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NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
S, C. Jones
December 16, 1920.
^~THE NEW YORK
S. C Jones (author of this book) and wife, Eunice W. Jones, and gkand-
DAUGHTER, MaGGIE JONES
BEING A GENEALOGY OF THE
S. C. pNES
SHELBY, N. C.
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S. C. Jones
Shelby, N. C.
To the memory of my loving mother, who departed
this life on March 1, 1887, at whose knees I sat as
a child and listened to many a recountal of the heroic
struggles and vicissitudes of her early Hamrick
ancestors whose exploits and undertakings account,
in a large measure, for the sterling citizenship and
well-founded progress of this immediate section, this
book is respectfully and lovingly dedicated.
The author wishes to thus assure the readers of this work that he
has made no effort to invite fame nor has he undertaken the
furtherance of the art of authorship — rather it has been his in the
compilation of data, facts and figures to give the direct and diverse
ramifications of the several Hamrick generations and to show the
honest strivings of them as early settlers and hardy pioneers.
'No attempt has been made to perpetuate the fame of this great
family in song and story rather the author has \vritten, in plain and
unpolished words, their rugged history. After all what could be
more eloquent than the simple and hardy annals of the forebears of
an honest and prosperous commonwealth whose efforts at building
a sturdy citizenship have prevailed.
Then too, no community is greater than the noble traditions and
sentiments which it cherishes; so likewise is it with the individual.
Wherefore, the writer prays the reader's leniency only as to gram-
matical construction for no apology is needed and none is offered
for the record of achievements of the several generations herein
Pardon is requested at this juncture for a personal allusion to the
author : The author is by no means a finished scholar having attended
the old field schools but a few. months all told and going only at rare
intervals, but in those rugged log temples — really monuments to the
early efforts of each community's foremost educators — he at least
learned the value of an education and was inspired to continue his
eager search of knowledge. Those facts being true the author has
made no pretention at preempting the field of the rhetorician nor has
he given his personal opinions ; he has given the facts and the word-
history as handed down. With these prefatory facts ever before you
it is asked of you that you read the book with an eye single to
acquisition of historical fact rather than grammatical precision.
S. C. Jones.
The purpose of this book is to show the future generations the
genealogy of the Hamrick Family. The Hamrieks are of German
descent yet in their vein^ today flows the blood of the Irish, Scotch-
Irish, English and French. So it is hard to tell what are the leading
characteristics of this people ; whether the stubbornness of the Scotch,
the quick temper of the Irish or the lack of humor of the English.
The spirit of the Hamrick of today has given him traits which char-
acterize him as a law abiding, peace loving citizen. The Hamrieks
are like the children of Israel, they too cannot be numbered by multi-
tudes. The Children of Israel were like the sands of the sea, they
could not be numbered by multitudes, just so with the Hamrieks. In
almost every state in the union the Hamrieks are found ; some are
farmers, some are lawyers, doctors, manufacturers, merchants, jew-
elers, school teachers both in public and private schools, electricians,
magistrates, legislators, congTessmen, judges, preachers, and in fact
in everv pursuit vou find the Hamrieks enaao-ed.
The Hamrieks came to America in 1731. George Hamrick left
Germany on account of his religion as he was not allowed to worship
God according to the dictates of his ov»-n conscience, none daring to
molest or make him afraid. He was a predestinarian Baptist or
what we call the Primitive or Hard Shell Baptist and I have it from
the lips of Old Uncle Berry Hamrick that all of the old set of Ham-
rieks were Primitive Baptists and but few of them ever joined the
church but all of them were ready and able to give a good reason for
their hope of a better world beyond this vale of tears. The Hamrieks
are generally fond of out door life and are among the best farmers
of the land today. Some are poor and some are good livers while
others are rich, or what we call rich people in the South. Physically
they are strong and hearty ; mentally they are among the highest order
10 History of the Hamrick Generations
of the land. It has been repeatedly published that if yon marry
kinspeople that your offspring will be deaf, dumb, lame and blind,
also mentally weak. If this be true then I make the assertion that
there is not a Hamrick in all the land who would have sense enough
to go to the mill and back by himself. Eighty per cent of the Ham-
rick generation have married their kin from the time they crossed the
water. In olden times when a man went to look out a bride for him-
self the Lord told him plainly to go among his own kin, even his
first cousins and we have the same God today that we had thousands
of years ago. I have searched all the court records and I have only
found six of this large generation ever indicted in the criminal court.
They are honest, law abiding people. Old David Webb once said
that he was not afraid to sell goods to a Hamrick on credit and so
instructed his son Hatcher to sell anything to the Hamricks on time
and without mortgage. I have found some Hamricks who say they
are not related to the other set of Hamricks "just across the river."
I have searched the records and they show that only one Hamrick
ever crossed the water. He left Germany in the year 1730 and
landed at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1731, being seven months on the
waters. He sailed from Rotterdam, Holland. The original name
was Homrick, but today we spell it Hamrick. Xow the Hamricks in-
clude and contemplate the Greens, the Blantons, the Bridges, Har-
rells, McSwains, Champions, Washburns, Wrays, Suttles, Bosticks,
Ledbetters, Doggetts, Conners, Hughes, Magnesses, McBrayers,
Webbs, Lovelaces and Williamsons. I don't think you will find any
better people than found in tliis large generation of people. It has
been in my mind for many years to write a history of the Hamrick
generations or family, but I did not think then that they covered the
land as water covers the sea. When I was young my dear mother
would sit and tell all about her kin people and my grandmother,
Peggy Hamrick, as she was called, would sit till midnight and tell
all about her relatives. Neither of them had much education but
very retentive minds and could tell one all about their family history.
I have sat and heard iheiu talk till 1 thought everybody was related to
them but I never experienced it till I began getting up this record.
History of the Hamrick Generations 11
I have a small book iu which I began to take notes as long ago as 1870
and I had kept getting up a few more facts here and there until 1910.
I went to work at this book with the intention of getting up this
record of the Hamrick family but if I had known then what I do now
I would never have undertaken the task. This has been one of the
most stupendous jobs I have ever undertaken. I have made two
trips to Washington and four trips to Raleigh and have searched all
records to find out this family and I am just now to "baker."
Old Aunt "Sookie" Hamrick, as she was called, gave me a great
deal of information about the Hamricks. Her name was Susanna
Hamrick but they called her "Sookie" as a nickname, Leander Ham-
rick has been a great help to me in this work also his brothers, John
and Sidney. James Y. Hamrick, now dead, was also of great benefit
to me, as ho had a fine memorv which enabled him to tell all about
his relatives. But I owe the greatest part of my help to one whom I
dearly loved, to-wit. Old Uncle Berry Hamrick. I have sat for days
at a time and asked him many questions about the Hamrick genera-
tions: He could sit and tell one something new about them all the
time and all about whom they married and where they settled. He
said he had visited every old Hamrick who had ever come to this part
of the country and he could tell one just what kind of a house each
lived in and all about how they farmed. Uncle Berry lived to be
ninety-eighi years old and had a splendid memory especially as to his
kin-people. The early Hamrick houses were made of logs and
daubed with mud with two doors and two windows. One window at
the fire place and the other at the back end of the house. Some had
what they called double cabins or two houses built together, with the
chimneys reaching from one side of the house to the other or nearly
so. They w^ere generally from eight to ten feet wide and provided
with w'hat was called a pot rack, a pole up in the chimney to hang a
pot on. Uncle Berry Hamrick said that many of their houses had
no floors as there were no saw mills in this countrv at that time. A
great many of their houses had no shutters and the doors were filled
with logs and poles to keep out the wild animals of which there were
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J. Y. Hamrick
History of the Hameick Generations 13
a great many in those days. Some of them kept a fire all night in or-
der to keep the wild animals from entering their houses.
When George Hamrick left Germany he was an officer under the
Kaiser, something on the order of Examiner of Passports for those
going or coming across the ocean. Dr. W. C. Hamrick, of Gaffney,
S. C, has several letters stating that there is a large sum of money in
Germany for the heirs of one George Hamrick who left there about
the same time George Hamrick came to this country, but there is no
credence to be to be put in such idle reports. This George Hamrick
settled in what is now known as Germantown, Pa., and there is at that
place a monument marking his last resting place. He was the father
of twenty-four children but I have failed so far to get more than
seventeen of them and this book contemplates only three of them.
ISFow I will give some of their names which are as follows: George,
David, william, Moses, Thomas, John, Elijah, Greenberry, James,
Reuben, Jane, Susanna, Hannah, Rebecca^, Mollie, Mary, Sarah and
Benjamin. Three of his boys settled in Virginia their names were
Moses Richard, George and Banjamin. They died and were buried
in Virgina but most of their children came to l^orth Carolina about
the year 1765.
Benjamin's people all went on to Georgia and Alabama about the
year 1830. Most all of Moses Richard's people went to Georgia and
Alabama and some further West.
The Hamricks came here before there was any county as the records
show that Trvoii Countv was formed in 1769, four years after thev
arrived. A great many of the Hamricks left here about 1830, or
later. The Hamricks, Blantons, Greens, Bridges, Champions, Wash-
burns, Bowens, McSwains all came across the ocean with George Ham-
rick. The Blantons are of English descent, George Blanton was
the first Blanton that ever crossed the ocean. Gabriel Washburn was
from Germany, Henry Green came from England, Housand Harrell
came also from England, William Champion was from France.
ISTow I will give as nearly as possible the places where these people
14 HlSTORT OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS
settled, and where thej were buried. I think it would be a good thing
to have a meeting some time in the future and pay some respect to our
beloved dead, as they were the pioneers and founders of this g-reat
section. I have visited all of the old graves of all these people men-
tioned above. There have been from 'seven to ten generations count-
ing those that have passed away and those still living.
Samuel Hamrick entered land in 1797, one-half mile from Mt.
Sinai Church and settled about two hundred yards from the old
-McSwain grave yard. In 1814 he entered land one-half mile east
of Boiling Springs Church, just where George Eobertson Hamrick
lives. He was buried at what is known as the Katie Hamrick old
place, two miles east of Boiling Springs Church.
James Hamrick, his brother, entered land at what is kno^\ai as the
Katie Hamrick old place in the year 1795, also in 1800.
Jones Hamrick entered lands at what is known as the Dr. Miller
old place on the west side of First Broad river. He was brother to
James and Samuel Hamrick. Jones went West about the year 1830.
Frederick Hamrick entered land in 1800 near the present Patterson
Station. He went West about the year 1830. He was a brother to
James and Samuel Hamrick.
Price Hamrick entered land in 1797, five miles west of Selby on
what is now known as the Dock F. McSwain old place and was buried
at the same place. His brother, Enoch Hamrick, entered land m
1800 on the west side of First Board river where Esley Davis once
lived. He was buried down the river not far from William Latti-
Nathaniel Hamrick entered land in 1797 on the waters of Hickory
creek and First Broad river. This land is now owned by Major Sam
Green. Nathaniel was buried at Old Buffalo Church, York, S. C.
He was a brother to Price Hamrick.
Jeremiah Hamrick entered land just below the mouth of Hickory
HlSTOEY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS 15
creek on the east side of First Broad river. He went to Alabama
about the year 1830. He was also a brother to Price Hamrick.
Henry Haini-ick entered land on what is known as Bowen's river,
just on the east side of the stream and now owned by John Crawford.
He was buried at Buffalo Church, York, S. C.
Yelverton Hamrick entered land near Patterson Station and went
West about the year 1830. He was also a brother to Price Hamrick.
David McSwain came from Scotland and settled near the McSwain
old grave yard on the east side of First Broad river at what is now
known as the Buck McSwain old place. He was the first white per-
son buried in this part of the country. He was buried at the Mc-
Swain old grave yard.
N^ext I shall tell how Bowen's river got its name. The Hamricks
and Bowens camped on the river the first night they came into this
country and Minor Bowen gave this creek the name of Bowen's river.
He gave nicknames to all people and places. This river heads in
Earl Station and runs south and empties into Main Broad river just
below Buffalo Church, York, S. C.
Minor Bowen settled on the west side of this river and just oppo-
site where Henry Hamrick settled.
George Blanton entered land on the west side of Sandy Eun creek,
two and one-half miles southeast of Boiling Springs church. He
married Elvira Lee and was buried at his old place. He was the first
Justice of Peace in Try on county appointed by King George of Eng-
land on JSTovember 10th, 1769, the year the county was formed.
Tryon county reached from the Virginia line and ran southwest to
about where Charlotte is now located. It struck the main Broad river
where the two states now join. All of this western country was Tryon
Gabriel Washburn entered land in Burke county but later moved
to Eutherford county in 1820. He married Priscilla McSwain and
was buried on the Berryman McSwain old farm.
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Isaac Robertson entered land on the west side of Grogg creek near
the Dock Rollins old place. He married Rebecca House and she
made a trip every year to Virginia to see her people, walking there
and back. At one time her sister came home with her and while
here took sick and died and was buried at the Isaac Robertson old
place. The heirs of Isaac Robertson raised money to put up a monu-
ment at his grave. Isaac Robertson was a Revolutionary soldier and
belonged to Sharp's Company.
All of the Elijah Hamrick and Avife Margaret McSwain children
are eligible to join the Daughters of the Revolution through Isaac
Robertson lineage. Margaret Hamrick's mother was Catherine Rob-
ertson, daughter of Isaac Robertson.
All of Moses Hamrick's people can join the Daughters of the Revo-
lution through Isaac Robertson, as Moses Hamrick married Sarah
Robertson, Isaac's daughter.
Henry Green came here with the Hamricks and married Nanc^y
Reaves. He settled not far from Boiling Springs. Housand Har-
rell settled on the east side of Beaver Dam creek, one mile north-
west of Beaver Dam church, on the north side of the Rutherford
and Shelby road just below the Bill Bowen place and was bviried
at the Aletha Green place, near Ellenboro. He was elected to the
Legislature from Rutherford county in 1804 and rode horseback to
Raleigh and there bought his first saddle. He married Delphia
William Champion settled on the east side of Main Broad river
just below the mouth of Sandy Run creek. He married Mollie Ham-
rick and was buried at his old home place.
James Bridges settled one mile North of Mount Sinai church at
what is now known as the Rufus Hamrick old place and was buried
three hundred yards north of liis old ])lacc. He was one of the first
deacons of Buffalo Church. He mai-ried Rebecca Hamrick.
William ^FcSwain mnrriod Susanna TTnmrick and settled near his
History of the Hameick Generations 17
father, David, on the east side of First Broad river. He was buried at
the McSwain old grave yard. His son, William, married Jnda
Moore. He served in the Revolutionary War in Brevard's Company.
All of his descendants can join the Daughters of the Revolution
through him. I do hope his descendants will erect a monument to his
memory. What a nice thing it would be if the people would erect
some monument to the last resting place of all these old settlers who
first came into this country. Parenthetically I remind that I have
traveled several thousand miles, mostly a foot, from house to house,
spending several hundred dollars in getting up this work, but if I
never pi'ofit further than that of having the satisfaction of having
written the history of this great family's achievements I shall be
'Now we have nineteen of the different families of this and
Rutherford county. These people are among the very best in both
counties. You may search the world over and you will not find any
better people and as few backward ones in all the land. I have
searched the court records and found but few of all these people who
had any trouble with the courts.
Next I will write of the Blantons. They are good law abiding
citizens and are among the very best people of this country. It is
seldom you see their names in any court proceedings except when pre-
scribed by business ends. They are good farmers and very thrifty in
all their business affairs and undertakings.
The McSwains who are very numerous are very good farmers and
law abiding citizens. One never sees their names in court unless per-
chance it is to obtain some right prescribed by law. They practice
attending to their own affairs as much so as any family of people in
Then there are the Greens. They are good honest people. Good
farmers and law abiding and peace loving citizens. We should not
look on the faults of one or two persons and judge the others by their
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conduct but I am speaking of all these people as a whole, their record
as a family is inspiring.
l^ext the Bridges. They are good people, good farmers and law
abiding citizens, honest in all their dealings with mankind. I only-
found one or two bv the name who have figured in the courts.
Then we take up the Champions. Thev, too, are good people and
it is seldom you see their names in the court records. They are good
farmers, honest and upright in their dealings with their fello^vman.
Some of the old set were of very decided temperaments, but as a whole
they are good people, doing well their parts.
The Wrays are also very good people and are among the best peo-
ple in the country. I don't think I found a single Wray who had
had any trouble in the courts. They are honest, sober and good
Then we take up the Suttles and we find them to be very fine people,
honest in all their dealings, peace loving and law abiding citizens.
They are among the best people of this country.
Then here is the Bostic family. Tliey arc very good people al-
though there are not many farmers among them, nevertheless they
seem to be inclined towards serving the public. They are honest
and upright in their dealings, law abiding and peace loving citizens.
The Harrells are also very good people and I never found an}' of
them in court trouble. Some of them are verv 2:ood farmers but taken
as a whole Ihey like public service and business life.
Then we take up the "Washburn family. They are all very good
people and have among them some very good farmers, but they, too,
are inclined to be public men. They are honest and one seldom finds
their names on the criminal docket.
Tlien come the Connors. ]\rost of these people are inclined to be
farmers and are among our very best people. They give the courts
very little trouble. This speaks well for any family.
History of the Hamrick Generations 19
;N^ext we take up the Magness family. These are good, h^w abid-
ing, people, honest and thrifty and boasting but few farmers.
Then we take up the Mathenys and we find them to be among the
very best people of the land, honest iu all their dealings and good
farmers. This history covers every Matheny that ever came to this
country. They are of Irish descent.
'Next we speak of the Hughes. We find them good people and I
never found but one of this name who ever gave the courts any
trouble. They are mostly farmers yet we find some of them engaged
in publixj works.
Then we take up the McBrayer family. We find them to be among
the best people of this country. They are law abiding and peace
loving people. They seem to be inclined as a whole to public life
rather than to the farm, though some of them are successful farmers.
Xext comes the Webbs. We find them among our very best people.
They also seem to be inclined to public service rather than to the
farm. I have never found anv of their names on the criminal docket,
althoua'h the name boasts some of the state's leadino- iurists.
Then we take up the Lovelaces. These people are mostly inclined
to farming and yet we see some of them in public life. They are
good people, honest in all their dealings, and I never found but a few
of them on the criminal docket.
Then we take up the Williamsons and v/e find most of them farmers.
They are among the very best people of the land. I never found
many of the name on the criminal docket ; they are kind and neigh-
Then we take up the Doggetts and we find them good, law abiding
and peace loving people, yet we find very few farmers among them,
though they seem possessed lovers of stock and stock-trading.
Then we take up the Byers family, for nearly all of them are in
this history. They are good people, law abiding and peace loving, yet
20 History of the Hamrick Generations
there are few farmers among tliem. Some liave been public office
I have been very brief in speaking of all these different families
as they are all kindred characters and families. All are good people
— just as good as one finds in all the land. I have expended my best
efforts in compiling a complete history of the Hamrick generations,
yet it is not as complete as I should wish it to be. Then, too, I know
that mortal man is not perfect, so if you see a mistake in this work do
not make mockery of that which is intended to be good. Then, too,
think that the one who has labored so faithfully never went to school
six months in all his life. It was said that the writer could not get
up this history, but God being my helper, I am about completing it.
About ninety per cent of the present generations are Baptists and
Democrats. We were about to omit mentioning the Turners who are
concerned in this w^ork. They, too, are among the very best people in
this country. They are. mostly farmers, honest and upright in all
their dealings with their f ellowman.
JSTow we come to speak of the condition of the country at the time
that these pioneer families came here. There were no white people
here at that time. Vast tribes of Indians inhabited this section. One
tribe six miles south of Shelby, near the Frank Young old place, one
south of Boiling Springs, one near Grassy Pond and one tribe near
Forest City. So you can see that the future looked very dark for
these people. Some of the early settlers herein nientioneil were
killed by savages, some carried off and were never heard of again.
When the Ilamricks came here they nearly all came in what is
known as a slide or sled, as such vehicles are called. When they came
to a river canoes were made of large trees and all of their possessions
put in these and taken across. Uncle Berry Hamrick said that he saw
many years afterward some of the sleds that brought them here at his
grandfather's, Samuel Hamrick's. Wlien these pioneers came here
they cleared up their lands by cutting out llu; younger growth. This
was done with a mattock. They killed the large trees. After being
History of the Hamkick Generations 21
cleared the land was dug up with a mattock. Afterward they made a
crude plow stock out of a crooked tree^ as nearly the shape of our
plow stocks of today as they could make them. Then they had what
was called a mold board which they fastened to the plow stock and
made tight with a wedge. With this they plowed their lands. Their
traces and lines were made of bark as there were no shops of iron in
this country at that time. Most of them used oxen as the only
means of draft animals for cultivatins; their lands. Tliev took a
piece of crooked wood and hewed it out so as to form a yoke, the
traces were fastened thereto. They worked their oxen from early
in the niorning until late at night, then they turned them out to
graze. They brought a little corn with them when they came to
this country. Some they planted and some they saved for bread.
Most of the corn gave out before they could make a crop and
there were two or three months in which they had to go without
bread. J^aturally they suffered many hardships which to this
present generation would seem to be unbearable. They killed wild
game which they ate. They went to work early in the morning
and worked until about nine o'clock, then ate, then back to their
work where they remained until about four in the afternoon at which
time they would eat again. They ate twice a day and only sparingly
at that. It was about ten years after they came into this country before
they sowed any wheat as they brought none with them. But about this
time some people came from Virginia into this section who brought
wheat. Governed by the Golden Rule^ they divided this wheat, giv-
ing nearly every one a portion. I^ow they threshed their wheat by
digging the ground down to the hard clay then took a maul and beat
the gTOund until it was very hard. Then they drove a post in the mid-
dle of this hole and put a shaft in the post, then hitched an ox or oxen
to the shaft. Then the wheat was strown all around and as the oxen
went around they trod out the wheat. Uncle Berry Hamrick said
the oxen wiiich were used in treading out the wheat were never muz-
zled. Tlien they put the wheat into a vessel, two men got hold of a
sheet and they raised a wind by warping the sheet so as to fan the chaff
awav. Thev then erround the wheat in what is called a hominv mill
22 History of the Hamrick Generations
and sifted it through a single slade cloth. Then the flour was made
into bread without any soda or shortening.
The mill was made by taking a large tree and digging out a hopper
in it about a foot deep and lined it with large headed nails. Then
they took a large piece of wood and shaped it like a maul. With it
they beat up the. corn. Also they took another maul very much like
the first one and fastened a large piece of wood to it, then tied a
large rock to the other end of the pole, two men pulled up the beater
and the rock pulled it back down. In this way the corn was ground.
They also made another sort of mill : This they fastened to limb on a
tree and the limb helped them to manage the mill. They also used
still another sort : They took a large tree and dug a trough in one end
and had a piece about four feet long under the other end. Then
they turned the water into the trough and when the trough was filled
with water the other end went downed and poured out the water.
This made the heavier end come down so hard that it beat up the corn.
The corn which was finely ground they used for meal and the coarser
was used for hominy. A picture showing this old hominy mill is re-
produced in this w'ork.
A period of twenty-one years elapsed after they came into this
country before there were any church buildings. Buffalo Church
in York countv, South Carolina, was the first church organized in
this part of the country. It was organized in the year 17SG. So you
see these old settlers had no })lace to go to church but nothing daunted
them. They had meetings in private homes. Joseph Camp was the
first pastor of Bufl^alo church and James Bridges was the first named
deacon. His iiiimc is mentioned in this book. Now I will <'(nnc as
near as I can in describing the old church building. It was about
forty feet long, twenty-five feet wide and about twelve feet high. The
cracks were from four to six inches wide and were not daubed with
mud like their dwclUng houses, but were left open. It had two doors
History of the Hamrick Generations
OLD BUFFALO CHtTRCH HOUSE IN YORK COUNTY, S. C. — THE FIRST CHURCH IN
WESTERN NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA (bAPTIST).
DEDICATED IN THE YEAR 17S6
24 HiSTORT OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS
in it and one window. A door was at each end and the window was in
the middle just over the "stand." The house was covered with four
foot boards which were fastened on with wooden pins and then hung
over the rib poles. Three feet of the boards were exposed. The end
logs went to the top of the building. The building had a partition in
the back end and this space was reserved for colored people. The doors
and windows were hung on wooden hinges and the doors were fastened
with wooden latches. I show in this book an illustration of this old
building. "When the people went to church in those days they walked
back and forth. They usually went to church on Saturday and then
walked back on Sunday. The women wore home spun dresses made
of materials which they had carded and spun by hand. Their shoes
were made of home made leather over a very course last. The heels
were as large as the shoe was wide. Wlien they went to church the
women went bare footed and carried their shoes with them. When
nearing the meeting place they sat down and put on their shoes. The
church had no chimney so they were kept warm by the fiery discourse
and arguments of the preacher who warmed up the whole congrega-
tion, and the fire burned the chaff, for it was salvation by grace alone
and this always burns the chaff. The people walked from eight to ten
miles to hear the Gospel in those days and never seemed to get tired.
The benches in the church were logs split open, one log making two
benches. In 1789 Sandv Eun church was built verv much on the
same style as the Buffalo church. The deeds of both these old
churches were made to the Predestinarian Baptists as one can see by
Almost everybody knows something about a slide or sled. They
were made from eight to ten feet long with two runners. The front
ends were cnrvod so as to run over rough })laces and stumps. Most
of the slides had standards. Tlic slides, or sleds, were boxed up and
a whole family could get into one slide, or sled, and go to "preachin' "
or move from one place to another in them. Old Uncle James Ham-
History of the Hamrick Geis^erations 25
rick, "Jeems," as lie was called, would put liis wife and five or six
children in one of these slides, or sleds, and go to visit "Aunt Polly's"
father, miles awav.
THE TEEAD MILL
In later years they made a pen of rails about four feet high and
covered it over with rails. When their wheat got ripe they cut it and
laid it into these pens, then took a hickory pole and beat out the wheat
and cleaned it in the same manner as before stated. Later they in-
vented a thresher which had wooden teeth in it. This thresher was
run by confining a horse in a certain position and the horse kept
tramping with his fore feet, one foot upon one paddle and one foot
upon another. By this process they operated the thresher which
threshed out the wheat. I have seen this done, and still in some
places they clean the wheat in the manner above stated, that is known
as the treadmill.
Now in those days they had what they called a whip saw. It was-
the only kind of saw mill the people had in those days with which to
saw plank. This saw mill was mounted on a hill side with a scaffold
built about 10 feet high. They hewed one side of the log and then
lined it off with a blacking line, the lines just as far apart as they
wanted the planks sawed. One man stood on the ground and another
upon the top of the log in order that he might see the lines. The man
pulled up and another pulled down and in this way the planks were
sawed. One person sat on the top of the log and drove a wedge in
behind the saw so as to keep the saw from pinching. I have a finger
now missing that was cut off by one of these saw mills while tightening
the wedge. I show a cut of the old whip saw mill in this book. Two
good men could saw from four to five hundred feet of lumber in a
day, but it was hard work.
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FUEXITUEE OF THE SETTLEES
Uncle Berry Hamrick said that many of these old settlers had no
beds when they came to this country. They got some oak leaves and
made a bed in one corner of the house. Some had what they called a
bedstead. It had only one leg or post and it stood out in the middle
of the room. A hole bored in one side of the house and a hole in the
bed post and a railing put into these holes ; the other was made the
same way and slats were laid across the railings, then the bed clothes
were put on. I have seen many of these old bedsteads in Mitchell and
Yancey counties in this state. Bed curtains were hung on these beds,
the curtains hunc from the bed to the floor.
Xow I will tell you something about raising flax and tlie manner of
preparing it for cloth. The settlers planted the flax in a low wet
place and v;hen ripe it was cut and soaked in water for several days.
Then it was dried and beaten with poles. Next it was put into a
"break" ; which was made with four slats on the bottom about three
inches apart and about five feet long with three pieces on top as long
as the bottom pieces. The top pieces went down through the bottom
pieces and the flax was laid between them and when they came down
together they broke up the flax into smaller workable bits. Then a
paddle about tliree feet long and four inches wide and about one inch
thick, sharp on both edges like an old fashioned butcher knife was
used. jSText the flax was taken in one hand and the singling knife in
the other and the flax was beaten to pieces. Then what was called a
hackle was used. This hackle was made as follows: A piece uf ])lank
was used about four feet long and six inches wide, two inches thick
and about one hundred sharp spikes made out of steel were driven into
it. These spikes were about six inches long and about two inches
apart with about four iuclies exposed. The flax was taken and
slashed witli these sharp spikes until it was cut very fine, following
that it was spun on wliat is called a flax wheel. An illustration of this
History of the Hamrick Generations 27
old fashioned flax wheel is shown in this book. Then the flax was
woven in a loom and finally made into clothing, both for men and
women. The flax was never colored, being manufactured in the origi-
nal color. I have seen many dresses made of the flax cloth, which
was durable and lasting.
In the year 1815 the people began to raise cotton. They planted it
like corn, covering it with a plow. In a few days they knocked the top
soil oJf with a board. When the cotton came up a hoe was used and
one person on one side and another on the other scraped the row from
one end to the other. They never thought of cutting up a single stalk.
They were very careful about cutting cotton up. When the cotton
came up it was about six inches wide across the row. They made
from two to three hundred pounds of seed cotton to the acre. They
never used anv manure or anv kind of fertilizer in those davs. After
the cotton was gathered they picked off every particle of trash and
picked out the seed with their fingers. ISText they washed the lint as
clean as they could. Then it was dried, carded and spun. They
used a reel, what was called a cracking reel : Some of these reels took
one hundred and twentv threads to make a cut and five cuts made a
yard. Some had one hundred threads to the cut and it took six
threads to make a cut. These reels did their own counting and when
they got a cut they cracked off. This thread was taken and put upon a
pair of winding blades and it was wound off on spools. Then it was
warped on a pair of warping bars. Xext the thread was put on the
beam of the loom, then through the harness and through the sleigh
and around the small beams of the loom. Then the thread was woven
into cloth. The cloth was colored and afterward made into clothing.
A cut is shown of an old loom also the old cracking reel and winding
blades in this book.
Some time later what was called a wooden cotton gin was invented.
This gin was made with two wooden rollers, one on top of the other,
and as close as they could be. These rollers had a crank on one side
28 History of the Hamrick Generations
whicli was turned and one roller turned them both. So the rollers
ran together and the cotton was fed in between these rollers. The
seed came out on the same side.
I have it from Uncle Berry Hamrick that Samuel Hamrick in-
vented the first wooden roller cotton gin in this country. I will also
show a cut of the old wooden cotton gin in this book, similar to the
one exhibited at the museum at Washington.
Afterward sheep raising was undertaken and woolen goods were
then made in very much the same way as the cotton goods. The
woolen goods were always colored with dj'e flowers or walnut bark or
some kind of coloring. Indigo was raised in those days and the peo-
ple colored much of their cloth with it A good spinner could card
and spin a yard of thread a day, which was great speed for those
The raising of cotton entailed the use of what was called a hogs-
head. This was a lar<2:e tree cut down and burned or cut out as thin
as one could make it. A head was put in one end, the hogshead
filled with cotton and packed with a press, on the style of an old
fashioned cider press. Then the other end was planked up and a
shaft put through the hogshead and shafts to the hogshead. Then a
horse or oxen was hitched to it and the cargo carried to market at
Columbia or Charleston, S. C. The tobacco was also carried to mar-
ket in the same manner. Charleston and Columbia were the only
markets in those days.
The wlieels of the first wagons were made of two pieces of wood,
about eight inches wide niid throe inches thick and five feet long.
They were put across one anotlier. The axle tree was put into the
middle of these pieces and a wooden rim as thick as a large spoke and
HlSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS 29
the rim was fastened to the spokes with wooden pins. I have seen
many of these old fashioned wagons in the mountains of this state.
I tell you that the people had a hard time in those days. Just think
for a moment of leaving father and mother, brother and sister and
loved ones and going off into a strange unsettled land where no white
people lived and where you expected to never see your loved ones again
or hear any more from them in this life, for they never had a postoffice
away back in those days. The first mail ever carried in the United
States was in 1804, and the first stamps were used in the year 1847.
So you, see they never heard from home or loved ones any more lafter
leaving them. They had no knives or forks, for the first ones manufac-
tured in America were made in 1814. So they had to make good use
of their hands in those days. A lot of them made wooden knives, forks,
spoons and bowls. They also had wooden plates and wooden cups and
saucers. Some time later they made all these things out of pewter
The first steamship crossed the Atlantic in 1819. It made its trip
in about forty days. The first printing press made in America was
in 1814. The first newspaper was published in Boston, Mass., in
1704. It was the Boston ISTews, April 24th, 1704. This newspaper
which was very small was printed by hand. The first railroad
in the United States was in 1828. The first telegraph in 1835.
The first sewing machine in 1846 w^as invented by Elias Howe.
The first clock in 1836 was invented by Eli Terry. First electric
lights in 1844. The first leather ever tanned in the United States
was in 1795. The first matches were made in 1805 and cost ten
cents for sixty matches. The first saw mill was in England in 1770.
The first spinning jinny in 1767. It had only eight spindles. So
you see that all these first settlers were deprived of every new inven-
tion that we are now enjoying.
Back in those early days almost all of the settlers made and used
whiskey in some way or form. You seldom heard of any one getting
30 History of the Hamrick Generations
drunk. The preachers made and used it, also the deacons and church
members. Xo one ever thought of slighting his brother in the church
for drinking. I have it from the records that one of the best preachers
in those days had a still and if he did not make whiskey himself he had
it done. One Baptist preacher would still till meeting time, then
go and preach, then back to the still that evening. That has not been
more than sixty years ago.
Yes, thev liad fiddling in those days and one of the best preachers
would go to church and preach and then go l)ack liomo to play his fid-
dle. He never played such vulgar tunes as they do in these days. The
fiddle was considered very creditable in those days.
They had no moiu*ners' bench in those days at the church as the
first mourners' bench was erected in 1835 by Lorenzo Dowe. I have
his book and he tells just how he got the mourners' bench started.
Also the first protracted meeting. He went through this country in
the year 1835. My mother said that she had heard him preach sev-
eral times. He tried with all his might to get a stir among the people
but failed. As he was going along one day near the state line in
South Carolina he saw a little negro boy blowing an old tin bugle.
His name was Gabriel. He said that he had never heard the like in
all his da^'S, that it almost made the hair rise on his head. He asked
the little negro if he would go witli him and blow the bugle for him.
He finally persuaded the little negro to go with him. They both went
on together before time for preaching. He got the negro Gabriel to
climb the tree in the church yard and stay u\\ in the tree until the
crowd gathered, and when he heard the preacher come over the name
''Gabriel" for him to blow the bugle with nil his might. AVhcn the
preacher began preaching that night he tried with all his might to
get the people's hearts astir but failed. Tlien Lorenzo Dowe. the
preacher, came down with his fist on the book board as hard as he
could and at the same time uttered these words: "And wliat if you
were to hear Gabriel sound liis mighty trumpet tonight. What would
you do?" Then the negro Gabriel in the tree sounded his trumpet
with nil liis might. Tliey came tumbling over each other, both men
History of the Hameick Geis^erations 31
and women, both old and young. The hke was never seen. Lorenzo
Dowe had no trouble the next night in getting people to the mourners'
THE OLD SETTLEES' COURTSHIPS
Well I will give a few courtships of some of the old Hamricks.
There was one Moses Hamrick who was going to see Sarah Robertson.
I suppose thev had the match made up. However, one day Moses
was ploughing along when all of a sudden he decided that it was as
good a time for him to get married as he would ever have. He stopped
his plow, took out his horse and rode him off the field with his old
clothes on and rode about ten miles over to Isaac Robertson's, the
father of Sarah. When he got there Sarah was down at the wash
place and he went on do^\Ti there. When he got there he said, "Sarah
this is as good a time to marry as we will ever have." "Yes," said
Sarah, "But where are your clothes ?" Moses says, "I have them on."
"Well," said Sarah. "If you are ready I am too. Where is the
preacher?" Then Moses said, "He is up here." They were both
married in their everv dav clothes. This is no ioke, it is the plain
truth for there are many witnesses to prove this statement.
jSTow I will give you the courtship of Old Uncle "Jeames" Hamrick,
as he was called. This he told me from his own lips. He was going
to his Uncle Billy McSwains' to see Aunt "Polly" and he said they
talked of marrying but he was like Ben Purdle, he could not get
his "blame" mouth off. So he went on in that way for months and
every time that he would go to Uncle Billy's he would try to get his
mouth to ffo off but it would not. So one Saturdav evening he went
again to Uncle Billy's and when he got there there was no one at the
house but Aunt "Polly," He shook hands with her and as he took
hold of her hand he says "Polly would you have a body ?" "Why yes,
Jeames you know I would," This was all of their courtship for they
were married the next Sunday. I suppose it does not make so much
difference as to the amount of words used as it does the love 3'ou have
for one another. I think if there ever was a couple who loved one
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another it was Uncle "Jeaines" and Aunt Polly. I once knew a man
who went to see a woman twenty years and married her, then killed
her. A hundred years ago you never heard of any divorces. They
married in those days for love, but today they seem to marry for the
fun of it. It has been recently published that forty per cent of the
people that marry today get a divorce.
