua 



in Ferry Command; was 
captured by the Italians 
and later rescued.* 

m. Jan. 21, 1942, James 
Henry Long. 4 

r. 5431 Washington Ave., 

Baton Rouge, La. 
m. July 22, 1946, Mildred 

Inez Browning. 4 



Virgil Lea 

Maple J. 

Lorena 

Willie 6 
Morris L. 

Stanley A. 
Raymond H. 



r. Baton Rouge, La. 

m. May 29, 1940, Eunice Theresa Daigle. 4 

r. Baton Rouge, La. 

m. Sept. 26, 1932, Ruth Elizabeth Spears." 

r. Baton Rouge, La. 

m. Aug. 15, 1935, Sidney T. Randolph. 4 



r. Columbus, Geogia. 

r. Baton Rouge, La. 
m. Charlyl R. -. 5 

r. Centerville, Livingston Parish, La. 
m. Nov. 24, 1943, Evelyn Pearl Smith. 4 



1. St. Helena Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

2. West Baton Rouge, La. Marriage Records. 

3. Home News, Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 21, 1944. "Where They Are." "Lt. Velfort J. DeArmond, Jr., 
(Greenwell Springs) recently rescued from an Italian prison, Ferry Command, Fort Worth, Texas." 

4. East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

5. From Baton Rouge, La. City Directory of 1951. 

6. Not to be confused with Willie A. DeArmond of Baton Rouge, who married in East Baton Rouge 
Parish on April 26, 1928, Blanche Jones. Marriage license application shows his parents as Willie 
(deceased) and Ada DeArmond. He told a correspondent by telephone in 1951 that his grandfather 
was Joe DeArmond of St. Amant, Ascension Parish. This "Joe" has been identified as Maurice 
Joseph, son of Oliver Jackson DeArmond (q.v.). 

AG VI RICHARD HAMILTON DeARMOND (1863-1933), Vale, Oregon 

Richard Hamilton DeArmond, son of John Hamilton DeArmond and Jane Chandler, 
was born in Blount County, Tenn., Feb. 20, 1863. He moved with his parents to 
Oregon in 1878. He became a stockman and rancher at Vale, Oregon. He died at 
Ontario, Oregon, Dec. 24, 1933. 1 

He married at Juntura, Oregon, in October 1885, Emma Anita Curry (b. July 5, 
1866, Eugene, Ore.) , daughter of James Curry and Mary Moore. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Ada 

b. July 10, 1889. 

m. Fred Lavering; now deceased (1954) . 



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Blanche 



Irene 



Nola Megnon 



b. Sept. 8, 1892, Beulah, Oregon. 

m. June 6, 1920, Vale, Oregon, Henry William Steelham- 
mer (b. Jan. 11, 1891, Walcott, N. Dak.), son of An- 
drew Gustave Steelhammer and Christina Anderson. 1 
Henry attended Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; 
and graduated from University of Oregon Medical 
School, Portland. He is a retired physician and surgeon, 
and now (1954) a stock rancher and farmer at Powell 
Butte, Oregon. He served as first lieutenant, U. S. 
Army Medical Corps, World War I, and was overseas 
from Dec. 1917, until March 1919, with the 41st (Sun- 
set) Division, and Camp Hospital No. 36. 

b. Nov. 20, 1894, Beulah, Oregon. 

m. Sept. 15, 1920, Portland, Oregon, Chester Ralph Ames 
(b. Aug. 12, 1892, Sedro-Woolley, Wash.), son of John 
Chappelle Ames and Polly Lewis, and grandson of 
Ralph Frank Ames and Tirzah Chappelle; Rev. Edw. 
H. Pence, officiating. Chester Ralph attended the Uni- 
versity of Washington, and is a registered pharmacist. 
He served in World War I. r. (1954) Albuquerque, 
New Mexico. 1 

Issue: AMES 

AG VIII John Richard 



Nola Marjorie 



b. July 10, 1923, Sedro-Woo^ 
ley, Wash. 

b. Dec. 23, 1924, Bremerton, 

Wash, 
m. Theodore H. Pate, Jr. 



b. Oct. 2, 1900, Ontario, Oregon. 

m. Feb. 22, 1922, Vale, Oregon, Gilbert J. Peterson (b. 
Apr. 24, 1895, Walsburg, Kans.) , son of Charles J. 
Peterson and Ida Matilda Ekbald. Gilbert attended 
Harrington (Kans.) High School; Bethany College, 
Linsborg, Kans.; and Kansas State Normal School, Em- 
poria. He is a fruit and vegetable shipper (1954). 1 
Issue: none. 



1. Family Record Society. 

2. Ibid. Andrew Gustave Steelhammer was born at Carlstad, Sweden, son of Johan Friedtjuf Stahlhammar 
and Ragna Andersen. He emigrated to the United States in the late 1860's, and when he became 
naturalized, adopted the English translation of his name. The family name was originally "Hammar 
[hammer]" but several generations ago, during one of the Swedish wars, one Oberst Leutnant Johan 
Hammar was cited for valor in battle, the citation including the statement "you have served like 
steel [stahl]. Henceforth the name shall be 'Stahlhammar' ". A mention of this incident still 
appears in Swedish school histories. 



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AG VI EDGAR ELIAS DeARMOND (1870-1946), Monmouth, Oregon 

Edgar Elias DeArmond, son of John Hamilton DeArmond and Jane Chandler, 
was born at Maryville, Tenn., Aug. 27, 1870. He was taken to Oregon by his parents 
in 1878. He became a progressive and successful farmer, and at the time of his death 
owned and operated a 1200-acre farm near Salem. He died, Feb. 17, 1946, at Mon- 
mouth. 1 

He married at Wells, Benton County, Ore., Oct. 24, 1900, Cora David Gumming 
(b. June 1, 1878, Tiff City, Mo.) , daughter of Thomas Paxton Cumming and Margaret 
Elizabeth Griffin. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Helen 

b. Sept. 7, 1901, Suver, Ore.; r. (1954) 3904 N.E. Royal 

Court, Portland, Ore. 
h. graduate, Monmouth High School and Oregon Normal 

School. Now (1954) teaching, Vernon School, Portland. 1 



Ivan Cumming 



Thomas Hamilton 



b. Aug. 19, 1906, Monmouth, Ore. 

h. attended grammar school, Monmouth; graduate, Ash- 
land High School; 2 years, Reserve Officers Training 
Corps, and B.S. degree in Agriculture, Oregon State 
College, Corvallis. Now (1954) a farmer at Hubbard, 
Ore. 1 
m. Mar. 12, 1929, Portland, Ore., Anne Johnson (b. Nov. 
23, 1908, Independence, Ore.), daughter of Benjamin 
Johnson and Pearl Morgan; Rev. Lovell, officiating. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Suzanne 

b. July 20, 1938, Portland, 
Ore. 



b. Jan. 4, 1910, Suver, Ore. 

h. attended Valley View grade school; Corvallis High 
School; B.S. degree in Agriculture, Oregon State Col- 
lege, Corvallis. Now (1954) a farmer of lawngrass seed 
and live stock raiser, at Route 1, Hubbard, Ore. 1 

m. Sept. 12, 1932, Klamath Falls, Ore., Wilhelmina Hall 
(b. May 15, 1910, Boise, Idaho) , daughter of Jouspha 
P. Hall and Emily Lemon; Rev. Thomas, Episcopal 
minister, officiating. 



Issue: 


DeARMOND 








AG VIII 


Sally 












b. Mar. 21, 


1938, 


Oregon 






City, Ore. 








Thomas Hall 












b. Mar. 10, 


1942, 


Oregon 






City, Ore. 







I. Famil) Record Society. 



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103 



AG VI CARLOS JANE DeARMOND (1877-1943), Suver, Oregon 

Carlos Jane DeArmond, son of John Hamilton DeArmond and Jane Chandler, was 
born in Blount County, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1877, and taken by his parents as an infant 
in 1878 to Oregon, where he grew to manhood. He was a farmer near Suver for 50 
years until the government took his farm as part of the Camp Adair site. He died at 
Salem, Oct. 22, 1943, and services were held at the Christian Church, Monmouth, the 
following Sunday. 1 

He married at Corvallis, Oregon, Nov. 3, 1920, Beatrice Pierce (b. May 30, 1898, 
Tenmile, Ore.), daughter of Riley T. Pierce and Alice Swift; Rev. Wood officiating. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Imolean 

b. Nov. 3, 1922, Suver, Oregon. 

m. Mar. 16, 1944, Independence, Ore., William Clifford 
Frazer (b. Jan. 16, 1923, Burton, British Columbia), 
son of Clifford C. Frazer and Madge Gibb, and grand- 
son of George Frazer; Rev. Willard Elkins, officiating. 
William attended grade and high school, Portland, 
Ore.; Oregon State College. He served in U. S. Navy, 
World War II. He is now a farmer near Independence, 
with 600 acres in grains and grasses (1954). 1 
Issue: FRAZER 
AG VIII William DeArmond 

b. Dec. 24, 1951, Salem Ore. 
Ann Louise 

b. Jan. 4, 1954, Salem, Ore. 



Carleta Jane 



b. July 12, 1924, Independence, Ore. 

m. Apr. 26, 1946, Independence, Ore., Duane Appelman 

(b. July 1, 1924, Corvallis, Ore.), son of Walton Franz 

Appelman and Wilma Athalene Barzee, and grandson 

of Franz Siegel Appelman and Alizanah Bachman. 

Duane attended public schools at Corvallis, Ore., and 

Oregon State College. He served with U. S. Navy, 

World War II. Now (1954) with Southern Pacific Co. 1 

Issue: APPELMAN 

AG VIII Molly Faye 

b. Feb. 22, 1947, Salem, Ore, 
Judy Ann 

b. Oct. 10, 1951, Corvallis, 
Ore. 



1. Family Record Society. 



AG VI MILFORD TOLLIVER DeARMOND (1872-), Maryville, Tennessee 

Milford Tolliver DeArmond, son of Richard Granville DeArmond and Susan L. 
Brown, was born August 10, 1872, in Rocky Ridge community, 12th District of Blount 
County, Tennessee. He was educated in the Peppermint Academy from which he 
graduated. Afterwards, he helped his father in the butcher business and farming. At 
an early age he became apprentice to a carpenter, and followed that trade for several 
years. He was fond of sports, and considered himself a genius in bird-trapping. He 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



joined the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church at the age of 19. He immediately began the 
study of music, as he had a good voice for singing. This he did by the light of the fire 
after the day's work, was done. He later served as chorister of his church for a number 
of years, and directed the quartet. After two children were born, he gave up farming 
and followed the trade of carpentering for 15 years in Maryville, and then served as 
carpenter foreman for Knoxville contractors. In 1926, he returned to his farm, having 
lived within the 12th District all of his life. He died in Blount County, Tenn., Mar. 
13, 1954. 

He married, March 1, 1894, Modenia Kidd (b. Oct. 4, 1874), daughter of Harve H. 
and Lucy Kidd. 1 



Issue: 
AG VII 



DeARMOND 

Lou 

Grove 
Lester 
Elden 



Ernest 



Robert 



Raymond Tolliver 



b. Aug. 20, 1895; d. Nov. 21, 1909; g. Clarkes c. 

b. Jan. 7, 1897. 

b. Sept. 10, 1898; d. Feb. 28, 1910; g. Clarkes c. 

b. Sept. 29, 1901. 

m. Dec. 24, 1921, Mary Hall (b. 1898), dau. John and 

Jennie Hall. 1 

Issue: none (1931). 

b. Sept. 29, 1903. 

m. Oct. 14, 1928, Lela Vaughn 1 (b. May 10, 1911), dau. 
Perry 8c Elsie Vaughn, Rev. Earl B. Edington, Russell- 
ville, Tenn., officiating. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Wilma Jean 

b. June 10, 1929. 

b. Feb. 16, 1906. 

m. Feb. 19, 1927, Eva Johnson (b. Oct. 1, 1911), dau. 
Matt & Jennie Johnson, Rev. W. W. Mullendore, offi- 
ciating. 1 
Issue: none (1931) . 

b. Oct. 19, 1908. 

h. graduate, Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn. 
A Baptist minister; served as pastor of his father's 
church, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Blount County; 
later returned to Carson Newman College (1931) . 
Pastor, Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville, 1950, 
after being pastor for 5 years of Chesterfield Baptist 
Church, Chesterfield, S. C. 



1. Blount County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 105 

AG VII CLYDE M. DeARMON (1893- ), Charlotte, N. C. 

Clyde M. DeArmon, son of Charles Fisher DeArmon and Mary Martha Helms, was 
born in Mecklenburg County, N. C, June 18, 1893. He was educated in the Mecklen- 
burg County public schools, and became a cost accountant. He is now (1954) with 
Southern Electric Service Company of Charlotte, and lives at 2221 Arnold Drive, 
Charlotte. 1 

He married, Dec. 6, 1916, Azalee Henderson Merritt (b. June 25, 1893, York County, 
S. C.) , daughter of James Henderson Merritt and Cynthia Myra Cook. 

Issue: DeARMON 
AG VIII Robert Clyde 

Joe Shannon 

Betty Myra 



b. Oct. 28, 1917, Charlotte, N. C. 
m. 1936, Rachel Moore. 

b. Dec. 26, 1919, Charlotte, N. C. 
m. Jan. 4, 1941, Juanita Norman. 



b. Jan. 4, 1922, Charlotte, N. C. 
m. Sept. 3, 1946, M. E. Terwilliger. 

Charles Henderson 

b. Aug. 25, 1924, Charlotte, N. C. 
m. May 10, 1946, Sarah Kirkpatrick. 



Eunice Ann 



b. Apr. 5, 1930, Charlotte, N. C. 
m. July 1947, Fred H. Fleming. 



1. Family Record Society. 



AG VII JOHN HENRY WILSON DeARMOND, Sr. (1872-), Magazine, Arkansas 

John Henry Wilson DeArmond, Sr., son of James Monroe DeArmond and North 
America Stanley, was born in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, January 13, 1872. He 
entered his father's jewelry store as an apprentice jeweler, and became a watch repair- 
man and piano tuner as well. He left Kentucky about 1917 for Hugo, Oklahoma, 
where he tuned pianos for J. W. Sturgis & Sons. He returned to Kentucky about 1924 
and married his second wife, and returned to Hugo, Oklahoma, where his son, John, 
was born. He settled at Altus, Oklahoma, in 1926. He removed to Arkansas about 
1928, and was living in Arkansas County when his third wife died. He operated a 
jewelry store at Stuttgart and later at DeWitt, for 11 years. He is now retired, and 
living at Magazine, Arkansas (1952) . 

He married first, at Springfield, Tennessee, in 1890, Katie Hazelwood (b. 1872), 
daughter of Orrin Hazelwood and Texanna Nance. 

He married second, prior to 1925, at Mayfield, Kentucky, Lillian Frey. 

He married third, in 1926, Flossie May Foster (b. 1902; d. 1932, Arkansas County, 
Arkansas) , daughter of Edward Foster and Josie Foley. 

His present wife is Elizabeth Ehrsam (b. Feb. 11, 1872, LaCrosse, Wisconsin), whom 
he married in 1945 at DeWitt, Arkansas. 1 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 3 
AG VIII Gussie Lee 

b. 1891. 
Nina M., and Alvia (twins). 
d. young. 



106 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Rose Ethel 



Frankie James 
Harry 



b. 1895. 
b. 1897. 
r. Toledo, Ohio. 



Willie 
Virgil 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG VIII John Henry Wilson, Jr. 

b. Aug. 5, 1925, Hugo, Okla. 

h. graduate, Santa Monica, Calif. High School; served 4 
years in U. S. Navy, during World War II; an elec- 
trical planning and design engineer; r. 4193 McConnel 
Blvd., Venice, Calif. (1952) . 
m. Aug. 21, 1948, Venice, Calif., Frances Arline Gurskie 
(b. Apr. 17, 1930, Santa Monica, Calif.), dau. Konrad 
Thomas and Elsie Gurskie, Father North officiating. 1 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IX Paul Wayne 

b. Aug. 17, 1952, Inglewood, 
Calif. 

Issue: DeARMOND third marriage 
AG VIII Christine 



Alline 



b. Jan. 25, 1927, Altus, Okla. 

b. Oct. 10, 1928, Columbus, Ky. 

m. Jan. 19, 1946, Borger, Texas, Julius Charles Clark (b. 
Mar. 21, 1921. Wichita Falls, Texas), son of Oliver 
Theodore Clark and Izzie Pearl Brannon, Rev. James 
G. Glenn, officiating. He graduated from Phillips, 
Texas, High School; served in World War II in a 
signal repair unit, Signal Corps, U. S. Army. Now a 
gauger for Phillips Petroleum Co. 2 
Issue: CLARK 
AG IX Charles Dewayne 

b. Mar. 18, 1947, Borger, 
Texas. 

Linda Christine 

b. Oct. 11, 1950, Borger, 
Texas. 



1. Material for this biography obtained from a personal interview with our subject in 1952. 

2. Family Record Society. 

3. O. K. Lyle, Lyle Family. 

AG VII JANIE BLACKBURN D'ARMOND (1867-1948), Baton Rouge, La. 

Janie Blackburn D'Armond, daughter of Thomas Henry D'Armond and Sallie Jane 
Dixon, was born in Clinton, Louisiana, November 1, 1867. She undoubtedly received 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 



10: 



her education from Silliman's institute there, as it was located next door to her father's 
home. 

At the age of 20, she fell in love with a young merchant of Clinton, but her father 
frowned on the affair because the boy was a member of the Jewish faith. One morning 
early, he rode up to her home on horseback, leading a saddled horse. Janie came out 
costumed in a riding habit, and they rode off, ostensibly for an early morning canter. 
They rode over to the next parish, and were married. 

Janie married, August 23, 1887, Amite, Louisiana, Eugene Adler (b. Nov. 21, 1860, 
Clinton, La., d. June 17, 1924, Baton Rouge, La.), son of Solomon Adler and Celeste 
Levy. He was a farmer's supply merchant, and continued in business at Clinton until 
1912, when the boll weevel ruined cotton production, and farmers and merchants alike 
were broke. He moved to Meridian, Mississippi, and purchased a business there, but 
disliked the town and business both so intensely that he sold out his business within 
three months and returned to Clinton for the summer. He then moved to Baton Rouge, 
and entered the cigar business. He was a devoted husband and affectionate father, and 
gave his children every advantage. 

Issue: ADLER 
AG VIII Infant son 



Camille 



Celeste 



b. 1888; died in infancy. 

b. April 16, 1889, Clinton, La. 

m. Mar. 4, 1907, Carl Michel Moses (b. July 23, 1882; d. 
Aug. 15, 1921), son of Bernard Moses & Babette Wolfe. 
He was a grocery merchant. 

h. After the death of her husband, Camille entered the 
business world and has been in the accounting depart- 
ment of the Louisiana Highway Department since June 
1, 1922. She never re-married, and lives with her sister, 
Celeste, in Baton Rouge (1951) . 

b. Oct. 2, 1900, Clinton, La. 

m. Sept. 27, 1924, William Phillips Reymond. Jr. (b. Apr. 
23, 1895, Baton Rouge, La.), son of William Phillips 
Reymond, Sr., and Rosa Jastremski. He attended St. 
Vincent's Academy (now Catholic High School) , Baton 
Rouge, and graduated in 1910. That fall, he entered 
Louisiana State University, where he earned a B.S. 
degree in civil engineering in 1914. He went to work 
immediately for the Mississippi River Commission. A 
year later, he became an engineer with the Louisiana 
Highway Department, and in 1916, he took a position 
as a Jefferson Davis Parish engineer, remaining there 
until the beginning of World War I. In 1917. William 
joined the U. S. Army, and became a second lieutenant 
in field artillery, and served ten months with his outfit 
overseas. He returned to civilian life in July 1919, 
and only a few days later, on August 1, accepted his 
first job with the Standard Oil Company, as a construc- 
tion engineer. In 1931, he was promoted to a dual posi- 



108 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



tion as safety manager and assistant personnel manager 
at the refinery, a post he held until he was named em- 
ployee relations manager in 1937. He is very active in 
civic affairs, is a member of the Baton Rouge Chamber 
of Commerce, the Knights of Columbus, American 
Legion, and the Baton Rouge Country Club. 1 

Issue: REYMOND 



AG IX William Gene 



b. Oct. 19, 1925, Baton 
Rouge, La. 

h. attended Louisiana State 
Univ., but his studies were 
interrupted by World War 
II, and he entered the 
Navy. He served for 2y 2 
years, first as ART 3rd 
Class; then was sent to 
midshipmen's school at 
Northwestern Univ., fin- 
ishing as an ensign in July, 
1945. Served in Navy Ord- 
nance Laboratory in Wash- 
ington for one year, then 
released to inactive status, 
as a lieutenant, junior 
grade. He returned to 
Louisiana State Univ. and 
graduated, then entered 
Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, but was 
forced to leave after six 
months because of his 
health. He is now with 
the Standard Oil Co., 
Baton Rouge, as a chem- 
ical engineer, 
m. June 16, 1950, Baton 
Rouge, Madeline Richard- 
son Noland (b. June 
1929) , dau. Amedee Wade 
Noland & Rosalie Richard- 
son. 

Issue: REYMOND 

AG X Rosalie Noland. b. 
Feb. 24, 1953, Baton 
Rouge, La. 



1. From LSU Alumni News, March 1951. 



LINE A-1-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DERMOND 109 

AG VII JAMES GIDEON D'ARMOND (1870-1940), Johnson City, Tenn. 

James Gideon D'Armond, son of Thomas Henry DArmond, and Sallie Jane Dixon, 
was born December 10, 1870, at Clinton, Louisiana. He grew up in Clinton, and was 
educated there. He worked in his Uncle James Gideon's store until he was 24, when 
he followed his parents to Johnson City, Tenn. He became assistant manager for R. L. 
Bruner department store, for several years, later being in charge of the commissary for 
the Cranberry (iron) Furnace. After leaving that position, he was manager of the shoe 
department for Thomas Brothers which later became Frank Miller Company. He 
remained with that firm until ill health forced his retirement about 1930. 

He was known to his friends as 'Brother'. He joined the Baptist church at Clinton, 
Louisiana, before removing to Johnson City, and was a member of the Junior Order, 
Johnson City. He died at his home, 112 West Millard Street, Johnson City, October 7, 
1940. 

He married, January 1, 1903, Nannie Lovell (b. Nov. 22, 1884) , daughter of William 
Brown Lovell, and Mary Guthrie. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Elizabeth Bruner 

b. Sept. 12, 1903, Johnson City, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Science High School, Johnson City; graduate, 
Johnson City Business School, Feb. 1922. Was a stenog- 
rapher, secretary, bookkeeper and office manager, until 
her marriage. Was a member of the Pilot Club, a busi- 
ness women's organization, and served as treasurer, 
vice president and director, from Jan. 1941, until Aug. 
1950. After her marriage, moved to Chattanooga, Tenn. 

m. Aug. 10, 1950, Chattanooga, Tenn., Fred H. Yearout 
(b. Sept. 8, 1907, Maryville, Tenn.), son of John M. 
Yearout and Mattie Howard. He graduated from a 
private school at Maryville, Tenn.; afterwards attended 
the University of Tennessee for 2 years. Now assistant 
district manager for a wholesale creamery. Enjoys civic 
activities and is a football enthusiast. 
Issue: none. (1951) 

James Thomas ("Jack") 

b. Aug. 1, 1905, Johnson City, Tenn. 

h. president, Boyd-DeArmond Incorporated, furniture 

dealers at Erwin, Tenn. He is a prominent member of 

his community, a highly successful merchant, a popular 

and sociable person, 
m. Oct. 10, 1927, Greeneville, Tenn., Mildred Rebecca 

Boyd (b. Aug. 27, 1906), daughter, Joseph Adolphus 

Boyd and Elizabeth Bradshaw. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IX Nancy Elizabeth 

b. Oct. 24, 1930. 

h. attended Agnes Scott Col- 
lege, Decatur, Ga. 

m. Aug. 10, 1952, Erwin, 
Tenn., Frank Gentry. 



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Issue: GENTRY 
AG X Mary Elizabeth. 
July 19, 1953. 



AG VII ROBERT JACKSON D'ARMOND, SR. (1895-), Clawson, Michigan 

Robert Jackson D'Armond, Sr., son of Samuel Jackson D'Armond, Jr., and Anna 
Rose, was born at Kingston, Tennessee, April 23, 1895. He grew up in Kingston, and 
afterwards lived for a few years at Alcoa, Tennessee. For many years he has made his 
home at Clawson, Michigan. 

He married at Knoxville, Tennessee, September 17, 1916, Iola B. Hensley (b. July 
24, 1895, Rockwood, Tenn.) , daughter of George R. Hensley and Julia Breazeale. 1 

Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VIII Robert Jackson, Jr. 

b. Dec. 26, 1918, Alcoa, Tenn.; r. Clawson, Mich, 
m. Mar. 12, 1943, Charlotte Waller (b. Jan. 25, 1917), dau. 
Stover Woods Waller 8c Minnie Monger. 
Issue: none. (1950) 



Samuel Bogart 



Bettie Jane 



b. Feb. 26, 1921, Alcoa, Tenn.; d. Sept. 12, 1943. 

h. enlisted in World War II with Marine Corps, Nov. 2, 
1940. Saw foreign sea service on U. S. Cruiser Wasp 
from June 19, 1941, to July 12, 1942. Served in Asiatic 
Pacific area from Sept. 1, 1942, to Sept. 12, 1943. Par- 
ticipated in action against the enemy in ten aerial 
combat missions over enemy territory while stationed at 
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, as master sergeant, and 
air navigator. He was killed in action, Sept. 12, 1943. 
Awarded Air Medal with citation, Purple Heart, Asiatic 
Pacific Campaign Medal, American Defense Service 
Medal and World War II Victory Medal. 

b. Feb. 14, 1928, Clawson, Oakland County, Mich. 

m. Sept. 16, 1950, George J. Seader (b. July 25, 1921) . 2 

Issue: SEADER 
AG IX Melissa Ann 

b. July 1952. 



1. Knox County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Frank Murphy, J. P., officiated. 

2. George J. Seader was adopted at the age of 9 months by Ed Stephens of Kingston, Michigan. His 
real mother was a Canadian whose maiden name was 'Rodgers'. He has never seen his real parents. 

AG VII DAVID ELDRIDGE D'ARMOND, Sr. (1897-), Harriman, Tennessee 

David Eldridge D'Armond, Sr., son of Samuel Jackson D'Armond, Jr., and Anna 
Rose, was born at Kingston, Tennessee, February 28, 1897. He graduated from Kingston 
High School, and attended the College of Agriculture, University of Tennessee, for 
three years. He was sales manager for Tennessee Power Company until it was absorbed 
by the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was with the Eastman Corporation, at Oak 
Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II. He is now (1951) in the building material 
business with offices at Knoxville, Tennessee. His residence is at Harriman, Tennessee, 
where his family has resided for many years. 

He married, August 28, 1915, Roane County, Tennessee, Grace Chapman 1 (b. June 



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111 



26, 1895, Roane County, Tenn.) , daughter of Gilbert Randolph Chapman of Hoods 
Landing, Roane County, and Sarah Frances Harmon. She was a very popular girl, and 
won a trip to the Chicago World's Fair in 1904 by receiving in excess of 124,000 votes 
in a newspaper contest. 2 
Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VIII David Eldridge, Jr. 

b. Oct. 30, 1917, Kingston, Tenn. 

h. graduated from Columbia, Tenn. High School; attended 
Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., and 
Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookeville, Tenn. 
Volunteered for service in the Army Air Corps, World 
War II, in 1942, and took his cadet training at Kelly, 
Randolph, Ballinger and San Angelo Air Fields. Re- 
ceived his wings at Eagle Pass, Texas, Class of 1943-E. 
Was commanding officer at one post in the U. S. prior 
to being shipped to European Theatre, where he served 
as troop carrier pilot and squadron leader. Participated 
in every major battle in European theatre, including 
D-Day. Served 18 months overseas, and was discharged 
with the rank of captain. Awarded Air Medal with six 
oak leaf clusters. Now (1951) sole owner and manager 
of D'Armond Buick Company, Crossville, Tenn. 
m. Sept. 29, 1935, Helen Walters (b. June 12, 1917), dau. 
H. P. Walters & Frances M. Kinzer. 
Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG X David Eldridge III 



John Marion 



b. Mar. 13, 1944, Harriman, 
Tenn. 

b. Sept. 16, 1948, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 



Gilbert Jackson 
Barbara June 



Anne Frances 



b. May 1, 1921; d. April 13, 1940. 

b. Dec. 14, 1925, Kingston, Tenn. 

m. Oct. 1, 1949, Charleston, S. C, Richard Louis Rodier, 
son of Joseph Rodier of Oxford, Mass. 
Issue: RODIER 
AG IX Robert Louis 

b. July 30, 1950. 

b. Feb. 21, 1936. 



1. Roane County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Rev. P. R. Brown, officiated. 

2. Harriman, Tenn. Record, Friday, May 27, 1904. 

AG VII MARGARET MILDRED D'ARMOND (1897-), Clinton, La. 

Margaret Mildred D'Armond, daughter of Thomas S. Franklin D'Armond and 
Florence Rhea, was born January 31, 1897, at Clinton, Louisiana. She now makes her 
home at Clinton, living next door to her sister, Mary Mathilde. 

She married, September 27, 1918, at Mobile, Alabama, James Paschal Buchanan 



112 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

(b. Aug. 20, 1891, Kentucky), son of James Buchanan, ceremony being performed by 
Reverend Louis Tucker, the same minister who officiated at the marriage of her sister, 
Mary Mathilde, to Clarence Percy, Jr., at Clinton, Louisiana, in 1905. Her husband 
was born in Kentucky but reared in Cairo, Illinois, and attended high school in Chicago. 
He became a reporter for a New Orleans newspaper and later published a Spanish 
language magazine. He was an aviator in World War I, 1916-1918. He was afterwards 
editor of a labor newspaper, and later entered the investment field, dealing in oils and 
lands. Now in Chicago, operating as Buchanan Intercommunications System, 3178 N. 
Clark Street. 

Issue: BUCHANAN 
AG VIII James Paschal, Jr. 

b. April 1, 1920, Chicago, 111.; d. Jan. 6, 1945. 
h. entered World War II in September 1941, and trained 
at Chanute and Scott Fields; from there he went to 
Salina, Kansas. He served two years in Puerto Rico 
and Galapagos Islands. He then returned to the United 
States and took advanced training with B'29 bombing 
planes. He served one year in India as a radio operator. 
He was lost on a bombing mission from India over 
Japan, while over Kyushu, January 6, 1945. 
m. yes, but no issue. 
Diane 

b. Oct. 8, 1928, Chicago, 111. 

m. Feb. 27, 1948, Edward Roscoe Morris, Jr. 

Issue: MORRIS 
AG IX James Roscoe Buchanan 

b. Mar. 26, 1949. 
Marilyn 

b. Oct. 31, 1951. 

AG VII SAMUEL JACKSON DeARMOND (1879-1945), Acy, Louisiana 

Samuel Jackson DeArmond, son of Oliver Jackson DeArmond and Clara Roxanna 
Atkinson, was born in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, Sept. 16, 1879. He died June 26, 
1945. 

He married, March 19, 1903, Mary Olivia Leiche 1 (b. St. Amant, La.), daughter of 
Etcher Leiche and Annie Edwards. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Lelia Mae 

b. Mar. 18, 1904, Acy, La. 

m. May 14, 1923, Leon Morgan. 2 

Hilda Wilima 

b. Feb. 27, 1905, Acy, La. 

m. Feb. 20, 1924, Julius Arceneaux. 2 

Maurice Joseph, Sr. 

b. May 28, 1906, Acy, La.; d. June 27, 1939, Baton Rouge, 

La. 
m. Nov. 21, 1925, Edna Terrell.' 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IX Maurice Joseph, Jr. 



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113 



Catherine June 



Minnie Miniver 



Clara Aniclee 



Nancy Verda 



Samuel Allen 



Shirley Lebia 



Marlin Michael 



b. after 1925; r. 520 Connell 
St., Baton Rouge, La. 

b. after 1925. 

m. June 14, 1947, Mack 

Henry Watkins, Jr. 2 

Issue: WATKINS 
AG X Peggy June. b. Dec. 

31, 1951. 



b. Aug. 5, 1908, Acy, La. 

in. Dec. 15, 1926, Eugene J. Ashford. 2 

r. 3238 Calumet Street, Baton Rouge, La. 

b. Nov. 16, 1911, Acy, La. 

m. Willie — .; r. 3936 Wyandotte St., Baton Rouge, La. 

b. May 4, 1913, Acy, La. 

m. Mar. 28, 1935, Dennis L. Smith. 2 

b. Aug. 2, 1918, Acy, La.; r. 3334 Oceola Street, Baton 
Rouge, La. 

b. Oct. 7, 1921, Acy, La. 

m. June 21, 1940, Frank L. Dcnham; 2 r. RFD No. 1, 
Baker, La. 

b. June 5, 1920, Acy, La. 

m. Sept. 6, 1941, Vernie Wunstel (Baker) (b. Feb. 27, 

1919), dau. Odgar Babe Wunstel & Delphine Thibo- 

deaux. 

Issue: DeARMOND none. (1951) 

Marion n£e Baker 

b. Nov. 18, 1936, dau. Vernie 
Wunstel by her first mar- 
riage; adopted May 3, 
1949. 
r. 3413 Cannonicus, Baton Rouge, La. (1951). 



1. Ascension Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

2. East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Marriage Records. 

AG VII HENRY ALLEN DeARMOND (1889-), Acy, Louisiana 

Henry Allen DeArmond, son of Oliver Jackson DeArmond and Clara Roxanna 

Atkinson, was born at Acy, Louisiana, Ascension Parish, August 4, 1889. He was still 

living at Acy in 1951. 

He married in 1917, Katherine ("Katie") Cannon (b. 1891), daughter of Martin 

M. Cannon and Eliska Melavcok. She was still living in 1951. 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG VIII Cecil S. 



114 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Kermit Wise 



Joy Marie 



b. Dec. 17, 1919, Acy, La.; r. 3539 Geronimo, Baton Rouge, 

La. 
m. Mar. 28, 1948, Betty Lou Wallace (b. Sept. 18, 1928), 
dau. Peter Bertrand Wallace & Alix Ann Gautreaux. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IX Daryl Steven 

b. Jan. 26, 1949. 

b. Oct. 30, 1921, Acy, La.; r. 834 Main St., Baton Rouge, 

La. 
h. single, 1951. 

b. 1928, Acy, La.; r. 729 Tricon St., New Orleans, La. 
m. Mar. 22, 1947, Vincent Burgan (b. Aug. 5, 1916), son 
of J. M. Burgan and Frances C— . 
Issue: BURGAN 
AG IX Carolyn 

b. Nov. 5, 1948. 

AG VIII CHRISTINE DeARMOND (1927-), Cape May Court House, N. J. 

Christine DeArmond, daughter of John Henry Wilson DeArmond, Sr., and Flossie 
May Foster, was born January 25, 1927, Altus, Oklahoma. She lived as a child in 
Arkansas; after her mother's death, her father moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas, and in 
1935, to Gillette, and in 1937, to DeWitt, where he operated a jewelry store. In July 
1942, Christine and her sister, Alline, went to Borger, Texas, to live with her mother's 
brother, Edward A. Foster. In October 1943, she moved to Washington, D. C, and 
lived with her mother's half-sister, where she graduated from McKinley High School, 
Feb. 1, 1946. She met her husband while he was stationed there during his army service, 
attending Georgetown University. After their marriage, she made her home in Rich- 
mond while he was attending medical school. On July 1, 1949, they moved to Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania, where her husband served his internship. From July to September 15, 
1950, they lived in Ocean City, New Jersey, where her husband was house physician 
for the Shore Memorial Hospital. She has since made her home at Cape May Court 
House, New Jersey, her husband being in private general practice there. (1952) . 

She married on March 16, 1946, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ulric J. Laquer (b. 
Mar. 24, 1924, Frankfurt, Germany) , son of Dr. F. O. Laquer and Kathleen M. Guba, 
and a grandson of Dr. Ernest Laquer and Hedwig Herz. He graduated from German- 
town High School, Philadelphia, and attended Catholic University and Georgetown 
University, Washington, D. C. He obtained his degree as Doctor of Medicine from 
the Medical College of Virginia, at Richmond in 1949, thus following a family tradi- 
tion, both his father and grandfather being doctors. He served in World War II as 
a private first class, in the Army, from April 1943 to March 24, 1946. 1 

Issue: LAQUER 
AG IX Richard Dale 






Thomas Edward 



Brenda Diane 



b. Feb. 2, 1947, Richmond, Va. 



b. Oct. 26, 1949, Lancaster, Penna. 



b. Mar. 12, 1951, Cape May Court House, N. J. 



1. Family Record Socitiv. 



LINE A-2 

JOHN DERMOND 

of 

KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE 

and 

Descendants 



115 



U6 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG n JOHN DERMOND (cl738-1809), Knox County, Tennessee 

John Dermond, son of James d'Armond and Mary Johnston, 1 was born on his 
father's farm in West Hanover township, near Monadahill, Lancaster (later Dauphin) 
County, Pennsylvania, about 1738. He may have been named for his mother's brother, 
John Johnston, of Pennsylvania. His father died in 1748, and John and his two brothers 
and two sisters were reared by his mother on the home place. His father's will be- 
queathed to John the place which his father had purchased from Mary McNeely, and 
the home place to his youngest brother, Richard. The will also appointed Reverend 
Richard Sankey (q.v.) , who was pastor of the old West Hanover Presbyterian Church 
from August 31, 1737, to June 6, 1759, as guardian for James' children. 1 No record has 
been found of the disposition of the property willed to John at his father's death but 
undoubtedly a cash settlement was paid to him when the property was sold. In 1780, 
his mother died in Hanover township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and in her will 
instructed her son, Richard, to pay to her son, John, the sum of "100 pounds current 
Money of the State of Pennsylvania". 8 This represented John's share of his mother's 
estate, apart from what he had received under his father's will. 

After his marriage and about 1760, John and Thomas, in company with his wife's 
family, migrated to Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and settled on McMichaels 
Creek, where both John and Thomas bought extensive land holdings.* Whether this 
move was influenced by the removal of Reverend Sankey to Virginia or the insecurity 
of the settlers in Pennsylvania due to the recurring attacks by the Indians, we do not 
know. It is inconceivable that John and his brother would have left Pennsylvania be- 
cause of the Indian raids and have left their mother there with only their younger 
brother for her protection. Many settlers were moving away from the Pennsylvania 
settlements, due in part to the migratory habits of all the early American settlers who 
were pushing out steadily into the wilderness seeking more and better land. John Cald- 
well, who had emigrated from North Ireland to Pennsylvania, made exploratory trips 
into Virginia and the Carolinas seeking out greater land areas for the relatively crowded 
settlements in Pennsylvania. His reports of generous land grants, fertile soil, mild 
climate, and a firmer control of the Indians who themselves were not as warlike as the 
Pennsylvania tribes, led many Pennsylvania families to leave their homes and settle 
in Virginia and North Carolina. It is entirely possible that John and his older brother, 
Thomas, made their decision to move southward while the family was temporarily 
dispossessed by the Indian massacres of 1756 and their mother refusing to abandon her 
Pennsylvania home, remained behind in Pennsylvania. John made his home in Meck- 
lenburg County for the next 25 years and there most of his children were born. 

From 1781 through 1784, John served with the North Carolina militia, being then 
about 45 years old. For this service he received pay by military vouchers.' No record 
has been located of his activities but it could not have been of a minor nature since 
his land award was equal to that of his wife's brother, Samuel Flenniken (q.v.) , whose 
career was an illustrious one. 

On February 15, 1784, he was awarded a warrant for 500 acres of land "in our 
county of Green on the south of Holston", now known as Topside community of Knox 
County, Tennessee. 7 This grant was superseded by a Tennessee land grant issued after 
the Tennessee Assembly ruled that these Carolina grants were void. This grant lay 
along the shores of Holston (now Tennessee) River, just above the mouth of Little 
River, and was bisected through the middle by Knob Creek which empties into the 
Tennessee River. In 1785 or 1786, John sold his holdings in North Carolina and 
migrated to East Tennessee, coming down the French Broad River in flatboats, and 
settled on this land," accompanied by his wife and children, and three of the sons of his 



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117 



brother, Thomas. He was the first settler in what later became Knox County, Ten- 
nessee. 16 He built a cabin and a tubmill, near Colonel Churchwell's ferry across the 
Tennessee River, which was so greatly in demand that it was several years before he 
could install runners of good stone. 8 A study of John's will and the will of his son, 
John, indicates that the mill was located on Knob Creek near its mouth. He became a 
successful farmer, and being the first settler, a prominent member of the community. 
He took no part in the political life of the county but devoted himself to the operation 
of his mill, the clearing and developing of his farm, and the acquisition of additional 
lands. One historian has referred to him as Knox Couny's "first industrialist". 

In 1787, John signed a petition made by the inhabitants of the "Western Country" 
to the North Carolina Legislature praying for representation. This extant document 
contains the only existing example of John's signature. 17 

He appeared in the Knox County Tax Lists for 1806 and 1807 as the owner of 400 
acres of land, and in the 1808 list with 421 acres, and in the 1809 list with 426 acres. 1 * 
His original log home is still standing, having been twice moved to other locations by 
later owners. It stands today on the original farm not far from its original site, now 
owned by the heirs of Squire R. E. Masterson, Masterson Road, Knox County. The 
home of Squire Masterson stands on the original site. 

He died at his home in Knox County, in July 1809, his will being probated at the 
July 1809 Term of Court. His grave is in the family burial plot, located on a hillside 
on the Masterson farm. 

He married in Pennsylvania, about 1760, Esther Flenniken (b. Jan. 12, 1740; d. 
after April, 1822 10 ) , daughter of James Flenniken (q-v.) and Jane Gillespie. His 
brother, Thomas, married her sister, Mary. 2 

Issue: DEARMOND 
AG III John II 

Mary 

Elizabeth 

James 

David Flenniken 

William 

Richard Johnston 

Thomas 



b. 1761, perhaps in N. C. 

b. after 1760, perhaps in N. C. 
m. — Hewet. 9 

b. after 1760, in N. C. 
m. — Thomson." 

b. July 3, 1771, in N. C. 

b. 1770-1775, in N. C. 

b. circa 1775, in N. C. 

b. 1778, in N. C. 

b. 1780-1790, in N. C. 

h. was living in his own home, located on his father's farm 
in 1809. 12 His inheritance under his father's will was 
only for his lifetime, passing to his brothers, William 
and Richard, at his death. The reason for this is ob- 
scure 8 He left Knox County and settled in Monroe 
County, sometime prior to 1830." No further record of 
him has been found. 



118 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



m. Jan. 23, 1805, Blount County, Tenn., Elizabeth Hair 1 
(b. 1770-1780). 
Issue: none known. 



1. See Appendix, James d'Armond, Last Will & Testament. 

2. See Appendix, Jane Flenniken, Last Will & Testament. 

3. Mecklenburg County, N. C. Register of Deeds, Harris Ledgers, Book 9, p. 84. 

January 7, 1767, John Dearmond purchased under grant signed by Governor Selwyn of N. C, a 

tract consisting of 144 acres, on McMichaels Creek, Mecklenburg County. 

Ibid., Book 9, p. 84, and Book 12, p. 58: John Dearmond sold to Henry Eustace McCulloch, 144 

acres of land on McMichaels Creek, Jan. 10, 1767. 

Ibid., Book 26, p. 35, Jan. 10, 1767: Mortgage given on land supra describes property as being on 

the west side of McMichaels Creek. 

Ibid., Book 2, p. 76, Jan. 9, 1767: John Dearmond sold to John Wilson, part of a tract of 144 acres 

granted to John Dearmond by a grant signed by George Augustus Selwyn, Governor of N. C, dated 

Jan. 9, 1767; recorded, August 31, 1776, located on McMichaels Creek. 

Ibid., Book 29, p. 40, April 17, 1771: John Dearmond sold to James Yandle, 105 acres on Sugar 

Creek, Mecklenburg County; deed witnessed by Andrew Baxter and William Flenniken. 

4. Graham, Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and Lives of Its Signers. 

5. See Appendix, Mary Dermond, Last Will & Testament. 

6. State of North Carolina, Dept. of Archives, Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers, Salisbury' District: 
Coucher No. 302, to John Deamond for 6 pounds, 12 shillings, Dec. 25, 1781. 

Voucher No. 1400 to John Dearmon for 16 pounds, 12 shillings, dated Aug. 20, 1782. "Agreeable to 

an Act of the General Assembly proposed in Wake County the 14th July 1781, John Dearmon was 

allowed 16 pounds, 12 shillings. Specie for Militia Service by the Board of Auditors. By order 

Richard Trotter C. D., David Wilson and Will Cathey, Auditors. Invc. 1-11-8." Obverse reads: "To 

Darmond— His tick". 

Voucher No. 2219 to John Diamond for 18 shillings, August 30, 1782. 

Voucher No. 3492 to John Dearmond for 9 pounds, 2 shillings, July 31, 1783. 

Voucher No. 6031 to John Durmond for 21 pounds, Jan. 4, 178-. 

Voucher No. 6173 to John Dearmond for 9 pounds, 2 shillings, July 31, 1783. 

Voucher No. 8344 to John Dermond for 4 pounds, — shillings, May 18. 1784. 

Voucher No. 8354 to John Dermond for 2 pounds, May 18, 1784. 

7. State of North Carolina, Land Grant No. 960, Book A, p. 83, Feb. 15, 1784, to John Dermofid. 
Registered June 10, 1793. Signed by Alex. Martin, Governor, and recorded in the Secretary's Office 
as No. 929. Also recorded, Knox County, Tennessee, Record of Deeds, Book 1-A, p. 104. See also 
Appendix, John Dermond, Land Grant for 500 acres. 

8. Dr. J. G. M. Ramsay, Annals of Tennessee, East Tennessee Edition, p. 375. 

9. Knox County, Tennessee, Estate Book 1, p. 296: John Dearmond, Last Will and Testament. See also 
Appendix. 

10. Knox County, Tennessee, Court, Minute Book 8, p. 207, April 6, 1816: 

"Ordered that the Sheriff examine the situation of Esther Dearmond, widow of John Dearmond 
dec'd and if it require relief, to provide for her a comfortable subsistence until next Term when he 
shall make report of the matter to Court". 

Ibid., April Sessions 1822, Book 12, p. 29, April 1, 1822: "Ordered that Charles McClung, clerk, be 
allowed an order (a copy of the record) for an allowance to Esther Dearmond at April Sessions 1816— 
eighty-five cents— to be paid by the Trustee out of the County money." 

11. Blount County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

12. Knox County Deeds, December 1809: William and Richard J. Dearmond sold to Reuben Tipton, 15 
acres of land in Knox County, south of Holston and French Broad Rivers, being a part of Estate 
of John Dearmond, deceased, nearly opposite Thomas Dearmond's house. The Tennessee River was 
then referred to as the 'Holston River' as far south as the present confluence of the Tennessee and 
Little Tennessee rivers. 

13. History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon, p. 100. 

14. 1830 U. S. census, Monroe County, Tenn.: Thomas DeArman with 1 male, 40-50; 1 female, 50-60. 
This could mean that Thomas was 49 years of age and his wife, 51. Also listed in same census for 
same county was James A. Hair, b. 1780-1790. He may have been a brother of Thomas' wife, 
Elizabeth Hair. 

15. Pollyanna Creekmore, compiler, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, III, Knox County, 1806, in East 
Tennessee Historical Society Publications No. 25, 1953. 

16. Moses White, writing in Art Work of Knoxville (W. H. Parrish Publishing Co. 1905). 
17- Legislative Papers, North Carolina Archives, Raleigh. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 1 19 

AG HI JOHN DEARMOND II (1761-1834), Knox County, Tennessee 

John Dearmond II, better known in later life as 'John Dearmond, Senior', son of 
John Dearmond I, and Esther Flenniken, was born in 1761" either in Dauphin County, 
Pennsylvania, or in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, after his parents had settled 
there. He served with the North Carolina militia in 1784, for which he received de- 
preciation pay. 1 Sometime after 1784, he came with his father to East Tennessee and 
settled south of the Tennessee River in what is known today as Topside Community, 
Knox County. At first, apparently, he lived on his father's grant. 

On February 2, 1805, he purchased a tract of land from Stockley Donelson which 
had been granted to Landon Carter by the State of North Carolina by patent number 
1255, July 12, 1794, and which was located on "southside of Holston (now Tennessee) 
River." 2 The deed was issued to "John Dearmond Sr. of Blount County" although 
all court records which affected him throughout his life were recorded in Knox County. 
On June 9, 1809, he secured a land grant from the State of Tennessee for 4221/2 acres 
of land in Knox County, within the limits of the tract located for the use of academies 
on the Holston River. 3 He is found in the 1806 tax lists for Knox County with 376 
acres; in 1807 and 1808 with 367 acres; is not listed in 1809 and 1810, indicating that 
he may have sold not only his own holdings but also his share of his father's estate which 
was bequeathed to him at his father's death in 1809. In 1811 and 1812, he was taxed 
with the land which he had secured through the Tennessee land grant in 1809. It may 
be assumed that he purchased this grant with proceeds of the sale of his former hold- 
ings. 14 

He was a fanner, so far as is known, and also engaged in buying and selling of farm 
land. 4 He held a prominent place in Knox County life since so many of his family 
events were recorded in the newspapers of that day. He died April 13, 1834, but his 
burial place in unknown. 6 He, his wife, and daughter, Ellen, were members of the 
Second Presbyterian Church which was organized in 1818. 

He married first, about 1780 in North Carolina, but there is no record extant of 
this marriage or his first wife's name. 

He married second, September 26, 1798, Ellen Moore" (b. cl775 5 ) , who survived her 
husband. 7 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG IV John HI 

b. cl780, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 



Sallie 



Cynthia 



b. cl790, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. May 11, 1809, Knox County, Tenn., Azariah Orr (d. 
Sept. 4, 1827) , 10 a long time resident of the Cherokee 
Nation. Testators for the marriage were John N. Gam- 
ble & Samuel Cunningham. 
Issue: ORR 
AG V Elizabeth 

m. — Russell. 

Issue: RUSSELL 
AG VI Elizabeth, b. Aug. 
23, 1860. m. Joe M. John- 
son, r. Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. cl794, Knox County, Tenn. 16 She was a widow when 
her father wrote his will, Apr. 16, 1833.' 



120 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

m. Sept. 13, 1814, Knox County, Tenn., George Davis. 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG IV Ellen 

b. after 1798, Knox County, Tenn.; sold her share of her 
father's estate to G. W. Churchwell, Sept. 17, 1840.' 



William 



Esther T. 



b. 1800-1810, Knox County, Tenn.; d. July 1836. 8 
m. Dec. 17, 1834, Knox County, Tenn., Jane Campbell. 
Issue: none. 



b. after 1798, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 23, 1824, Knox County, Tenn., Moses Cunning- 
ham, Rev. George Atkin, M. E. Church, officiating. 
Elizabeth ("Betsy") 

b. after 1798, Knox County, Tenn.; d. Mar. 11, 1827." 

m. Mar. 9, 1826, Knox County, Tenn., Duke Howell, Rev. 
Thos. H. Nelson, Presbyterian minister, officiating. 8 
After his wife's death, Duke Howell married, Oct. 16, 
1828, Mrs. Mary Yoast. 12 

Issue: HOWELL 

AG V Elizabeth 

b. 1827, Knox County, Tenn. 



Matilda 



b. after 1798, Knox County, Tenn. She was living in 
April 1833. 7 

m. Sept. 4, 1828, Knox County, Tenn., Allen Perry. 11 On 
June 27, 1840, he was elected first lieutenant of the 
Knoxville Dragoons, William R. Caswell being elected 
captain, and William B. Bowen, second lieut." 



1. State of North Carolina, Dept. of Archives, Revolutionary War Pay Vouchers, Salisbury District. 
Voucher No. 8225, May 13, 1784, to John Dermin, Junior, for 4 pounds, 4 shillings, for military 
service. Signed by —Harris, and Will Cathey, Auditors. 

2. Knox County, Tenn. Warranty Deeds. 

3. Tennessee Land Grants, East Tenn. Division, Book 1-1, p. 574; also Book 1, p. 587. 

4. Knox County, Tenn. Warranty Deeds, Dec. 26, 1811. John DeArmond sold to Joseph Porter, all 
claim to tract of land in Grassy Valley, Knox County, formerly property of Margaret Porter, deceased. 
Ibid., Sept. 3, 1821, John DeArmond sold to Henry Bidleman, 2 acres in Knox County, along south 
bank of Holston River. 

5. 1830 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. John DeArmond with 1 male, 60-70; 2 females, 20-30; 1 
female, 50-60; 1 female, 15-20. 

6. Knoxville Register, Vol. 18, No. 930, Wednesday, 21 May 1834 (from American Antiquarian Society, 
Worcester, Mass.). "Died on the 13th Ultimo, in Knoxville, Mr. John DeArmond, aged 73 years." 

7. See Appendix, John Dearmond, Sr., Last Will & Testament. 

8. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, Book 16, p. 159. Letters of administration granted to Allen 
Perry and James Davis, for Estate of William Dearmond, deceased, August 1, 1836. 

Knox County Court, October 1836 Sessions. October 1, 1836, Jane DeArmond conveyed to George 
W. Churchwell for $20.00, her right in the personal estate and any dower rights in lands of her 
husband, William DeArmond, deceased, which had been bought at sheriff's sale in Knoxville by 
Churchwell. 

9. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Samuel Flenniken m. Elizabeth Howell, Feb. 15, 1826. Was 
she a sister of Duke Howell? 

10. Knoxville Register, 12 Sept. 1827. "Died on Tuesday evening the 4th instant., at the residence of 
Mr. John Dearmons, of this vicinity, Azariah Orr, after a confinement of two weeks. Mr. Orr was 
a resident of the Cherokee Nation . . ." 

11. Ibid., 10 Sept. 1828, Wednesday. "Married on Thursday evening last, by the Rev. Isaac Lewis, Mr. 
Allen Perry to Miss Matilda Dearmon, daughter of Mr. John Dearmon, all of this county." 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 121 

12. Ibid., Wednesday, 8 March 1826. "Married on Thursday evening last by the Rev. Thos. H. Nelson, 
Mr. Duke Howl of this town to Miss Elizabeth Dearmond, daughter of Mr. John Dearraond of this 
vicinity." 

Ibid., Wednesday, 14 March, 1827. "Died on Sunday evening last, Mrs. Betsy Howl, consort of Mr. 
Duke Howl of this place." 

Ibid., Wednesday, Oct. 22. 1828. "Married on Thursday night last, by the Rev. Mr. Kindrick, Mr. 
Duke Howel to Mrs. Mary Yoast, all of this county." 

13. Pollyanna Creekmore, compiler, Marriage Records of Knox County, Tennessee. Marriage bond for 
John Dearmond and Nelly Moore, Sept. 26, 1798. Bondsmen, John Dearmond and John Witherspoon. 
Testator, Joseph Greer. 

14. Pollyanna Creekmore, compiler, Early Eart Tennessee Taxpayers, III, Knox County, 1806, in East 
Tennessee Historical Society Publications No. 25, 1953. Tax lists for Captain Tipton's Company. 

15. 1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn., Family No. 595. Cynthia Davis, Real Estate, $800.; age 56, 
b. Tenn.; Gilbert Russell, no occupation, age 28, b. Va.; Cynthia Russell, age 6, b. Tenn.; Frank 
R. Russell, age 4, b. Tenn. 

Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Aug. 17, 1842, G. C. Russell m. E. I. Davis. Bondsman, 

Richard Rosecrans. 

Are these references of our subject? 

16. Knoxville Register 6- Weekly Times, Wed., July 1, 1840. 

AG III JAMES DEARMOND (1771-1831), Roane County, Tennessee 

James Dearmond, son of John Dearmond and Esther Flenniken, was born July 3, 
1771, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He was named for his grandfather, 
James d'Armond, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He came, while still a youth, 
to Knox County, Tennessee, with his parents, and lived on his father's grant south of 
the Tennessee River, in what is known today as Topside community. Early in his 
manhood, he joined with the pioneer settlers who accepted the job of resisting the 
Indian raids, and pushing them back from the encroaching white settlements. He was 
active in many skirmishes and engagements, and his personal courage and intrepidity 
was a telling factor wherever he appeared. 

Breazeale recounts that in August 1794, Lieutenant (afterwards, Colonel) John 
McClellan was ordered to march toward the Cumberland Mountains to meet Captain 
Evans at Crab Orchard. On arrival at Crab Orchard, he found a letter from his captain 
stuck up on a pole set up in the road, directing him to return. They turned about, 
retraced their steps about a mile and a half to the foot of Spencer's Hill, where they 
encamped for the night. It had been raining all day and they commenced building 
fires without taking the precaution to draw the wet charges from their guns and re-load. 
Without receiving any warning, they found themselves suddenly surrounded by Indians, 
and cut off from most of their horses. General confusion of course ensued; McClellan, 
however, rallied his men as well as circumstances would allow, and they fought as they 
retreated, with the utmost valor and intrepidity, but many of them could not get their 
pieces to fire at all. Some of the men whose guns would not fire ran along the line 
priming for the others, when their guns happened to mis-fire. The Indians were twice 
repulsed, but they again rallied, and so far outnumbering the whites (there being about 
100 Indians) , MeClellan was finally compelled to make a precipitate retreat up the 
mountain. Most of the men lost their horses and baggage; Lieutenant McClellan lost 
his. James Dearmond ran to his horse, cut the spancel from his legs, and mounted him 
barebacked, the halter being upon him. As he mounted, an Indian threw a tomahawk 
at him which grazed his head, but he escaped unhurt. He then followed his retreating 
companions up the mountain, and on overtaking them, McClellan halted and bawled 
out to his men, "Boys, make your escape— I can go no further— I am done— but pay no 
attention to me— take care of yourselves". Dearmond, hearing this, sprang from his 
horse and threw McClellan on him, exclaiming, "Now, lieutenant, make your escape; 
there is not a damned Indian in all the nation that can catch me." And McClellan did 
escape and so did Dearmond. McClellan lost four men killed and one was wounded. 



122 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

The loss of the Indians was fifteen or twenty; they were seen to fall under the fire of 
McClellan's men. 1 James also served with Captain Houston's Company in 1808. 

His father obtained North Carolina Grant number 635, dated August 23, 1788, for 
a tract of land in Roane County. James settled on this grant and developed it into a 
home for himself and family. On April 12, 1809, shortly before his father's death, his 
father deeded this tract of land to James, 8 and it has remained in the family for over 
a hundred years. It was located on Little Emory River where it flows through a gap 
in Waldens Ridge. The Southern Railway eventually built its main line from Harriman 
to Knoxville by this site, and later constructed a branch line through the gap to the 
coal fields at Petros. This railroad junction point was designated as DeArmond Station. 
James was undoubtedly one of the first settlers in that section, and served on the first 
jury of Roane County in 1801. 

He died at his home on March 1, 1831, and is buried in DeArmond Graveyard on 
Little Emory River, near Harriman. The finest tribute to his life is contained in his 
obituary, which reads: "Died at his residence in Roane County on the third instant, 
James Dearmond, aged upwards of 60 years. He was an ardent friend, a firm and 
unyielding Republican, 2 and a devoted patriot, of which he gave many proofs through 
the whole course of life but especially in the war which the Cherokees waged upon the 
first settlers of this country. In those perilous times when the helpless female and tender 
infant had no shield to defend them from savage barbarity save the bosom of the 
soldier, the deceased was one of their most bold and intrepid defenders. He accom- 
panied the celebrated Governor Sevier in nearly all his campaigns against the Indians, 
frequently acted as spy, and was always exposed to imminent danger, in consequence 
of which he became almost proverbial for his personal activity and bravery. And his 
last efforts in defense of his country were in the late war with the Creek Indians, where 
he also distinguished himself. He has left a large family, most of whom are females, 
together with many relatives and friends to mourn their hapless lot." 3 

He married, March 16, 1802, Susan Shaden (b. Sept. 1, 1786, in Va.; d. Feb. 18, 
1869, Roane County, Tenn.) 1B She was a small, gracious and energetic woman who 
ruled her family with a firm hand. She played the harpsichord and must have been 
a beautiful woman in her youth, since her daughters were famous for their beauty. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Esther 

b. Feb. 9, 1803, Roane County, Tenn. 

m. Nov. 6, 1827, Robert S. Brashear of Crawford County, 14 
Ark., son of Bazel Brashear of Roane County, Tenn. 
He died sometime prior to 1854, and Esther returned 
to her father's home." 
Issue: BRASHEAR 10 
AG V Louisa 
Elmira 



twins: 

Margaret 

Mary 

Elizabeth 



b. Sept. 15, 1804; d. Jan. 23, 1884, single. 11 

b. Sept. 15, 1804; d. June 11, 1884, single. 11 

b. Aug. 19, 1806, Roane County, Tenn. 

m. Nov. 2, 1836, Thomas F. D'Armond (q.v.) of La., 4 her 
second cousin. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 



123 



John 

Wiley 

Grizza Blackburn 

Matilda 

Isabel 
Drucilla 



Calhoun 



Mahala 



Eliza Jane 



b. Oct. 30, 1808, Roane County, Tenn. 

b. Mar. 6, 1810; d. after 1878, single; was living in 1878 
when he witnessed the wills of his sisters, Mary & Mar- 
garet. 11 

b. May 13, 1812, Roane County, Tenn. 

m. Nov. 18, 1835, Samuel Jackson D'Armond (q.v.) of 
La., her second cousin, once removed. 6 

b. June 20, 1814, Roane County, Tenn. 
m. Sept. 29, 1842, James G. DArmond (q.v.), of La., her 
second cousin, once removed. 6 

b. Aug. 6, 1816, Roane County, Tenn. 

b. May 8, 1818, Roane County, Tenn. 
m. Paul C. Frost. 
Issue: FROST 
AG V John T. 

r. Montgomery County, 111.," 
the only child. 

b. Sept. 4, 1820; d. as a child, without issue. 11 

b. Jan. 26, 1822; d. July 3, 1877. 

m. July 28, 1866, William B. Nichols. She was a widow 
and living in her father's home in 1875. 11 

b. Mar. 25, 1824, Roane County, Tenn.; d. in La. 

m. first, Oct. 1, 1854, Owen Warren Fluker, 1 " of Amite, 
La. She met her husband while visiting her sister, Susan 
Ann, at Clinton, La. 17 Her husband died while her 
children were quite young and she re-married. The 
name of her second husband is not known, and so far 
as is known, there was no issue from her second mar- 
riage. 

Issue: FLUKER first marriage 

AG V George Gideon 



1 daughter 



b. Jan. 8, 1859. 
m. but no issue. 



m. — Doughty (or Doty) 
r. Mississippi. 
Issue: DOUGHTY (or 

DOTY) 
AG VI Charles 

Fluker 



124 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

1 daughter 



James 
Susan Ann 



Andrew* Jackson 



m. Charles Lemon of Slaugh- 
ter, La. He was Clerk of 
the Court for East Felici- 
ana Parish, La., for years, 
and a successful Banker. 17 
Issue: none. 



b. March 28, 1826; d. Sept. 1, 1826. 

b. Jan. 1, 1829, Roane County, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 4, 1849, James G. D'Armond 7 (q.v.) , of La., 
widower of her sister, Matilda. 13 

b. Nov. 9, 1830; was livting in 1854 when he sold his in- 
terest in his father's estate to his brother, John. 13 No 
further record of him has been found. 



1. J. W. M. Breaziale, Life as It Is, pp. 85, 86. 

2. Not to be confuted with the Republican Party of the Twentieth Century. The article undoubtedly 
referred to the Democratic Republican Party which in later years became known as the Democratic 
Party. Its platform and philosophy were in support of strong state governments and a weaker 
federal government. Another division of the (then) Republican Party advocated a strong federal 
union. 

3. Knoxville Register, Vol. 15, No. 763, Wednesday, March 16, 1831. 

4. Roane County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. Bond signed by Thomas F. DeArmond and Wm F. 
Brown. 

.">. Roane Coumy, Tenn. Marriage Records. Bond signed by Sam J. DeArmond and John DeArmond. 

6. Ibid. Her husband wa-s a brother of Samuel Jackson D'Armond, and a son of Thomas F. D'Armond, 
both of whom married her sisters. 

7. Ibid., ceremony performed by C. Long, T.D. 

8. Roane County. Tenn. Register of Deeds, Book D, p. 221, Sept. 23, 1813. 

9. Ibid., Book M, p. 286, Nov. 2, 1854. Deed to John DeArmond by Esther Brashear, formerly Esther 
DeArmond and widow of Robert S. Brashear, made jointly with her brother, Andrew Jackson 
DeArmond, covering their interest in their father's land. 

III. Ibid., Book N, p. 481, July 9, 1860. Deed to John DeArmond by Louisa and Elmira Brashear, 
daughters of Robert S. Brashear of Crawford County, Ark., covering their interest in lands belonging 
so their grandfather. Ba/el Brashear of Roane County, Tenn. 

11. Ibid., Book X, pp. 524. 525, 526, March 26, 1884. Deed by Margaret DeArmond and Mary DeArmond 
and Mahala Nichol, to their brother, John DeArmond, covering their interest in their father's lands, 
mentions deaths of their brothers, John Calhoun DeArmond and James DeArmond, intestate with- 
out marriage or issue. Deed also states that neither of the three sisters had had issue and acknowl- 
edges their brother John as covenanting to furnish each of them a "comfortable place of residence 
and the comforts of life" in their declining years. This deed withnessed by Wiley DeArmond, C. B. 
Alexander and Pleasant M. Alexander. 

12. Ibid., Book R, pp. 572, 573. July 2, 1872. Deed by John T. Froa, son of Drusilla DeArmond and 
Paul C. Frost, to "our Uncle John DeArmond". refers to John T. Frost as being "sole child and 
heir at law of Drusilla DeArmond", dated May 6, 1872, in Montgomery County, 111. 

13. Ibid., Book X, pp. 526, 527. 528, 529, 530, March 27, 1884. Deed by James G. and Susan Ann 
DeArmond. Owen W. and Eliza Jane Fluker, Henry DeArmond, Thomas S. Franklin DeArmond, and 
Susan Julia Matilda DeArmond, dated April 10, 1867. 

14. Roane County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Michael Hossler and Sam H. Jackson, bondsmen. Also, 
Knoxville Enquirer, Nov. 21, 1827: "Married on the 6th inst., by James Gambell, Esq., Mr. Robert 
S. Brascars [sic] to Miss Esther Dearmon, daughter of Mr. James Dearmon, of Roane County. 

15. Ibid. Also listed is the marriage of Joseph Starkey to Rebecca Shadden, Nov. 20, 1814, bondsman 
being Robert Shadden. What is the relationship between these parties and Susan? 

16. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book A, p. 352. 

17. Courtesy, Miss Ethel Knapp, Lake Charles, La. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 125 

AG III DAVID FLENNIKEN DEARMOND, Sr. (1775-1834), East Feliciana Parish, La. 

David Flenniken Dearmond, Sr., son of John Dearmond of Knox County, Tennessee, 
and Esther Flenniken, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, about 1775, 
and was named for his mother's brother, David Flenniken, one of the signers of the 
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. He was brought to East Tennessee by his 
parents soon after 1784, and grew to manhood on his father's grant in what is known 
today as Topside Community, Knox County. He left Knox County about 1802 in 
company with his cousin, Samuel Dearmond, and another cousin, Joseph F. Flenniken. 
They followed the Natchez Trace to Mississippi Territory, 1 and about 1803, moved into 
Louisiana which was then a part of West Florida, a Spanish possession. 2 He and his 
cousin, Samuel Dearmond, undoubtedly staked out their possessions about the same 
time, although they were some several miles distant from each other. His plantation, 
bisected by Sandy Creek and north of the plantation later held by his cousin, Thomas 
Flenniken D'Armond, was only slightly smaller than Samuel's plantation, and con- 
sisted of 639.90 acres. It was about 3 miles east of Clinton, in East Feliciana Parish, 
and near what is known today as D'Armond Hill. 3 

He was a successful planter and slave owner, and held his plantation intact until 
his death when it was divided between his widow and his children. 5 He reared a large 
family, 6 all of whom survived him but his son, James. He died in 1834, after January, 
sinc&he made a conveyance to his son, David, Jr.. on January 29, 1834.' 

He married Elizabeth Mc — (b. 1776, S. C.) . s She survived her husband by many 
years,' and was still listed as a woman of means as late as 1850. She maintained her 
home since some of her children were still minors 10 and operated the plantation with the 
help of her sons. 11 The date of her death has not been established. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV John 

Esther 



Frances 



Levi H. 



William 

David Flenniken, Jr. 



Elizabeth 
Eliza M. 



b. 1794-1802. 

b. 1804-1810, Feliciana Parish, La. 
m. H. Curtis. 5 

b. 1804-1810, Feliciana Parish, La. 
m. Benjamin B. Lee. B 

b. 1815-1820, Feliciana Parish, La. 

h. lived on Red River; 13 was a tall man with black curly 
hair, and was a likeable person. 12 

b. 1815-1820, Feliciana Parish, La. 14 

b. 1820, Feliciana Parish, La. 

a farmer, who was living in East Feliciana Parish in 
1850 and unmarried, but head of the household con- 
sisting of his sister, Eliza M. (Courtney) , her husband 
and 2 children. 18 

1820-1825, East Feliciana Parish, La. 1 ' 

1825, East Feliciana Parish, La. 1 * 



126 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



m. Jan. 2, 1845, East Feliciana Parish," J. S. Courtney (b. 

1820, La.) 16 
Issue: COURTNEY 15 
AG V Martha 

b. 1845, La. 



A.L. 



b. 1847, La., a son. 



James 



b. 1804-1810, East Feliciana Parish, La.; d. before 1835. 1 * 



1. See Samuel Jackson D'Armond, Sr., footnote 1. 

2. American State Papers, Public Lands, Vol. 3. Settlement No. 1, October, 1803, Settlers in Louisiana: 
David F. DeArmond. 

3. Map of East Feliciana Parish, La., drawn October 1896, by John C. Seamon, depicts Tract No. 68, 
consisting of 639.90 acres, as being an original grant of D. F. Dearmond. 

4. East Feliciana Parish, La. Conveyances, Book A, pp. 52, 53, Oct. 15, 1824. David F. Dearman sold to 
Robert Pool; a slave sale. 

Ibid., Book B, pp. 406, 407, Oct. 3, 1831. David F. Dearmond sold to J. S. R. Guay; a slave sale. 

5. East Feliciana Parish, La. Succession Records, Book E, pp. 16, 17, 18, 19, Feb. 22, 1835. "Estate of 
David F. Dearmond, deceased, held by him in common with his surviving wife, Elizabeth Dearmond, 
and the descendants of said deceased, to wit: Esther, John, Frances, David, Eliza, William, James, 
Levi and Elizabeth . . . The lots having thus been found by the experts, Mrs. Elizabeth Dearmond 
drew lot No. 1, and consequently Lot No. 2 fell to the heirs of David F. Dearmond who agreed to 
accept the same as their full portion of the estate falling to them from their deceased father . . . 
original signed: Elizabeth Dearmond, Esther Curtis, D. F. Dearmond, William Dearmond, T. F. 
Dearmond, attorney-in-fact for Frances Lee, John Dearmond, Lewis Yarborough, under tutor for 
the minors, Elizabeth and Eliza, William Dunn, curator adpor to L. W. Dearmond. 

Lot No. 1 to John Dearmond 

Lot No. 2 to Eliza Dearmond 

Lot No. 3 to William Dearmond 

Lot No. 4 to Levi Dearmond 

Lot No. 5 to Esther Curtis 

Lot No. 6 to Frances Lee 

Lot No. 7 to James, the deceased heir 

Lot No. 8 to David Dearmond 

Lot No. 9 to Elizabeth Dearmond 
and the said John Dearmond declared that he accepted lot no. 1 as his full and entire portion of 
the estate of his father, and Eliza by her tutor accepts lot no. 2 . . . William accepts lot no. 3, and 
Levi, emancipated minor accepted by his tutor, William Dunn, lot no. 4; Esther Curtis accepts lot 
no. 5; and Frances Lee, wife of B. B. Lee, represented by Thomas F. Dearmond, accepts lot no. 6; 
lot numberi 7 to James, the deceased heir; lot no. 8 to David; lot no. 9 to Elizabeth, a minor, 
represented by Lewis Yarborough, the under tutor. This 22nd day of February 1835." 

6. 1820 U. S. census, Feliciana Parish, La. David F. DeArmand with 1 male over 45; 1 male, 18-26; 
1 male, 10-16; 3 males under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 10-16; 2 females under 10. 

1830 U. S. census, Feliciana Parish, La. David F. Dearmand with 1 male, 50-60; 3 males, 10-15; 
1 male, 5-10; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 50-60; 1 female, 1Q-15; 1 female, 5-10. 

7. East Feliciana Parish, La. Index to Conveyances. David D'Armond to David D'Armond, minor heir, 
January 29, 1834. 

8. Ibid., Elizabeth Mc. Dearmond to Eliza Dearmond Courtney, Nov. 1, 1850. 

9. 1840 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. E. DeArmond with 1 female, 60-70; 1 female, 15-20; 
1 male, 20-30. 

1850 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. Elizabeth DeArmond, age 74, real estate $5700., b. S. C 

10. Department of Archives, Louisiana State University, Guay & DeArmond, Accounts Receivable Ledger. 
This ledger is a part of records impounded by the Courts of East Feliciana Parish somtime prior 
to 1842, during the hearings in a suit brought, by which the partnership was dissolved: "Page 28, 
purchases made by Mrs. Elizabeth DeArmond, Sr. Dec. 8, 1835, by Elizabeth; May 7, 1836, for 
Mrs. H. Curtis; June 20, 1836, by Elizabeth; Sept. 5, 1836, for son Wm. 6 yds heavy Lowells 
domestic; Oct. 4, 1836, for Elizabeth and Eliza. 

11. U. S. Land Office. Elizabeth Dearmond, St. Helena, La. had government land, April 6, 1836. 

12. Childhood recollections of Elizabeth D'Armond Knapp, of her "second cousin Levi"; courtesy. Miss 
Ethel Knapp, Lake Charles, La. 

13. Guay & DeArmond, Accounts Receivable Ledger (footnote 10, wpra), p. 213: Purchases made by 
Levi H. DeArmond, consisting of bridle, boot straps, pants, pumps and socks, pocket knife, Irish 
linen, pearl buttons, a second pocket knife, tobacco and brandy. Account paid by note. Account 
ran from January 25, 1836 through Sept. 24, 1836. Account marked 'paid', January 16, 1837. 




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David DeArmond 


age 30 


farmer 


E. M. Courtney 


age 25 


female 


Martha Courtney 


age 5 


female 


A. L. Courtney 


age 3 


male 


J. L. Courtney 


age 30 


male 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 1 27 

14. Ibid., Purchases made by William DeArmond, consisting of "Shabrach, $11., case dirk, ... 91 
silver, 1 pr mens slippers, saddle bag, 1 doz. horn buttons, coat, vest and pants (a summer suit), 
$30.00, black flax thread, 6 yds bleached domestic, 1 pocket knife, 1 pr. white pants, 2 plugs tobacco." 
Paid by note, Jan. 14, 1937. Purchases ran from March 28, 1836 through Sept. 10, 1836. 

15. 1850 U. S. census, East Feliciana Parish, La. 

b. La. 
b. La. 
b. La. 
b. La. 
b. La. insane. 

East Feliciana Parish, La. Index to Conveyances, Dec. 24, 1850. David F. Dearmond to Ira Green 
Dearmond [his cousin]. 

16. Ibid., Nov. 1, 1850. Elizabeth Mc. Dearmond made a conveyance to her daughter, Eliza Dearmond 
Courtney. 

17. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book X, p. 41. 

18. A study of the 1830 census for David F. DeArmond, Sr., reveals the presence of 2 boys, one aged 
5-10, the other under 5. Since neither of their parents is included in the census, they could have 
been the issue of James, perhaps already deceased. No further record of these two boys has been 
found. A search of the disposition of James' share of his father's estate might reveal their names. 

19. East Feliciana Parish, La. Marriage Records, Book A, p. 117, reveals the marriage of Eliza H. 
Dearmond to Thomas Felps, Feb. 28, 1847. No other record of Eliza H. Dearmond has been found. 

20. See Thomas Flenniken D'Armond, footnote 4. 



AG III WILLIAM DEARMOND (cl775-bl830), Meigs County, Tennessee 

William Dearmond, son of John Dearmond of Knox County, Tennessee, and Esther 
Flenniken, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, about 1775. He was 
brought to Knox County, Tennessee, by his parents between 1784 and 1787, and helped 
his father and brothers carve a home from the wilderness on his father's grant, located 
at the confluence of the Tennessee and Little rivers, now Topside Community. 

He married in 1805 and built a home near his father's home. He is listed in the 
Knox County, Tennessee, tax lists for 1806 and 1807, with 13 acres of land and one 
white poll; in the 1808 and 1809 lists, he appears without land and taxed only for 
one white poll. In 1810, he was taxed with \7Sy 2 acres, apparently his inheritance 
under his father's will which was probated in 1809. In 1811, he was listed with 113i/£ 
acres, and in 1812, with 100 acres." 

At his father's death in 1809, he was named as one of the executors in his father's 
will, and was qualified in July, 1809. 2 On December 19, 1809, he sold to his brother, 
Richard Johnston Dearmond, 45 acres of land, from his portion of his father's estate. 
On January 4, 1811, he sold 49i/ 2 acres of his land to John Jordan. On Feb. 24, 1812, 
he sold to Reuben Tipton, 19 acres of land "which he inherited from Estate of John 
Dearmond, deceased". 3 These sales totaled 113i/£ acres, and likely constituted the 
entire land holdings William had received from his father's estate. On July 4, 1810, 
a suit against him by Solomon Geron was dismissed by Court, and he was authorized 
to recover against plaintiff for his court costs. 4 

After the War of 1812, Richard Waterhouse engaged in extensive land speculations 
in the Tennessee River valley in Rhea County. Since William and Waterhouse were 
friends, it appears certain that he was influenced by Waterhouse to move to Rhea 
County. William's grandson, John Boss DeArmond, told the author that his grand- 
father came down the Tennessee River in flat-boats, and settled first in what is now 
Rhea County, and later settled across the river in what is now Meigs County. The first 
census listings show William's wife, Mary, as the head of the family in 1830, indicating 
that William was by then deceased. 8 

William married, March 6, 1805, Knox County, Tennessee, 1 Polly Wandless (b. 
1775; d. al840, Meigs County, Tenn.) . Mary was listed as the head of the household 
in the 1830 census for Meigs County, 5 and in the 1840 census for Meigs County, she 



128 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

was listed as living with her son, John. 6 Since she is not found in the 1850 census, she 
must have died after 1840. 

Issue: DeARMOND incomplete 
AG IV Polly 

m. Aug. 19, 1819, John Parker. 7 
William 

b. 1805-1810, Knox County, Tenn. 8 
John 

b. 1810, Knox County, Tenn. 



1. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Bondsman, Richard G. Waterhouse. Attested by James Park. 

2. Knox County, Tenn. Estate Book 1, p. 296. 

3. Knox County, Tenn. Deed Records. 

4. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, July 4, 1810; Book 7, p. 148, case no. 2231. 

5. 1830 U. S. census, McMinn County, Tenn., comprising what is now McMinn, Meigs & Rhea counties. 
Mrs. Ury (not clear) DeArmond with 1 female, 50-60; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 
10-15; 1 male, 10-15. 

6. 1840 U. S. census, Meigs County, Tenn. John Darmon with 1 male, 20-30; 1 female, 70-80; 1 
female, 20-30. 

7. Rhea County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Book 1, p. 324. Marriage performed by John Moore, J. P. 

8. 1830 U. S. census, McMinn County, Tenn. William DeArmond with 3 males, 20-30; 1 female, 40-50; 
2 females, 15-20; 1 female, 10-15; 1 female, 5-10; 1 female under 5. This indicates that William 
was head of his wife's family, his father-in-law being deceased. 

9. Pollyanna Creekmore, compiler, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, III, Knox County, in East Tennessee 
Historical Society Publications No. 25, 1953. Tax Lists for Capt. Tipton's Company. 

AG III RICHARD JOHNSTON DEARMOND (1778-1863), Knox County, Tennessee 

Richard Johnston Dearmond, 1 son of John Dearmond and Esther Flenniken, was 
born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1778. 2 He was brought by his parents 
to Knox County, Tennessee, as a small boy, between 1784 and 1787. One wonders how 
and where he was able to obtain his education in that virgin forested country, for he, 
his father and his brothers must have been fully occupied from dawn till dark with the 
task of building a log home, clearing the forests in order to grow necessary food, and 
the construction of the tubmill which his father built and placed in operation not 
later than 1787. s 

Being the youngest son, Richard remained at home after his brothers had moved 
out to set up their own homes. He married about 1805 and was shown in the tax lists as 
living apart from his parents until his father's death. He was listed in 1806 as Richard 
J. Dearmond with one white poll but no land, and did not appear in the 1807 list. 
He was listed in the 1808 and 1809 tax lists with one white poll. He appeared in the 
1810, 1811, and 1812 lists as Richard Dearmond, with 219 acres of land, evidently his 
inheritance under the will of his father who died in 1809." Since his "house" is men- 
tioned in his father's will, apparently it was built on a part of his father's land. Under 
his father's will, Richard inherited a substantial portion of his father's 500 acres located 
between the Tennessee and Little rivers, now Topside Community, including the large 
family log home.* This site is owned today by the Masterson family descendants by 
virtue of their inheritance from Richard's second wife, Lucy Ritchie (Masterson) . 

After his first wife's death, Richard attempted to maintain his home alone. There 
is a family legend that Richard would swim the Tennessee River on his way to market 
at Knoxville, tying his clothes on his back to keep them dry. The children, perforce, 
were left to their own devices, and they would play on the bank of the river, the older 
children swimming out to what is now known as Williams Island, leaving the younger 
ones playing on the sand at the water's edge, never seeming to fear that they might fall 
in the river and drown. On one occasion, a neighbor came by and found the baby, 



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129 



Eliza, asleep on the bank, and the other children on the island hunting for turtle eggs. 
Upon being apprised of their conduct by the neighbor, Richard meted out punishment 
which remained vivid in their memories throughout their lives. 7 

He died in 1863 at the age of 85, and is probably buried in the family graveyard 
located on the old home place along with his first wife, although no headstones can be 
identified today other than as grave markers. He bequeathed the home to his second 
wife, Lucy, a gift of money to his daughter, Vandalie, and to his wife's grandson, 
Richard Masterson, of whom he was very fond; and the remainder of his estate to the 
children of his first marriage. 8 

He married first, about 1805, Rhoda Hence (or Hinch) , of whom nothing is known 
except her name. 5 She died in 1818, either at the birth of her daughter, Eliza, or 
shortly thereafter, and is undoubtedly buried in the family graveyard on the home place. 

He married second, Lucy Ritchie (Masterson) , a widow, (b. 1788, Va.) 2 whom he 
had brought into his home to be housekeeper for his children. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG IV David Flenniken 

b. July 17, 1807, Knox County, Tenn. 



James 

Angeline 

Evelyn 



b. Mar. 16, 1809, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. May 29, 1813, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. circa 1815, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. James Emmet Slater. 
Issue: SLATER 
AG V James Emmet, Jr. 



m. — Chancellor. 
Issue: SLATER 

AG VI Grace, b. 1875. 

m. Feb. 14, 1898, Knoxville, 
Tenn., Wilson D. Tru- 
blood. 
Issue: TRUBLOOD 

AG VII Edward G. r. 
American Embassy, Mex- 
ico City, D. F. 



Talitha 



Elisa 



m. — Kent; r. Mobile, Ala. 



Issue: 
AG IV 



b. 1818, Knox County, Tenn. 
DeARMOND second marriage 
Vandalie 

b. Jan. 5, 1822, Knox County, Tenn. 



1. Named for Richard Johnston of Pennsylvania, brother of his grandmother, Mary Johnston Dermond. 

2. 1840 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. Richard J. Dearmond with 1 male, 60-70; 1 male, 20-30; 
1 male under 5; I female, 50-60; 1 female, 20-30; 3 females under 5. This refers to his family after 
second marriage and probably includes his wife's children and grandchildren by her first marriage. 
1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. 

Richard DeArmond, age 72, b. N. C, R.E. $4000. 
Lucy Ritchie DeArmond, age 62, b. Va. 

3. Dr. J. G. M. Ramsay, Annals of Tennessee, East, Tennessee Edition, p. 375. 



130 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

4. See Appendix, John Dearmond, Last Will & Testament. 

5. Her name was given to the writer 40 years ago by his grandfather, Lorenzo Dow McCa-lman, son of 
Eliza DeArmond and grandson of Rhoda Hence Dearmond. Extant marriage records of Knox and 
Blount Counties, Tennessee, do not include Richards marriage to Rhoda Hence, but both records 
were very carelessly preserved in the early part of the 19th century, and many early marriage records 
were lost. 

6. Knox County, Tenn. Deeds. 

7. The author's mother, Vashti McCalman d'Armand, was told this anecdote by her grandmother who 
was the sleeping baby, Eliza. 

8. See Appendix, Richard J. Dearmond, Last Will and Testament. 

9. Pollyanna Creekmore, compiler. Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, III, Knox County, in East Tennessee 
Historical Society Publications No. 25, 1953. Tax Lists for Capt. Tipton's Company. 






LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 131 

AG IV JOHN DeARMOND III (1780-1856), McMinn County, Tennessee 

John DeArmond III, better known as John DeArmond, Jr., son of John DeArmond 
II, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, about 1780, before his father and 
grandfather had settled in East Tennessee. 1 He came to Knox County, Tennessee, with 
his parents as a small boy, after 1784, and grew to manhood on his grandfather's farm. 

In January 1804, he was appointed a member of a jury of view to mark a public 
road from Thos. Rhea's old place, which was to cross the road at Calvin Johnson's 
place. 11 On June 26, 1810, he secured a land grant from the State of Tennessee for 
466 acres of land in Knox County "located within the tract located for the use of 
Academies in the District south of the French Broad and Holston rivers, on Holston 
River". 3 He was taxed in Knox County in 1812 with 1 poll, no land. 10 On August 1, 
1825, he took title to 6 acres adjoining and above his land grant. 4 On January 5, 1834, 
he conveyed to G. W. Churchwell, all interest and title in estate of his father "John 
Dearmond of Blount County", 5 although his father did not die until three months after 
the contract was made. 

Prior to 1830, he moved to McMinn County, Tennessee, where he spent the re- 
mainder of his life. 1 - 2 These southern counties of East Tennessee were being gradually 
cleared of Indians, and young men from the older Knox County settlements were rapidly 
moving in and taking possession of the uncleared virgin land. He died in McMinn 
County, Tennessee in 1856, as his will was executed June 7, 1856, and probated the 
same year. 7 

He married, June 4, 1811, in Knox County, Annie Burnett (b. c!785) ." The date 
of her death is not known but she must have predeceased her husband since he did 
not mention her in his will. 
Issue: DeARMOND 7 
AG V William Blount 



Thomas Burnett 



Esther 



Adaline 



b. circa 1818. 

b. circa 1822. 

m. Mar. 28, 1848, Sarah Clark. 8 

b. circa 1824. 

m. Mar. 2, 1842, Elias Wilkinson. 9 

b. circa 1832. 



1. 1830 U. S. census, McMinn County, Tenn. John Denrmon with 1 male, 50-60; 1 male, 10-15; 1 
male, 5-10; 1 female, 40-50; 1 female, 5-10. 

2. 1840 U. S. census, McMinn County, Tenn. John Dearmon with 1 male, 60-70; 1 male, 20-30; 1 
male 15-20; 1 female, 40-50; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 5-10. 

3. Knox County, Tenn. Deed Book 3, p. 72. 

4. Knox County, Tenn. Deed Book 12, p. 297. 

5. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes. 

6. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

7. McMinn County, Tenn. Will Book E, p. 563. Will of John DeArmond, Jr., dated June 7, 1856, 
made bequests to John M. DeArmond. minor son of William B. DeArmond, and to son, Thos. B. 
DeArmond; and daughters, Easther [sic] and Adaline. 

8. McMinn County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Book C, p. 169. 

9. Ibid., Book C, p. 54, M. A. Cass. J. P., officiating. 

10. Pollyanna Creekmore, compiler, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, III, Knox County, in East Tennessee 
Historical Society Publications No. 25, 1953. Tax lis!« for Capt. Tipton's Company. 

11. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, Road Book, p. 42, January 1804, Sessions. Recorded as "John 
Dermond Junr". 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG IV JOHN DeARMOND (1808-1896), Roane County, Tennessee 

John DeArmond, son of James Dearmond and Susan Shadden, was born on his 
father's farm on Little Emory River, in Roane County, Tennessee, October 30, 1808, 
the postoffice which was later established being Webster. He grew to manhood there, 
and continued to make it his home after his marriage, making a home for his family 
and his spinster sisters, until his death. He became one of the leading citizens of Roane 
County; was a pioneer in the development of the coal mining area in his county, and a 
promoter and stockholder in the Harriman Coal, Iron & Railway Company, which ran 
from Harriman to DeArmond Station; and many other enterprises for the development 
of local resources. He dealt extensively in real estate and coal lands; operated a 
general merchandising business at Webster near his home for many years. At one time 
and certainly in 1872, he was engaged in business as DeArmond & Langley, selling wines 
and liquors. He became a man of considerable wealth, and was a great influence in 
county progress and politics. 

During the Civil War, he operated the coal mines in his area under authorization 
of the Union military authorities, and supplied large amounts of coal to the Union 
army blacksmith shops. From his merchandising enterprises, he also supplied large 
quantities of food to the military. Receipts given by the military for these purchases 
are in family documents preserved today. 1 He was never paid for any of these supplies, 
his action in the United States Court of Claims about 1893 having been denied on 
technical grounds, the total as given by him being $3535.91, no interest being computed. 

He remained quite active in his business interests until shortly before his death 
which occurred at his home, May 21, 1896. 2 

He married, October 29, 1863, Caledonia Bowers (b. Oct. 8, 1842; d. Nov. II, 
1927) , daughter of a Methodist minister; William Ellis, J. P., officiating. 8 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Annie Laurie 



Susan Hannah 



John Puris 



b. July 3, 1864, Roane County, Tenn. 
b. Feb. 28, 1866, Roane County, Tenn. 

b. Feb. 27, 1868, Webster, Tenn.; d. Apr. 29, 1911, Tate 
Spring, Tenn.; g. Willard Park. 4 

h. removed to Knoxville, and was employed there with the 
Knoxville Rolling Mills, as paymaster & in charge of 
the company store. At one time he operated a grocery 
business on Tennessee Ave. in Knoxville, which was 
later taken over by his brother, Frederic Alway. He 
died while a guest at Tate Spring Hotel, where he was 
taking the bath and mineral water treatment. 

m. Mar. 28, 1894, Anna Laura Watson (d. cl907) , dau. 
A. G. Watson; Rev. H. P. Futch, officiating.* 
DeARMOND 






Issue: 
AG VI 



John 



Grace 



Spurgeo" 



b. 1895; d. after 1911. 



b. 

m. 



1900. 

yes. 



b. 1903; d. after July 1917.* 



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133 



Lewis Edward 



James William 



Frederic Alway 
Lula Matilda 
Richard Albert 

Margaret May 



Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII 2 children; both d. 
in childhood. 

b. Sept. 3, 1870, Webster, Tenn.; d. Feb. 5, 1954, Knox- 

ville, Tenn. 
h. a cigar maker; r. Knoxville, Tenn. 
m. Aug. 9, 1901, Malissa Collins (Bailey), a widow; E. E. 

Hegler, J. P., officiating. 8 

Issue: none. 

b. Jan. 12, 1873, Webster, Tenn.; d. May 8, 1890. 

h. while employed by the L 8c N Railway as a brakeman, 
he fell between two freight cars while his train was 
moving through Boyles into Birmingham, Ala. Both 
legs were badly crushed 8c he received internal injuries. 
He was taken to Charity Hospital, Birmingham, and 
died from shock.* 

45-9216 . 

b. April 14, 1875, Webster, Tenn. 

b. Nov. 19, 1877, Webster, Tenn. 

b. Nov. 11, 1880, Webster, Tenn. 

b. Oct. 5, 1883, Webster, Tenn. 

h. has been in the business world for many years; now 
operating a motor hotel at Marion, Va. (1953) . 



1. See Appendix, John DeArmond, Webster, Tenn. 

2. Semi-Weekly Times, Chattanooga, Tenn., Monday, May 25, 1896. 

"Harriman, Tenn., May 24: Col. John DeArmond, Sr. died at his residence four miles northeast of this 
city, May 21, and was buried yesterday in the family cemetery in the presence of from 200 to 300 
relatives and friends, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Jas. C. Wright, D. D., of Harri- 
man. Col. DeArmond's father was one of the pioneers of this section of country, having settled 
here prior to 1780, when Tennessee was a part of North Carolina, and Indians and game of the 
larger order were superabundant. The old gentleman was one of the heroes of the great and decisive 
Battle of King's Mountain, where so many brave Tennesseans fought the foe. Col. John DeArmond 
was born at Little Emory Gap, formerly called DeArmond's Gap, in honor of its first settler, October 
30, 1808, Little Emory Gap being within one mile of the beautiful home in which the grand old 
man departed this life. He was married to Miss Caledonia Bowers, Oct. 29, 1863. His wife and 
eight children, four boys and four girls, ranking among the best people of the county, survive him. 
During the war. Col. DeArmond was a true Union man, and was very helpful to the loyal men who went 
from East Tennessee to join the federal army, being himself too old for enlistment, but he served 
faithfully as a pilot. He has lived all these years in this community, a leader and an honored man, 
a farmer, merchant, and trader, and by industry and honesty he acquired a snug fortune to leave 
to his children. He was a kind man to the poor and helpful to his neighbors, a man whose business 
advice to them was always safe. While not a church member, he expressed himself as satisfied of 
his future salvation. A good, useful man has gone to his reward, and the noble old patriarch will be 
missed by hosts of people. Harriman Post, G.A.R., held memorial services this evening in the Uni- 
versalis! church, and was ably addressed by Rev. J. C. Wright. The post was out en masse, and a 
large audience attended. The mission though a sad one, was beautifully impressive, and carried 
the old veterans back through memory's vale to days of actual soldiering." 

Author's Note: Our subject's father, James Dearmond, did not come to East Tennessee until 1784 
or later; his participation in the Battle of King's Mountain is improbable because of his tender age 
at that date, and no record of his participation has been found. 



134 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

3. Roane County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

4. Harriman, Tenn. Record, Thursday, May 4, 1911. 

5. Knox County, Tenn. Chancery Court. Was subpoened to appear in Court at Knoxville, July 18, 1917. 

6. Copied from an unidentified and undated newspaper clipping, preserved in family papers of Miss 
Margaret D'Armond, Harriman, Tenn. Death certificate was issued by {4- Rossen, M. D., Birmingham, 
Ala. 

AG IV JOHN DeARMOND (1810-1867), Meigs County, Tennessee 

John DeArmond, son of William Dearmond and Polly Wandless, was born in Knox 
County, Tennessee, in 1810. Later, his father moved down the Tennessee River in 
flatboats to what is now Rhea County, and settled on the west bank of the river, but 
afterwards settled on the east side of the river in what is now Meigs County. 1 Here 
John grew to manhood and received what education was available in the area county 
schools. He was recorded for land and poll tax in 1827 and 1828. 2 

He volunteered for service during the Mexican War, 1846-1847, and enlisted in a 
company of volunteers from Rhea County, organized by Richard Waterhouse, 3 and 
was listed as a private. He was also shown in Captain Gillespie's Company, same 
district, from Oct. 4, 1846, to June 14, 1847, as a private. He was wounded at the 
Battle of Cerro Gordo, in 1847. 9 He was listed in the 1840 census as living at home 
with his mother and one sister. He appears in the 1850 census as living alone, occupa- 
tion, farmer; his mother having died. 4 He died Mar. 5, 1867, and an inventory of his 
estate was filed for probate, April 13, 1867. 5 

He married, April 1, 1851, Martha Hunter, daughter of Jacob (?) Hunter. 6 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V John Meigs 

b. Aug. 3, 1854; d. Aug. 10, 1942;' g. Decatur, Tenn. c. 

m. Aug. 13, 1892, Ida May Harris (b. Aug. 28, 1870), dau. 

Sam Harris (b. Bradley County, Tenn.) , and Tennessee 

Frances Howard (b. Rhea County, Tenn.). 8 

h. a prominent farmer and stock raiser of Meigs County. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI John Boss 

b. Feb. 23, 1894. 
h. a bachelor in July, 1946. 
Has served as Meigs Coun- 
ty squire; living at the 
home place, 5 miles sw. of 
Decatur, with his mother. 

b. Oct. 3, 1895. 

h. a school teacher at De- 
catur, Tennessee; living, 
single, at Decatur, Tenn. 
(1946) . 

b. Feb. 14, 1897. 
r. Dayton, Tenn.; single, 
1946. 

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r. Decatur, Tenn.; single, 
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135 



Finis Vicarius 



Martha Boone 



Frank 



b. Sept. 29, 1907; d. July 28, 
1925, single. 

b. June 13, 1856, Meigs County, Tenn.; d. Dec. 18, 1918; 

g. Chattanooga, Tenn. Memorial Park, 
m. Fannie Harris, dau. Sam Harris & Tennessee Frances 
Howard, and sister of Ida May Harris who married his 
brother, John Meigs. She was living, 1946. 
h. he was killed in a mysterious manner while working in 
Virginia during World War I. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Ursula 

b. 1920. 
Clyde 

r. Miami, Fla. 
m. Hazel Dawn. 
Anita ("Pet" or "Pat") 

b. circa 1858; d. Feb. 1943, Sparta, Tenn. 
m. John B. Brock. 
Issue: BROCK 
AG VI Asa 
Ethel 

b. circa 1860, Meigs County, Tenn.; d. single. 



1. Meigs County .west of the Tennessee River was a part of Rhea County, from 1820 to 1836. 

2. Rhea County, Tenn. Poll & List of Taxables. Capt. Farmer's Company, 1827; also shown on list 
for 1828. 

3. Richard G. Waterhouse was bondsman on the marriage bond issued to John's father, William, March 
6, 1805, Knox County, Tenn. 

4. 1840 U. S. census, Meigs County, Tenn. John Darmon with 1 male, 20-30; 1 female, 70-80; 1 female, 
20-30. 

1850 U. S. census, Meigs County, Tenn. John Dearmond, age 40, farmer, b. Tenn., no family listed. 

5. Meigs County, Tenn. Will Book 3, p. 151. 

6. Meigs County, Tenn. Marriage Records. License book lost; date shown is that on which the surety, 
N. J. Lillard, signed. 

7. News-Sentinel, Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1942. 

8. Meigs County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

9. Knoxville Register, Wednesday, May 19, 1847. Official list of killed and wounded at the Battle of 
Cerro Gordo, in the 2nd Tennessee Regiment of Volunteers, commanded by Capt. J. D. Lowry. Pvt. 
John Dearmon, slightly wounded. 



AG IV DAVID FLENNIKEN DeARMOND (1807-1890), Knox County, Tennessee 

David Flenniken DeArmond, son of Richard Johnston DeArmond and Rhoda 
Hence, was born at his father's home in present Topside community, Knox County, 
July 17, 1807, where he grew to manhood. His education was not extensive, being 
limited to the district schools available in the still primitive country which his grand- 
father had pioneered. As soon as he reached manhood, he left his father's home and 
began farming in the Seven Island community of Knox County, although the exact 
date of his removal there is not known. He was probably influenced in his decision to 
settle in that part of the county by the fact that his wife's parents were living in that 
area. 



136 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



He established a large farm on a site overlooking French Broad River and Seven 
Islands, which he increased by constant and astute buying until it totaled some 800 
acres, much of which was river bottom land. His home on the hill above commanded 
one of the finest views in the county, overlooking the mirror-like French Broad River 
as it swings around a bend after passing through the shoals at Sevens Island, with the 
bluffs on the opposite bank as background. He became postmaster at Gap Creek, which 
post he held for more than 30 years. He was also justice of the peace for a number 
of years, and was a democrat. 3 The Court and trustee records of Knox County are 
replete with the recordings of his many activities, giving proof of his industry and 
influence in County affairs. He was a constant reader and kept abreast of the history 
of his day and of his country. He was anxious that his children enjoy the advantages 
of a good education, and willingly defrayed the cost for those of them interested in 
pursuing it. He died at his home, at the age of 83, November 9, 1890, and is buried 
in Seven Islands cemetery. 

He married, October 6, 1831, Sarah B. Hines 1 (b. Dec. 28, 1812; d. Sept. 13, 1883), 
daughter of Robert and Lavinia Hines. 2 She also is buried in Seven Islands cemetery. 
Issue: DeARMOND' 
AG V James 



Lorenzo Dow 



David Duncan 



Jerome Napoleon 



Henry Harrison 



b. Aug. 18, 1832, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. July 25, 1834, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Dec. 9, 1836, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Dec. 9, 1838; d. 1863-1864. 

h. removed to Cherokee County, Ala., and lived near his 

father's sisters, Angeline and Eliza, where he married. 

Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, 

and was killed in action. 

m. Jennie Brandon, dau. Dr. Brandon, of Gaylesville, Ala. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Jerome 

r. Gaylesville, Ala. 
m. Oscar Russell, son of Rob- 
ert Russell and — Reyn- 
olds. 

Issue: RUSSELL 
AG VII Jane, Oscar, Jr., 
Florence, Callie, John, 
Taylor, Bessie, Samuel, 
Burney. 

b. Oct. 30, 1840; d. April 27, 1865, single. 

h. enlisted in federal army during Civil War and served 
in Co. I, 3rd Tenn. Cavalry, as sergeant. Was captured 
by Confederate troops and interned in prison camp in 
Alabama for duration of war. In company with some 
1700 other federal prisoners who were being exchanged, 
he boarded the Sultana at Vicksburg, and lost his life 
when it sank in the Mississippi River, north of Mem- 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 137 

phis, at 2 a.m. on April 27, 1865, after the explosion of 
one of the boilers. 5 
George Washington 

b. Jan. 21, 1843, Knox County, Tenn. 
Thomas Jefferson 

b. Feb. 27, 1845; d. April 27, 1865, single, 
h. joined the federal army with his brother, Henry Harri- 
son, and supposedly followed him into the 3rd Tenn. 
Cavalry and capture by Confederates, and imprisoned 
in southern Alabama. Although his name does not 
appear on the lists of the ill-fated Sultana, it is common 
knowledge in the family that he lost his life with his 
brother when the troop transport sank in the Missis- 
sippi River on April 27, 1865. 6 
Christopher Columbus 

b. Jan. 12, 1847, Knox County, Tenn. 
Mary Ann 

b. Feb. 4, 1849; d. June 19, 1854. 
Francis Marion 

b. Feb. 2, 1851, Knox County, Tenn. 
Sarah Evelyn 

b. Oct. 26, 1853; d. Oct. 26, 1887. 

h. her father gave her a musical education and she be- 
came a skilled pianist. 
m. Tom Walker. 

b. June 17, 1855, Knox County, Tenn. 



William Alexander 



1. Roane Countv, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

2. Robert Hines was a son of William Hints. See Related Families, William Hines of Knox County, 
Tenn. 

3. Goodspead, History of Tennessee, Knox County, 1887, p. 910. 

4. From Family Bible of David Flenniken DeArmnnd, now in the family of Bruce DeAimond, Kimberlin 
Heights, Knox County, Tenn. 

5. Chester D. Berry, Loss of the Sultana (1892). 

6. Ibid., The name, L. Dearman, appears on the roster of the Sultana prisoners and it is a-ssumed that 
the initial "L" was intended for "T" and our subject. 

AG IV JAMES DeARMOND (1809-1859), Knox County, Tennessee 

James DeArmond, second son of Richard Johnston Dearmond and Rhoda Hence, 
was born March 16, 1809, at the home place in Knox County, Tennessee, where he 
grew to manhood. He became a farmer 1 and owned a farm in Knox County. 2 He 
died at the age of 50, June 28, 1859, and is buried in the family graveyard on the home 
place, now the Squire Masterson farm, Masterson Road, in Topside community, Knox 
County. A headstone was later placed by his two sons. 

He married, March 8, 1849, at the age of 40, Nancy Childress (b. Oct. 5, 1831; d. 
March 1920; g. Salem chyd, Blount County, Tenn.) , William C. Tipton, J. P., officiat- 
ing. 3 She was a very tall, slender woman, of great courage, energy and determination. 
After the death of her husband, being still a young woman, she married, February 18, 
1860, James S. Spicer, N. B. Williams officiating, 3 by whom she had issue. After a few 
years he also died, and she later married a Mr. Manus, by whom she also had issue. 
She owned and lived on a farm at Tipton Station, Blount County, Tenn., and after 



138 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

the death of her third husband, ran the farm and reared her children, alone. She con- 
tinued to live there until her death. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V John L. 

r. Waco, Texas; d. Fort Worth, Texas. 
Richard Thomas 

b. Nov. 27, 1852, Knox County, Tenn. 



1. 1840 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. James Dearrnond with 1 male, 20-30; 1 female, 30-40. 
1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. 

James Dearmon, age 39, farmer, R.E. $1200, b. Tenn. 
Nancy B. Dearmon, age 19, b. Tenn. 
Hugh L. Childress, age 15, b. Tenn. 

2. Knox County, Tenn. Trustee Records. On Nov. 14, 1833, Reuben Tipton sold to James Dearrnond 
a tract of land in Knox County, adjoining property of Peter Nance; witnesses, A. Looney, Drinnen, 
Nancy Masterson. 

3. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

AG IV ANGELINE DeARMOND (1813-1847), Cherokee County, Alabama 

Angeline DeArmond, daughter of Richard Johnston Dearrnond and Rhoda Hence, 
was born May 29, 1813, on the original home place, located on the Tennessee River, 
near its confluence with Little River, Knox County, Tennessee. Her mother died when 
she was about five years old, and she was reared by her stepmother. According to family 
legend, the children were not too happy at home, and all got away as soon as possible. 
It is likely that Angeline visited her Uncle James Dearrnond in Roane County, and 
this visit may have been an extended affair. At any rate, her future husband was born 
in Roane County, and she must have met him there. They encountered considerable 
opposition to their marriage in her husband's family as they were strict Presbyterians 
and the DeArmond family were too fond of a good time for their taste. It is not clear 
whether they eloped in the face of this opposition or not, but since there is no record 
of their marriage in either Roane or Knox Counties, it is a logical assumption. She 
died Nov. 23, 1847, and is buried in Forest Hill c, Gaylesville, Ala. 

She married about 1834, Lorenzo Dow Grifntts (b. Aug. 28, 1809, Roane County, 
Tenn.; d. July 18, 1882; g. Forest Hill c, Gaylesville, Ala.), son of Eli Griffitts. 1 He 
was a Presbyterian minister, and spent most of his adult life in Gaylesville, Alabama. 
Angeline died at the age of 34 while the children were very young but there is no 
record of who cared for them until they were grown. Angeline's sister, Eliza, came 
to live with her soon after Angeline's marriage, and although Eliza married before 
Angeline's death, it is possible that she acted as foster mother to Angeline's children. 
Issue: GRIFFITTS 1 
AG V Pulaski Lee 

Margaret Louise 

Leonidas DeArmond 

William 
Carlisle Polk 



b. Nov. 9, 1835; d. June 1, 1882. 

b. Aug. 10, 1838. 

b. Jan. 9, 1841; d. May 31, 1906. 

h. better known as "Brooks", which name he used through- 
out his life. 



b. June 18, 1843; d. young. 

b. Nov. 13, 1844; d. of pneumonia in camp near Atlanta, 
during Civil War; g. at Atlanta. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 139 

Anne 

b. Gaylesville, Ala. 
"Puss" 

d. single. 
"Betty" 

d. single. 



I. See Related Families, F.li Griffitts and descendants. 

AG IV ELISA DeARMOND (1818-1898), Cherokee County, Alabama 

Elisa DeArmond, daughter of Richard Johnston Dearmond and Rhoda Hence, was 
born in 1818. on her father's farm, adjacent to the original home place of her grand- 
father, John Dearmond, on the Tennessee River in present Topside community, Knox 
County, Tennessee. Her mother died shortly after her birth and she was cared for by 
her older sisters until her father remarried. Her sister, Angeline, married about 1834 
and settled in Cherokee County, Alabama, and wrote urging Eliza to come and live 
with her. Elisa did so, and never returned to her father's home. 

She was described by her granddaughter, the author's mother, as a gay, lively woman, 
with a dry sharp sense of humor, and little patience with the foibles of old age so 
often indulged in by the aged. After the death of her husband in 1886, she lived with 
her son, Lorenzo Dow McCalman. 1 Her daughter, Talitha, moved to Texas after the 
death of her husband, and became ill with tuberculosis. Elisa went by train sometime 
after 1894 1 to live with Talitha and care for her children. The work and exposure 
were too much for her advanced age and she contracted pneumonia, and died about 
1898. 3 Her grave is at Collinsville, Texas. 

