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A Record of the Descendants of James Nowlin, Who 
Came to Pittsylvania County, Virginia, from Ireland 
about 1700; of Bryan Ward Nowlin, Grandson of 
James NowUn, Who Was Born in Pittsylvania County, 
Virginia, about 1740; of Micheal NowUn; and of the 

Earlier Nowlins (Nowlans) of Ireland; 
And also a Record of the Descendants of George Stone; 
and of James Hoskin Stone, Who Was Born in Pittsyl- 
vania County, Virginia, in 1778; 
And also a record of the Descendants of Edmund 


Professor of the Dead Languages and Mathematics. 


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Copyright, 1916, 
By Martha Webb Nowlin 

• • • • 

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JUN2 2 1918' 


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Affectionately Dedicated 


My Wife 

Martha (Mattie) Webb Nowlin 

Who Assisted Largely and Untiringly 

in the Preparation of 

This Volume. 

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For many years I have had a great desire to know 
more of the Nowlin family, bnt not nntil the last few did 
I feel impressed with the thought of undertaking the col- 
lection of data with a view of publishing a history. 

It is fittingly and historically appropriate that some- 
one might through investigation unfold to the present 
generation the history of their forefathers, yet it was far 
from my thoughts when searching for family lines to ex- 
tend the work to its present proportion, but as investiga- 
tion progressed interest increased. It became a stimu- 
lant to advance farther in the line of lines, and to this 
end a correspondence has been carried on throughout the 
United States, Canada, and New Brunswick, requiring 
hundreds of letters. 

I have undertaken the self-imposed task with a full 
knowledge of the many imperfections that may manifest 
themselves to those who read it. Many difficulties have 
attended the collection of material. At times the work has 
been most discouraging. It is with a full realization of 
the fact that it is impossible to make a history of a family 
scattered over every state and territory in the United 
States in a research of a few years. Many are anxious 
and interested in the result of this research, a work never 
before attempted regarding the Nowlin family, one of the 
oldest, most worthy, and substantial families in America. 

In the course of this work various sources of in- 
formation have been examined and compared with family 
records and the facts substantiated by many of the oldest 
members now living. 

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In presenting to you these facts regarding the his- 
tory of our people, I do so in the full hope that it will be 
an inspiration to all for continued progress and every- 
thing that is upbuilding in character and devotion to the 
interest of our country and the pride of our widely-known 
family, and will stimulate the ties of our kindred for the 
memory of a worthy ancestry. 

Yours respectfully, 


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Introduction : 

The ancient Nowlin Coat-of-Arms. Origin of the 
name. The family in America. The family in Ire- 
land. Patridc Nowlan. James Nowlan. 


Nowlan-Nowlin of County Carlow, Ireland, and of 
Virginia. • 

Chester 1 — Descendants of James Nowlin : 

James Nowlin of Ireland, the Fomider (Nowlin- 
Ward). James Nowlin II, the Carpenter, of Vir- 
ginia (Nowlin-Collins). Bryan Ward Nowlin. 

Chapter 2 — Descendants of Bryan Ward Nowlin : 

Bryan Ward Nowlin (Nowlin- Wade). Eliza- 
beth Nowlin (Nowlin-Deven). Rev. Peyton Nowlin 
(Nowlin-Townsend). Bryan Ward Nowlin 11 (Now- 
lin-Townsend). James Nowlin (Nowlin-Downey). 
Rev. David Nowlin (Nowlin- Jones). Mary Nowlin 
(Nowlin-Mahan). Richard Wade Nowlin (Nowlin- 
Shelton). Catherine Nowlin (Nowlin-Berger). Sam- 
uel Nowlin (Nowlin-Pannel). Anna Nowlin (Nowlin- 

Chdpter 3 — Unclassified Records (Southern Branch) : 
Descendants of Abraham Nowlin (Nowlin- Wat- 
kins). Descendants of Patrick Nowlin (Nowlin- 
Jones). Descendants of Bur well Nowliu (Nowlin- 

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The Northern Branch of the Nowlin Family. 
Chapter 1 — Descendants of Michael Nowlin I: 

Michael Nowlin I (Nowlin- Vaughn). William 
Nowlin (Nowlin-Smith). John Nowlin (Nowlin- 
Hoyt). Eebecca Nowlin (Nowlin-McKargar). James 
Nowlin (Nowlin-Darby). PoUy Nowlin (Nowlin- 
Whalley). Bardine Nowlin. 
Chapter 2 — Unclassified Records {Northern Branch) : 
Descendants of William Nowland (Nowland- 
Eumbsey). Descendants of Samuel Nowlen (Now- 
len ). 


The Ancient Lienage of the Nowlan Family of County 

Carlow, Ireland, and of Virginia. 
Chapter 1 — Ancient Family Tree : 
Chapter 2 — History of the Ancient Family : 

Harp of David in Tara. Jacob's Pillow. King 
of Ulster. Virgin Isle. Milesius-James Nowlin. The 
Lord's Deputy. Isreal. The Septre. Tara. 



Introduction : 

The Name. The Coat-of-Arms. Genealogy. 


The Stone Family of Virginia. 
Chapter 1 — In the Heart of Old Virginia, or, the Ancestral 
Home of the Nowlin-Stone Families : 

Distinctive Historic Virginia. Colonial Days. 
Mount Vernon. Sweet Memories. The Lost Cause. 
Ancestral Tree of the Virginia Stones. 
Chapter 2 — Descendants of George Stone: 

George Stone (Stone- Vernon). Joshua Stone 
(Stone-Coleman). John Stone (Stone-Hoskin).. 
James Hoskin Stone. 

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Chapter 3 — Descendants of James Hoskin Stone: 

Eev. James HosMn Stone (Stone-Fitzgerald). 
Edmund Stone (Stone-Dickerson). Mildred Stone 
(Stone-Cobbs). John T. Stone (Stone-Fitzgerald). 
James F. Stone (Stone-Thompson). Catherine 
Stone ( Stone- Womack). Susannah Stone (Stone- 
Mohr). Samuel Marion Stone (Stone- Anderson). 
Tobitha E. K. Stone (Stone-Rainey). (End of the 
descendants of James Hoskin Stone). 

Nancy Stone (Stone-Easly). Elizabeth Stone 
(Stone-Hubbard). Joshua Stone (Stone-Hoskin). 
Chapter 4t — Unclassified Records {Virginia Branch) : 

Descendants of Samuel and Joshua B. Stone. 
Descendants of John and William Stone. Governor 
John Marshall Stone. Governor David Stone. Wil- 
liam Joel Stone. William Stone. 
The Stones in Maryland. 
Chapter 1 — Governor William Stone. 
The New England Branph of the Stone Family. 
Chapter 1 — Descendants of Simon and Gregory Stone: 
Simon Stone (Stone-Clarke). Gregory Stone 
Chapter 2 — Unclassified Records {New England Branch): 
Stones of New England. Stones of England. 
The Fitzgerald Family. 
Introduction : 

Origin of the Name. Coat-of-Arms. Lord Ed- 
ward Fitzgerald. 

The Virginia Fitzgeralds. 
Chapter 1 — Descendants of Edmund Fitzgerald: 

Edmund Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald-Payne). Ed- 
mund Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald-Cooke). William Fitz- 
gerald (Fitzgerald-Jones). Samuel Fitzgerald 
(Fitzgerald- Anderson) . 
Chapter 2 — Unclassified Records {Fitzgerald) : 
Author's Letter Index 

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James Edmund Nowlin Frontispiece 

Nowlin Coat-of-Aims 18 

Lucy T. Nowlin Thomson 47 

Lieona V. Thomson Brown 49 

Buron Nowlin Armstrong 59 

Dr. Newcomb Rush Nowlin 70 

Bryan Ward Nowlin of the Idaho Family 71 

Rev. Robert Nowiin 112 

Judge Abner W. C. Nowlin 114 

Dr. John Bryan Ward Nowlin 118 

Rev. William Dudley Nowlin 134 

George W. Nowlin and Wife 138 

Mary Ophelia N. Dow Thornton 159 

Cynthia S. Mahan Simmons 175 

Bailey B. Nowlin's Bungalows 192 

Master Donell James Nowlin 193 

Joseph W. Nowlin 113 

Virginia A. Nowlin Reeves 199 

Residence of John L. Nowlin 200 

George A, Nowlin 201 

Farm Residences of James E. Nowlin 202 

Bryan Ward Nowlin to the Fourth Generation 207 

Aunt Zerilda C. Nowlin Bates 223 

Alice Smith Hughes 233 

Berry Hughes • 238 

Ck>imtry Home of Berry and Alice S. Hughes 233 

Annie M. Bird Rexroat 284 

Fbnny R. B. Smith Akers 235 

Samuel Nowlin, First Mayor of Lynchburg 275 

William David Nowlin and Brothers and Sisters 277 

Rev. David William Nowlin 278 

Belinda E. Nowlin Jones 281 

Freeman Wing / 287 

Irene Nowlin Mott 817 

Hiram Nowlin 320 

Dr. John H. Nowlin 323 

Historic 5-4-1 361 

Stone Ck)at'Of-Arms 392 

Mt Vernon, Type of Virginia Homes 394 

Residence of Annie Stokes Adams 441 

Samuel Marion Stone 446 

James Banister Stone 448 

Bettie E. Stone Perrow 449 

Kelly Stone Rainey Davis 454 

Master George Maslin Davis II 459 

Fitzgerald Ck)atof-Arms 4gg 

When You and I Were Young, Mattie 510 

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History of Carlow County by John Ryan. 

Landed Gentry by Sir Bernard Burks. 

Linea Antiqua. 

Irish Pedigrees by John O^Hart. 

Irish Emigration in the Seventeenth Century. 

History of Ireland by Keating. 

History of Ireland by John Mitchell. 

Anglo Israel by William Poole. 

AmericanaSy Encyclopedias, Library of Congress, etc. 

The Ancient Nowlin Coat-of-Arms. 

Arms — Argent on a cross gules, a lion, passant be- 
tween four martletts of the first, in each quarter a sword 
erect of the second. 

Crest — ^A Martlett Argent. 

Origin of the Nowlin Name. 

NauUain, the first, or original of Nowlin, is men- 
tioned as being the hundredth generation of Irish Chro- 
nology, then 'NauUain, the *'0" signifying in Gaelic 
"the son of.'' This was corrupted to 'Nolan, then 
O'Nowlan, Nowlan, and in Virginia it became Nowlin. 
The present Irish name of Nolan takes its origin from 
another source which is territorial, some districts being 
called 'Nolan. Their family seat was in Connaught, 
which was the Castle of Ballinrobe, where Thomas 'No- 
lan died in 1628, leaving the property of Ballinrobe to 
his wife and son, which was partly confiscated during the 
War of 1641. A part still remains to the representative. 

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The spirit of adventure and love of travel, as exem- 
plified by the first ancestors who came to America in 
1700, have been truly verified by jnany of the younger 
members who are scattered throughout every state in 
the Union and Canada. Yet, while they wander far from 
each other in locating, there is a love and sympathy for 
their own, something of their old clan spirit of their Irish 

As a family the Nowlins are pure, upright, and 
highly honorable, business-like men and women, not seek- 
ing political fame, as they did formerly, or extravagant 
riches, but good livers and leaders in an unassuming way 
in the different localities in which they reside. They are 
warm hearted and true to those they deem worthy of 
their iesteem. 

There is no temperament which is capable of greater 
imaginative enjoyment than the Irish Celt. The daisv 
upon the river bank is always something more than a 
mere daisy to him. It speaks to him of springtime, of 
youth, of rippling waters, and sunshine flickering 
through the trees. He has an imagination that soars away 
in the realms of life, yet withal a philosophy which is al- 
ways present. He who has one drop of Irish blood in his 
veins will have the keener and quicker perception because 
of it. His enthusiasm carries him away beyond his ca- 
pabilities, but is restrained through his reasoning. His 
pride makes him cover his bleeding heart and swear that 
is no wound. And whether the saying is true that God 
is good to the Irish, it is indeed true that the Irish are 
better to their f ellowmen than to themselves. The Ameri- 
can family is proud of their Irish blood and honor their 
far-off paternal ancestor, Patrick Nowlan. 

About 1700 there were three brothers who came to 
Virginia from Ireland, whose names were James Nowlan, 
John Nowlan, and William Nowlan. James remained in 
Virginia, and it was thought John went north, and Wil- 

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liam weut east. The old dominion was then but sparsely 
settled; the wild beasts roamed the forest; the red man 
was the most prominent of all, and his ctmning craftiness 
the most dreaded. The settlers had now and then for a 
neighbor an Indian scout and hunter. This brave and 
courageous ancestor, James the Founder, endured hard- 
srhips similar to the privations incident to pioneer life 
with no invitation for betterment but to clear the forest of 
every impediment — the lion, the bear, and the Indian. Yet 
all these darkened conditions did not daunt the Irish emi- 
grant, for the outcome of these were better and more in- 
viting than the condition of his Mother Country he had 
left in Ireland, which was a scene of devastation at this 
period of time. The same characteristics follow the pres- 
ent generation, for if they fall, they will rise again. They 
are a people that do not let adverse circumstances dis- 
courage them, but only serve to buoy them on to greater 
effort and higher aim. 

The spirit of adventure has also induced many of 
the younger members of the family to engage in literary 
pursuits, as will be shown later. Some have distinguished 
themselves as great divines, some won scholarships, oth- 
ers made wide reputation in scientific research, but all 
that which is strongest and best in the family had roots 
twined around their ancient sleeping ancestors ' graves on 
the coast of Ireland, in Jfcrth Ulster. There are many 
successful planters, some manufacturers, a number of 
doctors, and teaching and preaching seem to have been 
favorite professions among the Nowlins of the nineteenth 
century. In this family there is every line of industry 
represented, as also every profession. 


**One remarkable thing about the Nowlin family is 
that they are a sober, honest, high-minded, industrious, 
religious people. I have been thoroughly acquainted 
with the history of our people over fifty years, and have 

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found they have borne an unsullied character, were noted 
for their manly disposition, and were leaders in all good 
society/' — George W. Nowlin, Greenfield, Tenn. 

**I have been intimately acquainted with the Nowlins 
in Virginia, Alabama, and Tennessee for many years, and 
I take pleasure in saying I have never seen a cross-eyed 
or left-handed Nowlin. They are honest, upright, aspir- 
ing people. One distinguishing characteristic of the fam- 
ily is their proclivity to become preachers and doctors. 
I never knew a people that loved their kindred better than 
they.'' — ^Armistead S. Nowlin, Sparta, Tenn. 


'^Turn back, Leaf of Time, 
'Long the ancestral line." 

The Irish family of Nowlins are of Celtic origin and 
they settled in North Ulster in the early history of Ire- 
land. Their characteVistics may be summed up as per- 
sonal bravery, unequaled among ancient nations, with a 
spirit free, impetuous and open to all impressions, and 
remarkable intelligence, with an extreme susceptibility. 
The athlete Celt, a name wrapped in a cloud of fable, was 
in reality the strength of the nation, mighty in valor, and 
brave to conquer. On the shores of Ireland alone did 
the Roman Eagle check its victorious flight, and the Irish 
Celts alone of all Western Europe were neither molded 
nor crushed into their own shape by the conqueror of 
France and England. 

No evidence can be of greater importance as to the 
national characteristics than the legends which form a 
common belief in the days when the nations were just 
emerging from the realms of shadows. The legend 
stories, poetry and music of early Ireland played an im- 
portant part in forming the character which has always 
belonged to the Celtic inhabitants. They help us to un- 
derstand the story of that country, and we look to them 
as our guide. The best of the early Irish legends were 

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rendered in simple Celtic romanees by Dr. J. W. Joce. 
What the Arabian Nights did for the genius of Arabia 
the old Celtic tales in no less degree did for ancient Erin. 
At an early date the Celtic thoughts began to be com- 
mitted to writing; all that seemed worth preserving ac- 
cumulated in time immensely. During the Anglo-Norman 
invasions many were destroyed, but from the general 
wreck thousands were rescued. 

The sacred Isle of Antiquity became widely known 
as the Island of Saints in the fifth century. During the 
sixth, seventh, and eighth centuries many Celts were dar- 
ing voyagers, and emigrants, fired by love of adventure 
and missionary zeal, were desirous of finding peace and 
the ideal life from the maddening crowds* sway. The 
honor was due them for first giving the light of Chris- 
tianity, and their history is touchingly beautiful as long 
as they were known by the name Celt. None excel them 
in biography. 

Irish history is a fascinating study. No people have 
a more romantic career, none have left a stronger im- 
pression on civilization, and none in the world's history 
have adhered more loyally to principal, regardless of con- 
sequences. Taking all in all, with their virtues and fail- 
ings, there is no heritage which a man can claim with no- 
bler pride than that of being a descendant of such a 
historic race, or the child of poetic Erin. 

From the eighth to the fifteenth century Ireland was 
a nation of wealth, distinguished for high standard of 
culture, literary achievements and progressive advance- 
ments. The land was fertile, producing abundantly; the 
timber was valuable and exported for fine carve work 
and building purposes ; beautiful homes and magnificent 
edifices were built. Ireland was, indeed, a land flowing 
with milk and honey. In point of culture no country has 
excelled Ireland. In the eighth century Irish preachers 
were sent as missionaries to preach the Gospel to Wales 
and Great Britain. The learned Irishman traveled the 
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knowledge among the pei^le. Irish professors were men 
of high degree. Before EnglaiKi was bom in the family of 
nations, Ireland had a settled government and was ad- 
ministered by wise laws. When the foundation of the 
universities, Cambridge and Oxford, were laid, Ireland 
had long been flourishing and imparting to all who came 
to her schools knowledge and truth. 

Since which time the Irish have had a sad history, 
abounding in record of historic deed and endurance. They 
suffered much for their religious faith and from the his- 
tory of the country they have been hunted, fought and 
driven, at times most unmercifully killed, at last dis- 
possessed of their homes and their wealth lavished upon 
their foe. 

Our forefathers were in advance of all that was 
great and good, and were a power, where they dwelt, so- 
cially, religiously and otherwise. They were partakers 
of the rise and fall of Ireland, were known throughout 
her history from the first to the sixteenth century by 
names spelled .differently in the Gaelic, Irish and He- 
brew. They were early converted to Christianity. The 
last interview with Ireland and our American ancestors 
was in the seventeenth century. In the Rebellion, or War 
of 1641, between Ireland and England, the Nowlans al- 
lied themselves with the Catholics, no doubt to defend 
their mother country in her rights and privileges, for 
which she had suffered much, having at times been de- 
nied the right to teach, to preach, and do many callings 
of which she was capable of doing in a legitimate way. 

''Could the chain for an instant be riven, 
Which tyranny flung 'round us then. 
Oh, 'tis not in man nor in heaven. 
To let tyranny find it again." 

We rejoice greatly that' Irish blood courses our 
veins freely, that we eminated from such noble, generous 
and grand ancestors. There is a divinity to all things. 

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Who knows but there is another dawn awaiting more glo- 
rious and splendid than the past? God's ways are past 
finding out. The following pathetic lines must haye been 
an echo from the suppressed wail which burst forth f rojpa 
the people in the dark hour : 

''O, Ireland, My Country, the hour 
Of thy pride and thy splendor hath past, 
And the chain which was spurned in the mo- 
ment of power, 
Hangs heavy around thee at last. 

Among nations thy place is left void. 

Thou art lost in the list of the free ; 

Even plague-stricken land, or by earthquake 

May arise, but no hope is for thee. ' ' 

In tracing the lineage of our Celtic ancestors to an 
early date long before the Christian era, for many gen- 
erations they were monarchs, following each other in 
suc3eession, but in the names of Hebrew, Gaelic and 
ancient Irish. The name Celt dates back over 500 years 
before Christ, when we find them a conquering people 
thronging along the Danube River, thence they over-ran 
Spain, Greece and Italy, spreading northward and occu- 
pying the British Isles. They possessed a high degree of 
political unity centuries before Christ. Greek writers 
speak of them as practicing great justice. Alexander the 
Great consulted the Celts before he embarked upon his 
expedition in Asia. History is replete along these lines. 

'*The Celtic tongue, the Celtic tongue, no more in 

bower and hall. 
Where rank holds sway or beauty reigns, the 

liquid accent falls. 
But still upon the mountain heath or moon-lit vale, 
In that sweet speech the shepherd sings, the 

breathes his tale.'' 

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A statement in history is /*None save the Celts can 
run their line through the house of Noah unbroken/' 
They were among the early colonizers of Ireland and to- 
day the Irish Celts predominate in Ireland. The over- 
lines have been preserved through the dint of ages, not a 
mythical story of Celtic pride, but handed down from pre- 
historic date through the dispensation of providence, 
covering a period of time to the present of over twenty- 
five hundred years. Each ruler was at the head of one of 
the most historic lines of the nations and, as a people, 
they have witnessed many hard-fought battles, in whose 
gory balance the fate of powerful nations have been sus- 
pended. The heroes of this expiring race have spent their 
last efforts in defense of their country, Ireland. 

Like a thread of gold they come down through the 
royal line of monarchs, kings and rulers, for they have 
truly been a ruling people as established in history. No 
people have a prouder lineage, no other depend less upon 
it. They prefer to live independent of honors conferred 
u})on them by this right. Pointing to the remote past, 
how intensely interesting the story revealed, how elo- 
quent and sublime might have been the tongue that was 
shrouded in the veil of silence for ages, in which we can 
only from gleaning conjecture the enormity of its power I 

**An inspiration sweet and pure, 
'Twill ever and a day endure." 


Fascinating as it would be to linger in palaces and 
marble halls of kings and lords, yet we must give some of 
the Nowlin progenitors the go-by, and to make a safe an- 
chorage we will begin with our ancestor, Patrick Nowlan, 
of the seventeenth century, who was the father of John 
Nowlan, who became the father of James Nowlan of Ire- 
land, who came to America in 1700. 

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'* America, thou pride of heaven and earth, 
A glorious land of sacred birth, 
Ah, thou art destined by a power supreme 
To help mankind celestial life obtain.'^ 

After the Rebellion, or the War between England 
and Ireland, commencing about 1641 and continuing some 
thirty years or more, their estates, which were in the 
Barony of the Fourth, had been suppressed and the Now- 
lans lost much property which was included in the grants 
made to James Butler, Earl of Orme, Lieutenant Gen- 
eral of the Protestant forces. 

Patrick Nowlan, son of Daniel Nowlan and Anas- 
tase O'Brien Nowlan, died about 1670, probably, as he 
was never heard of after that time. The name of his 
wife is not given. They had two in the family, perhaps 
more, John Nowlan and Margaret Nowlan. At a special 
court held after the Rebellion in time of William of 
Orange, John and his sister, Margaret, are mentioned as 
being claimants for the land formerly held by them in the 
Barony of the Fourth, but for some reason, either for his 
own participation in the Rebellion or that of his son, 
James, his claim was not allowed, but Margaret's was 
granted her. — History of Carlow, 1833. 

John Nowlan, the son of Patrick Nowlan, had three 

Children : 

1 James Nowlan. 

2 John Nowlfui. 

3 William Nowlan. 


Reverses turn new leaves along the line. 

These three brothers, James, John, and William Now- 
lan, came to America about 1700 from Ireland. John lo- 
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states, and James remained in Virginia and became the 
first American ancestor of the Southern line. 

No donbt it was on account of the family loss that 
they decided to try their fortunes in the colonies, having 
been reduced to abject poverty as the result of ihe Civil 
War, their lands having been taken and given to their foe ; 
and also on account of their adventurous turn of mind. 
They indentured themselves to the captain of the vessel 
and set sail to America's free soil. Their experiences, 
united with the great original genius, and with the empti- 
ness of heart that comes with personal loss, and in the 
midst of excessive, unquiet career, their souls were 
thrilled with the thought of freedom and adventure. They 
were pre-eminently active men, notable figures, progres- 
sive, dauntless spirits to have braved the winds and 
waves penniless to come and settle in a new country so 
different to the luxuries they once possessed. Reverses 
turn new pages of ttimes marked with many wrecks ; but 
with the fundamental principles of rare capacity for 
leadership, colonizing and rebuilding, broadened to the 
demands of present need, and with courage, they were 
fitted for the field of promise. 

** Their names are written on history's scroll. 
To live for time while centuries roll." 

America had need of the Irish — could not succeed 
without them. The eagle among the stars was coat-of- 
arms of a private citizen, Washingtune, of Ireland, whom 
George Washington called grandpapa. Where bravery 
has a home, the heart is sure in the tenement. The Irish 
were intoxicated with the spirit of adventure. They had 
witnessed tlie fearful record of bloodshed whose revolu- 
tions, woeful privations, were unequaled perhaps in the 
annals of any age or nation. All of this was sufficient 
to arouse the spirit of adventure and discovery to wide- 
awake action, and it was home-seekers that visited the 
then new world. 

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There was a fleet fitted out and ladened with Irish 
emigrants in 1700, some to come to America and otiiers 
to go to Scotland. These vessels brought over our an- 
cestors, the oppressed, to a haven of rest. This was long 
after the sailing of the Mayflower, so we can not boast 
of her, the distinguished, but the Irish, by intermarriage 
with the English, caused that the mayflower may blos- 
som in any month. The landing was said to be in James- 
town. Marked by the old-world courtesy, they, launched 
forth in the shadowy future, homeless in a land for homes. 

The circumstance of the landing of James Nowlan at 
this time was one of the most telling records in the family 
genealogy in Virginia's history, a day destined to live. 
And with what sublime courage did he carry out in de- 
tail the grand colonizing lessons given 1 Virginia, the 
mother of many names and states, is in reality one of the 
most historic family monuments to be found in America. 
A feeling of pleasure steals over us for being thus hon- 
ored when we recall the sterling worth of our ancestors, 
their patriotism, spiritual growth, moral aiad political 
standing, what they were and are today, attributes of a 
distinguished lineage, honest souls, the salt of the earth. 
Each name appears in radiant light as a faithful, valiant, 
early-day pioneer who has placed his talent and might 
upon the altar of sacrifice that he might build up a com- 
monwealth in this, the new abode. 

The man and the occasion had met in the plentitude 
of natural resources, unobstructed in the matchless fields 
for advancement. Master of the situation, before him lay 
the panoramic view of an illustrious concourse of people, 
replete with attractive stimulant and personalities that 
would become figures in the various achievements, rank 
in the different lines of educational advancement, profes- 
sion of arms, and the moral and spiritual influence be- 
come a power in the earth. Passing time has lent a wide 
perspective to the view, and in its evolution they were 
predestined to produce abroad over a chosen land of 

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sacred birth where God has set his seal for right and 

**He deals in sublimest mysteries, 
To bring about his holy purposes/' 

From this small beginning we point to James Now- 
lin, the founder of the name in America, as one whose in- 
spiration led him to a land that is to be an Eden that will 
in Father's appointed time receive its paradisical glory. 
Today we see the glimmer of hundreds of intelligent men 
and women who turn their eyes to James, the notable fig- 
ure of centuries gone, who planted his feet upon Ameri- 
can soil that supports these loyal descendants. The rays 
must converge to glow intensely. The outcome of all was 
the vast opportunities from freedom's income, educa- 
tionally, religiously, and otherwise. How happy should 
we be to have been an heir of such conditions ! 

James Nowlan was a rugged Irishman of marked 
ability and high sterling character, intellectual, alert, 
and intensely enthusiastic, high minded, had a grasp of 
vision and openness of understanding that acted with ve- 
locity. His executive ability and loyalty has been proven. 
Discernment for emergency rendered him the man of 
the hour, whose individuality and qualities have been 
transmitted to the descendants of the latest generations. 
He made superb employment of his heroic faith, that 
principal of power which led him to establish himself as 
the head of a long line of people, which in the course of 
time made him the ancestor of many heroes of the Sunny 
South, one of the great and distinctive political lines of 
€ivil War fame. 

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County Carlow, Ireland, and of Virginia. 




1 James Nowlan of Carlow County, Ireland, became 
known as James Nowlin of Virginia, the ''Ian" being the 
Irish termination. Only one family is mentioned in Ire- 
land with the termination ''lin," and they were of Wex- 
ford. James Nowlin was sold to a man by the name of 
Ward, who was a man of great natural ability and father- 
ly kindness. James Nowlin, through his nobility of char- 
acter, afterwards became a favorite of Ward and married 
his daughter. 

There is a tradition that the brother-in-law of James 
Nowlin was the builder of Ward's Bridge, which served 
to transfer so many across Stanton River on the Danville 
and Lynchburg road and was the main old wooden bridge 
for Pittsylvania County, Virginia, for so many years. It 
was burned by the Northern Army during the Civil War 
and rebuilt with wire and steel since the war. 

To James Nowlin and Catherine Ward Nowlin were 
given a large family of children : 

I James Nowlin II, bom 13 Noyember, 1715^ in Goochland 
County, Va., on Beavordam Creek; died 18 July, 1808. 
II Son« and daughters, whose names are not preserved. 

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I James Nowlin II, son of James Nowlin of Ireland 
and Catherine Ward Nowlin, was a first-class carpenter, 
and made good money at his trade. It is said that there 
are some of his buildings in a fine state of preservation 
today, built as far back as 1760. He lived to enjoy the 
fruits of his labors, and even more. When his grand- 
children would ask him why he did not save some of his 
money his laconic reply was : **0, 1 did not think I would 
live so long. ' ' He possessed much Irish wit, which is pro- 
verbial, never wanting for a quick, cutting reply to all 
sarcastic questions put to him. 

James Nowlin II married Martha Collins about 1738, 
and to this union were added a large family of daughters 
and one son. 

Children : 

i Bryan Wterd Nowlin, ixMrm about 174^, tt^ar Boom, 

Pittsylvania Oouaty, Va. 
11 Sbiui bm4 daugbters, wtioee names have not been pre- 

The Irish have perpetuated the name Brien since the 
death of the ninth century monarch of Ireland, who was 
celetoated, as one of the greatest Irish rulers. He was 
alike eminent for his valor, wisdom, abilities and piety, 
and for the greatness of his character. He was a hero 
and legislator. One of the great deeds done was his free- 
ing his country forever from Danish scourge. At his 
death presided the glory, tranquility and prosperity of 
his country for a space of time. Today the Irish Celts of 
royal lineq^ge delight in perpetuating the name Brien, 
but the American Bryan in this family is no doubt from 
the Irish, O'Brien, or from the maternal ancestor, Anas- 
tase O'Brien, mother of Patrick Nowlan, of an illustrious 
line of earls, dukes. The Ward is for the American 

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mother, Catherine Ward, wife of James Nowlan of Ire- 
land, or James Nowlin of Virginia, who became known 
as James Nowlin, the Fonnder. 

Thus we have the order of the American ancestral 
lineage of the Southern branch : 

1 James Nowlin, tbe founder, -who came from Ireland to VIrKinJa. 
H James Nowlin U, the carpenter, of Virginia, 
ill Bryan Ward Nowlin I of Virginia. 

All lines refer to these ancestors as their source, and 
many have extended to the eighth and tenth generation 
who have lived under the shadow of a most honorable 
and characteristic tree, with immense boughs deep rooted 
in American soil since 1700. May her shadows never 
grow less ! The memory of a worthy ancestry and the 
ties of kindred bring us together as one grand family. 
They are famed in song and story and rich in tradition, a 
people strong in conviction and determined action. The 
force that impels them is of a religious impulse, and al- 
ways subservient to the will of others, if of a reasonable 
nature. Time and consideration alone change their 
opinion of matters when once established. Their indi- 
viduality is very much alike and they are leaders, as a 
rule, and patriotic in views. 

**For a wise and glorious purpose, 
We were placed here upon earth. 
And withheld the recollection 
Of our former friends and birth.** 

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i ®Bryan Ward Nowlin (©James II, the Carpenter, 
©James of Ireland, the Founder), whose mother was 
Martha Collins, was a man of rare virtue and uncommoti 
merit, and a doting father and husband, which facts are 
substantiated by the testimony of many warm friends and 
kindred. He was scrupulously honest, could have no 
companionship with iniquity. He had a generous and 
confiding disposition and was responsive to the demands 
of humanity. Many years have elapsed since his spirit 
returned to the Father in his early dotage, yet he has left 
the impress of his work upon the history of his genera- 
tion, and to his family a rich legacy of spotless repu- 

**A11 through his beautiful career. 
True judgment guided bright and clear ; 
In human love and human right 
He found a sweet and pure delight." 

His line of business was principally mechanical. He 
was a builder, which mechanical nature, inherited from 
James Nowlin of Ireland, the founder of the name in 
Virf^inia, is found in many of Bryan Ward's children 
down to the eighth generation. 

Bryan Ward Nowlin is our great American Abra- 
hamic Father of the Southern family line, whose sons and 
daughters have spread out largely in the south and west, 
and in his numerous posterity the chain has been un- 
broken and traced through ages linking back to primeval 

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days with their history. God has felt after this people 
and presetted thfem to his use, dnd, while they have been 
errfeticj, Itianjr of thenl, yet there are few whtrsfe alliance is 
tb si higher cltiim and whosef reunion iii the Millennium 
will make them rulers of nations. 

Bryan Ward Nowlin married Lticy Wiide of Pitt- 
sylvania County, Virginia, about 1764. She was a daugh- 
ter of Ed Wade, an English scout and hunter. Lucy 
Wade, otir dear t-evered and something tnore of It Rebec- 
ca-like mother as to posterity, was maternal ancestor to 
all the Sbtlthem families. Her name ha^ bfeen perpetuat- 
ed by many of her line who knew not its origin, but 
thought it only a family name. In personal appearance 
and looks many of her children and grandchildren had 
more of the Wade impress than the Irish Nowlin ; smooth 
features, arched, heavy brows, eyes black or brown, clear 
complexions, with a couture all indicating a noble dis- 
position which belongs to the English Wade family. 

From Bryan Ward and Lucy Wade sprang the many 
branches of the name that are scattered over the Southern 
states and some in Utah, Idaho and Canada. Like Eph- 
raim of old, their seed have become a multitude of people 
who are leaders in enterprise, adventure, mechanics, 
teachers — ^which abound in great number — ^lawyers, di- 
vines, many bankers, doctors in any amount, editors ; all 
filling places of usefulness in their several callings. 

To Bryan Ward Nowlin and Lucy Wade Nowlin were 
added a large family of 
Children : 

1 Elizabeth Nowlin; born Thursday, 20 March, 1766; died 

2 Peyton Nowlin; horn Monday, 4 May, 1767; died 1831. 

3 Bryan Ward Nowlia II; born Tuesday, 8 Octoher, 1768; 
died 1835. 

4 Lucy Nowlin; born Thursday, 14 December, 1769; died 

5 Susanna Nowlin; born Tuesday, 12 March, 1771; died 

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6 James Nowlin; bom Tuesday, 29 June, 1772; died 1826. 

7 liartha Nowlin; bora Saturday, 11 June, 1774; died 1774. 

8 David Nowlin; bom 16 August, 1775 ; died 11 August, 1838. 

9 Mary Nowlin; bom C>riday, 18 April, 1777; died 30 
August 1824. 

10 Richard Wade Nowlin; bom Saturday, 3 October, 1778; 
died 28 October, 1880. 

11 Catherine Nowlin; bom 26 October, 1778; died Sunday, 
24 December, 1830. 

12 Son bom and died March, 1781. 

13 Sarah Nowlin; bom Thursday, 1 August 1782; died 2 
March, 1804. 

14 Samuel Nowlin; bom Sunday, 9 January, 1784; died 13 
December, 1863. 

15 Annie Nowlin; born 8 October, 1785; died 14 August 

Copied from (14) Samuel Nowlin's Bible, Lynchburg, Va. 

Well might we say as to our patriotic ancestors, 
Bryan Ward and Lucy Wade Nowlin, as a family we 
honor them and are loyal to their names and have per- 
petuated the same down through the royal line to the 
present time, for to them have been given some of the 
best spirits that ever came to earth. They have been a 
fruitful bough and many will come forth in the morning 
of the first resurrection, clothed with immortality, to 
honor them as the source of their earthly existence and 
their eternal exaltation, for 

*'In a holy habitation 
Did our spirits once reside; 
In our first primeval childhood, 
Were we nurtured near thy side." 


1 Elizabeth Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward and 
Lucy Wade Nowlin, was bom in Pittsylvania County, 
Virginia, 20 March, 1766 ; married Joseph Deven of the 
same place. He died 1806. They moved to Marshall 
County, Tennessee, at an early date. She was called 

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maternal ancestor, being the oldest of the name that set- 
tled in that locality. She died in 1835 and was buried 
near Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee, with many 
of her kindred. To Elizabeth and Joseph Deven were 
Children : 

I Wlllkun Deven; bom about 1789. 

n Margarett Deven; born about 1791. 

III John Deven; born 12 September, 1793; died 12 Jan. 1879 

IV Lucy Deven; bom about 1795. 

V Elizabeth Deven; bom about 1797. 

Deven . 

m John Deven, son of Elizabeth Nowlin and 
Joseph Deven, was born 12 September, 1793; died 12 

January, 1879; married Annie B. . Their 

ChDdren : 

1 Joseph Deven; died during the Civil. War, 1863, at 
ViokBburg, Mies. He married Sarah Brown. They were 

1 Elvint Deven. 

2 William Deven. 

3 Hattie Deven; is dead. 

4 Mary Deven; married a Gku'rison; lives at Truth, 

5 James Deven. 

li Elizabeth Deven; died at 21 years. 
ill Sarah Ann Deven; died young. 

iv David W. Deven; bom 1830, in Marshall County, Tenn. 
Other children; died and not named. 

Ill John Deven married the second time to Bebecca 
Beckett. She was born 8 April, 1812; died 26 May, 1894. 
Children : 

i 8u6an Ann Deven; died about the age of 18. 

ii Harriett Emaline Deven; bom 16 March, 1838; died 

23 June, 1906. 

ill Martha Washington! Deven; died young, 

iv Rachel Rebecca Deven; bom 1838; died 10 Oct.» 1901. 

V John Deven; died at age of 19. 

vi Baby; bom dead. 

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Tli a^fDn^l B^|:att Peve^; ^ie4 ZZ Janu^rir, l«6f |i pr U ipfiHy 

4|f '9,9c]^ Ifllan^ ^in^ ClvU War. 
yUI Mildred Louls^ Deven; d|e4 at 12 y^^irs 

Ix Jarne^ Monroe Deven; died. 

X tittcy Wa4e Deven; 4ied young. 

iv David W. Bevw^ eon of Joh» Mi.d Annie B. 
Deven, was born in Mar«hAU Gowatj^ Tennessee, 12 
MareJi, 1830, and married Lucy Nowlin Twitty 10 No- 
vember, 1853. She died 19 January, 1908. He was an- 
other brave war veteran of the Confederate Army in 
which he was wounded, disab^ijig him for life. He re- 
mained true to his political faith and never felt that his 
pituse wi0^ imj]i9,t, ^nd, lU^ n^Any others, wvld be hon- 
i^jred UfT the principle involved and for loyajty to jbd^ 
Wflia^ry^ fftxaily ftnd kin(iU:e4. He was a man of integpi^ 
and reliability in his dealings with his fellow i^n^ an<^ 
attaiPv^d tp A ripe old age ifi honor and resjpectability, and 
FAP 9P^^ to furws^ aomething of this \m^. 

To David W. and Lucy Nowlin Twitty Deven were 
Children : 

1 Martba Ann Deven; born 6 December, 1856. 

2 John Deven; born 4 September, 1^67. 

S tiucy C. Deven; bom 23 Mareh, ^8^9; died 4 April, 1860. 

4 (Robert L. Deven; bom 1 August, )869; married 4 
January, 1893; died 26 December. 1909. 

5 William D. Deven; born 26 March, 1671; died 7 Nov., 


I Martha A. Deven married Abri^ai^ Biv^ijLS 24 
p^pember, 1875. To this union were judded 
Children : 

I Clemense Bivens. 
n GMonovis BjLven0. 
^1 P^fsi l^viins. 
IV Sidney Bivens. 
V Henry 9^e^». 
yj ZfmvQive^f. 
VII Cora Bivens. 
VIII Debora Bivens. 

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4 Robert L. Deven, fourth chil4 of David W. an(J 
Lucy Nowlin Twitty Deven, married 4 January, 1893 to 
Clara Belle Ledford. She was born 31 August, 1873. To 
them were born 

I I41a ^SLJ D^veo; \^o^ 3 August, 1894. 
H Grace Alma Deven; bom 9 Novemlberp 1897. 
Ill Kary Ijucy Deven; born 27 November, 1900. 


iv Bachel Rebecca Deven, daughter of John and 
Rebeooa Beckett Deven, married Hutch Myers. He was 
born 3 March, 1860, and died 17 October, 1901. 


ix James Monroe Deven, son of John and Rebecca 
Beckett Deven, married a Davis. They had one 

1 lolMn Deven; aliout 40 years ol4; lives in Tetsan. 


2 ®Bev. Peyton Nowlin, (®Bryan Ward, <i> James 
the Cvp^ilter, CD James of Irelamd), wad bom 4 May, 
1767 ; married Lucy Townsend 11 March, 1792. She was 
bom 25 November, 1775. He died 4 April, 1837. She 
died September, 1843. 

Biev. Peyton wa^ born in Virginia and when 81 yearp 
of age went to Georgia, where he taught three yeare. I?e 
then went to South Carolina the following year and mi^r- 
ried some time lifter. IJe moved tq Kentucky, where he 
and his wife became converted ai»d joined the Predesti- 
narian Baptist Church at Spring Creek. Rev. Peyton 
represented his county in the Legislature and held sev- 
eral offices, commencing as Magistrate, then High 

In 1818 he went to Missouri and settled in Howard 

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County. He was a faithful and an exemplary Christian 
man. Finally he went' to Saline County, Missouri. As a 
minister, he never traveled a great deal, but preached in 
neighboring churches. ALfter the Baptist Church was 
divided he went with the Missionary Baptist. He pos- 
sessed an active and well-cultivated mind, had excellent 
business habits and accimiulated a handsome fortune. 
Peyton and Lucy were blessed with a large posterity. 
Children : 

I Mary (PoUy) Nowlin; i)orn 15 May, 1793; died 17 
December, 1793. 

n Elizabeth Nowlin; bom 20 October, 1794; married a Davis, 
ni Susan Nowlin; born 4 April, 1797; married a Townsend. 
rVT Bryan Thomas Nowlin; tborn 4 June, 1798; married Mary 
Walton, and has one child: 

i Elizabeth P. Nowlin; bom 13 Feb., 1820, on 
V Annie Nowlin; born 4 August, 1800; married William Ed- 
wards 28 Novem>ber, 1816, and had one child: 

i Presley Edwards; ibom 31 July, 1819, on Sat- 
YI Pennelia Nowlin; bom 30 October, 1802; died Dec., 1809. 
YII Peyton Wade Nowlin; born 2 October, 1804; married 

Martha Pulliam, 28 October, 1827. 
Vni John Sherod Nowlin; bom 17 Febmary, 1807; married 
Atlanta Harris 15 May, 1827. She died 30 October, w««>j 
1836. He married second time a Buford. 
IX iliucy Townsend Nowlin; bom 23 June, 1809; married 

Robert Yancy Thomson, 9 April, 1826. 
X David Samuel Nowlin; bom 8 Febmary, 1817, on Saturday. 


II Elizabeth Nowlin, daughter of Peyton and Lucy 
Townsend Nowlin, was born 20 October, 1794, and mar- 
ried Samuel Brooks Davis 5 April, 1812. 
Children : 

i Peyton Nowlin Davis; born 20 May, 1813. 

II John M. Davie; iwm 11 June, 1816. 

in William H. Harrieon Davis; bom 3 June, 1816. 

iv Lucy Nowlin Davis; bom 6 April, 1818. 

V James C. Davis; ibom 26 June, 1821. 

vi Edwards Davis; bom 7 March, 1824. 

vii Albert Davis; bom 23 October, 1828. 

viii Elizabeth Davis; bom 20 June, 1831. 

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m Susan Nowlin, daughter of Peyton and Lucy 
Townsend Nowlin, was born 4 April, 1797; married 
Saunders W. Townsend 17 July, 1814. He was bom 3 
September, 1787. To this union was given 

i Benjamin F. Townsend; bom 28 December, 1816. 
li Peyton Nowlin Townsend; bom 1818. 
lii Lucy Ann Townsend; bom 18 April, 1823. 
iv William Light Townsend; bom 16 November, 1824. 
y Elizabeth Frances Townsend; born 8 May, 1827; married 

a Lawless. 
Yi Snaan Nowlin Towneend; bom 31 March, 1829; mfirried 

a Hawkins. 
Til Martha Townsend; married David Jones (^rst wife.) 
Tiii Nathanlal Townsend; bom 28 October, 1834; married. 
Elizabeth Persons, 
iz Permelia A. Townsend; bom 4 June, 1836; married a 

X John Bryan Townsend; bom about 1838. 
zi Mary Oatherinei Townsend; bom 23 January, 1839. 
zii Cynthia Townsend; bom 4 July, 1842; married a 


V Elizabeth Frances Townsend, daughter of Sann- 
ders W. and Susan Nowlin Townsend, granddaughter to 
Peyton and Lucy Townsend Nowlin, was bom in 1827, and 
married Dr. Lawless. He bought a farm and raised stock 
and practiced his profession and was doing well, but, like* 
many young people, wanted to try a new country, and 
after some consideration he finally sold out and went ta 
California and died. The children were brought back 
to Missouri. To Dr. and Elizabeth Frances Townsend 
Lawless were bom 
Children : 

1 Cynfthia Lawless; married James Collins. 

2 Will Lawless; married Edna Wells. 

3 Nannie Lawlees; married a €lark in 1910. 

4 Mattie Lawless; married Lee Kincaid. 

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2 Will Lawleas married Eclna. WeUa, a boaijtifiil 
ai^d ^iGCompUshed young lady qf Kan&iaa Cityi one well 
l^df^pt^d to thQ interest of her husband. S|he is becqmiqg 
very domestic aud is trying her luck as a suooea^ol 
planter's wife, raising large flocks of poultry, and mak< 
ing herself useful and happy along t^oge linep. 

**Will,*' as he^is called, ia a rustler, full of energy 
and very prosperous. He has invested in a large farm- 
ing project and succeeds in his undertaking; is master of 
his home and all around him. 


vii Martha Townsend, daughter of Saunders W. 
and Susan Nowlin Townsend, married David Jones and 
had one 


1 John BftuBdAM Jobm; iorn 28 Janttary, 1839; dM 15 
Qeoenirber, 1864. 


Vn ©Peyton W. Nowlin, Jr., (©Peyton, ©Bryan 
War4, ©James the Oarpenter and ©James of Ireland), 
was bora 12 October, 1804, at Prankf ord, Ky. ; was mar- 
ried to Martha PuUiam 28 October, 1827, in Missouri^ 
aiid moved tq Texas i^ 1848. He settled at Austin, Texaa. 
She died 2 Mi^ix^h, 1877. Peyton, died 31 August, 1884, 
in Avstin- 
Children : 

i Lucy A. Nowlin; torn 16 September, 1828, in Miasouri; 

marrM John W. PfmcT in Auattn, Ta:«M. W 

Octoiber, 1849; died 2 May. 1902. 
ii Suflan B. Nowlin; born 9 August, 1830; married Q. F 

Randolph 14 iPebruary, 1864, in Austin, Texas, 
ill Drun >P. NQwUn: bom 4 lltrch. 1832 in Mtaourt; died 

12 Decem'ber, 184SI. 
iv Annie 13. KowUn; iKmi 12 Febnitnr. 1934; married C. 

K. Lasueur 5 April. 13^3. 

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y Ifo^i^ J. Now41|i; boom 7 S«|>t«Knb^, ;835; di^ 8 fnlf, 

Tl Mvy O. NovUn; Jk)?^ 29 June, 1837; marrlea J. H. 

Dinkins 29 June, 1860. 
Yii Peyton D. Nowlin; born 30 June, 1839; died 36 May, 

1866, in Mexico. 
▼Hi A<mine C. No^lift; «borft 30 Aprtt, 1843; f»vried David 
N. Stdbinflon 25 October, 186$. 


i Lucy Ann Nowlin^ daughter of Peyton Wade an4 
Martha PuUiam Nowlin, married John Wlnf ield Dancy of 
Austin, Texas, 25 October, 1849. At that time he was 
Senator, having previously served in Congress in the 
BepttWio of Texas; was in politics up to this time. He 
was a lawyer by Chief Justice Brown, a man of high 
43la8s, whose methods of practicing and conception of law 
he had f pUpwejl out since his early niaiihoo49 and con- 
sidered his precepts the finest example of the man and 
lawyer to emula,te. He was qIsq a planter an(J hipi planta- 
tion is rim by his desoendants, Mrs. Joe B. pibrell, and 
nephew, Leon D. Brown, has charge. To Lucy A. Nowlin 
and John Winf ield Dancy were given 
Children : 

1 Blla Peyton Dancy; married Joe B. Dibrell. 

2 Martha Evoline Dancy; married James P. Leadbetter of 
La Grange, T«iaa. 

8 Horace Dancy; died. 

1 Ella Peyton D^ncy Dibrell is alive to all th^t is 
elevating, apd is of mjirked ability. She is a D. A- B. 
and by dint of lineage a Colonial Dame. She is chairmaQ 
of the State Library at Austin, and has a lively interest 
in the management of her fanp. She is a genuine Now- 
Ui^ \fJiQ, as 8^ family, ^eek more than one a,VQcatiQn. She 
has furnished her father's line. 

Vni ©John Sherod Nowlin (©Peyton, ©Bryan 


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Ward, ® James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), waa 
bom 7 February, 1807 ; married first Atlanta Harris, 15 
May, 1828. She died 30 October, 1836. To this union 
was given 
Children : 

1 iBryan Saunders Nowlln; killed in battle in MissiBsippi. 
li Robert fiamuel Nowlin. 
iii Peyton Nowlin; died at 12 years, August, 1849. 