In the old days if a person made a debt the account was put on the
books and it was good. You can't say that today, for some people
will sit in the Amen corner, sign a mortgage and then lie awake .that
night planning how to beat the other fellow out of the money.
The people back in those days were very poor farmers. They ran
their rows up and down the hills. You can see some sign. of their
poor farming today. In a few years they had to clear up another field
as the other land was washed away. They never valued timber as worth
anything. There has been enough of good forest timber burnt up and
destroyed in the field which if we had it today it would build almost
every house in America. They cut the large pines down and burned
them up on the ground and let some of them lie and rot. They never
studied about riches as do the people of today. "When you struck
them on religious matters they were up-to-date. Oh ! what a change
has taken place since forty years ago.
All of Benjamin ]\Iagness' descendants can join the Daughters of
the Revolution through him. He was a captain in the Revolutionary
army. He first married Elizabeth Mauney and then later married
Sarah "Walker. Almost all of the Hamricks were in favor of the
freedom of this country but there were only a few who took any active
part, nor were they called upon to do so owing to the sparsely settled
Xow I will give a little episode and I suppose it was true. I have
if from some of the younger set of Hamricks. On one occasion one
-of the old Hamricks took on n little too much booze and went to his
History of the Hamkick Generations 33
brother Billy's and asked him to get up and give him some more
booze. Bill}- told him plainly that he would not give him any more.
"You go home you have too much now," said Billy. Asa says, "If you
don't give me some whiskey I will jump into the well." "Go ahead,"
says Billy. In a few minutes they heard Asa hit the bottom of the
well. The well was ninety-four feet deep. Billy jumped out to see
and sure enough Asa was in the well. Then Billv had to tear down
the beadstead to get ropes to pull Asa out. As they rolled him out
he said "Eoll, Billy EoU," and about every ten feet "Roll, Billy Eoll."
So this became a by-word at log rollings. "Roll, Billy roll." At an-
other time Asa and one of his sons were going along one night. Asa
had on a little too much booze again. He stepped off into a new well
about twenty feet deep. His son told him "to stay there" until he
went home and got some one to help him out. Asa turned a new leaf
after that and professed a hope in Jesus. I truly hope he is at rest.
Old Uncle Berrv McDaniel and mv father were working at Elder
Drury Dobbins.' He set some whiskey on the table and said "Breth-
ren, if any of you want a little whisky here it is, but don't drink too
much." Xow this is not mentioned to slander Elder Dobbins but only
to show the use of whiskv in those davs. I am sure that no one es-
teemed Elder Dobbins any higher than myself.
The first person buried at Buffalo Church was a foreigner. He was
passing the church yard with his gun when he saw a squirrel up one
of the trees. He shot the squirrel and killed it. It lodged in the
tree and he climbed up the tree and fell out and he himself was killed.
They buried him at Buffalo Church in 1787, one year after the church
was founded. Xo one ever found out the name of this man. I have
this from old Uncle William Gaston, a member of the Buffalo Church.
The first jDerson buried at Boiling Springs was Sarah Hamrick, a
daughter of Reuben Hamrick and wife, Hannah McSwain. She was
buried in 1806. She was only two years old. The first person buried
at Bethel was George Hamrick, son of Reuben Hamrick and Hannah
McSwain. He was buried the 9th of May, 1882. The first person
buried at Double Springs was Elijah Hamrick, son of William Ham-
34 History of the Hamrick Generations
rick and wife, Jane McSwain, on October lOtli, 1881. The first per-
son buried at Beaver Dam was Hosev Harrell, son of John Harrell
and wife Susanna Washburn. He was buried April 10th, 1871.
The first person Imried at Wall's Church was Octavia Bridges, daugh-
ter of Samuel Bridges and wife, Mary Winbrown, May 1st, 1877.
So you see the Hamricks were the first in this country and the first
to be buried at a number of the churches. Warren Hoyle, son of
Mr. F. L. Hoyle and wife was the first person killed in the European
war from this county. He is a descendant of George Hamrick, who
crossed the Atlantic in the year 1731. The Hamrick generations
lost many people both in the Civil and European War. I had eight
first cousins killed in one battle in the Civil War.
In 1881 a day's work brought fifty cents. Today it is worth from
three to five dollars. Flour in 1881 was five dollars and fifty cents
a sack. Home killed meat twenty cents a pound ; shoes from two to
three dollars per pair; a suit of clothes eight to twelve dollars a suit.
]^ow I will give an example of the high cost of living. Consider
the automobile and look at the enormous amount of money spent every
day and night. If we only could keep an account of all the money
spent for the above and say nothing about fruit stands and vaudeville
shows and the like, then we would begin to see where the high cost
of living comes in. I cut cross ties in 1886 for $8.00 a month and ate
two meals a day. That was only thirty one cents a day, which would
amount to fifty cents a daj^ with two meals added. Now I have a
son making thirty two dollars for four and one-half nights' work.
So I don't see any use of complaining about the high cost of living.
It all comes from extravagant living. Cotton in 1881 was nine cents
per pound. In 1919 it was forty cents per pound, over four times as
much as it was in 1881. Guano was twenty-one dollars per ton; in
1919 it was sixty-five dollars per ton.
Now I will give the readers of this book a few puzzles to work out.
Since I liave l^een getting u]) tlio Hamrick History I have found five
History of the Hamrick Gexeratioxs 35
families tliat had three great grandfathers and all three of them were
brothers. I have fonnd five families that had three great grandmothers
and all three of them were sisters. I have found three men whose
grandfather and great-grandfather were brothers. I have found one
man who had a first cousin and he and his first cousin's children were
first cousins. I found one man who was his grandchildren's own uncle.
I have found three people whose father was their uncle. Now can
you find out these riddles ? They are all in the Hamrick generations.
I have found three sons, thev and their father were brothers-in-law
and vet -thev have sense enough to 2,0 to mill and back bv them-
Xow if you see any families that are not represented in this book
you may know that they left here many years ago. Elijah Hamrick
married Milly ]\IcSwain and went "West about seventy-five years ago.
Hood Jolley and Eichard Hughes both married Hamricks and went
to Missouri many years ago. Some of the Bridges went West as did
some of the Harrells. Also some of the Blantons, McSwains and
Washburns journeyed westward.
Xow I have made an estimate of Georo-e Hamrick's descendants
comine- here from Vireinia, and if the twentv-one other children mul-
tiplied like the three who figure in this book there would be at least
three hundred and fifteen thousand of these people in one hundred
and ninetv vears. So vou see that thev are as the sands of the sea.
Those three who are mentioned in this book have at least fifteen thou-
sand descendants in one hundred and ninetv-one vears. Records of
twenty-one children I was unable to get into this work. That looks
like they are of Abraham's descendants.
There has been a ereat chang-e in the last fiftv vears. Back then
when passing a home you could hear the roar of the wheels and the
cards and if vou should 2:0 in would hear them talkinsj about
grandfather and grandmother, or some of their relatives. Today
you will find one-fourth of the people talking politics and worldly
matters. When you ask these people who was your grandfather or
grandmother they can't tell you. I have asked many people since
36 History of the Hamrick Gei^erations
I began this work who was your grandfather or grandmother and
they couhl not saj. I asked one grown boy who his mother was before
she married and lie conld not telL Back in those days the people
used to visit one another and sit and tell their experiences and how
they passed from law to grace. Today they are busy telling all about
their corn and cotton and worldly affairs. You do not hear much
said about religion, only what "they are doing for the Lord." The
Bible says that many shall come in that day saying, "Lord, Lord, we
have prophesied in thy name and in thy name done many wonderful
works, and in thy name cast out devils," and the Lord shall say, "De-
part from me for I never knew you." I will let the readers of this book
judge between now and fifty years ago as to religious matters. Back
in those days they would sit and tell what great things the Lord had
done for their souls. I have heard my father and mother tell their
experiences and then old people would come in and they would sit up
imtil midnight telling their experiences. Some telling of their loved
ones gone on before to a better land than this.
Xow the first store in all this part of the country was near Gaffney,
S. C, and was owned by Mike Gaffney and another man by the name
of McCosten. This store was running in 1800. Only a very few
articles were kept in this small store.
There was one Charles McSwaiii who was father of a boy about five
years old. This boy was the reddest haired boy you ever saw. His
father and mother thought very much of him. One day he went out
to get something to make a fire and while away the Indians stole him.
This was about the year 1800. As they thought so much of their red
haired George they named tlie next boy born George. This boy was
black haired. In 1812 tlie Indian war broke out and tlicy recaptured
their son from the Indians. So you see they had two boys named
George, one red haired and the other black haired. Uncle Berry Ham-
rick said that he had seen both those boys. Neither of them ever mar-
ried. Tliov liad a sister named ^^Fariiarct who mari'icil TIkuikis ^Foore.
History of the Hamrick Generations 37
You have heard a great deal said about red headed George McSwain,
this is what o'ave rise to the name.
There was one of this generation shot at the stake in time of the
Civil War. His name was George Washington McSwain. He was
one of the best men in this part of the county and one of the best
soldiers in the Civil War. He got a letter from home that his wife
was in a bad state of affairs financially and that she wanted him to
come home at once. He got a furlough for thirty days and when the
time was up he failed to go back on account of the conditions at home.
When thev came after him he was tried bv court-martial and con-
demned to be shot at the stake. I will give a copy of his last letter
that he wrote to his dear wife and children. It is very pathetic.
Charles J. Hamrick and William Jasper Jones were dra^\^l to shoot
him. Charles J. Hamrick got out by being related to the condemned
man and McSwain was killed before Jones had fired. They both
said that George McSwain was one of the best men in their company.
Whereupon comes the following letter :
Camp near Orange Court House, Virginia,
January 3rd, 1864.
Hannah, Dear Wife and dear Children: —
It is with painful regret that I have to say to you in way of writing my last
letter that I ever expect to write in this world to you, as my days are but few
that I have to spend in this unfriendly world, as I expect to part this life
next Saturday by sentence of a general court martial to be tied down to a
stake on that day, the 9th of this month, and shot to death with muskets.
But little thought I had of this when I volunteered in the service of my
country to protect my home and family that my life would be taken by my
own people simply from absenting myself from my post with the view of pro-
tecting my little helpless children and affectionate wife who are as near and
dear to me as my own life. Hannah, I was in very good heart and didn't
think they would shoot me until yesterday morning. My sentence was read
to me that I had to be shot next Saturday. It washed against me like the
raging billows against a lonely rock in a sweeping storm, and I carefully
examined myself and I feel well assured that when I leave the world that I
will be better off than here. But to my little children and affectionate wife
may the Lord prepare and fit them to meet me in heaven, for there will be
no more TDarting of husbands and wives and dear children, but be rest for
ever. Hannah, dear wife, and dear little children, I never expect to see you
any more in this life. My prayers are that you will meet me in heaven. Do
the best vou can, and may God in his mercy rest and remain with you
38 History of the Hamrick Generations
forever. Dear wife, don't grieve nor trouble after me, for I feel that I am
going to a better Avorld and be at rest. Then I won't be here to be punished
any longer. ]My afflictions have been severe, and I feel that I will be better
off when I leave this world. Tell all my friends farewell for me, and fare-
well, dear wife, farewell, dear children. Prepare to meet me in heaven. I
will close by saying, God bless my wife and little children. Farewell.
(Signed) George W. Mc Swain.
I will now give a list as nearly as possible of all members of the
families herein mentioned who held public oiSces :
Housand Harrell served in the Legislature from Rutherford county
in the year 1804, and rode a horse bare backed to Ealeigh, and there
bought his first saddle.
David Hamrick served in the Legislature from Rutherford county
in 1S;J4, As there were so many David Hamricks I will distinguish
him from the others. His first wife was Rebecca Raney, his second
wife Sarah McSwain.
William F. Jones served in the Legislature from Rutherford county
Amos Harrell served in the Legsilature from Rutherford countv.
Benjamin AVasliburn served in the Legislature from Rutherford
county in 1858.
Charles Blanton was the first Sheriff for Cleveland county, elected
in 1842 and served until 1852. He never carried a gun or pistol dur-
ing his term of office.
George Green served as Deputy Sherifi* under Charles Blanton
from 1842 to 1852, He was then elected High Sheriff in 1852 and
served until 1864. Then was elected again in 1864 and served until
1876. He served as Countv Treasurer for several years.
James Y. Hamrick was the first Legislator for Cleveland county.
term of office.
He was elected in 1844 and again in 1848 and died during his second
History of the Ha:\ikick Generations 39
Richard Champion was the first Clerk of Court for Clevehiud
countv. Elected in 1842 and served until 1866, 24 years. The court
was held at the old Evans House near Zion Church in this county.
John Blanton served as Sheriff of Rutherford county from 1880 to
His brother, Burwell Blanton, was one of the first trustees of the
!N"orth Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts in the
year 1889, and his name is on the cornerstone of the college at
Greenberry Pruett served in the Legislature from Rutherford
county in 1883.
Dr. John B. Harrell served in the Legislature from Rutherford
county in 1885.
Capt. Gold Grifiin Holland served in the Legislature ^from Cleve-
land county in the year 1850.
TTilliam !M. Blanton served in the Legislature from Cleveland
county in the year 1856.
James Y. Hamrick, Jr., served in the Legislature from Cleveland
countv in the vear 1881. Also in the Senate in 1895. He was
elected bv the Lea-islature of Xorth Carolina as Statistician from
1897 to 1901.
James L. Webb served in the Legislature for Cleveland county
in 1883 and was elected state solicitor and served for several years.
He was then appointed judge of the 16th Judicial District. He was
appointed to this office by the Honorable Charles B. Aycock, Governor
of iJsTorth Carolina. He was afterwards elected by the people, and is
judge up to the present time.
Wiley C. Hamrick served in the Legislature from Cleveland county
in the year 1889. Also in the Senate from South Carolina in 1910.
Landrum L. Smith served in the Legislature from Cleveland
county in 1895.
40 History of the Hameick Geivekatioxs
Clyde E,. Hoey served in the Legislature from Cleveland county
in the year 1895. Also in 1901. Also in Senate in 1903. He
was appointed Assistant District Attorney in 1915 and held that
office till elected to Congress December 16th, 1919.
Edwin Y. Webb, served in the Senate in Cleveland county in 1901
and was elected to Congress in 1902 and served until 1919 when he
was then appointed by the Hon. Woodrow Wilson as Federal Judge
for the Western District of Xorth Carolina.
Oliver JMaxwell Gardner was elected to the Senate in 1911 and in
1915. In 1916 he was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Xorth Caro-
lina pro tern. He is now a candidate for Governor and I make the
assertion that he will be our next governor.
Drury S. Lovelace served in the Legislature from Cleveland county
in 1909 and has been county commissioner for several years and has
served as Justice of Peace for Xo. 2 Towmship for many years.
William Hamrick was a Justice of the Peace for forty-five years
and it was said of him that he married more people than any other
person in his day. He was known as ''Squire Billy." He got up a
history of the Hamrick generation which he loaned to some of the
deacons of Buffalo church and never e-ot it back.
Asa Monroe Lovelace has been Justice of Peace and Countv Sur-
veyor of Cleveland county for many years.
Marshall Xewton Hamrick was elected Sheriff in 1881 and served
Albert B. Suttle was elected Sheriff of Cleveland county in 1896
and served until 1908.
S. C. Jones was appointed by the County Commissioners as Deputy
Sheriff to \vind up A. B. Suttle's tax. He served two years. He
was elected Coroner of Cleveland county in 1912.
Roy Blanton was elected Recorder of the Court of Rutherford
countv, served three vears and rosiffned (liiriiii>' 1917.
History of the Hamrick Generations 41
Willard Winslow "Wasliburn served as Justice of the Peace for
Cleveland county a number of years.
W. Posey Beam served as Captain in the Civil War; also served
as County Surveyor for Cleveland county several years.
Dr. Lowson A. Harrell was Captain in the Civil War and made
a good captain.
Gold Griffin Holland was also a Captain in the Civil War.
S. 11. Beam served several years as a Justice of Peace for Ruther-
Leander Holland served as Justice of Peace for Rutherford county
T. C. Eskridge has served as a Justice of Peace for Cleveland
countv and is now countv coroner of this countv.
J. H. Beam served as Justice of Peace for Cleveland county for
James Beam served for many years as Justice of Peace for Cleve-
Joseph H. Jones served as Justice of Peace for Cleveland county.
Wilson W. Bridges served as Deputy Sheriff of Cleveland county
for several vears.
Thomas J. Holland served as Justice of Peace for Cleveland
John D. Putnam served as Deputy Sheriff for Cleveland county
for several years. He is now Road Commissioner of ISTo. 7 Town-
John L. ]\EcSwain served several years as Deputy Sheriff for Cleve-
William B. Harrell served as Deputy Sheriff for Cleveland county
for several vears.
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Lester Hamrick served several years as Deputy Sheriff for Cleve-
Lawson A. Bridges served as Justice of the Peace for many years
for Cleveland county.
Burwell Benson Byers served as Justice of the Peace several
years in Rutherford county.
Junius T. Gardner served as Mayor of the town of Shelby for
twenty-two years. He was captain of the Cleveland Guards in the
Now I will give every reader of the book something to study about
when thev have nothing to do but talk about one another. Read the
Golden Rule and do unto others as you would that they do unto
you. Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, pray for
them that despitefully use and persecute you and say all manner of
evil against you falsely for my sake.
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In speaking of a person's faults
Pray don't forget your own.
Remember those in homes of glass
Should seldom throw a stone.
If we have nothing else to do
Than talk of those who sin,
'Tis better to commence at home,
And from that place begin.
We have no right to judge a man
' Until he's fairly tried;
Then should we not like his company,
^f We know the world is wide.
Some may have faults. Who has none?
The old as well as young.
Perhaps we may, for aught we know,
Have fifty to their one.
And though I sometimes hope to be
Xo worse than some I know,
My own shortcomings bid me let
The faults of others go.
Then let us all when we begin
To slander friend or foe.
Think of the harm one word may do
To those we little know.
Remember, curses sometimes, like
Our chickens, roost at home;
Then don't speak evil of others' faults
Until we have none of our own.
Oil ! "what a fine lesson is contained in the above piece of poetry if
every one wonld heed it.
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I've no mother now, I'm weeping,
She has left me here alone;
She beneath the sod is sleeping;
Oh! there is no joy at home.
Tears of sorrow now have parted
Her bright smiles no more I see;
All the loved ones too have parted,
Oh! there is no joy at home.
Weeping, lonely, she has left me here;
Weeping, lonely, for my mother dear.
She was all this world to father,
And she loved her children so,
But she is now at rest with Jesus.
Oh! I long, I long to go
Where my mother's singing glory
And the angels hovering 'round,
All the saints of every nation.
Oh! how sweet, how sweet the sound. — Chorus.
Since my mother left me lonely,
Death, that awful fiend, has come.
And has taken from me my father,
I'm an orphan child alone.
Oh! when will the storm pass over,
And the sun shine out again?
Then I hope to meet my father
And my mother once again. — Chorus.
One by one my brothers going
To a world unknown to me;
And my sisters too have parted.
Their bright faces no more I see.
Time will only tell the story
When I too will meet them there;
But I hope and trust in Jesus
All our troubles will be o'er. — Chorus.
I'm an orphan now I'm weeping,
All my dear ones now are gone,
But I hope the time is coming
When I'll meet them 'round the throne.
Won't that be a hapi)y meeting?
Glory, honor to His name; .
There will be no more sad parting
In the new Jerusalem. — Chorus.
The above was compcsed by S. C. Jones on January 15, 1915, for the
History of the Hamkick Genekatioists 45
I hear the cold winds sweeping,
Through every vale and tree,
Where my dear father's sleeping
Away from home and me.
Tears from my eyes are falling.
Deep sorrow shades my brow;
Cold in the grave he is sleeping,
I have no father now.
He was a loving father,
A friend to all his foes;
He is now at rest with Jesus,
Where all good people go.
Kind friends will cease to greet him,
For death has paled his brow;
I want to go and meet him,
I have no father now.
I see the darkness hovering
Around my mother's grave;
But, oh! that lonesome cottage,
No mortal one can crave.
I've thought of my dear mother
With tears upon my brow;
For she has gone and left me,
I have no mother now.
Sad was the hour of parting;
She said in words so sweet:
"My loved ones, now I'm dying,
In glory we shall meet."
I hope to meet my parents
Upon the eternal shore;
And there we'll dwell together.
Where parting is no more.
I had a little brother.
The idol of my heart;
But he, too, now is sleeping;
How sad it is to part.
The resurrection morning.
When all the saints shall rise,
They all shall live with Jesus,
So far above the skies.
I had a loving sister,
To me she was so kind,
But now I am so lonely.
For I am left behind.
But God saw fit to call her;
Farewell, we all must part,
And meet dear ones in glory.
And there no more to part.
This was composed by S. C. Jones on Marcli 31, 1916, for my dear
cousin, Fannie Hamrick, Dothan, Ala. It is sung to the old tune of
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One night, while I was all alone,
A dark and lonesome sigh,
My time on earth I thought had come,
And I was bound to die.
My sins all in a moment rose.
Like a tumult in the skies;
I tried the law and no mercy there
For rebels such as I.
My mother then began to sing;
But to a dying man,
I thought that in a moment I
Should surely with Him stand.
To hear my just and certain doom,
Like a criminal at the bar,
Pleading for mercy though death be just,
Lord save, was my desire.
That night has often come to me,
Although my mother's gone,
I still can hear her voice ascend
The great celestial throne.
I thought her prayers were then too late
For this poor sinful man,
Not knowing then that I had come
Where every poor sinner must come.
I don't believe one wants to be
In such a dreadful state;
Oh, brethren, sisters, one and all.
Oh, won't you here relate,
If it had then been left to you,
Let the bitter cup pass on.
And you had been as you were before,
That you had not been born.
Ye weary, heavy-laden souls,
AVho are oppressed, sore;
Ye travelers through this wilderness
To Canaan's peaceful shore;
Come tell me is it thus with you,
And is my story true?
For if you are saved, it is by grace.
There is nothing you can do.
It was one night upon my bed
This burden rolled away;
It's brought my weary, hungry soul
Up to the present day.
Oh, what a happy thought is this,
To hear the sinner tell,
How Jesus in His mercy has
Saved his poor soul from hell.
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I started out one summer day,
I thought a home to find;
I found a place they called the church,
It did not ease my mind.
My troubles then arose anew,
I then began to search;
I hoped that Jesus in His love
Showed me the only church.
We are often like the lonesome dove.
That mourns her absent mate;
From hill to hill, from grove to grove,
Her woes she doth relate.
But Canaan just before us lies,
Sweet spring is coming on;
A few more beating winds and rains,
And winter will be gone.
Oh, for a breeze of heavenly love.
To waft ray soul away
To that celestial world above,
Where pleasures ne'er decay.
It's far beyond the glittering sun.
That blissful, heavenly dove,
I hope to dwell when time is done.
And praise my God above.
Oh, who can tell of a lonesome dove,
While mourning her love to know.
Her mate is taken away and gone.
And she is left alone;
Just so poor sinners sometimes are,
When Jesus hides His face,
But when His blessed voice they hear,
"My child you are saved by grace."
The above was composed by S. C. Jones, July 12, 1876, on his experi-
48 HiSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GejSTERATIONS
In slumbering sleep I lay
One night upon my bed,
A vision very strange
Or a thought came to my head;
I dreamed of the day of doom,
And doubtless it had come.
And Christ Himself was there
To summons old and young.
And I myself was called,
"With trumpets loud and shrill.
Saying, "Every soul must rise,
Be their sentence good or ill."
With fear I trembling stood.
And little did I know,
But I knew Christ's mercy's great,
And I trusted and did go.
I had not been there long
Before old Satan came,
Dressed up in his filthy robe.
And my sins he brought along;
He laid them before the Lord,
And said I was his own.
My sins being full and great.
For 'twas many I had done.
Then said our blessed Lord,
"I soon will end the strife,
I'll see if the sinner's name
Is not in the book of life."
The book of life was brought.
And many leaves unfold,
And the sinner's name was there,
And the letters written in gold.
Then said our blessed Lord,
"Oh, stay, old Satan, stay.
For the sinner's name is here.
And his sins are washed away."
Then murmuring Satan stood
All in a dismal plight.
And said unto the Lord,
"Your indictments are not right."
Then said our blessed Lord,
"Oh, why, old Satan, why?
Satan, you know right well
For poor sinners I did die.
I died to redeem my bride.
Who once was lost by thee,
And to save all faithful souls
That do put their trust in me."
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THE GOSPEL CHURCH
Well, wife, I've found the model church,
And worshipped there today;
It made me think of good old times
Before my hair was gray.
The meeting house was finer built
Than they were years ago;
But then I found when I went in
It was not built for show.
The sexton did not sit me down
Away back by the door;
He knew that I was old and deaf,
And saw that I was poor.
He must have been a Christian man,
He led me boldly through
The crowded aisle of that grand church
To find a pleasant pew.
You should have heard that singing, wife,
It had the old-time ring;
The preacher said with trumpet voice,
"Let all the people sing."
Old Coronation was the tune,
The music upward rolled,
Until I thought the angel choir
Struck all their harps of gold.
My deafness seemed to melt away.
My spirit caught the fire,
I joined my feeble, trembling voice
With that melodious choir;
And sang as in my youthful days,
"Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown him Lord of all."
I tell you, wife, it did me good
To sing that hymn once more;
I felt like some wrecked mariner
W^ho gets a glimpse of shore.
I almost want to lay aside
This weather-beaten form.
And anchor in the blessed port
Forever from the storm.
'Twas not a flowery sermon, wife.
But simple gospel truth;
It fitted humble men like me.
It suited hopeful youth.
To win the sin-sick souls to Christ
The earnest preacher tried,
He preached not of li^mself or creed,
But Jesus crucified.
Dear wife, the toil will soon be o'er,
The victory soon be won.
The shining land is just ahead.
Our race is nearly run.
We are nearing Canaan's happy shore,
Our home so bright and fair;
Thank God we'll never sin again,
There'll be no sorrow there.
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Alamance — Alamance County was formed in 1849 from Orange.
The name is supposed to have been derived from an Indian word
meaning blue clay. The County gets its name from Alamance Creek.
On the banks of which were fought the battle between the Colonial
Troops under Gov. Tryon and the Regulators, May the 16th, 1771.
The county seat is Graham,
Alexatider. — Alexander Countv was formed in 1817 from Iredell,
Caldwell and Wilkes. Was named in honor of William J. Alexander,
of Mecklenburg County, several times a member of the Legislature
and speaker of the House of Commons. The county seat is Taylors-
Alleghany. — Alleghany County was formed in 1859 from Ashe.
Tlie name is derived from an Indian tribe in the limits of North
Carolina. Sparta is the county seat. Alleghany voted with Ashe
AThson — Anson County was formed in 1749 from Bladen. Was
named in honor of Lord George Anson, a celebrated English Admi-
ral who circum-navi2;ated the c-lobe. He lived for a wliile on the
Pee Dee in South Carolina. In 1701 ho was given the honor of
bringing to her marriage with King George III, Charlotte, Princess
of ]\recklenburg, for whom Mecklenburg County is named. The
county seat is Wadesboro.
Ashe. — Ashe County was formed iji J 799 from Wilkes. Was
named in honor of Samuel Ashe of New Hanover, brother of General
John Ashe. Samuel Ashe was a Revolutionary patriot, one of the
first judges of the State, and afterwards governor. The county seat
Beaufort. — Beaufort County M^as formed in 1705 from Bath. Was
first called Archdale and name changed to Beaufort aboutl7l2. It
was named in honor of Henry Sumerset, Duke of Beaufort, who in
1709 became one of the Lord proprietors of the Carolinas. He pur-
History of the Hamrick Generations 51
chased the share originally owned by the Duke of Albemarle. The
county seat is Washington.
Bertie. — Bertie County was formed in 1722 from Bath. Was
named in honor of James and Henry Bertie, Lord Proprietors, who
in 1728 owned the shares of Lord Clarendon. The county seat is
Bladen. — Bladen County was formed in 1734 from Bath, Was
named in honor of Martin Bladen, one of the members of the Board
of Trade which had charge of colonial affairs. The county seat is
Brmisioick. — Brunswick was formed in 1764 from ISTew Hanover
and Bladen. Was named in honor of the famous house of Bruns-
wick, of which the four Georges, kings of England, were members.
The county seat is Southport.
Buncombe. — Buncombe County was formed in 1791 from Burke
and Rutherford. Was named in honor of Col. Edward Buncombe, a-
Revolutionary soldier, who w^as wounded and captured at the battle
of Germantown, Oct. 4th, 1777, and died a parole prisoner. May 1778,
in Philadelphia. Col Buncombe lived in Tyrrell County. He was
noted for his hospitality. Over the door of his house were these lines :
^'Welcome all to Buncombe Hall."
Burke. — Burke County was formed in 1777 from Rowan County.
Was named in honor of Dr. Thomas Burke, member of the Continen-
tal Congress and Governor of l^orth Carolina. The county seat is
Bute. — Bute County was formed in 1764 from Grandville. Was
named for John Stuart, Earl of Bute, one of the principal Secre-
taries of State, also first lord of the treasury under King George III,
over which monarch he exercised a dominant influence. The Earl
became very unpopular with the Americans, and in 1778 the General
Assembly of Xorth Carolina passed an act which wiped Bute County
from the map, dividing its territory into new counties called Warren
History of the Hamrick Generations
OLD-FASHIONED WHIP SAW USED IN EARLY MANUFACTrUE OF LUMBEHl.
(see page 25)
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and Franklin, after the Eevolutionary patriots, Joseph Warren and
Benjamin Franklin. •
Caharrus. — Cabarrns County was formed in 1702 from ]\Iecklen-
biirg. Was named in honor of Stephen Cabarrus, of Edenton, sev-
eral times member of the Legislature and often speaker of the House
of Commons. The county seat is Concord.
Caldwell — Caldwell County was formed in 1841 from Burke and
Wilkes. Was named in honor of Joseph Caldwell, the first Presi-
dent of the University of jSTorth Carolina. He was one of the first
and strongest advocates of the public school system, and of the
railroad through the center of the state from Morehead City to
Tennessee. Lenoir is the county seat.
Camden.— Camden County was formed in 1777 from Pasquotank.
Was named in honor of the learned Englishman, Charles Pratt, Earl
of Camden, who was one of the strongest friends of the Americans
in the British Parliament. He took their side in a dispute over
taxation without representation. The county seat is Camden Court
Carteret, — Carteret Countv was formed in 1722 from Bath. Was
named in honor of Sir John Carteret, afterwards in 1744 Earl Gran-
ville, one of the Lord Proprietors, when the other Lord Proprietors
sold their shares to the king in 1728, Cartaret was induced to sell.
An immense tract of land in Xorth Carolina was laid off as his share
in 1744. It was called Granville District and was the cause of a great
deal of trouble. He lost it by confiscation when the Kevolutiun freed
jSTorth Carolina from the British rule. Beaufort is the county seat.
Caswell. — Caswell County was formed in 1777 from Orange. Was
named in honor of Richard Caswell, member of the First Continental
Congress, first Governor of ISTorth Carolina after the Declaration of
Independence. Six times re-elected Governor and Major-General in
the Eevolutionary Army. Yance^wille is the county seat.
Catawha. — Catawba County was formed in 1842 from Lincoln.
54 History of the Hamrick Generations
Was named after a tribe of Indians which dwelt in that section of
the State. Newton is the county sfcat. Catawha County voted with
Gaston and Lincohi until 1854.
Chatham. — Chatham County was formed in 1770 from Orange.
Was named in honor of the great Englishman who won for England
all of Ereuch Aniericu and was the most eloquent dcfcndcnt of the
American cause in the British Parliament during the llevolution,
William Pitt, Earl of Graham. Pittsboro is the county seat.
Cherohee. — Cherokee County was formed in 1839 from Macon.
Was named after an Indian tribe which still dwells in that section
of the State. Murphy is the county seat.
Choiuan. — Chowan County was formed in 1672 from Albemarle.
Was named for an Indian tribe dwelling in the northeastern part of
the State when the English first came to North Carolina. Edcnton is
the county seat.
Clay. — Clay County was formed in 1861 from Cherokee. Was
named in honor of the great orator and statesman Henry Clay.
Hayesville is the county seat. Prior to 1868 Clay voted with Chero-
Cleveland. — Cleveland County was formed in 1841 from Iiuther-
ford and Lincoln. Was named in honor of Col. Benjamin Cleve-
land, a noted partisan leader on the western North Carolina frontier
in the Revolution, and one of the heroes of King's Mountain. Shelby
is the county seat.
Columbus. — Columbus County was formed in 1808 from Bladen
and Brunswick. Was nanicd in honor of the discoverer of tlie new
world. Wliiteville is the county seat.
Craven. — Craven County was formed in 1712 from Batli. Was
named in honor of William, Lord Craven, one of the Lord Proprietors
of Carol inn. New Bern is the county scat.
Cumberland. — Cumberland County was formed in 1754 from
History of the Hamrick Gexeratio's 55
Bladen. Was named in honor of William Augustus, Duke of Cum-
berland, second son of King George II. Cumberland was commander
of the English Army at the battle of Culloden, in which the Scotch
Highlanders were so badly defeated. Many of them came to America
and their principal settlement was at Cross Creek in Cumberland
County. Fayetteville is the county seat.
Currituck. — Currituck County was formed in 1672 from Albe-
marle. Was named after an Indian tribe. Currituck Court House is
the county seat.
Dare. — Dare County was formed in 1870 from Currituck, Tyrrell
and Hyde. Was named in honor of Virginia Dare, the first English
child bom in America. Manteo is the county seat.
Davidson — Davidson County was formed in 1822 from Rowan.
Was named in honor of General William Lee Davidson, a soldier of
the Revolution, who was killed at the battle of Cowan's Eord, when
General Green retreated across JSTorth Carolina before Comwallis in
1781. He stationed some troops under General Davidson at Cowan's
Ford over the Catawba Eiver to delav the British Army. The Brit-
ish attacked the Americans, killed General Davidson, and forced the
passage. The United States has erected a monument in his honor
on Guilford Battle Ground. Lexington is the county seat.
Davie. — Davie County was formed in 1836 from Rowan. Was
named in honor of William R. Davie, distinguished as a soldier of the
Revolution, member of the Federal Convention of 1787, Governor of
Xorth Carolina, Special Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni-
potentiary to France, father of the L^niversity of !Xorth Carolina.
Mocksville is the county seat.
Dohhs. — Dobbs County abolished in 1701.
Duplin. — Duplin County was formed in 1740 from Xew Hanover.
Was named in honor of George Henry Hay, Lord Duplin, an En-
glish nobleman. Kenansville is the county seat.
Durham. — Durham County was formed in 1881 from Orange and
56 History of the Hamrick Generations
Wake. Was named after the town of Durliam, a thriving manufac-
turing city. Durham is the county seat.
Edgecomhe — Edgecombe County was formed in 1735 from Bertie.
Was named in honor of Richard Edgecombe, who became Baron
Edgecombe in 1742, an English Xobleman and a Lord of the Treas-
ury. Tarboro is the county seat.
Forsyth. — Forsyth County was formed in 1849 from Stokes. Was
named in honor of CoL Benjamin Forsyth, U. S. A., a citizen of
Stokes County, wlio was killed on the Canadian frontier on June
28th, 1814, during the second war with Great Britain. Winston-
Salem is the county seat.
Franklin — Franklin County was formed in 1779 from Duke. Was
named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, Louisburg is the county seat.
Gaston. — Gaston County was formed in 184G from Lincoln. Was
named in honor of Judge William Gaston, memlx'r of Congress and
Justice of the Supreme Court of iSTorth Carolina. Dallas is the
county seat. From 1846 to 1852 Gaston voted with Lincoln and
Gates. — Gates County was formed in 1778 from Chowan, Perqui-
mans and Hertford. Was named in honor of General Horatio Gates,
who commanded an American army at the battle of Saratoga. At
this battle an entire British army was ca])tni'('(l, but General Gates
contributed nothing to that success. It was regarded as one of the
most important battles in the history of the world. Gatesville is the
Glasgow. — (Abolished in 1799.)
Graham. — Graham County was formed in 1872 from Cherokee.
Was named in honor of Gov. Willinin A. ( !raliaiii. Fiiited States Sena-
tor, Governor of Xorth Caroliii;i, Secretary of the Xavv. Confederate
State Senator. Roblnnsville is the county seat. C}raliam voted with
Cherokee until 1883.