She married, about 1842, 4 John Scott McCalman 2 (b. Jan. 9, 1814; d. May, 1886), 
a farmer and large land owner. He was justice of the peace at Gaylesville for 30 or 40 
years. 

Issue: McCALMAN* 
AG V Loudema Anne 



Lorenzo Dow 
Martha Jane 
James Richard 
Elizabeth Clementine 
William Franklin 
Talitha Cumi 
Madison Nebraska 



b. 1842; d. single in 1881; g. Forest Hill c. 

b. Feb. 19, 1845, Gaylesville, Ala. 

b. 1847, Gaylesville, Ala. 

b. Nov. 26, 1848, Gaylesville, Ala. 

b. 1851, Gaylesville, Ala. 

b. Sept. 19, 1852, Gaylesville, Ala. 

b. 1853-1854, Gaylesville, Ala. 

b. 1855; d. 1884, single; g. Forest Hill c. 



1. The writer's mother visited her father's home in Alabama in 1894, accompanied by Vandalie 
DeArmond (q.v.) and Nancy Childress Manus (former widow of James Dearmond 1809-1859). The 



140 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

purpose of the trip was to visit Elisa who was still living in the home of her son, Lorenzo Dow 
McCalman. 

2. See Related Families, John MacColman and descendants. 

3. Her daughter, Talitha, died in 1900, and the writer has been told by some members of his mother's 
family that Elisa predeceased her daughter, but the writer's mother said she died afterward. 

4. The Cherokee County Courthouse was destroyed by fire and all early marriage records were lost. 
The McCalman family Bible was also destroyed in a fire. 

AG IV VANDALIE DeARMOND (1822-1897), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Vandalie DeArmond, daughter of Richard Johnston Dearmond and Lucy Ritchie, 
was born in Knox County, Tennessee, January 5, 1822, in the original family log home 
in present Topside community. She grew to womanhood there but married at an early 
age, and afterwards lived at the old Gossett home place at Maynardville, Tennessee. 
After the death of her husband, she lived on Laurel Avenue, Knoxville, in a cottage 
with a large sweeping lawn. She was a gracious, stately woman, who resembled strongly 
her father's people. She died September 17, 1897, and is buried in Woodlawn cemetery, 
Knoxville.* 

She married, September 3, 1839, 1 Calvin Gossett (b. Oct. 14, 1815; d. April 5, 
1851; g. Hansards Chapel, Maynardville, Tenn.) , son of Calvin Calloway Gossett (d. 
1852; g. Hansards Chapel; fought as a colonel under General Sam Houston) . 2 He was 
an officer in the Knoxville Dragoons in 1846 s and an officer in a volunteer company 
in a Tennessee regiment in the Mexican War. 4 He lived only 12 years after his marriage, 
and the task of rearing his two sons devolved on his widow. 
Issue: GOSSETT 
AG V Volney Fleming 

b. Oct. 26, 1842; d. Nov. 23, 1915; g. Woodlawn c, Knox- 
ville, Tenn. 
h. attended Mossy Creek Academy (now Carson Newman 
College) , Jefferson City, Tenn. Enlisted in Sixth Tenn. 
Regt., Co. A, Tenn. Volunteers Infantry, Federal Army, 
March 8, 1862, and served under General Cooper. Ap- 
pointed first lieutenant, April 23, 1862, and promoted 
to captain, July 28, 1863. 3 
m. Mar. 1, 1866, Martha Jane King (b. Mar. 8, 1842; d. 
Jan. 8, 1911). 



Issue: 


GOSSETT 




G VI 


Calvin 


b. Dec. 10, 1866; d. Oct. 18, 
1897, Jeff Davis County, 
Texas. 

m. Mary Mylious of Phila- 
delphia, Penna. 



Sarah Lucretia 

b. May 29, 1868; d. Mar. 25, 
1919. 

m. Sebroun Blankenship. 
Martha Eckel 

b. Feb. 11, 1870. 

m. Will Gilbert. 
Christopher Columbus 

b. Jan. 17, 1878; d. Mar. 23, 
1914. 



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141 



Harriet 



Calloway Blanton 



Cora Rebecca 



m. Carrie Parker. 

b. Nov. 10, 1874. 
m. first, Jack Thompson, 
m. second, John Gossett of 
Atlanta, Ga. 

b. Dec. 3, 1876. 
m. Howard Ford. 



b. Dec. 5, 1814; d. Jan. 13, 1918; g. Woodlawn c, Knox- 

ville. 
h. attended Mossy Creek Academy (now Carson Newman 
College), Jefferson City, Tenn. Enlisted, Sixth Regt., 
Co. A, Tenn. Volunteers Infantry, Federal troops, 
March 8, 1862, and immediately appointed first ser- 
geant. 8 
m. first, Harriet (or Rebecca) King, sister of his brother's 

wife, 
m. second, Mary Ann Maxwell. 

Issue: GOSSETT first marriage 
AG VI 1. Erastus 

h. a Knoxville mail carrier, 
m. first, Minnie Maxey. 
m. second, Ora Kenniman. 
Issue: GOSSETT first 
marriage 
AG VII 1. Dewey, 2. Abra- 
ham. 3. Lonas. 
Issue: GOSSETT second 
marriage 
AG VII several children. 

2. Arthur 

3. Josephine 

Issue: GOSSETT second marriage 
AG VI John 

h. removed to Oregon. 
Mary 

d. young, single. 



1. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Wm Barry, bondsman; David B. Tipton, J. P., officiating. 

2. Bert Vincent in Knoxville News-Sentinel, May 22, 1945. 

3. Thomas D. Edington, Diary of, Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville, Tenn. 

4. Knoxville, (Tenn.) Daily Journal, Saturday, Sept. 18, 1897. 

"Mrs. Vandalie Gossett died at her home in West Knoxville at four o'clock yesterday morning, after 
an illness of a week. She was in the seventy-sixth year of her age. She was a native of Knox Co. and 
had lived here nearly her entire life. The date of her birth was January 5, 1822. Her husband, 
who died more than 40 years ago, Calvin Gossett, was an officer in a volunteer company in a Ten- 
nessee regiment in the Mexican war. Her two sons, who survive her, Volney F. and C. B. Gossett, 
served more than three years each in the union army in the last war. More than 40 years ago, she 
became a member of the Methodist church and has lived an honest, sincere Christian life. 
Mrs. Gossett was a woman of more than ordinary intelligence and was endowed with extraordinary 
strength of character. In all the matters of life, she displayed an accuracy and a strength of dis- 
crimination, and a decision that stood her well and enabled her to grapple with life's problems 



142 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

successfully. Those who knew her best only, understood the full strength of her honest, virtuous 
life, and among those she was held in the highest respect and esteem. Funeral services will be held 
at the residence on Laurel Avenue at two o'clock. Interment in Woodlawn cemetery." 
5. Knoxville Standard, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1846. Muster roll of Knoxville Dragoons, November 17, 1846. 
William R. Caswell, Captain; Samuel W. Bell, 1st Lt.; Calvin Gossett, 2nd Lt. 



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AG V WILLIAM BLOUNT DeARMOND (1818-1874), Wright County, Missouri 

William Blount DeArmond, son of John Dearmond III and Annie Burnett, was 
born in Knox County, Tennessee, about 1818. His father moved to McMinn County, 
Tennessee, after it had been cleared of Indians, sometime before 1830, and there Wil- 
liam grew to manhood. 1 He later removed to Missouri, and settled in Wright County, 
near Duncan, where he became a pioneer farmer and hunter. He died in 1874. 5 

He married, August 10, 1841, in McMinn County, Tennessee, Mary Cook 2 (d. 1823, 
N. C; d. 1913) . s 

Issue: DeARMOND 4 
AG VI 1. "Sis" 

b. McMinn County, Tenn. 
2. James K. Polk 

b. Dec. 5, 1842, McMinn County, Tenn. 
m. Sarah Isabella Lowery (b. July 6, 1842) . 

Issue: DeARMOND incomplete 
AG VII William B. 

b. June 26, 1892, Douglas 

Co., Missouri, 
m. Sept. 22, 1922, Olathe, 
Kansas, Agusta Christine 
Cassity (b. Feb. 16, 1900), 
dau. Mack & Barbara 
Elizabeth Cassity. r. 712 
W. 74th Street, Kansas 
City, Mo. 
h. law graduate, Univ. of 
Michigan, Class of 1913; 
a practicing attorney. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Melba D. b. Nov. 
4, 1923. m. Dr. Calvin J. 
Curts; r. Kansas City, Mo. 
Betty Jean, b. Apr. 5, 
1927. 

b. circa 1844; d. 1861-1865. 

h. served with the Union Army during the Civil War; died 
while in service. 

b. 1853. 

m. Polk Manor. 

b. 1855. 

m. Mary Jane Bowman. 

b. 1856. 

m. Nathan Bennet. 

b. 1857. 

m. David Bass. 



3. John M. 



4. Rachel 



5. Richard 



6. Nancy 



7. Esther 



144 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



8. Thomas 



9. George 



10. Jane 



11. Francis Marion 



12. Nathan 



b. 1859. 

m. Lavina B. Rhodes. 

b. 1863. 

m. Jennie Rhodes. 

b. 1866. 

b. Feb. 18, 1868. 

b. 1870. 

m. an Arkansas girl. 



1. See John Dearmond III, footnotes 1 & 2. 

2. McMinn County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Book C, p. 44. Moses Cass, J. P., officiated. 

3. Courtesy, Francis Marion DeArmond, Seymour. Missouri. 

4. Courtesy, Frederick Francis DeArmond, Willard, Missouri. All issue of William Blount DeArmond 
were deceased in 1948 with the exception of Francis Marion DeArmond. 

5. Francis Marion DeArmond says his only recollection of his father was of seeing him, while a small 
boy, come in home frequently carrying a deer and his old squirrel rifle. He says his father died 
while he was still a small boy. 



AG V ANNIE LAURIE DeARMOND (1864-1905), Harriman, Tennessee 

Annie Laurie DeArmond, daughter of John DeArmond and Caledonia Bowers, was 
born at the family home, July 3, 1864. She grew to womanhood there, but after her 
marriage lived at Harriman, where she died, July 18, 1905. 

She married, September 10, 1884, Roane County, Tennessee, Ben A. Tedder (b. 
Sept. 10, 1852; d. July 17, 1929) . 
Issue: TEDDER 



AG VI Ella Blaine 



William Alfonzo 



Bessie 



b. June 11, 1885, Harriman, Tenn. 

m. first, April 29, 1900, D. T. Arney (d. Calif.) 

m. second, June 17, 1919, C. M. Hoehnen. 

Issue: ARNEY first marriage 
AG VII Tedder Sylvanus 

b. Feb. 18, 1901. 
Elizabeth Ann 



b. Apr. 24, 1904; d. Apr. 22, 
1923. 



b. Aug. 29, 1887, Harriman, Tenn. 
Issue: TEDDER 



AG VII 



1. Lloyd 

2. Gus Alfonzo 



3. Annie Laurie 



Issue: 
AG VIII 



TEDDER 

William 
James 



b. Harriman, Tenn.; now deceased. 



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John DeArmond 



145 



b. May 11, 1893, Harriman, Tenn.; d. Jan. 2, 1930, Fort 
Worth, Texas. 
Issue: none. 



AG V SUSAN HANNAH DeARMOND (1866-?), Harriman, Tennessee 

Susan Hannah DeArmond, daughter of John DeArmond and Caledonia Bowers, 
was born at the family home, Webster, Tennessee, better known as DeArmond Station, 
Feb. 28, 1866. After her marriage, she lived at Harriman, Tennessee. 

She married, October 21, 1890-1891, Roane County, Tennessee, Charles B. Robinson, 
son of William and Minerva Robinson. 

Issue: ROBINSON 
AG VI Blanche 



Caledonia 
John William 
Evage Charles 



Billie 



b. Nov. 24, 1892, Harriman, Tenn. 
m. Egbert Stowers of Alabama. 1 

b. July 28, 1894, Harriman, Tenn. 

b. Mar. 3, 1896, Harriman, Tenn. 

b. Sept. 10. 1899; d. July 24, 1933, Harriman, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Harriman High School; attended Ward Bel- 
mont College, Nashville, Tenn.; member, First M. E. 
Church, and Business k Professional Womens Club; was 
a manufacturer of food condiments. 1 

b. July 28, 1894, Monroe County, Tenn. 

m. May 1, 1919, James Waterhouse (b. Oct. 16, 1886, Old 
Washington, Rhea County, Tenn.; d. Nov. 22, 1951, 
Harriman, Tenn.) , son of Elisha Franklin Waterhouse 
& Tennie James. He was educated in Rhea County 
schools, Emory & Henry College, and University of 
Tennessee. He made his home in Harriman, Tenn., 
and soon became a leader in church, civic and business 
affairs. He was a wholesale grocer, being president of 
James Waterhouse, Inc., and president, Tennessee 
Wholesale Grocers Association; president, Dayton Bank 
& Trust Company, Dayton, Tennessee; vice president, 
Blessing-Waterhouse, Inc., Chattanooga; past com- 
mander, American Legion Post 53; member, Rotary 
Club, Harriman Methodist Church, and was superin- 
tendent of the Sunday School for 25 years. 2 
Issue: WATERHOUSE 

AG VII James Franklin 

b. Sept. 25, 1925, Harriman, 

Tenn. 
m. Aug. 21, 1948, Susan Gel- 

sthorpe. 

Issue: WATERHOUSE 



146 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG VIII James Franklin II 
b. 1950-1951. 



1. Harriman, Tenn. Record, Aug. 5, 1933. Obituary of Evage Charles Robinson. 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. Journal, Nov. 23, 1951. 

AG V FREDERIC ALWAY DeARMOND (1875-1949), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Frederick Alway DeArmond, son of John DeArmond and Caledonia Bowers, was 
born April 14, 1875, at the family home, DeArmond Station, Webster, Roane County, 
Tennessee. He grew to manhood on his father's farm, and received his primary educa- 
tion in Roane County. He later attended Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, 
Tennessee. As a young man, he moved to Knoxville and entered business, operating 
first in Vestal, a suburb of Knoxville, and afterwards for many years on Tennessee 
Avenue in Lonsdale, a large and prosperous retail grocery business. During his active 
years, he was the best known member of the family in Knoxville. In later life, he 
retired from business, and lived on Kingston Pike, in the Bearden community. He was 
a member of Erin Presbyterian Church. He died January 21, 1949, and is buried in 
Woodlawn cemetery, Knoxville. 1 

He married, January 15, 1908, Luvena Scarborough Oliver (b. Nov. 15, 1884) , 
daughter of Henry Douglass Oliver and Susan Ann Matilda Scarborough. She lives now 
at the home place on Kingston Pike. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI William Lester 

b. Nov. 3, 1908, Knoxville, Tenn. 
h. employed, Miller's department store, Knoxville. 
m. July 1, 1938, Maryville, Tenn., Dorothy Putnam Ire- 
land (b. Oct. 3, 1910, Topeka, Kansas), dau. George 
Alonzo Ireland Sc Clara Isabel Putnam. 
Issue: none. 
Frederic Alway, Jr. 

b. April 18, 1911, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. May 18, 1940, Clinton, Tenn., Nina Jones, dau. Joseph 
Jones. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Nina Josephine 



Margaret 



Anna Ruth 



b. Feb. 24, 1913, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 3, 1938, Joseph Carrick Lewis (b. Sept. 27, 1909), 
son of Oliver Kenneth Lewis & Margaret Stamps. 
Issue: LEWIS 
AG VII Emily Ann 

b. Oct. 24, 1939, Atlanta, Ga. 

b. April 9, 1921, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. first, July 19, 1941, Macon, Georgia, Joseph C. Cock- 
rum (b. July 21, 1915) of Jefferson City, Tenn., son of 
A. C. Cockrum. Later divorced. 

m. second, Feb. 3, 1951, Atlanta, Ga., Charles Beverly 
Hickman (b. May 20, 1917, Macon, Ga.) , son of Robert 
Pierce Hickman & Anna Elizabeth Hardin. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 147 

Issue: HICKMAN second marriage 
AG VII Beverly Ann 

b. Nov. 22, 1952, Macon, Ga. 



E. Oliver 



b. June 3, 1917; d. Mar. 8, 1918; g. Woodlawn c. 



1. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, Jan. 22, 1949. 

AG V LULA M. DeARMOND (1877-1912), Petros, Tennessee 

Lula M. DeArmond, daughter of John DeArmond and Caledonia Bowers, was born 
at the family home in Roane County, Tennessee, November 19, 1877. After her mar- 
riage, she lived at Petros, Tennessee, wher she died November 11, 1912. 

She married, October 31, 1899, at her mother's home in Roane County, John D. 
Chandler, 1 son of Captain Thomas T. Chandler (b. Caroline County, Va.) of Richmond, 
Virginia, and Edwina Williamson (b. Hanover County, Va.); and a grandson of Rev. 
Rufus Chandler of Caroline County, Va. 2 He was a merchant of Petros, Tennessee. 

Issue: CHANDLER 
AG VI Archie 

b. Petros, Tenn.; d. single. 
Wade 

b. Petros, Tenn.: h. single and living in Miami, Fla., in 
1950. 



1. Harrtman, Tenn. Weekly Advocate, Thursday, Nov. 2, 1899. 

"Mr. John D. Chandler and Miss Lulu D'Armond were married Tuesday evening last at the home 
of the bride's mother. Both parties are well known to the people of Harriman. Mr. Chandler is 
a leading merchant at Petros, and a highly respected citizen, while the bride is one of Roane 
Country's most beautiful and popular young ladies. The ceremony was beautifully performed by 
Chaplain J. C. Wright of Athens, and in the presence of a large number of friends of the contracting 
parties. The attendants of the bride and groom were Misses Alice Ayres, of Harriman; Dora Brasel 
and Cora Kelly, of Petros, and Messrs. S. A. Breaseale, Esq., of Kingston; Percy Chandler, Esq., of 
Harriman, and C. H. Brasel, of Chattanooga. Soon after the wedding the contracting parties left on 
the southbound train for Chattanooga and other southern points but will soon be at home to their 
many friends at Petros, where Mr. Chandler's business interests are at present." 

2. Religious Herald, Richmond, Va., March 23, 1905. 

"The death in his 87th year, at his home in Richmond a few days since of Captain Thomas T. 
Chandler, should be accorded something more than the simple announcement given in the secular 
papers. He was the oldest son of the Rev. Rufus Chandler, an A.M. of Yale College, and a scholar 
who is credited with the establishment of the first grade academy in Virginia. It was located in 
Caroline County on the North Anna river, two miles from Doswell, and was widely known as Little 
Yale. At this school Capt. Chandler was educated. The name of the school became the name of the 
home where, after a few years passed as a surveyor in the West, and as a railroad man, he lived 
as a farmer until sixteen years ago, when he moved to Richmond to educate his daughters and be 
with his boys, three of whom were railroad men, with headquarters in the city. Three of his daughters 
are full graduates of the best Virginia schools and two of his sons are well known lawyers in Ten- 
nessee, (by J., Fork Union, Va.) 

3. Richmond, Va. Times-Despatch, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1905. 

"Mr. Thomas T. Chandler died at his residence, 1507 W. Main Street, Richmond, Saturday, Feb. 
25, at 8:20 p.m. in the 87th year of his age, after an illness of several weeks. He was a native of 
Caroline County but moved to this city about 15 years ago, owing to his advanced age, had been 
engaged in no active business since his removal here. He was twice married, his first wife being 
Miss Edwina Williamson, of Hanover County, Va. who died, leaving 4 children; Mr. John D. and 
George W. Chandler of Harriman, Tenn.; Mrs. J. P. Snead, of South Boston; and Mrs. Walter C. 
Jones, of Fork Union, Va. The second time he married Miss Eugenia M. Terrell of this city, who 
survives him with 7 children: P. S. Chandler of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.; Messrs. M. T.; C. R.; and 
E. H.; and Misses M. L; A. B.; and F. G. Chandler; of this city. 

AG V RICHARD ALBERT DeARMOND (1880- ), Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Richard Albert DeArmond, son of John DeArmond and Caledonia Bowers, was 
born at the family home in Roane County, Tennessee, November 11, 1880. He graduated 



148 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

from Harriman High School, and attended University of Harriman and Roane College 
for two years, and afterwards attended Massey Business College, Louisville, Kentucky, 
for two years. He served two years with the army, in the Philippines, 1899-1901. He 
has been a long time resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1 

He married, September 1, 1908, Roane County, Tennessee, Eugenia Graves, daughter 
of Homer and Murphy Graves. 2 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Merrill (dau.) 

b. circa 1913; r. Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Richard Clifton 

b. 1915. 

m. Mar. 26, 1938, Rosetta Nichols. 8 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII 2 children. 



1. Family Record Society. 

2. Roane County, Tenn. Marriage Records. Rev. W. T. Wells, officiated. 

3. Walker County, Ga. Marriage Records, Book 13, p. 297, Rev. J. H. Knight, officiating. 

AG V JAMES DeARMOND (1832-1902), Knoxville, Tennessee 

James DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and Sarah B. Hines, was born 
at Gap Creek, Knox County, Tennessee, in the Seven Island Community, August 18, 
1832. He obtained his education in the county schools of his neighborhood, and moved 
to Knoxville as a young man where he engaged in the milling industry. During the 
Civil War, he was conscripted to operate the grist mill on his father's plantation and 
was not permitted to volunteer for other military service due to the urgent need of 
the grain products to feed the troops. He later moved to Kingston, Tennessee, where 
he operated a grist mill. He moved back to Knoxville in May 1867, in order to afford 
better educational facilities for his children. He established his home on South Central 
Street near the corner of Church Avenue, which was a good residential neighborhood 
at that time. Later, as the neighborhood began to deteriorate, he moved his residence 
to Hannah Avenue, where he lived the remainder of his life. After his return to Knox- 
ville, he leased the old Scott flour mill located at the corner of Central Street and Clinch 
Avenue, which he operated for many years. George Peters, who later operated the 
Peters & Bradley Milling Company, was his head miller for years. In later years, James 
was a member of the Knoxville Police Department. He was a faithful Baptist, a great 
Bible student, and a member of the old First Baptist Church on Gay Street. His face 
was as familiar in the congregation as that of Captain W. W. Woodruff, as they sat 
near each other in all services, and were lifelong friends. He died, July 1902, and is 
buried in Island Home churchyard, Knoxville. 

He married, February 15, 1855, Charlotte Elizabeth Wrinkle (b. July 1832; d. Sept. 
1886; g. Island Home Baptist chyd.) , daughter of Andrew Wrinkle. 1 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Millard Filmore 

b. 1855. 
James Franklin 

b. 1856; d. 1928; g. Bookwalter chyd, Knoxville. 
m. first, Sallie A. Igo, Dec. 18, 1879. 2 
m. second, Nov. 20, 1898, Cordelia Brenbacker. 2 
m. third, July 6 ,1903, Lula Mayes. 2 



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149 



Samuel Houston 



b. 1858; a harness maker. 

m. Alice Nave, of Bristol, Tenn. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Hubert E. 



b. 1860; d. in infancy, 
b. 1862; d. in infancy. 



m. Feb. 25, 1903, Verena A. 
Fry, Rev. W. B. Gray, offi- 
ciating. 2 
Howard 

Amarylis 

George Emerson 

b. June 6, 1865. 
Sarah Jane ("Jenny") 

b. June 26, 1867, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. reared and educated in Knoxville; after her marriage, 
lived on East Church Avenue, for many years, and 
afterwards on Gilbert Lane, Island Home community. 
A gracious, lovable person of great natural dignity, 
who has stood for many years in the position of matri- 
arch to the family. Active in church, club and social 
life. 

m. May 12, 1885, Knoxville, Tenn., Will Henry Roberts 
b. Apr. 9, 1863; d. Nov. 16, 1944) , son Houston Roberts 
& Elizabeth nee Roberts. He was a man of versatile 
talents, first entering the grocery business with his 
wife's cousin, John Rosecrans DeArmond, and later an 
official of the old Knoxville Water Company. In later 
years, he was in the sheet metal business. 
Issue: none. 



Robert Lee 



Oscar 



b. 1869; d, Mar. 5, 1920; g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

h. studied voice in Knoxville and New York, and toured 
the country on the concert stage. Met his wife, an 
accomplished pianist, organist and accompanist, at 
Houston, Texas, where they married. Returned to 
Knoxville, and conducted a voice studio at 608 South 
Gay Street until his death. He was a man of great 
charm, forceful personality and keen caustic intellect, 
who left his impact on all who knew him. He possessed 
a rich, deep voice, and rendered his repertoire with 
feeling and dramatic force. 

m. July 23, 1902, Houston, Texas, Ora Averitt (b. Oct. 
10, 1877, in Illinois), daughter of Thomas Aaron Ave- 
ritt &: Margaret Tilton (b. near Columbus, Ohio) .* 
Issue: none. 

b. 1871; d. Nov. 19, 1926; g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 
m. Jan. 1, 1896, Ida Fox, a woman of gentle charm and 



150 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Arthur 
Charles H. 



culture, now Mrs. Ida Dean of Morristown, Tenn., Rev. 
J. H. Snow, officiating. 1 

b. Sept. 26, 1874, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. April 4, 1877; d. June'7, 1941. 

m. Etta Young (b. April 17, 1889; d. Sept. 13, 1951, 

Knoxville, Tenn.) . 

Issue: none. 



1. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Rev. YVm A. Lawson, officiating. 

2. Knox County, Tenn. Nfarriage Records. 

3. After the death of Robert Lee DeArmond, his widow married on Dec. 23, 1922, Knox County, Tenn., 
H. A. Kibby, Rev. E. H. Peacock, officiating. 

AG V LORENZO DOW DeARMOND (1834-1909), Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

Lorenzo Dow DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and Sarah B. Hines, 
was born at Gap Creek, Knox County, Tennessee, in the Seven Island community, 
July 25, 1834. He was his father's second child and was named for a famous evangelist 
of the period. His education was obtained from the county schools in his neighborhood. 
He became a farmer and owned and operated a farm adjacent to his father's extensive 
holdings. In 1882, when his youngest child was about 2 years old, he moved to Knox- 
ville and lived in a brick house on West Cumberland Avenue, at the corner of Crozier 
(now South Central) Street. Directly across Cumberland Avenue on the opposite 
corner lived Christopher Columbus Nelson, father of Frank Nelson, noted Knoxville 
musician. Diagonally across the intersection on the northwest corner, was the home 
of the Jenkins family, parents of Kyle, Nelle and Charles. Halfway up the first block 
on Crozier Street, between Cumberland and Church Avenues, lived Lorenzo Dow's 
brother, James. There was no bridge or viaduct over Crozier Street at Church Avenue 
in those days, and the neighborhood was a good one. Lorenzo Dow operated a fleet of 
transfer wagons and a grocery store on Crozier Street adjacent to his home. His son, 
John, assisted him in the grocery enterprise. He remained in Knoxville about 10 years, 
and then when his son, John, entered business elsewhere in partnership with Will H. 
Roberts, he returned to his farm, but neither his wife nor his daughters were content 
there. They returned to Knoxville, and his wife secured a divorce. 

Lorenzo Dow lived out the remainder of his life on his farm. He was a tall, lanky 
man, with gray eyes and sandy brown hair; possessed of a quick, fiery temper, of quick 
and unhesitating decisions, and rigid adherence to a conviction once arrived at. He 
was a man of little compromise but loyal to those who measured up to his standards. 
Two incidents exemplify his nature. A Knoxville man recounted to the author that 
he lived as a small boy adjacent to "Uncle Dow" DeArmond's farm and knew him quite 
well. Lorenzo Dow was in dispute with a neighbor about the ownership of a certain 
pasture strip. One day while he was in Knoxville, the neighbor went into the field 
with some helpers and mowed the hay. When Lorenzo Dow reached home, the neigh- 
bors were binding the hay. Lorenzo Dow got his shotgun and approached the field and 
yelled, "What're you doing in my pasture? Get out or I'll blow you out!" The neigh- 
bor began an argument about the ownership of the pasture but Lorenzo's only answer 
was the sound of a shell being injected into his shotgun. Knowing his reputation, the 
neighbor and his friends departed and tarried not in their going. The other incident 
involved our informant himself. He and some other boys tree'd an opossum in a tall, 
straight "chestnut oak" on Lorenzo Dow's farm which they could not climb because 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 151 

of its lack of limbs. One boy suggested that they cut it down but our lad proposed 
to get "Uncle Dow's" permission but none of the other boys would accompany him 
because of Lorenzo's repuation for violence, so he went alone and knocked on Lorenzo's 
door at midnight. Lorenzo Dow came to the door after some delay and asked who was 
there and what he wanted. The boy identified himself and told of the opossum and 
the tree. "Why don't you cut it down?", asked Lorenzo without hesitation. "But, 
Uncle Dow, it's the finest chestnut oak you've got", remonstrated the boy. "What 
difference does that make", said Lorenzo, "it'll make good firewood, won't it? Chop 
it down." And with that, he closed the door, turned out the light, and went back to 
bed. 

He died at his home, August 6, 1909, and is buried in Seven Island cemetery. 

He married first, January 28, 1858, 1 Talitha Angeline Keener (b. Dec. 19, 1835, 
Seven Island community, Knox County, Tenn.; d. July 18, 1901, Knoxville; g. Wood- 
lawn c.) , daughter of Abraham Keener and Nancy Pitner, Reverend John N. Bowman, 
officiating. Her father died in 1850 and she was living, prior to her marriage, with 
her uncle, Leroy Scothern Keener, whose farm adjoined that of Lorenzo Dow's father. 
She was a small, black-haired, black-eyed girl, this coloring being characteristic of the 
earlier members of the Keener family. After she divorced her husband, she and her 
daughters returned to Knoxville and purchased a home on McCammon Avenue. She 
later sold this home to her son, John Rosecrans, and purchased another home farther 
east on the same street which remained her home until her death. Her children con- 
tinued to live there until they married. 

He married second, January 4, 1896 Pauline Revell, G. W. Hines officiating. 1 No 
issue. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 3 
AG VI Alexander Hamilton 

b. Jan. 28, 1859, Gap Creek, Tenn. 



William Brownlow 

John Rosecrans 
Thomas Monroe 
Joseph Leonidas 



Florence Lee 
Donna Lewis 



b. Mar. 20, 1861; d. Apr. 11, 1882, single; g. Seven Islands 
c. 

b. July 18, 1863, Gap Creek, Tenn. 

b. Nov. 14, 1865, Gap Creek, Tenn. 

b. Aug. 23, 1868; d. July 28, 1940; g. National c, Knox- 
ville, Tenn., No. 4145. 

h. enlisted, Spanish American War, April 25, 1898, at 
Knoxville; mustered in, May 19, 1898, at Camp Dewey, 
Tenn., as sergeant, Co. C, 3rd Tenn. Volunteers In- 
fantry. Mustered out and honorably discharged as ser- 
geant, Jan. 31, 1899, at Anniston, Ala. 6 Died at Moun- 
tain Home Hospital, Johnson City, Tenn. 6 

m. Mar. 25, 1903, Katherine Drain (Craig), a widow, Rev. 
Robert Stewart, officiating. 1 
Issue: none. 

b. Sept. 27, 1871, Gap Creek, Tenn. 

b. April 26, 1874, Gap Creek, Tenn. 



152 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



h. after her marriage, made her home in Atlanta. After 
the death of her husband, lived with her son at Atlanta. 
Presently (1953) living with her sister, Elizabeth, at 
Orlando, Florida. 10 
m. July 3, 1912, Walter Boyd Vandigrifft (b. April 27, 
1876; d. April 10, 1938, Atlanta, Ga.) 9 
Issue: VANDIGRIFFT 
AG VII Walter Durham 

b. July 10, 1914, Atlanta, Ga. 
m. Dec. 2, 1933, Atlanta, Lu- 
cille Warren (b. May 22, 
1911), dau. Martin L. 
Warren &; Adalie Nix. She 
was a school teacher be- 
fore her marriage. 
Issue: VANDIGRIFFT 
AG VIII Warren Durham, 
b. Nov. 3, 1934; d. Dec. 2, 
1934. Warren Earl, b. Nov. 
5, 1938. 
Nancy Isobel ("Belle") 

b. Feb. 27, 1876, Gap Creek, Tenn. 

h. reared and educated in Knoxville; 10 continued to make 
her home there after her marriage; lives now in Nor- 
wood community (1953) . 
m. Aug. 11, 1903, Knoxville, Walter Ernest Craig (b. Mar. 
18, 1882; d. Sept. 17, 1946; g. Woodlawn c.) , son of 
William Craig and Mary Charlton.' He was for many 
years Knoxville's most prominent and successful chir- 
opodist. His quiet dignity and gentleness endeared him 
to all who knew him. 
Issue: CRAIG 
AG VII Herbert Boyd 

b. June 7, 1906, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
h. a chiropodist at Knoxville. 
m. June 16, 1928, Knoxville, 
Mildred Gray Dobbins, 
daughter of Roscoe Dob- 
bins. 

Issue: CRAIG 
AG VIII Jack Graham, b. 
Apr. 20, 1930; m. June 10, 
1950, Miami, Fla.; Corinne 
Marilyn Shelton, daughter 
of Gus Beverly Shelton of 
Miami and formerly of 
Danville, Va. 8 



Elizabeth Narcissus 



b. Oct. 11, 1880, Gap Creek, Tenn. 



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153 



T. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

2. See Related Families, Peter Keener and descendants. 

3. From Lorenzo Dow DeArmond's Bible, now (1950) in possession of Mrs. Walter Craig, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

5. War Department, Adjutant General's Department, Washington, D. C. 

6. Knoxville, Tenn. Xews-Sentinel, July 29, 1940. 

7. Ibid., Sept. 18, 1946. 

8. Ibid., May 8, 1950. 

9. Walter Boyd Vandigrifft first married Elizabeth who, after the bh;h of her son, divorced him; later 
he married her sister. Donna. 

10. Professor Frank Nelson, Knoxville's most noted organist a-nd pianist told the author that when 
Donna and her sister "Belle" were young girls, they often passed his home on East Church Avenue 
on their way to town, and he would tease them by calling them the "Belle Donna Twins." 



AG V DAVID DUNCAN DeARMOND (1836-1917), Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

David Duncan DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and Sarah B. Hines, 
was born at Gap Creek, Knox County, Tenn., Dec. 9, 1836. He grew to manhood on 
his father's farm and was educated in the neighborhood county schools. He was a 
farmer all of his life, owning a farm at Kimberlin Heights, near his father's farm. He 
was a great fiddler, and was frequently a participant in fiddling contests and exhibitions. 
He was photographed in 1886, on the stage of the old Market Hall in Knoxville, with 
Bob Taylor, famous Tennessee democrat who later became governor, Shed Armstrong, 
and Bartley Giffin, where the four participated in a public contest in old-time fiddling. 1 
He was a tall, slender man, with large brown eyes and quite handsome in his youth; 
a quiet mannered person, well liked and respected in his community. He had a rugged 
constitution and thought nothing of completing a visit with .relatives in Knoxville late 
in the evening and returning to his home at Kimberlin Heights, making the trip on foot, 
a distance of about 15 miles. He died, Dec. 25, 1917, at the age of 81, and is buried 
in Seven Islands cemetery. 

He married, Mar. 20, 1857, Eliza J. Wheeler, E. W. D. Wrinkle, officiating. 2 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Mary 

b. Gap Creek, Tenn. 

m. James Lawson 
Issue: LAWSON 

AG VII Josie 



Laura 



Frances 



b. Gap Creek, Tenn. 
m. James Brown 
Issue: none. 



d. as a young woman. 



b. Gap Creek, Tenn.; d. circa 1890, following childbirth; 

g. Seven Islands c. 
m. Dec. 23, 1888, Knox County, Tenn., John L. Falconier, 

a blacksmith. 

Issue: FALCONIER 
AG VII 1 child who died in infancy. 



Rose 



b. Sept. 1, 1865, Gap Creek, Tenn. 
Onea Elizabeth ("Betty") 

b. July 27, 1869, Gap Creek, Tenn. 

r. 1940, 538 Vine Street, Shreveport, La., formerly, Hooks, 
Texas. 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



David Lee 



m. Feb. 10, 1892, Listen Velop Brown Palmer, 2 son of 
William Bradford Palmer & Iminti Caroline Whittle. 
Issue: PALMER 

AG VII 2 boys 
2 girls 

b. Oct. 24, 1872, Gap Creek, Tenn. 

h. lived at Lenoir City, Tenn., after his marriage; dis- 
appeared about 1924 and never heard from again, 
m. Oct. 10, 1892, Sarah Brown (b. Sept. 14, 1874; d. Aug. 
13, 1949), dau. James R. Brown and Sarah J. Hines, 
L. W. Johnson, J. P., officiating. 2 After her husband 
disappeared, Sarah was left the task of rearing and 
educating her six children which she did, courageously 
and uncomplainingly, surrounding her children with 
her Christian spirit and devotion. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Flora Ethel 

b. July 4, 1894, Gap Creek, 

Tenn. 
m. Mar. 2, 1935, Maryville, 
Tenn., Fred Baier (b. 
June 27, 1884, Baltimore, 
Md.) , son of John Baier 
and Martha Elizabeth 
Werner. Employed by Ful- 
ton Co., Knoxville, for 30 
years, he is now (1954) 
retired and r. Kingston 
Pike, Concord, Tenn. 



IdaL. 



David 



Luther ("Luke") 



b. June 13, 1897, Gap Creek, 
Tenn. 

m. Sept. 22, 1920, Fletcher S. 
Houston (b. Oct. 7, 
1893) , son of John Hous- 
ton & Mollie Johnson. A 
clerk, Railway Express 
Agency. 
Issue: HOUSTON 

AG VIII Jack DeArmond, 
b. May 30, 1929; Allan 
Scott, b. July 23, 1935. 

b. May 4, 1900; r. Lenoir 
City, Tenn. 

b. Lenoir City, Tenn. 
m. Nov. 7, 1936, Ruth Little- 
field.* 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 155 

Bessie M. 

b. Nov. 3, 1903. 

m. Mar. 6, 1926, Fred Ham- 
mond of Concord, Tenn., 
Rev. J. W. Wood, officiat- 
ing. 2 



Ruby Evelyn 



Albeit C. 



b. May 18, 1911. 

h. a graduate nurse. 

m. Mar. 31, 1938, Frank E. 
Laughead, a Knoxville at- 
torney. 11 
Issue: none. 

b. Feb. 13, 1915; r. Lenoir 
City, Tenn. 

m. Jan. 27, 1935, Nora Har- 
bin. 4 



Samuel Bolivar 

b. Aug. 4, 1876, Gap Creek, Tennessee. 
Willie 

b. Dec. 14, 1878, Gap Creek, Tenn. 



1. Knoxville, Tenn. Journal, Mar. 19, 1950. 

2. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

3. Whitley County, Ga. Marriage Records, Book J, p. 557; J. C. Brooker, Ordinary, Officiating. 

4. Ibid., Book J, p. 236; Edgar Jackson, J. P., officiating. 

5. Kno\ County, Tenn. Marriage Records; Re\erends Walter A. Smith and D. C. Kerley, officiating. 

AG V GEORGE WASHINGTON DeARMOND (1843-1871), Riceville, Tenn. 

George Washington DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and Sarah B. 
Hines, was born in the Seven Islands community of Knox County, Tennessee, January 
21, 1843. The Civil War broke out when he was but 18 years old and he enlisted 
almost immediately. Having a frail constitution, the rigours of army life of that period 
were too much for him to withstand, and he developed tuberculosis and was invalided 
home. Aferwards attended medical school at Philadelphia, where he graduated in 
medicine. He set up his practice at Riceville, Tennessee. He lived only a few years 
more and died, February 11, 1871, of the disease contracted during his war service. 

He married at Riceville, Ossie McClary, who survived her husband by only six 
years, and died in 1877. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Alva 

b. Feb. 17, 1867, Benton, Tenn. 

h. was only 5 years old when her father died, and 10 years 
old when her mother died. She was reared by her 
maternal grandmother, at Benton, Tenn. Living at 
Kirkland, Texas, in 1946. 
m. May 13, 1900, D. B. Biggs of Charleston, Tennessee, 
son of T. T. Biggs & Eunice A. Biggs (b. 1842; d. 1924) . 
Issue: BIGGS 
AG VII Winnie 

b. 1903. 



156 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

m. Nath White. 



Mona 
twins: 

Claude 

Duke 



b. 1906. 

m. Davis Redding. 

b. 1906. 

m. Vada Moneghan. 

b. 1908. 

m. Johnny Atchley. 

AG V DR. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DeARMOND (1847-1925), Knoxville, Tenn. 

Dr. Christopher Columbus DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and 
Sarah B. Hines, was born at Gap Creek, Knox County, Tennessee, January 12, 1847. 
He grew up on his father's farm and attended the neighboring schools. He afterwards 
studied medicine one term at Philadelphia, and completed his study at Louisville, 
where he received his doctorate in medicine. He practiced at Knoxville, and became 
noted for his successful treatment of fever cases. It was said he had a record of never 
having lost a fever case. His colleagues respected his skill in this field, and when one 
of them had a difficult fever case, he called in Dr. DeArmond as consultant. His 
practice was wide, and he was a familiar figure on the streets of Knoxville, either on 
foot or in his buggy. He was a tall, spare man of quiet dignity and serene disposition. 
He maintained offices in the Empire Building at Market Street and Church Avenue, 
and his home on Sevier Avenue at the corner of Davenport Road. He died, October 
30, 1925, at the age of 78, and is buried in Woodlawn cemetery. 

He married, June 30, 1869, Emily McCallie (b. July 31, 1850; d. Feb. 12, 1921; 
g. Woodlawn c), daughter of Andrew J. McCallie and Harriet Cunningham. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Luther Birdwell 

b. May 23, 1871, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Lillie Lee 

b. Dec. 17, 1872, Knoxville, Tenn.; d. Oct. 19, 1947, Knox- 
ville; g. Woodlawn c. 
h. educated at Knoxville and Carson Newman College, 
and taught in Knoxville public schools for several years 
before her marriage. 1 She was a charter member of the 
South Knoxville Baptist Church when it was organized 
Feb. 17, 1889. She was elected its first organist and 
served until 1901. After her marriage, moved to Clarks- 
ville, Tennessee, where her husband was principal of 
a school. Her husband later became an attorney and 
practiced at Tishomingo, Okla., where he was known 
as Judge Lawrence. After his death, she returned to 
Knoxville, and lived in retirement until her death. 
She was a generous supporter of religious activities of 
her church at Tishomingo, and her funeral was at- 
tended by several of the church leaders of Tishomingo, 
m. Aug. 31, 1904, William L. Lawrence (b. Monroe Co., 
Tenn.; d. Feb. 5, 1937, Tishomingo, Okla.; g. Wood- 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 157 

lawn c, Knoxville, Tenn.) , son of George W. Lawrence 
(g. Westview c, Sweetwater, Tenn.) and Mary Cate 
(Walker) (g. Westview c, Sweetwater, Tenn.). He 
served as superintendent of Monroe County, Tenn. 
Schools; was later County Judge, same county. Re- 
ceived his education at Hiwassee College, Madisonville, 
Tenn. While associated with the Clarksville, Tenn. 
schools, he read law and became an attorney, practicing 
at Tishomingo, Okla. 
Issue: none. 



Alvin O. ("Allie") 



b. Aug. 22, 1886; d. Apr. 19, 1917; g. Woodlawn c. 
h. was mechanically inclined and became a telegrapher 
by profession. Spent most of his adult life in or near 
Knoxville. 2 
m. first, Kathleen Roberts (b. 1889; d. Aug. 31, 1911; g. 

Woodlawn c.) . No issue. 
m. second, Izema Erless Simpson, dau. of William Simpson. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Aline M. 

b. Apr. 22, 1913. 
m. Feb. 25, 1933, Herbert F. 
Reed (b. Oct. 9, 1911), 
son W. A. Reed & Myrtle 
Flenniken. 
Issue: REED 
AG VIII Charles Herbert, 
b. Feb. 18, 1938. 

b. Oct. 24, 1915. 
r. Atlanta, Georgia. 



Catherine 



1. The writer was one of her students at Hampden Sydney School, Knoxville, in the third grade, and 
found her to be a strict disciplinarian. 

2. When the writer was a small boy, his mother took him to call on Alvin's mother. Alvin and the 
writer went to play in the barn, and when the visit was ended, Alvin's mother telephoned him from 
the house over a home-made telephone constructed of string, resin and tin cans, all built by Alvin. 
The transmission was quite clear and understandable. 

AG V FRANCIS MARION DeARMOND (1851-1913), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Francis Marion DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and Sarah B. Hines, 
was born at Gap Creek, Knox County, Tennessee, February 2, 1851. He grew to man- 
hood on his father's farm and attended the neighborhood schools. He afterwards read 
law, took the Tennessee Bar Examination, and became a lawyer. He maintained offices 
in the Scruggs Building on Market Street, opposite the old Postoffice building, and 
his home at 405 St. Paul Street in South Knoxville. He died, January 27, 1913, and is 
buried in Woodlawn cemetery. 

He married, June 15, 1875, at Riceville, Tennessee, Kezia Elizabeth Guinn (b. May 
6, 1858; d. May 7, 1942; g. Woodlawn c.) , daughter of G. W. Guinn and Elizabeth 
Farrar; Reverend W. D. Mountcastle, officiating. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Callie J. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Walter E. 



RoyE. 



David Floyd 



b. Mar. 11, 1876; d. Oct. 26, 1946, Knoxville. 
m. July 14, 1896, A. Senate Goodwin. 

Issue: GOODWIN 
AG VII Grace E. 



Allen S. 



b. Apr. 24, 1897. 
m. — Stansberry. 

b. June 9, 1904. 



b. June 7, 1877; d. Dec. 23, 1937, Memphis, Tenn.; body 

removed to Lynnhurst c, Knoxville, 2 years later, 
m. Oct. 17, 1899, Myrtle M. Evans, H. C. Julian, J. P., 
officiating. 1 
Issue: none. 

Martha E. 

h. an adopted daughter. 

b. Oct. 21, 1878; d. July 15, 1926; g. Woodlawn c. 

h. an engineer, Atlanta division, L & N RR; was killed in 

a railroad accident at Canton, Ga. 
m. June 1, 1905, Mary I. Padon. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Reece Gordon 

b. Mar. 19, 1906. 

m. an Athens, Tenn. girl. 

b. May 21, 1908. 
m. yes. 



Laura May 



Annie Leslie 



m. yes. 



b. Jan. 22, 1880; r. Knoxville, Tenn. (1950). 

m. Oct. 29, 1901, Nellie Hargus (b. June 30, 1885), dau. 

T. H. Hargus 8c — Frost; J. M. King, J. P., officiating. 1 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII M. Glenn 



N. Shelby 



Clarence Howard 



b. Sept. 4, 1906; living single, 
with his father (1950) . 

b. July 14, 1909; d. July 30, 
1909. 

b. 1910; d. June 30, 1931; 
g. Woodlawn c. 

m. 1931. 

h. died from injuries re- 
ceived in a motorcycle ac- 
cident on Solway Pike, 
Knox County. 2 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 

Grace 



159 



Edith Elizabeth 



Dorothy Sue 



Albert Lyle 
Maude 
Mamie I. 



b. Aug. 12, 1918, Knoxville, 
Term.; r. Napa, Calif. 

m. May 8, 1938, John O. 
Sims. 1 
Issue: SIMS 

AG VIII William Floyd, b. 
Apr. 29, 1939; Rose Marie, 
b. Nov. 17, 1940; Edith 
Nell, b. Mar. 13, 1942; 
Johnny Loraine, b. Mar. 
7, 1946 (?). 

b. Feb. 6, 1923, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
m. George Wilson, Jr.; later 

divorced. 

Issue: none. 

b. Oct. 18, 1924, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

m. first, Sept. 23, 1940, Ern- 
est Lloyd Passmore. 1 

m. second, Aug. 8, 1944, Ern- 
est McConkey. 1 
Issue: PASSMORE first 
marriage 

AG VIII Patricia Nelle, b. 
Aug. 14, 1941. 

b. July 25, 1920, Maryville, 
Tenn. 

m. Nov. 26, 1938, Maurice 
Benton Bridges (b. Mar. 
9, 1917), son L. H. Bridges 
& Buta Beatrice n£e Brid- 
ges, who were first cousins. 1 
Issue: BRIDGES 

AG VIII Maurice Theodore, 
b. Oct. 19, 1939; Bing Da- 
vid, b. Aug. 14, 1941. 



b. Oct. 13, 1881. 

b. Feb. 6, 1884; d. June 24, 1888; g. Woodlawn c. 

b. Oct. 21, 1885, Knoxville, Tennessee. 



Evelyn 



1. Knox County, Tennessee, Marriage Records. 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, Tuesday, June 30, 1931. 

3. Ibid., Oct. 27, 1946. 



160 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG V WILLIAM ALEXANDER DeARMOND (1855-1938), Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

William Alexander DeArmond, son of David Flenniken DeArmond and Sarah B. 
Hines, was born at Gap Creek, Knox County, Tennessee, June 17, 1855. He was reared 
and educated in the same community and, being the youngest son, remained at home, 
and as his father became older, took over the operation of the farm. After his father's 
death, he continued to live at the home place until he built a home of his own nearby, 
where he lived out the remainder of his life. He died December 29, 1938, and is 
buried in Seven Islands cemetery. 

He married first, November 23, 1879, Harriet Swaggerty (d. 1885-1889), daughter 
of George Swaggerty; W. W. Cruse, J. P., officiating. 1 

He married second, February 3, 1889, Gineveria Josephine Walker (b. Mar. 16, 
1861; d. July 29, 1929) , daughter of Houston Wade Walker and Sarah Margaret Giffin; 
B. F. King, J. P., officiating. 2 This marriage lasted only a few months and after the 
birth of a daughter, Josephine secured a divorce. 

He married third, April 11, 1895, Minerva A. Tipton (d. Aug. 22, 1898), G. W. 
Hines, J. P., Officiating. 2 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VI Charles 

Bruce 



Molly Etha 

DeARMON 
AG VI Margaret Leola 



b. circa 1880; d. in infancy. 

b. July 12, 1882, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 



b. May 29, 1885, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 



b. Dec. 12, 1889, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

h. reared with her mother's people; became a successful 

business woman; now bookkeeper for a number of 

years with Kern's Bakery (1950) . 
m. Aug. 16, 1928," Charles Roscoe Dykes (b. Oct. 5, 1884), 

son of Ranee Dykes, at Island Home Baptist Church, 

Knoxville, Tenn. He has been associated with D. M. 

Rose Lumber Company, Knoxville, for 52 years. (1950). 

r. 511 High Avenue, Knoxville. 

Issue: none. 
Issue: DeARMOND third marriage 
AG VI Hugh 

b. April 19, 1896; d. Sept. 25, 1898. 



twins 



Pearlia 



b. April 19, 1896, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

m. first, Oscar Cole; later divorced. 

m. second, Charles Drain, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Issue: COLE first marriage 
AG VII Margaret 

h. single, 1950. 



1. Knox County Tenn Mamage Records. This generation was still struggling against the modern 
spe hng o the fam.ly name and on special occasions they sometimes employed the earlier form. 
W.lhams hcense for th.s mamage was issued under the old spelling and the record was overlooked 
by the writer for many years because it was indexed accordingly. 

2. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 



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161 



AG V RICHARD THOMAS DeARMOND (1852-1898), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Richard Thomas DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Nancy Childress, was 
born in Knox County, Tennessee, November 27, 1852. He became a United States 
marshal and a broker, and owned a handsome home in the 1400 block of West Clinch 
Avenue, Knoxville. He died in the prime of life, September 8, 1898, and is buried in 
Woodlawn cemetery, Knoxville. 

He married, September 22, 1875, at Dalton, Georgia, 1 Ella Emerson McGhee (b. 
June 30, 1858; d. Feb. 24, 1928, Maryville, Tenn.) , daughter of Barclay McGhee of 
Maryville, and Eliza V. Hannura. Several years after the death of her husband, she 
married a Mr. Goddard of Maryville, Tennessee, and made her home in Maryville until 
her death. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI James Merritt 

b. June 8, 1881, Maryville, Tenn.; r. Midland, Texas, 
h. graduate, Knoxville High School; LLB, University of 
Tennessee and University of Texas. Was county at- 
torney for Midland County, Texas, 1914-1916, and 
county judge, same county, 1916-1922; was city judge 
for Midland, Texas, 1945-1951. 4 
m. Oct, 17, 1912, Maryville, Tenn., Norma Norwood 
Patton 2 (b. Mar. 8, 1889; d. Feb. 9, 1951), daughter 
of Samuel A. and Martha Patton. 
Issue: none. 



Ray 



Nellie Beall 



Mamie 



b. Aug. 15, 1884, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. 1922, William T. Clerk (b. 1864; d. 1930) 

ington, D. C. 

Issue: none. 



Wash- 



b. Feb. 2, 1890, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Mar. 31, 1909, Ryland Crews Bryant (b. Feb. 10, 1880; 
d. Apr. 21, 1948, Washington, D. C.) , son of W. C. 
Bryant and Mattie Tatum. 3 He was a locating and 
construction engineer with the Southern Railway for 
47 years with headquarters in Washington. He was 
endowed with a warm, friendly personality; was a man 
of great enthusiasm and had many friends. A Mason 
and a member of Kerbela Shrine Temple, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

Issue: BRYANT 
AG VII Ryland Crews, Jr. 

b. 1913. 

h. graduate, Yale Divinity 
School; served in World 
War II. 

b. July 31, 1893, Knoxville, Tenn. 



1. Whitfield County, Ga. Marriage Records, Rev. A. W. Gaston, officiating. 

2. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Rev. J. W. Browning, officiating. 

3. Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel, April 22, 1948. 

4. Family Record Society. 



162 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG VI FRANCIS MARION DeARMOND (1868- ), Seymour, Missouri 

Francis Marion DeArmond, son of William Blount DeArmond and Mary Cook, 
was born in a community called the Hindoo Nation, near Duncan, Wright County, 
Missouri, February 18, 1868. His father died when he was a small child, and while 
still a boy he went to work as a farm laborer. Later, he worked on the construction 
of the Frisco Railroad's Kansas City-to-Memphis line. The family home in "the nation" 
was blown away, and Francis Marion and his mother were injured in the Marshfield 
tornado which devastated that section in 1881. He lacked the advantage of more than 
a few month's schooling but became a very successful farmer. 

He married, October 18, 1886, Londa Rush (b. Dec. 16, 1866), daughter of Absalom 
Rush (b. 1813, Davidson County, N. C.) and Mary Goss (b. Davidson County, N. C.) . 

He and his wife were still living alone on the old home place in 1949, in the house 
which they built in 1906, Seymour, Missouri. 1 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Frederick Francis 

b. Sept. 26, 1893. 



1. Biography prepared by his son, Frederick Francis DeArmond, Willard, Mo. 

AG VI MILLARD FILMORE DeARMOND (1855-1901), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Millard Filmore DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Charlotte Elizabeth 
Wrinkle, was born either in Knox County, or Kingston, Tennessee, in 1855, the first 
child of his parents. He obtained his education in the public schools of Knoxville, and 
followed the trade of saddler and harness maker. 

After his first marriage, Millard lived at Bristol, Tennessee, until about 1890. The 
marriage was not a success, and he returned to Knoxville, abandoning his wife and 
children. His wife soon died, and the children were reared by their mother's family. 
Millard died at Knoxville in 1901, and is buried in Island Home Baptist churchyard. 
He married first, about 1880, Margaret Rader (b. 1860; d. 1891), daughter of 
Elkanah Rader and Angeline Shields, of Bristol, Tennessee. 

He married second, after 1891, Blanche Lockett (d. Jan. 28, 1910; g. Woodlawn c, 
Knoxville) , daughter of Thomas W. Lockett. 1 No issue. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Ora Lee 

b. Feb. 16, 1880; d. June 4, 1929, Kingsport, Tenn. 
m. 1920, George C. Smith 2 (b. 1891, Lynchburg, Va.; d. 
Aug. 15, 1940, Kingsport, Tenn.) . He was a machinist. 
Issue: SMITH 
AG VIII Clifton DeArmond 

b. July 1921, Lynchburg, Va. 
h. served in World War II, 
in China; discharged as 
staff sergeant; r. Kingsport, 
Tenn. 
m. April 16, 1946, Kingsport, 
Tenn., Margie Salyers (b. 
Dec. 29, 1922, Nickelsville, 
Va.) , dau. Daniel K. Sal- 
yers (a farmer; b. Feb. 17, 
1879, Nickelsville, Va.) 
and Margaret Cox (b. Feb. 



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Jack Britton 



Willie Pearl 



Mittie Fain 
James Caldwell 
Blanche 



20, 1879, Nickelsville, Va.) . 
Issue: SMITH 
AG IX Fred, b. Jan. 24, 
1947. 

b. Nov. 1923, Lynchburg, Va. 

h. single in 1948, and living 
with his aunt, Pearl De- 
Armond Britton, at 
Church Hill, T e n n. 
Served in World War II 
with Navy in South Pacific. 



b. Sept. 15, 1883, Bristol, Tenn.; d. Mar. 6, 1949; g. 
Bristol, Tenn. 

m. June 5, 1906, Bristol, Tenn., James Hiram Britton (b. 
Dec. 12, 1882, Church Hill, Tenn.; d. Jan. 12, 1930), 
son of Dr. David Deadrick Britton and Sail ie Matilda 
Kincheloe of Hawkins County, Tenn. He was a suc- 
cessful and popular merchant at Church Hill. Tenn. 
Died of Brights Disease. 
Issue: none. 

b. Dec. 22, 1886, Bristol, Tenn. 

b. Mar. 25, 1888, Bristol, Tenn. 



d. in infancy. 



1. Knoxville, Tenn. Sentinel, Jan. 29, 1910. 

2. Sullivan County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

AG VI GEORGE EMERSON DeARMOND (1865-1901), Knoxville, Tennessee 

George Emerson DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Charlotte Elizabeth 
Wrinkle, was born at Kingston, Tennessee, June 6, 1865, but was brought to Knoxville 
when his father returned there with his family in 1867. He obtained his education in 
Knoxville public schools, and was the only boy in his graduating class. The high 
school was then located on West Main Avenue, and his sister, Sarah Jane, was attending 
the same school when he graduated. He became a teacher in Knoxville schools and 
earned an outstanding reputation for leadership and discipline among his students, 
many of whom are prominent citizens today. His career is best described by the follow- 
ing quotation from a newspaper article: "Professor George DeArmond, known as 
"Flop" 1 DeArmond, taught school in the old Hampden Sydney School, and was well 
beloved by every boy. He was considered one of the finest instructors in the city 
schools at that time, and was later sent to the Bell House school to rule over a group 
of young bucks who had found it impossible to get along with any other teacher in 
the city schools. It was said that he made a great success with these chaps and with a 
little coaxing and much flogging finally made men out of the majority of his charges." 2 

He afterwards studied medicine, and was a practicing physician at the time of his 
death. He was a man of strong will, forceful personality and sharp wit, and this com- 
bination made him a formidable opponent in any verbal exchange or battle of wits. 



164 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



His qualities of leadership plus his personal charm brought him many friends and 
admirers. He died, Feb. 1901, aged 36, of a heart ailment, and is buried in Island 
Home Baptist churchyard, Knoxville. 

He married, May 2. 1889, Katie McGlothen 3 (b. Dec. 15, 1874), daughter of Charles 
McGlothen (b. Lynchburg, Va.; g. Old Gray c, Knoxville) and Caledonia Cummings 
(b. Louisville, Tenn.; g. Third Creek c, Knox County), O. L. Harley, officiating. 
Katie was a student in high school and George was a teacher there when they met, fell 
in love and married, she being only 14 years old. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Bessie 

b. Mar. 1, 1890, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. being only 15 years younger than her mother, the re- 
lationship between them was more that of sisters than 
mother and daughter, and they were lifelong compan- 
ions until her mother's death. 

m. June 23, 1907, Knoxville, Tenn., William Lawrence 
Brainerd (b. Feb. 7, 1887, Lawrence, Kansas) , son of 
Alvah Orin Brainerd. He was a lather by trade, and 
lived all over the west following his profession. He 
settled finally at San Bernardino, Calif., in 1920, and 
later moved to Compton. 
Issue: BRAINERD 

AG VIII Georgia Mildred 

b. April 20, 1910, Texas, 
m. first, James O. Botts. 
m. second, Warren Leroy 

Nuttall. 

Issue: BOTTS first mar- 
riage 
AG IX Charles William, b. 

May 6, 1930. 

Issue: NUTTALL sec- 
ond marriage 
AG IX Warren Leroy, Jr., 

b. Aug. 4, 1933. Diane 

Adele, b. June 26, 1937. 



Juanita Agnes 



Alvah Maude 



b. Feb. 27, 1912, New Mex- 
ico. 

m. 1928, Wilbur Martin Mc- 
Kinney. 
Issue: McKINNEY 

AG IX Joan Elizabeth, b. 
Oct. 22, 1929; Gerald 
Wilbur, b. Sept. 19, 1933. 

b. Nov. 30, 1916, California, 
m. Dottice Oree Dulin. 






LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 165 

Issue: DULIN 
AG IX Norma Jean, b. Apr. 
1, 1935. 



1. An old Knoxville resident, Henry M. Moses, told the writer that this nickname derived from George's 
very long and flat feet which he slapped noisily as he walked, inspiring the pseudonym of "Flop". 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. Sentinel, date not preserved. An old article preserved in a clipping, about the 
1887 class at Hampden Sydney School, Knoxville. 

3. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

AG VI ARTHUR DeARMOND (1874-1921), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Arthur DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Charlotte Elizabeth Wrinkle, was 
born September 26, 1874, Knoxville, Tennessee. He obtained his education in the city 
schools of Knoxville. He was a man of special gifts, and it is the opinion of the writer 
who knew him that he could have succeeded at any enterprise he might have under- 
taken. He was warmhearted, deeply sympathetic, and very loyal to his family and 
friends. His time, talents and pocketbook were always ready for any member of his 
family in distress and there is no doubt but that his generosity was often abused. He 
told the writer that on one occasion the superintendent of the old Knoxville water 
pumping station became suddenly ill and there was no one else who understood the 
worn and temperamental pumps, so Arthur without authorization or recognition, then 
or later from the City authorities, took over and nursed the pumps and other equipment 
until the superintendent was able to return, and kept the city water supply at normal. 
For a man of his abilities and varied interests to do this was incomprehensible to the 
author but it was so characteristic of Arthur that he gave it no thought and expected 
no recognition. He engaged in many enterprises and maintained a high standard of 
living for his family. He died of a heart ailment, June 26, 1921, and is buried in Green- 
wood cemetery, Knoxville. 

He married, February 19, 1896, at the age of 22, Johanna Wilhemine Clara Haupt 
(b. Oct. 6, 1873, Knoxville; d. April 17, 1949, Bluefield, W. Va.) , daughter of Johann 
Friedrich Haupt (b. Feb. 15, 1825, Mulhausen, Prussia; m. Sept. 30, 1858, New York 
City) and his second wife, Johanna Wilhemine Clara Begilsky (b. Aug. 13, 1838, Berlin, 
Prussia; d. Oct. 31, 1877, Knoxville; g. first in family graveyard on home place north 
of Sixth Avenue, removed to Old Gray c. in 1895) - 1 Clara was a tall, graceful woman 
who maintained a charming home and dispensed hospitality with a prodigal hand. 
She was cherished by her husband and daughter, was a lover of flowers, birds and pets 
and had an endless procession of friends in spite of her quiet nature. After the death 
of her husband and the marriage of her daughter, she continued to live at her home 
on Leonard Place, Knoxville, for several years. Later, she made her home with her 
daughter at Bluefield, West Virginia. She enjoyed perfect health and an erect, graceful 
carriage, until her sudden and only illness which terminated in her death. She is 
buried in Greenwood cemetery, Knoxville. 3 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Helen 

b. Feb. 11, 1899, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. educated at Knoxville; employed for awhile prior to her 
marriage as secretary to Professor R. C. Matthews, na- 
tional secretary-treasurer, Tau Beta Pi Association, a 
national engineering fraternity. Professor Matthews was 
a member of the faculty, College of Engineering, Uni- 
versity of Tennessee, and maintained his fraternity 



166 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



offices there as well. Helen has inherited generously 
of her mother's grace and physical carriage and her 
father's charm and mental gifts. Her home is flawless 
in its appointments and taste which detract nothing 
from its hospitality, r. 2324 Fairfield Avenue, Bluefield, 
West Virginia, 
m. Sept. 30, 1930, Knoxville, Paul Edward Hilliard (b. 
Nov. 29, 1898, Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tenn.), son 
of Eric Wrightman Hilliard 2 and Beulah Ann Ownby.* 
He was reared in West Tennessee and went as a young 
man to Memphis to work. He soon decided to continue 
his education, and entered the University of Tennessee, 
Knoxville, where he graduated in electrical engineering. 
He taught for awhile at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, 
Cookeville, Tennessee. After graduation, he became 
associated with the Appalachian Power Company, and 
was stationed at Bluefield. He is now an official of the 
company. He is a mechanical and electrical wizard, an 
amateur radio expert, amateur photographer and mu- 
sician. He built by hand one of the most complete 
amateur radio stations in this section of the country, 
which is easily capable of communicating with any radio 
station in the world. 
Issue: none. 



1. The Begilsky family was one of culture and Clara Begilsky brought several fine family portraits to 
tli is country. They arc all now in the home of our subject except for a portrait of Frau Begilsky of 
Berlin, mother of Johanna Clara Begilsky Haupt, done ii. 1828, which is in the home of the writer, 
a gift of Clara Haupt DeArmond. 

2. Eric Wrightman Hilliard (b. Aug. 13, 1874, Carroll County, Tenn.), was a son of William Hilliard 
(b. N. C.) and Amanda Norvell (b. N. C). His wife, Beulah Ann Ownby (b. June 27, 1877, CarToll 
County, Tenn.), was a daughter of Edward Pinkney Ownby ani Ellen Joyner who were the parents 
of 7 boys and 2 girls. Ellen Joyner was a daughter of William Joyner of N. C. and — Roberson, 
from near Raleigh, N. C. 

3. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, April 18, 1949. 

AG VI ALEXANDER HAMILTON DeARMOND (1859-1933), Knoxville, Tenn. 

Alexander Hamilton DeArmond, son of Lorenzo Dow DeArmond and Talitha 
Angeline Keener, was born at Kimberlin Heights, Knox County, Tennessee, January 
28, 1859. He grew up on his father's farm and came to Knoxville when the family 
removed there, where he continued to live throughout his life. Being a shy, retiring 
man and addicted to a full beard, he earned the reputation of being almost a recluse 
and had few friends. Those who knew him well, however, found him to be a likeable 
and kind person. He died August 25, 1933. 

He married first, in 1882, Samantha Turner Clark (b. 1866; d. 1892), daughter of 
Samuel Clark and Rebecca King. The marriage was not a happy one and before the 
birth of their second child, Samantha returned to her people in Williamsburg, Kentucky. 

He married second, Martha Beatrice Elliott (b. 1873, Martel, Tenn.; d. Nov. 4, 
1938; g. Martel, Tenn.) ,' daughter of Ben Elliott (b. N. C.) and Rebecca Stewart (b. 
Tenn.) . No issue. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Leslie Claud 

b. Mar. 19, 1883, Williamsburg, Ky. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 1 67 

Audley Bernice 

b. Feb. 2, 1886, Williamsburg, Ky. 



1. Knoxville, Tcnn. News-Sentinel, Nov. 5, 1938. 

AG VI JOHN ROSECRANS DeARMOND (1863-1902), Knoxville, Tennessee 

John Rosecrans DeArmond, son of Lorenzo Dow DeArmond and Talitha Angeline 
Keener, was born at Kimberlin Heights, Knox County, Tennessee, July 18, 1863. He 
spent his childhood on his father's farm, received his education from the neighborhood 
county schools, and at the age of 19 came to Knoxville when his father moved there 
in 1882. His father operated a grocery business near the corner of Cumberland Avenue' 
and Crozier (now S. Central) Street and John helped his father run the business. A 
few years later, John left his father and opened a business in partnership with Will H. 
Roberts 1 on Clinch Avenue, just east of Crozier Street. He also engaged in a broom 
manufacturing enterprise for a short time. Later, he bought out his partner and oper- 
ated the business as an individual until his death. At this time, a number of promi- 
nent families still lived in that neighborhood, and even though his mature life was a 
short one, he was well known and liked by many of the business people of Knoxville. 2 
He was an industrious, hard working man, with a strong sense of economy, and very 
ambitious to make a success of himself. He was over six feet tall, with an erect carriage, 
and inherited the dominant family characteristics of bold features, sandy brown hair 
and gray eyes. He was a great tease but quite affectionate and sympathetic. He was a 
member of the old Park Street Christian Church. He died October 20, 1902, at the age 
of 39, of acute Brights Disease, after only a few days illness, and is buried in Woodlawn 
cemetery, Knoxville. 

He married first, January 23, 1889, 8 Nancy Alice Roberts (b. Oct. 28, 1867; d. Feb. 
9, 1891; g. Old Gray c, Knoxville), daughter of John Harrison Roberts and Jane 
Pollard (b. 1849; d. Oct. 3, 1933), and a granddaughter of Houston Roberts (b. Abing- 
don, Va., of Scotch-Irish ancestry) . Ashley S. Johnson, who later became the president 
of Johnson Bible College, Kimberlin Heights, was the officiating minister. She was 
a pretty, dark haired girl, with blue eyes and of a gentle, demure disposition. 

He married second, February 22, 1892/ Knoxville, Loudema Vashti McCalman (b. 
Oct. 26, 1869, Gaylesville, Ala.; d. May 13, 1951, Knoxville), daughter of Lorenzo Dow 
McCalman 5 and Harriet Mahala Hurley. The marriage was held in the parlors of the 
First Baptist Church of Knoxville, Reverend Carter Helm Jones, the pastor, officiating. 
Loudema Vashti grew up in Cherokee County, Alabama, and went to boarding school 
at Gaylesville, and later taught school near her home. She met her future husband while 
visiting her cousin, Sarah Jane DeArmond (q-v.). All three were cousins. 6 After John's 
death, Shirley Lee Ernest went to live with his maternal grandmother and Loudema 
Vashti moved to West Knoxville, and set up a dressmaking shop to support herself 
and small son. She continued this work until her son grew up and assumed the re- 
sponsibilities of the home. She had a serious illness in 1919 and spent several winters 
at Sarasota, Florida, regaining her health. After her son's marriage in 1924, she made 
her home in Florida until 1945, when failing health required that she be brought to 
Knoxville by her son. She died at Knoxville and is buried in Highland Memorial 
cemetery. She was a young woman of great beauty at the time of her marriage, with 
wavy chestnut brown hair, large brown eyes, and a creamy complexion. She proved to 
be a woman of courage and resourcefulness, and very generous natured. She was out- 
spoken and often critical but in spite of these traits had a wide circle of friends in all 
walks of life. She possessed a keen intellect that was rarely deceived. 



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Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Shirley Lee Ernest 

b. Oct. 20, 1889, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Issue: d'ARMAND 4 second marriage 
AG VII Roscoe Carlisle 

b. Dec. 11, 1892, Knoxville, Tenn. 



1. Husband of John's first cousin, Sarah Jane DeArmond. 

2. Sam Carter, for many years cashier and active head of the old East Tennessee National Bank, told 
the writer that John gave him his first job when he came to Knoxville as a green boy from the country. 

3. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

4. Ibid. In common with all members of the family, John was well aware of the fact that the spelling 
of his surname now in use was at variance with the original spelling and like other members of the 
family, he occasionally reverted to the earlier spelling. In securing this marriage license, he employed 
the earlier spelling, and it is so recorded. 

5. See Related Families, John MacColman and descendants. 

6. It is an interesting coincidence that both John's father and Loudema Vashti's father had the same 
unusual Christian name, "Lorenzo Dow". 



AG VI THOMAS MONROE DeARMOND (1865-1910), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Thomas Monroe DeArmond, son of Lorenzo Dow DeArmond and Talitha Angeline 
Keener, was born at Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee, November 14, 1865. He obtained 
his education from the local county schools, and as a young man moved to Knoxville. 
He owned and operated a fleet of wagon transfers, was a very industrious young man, 
and owned a home on McCammon Avenue, east of and next door to his mother's home. 
He died suddenly, May 4, 1910, and is buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Knoxville. 

He married Bettie Turner (b. Feb. 14, 1868, Carter County, Tenn.) , daughter of 
Solomon Turner and Mary Daniels. She was still living in 1952. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Joseph Thomas 

b. Sept. 8, 1889, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. a long time employe of the Health Department, City 

of Knoxville; now retired, 
m. first, Lennie Craig (d. May 5, 1912; g. Woodlawn c.) . 

Issue: none. 
m. second, Feb. 12, 1916, Ella Mae Sparks 1 (b. Apr. 3, 

1899; d. Jan. 1, 1946; g. Woodlawn c.), 2 Rev. S. G. 

Wells, officiating. 



Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Mary Elizabeth 



b. May 11, 1917. 

m. first, Nov. 17, 1937, Wil- 
liam Mack Davis, 3 son of 
John Davis & Matilda Van- 
dergriff. Later divorced. 
He was an accountant. 

m. second, Aug. 10, 1946, 
Ezra Walter Brumley (b. 
Apr. 18, 1914, Albany, 
Ky.) , son of J. M. Brum- 
ley. r. 2817 Wilson Ave., 
Knoxville. 



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Charles G. 



Issue: DAVIS first mar- 
riage 
AG IX Betty Lou, b. Dec. 
15, 1938; Nancy Jo, b. 
Oct. 27, 1940. 



Joseph Thomas, Jr. 



Carl Emett 



b. May 13, 1920. 

h. employed as bus driver, 
Oak Ridge, Term.; a stu- 
dent minister, Church of 
The Nazarene (1950). 

m. June 26, 1941, West 
Plains, Mo., Cammie Lu- 
cille Collins (b. Oct. 21, 
1922, West Plains, Mo.), 
dau. Levi Collins &: Mar- 
garet Stubbs. 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG IX Jimmy Wayne, b. 
July 13, 1942; Donna Jean, 
b. Mar. 12, 1945; Shirley 
Marie, b. Mar. 5, 1947. 

b. May 26, 1919; died in in- 
fancy. 



b. Nov. 6, 1908, Knoxville, Tenn.; d. Oct. 11, 1925, single; 
g. Woodlawn c. 

h. he and three other boys were driving to the mountains 
for a day's outing. About 10 miles west of Sevierville, 
their car was struck by the gasoline-powered passenger 
train then operated on the K.S. & E. Railway, and 
Charles died almost instantly, being on the side of his 
car which received the full impact of the collision. All 
the boys were injured, and the author recollects that 
one of them died later in the hospital from his injuries. 



1. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. Xews-Sentinel, Jan. 3, 1946. 

3. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

AG VI FLORENCE LEE DeARMOND (1871-1953), Orlando, Florida 

Florence Lee DeArmond, daughter of Lorenzo Dow DeArmond and Talitha Ange- 
line Keener, was born at kimberlin Heights, Tennessee, September 27, 1871. Her 
parents moved to Knoxville when she was a child, and she completed her education in 
the city schools there. Being the eldest daughter, she assumed the responsibilities of 
the home alter her brothers married, and practically reared her younger sisters. After 
her marriage, she lived for awhile at Portsmouth, Virginia, but eventually settled at 
Orlando, Florida, where she died, November 5, 1953. 

She married, September 26, 1905, Joseph M. Lee (b. Aug. 13, -; d. May 21, 1946), 
son of John J. and Mary Lee. 



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Issue: LEE 
AG VII Mary Angelinc 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



b. Nov. 27, 1906, Portsmouth, Va. 

m. May 15, 1926, Edward Herndon McNeill, Jr. (b. Apr. 
9, 1905; d. May 30, 1948), son of Edward Herndon Mc- 
Neill and Mary Lide McNeill. 
r. 800 Emerald Street, Orlando, Fla. 

Issue: McNEILL 
AG VIII Elizabeth 

b. Mar. 9, 1927, Orlando, 

Fla. 
m. Mar. 15, 1947, Beverly C. 
Foshee (b. June 30, 1924) , 
son of Clark &: Paulyne 
Foshee. 

Issue: FOSHEE 
AG IX Renea Beverly, b. 
Mar. 26, 1949, Gainesville, 
Fla.; Penny, b. Apr. 27, 
1951, Orlando, Fla. 



Mildred Anne 



Sandra 



b. July 29, 1928, Orlando, 

Fla. 
m. Jan. 24, 1948, Joseph 

Alexander Jackson (b. Jan. 

2, 1928) , son of Joseph 

Richard Jackson & Elsie 

Register. 

Issue: JACKSON 
AG IX Sharon Louise, b. 

Sept. 30, 1948. 

b. Oct. 5, 1942. 



Joseph DeArmond 



b. July 11, 1912, Orlando, Fla. 

m. Nov. 17, 1945, Margie Vickery, daughter of Leon and 

Florence Vickery. 

Issue: none (1951) . 

AG VI ELIZABETH NARCISSUS DeARMOND (1880- ), Orlando, Florida 

Elizabeth Narcissus DeArmond, daughter of Lorenzo Dow DeArmond and Talitha 
Angeline Keener, was born at Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee, October 11, 1880. She 
was brought to Knoxville as a child and received her education in the public schools 
there. The author remembers her as a pretty, gay and warmhearted young girl who 
carried him with her on many occasions. After her second marriage, she has made her 
home at Orlando, Florida, where she has lived for many years. She and her husband 
have various real estate holdings there. She has a "green" thumb and also has an 
astounding gift for intricate and flawless needlework. 

She married first, July 19, 1902, Walter Boyd Vandigrifft (b. April 27, 1876; d. April 
10, 1938) , of Atlanta, Georgia, Rev. Robert Stewart, officiating. 1 She later divorced him.' 






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She married second, August 6, 1914, Orlando, Florida, William Henry Smith (b. 
Dec. 1, 1879), son of Edward John Smith. Fie was chief of police at Orlando for many 
years; is now retired (1953) . Issue: none. 

Issue: VANDIGRIFFT first marriage 
AG VII Howard Shirley 

b. May 2, 1903, Norfolk, Va. He was adopted by his step- 
father and took his sirname. 
h. he is a musician of ability with wind instruments, and 

operates a music store at Orlando, 
m. May 20, 1929, Dorothy Russel Emerick (b. Feb. 12. 
1906, Auburn, N. Y.) , daughter of C. R. Emerick of 
Orlando and Syracuse, N. Y., Rev. H. A. Carlton, offi- 
ciating. 

Issue: SMITH 
AG VIII Dorothy Shirley 

b. Dec. 29, 1931, Orlando, 

Fla. 
m. first, April 30, 1949, Folk- 
ston, Ga., Willie Isaiah 
Dann (b. Jan. 11, 1931, 
Clarcona, Fla.; d. June 23, 
1950, Orlando, Fla) , son of 
Ralph Marion Dann 8c 
Anna Belle Watson, and 
a grandson of James Dann. 
Fie attended schools at 
Winter Park and Ocoee, 
Fla.; served 2 years in U.S. 
Air Force, radio section; 
saw service in Japan. Was 
an apprentice engraver at 
the time of his death which 
occurred as result of an 
automobile accident. 3 
m. second. May 1, 1952, Or- 
lando, Fla., Michael John 
Caviezel (b. May 29, 
1929), son of John Paul 
Caviezel and Rose Ann 
Path. 3 A sergeant, U.S. Army, 
stationed at Orlando Air 
Force Base (1952). 
Issue: DANN first mar- 



AG IX Steven Allen, b. 
Nov. 6, 1949, Orlando, 
Fla., a premature baby, 
weighing only %\/ z pounds. 



1. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

2. Walter Boyd Vandigrifft afterward married Elizabeth's sister, Donna Lewis DeArmond (q.v.). 

3. Family Record Society. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Issue: 


DUGGAN 




Zr VII 


Grace 


b. June 12, 1890. 

m. Feb. 11, 1911, Mitchell 

1878) . 

Issue: HENRY 
AG VIII Ruth Evelyn 



AG VI ROSE DeARMOND (1865-1910), Knox County, Tennessee 

Rose DeArmond, daughter of David Duncan DeArmond and Eliza Jane Wheeler, 
was born September 1, 1865, in the Seven Islands community of Knox County, Ten- 
nessee. She died at Knoxville, July 30, 1910. 

She married, July 4, 1889, George W. Duggan (b. Sept. 3, — ; d. circa 1944), son 
of Mitchell Duggan and Nancy Keeler (?) . He was a school teacher and lived in Blount 
County, Tennessee. Rose divorced him while the children were young, and he after- 
wards remarried. 



Ernest Henry (b. Mar. 10, 



b. Jan. 16, 1915. 

m. first, Joe W. Brown. 

m. second, Hugh Gilbert 

Abernathy. 

Issue: BROWN first mar- 
riage 
AG IX Ann Duggan, b. 

May 26, 1939; Elaine 

Myers, b. June 28, 1944. 

b. May 5, 1892; r. Hawthorne, California. 
m. Marie Riley. 

Issue: DUGGAN 
AG VIII Walter, Jr. 

Dorothy 

Patricia 



Walter 



Maud 



Edith 



Roy 



b. May 16, 1894. 
m. George A. Hall; 



r. 613 Moody Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 



Issue: HALL 




AG VIII 1. Lawrence 




b. 


Dec. 1914. 


2. Edith 




b. 


May 4, 1916. 


3. Hubert 




4. George A., Jr. 




b. Oct. 28, 1896. 




m. Victor F. Gilbert (b. Feb. 3, 


1893) ; r. Knoxville 


Issue: GILBERT 




AG VIII Gordon Chalmers 




b. 


Sept. 1, 1915. 


b. Dec. 14, 1898, 





Tenn. 



Bertha 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 

m. Ida — ; r. Klamath Falls, Oregon. 
Issue: none, April 28, 1949. 

b. Mar. 7, 1901; d. circa 1939. 
m. Paul Shaw; r. Louisville, Ky. 
Issue: none. 



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AG VI SAMUEL BOLIVAR D'ARMOND (1876- ), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Samuel Bolivar D'Armond, son of David Duncan DeArmond and Eliza J. Wheeler, 
was born at Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee, August 4, 1876. He was a carpenter by 
trade and later, a carpenter contractor. He is now retired and living at 220 West 
Louisiana Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee (1950). 

He married first, March 6, 1900, 1 Bright Ann Thomas (b. Oct. 2, 1880; d. Sept. 
1937, Blue Ash, Ohio; g. Grove Valley chyd, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn.) , 2 daughter of 
B. H. Thomas and S. M. Johnson. 

He married second, March 17, 1941, Betty Hubbs (Vandergriff) , a widow (b. May 
31, 1886) , daughter of William Lanyon Hubbs. Issue: none. 

Issue: D'ARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Stella Lucille 

b. Nov. 21, 1900, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. July 22, 1917, Claude Thomas Fox (b. Oct. 30, 1892), 
son of Austin A. Fox and Cynthia Ellen Chandler. 
Issue: FOX 
AG VIII Katherine Mae 

b. May 2, 1918. 
m. Feb. 12, 1938, Avon Huf- 
faker. 

Issue: HUFFAKER 
AG IX Edwin, Claude 
Doyle, Jerry, Leland, 
Kathy Ann, David. 



Anna Ruth 



Mildred Lucille 



Dorothy Geneva 



b. Nov. 7, 1919. 

m. Oct. 4, 1939, Ralph West. 

Issue: WEST 
AG IX Ralph Richard. 

b. Feb. 20, 1922. 

m. June 24, 1941, Thomas A. 

Anderson. 

Issue: ANDERSON 
AG IX Thomas A., Jr., Nancy 

Naomi, Wayne. 

b. Jan. 30, 1924. 

m. July 21, 1942, Lemuel 

Hooper Anderson. 

Issue: ANDERSON 
AG IX Ronald Bruce, 

James Dennis. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Claude Thomas, Jr. 

b. Nov. 6, 1926. 



Mamie Ethel 



Leola M. 
Genieva 



Philip Abraham 



Mary Jane 
Zora Elizabeth 
Charles Russell 
George Franklin 
Samuel Alvin 
Joseph Howard 
Carolyn Faye 



m. May 15, 1948, Marian 

Bratcher. 

Issue: FOX 
AG IX Thomas Wayne. 

b. Sept. 25, 1928. 

m. 1948, Regensburg, Ger- 
many, Margot Grund. 
Issue: FOX 

AG IX Philip Abraham, Jr. 

b. Nov. 15, 1930. 

b. Jan. 6, 1933. 

b. Nov. 28, 1934. 

b. Oct. 20, 1936. 

b. Oct. 4, 1940. 

b. Mar. 8, 1943. 

b. Feb. 5, 1945. 



b. Jan. 15, 1902, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. June 18, 1929, Covington, Ky., James Conway Thomas 
(b. Jan. 20, 1893, Cincinnati, Ohio), son of Samuel 
Reynolds Thomas and Blanche Kennedy, r. 7047 Mont- 
gomery Road, Silverton, Ohio (1950) . 
Issue: THOMAS 

AG VIII James Conway, Jr. 

b. Aug. 20, 1934. 

b. Nov. 18, 1904; d. June 9, 1905. 

b. Aug. 25, 1905, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Dec. 29, 1929, Knoxville, Tenn., Philip Bill (b. Mar. 
14, 1910, Cincinnati, Ohio) , son of Henry Bill and 
Margaret Gillet. r. 1832 Mills Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 
(1950). 

Issue: BILL 
AG VIII Mary Ann 

b. Jan. 10, 1931. 
Patricia Mae 

b. July 12, 1935. 
Daniel Lee 

b. July 2, 1937. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 

Shirley 
David 
Wanda 



175 



Russell 



Thomas Samuel 



Anna Elizabeth 



Florence (twin) 



b. Dec. 9, 1938. 
b. Nov. 9, 1940. 
b. May 31, 1942. 



b. Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. served in World War II; now a patient in Veteran's 

Hospital, Dayton, Ohio (1950) . 
m. Jean — . 

Issue: none (1950) . 

b. June 8, 1912, Knoxville, Tenn.; r. Blue Ash, Ohio, 
m. Oct. 24, 1936, Springfield, Ohio, Madge Trego (b. April 

6, 1914, Commercial Point, Ohio) , dau. John Wesley 

Trego and Clarabelle Snider. 

Issue: none (1950) . 

b. Jan. 23, 1915, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. first, Charles Frederick Seitz (b. Dec. 22, 1911), son of 
John Pete Seitz and Ida Carl. 

m. second, Dec. 28, 1946, Cincinnati, Ohio, Vertner Rich- 
ard Whalen (b. Jan. 1, 1907, Lexington, Ky.) , son of 
Henry James Whalen and Ollie Mae Dunn. r. 1613 
Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio (1950). Issue: none. 
Issue: SEITZ first marriage 

AG VIII George Frederick 

b. Dec. 22, 1938. 

b. June 22, 1917, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. June 27, 1936, Cincinnati, Ohio, Ray H. White, (b. 

June 26, 1915, Williamsburg, Ky.) , son of John White 

and Caroline Carr. 

Issue: WHITE 
AG VIII Janet Marie 



Margaret Carol 

Rosalie 

Ray Lawrence 

Peggy Ann 

Sharon Jean 

Thomas Russell 



b. June 10, 1937. 
b. July 4, 1938. 
b. Feb. 26, 1940. 
b. Oct. 27, 1941. 
b. Jan. 30, 1943. 

b. Feb. 19, 1946. 

b. Jan. 19, 1949. 



176 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Lawrence (twin) 



b. June 22, 1917, Knoxville, Tenn.; r. Sharonville, Ohio, 
m. Jan. 27, 1940, Cincinnati, Ohio, Clara Troxel (b. Feb. 

26, 1922, Reading, Ohio) , dau. George Troxel and 

Maude Gramble. 

Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG VIII Larry Wayne 



Gail Ann 



b. Oct. 26, 1941. 



b. July 9, 1947. 



1. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records, W. W. Morrison, J. P., officiating. 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, Sept. 10, 1937. 

AG VI WILLIE DeARMOND (1878- ), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Willie DeArmond, daughter of David Duncan DeArmond and Eliza Jane Wheeler, 
was born Dec. 14, 1878, in the Seven Islands community of Knox County, Tenn. She 
lives now (1954) at Knoxville, Tenn. 

She married, Feb. 12, 1901, William Alexander Coleman (b. Nov. 1871; d. Apr. 5, 
1936) , son of William Coleman and Tennessee Giffin. 

Issue: COLEMAN 
AG VII Ruby Irene 



Edna Mae 



June Geneva 



b. 1903; d. at age of 9 months, 
b. May 23, 1904; single, 1950. 

b. June 1, 1908. 

m. June 30, 1928, Carl Barnard Rutherford (b. Oct. 20, 
1908), son of Andrew Vester Rutherford and Florence 
Louise Carr. Carl attended school at Knoxville, Tenn., 
and is now (1954) employed as a welder at Oak Ridge, 
Tenn. r. 1513 Nadine Street, Knoxville, Tenn. 



Issue: 


RUTHERFORD 


VIII 


David Jon 




b. Feb. 19, 1936. 




James Allan 




b. Aug. 19, 1938. 



Hazel Gladys 



Walter Alexander 



b. Sept. 24, 1910. 

m. Sept. 1936, Maurice Dean Swisher (b. 1911, Dowagiac, 
Mich.) , son of Mrs. Reva Swisher. Maurice is a gradu- 
ate, 1931, of Dowagiac (Mich.) High School, and May 
20, 1936, of Johnson Bible College, Kimberlin Heights, 
Tenn.; now a minister of the Christian Church, and a 
captain, Chaplain Corps. U. S. Army, and stationed at 
Camp Hanford, Washington, after serving in Korean 
War (1954). 
Issue: none (1950) . 

b. June 15, 1911. 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 

m. 1936, Belle Rogers. 

Issue: COLEMAN 

AG VIII Linda Carol 



177 



David Rae 



Paul 
Edward 



Louise 



James Arthur 



b. Feb. 8, 1916. 

b. Aug. 29, 1915. 

m. Apr. 18, 1936, Mary Kalherine Julian, daughter of 

Martin Julian. 

Issue: COLEMAN 
AG VIII Phillis Marian. 

b. Feb. 9, 1937. 

b. 1916; d. Sept. 26, 1921. 

b. July 26, 1918. 

m. May 27, 1939, Knoxville, Tenn., Edith Haynes (b. 
Nov. 20, 1915), dau. James Walter Haynes & Mollie 
Elvitha Self. 
Issue: COLEMAN 
AG VIII Shirley Dolores 

b. May 14, 1941. 
Diana Gail 

b. Feb. 15, 1943. 
Vernon Edward 

b. Oct. 10, 1946. 

b. Feb. 4, 1920. 

m. April 3, 1948, Russell Houston Edwards (b. Oct. 4, 

1913) , son of Daniel D. Edwards. 

Issue: EDWARDS 
AG VIII Mary Sue 

b. Jan. 21, 1949. 

b. 1923; d. 1929. 



AG VI LUTHER BIRDWELL DeARMOND (1871-1928), Chicago, Illinois 

Luther Birdwell DeArmond, son of Dr. Christopher Columbus DeArmond and 
Emily McCallie, was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23, 1871. He lived for several 
years at Bristol, Tenn., and later removed to Chicago, and was with the Chicago Tele- 
phone Company. In later years, he operated a training school for the telephone com- 
pany's employees. He was a man of culture and great personal charm. He died, Dec. 
24, 1928, Chicago, 111. 

He married, December 25, 1900, Tennessee Johnson (b. Oct. 8, 1872; d. Feb. 10, 
1941). 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Margarita 

b. April 23, 1903, Jefferson City, Tenn. 
m. first, Feb. 4, 1922, Reginald Gates (b. Aug. 1, 1899), 
son Edward Gates and Catherine Henry. 



Birdwell 



William Maurice 



178 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

m. second, June 20, 1942, Edward Clark Derr (b. Jan. 20, 
1902), son Rev. C. Edward Derr & Anna Clark. He is 
with C. demons Company, printers &: engravers, 216 
W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111. No issue. 
Issue: GATES first marriage 
AG VIII Shirlee Jeanne 

b. Dec. 17, 1922. 
m. first, Edward Munroe. 
m. second, Richard Lipinski. 
Issue: MUNROE first 
marriage 
AG IX Pamela, Jeanne. 

b. Oct. 22, 1906, Bristol, Tenn.; r. Chicago, 111. 
m. first, Dorothy Poblocki. No issue. 
m. Second, Yvonne — . 

Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG VIII David 
Michele 

b. April 28, 1908, Bristol, Tenn. 

r. South Laguna, Calif., 1948. 

m. Aug. 29, 1931, Margaret Mary Steiner (b. May 28, 

1910) , dau. Joseph & Mary Steiner. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Bonnie Lee 

b. Mar. 18, 1946. 

AG VI ALBERT LYLE DeARMOND (1881-1939), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Albert Lyle DeArmond, son of Francis Marion DeArmond and Kezia Elizabeth 
Guinn, was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, October 13, 1881. He was a plumber by 
profession and devoted his entire active career to that trade. He was an invalid for 
several years prior to his death, May 9, 1939. 2 He is buried in Woodlawn cemetery, 
Knoxville. 

He married, July 8, 1912. Lucy May Strevel (b. Sept. 26, 1896), John Dowling, 
J. P., officiating. 1 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Alma Jane 

b. Oct. 18, 1913, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 22, 1928, Elbert Webb (b. Aug. 10, 1911), a 
painter. 1 
Issue: WEBB 
AG VIII Betty Jane 

b. Dec. 28, 1929. 
Kenneth Edward 

b. May 8, 1932. 



Edna May 



b. Sept. 22, 1915, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 1, 1936, Knoxville, Frank James Fine (b. 1910), 
a painter 1 



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179 



Albert Woodrow 



Meldin Beecher 



Lucy Elizabeth 



Issue: FINE 
AG VIII James Lee 

Robert Edwin 



twins: 



Ramon Edward 



John Albert 



b. Jan. 21, 1937. 
b. July 19, 1942. 

b. July 19, 1942. 
b. Feb. 7, 1948. 



b. April 18, 1917, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. entered World War II, Jan. 29, 1944; took, his basic 
training at Camp Buckner, N. C. Went overseas in the 
283rd Combat Engineers Battalion, as a first machine 
gunner. Saw service in England, Northern France, 
Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Germany and Czecho- 
slovakia. Participated in the building of a bridge across 
the Rhine during the advance through Germany. Was 
a private first-class, and earned two battle stars. Dis- 
charged, Dec. 10, 1945. Now a painter by trade (1950) . 

m. April 19, 1937, Alma Florence Russell (b. Feb. 2, 
1919), dau. Charles Russell and Naomi Vann. 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG VIII Frances Lavonne 

Dolores Jean 
Albert Donald 
Alma Marie 



Ronald Lynn 



b. Sept. 4, 1937. 

b. Feb. 2, 1940. 

b. Feb. 10, 1943. 

b. Aug. 26, 1944. 

b. Sept. 22, 1947. 



b. Dec. 25, 1919; drowned in Tennessee River, July 24, 
1928; g. Woodlawn c. 

b. Jan. 25, 1920, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Dec. 26, 1939, Earl A. Henderson, Jr. (b. May 12, 
1920), son of Earl A. Henderson. Sr. of Knoxville. 1 He 
entered World War II on July 24, 1943, and was as- 
signed to 150th Combat Engineers, Army. Was on duty 
as anti-aircraft defense at Camp Hahn, Calif. Went 
overseas with the 718th Engineers Depot, and served 
in the campaign through Germany with the Third 
Army. His unit with his participation built the second 
pontoon bridge across the Rhine River. He was 
wounded in action, May 1, 1945; discharged, Nov. 3, 
1945. In reserve and recalled to active duty for UN 



180 



Maxine 



Robert Edwin 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Korean War, Oct. 5, 1950, in Tank Division, Army. 
Received a presidential citation for his unit's action 
under fire in building the pontoon bridge across the 
Rhine. 

Issue: HENDERSON 
AG VIII Nancy Jane 

b. July 31, 1940. 
Lucile Earlene 

b. July 16, 1942. 
Earle A. Ill 

b. May 8, 1947. 

b. May 4, 1922, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. employed, Southern Athletic Company, 1950. 

b. June 3, 1924, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. volunteered for service in World War II, Sept. 17, 
1941, with the army. Was assigned to Regimental Com- 
bat Team No. 158. Shipped first to Panama and then 
to the Pacific, landing at Brisbane, Australia, in Feb. 
1943. Sent to Port Moresby, New Guinea, in March 
1943; after 6 weeks was moved to Milne Bay and from 
there to Good Enough Island for 6 months, then to 
Finchhaven, and afterward into New Britain for three 
months, and then back to Finchhaven for two months. 
Was in the landing at Wakde, then in the first wave 
at Noemfor, where his outfit seized the airstrips. Finally, 
into Luzon campaign, where he was wounded, and 
sent to hospital at Tacloban, Leyte. Later returned to 
duty on Luzon, and finally returned to U. S. because 
of accumulated overseas service points. Discharged, 
August 22, 1945. Earned four battle stars, awarded 
Purple Heart decoration and unit citations. Now em- 
ployed in the shipping department, Deaver Dry Goods 
Company, Knoxville, (1950). 

m. June 4, 1949, Mary Jewel Strevel (b. Apr. 19, 1927), 
dau. Herman Strevel of Union County, Tenn. 1 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG VIII Gary Alan 

b. April 1, 1950. 



1. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. yews-Sentinel, May 9, 1939. 



AG VI MAMIE I. DeARMOND (1885- ), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Mamie I. DeArmond, daughter of Francis Marion DeArmond and Kezia Elizabeth 
Guinn, was born, October 21, 1885, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

She married, August 21, 1906, John W. Branum (b. June 24, 1883), son of David 
Palmer Branum and Martha Jane Tyson. 



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181 



Issue: BRANUM 
AG VII Clyde Marion 



Clarice Elizabeth 



Audrey Jane 



Grace Alberta 



Mary Callie 



John Senate 



b. June 15, 1907. 

m. June 15, 1928, Knoxville, Tenn., Mildred Ballard. 
Issue: none (1950) . 

b. Nov. 11, 1908. 
in. first, Fred Henry, 
m. second, Luther M. Kennedy. 
Issue: none (1950) . 

b. Mar. 4, 1910. 

m. 1931, Jack Simpson Burney. 

Issue: BURNEY 
AG VIII Barbara Jean 



Jack Simpson, Jr. 



b. May 27, 1911. 

m. Herbert F. Edgemon. 

Issue: EDGEMON 
AG VIII Herbert F., Jr. 

Mary Elizabeth 



b. Apr. 24, 1932. 
b. Jan. 3, 1944. 



b. Oct. 6, 1929. 
b. Apr. 9, 1932. 



b. Feb. 8, 1913. 

m. Aug. 9, 1930, R. L. Scruggs, Jr. 

Issue: SCRUGGS 
AG VIII William Lee 



Nancy Louise 



b. Aug. 15, 1914. 

m. Virginia Hatmaker. 

Issue: BRANUM 
AG VIII John Senate, Jr. 

Larry Joe 



b. Apr. 16, 1939. 
b. Dec. 29, 1943. 



b. Oct. 19, 1939. 
b. Aug. 3, 1946. 



Christopher Columbus 

b. Dec. 17, 1919. 

m. Mar. 28, 1912, Ruth Rodgers. 

Issue: BRANUM 
AG VIII Judith Ann 

b. May 3, 1947. 
Susan Ruth 

b. Mar. 14, 1952. 



182 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG VI BRUCE DeARMOIND (1882-1950), Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee 

Bruce DeArmond, son of William Alexander DeArmond and Harriet Swaggerty, 
was born at Kimberlin Heights, Knox County, Tenn., July 12, 1882. He was reared on 
his father's farm but after his marriage, lived for a few years at San Bernardino, Cali- 
fornia. Afterwards returned to Knox County, Tennessee, and lived the rest of his life 
on his father's old home place. He died September 15, 1950, and is buried in Gap 
Creek Christian churchyard. 1 

He married, January 18, 1903, Mamie Huffaker (b. July 22, 1880), daughter of 
Bolivar Huffaker and Matilda nee Huffaker, who were first cousins; Rev. Ashley John- 
son, officiating. 1 ' 



Issue: 
AG VII 



DeARMOND 
Maurice 



Fredda 



Jacob Lloyd 



Ola 



Dorothy 



b. Aug. 7, 1906. 

h. a farmer, living near the home place at Kimberlin 

Heights, Tenn. 
m. Oct. 10, 1931, Ruth Finger (b. July 22, 1909) , daughter, 

James Finger & Charlotte Brown. 

Issue: none. 



Brent David 



b. Sept. 15, 1948, an adopted 
child. 



b. Jan. 30, 1909. 

h. single and living at home in 1950. 

b. Mar. 1, 1915. 

m. April 16, 1938, Leona Jones (b. May 19, 1917), dau. 
Clorie E. Jones, Rev. A. F. Baker, officiating. 2 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Bruce Wayne 

b. Dec. 5, 1942. 
Gerald Randolph 

b. Apr. 24, 1946. 

b. Dec. 6, 1916, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

m. Feb. 3, 1939, Middlesboro, Ky., Albert Q. Dickson (b. 
Nov. 4, 1915) , son of Clarence Dickson & Nellie Mae 
Caldwell. He is a graduate of Johnson Bible College, 
Kimberlin Heights, Tenn., and an ordained minister, 
r. Middlesboro, Ky. 



Issue: 


DICKSON 




AG VII 


Martha Ann 
Mary Ruth 


b. Jan. 6, 1940, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

b. Jan. 10, 1946, Johnson 
City, Tenn. 



b. Sept. 29, 1924. 



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m. 1945, Charles Seamons. 

Issue: SEAMONS 
AG VIII Gail 

b. Aug. 9, 1946. 



1. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, Saturday, Sept. 16, 1950. 

2. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

AG VI MOLLY ETHA DeARMOND (1885- ), Bellflower, California 

Molly Etha DeArmond, daughter of William Alexander DeArmond and Harriet 
Swaggerty, was born at Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee, May 29, 1885. She grew to young 
womanhood on her father's farm but since her marriage has lived in California. 

She married, August 27, 1912, San Bernardino, California, Christopher Columbus 
McGinty (b. Aug. 15, 1879, Taylor County, Iowa), son of James Henry McGinty (b. 
July 13, 1841, Decatur County, Ind.; d. Feb. 19, 1912) and Nancy Jane DeLong (b. 
Dec. 7, 1845, Indiana; d. Feb. 26, 1914). He lived as a boy in Kansas and Nebraska, 
and got no schooling until he was 12 years old, and only 2 months out of 12 most 
years. At the age of 17 he was nearly blinded by an accidental powder explosion and 
was 29 years old before he could continue his education. He entered Johnson Bible 
College, Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee, in 1908, where he remained until April, 1912. He 
then went to San Bernardino, California, where he and Molly Etha were married. After- 
wards, he attended Philips Bible Seminary, Canton, Ohio, until 1914, when he returned 
to California because of his mother's death. In 1915, he entered Drake University at 
Des Moines, Iowa, as a part time student due to high cost of living during World War I. 
After the war, he entered public school work, and continued to improve himself by two 
summer courses at State Agricultural College, Ames, Iowa. In 1923, he returned to San 
Bernardino, where he continued in the teaching profession. After summer courses 
at University of Southern California, he entered State Teachers College, Santa Barbara, 
1924. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in education in 1927. Afterwards, 
attended summer classes at David State Agricultural College in 1928, and continued 
to teach until 1933. The low income received by most educators, and his growing 
family forced him to return to the building trade which he had learned as a young 
man, and he is now a licensed general contractor, and living at Bellflower, California. 

Issue: McGINTY 
AG VII Ruth Evelyn 

b. July 28, 1913, Canton, Ohio. 

m. Aug. 16, 1935, San Francisco, Calif., Wallis Frederick 
Hellmuth (b. Oct. 12, 1910, Miller, S. D.) , son of Jacob 
Frederick Hellmuth (b. von Hellmuth, 1840, Kassel, 
Germany; d. July, 1915) and Ida May Hilschimer (b. 
July 25, 1879. Chillicothe, Ohio; d. Mar. 6, 1942). 
Issue: none (1950). 
William Edgar Lloyd 

b. Mar. 16, 1915, San Bernardino, Calif. 

m. June 16, 1940, Las Vegas, Nev., Lillian Estelle Kraska 
(b. Oct. 12, 1916, Chicago, 111.), dau. Joseph Kraska 
(b. Feb. 13, 1888, Poland) and Casmira Rutkowska (b. 
Feb. 25, 1895, Poland) . 
Issue: McGINTY 

AG VIII Diane Sylvia 



184 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Paul Andrew 



Phillip Ray 
James Bruce 



Patricia Kay 
Marilyn Joyce 
Roger Lloyd 



b. Aug. 20, 1941, Long Beach, 
Calif. 

b. Apr. 14, 1944, Long Beach, 
Calif. 

b. Oct. 12, 1945, Long Beach, 
Calif. 

b. Dec. 13. 1946, Long Beach, 
Calif. 



b. Dec. 8, 1918, Bedford, Iowa. 

m. Oct. 19, 1941, Las Vegas, Nev., Violet Marie Krutzfelt 
(b. Mar. 20, 1923, Miles City, Montana) , dau. Carl 
Henry Krutzfelt (b. Oct. 16, 1900, Hamburg, Germany) 
and Mary Anice Chism (b. Oct. 28, 1904, Missouri). 
Issue: McGINTY 

AG VIII Linda Dee 



Sharon Marie 



Kurt Dennis 



b. Oct. 31, 1942, Downey, 
Calif. 

b. Oct. 12, 1945, Downey, 
Calif. 

b. Dec. 28, 1948, Downey, 
Calif. 



b. Jan. 6, 1923, San Bernardino, Calif, 
h. single, 1950. 

b. Dec. 28, 1926, Santa Barbara, Calif, 
h. single, 1950. 



AG VI MAMIE DeARMOND (1893- ), Falls Church, Virginia 

Mamie DeArmond, daughter of Richard Thomas DeArmond and Ella Emerson 
McGhee, was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, July 31, 1893. She attended grammar 
school at Knoxville until her mother moved to Maryville, Tennessee, after the death 
of her father. There she attended private school, Polytechnic High School, and Mary- 
ville College two years. She majored in piano and voice for which she received diploma. 
She met and married her first husband while living at Maryville; afterwards lived at 
Morgantown, West Virginia, and Washington, D. C, and now makes her home at 
Falls Church, Virginia. She is quite active in club work. 

She married first, February 18, 1916, Maryville, Tennessee, 1 James Vincent Hopkins 
(b. Apr. 26, 1894, North Manchester, Ind.; d. July 2, 1934, Huntington, W. Va., of 
coronary thrombosis; g. Morgantown, W. Va.) , son of Lloyd Hopkins and Jessie John- 
son; and a grandson of Samuel Vincent Hopkins and Marie Arnold. James attended 
private school, and Polytechnic High School, Maryville, and graduated from University 
of Tennessee with a B.A. in agriculture. He was a member, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. 
He obtained his M.A. from University of West Virginia. While teaching at Maryville 



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185 



College, he also operated Bellview Dairy, owned jointly by himself and his uncle, 
James L. Clark, and had the first purebred Holstein herd in Tennessee. He was later 
a dairy specialist at University of West Virginia, in the Extension Service. 2 

She married second, November 20, 1942, Washington, D. C, Benjamin Joshua 
Brooks (b. Jan. 4, 1890, Dwyer, Mo.). He attended school in St. Louis County, and 
Manual Training High School, St. Louis, and graduated LLB, George Washington 
University, Washington, D. C, 1926. He is now a traffic and transportation specialist 
with offices in Washington Loan and Trust Bldg., Washington, D. G. He is a member, 
Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity; served in World War I as first lieutenant, Infantry, 
after graduation from officer candidate school; served in World War II as captain 
in Transportation Corps, and was stationed at the Pentagon, Washington. 

Issue: HOPKINS first marriage 
AG VII James Vincent, Jr. 

b. Aug. 9, 1917, Maryville, Tenn.; d. Aug. 21, 1917. 



Clark 



Mary Ella 



b. Oct. 1, 1918, Maryville, Tenn. 

h. graduate and president of his class, Morgantown (W. 
Va.) High School; attended Univ. of W. Va., 2 years; 
member, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity; volunteered for 
service in World War II as pvt.; attended Officer Can- 
didate School, Fort Sill, Okla., and became a captain, 
Field Artillery and served in Europe; released after 5 
years duty. Now a salesman. 

m. first, Kathryn Chronis (Briggs), a widow. 

m. second, Eleanor Marie DeCaprio Santimasimus. 

b. Aug. 10, 1921, Maryville, Tenn. 

h. attended grade and high schools, Morgantown, W. Va.; 
graduate, Western High School, Washington, D. C, 
1938; honor graduate, Washington School for Secre- 
taries, 1939; attended George Washington Univ.; Duke 
Univ.; graduate, Ph.B., Univ. of Chicago, 1947; mem- 
ber, George Washington Univ. chapter, Pi Beta Phi 
sorority. Now (1953) employed, Time, Inc., New 
York City. 