VIII John Sherod married the second time Adaline^ 
Buford, who was born in Woodford, Ky. To this union 
was given 
Children : 

1 Elizabeth Twyman Nowlln; bom 18 July, 1838; died 
19 September, 1875; married Saunders A. H. 
Townsend, Jr., July, 1855. 
ii Buford Sherod Nowlin; bom Novemiber, 1840; killed 
December, 1863; was married to Elizabeth Jones, 
flhe and baby died in 1863. 
iii Lucy Townsend Nowlin; bora 17 July, 1842; married 
William Buford Twyman, 7 September, 1862. He 
died 9 August, 1903. 
Iv John Simeon Nowlln; bom August, 1844; married 

Catherine Jones. She died 1904. 
y Margaret GHffin Nowlin; bom 30 March, 1848. 


ii ©Robert Samuel Nowlin (©John Sherod, ©Pey- 
ton, ©Bryan Ward, ©James the Carpenter, and ©James 
of Ireland), of Waverly, Lafayette County, Missouri, was 
born in November, 1833 ; married Miss Mattie A. Twyman 
in 1863. She died 28 December, 1880, in Saline County, 

1 William Henry Nowlin; born 8 June, 1867. 

2 {Robert Twyman Nowlin; bora 1869; died 14 Februaxr, 


3 PinlKie Nowlin; born December, 1871; married a PoweU;. 
live in Oklahoma. 

4 John S. Nowlin; bora 1874. 

5 Russell Harris Nowlin; bom 1878. 

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i Elizabeth Twyman Nowlin, daughter of John 
Sherod and Adaline B. Nowlin, was married to Saunders 
A. H, Townsend, Jr., 26 July, 1855. He was born in 1822. 
She died 1876. To them were bom 

1 Suaan Adaline Townsend; born 1 Qept&mher, 1856. 

2 Wllllain ManviUe Townsend; bom 14 February, 1858. 

3 John Thomas Townsend; bom 13 January, 1860. 

4 Cynthia Helen Townsend; bora 8 January, 1862. 

5 A little eon; bom 8 October, 1863; dead. 

6 A little eon; bom 26 December, 1864; dead. 

7 Itucy MaKie Townsend; bom 20 July, 1866. 

8 Glen H. Owen Townsend; bom 20 August, 1868. 

9 Bryan Saunders Townsend; bom 20 Fe/bmary, 1871. 

10 Marion Walker Townsend; ibom 5 October, 1873. 

11 Twyman B. Townsend; bom 18 September, 1876. 

12 Son; not named. 

Saunders A. H. Townsend married the second time 
to Sallie Crutcher, 12 December, 1878. Their 

1 Dmra Kate Townsend; bom 16 December, 1879. 

2 Little daughter; bom 10 September, 1883; died. 

3 Birdie Lee Townsend; bom 2 November, 1884. 

4 Little daughter; bom 26 January, 1886; died. 

5 Little son; bom 28 December, 1887; died. 

6 Blanch Melvln Townsend; bom 27 January, 1888. 

7 Little daughter; bom 6 September, 1890; died. 

8 Early Cratcher Townsend; bom 27 August, 1891. 


1 Drura Kate Townsend married Ashby Connell. 
They have one 


I Marie Connell; (bom 20 April, 1902. 


iii Lucy Townsend Nowlin, daughter of John She- 
rod and Adaline Buford Nowlin, was bom 17 July, 1842; 
married W. B. Twyman 7 September, 1862. He was bom 
27 June, 1826 ; died 9 August, 1903. Was a veteran of the 

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late Civil War, a Colonel in the Confederate Army. He 
was a livestock and grain dealer, bom and reared in 
Kentucky, educated at Lexington; an enterprising citi- 
zen, a lover of Southern rights, and loyal to his fellow- 
man lilid country. W. B. and Lucy Townsend Nowlin 
Twyman had 
Children : 

1 Thanuton Griffin Twyman; born 3 iFebmmy, 1864. 

2 (Addle Elizabeth Townsend; born 21 November, 1868. 

3 Sidney Jolinston Twyman; bom 19 June. 1872. 

4 ^ula Margaret Twyman; bora 36 January* 1874. 


1 l^umston Griflfin Twyman, the oldest son of W. 
B. and Lucy T. Twyman, married Miss Kate Ayers in 
1885, had one child, a boy. He married tEe second time 
Nellie Journey, 1908. They had no children. He has been 
in the mercantile business most of his life and by upright 
and strict integrity has won the confidence of his busi- 
ness associates. He now resides on a fruit rancli in 
Mesa Valley, Grand Junction, Colorado, expecting some 
day to devote all of his time to the ranch and live near 
the soil. 

Twymofn-Twymafi . 

2 Addie Elizabeth Twyman married Frank C. 
Twyman of Independence, Mo., in 1893. They have no 
children. Although her husband bore her name, they 
were not related ; only a coincidence. He was a contractor 
and builder, doing well in his line. 


3 Sidney Johnston Twyman married Miss Bessie 
Gr6en in 1892. They were blest with five children. 

He is engaged in the manufacturing of novelty goods 
in Hamilton, Ohio. His success in life is due to this 
thought : ' * No excellence without much labor. ' ' 

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4 Zula Margaret Twyman, the youngest of the fam- 
ily, is a very succeBsf ul teaeher in Kansas City, Missouri, 
like many of the Nowlins, not made, but born. This is a 
characteristic to prehistoric in this family. She owns a 
cozy little home in Independence, Mo., maintaining it for 
the mother and aunt. 


iv ® John Simeon Nowlin (® John Sherod, ®Peytoti, 
©Bryan Ward, ©James, ©James), married Catherine B. 
Jones, daughter of John and Annie Nowlili Jones. 
Children : 


Buford Nowlin. 


•Sherod Nowlin. 


David Jones Nowlin. 


Manville Twyman Nowlin. 


Jeasle Kate Nowlin; -married a Shumate of Kansas Gity^ 



Bessie Nowlin; married a Dotty of Cooper County, Mo. . 


William Clayton Nowlin. 


IX Lucy Townsend Nowlin, daughter of Peyton and 
Lucy T. Nowlin, was bom 23 June, 1809; married Eev. 
Robert Yancy Thomson 9 April, 1826. Their home was 
blest with a large and intelligent family of 
Children : 

i Lucy A. Thomson; bom 19 October, 1827. 
( li Quincy Adams Thomson; born 1 February, 1829; 
Twins^ died 1862. 

I^iil Asa Peyton Thomson; bom 1 February, 1829; dead, 
iv Elizabeth Bryan Thomson; ibom 6 February, 1833; 

died 1901. 
▼ L«ona Vyrheden Thomson; born 12 February, 1835; 

died 1896. 
▼i Mary Frances Thomson; born 7 January, 1837. 
vii Robert Kirtly Thomson; born 25 November, 1839. 
viil Alvin W. Thomson; born 18 December, 1843. 
Ix Susan M. Thomson; born 15 November, 1847. 
X Zackary Taylor Thompson; (born 28 May, 1849; died 17 
November, 1899. 

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''She was a mother true and good, 
She reared her children in God^s ways, 
Her faithful, patient motherhood 
Can ne'er gain full mead of praise/' 


i Lucy A. Thomson, daughter of Robert Y. and 
Lucy T. Thomson, married William E. Thomson, 1849. 
To these were given 
Children : 

1 Charlie B. Thomson; dead. 

2 Louise Colman Thomson. 

3 Jessie Thomson. 

4 Nannie Thomson. 


ii Quincy Adams Thomson, born 1829, married 

Flora McDonald 15 April, 1856. 

Children : 

1 Reuben Y. Thomson; married Mattie Pariflh 5 April, 

1886. They have one 


I Leona T. Thomson; married J. W. Field. They 

have one 

i Bessie Myra Field. 

ii Quincy A. Thomson married the second time 
Mary Gains, 1883. 
Children : 

1 iRuby Thomson. 

2 Virgil Garnet Thomson. 


iii Asa Peyton Thomson married Martha Salton 
Stall in 1856. 

Children : 

1 Edward Quails Thomson; died September, 1885. 

2 (Robert Gurdon ThomEK>n; married Celeste Price. Has 



I (Robert Gurden Thomson, Jr. 

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iy Elizabeth JBryan Thopison marriejd Bichard H. 
Jenkins, 5 February, 1858. They have 
Children : 

1 (Robert Travds Jenkiiifi; married Mattle ^Ijyne, 1898. 

2 Oeoise /Sraves Jenkliifi. 

3 liQcy fimily Jenkins; marrlecl Peyton B. PowelL 

4 WlUie May Jenkins; married William Sobiaon, 1896. 


I (Richard Rbbison. 
li Howard Robison. 


V Leona V. Thomson, bom 12 February, 1835 ; mar- 
ried William Breckenridge Brown 14 February, 1853. To 
this union was given 
Children : 

1 Washington W. Brown; married Lou Cannon 9 April, 188^. 

2 (Lucy C. Brown; married David W. Wing 5 April, 1884. 

3 iSamuel M. £rown; single. 

4 IR<;fbert B. Brown; died in infancy. 


vi Mary Prances Thomson married William G. 

1 Robert William Fowler. 

2 iSusie Myra Fowler. 

3 McDonnell Townsend Fowler. 

4 iBffie Leona SX>wlef . i 

5 Lucy Mary Fowler. 

6 Cell PjByton Fowler; ;ajarrl©d WilUe N. Parsons. 


I Lilly Cell P. Fowler, Jr. 

II Francis Fowler. 

III Willie Nod Fowler. 

IV Robert G. Fowler. 

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viii Robert Kirtly Thomson, bom 25 November, 
1839; married Mary M. Plant, 21 November, li369. 
Children : 

1 Eugenia Thomson; married Lula Melvln. 

2 Ernest K. Thomson; married Rosa W^Jlace. 

3 Victoria V. Thomeon; died September, 1908. 

4 Yancy P. Thomson. 

6 Sue May Thomson; married Thomas T. Rhea. 


I L. Berta Rhea. 
II Roy V. Rhea. 
Ill Lillian V. Rhea. 


ix Sue M. Thomson married Dr. S. Howard Ford 
24 December^ 1884; no children. 

The above are the descendants of Great Uncle Peyton 
and Lncy Townsend Nowlin, who were indeed a very ex- 
emplary conple and led a life of usefulness. Quite a few 
of his descendants are scattered around Dallas, Texas, 
and Oklahoma; never learned their exact whereabouts, 
hence was compelled to leave them out, but with regret. 
All we know of them is that they were well-to-do livestock 
men, doing well financially. Haven't been able to get 
their family record. 


3 ©Bryan Ward, Nowlin 11 (©Bryan Ward I, 
©James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), whose 
mother was Lucy Wade Nowlin, was bom the 8th of Oc- 
tober, 1768, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and died 
30 June, 1835, in Bedford County, Tennessee. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth Townsend. She was bom 22 April, 1768, 

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in North Carolina, and died in 1860. 

To them were given ten 
Children : 

I Sherod Nowlin; married Matilda Wade. 
II TtM>ma8 Nowlin; married Rebecca 

III Jabus Nowlin; married Mary Bryeans. 

IV Peyton Wade Nowlin; bom 14 April, 1787; married Mar^ 
garett Phagan. 

V Stephen Nowlin. 
VI Lright Nowlin. 

VII Benjamin Nowlin; married^ Lucy . 

VIII James Nowlin; married a Tilman. 
IX Lucy Nowlin; married Major Harding. 
X David Nowlin; born 13 December, 1803; married Elizabetb 
Peyton Deven. 

3 Bryan Ward Nowlin II moved from Virginia to 
Kentucky, then to Marshall, Tenn., and finally settled in 
Bedford County, Tennessee. He was a wealthy land and 
slave owner and was a very useful citizen, doing much to 
help build up the community in which he lived ; aided in 
schools, churches, etc. He was a man pointed to for 
council, an earnest, devout member of the Baptist 
Church, and reared a large family, who did him honor in 
following in his footsteps. 


I ©Sherod Nowlin (©Bryan Ward II, ©Bryan 
Ward I, ©James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), 
married Matilda Wade in 1838. She was born 25 August, 
1820 ; died 18 January, 1894. He was born about 1816 and 
died 1876. 

To Sherod and Matilda W. were given 
Children : 

i William Nowlin; born 1839; died 3 January, 1878. 

ii Tbomas Nowlin; ibom 1841; killed in Ciyil War, 1861. 

iii Andrew Nowlin; bom 1843; killed in Civil War, 1861. 

iv James Nowlin; born 1845; died 1879. 

V Peyton -Nowlin; bom 1847; married a Turner in 1878; 

died 1898. 

Ti Bryan S. Nowlin; born 1852; died 20 May, 1894. 

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vll Caroline NowlUx; \>orii 1854; married John FranUJii; dif4 

Yiii Julia Nowlin; bom 1866; .married Jo^n Peptic; y^nt to 



\ TyUliam M. Nowlija married Jane Frap^lin in 
1863. She was bom in 1843 and died 11 Sept, 1891. To 
them were bom 

1 Lenora Nowlin; born 1864; married Jobn Henry Curlee, 
1888, and died 1892. 

2 Sherod Matthew Nowlin; born 1$66; died 20 May, 1902. 
8 Agnes Oline Nowlin; bom 25 November, 1868; died 17 

•Febmary, 1902; married Edwin Bmce Boles in 1890. 

4 fiamuel Cea iNowlin; born 5 April, 1870. 

5 Lula Belle Nowlin; bom 9 May, 1877; married L«rkin Earl 
.Summers, 12 January, 1896. All of family was bom iA 
Pine Bluff, Ark., except Lula. She was bom in Natchi- 
toches, La. 


2 Sherod Matthew Nowlin, son of William Nowlin, 
married Louise Scroggins. They had two 
Children : 

I Louise Nowlin; bom 15 October, 1872, in Cypress, La. 

II Ezell Nowlin; bom 8 August, 1875, in Cypress, La.; mar- 
ried Lee Waldon 28 January, 1910. 


vi Bryan Summerfield Nowlin, son of Sherod and 
Matilda Wade Nowlin, married Lucinda Faris 12 Sep- 
tember, 1871. She was bom 30 May, 1852. From this 
union were bom ten 
Children : 

1 John Marshall Nowlin; born 12 July, 1874, at Providen- 
tial, La. 

2 Mary Ida Nowlin; bom 17 Jan., 1876, at Providential, La. 

3 Minnie Isabella Nowlin; born 27 March, 1878, at Cyp- 
ress, La. 

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4 Maggie May NowUn; tofn 1 Dec., 1880, at Cypress, La. 
'5 Andrew Nowlin; bom 3 July, 1883. 

rs Andrew Nowlin; bom 3 July, 188; 
Twins^g Cora NoWU^; born 3 July, 1883. 

7 Bertha Nowlin; bom 19 Dec., 1886; died 26 8opt, 188<^. 

8 Willie Arthur Nowlin; bom 5 June, 1888; died 11 Feb.» 

9 Dbra Lillie NowHn; bom 6 Mar<Sfa, 1890. 

ID Bedie Eliza Nowlin; born 20 December, 1892. 

3 Minnie Isabella Nowlin married William Cnrrie, 
23 December, 1901. 

4 Maggie May Nowlin married Thomas Boberte, 23 
December, 1901. 

6 Cora Nowlin married Rufus Faust, 8 May, 1904. 
Most of this family were farmers, and with few ex- 
ceptions religiously, were Baptists. 

4 Samuel Cea Nowlin is the only surviving son of 
William and Jane Franklin Nowlin, and a great-grandson 
of Bryan Ward II and Lucy Townsend Nowlin. He is 
very much like his great-uncles, Bryan Ward and Jabus 
Nowlin, who came to Utah in early days from Tennessee ; 
quite a resemblance as to looks and stature, and seems to 
be of a mechanical type, which traces the family line back 
to prehistoric. He and his sister Lula, who has a sweet, 
jolly spirit and is very much like a sister of the writer, 
are the only two living in his immediate family. He is 
the authority representing his father's line, which is one 
of the most interesting family lines in the Nowlin record. 
He is in business in St. Louis, Mo., where he resides. 

Nowlin . 

II Thomas Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward 11 and Eliz- 
abeth Townsend Nowlin, and Rebecca, his wife, have the 
Children : 

1 Louise Elizabeth Nowlin. 

li PhUllp Nowlin. 

Ml Hayward Nowlin; married Lucy . 

iy Rebeeca Nowlin. 

V Araminta M. Nowlin. 

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Ill ©Jabus Nowlin (©Bryan Ward II, ©Bryan 
Ward I, © James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), 
whose mother was Elizabeth Townsend Nowlin, was a 
wealthy land and slave owner, charitable and kind and 
considerate with all; a leader among the people; one 
whose practical judgment made him a counselor, espe- 
cially in point of law. Was known over the country as a 
legal advisor and a very progressive man. He assisted 
in building up good schools to stimulate a higher order 
of things. He settled in Bedford County, Tennessee. 
His wife, Mary Bryeans, was one of Virginia's jewels, a 
remarkable woman, full of energy, a leader of high-class 
social circles, using her gifts and talents for the uplift- 
ing of the community, a real Southern educated lady, with 
a high degree of mental activity. 

Jabus and Mary B. Nowlin were blessed with nine 
Children : 

1 Elizabeth Nowlin. 

ii William Janway Nowlin. 

Hi Bryan Ward Nowlin. 

lY James Wade Nowlin. 

Y lAght Thomas Nowlin. 

Ti Mary Nowlin; died in Infancy. 

Yii (Perkins Nowlin; dead. 

Yiii Iklward Nowlin; dead, 

ix Dr. Jahua Swanson Nowlin. 

There was a tradition, or rather a negro story, that 
Jabus Swanson Nowlin, in company with the family ser- 
vants, was sent by his father out in the rushes to hunt 
some horses that had strayed from home. Whether or 
not he found the horses, he came upon the Bryeans home 
and found Miss Mary. This unexpected acquaintance 
soon culminated in a mutual agreement and a marriage 
followed. The Bryeans family was a well-to-do Virginia 
family who had come to this wealthy section of country, 
grown up in caine and the land not fully taken up. 

Jabus settled near Shelbyville, Marshall County, 

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Tennessee, but finally bought out the old Bryeans home 
in Bedford County, where they reared their family and 
he died and was buried on this plantation burying ground. 
Their children received a collegiate education. It would 
be a very unusual thing to find a more devoted, self-sac- 
rificing band of brothers than these. They were indeed 
loyal to each other and looking forward to greater ends. 
They have all long since filled their several missions be- 
low and have taken their respective places in the tide 
that was to bear them on from time to eternity. 

Will of Jabus Nowlin. 

State of Tennessee, Bedford County. I, Jabus Now- 
lin, being very weak and feeble in body, but of sound, 
discriminating mind, do make and ordain this, my last 
will and testament. 

Item 1st. I will that all of my past debts be paid out 
of such money as is due my estate, provided there is a 
sufficiency due my estate ; if not, I will that my executors 
use enough of the proceeds of the sale of personal prop- 
erty to satisfy all past claims against the estate. The re- 
mainder of the proceeds shall be loaned out on interest 
till the death of my mother, at which time it shall be ap- 
plied to the payment; of the legatees of my father's es- 
tate, or so much of it as will satisfy the claims of said 

Item 2nd. I wiU that the remainder of all my prop- 
erty, both personal and real, remain with my beloved 
wife, Mary L. Nowlin, during her natural life of widow- 
hood. Each of my heirs hereafter named, as they become 
of age and marry, to have an equal portion of my per- 
sonal property as herebefore received by my two sons, 
William J. and Bryan W. Nowlin. 

Item 3rd. I will that if my property should increase 
and my widow should feel disposed she may give off to 
each of my sons, William J. and Bryan W. and James W. 
and Light T., Jabus S., an equal portion of the property 

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A8 ghfe tndy think hedi. Bfe it rfetheiiitetfed t do not tW^ 
to' Confine her to o'tie dl^isidh, hiii thatt dU^ gWe as often 
ds slie may thliik proper, keeping ah account of the 
dihouiit given to ^ach in a family book \^hich I have 
opened for itat purpose. ICeep tiiem as near equal ad 
possible before a final division, at which time all shall be 
made equal, having refereiice to said book, at any time 
during her iiatural life or widowhood. 

Item 4th. I will that at the death of my widow all of 
my property, both personal and real, be equally divided 
among my above-named heirs; also th^tt the same take 
place if she marries. 

Item 5th. I appoint my two sons, Bryan W. and 
Jamesl W.^ executors of this, my last will and testament, 
hereby annulling all former wills made by me this the 
27th of June, 1848. 

(Signed) Jabus Nowlin. 


ii ©William Janway Nowlin ( ©Jabus, ® Bryan 
Ward II, ©Bryan Ward 1, ©James, ©James), of Mar- 
cello Falls, Tenn., was born 9 November, 1815, and died 
21 October, 1865, at Shelbyville, Tenn. He married 
Sarah Williams, daughter of William and Elizabeth Alli- 
son Williams. She was born 29 March, 1818; died 25 
January, 1874, in Mississippi. 

To William Janway and Sarah W. Nowlin were 
Children : 

1 Bennett Weaver Nowlin; born 19 December, 1838, in 
Lewisburg, Marshall, Tenn. 

2 Elizabeth Lavenia Nowlin; born In Nasliville, Tenn,, 15 
January, 1842. 

3 William Jabus Nowlin; born 25 April, 1844, In Tisha- 
mingo "County, Miss.; died 5 October, 1861, in Lawrence 
County, Tenn. 

4 £2dward Janway Nowlin; born 21 October, 1848; lives in 
CopevlUe, Texas. 

5 John Wade Nowlin; born 30 December, 1850; married 
Alice Walsh in Columbia, Tenn. 

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6 Tttomafl Perkins Nowlln, M. 0.; born 3 June, 1853; lives In 
lift Pleasant, Tenii.; married a Paine. 

7 Oliver Fre43c6tt NoWIin; bom 2 March, 18515. 

8 Jefferson Presoott Nowlin; bom 4 July, 1856, In Tt^polo, 
Miss.; is a dentist in Kingston, Okla. 

ii William Janway Nowlin owned one of the largest 
wobleii and cotton factories iti the South; also a large 
tannery, mstking shpes for wholesale houses in Nashville 
and New Orleans. His factories were located at Marcello 
Falls, Tenn., in Lawrence County, and old-timers recall 
the Marcello domestics. He, with two of his wife's broth- 
ers, were the main stockholders in the Charleston & 
Memphis Railroad, which was leased for ninety-nine 
years. He lost his wealth through the sad havoc of the 
inevitable war. 

William Janway stood high in the Masonic Frater- 
nity, having a diploma dated 1842 of Sublime Degree of 
Master Mason from the Cumberland Lodge No. 8, Nash- 
ville, Tenn. He was a war veteran, commissary seargeant 
in W. B. Moore's company, No. 23rd Regiment of Ten- 
nessee Volunteers. His second son, Jabus, was in the 
war with him. William Janway was too old to be sum- 
moned, but he preferred to go and leave the business with 
his son, Bennett W., taking a younger son with him. As 
displayed in his letters written to his wife and children 
during the war, his affection for his wife, tender loving 
sympathy for his children, fatherly council, coupled with 
loyalty to his country, all indeed made him an ideal pa- 
triot, more than Caesar could ever have been, or any 
other Roman conqueror ; a grand father, patriot, with all 
the great and good qualities of an American son and de- 
scendant of Erin. 


1 ®Dr. Bennett Weaver Nowlin (©William Jan- 
way,, ®Jabus, ©Bryan Ward II, ©Bryan Ward I, 
O James, ©James), was born in Lewisburg, Tenn., 19 De- 
*cember, 1838; married ** Nellie" Strayhorne (Penelope 

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Catherine Strayhorne), 3 September, 1861. She was- 
bom 31 January, 1844, in Tennessee ; died 27 December^ 
1904, in Marshall, Texas. They came from Mt. Pleasant, 
Tenn., to Weatherford, Texas. He died in 1891. 

To Bennett W. and Nellie Nowlin were given 
Children : 

I Mary Ella Nowlin; born 13 June, 1862, in Lawrenceberg» 

Tenn.; died 6 June, 1879, in Maury County, Tenn. 
II Alonzo Eugene Nowlin; born 22 June, 1864, in Lawrenoe- 
berg, Tenn.; died February, 1913, in Stanford, Texas; a 
most excellent man. 

III MelTille Ozro Nowlin; bom 28 February, 1866, in 
Lawrenceberg, Tenn. 

IV Bettie ' Rasalie Nowlin; bom 17 January, 1868, in 
Lawrenceberg, Tenn.; died while on a visit in Tennessee. 

V Sallie Blanch Nowlin; bom 17 March, 1870, in Lawrence- 
berg, Tenn. 
VI James T. Nowlin; bom 23 October, 1872, in Lawrenceberg,. 
Tenn.; an insurance man, supposed to be dead, as all 
traces of him are futile. 
Vn Marcus Urlin Nowlin; born 30 December, 1875, in MauiT 

County, Tenn. 
VIII Nellie Era Nowlin; bom 8 June, 1879; married a Stafford;, 
lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Her husband is manager of 
traffic department in North Fort Worth Stock Yards. 


Ill Melville Ozro Nowlin married Lnla A. Vanghn 
of Austin, Texas, at New Birmingham, Texas. He was 
formerly engaged in ice, light and refrigerator ; since 1902^ 
has been chief electrician of the Texas & Pacific R. R. 
His residence is Marshall, Texas. 

To Melville 0. and Lula A. Nowlin were bom 
Children : 

i William Ozro Nowlin; born about 1894; a machinist ift 

locomotive shop in Marshall, Texas, 
ii Ethel Pearl Nowlin; born in 1896; a graduate from high. 

lil Mary Catherine Nowlin; bora about 1900. 

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Nowlin- Armstrong. 

V Sallie Blanch Nowlin, daughter of Dr. Ben- 
nett and Nellie Nowlin, married a lumberman in Weather- 
ford, Texas, and now lives in California. Her hnsband, 
J. Ed Armstrong, is in the grocery business. 

They have two 
Children : 

i Buron Nowlin Armstrong; liyestock a^ent for the South- 
em Pacific Railroad at Fort Worth, Texas. 
11 iRuth Armstrong. 

V Sallie Blanch Nowlin Armstrong has many of 
the characteristics of her Nowlin kindred, that kindly 
trusting, free heartedness, open to all impressions. Her 
individuality is pleasing and her noble character is well 
rounded — comes by inheritance on both of her lines. We 
are indebted to her for nice historical points of her line. 
From a broad view we style her the ideal mother and 

1 Dr. Bennett Weaver Nowlin was a graduate from 
fhe School of Florence, Alabama, considered the best in 
the South at that time. He also graduated as an M. D. 
in Nashville, Tenn.; received a diploma in surgery, in 
which he was very successful ; took post-graduate course 
in 1880. He practiced twenty years in Maury County^ 
Tennessee; eight years in Texas. He died in Weather- 
ford, Texas. He was at one time manager of his father's 
extensive business. His wife, Nellie Strayhom, was edu- 
cated at Church School, Columbia Institute, Tenn.; was 
a daughter of Rev. Joseph Strayhom, who was consid- 
ered the sweet singer of Tennessee Conference. 


2 Elizabeth Lavenia Nowlin, daughter of William 
Janway and Sarah Williams Nowlin, married John Wicks 
of Weatherf ord, Texas. She is dead. To them were bom 
Children : 

I iSalUe Wicks. 
II Bettie Wickfl. 
in J(An Wickfi. 

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4 ® Edward Janway Nowlin ((^William Janway, 
®JabTis, ®Bryan Ward II, (DBryan Ward 1, (DJamed^ 
<I>Jame8), was bom 21 October, 1848, in Trippola, Mias., 
and married Melvina Hall in Maury County, Tennessee, 
7 March, 1878. She died 8 November, 1904, in Copeville, 
Collins County, Texas. They came to Texas in 1893 and 
settled at Copeville. 

To them were given 
Children : 

1 6u8an Elizabeth Nowlin; bom 30 January, 1879; died 

1881 at MaiveeUo Falls, Tenn. 
n Blanch Esitello Nowlin; bom 16 June, 1880; married 

David Reynolds Taylor, Farmerayille, Texas. 
IH Janway Addison Nowlin; bom 16 July, 1882; died 1883, In 

Copeville, Texas. 
IV Lillle Maude Nowlin; bom 10 November, 1884; married 

Oscar Stamps at Sweet Water, Texas. 
V Lena Melvina Nowlin; bom 2 May, 1886; died 1886. 
VI Hettie Alice Nowlin; born 3 March, 1888, in Copeville, 

Texas; married William Thomas, a farmer. 
VII Bennett Theopholue Nowlin; at Copeville, Texas. 

4 Edward Janway Nowlin was a farmer and shoe- 
maker by trade; learned the latter while his father car- 
ried on this kind of business so extensively in Tennessee. 
He was born just in time to receive a legacy in the form 
of a frying pan, which was given his mother the night 
of her marriage with the request that she should give it 
to her fourth son. He has the razor strop that his father 
carried through the Civil War. He has also a pair of 
saddle pockets he made himself of the leather of his own 
tanning. Saving relics of bygone days is a family trait. 


5 ©James Wade Nowlin (©William Janway, ®Ja- 
bus, ©Bryan Ward II., ©Bryan Ward I., ©James, 
©James,) married Alice Walsh in Columbia, Tenn. To 
them were born 

Children : 

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I Pearl Avery Nowlin; l>oni 2% August, 1876. 
il Cta^raiu^ JMe ^Qvlin; 4>oni >25 liMrch, 1878. 

III Ethel Nowlin; bom I Up/xii, 1880; tUed 2 yefurs and 9 

IV Anna May Nowlln; .bom 15 May, 1883; died of dlplitlieria. 
V Harriett Grace Nowlin; born 26 March, 1887. 


I Pearl Avery Nowlin xoarried 20 October, i&96y 
to Benjamin McFaU Harper of Birmingham, Ala, They 
were blest with 

Children : 

1 Justin Harper; born 15 December, 1899. 
11 Allibess Hai\per; born 28 June, 1902; (contraction ol 

Alice and Elizabeth, for two grandmothers), 
ill Pearl Nowlin Harper; bom 25 November, 1905. 


II Dr. Clarence Dale Nowlin grew up in the mer- 
cantile business with his father; studied dentistry at 
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., in the class of 
1900 ; studied medicine in University of Tennessee, class 
1908. He is licensed to practice two professions, as well 
as having a commercial training. He was once president 
of Maury County Medical Society, a position of trust and 
honor. He is all alert, intensely active, with an opening 
of understanding that acts with alacrity, a combination 
of power, energy and conscience. 

He was married 24 November, 1909, to Miss Kate 
Gardner Pickard of Mt. Plea»sant, Tenn. She was born 
16 April, 1884. 

To them have been given 
Children : 

1 Lucile Minnich Nowlin; born 9 October, 1910. 
11 NeU Pickard Nowlin; born 25 July, 1913. 


IV Anna May Nowlin married Samuel Nathan 
Beckett in 1904. They have four 
Children : 

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i Elizabeth Beckett; bora 22 May, 1905. 

ii Mattle Grace Beckett; born March, 1907; died 1914. 

ill Catherine Beckett; born 2 April, 1909. 

ly ChriBtine Beckett; born 26 December, 1912. 

V Harriett Grace Nowlin, a graduate from Soule 
College and Peabody School for Teachers, is doing a fine 
work along these lines. She lives in Columbia, Tenn., 
with her father and mother, who are living on the money 
earned in his early manhood. 


iii ®Dr. Bryan Ward Nowlin, (®Jabus, ®Bryan 
Ward II., ©Bryan Ward I., ©James the Carpenter, 
©James of Ireland), whose mother was Mary Bryeans, 
was born in Marshall County, Tenn., 18 December, 1820 ; 
married Rebecca Ewing Niell 4 August, 1840, near Farm- 
ington, Tenn. She was born 15 November, 1821 ; died 26 
March, 1880. She inspired the love and respect of all who 
knew her, was at the head of all that was upbuilding and 
progressive, a central figure where she resided. She 
looked after the sick ; helped the poor ; threw her mantel 
of charity around the weak. One could not help but love 
her for her sweet, gentle disposition. She was highly 
educated and an accomplished Southern woman of a high- 
ly honorable family. 

Their home was blessed with 
Children : 

1 Samuel Jabus Nowlin; bom 21 March, 1842; died 30 Oc- 
tober, 1843. 

2 James Ozro Nowlin; born 8 December, 1843; died 31 Oc- 
tober, 1879. 

3 Edward Perkins Nowlin; bom 6 December, 1845; died 18 
December, 1848. 

4 (Robert Dunllson Nowlin; born 30 January, 1848; died 
26 December, 1848. 

5 Allen Leeper Nowlin; bom 28 October, 1849; died 2 De- 
cember, 1855. 

6 Thomas Light Nowlin; bom 12 January, 1852. 

7 Milton Gross Nowlin; bom 4 February, 1864; died 30 
December, 1907. 

8 Harriett Elizabeth Nowlin; bom 18 April, 1857. 

9 Rebecca Lavonia Nowlin; borti 7 (February, 1861. 

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2 Dr. James Ozro Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward and 
Bebecca E. Niell Nowlin, was in school when the war 
broke out. He entered service at 18 in the Confederate 
States Army and remained until the close of the war. He 
came out with his health broken down. He was in prison 
for some time. 

He attended New York school, graduating in Bel- 
vue Medical College in 1870; came home and had a fine 
practice in Farmington, Tenn. He married 14 Septem- 
ber, 1870, Miss Mollie Dynett, a lovely woman. He was 
highly respected by all who knew him. He was gentle, 
kind and courteous to all. It was often said of him that 
he practiced for the good of humanity instead of for the 
money. None were ever neglected; he fed the hungry 
and cold ; clothed the poor in his practice. He died sud- 
denly at his home, 31 October, 1879. 

To them were bom 
Children : 

I Lora Dell Nowlin; bom 25 August, 1872; married B. 
Timothy Tiller. To >them were bom 

i Olaira Tiller; born about 1896; married 25 May, 

li Ethel Tiller; bom about 1904. 
Two children; died in infancy. 
II Sallie iRebecca Nowlin; bom 19 December, 1874; died 26 
December, 1890. She wias a very beautiful young lady. 


6 Thomas Light Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward and 
Rebecca E. Niell Nowlin, was born 12 January, 1852, at 
Farmington, Tenn. ; married Elizabeth Jones of Missouri 
in Texas, 24 December, 1884. They now live near Detroit, 
Texas. He is a very extensive farmer, good citizen, much 
after the style of his grandfather, Jabus Nowlin, going to 
do what he thinks best. He possesses the clan Irish spirit 
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of fun and jokes, but neye^: forgets he is a gentleman. As- 
a boy his love for his home was above all else, and for his 
mjother his devotipn was ^e^ptif ul. He }» a member of 
the ii, ii. CturcJi Sojath. BLe was jaduc^ted at Lewisburg, 
Tf nn. 

yheir l^ome is blesjt vith 

I Liavonia Nowlln; is married. 

II Oficar Nowlln. 
lii Roxie Nowlln. 
IV Elizabetti Nowlln. 

V torn NowJln. 
VI Umh Nowlln. 


7 Milton Gross Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward and 
Rebecca E. Niell Nowlin, was born in Farmington, Tenn. ; 
married Miss Mary Wilson January, 1890, a most lovable, 
Christian character. He died in Lewisburg 30 December, 
1907, age 53 years. 

Milton G, was a Mason and an Odd Fellow. He was 
Trustee of Marshall County at the time of his death, the 
only office he ever asked for. He was a very popular 
man; had a pleasant word for all, especially the poor, 
whom he never turned away. 

Added to Milton Gross and Mary W. Nowlin were 
Children : 

I Mabel Nowlin; born 17 November, 1894. 

II Margarett Nowlin; born November, 1896. 

III Thomas Nowlin; 'born 12 September, 1899. 
rv Frank Nowlin; born 1903. 

7 Milton Gross Nowlin studied medicine and at- 
tended lectures in Nashville, Tenn., in 1883 and 1884, but 
did not practice, to the regret of the family, for they felt 
that he would have been very successful, as he was capa- 
ble. He was in the drug business and Postmaster in' 
Farmington for a number of years. His widow and chil- 
dren live near Nashville, Tenn. 

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8 Harriett Elizabeth Nowlin, daughter of Dr. Bryan 
Ward and Rebecca E. Niell Nowlin, was born in Farming- 
ton, Tenn., 18 April, 1857. She was a graduate from Mc- 
Minnville, Tenn., in 1874. She married Dr. George Cun- 
ningham near Lewisburg, Tenn., who died in November, 

Children : 

I Birdie Rebecca Cunningham; bom 16 March, 1885. 

II Georgia Elizabeth Cunningham; born November, 1887. 

I Birdie Rebecca Cunningham graduated at Haynes 
and McLeans College, Lewisburg, Tenn., completing high 
school course. She is now a very capable and popular 
teacher at Lewisburg. 

II Georgia Elizabeth Cunningham graduated from 
Haynes and McLeans College and won medal in elocution, 
also scholarship in 1909. She also graduated in Gennisee 
CoUege for Women in Murfresboro, Tenn. She is now 
teaching in the higher branches in the high school at 
Halls, Tenn. Their mother is a devoted Presbyterian; 
also these girls are noted for their Christian character. 
The family now resides in Lewisburg, Tenn. 


9 Rebecca Lavonia Nowlin, daughter of Dr. Bryan 
Ward and Rebecca E. Niell Nowlin, was born in 1861 
Eear Farmington, Tenn. ; was married 2 April, 1879, to 
George W. Long of Franklin, Tenn. He was born 25 
August, 1857, near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn. 

This union was blessed with four 

I James Ward Long; born 1 January, 1S86, oear Franklin, 

II George W. Long; born 14 September, 1889, at Farming- 
ton, Tenn. 

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III Gross Hanson Long; bom 30 January, 1892, in Lewis- 
burg, Tenn. 

IV Ruth Long; born 10 March, 1899. 

James Ward Long was educated at Lewisburg, 
Tenn; George W. Long graduated at Fulton, Ky.; and 
Gross Ranson Long also at Fulton, but will take a course 
in medicine in Nashville. 

9 Rebecca Lavonia Nowlin Long, the youngest of 
her father's family, pet of the home, and author of her 
father's line, speaks pathetically of her childhood. 

^'Ah! childhood home, I love thee well. 
My heart with loving rapture swell. 
While gazing on the beauties rare. 
No place with thee can I compare." 

Her father's home was just across the little stream 
from the village of Farmington, Term., a delightful coun- 
try home on the Lewisburg and Shelbyville turnpike, a 
beautiful picturesque locality, the environments the best; 
rich land, large two-story building on a hill with large 
locust, maple and boxelder dotting the lawns forms a 
picture for the children. What a halo of light and glory 
pervades this sacred spot. Can it be that they will ever 
forget their dear home, with mother so kind and dear and 
father so considerate of the wants and needs! How they 
recall the dear faces mingling with each other in pleasure 
in that home, at the church door, or Sabbath school. 
Again we recall the songs across the plantation by the 
negroes, or the baying of the hound at the bugle's call, a 
sport the brothers delighted in so much. How she missed 
these brothers and sisters; dear brother Ozro with his 
fatherly kindness ; brother Thomas ever ready to aid his 
idolized mother; Milton Gross, who kept everyone laugh- 
ing with his sparkling Irish wit ; dear sister Harriett, with 
her magical kindness, who always did everything just 
right. How indispensable were they to each other — 
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over the cherished idols of her youth. Of all the beauti- 
ful pictures that hang on memory 's wall, none are sweeter 
than those of happy, blissful childhood. 

iii The above are the descendants of Dr. Bryan 
Ward and Rebecca E. Niell Nowlin, and are children of 
rare promise, distinguished in natural ability, coupled 
with that Irish tenacity, firmness of character that lead 
to grand results. 

Dr. Bryan Ward Nowlin graduated with honors in 
Philadelphia. He was a merchant at Moorsville, Tenn., 
at the time of his marriage in 1848. He graduated in the 
medical department of the University, Lewisville, Ky.; 
practiced medicine in Farmington, Tenn., until his death, 
31 December, 1861 — an eminent physician with an exten- 
sive practice ; seemed to have an insight in his line which 
few comprehended. His tactful, sympathetic nature ap- 
pealed to his patients; they would often say his visits 
were almost as good as his medicine. He was a man of 
strong will power, true to his convictions; was a true 
Democrat, contributing to many political papers. He was 
useful in his locality and no one was held in higher esteem. 
During his illness his neighbors vied with each other in 
acts of kindness and tender solicitude. Many were the 
willing hands and hearts to help in any way they could. 
He was held in sacred memory by all. He was a fluent 
speaker, Odd Fellow, Mason, and elder in the Presby- 
terian church. He was commanding in looks, had an 
aptness to superiority. His last words were, '*A11 is 
well/' for there loomed in the path of his vision the dawn 
of a holier day. 

Nowlin- A mold. 

iv ©James Wade Nowlin (©Jabus, ©Bryan Ward 
II., ©Bryan Ward L, ©James, ©James), whose mother 
was Mary Bryeans, graduated in law department at 
Florence, Ala., and practiced in Waco, Texas. He was 
married before the War to Mary Arnold. She died, leav- 
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Children : 

1 Russell Nowllo. 

2 BenUy Nowlin. 

James Wade Nowlin came back to Tennessee and 
married the second time Lavonia Orr; afterward went 
into the Confederate Army and was killed commanding 
a regiment at Ft. Donelson. His military record is in 
the archives of Texas War Record of Confederate States 
Army. His wife and children are dead. 

V Light Thomas Nowlin, son of Jabus and Mary 
Bryeans Nowlin, had finished a law course, but, as also 
Edward and Perkins, died soon after finishing their 
school, between the ages of 21 and 23 years, with such 
useful and bright prospects before them. 


ix ®Dr. Jabus Swanson Nowlin ( ©Jabus, 0Bryan 
Ward II., ©Bryan Ward I., ©James, ©James), whose 
mother was Mary Bryeans, was the youngest in the fam- 
ily, bom about 1839 in Bedford County, Tenn. ; graduated 
in medicine at an early age, too young to get his diploma, 
as the law required them to be 21 years of age. He was a 
fine physician; stood among the most prominent M. D.'s 
in Tennessee. He was well acquainted with the science 
of medicine. For a number of years he was president of 
the Tennessee Medical Society; was professor of Gym- 
cology in Nashville for a number of years. He wa:S a real 
Nowlin, kind and congenial and much beloved by those 
who knew him. He was an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church, and also a Mason. In a sum, he was a man whose 
life 's work has been one of continued effort, fraught with 
good works; an exemplary father, husband and citizen; 
lived rich in the experience that brought joy to many 
hearts as a physician, and died in the accumulation of 
rare deeds and unstinted affection. He was married to 
Miss Mattie Thompson of Shelbyville, Tenn., in about 
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medicine and also taught in the University in the medical 
department. On account of his wife's poor health he 
returned to ShelbyvUle, where she died in 1889. He died 
29 December, 1909. 

To this union were added 

1 Florence Nowlin; born about 1859. 

2 Jennie Swanson Nowlin; born in 1862. 
' 3 Joseph Wade Nowlin; bom in 1865. 

4 Mattie Nowlin; born 1867; died at tige of 3. 

5 Dr. Newcomb Rush Nowlin; born 1871. 


1 Florence Nowlin was educated in Bowlingreen, 
Ky., was married to Rev. J. D. Braley. To them were 
born six 

Children : 

I Milton Hubbard Braley; married and lives in Tulsa, Okla. 
II J. Garratt Braley; lives in McAllister, Okla. 

III Mattie Braley; married Hugh Hefley, a traveling 

IV Emmorie Braley; married Ed iCulberson of Pittsburg, 

V Pauline Braley; lives at home; single. 
VI John Braley; lives at home; single. 

Nowlin- Adams. 

2 Jennie Swanson Nowlin, daughter of Dr. Jabus S. 
and Mattie T. Nowlin, was educated in the public schools 
at Nashville; graduated at Dr. Blackie's College for 
Young Ladies at Nashville, and completed a course in 
Ward's Seminary, Nashville. She married Dr. J. A. 
Adams of Sulphur, Okla., and lives at Hillsboro, Texas. 


3 Joseph Wade Nowlin is in the real estate busi- 
ness in Dallas, Texas. He married Miss Kate McCloud 

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and has one 

I •Catb€riDe NoTvilin; bom al>oiit 1899. 


5 Dr. Newcomb Rush Nowlin moved with the family 
to Nashville in 1877 ; was educated in the public schools 
preparatory for the Vanderbilt University. He finished 
in Brenham College, Shelbyville, Tenn., then entered the 
medical department of the University of Tennessee at 
Nashville, completing a four-year course in 1909. 

Dr. Newcomb R. is now a very proficient surgeon, 
practicing in Oklahoma City. He has a pleasant way that 
draws all to him, and a kind word for all he meets. He 
married Miss Mary Lou Bond of Texas, who is a very 
lovable. Christian woman. Both are members of the 
Missionary Baptist Church. 

The Dear Doctors. 

''Oh, these hard-working Doctors, pity them well; 
Of their strenuous life it is well to tell ; 
Called here and there with distance wide, 
Through sleet and snow they silently ride. 
At the midnight hour, though fierce storm rage, 
They enter the struggle a life to save. 

''Through the long, long hours, their vigil they keep 
With never a thought for food or sleep. 
They skilfully strive to do their best 
To relieve the pain, bring sleep and rest, 
At the time their service quite all outranks, 
Yet often requited with even poor thanks.^' 



TV ©Peyton Wade Nowlin, (©Bryan Ward H., 
©Bryan Ward I., ©James, ©James), whose mother was 

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of Oklahoma City. 

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of the Idaho Family. 

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Elizabeth Townsend Nowlin, was born in Greenville, S. 
C, 14 April, 1787, married Margaret Phagan, daughter 
of Phillip and Martha Phagan, who was bom in News- 
bery, S. C. It is evident that they at an early date moved 
to Bedford County, Tenn. They later joined the Mor- 
mon Church during the early persecutions, and attempted 
to emmigrate to Utah, but died on their way and never 
reached their destination. Their two sons went to Utah, 
married and settled there. 

In Bedford County, Tenn., were born three sons. 
Children : 

i Bryan Ward Nowlin; born 4 July, 1815. 
il Bluford NowMn; born about 1817; died young, 
ill Jabus Townsend Nowlhi; bom 18 Augusit* 1821. 

Tradition says there was a daughter to Peyton W. 
and Margaret Nowlin that married a Thomson, but noth- 
ing reliable has been given to this date. The subject is 
open for correction. There was a Lucy T. Nowlin, daugh- 
ter of Peyton, the first, who married a Thomson, and 
probably there is where the tradition had its origin. 


i ©Bryan Ward Nowlin (©Peyton Wade, ©Bryan 
Ward II., ©Bryan Ward I., ©James, ©James), was born 
in Bedford County, Tenn., 4 July, 1815, embraced Mor- 
monism and was baptised by Elder James W. Cummings, 
who was presiding as a Mormon Missionary at that time 
in Pontituke, Miss., October, 1844, having gone to this 
place from Tennessee. He emigrated from there to Nau- 
voo. 111., and joined the migrating Mormons near the 
hoadw.-.ers of Grand River in 1846. He crossed the 
plains and arrived in Salt Lake Valley with the first 
company that followed the pioneers commanded by Elder 
Ira Eldredge, since which time until his death he was a 
resident of Utah. He was accidently killed by falling 
upon the saw in a sawmill he had just erected and started 
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mountains about twenty miles southwest of Salt Lake 
City, 2 May, 1877. He wag a millwright At the time of 
his death he was one of the presidents of the Thirtieth 
Quorum of Elders, and was a true and faithful Latter- 
Day Saint, respected and beloved by all who knew him. 
Some time after reaching Salt Lake he was married to 
Mary Proctor Cummings. She was born 8 April, 1838, in 
Farmingtpn, Mo., and was a sister to Elder James W. 
Cummings. They remained in Salt Lake for a wnile. 

From this union were bom seven 
Children : 

1 Bryan Ward Nowlln; bom 26 April, 1848, In Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

2 Mary Susannah Nowlln; bom 16 May, 1850, in Weber 
County, Utah. 

3 Margaret Elizabeth Nowlln; bom 10 March, 1852, in 
Weber County, Utah. 

4 Benjamin FrankHn Nowlln; bom 27 April, 1854, in Weber 
County, Utah; died 27 June, 1856. 

5 James Cecil Nowlln; bom 23 May, 1857, in Weber County, 
Utah; died 13 March, 1861. 

6 Geneva Nowlln; born 15 November, 1860, in Weber 
County, Utah; died 13 March, 1861. 

7 Generva Nowlln; born 15 November, 1860, in Weber 
County, Utah. 


The Irish do love the name Bryan. In this branch 
Bryan Ward predominates over all other names and 
prominently dotting the pages of this work to the finish. 


1 Bryan Ward Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward and 
Mary Cummings Nowlin, was married first to Harriett 
Stringham in Salt Lake City, Utah, about 1871. She was 
born in Salt Lake City, 23 February, 1855. From this 
union were four 
Children : 

I Maria Nowlln; born 10 July, 1872, in Salt Lake City. 
II Mary Nowlln; born 31 August, 1874. 

Ill Earl Nowlin; born 3 August, 1876; married and lives in 

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IV Grace Nowlin^ bom 9 September, 1878; single anifl lives 
in Missoula, Mont. 


I Maria Nowlin married J. G. Morrison 18 May, 
1892. He was bon;i in Morgan County, Mo., 3 July, 1866, 
and is quite a successful merchant and business man in 
Salt Lake City. They have six sons and three daughters. 
Children : 

1 LesUe Morrison; born 27 August, 1893, in Salt Lake City; 
died same day. 

2 Percy Gibson Morrison; bom 28 February, 1895. 

3 John Arllng Morrison; born 27 August, 189$. 
'4 Alvin 'Ray Morrison; born 19 August, 1898; died 9 Sep- 
tember, 1898. 

AlTina May Morrison; bom 19 August, 1898; died 29 
August, 1898. 
'6 Merlin IR. Morrison; bom 7 August, 1900. 

7 Velna Maria Morrison; bom 13 December, 1902; died 3 
March, 1903. 

8 Welden Morrison; bom 13 March, 1904. 

9 Blanche Morrison; born 21 February, 1907. 


II Mary Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward and Har- 
riett Nowlin, married Angus Cameron and lives near Mis- 
soula, Mont. They have no children. 

1 Bryan Ward Nowlin married the second time 
Clemmie Martin of Chicago, about 1905. They have one 
son, born in Independence, Mo. Bryan Ward was en- 
gaged in general merchandise business at Independence 
in 1906, having moved there from Nobby Benton, Mo. 
He served honorably twice as a missionary from the 
Mormon Church to the Central States and was faithful 
in the discharge of his duty. He was living in Kansas 
City, Mo., at the time of his death. 


2 Mary Susannah Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward 
and Mary Cummings Nowlin, married Hezekiah H. Peck 

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21 December, 1867. He was born 19 March, 1844. They 
have the following 
Children : 

I Hezeklah H. Peck; born 6 February. 1870, In Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 

II Mary Geneva Peck; born 30 October, 1871. 

III Ivy May Peck; born 20 March, 1874. 
rv Nellie Rose Peck; born 5 January, 1876. 

V Bryan Ward Peck; born 31 December, 1877. 
VI Horton Franklin Peck; born 21 July. 1882. 

VII Cecil NowlIn.Peck; born 18 March, 1884, in Bannock 

County, Idaho. 
VIII Susan Elizabeth Peck; born 4 March, 1886, in Bannock 
County, Idaho; died 24 January, 1887. 
IX Generva Fern Peck; born 6 November, 1887, in Bannock 

County, Idaho. 
X Guy I. Peck; bom 9 October, 1889, in Bannock County, 

XI Iris Peck; bom 31 August, 1891, in Bannock County, Idaho. 
XII Elzo Dean Peck; born 11 September, 1893, in Bannock 
County, Idaho. 


III Ivy May Peck married Thomas Craner Tanner.- 
They have seven 

Children : 

1 Mary Susan Tanner; born 15 July, 1894. 

ii Thomas Cecil Tanner; bora 4 April, 1896. 

iii Leal Tanner; born 7 December, 1897. 

iv Sybel Generva Tanner; bora 26 July, 1901. 

V Martha Tanner; bom 26 April, 1903. 

vi George Hoilon Tanner; born 2 August, 1905. 
vii Nellie Fern Tanner; born 19 March, 1907. 
viii Melvin Tanner; born February, 1910. 


IV Nellie Eose Peck, daughter of Mary S. N. and 
Hezekiah H. Peck, married George Tanner 21 December, 
1893, who was born January, 1861, in Tooele County, 
Utah. To them were born seven 

Children : 

1 Mary Fern Tanner; bora 9 October, 1894, in Bannocl^ 
County, Idaho. 

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li George Wayne Tanner; born 26 February, 1896; died 13 

April, 1896. 
IM Martha Alba Tanner; born 3 April, 1897, In Bannock 

County, Idaho. 
iy Hezeklah Peck; bom 26 August, 1899; died 17 March,. 

V Iris Tanner; bom 27 July, 1901. 
vl Ardella Tanner; bom 9 May, 1903. 
vii Bryan Peck Tanner; bom 14 September, 1907. 