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Granville. — Granville County was formed in 1746 from Edge-
combe. Was named in honor of John Carteret, Earl of GTanville,
who owned the • Granville District. He was prime Minister under
King George II, and a very brilliant man. Oxford is the county
Greene. — Greene County was formed in 1799 from Glasgow. Was
named in honor of General liathaniel Greene, Washington's right
hand man. iN^ext to Washing-ton, General Greene is regarded as the
greatest soldier of the Eevolution. He fought the battle of Guilford
Court House and saved J^orth Carolina from the British. Snow Hill
is the countv seat.
Guilford. — Guilford County was formed in 1770 from Rowan
and Orange. Was named in honor of Francis jSTorth, Earl of Guil-
ford, an English nobleman. He was the father of Lord jSTorth who
was Prime Minister under King George III during the Revolution.
Lord Xorth afterwards succeeded his father as Earl of Guilford.
Greensboro is the county seat.
Halifax. — Halifax County w^as formed in 1751 from Edgecombe.
Was named in honor of George Montague Dunk, Earl of Halifax,
President of the Board of Trade which had control of the colonies
before the Revolution. Halifax is the county seat.
Harnett. — Harnett County was formed in 1855 from Cumberland.
Was named in honor of Cornelius Harnett, eminent Revolutionary
patriot, President of the Provincial Council, President of the Council
of Safety, Delegate to the Continental Congress. Author of the
Halifax Resolution of April 12, 1770. Lillington is the county
seat. Harnett voted with Cumberland until 1865.
HaivJiins. — (Xow in Tennessee.)
Hayu-ood. — Haywood County was formed in 1808 from Buncombe.
Was named in honor of John Haywood, who for forty years, 1787-
1827, was the popular Treasurer of the State. Waynesville is the
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Henderson. — Henderson county was formed in 1838 from Bun-
combe. Was named in honor of Leonard Henderson, Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of Xorth Carolina. Hendersonville is the
Hertford. — Hertford County was formed 1759 from Chowan,
Bertie, and North Hampton. Was named in honor of Francis Sey-
mour Conway, Marquis of Hertford, an English Nobleman. He
was a brother of General Conway, a distinguished British soldier
and member of Parliament, who favored the repeal of the Stamp
Act. The word Hertford is said to mean Bed Ford. Winston is
the county seat.
Hohe. — Hoke County was formed in 1911 from Cumberland and
Bobeson. Was named in honor of Bobert S. Hoke, of North Caro-
lina, Major-General in the Confederate States Army. Baeford is
the county seat.
Hyde. — Hyde County was formed in 1705 from Bath. Called
Wickham until about 1712. Named Hyde in honor of Gov. Edward
Hyde, of North Carolina, a grandson of the Earl of Clarendon. The
Earl was one of the Lord Proprietors. Gov. Hyde was a first cousin
of Queen Anne. County seat is Swan Quarter.
Iredell. — Iredell County was formed in 1788 from Bowan. Named
in honor of James Iredell, of Edenton, who was one of the foremost
lawyers of the State. In 1788 and 1780 he was one of the leaders
in the State in advocating the adoption of the Constitution of the
United States. His speeches in the Convention of 1788 at Hills-
boro were among the ablest delivered by any of the advocates of
the Constitution. Washington appointed him in 1700 a Justice of
the Supreme Court of the United States. The County seat of
Iredell (Jountv is Statesville.
Jackson. — Jackson County was formed in 1851 from Haywood
and ]\riieon. Named in honor of Andrew Jackson, who was born in
Mecklenburg County. (The site of his birthplace is now in Union.)
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He won the brilliant victory over tlie British at JSTew Orleans in
1815, and was twice elected President of the tJnited States. The
county seat is Webster.
Johnston. — Johnston County was formed in 1746 from Craven.
Afterwards parts of Duplin and Orange were added. Was named in
honor of Gabriel Johnston, Governor of JSTorth Carolina from 1731
to 1752. The county seat is Smithfield.
Jones. — Jones County was formed in 1778 from Craven, was
named in honor of Willie Jones, of Halifax. He was the leading
patriot of the Revolution, was President of the Council of Safety,
and was opposed to the adoption of the Constitution of the United
States. It was due to his influence that the Constitution at the
Convention of 1788 repected it. The county seat is Trenton,
Lee. — Lee County was formed in 1907 from Chatham and Moore,
named in honor of Robert E. Lee. The county seat is Laurinburg.
Lenoir.— 'Lei\o\r County was formed in 1791 from Dobbs and
Craven, was named in honor of General William Lenoir, one of the
heroes of Kino-'s Mountain. Kinston is the countv seat.
Lincoln. — Lincoln County was formed in 1779 from Tryon, was
named in honor of Col. Benjamin Lincoln, General of the Revo-
lution, whom Washington appointed to receive the sword of Lord
Cornwallis at the surrender of Yorktown. Lincolnton is the county
Macon. — Macon County was formed in 1828 from Haywood, was
named in honor of jSTathaniel Macon, Speaker of the ISTational
House of Representatives, United States Senator, President of the
Constitutional Convention of 1835. The county seat is Franklin.
Madison. — Madison Countv was formed in 1851 from Buncombe
and Yancey, was named in honor of James Madison, fourth Presi-
dent of the United States. The county seat is Marshall.
Martin. — Martin County was formed in 1774 from Halifax and
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Tyrrell, was named in honor of Josiali Martin, the last Eoyal
Governor of !N'ortli Carolina. It is probable that this name would
have been chano-ed like those of Dobbs and Trvon, but for the
popularity of Alexander Martin, who was Governor in 1782 and
again in 1790. The county seat is Williamston.
McDowell. — McDowell Countv was formed in 18-12 from Eutlier-
ford and Burke, was named in honor of Col. Joseph McDowell, an
attractive officer of the Revolution. McDowell voted with Rutherford
and Burke until 1854. Marion is the countv seat.
Mecklenhurg. — Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from
Anson, was named in honor of Princess Charlotte, of Mecklenburg,
Queen of George III, King of England. The county seat, Char-
lotte, one of the prettiest cities in the State, was also named in her
honor. Mecklenburg County was the scene of some of the most
stirring events of the Revolution. Charlotte is the county seat.
Mitchell. — Mitchell Countv was formed in 1861 from Yancev,
Watauga, Caldwell, Burke and McDowell, was named in honor of
Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a professor in the University of North Carolina.
^^^lile on an exploring expedition on ]\It. Mitchell, the highest peak
East of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Mitchell fell from a high jx^ak
and was killed. His body was buried on the top of this lofty moun-
tain. The county seat is Bakersvilli'. ^Mitchell County voted w^ith
Yancey County until 1868.
Mo7itgomery. — Montgomory Comity was formed in 1778 from
Anson, was named in lionor of the liravo General Richard Mont-
gomery, who lost his life ;it the battle of Quebec in 1775 while
trying to conquer Canada. The county seat is Troy.
Moore. — IMoore C(ninty was foi-nu'd in 17S1 from ( 'uiiiberhiiid,
was named in lionor of Capt, Alfred ^loore, of l^)nins\vi('k, a soldier
of the Rcvoluti<jii and afterwards a Justice of the Sn|trenie (Nmrt of
the T"^nitod States. I'lie county seat is Cartliag(\
Nash. — Nash County was formed in 1777 from Edgecombe, was
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named iu lienor of General Francis ISTasli, a soldier of the Revolution,
who was mortally wounded while fie'htino; under Washinaton at
Germautowu. The United States has erected a monument in his
honor at the Guilford Battle Ground, near Greensboro. The county
seat is Nashville.
Neiv Hanover. — ISTew Hanover County was formed in 1729 from
Bath, was named after Hanover, a country in Europe whose ruler
became King of England, with the title of George I. The county
seat is Wilmington.
Northampton. — Northampton County was formed in 174:1 from
Bertie, was named in honor of George, Earl of jSTorthampton, an
English Xobleman. His son, Spencer Compton, Earl of "Wilmington,
was high in office when Gabriel Johnston was Governor of I^orth
Carolina, who had the town of Wilmington named in his honor. The
county seat is Jackson.
Onslow. — Onslow County was formed in 1734 from Bath, was
named in honor of Arthur Onslow, for more than thirty years speaker
of the House of Commons in the British Parliament. The county
seat is Jacksonville.
Orange. — Orange County was formed in 1753 from Granville,
Johnston, and Bladen, was named in honor of William of Orange,
who became King William III of England. He was one of the
greatest of the kings of England and saved the English people from
the tyranny of James 11. His name is held in honor wherever
English liberty is enjoyed. The county seat is Hillsboro.
Pamlico. — Pamlico County was formed in 1872 from Craven and
Beaufort, was named after the sound of the same name, which was
the name of a tribe of Indians in Eastern l^orth Carolina. There
was a Pamlico precinct in Xorth Carolina as early as 1705. Pamlico
County voted with Beaufort u]) to 1883. The county seat is Bayboro.
Pasquotanh. — Pasquotank County was formed in 1672 from Albe-
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marie, was named for a tribe of Indians in Eastern part of State.
The county seat is Elizabeth City.
Pender. — Pender County was formed in 1875 from !N^ew Hanover,
was named in honor of General William D. Pender, of Edgecombe
County, a brave Confederate soldier who was killed at the battle
of Gettysburg. The last order given by the famous Stonewall Jack-
. son on the battle field was to General Pender : "You must hold
your ground, General Pender, you must hold your ground," he
cried as he was carried off the field to die. General Pender held
his ground. The county seat is Burgaw.
Perquimans — Perquimans was formed in 1G72 from Albemarle,
was named after a tribe of Indians. The countv seat is Hertford.
Person. — Person Countv was formed in 1791 from Caswell, was
named in honor of General Thomas Person, Revolutionary patriot,
member of the Council of Safety, and Trustee of the University.
He gave a large sum of money to the University, and a building
was erected in his honor called Person Hall. The county seat is
Pitt. — Pitt County was formed in 1760 from Beaufort, was named
in honor of William Pitt (see Chatham County). The county
seat is Greenville.
Polk. — Polk County was formed in 1855 from Rutherford and
Henderson, was named in honor of Col. William Polk, who rendered
distinguished service in the battles of Germantown, Brandywine, and
Eutaw, in all of which he was wounded. The county seat is Columbus.
Polk County voted with Rutherford until 1868.
Randolph. — Randolph County was formed in 1779 from Guilford,
was named in honor of Peyton Randolph, of Virginia, the President
of the First Continental Congress. The county seat is Ashboro.
Pichmoml. — Richmond County was formed in 1779 from Anson,
was named in honor of Cliarles Lennox, Duke of Richmond, Principal
Secretary of State in William Pitt's second administration. He
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was a strouo; friend of the American colonies and made the motion
in the House of Lords that they be granted their independence. The
county seat is Rockingham.
Bobeson. — Robeson County was formed in 1786 from BLaden,
was named in honor of Col. Thomas Robeson, a soldier of the Revo-
lution. He was one of the leaders of the battle of Elizabethton,
which was fought in September, 1781. By this battle the Tories
in the Southeastern part of the State were crushed forever. The
commander of the Whigs was Col. Thomas Brown. The county
seat is Lumberton.
RocMngJiam. — Rockingham County was formed in 1785 from
Guilford, was named in honor of Charles Watson Wentworth, Mar-
quis of Rockingham, who was the leader of the party in the British
Parliament that advocated American independence. He ws Prime
Minister when the Stamp Act was repealed. The county seat is
Boivan. — Rowan County was formed in 1753 from Anson, was
named in honor of Matthew Rowan, a prominent leader before the
Revolution and for a short time after the death of Gov. Gabriel
Johnston, acting Gov. The county seat is Salisbury.
Butherford. — Rutherford County was formed in 1779 from Tryon
and Burke, was named in honor of General Griffith Rutherford, one
of the most prominent of the Revolutionary patriots. He led the
expedition that crushed the Cherokees in 1776, and rendered other
important services, both in the Legislature and on the battle field.
The county seat is Rutherfordton.
Sampson. — Sampson County was formed in 1784 from Duplin and
I^ew Hanover, was named in honor of Colonel Sampson, who was
a member of Gov. Martin's council. The county seat is Clinton.
Scotland. — Scotland County was formed in 1899 from Richmond,
was named after the country of Scotland, the northern part of the
island of Great Britain. Most of tlie people in this county are
descendants of Scotch Highlanders. The county seat is Laurinburg.
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OLD FLAX WIIKKL. (SEE PAGE 26)
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Stanly. — Stanly County was formed in 1841 from Montgomery,
was named in honor of John Stanlv, for manv years a member of
the Legislature and several times speaker of the House of Commons.
The county seat is Albemarle.
Stokes. — Stokes County was formed in 1798 from Surry, was
named in honor of Col. John Stokes, a brave soldier in the Revo-
lution who was desperately wounded at the Waxhaw Massacre when
Col. Buford's regiment was cut to pieces by Tarleton. After the
war Washington appointed him judge of the United States Court in
Xorth Carolina. The county seat is Danbury.
Surry.- — Surry County was formed in 1770 from Rowan, was
named in honor of Lord Surry, a prominent member of Parliament
who opposed the taxation of the American colonies by Parliament.
The county seat is Rockford.
Swain. — Swain County was formed in 1871 from Jackson and
Macon, was named in honor of David Lowrie Swain, Governor of
jSTorth Carolina and President of the University. The county seat
is Bryson City.
Transylvania: — Transylvania County was formed in 1861 from
Henderson and Jackson, the name is derived from two Latin words,
''trans" across and "sylva," woods. The county seat is Brevard.
Transylvania County voted with Henderson until 1868.
Tryon. — Tryon County was formed in 1769 in honor of Gov.
William Tryon, who was twice Governor of Xorth Carolina. It
was abolished in 1779.
The first county seat of Tryon County was on Main Broad River,
just above Ellis' Ferry, and was laid off in 1769. The county seat
was in a beautiful place, a natural eminence with an abundance
of springs of pure cold water, and about one-half mile above Ellis'
Ferry. At that time Broad River was navigated up to the county
seat, there being no less than two flat-bottomed boats regailarly
plying up and down the river. The boats continued until the
Revolutionary war and traffic was never resumed by boat afterward.
66 History of the Hamrick Generations
Parenthetically, I remind that the first General Assembly ever
held in Xorth Carolina — so authentic history states — was in Pas-
quotank County, North Carolina, near Nixonton, under a giant
oak tree, on the left hand side of the road. It is interesting to
note that one of the by-laws of tliat Assembly admonished that
"all members should wear shoes, if not stockings, during the sessions
of the body, and they must refrain from throwing chicken and other
bones under the tree." We would that we were given time to specu-
late on the deliberations of that early body ; suffice it to say, however,
that the inspiration of the giant oak and the freedom of the expansive
open must have suggested to the pioneer legislators the sturdiness
and freedom of government given us today. The little "acorn"
legislature held there in that distant day has grown into the great
law-tree of today.
Tyrrell. — Tyrrell County was formed in 1720 from Albemarle,
was named in honor of Sir John Tyrrell, who at one time was one
of the Lord Proprietors. The county seat is Columbia.
Union. — Union County was formed in 1842 from Anson and Meck-
lenburg. The county seat is Monroe.
Vance. — Vance Countv was formed in 1881 from Granville,
Warren, and Franklin, was named in honor of Zcbulon B. Vance, the
great war Governor, a member of Congress, Governor of North
Carolina, United States Senator. Countv seat Henderson.
yCalce. — Wake County was formed in 1770 from Johnston, Cum-
bej'land, and Orange, was named in honor of Gov. Tryon's wife,
whoso maiden name was Margaret Wake. Some historians say
that the county was named for Esther Wake, the popular sister of
Tryon's wife, but there is no reason to suppose that any such
person ever existed. She is purely a creature of tlic imagination.
The county scat is Paleigh.
Warre7i. — Warren County was formed in 1770 from Bute, was
named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a brave Massachusetts
soldier who fell while fighting at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The
county seat is Warrcnton.
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Washington. — Washington County was formed in 1799 from Tyr-
rell, was named in honor of George Washing-ton. The county seat
Watauga. — Watauga County was formed in 1849 from Ashe,
Wilkes, Caldwell and Yancy, was named after an Indian tribe. The
county seat is Boone.
Wayne. — Wayne County was formed in 1779 from Dobbs and
Craven, was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne, one of
Washington's most trusted soldiers. His courage was so great as
to almost amount to rashness and his soldiers called him ''Mad
Anthony Wayne." The county seat is Goldsboro.
Wilkes. — Wilkes County was formed in 1777 from Surry and
Burke, was named in honor of John Wilkes. Wilkes was a violent
opponent of the Tory party in England, which would not let him
take his seat in Parliament, to which he had been elected. The
Americans imagined that he was suffering in the cause of liberty
and named the county in his honor. The county seat is Wilkesboro.
Wilson. — Wilson County was formed in 1855 from Edgecombe,
Kash, Johnston, and WajTie, was named in honor of Louis E.
Wilson, many times a member of the Legislature from Edgecombe
County, a soldier of the Mexican War, who died near Vera Cruz
of fever. He was a benefactor of the poor of the native county.
The county seat is Wilson. From 1856 to 1868 Wilson voted with
Yadkin.— -Yii.dkin County was formed in 1850 from Surry. Its
name is derived from thfe Yadkin River, which runs through it. It
is supposed to be an Indian name. The county seat is Yadkinville.
Yadkin voted with Surry in 1852.
Yancey. — Yancey County was formed in 1833 from Burke and
Buncombe, was named in honor of Bartlett Yancey, an eloquent
orator, many times a member of the Legislature, speaker of the
State Senate and a member of Congress. He was one of the earliest
advocates of the public school system of N^orth Carolina. The county
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76 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 1. First -Generation.
George Hamrick from Germany in 1731. Married iSTancj Cook.
Chapter 2, Second Generation.
Children of George Hamrick and wife, I^ancy Cook: George
married Susanna Blanton. Benjamin married Fannie Burchett.
Moses Eichard married Mary Bridges.
Chapter 3. Third Generation.
Children of George Hamrick and wife, Susanna Blanton : Samuel
married j\rarv Hamrick. James Married Susannah Hamrick. Jones
never married. Frederick never married. Rebecca married James
Bridges. Susanna married William McSwain. Mollie married
Chapter 4. Fourtli Generation.
Children of Samuel Hamrick and wife, Marv Hamrick : James
married Frankie Blanton. Flijah married Marv McSwain; second
wife, Margaret McSwain. John married Barbara Maruney. Eeuben
married Hannah McSwain. David married Rebecca Raiiev; second
wife, Sarah ]\[cSwain. Samuel married Susanna Adams. Nancy
married Hesekiah Wilkins. Elizabeth married James Bridges. Mol-
lie married Samuel Bridges. Susanna married David McSwain.
Cpiapter 5. Fifth Generation.
Children of James Hamrick and wife, Frankie Blanton : William
married Hannah Randall ; second wife, Jane McEntire. Albert
married Martha Hicks. Allen married Susanna ]\[cSwain; second
wife, Fli7.al)('tli Xolan. Flioiiiiison man'ied Essie Stone; second
wife, Essie Rinnans.
Chatter 0. Sixth Generation.
Cliildi'cn of Willi;iiii Ilninriek and wife, Hannah Randall: Thomas
married Rebecca ]Marks. IJuplni- iiiaiiied Louisa Blanton. Caswell
History of the Hamrick Generations 77
married Millie McEiitire. Jacob married l^ancj Idlet. Sarah
married Oliver P. Gibson, Elizabeth married George Blanton. ISTar-
cissus married Anthony Dickey. Adolphns never married. Drury
Dobbins never married.
Children of William Hamrick and wife, Jane McEntire: Drayton
married Margaret Camp. Jane married Monroe Moore. Philo never
married. Two infants.
Chapter 7. Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Hamrick and wife, Rebecca Marks : William
S. married Mary Roberts. Thomas Wells married Pauline Marks.
Eranklin married Louisa Green. Hudson married Lenora Hart-
grove. Sarah Evelyn married Thomas Button. Lilly married Marion
Button. Eiilas never married. John never married. Charles never
married. Jesse not married.
Chapter 8. Seventh Generation.
Children of Rufus Hamrick and wife, Louisa Blanton : Eli mar-
ried Charlcey Wiley. Thompson married Ida Humphries. William
married Saleny Champion. Delphus married Charlotte Cleary.
Giles L. married Docia Camp. Susanna married James Crawford.
John married Martha Beheeler., Jacob married Carrie Smith.
Chapter 9. Seventh Generation.
Children of Caswell Hamrick and wife, Millie McEntire : Ackellie
married Mollie Smith. Wilej^ married Mary Starnes ; second wife,
Vernie Putnam. George married Callie Moore. Coleman never
Chapter 10. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jacob Hamrick and wife, Nancy Idlet: Roswell
Chapter 11. Seventh Generation.
Children of Oliver P. Gipson and wife, Sarah Hamrick: Syrus
78 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Ida Stephens. Victoria married Joseph Mullinaux. Mary
married Daniel Turner. Alice never married. Sarah not married.
Chapter 12. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Blanton and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick : Elze-
berry married Euth Wright. Eiiphus married Mattie Williams.
Julius married Susanna Williams. Thomas married Orrie Holland.
Louis married Ella Costner. Enoch married Laura Ward. Lowe
married Sarah Fisher. Carrie married ITathaniel Miller; second
wife, Etta Brown. Harriet married Eli Rich. Xenophan married
Chapter 13. Seventh Generation.
Children of Anthony Dickey and wife, ITarcissus Hamrick: El-
vira married James Moore. Mary married Monroe Moore. Texanna
married John Turner. Laura married Clarence Hunter. William
Anthony never married.
Chapter 14. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drayton Hamrick and wife, Margaret Camp : Joseph
married Loy Taylor. Carrie married Grayson Osteen. Julia
never married. Clara never married.
Chapter 15. Seventh Generation.
Children of Monroe Moore and wifC; Jane Hamrick: Elizabeth
married James Bright. Hattie Jane married Effort Jones. Francis
Marion married Fannie Elliott. Alice O'Neil married Jaronie
Children of Monroe Moore and wife, Mary Dickey: Anthony
never married. Clarence Victor never married. Marvin Euhi never
married. Siddio not married.
Chapter 1G. Sixth Generation.
Children of Albert Hamrick and wife, Martha Hicks: Miles
History of the Hameick Generations 79
married Sarah Ann Hopper, Dillie married James Weir, Calvin
married Cordelia Hicks. Elizabeth married Lumpkin Wiley.
Chapter 17. Seventh Generation.
Children of Miles Hamrick and wife, Sarah Ann Hopper : Calvin
married Margaret Eoss, Hudson married Mary Gardner. Fannie
married William Poston. Julia married George Hunt. Martha
never married. Carrie never married. Lenore never married. Clif-
ton never married. Albert never married.
Chapter 18. Seventh Generation.
Children of Calvin Hamrick and wife, Cordelia Hicks: Calvin
Chapter 19, Seventh Generation.
Children of Lumpkin Wiley and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick : Cyrus
never married. One infant.
Chapter 20. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Weir and wife, Dillie Hamrick : John Albert
married Addie Houston. Martha Elizabeth married Joseph W.
Bridges. K'e^vman married ]\rary HufFstettler. William J. married
Virginia Susanna Beam. Milas married Georgie ISTeal. Margaret
married George Barber. Robert never married. Wheeler never
Chapter 21. Sixth Generation.
Children of Allen Hamrick and wife, Susanna McSwain : Elphus
married Lucinda Carpenter; second wife, Elizabeth Stroup; third
wife, Eoxanna Jones. Thompson married Martha Grigg; second
wife, Georgianna Grigg. Dillard married Matilda Gardner. Jane
married Phillip Wright, Hannah married Monroe McSwain. Su-
sanna married George Collins. Albert never married. Margaret
never married. Hester never married.
80 History of the Hamrick Generations
CiiArTER 22. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elphiis Hamrick and wife, Lucinda Carpenter: Al-
bert married xVmanda Hendrick. Cleophus married Sarali Hoyle.
Mary married "Wade "Williamson. Susanna married Barnett Mc-
Swain. Vianna married William Grig-g. Alplionso married .
Children of Elphus Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Stroup : Vader
married Henr}^ Cabiness.
Chapter 23. Seventh Generation.
Children of Dillard Hamrick and wife, Matilda Gardner: Edgar
married Olive Gardner. Julia married Bylus E. Gardner.
Docia married John H. Lackev. Florence married Preston Costner.
Delia married Grady "Wilson. William S. married Emma Cline.
Lemuel married Edith Smith. Clifton never married. Mary Jane
never married. Vangie married Grady Smith. Ruby not married.
Bivie not married.
CiiArxER 2-1. SixtJi Generatio}i.
Children of Thompson Hamrick and wife, Essie Stone: William
x\ndrew married Cordelia Hicks, John . Harvey .
CiiAPTEE 25. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Andrew and wife, Cordelia Hicks: Mary
Etta married Richard Anthony. Essie never married.
Chapter 26. Seventh Generation.
Children of 'rhom})Son Hamrick ;iiid wife, Martha Grigg: Clcary
married Joshua Wright. .Minnie never married. Jasper never
Children of Thompson Hamrick and wife, Georgianna Grigg:
Beuna not married. Loyd not married. Posey not married. Dimsey
Chapter 27. Seventh Generation.
Children of riiillip Wi'ight and wife, .lane ILinirick: David
History of the Hamkick Generations 81
married Pantha Hamrick. Jane married Clifton McSwain. Thomas
married Elizabeth Beam. Susanna married Sylvanuus Grigg, Ellen
married Albert Seism. Hannah Marc-aret married William Williams,
Chapter 28. Seventh Generation.
Children of Monroe McSwain and wife, Hannah Hamrick : Nancy
married Monroe Wright. Effie never married. Henry not married.
Julia not married. Maggie not married. Eva not married. Allen
Chapter 29. Fifth Generation.
Children of Elijah Hamrick and wife, Mary McSwain: William
married Jane McSwain. Samuel married Penina McSwain. David
married Sarah Hamrick. James married Mary McSwain. Elijah
married Hannah Hamrick. Marv married George McSwain, second
husband, John McSwain. Judith married William McSwain. Eliz-
abeth married David McSwain. One infant.
Children of Elijah Hamrick and wife, Margaret McSwain: George
Robinson married Rebecca Hamrick; second wife, Sarah Matheney;
third wife, Elvira Hamrick. Johnothan McSwain married Elizabeth
Hamrick. Catherine married Berry Hamrick. K^ancy married John
Judson Jones. Reuben married Jane Pinson ; second wife, Phoebia
Hamrick. Sarah married Charles Jefferson Hamrick. Jane mar-
ried Drury Harrell. John never married. Rebecca never married.
Chapter 30. Sixtlt Generation.
Children of William Hamrick and wife, Jane McSwain: Elijah
married Catherine Bridges. James married Susanna Wright. Samuel
married Lettie Durham. David married Caroline Hardin. Drury
Dobbins married Sara Hardin. Doctor Abram F. married Susanna
Jones. Thomas never married.
Chapter 31. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah Hamrick and wife, Catherine Bridges : Samuel
married Alice Blanton. Doctor married Nancy Blanton. Caleb
82 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Viola Robbins. Amanda married Elijah Webb; second
husband, Perry Humphries. Docia married Perry Holland. Ollie
married Demus Blanton. Patience not married.
Chapter 32. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Hamrick and wife, Susanna Wright : Carva
married Priscilla Owens. Alonzo Oliver married Ollie Green. Lu-
cindy married William Burns. Patience married Edmond L. Jen-
kins. Victoria married Joseph Wilson. Callie married Jesse Owen ;
second husband, Martin Hunnicutt. MoUie married Crayton Green;
second husband, Martin Hunnicutt. Johnnie married Luther Ham-
rick. Sumetress married Clavton Wiji'pins.
Chapter 33. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drury Dobbins Hamrick and wife, Sarah Hardin:
Clementine married Francis IsTewman Gardner.
Chapter 34. Seventh Generation.
Children of David Hamrick and wife, Caroline Hardin : Jane
married Jesse Whitston Bridoes. Hessentine married James Frank-
Chapter 35. Seventli Generation.
Children of Doctor Abram F. Hamrick and wife, Susanna Jones:
Laura married J. P. D. Withrow. Blaucli Diarried Theodoro Heaf-
ner. Carrie married William Thomas Calton.
Chapter 3G. Seventh Generation.
Cliildren of Samuel Hamrick and wife, Peninah McSwain : Wil-
liam Aseph married Louisa Jane Borders. James Madison married
Frances Grubbs. Samuel married Margaret Glover. David Jones
married Angelinc Rodgers. John never married. Sarah never
married. One infant.
History of the Hameick Generation's 83
Chapter 37. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Hamrick and wife, Lettie Durliam : Clinton
. Exenoplian . Missouri
Chapter 38. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Aseph Hamrick and wife, Louisa Jane Bor-
ders: John Leon married Susanna Hawks; second wife, Bessie
McEntire. Alfred married Alice Hartsfield. Jesse W. married
Hattie Lia-htsev. Jane married Adam Hartsfield. Susanna married
Joseph Walker. Walter married Euth Hawks. Mary married
Letworth. Sarah Jane married Perry Boseymon.
Chapter 39. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Madison Hamrick and wife, Frances GruLbs:
Lela married Thomas McClellan. Rebecca married Ruphus Mc-
Clellan. Jane married Lawrence McClellan. Franklin married
Lillie Sledge. Charles not married. Emma not married. Sadie
Chapter 40. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Hamrick and wife, Margaret Glover: Su-
sanna married Lee Mills. Lillie married — Luddington; second
husband, Jesse Breedlove. Willie — — . Mollie married
Glidwell. Jesse married Johnson. Henry
. John . Lee .
Chapter 41. Seventh Generation.
Children of David Jones Hamrick and wife, Angeline Rodgers :
Minnie married Avie Henderson. Edgie married Mitchell Hender-
son. Burwell married Clara Ward. Doctor Oliver married Maudie
Bishop. Ada married Stover Walker. Benjamin married Susanna
Turner. Thomas never married. Ellen never married. Letitia
never married. Doctor Bascomb never married. Turner never
married. Xellie never married. Lawyer never married. Ellis not
84 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 42. Sixth Generation.
Children of David Hamrick and wife, Sarali Hamrick: Perry
married Roxanna Hamrick. Hannali married George McSwain;
second husband, James Hawkins. Judith married Joseph Price.
Martha never married.
Chapter 43. Seventh Generation.
Children of Perrv Hamrick and wife, Roxanna Hamrick: Per-
melia married Madison Brooks. Docia married Preston Hawkins.
Chapter 44. Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph Price and wife, Judith Hamrick: Mary
married Hamrick McSwain.
Chapter 45. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Hamrick and wife^ Mary ]\lcS\vain : William
married Sylvira Ledbetter; second wife, Sarah Champion. Elijah
married Elizabeth ]\IcSwniii. Joseph married Lucretia Jolley. Isaac
married Silveraney Jolley. Abram married Nancy McSwain. James
Louis married Sarali McSwain. Thomas married Elmina Matheney ;
second wife, Margaret McSwain. Julia Ann married Thomas Love-
lace. Mary Jane married George Champion. Sarah married George
Champion. Rebecca married Thomas McSwain. Louisa married
William Harrell ; second husband, Perry Lovelace (no children).
Susanna married Gilead Green. Einiline married Ambrose Mc-
Swain. Roxanna married Perrv Hamrick. David never married.
Chapter 4G. Seventh Generalioii.
Children of Elijali Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth jNEcSwain: Sam-
uel married Vianna Padgett. ]\rary married John Stewart.
Chapter 47. Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph Hamrick ami wife, Lucretia Jolloy: Joanna
History of the Hamrick Geis^erations 85
married Austin Turner. Marv Elizabeth never married. Charles
Chapter 48. Seventh Ge^ieration.
Children of Isaac Hamrick and wife, Silveraney Jollev: James
Thomas married Julia Blanton. One infant.
Chapter 49. Seventh Generation.
Children of Abram Hamrick and wife, jSTancy ]\IcSwain : Oliver
Abram married Julia Blanton. James Louis married Sarah Blanton.
]\Iartha married John Blanton; second husband, William Jasper
Jones. Julia married James Withrow. Elijah married Alda Put-
nam. Roxanna married Elam McKinnev. Hannah. married Chivus
Gettys. Eva married George Putnam. Pinkney never married. Mary
Chapter 50. Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas McSwain and wife, Rebecca Hamrick : Alice
married David Richard McSwain. Henry married Xancy Xeal.-
Blanch never married.
Chapter 51. Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Hamrick and wife, Elmina Mathenev: John
married Ella Stockton. Panthia married David Wright. Jame
Chapter 52. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Louis Hamrick and wife, Sarah McSwain:
Brunitia married John Moore. Cora married Asa Lovelace; second
husband, Perry Humphries.
Chapter 53. Sixth Generation.
Children of Elijah Hamrick and wife, Hannal; Hamrick: Noah
married Mary Xarcissus Hamrick. Wiley married Matilda Green.
Elijah married Patheney Green. Margaret married Jesse J. Mc-
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History of the Hamkick Geijerations 87
Murry. Saraii married Joseph Green. JSTancy never married. Jane
never married. Andrew Jackson never married. David never mar-
ried. Perry never married.
Chapter 5-i. Seventh Generation.
Children of Xoah Hamrick and wife, Mary ITarcissus Hamrick:
Carvus married Amanda Lovelace. Wellington married Beufer
McCraw. Galena married Thomas Jolley. Essie married Everett
Goode. Pinkney married Eosanna Lee. Jasper not married.
Chapter 55. Seventh Generation.
Children of Wiley Hamrick and wife, Matilda Green: Duke
married Ida Holland.
Chapter 56. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah Hamrick and wife, Patheney Green: Bruno
Chapter 57. Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph Green and wife, Sarah Hamrick: Solon
married Catherine Hamrick. Andrew Jackson married Permelia
Green. Patience married George Green McSwain. Charles Jefferson
Chapter 58. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jesse J. McMurrv and wife, Margaret Hamrick:
Andrew Simeon married Irene Suttle. Avery Winslow married Cora
Willis. Hannah married Honey Illiff Washburn.
Chapter 59. Sixth Generation.
Children of George Robertson Hamrick and wife, Rebecca Ham-
rick : Sarah Ann Margaret never married. !Nancy Jane never
Children of George Robertson Hamrick and wife, Elvira Hamrick :
Drury Pleasant married Susanna Hamrick. Burton married Florence
88 History of the Hamrick Generations
Dickson. William Glintou married Elizabeth Lee. Clearendy mar-
ried Green Gold Lovelace. Mary Alice married Amose Wright
McSwain. Rockaney married Wesley Lee. Piukney never married.
Chapter 60. Sixth Generation.
Children of Jonathan McSwain Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth
Hamrick : George Pinkney married Sarah Anthony. Charles Elam
married Eugenia Pruett. Margaret married Junius Costner Love-
lace. Hannah married David Scruggs. Rosanna married Moses
Wood. James Crowder never married. Melton Webb never mar-
ried. Asburv never married. Eunice never married. John Syl-
vanus never married. Sara Lucindy never married. Loueasy
married James Pruett (no children).
Chapter 61. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Pinkney Hamrick and wife, Sarah Anthony:
Earl married Adele Geier.
Chapter 62. Seventh Generation. .
Children of Charles Elam Hamrick and wife, Eugenia Pruett:
Jonothan married Mississippi Jones; second wife, Bertha Davis.
Clyde married Daisy Green. Eunie married Lenora Hopper. Dollie
married Robert Stover. Clarence married Ida Jones.
Chapter 63. Sixth Generation.
Children of John Jndson Jones and wife, jSTancy Hamrick : Cyn-
thia Catherine never married. Elijah Edmon married Eunice Har-
din. William Asburv married Sarah Moore. Reuben married Ma-
remley Kirljy; second wife, Laura Lee. Drury Pinkney married
Sarali INfcDaniel. Josic Gilbert married Sarah Harrcll ; second wife,
Sarah Elizabeth Davis. Liddie Jane married Eli Davis; second
husband, Oliver Ilaynes. John Kondrick married Roseline Mc-
Daniel; second Avife, Bernice I^owery. Stephen Collins married
Eunice Wilson Jones. Leander Judson married Margaret Allen;
second wife, Lucindy Brown; third wife, Ida Short; fourth wife,
History of the Hamrick Generations 89
Sarah Frady. Joseph ISTewton married Elizabeth Quiun. John
Ezell never married. Alvie Alexander never married.
Chapter 64, Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah Edmon Jones and wife. Eunice Hardin: John
Jesse married Victoria Webb. Columbus xVlexander married Mindia
Bridfi-es. Laura Etta never married, Fannie Roxanna married
Thomas Murk. Hannah Margaret married John Skinner. William
Wesley married Flora Bailej. jSFancy Loueasy married Willie Owens.