1. Blount County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Dr. Hubert Lyle, pastor, Presbyterian Church, officiating. 

2. Family Record Society. 

3. Washington, D. C. Marriage Records, Dr. Albert Evans, Asst. Pastor, New York Ave. Presbyterian 
Church, officiating. 



186 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG VII FREDERICK FRANCIS DeARMOND (1893- ), Willard, Missouri 

Frederick Francis DeArmond, son of Francis Marion DeArmond and Londa Rush, 
was born in Wright County, Missouri, September 26, 1893. He was reared on his father's 
farm and educated in the public schools of Seymour, Missouri, graduating from Seymour 
High School in 1911, and Springfield (Mo.) Business College, 1911-1912. He worked 
as a bank clerk, insurance salesman, and was in the laundry business in El Paso, Texas. 
Later, he became editor of the trade journal, The Laundryman, New York, 1935-1938. 
He was associate editor, The Nation's Business, Washington, 1938-1942. Afterward, he 
became a free lance writer, and is author of Executive Thinking and Action, McGraw- 
Hill Book Company, 1946, and A Handbook for Route Salesmen, Route Sales Publica- 
tions, 1935. He is co-author, Route Sales Management, reprinted by Moore-Robbins 
Publishing Company, 1948. He is a member, National Press Club, Washington, and 
Springfield (Mo.) Rotary Club; president, 1948, Missouri Writers' Guild, r. R.F.D. No. 
I, Willard, Missouri (1949) . a 

He married, May 8, 1915. Springfield, Missouri, Maude E. Willim (b. Dec. 4, 1891), 
daughter of James Crittenden Willim and Aura Frances Biven. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII James Arthur 

b. May 12, 1916. 
m. Anna Davis. 



1. Data supplied by subject. 

AG VII MITTIE FAIN DeARMOND (1886- ), Rristol, Tennessee 

Mittie Fain DeArmond, daughter of Millard Filmore DeArmond and Margaret 
Rader, was born at Bristol, Tennessee, December 22, 1886. Her mother died when she 
was only five years old and she was reared by her mother's family. 

She married, March 28, 1909, Bristol, Tennessee, David Henry Booher (b. Dec. 7, 
1885, Bristol, Tenn.; d. Nov. 9, 1932), son of Josiah Booher (d. May 1912, a fanner) 
and Tina Marks (d. Feb. 1929) , both of Bristol, Tennessee. He was first bookkeeper, 
then office manager, and finally manager for Charles A. Schieren Company, Bristol, 
Virginia. He was active in church and civic affairs. 

Issue: BOOHER 
AG VIII David Henry, Jr. 

b. Nov. 24, 1909, Bristol, Tenn. 

h. was a captain in Air Transport Command at Jackson- 
ville, Fla., during World War II, and flew for 3 years 
in Europe; then returned to Florida expecting dis- 
charge. Instead, ordered to Hamilton Air Field, and 
from there flew five ranking officers to Japan. After- 
ward secured discharge, returned to Florida and estab- 
lished a soft drink bottling factory and prospered. 
(1948) 

m. Mary Kate Henderson (b. Ga.) at Jacksonville, Fla. 

Issue: BOOHER 
AG IX David Henry III 

b. Jan. 2, 1943. 

Marks Fain 

b. Mar. 5, 1946. 



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187 



James Alexander 



b. May 11, 1911, Bristol, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Duke University; now (1948) secretary, Chat- 
ham Mfg. Co. of Elkin, N. C, at a handsome salary, 
m. in chapel of Duke University, Embree Maxine Slack 
(b. Jan. 1, 1912, Johnson City, Tenn.), dau. Munsey 
Slack (b. Bristol, Tenn.) and Maxine Cox (b. Johnson 
City, Tenn.) . She is a graduate of Duke University, 
and her father was a publisher and owned half interest 
in Bristol Herald-Courier, also a newspaper in John- 
son City. 
Issue: BOOHER 
AG IX James Alexander, Jr. 

b. 
Mahala 

b. 



Feb. 14, 1937, Elkin, N. C. 
May 9, 1940, Elkin, N. C. 



Karl Kenneth 



b. May 5, 1914, Bristol, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Univ. of Chicago, in accounting; now busi- 
ness manager for father-in-law's coal interests in Chi- 
cago. 

m. Nov. 22, 1941, Chicago, Stella Oleson (b. Nov. 24, 
1911), dau. Mr. and Mrs. Marius Oleson (both b. Den- 
mark) . She is a graduate, Virginia Intermont College, 
Bristol, Va., in voice. 



Issue: 
AG IX 



BOOHER 

Sandra Leigh 



b. Feb. 21, 1947, Chicago. 



Margaret Elizabeth 



Jane Reeve 



b. May 25, 1917, Bristol, Tenn. 
h. a registered nurse. 

m. Mar. 2, 1942, Johnson City, Tenn., Gaza Kovack (b. 
May 5, 1918, Pocahuntus, Va.) , son of Aaron Kovack, 
retired business man of Pocahuntus, and Julia — (both 
b. Hungary) . He attended medical college, Richmond, 
Va., one year, before entering Medical Corps, World 
War II, where he served 3 years in South Pacific area 
as staff sergeant. Now (1948) manager, Dealers Ware- 
house Corporation, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Issue: KOVACK 
AG IX David Aaron 

b. Sept. 2, 1944, Johnson 
City, Tenn. 

b. Aug. 5, 1922, Bristol, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Sullins College, Bristol, Va., in voice; after- 
wards took a business course, and presently (1948) sec- 
retary to Gordon Garment Co., Bristol, Va. 

m. Aug. 24, 1942, Bristol, Tenn., James Edmond Stewart 
(b. July 11, 1922, Dante, Va.) , son of H. R. Stewart 



188 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

(b. New York) and Charlotte Long (b. Dante, Va.) , 
and grandson of E. Lee Long (b. Dante, Va.) and 
Charlotte Gish (b. Roanoke, Va.). E. Lee Long is 
president, Clinchfield Coal Corporation, Dante, Va. 
James Edmond is a graduate, Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute, and is now (1948) with the Virginia Highway 
Commission, Richmond, Va. 

AG VII JAMES CALDWELL DeARMOND (1888- ), Bristol, Va. 

James Caldwell DeArmond, son of Millard Filmore DeArmond and Margaret Rader, 
was born at Bristol, Tennessee, March 25, 1888. His mother died when he was three 
years old and he was reared and educated by his mother's family. As a young man, he 
was room clerk at the old Tip Top Hotel. Later, joined the Bristol, Virginia, police 
force as patrolman, and became successively lieutenant, captain, and chief of police. 
Served 43 years in police work, 8 of which were with the Baldwin Felts Detective 
Agency of Roanoke, Virginia, and Bluefield, West Virginia. His health failed in 1945, 
necessitating a major operation, and he retired. 

He married, 1907, Maude Myrtle Sharitz (b. 1885) , daughter of Newton Hershel 
Sharitz (b. April 4, 1858, Rural Retreat, Va.; d. Jan. 20, 1933; a cabinet maker) and 
Virginia Belle Zora Creger (b. Feb. 22, 1864, Rural Retreat; d. June 12, 1941) . Maude 
came to Bristol from Rural Retreat as a 'teen age girl and became a telephone operator 
until her marriage. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Margaret Virginia 

b. April 14, 1909, Bristol, Va. 

h. was bookkeeper and cashier, Lynn Kaylor Grocery Co. 
and Barker Grocery Co. Bristol, before her marriage, 
m. Aug. 28, 1947, Baltimore, Md., Charles Conley King 
of Baltimore (b. Jan. 14, 1905, Whitfield County, Ga.), 
son of James Blueford King (b. May 19, 1881, Murray 
County, Ga.; d. Sept. 12, 1919; a farmer) and Isalee 
Mainous (b. July 20, 1884; Whitfield County, Ga.; d. 
July 18, 1933) . He is a coppersmith with Brooklyn 
Chemical Co., Baltimore (1948) . 
Issue: KING 
AG IX Katherine Yvonne 

b. Mar. 20, 1952, Baltimore. 



Helen Fain 



b. June 20, 1910, Bristol, Va. 

h. was saleswoman for Bristol Home Trade Shoe Co. for 9 
years prior to her marriage. 

m. June 26, 1935, Bristol, Va., Frank William Lambert 
(b. Feb. 6, 1900) , son of James Lambert (b. June 25, 
1872, Shakesville, Va.; d. June 13, 1947; a fanner) and 
Minnie Josie - (b. Apr. 28, 1878, Shakesville, Va.) . 
He is a foreman for Columbia Paper Co. and has been 
with the firm for 25 years. (1948) . 
Issue: LAMBERT 

AG IX Carol Ann 

b. Dec. 11. 1938. 



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189 



Linda Fain 



James Sharitz 



Paul Filmore 



b. Feb. 11, 1942. 



b. June 29, 1912, Bristol, Va. 

h. after completing his schooling, trained as a butcher 
for several years, then entered government munitions 
plant during World War II. Afterwards, operated the 
Monta Vista Grocery Store on Carolina Avenue, Bristol, 
Tenn. 

m. Nov. 26, 1936, Bristol, Va., Bertha Carter (b. June 23, 
1909), dau. Elija Carter (b. Aug. 20, 1870, Mendota, 
Va.; d. Mar. 6, 1948; was a farmer) and Martha Bayes 
(b. Oct. 13, 1875, Mendota, Va.; d. July 21, 1946). 
Issue: none (1948) . 

b. April 23, 1914, Bristol, Va. 

h. route agent for Hecht Bakery; began as a helper in the 
bakery about 1938. 

m. Aug. 22, 1934, Bristol, Va., Margaret Trula Johnston 
(b. Jan. 27, 1917, Roanoke, Va.) , dau. Harris Johnston 
(b. Mar. 29, 1891, Bristol, Tenn.; a foreman in silk 
mill, Roanoke, Va.) and Viola Hagy (b. April 27, 1893, 
Bristol, Tenn.) . 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG IX Sharon Hope 

Gavle Yvonne 



Sept. 
Tenn. 



25, 1936, Bristol, 



Paul Filmore, Jr. 



July 27, 
Tenn. 

May 29, 
Tenn. 



1939, Bristol, 



1946, Bristol, 



Katherine Elizabeth 

b. Mar. 15, 1916, Bristol, Va. 

h. formerly with Bristol Home Shoe Co.; now bookkeeper, 
Inter-Mountain Telephone Co. (1948). 

m. Nov. 7, 1937, Bristol, Va., Ivan Richardson (b. Aug 8, 
1914), son of Charles Uar Richardson (b. Aug. 8, 1889, 
Crockett County, Tenn.; m. Aug. 21, 1912, Troy, Obion 
County, Tenn.; d. Feb. 2, 1929; a farmer) and Dovie 
Lou Kirk (b. Mar. 18, 1887, Obion County, Tenn.). 
Ivan is a blueprint man and designer for radio cabinets 
at Universal Moulded Products Co., Bristol, Va. (1948) . 
Issue: none (1948). 



Herbert Hershel 



b. Feb. 18, 1918, Bristol, Va. 

h. began his business career with Bristol, Va. Fire Depart- 
ment. During World War II was a fireman with 
Hercules Powder Co., Chattanooga; later, insurance 



190 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Robert Clayton 



John Wayne 



agent, Bristol; then, salesman with R. C. Horner Fruit 
Co. r. about 2 miles from Bristol, 
m. July 30, 1938, Bristol, Va., Ardis Moore (b. Mar. 6, 
1919), dau. Alvin Moore (b. Apr. 30, 1892, Mendota, 
Va.; a cabinet maker and farmer) and Berta Hobbs 
(b. Feb. 22, 1901, Mendota, Va.) . 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IX Herbert Hershel, Jr. 

b. Oct. 2, 1939. 
Dickie 

b. May 18, 1942. 
Barba 

b. May 23, 1946. 

b. Nov. 19, 1922, Bristol, Va. 

h. after finishing school, was a machinist helper with 
Universal Moulded Appliance Co., Bristol. During 
World War II, was sent to Oklahoma to a training 
school, and graduated in motor and tractor repair and 
maintenance. Was overseas 3 years with 9th Army, as 
a motor sergeant. Was in the advance through Ger- 
many, and saw and engaged in fighting from the Ruhr 
to the Elbe River; was awarded several medals. Now 
city salesman, Cowan Brothers, wholesalers, Bristol. 
He is 6' 4" tall and weighs 265 lbs. 

m. Mar. 26, 1946, Bristol, Va., Karl Lee Litton (b. Feb. 
22, 1926, Hansonville, Va.) , dau. Houston Litton (b. 
June 28, 1885, Hansonville; a farmer) and Lucy Fogle- 
man (b. Apr. 16, 1888, Hansonville) . 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG IX Janice Kay 

b. Nov. 28, 1947. 

b. Dec. 9, 1924, Bristol, Va. 

h. entered World War II at age of 18; served 2 years and 
9 months overseas; landed on the Anzio beachhead in 
Italy with General Clark's 5th Army. After Anzio, 
fought through Naples and was with Clark's army when 
he took Rome. When the 5th Army was split up, was 
assigned to 7th Army, and fought through France into 
Germany. Was shot during the French campaign and 
hospitalized for 6 months. Afterwards, rejoined his 
outfit, and participated in the capture of Berchtes- 
garten; was in the Battle of Munich and its capture; a 
pfc. and awarded several medals; was with the famous 
Third Division. After release from service, employed 
by a local munitions plant until it closed. Now (1948) 
a machinist with Bristol Mills Company. 

m. May 28, 1948, Bristol, Va., Alma Louise Malcolm (b. 
Nov. 7, 1926, Bristol, Va.), dau. Curtis Malcolm (b. 



Nancy Jane 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 191 

Nov. 26, 1902, Bristol, Va.; boilermaker foreman, East- 
man plant, Kingsport, Tenn.) and Lucy — (b. Sept. 
6, 1902, Bristol, Va.). 



b. June 4, 1933, Bristol, Va. 



AG VII LESLIE CLAUDE DeARMOND (1883- ), Winchester, Kentucky 

Leslie Claude DeArmond, son of Alexander Hamilton DeArmond and Samantha 
Turner Clark, was born at Williamsburg, Kentucky, March 19, 1883. After his parents 
separated, his mother returned to her people at Williamsburg, Kentucky, where she 
died while he was still a child. He and his sister were reared by his mother's people. 
He attended Williamsburg Academy (now Cumberland College) , and on August 8, 
1900, enlisted in the U. S. Regular Army, and served his entire enlistment in the 
Philippine Islands. After his marriage in 1903, he united with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South, and served as a local preacher until 1914. He secured his theological 
training by correspondence from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, and passed his 
courses each year for four years with an average of 91. In 1914, he entered the Ken- 
tucky Conference as a pastor, and served 35 years in the M. E. Church, South, and 
the M. E. Church after the merger of the two religious bodies. He retired from active 
conference work in 1949, and is now doing some supply pastoral work. He makes his 
home at 47 Garner Street, Winchester, Kentucky. 1 

He married first, July 8, 1903, Margaret Alice Harmon (b. Feb. 21, 1886; d. 1934), 
daughter of Israel Harmon and Mary McKeehan. 

He married second, March 20, 1935, Irene Elizabeth Martin (b. Mar. 3, 1911, 
Corinth, Ky.) , daughter of Clarence Martin and Virgie Lee Henry. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VIII Cora Baker 

b. June 30, 1904, Mount Morgan, Ky.; r. 2128 Pitt St., 
Anderson, Ind. 

m. first, April 9, 1926, R. C. Langley (b. Nov. 3, 1906) . 

m. second, Nov. 26, 1932, George Hinderer (b. 1882; d. 
April 7, 1951), son of J. G. Hinderer and Mary Varn- 
holt. He was born in Kentucky but moved to Anderson, 
Indiana, with his parents at the age of 5 years. He 
operated a greenhouse and truck garden; was a member 
of the Eagles Lodge. 2 
Issue: LANGLEY first marriage 

AG IX Mary Elizabeth 

b. Apr. 2, 1927, Covington, 

Ky. 
m. Sept. 4, 1948, Kenneth 

Hoover. 

Issue: HOOVER 
AG X Carlana May, b. 

Apr. 16, 1949; Jane Ber- 

nice. 
Issue: HINDERER second marriage 
AG IX Margaret Bernice 

b. Sept. 4, 1933. 



192 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

George Leslie 



Wesley Frederick 



Mossie Elizabeth 



Audley Bernice 



Bessie Jane 



b. Apr. 30, 1940. 
John James 

b. July 1, 1941. 

b. Apr. 25, 1906, Mount Morgan, Whitley County, Ky.; 
d. July 17, 1936, Covington, Ky. 

b. June 7, 1908, Mount Morgan, Whitley County, Ky.; 

r. 716 Garvey Avenue, Erlanger, Ky. 
m. Dec. 2, 1928, Dorsal Shafer Jones (b. May 11, 1907), 
son of Dorsal Bentz Jones and Carrie Gilbert Metts. 
Issue: JONES 
AG IX Mossie Gilbert 

b. Oct. 2, 1929. 

b. Jan. 19, 1911, Packard, Whitley County, Ky.; r. Stan- 
ford, Ky. 
m. Sept. 8, 1934, Nelson Sutherland (b. July 20, 1910) , 
son of Fred Sutherland and Emma Gray. 
Issue: SUTHERLAND 
AG IX Jane Frances 

b. Jan. 22, 1938. 



b. July 23, 1915, Rockhold, Ky.; r. 716 Garvey Ave., 

Erlanger, Ky. 
m. Oct. 2, 1946, Walter Kenneth Fortner (b. Mar. 8, 
1908) , son of Cleveland Fortner and Grace Gray. 
Issue: FORTNER 
AG IX Kenneth Nelson 

b. Jan. 20, 1948. 
Rex DeArmond 

b. Oct. 20, 1950. 
Paris Israel Rexford 

b. Nov. 3, 1919, Campton, Ky.; r. Box 302, Merryville, 

La. (1951). 

m. July 3, 1941, Helen Blanche Rachal (b. Aug. 2, 1923), 
dau. William M. Rachal and Mac Gary. 
Issue: none (1951) . 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
\G VIII Claude Lee 

b. July 14, 1939, Port Royal, Henry County, Ky. 

1. All the data contained in this biography obtained direct from our subject and his children. 

2. Anderson, Ind. newspaper, Sunday, April 8, 1951. 

AG VII AUDLEY BERNICE DeARMOND (1886- ), Covington, K7. 

Audley Bernice DeArmond, daughter of Alexander Hamilton DeArmond and 
Samantha Turner Clark, was born at Williamsburg, Kentucky, February 2, 1886. She 
was reared and educated by her mother's people since her mother died when she was 
a child. After her marriage, she lived at Grays Knob, Kentucky, where her husband 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 193 

was employed by the Wilson Berger Coal Corporation. After her last child was born, 
her marriage failed, and about 1926-1927, she sold out her possessions and moved to 
Covington, Kentucky, where she secured a divorce, August 1928. 

She married, January 10, 1901, Williamsburg, Kentucky, David Leander Soard (b. 
Nov. 29, 1876, Tazewell, Tenn.). 

Issue: SOARD 
AG VIII Charles Rupert 

b. May 25, 1902, Williamsburg, Ky. 

m. July 28, 1928, Covington, Ky., Flora Mae Brown (b. 
Apr. 11, 1909, Dry Ridge, Ky.) . 
Issue: SOARD 
AG IX Betty Rae 

b. July 16, 1929, Covington, 
Ky.; d. Aug. 1951, Coving- 
ton, Ky. 
m. — Ford. 



Ronald Everett 
Leander Truman 



b. June 23, 1934. 



b. Mar. 26, 1905, Williamsburg, Ky. 

m. first, Apr. 3, 1928, Harlan, Ky., Nancy Griffith (b. Jan. 
2, 1912, Harlan, Ky.) . 
Issue: SOARD first marriage 
AG IX 1. Leslie Eugene 

b. Nov. 2, 1929, Harlan, Ky. 
m. Apr. 2, 1949, Covington, 
Ky.; Dorothy Morrison (b. 
Jan. 5, 1930, Covington, 
Ky.). 
Issue: SOARD 
AG X Dennis Eugene, b. 
June 10, 1950, Covington, 
ky. 
2. Leander Truman, Jr. 

b. Oct. 15, 1931, Covington, 
Ky. 
m. second, Feb. 20, 1937, Lena Evelyn McDonald (b. Feb. 
20, 1918, Covington, Ky.) 
Issue: SOARD second marriage 
AG IX Paul Allen 



Edith Sue 
Lloyd Arthur 

Anna Florence 

Morris Dale 



b. Oct. 27, 1937. 
b. Aug. 5, 1939. 

b. Oct. 30, 1941. 

b. Dec. 25, 1942. 

b. Feb. 14, 1943. 



194 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

David Lawrence 



b. Jan. 14, 1947. 
Michael 

b. Jan. 9, 1948. 
Victor Raymond 

b. Jan. 24, 1950. 



Edith Beryl 



b. May 23, 1907, Williamsburg, Ky. 

m. Nov. 16, 1924, Harlan, Ky., Lloyd Hyde (b. Oct. 5, 
1893, Harlan, Ky.). 
Issue: none (1950) . 
Annetta Gertrude 

b. June 25, 1909; d. July 5, 1909, Kimberlin Heights, 
Tenn. 
Roxie Bernice 

b. Mar. 14, 1911, Middlesboro, Ky.; d. Dec. 4, 1924. 
Thomas Breckenridge 

b. Mar. 27, 1913, Balkan, Ky.; d. Nov. 2, 1913. 
Irene Marie 

b. Dec. 13, 1916, Balkan, Ky. 

m. Oct. 31, 1937, Covington, Ky., Rodger Wilson (b. 
Mar. 15, 1915, Brooksville, Ky.) . Divorced, 1948. 
Issue: WILSON 
AG IX John Stairs 

b. Oct. 25, 1938, Covington, 
Ky. 
Woodrow Sullivan 

b. May 10, 1919, Balkan, Ky. 

h. served 5i/ 2 years in World War II, being among the 
first sent to European theatre. Participated in the as- 
sault at Salerno beach, Italy, 
m. Aug. 11, 1941, Chicago, 111., Lorraine W. Bunkelman 
(b. Mar. 8, 1919, Milan, Wis.). 
Issue: SOARD 
AG IX Suzanne Elizabeth 

b. July 12, 1942, Owen, Wis. 
Geneva Lorraine 

b. Jan. 2, 1923, Balkan, Ky. 

h. served in World War II in Women's Corps, U. S. 

Marines, and was stationed in California, 
m. Nov. 15, 1942, Covington, Ky., William R. Frederick 
(b. July 21, 1922, Cincinnati, Ohio). He served in 
World War II and saw duty in the South Pacific area. 
Issue: FREDERICK 
AG IX Kathrine Elaine 

b. Apr. 26, 1947. 

AG VII SHIRLEY LEE ERNEST DeARMOND (1889-1948), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Shirley Lee Ernest DeArmond, son of John Rosecrans DeArmond and Nancy Alice 
Roberts, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, October 20, 1889. He attended Bell House 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 195 

School, Hampden Sydney School for Boys, and Knoxville High School. His mother 
died during his babyhood and he was reared by his stepmother. After his father's 
death, he made his home with his maternal grandparents, and lived in West Knoxville. 
His maternal uncle, William T. Roberts, then a 'teen age boy, took a great interest in 
Shirley, and when he later entered the retail grocery business on Fort Sanders Street at 
Euclid Avenue, he took the boy in as a helper. Later, Shirley became a partner in the 
business with his uncle, and the business was moved to West Clinch Avenue at Tenth 
Street, where it prospered. Shirley eventually sold his interest to his uncle and launched 
out on his own on Cornell Avenue near the Louisville $c Nashville railroad yards. 
In later years, he operated a large and prosperous business on South Central Street, 
near Willow Avenue. After several years of operation, the building suffered a severe 
fire. After disposing of the damaged stock, Shirley re-entered business in the Forest 
Avenue Market, in partnership with his son, Jack, and left the active operation of the 
business in Jack's hands. This business was restricted to the supply of hotels, restaurants 
and institutions. 

In the meantime, Shirley had gotten interested in the salvage, wrecking and razing 
business, and now devoted his time to this enterprise with Reagan Branch, the opera- 
tion being a three-way partnership including, Shirley, his son, Jack, and Reagan Branch. 
This business grew rapidly and Shirley began to amass considerable real estate hold- 
ings, consisting of business locations, residential and farm developments. He had 
purchased, a number of years previously, a large and historic old brick mansion on 
Third Creek Pike, with a large farm, which became his home. He developed a large 
spring into an artificial lake in front of his home and stocked it thoroughly with finger- 
lings. He became an authority on the appraisal of real estate, building materials, and 
contractural undertakings, and his expert testimony was often requested in court actions. 
He was a man of almost inexhaustible energy and was never idle. He was a born 
trader, and there are many tales of his trades involving one or two hours activity which 
earned him from several hundred to several thousand dollars. On one occasion, he 
entered into a contract to raze the once-famous Lake Toxaway Hotel, a huge and 
rambling frame structure in Western North Carolina, against the advice and opposition 
of his partners, which became so strong that at one time in the negotiations he asked 
his brother if he would join him in the enterprise if his partners refused. His partners 
finally went along with him, and when they sold the furnishings of the hotel and before 
they began the razing operations, they had cleared more profit than they had expected 
from the entire operations. But for federal taxes, this contract alone would have created 
for Shirley a comfortable estate. 

In spite of his keen business acumen, he was a warm, friendly, and generous person. 
Known familiarly as "Shirl" to all his friends, he was well known, admired and liked 
by a host of Knoxville citizens. He was a man of no pretense, and his absolute sin- 
cerity was never questioned. He was a person of deep and constant attachments; de- 
voted to his family, this devotion flowing out to include his brother and his brother's 
family, his wife's brother and sisters, nephews and nieces. His endless activity finally 
took its toll of his body and his health became impaired for 10 years before his death. 
While there was no inherited heart weakness, the constant demands made on it by his 
overworked body created high blood pressure which developed an angina complication 
which brought on several heart attacks, but his death was sudden and instantaneous 
and unexpected. He died at Kingston Pike Hospital, Knoxville, September 1, 1948. 
Interment was in the family plot in Woodlawn cemetery. 

He married first, November 16, 1906, 1 just after his seventeenth birthday, Sarah 
Grace Bolton (b. Feb. 25, 1891; d. Aug. 15, 1937; g. Woodlawn c), daughter of Robert 



196 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Lincoln Bolton (b. Sale Creek, Tenn.) and Margaret Elizabeth Byerley (b. Grainger 
County, Tenn.) . Grace was a friendly, thoroughly honest person with complete con- 
fidence in her ability to accomplish any task. She never met a stranger and wasted 
no time on self pity ever. She had a cheerful disposition, and was always in a sunny 
mood. She and her husband remained sweethearts until her death. She was fatally 
injured in an automobile collision near her son's home, and died within an hour. 

He married second, October 20, 1938, Myrtle Donald Bolton (b. Dec. 2, 1885, Sale 
Creek, Tenn.) , sister of his first wife. Issue: none. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VIII Jack Warren 

b. July 27, 1908, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Shirley Lee Ernest, Jr. 

b. Aug. 1, !9!7; d. May 1, 1930; g. Woodlawn c. 
h. died of peritonitis following acute appendicitis; an 
emergency operation at 1 o'clock in the morning was in 
vain. 



Herbert Carlisle 



b. Jan. 4, 1919, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Knoxville High School; attended University 
of Tennessee. In 1941, went to Washington, D. C, and 
was employed as inspector of ordnance materials at 
Naval Ordnance depot. Entered military service with 
Army Engineers Corps, Aug. 26, 1944; took his basic 
training at Camp Claiborne, La.; later stationed for 6 
weeks at Gander Field, Newfoundland. After hostilities 
ceased, served 1 year at Camp Hood, Texas, and was 
discharged in March 1947. Now (1953) associated with 
his brother in the wrecking business. 

m. Oct. 2, 1941, Washington, D. C, Inez Barbara Crawley 
(b. Feb. 10, 1921, Knox County, Tenn.), dau. Joseph 
Crawley and Dorothy Lee Smith. 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG IX Shirley Jo 

Herbert Carlisle, Jr. 
Barbara Lynn 



b. Dec. 4, 1942, Washington, 
D. C. 

b. Mar. 1, 1945, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

b. Aug. 25, 1952, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 



Alice Jane 



b. Sept. 1, 1926, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Central High School, Knoxville, and Univer- 
sity of Tennessee with B.S. degree in Home Economics. 

m. July 28, 1949, 2 Knoxville, Tenn., Robert Coley Searle, 
Jr. (b. July 28, 1917, Knoxville), son of Robert Coley 
Searle, Sr. and Gertrude Coleman.' He attended Uni- 
versity of Tennessee and is a graduate, Atlanta Chris- 



LINE A-2-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DERMOND 197 

tian College, and an ordained minister in the Christian 

Church. 

Issue: none (1953) . 

1. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records, Rev. E. C. Wilson, officiating. 

2. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, July 29, 1949. 

3. Gertrude Coleman is a sister of Margaret Coleman DeArmond, wife of Alice Jane's brother, Jack 
Warren. 

AG VII ROSCOE CARLISLE d'ARMAND (1892-1972), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Roscoe Carlisle d'Armand, son of John Rosecrans d'Armand (DeArmond) and 
Loudema Vashti McCalman, was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, Dec. 11, 1892. He 
obtained his education from Bell House elementary school, Highland Avenue Grammar 
school, Hampden Sydney Boys High and Knoxville High schools, and Remington 
School of Languages. 

After completing a course in accounting, he was employed as bookkeeper with T. E. 
Burns Company of Knoxville, the south's first modern grocery. In 1913, he became 
general bookkeeper for Tate Spring Hotel, Tate Spring, Tenn., and returned to T. E. 
Burns Company in 1915. In 1917, he went to Miller's department store as assistant credit 
manager, where he remained for six years, with time out for service in the First World 
War. He left there after becoming credit manager, and took the same position with 
Sterchi Brothers, furniture dealers. In 1927, he became secretary-manager of the Knox- 
ville Automobile Club, where he remained eight years. During his management, the 
club changed its name to East Tennessee Automobile Club and expanded its territory 
to include most of East Tennessee, its primary civic function during those years being 
the promotion of the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 1935, 
he resigned and opened his offices in the Mercantile Building, engaging in real estate, 
insurance and investments. 

Our subject served in World War I from June 1918 until January 1919, being 
stationed at Jacksonville, Florida, at Camp Joseph E. Johnston, in the Quartermaster 
Corps and later, Transportation Corps. On the basis of this service, he received an 
appointment as second lieutenant, Quartermaster Corps, Officers Reserve Corps, January 
8, 1925. He was recalled to active duty for service in World War II, on Jan. 11, 1942, 
and was stationed at the Quartermaster School, Camp Lee, Va., first as instructor, then 
battalion commander, 3rd Q. M. Regiment, and on August 10, 1942, became executive 
officer of the same regiment. On December 7, 1942, he was assigned as commanding 
officer, 278th Q. M. Service Battalion, Camp Sutton, North Carolina, which unit he 
activated and trained. The unit was moved by rail to Utah Q. M. Depot, Ogden, Utah, 
in February 1943, where its training was continued. Its training completed, the unit 
was shipped overseas, and our subject was sent to Fort Warren, Wyoming. From there 
he was ordered overseas, sailing from San Francisco, October 18, 1943. He was assigned 
for duty as Quartermaster Supply Officer, under the Base Quartermaster, Port Moresby, 
New Guinea, and on August 1, 1944, became base quartermaster. In November, 1944, 
he was ordered to duty with Base M, which was staging in Leyte, Philippine Islands. 
He served first as liaison officer to Sixth Army, and afterwards as beach quartermaster. 
He was hospitalized, December 24, 1944, and eventually returned to U. S., where he 
was released from active duty, April 30, 1945. 

He married, June 17, 1924, Knoxville, Virginia Luck Berger (b. Nov. 1, 1898, 
Burkeville, Va.) , daughter of Thomas Carson Berger 1 and Rose Martha Graves, Dr. 
William F. Blackard, officiating. Virginia is a graduate, Randolph Macon Institute; 
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in piano, organ and voice; and also studied voice 
with LaForge in New York. He died September 27, 1972 in Knoxville. 



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Issue: d'ARMAND 
AG VIII Nilla Luck 



Rose Nowlin 



Noel Dow 



Virginia Carlisle 



b. Oct. 13, 1926, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, St. Catherine's School, Richmond, Va.; at- 
tended Stratford College, Danville, Va. 

m. Sept. 8, 1947, Middlesboro, Ky., William Blakely 
Buckley (b. Feb. 21, 1921, Charleston, S. C), son of 
Lewis Whiting Buckley and Elizabeth Coleman. Wil- 
liam graduated from Pineville (Ky.) High School; and 
on April 7, 1942, joined the U. S. Marine Corps, World 
War II, and took his basic training at Paris Island. He 
was sent overseas on December 7, 1942, and stationed 
successively in New Caledonia; Melbourne, Australia; 
Milne Bay, New Guinea; New Britain Island; Russell 
Islands; and Peleliu Island. He participated in the 
initial assault on Okinawa, April 1945, and the subse- 
quent violent battles for possession of the island. He 
was returned from Okinawa to the United States, July 
26, 1945, and was released from service, April 8, 1946. 
He afterwards graduated from University of Tennessee, 
with a degree in botany; and later was recalled to active 
duty with the Marine Corps for one year during the 
Korean War. Now (1954) with Forestry Division, Ten- 
nessee Valley Authority. 
Issue BUCKLEY 

AG IX Thomas Whiting 

b. Apr. 27, 1951, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 



b. Aug. 11, 1929, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Knoxville High School; graduate, language 
school, Laval University, Quebec; graduate, Institut de 
Tourraine, Tours, France. Afterwards studied art. 

m. Aug. 30, 1951, Knoxville, George Clarke Watkins, Jr. 
(b. Dec. 25, 1926, Ripley, Tenn.), son of George Clark 
Watkins, Sr. and Lois Moriarty. He attended Baldwin- 
Wallace College, University of Michigan, University of 
Mississippi, and is a graduate, LL.B. Law College, 
University of Tennessee, 1952. Served in World War 
II with the Navy; now (1953) an engineering student, 
University of Tennessee. 
Issue: none (1953). 

b. Aug. 3, 1933, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. Oct. 13, 1934, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. attended boarding school, Philadelphia; now (1953) , 
student, Anderson (S. C.) College. 



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John Berger 

b. Nov. 15, 1935, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, West High School, Knoxville; now a student. 
University of Virginia (1954) . 



1. Ida Hank Swarts, The Berger Family of Pittsylvania County, Va. (1910), privately printed. 



200 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Jack. Warren, Jr. 



AG VIII JACK WARREN DeARMOND (1908- ), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Jack Warren DeArmond, son of Shirley Lee Ernest DeArmond and Sarah Grace 
Bolton, was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, July 27, 1908. He graduated from Knoxville 
High School and attended the University of Tennessee. Afterwards, entered his father's 
business, later operating a wholesale staple grocery supply house. After his father's 
death, he continued in the wrecking and salvage business, and dealt in real estate, and 
has achieved considerable success. He now lives on Paper Mill Road, Knoxville. 

He married, December 31, 1928, Knoxville, Margaret Coleman (b. Jan. 18, 1906), 
daughter of Charles B. Coleman and Margaret Weisgarber. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IX Shirley Coleman 

b. May 10, 1930, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Milligan (Tenn.) College; now (1953) teach- 
ing. 

b. Aug. 19, 1931, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Bearden High School, Knox County, Tenn.; 

now in military service, U. S. Air Force (1953) . 
m. Sept. 3, 1951, Knoxville, Doris Katherine Imbusch (b. 

June 23, 1932), daughter of Anthony Fred Imbusch 

and Troy Lambert. 

b. Feb. 28, 1933, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Bearden High School, where he was a star 

football player; attended Milligan College and served 

in the army, 
m. July 31, 1953, Knoxville, Tenn., Patricia Rhea Wilson 

(b. June 5, 1931, Damascus, Va.) , daughter of Rhea 

David Wilson and Ottie Mae Bryan. 

b. Dec. 17, 1936, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. a student (1953) , Bearden High School. 



David Ray 



Margaret Elizabeth 









LINE A-3 

RICHARD DEARMOND 

of 

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



201 



202 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG II RICHARD DEARMOND (1743-1802), Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 

Richard Dearmond, son of James d'Armond and Mary Johnston, was born on his 
father's farm in West Hanover township, Lancaster (now Dauphin) County, Penn- 
sylvania, September 1. 1743. His father died in 1748 1 and in his will appointed Rev- 
erend Richard Sankey as guardian for his children, and bequeathed the home place to 
his son, Richard. Richard was reared by his widowed mother, along with his brothers 
and sisters, until they reached maturity. About 1760, his brothers, Thomas and John, 
married and migrated to North Carolina. His mother died in 1779 and willed her 
"lands" to Richard. 2 Subsequent to his mother's death, Richard must have purchased 
from his brother, John, the farm bequeathed to John by his father, as later deeds to 
this property passed through Richard's hands. 8 

He served with distinction in the Revolutionary War in 1778 and 1779, being shown 
as a private in 1st Company, Sixth Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, and in 1780 
being shown as Quartermaster with the same organization. 4 In early tax records his 
name was recorded as 'Dermond' and 'Dermont' but eventually became shown as 
'Dearmond'. He followed the pursuit of farming, was a substantial land holder, was 
active in county and religious affairs, and was a man of influence in his community. 8 
He died November 17, 1802, and is buried in the Old English "Cemitary", Grant- 
ville, East Hanover. His grave is marked by a large slab of granite which also covers his 
wife and children, James and Margaret. 

In his mature years, Richard married Eleanor Stewart (b. May 4, 1753; d. Feb. 19, 
1830; g. beside her husband), daughter of Andrew Stewart (q.v.) and Mary Dinwiddie. 

Issue: DEARMOND' 
AG III James 

b. Oct. 21, 1782, Hanover, Penna.; d. single, Jan. 7, 

1812, Hanover, Penna. 
h. after his father's death, he became titular head of the 
family, according to the 1810 census for Dauphin 
County. 7 He was appointed joint administrator with 
his mother, for his father's estate until his death. 8 

b. 1784, Hanover, Penna.; d. Antioch, Ohio, 
m. Nov. 15, 1804, John McCreight, son of Captain James 
McCreight. 9 



Mary ("Polly") 

Elizabeth 

Eleanor 

Andrew Stewart 
Margaret 
Matilda Dinwiddie 



b. Hanover, Penna.; d. Aurora, 111. 
m. April 11, 1813, Robert Miller. 

b. Sept. 18, 1788, Hanover, Penna. 

b. Mar. 19, 1790, Hanover, Penna. 

b. Mar. 1, 1793; d. single, May 6, 1824. 

b. Hanover, Penna.; d. Elmyra, N. Y. 
m. Hanover, Penna., Nathan Reynolds. 



1. See Appendix, James d'Armond, Last Will k Testament. 

2. See Appendix, Mary Dermond, Last Will & Testament. 

3. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 1, p. 651, June 23, 1789. 

"At a special meeting at the Surveyors General, the title deeds of Richard Dearmond (and a certifi- 






LINE A-3-DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD DEARMOND 203 

cate of Benjamin Wallace, William Brown and Richard Johnston certifying that Dearmond and others 
who claimed under one Mr. Neely who it is said purchased of Alexander Blaine) being examined and 
considered, a Patent is allowed to issue for 132 acres land in Hanover township, Dauphin County, 
surveyed on Warrant dated the 5th December 1737." This relates, apparently, to grant of land 
issued to Richard's father on January 18, 1737, warrant being issued to "James Darn", and this 
action was required to establish the relationship and ownership clouded by the dissimilarity in spelling 
of the surname. 

4. Pennsylvania Archives, Series V, Vol. 7, p. 541. Company of Captain William McCullough, 1st Co., 
6th Battalion, Lancaster County Militia, 1778 and 1779: Richard Deyarmond, private. 

Ibid., p. 909, May 4, 1780. Richard Dearman, 4th class, Quartermaster, Lancaster County Militia, 
1st Company, 9th Battalion. 

5. Ibid., Series III, Vol. 2, p. 597. Land Office, March 4, 1775. Isaac Skyler enters a Caveat against 
the Acceptance of a survey or granting a patent to Richard Dearmond for a tract of about 100 acres 
of land joining the lands of Timothy Green, said Dearmond and Wm. Wright in Hanover Township, 
Lancaster County, alleging that the right thereof is vested in him. 

Ibid., Series V, Vol. 13, p. 404. Richard Deyarmond took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of 
Pennsylvania, in Hanover township, Lancaster County, Penna., Aug. 4, 1777. 

Ibid., Series ?, Vol. 17, pp. 146, 621. Richard Derment, West Hanover township, Lancaster County, 
assessed in 1779 with 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle, tax 12/0. 

Crumrine, History of Dauphin County, p. 426. Richard Dearmond was Overseer of Poor in 1779, 
and Overseer of Roads, 1789. 

Dauphin County Land Assessments. Richard Dearmond, Hanover township, assessed 232 acres, in 
1781. 

Pennsylvania Archives, Scries III, Vol. 17, p. 690. Richard Dearmond assessed in 1782, Hanover 
township, Lancaster County, with 235 acres, 4 horses, 4 cattle, 2 servants. Tax 9/10/0. 
Ibid., Vol. 24, p. 579, Dec. 7, 1787. Survey of 210 acres to Richard Dearmon, Dauphin County 
Warrantees of Land. 

In 1787 Richard Deyarmond signed the call for a pastor at Hanover Church. 

Northumberland County, Penna., Deed Book E, p. 391, Dec. 30, 1791. Deed from Wm. Morrison to 
Richard Dearmund of Dauphin County, Pa. for property located in Lycoming township, Northumber- 
land County, Pa. Recorded May 15, 1792. 

Ibid., Deed Book G, p. 89. Agreement between parties supra, dated March 26, 1792, conveying land 
in Lycoming township. 

Ibid., Deed Book F, p. 273, Feb. 4, 1793. Henry Walker and another to Richard Dermond, recorded 
Oct. 16, 1793, conveying property located in Lycoming township, Northumberland County. 

6. 1790 U. S. census, Dauphin County, Penna. Richard Dearmond with 2 males over 16; 2 males under 
16; 4 females. 

1800 U. S. census. West Hanover township, Dauphin County, Penna. Richard DeArmond with 1 male 
over 45; 1 male, 16-26; 1 male under 10; 1 female over 45; 2 females, 10-16; 3 females under 10. 

7. 1810 U. S. census, West Hanover township, Dauphin County, Penna. James Dearmond with 1 male, 
26-45; 2 males, 10-16; 1 female over 45; 2 females, 16-26; 2 females, 10-16. 

8. Dauphin County, Penn., Orphan's Court. Dec. 29, 1802, James Dearmond was appointed administrator 
joint with his mother, Eleanor DeArmond, for estate of his father, Richard DeArmond. 

Ibid., Mar. 8, 1815. After James' death, his brother, Andrew Stewart DeArmond was appointed 
administrator for his estate, and for his father's estate as well. 

9. Egle's Notes & Queries, 1st Series, p. 195. [Married] Thursday, Nov. 15, 1804, John McCreight, son 
of James McCreight, Esq. and Miss Polly Deyarmond, daughter of the late Richard Deyarmond, 
deceased, all of Hanover township, Dauphin County, Pa. 

Crumline, History of Dauphin County, p. 426. Capt. James McCreight, Esq., assessed with 100 acres. 



204 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG III ELEANOR DEARMOND (1788-1851), Granville, Illinois 

Eleanor Dearmond, daughter of Richard Dearmond and Eleanor Stewart, was born 
on her father's farm in West Hanover township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Sep- 
tember 18, 1788. After the death of her young husband, she went to Mercerburg, 
Franklin County, Ohio, to keep house for her uncle, Charles Stewart, 1 taking with her, 
her daughter, Eleanor Jane, and her infant son, Stephen, Jr. Her eldest son, Richard 
DeArmond, went to live with his uncle, General John Harrison, 2 at East Hanover, 
Pennsylvania, while her daughter, Mary Eleanor, went to her "Uncle Henry D'Armond" 
who lived in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Eleanor died in Granville, Illinois, February 
11, 1851. 

She married, in 1814. Stephen Harrison (b. Oct. 1795, West Hanover twsp., 
Penna.; d. July 31, 1822) , son of Isaac Harrison 2 and Sarah Stevens. 

Issue: HARRISON 2 
AG IV Richard DeArmond 

b. Aug. 26, 1815, Dauphin County, Penna. 



twins: 



Sarah Stevens 

Mary Eleanor 
Eleanor Jane 
Stephen, Jr. 



b. Jan. 28, 1817; d. in infancy. 

b. Jan. 28, 1817. 
b. Feb. 23, 1820. 



b. Mar. 26, 1823, posthumously. 

1. See Related Families, Andrew Stewart of Lancaster County, Penna. 

2. See Related Families, Isaac Harrison of Dauphin Countv, Penna., and descendants. 

AG III ANDREW STEWART DEARMOND (1790-1839), Harrisburg, Penna. 

Andrew Stewart Dearmond, son of Richard Dearmond and Eleanor Stewart, was 
born at his father's home in West Hanover township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 
March 19, 1790. After the death of his brother, James, in 1812, Andrew was appointed 
administrator for his brother's estate and also replaced James as administrator for his 
father's estate, on March 8, 1815. 1 From a will filed in Westmoreland County, Penn- 
sylvania, we find that Andrew S. Dearmond who was the administrator of James Dear- 
mond who was the administrator of Richard for land in Erie and Dauphin Counties, 
Pennsylvania, gave bond to the legal heirs of the persons for whom they were admin- 
istrator. He was a construction engineer, farmer, and merchant. 

During the War of 1812, he enlisted, August 26, 1814, in the 66th Regiment, as a 
volunteer, Captain Walker commanding. 2 His enlistment expired March 5, 1815, his 
residence being given as Dauphin County and York, Pennsylvania, as place of ren- 
dezvous, distance 38 miles. 8 

He died December 11, 1839, at Harrisburg. Pennsylvania. 4 

He married, September 15, 1818. Harrisburg, Penna., 4 Eliza Rose Chambers of 
Trenton, New Jersey (b. May 12, 1799: d. May 5, 1880),° daughter of Alexander 
Chambers, Jr. and Elizabeth Eyre. After her husband's death, she lived with her 
nephew, Alexander Roberts, at 10 S. Market Square, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 4 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Richard Chambers 

b. Aug. 25, 1819, Harrisburg, Penna. 



1. Dauphin County, Penna., Orphans CouK. 



LINE A-3-DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD DEARMOND 205 

2. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 8, p. 912. 

3. Ibid., p. 907. 

4. U. S. Pension Records, War of 1812 Pensions, application for pension, dated March 31, 1855, at 
Philadelphia, Penna. "Mrs. Eliza R. Dearmond, aged 55 years, a resident of Philadelphia, declares 
that she is the widow of Andrew S. Dearmond, deceased, who was a private in the Company of 
Captain Thomas Walker in the Regt of Penna. Volunteers, in the War with Great Britain declared 
by the United States on 1st of June 1812. That she was married (in a state of marriage) to soldier 
in 1839 and her maiden name was Chambers. She makes application for Bounty Land under Act 
of 28 Sept. 1850 upon which she obtained a Land Warrant for 40 acres, numbered 67, 167, which she 
has Legally disposed of and cannot now return. She makes declaration for the purpose of obtaining 
additional Bounty Land to which she may be entitled under Act of 3 March 1855. Signed: Eliza R. 
Dearmond. 

James and Ann Cowden declare that they are personally acquainted with the above and saw her 

sign. Their address is 233 North 9th Street, Philadelphia. Alexander Roberts states that he is the 

nephew of Eliza Dearmond and that she lives with him at his home in Harrisburg, 10 S. Market 

Square. 17 Aug. 1875. 

Soldier enlisted 27 Aug. 1814; discharged 5 Dec. 1814. 

Marriage of soldier, 15 Sept. 1818 at Harriiburg. 

Maiden name of wife, Eliza R. Chambers. 

Soldier died, 11 Dec. 1839 at Harrisburg. 

Widow died, about 1880 at Harrisburg. 

Soldier was a farmer, afterward a merchant. He was born in W. Hanover township, Dauphin County. 

Widow resided 1850 at Harrisburg, Dauphin County. 1855-1875 at Harrisburg." 

5. Egle's Notes & Queries, Vol. 1. 



206 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG IV RICHARD CHAMBERS DeARMOND (1819-1865), Philadelphia, Penna. 

Richard Chambers DeArmond, son of Andrew Stewart DeArmond and Eliza Rose 
Chambers, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, August 25, 1819. He attended schools 
in Harrisburg and in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and entered Princeton University 
as a sophomore, November 8, 1838. He graduated on the last Wednesday of September 
1841. He was admitted to the bar at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1844. In 1849, he 
settled in Columbia, Pennsylvania, and in 1851, removed to Philadelphia, where he 
became a merchant. He also owned a line of canal boats operating between Columbia 
and Holidaysburg. 

He was a strict and devout Christian and became a clerk of the Presbyterian Board 
of Home Missions. Sunday was a day of worship and Richard insisted it be devoted 
to church and Sunday School and Bible study. A letter to his son, Andrew Goodrich, 
who was in the army during the Civil War, epitomizes his religious devotion. "You 
cannot imagine how much pleasure your short letter gave us at noon today, and yet 
we were pained too at one expression you used. Do not, my Dear Son, allow yourself 
to acquire the degrading habit of— shall I call it profanity— well, of using low language. 
I know you would have this and many other temptations to contend against in Camp 
life— but I trusted and still trust that the Almighty would keep you and restore you 
to your home pure and honest. Remember you have your testimony to bear of the 
truth of the Christian religion— and ever look to the Captain of Your Salvation for 
guidance and direction. If you faithfully commit your affairs to Christ he will keep 
you both bodily and spiritually. We do not forget to pray for you— do not forget to 
pray for yourself. Next Sabbath is Communion, we wish you could be home with us— 
We will not forget you at the Home of Grace. You have gone to be a Soldier— do not 
flinch now— and do not shirk any duty. The trial will soon be over— and it will be 
a very gratifying reflection that you have done your whole duty. With love from the 
whole family, I subscribe myself, Your affectionate father, R. C. DeArmond. P. S. Be 
faithful unto death and He will give you a Crown of Life." 

He died suddenly of spotted fever, February 7, 1865, at Philadelphia. 

He married, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1845, Eliza Matilda Kellogg (b. 
Dec. 23, 1823, Towanda, Pa.; d. Mar. 6, 1883, Fernwood, Delaware County, Penna.), 
daughter of Alvah Kellogg and Mary Morse. After the death of her husband, Eliza 
operated her home with more relaxed discipline than had been enjoyed while her 
husband was living. The older children sought employment while Eliza reared the 
four younger ones. She encouraged her children to bring their friends into the home 
and enjoy music. The daughters played the organ and banjoes, Andrew and William 
were flutists, and George was an expert accordianist. They enjoyed singing, George 
and Andrew having good tenor voices. The carpets were rolled back, and George 
taught his brothers and sisters to dance. In short, Eliza faced modern social trends 
and marched with them, even permitting the youngsters to play cards which had all too 
recently been considered a part of the Devil's workshop. Eliza was a woman of wisdom, 
diplomacy, and tremendous energy but her body was not equal to her driving spirit. 
She contracted tuberculosis which caused her death. She was nursed by her three 
daughters and so ignorant was medical science of the proper treatment for this disease 
in those days that all three contracted t. b. from their mother and died of it. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Andrew Goodrich 

b. Mar. 27, 1846, Harrisburg, Penna. 
William Chambers 

b. July 27, 1848, Harrisburg, Penna. 



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207 



James Cowden 

George Johnes 

Frank 

Eliza Rose 

Powell 

Anne 



Matilda 



b. Jan. 15, 1851, Harrisburg, Penna. 
b. Feb. 18, 1853, Philadelphia, Penna. 
b. Apr. 29, 1855; d. Aug. 7, 1855. 
b. Oct. 16, 1856; d. Jan. 15, 1881. 
b. Oct. 15, 1859, Philadelphia, Penna. 

b. Aug. 17, 1861, Philadelphia, Penna.; d. Aug. 26, 1883, 

Beverly, N. J. 
h. a beautiful girl, she died at the home of her brother, 

William Chambers, of tuberculosis contracted while 

nursing her mother. 

b. April 2, 1864; d. Sept. 12, 1891, Beverly, N. J., at the 
home of her brother, William Chambers. 



208 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG V ANDREW GOODRICH DeARMOND (1846-1923), Swarthmore, Penna. 

Andrew Goodrich DeArmond, eldest child of Richard Chambers DeArmond and 
Eliza Matilda Kellogg, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1846, When 
the Civil War broke out, he enlisted in E. Spencer Miller's Dalgren Howitzer Battery 
of Independent Artillery as corporal. On June 19, 1863, he re-enlisted to serve for the 
emergency, as 2nd lieutenant of Captain E. Spencer Miller's Company of Independent 
Battery Volunteers. He was discharged, July 25, 1863 (?) , at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 
by reason of the expiration of the term of service, by E. Spencer Miller, Captain, 
commanding the company. 1 

Andrew was preparing for college when his father died in 1865, so he abandoned his 
plans for college and went into the printing business. In 1872, he moved to Town 
Point, Maryland, and engaged in farming. In 1874, he bought a farm at Swarthmore, 
Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and took up dairy farming, breeding a herd of pedi- 
greed Alderney cows. He formed the Swarthmore Land Improvement Company and 
was made president. As the farms disappeared and small suburban estates began to 
appear with no more than an acre of ground apiece, he lost interest and moved to 
California. He grew oranges and grapefruit for a few years, but because of the distance 
from the eastern markets and the lack of good transportation, he moved to Florida and 
took up truck gardening. 

In his late seventies, his health began to fail and he was advised to seek a higher 
altitude. He moved to North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, where he died, January 12, 
1923. 

He married, November 3, 1869, Philadelphia, Lizzie Douglas Foulks (b. July 23, 
1847, Philadelphia; d. Oct. 27, 1936, Swarthmore, Penna.) , daughter of Charles T. 
Foulks and Mattie Douglass. She was a graduate of Westchester State Teachers College, 
and became famous as a writer of religious songs under the name "Lizzie DeArmond". 
Among her best known hymns are // your Heart Keeps Right and Good Night, Good 
Morning. Homer Rodeheaver, noted evangelical singer, used many of her hymns 
when he worked with Billy Sunday, and when she died, he canceled all engagements 
and went to Swarthmore, and sang her hymns at her funeral. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Eleanor 

b. July 15, 1871, Philadelphia; d. 1898, Calif. 

m. William Holt of Morton, Delaware County, Penna.; 

a stone cutter who afterwards moved to California. 

Issue: HOLT 



AG VII William Jr. 



Eleanor 



Linda 



Alice 



b. Feb. 20, 1893, Swarthmore, 
Penna.; d. 1893. 

b. 1894, Swarthmore, Penna.; 
r. California. 
Issue: 2 children. 

m. — Hamilton; r. Calif. 
Issue: HAMILTON 
AG VIII 2 children 

m. & r. Calif. Issue: none. 



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209 



Richard Chambers 



George Johnes 



Linda 



b. Aug. 2, 1873, Town Point, Maryland; d. Aug. 19, 1902. 
h. formed a partnership with his wife's brothers, as con- 
tractors and builders. On Aug. 19, 1902, he went on 
an excursion by train to one of the New Jersey sea- 
shore resorts. After he boarded the train for the re- 
turn trip in the late afternoon, the car in which he 
was sitting was wrecked in the yards while being 
switched, and Richard was killed. 
m. April 12, 1893, Philadelphia, Margaret Arthur. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Arthur 

b. May 2, 1894. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII 4 children 

b. Nov. 26, 1895; d. Dec. 2, 
1895. 

m. Lex Neuman. 

Issue: NEUMAN 
AG VIII 2 children. 
Morrison 



b. Feb. 16, 1875, Morton, Penna.: d. Mar. 15, 1933, Florida, 
h. as a young man, he fell and injured his spine and was 

unable to do heavy lifting; he engaged in farming and 

carpentry, 
m. Maude Snyder (b. 1884; d. 1942) . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Douglass 

George Johnes, Jr. 



William 



Grace 



Lawrence 



Rosalie 



John 



b. June 6, 1908. 

b. Sept. 27, 1911. 

b. April 6, 1913; d. Darby, 
Delaware County, Penna. 

b. April 26, 1914. 
Issue: 1 child. 

b. Dec. 11, 1916. 



b. Nov. 9, 1876, Swarthmore, Penna. 

h. employed, Baptist Publications Society, Philadelphia; 
was in charge of home missions in the field. At 65, was 
pensioned and now spends her winters in Florida and 
her summers at a New Jersey seashore resort. Single. 



210 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Elizabeth Matilda 



Herbert 



Louis Justice 



Douglass 



Rosalie 



b. Jan. 28, 1878, Swarthmore, Penna.; d. single, May 11, 
1923, Swarthmore, Penna. 

b. Aug. 29, 1879, Morton, Penna. 

h. lived in the West for 25 years, then returned east and 

now makes his home at Holmes, Penna. 
m. first, Ida Kuhn. No issue. 
m. second, — 

Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG VII Lucy 

m. Issue: 2 sons 

2 daughters 
Grace 

m. Issue: 2 children 



b. Nov. 5, 1881, Morton, Penna. 
h. formerly a farmer and hog breeder. 
m. first, Kate — . Issue: none. 
m. second, Annie Snyder. 

Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG VII Louis Justice, Jr. 

b. Sept. 11, 1911. 

m. Hazel Lunn. 

Issue: DeARMOND 

AG VIII 1 daughter. 



Elizabeth 



daughter 
Florence 

Andrew Goodrich 



b. Nov. 30, 1912; single, 
(1951). 



b. May 8, 1915, single (1951). 
b. Aug. 7, 1916. 



b. Dec. 5, 1883, Swarthmore, Penna.; d. July 28, 1901, 

Swarthmore, Penna. 
h. worked on his father's farm, and for Denniston & De- 

Armond, Philadelphia. Died of typhoid. 

b. April 6, 1886, Swarthmore, Penna.; d. Dec. 21, 1940. 

h. a registered nurse. After her marriage, lived in the 

West but returned home after her husband's death and 

resumed nursing. Contracted tuberculosis and died in 

Delaware County, Hospital, Drexel Hill, Pa. 

m. John Alfred Larson, a steel tempering expert. 

Issue: LARSON 
AG VII Alfred William 

b. Oct. 21, 1915. 



LINE A-3-DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD DEARMOND 211 

Violet Elizabeth 

b. July 1919. 

John DeArmond 

b. Feb. 4, 1926. 



1. War Department, Record & Pensions Office. No. 662685, Aug. 23, 1907. 

AG V WILLIAM CHAMBERS DeARMOND (1848-1931), Philadelphia, Penna. 

William Chambers DeArmond, son of Richard Chambers DeArmond and Eliza 
Matilda Kellogg, was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, July 27, 1848. He moved with 
his family to Columbia, Pennsylvania, in 1849 and to Philadelphia in 1851. During his 
early years he attended public school in Philadelphia, and later studied accounting 
under an instructor who specialized in railroad accounting. 

In late 1863 or early 1864, he went with his brother, Andrew Goodrich, to Harris- 
burg, and became connected with the Pennsylvania Canals Company, a subsidiary of 
the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was assigned to the accounting department, and among 
his early duties was the collecting of tolls. Later, he was sent to Bordentown, New 
Jersey, to adjust the accounts of the Delaware k Raritan Canal Company, which had 
been recently purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was later transferred to the 
Pennsylvania Railroad office at Philadelphia, and was assigned to the accounting de- 
partment, where he subsequently became chief clerk. 

During the Spring of 1878, he moved his family from Philadelphia to Beverly, New 
Jersey. In 1879, he resigned from the Pennsylvania Railroad and accepted a position 
with the Norfolk & Western Railway, as assistant to the president. A few years later, 
he was promoted to the position of general purchasing agent, this position including 
the presidency of the Roanoke Land &: Improvement Company, Radford Brick Com- 
pany, Norfolk & Western Hotels Company (this company operating Hotel Roanoke of 
Roanoke; Radford Hotel of Radford, Virginia, and Luray Inn at Luray, Virginia) . 

In the spring of 1893, he resigned his position with the Norfolk 8c Western Railway 
to accept the position of chief of sales, of the Trogan Car Coupler Company, Troy, 
New York, his headquarters being in New York City, where he moved his family. He 
resigned this position in 1896 to become sales manager of the Schoen Pressed Steel 
Company, Pittsburgh, with general offices at Philadelphia. He moved his family back to 
Philadelphia, spending the winters there and the summers at the family home in Beverly, 
New Jersey. In January of 1900, the Schoen Pressed Steel Company and the Fox Steel 
Truck Company were merged to form the Pressed Steel Car Company. William was 
made secretary of this company, and also had charge of sales to certain railroads. In 
1901, he formed the Protectus Company for the manufacture of metallic preservative 
paints. Later, he formed the Rincon Mines Company, which later became the Weaver 
Mountain Mining Company, which operated a gold mining claim in Arizona. He was 
also interested in the formation of other companies, two of which were the Smoke & 
Spark Arrester Company and the Carbonator Company. 

He died at Philadelphia at the age of 83, May 21, 1931. 

William married first, Feb. 20, 1873, Philadelphia, Mary Caroline Baker (b. July 14, 
1851, Philadelphia; d. June 9, 1888, Beverly, N. J.), daughter of Isaac Baker and Mary 
Stuart. She was the youngest of six children. 

William married second, November 1, 1898, Richmond, Virginia, Ottie Fleming (b. 
Feb. 8, 1873, Richmond, Va.) , daughter of Warner Lewis Fleming and Catharine Over- 
ton Christian. No issue. 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 



212 

AG VI Frank Lucas 

Ross 

Edna 
Clarence 
Retta 
Mary 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

b. Nov. 22, 1873, Philadelphia, Penna. 

b. Oct. 17, 1875, Philadelphia, Penna. 

b. Sept. 23, 1877, Philadelphia, Penna. 

b. Sept. 7, 1880, Philadelphia, Penna. 

b. Aug. 31, 1885, Beverly, N. J. 

b. June 5, 1888; d. June 7, 1888, Beverly, N. J. 



AG V JAMES COWDEN DeARMOND (1851-1880), Philadelphia, Penna. 

James Cowden DeArmond, son of Richard Chambers DeArmond and Eliza Matilda 
Kellogg, was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, January 15, 1851. He was the most 
athletic of Richard's sons, and participated in all sports but excelled in figure ice 
skating. 

After the death of his father in 1865, he became a carpenter and builder. He later 
secured employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad, and eventually became a con- 
ductor. This was during the era of the link and pin couplings. In acting for a missing 
brakeman on one occasion, James was badly crushed between two cars while operating 
the coupling, and died, January 4, 1880, Philadelphia. 

He married, Nov. 4, 1872, Philadelphia, Annie S. Niblo (b. Jan. 1853; d. Aug. 26, 
1883, Philadelphia). 



Issue: 
AG VI 



DeARMOND 
Lillie 



Minnie 



Edith 



b. Feb. 7, 1874, Philadelphia, Penna. 
m. first, Thomas McGill. 
m. second, — Simmons, 
m. third, Frederick Emory. 

Issue: McGILL first marriage 
AG VII Florence DeArmond. 

b. April 2, 1876, Philadelphia, Penna. 

m. May 29, 1916, McKees Rocks, Penna., Harry Stoner 

(b. June 14, 1877). 

Issue: none. 

b. Dec. 13, 1878; d. May 31, 1880. 



AG V GEORGE JOHNES DeARMOND (1853-1944), Philadelphia, Penna. 

George Johnes DeArmond, son of Richard Chambers DeArmond and Eliza Matilda 
Kellogg, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 18, 1853. He had an over- 
powering devotion to his mother and family, and learned at his grandmother's knee 
many quotations from the Bible, and could recite in order, the books of the Old and 
New Testament up to the day of his death. 

Although only 12 years old when his father died, he left school and worked in a 
printing office until he contracted double pneumonia. After his recovery, he was sent 
to visit one of his Harrison cousins 1 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On his return home, he 



LINE A-3-DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD DEARMOND 213 

worked for Fairbanks, Morse & Company, manufacturer of scales. About 1873, he 
worked as a printer for J. H. Zeilin & Company, a proprietary medicine company. They 
did their own advertising printing and also compiled a very complete almanac. He 
soon became head of the department. This position proved very confining and he 
secured a promotion to the sales department, and was assigned to the southern terri- 
tory. His trips through this territory proved to be of 14 and 15 months duration, and 
in certain sections of the deep south where railroads did not reach, he traveled by 
wagon team, calling on the druggists who in many cases were also the doctors of the 
small towns and villages. 

On March 15, 1888, he became a merchant in Philadelphia with Alexander Denniston 
as partner, under the name of Denniston %c DeArmond, as wholesale distributors of 
upholstery goods and cabinet hardware. Mr. Denniston had had experience in the 
field and was thoroughly conversant with it, while George Johnes financed the partner- 
ship. In 1900, George Johnes bought out his partner and the firm name was changed 
to DeArmond & Company. In 1901, his son, James Keyser, finished college and joined 
his father in the business. In September 1901, George Johnes suffered a breakdown from 
overwork, and his son became manager. 

On January 19, 1926, the business suffered a devastating fire. Nothing daunted, 
George Johnes, then 73 years old, purchased an eight story modern building at 925- 
927-929 Filbert Street, with a frontatge of 60 feet and a depth of 140 feet, which was 
equipped with two passenger elevators and one large freight elevator. The company 
occupied the entire first and second floors and the basement, except for maintenance 
facilities. The remaining upper floors were leased to other occupants. 

George Johnes remained active in the business until a few days before his death, 
which occurred September 14, 1944, he then being in his 92nd year. 

He married, December 7, 1876, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Webster Keyser 
(b. Aug. 10, 1853; d. April 25, 1924, Philadelphia), daughter of James Davis Keyser 
and Ann Thorpe Webster. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI James Keyser 

b. Dec. 21, 1877, Philadelphia, Penna. 
William Webster 

b. July 20, 1880; d. April 28, 1882, Philadelphia. 



1. See Related Families, Isaac Harrison and descendants. George Johnes visited in the home of Clara 
Elizabeth Harrison, wife of Dr. John McMaster Ristine. 

AG V POWELL DeARMOND (1359-1927), McKees Rocks, Penna. 

Powell DeArmond, son of Richard Chambers DeArmond and Eliza Matilda Kellogg, 
was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1859. He was too young to go to 
work when his father died in 1865, and remained at home with his mother and sisters. 
After he reached manhood, he secured a position with the Norfolk 8c Western Railway 
shops at Roanoke, Virginia, possibly through the influence of his brother, William 
Chambers, and became a shop engineer. When his brother became interested in the 
Pressed Steel Car Company of Pittsburgh, he went to work for that company after the 
turn of the century, and made his home at McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. He died there, 
August 7, 1927. 

He married, 1880, Philadelphia, Lillie R. Richards (b. Dec. 1862, Philadelphia; d. 
May 16, 1916, McKees Rocks, Penna.) . 



214 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Helen 



b. July 14, 1882; r. Roanoke, Virginia. 

m. 1906, McKees Rocks, Penna., Charles H. Shields (b. 
Jan. 12, 1877). 



Issue: SHIELDS 
AG VII Helen DeArmond 



b. 1907, Roanoke, Va. 
h. a school teacher; single 
(1951), and living with her 
parents at Roanoke, Va. 



LINE A-3-DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD DEARMOND 215 

AG VI FRANK LUCAS DeARMOND (1873-1953), Tucson, Arizona 

Frank Lucas DeArmond, eldest child of William Chambers DeArmond and Mary 
Caroline Baker, was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1873. He was 
reared at Beverly, New Jersey, and attended the Farnum School. During the summer 
vacation of 1890, he joined the Engineer Corps of the Norfolk & Western Railway, at 
Ceredo, West Virginia, which was then building a bridge across the Ohio River. The 
West Virginia end of the bridge developed into a town and became Kenova. In the fall, 
he returned to his home and attended the Polytechnic Academy, Philadelphia. The 
following summer vacation, his father sent him to Roanoke, Virginia, where he worked 
in the shops of the Norfolk & Western Railway for three months. 

In October 1891, he enrolled as a freshman in the College of Engineering, Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. He graduated in June 1895, with a bachelor of science degree in 
electrical engineering. During his four years at the university, he was Freshman Class 
treasurer, a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and one of the organizers of the Mu 
Phi Alpha engineering fraternity. 

After graduation, he took a course at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art, 
Textile Section, in preparation for a position with the New York Tapestry Mills of 
Philadelphia, which had been sponsored by DeArmond 8c Company of Philadelphia. 
Later, Frank Lucas and his brother, Ross, became the owners and operators of this 
mill. The business was sold in 1902. Frank afterward became associated with the 
Protectus Company which his father had organized, manufacturing steel preservative 
paints and selling railway supplies. He held the position of assistant general manager, 
general manager, and treasurer, progressively, until May 1918. 

On May 17, 1918, he entered the Quartermaster Corps of the U. S. Army as captain, 
being assigned to the Construction Division Section "C", which had jurisdiction over 
temporary construction at coast defense and interior army posts. On April 28, 1919, 
he was promoted to the rank of major, and given the task of cleaning up and closing 
the various projects on which he had been working. He was honorably discharged from 
the army on September 6, 1919. 

After the termination of his army service, Frank Lucas became connected with the 
Office of the Alien Property Custodian, and was sent to Passaic, New Jersey, as resident 
representative of the custodian at Botany Worsted Mills. He held the title of Assistant 
Treasurer of the Botany plant until June 1926, when the property was returned to the 
original owners. He then resigned and went to live with his father at Philadelphia. 

While living at Philadelphia, his uncle, George Johnes DeArmond of DeArmond 
& Company, suggested that he accept a position with Kemitex Products Incorporated, of 
Wadsworth, Ohio, as salesman in its eastern territory. Some months later he was trans- 
ferred to the factory general offices at Wadsworth, and placed in charge of sales in Ohio, 
southern Michigan, eastern Indiana, northern and western Kentucky, portions of West 
Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. He traveled this territory three times 
each year. In 1937, due to a change in the management of the home office, he resigned, 
and joined the sales department of the Cleveland branch, Illinois Shade Cloth Corpora- 
tion, Chicago Heights, Illinois. In 1939, he moved to Baltimore, and made his home 
with his sister, Retta, and her husband. In the fall of 1940, he went by car with his 
sister and her husband, to Tucson, Arizona, where he operated the Catalina Court, 
owned by them. In January, 1944, this property was sold and Frank Lucas retired. He 
afterwards made his home with his sister, Retta, at Tucson. He died, May 1, 1953, and 
is buried in Evergreen cemetery, Tucson. 

He married, October 15, 1907, Milford, Delaware, Ann Burton Marvel (b. Feb. 3, 
1886) , daughter of David T. Marvel and Mary Robinson Wootten. Issue: none. 



216 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG VI ROSS DeARMOND (1875-1903), Philadelphia, Penna. 

Ross DeArmond, son of William Chambers DeArmond and Mary Caroline Baker, 
was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1875. He was reared at the family 
home in Beverly, New Jersey, and attended the Farnum School there, from which he 
graduated in June 1892. In the fall of 1892, he entered the Wharton School of Business 
Science and Political Economy, University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated 
in June 1896. While in college, Ross played on his class football team, and rowed on 
the class crew. He was vice president of his class during senior year, and on class day 
was elected Bowl Man of his class. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. 

After graduation, he joined the firm of Covington and McArthur, the firm name 
later being changed to Covington, McArthur and DeArmond. Afterwards sold his 
interest in the business and joined his brother, Frank Lucas, in the ownership and 
operation of the New York Tapestry Mills of Philadelphia. 

While still a member of the firm of Covington, McArthur and DeArmond, he en- 
listed in the Philadelphia Second City Troop, a cavalry organization dating back to the 
time of General Washington and the Revolution. At the time of his death, he held the 
rank of second lieutenant in the troop. 

He died, single, May 11, 1903, a La Junta, Colorado. Issue: none. 

AG VI EDNA DeARMOND (1877- ), Montclair, New Jersey 

Edna DeArmond, daughter of William Chambers DeArmond and Mary Caroline 
Baker, was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1877. In 1878, her 
parents moved to Beverly, New Jersey, where she attended Farnum School. In 1896, 
her family removed to New York City, where she met her husband. After her marriage, 
she made her home in New York City, and her children were born there. In 1910, she 
and her husband purchased a home at Montclair, New Jersey, where they have con- 
tinued to live. 

She married, June 1, 1899, Beverly, New Jersey, Rupert Stanley Hughes (b. July 25, 
1865, Liverpool, England; d. Jan. 3, 1944, Montclair, N. J.) , an expert accountant and 
partner of Barrow Wade Guthrie & Company. 

Issue: HUGHES 
AG VII Rupert DeArmond 

b. May 21, 1900, New York City. 

h. graduate, Montclair (N. J.) High School, 1918; gradu- 
ate, chemical engineer, Lehigh Univ., 1922; also served 
with Naval Unit S.A.T.C. at Lehigh; afterwards asso- 
ciated with General Chemical Co. and later, the Fire 
Underwriters Association. In 1929, went to Hofstatter's 
Sons, Inc., of Long Island City, mfgrs. of high grade 
furniture. Served, World War II, Chemical Warfare 
Section. After war, returned to Hoffstatter's Sons, Inc. 
Single (1951) ; r. Montclair, N. J. 



William Stanley 



b. Mar. 25, 1903, New York City. 

h. graduate, Mercersburg Academy, Pa., 1922; B.A. gradu- 
ate, Dartmouth College, 1926; afterwards with National 
City Bank, New York City; later, Calvert Distillery. 
In 1935, went to Standard Oil Co. of N. Y. r. Andover, 
Mass. 






LINE A-3-DESCENDANTS OF RICHARD DEARMOND 217 

m. Oct. 25, 1934, New York City, Palmer Phelan Atkinson 
(b. Dec. 18, -), dau. Ulric S. Atkinson & Palmer Phelan 
of Atlanta, Ga. 
John Ross 

b. Mar. 6, 1906, New York City. 

h. graduate, Mercersburg Academy, Penna., 1925; gradu- 
ate, Dartmouth College, 1929, where he majored in 
history. Entered Harvard Univ. and studied law; fol- 
lowing summer, he and his roommate worked their 
passage across the Atlantic and toured Europe on bi- 
cycles. On his return home, the depression was on, 
and he gave up his plans to study law, and went with 
the Standard Oil Co. of N. J., now Esso Standard Oil 
Co., where he is today (1951) . r. Verona, N. J. 

m. Jan. 22, 1938, Mrs. Mary Adams Duncan (b. July 13, 
1908, Washington, D. C.) , dau. William C. Adams of 
Utica, N. Y., and Roberta Stewart of Washington, D. C. 
Issue: none. 

John Ross, Jr. 

h. an adopted son. 

AC VI CLARENCE DeARMOND (1880- ), Philadelphia, Penna. 

Clarence DeArmond, son of William Chambers DeArmond and Mary Caroline Baker, 
was born in Beverly, New Jersey, September 7, 1880. He received his early education 
at the Farnum School, Beverly, but after his father moved to New York City in 1893, 
Clarence attended the Friends School there. In 1896, the family moved to Philadelphia, 
and he enrolled at William Penn Charter School. While there, he established a new 
interscholastic record for the 100 yard and 220 yard dashes. After graduation, he 
entered University of Pennsylvania, and was presenter at his class day exercises upon 
graduation in 1903 as an architect. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. 

He served his apprenticeship in the office of Frank Miles Day, one of the most 
celebrated architects in Philadelphia at that time. Later, he formed the partnership of 
DeArmond, Ashmcad R: Bickley, architects. During World War II, one of his partners 
died, and Clarence offered his services to the government in connection with housing. 
He remained in this work as architect to the Army Engineers after the war and until 
his death. He died, September 18, 1953, at Philadelphia, and is buried in West Laurel 
Hill cemetery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

He married, November 7, 1909, Philadelphia, Edna Kirk Mussleman (b. Feb. 5, 
1886; d. May 12, 1940, Philadelphia) , daughter of Norman B. Mussleman. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Florence 

b. June 1, 1911, Philadelphia, Penna. 

h. was educated at a private school, Ardmore, Mortgomery 

County, Penna. 
m. April 23, 1937, Philadelphia, Frederick H. Milden III. 

Issue: MILDEN 
AG VIII Patricia Ann 

b. June 28, 1939, Philadel- 
phia. 



218 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Clarence, Jr. 



Richard DeArmond 

b. May 29, 1940, Philadel- 
phia. 
Judith Edna 

b. June 8, 1942, Philadel- 
phia. 
Florence Susan 

b. Mar. 18, 1947, Philadel- 
phia. 

b. June 11, 1920, Philadelphia. 

h. graduate, Friends Central School, 68 Street 8c City Line, 
Overbrook, Penna.; studied architecture at Univ. of 
Penna. Employed, Standard Oil Co. of N. J., under 
his cousin, John Ross Hughes (q.v.) . Was a pilot in 
the air service, World War 11. Afterwards with Keystone 
Automobile Club, Philadelphia, and now at Easton, 
Conn., with a plating concern. 

m. Feb. 9, 1948, Philadelphia, Sarah Hopper. 
Issue: DeARMOND 

AG VIII Edith Edna 

b. Mar. 18, 1950. 



AG VI RETTA DeARMOND (1885-1949), Tucson, Arizona 

Retta DeArmond, daughter of William Chambers DeArmond and Mary Caroline 
Baker, was born at Beverly, New Jersey, August 31, 1885. She received her early educa- 
tion at the Friends School in New York City, and after her family moved to Phila- 
delphia, she attended Miss Judkins Seminary School for Girls. During World War I, 
she was employed in the insurance department of Penn Mutual Company of Phila- 
delphia. After the war, she lived with her sister, Edna, at Montclair, New Jersey. She 
studied filing in a New York business school and became head file clerk in the real 
estate office of the D. L. & W. RR. at Hoboken, New Jersey. She held this position 
when she married. After her marriage, she lived at Baltimore, Maryland, until the fall 
of 1940, when she and her husband moved to Arizona because of his health. 

She married, July 22, 1922, Mario Mouton (b. Dec. 23, 1894, Fieume, Austria- 
Hungary; d. Oct. 22, 1941, Tucson, Arizona). His father was Italian-French and his 
mother was an Austrian. He became a seaman and came to the United States. During 
World War I, he enlisted in the army and became a corporal, and was in charge of a 
machine gun crew. During the Battle of the Argonne Forest, he was wounded in a 
mustard gas attack. After his discharge from the army, he returned to the sea, his first 
love, and became a Master Mariner. He was captain of several ships of the American 
South African Line, his home port being Baltimore. In 1940, he became quite ill 
because of his gassed lungs, and was forced to resign. He recovered partially from this 
illness, and in September 1940, he and his wife, accompanied by his wife's brother, 
Frank Lucas DeArmond (q.v.) , moved to Tucson, Arizona. At first, the dry atmosphere 
improved his health but since mustard gas poisoning is not true t.b., the improvement 
was only temporary, and he entered the Veterans Hospital at Tucson, where he died. 
He was buried in Soldiers Section, Evergreen cemetery, Tucson, with full military 
honors. He was a member of the Morgan-McDermont Post No. 7 of the American 
Legion, which post conducted the services. He was a Mason. Issue: none. 



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219 



AG VI JAMES KEYSER DeARMOND (1877- ), Philadelphia, Penna. 

James Keyser DeArmond, son of George Johnes DeArmond and Elizabeth Webster 
Keyser, was born at Philadelphia, December 21, 1877. He graduated from Friends 
Central School, Philadelphia, June 1897, and from Haverford College, with an A.B. 
degree, in June 1901. 

After graduation from college, he entered DeArmond & Company, Philadelphia, 
his father's firm, as an apprentice. When his father became ill in 1901, he became 
manager, and afterwards expanded the business to follow modern trends by adding the 
lines of drapery goods and drapery hardware, awning stripes and supplies, and window 
shades. Twenty-five years later, the business suffered a destructive fire and was re- 
established in an eight story building at 925-27-29 Filbert Street, where it was operated 
on a much larger scale. 

James Keyser is a man of cultured tastes, with an absorbing interest in the history 
and antiquities of his native state, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Historical 
Society. 

He married, October 27, 1906, Philadelphia, Emily Janney (b. June 17, 1882, 
Philadelphia) , daughter of Nathaniel Ellicott Janney and Anna Canby Smyth. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Anna Janney 

b. Feb. 10, 1910, Philadelphia. 

h. graduated cum laude, June 1928, Friends Central 
School, Philadelphia, winning a scholarship to Swarth- 
more College, from which she graduated in 1932 with 
Phi Beta Kappa, and a scholarship to Bryn Mawr Col- 
lege. She took her master's degree at Columbia Univ., 
New York City, in 1934, and was awarded a second 
scholarship to Bryn Mawr. In 1935, she began teaching 
in the English Department, Univ. of Delaware. In 1947, 
she obtained her Ph.D. from Univ. of Penna. She has 
made two trips to Europe, and is presently (1951) a 
member of the faculty, Univ. of Delaware. She is single 
and makes her home with her parents. 

b. May 2, 1913, Philadelphia. 



}ames Keyser, Jr. 



220 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG VII JAMES KEYSER DeARMOND, Jr. (1913- ), Philadelphia, Penna. 

James Keyser DeArmond, Jr., son of James Keyser DeArmond and Emily Janny, 
was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2, 1913. He attended George School at 
Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 

On October 5, 1933, he entered his father's business, DeArmond & Company, Phila- 
delphia, where he was in charge of salesmen's cars and delivery trucks. On May 28, 
1943, he entered a government camp at Big Flats, near Elmyra, New York, operated 
by the Department of Agriculture for forestry, soil conservation, and the development 
of soil control grasses. His mechanical ability soon placed him in charge of the motor 
farm equipment and trucks. He was later put in charge of the maintenance of the 
camp. He was released from duty on May 12, 1946. During the following year he was 
connected with a cooperative association which made alterations in old buildings and 
constructed new homes. On July 9, 1947, he went to the Wistar Institute of Anatomy 
and Biology, as assistant to the chief of maintenance. 

He married, May 1, 1943, Philadelphia, Virginia Randall (b. Dec. 6, 1912, Phila- 
delphia) , daughter of Joseph W. Randall and Rebah Stone. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VIII Margery Randall 

b. July 22, 1945, Philadelphia. 
James Keyser III 

m. Feb. 3, 1949, Philadelphia. 






LINE li 

HENRY D ARMOND 

of 

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



Henry, a brother of James d'Armond, may have come to America with his brother in 
1735, but since he was only nine years old at that time, it is more likely that he 
followed his brother to Pennsylvania after he was old enough to make the voyage alone. 
Our first record of him is at the age of 20. 

A legend among the descendants of Richard Dearmond says Henry was living in 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1822. No official record of him after 1800 has been found, 
but if this legend is correct, then he was still living at the advanced age of 96. 

Only one son has been definitely identified, Henry, Junior, whose issue consisted of 
four daughters. Joseph M. has been tentatively identified as another son but even he 
becomes lost after 1800. Probably, there were other children but all research has failed 
to discover any records of any descendants of this family after 1800. 



221 



222 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG I HENRY D'ARMOND, SR. (1726-?), Cumberland County, Penna. 

Henry D'Armond, Sr., whose parentage is unknown, was born in England in 1726. 
He is first recorded in Pennsylvania on July 23, 1746, when he enlisted as a laborer in 
the provincial service of Pennsylvania, and began service on August 4, 1746, under 
command of Samuel Perry, under proclamation by Governor George Thomas of Penn- 
sylvania, dated June 9, 1746, to raise 400 men within the province of Pennsylvania, to 
be used in concert with regular forces for the immediate reduction of Canada. The 
troops went into winter quarters at Albany, New York, and were finally discharged on 
October 31, 1747, the expedition against Canada being abandoned for the time. 1 
Henry gave his age as 20 and his place of birth as England. 

On May 13, 1756, Henry Deyermond secured a warranty for 50 acres of land in 
Paxtang township, Dauphin County. 8 

On April 13, 1772, Henry Dearmont appeared in Derry township, Cumberland 
County, the adjoining county to Dauphin on the west side of the Susquehanna River, 
in a caveat against the acceptance of a survey by P'r application number 2756 of a 
tract of land in Derry township made by John Stump for James Barr. 4 This may have 
involved title to 300 acres of land recorded to Henry Deyarmond in Cumberland County 
on August 2, 1773." On March 15, 1776, Henry Dermond was again forced to defend 
his title against a caveat entered by Michael Gander on behalf of himself and the heirs 
of Peter Schneider, deceased, against the acceptance of a survey or granting a patent 
to Henry Dermond or any other person claiming under a warrant to Arthur Forster 
for a tract of land in Derry township, Cumberland County, alleging that said Peter 
Schneider [had] obtained a warrant in the year 1755 for land on the other side of 
Kishaquoquillas Creek and lived on and improved the same until he was drove (sic) 
off and killed by the Indians and that said Henry Dermond [had] since obtained a 
survey on the warrant of Forster which included the land intended by Schneider's war- 
rant. 6 

In 1778, Henry Deimond (sic) was taxed in Derry township for 137 acres of land, 2 
horses, 1 cow; 7 and in 1779, his acreage is recorded for tax purposes as 446 acres; 8 indi- 
cating that the two holdings were now definitely his. In 1780. his acreage is shown as 
440 and 302, with 4 horses, 6 cattle. 9 In 1781, he is shown with 500 acres and 3 cattle; 10 
and in 1782, his holdings were reduced to 200 acres. 2 horses, 3 cattle. 11 

The 1790 census for West Pennsboro township, Cumberland County, lists Henry 
Dearmont with 2 males over 16 and 4 females. This would indicate that Henry was 
now living with his son, Henry, Jr. He was then 64 years of age. There is also a 1790 
census list for "the remainder of Cumberland County" which shows Henry Yarmon 
(sic) with 1 male over 16; 3 males under 16; and one female. In spite of the similarity 
of the names, this author is of the opinion that there is no connection. 13 

The 1800 census for West Pennsboro township, Cumberland County, lists Henry 
Deerman with 1 male over 45; 1 male, 26-45; 2 males under 10; 1 female over 45; 1 
female, 16-26; 3 females, 10-16; indicating that Henry, Sr. and Henry, Jr. were still 
domiciled together. The young boys listed may have been grandchildren since Henry, 
Jr. had no sons. Where Henry, Sr. lived after the death of his son in 1804, has not 
been learned, nor the date of his death. 14 The only later knowledge we have is the 
legend in the Richard Dearmond family which places him as living in Harrisburg in 
1822. This legend has not been otherwise substantiated. 2 

Henry Deyermond was married on April 24, 1760, in Paxtang township, Dauphin 
County, Pennsylvania, to Mary Byars, by Reverend John Roan, pastor, Newside Presby- 
terian Church, near Harrisburg. 18 






LINE B-DESCENDANTS OF HENRY D'ARMOND 223 



Issue: D'ARMOND incomplete 
AG II Henry, Jr. 

b. after 1760. 
Joseph M. 

b. 1755-1774. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives, Series II, Vol. 2, p. 428. 

2. In the genealogy of the Isaac Harrison family, after the death of Stephen Harrison (q.v.) in 1822, 
Richard DeArmond Harrison went to live with his uncle, General John Harrison at East Hanover, 
and Mary E. Harrison went to her uncle, Henry D'Armond, who lived in Harrisburg. Mary E. 
Harrison was the granddaughter of James d'Armond of West Hanover township, and daughter of 
Richard Deannond of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. 

3. Egle, History of Dauphin County, p. 24. 

4. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 2, p. 492. 

5. Ibid., Vol. 24, p. 664. 

6. Ibid., Vol. 2, p. 617, Land Office Records. 

7. Ibid., Vol. 20, p. 27. 

8. Ibid., p. 141. 

9. Ibid., p. 274. 

10. Ibid., p. 411. 

11. Ibid., p. 676. 

12. Egle's Notes ir Queries, Series 2, Vol. 2, p. 8. Marriages, 1754-1774, by Rev. John Roan. 

Ibid., April 15, 1755, John Byars was married to Agnes Ross. Was he a brother of Mary Byars? 

IS. There was also another Henry Deyarmond (q.v.) in Hamilton township, Franklin County, Pennsyl- 
vania, during the life of Henry, Sr. 

14. The 1810 and 1820 census records for Cumberland County, Penna., have not been examined for a 
record of our subject. 



224 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG II HENRY D'ARMOND JR. (al760-1804), Cumberland County, Penna. 

Henry D'Armond, Junior, son of Henry D'Armond, Senior, and Mary Byars, was 
born in Pennsylvania and perhaps Dauphin County, soon after 1760. He grew to man- 
hood there and in Cumberland County where his father eventually settled and owned 
large acreage. 

He was first recorded in 1779 as Henry Deyermond, freeman, tax 7/10/0; 1 and again 
in 1780, still a freeman, tax 20/0/0. 2 He was listed in 1781 in West Pennsboro town- 
ship, Cumberland County, as being single, and the owner of 50 acres of land, 1 horse 
and 1 cattle; 3 and again in 1782 without any change in his taxable status. 4 

He served during the Revolutionary War in Captain James Irwin's Company, 5th 
Company, 2nd battalion, Cumberland County, as Henry Deyermond, second class, Sep- 
tember 10, 178 1. 6 

He was listed in the 1790 census for West Pennsboro township, Cumberland County, 
Pennsylvania, with 2 males over 16, and 4 women. Apparently, this census listing 
included both Henry, Jr. and his father, indicating that they were still living together. 
They were again listed in the 1800 census as being in the same household. 15 

Like all our pioneer ancestors, Henry devoted himself to developing his land and 
rearing his family, and otherwise led a quiet life. He died in the prime of life, between 
August and October, 1804, 7 at Newville, West Pennsboro township, Cumberland County, 
and was buried in Big Spring Presbyterian graveyard. 

We know nothing of his wife except that her given name was Deborah. 
Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG III Elizabeth 

m. Feb. 10, 1796, John Love, at First Presbyterian Church, 
Carlisle, Penna. 8 



Sarah 
Anne 
Margaret 



m. John Highlands. 
m. John Murphey. 
m. Hugh Wallace. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 20. 

2. Ibid., p. 373. 

3. Ibid., p. 502. 

4. Ibid., p. 656. 

5. Ibid., Series V, Vol. 6, pp. 194, 195. 

6. See Henry D'Armond, Senior. 

7. Register of Wills, Cumberland County, Penna. Henry Deartnond's (sic) Will, dated August 7, 1804, 
and probated Oct. 10, 1804, mentions his wife, Deborah; and daughters, Elizabeth, wife of John 
Love; Sarah, wife of John Highlands; Anne, wife of John Murphey; Margaret, wife of Hugh Wallace. 

8. Pennsylvania Archives, Series II, Vol. 8, p. 582. 

AG II JOSEPH M. D'ARMOND (al760-?), Cumberland County, Penna. 

Joseph M. D'Armond, presumably a son of Henry D'Armond, Sr., and Mary Byars, 
was born in Pennsylvania, after 1760. 

He is first found on August 28, 1793, in "a true list of names and sirnames of every 
free and ablebodied male white of Coumberland County Militia, inhabiting within the 
bounds of Cumberland County Militia, 18-45 age", as Joseph Deyermont. 1 He was listed 
in the 1800 census for West Pennsboro township, Cumberland County, with a family. 2 
The township and his age make reasonable our assumption of his relationship to Henry 
D'Armond, Sr. 



LINE B-DESCENDANTS OF HENRY D'ARMOND 225 

No research has been undertaken beyond 1800 in Cumberland County census records, 
and no other official record of him has been found beyond 1800. 

Issue: D'ARMOND uncertain 2 
AG III a son 3 

b. 1774-1784 

m. - (b. 1774-1784). 

Issue: D'ARMOND 
AG IV son 

b. 1790-1800. 
son 

b. 1790-1800. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives. Series VI, Vol. 5, p. 217. 

2. U. S. census, 1800, West Pennsboro tw?p, Cumberland County, Penna. Joseph M. Darmon with 1 
male, 26-45; 1 male, 16-26; 2 males under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 16-26. 

3. Interpreting the 1800 census in reverse, this son would be a daughter married, and living with her 
husband and two sons, in her father's home. 



LINE C 

WILLIAM DEARMOND 

of 

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



The history of the early members of this family has been created with great difficulty 
and uncertainty, from scanty and almost non-existent records. The relationship be- 
tween William and James d'Armond of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, although 
obviously close, cannot be determined, nor the date of his arrival in Pennsylvania. In 
fact, there is only one record to prove his existence. He may have been a brother of 
Thomas Dearmond of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and therefore, a son of 
Alexander Diermond of County Donegal, Ireland. Also, the frequency of the name 
'Michael', 'William', and 'Peter' in this family indicates a close relationship with 
the Dearmont family of Fauquier County, Virginia (Line G) , but several years of 
research and study of existing records have failed to produce any tangible proof of such 
relationship. 

William's children's names have been established from their ages, places of early 
residence, and the association of given names. Most of them remained in Pennsylvania, 
and helped to settle and develop other counties of the state, particularly Huntingdon 
and Blair. 

Aggressive and more localized research is needed to give this family the prominence 
it deserves. The author has been greatly hampered by his distance from all record sources 
on this line. 



227 



228 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I WILLIAM DEARMOND of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

William Dearmond, whose parentage has not been determined, came to America, 
probably after 1750, and evidently from North Ireland. He was no doubt influenced 
to come to America by letters written to the family in Great Britain by James d'Armond, 
who had settled in Lancaster County about 1735. 

He is recorded as having settled in Kishiquoquillas Valley which was in Derry town- 
ship, (then) Cumberland County, in 1755. He lived there until 1761, devoting himself 
to the improvement of his land. He then sold his improvement rights to James Alex- 
ander who may have been a relative. 1 Whether his decision to dispose of his holdings 
was occasioned by his death, dissatisfaction with the land, or other reasons, we do not 
know. William disappeared from all records in Pennsylvania, although there are fre- 
quent references to his children in after years in Cumberland and nearby counties. In 
1789, Derry township became a part of the newly formed Mifflin County. 
Issue: DEARMOND incomplete 
AG II Henry 

b. 1751. 



James 
John 
William, Jr. 



b. before 1755. 



b. before 1755. 



b. after 1748. 

h. listed in 1790 census for the eastern portion of Cum- 
berland County, Penna. 2 On Feb. 4, 1793, he was listed 
in a census of men of ages, 18-45, living within the 
bounds of first battalion militia of Cumberland County, 
being No. 300. 3 On April 3, 1794, a warranty for 200 
acres was issued to Wm. M. Dermit, Bedford County, 
Penna., survey dated April 3, 1794. 4 He did not appear 
in the 1800 census for Bedford County. No further 
record has been found. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 1, p. 313. Context of this action shows that the year 1765 
should have read "1755". 

2. 1790 U. S. census, eastern portion, Cumberland County, Penna. William Degarman (sic) with 1 
male over 16; 2 females. 

3. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 5, p. 174. 

4. Ibid., Series III, Vol. 25, p. 499. 






LINE C-DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM DEARMOND 229 

AG II HENRY DEYARMOND (1751-1833), Franklin County, Pennsylvania 

Henry Deyarmond, son of William Dearmond of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 
was born about 1751. He served in the Revolutionary War as a private in 1781 under 
Captain James Irwin. 1 He was first listed in 1786 as living in Peters township, Franklin 
County, taxed with 1 cow. Also listed was Harmon Deyarmon. In the 1790 census for 
Hamilton township, Franklin County, he was listed as Henry' Dearman with 1 male 
over 16; 3 males under 16 and 3 females. In 1791, same township and county, he was 
taxed as Henry Deyermont with 2 cows. In 1796, he was listed for tax with one horse, 
2 cows. Again in 1799, he was listed as Henry Dearmin with 1 horse, 1 cow, same 
location. In 1804, he was taxed with 1 distillery, 2 horses and 2 cows. In 1807, he was 
shown for tax purposes with 244 acres of land, 1 distillery, 2 horses, 1 cow, now being 
in Antrim township, Franklin County. 4 

On September 2, 1809, he made a deed for land situated in Hamilton County, con- 
taining 240 acres and 166 perches, to James Deyarmont and William Deyarmont, of the 

h 
same County. Deed signed "Henry x Dearmon." 2 He died in 1833, and is buried with 

m 
his wife in the Gillon plot in Rocky Spring graveyard. 1 

His wife was Jane Holmes (b. 1757; d. Aug. 31, 1823) .» 
Issue: DEARMOND incomplete* 
AG III William 

James 



b. after 1770. 



b. after 1770. 
Also recorded in Antrim township, Franklin County: 
John Deyarman 

r. Franklin County, Penna. 
Issue: DEYARMAN 
John, Jr. 



1. Mrs. Virginia S. Fendrick of Mercersburg, Penna., American Revolutionary War Soldiers of Franklin 
County, Pa., p. 262. 

2. Pennsylvania Archives, Series V, Vol. 6, p. 195. 

3. Pennsylvania Archives. Antrim township, Franklin County, Penna. Tax records: 1791, John Dermond 
taxed for 2 cows. 1793, John Durmond taxed. 1794, John Dearman taxed for 2 cows. 1799, John 
Deyermond Junr. taxed w,th 1 cow. 1807, John Deyerman taxed with 1 cow. 

4. Pennsylvania Archives. 

5. No census records for Franklin County have been examined after 1790. 

AG II JAMES DEARMOND (1755-1820), Huntingdon County, Penna. 

James Dearmond, son of William Dearmond, was born in North Ireland prior to 
1755, and brought to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, sometime before 1755, by his 
father, where he grew to manhood. 1 He was first listed in Middleton township, Cum- 
berland County, Pennsylvania, in 1779, as James Dorman, for taxes, with 1 horse, 1 
cattle." He was listed in 1780, same spelling, but in Armagh township, Cumberland 
County, 3 and again in 1781. 4 In 1782, he was listed as James DeArmond, same town- 
ship and county. 5 In 1789, Armagh township became part of Mifflin County which was 
created that year, but no further record has been found of our subject in either Cum- 
berland or Mifflin Counties. 

In 1788, fames Dearmont was listed on a return from Huntingdon County, Penn- 
sylvania, of persons made subject to military duty, in Capt. Igoe's Company of 144 
men. 6 He was again listed as number 47 on a list of Capt. Little's Company of 104 men,' 



230 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



and again as number 79, same company,' which may have represented his son, James, 
Jr., instead of himself. 

The 1790 census for Huntingdon County lists James Dermit with 1 male over 16; 5 
males under 16; 3 females, indicating that most of his sons were born after 1774. In 
1793, he is shown as James Deyarmond, Huntingdon County Militia, his name being 
spelled variously as Dearmon, Dearmont, Deharmond. He was shown as being "also of 
Delaware." 9 In 1798, James Dearmont was shown as the owner of 296 acres, West town- 
ship, Huntingdon County. 10 He is again shown in the Huntingdon County Militia as 
one of the effective men of the 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, 1790-1800. " He was listed 
in the 1800 census for West township, Huntingdon County, with 1 male over 45; 2 
males, 16-26; 2 males, 10-16; 3 males under 10; 1 female, 10-16; indicating that his wife 
may have been deceased. He was not listed in the 1820 census, and it is assumed that 
he deceased between 1810 and 1820. 

His first marriage must have taken place about 1770, but there is no record of his 
wife's name. Two marriages were recorded in 1789, one of which may refer to our 
subject, and the other to his son, James, Jr. 12 On January 15, 1826, is recorded the 
death of "Mrs. Dearmet, wife of James Dearmet, Sr. of West Township".' 3 The only 
possible assumption is that this reference is to his second wife whom he married in 1789. 

Issue: DEARMONT or DeArmitt uncertain 
AG III James, Jr. 

b. 1774, Cumberland County, Penna. 



Matthew 



b. 1775-1794." 

Issue: DeARMITT 
AG IV John 



son 



son 



b. 1804-1810, Huntingdon 
Co. Penna." 

b. 1810-1820. 

b. 1810-1820. 



William D. 



Ann 



Edward 



Michael 



Barnabas 



Henry 



b. 1787, Huntingdon County, Penna. 

b. 1784-1790. Huntingdon County, Penna. 
m. Feb. 12, 1818, Gilbert Cheney." 

b. circa 1770." 

b. 1774-1784. 

h. listed as a single freeman, Huntingdon County, Penna." 
The 1800 census for Petersland township, Huntingdon 
County, lists him as living alone, age 16-26. The 1810 
census for Union township, Huntingdon County lists 
M. Deammond with 1 male over 45; 2 males under 10; 
1 female, 16-26; 1 female under 10. 

b. June 3, 1791, Huntingdon County, Penna. 

b. 1796, Huntingdon County, Penna." 



LINE C-DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM DEARMOND 231 

m. Margaret — . 

Issue: DeARMITT 
AG IV Lewis 



Mary A. 
Susan 
George 
Catherine J. 



b. 1836, Pennsylvania. 

b. 1840, Penna. 

b. 1842, Penna. 

b. 1845, Penna. 

b. 1846, Penna. 



1. Samuel Hannah, Northwestern Indiana, p. 701. "James DeArmitt emigrated from Isle of Emerald 
to America before the Revolutionary War. Had nine children, the youngest, Barnabas DeArmitt, 
Born Huntingdon County, Pa., June 3, 1791; died March 1, 1860, in same county . . ." 

2. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 20, p. 200. 

3. Ibid., p. 263. 

4. Ibid., p. 400. 

5. Ibid., p. 671. 

6. Ibid., Series VI, Vol. 3, p. 447. 

7. Ibid., p. 448. 

8. Ibid., p. 449. 

9. Ibid., Series VI, Vol. 5, p. 323. 

10. J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon County, Pa., p. 402. 

11. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 5, p. 323. 

12. J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon County, Pa., p. 56. List of Marriages by Rev. John John- 
ston. James Dermont m. to Esther Long, Jan. 1, 1789; James Dermont m. to Rebecca Finley, Dec. 
22, 1789. 

13. Ibid., p. 492. 

14. 1820 U. S. census, West twsp, Huntingdon County, Penna. Matthew Darmed with 1 male, 26-45; 
1 male, 10-16; 2 males under 10; 1 female, 26-45. 

15. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 3, p. 447. Edward Dearmott appears as No. 137 in Capt. 
James Igoe's Company of 144 men, in a return of persons made subject to military duty in Hunting- 
don County in 1788. 

16. J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon County, Penna., p. 56. Marriages by Rev. John Johnston, 
Huntingdon County, Penna. 

17. Ibid., p. 403. 

18. 1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., West township. Henry Dearmot with 1 male, 30-40; 
1 female, 20-30; 2 females under 5. In 1846, Blair County was formed from part of Huntingdon 
County, and the 1850 census for Snyder township, Blair County lists: 

forgeman b. Penna. 

b. Penna. 
b. Penna. 
b. Penna. 
b. Penna. 
b. Penna. 
b. Penna. 

19. 1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., Porter twsp. John Dearmond with 1 male, 20-30; 
1 male, 15-20; 1 female, 50-60. This man is assigned as a son of Matthew, since Matthew is the 
only member of the family recorded whose children's ages agree with that of John. Also, Porter 
township is adjacent to West township and the age of the elderly woman listed as living with John 
agrees with that of Matthew's wife, indicating that Matthew may have died and John listed as head 
of the household consisting of his mother and younger brother. 

AG II JOHN DEARMONT (1755-1810), Huntingdon County, Penna. 

John Dearmont, son of William Dearmond of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 
was born before 1755 in North Ireland, and brought to America as a small child by his 
father. He was first recorded in Chester County, Pennsylvania, as a freeman in 1767, 
for supply tax, lbs 3/0/0, Chester County rates. 1 He took the oath of allegiance in 
Hanover township, Dauphin County, August 4, 1777.* 



Henry Dearmit 


age 


54 


Margaret Dearmit 


age 


45 


Lewis Dearmit 


age 


14 


Mary A. Dearmit 


age 


10 


Susan Dearmit 


age 


8 


George Dearmit 


age 


5 


Catherine J. Dearmit 


age 


4 



232 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



He served during the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. William Soull's 
Company 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded by Col. Richard Humpton. He 
enlisted Feb. 11, 1777, and his name last appears on the company muster roll for August 
1777, dated Sept. 5, 1777. He also served in Captain Grier's Company, 1st Continental 
Troops, Pennsylvania; enlisted July 1st, year, rank nor period being shown. 16 He served 
with the Rangers of the Frontiers, Northumberland County, with Wm. Clark's Com- 
pany, 1778-1 783, 3 and received depreciation pay for services in Northumberland County, 
Revolutionary War. 4 He was also listed with the Continental Line, Northumberland 
County Militia, 1 and again with the Rangers of the Frontier, Northumberland County. 6 
He was listed as a private from Northumberland County in a list of soldiers of the 
Revolution who received pay for their services, 1778-1783, Revolutionary War.' 

In 1787, John Diermond was listed in Turbot township, Northumberland County, 
for state tax, with 100 acres, tax lbs 3/9/0, living next to Thomas Dearmond (q.v.) 
who had settled earlier in the county. This is the first listing of his name in North- 
umberland County.* In 1790, he was listed in the Northumberland County census with 
1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female; next to Thomas Dearmond. 

In 1789, he is listed as a settler in Huntingdon County, in Warriors Mark township, 
which was being set off from Franklin township. 9 There is an overlap of one year at 
this point. Apparently, he was influenced to settle in this county by his brother, James, 
who settled there in 1788. Daniel Dearmont is also recorded as an early settler. 10 John 
is listed in the 1800 census for Barre township, Huntingdon County, with 1 male over 
45; 3 males, 16-26; 1 male under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 16-26; 1 female, 10-16; 
3 females under 10. He was not listed in the 1810 census or any subsequent census, 
indicating that he may have died between 1800 and 1810. 

Issue: DEARMONT uncertain" 
AG III William 

b. 1775-1780. 



John 
James 



b. 1790, Huntingdon County, Penna. 

b. 1780-1790. 11 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG IV Thomas 



daughter 



son 



b. 1810-1815. 



b. 1810-1815. 



b. 1825. 



Joseph 
Robert 



b. 1790-1800, Huntingdon County, Penna. 12 

b. 1800-1810. 13 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG IV daughter 

b. 1830. 



son 



daughter 



b. 1830-1835. 
b. 1830-1835. 



LINE C-DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM DEARMOND 233 

daughter 



daughter 



b. 1835-1840. 
b. 1835-1840. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 11, p. 382. 

2. History of Dauphin County, Pa., p. 100. 

3. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 23, pp. 261, 350. 

4. Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg. Revolutionary War Records. 

5. Pennsylvania Archives, Series V, Vol. 14, pp. 363, 677. 

6. Ibid., Series III, Vol. 23, p. 246. 

7. Ibid., Series V, Vol. 4, p. 677. 

8. Ibid., Series III, Vol. 19, p. 747. 

9. J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon County, Pa., p. 387. 

10. See Geographical Index, Huntingdon County, Penna. Daniel Dearmont, apparently, a brother of 
John, James and Thomas. 

11. 1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Banre twsp. James Dearmont with 1 male, 40-50; 
1 male, 15-20; 1 male, 5-10; 1 female, 40-50; 1 female, 15-20. 

1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. James Dearmitt with 1 male, 50-60; 
1 male, 15-20; 1 female, 50-60; 2 females, 20-30. 

12. 1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. Joseph Dearmont with 1 male, 30-40; 
1 female, 15-20. 

13. 1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. Robert Dearmont with 1 male, 
20-30; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female under 5. 

1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. Robert Dearmitt with 1 male, 30-40; 
1 male, 5-10; 1 female, 30-40; 2 females, 5-10; 2 females under 5. 

14. 1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. Thomas Dearmitt with 1 male, 
20-30; 1 female, 15-20. 

15. War Department, Adjutant General's Office. 

16. Author's Note. It has been impossible to establish completely the relationships between the various 
members of the family recorded in Huntingdon County due to the fact that John and James lived 
simultaneously in adjoining townships, and their children were of the same ages. A thorough search 
on the ground which was not possible for me would no doubt show that some of my assumptions 
are incorrect. RCD. 



234 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG HI WILLIAM DEARMOND (al773-al844), Chambersburg, Penna. 

William Dearmond, son of Henry Deyarmond and Jane Holmes, was born in 
Franklin County, Pennsylvania, after 1773. Records indicate that he was a farmer and 
lived his entire life in the same county. He was first listed in 1807, in Antrim township, 
Franklin County, as a freeman, for taxables. 1 On September 2, 1809, his father made 
a deed for land in Hamilton township, to William and his brother, James. 2 On July 1, 
1815, William purchased land in Hamilton township, being Lot No. 71 on the town 
plot, from executors of Benj. Chambers of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The deed 
shows that William was also living in Chambersburg. 3 

On April 8, 1844, William Dearmond and his wife, Mary, executed a deed to Peter 
Christ, covering property situated in Chambersburg.* 

The date of his death is unknown. 
Issue: unknown. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives. 