George Tanner was a son of brave pioneer parentage. 
His father died on vessel in coining to America. His 
mother, Martha Craner, was on board when the ship 
caught on fire and held her sister, Harriet Craner, to 
keep her from jumping overboard, preferring to drown 
rather than burn, and although the Captain had given up 
the vessel as lost, when the Saints all knelt down and 
prayed for deliverance the flames were soon extinguished. 
To add to her experience she drove a cow from Omaha to 
Salt Lake City. Today the descendants of these brave, 
courageous father and mother, who tracked the desert 
waste with hunger and cold, can scarcely realize what a 
legacy is bequeathed them. George Tanner has returned 
from a mission to the Southern States of which Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn., is the headquarters. 

V Bryan Ward Peck, son of Mary S. N. and Heze- 
kiah H. Peck, died 27 February, 1900, from effects of 
measels in Putnam County, Tenn., while serving as a mis- 
sionary from the Mormon Church in the Southern States 


VI Horton Franklin Peck married Lena Carnella 
Dannity. She was born 8 January, 1886, married 22 De- 
cember, 1903. They have 
Children : 

1 Gladdys Viola Peck; born 7 September, 1906. 

2 Nellie Mary Peck; born 25 September. 1908. 

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3 Margaret Elizabeth Nowlin, daughter of Bryan 
Ward and Mary Cummings Nowlin, was born 10 March, 
1852, in Weber County, Utah ; married Charles ft. Rose, 
February, 1868, who is conducting a general merchandise 
business in Soda Springs, Idaho. He has been quite suc- 
cessful and is the leading merchant of the town, estab- 
lished on a nice and reliable basis. Mrs. Rose has a tact 
for trade and in every way suitably adapted to the best 
interest of her family. 

I Nellie Wlckoff Roee; bom 28 March, 1870, in Salt Lake 
County, Utah; died 17 July, 1873, at 6oda Springs, IdaAio. 

II Charles Edward iRose; bom 29 May, 1872, in Salt Lake 
County, Utah; married £llen Gibbs 30 October, 1895. 
They have four 

i Charles St^hens Rose; bom 20 November, 1896, 

Cache County, Utah, 
ii John Henry Rose; born 28 April, 1901, Bannodc 

County, Idaho, 
ill L.oulsa Gibbs Rose; bom 2 September, 1903, in Utah. 
Iv Clinton Gibbs Rose; born 20 April, 1907. 

HI Sarah May (Rose; bom 14 March, 1874, Bannock County 
Idaho; married Daniel J. Low, 30 October, 1895. He was 
born 17 May, 1866. 
They have six 

i Margaret Rose Low; born 10 August, 1896; died 15 

November, 1904. 
Ii Heber Grant Low; born 8 August, 1898, Bannock 

County, Idaho, 
iil Doritha Low; bom 4 April, 1900, Bannock County, 

iv Daniel Claren Low; bom 17 November, 1903, Ban- 
nock County, Idaho. 
V Charles Read Low; born 17 June, 1905, Bannock 

County, Idaho, 
vi Ruth Low; born 19 May, 1907, Bannock County, 

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IV Walter Nowlln (Rose; born 16 October, 1876; married 
Minnie iLow, 6 January, 1904. She was bom 16 June, 1877. 
They have 


i Margarett Low Rose; bom 1 December, 1904, Ban- 
nock County, Idaho, 
il Frederick D. Rose; born 10 October, 1906, Bannock 
County, Idaho. 

iii Virginia May Rose; born 3 June, 1908, Twin Palls, 

V Anna Beatrice Rose; bom 3 May, 1879, Bannock County, 
Idaho; married Hyrum M. Low, 1 October, 1902. He was 
born 10 November, 1870. They have no children. 

VI Nerva Leah Rose; bom 28 January, 1882, Bannock 
County, Idaho; single. 


7 Generva Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward and 
Mary Cummings Nowlin, married Solomon Henry Hale 
8 December, 1886. He was born 30 May, 1864, in Ban- 
nock County,*Idaho. They reside in Preston, Idaho ; have 
a very pretty home. Mr. Hale is conducting a livery and 
stock business, in which he has been quite successful. They 
have a nice family of 
Children : 

I Generva Klea Hale; bom 13 Septemher, 1888, Bingham, 


II Soloman Charles Hale; bom 27 >Septemfber, 1890. 

Ill Sibble Vilate Hale; born 30 May, 1892. 

rv Henry Nowlin Hale; bom 9 September, 1893. 

V Noel Heber Hale; bom 25 December, 1894. 

VI Howard T. Hale; born 19 May, 1899. 

VII Nathan Roy Hale; bom 29 September, 1911. 

VIII Geneva Hale. 


iii ®Jabus Tovmsend Nowlin (©Peyton Wade, 
®Bryan Ward II., ©Bryan I., ® James, ©James), whose 
mother was Margaret Phegan Nowlin, was born in Bed- 
ford County, Tenn., 18 August, I82I ; was converted to 
the Mormon religion through the preachings of James 

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W. Cummings, a Mormon missionary to the Southern 
States. Jabus Townsend Nowlin came to Council Bluffs, 
111., married Amanda A. Thomas, then came to Utah with 
the first emigrants to Salt Lake City, and remained there 
some time. His son, Jabus, was born there, and he after- 
wards went to Provo, Utah, as a pioneer to this town. In 
a few years he moved to Cache Valley, Utah. 

To this union were given 
Children : 

1 Jabus Townsend Nowlin, Jr., bom 11 August, 1848, in 
Salt Lake City. 

2 EJsther Ann Nowlin; born 26 July, 1850. 

3 Rachel Amanda Nowlin; born 11 February, 1853; died 
November, 1915. 

Nowlin-T alley. 

1 Jahus Townsend Nowlin, Jr., now of Idaho Falls, 
Idaho, was born 11 August, 1848. He had many pioneer 
experiences and knows something of early life in Utah; 
the Indian Wars, the grasshopper troubles which fre- 
quented the country in early days; also the digging of 
sego roots for food. His father, Jabus Townsend Nowlin, 
Sr., was shot through the nose in an Indian skirmish and 
was crippled to that extent through life. He was a brave 
veteran of the Indian emancipation, ever ready to defend 
his country and religion. 

Jabus Townsend Nowlin, Jr., was married to Maria 
Tolley, 23 January, 1871. They were blest with eight 
Children : 

I William Jabus Nowlin; born 16 November, 1871. 
II Thomas Warren Nowlin; bom 18 August, 1873. 
Ill Earnest Leroy Nowlin; born 16 April, 1875. 
rv Thurzy Maria Nowlin; bom 3 December, 1877. 
V Sarah Amanda Nowlin; bom 25 November, 1879. 
VI Charles Franklin Nowlin; born 3 February, 1881. 
VII George Washington Nowlin; born 19 May, 1882. 
VIII Katie Jane Nowlin; bom 1 August, 1890; married Edward 
Hanson, 1915. 

1 Jabus Townsend Nowlin, Jr., has been a very suc- 
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which is in Canada, except the youngest, Katie Jane. He 
has aided them in taking homes there, where they are now 
doing well. 


I ©William Jabus Nowlin (®Jabus Townsend, Jr., 
®Jabus Townsend, Sr., ©Peyton, ©Bryan Ward 11., 
®Bryan Ward I., ©James, ©James), married Clarinda 
Bybee. To them were born 

Children : 

i Zylpha Nowlin; married a Sorensen at 22 years of age. 

ii Minnie Nowlin; married a Holmstead. 

iil Lester Nowlin; dead, 

iv Leland Nowlin. 

V Lillian Nowlin. 

vi Dean Nowlin. 

vii Raymond Nowlin. 

viii Harold Nowlin. 

ix Hattie Nowlin. 

X Wyatt Nowlin. 

All the above family live in Canada. 


II Thomas Warren Nowlin married Hattie Davis. 
They have 

Children : 

i Effie Jane Nowlin. 

ii Thomas F. Nowlin. 

lii Allen Nowlin. 

iv Dora Nowlin. 

y €hild (dead). 


in Earnest Leroy Nowlin married Emma Olson. 
They also were blest with 
Children : 

i iRoy Levelle Nowlin. 

ii Leah Nowlin. 
iil Maudie Nowlin. 
iv I>orothy Nowlin. 

y Earnest Demont Nowlin. 
yi Ella Nowlin. 

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IV Thnrza Maria Nowlin married Joseph Jorden* 
Children : 

i Elizabeth Jane Jorden. 
ii Charles (Lloyd Jorden. 
ill Morris Jorden. 

Twinfl^ i„ Mareece Jorden. 



V Sarah Amanda (Sadie) Nowlin married William 

Children : 

1 Jennie Maria Davis. 

ii George Davis, 

iii Ivin Davis, 

iv Glenn Davis. 

V Charlie Davis. 

vi Victor Davis. 


VI Charles F. Nowlin married Alva McFarland. 
Children : 

1 Charles (Lloyd Nowlin. 

ii Katie Maria Nowlin. 

Iii Cora May Nowlin. 

Iv Jabus Nowlin. 


VII George Washington Nowlin married Almeda 
Morgan. They were given 

Children : 

i George Rex Nowlin; dead. 

ii Fay Nowlin. 

iii Harvey Nowlin. 

iv Lila Nowlin. 

George W. Nowlin 's father-in-law is still living at 
the age of one hundred ten, in full possession of all his 

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faculties. He celebrated his birth June, 1915, receiving 
all of his descendants and friends by name with as much 
vivacity as a man of fifty years. He is an old-time pio- 
neer in very deed and says he can dance the light fan- 
tastic as well today as geventy years ago. 

Nowlin- Williamson. 

2 Esther Ann Nowlin, daughter of Jabus Townsend 
Nowlin, Sr., and Amanda Thomas Nowlin, was born 26 
July, 1850; married James Williamson about 1869 in 
Wellsville, Cache County, Utah. She was the oldest 
daughter of her father's family. 

To Esther Ann and James Williamson were born 
Children : 

I James Williamson; died young. ' 

II Mary Williamson; school supervisor in Logan, Utah. 
Ill Esther Williamson, 
rv Rachel Williamson. 
V James Earnest Williamson; mcuried Esther Staley; child 

VI Margaret Williamson. 
VH Eleonora Williamson; married Thomas Nutall; three 

VIII Eva Williamson; married Elma Taylor; one child. 
IX Maud Williamson. 
X Elvaro Williamson; died in Infancy. 
XI Warren Lovell; died in 1910. 
XII Iva Irene Williamson; teacher. 


III Esther Williamson is a teacher of merit. She 
married David Lieshman. They were blest with 
Children : 

1 Norman jLieshman; bom 1896. 
il Elvara Lieshman; bom 1897. 
ill Maude (Lieshman; born 1899. 


IV Rachel Williamson was also an accepted teacher, 
married Jfcseph Parkinson. Their 

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Children : 

i Morice^ Parkineon. 

11 Harald ParklnBon. 

Ill Baby (died). 

lY Barneat Parkinson. 


VI Margaret Williamson married Alexander Flet- 
Children : 

I Eugene Fletcber. 
li Child (died). 


IX Maude Williamson was another teacher; mar- 
ried William Stocks. They have 
Children : 

1 Kenneitli Stocks. - 

II Macicsene Stocks. 

2 Esther Ann Nowlin Williamson has been a widow 
some twenty-two years, and is still struggling on with her 
children and grandchildren. She has brought them up to 
be useful, happy, educated and all faithful Latter-Day 
Saints (Mormons). 


3 Rachel Amanda Nowlin, daughter of Jabus Town- 
send Nowlin, Sr., and Amanda A. Thomas Nowlin, was 
bom in Provo City, Utah, 11 February, 1853 ; was married 
to William Eudey Thomas 1 January, 1873. He was bom 
in Comwall, England, 22 December, 1832; died 9 Febru- 
ary, 1907. He was a mining and milling man. He first 
came to Virginia, then went to Wisconsin, from there to 
California, and in 1872 came to Utah and, as he claimed, 
to marry a little Mormon girl. This union was blest 

Children: ' 

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I William Sarnest Thomas; bom 22 February* 1874, at 

Ingall Hill, Nev.; married A^^es Walsh, 18 February, 

II Amanda A. Thomas; bom 20 March, 1876. 
Ill Lepoy Elvaro Thomas; bom 24 November, 1880; married 

Lottie MoBride, 9 May, 1910. 
ly Harold Douglas Thomas; bom 24 August, 1892, in Park 

City, Utah. 


n Amanda A. Thomas married S. C. Birrell. They 
live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Have four 

1 Rachel E. Birrell; bom 1 November, 1902, in Park City, 

ii Maud May Birrell; born 22 June, 1907. 
iii Samuel Leroy Birrell; bom 26 August, 1908, in Salt 

Lake City. 
iv Kenneth Benard Birrell; bom 2 November, 1910. in Salt 

lake City. 

n Mrs. Amanda A. T. (Maud) Birrell is a kind, 
sympathetic daughter, who cared for her mother in her 
last days. She has a beautiful little family and a pretty 
home with beautiful flowers — all lovely and inviting. 
She is in every sense of the term a home builder, and in 
a social way much of the Southern type. 

3 The present home of Rachel Amanda Nowlin 
Thomas is in Sugar House, Highland Park, Salt Lake 
City, Utah. She has been a faithful Latter-Day Saint 
throughout her days. She perpetuates her mother's 
name. Note the three '* Amanda A. Thomas'.'' She was 
a noble daughter in Zion and a faithful mother in Israel. 
The last years of her life were spent with her loving 
daughter, Mrs. Samuel C. Birrell. She sought the writer 
to learn of her Southern kindred, whom she had never 
met, having been reared in the West, but whose future 
exaltation was of paramount interest to her. She leaves 
many true friends and kindred to mourn her loss. 

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*'One by one life's ties are riven — 
But a brighter hope hath birth, 
Soon we find there's more in heaven 
To allure you, than on this earth." 

The above are the families and descendants of Bryan 
Ward Nowlin and Jabus Townsend Nowlin, who went to 
Utah in early days. These valiant brothers were natives 
of sunny Tennessee, grandsons of Bryan Ward II and 
Elizabeth Townsend Nowlin, great-grandsons of Bryan 
Ward Nowlin I. These two brothers were converted to 
the Mormon religion and were notable figures in pioneer 
days in Utah. Their progressive spirits, enterprise, and 
d§ep religious devotion brought them hither, bearing the 
burdens of early struggles in Utah in the vallies of the 
Rockies, leaving their dear old home in Tennessee and 
every tie that would bind them. They went first to Coun- 
cil Bluffs, Blinois, winter quarters where the Saints had 
been driven from Independence, Mo., through heavy per- 
secutions. Jabus Townsend Nowlin married there a Miss 
Thomas. Later they went to Salt Lake Valley, with the 
first company, and settled there for some time. There 
Bryan Ward Nowlin married. They fought the Indians, 
dug sego roots to keep oflF hunger, fought the grasshop- 
pers and crickets ; helped to colonize the country. Their 
children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren are settled 
in Utah, Idaho and Canada, fully established as faithful 
Latter-Day Saints, in a flourishing condition, both spirit- 
ually and financially. Bluford Nowlin, their other broth- 
er, died young. 

(End of Utah-Idaho Branch.) 


VII ©Benjamin Nowlin (®Bryan Ward IT., 
©Bryan Ward I., ©James, ©James), son of Bryan Ward 

II and Elizabeth Townsend Nowlin, and wife Lucy , 

have the following 

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Children : 

1 Ira Nowlin. 

li David Nowlin. 

iil Stephen Nowiin. 

iv Jessie Nowlin. 

y Didamie Nowlin. 

vl Benjamin Nowlin. 

vii Amanda Nowlin. 

vlii Mary Nowlin. 

ix Shady Nowlin. 

It is with regret we have no history for this nice fam- 
ily from noble parentage, but fail to get them located. 


VIII ©Rev. James Nowlin (®Bryan Ward IL, 
©Bryan Ward L, ©James, ©James), whose mother was 
Elizabeth Townsend Nowlin, was a primitive Baptist 
preacher, born in Virginia and moved to Bedford County, 
Tennessee, at an early date. 

He married Elizabeth Tilman. They had one son. 


i Bryan Wade Nowlin; born 1809; died 1849. 


i Bryan Wade Nowlin married Anne Reeves in 
1838. She was born 1811, died 1900. To them were given 
Children : 

1 Anna Nowlin; born 13 November, 1839, in Bedford County, 
Tenn.; died 1855. 

2 George T. Nowlin; born 23 December, 1841; killed at Pea 
Ridge. Mo., 1862. 

3 Francis Nowlin; born 15 February, 1843; married 1863; 
died 1872. 

4 William S. Nowlin; born 15 March, 1845; married 25 
July. 1872. 

5 Bryan Wade Nowlin; born 17 March, 1850; died Octo- 
ber, 1863. 

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4 ©William S. Nowlin ( ©Bryan Wade, ©Rev. 
James, ©Bryan Ward II., ©Bryan Ward I., ©James, 
©James), was bom in Bedford County, Tennessee, 15 
March, 1845; married Nancy L. Bradie 25 July, 1872. 
She was bom 3 November, 1843, in Saline, HI. 
Children : 

I Francis A. Nowlin; bom 10 June, 1873, in Saline, ni.; 

married 15 April, 1891. 
II Mary S. Nowlin; born 18 December, 1878, in Saline, 111. 
Ill James A. Nowlin; bom 3 March, 1880. 
rv Ollie Nowlin; born 5 February, 1881; married 15 De- 
cember, 1898. 
V William S. Nowlin, Jr., born 26 April, 1882; married 15 
June, 1900. 

4 William S. Nowlin at the age of sixteen joined the 
Confederate Army at Shelbyville, Bedford Countj, Ten- 
nessee, in Captain Bert's Company; *'B'', Seventh Ten- 
nessee Cavalry ; was later transferred to the Fourth Ten- 
nessee Cavalry under General Forest, and was with him 
in all his raids except at the Battle of Knoxville, Tenn. 
He fought in that battle under General Wheeler. He was 
captured and taken to Camp Motan, Ind., in October, 
1863, and in January, 1864, was exchanged. When he 
returned to the South he joined the Eleventh Tennessee 
Cavalry under General Forest and remained with him 
until the close of the war. 

He is five feet and eleven inches in height, weighs 
two hundred pounds; a Democrat politically, a Baptist 
religiously, a farmer by occupation, a war veteran from 
principle, true to Southern rights and Democracy, which 
neither time nor consideration nor other influence can 
change or alter, but demonstrates, like others here, that a 
veteran may live with a conscience free and be honored. 

Vin There was an anecdote given relative to Eev. 
James Nowlin, who was a very fleshy man. On one occa- 
sion he was to preach an outdoor sermon, so the brethren 
arranged a hogshead for a platform. He mounted the 

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improvised rostmin, saying, *'I am here, but soon yon will 
see me no more." At this saying he fell throngh the hogs- 
head full weight, two hundred or more avoirdupois, but 
this did not daunt him. He balanced himself and gave 
them one of those telling sermons, after the manner of the 
good old-time Baptist. 

Eev. James Nowlin was much beloved by all who 
knew him, and played an active part on the stage of life 
as a Christian citizen. 


IX Lucy Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward II. and 
Elizabeth Townsend Nowlin, married Major Harding, 
who was a fine citizen and stood well among his kindred 
and friends, who remember him as a good-looking, white- 
haired old gentleman. He represented his county several 
times in the Lower House and was in every way highly 
respected. They have children, but their names and 
whereabouts were not ascertained. 


X ©David Nowlin (©Bryan Ward II., ©Bryan 
Ward L, ©James, ©James), whose mother was Elizabeth 
Townsend Nowlin, was born 13 December, 1803 ; married 
in Lewisburg, Tenn., to Elizabeth Peyton Deven, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Elizabeth N. Deven. To them were 

Children : 

i Elvira William Nowlin; born 22 February, 1829; died 11 

June, 1901. 
11 Joseph Bryan Ward Nowlin; born 28 February, 1830; died 

4 July. 1854. 
ill Mary Jane Townaend Nowlin; bom 28 February, 1831; 

died 16 December, 1889. 
lY Catiierine Sherod Nowlin; bom 11 May, 1832; died 18 

August, 1890. 
V Lucy Jabus Nowlin; bom 6 November, 1833. 
vi Susan Jane Wade Nowlin; tbom 25 November, 1835; died 

16 May, 1865. 

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vli Stephen Alexander Nowlin; bom 7 January, 1837; died 29 

April, 1890. 
viil David Light Nowlin; bom 18 November, 1838; died 20 
September, 1863. 
Ix Julia Ann Thomcus Nowlin; bom 11 May, 1840; married 

W. C. Foster; no children. 
X Elizabeth Peyton Nowlin; bom 28 December, 1842; died 

8 August, 1902. 
xi Bertha J. Devon Nowlin; born 10 February, 1844. 


i Elvira William Nowlin, daughter of David and 
Elizabeth Peyton Deven Nowlin, was bom 22 February, 
1829 ; died 11 June, 1901 ; was first married to Franklin 
Barrett of Lawrence County, Tennessee. 
Children : 

1 David Barrett. 

2 Mary Elizabeth Barrett. 

3 iLucy Barrett. 

4 Joseph Barrett. 

The above children moved to Texas and all are dead 
except Lucy and Joseph. The latter married Bertha Har- 
din. They have one 

I iRebecca Nowlin; mcurried a L#eadbetter, near Lewlsburg, 
Tenn. They have one child. 


2 Mary Elizabeth Barrett married Samuel Colum- 
bus Hightower 2 May, 1866, in Marshall County, Ten- 
nessee. She was a daughter of Elvira William Nowlin 
and Franklin Barrett; was born 12 May, 1848, in 
Lawrence County, Tennessee, and died 4 June, 1895, in 
Navarro County, Texas. Her husband, Samuel C. High- 
tower, died 8 x\ugust, 1898. 
Children : 

I James Ozra Hightower; born 15 June, 1867. 
II William Dmid Hightower; born 25 May, 1869. 
Ill John Franklin Hightower; born 10 January, 1871; mar- 
ried Mary E. Hightower; died 7 September, 1891. 

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IV Clinton Alexander Hightower; born 1873. 
V Frenchie Hightower; born 10 April, 1875; died October, 

VI Earnest Marvin Hightower; born 11 October, 1879. 
VII iPearl N. Elvira Hightower; bom 10 March. 1891; mar- 
ried iR. W. Poplin, 1 January, 1908. 
VIII Everett Nowlin Hightower; born 4 August, 1893. 
IX Elmira Lou Belle Hightower; born 5 May, 1895. 


I James Ozra Hightower, born 15 June, 1865, was 
married to Mary Curry, 10 October, 1894, in Eliis County, 
Texas. To James Ozra and Mary were born 
Children : 

i Cleo Hightower; bom 13 April, 1898, in Ellis CJounty, 

Texas; died 19 June, 1901. 
il Glenn Hightower; born 9 January, 1901, in Ellis County, 

iii James Ozra Hightower; born 4 November, 1903, in Dallas 

County, Texas, 
iv Alton B. Hightower; bom 15 September, 1905, Runnels 

County, Texas. 


II William David Hightower, son of Samuel C. and 
Mary E. Barrett Hightower, was born in Marshall Coun- 
ty, Tennessee, 25 March, 1869 ; married Elizabeth Waters 
of Navarro County, Texas. 

Children : 

i 'Esther J. Hightower; bom 6 October, 1897, In EUis 

County, Texas, 
il Ray B. Hightower; born 28 February, 1898 
ill Fannie Valiria Hightower; born 31 October, 1899, in El- 
lis County, Texas, 
iv Cecil Tom Hightower; born 5 August, 1902, in Navarro 

County, Texas. 
V Willie D. Hightower; bom 9 September, 1907, in Texas. 


IV Clinton Alexander Hightower, born in Marshall 
County, Tenn.; married Florence Guy of Ellis County, 
Texas, in 1903. 

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Children : 

i Amelia Pearl Hightover; bom 31 October, 1904. 
11 Everett Guy Hightower; born 23 December, 1909. 


VI ^Earnest Marvin Hightower of Navarro County^ 
Texas ; bom 11 October, 1879 ; married Ruby Dalton, 12 
June, 1903, in Columbus County, Texas. 

1 Bertha Hightower; bom 7 February, 1906, in Columbufi* 
County, Texas. 


IX Elmira Lou Belle Hightower ; born 5 May, 1885,. 
in Wise County, Texas; married Frank Middleton, 1 
February, 1907. They have one 

i Mary Erline Middleton; born 26 November, 1908. 


iii Mary Jane Townsend Nowlin, daughter of David 
and Elizabeth Peyton Deven Nowlin, was born 28 Feb- 
ruary, 1831, near Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tenn. 
She was married to James Newton Henry October, 1846. 
He was bom 6 February, 1826, at Cornersville, Tenn. She 
died suddenly 16 December, 1889, and her husband died 
28 March, 1899. Both are buried at old Bear Creek 
Church, near Moorsville, Tenn. 
Children : 

1 (Rebecca Elizabeth Henry; born 9 February, 1849; married 
Rey. F. J. Tyler, a Cumberland Pre&byterian minister,, 
near Lynnville, Tenn., 22 November, 1872. They hav^ 
no children. 

2 Irene Voracla Henry; born 31 September, 1850. 

3 Joseph Wear Henry; bom 16 December, 1859. 

4 Carrie Jane Henry; bom 14 Maroh, 1858. 

5 Emma iLena Henry; bom 4 August, 1864. 

6 Clarence Douglas Henry; bom June, 1873. 

7 Beulah May Henry; bom 21 September, 1875. 

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2 Irene Voracia Henry married W. J. Mullins, 2 
February, 1872. He was born 23 November, 1836, and 
died suddenly, February, 1906, near LynviUe, Tenn. To 
them were born 

Children : 

I (Lelia Rough Mullins; bom 28 Noyember, 1873. 

II William James Mullins; bom 24 September, 1875; mar- 
ried 26 July, 1905, Julia Elizabeth Justice at McMlnnyille, 
Tenn. No children. 

III Lizzie (Rebecca Mullins; married William Dunlfl(p, 20 
August, 1895. 


i MuUims Dunlap. 
ii Will Porter Dunlap. 
iii Clyde Peebles Dunlap. 

IV Mary Lewis Mullins; bom 26 August, 1882. 


3 Joseph Wear Henry was born near Cornersville,. 
Tenn. ; married to Emma Edna HoUewell at Shelby Iron 
Works, Ala., 10 March, 1875. She was bom 28 Aprils 

Children : 

I Bessie Vernon Henry; bom 21 March, 1882. 
II James : Tyler Henry; born 25 Febmary, 1884, near Lyn- 
viUe, Tenn.; married Bessie Orman, 2 June, 1908. She 
was bom 16 March, 1885. No children. 
Ill Harry Douglas Henry; bom 16 March, 1886; died 14 Sep- 
tember, 1887, near Lynyille, Tenn. 
rv Joseph Walter Henry; bora 25 April, 1890. 
r V Frank Brown Henry; lK>rn 30 July, 1892. 
Twina^ VI Ernest Henry; bora 30 July, 1892. 

VII Mary Francis Henry; bora 23 December, 1898. 


4 Carrie Jane Henry; bom near Lynville, Tenn.; 
married Thomas Whitefield Evans, 21 November, 1875. 
He was bom 15 December, 1853. 

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Children : 

I (Robert Blake Evans; bom near Lynville, 5 September, 
1876; married Nellie William, Elkmont, Ala., 25 December, 
1902. No children. 
II Lester >Lee Evans; bom near LjmvlUe, Tenn., 27 January, 
1878; married Maud Call at Unionville, Tenn., 25 Decem- 
ber, 1903. 

i Robent Lee Evans. 
11 Carrie May Evans. 

Ill William Henry Evans; bom 3 April, 1884; married Cora 

Pettijohn near Hartsville, Ala., May, 1907. 
rv Joe Whit Evans; bom 15 January, 1889. 
V Jeasie Price Evans; born 25 Au^rust, 1890, Lynville. 
VI Shirley Gilbert Evans; born near Prospect, Giles County, 

Tenn., 20 August, 1895; died 10 June, 1896. 
VII Carrie May Evcuis; bom 15 February, 1897; died near 
Elkmont, Ala., 28 March, 1898. 


5 Emma Lena Henry; born near Moorsville, Mar- 
shall County, Tenn.; married Rev. E. W. Brown, mem- 
ber of Tennessee Conference M. E. Church South, 11 
November, 1886. 

Children : 

I Mary .Lizzie Brown; bom near Lynville, Tenn., 20 Oc- 
tober, 1887; married Aubry Swain at Chapel Hill, Mar- 
shall County, Tenn., 27 October, 1907. 
II James Wharton Brown; born July, 1890; single. 


6 Clarence Douglas Henry; born near Lynville, 
Giles County, Tennessee; married Maud Scarbrough in 
Nashville, Tenn. 

Children : 

I Dewey Lee Henry; bom 16 May, 1898, Nashville, Tenn. 
II Maud T. Henry; born 3 October, 1899, Nashville, Tenn. 
Ill Bessie Lerena Henry; born 8 June, 1907, in Van Buren^ 

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Henry -Hunter. 

7 Beulah May Henry; born near Lynville, Tenn., 
21 September, 1875 ; married Shirley B. Hunter of Gun- 
tersville, Ala., 22 April, 1890. He was born 8 January, 
1872. They have no children. 


iv Catherine Sherod Nowlin, daughter of David 
and Elizabeth Peyton D. Nowlin, was married to William 
A. Gardner. 
Children : 


Isaac Gardner. 


David Gardner. 


Stephen Gardner. 


William Gardner. 


Llllie Gardner. 


Judy Gardner. 


Peyton Gardner. 

All the above are dead except William, whose where- 


are not known. 


v Lucy Jabus Nowlin, daughter of David and Eliz- 
abeth Peyton D. Nowlin ; married Haywood Nowlin. 
Children : 

1 Laura C. Thomas Nowlin. 

2 Bfary John Nowlin. 

3 Georgia Ann Nowlin. 

4 David Nowlin; lives in California. 


vii Stephen Alexander Nowlin, son of David and 
Elizabeth Peyton D. Nowlin; married first Nancy Jane 
Children : 

1 Elizabeth Payne Nowlin. 

2 Thomas Elonzo Nowlin. 

3 William Edwards Nowlin. 

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Stephen Alexander Nowlin married the second time 
Sallie Kennedy. 

1 Hendiel Nowlin. 

2 HoiLnna Nowlin. 

3 Francis T. Nowlin. 

4 Grace Kennedy Nowlin. 

viii David Light Nowlin joined Captain Mathews 
company at Lawrenceburg, Third Tennessee Regiment 
of Confederate States Army, and was killed at Chicka- 
mauga, 20 September, 1863. 


X Elizabeth Peyton Nowlin married William 0. 
Blake ; had three children ; two died in infancy. Ottie, the 
surviving daughter, married S. G. Curry. She, with two 
children, W. B. Curry and Mrs. Flake Keys, live in west- 
em Texas. 


xi Bertha John Deven Nowlin married W. J. Pen- 
nington. To them were bom five 
Children : 

1 (UAUe lK>sr; not named. 

2 Minnie A. Pennington; bom 25 November, 1870. 

3 Myrtle Pennington; bom 17 January, 1880. 

4 Florence Burbon Pennington; born 20 (March, 1882. 

5 Jeffie liee Pennington; bom 13 August, 1885. 

All above children are living near Mt. Pleasant* Tenn. 


3 Mrytle A. Pennington married Arthur Leftwich. 
They have one 

I William Harold Leftwich; born 20 July, 1903. 




xi Bertha J. Deven Nowlin Pennington furnished 
the collection of data of her father and mother, David and 
Elizabeth Peyton Deven Nowlin, She has manifested an 
interest in correilating the branches. Truly, Nowlin 
blood courses her veins freely, by which she comes on 
both sides, father and mother both being descendants of 
Bryan Ward 11. and Elizabeth T. Nowlin. 


6 ® James Nowlin (®Bryan Ward L, ©James the 
Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), whose mother was Lucy 
Wade, was born 29 June, 1772 ; married Rainey Downey. 
He died AprU, 1826. 
Children : 

I Bryan HopkixM Nowlin. 

II Biran Ward NowUn. 

m Mathew Bates Nowlin; born October, 1797; died 14 April, 


IV Peyton Nowlin. 

y Nancy Nowlin; married Samu^ Rhoror. 

VI Samuel Henry Nowlin. 


I ® Bryan Hopkins Nowlin (® James, ®Bryan Ward 
L, ® James, ©James), whose mother was Bainey Downey 
Nowlin, married Cloe Hall of Halifax County, Virginia. 

To them were added 

1 Dr. James Nowlin; Uves in Texas. 
11 Benjamin Hall Nowlin; married Miss Taylor, 
ill WUlle Nowlin; married Mr. Tallfarro. Tbey have 

1 Sallie Tallfarro; married Dr. Tatum. 


ii Benjamin Hall Nowlin married a Miss Taylor. 
They have 

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Children : 

1 Sallie Nowlin; died young. 

2 M. Elbin diggers Nowlin. 

Benjamin Hall Nowlin married the second time Jose- 
phine Williams, no children; and the third time Mary 
Morris. They have 
Children : 

1 doe Nowlin. 

2 Louise iStewart Nowlin. 

3 Mary Nowlin; married Fred Buck. 


II ©Bryan Ward Nowlin (©James, ©Bryan Ward 
L, ©James, ©James), whose mother was Rainey Downey 
Nowlin, married Fanny Scott of Brookneal, Va. They 
had no children. He married the second time Maria Mc- 
Clelland. They have no children living. 


III Mathew Bates Nowlin, son of James and Rainey 
Downey Nowlin, born October, 1797, married Elizabeth 
Hook Preston, daughter of Bowker and Catherine Hook 
Preston of Franklin County, Virginia. They afterwards 
moved to Winter Mount in Campbell County, Virginia, 
on Falling River. 

He was a merchant and successful business man, 
owned large territory of land and many slaves, and was 
a prominent man in business. He represented his county 
in the Legislature several times and was ever ready to 
serve in his community, and was a grand and useful citi- 
zen. After a brief illness he died of pneumonia, 14 April, 
1856. His wife, Elizabeth Hook Preston Nowlin, died 
August, 1872. Both were buried at Winter Mount. 

They were blest in posterity. 
Children : 

i James Bowker Nowlin. 
ii William Smith Nowlin; died single. 

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ill Biyaa HopUne Nowlin. 
lY BUzabeth Preeton Nowlin. 
y Margaret Docla Nowlin; single, and ilvee wlUi her titter. 

Mm. filam. 
▼i John Nowlin; reported dead after Battle of Semttown; 

remalnt never found. 
Til 8iitan Nowlin; died young. 


i James Btrveker Nowlin^ son of Matfaew Bates and 
Elizabeth H. P. Nowlin, married first Evelyne Byrd Da- 
vis, a lineal descendant of the Byrds of Westover, but 
mated and less ill-fated than poor little Evelyne of Co- 
lonial days, who pined away because she wonld not marry 
AgainBt her father's wishes, and died of a broken heart 

To James Bowker and Evelyne B. D. Nowlin were 
CSiildren : 

1 Annie Willing Nowlin, perpetuating dear Annie of Colonial 
days, who was at one time Mayoress of Philadelphia. 

2 William Mathew Nowlin. 

3 James Evelyne Nowlin. 


1 Annie Willing Nowlin married Warren Domin* 
Children : 

I Evelyn Byrd Dornin; unmarried. 

n Annie Martin Dornin; married John Carroll Adams; had 

i John C. Adams, Jr. ; died February, 1906. 

III Elizabeth Preston Dornin; married Frank C. Caldwell. 

IV Thomas B. Dornin, Jr. 
V Mary Dornin. 

VI Kathryn Dornin. 


2 William Mathew Nowlin, son of James B. and 
Evelyne B. D. Nowlin, married Mary Hnnter. To this 
miion were given 

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Children : 

I Annie Nowlin. 

U Biary Hunter Nowdln. 

III Elizabeth Preston Nowlin. 

IV Hunter Nowlin. 


3 James Evelyne Nowlin, son of James Bowker and 
Evelyne B. D. Nowlin, married Mary Clift. They have 

I Kate Nowlin. 
II Ellen Dulaney Nowlin. 

James Evelyne Nowlin made a trip to Ireland and 
gathered data and legends of the Ancient Nowlin Family, 
which have been of great value in running the line back to 
an early date. 

i James Bowker Nowlin, son of Mathew Bates and 
Elizabeth H. P. Nowlin, married the second time Susan 
H. Burten, 21 October, 1863. 
Children : 

1 Rev. Charles Price Nowlin; born 1866. 

2 Virginia Suflan* Nowlin; unmarried. 

3 John Burten Nowlin, M. D. 

4 Jesse Graham Nowlin; served in Kirk Patrick's battery. 
Confederate States Army; died suddenly, 11 June, 1900. 


1 Rev. Charles Price Nowlin married Lelia Metf ord 
Mackey. They were blest with four 
Children : 

i Virginia Margaret Nowlin. 

il Ross Bowker Nowlin. 

Hi James Samuel Nowlin. 

iv Charles iMackey Nowlin. 


3 John Burten Nowlin, M. D., son of James Bowker 
and Susan H. B. Nowlin, married Roberta Ellis Hall. To 

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this union were added two 
Children : 

I George iPreBton NowUn. 
II Nannie Cllis Nowlin. 

ii William Smith Nowlin, son of Mathew Bates and 
Elizabeth Hook Preston Nowlin, was a surgeon in the 
Confederate Army. As a physician he had an extensive 
practice. He represented his county in the Legislature 
and was a very popular man among the people. He died 
on his way home from a professional trip at the age of 
47. He never married. 


iii Bryan Hopkins Nowlin married in Texas, Mar- 
garer^Saunders. They had one 


1 Kathryne Nowlin. 


iv Elizabeth Preston Nowlin married the first time 
William Stratten. He was killed in the Battle of the Wil- 
derness. They have 

1 John Nowlin Stratten; died 26 November, 1889. 

Elizabeth Preston Nowlin married the second time 
John Elam of Charlotte County, Virginia. They are both 

Nowlin- Atkins. 

IV ©Peyton Nowlin (©James, ©Bryan Ward I., 
©James, ©James), whose mother was Rainey Downey 
Nolwin, married Susan Atkins and emigrated to Missouri, 
where a number of children were bom to them, but only 
two survived. 

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i Oraenwood H. Nowlin. 
ii Adam Nowlin. 

i Qreenwood H. Nowlin married Ldie Peodtoton. 
They have 

1 Greenwood H. Nowlin, Jr. 

2 Peyton Nowlin. 

3 Robert Nowlin. 

4 Pendleton Nowlin. 

i Greenwood H. Nowlin married the second time 
Lucy Pendleton, a sister of his first wife. They have 

1 Charles Shepard Nowlin. 


ii Adam Nowlin married Lucy Spriggs. They have 
Children : 

1 Percy Nowlin. 

2 Elmo Nowlin. 

3 Viva Nowlin. 

All of Peyton Nowlin 's descendants are married. 
After a few years in Missouri, Peyton returned to Vir- 


VI ©Samuel Henry Nowlin, Sr., (® James, ©Bryan 
Ward I., ©James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), a 
son of James and Bainey Downey Nowlin, was born about 
1780, presumably, in Pittsylvania Coimty, Virginia, 
where his father resided at ** Cooks Mills.'* Beaching 

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descendants; of bbyan ward nowlin 

manhood, he settied at Bent Creek, Biickinghaiii Count;, 
But later Appomattox County, Virginia^ after that Coim- 
ty was formed. 

He married first Frances Clark of tiie dastinguished 
family of Virginia Clarks, Her great-grandfather wmk 
John Clark of Caroline County, and was once a member 
of the Virginia House of Burgesses. He had six sons, 
five of whom were officers in the Eevolutionary War, Wil- 
liam being too young. They were Jonathan, John, George 
Rogers, Richard, Edmond and William, besides three 
daughters, Frances, Lucy and Ann. Edmond had a son 
John, was was the father of Frances who married Samuel 
H. Nowlin; Jonathan was Colonel in the Continental 
Army, and Edmond an officer under him. They were both 
in the surrender of Charleston, S. C, to General Com- 
wallis. John was taken prisoner early in the war and 
kept five years in a British prison ship in Long- Island 
Sound. He died two years after peace was declared and 
he released. General George Rogers Clark and his great 
conquest of the Northwest for Virginia is American his- 
tory. Richard was an officer of distinction; Jonathan, 
Richard and Edmond belonged to the ** Order of Cin- 
cinnatus," founded by Washington. Richard was sup- 
posed to have been drowned in the Wabash River in In- 
diana when returning from an expedition to Vincennea 
for his brother, the General, then at the Ohio Falls, now 
Louisville, Ky. His horse and equipments were found 
neaiT the Wabask River. William, the youngest, com- 
missioned Captain, together with Captain Merriwether 
Lewis, made the historic expedition through the great 
wilderness between the Mississippi River and the Paci&e- 
Ocean after the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from 
Napoleon in 1803. After his return over two years he 
was conunissioned by President Jefferson **The Indian 
Commissioner'' for all the tribes west of the Mississippi 
Bsver. Later he became the first Governor o£ Missouri 
Tearrikory; He was buried at St. Louis, and George Bo^ 
ers was buried at Ohio Falls, Louisville, Ky. 

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. Samuel H. Nowlin, Sr., was married twice, but no is- 
sue by last marriage. Her name was Harris. Frances 
Clark Nowlin had a brother, John, who resided at the old 
Clark home near Bent Creek, Va., where he died during 
the Civil War at the age of 80 years. He never married. 
I Samuel Henry, Sr., and Frances Clark Nowlin 
were blest with an addition of four 
Childr^i : 

i Nancy Clark Nowlin; married James Overton, 1830. 

ii Joseph €. Nowlin; married; name unknown, 
ili Dr. James H. Nowdin; bom in Buckingham County, Viiv 

ginia, 11 May 1811; married Mallnda B. Staples, 
iv tSarah Bates Nowlin; married Allen Wommack. 


i Nancy and James Overton resided near Bent 
Creek, Buckingham County, Virginia. Nine children 
were added to them. 
Children : 

1 iFrances Clark Overton; never married; died in young 

2 Samuel H. Overton; married Maria Nowlin. 

3 James E. Overton; married Catherine A. Abbitt, widow 
of Hugh Brafford. 

4 Mary E. Overton; married M. Moore. 

5 Martha Susan Overton; never married; died at age of 40. 

6 John H. Overton; married Slhoda Harris. 

7 William Overton; never married; died 1907. 

8 Clayton Overton; died young. 

9 Perkins Overton; never married; died in young woman- 

All the above children are dead except James and 

Nowlin . 

ii Joseph C. Nowlin, a Methodist minister, moved 
to Tennessee, then to Illinois. His wife's name is not 
known. He had several 

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Children : 

1 Samuel S. Nowlin. 

2 James H. Nowlin. 

3 A daughter, who married a Tarpley of Murphysville, 111. 
She has a number of children. 

1 Samuel S. Nowlin went to California about 1855 
and lived at Riverside, Calif., where he reared a large 

2 James H. Nowlin married and went to Oregon 
and Washington. 


iii ®Dr. James H. Nowlin (©Samuel H., Sr., 
®James, ©Bryan Ward, ©James the Carpenter, and 
©James of Ireland), was bom 11 May, 1811, in Bucking- 
ham County, Virginia ; graduated in medicine in the Uni- 
versity of Virginia, and married in 1842, Malinda B. Sta- 
ples of Stapleton, Appomattox County, Virginia. He 
located in Bedford County, Virginia, to enter upon his 
profession at Cross Roads, now Stewartsville. 

Of this married were born three 
Children : 

1 Samuel Henry Nowlin; born 11 April, 1844. 

2 James Rush Staples; bom 11 April, 1844. 

3 Casper Wlstar Nowlin; bom 14 Septemebr, 1847. 

All these children were born in Bedford County, Vir- 
ginia, where their early boyhood was spent on a farm 
and where their mother died in 1849. 

iii Dr. James H. Nowlin married the second time to 
Mrs. John Pate, formerly Miss Jane Board, of Bedford 
County. She had two children, Mathew J. and Fannie M. 
Pate. By the second union three children were bom, but 
only one survived infancy, Olivia Green Nowlin, who mar- 
ried James Noble of Pottsville, Pa., and died in Gadsden, 
Ala., in 1899. Dr. James H. Nowlin died in March, 1885, 
in Rome, Georgia. His second wife died at the same 

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place, 7 May, 1871. The three sons of Dr. Javes H- 
Nowlin were educated at Roanoke C4>Uegef Salem, Va. 

Nawlin - Per singer. 

1 ©Samuel Henry Nowlin (®Dr. James H., ©Sam- 
uel H., ©James, ©Bryan Ward, ©James the Carpenter, 
and ©James of Ireland), was bom 11 April, 1844. He 
quit college in his junior year and volunteered in the Con- 
federate Army, 17 April, 1861, the day Virginia passed 
the Ordinance of Secession, one week after his seven- 
teenth birthday. He served four years in the Army, was 
three times a prisoner of war, escaped twice and was in 
prison nearly three months after Lee*s surrender at Ap- 
pomattox. After release he went to Rome, Ga., and 
joined his father in the drug business. 

On the 12th of September, 1866, he married Miss 
Bettie M. Persinger of Roanoke County, Virginia, who 
went with him to Georgia. One year later he moved back 
to Salem, Virginia, where he engaged in the drug busi- 
ness and was the first mayor of the town of Salem. 

To Samuel H. and Bettie M. P. Nowlin were bom 
Children : 

I James H. Nowlin; bom 14 June, 1867. 

II JosephuB C. Nowlin; born 9 April, 1869. 

III Bettie Staples Nowlin; born 31 May, 1873; single and 
lives in Little Rock, Ark. 

December 21, 1873, his wife died at Salem, Virginia, 
December 6, 1876, he married the second time in Potts- 
ville. Pa,, Mrs. Kate Whitfield, nee Katheryn Noble, who 
had two children, Georgia R. and John Noble Whitfield. 
November 8, 1877, he moved his family to Little Bock,, 
Ark., where he entered in the newspaper and publishiug 
business as editor and publisher for many years. Waa 
for eight years associate editor of **The National Cyclo- 
pedia of American Biography," thirteen volumes, by 
James T. White & Co., N. Y. 

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Bom to Saanael H. and Kathryn Noble W. Nowlin 

I Samuel Roy, Nowlin; born 22. aeptember» 1877; dXedi at 

six years. 
IT Sarah Wynn Nowlin; bom 9 July, 1879; (Ued at fbur years. 
Ill Robert Bruce Nowlin; bonr 12 November, 1882; died< at 

fbur months, 
rv Sallie Roy Nowlin; bom 15 August, 1884; married Thomaa 

A. MarkSp 2 December, 1915. 
V Samuel Bruce Nowlin; bom 28 February, 1887. 
VI Kathryn Bltea Nowlin; bonr 16 Sepftember, 1889; married' 

Dr. Wallace D. Rose. 

All of the above children were living in Jjittk Rock, 
Ark., in 1915. 

Nowlin - Rose. 

VI Kathryn Eliza Nowlin married Dr. Wallace D, 
Bose of Little Bock. She has one son, Urban Milton 

Nowlin - Cypert. 

I James H. Nowlin of the first family married Ar- 
rella. Cypert of Baxter County, Arkansas. They had 

Nowlin - Coughlin. 

II Josephus C. Nowlin married Cliflford M. Cou^- 
linv ^^ Hoshall, with one child, Kathryn Coughlinw Ta 
Josephns C. and Cliflford M. Nowlin were bom six 

i Busene Henry Nowlin; bom 20 September, 1899t 

ii Joseph C. Nowlin, Jr.; bom 19 November, 1900:; died' iJL 

ill, Margaret Ruby Nowlin; bom 16 January, 1903; die^ 2ft 

December, 1905. 
It* Christian May Nowlin; bora 26 July, 1906. 
Y' Samuel Horace Nowlin; bonL 16 December, 11908; dtod 2fb 

August, t910. 

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vi Rose Elizabeth Nowlln; born 25 August, 1911. 

1 Samuel Henry Nowlin held many prominent po- 
sitions ; ten years President of Arkansas State Horticul- 
tural Society and one of its founders; two years First 
Vice-President of Mississippi Valley Horticultural So- 
ciety, comprising twenty-eight states, Canada and New 
Brunswick ; General Superintendent of the Arkansas De- 
partment of the Great Southern Exposition at Louisville, 
Ky., in 1883 ; General Manager of the Exposition of the 
Besources of Arkansas in 1887 at Little Rock; in 1897 
was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in Arkansas Na- 
tional Guard; later Military Secretary and Inspector 
General; in 1905 was member of Arkansas Legislature, 
representing the capitol county, Pulaski, including Little 
Rock ; in 1903 was Adjutant General and Chief of Staff of 
Arkansas division of Confederate Veterans. In 1907 
he moved to Alabama because of loss of health. 

Samuel Henry Nowlin is a noble descendant of our 
Abrahamic ancestors, Bryan Ward Nowlin and Lucy 
Wade Nowlin, on the paternal line. Though partaking 
more strongly perhaps of the Clark impress, a distin- 
guished line, yet his life's work points out the character- 
istics of the Nowlin family and their many individualities. 
The present Nowlin family is a clear type of the early 
Irish and founders of Ireland. Many of them show their 
Danan blood to a marked degree. As mentioned pre- 
viously, he has worked along many lines of industry, and 
Nowlin-like, has loaded himself with more than is rea- 
sonable to carry and stands well with all who knew him. 
In his former home in Pulaski Heights, the beautiful sub- « 
urb of Little Rock, there is a street named in honor of 
him. There are also several other places named Nowlin. 
In Dakota is a county and railroad station called Nowlin, 
for Henry Nowlin, and a town in Washington state called 
Nowlin. The thoroughfare along the homestead of the 
writer in Tennessee was called Nowlin Lane, running* 

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through a pretty little valley two miles long, where was 
once established Colonel Armstrong Shelton Nowlin and 
family. Samuel Henry Nowlin is the authority for his 
family line in this history and genealogy. 

Nowlin - Nuckolls. 

2 James Bush Staples Nowlin, son of Dr. James H. 
Nowlin and Malinda B. Staples Nowlin, served two years 
in the Confederate Army, Company ^^D", 5th Virginia 
Cavalry, and same Regiment with his brother, and was 
at the surrender at Appomattox, though not included, as 
General Fitzhugh Lee cut his way out and did not sur- 
render, but disbanded his command. After the war he 
lived a year or two in Rome, Ga., then returned to Roa- 
noke College, Va., where he graduated in 1869. 

He settled in Gadsden, Ala., and in 1870 married 
Miss Ardella Nuckolls. He resided there the remainder 
of his life, dying 12 December, 1911. He represented 
his county, Etowah, in the Alabama Legislature several 
years, and was one of its most honorable, esteemed 

To James Rush Staples and Ardella Nuckolls Nowlin 
were born eight 
Children : 

i Jennie Lou Nowlin; died unmarried, 3 January, 1912. 

ii Malinda Staples Nowlin; died unmarried, 19 December. 

iii Bonnie Ardllia Nowlin; died unmarried. 

iv James R. Nowlin, Jr.; died unmarried in young manhood^ 
12 February, 1912. 

y Emma O. Nowlin, died unmarried. 

vi Henry Clay Nowlin. 

Yii Corvie M. Nowlin. 

▼iii Robert Lee Nowlin; died In young manhood, 9 Decem- 
ber, 1912. 

Ardella Nowlin died 5 January, 1916. The children 
living are at Gadsden, Ala. 

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NowHn - Griffin. 