Mary Catherine married Colon Wright. George Lee married Mary
Philbeck. Zillie Jane married Cicero Melton. Lenna Elizabeth
married John Wilson. Joseph not married.
Chapter 65. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Asburv Jones and wife, Sarah Moore : John
Blanton married ISTancy Brown ; second wife, Darcus Stegall. James
Clarence married Ida Hamrick. Sarah Elendcr married George
Lookadoo Pruett. Eulter Mathue married Alice Blanton. William
Sylvannus married Frances Fulton. Horace Columbus married Ma-
mie Bridges. Georgia Mozell married John Davis. Farmer ]\Ioore
never married. Manervey Catherine never married. Colton El-
dridge married Bessie Warren. Xancy not married.
Chapter 66. Seventh Generation.
Children of Eeuben Wilson Jones and wife, Maremley Kirby:
IN^ancy Caroline married Hugh C. Wray. Susanna Catherine mar-
ried Allen Eobert Kelley. Thomas Henry married Pearl Smith.
John never married.
Chapter 67. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drury Pinkney Jones and wife, Sarah McDaniel :
Charles x\lexander married Bell Hollifield ; second wife, Emma E.
Knowles. Sidney Crowder married Sarah Sparks. Berry Austin
married ISTolie Wilson. Eliza never married. Luln Eetta married
William Hollifield. John Cravton not married.
90 History of the Hamrick Generatioi^s
Chapter 68. Seventh Generation.
Children of Josie Gilbert Jones and wife, Sarah Harrell : George
Batie married Bell Wray. l^athaniel Louis married Clara Berry;
second wife, Lela McMellon. Mississippi married Jonothan Hamrick.
Essie Estella married Flay Green. Ella L. married James Workman.
Addie not married. Ada Lee never married. Seven infants.
Chapter 69, Seventh Generation.
Children of Eli Davis and wife, Liddie Jane Jones: Monroe
married Queen Victoria Gibbs. Cicero married Pansy Allen. Hester
married Lawson Melton.
Chapter 70. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Kendrick Jones and wife, Roseline McDaniels:
Leroy Hampton married Missouri Rodgers. Landrum Decatur mar-
ried Loney Moore.
Children of John Kendrick Jones and wife. Bernice Lowerv:
Ora not married. Straucey Catherine not married.
Chapter 71. Seventh Generation.
Children of Stephen Collis Jones and wife, Eunice Wilson Jones :
Hilda Jane married Doctor Seaton Jones. Elisha Edgar married
Effie Hamrick; second wife, Lillie Wall. Silas Gold married Lillie
Smith. John Alvie married Lillie Benton. Nancy Priscilla mar-
ried Durant Pressley. Lawrence Wclborn married Ola Rumfelt.
Joseph Benjamin Llall married Polly Pressley.
Chapter 72. Seventh Generation.
Cliildren of Leandcr Jud:;on Jones and wife, Lucindy Brown:
Minnie Lee married John Terry. Georgeanna married Archie ISTew-
man. John Judson married Fannie ISTcblett. Four infants.
Children of Leander Judson Jones and wife, Ida Short: Claud
married Matilda Sauter. Lula May not married. Joseph not
married. Novella not married. Ella not married.
History of the Hamrick GEXERATioisrs 91
Chapter 73. Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph IsTewton Jones and wife, Elizabeth Quinn:
Thomas Judson married Lillie Goode. Clara married Landrum
Collins. Bernard B. married Carroll Jane ISTanney. Susanna Bell
married Chivus Earley. Delois married Fredrick Jones.
Chapter 74. Sixth Generation. ^
Children of Beuben Hamrick and wife, Phoebia Hamrick : Charles
Clingman married Maggie Wilson. Snsanna married George Cham-
pion McSwain. Sarah married Leander Sheppard Hamrick.
Chapter 75. Seventh Generation.
Children of Charles Clinginan Hamrick and wife, Maggie Wilson :
Fuller married Pauline Olive. Gertrude married Peter Grigg. Oren
Chapter 76. Sixth Generation.
Children of Drury Harrell and wife, Jane Hamrick: Louisa
Elizabeth married Sidney Hill Hamrick. Eliza married Willard
Winslow Washburn. Roseline married Chauncy Abram Washburn.
Chapter 77. Fifth Generation.
Children of John Hamrick and wife, Barbara Maruney : Edmond
married ISTancv Bostic. Robert married Hannah Dobbins. Jane
married Thomas Pruett. Jesse never married. Martin never mar-
ried. Rebecca never married.
Chapter 78. Sixth Generation.
Children of Edmon Hamrick and wife, JSTancy Bostic: Drury
married Ammie McKinnev. William married Jane Hamrick. Ches-
lev married Matilda O'Neal ; second wife, Nancv Walker : third
wife, Sarah Ann Green. Elizabeth married John McKinney. Sarah
married John McSwain. iJ^arcissus married Martin Weathers. Eu-
nice married Berrv Green.
92 HlSTOEY OF THE HaMRICK GeXERATIONS
Chapter 79. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drury Hamrick and wife, Ammie McKinney : Mary
Ann married Eicliard Cogdell ; second husband, Perry Cogdell. Julia
Ann married William Jasper Jones (no children). Biddie Ann
married Thomas Buchannan. ^lartha Ann never married.
Chapter 80. Seventh Generation.
Children of Chesley Hamrick and wife, Nancy Walker : Edmond
married Carolina Hamrick. ]\[artha married Lawson Brooks. Brv-
son married Eliza Barnett. Lucindy married James Green. Eliz-
abeth married John Nolan. Drury married Susanna Stroup. John
Children of Chesley Hamrick and wife, Sarah Ann Green : Ko-
sanna married John Morrow. Dovie married John Quinn Padgett.
Chapter 81; Sixth Generation.
Children of Robert Hamrick and wife, Hannah Dobbins : James
Louis married Elizabeth Hamrick. Robert Benson married Emiline
Home. Cook married Louisa Jane Dobbins. Thomas married Mary
Earl (no children). Emiline Rencie married Isam Home, Rachael
Chapter 82. Seventh Generation.
Children of Cook Hamrick and wife, Louisa Jane Dobbins : Barney
Mc^Iahan married Caroline Henrv, James Marcillus married Ma-
mie Eli. McLauton married Josic Wright. Octavia married James
Louis Hamrick. Luvenia married Braxton Wall. Dora married
George Dobson. Erances Marion married Mollie Freeman. Lenna
married Haney. Prerarie never married.
Chapter 83. Seventh Generation.
Children of Isam Home and wife, Emiline Rencie Hamrick:
1'liomas married Eliza Price. Susanna married James Canipe.
Carrie married Evens Chitwood. Missouri married George Horton.
History of the Hamrick Gexeeatioxs 93
Braxton married Sarah Bostic. Josepli married Susanna- Crow.
John never married.
Chapter 84. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Louis Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick:
Albert married Phoebia Wammock. James Louis married Octavia
Hamrick. Cicero married Sarah Smilev.
Chapter 85. Seventh Generation.
Children of Robert Hamrick and wife, Emiline Home : Landrum
married Martha Davis. Martha married John Davis. Hannah
married Curtis Wall. Julia married Andrew McGinnis. Alfie
married Monroe Hollifield. Malindy never married.
Chapter 86. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Hamrick and wife, Jane Hamrick: Asa
married Caroline Bridges (no children). ISTancy Susanna married
Wiley Bridges ; second husband, Chesley Bostic.
Chapter 87. Seventh Generation.
Children of Wiley Bridges and wife, aSTancy Susanna Hamrick:
Joseph Suttles married Alice Hamrick.
Chapter 88. Seventh Generation.
Children of John McKinney and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick : Xar-
cissus married Louis Scoggins. Martha married Alonzo Rollins.
Josiah Durban never married.
Chapter 89. Seventh Generation.
Children of Martin Weather and wife, jSTarcissus Hamrick : Glover
married Eunice Quinn ; second wife, Sara Ann Green. ISTancy mar-
ried Alfred Hamrick. Priscilla married William Boswell McSwain.
Laura married Hamilton Jenkins ; second husband, Albert Cicero
Bridges. John married Annie Wall. Willis Monroe married Sarah
94 History of the Hamrick Generations
Blanton; second wife, Millie Green. Rebecca married Columbus
McCraw. Charles married Cyntbis Barnett.
Chapter 90. Seventh Generation.
Children of Berry Green and wife, Eunice Hamrick : John mar-
ried Hesentine Cudd. Boxanna married Bryson Green. George
Thomas married Judia Cleary. Dora Jane married Hackett Wall.
Harvey Hatcher married Jane Lee. James Andrew never married.
Chapter 91. Sixth Generation.
Children of Thomas Pruett and wife, Jane Hamrick: William
married Adeline Webb. John married Susanna Holland. Perrv
married Susanna Earl. Wilej- S. married Hannah Earl. Thomas
married Mary Hughes (no children). James Crowder married Mary
Jolley. Almedia married Alfred Turner (no children). Jane never
married. Lucindy never married.
Chapter 92. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Pruett and wife, Adeline Webb : John mar-
ried Sarah Beam.
Chapter 93. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Pruett and wife, Susanna Holland: Perry
Henderson married Hannah Lovelace. Lemuel M. married Maggie
Shaw. James L. married Louise Hamrick ; second wife, Ella Kirby.
Thomas married Maggie Sperlin. Greenberry B. married Maggie
Sperlin. Permelia married James Louis Lovelace. Eugenia married
Charles Elam Hamrick, Gold Griffin never married. Sarah never
married. Doctor Melvin never married.
Chapter 94. Seventh Generation.
Children of Wiley Pruett and wife, Hannah Earl: John Jethro
married Elizabeth Green. Elizabeth Jane married Ruphus Pinkney
Weathers. George Lookadoo married Susanna Blanton; second wife,
Sara Ellender Jones. Jefferson Davis married Etta Tate. Madison
HiSTOKT OF THE HaMKICK GejN^ERATIONS 95
D. married Eliza Griffin. Eoxanna married George Washington
Lovelace. Alice Docia married Thomas Plonk.
Chapter 95. Seventh Generation.
Children of Crowder Pruett and wife, Mary Jolley: James
Crowder married Patience Tate. Almedia married Oliver ISTewton
Hamrick (no children). Dora married James Lee McSwain. Rose-
line married Landrum Jolley. Thomas never married. Jesse never
married. Essie never married.
Chapter 96. Seventh Generation.
Children of Perry Pruett and wife, Susanna Earl: Thomas
Newton married Francis Beheeler; second wife, Ada Home; third
wife, Fannie Hamrick. Rachael Jane married Gilead Green. Wil-
liam Cicero married Maggie Fei^gusson. Francis Marion married
Chapter 97. Fifth Generation.
Children of Reuben Hamrick and wife, Hannah McSwain : George
married Mary Hamrick. William married Martha McSwain. Asa
married Drucindy Bridges ; second wife, Mary Hughes. Berry
married Catherine Hamrick ; second wife, Celia Pannell ; third wife,
Delphia Hardin. Xarcissus married James Green. Rebecca married
Elias Green. Judith married James Lovelace. Mary married Louis
McSwain. Elizabeth married Jonothan McSwain Hamrick. Sarah
Chapter 98. Sixth Generation.
Children of George Hamrick and wife, Mary Hamrick: Amos
married Judy Allen. Doctor ISToah married Eliza Matheney ; second
wife, Evelyne Blanton. Elias married Ivucindy Wilkie. Green-
berry married Mary Owen. Jahue married Elizabeth Green. Eli
married Sarah Anne Green. Hannah married Isaac Hollifield.
Sarah Minervia married John Green. Jayson married Sarah Anne
Blanton. Wiley married Sarah Matheney. John Landrum never
married. Archibald never married. Louis never married.
96 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 99. Seventh Generation.
Children of Amos Hamrick and wife, Judia Allen: JSTorman
married Elizabeth Dedmon. Mary married Alcie Green Randall.
John never married.
Chapter 100. Seventh Generation.
Children of Doctor ISToah Hamrick and wife, Eliza Matheney:
Elizabeth never married.
Children of Doctor Xoah Hamrick and wife, Evelyne Blanton:
Sarah married Pinkney Bridges. George married Josephine Blanton.
Elijah married Effie Goforth. Arrie married Shaw Eandall. Charles
married Minnie Walker. Claudie married Shaw Randall. Ida mar-
ried Thomas Goforth. Clyde married Maudie Hambright. Blanch
married Beaufort Randall. Howard not married Corene not mar-
Chapter 101. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elias Hamrick and wife, Eucindy Wilkie : Panthia
married Shaw Randall. Eliza married Mascoe Wease. Ola married
ISToah Green. George married Maggie Beam. Emiline married
Charles Dobbins. Mattie married Josej^h Blanton.
Chapter 102. Seventh Generation.
Children of Greenberry Hamrick and wife, Mary Owens: Wiley
married Martha Baily. Luther married Permelia McKinney ; second
wife, Johnnie Hamrick; third wife. Susanna Webb.
CiiAi'TEU 103. Seventh Generaliun.
Children of Jeheu Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Green: James
Louis married Josie Bridges. Greenberry married Nancy Green,
^lary married Milas Hawkins. iNTancy Jane married Edgar Holli-
field. Asa married Eva Padgett. Crayton married Ella Lanchaster.
Gilford married ^^faudie Cole. Edith married Seth Hamrick. Lemuel
Eli never married. One infant.
History of the Hamrick Gexeratioxs 97
Chapter 104. Seventh Generation.
Children of Eli Hamrick and wife, Sarah Ann Green: Jane
married George Hill. Seth married Edith Bostic ; second wife, Edith
Hamrick. David married Lula Eobbins. Margaret married Leander
Bnrns ; second husband, George Hill. Hannah Sarah never married.
Chapter 105. Seventh Generation.
Children of Isaac Hollifield and wife, Hannah Hamrick: Edgar
married Allie Allen ; second wife, Xancy Jane Hamrick.
Chapter 106. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Green and wife, Sarah Minervia Hamrick :
Xoah married Ora Hamrick. Eoxanna married George Blanton;
second husband, Andrew Higgins. Marenda married. William James.
Hannah married Joseph Brooks. Monroe married Savannah Turner.
Luther married Laura Harvey. Asa married Susanna Higgins.
Chapter 107. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jason Hamrick and wife, Sarah Ann Blanton : Nancy
married Frankin Blanton.
Chapter 108. Seventh Generation.
Children of "Wiley Hamrick and wife, Sarah Ann Matheney :
Roxanna married George Hill.
Chapter 109. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Hamrick and wife, Martha McSwain : Cassie
married David Oliver Green.
Chapter 110. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Green and wife, Xarcissus Hamrick: Elias
married Rebecca Rollins. Rueben married Judith Green. George
married Martha Rollins ; second wife, Elizabeth McKinney ; third
wife, Eliza Black. Ewell married Catherine Green. Xoah married
98 History of the Hamrick Generations
ISTancy Cawliqrne. Asa married Millie Green. Berry married Jane
Owens. James Moore married Hannah McSwain. Elizabeth mar-
ried Jaheu Hamrick. William married Rebecca Champion; second
wife, l^ancy Green. Judith married Benjamin Franklin McSwain.
ISTancj married Martin Earl. Edmond never married. Hannah
never married. One infant.
Chapter 111. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elias Green and wife, Rebecca Rollins : Bryson
married Roxanna Green; second wife, Susanna Allison. Malissa
married Richard Jolley, Jane married Edley Jolley. Cordelia mar-
ried William Hicks; second husband, Louis Hamrick, Malindy
married David Hamrick Moore. Webb married Ella Elliott. Hill
married Ella Wilson. Doctor married Susanna Bridges. Monroe
married Mittie Cleary. James married Ada Reace.
Chapter 112. Seventh Generation.
Children of Reuben Green and wife, Judith Green: ISFoali mar-
ried Fannie Pearson; second wife, Margaret Hamrick; third wife.
Patience Bridges. Joseph married Ricey Gatheria Hamrick. John
married Lucindy Green ; second wife, ]\fary Green ; third wife,
J^ancy Byers, Judith married Willis Green, Pathenia married
Elijah Hamrick. Hesentine married Berry Ezell McSwain. Han-
nah never married.
Chapter 113. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Green and wife, Martha Rollins: Jefferson
Wright married Susaima Jolley. Noah married Jane Bridges (no
children), Rebecca married /ecli;iri;ili Dobbins Harrell, Marion
never married. Ellen never married. Adeline ne\er married. Nar-
cissus never married.
Chapter 114. Seveiith Generation.
Children of Berry Green and wife, Jane Owens: Zorah married
History of the Hamrick Generations 99
James Collins. Martha married Elislia Hinson. James Willis
married Cora Scruggs. Mary Ellen never married.
Chapter 115. Seventh Generation.
Children of Asa Green and wife, Millie Green: Ida married
Chapter 116. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Moore Green and wife, Hannah McSwain:
Gilead married Eachael Jane Pruett; second wife, Susannah Ham-
rick. Eeuben married Catherine Murrell. Preston married Sarah
Hopper. Senith married William jSTeal; second husband, Ruphus
Chapter 117. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Green and wife, Rebecca Champion : James
married Lucindy Hamrick. Dixon married Rebecca Green. Roda
married Thomas Blanton, Xaiicy married Benjamin Justice. George
Children of William Green and wife, ISTancy Green: Willis
married Marv Ann Green. Jane married Asa Green. Rebecca
married Jacob Tate; second husband, Williamson Brindell. Cleo
married William Glasgow. Hannah married Joseph Robertson.
Chapter 118. Seventh Generation.
Children of Martin Earls and wife, Xancy Green : Willis married
Cora Scruggs. Xarcissus married Elijah Ledbetter. William mar-
ried Mary Ramsey. Elizabeth married James Colver Green. Rosilla
married Robert Padgett.
Chapter 119. Slxtli Geyieration.
Children of Elias Green and wife, Rebecca Hamrick: Benjamin
married Susanna Elmore. Reuben married Jane Scruggs. Berry
married Eunice Hamrick. Albert married Mary Jane Washburn ;
second wife, Zulia Durham. Thomas married Susanna McSwain.
100 History of the Hamrick Generations
Judith married Volney Goode. Hannah married James Wood. Dru-
cindv married John Green. Jonothan married Louisa Wood. Sarah
married David Scruggs. Mary never married. Harvey never mar-
Chaptek 120. Seventh Generation.
Children of Albert Green and wife, Mary Jane Washburn : Cora
Chapter 121. Seventh Generation.
Children of Eeuben Green and wife, Jane Scruggs : Toliver mar-
ried Johnnie Burge. Robert Lee married Elizabeth Jollev. Jonothan
married Blanch Hamrick. Seaton married Susanna Canton. Mur-
phy married Erie Pearson, Permelia married Andrew Green. Kan-
sas married Chivus Bridges. Volnev never married. Albert never
married. Two infants.
Chapter 122. Seventh Generation.
Children of Volnev Goode and wife, Judith Green: Oscar mar-
ried ^olla Pope. Ollie married Franklin Weathers. Elsie married
Eex McCraw. Charles married Susanna Wilson; second wdfe, Pa-
tience Tate. Eunice married ClufF McSwain. Tony married Ernest
Burton Lovelace. George married Julia Painter. Thomas married
Chapter 123. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Wood and wife, Hannah Green : Moses mar-
ried Eosanna Hamrick; second wife, Eosanna Ledbetter. Eunice
married Gabriel Ellis. Mary Susanna married William Skinner.
Eebecca married Aaron Eeuben Hamrick. Three infants.
Chapter 124. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jonothan Green and wife, Louisa Wood : Ida married
John Pruett. Docia married Plate Brooks. Eebecca married Law-
rence Eollins. Willard married Dovia Scoggins. Melvin married
Lillio Bland. Essie never married.
History of the Hamrick Generations 101
Chapter 125. Seventh Generation.
Cliildreii of Benjamin Green and wife, Susanna Elmore: Octavia
married George Hawkins. Penina married George ]\Iatheney. Mary
Jane married Drurv Dobbins Hamrick.
Chapter 126. Sixth Generation.
Children of Asa Hamrick and wife, Drucindy Bridges: Aaron
Eeuben married Massie Bvers : second wife, Rebecca Wood. Jabez
married Martha Durham ; second wife, Kisiah McDaniel ; third wife,
Mahalie Surratt. Drury Joseph married Elizabeth Xicholson. Dr.
Timmons Greenberry married Cora Lovelace; second wife, Mary
Harrell. Rosanna married Capt. Oliver Holland. Hannah Sarah
married David Matheney. Cordelia married Asa Monroe Lovelace.
Susanna never married. Cynthia never married.
Chapter 127. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jabez Hamrick and wife, Martha Durham : Thedocia
married Marida White. Susanna married Drury Pleasant Hamrick.
Edwin B. married Ocie Foy Hamrick.
Chapter 128. Seventh Generation.
Children of Aaron Reuben Hamrick and wife, Massie Bvers:
Brodus married Antonnettie Bridges. Missouri married James IMc-
Swain. Susanna Veltazer married Asbury Webb. Georgie not
Chapter 129. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drury Joseph Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Xicholson :
Clarence married Myrtle Hamrick. Blanch married Jonas Green.
ifiTancy married John Cash. Bertha married Julius Davis. Maudie
married ISv'ebbet Kendrick. Dr. John A. married Catherine Kirsli-
tattler. Marv never married. Grace never married.
Chapter 130, Seventh Gerieration.
Children of Capt. Oliver Holland and wife, Rosanna Hamrick :
102 History of the Hamkick Generations
Dr. Bezolan married Lillie Hull. Permelia married John Hopper.
Williamson never married.
Chapter 131. Seventh Generation.
Children of Dr. Timmons Greenberry Hamrick and wife, Cora
Lovelace: Forest Gains married Carrie Thompson. Malgrim Flay
married Maude Michael. Cora Anne not married.
Children of Dr. Timmons Greenberry Hamrick and wife, Mary
Harrell : Timmons Rhoe not married. Asa Harrell not married.
Chapter 132. Fifth Generation.
Children of Samuel Hamrick and wife, Susanna Adams : William
married Narcissus Hughes. Adroniram nian-ied ifancy Dobbins.
Burwell married Nancy Elizabeth Hughes. Asa married Edith
Scoggins ; second wife, Nancy Christmas. Nancy married Starlin
Hughes. Elizabeth married James Louis Hamrick. Susanna mar-
ried Simon Davis. Madeline married Allen Cogdell. Jane married
William Hamrick. Mary never married.
Chapter 133. Sixth Generation.
Children of William nanirick and wife. Narcissus Hughes: Sam-
uel Young married Sarah Turner. Martha Elvira married George
Robertson Hamrick. Mary Narcissus married Noah Haiin-iek. Sarah
married Williamson Lee. Nancy Dianna married Laiidruin L. Smith.
Susauua married Andy Hamrick; second husbaiul, (icoi-gp IJowciis.
Putnam Myers never married. Vestie Victoria nuirried (iencral
Moore. Julia Malindy never married. Margaict June never mar-
ried. Luciiidy never married. William never mari'icd.
Chapter 134. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Young Hamrick and wife, Sarah Turner :
Rush married Etta Putnam. 1 )(ir:i Etta married Thomas Goode.
Boswell Hill married Rilla ]\foore. Thomas Grover married Lottie
Ledbetter. ^fartha Jane married Henry Smith. Louisa Coy mar-
ried Orie Bowens. Claude Franklin married Mont Crawford. Au-
History of the Hamrick Generations 103
gusta Emeline married Bayliis Proctor. Docia Ellen married Jesse
Hawkins. jSTelson never married Kansas never married. Two infants.
Chapter 135. Sixth Generation.
Children of Adronniram Hamrick and wife, I^ancy Dobbins :
William married Margaret McDaniel; second wife, Cora Simmons.
Martha married Thomas Canady (no children). Almedia married
William McDaniel. Kisiah married Thomas Thombs; second hus-
band, James Green. Vinson Dobbins married Mary Jane Green.
Louis married Lettie Wammac. Albert married Julia Webb.
Chaptee 136. Seventh Generation.
Children of William McDonniel and wife, Almedia Hamrick:
Monroe married Ada Moore. Burrus married Lucindy Williamson.
Madison married Edith Helton. Dollie married Robert Carroll.
Julius married Ida Moore. Cantus married Florence Griffin. Sarah
married Alonzo Bostic. Essie married Garland Shull. Zulia mar-
ried John Carroll. Joseph Crayton never married. One infant.
Chapter 137. Seventh Generation.
Children of Vinson Dobbins Hamrick and wife, Mary Jane Green :
Gallena married Millard Fisher. Cletus married Callie Free. Su-
sanna married Coran Hardin. Oscar married Dovie Canady. Alonzv
married Carrie McSwain. Elsie married Herbert Smith. Carrujs
married Ada Wells. Vallie married Webb Lookado. Howard never
married. Walter not married. Mamie not married.
Chapter 138. Seventh Generation.
Children of Albert Hamrick and wife, Julia Webb : George
Pinkney married Xancy Smith. I^ancy married James Brown.
Lishie not married. Eussell not married. Mary never married.
Chapter 139. Sixth Generation.
Children of Burwell Hamrick and wife, ISTancy Elizabeth Hughes:
104 History of the Hamrick Generations
Hill married Eunice Jane McSwain. Landrum never married. James
never married. Mary Jane never married.
Chaptee 140. Seventh Generation.
Children of Hill Hamrick and wife, Eunice Jane McSwain : John
Landrum married Docia Green. Gidnev married Ida Harrell. An-
drew Miller married Elizabeth Green. Thomas Burwell married
Margaret Blanton ; second wife, Hester Green. David married Bell
Wood. Solon married Cora Beam. George married Cleopatra Mc-
Swain. Elsie married William Bridges. Leander married Lena
Spratt. Broadus not married. Hannah not married.
Chapter 141. Sixth Generation.
Children of Asa Hamrick and wife, Edith Scoggins : Terpin
Goode married Sarah Jane Baber. Louise married Louis Doggett.
Lafa^'^ette married Elizabeth Moore. John married Emma McDon-
Chapter 142. Seventh Generation.
Children of Lafayette Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Moore: Asa
Vance married Emma Hinson. Doctor Louis married Dollie Wom-
mack. John Lafayette married Viola Hardin. ]\Iorris never mar-
ried. Two infants.
Chapter 143. Seventh Generation.
Children of Terpin Goode Hamrick and wife, Mary Jane Baber:
Broadus married Carrie Bergin. Attie married Harris Coifee. Cora
married Bost Dean. Dora married Doctor Crawley. Ezcll married
Ida Hardin. ]\raniie married John Johnston. Earl married Laura
Bell Cash. Agnes married James Baber. Myrtle never married.
Chapter 144. Seventh Gencralion.
Children of John Hami-ii-k and wife, Emma McDaniel: Mamie
married Columbus Pritchard. Penina married Levi Ellis. Elsie
married John Nelson Pritchard. Kebecca married James Dearman.
History of the Hamkick Generation's
EAKLY TYPE OF COTTOX GIN. (SEE PAGE 27)
106 HiSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS
Edith married William Dunn. Asa Alburtie married Mary Carroll.
Mary married Franklin Swann. Bertie married Burleson.
Ocie not married.
Chapter 145. 8eve7ith Generation.
Children of Euphus Doggett and wife, Louise Hamrick : Edith
married Robert GriiRn. I^ancy married Rolley Hardin. Leroy mar-
ried Mattie Sorrells. Ida married Quince Jones. George married
Gatheria Huntley. Cora married Luther Morrow. Durham never
Chapter 146. Sixth Generation.
Children of Starlin Hughes and wife, ISTancy Hamrick: William
married Martha Turner. Jane married ISFelson Watterson. Susanna
married Fennell Patterson. Malindy married Rush Gladden. Eliz-
abeth married William Coggins. McKenzie never married. Julia
never married. Jefferson never married.
Chapter 147. Seventh Generation.
Children of Nelson W^atterson and wife, Jane Hughes : John mar-
ried Elizabeth Howell. Hope married Martha Ware. ]\Iagby mar-
ried Rebecca Howell. Mary married Martin Hicks.
Chapter 148. Seventh Generation.
Children of Ruphus Gladden and wife, Malindy Hughes: James
married Julia Johnston. Clarence married Alma Kerr.
Chapter 149. Seventh Generation.
Ciiildron of Fennell Patterson and wife, Susanna Hughes: Thomas
married Susanna Camp; second wife, Charity Biggerstaif. William
iii;iiri('d Delia Edwards. John married Fannie Wilson. Lemuel mar-
ried J)ocia Smith. Julius married Margaret Morrison. Junie
married Thomas Camp. Mary married John Glover. Docia mar-
ried Grover Howell.
History of the Hamrick Gexeratioxs 107
Chapter 150. Seventh Generation.
Children of Albert Hamrick and wife, Phoebia "Wommack : Bjuum
married Elsie Walker. Eoy married Maggie Shyttle. Hoyel mar-
ried Beula Hoyle. Susanna married Elbert Dobbins. Phoebia mar-
ried Decatur Early. Mary married Oscar Wright. Josie married
Evans Dobbins. Three infants.
Chapter 151. Sixth Generation.
Children of Simon Davis and wife, Susanna Hamrick: Eranklin
married Lucindy Sheppard. Xoah married Ella Robertson. Bryspn
married Ida Inman. Monroe married Dona Davis. Malindv mar-
ried John Moore. Julia never married.
Chapter 152. Sixth Generation.
Children of Allen Cogdell and wife, Madaline Hamrick : Martha
married Crayton Lovelace. Xancy never married. Ensley never
married. Eive infants.
Chapter 153. Fifth Generation.
Children of David Hamrick and wife, Rebecca Raney: Archibal
married Sarah Webb.
Children of David Hamrick and wife, Sarah McSwain : Moore
married Mary Green. Mary married George Hamrick. Elizabeth
married John Matheney. Sarah married David Hamrick. Eliza
married Benjamin Green. Hannah married Elijah Hamrick. Re-
becca married George Robertson Hamrick. Elijah married Millie
McSwain. Judith never married. ISTancv never married.
Chapter 154. Sixth Generation.
Children of Archibal Hamrick and wife, Sarah Webb : James
married Rosanna Lovelace. David married Lucindy Powell. Elijah
married Emiline Webb. Alfred married Xancy Weathers. Nancy
married Peal Canady. Martha married Perry Blanton. Sarah mar-
ried Wiley Lovelace ; second husband, Matthew Sperlin. Mary mar-
108 History of the Hamrick Generations
ried George Matbeney; second liiisband, John Canady. Malissa
married James ISTolan. Rebecca married James Champion. Rose-
anna married Kenneth Blanton. Angaline never married. Elizabeth
Chapter 155. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Hamrick and wife, Rosamia Lovelace: Na-
thaniel Archibald married Hester Melton. Monroe married Effie
Webb. Biddie married Xolvey I^ovelace.
Chapter 156. Seventh Generation.
Children of Alfred Hamrick and wife, Xancy Weathers : Broadus
married Bessie Bailey. George married Gertrude Putnam. Ethel
married George Dover.
Chapter 157. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah Hamrick and wife, Emiline Webb. Christo-
pher married Cordelia McSwain. Xarcissus married George Mc-
Chapter 158, Seventh Generation.
Children of David Hamrick and wife, Lueindy Powell : John B.
married Laura Byers. Louis married Harris Rippy; second wife,
Maggie Dixon. Sarah married McCager Mauney. Carolina mar-
ried Edmond Hamrick. Susanna married John Rippy.
Chapter 159, Seventh Generation.
Children of Peal Canady and wife, !N'ancy Hamrick: Fredrick
married Rosanna Dish. Rody married Perrv Couch. Four infants.
Chapter IGO. Seventh Generation.
Children of Kenneth Blanton and wife, Rosanna Hamrick: Dora
married Joseph Powell. Sarali married Scott McMalian. Hessie
married Scott McMahan. Dovie married Robert Biggerstaff. Hoyle
History of the Hamrick Generations 109
Chapter 161. Seventh Generation.
Children of James ISTolan and wife, Malissa Hamrick: Sarali
married William Joseph Green. Mary married Willis Green. John
married Elizabeth Hamrick. David married Ola Champion.
Chapter 162. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Champion and wife, Eebecca Hamrick: Wil-
liam married Lucindy Johnston. Mary married William Short.
Beattie married Hattie McCoy; second wife. May Davis. George
married Loney Ross. Tishia married Alfred Lindsay. Frankie mar-
ried Phillip Seism.
Chapter 163. Seventh Generation.
Children of Perry Blanton and wife, Martha Hamrick: Joseph
married Mattie Hamrick. Thomas married Ida O'Brien. George
married Lillie Butler. John married Willie Harrell. Elijah mar-
ried Lnla Eandall. Jane married John Harrell. Margaret mar-
ried Thomas Hamrick. Elizabeth never married. Eansom never
Chapter 164. Sixth Generation.
Children of Moore Hamrick and wife, Mary Green: David
married Sarah Moore. Sarah married Eollie Eoberts. ISTancy mar-
ried David Green. Henry married Amanda Holland. Judith mar-
ried Elijah Green. Susanna married Chamber Wood. Aaron
married Susanna Wood. Eliza never married.
Chapter 165. Seventh Generation.
Children of Eollie Eoberts and wife, Sarah Hamrick: William
married Louisa Gillespie. Ezra married Jane Green. Mary Anne
married Eichard Hughes. Xancy married Julius Goode.
Chapter 166. Seventh Generation.
Children of David Hamrick and wife, Sarah Moore: Thomas
married Susanna Jolley. James Marida married Pathenia Hopper.
110 History of the Hameick Generations
Louis married Cordelia Green, Franklin married Susanna Hamrick ;
second wife, Elsie Humphries ; third wife, Susanna Humphries.
•John married Ida Hamrick. Leah Jane married Alvy Jones. Sarah
married Hilary Jollev. Leander married Delia Surratt. Eunice
married William Hawkins. ]\Iary married Moses Scruggs.
Chapter 16Y. Seventh Generation.
Children of Henry Hamrick and wife, Amanda Holland : Gilford
married Tolithia Holland. James married Jane Jolley. Mary
Jane married Jackson Jolley. Martha married Robert Jones.
Charles married Assill McCombs. David never married.
Chapter 168. Seventh Generation.
Children of Aaron Hamrick and wife, Susanna Goode: James
William married Turie Haynes ; second wife, Scruggs.
Chapter 169. Seventh Generation.
Children of Chambers Wood and wife, Susanna Hamrick : Walter
married Susanna Green.
Chapter 170. Fourth Generation.
Children of James Bridges and wife, Rebecca Hamrick : Samuel
married Rebecca Hamrick; second wife, Mollie Hamrick. Aaron
married Sarah Hamrick. John married Elizabeth Bridges, l^ancy
married Price Hamrick. Margaret married George Blanton (no
children). Frankio married Thomas McSwain. Mary married
William McSwain. Phoebia Margaret married Burwell Blanton.
Vianna married Henry I^edbetter. Nancy married Benjamin
Hughes. Burwell married Nancy Elizabeth Harmon. James mar-
ried Elizabeth Hamrick. George married Mary Matheney. Eliza-
beth married William Bridges. Asa never married. Richard never
Chapter 171. Fifth Generation.
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Rebecca Hamrick : Jesse
married Elizabeth Harrell ; second wife, jMalindy Dye.
History of the Hamrick Generations 111
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Mollie Hamrick: John
married Cinthia Jones. Caleb married N"ancy Young. Washington
married Artie Hamrick. Mary married Robbin Green. Sarah mar-
ried Louis Sparks. Susanna married Calvin Sparks. Eeuben married
Cinthia McSwain. Charlotte married Edward Parish Jones. Re-
becca never married. Elizabeth never married.
Chapter 172. Sixth Generation.
Children of Jesse Bridges and wife, Elizabeth Harrell: Samuel
married Marian Pinson; second wife, jSTancy Green. Frankie mar-
ried Marion Hamrick. Elmira married Street Hamrick.
Children of Jesse Bridges and wife. Malindy Dye : Jsse Whitston
married Jane Hamrick. Reuben married Margaret Mauney Gold;
second wife, Alice Washburn. Sarah Jane married William F. Bar-
Chapter 1Y3. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jesse Wliitston Bridges and wife, Jane Hamrick:
Samuel married Aquilla Hamrick. Cicero married Leona Magness.
Charles married Missouri Bridges. Lora married Jesse Blanton;
second husband, Albert Johnston. Clarence married Cleo Washburn.
Summey never married.
Chapter 174. Seventh Generation.
Children of Reuben Bridges and wife, Margaret Mauney Gold :
Robert married ]Srancy Sigmon ; second wife, Laura Lee. Nola
married Oliver Beaty Hamrick. Laura married John Epley Cham-
pion. John married James Stevens. Florence Gaither never mar-
ried. Cora never married.