2. Franklin County, Penna. Deeds, Vol. 12, p. 64. 

3. Ibid., Vol. 10, p. 437. 

4. Ibid., Vol. 19, p. 529. 

AG III JAMES DEYERMONT (al773-?), Franklin County, Penna. 

James Deyermont, son of Henry Deyarmond and Jane Holmes, was born in Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, after 1773. He was a farmer. He was first listed in 1788, Franklin 
County, as being taxed with one horse. 1 On September 2, 1809, his father executed a 
deed to James and his brother, William, for land in Hamilton township. 2 On January 
2, 1812, James Dearmont of Hamilton township purchased from John Brown of Peters 
township, and Elizabeth, his wife, land located in Hamilton township, containing 137 
acres, 87 perches. 3 On April 18, 1818, James Deyarmont obtained a warranty for 27.140 
acres of land in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. 4 On September 9, 1818, James Dyarmont 
and his wife, Martha, gave a deed to William Bratton, all of Hamilton township, for 
land in Hamilton township "which is held by virtue of 2 patents dated April 18, 1818."* 

He married, May 12, 1807, Martha Shannon, Reverend David Denny, pastor, Falling 
Springs Church, Chambersburg, officiating. His name was recorded as "James Diermont".* 
Issue: unknown.'' 



1. Pennsylvania Archives. 

2. Franklin County, Penna. Deeds, Vol. 12, p. 64. 

3. Ibid., Vol. 11, p. 397. 

4. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 25, p. 15. 

5. Franklin County, Penna. Deeds, Vol. 12, p. 112. 

6. Kittochtinny Magazine, Vol. 1, p. 303. Marriages by Rev. David Denny, Falling Spring, 1800-1844. 

7. No census records for Franklin County, Penna., subsequent to 1790 have been examined. 

AG III JAMES DEARMONT, Jr. (1774-al840), Huntingdon County, Penna. 

James Dearmont, Jr., (also spelled DeArmitt), son of James Dearmond of Hunting- 
don County, Pennsylvania, was born in 1774. He was first listed in 1788 as James 
Deermit, single freeman, in Huntingdon township, Huntingdon County, with a tax 
of 12.0. 1 He was later listed with his father in Captain Little's Company of 144 men, 
in the same year. 2 He was listed in the 1790 census for Huntingdon County as James 
Darmet, with 1 male over 16; 2 females; no others. He was shown in the 1800 census 
for Huntingdon County, as living in Warriormark township, as James DeArmand with 
1 male, 26-45; 1 male under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 10-16; 2 females under 10. 
He does not appear in the 1810, 1820 or 1830 census records for Huntingdon County. 

James Dearmot was recorded in 1806 as constable, and in 1803, 1818, 1821 and 1822 



LINE C-DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM DEARMOND 235 

as road supervisor. 5 He was recorded, along with William Dearmin, as receiving a war- 
ranty for 396 acres of land, Huntingdon County, date of survey being April 11, 1825.* 
This may refer to land inherited from his father who died prior to 1820. 

The 1840 census for Huntingdon County finds him in Morris township as James 
Dearmet with 1 male, 50-60; 1 male, 15-20; 1 male, 10-15; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 
50-60; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 5-10. 

In 1845, Jackson township was formed, and he was shown as one of the owners of 
seated lands. 4 Since neither James nor his wife were listed in the 1850 census, it is 
assumed they were then deceased. 

James marrid in 1789, either Esther Long or Rebecca Finley. 6 
Issue: DEARMONT incomplete 
AG IV James III 

b. 1790-1800. 8 



George 
Peter 



b. after 1800. 8 

b. 1810-1820. 

h. listed in 1840 census, Morris township, Huntingdon 

County, Penna., with 1 male, 20-30; 1 male under 5; 

1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 15-20. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives. Series III, Vol. 22, p. 331. 

2. Ibid., Series VI, Vol. 3, pp. 448, 449. 

3. Ibid., Series III, Vol. 25, p. 702. 

4. J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon County, Penna., p. 295, shows John Dearmont, James 
Dearmont, Sr., James Dearmont, Jr., George Dearmont, as owners of seated lands in the newly formed 
Jackson township. Since James DeArmond Sr. died prior to 1820, it must be presumed that his son 
later became known as "James, Sr." and his son as "James Jr." George probably was another son. 

5. Ibid., This could refer to either James, Sr. or James, Jr., but the age of the elder inclines us to 
believe that James, Jr. was the man who was engaged in those more active pursuits. 

6. Ibid., p. 56. Marriages by Rev. John Johnston. James Dermont m. to Esther Long, Jan. 1, 1789: 
James Dermont m. to Rebecca Finley, Dec. 22, 1789. Apparently, this represents marriages of both 
James, Sr. and James, Jr. 

AG HI WILLIAM D. DEARMON (1787-1830), Huntingdon County, Penna. 

William D. Dearmon, son of James Dearmond of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, 
was born in Huntingdon County in 1787. He served in the War of 1812 from Hunting- 
don County, with the drafted troops, age 25, officers being Capt. Jeffries, also Capt. 
Wharton. 1 He was later listed in the roll of militia of the 33rd Pennsylvania Regiment, 
as returned from service on April 13, 1813, as Wm. Dearmont, private. 2 He was again 
shown as Ensign Wm. Dearmond, in the list of officers and privates of the 46th Penn- 
sylvania Regiment, drafted troops, 1812-1814. Apparently, he had resigned as a soldier 
and been appointed to the officer corps. 8 He was also shown as a private, Roll of 
Drafted Companies from Huntingdon County, November 1813/ On August 17, 1813, 
he obtained a warranty and survey for 300 acres of land in Huntingdon County. 8 

He was a blacksmith and farmer in civilian life. He must have died before 1830, 
since his wife is listed as a widow in the 1830 and 1840 census records. 6 

He married Nancy Kennedy (b. 1790-1800) . Apparently, she removed to Ohio with 
her son, Samuel, in 1844, as there is no further record of the family in Huntingdon 
County. 

Issue: DeARMOUN 
AG IV daughter 

b. 1810-1815. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



son 



son 



b. 1810-1815. 



b. 1810-1815. 



Samuel Kennedy 
daughter 



b. 1819, Huntingdon County, Penna. 
b. 1825-1830. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 9, p. 5. 

2. Ibid., Vol. 7, p. 665. 

3. Ibid., Series VI, Vol. 9, p. 23. 

4. J. Simpson Africa, History of Hutitingdon County, Pa., p. 107. 

5. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 25, p. 702. 

6. 1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Dublin township. Nancy Dearmont with 2 
females, 30-40; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female under 5; 2 males, 15-20; 1 male, 10-15. 

1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Tell township. Nancy Dearmon with 1 female, 
40-50; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 10-15; 1 male, 20-30; 1 male, 15-20. 

AG III BARNABAS DeARMITT (1791-1860), Huntingdon County, Penna. 

Barnabas DeArmitt, son of James Dearmond, Senior, of Huntingdon County, was 
born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, June 3, 1791. 1 He grew up on his father's 
farm and apparently lived out his life in the same locality, as he is listed in the 1830, 1840, 
and 1850 censuses as living in West township which is in the same valley where his 
father's home was situated. 2 He died in Huntingdon County, March 1, 1860. 

The name of his wife is not known, but the 1830 and 1840 census records show she 
was born between 1800 and 1810. Her absence from the 1850 census indicates that she 
may have died after 1840. 

After our subject's death, the family must have settled elsewhere, as later historians 
reported that none of the name were living in the county. 3 

Issue: DeARMITT 
AG IV daughter 



son 



James B. 

daughter 

John 

Michael 

daughter 

William 



b. 1810-1815. 

b. 1815-1820. 

b. July 26, 1823, Huntingdon County, Penna. 
m. Nov. 27, 1856, Margaret Gallagher. 1 

b. 1825. 

b. 1828, Huntingdon County, Penna. 

b. 1830, Huntingdon County, Penna. 

b. 1830-1835. 

b. 1834, Huntingdon County, Penna. 



1. Samuel Hanna, Northwestern Indiana, p. 701. See also James Dearmond, Sr., footnote 1. 

2. 1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for West township. Barnaby Dearmot with 1 male, 
30-40; 1 male, 10-15; 2 males under 5; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female under 5. 

1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for West township. Barnaby Dearmitt with 1 male, 
40-50; 1 male, 20-30; 2 males, 10-15; 1 male. 5-10; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 30-40; 1 female, 
20-30; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 5-10. 



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237 



1850 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for West township; p. 84, r. 116. Barnabas DeArmitt, 

age 50*. born Penna.; John DeArmitt, age 22, b. Penna.; Michael DeArmitt, age 20, b. Penna.; 

William DeArmitt, age 16, b. Penna. 

•This figure "50" may have been misread by the researcher; it is possible that the census taker 

recorded it "59" and the zero is illegible. 

J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon County, Pa., p. 289. 



AG III WILLIAM DEARMONT (cl775-1840), Huntingdon County, Penna. 

William Dearmont, son of John Dearmont of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, 
was born 1775-1780, presumably in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He came 
with his father to Huntingdon County as a teen-age boy. Apparently, he was a farmer, 
and lived in Barre township throughout his life. 1 The date of his death is not known 
but since he is not found after 1830 in the census records for Huntingdon County, it is 
possible that he died between 1830 and 1840. 

He married before 1800 but the name of his wife is not recorded unless the record 
of Mary Dearmitt of Barre township in the 1840 census is that of his widow. 2 

Issue: DeARMITT incomplete 
AG IV John 

b. 1805, Huntingdon County, Penna. 
h. a laborer and farmer. 3 
Issue: DeARMITT uncertain 
AG V John 



Jane 

daughter 

daughter 

Jeremiah 

Samuel 



b. 1834, Penna. 

b. 1838, Penna. 

b. 1830-1835, Penna. 

b. 1835-1840, Penna. 

b. 1840, Penna. 

b. 1844, Penna. 



daughter 
daughter 
daughter 
daughter 
daughter 



b. 1804-1810. 



b. 1804-1810. 



b. 1810-1815. 



b. 1815-1820. 



b. 1810-1820. 



1. 1800 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre township. William DeArmand with 1 
male, 16-26; 1 female, 16-26. 

1820 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. William Dearmit with 1 male, 
26-45; 1 male, 16-26; 2 females over 45; 2 females, 10-16; 3 females under 10. 

1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. William Dearmont with 1 male, 
50-60; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 10-15. 

2. 1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. Mary Dearmitt with 1 female, 
60-70; 2 females, 20-30. 

3. 1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. John Dearmitt with 1 male, 30-40; 
1 male under 5; 1 female, 20-30; 2 females, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 



238 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



1850 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Jackson twsp., (Jackson twsp was formed from 
Barre twsp id 1845), p. 144, r. 77. 



John Dearmit 
Jane Dearmit 
John Dearmit 
Jeremiah Dearmit 
Samuel Dearmit 



age 45 b. Penna. 

age 22 b. Penna. 

age 16 b. Penna. 

age 10 b. Penna. 

age 6 b. Penna. 



Recorded in the same household with: 

John Oaks age 51 b. Penna. 

Jane Oaks age 51 b. Penna. 



a laborer 



R.E. $20,000. 



AG III JOHN DEARMONT Jr. (1790-?), Huntingdon County, Penna. 

John Dearmont, Jr., son of John Dearmont of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, 
was born in Huntingdon County in 1790. He was listed early as a single freeman, living 
in Barre township. 1 He was also listed in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 censuses, but was not 
shown in the 1850 census, indicating that he may have removed from the county. 2 

Issue: DeARMIT incomplete and uncertain 
AG IV Alexander 

b. 1815-1820, Huntingdon County, Penna. 



daughter 
daughter 
William 



b. 1815-1820. 

b. 1820. 

b. 1827, Huntingdon County, Penna. 3 
h. a laborer; r. Jackson twsp. 
m. Ann - (b. 1828, Penna.). 
Issue: DeARMIT incomplete 
AG V John III 



b. 1849, Penna. 



daughter 
daughter 



son 



son 



b. 1820-1825. 



b. 1825-1830. 



b. 1830-1835. 



b. 1835-1840. 



1. J. Simpson Africa, History of Huntingdon County, Pa., p. 214. 

2. 1820 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. John Dearmit with 1 male, 26-45 
1 male under 10; 1 female, 16-26; 2 females under 10. 

1830 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. John Dearmont with 1 male, 40-50, 
1 male, 10-15; 1 male, 5-10; 1 female, 30-40; 1 female, 10-15; 2 females, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 
1840 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Barre twsp. John Dearmitt with 1 male, 40-50 
1 male, 10-15; 1 male. 5-10; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 80-40. 

3. 1850 U. S. census, Huntingdon County, Penna., for Jackson twsp. William DeArmit, age 23, laboreT 
b. Penna.; Ann DeArmit, age 22, b. Penna.; John DeArmit, age 10 months, b. Penua. p. 144, r. 76, 



LINE C-DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM DEARMOND 



239 



AG IV SAMUEL KENNEDY DeARMOUN (1819-1848), Butler County, Iowa 

Samuel Kennedy DeArmoun, son of William D. Dearmon and Nancy Kennedy, wai 
born in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, in 1819. * He grew to manhood on his 
father's farm, and after his father's death, continued to make his home with his widowed 
mother until 1844, when he removed to Ohio. It is presumed that his family moved 
with him. He was living in Marion County, Ohio, before his marriage. In 1855, he 
and his wife removed to Butler County, Iowa, by wagon teams, accompanied by her 
parents, brothers and sisters. 2 He died April 8, 1896, in Butler County, Iowa. 

He married in Crawford County, Ohio, June 29, 1848, Esther Harlan (b. Jan. 14, 
1828, Richland County, Ohio), daughter of Jehu Harlan and Susanna Moore, who was 
living in Crawford County at the time of her marriage. In 1912, she was living at Du- 
mont, Iowa. 8 
Issue: DeARMOUN 
AG V Cinderella 

b. Dec. 24, 1849, Crawford County, Ohio; r. Dumont, Iowa. 
W. James 

b. Oct. 8, 1857, Crawford County, Ohio; r. Los Angeles, 

Calif, 
m. Laura Cline. 

b. Nov. 26, 1856, Butler County, Iowa; r. Dumont, Iowa, 
m. John Harper. 

b. April 29, 1861, Butler County, Iowa; r. Council Bluffs, 

Iowa, 
m. George Sutton. 

b. Oct. 17, 1865, Butler County, Iowa; d. July 6, 1898. 
m. Catherine Reed. 

b. June 15, 1867, Butler County, Iowa; r. New Rockiord, 

N. D. 
m. Frank Longnecker. 

b. Aug. 19, 1869, Butler County, Iowa; r. Dumont, Iowa, 
m. Carrie Leese. 



Nancy Ann 



Mary Alice 



John Harvey 



Ida Bell 



Alva Morris 



1. Butler if Bremer Counties, Iowa, History. 

2. A letter written by Mrs. Esther DeArmoun describes the journey by teams on July 3, 1855, "There 
were otheT families who went at the same time and my parents and brothers and sisters made the trip". 

3. Genealogy of the Harlan Family, descendants of George ir Michael Harlan who settled in Chester 
County, Penna., in 1687, pp. 946, 947. 

AG IV ALEXANDER DeARMIT (cl815-?), Blair County, Pennsylvania 

Alexander DeArmit, son of John Dearmont, Jr., was born in Huntingdon County, 
Pennsylvania, 1812-1815. 1 He lived in Blair County, Pennsylvania, and was a com- 
missioned officer of the 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry, during the Civil War, Colonel J. 
Irwin Gregg, commanding. 2 

He married, 1848, Julia Ann Piper (b. Bedford County, Penna.) , daughter of 
Colonel John Piper and Julia Ann Fletcher." 
Issue: s DeARMIT 
AG V William Piper 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Jacob Peters 
Harvey Collins 
Thompson Berry 



Annie 
Julie Ann 
Samuel Calvin 



b. Aug. 24, 1850, Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Penna. 
m. Margaretta Dixon of Virginia, daughter of Edward C. 
Dixon. 

b. July 1852, Blair County, Penna. 

b. Sept. 1854, Blair County, Penna. 

b. Sept. 10, 1856, Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Penna. 
m. Theodosia Stotler, dau. Emanuel Stotler of Pennsyl- 
vania twsp, Huntingdon County, and Nancy Alter. 
Issue: DeARMIT 
AG VI Ella May 
Edith Gail 
Eugene Stotler 
Theodosia Ada 

b. Nov. 1858, Blair County, Penna. 

b. Aug. 1860, Blair County, Penna. 

b. May 1862, Blair County, Penna. 



1. See John Dearmont, Jr., footnote 2. 

2. Colonial ir Revolutionary Families, Vol. II, p. 970. 

3. History of Ulegheny County, Pa., p. 541. 



LINE D 

MICHAEL DEARMOND 

of 

Columbia County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



241 



242 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG I MICHAEL DEARMOND (1748-1339), Columbia County, Penna. 

Michael Dearmond, probably a son of John Diermond of County Donegal, Ireland, 
was born in County Donegal in 1748. While still a lad, he entered the British Army 
and served in India for a number of years. 1 After this service ended, he emigrated to 
America, and settled in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He enlisted at Read- 
ing, Pennsylvania, November, 1775, as a private, in Captain John Spohn's Company, 
Colonel Magew's Pennsylvania Regiment, for service during the Revolutionary War. 
On November 16, 1776, he was wounded in the Battle of Fort Washington, taken 
prisoner and confined until February 1777, at which time he was released on parole. 2 
At the time of capture, he was with the 5th Battalion, Captain Benezet's Company. 3 

In November 1778, Michael took the oath of allegiance before Colonel Timothy 
Green, Hanover township, Dauphin County, 4 although his address was shown as Sun- 
bury, Northumberland County, when he was taken prisoner in 1776. 3 He was not 
found in the 1790 or 1800 census but appeared in the 1810 census as living in London- 
derry township, Northumberland County, with 1 male over 45; 2 males under 10; 1 
female, 26-45; 2 females under 10. 

He was afterwards recorded in Columbia County, but this may have been due to 
the formation of that county from Northumberland County in 1813 rather than an 
actual physical move by Michael. He owned "a small lot" consisting of 506 acres of 
land, located 5 miles from Danville. 1 In 1818, he made application for a pension, giving 
as his residence, Columbia County, and his age as 70. 2 The certification of the pension 
by William Montgomery, Judge, comments on his extreme poverty. No explanation 
was given of the whereabouts of his children. In 1820, he made a statement in Open 
Court at Danville, Columbia County, that he was 72 years old, a shoemaker by trade 
but unable to pursue his trade because of bad eyesight; his wife dead and none of his 
family living with him. 2 

He was recorded in 1820 s and in 1825 6 as still receiving a Revolutionary War Pen- 
sion. In 1834, a recapitulation of his pension payments was made to the U. S. Senate, 
and later historians reading the poorly constructed statement judged him to be 86 
years of age at the time of commencement of his pension, although he was actually 86 
years old in 1834 when the report was written. 7 

He died in 1839, at his home near Danville, at the age of 91, and is buried in a 
cemetery at Danville. Last payment on his pension was made April 6, 1838, at the 
Girard Bank, Philadelphia, to Michael Tracy, attorney for the pensioner. 8 

His wife was Hester McMahon (b. 1765-1784; d. 1820) . a 
Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG II John 

Sarah 



Mary 

Nancy 
James 



b. circa 1804, Northumberland County, Penna. 

b. 1800-1810, Northumberland County, Penna. 

b. 1800-1810, Northumberland County, Penna. 
m. — Brown. 

b. 1800-1810, Northumberland County, Penna. 
m. — Hendrickson. 



b. 1812, Northumberland County, Penna. 
2 others who died in infancy 
~1. Family~history preserved by his descendants. 



LINE D-DESCENDANTS OF MICHAEL DEARMOND 243 

2. Revolutionary War Pension Claim s42155. See also. Appendix. 

3. Pennsylvania Archives, Series V, Vol. 2, p. 174. 

4. Ibid., Series III, Vol. 13, p. 445; also, Dauphin County, Penna. records. 

5. Ibid., Vol. 15, p. 691. 

6. Ibid., p. 717. 

7. Senate Documents, 1834, 23rd Congress, 1st Session, Pensions Roll, Vol. 2, Documents 514. Statements 
of Columbia County, Penna. Michael Dearmond, private. Annual Allowance, $96.00, sumes received, 
$1508.49, Pension continued; placed on Roll July 22, 1818, commencement of pension, June 18, 
1818. Age 86. 

8. General Accounting Office, Washington, D. C, Records Division. 



244 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AC II JOHN DeARMOND (cl804-1848), Fulton County, Illinois 

John DeArmond, son of Michael Dearniond and Hester McMahon, was born in 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, about 1804. In 1813, Columbia County was 
formed from part of Northumberland County, and presumably John found himself, 
along with his father, in another county. He is first found in the 1840 census for 
Liberty township, listed apart from his father and with his own family. 1 He was living 
in or near Danville when his father died in 1839. 

Sometime after 1840, he removed to Illinois, where he apparently followed the 
pursuit of farming. He may have settled first in Sangamon County 2 but if so, did not 
tarry there long as he was living in Fulton County when he died, February 20, 1848. 3 

He married, in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, about 1825, Elizabeth Campbell 
(b. 1808, Ireland), daughter of William Campbell' and Nancy McMullen. Since her 
father settled near Canton, Illinois, about 1848, it is possible that his removal there 
from Pennsylvania was occasioned by the widowhood of his daughter and probable that 
they made their home together afterwards. 4 The date of her death is not known but 
Cora May DeArmond Davidson (q.v.) says that Elizabeth spent the winter of 1884 in 
Cora May's father's home and was 76 years old that year. "She enjoyed her cup of tea 
and made tomato preserves, using sorghum molasses." 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG III William 

James 

Elizabeth 



Jane 



b. Feb. 26, 1826, Columbia County, Penna. 

b. May 26, 1828, Columbia County, Penna. 

b. after 1825, Columbia County, Penna. 
m. — Barnes. 

after 1825, Columbia County, Penna. 

— Boswell. 

after 1825, Columbia County, Penna. 

— Wheeler. 

after 1825, Columbia County, Penna. 
after 1825, Columbia County, Penna. 

1. 1840 U. S. census, Columbia County, Penna., for Liberty twsp. John Darmond with 1 male, 30-40; 
2 males, 10-15; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 30-40; 2 females, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 

2. Holt ir Atchison Counties, Missouri, History (1882). "John DeArmond was in the Revolutionary War 
at Bunker Hill and drew a pension and died at 112. He was born in Columbia County, Penna. His 
wife, Elizabeth Campbell, was born in Ireland and their son John moved to Sangamon County, 111., 
in 1846. Their son William born Columbia County, Penna., Feb. 1826, moved to Atchison County, 
Missouri, and owned land." [The above biographical sketch, although badly garbled, has preserved 
some facts of movements and some dates. The author had his names hopelessly confused.] 

3. Family history, preserved by John's descendants. William (b. 1826) was 13 years old when Ms 
grandfather Michael died, and he obtained and preserved these facts from his father. 

4. See Appendix, Obituary of William Campbell. 

AG II JAMES DeARMOND (1812-?), Blair County, Pennsylvania 

James DeArmond, son of Michael Dearmond and Hester McMahon, was born in 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1812. 1 Sometime after he reached manhood 
he removed to Blair County, where he met and married his wife. He was listed in the 





b. 




m 


Agnes 


b. 




m 


John 


b. 


Joseph 


b. 



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245 



1850 census as an engineer. 1 In 1866, he moved to Davenport, Iowa, and later removed 
to Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, to be near his son, David Albaugh. He was a 
farmer; a man of determination and enterprise. He is reputed to have died at the age 
of 94 or 96, but since he was considered for many years to have been born in 1790, 
this cannot be relied upon. 

He married, Blair County, Pennsylvania, Catherine Albaugh (b. 1815, Maryland; 
d. 1904) , the youngest of thirteen children. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV David Albaugh 

b. Mar. 18, 1844, Altoona, Blair County, Penna. 
Dr. John A. 

b. Mar. 7, 1853, Blair County, Penna. 
James M. 

b. 1846, Blair County, Penna. 

h. was superintendent of schools, Davenport, Iowa; died 
from t. b. of the larynx. 



Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V James Lee 



d. aged about 14, from in- 
juries received in an ele- 
vator accident. 



William W. 



b. 1849; d. Chicago, 111. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Marguerite 



m. George Williamson De- 
Armond (q.v.) , her cousin, 
r. Seattle, Wash. (1931). 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Blair County, Penna., for Junietta twsp., p. 175, r. 4. James Dearmit, age 38, b. 
Penna., occupation, engineer, R.E. $1500. Catherine Dearmit, age 35, b Penna.; David Dearmit, age 
6, b. Penna.; James Dearmit, age 4, b. Penna.; William, age 1 , b. Penna. 



246 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG III WILLIAM DeARMOND (1826-1908), Fairfax, Missouri 

William DeArmond, son of John DeArmond and Elizabeth Campbell, was born in 
Columbia County, Pennsylvania, February 26, 1826. He was reared on his father's place 
near Danville, Pennsylvania, being 13 years old when his grandfather, Michael, died. 
His parents moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1846, and to Fulton County, Illinois, 
shortly after, but William remained in Sangamon County, working as a thresher. 1 
Later, he settled at Knoxville, Iowa, and from there moved to Fairfax, Atchison County, 
Missouri, 2 where he remained until his children were grown. Afterwards, he moved to 
Washington state and settled near Sultan, where he died, December 17, 1908, and is 
buried. 

He married, March 26, 1851, Sangamon County, Illinois, Leah Adeline Carson (b. 
July 30, 1829; d. Oct. 17, 1908, Sultan, Wash.; g. same), who was related to Kit Carson, 
famous Western scout. 



Issue: 
AG IV 



DeARMOND 
Jacob 



El Dora 



Deema 



Antoinette 



Jerome 



Nora 



Scott 

Carrie 

Grant 

Charles 

William 

Rachel 



b. Nov. 16, 1851, Sangamon County, 111.; d. Nov. 1939. 
h. moved with his parents to Atchison County, Mo. 2 
m. Dickie Blanchard. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Roscoe 

Blanche 

Charles 

b. Feb. 15, 1856. 

m. Tom Atwood. 

b. Mar. 17. 1857 
m. John Dragoo 
Issue: DRAGOO 
AG V Edith 

Frank 

Okie 

Bess 

m. Lou Starbuck. 

b. 1864. 

m. Asa Maddux. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Sangamon County, 111.; p. 242; r. 165. William D Armond, age 24, thresher, b. 
Penna.; listed in household of Valentine Cartwright, age 29, b. N. J.; Cynthia Cartwright. age 29, b. 
N.J. 

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AG III JAMES DeARMOND (1828-1886), Montgomery County, Kansas 

James DeArmond, son of John DeArmond and Elizabeth Campbell, was born in 
Columbia County, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1828. While still a boy, his parents removed 
to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1846, and soon after to Fulton County, Illinois, where 
his father died in 1848. After James reached manhood, he settled in Ringo County, 
Iowa, where he became a farmer and postmaster. In after years, he lived in Montgomery 
County, Kansas, where he died, November 16, 1886. 

He married first, 1856 in Iowa, Mary Jane Sweet (b. Apr. 23, 1823; d. 1861). 

He married second, May 27, 1861, Iowa, Amanda Wright (b. May 27. 1843, Ind.; d. 
Mar. 21, 1921, Independence, Kans.) . 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 1 
AG IV Leila Agness 

b. 1856, Iowa. 



twins 



Issue: 
AG IV 



Zall 



Benona Sweet 



Edwin Isadore 



b. 1858, Iowa. 



b. 1861, Iowa; died the same year. 



b. 1861, Iowa. 
DeARMOND second marriage 
Nathaniel Wright 

b. Dec. 27, 1863, Iowa. 
Norman Roy 



Cora May 



b. Oct. 1867, Iowa; d. 1919. 

h. studied for the ministry at Johnson Bible College, 
Kimberlin Heights, Knox County, Tenn., in 1894 and 
1895, from Jefferson, Kansas. He was a very tall, hand- 
some man; a fluent speaker, possessed of great dignity 
and the bearing of an aristocrat. 

m. 1912, Topeka, Kansas, Olive Moody. 

b. July 8, 1869, Union County, Iowa; living (1953) tem- 
porarily at 315 Pritchard St., Berryville, Ark., aged 84. 

m. Dec. 3, 1903, Independence, Kansas, Oliver M. David- 
son (b. Nov. 30, 1877, Lorned, Pawnee County, Kans.), 
son of Moore Green Davidson & Malinda Jane Os- 
borne; Rev. J. A. Longston, officiating. 
Issue: none. 



20, 1922, Mayetta, 







adopted: 






Alice Lucille 






b. Jan. 






Kans 


John "Andy" 








b. 


Feb. 1877, Iowa. 


James Ray 








b. 


June 6, 1884, Independence, Kans. 


Sophie Irene 








d. 


in infancy. 



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AG HI JUDGE DAVID ALBAUGH DeARMOND (1844-1909), Butler, Missouri 

Judge David Albaugh DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Catherine Albaugh, 
was born at Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, March 18, 1844. His father removed 
to Davenport, Iowa, in 1866, and it is presumed that David moved with his father. 
He eventually settled in Bates County, Missouri, and in 1884, was a presidential elector 
on the democratic ticket of Cleveland and Hendricks. He was a Missouri State Senator 
from 1879 to 1883, and was Missouri Supreme Court Commissioner in 1884. He was 
elected to the U. S. House of Representatives, and served from March 4, 1891 until 
his death. 1 He was a man of strong character and a caustic tongue, which coupled with 
his prodigious memory and comprehensive knowledge of the Constitution, made of 
him a dreaded adversary. Many a Congressional opponent has had cause to regret he 
tangled with the Missouri representative. His nephew, Louis D'Armand, has this to 
say of his uncle: "After absorbing all his adversary had to offer, he would rise, face 
old Joe Cannon and draw his words and sentences across the finest file ever used in 
Congress." 

He lost his life when his home burned and he went back into the burning building 
to save the life of his grandson. Both perished in the flames, November 23, 1909. The 
entire nation was shocked at the tragic death of one of the most colorful and dynamic 
personalities in the U. S. Congress. He is buried in Oak Hill cemetery, Butler, Missouri. 

He married Alice M. Long, of Greenfield, Missouri. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V I. James Albaugh 

2. Harriet 

3. Edward Harrison 

b. July 4, 1878, Greenfield, Mo. 

4. George Williamson 

b. circa 1880. 

h. U. S. Army; retired as Colonel, Nov. 30, 1943; an at- 
torney in civilian life. 

m. Marguerite DeArmond, dau. William W. DeArmond 
(q.v.) , her first cousin. 



b. Nov. 28, 1873, Greenfield, Mo. 
m. Nancy Lee Bell. 

m. Orville D. Stansbury; r. Okmulgee, Okla. 



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AG III DR. JOHN A. DeARMOND (1853-1916), Davenport, Iowa 

Dr. John A. DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Catherine Albaugh, was bom 
in Blair County, Pennsylvania, March 7, 1853. 

He died of pernicious anemia at Davenport, Iowa, April 6, 1916. 
Issue: D'ARMAND 
AG V daughter 

d. young. 

Louis Grant 

b. Mar. 14, 1880; r. Clearwater, Fla. (1948). 
m. first, Anna Cederlof (b. Dec. 17, 1884) . 
m. second, Lyda Clark. 

Issue: D'ARMAND first marriage 
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b. Jan. 5, 1910; r. New York 

City, 
m. first, — . 

m. second, Frances Ullman 
of Missouri. 
Mary Elizabeth 

b. April 6, 1912. 

m. first, Edward Decker; later 

divorced, 
m. second, Al Reinhardt of 
New York City; an artist. 
Issue: REINHARDT 
second marriage 
AG VII a son 
Issue: D'ARMAND second marriage 
AG VI Monte 

b. Oct. 10, 1934. 



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AG IV ELDORA DeARMOND (1356-1899), Fairfax, Missouri 

Eldora DeArmond, daughter of William DeArmond and Leah Adeline Carson, 
was born in either Sangamon County, Illinois, or Knoxville, Iowa, February 15, 1856, 
and accompanied her parents to Fairfax, Atchison County, Missouri, where she grew 
to womanhood. She died near Fairfax, September 1899. 

She married, November 1872, Atchison County, Missouri, George Nicholas Cies (b. 
Mar. 4, 1848, Bavaria, Germany; d. Aug. 19, 1924, Brunswick, Neb.), son of Nicholas 
Cies of Bavaria. 1 After ElDora's death, he remarried and had a son, Christopher (b. 
Sept. 25, 1904). 



Issue: CIES 
AG V Herbert William 



Arthur Wellington 



Charles Edward 



Leah Ann 



Ralph Emerson 



b. Jan. 14, 1874, near Fairfax, Atchison County, Mo. 
h. attended William Jewell College, and Nebraska Uni- 
versity. He became a salesman of insurance, advertising 
and feeds. Now (1953) retired, and living at Eudora, 
Kans. 1 
m. first, Bessie Munns. 

m. second, Apr. 19, 1913, Girard, Kansas, Florence V. 
Furness (b. June 4, 1883, Cherokee County, Kans.), 
daughter of Herman Newell Furness and Lynn Harriet 
Barr. 
Issue: CIES first marriage 
AG VI Lylith Dean 

b. Jan. 4, 1899, Craig, Holt 

Co., Mo. 
m. C. E. Sullivan. 
Issue: CIES second marriage 
AG VI Mary Aileen 

b. Aug. 28, 1915, Wichita, 

Kans. 
m. Rev. S. E. West, Jr., an 
Episcopalian minister. 
Rev. Herbert Adrian 

b. Feb. 23, 1919, Wichita, 

Kans. 
h. a Methodist minister, 
m. Lucile Hower Tanner. 

b. Apr. 6, 1876, near Fairfax, Atchison County, Mo. 
m. Allie Gray. 

b. Dec. 22, 1878, near Fairfax, Atchison County, Mo. 
m. Minnie Guilliams. 

b. Aug. 11, 1880, near Fairfax, Atchison County, Mo. 
m. William Hunt. 

b. Aug. 20, 1882, near Fairfax, Atchison County, Mo. 

m. first, Nina Holmes. 

m. second, Helen Dondore. 






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Maud A. 



George Nicholas, Jr. 



b. Aug. 20, — , near Fairfax, Atchison County, Mo. 
m. Andrew Jackson. 

b. July 13, 1888. 



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AG IV LEILA AGNESS DeARMOND (1856-1929), Independence, Kansas 

Leila Agness DeArmond, daughter of James DeArmond and Mary Jane Sweet, was 
born in Ringo County, Iowa, in 1856. She died in 1929. 

She married, 1874, Charlie Wheeler. 
Issue: WHEELER 1 
AG V 1. Nellie 

m. Harvey Morrison of Independence, Kansas. 

Issue: MORRISON 
AG VI Alice 

m. — Monk. 

Issue: 5 children. 



2. Emmett 



3. Loren 



4. Maude 



Bertha 

Maudie 

Birdie 

Dorothy 

Clifford 
Virginia 



m. — Beard. 

Issue: 1 daughter. 

m. - Hill. 

Issue: 3 children. 

m. — Wilson. 
Issue: 2 boys. 

m. — Adams. 

Issue: 6 children. 

Issue: 2 children 

m. — Eads. 

Issue: 5 children. 



r. Tyro, Kansas. 
Issue: 8 children. 



r. Route No. 1, Caney, Kansas. 
Issue: none. 

m. Lloyd Douglas of Route No. 1, Caney, Kansas. 
Issue: 4 children; all died in infancy. 



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AG IV ZALL DeARMOND (1858-1939), Kansas 

Zall DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Mary Jane Sweet, was born in Ringo 
County, Iowa, in 1858. He died in 1939. 

He married, 1889, Harriet Mellington. 
Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG V 1. James Irvin 

m. Nell Schmidt. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Warren 
Dorothy 



2. Harvey 



3. Roy 



4. Pearl 



5. Ruby 



m. Alice Schmidt. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Dale 

one other 

m. and now deceased (1953) . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Max 



h. in U. S. Army. 



m. and now deceased (1953) 
Issue: 2 children. 

m. Perry Dark. 

Issue: DARK 
AG VI Merle 

Leonard 

Cecil 

Kenneth (?) 



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AG IV EDWIN ISADORE DeARMOND (1861-1934), Kansas 

Edwin Isadore DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Mary Jane Sweet, was bom 
in Ringo County, Iowa, in 1861. He died in 1934. 

He married, 1884, Sarah Prebble. 
Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG V 1. Elmer 



2. Arthur 

3. Ralph "Jack" 

4. Ruth 



m. 1918; d. 1918. 
Issue: none. 

h. veteran, World War I; now (1953) deceased. 

m. Marie Scott. 
Issue: none. 

m. George Keltz. 
Issue: KELTZ 
AG VI Kenneth 



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5. Edna 

6. Nora 



daughter 
Arthur 

m. — Clopp of Wichita, Kansas. 

h. now (1953) deceased. 

Issue: 2 children who d. in infancy. 



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AG IV NATHANIEL WRIGHT DeARMOND (1863-1927), Montgomery County, Kan. 

Nathaniel Wright DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Amanda Wright, was 
born in Ringo County, Iowa, December 27, 1863. He attended school at Elmwood 
[now Jefferson], Kansas, and became a farmer and thresher man. He died in Mont- 
gomery County, Kansas, November 1927. 

He married, 1902, Montgomery County, Kansas, Estella Whetstine (b. Jan. 8, 
1884, Liberty, Kansas) , daughter of Henry Whetstine and Jane Shelby. 
Issue: DeARMOND 1 
AG V Nathaniel Estel 

b. 1904, Burdette, Kansas. 
m. Kathryn Cheek. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Marguerite 
Kaye 



Amanda Jane 



Tena Mary 



b. 1909, Havana, Kansas. 
m. first, Charles Hixon. 
m. second, Barney Canon. 

Issue: HIXON first marriage 
AG VI Charles Armond 

Diana 

Robert 

b. 1912, Havana, Kansas, 
m. first, Horatio Stone, 
m. second, Del Barron. 

Issue: STONE first marriage 
AG VI Viola 



Natalie 



Issue: 2 children. 

m. Huel Sailor of U. S. Navy. 

Issue: SAILOR 
AG VII 1 son 



Norman Forest 



Henry Whetstine 



b. 1921, Havana, Kansas. 
Issue: none. 

b. 1923, Independence, Kansas. 
m. Charolette (?) — . 



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Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Peggy Ann 



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AG IV JOHN "ANDY" DeARMOND (1877-1939), Bolivar, Missouri 

John "Andy" DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Amanda Wright, was born 
in Ringo County, Iowa, February 1877. He became a carpenter, skilled cabinet maker 
and painter. He died at Bolivar, Missouri, in 1939. 
He married first, 1901, Mahala Watt. 
He married second, 1909, Goldena Gilmore. 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG V Orie Lee 

b. 1902, Missouri r. Truth and Consequences, N. Mex. 
m. Eleanor — . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Connie 
Richard 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG V Opal 

John James 

m. Lucille — . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Francesca 

AG IV JAMES RAY DeARMOND (1884- ), Berryville, Arkansas 

James Ray DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Amanda Wright, was born at 
Independence, Kansas, June 6, 1884. He attended grammar school at Independence, 
and graduated from Kansas State Teachers College, Pittsburg, Kansas, with a B.S. degree 
in Education and Industrial Arts. He became a teacher and draftsman. After retiring, he 
lived at Cisco, Texas, for awhile, and dealt in real estate as a hobby. He lives now 
(1953) at 315 Pritchard Street, Berryville, Arkansas. 1 

He married first, May 10, 1904, Independence, Kansas, Bessie Shelley (b. Feb. 22, 
1884, Independence, Kans.; d. 1936) , daughter of Samuel B. Shelley and Mary Elizabeth 
Green. 

He married second, Jan. 24, 1942, Kansas City, Missouri, Eva Marie Parker (b. Apr. 
28, 1888, Cedar Falls, Iowa). 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG V Cora Muriel 

b. Feb. 18, 1905, Modoc, Kansas; r. 209 E. 12th St., Rus- 
sell, Kans. 
h. graduate, ElDorado High School; attended Kansas State 
Teachers College; taught school one year; afterwards a 
clerk, Allen Abstract Office until she married. She is a 
member, The Christian Church, and Rebecca Lodge, 
m. Jan. 26, 1926, Sedgwick, Kansas, Peter James Wegner 
(b. Aug. 7, 1895, Lawton, N. Y.) , son of Bernard 
Wegner and Anna Belcher. A veteran of World War I, 
he is an oil well driller, and has been in the Kansas 
fields since 1920. 






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Issue: WEGNER 1 
AG VI Richard James 



James Vernon 
Fern 



Herschel Marion 



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Peter Eugene 



Bernard Carl "Ben" 



b. Sept. 19, 1926, ElDorado, 
Kans. 

h. graduate, Chase (Kansas) 
High School; earned his 
B.S. and M.A. degrees 
from Kansas State College. 
A veteran of World War 
II, he is now (1953) work- 
ing on his doctorate. 

b. July 14, 1929, ElDorado, 
Kans. 

h. graduate, Sterling (Kans.) 
High School; attended 
Kansas State College. 
Served 4 years in U. S. 
Navy, during Korean War. 
Now (1953) radar tech- 
nician, Beach Aircraft 
Plant, Wichita, Kans. 

b. Oct. 1, 1935, ElDorado, 
Kans. 

h. graduate, Sterling (Kans.) 
High School; attended 
Kansas State College. 



b. May 25, 1907, Chanute, Kans. 

b. Aug. 28, 1912, Haswell, Colo.; r. Hollister, Mo. 
h. graduate, ElDorado, Kansas, grade and high schools; 
and Junior College, Kansas State Teachers College. 1 
Has been a teacher for 12 years (1953). 
m. June 19, 1937, Preston, Idaho, Logan L. Jarnagin (b. 
Jan. 16, 1911, ElDorado, Kans.), son of Eldon F. Jarna- 
gin and Olive Logan; Bishop Edgerly officiating. 
Issue: JARNAGIN 
AG VI Mary Jane 

b. Apr. 22, 1945, Springfield, 
Mo. 

b. June 5, 1914, Pittsburg, Kans. 



AG IV GENERAL EDWARD HARRISON DeARMOND (1878?) 

General Edward Harrison DeArmond, son of David Albaugh DeArmond and Alice 
M. Long, was born in Greenfield, Missouri, July 4, 1878. He was a United States Army 



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officer, and in 1931 was commanding officer, Second Corps Area, and was stationed at 
Governors Island, New York. At the time of his death, he was a brigadier general. 

He married, December 4, 1901, Marinda Hannah (b. June 17, 1880), daughter of 
John Wesley Hannah. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI James K. 

b. Nov. 10, 1902, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. 

h. an officer, U. S. Air Corps (1931) . 

m. Rosemary Malovin, of East Orange, N. J. 

Issue: DeARMOND incomplete 
AG VII Michael Edward 

b. June 14, 1928. 



Catherine 



David A. 1 



Anne 1 



b. Jan. 1, 1906, Presidio, San Francisco, Calif. 

m. Lt. Blackshear Morrison Bryan, Jr. of Louisiana. 

Issue: BRYAN 
AG VII Blackshear Morrison III 

b. Oct. 28, 1929, West Point, 
N. Y. 

b. Dec. 17, 1910. 

b. Dec. 17. 1910. 



1. A letter written to the author by General DeArmond on Nov. 18, 1931, did not mention his children, 
David A. and Anne; the author has assumed that both had previously deceased. 



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AG V JAMES VERNON DeARMOND (1907- ), Bellf lower, Calif. 

James Vernon DeArmond, son of James Ray DeArmond and Bessie Shelley, was 
born at Chanute, Kansas, May 25, 1907. He attended school at Modoc, Pittsburg, Wil- 
son, Kanapolis, ElDorado, Kansas; is a graduate, Excelsior Union Night High School, 
Norwalk, California. An electrician by profession, he lives (1953), 6102 Hazelbrook, 
Bellflower, California. 1 

He married, February 14, 1925, Eureka, Kansas, Lynette Marguerite Kirwin (b. Jan. 
17, 1908, Pittsburg, Kans.), daughter of Michael Ray Kirwin (d. Sept. 1943) and 
Capitola "Tola" Kitchen. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Dorothy Jean 

b. Jan. 29, 1930, ElDorado, Kans. 
m. Jack Raymond Jones 

Issue: JONES 
AG VII James Edward 

b. Feb. 1947. 
William Raymond 

b. Aug. 1949. 



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AG V HERSCHEL MARION DeARMOND (1914- ), Elizabeth City, N. C. 

Herschel Marion DeArmond, son of James Ray DeArmond and Bessie Shelley, was 
born at Pittsburg, Kansas, June 5, 1914. He is a graduate, ElDorado High School, and 
Adcox Diesel Engineering School of Portland, Oregon. He has been in the U. S. Navy 
for 20 years as a career, being now Damage Control Chief, and based at Charleston, 
South Carolina. He was serving on the U. S. CINCONA at Pearl Harbor when the 
Japanese made their sneak attack, December 7, 1941. He served with the Pacific Fleet 
and the Asiatic Fleet during World War II. He makes his home at 712 Parsonage, 
Elizabeth City, North Carolina. 1 

He married, June 5, 1948, Elizabeth City, N. C, Marian Davis Gilden (b. Dec. 27, 
1924, Elizabeth City, N. C.) , daughter of Charles Waymouth Davis and Zulean Sample, 
Rev. A. B. Crocker, officiating. Marian has a son by her first marriage, Norman Bryan 
Gilden (b. Feb. 11, 1942). 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Bess Charlene 



Faith Clair 



b. June 17, 1950, Charleston, S. C. 
b. July 30, 1951, Charleston, S. C. 



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LINE E 

THOMAS DEARMOND 

of 

Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



Thomas was the American sire of a prolific and distinguished family. Two of his 
sons remained in Pennsylvania, and the descendants of one of them are still residing 
in Northumberland County. The other two sons settled in Ohio, and left many de- 
scendants who assumed a prominent part in the development of Butler and Hamilton 
Counties. For many years, the family has held a reunion each summer for the renewal 
of family ties, and the exchange of news and family history. As a result, a rich store 
of family history has been preserved, which was generously shared with this author and 
has been included in this work. 

From Ohio, some descendants moved into other sections of the country, but for the 
most part, the family has remained rooted in Butler County, and today forms a part 
of the government and cultural life of the community. 



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260 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG I THOMAS DEARMOND (cl735-cl811), Northumberland County, Penna. 

Thomas Dearmond, son of Alexander Diermond of County Donegal, North Ireland, 
was born in North Ireland about 1735. He came to America as a young man, and 
settled first in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. His wife, who was French, died in 
childbirth soon after his arrival, and he returned to Ireland for another bride. 1 He 
was first recorded on June 28, 1768, in a caveat proceedings by Robert Dunbar, involv- 
ing title to his land which had been improved about 1758 by Joseph Scott and sold 
by him to Thomas Dearmond, who in turn sold it to Alexander Miller, who sold it to 
Archibald Stewart, who was then living on it. 2 No location was given but it was prob- 
ably in Dauphin County. One history says he emigrated from Scotland to Ireland and 
from there to America, 3 but this is perhaps only partly true since the family was 
apparently established in North Ireland before Thomas was born. 

He served during the Revolutionary War, 1776-1779, as a private in Captain Alex- 
ander Lawson Smith's company, Rawling's Regiment, Continental Troops (which later 
became Capt. Gabriel Long's Company, Morgan's Rifle Regiment, Continental Troops) . 
He enlisted, August 17, 1776, and his name last appeared on the company payroll for 
July 1779, which bore no remarks. His name was recorded variously as 'Thomas De- 
Armot', 'Thomas Dearmott', 'Thomas DearmonV 

By 1783, Thomas was living in Turbot township, Northumberland County, with 
150 acres of land." On December 26, 1786, he purchased additional land.' The 1790 
census shows his family as consisting of himself, wife, and four sons.' On November 
18, 1791, he was listed on the roll of pay for the Volunteer Corps of Scouts, employed 
on frontiers of Allegheny County for 8 days. 8 On September 8, 1793, he purchased 
from Frederick Watts, property in Turbot township. 9 The 1800 census reveals that his 
family was breaking up, two sons being gone, and a third one married. 10 On December 
20, 1805, he sold property in Turbot township to John Hower. 9 The 1810 census shows 
him a widower, living with his two youngest sons, including the wife and children of 
Samuel. 11 On September 4, 1811, he sold to his "son, Samuel DeArmond", property 
located in Turbot township. 12 On October 22, 1811, he transferred to the Warrior Run 
Presbyterian Church congregation, property in Turbot township. 13 No further record 
of him has been found, and it is presumed that he died, 1811-1812. 

After the death of his first wife, he returned to Ireland and married Peggy King 
(b. bl755; d. 1800-1810, Northumberland County, Penna.), and brought her to his home 
in Dauphin County. This may have occurred about 1766. 1 
Issue: DeARMOND 14 
AG II King 

Alexander 

Samuel 

Robert K. 



b. 1767, Dauphin County, Penna. 
b. 1769, Dauphin County, Penna. 
b. 1774-1784, probably Dauphin County, Penna. 

b. 1784, Northumberland County, Penna. 



1. Mrs. Sallie DeArmond Sweet of Kalvesta, Kansas, writing to the author in November 1938, says in 
part, "Grandpap (Samuel Hardin DeArmond) told me the family was driven from France by persecu- 
tion. He seemed to think all of the name had to leave. He thought that only one came to America 
from Ireland (Thomas Dearmond) and his wife was French but did not live long after they arrived 
here, when her first baby was born and died. He went back to Ireland and Married Peggy King 
and they lived in Western Pennsylvania." 

2. Pennsylvania Archives, Series I, Vol. 3, p. 233. 

S. History of Northumberland County, Pa., p. 1078. Biography of Samuel DeArmond says his father 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 261 

(Thomas) emigrated from Scotland to Ireland and from there to America, and located in Dauphin 
County, Penna., and moved to Northumberland County about 1793, and settled near the present site 
of the Warrior Run Presbyterian Church. The sojourn in Scotland mentioned here must refer to the 
father of Thomas, since extant records indicate that Alexander Diermond was domiciled in County 
Donegal earlier than the birth of Thomas. 

4. War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington; also Pennsylvania Archives, Series V, Vol. 
14, pp. 363, 677. 

5. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 19, p. 574. 1783, Tho's Dearmond, Northumberland County, 
150 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle, for Federal Supply Tax. 

Ibid., 1784, Federal Supply Tax, Tho's Dearmond, Northumberland County, 150 acres, 2 horses, 2 
cattle. 

Ibid., p. 586. 1785, Federal Supply Tax, Thomas Deormand, 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, Northumber- 
land County. 

Ibid., p. 671. 1786, Federal Supply Tax, Thos Dermont, Northumberland County, 100 acres, 2 horses, 
2 cows, tax 11/10. 

Ibid., p. 747. 1787, Federal supply tax, Thos. Diermond, Northumberland County, 100 acres, 2 
horses, 2 cows. 

6. Ibid., Vol. 25, p. 121. Warrantees of land to Thomas Deyermond, Northumberland County, Penna. 
Date of survey, Dec. 26, 1786. 

7. 1790 U. S. census, Northumberland County, Penna. Thomas Dearmond with 3 males over 16; 2 
males under 16; 1 female. Listed next to John Dearmond. 

8. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 5, p. 8; also, Scries III, Vol. 23, p. 249. 

9. Northumberland County, Penna. Deeds. 

10. 1800 U. S. census, Northumberland County, Penna., for Turbot twsp. Thomas Dearmond with 1 
male over 45; 2 males, 16-26; 1 female over 45; 2 females, 16-26. 

11. 1810 U. S. census, Northumberland County, Penna., for Turbot twsp. Thomas Dearmond with 1 
male over 45; 1 male, 26-45; 1 male, 16-26; 2 males under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 16-26; 1 
female, 10-16; 1 female under 10. 

12. Northumberland County, Penna. Deed Book Q, p. 719, recorded, Feb. 27, 1812. 
IS. Ibid., p. 614. 

14. See Appendix, Thomas Dearmond; Deed by him to his son Samuel, which also mentions Robert 
DeArmond as his son. 

Ibid., Robert K.. DeArmond, Last Will & Testament, which mentions his brothers, Samuel, Alexander 
and King. 



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AG II KING DeARMOND (1767-1844), Butler County, Ohio 

King DeArmond, son of Thomas DcArmond and Peggy King, was born in Dauphin 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1767. About 1783, he removed with his parents to North- 
umberland County, Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood and married. In 1806, 
he and his family, in company with his brother Alexander and his family, came down 
the Ohio River in a flatboat seeking new homes. They turned up the Great Miami 
River near Cincinnati, and then up the Whitewater. They pushed the flatboat up 
the Whitewater to a point about 2 miles above Harrison, where they landed. King 
located on land about 14 mile west of what is now Shandon, Ohio, which is now 
known as the Atherton farm. A log house which stood east of the present farmhouse 
was his home. 1 He lived out his life in this log house; all his children who were born 
after he reached Ohio were born there. He was a justice of the peace as early as 1811, 
and became a successful farmer and planter. He died at his home, October 24, 1844, 
and is buried at Shandon, Ohio. 

He married first, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, about 1804, Hannah 
Hardin (b. 1781; d. 1828; g. Shandon, Ohio), daughter of Samuel Hardin. 

He married second, Lydia Demoret (b. 1774; d. Feb. 2, 1867, Butler County, Ohio), 
sister of Nicholas Demoret." No issue. 

Issue: DeARMOND" first marriage 
AG III Thomas 

b. circa 1804, Northumberland County, Penna. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Hannah Jane 



Samuel Hardin 



Margaret (Peggv) 



b. Nov. 15, 1805, Northumberland County, Penna. 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. William Otto. 
Issue: OTTO 
AG IV Mary J. 

m. John Stansbury. 

Issue: STANSBURY 
AG V William, Oren, Sarah 
Frances. 



Catherine 



Elizabeth 



m. William Hommer. 

Issue: HOMMER 
AG V Elizabeth 

m. John Beddinger. 

Issue: BEDDINGER 
AG V Luella 



Mary ("Polly") 
King 



b. Feb. 13, 1810, Butler County, Ohio. 

b. 1812, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Esther J olliff (b. 1817, Ohio). 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Margaret H. 

b. 1838, Ohio. 



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263 



William T. 

James 
Esther Ann 



m. George Milholland. 

b. 1842, Ohio, 
m.— Meyers. 

b. 1846, Ohio. 



Elizabeth ("Betty") 



b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Harry Milholland. 

Issue: MILHOLLAND 
AG IV Esther Jane 



Alexander 
Martha 



m. Henry Isaminger. 
Issue: ISAMINGER 
AG V Luella 



Esther 



Alexander Hardin 



m. John Morris 
Issue: MORRIS 
AG V Nola, Henry. 

b. Butler County, Ohio. 

m. Harry DeArmond (q.v.) , son of Alexander DeArmond 
and Elizabeth Huff. 

b. 1818, Butler County, Ohio. 



1. History of Butler County, Ohio, 1882, p. 438. "The first three log houses (hewed logs) erected in 
Morgan township are yet standing and in good preservation. One is on the California pike near 
Biddinger's sawmills and is owned by Sam DeArmond. It was built by Reuben George. The other 
is in Okeana on N. McLain Street and occupied by Nancy DeArmond. It was built by Alex and 
King DeArmond." 

2. Ibid., p. 453, also, a letter to the author by Iris Warrington, Oxford, Ohio, dated January 28, 1950, 
which reads in part, "I found an old deed in which King DeArmond conveyed a certain piece of 
property to Lydia 'who is to live sole and apart'. Her brother, Nicholas, is mentioned in the deed 
which made King no longer responsible for her upkeep". A narrow interpretation of this document 
would indicate that King had regretted his marriage to Lydia Demoret. 

3. See Appendix, King DeArmond, Last Will & Testament. 



AG II ALEXANDER DeARMOND (1769-1833), Butler County, Ohio 

Alexander DeArmond, son of Thomas DeArmond and Peggy King, was born in 
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1769, and moved with his father to Turbot 
township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, about 1783, where he grew to man- 
hood and married. In 1804, he came to Ohio on horseback to scout a new homesite. 1 
After he found what he wanted, he rode back to Pennsylvania and returned to Ohio 
with his brother, King, and their families, by flatboat down the Ohio River. They 
entered the mouth of the Great Miami River and then up the Whitewater River. They 
pushed the flatboat up the Whitewater about 2 miles above Harrison, where they landed. 
After their arrival, the Indians stole their horses. Alexander settled for about two years 
on what was later the Wash Mettler farm, on the Harrison and Brookville pike. After 
living for a short time in the Whitewater Valley, he moved to Morgan township and 
settled on land which is now known as the Pop Otto farm. He entered this section of 
land. The log house in which he lived stood on the premises and not far from the 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



houses on the Pop Otto farm. This log house was afterwards torn down and rebuilt 
in Okeana and became the home of Harry DeArmond. He died April 24, 1833, at the 
age of 63. 

He married, in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Huff (b. June 25, 1774; d. Sept. 9, 1854, 
Okeana, Ohio; g. Shandon, Ohio) . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
■\G III Thomas 

John 

King 

James 

Margaret (Peggy) 



Harry 
Joseph J. 

Mary 



b. March 6, 1793, Northumberland County, Penna. 

b. 1798, Northumberland County, Penna. 

b. 1800, Northumberland County, Penna. 

m. Oct. 20, 1803, Northumberland County, Penna. 

b. Butler County, Ohio. 

m. July 3, 1823, Benjamin Lloyd, King DeArmond, J. P., 
officiating. 



Issue: 


LLOYD 




AG IV 


Alex R. 
Rachel 
S. D. 


m. Elizabeth Owens 
m. Jont. Wynn. 



W. F. 



m. first, Eliza Evans. 

m. second, Charlotte Evans. 

m. Eliza Golden (or Camp- 
bell). 



Mary 
Eliza 



m. Peter DeArmond (q.v.) . 

m. Isaac Erven, 
b. Northumberland County, Penna. 
b. June 1, 1811, Butler County, Ohio. 

b. 1814, Butler County, Ohio. 

m. Henry Otto (b. 1810, Mass.) . He was a farmer, living 

in Morgan twsp, Butler County, and owned real estate 

valued at S2300. 2 
Issue: OTTO 
AG IV Margaret E. 

b. 1840. 

m. John Biddinger. 
Is;ue: BIDDINGER 
AG V William, m. Maggie 
Liebrock. 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 265 

Issue: BIDDINGER 
AG IV Jessie. 
Samuel 

b. either, Northumberland County, Penna., or Butler 
Countv, Ohio. 



1. Iris Warrington, Oxford, Ohio, wrote the author on January 28, 1950, that she had found an old 
record book in Dearborn County, Indiana, at Lawrenteville, in which was a record that "Alexander 
Denrmand bought in 1804, a portion of Section 12". Dearborn County was then in Indiana Territory. 

2. 1850 U. S. census, Butler County, Ohio. 

AG II SAMUEL DeARMOIND, Sr. (cl774-1818), Northumberland County, Penna. 

Samuel DeArmond, Senior, son of Thomas Dearmond and Peggy King, was born 
in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1774-1784, and was taken by his parents to North- 
umberland County about 1783. 1 He followed his father in the pursuit of fanning, and 
remained in Turbot township, where his father settled, throughout his life. He accumu- 
lated considerable land by purchase from his father and others. 2 He died in 1818.* 

He married Esther Wallace (d. Jan. 1851) , whose family had come from Dauphin 
County to Northumberland County about the time Samuel's parents settled there. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG III Thomas 

b. Feb. 10, 1807, Northumberland County, Penna. 
h. educated at the subscription schools of his boynood, 
and lived and farmed on the farm where he was born, 
throughout his life. 4 He predeceased his brother, 
Samuel Junior, and probably never married, as no 
mention of a wife appears in his sketch and Samuel's 
will says that Thomas' estate now belonged to Samuel." 
Samuel, Jr. 

b. Mar. 22, 1811, Northumberland County, Penna. 
Margaret 

b. Northumberland County, Penna. 
and 4 others who apparently deceased young without issue. 



1. History of Northumberland County, Penna., p. 1078. "Samuel DeArmond's father emigrated from 
Scotland to Ireland, from there to America and located in Dauphin County, Penna. The DeArmond 
and Wallace families came from Dauphin to Northumberland County about 1793 and settled near 
the present site of the Warrior Run Presbyterian Church. Samuel DeArmond was the father ot 
seven children; but two of them are living, Thomas and Samuel. He died in 1818 and his widow in 
January 1851". 

2. Northumberland County, Penna. Deed Book P, p. 26. Deed from John McKean to Samuel DeArmond, 
dated April 1, 1807, for property located in Turbot twsp, Northumberland County. 

Ibid., p. 27. Samuel Dermond and wife, Esther Dermond, to Alexander Stewart, deed dated June 
20, 1808, for property located in Turbot twsp. Recorded, Jan. 17, 1809. 

3. Northumberland County, Penna. Estates. Letters of administration were granted to Esther Dearmond 
and John McKinney, Jr., on May 15, 1818, "of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits 
which were of Samuel Dearmond, late of Turbot twsp, deceased; hath put sureties Esther Dearmond, 
John McKinney, Alexander McEwen and James Dougal, Sr., in two thousand dollars." 

4. History of Northumberland County, Penna., p. 1155. 

5. See Appendix, Samuel DeArmond; Last Will & Testament. 

AG II ROBERT K. DeARMOND (1784-1826), Northumberland County, Penna. 

Robert K. DeArmond, son of Thomas Dearmond and Peggy King, was born in 1784, 
probably in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He continued to live in Turbot 
township, and accumulated considerable property. 1 He may have followed the pursuit 
of farming, although there is no clear record on this point. He died at the early age of 



266 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

42, July 26-29, 1826. We are indebted to his will for the identification of the sons ol 
Thomas Dearmond, his father, since being without living issue, Robert hoped to per- 
petuate his name through the children of his brothers. 2 The bulk of his estate was 
left to the Penuel Church, of which he was a member, for the maintenance of the 
pastor's salary. 

He married, prior to 1810, although the name of his wife has not been found. 3 
She predeceased him, and both were buried in the same plot." It is possible to assume 
from the census record that he had a son who may have died in infancy. 3 
Issue: none ivho survived. 



1. Northumberland County. Penna. Deed Book U. p. 254. Deed from James Allison by executors, to 
Robert K. DeArmond, dated Ma-y 15, 1819, for land situate in Turbot twsp; recorded Aug. 21, 1820. 
[John I. Carr, Recorder for Northumberland County, wrote the author that Robert K. DeArmond was 
the owner of property in his county prior to 1812.] 

2. See Appendix, Robert DeArmond; Last Will & Testament. 

3. 1810 U. S. census, Turbot twsp, Northumberland County, Penna. Robert K. DeArmond with 1 
male, 26-45; 1 male under 10; 1 female, 16-26. 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 267 

AG III SAMUEL HARDIN DeARMOND (1805-1888), Butler County, Ohio 

Samuel Hardin DeArmond, son of King DeArmond and Hannah Hardin, was born 
in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, November 15, 1805. While a baby, he was 
brought down the Ohio River in a flatboat by his father who settled in Butler County, 
near Shandon, in 1806. Here Samuel grew to manhood. He was a county squire for 
25 years, and never had a case reversed by a higher court. He also served as treasurer 
of his town for 9 years, and was trustee for two years. 1 He died, October 1888. 

He married, November 2, 1826, Sarah Youmans (b. Nov. 2, 1806; d. 1897) , daughter 
of Peter Youmans (b. 1777, Sussex, New Jersey) and Sarah Perigo (b. 1779) . Sarah's 
family settled in Butler County in 1815, and lived at Shandon. Her sister, Anna You- 
mans, married Thomas DeArmond (q.v.) , a first cousin to Samuel Hardin, and her 
sister, Maria, married James DeArmond (q.v.) . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Hannah 

b. Feb. 6, 1830, Butler County. Ohio, 
m. Jack Robinson; r. Okeana, Ohio. 
Issue: ROBINSON 
AG V Alexander 

d. 1938. 

m. Mary Evanstein. 

Issue: ROBINSON 
AG VI Bertha, Sallie, Ma- 
bel, Charles, William. 
Samuel 

Elizabeth Ann ("Bett") 

b. Feb. 27, 1832, Butler County, Ohio; r. Morocco, Ind. 
m. first, Samuel DeArmond, son of King DeArmond and 

Phoebe Shaw, 
m. second. William Best. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 

See biography of Samuel DeArmond. 



Caroline 



b. April 24, 1834, Butler County, Ohio; r. Okeana, Ohio. 

m. 1855, Henry W. Brown (b. 1832, Butler County, O.) , 
son of John Brown, Jr. (b. 1808, Vermont), and Sarah 
Bowen of Penna. He served 100 days in Co. G, 167th 
Inf. Ohio, Civil War; afterwards was a merchant at 
Middletown, Ohio. After Civil War, learned trade of 
shoemaker and opened a shop in Okeana. 2 His sister, 
Sarah Brown, married William Jenkins DeArmond 
(q.v.). 



Issue: 


BROWN 




AG V 


Ludovico 


m. Mary Flynn. 

Issue: BROWN 
AG VI Lotes E. 4 , Reba 



Mahala 

b. Feb. 3, 1860; d. Nov. 11, 
1936. 



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Margaret 
John Carnehan 



Mary 



m. William August DeAr 
mond (q.v.) , son ot Alex- 
ander DeArmond. 
Issue: see William Au- 
gust DeArmond. 



Sarah 

Samuel 

Minnie 



d. young. 

d. young. 

d. young. 

b. May 22, 1838, Butler County, Ohio. 

b. May 25, 1841, Butler County, Ohio; d. 1936. 
h. a farmer; r. Okeana, Ohio, 
m. first, Mary Shafer. 
m. second, Emelinda Jenkins. 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG V Dan 

Samuel 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG V Alexander 

r. 502 Millville Ave., Hamil- 
ton, O. 
m. Erminazetta DeArmond, 
dau. Joseph DeArmond 
(q.v.) and Marietta Hom- 
mer. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Verl. m. Dale John- 
son. 

Issue: JOHNSON 
AG VII Armond. 



b. Nov. 19, 1843, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Jacob Hall; r. Mayfield, Summer County, Kansas. 
Issue: HALL 
AG V Herman 
Cora 
Emma 

Samuel Hardin, Jr. 

b. May 1, 1846, Butler County, Ohio. 

h. moved to Kansas in the 1880's, and lived near Dodge 

City. 
m. Hannah Stephens. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Raphael 

Sarah ("Sallie") * 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 



20<» 



m. — Sweet; r. Kalvesta, Kan- 



sas. 



Mamie (or Mary) 



1. History & Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, p. 437. 

2. Centennial History of Butler County, Ohio [B. F. Bowen & Co. 1905], p. 659. 

3. See Thomas Dearmond of Northumberland County, footnote 1. 

4. Lotes E. Brown m. Flora Butterfield. 

Issue: BROWN 
AG VII Betty Jean m. Stanley M. Handley, Jr. 
Issue: HANDLEY 
AG VIII Michael Brown 



AG HI MARY DeARMOND (1810-?), Franklin County, Indiana 

Mary DeArmond, daughter of King DeArmond and Hannah Hardin, was born 
near Shandon, Ohio, February 13, 1810, in the log house which was her father's first 
home in Ohio. About 1848, she and her husband removed to Franklin County, Indiana, 
and lived in White Water township. 1 

She married Joseph Stevens (b. July 23, 1806, Ohio) . 
Issue: STEVENS 
AG IV Lowry 



King 



Andrew 

Lizzie 

Joseph 

Sarah Ann 



b. 1831, Indiana, 
m. Maude Seals. 

b. 1836, Ohio, 
m. Kate Smith. 
Issue: STEVENS 
AG V Mary 
Joseph 



b. 1838, Ohio. 

b. March 22, 1841. 

m. Andrew Jackson Robison (b. Feb. 9, 1829) . 
Issue: ROBISON [incomplete) 
AG V William Lohra 

b. Feb. 20, 1865, Okeana, O 
m. Nov. 9, 1893, Shandon, 
Ohio, Frances Clark (b. 
June 15, 1872) , dau. Ben- 
jamin Allen Clark & Eliza- 
beth McFeely.*' 
Issue: ROBISON 
AG VI Marie, b. Dec. 27 
1896; m. John Wright In 
loes. 
Allen Andrew, b. July 6, 1898 

m. Lida Strickler. 
Lily May, b. Mar. 16, 1900 



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m. Howard Cleaver. 
Gordon Lohra, b. Jan. 25, 

1902; m. Martha Steffe. 
Stanley Lee, b. Apr. 7, 1904; 

d. Dec. 22, 1910. 



Margaret 



b. 1848, Indiana. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Franklin County, Indiana, for White Water twsp. Joseph Stephens, age 43, b. 
Ohio, occupation, farmer, R. E. $4800.; Mary, age 40, b. Ohio; Lowry, age 19, b. Ind.; King, age 14, 
b. Ohio; Joseph, age 12, b. Ohio; Sarah, age 9, b. Ohio; Margaret, age 2, b. Ind. 

2. Family Record Society. 



AG III ALEXANDER HARDIN DeARMOND (1818-al875), Franklin County, Indiana 

Alexander Hardin DeArmond, son of King DeArmond and Hannah Hardin, was 
born on his father's farm near Shandon, Ohio, in 1818. He was educated in Butler 
County, Ohio, and served as postmaster at Okeana for two years, being appointed May 
14, 1847, and his successor taking office, November 19, 1849. He also served as treasurer 
for Morgan township for a number of years. In 1850, the census for Morgan township, 
shows him as holding real estate valued at $1800. and as living with his wife in the 
same household with Henry Otto, Henry's wife, Mary DeArmond Otto (dau. Alexander 
DeArmond), and Henry's mother, Elizabeth Otto. In 1875, he moved to Franklin 
County, Indiana, and located in Whitewater township, where he lived until his death. 
He married Isabella Jenkins (b. 1818, Ohio), daughter of Evan Jenkins and Isabella 
Handley. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV William Harrison 
Hannah Jane 
Samuel King 

m. Laura McKee, daughter of William E. McKee (b. 
Brown County, Ohio) and Melissa Shields (b. Butler 
County, Ohio) . Her brother, Charles Edward McKee, 
married Effie M. Phellis, dau. Jacob Wiley Phellis & 
Isabelle DeArmond (q.v.) . r. Richmond, Indiana. 
Issue: DeARMOND 



AG V Mary 



Belle 



Clarence 



Blanche 



Louis 



m. George Harper, 
m. — Everetts. 
m. Lizzie Dwyer. 
m. Harry Pittman. 



Evan Jackson 



b. Sept. 21, 1855, Butler County, Ohio. 

h. educated in district schools of Butler County. After 
reaching maturity, farmed for several years, then oper- 
ated a huckster route to Cincinnati. After 18 years, 
settled at Mt. Carmel, Indiana, and became a merchant. 1 
r. Franklin County, Ind. 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 271 

m. first, 1881, Sarah F. Stanbury (d. Apr. 30, 1905). 
m. second, March 29, 1913, Elizabeth Ruth Rondebush 
(Klemni) , a widow, dau. Henry Rondebush 8c Sarah J. 
Simonson. 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG V Maud Evert 
Minnie 

m. Todd Jolliff. 



1. August J. Rcifll, History of Franklin County, Indiana, 1915, p. 7!fi. 

AG HI THOMAS DeARMOND (1793-1879), Butler County, Ohio 

Thomas DeArmond, son of Alexander DeArmond and Elizabeth Huff, was born, 
March 6, 1793, in Turbot township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was 
brought to Ohio by his parents in 1806. 1 He grew to maturity on his father's farm, and 
later made his home near Okeana, and built a house in which he lived until his death. 
Some of his grandchildren were born in this house. He died November 26, 1879, and is 
buried in Shandon cemetery, where his monument flanks the entrance to New Shandon 
cemetery. 

He married first, December 15, 1814, Butler County, Ohio/ Rebecca Jenkins (b. 
Pittsylvania County, Va., 1793) , daughter of William Jenkins (q.v.) and Susannah 
Walker. She came to Ohio with her family in 1807. She died October 6, 1834, and is 
buried in Shandon cemetery. 

He married second, 1835, Anna Youmans (Stokes) (b. April 19, 1802, N. J.; d. 
Mar. 22, 1878) , daughter of Peter Youmans 2 and Sarah Perigo. She was the divorcee of 
William Stokes 3 whom she married when very young. Her husband deserted her and 
she returned to her father's home with five small children and secured a divorce. Anna's 
sister, Maria, married James DeArmond (q.v.) , and her sister, Sarah, married Samuel 
Hardin DeArmond, Sr. (q.v.). 

Issue DeARMOND first marriage [not in order of their births] 
AG IV Alexander Walker 

b. Dec. 5, 1822, Butler County, Ohio. 



William Jenkins 

Margaret E. 

Mary 

Milton 

Betsy 



b. Nov. 16, 1825, Butler County, Ohio, 
b. Mar. 1, 1831, Butler County, Ohio, 
b. 1820-1825, Butler County, Ohio. 
b. Butler County, Ohio. 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Thomas Bebb. 
Issue: BEBB 
AG V William 



Thomas 
Edward 



m. Martha Hommer. 
m. Sarah Talkington. 
m. Rhoda Hommer. 



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Benjamin 

m. Ella Shields. 
Susan 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Moses Lyons (b. May 18, 1814) . 
Issue: LYONS 
AG V Oliver 
Elenore 

m. Gaston. 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG IV Rebecca 

b. Mar. 11, 1836, Butler County, Ohio; d. 1923. 
m. George W. Clawson. 
Issue: CLAWSON 
AG V Emma 



William 
Edward 
Dora 
Louis 



m. Ben Oyler. 

m. Sadie Brotherton; no issue 

m. Hannah Brotherton. 

m. Frank Corson. 

m. Capitola Cophene Cowan. 



Sarah 



Anne 



Delila 



James Thomas 



b. July 19, 1838, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Perry Lynch. 
Issue: LYNCH 
AG V Albert 

m. Recta Hyde. 

b. July 21, 1841, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. James Applegate. 
Issue: APPLEGATE 
AG V Nettie 
Grace 

m. William Hemming. 

b. May 6, 1848, Butler County, Ohio; d. Jan. 1, 1941, Los 

Angeles, Calif.; g. College Corners, Ind. 
m. Dec. 17, 1884, John Fletcher Laird; r. Los Angeles, 

Calif. 

b. Mar. 28, 1844, Butler County, Ohio. 



1. Butler County, Ohio, History, p. 437, gives the date as "1813" but all other sources record it as 
"1806". 

2. Peter Youmans was one of the founders of the Methodist Church in Butler County, Ohio. 

3. Anna Youman's issue by William Stokes were: Nelson, Mary Ann, John, Mahlon, and Henry who 
became a Methodist minister. 

4. Marriage performed by King DeArmond, J. P., uncle of Thomas. 



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AG III JOHN DeARMOND (1798-1877), Dayton, Berrien County, Michigan 

John DeArmond, son of Alexander DeArmond and Elizabeth Huff, was born in 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1798, and brought by his parents to Butler 
County, Ohio, about 1806, where he grew to manhood. He left Ohio after 1832, and 
settled in Berrien County, Michigan, in Bertrand township. He became a successful 
farmer, and owned considerable land. 1 He was the first justice appointed for Bertrand 
township. 2 He died October 15, 1877, and is buried in Dayton cemetery, Berrien County. 
He married first, Hamilton County, Ohio, August 21, 1817, Eleanor Foster (b. 1794, 
Ohio; d. April 23, 1859; g. Dayton c, Bertrand twsp, Berrien County), his uncle, King 
DeArmond, officiating. 

He married second, April 12, 1860, Ruth Egbert (b. 1802, N. C.) , at Bertrand, 
Michigan. 4 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage [incomplete] 
AG IV Alexander 

b. 1818, Ohio. 

h. occupation given as "clerk" in 1860 census 3 but in 1871 

was shown as a physician in Dayton Village. 2 
m. Elizabeth - (b. 1815, England) . 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Charles E. 

b. 1853, Michigan. 



Martha 



Sarah 



Elizabeth 



John, Jr. 



b. Ohio. 

m. May 2, 1839, John B. Ross. 4 

b. 1828, Ohio. 

m. Charles W. Smith (b. 1824, Ohio). 
Issue: SMITH 
AG V Nellie 

b. 1859, Michigan. 1 

b. 1830, Ohio. 

b. 1832, Ohio; d. April 10, 1881; g. Buchanan c, Berrien 

County, 
m. possibly first, Mary Jane - (b. 1826; d. Dec. 28, 1853; 

g. Dayton c, Bertrand twsp, Berrien County) . 
m. second, May 13, 1856, Berrien County, Mich., Elizabeth 
Hickman (b. 1837; d. Jan. 26, 1906; g. Buchanan c.) . 
Issue: DeARMOND perhaps first marriage 
AG V Cass 

b. 1853; d. 1921; g. Dayton 



William 



Issue: DeARMOND second marriage [incomplete] 
AG V Bell 

b. 1861; d. Mar. 15. 1881; g. 
Buchanan c. 

b. 1835, Michigan; d. Sept. 9, 1864; g. Dayton c. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



h. served with 26th Michigan Infantry during Civil War, 
and died in service. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Berrien County, Mich., division 10, p. 195, r. 953. John Dearman, age 44, b. 
Ohio, farmer, R. E. §4500.; Ellen, age 55, b. Ohio; Sarah, age 24, b. Ohio; Elizabeth, age 20, b. 
Ohio; John, age 19, b. Ohio; William, age 14, b. Michigan. 

1860 U. S. census, Bertrand twsp, Berrien County, Mich., p. 395, r. 1132. John DeArmond, age 62, b. 
Ohio, farmer, R. E. $10,250.; Ruth, age 58, b. N. C; Charles W. Smith, age 36, Pikes Peak, b. Ohio; 
Sarah, age 32, b. Ohio; Nellie, age 1, b. Mich. 

2. Berrien County. Michigan, Directory, 1871; history of Bertrand twsp. 

3. 1860 U.' S. census, Berrien County, Mich., for Bertrand Uvsp, p. 395, r. 1131. Alexander DeArmond, 
age 42, b. Ohio, clerk; Elizabeth, age 45, b. England; Charles E., age 7, b. Mich.; Margaret Broderick, 
age 12, b Mich. 

4. Berrien County, Midi. Marriage Records. 

5. Berrien County, Mich. Directory, 1892, records: C. C. DeArmond, farmer, real estate, $1150., post- 
office, Dayton. 



AG III KING DeARMOND (1300-cl849), Butler County, Ohio 

King DeArmond, son of Alexander DeArmond and Elizabeth Huff, was born in 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1800, prior to his father's removal to Ohio. 
He was brought by his father to Ohio on a flatboat down the Ohio River from Pennsyl- 
vania to Butler County, Ohio. He lived on the old Atherton place, probably the home 
of his mother's father. After reaching a mature age, he went to California during the 
gold rush. He died of cholera, and was buried at sea, either on his way to or return 
from California, or possibly during a coastal voyage from one point in California to 
another. This would place his death about 1819-1850. 

He married first, Phoebe Shaw (b. 1798?), daughter of John Shaw (b. 1759, Va.; a 
drummer in the Revolutionary War; d. Nov. 8, 1855, Franklin County, Ind.; g. Mt. 
Carmel, beside his wife) and Rebecca Atherton (b. 1767, Va.; d. Mt. Carmel, July 1, 
1853). 

He married second, Nancy Owens. 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG IV Margaret 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. William Fye. 
Issue: FYE 
AG V Phoebe 



John 
Alexander 



Madison 
Samuel 



Issue: 
AG V 



Wilson 
Lotta 

Lizzie 

Sarah 



DeARMOND 
Valentine 



m. William Marshall. 

m. — Manatta. 

m. — Baynes. 

m. Wellington Waer. 



r. Morocco, Indiana. 

m. Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) DeArmond, dau. Samuel De- 
Armond (q.v.) and Sarah Youmans. 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 



27; 



Robert 



Rebecca 

Jane 1 
Thomas 1 



Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Isabelle 



m. Hugh Brandenburg (b. 
1848), son of James (b. 
1807) and Rebecca (b. 
1810) Brandenburg. 
Issue: BRANDENBURG 

AG VI James, Lester, Wil- 
liam, Stella, Delia. 



Henrietta 








m. 


— Sharpe. 


Sarah Elizabeth 








m. 


William Smart 


Mary 








m. 


— Spitler. 


Margaret Hannah 








m. 


James Jones. 


Lucy 






Caroline 






m. Elizabeth Bebb. 






Issue: BEBB 






AG V William 






Thomas 






Belle 






m. Boyce Kitchen. 






Issue: KITCHEN 






AG V Emma 







b. 1831. 



b. 1835. 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG IV Joseph 



b. April 1841, Butler County, Ohio. 



Armulda 



b. 1844. 

m. Charles White. 
Issue: WHITE 
AG V Lillian 



Rhoda 
Louise 

Charles 
Dora 



m. Jonathon Solt. 

Issue: SOLT 
AG VI Clyde 



m. — Dudley, 
m. — Tuley. 



276 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Mollie 
Myrtle 



m. — Ikard. 



King 



b. 1846; d. in an Idaho gold mine. 



1. These two names appear in the 1850 census for Butler County, Ohio, as part of King DeArmoiui > 
family. 

AG III JAMES DeARMOND (1303-1882), Butler County, Ohio 

James DeArmond, son of Alexander DeArmond and Elizabeth Huff, was born in 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1803, before his father migrated to 
Ohio. He became a farmer, and made his home in Morgan township, near Okeana. 
He died April 24, 1882. 

He married, August 30, 1827, in Ohio, Maria Youmans (b. Jan. 24, 1810, Sussex 
County, N. J.; d. Dec. 12, 1888) , daughter of Peter Youmans and Sarah Perigo. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV John Randolph 

b. August 5, 1828, Butler County, Ohio. 
Sarah 

b. July 22, 1830, Butler County, Ohio. 
m. Joseph Smith; r. Decatur, Indiana. 

Issue: SMITH 
AG V Angeletta 



Adriana 
Butler 



Erastus 

Clinton 
Frank 



Benton 
Dollie 



m. Jerry Braden. 

Issue: BRADEN 
AG VI Ethel, Lula. 



m. Ethel Rienke. 
Issue: SMITH 
AG VI Edna, Ruth, Ethel, 
Joseph. 

m. Bertha Deniston. 



m. Maggie O'Conner. 

Issue: SMITH 
AG VI Lorene, Marjorie, 
Harriet. 



m. J. W. Beck. 
Issue: BECK 
AG VI Adriene, Sirlett, 
Marguerite. 



Peter 



b. July 30, 1832, Butler County, Ohio. 

h. served in Civi] War, from Franklin County, Ind. 1 



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277 



Rebecca Jane 
Elizabeth 



Anna 



Mary Ellen 



m. Mary Lloyd, dau. Benjamin Lloyd & Margaret DeAr- 

mond. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Blanche 

m. William Hurd. 
William 
Mollie 

b. Nov. 19, 1834, Okeana, Ohio. 

b. Aug. 5, 1837, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Thomas Jones. 
Issue: JONES 
AG V Henry 

m. Harriet Flynn. 

Issue: JONES 
AG VI Gladys, Kenneth, 
Lorene, Harold. 

m. first, Percia Boosaw. 
m. second, Kate Wickard. 
Issue: JONES first mar- 
riage 
AG VI Vernon 



James 



b. Sept. 20, 1839, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. William Mercer. 
Issue: MERCER 
AG V Maud 



Elva 

Clement 
Lucy 



Florence 



m. — Keogh. 

Issue: KEOGH 
AG VI Camille, Frances. 

m. — Brotherton. 

Issue: BROTHERTON 
AG VI Harry, Helen, Hugh. 

m. — Thornburgh. 

m. Frank Davis. 
Issue: DAVIS 
AG VI Ford J., Mercer, 
Mary Frances. 

m. Odin Winn. 
Issue: WINN 
AG VI Bonnie. 



William 
b. Jan. 26, 1842, Butler County, Ohio. 



278 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Emmaline 

Thomas 
James 
Isabelle 
Eliza M. 



m. Frank Deniston. 
Issue: DENISTON 
AG V John 



James 



m. first, Lida Seals, 
m. second, Lena Little. 



b. Mar. 28, 1844, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Jeremiah S. Day. 
Issue: none. 

b. Sept. 28, 1846; died perhaps young. 

b. Dec. 23, 1847 (or Dec. 27, 1848) ; d. in infancy. 

b. May 8, 1850, Butler County, Ohio. 

b. July 31, 1852, Butler County, Ohio. 

m. Jeremiah S. Day (b. Aug. 28, 1840) , son of Elijah Day 
(b.June 7, 1802) and Isabella James (b. Sept. 29, 1805), 
widower of her sister, Emmaline. r. Okeana, Ohio. 
Issue: DAY 2 
AG V Stella 

b. June 30, 1873. 
m. Dec. 25, 1895, James L. 
Goodnow. r. 2383 Albion 
St. Denver, Colo. 



Delia 
Lena B. 



m. George Henry. 

m. Wayne Williams (d. 
1931). 



1. August J. Reiffl, History of Franklin County, Indiana, p. 309. Draft by townships in October 1 862 — 
Springfield township, Franklin County: Peter DeArmond. 

2. Family Record Society. 

AG III HARRY DeARMOND (al800-?), Butler County, Ohio 

Harry DeArmond, son of Alexander DeArmond and Elizabeth Huff, was born either 
in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, or Butler County, Ohio. The date of his 
birth has not been ascertained. 1 In later years, he lived in Okeana, Ohio, in his father's 
original log house which had been removed from its original location. He died there at 
the age of 89. 

He married Esther (Hetty) DeArmond, daughter of King DeArmond and Hannah 
Hardin, his first cousin. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Henry James 



John R. 



b. Butler County, Ohio. 

b. 1843; d. 1928; g. Shandon, Ohio. 



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279 



Mary Elizabeth 



Hannah 



Margaret Isabelle 
Anna 



m. Mary Elizabeth Jones (b. 1844; d. 1930; g. Shandon, 
Ohio) . 



Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Suda 



m. Thomas Waer. 
Issue: WAER 
AG V Harry V. 



m. Evan Morris. 
Issue: ndne. 



m. Albert Morris. 

Issue: MORRIS 
AG V James 



b. 1885; d. 1944; g. Shandon, 

O. 
m. Harley Kimball. 
Issue: KIMBALL 
AG VI Mildred, Eldon. 



m. Nora Jones. 

Issue: WAER 
AG VI Virgil 



m. Cora Craig. 

Issue: MORRIS 
AG VI Edna, Myron. 



1. A search of the 1850 U. S. census for Butler County, Ohio, would undoubtedly reveal the ages so 
completely missing from this biography. 



AG III JOSEPH J. DeARMOND, Sr. (1811-1899), Butler, Ohio 

Joseph J. DeArmond, Sr., son of Alexander DeArmond and Elizabeth Huff, was born 
in Morgan township, Butler County, Ohio, June 1, 1811. He grew to manhood on his 
father's farm, and followed in his father's footsteps as a farmer. After his marriage, he 
made his own home at New Haven, Butler County. He died June 6, 1899, and is buried 
in Shandon cemetery. 

He married Mary Ann Milholland (or Hallowell) (b. Nov. 11, 1813; d. Jan. 18, 
1888; g. Shandon cemetery) . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV J. Alexander 

b. Butler County, Ohio; d. Jan. 1, 1917. 
m. Anna Ferris. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Jennie 



Ella 

Budie 
Clara 



m. — Harmon. 



m. — Curtain. 



280 



Abigail 

Elizabeth 
William 



Joseph J. Jr. 



Martha 
Mary 



Laura 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Albert 
Charlie 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. John Graham. 

b. 1840; d. May 28, 1926; g. Shandon. Ohio. 

b. July 4, 1849; d. April 2, 1926. 
m. Zetta Rudisill. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Ivan 

Dorothy 

b. Aug. 5, 1847, New Haven, Butler County, Ohio; d. Jan. 

4, 1879; g. Shandon, Ohio; r. Bruceville, Ind. 
h. In Jan. 1879, after the death of his wife the previous 
May, he took his two children back to the old home 
place at New Haven, Butler County. His daughter, 
Mary, became chilled ,and he removed his coat and put 
it around her. As a result, he caught pneumonia and 
died, 
m. Jan. 26, 1871, Hannah Jane Herrington (b. Aug. 23, 
1853; d. May 21, 1878; g. Bruceville, Ind.). She was 
a daughter of William T. Herrington (b. Oct. 17, 1827; 
d. Oct. 29, 1872) by his [second] marriage to Catherine 
Bruce (b. Jan. 6, 1827; d. Mar. 29, 1872) on Aug. 15, 
1852. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Mary Catherine 

b. July 27, 1872; d. July 19, 

1896. 
m. Nov. 7, 1895, Rev. George 
D. Needy. 



Claude 



Ora 



b. Dec. 23, 1876. 

b. May 20, 1878; d. at birth 
with her mother. 



b. Butler County, Ohio; d. Feb. 1924. 
m. Elijah Wakefield. 

b. 1857; d. 1912; g. Shandon, Ohio. 

m. George W. Jacobs (b. 1850; d. 1905; g. Shandon, Ohio) 
Issue: JACOBS 
AG V Sylvia 

m. — Bowdish. 



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281 



Thomas 



Armond 

m. Vera Vines. 
Clayton 
Zelma 
Thomas 

b. June 10, 1844; d. Aug. 8, 1917; g. Shandon, Ohio; a 
bachelor. 



AG III SAMUEL DeARMOND (al800-?), Butler County, Ohio 

Samuel DeArmond (Sand Creek Sam), son of Alexander DeArmond and Elizabeth 
Huff, was born in either Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, or in Butler County, 
Ohio, after his father settled there. Apparently, he was named for his uncle, Samuel 
DeArmond, of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 

He married Jerusha Shaw, daughter of John Shaw (b. 1759, Va.; d. Franklin County, 
Ind.; g. Mt. Carmel, Ohio; h. drummer in Revolutionary War) and Rebecca Atherton 
(b. 1767, Va.; d. g. Mt. Carmel, Ohio, July 1, 1853) . 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Joseph 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Josephine Foley 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V James B. 
Barthelma 



John 



James B. 



Sarah 



Mary 



b. Butler County, Ohio. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V James B. 

"Sis" 

Nellie 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Erminazetta — . 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Mary 

Roy 



m. Carl Springmeir. 

b. Butler County, Ohio? 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Bradford 
Marjorie 



b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Ludlow Johnston. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG V Hattie 

Charles 

Katie 

b. Butler County, Ohio. 



282 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Nancy 



Thomas 
Elizabeth 



m. Putney Ewing. 
Issue: EWING 
AG V Patrick 

b. Butler County, Ohio. 
m. Sanford Elliott. 
Issue: ELLIOTT 
AG V Frank 

Smith 

Anna 

Gertrude 

daughter 



b. Butler County, Ohio. 

b. Butler County. Ohio, 
m. — Vanderveer. 



m. — Case. 



AG III SAMUEL DeARMOND, Jr. (1811-1898), Watsontown, Penna. 

Samuel DeArmond, Jr., son of Samuel DeArmond and Esther Wallace, was born in 
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, March 22, 1811. He was educated in the old 
log school near his home, and followed his father's pursuit of farming at Warrior Run, 
Northumberland County, until 1873, when at the age of 62, he retired and moved to 
Watsontown, where he lived at the corner of Sixth and Main Streets. He accumulated 
considerable property during his lifetime. He and his wife were members of the War- 
rior Run Presbyterian Church to which his grandfather, Thomas DeArmond (q.v.) , 
had given land for church purposes in 1811. He died in April, 1898. 1 

He married, 1842, Rebecca G. Ferguson (b. Northumberland County, Penna.), 
daughter of Andrew Woods Ferguson (b. 1766, Hanover twsp. Dauphin County, Penna.) 
and Hester Graham (b. Cumberland County, Penna.) , and granddaughter of David 
Ferguson and greatgranddaughter of William Ferguson. 2 She died, November 1898. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Hadssah G. 

b. after 1842, Northumberland County, Penna. 

m. William C. Montgomery, son of William Montgomery 
and Mary Caldwell; and grandson of William Mont- 
gomery and Rachel Simpson. 8 



William W. 
Andrew Woods 
Thomas D. 



b. after 1842, Northumberland County, Penna. 
b. after 1842, Northumberland County, Penna. 

b. after 1842, Northumberland County, Penna.; d. before 

I894. 5 
m. Margaret Montgomery Russell, daughter of Robert 

Montgomery Russell and Esther Graham McKinney. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Robert Russell 






LINE E- DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 283 

b. after 1878; r. Watsontown, 
Penna. 4 
Samuel Edward 

b. after 1842, Northumberland County, Penna.; d. after 
1898. B ' 8 



1. History of Northumberland County, Penna., p. 1078. 

2. Pennsylvania Genealogies, p. 192. 

3. T. Montgomery Lightfoot & Elizabeth B. Montgomery, Montgomery Family of Paradise, Sept. 11,1934. 

4. Letter, John I. Carr, Register of Deeds, Northumberland County, Penna., dated Dec. 7, 1929, says 
that he knew of the Robert DeArmond family [then] living at Watsontown, Penna. 

5. See Appendix, Samuel DeArmond, Last Will and Testament. 

6. Northumberland County, Penna. Register of Wills. Last Will of Rebecca G. DeArmond, dated April 
13, 1898, two days after her husband's will was probated, was probated Nov. 9, 1898. It reads in 
part: "I, Rebecca G. DeArmond, of Watsontown, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania . . . give 
. . . unto my son, Samuel Edward DeArmond, who now resides with me in Watsontown borough, all 
my estate . . . and appoint my said son Samuel Edward DeArmond to be the executor thereof. In 
Testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 13th day of April A. D. 1898." 






284 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG IV MARGARET DeARMOND (1838-1923), Butler County, Ohio 

Margaret DeArmond, daughter of Samuel Hardin DeArmond and Sarah Youmans, 
was born on her father's farm, near Shandon, Butler County, Ohio, May 22, 1838. She 
died in 1923. 

She married George Washington Sizelove (b. 1831) . 
Issue: SIZELOVE 
AG V Florence 

m. Thomas Jeanes. 
Issue: JEANES 
AG VI Alta 

Everett 



Lucy 



Annis 



Sarah Alice 



d. in childhood. 

m. George Waltz. 
Issue: WALTZ 
AG VI Eva 
John 

m. George Liebrook. 
Issue: LIEBROOK 
AG VI Florence 
Mary 



Ansel 

Wilford 

Mark 



m. first, Smith Geeting. 

Issue: GEETING 
AG VII Mary Jane 
m. second, Otis Young. 

Issue: YOUNG 
AG VII Carlton Raymond 



Samuel Roll 



Wilford Ferdinand 



m. first, Blanche Law. 

m. second, Roxie Kennedy. 

b. Feb. 23, 1876, Drewersburg, Ind.; 1 r. 7329 Hamilton 

Ave., Mount Healthy, Ohio, 
h. assistant superintendent, Board of Education, Hamilton 

County, Ohio (1940). 
m. June 29, 1910, Okeana, Ohio, Dora C. Black (b. July 

17, 1879) , daughter of William Henry Black and Sarefta 

Caun Black. 



Issue: 
AG VI 



SIZELOVE 

Norma Louise 



b. Sept. 26, 1913. 
m. Robert C. Schuler. 
Issue: SCHULER 
AG VII Sue Ann, Robert 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 285 

Kent, Nancy Louise, 
daughter. 
Mentor Washington 

m. first, Grace Roberts. 



1. Family Record Society. 

AG IV ALEXANDER WALKER DeARMOND (1822-1898), Butler County, Ohio 

Alexander Walker DeArmond, son of Thomas DeArmond and Rebecca Jenkins, 
was born near Okeana, Ohio, December 5, 1822. He became a merchant at Okeana, 
under the trade name of Alexander DeArmond & Joseph Walker, in the dry goods and 
grocery business, about 1850. 1 He died April 21, 1898, and is buried at Shandon, Ohio. 
He married first, October 28, 1845, Elizabeth Ross (b. Nov. 8, 1825; d. July 31, 1865; 
g. Shandon, Ohio), daughter of Jacob and Mary Ross. 2 

He married second, January 9, 1867, Elizabeth Owens (Lloyd), daughter of David 
and Nancy Owens. No issue. 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG V William Augustus 

b. Aug. 17, 1846; d. Jan. 29, 1910; g. Shandon, Ohio, 
h. was township trustee for three terms, and assessor for 
two years; a member of Harrison Encampment of Odd 
Fellows; resided on the old Bebb homestead. 3 
m. Nov. 28, 1878, Mary Mahala Brown (b. Feb. 3, 1860; 
d. Nov. 11, 1836; g. Shandon, Ohio) , daughter of Henry 
Brown and Caroline DeArmond (q.v.) . 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Byron 

m. Hazel Strickler. 
Ross 

m. Helen Graham. 



Byron Elwood 
Cassius M. 



b. Jan. 22, 1851; d. June 10, 1871; g. Shandon, Ohio, 
b. Aug. 23, 1860; d. perhaps without issue. 



1. Butler County Illustrated, Okeana, p. 352. 

2. History if Biographical Cyclopedia of Butler County, p. 437. 

3. Butler County, Ohio, History, p. 434. 

AG IV WILLIAM JENKINS DeARMOND (1825-1904), Monroe, Utah 

William Jenkins DeArmond, son of Thomas DeArmond and Rebecca Jenkins was 
born near Okeana, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1825. He made his home in Monroe, Utah. He died, 
Feb. 15, 1904, and is buried in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Salt Lake City. 

He married, Apr. 22, 1847, Sarah Brown (b. Nov. 19, 1828, Butler County, Ohio; 
d. 1906, Churchill County, New) , daughter of John Seymour Brown (b. Vermont, May 
13, 1803; m. 1824; d. 1854) and Sarah Bowen (b. Sept. 13, 1804; d. 1899). Her brother 
was Henry W. Brown who married Caroline DeArmond (q.v.). 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V William Seymour 

b. Apr. 9, 1848. 
Mary Luella 

b. July 17, 1850. 



286 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Mary Elizabeth 



Mwilda 



Emma 



Thomas 
Melvina 



b. Jan. 9, 1852. 
m. John Buckley. 

Issue: BUCKLEY 
AG VI Myrtle Irene 
Lester 

Emma 



h. a bachelor. 

m. first, Homer Eaton. 

Issue: EATON 
AG VII Mary Elizabeth 2 
m. second, Frank Elmes. 

Issue: ELMES 
AG VII John David. 

h. killed in World War 

II. 
Emma Jean 
m. James Tuiman. 
Phyllis 
m. Herman Ballard. 



b. Aug. 1, 1855. 

m. first, A. B. Sherman [or Shearman] 
Issue: SHERMAN first marriage 
AG VI Grace E. 

b. Dec. 15, 1880; a spinster, 
Shirley R. 

b. Feb. 27, 1882. 
m. second, Perry Clawson. 

Issue: CLAWSON second marriage 
AG VI John Seymour DeArmond 

b. May 25, 1888. 






Dales DeArmond 



m. Lettie Woodrow. 

b. Aug. 3, 1897. 
m. Blanche Snow. 



b. Mar. 23, 1858. 

m. Charles W. Morse. 

Issue: MORSE 
AG VI Charlie Lenore 

Zora 



b. Oct. 27, 1860. 

b. Mar. 23, 1862. 
m. Frank Price. 



m. Wm. Reichenbrodt. 



m, Joseph Hurd. 



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287 



Mahala (?) 
Margaret Ellen 



Fremont Lester 



Issue: PRICE 
AG VI Myrtle Irene 

b. Jan. 9, 1865. 

b. Jan. 27, 1868. 

m. Joseph E. Houser (or Howser) . 

Lsue: HOUSER 
AG VI Mary Ann 
Mildred 

b. Mar. 25, 1871. 

m. Margaret Alice Jones (b. Sept. 24, 1875) . 

Issue: DcARMOND 
AG VI Fremont Owen 
Florence Lenore 

m. Edward P. Delahyde. 
Issue: DELAHYDE 
AG VII Constance (or Mar- 
garet Louise). 

m. John L. Steward. 

Issue: STEWARD 
AG VII John Weiland 

b. Jan. 10. 1907; r. 418 4th 
St. Marysville, Calif. 1 

h. a furniture dealer (1948) . 

m. Catherine — . 

Issue: none (1918). 

I. Family Record Society. 
2. Mary Elizabeth Eaton m. Queiuin Wintcrholtcr by whom she had the following issue: Robin, Dick .Sue. 

AG IV MARGARET E. DcARMOND (1831-1838), Okeana, Ohio 

Margaret E. DeArmond, daughter of Thomas DeArmond and Rebecca Jenkins, was 
born near Okeana, Ohio, March 1, 1831. She died, June 25, 1888. 

She married, August 7, 1851, Enoch Jackson George (b. July 7, 1827, Okeana, Ohio; 
d. August 1910) , son of Joshua and Catherine George. Enoch was a brother of Andrew 
Thompson George who married Rebecca Jane DeArmond, cousin to Margaret. 
Issue: GEORGE 



Thelma Lucille 



Howard Seymour 



AG V Oscar Weller 
Mary J. 
Alfred Carey 

Clement V. Benton 



b. Jan. 5, 1855, a bachelor, 
b. June 9, 1857. 

b. Nov. 7, 1859. 
m. Emma Fye. 

b. Dec. 7, 1861. 
rn. Ora Wickard. 



288 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Alice Orpha 
Franklin J. 

Charles Frederick 



Evelyn 



Ida 



b. May 18, 1864; a spinster. 

b. Sept. 29, 1866. 
m. Abbie Jenkins. 

b. Feb. 6, 1871. 

m. Maybelle Duncan (b. June 1869, Brookeville, Ind.). 

Issue: GEORGE 
AG VI Marguerite 

b. June 28, 1894; Okeana, O. 
r. 717 Tenth Ave., Middle- 
town, Ohio. 1 
m. Dec. 4, 1918, Okeana, O.. 
Herbert Myers (b. April 
1895, Green County, Ohio), 
son of Charles L. Myers & 
Alline Davis. 
Issue: MYERS 
AG VII Herbert Lewis, b. 
Mar. 1919; Fred George, b. 
Feb. 8. 1924; Mary Alice, 
b. Sept. 9, 1927; David De- 
Armond, b. Feb. 1, 1936. 



Miriam 



Lois 



Alice 



Frances 



b. Feb. 4, 1875. 

m. Clarence Clawson. 

h. a spinster. 



b. 1895. 

m. Dr. C. E. Van Mason. 

b. 1899. 
m. J. W. MacDonald of Mil- 
ford, Ohio. 

b. 1903. 

b. 1906. 

m. Edward Ertel of Dayton, 

Ohio. 

Issue: ERTEL 
AG VII Nancy June, George 

Edward. 



1. Family Record Society. 

AG IV MARY DeARMOND (1828-1891), Butler County, Ohio 

Mary DeArmond, daughter of Thomas DeArmond and Rebecca Jenkins, was born 
in Butler County, Ohio, June 16, 1828. She grew to womanhood on her father's farm 



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289 



near Okeana, and lived, after her marriage, near Shandon, Ohio. She died, May 29, 
1891, and is buried in Shandon cemetery. 

She married, December 27, 1847, William G. Maxwell (b. May 18, 1821, Belmont 
County, Ohio; d. Sept. 30, 1868; g. Shandon c.) , Rev. Benjamin Lawrence officiating. 
William was a veterinarian, and died as a result of a professional call he insisted on 
making to Hamilton, Ohio, while ill with pneumonia. He died at his farm home near 
Shandon. 



Issue: MAXWELL 
AG V Clinton Allison 



Susan 



Virginia ("Jennie") 



Frances P. 



Thomas 



Margaret 



William Jefferson 
Clarence E. 



h. was a medical student; died at Cincinnati during a 

smallpox epidemic, 
m. Mollie Jacobs. 

b. Sept. 7, 1852; d. Apr. 17, 1878; g. Shandon c. 
m. William Hall (q.v.) . 

b. Mar. 16, 1854; d. June 3, 1880. 
m. William Jones. 

b. Feb. 18, 1857, Butler County, Ohio, 
m. William Hall (q.v.) . 

b. Dec. 29, 1860; d. Jan. 1951. 

h. traveled for International Harvester Co. 

m. Mollie Hendricks. 

b. 1863 (?); d. in Kansas, 
m. Louis Biddinger. 

Issue: BIDDINGER 
AG VI Aubrey 
Clifford 

b. Jan. 1, 1866, Butler County, Ohio. 

b. 1869, after his father's death; d. 1901. 
h. a teacher and a bachelor. 



AG IV JAMES THOMAS DeARMOND (1844-1903), Shandon, Ohio 

James Thomas DeArmond, son of Thomas DeArmond and Anna Youmans, was 
born on his father's farm, near Okeana, Ohio, March 28, 1844. In early years, he at- 
tended a private college at Peoria, Indiana, as it was the desire of his very devout mother 
and sisters that he become a minister. He was not inclined that way, and enlisted for 
service with the federal troops during the Civil War, for which he received a pension 
in his later years. After the war ended, he returned to his home, and followed the 
pursuit of farming for the remainder of his active life. After his children reached school 
age, he moved from the farm to Shandon, Ohio, to be near good schools. He had many 
excellent traits and was well liked by friends and acquaintances, but had a weakness for 
strong drink which caused his wife, Amanda, to divorce him, after which she supported 
the family by her own endeavors. He died in Hamilton, Ohio, February 20, 1903, and 
is buried at Shandon, Ohio. His grave marker reads: "Co. F, 93rd Ohio Infantry". 



290 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



He married first, March 1865, Eliza Hommer (b. Oct. 23, 1841; d. April 29, 1867), 
daughter of John Hommer and Lucinda Brundage. No issue. 

He married second, December 26, 1867, Amanda M. Hommer (b. April 10, 1849; 
d. May 18, 1927; g. Shandon, Ohio) , sister of his first wife. 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
AG V Alice 

b. Oct. 23, 1868, Okeana, Ohio; r. 194 W. Central St., 

Camden, Ohio, 
h. educated in Shandon schools in Butler County, m. at 
age of 20; left on own resources after 8 years of married 
life, with one son. Attended business college, then held 
position with the Hamilton Utilities Office and Butler 
County Court House, with Clerk of Courts, until 1933; 
then retired because of age. Divorced her husband after 
9 years of married life. 1 
m. Mar. 3, 1888, New London, Ohio, William P. Cross (b. 
Nov. 11, 1867) , son of Thomas and Sarah Cross. 
Issue: CROSS 
AG VI Vernon O. 

b. Sept. 28, 1890; d. May 29, 

1932. 
m. Helen Leppert (b. April 
23, 1895; d. Mar. 25, 1935). 
Issue: none. 



Emma 



b. Feb. 21, 1871, near Okeana, Ohio; r. 115 W. Walnut St., 
Oxford, Ohio. 

h. lived on farm with parents near Okeana until family 
moved to Shandon, Ohio, at age of 7. Educated at 
Shandon High School; began teaching at about age of 
19, and taught until married. When children reached 
high school age, she left farm and moved to Oxford, 
Ohio, where they went through high school, and gradu- 
ated from Miami University. After the death of her 
husband, Emma took his position as secretary of the 
Morning Sun Telephone Company, and rented out her 
farm. 1 

m. May 25, 1898, Morning Sun, Ohio, Samuel B Douglass 

(b. May 27, 1869; d. June 27, 1934), son of William 

Douglass and Martha McQuiston. 

Issue: DOUGLASS 

AG VI Ray DeArmond 



Helen 



b. Sept. 3, 1902; d. Sept. 4, 
1903. 



b. July 22, 1904. 

h. teaches home economics 

near Oxford, Ohio, 
m. Aug. 1927, Howard J. 

Petry. 



Clarence Wilson 






Peail 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 291 

Glenn Edgar 

b. Feb. 11, 1907. 

h. graduate, Miami Univ.; 
was manager, Ohio Oil Co. 
for 15 years; later organ- 
ized his own company. 

m. Karol Kool. 

Issue: DOUGLASS 

AG VII Daryl, b. Sept. 14, 
1936; Dale, b. Sept. 14, 
1936. 

b. Sept. 6, 1872; d. May 17, 1917; g. Shandon, Ohio. 

h. prominent realtor and business man of Butler Couim 

m. Addie Knollman (b. Jan. 25, 1876) . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Fay 

b. July 31, 1899. 
m. Apr. 22, 1918, Harold 
Black. 

Issue: BLACK 
AG VII Marilynn, m. Don 
Beiser. 