3 Casper Wiatar NowUn, jGoungeal aoa of Dr. Jame& 
H. Nowlin and MalincLa B. Staples Nowlin^ went witk 
his father to Georgia in 1863, a year later returning to 
Salem, Va., and entering Boanoke College and became 
a member of a company of College Cadets, captured by 
an; old graduate and one-armed soldier. This company 
of Cadets was called into active service several times ta 
meet raids of the enemy. He was a Lieutenant on duty 
with his conmiand when the suremder came at Appo- 

He continued at college for a time after the war, but 
jSoially went home to Georgia, and in 1868 married Laur- 
etta A. Gri£Sn and moved to Texas, and later to Little 
fiock, Ark., where he still residesu 

There were bom to Casper Wistar Nowlin and Laur- 
etta A. GrifSn Nowlin 
Children : 

i Beulah. E. Nowlin; born 12 March, 1870; died 24 Decemr 

ber. 1872. 
ii Annie Inez Nowlin; born 9 March, 1882; married Robert 

J. Finnie. 
ill Eunice Lauretta Ma; Nowlin; born 1 January, 1894; mar- 

rier Eugene Florian. 
iy Samuel Rush Nowlin; bom 20 December, 1895; died 15 

June. 1905, at Little Rock, a talented and ^xmlskir 

xoung man. 

Nowlin - Finnie. 

ii Annie Inez Nowlin married Robert J. Finnie, a 
soldier in the Philippines for four years. They have one 

1 Margaret Inez Finnie. 

iii Eunice Lauretta May Nowlin married Eugene 
Florian^ who was also a soldier in the: Spanish- American 
War in Cuba. They have three: dtau^ters. 

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SMITH 9iar fftmuii. 
Eugenia Lauretta Florian. 

y ott^m - Wommack. 

iv Sarah Bates Nowlin, ytotmgest tibalA tjf Samuel 
H. Nowlin, St., and Prances Cftark NoiwHn, married Allen 
Wommack after the family moved to Bedford Comity, 
Virginia. From that Comity about 1855 the WommaciB 
moved to Callaway County, Missouri, near Pulton, where 
the family has continued to live. 

To Sarah Bates Nowlin and Allen Wommack were 



Mary Allen Wommack; married a Brooks. 


Samuel H. Wommack; died In the Civil War In Arkansaa 

when a Confederate soldier. 


Daniel Wommack; never married. 


NowUn Wommack. 


Sarah Wommack. 


Sarah Wommack. 


Neander Wommack. 


James Wommack. 

Some of the above children were born in Virginia and 
others in Missouri. There was one other son in the above 
faniily who was killed when a small boy by a negro. 

Wommack - Brooks. 

1 Mary Allen Wommack married a Brooks and had 



I Myrtle Brooks. 

Wommack . 

7 James Wommack, youngest child of Sarah Bates 
Nowlin and Allen Wommack, married in Missouri and 
had two children. 

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All tke Wommack family remained together on a 
large farm in Missouri and were dealers and raisers of 
thoroughbred cattle, mules, sheep and goats. 


8 a>Bev. David Nowlin (©Bryan Ward I, ® James 
the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland) whose mother was 
Lucy Wade Nowlin, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 15 
August, 1775, married first, Mary Jones of the same 
county. He died 11 August, 1838. He was a Baptist 
minister, presiding at old Shockoe Church, Pittsylvania 
Co., Va. for some fifteen years, and was said to be a 
very forcible speaker. 

To Bev. David and Mary Jones Nowlin were added 
Children : 

I Bryan Ward Nowlin; born 19 October, 1797; died 1 July, 

1868; married Martha P. Clopton. 
II Wade Nowlin; bom 8 September, 1799; died May, 1844; 

marrier Ann Douglas of Lynchburg, Va. 
m Katie Nowlin. 
IV James Nowlin. 
V Annie Nowlin; married a Smith. 
Two other children, died young. 

8 Bev. David Nowlin married the second time a 
Mrs. Bates, a widow. To them were given three 
Children : 

I Rebecca Nowlin; married James Farmer of St. Joe, Mo. 
II David K. Nowlin; born 5 April, 1808; married Caroline 

Martin, 22 August, 1827. 
Ill Fannie Nowlin; married Joseph Petty. 

Nowlin - Clopton. 

I ©Bryan Ward Nowlin (®Eev. David, ©Bryan 
Ward I, ©James, ©James), whose mother was Mary 
Jones Nowlin, was bom 19 October, 1797 in Pitttsyl- 
vania Co. Va. He was clerk at old Shockoe Church 
for fifteen years during the time James H. Stone 
was presiding elder at this place. He married Martha 

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Clopton, daughter of Robert and Fannie Clopton, 15 
December, 1818. She was bom 30 May, 1798 and died 
30 December, 1865. He died 1 July, 1868. 

To Bryan Ward and Martha Clopton Nowlin were 
given a grand family of 

i Fanie A. Nowlin; bom 27 May, 1821; died 1879; married 
a Hodnett. 

ii Rev Robert Nowlin; bom 23 March, 1824; married Lizzie 

ill EUza J. Nowlin; born 21 April, 1826; married a Weight- 
ress; died 7 April, 1854. 

iy Sarah B. Nowlin; bom 12 September, 1828; married 

liam D. Rice; died 25 July, 1853. 
y Martha C. Nowlin; bom 28 January, 1830. 

vi Thomas A. Nowlin; bora 14 October, 1831. 

vii Abner Wentworth Clopton Nowlin; bom 11 October, 1833. 
viii John Bryan Ward Nowlin; bom 3 August, 1836. 

ix Dayid Nowlin; bom 30 Noyember, 1839; died at Nor- 
mandy, Bedford Co., Tenn. Had children, names un- 

In this family spirituality reigns supreme. Bryan 
Ward was socially, politically and spiritually a clean 
type and an example to his children; gentle, quiet 
and tender as a mother. His individuality was trans- 
mitted to his children of noble birth. His deep re- 
ligious devotion was a strength and power in the 
church where he resided. His wife was to his aid. 
With all these he was admirably fitted for the father 
of such noble descendents, and the mother, Martha C, 
was too a brilliant woman and one whose aim was fault- 
less and whose influence remains. 

Nowlin - Hodnett 

i Fannie A. Nowlin, first daughter of Bryan Ward 
and Martha Clopton Nowlin, married James Hodnett, 
and died 1879. 

To this union were 

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1 ftobert T. HvOiiett 

2 Jolm fi. Hi0io«tt; mBTftod m Peatmt to I>ttt«l«nU 0^.» 

1 Wlim p. HottMrtt; *oni »5D; fourlea -m, Prtaoe. 

4 Louis R. Hodnett; marrltti a MMltoe r. 

5 Martlia A. Hodnett. 

6 Lizzie N. Hodnett; died 81 May, 1838. 

7 Bttfty P. Hodnett 

8 Eliza Hodnett 

Hodnett - Prince. 

3 William P. Hodnett, bom 1850, married a Misft 
Prince of Danville, Va., where they have continued to 
reside among the best associations of the city and still 
remain. He is a sucoessful merchant, stands well in 
h& business relations and is giving his children every 
needful advantage along the lines of education and moral 
training, all of whom bid fair to become ornaments to 
society and high citizenship. 


I Princie Nowlin Hodnett, lady of culture and refinement 

II William P. Hodnett, Jr., is completing a Medical course 
at Denver, Ck)lo. 

Ill Benton W. Hodnett, associated with his father in mer- 
cantile business. 

rv Archie P Hodnett, holds a municipal office. 

V Susie B. Hodnett ,and 

VI John Harold Hodnett, at school. 

Each child promises to do honor to their parents. 

Hodnett - MiUner. 

4 Louis B. Hodnett married a Millner. 
Children : 

I Louis R. Hodnett, Jr., a farmer. 

II W. S. Hodnett, M. D., of New York City. 

III Francis Hodnett, and 

IV Georgia Hodnett are very interesting young laides. 

Nowlin - Payne. 
ii Eev. Robert Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward and 

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the Linguist. 

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Martha Clopton Nowlin, was bom 1824, received the 
degree of D. D. at a very early age. His unselffish de- 
votion to true education in keeping abreast of the times 
made him an able defender of truth and justice, and com- 
manded a hearing as a speaker. Living in the realms of 
ideas, he had the capacity to express them with case, 
drawing his audience to him through the power of 

He had charge of the Female Institute of Wythe- 
ville, Va., sometime before he turned his attention to 
the ministry altogether. He spent several years in 
China as a missionary and it is said in behalf of his 
endowments and his industry he spoke nine different 
tongues fluently. His entire family very readily con- 
ceded the fact that the palm awaited him, having through 
his earnest application to the improvement of his talents 
and abilities won his position. But death loves a shin- 
ing mark. His career was of a short duration. 

His marriage without children to his young but 
accomplished wife. Miss Lizzie Payne, proved a happy 

** Of love and true affection 
Had birth in holy spheres, 
Eternal as creation — 
Survives the flight of years. 

Yes, yes, my heart's soft whisper. 

Breathed in prophetic tones 

That in the mistic future 

They'll meet when years have flown." 

vi Thomas A. Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward and 
Martha Clopton Nowlin, was a boy of rare promise. He 
died while attending the University of Virginia, coming 
to the front with ripe scholarship. His funeral service 
was rendered by Bev. Meadows. 

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Nowlin - Terry. 

vii ©Judge Abner Wentworth Clopton Nowlin 
(©Bryan Ward, ©Rev. David, ©Bryan Ward I, ©James 
the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), whose mother was 
Martha Clopton Nowlin, bom in 1833 in Pittsylvania Co., 
Va., married first, Eugenia Adelaide Terry, 8 Septem- 
ber, 1856. She died 6 June, 1859. 

To Judge Abner W. C. and Eugenia A. T. Nowlin 
were added 
Children : 

1 Earnest Nowlin; born 13 October. 1857; died February, 

2 Florence Nowlin; born 13 May, 1859; died 23 May. 1869. 

vii Judge Abner Wentworth C. Nowlin married 
the second time Louise M. Watkins 8 October, 1862, 
and they were blessed with two 
Children : 

Leiia Russell Nowlin; born 4 April. 1865. Hillsville. Carroll 
Co., Va. 
/ 2 Ruble Watkins Nowlin; born 10 April, 1866. 

Louise M. Watkins Nowlin, wife of Judge Abner 
W. C. Nowlin, was born 17 June, 1828, on the old Wat- 
kins colonial plantation on James Biver; was educated 
at Williamsburg, Va. She died 3 July, 1878 in Chester- 
field, Va. Abner W. C. NowUn died 8 March, 1906. 

Nowlin - Elliott. 

1 Lelia Russell Nowlin, daughter of Judge Abner 
Wentworth Clopton and Louise M. W. Nowlin, married 
G. Sargent Elliott 28 December, 1898. He was bom 14 
October, 1863. 

This union is blest with four 
Children : 

Dorothy Elliott; born 14 May, 1901; Denver, Colo. 


Twins ^ rr ^^^^ Elliott; bom 14 May, 1901, Denver, Colo. 

III John Wentworth Elliott; born 28 Sepember, 1903; died 
20 October, 1903. 

IV Ethel Sargent Elliott; born 5 May, 1910. 

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Judge Abner Wentworth Clopton Nowlin 
the Statesman. 

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0. Sargent Elliott, bom in Aberdeen, Md., was 
reared in Washington, D. C; educated in the public 
schools, was in the hydrographic oflSce, Washington. The 
head of this office has to be a graduate from Annapolis 
and the work is extremely important as it consists in 
making charts for the navy. He resigned his fortune 
and came to Denver in 1901, since which time he has 
practiced his profession, patent attorney and drafts- 

Lelia Russell Nowlin Elliott, was born in Hillsville, 
Va. Since eleven years of age was reared and educated 
in Washington, D, C. She also taught in the normal 
schools there. She made a specialty of primary Sunday 
School work ;was sent as a deligate to the world *s Sun- 
day School convention which met in St. Louis in 1893. 
In 1895 she spoke in Philadelphia; was also a delegate 
to the convention which met in Boston in 1896. She 
taught psychology in Prof. J. E. Gilbert's Schools of 
Methods in Abeville, N. C. He was secretary of the 
American Society of Religious education. She writes 
for primary papers and does much local work, giving 
model lessons and speaking. 

She is very useful wherever she resides and is alive 
to whatever becomes her duty. . Her earlier training 
has been suitable preparation for her future usefulness, 
not only as teacher, but as mother, wife, and Ruth-like 
faithful daughter. She has inculcated correct princi- 
ples of life of those virtues that shine brightest in the 
human character; has the qualifications needful for 
social and useful entertaining and commands an exalted 
place in her several callings. Her great mental activi- 
ties and spiritual insight lead her to ascend a higher 
plain than is common to surmount. In all her school 
work, religious duties, her moralizing, diagraming, lec- 
turing or as psychologist, in all these she **hath builded'* 
better than she knew along the lines of higher and noble 
aspiration and culture. 

By natural endowment and varied experience she 

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is the fruit of an unusually gracious and gifted person- 
ality; the fervid eloquence of her father; the soft, 
dreamy, artistic nature of her mother, all are attributes 
that by hereditary made her what she is, full of love 
and pathos, with a true Southern social nature, ever 
striving to help others lighten their cares and carrying, 
as it were, the balm of Gilead to the comfortless. Her 
life is an ideal one; her career an inspiration for the 
young. She is a central figure in whatever place her 
lot may be cast, tender, loving, and affectionate. Added 
to all these rare gifts of excellence is the sterling char- 
acter of fortitude that are an ever failing source of 
strength in the battle of life. It is fitting that she 
should be the true representative of her illustrious father 
and sainted mother, whose lives she emulates and whose 
name she perpetuates. 


By Lelia R. Nowlin Elliott, 
his daughter. 

Judge Abner W. C. Nowlin graduated as a lawyer 
from old William & Mary^s College. He served in the 
Civil War where he obtained rank as Captain. On the 
5th of April, 1865, Hillsville was raided by the Northern 
Army. He was among the captured, but his wife was 
at the point of death, and the physician in charge and 
the army officer both being Masons, he was released and 
thus he was with Lee when he surrendered at Appo- 
mattox on the 11 April, 1865. 

He was judge of Carroll Co., Va., during part of 
the 60 ^s, and represented his county in the senate of 
the legislature of Virginia several terms during the 70 *s. 
While there he narrowly escaped death when the capitol 
collapsed. In 1878 he was appointed as assistant post- 
master of the house of representatives of Washington 
and afterwards became postmaster of the same. 

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At different times he was editor of the Lynchburg 
Virginian, the Danville Register, and the Bichmond 
Whig, the latter of which he was part owner. At one 
time he was president of the Hillsville Academy at Hills- 
ville, county seat of Carroll Co., and also taught at the 
college at Tuscaloosa, Ala. At another time he was sent 
as deligate to National Convention on important issues. 

Abner Wentworth Clopton Nowlin preserves his 
mother's name in the amily, Martha Clopton, who had 
two brothers distinguished as Doctor and Divine. Dr. 
John Clopton was known all over Virginia for his skill 
as a physician. He always dressed in cut velvet and 
wore his hair in a que. Efis brother, Abner Wentworth 
Clopton, was a noted Baptist preacher; also one of the 
founders of Columbia University, Washington, D. C. 

Abner W. C. Nowlin served in many capacities with 
honor and credit to all and was said to be very brilliant; 
also strickingly handsome. Indeed this family through- 
out was highly talented, had the attributes of a distin- 
guished lineage in manly beauty, simetry, high scholar- 
ship, and magnetism, and noted in filling the nich of 
human affairs to which they were best fitted. 

Robert was a linguist and divine, giving full credit 
to all good deeds without Compromising his own relig- 
ious convictions. Thomas A. was a boy of promise, but 
was soon called to the other side. Abner W. C. was a 
statesman, orator, teacher, patriot, and more. John B. 
W. was an eminent physician and patriot. David was a 
good man and a thinker. All of these traits call forth 
a tribute of praise to the father and mother of these 
illustrious sons and daughters, so grand, so beautiful, 
who have left their impress lasting as time, whose ex- 
ample has been faultless, and influence remains. 

"Ah! can it be that hope, faith, and prayer. 
With all the years of tenderest care 
The struggle and effort through long waking hours, 
Could fail to enlist God's infinite powers!'' 

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The name Wentworth seems to have been perpet- 
uated in the Stone family a^ well as the Nowlin. Prob- 
ably the name was given through inter-marriage of the 
Wentworths and Cloptons^ both English descent. The 
Wentworths were distinguished both in England and 
America. We also find a Gov. Wentworth of Irish fame, 
but think this line to be strictly English and American. 
Gov. Albert Wentworth, a graduate of Harvard in 1858 
was an American mathematidan, author of many math- 
ematical works, surveying and navel. Bennington Went- 
worth, an English Governor of New Hampshire, was 
bom in Portsmouth in 1696, a graduate of Harvard, and 
died 1770. Bennington, Vermont, was named in honor 
of him. He was appointed by the King to grant patents 
for unoccupied lands where Vermont now is. His wife 
was Lady Wentworth of Longfellow ^s poems. John 
Wentworth, an American journalist, was bom in Sand- 
wich, N. H., and graduated at Dartsmouth, 1830, and was 
admitted to the bar, 1841. He was elected to congress 
six terms. He wrote Descendents of William Wentworth 
in 1860, and a history of the Wentworth Family in 1875. 
All lines refer to William Wentworth as an ancestor, 
who was a mill wright and a minister, and who was in- 
strumental in saving Herd's Garrison when attacked by 
the Indians. He was a man of great natural ability. 

Nowlin ' Campbell. 

viii ®Dr. John Bryan Ward Nowlin ( ©Bryan 
Ward I, ® James, ©James), whose mother was Mar- 
tha Clopton Nowlin, was born 3 August, 1836 in Dan- 
ville, Va.; married first, Mary Campbell of Union, Va. 
in 1858. She died in 1870 near Haley, Tenn. He 
married the second time, Miss Bettie Bland Manpin 
of Bedford Co., Tenn. 8 Febraary, 1871. He died 3 
March, 1911 in Nashville; was buried in Mount Olivet 

To Dr. John Bryan Ward and Bettie B. M. Nowlin 
were given 

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Children : 


1 Bryan WinBton Nowlin; born 22 June, 1872, in Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

2 John Ward Nowlin; bom 1 August, 1876; died 20 Octo- 
TwiBB \ ber, 1889. 

3 Little Brother; bom 1 August, 1875; died August, 187S. 

4 Robert Thompson Nowlin; bora 3 June, 1878; died 28 
August, 1882. 

5 Roy Thomas Nowlin; bom 27 April, 1881; married Miss 
Mary Ruth Lenox, 16 Febmary, 1907; live in Memphis, 

6 Samuel Manpin Nowlin; bora 31 October 1883; married 
Miss Katie Clark, 25 April, 1905. 


I Mary Elizabeth Nowlin; bora 27 December, 1907. 
II John Bryan Ward Nowlin; bora 20 Sepember, 1910. 
The oldest child, a boy, died at birth, 4 February, 

7 Louise Baxter Nowlin; born 18 September, 1886. 

8 Frank Bland Nowlin; born 23 July, 1889. 

All the children attended the Nashville schools. 
Bryan Winston and Louise Baxter graduating, the 
others stopped for business. 

Louise B. Nowlin is wide awake in her lineage and 
her love for her kindred is something of the old time 
Nowlin type. It is through her that we have her line. 
She is ever a willing aid, serving in the interest of all 

viii Dr. John Bryan Ward Nowlin studied at the 
Roanoke Academy, Roanoke, Va., and graduated from 
the University of Virginia. His medical education was 
received in the Jefferson Medical College and the medi- 
cal department of the University of Virginia in 1856. 
He has lived in Union, Va., Wytheville, Va., Rome, Ga., 
and Shelbyville, Tenn. He removed from Shelbyville to 
Nashville, Tenn. in 1871, and made Gymcology a spe- 
cialty. Among the organizations in which he was aflSli- 
ated were the Nashville Medical Society, American Phar- 
maceutical Association, the American Medical Associa- 
tion, the American Scientific Association. At one time 

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he was secretary of the Nashville Board of Health of 
which he was a member for twelve years. 

During the Civil War he was surgeon in the Con- 
federate Army. Much of his practice was charity work. 
He had won many honors in his profession and was 
such a grand character that he won the hearts of all 
with whom he was associated. He cast rays of sunshine 
and love around him in his daily walk and professional 
duties. There were no bounds to the peaceful iniSuence 
of this kind man. 

**0f noble birth, of noble name. 
More noble still the generous heart 
Although perchance unknown to fame 
You are of all that's good a part, 
The power you had for doing good 
Will live within the souls of men, 
Will make sweet notes of gratitude 
To make your soul rejoice again.'' 


In 1888 Miss Lelia Russel Nowlin was given a pleas- 
use trip to Europe. At that time her father, Judge 
Abner Wentworth Clopton Nowlin, was the editor of the 
Richmond Whig. She gave an account of her journey- 
ing in a series of letters which he published in the Whig. 
She visited the Clopton Chapel, which occupies one of 
the short arms of the church at Stratford-On-Avon, 
Shakespear's birth place. Holy Trinity Church built in 
the form of a Latin cross. The left arm of the cross is 
occupied with effigies and coat-of-arms of the Clopton 
family. While there she was told of the Clopton estate 
which was near by, but she being the only one of the 
party interested she did not look it up. 

Below are given a few extracts from an extensive 
description of her trip to Europe to the Richmond Whig. 

Departure from New York, a marvelous, beautiful 
night ; Sunday at sea ; the apparel ; fog and fog horn. 

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"A life on the ocean wave, 
A home on the rolling deep.^' 

It was with considerable trepidation that our party, 
six in number, went on board the Steamer ** Alaska*' 
lying in New York harbor, with vision of sea sickness, 
rats, and all sailors' ills running through our hearts. 
Then came the hurried **good bye", the last responsive 
glance from the shore and we were off. On we went 
past the statute of Liberty, vailed by a slight mist, past 
Governor's Island, Statue Island, and at last Sandy 
Hook. Then came the Long Island to view, the coast 
4ippearing in the distance held our attention. We knew 
we were out of sight of land. After the excitement at 
.sea had passed away some of our party tried to dis- 
tinguish themselves by getting sea sick, but the sea was 
too calm, the noble old doctor disdained the thought. 

Strolling along, our steamer was enveloped from 
bow to stem in a white mist, or fog. There is a great 
difference between fog and fog horn, two inseparable 
things. There seemed to be an ambition to have a sight 
of a whale and some of the crowd did really see one and 
saw him spout for the amusement of the looker on. 

The costumes worn at sea are something alike that 
of land apparel ; there were large hats, small hats, caps, 
and tamashanters, hoods, toboggins, strongly inter- 
mingled; ulsters, seal skins, saques, beaver jackets, 
dolmas, fur lined circulars found favor with the ladies ; 
overcoats, blankets, shawls, flourished with the men. Im- 
agine a steamer decorated in this manner. 

Our Sabbath dawned beautiful and bright, but no 
sermon that day, much to the disappointment of some. 
Sunday night at eight o'clock our hearts were cheered 
and souls strengthened by a series of songs in the saloon. 
The sense of utter dependence on the maker of the 
mighty waters, and the songs sounding more beautiful 
with their wave accompaniment, all combined to form 
^ scene not soon to be forgotten. 

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As we approached Queenstown a dense fog arose 
and we could not land, to the disappointemnt of several 
who were equipped and had anxiously awaited an op- 
portunity. We soon reached Liverpool, the queen of 
British ports. Although we felt we were strangers in- 
deed in a strange land, the hearty welcome accorded us 
by English friends sent to greet us thrilled us with feel- 
ings of home-like pleasure. 

After taking in the quaint city of Liverpool, we visit- 
ed Chester, Stratford-On-Avon, Lemmington, Kenil- 
worth, Warwick Castle, Bodlean Library, etc. 

We found Liverpool to be a quaint solid old oLty, 
with narrow streets, rough pavements, and many storied 
houses, reminding us somewhat of New York; but the 
slow steady pace and foreign air of the inhabitants 
soon relieved our minds of that impression. One thing 
we noted was the custom of riding on top of omnibuses, 
street cars, etc., both ladies and gentlemen. 

As we crossed the ferry we went to Chester, a town 
surrounded by walls suposed to have been built by the 
Romans; one of the most ancient and interesting cities 
of England. 

Leaving Chester we soon reached Birmingham, the 
toy shop of Europe, with its narrow, dirty streets, and 
all that suggests misery within. 

The next was Lemmington Spa, a watering place 
much frequented by Americans. 

A few moments ride brought us to Stratford, the 
birth place of the immortal Shakespeare. We viewed 
the museum, the collection of the poet's belongings, in- 
cluding pictures, which occupies a room supposed to 
have been his father's work shop; the old desk from the 
grammar school that he attended, and chair, a few doors 
from Stratford Church. Leaving the house we visited 
the parish church of Stratford-On-Avon which dates 
back to the Thirteenth Century; one of the handsome 
stained glass windows was a gift of an American visitor. 

From here we went to the ruins of Kenilworth. We 

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were taken through the various rooms formerly so 
magnificently fitted for royal reception, now the habi- 
tation of bats and crows. Kenilworth Castle affords 
a good illustration of the Roman style of architecture. 
We left these ruins for a view of Warwick Castle, about 
two miles distance. This place has quite a kistory; in 
this hall was found suits of trappings used by Queen 
Elizabeth in her journey from Warwick to Kenilworth. 
The most interesting thing of the Bodlean Library were 
the ancient illuminated manuscripts. We left the old 
town with regret. 

Now we are back in London, pondering over its 
size, easy going Englishmen who claim to never loose 
their head, its numerous streets without any systemized 
method of numbering or lettering. Then we spent a 
day in the Westminister Abbey, England's most sacred 
burial place for her statesmen, poets, warriors, and 
kings. The church in common with other noted cathe- 
drals is built in the form of a Latin cross with its 
wilderness of beautifully proportioned arches, beauti- 
ful beyond description, the magnificent stone glass which 
pours its dim religious light adds much. An attempted 
description of this temple of fame would be rash after 
Irving 's sketch of the Abbey. One of the most artistic 
monuments in the Abbey is that dedicated to John Wes- 
ley and his brother, Charles. It is pure white marble; 
the portraits of the two brothers are represented with 
John's dying words underneath, ''The best of all is, 
God is with us." At the foot of the marble are these 
words, '*God buries His workmen, but carried on His 

The two Coronation Chairs are interesting to 
people visiting the Abbey. One was made for the coro- 
nation of William and Mary, the other for Edward I, 
to inclose the famous stone which tradition says was 
the one upon which Jacob rested his head at Bethel. 
Jacob's sons carried it to Egypt; from there it passed 
to Spain; from there to Ireland. Finally the Scottish 
kings were crowned upon it. When royal blood would 

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sit it was said the rock would groan aloud, but remained 
silent when a pretender would use it. Upon this stone 
the sovereigns of England, from Edward I to Queen 
Victoria had been crowned. 

A day in the British Museum was well spent. The 
Elgin room containing the famous Elgin marbles 
prooved to be of great interest. The marbles are the 
the remains of the sculpture executed by Phidias to 
adorn the Parthenon at Athens. From that place they 
were brought in 1801 to 1803 by Lord Elgin who was 
at that time the British Ambassador at Constantinople. 
The collection of Egyptian antiquities were no less in- 
teresting. The famous Rosetta Stone found at the 
mouth of the Nile, was the means by which a knowl- 
edge of the Ancient Egyptian language could be ascer- 
tained. One room was entirely devoted to mummies; 
showing how to embalm them, some of them dating back 
to three thousand years before Christ. There were 
other museums, south Kensington India; there were 
magnificent parks, the Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral; and 
so many places of interest we can only announce in 
glimpses too numerous in detail. No wonder the Eng- 
lishman takes it leisurely. It seems as every thing 
were there. 

Farewell to London. We left with regret. Good- 
bye to its fogs, magnificent Cathedrals, Abbeys, bridges. 
HO I for the sunny land of the south, Germany and Paris. 

From London via Brussels and the Rhine to Paris. 
Two hous ride from smoky London brought us to 
Dover; two hours more brought us to Ostend, Belgium, 
though small, was clean and attractive, a summer re- 
sort for Belgians. Their religion is altogether, Catholic. 

Our next destination was Brussels, miniature Paris, 
claims 500,000 inhabitants. Gaiety, beauty and wealth 
has won its title, miniature Paris. It has many points 
of interest including quaint old churches, parks, gar- 
dens, galleries, cathedrals, palaces, museums, etc. The 
Palace of Justice cost fifteen million dollars, the same 

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as the capitol at Washington. The Palace is still point- 
ed out in which the ball was held on the eve of the 
battle of Waterloo. Belgium has gathered there her 
beauty and chivalry. 

Our next point of interest, the Blue Haze, which 
upon near approach developed into mountains, appeared 
along the horizon, when suddenly between the ranges 
of hills appeared the silver thread and we heard the 
shout, The Bhine ! the Bhine ! the beautiful Bhine I We 
stopped for the night at the Hotel Belleview. It well 
deserves the name which means beautiful view. A 
bridge of boats serves as a passage from the hotel to 
the other side of the river. The Bhine, like the Hudson^ 
is noted for its beautiful and clear waters, yet some 
are in favor of the Bhine surrounded with vine clad 
hills. At Bingen we left with regret the beautiful river 
but with thankful hearts that a picture of such rare 
charm had been added to our mind's gallery. 

After feasting our eyes on the picturesque, then 
Heidelberg was the next place to do. Biding through 
the city we spied the silver Neckar flowing peacefully 
through the distance. The cathedrals all about the same 
as other towns; an immense wine press was viewed; 
the university was visited with about one thousand 
students. We noticed many boys had a sabre cut about, 
his cranium. Upon inquiry found that no boy felt he 
had done his duty until he had fought a duel with some 
faction other than his own. However, it was harmless 
as well as rediculous. 

On our way from Heidelberg to Paris we stopped 
at Strasberg to see the wonderful clock. Although an 
engenious work of art it was a ** humbug. '' It pro- 
fesses the power of wonderful computation relating to 
the eclipse of the sun and moon, equinoxes, holy days, 
etc. Noon is the hour the so called wonderful exhibi- 
tion takes place. At the stroke of twelve the Twelve 
Apostles, lifeless figures about one and one-half feet 
high pass before a similar figure of Christ, bowing be- 
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while the cock crows and flaps his wings three times. 

We left Germany with but little regret as the rest- 
less warlike atmosphere was not very agreeable to us. 
She is bristling with bayonet and every soldier is thirsty 
for blood. 

From Strasberg to Paris. We arrived in Paris 
Friday morning; took in many minor sights. Spent 
Sunday in Paris, attended an American meeting, visit- 
ed McCalPs Mission to see what he was doing for beauti- 
ful Paris. We took in all of the Louve which has been 
the home of the emperors and the scene of most im- 
portant historical events relative to the history of 
France. Here Catherine de Medeci dwelt. From this 
place the signal was given for the dreadful massacre 
of the Hugenots, the fearful night of St. Bartholamew. 
Napoleon I, gloried in its wonderous beauty and caused 
the entire building to be repaired. The Louve collec- 
tions are gathered from victorious companies of Italy, 
Netherland, Germany. These became not only the most 
important in France, but of all Europe. 

Now we return by the way of London on route to 
bonny Scotland. From London to Edinburg on the fly- 
ing Scotchman, a well appointed express considered the 
fastest in all England, we were then afforded a fine 
apportunity of viewing the eastern coast of England. 
Almost every town on route, however small, had its 
cathedrals forming its neucleus with artistic architect- 
ure and tall spires giving it an air of distinction. York 
ranks as the second city in England. The next which 
came in sight was Darlington, the oldest center of the 
manufacture of worsted, noted over the world. 

We arrived in Edinburgh 6:30 P. M. We started 
for a walk in the beautiful laid park but were requested 
to leave as the gates were closed and to our astonish- 
ment it was nine o'clock but broad day light. Early 
next morning we started out with a pleasant Scotchman 
for a driver to do Edinburgh, left ourselves to the 
guide. We went past statue of Scott, the Burns' monu- 
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of three hundred forty-four feet above sea level. At 
the top of Calton Hill is Nelson's monument with a 
winding stair inside. We soon came in sight of Holly- 
rood. The driver pointed out what seemed to be a man 
outlined against the sky, but which proved on near ap- 
proach to be a deceptive rock. Hollyrood palace found- 
ed in 1128 A. D. became the nucleus of Edinburgh. There 
is a legend afloat to the effect that its foundation was 
due to a miraculous deliverance of David I, who while 
hunting is said to have been attacked by a stag at bay 
and to have been delivered through the interposition 
of a flaming cross. In commemoration of this event the 
King founded an abbey in honor of Hollyrood which 
became the sight of a royal palace and the favorite 
residence of many Scottish sovereigns. In these apart- 
ments the lovliest woman of her age spent the most 
eventful years of her unhappy life. It was here the 
stem old reformer, John Knox, had many interviews 
with this proud woman, Mary Queen of Scotts. An- 
other apartment witnessed many scenes of interest: 
Queen Mary and Hon. Charles I, James I, James II, and 
James IV were crowned ; Queen Mary and Lord Damly 
were married. There are many places given but space 

From Edinburgh to Glasgow. The latter we found 
to be a substantial city resembling in a measure Liver- 
pool. The people of Glasgow seemed to be centered on 
the exposition. We took in the main buildings with its 
beautiful display of Javelin and Bohemian china and 
other displays. We left the main and went into smaller 
buildings where we viewed the many rich and expen- 
sive presents of her majesty, the queen, for every por- 
tion of her immense realm seemed to have remembered 

After taking in the beauties of the Fair we sailed 
down the harbor of Glasgow bound for the beautiful 
town of Oban. Passing the docks we had an excellent 
view of the ship building yards. The scenery increases 
with the Argyle shore hills in front; passing Greenock, 

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the Kyle of Butte, finally affording ns a view of Lock 
Eidelow. The glens, locks, and streams, the beautiful 
hills reflect in its calm surface worth remembering. Al- 
most opposite a castle built by George Stephenson, a 
nephew of the great engineer, on the Butte shore may 
be seen two rocks on a green spot, two maids sitting 
side by side, kjuown as the Maid of Butte, but were de- 
ceptive rocks. 

After passing many places of small interest we 
landed at Oban ; found it a sweet and peaceful place to 
enjoy the extreme beauty of the highlands. 

**For Oban is a dainty place. 
In distant or in highlands, 
No town delights in the tourists' race 
Like Oban in the highland.'' 

This little town nestled in the hills, a sacred retreat, 
prides in having seven churches. An air of sacred quiet- 
ness seems to pervade all around. On the Sabbath the 
very mountains seem uplifting and not a ripple dis- 
turbed the peaceful bay. Everybody went to church. 
Spirituality seemed to reign supreme. 

Off for Staffa and lona. Steaming out of Oban 
Bay we witnessed many treats on our way. We saw 
Ben Cruachan towering above the Argylshire Hills; to 
the left Ben Nevis, the Peaks of Glencoe with the waters 
of the Lochs in the distance ; to the right the Island and 
Paps of Jura and Colonsay; in front Morran and the 
dark blue hills of Mull. 

In the sound of the Mull. We obtained a view of 
the ancient castle in which Sir Walter Scott had laid 
the opening scene of the ''Lord of the Isles." Father 
on is the Manse of Finnaree, a place immortalized by 
the Highlanders as the early home of famous Scotish 
divines. A view of the saddle shaped mountains, Ben 
Talleh and Ben More could be obtained. 

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pleasure awaited us, the tide being just right the boat- 
man rowed into Fingal's Cave. We began to appreciate 
some beauty, glory and majesty of Staffa. 

Leaving Staffa a few moments brings us to lona 
where we were conducted by the guide to the ruins of 
the nunnery which were rude and meagre. Other places 
of smaller interest nearby were shown across with runic 
inscription, said to be the oldest in Scotland being one 
of three hundred sixty. Entering the cathedral grounds 
were the graves of ancient chiefs and kings; among 
them was the grave of Macbeth. By a friend we were 
shown the love and hospitality of the warm-hearted 

We returned to Oban by the way of the Island of 
Mull and were received kindly, feeling that our trip ta 
Great Britain had paid well for the time and money. 
We arranged for the return to America. 

Nowlin - Douglas. 

II ®Bev. Wade Nowlin (®Rev David, ©Bryan 
Ward I, ©James, ©James) was born 8 September, 1799 
in Lynchburg, Va.; married first, Anna Watson Doug- 
las, daughter of Edward and Mary Ann Douglas 2 Octo- 
ber, 1819. She was born 28 October, 1795, and died 30 
August,' 1838. He died in Huntsville, Ala., May, 1844. 

To Eev. Wade and Anna W. Douglas Nowlin were 
Children : 

i Edward Thomas Nowlin; born 1 August, 1820; died 9 

December, 1820. 
ii David Samuel Nowlin; born 28 September, 1821. 
iii Mary Ann Nowlin; born 23 September, 1823; died 29 

August, 1824. 
Iv Calvin Newton Nowlin; born 1 September, 1825. 
V Lucy Wade Nowlin; born 18 July, 1827. 
vl Sarah Watson Nowlin; bom 7 March, 1830. 
vil Catherine Elizabeth Nowlin; born 29 January, 1832. 
vili Cornelia A. Nowlin; born 12 June, 1835. 
Ix Indiana Nowlin; bom September, 1837. 

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Eev. Wade Nowlin married the second time, Caro- 
sanda Adline Noel 9 October, 1839. They had 

i Alexander Goldsmith Nowlin; born 21 July, 1842. 
ii Clementine Clay Nowlin; bom 6 November, 1844; died 
December, 1863. 

Nowlin - Ledbetter. 

ii David Samuel Nowlin, son of Rev. Wade and 
Anna Watson Douglas Nowlin, married Nancy Jane 
Ledbetter 25 January, 1845. To these were born 
Children : 

1 Beverly Angelo Nowlin; born 27 January, 1847, Madison, 

2 Anna Byron Nowlin; born 21 July, 1848; died 2 Septem- 
ber, 1913. 

3 Archie Wade Nowlin; born 16 July, 1850; died June, 1909. 

4 Hester Susanna Hugh Nowlin; born 6 October, 1852; 
died in infancy. 

David Samuel Nowlin married the second time, 
Emily Nicholson, daughter of William and Jane Nichol- 
son, 13 December, 1859. 
Children : 

1 Jane Elizabeth Gertrude Nowlin; born 9 October, 1860, 

in Oklahoma. 
Z, Lucy Forest Nowlin; born 23 July, 1862. 

3 Beulah Clayton Nowlin; born 3 October, 1863, in Chat^ 
tanooga, Tenn. 

4 Mary Cornelia Nowlin; born 29 May, 1865. 

5 Indiana Julia Nowlin; born 23 July, 1866, in Birmingham, 

6 Eugene Douglas Nowlin; bom 4 June, 1868, in Memphis^ 

7 Edward Alexander Nowlin; born 7 August, 1871. 

8 Martha Virginia Nowlin; bom 18 March, 1873. 

9 George Gordon Nowlin; born 1 April, 1875. 

David Samuel Nowlin has been a very successful 
business man. Before the War he, like many other 
Southern men, suffered loss. He has held many respon- 
sible positions and has been successful and made for 
himself a character for honesty that reflects honor and 
credit upon his family. 

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Nowlin - McBroom. 

1 ©Beverly Angelo Nowlin (©David Samuel, ©Eev. 
Wade, ©David, ©Bryan Ward I, ©James, ©James), 
was bom 27 January, 1847 at Vienna, Madison Co. Ala., 
and whose mother was Nancy Jane Ledbetter Nowlin, 
was married to Permelia Pinkie McBroom, daughter of 
Stephen and Emily McBroom, at Poterville, Ala., 20 
October, 1870. She was born 19 November, 1849 near 
Marysville, Madison Co., Ala. ; died at CoUinsville, Ala., 
2 December, 1905. 

To them were born 
Children : 

I Lillian Anisley Nowlin; born 10 November, 1871. 

II Bertba Annie Nowlin; born 1 April, 1873. 

III Angelo M. Nowlin; born 1 July, 1875. 

IV David McBroom Nowlin; born 19 February, 1886. 

Nowlin - Newman. 

I Lillian Anisley Nowlin and John Walter New- 
man were married 18 April, 1906. He is a well-to-do 
farmer and trader. 

Nowlin - Willbanks. 

II Bertha Annie Nowlin and William Arthur Will- 
banks were married 1 June, 1898. He is cashier of 
Merchants and Farmers Bank at CoUinsville, Ala. 

Nowlin - Smith. 

III Angelo M. Nowlin and Cora J. Smith were 
married 27 September, 1901. 

To them were born 
Children : 

i Infant; bom and died 23 June, 1902. 

ii Hazel Nowlin; born 13 June, 1903. 

ill Angelo M. Nowlin, Jr.; bom 26 October, 1906. 

lY Robert Nathan Nowlin; born*4 May, 1909. 

V Virginia Nowlin; born 30 November, 1910. 

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Nowlin - Roden. 

IV David McBroom Nowlin and Bemice Boden 
were maried 6 November, 1913. He is a member of the 
firm of B. S. Nowlin & Co. 

Nowlin - Davis. 

3 Archie Wade Nowlin, son of David Samuel 
Nowlin, was married to Anna Davis. They had five 
children. He married the second time, Alice Clayton, 
who had five boys. She survives her husband and makes 
her home with her children. 

Nowlin - Martin. 

II ©David K. Nowlin ( ©David, ©Bryan Ward I, 
©James, ©James), was born in Pittslyvania Co., Va., 
5 April, 1808; married Caroline Martin of Halifax Co., 
Va., 1827. She was born 1 May, 1808. They moved to 
Huntsville, Ala. and lived there until November, 1845. 
Then they came to Weakly Co., Tenn. where they reared 
a large family. 
Children : 

i Thomas Martin Nowlin; died in infancy. 
11 Mary Ann Nowlin; born 1830; married J. R. Vaughn, 
lii Martha Frances Nowlin; born 25 December, 1832; died 

iv William David Nowlin; born 30 October, 1834; married 

Catherine E. Glass. 
V George W. Nowlin; born 11 November, 1836; married 

Mary Ann Younger, 
vi Bryan Ward Nowlin; born 10 November, 1838; married 

Mollie Denton, 
vii John A. J. Nowlin; born 11 November, 1840; married 

Addle Finn, 6 November, 1868. 
vlil Wade H. Nowlin; bom 18 September, 1842; married twice, 
ix James M. Nowlin; bom 16 September, 1844; lives at 

Martin, Tenn. 
X Susannah A. Nowlin; born 25 September, 1946; married 

J. D. Rogers. 
xi Robert E. Nowlin; bora 22 January, 1849. 
xii Benjamin F. Nowlin; bora 19 January, 1852. 

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Nowlin - Vaughn. 

ii Mary Ann Nowlin, daughter of David K. and 
Caroline Martin Nowlin, born 4 April, 1830; married 
John B. Vaughn of Weakly Co., Tenn., 29 October, 1849. 
He was bom 17 August, 1824; died 6 June, 1882. 
Children : 

1 William R. Vaughn, Jr.; bom 9 June, 1851; married 
Drucia Hatler, 3 October, 1873. 

2 Prince H. Vaughn; born 6 October, 1852; died 1853. 

3 David B. Vaughn; born 4 September, 1954. 

4 Martha C. Vaughn; born 11 February, 1856; married a 

5 John H. Vaughn; bom 22 May, 1858. 

6 Thomas F. Vaughn; born 12 July, 1860; in Alaska. 

7 Wade H. Vaughn; bom 9 January, 1862; a civil engineer. 

8 James L. Vaughn; bom 26 January, 1864; married 
Amanda M. Helliard, 26 December, 1883. 

/ 9 Margaret Erma Vaughn; born 20 October, 1865; married 

Twins ) ^' ^* ^^^^' November, 1885. 

\ 10 Mary Etta Vaughn; born 20 October, 1865; married W T 
( Highfield. 
11 Caroline M. Vaughn; born 12 April, 1868; died 10 July, 

John R. Vaughn married the second time, Mrs. 
Emily A. Beedles, 27 March, 1872. 

Nowlin . 

iii Martha Frances Nowlin, daughter of David 
K. and Caroline Martin Nowlin, bom 25 December, 1832 ; 
married twice but had no children. She died 1864. 

Nowlin - Glass. 

iv ®WilUam David Nowlin (©David K, ®David, 
®Bryan Ward I, ©James the Carpenter, ©J^mes of 
Ireland), was bom 30 October, 1834; married Caroline 
Elizabeth Glass, January, 1862 and died September, 1911. 
He ^nd his family lived in Sharon, Tenn. 


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To William David and Caroline E. G. Nowlin were 
Children : 

1 John David Nowlin; bom 18 December, 1862; married 
Fannie Ware. 


I Child; died. 
II Carrie Nowlin; resides at Big Springs, Texas. 

2 Rev. William Dudley Nowlin; born 10 March, 1864; now 
resides in Knozville, Tenn. 

3 Lee Douglas Nowlin; born 2 December, 1865; married 
Mattie Clay. He is a merchant in Texas. 

4 Emma Wade Nowlin; married William Barton, at Green- 
field, Tenn. 

5 Anna Caroline Nowlin; married James Dunlap, Sharon» 

6 Dabney Ward Nowlin; is a drummer from St Louis to 
Greenfield, Tenn. 

7 Claud Presley Nowlin; a farmer at Sharon, Tenn. 

8 LiUie May Nowlin; married George Terry, at Paducah, 


I Alma Terry. 

9 Clara Belle Nowlin. 

iv William David Nowlin reared a large family 
and interesting family. He was a farmer until old age 
forced him to retire, a man of good ordinary means, 
never aspiring to great riches, too liberal to accnmnlate. 
He was unlike his children in this for they are rustlers 
and very aspiring along their several vocations. He 
never was a public man and was of a very religious turn 
of mind. He had something of the characteristics of his 
many progenitors, naturally shrinking and timid, always 
avoiding any outward display or notariety. On this 
account it was said of him when called upon to lead in 
prayer in public he very modestly put the job off on his 
boy. It was just like him. The writer is in sympathy 
with the timid since none have suffered more than he 
from this affliction. 

Nowlin - Wood. 
2 ®Bev. William Dudley Nowlin (©William David, 

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©David K., ©Rev. David, ©Bryan Ward I, ©James, 
©James) was bom in Weakley Co., Tenn., 10 March, 
1864; married Miss Mattie W. Wood of Fulton, K., 10 
November, 1887. 

This union was blest with 
Children : 

I Dudley Clinton Nowlln; born 11 July, 1889. 

II Bemice Elizabeth Nowlin; bom 6 September, 1892. 

III Berah Caroline Nowlin; bom 8 November, 1895. 

IV William David Nowlin; bom 16 July, 1898. 

V Annie Wood Nowlin; born 26 January, 1901; died 31 

January, 1902. 
VI James Wood Nowlin; bora 5 July 1903. 
VII Martha Watson Nowlin; born 25 Pebraary, 1906. 

2 Bev. William Dudley Nowlin was reared on a 
farm. He is five feet, eleven inches high, weighs two 
hundred ten pounds ; a man of unusual physical strength, 
an athlete morally, physically, and spiritually. Vigor 
is written on every line of face and form. He is ever 
on the alert, planning, but of a spiritual cast ; furnished 
with good force, progressive views, moral sentiment and 
liberal ideas, and with all the attributes of a speaker 
and orator, he commands a hearing. He is especially 
adapted to his call as a minister. In addition to these 
he is represented as a firm friend, father, husband, 
tender, kind and philanthropic. Only those who know 
him best can comprehend his deep religious devotion to 
duty and truth. 

He was educated at Hickory Grove Academy, the 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, 
Ky., and the University of Chicago. He received the 
degree of D. D. in 1904 from Georgetown College, George- 
town, Ky. He began business for himself as a druggist 
before entering the ministerial field, since which time 
he has been engaged along this line for several years. 
He was the presiding oflScer in his district association, 
Davies County, over a membership of eight thousand 
for several years; also presiding officer for some years 
of the State Convention of the Baptist of Kentucky with 

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a membership of two hundred twenty thousand, which 
is a considerable distinction as Kentucky has fifteen 
hundred ministers and some of the ablest in the land. 
It has been admitted that Kentucky never had a better 
presiding officer. He was later pastor of the Third 
Baptist Church, Owensboro, Ky., with a membership of 
fifteen hundred and a Sunday School of a thousand. The 
Bev. William Dudley Nowlin, D. D., owned and edited 
the Florida Baptist Witness for several years, but has 
recently sold the paper and is now pastor of the Dead- 
erick Avenue Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., which 
is one of the largest churches in the South, having a. 
membership of about fifteen hundred and a maximum 
Sunday School attendance of eighteen hundred forty- 

The Rev. Dr. Nowlin is a very talented, energetic 
minister of much promise. His ability made him a lead- 
ing spirit from the first and in the lapse of time he has 
not proven himself wanting. From his early manhood 
he displayed a tact for the development and a natural 
inclination which needed but little encouragement 
for the improvement of the gifts within him. He is 
especially blessed in a spiritual ancestral line of 
Reverend Divines who have spent their time and 
talent in the work of the ministry and were ora- 
tors in their day. He too inherits that love for 
the gospel and follows their example as a worker in 
the vineyard. He plans and works up to his plans. The 
result is the outcome of a clear and well directed mind 
led by an influence not of science alone, perhaps, but 
some spirit bom of the truth by the man's own effort, 
and out of the fullness of thought he seizes the right 
moment to put it forth, indicating a genius in which 
the world is ready to accept. 

He is receiving the unqualified endorsements of 
those for whom he labors. They speak of him in this 

**Dr. Nowlin is the most eloquent, forcible and logi- 
cal speaker in the South'', again. 

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''He is a mighty leader and is master of assemblies/' 
—Dr. S. E. Tull, First Baptist Church, Pine Bluff. 

'*Dr. Nowlin is one of the greatest preachers as 
well as evangelists in the denomination. ' ' — Dr. T. Lloyd 
T. Wilson, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Newport 
News, Va. 

*'We have the prince of preachers in Dr. Nowlin. 
His sermons are simple, unique specimens of clear think- 
ing and energized thought.'' — Sayings of Little Eock. 

''The South has been needing just such a preacher 
in evangelistic work for a long time." — H. A. Thomas, 
Pastor Waco, Texas. 

Journals are replete with similar endorsements. 

In this age of marked advancement when progres- 
sion is the watchward, light has penetrated the dark 
recesses of the universe ; discovery has been on the alert, 
and pride in the mysteries of nature, ^hich has made 
known many startling facts ; revelation has come in the 
nich of time, as foretold, to spread its rays of light to 
the sons and daughters of men; authority steps in to 
assert the rights of ages not yet comprehended with 
words that should be written in letters of gold. . 

Eev. Nowlin is called an Evangelist as if one of the 
horns of Joseph to help push together scattered Israel. 
He comes as a leader of light and truth to deal with 
the principles of faith, to warn the careless of their 
spiritual condition, to clear up the mystery of darkness, 
to show that the mandates of Jehovah are imperative 
and that all blessings are offered upon condition and 
that, positive obedience; to bear testimony that God 
lives, to point the way of life eternal, and, as an em- 
bassador of peace, to turn the hearts of the children to 
the fathers and to make ready a people for the coming 
of the Millennium. 

"Where virtue leads and wisdom waits 
To usher entrance through her gates." 

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Nowlin - Barton. 

4 Emma Wade Nowlin, daughter of William David 
and Caroline E. G. Nowlin, married William Barton of 
Greenfield, Tenn. 

Children : 

I Nellie Barton. 

II Huron Barton. 

III Bertha Barton. 

IV Marjorie Barton. 
V Clifford Barton. 

Nowlin - Dunlap. 