Chapter 175. Seventh Generation.
Children of William F. Barnett and wife, Sarah Jane Bridges :
Jesse married Eva Wilson. James married Amanda Chitwood. Pan-
thia married Richard Champion. Reuben married Wilma Price.
Marv married Joliii Walker.
112 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 176. Sixth Generation.
Children of John Bridges and wife, Cinthia Jones : Wilson W.
married Louisa Hamrick. Zecheriah married Xancv Hamrick.
Louise married Elijah Reuben Hamrick. Susanna married Crawford
Hamrick. Marion married Sarah Pannell ; second wife, Mary Ann
McDaniel. Madison married Jane Ramsey; second wife, Mary Ann
McPhearson. Edmoud J. married Elizabeth Mitchell Gold; second
wife, Mary L. Baucom. James Monroe married Martha Beam;
second wife. Laura Kendall. Albert married Erslev Pricilla Harrell.
Thomas married Carrie Reaves ; second wife, Lela Dodd. Octavia
married Samuel Auirustus McKinnev. Zulia married William Put-
nam. Louisa married Martin Green. Martha never married.
Chapter 177. Sixth Generation.
Children of Caleb Bridges and wife, Xancy Young: Samuel
married Delphia Hardin, Martha married Robbin Green. Cath-
erine married Eliah Hamrick. Patience married Xoah* Green. Mary
married Berry Lovelace. Lucindy married Willis Green. Rebecca
never married. Rachael Ann never married.
Chapter 178. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Delphia Hardin : James
never married. Sarah Elizabeth married Asa Cicero Hamrick.
Chapter 179. Sixtlt Generation.
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Mary Ann Pinson : Amanda
married Jezebell Lovelace.
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Xancy Green : James
Franklin married Hessentine Hamrick. Charles Monroe married
Susanna Buchannan. Alljert Cicero married Laura Weathers ; second
wife, Susanna Hornc. Roxaiina marriefl Lafavette Earlv.
Children of William Green and wife. Xancy Green: Hannah
married Joseph Robertson. Rebecca married Jacob Tate; second
History of the Hamrick Generations 113
Imsband, Amose Brindell. Jane married Asa Green. Willis mar-
ried Marj Ann Green, Cleo married Sylvanus Glasgow,
Chapter 180, Sixth Generation.
Children of Eobbin Green and wife, Mary Bridges : ISToali married
Sara Ann Dycus. Samuel married iSTarcissns Padgett. William
married Malindy Lovelace, Mary married George Lovelace.
Children of Eobbin Green and wife, Martha Bridges: Junius
Chapter 181. Seventh Generation.
Children of Xoah Green and wife. Sarah Ann Dycus : Chauncy
married Laura Tessineer. Panthia married Enslev Lovelace, Callie
married Martin Ramsey.
Chapter 182. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Green and wife, Malindy Lovelace: Sidney
married Dovie Wright. Calvin married Xancy Hatfield. Edna
married Dora Cogdell ; second wife, Ollie Jones ; third wife, Cath-
erine Bailey. Dorothy married Eobert Butler. Charles never mar-
ried. Marshall Lotian never married.
Chapter 183. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Green and wife, IvTarcissus Padgett : Ellen
married James Bright. Carrie married Smith Bridges. Emeline
married Grayson Walker ; second husband, Achillis Daves. McKin-
sey married Xancy Blankinship. Seth married Georgeanna Bridges.
Belvey never married.
Chapter 184. Seventh Generation.
■Children of George Lovelace and wife, Mary Ann Green: Xolvey
married Biddie Hamrick. James married Susanna Blankinship.
Joseph L. married Ira Wright. Luke married Leckie Wright. Laura
Jane married Richard McEntire. Vandora married Lawson Eodgers.
114 History of the Hamrick Gknerations
Genevia married Robert McEntire. Olavine married Guyman Ray-
Chapter 185. Sixth Generatioii.
Children of Louis Sparks and wife, Sarah Bridges : Andrew
married Martha Sperlin. Caleb married Emily Watson. Ensley
married ^^fattie BiggerstafF. Landrum married Mary Mintz (no
Chapter 18G. Seventh Generation.
Children of Andrew Sparks and wife^ Martha Sperlin : Caleb
married Beula Wall. Sarah married Sidney Jones. Jesse married
Lillie Harrell. Hessie married ]!^oah Patterson Guffey. William
married Pearl . Eannie not married. Callie never married.
Chapter 187. Seventh Generation.
Children of Ansley Sparks and wife, Mattie Biggerstaff : Arthur
married Maybell Montague. John married Floy Hamrick. Thelma
married Lassie Byers. Ella married Ezekiel Fowles. Eva married
Albert Street Green. Lowell married Joseph ]\rartin. Georgie mar-
ried Garrison Edwards. Clarence never married.
Chapter 188. Sixtli Generation.
Cliildren of Calvin Sparks and wife, Susanna Bridges: Jane
married John Cartee. Mary married Xapolcon Boneparto McBrayer.
Merritt never married.
Chapter 189. Seventh Generation.
Children of Xapoleon Boneparto McBrayer and wife, IMary
Sparks: George married J>liziil)otli Brooks, (^hi married Joseph
Owen. Thomas Lorenzo married A'ancy Culbreth. Effie married
Bunyan Henderson. Dovie married Volney Ivu])pe. Bessie married
Aden Hamrick. Etta married Grant Allen. James Calvin married
IS'anzie Brice. John never married. Allicc not married. Lola not
History of the Hamrick Ge^terations 115
Chapter 190. Sixth Generation.
Children of Edward Parish Jones and wife, Charlotte Bridges:
Joseph Hamilton married Susanna Green. Susanna married Doctor
Abram Franklin Hamrick. Biddie married William B. Stroud (no
children). Edmond never married, l^ewton never married. James
Crowder never married. Sarah never married. Jane never married.
Alfred Webb never married. Drurv Dobbins never married.
Chapter 191. Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph Hamilton Jones and wife, Susanna Green:
Foster married May Boston. Vider married Monroe Heafuer. Clyde
married Addie Harrell. Joseph not married.
Chapter 192. Sixth Generation.
Children of Eeuben Bridges and wife, Cinthia Harrell: David
married Celia Davis ; second wife, Ida Philbeck. Jane married J^oah
Green; second husband, Alouzo Rollins.
Chapter 193. Sixth Generation.
Children of "Washing-ton Bridges and wife, Artie Hamrick : Seaton
married Josina ^fcSwain. Wiley married jSTancy Susanna Hamrick.
Thomas married Margarctt Hamrick (no children). Charlotte never
Chapter 194. Seventh Generation.
Children of Seaton Bridges and wife, Josina McSwain : Coleman
married Marland Jenkins. Gerthie married Boneparte Welman.
Ella married William Wright. Minnie not married. Arthur not
married. Xewton not married. Carver not married. Oscar never
married. Albert never married. Collis never married. Annie Bell
never married. Ola never married. Two infants.
Chapter 195. Fifth Generation.
Children of Aaron Bridges and wife, Sarah Hamrick: Drury
quarried Ethie Elwithie Hicks. Timmons married Silveraney Jolley.
116 History of the Hamrick Generations
Eosanna married Osborne Lee. Drucindv married Asa Hamrick.
Pricilla married George Lee.
Chapter 196. Sixth Generation.
Children of Drury Bridges and wife, Ethie Elwithie Hicks : Mary
married Burton Cragg Lovelace. Aaron A. married Matilda Bridges ;
second wife, Alice Justice. Jefferson D. married Lettie Hawkins.
Mattie married Howell Pearson (no children). Kisiah married
Ray Hollifield. Josie married James Louis Hamrick. Joseph S.
married Bessie Lankfort (no children). William P. never married.
Marindy never married. Catherine never married. Essie never
Chapter 197. Seventh Generation.
Children of Timmons Bridges and wife, Silveraney Jolley : Kisiah
married John Moore. Ellen married Joseph Beason. James W.
married Mary Beason.
Chapter 198. Sixth Geyieration.
Children of George Lee and wife, Pricilla Bridges: William
Crook married Drucindv Hardin ; second wife, Ida Cline. Franklin
married Sarah London. Phoebia married Cathie Wolfe. Sarah
married John Walker. Jane married Eli P. Shuford. John never
married. Owens never married.
Chapter 199. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Crook Lee and wife, Drucindy Hardin :
George married Carrie London. Eranklin married Minnie Rollins.
Blanch married Clarence Glasgow. Jane married Plato Bridges.
Emma married George Hord. Robert never married. Hester never
Chapter 200. Seventh Generafinn.
Children of John Walker and wife, Sarah T>oe : /echeriah married
Victoria Lovelace; second wife, Lucindy Wall. ]>iiiir;i married John
A. Jenkins. Elizabeth married Louis Scruggs. ^Margaret married^
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Garry Whitaker. Benjamiu never married. Foster never married.
Carrie never married.
Chapter 201. Seventh Generation.
Children of Cathy Wolfe and wife, Phoebia Lee : William mar-
ried Mary Wesson. George married Etta Goode. Sanford married
Sarah Sellers. Florence married Finkney Lackev. Dewev mar-
ried Emma McGill. ]\Iary married William Blanton. Jane married
William Jenkins. Ellen married Doctor Grigg. Erie never married.
Chapter 202. Seventh Generation.
Children of Eli P. Shnford and wife, Jane Lee: John married
Ella Copeland ; second wife, Amanda Propcs. William married
Martha Frances Blanton. Bobert married Bessie Peeler. George
married Eva Crowder. Sarah married Chauncv Hastin. Alice
married Lawson Davis, Margaret married Franklin Grigg. One
CiiArTEK 203. Sixth Uciieratioi.
Children of Osborne Lee and wife, Rosanna Bridges: Drucindy
married I^eander Holland. Pricilla married Drury S. Lovelace.
John married Penina Elmore. Drnry married Helen Harrell. Tim-
mons Ganiewell married Permelia Holland. Osborne married Edith
Chapter 20-1. Serriifh (Irnrrdfioii.
Children of Leander Holland and wife, Drncindy Lee: Tinunons
C. married Missouri Bridges. Rosanna married Pinkney Randall.
Louisa married George Matheney. Osborne W. married Eva Jenkins.
Austin niiirried Louise Fortune. ]\Iaiy married Gifton Wall. Per-
melia married 'rimmas Wilkins. IjCrov married Flois Hamrick.
James ne\er married. Gaines nuL married.
Chapter 205. Seventh Generation.
C'liil<1i'cii (if Fimmons Gamewdl Lee and wife, Permelia Ann TTol-
History of the Hamrick GE^-ERATIO^'s 119
land: Lawrence Victor married Susanna Lattimore. Etta married
Kobert Lee Green.
Chapter 206. Seventh Generation.
Children of Driirv Lee and wife, Helen Harrell: Jolin married
Ida E Stella Hamrick. Wesley married Rockaney Hamrick. Charles
married Mittie Green. Joseph married Willie Carter. Elizabeth
married William Clinton Hamrick. Susanna married Pinkney
Hamrick. Sidnev married Susanna Pierce.
Chapter 207. Seventh Generation.
Children of Osborne Lee and wife, Edith Blauton: Elizabeth
married Xoah Jolley. William never married.
Chapter 208. Seventh Generation. '
Children of John Lee and wife, Penina Elmore : Ellen married
Junius Lovelace. Marindy married Benjamin Hughes.
Chapter 209. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Moore and wife, Ivisiah Bridges : Columbus
married Ellen Eillson ; second wife, Cora Surratt. Dela married
Marion Scruggs. Ida married Benjamin Humphries. Eva married
Tilman Bridges. William married Webber. Susanna mar-
ried William Buice. Irvin married Panthia Davis. . D. D. married
Joseph Humphries. Ollie never married.
Chapter 210, Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph Beason and wife, Ellen Bridges : Grady mar-
ried Hattie Ramsey. Robert married . Kiusey married
Frances Scruggs. Pinkney married Dicie Waters. Clinton married
Mary Tate. Paul married Loney Green. Eugenia married Joseph
McCraw. Docia married Charles Tate. Perrilla married Rondy
120 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 211. Seventh Generation.
Children of James W. Bridges and wife, Mary Beason: Chivus
married Arkansas Green; second wife, Lottie Hamrick. Rex mar-
ried Oder McSwain. Zeuophan T, married Euzelia McCraw. Cuttie
Chapter 212. Fifth Generation.
Children of John Bridges and wife, Elizabeth Bridges: Drury
married Elizabeth Robertson. Malindy married Robert Wilson.
Ephraim married Ella Dobbins. Thomas married Margaret Win-
brown. William married Fannie Winbrown. Samuel married Mary
Winbrown ; second wife, Catherine Harrell. John S. married Vianna
Bj^ers ; second wife, Vianna Padgett. Dial married Dennie Scruggs
(no children). Berry married Sarah Maze. Aaron never married.
Chapter 213. Sixth Generation.
Children of Drury Bridges and wife, Elizabeth Robertson : Lorenzo
married Sarah Wiggins. Thomas married Martha Hicks. Beattie
married Mary Jane White. George married Amanda Smart. Su-
sanna married Julius Melton. Amandy married Emulus Walker.
Jayson married Mary Good. Adeline married Daniel Peeler. Wil-
liam married Callie Korrells. Dora married Hawkins.
Chapter 214. Sixth Generation.
Children of Robert Wilson and wife, Malindy Bridges: James
married Christine Hawkins. Elizabeth niai'i-iod James Rollins.
Benjamin never married. John never married.
Chapter 215. Sixth Generation.
Children of Thomas Bridges and wife, Margaret Winbrown:
Thompson married Patience Durham; second wife, Kisiali Adeline
Pearson. Samuel nuirried Martha Brown. Charles married Mar-
garet Harris. Willinm married Docia Fortune. Landrum married
]\rary Jenkins. -lolm married Hattie Parker. James married Min-
nie Reel. Snsanna inaiTicd Fi'anl<lin P.Ianton. George married
HlSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS 121
Belle Blanton; second wife, Susanna Huglies. Sarali married
Marion Harmon (no children). Clementine never married. Dial
never married. Martha never married.
Chapter 216. Sixtli Generation.
Children of William Bridges and wife, Fannie Winbrown : Monroe
married Susanna Bibbie. Hill married Susanna Philbeck. Bankston
married Clarenda Ledbetter. Jane married Asbury G. Wiggins.
Catherine married Quinn Padgett. Lucindy married Lawson Price.
Bruce married Lula Whiite. Leah Verge married George Melton.
Wade never married. Berry never married.
Chapter 217. Sixth Generation.
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Mary Winbro-\^m : James
married Frances Bibbie. John married Luraney Jones ; second wife,
Sarah Edwards. Victoria married Jefferson Davis Bridges. Plato
married Dora Dycus. Lucretia married Alexander McDaniel (no
children). William married Elizabeth Bridges. Pinkney married
Sarah Hamrick. Louisa married Franklin Whisnant. Susanna
married Aaron Wall. Margaret married Dobbins Hunt. Malindy
married Joseph Self. Octavia married Taylor Wall.
Chapter 218. Sixth Generation.
Children of John S. Bridges and wife, Vianna Byers : Monroe
married Alice Blanton. Sarah married John Wright. Nancy mar-
ried Larkin Green; second husband, Dobbins Robbinsou. Jane mar-
ried Richard Wifi-gins.
Children of John S. Bridges and wife, Vianna Pad2;ett: Rox-
anna married Whitstone Blanton. Arkansas married Amose Bridges.
Chapter 219. SixtJi Generation.
Children of Berry Bridges and wife, Sarah Maze: Greenberrv
married Martha Bedford. Susanna married Columbus Jolley. Eliz-
abeth married Drury Green ; second husband, Robert Philbeck.
•122 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 220. Fifth Generation.
Children of Burwell JJlanton aud wife, Phoebia ]\rargaret Bridges:
Charles married Judia Hamrick. Xancy married Joseph Byers;
second husband. Abram Padgett. George married Pricilla Harrell.
Susanna married William "Winbrown. James married Mary Bridges ;
second wife, Rebecca Hamrick. Jesse married Fannie Tate; second
wife, Liddie Sapaugh (no children). John married Rebecca Hughes.
Sarah married Young Hughes. Elizabeth married Thomas Harris.
Chapter 221. Sixth Generation.
Children of Charles Blanton and wife, Judia Hamrick: John
married Gatherie Stroud. William married Josephine Setzer. Albert
married Roxanna Irviii. Jane married Drury Dobbins Suttle. Mar-
garet married Minor Doggett. Elvira married Joseph Suttle. Bur-
well married Frances Doggett ; second wife, Martha Ramsey. George
married Mary Jane Elliott. Pinknev never married. Gilford never
married. James never married.
Chapter 222. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Blanton and wife, Gatherie Strowd: Ola mar-
ried Ik'njaiiiiu Hampton. Charles William married Georgie Rollins.
John Broadus married Ida Biggerstati'. Enla married Robert E.
Biggerstaff. Rudolph married Minnie Fortune. Alda never mar-
ried. Roy not married.
Chapter 223. Seventh Generation.
Cliildren of Minor Do'ii'ctt mid wife, Alai'uaret Blanton: Charles
married Laura Wray. Elizalxth inarricd Steady Lipscomb. George
married Agnes Halliburton. l-'lorence married James Cowan.
Tlioiiias married Beniiio Riggs. Halliburton married Dora Brown.
CuAi'iKif 224. Sei'oitJt Generation.
Children of All)ert 15l;iiit(iii and wife, Roxanna Trvin: Charles
Tr\in mari'icd Pfrnidin ('abiness. Martha inarricd David Mc-
Brayer. .loscpli married Hester Botts. Permdia married Thomas
History of the Hamrick Generations 123
Clingman Eskridge. Lawson married Jolin Wray. Beattie not
CiiAPTEK 225. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Blanton and wife, Josephine Setzer : William
married Minnie JSTeal. Cephns married Mattie Shuford. Dobbins
married Xanev Fleming. Albert married Charlotte Walker. Charles
Chapter 226. Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph Suttle and wife, Elvira Blanton: Albert
Benjamin married Lou Miller. Charles Beatty married Esther
Wrav. Sarah married Geore;e Wrav. Esther married Dr. Victor Me-
Chapter 227. Seventli Generation.
Children of Drurv Dobbins Suttle and wife, Jane Blanton : Donia
married Edward Wright. Pinkney never married. Emma never
married. Ella never married. Joseph never married. Frances
Chapter 228. Seventh Generation.
Children of Burwell Blanton and wife, Frances Doggett : Charles
Coleman married Ora Brewster. Mary married Richard Eskridge.
Margaret married George Webb. George married Ida Wood. Dora
married Rush Oats. Edgar Burwell married Mary Martin.
Chapter 229. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Winbrown and wife, Susanna Blanton : Wal-
lace married Jane Hawkins. Mary married Samuel Bridges. Mar-
garet married Thomas Bridges. Fannie married William Bridges.
Julia Ann married Ransom ISTewton Hawkins. Lucretia married
Lemuel Pearson. Emma married Jacob Smitli. Eunice married
William Ledbetter. Octavia married Henderson Hawkins; second
husband, Jefferson Hawkins. Sarah married Jefferson Hawkins.
124 HlSTORT OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS
Chapter 230. Seventh Generation.
Children of Wallace Winu and wife, Jane Hawkins: Orvi mar-
ried Jane Hawkins. Catherine married Thomas Padgett. Susanna
married Achella Padgett. Mary married Ward Padgett. Leuvenia
married George Wood. Minervia married John Wilkins. James
Chapter 231. Seventh Generation.
Children of Ransom Newton Hawkins and wife, Julia Ann Win-
brown : Governor Vance married Olive Blanton ; second wife, Bessie
Gladden. Armindy married Burwell B. Blanton. Preston married
Susanna Smith. William T. married Nancy Blanton. John H.
married Hattie Hughes. Joseph married Etta Smith. Callie mar-
ried George Moore. Dora married Ciecro Lovelace. Octavia E.
married James L. Green. Eobert IST. never married.
Chapter 232. Seventh Generation.
Children of Reuhen Pearson and wife, Lucretia Winbro^vn : Kisiah
Adeline married Thompson Bridges. Caroline married Zenothan
Blanton. Luke never married. Hannah never married. Nancy
never married. James never married.
Chapter 233. Seventh Generation.
Children of Lemuel Pearson and wife, Elizabeth Winbrown :
Jesse married Mary Blanton. George married Missouri Champion.
William married Sarah Blanton. Howell married Chestine Ownes;
second wife, Mattie Bridges. Elizabeth married John White. Mat-
tie married John Harrell. Nancy Susanna never married. Cath-
erine never married.
Children of Andy Blanton and wife, Elizabeth Winbrown ; John
Franklin novor married. Jndith never married.
Chapter 234. Sixth Generation.
Children of Joseph Byers iiiid wife, Nancy Blanton: Crayton
married Emiline Pliilbeck. Burwell Benson married Mary Blanton.
History of the Hamrick Generations 125
George married Margaret Doggett. Elizabeth married James Bed-
ford ; second liiisband, Wiley Bridges. William never married.
Chapter 235. Seventh Generation.
Children of Crayton Byers and wife, Emeline Philbeck : James
married Josephine Eunyans. Joseph married Hattie Martin. Mar-
tha married Adolphiis Hamrick. Laura married John Hamrick.
I^ancy married Marshall Bowens. Chivus married Georgia Hardin.
Franklin never married.
Chapter 236. Seventh Generation.
Children of Bnrwell Benson Byers and wife, Mary Blanton :
Benjamin Franklin married Theodocia Price. John James married
Roseline Smart ; second wife, Ella Ruppe. Joseph Crayton married
Drilla Price. Mary married Armbristor Smart, ^ancy married
Chapter 237. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Byers and wife, Margaret Doggett: John
married l^^ancy Gnllick. George married Margaret Bridges; second
wife. Elizabeth Elliott. Kansas Ellen married James Youne: Ham-
rick. Missouri married Alexander Fergusson. Massie married
Aaron Reuben Hamrick. Josephine never married.
Chapter 238. Sixth Generation.
Children of George Blanton and wife, Pricilla Harrell : Beattie
married Julia Webb; second wife, Elmira Whitsides. Susanna mar-
ried James Young. Margaret married Alexander Wray. Pricilla
Jane married George Melton Webb. Hill married Amanda Whit-
sides. Guilford married Marv Johnston.
Chapter 239. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Young and wife, Susanna Blanton : George
married Margaret Lorance (no children). Margaret married Dr.
Oliver P. Gardner. Dr. Guilford married Florence Jackson. Pri-
126 History of the Hamrick Generations
cilia married Greenberrv Padcett, Sarali Jane married John Quinn.
Xancy married Thomas Moore. Estella married Columbus Martin.
Samuel married Elizabeth Mauney ; second wife, Jane Goode. James
married Julia Ann Gettys. William married Saphronia Wood. Su-
sanna married Isaac Kewton Biggerstaff. John never married.
Chapter 240. Eighth Generation.
Children of Dr. Guilford Young and wife, Florence Jackson:
Claude married Claudia Fortune. Olive married Thomas Wilkie.
Catherine married Jacob A. Alexander. Georgie married Eugene
Brinncrman. Nelle not married. Margaret not married. Belle
never married. Two infants.
Chapter 241. Eiglith Generation.
Children of Columbus Martin and wife, Estella Young: Darcus
married Charles Crowell. Mame not married.
Chapter 242. Eighth Generation.
Children of Dr. Oliver P. Gardner and wife, Margaret Young:
Junius T. Gardner married Texanna l^oah. Oliver Maxwell married
Fay Lamar Webb. William H. married Margaret Wra3% Bessie
married Clyde P. Hoey. Bate B. married Mary Warren. Addie
married Robert M. Farthing, Cleo married Thomas A. Pobertsou.
Olive married J. Austin Anthony.
Chapter 243. Eighth Generation.
Children of Greenberrv Padgett and wife, Pricilla Young: ]\rar-
shall married ^^Fary Wclhouser. William married Erie Huntley.
Tilden married Cleo Kino-. Maudie married Charles Busbev. Mar-
garet married Jolm Carpenter. Susanna married Wade Tillison.
Ilaiiue not married.
Chapter 244. Eighth Generation.
Children of Samuel Young and wife, Elizabeth JMauney: Blanch
married Columbus Bnrrns. Cuttio married Joseph Biggerstaff.
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128 HiSTOKT OF THE HaMKICK GENERATIONS
Chapter 245. Eighth Generation.
Children of John Quinn and wife, Sarah Jane Young: John W.
married Sarah Moss. Thomas H. married Sarah Hallman. Nancy
S. married Jacob A. Beam. Mary married John Henderson ; second
husband, Sidney Setzer. Elizabeth married Thomas Whitter. Louisa
married John A. Miller.
Chapter 246. Eighth Generation.
Children of James Young and wife, Julia Ann Gettys : Clarence
married Esther Taylor. Grady married Lucy Whilhouser. Milus mar-
ried Pearl Carswell. Elizabeth married Joseph Hardin. Addie
married Alster Bedford. Clyde never married. Cleo not married.
Susanna not married. William James not married. Leander not
Chapter 247. Eighth Generation.
Children of William Young and wife, Saphronia Wood: Jesse
married Clara Blankenship. Margaret married Butler Higgins.
x\rthur married EfRe Flack. Gathia married Solon Scoggins. Jordan
married Bessie Harrell. Two infants.
Chapter 248. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Blanton and wife, Mary Bridges : William
Asbury married Lucindy Lovelace.
Children of James Blanton and wife, Rebecca Hamrick : Drury
Allen married Julia Ann Ledbetter. James Hamrick married Cath-
erine Ledbetter. Georjre never married.
Chapter 249. Seventh Generation.
ChildrPii of William Asburv Blanton and wife, Lucindv Lovelace:
James married Elizabeth Blanton : William married Fannie Louisa
Smith. Elizabeth Jane marrietl Franklin Blanton. Miller never
married. Bonner never married.
History of the Hamrick Generations 129
Chapter 250. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drury Allen Blanton and wife, Julia Ann Ledbetter :
James Henrv married Marv Luvenia Lee. William Norman mar-
ried Rebecca Blanton. John Summey married Jane Blanton. Bur-
well Benjamin married Permelia Hawkins. Cordelia Arvezenia
married Cicero Hughes. Nancy Jane married Leonard Yelton.
Mary Elizabeth married Amos Davis. Julia Ann married Robert A.
Houser. Drurv Allen never married.
CiiAPTEK 251. Sixth Generation.
Children of John Blanton and wife, Rebecca Hughes : Franklin
married Sarah Chitwood. William married Emiline Hughes. Andy
married Elizabeth Jolley. Mary married Burwell Benson Byers.
Rebecca married Doctor Jollev. John married Sarah Hughes. Ma-
lindy never married. Albert never married.
Chapter 252. Seventh Generation.
Children of Franklin Blanton and wife, Sarah Chitwood : John
married Martha Hamrick. Jesse married Lora Bridges. Albert
married Mary McKey. Julia married Oliver Abram Hamrick. Ellen
married Doctor A. Price. Sarah married James Louis Hamrick.
Malindy married Vernon Allen. Elizabeth married Newton Daves.
Fannie married Martin Gold. Eliza married T witty Daves. James
never married. William never married.
Chapter 253. Seventh Ge^ieration.
Children of William Blanton and wife, Emiline Hughes: John
married Rosanna Bates. Narcissus married Burwell William Blan-
ton. Greenberry married Nancy Susanna Pearson. Franklin mar-
ried Lottie Jollev. Julia married James Hamrick. Mollie married
Alanson Williams. Elizabeth married George Kellev. Martha not
Chapter 254. Seventh Generation.
Children of Andv Blanton and wife, Elizabeth Jollev: Albert
130 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Catherine Greeu. Caroline married Asa Hamrick. Edith
Ellen married Osborne Lee. Mary Missalanej married Jesse Pear-
son. ISTancy Susanna married George Lookado Pruett. Elizabeth
Josephine married Pinknej Bridges. Jane married Eli Turner.
Roxanna married Arthur Blanton. Crowell never married.
Chapter 255. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Blanton and wife, Sarah Hughes: Elizabeth
married Marcus Morehead. Malindy married William Blanton.
Tucker married Jane Blanton. Jesse never married.
Chapter 256. Sixth Generation.
Children of Young Hughes and wife, Sarah Blanton: Putnam
married Julia Wray. Susanna married James McMurry. Amos
married Jane Alexander. Wesley married Sarah Ann Roberts.
Elizabeth married W^esley Blanton. Artie Elizabeth married Na-
poleon Davis. ]S[arcissus married William Hamrick. Sarah married
John Blanton. Richard married Elizabeth Hamrick. Jesse never
married. Jolley never married.
Chapter 257. Seventh Generation.
Children of James McMurry and wife, Susanna Hughes: John
married Mary White; second wife, Eunice Doty. James married
Mary Dycus. Noah married Minnie Putnam. Julius married Alice
Putnam. Sarah married Crockett Wilson. Nancy married Elijah
Dycus. Martha married Samuel Sherrill. Burwell never married.
Graham never married. Elizabeth never married. Mary never
married. Susanna never married. Rachael never married. Mar-
garet never married.
CiiAi'TEi; 258. Seventh Generation.
Children of Napoleon Davis and wife, Artie Elizabeth Hughes:
Amos married Mary Blanton. Perry married Permclia Burgin.
Henrv married S:iv;nm:ili Brannan. Leuvenia married Mills Flack.
Eenora never married.
HiSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GeISTERATIONS 131
Chapter 259. Sixth Generation.
Children of Thomas Harris and wife, Elizabeth Blanton : Burwell
married Teomira Bridges. ]\Iaroaret married James Huskev. Erne-
line married Bowen Bridges.
Chapter 260. Seventh Generation.
Children of Bowen Bridges and wife, Emeline Harris : Burton H.
married Meldonia McKinney. Margaret B. married George Bvers.
Sarah B. married Hartwell Blanton. Thomas Aaron married Mary
McSwain. Matilda married Aaron A. Bridges. Thompson married
Julia Wood. James O. married Elizabeth Roberts. Pinkney mar-
ried Josie Blanton. Susanna never married.
Chapter 261. Seventh Generation.
Children of Burwell Harris and wife, Tegmira Bridges : John
married Carrie Simmons, Thomas married Octavia Wiseman. Cath-
erine married John Wesley Harrell. Ellen married Silas Bland.
Emeline married Charles Bridges.
Chapter 262. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Huskey and wife, Margaret Harris : John
married Alice Camp. Thomas married Cordelia Moore. Alexander
married Sugar Davis. Julia married Pinkney Scruggs. Sarah
married Jackson Jones. Mary married William Humphries. Eliza-
beth married Asbury McCraw. Jenkins married Hattie Hopper.
Barney married Prairie Scruggs; second wife, Bessie Ellis. Joel
married Zora Scruggs. Albert never married.
Chapter 263. Seventh Generation.
Children of Beattie Blanton and wife, Julia Webb : Hackett mar-
ried Dela Hamrick. John married Orelia Barr; second wife, Mary
132 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 2G4. Seventh Generation.
Children of Hill Blanton and wife, Amanda Whitsides: Hill
married Ida Kendrick. Dovie married John Herndon.
Chapter 265. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Melton Webb and wife,' Pricilla Jane Blan-
ton : James Landrum married Arkansas Andrews. Edwin Yates
married Willie Simmons. George married Margaret Blanton.
Charles married Ida Cox. Dora married Summer Alexander. Edna
married John Darwin.
Chapter 266. Seventh Generation.
Children of Alexander Wray and wife, Margaret Blanton : George
married Sarah Suttle. Pricilla married James Toms. James L.
married Amanda Hogiie. Julius married Susanna Toms. Arthur
married Ellen Dameron. Esther married Charles Beattie Suttle.
Docia married William H. Jennings. Emmulus married Alice
Amelia Dennis; second wife, Susanna Chapman.
Chapter 267. Fifth Generation.
Children of Henry Ledbetter and wife, Vianna Bridges: Elijah
married Rebecca Jones. Anonymus married Permelia McSwain ;
second wife, Rebecca McSwain. Eurias married Kancy Bridges.
William married Eunice Winbrown. Saleny married Roliert Cham-
pion. Elmira married James Hughes. Arrieuia married William
McSwain. Julia married Drury Allen Blanton. Catherine mar-
ried James Hamrick Blanton. Sylvira married William Hamrick
(no children), Erankie married Marcus McSwain.
Chapter 268. SixUi Generation.
Children of Elijah Ledbetter and wife, Rebecca Jones: William
married Julia McDaniel. Elijah married Narcissus Earl. Susanna
married Reuben ]\rcSwain. Jane married James David Green.
Elizabeth married William Robbins.
History of the Hamrick Generations 133
Chapter 269. Sixth Generation.
Children of Anonymus Ledbetter and wife, Rebecca McSwain:
Smith married Xancy Ann Blanton.
Chapter 270. Sixth Generation.
Children of Eiirias Ledbetter and wife, ]^ancy Bridges : John
married Mary Lee ; second wife, Mary Flack. Columbus M. married
Priscilla Smith. Cleophus married Anonymus McSwain.
Chapter 271. Sixth Generation.
Children of Robbin Champion and wife, Saleny Ledbetter : George
married Mary Jane Hamrick; second wife, Sarah Hamrick; third
wife, Susanna Putnam. James married Jane Turner. Sarah mar-
ried "William Hamrick (no children). Martha married Thomas Mc-
Swain. Mary married^ George Pearson. Caroline married James
Blanton. Lucretia married Elam Weaver. Stansberry married
Samanthy Padgett. Crowell never married.
Chapter 272. Fifth Generation.
Children of Benjamin Hughes and wife, ISTancy Bridges : James
married Elmira Ledbetter. Sarah married Jesse Jolley. Xancy
married James Hicks. Mary married Thomas Pruett (no children) ;
second husband, Asa Hamrick (no children). Elizabeth married
Burwell Hamrick ; second husband, Willis Hicks. William married
Rebecca Justice. Sanford married Verdie Durham. Starland mar-
ried Xancy Hamrick.
Chapter 273. Sixth Generation.
Children of Jesse Jolley and wife, Sarah Hughes: James Porch
married Malindy Moore. Willis married Susanna Bridges. Asbury
married Sarah Moore. Jesse Landrum married Cinthia McBrayer
(no children). Crawford married lAicretia Jolley. Amose married
Sarah Lovelace. Irene married Thompson Barnett. Kisiali Emiline
married Berry Hawkins. Sarah Malindy married James Crowder
134 History of the Hamrick Generations
Pruett. Jane married James Hamrick. Susanna married Tliomas
Hamriek. Cvnthia Carolina never married. Elizabeth Arrenia
never married. Lnciudy never married.
Chapter 274. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Hicks and wife, Xancy Hnghes : Gather mar-
ried Susanna Goforth.
Chapter 275. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Hughes and wife, Rebecca Justice. Doctor
married Mary Davis. Amanda married James David Barnett. Julia
married Robert Davis. Drurv married Marv Jane Davis (no chil-
dren). Annettie married William Ferrell. Mary married Evans
Chitwod. Joseph never married. Laura never married. Xancy
never married. Four infants.
Chapter 276. Sixth Generation.
Children of Sanford Hughes and wife, Virdie Durham: David
married ^fary Beam. Jackson married ^Martha Gold. Almernay
married Miles Francis. Veranda married Doctor S. Putnam. Jane
married Cleophus Ellis. Sanford married Mary Jane McEntire.
Green married Cinthia Tate. Benjamin married Malindy Jolley.
Richard married Eliza Turner; second wife, Elizabeth Goode. Sarah-
ann married John Turner. Harriett married Wade Blanton.
Chapter 277. SixtJi Generation.
Children of Da\id Durham and wife, IMalindy Hughes: Seaton
Gales nevei' nwirried. Xoali iii;ii'i'i(Ml Essie Coleman. Hill iiiari'icd
Mary Sullivan. Jolm married Sarah Sliuford; second wife, JNIalindy
Lewis. Jane mai-i-ied Rease Davis. Benjamin never married.
Verandv never mairied. Cora never married.
Chapter 278. Sixth Generation.
Cliildren of Burwell IJiidges and wife, Xancy Elizabeth Harman :
Walter married Sarah Blanton. Andrew married Sarah Lee.
History of the Hamrick Ge^sterations 135
Amanda married Adolplius Eoberts. ^N'ancy married Enrids Led-
better. Wallace never married. Pinkney never married., Franklin
never married. Burwell never married.
Chapter 279. Fifth Generation.
Children of James Bridges and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick : Wiley
married Vianna Huckeby; second wife, Elizabeth Byers (no chil-
dren). Anderson married Nancy Bedford. James married Biddie
Johnston; second wife, Mary Gold. Mary married Joseph Bedford
(no children). Elizabeth married John Beam (no children).