Issue: BEISER 
AG VIII Gaylee, b. July 12, 
1947. 

b. Mar. 18, 1875, Okeana, Ohio; r. 194 W. Central Ave., 

Camden, Ohio. 
h. educated at Shandon, Ohio, and taught 3 years in 

public schools of county; clerk and bookkeeper before 

marriage at age of 32. 
m. Dec. 10, 1907, Morning Sun, Ohio, Clayton Harper 

McQuiston (b. May 8, 1877) , son of Thomas McQuiston 

and Irene Harper. 



Issue: McQUISTON 
AG VI Dwight DeArmond 



Hubert Merlyn 



b. Sept. 28, 1908. 

m. first, Gertrude Turpin. 

m. second, Dec. 9, 1950, 

Helen Cook. 

Issue: McQUISTON 

first marriage 
AG VII Mary Louise 

b. Feb. 19, 1911. 

m. Apr. 12, 1939, Hilda In- 

man, (b. Mar. 21, 1916). 

Issue: McQUISTON 
AG VII Eddie, b. July 30, 



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Charles Hommer 



1945; Tommie, b. Sept. 15, 
1946; Jetta Kay, b. May 4, 
1949; Gary, b. Aug. 25, 
1951. 

b. Feb. 13, 1877, on his grandfather's farm, near Okeana, 

Ohio; d. Dec. 17, 1933. 
h. nickname "Hummer"; was a star baseball player with 

the Cincinnati Reds, the early part of 1900. Lost his 

health and died at age of 56. 
m. first, Mae Sheehan. 
m. second, Adrene Guckin. 

Issue: none. 



1. Family Record Society. 



AG IV JOSEPH DeARMOND (1841-1895), Butler County, Ohio 

Joseph DeArmond, son of King DeArmond and Nancy Owens, was born in Butler 
County, Ohio, April 1841. He died in December 1895, and is buried at Shandon, Ohio. 
He married before 1870, Marietta Hommer (b. Mar. 1844; d. 1917; g. Shandon, 
Ohio) , daughter of John Hommer and Lucinda Harper. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V David Heston 

b. 1870, Butler County, Ohio. 
Evelyn 

b. Dec. 14, 1871, Butler County, Ohio. 
Wilford Raymond 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Emma Campbell. 
Issue: none. 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Ida Jones. 
Issue: none. 

b. 1881; d. 1893; g. Shandon, Ohio. 

b. 1884; d. single, 1917; g. Shandon, Ohio. 

b. Butler County, Ohio. 

m. Alexander R. DeArmond (q.v.), son of John C. De- 
Armond. 

b. Butler County, Ohio, 
m. Bessie Glick. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Sarah Laurene 

m. Earl Frischkorn. 

Issue: FRISCHKORN 
AG VII Earl Jr., Laurene, 

James. 



John Hommer 

Alfred 

Joseph Clyde 
Emmazetta 

James A. 



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293 



David H. 

m. Betsy Haas. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Nancy Jo, James. 

AG IV JOHN RANDOLPH DeARMOND (1828-1882), Butler County, Ohio 

John Randolph DeArmond, son of James DeArmond and Maria Youmans, was born 
at Okeana, Ohio, August 5, 1828. He died in 1882. 

He married Mary George, who may have been a daughter of Joshua George, whose 
son, Andrew Thompson George, married Rebecca Jane DeArmond, and whose son, 
Enoch Jackson George, married Margaret E. DeArmond. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG V Joseph 



Anna 



h. deceased, perhaps without issue. 

m. Dan Roberts. 

Issue: ROBERTS 
AG VI George 



Effie 



James 



Phoebe 



Lora 



Imogene 



Grace 



m. Carrie Pratt. 

Issue: ROBERTS 
AG VII Eugene, Dorothea. 

m. B. F. Durham. 

Issue: DURHAM 
AG VII John, Marjorie. 

m. Aldah Connett. 

Issue: ROBERTS 
AG VII Daniel, Virginia. 

h. single. 

h. deceased. 

m. Clarence Connett. 
Issue: CONNETT 
AG VII Willard 

m. Leroy Bras. 

Issue: BRAS 
AG VII Robert Orville. 



AG IV REBECCA JANE DeARMOND (1834-1865), Okeana, Ohio 

Rebecca Jane DeArmond, daughter of James DeArmond and Maria Youmans, was 
born at Okeana, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1834. She died, Sept. 30, 1865, aged 30, a few months 
after the birth of her daughter, Maria. 

She married, April 8, 1852, Andrew Thompson George (b. Aug. 2, 1829), son of 
Joshua George who came to Butler County in 1810, and his wife, Catherine; and a 
brother of Enoch Jackson George who married Margaret E. DeArmond, daughter of 
Thomas DeArmond. Andrew was born and reared in Butler County, and became a 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



farmer. After his marriage, he lived near Dublin, Indiana, but returned to Okeana, 

Ohio, in 1854. In 1875, he moved his family to Cambridge City, and the following year 

settled at Newcastle, Indiana. He afterwards returned to Ohio. 

Issue: GEORGE 

AG V Willard 

b. Mar. 30, 1854, near Dublin, Ind.; now (1954) living, 
single, at Knightstown, Ind., aged 101 years. He and 
his brother, Andrew, lived together for many years."' 



James Edwin 
Andrew Joshua 
Sara Elizabeth 

Maria 



b. 
m. 



May 18, 1855: d. circa 1920, Wichita, Kansas. 

Apr. 4, 1857; d. single, Dec. 28, 1945. 

Apr. 27. 1860, Okeana. Ohio: d. Oct. 27, 1950. 
William Dcnison. 



b. Mar. 4, 18G5, Okeana, Ohio. 

h. removed to Indiana in 1880; graduate, Knightstown 
(Ind.) High School; has since made her home at Knights- 
town except for a period of 3y 2 years she and her hus- 
band spent in Colorado for their health, r. 43 S. Adams 
Street. 1 

m. Mar. 27, 1884, Newcastle, Ind., Dr. James A. Hamilton 
(d. April 1928). 



Issue: 
AG VI 



HAMILTON 

Edith Alberta 



b. Apr. 26, 1885. 

m. Lemuel Andrew Johnson. 

Issue: JOHNSON 
AG VII James Hamilton. 

Dorothy. 



1. Family Record Society. 

2. Knightstown, Ind. newspaper, March — , 1954. 



AG IV ISABELLE DeARMOND (1850-1894), Okeana, Ohio 

Isabelle DeArmond, daughter of James DeArmond and Maria Youmans, was born 
in Morgan township, Butler County, Ohio, May 8, 1850. She was a lifelong member 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Okeana. She died, March 7, 1894, at the age of 
43. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thos. Cumdy, the pastor, in the M. E. 
Church. 

She married, April 12, 1872, Jacob Wiley Phellis (b. Mar. 22, 1847; d. 1895), son of 
Jacob Phellis and Miralda Brundage. 1 Her husband was the principal merchant of 
Okeana, where he operated a general store. He was educated in the public schools, and 
began in the mercantile business as a clerk at Okeana and Terre Haute, Indiana. In 
1872, he opened a business in Okeana with rather limited means, but by close applica- 
tion and good management, was quite successful. He was an ardent democrat, and of 
a sociable and companionable disposition, public spirited and interested in the better- 
ment of the community. 
Issue: PHELLIS 
AG V Erne Miralda 



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295 



Anna Cyron 



Alice DeArmond 



b. April S, 1874, Okeana, Ohio. 

m. Nov. 10, 1892, Dr. Charles Edward McKee (b. Jan. 18, 
1867), son of William McKee and Melissa Sheilds. 1 r. 
Dublin, Ind. 
Issue: McKEE 
AG VI Paul 

Forest E. 1 

b. Aug. 26, 1893, Okeana, O. 
r. 17500 Oak Drive, Detroit, 

Mich, 
h. attended Lake Forest Col- 
lege, 2 years, Lit; graduate, 
Law College, Univ. of 
Michigan, June 1917. 
Served 2 years, World Wai 
I, 1917-1919; overseas one 
year with 339th Inf. Regt. 
President, Overhead Door 
Corpn., Hartford City, 
Ind. 
m. Dec. 1, 1917, Detroit, 
Mich., Dorothy I. Bumps 
(b. June 13, 1897), dau. 
Frank Forrest Bumps and 
Edith Lila Knapp. 
Issue: McKEE 
AG VII Jean Ellen, b. Dec. 
3, 1920. 



Jay Wylie 



b. Oct. 


2, 1877. 


m. Joe 


Martin 


Issue: 


MARTIN 


AG VI 


Elwin 




Maude 




Claude 




Carl 




Daryl 




Fred Stephen 


b. Oct. 


2, 1881. 


m. Gideon Moore. 


Issue: 


MOORE 


AG VI 


Pauline 




Hazel 




Robert C. 




Jay Ralph 




Ray Vaughn 


b. May 


1, 1891. 



1. Family Record Society; which includes line of William Jolliffe. 



296 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG V DAVID H. DeARMOND (1870-1940), Butler County, Ohio 

David H. DeArmond, son of Joseph DeArmond and Marietta Hommer, was born in 
Butler County, Ohio, in 1870; died July 1940; and is buried at Shandon, Ohio. He 
attended the grade schools of Butler County, and taught country school in his county 
for six years. Later, was traveling representative for Jersey Packing Company, of Ham- 
ilton, Ohio. Afterwards, entered the real estate business, and into partnership with Joe 
Williams in 1920, which lasted for 16 years, with offices in the Rentschler Building. In 
1918, he became associated with C. B. Thompson as DeArmond & Thompson. In 1909, 
he also organized the Central Motor Company of Hamilton, Ohio, and was its president. 
This company became one of the leading sales agencies in Butler County. He was a 
democrat, and served as a member of the city council for one term, and two terms as 
Director of Public Safety. He was sent to the lower house of the Ohio legislature in 
1923-24. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

He married Maud Hileman (b. 1872; d. 1943; g. Shandon, Ohio) of Preble County, 
Ohio. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI 1 child 

h. deceased. 



AG V CLAUDE DeARMOIND (1876-1946), Richmond Indiana 

Claude DeArmond, son of Joseph DeArmond, Jr. and Hannah Jane Herrington, 
was born at Bruceville, Indiana, December 23, 1876. He was a farmer for most of his 
life, in the neighborhood of Richmond, Indiana. Soon after retiring he died, March 
1946, and is buried at Shandon, Ohio. 

He married, November 30, 1897, Edith Clawson (b. Mar. 23, 1876, Butler County, 
Ohio), daughter of Mahlon Clawson and Anna Trew. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Marjorie 

b. Dec. 28, 1904, Cincinnati, Ohio; d. April 6, 1940, Rich- 
mond, Ind.; g. Fountain City, Ind. 
m. Aug. 16, 1927, Richard Corbett. 

Issue: CORBETT 
AG VII William Mahlon 



Anna Frances 



Miriam 



Phyllis Ann 



b. Aug. 8, 1928. 



b. Dec. 4, 1929. 



b. Mar. 21, 1911, Economy, Ind.; r. Indianapolis, Ind. 
m. Dec. 23, 1937, Samuel T. Kelley (b. Oct. 20, 1907) , son 
of William I. Kelley and Ceora Gentry. He is a high 
school teacher at Indianapolis. 
Issue: KELLEY 
AG VII William Michael 

b. Mar. 23, 1942. 

b. Apr. 6, 1918, Fountain City, Ind. 

m. Sept. 16, 1939, James L. Caldwell (b. June 6, 1916), 

son of Paul T. Caldwell and Elsie Williams. He is a 

farmer. 



LINE E-DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS DEARMOND 



297 



Mildred 



Donald 



Issue: CALDWELL 
AG VII James Rodney 

Stephen Thomas 

Sidney DeArmond 



b. Oct. 20, 1942. 



b. June 4, 1945; d. Dec. 1945. 
b. May 9, 1946; d. May 1946. 



b. Nov. 5, 1912, Economy, Ind.; r. Richmond, Ind. 
m. May 16, 1944, Roger Thomas (b. June 24, 1914), son 
of Howard Thomas and Betty Payne. He is a plumber. 
Issue: THOMAS 
AG VII Sarah Sue 

b. Mar. 26, 1942. 
Frederick James 

b. Aug. 8, 1945. 

b. 1909; d. 1909. 



AG V EVELYN DeARMOND (1871- ), Hamilton, Ohio 

Evelyn DeArmond, daughter of Joseph DeArmond and Marietta Hommer, was born 
in Morgan township, Butler County, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1871. 

She married, Feb. 19, 1898, Charles Falkenstein (b. Dec. 15, 1870), son of Jacob 
Falkenstein and Elizabeth Diver, r. (1948) 663 Washington Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio. 

Issue: FALKENSTEIN 
AG VI Dorothea Alberta 

b. July 6, 1899, Millville, Ohio. 

m. July 1, 1920, Howard L. Irwin (b. Feb. 27, 1900) , son of 
Russell Thomas Irwin and Elizabeth Popp. 
Issue: IRWIN 
AG VII Ralph Keller 

b. Dec. 24, 1923. 

m. Mary E. McNeill. 

Issue: IRWIN 
AG VIII Michael Dennis, 
Deborah Anne, David Alan. 



Kathleen Carol 



Clyde Neil 



Norma Jean 



b. Mar. 21, 1926. 

m. Eldon Lee Wiley. 

Issue: WILEY 
AG VIII Dean Lewis 

b. Aug. 5, 1928. 
m. Elaine Brosius. 
Issue: IRWIN 
AG VIII Steven Neil, Cor- 
rene Elaine, Lisa Annette. 

b. Nov. 7, 1930. 

m. Morris Martin Van Gor- 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Harold Lloyd 



Marilyn Lucille 
Milton Jay 
Alan Lee 
Karen Elaine 



Pearl Elizabeth 



den. 

Issue: VAN GORDEN 
AG VIII Martin Irwin 

b. June 13, 1932. 
m. Carol Baker. 

Issue: IRWIN 
AG VIII Thomas Lloyd 

b. Nov. 11, 1934. 

b. Aug. 9, 1937. 

b. Apr. 24, 1940. 

b. Jan. 15, 1943. 



b. July 7, 1901, Millville, Ohio. 

m. Mar. 27, 1918, Harley McCreadie (b. Oct. 6, 1895; d. 
Oct. 1946) , son of Alex McCreadie and Sarah Cann. 

issue: McCreadie 

AG VII Charles Hugh 

b. July 7, 1919, Hamilton, O. 
m. Margaret Stiehl. 

Issue: McCREADIE 
AG VIII Kathy Diane, Re- 
becca Lynn. 



AG V WILLIAM SEYMOUR DeARMOND (1848-1921), Fallon, Nevada 

William Seymour DeArmond, son of William Jenkins DeArmond and Sarah Brown, 
was born in Butler County, Ohio, April 9, 1848. He died at Piedmont, California, in 
1921, and presumably, is buried at Fallon, Nevada. 

He married, May 1869, Okeana, Ohio, Rachel Ellen Sulsar (b. 1850, Butler County, 
Ohio; d. 1922, Fallon, Nevada) . 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI Raymond Ernest 

b. May 27, 1870. 

m. Ellen Theodosia Stuart. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VII Virginia Theodosia 



b. Nov. 6, 1907. 



Mary Luella 



b. Nov. 1874. 
m. Clarence G. Patterson. 
Issue: PATTERSON 
AG VII Edna Marguerite 

Robert DeArmond 

William Seymour 

Garth 

Constance Alwilda 



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299 



Ethel 



Louis Clement 



Clarence Seymour 



William 



Wayne Clark 

b. Aug. 12, 1886; r. Oakland, Calif. 

m. Feb. 10, 1910, Herbert Elemore Hoy. 

Issue: HOY 
AG VII Kathleen 

b. Mar. 16, 1911, 

b. July 14, 1888; a physician, 
m. first, Rebecca Snare, 
m. second, Elsie Conway. 

Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
AG VII Mary Reba 
Ellen Agnes 

b. Oct. 29, 1890. 
m. Mary Brown. 

n. aeccascu. 



LINE F 

JOHN DeARMENT 
of 

Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



This immigrant ancestor of the Crawford County, Pennsylvania, family, may have 
come to America accompanied by several brothers, whose names must, in absence of 
better proof, be speculative. The Geographical Index of Unidentified Names shows 
several of the name in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland Counties, Pennsyl- 
vania, whose indicated ages would preclude any relationship other than that of brother 
or cousin. These names disappear from Pennsylvania records after 1800, and all efforts 
to trace their descendants have been fruitless. 

John apparently settled finally in Crawford County, although no actual record of 
him there has been located. Most of his descendants remained there, and participated 
in the growth and development of the county. 

This is an imperfect account since neither the marriage, deed or will records for 
Crawford County have been searched. An intensive local search could easily develop 
this record into a comprehensive and complete history of this family. 



301 



302 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG I JOHN DeARMENT (cl750-al812), Westmoreland County, Penna. 

John DeArment, son of John Diermond of Fersalmore, Parish of Leek, County 
Donegal, North Ireland, was born about 1750, in County Donegal, Ireland. 1 He emi- 
grated to America, and came into Pennsylvania through Maryland, and settled first in 
Newton township, Cumberland County, where he was listed in 1779 as "John Deyermond, 
freeman," for supply tax, 3 pounds. 2 He was afterwards shown on August 2, 1782, in 
the Class Roll of 2nd Company, 6th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia, commanded 
by Colonel James Dunlap, as "1st Class, John Dearmin", Associators and Militia. 4 

He is found in the 1790 U. S. census for Mifflin County, as living in that part of 
the county lying north of the Juniata River, with 1 male over 16; 3 males under 16; 4 
women. He soon after removed to Westmoreland County, in the western part of the 
state, where he was listed as having received depreciation pay. 4 Apparently, he moved 
north into Crawford County, and settled in Fallowfield township about 1800. 

There were several other persons of the name living in Allegheny, Washington and 
Westmoreland Counties subsequent to the Revolution, some of whom may have been 
his brothers. 6 No later record of him has been found unless the payroll record for Capt. 
John Collom's militia company covering the winter campaign of 1812-1813, which 
records "John Dearmid, service 6 months, $20.00, paid at Erie," refers to him. His son, 
John Cook DeArment, is shown alongside in that payroll. 8 The date of his death is 
not known and no census record of him subsequent to 1790 has been found. 

His wife was Nancy Cook 7 whom he must have married in Ireland, since the 1850 
census shows his son, John Cook, as having been born there in 1780. 
Issue: DeARMENT incomplete 
AG II William 6 

b. 1774-1784. 
John Cook 

b. 1780, Ireland. 



1. From a pencil notation on the flyleaf of the DeArment-Minnis Family Reunion Register, Crawford 
County, Penna., 1901-1904. 

2. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 20, p. 210. 

3. Ibid., Series V, Vol. 6. 

4. Pennsylvania State Library, Revolutionary War Records, Harrisburg, Penna. Shown as John Dearmin. 

5. See Geographical Index of Unidentified Names, Pennsylvania. 

6. 1800 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna. for Rockdale twsp. William Dermont with 1 male, 16-26. 
1810 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna. William Dearmind with 1 male, 26-45; 1 male undei 
10; 1 female, 26-45; 2 females under 10. 

7. Family legend. 

8. See John Cook DeArment, footnote 6. 



LINE F-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DeARMENT 



303 



AG II JOHN COOK DeARMENT (1780-1856), Crawford County, Penna. 

John Cook DeArment, son of John DeArment and Nancy Cook, was born in Ireland 
in 1780, 2 and brought as a very small child to America by his parents. His parents re- 
moved to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, sometime after 1790, and about 1800, 
the family moved north into Crawford County, and settled in Fallowfield township. 
John Cook was still living in Fallowfield township at the time of his marriage. After- 
wards, he settled in Greenwood township. 

He served in the War of 1812, in the 7th Company, Capt. John Collom, command- 
ing; 2nd Battalion, 136th Regiment, Major D. Nelson, commanding; 1 B 16 Militia 
Division, General H. H. Harrison, commanding. He enlisted as a private and may have 
achieved the rank of sergeant. Since two of the name signed one payroll, it is possible 
that his father served as ensign in the same company." 

He spent the remainder of his life farming on the place he settled after 1820. 2 He 
died in February, 1856. 3 

He married, December 6, 1810, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Mary Minnis 1 (b. 
1785; d. July 28, 1880) , 8 of Sandy Lake, Mercer County, Pennsylvania.' 

Issue: DeARMENT 
AG III Hugh 

William [twin?] 



Wilson [twin?) 
John [twin?] 
George [twin?] 



James 



Samuel 



Eliza 



b. 1814, Crawford County, Penna. 
b. 1818, Crawford County, Penna. 
b. 1818, Crawford County, Penna. 
b. 1820, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. 1820, Crawford County, Penna. 

h. enlisted at Cincinnati, May 3, 1847, and mustered into 
service, June 2, 1847, as a private, Captain Pugh's and 
Creswell's company (later Co. F) , 4th Regiment, Ohio 
Infantry, 4 and saw service in Mexico in September of 
that year, when he wrote home. 6 He was mustered out 
and honorably discharged as a private, July 22, 1848, 
at Cincinnati. 4 Family legend says he left home as a 
young man and was never heard from again. Undoubt- 
edly, he settled elsewhere, and later research may iden- 
tify his descendants. 

b. Jan. 1, 1824, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. 1828, Crawford County, Penna. 

h. after his father's death, Samuel's mother made her home 

with him.* 
m. Mary Adsit. 

Issue: DeARMENT 4 children 
AG IV William 
Richard 
Caroline 

b. 1820-1825, Crawford County, Penna. 



MM DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Nam v 

b. 1825-1840, Crawford County, Penna. 
m. James Carman. 

Issue: CARMAN 
AG IV William 



Cy James 
Caroline 

Nora 

Jennie 

Ross 
Esther 

Elda 



m. — Wilson, 

m. — Alberts, 

m. — Ballard. 

m. — Anderson, 

m. — Blystone. 



Mary 



b. 1833, Crawford County, Penna. 

m. after 1850, Cyrus Carman, of Geneva, Penna. 

Issue: CARMAN 
AG IV Anna 

m. — Wallace. 
Ella 



1 . Family Bible of James DeArment, now in possession of Mrs. George Birch DeArment, Meadville, 
Penna. (1952). 

2. 1820 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Fallowfield twsp. John Dearmont with 1 male, 26-45; 
3 males under 10; 1 female over 45; 1 female, 16-26. The woman recorded here as being over 45 
may have been John's mother. 

1830 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Greenwood twsp. John Dearmont with 1 male, 
40-50; 2 males, 15-20; 2 males, 10-15; 2 males under 5; 1 female, 40-50; 2 females, 5-10; 1 female 
under 5. 

1840 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Greenwood twsp. John Dearment with 1 male, 50-60; 
1 male, 20-30; 1 male. 5-10; 1 female, 50-60; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 10-15; 1 female, 5-10. 
1850 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Greenwood twsp. 

John D. Armah age 70; farmer; R. E. $1000. b. Ireland. 

Minnie D Armah age 65 b. Penna. 

Samuel D Armah age 22 b. Penna. 

Mary D Armah age 17 b. Penna. 

3. Obituary notice, unidentified but apparently copied into a diary in the family of William Almon 
DeArment, Meadville, Penna. 

"Died at her home with her son Samuel DeArment of Greenwood township, Crawford Co. Pa., July 
28, Mrs. Mary DeArment, aged 95 years. Mrs. DeArment was the widow of the late John DeArment, 
a soldier of 1812, who died twenty-four years ago last February, aged over seventy years. They came 
from the southern part of the state in 1800 and Mrs. DeArment has lived on the farm, where she 
died, for more than seventy years. From her youth, she had been a consistent member of the Presby- 
terian Church, and beloved by a large circle of acquaintances as a neighbor and friend. She retained 
her mental faculties quite clear and vigorous to the last. Without doubt notwithstanding her great 
age, her life was materially shortened by a cancer, with which she had for sometime suffered. Her 
funeral last Sabbath, was attended by a large number of people from near and far. The sermon was 
preached bv Rev. David Waggoner of Venangoboro, Pa., who had known the deceased for forty 
years." 

4. War Department, Office of the Adjutant General, Washington, D. C, Name carried as George Dear- 
mient. 

5. See Appendix, George DeArment; letter to his brother, dated Sept. 18, 1847. 

6. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 9, p. 331. Pensioners of Penna. Polly Dearmon, widow of 
John C. Dearmon, private, Company commander, Capt. John Collom. 

Ibid., p. 429. Polly Dearmon, pension applicant. Maj. D. Nelson, Regt. commander; r. of soldier, 
East Fallowfield, Crawford County, Pa. 



LINE F-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DeARMENT 305 

Ibid., p. 526. Polly Dearmond, pensioner, certificate 1447 [issued perhaps in 1868]. 

Ibid., Vol. 10, p. 159. Payroll of 7th company, belonging to 2nd battalion of the 136th Regt. 1 B 

16 Division Militia in a tour of duty at Erie by order O M Major Gen. David Mead, July 25, 1813. 

"John Dearmond, ensign, service commenced, 24 July; service expired 7 Aug.; 15 days, pay per 

month, $20.00; amount of pay, $10.00. 

Ibid., Vol. 8, p. 183. Payroll, militia company commanded by Capt. John Collora in US service 

under command of Gen. H. H. Harrison, winter of 1812-13. 6 months tour of duty, also bounty for 

volunteering and serving 15 days after expiration of the six months tour. 

John Dearmid 6 mos., $20.00, paid at Erie. 

John C. Dearmid, 6 mos., $20.00 (signed) John C. Derment. 
Ibid., Vol. 9, p. 694. John Dearmond. Payroll of Capt. Wm. Smith's Company, private, monthly pay, 
$5.00. Time served 16 days. Amount, $2.66 2/3. 

Ibid., p. 695. John Dearmond, private, monthly payment, $5.00, served 3 days. 
7. 1850 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., lists William Minnis, age 51, b. Ireland, a laborer; 
Sarah, age 55, b. Ireland; John, age 19, b. Penna.; Richard, age 15, b. Penna.; Sarah, age 14, b. 
Penna. Was he a brother or close connection of Mary Minnis? If so, this record would indicate that 
the family came to Pennsylvania from Ireland. 



306 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG III HUGH DeARMENT (1814-?), Crawford County, Penna. 

Hugh DeArment, son of John Cook DeArment and Mary Minnis, was born in 
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in 1814. He became a fanner, and was still living in 
Greenwood township, Crawford County, in 1850. 1 

His wife was Clarissa — (b. 1820, Penna.) . 
Issue: DeARMENT 1 



AG IV Richard 
Mary 

Deborah 

Eveline 

George 

and: 2 
Walter 

Anna 



b. 1838, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. 1841, Crawford County, Penna. 
m. — Kerr. 

b. 1843, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. 1847, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. 1849, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. probably after 1850. 
b. probably after 1850. 



1. 1840 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Greenwood twsp. Hugh Dearment with 1 male, 
20-30; 1 male, 10-15; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 20-30. 

1850 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Greenwood twsp; p. 915, r. 1717. Hugh DeArmant, 
age 36, b. Penna.; farmer, R. E. $2250.; Clarissa, age 30, b. Penna.; Richard, age 12, b. Penna.; 
Mary, age 9, b. Penna.; Deborah, age 7, b. Penna.; Eveline, age 3, b. Penna.; George, age 1, b. Penna. 

2. From a family memorandum. 

AG III WILLIAM DeARMENT (1818-?), Crawford County, Penna. 

William DeArment, son of John Cook DeArment and Mary Minnis, was born in 
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in 1818. 1 He was still living in the county in 1850. 1 
Family legend says his wife was Tennie Horn but her name is shown in the 1850 
census as Jane - (b. 1825, Penna.) - 1 
Issue: DeARMENT 1 

AG IV Maria 

b. 1845, Penna. 
m. — Custard. 2 

John 

b. 1849, Penna. 

and family legend adds the following: 

Elsie 

m. — Ralston. 



Lee L. 

Sadie 

Annie 

William 
Charles 



h. a dental surgeon. 



m. — Evans. 



m. — Coates. 



LINE F-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DeARMENT 307 

James 

R. Hudson 

r. Hartstown, Penna.; d. Sharon, Penna. 

Issue: DeARMENT 

AG V Jack 

Robert Gordon 



Lenora 
Mary S. 
Harold 

Fred (Albion) 



r. New Philadelphia, Ohio, 
r. Pittsburgh, Penna. 
r. St. Petersburg. 

m. Hazel Harshaw. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Greenwood twsp. William D Armah, age 32, b. 
Penna., farmer, $300. R.E.; Jane, age 25, b. Penna.; Maria, age 5, b. Penna.; John, age 1, b. Penna. 

2. The following record may refer to the father of Mr. Custard who married Maria DeArment: 

1850 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna. John Custard, age 49, b. Penna., farmer; Hannah, 
age 48, b. Penna.; Richard, age 20, b. Penna.; Hannah, age 18, b. Penna.; Sarah, age 18, b. Penna.; 
Lucinda, age 15, b. Penna.; John, age 12, b. Penna.; Leona, age 10, b. Penna.; Emily, age 6, b. 
Penna.; Caroline, age 2, b. Penna. 

AG III WILSON DeARMENT (1818-?), San Antonio, Texas 

Wilson DeArment, son of John Cook DeArment and Mary Minnis, was born in 
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, June 1818. Sometime after his second marriage and 
while his children were still quite young, he removed to San Antonio, Texas, apparently 
for reasons of health. Whether he later returned to Pennsylvania or continued to make 
his home in Texas, is not known to this biographer. 1 

He married first, Mary Gelvin, by whom he had two children, according to informa- 
tion supplied by relatives in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. 

He married second, Margaret Spangler, by whom he also had issue. 
Issue: DeARMENT order not known 
AG IV Norman 
Rolla 
Dolphie 
Ernest 



1. See Appendix, Wilson DeArment; letter to his family. 



AG III JOHN DeARMENT (1820-?), Crawford County, Penna. 

John DeArment, son of John Cook DeArment and Mary Minnis, was born in 
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, in 1820. 1 He evidently lived out his life in the same 
county, although the date of his death is not known. 

His wife was Mary (Polly) Ross (b. 1816, Penna.) . 
Issue: DeARMENT 2 



AG IV Hannah 

Nancy 



b. 1841, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. 1843, Crawford County, Penna.; r. Meadville Penna 
m. W. H. Adsit. 
Issue: ADSIT 



308 



Smith 



Ross 
Harriet 

Margaret 



Andrew J. 



Ella 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG V Harry 
Luella 
Jennie DeArment 

b. 1845, Crawford County, Penna.; r. Conneaut Lake, 

Penna. 
h. was a carpenter by trade; as a lad worked in the oil 

fields. 
m. Mary Ellen DeArment (b. May 14, 1851) , daughter of 

James DeArment (q.v.) and Evaline Burch. 

Issue: none. 

b. 1847, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. after 1850, Crawford County, Penna.; r. Jamestown, 

Penna. 
m. — Grier. 

b. after 1850, Crawford County, Penna. 
m. Frank Scowden, a railroader; r. Albany, N. Y. 
Issue: SCOWDEN incomplete 
AG V Carrie D. 

b. after 1850, Crawford County, Penna.; r. Little (Coon) 

Corners, Penna. 
m. Tinnie — . 
Issue: DeARMENT 
AG V Florence 
John 

b. after 1850, Crawford County, Penna. 
m. — Thompson. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Crawford County, Penna., for Greenwood twsp. John D Annah, age 30, b. Penna., 
farmer, R.E. $540.; Mary, age 34, b. Penna.; Hannah, age 9, b. Penna.; Nancy, age 7, b. Penna.; 
Smith, age 5, b. Penna.; Ross, age 3, b. Penna. 

2. Family legend says there were 10 children born of this marriage. 

A G III JAMES DeARMENT (1824-1893), Crawford County, Penna. 

James DeArment, son of John Cook DeArment and Mary Minnis, was born in 
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, January 1, 1824. He became a farmer, and lived out 
his life in the same county. He died August 10, 1893, and is buried in Watson Run 

cemetery. 1 

He married, January 17, 1850, Evaline Burch (b. Jan. 1, 1831; d. Aug. 30, 1891), 
daughter of George Burch 1 and Mary Mellon. 

Issue: DeARMENT 1 
AG IV Mary Ellen 

b. May 14, 1851, Crawford County, Penna. 
m. May 30, 1887, Meadville, Penna., Smith DeArment 
(q.v.) of Watson's Run, Penna., Rev. Craighead, offi- 
ciating. 
Issue: none. 



LINE F-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DeARMENT 
George Birch 



309 



Miriam 

Elizabeth 

Henriette 



James Harrie 






Catherine (Kittie) 



b. May 26, 1853, Crawford County, Penna. 

b. Feb. 11, 1856; d. Mar. 1, 1856. 

b. Nov. 1, 1857; a spinster; r. Watson's Run, Penna. 

b. Apr. 12, 1859, Crawford County, Penna. r. Conneaut 

Lake, Penna. 
m. May 7, 1890, Walter S. Wilson, Rev. Leeder, officiating. 

Issue: none. 

b. Feb. 8, 1871, Crawford County, Penna.; d. Oct. 23, 1898. 
m.. first, Nov. 11, 1893, Eva Duncan, 
m. second, Stella (or Bertha) Duncan. No issue. 
Issue: DeARMENT first marriage 
AG V Laura Henrietta 

b. June 6, 1894. 

m. — Nace. 
Raymond 

b. May 14, 1896; d. Dec. 24, 
1896. 

b. Mar. 9, 1874, Crawford County, Penna. 
m. Jay Clark. 
Issue: CLARK 
AG V Grace 

m. — Armstrong. 
Harry D. 



1. Family Record Society. 



AG III ELIZA DeARMENT (cl825-?), Crawford County, Penna. 

Eliza DeArment, daughter of John Cook DeArment and Mary Minnis, was born in 
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, 1820-1825. Apparently, she lived out her life in the 
same county. 

She married — Ross. 
Issue: ROSS 
AG IV Smith 
Mary J. 



m. — Brooks. 



Andrew 
Cyrus 
William 
Maggie 

Eva 

Emma 
Elmira 



m. — Klingensmith. 



m. — Newbold. 



m. Randolph. 



310 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG TV GEORGE BIRCH DeARMENT (1853-1917), Meadville, Penna. 

George Birch DeArment, son of James DeArment and Evaline Burch, was born in 
Crawford County, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1853. After his marriage, he lived for awhile at 
Oil City, Pennsylvania, but in 1886, he started a tool manufacturing industry at Con- 
neaut Lake, a village not far from where he was reared. The business thrived and grew 
to such proportions that in 1904, he removed to Meadville, in the same county. This 
industry became the Champion DeArment Tool Company, and its products have attained 
a nation-wide reputation. Soon after removing to Meadville, he built a home at 263 
Randolph Street, which he continued to occupy until his death. He died May 5, 1917, 
and funeral services were conducted by Dr. William B. Irwin, pastor, First Presbyterian 
Church, on Tuesday, May 22, 1917, interment being in Greendale cemetery. 1 Because 
of his personal integrity and business acumen, he was a man highly esteemed over a 
wide area. 

He married, March 25, 1879, Eva Lucinda Whiting (b. Sept. 30, 1853) , Rev. McNabb, 
officiating. She has traveled extensively before and after the death of her husband, and 
has spent many winters in Florida. She is still living at Meadville, now 98 years old 
(1952) . 

Issue: DeARMENT 
AG V Almon Whiting 

b. Jan. 25, 1887; d. Dec. 11, 1950. 

h. graduate, Conneaut Lake High School; attended Alden 
Academy [now Allegheny College], Meadville, Penna., 
2 years; associated with his brother in the operation of 
Champion DeArment Tool Company after his father 
retired, 
m. Dec. 15, 1915, Meadville, Penna., Hazel Irene Byam 
(b. Nov. 8, 1889, Cochrantown, Penna.), daughter of 
William A. Byam and Anna Happernan; Dr. Irwin of 
First Presbyterian Church, officiating. 
Issue: none. 



James Howard 



Helen 



b. Mar. 1, 1882, Oil City, Penna. 

b. Feb. 22, 1885. 

m. Feb. 11, 1914, Dr. W. H. Minnium (b. Jan. 26, 1881), 

Dr. T. L. Flood, officiating. 

Issue: none. 



1. Tribune-Republican, Meadville, Penna., Wednesday, May 23, 1917. 



LINE F-DESCENDANTS OF JOHN DeARMENT 



311 



AG V JAMES HOWARD DeARMENT (1882-1927), Meadville, Penna. 

James Howard DeArment, son of George Birch DeArment and Eva Lucinda Whiting, 
was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, March 1, 1882. He entered his father's business 
when he completed his schooling, and when his father retired, he and his brother as- 
sumed the management, he becoming president. He was a director of the Crawford 
County Trust Company; served on the Meadville City Council; was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church; and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a business leader but 
possessed of a sense of responsibility toward his fellowman as evidenced by his public 
service and generous purse to all worthy causes, and was beloved by his fellow citizens. 
He died suddenly on the evening of September 3, 1927, while attending the theatre with 
his wife. He is buried in Greendale cemetery. 1 

He married, January 25, 1913, Erie, Pennsylvania, Belle Valentine Stuart (b. Feb. 
14, 1887, Youngsville, Penna.) , daughter of Charles and Nellie E. Stuart. A graduate 
nurse, she was formerly associated with the Meadville General Hospital. 2 

Issue: DeARMENT 
AG VI George Stuart 

b. Nov. 3, 1913, Meadville, Penna. 

h. graduate, Mass. Tech. Institute, with B.S. degree; now 
(1952) president, Champion DeArment Tool Company. 2 
m. Feb. 11, 1939, Syracuse, N. Y., Janet Owens (b. April 
29, 1918, Syracuse, N. Y.) , daughter of Maurice Owens 
and Georgia Try on. 
Issue: DeARMENT none 
Adopted: 
James Howard II 

b. Sept. 4, 1943. 
Ann 

b. Dec. 24, 1945. 



William Almon 



b. April 26, 1915, Meadville, Penna.; r. 438 Chestnut St., 
Meadville, Penna. 

h. graduate, Allegheny College, Meadville, Penna.; at- 
tended Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N. Y. Now (1952) sales 
manager, Champion DeArment Tool Company. 2 

m. May 16, 1946, Meadville, Penna., Mary Bainer (b. Aug. 
22, 1912, Marysville, Ohio) , daughter of John David 
Bainer and Otelia Nanette Fox, Rev. Glenn Crawford, 
officiating. 



Issue: DeARMENT 
AG VII William Stuart 



Joan Bainer 



b. Sept. 20, 1947, Meadville, 
Penna. 

b. Feb. 7, 1949; d. Nov. 7, 
1952. 



1. Tribune-Republican, Meadville, Penna., Monday, Sept. 5, 1927. 

2. Family Record Society. 



LINE G 

? MICHAEL DEARMONT 
of 

Kent County, Maryland 

and 

descendants 



There is much uncertainty about the history of this family. On the surface, the 
early records were contradictory, and it has been well nigh impossible to discern the 
truth. The immigrant ancestor, whose name we do not know, and to whom we have 
assigned the arbitrary name of "Michael" as a means of identification, may have been 
a brother of William Dearmond of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania (Line C) . He 
was, of course, closely related to the other immigrant members of the DeArmond family 
since many of the early Pennsylvania families used the same spelling. 

This outline follows only those of this family who settled in Virginia, as the others 
disappeared, and no trace of them has been found. The Virginia descendants divided, 
one family remaining in northern Virginia, and the other settling in Missouri. 

The author has spent years pondering this family but the results were unrewarding. 
Possibly, descendants of the lost members of this family can, by use of this account and 
their more intimate knowledge of their particular ancestors, find some of the solutions 
that eluded him. 



313 



314 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I 7MICHAEL DEARMONT of Harford County, Maryland 

This man, the immigrant ancestor of this family must have been born in North 
Ireland about 1730, and emigrated to America apparently after 1760. His first name is 
not known with absolute certainty, but the frequent appearance of 'Michael' among 
his descendants lends credence to the assumption of that name for him. He probably 
came up the Delaware River, landed at Newcastle, and settled in Delaware or Mary- 
land, between the upper reaches of Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River. Apparently, 
he died before 1790, as no record has been found of him in the 1790 census. 

His wife, Mary Dearmont, is listed in the 1790 census for Harford County, Maryland, 
as "Mary Dearmatt, with two females in family; no others." She was born, presumably, 
in Ireland between 1740 and 1750. After the death of her son, William, Mary removed 
to Virginia, and lived with her son, John Dearmont (q.v.) , until her death. 

The names of the children of this union have been determined from their early 
movements and the similarity and spelling of names. William, Michael, and James, 
were recorded in Virginia before and during the Revolutionary War but John remained 
in Maryland until after the death of his brother, William. Peter appears in Virginia 
for the first time in 1810. 

Issue: DEARMONT incomplete and uncertain 

AG II Thomas 

h. served as a private in Capt. Alexander Lawson Smith's 
company which included part of the companies belong- 
ing to the regiment of Lt. Col. Moses Rawlings, being 
a part of the 11th Virginia Regiment, commanded by 
Colonel Daniel Morgan, Lt. Col. Febigir and Lt. Col. 
Nicholas, during 1777. Afterwards, Capt. Smith's com- 
pany became a part of the 4th Maryland Regiment com- 
manded by Col. Josias Carvel Hall. He enlisted for 3 
years, as a private; last appeared on the Roll of July, 
1777. 1 



Michael 



William 

John 

Peter 

James 

Neal 



h. appeared in the Shenandoah Valley prior to the Revo- 
lutionary War with his brother, William, and enlisted 
in one of the Valley Companies in 1773 and received 
pay for 3 months service.* He was still there in 1782 
when he was taxed with 2 polls in Fauquier County. 3 
He returned to Maryland and was living in Kent County 
in 1790, where he was listed in the 1790 U. S. census as 
living alone. 

b. after 1750. 

b. 1760-1770. 

b. 1760-1770. 

h. taxed with 2 polls, Fauquier County, Va., 1782.* 



LINE G-DEARMONT FAMILY 315 

h. enlisted Jan. 22, 1776, as a private, 4th Company, Mary- 
land Regular Troops, and was stationed at Baltimore 
Town.* 



1. Archives of Maryland, XVIII, pp. 300-302. From Rolls for June, July, 1777, Col. Morgan; Sept. 
1777, Lt. Col. Febiger; Oct. 1777, Lt. Col. Nicholas; Jan. 1778 to Jan. 1779, inclusive. Col. Hall. 

2. Fothergill, Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-1787. 

3. Cartnell, Shenandoah Valley Pioneers, p. 455. 

4. Archives of Maryland, XVIII, p. 12. 



316 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG II WILLIAM DEARMONT (cl750-cl793), Fauquier County, Va. 

William Dearmont, son of PMichael and Mary Dearmont of Kent County, Maryland, 
was born, probably, in North Ireland, and brought as a boy by his parents to America, 
where he was reared either in Delaware or Maryland. 

He appeared in Fauquier County, Virginia, in 1771, along with his brother, Michael, 
on the list of Irish emigrants who found their way into the Shenandoah Valley prior 
to the Revolutionary War. He served during the Revolution in Colonel Fry's Regi- 
ment, his name being carried on the rolls throughout the war, from 1778 to 1783. 1 His 
grandson told his children that William also served in the French and Indian Colonial 
Wars, and that he was with Washington at the defeat of Braddock. 2 

According to family legend, William died while his children were quite young, 
apparently about 1793, as all of his children appear to have been born between 1790 
and 1794. The 1810 census lists his widow, Mary, as living in Frederick County, Virginia, 
with her two sons and daughter. 8 The 1820 census for Frederick County lists her son, 
Michael, as head of the household which included his mother, brother and sister. 4 The 
1830 census does not show Mary or the family entity, indicating that she had died and 
her children were scattered. 

Family legend also says that William's children were reared by his bachelor brother, 
John Dearmont (q.v.) . Undoubtedly, through his efforts, he provided a home and 
sustenance for them, leaving to their mother the responsibility of rearing them and 
maintaining the home. 2 
Issue: DEARMONT 
AG III Mary 



Michael 
Peter 



b. 1790-1794, Virginia. 

m. — Williams, and moved to what is now West Virginia. 8 

b. 1790-1794, Virginia. 

b. circa 1790, Virginia. 



1. Cartnell, Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their Descendants, p. 455. 

2. See Appendix, Dr. Washington Strother Dearmont; letter to the author dated Dec. 28, 1931. 

3. 1810 U. S. census, Frederick County, Va. Mary Dearmont with 1 male, 16-26; 1 male, 10-16; 1 
female over 45; 1 female, 16-26. 

4. 1820 U. S. census, Frederick County, Va. Michael Dearmont with 1 male, 26-45; 1 male, 18-26; 
1 female over 45; 1 female, 26-45; 4 slaves. 

AG II JOHN DEARMONT (al760-bl840), Fauquier County, Va. 

John Dearmont, son of PMichael and Mary Dearmont of Kent County, Maryland, 
was born 1760-1770, probably in Delaware after his parents reached America. He grew 
to manhood in Newcastle County. 

He served during the Revolution as a private in Captain John Boggs' Company, 
2nd battalion, Delaware Militia, commanded by Colonel Couch. His name appeared 
on the company muster roll covering the period from December 17 to 27, year not 
shown. He was also shown in Captain Carson's Company, 2nd Regiment, Newcastle 
County, Delaware Militia, rank not stated. His name appears on an undated return 
of the absentees in the Western District of White Claycreek on Muster Days, September 
26, 1778 and October 31, which shows: "Days 2". 1 He served as a substitute from Har- 
ford County, Maryland, in the Maryland Militia, from May to December 10, 1781.* 
He is shown in the 1790 census for Harford County as living alone." 

Later, he moved into Virginia, and settled in Fauquier County. His brother, 
William, died about 1793, and after the death of his brother, Peter, in 1811, John 



LINE G-DEARMONT FAMILY 317 

assumed the responsibility of providing for William's widow and children. They con- 
tinued to live on the farm which Peter had leased from the Fairfax heirs in 1793. 4 

The 1810 census for Frederick County, Virginia, lists Peter Dearmont with 2 males 
over 45; 3 females over 45. This undoubtedly includes John but not his nephews and 
niece since they were separately listed with their mother, Mary Dearmont. The three 
females remain unidentified except that one was probably John's mother. 

John is himself listed in the 1830 census for Frederick County, Virginia, age 60-70, 
living alone with his mother, age 80-90. All histories and family legends say he lived 
out his life in Fauquier County surrounded by his brother's descendants, and Peter 
Dearmont of Mound City, Missouri, remembered him there when he (Peter) was a 
child. 4 However, the census records show him in Frederick County through 1830 and he 
is not listed thereafter, indicating he may have died between 1830 and 1840. He never 
married. 
Issue: none. 



1. Adjutant General's Office, War Department, Washington, D. C. 

2. Archives of Maryland, XVIII, p. 400. "A return of Recruits, Substitutes and draughts raised in 
Harford County for the two battalions of Militia, Agreeable to an Act of Assembly in the yeai 
1781." John Dearmott, substitute, "taken ill with the flux". 

Hall of Records, Maryland, Revolutionary Papers, Box 15, Folder 11. No. 85— John Dearmot, 
draught, from Harford County, under ACT of May 1781 Sessions, term of service, 10 December. 

3. 1790 U. S. census, Harford County, Maryland. John Dearmour with 1 male over 16; no others. 

4. See Appendix, Dr. Washington Strother Dearmont, letter to the author dated Dec. 28, 1931. 

AG II PETER DEARMONT (cl760-1811), Frederick County, Va. 

Peter Dearmont, son of PMichael and Mary Dearmont of Kent County, Maryland, 
was born 1760-1770, perhaps after his father reached America. He is first recorded on 
April 6, 1793, when he leased from Denny Fairfax, 100 acres in Frederick County, Vir- 
ginia, for the period of the natural life of himself, his brother, John, and his nephew, 
Michael . . .* On this farm, he established himself, his brother, John, and the widow 
and children of his deceased brother, William. 

The 1810 census for Frederick County lists him with 2 males over 45; 3 females over 
45. Presumably, this includes his brother, John, who does not appear elsewhere in that 
census; one of the women listed may have been his mother. 

He died in 1811, his will, dated June 5, and probated December 2, reading as fol- 
lows: "I give to John Derman, Mary Derman, Ann Derman and Betsy Derman, all my 
property during their natural lives and desire that these four persons shall live together 
as long as each shall live". His nephew, Michael Dearmont [sic], was a witness. 2 John 
is easily identified as his brother; Mary, as his mother; the identity of the two last 
named, Ann and Betsy, is speculative. Family legend says that both Peter and John 
were bachelors, but the 1810 census, apparently, refutes this, as a logical interpretation 
Would indicate Peter and John, their mother, and their wives, as living in the same 
household. 



1. Frederick County, Va. Records, 24A-102. 

2. Frederick County, Va. Wills, 9-88. 



318 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG III MICHAEL DEARMONT (cl790-cl854), Clarke County, Va. 

Michael Dearmont, son of William and Mary Dearmont, was born 1790-1794, in 
Fauquier County, Virginia. While he was a small child, his father died, and he and 
his brother and sister were reared by his mother with the aid of his bachelor uncle, John 
Dearmont. In 1810, the family was found in Frederick County, where they remained 
until after 1830. Family legend says Michael was reared on his uncle John's mountain 
home in Fauquier County which is still owned by the family of Washington Dearmont. 1 

Michael was for many years a builder of macadamized roads, and made a comfortable 
fortune at the business. After he gave up road building, he bought a farm in Clarke 
County, Virginia. 1 He was in Prince William County in 1827, and the following year 
appeared in the vicinity of White Post. 2 

His will, dated August 13, 1855, was probated October 22, 1855, and mentions his 
wife, Lucy; daughter, Sally; and sons, John, James Thomas, and Washington. There 
is no explanation for the omission of his son, Peter, from his will. 3 We may assume he 
died between August and October, 1855, although his brother, Peter, was listed as head 
of his family in the 1850 census and Michael was not listed. 

He married, October 25, 1826, Frederick County, Virginia, Lucinda Ferguson (b. 
1805, Prince William County, Va.) , whose father was born in Scotland and whose mother 
was Miss Marshall. 4 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG IV Washington 

Mary A. 



William 
Peter 
Sarah A. 

John 

James Thomas 



b. 1828, Clarke County, Va. 

b. 1830, Clarke County, Va. 
m. George Rowles. 

d. in infancy. 

b. April 17, 1835, Clarke County, Va. 

b. 1840, Clarke County, Va. 
m. John McMurray. 

b. 1842, Clarke County, Va.; killed in battle in 1864, during 
Civil War. 

b. Nov. 1844, Clarke County, Va. 



1. See Appendix, Dr. Washington Strother Dearmont, letter to the author, dated Dec. 28, 1931. 

2. Cartnell, Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their Descendants, p. 455. 

3. Clarke County, Va. Wills, C-419. 

4. Frederick County, Va. Marriage Records. 

AG III PETER DEARMONT (1790-1856), Frederick County, Virginia 

Peter Dearmont, son of William and Mary Dearmont, was born in Fauquier County, 
Virginia, in 1790. His father died while he was a child, and he and his brother and 
sister were reared in Frederick County with the help of his uncle, John Dearmont. His 
mother must have died after 1820 as she does not appear in the 1830 census. Peter 
appears in the 1830 census for Frederick County, with 2 males, 20-30; 1 female, 30-40; 
10 slaves, showing that he was a prosperous planter. The census also indicates that his 
sister, Mary, had not yet married and was still living at home. The two males listed 



LINE G-DEARMONT FAMILY 319 

pose an enigma since Peter's brother, Michael, married in 1826 and was separately listed 
in the 1830 census. Although Peter's uncle, John Dearmont, was also listed separately 
in the same census, they were, according to family tradition, living together. 

Peter does not appear in the 1840 census but does appear in the census for 1850 
as head of the household of his brother, Michael. 1 This is another mystery since Michael 
did not die until 1855. All the names in this census record check with other histories 
and family legend. 

Peter died, apparently, in 1856, as an inventory was taken of his personal property 
on October 27, 1856, by Washington Dearmont, administrator. 2 . 

He never married. 
Issue: none. 



»1. 1850 U. S. census, Clarke County, Va., p. 92; r. 337. Peter Dermont, a farmer, age 60, b. Va.; 
Arinda [Lucinda], age 45, b. Va.; Washington, manager of farm, age 22, b. Va.; Mary A., age 20, 
b. Va.; Peter, age 15, b. Va.; Sarah A., age 10, b. Va.; John, age 8, b. Va.; James S., age 5, b. Va. 
2. Clarke County, Va. Probate Records. 






320 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG IV COLONEL WASHINGTON DEARMONT (1828-?), Clarke County, Va. 

Colonel Washington Dearmont, son of Michael Dearmont and Lucy Ferguson, was 
born in Clarke County, Virginia, in 1828. He was reared on the farm where he was 
born and grew up in the atmosphere of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After his father 
died, while he was still a teen-age youth, the support of the younger members of the 
family devolved on him. He is listed in the 1850 census as living in the household with 
his uncle, Peter Dearmont, and as manager of the farm, aged 22. 

He became a colonel of militia and was with his regiment in command of Win- 
chester when the Civil War began. When Virginia seceeded from the Union, his regi- 
ment and command passed to the Confederate Army. He later enlisted in Colonel John 
S. Moseby's First Company of Guerillas and served through many raids with this famous 
Confederate warrior. 1 

In civil life, he was chosen first supervisor of Greenway District, and was later elected 
sheriff and treasurer at a time when these two offices were combined. He was a democrat 
and a Mason. 2 

He married first, after 1850, a daughter of Strother Bell and Jane Ann Potts. His 
brothers, Peter and James Thomas, married her sisters. 
Issue: none. 

He married second, Jane Bowen (Poague) , a widow (b. 1846, Berryville, Clarke 
County, Va.). Her father was a resident of Clarke County, a captain of militia, and his 
command took part in the John Brown raid. It is said that one of his men prevented 
the escape of Brown. Jane Bowen had no children by her first marriage. 2 
Issue: DEARMONT second marriage 
AG V Ernest W. 



William A. 
Charles O. 



b. Clarke County, Va.; h. a farmer in Clarke County. 2 
b. Clarke County, Va.; h. a farmer near White Post, Va. 

b. Aug. 18, 1878, Clarke County, Va. 

h. educated in Clarke County, also Winchester, and studied 
medicine under Dr. Lewis of White Post. Later entered 
Univ. of Richmond, where he graduated after four years, 
in 1903. After a brief practice at Raleigh Springs, he 
located at White Post the same year. Ten years later 
he did post graduate work at Chicago Polyclinic. After- 
wards, returned to his practice at White Post, where he 
was very active in public affairs, serving as a member 
of the County Board of Health, the County Medical 
Society, Shenandoah Valley Medical Society, and Vir- 
ginia State Medical Society. He also took an active part 
in civic affairs, being a member of the Democratic Ex- 
ecutive Committee of Clarke County, and chairman, 
County Board of Education. 2 

m. Jan. 20, 1920, Jessie Chrisman, daughter of Arthur 
Chrisman and Louisa Bryerly. She was born and reared 
on a farm near White Post, and attended Keemar Col- 
lege, Hagerstown, Maryland. 2 
Issue: unknown. 



LINE G-DEARMONT FAMILY 321 

Mamie J. 

b. Clarke County, Va., living single on the home place. 2 



1. Cartnell, Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their descendants, p. 455. 

2. Bruce, History of Virginia, pp. 430, 431. 

AG IV PETER DEARMONT (1835-1915), Mound City, Missouri 

Peter Dearmont, son of Michael Dearmont and Lucy Ferguson, was born in Clarke 
County, Virginia, April 17, 1835. His father died while he was a boy and he was reared 
in the home of his uncle, Peter Dearmont, and after his uncle's death, by his brother, 
Washington. He moved with his brother, James Thomas, to Mound City, Missouri, in 
1871, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died January 15, 1915. 

He married, August 1858, in Virginia, Mary E. Bell, daughter of Strother Bell 1 and 
Jane Ann Potts. 2 Two of her sisters married his brothers, Washington and James Thomas. 
Issue: DEARMONT 
AG V Washington Strother 

b. Sept. 22, 1859, Clarke County, Va. 



Jonas Beauregard 
James W. Lee 
Lucy Ann 
William 
Peter Hazelet 
John (twin) 
Sarah (twin) 
Claude Heaton 



b. Feb. 25, 1861, Clarke County, Va. 

b. June 1863, Clarke County, Va.; d. Sept. 1909. 

b. Mar. 4, 1866, Clarke County, Va. 

b. 1867; d. 1867. 

b. April 14, 1868, Clarke County, Va. 

b. Mar. 5, 1871, Clarke County, Va.; d. Oct. 5, 1871. 

b. Mar. 5, 1871, Clarke County, Va.; d. April 1872. 

b. Sept. 14, 1874, Holt County, Missouri. 



1. Family Record Society. Strother Bell's father was Col. James Bell, a colonel of Virginia troops who 
raised a regiment after the burning of the capitol at Washington in the War of 1812. 

2. Ibid. Jane Ann Potts was a daughter of Ezeliel Potts, a Revolutionary War soldier. 

AG IV JAMES THOMAS DEARMONT (1844-1929), Mound City, Missouri 

James Thomas Dearmont, son of Michael Dearmont and Lucy Ferguson, was born in 
Clarke County, Virginia, November 1844. He was the youngest child, and his father 
did not live long afterwards. Thomas was reared by his uncle, Peter Dearmont, and his 
brother, Washington Dearmont. In 1871, he moved with his brother, Peter, to Mound 
City, Missouri, where he lived the rest of his life. He died in 1929. 

He married, 1865, in Virginia, a daughter of Strother Bell and Jane Ann Potts, 
whose sisters married his brothers, Washington and Peter. 
Issue: DEARMONT 
AG V John 

b. 1866, Clarke County, Va.; d. 1879, Mound City, Mo. 
Henry 

b. 1868, Clarke County, Va.; d. April 1889, Mound City. 
Mo. 



322 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Maude 

b. 1871. 
Matilda 

b. March 1876; d. Aug. 1876. 



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323 



AG V DR. WASHINGTON STROTHER DEARMONT (1859-1944), Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

Dr. Washington Strother Dearmont, son of Peter Dearmont of Mound City, Missouri, 
was born at Mound City, September 22, 1859. After completing his primary education 
at home, he entered the University of Missouri, from which he graduated in 1885 with 
an A.B., Pd.B. degree. In 1889, he received an A.M. degree from the same institution. 
In 1907, the Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, conferred on him the honorary 
degree of Litt.D. He obtained his master's degree from the University of Chicago in 
1922. 

He became superintendent of schools at Kirk wood, a suburb of Saint Louis. From 
there he went, as president, to the Normal School at Cape Girardeau. In 1919, in con- 
cert with other state normal school presidents, he was instrumental in having the normal 
schools of Missouri designated by the Missouri General Assembly as the State Teachers 
College. He was president of the Southeast Missouri State Teachers College from 
October 1899 to June 7, 1921, a period of 22 years. During his tenure of office the 
institution made great progress in plant development and its status as an educational 
institution. He was one of the early promoters of the American Association of Teachers 
Colleges. 

He afterward studied at University of Chicago toward his master's degree. He became 
Professor of Education, and Dean of the College of Education, at Southwestern Louisiana 
Institute in the early 1930's, which position he held until 1938, when he returned t© 
Cape Girardeau, and was made president emeritus of the Southeast Missouri State 
College, which status he retained until his death. He died at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 
July 17, 1944. 

He married, May 29, 1890, Julia Lee McKee (b. Feb. 18, 1865), daughter of Horace 
Nelson McKee and Sarah Scott. 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG VI Russell Lee 

b. Feb. 22, 1891, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 

m. Marie Marguerite Oliver (b. Dec. 18, 1890; d. Nov. 
28, 1924) .* 



Issue: 
AG VII 



DEARMONT 1 
Julia Marie 



Marguerite 



Sarah Lee 



Julian Scott 



Nelson Strother 



b. June 6, 1917. 

b. June 1, 1920. 

b. June 29, 1923. 

b. Jan. 9, 1893; d. Oct. 12, 1918. 

b. March 11, 1898; h. assistant vice-president, New York 
City Trust Company in 1931. 



1. James Rives Childs, Reliques of the Rives, p. 629. 



AG V JONAS BEAUREGARD DEARMONT (1861-?), Mound City, Missouri 

Jonas Beauregard Dearmont, son of Peter Dearmont and Mary E. Bell, was born in 
Clarke County, Virginia, February 25, 1861. He was taken, by his parents in 1871, to 
Mound City, Missouri. His name is the result of his having been born just two months 
before Beauregard fired on Fort Sumter, opening the hostilities of the Civil War. He 
became a prominent and successful attorney in his adopted state. 



324 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



He married, October 7, 1896, Mary Catherine Judy (b. Oct. 8, 1876) , daughter of 
John H aid Hannah Virginia Judy. 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG VJ Irl Alford 

b. July 25, 1898, Mound City, Missouri, 
m. Helen J. — . 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG VII Wanda Lee 
Nell Elizabeth 

b. Feb. 28, 1902. 



AG V PETER HAZELET DEARMONT (1868-1924), Omaha, Nebraska 

Peter Hazelet Dearmont, son of Peter Dearmont and Mary E. Bell, was born at 
White Post, Clarke County, Virginia, April 14, 1868. At the age of three years, he was 
taken by his parents to Mound City, Missouri, where he grew to manhood. He attended 
Liberty Country School and Mound City High School. Sometime after 1900, he removed 
to Omaha, Nebraska, where he become a publisher and advertising editor. He pub- 
lished Motorist and Tradesman at Omaha, and was at times associated with the Omaha 
World News, The Bee, and The News, in advertising. He died at Omaha in 1924. 

He married, Mound City, Missouri, September 8, ?1892, Charlotte Lee Miller (b. 

July 8, ) , daughter ef Thomas Wesley Miller and Elizabeth Revell Colburn, Rev. 

Charles W. Miller, officiating. 1 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG VI Nannie Verne 

b. July 4, 1893, Mound City, Mo. 



Jessie Lee 
Mary Elizabeth 
Richard Earl, Sr. 
Jean 
Edith Lee 



b. Oct. 21, 1894, Mound City, Mo. 

b. circa 1896; d. 1913. 

b. Nov. 22, 1899, Forest City, Mo. 

b. May 2, 1910, Omaha, Nebraska. 

b. Mar. 3, 1912, Omaha, Nebraska. 






1. Family Record Society. 



LINE G-DEARMONT FAMILY 325 

AG VI NANNIE VERNE DEARMONT (1893- ), Kirkland, Washington 

Nannie Verne Dearmont, daughter of Peter Hazelet Dearmont and Charlotte Lee 
Miller, was born at Mound City, Missouri, July 4, 1893. 

She married, July 19, 1916, Omaha, Nebraska, Calvin Cheever Hazelet (b. Nov. 11, 
1890, O'Neill, Neb.), son of George Cheever Hazelet and Harriet Sherman Potter; and 
a grandson of Andrew Hazelet and Margaret Jane Johnson, 1 Dr. Harry E. Hess, offi- 
ciating. He attended the University of Washington, Seattle, and is a machinist and 
garage operator at Kirkland, Washington (1952) . 

Issue: HAZELET 
AG VII Harriet Clair 



Nannie Lee 
Charlotte Dearmont 



b. Dec. 28, 1917, Cordova, Alaska, 
m. C. W. Flynn. 

b. Oct. 16, 1919, Cordova, Alaska; deceased. 



b. May 4, 1921, Omaha, Neb. 
m. Armas Turtainen. 
Calvin Dearmont 

b. Nov. 5, 1927, Cordova, Alaska. 



1. Family Record Society. 

AG VI JESSIE LEE DEARMONT (1894- ), Lewellen, Nebraska 

Jessie Lee Dearmont, daughter of Peter Hazelet Dearmont and Charlotte Lee Miller, 
was born at Mound City, Missouri, October 21, 1894. She graduated from Central High 
School, Omaha, Nebraska, and attended Omaha University. She is a member of P.E.O., 
the Eastern Star, and the garden club. A Methodist, she is an authority on the women's 
work of her denomination and devotes much time to youth work. She is a widely 
informed person, being a fine student and extensive reader, and is a very able public 
speaker (1952). 

She married, August 6, 1915, Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Harry Edward Hess (b. Jan. 4, 
1886, Vernon, Ind.), son of William Nathanal Hess and Ellen Aurelia Coryell; and a 
grandson of Valentine Hess and — Knabe. 1 He earned his B.A. degree from DePauw 
University in 1910; bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston Univ., 1913; and his Doctorate 
of Divinity from Nebraska Wesleyan Uni. in 1927. A minister of the Methodist Church, 
he is a member of the Nebraska Annual Conference, and now lives at Lewellen, Ne- 
braska (1952) . 
Issue: none. 



1. Family Record Society. 

AG VI RICHARD EARL DEARMONT (1899-1951), Shenandoah, Iowa 

Richard Earl Dearmont, Sr., son of Peter Hazelet Dearmont and Charlotte Lee 
Miller, was born at Forest City, Missouri, November 22, 1899. He graduated from Central 
High School, Omaha, Nebraska, in 1918. In his senior year he was captain of Company 
E which had first place in the Reserve Officers Training Corps regiment. During World 
War I, he was a member of the Student Army Training Corps at the University of 
Nebraska. He received an honorable discharge, December 13, 1918. He graduated from 
the University of Nebraska in 1922, with a B.A. degree; was a member, Scabbard and 
Blade, and A.T.O. fraternity; and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Officers 
Reserve Corps, U. S. Army. 

Afterward, he entered the advertising field in Omaha; removed to Shenandoah, Iowa, 



326 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

in 1927, and became advertising manager for Henry Field Seed Company. He was also 
with the Evening Sentinel of Shenandoah, and conducted a column called Pot Pourri. 
In 1942, he became advertising manager for May Seed and Nursery Company. 

He was a prominent and aggressive leader in civic affairs in Shenandoah; was a past 
president of American Legion Post 88; past president, Kiwanis Club; Past Worshipful 
Master of the Masonic Lodge; an Elk; and was chosen First Honorary Member of the 
Junior Chamber of Commerce for his civic leadership. He was also a member of the 
City Park Board. He was a Methodist with his membership in the First Methodist 
Church of Shenandoah. He died, August 18, 1951, at Shenandoah. 

He married, May 29, 1923, Omaha, Nebraska, Libuse Tomes (b. June 23, 1899, 
Clarkson, Neb.), daughter of Alois Tomes and Mary Svoboda, Dr. Harry E. Hess, offi- 
ciating. 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG VII Richard Earl, Jr. 



Thomas Quentin 



Robert Louis 



b. Feb. 28, 1924, Omaha, Neb. 

b. Mar. 31, 1928, Shenandoah, Iowa. 

h. attended Missouri Teachers College; served 2 years in 
the Army during World War II; now a lieutenant in 
the Tank Corps Reserve, and a student, Univ. of Ari- 
zona, and a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity (1952) . 

b. Dec. 8, 1931, Shenandoah, Iowa. 



AG VI JEAN DEARMONT (1910- ), Colorado Springs, Colorado 

Jean Dearmont, daughter of Peter Hazelet Dearmont and Charlotte Lee Miller, was 
born at Omaha, Nebraska, May 2, 1910. 

She married, August 6, 1935, Omaha, Nebraska, Charles Russell Mench (b. June 30, 
1905, Alton, 111.) , son of Jacob Christian Mench and Mary Janet Logan, 1 Dr. Harry E. 
Hess, officiating. He attended the University of Illinois, and is a graduate of Nebraska 
Wesleyan University with an A.B. degree. He is now store manager, F. W. Woolworth 
Company, at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and living at 1120 N. Watsatch Street, that 
city (1952) . 

Issue: MENCH 
AG VII Susan Lee 



Nancy Logan 
Charles Russell II 



b. June 20, 1940, Helena, Montana. 

b. Sept. 5, 1942, Butte, Montana. 

b. June 19, 1947, Colorado Springs, Colo. 



1. Family Record Society. 



AG VI EDITH LEE DEARMONT (1912- ), Omaha, Nebraska 

Edith Lee Dearmont, daughter of Peter Hazelet Dearmont and Charlotte Lee Miller, 
was born at Omaha, Nebraska, March 3, 1912. 

She married, January 4, 1936, Omaha, Nebraska, Sandford Miller Dyas (b. Oct. 6, 
1910, Paris, 111.), son of John Francis Dyas and Ida Luella Mullins; and a grandson of 
Joseph Edward Dyas and Laura Sandford, 1 Dr. Harry E. Hess, officiating. He is a 
graduate, University of Nebraska, with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and is presently 



LINE G-DEARMONT FAMILY 327 

a customer engineer with International Business Machine Corporation, and living at 
3312 Meredith Avenue, Omaha (1952) . 

Issue: DYAS 
AG VII Sandford Hess 

b. April 18, 1937, Omaha, Neb. 
Virginia Lee 

b. Oct. 4, 1940, Omaha, Neb. 
Roberta Ann 

b. Apr. 27, 1944, Omaha, Neb. 
Richard Dearmont 

b. July 19, 1947, Omaha, Neb. 



1. Family Record Society. 

AG VII RICHARD EARL DEARMONT, JR. (1924- ), Moline, III. 

Richard Earl Dearmont, Jr., son of Richard Earl Dearmont, Sr. and Libuse Tomes, 
was born at Omaha, Nebraska, February 28, 1924. He graduated from the State Uni- 
versity of Iowa, with a B.A., and M.A. in psychology. He served with the U. S. Air 
Force, in communications. He is presently (1952) an industrial psychologist with Inter- 
national Harvester Company, at Moline, Illinois. 

He married, June 26, 1949, Jacqueline Piester (b. Apr. 3, 1928) , daughter of Walter 
Eugene Piester and Mildred Irene Swallow. 

Issue: DEARMONT 
AG VIII Diane Jean 

b. May 1, 1951. 



LINE H 



Strictly speaking, Line H should represent all the descendants of Alexander Diermond 
of County Donegal, Ireland, but since the existing Irish records are not sufficient to 
determine with any exactness the names of his children, we show under this line only 
two, Letitia and Alexander, since their relationship as brother and sister cannot be 
doubted. Thomas, who appears to be another son, is shown as the sire of Line E. 

Letitia and Alexander married into the family of Robert Barnhill of Donegal. Letitia 
accompanied Robert Barnhill's family to Nova Scotia, and Alexander followed them six 
years later. Apparently, both families have remained in Nova Scotia, their descendants 
being there today. 



329 



LINE HI 

LETITIA DEYARMOND 

of 

Colchester County, Nova Scotia 

and 

family 



331 



332 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I LETITIA DEYARMOND (1734-?), Colchester County, Nova Scotia 

Letitia Deyarmond, perhaps a daughter of Alexander Diermond of County Donegal, 
Ireland, was born in Donegal County, Ireland, in 1734. In 1761, she and her husband 
accompanied Robert Barnhill and his family to Nova Scotia, and settled at Chiganois, 
Colchester County. 

She married in Ireland, John Barnhill (b. 1730, Donegal, Ireland), son of Robert 
Barnhill. 1 

Issue: BARNHILL 
AG II John 

b. 1762, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, the eldest son. 
m. 1786, Sarah Crowe, daughter of Joseph Crowe, Sr. and 
Esther Barnhill. 1 



Alexander 



Issue: 


BARNHILL 




AG III 


Esther 
Joseph 

James 

Alexander 

Rebecca 

Thomas 


b. Jan. 27, 1794. 
b. June 24, 1796. 
b. Feb. 28, 1801. 
b. Aug. 10, 1803. 
b. Aug. 8, 1808. 


b. 1765, 


Colchester County, Nova Scotia. 


m. 1787 


, Alice Hunter. 




Issue: 


BARNHILL 




AG III 


Letitia 

John B. [Barnhill?] 
Esther 


b. 1788. 

m. 1808, John Cummings 

b. Aug. 5, 1791. 

b. Sept. 25, 1798. 



1. See Related Families, Robert Barnhill of Nova Scotia. 



LINE H-2 

ALEXANDER DEYARMOND 

of 

Colchester County, Nova Scotia 

and 

Descendants 



333 



334 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I ALEXANDER DEYARMOND (cl735-?), Colchester County, Nova Scotia 

Alexander Deyarmond, perhaps a son of Alexander Diermond of County Donegal, 
Ireland, was born in County Donegal about 1735. His wife's family emigrated to Nova 
Scotia in 1761 but Alexander remained in Ireland. Later, his father-in-law wrote for 
them to come to Nova Scotia, and about 1767, Alexander and his young family emi- 
grated to Nova Scotia. He settled on his father-in-law's property at Chiganois and 
remained there. 2 

He married in Ireland, Mary Barnhill, third daughter of Robert Barnhill 1 of Donegal, 
Ireland. 



Issue: DEYARMOND 




AG II Rebecca 






m. John Spencer of Londonderry, Nova Scotia 




Issue: SPENCER 




AG III 3 sons 




1 daughter 


Elizabeth 






m. Oct., 1795, Thomas Ellis, of Musquodoboit. 




Issue: ELLIS 




AG III 2 daughters 



Letitia 



Robert 



John 



Alexander 



b. 1772, Colchester County, N. S.; d. May 26, 1835. 

m. 1804, Charlies Blackie (b. 1783; d. Oct. 11, 1869), of 
Picton. [Their recorded ages indicate that Letitia was 
32 and her husband 21 at the time of their marriage]. 
They settled at Upper Stewiacke. 
Issue: BLACKIE 

AG III 5 daughters 

b. 1761, Donegal, Ireland; the eldest son. 

b. 1764, Donegal, Ireland; the second son. 

b. circa 1766, Donegal, Ireland; the youngest son. 



1. See Related Families, Robert Barnhill of Nova Scotia. 

2. Thomas Miller, First Settlers of Colchester County, N. S., p. 184. 



NOVA SCOTIA 



335 



Thomas (a twin) 



AG II ROBERT DEYARMOND (1761-?), Colchester County, Nova Scotia 

Robert Deyarmond, son of Alexander Deyarmond and Mary Barnhill, was born in 
County Donegal, Ireland, in 1761. In 1767, he was brought by his parents to Nova 
Scotia and reared on his father's place at Chiganois, Colchester County. After his 
marriage, he removed to Pembroke in Upper Stewiake. 1 

He married, about 1790, Nancy Wilson, daughter of Thomas Wilson of Masstown. 
Issue: DEYARMOND 1 
AG III Alexander (a twin) 

b. Feb. 10, 1792, Colchester County, N. S.; d. June 19, 1846. 
h. settled on what was part of his father's farm, where he 
pursued the occupation of blacksmith, r. Pembroke, Col- 
chester County, N. S. 
m. March 15, 1815, Mary Cotton (b. 1790; d. Aug. 13, 
1857), of Delbert River. 
Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG IV 3 sons 

3 daughters 

b. Feb. 10, 1792, Colchester County, N. S.; d. April 1, 1870. 
h. settled on part of his father's farm, and removed from 

there to a part of the Archibald Gammel farm, where 

he died, 
m. Jan. 1, 1813, Nancy Cotton. 

Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG IV 4 sons 

3 daughters 

b. Aug. 1793; d. Mar. 16, 1850, when lost in the woods. 

b. Mar. 18, 1795; d. Oct. 1860. 

m. Jan. 1816, Edward Hughes (d. 1856) , and removed to 
Halifax. 
Issue: HUGHES 
AG IV 3 sons 

4 daughters 

b. Mar. 8, 1798. 

m. Feb. 28, 1822, Jane Stark (b. 1797; d. Sept. 28, 1865), 
and settled on part of his father's farm. 
Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG IV 5 sons 

3 daughters 

b. Jan. 1, 1800; d. Dec. 11, 1861. 

m. Feb. 5, 1823, Rebecca Deyarmond (b. Mar. 13, 1798; 
d. Apr. 14, 1866) , daughter of John Deyarmond (q.v.) 
and Elizabeth Wilson, his double first cousin. 

h. he inherited a large part of his father's farm. 
Issue: DEYARMOND 



Robert 



Mary 



Joseph 



John 



336 



Samuel 



Sarah 



John 



Charles 



Rebecca 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG IV 5 sons 

2 daughters 

b. Nov. 6, 1801. 

m. Feb. 17, 1829, Susan Baird, daughter of John and 

Isabell Baird. 
h. he settled on part of his father's farm in Pembroke. 

Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG IV 4 sons 

3 daughters 

b. Mar. 11, 1804. 

m. June 12, 1829, John Proven. 

Issue: PROVEN 
AG IV 4 sons 

3 daughters 

b. Dec. 1805; h. left home in 1827, and was never heard 
from again. 

b. 1807; d. Jan. 1870. 

h. removed to Prince Edward Island before his marriage, 

and later to New Brunswick, 
m. 1840, Mrs. Simpson (d. Jan. 1869) , a widow. 

Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG IV 1 daughter 

b. 1809. 

ki. Dec. 1831, John Graham. 



1. Thomas Miller, First Settlers of Colchester County, N. S. 

AG II JOHN DEYARMOND (1764-1850), Colchester County, Nova Scotia 

John Deyarmond, 1 son of Alexander Deyarmond and Mary Barnhill, was born at 
Donegal, Ireland, in 1764. He was brought to Nova Scotia by his parents in 1767, at 
the age of 3 years. He grew up on his father's farm in Chiganois, Colchester County, 
which he inherited at his father's death. He died, November 17, 1850. 

He married, about 1793, Elizabeth Wilson (b. 1769; d. Aug. 23, 1860). She was 
perhaps a daughter of Thomas Wilson of Masstown. 

Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG III Mary 

b. Mar. 10, 1794, Colchester County, N. S. 
m. Oct. 23, 1818, William McDermond (b. 1793; d. Apr. 
5, 1871), of Delbert River. 
Issue: McDERMOND 
AG IV several sons 

several daughters 



Alexander 



b. Dec. 18, 1795, Colchester County, N. S. 
m. first, Feb. 1, 1825, Isabell Dickson (d. Nov. 30, 1843), 
daughter of John & Mary Dickson of Onslow Mtn. 



NOVA SCOTIA 



337 



Rebecca 



Jane 



Letitia 



Thomas 



Elizabeth 



Sarah 



John 



Nancy 



m. second, June 30, 1846, Ruth Morrison (d. Nov. 1, 184-) 

of Delbert. 
m. third, Oct. 14, 1861, Rachel Cotton, dau. James Cotton. 

Issue: DEYARMOND first marriage 
AG IV 1 son 

2 daughters 

b. Mar. 13, 1798; d. Apr. 14, 1866, Stewiake, N. S. 
m. Feb. 3, 1823, John Deyarmond (q.v.) , son of Robert 
Deyarmond and Nancy Wilson, her double first cousin. 

b. Nov. 1800. 

m. Feb. 15, 1825, Jasper Crowe. 

Issue: CROWE 
AG IV 2 sons 

4 daughters 

b. 1802. 

m. Nov. 1836, Charles Graham of Pembroke. 

Issue: GRAHAM 
AG IV 3 sons 

3 daughters 

b. May 13, 1806. 

m. Jan. 27, 1835, Mary Ann Wilson (d. Oct. 15, 1864), 
daughter of William H. Wilson and Jane McElkenny. 
Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG IV 1 son 

3 daughters 

b. May 14, 1809. 

m. Nov. 12, 1849, Thomas Baird of Onslow Mtn. 

Issue: BAIRD 
AG IV 2 daughters 

b. 1811. 

m. Oct. 14, 1841, John Graham of Picton. 

Issue: GRAHAM 
AG IV 3 sons 

3 daughters 

b. Sept. 2, 1816. 

m. Nov. 2, 1843, Isabel Flemming, daughter of Alexander 

Flemming of Folly Mtn, and Jane Fletcher, 
h. he inherited his father's homestead, the same farm that 

was settled and held by his greatgrandfather, Robert 

Barnhill. 

b. 1814. 

m. Aug. 2, 1847, William Ray of Picton. 



338 



Margaret 



Susan 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Issue: RAY 
AG IV 3 daughters 

b. Feb. 28, 1819. 

m. Jan. 7, 1864, Wilson Staples. 

b. May 1821. 

m. 1845, Robert Young o£ Picton. 

Issue: YOUNG 
AG IV 1 son 

3 daughters 



1. Thomas Miller, First Settlers of Colchester County, N. S. 

AG II ALEXANDER DEYARMOND (1766-?), Colchester County, Nova Scotia 

Alexander Deyarmond, son of Alexander Deyarmond and Mary Barnhill, was born 
in Donegal, Ireland, about 1766, and brought as an infant, by his parents, to Nova 
Scotia, where he grew to manhood. He lived for sometime on the former farm of Daniel 
Chisolm, at Delbert, Londonderry. About 1820, the family removed to Michigan, U.S.A.* 
He married Mary Fletcher, daughter of Thomas Fletcher of Masstown. 
Issue: DEYARMOND 
AG III 4 sons 

5 daughters 



1. Thomas Miller, First Settlers of Colchester County, N. S. 



LINE J 
American descendants 

of 

HUGH DEYARMONT 

of 

County Down, Ireland 



Joseph, Alexander, Hugh, and David, presumably sons of Hugh Deyarmont of 
County Down, emigrated to America about 1785, and settled first in Pennsylvania. 
They made their homes in different counties, and David settled in Ohio. As early as 
1875, their families appear to have almost lost the knowledge of the relationship between 
them, and it is only through modern accessibility to old records that we re-establish the 
fact that they were brothers. 

Whether other sons of Hugh Deyarmont came to America cannot be determined 
since no clear records of his family have been located. 



339 



LINE J-l 

JOSEPH DEYARMON 

of 

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



341 



342 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I JOSEPH DEYARMON (1756-1824), Dauphin County, Penna. 

Joseph Deyarmon, probably a son of Hugh Deyarmont of County Down, Ireland, 
was born in Ireland, January 8, 1756. He was first listed in Hamilton township, Franklin 
County, Pennsylvania, in 1789, for tax purposes, with taxables consisting of 2 horses, 
3 cows. 1 The 1790 U. S. census, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, for the district which 
included Hamilton, Fannet, Letterkenny, Montgomery and Peters townships, listed 
him with 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 3 women. 2 In 1791, he was again listed with 
taxables consisting of 2 horses, 2 cows, in Hamilton township, Franklin County.* 

Before 1800, he removed to Dauphin County, and was listed in the 1800 census for 
Londonderry township, and again in 1810 in the same township. 4 He was also recorded 
as living at Palmerstown [now Palmyra], Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, near the 
Dauphin County line, at the time of the marriage of his daughter, Elizabeth, in 1806. 6 
He was again recorded as residing in Palmerstown in 1812." A document in the possession 
of Miss Jessie E. Pocock of Medina, Ohio, in 1933, is an original agreement entered 
into between Joseph Deyarmon and his son, Dr. Joseph C. Deyarmon, signed by both, 
and Susanna and Mary S. Deyarman, under the terms of which Dr. Joseph C. Deyarmon 
purchased 125 acres of land in Halifax township, Dauphin County, from his father, on 
November 3, 1814, for $1500, $750 payable "May next" and S100 yearly on the first of 
each April until the full amount was paid. The two families were to live together as 
they had in the past, for six years from that date, or longer if either parent survived. 
According to a survey of Joseph's plat, there was left after this sale, 22 acres, 3 rods and 
26 perches. Joseph must have lived for a few years in Palmerstown but retaining his 
farm in Dauphin County, to which he returned after 1812. He lived for 10 years after 
entering into the agreement with his son, and died, December 2, 1824. 

He married, January 29, 1787, Susanna Chapman (b. Dec. 25, 1755), daughter of 
John Chapman and Mary Twining. 
Issue: DEYARMON 
AG II Elizabeth Fraso 

b. Oct. 26, 1787, Franklin County, Penna. 
m. Oct. 10, 1806, Christian Spayd 5 (b. Aug. 16, 1773; d. 
Aug. 29, 1841), son of John Spayd 7 (b. 1764; d. Oct. 13, 
1822, Reading, Penna.) and Catherine Hiester, daughter 
of Governor Hiester. He was a merchant at Middletown. 
Issue: SPAYD 
AG III Mary 





m. at age of 50, Martin Peck, 


T"*1 * 1_ A 


of Middletown. 


Elizabeth 


m. — Shannon. 


Joseph 






m. a Philadelphia woman. 


George 






m. in Harrisburg, Penna. 


Christian 





m. first, — Pointer, 
m. second, — Ward. 



Abraham Chapman 
Dr. Joseph Chapman 



b. July 5, 1789; d. as a young man. 
b. June 20, 1795. 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 343 

Mary Sawyer 

b. July 27, 1797; d. Feb. 13, 1860, Ashland, Ohio, 
m. April 19, 1819, Harrisburg, Penna., John Webster 
Stubbs (b. Feb. 24, 1797; d. Feb. 17, 1860), son o£ 
Thomas Stubbs and Sarah Webster. 
Issue: STUBBS incomplete 
AG III Joseph Deyarmon 

b. 1820. 

m. Mary Jane Gray. 

Issue: STUBBS 
AG IV John Christian 
Spayd, b. 1847; m. Mary 
Rebecca Patterson. 
Issue: STUBBS 
AG V Mary Spayd. 8 



1. Pennsylvania Archives. 

2. 1790 U. S. census, Franklin County, Penna. Joseph Dearman with 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 
3 women. 

3. Pennsylvania Archives. 

4. 1800 U. S. census, Dauphin County, Penna., for Londonderry twsp. Joseph Dearmond with 1 male 
over 45; 1 male, 16-26; 1 male, 10-16; 1 male under 10; 2 females over 45; 1 female, 26-45; 2 females, 
10-16; 1 female under 10. 

1810 U. S. census, Dauphin County, Penna., for Londonderry twsp. Joseph Dearmond with 1 male 
over 45; 1 male, 26-45; 1 male, 10-16; 1 female over 45; 1 female, 16-26; 1 female under 10. 

5. Egle's Notes ir Queries, Vol. I, p. 200. "On Thursday, Oct. 10, 1806, Christian Spayd, Merchant of 
Middletown and Miss Betsey Deyermond, daughter of Joseph Deyermond, Esq. of Palmerstown 
[were married]." 

Ibid., Vol. II, p. 495. 

6. Egle, Pennsylvania Genealogies, p. 514. 

7. Original spelling of the name was 'Spath'. 

8. Mary Spayd m. Dr. Morton R. Gibbons; r. San Francisco, Calif. 



344 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG II DR. JOSEPH CHAPMAN DEYARMON (1795-1851), Wooster, Ohio 

Dr. Joseph Chapman Deyarmon, son of Joseph Deyarmon and Susanna Chapman, 
was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1795. He grew to manhood on 
his father's farm, and obtained his education from nearby institutions. At the age of 
19, soon after his marriage, he purchased his father's farm with the agreement that he 
and his wife would continue to live with his father and mother as long as his parents 
lived. His father died in 1824, and in 1828, Dr. Joseph moved to Wooster, Ohio. He 
received a testimonial from the physicians of Harrisburg praising his character and skill 
as a physician, 1 and in 1830 secured from the medical society for the 23rd district of 
Ohio, a license to practice medicine and surgery in Ohio. 2 He later moved to Louden- 
ville, Ohio, and finally to Ashland. He died, February 2, 1850. 

He married at the age of 19, Phebe Stubbs (b. Aug. 31, 1793; d. Feb. 2, 1850), 
daughter of Thomas Stubbs and Sarah Webster. His sister, Mary Sawyer, married his 
wife's brother, John Webster Stubbs. 

Issue: DEYARMON 
AG III Susan Chapman 

b. Apr. 30, 1815, Dauphin County, Penna.; d. Apr. 17, 

1857, Mt. Carmel, 111. 
m. Nov. 27, 1834, Isaac Ogden. 
Issue: OGDEN Incomplete 
AG IV Mary 



Dr. John Stubbs 

Sarah Webster 

Christian Spayd 
Elizabeth Spayd 
Mary Elizabeth 

Joseph Lybrand 



b. July 16, 1816; d. May 28, 1847. 

h. graduate, Univ. of Penna., receiving his last lectures as 
he lay on a couch, dying of tuberculosis. 3 



b. Aug. 5, 1818, Dauphin County, Penna. 

1903. 
m. Dec. 1840, Dr. Henry Peters. 



d. Nov. 16, 



Phebe 



b. Nov. 3, 1820, Dauphin County, Penna. 

b. Apr. 10, 1822, Dauphin County, Penna.; d. June 29, 1823. 

b. Feb. 27, 1824, Dauphin County, Penna.; d. Feb. 9, 1854, 

Shreve, Ohio, 
m. June 27, 1843, Edwin Oldroyd. 

b. Mar. 5, 1826, Middletown, Penna.; d. single, May 3, 
1905, Lakeville, Ohio; g. Wooster, Ohio. 

h. a gentleman farmer, postmaster, owner of general store, 
and dealer in grain, seeds and wool. Maintained a 
stable of fast horses, and built a brick home with bath- 
rooms, gas lights, central furnace heat, and a primitive 
telephone line connected with his store a mile away; all 
this in 1876 and 1877. His niece, Mary Ogden, daughter 
of his sister, Susan Chapman, was his housekeeper. 

b. Jan. 29, 1829; d. Feb. 1, 1829. 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 345 

Phebe Caroline 

b. June 14, 1831, Wooster, Ohio; d. May 3, 1858. 

m. William Soper. 
Elmira Shannon 

b. Feb. 5, 1834, Wooster, Ohio; d. June 11, 1835. 



1. Miss Jessie E. Pocock, Medina, Ohio, has an original document which reads: "The subscribers, 
physicians of the borough of Harrisburg, certify that we have been acquainted with Dr. Dearmond 
for several years during which period he sustains an unexceptional [sic] character for morality and 
integrity. And as a practitioner of medicine, he prosecuted his profession with a fidelity and success, 
and as such we consider him entitled to public confidence." Signed by James Roberts, L. Reily, at 
Harrisburg, Penna., on March 14, 1829. 

2. Miss Pocock supra also has the original of the following document: "To All To Whom These 
Presents May Come: Know Ye, that I, Kezekiah Bissel, President of the 23rd District Society, in 
pursuance of the powers vested in me, do hereby license Dr. Joseph C. Deyarmon to practice physic, 
Surgery, etc., in the bounds of the State of Ohio. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, 
and annexed the seal of said Society at Jeromeville, the 25th day of May in the year of our Lord, 
1830. [Signed] H. Bissell, President, James Cunningham, M. D. Sec'y." 

S. Miss Pocock supra has in her possession, his tuition and class certificate. 



346 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG III CHRISTIAN SPAYD DeARMOND (1820-1898), Loudenville, Ohio 

Christian Spayd DeArmond, son of Dr. Joseph Chapman Deyarmon and Phebe 
Stubbs, was born in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, November 3, 1820. He was taken 
to Ohio as a child by his parents, and grew to manhood at Wooster and later, Louden- 
ville. He became a cabinetmaker by trade and lived on a farm at the outskirts of 
Loudenville, in Ashland County. He later moved to town, and owned and operated a 
grain elevator, and was a dealer in grain, seeds and wool. He also owned and operated 
a planing mill. He served as mayor of Loudenville, was an ardent Republican, and a 
lifelong Methodist. As a boy, before the outbreak of the Civil War, he and his brothers 
helped operate the "underground railway", accompanying as guards the wagons appar- 
ently loaded with a jag of hay or bagged grain. His father's place at Millbrook, west of 
Wooster, was too public to use as a station on the underground, since patients were 
constantly coming and going, so a widow's home nearby was used, and the brothers did 
the transporting of the escaping slaves to the next point north of Wooster. He sent two 
substitutes to the Civil War, as he was a 'one lunger' and not eligible to serve. 1 

On February 11, 1841, letters of administration were issued to him for the Estate 
of Joseph Deyarmon, bond being given for $300, for the purpose of sale of real estate. 
This was undoubtedly the estate of his grandfather. 2 He died November 26, 1898, at 
Loudenville, and is buried there in a cemetery which he had beautified with avenues 
of maple trees. 

He married, March 28, 1844, Caroline Eliza Harris (b. Sept. 15, 1820; d. Apr. 26, 
1905), daughter of Asa Harris and Mary Houghton. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
AG IV Mary Alice 



John Delmar 



Joseph Asa 



b. Mar. 6, 1845; d. Sept. 27, 1864; g. Loudenville, Ohio, 
m. Mar. 28, 1864, Rev. Philip Reiser. 

b. June 14, 1847; d. Mar. 24, 1924; g. Loudenville, Ohio, 
h. a merchant in business with his uncle, Joseph Lybrand 
Deyarmon, at Lakeville, Ohio; later postmaster at 
Loudenville; merchant; and later town clerk; and super- 
intendent of water works and electric light plant, 
m. Sept. 14, 1880, Delia Theresa Yarnell (b. Jan. 23, 

1845) , daughter of David Yarnell. 
Issue: DeARMOND incomplete 
AG V Harry Christian 

b. Aug. 23, 1881; r. Mans- 
field, O. 
m. Nov. 28, 1907, Bessie 
Keller, dau. John Keller. 
Issue: DeARMOND 
AG VI John Keller, b. Jan. 
13, 1909; Joseph Christian, 
b. July 13, 1910. 

b. July 13, 1850; d. May 16, 1907; g. Los Angeles, Calif. 

h. a student of the poets, especially Shakespeare; a wood- 
carver and maker of woodcuts. Moved to California, 
and was employed by Southern Pacific Railway until 
his death. 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 
Zoe Clarissa 



347 



Jessie Elmira 



Kate Amelda 



b. Sept. 27, 1852; d. Nov. 1920. 

m. Oct. 17, 1871, Alfred Augustus Leopold (b. Mar. 16, 
1848; d. Jan. 20, 1907). 

b. Jan. 22, 1855. 

m. Nov. 25, 1886, Dr. Elijah Hughes Pocock (b. May 29, 

1856; d. Oct. 21, 1896). 
Issue: POCOCK 
AG V Jessie E. 

r. Medina, Ohio. 

b. April 16, 1861. 



1. Miss Jessie E. Pocock, Medina, Ohio. 

2. Dauphin County, Penna. Orphans Court, File 28, papers 1 and 2. Ref.: J239 & 278. 






LINE J-2 
ALEXANDER DEYARMON 

of 

Fayette County, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



M9 



350 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I ALEXANDER DEYARMON (1765-1852), Fayette County, Pennsylvania 

Alexander Deyarmon, probably a son of Hugh Deyarmont of County Down, Ireland, 
was bom at Cargy Gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, Ireland, in 1765, and came to 
America as a young man. The first record of him is found in a newspaper account of 
early American papermaking which stated that Alexander Deyarmon, a skilled paper- 
maker, was the chief vatman. The paper mill was located on Redstone Creek, Fayette 
County. 3 He did not appear in the 1800 census but is found in the 1810 census with 
his wife, stepchildren and his own eldest children. 1 

His farm in Jefferson township became known as "Clifton". This part of the family 
history is a contradiction of the census records which show him living in Washington 
township. Family records also say he died in 1852, but again census records are not in 
agreement as he disappears completely after the 1830 census. 

He married Jane (Russell) (b. 1765-1775; d. 1851), a widow. She had two sons by 
her first marriage: William Russell and Boyd Russell. 2 
Issue: DEYARMON 
AG II Elizabeth 



David 



Mary Anne 



Nancy Jane 



b. June 26, 1808. 

b. Mar. 16, 1810. 

b. 1810-1820. 

m. Paris Wagnor of Pennsylvania. 

b. 1810-1820; d. July 31, 1837. 
m. William Bradmon. 
Issue: BRADMON 
AG III John Alexander 



Esther Emily 



Louisa Matilda 



r. Ohio; later, Michigan. 



m 



1810-1820. 

Henry Cook of Pennsylvania. 



b. 1820-1825. 

m. Shernick Jorden of Pennsylvania. 

Issue: JORDEN 
AG III William 



1. 1810 U. S. census, Fayette County, Penna., for Washington twsp. Alexander Dearmon with 1 male, 
26-45; 1 male, 10-16; 1 male under 10; 1 female, 26-45; I female, 10-16; 1 female under 10. 
1820 U. S. census, same location. Alexander Deyarmond with 1 male over 45; 1 male under 10; 1 
female over 45; 1 female, 10-16; 3 females under 10. 
1830 U. S. census, same location. Alexander Deyarmon with 1 male, 50-60; 2 males, 20-30; 1 female, 
50-60; 1 female, 15-20; 2 females, 10:15; 1 female, 5-10. Not found in Fayette County census after 
1830. 

2. Most of the material contained in this sketch except that obtained from federal census records was 
supplied by Mrs. Myrtle W. Deyarmon Johnston, 204 Broadway, Brownsville, Penna. She states that 
the Clifton Farm is now owned (1935) by her husband's uncle, George Blythe. 

3. Dard Hunter, Papermaking in Pioneer America (University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 
1952), p. 96: "It is inscribed in old county records that the first sheet of paper made in a Western 
Pennsylvania mill was formed by Polly Given, a comely young woman from Brownsville, a servant 
in the Sharpless household. The chief vatman was Alexander Deyarmon, a skilled papermaker, 
although locally regarded as an eccentric religious fanatic." The author quotes from Pittsburgh 
Gazette of June 24, 1797, "This Paper is Made in the Western Country. It is with great pleasure 
we present to the public the Pittsburgh Gazette printed on paper made by Messrs. Jackson and 
Sharpless, on Redstone Creek, Fayette County . . ." 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 



351 



AG II ELIZABETH DEYARMON (1808-1871), Unionport, Ohio 

Elizabeth Deyarmon, 1 daughter of Alexander and Jane Deyarmon, was born near 
Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, June 26, 1808. She died, October 18, 1871, 
at Unionport, Ohio, where she was buried. 

She married William Rittenhouse (b. 1803; d. Sept. 1, 1869, Unionport, Ohio; g. 
Unionport) of Fayette County, Pennsylvania. 

Issue: RITTENHOUSE 
AG III Alexander 



William 



Susan 



Elizabeth Alice 



John Bartley 



J. Hartzel 
James 
Thomas W. 
David D. 
Mary Jane 
William Hayden 



b. 1830. 

b. 1831. 

m. Kathryn Davis. 

b. April 27, 1837. 
m. — Tipton. 

b. June 21, 1842. 
m. Dr. B. H. Fisher. 

b. Jan. 6, 1845. 

Issue: RITTENHOUSE 
AG IV Ernest T. 



r. 1935, Bloomingdale, Ohio, 
m. Nina Guy Richerson. 



1. The material for this sketch supplied by Mrs. Ernest T. Rittenhouse, Route No. 2, Bloomingdale, 
Ohio, in 1935. 



AG II DAVID DEYARMON (1810-1880), Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

David Deyarmon, son of Alexander and Jane Deyarmon, was born in Fayette County, 
Pennsylvania, March 16, 1810. He was a farmer, and owned a farm in Fayette County 
called Pleasant Hill, which was across the road from his father's farm, Clifton. He spent 
his entire life on his farm, and died in 1880. 

He married, December 5, 1833, Isabella Burton (b. Nov. 8, 1814), whose mother 
was Miss Mason of Pennsylvania who came from England with her parents. 

Issue: DEYARMON 1 
AG III Mary Jane 

b. Sept. 24, 1835; d. 1875. 

m. Nov. 1, 1857, George Hazen of Pennsylvania; a farmer. 



Issue: 
AG IV 



HAZEN 
Dora 



m. — Rittenhouse; r. Smock, 
Penna. 



352 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Lizzie 



Belle 



Abraham 



m. — Jones of Star Junction, 
Penna. 

d. 1933, 2 months after the 
death of her husband. 

m. first, and divorced. 

m. second, James Allen (d. 
1933) of Brownsville, 
Penna. 

h. deceased. 



Esther Emily 



b. Nov. 27, 1837; d. 1914. 

m. 1862, J. Sorel of Wolf, Penna. 

Issue: SOREL 
AG IV Belle 

William 
Isabinda Elizabeth 

b. June 17, 1840; d. 1841. 
Isabella Elizabeth 

b. Jan. 15, 1843; d. 1843. 
Louisa Matilda 

b. Apr. 20, 1845; d. 1851. 
Thomas Alexander Robb 

b. Nov. 5, 1847; d. 1923. 

h. a dentist and druggist in younger years; later in real 

estate business. 
m. Bell Fairchild of Dawson, Penna. 
Issue: none. 

Isabinda Elizabeth II 

b. Feb. 9, 1850; d. 1922. 
m. Joseph W. Miller, a farmer. 
Issue: MILLER 



AG IV Elta 



Nevada 



Catherine Matilda 



m. Alfred Chalfont. 
Issue: CHALFONT 
AG V 1 son, 1 daughter. 

m. Richard Chalfont, a 
brother of Alfred Chalfont. 
Issue: CHALFONT 
AG V 1 son, 1 daughter. 



b. Sept. 17, 1852. 

h. living, July 21, 1934, but confined to a wheelchair from 
a broken hip sustained in 1933; the last [living] of 
David's children, r. Pitts Road, Route No. 4, Union- 
town, Penna. 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 



353 



m. Joseph Cunningham, a farmer; deceased sometime 
prior to 1934. 
Issue: CUNNINGHAM 
AG IV Clyde 



Hugh Hunter 
Orland D. 

Ethel 

Mary 

Daisy 

Martha 

David 



David Herbert Gray 



b. July 22, 1856. 



h. living with his mother. 



h. all married and living in 
or near Uniontown or New 
Salem, Penna. 



1. Information contained in this sketch supplied by Mrs. Myrtle W. Deyarmon Johnston, 204 BiDadway, 
Brownsville, Penna. 



354 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG III DAVID HERBERT GRAY DEYARMON (1856-1920), Uniontown, Penna. 

David Herbert Gray Deyarmon, son of David Deyarmon and Isabella Burton, was 
born on his father's farm, Pleasant Hill, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. At his father's 
death, he inherited the home place and lived out his life there as a farmer. He was 
also justice of the peace for a number of years. He died, January 12, 1920. 

He married in 1881, Sarah R. Cook (b. 1861) of Pennsylvania. After the death of 
her son, William Cook, she made her home with her daughter, Myrtle Wood, in Browns- 
ville, Pennsylvania. 

Issue: DEYARMON 
AG IV Myrtle Wood 

b. 1882; r. 204 Broadway, Brownsville, Penna. 
m. 1903, Louis E. Johnston (b. 1881) , a locomotive engi- 
neer. 

b. 1883. 

h. bookkeeper, Brownsville, Water Company. 

m. 1917, Edna May Fadely, a school teacher. 

b. 1885; d. 1918. 

m. 1916, Alva Jacob Wolf, a carpenter. 

b. 1887; d. 1929; a farmer, 
m. 1924, Jane Elnor Wells, a school teacher. 
Issue: DEYARMON 
AG V Ada Bell 

b. 1925. 

b. 1889; a locomotive engineer. 
m. 1919, Margaret Eleanor Reed, a school teacher. 
Issue: DEYARMON 
AG V Mary Lee 

b. 1924. 

b. 1891. 

m. 1916, Robert Coen Baughman, a mine foreman. 
Issue: 
AG V 



Thomas Robert 



Jessie Benton 



William Cook 



David Edwin 



Bertha May 



BAUGHMAN 

Beverly Agnes 

William Deyarmon 
Edith Clair 
Tessie Marie 



b. 1917. 



b. 1918; d. 1920. 



b. 1920. 



b. 1924. 



LINE J-3 

HUGH DEYARMON 

of 

Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

and 

descendants 



355 



356 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I HUGH DEYARMON, SR. (1766-1811), Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

Hugh Deyarmon, senior, probably a son of Hugh Deyarmont of County Down, Ire- 
land, was born at Cargy Gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, Ireland, about 1766. 
He came to America as a young man and is first found in the list of "free and ablebodied 
males between the ages of 18 and 45 inhabiting within the bounds of the 5th Battalion 
of Cumberland County [Penna.] militia", list being dated February 4, 1793. 1 He is sup- 
posed to have settled in Fayette County about 1800 2 but no census record of him in 
1800 has been found. Where he spent the intervening years cannot be learned. Appar- 
ently, he settled, cleared and farmed, the land where he made his home. 

According to Grover R. Deyarmon (q.v.) of Old, Iowa, he was killed at the age of 
45 by a fall from a horse. Since his youngest child was born in 1811 and his widow's 
first child by her second marriage was born in 1813, we assume his death must have 
occurred about 1811. 

He married Elizabeth Spratt (b. 1776, Ireland), who, according to family tradition, 
came to America on the same boat with Hugh and married him soon after. Within two 
years after her husband's death, Elizabeth remarried. 8 In 1850, Elizabeth was living in 
the household of her son, Alexander Deyarmon (q.v.) , and apparently again a widow.* 
The date of her death has not been determined. 
Issue: DEYARMON 
AG II Isabelle (Ibby) 

b. Feb. 16, 1798; r. 2 miles from West Carlisle, Coshockton 

County, Ohio. 5 
m. John Bryan. 

Issue: BRYAN uncertain 
AG III ?Hugh 

b. Mar. 1, 1800. 

b. Oct. 27, 1802. 

b. July 1, 1805. 

h. may have died as a child since he is unaccounted for in 
the 1810 census. 

b. May 16, 1807. 

m. Matthew Shanks; r. West Carlisle.. Ohio. 8 

b. April 1, 1809; r. Fayette County, Penna. 8 

m. Solomon Franks. 

h. was a teacher in Jefferson township and boarded with 
David Deyarmon (q.v.) when his son, David Herbert 
Gray Deyarmon (q.v.) was a young man.* 



D. Benjamin 



Alexander 



Melberd 



Matilda 



Juliet (or Julia) 



Hugh, Jr. 



b. Jan. 22, 1811. 



1. Pennsylvania Archives, Series VI, Vol. 5, p. 208. 

2. Gresham, Biographical ir Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County, Pa., 1889. 

3. Elizabeth Spratt Deyarmon married second, about 1812, a member of the McCormick family; a 
study of the following census records indicates he may have been Charles McCormick. Family papers 
list the following issue from this marriage: Sarah Oliphant, b. Feb. 28, 1813; Mary, b. Dec. 30, 1816; 
John, b. Feb. 26, 1818. 

1810 U. S. census, Fayette County, Penna., for Menallen twsp. Charles McCormack with 1 male, 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 357 

26-45; 2 males under 10; 1 female over 45; 1 female, 16-26. [The female over 45 was perhaps his 
mother and the other female, 16-26, perhaps his first wife.] 

1820 U. S. census, same location. Charles McCormick with 1 male over 45; 1 male, 10-16; 2 males 
under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 10-16; 2 females under 10. [Here, apparently, is Charles' 
family and that of Elizabeth by her first marriage, combined.] 

1830 U. S. census, same location. Charles McCormick with 1 male, 50-60; 2 males, 20-30; 1 male, 
15-20; 1 male, 10-15; 1 male, 5-10; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 40-50; 1 female, 10-15; 2 females, 
5-10; 1 female under 5. [Here, apparently, is part of Charles' first marriage, Elizabeth's first mar- 
riage, and children of their union.] 

1840 U. S. census, same location. Margaret McCormick with 1 male, 20-30; 1 male, 15-20; 1 female, 
50-60; 1 female, 10-15. [Here we find Margaret, a widow; we must assume that we are dealing 
with Margaret Elizabeth Spratt in order to sustain our premise; her second husband deceased, and 
living at home with her, perhaps: Hugh Deyarmon, Jr., John McCormick, and one of her McCormick 
daughters.] 

4. See Alexander Deyarmon, footnote 5. 

5. See Appendix, Dr. Joseph Chapman Deyarmon's papers. 

6. Courtesy, Mrs. Myrtle W. Deyarmon Johnston, 204 Broadway, Brownsville, Penna. 



358 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG II D. BENJAMIN DeuARMON (1800-1837), Huntsville, Alabama 

D. Benjamin DeuArmon, son of Hugh Deyarmon, Sr. of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 
and Isabella Spratt, was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1 March 1, 1800. He was 
reared on his father's farm, and continued to live there after his father's death, about 
1811, and his mother's remarriage. He left home, probably about 1820, and went to 
Knoxville, Tennessee, to study medicine. 2 Why he chose Knoxville, and whether he 
took, his studies at the University of Tennessee which did not then have a College of 
Medicine, cannot be learned. The enrollment records of the University of Tennessee 
for those early years have been lost. His presence in Knoxville has been established by 
the record of his appointment as administrator of the Estate of James Simpson in 1822." 

He is next found in the 1830 census for Madison County, Alabama, as Benjamin 
DeuArmand with 3 males, 20-30; 1 male, 15-20; indicating that he was a bachelor and 
that perhaps his younger brothers were living with him, although Alexander married 
before 1825 and records do not indicate that he ever left Pennsylvania. Hugh Hadden 
Deyarmon, Sr., recalled that he saw his Uncle Benjamin at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 
in 1835. Hugh Hadden was then 10 years of age and capable of remembering accurately. 
Apparently, Benjamin had returned to Pennsylvania on a visit. 1 Whether his wife 
accompanied him on this visit is not known. He died October 6, 1837, at Huntsville, 
Alabama. 

He married about 1831, Emma J. - (b. April 20, 1811, N. C; d. Apr. 18, 1850, 
Madison County, Ala.) .* After the death of her husband, she remained a widow for 
a few years. 6 She was not listed in the 1840 census for Madison County but was there 
in 1843." In 1842, she joined the M. E. Church, and on July 16, 1844, she married 
William Lanford of Madison County. 4 
Issue: none. 