5 Anna Caroline Nowlin, daughter of William David 
and Caroline E. G. Nowlin, married James Dunlap of 
Sharon, Tenn. 

Children : 

I Halbert Dunlap. 

II Carrie May Dunlap. 

III John Bell Dunlap. 

IV Thomas Dunlap. 

Nowlin - FanviUe. 

7 Claud Presley Nowlin, son of William David and 
Caroline E. G. Nowlin, married Nellie Fanville. 
Children : 


Verena Nowlin. 


Roy Nowlin. 


Harry Nowlin. 


Fanville Nowlin. 


Maud Nowlin. 


Claud Nowlin. 


Raymond Nowlin. 


Mary Day Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Younger. 

V ®George W. Nowlin (©David K, ©Rev. David,. 
®Bryan Ward I, ® James, ©James), whose mother was 
Caroline Martin Nowlin, was bom 11 November, 1836 

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in Halifax Co., Va., was married to Mary Ann Younger, 
9 January, 1867. She was born 11 June, 1843. . 

To George W. and Mary Ann Younger Nowlin were 
Children : 

1 Effie M. Nowlin; born 9 Augrust, 1868, married. 

2 James Wade Nowlin; born 9 January, 1870; died 4 Jan- 
uary, 1890. 

3 Milton Ivor Nowlin; born 12 May, 1871; died 11 Feb- 
ruary, 1873. 

4 Harry Wilbon Nowlin; born 18 April, 1873; died 28 July, 

5 Edna B. Nowlin; bom 10 April, 1875; died 17 October, 1889. 

6 George Lanton Nowlin; bom 15 May, 1877; married. 

7 Broxie E. Nowlin; born 2 March, 1879; married. 

8 Katie M. Nowlin; bom 20 May, 1881; married. 

9 Thomas R. Nowlin; bom 7 July, 1883; died 2 March, 

10 Paul Bates Nowlin; born 12 April, 1886; married Mary 
Parish of Greenfield, Tenn, 12 December, 1906. 

Nowlin - Shannon. 

1 Effie M. Nowlin, oldest child of George W. and 
Mary Ann Y. Nowlin, married 9 February, 1886, William 
Bennett Shannon. 

I Georgie J. Shannon; bom 13 Febraary, 1887; married 
Dr. Thomas, 23 December, 1908. 

11 Bennett Shannon; bom 5 May, 1891. 

ni Lanton Shannon; born 1 September, 1893. 
IV Anna Shannon; bom 1 March, 1896. 
y Jack Shannon; born 27 January, 1899. 

4 Harry Wilbon Nowlin, son of George W. and 
Mary Ann Younger Nowlin, was an exceptional young 
man in many ways, far above average ; ambitious, ener- 
getic, and progressive. He had the ability to distinguish 
himself, but not the strength physically to carry out any 
design. He was loyal to all that seemed true to him — 
one of his characteristics — and true as steel. His fidel- 
ity was never doubted by those who knew him best. He 

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was a druggist of Greenfield, Tenn., but due to failing 
health was compelled to resign. His love for his parents 
was beautiful, always encouraging them and speaking 
of them in most respectful terms. For more than two 
years his health had been failing, having become a victim 
of that dreaded disease, tuberculosis. He took a trip 
to the Southwest for his health but returned resigned to 
his fate. 

He had much of the characteristics of his ancient 
ajicestors; remarkable for his kindness and liberality 
which won him fast friends; ever ready to aid those 
in distress. He was public spirited, desired to live to 
see his home town the best improved town in the state 
all of which seemed to come to him by right of lineage. 
He left his impress upon his kindred who mourn his loss 
sadly. He died Tuesday, 28 July, 1914, a noble de- 
fioendent of Erin. 

**His sojourn was brief, his mission soon finished, 
In a land far brighter than this. 

His power for good remains undiminished. 
His cup is o'er flowing with bliss. 

Gone from our household to realms of gladness 
Yes, gone to that beautiful shore. 

Leaving our hearts bowed down in their sadness, 
Because we behold him no more.'' 

NowUn ' McJimsay. 

6 George Lanton Nowlin, born 15 May, 1877, mar- 
ried Lela McJimsay in Graham, Texas, 19 December, 


I Nilwon Nowlin; born 2, January, 1905. 

Nowlin - Newsom. 

7 Broxie E. Nowlin married J. L. Newsom, 25 

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I Mary Loa Newson; bom 9 April, 1902. 

Nowlin - Eldridg'e. 

8 Katie M. Nowlin, bom 20 May, 1881, married 
John Eldridge of Augusta, Ark., 16 September, 1902. 

I Virginia Eldridge; bom 12 December, 1905. 

V George W. Nowlin has been successfully estab- 
lished as a druggist near McKenzie, Tenn. some fifty 
years. He is another of the many Southern veterans of 
the Civil War who f aught from beginning to finish. This 
noble, generous, unselfish descendant of Irish nobility 
endears all around him, stands among his kindred and 
friends as a father, patriot and soldier; one who is 
unrivaled in many things; an all round citizen whose 
advice remains with them. He has had a long life of 
usefulness, struggle, success, untiring efforts, energy 
and ambition aided by his calm, patient, long suffering 
companion, the embodiment of pure Christian mother- 
hood whose aim and purposes are to make life tolerable, 
to aid in finances, to help make her husband the man he 
is and in every way to be a true wife and home builder. 

** Cousin George'', as he is familiarly termed among 
the kindred, is a zealous, warm hearted, clear thinking, 
well-to-do business man. He is one that makes you feel 
welcome without meeting him and gives a glow of warmth 
and love of vitality which insures, as one dear cousin 
has it, to make you feel young old. The writer is in- 
debted to him for much data and information relative 
to his line ef family history. Although he is far over 
the shady side of seventy, yet he is buoyant and hope- 
ful as a boy of sixteen years and works early and late 
hours. He is the honored descendant who owns the 
Spear Cane that belonged to his ancestor, James Nowlin 
of the Seventeenth Century, and was brought over from 
Ireland by him — a useful keepsake for the aged. 

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Nowlin - Denton. 

vi ®Bryan Ward Nowlin (©David K, ©David, 
® Bryan Ward I, ©James, ©James), bom 10 November, 
1838, married MoUie Denton. He died September, 1901. 
He was in the real estate business. 

Bryan Ward and MoUie D. Nowlin were blessed with 
Children : 

1 Eva M. Nowlin. 

2 John Nowlin. 

3 Edgar Nowlin. 

4 Earl Nowlin; married Edna Vowel. 

5 Estelle Nowlin. 

6 Erin Nowlin. 

7 Elma Nowlin. 

8 Emma Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Duke. 

1 Eva M. Nowlin married Mathew Duke of Martin, 

I Mary Louise Duke, 

n David Bryan Duke. 

III Robert Duke. 

IV Mathew Duke. 

V George Arnold Duke. 

Nowlin - Black. 

3 Edgar Nowlin married Edna Black. 

I Ward Nowlin. 
II Mary Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Coulter. 

5 Estelle Nowlin married a Coulter. 
Children : 

I Mary Coulter. 
II Thomas Coulter, 
ni Marjory Coulter. 

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Nowlin - Clark. 

6 Erin Nowlin married a Clark. 
Children : 

I Mary E. Clark. 
II Charles Clark. 

Nowlin - Hackett. 

7 Elma Nowlin married a Hackett. 


I James Hackett. 

Nowlin - Spence. 

8 Emma Nowlin married Harry C. Spence. 

I Harry C. Spence, Jr., Greenville, Miss. 

Nowlin - Pewn. 

vii ®John A. J. Nowlin (©David K., ©David, 
©Bryan Ward I, ©James, ©James), born 11 November, 
1840; married Maria Adelaide Penn of Kenton, Tenn., 
11 November, 1868. They began life together on the 
farm in Weakly Co., Tenn. near Sharon, Tenn. He was 
a successfnl farmer and trader, successful in a general 

To John A. J. and Maria A. P. Nowlin were given 

1 Homer Edgar Nowlin. 

2 David Josiah Nowlin. 

3 Maud Anne Nowlin. 

All the children were educated and fitted for future 

1 Homer Edgar Nowlin, eldest child and son of 
John A. J. Nowlin and Maria Adelaide Penn Nowlin, 
was educated at McKenzie College, Tenn. Afterwards 
he spent two years in the Vanderbilt, completing his lit- 

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erary course in 1892. Later he took post graduate at 
the famous medical college, John. Hopkins, at Washing- 
ing, D. C, graduating in 1896. 

He entered Congress as clerk in the post office de- 
partment at $150 per month, still practicing medicine 
at intervals. He was a ripe scholar, well advanced for 
his years. As a physician he was a success. He put 
forth his best efforts in all undertakings; was very 
promising besides being useful in his profession. He 
took great interest and spent some time in portraying 
his family history and aided in running back the line 
with many of its branches. He was a model young man 
and was pointed to with pride by his kindred and friends. 
Rheumatism assailed him in his last years, making him 
a cripple. He died in 1907. 

Nowlin - Davis. 

2 David Josiah Nowlin married Lizzie Davis. 
Children : 

I Monlte Nowlin; married Herman Shannon. 
II Robert Nowlin. 

viii John A. J. Nowlin, son of David K. and Caro- 
line Martin Nowlin, was another brother in the Civil 
War and still lives to testify that there is a divinity 
that shapes our destiny and a watchful father that pre- 
serves us to his use. 

Nowlin - Henderson. 

viii ®Wade Hampton Nowlin (©David K., ©David, 
©Bryan Ward I, ©James, ©James), bom 18 Septem- 
ber, 1842 ; was twice married, first to Emma Henderson 
and had one child, little Emma, who lived six months. 
His wife died in 1873 and he married second to Maggie 
Erin Henderson. He died 2 March, 1910. He and his 
family lived in McEanzie, Tenn. 

Wade Hampton and Maggie E. H. Nowlin were 

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blessed with 

1 Fred Henderson Nowlin; bom 5 March, 1881. 

2 Wade Hampton Nowlin; bom 25 December, 1884; died 
3 Jane, 1885. 

3 John David Nowlin; bora 26 June, 1886. 

4 Julia Nowlin; bom 24 August, 1888. 

5 Robert Donnell Nowlin; bora 16 June, 1893. 

6 Mary Kathleen Nowlin; bora 8 June, 1900. 

7 Caroline Nowlin; bora 22 June, 1902. 

Nowlin - Campbell. 

1 Dr. Fred Henderson Nowlin, son and oldest child 
of Wade Hampton and Maggie Erin H. Nowlin, received 
his literary education at Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn,, 
and dentistry at the University of Tennessee. He is 
practicing at Oklahoma City, Okla., where he has an 
ojffice, 201-3 Security Building and enjoys a lively prac- 
tice. He married Miss Mabel Cloise Campbell of Brown- 
wood, Texas, 23 December, 1909. 

Nowlin - Gardener. 

3 John David Nowlin, son of Wade Hampton and 
Maggie E. H. Nowlin, received his early training in his 
father's insurance office. He graduated from Mclntire 
Institute, McKensie, 1906, then accepted a position in 
the First National Bank, Nashville, Tenn. Later he 
became head book-keeper and teller of Southern Bank 
and Trust, Harriman, Tenn., and in December, 1908 
purchased an interest in the Cement State Bank, Cement, 
Okla., where he is holding his position satisfactorily as 
assistant cashier. 

He married Jessie Marion Gardener of Temple, 
Texas, 8 August, 1900, a young lady of fine musical and 
literary attainments, graduating at the head of musical 
conservatory and literary department of Potter College, 
Bowling Green, Ky. which closed in 1908. 


I Erin Nowin, bora 1912. 

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Nowlin - Nowlin. 

4 Julia Nowlin is said to be a beautiful and ac- 
complished lady and teacher of ability. She married 
Harrison D. Nowlin of Missouri City, 9 September, 1910. 
They live in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

5 Bobert Donnell Nowlin graduated in 1912 from 
the Mclntyre School preparatory to law. 

6, 7 Mary K. and Catherine Nowlin, the youngest 
of the family, are two beautiful little girls, talented and 
advancing in school work and have considerable taste 
for writing poetry. They are a great comfort to their 

viii Wade Hampton Nowlin was another brave 
veteran of the late Civil War, — ^was in from the first to 
the last; wounded at Perryville, Ky.; contracted rheu- 
matism during that time which remained with him 
through life. He was always a staunch Democrat and 
true to the principles of Southern rights. He was an 
honored Knights of Pythias. He traveled in his young 
days in the life insurance business; later for Peaslie, 
Gaulbert & Company, Louisville, Ky. About 1880 he 
went into the drug business at McKinzie, Tenn. Owing 
to ill health he sold out and started an insurance busi- 
ness which at time of his breakdown in 1906 comprised 
seventeen towns and counties for fifty miles around 

He was reared on the farm of Rev. David Nowlin 
near Dresden, Weakly County, Tenn. He liked fine 
horses and owned many of them. He was a man of true 
convictions, liberal, giving to benevolent institutions, 
churches, and never forgetting the sick or friendless in 
time of need. He was a member of the Presbyterian 
Church. He was a fine business man and a hard worker 
and overtaxed his physical strength the last of his life 
causing a breakdown. 

Maggie Erin H. Nowlin, wife of Wade Hampton 
Nowlin, was a daughter of Frederick Hill Henderson 

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from a distmgoished line of ancestors. The Hender- 
sons trace back to the Sir Thomas of the sixteenth cen- 
tury in America. The coat-of-arms was for a special 
gallant act in the holy land by the representative of the 
family as a crusader back as far as 1250. Alexander 
Martin, a relative on maternal line, was a member of 
Colonial Assembly in 1774, president of the state senate; 
one who helped to form the constitution; and was sen- 
ator in congress in 1793. Hugh Martin was six times 
elected governor of North Carolina. Richard Martin, 
No. 2, was one of the colonial judges of the state, a man 
of enterprise. He formed the land company that sent 
Daniel Boone to Kentucky. Maj. General Pleasant Hen- 
derson was a revolutionary veteran on the paternal line, 
but Mrs. Maggie E. H. Nowlin^s father preferred the 
quiet, peaceful life of the farmer. She is something of 
a poetess and finds time to cultivate her flowers and 
drink inspiration through the medium of these, her 
favorites, and is made to rejoice that she not only has 
a family of good children, but talented and good looking. 

Nowlin - White. 

ix ®Rev. James Maddison Nowlin (©David K., 
®David, ®Bryan Ward I, ©James, ©James), whose 
mother was Caroline Martin Nowlin, was bom 16 Sep- 
tember, 1844; married first, Miss Catherine C. White, 
3 October, 1866. She was the mother of all his children 
and died 25 June, 1879. 

Children : 

1 Mattie Francis Nowlin; born 5 April, 1868; married John 
E. Milchum; had six children and one grandchild, 
p 2 William Thomas Nowlin; born 24 February, 1870; mar- 
ried Florence Jordan, 1890; have three children living 
and one dead. 

3 Benjamin Wade Nowlin; bom 24 February, 1870. 

4 James Almus Nowlin; bom 5 October, 1871; married 
Anna Thompson, 1892; have four children. 

5 Lee David Nowlin; born 23 November, 1873; married 
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ix Rev. James M. Nowlin married the second time 
Mollie Newbill, 11 November, 1879. He was a local Bap- 
tist preacher at Martin, Tenn. He passed through the 
late Civil War without receiving any serious injury al- 
though engaged in many big battles. He prides himself 
in being a faithful son of Tennessee. 

Nowlin - Rodgers. 

X Susan A. Nowlin, daughter of David K. and Car- 
oline M. Nowlin , was born 25 September, 1846, and 
married Dr. J. A. Bodgers. 
Children : 

1 Jeptha Rodgers; married Minnie Ferris. 

I Dabney R. Rodgers. 
II Mildred R. Rodgers. 

2 Carrie Rodgers; married a Simpson. 

3 Thomas Rodgers; married Leila Adams. 

4 Hassle Rodgers; married Clarence Pointer. 

I Raymond Pointer. 

5 Oube Rodgers; dead. 

6 Mattle Rodgers; married Everett Hawkins. 

All of the above family live in Sharon, Tenn. 
Nowlin - Cox. 

xi ®Eobert E. Nowlin (©David K., ®Eev. David, 
©Bryan Ward I, ©James, ©James), whose mother was 
Caroline Martin Nowlin, was bom 22 January, 1849; 
married Marianna Cox of Henry Co., Tenn., 29 March, 
1871. She died 14 March, 1882 and was buried at Cen- 
tre Point, Tex. 

Robert E. and Marianna C. Nowlin were given 


1 Carrie Ola Nowlin; bom 15 March, 1872; married Thomas 
M. Ryan. They live at Martin, Tenn., and have three 

2 Guy H. Nowlin; born 18 December, 1873. Went to Cali- 
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8 JoBephine Nowlln; bom 21 January. 1876; marrted Dr. 
T. B. Wlngo; live In Martin, Tenn. They have three 

I Caroline Wingo; bom 1908. 
Two others (names not given). 

4 David Nowlin; bom August, 1878; died at two years, 
bright boy. 

5 Robert E. Nowlin; bom 30 April, 1881; married Miss 
Myrtle Harper of Obion Co., Tenn., 7 January, 1908. 
They live in Wauchula, Fla.; have one child, dead. 

xi Robert E. Nowlin married the second time, 21 
February, 1884 Miss Jennie Brower of Carroll Co., Tenn, 
They have three 
Children : 

1 Nilwon Nowlin; born 28 Febraary, 1886; married Dr. 
Kleine of Arcadia, Fla., in 1910; have two children. 

2 Nellie Nowlin; born 11 January, 1887; married Jordan 
Brown, a merchant of Lyons, Ga., 22 July, 1908. They 
have three 


I Nilwon Virginia Brown; born 2 July, 1909. 
Two others (names not given). 

3 Ruth Nowlin; born 16 June, 1894; married W. W. Mo- 
Lain, a drammer, 3 June, 1914. 


I W. W. McLlain, Jr.; bom 30 August, 1916. 

xi Eobert E. Nowlin spent the greater part of his 
life snccessfully on the farm, but has now retired from 
all labors save real estate. He is a noble son of Middle 
Tennessee. He now lives in Lakeland, Fla. 

Nowlin - Kennedy, 

xii®Benjamin Franklin Nowlin (©David K., ®Bev. 
David, ©Bryan Ward I, ©James, ©James), whose moth- 
er was Caroline Martin Nowlin, was bom 19 January, 
1852 in Ealston, Weakly Co., Tenn. ; married Neva Ken- 
neday at Vaiden, Miss. She was bom 12 February, 1857. 
Children : 

1 Lillle May Nowlin; bom 4 November, 1879. 

2 Anna Carolyn Nowlln; born 4 April, 1881. 

3 Robert Franklin Nowlln; born 20 July, 1887, at Kerr- 
▼llle, Kerr Ck)., Tex. 

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Nowlin - Scoter. 

1 Lillie May Nowlin married Joseph B. Scater, 
14 February, 1905 at Clarkvill^, Tenn. 
Children : 

I OUie May Scater; born 23 November, 1905, at Martin, 

n Charles Pearl Scater; bom 13 February, 1908. 

xii Benjamin Franklin Nowlin was the youngest 
son of David K. Nowlin and Caroline Martin Nowlin. 
He died at Kerrsville, Tex. He was a member of the 
Baptist Church; an exemplary father; an accomodating 
neighbor, and a staunch Democrat. 


**Tell me a tale of the timbered lands 

And the old time pioneers — 
I want plain facts and I want plain words 

Of the good old fashioned ways, 
When speech ran free as the song of birds — 

Way back in the early days.'* 

9 Mary (Polly) Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward 
and Lucy Wade Nowlin, was bom 18 April, 1777 and 
died 30 August, 1824. She married James Mahan, 1795. 
He was a pioneer; was born 11 March, 1771; died 26 
July, 1862. He was reared partly in Kentucky, went to 
Virginia quite early in life, and in a few years moved to 

To James and Mary Nowlin Mahan was given a 
large posterity. 
Children : 

I David Patrick Mahan; born 13 March, 1796. 
II Peyton Nowlin Mahan; bom 3 February, 1798. 
m Rebecca Lackey Mahan; bom 9 December, 1799. 
rv Lucy Wade Mahan; born 12 September, 1801. 
V Mary Nowlin Mahan; bom 8 June, 1803. 
VI Susanna Mahan; bora 17 Febraary, 1805. 
VII Child bom and died (No name). 

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vni Elizabeth Mahan; born 29 April, 1808. 

IX Catherine A. Mahan; bom 19 February, 1810. 

X James Alexandria Mahan; bom 10 December, 1811. 

XI Samuel Bryan Mahan; bora 10 November, 1813. 

XII Cynthia Sherod Mahan; bom 12 September, 1815. 
xni Mary Louisa Mahan; bom 7 March, 1817. 

XIV Son born and died (no name) ; bom 6 February, 1819. 
XV Matilda Mahan; bom 4 June, 1820; died at age of five, 
one year after death of her mother. 

James Mahan was the first white man to live out- 
side of Fort Hempstead. He settled in Missouri in 1816 ; 
reared a large and interesting family by his first wife, 
Mary Nowlin Mahan. He was left a widower five times. 
His wives were all good women. An expression of his 
was, **It takes a good husband to make a good wife.*' 
He must have been an excellent man to have had so many 
good wives. 

He was a man marked by deep sincerity and earn- 
est opinion, the embryo of the early settlement in Mis- 
souri; a colonizer, filling his mission respectfully in all 
these ; and became a wealthy man, owned slaves and land. 
He was a man who lived in the hearts of his friends; 
was a father, husband, and patriot; one whose keen in- 
sight lead him to do all things right. Something about 
him made one feel to rely fully upon his honesty and 
judgment. He lived that others might live and had the 
attributes of a great soul. This great pioneer opened 
the pathway to greater possibilities and resources and 
his posterity are reaping the fruits of his inspiration. 
By trade he was a builder and cabinet workman. He 
was a real typical Southern man. 

There was one sad occurrence that came to him. 
The country was filled with wild animals in those days 
and while out hunting on one occasion he saw a glimpse 
of something crouched behind some timber which he 
took to be a panther and, not expecting to find anyone 
out in the woods, he fired his gun, when, upon examina- 
tion, he found he had killed his friend and neighbor. 
He felt so badly over the matter that it seemed he never 

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could make adequate amends to the family for this un- 
intentional wrong done them. So after this he aided 
the family in every way, kind and considerate, until all 
the children were grown and self-sustaining. 

His remarkable career is recalled by many white- 
haired settlers of today. He was a very hard working 
man ordinarily would do the work of two or three men. 
He lived to an old age and had eighty-five grand chil- 
dren and one hundred thirty-five great-grand children. 
After his last wife died he built him a nice home near 
his son, Samuel B., and a little house for his faithful 
servant ; and entertained friends, kindred, and strangers 
royally. His doors were open to the rich and poor alike. 
Indeed, it was a refuge for the weary as well as pleas- 
ure seekers. He said at the age of ninety-one if he knew 
he would live six months longer he would marry again^ 
but he died a widower. 

Mohan - lAtchworth. 

I Dr. David Patrick Mahan, son of Mary Nowlin 
Mahan and James Mahan, was married to Susan Litch- 
worth, 18 September, 1820. They lived near Pesgah, 
Cooper Co., Mo. 

Children : 

i Franklin Mahan. 

ii Martha Jane Mahan; married a Paschal, 

iii Milton Mahan. 

iv Mariah Belle Mahan; died in Kansas City, was hurled 
at Tipton, Mo. 

V William Mahan. 

vi John Jay Mahan. 

vii Elizabeth Mahan; married a Hill. 

Mahan -. 

i Franklin Mahan, son of David Patrick and Susan 
L. Mahan, enlisted in the Mexican War and never re- 
turned. He went to South America and married a 
native and had a large family. John Jay Mahan, his 
brother, went to Texas and lived there eleven years, 

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returned to Missouri for two years, then went back to 
Texas for another eleven years, finally drifted to Oregon. 

Mohan - Turner. 

n Peyton Nowlin Mahan, son of James and Mary 
Nowlin Mahan, married Jane Turner, 23 July 1818. He 
owned and conducted a farm near Sturgeon, Mo. 

They have 

i Lucretla Mahan; married a Canada, 

ii James Alexandria Mahan; married Martha A. Brunt, 

iii Mary Mahan; married an Earsom. 

Iv Francis Mahan; married a Crosswhite. 

▼ John T. Mahan; married Elizabeth O wings; lives in 
Tulip, Monroe Co., Mo. 

▼1 David Samuel Mahan; married a Crosswhite. 

vil Rebecca J. Mahan; married William Kirtly. She is dead, 

viii Lucy Catherine Mahan; married John A. Kirtly. 

The above family reside in and near Sturgeon, Mo. 
Dr. John A. Dow, brother of Mrs. M. 0. N. Dow Thom- 
ton, carried her to visit this family when a mere little 
girl. They were all grown up and settled around their 
father. They seemed to vie with each other in enter- 
taining the little cousin, but she, being hustled around 
in so short a time, can only recall that they were very 
happy and good livers. One thing that made a lasting 
impression was that their horses were so fat that they 
were afraid to let her ride and to remedy the matter 
there was a Baptist minister near by who furnished her 
a riding horse that was not so round and Uvely but a 
splendid pacer and fast traveler. She enjoyed those 
rides beyond anything at that time. 

Mahan - Brtmt. 

ii James Alexandria Mahan (Peyton N., James) 
married Martha A. Brunt. 
Children : 

1 Lucretla Elizabeth Mahan; dead. 

2 Mary Frances Mahan. 

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3 John Peyton Mahan; lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

4 Margaret Jane Mahan; married an Earsom. 

5 Sarah Ellen Mahan. 
Twins/ ^ Jasper Mahan; dead. 

\ 7 Newton Mahan; married Mary Jones. 
8 Eleanor Ess Mahan; married Owings. 

ii James Alexandria Mahan married the second 
time to Susan Schooler. 
Children : 

1 Lee Beureguard Mahan; dead. 

2 James W Mahan; married a Street. 

3 Alpha Omega Mahan; dead. 

Mahan - Ess. 

3 ©John Peyton Mahan (® James Alexandria^ 
©Peyton N., ©James), was bom 6 June, 1845 near Tip- 
ton, Boone Co., Mo., was married to Magdalena Ess^ 
who is of German descent, 9 January, 1868. She was 
bom 17 May 1850 in Adrian Co., Mo. 

To this union are added 
Children : 

I John A. Mahan; bom 26 November, 1868, near Cen- 
tralla. Mo. 

II F. O. Mahan; born 7 September, 1872, in Adrian Co., Mo. 

III Nellie M. Mahan; bom 26 May, 1887, in Senora, Kansas.^ 

3 John Peyton Mahan was farming and stock rais- 
ing up to 1880 after which he went to Montana and en- 
gaged in the mercantile business for three years. After 
this he went back to Missouri for a short time, then he 
went to Kansas and engaged in farming and stock rais- 
ing. From that he came to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1891^ 
He has been actively engaged in Real Estate business 
for the past fifteen years. He is a most earnest, live, real 
estate man and doing a great work in this line; conscien- 
tious in his dealings with his fellow man, very kind and 
considerate to all, and has the confidence and respect of 
the best people of the city. His style of business is ac- 
ceptable on a solid basis and none feel in doubt to con- 
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sitioii whatever. His son is considerable help to him and 
remains in the office with him. John Peyton Mahan 
was in the IT. S. Marshall in Salt Lake nnder Qrover 
Cleveland's administration, also Deputy Sheriff one year 
in Salt Lake County, Utah. 

Mahan - McLain. 

m Rebecca L£U^ey Mahan, oldest daughter of 
James and Mary Nowlin Mahan, was married to Ewing 
McLain, 13 May, 1819. 
Children : 

i David McLain. 
ii James McLain. 
lii Mary Jane McLain; married first, Oglesby; second, 

iy Charles McLain. 
y Peyton McLain. 

vi Elizabeth McLain; married, first a Mahan, son of Dr. 
Patribk Mahan; second, a Milton. 

McLain - Oglesby. 

iii Mary Jane McLain Stephens is quite aged and 
is now blind. Her son, William Oglesby, by her first 
husband, is a prosperous merchant of Tipton, Mo., pro- 
vided a home for her and his daughter, Mary, who is 
one of the grandest and most noble, self -sacrificing grand 
daughters known. There were several sons of the 
Stephens family residing in Cooper Co. 

Mahan - Swearingan. 

IV Lucy Wade Mahan, daughter of James and 
Mary Nowlin Mahan, and William Swearingan, were 
married 28 May, 1818. Live near Pisgah and Tipton, Mo» 

i David Swearingan. 

11 William Swearingan. 

iii Samuel Swearingan. 

It Lemuel Swearingan. 

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T Martha Belle Ewing Swearlngan. 
Ti ArmiBtead Swearlnsaii. 

tU Joseph fiwearingan; married Miss Lou Simeons, 
y iii Mary Jane Normon Swearingan. 
iz Pass Swearingan. 

William Swearingan was an honored and truly 
Christian character. A misfortune with this family was 
that the head of the yomigest child from the effects of 
whooping cough in infancy became enlarged and, al- 
though she lived to the age of seventeen years, she could 
neither walk nor talk. When one would sing a hymn she 
would hum; any other music would meet her disap- 
proval. She was a great pet among the kindred. 

Mahan - Swearingan. 

Y Mary Nowlin Mahan, daughter of James and 
Mary Nowlin Mahan, married Nicholas Swearingan, 15 
February, 1818 ; lived near Mount Nebo Church, Cooper 
Co., Mo. 

i William Swearingan. 
ii John Swearingan. 
iii Samuel Swearingan. 
iv Jefferson Swearingan; married Lucy Hughs. He was a 

life long teacher, 
y Bryan Swearingan; died in Colorada. 
vi Martha Swearingan; married a Williams, a Baptist 

vii Katie Swearingan; married a Thomas, whose son, Millard, 

is a Baptist minister, 
viii David Swearingan, a splendid good boy. 
ix Bettie Swearingan, noted for beauty and amiable dls^ 

Nicholas Swearingan, father of above, while work- 
ing on a farm mashed his thumb. Immediately he pre- 
dicted that he would live just forty-eight hours. True 
to his prophecy erysipelas set in and he watched the 
hours and minutes till he expired. Nothing could divert 
his mind or make him think otherwise. 

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Swearingan - Hughes. 

iv Jefferson Swearingan married Lucy Hughes. 


, - Nicholas Swearingan; dead. 
Twins -< 

2 LAwrence Swearingan; dead. 

3 Thomas Swearingan; dead. 

4 Jennie Swearingan; living. 

Mohan - Bernard. 

VI Susanna Mahan, daughter of James and Mary 
Nowlin Mahan, married Isaac Bernard, 26 November^ 
1820. She has the largest of all Mahan families. 

1 Calvin Bernard. 

ii Frances Bernard; married a Major, 
ill Mary Bernard; married a Major; brother of Frances*^^ 

iv Lucy Bernard; married, 
y Lavenia Bernard; married a Collins, 
vi Benjamin Franklin Bernard. 
Yli Harriett Bernard, 
vlil Newton Bernard, 
ix Reuben Bernard, 
z Anna Bernard; married an Anderson. 

There were also in this family two pairs of twins, dead. 

Mahan - Dow. 

Vin Elizabeth Mahan, daughter of James and 
Mary Nowlin Mahan, was bom 29 April, 1808, married 
Dr. James Dow, March, 1830. She died in Kentucky, 
4 July, 1876. 

To this union were given 

I James Purington Dow; bom 18 April, 1832. 

II Dr. John A. Dow; bom 29 September, 1838. 

ill Milton Goodwin Pow; bora 20 November, 1835. 

iv Mary Ophelia Nowlin Dow; born 22 May, 1841. 

V Sarah C. Dow; bora 25 April, 1843; married a Walton, 

vi William H. Dow; bom 7 August, 1845. 

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Dow - MitcheU. 

i James Purington Dow married Roxie Mitchell 
in 1872. 

1 Lorenzo Dow. 

2 Ada Dow. 

3 James L. Dow. 

Dow - Turner. 

ii Dr. John A. Dow, bom 29 September, 1833, mar- 
ried Sarah D. Tnmer in 1857. He died 24 Jnly, 1862 
at Little Bock, Ark. 

1 James H. Dow; born 6 March, 1859; died 24 June, 1861. 

2 Willie Edgar Dow; born 28 July, 1860; died 24 June, 1861. 

3 John A. Dow; bom 7 July, 1862; died 11 November, 
1903. He married Ollie P. Nulky, 1 December, 1886. 

1 Edna Dow; born 11 February, 1887; graduated from 
Fayette Missouri School, 18 May, 1906. 

ii Dr. John A. Dow was a surgeon iu the Confed- 
erate Army. After one of those telling battles when 
he was busy binding up the wounded of his com- 
mand, an Irish Union soldier was pleading for 
help so the kind forgiving Doctor said, ** Never 
mind, Uncle Pat, I am coming to you soon*', so 
he hurried through and dressed the wound for 
which the Irishman thanked the doctor with bless- 
ings and iQ the moment of distress forgot he was a 
Yankee and the Doctor a Rebel. Dr. Dow was indeed a 
noble man, doing good where seemed to be his lot to 
serve. Although the doctor has since gone behind the 
veil yet his memory lives with his friends and kindred 
for his nobility of character. 

Dow - Myers. 

iii Milton Goodwin Dow, bom 20 November, 1835, 

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Mary Ophelia Dow Thornton. 

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married Josephine Myers of Lebonon, Ky. 

1 Mae Pearl Dow; married Robert Bannister. 

I Mary Josephine Bannister. 

Dow - Thornton. 

iv Mary Ophelia Nowlin Dow, daughter of Eliza- 
beth Mahan Dow and Dr. James iDow, was born in Boon- 
viUe, Cooper Co., Mo., 22 May, 1841. She is a grand 
daughter of James and Mary Nowlin Mahan and carries 
her grandmother's name. Mary 0. N. Dow was married 
to Amos Burroughs Thornton, 22 December, 1862. He 
was bom in Bethel, Clement Co., Ohio, 2 October, 1833, 
died 19 November, 1881. 

To this union were added 

1 Mary Lozetta Thornton; bom in Cooper Co., Mo. 

2 Clara Kittie Thornton; born in Castle Rock. 

3 Elizabeth Clotilda Thornton; born in Orange Co., Mo. 

4 Amos Berger Thornton; bom in Cooper Co., Mo. 

5 Nellie Ophelia Thornton; bom in Jefferson City. 

6 Frederick Milton Thornton; born 17 June, 1874, in Boon- 

7 Edward Dow Thornton; bom 13 July, 1877, in Boonville. 

8 Junia Clark Thornton; born 23 December, 1878; died 8 
November, 1888. 

The older members of Mrs. Thornton *s family at- 
tended public schools in the forenoon, typewriting in the 
afternoon; and the younger members were educated in 
the public schools in Boonville and St. Louis. 

Thornton - Bain. 

2 Clara Kittie Thornton was married to Frank P. 
Bain, 3 August, 1910. Their home is in Osceola, Lar. 
where he conducts a horse sale business. 

4 Amos Berger Thornton, son of Amos B. and 
Mary Ophelia N. Dow Thornton, is becoming known as 

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a poet through this gift for it, though it is said poets 
are bom. He has portrayed the life and character of 
his mother's family in rhyme. His loyalty to his name 
and to his ancestry has no peer. He is the logical man 
for this work; his discernment and patriotism has been 
proven. While he has not only given a full report of 
his ancestors' lives in a most pleasing manner, he has 
showed such fitness for the same in rhyme. 

He is now trying to mark out the old trail route 
of his first pioneer ancestor, James Mahan (whose life's 
work has been inserted in this history), to help preserve 
the historical record of this ancestor who settled in 
Howard Co., near Boon in 1816. 

We have a poet in both Northern and Southern lines 
and we highly appreciate them to weave life lines around 
the family tree and through the waving branches to let 
the sunlight in. No doubt we will before long have that 
famous route reduced to a poem also by Amos Berger 

iv Mary 0. N. D. Thornton attended Pleasant Re- 
treat Female College at Boonville seven years and one 
term at the Baptist College, Columbia, ifo. She was 
out of school for four years then entered the Kemper 
family school as primary teacher and advance pupil. 

Amos B. Thornton was educated at Batavia, Clem- 
ent Co., Ohio. His father. Dr. S. Y. Thornton, bought 
a large farm on the Osage Eiver where his three sons 
commenoed life at farming. Amos B. remained with his 
father seven years. After his marriage he studied 
Allopathy and Homopathy but did not attend lectures. 
He was an insurance agent for a number of years. When 
he had built up his renewals to $5,000 a year with a 
guarantee of $3,000 more of the New York life Associa- 
tion of America the company failed which caused him 
to lose confidence in all insurance business. Five years 
elapsed before he could make another start. Though the 
influence of his wife he purchased a half interest in the 

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BoonviUe Topic. After editing for six months he sold 
out and started the Boonville News, a green back paper. 
When he had run it a little over one year he was mur- 
dered most bmtally through political enmity on his way 

iv Mary Ophelia N. Dow Thornton is a broad mind- 
ed, whole soul woman who has been the life and good 
cheer of her household through her sweet, jolly spirit; 
the stay and solice of her husband in time of dark days, 
trial and discouragement when it seemed nothing was 
left but her sympathy and noble aim, which remained 
his greatest comfort amid all these. 

**A queenly woman, statuesque and grand, 
Boyal in manners, courteous in command. 
Of reverential presence, and her face 
Radiant fair beaming with hope and grace; 
Her valiant life one long sweet symphony 
Of duty, love, and soulful harmony.'' 

After her husband's death a short time she was 
brave and courageous enough to take charge of the 
paper he had conducted before his death and run it for 
five years carrying out the same political ideas as those 
of her husband. She with her children made a success 
of the paper which proved quite a schooling for them, 
preparing and fitting them for more advanced work in 
that line in after life which they have utilized in a most 
becoming manner. 

This great minded woman, coupled with tact and 
energy has proven herself equal to the task or responsi- 
bility of both father and mother; answering the de- 
mands of each and in a ligitimate way, carrying out the 
plans of rearing and educated the family as both would 
have done perhaps had he lived, and has proven the old 
adage true ** Trials of times come in disguise" and in 
this case to make amends for his loss. 

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**May all thy days with hope be rife, 
Thy faith increase through all thy life/' 

Her judgment in the oversight or distribution of 
the income of her family is unequaled. Her experience 
along this line stamps her a financier in a true sense 
of the word. She is a remarkable woman in her mental 
activities. She, with an exuberant spirit of progression 
and advancement, lofty aims, and aspirations at this 
age of life holds on to that which she obtained in her 
youth as stenographer and is improving other talenta 
She is gathering trophies along the golden pathway of 
life in which she has entered with the strength and vigor 
of her girlhood. No more encomium of her life could 
be written than the following quotation from the Bible, 
**Give her of the fruits of her hands and let her own 
works praise her.'* May she live long upon the earth 
to inspire others with her love of vitality and grand 
aspirations ! 

By Mrs. M. 0. N. Dow Thornton. 

My father James Dow was bom near Concord, N. 
H. about 1793 of Quaker parentage. His mother's maid- 
en name was Mary Purington. There were ten chil- 
dren, five boys and five girls in his family. One pecu- 
liarity they had was that my father was the only blue 
eyed boy, the others all having black eyes; one sister 
had black eyes, the others all blue. 

At an early age after receiving a common school 
education he was bound to a tailor. At the age of 
eighteen years he was offered the position of foreman 
over forty tailors to make the officers' clothing during 
the War of 1812. His parents tried every way to dis- 
suade him. When finally they could not induce him to 
change his mind, as a last resort said if he went they 

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would disinherit him. He was so offended at their threat 
that he went his way and never returned to his home 
nor wrote a line to his people — ^was to them lost en- 

After the close of the War he came West, started 
a tailor shop in Old Franklin, Mo. and married a Miss 
Teetor. She had two children, Ann Eliza and Henry 
Dow. She died at the latter 's birth. My mother was a 
friend of Mrs. Dow and was much shocked and grieved 
at her friend's death. The children were boarded out 
and my father boarded at another place. He soon tired 
of being separated from his little ones. At the end of 
nine months he and my mother, Elizabeth Mahan, 
daughter of James and Mary Nowlin Mahan, were mar- 
ried. Later on he carried on a tailor shop in BoonviUe, 
Mo., employing a number of journeymen. When he tired 
of that he studied and practiced dentistry and was al- 
ways abreast of the times. 

With his three eldest sons he followed his father's 
example and bound them to tailors, saying that they 
must learn a trade at which to make a support but if 
they were smart enough to study for a profession they 
were at liberty to satisfy such an ambition, while a good 
trade would never go amiss but help them on to success. 

Henry, the eldest son of my father's first family, 
not fancying his trade, was learning the jewelry busi- 
ness and went to California. After my father's death 
his sister wrote requesting him to return home. He 
started in the wrong season of the year and was taken 
with cholera and died at sea and was buried at Key 
West, Flo. about 1851. Purington, my oldest brother, 
abandoned the tailor's trade for the law; and John A. 
became a popular physician; Milton Goodwin learned 
harness making and taught Willie the same. Milton 
Goodwin is living in Lebanon, Ky. He was bom in 1835. 
He has one daughter, Mrs. Bannister. Her child is 
named Mary Josephine. 

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My father has brothers, Moses, Asa, Juda, and a 
sister, Elizabeth, and others, whose names I do not re- 
member. Moses A. Dow, editor of the Waverly Maga- 
zine of Boston, Mass. was an exact image of my brother, 
Purington, and claimed to be related. Moses A. Dow 
died an old bachelor worth $2,000,000. Hon. Neal Dow, 
the great prohibitionist of Portland, Maine claimed that 
we were of the same line of family. He was from Eng- 
land and said there was a street in London which was 
called Dow Gate and there was also a Dow Gate Wharf. 


Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. James Dow, Formerly 
of Boonville, Mo. — The History of a Century From 
1812 to 1912, Inclusive, and Almost Entirely of the 
Immediate Family by His Grandson, Amos Berget 
Thornton in 1912. 

A family of children which there were just ten. 
Five were afterwards women and five of them men; 
Their parents were so strict in their Quaker belief. 
That if all of that circle was to have relief, 
To their wish in way of religion must comply. 
For if the chain is not broken each should supply. 

Now one of the children had learned the tailor's trade. 

And his ambition in life should have it to fade; 

As he had worked at it when he was but a boy, 

To follow it through life it would be so much joy; 

Now as I relate this story you may well guess, 

Do you think this boy should be cursed or ought to bless t 

In the war of 1812 the army had heard 

Of him, and was anxious for him to get the word. 

That they wanted to see him arrangements to make, 

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And let them know if he could at an early date, 
For him to take charge of forty men as a boss, 
To be without him to them it would be a loss. 

Now this boy at that time was eighteen years of age, 
And thought he might be able to get a good wage; 
He knew no reason his family should object, 
Had no thought what to him would be apt to subject. 
And in case it might be his wish decUne to grant. 
He felt the provisions not likely would be scant. 

So he tried hard to get his parents' permission, 
To let him accept, but no was their decision, 
For in war they were opposed and should he take partt 
And in this way they would object for him to start. 
Now it would seem to him that life would be a blot. 
And would you suppose he'd go when they thought best 

He considered the diflference between the two. 
And he had decided that this would never do. 
So when ready to go spoke to them he was bent. 
And this was the last with his family he spent. 
For was then told he would be disowned if he'd go. 
But he thought it not right that it was to be so. 

So he found that if he would wait for their consent. 
Would be obliged to refuse and not be content. 
And he decided would go though against their will. 
For to take that position he thought of it still. 
He was to have charge of forty men in that war. 
He knew this was the only way for him he saw. 

He accepted though from the family had left. 
But the word had been spoken and they always kept. 
As they held it sacred no other should be known. 
For those who should oppose them they would soon be 

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That their views by them should always be respected, 
And those who are not friends they would be rejected. 

Now near Concord, New Hampshire was where he had 

And as a Yankee he was also known by some. 

His family not far from this town had a farm. 

But could he think they meant to do hiTn so much harmf 

To get a start he felt that he ought to be free. 

But to be dealt with in this way failed to agree. 

Old Franklin, Missouri, he lived when a young man. 
While delirious with fever, he went on this plan. 
Cross the river to Boonville, jumped from blocks of ice. 
When he got across safely you know would be nice. 
That it was a surprise — ^not tilting so he'd sink — 
Before he had gotten beyond the river's brink. 

He later moved to Boonville, also in this state. 
Across the river from where he had been of late. 
Had built, twelve-room house more than eighty years ago. 
And is a good building yet how could it be so. 
Later used as a boarding-house their meals were fine. 
And this their home will be cherished for quite a time. 

He had a shop of his own and clothes he would make. 
And did very fine work that so well it would take ; 
Was oflf ended never to his home then went back. 
He got along so well that nothing he would lack. 
And to his own family he never would write. 
His feelings he never did get over it quite. 

One brother made his home with him about one year. 
This would seem as though one that was so very near. 
For hiTn to be cut off and be a missing link. 
How would you view it is that the way you would think t 
Then left for New Orleans and come there no more. 
But as he was doing well his cross he then bore. 

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After the war was married and children had two, 
His wife soon died and what was next for him to dot 
He married again and thought for life he would fix, 
And by this marriage of children he then had six; 
Later in life prepared and became a dentist, 
He may have also been somewhat of a chemist. 

His only son by his first marriage went for gold 
To California, and while there he was told. 
That his father was dead and he then made a start 
Home, his sister and her two children take their part, 
While returning, that was as long as he could stay. 
But on his way back he then also passed away. 

A sister to the first one named was at the head 
Of this family of children, and second dead. 
These were of the first marriage and six were bereft. 
And when she died there were none of this marriage left. 
Her home was where Eice, Stix & Co. now stands, 
A half-sister passed, to see one wall thought it grand. 

The oldest son he made a visit on a farm 

To his Aunt, had no intention to give alarm. 

When he started back to town at a rapid pace. 

For the mustang pony ran away in a race. 

And he rode the five miles, which was so very fast. 

In fifteen minutes from start, and when stopped at last. 

Now this son he must have had the Quaker feeling. 
Would rather not go in the war, but his meaning 
Was at that time leaned to the Confederate side. 
And he has been since and he turned not by the tide. 
This was the way you see he had taken the view. 
He was steadfast in his belief, though friends are few. 

Was oldest by the second marriage, and took part 
In General Price's Army, though might be a mart. 
He had been a lawyer before the Civil War, 

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And at its close the Federal Army he saw 
Wanted him the oath of allegiance to sign, 
Strong on the other side the law rather decline. 

The second son was a surgeon, and his life gave 

To those, who fell wounded in battle tried to save, 

Was buried at Little Eock in a soldier's grave, 

He who had sacrificed his life must have been brave, 

Not seen by his own family since the battle 

At Boonville, when the guns you could hear them rattle. 

This son had a medical library to read, 

As he was a fine surgeon he was in the lead, 

And when some of the Federal troops found these books, 

Which belonged to him and they cared not for the looks^ 

The Lieutenant had shipped to his home such a gem, 

Knew to his family be great value to them. 

The third son floated down the river in a skiff 

Was halted, and I tell you to give you a tiff, 

He was asked what it was that he had in his trunk. 

Thought this was the best plan rather than to be sunk, 

Let them see a letter from his sister thought best, 

Found he was on their side and his mind was at rest. 

Now this son not being at all inclined to fight, 
And was like his grandparents he thought it not right. 
His oldest brother he knew that on either side. 
He was opposed in taking part, so he could ride 
Gave him his mustang pony, and he then went West, 
As he considered this plan, that it would be best. 

The fourth son now at this time he was most too young, 
But it would be likely the same cause would have clung. 
Near the close of the war by accident was shot. 
One limb was severed thought he would die, but did not 
Until many years afterwards, had cured the wound. 
Sought the best way to get along that could be found. 

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Next in this family whose life came to an end, 
Was the mother of the six, and always their friend 
Whether it was through a war, or in time of peace, 
Or if others' friendship she knew it soon would cease, 
Of the children at this time there was only one 
Had died, before her life passed and her work was done. 

When she died was at the home of her oldest child. 
Her disposition it had always been so mild; 
Her remains were taken, where she had lived so long 
To Boonville and buried, there she would be among 
Some of her nearest relations she would then rest, 
The funeral from the older daughter's home seemed best. 

She would be glad to help those who were in great need, 
For she knew to give them aid would be a good deed, 
When she felt they were honest and knew she could trust, 
She would divide with them, though it be the last crust, 
She was generous in nature and also kind, 
A better friend it would be very hard to find. 

As the mother had many friends who felt the grief, 
In giving her history it may seem quite brief. 
As I speak of the mother first about her death, 
Her friends have spoken kindly of her with each breath ; 
And as the parents are dead have in your mind fixed. 
To refer to brothers and sisters don't get mixed. 

In writing the history it is not the age 
I have kept to in order, but decide to gauge 
In this family by the events when transpired. 
And if those who are interested, and inspired 
In this work, as I will mention the three brothers 
And two sisters, each would give aid to the others. 

My purpose is to put on an equal basis 
This work, whether on a plain or an oasis. 
Those of this family who can help will be best 

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To try, and get the main points should put to a test, 
In giving the history would be when occurred, 
To have any displeasure not have it incurred. 

The younger sister was the next one who then died, 

And those remaining upon the others relied. 

And though it may seem hard when our friends should 

By death, and those who are left feel grief from the heart, 
But when we are blessed and know it is God's Will, 
To cherish their memory, though dead do it still. 

Since her death there were four with sorrow who felt sad. 
That another one of their family who had 
Died, which meant that their circle was again broken. 
And would feel kindly toward her though not spoken. 
As this rule if through life, whether by word or deed. 
And to make living a pleasure we should take heed. 

The next death was the one by accident was shot. 
And the boy that had caused it through life grieved a lot^ 
Yet although by mishap and not wholly to blame. 
He worried a great deal and felt sad just the same. 
And this one now dead as a friend he could depend. 
As was well known this boy he would rather defend. 

Now the one just mentioned he was the youngest child 
Of this family, and instead of being wild 
With anguish, as he knew his friend would be he bore 
The burden, instead of having him suffer more. 
And kept cheerful though a cripple, and did his best 
To try to keep his friend's mind free and be at rest. 

At present three of this family are living, 
Two brothers and a sister with joy are giving, 
The one who had been a lawyer to the World's Fair 
Went one day, leave his sister it was hard to bear. 
He made a pleasant visit, though here just a week,. 
And to be with her he would so much rather seek. 

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Both of the brothers were here Centennial Week, 
Saw Veiled Prophet parade and so many would meet, 
And they came to St. Louis a visit to make 
With their sister, event in this city would take; 
To go to Boonville their native town was their plan. 
If they found could arrange so they knew the three can. 

The younger brother with hiTn his daughter had brought, 

She was married and of her family she thought, 

In Lebanon, Kentucky it is where they live. 

And they and the older brother were here to give 

Pleasure, and with welcome were all of them received, 

A reunion while they were living was relieved. 

The older brother in the Soldier's Home resides, 

He reads a great part of his time and writes besides ; 

One day started down stairs and began at the top. 

Went in a way not prepared and was hard to stop, 

Until he got at foot of the flight but revived. 

Which with great pleasure was lucky and he survived. 

When these two brothers visited in Maplewood, 
A picture of them with their sister which was good 
Was taken in a group, and to know would be fine. 
That they felt it would be a blessing at this time 
To have a remembrance of them, and others' sake 
As well, also for the pleasure that it would make. 

One brother wanted to visit this year in May 

His sister, but he had left it for her to say, 

And to have a garden she had much more preferred. 

So she suggested a later date and referred 

It to him, he came when it suited her better. 