Erankie married Eodney Doggett (no children). Mary never mar-
Chapter 280. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Bridges and wife, Biddie Johnston : Jefferson
Davis married Victoria Bridges. Elizabeth married John Wamac.
Ellen married George Goforth. Octavia married Benjamin Wall.
James married Attie Davis ; second wife, Susanna Murk. William
married Louisa McEarland. Wiley never married. Willis never
Chapter 281. 8ixtli Generation.
Children of Anderson Bridges and wife, Xancy Bedford: Eliza-
beth married William Bridges. Martha married Berry Wall. Mar-
garet married Jesse Harrell. Arrie married John Teeter Wilson.
Susanna married Eobert Lee ]\rcDaniel. Laura married Amose
Bridges. Florence married Valentine Wlii taker. Fannie married
Chapter 282. Fifth Generation.
Children of William Bridges and wife, Elizabeth Bridges : Ezekiel
married Permelia Webb. Cameron married Susanna Bowcns. James
married Marthian Dycus. Sarah married James Jones. Elizabeth
married William Connor. Mary married Jesse Doty. Artie married
136 History of the Hamrick Generations
Jesse Hardin (no children). Vates never married. Mariah never
married. Margaret never married. Nancy never married.
Chapter 283. Sixth Generation.
Children of Ezekiel Bridges and wife, Permelia Webb: Lawsou
A. married Mary Justice. William married Mary Ann Walker.
Alfred married Susanna Wright. Amos mtirried Parmelia Robert-
son ; second wife, Jocansas Bridges. David married Margaret Hor-
ton. Wiley married Eva McCall. Celia married William Wright ;
second husband. Green Dycus. Arbella married Hamby Davis. Isaac
James married Lanedsey Dicus. John never married. Dial never
married. Burwell never married.
Chapter 28-i. Seventh Generation.
Children of Lawson A. Bridges and wife, Mary Justice : Columbus
married Nancy Blanton. Dawson married Blanch Wright. Etta
married James Green. Josie married Marcus Stockton. Georgia
married Robert Gold.
Chapter 285. Seventh Generatioyi.
Children of Alfred Bridges and wife, Susanna Wright: Brysou
married Etta Jones; second wife, Mary Ellen Price. Malindy
married Willis Webb. Green married Nancy Price. George married
Sophia Ownes. Joseph B. married Elmira Grigg. Nancy married
Chapter 286. Seveiith Generation.
Children of William Bridges and wife, Mary Ann Walker: Sum-
mey married Ester "Williams. Jane married Otus Carson. ]\Ialissa
iiiiirricil Ainly Price. Crowdl married JNTary Hardin. IMnto
married Jane Lee. James married Ella Abernathy. Alonzo married
Etta Robbiii.-. l''i';iiic(>s married Geor2:e Flovd. Hester married
Willis lloyle. Ella married Chancy Price.
History of the Hamrick Generations 137
Chapter 287. Seventh Generation.
Children of David Bridges and wife, Margaret Horton: George
Miller never married. Biddie not married.
Chaptee 288. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Wright and wife, Celia Bridges: George
married Sarah Ann Dycus. Lawson married Jane Allen; second
wife, Jane Ruppe, Frankie married Daniel Philbeck. Hester mar-
ried Thomas Dotj. Isabell married James Culbreth. Emeline
Children of Green Dycas and wife, Celia Bridges : Ricey married
Willis Owens. Biddie married Huston Pool. Rosanna married
Drury Dobbins Webb. Carrie married Duffie Spratt. William
married Johnnie Cogdell. James married Georgia Bailey. Julianne
Chapter 289. Seventh Generation.
Children of Isaac James Bridges and wife, Louisa Dycas:
Joseph D. married Ella Price. Zecheriah married Caroline Ramsey.
Dond married William Pinkney McKinney. Mincey married
Andy Price. Amanda not married.
Chapter 290. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Bridges and wife, Martha Dycas: George mar-
ried Texana Wells. ISTeeley married Roseline Philbeck. Kimsey
married Diddie Felker. ISTewton married Josie Felker. Crayton
married Samanthia Hesentine Brooks ; second wife, Missouri Felker.
Joseph Married Lenora Home. Elizabeth married James Fowler.
Roseline married Landrum White. Texanna married John Morgan.
John married Susanna Wiggins. Leander never married.
Chapter 291. Fifth Generation.
Children of Wiley Bridges and wife, Eva McColl : Carrie married
Harvey Vinson. Claud married . Ralph married
, Pearl married Fredrick Nixon. Earl never
138 HiSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS
married. Maudie never married. Edna never married. Franklin
never married. Clay never married. Daulton not married.
Chapter 292. Fifth Generation.
Children of Jesse Doty and wife, Mary Bridges: Osborne never
Chapter 293. Seventh Generation.
Children of Hamby Davis and wife, Arbella Bridges : Joseph
married ]\Iargaret White; second wife, Priscilla Jane Jones. Hill
married Frances Philbeck. Melton Webb married Maryann Wright.
Dexton married Mamie Stockton; second wife, Mary McCnrry.
Simon married Eva Whitesides. Essie married Thomas Bostic.
Louisa married John Grayson. Permelia married John Melton.
Chapter 294. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Conner and wife, Elizabeth Bridges : Frank-
lin married Maryann Spanglar; second wife, Caroline Hawkins.
Hoyle married Martha Philbeck. Mary Jane married Edman
Glascoe. William never married. Alber never married.
Chapter 295. Seventh Generation.
Children of Edmon Glascoe and wife, Mary Jane Conner: Mar-
garet Lucindy married Avery Smith. William E. married Octavia
Grigg. Doctor John married Ola Bridges ; second wife, Cora Street.
Carrie May married Landreth ]\IcSwain. Martha Jane married
Alexander Wilson. ^riniiie Olive married James L. Spanglar.
Carrie Lavenia never married.
Chapter 296. Sevoiili Generation.
Children of Franklin Cunnur and wife, Maryann Spanglar: Jane
married Albert Home. Cleo married William Tessaneer. Essie mar-
ried Stonewall ]\rauney. Ossie married William Weathers. Zoar
married Hugli Cliani])ion. Two infants.
History of the Hamrick Generations 139
Chapter 297. Seventh Generation.
Children of Hoyle Connar and wife, Martha Philbeek : Cora mar-
ried David Francis. Xitia married Boss Green. James married
Eunice Willis. Mary married William Green. Alonzo married
Lenard Gocev. Bertie married John Murphv.
Chapter 298. Suvth Generation.
Children of James Jones and wife, Sarah Bridges : David Dial
married Marv Collins ; second wife Emilv Susanna Jones. Starline
married Malindy Philbeek. John married Susanna Jones. Perry
never married. Martha Jane never married. Mariah never mar-
ried. James Wiley never married. Mary never married. Wilson
Chapter 299. Seventh Generation.
Children of David Dial Jones and wife, Marv Collins : James
married Catherine Xelson; second wife, Eliza Jane Bennett. Wil-
son married Williams. Asberry married Jane Haynes.
Mary married Angus Fortenberry. Willis never married.
Children of David Dial Jones and wife, Emilv Susanna Jones:
Doctor Seaton married Hilda Jane Jones. Leander Jasper married
Lillie Collis. Sarah Loucindy married Beriy Lemons. Fannie
Eugenia married John Grant. Perry Alexander never married.
Chapter 300. Seventh Generation.
Children of Starlin Jones and wife, Malindy Philbeek. Amos
Wall married Martha Burton. William Columbus married Martha
Humphries. Asberry B. married ^lalindy Jenkins. Emeline mar-
ried Bryson Bridges. Elizabeth married David Tate. Etta mar-
ried Joseph White. Martha Gold never married.
Chapter 301. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Jones and wife, Susanna Jones: Xancy mar-
ried James Holland.
140 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 302. Fifth Generation.
Children of George Bridges and wife, Mary Matlieney: David
married Elizabeth McSwain. William married Mary McSwain.
Hassell married Adlissey Hicks; second wife, Mahaley Hord.
Abrian married Mary Allen. Lawson married Emeline McSwain.
Vianna married Crawford ^Vhite, (no children). Frankie married
Carney Huffstettler. Mary married James McSwain. Elizabeth
married Lee Kendrick. Sarah never married.
Chapter 303. Sixth Generation.
Children of Lawson Bridges and wife, Emeline McSwain: Her-
riott married Thomas Camp. Ellen married James Saunders.
Martha never married.
Chapter 304. Sixth Generation.
Children of Hassell Bridges and wife, Adalissey Hicks: Fletcher
married Hester Roberts. Permelia married Miller Rudasill.
Toliver Rush never married.
Chapter 305. Sixth Generation.
Children of Abrian Bridges and wife, ^Mary Allen : Samantha
never married. Liddie married Batie.
Chapter 306. Sixth Generation.
Children of Crawford White and wife, Vianna Bridges : William
married Ross. Georgie never married. IMary never mar-.
ried. One infant.
CiiAi'TKii 307. Fourth Gencmlion.
Children of William McSwain and wife, Susanna Hamrick: Wil-
liam married .Imliili Moore. David married Rebecca Cowart ;
second wife, Catherine Robertson. Benjamin married Rebecca
Smith. I'riscilla married Gabriel Washburn. Jonathan married
Sarah Norwood. Elizabeth married John ]\rathency. Charles mar-
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142 History of the Hamrick Ge^'eratioxs
ried Margaret Xorwood. James married Elizabeth Moore (no
Chapter 308, Fifth Generation.
Children of "William McSwain and wife. Judith Moore: David
married Susanna Hamrick. James married Sarah Bostic. Hannah
married Euben Hamrick. Sarah married David Hamrick. Mary
married Elijah Hamrick. Rebecca married George Champion,
Elizabeth married James Moore. William married ^lary Bridges.
John married Judith Moore. Judith married John Green. Thomas
married Frankie Bridoes. Georsre married Marv Weathers.
Susanna never married.
Chapter 309. Sixth Generation-.
Children of John McSwain and wife, Judith Moore : Louis mar-
ried Mary Hamrick. Martha married William Hamrick; second
husband, George Hardin. Judith married David Moore. Xancy
married Wiley Padget.
Chapter 310. Seventh Generation.
Children of Louis McSwain and wife, Marv Hamrick : Reuben
married Judith Margaret McSwain ; second wife. Susanna Ledbetter.
Xancy married Abriam Hamrick. Hannah married James Moore
Green. Judith married Edmond Padgett. Elizabeth married
Elijah Hamrick. Bonnar married Xancy Bird. John married
Eliza Hardin. Lucev married Jonathan Love. Louis Moore mar-
ried Sarah Rolx^rt5. Sarah married Christopher Stewart, ^fartha
married Posey Hopper. Ambrose married Emeline Hamrick. Mar-
garet married Thomas Hamrick. Harvey never married.
Chapter 311. Fifth Generation.
Children of David McSwain and wife, Susanna Hamrick: David
married Lucindv McSwain. William married Judith Hamrick.
Samuel married Marv Lovelace. John married Sarah Hamrick:
second wife. Eunice ^loore : third wife, Elizabeth Hughes ; fourth
History of the Hamkick Genekatioxs 143
wife, Earsley Daily. George married Lucindv Wright. Berry mar-
ried Barbara Padgett. Drury married Elizabeth Walker, (no chil-
dren j. Judith married Thomas Lovelace. Jane married Xathaniel
Lovelace. Cinthia married Hoiisand Harrell; second husband,
Reuben Bridges. Mary married Charles Bostic.
Chapter 312. Sixth Generation.
Children of AVilliam McSwain and wife, Judith Hamrick: Elijah
married Susanna Hamrick. Mary married Willi am Lovelace.
George married Hannah Hamrick. David married Delphia Street
Harrell. Judith Margaret married Reuben McSwain. Sarah mar-
ried James Louis Hamrick. Berryman never married. Ensley
Chaptejj 313. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah McSwain and wife, Susanna Hamrick: Bar-
nett married Zudie Bostic ; second wife, Susanna Hamrick. Achella
married Xancy Catherine McSwain. Ella married Drury Dobbins
Chaptee 314. Seventh Generation.
Children of Reuljen McSwain and wife, Judith Margaret Mc-
Swain : Ensley married Louella Dowdle ; second wife, Maggie Gettys.
Elijah married Ella Humphries. Mary JiirliTh never married.
Berry Cleophas never married. Panthia not married. One infant.
Children of Reuben McSwain and wife, Susanna Ledbetter.
Louis Austin married Missouri Putnam. Broadus Bonnar married
Crausbey Green. Alpha Am^a married Virgil Weaver.
Chaptee 315. Seventh Generation
Children of George McSwain and wife, Hannah Hamrick : George
Pinkney never married. Andrew Hamrick never married.
144 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 316. Seventh Generation.
Children of David McSwain aiid wife, Delphia Street Harrell:
John Leonard married Jane Brooks. Vernetia never married.
Chapter 317. Sixth Generation.
Children of Samuel McSwaiu and wife, Mary Lovelace: Samuel
married Nancy Ann Hopper, (no children). Asa A. married Eliza-
beth Cornwell. Lucindy married Zecheriah R. McKinney.
Chapter 318. Eighth Generation.
Children of Zecheriah R. McKinney and wife, Lucindy McSwain :
Meldonia married Burton H. Bridges.
Chapter 319. Seventh Generation.
Children of John McSwain and wife, Sarah Hamrick: Edmon J.
married Edith Bostic; second wife Jesse Murry. Eunice Jane mar-
ried James McSwain; second husband, Elbert Hughes.
Chapter 320. Eighth Generation.
Children of Asa A. McSwain and wife, Elizabeth Cornwell :
jMalery Andrews married Ella Cornwell; second wife, Mollie Corn-
well. Mollie married Boneparte Smith. \Plato married Dovie
Hamrick. Joseph never married. Monroe never married.
Chapter 321. Seventh Generation.
Children of Berry McSwain and wife, Barbara Padgett : Coach
Henderson married Susanna Elliott. Larkin Arkansas married
Louisa Lovelace. William Berry married Mary Justice. Drury
Reuben married Wilier Ramsey. Chelcedonia married Leander
Padgett. Lucindy married John Davis McSwain; second husband,
John Green. Barbara Finnettie married William Thomas D. Green.
Cordelia married David Christopher Hamrick.
Chapter 322. Seventh Generation.
Children of David McSwain and wife, Lucindy McSwain: Wil-
History of the Hamrick Gexeratioxs 145
liam Boswell married Priscilla Weathers. George Champion mar-
ried Susanna Hamrick. Susanna married William Thomas Green.
Sarah married John Green. James married Eunice Jane McSwain.
Landrum never married. Elizabeth never married.
Chapter 323. Seventh Generation.
Children of George McSwain and wife, Lucindy Wright : John
David married Lucindv McSwain; sceond wife, Malindv Harriot
Padgett. George married Xai-cissus Hamrick. William Berry mar-
ried Millie Ledford. Margaret married Berry Bostic Melton. Sarah
married Andy Hamrick; second husband, Ximrod Champion. Cin-
thia married John Green. Mary married Hoyle R. Blanton. jSTancy
Jane never married.
Chaptee 324. Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Lovelace and wife, Judith McSwain: Craw-
ford married Martha Beam. Eunice married Smith Wilkins.
Chapter 325. Seventh Generation.
Children of Charles Bostic and wife, Mary McSwain : David mar-
ried Amanda Padgett, (no children). Chesley married JSTancy
Susanna Hamrick. Susanna married William Wright, (no chil-
dren). Eunice married William Wright. James married Harriett
Gardner. Cinthia never married. Sarah never married.
Chapter 326. Seventh Generation.
Children of Housand Harrell and wife, Cinthia McSwain: Dice
Elizabeth married Columbus M. Melton; second husband, Rhodes
Chapter 327. Sixth Geyieration.
Children of James McSwain and wife, Sarah Bostic: Lucindy
married David McSwain.
Chapter 328. Fifth Generation.
Children of James Moore and wife, Elizabeth McSwain: David
146 History of the Hamrick Gexeratioxs
married Judith McSwain, Rebecca married Green Lovelace. Mar-
tha married Thomas Green. Sarah married Leander Green. Judith
married Stephen Green. Elizabeth married Henrv Champion.
Malindv married James Porch Jolley. Mary married Asburv Jolley.
Hannah married Berry Hicks. Eunice married John McSwain.
James Married Jane Bridgers. George married Mary McSwain.
Chapter 329. Sixth Generation:
Children of Green Lovelace and wife, Rebecca Moore: Benjamin
married Eunice Green. Albert married Margaret Bradley. Leander
married Elizabeth Lovelace. John married Vianna Campbell, Gray-
son married Mary Campbell. William married Sarah Bridges.
Chapter 330. Sixth Generation.
Children of Thomas Green and wife, Martha Moore: David mar-
ried Julia Rollins. Elizabeth married James Champion. Rebecca
Jane married Richard Champion. Jane married Ezra Roberts.
Martha married Miles Francis. Susanna married Walter Wood.
Xarcissus never married. Sarah never married. Mary never mar-
Chapter 331. Sixth Generation.
Children of Leander Green and wife, Sarah ^loore: James mar-
ried Mary Wilson ; second wife, Hannah Matheney, Elizabeth mar-
ried John Burgess.
Chapter 332. Sixth Generation.
Children of Stephen Green and wife. .ludirli groove: Dobbins
married Priscilla Blanton ; second wife, Webl). Abraim
married Rebecca Green. Sarah married William Wilson. Elizabeth
married George Blanton. George married Margaret !Moore. Wil-
liam married Matilda Dnlibins. James married .
John married .
Chapter 333, Sixth Generation
Children of Henry Champion and wife, Elizabeth Moore: David
History of the Hambick Generations 147
married Dartliia Phillips; second wife, Jane Patterson. James
married Elizabeth Green. Richard married Rebecca Moore. Nar-
cissus married William Curtice.
Chapter 33-i. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Porch Jolley and wife, Malindy Moore: Rich-
ard married Malissa Green. Sarah married Henry Bedsan. Mary
married Luther Robertson. George married Julia Rebertson.
Eunice never married.
Chapter 335. Sixth Generation.
Children of Asburv Jolley and wife, Mary Moore: Edley married
Jane Green. Sarah Ann never married. Margaret never married.
Chapter 336. Sixth Generation.
Children of Berry Hicks and wife, Hannah Moore: William An-
drew married Cordelia Green. Willis G. married I^ancy Webb.
Catherine never married.
Chapter 337. Sixth Generation.
Children of David Oliver Moore and mfe, Judith McSwain:
Martha Susanna married Richard McSwain. Sarah Malinda
married Monroe Morgan. Eunice Jane married Butler Gladden.
Hannah Caroline married Alonzo Hartis. John James Married
Harriett Roberts; second wife, Hester Campbell. David Hamrick
married Malindv Green. Margaret Ellen never married.
Chapter 338. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Moore and wife, Jane Bridges : Auston mar-
ried Malinda Goode. James Robert married Marv Green. Burwell
married Eliza Scruogs.
Chapter 339. Fifth Generation.
Children of William McSwain and wife, Marv Bridges: Burwell
married Eliza McSwain; second wife, Jane Hamrick, (no children).
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THKKE TYl'tS OF EAKI.Y COKN ASO WHEAT MILLS. (SKK I' AGE 22)
History of the Hamrick Generations 149
William married Sarah McSwain. George married Hamiah Mc-
Swain. Mary married James Hamrick. Susannah married Allen
Hamrick. Richard married Mary Weathers; second wife, Susanna
Moore. Elizabeth married David Bridges. Nina married Wiley
Padgett. Jane married Benjamin Green.
Chapter 340. Sixth Generation.
Children of George McSwain and wife, Hannah McSwain : Green
married Margaret McSwain. Thomas married Martha Champion.
Kina married Frankey Ledbetter. Wellington married .
Chapter 341. Sixth Generation.
Children of Eichard McSwain and wife, Mary Weathers : George
married Mary Hopper. Wallace married Catherine Weathers. Mary
married Georo-e Moore. Franklin never married. Albert never
married. Elizabeth never married.
Children of Eichard McSwain and wife, Susanna Moore: Alice
Miscellany married Perry Humphries. David Oliver married Alice
Chapter 342. Sixth Generation.
Children of David Bridges and wife, Elizabeth Moore: William
Philando married Sarah Cism. George married Oldvine Cism. As-
berry married Delia Hudson. John never married. Roseline never
married. Cordelia never married. Martha Roseanna never married.
Chapter 343. Sixth Generation.
Children of Burwell McSwain and wife, Eliza McSwain: Doctor
F. married ]\rargaret Holland. Cinthia married Andrew J. Tate.
Jane married George Davis.
Chapter 344. Fifth Generation.
Children of Thomas McSwain and wife, Frankey Bridges: Wil-
liam married Malissa Gipson, (no children). Thomas married Nancy
Byers. Permelia married Anonymous Ledbetter; second husband,
150 History of the Hamrick Generations
Starliu Weaver (no children. Eliza married Burwcll McSwain. Sarah
married William ^leSwain. Hannah married George MeSwain.
Elizabeth married Hugh Roberts. Judith married Abner Allen
Rebecca married Anaymus Ledbeiter. Marv married William
Bridges, Prairie married Dulcina McSwain.
Chapter 3-i5. Sixth Generation.
Children of William McSwain and wife, Arrenia Ledbetter:
Thomas married Rebecca Hamrick. Anonjmus married Cleophus
Ledbetter. Josina married Seaton Bridges. Henry married Har-
riott Weaver. Isabell married Timmons McSwain, Salena married
Caphus Lee. Frankie never married. Vianna married William
Children of Thomas McSwain and wife, Nancy Byers : Monroe
married Hannah Hamrick. Sarah married Samuel Hogaie. Susanna
Children of Thomas McSwain and wife, Mary Bridges : Jane mar-
ried John Mayes. Allis married Ruphus Allen.
Chapter 347. Sixth Generation
Children of William Bridges and wife, Mary McSwain : David
married Jane Bookout; second wife, Margaret Head, James mar-
ried Mary Jane Gantt. Burwell married Martha Goforth. William
married Sarah McKee. Albert married Mattie McKee. Landrum
married Elizabeth Burton. Calvin married Canzadie Foster. Law-
son married Christinia Foster. George married ]\rartha Elizabeth
Weir. Elizabeth never married.
Chapter 348. SixtJi Gene ml ion.
Children of William McSwain and wife, Sarah McSwain: Perdrie
married Dulcenia ^IcSwain. Timmons married Isabell ^McSwain.
William married Maggie i\IcSwain. Louisa married
Green. Robert never married.
HiSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS 151
Chapter 349. Sixth Generation.
Children of Abner Allen and wife, Judith McSwain : Dixon mar-
ried Minty Dawson. Eoxanna married Columbus Camp. Walter
married Elmira Huifstetler. Kuphus married Allis McSwain.
Elizabeth never married.
Chapter 350. Fifth Generation.
Children of John Green and wife, Judith Green : George married
Xanev McSwain ; second wife. Patience Washburn. William mar-
ried Matilda Bridges. David married iSI^ancy Hamrick. John mar-
ried Sarah McSwain. Thomas married Susanna Bridges. Joseph
married Sarah Hamrick. James married Priscilla McBrayer;
second wife, Sarah Beam. Judith married Ruben Green. Mary
married Asa Lovelace. Eunice married Harvey Randall, l^ancy
married Benjamin Franklin McSwain. ^
Chapter 351. Sixth Generation.
Children of George Green and wnfe, iSTancy McSwain : Franklin
married Wilmina Cabness. Clarrisa married McClain Pannell;
second husband, James Green.
Children of George Green and wife, Patience Washburn : Mary
Jane married James Robert Moore. iSTancy Victoria married Pres-
ton McAfee. Charles not married. Jefferson not married.
Chapter 352. Sixth Generation.
Children of David Green and wife, !Nancy Hamrick: John mar-
ried Jane Simmons. Judith married James Moore. Elizabeth mar-
ried Byard Ruppe.
Chapter 353. Sixth Generation.
Children of John Green and wife, Sarah McSwain: Clemmie
married Margaret Champion. William David Fulton married
Mollie Stockton. Loucindy married James Weaver. Susanna mar-
ried Cornelius Sanders. Maryann married Thomas Spangler.
152 History of the Hamrick Generations
Thomas Engenia married Oliver Glasgoe. Patience married Rich-
ard Spangler. George never married. Joseph Suttle never married.
James McSwain married Missouri Stockton.
Chapter 354. Sixth Generation.
Children of Thomas Green and wife, Susanna Bridges: Gallener
married Elijah Ely Hamrick. Matilda married Wiley Hamrick.
Chaptee 355. Sixth Generation.
Children of Joseph Green and wife, Sarah Hamrick : Solon mar-
ried Catherine Hamrick. Andrew Jackson married Permelian
Green. Patience Jane married George Green McSwain. Charles
Jefferson never married.
Chapter 35G. Sixtli Generation.
Children of Asa Lovelace and wife Mary Green: James Louis
married Permelia Pruett. Benjamin Franklin married Nancy
Green. Major John married Permelia Lovelace; second wife,
Susanna Green. Burton Cregg married Mary Bridges. George
Washington married Eoxanna Pruett. Willis never married. Sarah
never married. Judith never married. Nancy never married.
Chapter 357. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Green and wife, Priscilla McBrayer: Robert
Lee married Etta Lee. Susanna married Joseph Hamilton Jones.
Children of James Green and wife, Sarah Beam: Liddie married
William B. Wells. ]\rittie marriod Charles Lee. Ida not married.
Bettie not married. Two infants.
Chapter 358. • Sixth Genornfinn.
Cliildren of Harvey Randall and wife, Eunice Green: Achella
married Martha Dedmon. Pinkney married Rosanna Holland;
second wife, Gussie Harrell. Shaw married Panthia Hamrick,
second wife, Arric Hamrick; third wilV Claudie Hamrick. Alice
History of the Ha:meick Genekatioxs 153
Green married Mary Hamrick. Jacob married Delila Harrell.
Samuel Tilden married Lela Harris. Martha married Robert Big-
gerstaif. Cora married Daw Wilkie. Margaret married Braxton
Chapter 359. Sixth Generatio7i.
Children of William Green and wife, Matilda Bridges : John mar-
ried Cinthia McSwain; second wife Loucindy McSwain. Elvira
married John Beason. Crawford married Clementine Lovelace;
second wife, Rebecca McSwain. Susanna never married. Boss mar-
Chapter 360. Fifth Generation.
Children of David McSwain and wife, Rebecca Cawart : Thomas
married Hannah Green. James married Mary Wilson. George mar-
ried Mary Hamrick. Xancy married George Green. Jane married
William Hamrick. Millie married Elijah Hamrick.
Children of David McSwain and wife, Catherine Robertson : Mar-
garet married Elijah Hamrick. Elizabeth married David Robertson,
Chapter 361. Sixth Generation.
Children of James McSwain and wife, Mary Wilson : Sarah Jane
married Benjamin Childers. John married Caroline Black.
ISTancy never married. Eliza Ann never married. Amanda never
married, xllexander never married. James Matherson never mar-
ried. Loucindy never married. Elvira never married. Mary never
married Two infants.
Chapter 362. Sixth Gerieration.
Children of Thomas McSwain and wife, Hannah Green: George
Davis married Eliza Wammac. Amos Wright married Mary Allis
Hamrick. James Lee married Dora Pruett. Eunice Jane married
Hill Hamrick. John never married.
154 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 363, Sixth Generation.
Children of George McSwaiii and wife, Mary Hamrick: Catherine
married Moses T^atham. Elizabeth never married.
Children of John McSwain and wife, .Marv Hamrick: Elijah
married Harriott Jackson. Xancv married Eliiah McSwain.
Chapter 364. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah McSwain and wife, Harriott Jackson: John
married Mary White. William Ensley married Margaret Isler.
Joseph I^onlo never married. Samnel Avon married Ruth Hogue.
Loucindy married Columbus Mathis. Elijah married Ella Carroll.
Catherine Jane never married. Cynthia Ellen never married. Ed-
mond Gaston never married. Mary married Kelley Allen. Xancy
married Thomas Allen. Rebecca never married. James married
Chapter 365. Seventh Generation.
Children of Moses Latham and wife, Catherine McSwain : Moses
married Mary Biggcrs ; second wife, Jane Mitchell. Mary married
Francis ]\rarion Pruett. Nancy Jane married Moses White. Sarah
xVnn never married.
Chapter 366. Fifth Generation.
Children of Benjamin McSwain and wife, Rebecca Smith: Ben-
jamin Franklin married Nancy Green; second wife, Judith Green.
David married Mary Ann Hawkins; second wife, Elizabeth INfclina
Jones. James William married Martha McGinnis. Hassell mar-
ried Mary Chambers. Priscilla married David Freeman. Sarah
married James Braddlev. Margaret married David Hocuc Smith.
Dinersey never married. Candace never married. Easter never
married. Elizabeth never married.
Chapter 367. Sixth Generation.
Children of Benjamin Franklin McSwain and wife, Nancy
History of the Hamrick Generations 155
Greeii : Geore-e Green married Patience Jane Green. Berrv Ezell
married Xaney Jane Etters ; second wife, Karcissus Hessentine
Green. Xancy never married.
Children of Benjamin Franklin McSwain and wife, Judith
Green : Lenard married Laura Crawley, second wife Susanna Wil-
liams. Ellen married Benjamin Kizer ; second husband, Monroe
Xewton. Joseph Enboden married Fannie McSwain; second wife,
Sarah Cantrell. Louisa married Xathaniel Lovelace. Candas never
married. Margaret never married. Galveston married Alexander
Kiser, Benjamin Bussie married Mamie Moore.
Chapter 368. Sixtli Generation.
Children of William McSwain and wife, Margaret McGinnis:
Dinersev married John Berrv. Loucindv married Moses Cash.
Dideamey married Thomas Blackwood. Evy Silvanie never mar-
ried. Marv never married. Emma never married. Doctor never
Chapter 369. SLvth Generation.
Children of Hasell McSwain and wife, Mary Chambers : Fannie
married Joseph Enboden, McSwain. One infant.
Chapter 370. Sixth Generation.
Children of Jackson McSwain and wife, Ellen Hawkins: Ben-
jamin Franklin mrried Martha Wall; second wife, Lenna Hardin;
third wife Roxanna Hamrick. Charles married Laura Lovelace.
Adline married Dillard Dobbins. Catherine married James Scruggs.
Hannah married Smith Canady. Rebecca married Coley Scruggs.
Mary married General Tate. Elizabeth married James Gettis.
Children of Jackson McSwain and wife, Elizabeth Maleney
Jones: Penina Ritta married Benjamin F. Cooper. George Griffon
married Tillie Webb.
156 History of the Hamrick Geisterations
Chapter 371. Sixth Generation.
Children of David Hogue Smith and wife, Margaret McSwain:
Albert married Louisa Guffey. Effie married James Campbell.
Chapter 372. Sixth Generation.
Children of David McSwain and wife, Mary Ann Hawkins : Lan-
drumn married Millie Scruggs. Sina married James Dobbins.
Richard married Louvenia Dobbins. James married Fannie Hop-
per. William married Laura Weathers.
Chapter 373. Fifth Generation.
Children of Gabriel Washburn and wife, Priscilla McSwain:
Abriam married Rebecca Durham. Martha married Gilbert Har-
rell. Susanna married John Harrcll. Benjamin married Delphia
Philbeck; second wife, Mary Dobson. Gabriel married Emeline
Thompson. Joseph married Mary McEntire. John married Mary
Chapter 374. Sixth Generation.
Children of John Washburn and wife, Mary Ann Magiiess : Perry-
married Elizabeth Henson. Abner married Zinnie Proctor. Ruben
married Sarah Crowder. jMargaret married Robert Crowder. Mary
married William Suttles. Catherine married William Gold. Pris-
cilla married Anderson Williamson. Benjamin married .
Chapter 375. Seventh Generation.
Children of Perry Washburn and wife, Elizabeth Hinson : Joseph
married Easter Fortenberry; second wife, J^arrie Williamson.
Thomas B. married Carrie Elliott; second wife, Grace Woodruff.
Robert Lee married Mildred Carpenter. ISTarcissus married Peter
McKee. Rhoda married James Crowder.
Chapter 376. SeveMh Generation.
Children of Ruben Washburn and wife, Sarah Crowder: William
married Laura Wells. ISTollio married Hester Horton. AUis married
History of the Hameick Generations 157
Ruben Bridges (no children). Mary married Tatum Hollifield.
Bertha married Oakley Biggerstaif. Daisy married Charles Davis.
John never married.
Chapter 377. Seventh Generation.
Children of xinderson Williamson and wife, Priscilla Washburn:
Decatur married Martha Elliott. Eliza married Joseph Walker.
Lafayette married Susanna Gross. Clifton married Elizabeth Mau-
ney. Joseph married Eliza Hord. Pearson married Beamie Blair.
Philetus married Minnie Lee Charles. James married Mattie Wells.
Johnnie married Julian L. Carson.
Chapter 378. Seventli Generation.
Children of William Gold and wife, Catherine Washburn : Perry
married Susanna Covington. Monroe married Adline Wofe. John
Oliver married Mary Carroll. Benjamin Franklin married Xar-
cissus Pannell. Robert Crowder married Gatheria Chitwood. Mar-
garet Mauney married Ruben Bridges. Elizabeth Mitchell married
Edmon J. Bridges. Mary Ann never married. Missouri Catherine
never married. Leander never married. Cicero never married.
Chapter 379. Sixth Generation.
Children of Abriam Washburn and wife, Rebecca Durham:
Charles Gabriel married Earsley Walker; second wife, Sarah Crow-
der. ]\fargaret married Elijah Eskridge. Priscilla married Edmond
J. Lovelace. Mary Jane married Albert Green. Patience married
George Green. Thomas never married. Eunice never married.
Chapter 380. Seventh Generation.
Children of Charles Gabriel Washburn and wife, Sarah Crowder :
Willard Winslow married Eliza Harrell. Phoebie Adline married
George Washington Hamrick. Rebecca Hessentine married Cleophus
Averose Hamrick. Chauncey Abriam married Roseline Harrell;
second wife, Arrie Estella Hamrick. Patience Priscilla married
158 HiSTORT OF THE HaMRICK GeNERATIOIVS
Joseph Cabness; second liiisband, Sidney Hill Hamrick. Seaton
Allen married Mintie Missouri Hamrick. Cliivans Averose mar-
ried Hessentiue Irvin. Honey Illif married Hannah McMurry.
Cora married Coleman Doggett. Dennis Gordan married Ella Ham-
rick. Margaret Jane married George Washington Stockton. James
Crowder never married. Doctor William married Catherine Briscoe.
Thomas never married.
Chapter 381. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah Eskridge and wife, Margaret Washburn:
Thomas Clingmau married Permelia Blanton. Richard married
Mary Judith Blanton. Carrie married Robert B. McBrayer (no
children). Martha married Pinkney Cabness. Eunice married
Thomas Jefferson Holland. John never married. Charles never
Chapter 382. Sixtli Generation.
Children of John Harrell and wife, Susanna Washburn : Housand
married Cinthis McSwain. Robert married Margaret Wesson.
Abriam married Adline Coble. Hosie married Cai^oline Webb.
Delphic Street married David McSwain. Priscilla married Henry.
Cluuiipiun. Sarah married Isaac I'rice. Thomas married Loucindy
Hamrick. Xathaniel married Susanna Lovelace. Dicey never mar-
ried. Daniel never married.
Chapter 383. Seventh Generation.
Children of Hosie Harrell and wife, Caroline Webb: William
married Eannie Jenkins. Robert Lee married Judith ^fcSwain.
Charlotte married John CallKninc Hamrick.
Chapter 384. Seventh Generation.
Children of Nathaniel Harrell and wife. Susanna Lovelace: Jane
married Cicero "Miller iJridges. llessentine niai'i'ied Charles Cabness.
Sarah married Asbcrry Xewton Bridges.
History of the Hameick Geij^erations 159
Chapter 385. Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Harrell and wife, Loucindy Hamrick : Phoe-
bia married Judson Pettie. Fannie married Franklin Eoyster.
Lillie never married.
Chapter 386. Seventh Generation.
Children of Eobert Harrell and wife, Margaret Wesson : George
married Ellen McEntire; second wife Carrie Home. James W.
married Liddie Moore. John married Carrie Allen, Charles B.
married Lillie Dobbins. Allis Victoria married Marshall Beard.
Eaford Fitzhnah married Clarrie Louis. David Abriam never
Chapter 387. Seventh Generation.
Children of Henry Champion and wife, Priscilla Harrell: Amanda
married Leander Eandall. Charlotte married George McDaniel. Per-
melia married .
Chapter 388. Seventh Generation.
Children of Isaac Price and wife, Sarah Harrell : Louisa married
Arthur Wall. Francus married Benjamin Cleary. Adline never
married. Susanna never married. Permelia married John Lan-
chaster. John Louis married Butler. Eobert married
. Charlotte married .
Chapter 389. Sixth Generation.