1. Letter written by H. H. Deyarmon to C. S. Deyarmon, dated April 30, 1878, says that his Uncle 
Benjamin was born at Uniontown, Penna., and he saw him there about 1835. See Alexander 
Deyarmon, footnote 2. 

2. D. A. Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska, said he was a grandson of Alexander Deyarmon and that Alex- 
ander's brother, Benjamin, went to Knoxville at an early date to study medicine, and later became 
an M. D. 

3. McClung Historical Collection, Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville, Tenn. 

4. Southern Advocate, Huntsville, Ala., May 1, 1850. "died in Madison County on 18th, Mrs. Emma 
J., wife of William Lanford. Born in North Carolina on April 20, 1811. In the year 1818 moved to 
this county. In 1831 or about that time, married to Dr. Duarmon of Madison County, where she 
resided a number of years. After his decease, she remained a widow for several years. In 1844 on 
16 July, she married William Lanford of this county. In 1842 joined the M. E. Church . . .". 

5. Madison County, Ala., Orphan's Court, Book 7, p. 126; Oct. 11, 1837. "Benjamin DeuArmon died 
intestate. Emma DeuArmon, the widow, relinquishes right to administer on estate and John R. B. 
Eldridge is appointed administrator. Securities, Edmund Irby, Eldred Rawlins, Wm. Baker. Ap- 
praisers, John G. Jordan, Jason L. Jordan, Wm. Scott, Jas. W. Allen." 

Ibid., p. 307. Alexander DeuArmon, one of the heirs, 12 Oct. 1838, of Benj. DeuArmon. 

6. Madison County, Ala. Deed Book S, p. 623; 16 Feb. 1843. Emma J. DeuArmon [conveyed] to 
Isham J. Fennell "my dower in land of Benjamin DeuArmon, deceased, in Section 29, Township 4, 

Range 1 West." Witnesses, J. A. Lanier, B. C. Lanier, Jason L. Jordon, J. P. 

AG II ALEXANDER DEYARMON (1802-al877), Uniontown, Pennsylvania 

Alexander Deyarmon, Senior, son of Hugh Deyarmon, senior, and Isabelle Spratt, 
was born at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, October 27, 1802. He grew up on his father's 
farm, and lived his entire life there, following the pursuit of farming. Whether he 
purchased his brothers' interest in the farm or received it under their wills at their 
deaths has not been determined. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church for 
about 50 years and served many years as an elder. 1 He was still living on April 30, 1878. 2 

He married first, Phoebe Hadden (b. 1800-1810; d. bl840), by whom he had seven 
children. 1 



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He married second, Nancy Greenlee (b. 1812, Penna.) , by whom he had seven 
children. 1 

He married third, Martha Watt, daughter of Samuel Watt. No issue. 
Issue: DEYARMON first marriage— incomplete 
AG III Hugh Hadden, Sr. 

b. Feb. 27, 1825, Uniontown, Penna. 



Louisa Isobel 



b. circa 1826, Uniontown, Penna.; d. circa 1899; g. Gales- 
burg, 111. 
m. William Custer. 
Issue: CUSTER 
AG IV Hernon K. 

b. 1852, Galesburg, 111. 
Issue: CUSTER 
AG V Omer N. r. Galesburg, 
111. 

b. 1853, Galesburg, 111. 



Oliver 



Matilda Ann 



b. 1828, Uniontown, Penna.; d. 1900; g. Pringbar, Iowa, 
m. Henry Smith (b. 1827; d. 1914) . 

Issue: SMITH 
AG IV Hugh Orlando 

Daniel Alexander 

Marian Sylvenus 

John Deyarmon 



b. 1853; living, Oct. 20, 1937. 

b. 1856; living, Aug. 14, 1937. 

b. 1859; d. 1933. 

b. 1868; d. 1933. 



Mary Jane 



b. 1832, Uniontown, Penna.; d. 1856-1857; g. Smithfield, 

Penna. 
m. Jeremiah Burchinal. 
Issue: BURCHINAL 
AG IV Hugh Alvin 

b. 1856; last heard of at 
Uniontown, Penna. 



2 others who died in infancy. 
Issue: DEYARMON second marriage 5 
AG III William G. s 

b. a!850, Uniontown, Penna. 
Alexander, Jr. 

b. after 1850, Uniontown, Penna. 
Robert G. [Greenlee?] 

b. 1840; d. Elk Falls, Kansas 
m. — Folk. 

Issue: DEYARMON 4 
AG IV Ewing Bell 

b. 1883. 



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Julia May 



b. 1885. 



John Kennedy 



Ewing Brownfield 



Julia Brownfield 



b. 1843; d. 1863-1864, single. 

h. served 6 months with Union forces during Civil War; 

became ill at Cumberland, and was mustered out of 

service. 

b. 1845, Uniontown, Penna.; d. single, Eau Claire, Wis.; 

g. same, 
h. served with Union forces during Civil War; captured 

by Mosby, and held prisoner at Andersonville for 6 

months. 

b. 1847, Uniontown, Penna. 
m. Wales Willard. 

Issue: WILLARD 
AG IV Jessie 



b. cl878; r. Eau Claire, Wis. 



Frances (or Fannie) * 



b. 1837, Uniontown, Penna.; d. cl912, Winfield, Iowa, 
m. William Smiley. 

Issue: SMILEY 
AG IV Cora 



Julia 



b. 1870-1872, Winfield, Iowa; 
living, Oct. 20, 1937. 

b. 1875; r. Washington, Iowa; 

living, Oct. 20, 1937. 
m. — Crail. 



1. Gresham, Biographical & Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County, Pa., 1889. 

2. Letter written by Hugh Hadden Deyarmon, Sr. to Christian Spayd Deyarmon, Loudenville, Ohio, 
dated April 30, 1878: 

"Dear Sir: I received yours of the 22nd inst. and take this time to reply. I am sure from your 
letter that we are of the same family. My father's name was Alexander and he is brother to the D. 
Benjamin you speak of. Their father was Hugh and he settled near Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., 
about 1800. My father Alexander was born there, 1801. I was born there 1825 and recollect of 
seeing Benjamin there sometime about 1835. H died soon after at Huntsville, Ala. I also recollect 
hearing my father talking of his uncle living in the eastern part of the state. [This undoubtedly 
refers to Joseph Deyarmon of Dauphin County, Penna.] My father is still living near Uniontown, 
Pa., on the same farm he was born on; he is now in his 78th year. I have been living in the state 
of Wisconsin for about 25 years, have been in Florida about 3 years. By chance got in conversation 
with your Mr. Grabill and gave him one of our circulars, telling him I thought we were of the 
same stock, as I had never heard of but two families of our name in the U. S. Hoping to hear 
from you again soon and more at length, I am . . ." 

3. Author's notes record the marriage of William Henry Deyarmon, son of Alexander Deyarmon to 
Elsa Deyarmon of Wellsburg, Pa., daughter of David Deyarmon. She is not accredited to either 
David Deyarmon of Fayette County, Penna. or David DeYarmon of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. 

4. D. A. Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska, says he last saw these children at Cimarron City, Okla. 

5. 1830 U. S. census, Fayette County, Penna., for George twsp. Alexander Dearman with 1 male, 20-30; 
1 male under 5; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 5-10; 2 females, under 5. 

1840 U. S. census, same location. Alexander Dearmon with 1 male, 30-40; I male, 10-15; 1 female, 
20-30; 1 female, 5-10. 

1850 U. S. census, same location; p. 76, r. 416. Alexander Derrymorm, age 48, b. Penna., farmer, 
R.E. $7000.; Nancy, age 38, b. Penna.; Anne, age 21, b Penna.; Mary J., age 18, b. Penna.; Robert, 
age 10, b. Penna.; John, age 7, b. Penna.; Ewing, age 5, b. Penna.; Julia, age 3, b. Penna.; Isabelle, 
age 74, b. Ireland. Census taken, Sept. 2. 

6. Not listed in the 1850 census. 



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AG II HUGH DEYARMON, JR. (1811-1863), Uniontown, Penna. 

Hugh Deyarmon, Jr., son of Hugh Deyarmon, Sr. and Isabelle Spratt, was born at 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, January 22, 1811. Apparently, he was a farmer, and lived out 
his life in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died, May 6, 1863. 

He married first, [?Mary] McCormick (b. 1810-1820; d. 1845-1848) . 
He married second, Isabelle Stuart Kyle (d. 1905). 
Issue: DEYARMON first marriage 1 
AG III Margaret Isabelle 

b. Feb. 7, 1837, Uniontown, Penna. 



Eliza Jane 

William Charles 

Mary Elizabeth 

b. April 5, 1845, Uniontown, Penna. 
DEYARMON second marriage 1 



b. July 8, 1840, Uniontown, Penna. 
b. July 8, 1843, Uniontown, Penna. 



Issue 
AG III Elizabeth Ann 

Mary Caroline 

Jacob Hugh 



Benjamin Alexander 
Catherine Elvira 

John Henry 
James Albert 



b. Dec. 11, 1848, Uniontown, Penna. 

b. Nov. 2, 1850, Uniontown, Penna. 

b. July 1, 1853; deceased prior to 1937. 

Issue: DEYARMON 
AG IV GroverR. 

r. Olds, Iowa. 

b. Aug. 31, 1855, Uniontown, Penna. 

b. Dec. 26, 1857; living 1935. 

m. William Hogsett; r. Republic, Penna. 



b. Jan. 6, 1860. 



b. Mar. 22, 1862. 
m. Mary E. — . 

Issue: DEYARMON 
AG IV 6 children 



1. 1840 U. S. census, Fayette County, Penna., for Menallen twsp. Hugh Deyarman with 1 male, 30-40; 
1 female, 20-30; 2 females under 5. Also listed in same township was Margaret McCormick, a widow, 
perhaps his mother. If this assumption is correct, then we must accept the premise that her name 
was Margaret Isabelle. 

1850 U. S. census, Fayette County, Penna., for George twsp; p. 67, r. 283. Hugh Derrymorm, age 
40, b. Penna., farmer, R.E. 52400.; Isabella, age 25, b. Penna.; Margaret, age 13, b. Penna.; Eliza 
J., age 10, b. Penna.; William C, age 6, b. Penna.; Elizabeth, age 1, b. Penna.; John A. Davis, 
age 23, b. Va., a laborer. 



362 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG III HUGH HADDEN DEYARMON, SR. (1825-1894), Orange City, Fla. 

Hugh Hadden Deyarmon, Sr., son of Alexander Deyarmon and Phoebe Hadden, 
was born at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1825. 1 He left home about 1850 and 
lived at Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for about 25 years, then moved to Florida, 2 and was a 
pioneer of Orange City, where he built the first house in 1875.* None of the records 
indicate the nature of his business, but we are indebted to him for the letter written 
in 1878 to his cousin about his family. Without this letter, now 75 years old, it would 
have been impossible to reconstruct this family. He died, July 16, 1894, Orange City, 
Florida, and is buried there. 

He married Sofia Mason Clark (b. 1830, Troy, N. Y.; d. May 3, 1897, Orange City, 
Fla.) , probably after he settled in Wisconsin. 

Issue: DEYARMON 
AG IV Isabel 

b. Aug. 31, 1861, Eau Claire, Wis.; r. New York Avenue, 

DeLand, Fla. 
m. 1884, Edward Coulter. 
Issue: COULTER 
AG V Marian Esther 

b. Aug. 23, 1886. 

m. Samuel Z. Douglass. 



Elizabeth 



b. Aug. 4, 1888. 
m. E. L. Mickle. 



Hugh Hadden, Jr. 



b. Oct. 25, 1869, Eau Claire, Wis.; d. Feb. 25, 1936, Miami, 
Fla. 

h. U. S. Collector of Internal Revenue, Daytona Beach, 
Fla.; later, bookkeeper for a dredging company, Miami, 
Fla. 

m. July 5, 1899, Key West, Fla., Kathlyn Agnes Delaney 
(b. Sept. 2, 1869, London, England) , daughter of Wil- 
liam Delaney. r. Okeechobee, Fla. (Feb. 7, 1938). 
Issue: none. 
Mattie (a twin whose twin sister died young) 

b. circa 1870, Eau Claire, Wis.; d. Mar. 25, 1935; g. Orange 
City, Fla. 

m. John J. Stillman. 
Issue: STILLMAN 

AG V Hugh Deyarmon 



Jack 



r. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 



r. Mt. Dora, Fla. 



1. His gravestone gives his birth as Feb. 27, 1831, but by his own statement he was born in 1825. See 
Alexander Deyarmon, footnote 2. Presuming that his family may have been correct about the day 
and month, we arrive at "Feb. 27, 1825." 

2. See Alexander Deyarmon, footnote 2. 

3. Courtesy, Homer Smith, Washington, D. C. 

AG III ELIZA JANE DEYARMON (1840-1884), Shell Rock, Iowa 

Eliza Jane Deyarmon, daughter of Hugh Deyarmon, Jr. and ?Mary McCormick, was 






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born at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1840. She died, Feb. 13, 1884, and is buried 
at Shell Rock, Iowa. 

She married, May 24, 1863, Andrew Jackson Smith (b. Jan. 17, 1842; d. Dec. 11, 1926) . 
Issue: SMITH 1 
AG IV Charles Edgar 

b. June 20, 1865; d. May 15, 1892. 
Homer 

b. Nov. 16, 1867. 

h. retired government employee; r. Washington, D. C. 

(1952) . 
m. April 1, 1893, Lillian Loomer (b. Feb. 24, 1870; d. Mar. 
5, 1952) , daughter of Philip Loomer 2 and Lucretia Cass. 
Issue: SMITH 
AG V Cleo 

b. Aug. 29, 1895. 
m. Leland Stanford McCar- 
thy. 



Ruth Genevieve 



Homer Jackson 



b. May 16, 1898. 

m. Jules Feliz Addor. 

b. Jan. 18, 1902. 
m. Sylvia Carrigan. 



twins: 



Matthew Benton 
Daniel Walter 

Samuel Wallace 



b. Apr. 25, 1869; d. June 21, 1890. 
b. Aug. 22, 1873; d. July 19, 1874. 

b. Aug. 22, 1873; d. Nov. 15, 1873. 



1. Information for this sketch was supplied by Homer Smith, 606 Longfellow Street, N. W., Washington, 
D. C, in 1937. 

2. A gTeat great grandson of Philip Schmidt who came to America from Germany in 1749, and settled 
in what is now Washington County, Maryland; removed to Fayette County, Penna. in 1769, and 
later removed to Ohio. 



AG III WILLIAM CHARLES DEYARMON (1843-?), Uniontown, Penna. 

William Charles Deyarmon, son of Hugh Deyarmon, Jr. and ?Mary McCormick, was 
born at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, July 8, 1843. 

He married Amanda B. Nixon (b. Mar. 30, 1842, Penna.; d. Feb. 14, 1928, 254 N. 
Corondelet Street, Los Angeles, Calif; g. Inglewood c, Los Angeles), daughter of William 
Nixon (b. Penna.) and — Bailey (b. Penna.) .* 

Issue: DEYARMON 
AG IV Louise 

r. Los Angeles, Calif.; a spinster. 
Anna 

r. Seattle, Washington; married and divorced. 
Arthur 
Harry 

b. Oct. 2, 1873, Winfield, Iowa; d. Sept. 11, 1933, Fruita, 
Colo, 



364 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Jessie 

Eva 

Glenn 



h. cattleman and rancher at Fruita, Colo, 
m. May 3, — , Denver, Colo., Sarah Etta Adams (b. Sept. 
1, 1872, Kansas) , daughter of George L. Adams and 
Laura Wiswell. 
Issue: DEYARMON 
AG V Gladys Mary 

b. Mar. 16, 1898, Cedar 

Rapids, Iowa, 
m. Paul Starks. 

Issue: STARKS 
AG VI Rose Marie 

m. and had two daughters, Gwendolyn & Pauline. 

m. and had a son, Howard. 

h. now deceased; no issue. 



1. City of Los Angeles, Calif., Dept. of Vital Statistics. Death certificate records. 

AG HI BENJAMIN ALEXANDER DEYARMON (1855-1943), Vancouver, Wash. 

Benjamin Alexander Deyarmon, son of Hugh Deyarmon, Jr. and Isabella Stuart 
Kyle, was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, August 31, 1855. He lived for a time 
in Iowa, where he married, and later in O'Neill, Nebraska, where most of his children 
were born. In later years, he made his home at 1200 West 26th Street, Vancouver, 
Washington, where he died, November 17, 1943. 

He married, February 13, 1879, Winfield, Iowa, Eliza Jane (Lida) Chandlee (b. 
Aug. 21, 1861, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; d. Jan. 9, 1930), daughter of Casper Chandlee and 
Virginia Mount. 1 

Issue: DEYARMON 
AG IV Clyde Perle 

Bessie Belle 

Myrtle Virginia 

Hugh Chandlee 

Clara Elizabeth 

Harold William 

Eliza Mildred 



b. May 2, 1880; d. June 28, 1880, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

b. Aug. 7, 1882, O'Neill, Neb. 

b. July 4, 1884, O'Neill, Neb. 

b. July 20, 1891, O'Neill, Neb. 

b. July 9, 1893, O'Neill, Neb. 

b. June 10, 1895, O'Neill, Neb.; drowned, Feb. 27, 1927. 
h. a veteran of World War I. 

b. June 3, 1897; d. Nov. 14, 1898, O'Neill, Neb. 



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AG IV BESSIE BELLE DEYARMON (1882- ), Vancouver, Washington 

Bessie Belle Deyarmon, daughter of Benjamin Alexander Deyarmon and Lida 
Chandlee, was born at O'Neill, Nebraska, August 7, 1882. She later removed to Van- 
couver, Washington, with her parents, where she now lives, residence being 1200 West 
26th Street. 

She married, Vancouver, Washington, Dec. 3, 1910, Joe Thornton Scott (b. Feb. 9, 
1885, Chelatchie Prairie, Clark County, Wash.), son of James Scott and Carrie Theresa 
Thornton (dau. William Clyde Thornton & Julia Ann Gutomson) , Rev. A. W. Bond, 
officiating. He is a general contractor and builder, with offices at 11th and Jefferson 
Sts., Vancouver, Washington. 1 
Issue: SCOTT 
AG V Thornton Drexel 

b. Sept. 2, 1912, Vancouver, Wash.; r. 112 E. 28th St., 

Vancouver, Wash, 
m. June 21, 1941, Seattle, Wash., Mary Elizabeth Hoover 
(b. Jan. 31, 1916, Tacoma, Wash.), daughter of Fred 
Wrigley Hoover and Sara Edith Reed. 1 
Issue: SCOTT 



AG VI Joel Frederick 



Mary Katherine 



b. June 16, 1942, Portland, 
Ore. 



Jeffrey Drexel 



b. Feb. 
Ore. 

b. July 
Ore. 



25, 1945, Portland, 



9, 1948, Portland, 



1. Family Record Society. 



AG IV MYRTLE VIRGINIA DEYARMON (1884- ), Vancouver, Washington 

Myrtle Virginia Deyarmon, daughter of Benjamin Alexander Deyarmon and Lida 
Chandlee, was born at O'Neill, Nebraska, July 4, 1884. She was taken by her parents 
to Vancouver, Washington, where she now makes her home, living at 1214 West 56th 
Street. 

She married, December 3, 1910, Vancouver, Washington, Bernard Moss Lander (b. 
Sept. 23, 1881, Kearney, Neb.; d. May 31, 1944, Vancouver, Wash.), son of William 
Lander and Mary Elizabeth Moss, and a grandson of Henry Lander and Lucinda Cleave- 
land. He attended Vancouver public schools; served in Washington State Militia; was 
a railroad employe. 1 



Issue: LANDER 
AG V Gene Clayton 



b. June 20, 1915, Vancouver, Wash.; r. Luhumbo, Tan- 
ganyika, East Africa (1952) . 

h. a Baptist missionary to East Africa since 1948. 1 

m. June 4, 1947, Philadelphia, Penna., Anna Margaret 
Hess (b. June 6, 1926), daughter of Rev. Charles Ed- 
ward Hess, a missionary to East Africa. 
Issue: LANDER 

AG VI Joyce Kathryn 

b. June 22, 1948, East Africa. 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Virginia Claire 



Jack Bernard 



Kenneth David 



Doris Virginia 



b. Mar. 18, 1950, East Africa. 



b. Jan. 9, 1952, East Africa. 



b. April 23, 1917, Vancouver, Wash.; r. Route No. 3, 

Vancouver, Wash, 
m. April 22, 1939, Vancouver, Wash., Austin Andrew 
Skordahl (b. June 19, 1914, Ryegate, Montana), son of 
Andrew John Skordahl and Fay Simpkins. 1 
Issue: SKORDAHL 
AG VI Gary William 

b. Feb. 10, 1941, Vancouver, 
Wash. 
Pamelia Claire 

b. Feb. 10, 1947, Vancouver, 
Wash. 

b. May 24, 1925, Vancouver, Wash.; r. same. 
m. Nov. 22, 1947, Vancouver, Wash., Ruth Evelyn Busig 
(b. July 19, 1928, Sterling, Colo.) , daughter of John 
Busig and Bertha May Barton. 1 
Issue: LANDER 
AG VI Cheryl Ruth 

b. Aug. 23, 1948, Vancouver, 
Wash. 



Jerald Bernard 



b. Oct. 12, 1949, Vancouver, 
Wash. 



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AG IV HUGH CHANDLEE DEYARMON (1891- ), Pasco, Washington 

Hugh Chandlee Deyarmon, son of Benjamin Alexander Deyarmon and Lida Chandlee, 
was born at O'Neill, Nebraska, July 20, 1891. He entered elementary school there but his 
parents soon moved to Vancouver, Washington, where he attended elementary and high 
school. He is now General Agent for the Railway Express Agency, Pasco, Washington, 
and makes his home there, on Brown Street. 1 

He married, April 19, 1913, Vancouver, Washington, Elta Hemry MacComber (b. 
June 26, 1894, Missouri) , daughter of Charles Elmer Hemry and Coila Branch Prewett, 
Rev. H. Templeton, officiating. After her father's death, her mother married Mr. Mac- 
Comber and Elta took his name although never legally adopted. 
Issue: DEYARMON 
AG V Delma 

b. Aug. 22, 1916, Vancouver, Wash. 

h. attended grade school and graduated from high school 
at Olympia, Washington; received her B.A. from Wash- 
ington State College. 1 

m. Sept. 3, 1940, Olympia, Wash., Stanley Ross Willcox 
(b. April 12, 1915, Palouse, Wash.), son of E. Ross 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 367 

Willcox and Olive Johnson, Rev. Thomas Jessett, offi- 
ciating. 
Issue: WILLCOX 
AG VI Douglas Ross 

b. May 5, 1943, Colfax, Wash. 
Hugh Gregory 

b. Sept. 24, 1946, Colfax, 
Wash. 



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AG IV CLARA ELIZABETH DEYARMON (1893- ), Vancouver, Washington 

Clara Elizabeth Deyarmon, daughter of Benjamin Alexander Deyarmon and Lida 
Chandlee, was born at O'Neill, Nebraska, July 9, 1893. She was taken as a child by 
her parents to Vancouver, Washington, where she grew to womanhood. 

She married first, Aug. 9, 1912, Vancouver, Washington, William Walters (b. Mar. 
3, 1889, Vancouver, Wash.; d. Jan. 19, 1919, Vancouver, Wash.), son of John Walters 
and Mary H. Graham. 1 

She married second, Otto Hagberg. 
Issue: WALTERS first marriage 
AG V Robert Chester 

b. Oct. 9, 1914, Vancouver, Wash.; r. Route No. 1, Van- 
couver, Wash, 
m. May 5, 1935, Vancouver, Wash., Helen Pauline Schroe- 
der (b. Sept. 16, 1916) , daughter of Fred W. Schroeder 
and Lillian Chillson. 1 
Issue: WALTERS 
AG VI Ronald Benjamin 



Gloria Jean 
Barbara June 



b. June 11, 1936, Vancouver, 
Wash. 

b. July 3, 1940, Vancouver, 
Wash. 

b. July 5, 1941, Vancouvo-, 
Wash. 



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LINE J 4 
DAVID DeVARMON 

of 

Mount Pleasant, Ohio 

and 

descendants 



36"} 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG I DAVID DeYARMON, SR. (1771-1858), Mt. Pleasant, Ohio 

David DeYarmon, Senior, probably a son of Hugh Deyarmont of County Down, 
Ireland, was born at Cargy-gray, Annahilt Parish, County Down, Ireland, about 3 miles 
from Bellanyhinch, the nearest town. He came to America, probably in company with 
his brothers, and settled first near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but soon after the turn 
of the century removed to Jefferson County, Ohio. 1 He lived to a ripe old age, dying 
at the age of 87, July 20, 1858. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. His occupation was 
given in the 1850 census as "drayman."* 
He married first, Marama LeVan. 
He married second, Luthettie Fry (b. 1802, Tenn.) * 
Issue: DeYARMON first marriage 
AG II Abraham 3 

b. circa 1798. 

h. Abram Deyarman is recorded as having obtained a grant 
for 160 acres of land in Kentucky, West of the Tennessee 
River, between 1822 and 1858. 2 
m. Lucy — , whose parents were from Kentucky. 

Issue: DeYARMON 
AG III Tabitha 

m. — Schneider. 

Issue: SCHNEIDER 
AG IV Lucy DeArmond 



Thomas 

David 

Elizabeth 



Alexander 
Sarah 



b. 1800, near Philadelphia, Penna. 1 

b. Feb. 2, 1803, perhaps near Philadelphia, Penna. 

b. July 14, 1805; d. April 19, 1883; g. Brookville, Ind. 
m. Dec. 15, 1831, Robert Henry (b. Dec. 9, 1804, Peach 
Bottom, Maryland; d. April 4, 1889; g. Brookville, Ind.). 
Issue: HENRY 
AG III Alexander 

Mary Amanda 

David DeYarmon 

John Milton 

Robert, Jr. 

Samuel Grafton 



d. single. 

d. single. 

m. Ada T. Smith. 

d. in infancy. 

d. in infancy. 



d. in infancy. 
Anne Eliza Nebraska 

m. David Crowley. 

b. Jan. 13, 1807, near Philadelphia, Penna. 
m. first, Nathan Crowley. 



Joanna 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 371 

m. second, Amos Paxton (b. Sept. 17, 1865, Chairton, 
Iowa) . 
Issue: CROWLEY first marriage 
AG III David 
Mary 
Elizabeth 
Aneliza 
Joan 
Thomas 
George W. 
John H. 
Simeon W. 
Issue: second marriage— none 

m. William Merryman (b. Baltimore, Md.; d. Urichville, 
Ohio) . 
Issue: MERRYMAN 
AG III Sarah 

Annie Eliza 
Mary Jane 
Martha E. 
Thomas 

Angeline Findley 
Elizabeth Carpenter 
Joseph Addison 
Amanda Frances 
Emma Jewell 
Mary Ann 

m. first, Jackson Stewart. 
m. second, John McGrew. 

Issue: STEWART first marriage 
AG III Henrietta 
Josephine 
Elizabeth 
James 
David 
Issue: DeYARMON second marriage 
AG II Nancy 

b. June 7, 1834; d. Feb. 14, 1907. 



Lucinda 
Tibithia 
Jane 
Hester 



b. Feb. 8, 1836; d. Feb. 16, 1916. 
b. Oct. 30, 1838; d. Nov. 6, 1905. 
b. Apr. 24, 1842; d. Feb. 16, 1921. 
b. Jan. 24, 1844; d. Apr. 18, 1890. 



1, Letter written by T. E. DeYarmon to C. S. Deyarmon, Loudenville, Ohio, dated July 11, 1887, 
carried the following printed heading: "Established 1879-Ofhce of T. E. DE YARMON-12 & 14 N. 
Seventh St., Richmond, Indiana" and reads as follows: "Dear Sir: Your favor at hand. Replying would 
say that my father was born near Philadelphia year 1800 and when quite young removed to Ohio, 



372 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Jefferson County. My grandfather had nine children by his first marriage, four sons, Abraham, 
Thomas, David and Alexander. The sons with the exception of Abraham left home and went south 
and west. After moving several times Father settled here, Alexander at Dayton, Ohio, and David 
in or near Bellaire, O. There are several families of Deyarmon's, a family at Greensburgh, Ind., one 
near Cincinnati, O. and Orange City, Florida. As my Grandfather was married more than once, 
I have often thought they might possibly be related. I failed to state that I am a son of Thomas 
Deyarmon, aged 35. Alex DeYarmon of Dayton, O. has four sons; one of them, Thomas, is in 
business with Callahan & Co., manufacturers of oil mill machinery. Should you be in this part of 
the country at any time, call on me, it may be that we can find the "strawberry" mark. Yours truly, 
T. E. DeYarmon." The envelope which carried this letter bore the following inscription: "If not 
called for in 5 days, return to T. E. DeYarmon, General Book & Job Printer, Richmond, Indiana". 

2. Jillson, Kentucky Land Grants, p. 810. Abram Deyarmon, Book 2, p. 182, Grants West of Tennessee 
River, State of Kentucky. 

3. A pencil notation in the author's notes which cannot be further confirmed says Abraham was supposed 
to have gone to South America as a young man. 

4. 1850 U. S. census, Jefferson County, Ohio, for Warren twsp., p. 183, r. 2423. David Deyarman, age 
74, b. Ireland, drayman; Hetty, age 48, b. Tenn.; Nancy, age 16, b. Ohio; Lucinda, age 14, b. Ohio; 
Tabitha, age 12, b. Ohio; Jane, age 8, b. Ohio; Hester, age 5, b. Ohio. 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 373 

AG II THOMAS DeYARMON (1800-?), Richmond, Indiana 

Thomas DeYarmon, son of David DeYarmon, Sr., and Marama LeVan, was born near 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1800, and taken by his parents to Jefferson County, Ohio, 
when quite young. After reaching manhood, he lived in several places before finally 
settling at Richmond, Indiana. 1 The 1850 census shows him living in Franklin County, 
Indiana, in October, 1850, his occupation being that of a paper maker/ 
He married Ann Baxter (b. 1811, Ind.) . 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG III Margaret 

b. 1836, Indiana, 
m. — Clawson. 
Angeline 

b. 1842, Indiana, 
m. Malon Cushman. 

Issue: CUSHMAN 
AG IV Charles 



Thomas E. 



Cassius M. C. 



Abram 
Grace 



b. 1852; operated a general book and job printing business 

at 12-14 N. Seventh Street, Richmond, Ind. 1 
m. Hattie M. — . 

b. 1845, Indiana; r. Richmond, Ind. 

h. enlisted, Aug. 22, 1862, in 4th Cavalry, 77th Regt., or- 
ganized at Indianapolis. 2 Was murdered in Washington, 
D. C, in Jan. 1865. 8 

b. 1839, Indiana. 

b. 1849, Indiana. 



1. See David DeYarmon, Sr., footnote 1. 

2. August J. Reiffi, History of Franklin County, Indiana, p. 301. 

3. National Defender, Brookville, Ind., Jan. 13, 1865. Obituary notice. 

4. 1850 U. S. census, Franklin County, Ind., for White Water twsp. Thomas Deyurmon, age 49, b. 
Ohio, paper maker, R.E. $1000; Ann, age 39, b. Ind.; Margaret, age 14, b. Ind.; Abram, age 11, b. 
Ind.; Angelene, age 8, b. Ind.; Cassius, age 5, b. Ind.; Grace, age 1, b. Ind. Census taken, Oct. 10. 

AG II DAVID DeYARMON, JR. (1803-1875), Mt. Pleasant, Ohio 

David DeYarmon, Jr., son of David DeYarmon, Sr. and Marama LeVan, was born 
probably near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2, 1803. He was taken by his parents 
at an early age to Jefferson County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He lived out 
his life in the same county, and died at Mt. Pleasant, February 23, 1875, where he is 
buried. 1 

He married Sarah Paxton (b. 1810, Va.; d. Jan. 15, 1871) . 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG III Mary Jane 

b. Oct. 5, 1832, Dillonville, Ohio; d. 1900; g. Mt. Pleasant, 

Ohio, 
m. George Haynes (b. England; d. 1907; g. Mt. Pleasant, 

Ohio). 
Issue: HAYNES 
AG IV Sarah Carrie Launa 



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DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Thomas 

Alexander 

Joseph 

David III 
Elizabeth 



Albert 



Sarah 



Isabelle 



William B. 
Ara Belle 
Mary Elizabeth 
David DeYarmon 
Nathan U. 
Alice Mae 
Plummer George 
Ada Blanche 



m. William Bates Garrettson. 

m. Ella Mae Webster. 

m. Charles Edwin Blackledge. 

m. Abram G. Naylor. 

m. Ada Porter. 

m. Rhodi V. Thompson. 

m. Marion E. Boyd. 

m. Maud Williams. 

m. Joseph Barkhurst Hooper. 



b. July 14, 1834, Dillonville, Ohio. 

b. July 17, 1837, Dillonville, Ohio. 

b. Aug. 29, 1839, Dillonville, Ohio; d. single, Jan. 6, 1864, 
as a soldier in the Civil War. 

b. Oct. 16, 1842, Dillonville, Ohio. 

b. Nov. 24, 1844; d. Mar. 1933. 

m. Henry Edwards (b. Apr. 30, 1832; d. Sept. 1, 1891) . 

Issue: EDWARDS 
AG IV Lorina 

Alice 

Elizabeth 

Wilmer C. 

b. Dec. 15, 1847, Dillonville, Ohio; d. Apr. 24, 1918, Mt. 

Pleasant, Ohio, 
m. Dec. 23, 1875, Adeline Mercer, daughter of Charles 
Mercer and Hannah n€t Mercer. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG IV Mabel Clare 
Frank Ross 
Roy Gilbert 
Charles Henry 

b. 1850, Dillonville, Ohio; d. single, Dec. 3, 1875; g. Mt. 
Pleasant, Ohio. 

b. Aug. 17, 1853; d. Dec. 21, 1913, Cadiz, Ohio. 






Emma 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 375 

m. Jasper McCoy (b. Nov. 25, 1850; d. Sept. 7, 1902; g. 
Cadiz, Ohio.) . 
Issue: McCOY 
AG IV Birdie 
Iva 
Lelah 
Hartzel 
Helen 
Harold 

b. Feb. 1, 1855; d. Feb. 9, 1855. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Jefferson County, Ohio, for Smithfield twsp., p. 181, r. 2375. David Deyarman, 
age 47, b. Penna., farmer; R.E. $3000; Sarah, age 40, b. Va.; Mary Jane, age 18, b. Ohio; Thomas, 
age 16, b. Ohio; Alexander, age 13, b. Ohio; Joseph, age 11, b. Ohio; David, age 7, b. Ohio; 
Elizabeth, age 5, b. Ohio; Albert, age 3, b. Ohio. 

AG II ALEXANDER DeYARMON (1807-1887), Dayton, Ohio 

Alexander DeYarmon, son of David DeYarmon, Senior, and Marama LeVan, was 
born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 13, 1807. He was taken as a child by 
his parents to Jefferson County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. He then moved to 
Dayton, Ohio, where his children were reared. He died, January 29, 1887, and is buried 
at Dayton. 

He married first, Mary — , by whom he had no known issue. 

He married second, Isabel MacGregor (b. May 25, 1822, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. 
Feb. 17, 1873; g. Dayton, Ohio), daughter of Thomas MacGregor and Janet Watson. 

Issue: DeYARMON second marriage 
AG III Thomas MacGregor 

b. Aug. 10, 1842, Dayton, Ohio; d. Feb. 3, 1915; g. Dayton, 
h. associated with Callahan & Co., Mfgr's of oil mill ma- 
chinery. 1 
m. Lila Green Ensey (b. Nov. 12, 1846; d. Oct. 31, 1920; 
g. Dayton, O.) , daughter of Dennis Ensey &: Margaret 
Wilson. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG IV Margaret Elinor 



Helen Isabel 
Robert Lawrence 



b. Aug. 1, 1874. 
m. Frank K. Neill. 

b. Mar. 14, 1879; unmarried. 

b. Mar. 26, 1887; unmarried. 





d. single. 


David 






d. single. 


Mary Isabel 






m. Clarence Rench Langdon 




Issue: none. 


George Washington 






d. single. 



376 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Anne MacGregor 



Charles Watson 
Elmer Ellsworth 
Alexander 



m. Eugene Theodore Hardy 

Issue: HARDY 
AG IV Isobel MacGregor 

h. deceased. 

b. Mar. 28, 1859, Dayton, Ohio. 

d. at age of 2 years. 

b. Aug. 15, 1865, Dayton, Ohio; d. Feb. 22, 1941, Scotts 

Bluff, Nebraska, 
m. Ellen Olive Amiss (b. Mar. 4, 1872, Marshalltown, Iowa). 

Issue: DeYARMON 
AG IV Dorothy Ellen 

b. Apr. 28, 1905, Denver, 

Colo, 
m. Dr. Paul Baker. 
Issue: none (1933) . 



1. See David DeYarmon, Sr., footnote 1. 



LINE J-DESCENDANTS OF HUGH DEYARMONT 377 

AG III THOMAS DeYARMON (1834-1906), Rush Run, Ohio 

Thomas DeYarmon, son of David DeYarmon, Jr. and Sarah Paxton, was born at 
Dillonville, Ohio, July 14, 1834. He grew to manhood on his father's farm, and became 
a farmer. While he continued to live in Jefferson County, his own farm was located 
at Rush Run, Ohio. He died, March 28, 1906, and is buried in Hopewell cemetery, 
Jefferson County. 

He married Mary Ann Beall (b. Oct. 1830, Short Creek, Ohio; d. June 9, 1897; g. 
Short Creek, Ohio) , daughter of Strieker Beall. 

Issue: DeYARMON [not in the order of their births] 
AG IV James Beall 

b. Jefferson County, Ohio. 
Frank C. 

b. Jefferson County, Ohio. 
Louie M. (dau.) 

b. Jefferson County, Ohio. 
Susan Catherine 

b. Jefferson County, Ohio. 
Mary Blanche 

b. Jefferson County, Ohio. 
Nancy 

b. Jefferson County, Ohio. 
Grace Iola 

b. Jefferson County, Ohio. 
George Washington 

b. 1862, Jefferson County, Ohio. 

AG III ALEXANDER DeYARMON (1837-1904), Mt. Pleasant, Ohio 

Alexander DeYarmon, son of David DeYarmon, Jr. and Sarah Paxton, was born at 
Dillonville, Ohio, July 17, 1837. He died, January 14, 1904, and is buried at Mt. Pleasant, 
Ohio. 

He married Catherine Nation (b. Sept. 17, 1839; d. Aug. 13, 1921; g. Mt. Pleasant, 
Ohio) , daughter of James Nation. 

Issue: DeYARMON 
AG IV Emma Lillian 
Clara M. 
Sarah Lizzie 
William Clancy 
William Alexander 
Benjamin A. 
Osburn Free 

AG III DAVID DeYARMON III (1842-1903), Mt. Pleasant, Ohio 

David DeYarmon III, son of David DeYarmon, Jr. and Sarah Paxton, was born at 
Dillonville, Jefferson County, Ohio, October 16, 1842. He died, December 4, 1903, and 
is buried at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. 

He married first, Mary Jane Neal (b. Sept. 5, 1843; d. Jan. 31, 1895). 
He married second, Feb. 1, 1899, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, Alice Jane Barkhurst (b. Dec. 
3, 1874) , daughter of John R. Barkhurst and Eliza Jane Oxley. 

Issue: DeYARMON first marriage 
AG IV Minnie F. 

b. Nov. 10, 1865. 



378 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Elizabeth J. 
Russell R. 
Roy Ernest 
Walter Brown 
Maude M. 



b. June 6, 1867. 

b. Oct. 2, 1870. 

b. May 1, 1877; d. Aug. 26, 1879. 

b. June 21, 1882. 



b. Aug. 21, 1879. 
Issue: DeYARMON second marriage 
AG IV David John 

b. Oct. 6, 1902, Dillonville, Ohio. 

h. retail mercantile credit expert; operated a credit bureau 

for a time at Weirton, West Va.; was also in business in 

Miami, Fla., for awhile. The author is indebted to him 

for most of the information contained in this line. 

m. Aug. 3, 1923, Dorothy E. Blumenberg (b. Feb. 28, 1906) , 

daughter of Albert T. Blumenberg and Jessie Heil. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG V David John, Jr. 

b. Mar. 5, 1925. 

AG III CHARLES WATSON DeYARMON (1859-1925), Dayton, Ohio 

Charles Watson DeYarmon, son of Alexander DeYarmon and Isabel MacGregor, was 
born at Dayton, Ohio, March 28, 1859. He lived for a time at Piqua, Ohio, but he was 
last recorded as living at 967 Harvard Boulevard, Dayton. He died, February 22, 1925, 
at Dayton. 

He married Jane Lydia Light, daughter of Joseph Light and Catherine Lee. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG IV Joseph Eugene 

Catherine Janet 



b. Sept. 11, 1883, Dayton; d. Oct. 16, 1903; g. Dayton. 



b. Aug. 18, 1890, Piqua, Ohio. 

m. Lester Robert Spencer (b. Nov. 19, 1894, Piqua, Ohio; 

d. Nov. 7, 1909, Piqua) - 1 
Issue: SPENCER 
AG V Jane Light 

m. Robert Neth. 
Rutherford MacGregor 

b. June 6, 1894, Piqua, Ohio, 
m. Mary Elizabeth Wuichet. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG V Rutherford MacGregor, Jr. 

b. May 31, 1923, Dayton, O. 
Charles Wuichet 

b. Apr. 24, 1926, Dayton, 
Susanne 

b. Feb. 27, 1930, Dayton, O. 



Elizabeth Eleanor 



b. Feb. 2, 1902, Piqua, Ohio. 



1. Obviously, an error has been made in recording these dates. 



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379 



AC IV GEORGE WASHINGTON DeYARMON (1862- ), Mansfield, Ohio 

George Washington DeYarmon, son of Thomas DeYarmon and Mary Ann Beall, 
was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1862. He settled at Mansfield, Ohio, and entered 
the insurance field, and became president of the Merchants & Manufacturers Mutual 
Insurance Company of that city. 

He married, April 24, 1884, Bellaire, Ohio, Katherine Thoburn Ingler (b. Oct. 13, 
1858, Wheeling, W. Va.) , daughter of Hiram Myers Ingler and Mary A. Burt. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG V Edna Mae 

Harry 

Mary Albina 

Frank C. 



George Lester 



Estella May 



b. Mar. 17, 1885; d. 1885. 

b. Aug. 2, 1886; d. 1931. 

b. Nov. 24, 1888. 

b. 1892; assistant secretary, Merchants 8c Manufacturers 
Mutual Insurance Company (1933). 

b. Aug. 16, 1895, Bellaire, Ohio. 

h. attended grammar and high schools of Mansfield; now 
(1952) president and general manager, Merchants and 
Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co. 
m. Aug. 14, 1914, Covington, Ky., Delia D. Long (b. Mar. 
8, 1898, Mansfield, Ohio) , daughter of W. O. and Kath- 
erine Long. 
Issue: DeYARMON 
AG VI George Washington II 

b. Sept. 17, 1915, Mansfield, 

O. 
m. Louise Layland. 
Leile M. 

b. Oct. 31, 1916, Mansfield, O. 
m. — Pluck; later divorced. 

b. 1900; d. 1902. 



LINE K 

GEORGE DERMON 

of 

Mifflin County, Pennsylvania 

and 

some descendants 



The age and the given names which appear among the known descendants of this 
emigrant from northern Ireland indicate that he may have been a son of John Diermond 
of County Donegal, and therefore, a brother of John DeArment [Line F] of Westmore- 
land County, Pennsylvania. 

No positive record of him has been identified beyond 1790, but since he was well 
advanced in years by 1800, it is possible that he lived out his life in Mifflin County, 
Pennsylvania. There are strong indications that his sons moved into the western part 
of the state, and from there into newer parts of the country. Only one son, George, Jr., 
has been identified with any degree of certainty. 

Undoubtedly, there are many descendants of this Pennsylvania pioneer, but they 
cannot be identified without the individual family records of each descendant. 



381 



382 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

AG I GEORGE DERMON OF MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 

George Dermon, born, apparently, in Donegal County, Ireland, may have been a 
son of John Diermond of County Donegal. He was first listed as George Diermont, as 
one of the Battoe men, hired in service of the Province of Pennsylvania, June 21, 1757, 
all of whom were from the neighborhood of Harris' Ferry. 1 He is next listed in Armagh 
township, Cumberland County, in 1779, for tax purposes, with taxables consisting of 
no acres, 1 horse, 1 cattle, 2 and again in 1780 with one horse. 3 He appears again in 
178T and 1782 5 with 1 horse and 1 cattle. He served in the Revolutionary War between 
the years 1778-1783, as a private from Cumberland County, and received pay for his 
services.* 

In 1789, Mifflin County was formed from Cumberland County and included Armagh 
township, and we find George listed in the 1790 census for Mifflin County with 1 male 
over 16; 2 males under 16; 2 women. In 1800, the Mifflin County census lists George 
Daughman. 8 If this is our subject, it can be interpreted as including him, his wife, 
some of his children, their wives and children.' 
Issue: DERMON incomplete' 
AG II George Jr. 

b. cl760, Pennsylvania. 

1. Egle, History of Dauphin County, p. 55. 

2. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 20, p. 130. 

3. Ibid., p. 263. 

4. Ibid., p. 400. 

5. Ibid., p. 671. 

6. Ibid., Series V, Vol. 4, p. 624. 

7. No research has been done on this family beyond 1810. 

8. 1800 U. S. census, Mifflin County, Penna. George Daughman with 1 male over 45; 1 male, 26-45; 
1 male, 16-26; 1 male, 10-16; 2 males under 10; 1 female over 45; 2 females, 16-26; 1 female, 10-16; 
1 female under 10. 

9. See Geographical Index of Unidentified Names, Pennsylvania. Henry, James, Paul, Samuel, Thomas; 
all listed in Westmoreland, Washington and Allegheny Counties, between 1781 and 1790. Some of 
these may have been his sons or brothers who had migrated into the frontiers of Pennsylvania. 



LINE K-DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE DERMON 383 

AG II GEORGE DERMON, JR. (cl760-?), Washington County, Penna. 

George Dermon, Jr., son of George Dermon of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, was 
born probably in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, about 1760, and migrated west- 
ward as a young man. He settled in Washington County, where he is found in the 1790 
I census with 2 males and 3 females in family. 1 The absence of any further record of him 
I in Pennsylvania indicates that he may have migrated south into Virginia or west into 
I Ohio. 

Issue: DEARMON incomplete 
| AG III John 

b. 1787, Pennsylvania. 

I. 1790 U. S. census, Washington County, Penna., p. 253. George Dermon with 1 male over 16; I male 
under 16; 3 females. 



384 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AG III JOHN DEARMON (1787-?), Monroe County, Indiana 

John Dearmon, son of George Dermon, Jr., was born in Pennsylvania, in 1787. He 
was living in Virginia as early as 1806 but whether he was taken there by his parents, 
or went there as a young man, is not known. In 1820, he was in Kentucky when his 
daughter, Mary, was born. Sometime before 1830, he removed to Monroe County, 
Indiana, apparently taking his entire family with him. 1 He was listed in the 1850 
census for Monroe County, 2 and apparently lived out his life there. 

His wife was Rebecca — (b. 1789, Va.) , whom he probably met and married after 
he removed to Virginia. 

Issue: DEARMON incomplete 
AG IV Matthew 

b. 1800-1810. 3 

Issue: D ARMAN incomplete 
AG V William 

b. 1837, Ohio; a farmer." 
m. Jennie — (b. 1843, Ind.) 

Issue: D ARMAN 
AG VI Ernest, b. 1868, 111.; 
Matthew, b. 1870, Missouri. 



George 
James 



daughter 
John N. 



b. 1806, Va. 

b. 1808, Va. 

m. Leah - (b. 1814, Ky.). 
Issue: DEARMON 4 ' 
AG V Milton 

Lydia 

Mary A. 

Joseph 

David 

John 

b. 1800-1810. 

b. 1812, Va. 

m. Lauretta - (b. 1817, Ky.) 
Issue: DEARMON 4 
AG V Anderson 

Joseph 

Rebecca A. 



b. 1837, Indiana. 



b. 1839, Indiana. 



b. 1841, Indiana. 



b. 1843, Indiana. 



b. 1846, Indiana. 



b. 1868, Indiana. 



b. 1840, Indiana, 
b. 1842, Indiana. 
b. 1845, Indiana. 



LINE K-DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE DERMON 



385 



Joseph 



Mary J. 
Ellen 



b. 1813, Va. 

m. Mary- (b. 1822, Va.) 
Issue: DEARMON 6 
AG V John 



b. 1847, Indiana, 
b. 1849, Indiana. 



George 



b. 1845, Indiana, 
b. 1847, Indiana. 



Mary 



b. 1820, Kentucky. 
Also shown in the 1850 census is: 
James 

b. 1829, Indiana; who must have been a grandson.' 



1. 1830 U. S. census, Monroe County, Ind. John Dearmon with 2 males, 15-20; 1 male, 20-30; 1 male, 
50-60; 1 female, 10-15; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 50-60. 

2. 1850 U. S. census, Monroe County, Ind., p. 236. John Dearmon, age 63, b. Penna.; Rebecca, age 61, 
b. Va.; Mary, age 30, b. Ky.; James, age 21, b. Ind. 

3. 1830 U. S. census, Monroe County, Ind. Matthew Dearmon with 1 male under 5; 1 male, 5-10; 1 
male, 20-30; 1 female, 5-10; 1 female, 20-30. 

4. 1850 U. S. census, Bloomington twsp, Monroe County, Ind., p. 298. 

5. 1850 U. S. census, Monroe County, Ind., p. 236. 

6. 1870 U. S. census, Chariton County, Missouri, for Salisbury twsp. William D Arman, b. 1837, Ohio, 
a farmer, R.E. ?400.; Jennie, b. 1843, Ind.; Ernest, b. 1868, III.; Matthew, b. 1870, Mo.; Jeremiah 
Smith, b. 1820, Ind.; Frank Smith, b. 184—, Ind. Listed in the same county was Oliver P. DeArman. 



386 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



AC IV GEORGE DEARMON (1806-?), Keokuk C0111U7, Iowa 

George Dearmon, son of John and Rebecca Dearmon, was born in Virginia [probably 
that portion which is now West Virginia] in 1806. He was taken by his parents from 
there to Kentucky, and then to Monroe County, Indiana, sometime before 1830. 1 In 
1849 or 1850, he removed to Keokuk County, Iowa, where he engaged in farming. 2 

His wife was Elizabeth — (b. 1817, Ohio), whom he married about 1829. 
Issue: DEARMON 2 incomplete 
AG V Oliver Perry 

b. 1830, Indiana. 

h. removed to Keokuk County, Iowa, with his parents in 
1850,* and to Chariton County, Missouri, after 1859.* He 
was a farmer, 
m. probably in Indiana, Abigail — (b. 1832, 111.). 

Issue: DeARMAN* incomplete 
AG VI Harriet J. 



Andrew 
Rebecca 
Lucinda 
Sarah A. 
David 
Mary E. 
Jonathon 
Joseph L. 





b. 


1853, Iowa. 


Franklin 








b. 


1855, Iowa. 


John 








b. 


1856, Iowa. 


Emanual 








b. 


1857, Iowa. 


George 








b. 


1859, Iowa. 


Alice 








b. 


1863, Missouri. 


Emma 








b. 


1864, Missouri. 


Ida 








b. 


1869, Missouri. 


b. 1833, Indiana. 






b. 1837, Indiana. 







b. 1839, Indiana, 
b. 1841, Indiana, 
b. 1843, Indiana, 
b. 1844, Indiana, 
b. 1845, Indiana, 
b. 1849, Indiana. 

Ind. George Dearmon with 1 male, 20-30; 1 male under 5; 1 



1. 1830 U. S. census, Monroe County, 
female, 20-30. Vol. 9, p. 280. 

2. 1850 U. S. census, Keokuk County, Iowa, p. 241, r. 267. George Dearmin. 

3. Ibid., r. 261. Perry Dearmin, age 20, farmer, b. Ind.; Abigail, age 17, b. 111. 

4. 1870 U. S. census, Chariton County, Missouri. Oliver P. DeArman. [Listed in same county wai 
William D Annan.] 



LINE L 

JOSEPH DEARMAN 

of 

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 

and 

family 

It is very doubtful if this early Pennsylvania settler is a descendant of the d'Armand 
family of France. It is more likely that he sprang from the DEARMAN family of 
England. There are many descendants of that family now living in Alabama and Mis- 
sissippi whose name is pronounced "deer - mun". 

Since this subject was for many years accredited as the father of Joseph Deyarmon 
[Line J-I], the author feels his record should be shown herein to prevent the later 
assumption that his omission from this account had been an oversight. 

AG I JOSEPH DEARMAN (?-1831), Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 

Joseph Dearman, a prosperous farmer living in Lower Dublin township, Philadelphia 
County, Pennsylvania, was first listed in 1774 for provincial tax, 1 and in 1779 was shown 
as tax collector for Lower Dublin township; and also for taxes for the year 1780 with 
taxables valued at $1500, tax being lbs 31.17.6. 2 He was again listed in 1782 and 1783. 1 
The federal census for 1790, Philadelphia County, listed him with two women only in 
family, apparently representing his wife and daughter. 

He served in the Revolutionary War, and later in the Philadelphia County militia, 
with the rank of captain. 4 

He died in Philadelphia County in 1831, his will being dated January 9, 1827, and 
probated in 1831. The will mentioned his daughter and two granddaughters. 5 

The name of his wife is unknown. 
Issue: DEARMAN 
AG II Rachel' 

tm. — Benner. 
Issue: BENNER 
AG III Mary Ann 
Hannah Cammell [?Campbell] 

1. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 14, pp. 362, 621. 

2. Ibid., Vol. 15, pp. 58. 428; also, Vol. 14, p. 621. 

3. Ibid., Vol. 16, pp. 114, 586. Joseph Dearman with 19 acres, 1 horse, 1 cattle, 9 sheep. 

4. Ibid., Series VI, Vol. 1, p. 691. Associators and Militia, 1781; a provisional return of 2nd Batt. 
Philadelphia County Militia: Captain Dearmon. 

Ibid., p. 681. Officers of County Militia, 1780, Capt. Joseph Dearmon, 8th Co. 

Ibid., pp. 691, 692, 705. Capt. Joseph Dearman. 

Ibid., Vol. 4, pp. 943, 946, 948. Captains of County of Philadelphia, 8th Co., 2nd Batt.: Capt. 

Joseph Dearmon contained in Military Abstracts, Executive Minutes, 1790-1817. 

Soldiers of the Revolution, Pennsylvania Associators & Militia, 1775-1783, Vol. 1, p. 52. Joseph 

Dearmon, residing in Philadelphia County, 1823. 

5. See Appendix, Joseph Dearmon, Will of; Philadelphia County, Penna. 

6. Philadelphia County. Penna., Abstracts of Wills, p. 2499. Will of Rachel Shultz, Lower Dublin town- 
ship, Philadelphia County, Penna., Nov. 17, 1781, probated April 26, 1788. "To friend Rachel 
Dearmon, daughter of Joseph Dearmon . . . Joseph Dearmon, Executor." [Rachel Shultz may have 
been godmother to Rachel Dearman.] 

387 



LINE M 

DeARMAN FAMILY 

of 

Rockcastle County, Kentucky 
and 
known descendants 
It has been impossible to identify the immigrant or first American ancestor of this 
family. So many of the second American generation moved out of Pennsylvania, Mary- 
land and Virginia, and left no trace of their movements that, as a result, there are 
numerous descendants whose complete American ancestry has not been established, this 
being a notable example. 

It is hoped that later research may reveal records which will link this distinguished 
family to its earlier members. 

KG I DeARMAN FAMILY OF ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, KENTUCKY 

The identity of the first member of this family to settle in Kentucky is not established, 
but there is a record of John Armond who obtained military warrant number 1863 for 
100 acres of land in Kentucky, dated November 6, 1784, for services as a soldier of the 
Virginia line for three years. 1 Since the location of this grant was not given, it is 
impossible to determine if this man is the father of the younger persons found in Rock- 
castle County in 1810 or later years. Since the courthouse of Rockcastle County was 
destroyed by fire in the nineteenth century, there are no early land title records for the 
county. 

Kentucky was a part of Virginia when this land warrant was issued and many of the 
settlers were soldiers of the Revolutionary War being rewarded for service to their mother 
state with grants of land in this virgin section of the state. Assuming that this family is 
descended from earlier Virginia members of the family, we must face the fact that the 
Virginia records of our family are incomplete, and it has been impossible to establish 
any order or relationship among the few records which have been collected. 

No further record of this man has been found. 
Issue: DERMON incomplete and uncertain 
KG II son 

d. before 1810. 

m. Catherine (b. before 1765) . 2 

Issue: DERMON 
KG III son 



b. 1784-1794. 
b. 1794-1800. 
b. 1800-1810. 



William 

Jonathon 

Isabella 



son 
daughter 

b. prior to 1765. 

b. 1765-1784. 

m. Sept. 29, 1796, Madison County, Ky., Moses Hiatt.* 



1. Jillson, Old Kentucky Entries ir Deeds, 1926, Military Warrants, p. 314. 

2. 1810 U. S. census, Rockcastle County, Ky. Catherine D Ermon with 2 females over 45; 1 female undo 
10; 1 male, 16-26; 1 male, 10-16. 

*. Kentucky State Historical Society Register, Vol. 27, p. 351. 

389 



390 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



KG II WILLIAM DERMON (bl765-al831), Rockcastle County, Ky. 

William Dermon, who may have been a son of John Armond, was first shown in the 
1810 census for Rockcastle County which listed him as born before 1765. 1 The tax list 
for Rockcastle County for 1812 lists him with 75 acres of land. He appears again in 
1813 and 1814, and not again until 1820, when he is shown with one only white male 
and no property. 2 He was last listed in 1831, indicating that he may have died soon 
thereafter. 

His wife, name not known, was born 1765-1770. 
Issue: DERMON 
KG III son [Fleming] 

b. circa 1792. 

h. first shown in 1811 tax list for Rockcastle County but 
not until 1813 was he shown as over 21. He served as 
a private, Capt. William Spratt's Company, Kentucky 
Militia, War of 1812, from Sept. 1, to Oct. 1, 1812. By 
1817, he had acquired 125 acres of land, and in 1828, he 
owned 50 acres on Skiggs Creek. In 1834, the county tax 
list showed he had an additional tract of 105 acres. His 
last assessment was in 1835. 8 
Issue: DERMON 
KG IV son 

b. 1825-1830. 
son 

b. 1835-1840. 

b. 1794-1800. 



son 



son 



daughter 
daughter 



b. 1800-1810. 



b. 1784-1794. 



b. 1800-1810. 



l 



1810 U. S. census, Rockcastle County, Ky. William Dermon with 1 male, over 45; 2 males, 10-16; 
1 male under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female. 16-26; 1 female under 10. 

2. Rockcastle County, Ky. Tax List for 1812 shows William Dermon with 75 acres. He is again shown 
in 1813, p. 4; and in 1814, p. 5. He disappears from the tax records of this county until 1820, p. 5, 
when he is listed with one only white male over 21 and no property, and again in 1821, 1822, 1824, 
1825, 1827, 1828, 1829, 18S0, and 1831. No further tax record. 

3. The 1811 tax list for Rockcastle County shows Fleming/Flemmon Dearman with 2 horses but not 
until 1813 was he listed as being over 21. By 1817, the tax list showed he had acquired 125 acres 
of land; in 1834, another tract of 105 acres was added to his assessment. His last assessment was in 1835. 
Kentucky Roster, War of 1812 (Hill), p. 63, records Fleming Dearmon, pvt, Sept. 1, 1812-Oct. 1, 
1812, Roll of Capt. William Spratts Company, 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Militia. 

Kentucky Land Grants (Jillson), p. 530. Fleming Derriman [sic], 50 acres, Book W, p. 397, Feb. 7, 

1828, Rockcastle County, Skiggs Creek. 

1830 U. S. census, Rockcastle County, Ky. Fleming Dearmon with 2 males, 30-40; 1 male under 5; 

1 female, 60-70; 1 female, 20-30. 

1840 U. S. census, Rockcastle County, Ky. Fleming Durham [sic] with 1 male, 40-50; 1 male, 10-15; 

1 male under 5; 1 female, 70-80; 1 female, 20-30. 



KG II JONATHON DEARMAN (al765-1822), Rockcastle County, Ky. 

Jonathon Dearman, who may have been a son of John Armond, was born 1765-1784. 
He served in the Kentucky Militia and was with a detachment which was dispatched to 
"Bury the Dead of the Wilderness" on April 2, 1793, under command of Capt. John 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 



391 



Wilkinson and Lieut. Joseph Lewis. 1 He was listed in the 1810 and 1820 census records 
only. 2 He was shown in the Rockcastle County Tax Lists first in 1811, with 150 acres 
and one only white male over 21. He was listed continuously thereafter through 1822 
but not afterward. Whether he followed his sons to Tennessee, and later to Alabama, or 
died in Rockcastle County, has not been determined. 

His wife, whose maiden name may have been 'Gipson', was born 1765-1784. 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG III John 



James 



Jones (Jonas) 



b. Dec. 15, 1798, Rockcastle County, Ky. 

b. 1800-1810, Rockcastle County, Ky. 

h. apparently removed to McMinn County, Tenn., with his 
brothers, John and Jones, after 1820, and settled in 
Benton County, Ala., between 1830 and 1840. No record 
of him has been found after 1840.* 
Issue: DeARMAN 

KG IV son 

daughter 



son 



daughter 



son 



daughter 



son 



b. 1820-1825. 
b. 1820-1825. 
b. 1825-1830. 
b. 1825-1830. 
b. 1830-1835. 
b. 1830-1835. 
b. 1835-1840. 



b. 1800-1810, Rockcastle County, Ky. 

h. removed first to McMinn County, Tenn., after 1820, 
and after 1830, to Benton County, Ala. No record of 
him in Benton County after 1840. 4 
m. his wife, name unknown, was born 1800-1810. 

Issue: DeARMAN 
KG IV son 

daughter 
daughter 
daughter 
daughter 
daughter 



b. 1825-1830. 

b. 1825-1830. 

b. 1830-1835. 

b. 1830-1835. 

b. 1835-1840. 

b. 1835-1840. 



392 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

daughter (PIsabella) 

b. 1800-1810. 
daughter 

b. 1800-1810. 
daughter 

b. 1800-1810. 



1. Kentucky State Historical Society Register, Vol. 30, p. 308: From Kentucky State Archives, General Ex- 
penditures 1793-1794, p. 40, Jan. 20, 1794. "To a detach't of Militia in the service of the State to 
Bury the Dead of the Wilderness road April 2, 1793, under command of Capt. John Wilkinson and 
Lieut. Joseph Lewis, for the whole pay and rations— 50 men" which included the name of Jonathon 
Dearman. Warrant issued for 26 pounds, 12 shillings. 

2. 1810 U. S. census, Rockcastle County, Ky. Jonathon D Ermon with 1 male, 26-45; 1 male, 10-16; 
2 males under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 3 females under 10. 

1820 U. S. census, Rockcastle County, Ky. Jon Dearmon with 1 male over 45; 2 males, 16-26; 2 
males under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 16-26; 2 females, 10-16; 2 females under 10. 

3. 1830 U. S. census, McMinn County, Tenn. James Dearmand with 1 male, 20-30; 2 males under 5; 
1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 

1840 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala. James Dearmon with 1 male, 30-40; 1 male, 20-30; 1 male, 
15-20; 1 male, 10-15; 1 male, 5-10; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 30-40; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 
15-20; 1 female, 10-15; 1 female, 5-10. Listed next to John, Isabella and Jonas. 

4. 1830 U. S. census, McMinn County, Tenn. Jonas Dearmand with 1 male, 20-30; 1 male under 5; 
1 female, 20-30; 1 female under 5. 

1840 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala. Jonas [name indecipherable] Dearman with 1 male, 30-40; 
1 male, 10-15; 1 female, 30-40; 1 female, 10-15; 2 females, 5-10; 2 females under 5. 

5. 1830 U. S. census for Benton County, Ala., lists Isabella Dearmon with 1 female, age 20-30; 1 
female, 5-10; 2 males, 5-10. This record indicates a widow with three small children, but there is 
no record of a fourth son of Jonathon. Her husband may have been a son of one of Jonathon's 
brothers. 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 393 

KG III JOHN DeARMAN (1798-1869), Benton County, Alabama 

John DeArman, son of Jonathon Dearman, was born in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, 
December 15, 1798. At the age of twenty he married, and after 1820 moved to Clark 
County, Kentucky, 1 where he remained until 1822. In 1822, he removed to McMinn 
County, Tennessee, and settled land which was being cleared of the Indians. About 
1830, he must have moved on to Alabama since he was not listed in the 1830 census in 
Tennessee and his son, Jasper, was born in Alabama in 1829, but apparently returned 
to Tennessee for awhile since his daughter, Delila was born in McMinn County in 1832. 
On December 31, 1832, he purchased the Choccolocco Valley in Benton County, Ala- 
bama, from Indian Chief Oconee and settled there, moving the Indians west. 2 He 
devoted the remainder of his life there to farming 3 and died, August 18, 1869. Benton 
County is now Calhoun County. 4 

He married in 1818, Stacy Taylor (b. 1797, Clark County, Ky.; d. Sept. 14, 1869. 
Benton County, Ala.) , daughter of Col. Thomas Taylor of Clark County, Ky. 

Issue: DeARMAN 
KG IV Taylor 

Jones 



Jonathon Gipson 
John Adams 
Lucinda 
Jasper 
Delila 
William 

Newton Bolivar 
James Tipton 



b. July 11, 1819, Rockcastle County, Ky. 

b. 1822, Clark County, Ky. 

b. Jan. 18, 1823, McMinn County, Tenn. 

b. June 26, 1827, McMinn County, Tenn. 

b. Jan. 1, 1828, McMinn County, Tenn. 

b. July 26, 1829, Benton County, Ala. 

b. 1832, McMinn County, Tenn. 

b. 1834, Benton County, Ala. 

b. Jan. 25, 1834, Benton County, Ala. 

b. Jan. 12, 1838, Benton County, Ala. 



1. 1820 U. S. census, Rockcastle County, Ky. John Dearmon with 1 male, 16-26; 1 male under 10; 1 
female, 16-26. 

2. From family history preserved by the descendants of our subject. 

3. 1840 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala., p. 1. John Dearmon with 1 male, 40-50; 1 male, 20-30; 
2 males, 15-20; 1 male, 10-15; 2 males, 5-10; 2 males under 5; 1 female, 40-50; 1 female, 15-20; 
1 female, 5-10. 

1850 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala. John Dearman, age 51, b. Ky., farmer, R.E. J4000.; Stacy, 
age 51, b. Ky.; Newton B., age 16, b. Ala., farmer; James T., age 12, b. Ala.; Samuel Fields, age 
20, b. Ga.; a laborer. 

4. Talladega County, Ala. Will Book A, p. 146. James McMahan deceased. John Dearmon, administrator. 
Jacob T. Bradford and James B. Vardiman, securities. Mar. 12, 1836. 

Ibid., Will Book B, p. 201, Jan. 3, 1842. John DeArmon and James Hagan, securities for guardian 
of minor heirs of James McMahan, deceased. Since our subject's son, John Adams DeArman married 
Into the McMahan family in 1849, there was, apparently, a close association between the two families. 



394 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



KG IV TAYLOR DeARMAN (1819-?), Benton County, Alabama 

Taylor DeArman, son of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in Rockcastle 
County, Kentucky, July 11, 1819. He was taken as a child by his parents to McMinn 
County, Tennessee, and later to Benton County, Alabama, where he grew to manhood. 
He was a farmer. 

He married first, Louisa Brooks (b. 1822, Ga.) .* 

He married second, Kate Morris. 

He married third, Shan Bice. 
Issue: DeARMAN first marriage 
KG V Stacy E. 



Wellington B. 
William J. (Billie) 

Margaret 
Elvira 8 

Brooks* 
Money* 
Jim* 



b. 1844, Benton County, Ala. 1 
m. Sim Hubbard. 

b. 1846, Benton County, Ala. 1 

b. Dec. 14, 1847, Benton County, Ala. 2 
m. Jane Fowler (d. Dec. 2, 1922) . 

b. 1849, Benton County, Ala. 1 

b. after 1850. 
m. Lum Crow. 

b. after 1850. 
m. Kate Garrett. 

b. after 1850. 

m. Taylor Bentley. 

b. after 1850. 
m. Lena Mellon. 



Kate* 



b. after 1850. 

m. Jim Hughes. 
Issue: DeARMAN second marriage 3 
KG V Nannie 

b. Benton County, Ala.; killed by a falling tree. 
Anna 

b. Benton County, Ala. 

m. Lon Pendergrass. 
Effie 

b. Benton County, Ala. 

m. Louis Dunston. 
Maude 

b. Benton County, Ala.; d. as a young woman. 
Issue: DeARMAN third marriage* 
KG V Mamie 

b. Benton County, Ala. 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 395 

Willie 

b. Benton County, Ala. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala., family 442. Taylor Dearman, age 30, b. Ky., farmer; R.E. 
$800.; Louisa, age 28, b. Ga.; Stacy E., age 6, b. Ala.; Wellington B., age 4, b. Ala.; Wm. J., age 2, 
b. Ala.; Margaret, age 2 months, b. Ala. 

2. From grave markers in DeArmanville [Ala.] cemetery. Father— W. J. DeArman— Dec. 14, 1847 — 
Mother— L. J. DeArman-Dec. 2, 1922. 

3. These names found in family history; some of them may be nicknames for preceding names obtained 
from census records. 

4. Talladega County, Ala. Will Book B, p. 195. Will of Margaret Storey, dated Mar. 7, 1854, probated, 
Feb. 5, 1859, who "was far advanced in years", makes bequests to sons, Alonza C; John F.; daughters, 
Nancy C. Cleghorn; Sarah F. Brooks; grandsons, John M. Brooks; James A. Storey, Joseph H. Storey, 
Wm. E. Storey, Alonzo D. Storey, Edward O. Storey, Wm. R. Storey, Edward M. Storey; grand- 
daughters, Louisa N. Dearmon; Mary E. Storey, Georgia Ann Nimmons. Witnesses, Andrew C. 
Cunningham and J. H. Cunningham. From this will we deduce that Louisa N. Dearmon was Louisa 
Brooks, daughter of Sarah F. Brooks, and a granddaughter of Margaret Storey, and a sister to John 
M. Brooks. 

KG IV JONES DeARMAN (1822-cl864), Benton County, Alabama 

Jones DeArman, son of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in Clark County, 
Kentucky, in 1822, and taken as an infant by his father to his new home in McMinn 
County, Tennessee. From there, he moved with his parents as a boy to Benton County, 
Alabama, where he grew to manhood. He became a farmer. 1 He was killed in the 
Civil War. 

He married, about 1847, Nancy Hawkins (b. 1833, S. C). 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG V James B. (Bunk) 

Philip 

Dillie 



Stacy 



Lon 



b. 1848, Benton County, Ala. 
m. Eliza Killebrew. 

b. Benton County, Ala. 
m. Luraney Cobb. 

b. Benton County, Ala. 
m. Lum Crow. 

b. Benton County, Ala. 
m. Lewis Pile. 

b. Benton County, Ala. 
m. Emmett Garrett. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala., 30th District, Family 182. Jones Dearman, age 28, b. Ky., 
farmer; Nancy, age 17, b. S. C; James B., age 2, b. Ala. 

KG IV JONATHON GIPSON DeARMAN (1823-1911), Benton County, Ala. 

Jonathon Gipson DeArman, son of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in 
McMinn County, Tennessee, January 18, 1823, the year after the family settled there. 
When he was 9 years old, the family removed to Benton County, Ala., where Jonathon 
grew to manhood and became a farmer. 1 He died at the home of his son, Thomas 
Sindusky, Mangum, Okla., February 19, 1911. 

He married, Oct. 5, 1845, Martha J. Gorman (b. 1827, Tenn.; d. Jan. 27, 1897). 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG V Mary A. (Mollie) 

b. 1847, Benton County, Ala. 



396 



Thomas Sin dusky 



Daniel 



Horace 



Lulu 



Elbert 



James 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 

m. Blake Carter. 

b. Oct. 24, 1850, Benton County, Ala. 

b. after 1850, Benton County, Ala. 
m. Willie Willie Harrison. 

b. after 1850, Benton County, Ala. 
m. Thenie Lanier. 

b. after 1850, Benton County, Ala. 
m. John Stokes. 

b. after 1850, Benton County, Ala. 
m. Bama Miles. 

b. after 1850, Benton County, Ala. 
m. Mrs. Suddeth. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Benton County. Ala., Family 443. J. G. Dearman, age 25, farmer, R.E. $1000, 
b. Tenn.; Martha J., age 23, b. Tenn.; Mary A, age 3, b. Ala. 

KG IV JOHN ADAMS DeARMAN (1827-1887), Jacksonville, Alabama 

John Adams DeArman, son of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in McMinn 
County, Tennessee, June 26, 1827, and taken as a child by his parents to Benton County, 
Alabama, where he grew to manhood. As a young man, he followed the pursuit of 
farming 1 which was interrupted by the Civil War. He served with the Alabama troops, 
being a colonel of the 73rd Alabama Regiment. After the war, he became probate 
judge at Jacksonville, Alabama, which post he held for 25 years. 2 He died, October 16, 
1888,' or November 1, 1887.* 

He married, September 14, 1849, Mary Isabel McMahan (b. Mar. 20, 1833, Ala.; d. 
April 2, 1922) , daughter of Washington & Delilah McMahan. 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG V Abram Taylor 

John Mack, Sr. 

Joseph 

Stacy 

Johnnie 



N.N. 



Annie 



b. Mar. 31, 1859, Oxford, Ala. 
b. after 1850. 4 
b. after 1850. 

b. after 1850. 
m. Bill Cook. 

b. after 1850. 
m. Vic Jackson. 

b. after 1850. 
m. Frank Fryan. 

b. after 1850. 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 



397 



Frank 






b. after 1850 


Bunk J. 






b. after 1850 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala., family 297. John A. Dearman, age 23, b. Tenn., farmer; 
Mary E., age 17, b. Ala.; James Burbaville, age 22, b. Ga., house carpenter. 

2. Courtesy, John Mack DeArman, Jr. 

3. Family history. 

4. "Mack" is evidently an abbreviation of his mother's maiden name 'McMahan'. 



KG IV LUCINDA DeARMAN (1828-?), Benton County, Alabama 

Lucinda DeArman, daughter of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in 
McMinn County, Tennessee, January 1, 1828, and taken by her parents to Benton 
County, Alabama, in 1832, where she grew to womanhood. 

She married William A. [Travis] Hudson. 
Issue: HUDSON 
KG V Delilah Ann 

m. first, Hannibal Wagoner, 
m. second, W. C. Mangham. 
Jonathon G. Sr. (Gip) 

b. Nov. 19, 1845; d. Sept. 16, 1901. 
m. first, Kittie Elston. 

m. second, Mary E. Foster, daughter of L. B. Foster and 
Mary E. Brown. 
Issue: HUDSON first marriage 
KG VI Dr. Travis 

m. Martha Esther DeArman, 
daughter of Thomas Sin- 
dusky DeArman (q. v.) 
second marriage 



Taylor 



Cabe 



Issue: 
KG VI 



HUDSON 

Clarence Brevard 1 

Foster 

Annie Lou 

Lydia 

Keener 

Harold 

Mary 

Jonathon G. Jr. 



b. Mar. 5, 1896, Oxford, Ala. 1 
h. wholesale produce dealer, 
m. lone Moore, dau. Dr. Chas. 

Hamilton Moore & Mabel 

Mayer. 

Issue: HUDSON 
KG VII Jonathon G. Ill 



m. Anna Garrett. 



m. Sue Allen. 



1. See Related Families, Clarence Brevard Hudson. 

2. Alabama Blue Book, 1929, p. 391. 



398 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

KG IV JASPER DeARMAN (1829-1907), Benton County, Alabama 

Jasper DeArman, son of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in Benton 
County, Alabama, July 26, 1829. 1 In 1832, his father moved permanently to Benton 
County, Alabama, where Jasper grew to manhood. He died January 1907. 

He married first, 1850, 1 Amanda Haywood (b. 1830, Ga.) . 

He married second, 1899, Betty Stovall, by whom he had no issue. 
Issue: DeARMAN first marriage 
KG V Callie 

m. Ed Seaman. 



Alice 

John 

Laura 

Sudie 

Agnes 

Lee 

Norton 
Thomas 



d. as a young woman, 
m. Lizzie Fowler, 
m. Art Atkins, 
m. Sam Lloyd, 
m. John Beasley. 
m. John Wilson. 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Randolph County, Ala., family 304, beat 15. Jasper DeArmond, age 24, b. Ala.; 
m. during the year to Amanda, age 20, b. Ga.; Franklin, age 14, b. Ala. [Franklin is hard to explain; 
he may have been a son of one of Jasper's uncles; that is, if his full name was 'Franklin DeArman'.] 

KG IV DELILAH DeARMAN (1832-?), Benton County, Alabama 

Delilah DeArman, daughter of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in 1832 
in McMinn County, Tennessee. 1 Later in the same year, her father settled permanently 
in Benton County, Alabama, where she grew to womanhood. 

She married, about 1847, J. Abe Turnipseed (b. 1833, Ala.) , a merchant. 
Issue: TURNIPSEED 
KG V William O. 

b. 1848, Alabama. 

m. first, Mattie Gibson. 

m. sicond, Dora Hingston. 

m. Montgomery Davenport. 



Katherine 



1. 1850 U. S. census, Benton County, Ala. J. A. Turnipseed, age 17, b. Ala., a merchant worth $800.; 
Delilah, age 18, b. Tenn.; William O., age 2, b. Ala. 

KG IV NEWTON BOLIVAR (Bunk) DeARMAN (1834-1915), Calhoun County, Ala. 

Newton Bolivar DeArman [better known as "Bunk"], son of John DeArman and 
Stacy Taylor, was born in Benton [now Calhoun] County, Alabama, January 25, 1834. 
Apparently, he lived out his life in the same county. He died, February 15, 1915. 

He married, September 14, 1865, Amanda Cummings. 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG V Cloudie 

d. at the age of 1 1 months. 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 



399 



Zip 



Oco 1 



Pet 



May 



b. Dec. 8, 1867; d. Mar. 11. 1933. 
m. Thomas H. Allen. 

b. 1870; d. 1932. 
m. Lela McDaniel. 

b. Sept. 16, 1871; d. April 19, 1944. 
m. D. C. Wright. 

m. Asa Allen. 



1. This boy was born in Choccolocco Valley; is there any connection between that fact and his name, 
or is the name we have a nickname only? 

KG IV JAMES TIPTON DeARMAN (1838-?), Anniston, Alabama 

James Tipton DeArman, son of John DeArman and Stacy Taylor, was born in Benton 
County, Alabama, January 12, 1838. He died at Anniston, Alabama. 

He married, December 24, 1865, Eva Borders Elston (d. Feb. 10, 1905), ninth child 
of Allen Elston and Martha Humphreys. 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG V Alma Newell 

b. Nov. 14, 1866, Benton County, Ala.; d. June 14, 1891, 

Anniston, Ala. 
m. Jan. 23, 1884, William C. Borders. 

Issue: BORDERS 
KG VI Sam T. ' 

b. June 14, 1885; r. DeAr- 
manville, Ala. 
Sallie 

b. May 2, 1887. 

m. W. O. Chitwood. 



Cleff Elston 



Kittie Turnipseed 



b. June 21, 1869, Benton County, Ala.; d. Apr. 28, 1901. 
m. Dec. 28, 1898, Lucy Methvin of Senoia, Ga.; (d. April, 

1911). 

Issue: none. 

b. July 20, 1873, Benton County, Ala.; r. Anniston, Ala. 
m. Dec. 27, 1894, Dan R. Methvin. 

Issue: METHVIN 
KG VI Eva Lucile 





b. Oct. 4, 1895. 




m. — Dye. 


D. T. 






b. Aug. 12, 1897. 


Cleff Leon 




T) r\\i 


b. Sept. 26, 1899 


i\.oy 


b. Apr. 22, 1901. 



400 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Louie Jones, Sr. 
Reth Evelyn 



Pearl 



Paul 
Kittie Ruth 



b. Sept. 3, 1903. 
b. Oct. 14, 1909. 



b. Oct. 31, 1875, DeArmanville, Ala. 

b. July 9, 1878, Benton County, Ala. 

m. Apr. 4, 1906, James Walter McClurkin of Anniston. 
Ala. 
Issue: McCLURKIN 
KG VI James Avery 



Evelyn Pearl 
Louie Walter 
Sarah Retha 



b. June 7, 1907. 
b. May 31, 1910. 
b. Jan. 14, 1918. 
b. May 10, 191—. 



b. May 15, 1883, Benton County, Ala.; r. Heflin, Ala. 
m. Dec. 20, 1910, Foster Pierce Owens of Heflin, Ala. 

Issue: OWENS 
KG VI Foster Pierce, Jr. 

b. Aug. 25, 1913. 
Retha Eva 

b. Nov. 18, 1916. 
Annie Pearl 

b. Jan. 14, 1920. 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 401 

KG V THOMAS SINDUSKY DeARMAN (1850-1936), Mangum, Okla. 

Thomas Sindusky DeArman, son of Jonathon Gipson DeArman and Martha Gorman, 
was born in Benton (now Calhoun) County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1850. He obtained his 
education at Oxford College, Oxford, Ala., where he continued to live until 1878, when 
he removed to Texas and made his home at Kerens. He moved to Hico, Texas, in 
1900, and two years later moved to Walnut Springs, Texas. In 1905, he removed to 
Mangum, Oklahoma, where he made his home until his death. He was a farmer and 
banker, and was president of Guaranty State Bank of Mangum, Okla. He was an out- 
standing layman in the Methodist church. He died at Mangum, Okla., Oct. 24, 1936. * 

He married at DeArmanville, Ala., Oct. 11, 1871, Caroline Esther Mellon (b. Sept. 
28, 1848, Corinth, Ga.; d. Oct. 27, 1938, Mangum, Okla.), daughter of William Edward 
Mellon and Caroline Esther Reed. 

Issue: DeARMAN 
KG VI William Temple 

Tommie Gerblick 

Milton Mellon 
Martha Esther 



b. Oct. 2, 1872, Oxford, Ala. 
m. Mattie Albritton. 

b. Jan. 5, 1876, Oxford, Ala. 
m. Elbert Hurst. 

b. May 21, 1878, Oxford, Ala. 

b. Sept. 24, 1883, Kerens, Texas. 

m. Dr. Travis Hudson, son of Jonathon G. (Gip) Hudson 

and Kittie Elston, and a grandson of Lucinda DeArman 

(q.v.). 



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KG V ABRAM TAYLOR DeARMAN (1859-1887), Pratt City, Alabama 

Abram Taylor DeArman, son of John Adams DeArman and Mary Isabel McMahan, 
was born at Oxford, Alabama, March 31, 1859. He died, October 3, 1887, at Pratt City, 
Alabama, at the age of 28. 

He married Emma Wilson (b. 1861, Jacksonville, Ala.; d. 1881, Jacksonville, Ala.). 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG VI Arthur Garfield 

b. Dec. 6, 1880, Jacksonville, Ala.; was orphaned as a 
child. 

h. in the sand and gravel business at Spruce Pine, Ala., 
for more than 35 years. 

m. April 14, 1908, Annie Lee Scharnagel (b. Apr. 13, 
1890), daughter of Alexander C. and Alice C. Schar- 
nagel. 
Issue: DeARMAN 

KG VII Earl Wilson 

b. Feb. 22, 1910; r. Florence, 
Ala. 

m. June 24, 1938, Mary Lou- 
ise Wilson. 



402 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Grace 



Alice Ruth 



Arthur Raymond 



b. Jan. 18, 1912; r. Spruce 

Pine, Ala. 
m. Grady Sockwell. 

Issue: SOCKWELL 
KG VIII Grady, Jr., b. 1932. 

b. Oct. 25, 1913. 
m. Odis Aldridge. 

b. Aug. 20, 1918; r. Spruce 
Pine, Ala. 



KG V JOHN MACK DeARMAN, SR. (al850-1907), Coalburg, Alabama 

John Mack DeArman, Sr., son of John Adams DeArman and Mary Isabel McMahan, 
was born not earlier than 1850, in St. Clair County, Alabama. He died June 26, 1907. 
He married Julia Petty Williams. 
Issue: DeARMAN incomplete 
KG VI John Mack, Jr. 

b. Jan. 21, 1893, Coalburg, Ala.; r. Birmingham, Ala. 
m. June 16, 1916, Laura Grace Paul (b. Nov. 27, 1900), 
daughter of James M. Paul and Callie Letherwood. 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG VII Jewel Julie 



Charlotte Marie 



John Mack III 



Emmett Louis 



Mary Theresa 



Bobbie Jean 



b. May 20, 1917. 

m. May 31, 1942, - Elenburg. 

b. June 12, 1920. 

m. July 12, 1937, - Brooks. 

b. Mar. 29, 1922. 
m. Dec. 20, 1945. 

b. Nov. 15, 1923; r. Birming- 
ham, Ala. 

m. Oct. 28, 1942, Elma Cath- 
ryn Shaw (b. Apr. 23, 
1925) , dau. Elmer Edwin 
Shaw & Margie Thomas. 
Issue: DeARMAN 

KG VIII Paula Diane, b. 
Aug. 18, 1944, Birmingham, 
Ala.; Richard Louis, b. 
Oct. 10, 1947, Birmingham, 
Ala. 



b. Dec. 8, 1925. 
m. April 13, 1942, 

b. May 29, 1935. 



Caslin. 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 



403 



KG V LOUIE JONES DeARMAN, SR. (1875-1936), Fairfield, Alabama 

Louie Jones DeArman, Sr., son of James Tipton DeArman and Eva Borders Elston, 
was born at DeArmanville, Alabama, October 31, 1875. He made his home at Fairfield, 
Alabama, but died at Birmingham, February 6, 1936. 

He married, June 27, 1899, Ida Rosalia Brightman of Anniston, Alabama, daughter 
of John Calvin Brightman and Virginia Wingfield. 

Issue: DeARMAN 
KG VI Hubert Prior 

Evelyn Louise 



Cleff Elston II 



Retha Gertrude 



Ida Margaret 



twins: 



Louie Jones, Jr. 



b. Oct. 29, 1900. 

b. Sept. 18, 1902. 

m. James Newton Smith. 



b. Dec. 15, 1904, Anniston, Ala.; r. Birmingham, Ala. 

m. Sept. 26, 1931, Florence Holtz (b. Mar. 12, 1907), daugh- 
ter of Henry Holtz and Mary Charoz. 
Issue: DeARMAN 

KG VII Kenneth Elston 



Mary Lou 

Marian Virginia 
Henry Wayne 



b. Jan. 18, 1934; d. Jan. 11, 
1942. 

b. Dec. 2, 1937; d. Dec. 5, 
1937. 

b. Jan. 30, 1939. 

b. April 6, 1946. 



b. Nov. 3, 1906, Woodlawn, Ala. 

m. June 21, 1925, Thurman Earl Brandon (b. July 1, 
1905) , son of Thomas Early Brandon (d. May 6, 1940) 
and Lela Moss (b. July 22, 1878) . 
Issue: BRANDON 
KG VII Thurman Earl, Jr. 

b. April 29, 1926. 
m. Aug. 7, 1948. 

Issue: BRANDON 
KG VIII John Earl, b. Apr. 
10, 1952. 

b. April 6, 1911, Birmingham, Ala.; r. Tempe, Arizona. 
m. June 29, 1934, David P. McMillan, Jr. (b. Oct. 4, 1905) , 

son of David P. McMillan, Sr. and Helen Blair. 

Issue: none (1951). 

b. April 6, 1911, Birmingham, Ala. 

m. Mar. 11, 1938, Margaret Amelia Thompson (b. Feb. 

23, 1917) , daughter of Daniel Oliver Thompson and 

Lottie E. Lockhart. 



404 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Issue: DeARMAN 
KG VII Louie Jones III 

b. Feb. 3, 1939. 
Mimi 

b. Nov. 1, 1940. 

Virginia Lorraine 

b. June 29, 1913, Fairfield, Ala.; d. May 20, 1934. 



LINE M-DeARMAN FAMILY 405 

KG VI DR. MILTON MELLON DeARMAN (1878-1944), Miami, Okla. 

Dr. Milton Mellon DeArman, son of Thomas Sindusky DeArman and Caroline Esther 
Mellon, was born in Calhoun County, Alabama, May 21, 1878. He was taken by his 
parents to Kerens, Texas, at the age of 6 months, where he grew to manhood. He took 
his pre-medical studies at Southern Methodist University, Georgetown, Texas, and 
graduated in medicine and surgery from the College of Medicine, University of Ten- 
nessee, then located at Nashville, in March 1900. He established himself in practice at 
Mangum, Oklahoma, in 1902, where he remained until 1918, when he removed to Miami, 
Oklahoma. In 1908, he took a post graduate course in surgery at London, England. He 
practiced medicine and surgery for 44 years and was recognized as one of the outstanding 
surgeons of Oklahoma. He was also president of the Security Bank and Trust Company, 
Miami, Oklahoma, for 25 years, and was active in other business enterprises. He died at 
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1944. 1 

He married at Kerens, Texas, May 17, 1900, Mary Ellen Lambert (b. Mar. 8, 1880, 
Ennis, Texas) , daughter of Robert Lambert and Susan Curry; Rev. Will Garvin, 
officiating. 

Issue: DeARMAN 
KG VII Dr. Thomas Milton 

b. Jan. 26, 1902, Fairy, Texas. 

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406 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

KG VII DR. THOMAS MILTON DeARMAN (1902-1935), Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Dr. Thomas Milton DeArman, son of Dr. Milton Mellon DeArman and Mary Ellen 
Lambert, was born at Fairy, Texas, Jan. 26, 1902. He spent his boyhood at Mangum, 
Okla., and removed to Miami, Okla., with his parents in 1918, where he graduated from 
high school, May 1919. He attended the University of Missouri for one year, and 
received his B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and his doctorate in 
medicine and surgery from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, May 1927. He 
entered practice with his father at Miami, Okla. He died Jan. 29, 1935, at Oklahoma 
City. 1 

He married at Norman, Okla., Feb. 27, 1926, Bess Hall (b. Sept. 3, 1901, Dallas, 
Texas) , daughter of Samuel C. and Sally Hall. 

Issue: DeARMAN 
KG VIII Thomas Milton, Jr. 

b. Nov. 28, 1927, Oklahoma City, Okla. 
h. graduate, Kemper Military School of Missouri, May 
1945; B.S. degree from University of Oklahoma, Nor- 
man. Enlisted, U. S. Coast Guard, 1945, and served one 
year. 1 Now with Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa, Okla. 
(1954) . 
m. Aug. 24, 1947, Miami, Okla., Earline June Gaines, 
daughter of Earl Gaines and Ora Jones. 
Issue: DeARMAN 
KG IX Mar>' Deborah 



William Milton 



Jan. 29, 1949, Norman, 
Okla. 

Apr. 27, 1951, Norman, 
Okla. 



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GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 

ALABAMA 
BENTON COUNTY 

Dearman, Isabella. 1830 U. S. census, p. 1, with 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 5-10; 2 

males, 5-10. See Line M. 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

Dearmond, Columbus, Montgomery, Ala., had government land, Nov. 10, 1887. 
DeArmon, George, had government land, Nov. 16, 1897. 

U. S. Land Office. 
MORGAN COUNTY 

DeArmon, Lidia, age 33, b. Tenn., living with family of James H. Blain. 

DeArmon, Russel, age 19, b. Tenn., occupation, clerk. 

1850 U. S. census, family 51, living with James H. Blain, Division 10. 
DeArman, Lydia, m. Harvey Howard, April 30, 1841, by John Ormond, J. P. 

Morgan County Marriage Book A, p. 397. 
WALKER COUNTY 

Dearmond, Lucretia. 1830 U. S. census, p. 254. 1 female, 40-50; 2 females, 10-15; 1 

male, 20-30. 

CONNECTICUT 

Dermont, Stephen [or Dormond]. Revolutionary War Pension BLW-|-5701-Sgt-Issued 
Oct. 16, 1789, to Thodosius Fowler. No Papers. U. S. Pension Office. 

DELAWARE 

NEWCASTLE COUNTY 

Dearmond, John, private, Capt. John Boggs' Company 2nd Battn, Delaware Militia, 

commanded by Col. Couch. His name appears on the company muster roll covering 

the period from Dec. 17 to 27, year not shown. No further record found. Adjutant 

General's Office. 
Dearmont, John, rank not stated, Capt. Carson's Company, 2nd Regiment (New 

Castle County) , Delaware Militia. His name appears on an undated return of the 

absentees in the Western District of White Claycreek on Muster Days, Sept. 26, 

1778, and Oct. 31, which shows "Days 2". 

[See John Dearmont, Fauquier County, Va., Line G] Adjutant General's Office. 

GEORGIA 

CATOOSA COUNTY 

Dearmon, Jane, m. June 21, 1863, John W. Lender [or Sender], perhaps by Nathaniel 
Anderson, Ordinary, although return was not signed. Marriage Records. 
JEFFERSON COUNTY 

DeArmond, Elizabeth. 1830 U. S. census. 1 female, 80-90; 1 female, 15-20. 
MURRAY COUNTY 

Dearmond, Mary, m. Oct. 15, 1843, H. B. Rainey, by M. P. Vernell, J. P. Marriage 
Records, Book B, p. 124. 
WALKER COUNTY 

DeArmond, W. O., m. Nov. 5, 1938, Evelyne M. Scott, by Albert L. Ellis, N. P. & J. P. 

Marriage Records, Book 13, p. 476. 
Deamon, William R., age 25, b. not given, a well digger. 1850 U. S. census. 

407 



408 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Deamon, Nancy, age 26, b. Term., wife of William R. 1850 U. S. census. 
Deamon, Isouri M., age 5, b. Term., dau. of William R. 1850 U. S. census. 
Deamon, Nathaniel A., age 3, b. Ga. ( son of William R. 1850 U. S. census. 
Deamon, Cealey E., age 20, b. Ga. 1850 U. S. census. 

IDAHO 

IDAHO COUNTY 

DeArmond, Ethel; r. Grangeville; m. Everett Johnstone. 
DeArmond, Opal; r. Grangeville; m. Prince Johnstone. 



INDIANA 

DEARBORN COUNTY 

DeArmond, J. M., 1st sgt, 37th Regt., organized in Lawrenceburg, Sept. 18, 1861. 
August J. Reiffl, History of Franklin County, p. 297. 
FAYETTE COUNTY 

DeArmond, William, with 2 males under 5; 2 males, 5-10; 1 male, 10-15; 1 male, 30-40; 
1 female under 5; 1 female, 10-15; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 30-40. 1830 U. S. 
census, Vol. 3, p. 8. 
FRANKLIN COUNTY 
DeArmond, John 

b. May 8, 1811; wife, Catherine (b. May 8, 1817) 1 
Issue: DeARMOND 
Elmore (q.v.) 

b. Mar. 21, 1832, Franklin 
County, Ind. 

b. Franklin County, Ind.; 

wife, Laura. 
h. a veteran of the Civil War. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
Madge (Potts) 

b. Franklin County, Ind. 

h. descendants were: John, r. 
Redkey, Ind., a retired 
school teacher; Jack, Lee, 
Louella. 



DeArmond, Elmore 



Conrad (Coon) 



Marshall 5 



b. Mar. 21, 1832, near Laurel, Franklin County, a son of 
John DeArmond (q.v.); d. April 12, 1918. He was a 
farmer and a Mason, 
m. first, Jan. 26, 1858, Hannah Young (b. May 29, 1837; 

d. April 19, 1862). 
m. second, Lucy Jane Verte (b. Mar. 5, 1832, Shelby 

County, Ind.; d. Apr. 15, 1912, Redkey, Ind.). 
Issue: DeARMOND first marriage 
John Riley (q.v.) 

b. Oct. 28, 1858. 
Victoria Kansas (q.v.) 

b. Mar. 19, 1860. 



DeArmond, John Riley 3 



UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 409 

James 

b. Jan. 20, 1862; d. Dec. 10, 
1862. 
Issue: DeARMOND second marriage 
Susanna 

b. July 20, 1865; d. same day. 
Laura Bell 

b. Sept. 9, 1867; d. same day. 
Adam Elmore (q.v.) 

b. Sept. 5, 1868. 
Eva Luella 

b. May 29, 1872, Redkey, Ind. 
m. Lon McClung. 
Issue: 2 daughters. 

b. Oct. 28, 1858, near Laurel, Franklin County, son of 

Elmore DeArmond (q.v.); d. June 11, 1930, a farmer and 

a Mason, 
m. Amanda Jarnagin (b. Mar. 29, — ) , dau. Anthony Jar- 

nagin of Randolph County, Ind., and Mary Jane — . 

Issue: DeARMOND 



Donnie 




Bertie 






d. at age of 12. 


Etta 






b. Redkey, Ind.; d. at age of 




20. 




m. Will Barnell. 




Issue: BARNELL 




John Riley, r. 




Muncie, Ind. 


Lawrence 






b. Redkey, Ind. 




m. Inez Steed. 


Orie 






d. at age of 12. 



DeArmond, Victoria Kansas 

b. Mar. 19, 1860, at Laurel, Franklin County; dau. Elmore 
DeArmond (q.v.) ; d. June 15, 1918, Redkey. 

m. Aug. 11, 1877, at Portland, Ind., Lewis Dill (b. Sept. 
24, 1854, Randolph County; d. Nov. 15, 1930, Redkey), 
son of Solomon Dill (b. Dec. 12, 1820, Green County, 
Ohio) and Cynthia Bosts (b. Nov. 2, 1828, Green Coun- 
ty, Ohio) ; Rev. Cams, officiating. 
Issue: none. 

DeArmond, Adam Elmore 5 

b. Sept. 5, 1868, Powers Station, Jay County, Ind., son of 
Elmore DeArmond (q.v.) ; d. Oct. 28, 1940. 

h. was a painter; lived for 44 years in Albany; was killed 
by a freight train at a grade crossing in Albany. 



410 DeARMOND FAMILIES 



m. Millie I. Stoner of Fairview, Ind., dau. Demetris and 
Lucy Jane Stoner. 



Issue: DeARMOND 
Gerald Stoner 



Sibyl Lucile 



DeArmond, Charles* 

Issue: DeARMOND 
Gladys 



b. Aug. 16, 1900, Albany, Ind. 
r. 1212 Coles Blvd., Ports- 
mouth, Ohio. 

m. Ruth Christine Ressinger. 

b. Sept. 26, 1904, Albany, Ind. 

r.Antioch, 111. 
m. Emil Steiskal. 



r. Redkey, Ind. 



1. Since Franklin County is contiguous to Butler County, Ohio, the author attempted to connect this 
subject with the descendants of Thomas Dearmond [Line E] but found no proof of any connection. 

2. Letter from Mrs. Ossie May Dill, dated Dec. 10, 1940, says: "There were cousins of Elmer DeArmond, 
one of whom is a John DeArmond, retired school teacher, south of town [Redkey, Ind.]. He had 
brothers, Jack, Lee, Louella". 

3. "John DeArmond is one of the few living former students of Old Academy of Franklin County, in 
1915." August J. Reiffl, History of Franklin County, p. 391; also, Family Record Society, Family 45. 

4. Mrs. Ossie May Dill writes: "I attended the funeral of Adam DeArmond and met Gladys DeArmond, 
daughter of Charley DeArmond (deceased) who said the DeArmonds went from Kentucky to Laurel, 
Indiana. She lives with her mother and stepfather, Jim McVeigh, R.F.D., Redkey, Indiana". 

5. Family Record Society, Family 43. 

KENTUCKY 

GARRARD COUNTY 

Dermin, Clary, m. June 11, 1801, Stephen Cummins. Mrs. H. K. McAdams, Kentucky 
Pioneer & Court Records, p. 108. 
AT LARGE 

Dearmond, John, pvt, Mar. 29, 1813-Oct. 29, 1813, died. Capt. Isaac Grays Co., Bos- 
wells Regiment, Kentucky Detached Militia (Capt. Gray of Bates County, and John 
Boswell of Harrison County). Hill, Kentucky Roster, War of 1812, p. 91. 
PULASKI COUNTY 

Arman, Thomas. Enlisted in the 12th Virginia Regiment, Aug. 12, 1777, and served 
about 3 years. He married in 1787 or 1788 in Rutherford County, N. C, and after- 
wards lived in Pulaski County, Ky. About 1827, he removed to St. Francis County, 
Missouri, where he died, Aug. 1831 [or Aug. 12, 1833]. He married, 1787-1788, in 
Rutherford County, N. C, Charity - (b. Dec. 13, 1759; d. Feb. 19, 1845, Pulaski 
County, Ky.) . After the death of her husband in Missouri, Charity returned to 
Pulaski County, Ky., and made her home with her daughter, Mary Arman Ashley. 
Issue: ARMON 
Nancy 

b. circa 1791. 

m. William Dagget. 

Mary 

b. Sept. 13, 1793. 

m. Charles Ashley (b. Jan. 23, 1789) . 
Issue: ASHLEY 



UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 411 

Callaway 



Moses 

Thomas 

Cinsy 

Andy 

Susannah 

Elizabeth 



b. Apr. 12, 1811. 
b. July 17, 1815. 
b. May 2, 1818. 
b. June, 182-. 
b. April, 1823. 
b. Jan., 1828. 

b. April, 1829. 



Henry 
Thomas 

b. circa 1800. 
Elizabeth 

m. George Crump; r. St. Francis County, Missouri. 
See Appendix— Revolutionary War Pension No. W-8332, also Missouri Agency Rolls 

No. 19^14. 
No. 19,214. 

LOUISIANA 

ASCENSION PARISH 

DeArmond, Loretta m. 1910, Roderick M. Singletary. Marriage Records. 
EAST FELICIANA PARISH 

D'Armond, Annie C. Index to Conveyances, Dec. 6, 1892. 

Dearmond, Eliza H., m. Feb. 28, 1847, Thomas Felps. Marriage Records, Book A, p. 117. 

Deannond, Harriet, m. Jan. 25, 1885, William Butler. Marriage Records, Book 20, 
p. 252. 

Dearmond, Jeanie, Dec. 10, 1925. Index to Conveyances. 

Dearmond, Lucinda M., m. Nov. 22, 1855, John W. Hobgood. [See Malissa Dear- 
mond, Line A-l.] Marriage Records, Book A, p. 371. 

DeArmond, Ruth Mc, July 27, 1936. Index to Conveyances. 

D'Armond, W. E., Dec. 3, 1932. Index to Conveyances. 
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH 

DeArmond, Blanche J., m. 1932, J. D. Tice. Marriage Records. 

DeArmond, M. J., m. 1936, Wilda Stanga. Marriage Records. 

NEW JERSEY 

GLOUCESTER 

Darmon, Jessie, m. May 7, 1783, Abigail Pew. New Jersey Archives, Series I, Vol. 22, 
p. 102. 
ST. HOLLY 

Dearmon, James, private, Capt. John Ross' Company, Col. Elias Dayton's battalion 
of forces raised in the State of New Jersey. His name appears on the company 
muster roll covering the period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 6, 1776, dated in Camp Ticon- 
deroga, Dec. 6, 1776, which roll shows commencement of Muster, Oct. 1. His name 
also appears on the company muster roll covering the period from Dec. 7, 1776, 



412 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



to Feb. 23, 1777, dated in garrison on Mt. Independence, Feb. 23, 1777, which 
shows: "On Guard". 
Dearmond, James (also shown as 'Dearmont', 'Deharmond', 'DeErmond', 'Deharman', 
'DeHarmond') , private, Capt. John Ross' Company, also designated Col. Elias 
Dayton's Company, 3rd New Jersey Regiment, commanded by Col. Elias Dayton. 
He enlisted January 30, 1777, for the war; was reported on the company muster 
roll for October 1778; sick at home on October 23, and was reported on subsequent 
muster rolls on file in this office to include the muster roll for November and De- 
cember 1779; sick at home or sick at St. Holly, and on the muster roll for January 
and February 1780, was reported, "Deserted Feb. 1". Adjutant General's Office. 



NEW YORK 



TOMKINS COUNTY 
Dearman, George 



r. Groton, Tompkins County, a farmer, 
b. 1764, Harrington, Bergen County, New Jersey, 
h. left Bergen County, N. J., about 1789, and resided 
afterwards in Groton, N. Y. See Appendix, George 
Dearman, Pension Application, Revolutionary War. 
ORANGE COUNTY 

DeArman, George. 1800 U. S. census, with 1 male, 26-45; 1 male, 10-16; 2 males under 
10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 16-26; 2 females under 10. 

r. Warwick. 
Issue: DEARMAN 
Mary Ann 



Hannah 

Sally Maria 

David 
George 
Henry 
Jane 

See Appendix, George Dearman, Pension Application. 



b. 1797; m. — Notingham. 

h. a spinster. 

m. Flandrav (or Flandron) . 



m. — Sutlif. 



PENNSYLVANIA 

AT LARGE 

Deyarmand, John, tax collector, 1777-1778. American Monthly, Rev. Records, p. 9. 
Deyarmond, John, m. Jenny Guinn, Apr. 4, 1805. Penn. Notes if Queries, Series I, 
Marriages. 
ALLEGHENY COUNTY 
Deyerman, Thomas 1 

b. in Ireland and settled first in Philadelphia; later, Oak- 
dale and Noblestown in Allegheny County, Penna. 
Later removed to Norwich, Ohio. Had a brother, Rob- 
ert, also b. Ireland. 

m. Susan Jane Kennedy, b. Ireland, sister of John Kennedy 
of Belfast, Ireland. 



UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 



413 



Issue: DEYERMAN 
Thomas 



John 
Mary 



James Kennedy 

Robert Henry 

Annie Jane 
Ettie Elizabeth 

Fannie E. 

Fred Moorehead 



b. Ireland; d. aged about 80, 

at Norwich, Ohio, 
m. Sarah Larimer. 

Issue: none. 

b. Ireland; a bachelor; d. 
Urichsville, Ohio. 

b. Oakdale, Penna. 
m. Dave Vogel. 

Issue: VOGEL 

Albert F., Robert, Thomas, 

Dollie (Spangler) , Etta 

(Pennell). 

b. Oakdale, Penna.; a bach- 
elor; r. Zanesville, Ohio. 

b. Oakdale, Penna.; bachelor; 
r. Norwich, Ohio. 

b. Norwich, Ohio; d. single. 

b. Norwich, Ohio; r. Urichs- 
ville, O. 
m. Gilbert Combs. 

b. Norwich, Ohio, 
m. Henry Sholtz; r. Zanes- 
ville, Ohio. 

b. Norwich, Ohio; d. single, 
at Zanesville, Ohio. 



BEDFORD COUNTY 

Dearmin, James, received depreciation pay for services in the Bedford County militia, 
as a private. Penna. Archives, Series V, Vol. 4, p. 236. 

BLAIR COUNTY 

Dearmit, John, age 48, b. Penna., blacksmith; Ruth, age 32, b. Penna.; Rebecca, age 
23, b. Penna.; Beryhill, age 20, b. Penna.; Fester M., age 17, b. Penna.; Thomas, 
age 14, b. Penna.; Ann M., age 15, b. Penna.; Vinton, age 11, b. Penna.; Potter V., 
age 6, b. Penna.; Charlotte M., age 3, b. Penna.; Junietta, age 1, b. Penna. 1850 
U. S. census, Blair County, for Gaysport borough, p. 155; r. 91. 

COLUMBIA COUNTY 

Dearmer, John, with 1 male, 18-26; 1 male under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female under 

10. 1820 U. S. census, for Hemlock twsp. 
Dearmer, John, with 1 male, 40-50; 1 male, 15-20; 1 male, 5-10; 1 female, 40-50; 1 
female, 15-20;' 1 female, 10-15. 1840 U. S. census, for Liberty twsp. 



414 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY 

Deimond, Henry, Derry twsp., taxed for 137 acres, 2 horses, cattle; tax 9.5.8. 
FRANKLIN COUNTY 

Dearman, Hannah, with 3 females. 1790 U. S. census for Fannet, Hamilton, Letter- 

kenny, Montgomery, Peters hasps. 
Deyermon, John, Antrim twsp, taxes 1791 with 2 cows; 1793 as John Durmond; 
1794, with 2 cows; 1799 as John Deyermond, Junr. with 1 cow; 1807 with 1 cow. 
HUNTINGDON COUNTY 
Dearmond, A., with 1 male, 26-45; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female, 16-26; 1 female under 10. 