And their brother said he could 't come in his letter. 

We were sorry that the latter had failed to come, 
And though he had been invited we had felt some 

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Disappointment^ impossible at the time set 

Was the reply received, but we wished they had met, 

As we would like the history to be replete, 

The century in 1912 would be complete. 

And now as this was a year of a great event. 

If both of the brothers had come, and the time spent 

Together you m^y knew they would all have enjoyed 

Their time, and for pleasure it would be well employed ; 

Now as this year it will also be sure to go, 

The same as others we know well it must be so. 

Now as near as possible I intend to keep 

To the immediate family, and yet se^k 

At this time a co-incident to bring to mind. 

That in another instance as to war you find. 

That two great-grandsons in the navy made a start, * 

Near a century since in war he then took part. 

In war as well as peace united we should stand, 
Would it be right to let the foe disrupt our bandf 
As it takes the links we may see to make a chain. 
To cast oflf one it would give the rest of them pain, 
If we would go upon this plan none would sever. 
For the world should we forsake our own no never. 

If anyone, clique try a double-dealing game. 

And both friend and foe should link could we feel the 

To the former, should be in favor of the foe. 
Would they or will the law bring to true friends more woe, 
Let the friends please on one side of the line remain 
Though a few, and many as friends we'll not retain. 

If the foe should to friends to them they would assail, 
Would true friends against them allow them to prevail! 
We must decide if friend or foe and not the law. 
The basis we must comply is the way we saw. 

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Then if friends we must be regardless what the cost, 
If the chain is not broken our cause is not lost. 

Should gossipers be allowed the world to have sway, 
And those who carry news to have things go their wayt 
And when friends hear about what is going around, 
Can be depended on and true friends would be found! 
Where related are classed as though links of a chain. 
Should the foe take middle-grounds for personal gainf 

If the family any of their own deny. 
At least this way may seem what would be their reply! 
If one express their love to the opposite sex, 
Which is their own relation then why try to vex I 
If loyalty exceeds even life to the brave, 
Shordd they count the cost, though they should go to the 

If a family circle should stand and not fall. 
They should have no dissentions, around them a wall. 
Which is so strong and of stone no foe can descend, 
And to those who are true friends why should we oflfend! 
'Twere better to give love to your own for a wrong, 
Then to take hate from the foe, though with censure so 

If you have read this poem with care and take note, 
And when looking in a neighbor's eye for the mote, 
You may often times see at a glance whereas the beam, 
And that things may not always be as it would seem. 
So be sure to decide, whether foe or a friend. 
And if the latter be from beginning to end. 

Mahan - Bowmer. 

IX Catherine Mahan, daughter of James and Mary 
Nowlin Mahan, married Peter Bowmer, 13 December, 
1837. They reside in Howard Co., Mo., near Clark's 

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Chapel and Cemetery where the remains of Mary Now- 
lin Mahan and little Matilda were laid to rest so many 
years ago. 
Children : 

1 George Bowmer. 

ii Susan Bowmer. 

ill James Bowmer. 

iv Ann Bowmer; married a Rudolph. 

V Jasper Bowmer. 

Yi Eliza Bowmer; married a Murphy. 

vii Clay Bowmer. 

viii Sarah E. Bowmer; married a Collins. 

IX Catherine M. Bowmer died of dropsy ; was blind 
two years before her death. 

Mahan - Scruggs. 

X James Alexandria Mahan, son of James and 
Mary Nowlin Mahan, married Mary Scruggs, 2 August, 

Children : 

i Mary Mahan; married a McCullough. 
ii Matilda Mahan; married a Davis. 

ill Hardin Mahan; was killed at Lexington, Mo., in his 18th 
year while aiding Pap Price in the lost cause. 

Mahan - Miller. 

XI Samuel Bryan Mahan, son of James and Mary 
Nowlin Mahan, and Martha Miller were married, 3 
December, 1833. 


i James Scruggs Mahan. 

ii, William Mahan. 
Hi Thomas Mahan; a sheriff in Cole Co., Mo., and twice 

County Collector. 
Iv Mary Hatler Mahan. 

V Nowlin Mahan. 
vl Enoch Mahan. 

XI Samuel Bryan Mahan married the second time 
Mrs. Adams. 

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Cynthia Sherod Malian Simmons. 

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Children : 

i Clark Mahan. 

ii Harvey Adams Mahan. 

ill Bradley Mahan. 

iv Mattle Mahan; married a Ward. 

Samuel Bryan Mahan married the third time a Miss 
Austin. They had three children and now reside in 
Boone Co., Mo. 

Samuel Bryan Mahan was a Southern sympathizer 
and for this reason was compelled to leave his home, a 
large productive farm, to the mercy of the enemies. His 
sister, Mrs. Dow, took charge of the children and serv- 
ants for two years. Before leaving his home he was 
called to his door and shot in the presence of his family. 
The children placed him in bed when another attempt 
was made on his life, shooting through the window filling 
the bed with bullet holes. The author of this line counted 
sixteen holes in his daughter's bonnet which was hang- 
ing on the bed post. No love, no mercy in time of war! 
These are cold facts and they were numerous. 

Mahan - Simmons. 

XTT Cynthia Sherod Mahan, daughter of James and 
Mary Nowlin Mahan, bom 2 September, 1815 in Alliance 
Co., Ky., was married to George Washington Simmons, 
25 October, 1838; died in Cooper Co., Mo., 9 April, 1906. 
Children : 


i Mary Ann Simmons; bom 7 February, 1840. 
11 James Levi Simmons; bom 28 June, 1843. 
ill Sarah Eveline Simmons; born 7 December, 1845; dead. 

Thomas Reason Simmons; bom 12 August, 1847. 

Mary Louisa Simmons; bom 12 August, 1847. 
vi Annie Elizabeth Simmons; bom 21 January, 1849. 


Simmons - Crews. 
iii Sarah Eveline Simmons, married Joseph Crews, 

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3 November, 1868. She died 21 November, 1907 at Boon- 
ville, Mo. 
Children : 

1 Richard Samuel Crews; bom 3 February, 1870; died 19 
January, 1904; unmarried. 

2 Annie Lottie Crews; bom 3 June, 1877. 

2 Annie Lottie Crews is the only surviving grand 
daughter of Cynthia Sherod Mahan Simmons and her 
love for her kindred is beautiful. She is also loyal to 
the name Nowlin. Although two or three generations 
back, still it is her mother's line and she is interested. 
She has very willingly furnished correct data for this 

Simmons - Swearingan. 

V Mary Louisa Simmons married Joseph Swear- 
ingan, November, 1878. 

Children : 

1 William Washington Swearingan; single. 

2 Armistead Swearingan; single. 

3 Thomas Swearingan; single. 

Simmons - Windsor. 

vi Annie Elizabeth Simmons married John Horace 
Windsor, 14 June, 1903. They have no children. 

XII Cynthia Sherod Mahan Simmons' lived to be 
ninety-one years old; was one of the most interesting 
figures of Pioneer days in Missouri. She came with her 
father over a half century ago; married at Sheperd- 
ville, Ky. in 1838. The family is well known in Boon- 
ville, Mo. Four children survive her, Mrs. Sarah E. 
Crews, Mrs. John H. Windsor, Mrs. M. Louisa Swear- 
ingan, and Thomas Simmons, the latter is a resident of 
Colorado. Mrs. Cynthia S. M. Simmons died in 1906, 
honored by friends and relatives. Her long and useful 
life has been spoken of in most complimentary terms 
by people who know her best. 

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Mahan - Scruggs. 

XIII Mary Louisa Mahan, daughter of James and 
Mary Nowlin Mahan, married Iven Scruggs about 1831. 

i Crook Scruggs. 

Mary Louisa Mahan Scruggs was left a widow by 
Iven Scruggs with considerable property and she later 
married Henry Eanes, who was a widower from Ken- 
tucky with a little daughter whom she reared to woman- 
hood. This daughter married George Gorden, but having 
a deligate constitution she came down with consumption 
and was taken from two small children whom the step- 
grandmother soon adopted not legally but from affec- 


'^An honest man, and all this means, was he; 
Possessed true honor and integrity. 
This precious wealth, inherited by birth, 
Was far beyond the price of worldly worth. 
His presence dignified yet not austre; 
With bearing that would grace a king, — ^the peer 
Of any — ^an open countenance that told 
How much of human love the heart can hold.*^ 

10 ©Richard Wade Nowlin, Sr. (®Bryan Ward I, 
<i> James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), whose 
mother was Lucy Wade, wos bom in Pittsylvania Co., 
Va., 3 October 1778; married Celia Shelton of the same 
county about 1800. She was a daughter of Maj. Armis- 
tead Shelton, and was bom 7 December, 1784. Maj. 
Shelton was bom 1753 and died 16 June, 1844. 

To Eichard Wade and Celia Shelton Nowlin was 
bom a grand family of 
Children : 

I Susannah Nowlin; born 9 May, 1802; married Joha 

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Twins - 

II Lucy Wade NowUn; bom 25 March, 1804; married Isiah 
Goldsby; died 1829. 

III Celia S. Nowlin; born 14 November, 1805; married Sam- 
uel Haynes. 

IV Richard Wade Nowlin, Jr.; born 30 December, 1807; 
married EUzabeth Petty. 

V Elizabeth D. Nowlin; bom 15 December, 1809; married 

John Sneed. 
VI Armistead Shelton Nowlin; bom 30 July, 1811; married 

first, Mary Eliza Stone. 
VII Bryan Ward Nowlin; born 7 June, 1813; married Lucy 

N. Davis. 
VIII Martha Sherod Nowlin; bom 11 March, 1815; married 
John Sneed. 
IX James Crispin Nowlin; bom 16 April, 1817; married first, 

Ann Elizabeth Johnson. 
X Oliva Catherine Nowlin; bom 20 June, 1819; married 
first. Young D. Brooks. 

XI Amanda A. Nowlin; bora 20 June, 1819; married James 
Louis McCroskie. 

XII Ardelia Pauline Nowlin; born 1 March, 1822; married 
Mark H. Wyman. 

XIII Zerilda C. Nowlin; bom 8 November, 1828; married Wm. 

D. Bates, 
xrv Mary Caldwell Nowlin; bom 5 September, 1826; married 

Robert J. Smith. 

10 Richard Wade Nowlin, Sr., with a younger 
brother, Sherod Nowlin, volunteered in the U. S. Army 
of 1812 after he had a family of six children. He served 
as Lieutenant. His brother died of cholera at Norf ork, 
Va., after he was mustered out of service. This fact 
was the testimony of Samuel Nowlin, a younger brother, 
who visited Norfork, Va., and examined the tomb stone 
giving his name and dates. Bichard Wade Nowlin re- 
turned home in Virginia after the close of the war, but 
soon moved his family to Kentucky and remained there 
until about 1820. About this time a territory known as 
the Western District of Tennessee was opened for set- 
tlement by the government and land was offered to 
settlers at 12^c per acre. He moved his family to 
Henry Co., Tenn., near McKenzie Station along the 
Louisville, Nashville and Memphis Bailroad. He opened 

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up a considerable farm there and built the first grist 
mill in Henry Co. 

He was a mill-wright, a mechanical genius, first- 
class cabinet maker and carpenter, made beautiful furni- 
ture, built houses, did all kinds of neat workmanship, in 
fact, the best that could be found in his day. Added to 
all these he stood high as a teacher, a much better in- 
structor than any of his children and some of them were 
distinguished. This is one of the characteristics of the 
name. His talents lay in many directions, but much that 
is best of the present generation has roots twined around 
his grave in New Garden, Ray Co., Mo. 

In statue Richard Wade Nowlin was quite small. 
His wife Celia Shelton Nowlin weighed ninety pounds, 
but their sons and daughters were six feet and more and 
well built, inheriting size from more remote ancestors. 

He remained in Henry Co., Tenn. until 1836, when 
again he was tempted by an offer from the government 
opening up northwest Missouri for settlement. He emi- 
grated with his family to Ray Co., Mo., where he en- 
tered land, settled and reared his large family of four- 
teen children. Here he spent the remainder of his life. 
He died in Ray Co., 28 October, 1850. His wife died 
at the same residence, 14 November, 1859. Both lie side 
by side at New Garden Baptist Church, Ray Co., Mo. 

The writer visited the resting place of these, his 
grand parents, in 1906. A plain marble slab marks the 
spot where rest these noble ancestors. The cemetery 
is beautifully located, surroundings restful. 

In olden time a prophet sage hath said — 

And somewhere, too, the poets' words Vve read — 

That spirits of our loved ones linger near, 

A subtle, mystic presence, sweet and dear: 

Though in the grave, or over briny sea 

Their voices whisper love continually: 

O, blessed bond, surpassing life's vague dream. 

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It gives us hope and faith and strength supreme! 
Peace to their ashes seemed voiced to their attender. 

He also visited their farm then in the hands of 
friendly strangers, about one hundred acres, nice bine 
grass plot northeast and north of the house in which 
were a few original forest trees, venerable for their age, 
sacred on account of their association with loved ones 
that once walked and lived among them and rested be- 
neath their rich shade; the spring, a deep body walled 
up by blue flags, stones on the back and a stone upon 
the top, near by an old fashioned spring house, with pro- 
jecting roof to protect the spring from rain and sun. 
The old homestead dwelling was in ashes, having been 
burned a short time before. Near were a few cedars, 
the only ones to be seen, two immense pear trees and 
some apple trees which had been scorched by the flames. 
South of the home was the relic of a nice orchard. Amid 
all of these the writer viewed and felt if only they could 
speak, how many stories could be told of so much in- 
terest to the listener. The sweet dreams of other days 
of a large and happy family who has long since joined 
the celestial band taking their places behind the veil in 
their order. 

Nowlin - Moore. 

I Susannah Nowlin, the eldest child and daughter 
of Richard Wade and Celia S. Nowlin, married John 
Moore and to this union were given 

1 Lucy Moore; married a McAdoo. 
ii Susan Moore; married a Piper. 

There were other children but names not ascertained. 

Nowlin - Ooldsby. 

n Lucy Wade Nowlin, daughter of Richard Wade 

and Celia S. Nowlin, married Isiah Goldsby in Ken- 
tucky. They moved to Illinois. She died and left four 

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Nowlin - Haynes. 

in Celia S. Nowlin, daughter of Richard Wade and 
Celia Shelton Nowlin, was bom 14 November, 1805, died 
27 February, 1864; was married to Samuel Haynes, 5 
November, 1826. He was bom 18 April, 1805, died 30 
December, 1863. 

To Celia S. N. and Samuel Haynes were given 

1 Thomas 8, Haynes; born 23 August, 1827; died 6 April 

li Richard W. Haynes; bom 26 May. 1830; U living; 86 

years old. 
ill Elizabeth Haynes; bom 15 May, 1838; died 26 July. 1860. 
iY Henry J. Haynes; born 15 July, 1888; died 24 February, 

T John T. Haynes; bom 1 February, 1846; died 19 Septem- 
ber, 1857. 

Haynes - Huffman. 

ii Biohard W. Haynes was married to Mary Ann 
Hnffman of Carroll Co., Va., 15 July, 1858. She died 
24 May, 1877. 

Richard W. and Mary A. H. Haynes were favored 


1 John Thomas Haynes; bom 8 October, 1869; died S6i>- 
tember, 1866. 

2 Orpha H. Haynes; bom 11 April, 1862; died 8 February, 

8 Henry J. Haynes; bom 10 December, 1864; llTlng. 

4 Ellen Haynes; bom 22 April, 1867; died 6 October, 1869. 

6 Josie Haynes; born 20 June, 1870; married William T. 



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I Elisabeth Sparks; 24 years old in 1908. 

II Pattie Sparks; 19 years old in 1908. 

III Edgar Sparks; 16 years old in 1908. 

IV Fannie Sparks; 14 years old in 1908. 
V Marvin Sparks; 8 years old in 1908. 

VI Morris Sparks; 2 years old in 1908. 


3 Henry J. Haynes married 

Children : 

I George Clinton Haynes; age 23 years old about 1908; 

married and has one child. 
II Joseph R. Haynes; age 21 years old about 1908; married 
and has two children. 

III Samuel Haynes; age 19 years old about 1908. 

IV Oscar Haynes; age 17 years old about 1908. 
V Henry Haynes; age 13 years old about 1908. 

Nowlin - Petty. 

IV ©Richard Wade Nowlin, Jr. (®Eichard Wade, 
Sr., ®Bryan Ward I, ® James the Carpenter, ©James of 
Ireland), bom in Virginia, 30 December, 1807, married 
Elizabeth Petty in Henry Co., Tenn., about 1836. She 
was bom in the same county, 22 December, 1820, died 
1 March, 1861, leaving three 

1 Peyton Nowlin. 
ii Mary Nowlin. 
lii Susan Nowlin. 

i Peyton Nowlin left home during the first year 
of the War and was never heard of afterward. He was 
opposed to the War and was known to have said he 
would not take part nor engage in it. He was quite an 
intelligent and inspiring young man. For several years 
he had been studying for the ministry; was an earnest 
and zealous Baptist Missionary and a young man of 
more than ordinary information. 

ii Mary Nowlin, daughter of Bichard Wade, Jr. 

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and Elizabeth Petty Nowlin, married and lives in 

iii Susan Nowlin married a Knight and has reared 
two lovely daughters, esteemed highly by those who 
know them. Their home for several years has been in 
Gleason, Tenn, The girls are married. They are very 
intelligent and a great comfort to their mother who has 
been a widow for a number of years. 

IV Eichard Wade Nowlin, Jr. died in Henry Co., 
Tenn., in rather sad circumstances. He had been at- 
tending some public gathering at Paris, Tenn., and was 
returning home in the afternoon with his boy about three 
years old, when his horse became frightened at a number 
of men running up behind the buggy. He endeavored 
to control his horse with the lines which broke at the 
moth. Being left entirely at the mercy of the frightened 
animal and seeing nothing but death for himself and 
child, he arose from his seat and sprang forward and 
caught the horse by the bits and stopped him. In doing 
so he broke his leg above the ankle. It was some time 
before a surgeon could be procured and the limb had 
become so swollen that it could not be properly set. In 
a few days after the surgeon decided it would be better 
to break the leg over and reset it. He died in the opera- 
tion. He was a grand and highly honorable citizen. 

Nowlin - Sneed. 

V Elizabeth iD. Nowlin, daughter of Richard Wade 
and Celia S. Nowlin, married John Sneed who was bom 
in Eockingham, N. C, 1803 and died, 7 August, 1878. 
They had three children, all dead. 

After the death of his wife, John Sneed afterwards 
married his wife's sister, Martha Sherod Nowlin, who 

i Oscar Sneed; born 22 May, 1840. 
ii Annie Sneed; bom 1842; died 1848. 

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ill Jerome Sneed; bom 1844; died 1852. 

It Ellen Sneed; born 1849; married 1870. 

▼ Bettie Sneed; bom 1851; married 1872. 

Ti Virginia Sneed; bom 1853; married 1875; died 1904. 


i Oscar Sneed married Martha Ann the 

first time in 1865 and has two 

1 Pauline Sneed; married an Editor and has six 

I Rex Editor, 

n Clara Editor, 

m Mary Editor. 

IV Walter Editor. 

V Card B<Utor. 

VI James Editor; lives in Obien Station, Tenn. 

2 Ottie Sneed, died 1896; single. 

i Oscar Sneed married the second time Mand Whit- 
taker, who died August, 1901. 

Sneed - Thompson. 

iv Ellen Sneed married Tip Thompson. They have 

1 Thomas Thompson; single. 

2 Ottie Sneed; died 1896; single. 

2 Mamie Thompson; single. 

3 Pattle Thompson; single. 

4 William Thompson; single. 

5 Edward Thompson; killed as brakeman on R. R., 1899. 

6 Frank Thompson; married and lives in Texas. 

Sneed - Sneed, 

V Bettie Sneed, daughter of John and Marthat S. N. 
Sneed, married a Sneed who died in 1877. They have 
Children : 

1 Ferd Sneed. i 

2 Robert Sneed. 

3 Annie Sneed. 

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V Bettie Sneed married the second time a Coley, 
went to Texas and had other children. She died near 
Austin, 1895. 

Sneed - Gardener. 

vi Virginia Sneed married E. T. Gardner who 
died at Hickman, Tenn., in 1888. She afterwards mar- 
ried David Bryan at Hickman; moved to Union City, 
Tenn., where she died. 


VI ©Armistead Shelton Nowlin (©Richard Wade, 
Sr., ®Bryan Ward I, ©James the Carpenter, ©James of 
Ireland), whose mother Was Celia Shelton Nowlin, was 
bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 30 July, 1811. He mar- 
ried first Mary Eliza Stone of the same county in 1836. 
She was a daughter of James Hoskin and Elizabeth 
Fitzgerald Stone. 

Armistead Shelton Nowlin was a man of fine physical 
appearance with an erect military carriage. He was gift- 
ed with practical judgment and was somewhat cultivated ; 
broad in views on all subjects of interest in his age; a 
very sociable and accommodating neighbor; a typical 
Southern man, one of the old time school gentlemen who 
are fast passing away. 

After his marriage he with his young wife emi- 
grated to Missouri, then a wild domain just recently 
opened up for settlement by the United States govern- 
ment. They put aU they had in what was appropriately 
called Carry All. Thus they journeyed from Virginia 
to Missouri over five hundred miles in this manner. He 
bought over one hundred and sixty acres of rolling 
prairie land, turned the sod and made grain enough for 
his use, built him a little house and was very happy with 
tile prospects before him until his wife's health failed. 

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then they made up their minds to return to Virginia 
which they did bringing their first bom with them. The 
faithful servant, whose fidelity was remarkable, ever 
willing to serve her young invalid mistress, took the en- 
tire responsibility of the baby (the writer of this vol- 
ume) and brought him through on horseback. 

Armistead S. Nowlin while yet in Missouri in 1837,. 
was settled not a great ways from Mormon settlements 
and was there during the period of time in Missouri's 
history known as the Mormon War. He was called and 
commissioned by Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs as Lieutenant 
Colonel of the Missouri Militia and was present at the 
anticipated battle of Far West and witnessed the sur- 
render of Mormon officials at that place. From his ob- 
servation he came to the conclusion had it not been for 
the abolition views the Mormons entertained there would 
never have been any trouble betwen the Missourians and 
Mormons. His father, Richard Wade Nowlin, sym- 
pathized with the Mormon people and went with 
his wagons and teams and spent several days in as- 
sisting them in what is called one of their migrations 
in Missouri, and in crossing the river from Inde- 
pendence, Mo. The writer visited Independence in 
1906 where Joseph Smith was a prisoner for several 
months and suffered many things on account of his re- 
ligious faith. 

The writer in 1906, while on a visit to relatives, also 
visited the sacred spot where he himself was bom. The 
house has long since been removed and the ground is 
now in the midst of a beautiful vineyard. The location 
is very desirable, being on a slope inclining gently to 
the east. At the foot of this slope is the spring from 
which the water supply was furnished. Again he was 
embued with a feeling of adoration for it was his birth- 
place. After sixty-eight years of experience in the 
world of preparation he returned to this spot where he 
had been christened. There was a reality for later in 
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the presence of ministering spirits and received deep 
impressions by divine presence; recognized spiritual 
realities which brought him near the Divine and awak- 
ened the noblest actions of his soul and impressions 
which he carried with him to the ultimatfe. 

Armistead Shelton Nowlin was quite happy in Vir- 
grnia, that his wife's health was improved after all these 
experiences in the new country. Notwithstanding the 
tempting offer of fertile soil and future growth, he 
whistled and made himself content. 

To Armistead Shelton and Mary Eliza Stone Now- 
lin were given 

i James Edmund Nowlin; born 3 October, 1838, in Ray Co.» 

il Susan Wade Nowlin; born 26 November, 1841, In Pittsyl- 
vania Co., Va. 

ill Richard Bryan Nowlin; born 12 December, 1843, in Pitt- 
sylvania Ck)., Va. 

iv Samuel Chatham Nowlin; bom 15 November, 1845, in 
Pittsylvania, Va. 


i ©James Edmund Nowlin (©Armistead Shelton, 
©Richard Wade, Sr., ©Bryan Ward I, ©James the Car- 
penter, ©James of Ireland), whose mother was Mary 
Eliza Stone, daughter of James Hoskin and Elizabeth 
Fitzgerald Stone, each of Pittsylvania Co., Va., was bom 
in Bay Co., Mo., 3 October, 1838, and was reared in Vir- 
ginia up to his fourteenth year when his father moved 
to and settled in White Co., Tenn. 

When the Civil War broke out he and his two 
younger brothers, Eichard Bryan and Samuel Chatham, 
cast their lots with the South. He was a participant in 
many of the most important battles fought in Tennessee 
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of Chickamauga he was detailed every evening during 
the battle to go back in the rear over the battle field with 
a commissary train and ordenance to the end of the line 
to bring supplies for sustenance of the army. In passing 
through, the sick and dying around him (among whom 
was a cousin of the Northern line and a member of the 
Union Army, Levi Nowlin, left as dead, which circum- 
stance was not known until after the death of James 
Edmund), the sad parting, the miserable homesick, poor- 
ly protected soldiers on either side was, indeed, a most 
sickening sight, and the pathetic strain ofttime comes: 

"WeVe been tenting today on the old camp ground, 

Give us the song to cheer 
Our weary hearts, the songs of home 

And friends we love so dear. 
Dying tonight, dying tonight. 
Dying on the old camp ground." 

Finally at the close of the War he with others ac- 
companied Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in his memorial re- 
treat from Dalton to Atlanta, and on the chase after 
Sherman from Atlanta to Savannah; thence north 
through North Carolina to Greensboro; and then meet- 
ing President Davis and Cabinet turned southwest and 
attended them through North and South Carolina and 
across the Savannah Eiver into Georgia ; parted with the 
President and Cabinet who marched on in some way to 
reach Mexico, to await an opportunity to surrender. 
They met the opportunity desired after a few days and 
stacked arms and were paroled at Washington, Ga., on 
the 9 of May, 1865 by Capt. Lot Abraham. 


Headquarters, Washington, Ga., 

May 9, 1865. 
I, the undersigned, a private of the 13th Regiment 
of Tennessee Cavalry, do solemnly swear that I will not 

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bear arms against the United States of America or give 
any informatipn or do any military dnty whatever un- 
til released properly from this obligation. 

(Signed) JAMES E. NOWLIN, 

13th Tennessee Begiment 

DibrelPs Brigade* 

Description : 

Height 6 feet, 2 inches, black hair, bine eyes, fair 

(Signed) LOT ABRAHAM, 

By order Brevet Maj. Gen. Wilson. 

After the parole over five thousand dollars in silver 
was given to the company to make their return home, 
which started next day to march in a body by way of 
Chattanooga in middle Tennessee. 

James Edmund Nowlin passed through the War for 
a term of four years and although in many engagements 
the missies of death were cutting and whizzing around 
him in great profusion, yet, he never had his flesh marked 
by ball or saber and was a living testimony to the fact 
that the God of heaven is able to protect and shield from 
harm all those who seek his protecting care and put their 
trust in Him. As relics he has the pistol that he carried 
through the entire term of service, also the field glasses 
that brought the ranks of the enemy within a stone's 
through, even preserved the hoof of the animal that 
carried him through. Preserving relics is a family trait. 

**The War was over'* and while there are many 
living today of our kindred on both sides just as brave 
and true to that which seemed right to them, we differed 
politically then and now, but the tomahawk is buried and 
we are loyal citizens with that true Irish blood surging 
our veins and that clan spirit that predominates over 
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family which will in time be united in our Father's king- 
dom in some degree of glory and as shining monuments 

before Him. 

James Edmund Nowlin graduated in 1858 at Bur- 
ritt College as Master of Arts and had been engaged to 
teach to supplement his funds with a view of taking a 
post graduate course, but war and its results seemed to 
thwart his designs and at the close of the war he gave 
up his pre-conceived ideas of further educational ad- 
vancement and resumed his teaching which he continued 
with short intermission for about forty years. He ac- 
quired great notoriety as teacher and stood first in the 
esteem and confidence of a large majority of his students 
and patrons. He taught two years in Texas but mostly 
in different institutions in Tennessee. The last three 
years of this work was in the L. D. S. Uniyersity in Salt 
Lake City, Utah. 

In 1870 at the first general election in Tennessee he 
was called by a large majority and representative con- 
vention of the people of his county to represent them in 
the legislature, which call he accepted and served in this 
capacity for two years to the satisfaction of a large 
majority of his constituents. He could have made this 
position a stepping stone to much higher positions had 
he sought such advancement, but his experience in poli- 
tics for the two years he had passed through fully satis- 
fied him and he politely declined further political prefer- 

James Edmund Nowlin was married to Martha 
(Mattie) Webb of Warren Co., Tenn., 21 December, 1870, 
daughter of Daniel Wadkins and Sarah Magness Webb. 
She was bom 19 March, 1850. He was bom 3 October, 
1838 and died 26 May, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah to 
which place he with his family came in 1902. 

To James Edmund Nowlin and Martha Webb Now- 
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1 Robert Armistead Nowlin; born 27 May, 1872; in Sparta, 
Tenn; died 20 September, 1873. 

2 Nellie Nowlin; bom 21 February, 1874. in Hartovllle, 
Tenn.; died 12 December, 1878. 

3 Edmund Brunson Nowlin; born 27 June, 1876, in Harts- 
ville, Tenn-; died 11 December, 1878. 

4 Carrie Natalia (Neta) Nowlin; bom 17 August, 1880, in 
White Co., Tenn. 

5 Bailey Bryan Nowlin; bom 8 September, 1882, in White 
Co., Tenn. 

6 Samuel Chatham Nowlin; born 14 November, 1884, in 
White Co., Tenn. 

7 Mary Nowlin; born 16 July, 1888, in White Co., Tenn. 

8 Joseph Wadkins Nowlin; bom 2 July, 1890, in White Co., 

9 Webb Nowlin; bom 10 September, 1892, in White Co., 
Tenn.; died 30 September, 1892. 

Nowlin - Hull. 

4 Carrie Natalia (Neta) Nowlin graduated from 
Pleasant Hill Academy, Cumberland Co., Tenn. She 
married Eari Kenward Hull, 31 December, 1902, in Salt 
Lake City, Utah. 

Neta, as she was called, is a home builder, loving 
daughter, affectionate wife, kind mother, one whose 
friends are numerous and lasting as time. She is mak- 
ing nursing a specialty since the death of her husband. 
She was well adapted to the companionship of her hus- 
band who was a rustling, energetic, business boy, and an 
ample provider for his home. He died 9 March, 1911. 

To this union were added 

I Olga Woolley Hull; bom 7 January, 1904, in Salt Lake 

II Sherill Edmund Hull; bom 19 June, 1905, in Salt Lake 

in Eugenia Hull; bora 5 December, 1906, in Salt Lake City; 

died 5 December, 1906. 
IV Neta Elaine Hull; bom 1 November, 1907, in Salt Lake 

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V Helen Lucy Hull; born 19 November, 1909, in Salt Lake 

VI Earl Kenward NowUn Hull; bom 25 October, 1911; little 
daughter perpetuating her father's name. 

NowUn - Amundson. 

5 Bailey Bryan Nowlin married Virginia Iva 
Amundson, 16 March, 1898, in Salt Lake City. He is 
a thorough business man and lives to the end **my word 
is bond.*' He is a first class carpenter and builder. He 
displayed a talent for the mechanical arts at an early 
age. His mother recalls the time when a mere boy after 
seeing his first bicycle, decided he could make one him- 
self and after spending the day at the bam with his 
two little brothers came in at night running a miniature 
bicycle in full imitation, uniform in size, and in every 
way a perfect model of the original. His great grand- 
father, Richard Wade Nowlin, was a mechanical genius 
and probably this is where Bailey gets his gift in this 

He was an eye witness to the upheavel or earth 
quake at San Francisco, Cal., which was so terrible he 
could never find language to portray its awfulness. He 
was awakened by hearing his cloci and valise rolling 
over the floor. He dressed and ran to the window only 
to see the houses swaying to and fro and the people 
frantic at the work of the destroying angel. The house 
where he was stopping fell in ten minutes after he went 
out, but he never received a scratch. 

His wife, Iva, is an unostentatious, up-to-date woman 
and home builder, kind and considerate in disposition. 
She is rather fond of needle work and is a model house- 
keeper, and is the honored kinswoman of Capt. Baold 
Amundson who located the South Pole. 

Their home is blest with one son. 

I Donell James Nowlin; bom 16 June, 1913, in Salt Lake 

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6 Samuel Chatham Nowlin, sixth child of James 
Edmund and Martha (Mattie) W. Nowlin, is a promis- 
ing l>oy> noble in many respects with a quick and reten- 
tive memory, and a great worker from his youth up, but, 
like many of our progenitors, adventurous and has great 
fondness for travel and has taken his course world wide ; 
has rounded Cape Horn twice, was mate on vessel two 
years, visited all the old countries, but seems satisfied 
to settle down as an electrician and is now superintend- 
ing a long line of wiring through the North-western 

7 Mary Nowlin, daughter of James Edmund and 
Martha (Mattie) W. Nowlin, is a graduate of the L. D. 
S. University in Salt Lake City with the honors of a 
large class of young men and ladies, winning a scholar- 
ship over a number of competitors. She completed a 
four year course in less than the required time, and since 
has taken post graduate and business course, and also 
advanced work in the University of Utah. She is the 
student of the family; has had a four year course in 
Latin and German, is something of a mathematician, and 
has had an extensive course with advanced work in Eng- 
lish. She carries three diplomas. 

Mary Nowlin has for several years been employed 
in the capacity of bookkeeper in the oldest and most 
reliable real estate firm in Salt Lake City. Audits 
prove her books without error and her well qualified for 
her line of work. 

8 Joseph Wadkins Nowlin attended the city schools 
in Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating from the grades in 
1907; took business course from Heniger's Business 
College which he completed. He is an honest business 
boy and stands well for industry, sobriety, and intelli- 
gence with all who know him. He returned from an ex- 
tensive mission to Germany and Switzerland in 1912, 
having presided over different branches of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in that foreign land,. 

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enjoying his mission as an embassador of peace to an 
honest hearted people. He speaks and writes the Ger- 
man language fluently, has also the Swiss dialect and has 
gained an experience and schooling in many lines that 
in all probability would never have been given otherwise. 
He married a little Swiss girl who was born at the foot 
of the glaziers or the valley of the Alps within a stone's 
throw of where Switzerland was made a Republic and in 
the camping ground of Wilhelm Tell. She has had much 
experience in traveling and is familiar with five different 


As furnished by his students, members of faculties, 
and others. 

**His life has been an inspiration to me, so full of 
wisdom, patience, calm, and such a rich unbroken faith 
in the mission of the Redeemer. I rejoice that I had the 
privilege of being acquainted with such a noble and God 
fearing man. Thank God for such good men and women. 
Their salvation most surely awaits them.^' — J. Reeves. 

**I never knew a kindlier and more lovable soul. He 
impressed on me a feeling almost of veneration with his 
immense frame, snow-white hair, his gentle voice and his 
simple quiet manners. In him was embodied all that was 
meant by the term a Southern Gentleman. I heard on 
two or three occasions his modest story of the Civil War. 
Only when urged to do so would he ever speak of that 
struggle. That straight-forward narrative meant infin- 
ately more to me than Ceasar and all his Gallic Wars 
ever could. It showed a people of courage and devotion 
to principle unsurpassed. Above all it showed James 
Edmund Nowlin the noblest Roman of them all.'* — ^M. 

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*' Peace to him was a passion. His refined, gentle 
spirit was an inspiration to those who associated with 
him. Under every condition and circumstance he proved 
himself a gentleman, — ^honest, courageous, and true to 
every conviction. Not every man who enters the Church 
has as good an education as he, a scholar in every sense." 
— B. S. Hinckley. 

**In all of my experiences I have met no man I so 
much loved as James E. Nowlin. A feeling came over 
me that I stood in the presence of one of God's noblemen. 
*No conquerer is greater than he who governs his spirit; 
he is mightier than he who taketh a city', and James E. 
Nowlin was such a character. To have known him was 
to have faith built up." — Bishop H. C. Iverson. 

Nowlin - Broyles. 

ii Susan Wade Nowlin, daughter of Armistead S. 
and Mary E. Stone Nowlin, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., 
Va., 26 November, 1841; married Dr. 0. G. Broyles of 
Washington, Rhea Co., Tenn., February, 1866. She died 
at her hime in White Co., Tenn., and was buried at her 
home burying ground, 11 September, 1876, leaving four 
estimable daughters. 

Susan Wade Nowlin and Dr. 0. G. Broyles were 
blessed with 
Children : 

1 Susan Wade Broyles. 

2 Emily Ross Broyles. 

3 Annie Broyles. 

4 Virginia Nowlin Broyles. 

Broyles - Paul. 

1 Susan Wade Broyles married Joseph Paul of 
White Co., Tenn. She lives on her mother's old home- 
stead three miles west of Sparta, White Co., Tenn. 

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I Georgia O. Paul. 

II Merrell Paul. 

Ill Susan Broyles Paul 

Broyles - Rodgers. 

2 Emily Boss Broyles married James E. Bodgers 
of Washington Co., Term.; a trusted employee of the 
Cincinnati Southern R. E. Co. Their home was at Day- 
ton, Term. 


I LucUe Rodgers. 
II Wendall Rodgers. 

Broyles - Price. 

3 Annie Broyles married Kyle Price of Washing- 
ton, D. C, an attache and prominent lawyer of the same 
place. He was a native of Hawkins Co., Tenn., and at 
the time of his marriage with Annie he was a state sen- 
ator from his native county. After the expiration of 
his term in the legislature he returned to Washington 
with his wife. They had no children. 

Broyles - Paul 

4 Virginia Nowlin Broyles, youngest child of Susan 
W. Nowlin Broyles and Dr. 0. G. Broyles, married James 
Scott Paul of White Co., Term. They were blest with two 

I Virginia Scott Paul; born 7 December, 1894. 

II Rodgers Paul; dead. 

In 1902 Virginia Nowlin Broyles with husband and 
child moved to Hill Co., Texas. Scott Paul was a very 
industrious overseer with pretty good management as 
fibaancier and a very clever and accommodating neighbor. 
Virginia and Scott were very happily mated. 

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Dr. 0. G. Broyles, husband of Susan Wade Nowlin, 
was a war veteran of the Confederate States Army dur- 
ing the Civil War. He was from Bhea Co., Tenn. He 
served through the War, only received a slight wound. 
After the war he went to Wliite Co., and practiced his 
profession. After marriage he made Tennessee his home 
xmtil his youngest daughter, Virginia, moved to Texas. 
He went with her and two years later died. His body 
was brought back and buried by the side of his wife at 
the old homestead in White Co., Tenn. 

ii Susan Wade Nowlin Boyles was a woman of con- 
siderable attainments and aspirations. She had finished 
her education at Burritt College with her brothers and 
spent some two or three years in teaching previous to 
her marriage. She was quite a financier, looking after 
the interest of the farm and having large crops brought 
in and she knew just when to sell to get her returns. Her 
husband was also a financier, but away much of the time 
in the interest of his profession. She was a devoted 
mother and lived for her children. 

After her death the Doctor sent his daughters to 
McMinnville, Tenn., to school, giving them a nice finish. 
Emily E. Broyles taught before her marriage. She was 
very bright, refined, and modest girl. Annie took a busi- 
ness course and was working at bookkeeping in Louis- 
ville, Ky., just prior to her marriage. Susan Wade, the 
oldest daughter is living at the old homestead. Virginia 
N. was the youngest of the family, left an orphan 
a baby and was caressed as such at home — a 
household pet. She grew up a very affection- 
ate, kind, and generous woman, and a dear lover of 
her kindred, and became a happy wife and mother. The 
girls were all happily married and have great aspira- 
tions for wealth. 

iii Richard Bryan Nowlin, son of Armistead S. and 
Mary E. Stone Nowlin, was educated with the other chil- 
dren at Burritt College. He went into the army in 1861, 
a volunteer to Capt. Snodgrass^ Company of the 25th 

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Tennessee regiment. He received the appointment of 
Assistant Commissary for the regiment and held it with 
increasing popnlarity until death which was the result 
of exposure in 1863. He passed through the battle of 
Fishing Creek. He was a brave boy, attending his duties 
properly. He sleeps in the Hollywood Cemetery at Rich- 
mond, Va. 

iv Samuel Chatham Nowlin passed through the Civil 
War. He too was a brave, noble, generous boy ; was very 
bright, and a deep thinker. His father always seemed to 
have a tender feeling for him owing to deafness, the re- 
sult of mumps, and his timidity. He was released from 
duty on account of his deafness. He died near Nash- 
ville, Tenn., about two years after the War. 

Mary Eliza Stone Nowlin, first wife of Armistead 
S. Nowlin, has been dead many years, was bed ridden 
eight years before her death. She was the daughter of 
a wealthy planter of Pittsylvania Co., Va., Rev. James 
Hoskin, and wife, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone. She was 
a devoted mother and industrious. When she could not 
set up she would have them support her with pillows 
in the bed and cut and make her children's clothing. She 
died the 29 December, 1849 in Virginia. 

About two years after the death of Mary Eliza Stone 
Nowlin, Armistead S. Nowlin married the second time 
Mary Eliza Ann Lanier of Pittsylvania Co., Va., in 1851. 
He moved to Tennessee and bought a large acreage of 
land on Cumberland Mountain where he lived for about 
four years when he moved the family to Burritt College, 
Spencer, Tenn., and put the children of his first marriage 
in school. During their stay here he invested in a large 
land project in a pretty little valley four miles west of 
Sparta, White Co., Tenn. It was here the family was 
located at the breaking out of the War and where he died 
16 January, 1861, age fifty-one years. She survived 
him some thirty years and moved with her daughter 
to Tuscaloosa, Ala. and died. 

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Virginia Armistead Nowlin Reeves. 

"Life had no dim and lonely spot 
That did not in her sunshine share.' 

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To Armistead S. Nowlin and Mary Eliza Ann Lanier 
Nowlin were born 

i Virginia Armistead Nowlin; bom 1852, in Cumberland 

Co., Tenn. 
il Emma Nowlin; born 1854, Vanburen Co., Tenn.; died in 

iii John Lanier Nowlin; bom 23 October, 1856, Vanbnren 

Co., Tenn. 
iv David Witt Nowlin; bom 28 June, 1859, White Co., Tenn. 

Nowlin - Reeves. 

i Virginia Armistead Nowlin married Samp W. 
Eeeves of Sparta, Tenn., May 1867. To them were bom 
Children : 

1 Charles W. Reeves; bora June, 1868, in White Co., Tenn. 

2 Willie Cummings Reeves; bom January, 1870, in White 
Co., Tenn. 

1 Charles W. Eeeves went with his parents to Ala- 
bama where he became an expert telegraph operator, 
finally drifted into Eailroad Business until a failure of 
health induced him to go to California and later to Hono- 
lula. He married in Honolula, where he is now in the 
employ of the civil service. 

2 Willie C. Eeeves was associated with his brother 
in business until failure of health compelled him to re- 
tire from active life. He first saught the mountains of 
Tennessee, but not regaining health went to San Antonia, 
Texas, and finding no relief came back to Birmingham, 
Ala., where he died in 1894. 

i Virginia A. Nowlin Eeeves was married the second 
time to Lamar Thomson of Birmingham, Ala. a short 
time after the death of her youngest son and lived very 
happily for some three years, but was called to the other 
side 27 January, 1896. She was one of nature's noble 

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women in all of the relations of life, as a daughter, sister, 
mother, and wife, affectionate, trustworthy, unselfish, and 
generous to a fault. 

Nowlin - McCaully - Bobbins. 

iii John Lanier Nowlin, son of Armistead S. and 
Mary Eliza Ann Lanier Nowlin, married first Laura Mc- 
Caully of White Co., Tenn., 2 May, 1878, who became 
the mother of three boys. She died 1885. 

To this union were 

1 Edward A. Nowlin; born 24 May, 1879, in White Co.» 

2 George A. Nowlin; bom 18 February, 1881. 

3 Laura Davis Nowlin; born 28 February, 1885; perpetuates 
his mother's name. 

Nowlin - Hays. 

1 Edward A. Nowlin married Annie Hays of De- 
Kalb Co., Tenn., about 1897. Ed., as he is called, is a 
rustling energetic business man doing well financially. 
He lives near Sparta, Tenn. 

To Edward A. and Annie H. Nowlin were given 

I Gladdis Nowlin; born 30 January, 1899; died 12 March, 
II Edward Paul Nowlin; bom 11 February, 1900. 
ni Grade Virginia Nowlin; born 22 May. 1902; died 15 Sep- 
tember, 1902. > 
rV John Lanier Nowlin; bom 8 September, 1903. 
V James Nowlin; born 12 October, 1905. 
Two little boys dead; not named. 

Nowlin - Moss. 

2 George A. Nowlin, son of John Lanier and Laura 
M. Nowlin, married Miss Mary Moss, teacher in BQgh 
School in Saprta, Tenn. They are blessed with three 

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Residence of John L. Nowlin, Sparta, Tenn. 

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I Charles L. Nowlin; born 12 December, 1909. 

II Elizabeth Nowlin; born 30 November, 1911. 

Ill George A. NowUn, Jr.; born 12 March, 1914. 

2 George A. Nowlin is a very popular business man. 
Was for a number of years bookkeeper for the Clifty 
Coal Co. of White Co., Tenn. He occupied this position 
at good wages and in a manner pleasing to all interested. 
At present is established in a remunerative mercantile 
business as a member of the firm of Stacy, Knowles & 
Nowlin, in Sparta, Tenn. He is far above average in a 
business way. 

3 L. Davis Nowlin went to Texas, married, and 
moved back to Tennessee. He has one child. 

iii John L. Nowlin, son of Armistead S. and Mary 
Eliza A. Lanier Nowlin, married the second time Amanda 
Bobbins in White Co., Tenn. 

From this union were bom 

Children : 

1 Joseph Herman NowUn; born 7 November, 1889; died 
5 June, 1890. 

2 Mary E. Virginia Nowlin; born 21 April, 1892; died 5 
January, 1895. 

3 James Lamar Nowlin ; bom 14 May, 1895, in Sparta, Tenn. 

4 Ruth Enzenia Nowlin; bom 24 April, 1897, in Sparta, 

5 John Leroy Nowlin; born 13 February, 1900; died 15 
November, 1901, in Sparta, Tenn. 

6 Richard Nowlin; bom January, 1904, in Sparta, Tenn. 

iii John L. Nowlin is a very influential man in the 
community in which he lives. He is Stockholder and 
Cashier of one of the National Banks of the town where 
he resides. He is a consistent member of the Christian 
Church and is looked up as a standard of morals in fair 
dealing. He was Clerk of the Circuit Court of his county 
for twelve years in succession. He has from his boy- 
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and has accomplished much in this line. He has played 
the father's part well in conndling his children and lead- 
ing them on to prosperity. 

Amanda Bobbins Nowlin, his wife, has been a mother 
to the motherless, a true and devoted wife and useful in 
every capacity in which she has been called ; industrious 
to a fault and well adapted to the conditions around her. 

Nowlin - Stewart. 

iv David Witt Nowlin, son of and youngest child 
of Armistead S. and Mary E. A. Lanier Nowlin, married 
Martha Eoss Stewart of White Co., Tenn., 28 June, 1882. 


1 Charles W. Nowlin; bom 15 April, 1887. 

2 Mona A«:nes Nowlin; bom 11 January, 1889. 

iv David W. Nowlin was an industrious man and 
a great comfort to his mother. He now lives in Texas. 
His wife has been dead several years. 


For more than fifty years the Nowlin and Crook 
families have been associated intimately together, not 
through inter-marriage but friendly relations and neigh- 
borly kindness that have not succomed to the testing 
through the weight of trials for years. So much so is 
this kindred sympathy and respect that this record would 
seem incomplete without a mention of them also, for to 
each of them it 

*'Was most blessed days, pioneer days. 
Some sixty years ago 
When by the firelight ^s ruddy haze 
Our cheeks were all aglow.'' 

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Farm Residence of James E. Nowlin in Tennessee. 
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In mid-winter in 1851 Armistead Shelton Nowlin 
came from Virginia to White Co., Tenn., now a portion 
of Cumberland County, its having been taken from 
White. He decided to remain for a while at least and 
bought a large acreage of land with the Roadside Inn, 
known as the Crook Tavern, from Honorable John Crook 
who was a grand citizen and one of nature ^s noble men; a 
father and patriot. He was Justice of Peace for fifty 
years and his decision was law to the people. He was a 
peace maker between all feuds, often going down into his 
pocket to settle them satisfactorily. He was a man who 
could be relied upon in any emergency, making smooth 
the rough places and seeing things as they were; one 
whose noble influence was felt in the masses among the 
people with whom he was associated. 

We find Hon. John Crook later in life about 1865 
located four miles west of Sparta, White Co., Tenn., with 
an adjoining farm to Col. Armistead S. Nowlin, who had 
preceded him about four years, and where remains the 
old homesteads of each in a state of preservation where 
each of these tried friends passed off the stage of life. 
His posterity are many and all do credit to his name in 
following his footsteps in honesty, patriotism, liberality 
and deep religious devotion. 

He married Sarah Brown of White Co., Tenn., whose 
moral influence helped to make him the man he was and 
bring their children up as intelligent men and women of 
truly high sense of moral worth. 

To Hon. John and Sarah Brown Crook were given 
Children : 

I Jane Crook; married first, Alvin Truett; second, Jona 
Forschee of Meags Co., Tenn. She is dead. 
II Mary Crook; married Summerfleld Broyles, Cumberland 
Co., Tenn. Now resides in White Co., Tenn. 

III Elizabeth Crook; married Andrew Kimmer. She is dead. 

IV Calvin B. Crook; married Sarah Kimmer; second, Mrs. 
Lou Brewster Earl. 

V Margaret Crook; married James White, Rhea Co., Tenn. 

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She is dead. 
VI Isabelle Crook; married Lawson Simms, White Co., 

Tenn.; resides In Sparta, Tenn. 
VII David Crockett Crook; married Sallle Tarver of Alabama. 

He is dead. 
Vni Nannie Crook; married Louis Cass. She Is dead. 
IX Sallle Crook; married Thomas Mitchell. She Is dead. 
X Emma Crook; married a Howard of Arkansas. She la 

'*0, ye friends of my youth and of life's later age, 
Thy names are inscribed on time's fitful page; 
Still enshrined in my soul with all that is dear, 
Are the names of my friends in characters clear/' 

Of this goodly number only three survive, Mary, 
Isabelle, and Calvin B., to tell anew the many experi- 
ences of their lo^ig and useful lives, having passed 
through the struggles that comes to all who have reared 
and educated a family of children. To this trio many 
eventful and stirring scenes have come, trials almost un- 
surmountable that place them at the foot of the cross 
to intercede for direction. Ofttimes beset with thorns 
their childhood of pioneer days, the eventful years of 
Civil War have each usurped their rights in their lives. 
In this family spirituality reigns supreme. Their nob- 
lest aim is to seek out Him who bore the cross for all, 
and this characteristic has been transmitted to their de- 
scendants. Not every family can boast of a birth which 
by right of lineage inherits those spiritual tendencies. 

Esq. Crook as he was styled was a leading citizen 
and honored for his manliness and nobility of spirit. 
Indeed, he was a descendant of some pure Welsh stock 
noted for their liberality and kindness. He had been 
located on Cumberland Mountain for years and although 
the people were scattered at a distance yet they knew 
him. He had looked after grazing cattle and this hotel 
for years, which had been remunerative to him and a 
great convenience to the traveling public. It was sit- 

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nated some twenty miles east of Sparta on the Nashville 
and Knoxville turnpike road. It was indeed pioneer days 
and bnt sparsely settled. It was twenty miles to a post- 
office, twenty to a doctor and twenty to a town. 