Children of Gilbert Harrell and wife, Martha Washburn : Housand
married Abie Beam. Street married Sarah McCombs. Gilbert mar-
ried Sarah Jones. Jonathan married Elizabeth Blanton. Martin
married Blanton ; second wife, Darcus Dillingham. Nancy mar-
ried Elijah Blanton. ]\rartha married jSTeeley Green. Lanier married
William Kitchins. Frankie married Eobert Lankford. Priscilla
married Gilbert Digh. Gabriel married . Joseph
never married. William never married.
160 History of the Hameick Generations
Chapter 390. Seventh Generation.
Children of Housen Harrell and wife, Abie Beam: David mar-
ried Permelia Harrell. William married Jane Durham; second wife,
Louisa Hamrick. Catherine married Samuel Bridges. Barberry
never married. Elizabeth married Thadus Walker.
Chapter 391. Seventh Generation.
Children of Gilbert Harrell and wife, Sarah Jones: Elijah New-
ton married Vianna Blanton. Drury Dobbins married Jane Ham-
rick. IMartha married ISTewton Eskridge. Cinthia never married.
Cpiapter 392. Seventh Generation.
Children of Street Harrell and wife, Sarah McCombs: Mary
Ann never mari^ied. Loucindy never married. Ellen never married.
Chapter 393. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jonothan Harrell and wife, Elizabeth Blanton : Wes-
ley married Catherine Harriss. Eliza Helen married Drury Lee.
Chapter 394. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijali^Blanton and wife, Nancy Harrell: ]\Ionroe
married Repsey Webb. ]\raterson married Catherine Carpenter.
John married Nancy Byers. Sarah Martha married Taylor Webb.
Chapter 395. Seventh Generation.
Children of Neeley Green and wife, ]\[artha Harrell : ]\rartin
married Louisa Bridges. Joseph H. married Callie Magness. David
married Ollio Dailev.
Chapter 396. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Kitchen and wife, Laurdncr Harrell : Ga-
briel married Sarah Green. Mary married Alanson Green. Silver-
aney married Jolm ^McFarlaiid. Adline never married. Isabell
History of the Hamrick Generations 161
Chapter 397. Seventh Generation.
Children of Robert Lankf ord and wife, Frankie Harrell : Aquilla
married Mary Walker. Love married Loiicindy Glascoe. Elzeberry
married Sarah Workmen. Walter married Amanda Moore. Genelia
married Monroe Morgan. Robert married Hester Lemons. Mary
Chapter 398. Fifth Generation.
Children of Jonathan MeSwain and wife, Sarah Norwood : George
married Margaret Latham. John married Mary Hamrick. David
married Elizabeth Hamrick. Penina married Samuel Hamrick. Mary
never married. Rebecca never married.
Chapter 399. Si^th Generation.
Children of Georae McSwain and wife, Maraaret Latham: Mar-
garet married David McSwain. Penina married Jonothan McSwain.
Chapter 400. Sixth Generation. >
Children of David McSwain and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick : Elijah
married Nancy McSwain. David married Margaret McSwain. Jono-
than married Penina ^IcSwain. John never married. Sarah never
married. Mary never married. Judith never married. Samuel
never married. Catherine never married. Jane never married.
Chapter 401. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah ^McSwain and wife, Xancy McSwain: Mary
Elizabeth married Thomas Walker McSwain. James Thomas married
Mintie Duncan. Xancy Catherine married Achella McSwain. Elijah
Hamrick married Mary Price. John David never married. Hannah
Jane never married. Judith never married. Elizabeth never mar-
Chapter 402. Seventh Generation.
Children of David McSwain and wife, ^fariiaret McSwain:
Thomas Walker married Mary Elizabeth McSwain. David Andrews
History of the Hamrick Generatioxs
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HlSTOKY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS 163
married Sarah Edwards; second wife, Emeline Champion. Elijah
Matterson married Eliza Davis ; second wife, Carrie Campbell. Mary-
married Samuel Edgar Champion.
Chapter 403. Fifth Generation.
Children of John Matheney and wife, Elizabeth McSwain : John
married Elizabeth Hamrick. Elizabeth married Kelson Turner.
Mary married George Bridges. Jonothan never married.
Chapter 404. Sixth Generation.
Children of ISTelson Turner and wife, Elizabeth Matheney : John
married Sarah Ellis. Emeline married Craton Ledford. Jane
married Wiley Blanton ; second husband, James Champion. Arthur
married Arkansas Turner. William married Jane Lee ; second wife,
Prarie Turner. Elizabeth married ^tTathaniel Scoggins. Eliza mar-
ried Berry Putnam; second husband, Richard Hughes. Richard
married Salene Blanton. Eli married Jane Blanton. Sarah married
Samuel Young Hamrick. Margaret never married. Hoyle never
Chapter 405. Seventh Generation.
Children of Craton Ledford and wife, Emeline Turner: John
married Elizabeth Glover ; second wife, Elmira Jolley. Berry mar-
ried Adelia Turner. William married Saline Houser. Ambrose
married Mary Westbrooks. George married Kisiah Hullender;
second wife, Sarah Louis. Susanna married John Beam. Jane
married Robert Wright. Frances married Todge Anthony. Two
Chapter 406. Seventh Generation.
Children of Berry Putnam and wife, Eliza Turner: William
married Zilphia Spurlin.
Children of Richard Hughes and wife, Eliza Turner: John
Berry married Ada Goode. James married Hannah jMatheney;
second wife, Elossie Hawkins. Clifford married .
164 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 407. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Turner and wife, Jane Lee: Ralph married
Sarah Bright. Ada married Hackett Wall ; second husband, William
Children of William Turner and wife, Prarie Turner : Edgar
married Elmira Pandall. Festus married Eva Millwood ; second
wife, Millie . Aaron married Willie Wilkins. Tula
married John Weaver. Hattie married William Henrv. Eva mar-
ried John Pettie.
Chapter 408. Seventh Geiieration.
Children of Eli Turner and wife, Jane Blanton : John C. married
Margaret Crisp. William Perrj married Cora Underwood. Cleo-
phus married Mandie McCreary. Elizabeth married Alexander B.
Lee. Maudie married James Aaron Lee. Hoyle Burton not mar-
ried. Gazzie not married. Susanna Lottie not married. Dennis
Clifton not married. Charles D. not married.
Chapter 409. Seventh Generation.
Children of Richard Turner and wife, Salena Blanton: Hoyle
married Laura Hawkins. Malena married Ransom Hicks. Ida
married Robert Lee Jones. Alpha married George Webb. Elizabeth
married John O. Wright. Aria married Augustus Bridges. Mar-
garet married Joseph Beam. Martha married Emma Rollins. Clar-
ence never married.
Chapter 410. Seventh Generation.
Children of Arthur Turner and wife, Arkansas Turner: William
Arthiii' married Ollie Surratt. Alice niai-ried (Jreeii Siu'i'att. Ellu
married Hope. John married Elizabeth .
Chapter 411. Sixth Generation.
Children of George Bridges and wife, Mary Matheney : William
married Mary McSwain. Hassell married Adlissey Hicks. Abriam
History of the Hamrick Generations 165
married Mary Allen. Lawson married Emeline McSwain. Vianna
married Crawford White. Frankie married Carnie Huffstettler.
David married Elizabeth McSwain. Mary married James McSwain.
Elizabeth married Leander Kindrick. Sarah never married.
Chapter 412. Seventh Generation.
Children of Lawson Bridges and wife, Emeline McSwain: Har-
riott married Thomas Camp. Ellen married James Saunders, Mar-
tha never married.
Chapter 413. Fifth Generation.
Children of John Matheney and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick : David
married Hannah Sarah Hamrick. George married Mary Hamrick.
Louis married Tempie Simmons. Sarah married Wiley Hamrick;
second husband, George Robertson Hamrick. Rebecca married Alvin
Padgett. Mary Elizabeth married William D. Gillispie. Hannah
married Louis Hawkins; second husband, James Green. Elmira
married Thomas Hamrick. Joseph never married. John never
married. James Landrum never married.
Chapter 414. Sixth Generation.
Children of David Matheney and wife, Hannah Sarah Hamrick:
Cleophas married Hester Scruggs. Eveline married Monroe Haw-
kins. John married Cinthia Jones. Loucindy married Seaton Green.
Bessie married Pinkney Green. Carmelia married George Simmons.
Elijah married Penina Green.
Chapter 415. Sixth Generation.
Children of George Matheney and wife, Mary Hamrick : John
Landrum married Panthia Tate. Wiley married Ella Tate. George
married Louisa Holland.
Chapter 416. Sixtli Generation.
Children of Louis Matheney and wife, Tempie Simmons : Joseph
married Clearenda Wall; second wife, Laura Scoggins.
166 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chapter 417. Sixth Generation.
Children of William D. Gillispie and wife, Mary Elizabeth Ma-
theuey: William married Lancretia Goode. Joseph married Ma-
nervia Goode. Nancey married Richard Padgett. Catherine mar-
ried Elijah Lovelace.
Chapter 418. Sixth Generation.
Children of Louis Hawkins and wife, Hannah Matheney : - Toliver
married Thaney Goode.
Children of James Green and wife, Hannah Matheney: Clarrie
Jane married Berry McSwain Padgett. Susanna married Columbus
Chapter 419. Seveiith Generation.
Children of George McSwain and wife, Margaret Latham: Mar-
garet married David McSwain. Penina married Jonothan McSwain.
Chapter 420. Fifth Generation.
Children of Charles McSwain and wife, Margaret ISTorwood : Mar-
garet married Thomas Moore. "Red Headed" George never mar-
ried. Black Headed George never married.
Chapter 421. Sixth Generation.
Children of Thomas Moore and wife, Margaret McSwain : General
married Vesty Victoria Hamrick. Elizabeth married Thomas Jolley.
Martha married Calvin Holland. Leah married Leander Jolley.
Mary married Erasmus Holland. Cinthia married Gold Griffon Hol-
land. Sarah married David Hamrick. Francis married Loucindy
Chapter 422, Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Jolley and wife, Elizabeth Moore: Brivet
married Penina Elmore ; second wife, Sarah Holland ; third wife,
Ella Robertson. Stanford married ]\Iollie Durham. Prairie married
Julia Durham; scconrl wife, Mary ITinn]ilirios. Loncrctia mnrrird
History or the Hamkick Generations 167
Joseph Hamrick; second husband, Crawford Jolley. Silveraney
married Isaac Hamrick. Elizabeth married James Morehead.
Chaptek 423. Seventh Generation.
Children of Calvin Holland and wife, Martha Moore: Francis
never married. George married Julia HajTies. Pinkney married
Octavia Fowler. Loucindy married George Bridges; second hus-
band, Thomas Hayne. Julia married Wallace Hopper. General
Chapter 42-i. Seventh Generation. !
Children of Leander Jolley and wife, Leah Moore: Hilary mar-
ried Sarah Hamrick. Caroline married William White. Cordelia
married Berry Hopper. Sarah married Louis Scruggs. Susanna
married Jackson Scruggs. Jane never married. Zoulia never mar-
ried. Two infants.
Chapter 425. Seventh Generation.
Children of Erasmus Holland and wife, Mary Moore: Thomas
married Cleary Ha^Ties. Elizabeth married Richard Hughes. Te-
litha married Gilford Hamrick. Jane never married.
Chapter 426. Seventh Generation.
Children of Gold Griffon Holland and wife, Cinthia Moore:
Thomas married Eunice Eskridge ; second wife, Jane White. Adline
married Marshall Xewton Hamrick. Permelia married Timmons
Gamewell Lee. Sarah married Samuel Eobert Haynes. Franklin
married Mollie Wall. Jane married Roy Morehead. Gold Griffon
married Allis Champion. Mary never married.
Chapter 427. Seventh Generation.
Children of General Moore and wife, Vesty Victoria Hamrick:
Davie married Elizabeth Lattimore. Marshall married Dovie Bl an-
ion. Mollie married Charles Putnam. Carrie married Lauton
Blanton. Olive married Burnice Harrell. Margaret married John
168 History of the Hamrick Generations
Enich Morehead. Aquilla married Coraii Blaiiton. John Matterson
married Ef^e Freeman.
Chapter 428. Seventh Generation.
Children of Francis Moore and wife, Loucindy O'Neal: John
married Kisiali Bridges. Thomas married Louisia Pritchard.
James married Elvenia Dickey; second wife, Mary Blanton; third
wife, Jndith Green. Stanley ]\[oore married Jane Hamrick ; second
wife, Mary Dickey. Georg-e married Roseline Blanton. Margaret
married Georo-e Green. Rebecca never married.
Chaptek 429, Fourth Generation.
Children of William Cham])ioii and wife, Mollie Hamrick: George
married Rebecca McSwain; second wife, Elizabeth Bostic.
Chapter 430. Fifth Generation.
Children of George Champion and wife, Rebecca McSwain :
Richard married ]\lariah Burchott.
Children of George Champion and wife, Elizabeth Bostic : Martha
married Phillip Davis. David married Amelia Jane McBrayer.
Sarah married Christopher Love. Jndia married William Carr Mc-
Swain. IMarsaret married William McSwain. George never mar-
ried. Elizabeth never married.
Chapter 431. Sixth Generation.
Children of David Champion and wife, Amelia Jane McBrayer:
Dr. Clifton Otns married Allis Crowder. .Martha Elizabeth married
Thomas C. Pettie.
Chapter 432. Sixth Generation.
CliiMfcn of Christopher Love and wife, Sai-ah Chanipiuu : James
never married. George never married. ^
Chapter 433. Sia-tli Generation.
('Iiildrcn id" i'liillip l);i\-is immI wil'c. .M;ii'tli;i ( 'li;iin))ion : Cliam-
History of the Haairick Generations 169
pion married ^largaret Scruggs. Lola Effie married Samuel Turner.
Sarah Elizabeth married Eichard Byers. Ida May married George
Simmons. Phillip never married. One infant.
Chapter 434. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Carr ]\[eSwain and wife, Judith Champion :
Georg-e never married. James never married.
Children of William Carr McSwain and wife, Margaret Champion :
Eachael never married. Eebecca Elizabeth married Crawford Green.
Chapter 435. Fourth Generation.
Children of James Hamrick and wife, Susanna Hamrick : George ^
married Phoebia Wright ; second wife, Anna Martin. Susanna mar-
ried Samuel Harrell. ^Mary married Thomas Hardin. Elizabeth mar-
ried Samuel Bridges. Eebecca married Samuel Bridges.
Chapter 436. Fiftlt Generation.
Children of Samuel Harrell and wife, Susanna Hamrick : Housand
married Levisey McBrayer. Frankie married Eobert McBrayer.
Eebecca married Martin Beam. Samuel married Leah McBrayer.
Priscilla married George Blanton. Susanna married James Mc-
Braver. John married Jane Wrav. Cinthia married John Bostic.
Amos married Elizabeth Baxter. James married Susanna Blanton.
William married Elizabeth Bennix.
Chapter 437. Sixth Generation.
Children of Eobert McBrayer and wife, Erankie Harrell : Amos
married Amanda Strawd fno children). David married Martha
Blanton. John married Margaret Lovelace. Priscilla married James
Green. Cinthia married Samuel Eskridge; second husbnd, Jesse
Jolley. Eobert B. married Carrie Eskridge; second wife, Amanda
Logan. James never married. Susanna never married.
Chapter 438. Seventh Generation.
Children of David McBrayer and wife, Martha Blanton : Charles
170 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Pearl Wray. John married Susanna Blanton. Olive mar-
ried Samuel S. Koyster.
Chapter 439. Seventh Generation.
Children of John H. JMcBraver and wife, Margaret Lovelace:
Robert William married Buena Packard. Carrie married George
P. Webb. Addie May married William Broadway. David Roy not
married. Edwin Yates not married.
Chapter 440. Seventh Generation.
Children of Robert B. McBrayer and wife, Amanda Logan : Rob-
ert married Louise Mallah. Corrie married Cletus Hord. Ida
married William Lawery. Loula married Daniel Davis. Logan E.
married Fay Young. Stella married Henry Dosier. Mamie married
Grover King. Mabel married Myrtle Hunneycutt.
Chapter 441. Sixth Generation.
Children of Martin Beam and wife, Rebecca Harrell : Martin
married Dora Harrell. John married Donia Strowd. Posey mar-
ried Narcissus Gordan. Amelia married Achillis Durham. Priscilla
married Joseph Edwards. Mary married Willis McDaniel; second
husband, George Doggett; third husband, James Canady. Martha
married Crawford Lovelace. Sarah married James Green. James
never married. David never married.
Chapter 442. Seventh Generation.
Children of Joseph Edwards and wife, Priscilla Beam : Martin
Luther married Louisa Bridges. Ellen Rebecca married Wilber
Day. Doctor Gardner married Jane Davidson ; second wife. Bar-
berry Wood. Sarah married John Bridges. David married Jimmie
Bridges. James never married. Joseph never married.
Chapter 448. Seventh Generation.
Cliildron of Acliillis Durlinin anf] wifo. Amelia Beam: Willinm
HiSTOKT OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS 171
Jasper married Margaret Manning. Eobert Acliillis married Ida
Cheek. Mattie never married. One infant.
Chapter 444. Seventh Generation.
Children of Willis McDaniel and wife, Mary Beam : Emma mar-
ried John Hamrick. Eachelan married Claton.
Children of George Doggett and wife, Mary Beam : Sarah mar-
ried Jasper Green.
Chapter 445. Seventh Generation.
Children of Posey Beam and wife, E'arcissns Gordon: Martin
married Lettie Cavney. Charles married Catherine Carlton. Wil-
liam married Minnie Ewart. Minnie never married.
Chapter 446. Sixth Generation.
Children of Housand Harrell and wife, Levicey McBrayer : Alfred
married Earsley Suttles. Susanna married Hoyle Gross. William
married Esther Snttles. Alburtie married Elizabeth Mc Arthur.
James married Sarah White. Samuel married Rachael Beam.
Delila married Thomas Withrow. Edith never married. Elisha
Chapter 447. Seventh Generation.
Children of Alfred Harrell and wife, Earsley Suttles : John
married Jane Webb. Catherine married Mills Elack. Housen
married Judith King. Franklin married I^ancy Bland ; second wife,
Julia Edwards. Earsley Priscilla married Albert Bridges. Martha
married Asa Bowman. Judith married Burwell Thorne. Josie
married John D. Long. Delila married Barney King. Three infants.
Chapter 448. Sixth Generation.
Children of Samuel Harrell and wife, Leah McBrayer : Permelia
married David Harrell. Drucilla married William Harrell. Frankie
married John Duncan. I^ila married John Martin. Cordelia mar-
ried Leonard Bostic. Lawson married Susanna Simmons. John
172 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Faniiie Bridges. Amos married Hattie McDaniel; second
wife, Daisy McDaniel. Elizabeth married Simeon Duncan. Jesse
never married. Honsen never married.
Chapter 449. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Harrell and wife, Jane Webb: Beulah married
Logan Moore. Fay married Delia Moore ; second wife, Sarah Gam-
bell. Maudie married "William Moore. Flay married Allie Huntley.
Emma married Ralph Flack. Bessie married Gordon Young. Fred-
rick married Burnice Tate. Hoke not married.
Chapter 450. Seventh Generation,
Children of Thomas King and wife, Sarah Harrell: Robert
married Voniiie Fortune. Docia married George McDaniel. Robus
married Lenna Williams. Stanyarn married ISTettie Hensley. Cuttie
married William Taylor. Delia not married. Susanna not mar-
ried. Alice not married. Fannie not married.
Chapter 451. Seventh Generation.
Children of Franklin Harrell and wife, ISTancy Bland : Nancy
married William Smart.
Children of Franklin Harrell and wife, Judith Webb: Judith
married Henrv Toney. Patrick married Jesse Hovle. Clevcbiiitl
married Lucey Hardin. Thomas married Ada Brackett. Claud
married Freeman. Palmer not married. Clovis not married.
Chapter 452. Sixtli Generation.
Children of James McBrayer and wife, Susanna Harrell: I^o-
renzo married Catherine King. Delila married Washington Wilkie.
Susanna married Franklin Daniels. Amelia married Winfield Roach.
Jane married Jolm Robbins. Dr. John H. married Ida Palmer.
TsTnpoloon Bona])artc married ^^fary Si)arks.
History of the Hamrick Generations 173
Chapter 453. Sixth Generation.
Children of John Harrell and wife, Jane Wray : Lawson mar-
ried Caroline Price. Dr. Johii married Hattie Black.
Chapter 454. Sixth Generation.
Children of John Bostic and wife, Cinthia Harrell : George mar-
ried Margaret Goode. John married Susanna McArthur. Susanna
married Henderson Carroll. I^ancy Ann married Franklin Moore.
Tempie married Andrew McDaniel. Samuel married Jane Suttles.
Chapter 455. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Bostic and wife, Jane Suttle: Joseph mar-
ried Attie Hallman. John married Elizabeth Durham. Carroll
married Mary Beam. George Pleasant married Bertha Bryan ; second
wife, Mary Thornton ; third wife, Molena Stover. Louisa married
Monroe Putnam. Marv Jane married Samuel Austell. Plato Lee
married Annettie Moore. Wade Dobbins married Flora Hollowav.
Attie Texas never married. Samuel never married. Thomas never
married. Cinthia Judith not married. Orlando married Beuna
Chapter 456. Seventh Generation.
Children of Henderson Carroll and wife, Susanna Bostic : John
married Susanna White. Mary married John Oliver Gold. John-
ston married Avelonia McSwain. Cinthia married John Byrd.
Sarah married Christopher Phillips. Martha married George Hen-
derson. David never married.
Chapter 457. Seventh Generation.
Children of Franklin Moore and wife, Cinthia Bostic : Achella
married Margaret Dean. John married Nancy Doggett. Susanna
married Marshall Carroll.
Chapter 458. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Bostic and wife, Margaret Goode : John
174 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Olavine Smart. Martliia married Samuel Harrell. Leonard
married Cordelia Harrell. Dr. Chivans married Massie Aldridge.
Hester married John Carson. Eugenia married Bailey G. Weathers.
Charles married Minnie Wilhart. Georgie married Dr. Robert
Garrin. ]\Iaiy Charendu never married. Kodney James never mar-
Chapter 459. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jolm Bostic and wife, Susanna McArthur: Alonzo
married Sarah McDonnell. Arrenia married William Murphy. Mil-
son married ISTettie Huntley; second wife, Minnie Hall. Eula May
married Ivey Johnston. Garmillia never married. Baxter never
married. Docia not married.
Chapter 460. Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Carroll and wife, Priscilla Bostic : John
married Zoulia McDonnell'; second wife, Allie Sorrells. Sarah mar-
ried John Henry Ford. Addie married Arthur Harriss. Samuel
married Lenard Watkins. James Robert married Lela Martin.
Thomas never married. George married. Charles married.
Chapter 461. Seventh Generation.
Children of Andrew McDaniel and wife, Tempie Bostic : Richard
married Quintina Hicks. Cornelia married Jefferson Smith. Ola
married John C. Cowen. Hattie married Amos Harrell. Charles
never married. Grover never married. Doctor never married. Daisy
married Amos Harrell.
Chapter 462. Seventh Generation.
Children of Washington Wilkie and wife, Delia McBrayer : George
married . Catherine married Martin Putnam. Jane
married Samuel Putnam. Judith married William Taylor.
Chapter 463. Seventh Generation.
Children of Fr;iiikliii Daniels and wife, Susanna McBrayer: John
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U^cLE Bekky Hamrick
WHO DIED DrRI^'G 1918 AT THE ADVAXCED AGE OF 98 YEARS. LAST MEMBER OF THE
THIRD HAMRICK GEXERATION IN CLEVELAND AND RUTHER-
FORD COUNTIES. (SEE PAGE 11)
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married Catherine Webb. Joseph F. married Ella Beard. Leonard
married Hattie Meseck. Otus never married. Margaret not mar
Chapter -iO-i. Seventh Generation.
Children of Lorenzo McBrayer and wife, Catherine King: Dr.
Thomas not married.
Chapter 465. Seventh Generation.
Children of Winiield Roach and wife, Amelia McBrayer : James
married Mary Green. Harriss married Jason Hoover. Flossie mar-
ried Perry Street. Ola married James Hollifleld. Susanna married
Lawrence Killiam. Estella married William Putnam. John not
Chapter 466. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Eobbins and wife, Jane ]\IcBraver : James
married JSTancy Cole. John married Sarah Snider. William mar-
ried Vera Wilson. Broadus married Sarah Quinn. Colon married
Etta Green. George married Cora Holland. Docia married William
Morrow. Carrie married Phelix Quinn. Lester married Pearl
Hopper. Arrie never married.
Chapter 467. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Harrell and wife, Susanna Blanton : Martha
married Capt. James Whitten Beam. Mary married James Lee.
Sarah married Jacob Loranco. James never married.
Chapter 468. Seventh GeneralioiL
Children of Capt. James Wliitten Benm and wife, Martha Harrell :
James A. niarrifd l^li/a ( ^liitwodd. Saiinicl ^roiiroo tiiarried Sarah
Bridges. Cicero married Susanna AIcKarhuul. Solon M. married
Elizalteth ITai-fcll. .Tiilius mai-i'icd iMiiiiia iraiTcll. Foster married
Faiinii' Hass ; second wile, Ilcstci- TlKnnbs. dolin married Mary
( ';ii|)('iitf'r. ^Fai'v Ann niaiiicd Zecheriah Edwards. Margaret mar-
ried George Hamrick.
History of the Hamrick GEisrERATioNS 177
Chapter 469. Sixth Generation.
Children of Amos Harrell and wife, Elizabeth Baxter : Dr. Law-
son married Margaret Stockton; second wife, Carrie Carmackle.
Catherine married Joseph Green. Arrie married Thomas Thombs.
Elizabeth married Solon M. Beam. Calvin married Sarah Gettis.
Dr. John A. married Louisa McFarland. Samuel married Mattie
Bostic. Georoe never married. Bate never married. Susanna never
Chapter 470. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Harrell and wife, Elizabeth Bennix. Martin
married Vianna Webb. Robert married Catherine Suttles. Housen
married Martha King. Marj Ann married Anonymus Weir. Eve-
line married Posev Lynch. Rebecca married James Weir. George
married Bell Sigenalder ; se<3ond wife. Emma Oliphant.
Chapter 471. Seventh Generation.
Children of Housand Harrell and wife, Martha King: Joseph
married Mary Dellinger. Zorah married Mary Burgess. Mittie
married Winfield Grider. Effie married Burwell Moore. Judson
never married. Jordon never married. Pearl never married.
Chapter 472. Seventh Generation.
Children of Robert Harrell and wife, Catherine Suttles : George
married Lucy Homes. Julia married William Collins. Sarah Jane
married William James Hilton. Carrie married Jacob Metcalf.
Charles married ISTancy Bailey. Martha married Leander Smith.
Carrie married William F. Wilson. Barney married Edna Jankiss ;
second wife, Margaret Grigery. Julius married Ella Ruppe ; second
wife, Candas Harbruner. Lillian married Gladstone Gatling. Eugene
never married. Daisy never married. Alice never married.
Chapter 473. Seventh Generation.
Children oi^ jMurtin Harrell and wife, Vianna Webb: George
married Cordelia Suttle. Priscilla married Columbus Canipe. Hughie
178 History of the Hamrick Generations
liiiirriod Susanna Norrells. Catherine married Colon Lorence. John
Bell married Giissie Rollins. Margaret married Albert Mauney.
William never married.
Chapter 474. Seventh Generation.
Children of Posey Lynch and wife, Eveline Harrell: Leander
married Loula Elliott. Jane married Albert Holland. Graham
married Arrie Smith. Minnie married John Sorrells. Marcus
married Edna Jackson. Erastus not married. Martha not married.
Chapter 475, Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Harrell and wife, Rachael Beam: Charles
married Lillie Grigg. Angus married Eva Hufstettler. Alexan-
der married Allie Sigmon. Cleveland married Gussie Sigmon Gussie
married Pinkney Randall. Thomas married Pearl Hope. Henry
married Vamey Bridges. jVIary married Palmer Kindrick. Cath-
erine not married.
Chapter 470. Seventh Generation.
Cliildren of Dr. John II. McBrayer and wife, Ida Palmer; Troilius
De Costa never married. William Garlan married Mamie Good-
son. Phernia niai'i-itM] Ernest White. James Harrell never mar-
ried. Mary Susanna not married, flolm not iTiarricd.
Chapter 477. Seventh Generation.
Children of Dr. John Harrell and wife, Louisa McFarland: Gas-
ton married Ellen Gettis. Cansas married Batie Harrell.
Chapter 478. Seventh Generation.
Children of Calvin ILirrell aiid wife, Sarah Gettis: Lawson
married Amanda Thaeker. Panthia married Demeroy Edwards.
Lillian married Jesse Sparks. Elizabeth married Landrum Lee.
Susanna never married. Plato never married. Sarah not married.
History of the Hamrick Generations 179
Chapter 479. Seventh Generation.
Children of Albertie Harrell and wife, Elizabeth McArthur: Al-
fred married Margaret Wease. Judith married Curtis Watson.
Levicey married Arthur Bridges. Sarah married Franklin Wease.
Delila married Joseph Allen. Bell married Oscar Padgett. Ship-
pard married Mary Wells. Carson never married.
Chapter -iSO, Seventh Generation.
Children of Hovle Gross and wife, Susanna Harrell: Luther
married Dona Moore. Julia married Piiiknej Martin. Alpha mar-
ried John Wommac; second husband, Thomas Cole. Hester mar-
ried John Jones. Sammie married Pinkney Jones. Phillip married
Mary Ledbetter. Vemitia married George Young. Housen never
married. Loueasv never married. Calvin never married.
Chapter 481. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Harrell and wife, Ester Suttles: David
married Biddie Price. Jane married Warlic Walker. Housen mar-
ried Seneth Goforth. Samuel married Jane Walker. Pleasant mar-
ried Minnie Wagler. Etta married William Bailey. Bascum Carson
married Margaret Randall. Batie married Carrie Blanton. James
married Carnie Cooper. Dobbins never married. Homesley never
Chapter 482.- Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Carson and wife, Delia Harrell : Henry Clay
married Hattie Wells. Marcus married Blanch Harrell. John
married Hester Bostic. Mary never married. Allis not married.
Florence not married.
Chapter 483. Seventh Generation.
Children of Tahomas Withrow and wife, Priscilla Harrell : Wel-
don married Golden Doggett. Alice married John Kisler. Bell mar-
ried Jabez Hopper. Debbie married Joseph Green. Thomas mar-
180 History of the Hamrick Generations
ried Dollie McMahan. Georgie married Clarence Hodge. James
Chapter 484, Seventh Generation.
Children of James Lee and wife, Mary Harrell : Laura married
William Jones ; second husband, Euben Wilson. Jones Quinn never
Chapter 485. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jacob Lorance and wife, Sarahann Harrell : Lanton
married Mary Jane Palmer. Esley married Julia Peeler. Colon
married Catherine Harrell.
Chapter 486. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Beam and wife, Donie Stroud : Charles mar-
ried Ola Blackworth. William not married. Carrie not married.
Maggie not married. Forest not married.
Chapter 487. Seventh Generation.
Children of Mills Flack and wife, Catherine Harrell: Camey
married Walter Wilson. Otto married Cleo Mauney. Effie married
Arthur Young. Susanna married Joseph Elliott. Two infants.
Chapter 488. Fifth Generation.
Children of George Hamrick and wife, Phoebia Wright : Wright
married Ellen Peeler. James Young married Catherine Hardin.
Loucindy married Winston W. Wright. Judith married Charles
Blanton. Malindy married Hood Jolley. Elizabeth married Eich-
ard Hughes. Candas manicd Young Hughes.
Chapter 489. Sixth Generation.
Children of Wright Hamrick and wife, Ellen Peeler: George
Washington married Phoebia Adline Washburn. Mary married
Andley M. Lattimore. Sarah married Webb Eskridge. Mintie
^Missouri married Scaton Allen Washburn. Amanda never married.
Phoebe marricil iiubcn ilajiirick.
History of the Hamkick Generations 181
Chapter 490. Sixth Generation.
Children of James Young Hamrick and wife, Catherine Hardin:
Charles Jefferson married Sarah Hamrick. Susanna married Elijah
McSwain. Loucindy married Thomas Harrell. Andy married Sarah
MeSwain. Oliver never married. Henderson ISTewton never married.
Sarahann never married.
Chapter 491. Seventh Generation.
Children of Charles Jefferson Hamrick and w^if e, Sarah Hamrick :
James Young married Cansas Ellen Byers. Elijah Bly married
Gallena Green. Catherine married Solon Green. Oliver ISTewton
married Almedia Pruett.
Chapter 492. Eighth Generation.
Children of James Young Hamrick and wife, Cansas Ellen Byers :
Fredrick Delmire married ISTatley Harris. Eitzhugh B. married
Ollie Green. Charles Doggett never married. Yasser Huffman
married Beuna Green. Myrtle Esmer married Clarence Hamrick.
Euzelia married J. Andrie Barry.
Chapter 493. Eighth Generation.
Children of Elijah Hamrick and wife, Gallena Green: Octa
Eoy married Edwin Hamrick. Carroll married Mary Etta Moore.
Charles Rush married Georgie Grice. Dr. James Yates married
Elizabeth Champion. Oliver Paul married Jessie Pangie. Clifford
Laddie Watts not married. Elijah not married.
Chapter 494. Eighth Generation.
Children of Solon Green and wife, Catherine Hamrick: Garland
Mannirto- married Maudie Osborne. Gertrude not married.
Chapter 495. Seventh Generation.
Children of Andy Hamrick and wife, Sar^ih McSwain : Elizabeth
1S2 History of the BLimeick Generations
Chapter 496. Sixth Generation.
Cliildren of Winston W. Wriglit and wife, Loucindy Hamrick:
George Washington married Biddie Robertson, Abiier Benson mar-
ried Eunice ]3urham. Susanna married James Hamrick. John
married Sarah Bridges. James married Laura Batie. Thomas mar-
ried Martha Jenkins. Joseph Pinkney married Margaret Jolley.
Phoebia married Franklin McEntire ; second husband, Stephen Hum-
phries. Judith married Grandersoh S. Ramsey. Mary married
Drury McDaniel HarrelL Parthia jSTittia married Marion Eskridge.
Chapter 497. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Wright and wife, Biddie Robertson : George-
anna married Willie E. Fite.
Chapter 498. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Wright and wife, Sarah Bridges : Martin mar-
ried Margaret Harrell. Blanche married Lawson Bridges. Beuna
married Crowder Philbeck. John O. married Elizabeth Turner.
Clyde married Ellen McDaniel.
Chapter 499. Sixth Generation.
Children of Young Hughes and wife, Cadance Hamrick: Cinthia
married Drury ]\[cDaniel. Sarah Manervia married William F.
Jones. Loucindy married Pinkney Martin. Toliver never married.
Elmira married Elias Putnam.
Chapter 500. Seventh Generation.
Children of William F. Jones and wife, Sarah Manervia Hughes:
George married Sarali Mitchell. Andy married Elizabeth Ruppe;
second wife, Emeline Harrell. i'inkney married Sammie Gross.
Albert married Laura Ruppe. Nancy married James Owens. ' John
married Hester Gross. Robert never married.
Chapter 501. Fifth Generation.
Cliil'lron of Thomas Ilarrlin mid wifo, ^Tarv Hamrick: George
History of the Hamrick Generations 183
married Marv Harrell; second wife, Martha McSwain. Jesse mar-
ried Hannali Irvin. Edmon married Cintliia Gage. William mar-
ried Artie Webb. Hosie married Sarah Hamrick. Susanna married
Asa Lovelace. Annie married John Neal. James never married.
Elizabeth never married.
Chapter 502. Sixth Generation.
Children of George Hardin and wife, Mary Harrell : Delphia
married Samuel Bridges; second husband, Berry Hamrick, Sarah
married Dobbins Hamrick; second husband, John Home. Caroline
married David Hamrick ; second husband, Isam Owens. Artie mar-
ried Samuel Putnam.
Children of George Hardin and wife, Martha McSwain: Nancy
married Willis Webb. Amanda married David Oliver Green. Saleny
married Anderson Owens.
Chapter 503. Seventli Generation.
Children of Samuel Putnam and wife, Artie Hardin: Monroe
married Louisa Bostic. John D. married Mary Jones. William
married Zoulia Bridges; second wife, Ida Turner; third wife, Eva
Hughes. Benjamin Franklin married Eliza Spangler. Clifton
married Panthia Jones. Gordon married Esther Boston. Pinkney
married Sarah Wallace; second wife, Edith Parker. Tilden married
N'ovella Eskridge, Mary married John Gold. Eachael married
Perry Wellmon. Esther married Wade Elliott. Charles married
Chapter 504. Seventh Generation.