1810 U. S. census, for Shirley twsp. 
Dearmont, Daniel, Hopewell twsp, taxed in 1788, with 50 acres; 1 horse, 1 cattle; 

tax 3.1. Penn. Archives, Series III, Vol. 22, p. 355. 
Dimond, Daniel, 1790, with 2 males over 16; 4 males under 16; 4 females. 1790 U. S. 

census, p. 123. 
Dearmont, Daniel, recorded in 1812 as owning acreage. History of Huntingdon 

County, Penna., p. 272. 
Dearmond, J., Shirley twsp, with 1 male, 26-45; 1 female, 26-45. 1810 U. S. census, 
for Shirley tiusp. 
LANCASTER COUNTY 

Deyermond, Robert, Hanover twsp, signed a petition against division of the township 
in 1769. Penna. State Library, Harrisburg. 
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY 

Deamond, Mary, m. James Brant, Mar. 22, 1788, Third Presbyterian Church, Phila- 
delphia. Penna. Archives, Series II, Vol. 9, p. 540. 
WASHINGTON COUNTY 

Dermont, James, listed with the Rangers of the Frontiers, 1778-1783; shown again on 

same page 'James Dermint'. Penna. Archives, Series III, Vol. 23, p. 207. 
Dearmond, Samuel, taxed in 1781 as a single man with 1 horse. Penna. Archives, 
Series III, Vol. 22, p. 725. 
WESTMORELAND COUNTY 2 

Dearmond, Agnes, b. Westmoreland County; m. Benjamin Brown (b. circa 1760; d. 
before July 14, 1795) . She removed with her husband to Nelson or Meade County, 
Ky., in 1790, and probably died there; resided there with her daughter after the 
death of her husband. 
Issue: BROWN 

Mary Ann (Polly) 

b. 1782. 

m. 1805, Nelson County, Ky.* 
Dearmond, Henry, taxed in Rostraver twsp, 1786, tax 8d. Penna. Archives, Series III, 

Vol 22, p. 475. 
Dearmont, Paul, Washington twsp, with 1 male over 16; 1 female. 1790 U. S. census. 
DeArmond, Thomas, Rostraver twsp, taxed in 1786 as a single man. Penna. Archives, 
Series III, Vol. 22, pp. 475, 725. 

1. The author cannot vouch for the authenticity of this record. It is from an old memorandum in his 
papers, and efforts to determine its source were fruitless. The 1810, 1820, and 1830 census records 
for Allegheny County, Penna., and the 1850 and 1860 census records for Muskingum and Tuscarawas 
Counties, Ohio, have been thoroughly examined, but no records of this family have been found. 
There may be a connection between them and similar names found in Washington and Westmoreland 
Counties (q.v.), Penna. 

2. Mrs. James W. Dansey, Chicago, 111., reports a legend she found in this county of William Dearmond, 
George Dearmond m. Sadie — , Richard Dearmond m. Clara — , Robert Dearmond m. Mary — . 
Abigail Adsit was reputedly the wife of one of these, and some of the family are now living in New 
York City. (Feb. 2, 1938.) 

3. From Mrs. James W, Pansey, Chicago, 111., a descendant of Mary Ann Brown. 



UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 415 

TENNESSEE 

BLOUNT COUNTY 

DeArmond, George R., m. Nov 15, 1855, M. A. Holland; no return. Marriage Records. 

BRADLEY COUNTY 

Dearmon, Elison, served on Circuit Court Jury in 1837, with John Dunn, Wm. Mee, 

Mark Black, Robert H. Ellison, George W. Sallee, Samuel Lane, Noah Fisher, Wm. 

Thornburgh and John Thornburgh. Court Minutes, 1837 , p. 34; Isaac Smith vs Wm. 

Childress. 
Dearmon, Lavina, b. 1822. 1850 U. S. census. 
Dearmon, Sarah E., b. 1843. 1850 U. S. census. 
Dearmon, Mary C, b. 1845. 1850 U. S. census. 
Dearmond, Pilitha A., b. 1836, living in household of John Allen DeArmond [Line 

A-2]. I860 U. S. census. 

DEKALB COUNTY 

Dearmon, sheriff of DeKalb County in 1852. Sued for not holding elections. Town of 
Alexandria vs. J. L. Dearmon, 34 T. 104. Sued in replevin, Dec. 1853. /. L. Dear- 
mon vs. W. Blackburn, 33 T. 390, Nashville. 

HAMILTON COUNTY 

DeArmond, Anna, age 19, m. Mar. 15, 1929, A. S. Burgin, age 26; Rev. Edward Burns 
Martin, officiating; both of Etowah. Marriage Records, Book 35, p. 355. 

DeArmond, J. P., assistant mgr., Eastern Hotel, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1933. 

DeArmond, Katherine, age 24, m. June 27, 1931, Edwin Elmo Farris, age 25; Rev. 
T. B. Cowan, officiating. Marriage Records, Book 37, p. 112. 

DeArmond, Lucy Catherine, age 29, m. Dec. 10, 1935, Louis G. Fortson, age 30, Rev. 
T. S. McCallie, officiating. Marriage Records, Book 38, p. 425. 

KNOX COUNTY 

DeArmond, Carl Everett, b. May 26, 1919; g. May 27, 1919, Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

DeArmond, Charles H., m. June 24, 1909, Fannie Glazo; J. M. King, J. P., officiating. 
Marriage Records. 

DeArmond, Hazel, g. Dec. 1, 1927, Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

DeArmond, J. E., m. Apr. 12, 1910, Willie Chapman, Rev. J. H. Sharpe, officiating. 
Marriage Records. 

DeArmond, Joe "A child", d. April 1, 1912, g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

DeArmond, J. P., m. Dec. 28, 1925, Katie Humphreys, N. F. Jones, M. G., officiating. 
Marriage Records. 

DeArmond, Josephine W., g. July 31, 1929, Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

DeArmond, Mrs. Katherine, g. Aug. 3, 1911, Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

DeArmond, Mrs. Lennie, b. 1844; g. May 5, 1912, Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

DeArmond, Maude, a child, g. Feb. 10, 1913, Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 

DeArmond, Maxie Marie, m. Aug. 23, 1941, Avery Nelson, Judge S. O. Houston, 
officiating. Marriage Records. 

Dearmon, Reuben B., m. Nov. 19, 1910, Evangalane C. Kirk, J. M. King, J. P., offi- 
ciating. Marriage Records. 

DeArmond, Rudolph, m. July 30, 1923, Florence Smith, Isham Dykes, J. P., officiating. 
Marriage Records. 

DeArmond, Homer, b. May 18, 1924, son of Rudolph DeArmond & Florence Smith. 
Knoxville Birth Records. 

DeArmond, Sam, m. Feb. 5, 1917, Cora Wester, Rev. J. L. Black, officiating. 

DeArmond, Sam, b. June 24, 1919, son of Sam DeArmond and Cora Wester. Knoxville 



416 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Birth Records, m. May 20, 1939, Myrtle Thomas, A. V. Schridge, M. G., officiating. 
Marriage Records. 
McMINN COUNTY 

Dearmon, Nat, with 2 males, 30-40; 1 male, 15-20; 1 male, 10-15; 1 female, 30-40; 1 
female, 20-30; 1 female, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 1840 U. S. census. 
MEIGS COUNTY 

Demond, John W., with 1 male, 20-30; 1 male, 5-10; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 20-30. 

1840 U. S. census. 
DeArmond, William Henderson, age 26, farmer, b. Tenn., wife, Susan, age 22, b. Tenn. 

Issue: DeARMOND 
Thomas C. 

b. 1848, Tenn. 1850 U. S. 
census. 
M. A. White and wife, Mary Rice, sold to W. H. DeArmond, one undivided as one 
of the heirs of Jesse Rice, deceased. County Register, Book F, p. 199. 
H. DeArmond listed as private in Co. of Capt. W. W. Lillard, C. S. A., mustered 
in at Shiloh Church, Meigs County, July 19, 1862. Later became Co. I, 5th Tenn. 
Cav., C. S. A. /. W. Lillard, Decatur, Tenn. 
DeArmond, Thomas C, son of William Henderson DeArmond and wife, Susan, also 
recorded as a private in Co. of Capt. Lillard (see William Henderson DeArmond, 
supra) , other data identical. He m. Mar. 29, 1868, Sarah Richardson, Thomas J. 
Locke, J. P., officiating. Marriage Records, Book C, p. 95. 

MONROE COUNTY 

Dearmond, H. B., age 29, farmer, b. Tenn., wife, Elizabeth E., age 22, b. Tenn., son, 
William C, age 1, b. Tenn.; John S.? age 5 months, b. Tenn. 1850 U. S. census. 
Dearmon, Mary, perhaps a widow, age 50, b. Ky. 1850 U. S. census. 
Dearmon, Elizabeth, age 30, b. Tenn. 1850 U. S. census. 

POLK COUNTY 

Dearmond, William, with 1 male, 50-60; 1 male, 20-30; 1 male, 5-10; 1 male under 5; 
1 female, 40-50; 1 female, 15-20; 1 female, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 1840 U. S. census. 

RHEA COUNTY 

Dearmon, Anson, listed in Capt. Miller's Company, List of Taxables, in 1823 and 
1824, 1 poll only. On Jan. 31, 1837, he sold to John DeArmon, 180 acres, Meigs 
County, on Tennessee River, above John Locke's Ferry and adjoining land of 
Thomas Hunter and John W. Smith, and opposite small island in Tennessee River. 
County Register, Book A, p. 90, abstracted by J. W. Lillard, Decatur, Tenn. He 
m. Nov. 8, 1835, Malinda Henry, C. C. Caldwell, J. P., officiating Marriage Records, 
Book 1, p. 446. 
DeArmon, Benjamin, in Capt. Miller's Co., List of Taxables, 1826, 1 poll. In Capt. 
Farmer's Co. List of Taxables, 1827, 1 poll. In Capt. Farmer's Co. List of Taxables, 
1828. Abstracted by J. W. Lillard. Decatur, Tenn. See D. Benjamin DeuArmon 
[Line J-3]. 
SHELBY COUNTY 

DeArmond, John, son of William (Billy) DeArmond (b. N. C), was born at Memphis 
in 1823; d. 1887; wife, India Little. 
Issue: DeARMOND incomplete 
James Thomas 

b. Feb. 1876, Memphis, Tenn.; r. Oak Park Station, Tampa, 

Fla. 
m. Una Rutledge. 



UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 417 

h. a Baptist minister; pastor, Oak Park Baptist Church; also 
operated a barber shop and a junk shop at 50th St. & 
7th Ave., Tampa, Fla., Jan. 1939. 
Issue: DeARMOND 



Paul 
Thomas 



b. circa 1910. 
b. circa 1912. 



WASHINGTON COUNTY 

Dearmond, George, m. May 23, 1793, Nancy Webb; bondman, Cottrel Beily. (Wash- 
ington County, Tenn. Marriage Records.) 

Darmond, John, r. Jonesborough, with 1 male, 20-30. 1830 U. S. census, p. 261. 
AT LARGE 

Dearman, L. and: 

Dearmon, Sol. Privates, Co. K, 3rd Tenn. Cav., U.S.A., prisoners in C.S.A. prison 
camp being paroled; lost their lives when the Sultana sank in the Mississippi River, 
April 27, 1865. Loss of The Sultana, 1892, Chester D. Berry. [These references may 
refer to two persons or only one.] 

Dearmond, Luke, private, roll of Co. B, 1st Tenn. Cav., C.S.A. , Capt. G. W. McKenzie, 
commanding, John B. Maclin, major; later a part of 2nd Tenn. Cav., and later 
Co. C. of 5th Tenn. Cav. Name appears in muster roll at surrender of 5th Tenn. 
Cav. at Charlotte, N. C, April 26, 1865. /. W. Lillard papers, Decatur, Tenn. 

VIRGINIA 

AT LARGE 

Dearmond, James, received pay for Revolutionary War service in Virginia in 1780. 
Mrs. Harriet Manning West, Laurel, Maryland, researcher, Mar. 9, 1946. 

AMELIA COUNTY 

Dearman, Richard M., m. May 1821, Sally Ford. William ir Mary Quarterly, Series 

1, p. 87. 
APPOMATOX COUNTY 

McDearman, Dudley, father of Mary, Sarah and Elizabeth. County Marriage Bonds. 
McDearman, Drury m. Nancy Packett; bond dated Jan. 24, 1804. County Marriage 

Bonds. 
McDearman, Elizabeth; dau. of Dudley; m. George Davidson. Bond dated Feb. 9, 1790. 

County Marriage Bonds. 
McDearman, James, m. Sukey Purkett; bond dated Feb. 1, 1804. County Marriage 

Bonds. 
McDearman, Mary, dau. of Dudley, m. Sept. 26, 1786, Joshua Davidson; bond dated 

July 1786. County Marriage Bonds. 
McDearman, Sarah, dau. of Dudley, m. Dec. 27, 1788, Alexander Womack; bond dated 

Dec. 25, 1788. County Marriage Bonds. 
Dearman, James, age 60, b. Va., farmer & clergyman. 1850 U. S. census, p. 207. 
Dearman, Mary, age 62, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 207. 
Dearman, John R., age 32, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 207. 
Dearman, Cornelia, age 18, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 207. 
Dearman, Letitia, age 82, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 207. 
Dearman, Samuel D., age 34, b. Va., merchant & miller, R.E. $38,000. 1850 if. S. 

census, p. 178. 
Dearman, Mary F., age 35, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 178. 



418 DeARMOND FAMILIES 

Dearman, Mary E., age 14, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 178. 
Dearman, William J., age 9, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 178. 
Dearman, Samuel W., age 5, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 178. 

BOTETOURT COUNTY 

Durmond, Peter, with 1 male, 26-45; 2 males under 10; 1 female over 45; 2 females, 

26-45. 1810 U. S. census. 
Durmon, William, with 1 male, 26-45; 1 female, 16-26. 1810 U. S. census. 

GILES COUNTY 

Dearmond, Obidiah, age 43, b. Va., farmer. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Isabella, age 33, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Catherine E., age 12, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Thomas J., age 10, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Susannah, age 8, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Elizabeth E., age 3, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Andrew F., age 1 1 mos., b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Susannah, age 40, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 402; r. 493. 
Dearmond, Calvin, age 36, b. Va., farmer. 1850 U. S. census, p. 403; r. 499. 
Dearmond, Lucy, age 35, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 403; r. 499. 
Dearmond, Martha Ann, age 15, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 403; r. 499. 
Dearmond, Margaret M., age 13, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 403; r. 499. 
Dearmond, Mary J., age 1 1, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 403; r. 499. 
Dearmond, Margaret S., age 4, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 403; r. 499. 
Dearmond, Sarah E., age 1, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, p. 403; r. 499. 

NORFOLK COUNTY 

Dearmore, John. Found in the Chesterfield supplement as "John Dearmon". Re- 
search reports that the original entry has been corrected, at the time of original 
entry, and name now resembles "Dearmore". Enlisted in Sept. 1780, for 3 years 
and later deserted from Col. Green. Va. List of Revolutionary Soldiers (Eclenrode) . 

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY 

Dearmon, Bryant, with 1 male, 20-30; 1 male under 5; 1 female, 20-30; 1 female, 10-15; 

2 females, 5-10; 1 female under 5. 1830 U. S. census. 
Arman, James McD., b. 1822, Va., sackmaster, r. Danville. 1850 U. S. census. 
Arman, Elizabeth, wife of James McD., b. 1829, Va. 1850 U. S. census. 
Dearmond, John, with 1 male, 26-45; 1 male under 10; 1 female, 26-45; 1 female under 

10. 1820 U.S. census. 
Dearmon, John, with 1 male, 60-70; 1 female, 90-100; 1 female, 60-70. 1830 U. S. 

census. 
YeArman, John, age 82, b. Va., farmer. 1850 U. S. census, for southern district. 
YeArmon, Mary, wife of John, age 80, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, for southern district. 
YeArmon, Elizabeth, age 35, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, for southern district. 
YeArmon, William, age 6, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, for southern district. 
YeArmon, Thomas B., age 4, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, for southern district. 
YeArmon, Mary S., age 3, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, for southern district. 
YeArmon, Nancy, age 2, b. Va. 1850 U. S. census, for southern district. 

PRINCESS ANN COUNTY 

Dearmon, Annis. At a vestry meeting held the 17th Dec. 1777, George Broughton 
was awarded by account [cost in] tobacco 1680 pounds, for keeping and supporting 
Annis Dearmon. Colonial Vestry Book of Lynnhaven Parish, 1723-1786. 






UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 419 

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY 

McDearmond, Bryant, with 1 male over 45; 1 male, 10-16; 1 female, 26-45; 2 females 

under 10. 1810 U. S. census. 
McDearman, Elizabeth, dau. of Bryan, m. Thomas Hargraves; bond dated Aug. 31, 

1797; surety, James McDearman. County Marriage Records. 
McDearmond, Joseph, with 1 male, 16-26. 1810 U. S. census. 

McDearmond, Richard, with 1 male over 45; 1 male, 16-26; 1 female over 45. 1810 
U. S. census. 

WEST VIRGINIA 
HARRISON & ROANE COUNTIES 
KG I Peter Dearman 

b. Loudon County, Va.; settled in Harrison County, W. Va. 
[then Va.], where he lived out his life. 1 He died at 
Hackers Creek after 1846, as his youngest child by his 
second marriage was born that year. 2 
m. first, name unknown (d. 1820-1829) . 
Issue: DEARMAN first marriage 
KG II Nancy 

b. 1816, Va.; lived afterwards 
in Reedyville, Roane Coun- 
ty, W. Va. 
m. Samuel Romaine (b. 1809, 
Va.), a farmer, of Harper 
District. 

Issue: ROMAINE 4 
KG III Elizabeth, b. 1837, 
Va.; Sarah, b. 1840, Va.; 
John, b. 1840, Va., a farm 
laborer; Benjamin, b. 1843, 
Va., a farm laborer; James 
P., b. 1845, Va., a farm 
laborer; George W., b. 
1848, Va.; Christopher, b. 
1855, Va. 



Andrew 



b. 1820, Va.; lived afterwards 
at Reedyville, Roane Coun- 
ty, W. Va. 

m. Elizabeth- (b. 1821, Va.). 
Issue: DEARMAN" 

KG III Romeo 5 ; Matilda, 
b. 1847, Va.; Mary E., b. 
1848, Va.; Gilbert, b. 1851, 
Va. [is this the same as 
"Gibson, a respected farm- 
er at the head of Lower 
Flat Fork, Poco"? 5 ; Jerome, 
b. 1852, Va.; Lemuel, b. 
1858, Va.; Benjamin, b. 
1860, Va.; George, b. 1860, 
Va. 



420 



DeARMOND FAMILIES 



Hannah 



m. second, Martha — (b. 1809, Va.) . After Peter's death, 
she married, after 1850, George Chitister (b. 1800, Va.; , 
a wheelwright. 8 
Issue: DEARMAN second marriage 
KG II Eliza 

b. 1829, Va. 

b. 1833, Va.; r. Roane Coun- 
ty, W. Va. 

m. first, Wm. H. Raines. 

m. second, James Lowe of 
Harper District, 1857. 

b. 1836, Va. 

b. 1837, Va. 

b. 1839, Va.; r. Roane Coun- 
ty, W. Va.; killed in Civil 
War. 

m. first, wife and issue un- 
known. 

m. second, Rebecca Riddle 
(Simmons), widow of Jona 
thon Simmons and dau. of 
James Riddle. 
Issue: DEARMAN second 
marriage 

KG III Ulysses Lincoln, b. 
before 1865; a doctor; r. 
Reedy, W. Va.; m. Jerusha 
Mount; Lonzo Spencer, b. 
before 1865; r. Spencer, W. 
Va. 



Martha 
Emeline 

Alfred Elliott 



Allen 


b. 


1842, Va. 


Peter E. 


b. 


1844, Va. 


Susan J. 


b. 


1846, Va. 



1. "Dearman [family] of Harper and Curtis districts, Roane County, W. Va., paternal ancestors of 
Dearman families of Roane County, were from Loudon County, Va., and known there as 'DeAnnan' ". 
History of Roane County, W. Va. 

A search of census records of Loudon County, Va., through 1850 revealed no listings of this family. 

2. 1840 U. S. census, Harrison County, Va. Peter Dearmon with 1 male, 40-50; 1 male, 20-30; 1 male 
under 5; 1 female, 20-30; 2 females under 5. 

3. 1850 U. S. census, Harrison County, Va., p. 201; r. 441. Martha Dearman, age 41, b. Va., R.E. $400.; 
Eliza, age 21, b. Va.; Hannah, age 17, b. Va.; Martha, age 14, b. Va.; Emeline, age 13, b. Va.; 
Alfred, age 11, b. Va.; Allen, age 8, b. Va.; Peter, age 6, b. Va.; Susan, age 4, b. Va. 

1860 U. S. census, Roane County, Va., for Flat Rock. P.O.; p. 621; r. 535. George Chitister, age 60, b. 
Va., wheelwright, R.E. $50.; Martha, age 50, b. Va.; Alfred M. Dearman, age 21, farm laborer, 
b. Va.; Allen Dearman, age 18, b. Va., farm laborer; Peter E. Dearman, age 16, farm laborer, b. Va.; 
Susan J. Dearman, age 14, b. Va.; Prudence M. Chitister, age 5, b. Va. Census taken July 9th. 



UNIDENTIFIED NAMES 421 

4. 1850 U. S. census, Harrison County, Va., p. 201; r. 434. Samuel Romaine, age 39, b. Va., farmer, 
R.E. 5300.; Nancy, age 32, b. Va.; Elizabeth, age 13, b. Va.; Sarah, age 11, b. Va.; John, age 11, 
b. Va.; Benjamin, age 8, b. Va.; James P., age 6, b. Va.; George, age 2, b. Va. 

1860 U. S. census, Roane County, Va., for Reedyville; p. 673; r. 545. Samuel Romaine, age 51, b. 
Va., farmer, R.E. $100.; Nancy, age 44, b. Va.; John, age 20, b. Va.; Benjamin, age 17, b. Va.; 
James P., age 15, b. Va.; George W., age 12, b. Va.; Christopher, age 5, b. Va.; Azariah Wilson, 
age 25, b. Va., farmer; Rachel Wilson, age 22, b. Va. 

5. History of Roane County, W. Va. 

6. 1860 U. S. census, Roane County, Va., for Reedyville; p. 673; r. 547. Andrew Dearman, age 40, 
b. Va., farmer, R.E. $400; prop. $150.; Elizabeth, age 39, b. Va.; Matilda, age 13, b. Va.; Mary E., 
age 12; b. Va.; Gilbert, age 9, b. Va.; Jerome, age 8, b. Va.; Lemuel, age 2, b. Va.; Benjamin and 
George, age 1 month, (twins), b. Va. 



A COMPILATION OF 

RELATED FAMILIES 

to the 

DeARMOND FAMILIES OF AMERICA 

No directed or sustained research has been devoted to the genealogies and families 
shown in this section. The data here preserved is a by-product of research done in the 
compilation of the DeArmond Family genealogies and biographies, and is included in 
this work as reference material and for preservation. 



ROBERT BARNHILL OF COLCHESTER COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA 

Robert Barnhill 1 emigrated from Donegal in the north of Ireland, to Halifax, Nova 
Scotia, with his wife, one son, and three daughters with their husbands and families, and 
a large number of other persons, in all about 300. The emigration was under the direc- 
tion of Colonel Alexander McNutt, the British agent. They came in the ship Hopewell. 
She arrived at Halifax Harbor on October 9, 1761, and passengers were landed at McNabs 
Island. They remained in Halifax for the winter, and in the Spring of 1762, some went 
to Windsor, Horton and Londonderry; some to Ouslow and Truro. 

Mr. Barnhill and a number of his family settled in Chiganois, and were grantees of 
the township of Londonderry. His wife is said to be the first person that was buried on 
the Burying Island in Chiganois Marsh. The place is not known now [1873]. 
Issue: BARNHILL 



Rebecca 



Esther 



Mary 
John 



m. Joseph Foster, and remained in Ireland. She was the 
eldest daughter. 

m. Joseph Crowe, Sr. 

Issue: CROWE incomplete 
Sarah 

m. John Barnhill, son of John 
Barnhill and Letitia Dey- 
armond (q.v.) 

m. Alexander Deyarmond (q.v.) . She was the third daugh- 
ter. 

b. 1730, Donegal, North Ireland, the only son. 
m. in Ireland, Letitia Deyarmond {q.v.) 



1. Thomas Miller, First Settlers of Colchester County, Nova Scotia, 1873. 



423 



424 



RELATED FAMILIES 



BENJAMIN F. DIXON OF AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 

Benjamin F. Dixon, 1 son of W. G. and N. Dixon, was born, September 29, 1821, 
and died, October 17, 1869. 

He married, September 23, 1841, Jane E. S. Norwood (b. Oct. 15, 1825; d. Mar. 22, 
1854) , daughter of Ezekial Norwood (q.v.) . 
Issue: DIXON 



William G. 
Sarah Jane 

Lucius N. 

Elizabeth W. 
Jared Rivers 
Jeanette E. S. 



b. June 16, 1842; d. Aug. 22, 1845. 

b. Oct. 15, 1845. 

m. Thomas Henry D'Armond (q-v) 

b. Nov. 30, 1847. 

m. Feb. 9, 1871, Georgia E. Davis. 

b. Nov. 18, 1850. 

b. Aug. 24, 1852. 

b. Mar. 15, 1854. 

m. Feb. 19, 1874, Blake Torrance. 



1. Data for this sketch obtained from the Dixon Family Bible, now in possession of Jack DeArmond, 
Erwin, Tennessee [1951]. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 



425 



AG I JAMES FLENNIKEN of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 

and descendants 

James Flenniken and his wife, Jane Gillespie, were born in Edinburgh, Scotland, 
and came to America about 1735. There are indications that they may have come in 
a band of emigrants from Scotland and Northern Ireland, in company with the noted 
evangelist and minister, Richard Sankey (q.v.) . There is a legend in the Flenniken 
family that three brothers came to America together, Samuel, John and James. It is 
entirely possible that one or more of James' brothers accompanied him to America 
since there are numerous records of the name in Pennsylvania after he moved to North 
Carolina which cannot be accounted for through his children. 6 

James and his wife settled in Pennsylvania, where they remained until after Brad- 
dock's defeat at Fort Duquesnes, when the Indians began such widespread and brutal 
assaults on the settlers of the Susquehanna Valley that they were forced from their homes. 
They arrived in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, about 1760, being accompanied 
by Thomas and John Dermond who had married into the family. They settled on 
McAlpins Creek in what is today Sharon township, and there are records of grants issued 
to James in 1765. 1 James Flenniken is also recorded as a settler on April 25, 1765, 
when he and others participated in a discussion of preemption and purchase rights 
governing the Selwyn lands. 2 

There is no known record of the death of James, but his wife, Jane Gillespie, dated 
her will, 3 May 20, 1779, and gave her occupation as midwife. Apparently, James had 
already died. 



Issue: 
AG II 



FLENNIKEN 1 

Mary 



William 



Elizabeth 



Esther 



James, Jr. 



John 



Samuel 



David 



b. May 15, 1731, Pennsylvania. 
m. Thomas Dermond (q.v.) . 

b. June 11, 1733, Pennsylvania. 

h. recorded as living on land adjoining to Thomas Der- 
mond in 1767. 4 He was not mentioned in his mother's 
will in 1779, indicating that he may have previously de- 
ceased without issue. 5 

b. Mar. 12, 1736, Pennsylvania. 

b. Jan. 12, 1740, Pennsylvania, 
m. John Dermond (q.v.). 

b. Mar. 30, 1742, Pennsylvania. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG III James III s 

b. Mar. 7, 1744, Pennsylvania. 

b. July 19, 1746, Pennsylvania. 

b. July 13, 1748; d. Apr. 26, 1826; g. Providence gvyd. 

h. served under Colonel Irwin and General Sumter as 
lieutenant at the Battle of Hanging Rock, where he was 
wounded and carried to the hospital at Charlotte. He 



426 RELATED FAMILIES 

long enjoyed a pension for the wounds he received in 
the service. He left numerous and worthy descendants.' 
He was, apparently, the family favorite, as his mother 
left the bulk of her estate to him, and his sisters, Mary 
and Esther, named sons after him. Among Esther's de- 
scendants, the name was repeated again and again. 
Sarah 

m. — Trimble.* 

AG II JOHN FLENNIKEN (1744-1821), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

John Flenniken, son of James Flenniken and Jane Gillespie, was born March 7, 
1744, in Pennsylvania, prior to his parents' removal to North Carolina. His family 
settled on McAlpins Creek in what is now Sharon township, and John received a good 
education for his day. In May 1775, Colonel Thomas Polk, commander of the county, 
issued orders to his captains to have each of their companies send two delegates to a 
convention to be held at Charlotte to consider the condition of the country. John, 
and Neill Morrison were sent as delegates from Captain James Jack's company. Thus, 
he became a participator and signer of the first formal notice to Great Britain that her 
colonies would attempt to become free and independent of her tyrannies. This declara- 
tion which became famous as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, was carried 
by Captain James Jack to the Continental Congress then sitting in Philadelphia. Con- 
gress was not prepared for so bold a step and the declarations were not entered of 
record. 1 

Later, when Francis Marion was commissioned to raise a force of loyal men in that 
district, John served under him as a private soldier. He served as a magistrate and 
member of the County Court for many years after the Revolution, 7 and for several 
terms was on the state court bench. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, now 
known as Old Providence, and was one of the most advanced farmers of his day. He 
was especially fond of fine horses and had many blooded animals. He was killed by 
being thrown from one of his young horses, on Sunday morning on his way to church, 
and the rock on which he fell when thrown near Providence Church is still pointed out 
today. 1 One authority gives the time of his death as 1 810/ and the other as August 
1821-1822. 1 

He married first, Miss Rankin." 

He married second, Hannah McClelland. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN first marriage (incomplete) 
AG III Dorcas 40 

b. 1777, Mecklenburg County, N. C; d. 1819. 
m. Benjamin Jennings. 

Issue: JENNINGS 
AG % IV John Flenniken 

m. Elizabeth Burwell Fitz- 
gerald. 
Issue: JENNINGS 
AG V Benjamin Fitz- 
gerald.. 47 
William Kennon. 4 * 

Issue: FLENNIKEN second marriage (incomplete) 
AG III John, Jr. 

b. 1784, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 427 

Robert Patterson 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 48 
m. Emily Walker. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG IV Robert 

m. Caroline C. Walter. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG V Rosalina 
Caroline 

AG II SAMUEL FLENNIKEN (1746-1811), Knox County, Tennessee 

Samuel Flenniken, son of James Flenniken and Jane Gillespie, was born, July 19, 
1746, in Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to Mecklenburg County, North 
Carolina, about 1760, where he grew to manhood, and married. He undoubtedly engaged 
in farming, and must have lived on a part of his father's lands since no grants there in 
his name have been found. 

He became a member of the North Carolina militia and rose rapidly until he 
attained the rank of captain. He served under Major Davies and participated in the 
Battle of Hanging Rock, South Carolina, on August 6, 1780, during the Revolutionary 
War, when Colonel Sumter with 800 American militia engaged an equal number of 
loyalists under Major Carden. The Americans were first victorious but were later 
driven back with considerable losses after inflicting casualties of 269 among the loyalists. 
For this service, Samuel was recompensed by the State of North Carolina. 49 

Between 1784 and 1787, his brother-in-law, John Dermond (q.v.) , migrated to 
Greene County, one of the western counties of the state, and settled on a grant of land 
he secured from the governor of North Carolina, located at the confluence of the Ten- 
nessee and Little Rivers, in what soon became Knox County, Tennessee. In 1792, 
Samuel followed him to Knox County, Tennessee, and settled south of the Tennessee 
River, on the road to Maryville. He was then 46 years old, and all of his children but 
the two youngest had been born in North Carolina. 

On April 21, 1798, Samuel purchased from John Conner of Mecklenburg County, 
North Carolina, for |500, 500 acres of land "lying in Knox County (late in the county 
of Greene) on the southside of Clinch River, including the mouth of Conners Mill 
Shoal Creek, lying along the river". This tract had been conveyed to John Conner by 
North Carolina grant number 624, dated August 23, 1788, being registered in Greene 
County, North Carolina, on September 21, 1788. 8 

In 1793, Samuel brought suit in the Knox County, Tennessee, Court, against John 
Sevier and Adam Meek, Executors for the Estate of Isaac Taylor, for non-performance of 
covenant. After having the suit passed to several succeeding Courts, Samuel won the 
action at Court held on January 27, 1795, and was awarded a verdict of $100. 60 He was 
an active participant in the affairs of the county, and in 1795 served as Grand Jury 
foreman; in 1796, as a Superior Court juror, and as justice of the peace; in 1797, he 
was appointed tax assessor, and in 1803 became election judge. 

He was listed in the 1806 Tax List for Knox County, Tennessee, with 875 acres, 
1 white poll and 1 slave. 51 He was shown in the 1807 List as Samuel Flenniken, Sr., 
with 875 acres and one poll. He was shown in the 1808 List as Samuel Flenniken, Sr. 
with 1029 acres of land, 1 poll, 1 slave. In the 1809 List he was listed as Samuel Flan- 
nagan with 923 acres, 1 poll and 1 slave. The 1810 List records Samuel Flanikin with 
423 acres, 1 poll, 1 slave, and lists him again with 500 acres of land. The 1811 List 
shows him as Samuel Flenniken, Sr., with the same holdings, and in the 1812 List, he 



428 RELATED FAMILIES 

was shown as Samuel Flannikin with the same holdings. Since he died in 1811, the 
1811 and 1812 Tax Lists must have been intended to cover his estate. 

On June 9, 1809, Samuel secured from the State of Tennessee, Land Grant No. 601, 
for 423 acres of land, located in Knox County and south of the Tennessee River, con- 
tiguous to holdings of William McClellen and I. W. Flannagin [sic]. This land, ap- 
parently, lay along the Old Maryville road, beyond present day Vestal, a suburb of 
Knoxville. 82 

Samuel lived 18 years after reaching Tennessee, and died at the age of 64 in January, 
1811. His will dated December 22, 1810, and probated January 12, 1811, left his estate 
to his children and grandchildren.* 

He married, in North Carolina, Mary Wallace, reputedly a daughter of James Wallace. 
She was born 1750-1760," and died in Knox County, Tennessee, in 1836. 10 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG III William 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C; d. Aug. 13, 1794. 
h. was a soldier, and fought in the Indian Wars. He was 
killed by the Creek Indians in an engagement at the 
foot of Spencer's Hill, near Crab Orchard, Tenn., Aug. 
13, 1794. 18 years afterward, a band of Cherokees 
passed Captain Flenniken's home on horseback, and 
William's mother recognized one of the horses as the 
one her son had ridden away on when he went to war. 11 



Joseph F. 



Mary (Polly) 






b. Mecklenburg County, N. C; d. 1803-1810.* 

Issue: FLENNIKEN* 
AG IV James 



Samuel 



b. before 1800, Mecklenburg 
County, N. C. 

b. before 1800, Mecklenburg 
County, N. C. 

h. apparently left Knox 
County about 1802, and 
accompanied his cousin, 
Samuel Dearmond (<]-v.) , 
to Louisiana, since his 
uncle, Samuel Flenniken 
II, made a bequest in his 
will to "my nephew, Sam- 
uel Flenniken of Louisiana, 
$500."" He is shown as 
living in East Feliciana 
Parish, La., in 1845." 



b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

m. Mar. 1, 1806, William Wallace Cowan. 

Issue: COWAN* 
AG IV 1. James 

b. 1806-1811, Knox County, 
Tenn. 



Elizabeth 

James Wallace 
Samuel II 



Terressa 



John, Sr. 
Sarah 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 
2. Jane 



429 



b. 1806-1811, Knox County, 
Tenn. 



b. Mecklenburg County, N. C; d. Knox County, Tenn., 
1848. 1 ' 

b. 1776, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

b. 1787, Mecklenburg County, N. C; d. 1866, Knox Coun- 
ty, Tenn." 

h. inherited one-half of his father's home place, and ap- 
parently devoted his life to farming." 

b. 1791, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. James Maxwell (b. 1786, Va.) . 15 

Issue: MAXWELL 12 
AG IV 1. John 

b. 1810, Tenn.; a farmer, 
m. Lavinia (?) Moore (b. 

1804, Tenn.). 
Issue: MAXWELL 1 ' 
AG V Mary J., b. 1837, 
Tenn. 

Teressa E., b. 1845, 
Tenn. 

Harriet E., b. 1845, 
Tenn. 



2. Mary 



b. Tenn. 



b. Aug. 3, 1792, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. 1807, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 25, 1828, Jefferson Jett" (b. 1805, Va.) . 

Issue: JETT 18 
AG IV James W. 

William H. 

Tamyra Y. 

Mary R. 

Charlotte F. 

Minerva 



b. 1830, Knox County, Tenn. 
b. 1833, Knox County, Tenn. 
b. 1837, Knox County, Tenn. 
b. 1838, Knox County, Tenn. 
b. 1844, Knox County, Tenn. 
b. 1848, Knox County, Tenn. 



430 RELATED FAMILIES 

AG III JOHN FLENNIKEN, JR. (1784-1852), Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

John Flenniken, Jr., 1 son of John Flenniken and Hannah McClelland, was born in 
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1784. He was a farmer, and owned and 
operated a grist mill. He led a quiet life in Mecklenburg County; died in 1852 at the 
age of 68, and was buried in the Presbyterian graveyard at Sharon. 

He married Mary Reid, daughter of Captain David Reid, who was a member of 
General Sumter's staff. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG IV Warren 



Martha 

Mary 

Harvey 
Taylor 

John III 



b. Jan. 8, 1805, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

m. and lived in Mecklenburg County, but left no de- 
scendants. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
m. — Erwin, and moved to Tenn. 

d. young. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

m. and moved to Tennessee and left descendants. 

b. Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

m. and lived in Mecklenburg County but left no de- 
scendants. 



AG III JAMES WALLACE FLENNIKEN (1776-1840), Knox County, Tenn. 

James Wallace Flenniken, son of Samuel Flenniken and Mary Wallace, was born 
in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1776. 20 He came to Knox County, Tennessee, 
with his parents in 1792, at the age of 16. He is shown in the 1806 and 1807 tax lists 
for Knox County, Tennessee, Captain Tipton's Company, with 150 acres of land and 
one white poll. He is again shown in the 1808 list with 190 acres and one poll, but is 
not found in the 1809 list. He again appears in the 1810 list as Wallace Flanikin with 
196% acres and 1 poll; was not shown in the 1811 list, but found in the 1812 list as 
James W. Flenniken with 196% acres of land and 1 poll. 58 

As a young man, he was quite active in public affairs, being commissioned a captain 
in the Tennessee State Militia on September 29, 1800. 21 From 1803 to 1816, he served 
intermittently as juror, grand juror, and circuit court juror. 22 He built a home four 
miles south of Knoxville, on the old Maryville dirt road, which is still in use today by 
his descendants as part of a more modern structure. His principal occupation was farm- 
ing, although he served in the War of 1812 and evidently achieved the rank of major. 24 
On July 18, 1820, he was appointed Road Commissioner for a road from Coker to 
Knoxville, and in July 1820, was appointed overseer of road. 23 He died, August 19, 
1840, at the age of 64, a highly respected citizen. 20 

He married, presumably in Knox County although the record is lost, Mary S. — (b. 
July 10, 1875, Va.; d. Sept. 21, 1859, Knox County, Tenn.) , 26 From lack of any evidence 
to the contrary, we must assume there was only one child born of this union. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN" 
AG IV Samuel James 

b. May 17, 1807, Knox County, Tenn. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 



431 



AG III JOHN FLENNIKEN, SR. (1792-1871), Knox County, Tennessee 

John Flenniken, Sr., youngest son of Samuel Flenniken and Mary Wallace, was born 
August 3, 1792, soon after his parents reached Knox County, Tennessee. His father 
died when he was 18, and he was bequeathed one-half of his father's home place, to 
become his at maturity. He lived his entire life on the home place, and devoted him- 
self to farming. He died, June 15, 1871, and was buried in the Flenniken cemetery, 
located on the original farm. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church, 
Knoxville. 

He married first, July 1, 181 3, M Sarah (Sally) Cottrell (b. July 3, 1796; d. Sept. 16, 
1839; g. Flenniken c.) . 

He married second, January 14, 1840, Isabella Berry 26 (b. Jan. 2, 1810; d. Apr. 13, 
1891; g. Flenniken c). 

Issue: FLENNIKEN first marriage 
AG IV Mary 

b. May 20, 1814, Knox County, Tenn.; d. July 15, 1889; 

g. Flenniken c. 
h. never married; was shown in the 1850 U. S. census for 
Knox County, Tenn., as living with her uncle, Samuel 
Flenniken II. Since he was a bachelor, Mary probably 
ran his home. 



Elizabeth 



b. 1817, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. William B. Franklin 12 (b. 1813, Va.) , a farmer. 
Issue: FRANKLIN" 
AG V James H. 

Sarah A. 

William P. 

John F. 

Madison M. 

Rebecca J. 

Buenavista 



b. 1836, Tenn. 

b. 1838, Tenn. 

b. 1840, Tenn. 

b. 1841, Tenn. 

b. 1845, Tenn. 

b. 1847, Tenn. 

b. 1849. Tenn. 



William Peery 
Sarah Jane 



b. Feb. 7, 1819, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. May 6, 1823, Knox County, Tenn.; d. Apr. 10, 1845. 
m. Amater N. Roach (b. Feb. 22, 1821; d. Jan. 13, 1893). 
Issue: ROACH 
AG V Sarah Catherine 

b. Feb. 6, 1845; d. June 1, 
1909; g. Flenniken c. 

h. listed in 1850 census for 
Knox County, Tenn., as 
living in household of her 



432 RELATED FAMILIES 



uncle, Samuel Flenniken 
II, who remembered her 
generously in his will." 



James F. 

b. Knox County, Tenn. 
Rebecca 

b. Knox County, Tenn.; d. before 1869. 27 
Issue: FLENNIKEN second marriage 
AG IV John, Jr. 

b. Nov. 6, 1840, Knox County, Tenn. 



Samuel 



George A. 



Thomas Wallace 



b. Aug. 21, 1842, Knox County, Tenn.; d. single, Dec. 25, 
1890; g. Flenniken c. 

b. Aug. 14, 1844, Knox County, Tenn.; d. Mar. 22, 1862; 
g. Flenniken c. 

b. July 16, 1846, Knox County, Tenn. 



AG III JEAN FLENNIKEN OF KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE 

Jean Flenniken, granddaughter of James Flenniken and Jane Gillespie, was born, 
apparently in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, but no record has been found 
that would identify her parents. It is possible that she came to Knox County, Tennessee, 
with her uncle, Samuel Flenniken (q.v.) . Although her husband was a witness to the 
signing of Samuel Flenniken's will, Jean was not mentioned in the will. John Dear- 
mond II (q.v.) , however, made a bequest in his will to "Samuel Cunningham's children, 
Malinda, John and William". 46 Neither Jean nor her husband has been located in the 
1850 census for Knox County, Tennessee, indicating that they may have moved elsewhere 
before that date. 

She married, Jan. 15, 1804 [or 1806], Samuel H. Cunningham, bondsmen being John 
Dearmond and Edward Mason. Testator was W. Park. 2 * 

Issue: CUNNINGHAM 
AG IV Malinda 
John 

m. May 3, 1836, Mary Ann Wilson; J. G. Craighead, J. P., 
officiating. 26 
William 

AG IV REV. WARREN FLENNIKEN (1805-1851), Chester County, S. C. 

Reverend Warren Flenniken, son of John Flenniken, Jr., and Mary Reid, was born, 
January 8, 1805, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He received his primary 
education under Lawson Caldwell, who taught a school on McAlpins Creek, near 
Providence Presbyterian Church. From there, he entered an academy headed by Rev- 
erend Eleazer Harris, at York, South Carolina. From there, he went to Jefferson College, 
Pennsylvania, entering the junior class of 1827. He graduated in 1829, and the same 
year placed himself under the controls of the First Presbytery of the Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian Church of the South, and began the study of theology. He pursued his 
studies under the direction of Reverends Isaac Grier, D.D., James Lowry, and Samuel 
Pressly. 

He was licensed to preach in November 1831, and for about one year filled vacancies 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 



433 



of the synod and made a missionary tour into Florida. In November 1832, he was 
ordained, and installed as pastor of Hopewell and Union congregations in Chester 
County, South Carolina. In 1837, he demitted the Union branch of his charge and 
devoted his services to the Hopewell congregation. In 1839, he and twelve fellow 
ministers of the Associate Reformed Church founded Clark and Erskine College, now 
Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina. His associates were Isaac Grier, James 
Renwick, Thomas Ketchin, Ebenezer Harris, Joseph Lowry, James Lowry, Ebenezer 
Pressly, James Pressly, Robert Galloway, Henry Bryson, John Witherspoon, and James 
Boyce. In 1848, he resigned his charge because of poor health. 

Reverend Flenniken was a man of compelling personality and great conversational 
powers, with a rare gift for public speaking, and possessed of a quick and active mind. 
His sermons were entertaining and descriptive but delivered in a calm manner fraught 
with earnestness. He was one of the first prohibitionists in South Carolina, and advo- 
cated complete abstinence to his hearers as the only relief for excesses and drunkenness. 
He died, July 31, 1851, and is buried in the Hopewell churchyard. 

He married in 1831, Jane Pressley, daughter of Dr. Samuel Pressly, of Abbeville, 
South Carolina. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG V I. Mary Elizabeth 

2. Samuel Pressly 

3. John Calvin 

4. Sarah Isabella 



5. David Reid 



b. Oct. 26, 1833, Chester County, S. C. 

b. Chester County, S. C; d. single, 1855. 

b. Mar. 16, 1842, Chester County, S. C. 

b. Chester County, S. C; d. 1851, a few months after the 
death of her father. 

b. Mar. 10, 1845, Chester County, S. C; d. Sept. 18, 1923. 

h. received his primary education in nearby schools which 
was interrupted at the outbreak of the Civil War. He 
volunteered in the fall of 1861, at the age of 16, and 
joined Trenholm's Rifles under Capt. John Leland. 
This company as a part of Manigault's Battalion did 
service for one year on the coast near Charleston. David 
then volunteered for the war, and joined the South 
Carolina cavalry. He was assigned as a courier to Gen. 
W. A. Walker, and served in this capacity throughout 
the war, participating in nearly all the large battles. 
He was afterwards a merchant at Winnsboro, S. C, then 
removed to Columbia. He was an elder of the First 
Presbyterian Church, Columbia, for more than 20 years. 
"His purse, his time and his talents were ever at the 
service of his country, his church and his fellowman." 1 

m. Dec. 12, 1871, Margaret M. Caldwell of Chester Countv 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 

AG VI William Caldwell 

b. Nov. 18, 1872; d. Jan. 18, 
1901. 



434 



RELATED FAMILIES 



6. Warren Harvey 



b. Oct. 5, 1848, Chester County, S. C. 



AG IV SAMUEL JAMES FLENNIKEN (1807-1877), Knox County, Tennessee 

Samuel James Flenniken, son of James Wallace Flenniken and Mary S— , was born 
in Knox County, Tennessee, May 17, 1807. He lived near his father's old home place, 
and was a farmer and carpenter. 18 He died in 1877." 

He married, February 15, 1826, 2 " Elizabeth Howell (b. Feb. 12, 1809), daughter of 
Elijah Howell and Judith Maxey (b. 1786) , and a granddaughter of Sampson and 
Elizabeth Maxey. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 28 
AG V Harriet 

b. Mar. 13, 1827, Knox County, Tenn. 

James H. 

b. Sept. 14, 1828, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. June 2, 1846, Margaret Giffin 2 ' (b. 1831, Tenn.). 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 18 incomplete 
AG VI Mary Emma 

b. 1845, Tenn. 
m. first, — Baker, 
m. second, — Farris. 
Issue: BAKER first mar- 
riage 
AG VII Mamie, m. Will 
Drummond. 
Alice, m. — Martin. 
James 



Burwell Pope 



Barbary 



Wallace 



b. 1847, Tenn. 

b. 1849, Tenn. 
m. May 10, 1868, Jennie 
Kidd* 



b. Oct. 11, 1830; d. Aug. 12, 1906, Knox County, Tenn.; M 
g. Old Gray c, Knoxville. 

h. began earning his own living at an early age; learned 
brickmaking and masonry trade in Middle Tennessee 
which trade and farming he followed throughout his 
life. Owned a farm of 170 acres in 13th District of 
Knox County, and two houses in Knoxville. Later pur- 
chased a home in South Knoxville. He and his first 
wife were staunch Methodists.* 4 

m. first, Mar. 8, 1859, Melissa Ann Tipton ■ (b. Oct. 1, 
1837, Knox County, Tenn.; g. Old Gray c, Knoxville), 
daughter of William C. Tipton. 

m. second, Feb. 18, 1902, Nannie E. Dawson." Knoxville 
directory for 1950 lists her as living at 112 Rose Place, 
SE. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 



435 



Issue: FLENNIKEN first marriage 
AG VI William B. 

d. in infancy; g. Tipton c, 
Stock Creek, Knox County, 
Tenn. 
John Howell 

d. at the age of 3; g. Old 
Gray c, Knoxville. 

b. Dec. 23, 1832, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Feb. 27, 1836; d. single, 1911." 

b. Jan. 4, 1841; d. Feb. 28, 1857. 

b. May 21, 1845. 

b. Dec. 27, 1851; d. 1932." 

m. Jan. 11, 1877, Ella M. Furguson, 24 Wm. W. Bays, M. G., 
officiating. 



AG IV WILLIAM PEERY FLENNIKEN (1819-1872), Knox County, Tennessee 

William Peery Flenniken, son of John Flenniken, Sr. and Sarah Cottrell, was born 
in Knox County, Tennessee, Feb. 7, 1819. He was a farmer. He died, Dec. 23, 1872. 

He married first, September 8, 1842, Alcey I. Hinton 26 (b. 1825, Tenn.; d. Feb. 1851) . 

He married second, Aug. 21, 1852, Caroline Henson 2 * (b. Jan. 1830; d. 1859;* 2 g. 
Flenniken c). 

He married third, August 23, 1862, S. C. Wilkerson. 2 * 
Issue: FLENNIKEN" first marriage 
AG V James Harvey 

b. 1842, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Jan. 9, 1868, Tabitha Wilkinson. 28 



Elijah Howell 
Sarah Ann 
William B. 
Susan C. 
Thomas W. 



Sarah J. 

Mary E. 
Robert G. 



Samuel Wallace 



b. 1843; d. July 20, 1871; g. Flenniken c. 
m. — Childress. 

b. 1845, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. 1848; d. 1918." 

m. June 7, 1868, Harriet A. Brown, 24 daughter of Jackson 
Brown and Ann Doyle. 



b. 1849, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Mollie— . 
William Montgomery 

b. Dec. 1, 1850, Knox County, Tenn. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN second marriage 
AG V Margaret 

b. after 1852, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. John Simpson. 



436 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Issue: SIMPSON 
AG VI Albert 
Jessie 



m. Malcolm Bloom. 



AG IV JOHN FLENNIKEN, JR. (1840-1911), Knox County, Tennessee 

John Flenniken, Jr., son of John Flenniken, Sr. and Isabella Berry, was born in 
Knox County, Tennessee, November 6, 1840. He died, June 16, 1911. 

He married, August 22, 1861, Mary C. M. Brown," daughter of Jackson Brown and 
Ann Doyle. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG V Margaret Catherine 



James A. 



Annie 



Elizabeth 



b. Oct. 20, 1862, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Mar. 29, 1882, William Montgomery Flenniken (q.v.) . 

b. Mar. 2, 1867; d. June 30, 1895. 

m. Dec. 17, 1890, Emma Curtis McCarroll 24 (b. Oct. SI, 
1871), daughter of Joseph C. McCarroll and Margaret 
Parker. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VI John Joseph 

b. Sept. 30, 1891. 
Ruth Estella 

m. Feb. 6, 1893. 
James Wallace 

b. Feb. 21, 1895. 

b. Knox County, Tenn. 
m. James Owens. 

b. Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Will Clayton. 

Issue: CLAYTON 
AG VI Ethel 

m. J. H. Rogers. 



AG IV THOMAS WALLACE FLENNIKEN (1846-1895), Knox County, Tennessee 

Thomas Wallace Flenniken, son of John Flenniken, Sr. and Isabella Berry, was 
born, July 16, 1846. He died, February 4, 1895. 

He married, November 25, 1877, Martha Vineyard, 28 daughter of Thomas Vineyard 
and Annie Brakebill. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG V Mary 

b. Apr. 27, 1879, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Luttrell Ford. 



Myrtle Florence 



b. May 3, 1886; r. Maryville Pike, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Aug. 25, 1901, William Albert Reed (b. Mar. 3, 1876). 

Issue: REED 
AG VI Mary Maude 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 437 



Martha Margaret 
Herbert Flenniken 

Kenneth Albert 
Walter Leon 
Helen Florence 



b. June 16, 1905. 

m. Joe Russell Turner. 

b. Sept. 20, 1909; single 
(1951). 

b. Oct. 9, 1911. 
m. Aline M. DeArmond 
(q.v.) . 

b. Nov. 15, 1914. 
m. Edith Owsley. 

b. May 4, 1919. 
m. Marjorie Alley. 

b. July 28, 1923. 

m. Joe Bart Anderson. 



Samuel 



b. 1893, Knox County, Tenn. 



AG V MARY ELIZABETH FLENNIKEN (1833-1874), Winnsboro, S. C. 

Mary Elizabeth Flenniken, 1 daughter of Reverend Warren Flenniken and Jan> 
Pressly, was born in Chester County, South Carolina, October 26, 1833. She died 
January 23, 1874, and is buried in A.R.P. churchyard, Winnsboro, South Carolina. 
She married, November 20, 1855, George Hunter McMaster of Winnsboro. 
Issue: McMASTER 



AG VI Ann Hearst 



Fitz Hugh 



b. July 24, 1856. 

m. Sept. 1878, William A. Beaty. 

Issue: BEATY 
AG VII Sarah Thome 

b. Sept. 5, 1879. 
Elizabeth Flenniken 

b. Oct. 10, 1881. 
William Alexander 

b. Apr. 11, 1884. 
Ella Elliott 

b. Nov. 24, 1887. 

b. July 22, 1867, Winnsboro, S. C; d. Mar. 5, 1950. 
Columbia, S. C. 

h. graduate, University of S. C, with A.B., LL.B., a news 
paperman and member, Historical Commission of South 
Carolina. In 1908, was elected Insurance Commissioner 
for State of South Carolina. Wrote an excellent partial 
history of the Flenniken family on which much of this 
record is based. 1 

m. Nov. 2, 1892, Elizabeth Sheppard Waring of Columbia, 
S.C. 



438 RELATED FAMILIES 

Issue: none. 



George Buchanan 



b. Oct. 31, 1869. 

m. Oct. 14, 1903, Eugenia Anderson of Fairfield County, 

S.C. 

Issue: McMASTER 
AG VII Eugenia Kincaid 



George Hunter 

Annie 

Edward Kincaid 



b. Oct. 8, 1905. 

b. Dec. 8, 1907; d. June 4, 
1908. 

b. 1910. 

b. 1915. 



Mary Flenniken 



b. July 29, 1873. 

m. June 15, 1905, Thomas Hoge Ketchin of Winnsboro. 

Issue: KETCHIN 
AG VII George H. McMaster 

b. Apr. 29, 1907. 
Thomas Hoge II 

b. 1910. 
Fitz Hugh McMaster 

b. 1912-1913. 

AG V JOHN CALVIN FLENNIKEN (1842-?), Chester County, S. C. 

John Calvin Flenniken, son of Reverend Warren Flenniken and Jane Pressly, was 
born in Chester County, South Carolina, March 16, 1842. He was educated in the neigh- 
borhood schools, and had entered Erskine College when the Civil War began. He left 
college to take the place of a widow's son who had been drafted, and served in the 
ranks throughout the war. He spent the remainder of his life on his plantation in 
Chester County. "He was a lovable man with music in his soul and laughter in his 
heart". 1 

He married, December 18, 1868, Charlotte Bradley. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VI Caroline McMaster 

b. Aug. 28, 1872. 

m. Dec. 18, 1889, Robert Edwin Brice of Columbia, S. C. 

Issue: BRICE 
AG VII John Flenniken 

b. Dec. 4, 1890. 
Margaret Josephine 

b. July 25, 1893. 
Robert Edwin, Jr. 

b. Jan. 30, 1897. 
Samuel Mills 

b. Mar. 27, 1874. 
Alexander Quay 

b. Apr. 11, 1876. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 



439 



Jane Torbit 



Mary Elizabeth 



m. Oct. 29, 1900, Elizabeth Mary Dove. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VII John Calvin II 

b. Mar. 23, 1904. 
William Harvey 

b. May 13, 1906. 

b. Aug. 18, 1878. 

m. Dec. 26, 1900, Edgar Stallings. 

Issue: STALLINGS 
AG VII James Gordon 

b. Mar. 23, 1904. 
William Flenniken 

b. Aug. 1, 1906. 
Helen Mills 

b. Feb. 24, 1908. 

b. Sept. 27, 1884. 

m. June 6, 1906, William Alva Guy. 

Issue: GUY 
AG VII Charlotte Margaret 

b. July 23, 1907, an only 
child. 



AG V WARREN HARVEY FLENNIKEN (1848-?), Chester County, S. C. 

Warren Harvey Flenniken, 1 son of Reverend Warren Flenniken and Jane Pressly, 
was born in Chester County, South Carolina, October 5, 1848. His education was inter- 
rupted by the crumbling defenses of the Confederacy in 1864 when manpower had been 
exhausted and the South was forced to call on the young and aged for help. He volun- 
teered for duty at the age of 16, and served to the end of the conflict. The date of his 
death is not known to this writer but he was still living in Chester County in 1937, 
being in his 89th year. 44 

He married first, December 15, 1870, Caroline Bradley (d. July 1871) , by whom 
he had no issue. 

He married second, 1881, Kate Patton of Abbeville, S. C. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN second marriage 
AG VI Jane Pressly 

b. Sept. 1, 1882. 

m. July 7, 1904, Dr. Isaac Dodd Best of Kentucky. 

Issue: BEST 
AG VII Katherine Pressly 



Isaac Dodd, Jr. 



b. Nov. 7, 1907. 



b. June 23, 1912. 



Katherine Patton 



b. April 14, 1884. 

h. graduate, Mt. Zion Academy, S. C, and Erskine College, 

Due West, S. C. Was a member of the faculty, Due 

West Female College. 
m. April 4, 1912, Charles Finch Elliott (b. June 1, 1885). 



440 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Margaret Ansley 



Julia Kennedy 
Warren Harvey, Jr. 



He was cashier, Winnsboro Bank, and deacon in the 
A.R. Presbyterian Church, Winnsboro. 
Issue: ELLIOTT 
AG VII Thomas Ketchin III 

b. Mar. 18, 1913. 



Caroline 

Margaret 

Katherine 



b. Sept. 16, 1917. 
b. June 23, 1919. 
b. June 9, 1924. 



b. Dec. 17, 1886. 

h. graduate, Mt. Zion Academy, S. C, and Erskine College, 
Due West, S. C. Later held the chair of mathematics at 
Stonewall Female College, Va., and afterwards went 
into YWCA work. For 3 years, she held the chair of 
English in a college at Cairo, Egypt. 

b. May 13, 1890; d. April 9, 1904. 

b. Mar. 11, 1895; d. Feb. 22, 1920. 



AG V ELIJAH HOWELL FLENNIKEN (1832-1892), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Elijah Howell Flenniken, son of Samuel James Flenniken and Elizabeth Howell, was 
born in Knox County, Tennessee, December 23, 1832. He grew to manhood on his 
father's farm, and at the age of 20, learned the brickmason's trade which he followed 
until the advent of the Civil War. During the war which caused a cessation of all 
building activities, he devoted himself exclusively to his farm. In 1865, he again resumed 
his brickmason trade and also became a brick manufacturer. In 1881, he retired, and 
moved to Knoxville, his home being on West Clinch Avenue, next door to that of 
J. W. Yoe. Here he resided the rest of his life, devoting his attention to his farm and 
town property. He was at one time president of the Kingston Pike Company, and was 
a long time stockholder and director of the same company. He was a Methodist and 
a Mason." He died, November 6, 1892, at Knoxville," and is buried in Old Gray 
cemetery. 

He married, September 19, 1861, Mary Adaline French" (b. May 3, 1841, Knox 
County, Tenn.; d. Oct. 24, 1896; g. Old Gray c.) , daughter of Michael French and 
Dorothy Koontz. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VI Sarah D. 

b. July 29, 1862; d. Aug. 29, 1875; g. Old Gray c 
William P. 

b. Dec. 25, 1863, Knox County, Tenn.; d. 1917. 
m. Mary Stephenson. 
Margaret Elizabeth 

b. Jan. 26, 1866; d. in infancy; g. Old Gray c. 
Michael French 

b. June 10, 1867, Knox County, Tenn.; d. Mar. 3, 1938.* 
m. Apr. 27, 1898, Olla McCallum* daughter of James R. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 



441 



John Wesley 



Annie Belle 



Frank Wallace 



Minnie May 
Etta Ella 



McCallum, Rev. R. R. Acree, pastor, First Baptist 
Church, Knoxville, officiating. 2 * 
h. founded M. F. Flenniken & Company, one of Knoxville's 
oldest and largest general insurance agencies; prominent 
in civic and social life of Knoxville. 
Issue: none. 

b. Oct. 7, 1868; d. Mar. 15, 1930. 37 

m. Laura Lee Orr of Virginia, a widow. 

b. July 25, 1871, Knox County, Tenn. 

h. was a teacher in the Knoxville city schools for many 
years; now retired. 

b. Jan. 1, 1875, Knox County, Tenn.; d. Mar. 4, 1936." 
m. June 9, 1910, Ella Coffin, daughter of Hector Coffin, Sr. 
and Alice Jones. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VII Alice Coffin 

b. May 16, 1911, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
m. Henry Jouette Geiger. 



Hector Howell 



Mary French 



b. Apr. 9, 1913, Knoxville, 
Tenn. Died April 1984. 

h. graduate, University of 
Tenn.; now a member of 
the insurance firm, Flen- 
niken-Nunnally Company, 
Knoxville (1952). 

m. Jan. 3, 1952, Greenville, 
S. C, Catherine Yates Bet- 
tis, dau. Marvin Dee Bettis 
of Greenville. A graduate 
in home economics, she was 
for a time on the home 
economics staff of Univ. of 
Tenn., at Martin, Tenn." 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 

AG VIII Alice Louise, b. 
Oct. 24, 1953, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

b. July 6, 1917, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
m. William J. Hagan III. 



b. July 6, 1876, Knox County, Tenn. 
b. Apr. 9, 1878; d. June 19, 1942. 



442 RELATED FAMILIES 

m. Edwin Akers, Jr. 

Issue: AKERS 
AG VII Michael Flenniken 
French F. 



Mary L. 
"Baby" 
Jennie B. 
Thomas Howell 



b. Nov. 14, 1879; d. July 12, 1880; g. Old Gray c 

b. Jan. 2, 1881; d. Jan. 26, 1881; g. Old Gray c. 

b. Feb. 27, 1882; d. June 28, 1882; g. Old Gray c. 

b. March 28, ?, Knoxville, Tenn.; r. New Orleans, La. 

(1951). 
m. Amy Stephenson. 

AG V WILLIAM MONTGOMERY FLENNIKEN (1850-1912), Knox County, Tenn. 

William Montgomery Flenniken, son of William Peery Flenniken and Alcy I. Hinton, 
was born in Knox County, Tennessee, December 1, 1850. He grew to manhood on his 
father's farm, being reared by two successive stepmothers. He began farming on land 
adjoining his father's home. He built first a home for himself and each year thereafter, 
after the crops were in, built another house until he owned thirteen houses. He had no 
confidence in banks and put his earnings into real estate. He also owned four houses in 
Knoxville. He died, January 22, 1912. 

He married, March 29, 1882, Margaret Catherine Flenniken (b. Oct. 20, 1862; d. 
Dec. 25, 1945) , daughter of John Flenniken, Jr. (q.v.) and Mary C. M. Brown. She 
was his first cousin. 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VI Burwell Pope 

b. Sept. 20, 1883, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Loretta Kelly. 

Issue: none (1951). 

Thomas Wallace, Sr. 

b. Dec. 26, 1889; d. Nov. 17, 1950, after a serious operation, 
m. Nov. 7, 1908, Bertie Stallings (d. Sept. 16, 1939). 

Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VII Thomas Wallace, Jr. 

b. June 17, 1915; a farmer; 
r. Maryville Pike, Knox Co. 
m. Mildred Bernice Houser 
(b. Nov. 9, 1918) , daughter 
of Bert Houser. 
Issue: FLENNIKEN 
AG VIII Richard Wallace, 
b. Sept. 8, 1938. 
Donald Eugene, b. June 23, 
1940. 

Roger Leon, b. Aug. 10, 
1942. 

Thomas Weigel, b. May 16, 
1944. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 



443 



William Scott 



twins: 



Mabel 



Maude 



Madge Elsie 



Frederick Randolph, b. 

Mar. 23, 1948. 

Patricia Ann, b. Jan. 1, 

1951. 

b. May 13, 1892, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Nov. 4, 1932, Knoxville, Tenn., Sarah Drake (b. Sept. 

16, 1892, Blount County, Tenn.), daughter Charles 

Edwin Drake and Rachel Purkey. 

Issue: none (1951) . 

b. Jan. 7, 1895; single (1951) . 



b. Jan. 7, 1895, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. June 10, 1926, Nels E. A. Nichols (b. Jan. 30, 1882; 
d. June 8, 1936) , son of Anders Nicklason (b. Sept. 26, 
1842, Obhult Branhult, Varberg, Sweden; d. June 19, 
1926) and Britta Lina Hendrickson (b. Mar. 22, 1842; 
d. Sept. 28, 1919) . 
Issue: NICHOLS 
AG VII William Emil 

b. July 10, 1927, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
h. graduate, Univ. of Tenn.; 
a commissioned paratroop- 
er officer but presently 
(1951) serving as first lieu- 
tenant, Infantry, with Co. 
G, 19th Inf., 24th Div., in 
Korea. Entered service, 
June 1951 and now (No- 
vember) in combat. 

b. Oct. 17, 1901, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Ivan Hawkins. 



1. Fitz Hugh McMasters, Columbia, S. C, The Flenniken Family, (privately printed). 

2. North Carolina Colonial Records, Vol. VII, pp. 19, 20. On April 25, 1765, the following named 
settlers agreed to certain arrangements on subject of title to Selwyn lands: James Norris, Thomas 
Polk, James Flannagin, George Allen. 

3. See Appendix, Jane Flenniken's Will. The grandson, James, can only have been the son of either 
James or William. 

4. See Thomas Dermond, footnote 5. 

5. Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Vol. 2, p. 89. William Flennigan m. Sarah Albertson. Since William 
had already settled in North Carolina and was 38 years old in 1771 this may refer to another branch 
of the family which remained in Pennsylvania. 

6. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 20, p. 87. John Flenigan, Cumberland County, with 48 acres, 
1778. 

Ibid., Vol. 22, p. 210. John Flenniken, Bedford County, adjoining John Flenniken. 
Ibid., Vol. 22, p. 278. John Flenniken, Bedford County. 
Ibid., Vol. 22, p. 722. John Flenniken, Washington County, 1781, 560 acres. 
Ibid., Vol. 25, p. 17. John Flenniken, Sr., Franklin County, 130 acres, 1784-1795. 

7. Graham, Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and lives of its signers. Also: Colonial and State 
Records, North Carolina, Vol. 29, Index F to L. 

Flenigen, D. wounded 19-973; Flenigan, Ensign, wounded 19-973. 



444 RELATED FAMILIES 

See also, Appendix, David Flenniken, Revolutionary War Pension application. 

See also, Appendix, Will of David G. Flannigan, who may have been his son. 

1790 U. S. census, Mecklenburg County, N. C, for Salisbury District, David Flemmigan [sic], near 

James Dermond, with 1 male over 16; 8 males under 16; 3 females. 

8. Knox County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book B-l, p. 88, recorded, May 12, 1798. 

9. See Appendix, Samuel Flenniken I, Last Will & Testament. 

Also: Knox County, Tenn., Court Minutes, Book 4, p. 136, Apr. 15, 1803. 
Joseph F. Flenniken cited for delinquent tax. 

10. Knox County, Tennessee, Estate Book 6, p. 17. Mary Flenniken's Will, dated Oct. 25, 1832, was 
probated at April 1836, Sessions, Knox County Court. She bequeathed her estate to her sons, Samuel, 
John; daughters, Elizabeth, Terressa Maxwell, Sally Jett, Mary; grandchildren, Mary Maxwell and 
Polly Flenniken. The will referred to a note for $150 from Thomas Dearmond and a note for $200 
from James Flenniken. Executors were her sons, James W., and Samuel. 

11. Knoxville Gazette, Aug. 25, 1794, extracted from Vol. 19, 1947, East Tennessee Historical Society 
Publications, p. 113. 

Also: Draper Mss., 30 S 351, Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville, Tenn. 

12. See Appendix, Will of Samuel Flenniken II. 

13. See Samuel Dearmond (cl755-1819), footnote 10. Also, Samuel Jackson D'Armond, Senior, footnote 1. 
which refers to Samuel Dearmond and one or two cousins who were pioneers of Knox County and left 
there for Mississippi and later settled in Louisiana. 

14. 1830 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. Samuel Flenniken with 1 male, age 40-50; 1 female, 30-40; 
1 female, 70-80 [his mother, Mary Flenniken, no doubt]. 

1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. Samuel Flaniken, age 63, b. N. C, a farmer, R. E. $500.; 
Mary Flaniken [his niece], age 36, b. Tenn. 

15. 1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. James Maxwell, age 64, b. Va., farmer, R.E. $400.; Terressa, 
age 59, b. N. C 

16. 1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. Also included in the household, Jane Moore, b. 1781, Va., 
who may have been Lavinia's mother. 

17. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records, W. P. Kendricks, F. E., officiating. 

18. 1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. 

19. Knox County, Tenn. Court, Book 18, p. 258. Samuel Flenniken, Sr. was appointed administrator 
for the estate of Elizabeth Flenniken, Aug. 7, 1848. 

20. Knoxville Register & Weekly Whig, Aug. 26, 1840. "Major James W. Flenniken, age 64, died Wed. 
Aug. 19, 1840, at his residence in this county. He had resided in Knox County upwards of 50 years 
and was a highly respected citizen." 

21. Mrs. John Trotwood Moore, Record of Commissioris of Officers in the Tennessee Militia, 17961811, 
Vol. 1. 

22. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, Book 4, p. 101. 
Ibid., Book 7, p. 214. 

Ibid., Book 8, pp. 1, 153, 208. 

23. Ibid., Book 10, pp. 10, 38. 

24. Goodspeed, History of East Tennessee, pp. 955, 956. Biographies of E. H. Flenniken and B. F. [P.] 
Flenniken. 

25. 1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. Mary Flenniken, age 63, b. Va., head of household, R.E. 
$800.; John Bradley, age 21, b. Tenn., farmer; Amanda Bradley, age 19, b. Tenn.; John Jeff, age 
15, b. Tenn., school, [recorded as living in same neighborhood as Samuel Flenniken]. 

From Family Bible of her son, Samuel Flenniken. "Mary S. Flenniken, died Sept. 21, 1859, aged 74 
years, 2 months, 11 days." 

26. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

27. Knox County, Tenn. Probate Records. Will of John Flenniken, Sr., dated Sept. 1, 1869; probated 
at July 1871, Term of Court; mentions wife, Isabella; daughters, Mary Flenniken, Elizabeth Franklin, 
Rebecca Flenniken deceased; sons, James F., William P., Samuel, Thomas W., John; granddaughter, 
S. Catherine Roach. Executors, John Maxwell and Thomas W. Flenniken; witnesses, C. C. Nelson and 
John W. Cruze. 

28. Family Bible of Samuel Flenniken, now in possession of Miss Annie Flenniken, Knoxville, Tennessee 
(1951). 

29. Knox County, Tenn. Probate Records. Will of Sarah Ann Flennniken, dated Oct. 27, 1908, and 
probated December, 1911; mentions a brother, Thomas. 

30. Ibid., Will of Thomas W. Flenniken, dated April 18, 1928, and probated March 1932; mentions 
legatees, T. H. Flenniken, Minnie M. Flenniken, relationship not defined; also Jackey McCarroll, child 
of Alex McCarroll, born 1927. Witnesses, W. F. Sterling, Jr., and Frank W. Flenniken. 

31. Ibid. Will of Robert G. Flenniken, dated April 15, 1915, and probated, February', 1918; mentions his 
wife, Harriet A. Flenniken. 

32. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, Book 21, p. 547. W. P. Flenniken appointed administrator for 
the estate of Caroline Flenniken, Dec. 5, 1859. 

34. Knox County, Tenn. Probate Records. Will of Burwell P. Flenniken, dated Nov. 19, 1902, and pro- 
bated June 1906; mentions his wife, Nannie E.; nieces, Anna Bell Flenniken, Minnie D. Flenniken. 
Etta Akers; nephews, Mike F. Flenniken, John Wesley Flenniken; sister, Sarah Flenniken; also Roy 
Flenniken, relationship not defined. Witnesses, L. M. G. Baker and Hu L. McClung. 



FLENNIKEN FAMILY 445 

35. Ibid. Will of Elijah H. Flenniken, dated Aug. 18, 1892, and probated November 1892; gave his 
residence as West Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, next door O J. W. Yoe; mentions a brother, T. W. 
Flenniken; sister, Sarah A. Flenniken; sons, W. P. Flenniken, M. F. Flenniken. Witnesses, Joseph 
B. Wright and J. W. Yoe. 

36. Ibid. Will of William P. Flenniken, dated Sept. 2, 1915, and probated December, 1917; bequeaths 
his estate to his wife, Mary Stephenson Flenniken. 

37. Ibid. Will of John W. Flenniken, dated Jan. 14, 1930, and probated March 1930; mentions, brothers, 
Frank W. and M. F.; sisters, Etta E. Akers, Minnie Flenniken, Annie Flenniken; brother-in-law, 
Edwin Akers; nieces, Alice F. Flenniken, Mary French Flenniken; nephews, French F. Akers, Hector 
F. Flenniken; step-granddaughters, Laura Louise Orr and Yvonne C. Orr. 

38. Ibid. Will of M. F. Flenniken, dated Aug. 10, 1935, and probated April 1938; mentions wife, Olla 
McCallum; sisters, Anna B. Flenniken, Minnie M. Flenniken, Etta E. Akers; brothers, F. W., T. H.; 
father, Elijah H. Flenniken, wife's father, James R. McCallum; nephews, M. F. Akers, Hector Flen- 
niken; nieces, Alice Flenniken, Mary French Flenniken. 

39. Ibid. Will of Frank W. Flenniken, dated Jan. 25, 1929, and probated March 1936; mentions wife, 
Ella; and children but not by name. 

40. D.A.R. Lineage Book 3, p. 137; No. 2384, Miss Mariah Sawyer Jennings. 

41. Ibid., Book 28, p. 321; No. 27889, Miss Rosalina Flenniken. 

42. Ibid.. Book 26, p. 197; No. 25537, Miss Florence Crawford Jennings. 

43. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, Book 9, p. 17. Jan. 10, 1817, Robert P. Flenniken cited for 
delinquent poll tax. Does this refer to Robert Patterson Flenniken of Mecklenburg County, N. C? 
His uncle, Samuel Flenniken, was then living in Knox County, Tenn. 

44. Columbia S. C. State, July 26, 1937. An article covering the sesquicentennial of the Hopewell A.R.P. 
Church, mentions Warren Harvey Flenniken as being present and in his 89th year, and being the 
last surviving Confederate veteran of Winnsboro, S. C. 

45. Knoxville, Tenn. News-Sentinel, Jan. 5, 1952. 

46. See John Dearmond II, footnote 7. 

47. Benjamin Fitzgerald Jennings m. Marian Sawyer by whom he had a daughter, Maria Sawyer. 

48. William Kennon Jennings m. Alice Crawford, daughter of Jefferson Crawford and Catherine Harper, 
by whom he had a daughter, Florence Crawford, r. Pittsburgh, Pa. 

49. North Carolina Dept. of Archives & History, Military Vouchers nos. 6023 and 6160, Salisbury District, 
Jan. 4 and 10, 1784. 

50. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, Book O, p. 218. 

51. Pollyanna Creekmore, compiler, Early East Tennessee Taxpayers, III, Knox County, 1806, in East 
Tennessee Historical Society Publications No. 25, 1953. 

52. See Appendix, Samuel Flenniken, Tenn. Land Grant no. 601. 

53. McClung Historical Collection, Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville, Tenn. 



UNIDENTIFIED MEMBERS OF THE FLENNIKEN FAMILY 

Burwell Flenniken m. Lizzie Brown, July 2, 1891. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage 

Records. 
Burwell Flenniken b. Dec. 11, 1855; d. Feb. 15, 1856; g. Flenniken c, Vestal, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
Charles Flenniker, with 1 male over 16; 1 female. 1790 U. S. Census, Mecklenburg 

County, N. C. 
David G. Flannigan, Mecklenburg County, N. C; daughter Elizabeth; grandson, James 

G. Brown. See Appendix, Will of David G. Flannagin. 
Elizabeth Flannigan m. Thomas Osborn, Jan. 17, 1805, Mecklenburg County, N. C. 

North and South Carolina Marriage Records, Clemens, p. 92. 
Isaac Flenniken, Mecklenburg County, N. C, son of Martha Flenniken. See Appendix, 

Will of Martha Fleniken. 
James Flenniken, with 1 male, 40-50; 1 female, 20-30. 183O U. S. census, McMinn 

County, Tenn. 



446 RELATED FAMILIES 

KG I WILLIAM GOLIGHTLY 1 

of 

NORTH CAROLINA 

and 

descendants 

William Golightly was living in North Carolina in 1778 when his son, David, was 
born there. Where he was born and whether he died in North Carolina, is not known 
to this author. 

His wife was Amy but nothing more has been recorded about her. 
Issue: GOLIGHTLY incomplete 
KG II David 

b. 1778, N. C. 



KG II DAVID GOLIGHTLY (1778-?), Cherokee County, Alabama 

David Golightly, son of William and Amy Golightly, was born in North Carolina 
in 1778. He settled eventually in Cherokee County, Alabama. 

His wife was Nancy. Both died the same day, poisoned by medicine given by the 
doctor. 

Issue: GOLIGHTLY 
KG III Julia Ann 



Ogburn 



m. Jeremiah W. Henderson (q.v.). 

m. first, — White. 

m. second, Bettie Selman. 

Issue: GOLIGHTLY first marriage 
KG IV Mattie 





m. — Selman. 


Mary 






d. young. 


Nannie 






m. Benton Miller 


Henry 





William 
Allie 



m. Lou Lawrence. 
Issue: GOLIGHTLY 
KG V Lillie, Emma, George, 
William, Lexie, Maggie. 



m. William Helms. 
Issue: HELMS 
KG V Robert, d. single; 
Pluma, h. single. 
John 
Issue: GOLIGHTLY second marriage 
KG D7 Joe 

m. — Dillard. 

Issue: GOLIGHTLY 



GOLIGHTLY FAMILY 



Polly 



m. Joe High. 

Issue: HIGH 
KG IV Henry 



Julia 



Calhoun 



Amy 



Georgia 

m. Absolom Walker. 

Issue: WALKER 

KG IV Absolom, Jr. 



Thursy 



m. —White. 

Issue: WHITE 
KG IV Melvina 

Pernicia 



447 

KG V Bertha, d. single; Lot- 
tie, m. Nunally Gardner; 
Ollie, m. Julian Russell; 
Grace, m. — Angel; Renfro. 



m. Emma Chestnutt. 
Issue: HIGH 

KG V 1 son, d. in child- 
hood. 

m. Solomon Miller. 

Issue: MILLER 

KG V Effie, m. Albert Van- 
pelt. 

Rex, m. first, Lula Hard- 
wick. 

m. second, Mabel Miller. 
Mary 

Calhoun, m. Mrs. Hill. 
Grady, m. Mary Towers. 

m. Florence Russell. 

Issue: HIGH 

KG V Cora, m. George 
Tucker; Russell, m. Velma 
Browder; May, m. Malcolm 
Rattray; Cornelia, m. Jas. 
Hurt; J. C, m. Eleanor 
Stevens; Burney. 



m. Neely Cunningham. 

Issue: WALKER 

KG V Rowland, Ella, Char- 
les, Frank, Horner, Ray- 
mond. 



m. — Fullerton. 

m. David Lanier. 
Issue: LANIER 



448 RELATED FAMILIES 



KG V Nancy 

David, m. yes. 
Issue: LANIER 
KG VI Alerta. 



1. This sketch is constructed from biographical notes made by Mrs. Laura Griffitts Wilder, in her un- 
published manuscript of the Griffitts family. It should be used as reference only and further research 
engaged in before making full acceptance of the data here shown. 






GRIFFITTS FAMILY 449 

AG I WILLIAM G. GRIFFITTS (1724-1762), Philadelphia, Penna. 

William G. Griffiitts was born in Wales in 1724. He migrated to America and settled 
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he died in 1762. 

He married in 1752, Abigail Powell of Philadelphia. 
Issue: GRIFFITTS incomplete 
AG II Samuel 

b. circa 1763, Philadelphia, Penna. 
h. a physician and college professor. 1 
m. 1787, at Philadelphia. 



James 



and perhaps: 

Thomas 



b. 1756, Philadelphia, Penna. 

Issue: GRIFFITTS incomplete 
AG III Samuel 

b. 1794. 



b. circa 1760, Philadelphia, Penna. 
Issue: GRIFFITTS incomplete 
AG III Eli 



Matthew 



b. July 21, 1781. 

m. Aug. 31, 1808, Nancy Hol- 
loway.' 



KG I ELI GRIFFITTS (1781-1847), Cherokee County, Alabama 

and descendants* 

Eli Griffitts was born, July 21, 1781, but the place of his birth is not known. As a 
young man, he lived in Roane County, Tennessee, where his family settled, probably 
after 1800. His father may have been Thomas Griffiths {q-v.) since he served as a 
bondsman to two Roane County marriages, one of which may have been that of his son.* 
The 1790 censuses for North Carolina and Pennsylvania are replete with listings of the 
Griffith family, but only twice does the name Griffitts appear, once in Philadelphia 
County, Pennsylvania, for Dr. Samuel Griffitts (q.v.) and once in Montgomery County, 
North Carolina, for Isham Griffits. 4 

Eli lived in Roane County, Tennessee, for an indeterminate period, making his 
home in after years in Cherokee County, Alabama, where he died, March 12, 1847, his 
grave being in Pleasant Hill cemetery. 

He married, place and date not preserved, Margaret Louise Wells (b. Mar. 22, 1783; 
d. Dec. 15, 1856; g. Pleasant Hill, Cherokee County, Ala.) . 
Issue: GRIFFITTS Not in order of their births 
KG II Polly 

d. out west. 

m. Woodbum — . 



Lorenzo Dow 
Sarah Todhunter 
Louise 



b. Aug. 28, 1809. 

b. Dec. 11, 1805. 

d. Mar. 30, 1889. 
m. — Wells. 



450 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Amanda 



d. Cherokee County, Ala.; g. Pleasant Mill c. 
m. — Cheney. 

Issue: CHENEY 
KG III 3 daughters 



Emaline 






d. at age of 28. 


Caroline 






b. Cherokee County, Ala 


Abigail 






b. Cherokee County, Ala 


Eliza 






m. — Rhea. 


Clementine 






d. at age of 17. 


Alabama 





b. Cherokee County, Ala. 
m. — Haggard. 

Issue: HAGGARD 
KG III 3 daughters 



KG II LORENZO DOW GRIFFITTS (1809-1882), Cherokee County, Ala. 

Lorenzo Dow Griffitts, son of Eli Griffitts and Margaret Louise Wells, was born in 
Roane County, Tennessee, August 28, 1809. He became a Presbyterian minister and, 
after his marriage, made his home at Gaylesville, Cherokee County, Alabama. He died, 
July 18, 1882, and is buried in Forest Hill cemetery. 

He married, about 1834, Angeline DeArmond (q-v.), whom he met while she was 
making an extended visit in the home of her uncle, James Dearmond (q-v.) of Roane 
County, Tennessee. Since legend says Lorenzo Dow's family opposed the marriage on 
religious grounds, evidently the marriage was an elopement. There is no record of the 
marriage in Roane County, whose marriage records have been carefully preserved. 
Angeline died at the age of 34 while the children were small, but her husband never 
remarried, remaining at home with his children. 

Issue: GRIFFITTS 
KG III Pulaski Lee 

b. Nov. 9, 1835; d. June 1, 1882. 

m. Varssine McClellan (g. Forest Hill c.) . 

Issue: GRIFFITTS 
KG IV Roxalana 

m. J. C. Pitman. 

Issue: PITMAN none 
adopted: 
John 

m. James Witherington. 
Issue: 

WITHERINGTON none 
adopted: 
James 



Exemena 






GRIFFITTS FAMILY 



451 



Oscar 



Issue: GRIFFITTS 

KG V O. C Nancy, Lana. 



Margaret Louise 
Leonidas DeArmond 
William 
Carlisle Polk 



b. Aug. 10, 1838, Cherokee County, Ala. 

I 

b. Jan., 9, 1841, Cherokee County, Ala. 

b. June 18, 1843; d. young. 



Anne 

"Puss" 

"Betty* 



b. Nov. 13, 1844; d. of pneumonia in camp near Atlanta, 
during Civil War; g. Atlanta. 

b. Cherokee County, Ala. 

d. single. 

d. single. 



KG II CAROLINE GRIFFITTS of Cherokee County, Alabama 

Caroline Griffitts, daughter of Eli Griffitts and Margaret Louise Wells, was born in 
Cherokee County, Alabama, sometime after 1800. 

She married Jeremiah W. Henderson,* son of David Henderson and Altha Chandler. 
His daughter by his first marriage, Sarah Ann Pettus, married Caroline's nephew, 
Leonidas DeArmond Griffitts (q.v.) . 

Issue: HENDERSON 
KG III Emma 

d. young; g. Mill Creek. 
Hattie Eugenia 

d. single; g. Oak Bowery c. 
Carrie Etta 

d. single; g. Forest Hill c 
William Forrest 

m. Callie Russell. 

Issue: HENDERSON 
KG IV Ronald 



twins 

Dwight 
Ralph 



h. was afflicted. 

d. in infancy; g. Oak Bowery 
c 

m. —Little. 

m. Nellie Henderson. 
Issue: none. 



KG II ABIGAIL GRIFFITTS (al800-?), Cherokee County, Alabama 

Abigail Griffitts, daughter of Eli Griffitts and Margaret Louise Wells, was born in 
Cherokee County, Alabama, sometime after 1800. Where she lived after her marriage 
was not shown in the record from which this sketch was constructed. She died at Oxford, 
Calhoun County, Alabama, and is buried there. 



452 



RELATED FAMILIES 



She married David Browder. After Abigail's death, David married Kate Shoemaker, 
by whom he had a son, Joe. 

Issue: BROWDER 
KG III Amanda 

m. Alexander "Burg" Miller. 

Issue: MILLER 
KG IV Alexander, Jr. 

m. Georgia Leath. 
Issue: MILLER 
KG V Carrie, m. Lester 
Woodall; Frank, m. — Mc- 
Donald; John, Dixie. 



Abbie 



Frank 
Emma 



Jane 



m. Anderson Lewis. 

Issue: LEWIS 
KG IV Florence 



Pluma 



m. John Daniel. 
Issue: DANIEL 
KG V Earl, Elma, 
Willie Lou. 



d. 1948. 

m. Tom Daniel. 

Issue: DANIEL 
KG V a son, d. as 
man; Chester, m. 



Lettie, 



a young 
Winona 



Chancellor; later separated. 



m. Ed Ringer. 

Issue: RINGER 

KG V Wayne, m. Dwight 
Wood; Raymond, m. Ruth 
Chisolm; Ennis, m. Faye 
Burkhalter; Ralph, m. — 
Longshore; Frank, m. Ewel 
Payton; Lucile; Everett 
(Pat) ; Loy, m. — Hartline; 
Raleigh, m. Kathrine Hart- 
line. 

m. Walter James. 

Issue: JAMES 

KG V Mary, m. Eleve Lee; 
Jessie, m. Jack Crow; Ollie, 
d. as a young man; Frank, 
m. Emma Morely; Pearl, 
m. Roy Lawless; Ora, m. 
— Stewart; Arthur; Stewart 



GRIFFITTS FAMILY 



453 



Leona 



Maggie 



Christopher 



Lottie 



Lucien 



Marcus 



William Griffitts 



m. Malinda McCullough. 

Issue: BROWDER 
KG IV Henry 



m. O. L. Trunlin? 

Issue: TRUNLIN? 

KG V Eula Mae, m. Alec 
Leath; Jewel, m. first, Loy 
Teague, m. second, Alba J. 
Wilder; Chloe, m. D. C. 
Toles; Lewis, m. Louise 
Hurley; Sue; Thomas; O. 
L.Jr. 

m. Webb Leath. 
Issue: LEATH 
KG V Mary Emma, m. Wil- 

lard Erwin; Marvin John; 

Louise. 

m. Lizzie Coffin. 

Issue: LEWIS 

KG V May, m. Claud Mc- 
Coy; Bessie, m. Jerry Leath; 
Leah, m. Dewey Orr; Alma; 
Chloe, m. Frank Reynolds; 
Laura Bell. 

m. Jack Leath. 

Issue: LEATH 

KG V Lillie, m. Paul Burk- 
halter; Webb, h. killed 
overseas; body returned 
home; Clarence; Andrew; 
Annie Mae; Margaret, m. 
Altus Brown; Barbara; 
Bonnie, m. — Wolf; Jack, 

Jr- 



m. Lizzie Crye. 
Issue: LEWIS 
KG V Euclid; 
Lee. 



Carl; Nora 



m. Angeline McNutt. 
Issue: LEWIS 
KG V Emmet t; Oscar; 
Ruby; Charles; Edith. 



d. single. 



454 



RELATED FAMILIES 



John 



Pearl 

Robert 
Andrew 



Walter 
Josephine 



Lexa 

Velma 



m. Bessie Story. 
Issue: BROWDER 
KG V Ola Mae; Nell; Rus- 
sell; Webb; Robert; Billie. 

m. Willard Pope. 
Issue: POPE 
KG V Wilbur; Mae; Roscoe. 

m. Margaret Callan. 

m. Laura Barclay, 
h. married 8c died out west. 
Issue: BROWDER 
KG V Thelma; Luther; 
Roy; Helen. 

m. Grace Sinyer? 

m. Stokes Anderson. 
Issue: ANDERSON 
KG V Carra Linda; Winnie, 
Willie, twins; Velma. 

m. D. C. Wilder. 

m. Russell High. 



KG in MARGARET LOUISE GRIFFITTS (1838-?), Cherokee County, Alabama 

Margaret Louise Griffitts, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Griffitts and Angeline DeArmond, 
was born in Cherokee County, Alabama, August 10, 1838. She spent her entire life in 
the community where she was born, near Gaylesville, and presumably is buried there. 
She married Smith Lafayette Russell, who was an educator. 
Issue: RUSSELL 
KG IV Ellen Eugenia 

b. Cherokee County, Ala. 
m. Pierce Little. 
Issue: LITTLE 
KG V Dixie 

Lillie 



Hampton 
Claude 



d. young. 

m. Ernest Reeder. 

m. Pearl Barrington. 

m. Katherine Boykin. 

Issue: LITTLE 
KG VI Margaret Louise^ 
Bernice; Ellen Jane. 






GRIFFITTS FAMILY 



455 



Altha Jane 
William Polk 



Knox 
Robert 



Sam 



d. as a young man. 

m. Cornelia Berry. 
Issue: LITTLE 
KG VI Robert Paul; Martha 
Jane. 

d. in infancy. 



d. single; g. Texas. 

m. Rachel Catherine McGuire. 
Issue: RUSSELL 
KG V Smith Lafayette 



Paul Archeleas 



Sheldon Theodore 



m. Florence Dodge. 
Issue: RUSSELL 
KG VI Patricia; Smith La- 
fayette, Jr.; Wilfred. 

h. a noted singer, 
m. Alice Wellman. 
Issue: none. 

m. Laura Marie McNaught. 

Issue: RUSSELL 
KG VI Sharon Marie. 



Kate 
Nannie 
Dixie 
Theodore Blake 



d. young; g. Forest Hill c, Gaylesville. 

d. single; g. Texas. 

d. young; g. Forest Hill c. 

b. Cherokee County, Ala.; d. Aug. 1948; g. Childersburg, 

Ala. 
m. Mrs. Nina — . 

KG III LEONIDAS DeARMOND GRIFFITTS (1841-1906), Cherokee County, Ala. 

Leonidas DeArmond Griffitts, son of Lorenzo Dow Griffitts and Angeline DeArmond, 

was born in Cherokee County, Alabama, January 9, 1841. He was known throughout his 

life as "Brooks Griffitts". He died, May 31, 1906, and is buried in Oak Bowery cemetery. 

He married, July 22, 1860, Sarah Pettus Henderson (b. May 1, 1841; d. Mar. 1, 

1903; g. Oak Bowery c), daughter of Jeremiah W. Henderson and Julia Ann Golightly. 

Issue: GRIFFITTS 
KG IV Robert Lee 

b. May 15, 1861, Cherokee County, Ala. 
Laura Ann 

b. Dec. 7, 1862; d. May 8, 1951, Cedar Bluff, Ala. 
m. Jan. 8, 1906, Thomas G. Wilder, who had 3 children 
by a former marriage. 



456 



RELATED FAMILIES 



twins: 



Issue: none. 
Thomas Polk 

b. June 25, 1866, Cherokee County, Ala. 
David Cicero Alphonso 

b. Jan. 9, 1868; d. Nov. 12, 1939; g. National c, Round 

Mountain, Ala. 
m. Sept. 19, 1895, Mrs. Ellen Eugenia Johnson (d. Feb. 

27, 1948; g. Summerville, Ga.) . 
Issue: GRIFFITTS 
KG V Albert Ray 

b. May 20, 1900; r. Texas. 



Julia May 
Altha Lela (twin) 



Jerry (twin) 
Bersine Bell 
Nora 

Sallie 

Zula Eustis Melvina 



b. May 14, 1870; d. Dec. 16, 1870. 

b. Oct. 4, 1871; d. Mar. 8, 1904; g. Forest Hill c. 

m. May 24, 1903, Theodore Lee Overton (d. May 3, 1928, 

Columbus, Miss.) . 
Issue: OVERTON 
KG V Finis Lee 

b. Feb. 27, 1904; d. Feb. 17, 
1905; g. Forest Hill c. 

b. Oct. 4, 1871; d. Oct. 18, 1881. 

b. Aug. 18, 1874; d. Aug. 23, 1875. 

b. June 17, 1876. 



Mary Gertrude 



b. June 17, 1876; d. Aug. 24, 1903. 

b. Mar. 25, 1878; d. May 24, 1941; g. Forest Hill c. 
m. Sept. 27, 1903, Robert C. Hudson. 
Issue: HUDSON 
KG V Mary Kathleen 

b. July 1, 1906. 

m. July 15, 1936, Rev. Ira E. 
Lutz. 

Issue: LUTZ 
KG VI Mary Kathleen, b. 
July 1, 1937. 



b. June 11, 1880. 

m. Jan. 21, 1904, Tom C. Calloway. 
Issue: CALLOWAY 
KG V Charles Brooks 



b. Oct. 6, 1904. 
m. first, June 19, 1928?, Helen 
Baker; later divorced. 



GRIFFITTS FAMILY 



457 



Exmar Fred "Zig" 



Thomas Harold 



William Marshall 



m. second, June 11, 1932, 

Ruth Wells. 
Issue: CALLOWAY, second 

marriage 
KG VI Charles Brooks, Jr.; 
James. 

b. Mar. 11, 1907. 
m. July 3, 1932, Catherine 
Smith. 

b. Aug. 28, 1910; drowned, 
Aug. 9, 1943. 

b. Oct. 13, 1912; d. Sept. 29, 
1916; g. Atlanta, Ga. 



Charles Henderson 
Albert Dennis 



b. Feb. 20, 1883, Cherokee County, Ala. 
d. Apr. 20, 1886, stillborn. 



KG IV ROBERT LEE GRIFFITTS (1861-1900), Cherokee County, Ala. 

Robert Lee Griffitts, son of Leonidas DeArmond Griffitts and Sarah Pettus Henderson, 
was born in Cherokee County, Alabama, May 15, 1861. He was killed by a train, 
October 25, 1900, and is buried in Oak Bowery cemetery. 

He married, May 12, 1889, Ella Lorena Fuller (b. Apr. 12, 1866; d. Oct. 9, 1944; 
g. Miami, Fla.) . 
Issue: GRIFFITTS 
KG V Alma Bessie Lee 

b. Mar. 3, 1890. 
Nettie Bell 

b. Dec. 24, 1894. 
m. — Allison. 

Issue: ALLISON 
KG VI Frances Jean 

b. Nov. 21, 1927. 
m. Eugene Herndon. 

b. Jan. 21, 1892; d. Oct. 13, 1895; g. Oak Bowery c. 

b. Mar. 4, 1893; d. Apr. 13, 1893; g. Oak Bowery c. 

b. Apr. 17, 1898; d. Sept. 16, 1899; g. Linsdale, Ga. 

b. Jan. 29, 1901, a posthumous child. 
m. second, Walter "Frite" Filmore. 

Issue: FILMORE 
KG VI a daughter 

b. 1931. 



Julia May 
Thomas Gideon 
Benjamin Franklin 
Robbie Lee 



458 



RELATED FAMILIES 



KG IV THOMAS POLK GRIFFITTS (1866-1928) 

Thomas Polk Griffitts, son of Leonidas DeArmond Grimtts and Sarah Pettus Hen- 
derson, was born in Cherokee County, Alabama, June 25, 1866. He died, April 18, 
1928, and is buried at Commerce, Texas. 

He married, March 18, 1894, Laura Othello Bell (b. 1871; d. 1949). They were 
divorced, April 9, 1921, but after Thomas' death, Laura returned to the family home. 
Issue: GRIFFITTS 
KG V Brody Taylor 

b. Jan. 25, 1895. 

m. first, Ruth Olga Young; later divorced. 

m. second, Florence Newman. 

b. Oct. 8, 1896. 

m. July 14, 1921, Hida Cate. 

b. Jan. 23, 1899. 

m. Oct. 17, 1925, Ollie G. McDaniel. 

Issue: McDANIEL 
KG VI Nancy Kay 

b. Apr. 2, 1929. 

b. Mar. 14, 1901; single, 1949. 

b. Mar. 14, 1903. 

b. Nov. 5, 1909. 



Curtis Roscoe 



Maybel Henderson 



Margie Loysmith 
Maurine 
Thomas Polk, Jr. 



KG IV CHARLES HENDERSON GRIFFITTS (1883-1937), Cherokee County, Ala. 

Charles Henderson Griffiitts, son of Leonidas DeArmond Grimtts and Sarah Pettus 
Henderson, was born in Cherokee County, Alabama, February 20, 1883. He died, May 
6, 1937, and is buried in Oak Bowery cemetery. 

He married, October 8, 1907, Cora A. Goodson (b. Nov. 4, 1888; d. Apr. 23, 1941; 
g. Oak Bowery c.) . 
Issue: GRIFFITTS 
KG V Robert Cecil 



Nellie Vivian 



Annie May 



b. July 25, 1909. 

m. July 28, 1934, Willie Eveline Morely. 

b. Mar. 10, 1911. 

m. Charles William Porter. 

Issue: PORTER 
KG VI Jacqueline Ann 



Charles William 



b. June 22, 1937. 



b. July 11, 1943. 



b. Feb. 18, 1913. 

m. Dec. 18, 1937, Junius Chestnutt. 
Issue: CHESTNUTT 



GRIFFITTS FAMILY 



459 



Doris Marguerite 
Flora Louise 



KG VI Linda Clare 



Janet Kay 



Cecilia Gayle 



b. July 9, 1940. 

b. Oct. 28, 1942; d.June 9, 
1943. 

b. Sept. 15, 1944. 



b. Sept. 19, 1917; d. July 8, 1918; g. Oak Bowery c. 

b. Sept. 19, 1919. 

m. Apr. 18, 1942, William H. Blakeney. 

Issue: BLAKENEY 
KG VI Charles William 

b. Aug. 2, 1943. 



KG V ALMA BESSIE LEE GRIFFITTS (1890- ) 

Alma Bessie Lee Griffitts, daughter of Robert Lee Griffitts and Ella Lorena Fuller, 
was born, March 3, 1890. 

She married, October 3, 1909, John Kinney. 
Issue: KINNEY 
KG VI Alma Bessie Lee 

b. Mar. 3, 1909. 

John 

d. June 18. 1926. 
Margaret Louise 

b. May 5, 1910; d. same day. 

Frances Elizabeth 

b. Oct. 23, 1911; d. Oct. 25, 1911. 

Jenettie Bell Rachel 

b. Nov. 8, 1912. 

m. Aug. 6, 1930, Errick Weibe. 

Issue: WEIBE 
KG VII Barbara Jean 
Carl 



Willie Nell 



Charles William 



James Lamarr 



b. Apr. 18, 1915. 
m. Elmo Edwards. 



b. Mar. 1, 1918. 
m. Elsie Howel? 

Issue: KINNEY 
KG VII Dorothy Ann 
Dickie 

b. Oct. 24, 1922. 
m. Edna Smith. 



460 RELATED FAMILIES 

Issue: KINNEY 
KG VII James Lamar, Jr. 



1. 1790 U. S. census, Philadelphia County, Penna. Dr. Samuel P. Griffitts (Phy. 8c Prof, in college) 
with 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 5 females. 

2. Roane County, Tenn. Marriage Records: 

June 21, 1808, James Noble m. Penny Hoffner; bondsman, Thos. Griffiths. 
Aug. 31, 1808, Mathew Griffith m. Nancy Holloway; bondsman, Thomas Griffiths. 
Mar. 21, 1820, A. E. Griffith m. Delia Potter; bondsman, Absolom Potter. 
June 6, 1851, Isaac Griffith m. Catherine Howard; bondsman, Josiah Sullens. 

3. This sketch of the Griffitts family is based on material collected and recorded by Mrs. Laura Ann 
Griffitts Wilder in 1949 when she was 85 years old. Since Mrs. Wilder did this work at the request 
of this author and created a record of facts that otherwise would have been lost to posterity, the 
author is honored to include it here as a tribute to the mental powers and memory of its creator, and 
for preservation. No changes have been made other than in arrangement to conform with the style 
employed in this work. 

4. 1790 U. S. census, Montgomery County, N. C, for Salisbury District, p. 164. Isham Griffits with 1 
male over 16; no others. 

5. See Related Families, David Henderson of South Carolina. 



HALL FAMILY 

KG II WILLIAM HALL (1851-1905), Winnipeg, Manitoba 

William Hall, son of Charles Hall, was born in 1851, Butler County, Ohio. He became 
a contractor, and died December 16, 1905, at Winnipeg, Manitoba. 1 

He married first, Susan Maxwell (b. Sept. 7, 1852; d. Apr. 17, 1878), daughter of 
William G. Maxwell and Mary DeArmond (q.v.). 

He married second, at Hamilton, Ohio, after 1878, Frances P. Maxwell (b. Feb. 18, 
1857, Butler County, Ohio) , a sister of his first wife. 

Issue: HALL 
KG III Clayton 

Leroy 

Clarence E. 

Oakley M. 



Hollis F. 



Wayne C. 



b. Butler County, Ohio; a bachelor, 
b. Butler County, Ohio; a bachelor. 

b. Dec. 21, 1888, Hamilton, Ohio, 
m. Lova Mansfield. 

b. Nov. 16, 1890, Okeana, Ohio, 
m. Jessie Sands. 
Issue: HALL 
KG IV Oakley M. Jr. 



b. July 1, 1920; r. Del Mar, 

Calif, 
h. a noted author, 
m. June 28, 1945, Barbara 

Edinger. 
Issue: HALL 
KG V Oakley M. Ill, b. May 

26, 1950. 

Mary Barbara Sands, b. 

Apr. 18, 1952. 



b. Apr. 17, 1893 (?) , Centerville, Ind. 
m. Edw. Koehler. 

Issue: KOEHLER 
KG IV Jeffry 



b. July 4, 1918; r. Arlington, 

Fla. 
m. Mar. 29, 1941, Phyllis 

Hall. 
Issue: KOEHLER 
KG V Jane, b. Apr. 1, 1944; 

Robert M., b. Aug. 7, 1946; 

Sandra, b. Nov. 16, 1947. 



b. Mar. 29, 1896, Centerville, Ind.; r. Alhambra, Calif, 
m. Carolyn Kuzener. 

Issue: HALL 
KG IV Wayne C. Jr. 



462 RELATED FAMILIES 



b. Feb. 14, 1924; r. Salt Lake 

City, Utah, 
m. April 1952, Helen Morles. 



1. Family Record Society. 



HARRISON FAMILY 



463 



AG I ISAAC HARRISON (1744-1806), Dauphin County, Penna. 

and descendants 

Isaac Harrison was born in England in 1744, the eldest son. He came to America 
as a young man and settled in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. There are indications 
that he owned and operated a fulling mill. He died at the age of 62, January 31, 1806, 
and is buried at West Hanover, Pennsylvania, along with eight other members of the 
Harrison family. 

He married, probably about 1765, Sarah Stevens (b. 1748, England; d. May 14, 1806, 
Dauphin County, Penna.; g. West Hanover chyd) . Tradition says that Isaac and Sarah 
fell in love while both were living in England but his father forbade the marriage 
because Sarah was below his station in rank. Sarah came to America with her parents 
sometime prior to the Revolution. One version of the tradition says that Isaac followed 
her to America and married her. Another version says they came to America on the 
same ship and were married en voyage. For this mesalliance, Isaac was disinherited. 
Issue: HARRISON 1 
AG II 1. Jane 

b. West Hanover, Penna.; d. before 1817, Carlisle, Ohio, 
m. — McQuigg. 

Issue: McQUIGG 
AG III 1 son 



2. Elizabeth 



3. Mary "Polly" 



4. John 



5. Isaac, Jr. 



b. Oct. 28, 1769, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Sept. 4, 1852, 

Carrollton, Ohio, 
m. 1785, Hanover, Penna., John Martin (b. Jan. 3, 1761; 

d. Sept. 16, 1823, Carrollton, Ohio. 
Issue: MARTIN 
AG III 7 children 

b. 1773, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Apr. 7, 1845, Springfield, 

Ohio, 
m. 1793,* Hanover, Penna., William Ward, who drowned. 

Issue: WARD 
AG III 3 children 



b. Jan. 8, 1775, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Feb. 28, 1837, 

West Hanover, Penna.; g. Hanover chyd. 
m. first, Apr. 26, 1804, Frances Rodgers (b. Apr. 26, 1792; 

d. Apr. 15, 1813; g. Hanover chyd) . 
m. second, Rachel Rodgers (b. 1787; d. Nov. 15, 1829; 

g. Hanover chyd), a cousin of his first wife, 
m. third, Mrs. Elizabeth Wright Murray (d. 1851) . 

Issue: HARRISON first marriage 
AG III 4 children 

Issue: HARRISON second marriage 
AG III 2 children 

b. 1777, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Dec. 13, 1842, West 
Carrollton, Ohio) . 



464 



6. William 



7. Samuel 



8. James 



9. Sarah 



10. Stephen 



RELATED FAMILIES 

m. Apr. 27, 1803, Nancy Crain (b. 1784; d. Feb. 14, 1853, 
Troy, Ohio) . 
Issue: HARRISON 
AG III 10 children 

b. June 2, 1780, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Sept. 15, 1835. 
m. Eunice Tibbals. 

Issue: HARRISON 
AG III 5 children 

b. 1784, West Hanover, Penna.; d. single, Dec. 8, 1799, 
West Hanover, Penna. 

b. Nov. 12, 1787, West Hanover, Penna.; d. single, Apr. 6, 
1810, West Hanover, Penna. 

b. Feb. 1789, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Dec. 12, 1834. 
m. Apr. 29, 1819, Franklin, Ohio, Joseph Barnett. 

Issue: BARNETT 
AG III 2 children 

b. Oct. 1795, West Hanover, Penna. 



AG II STEPHEN HARRISON (1795-1822), West Hanover, Penna. 

Stephen Harrison, son of Isaac Harrison and Sarah Stevens, was born at West 
Hanover, Pennsylvania, October 1795. He died at the age of 26, July 31, 1822, at West 
Hanover, leaving a wife and four small children. His fifth child was born eight months 
after his death. 

He married, Hanover, Pennsylvania, 1814, Eleanor DeArmond, daughter of Richard 
Dearmond (q-v.) and Eleanor Stewart. She was seven years his senior. 