After the house changed landlords it was given the 
name Virginia House and was conducted by Mrs. Mary 
E. A. L. Nowlin, second wife of Armistead Shelton Now- 
lin. It being extremely cold weather both families, the 
Nowlins and Crooks, occupied the house for the winter. 
Out so far from habitation in the quiet mountain where 
not a sound save the cricket, the frog in the distant glade 
to be heard, where rude nature swayed with the sighing 
or moaning of the pine tree, the majestic oak or hickory- 
nut sweeping through sylvan vale bending to kiss her 
mantle of snow with unseen hands. Ah ! sweet, dreamy, 
dear, enchanting scenes return to bless poetic childhood 
which has listed oft and long to its Syrian influence when 
nothing but a deer or perhaps a bird was seen with now 
and then some traveler on route to Kjioxville, stopping 
only for refreshments. It was here in this home the 
writer spent some of his blissful boyhood days with the 
Crook family. 

''0, blessed memories now rife. 
They bring back joys of childhood life. 
So far from worldly care and strife — 
The dearest, sweetest part of life.*' 

It was here that David Crockett Crook, the second 
son of the family, and the writer were boys united in 
thought and action and spun the web for a grand and 
glorious future. When the Civil War broke out they 
both went into service. He was captain of his company 
and at the close of the War was colonial of his regiment. 
He was almost mortally wounded while his companion 
(James Edmund Nowlin) came through without a scar. 
He came out a preacher, the latter a teacher. He was 
more than a bosom friend. When h^ had been shot 

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through with a minnie ball he called to his side this 
friend saying '* James, if I die tell my father and 
mother I fell as a soldier in line of duty, but I 
do not think I will die now although I am severely 
wounded. I have promised God if he will spare 
my life I shall spend the remaining strength to His 
praise and glory trying to induce others to forsake the 
error of their way and I believe my prayer has been 
heard and I shall be a preacher of righteousness some 

Crockett, as he was termed, was bom in White Co., 
Tenn., in 1837; was converted at Pleasant Hill Camp- 
meeting in the autumn of 1853. He entered Burrett Col- 
lege, studied four years preparatory to the study of law, 
leaving school in 1860. Sometime after with the experi- 
ence of the War, he turned his attention to the ministry; 
was licensed a preacher in 1866. He, thinking a warmer 
climate more conducive to his health, was transferred to 
the Alabama Conference in 1870 where he remained and 
married a Miss Sallie Tarver. She died leaving three 
children. He married the second time. He only lived a 
short time afterward; was happily married each time. 
He left his last wife with the three promising children 
of the first, who are grown and accomplished to mourn 
his loss, in addition to many of the brethren and sisters, 
kindred and friends, who were loyal to his great name. 

He was a man of unquestioned courage ; as a soldier 
had no fear; as a Christian minister equally as fearless; 
pure and spotless before God. His thoughts were high 
and lofty and hq was a faultless advocate, useful and 
impressive ; was held in high esteem by all who knew him. 
His ministry was one of power, often rising to the height 
of sublime eloquence. As friends, relatives, and com- 
panions, we all feel to cherish the memory of this great 
divine and with the milk of human kindness we exclaim, 

** Peace to thy ashes. 
Rest to thy soul.'' 

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**0, Sacred Shrine! where love light gleams 

The source from whence all blessings flow, 

'Tis heaven's court above. 

World wearied ones seek bliss supreme, 
Ahl deem it not a fleeting dream 
'Tis tangable, 'tis real/' 

Nowlin - Davis. 

VII ©Bryan Ward Nowlin (©Richard Wade, ©Bry- 
an Ward I, ©James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), 
was bom in Kentucky, 7 June, 1813, married Lucy N. 
Davis of Hempstead Co., Ark. He was a popular mer- 
chant at Missouri City where he spent most of his life. 
He died 1 June, 1900. Lucy N. Davis Nowlin was bom 
17 April, 1818, died 9 April, 1869, leaving two 

1 Samuel Davis Nowlin; born 18 August, 1838, Ray Co., Mo. 
11 Elmira Josephine Nowlin; born 1840, Ray Co., Mo. 

Nowlin - Perry. 

i Samuel Davis Nowlin married first Sarah. M. 
Perry, July, 1860. She was bom 5 July, 1839, died 27 
December, 1864. 
Children : 

1 Thomas Bryan Nowlin; born 31 December, 1862; married 
a Winfrey. 

2 Margaret Nowlin; bom 11 December, 1864; married a 

NowUn- Winfrey. 

1 Thomas Bryan Nowlin married Mary V. Win- 
frey, 8 May, 1888. She was born 8 June, 1869. 

I Nellie Nowlin; bom 15 July, 1889. 
n Anna Belle Nowlin; bora 22 February, 1892. 
ni Tbpmas Ward Nowlin; born 10 April, 1897. 

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Nowlin - Henderson 

2 Margaret Nowlin, daughter of Samuel D. and 
Sarah M. Perry Nowlin, married John A. Henderson. 
He was bom in Liberty, Mo., 26 December, 1865, and 
lived to be forty-two years of age. **Bud'^ as he was 
familiarly termed, was a devout Christian, honorable, 
upright in every way. 

1 Samuel Davis Nowlin married the second time 
Martha Clay Skinner, 26 April, 1868. To this union 
were added 

1 Zoda Winona Nowlin; born 5 July, 1869; married WllUam 
Wilkinson, 18 December, 1898; no children. 

2 Cleo Lester Nowlin; bom 5 September, 1871; died 26 
August, 1899. 

3 Tracy Clay Nowlin; bom 7 February, 1876. 

4 Willina Nadena Nowlin; bora 4 June, 1879. 

6 Harrison Davis Nowlin; bom 24 Febmary, 1882. 
6 Egbert Ward Nowlin; born 8 August, 1886. 

4 Willina Nadena Nowlin, daughter of Samuel D. 
and Martha C. Skinner Nowlin, is a graduate from the 
Kansas City school, is a former member of the faculty 
of Kansas University, and has the degree of A. M. She 
has won laurels in the field of scientific research. She 
has accomplished more than many distinguished scien- 
tists who have spent a life time along this line. She is 
the first student of Kansas to receive Bryn Mawr fel- 
lowship where she is now attending and has been ten- 
dered many lofty positions and freedoms that few stu- 
dents aspire. She is justly termed a self-made girl and 
has won all through her energy. Chancellor Strong of 
the University has predicted she will one day be world 
wide authority in her line, science. 

Nowlin - Sneed. 

ii Elmira Josephine Nowlin, daughter of Bryan W. 
and Lucy N. Davis Nowlin, was married first to Dr. John 

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F. Sneed at Missouri City. After his death she mar- 
ried the second time William Paul, a carpenter. 

To Elmira N. and William Paul were given 

1 Minerva Paul. 

2 WlUinaPaul. 

This family live near Joplin, Mo. 

VII Bryan Ward Nowlin after the death of Lucy 
N. Davis, his first wife, married the second time Mrs. 
Minerva Bowls who had been twice widowed before* 
They had no children. 

NowUn ' Johnson. 

IX ®Dr. James Crispin Nowlin (©Richard Wade^ 
®Bryan Ward, ©James, ©James), whose mother was 
Celia Shelton Nowlin, was bom in Kentucky, 16 April, 
1817; studied medicine in Memphis, Tenn., which pro- 
fession he followed until his death, 8 December, 1898, 
at the age of eighty-one years, near San Antonia, Texas. 
He married the first time Ann Elizabeth Johnson and 
settled at Holly Springs, Miss. In conection with his 
practice, he engaged in milling and farming on Cold 
Water until the death of his wife. 

To Dr. James Crispin and Anna Elizabeth J. Now- 
lin were added 

1 Samuel Nowlin; born 12 December, 1837; married Ann 

11 Richard Nowlin; born 8 December, 1840; married Arsr 

bella Gathing. 
Hi James Bryan Nowlin; bom 1 February, 1846; married 

Moliie Manning. 
It Lucy Ann Nowlin; bom 28 February, 1848; married D. 

H. Reese, 
y Moliie E. Nowlin; born 11 September, 1850; married 

James R. Jones. 

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Nowlin - Gathing. 

ii Richard Nowlin married Arabella Gathing. To 
this union were given 


Richard Nowlin. 


Walter Nowlin. 


Oscar Nowlin. 


Sallle Nowlin. 


Susan Nowlin. 


Zora Nowlin. 


Eva Nowlin. 


Lucy Nowlin. 


Ray Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Manning. 

iii James Bryan Nowlin married MoUie Manning. 



Aline Nowlin. 


Albert Nowlin. 


Frank Moore Nowlin. 


Fannie Nowlin. 


James C Nowlin. 


Thomas Nowlin. 


Edgar Nowlin. 


Charlie Nowlin. 


Rex Nowlin. 


Ross Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Rees. 

iv Lucy Ann Nowlin married D. H. Rees. 
Children : 

1 Dr. H. C. Rees; married Vinnie Kennedy. 

I Etta Rees. 

II Clay Rees. 

Ill Olive Rees. 

2 Henrietta E. Rees. 

3 David R. Rees; married Ellen Smith. 

I Nowlin Rees. 

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John C. Rees. 


Sidney Rees, Jr. 


Elizabeth A. Rees; married J. L. Vining. 


Adolphus Rees. 


Samuel Earnest Rees. 


Mary Rees. 

Nowlin - Jones. 

V Mollie E. Nowlin, daughter of James Crispin and 

Ann Elizabeth Johnson Nowlin, married James R. Jones. 

Children : 


William Early Jones. 


Laura Jones. 


Maud Jones. 


Frankie Jones. 


Lucy Jones. 


Edna JoneS. 


Maggie Jones. 

Jones - Seay. 

3 Maud Jones married Henry Seay and has one 

I Edwin Seay. 

IX Dr. James Crispin Nowlin married the second 
time Ann Elizabeth Gathing in Mississippi in about 1855. 
He moved his family to Kerr Co., Texas and settled on 
the Gaudolupe River twenty miles above San Antonia and 
became interested in stock raising. At the commence- 
ment of the Civil War he had about fifteen hundred head 
of horses and several hundred sheep. 

Children : 

i Daniel Crispin Nowlin; born 1 September, 1857. 

ii Henry Moore Nowlin; born 5 December, 1860. 

iii Kate Nowlin; bom 2 March, 1864. 

iv Dovle Nowlin; born 10 August, 1868. 

V Claud Nowlin; born 11 April, 1871. 

Nowlin - Leonard. 
i Daniel Crispin Nowlin married Laura Leonard. 

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To these were added 

1 Bryan Ward Nowlin. 

2 Percy Nowlin. 
8 Bruce Nowlin. 

4 Bumice Nowlin. 

There are other children whose names were not ascer- 

i Daniel C. Nowlin is in the geological snrvey and 
is of considerable ability along the his line of business. 
He has a head of his own and is shrewd, alert in turn- 
ing away from the views of others when not in har- 
mony with his own without giving offence. However, 
he does not fail to be a gentleman in his acts as well as 
his personal feelings. In his makeup he partakes much 
of the early Virginia Nowlins both as to complexion and 
features, and shows an individuality from whence he 
descended. We are pleased to say in the parenthesis 
**He is an Irishman, too.'' 

Nowlin - McElroy. 

iii Kate Nowlin, daughter of Dr. James C. and 
Ann E. Gathing Nowlin, married James L. McElroy. 
Children : 

1 Lillie McElroy. 

2 H. Elvin McElroy. 

3 Nancy Elizabeth McElroy. 

4 Crispin McElroy. 

5 Ura Dovie McElroy. 

6 James L. McElroy. 

Nowlin - Angus. 

iv Dovie Nowlin, daughter of Dr. James 0. and 
Ann E. Gathing Nowlin, married John Angus. 
Children : 

1 J. C. Angus. 

2 Danerie Angus. 

3 Gladdys Angus. 

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The record of James Crispin Nowlin's family may 
have many changes as it has been many years since this 
was furnished, bnt as descendants of Dr. James C. Now- 
lin he has a grand following. He was mnch beloved by 
his acquaintances, relatives, and friends. His nephew 
recalls many sayings of dear ** Uncle Jim'* that have 
never passed out ; a most excellent man and conncellor. 
The following excerpt was taken from his home paper: 

**The hearts of many admiring friends of Dr. James 
Crispin Nowlin were made glad by the return of that 
gentleman to his beautiful mountain home near Centre 
Point after a month's visit to relatives and friends in 
Missouri. While in that state the Doctor visited many 
of its principal points and saw most of its attractive 
features, but this sight seeing served only to intensify 
his love for his home in beloved Texas. 

Dr. Nowlin said when he started home Missouri was 
still wrapped in her winter garments, everything was 
bleak and barren, not a green thing was to be seen save 
the wheat that was just peeping above the ground. A 
few days afterwards he arrived at home. What a strange 
contrast was presented to his view. Here he found the 
forest in full foliage, gardens in full bloom, and the 
valleys spread over with a carpet of flowers. Wild birds 
were singing softly to their young broods, tender lambs 
were skipping nimbly about green hill sides while their 
more decorious mothers soberly nipped the luxuriant, 
tender grass ; the blythe whistle of the husbandman could 
be heard in the fields as he moved about the com already 
over knee high, while nature gave promise of a beauti- 
ful harvest. The Doctor said that as an abiding place 
he would not exchange the charms of his home on the 
beautiful Gaudalupe River for those of the whole state 
of Missouri. 

Nowlin - Brooks. 
X Oliva Catherine Nowlin, daughter of Richard 

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Wade and Celia Shelton Nowlin, was bom 20 June, 1819, 
a twin sister of Amanda A. Nowlin, married Young 
Drayden Brooks, 18 August, 1835. He was bom 11 
March, 1811 in Eay Co., Mo., and died 15 January, 1848. 
She died 14 July, 1884. 

To this union were added 

i Celia Ann Brooks; bom 1837. 
ii Peyton T. Brooks; bom 16 March, 1839; died 1839, in 

iii Mary Susan Brooks; bom 22 March, 1840; died 22 April, 

iv Thomas Johnson Brooks; born 25 January, 1842. 
V Amanda Catherine Brooks; bom 14 June, 1844. 

Brooks - Craven, 

i Celia Ann Brooks married Wyatt Craven, Jr. He 
was bom 26 December, 1833, died 22 January, 1876. 

They have 
Children : 

1 Oscar A. Craven; born 26 May, 1857; died in infancy. 

2 Susan Nannie Craven; born 24 February, 1859; married 
J. S. Hope. 

3 Viola Thomas Craven; born 24 September, 1863; mar- 
ried Andrew Rose. 

4 Toung Frankie Craven; born 15 January, 1865; married 
Lula Groome. 


I Henly Groome; died 21 January, 1903. 

5 Lucy C. Craven; bom 26 February, 1870; married John 
Crowley; died 10 April, 1906. 

6 Robert Henly Craven; bom 6 June, 1873; married TiUie 


I Buford Bond Craven; bom 25 October, 1900. 
II Free win L. Craven; born 6 Febraary, 1902. 
Ill Dorwin F. Craven; bom 18 May, 1904. 

Craven - Hope. 

2 Susan Nannie Craven, daughter of Celia Ann 
Brooks and Wyatt Craven, married J. S. Hope. 

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I Willie Hope; born 19 January, 1877; married Julia 

1 Hattle Pearl Hope. 

ii Emma Hill Hope; born 1901; died 1903. 
Ill Viva Francis Hope, 
iv Ralph Craven Hope. 
II Archie Pearl Hope; born la Jime, 1880; married Andrew 
Sullenger; died 7 October, 1908. 

III Cella Ellen Hope; born 28 October, 1882. 

IV Laura Elizabeth Hope; bpm 18 July, 1884. 
V Lena James Hope; born 4 June, 1887. 

VI Lucy Florence Hope; bom 2 September, 1889. 

VII Viola May Hope; born 1 October, 1891. 

Brooks - Craven. 

iii Mary Susan Brooks, daughter of Young iDray- 
den and Oliva C. Nowlin Brooks, was bom 22 May, 1840, 
married A. J. Craven, died 7 August, 1878. 

To these were bom 

1 Young Drayden Craven, M. D.; bom 2 October, 1869. 

2 Anna E. Craven; born 15 February, 1872; died 22 April, 

Craven - Barber. 

1 Dr. Young Drayden Craven, son of Mary Susan 
Brooks Craven and A. J. Craven married Miss Sallie 
Barber and lives at Excelsior Springs, Mo. He finished 
his education from country schools, took ten months 
teachers' course in Kirkville State Normal School, then 
one year in high school at Richmond, securing State 
Teacher's Certificate at County Institute examination. 
He was school commissioner of Ray Co. in 1893 ; served 
one year and resigned. He entered Kentz School of 
Medicine and Hospital in January, 1894. He then took 
a spring course and graduated June 20, 1896 ; won gold 
medal given by Dr. F. M. Coombs on disease of eye, 

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ear, nose, and throat. He was doing general practice 
at the time of his studying. He has now specialized in 
chronic diseases. 

Dr. Craven is a man of marked ability and an emi- 
nent physician in his special course. He is very suc- 
cessful and enjoys a lively practice and is held in high 
esteem by those who know him and is much doted upon 
by his kindred and friends. 

Craven - Colliman. 

2 Anna E. Craven, daughter of Mary Susan Brooks 
and A. J. Craven, married John Colliman. 

I Robin Dewitt Ck>lliinaii. 
n Keith B. Colliman. 
m Beulah Olive Colliman. 

Brooks - Davis. 

iv Thomas Johnson Brooks, son of Oliva C. Now- 
lin and Young Drayden Brooks, married Bettie Davis in 
1870. This union was blest with 
Children : 

1 Infant son; bom and died 19 June, 1872. 

2 Toung Drayden Brooks, Jr.; born 6 November, 1878; 
married 8 October, 1899; had one child; died in infancy. 

3 Viola May Brooks; bom 21 January, 1877; died 1892. 

4 Susan A. Brooks; bom 5 January, 1879; married Decem- 
ber, 1900. 

5 Mary C. Brooks; born 10 November, 1880; married 
Charlie Bradley, 1898. 


I Cecil May Bradley; born 13 January, 1899. 
II Grace Marie Bradley; bora 28 September, 1900. 

III Boy not named; bom 28 August, 1902; dead. 

IV Nannie C. Bradley; bora 1904. 

6 Nannie C. Brooks; bom 25 May, 1882; married Jerry 
Dealy, 1899. 

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I Noel Dealy; bom 18 February, 1900. 
II George Dealy; bom 8 July, 1902. 

7 Ethel A. Brooks; bom 22 July, 1884; married Robert 
Wilson, 4 August, 1901. 


I Gllssie Gertmde Wilson; born 23 May, 1902. 

8 Richard Green Brooks; born 27 Febmary, 1887; married 
Mary Rodman, 30 November, 1905. 

9 LiUie C. Brooks; bom 16 May, 1889. 

10 Minnie P. Brooks; bom 17 January, 1892. 

11 Maggie Brooks; born 2 April, 1895; died 24 May, 1898. 

Brooks - HUl. 

V Amanda Catherine Brooks, daughter of Oliva C. 
Nowlin and Young Drayden Brooks, bom 14 June, 1844, 
died 25 August, 1897, was married to James M. Hill. He 
was bom 7 September, 1835, died 21 September, 1895, 
Ohildren : 

1 Olivia E. Hill; bom 25 April, 1864, Ray Ck>., Mo.; mar- 
ried a Vance; had no children. 

2 Robert L. Hill; bom 27 August 1871; married Svmam 


I Rica HiU. 
II Mercedes Hill. 
Ill Vlrona Hill. 

3 Helen May Hill; bom 14 August, 1874; married L. P. 

4 Carrie Ann Hill; bom 19 August, 1878; married G. W. 


I Ibsen Foulk; killed by the cars in Kansas City, at 
four years of age. 
6 James Henry Hill; born 2 September, 1881; sin^e. 

6 Otta Rook Hill; born 1 October, 1884. 

7 William Jewel Hill; born 4 July, 1887. 

X Oliva C. Nowlin Brooks married the second time 
Wyatt Craven, 21 November, 1858 in Eay Co., Mo. He 
was bom 7 September, 1812, in Tennessee. 

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From this marriage were 
Children : 

i Olivia Zerilda Craven; born 1 September, 1859, in Ray 

Co., Mo.; married John Isley, 24 December, 1878. 
ii Richard Wade Craven; born 23 February, 1862, in Ray 

Co., Mo.; died 20 July, 1865. 
iii Bryan Ward Craven; born 23 February, 1864; married 
Janie Queener, 4 September, 1887. She was bom ^ 
August, 1863. 

Craven - Isley. 

i Oliva Zerilda Craven, daughter of Oliva C. N. B. 
and Wyatt Craven, married John Isley, 24 December^ 


1 C. Forest Isley; born 14 October, 1880; married Allle 

I Kenneth R. Isley; bom 20 June, 1905. 

1 Dr. C. Forest Isley is a very popular and suc- 
cessful physician at Excelsior Spring, Mo. He is as- 
sociated with Dr. Y. Drayden Craven and they each 
have a lively practice. 

Craven - Queener. 

iii Bryan Ward Craven, son of Oliva C. N. B. and 
Wyatt Craven, married Janie Queener. 

To this union were bom 
Children : 

1 Wyatt J. Craven, Jr.; born 19 October, 1888. 

2 Estella L. Craven; bom 25 June, 1890. 

3 Olive Craven; born 22 May, 1891. 

4 Roy Craven; born 8 November, 1892; died 7 September,. 

5 Hanie M. Craven; born 27 May, 1894. 

6 Ola Craven; bom 2 November, 1895. 

7 Elma Craven; born 8 November, 1897. 

8 Alice Craven; born 9 April, 1902. 

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Nowlin - McCroskie. 

XI Amanda A. Nowlin, daughter of Richard Wade 
and Celia Shelton Nowlin, bom 20 June, 1819 in Tennes- 
see, married James Louis McCroskie, 25 December, 1840. 
Uncle Louis was a genial, jovial, clever Scotchman, ex- 
ceptional in sickness or any capacity he could serve. Both 
were of Bay Co., Mo. She died 30 April, 1880. He lived 
a number of years after her death. 

I Oliva C. McCroskie; died In infancy. 

II Nancy Elizabeth McCroskie; born 14 August, 1842. 

ill Robert Henry McCroskie; born 16 October, 1844; died 

1 April, 1864, at Leavenworth City, Kansas. 
Iv Mary Ann McCroskie; born 17 December, 1846; died 6 

January, 1847. 
V Bryan Josephus McCroskie; bom 7 August, 1848, married 

Elisabeth Clevenger, December, 1871. 
y1 John Nowlin McCroskie; bom 30 December, 1861; died 

7 November, 1879. 
vil Emma Golsbay McCroskie; born 26 June, 1855; married 
vlli Samuel Haynes McCroskie; born 6 October, 1858; single; 

lives In Canada. 

McCroskie - Clevenger. 

r Bryan Josephus McCroskie married Elizabeth 
Clevenger. To this union were added 

1 Bryan J. McCroskie, Jr.; born 10 Decemebr, 1872; died 
In Saline, Kansas, 16 December, 1879. 

2 Minnie McCroskie; born 10 December, 1873; died In In- 

3 Maggie McCroskie; bom 25 July, 1875; married James 
Niles, 11 March, 1892. 


I Marjorle Niles; bom August, 1894. 

4 Mertle McCroskie; bom 9 November, 1877; married 
George Miller, September, 1898. 


I Glenn Miller; bom 7 June, 1899. 

5 James Louis McCroskie; bom March, 1880; married. 

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6 Carrie McCroskle; born April, 1882, in Kansas; married 
Smith Hollinger, about 1901. 


I Salina Smith Hollinger; born 1908. 

7 Clide McCroskie; bom 30 May, 1888. 

8 Joseph Wheeler McCroskie; born August, 1894. 

McCroskie - Clevenger. 

vii Emma Golsbay McCroskie, daughter of Aman- 
da A. Nowlin and James Louis McCroskie, married Sam- 
uel L. Clevenger, 1 November, 1883. He was bom 1 Sep- 
tember, 1848. 

1 Viva Folsom Clevenger; bom 3 February, 1886; dead. 

2 Grover Cleveland Clevenger; born 19 May, 1888; attend- 
ing Normal Academy, Annapolis. 

3 Mmira B. Clevenger; bom 12 October, 1892. 

4 Winston W. Clevenger; born 1894; died in infancy. 
6 S. Golden Clevenger; bora 5 May, 1896. 

Nowlin - Wyman. 

XTT Axdelia Pauline Nowlin, daughter of Richard 
W. and Celia Shelton Nowlin, born in Henry Co., Tenn., 
1 March, 1822, married Mark H. Wyman in 1843. These 
were blest with a posterity. The compiler visited Aunt 
Axdelia in 1906 near Excelsior Springs, Mo., found her 
to be a plain lady, spoke her thoughts strictly, honestly, 
and truthfully. She was lovable for her simplicity and 
earnestness. She died 27 June, 1908, having survived 
her husband a number of years. 

Mark H. Wyman was bom 1820. He was reputed 
as a generous, free hearted, liberal Scotchman given to 
hospitality, kind and useful to those around him, and 
was beloved by those who knew him. 

Ajdelia P. Nowlin Wyman and Mark H. Wyman had 

i Martha E. Wyman; born 23 May, 1849, in Ray Co., Mo. 
ii William H. Wyman; bora 3 April, 1854. 

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iU Celia E. Wyman; born 30 AprU, 1856. 

iy Mary C. Wyman; bom 23 November, 1869. 

Wyman - Thomas. 

i Martha E. Wyman married John H. Thomas in 
1865. He was bom 3 December, 1843 in Orange Co., N. 0. 
She died 12 September, 1899. 


1 Flora Thomas; born 23 June, 1866; married 5 March, 
1896, William R. Ambercromle; bom 4 December, 1863r 
in Fairwater, Wia. 

2 Lena L. Thomas; born 18 April, 1868, in Missouri; mar- 
ried M. J. D. Blakely, 3 August, 1884. He was bom in 1864. 

3 Aurora B. Thomas; bom 19 February, 1870, in Missouri; 
married A. J. Davis, 14 September, 1891. He was bom 
10 December, 1869. 

4 Anna M. Thomas; bom 19 July, 1872, in Missouri; mar- 
ried Judson Minor, 17 September, 1900. He was bom 

i Martha E. Wyman Thomas died 12 September^ 
1899. John H. Thomas, her husband, married the second 
time Marinda W. Greene, 4 September, 1902. She was 
bom 7 September, 1858, in Newport, B. I. 

Wyman - Philips. 

ii William H. Wyman, son of Ardelia P. Nowlin 
and Mark H. Wyman, married Margret Philips. To 
the were bom 

1 Charles H. Wyman; bom 2 November, 1883; married 
Mabel L. Williams, 12 August, 1906. They have one 

I Lloyd Wyman; bom 6 January, 1908, in Kansas. 

2 Lena M. Wyman; born 18 April, 1890; Johnson Co., Kan. 

3 John F. Wyman; bom 13 September^ 1891, Johnson Oo.^ 

4 Earl Wyman; bom 3 October, 1895, Johnson Co., Kan. 

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Wyman - Thomson. 

iii Celia E. Wyman, daughter of Ardelia P. Nowlin 
and Mark H. Wyman, married William M. Thomson, 12 
October, 1873. He was bom 4 July, 1853. 
Children : 

1 Effie Thomson; born 8 July, 1874; died 17 August, 1876. 

2 Allen M. Thomson; born 28 June, 1876; married Aneta V. 
Emperon, 22 June, 1902. She was bom 28 June, 187S, 
in Sonoma, Calif. 


I Louis Thomson; born 2 June, 1905, in California. 

3 Harry M. Thomson; born 26 February, 1882, in Ray Co., 
Mo.; married Hannah Wholf, 22 July, 1900. She was 
bom 29 October, 1881. 


I Walter Thomson; born 22 August, 1903; Ray Co., 

II Ruby Thomson; bom 8 August, 1905, Ray Co., Mo. 
Ill Clarence A. Thomson; born 25 February, 1908, 
Ray Co., Mo. 

There are other children in this exemplary family, 
but efforts to secure their names were futile. 

Wyman - Brown. 

iv Mary C. Wyman, daughter of Ardelia P. Nowlin 
and Mark H. Wyman, married Thomas Brown, 26 March, 
1882. He was born 19 June, 1852. 


1 Louella Brown, bom 16 April, 1883, is a teacher 
of promise, a lovable and popular lady ; has many friends 
and is doing a good work in her line. Her family lives 
near Excelsior Springs, Mo. 

Wyman - Cheslier. 

Paulina Wyman, second daughter of a J. F. Wyman, 
whose record was not obtained, was bom 3 November, 

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Aunt Zerilda C. Nowlin Bates. 

"Living every hour in patience 
With a firm and steadfast will." 

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1846 and married William T. Cheslier, bom 3 February, 

To this imion were bom 

1 Richard E. Cheslier; horn 26 April, 1865. 
ii Lida A. Cheslier; born 19 October, 1867; married Edward 
McMuUln, 19 December, 1888. He was bom 3 June, 1866; 
no children. 
Ill John H. Cheslier; bom 8 October, 1870. 
Iv Albert Sidney Cheslier; bom 17 July, 1872; died 3 Sep- 
tember, 1872. 
y Addle T. Cheslier; bom 26 January, 1874; died 26 Feb- 

mary, 1875. 
yl Lucy Leylnle Cheslier; bom 24 June, 1876; died 23 Sep- 
tember, 1892. 
yill William P. Cheslier; bora 6 March, 1878; married Annie 
L, Schooley, 1 April, 1907. She was bom 6 September, 

I Ida Paulina Cheslier; bom 27 July, 1908. 
ylli Robert Omer Cheslier; born 3 December, 1882. 
ix Henry Clay Cheslier; born 30 May, 1888; died 3 Sep- 
tember, 1888. 
X James R. Cheslier; born 30 July, 1889. 
xl Maud J. Cheslier; bom 14 December, 1893. 

Nowlin - Bates. 

XIII Zerilda C. Nowlin, daughter of Richard Wade 
and Celia Shelton Nowlin, was bom in Henry Co., Tenn., 
8 November, 1823, and came with her father's family to 
Missouri in 1837. She married William D. Bates, 26 
January, 1842, and became the mother of twelve children, 
nine daughters and three sons. 

She is one of the most quiet, gentle, and lovely 
women that one could find, industrious almost to a fault, 
an example of ''still water runs deep.'' She is perfectly 
devoted to the interest of her large family and though now 
ninety-three years of age, she is all the time engaged in 
her work preparing some useful article for some mem- 
ber of her famly or friends. She is living in Excelsior 

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Springs, Clay Co., Mo., only a few miles from the place 
of her marriage and the scenes of her young womanhood, 
enjoying the esteem and confidence of an extensive ac- 
quaintance and relationship. 

William D. Bates, her husband, was bom in Vir- 
ginia, 23 July, 1818. He was a successful farmer, spent 
the remainder of his life after his marriage on a farm 
near Vibbard in Bay Co., Mo. 

To Zerilda C. Nowlin Bates and -William D. Bates 
were bom 


i GeUa Ann Bates; born 27 October, 1843; married William 

ii Charles Flemming Bates; bom 31 October, 1845; married 

Am Elizabeth Miller, 
ill Richard Wade Bates; bom 14 February; 1847; married 

Mary MUler. 
It Mary Susan Bates; bom 13 August, 1848; married Joel 

S. Petty, 
y Oliva Catherine Bates; born 12 April, 1850; married 

William Clevenger. 
Yi Henrietta Frances Bates; bom 28 October, 1851; died 

23 March, 1852. 
yii Nancy Elizabeth Bates; born 26 December, 1853; lives 

in Kansas City. 
Yiii Lucy Peyton Bates; bom 26 Febmary, 1856; died 20 
December, 1866. 
ix Virginia Eveline Bates; bom 24 December, 1857; mar- 
ried R. P. Craven; died 24 August, 1892. 
X Eudora Ellen Bates; bom 1 October, 1860; died 12 Feb- 
mary, 1865. 
xi William James Bates; bom 23 March, 1864; married 

xii Effie May Bates; bora 28 October, 1866; married Jno. F. 

Bates - Darnold. 

i Celia Ann Bates married William Damold, 25 
July, 1867. He was bom 3 July, 1845. 

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1 Lucj Ella Darnold;. bom 14 June, 1868; married a arable, 
who was bom 22 April, 1860. 


I May Ella Grable; born 5 September, 1887; married 
Geo. McGuire. 

II Reece Grable; bom 22 April, 1888. 

III Glide Grable; born 18 December, 1891; died 17 
Marcfi, 1904. 

IV Celia A. Grable; bom 18 November, 1893. 

2 Leonora E. Darnold; bom 28 December, 1870; married 
William A. Lee, 18 December, 1887. He was bom 29 
March, 1861; no children. 

3 Henry C. Darnold; bom 25 December, 1871; married Rose 
Wheeler, 3 Febraary, 1896. She was bora 17 February, 


I Monie M. Darnold; bora 20 June, 1897. 
II Cora Daraold; born 22 August, 1899. 

III Henry A. Darnold; bora 4 April, 1901. 

IV George Richard Daraold; born 14 December, 1902. 
V Parker Davis Darnold; bora 14 June, 1904. 

VI Catherine A. Darnold; bora 29 June, 1906. 
4 William Glide Daraold; born 3 Febraary, 1873; married 
Rose Martin, 26 March, 1893. She was born 21 Septem- 
ber, 1874. 

I Sylvia Darnold; born 14 March, 1896. 
II Eugene Damold; born 25 May, 1900. 

III Joseph Darnold; born May, 1903; dead. 

IV James Noble Darnold; bora 22 November, 1904. 

V Ruby Ray Daraold; bora May, 1905. 

5 Mary A. Daraold; bora 21 March, 1874; married William 
C. Ashlier, 10 November, 1889. He was born 26 March, 

Children : 

I Oscar Ashlier; born 22 July, 1893. 
II Jessie Ashlier; born 1 September, 1901. 

III Jered Ashlier; born 5 August, 1904. 

IV Alta Vista Ashlier; bom 4 August, 1906. 

6 Jessie L. Daraold; bora 20 April, 1876; died 20 April, 1882. 

7 Drazillah F. Daraold; bora 13 September, 1877; married 
Charles Miracle, 7 January, 1896. He was born 6 April, 

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I Lawson Miracle; born 10 January, 1901. 
II Lloyd Miracle; bom 4 April, 1903. 

8 Eugene G. Darnold; bom 17 Febmary, 1879; married 
Alice arable, 10 July, 1906. She was bora 22 April, 1880; 
no children: 

9 Charles Richard Daraold; bom 10 October, 1880; married 
Annie Smith, 14 March, 1903. She was born September, 


I Charles B. Darnold; born 2 June, 1904. 
II Chrystal Daraold, born 10 May, 1906. 

10 Early Homer Damold; bora 5 August, 1886; married Rosa 
Boas, 1906. 


I Al Ballade Damold; born 10 December, 1905. 

11 Theodore B. Daraold; bom 16 May, 1887. 

12 Zerilda May Damold; bom 1892; married Charles Schuck. 
25 December, 1905, He was bom 3 February, 1877. 

I Claudia Norma Schuck; bom 16 June, 1906. 
II Infant; bora September, 1907; dead. 

Bates - Miller. 

ii Charles Fleming Bates, son of Zerilda C. Nowlin 
and William D. Bates, bom 31 October, 1845, in Clay Co., 
Mo., married Ann Elizabeth MUer, 28 March, 1867. She 
was bom 24 March, 1849. They settled on a farm about 
six miles from Excelsior Springs, Mo. Charlie, as he is 
termed, is a very successful farmer, a friend to his neigh- 
bor, one whose heart is open for good to those around 
him, and an exemplary father. 

1 Robert Lee Bates; born 23 December, 1867; married 
Maggie May Foley, 19 April, 1892; a succeasfiil grocery 


I Carl Williams Bates; bom 20 February, 1895. 
II Claud Allen Bates; bom 14 January, 1898. 

2 Allen Miller Bates; bom 12 June, 1870; married Sarah 

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Elizabeth McLothlin, 16 January, 1895. She was born 

25 March. 1871. 


I Grace May Bates; bom 25 December, 1895. 
II Eugene Field Bates; born 17 July, 1897. 

III Harry LAvergne Bates; bom 22 December, 1902. 

IV Ronold Allen Bates; bom 18 September, 1905. 

2 Allen Miller Bates is a fine looking speciman of 
manhood and is a hustling, energetic, real estate man in 
Excelsior Springs. He has a beautiful home on one of 
the principal streets of the town and is esteemed a leader 
in all its business enterprises of this section of Missouri. 

3 Anna May Bates; twin sister of Allen Miller Bates; bom 
12 June, 1870; married Freeman A. f\irman, 12 June, 
1900; reside In Rlverton, Iowa. He was bom 3 February, 

4 Lucy Price Bates; born 30 January, 1872; single and at 

5 Susie Bates; bom 3 October, 1873; married Benjamin F. 
Klncaid, 20 February, 1895. 


I Leslie Bryan Klncaid; bom' 20 January, 1897, In 

Ray Co., Mo. 
II Russell Grady Klncaid; born 22 October, 1899, In 

Ray Co., Mo. 
m EUzabeth Klncaid; bom 26 March, 1903, In Ray 
Co., Mo. 

6 Leslie E. Bates; bora 30 June, 1875; married Bessie 
Gawthome, 1 January, 1908. She was born 21 Decem- 
ber, 1881. 

7 William Melvln Bates; bom 2 June, 1877; married Elsie 
Jane Eddy, 24 December, 1902. She was bora 30 May, 

8 Sallle Maggie Bates; bom 12 March, 1879; married Frank 
J. Shoemaker, 14 September, 1904. He was born 8 Decem- 
ber, 1871; died 16 September, 1907. They live at River- 
ton, Iowa. 


I Charles Albert Shoemaker; born 27 October, 1906. 
II Frank Joseph Shoemaker; bom 15 March, 1908. 

9 Ella Zerllda Bates; born 1 January, 1881; single; at home. 
10 Charles Frank Bates; bom 6 November, 1886; married 

Mary Cooper, 22 August, 1902. She was bom 17 March, 



I Lloyd Cooper Bates; born 18 September, 1907. 

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Bates - Miller. 

iii Richard Wade Bates, son of Zerilda C. Nowlin 
and William D. Bates, was bom 14 February, 1847, in 
Bay Co., Mo., married first Mary Miller. She was bom 
26 October, 1850. 

To Richard Wade and Mary Miller Bates was given 



I Sallie Mary Bates; born 30 October, 1871. 

Bates - Craven. 

Sallie M. Bates is a very intelligent young lady. She 
married R. Allen Craven, 16 April, 1908. He was bom 
29 April, 1865, in Ray Co., Mo. 

She never realized she was an orphan, having been 
so tenderly cared for by her step-mother from infancy. 
Thus she was nurtured to womanhood, the only child of 
well-to-do parents, and in return she is an affectionate 
daughter and grand daughter of merit and dotes on her 
aged grandmother. She is an all round woman of in- 
fluence and worth. She has aided in the family history 
along her line in completing this record. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Allen Craven reside in Excelsior 
Springs, Mo. 

iii Richard Wade Bates owns a beautiful home 
about six miles southeast of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and 
has been engaged in farming and stock raising since his 
marriage. He is esteemed a man of fine practical judg- 
ment; an ardent Democrat, and takes great interest in 
everything that pertains to advancement of the highest 
development of his country. He is a good earnest talker, 
a very zealous worker for what he esteems to be the best 
good for his community. 

He was married the second time to E. V. Gant, 22 
March, 1877. She was bom 18 March, 1846. They have 
no children. 

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Bates - Petty. 

iv Mary Susan Bates^ daughter of Zerilda C. Now- 
lin and William D. Bates, was bom 13 August, 1848, 
married Joel S. Petty. He was bom 7 May, 1844 and 
died 15 July, 1902. He was a volunteer in the Confed- 
erate Army, lost one eye in the service. She is a comfort 
and blessing to her aged mother. They have no children. 

Bates - Clevenger. 

V Oliva Catherine Bates, daughter of Zerilda C. 
Nowlin and William D. Bates, married William Cleven- 
ger, 14 October, 1866. She had no children. She is dead. 

vii Nancy Elizabeth Bates bom 26 December, 1853 
in Clay Co., Mo., never married. She lives in Kansas City 
where she conducts a boarding and rooming house. She 
is an energetic, high-minded, charitable, successful 
woman, and a mother to the orphan and a blessing to 
the poor. 

Bates - Craven. 

ix Virginia Eveline Bates, daughter of Zerilda C. 
Nowlin and Wm. D. Bates, married R. P. Craven, 15 
September, 1879, of Clay Co., Mo. They moved to Sa- 
lina, Kan. She died 24 August, 1892. 

They have six 
Children : 

1 Walter Price Craven; born 11 April, 1882. 

2 Grace Graven; bom 2 April, 1884. 

3 Harold Craven; born 8 March, 1886. 

4 Thomas Jewel Craven; born 7 JiCnuary, 1888. 

5 Russell Craven; bom 26 March, 1890. 

6 Virginia Eveline Craven; born 20 August, 1892. 

6 Virginia Eveline Craven is a beautiful and in- 
teresting young lady who has lived since the death of her 
mother with her aunt, Nancy E. Bates, in Kansas City, 
who feels a great interest in her education and training. 

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Bates - Elston. 

xi William James Bates, son of Zerilda C. Nowlin 
and William D. Bates, bom 23 March, 1864, married first 
Ella Elston, 16 September, 1885. She was bom 10 Jmie, 
1864 in Lathrop, Mo., and died 13 September, 1890, leav- 
ing two daughters. 

1 Carrie May Bates; bom 21 November, 1886; intereatine 
young lady. 

2 Vera Ella Bates; bom 30 May, 1888; died 20 May, 1897. 

William James Bates married the second time Lnla 
Adams, 15 December, 1891. She was bom 25 December, 

1 WUliam Nowlin Bates; bom 5 December, 1893. 

2 Kennith Stanford Bates; bom 24 April, 1897. 

William James Lives on the farm his father owned 
and has opened up a large coal mine doing a good busi- 
ness in connection with his farming and stock rasing. 

Bates - Craven. 

xii Effie May Bates, daughter and youngest child 
of Zerilda C. Nowlin and William D. Bates, was bom 28 
October, 1866 in Clay Co., Mo. She married John Fran- 
cis Craven, 21 December, 1892 and has two 

1 John Francis Craven; born 80 August, 1900; died in in- 

2 Zerilda Elizabeth Craven; bom 7 October, 1902; intei^ 
eating little girl; ideal of father and mother; comfort 
to Grandmother Bates. 

John F. Craven stands well with all who know him. 
He is a kind and effectionate father and hnsband, court- 
eous and liberal to all, and it is ** Cousin John'* with the 
kindred for favors and good times. 

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Nowlin - Smith. 

XIV Mary Caldwell Nowlin, daughter and young- 
est child of Richard Wade and CeUa Shelton Nowlin, bom 
in Henry Co., Tenn., 5 September, 1826, was married to 
Robert Jackson Smith of Scotch descent about 1850. He 
was bom 14 April, 1815, near Princeton, Caldwell Co., 
Ky. He was an orphan from birth and when he was 
seventeen wears of age he and his mother, her only com- 
panion, came to Missouri. 

Robert J. Smith was a fine citizen; frugal, industri- 
ous, and became a very wealthy planter. He reared an 
elegant family near Lexington, Mo. Mary C. Nowlin was 
a patient, loving mother and filled her mission in life as 
a faithful wife. She died 6 May, 1891, at Lexington, Mo. 
He died 3 April, 1891, in Lafayette Co., Mo. Both are 
lying side by side in the cemetery of Lexington, Mo. with 
their daughter, Lucy C. Ardinger, under a monument 
with the beautiful inscription, ''I am the resurrection 
and the life.'^ 

To Mary Caldwell Nowlin Smith and Robert J. Smith 
were given 

i Lucy Catherine Smitb; born 12 February, 1852; died 

17 June, 1894. 
11 Susannah Elizabeth Smith; bom 9 May, 1858; died 9 

April, 1886. 
HI Mary Alice Smith; bom 21 March, 1855. 
Iv Thomas Bryan Smith, bom 2 March, 1857. 
T Sallle Carter Smith; bom 5 October, 1861. 
Yi Fanny Robert Bums Smith; born 28 October, 1866. 

Smith - Ardinger. 

i Lucy Catherine Smith, oldest child of Mary Cald- 
well Nowlin and Robert J. Smith, married John P. Ar- 
dinger of Virginia, 15 October, 1873 and died in Lexing- 
ton, Mo., 17 Jnne, 1894. 
Children : 

1 Mary Smith Ardinger; bom 3 August, 1874; married 

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William Gath Thompkine of Kansas City, Mo., 2 Decem- 

ber» 1902. He was bom 5 April, 1871. 


I Eugenia Ardinger Thompklns; born 28 July, 1906. 
2 John P. Ardinger; bom 16 April, 1877; died 22 June, 1885; 

accidently shot 
8 Robert Chalmers Ardinger; born 18 March, 1879; mar* 

ried Estelle Blanchard Shackleford of Nelson, Mo., 15 

October, 1902. 


I Lucy Kathryn Ardinger; bora 20 September, 1904. 
II Nell Shackleford Ardinger; bora 28 September, 
4 Horace Chester Ardinger; bora 2 June, 1881; married 

3 Febraary, 1908, Frances Elizabeth Tucker of Louisina, 

6 James Berry Ardinger; bora 29 April, 1883; married 20 

October, 1908, Minnie Bernice Starr of Pittsburg, Kan. 
6 Eugenia Dixie Ardinger; born 24 June, 1886. 

Also three daughters and one son; all died in infancy. 

John P. Ardinger was another war veteran of the 
late Civil War on the Confederate side. He was Major 
in the Cavalry command of Gen. J. B. Stewart and fought 
in the first two battles of BuURun, at Gettysburg, Antie- 
tum, Petersburg, and around Richmond, on the Pennin- 
sular, at Yorktown, on the South Mountain, through the 
Valley of Virginia, and other places. 

Maj. John P. Ardinger was bom 15 August, 1843 
in Beddington, Berkeley Co., Va. He was of German and 
Scotch descent. His parents, James and Eliza Ardinger, 
died when he was a mere boy. He was a most excellent 
man, a kind and affectionate father. 

Smith - Ford, 

ii Susannah Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Mary 
Caldwell Nowlin and Robert J. Smith, married Charles 
W. Ford of Kentucky, 1 January, 1875, died 9 April, 
1886, at Crystal Falls, Texas. 
Children : 

1 Carrie Mary'Pord; born 8 January, 1876; married J. F. 

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Country Home of Mr. and Mrs. Berry Hughes 
near Richmond. Mo. 

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Berry Hughes. 

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Mrs. Alice Hughes. 


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ThUtle of Purcell, Okla. 

I F6rd Thistle; born 11 December, 1905. 

2 Stella Beeding FOrd; bom 13 May, 1878; married Maury 
L. Evans of Oklaboma. 

3 Clyde Berry Ford; bom 2 October, 1881; married Una 
Lavier, in 1900. 

Twins r ^ Efltella Ford; bora 1902. 
I II NeUie Ford; bom 1902. 

4 Anna Brand Fbrd; born March, 1884; married Tom Bran- 
non of Oklahoma. 


I Ford Brannon; bom 5 October, 1905. 

Smith - Hughes. 

iii Mary Alice Smith, daughter of Mary Caldwell 
Nowlin and Robert J. Smith, born 21 March, 1855, mar- 
ried Berry Hughes of Missouri, 5 December, 1875. She 
is a model member from her standard family; had fine 
opportunities and is educated from many standpoints. 
Mrs. Mary Alice S. Hughes is another home builder, an 
affectionate wife, daughter, and mother, whose influence 
is a power in her family; and with a kindly affection 
reaching out to her kindred — so lovely and generous. 

**The beauties of her mind and heart 

Surpass the sculptor's work of art; 

She lives for others' happiness, 

Their hearts to cheer, to soothe and bless; 

By noble deed, true joy secures. 

Soul beauty lives — fore'er endures." 

Mary Alice Smith Hughes and Berry Hughes have 
a most excellent family. 
Children : 

1 Ernest Quarles Hughes; born 16 April, 1878; married 
Ema Smith, 4 May, 1905. She was born 30 June, 1878. 

2 Edward Berry Hughes; bom 10 August, 1879; married 

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Ruby Gamer, 31 December, 1902. She was bom 11 Jan- 

uary, 1882. 


I Francis Hughes; bora 20 October, 1909. 

3 James Robert Hughes; born 26 August, 1880; married 
Rachel Asbury of Richmond, Mo. She was bora 8 Feb- 
raary, 1881. 

4 Elvira Ann Hughes; bora 20 December, 1887. 

Berry Hughes was bom 28 January, 1850, of wealthy 
parents. He is a man of unusual abUity in a business 
way; a model from many standpoints. He is a very suc- 
cessful stock man, farmer, and banker. He holds the re- 
spect and admiration of all who know him or deal with 
him. One feels better after having talked with or being 
associated with him. He is prepossessing and engaging, 
not puffed up but holding himself meekly as a man of 
depth of soul and a lover of his fellow man. 

Smith - Thompkins. 

iv Thomas Bryan Smith, son of Mary C. Nowlin 
and Robert J. Smith, bom 2 March, 1857, married Mattie 
A. Thompkins of Richmond, Mo., 29 November, 1882. 
Children : 

1 Eva Whitfield Smith; born 18 September^ 1883; married 
10 June, 1902, Walter Burke of Kansas City. 

2 Robert J. Smith, Jr.; bom 18 March, 1885; died 30 July, 

Smith - Bird. 

V Sallie Carter Smith, daughter of Mary C. Now- 
lin and Bobert J. Smith, bom 5 October, 1861, married 
11 October, 1882 to Malcom Bird who died February, 1886. 

To Sallie Carter Smith Bird and Malcom Bird was 



1 Anna Bird; bom 22 September, 1883; married February,. 
1909, to Earl Rexroat of Lltterbury, 111. 

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Annie May Bird Rexroat. 

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Fanny R. B. Smith Akers. 

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V Sallie Carter Smith was married the second timie 
to CalvinP. Snoddy of Marshall, Mo., 17 December, 1890. 
Mrs. Snoddy is a kind and generous woman, whose in- 
fluence is felt with all who associate with her, and is de- 
servedly termed the ideal sister. 

Sallie C. S. and Calvin P. Snoddy have one 

1 Calvin p. Snoddy, Jr.; born 29 July, 1896. 

Smith - Akers. 

vi Fanny Robert Bums Smith, daughter and young- 
est child of Mary Caldwell Nowlin and Robert J. Smith, 
bom 28 October, 1866, married John Thomas Akers of 
Richmond, Mo., 27 October, 1885. He was bom 7 Octo- 
ber, 1858. 

Fanny R. B. Smith Akers and John Thomas Akers 
were blessed with 

1 Berry Hughes Akers; bom 8 February, 1887; married 
8 February, 1900, Marlon Casady of Des Moines, Iowa. 

2 Susan Smith Akers; bord 16 August, 1889. 
8 Mary Mallnda Akers; bom 4 May, 1892. 

Fanny R. B. Smith Akers' home is a happy retreat 
for all who have blues or are depressed in spirit. Her 
great heart full of hope and comfort casts a gleam of 
sunshine renewing vitality to mirth again. She is the 
life and good cheer of her household, happy mother and 
wife with a willingness to help in every way possible to 
cheer and comfort her family and kindred and inspire 
them with a great degree of vitality. 