Children of Willis Webb and wife, JSTancy Hardin : Drury Dob-
bins married Rosanna Dycus. Victoria married John Jesse Jones.
Martha married Albertie Melton.
Chapter 505. Seventh Generation.
Children of Anderson Owens and wife, Malena Hardin: George
married Barberry Bridges. Arrie married Lensey Bridges. Alonzo
184 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Dovie Burns. Julious married Hettie McDaniel. Clinton
Chapter 506. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Home and wife, Sarah Hardin : John married
Docia Harrell. James married Hattie Jenkins. Susanna married
Victoria Lovelace; second husband, Cicero Bridges.
Chapter 507. Sixth Generation.
Children of Jesse Hardin and wife, Hannah Irvin : John married
Martha White. Zillie married James Philbeck (no children). Lenna
married Benjamin Franklin McSwain (no children). Jane mar-
ried W. Perry Lovelace. Eunice married Elijah Edmon Jones.
Eachael never married. Abriam never married. Irvin never mar-
Chapter 508. Seventh Generation.
Children of W. Perry Lovelace and wife, Jane Hardin : Allis
married Daniel Brooks.
Chapter 509. Sixth Generation.
Children of Edmon Hardin and wife, Cinthia Gage: Anonymus
married Susanna Butler. Berry married Jane McDonnell. Drillia
married Joseph Harmon. Susanna married McCager Doggett. Noble
Chapter 510, Sixth Generation.
Childruji of A\'illiam Hardin and wife, Artie Webb: Asa mar-
ried Mary Wilson, William Jackson married Hettie Clark. Deamey
married William Green. Susanna married Drury Phillips. Jesse
married Caroline McClure, James married Elizabeth Downey;
second wife, Fannie Goode; third wife, Octnvia ILaynes. Jane mar-
riod Samuel .Melton. Snrali married John Cooper. Mary married
(ieorge Smith. Pi'iscilla niiirricnl David Forl)US. Artie married
Williiiiii I'lK'hureh. l''.li/.;ilH'tli married .Mfi'cd Harmon. Catherine
HlSTOKY OF THE HaMEICK GENERATIONS 185
married William Keeter. Zeclieriali married Mollie Efler. John
married ISTancy Upchurcli. George never married.
Chapter 511. Sixth Generation.
Children of Hosie Hardin and wife, Sarah Hamrick: Jesse
married Narcissus Holland; second wife, Artie Bridges. Catherine
married James Young Hamrick.
Chapter 512. Sixth Generation.
Children of Asa Lovelace and wife, Susanna Hardin: James
married Judith Hamrick. Edmon J. married Priscilla Washburn.
William Brison married Sarahann Harris; second wife, Liddie Sa-
poch, Thomas married Judith McSwain. Berrj married Mary
Bridges. Susanna married William McDaniel. Mary married Sam-
uel McSwain; second husband, Robert Mintz.
Chapter 513. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Lovelace and wife, Judith Hamrick: Drury
S. married Priscilla Lee. Permelia married Major John Lovelace.
Hannah married Perry Pruett. Jane never married. Adline never
Chapter 514. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Brison Lovelace and wife, Sarahann Harriss :
Asa Monroe married Cordelia Hamrick ; second wife, Susanna Wil-
kins. Junius married Ellen Lee. Ma;rgaret married John H. Mc-
Brayer. Louisa married Larkin Arkansas McSwain. Victoria mar-
ried Zacheriah R. Walker. Cora married Dr. Timmons Greenberry
Hamrick. Clementina married Crawford Green. Docia married
Haden Wall. Pinkney never married. Elvira never married. One
infant. Dr. Thomas married Carrie Wilkins.
Chapter 515. Seventh Generation.
Children of Berry Lovelace and wife, Mary Bridges: Cicero
married Dora Hawkins. Victor married Susanna Home.
186 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chaptee 516. Seventh Generation.
Children of Thomas Lovelace and wife, Judith McSwain : Craw-
ford married Sarah Boggs first, he next married Martha Beam.
Eunice married Smith Wilkins.
Chapter 517. Seventh Generation.
Children of William McDaniel and wife, Susanna Lovelace:
George married Dovie McDaniel. Susanna married Zebulon Whit-
aker. Kisiah married Jabez Hamrick. James never married.
Chapter 518. Seventh Generation.
Children of Edmon G. Lovelace and wife, Priscilla Washburn:
Allis married Thomas Kennedy Barnett,
Chapter 519. Seventh Generation.
Children of Anonymus Hardin and wife, Susanna Butler : Perry
married Susanna McDonnell. William married Harriott Keaves.
Jane married Lawson Wright. Doctor married Gossett.
Julia married .
Chapter 520. Seventh Generation.
Children of Asa Hardin and wife, Mary Wilson: Brison married
Mary Scoggins. James married Priscilla Phillips. Spencer mar-
ried Julia Scoggins. Monroe married Susanna Padgett. George
married Cinthia Price. Xancy never married. Sarah never married.
Susanna never marrior]. Jane married .
Chapter 521. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drury Phillips and wife, Susanna Hardin: Martha
married Eranklin Goode. Mary Ann married Decatur ILnrdin.
Priscilla married James Hardin. Sarah married Tanner Street.
Martin married Susanna Pintuil". Monroe nuirried PintufF.
Chapter 522. Seventh Generation.
Children of Jesse Hardin and wife, Caroline McClure: James mar-
History of the Hamrick Generations 187
ried Martha Hill, Alonzo married Xarcissus Tliombs. Harris
married Malissa Burgin. Samuel married Loucindj Kiser. Jane
married Charles McCraw. Lillie married Cardis Morrow. Bell mar-
ried Garfield Biiroan. Ada married Ezell Hamrick. William married
Smith. Buster married Smith. Alberta married
Chapter 523. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Hardin and wife, Elizabeth Dawning: La-
fayette married Margaret Moore; second wife, Rebeckey Gordon.
Doctor married Francis Good; second wife, Margaret Street. Su-
sanna married Richmond Hardin.
Children of James Hardin and wife, Octavie Holmes : Posey
married David Davis ; second wife. Marv Millwood. George mar-
ried Allis L\Tich; second wife, Minnie Pool; third wife, Elisabetl^
IMintz. Joseph married Jane Irvin. John married Mary Hollifield.
Priscilla married James Home. Sarah married Jefferson Dawney.
Delila married James Hollifield. Martha married Philip Funder-
Chapter 524. Fifth Generation.
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick : David
married Rebecca Gutrie. Aaron married Liddie Scruggs. Alexander
married Hettie Daves ; second wife, Elizabeth Walker. Jane married
Clavbourne Blanton. Frankie married Isam Owens. Mary never
married. Moses never married. William never married.
* Chapter 525. Sixth Generation.
Children of Isam Owens and wife, Frankie Bridges : Andy mar-
ried Judith Green. Priscilla married Carver Hamrick. Willis
married Louisa Blanton; second wife, Dicey Dycus. Jane married
Berrv Green. Wilev never married.
Chapter 526. Sixth Generation.
Children of Alexander Bridges and wife, Hettie Daves : Samuel
188 History of the Hamrick Generations
married Mary Logan. Jane married George Davis. Elizabeth
married Drury Robinson. Priscilla married Willis Green. Biddie
married Harvey Holificld. Sarah married William Lovelace. Mar-
garet married Jesse Wells. George married Loucindy Holland. Lou-
cindy never married.
Chapter 527. Seventh Generation.
Children of Willis Owens and wife, Louisa Blanton: Wiley mar-
ried Fannie Hollifichl. Willie married Jane Hollifield. Charles
married Malissa Ramsey. Asa married Jose Guffee. Priscilla
married Thomas Robbins. Marendy married Elijah Bridges. Hessie
married Charles Nodine.
Chapter 528. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Bridges and wife, Mary Logan: Amose
married I^aura Bridges. Smith married Carrie Green. Elijah mar-
ried Marindy Ownes. Mills married Eannie Hamrick. Lensey
married Arrie Ownes. Caleb married Fannie Bridges. Marcus mar-
ried Zoudie I-/edford. Barberry married George Ownes. Mindie
married Columbus Alexander Jones. Effie married Thomas Melton.
Chapter 529. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Davis and wife, Jane Bridges: Camey mar-
ried Laura Culbreth. Mamie Seaton married Blanch Walker. Mar-
tha married Tjandrum Hamrick. Arrie married Taylor Dobbins.
Ida married Eli Davis. J^oucindy married Charles Padgett. Hessie*
married Robert Wells. Mina married Edgar Bridges. Georgie not
married. Narcissus not married.
Chapter 530. Third Generation.
Children of Moses Richard ILimrick nnd wife, Mary Bridges:
Henry married Eli/nboth Bowons. Sarjih married Perry Green
Magness. Mary married Sjinnu'l ITniiirick. Price married Nancy
History of the Hamrick Generations 189
Bridges. Enocli . Jeremiali . Ka-
tlianiel — . Thomas . Susanna married
Chapter 531. Fourtli Generation.
Cliildren of Price Hamrick and wife, N^ancy Bridges : Moses
married Sarah Robertson. John married Elisabeth Robertson.
Richard married Mary Walk Sarah married Hosie Hardin. Mary
Chapter 532. Fifth Generation. ,
Children of Moses Hamrick and wife, Sarah Robertson: Street!
married Elmira Bridges. Amose married Diser Edwards. Robert
married iSTancv Hamrick. Andv married Susanna Hamrick.
Marion married Frankie Bridges. Artie married Washington Bridges.;
Jane married Burwell McSwain (no children), i^arcissus married
Paxton Davis. Lucretia married John Tate. Lucinda married,
Joseph Padgett. Eli never married. Moses never married. Rich^
ard never married.
Chapter 533. Sixth Generation.
Cliildren of Street Hamrick and wife, Elmira Bridges : Marshall
N^ewton married Adline Holland. Sidney Hill married Elizabeth
Harrell ; second wife, Patience Priscilla Washburn. John Calhoune
married Charlotte Harrell. Leander Sheppard married Sarah Ham-
rick. Wiley Cicero married Paold Turner. Alonzo Marion married
Chapter 534. Fifth Generation.
Children of Paxton Davis and wife, Xarcissus Hamrick : George
married Jane McSwain. Elizabeth married Price Hamrick. Mc-
DufBe married Sarah Vrcbbcr. John married Zoulie Bridges. Wil-
liam married Hester Lee. Mary Ann married John Arnell. Martha
married James Gipson. Emcliiie never married. Thomas never
History of the Hamrick Generations
Kev. G. p. Hamkick,
wife and son
History of the Hamrick Generations 191
Chapter 535. Fifth Generation.
Children of Price Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Davis: Chancey
Gidney married Loucindy Bailey. Martha married Oliver Butler ;
second husband, Charles Bailey. Mary married Leander Butler.
Darcus married Samuel Wilson. Carrie married Edgar McCurry.
Margaret married Edgar Moore.
Chapter 536. Sixth Generation.
Children of McDuff Davis and wife, Sarah Webber: Charles
never married. Russell never married. Franklin never married.
Cecile not married. Mandy not married.
Chapter 537. Sixth Gener'ation.
Children of John Tate and wife, Laucretia Hamrick: Andrew
married Cinthia McSwain (no children). Etta married Jefferson
Chapter 538. Sixth Generation.
Children of Marion Hamrick and wife, Frankie Bridges : Sarah
Chapter 539. Sixth Geyieration.
Children of Amose Hamrick and wife, Dizer Edwards: Monroe
married Elizabeth Bright. Margaret married Thomas Bridges.
Chapter 540. Sixth Generation.
Children of Alonzo Iredell Hamrick and wife, jSTancy Hamrick:
Jane married Avery Smith. Hester married Joseph Wesson. Emma
married John Cleary. Martha never married.
Chapter 541. Sixth Generation.
Children of Andy Hamrick and wife, Susanna Hamrick : William
Moses married Susanna Blanton. Two infants.
Children of George Bowen and wife, Susanna Hamrick : Augustus
married Elizabeth Brackett. Ella married Flaxton Suttle.
192 History of the Hamkick Generations
Chapter 542. Fifth Generation.
Children of John Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Robertson: Elijah
never married. Steeley never married. Eunice never married.
Elizabeth married Benjamin Bowens. Mary married Green Bowens.
Chapter 543. Sixth Generation.
Children of Benjamin Bowens and wife, Elizabeth Hamrick:
Susanna married Isaac Randall. Elizabeth married George Pinsan.
Jane married Calvin Bowens, Marv married Gabriel Hamrick.
Chapter 544. Fifth Generation.
Children of Richard Hamrick and wife, Mary Wall : Price mar-
ried Elizabeth Davis, Gabriel married Mary Bowens; second wife,
Lela Bishop ; third wife, Margaret Arrowood. Thomas married
Christine Bedford. ISTancy married Alonzo Iredell Hamrick. Amanda
married Van Wallace. Elmira married David Grant.
Chapter 545. Seventh Generation.
Children of Marshall j^Tewton Hamrick and wife, Adline Holland :
Barnett Edgar married Bessie Fortune. Burrus Clan married
Ola Whisnant. Dora married Winiain Jennings. Delia mar-
ried Hackett Blanton, Emma married S, O, Andrews, Beuna
married Arlando Bostic, Grover Cleveland not married. Ollie not
Chapter 546. Seventh Generation.
Children of Sidney Hill Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Harrell :
Belvey married Charles Jefferson Hamrick. Darfer married Her-
shall Blanton. Ida not married.
Children of Sidney Hill Hamrick and wife, Patience Priscilla
Washburn : Phocian Hines not married. Beraice not married.
CiiAPTEit 547. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Calhoiinc TT;imrick and wife, Charlotte Harrell:
HlSTOEY OF THE HaMRICK GENERATIONS 193
Gillet Vaulies married Emma Ledbetter. Grover Thurman married
Bertha Harrell. Garvin Street not married. Wake not married.
Chapter 548. Seventh Generation.
Children of Leander Sheppard Hamrick and wife, Sarah Hamrick :
Spurgeon not married. Otto Vetus married Carrie Maze. Alger
Vason married Etta Abernathy. Ruben Hubbard not married. Vilus
Fitzhugh not married. Brougliton never married.
Chapter 549. Seventh Generation.
Children of "Wiley Cicero Hamrick and wife, Paola Turner:
Wait Caralile married Florence Martin. Volena married Ralph
Cline. Ethel married George Threadbill. Lyman not married.
Alma not married. Helen never married.
Chapter 550. Seventh Generation.
Children of Alonzo Marion Hamrick and wife, Ellenora McMurry :
Evans married Laura Jones. Dewitt married Buna Hawkins. Twitty
married Minnie Brooks. JSTeeter married Winslow Jones. Darcus
married Cleton Humphries. Bula married Besalan Hamrick. Elmira
Chapter 551. Seventh Generation.
Children of George Davis and wife, Jane McSwain : Ida married
Kish Hambright. Thomas married Docia Peeler. Margaret mar-
ried Edgar Batie. Lola married John Williams Gates. Clifton
Chapter 552. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Arnell and wife, Maryann Davis : Lottie mar-
ried Bunyan Jones. Duffie not married.
Chapter 553. Fourth Generation.
Children of Henrj' Hamrick and wife, Elizabeth Bowens: James
194 History of the Hamrick Generations
married l^v^ancj Hopper. Elizabeth married James Ellison. Jane
never married. Xathaniel never married.
Chapter 554. Fifth Generation.
Children of James Hamrick and wife, Xancy Hopper: Benjamin
married Fannie Roberts ; second wife, Martha Morris. Monroe
married . Mary .married William Cox. William
Adolphus married Mary Lowery ; second wife, Martha Byers ; third
wife, Panthia Green. Amanda married Alonzo Turner. Lorenzo
Daw never married. Levincey never married. Cordelia never mar-
ried. Julian never married. Walter never married. Eveline mar-
ried '■ .
Chapter 555. Fourth Generation.
Children of Nathaniel Hamrick and wife, Mary Bowens : William
David married Martha Padgett. Sarah married Jackson Gipson
Chapter 556. Fourth Generation.
Children of Enoch Hamrick : Mary married Clator Smith.
Chapter 557. Sixth Generation.
Children of Clator Smith and wife, Mary Harrill : Landrum L.
married Nancy Diana Hamrick. Charles C. married Sarah Francis.
Susanna Jane married James Doggett; second husband, Samuel
•Poston. Kisiah married John Yarborough. Sarah Martha mar-
ried Watson Lee ; second husband, All)ert ]\loorehead. Samuel Amose
married Sarah B. Cooper. Nancy never married.
Chapter 558. Seventh Generation.
Children of Charles C. Smith and wife, Sarah Francis: Avery
married Jane Hamrick; second wife, IMargaret Glasgoe. Mary
married Achella ILimrick. Josephus never married.
History of the Hamrick Generations 195
Chapter 559. Seventh Generation.
Children of Samuel Amos Smith and wife, Sarah Cooper : Blake-
man married Elizabeth Giles. Franklin married Fannie Marshall
Hill married Jane Bowens, William never married.
Chapter 560. Seventh Generation.
Children of Sanniel Boston and wife, Susanna Jane Smith : Miller
Chapter 561. Seventh Generation.
Children of John Yarborough and wife, Kisiah Smith: Louis
married Jackery Grigg. Emma Allison never married. Allis never
married. Fannie married Joseph Quinn. George never married.
Wade never married.
Chapter 562. Seventh Generation.
Children of Watson Lee and wife, Martha Smith : Melvenia
married James Henry Blanton.
Children of Albert Morehead and wife, Martha Smith : George
married Callie Hawkins.
Chapter 563. Fourth Generation.
Children of Perry Green Magness and wife, Sarah Hamrick : Ben-
jamin married Elizabeth Mauney; second wife, ISTancy Walker.
Jacob married Edith Webb. Susanna married Thomas Hawkins.
Samuel married Ragan, William never married. Robert
married Mary Wilson.
Chapter 564. Fifth Generation.
Children of Benjamin Magness and wife, Elizabeth Mauney:
William married Susanna Eskridge. Maryann married John Wash-
Children of Benjamin Magness and wife, !Nancy Walker : Samuel
married ISTancy Grigg. Robert married Susanna Grigg; second wife,
196 History of the Hamrick Generations
Mary Wliisnant. Josepli married Hettie Beam. Sarah married
Chapter 565. Sixth Generation.
Children of Robert Magness and wife, Mary Wliisnant : Samuel
Coon married Anabell Henry. George married Lillie Poston. John
married Bonnie Morrow. Cora married James Austell. Benjamin
never married. Bobert never married.
Chapter 566. Sixth Generation.
Children of Samuel Magness and wife, ISTancy Grigg: Ruphus
L. married Hester Crowder. Mary never married. Crowell never
Chapter 567. Sixth Generation.
Children of Franklin Goode and wife, Sarah Magness: John
married Susanna Allison. Martha married Harvey Richards. Sarah
Susanna married John McCurry. ISTancy married Harry Jones.
Elizabeth married Levi Watterson. Mary married Jason Bridges.
Joseph never married. Martin never married. Emma never mar-
ried. Thomas married .
Chapter 568. Sixth Generation.
Children of Joseph Magness and wife, Hettie Beam : Judson
married Elmira Surratt. ]\rary married William Jones. Sarah
married William Home. David married Elizabeth Whisnant. Cath-
erine married John Tisdell. Benjamin never married. Perry never
married. Jane married James Elliott.
Chapter 569. Fifth Generation.
Children of Jacob Magness and wife, Edith Webb: Benjamin
married Susanna McBrayer; second wife, Adlinc Sweezy ; tliird
wife, Martha Clark. Sarah married Willinni Chitwood. Eliza
married William McArthur.
History of the Hamrick Generations 197
Chapter 570. Sixth Generation.
Children of Benjamin Magness and wife, Adline Sweezj: Alonzo
married Elizabeth Mayhan. Robert married Jane Byrd. George
married Mary Jackson; second wife, Allis Leving'ton. Elijah mar-
ried Mollie McDonnell. Elmira married John McEarland. Susanna
married William B. Palmer. Jacob Perry married Bell Adams.
Children of Benjamin Magness and wife, Martha Clark: John
married Mary Barber. William married Annettie Edwards. Martha
married Franklin M. Martin. Julia married J. W. Adams. Ben-
jamin married Eillie Kennan. Hue married Lucy McDonnell.
Leand married Walter Murphy. Gertrude married H. D. Ellen.
Bonnar married Willie McDonnell. Amanda married J. W. Fetzer.
Chapter 571. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Magness and wife, Susanna Eskridge : John
married Allis Xeal. Jacob married Ella Chitwood. William mar-
ried Parker, Callie married Joseph H. Green. Jane
married Gaither Philbeck.
Chapter 572. Sixth Generation.
Children of William Chitwood and wife, Sarah Magness : Eliza
married James A. Beam. Julia married David D. Whisnant. Alpha
K. married Julians Lattimore. Elizabeth married Columbus C.
DePriest. Susanna Edith married Franklin Lattimore.
Chapter 573. Eighth Generation.
Children of Decatur Williamson and wife, Martha Elliott : Charles
married Hester McMurry. !N^arrie married Joseph Washburn.
Erastus never married. Hattie Josephine married Harris Mauney.
Chapter 574. Eighth Generation.
Children of Joseph Walker and wife, Eliza Williamson : Eugene
Edward married Emma Lawrence. Marietta married Franklin L.
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Hoyle. Weldon married Selma Beam. Claxter married Johnnie
Sites. Vashti married Robert Wilson. Delplian married Loula
Edwards. Tonce married Charles Wells. Morgan Decatur married
Cassandra Piver. Priscilla not married. Hugh Anderson not mar-
Chapter 575. Eighth Generation.
Children of Perry Gold and wife, Susanna Covington: Robert
married Georgie Bridges. Agness married James Mack Henson.
Ola married Lester McCormack. Mandie married William Noblet.
Florence married Charles Hopper. George married Minnie Padgett.
William never married. Abbie never married.
Chapter 576. Eighth Ge7ieration.
Children of Benjamin Franklin Gold and wife, ^Karcissus Pannell :
Coleman married Eva Beam. ]\rartin married Fannie Blanton. Eva
married Joseph Thomas Bridges. Allis married James Crawley.
Elisabeth married Wayne Covington. Pender married Essie Mode.
Victor married Vader Humphries. Catherine married Clifton Cooper.
Ida not married. Claudie not married.
Chapter 577. Eighth Generation.
Children of Monroe Gold and wife, Adline Wolf: Daniel mar-
ried Pearl Hamrick. Mattie married G. W. Sheppard. Margaret
married C. O. Barnett. Edmanney married R. C. Boyd. Xancey
married L. V. Henson. Elisabeth married A. E. Cross. Agathia
married J. J. Stone. Samuel married Nola Griffith. Thomas mar-
ried Mattie B. Cartwright. Dossey never married. Johnnie never
married. Emmalee not married.
Chapter 578. Eighth Generation.
Children of Thomas Green and wife, Susanna McSwain : James
David married Jane Ledbetter. Williaiii Thomas married Barbara
History of the Hamrick Generations 199
CiiAPTEE 579, Sixth Generation.
Children of Berry Hamrick and wife, Catherine Hamrick : Craw-
ford married Susanna Bridges. Louisa married Wilson W. Bridges.
!N^ancey married Zecheriah Bridges. Elijah Reuben married Lou-
easey Bridges. Asa Cicero married Sarah Elizabeth Bridges. Mar-
garet married ISToah Green. Cleophas Avarose married Hessentine
Washburn ; second wife, Fannie Doggett ; third wife, Lula Lattimore.
George never married. Monroe never married. Sarah Jane never
married. Patience never married. One infant.
Children of Berry Hamrick and wife, Cealey Pannell : Thero
Plato married Fannie Green. Sipero Adron married Sarah Mc-
Cluney, Ricey Gatheria married Joseph Green. Ira Estella mar-
ried Chancey Abrian Washburn. Patria Ida married John Lee.
Chapter 580. Seventh Generation.
Children of Crawford Hamrick and wife, Susanna Bridges : Enoch
Avery married Susanna Owens. Phoebia married Alexander Camp-
Chapter 581. Seventh Generation.
Children of Zacheriah Bridges and wife, IsTancy Hamrick : Cicero
Miller married Janes- Harrell ; second wife, Carrie Hawkins. Eliza
married Wm. Beuj. Green.
Chapter 582. Seventh Generation.
Children of Elijah Ruben Hamrick and wife, Louisa Bridges:
Toliver Batie married IsTola Bridges. Alonzo Martin married Addie
Lattimore. Ella married Dennis Gordon Washburn,
Chapter 583. Seventh Generation.
Children of Wilson W. Bridges and wife, Louisa Hamrick:
Asberry married Sarah Harrell ; second wife, Genelie Cosner. David
Posey married Octavia Bridges. Martha married Quinn Brown.
George married Augusta Robbins. Hannah married John Stewart.
Catherine married William Abernathey. Mary married Henry Bla-
History of the Hamrick Generations
Elija B. Hamrick
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lock. Louisej married Newton Brown. Elizabeth married John
Crawford. Thomas married Fannie Fisher. Gaither married Mary
Villing-er. John married Bertha Ellis. James never married.
Chapter 584. Seventh Generation.
Children of Asa Cicero Hamrick and wife, Sarah Elizabeth
Bridges : James Landrmn married Elizabeth Green. Effie mar-
ried Elisha Edgar Jones. Grover married Suna Hutchins. Lotta
never married. Clarence never married. Catherine not married.
Chapter 585. Seventh Generation.
Children of 'Noah Green and wife, Margaret Hamrick: Docia
married John Landrum Hamrick.
Chapter 586. Eighth Generation.
Children of David Oliver Green and wife, Cassie Hamrick : Wil-
liam Benjamin married Eliza Bridges. Martha married Julians
Green. Thomas married Lonie Laton. Asa married Lola Hawkins.
Nancj married Greenberry Hamrick. Judith married Aseph Green.
George married Mary Props. Charles married Lillie Orr. Cora mar-
ried Thomas Chambers. ISTola married Lowery. John Lane
never married. James never married. Eight infants.
Chapter 587. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Hughes and wife, Elmira Ledbetter: Elbert
married Eunice Jane McSwain. Andrew married Eliza Hawkins;
second wife, Evalee Collins. Berry married Jane Gillispie. Eliza-
beth married John Gillispie. Catherine married William Chesser.
Chapter 588. Seventh Generation.
Children of William Ledbetter and wife, Eunice Winborne : Wil-
liam married Hester Hawkins. Clearenda married Bankston Bridges.
Hessentine married Webb Hawkins.
202 History of the Hamrick Generations
Chaptee 589. Eighth Generation.
Children of Elijah Green and wife, Judith Hamrick: James
married Susanna Parris. Aseph married Judith Green. Eliza mar-
ried Leander Duncan. Salena married Andy Overcash. Beatrice
married Edgar Overcash ; second wife, Minnie Godfrey. Melchiah
married I^Tarcissus Cooper; second wife, Elmer Overcash. Xancy
married Andrew Prichard.
Chapter 590. Seventh Generation.
Children of James Bedford and wife, Elizabeth Byers : Seth
married ^lartha Spurlin. Nancy married Anderson Bridges. Eliza-
beth married Lafayette Wells. Martha married Greenberry Bridges.
Chapter 591. Seventh Generation.
Children of Greenberry Bridges and wife, Martha Bedford : Sarah
married Monroe Beam. Mary Ellen married James E. Glover. Seth
G. married Octavia Walker.
Chapter 592. Seventh Generation.
Children of Drury Green and wife, Elizabeth Bridges : James
married Etta Bridges. Francis married Alice Price.
Chapter 593. Seventh Generation.
Children of Seth Bedford and wife, Martha Spurlin: Seth mar-
ried Laura McDanicl.
Benjaiiiin irmiirifk, who came from Ireland, had two brothers
who came witli liiiii. Their names were Robert and Charles. They
all served in the lievolutiouary War and all lived to be very old men.
Benjamin Hamrick had seven r-liildroii — three sons, James, John
and Marshall; four girls, Catherine, Polly, Salathy and Selety.
Elder John Hamrick, son of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from
History of the Hamrick Generations 203
•Ireland, was twice married. His first wife was a Mozley. His second
wife was ISTancv Todd. His first wife bad five children, two boys
and tbree girls. Tbe names of tbe boys were Benjamin and Jere-
miah, the girls were Catherine, Eliza and Simmedy. The children
of the second wife were three boys and two girls. The boys were
James P., William and Marshall ; the girls were Peggy^ Ann and
Emeline. Ten children in all and whom they married :
Benjamin married Peggy Eedic. 'Jeremiah married Lou Childs,
Catherine married Jones Crowder. Eliza married William Huse.
Simmedy married Lebron Pitts. Peggy Ann married Thomas Lase-
ter. James P. married Malinda Horsley. William married !Nancy
Cook. Marshall married Edith Hamil." Emeline married Augustus
I do not know the names of all their children, but will give all I
know. Benjamin Hamrick, son of Elder John Hamrick, grandson
of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from Ireland, married Peggy Redic.
They only had one son, named William. I do not know the names
of his girls.
Jeremiah Hamrick, son of Elder John Hamrick, married Lou
Child. Their first child was a boy named John.
Hamrick, dauohter of Elder John Hamrick, married
Lebron Pitts. They only had one child, Jane.
William Hamrick, son of Elder John Hamrick, married N^ancy
Cook. They had four children — one girl named Eliza ; the boys were
William, John and Joe Benny.
Marshall Hamrick, son of Elder John Hamrick, married Edith
Hamil. They had five children : three boys, John, Dock and Cicero ;
two girls, Cordelia and Victoria.
James P. Hamrick, son of Elder John Hamrick, married Malinda
Horsley. They had six children — four boys, James M, Hamrick,
C. C. Hamrick, J. F. Hamrick and W. L. Hamrick ; two girls, Geor-
gia Ann Hamrick and Eannie L. Hamrick.
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James P. Hamrick, son of Elder John Hamrick, and grandson of
Benjamin Hamrick, who came from Ireland, married Malinda Hors-
ley. Had six children, four boys and two girls. Their names and
whom they married:
J. M. Hamrick married Synthu Fordham. Georgia Ann Ham-
rick married James Pollard. Dr. C. C. Hamrick married Mattie
Creech. J. F. Hamrick married Nancy Creech. W. L. Hamrick
married Lizzie Hoflin. Fannie L. Hamrick not married.
James M. Hamrick, son of James P. Hamrick, grandson of Elder
John Hamrick, great-grandson of Benjamin Hamrick, who came
over from Ireland, married Synthia Fordham. They had nine chil-
dren, six boys. Benjamin Franklin died in infancy. D. M. Ham-
rick, A. W. Hamrick, B. Z. Hamrick, O. E. Hamrick, S. F. ^Jamrick,
and three girls, Mattie; twins, Minnie and Ninna.
D. M. Hamrick, son of James M. Hamrick, grandson of James P.
Hamrick, and great-gTandson of Elder John Hamrick, great-great-
grandson of Benjamin Hamrick, who came over from Ireland,
married twice. First wife, Lula Todd. They had three children —
two boys, Ernest and Custer. The girl is named Annie. The
second wife was Mattie Joiner. They had one child, a boy, J. D.
Annie Hamrick, daughter of D. M. Hamrick, granddaughter of
James M. Hamrick, great-granddaughter of James P. Hamrick,
great-gi'eat-granddaughter of Elder John Hamrick and great-great-
great-granddaughter of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from Ireland,
married Hosey Danley. They had one child, which died in infancy.
Mattie Hamrick, daughter of James M. Hamrick, granddaughter
of James P. Hamrick, great-granddaughter of Elder John Hamrick,
great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from
Ireland, married Americus Jacksoji. Thoy had five children — three
boys, R. D. and Caspus; the other boy died in infancy. The girls
are Cara Bell and Claudia.
R. I). Hamrick, son of D. M. Hamrick, grandson of James M.
History of the Hamrick Generations 205
Hamrick. great-grandson of James P. Hamrick, gTeat-great-grandson
of Elder John Hamrick, and great-great-great-gi'andson of Benjamin
Hamrick, who came from Ireland, married Mrs. Stella Roney. They
had one child, which died in infancy. .
A. W. Hamrick, son of James M. Hamrick, grandson of James P.
Hamrick, great-grandson of Elder John Hamrick, great-great-grand-
son of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from Ireland, married Eliza
Hare. Thev had eio-ht children. I do not know their names.
Professor D. Z. Hamrick, son of James M. Hamrick, grandson of
James P. Hamrick, great-grandson of Elder John Hamrick, and
great-great-grandson of Benjamijn Hamrick, who came from Ireland,
married Eosa Harper. They have no children.
O. E. Hamrick, son of James M. Hamrick, gTandson of James P.
Hamrick, great-grandson of Elder John Hamrick, and great-great-
grandson of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from Ireland, married
Texas Hall. They have six children: four boys, Doster, Lindon,
Bonney and Chester. The girls are Lucy and Vera.
Minnie Hamrick, daughter of James M. Hamrick, granddaughter
of James P. Hamrick, great-granddaughter of Elder John Hamrick,
and great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from
Ireland, married M. L. Patterson. They had five children: two
girls, named Violet and Thelma. The boys were named Lester,
Martell and Willard. Violet married Ike Hyde.
Xinna Hamrick. daugjiter of James M. Hamrick, granddaughter
of James P. Hamrick, great-gi-anddaughter of Elder John Hamrick,
and great-great-gTanddaughter of Benjamin Hamrick, who came
from Ireland, married Oscar Lee. They have five children — four
boys, named Olinthus, Curtis, Robert and S. B. The girl is named
S. F. Hamrick, son of James M. Hamrick, grandson of James P.
Hamrick, great-grandson of Elder John Hamrick, great-great-grand-
son of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from Ireland, died at the
206 History of the Hamrick Generations
age of nineteen, with pneumonia. This is all of James M. Hamrick's
children and grandchildren.
Dr. C. C. Hamrick, son of James P. Hamrick, and grandson of
Elder John Hamrick, great-gi'andson of Benjamin Hamrick, who
came from Ireland, married Mattie Creech. They only had one child,
daughter of Elder John Hamrick, and great-granddaughter of Benja-
which died in infancy.
, Fannie L. Hamrick, daughter of James P. Hamrick, grand-
Hamrick, who came from Ireland.
Georgia Ann Hamrick, daughter of James P. Hamrick, and grand-
daughter of Elder John Hamrick, and great-granddaughter of Benja-
min Hamrick, who came from Ireland, married James Pollard. The
names of their children and grandchildren :
Arthur Pollard lives in Texas, married Hattie Blidsole.
Charles Pollard married Joeanna Brown ; had five children : Lii-
ther. Homer, Jim Tom, Katie and Gidie.
John Pollard married Bertha Churchwell; had one child named
]\rattie Pollard married John Mozley. Had seven children : ^lin-
nie, Arthur, Ella, Willie, Thomas, Eva and Fannie.
Ella Pollard married William Hendrick. Had four children:
Auiiie, Jewel, Grady, and I do not know the name of the other.
Addie Pollard married Henry Justice. Had four children: x\nnie,
Alvin, Bascom and Sadie.
Fannie Pollard married Emmett .
Fannie Pollard married Emmett Dixon. Had six children :
Thelma, Bertie, Willie, Mattie, Harold and Clyde.
The names of Frank llamrick's children, grandchildren of James
P. Hamrick, great-grandchildren of Elder Hamrick, great-great-
grandchildroii of Boiijamiii Hamrick, who came from Ireland.
History of the Hamrick Generations 207
James P. Hamrick, sou of J. F. Hamrick, married Esther Under-
wood. Thej live in Oklahoma and have no children.
Ida Hamrick, daughter of J. F. Hamrick, married Allen Carroll.
Had one child named Annie.
Selma Hamrick, daughter of J. F. Hamrick, married Frank Grice.
Do not know their children.
Emma Hamrick, daughter of J. F. Hamrick, married Mark
Jackson. Had one child, Mattie.
W. L. Hamrick, son of James P. Hamrick, grandson of Elder
John Hamrick, grandson of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from
Ireland, married Lizzie Heflin ; had five children : James P., William
J., Walter A. The girls are Fatie C. and Mollie.
Walter A. Hamrick, son of W. L. Hamrick, and grandson of
James P. Hamrick, great-grandson of Elder John Hamrick, and
great-great-grandson of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from Ireland,
married Cathie Forehand. They have no children.
Mollie Hamrick, daughter of W. L. Hamrick, and granddaughter
of James P. Hamrick, great-granddaughter of Elder John Hamrick,
great-great-granddaughter of Benjamin Hamrick, who came from
Ireland, married Sam 'Neal. They have two children, named William
Byron and a girl, named Martha Washing-ton.
All the parties above named are in Georgia and Alabama. This
is a copy of a letter written by Fannie Hamrick, Dothan, Ala.,
Route N'o. 1.
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