Issue: HARRISON 
AG III Richard DeArmond 

b. Aug. 26, 1815, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Feb. 12, 1849, 

Florid, Ohio, 
m. Feb. 5, 1845, Sarah Smith (b. June 7, 1823; d. June 27, 
1897), of Princeton, 111. 
Issue: HARRISON 
AG IV 2 children 
Sarah Stevens (twin) 

b. Jan. 28, 1817; d. in infancy. 
Mary Eleanor (twin) 

b. Jan. 28, 1817, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Nov. 23, 1845, 

Hennipin, 111. 
m. Feb. 24, 1841, Florid, 111., Madison Durley (b. Aug. 5, 
1817; d. Jan. 5 ,1899, Hennipin, 111.) . 
Issue: DURLEY 
AG IV 2 children 
Eleanor Jane 

b. Feb. 23, 1820, West Hanover, Penna.; d. Feb. 20, 1849. 



HARRISON FAMILY 



465 



Stephen, Jr. 



m. Dec. 10, 1840, Florid, 111., Joel W. Hopkins (b. July 
29, 1814) . 
Issue: HOPKINS 
AG IV 5 children 

b. Mar. 26, 1823, posthumously, West Hanover, Penna. 



AG III STEPHEN HARRISON, JR. (1823-1899), Granville, Illinois 

Stephen Harrison, Jr., son of Stephen Harrison and Eleanor DeArmond, was born, 
March 26, 1823, at West Hanover, Pennsylvania, 8 months after the death of his young 
father. His mother, without means to support herself and five small children, was 
forced to break up her home and scatter her children. She made her home with her 
uncle, Charles Stewart, Mercerburg, Ohio, and took with her, Eleanor Jane and the 
infant, Stephen, Jr. After his marriage, Stephen, Jr., lived in Illinois, first at Sprinkle- 
burg and later at Granville. He died, July 6, 1899, Granville, Illinois. 

He married, May 7, 1850, Union Groave, Illinois, Mary Elizabeth Dunlavy (b. Dec. 
27, 1830; d. Mar. 3, 1895, Granville, 111.). 
Issue: HARRISON 



AG IV Ellen Frances 



Mary Cornelia 



Charles DeArmond 



Clara Elizabeth 



James Dunlavy 



b. Jan. 25, 1852, Sprinkleburg, 111.; d. Dec. 10, 1928, Hous- 
ton, Texas. 
m. Aug. 21, 1883, Henry Martin Ware (b. May 13, 1854) . 
Issue: WARE 
AG V 1 child 

b. Nov. 20, 1853, Sprinkleburg, 111.; d. Dec. 8, 1925, San 

Diego, Calif, 
m. Sept. 1, 1880, Guilford M. Whitney (b. Mar. 9, 1849). 
Issue: WHITNEY 
AG V 2 children 

b. Nov. 26, 1855, Sprinkleburg, 111.; d. Dec. 24, 1917, 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 
m. first, Aug. 11, 1881, Mattie S. Rood (b. Mar. 9, 1858; 

d. Nov. 27, 1882) . Issue: none. 
m. second, May 26, 1892, Jessie Gaston (b. Nov. 9, 1867) . 

Issue: none. 

b. Dec. 25, 1857, Granville, 111. 

m. May 7, 1885, Granville, 111., Dr. John McMaster Ristine 

(b. Oct. 17, 1847), a prominent physician of Cedar 

Rapids, Iowa. 
Issue: RISTINE 
AG V 3 children 

b. Apr. 8, 1860, Granville, 111.; d. Apr. 10, 1933, Los An- 
geles, Calif, 
m. May 6, 1885, Arvilla K. Raley (b. Aug. 11, 1861). 
Issue: HARRISON 
AG V 2 children 



466 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Olive Nancy 



Richard Howard 



Hattie Virginia 



Fannie Grace 
Stephen Roger 



b. Apr. 4, 1862, Granville, 111.; d. Nov. 26, 1928, Houston, 

Texas, 
m. June 25, 1902, Granville, 111., Dr. Franklin Vandervort 

(d. 1925) . 

Issue: none. ' 

b. May 23, 1864, Granville, 111.; d. Nov. 17, 1932, Ames, 

Texas, 
m. Oct. 15, 1889, Mary Woodruff (b. Oct. 1, 1862). 
Issue: HARRISON 
AG V 2 children 

b. Sept. 11, 1866, Granville, 111. 

m. Dec. 29, 1892, Dr. Carl S. Patton (b. May 14, 1866), a 
celebrated Congregational minister; pastor, First Con- 
gregational Church, Los Angeles (1933). 
Issue: PATTON 
AG V 2 children 

b. Feb. 11. 1869, Granville, 111. 

b. Oct. 4, 1871, Granville, 111. 



1. 13 children were born to this union but only 10 are recorded, indicating that the remaining ones 
may have died in infancy. 

2. This date is shown on the original manuscript as "September 31, 1793". 



HENDERSON FAMILY 467 

KG I DAVID HENDERSON OF SOUTH CAROLINA 

David Henderson was born, presumably in South Carolina, but our only information 
on this point comes from the family tradition that the Henderson family came from that 
state. 

His wife was Atha Chandler, who according to legend, weighed 350 pounds. 1 
Issue: HENDERSON 
KG II Jeremiah W. 

m. first, Julia Ann Golightly. 2 

m. second, Caroline Griffitts (q.v.) 

Issue: HENDERSON first marriage 
KG III Georgia Ann 

m. first, John Gamble, 
m. second, G. A. C. Payne. 

m. Leonidas DeArmond Grif- 
fitts {q-v.) . 

d. single while a prisoner dur- 
ing Civil War. 

m. William F. Wilder. 
Issue: none. 



John B. D. 



Sarah Pettus 
Christopher Lee 
Margaret Jane 
Thomas Carlisle 



d. in service during Civil War; 
g. Atlanta. 

John Lewis Francis 

m. Jan. 9, 1877, Elizabeth 
Clementine McCalman 
(q.v.). 

James Melvina Lucina 

m. S. L. Russell. 



m. Eliza Randle. 

Issue: HENDERSON 
KG III William 



m. first, "Puss" Center, 
m. second, Mrs. Mollie Purs- 
ley. 
Mary 

d. single. 
Jeremiah Asbury Randle "Tobe" 

d. single. 
Julia Ann 

d. single. 
John Robert Augustus 

m. Willie Griffiitts. 

Issue: HENDERSON 
KG IV Bryce, m. Amanda 
Miller; Margie, m. Thomas 



468 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Robert 

Hannah (twin) 
Ann (twin) 



James; Amy; Nellie; Mil- 
dred; Kate. 

d. single. 

d. young. 

h. after her twin's death, she was called 'Hannah Ann', 
m. Thomas Montgomery Bell. 

Issue: BELL 
KG III Charles 

Sallie 

David 

Luvenia 



Jerry 

Lydia Ann 
Robert Neely 



m. Neely Bell. 

d. single. 

d. as a young man. 

m. William T. Bell. 
Issue: none. 

m. yes; h. killed by a mule. 

m. Lewis Medlock. 

m. Lillie Palmer. 



1. Atha Chandler had brothers, Bailey, Abraham, Jeremiah; sisters, Betsy (m. - Montgomery), Ann (m» 
- House), Jane (m. - Clark). 

2. See Related Families, William Golightly and descendants. 



WILLIAM HINES 



469 



KG I WILLIAM HINES (cl750-1810) f Knox County, Tennessee 

William Hines came very early to Knox County, Tennessee, being recorded in 1793 
as operating a public mill. 1 Apparently, he lived in the Seven Island section of Knox 
County. He died between July and October, 1810.* 

His wife was Martha. 
Issue: HINES 1 



KG II 



Richard 
Nancy 

Betsy 



John 

William 

Simon 

Isaac 



Sarah' 



Polly 

Martha 
Robert 



m. — Murry. 

m. Sept. 1815, George Underwood,* being shown as "Eliza- 
beth Hinds." 



m. Feb. 11, 1812, Elizabeth Lockert/ 

b. Sept. 15, 1795, Tenn.; d. 1872. 

m. first, May 17, 1814, Mary L. Don Carlos 4 (b. May 7, 
1800, Va.; d. 1863), daughter of William Carter Don 
Carlos of Virginia." 
m. second, after 1863, Mrs. Rhoda Wilson." 

Issue: HINES first marriage 
KG III 3 sons; 9 daughters" 

From 1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn., we 

have the following: 

Susan B., b. 1832, Tenn.; a student. 

Eliza B., b. 1834, Tenn.; a student. 

Sarah K., b. 1837, Tenn.; a student. 

Isaac M„ b. 1841, Tenn.; a student. 

m. Mar. 6, 1797, Jacob Kimberlin; William Hines, bonds- 
man.* 

m. Aug. 28, 1807, Knox County, Tenn., John Wright. 



b. 1787, Tenn/ 

m. Lavinia — (b. 1784, Tenn.) • 

Issue: HINES incomplete 
KG III Sarah 



William 



b. Dec. 28, 1812, Knox Coun- 
ty, Tenn. 

m. Oct. 6, 1831, Roane Coun- 
ty, Tenn., David Flenniken 
DeArmond (q.v.) . 

b. 1828/ 



470 RELATED FAMILIES 

James 

m. Sept. 24, 1811, Sally Payne 8 ?. 



1. Knox County, Tenn. Court Minutes, May Session, 1793, Stock Marks & Brands Book, p. 5. "Ordered 
that the Mill built by William Hines be considered a public mill." 

2. Ibid, Book 1, p. 328. Will of William Hines, dated July 22, 1810, probated at October 1810 sessions. 

3. Knox County, Tenn. Mamage Records. 

4. Ibid., name shown on marriage record as "Polly Carless": Robert Hinds, bondsman. 

5. Goodspeed, History of East Tennessee, Knox County. 

6. 1850 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. 

7. Identified in her father's will as "Sally Reed." 



HUDSON FAMILY 471 

CLARENCE BREVARD HUDSON 

Clarence Brevard Hudson, son of Jonathon G. Hudson, Sr., and Mary E. Foster, 
and a grandson of Lucinda DeArman (q.v.), married Leila Esther Miller (b. Calhoun 
County, Alabama) , daughter of Lilburn D. Miller. 
Issue: HUDSON 

1. Frances Guyzelle 

m. Lollie Turner Mosely. 
Issue: MOSELY 

Lollie Turner, Jr. 

b. Feb. 1, 1928; d. Aug. 7, 
1939, of polio. 
Clarence Rufus 

b. July 28, 1940. 



2. Annie Pearl 



3. W. C. 



4. Mary Frank. 



5. Miller 



m. E. M. Mitcham (d. before 1951) . 
Issue: none. 

m. Margaret Rowe. 
Issue: HUDSON 
Jane 
Rowe 

Barbara Ann 
Keener 
Nancy 

m. Albert Pearce. 
Issue: none. 

m. Rena Bobo. 

Issue: HUDSON 

Clarence Miller 

Gail 

Mary 

Donald 



472 



RELATED FAMILIES 



AG I WILLIAM JENKINS (1762-1833), Butler County, Ohio 

William Jenkins was born in Wales, March 1, 1762. At about the age of 14, he 
visited an uncle in Ireland and fell in love with his cousin, Susannah Walker (b. 1764) . 
William's uncle was opposed to the marriage because of their tender ages, Susannah 
being only 13 years old. They eloped to America the following year, 1777, and married 
at the ages of 15 (William) and 14 (Susannah) and settled in Isle of Wight County, 
Virginia. William joined the Virginia militia when only 15 years old and served 
throughout the Revolutionary War, his exploits reading like those of a mature man. 
They remained in Isle of Wight County for several years, 1 afterwards settling in Pittsyl- 
vania County, where they remained until 1807, when they moved by oxteam to Ohio. 
William and his family settled in Cincinnati and bought 80 acres of land on the present 
site of Main Street, which he later sold. He then moved into Butler County, and settled 
on Dry Fork, 20 miles from Cincinnati. He died at Okeana at the age of 71, on May 
21, 1833. 

After his death, Susannah's family sent an attorney to see her in an attempt to 
re-establish family relations but she refused all overtures. She died at the age of 88, 
July 29, 1852. 
Issue: JENKINS 
AG II Ruth 



James 

Evan 

Catherine 

Betsy 
Rebecca 

Benjamin 

William 

Mary 

Nancy 



b. 1778. 

m. John Shields. 

b. 1780. 

b. 1782. 

b. Mar. 19, 1784. 
m. Philip Linch. 

b. 1787. 

m. William Clark. 

b. 1790. 2 

m. Thomas DeArmond (q-v.) 

b. 1797. 

b. Mar. 25, 1801. 

b. 1803. 

m. Wilson V. Ragsdale. 

b. 1806. 

m. Joseph Jones. 



1. 1782 Tax List, Heads of Families, Isle of Wight County, Va. (1790 U. S. Census), on list of William 
Hodsden: William Jenkins. 

2. DeArmond family sources record her birth as 1793. This author is unable to determine which is the 
correct date. 



JOHNSTON FAMILY 473 

AG I JAMES JOHNSTON (cl680-1756), Lancaster County, Penna. 1 

James Johnston, probably descended from the Johnston family of Annondale, Dum- 
friesshire, Scotland, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, about 1680. He emigrated to 
America not earlier than 1735 and settled in Hanover township, Lancaster County, 
Pennsylvania, bringing with him his children and their families. His farm was located 
near Manada Hill. He was killed by the Indians during the massacres of 1756. 

He married in Ireland, Ann Wilson. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG II John 

James, Jr. 

David 

Martha 



Richard 
Mary 



b. circa 1702, County Tyrone, Ireland. 

b. circa 1704, County Tyrone, Ireland. 

b. circa 1706, County Tyrone, Ireland. 

b. County Tyrone, Ireland, 
m. Matthew Cowden. 

b. circa 1715, County Tyrone, Ireland. 

b. circa 1715, County Tyrone, Ireland, 
m. circa 1737, James d'Armond (q.v.) of Lancaster County, 
Penna. 

AG II JOHN JOHNSTON (cl702-1763), Lancaster County, Penna. 

John Johnston, son of James Johnston and Ann Wilson, was born in County Tyrone, 
Ireland, about 1702. He emigrated to America not earlier than 1735 and settled in 
Hanover township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he died, 1763. 
He married in Ireland in 1733, Elizabeth Campbell. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG III Major John 

b. Mar. 17, 1734, County Tyrone, Ireland; d. Mar. 1, 1816, 

Davidson County, Tenn. 
h. brought to America as an infant and reared in Lancaster 
County, Penna. Removed to North Carolina and kept 
a public house about 15 miles from Salisbury. Removed 
to Davidson County, Tenn., in 1796, and settled about 
4 miles south of Nashville. He and his wife are buried 
at Johnston Church, on west side of Granny White Pike, 
their grave markers being inscribed, 
m. May 17, 1762, Elizabeth Locke (b. 1744, Bucks County, 
Penna.; d. June 1815; g. Davidson County, Tenn.), 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Locke. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG IV John 

m. — Chapin; r. Monroe 
County, 111. 
Robert 

b. Oct. 10, 1773; r. Denmark, 
Tenn. 



474 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Robert 

Mary 
William 





m. Jane Crockett, a cousin of 




David Crockett. 


Matthew Locke 




twins: 




Eleanor Locke 






m. William White. 


Mary 






m. Henry Rutherford. 


Elizabeth 






m. Benjamin Jourdin. 


Agnes 






m. Joseph Wybetts. 


Sarah 






m. — Orton. 


Margaret 






m. John Bryant. 


b. circa 1735. 




m. Mary Stone. 




b. circa 1737. 





b. circa 1740. 

m. Catharine McFarland. 



AG II JAMES JOHNSTON, JR. (cl 704-1 776), Lancaster County, Penna. 

James Johnston, Jr., son of James Johnston and Ann Wilson, was born in County 
Tyrone, Ireland, about 1704. He emigrated to America about 1735 and made his home 
in Paxtang township, Lancaster (now Dauphin) County, Pennsylvania, where he died, 
1776. 

He married in Ireland, Mary Steward. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG III James III 

b. circa 1730, County Tyrone, Ireland; r. Lamar twsp, 
Centre County, Penna. 

m. 1755, Ann Barnett, daughter of John Barnett and 
Margaret Roan. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG IV Joseph 



John 






Margaret 
Jane 

James 



b. 1766. 

m. Jane Askey. 

m. John Patterson (?) . 

m. Jane Sawyer, daughter of 
John Sawyer. 



b. circa 1732, County Tyrone, Ireland. 



JOHNSTON FAMILY 



475 



Isabella 
Jennet 



m. May 1, 1769, Ruth Templeton, daughter of Robert and 
Agnes Templeton. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG IV Agnes 

m. Dec. 23, 1755, John Ross. 

m. James Forster. 



AG II DAVID JOHNSTON (cl706-1792), Lancaster County, Penna. 

David Johnston, son of James Johnston and Ann Wilson, was born in County 
Tyrone, Ireland, about 1706. He emigrated with his parents to America and settled in 
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he died, April 10, 1792. 
He married Elizabeth Hays, daughter of Robert Hays. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG III John 

b. 1740-1742; d. Sept. 10, 1792. 

m. Sept. 29, 1768, M. Isabella Todd, daughter of James 
Todd and Mary McGreight. In 1808, she went with her 
children to Centre County, Penna. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG IV Mary 

b. Aug. 19, 1769; d. Oct. 16, 

1840. 
m. Col. William Smyth (b. 
1771; d. Jan. 23, 1863), son 
of William Smyth. 



David 



James Todd 



b. Jan. 30, 1771; d. Nov. 27, 
1828. 

m. Feb. 18, 1807, Eleanor 
Barnett (b. 1782; d. 1822), 
daughter of Major John 
Barnett and Mary Mc- 
Ewen. 

b. Oct. 8, 1773; d. Jan. 5, 
1860. 

m. Aug. 23, 1804, Mary 
(Polly) Johnston (b. Mar. 
24, 1784; d. Dec. 26, 1856), 
daughter of Samuel Johns- 
ton and Barbara Young; 
his first cousin. 



Roan 






b. 1775; d. single, 1843. 


Elizabeth 






b. 1777. 

m. John Neil; r. York County, 
Penna. 



476 



RELATED FAMILIES 



William 



John 



Isabelle 



Samuel 



Ann 



Samuel 



b. 1779; r. Duchess County, 

N.Y. 
m. Anne Gray. 

b. May 9, 1781; d. Aug. 6, 
1849; g. Jacksonville 
Presby. chyd, Centre Coun- 
ty, Penna. 

m. Nov. 2, 1807, Ann Bradley 
(b. July 20, 1784; d. Mar. 
25, 1853; g. with husband) . 

b. 1784; d. Nov. 9, 1846. 
m. James Neil; r. Centre 
County, Penna. 

b. 1786; d. Aug. 27, 1854. 

h. removed to York County, 
Penna.; then to Erie Coun- 
ty, Penna. 

m. Ann Barnett (b. Jan. 29, 
1794) , daughter of Moses 
Barnett and Martha Snod- 
grass. 

b. 1788; d. young. 



b. 1744-1745; d. July 5, 1822. 

m. circa 1770, Barbara Young, daughter of James Young 
and Elizabeth Ramsey. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 
AG IV James 





b. 1774. 


David 






b. 1776; d. single, 1869. 


Elizabeth 






b. May 9, 1780. 




m. first, Thomas McCallen 




m. second, James Horner. 



Mary 



John 



Samuel 



b. Mar. 24, 1784. 

m. first, James Todd Johns- 
ton, son of John Johnston 
supra and Isabella Todd. 

b. 1787. 
m. Sarah — . 

b. 1790. 



JOHNSTON FAMILY 477 

m. first, Barbara Barr. 
m. second, Barbara Greider. 
William 

b. 1792. 

m. Caroline Patterson. 

AG II RICHARD JOHNSTON (cl715-al779), Lancaster Countj, Penna. 

Richard Johnston, son of James Johnston and Ann Wilson, was born in County 
Tyrone, Ireland, about 1715, and accompanied his parents to America about 1735. He 
settled in Hanover township, near Manada Gap, Lancaster County, Penna. He died 
after 1779 since he was named by his sister, Mary, as an executor of her estate in her 
will dated September 21, 1779.* 

He married about 1744, Isobel Ripeth (or Rippett), daughter of Hugh Ripeth. 
Issue: JOHNSTON 8 
AG III John 

b. 1740-1750, Lancaster County, Penna. 

Issue: JOHNSTON* incomplete 
AG IV Anthony 
John 
Joseph 



Richard, Jr. 



Ann 



Catharine 



Rebecca 



b. 1740-1750, Lancaster County, Penna.; 4 d. Sept. 1767.* 
m. Ann — ; after her husband's death, she married Mr. 
Kennedy. 

b. after 1745, Lancaster County, Penna. 
m. Thomas Nedrow.* 

b. after 1745, Lancaster County, Penna. 
m. — Wister.* 

b. after 1745, Lancaster County, Penna. 



1. This brief account of the Johnston family has been extracted from a more extended record found in 
Your Ancestors, 1951-1952, pp. 657-8, 685-6, 717-8, 743-4, 771-2, 797-8, 823-4 (Harry Ferris Johnston, 
Publisher, Rochester, N. Y.). 

2. See Appendix, Will of Mary Dermond. 

3. Will of his son, Richard, Jr.. dated Aug. 12, 1767, and probated Sept. 4, 1767, Lancaster County, 
Penna., mentions brothers and sisters: John, Ann Nedrow, Catharine Wister, Rebecca; brother-in-law: 
Thomas Nedrow; wife: Ann; nephews, sons of his brother John: Anthony, John, Joseph. 

4. Egles Notes & Queries, 3rd Series, Vol. Ill, p. 235: Richard Johnston of Lancaster County, Penna., 
born about 1750. 



478 RELATED FAMILIES 

PETER KEENER OF KNOX COUNTY, TENNESSEE 1 

and descendants 

AG I PETER KEENER (?-1757), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 

Legend has it that Peier Keener came to America from Holland and lived on Little 
Chickadee River, 2 and that the family was originally from Germany, and of strong 
Protestant faith. No record has been found of Peter's arrival in America but we do find 
a record of letters of administration for his estate being issued, March 1, 1757, to 
Catherine Keener, presumably his widow, in Hanover township, Lancaster County, 
Province of Pennsylvania. 3 We must assume, therefore, that Peter died early in 1757. 

According also to family legend, his wife is supposed to have been Catherine Ulrich 
and descended from a distinguished German family of the same name. The persistent 
appearance of the name "Ulrich" among Peter's descendants gives credence and support 
to this legend. 

Nothing of certainty is known of his children except one son, Ulrich, although he 
undoubtedly had several children. For names of possible other children or brothers or 
descendants in Pennsylvania, see list of unidentified persons shown at the end of this 
record. 

Issue: KEENER incomplete 
AG II Ulrich 

b. circa 1710, Holland. 

AG II ULRICH KEENER (cl710-al796), Shenandoah County, Virginia 

Ulrich Keener, son of Peter and Catherine Keener, was born about 1710 in Holland, 
and came to America on the ship JAMES GOODWILL from Rotterdam, and landed at 
Philadelphia, September 27, 1727, in company with Adam and Hans Keiner (sic) who 
may have been his brothers. 4 One wonders if his father had preceded him or more 
likely followed him later. It is possible that Ulrich came to this country as a lad in his 
'teens to escape military service, as was the case with so many European emigrants. 

He settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and on July 28, 1741, secured war- 
ranty for 50 acres of land. 5 Sometime later, he removed with his family to Shenandoah 
County, Virginia, where we find him recorded as bondsman for the marriage of Jacob 
Fan and Cathrine Peck, August 8, 1788, ;6 and in 1783 with 8 in family, and again in 
1784 with 9 in family." Lida Jane Hunt found Ulrich in Shenandoah County, Virginia, 
in 1796, with 8 whites in family. If this record is of our subject and not his son, it is 
reasonable to suppose that he died in Shenandoah County soon afterward. 
His wife's name is not known. 
Issue: KEENER incomplete 
AG III David 

b. prior to 1750, Lancaster County, Penna. 
Ulrich, Jr. 

b. 1740-1750, Pennsylvania. 
Peter 

b. 1750, Lancaster County, Penna. 

AG III DAVID KEENER (bl750-?), Shenandoah County, Virginia 

David Keener, son of Ulrich Keener, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
prior to 1750, and moved with his father to Shenandoah County, Virginia. He reared 
a large family since he was recorded there in 1783 with 5 in family, and in 1785 with 7 
in family.* Lida Jane Hunt found him there in 1796 with 5 whites in family. Whether 



KEENER FAMILY 



479 



he remained in Shenandoah County or moved elsewhere is not known to this writer 
since census records for that county after 1790 have not been examined. 
The name of his wife is not known. 
Issue: KEENER incomplete 
AG IV George T. 

b. 1773, Va.; d. after 1850, Sevier County, Tenn. 
h. settled in Sevier County, Tenn., before 1800, and is 
first found in the 1830 census with 13 in family, occu- 
pation, stonemason. He again appears in the 1850 
census as living in the household of William E. Bryan* 
Issue: KEENER incomplete 
AG V Son 

b. Tenn.; d. before 1850. 
m. Elizabeth — (b. 1800, 
Tenn.) . 
Issue: KEENER 29 
AG VI George, b. 1827, 
Tenn., a farmer; Elizabeth, 
b. 1828, Tenn.; William, 
b. 1832, Tenn.; Thomas, b. 
1833, Tenn.; Leonard, b. 
1835, Tenn.; James, b. 
1837, Tenn.; John, b. 1839, 
Tenn. 



David 



Benjamin 



Ann 



b. 1804, Tenn.; a brickmason. 

m. Charlotte — (b. 1815, 

Tenn.) . 
Issue: KEENER 19 

AG VI Isaac, b. 1835, Tenn.; 
Vina, b. 1837, Tenn.; Wil- 
burn, b. 1839, Tenn. 

b. 1815, Tenn. 

m. Lavina — (b. 1818, 

Tenn.) . 
Issue: KEENER 
AG VI Jane, b. 1840, Tenn.; 

Sarah, b. 1842, Tenn.; 

Thomas, b. 1846, Tenn.; 

Elizabeth, b. 1848, Tenn. 



m. Apr. 20, 1791, John Brown of Shenandoah. 1 



AG HI ULRICH KEENER, JR. (al740-al830), Washington County, Tenn. 

Ulrich Keener, Jr., son of Ulrich Keener of Shenandoah County, Virginia, was born 
in Pennsylvania, 1740-1750. He accompanied his father when the family moved to 
Shenandoah County, Virginia, sometime prior to 1783. There is no way to tell whether 
the Shenandoah County records refer to him or his father. 

He moved into -Tennessee about 1800 or earlier, and settled in Washington County. 



480 



RELATED FAMILIES 



He appears in the 1830 census for Washington County, this being the earliest Tennessee 
census now extant. 30 Being then past 80 years of age, it is presumed he died soon 
afterward. 

Issue: KEENER incomplete 
AG IV Joseph 

b. 1780-1790, Shenandoah County, Va. 



AG HI PETER KEENER (1750-1837), Knox County, Tennessee 

Peter Keener, son of Ulrich Keener, was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 
in 1750. Sometime prior to 1783, his father removed to Shenandoah County, Virginia, 
and it is presumed that Peter accompanied him. Whether this move occurred before 
or after Peter reached manhood cannot be determined. After 1790, he settled in Ten- 
nessee, in the Seven Islands community of Knox County. 12 He was a farmer, and spent 
the remainder of his life in the peaceful area overlooking the French Broad River. He 
died, September 17, 1837, and is buried in Seven Islands cemetery. 

He married about 1780, Susannah Low (b. 1755; d. Sept. 20, 1840; g. Seven Islands 
cemetery), daughter of Aquilla Low. 7 He must have met and courted her either in 
Pennsylvania or Shenandoah County, Va. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG IV Ulrich 



Rachel 



Elizabeth 



Ann 



Talitha 



b. circa 1781, Va. 
b. 1782, Va. 

b. after 1780, Va. 

m. Mar. 2, 1807, Jonathon Keener, 8 perhaps a cousin. 

Issue: KEENER incomplete 

AG V Dr. James M. 

b. Oct. 18, 1817, Knox Coun- 
ty, Tenn.; d. Aug. 12, 1891, 
Farmland, Ind. 
h. moved to Indiana with his 
parents as a child; was a 
family physician of the old 
school, and served his com- 
munity for many years, 
traveling on horseback.* 

b. after 1780, Va. 

m. Sept. 7, 1808, Jesse Delaney.* 

b. after 1780; g. Lebanon c, Indianola, Vermillion County, 
111. 

h. removed from Knox County, Tenn., to Illinois in 1828; 
was a fine singer. 

m. Mar. 16, 1811, Knox County, Tenn., Abel Lewis Wil- 
liams* who died near Newman, 111., at the age of 94. 

Issue: WILLIAMS 

AG V Adam Clark 

b. 1820, Knox County, Tenn.; 



KEENER FAMILY 



481 



John 
James 

Susannah 
Rachel 



d. 1907. 
m. Margaret C. Reed. 

h. a Methodist minister. 



Abraham 

Mary 

Rebecca 



b. Sept. 8, 1796, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Feb. 20, 1801, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. perhaps after 1801. 

m. June 10, 1824, Knox County, Tenn., Joseph Payne.* 
Issue: PAYNE incomplete 
AG V Levicy 

m. — Corwin. 
Caroline 

m. - Hill. 
Narcissa 

m. — Klinger. 
and perhaps others 



AG IV JOSEPH KEENER (al780-?), Washington County, Tenn. 

Joseph Keener, son of Ulrich Keener, Jr., was born 1780-1790, in Shenandoah County, 
Virginia, and migrated with his father to Washington County, Tennessee, about 1800. 
In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, we assume he was a farmer. He is found 
in the 1830 census 31 with a large family. He does not appear in the 1840 census for 
Washington County and only his son, Elkanah, seems to have remained there. Joseph's 
later domicile has not been found. 

He married, June 27, 1807, Washington County, Tennessee, Rebecca Odle (b. 1780- 
1790) , Jesse Viney being bondman. 82 
Issue: KEENER 
AG V Elkanah 



Mary 

son 

daughter 

daughter 

son 

son 



b. 1808-1810, Washington County, Tenn. 

b. 1810-1815, Washington County, Tenn. 
m. Dec. 23, 1832, Washington County, Tenn., Joseph 
Baser." 

b. 1815-1820, Washington County, Tenn. 

b. 1815-1820, Washington County, Tenn. 

b. 1820-1825, Washington County, Tenn. 

b. 1820-1825, Washington County, Tenn. 

b. 1820-1825, Washington County, Tenn. 



482 RELATED FAMILIES 



son 



daughter 



b. 1825-1830, Washington County, Tenn. 
b. 1825-1830, Washington County, Tenn. 



AG IV ULRICH KEENER (cl781-?), Martel, Tennessee 

Ulrich Keener, son of Peter Keener and Susannah Low, was born about 1781, prob- 
ably in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Whether he accompanied his father to Knox 
County, Tennessee, or reached maturity before that move and went instead to Indiana 
as a young man, cannot be determined. There is a legend among the descendants of the 
family at Martel, Tennessee, that Ulrich was originally from Pennsylvania, and came 
to Tennessee from near Indianapolis, Indiana, and secured a grant for land located 
about 5 miles from Martel (then in Roane County) . How much of this legend is fact 
and how much fiction this writer is unable to determine from the available records. 
Ulrich had an uncle named Ulrich and it is entirely possible that the records of the 
two men are confused. Further research is needed to clear this subject's history. 
Issue: KEENER incomplete 
AG V Jacob B. 

b. Dec. 22, 1808. 
Isaac 

an<i perhaps: 
Ulrich 



m. a relative of Docia Botkin; d. shortly before 1923. 



d. Aug. 13, 1856. 

h. admitted to ministry in 1823, located in 1830. Had 
charge of Echota Mission which was mostly among the 
Cherokee Indians, from 1850 to 1856. Tradition has it 
that he was the first Methodist itinerant in Tuckaseegee 
Valley. 10 

m. 1829, Sarah Duckets (b. 1812; d. 1905) . 
Issue: KEENER 

AG VI 5 sons 

6 daughters 

AG IV RACHEL KEENER (1782-1857), Corlis, Indiana 

Rachel Keener, daughter of Peter Keener and Susannah Low, was born in 1782, 
probably in Shenandoah County, Virginia, and accompanied her parents to Knox 
County, Tennessee, after 1790. She grew to womanhood in the Seven Islands commu- 
nity on the French Broad River. About 1817, she and her husband moved to Indiana, 
where she lived out the remainder of her life. She died in 1857. 

She married about 1800, Hugh Botkin (b. 1775, Va.; d. 1836, Indiana) 
Issue: BOTKIN 
AG V James 

Peter 






Susannah 



b. 1802, Knox County, Tenn.; d. 1836. 

b. 1804, Knox County, Tenn.; d. 1876. 

b. 1807, Knox County, Tenn.; d. 1863. 
m. — Hollingsworth. 



KEENER FAMILY 483 



Nancy 



Esther "Hester" 



Mary Low 



Elizabeth 

Telitha 

John Wesley 
Joseph Keener 
William Miller 



b. 1809, Knox County, Tenn.; d. 1886. 
m. — Adamson. 

b. 1811, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. — Denton. 

b. Mar. 23, 1813, Knox County, Tenn.; d. Apr. 10, 1895. 
m. Miles M. Hunt (b. Sept. 10, 1808; d. Dec. 14, 1893), son 
of Basil Hunt and Sarah Denton. 
Issue: HUNT 
AG VI Oliver Perry 

b. June 13, 1832; d. July 11, 

1902. 
m. Sept. 1, 1859, Eliza Jane 
McDowell (b. Nov. 25. 
1837; d. Mar. 11, 1898). 

b. 1815, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. — Denton. 

b. 1817, Corlis, Ind.; d. 1888. 
m. — Denton. 

b. 1819; d. 1901. 

b. 1821; d. 1891. 

b. 1823; d. 1906. 

m. first, 1849, Martha A. Hiatt (b. 1831; d. 1864). 
m. second, Docia Calloway Butler (b. Nov. 19, 1845; d. 
Oct. 1, 1936; g. Huntsville c, Winchester, Ind.). 
Issue: BOTKIN first marriage 
AG VI Emily Cordelia 

b. 1850; d. 1878. 
m. B. W. Clark of Economy, 
Ind. 



Mary Viola 



Lewis Alozo 



b. 1853; r. Modoc, Ind. 
m. — Harris. 

b. Nov. 25, 1854; d. Feb. 25, 

1925. r. Parker, Ind. 
m. May 5, 1886, Cora Alma 

Meeks. 

Issue: BOTKIN 
AG VII Herbert Raymond; 

Joseph William; Martin 

Lee. 



484 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Hugh Orlando 
Oliver Perry 

b. 1859; r. Modoc, Ind. 
Elmer Ellsworth 

b. 1861; r. Muncie, Ind. 
Ira Morton 

b. 1863; r. Carlos, Ind. 
Issue: BOTKIN second marriage 
AG VI Martha Ann 

b. 1869; d. 1896. 

m. 1891, C. G. Starbuck. 

Issue: STARBUCK 
AG VII Alice 



Jonathon 
Samuel T. 



Thirza Rosser 



John William 



b. 1873; r. Lynn, Ind. 
m. Dr. Chas. Martin. 

b. 1878; d. Carlos, Ind. 



b. 1825; d. 1856. 



b. 1830; d. 1896. 



AG IV ABRAHAM KEENER (1796-1850), Knox County, Tennessee 

Abraham Keener, son of Peter Keener and Susannah Low, was born in the Seven 
Islands community of Knox County, Tennessee, September 8, 1796. He devoted his 
life to farming, and owned a farm valued at $4500., in 1850." He also operated a grist 
mill and a sawmill. He died, August 15, 1850, and is buried in Seven Islands cemetery. 
He married Nancy Pitner (b. Apr. 9, 1800, Va.; d. Aug. 12, 1851; g. Seven Islands 
c.) . She may have been related to the Pitner family of Sevier County, Tennessee. 
Andrew H. Pitner (b. 1824, Tenn.) was recorded in the 1850 census as living with 
Abraham's family, and he was perhaps a younger brother or nephew of Nancy. 
Issue: KEENER 
AG V Narcissus 

b. Dec. 8, 1821; d. Oct. 11, 1844. 
m. — Randies. 

Issue: RANDLES 
AG VI Nancy Ellis 
James 



Leroy Scothern 



William Peter 



Adam Harvey 



Susannah E. 



b. Dec. 1, 1823, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Feb. 18, 1826, Knox County, Tenn. 
b. Aug. 23, 1828, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Dec. 20, 1830, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. James Johnson. 

Issue: JOHNSON 
AG VI Ashley 






KEENER FAMILY 



485 



Joseph L. 
Talitha Angeline 

Leidy E. 
Marietta C. 
Margaret Isabella 



b. May 4, 1833, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Dec. 19, 1835, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Lorenzo Dow DeArmond (q.v.) . 

b. Aug. 18, 1838; d. Sept. 9, 1838; g. Seven Islands c. 

b. Mar. 17, 1840, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. Oct. 22, 1842; d. Nov. 8, 1879; g. Seven Islands c. 
m. L. Etter Harris Davis (b. Dec. 8, 1838; d. Nov. 16, 1879; 
g. Seven Islands c.) . 



Issue: 


DAVIS 




AG VI 


Ida 

Will 
John 

Bruce 

Daisy 

Burton 


m. J. M. Dunn, a Knoxville 
contractor. 

m. — Siler. 

m. Mattie Johnson. 

m. — Randies. 



AG IV MARY "POLLY" KEENER (1801-1880), Knox County, Tennessee 

Mary "Polly" Keener, daughter of Peter Keener and Susannah Low, was born in the 
Seven Island community of Knox County, Tennessee, February 20, 1801. She died, 
August 4, 1880, and is buried in Seven Islands cemetery, Knox County. 

She married, August 31, 1820, 8 John Whittle (b. Apr. 27, 1787; d. Nov. 12, 1864; 
g. Seven Islands c.) . 
Issue: WHITTLE 82 
AG V Virena Jan Craton 

b. June 1, 1821; d. Sept. 26, 1882; g. Fennel c, Holliwood, 

Ala. 
m. Aug. 12, 1840, Uriah Hicks (b. Mar. 10, 1814; d. Mar. 
13, 1900; g. Burgess c, Scottsboro, Ala.) . 
Issue: HICKS 



AG VI John 

Mary Elizabeth 

Cam 
J. Harve 
David Uriah 
William Cicero 



m. Samuel Hughes, 
m. Sarah Bolton, 
m. Maggie Thomas. 

m. Alice Tierce. 

m. Eliza Beeson. 



486 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Iminti Caroline 



Felix Low 



Mattie Jane 
Ida Caroline 
Alice 



m. Hugh C. Childress, 
m. Park H. Burgess, 
m. William O. Parker. 



b. Jan. 6, 1823; d. Sept. 22, 1875; g. Red Hill c, Bradley 

County, Tenn. 
m. Mar. 7, 1844, William Bradfield Palmer (b. June 10, 
1823; d. Jan. 24, 1874; g. Red Hill c, Bradley County, 
Tenn.). 
Issue: PALMER 
AG VI Morton Sullins 
Lewis Howard 

m. Mollie Keener. 
Ransom Elbert Sevier 

m. Eliza Harvey. 
John Wesley Adkins 
James Peter 

m. Norela Bigford. 
William Othniel 

m. Alice Hicks. 
Listen Velop Brown 

m. Onea Elizabeth DeAr- 
mond, dau. David Duncan 
DeArmond (q-v.) . 



Robert Grant 

Mary Elizabeth 
Frances Caroline 

Roscoe Bradbury 



m. Lula Leigh. 

m. George H. Delozier. 
m. Lucy Downy. 



b. Nov. 6, 1824; d. July 5, 1909; g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 
m. Mar. 30, 1848, Margaret Matilda Fox (b. Aug. 30, 1828; 
d. July 6, 1896; g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville) . 
Issue: WHITTLE 
AG VI Rebecca Jane 

James Madison 

Ransom David 

Mary Hannah 



Elizabeth Catherine 
John Abraham 



m. Matt Householder, 
m. Sophonia Hodges, 
m. Sallie Byington Johns, 
m. James McCamey Roberts. 

m. Minnie Mae Hatcher. 



Ransom Keepard 



Tilghman Fowler 



Othniel Morton 



Susannah Elizabeth 



KEENER FAMILY 

Tallula Parlee 
Othniel Houston 

Dorthula Adelaide 



487 



m. Nannie Hatcher. 



m. Rufus S. Bacon. 



b. Nov. 10, 1826; d. Nov. 22, 1914; g. Seven Islands c. 
m. Oct. 7, 1857, Sarah E. Wayland (b. Aug. 25, 1835; d. 
Sept. 7, 1894; g. Seven Islands c.) . 
Issue: WHITTLE 
AG VI Louis Othniel 

James Anderson 
Sallie Mariah 

Samuel Allen 

Mary Catherine 

Annie Lee 
Mattie Hibernia 



m. H. C. Tedford. 



m. Adra M. Burkhart. 



m. Ashley W. Butler. 



m. Albert C. Brakebill. 

b. Nov. 10, 1828; d. 1897; g. County c, Cleveland, Tenn. 
m. Dec. 20, 1860, Elmira Emeline French (b. Sept. 8, 
1838; d. May 31, 1920; g. New Salem c, Knox County, 
Tenn.) . 
Issue: WHITTLE 
AG VI Peter James 

m. Louise White. 

b. Feb. 25, 1831; d. Jan. 5, 1908; g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville. 
m. Nov. 18, 1888, Hettie M. McCallie (b. Dec. 11, 1860; 
d. June 11, 1914; g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville). 
Issue: WHITTLE 
AG VI Georgie 

b. Sept. 10, 1833; d. Feb. 2, 1878; g. Seven Islands c. 

m. first, April 8, 1852, Andrew Tipton (b. Apr. 1830; lost 
his life when the SULTANA went down in the Missis- 
sippi River, April 27, 1865) . 

m. second, Jan. 22, 1868, James N. McCroskey (b. Apr. 16, 
1844; d. Mar. 29, 1912; g. Seven Islands c.) . 
Issue: TIPTON first marriage 

AG VI John Aaron 

m. first, Virginia Skulley. 
m. second, Bettie Ellis. 



Mary Elizabeth 



m. J. A. Householder. 



488 



RELATED FAMILIES 



John Anderson 



James Madison 



James Othniel 

Nancy Jane 
Emily Catherine 



m. first, Tennessee Virginia 

Davis, 
m. second, Sallie McCollum. 

m. Samuel Johnson. 



m. first, Wiley Hamilton 

Warren, 
m. second, Earl Robertson 
Jones. 
Issue: McCROSKEY second marriage 
AG VI Andrew Montgomery 

m. Harriet Noe. 
Samuel Polk 

m. first, Julia A. Williams, 
m. second, Sarah K. Mehaffey. 
Harriet Malinda 

m. Albert Hatcher. 

b. Aug. 29, 1836; d. May 5, 1916; g. Greenwood c, Knox- 

ville. 
m. Nov. 28, 1872, Mary Jane Hodges (b. Feb. 21, 1851; d. 
Nov. 5, 1925; g. Greenwood c, Knoxville) . 
Issue: WHITTLE 
AG VI daughter 

d. in infancy. 
Edward Velop 

m. Mary Graves Johnson. 

b. Mar. 4, 1839; d. Dec. 22, 1893; g. Woodlawn c, Knox- 
ville. 
m. May 3, 1867, Mary Ann McCallie (b. Mar. 7, 1847; d. 
Jan. 3, 1926; g. Woodlawn c, Knoxville) . 
Issue: WHITTLE 
AG VI Bruce Orlando 

m. Emma Jane Pitner. 
William Othniel 

m. Nellie Broome. 
Charles Anderson 

m. Mamie Earley. 
Alvin Andrew 
Hattie Lee 

m. William P. Biddle. 
Ira Alonzo 

m. Lillian Edwards. 
Matt McCallie 

m. Blanche Steele. 



KEENER FAMILY 



489 



Nancy Mariah 



Emily Catherine 



b. May 28, 1841; d. Feb. 12, 1894; g. Trundles X Rds C, 

Sevier County, Tenn. 
m. William Walker Smith (b. Dec. 26, 1837; d. Jan. 26, 
1876; g. Trundles X Rds c, Sevier County, Tenn.). 
Issue: SMITH 
AG VI Sarah Roxann 

m. J. Henderson Chandler. 
Leonidas Clementine 

m. Dr. Charles E. Chittum. 
Martha Arminti "Minnie" 

m. Dr. C. C. Cusick. 
Mary Catherine "Mollie" 

m. Dr. C. C. Cusick. 
William Othniel 

m. Nettie Thomas. 
Ida Bell 

m. Dr. William Cusick. 
Gertrude Walker 

m. Joe W. Smith. 

b. Dec. 9, 1844; d. Dec. 20, 1916; g. Springtown, Ark. 
m. 1869, Morgan Ottinger (b. Feb. 16, 1841; d. May 10, 
1888; g. Springtown, Ark.) . 
Issue: OTTINGER 
AG VI Mary Ann 
Jimmie 
Minnie Hybernia 

Charles Othniel 

Arthur Morgan 

Laura Ethel 



m. David J. Edwards. 

m. Anna Lane. 

m. Gertrude Lane. 

m. first, Newton Jackson 

Long, 
m. second, Nicholas Chagares. 



AG V ELKANAH KEENER (al808-?), Washington County, Tenn. 

Elkanah Keener, son of Joseph Keener and Rebecca Odle, was born in Washington 
County, Tennessee, 1808-1810. He is listed in the 1830 census for Washington County 
and again in the 1840 census 38 but is not found in the 1850 census for that county, 
indicating that he and most of his family had moved elsewhere. No further record of 
him has been found. 

He married, January 5, 1827, Washington County, Tennessee, Elizabeth Lamon (b. 
1810) ; John Booth being bondman." 

Issue: KEENER" incomplete 
AG VI Elkanah, Jr. 

b. 1829, Washington County, Tenn/ 4 
m. Eleanor - (b. 1829, Tenn.) . 



490 



son 

Abraham 
son 



RELATED FAMILIES 

b. 1830-1835, Washington County, Tenn. 
b. Feb. 7, 1835, Washington County, Tenn. 
b. 1835-1840, Washington County, Tenn. 



AG V JACOB B. KEENER (1808-1864), Martel, Tennessee 

Jacob B. Keener, son of Ulrich Keener, was born presumably in Tennessee, after 
his father settled there, December 22, 1808. He was a farmer, and was listed as living in 
Knox County, Tennessee, in the 1830 census," but did not appear in the 1850 census 
for that county. He died, January 22, 1864. 

He married about 1828, Sallie Booth (b. 1800-1810) . 
Issue: KEENER 
AG VI David Booth 



Thomas Carter 



Catherine 
Lorinda 



b. Oct. 3, 1829, Knox County, Tenn. 

b. after 1830. 

m. Phoebe Howard (d. 1939; g. Shady Grove chyd, Martel, 
Tenn.), daughter of Charles Howard. 

m. W. M. Spears, of Loudon County, Tenn. 
m. W. P. Holder. 



AG V LEROY SCOTHERN KEENER (1823-1909), Knox County, Tennessee 

Leroy Scothern Keener, better known as "Lee," son of Abraham Keener and Nancy 
Pitner, was born, December 1, 1823, in the Seven Islands community of Knox County, 
Tennessee. He was a prominent and highly respected farmer and leader in his com- 
munity. 13 He died, January 25, 1909, and is buried in Woodlawn cemetery, Knoxville. 
He married, August 6, 1846, Mary Jane McCallie (b. Sept. 8, 1822, Tenn.; d. Feb. 
25, 1907) , daughter of Alexander McCallie and Esther Blair McCroskey. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VI Nancy Narcissus 

b. May 6, 1847, Knox County, Tenn. 

h. after her marriage, lived for many years in the River- 
dale community, Knox County, in the stone house given 
her by her father. This house was built by Thomas 
Hope about 1797 for Francis Alexander Ramsay, father 
of Dr. J. G. M. Ramsay, the famous Tennessee historian, 
and is now a Tennessee shrine, 
m. May 5, 1881, John A. Watson. 



Esther Ann 



Samuel Harvey, Sr. 



b. Nov. 11, 1849, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Nov. 7, 1895, William Hammond (b. May 26, 1842; 
d. Apr. 15, 1916). 

b. Aug. 11, 1858, Knox County, Tenn. 



KEENER FAMILY 



491 



William Alexander 



John Abraham 



Eliza Lee 



Laura Octavia 



b. Dec. 3, 1851, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Jan. 25, 1883, Margaret Adeline McNutt. 

b. Jan. 3, 1854, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Oct. 18, 1874, Juliet Munsey Owens. 

b. Mar. 5, 1861, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Sept. 15, 1891, Samuel L. Pickens. 

b. July 22, 1863, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Feb. 15, 1894, Dr. Samuel Leonidas Franklin (b. Sept 
28, 1862). 

AG V WILLIAM PETER KEENER (1826-?), Knox County, Tennessee 

William Peter Keener, son of Abraham Keener and Nancy Pitner, was born, February 
18, 1826, in the Seven Islands community of Knox County, Tennessee. As a young man 
he was a miller. 14 

He married Nancy Huffaker (b. Jan. 25, 1829) . 
Issue: KEENER 
AG VI Bruce 



James 
Josephine 

Nora 

Velma 

Fannie 



Leroy W. 



b. Apr. 15, 1859; d. Apr. 2, 1929; g. Greenwood c, Knox- 
ville. 

b. Knox County, Tenn. 

b. June 14, 1864; d. Oct. 24, 1940; g. Woodlawn c, Knox- 
ville. 

b. Jan. 30, 1867; d. Feb. 3, 1950; g. Woodlawn c, Knox- 
ville. 15 

b. 1875, Knox County, Tenn. 
m. Henry Gordon Slappy. 

b. Dec. 3, 1856, Knox County, Tenn.; d. Nov. 1, 1952; 

g. Seven Islands c. 
m. first, Harry S. Lee (b. Dec. 3, 1855, Athens, Ga.; d. 

Apr. 26, 1885, Denver, Colo.), 
m. second, Rufus Kelly (b. Sept. 1, 1857; d. Jan. 26, 1930; 
g. Seven Islands c.) . 
Issue: LEE first marriage 
AG VII Harry S. Jr. 
son 

daughter 
Issue: KELLY second marriage incomplete 
AG VII John 

r. Riverdale, Knox County, 
Tenn. 

b. Sept. 27, 1861; d. Aug. 11, 1865; g. Seven Islands c. 



492 RELATED FAMILIES 

AG V ADAM HARVEY KEENER (1828-1891), Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

Adam Harvey Keener, son of Abraham Keener and Nancy Pitner, was born in the 
Seven Islands community of Knox County, Tennessee, August 23, 1828. He was a 
miller and farmer, and after his marriage made his home at Trundles Cross Roads, 
Sevier County, Tennessee. He died, April 6, 1891, and is buried at Trundles Cross 
Roads. 

He married, August 11, 1853, Mary Narcissus McCroskey (b. Oct. 14, 1833; d. Jan. 
10, 1902) , daughter of Robert McCroskey 16 and Polly Sharp. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VI Robert 

b. July 3, 1854, Sevier County, Tenn. 
Joseph Abraham 

b. Aug. 28, 1856, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 
Marquis de Lafayette "Mark" 

b. Oct. 30, 1858; d. May 26, 1930. 

h. was a well known retail shoe merchant on Market 

Square, Knoxville, for many years. 
m. Sept. 2, 1897, Georgia Jackson (b. June 14, 1859; d. 
July 26, 1938), daughter of Abner G. Jackson" and 
Elizabeth Stringfield. She was born at her father's home 
on Dandridge Pike, present site of the Colored School 
for the Deaf, at Knoxville. She was the fifth woman 
of Knoxville to enter the business world. When she 
married, her brother, Abner G. Jackson, Jr., a railroad 
official, furnished a private railway car for the honey- 
moon. 

Issue: none. 
Nancy Rebecca 

b. Oct. 28, 1860; d. Nov. 21, 1941. 

m. Aug. 6, 1885, Benjamin Franklin Johnson,* son of 
William Johnson. 
Issue: JOHNSON 
AG VII William 
Earl 
Roy 
Etta 
Johnnie 
Paul 
Ralph 

Mary McChesney "Molly" 

b. Jan. 5, 1863, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 



James Lincoln 
John Ellis Morrell 
William Peter 
Adam Grant 



b. May 24, 1865, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

b. April 17, 1867, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

b. June 29, 1869; d. July 7, 1869. 

b. Jan. 6, 1871, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 



Charley 
Edgar Lee 



Effa Hayes 



KEENER FAMILY 493 

m. Nov. 3. 1897, Addie M. Barlow (d. May 1950; g. Wood- 
lawn c, Knoxville) , daughter of Horace Barlow. 
Issue: KEENER 
AG VII Horace Harvey 

b. Sept. 1898; d. Dec. 1949. 
h. salesman, C. M. McClung 

& Co., Knoxville. 
m. first, Nancy Tindell, later 
divorced. 

Issue: KEENER first 
marriage 
AG VIII Horace 
Ellis 
Nancy 

b. Sept. 2, 1873; d. Sept. 6, 1873. 

b. Oct. 28, 1874, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

h. was a retail merchant in Knoxville, and at one time was 
in business with his brother, "Mark," on Market Square. 
Now (1953) retired and living at Knoxville. 

m. Dec. 22, 1910, Jessie Mae Barton (b. Sept. 18, 1880, 
Chattanooga, Tenn.) , daughter of Robert Westley Bar- 
ton and Phoebe Jane Post. 
Issue: none. 

b. Mar. 28, 1877, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 



AG V JOSEPH L. KEENER (1833-1881), Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee 

Joseph L. Keener, son of Abraham Keener and Nancy Pitner, was born, May 4, 
1833, in the Seven Islands community of Knox County, Tennessee. He was a farmer 
and lived out his life in the community in which he was born. He died, April 17, 1881, 
and is buried in Seven Islands cemetery. 

He married, October 3, 1855, Esther A. Fagala (b. Apr. 6, 1836; d. June 14, 1878; 
g. Seven Islands c.) , daughter of Michael Fagala 1 * and Nancy McCallie. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VI Albert A. 

James Horace 



Nancy C. 



Michael Jasper 



b. June 25, 1856; d. Jan. 22, 1859. 

b. Oct. 27, 1858; d. Nov. 21, 1940; g. Woodlawn c, Knox- 
ville. 

b. Apr. 5, 1861, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 
m. first, May 18, 1880, John M. Kennedy, 
m. second, Sept. 1, 1896, J. Burton Bowman. 

b. June 28, 1863; d. Sept. 16, 1943; g. Woodlawn c, Knox- 
ville. 
m. Lucy M. Jacobs. 



494 



RELATED FAMILIES 



E. Eulalia 



Adria D. 



Munsey J. 
Belle 



b. 1867; d. Oct. 20, 1920. 
m. Dr. Charles C. Campbell. 

b. Jan. 16, 1870, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 
m. Sept. 24, 1890, S. Gray Randies. 

Issue: RANDLES 
AG VII Sidney K. 



A. Lucille 



b. Aug. 25, 1891. 

m. July 6, 1911, Jessie Hick- 
man. 
Issue: RANDLES 

AG VIII Ruth K., b. Apr. 
12, 1913; J. Talmadge, b. 
Nov. 9, 1917; Jessie May, 
b. Sept. 19, 1920. 

b. Sept. 14, 1893. 

m. Aug. 2, 1913, Ralph Mc- 
Neal Katz. 
Issue: KATZ 

AG VIII Ralph McNeal, Jr., 
b. Nov. 3, 1914; Jasper Bur- 
ton, b. Aug. 25, 1916; 
Philip B., b. Jan. 14, 1919; 
Evelyn, b. July 11, 1922. 



b. Aug. 2, 1875, Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. 

b. June 30, 1872; d. Oct. 30, 1952, Knoxville, Tenn.; g. 

Woodlawn c. 1 * 
m. William Harrison Ellis of Boyds Creek, Tenn. 

Issue: none. 



AG VI ABRAHAM KEENER (1835-1919), Cocke County, Tenn. 

Abraham Keener, son of Elkanah Keener and Elizabeth Lamon, was born in Wash- 
ington County, Tennessee, February 7, 1835. He became a farmer, blacksmith, and 
wagonmaker. He left Washington County early and lived for awhile in Jefferson 
County, then Middle Tennessee; afterwards at Henrys Cross Roads; Byington and 
Knoxville in Knox County; later at Newport, Cocke County. 

He served with the union forces during the Civil War, as a private, Company I, 
2nd Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, for which he received a pension in his latter years, 
his pension being No. SC 607 068." He lived at Newport in later life, making his home 
with his granddaughter, Vic Keener. Here he died, May 31, 1919. 

He married first, August 19, 1854, Jefferson County, Tennessee, Malinda Henderson 
(b. Nov. 28, 1837; d. Sept. 1, 1881) . 

He married second, Susan Hicks (d. Jan. 19, 1897) . 
He married third, Rachel Hatley (d. Nov. 14, 1905). 



KEENER FAMILY 



495 



Issue: KEENER first marriage 
AG VII James E. (Elkanah?) 

b. June 17, 1856; d. Feb. 23, 1858. 



Leah A. 

Joseph Preston 
Mary M. 
William A. 
John H. 



Dorthula M. E. 
Infant 



b. Jan. 18, 1858; d. May 21, 1885. 

b. Feb. 4, 1860, Middle Tennessee. 

b. Mar. 12, 1862; d. Mar. 18, 1874. 

b. Sept. 4, 1866. 

b. Dec. 15, 1868; d. Jan. 20, 1909, Kansas. 

h. moved to Kansas after his marriage. 

m. Newport, Tenn., Mary Jane — (d. Apr. 3, 1910) 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VIII Otis, a son and only child 

b. Jan. 20, 1872. 

b. Feb. 28, 1875; d. within 2 weeks. 



AG VI DAVID BOOTH KEENER (1829-cl864), Martel, Tennessee 

David Booth Keener, son of Jacob B. Keener and Sallie Booth, was born in Loudon 
County, Tennessee, near Martel, October 3, 1829. He joined the federal army during 
the Civil War and was captured by the Confederate forces and imprisoned in Ander- 
sonville prison, where he died from privation. 

He married, about 1854, but the name of his wife has not been ascertained. 
Issue: KEENER 
AG VII David Columbus 



William Carter 



Abraham Lincoln 



b. July 20, 1855, Martel, Tenn. 

b. about 1860, Martel, Tenn. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VIII Arthur 

Walter 

William 

Mettie 

Nellie 

Mattie 

Jewel 

Georgia 

b. circa 1861, Martel, Tenn. 

h. family removed to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. 



AG VI DR. SAMUEL HARVEY KEENER, SR. (1858-1929), Knoxville, Tenn. 

Dr. Samuel Harvey Keener, Sr., son of Leroy Scothern Keener and Mary Jane Mc- 
Callie, was born, August 11, 1858, in the Seven Islands community of Knox County, 
Tennessee. He obtained his education in Knoxville and Nashville. After graduation 
from Vanderbilt University, he began the practice of dentistry at Knoxville, and in 



496 



RELATED FAMILIES 



time became established as one of the best known and most skillful dental surgeons in 
East Tennessee. He died, December 26, 1929. 

He married, April 30, 1885, Laura Janette Brownlee (b. July 30, 1865; Penna.; d. 
April 17, 1954, Knoxville, Tenn.) , daughter of James H. Brownlee and Lucy Jane 
Mulholland. Laura Janette came with her parents to Knoxville as a young girl. A long 
time member of First Presbyterian Church, she was a leader in women's church organiza- 
tions, and in the Y.W.C.A., of which she was a past president. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VII Samuel Harvey, Jr. 

Lucy Mulholland 



Mary McCallie 



James Brownlee 



Wylie Scothern 



b. Sept. 29, 1886, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. Oct. 14, 1888, Knoxville, Tenn. 
m. June 26, 1913, Bruce T. Rogers. 

b. Feb. 17, 1892, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. June 28, 1921, Fred S. Shanton (b. Jan. 25, 1876, Min- 
neapolis, Minn.; d. May 30, 1953, Knoxville, Tenn.; g. 
Lynnhurst c.) , son of E. D. Shanton and Margaret 
Shultz. He served in the Spanish American War with 
the 3rd Tenn. Volunteers as sergeant; was in World War 
I with YMCA in Italy. He was an insurance broker at 
Knoxville; a Presbyterian and a Mason; active in YMCA 
activities, and an avid sportsman. 
Issue: SHANTON 

AG VIII Earl S. 



Fred S. Jr. 

Samuel Keener 
Esther 



r. Sevierville, Tenn. 

r. Powell, Knox County, 
Tenn. 

r. Knoxville, Tenn.. 

m. J. A. Pavelka, Jr. of 
Springfield, Mo. 



b. Aug. 15, 1894, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. a southern distributor, Iron Fireman stokers; r. Atlanta, 
m. Nov. 22, 1921, Margaret Jones (b. July 5, 1900), daugh- 
ter of Henry S. Jones, Sr. and Bessie Loas. 

b. Aug. 24, 1902, Knoxville, Tenn.; d. Feb. 16, 1940. 
m. Apr. 10, 1924, Evelyn Walker O'Neal. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VIII Mary Elizabeth 

m. John McBee of Morris- 
town, Tenn. 
Issue: McBEE 
AG IX John Edward II 
Laura Janette 



KEENER FAMILY 497 

James Brownlee 

b. 1952 
Wylie Scothern, Jr. 

b. Jan. 11, 1924, Knoxville, 

Tenn. 
h. attended grammar school, 
Knoxville; Columbia Mili- 
tary Academy of Tenn.; 
University of Tenn. Served 
in World War II for 5 
years, entering U. S. Ma- 
rine Corps shortly after 
declaration of war; saw 
service in Philippines and 
China, 
m. Oct. 15, 1950, Lois Thom- 
as (b. May 3, 1928), dau. 
of J. R. Thomas and Lu- 
cile Robertson. 
Issue: KEENER 
AG IX Wylie Scothern III, 
b. Dec. 7, 1951. 

Laura Janette 

b. Nov. 21, 1906, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. May 18, 1929, Carl Jackson Brakebill, Jr. (b. June 2, 
1907) , son of Carl Jackson Brakebill, Sr. and Minnie 
Rule. 

Issue: BRAKEBILL 
AG VIII Carl Jackson III 

b. Oct. 29, 1936. 

AG VI ROBERT KEENER (1854-1926), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Robert Keener, son of Adam Harvey Keener and Mary Narcissus McCroskey, was 
born at Trundles Cross Roads, Sevier County, Tennessee, July 3, 1854. About 1884, 
he removed to Knoxville, Tennessee, and became an expert cabinetmaker, first with 
C. B. Atkin Company and later, D. M. Rose Lumber Company, for many years. A 
faithful member of South Knoxville Baptist Church, he was a devoted husband and 
understanding father. He lived out his life at Knoxville and died, March 11, 1926, 
and is buried is Woodlawn cemetery. 

He married, November 15, 1877, Elizabeth Ann Burns (b. Nov. 26, 1857; d. June 11, 
1927) , daughter of Edmund Burns and Mary Ann Wade. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VII Charles B. 

Samuel Harvey 

Perlie A. 

Lydia Velma 



b. Jan. 1, 1879; d. at age of 15. 
b. May 16, 1881; d. in infancy, 
b. Oct. 30, 1883; d. in infancy, 
b. May 18, 1884, Knoxville, Tenn.; d. Apr. 11, 1918, Akron 



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Frank Ellis 
Georgia Mary 
Nellie Lewis 
Hattie Irene 
Edna Adna 



Ina Roberta 



Ohio. 

m. Oct. 3, 1912, Ollie H. Ford (b. Nov. 28, 1885, Sevier 
County, Tenn.) , son of Joseph Ford & Letitia Pickens. 
Issue: FORD 
AG VIII Ruth Josephine 

b. Aug. 22, 1913. 

h. emp. Bank of Knoxville. 

b. Nov. 11,1915. 

m. Nov. 28, 1937, Robert Mc- 

Gimsey. 
Issue: McGIMSEY 
AG IX Barbara Jean, b. Oct. 

12, 1938; Jonell, b. Mar. 

21, 1940; Robert Avery, b. 

Oct 29, 1941; Oliver 

Michael, b. June 24, 1946; 

Velma Virginia, b. May 23, 

1950. 



b. Apr. 1, 1889, Sevier County, Tenn. 

b. Oct. 24, 1890; d. in infancy. 

b. Nov. 24, 1892. 

b. Mar. 1, 1896, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. Sept. 3, 1899, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Mar. 15, 1924, Dale Murray Kates (b. Sept. 5, 1892). 
Issue: KATES none 

Adopted: 

Robert Jackson 

b. Feb. 1, 1930. 



AG VI JOSEPH ABRAHAM KEENER (1856-1914), Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

Joseph Abraham Keener, son of Adam Harvey Keener and Mary Narcissus Mc- 
Croskey, was born at Trundles Cross Roads, Tennessee, August 28, 1856. He became 
a farmer, first on his father-in-law's farm, and later at Boyds Creek, Tennessee. He 
also operated a grist mill and sawmill. He was a constant reader and thoroughly in- 
formed on current events; an excellent student and mathematician. A man of quick 
temper which he kept under rigid control, he was considered a tolerant and patient 
person. He was an understanding husband and father, and was a member of Chilhowie 
Baptist Church. He lived out his life in the valley where he was born, and died there, 
September 8, 1914. 

He married, May 29, 1884, at the home of the bride's parents, Hannah Christine 
Clark of Cusicks (b. July 20, 1868; d. May 29, 1945), daughter of W. Boyd Clark (b. 
Aug. 4, 1828; d. Dec. 24, 1900) and Christine Davis (d. Nov. 30, 1869) . The officiating 
minister was Rev. Caleb Rule.* Hannah was a devout Christian, and spent much of 



KEENER FAMILY 



499 



her available time ministering to the sick in her community, making her rounds in a 

rig which became a familiar sight to her friends and neighbors. 
Issue: KEENER 

AG VII William Harvey 

b. Oct. 31, 1891; d. Oct. 10, 1918. 

h. a bachelor, he served in World War I, with Co. H, 
126th Infantry, 32nd Division. He landed in France in 
the fall of 1918, and was placed first with a French 
army but soon attached to an American Army in the 
Argonne sector of the Hindenburg Line. In an assault 
on October 9th against the Kreinhilde Stalling before 
the strongest portion of the whole Hindenburg Line, the 
infantry followed the barrage right up to the wire 
entanglements. He was severely wounded and died the 
following day. 28 He was buried in the Meuse Argonne 
American cemetery, Romagne, Sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, 
France, his grave being number 24, Row 41, Block G. 

b. Oct. 18, 1894, Boyds Creek, Tenn. 

b. Sept. 13, 1900, Boyds Creek, Tenn. 

m. June 6, 1918, Charles Wright Johnson (b. Dec. 13, 
1896) , son of George Calloway Johnson 24 and Nancy 
Jane Hines. A graduate of Chilhowie Institute, he is a 
farmer and salesman, and makes his home at Seymour, 
Tenn. (1952). 
Issue: JOHNSON 



John Benjamin 
Georgia Neva Belle 



AG VIII Wilda Louise 



Christine Keener 



Mary Ruth 

Barbara Jo 
Charles Wright, Jr, 



b. May 20, 1920. 

m. Robert William Posey. 

b. Oct. 14, 1921. 

m. Eldon Eugene Posey. 

b. July 17, 1923. 

m. John Bolton Wesley. 

b. Aug. 28, 1935. 

b. Aug. 27, 1938. 



AG VI MARY McCHESNEY KEENER (1863-1943), Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

Mary McChesney Keener, better known as "Molly," daughter of Adam Harvey 
Keener and Mary Narcissus McCroskey, was born at Trundles Cross Roads, Sevier 
County, Tennessee, January 5, 1863. She died, August 8, 1943. 

She married first, February 5, 1883, Louis H. Palmer (d. circa 1892) . 

She married second, July 10, 1896, Daniel George Emert (b. Oct. 15, 1844; d. Nov. 
6, 1902), son of Frederick Locke Emert and Nancy McMahan. 

Issue: PALMER first marriage 
AG VH Jessie 



500 RELATED FAMILIES 



b. Dec. 29, 1883. 

m. James Alexander. 

Issue: ALEXANDER 
AG VIII Georgia Minnette 

b. Feb. 22, 1903. 
James Elbert 

b. Apr. 18, 1905. 

b. Dec. 28, 1906. 

b. Oct. 20, 1908. 

b. Feb. 27, 1911. 

b. May 25, 1914. 



Mary Elizabeth 
John Howard 
Clarence Fern 
Alvin Emert 



Lela Vance 



b. Aug. 13, 1890. 

m. Alfred W. Jeffries of Seymour, Tenn. 
Issue: none. 
Issue: EMERT second marriage 
AG VII Ruth McKinley 

b. Apr. 28, 1897, Fair Garden, Sevier County, Tenn. 
h. received her education at Chilhowie Institute, 
m. Mar. 13, 1916, Timothy Chandler Gilbert (b. Apr. 29, 
1888, Boyds Creek, Tenn.) , son of John Alexander Gil- 
bert and Lucinda Moore. He obtained his education at 
Boyds Creek and Chilhowie Institute. He was a rural 
mail carrier early in life; employed by Atomic Energy 
Commission, Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II, 
in highly secret Y-12 plant. Now (1952) in insurance 
business. 20 
Issue: GILBERT 
AG VIII Edna Maxine 

b. Aug. 19, 1921, Boyds Creek, 

Tenn. 
m. Ben Clarke Keener (q.v). 
Virginia Ruth 

b. June 27, 1923, Boyds 
Creek, Tenn. 

m. May 2, 1952, Knoxville, 
Howard Lane. 
Marjorie Katherine 

b. Jan. 12, 1927, Knoxville, 
Tenn. 

m. Jan. 17, 1948, Knoxville, 
J. Bill Johnson. He is with 
Tennessee Armature Works 
as public relations repre- 
sentative. 
Issue: JOHNSON 



Kate Keener 



Daniel Paul 



KEENER FAMILY 501 

AG IX Alice Ruth, b. June 
15, 1951. 

b. Oct. 27, 1898, Fair Garden, Sevier County, Tenn. 
m. Dr. William Frank Moore of Buford, Ga. 

b. Aug. 11, 1900, Fair Garden, Sevier County, Tenn. 

h. a fireman, with Knoxville Fire Department; r. 501 

Boggs Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 
m. Mar. 3, 1923, Lucy Edmonds (b. Feb. 26, 1904) , daugh- 
ter of Simon J. Edmonds and Sarah Frances Cooper. 
Issue: EMERT 
AG VIII Doris Vance 

b. June 18, 1924; d. Sept. 8, 
1927. 
Katherine Ruth 

b. May 23, 1926. 
m. Clyde M. Childress. 
Josephine Lavonne 

b. Sept. 21, 1924. 
m. Albert Raymond Ed- 
munds. 



Mary Frances 
Betty Jean 
Daniel Paul Jr. 

Herbert Andrew 



b. July 2, 1929. 

m. Gordon Belmont Dew. 

b. Sept. 12, 1931. 
m. L. B. Carr. 

b. Aug. 22, 1934. 
h. enlisted 1952, U. S. Navy, 
as apprentice fireman. 

b. July 15, 1937. 



AG VI JAMES LINCOLN KEENER (1865-1944), Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

James Lincoln Keener, son of Adam Harvey Keener and Mary Narcissus McCroskey, 
was born at Trundles Cross Roads, Tennessee, May 24, 1865. He died, March 22, 1944. 
He married, March 6, 1897, May Penelope Fagala (b. Dec. 10, 1876; d. Apr. 15, 
1951) , daughter of Adam Fagala and Nellie Trundle. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VII Troy Gilford 

b. June 14, 1898, Sevier County, Tenn. 
Ralph Fagala 

b. July 31, 1902, Sevier County, Tenn. 

h. employed, Aluminum Company of America for 18 years 
(1952). 

m. Mar. 8, 1925, Sevier County, Tenn., Ferba Evelyn Ivey 
(b. Jan. 3, 1904, Jefferson County, Tenn.) , daughter of 
James Jackson Ivey and Elzora Russell. 



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RELATED FAMILIES 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VIII Bill Ivey 



Doris Evelyn 



Anna Pauline 



b. Dec. 6, 1925. 

m. Dorothy Ruth Hicks (b. 
Jan. 20, 1927), daughter of 
Fred Hicks and Julia Reed. 
Issue: KEENER 

AG IX Jacqueline, b. Apr. 
12, 1946. 

b. July 26, 1932. 

m. Apr. 7, 1951, Knoxville, 
Tenn., Clyde D. Wardell 
(b. Sept. 1928), son of 
James B. Wardell and Lou- 
mae Johnson. He is a 
master sergeant, Medical 
Corps, U. S. Army; no\y 
stationed in Alaska (1952) . 
Issue: WARDELL 

AG IX Clyde Michael, b. 
Dec. 7, 1952, Elison Field, 
Alaska. 



b. Oct. 9, 1904, Trundles Cross Roads, Tenn. 

m. Apr. 7, 1922, Fountain City, Knox County, Tenn., 

Alger Roscoe Ivey (b. Aug. 15, 1900, Jefferson County, 

Tenn.) , son of James Jackson Ivey and Elzora Russell; 

Rev. Joe Strange, officiating. 

Issue: IVEY 



AG VIII James Orval 



Charles Keener 



John Adam 



b. June 20, 1922, Seymour, 

Tenn. 
m. Apr. 16, 1944, Alice Le- 

nora Titsworth. 

b. Oct. 24, 1923, Seymour, 

Term, 
m. Apr. 25, 1948, Lovanna 

Riggs- 

Issue: rVEY 
AG IX Vanna Charline, 
George Philip, 

b. Sept. 1952. 

b. Apr. 24, 1925, Seymour, 

Tenn. 
m. Martha Marie Hill. 
Issue: D7EY 



KEENER FAMILY 503 



Opal Algerine 



Edgar Lee 



AG IX Allen 
David 

b. Sept. 20, 1926, Seymour, 
Tenn. 

m. Dec. 1, 1951, Charles 
Madison Bullard, Jr. 

b. Jan. 18, 1932, Seymour, 

Tenn. 
m. Jan. 15, 1949, Vida Mc- 

Carter. 
Issue: IVEY 
AG IX Charlotte Diane 
Carlos Ray 

b. Feb. 2, 1942. 
Marvin James 

b. Dec. 1, 1908. 
Oren Harvey 

b. June 30, 1914; killed in a motorcycle accident, Dec. 23, 
1931. 

AG VI JOHN ELLIS MORRELL KEENER (1867-1942), Sevier County, Tenn. 

John Ellis Morrell Keener, son of Adam Harvey Keener and Mary Narcissus Mc- 
Croskey, was born at Trundles Cross Roads, Tennessee, April 17, 1867. He died, Feb- 
ruary 6, 1942. 

He married, November 20, 1895, Annie Barbara Cawood (b. Jan. 18, 1874; d. Jan. 
6, 1 939) , daughter of Daniel Cawood and Sarah Elizabeth Roson. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VII Fredda Belle 

b. Mar. 26, 1897, Sevier County, Tenn. 
m. Sept. 7, 1918, Seymour, Tenn., James Hamilton Cun- 
ningham. 

Issue: CUNNINGHAM 
AG VIII James Aldon 

b. May 28, 1919. 

Harris Keener 

b. Feb. 27, 1921. 

Lois Evelyn 

b. May 1923. 



Marjorie Cawood 



b. Sept. 9, 1898, Sevier County, Tenn. 

m. Sept. 1, 1917, Blount County, Tenn., James Ira Hed- 

rick (b. May 31, 1898; d. July 29, 1947), son of Thomas 

Edward Hedrick and Lutetia McMurry. 

Issue: HEDRICK 
AG VIII John Edward 

b. Sept. 16, 1919, Seymour, 
Tenn. 



504 



RELATED FAMILIES 

Robert Charles 

Ira Jean [dau.] 



b. May 12, 1922, Seymour, 
Tenn. 

b. Jan. 19, 1924, Seymour, 
Tenn. 



Mark Keener 



AG VI EFFA HAYES KEENER (1877- ), Blount County, Tennessee 

Effa Hayes Keener, daughter of Adam Harvey Keener and Mary Narcissus McCroskey, 

was born at Trundles Cross Roads, Tennessee, March 28, 1877. She now (1953) makes 

her home in the Wildwood community of Blount County, postoffice being Rockford. 

She married, December 15, 1901, William Hampton Delozier (b. May 17, 1868; d. 

May 16, 1949), son of Jesse Delozier and Susan Neuman [pronounced: ny-man]. 

Issue: DELOZIER 

AG VII Mary Sue 

b. Nov. 17, 1902, Seymour, Tenn. 

m. June 1936, Gatlinburg, Tenn., Spence Davis (b. Mar. 
24, 1895) , son of Pink Davis and Ann Burns; Rev. L. B. 
Clark, officiating. 
Issue: DAVIS 
AG VIII Suzanne Hampton 

b. Jan. 10, 1942. 

b. Aug. 29, 1905, Seymour, Tenn. 

h. attended Porter (Blount County) High School and 
Maryville High School; a dairyman and farmer; also 
employed, Aluminum Company of America. 

m. Dec. 14, 1930, Blount County, Tenn., Nina May Wynn 
(b. Nov. 4, 1905), daughter of John Wynn and Emma 
Householder; Rev. L. B. Clark, officiating. 
Issue: DELOZIER 

AG VIII Emma Sue 

b. Mar. 12, 1940. 

Margaret Wynn 

b. Feb. 10, 1946. 

AG VII JOSEPH PRESTON KEENER (1860-1918), Knoxville, Tenn. 

Joseph Preston Keener, son of Abraham Keener and Malinda Henderson was 
born in Middle Tennessee, February 4, 1860. He was a blacksmith, and was employed 
for a time as blacksmith, Southern Railway shops, Knoxville. He died at Knoxville, 
January 22, 1918, and is buried in Woodlawn cemetery. 

He married, October 28, 1886, Sevier County, Tennessee, Susan Penelope Acutt 
(b Apr 19, 1868, near Dumplin Church, Sevier County, Tenn.; d. same place, October 
26' 1925) , daughter of Joel Acuff (b. 1815; d. July 6, 1892, Sevier County, Tenn.) and 
Elizabeth Henderson (b. 1822; d. Dec. 25, 1894). The old log home place has since 
been sold and removed to Gatlinburg, Tenn. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VIII William Mitchell 



Malinda Elizabeth 



b. Nov. 20, 1887, Knoxville, Tenn. 
b. Oct. 12, 1889; d. Sept. 15, 1890. 



KEENER FAMILY 



505 



Dona Almeda Jane 



Harley Clinton 
Duel Elry 



b. Aug. 13, 1891, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Jan. 3, 1917, Knoxville, Tenn., Charles Jess Mynatt (b. 
Oct. 8, 1886; d. Sept. 21, 1948, Knoxville), son of Wil- 
liam Mynatt. 

b. Nov. 18, 1894, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. Oct. 31, 1898, Knoxville, Tenn. 



AG VII DAVID COLUMBUS KEENER (1855-1926), Loudon County, Tennessee 

David Columbus Keener, son of David Booth Keener, was born in Blount County, 
Tennessee, near Martel, July 20, 1855. He became a farmer and lived in the same 
community. He died in 1926, Lenoir City, Tennessee, and is buried in Shady Grove 
churchyard, near Martel. 

He married first, Harriet Cannon (d. before 1885; g. Loudon c, Loudon, Tenn.). 
He married second, about 1885, Susanna Odom (b. 1859; d. Nov. 14, 1929; g. Shady 
Grove chyd., Martel, Tenn.) . 

Issue: KEENER first marriage 
AG VIII James Melvin 

r. Martel, now deceased (1953) . 
John Luther 

r. Trigonia, 4 miles from Greenback, Tenn. 
Joseph 

d. at age of 2 months. 
Issue: KEENER second marriage 
AG VIII James Thomas 

b. Aug. 2, 1875, an adopted child; son of Susanna Odom 
by a previous marriage." 



Ida 



twins: 



Pernell 
Robert 

Oscar 



b. 1886-1887. 
m. John Payne. 

Issue: PAYNE 
AG IX Lloyd 

r. Cincinnati, Ohio. 

b. circa 1889; d. aged 12 years. 

b. circa 1890, Loudon County, Tenn. 



b. circa 1890, Loudon County, Tenn. 
m. Lola Clemer. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG IX Carl 

Gertrude 

m. Theodore Garner, who be- 
came sheriff of Loudon 
County, Tenn., and was 
killed in August 1951. 



506 



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Charles Roy 



h. after her husband's death, 
Gertrude sought to serve 
out the unexpired portion 
of her husband's term as 
sheriff but was refused by 
county commissioners. She 
ran for the office on the 
Republican ticket and was 
elected. 

b. May 11, 1893, Loudon County, Tenn.; now living, Mid- 
dlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tenn.; retired with a heart 
ailment, 
m. Nola Ann McClanahan (b. Dec. 19, 1895, Blount Coun- 
ty, Tenn.) , daughter of William Alfred McClanahan 
and Eliza Jane Rogers. 
Issue: KEENER 
AG IX James Paul 

b. May 25, 1919. 
m. Dora Newcomb. 



Violet Juanita 

William David 
Ella Elizabeth 



Ida Mae 
Charles Roy, Jr. 



Mary Louise 



George Winford 



b. Dec. 6, 1920; d. May 10. 
1922. 

b. Feb. 24, 1925. 

b. April 18, 1927. 

m. Charles Newcomb; later 

divorced. 
Issue: NEWCOMB 
AG X Brenda Sue, b. Mar. 

30, 1948. 

b. Mar. 19, 1929. 

b. Jan. 11, 1931. 

h. entered military service, 
Feb. 18, 1952; now serving 
with U. S. Infantry, and 
stationed in Iceland (1953). 

m. Rosalie Haynes (Webber) . 

b. May 15, 1933. 
m. Ervin Boggs. 
Issue: BOGGS 
AG X Carol Kay, b. Dec. 24, 
1952. 

b. Aug. 21, 1938. 



KEENER FAMILY 



507 



Elizabeth 



Betty Joe 

b. Feb. 27, 1941. 

b. May 3, 1898, Loudon County, Tenn. 



AG VII SAMUEL HARVEY KEENER, JR. (1886-1979), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Samuel Harvey Keener, Jr., son of Dr. Samuel Harvey Keener, Sr. and Laura Janette 
Brownlee, was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, September 29, 1886. He attended Baker 
Himel Preparatory School, Knoxville, and graduated from the University of Tennessee, 
Class of 1908. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Chi Delta Literary 
fraternity, and the 1907 football team. He is in the dental manufacturing and supply 
business, being president, Keener Dental Supply Company of Knoxville, with offices at 
Chattanooga, Bristol, Va., and Asheville, N. C. He is a member, American Dental Trade 
Association, and was president, Southern Dental Dealers Club, for three terms. He 
is a Rotarian, an Elk, and a member, City Club and Cherokee Country Club. His home 
is at Knoxville. 

He married, July 18, 1915, Lauretta Callahan (b. June 26, 1895) , daughter of George 
W. Callahan and Catherine Louise Graw. Died June 1, 1979. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VIII Elizabeth 



Louise 



b. July 18, 1916, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. May 26, 1919, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Apr. 6, 1948, Thomas Eugene Hines (b. Apr. 7, 1918), 
son of Thomas W. Hines and Mildred Olmstead. 
Issue: HINES 
AG IX Martha Lillian 



Catherine Louise 



b. June 17, 1949. 
b. Sept. 17, 1951. 



Lauretta 



Laura Janette 



b. June 8, 1922, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Jan. 4, 1946, William Lewis Warlick (b. Aug. 11, 
1916), son of Lewis Henry Warlick and Ollie Fowler. 
Issue: WARLICK 
AG IX Marjorie Elizabeth 

b. Nov. 20, 1946. 
Mollie Fowler 

b. Feb. 27, 1948. 

b. Mar. 23, 1926, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. June 13, 1951, John D. Kreis (b. Nov. 21, 1924), son 
of Jacob D. Kreis and Mary Scott Wiley. 



Samuel Harvey III 

b. July 3, 1929, Knoxville, Tenn. 

AG VII FRANK ELLIS KEENER, SR. (1889- ), Decatur, Georgia 

Frank Ellis Keener, Sr., son of Robert Keener and Elizabeth Ann Burns, was born 
at Trundles Cross Roads, Tennessee, April 1, 1889. His family removed to Knoxville 
soon afterward, and he attended Bell House School and graduated from Hampden 



508 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Sydney High School for Boys. He then completed an electrical engineering course with 
International Correspondence Schools, and secured a position with the Acme Electric 
Company, Knoxville. He later operated his own business under the name of Teleco 
Electric Company, for a time. Afterwards, joined the sales engineering staff of Power 
Equipment Company, and in 1927, went with Cooper Hewitt Electric Company of 
Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1928, he became associated with General Electric Company, 
where he became an industrial lighting specialist, being stationed first at Knoxville. On 
September 1, 1930, he was transferred to the Atlanta office, and established his home at 
Decatur, Georgia. A member of the Oakhurst Baptist Church, he has served as deacon 
and co-chairman of the board of deacons, and has taught a Bible class for many years. 
He is a Mason, being a member of the Blue Lodge. He retired, May 1, 1949. 

He married, October 3, 1909, Lucile Doyle (b. July 31, 1890), daughter of James 
Alexander Doyle and Malinda Pedigo. 

Issue: KEENER 



AG VIII Alvin Eblin 



Alma Elizabeth 



Frances Lucile 



Mary Evelyn 



b. Dec. 1, 1910; d. Feb. 14, 1911. 

b. Dec. 1, 1910, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Aug. 21, 1930, Fort Payne, Ala., Dr. George Augustus 
Coffey (b. June 8, 1912, Knoxville), son of George Lee 
Coffey and Callie May Fortenberry. He attended Flen- 
niken school and graduated from Konxville High School, 
and College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee, 
Memphis. He served in World War II, entering with 
the rank of lieutenant, j. g. He served at Norman, Okla., 
Pearl Harbor, and saw sea duty on U.S.S. MARYLAND 
which underwent a kamikaze attack during the Battle 
of Okinawa. He was released from service as lieutenant 
commander. He is now practicing dentistry at Knox- 
ville. 



Issue: 
AG IX 



COFFEY 

Donald George 

Jeffry Keener 
Joan Lucy 



b. Mar. 18, 1946, Knoxville. 



b. Feb. 8, 1948, Knoxville. 



Dec. 8, 1948; d. 
1948. 



Dec. 9, 






b. May 3, 1913, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. June 9, 1936, Decatur, Ga., Winston Edwin Creech. 
Issue: none (1952) . 

b. July 3, 1915, Maryville, Tenn. 

m. Mar. 5, 1940, Decatur, Ga., John Benjamin Porter, son 
of Earnest Porter. 
Issue: PORTER 
AG IX John Alexander 

b. Nov. 24, 1943, Atlanta, Ga. 



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509 



Frank Ellis, Jr. 
Edna May 



Robert Alexander 



Linda Frances 

b. Sept. 27, 1946, Atlanta, Ga. 

b. May 8, 1920, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. Aug. 17, 1922, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Oct. 3, 1943, Decatur, Ga., Thomas Henry Brodnax, 
son of Thomas Brodnax. 
Issue: BRODNAX 
AG IX James Henry 

b. June 23, 1945, Atlanta, Ga. 
William Doyle 

b. Apr. 19, 1948, Atlanta, Ga. 

b. Nov. 24, 1924, Knoxville, Tenn. 



AG VII NELLIE LEWIS KEENER (1892-1933), Knox County, Tennessee 

Nellie Lewis Keener, daughter of Robert Keener and Elizabeth Ann Burns, was born, 
November 24, 1892, in either Sevier or Knox County, Tennessee. She died, June 12, 1933, 
and is buried at Maryville, Tennessee. 

She married, about 1916, Charles Nelson Horner (b. Dec. 2, 1884, White Pine, Tenn.) , 
son of Rev. R. D. Horner, a Baptist Minister, and Elizabeth Rader. Now retired, he was 
a building contractor. 



Issue: 
AG VIII 



HORNER 
Lewis Nelson 



John Walter 



Lloyd Jackson 



b. May 31, 1919, Knox County, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Young High School; attended University of 

Tennessee; now employed, Aluminum Company of 

America, 
m. Sept. 4, 1943, Fountain City, Knox County, Tenn., Mary 

Lou Vittetoe (b. Nov. 21, 1924), daughter of Lonas 

Vittetoe and Delia Mae Linebarger. 

Issue: none (1952) . 

b. Jan. 26, 1922, Knox County, Tenn.; d. April 1945. 

h. attended Young High School, Knoxville; graduated from 
Norris, Tenn. High School. Served in World War II, 
as navigator and radioman, on a C-47, U. S. Army Air 
Corps. Lost his life on a flight from Burma into China 
when the plane ran into a monsoon over Lasho, Burma, 
and crashed into a mountain. 

b. Aug. 13, 1924, Knox County, Tenn. 

h. attended Young High School, Knoxville; graduate, Nor- 
ris, Tenn. High School. Served in World War II as 
an infantry sergeant, European Theatre, was wounded 
and lost a leg in battle following the Battle of the 
Bulge, while driving Germans back through the Sieg- 
fried Line. 

m. April 4, 1946, Dorothea Bell (b. Oct. 15, 1926, Atlanta, 



510 RELATED FAMILIES 

Ga.) , daughter of Gordon Eugene Bell and Lillian 
Webb. 
Issue: HORNER 
AG IX Lloyd Jackson, Jr. 

b. Jan. 27, 1947. 

Elizabeth Jeanette 

b. Jan. 16, 1927, Knox County, Tenn. 

m. Apr. 4, 1948, Judson E. Oakes (b. June 16, 1924) , son 
of Dr. Oakes of Rutledge, Tenn. Graduate, Rutledge 
High School. 
Issue: OAKES 
AG IX Judson E. Jr. 

b. Aug. 27, 1949. 
Gary Walter 

b. Oct. 17, 1951. 

AG VII HATTIE IRENE KEENER (1896- ), Knoxville, Tennesee 

Hattie Irene Keener, daughter of Robert Keener and Elizabeth Ann Burns, was born 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, March 1, 1896, where she received her education. 

She married, June 28, 1914, Oliver Leonard Pedigo (b. Aug. 19, 1886, Knox County, 
Tenn.) , son of Jerome A. Pedigo and Mary Ann Johnson. He obtained his education 
at Knoxville, and served his apprenticeship as a watchmaker and jeweler at Decatur, 
Alabama, where he lived for 8 years. He now (1952) operates a jewelry and watch 
repair business at Knoxville. 

Issue: PEDIGO 
AG VIII Oliver Leonard, Jr. 

b. June 17, 1915, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Liberal Arts College, University of Tennessee, 
with a commission in U. S. Army Reserve Corps, June 
1941; entered Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 
Louisville, Ky., September, 1941. Called to active military 
duty, World War II, in 1942. Served first, Camp Croft, 
S. C, later, Camp Atterbury, Ind., with 83rd Division, 
Motor Maintenance; from there to Fort Benning, Ga., 
then Camp Breckenridge, Ky., from which he was 
shipped overseas, first to England and then into France 
on D-day plus 19. He was hospitalized during the 
Battle of the Bulge because of blood poisoning, and 
sent to hospital at Paris; from there to Grady General 
Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Released from active duty, Oc- 
tober 1945, with rank of major. Awarded Bronze Star. 
Returned to his studies at the Seminary and obtained 
his degree in 1947. Now (1952) pastor, Harlem Baptist 
Church, Harlem, Ga. 
m. Feb. 1943, Greenville, S. C, Nelle Hard Agnew (b. 
Feb. 12, 1916, Greenville, S. C.) , daughter of Arthur 
Agnew and — Langston. 
Issue: PEDIGO 
AG IX Oliver Leonard III 

b. Sept. 1, 1944, Greenville, 
S. C. 



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511 



Nelle Annette 



Howard Keener 



Eleanor Marie 



b. Jan. 6, 1947, Louisville, Ky. 



b. Nov. 18, 1917, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. attended Carson Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., 
1938-1939; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1939- 
1940; College of Medicine, University of Tennessee, 
Memphis, 1940-1944, graduating as M.D. and with a 
reserve commission as first lieutenant, U. S. Medical 
Corps. Called to active military duty and stationed at 
Carlisle Barracks, Penna., Jan.-April, 1945; transferred 
for duty with Paratroopers, Fort Benning, Ga., May- 
October 1945. Shipped to Germany, February 1946, and 
stationed in Evacuation Hospital. Promoted to captain. 
August 1946; Major, August 1948. Returned to United 
States and stationed at Brooke General Hospital, Ft. 
Sam Houston, Texas, September 1948-December 1950. 
Transferred to Percy Jones Army Hospital, Battle Creek, 
Mich., January, 1951. Promoted to lieutenant colonel, 
July 1951. Presently (1952) chief, Anasthesiology and 
Operative Section, Percy Jones Hospital. 

m. first, October 1942, Virginia Pauline Britts (b. Aug. 
1923) , daughter of Hayes and Sadie Britts. Later di- 
vorced. 
Issue: PEDIGO first marriage 

KG IX Connie Virginia 

b. Oct. 2, 1943. 

m. second, Dec. 1, 1945, Gloria C. Gaglio (b. July 15, 1925), 
daughter of Philip Gaglio and Carmela Grippe. 
Issue: PEDIGO second marriage 
AG IX James Philip 

b. Sept. 22, 1946. 



Andria Irene 



Sherrie Marie 



b. Sept. 22, 1947. 

b. Nov. 4, 1948; d. Mar. 22, 
1951, of Leukemia. 



b. May 18, 1920, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. attended Bell House and South Knoxville grammar 
schools, and graduated from Knoxville High School; 
attended University of Tennessee. Studied art under 
Robert Lindsay Mason for 2 years. Was a student for 
3 years at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 
in art and liberal education, where she met her husband. 

m. Sept. 2, 1948, Knoxville, Tenn., Obie Guy Woodfin 
(b. Aug. 9, 1923, Logansport, La.) , son of Robert Fulton 
Woodfin and Beatrice Watson. He attended Tulane 
University and graduated from New Orleans Baptist 
Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in music and edu- 



512 RELATED FAMILIES 

cation. Now (1952) assistant pastor, Central Heights 
Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala. 
Issue: WOODFIN 
AG IX Michael Oliver 

b. Feb. 12, 1952, Montgomery, 
Ala. 

AG VII JOHN BENJAMIN KEENER (1894- ), Seymour, Tennessee 

John Benjamin Keener, son of Joseph Abraham Keener and Hannah Christine Clark, 
was born at Boyds Creek, Tennessee, October 18, 1894. He is a farmer, now living at 
Seymour [formerly Trundles Cross Roads], Tennessee. 

He married, March 17, 1914, Los Angeles, California, Mollie Gertrude Thomas (b. 
Sept. 2, 1892, Boyds Creek, Tenn.) , daughter of Benjamin Calvin Thomas" and Martha 
Jane Wardell. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG VIII Ben Clarke 

b. Mar. 18, 1916, Seymour, Tenn. 

h. graduate, Sevierville High School and Chilhowie Insti- 
tute. Served in World War II in Marine Corps, from 
Oct. 31, 1943 to 1946; was in Pacific Theatre two years, 
and participated in the Battles of Saipan and Okinawa; 
was stationed in China after the war ended in 1945. 
Now (1952) in the shipping department, Aluminum 
Company of America, 
m. Sept. 16, 1939, Tazewell, Tenn., Edna Maxine Gilbert 
(b. Aug. 19, 1921, Boyds Creek, Tenn.), daughter of 
Timothy Chandler Gilbert and Ruth McKinley Emert, 
and a granddaughter of Mary McChesney Keener (q.v.) . 
Issue: KEENER 



AG IX John Gilbert 



Martha Kate 



Timothy Clark 



b. Feb. 22, 1941, Seymour, 
Tenn. 

b. Dec. 7, 1943, Sevierville, 
Tenn. 

b. May 21, 1948, Sevierville, 
Tenn. 



William Harvey 
Joe Thomas 
Frank John 
James Edison 
Robert Lee 



b. May 30, 1918, Seymour, Tenn. 

b. Apr. 5, 1922, Seymour, Tenn. 

b. Mar. 13, 1924, Seymour, Tenn. 

b. Oct. 5, 1926, Seymour, Tenn. 

b. June 4, 1932, Seymour, Tenn. 

h. radioman striker, U. S. Navy, 1952. 



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513 



AG VIII WILLIAM MITCHELL KEENER (1887-1939), Knoxville, Tenn. 

William Mitchell Keener, son of Joseph Preston Keener and Susan Penelope Acuff, 
was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 20, 1877. He obtained his education from 
Knoxville schools and became a salesman. He died December 11, 1939, and is buried 
in Woodlawn cemetery. 

He married, January 26, 1913, Lucy Ann Henson, daughter of Mack Henson. She 
now (1953) makes her home with her son, Paul Ray, in California. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG IX Paul Ray 



twins: 



Martha Ellen 

Margaret Helen 

James William 
Mary Elizabeth 



b. Nov. 19, 1913; r. California. 

m. Nov. 19, 1938, Frances Katherine Little. 

b. Sept. 9, 1915, Knoxville, Tenn.; r. San Diego, Calif, 
m. June 11, 1938, Calif., Samuel Edward Buterbough. 

b. Sept. 9, 1915, Knoxville, Tenn. 
m. May. 24, 1947, James C. Brindley. 

b. Nov. 18, 1918, Knoxville, Tenn. 

b. July 15, 1924; d. Aug. 7, 1947. 



AG VIII HARLEY CLINTON KEENER (1894-1938), Knoxville, Tenn. 

Harley Clinton Keener, son of Joseph Preston Keener and Susan Penelope Acuff, 
was born at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 18, 1894. He served in World War I as 
a pfc, Co. F, 105th Supply Train. He died, April 11, 1938, and is buried in National 
Cemetery, Knoxville, Section B, Row 22, Grave 4074. 
He married Winnie Graves. 
Issue: KEENER 
AG IX Beatrice Pauline 

b. Feb. 16, 1921, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. May 5, 1939, Wilbur R. Grodman (b. Aug. 2, 1916). 

Issue: GRODMAN 

AG X Wilbur Eugene 



Robert Edward 



b. May 31, 1940. 
b. June 1, 1943. 



Harley Clifton 



William Mitchell II 



b. Oct. 3, 1925, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. car repairman, Southern Railway shops, Knoxville. 

m. June 12, 1943, Gertrude Pearl Meredith (b. Sept. 6, 

1926) . 
Issue: KEENER 
AG X Harold Wayne 

b. Mar. 12, 1944. 

b. Aug. 31, 1932, Knoxville, Tenn. 

h. serving in U. S. Army (1953) and stationed at Jackson- 
ville, Fla. 
m. in Georgia, Betty Jane Rhodes. 



514 



RELATED FAMILIES 



Elizabeth Ann 



b. Apr. 11, 1937, Knoxville, Tenn. 



AG VIII DUEL ELRY KEENER (1898- ), Knoxville, Tenn. 

Duel Elry Keener, son of Joseph Preston Keener and Susan Penelope Acuff, was born 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, October 31, 1898. He is a fireman with the L. & N. Railroad. 

He married, January 9, 1916, Alice Loye Atchley, daughter of Mack Campbell 
Atchley (b. Jan. 18, 1871; d. Jan. 13, 1953), and Mary Elizabeth Watson (b. Nov. 16, 
1877). 



Issue: KEENER 
AG IX Edna Lucile 



Thelma Almeda 



Allie Marie 



Alice Jeanette 



Charlotte Juanita 



b. Mar. 3, 1917, Knoxville, Tenn. 

m. Aug. 12, 1933, Sevierville, Tenn., Orville Keith Lane 
(b. Oct. 4, 1912), son of John Mason Lane and Flora 
Jane Hill (b. Feb. 13, 1883; d. Dec. 17, 1939) . 
Issue: LANE 
AG X Loye Jane 

b. Jan. 3, 1943. 
Keith Ann 

b. Feb. 24, 1948. 

b. July 14, 1918, Melvine, 111. 

m. Nov. 17, 1945, San Diego, Calif., Charles Leonard 
Baisley. 

b. Oct. 16, 1920, Concord, Tenn. 

m. Feb. 16, 1942, Watsonville, Calif., James Talmage 

Bissell. 
Issue: BISSELL 
AG X Gary Franklin 

b. May 13, 1951. 

b. Dec. 31, 1922. 

m. Aug. 9, 1942, Macon, Ga., Arnold Eugene McDaniels. 

Issue: McDANIELS 

AG X Janice K. 

b. Feb. 1, 1953; d. same day. 

b. May 15, 1925. 

m. Jan. 2, 1942, Harold Wallace McCroskey (b. Mar. 17, 
1920), son of Hugh Wallace McCroskey (b. Nov. 23, 
1888) and Ruby Burns (b. May 30, 1898; d. Nov. 11, 
1952). 

Issue: McCROSKEY 

AG X Charlotte Haroline 

b. Apr. 16, 1944. 

Shirley Ann 

b. May 19, 1946. 
Linda Gale 

b. May 20, 1951. 



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515 



Donald Elry 



b. Oct. 15, 1934. 



AG VIII ELIZABETH KEENER (1898- ), Loudon County, Tennessee 

Elizabeth Keener, daughter of David Columbus Keener and Susanna Odom, was 
born in Loudon County, Tennessee, May 3, 1898. 

She married, July 5, 1913, Perry Guider (b. Aug. 31, 1895) , son of George Washing- 
ton Guider and Sarah Elizabeth — . He is a merchant, and operates a general store at 
Etons Cross Roads, Loudon County, on Highway U. S. 70. 

Issue: GUIDER 
AG IX Mary Louise 



Martha Marie 



Harriet Thelma 



Lillian Frances 



James Perry 
Christena 
Ernest Clifton 
Margaret Pauline 
Ruth Novella 
Kenneth Larry 
Benny Wayne 



b. Mar. 5, 1916. 
m. Oliver Rymer. 

b. Aug. 23, 1917. 
m. Dallas Rymer. 
Issue: RYMER 
AG X Shelva Jean 



William Dallas, Jr. 



b. Jan. 23, 1940. 
b. Apr. 29, 1947. 



b. July 10, 1921. 
m. James Johnson. 



b. Aug. 2, 1924. 

m. May 23, 1950, Roy Leonard Chrisman (b. Aug. 11, 

1921) , son of Elbert and Beulah Chrisman. 
Issue: CHRISMAN 
AG X Brenda Sue 

b. June 4, 1951. 

b. May 7, 1926. 

b. Oct. 14, 1928; d. Nov. 26, 1948. 

b. Feb. 17, 1931. 

b. May 10, 1933. 

b. Apr. 29, 1935. 

b. Jan. 29, 1938. 

b. Jan. 13, 1940. 



AG VIII FRANK ELLIS KEENER, JR. (1920- ), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Frank Ellis Keener, Jr., son of Frank Ellis Keener, Sr., and Lucile Doyle, was born 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, May 8, 1920. His parents moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1930, 
and he graduated from Decatur (Ga.) High School and North Georgia College, 
Dahlonega. 



516 RELATED FAMILIES 

His first attempt to enlist in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II was a 
failure due to a knee injury received in high school. He took a position with the Fulton 
National Bank, Atlanta, and later again applied for enlistment in the Air Corps and 
was accepted, October, 1941, as a flying cadet. He took his basic training at Maxwell 
Field for one month, then went to Robbins Field, Jackson, Mississippi. From there, he 
was sent to Greenville Air Force Base, Mississippi, then to Turner Field, Albany, Georgia, 
where he graduated from flying school as a second lieutenant. He remained there for 
a year as instructor in the Advanced Flying School, and was promoted to first lieutenant. 
Afterwards transferred to Smyrna Air Force Base, Tennessee, where he instructed in 
B-24 flying. After several successive moves, he was stationed at Clovis Air Force Base, 
New Mexico, and instructed in B-29 flying, and received his captaincy. From there, he 
was sent to Wendover Air Force Base, Utah, as test pilot with Atom Bomb Group where 
he remained for 9 months. He engaged in high altitude test flying in the development 
of aerial atom bomb technic. He was pilot and crew captain of the plane which loaded 
and carried the first atom bomb to the Pacific advance base from which it was later flown 
and dropped by another crew on Hiroshima, Japan. Thus, it may be said that he was 
the first person ever to fly an atomic bomb on a combat mission, and out of the United 
States, and over the ocean. He received the Air Medal for 43 test missions with atom 
bombs. He was released from active duty, December 15, 1945. 

He took a position as operations clerk, Eastern Air Lines, Nashville, as his wife 
had had enough of hazard anxiety due to his wartime flying. After a year there, he joined 
the firm of Bostitch, Incorporated, manufacturers of stapling and stitching machines, 
as sales representative for East Tennessee. 

He was recalled to active duty, March 1951, because of the Korean War, by the U. S. 
Air Force, and sent to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, as instructor in B-29 flying. He 
was on duty for 17 months, and again released to inactive status, August 29, 1952. He 
rejected promotion to major because it entailed a tour of duty for 5 years, which he 
did not want. 

He returned to his position with Bostitch, Incorporated, and now (1952) is living in 
Westwood, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

He married, July 25, 1943, Nashville, Tennessee, Grace Vincent Gore (b. May 14, 
1921) , daughter of George Paschal Gore and Ruth Hadden. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG IX Gracie Ann "Gay" 

b. Aug. 15, 1944, Hopkinsville, Ky. 

Frank Ellis III 

b. Sept. 6, 1945, Hopkinsville, Ky. 

AG VIII ROBERT ALEXANDER KEENER (1924- ), Knoxville, Tennessee 

Robert Alexander Keener, son of Frank Ellis Keener, Sr. and Lucile Doyle, was born 
at Knoxville, Tennessee, November 24, 1924. His parents moved to Atlanta, Georgia, 
in 1930, where he received his education. He graduated from Decatur (Ga.) High 
School and North Georgia College, Dahlonega. 

He entered World War II in 1942, as an infantry private, and took his basic training 
at Camp Wheeler, Georgia. Afterwards, he took an Army Service Training Corps 
course at University of Pennsylvania, then returned to the infantry. He was shipped to 
England with the 95th Division, landing August 13, 1944. He landed in France, Sep- 
tember 13, 1944, and was assigned to the Third Army. He entered the front lines, 
October 13, 1944, and on November 15, 1944, participated in the attack on Metz and into 
the Saar, ending at Wadgessen, Germany. His outfit held this sector during the Battle 



KEENER FAMILY 517 

ot the Bulge, and afterwards moved into a First Army sector and held a line on the 
Maas River, Holland. They were then attached to the Ninth Army, and drove to the 
Rhine River, where they stopped and cleaned up the Ruhr pocket, ending up in Dort- 
man. He was pulled out and sent to Bremen for occupation duty, from where he was 
returned to the United States on July 2, 1945. He was discharged, November 1945, as 
corporal, with 3 Battle Stars and a divisional presidential citation. 

He afterwards associated himself with the Whitehead Electric Company, Atlanta; 
then, Kingsport Electric Company, Kingsport, Tennessee; and in 1952 purchased the 
Mid-south Supply Company, Knoxville. 

He married, March 31, 1946, Conyers, Georgia, Dorothy Jane Carson (b. Jan. 9, 
1927, Knoxville, Tenn.), daughter of John Ben Carson and Lucile McBath. 

Issue: KEENER 
AG IX Lucy Jane 

Carolyn Anne 



b. Mar. 27, 1947, Atlanta, Ga. 



b. Aug. 1, 1950, Kingsport, Tenn. 



1. For the early history of this family the author is indebted to W. O. Whittle, Knoxville banker, who, 
20 years ago, did extensive but incomplete research on his mother's family. 

2. This may refer to Little Chickies River which is in Lancaster County, Penna., and on the boundary 
of Warw.ck township. Lancaster County Tax Lists for 1756 (Gerberich, 1933), record: Adam Keener, 
tax 4s.6d.; John Keener, tax 3s.; all of Warwick township. 

3. Lancaster County, Penna. Will Books. Sureties, William Jones and Jacob Reigar. 

4. Rupp's 30,000 Emigrants, 1727-1776: Adam, Hans and Ulrich Keiner. 

5. Pennsylvania Archives, Series III, Vol. 24, p. 449. 

6. 1790 U. S. census, Shenandoah County, Va., which includes tax records of Virginia for earlier years 
as a substitute for the 1790 Virginia census which was destroyed by the British when they burned the 
capitol in 1812. 

7. Knox County, Tenn. Will Book 3, p. 99: Will of Aquilla Low probated at July sessions, 1819, men- 
tions sons, Elijah, Richard, Aquilla, John, Isaac; daughters, Martha Getson, Mary Johnston, Elizabeth 
Scott, Susannah Low; granddaughter, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Low. 

8. Knox County, Tenn. Marriage Records. 

9. Farmland, Indiana, Enterprise, Aug. 21, 1891. 

10. Methodism in Holston (Martin, 1945), p. 374. 

11. 1830 U. S. census, Knox County, Tenn. Jacob B. Keener with 1 male, 20-30; 1 female, 20-30; 1 male 
under 5. 

12. See Appendix, Land Grant to Peter Keener, Aug.