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1 Maj. Armistead Shelton was a veteran of the 
American Revolution; in colonial days a member of the 
house of Burgesses* His home was in Pittsylvania Co., 
Va. He was a slave owner, also had a large territory of 
land. He was a citizen of high morals and high standard, 
a devoted member of the Methodist Church South. He 
was bom in 1753, died 16 June, 1844, married Susan 

The compiler of this history is a great grand son 
of this ancestor through his father ^s maternal line, and 
has as a relic the silver knee buckles worn by this an- 
cestor, also a quaint little trunk in which he kept his 
special papers. 

To Maj. Armistead and Susan Shelton were bom six 
Children : 

I Cella Shelton; married Richard Wade NowUn. 

n Oliva Shelton. 

ra Patty Shelton. 

rv Susan Shelton. 

V Vincent Shelton; married Tertla . 

VI Westley Shelton; married Emily . 

Shelton - Nowlin. 

I Celia Shelton, eldest child of Maj. Armistead and 
Susan Shelton, married Richard Wade Nowlin and was 
mother of Armistead Shelton Nowlin, who figures in the 
Nowlin-Stone Genealogy. (See Nowlin-Shelton). 

' . Shelton . 

V. Vincent Shelton married Tertia of 

Pittsylvania Co., Va. 

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James F. Shelton. 


Samuel V. Shelton. 


William Howard Shelton. 


Edward H. Shelton. 


Richard J. Shelton. 


John E. Shelton. 


Elizabeth Shelton. 


Martha A. Shelton. 


Tazw«ll H. Shelton. 


George W. Shelton. 


VI Westley Shelton, son and youngest child of Maj. 

Armistead and Susan Shelton, married Emily . 

Children : 

1 Augustine Shelton. 
11 John A. Shelton, M. D. 
Hi Bedford Shelton. 
Iv Mary Shelton. 
y Samuel Shelton. 

Shelton . 

ii Dr. John A. Shelton, son of Westley and Emily 
Shelton, married and had three 
Children : 

1 J. Bently Shelton; lives at Elba, Va. 

2 A son; lives at Greenborough, N. C. 

3 A son; lives at Chatham, Va. 


1 J. Bently Shelton was bom 1859 and married 
Victoria in 1885. She was bom in 1865. 

To J. Bentley and Victoria Shelton were bora 
Children : 

I Edward H. Shelton. 
II John C. Shelton. 
Ill Charlie Shelton. 

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The record of Maj. Shelton^s descendants is imper- 
fect, although every effort was made to ascertain full 
names and dates. 


11 Catherine Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward and 
Lucy Wade Nowlin, was bom 26 October, 1779 and died 
24 December, 1830, was married to ©Jacob Berger 
(® Jacob and ©Jonathan), 30 January, 1800. Jacob 
Berger was bom 26 December, 1775 and died 13 March, 

Catherine Nowlin Berger and Jacob Berger were 
blessed with many 

I Lucy Berger; born 26 October, 1801; died 12 November, 
1839; married William Graves. 
II Daniel Berger; born 7 November, 1802; died 4 July, 1878; 
married Elizabeth Nowlin Jones, 26 February, 1829. She 
died 1911. 
m Ghristianna Berger; bom 26 November, 1803; died 12 
December, 1859; married Crispin Dickerson, 30 Novem- 
ber, 1826. 
IV Gapt. Samuel Berger; bom 17 March, 1804; married Hes- 
ter Berger. 
V William Berger; bom 25 August, 1805; died 7 Febmary, 

VI Anna Berger; bora 5 March, 1807; died 26 April, 1885; 

married Meacon Ashley Shelton. 
VII Mildred Berger; born 30 December, 1908; died 23 June, 
1849; married Washington Graves. 
Vm Mary (Polly) Berger; born 24 March, 1810; died 2 Octo- 
ber, 1875; married Nathaniel Wooding. 
IX Rev. David Berger; bora 22 October, 1811; married Jane 

X Elizabeth J. Berger; born 13 July, 1813; died 20 June, 
1852; married David William Nowlin. 
XI James Nowlin Berger; born 16 September, 1815; died 10 

June, 1880; married Lucy Ann Wade. 
Xn Martha Gollins Berger; born 30 November, 1817; died 1 
April, 1850; married Dr. Saunders. 

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XIII George Hope Berger; born 22 November, 1819; married 
Fanny Berger. 

XIV John Wade Berger; bom 22 November. 1821; died 18 
June, 1826. 

XV Rainey Catherine Berger; bom 9 March, 1825; died 12 
January, 1892 at her daughter's, Mrs. O. H. Avery; mar- 
ried first James McHaney and second Booker Jefferson. 

Jacob Berger *^ Uncle Jacob'' was a very religious 
man, but sometimes he would forget to be an example 
of patience. On one occasion in the fall season, when 
man's work was over and the delight for church going 
was made manifest, especially the protracted meetings 
on hand. Uncle Jacob one Sabbath morning went to 
church. He and Aunt Catherine enjoyed the sermon 
highly, was full of the good spirit until on arriving home 
he foimd his cider barrel turned over. This quite over- 
whelmed him, getting closer he found the hogs making 
squill of his favorite drink. This was too much for Uncle 
Jacob and he made use of exceedingly strong language, 
something he never found in the '* Sunday School books," 
to express his displeasure. Aunt Catherine was shocked 
and said, *^ Jacob, Jacob, remember where he have been 
today, that good sermon and what was given us." ^*Yes, 
yes, know, but the preacher didn't lose his barrel of 
cider, nor did he contend with these d hogs." 

Berger - Graves. 

I Lucy Berger married William Graves, 14 May, 
1818. To Lucy Berger and William Graves were given 

i Dayld S. Graves; born about 1820; married Lucy Dicker- 
eon; lives in Virginia. 

ii Peyton Graves; born about 1822. 

iii John P. Graves; born about 1824; family lives in Oregon. 

iv William J. Graves; bom 1826; descendants live in San 
Luis Obisp, Calif. 

y Samuel Graves; bom about 1827. 

yi Tbomas Graves; bom about 1829. 

vii Catherine Graves; born about 1831; family lives in 

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viii Jane GravBs; born about 1833; family Uves in Oregon. 

The present family of Graves must be from names 
and characteristics, etc., descendants of the New Eng- 
land ancestry. Many on this line have distinguished 
themselves chiefly as ministers, some in politics, Benja- 
min Franklin Graves was an able lawyer and circuit 
judge. He was originally Democratic but became a Free 
Soiler. William J. Graves was a congressman ; Alba F. 
Graves an artist ; Hiram Graves a useful pioneer ; John 
C. Graves an able lawyer; William R. Graves an educa- 
tor ; Anson R. Graves a worthy bishop. The southern line, 
many of them, lives near the soil, a number are divines. 

Berger - Shelton. 

VI Anna Berger, daughter of Catherine Nowlin 
Berger and Jacob Berger, was bom 5 March, 1807, died 
26 April, 1885 in Montgomery Co., Mo., married Meacon 
Ashley Shelton, 3 June, 1826 in Pittsylvania Co., Va. They 
moved to Lincoln Co., Mo., in 1834, and lived there until 
old age compelled them to break up their home and live 
with their daughter. 

Meacon Ashley Shelton, son of Crispin and Susannah 
Shelton, was bom 7 July, 1797, in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 
died 11 August, 1873, at his daughter's home in Lincolii 
Co., Mo., age seventy-six years. He and his wife were 
members of the Primitive Baptist Church at Sand Run in 
Lincoln Co., Mo. They were staunch good people. Their 
children were educated, and settled around them. Mea- 
con Ashley Shelton and Anna Berger Shelton through 
industry and economy accumulated good means, had a 
nice home and a well located farm. He was judge of 
county court for many years in Pittsylvania Co., Va. 
All the family are dead except Jacob and Nathaniel 

To Anna Berger Shelton and Meacon Ashley Shelton 
were born 

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Children : 

1 Susannah Catherine Shelton; born 2 November, 1829, 
Pittsylvania Co., Va. 

11 Martha Irby Shelton; born 4 September, 1831; Pittsyl- 
vania Co., Va. 

Hi Jacob Berger Shelton; born 4 August, 1833, Pittsylvania 
Co., Va. 

iv Abraham Cowper Shelton; born 29 November, 1834, in 
Missouri; died 21 October, 1862, in Mississippi. 

V Cloe Elizabeth Shelton; born 18 February, 1836, in Mis- 

vi Christina Mildred Shelton; born 8 April, 1842, in Missouri. 

vii Mary Leigh Shelton; born 8 September, 1844, in Missouri, 
viii Lucy Anna Shelton; born 28 June, 1847, in Missouri. 

ix Nathaniel Meacon Shelton; born 17 March. 1851, Lincoln 
Co., Mo. 

Shelton - Shelton. 

i Susannah Catherine Shelton, oldest child of Anna 
Berger Shelton and Meacon Ashley Shelton, married 
Peachy Gilmer Shelton, son of Cowper Ashley Shelton and 
Mary Leigh Claiborne Shelton, 18 October, 1853. Peachy 
O. Shelton was born 20 September, 1832, in Pittsylvania 
Co., Va., died 10 September, 1912, at the home of his only 
surviving child, Mrs. Willie Martin, Troy, Lincoln Co., 

Susan Catherine Shelton died 8 October, 1912, in St. 
Louis while visiting her brother-in-law. She sur\dved 
her husband only a few weeks and was laid beside him 
in Troy Cemetery to await the morning of the first resur- 

The day Susannah Catherine was five year her 
parents started with her to Missouri. Her father woke 
her up saying, '*Wake up, Susannah, you are five years 
old today and we are going to cross the Mississippi 
Eiver." So they crossed where now stands St. Louis. 

To Susannah Catherine S. and Peachy G. Shelton 
were given 

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Children : 

1 Willie C. Shelton; lioni 80 Atmst, 1854, in Uncoln Co., 

2 Ashley Cowper Shelton; bom 7 October; 1855; died 2 
Februaiy, 1866. 

8 Cbarlee Richard Shelton; born 12 December, 1866; died 

13 April, 1857. 
4 Robert Saunders Shelton; bom 28 September, 1860, in 

Lincoln Co., Mo. 

Shelton - Martin. 

1 Willie C. Shelton, only daughter and oldest child 
of Susannah Catherine Shelton and Peachy Gilmer Shel- 
ton, was bom 30 August, 1854, in Lincoln Co., Mo. ; mar- 
ried Charles Martin 9 May, 1875, at the old home near 
Troy, Mo. Charles Martin is a son of Judge Charles W. 
Martin of Lincoln Co., Mo., and was bom 24 March, 1845, 
in Lincoln Co., Mo. 

To Willie C. Shelton Martin and Charles Martin 
were bom 

I Mary Leigh Martin; born 24 September, 1876, in Troy, 

Mo.; died IS October, 1891, at Troy, Mo. 
n Anna Belle Martin; bom 18 December, 1878, in Troy, Ho.; 

died 10 November, 1896, in Troy, Mo. 
in Robert Saunders Martin; bom 4 July, 1880, in Troy, Mo. 
IV Charles Shelton Martin; bom 8 September, 1887, in Troy, 
' V William Claiborne Martin; bora 6 October, 1891, in Troy, 

VI Lucy Catherine Martin; bora 5 January, 1895, in Troy, Mo. 

n Anna Belle Martin died near her eighteenth 
birthday in the graduating year of her school. Their 
parents had just moved in their new home, when they 
were saddened by the death of their darling girl. 

m Robert Saunders Martin works with his IPather 
in Abstract work. 

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IV Charles SheltoH Mdiilii also works with his 
father in the abstract office. 

y WilUum Claibome Martin is a steHographet knd 
l7l>ewrit^r in St. Louis, Mo. 

VI Lncy Catherine Martin is still in college pre- 
]^ariiig for her future life's work. 

1 Mrs. Willie C. Shelton Martin is a wpman of con- 
siderable attainments. She has represented her Shelton 
family in a most pleasing tnanner and seems gifted along 
the line of genealogical work; is patriotic in views; a 
home builder, wife, and mother. In a sum, she answers 
to the demand of all that is noble and uplifting. We 
commend her for her kind aid in this work to her kindred 
and friends and thank her individually. 

Shelton - Grandfield. 

4 Robert Saunders Shelton, son of Susannah C. 
Shelton and Peachy G. Shelton, was bom 22 September, 
1860, in Lincoln Co., Mo., married Bird C. Grandfield in 
Troy, Mo., 19 August, 1890. She was bom 29 January, 
1866, in Lincoln Co., Mo. She was a daughter of Dennis 
Grandfield, minister in the Christian Church. Robert S. 
Shelton died 23 January, 1896, leaving a wife end three 
children in Troy, where he was Cashier of People's Bank. 
He was buried in Troy, Mo 

To Robert S. and Bird C. G. Shelton were given 
Children : 

I Ruth C. Shelton; born 14 March, 1893, In Troy, Mo. 
n Leigh Shelton; born 23 February, 1896, in Troy, Mo. 
Ill Robert Shelton; bom 27 July, 1890, in Troy, Mo. 

Bird C. G. Shelton and daughters are living in Los 
Angeles, Cal., where she is in the P. 0. Savings Bank and 
the girls in Lelandford College. 

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Shelton - Wells. 

ii Martha Irby Shelton, daughter of Anna Berger 
and Meacon Ashley Shelton, was married to Thomas F. 
Wells of Troy, Mo., on the 10 March, 1852. To this union 
were bom four children, but not one left to preserve the 
name. Martha Irby Shelton Wells died October, 1884. 
Thomas F. Wells died 23 July, 1880. Thomas J. Wells, 
one of the sons, died 28 August, 1882, age twenty-one. 

Shelton - Button. 

iii Jacob Berger Shelton, son of Anna Berger Shel- 
ton and Meacon Ashley Shelton, married Eveline Jane 
Button, daughter of John H. and Mary B. Button, 7 
November, 1855. She was bom 2 February, 1834, died 
6 March, 1902. 

Jacob B. Shelton was a devout Christian, attending 
his duties as such continually. He was made clerk of 
Zion Church, 4 April, 1863, and has held this office every 
day since, also held other important offices for a number 
of years. 

To Jacob Berger and Eveline J. D. Shelton were 
Children : 

1 Ella Crispin Shelton; born 22 March, 1857; died 4 Decem- 
ber, 1857. 

2 Meacon Edwin Shelton; bom 22 August, 1858; died 2 
February, 1885. 

3 Mary Anna Shelton; bom 31 July, 1860; died 2 January, 

4 James Cowper Shelton; born 5 February, 1862. 

5 Nellie Leigh Shelton; born 24 January, 1864; died 31 
December, 1890. 

6 Charles Emmett Shelton; born 6 October, 1865. 

7 Peach Nathaniel Shelton; born 17 August, 1867; died 28 
July, 1868. 

8 Josie V. Shelton; born 1 July, 1869. 

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9 Martha Irby Shelton; born 20 August, 1871. 

10 Susannah Elizabeth Shelton; bom 13 February, 1874. 

Shelton - Motly. 

4 James Cowper Shelton, son of Jacob Berger 
and Eveline Dntton Shelton, married Amy Melvina Motly 
6 Jnne, 1894. She was bom 2 October, 1875. 

To James Cowper and Amy M. Motly Shelton were 
Children : 

I Lucy Lillian Shelton; bom 29 January, 1898. 
n Anna Motly Shelton; bora 30 September, 1902. 
HI James Cowper Shelton; bom 27 December. 1908. 

Shelton - Gardener. 

6 Charles Emmett Shelton, son of Jacob Berger 
and Eveline Jane Shelton, married Sallie B. Gardener, 
daughter of John and Lucy Pearl Gardener, 1890. 

To Charles E. and Sallie B. G. Shelton were bom 
Children : 

I Sallie Branstella Shelton; born 17 July, 1892. 

11 Virginia Eveline Shelton; born 18 October. 1893. 
Ill Nellie Leigh Shelton; bom 14 September, 1895. 

rv Charles Emmett Shelton, Jr.; bom 1 September, 1897. 

V Cynthia Duncan Shelton; bora 24 June, 1899. 

VI Lucy Catherine Shelton; born 20 May, 1901. 

Vn Gertmde Shelton; bom 19 July, 1905. 

VIII Jacob Gardener Shelton; bom 26 November, 1907. 

IX David Nowlin Shelton; born 3 November, 1910. 

X Graydon Shelton; bom 13 November, 1912. 

Shelton - Wagoner. 

8 Josie V. Shelton, daughter of Jacob Berger and 
Eveline J. Button Shelton, married Lloyd Wagoner, son 
of James F. and Nancy E. Wagoner, 1 January, 1902. 
Uoyd Wagoner was bom 7 April, 1870. 

Their home is blessed with three 

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Children : 

I Floyd Berkley Wagoner, Jr.; bom 9 July, 1906. 

11 Millard Cowper Wagoner; bom 17 September, 1907. 

Ill Willie T. W^p^oner; bom 3 P<»cember, 1909. 

Shelton - Jeans. 

9 Marthit Irby Shelton, daughter of Jacob Q^rs^r 
Mid Eveline J. D. Shelton, married W. Virgil Je^ns, 24 
December, 1896. He was bom 18 March, 1873. 
Children : 

I Maurlne Jeans; bom 29 NoYember, 1899. 

n John Berger Jeans; bom 23 February, 1903. 

Ill Virgil Edward Jeans; bora 6 Febmary, 1907. 

rv Robert Lee Jeans; bom 6 November, 1909. 

V Charles Hardin Jeans; bora 19 June, 1913. 

Shelton - Phillops. 

10 Susannah Elizabeth Shelton, daughter and 
youngest child of Jacob Berger and Eveline J. D. Shelton 
was married to Edward Archibold Phillops, 24 Novem- 
ber, 1897. He was bom 9 September, 1875. 

Children : 

I Roma Josie Phillops; bom 25 September, 1899. 

II Shelton Edward Phillops; bora 17 August, 1903. 

III Martha Elizabeth Phillops; born 23 October, 1906. 

IV Eveline Virginia Phillops; bom 8 May, 1908. 

V Willie Lee Phillops; born 1 October, 1910. 

iv Abraham Cowper Shelton, son of Anna Berger 
Shelton and Meacon Ashley Shelton, graduated in the 
Medical School of Philadelphia as a surgeon. He served 
in the Confederate Army and died of fever in Enter- 
prise, Miss. 

Shelton - Machette. 

V Cloe Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Anna Ber- 
ger and Meacon Ashley Shelton, married Alexander 
Machette, son of Charles Chambers and Margarette Brain 

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^Ifud^ette, 2^ 4>^gQ8t, 1860. He was bom 30 Npyeifib^, 
1^ at St. Charles, Mo., died 20 necember, l^9fij ^t 
Fre^erif^owiiy Mo., and was buried at Sedal^^, Mo. ^t^ 
his wife, who died 18 January, 1891. 

To this union were bom eight 
Children : 

1 Elizabeth Hachette; born 1862; died 1862. 

2 lailiaii Machette; born 1 September, 1864; died 1888. 

3 Eugene Machette; bom 1866; died 1866. 

4 Anna Jane Machette; bom 30 Aprils 1868. 

5 Roma Machette; bom 1870; died in infancy. 

6 Annie Machette; bom 18 June, 1872. 

7 Sue Shelton Machette; bora 6 May, 1874; died August, 

8 Henrietta Harris Machette; bora 12 January, I376; died 
18 November, 1898; buried at Los Vegas, New Mexico. 

Machette - Hall. 

1 Lillian Machette, daughter of Cloe E. Shelton Mac- 
hette and Alexander Machette, was married to C. C. Hall, 
son of John L. and Kitty Wells Hall, June, 1886. They 
were married at Booneville, Mo. Her father, pastor of 
the First Baptist Church, performed the ceremony. She 
died 1888 in Albuquerque, N. M. 

Machette - Edgar. 

4 Anna Jane Machette married W. L. Edgar, son 
of Bussell and Louvinia Spoke Edgar of Bopnville, Mo., 
1886. He was bom 1863. They now live in Albuquerque, 
N. M. 

i Lillian Claud Edgar; bora 1891. 

Machette - Hall. 

6 Annie Machette, daughter of Cloe E. Shelto^i 
Machette and Alexander Machette, married C. C. Ha|l, 
son of John L. and Kitty Wells Hall, at Topeka, Kansas, 

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24 April, 1895. She now resides in Hollywood, Calif. 
C. C. Hall was born 23 September, 1857, and was mar- 
ried first to his wife's sister, Lillian Machette who died 
in 1888. 

Shetlon - Hammond. 

vii Mary Leigh Shelton, daughter of Anna Berger 
and Meacon Ashley Shelton, married 24 March, 1863 
Thomas Harrison Hammond near Troy, Mo. Thomas H. 
Hammond was born 1 August, 1839. She died 6 May, 

To Mary Leigh Shelton and Thomas H. Hammond 
were added 
Children : 

1 Robert Leigh Hammond; born 19 June, 1864, in St. Louis, 

2 Cowper Shelton Hammond; born 22 November, 1866; 
near Troy, Mo. 

3 Lucy Claiborne Hammond; born 2 July, 1869, near Troy. 

4 Harry B. Hammond; bom 6 February, 1872, near Troy, 

Hammond - Shopshire. 

1 Robert Leigh Hammond married Hattie L. Shop- 
shire. To them were born 
Children : 

I Mollie Lorena Hammond; born 5 September, 1891, in St 

II Joseph Harrison Hammond; born 16 February, 1893, in 
St. Louis. 

III Cowper Shelton Hammond; bom 2 May, 1895, in St Louis. 

IV Ethel Jane Hammond; bom 28 March, 1903, in St Louis. 
V Virginia Lee Hammond; born 6 August, 1907, in St. Louis. 

Hammond - Cramond. 

n Joseph Harrison Hammond, son of Robert Leigh 
and Hattie L. S. Hammond, married Harriet May Cra- 
mond, 3 December, 1909, in Nashville, Tenn. She was 
born 9 February, 1893 in St. Louis, Mo. 

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To Joseph H. and Harriet M. C. Hanimond were 

i William Frederick Hammond; bom 21 October, 1910, In 

St. Louis. 
11 George Harrison Hammond; bom 4 March, 1912, In St 


Hammond - Wheeler. 

2 Cowper Shelton Hammond, son of Mary Leigh 
Shelton and Thomas Harrison Hammond, married Clara 
Virginia Wheeler, 11 October, 1898, in Troy, Mo. She 
was bom 18 September, 1874. 

Hammond - Kust. 

4 Harry B. Hammond, son of Mary Leigh Shelton 
and Thomas Harrison Hammond, married Annie Mary 
Kust, 21 January, 1897, in St. Louis, Mo. She was bom 
2, October, 1879. 

I Thomas Benedict Hammond; born 27 July, 1898, In St 

Shelton - Semple. 

viii Lucy Anna Shelton, daughter of Anna Berger 
Shelton and Meacon Ashley Shelton, grand-daughter of 
Catherine Nowlin and Jacob Berger, bom 28 June, 1847 
in Lincoln Co., Mo., was married to Robert Baylor Sem- 
ple, 17 August, 1870. Robert Baylor Semple was bom in 
Virginia, 6 September, 1842, died February, 1909, in St. 
Louis. He was a valiant veteran with Robert Lee and 
stood true to the cause through life. He was at the 
head of William Jewel College. Lucy Anna S. Semple 
died 10 September, 1909 in El Paso, Texas at her son's, 
Bert Semple 's home where he had gone to regain his 

To Lucy A. Shelton Semple and Robert Baylor Sem- 
ple were added 

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1 Anna Virginia Semple; born 7 June, 1871; died Janjifi^,. 

8 Robert Baylor Semple, Jr.; bom June, 1873; died Octo- 
ber. 1912. * 

3 James Muscoe Semple; bom June, 1875; died 9 Decem- 
ber, 1903. 

4 Nathaniel Meacon Semple; bom October, 1876. 

5 Robert Cuthbert Semple; bom 14 November, 1878. 

6 William Tunstoll Semple; bom 17 September, 1880. 

7 Virginia Buckner Semple; born 10 September, 1889. 

Sen^ple - Eubank. 

3 James Muscoe Semple, son of Lucy Anna Shel- 
ton and Robert Baylor Semple, married Miss Mollie 
Eubank, February, 1900. He died 9 December, 1903 at 
Tombstone, Arizona. He, after taking a course in Wil- 
liam Jewel College, studied law and settled in Sherman, 
Texas, where he married. His wife had taken him to 
Arizona for his health. She is left a lonely and ^ad wife 
to mourn his death. 

Semple - Ferriss. 

4 Nathaniel Meacon Semple was a native of lib- 
erty, Mo., and a graduate of William Jewel College of 
that city of which his father was at the head. He went 
to St. Louis and graduated from the Medical department 
of Washington University, prepared for an eye special- 
ist and became located in the Humboldt Building in St. 

He married Miss Majory Ferriss, daughter of Su- 
preme Judge Franklin Ferris, in 1909. He died Novem- 
ber, 1913, leaving his wife and two 
Children : 

I Robert Baylor Semple; bom 1910. 
n Nathaniel Meacon Semple; bom 1912. 

Dr. Nathaniel Meacon Semple was known and be- 
loved by his many friends. He took an active part 

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m t^e sumy orgmuz^tione i^iid clubs pertaining to Ids 
profession i^b4 ^ed ip th^ prim^ pf life when all bi9 
BA^rsi^s were beipg put forth w earnest effort- 

Semple - Skelton. 

5 Bohert Ci^thbert Semple, ^fter oompleting his 
education in William Jewel College in Liberty, Mo., 
settled in El Paso, Texas, and is still there in business. 

In 1907 he married Miss Ollie Shelton, and to this 
uiuon were born two 
Children : 

I Anna Semple; born 1909. 
II Richard Semple; bom 1911. 

6 William TunstoU Semple, son of Lucy Anna 
Shelton and Eobert Baylor Semple> was never married. 
He is now teaching Latin in the University of Cincin- 
nati, Ohio. 

7 Virginia Buchner Semple is teaching music in 
El Paso. She has been East in a Conservatory of Music 
preparing for teaching. 

yiii Lucy Anna Shelton Semple and Robert Baylor 
Semple have past behind the veil leaving their children 
a rich inheritance, a life of usefulness and devoted 
Christian characters. Robert Baylor Semple was pro- 
fessor of language in William Jewel from the opening 
of the college after the Civil War until he was called by 
death. A most happy recollection is to recall the good 
our dear ones have done. 

Shelton - Gorges. 

ix ©Nathaniel Meacon Shelton (©Meacon Ashley, 
©Crispin, ©Abraham), whose mother was Anna Berger 
Shelton, was bom 17 March, 1851 in Lincoln Co., Mo. 
His ancestors were natives of Virginia. Meacon Ashley 
had two brothers, Charles and Abraham Cowper, the 

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latter a lawyer who practiced in Henry Co., Va. Cris- 
pin, grandfather to Nathaniel Meacon Shelton, was bom 
1761. He was in the War of Independence. Abraham 
Shelton, great-grandfather, was a member of the house 
of Burgesses in Colonial days and a member of the lower 
house of legislature in the days of Jefferson, Patrick 
Henry, and others, at the first session under the new 

ix Nathaniel Meacon Shelton was judge of the 
Second Judicial Circuit of Missouri for several years 
serving in that capacity with credit and honor to him- 
self and to the utmost satisfaction and confidence of his 

He married Miss Belle T. Gorges, 21 November, 
1878. She was bom 4 April, 1858 in Schuyler Co., Mo. 

To this union were bom four 
Children : 

1 Mabel Claiborne Shelton; born 27 March, 1880; married 
Dr. Wilben Maynard French of Chicago, 24 September, 


I Marjorie French; bom 1904. 

2 Charles William Shelton; born 20 November, 1881, in 
Schuyler Co., Mo. He is a lawyer. 

3 Elizabeth Shelton; bom 9 March, 1884, in Missouri. 

IX Nathaniel Meacon Shelton was educated in 
Troy, Mo. From there he went to William Jewel College 
in Liberty, Mo. He then went to Law School at the Mis- 
souri University at Columbia. 

Berger - Graves. 

VII Mildred Berger, daughter of Catherine Now- 
lin Berger and Jacob Berger, was bom 30 December, 
1808, married Washington Graves in 1831. They moved 
from Virginia to Missouri where they had a very inter- 
esting family. 

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Children : 

i Daniel Berger Graves; born 25 November, 1833; died 31 

May, 1837. 
ii Martha Ann Graves; bom 6 December, 1835; died 8 June/ 

ill Rev. David William Graves; born 28 February, 1837. 
iv Lucy Catherine Graves; born 21 August, 1839; died 6 

December, 1879. 
V Elizabeth Jane Graves; born 11 November, 1843; died 8 

September, 1845. 
vi Dr. James Francis Graves; born 28 May, 1849; died 4 

July, 1905. 
vii Son, not named, twin brother to Dr. James Francis. 

Washington Graves was a tall, angular built man; 
an industrious well-to-do farmer. After his wife, Mil- 
dred Berger, died he never married ; was true td his first 
martial vows although he survived her twenty-five years. 
He was stem in his convictions, of few words, but tender 
hearted. After his death a marigold was found pressed 
between the leaves of his pocket book he always carried. 
He had never spoken of this preference, but they re- 
membered his ardeous cultivation of this flower each 

Graves - Crockett. 

iii Rev. David William Graves, son of Mildred 
Berger Graves and Washington Graves, grand-son on 
paternal line of Charlotte and Peyton Graves and on 
maternal line grand-son of Catherine Nowlin and Jacob 
Berger, bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 28 February, 1837. 
His grandmother Graves' maiden name was Charlotte 
Pickard. His grandmother Berger 's maiden name was 
Catherine Nowlin, daughter of Bryan Ward and Lucy 
Wade Nowlin. 

David William Graves and Julia Ann Crockett, 
daughter of Rev. Dr. William W. and Elizabeth Crockett, 
were united in marriage by Rev. William H. Bumham^ 
18 March, 1863. 

They are greatly blessed in a large posterity. 

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1 Lnejr Catiierfiie QATes; born in Hontgomerf Co^ Mo., 

16 December, 1863; died 22 DeceiAb^r, 1864. 

2 Wflllam Washington Orayes; born in LAOrange Co., Ky., 
13 NoTember, 1865. 

3 James Samne! Grayes; bom in LaOrange Co., Kf., 28 July, 
1867; died in Mantgomery City, Ho., 29 Jnly, 1868. 

4 Mildred Ann GraTes; bom in .Montgomery Co., Ma, 21 
I>eeemt>er, 1868. 

5 Elizabeth Smith GraTes; bom in Montgomery Co., Mo., 
7 July, 1870. 

6 Thomas Francis Graces; bom in Montgomery Co., Mo., 

17 December, 1871; died 17 NoTember, 1872. 

7 Margaret Ramsey Graves; bom in Montgomery Co., Mo., 
7 April, 1873; died in Marble HiU, Mo., 9 Jane, 1896. 

8 Susan Belle Graves; bom in Montgomery Co., Mo., 24 
Febmary, 1875. 

9 David Crockett Graves; bora in Montgomery Co., Mo., 
17 June, 1877; died in Kansas City, Mo., 1 May, 1904. 

10 Frank Webb Graves; bom in Montgomery Co., Mo., 4 
November, 1878. 

11 Edwin Benjamin Graves; bom in Montgomery Co., Mo., 7 
December, 1880. 

12 Julia Muriel Graves; bom in SedgwickviUe, now Smith- 
ville, Bollinger Co., Mo., 22 May, 1883. 

13 Nellie Minerva Graves; bom near Marble Hill, Mo., 16 
December, 1885. , 

Groves - Sewinghaus. 

2 William Washington Graves, son of Rev. David 
William and Julia Ann Crockett Graves, married Helena 
J. Sewinghans, daughter of Gustavus and Helen B. Sew- 
inghaus of St. Louis, 9 June, 1891. 

To William W. and Helena J. S. Graves were given 


I Helena Graves; bom in St Louis, 20 December, 1892; 
died 27 May, 1894; 1 year, 6 mos., 7 das. 

Graves - Reck. 

4 Mildred Ann Graves was married to Dr. John A. 
Eeck of Marble Hill, Mo., 21 August, 1895, by Rev. B. L. 

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I Helen Elizabeth Reck; born at Wbltaker, Ind. Ter., 13 

NoTeinber, 1897. 
it Julia Margaret Reck; bot-n at OklaUoma Cit^, Okla., if 
December, 1903. 

Graves - Bruce. 

5 Elizabeth Smith Graves was married to Rev. 
Charies H. Bruce of Kansas City, 14 Jmie, 1893, by Rev. 
B. L. Bowman. To them Were given 

I Mildred Christina Bruce; bom 2 September, 1894, in Kan- 
sas City. 

n Margaret Elizabeth Bruce; born 12 August, 1896, in Kan- 
sas City. 

m Charles Herbert Bruce; bom 4 December, 1900, Jersey 
Shore, Pa. 

Graves - Kinder. 

7 Margaret Ramsey Graves was married to Mason 
F. Kinder of Marble Hill, Mo., 28 August, 1894, by Rev. 
Lafferty. She died 1896. To this union was given one 

I Margaret Kinder; bom 28 April, 1895. Lives with her 
jgrandmother, Mary Kinder, since her mother's death at 
Marble Hill, Mo. 

Graves - Couper. 

8 Susan Belle Graves married Fred T. Couper of 
Oklahoma City Okla., 23 May, 1906, by Rev. Thomas 
Green. To them were given 


I Arabelle Couper; bom in Oklahoma City, 26 Febmary, 

II Elizabeth Couper; bom in Oklahoma City, 26 July, 1908. 
m Fred T. Couper; bom in Fort Worth, Texas, 19 June, 


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Graves - Campbell. 

9 David Crockett Graves married Miss Nell Camp- 
bell of Columbus, Kansas, 16 April, 1902. To this union 
were born one 


I David Campbell Graves; born 7 April, 1903 in Kansas 
City, Mo. 

9 David Crockett Graves died 1904. His wife and 
child live with her parents in Columbus, Kansas. 

Graves - Brown. 

11 Edwin Benjamin Graves married Miss Ethel 
Brown, Montgomery City, Mo., 15 October, 1911, by Rev. 
W J. Williamson. 

Graves - Milan. 

13 Nellie Minerv'a Graves, youngest child of Rev. 
David William and Julia Ann Crockett Graves, married 
Prof. Fred T. Milan of Maplewood, Mo., by Rev. Frank 

iii To Rev. David William Graves and wife, Julia 
Ann Grockett Graves, were born thirteen children, of 
whom eight are living and five are dead ; and eleven grand 
children, all living but one and doing well. 

2 The eldest son. Dr. William W. Graves of St. 
Louis, after gaining much prominence as a general phy- 
sicican and surgeon, is a Neuralogist and has delivered 
a number of lectures and is now an assistant Professor 
of Neuralogy in St, Louis University School of Medi- 
cine. He is an earnest student in his profession and 
has made several trips to Europe to qualify himself. 

9 David Crockett Graves, who died in Kansas City, 
Mo., in the prime of life, had fine business attainments 
and regarded by all who knew him as a most worthy man. 

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There seems to have been a bright future before him 
when a few days ' sickness terminated his earthly career. 

10 Frank Webb Graves, whose home is in Chicago, 
has been quite sucecssful in all his business undertak- 
ings and is held in high esteem by all who know him. 

11 Edwin Benjamin Graves is connected with R. 
G. White, Henderson Company in Montgomery City, Mo. 
He is of pleasing address and very energetic. 

12 Julia Muriel Graves was born blind, was edu- 
cated in the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis. 
She is a great reader and has good literary and musical 
education ; has composed several pieces of music worthy 
to be published. Though blind she has a most happy 

iii The parents of Rev. David William Graves 
moved to Missouri in 1840 or 1841, when he was a mere 
boy. He recalls many incidents pertaining to his child- 
hood in Virginia. He will never forget the immense 
hogsheads of tobacco his father used to prize and ship 
to Lynchburg; the river and steep hills in going to 
Missouri. His father, mother, sister Lucy, and eight 
negroes constituted the family in their new home in 
Missouri. They were on the road for six weeks. Their 
destination was to his Uncle William Graves. 

His father, Washington Graves, and uncle, William 
Graves, married two sisters, Lucy and Mildred Berger, 
whose mother was Catherine Nowlin Berger. His par- 
ents sent him to school at six years of age. His second 
and best teacher he ever had was his Uncle David William 
Nowlin who married Elizabeth J. Berger, also his 
mother's sister. He gave him a good start in Geometry, 
Phylosophy and Latin. David William Nowlin was a 
thorough Latin scholar and could read at sight. He had 
a well selected library to which Rev. David William 
Graves had aceess and formed a taste for reading Bums, 
Cowper, Bryon, Soott, Bacon's Essays, etc. He went 

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out at sixteen years of age to derk for Wadkins & 
Dewery Co. in Danville, Va. He was offered advance 
prices at the end of the year which he declined as he de- 
sired to return to hisUncle David \'f^lliam Nowlin's school 
for cupid was lurking about there. Several years later he 
entered William Jewel College, Liberty, Mo., where he 
was a student for four years, then he went to the Uni- 
vrsity of Missouri, graduating in the class of 1862, hav- 
ing gained some honors both in William Jewel College 
and the University. 

After building a house on the land his father gave 
him he was married to the only girl of his choice in 1863. 
They lived on the farm for five months when on account 
of one negro man's going to the army and others likely 
to soon be freed they decided they could not make a 
living on the farm so they took charge of the Montgom- 
ery City School in 1863 and succeeded well until barred 
by the iron clad oath allowing no one to teach in Mis- 
souri who had sympathy for the Southern cause. He 
could not take such an oath so in August, 1865, he and 
wife moved to LaGrange Co., Ky., where he took charge 
of LaGrange College which had been founded as a Ma- 
sonic college but was suspended on account of the Civil 
War. He met with success and remained several years, 
but being urged by his father and others, he returned 
to Missouri and took charge of the farm again and suc- 
ceeded but after a few years he was offered a good posi- 
tion in Montgomery High School which he accepted and 
continued until 1881 when he moved to Bollinger Co., 
Mo. and started a school at Sedgewickville, called Graves 
Academy; remained two years when he accepted a posi- 
tion at Patton and remained one year. Afterward he 
took the principalship of the Mayfield Smith Academy 
at Marble Hill; had fine success. Li the year 1900, hav- 
ing been in Bollinger nineteen years, he returned to 
Montgomery City where he will probably spend the re- 
mainder of his days. 

His life has been one of comparative peace and har- 
mony, somewhat trusting to the higher power, smooth 

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going with a dreamy, poetic nature reaching out to the 
infinite. He imparts an inspiring influence to others — 
one of his marked characteristics. It is his magnificent 
qualification as a teacher and preacher that has placed 
him before the public with signal ability; beautiful en- 
thusiasm, tenderness of spirit, and tone of graphic elo- 
quence which constitutes him a gem of epistolary liter- 
ature which has been to him a power in his avocation. 
He with wife and one child, Julia Muriel, is pleas- 
antly situated, having comfortable surroundings, after 
a life of usefulness as. teacher and preacher with some 
farming. He and wife are spending their golden days in 
peace and plenty. He was ordained a Baptist Minister 
in 1858 and has fought the big battles of life that comes 
to most all who rear a large family and bring them up 
to fear the Lord, and is now interested in the Old Men's 
Brotherhood for the pleasure and profit of three score 
and ten. 

Thoughts sxjggbstbd by thb wbathbb in the night op 

October 30, 1912, by Rev. David William Graves 

of Montgomery City, Mo. 

At past the midnight hour I hear the rain 

And wind, sounding as a passing train. 

I thought of the shelter for my head 

And my soft downy bed. 

How comfortable here I lie, 

Secure from the howling blasts anigh. 

How thankful I am for the sheltering dome 

And the dwelling I call my home. 

I thought too of others around 

To whom such comforts abound. 

Are we all thankful as we should be 

For blessings so bountiful and free? 

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From the city of the living to the city of the dead 

My thoughts are suddenly led. 

That white city I view every day 

Whose citizens are wrapped in clay; 

The storms that oft wreck our sky, 

Disturb not those who there do lie — 

But 'tis not they who there abide, 

Tis but the garments they cast aside. 

If not there where are they now! 

To answer correctly who knows how! 

Somewhere in God's domain they must be — 

But just where no mortal eye can see. 

In heaven, some would say — 

But where is heaven, I pray! 

The course and distance, who can tell! 

We know not, but God knows full well. 

The angels that wing our spirits away 

Will not go astray. 

Many questions may arise 

As to where the departed spirit flies, 

But this enough for the Christian to know 

That where Christ is we shall be also. (John 14:3). 

Graves - Jefferson. 

vi Dr. James Francis Graves, son of Mildred Ber- 
ger Graves and Washington Graves, of Montgomery 
City, Mo., was bom 28 May, 1849 and died 4 July, 1905; 
married Fannie Jefferson, 15 December, 1868. She was 
bom 20 January, 1849. 

This union was blessed with 
Children : 

1 Lucy Mildred GraTes; bom 29 December, 1869. 

2 Anna Jefferson GraTes; bom 29 November, 1872. 

3 Fannie Frances Graves; bom 27 November, 1874. 

4 James Washington Graves; bom 11 March, 1877. 

5 WiUiam Adams Graves; bom 8 Jane, 1879; died 1 Sep- 
tember, 1904. 

6 Katherlne Lewis Graves; bora 10 March, 1882. 

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7 Booker Samuel Graves; born 6 August, 1884. 

8 Dorsett Vandeventer Graves; born 22 November, 1886. 

9 Charles Evered Graves; bom 6 September, 1890; lives 
in Montgomery City. 

10 David Berger Graves; born 29 February, 1893; lives with 
his mother in Montgomery City, Mo. 

Graves - Woodson. 

1 Lucy Mildred Graves, oldest child of Dr. James 
Francis and Fannie J. Graves, married William Irving 
Woodson, 21 June, 1899, a teacher in State Normal 
School at San Marcas, Texas. 

To this union were given four 
Children : 

I Irvin Woodson, Jr.; born 29 April, 1900. 

11 Anna Woodson; bom 12 May, 1902. 

Ill Martha Woodson; bom 26 January, 1904. 
rv Fannie Woodson; born 18 September, 1905. 

Graves - Hart. 

2 Anna Jefferson Graves, daughter of Dr. James 
Francis and Fannie Jefferson Graves, born 29 Novem- 
ber, 1872, married Samuel Hart, 24 January, 1894. He 
was a dry goods merchant in Marion, 111. 

They have two 
Children : 

I Fannie T. Hart; born 26 January, 1897. 
II Eugenia Graves Hart; bom 3 December, 1898. 

Graves - Sea. 

3 Fannie Frances Graves, daughter of Dr. James 
Francis and Fannie Jefferson Graves, bom 27 Novem- 
ber, 1874, married Dr. Thomas Jefferson Jackson Sea, 
18 June, 1907, an astronomer stationed at Mare Island, 
Calf. He has charge of the U. S. Astronomical Obser- 
vatory at that place and is regarded as one of the world's 
greatest astronomers. They had one child, a son who 
died in infancy. 

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Graves - KiUam. 

4 James Washington Graves, son of Dr. James 
Francis Graves and Fannie Jefferson Graves, bom 11 
March, 1877, married Miss Florence KiUam of Lincohi 
Co., Mo., 29 December, 1909. James Washington Graves 
is a teacher in the Indian school. Their home is in 
Tapulsa, OUa. 

They have 
Children : 

I Mary Lillian Graves; born' 18 November/ 1910. 
11 James W. Graves; born 22 January, 1914. 

Graves - Gladney. 

6 Katherine Lewis Graves, daughter of Dr. James 
Francis and Fannie Jefferson Graves, bom 10 March, 
1882, married Franklin Young Gladney of St. Louis, Mo. 

Their home is blest with three 
Children : 

I J. F. Graves Gladney; bom 11 December, 1907. 
n John Franklin Gladney; bom 14 July, 1910. 
ni Lucy Anna Gladney; bom 21 March, 1915. 

Franklin Y. Gladney is of Scotch-Irish descent, just 
two generations out of County Antrim, Ireland, a prac- 
ticing lawyer and a graduate of law at Columbia 
University, New York. He is a literature also and has 
had a recent series of articles in the Out Look and Sat- 
urday Evening Post on **Big Business and Trust. ^' 

Graves - Gilliland. 

7 Booker Samuel Graves, son of Dr. James Francis 
and Fannie Jefferson Graves, married Ethel Gilliland 
of Montgomery Co., Mo., 24 November, 1907. He is a 
merchant of Wellesville, Mo. 

They have 
Children : 

I James GiUiland Graves; born 12 April, 1911. 
n Charles Berger Graves; bom 11 December, 1914. 

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Graves - Taylor. 

8 Dorsett Vandeventer Graves, son of Dr. James 
Francis and Fannie Jeflferson Graves, bom 22 Novem- 
ber, 1886, is a teacher in the University at Tuscaloosa, 
Ala. He married a Miss Taylor of Montgomery City, 

Dr. James Francis Graves was a baby three weeks old 
when his mother, Mildred Berger Graves, died and re- 
mained the baby to his father. After he grew to man- 
hood and married he lived with his father the first year 
and Washington Graves was to the Doctor ^s wife a kind 
and courteous father-in-law. 

Berger - Wooding. 

VIII Mary Berger, daughter of Catherine Nowlin 
Berger and Jacob Berger, married Nathaniel Wooding. 
To them were bom 

1 Susan Wooding, 

ii Catherine Wooding, 

iii Mildred Wooding. 

It Buck Wooding. 

V John Wooding. 

▼1 Samuel Wooding. 

Berger - Nowlin. 

X Elizabeth J. Berger, daughter of Catherine Now- 
lin Berger and Jacob Berger, bom 13 July, 1813, died 
20 June, 1852, married David William Nowlin. Her 
history is given more fully in her husband's line. (See 
Nowlin-Berger ) . 

Berger - Wade. 

XI ©James Nowlin Berger, (® Jacob, Jr., ® Jacob, 
Sr., ©Jonathan), whose mother was Catherine Nowlin 
Berger, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 16 Septem- 
ber, 1815; died 10 June, 1880 in Tuolumme Co., Calf.; 

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married Lucy Ann Wade, 11 January, 1842. She was 
born 11 October, 1818; died in same county. 

To James Nowlin Berger and Lucy Ann Wade Ber- 
ger were given 
Children : 

i Mary Virginia Berger; born 14 January, 1843, in Mont- 
gomery Co., Mo. 
ii Daniel Wade Berger; born 14 December, 1845, in Mont- 
gomery Co., Mo. 
iii William Richard Wade Berger; born 14 August, 1849, In 

Montgomery Co., Mo. 
iv Catherine P. Berger; bom 3 April, 1856, in Tuolumme 

Co., Cal. ^ 

V George Henry Berger; bom 9 January, 1857, in Tuolum- 
me Co., Cal. 
vi Harriet Henrietta Berger; born 21 February, 1859; lives 

in Bishop, Cal. 
vii Martha Ann Berger; born 31 December, 1861; lives in 
Bishop, Cal. 

Berger - Bourland. 

i Mary Virgina Berger, oldest child of James Now- 
lin Berger and Lucy Ann Wade Bei'ger, married John 
L. Bourland in Senora, Tuolumme Co., Calf., 13 April, 
1862. He died 11 June, 1905 in Van Buren, Ark. They 
had no children. Mrs Bourland is author of her line and 
is loyal to both Nowlin and Berger ancestry, is all of 
a devoted sister, loving wife, and daughter. Her dis- 
cernment and loyalty to her family are beautiful. 

Berger - McLane. 

ii Daniel Wade Berger married Dollie E. McLane 
in Grace M. E. Church, Senora, Calf., 23 June, 1888. 
They had two children who died in infancy. Daniel Wade 
and wife live on a farm adjoining the old homestead in 

Berger - GUbhs. 
iii William Richard Berger married Flora E. Gibbs 

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in Morgan Chapel, Tuolumme Co., Calf., 29 January, 
1882. He died 25 April, 1897. His wife, Flora E. G. 
Berger, lives at 1634 Walnut Street, Berkeley, Calf. 

They have two 
Children : 

1 James Bourland Berger; born 28 July, 1886. 

2 William Glbbs Berger; born 1 August, 1890. 

Berger - Rowan. 

iv Catherine P. Berger, born 3 April, 1855, mar- 
ried George W. Rowan in Bishop Ingo Co., Calf., 5 Jan- 
nary, 1876. 

They were blest with two 
Children : 

1 Lucy Rowan; born 29 May, 1881; died 10 September, 
1908, at Bishop, Inco Co., Cal. 

2 George Bourland Rowan; born 5 June, 1886. 

1 Lucy Rowan was a lovely Christian character, 
highly educated and a great favorite of her kindred. 
Her death brought sorrow to all of them. 

Berger - Bother. 

vii Martha Ann Berger, youngest child of James 
Nowlin Berger and Lucy Ann Wade Berger, married 
John Rother of New Orleans, 18 February, 1880. They 
have two 
Ohildren : 

1 James Edwin Rother; bom 25 August, 1881; married 
Lavlna May Partridge, 7 October, 1903. No children. 

2 Sophy Luclle Rother; married Adam Martin, January, 

Berger - Saunders. 

Xn Martha Collins Berger, daughter of Catherine 
Nowlin Berger and Jacob Berger, bom 30 November, 
1817, died 1 April, 1850; married Dr. Saunders. 

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To them were bom 
Children : ' 

i Hopie Saunders; married Lafayette Graves. 
11 Kate Saunders; married Thomas Graves. 
HI John Saunders; died unmarried. 
lY James Saunders; died unmarried. 
▼ Martha (Patty) Saunders. 
▼1 William Saunders. 
Yli Fanny Saunders. 
Till Ida Saunders. 

Saunders - Graves. 

viii Ida Saunders, youngest in family of Martha 
Collins Berger Saunders and Dr. Saunders, married 
David S. Graves. To this union were bom 
Children : 

1 William Graves; a railroad man. 

2 Rosa Graves; married Tom Berger. 

3 Ella Graves; married. 

4 David Graves; died. 

5 Nina Graves; married a Coon and lives in Washington^ 
D. C. 

Ida Saunders Graves married the second time Sam- 
uel S. Nowlin. They have no children. He was a wid- 
ower with six children, eleven in both families. 

Berger - McHaney. 

XV Rainey Catherine Berger, daughter and young- 
est child of Catherine Nowlin Berger and Jacob Berger^ 
was bom 9 March, 1825 in Virginia; died 12 January^ 
1892 in Troy, Mo., at the age of sixty-seven years. She 
was visiting Mrs. Avery and Mrs. Richard, her daugh- 
ters when called to the other side. She was a faithful 
member of the Baptist Church. Her body rests in the 
cemetery at Montgomery City, Mo., with many of her 
loved ones. 

She married first James McHaney in 1842 in Vir- 
ginia. At this time his home was in Tennessee and they 

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lived there for several years and oame to Montgomery 
in 1850. He died in 1851. 

To Rainey Catherine Berger and James McHaney 
were given 

1 Mildred McHaney, died young, 
ii Patience McHaney; died young, 
iii Mary Elizabeth McHaney; born 5 May, 1845, Henderson 

Co., Tenn. 
iv Cornelia McHaney; bom 1 October, 1848, Henderson Co., 

▼ Mattie McHaney; bom 10 April, 1852, Montgomery Co.» 

McHaney - Young. 

iii Mary Elizabeth McHaney, daughter of Bainey 
Catherine Berger and James McHaney, married Richard 
Samuel Young, son of Judge William and Sarah Russell 
Young, 1 November, 1865 at the Baptist Church in St. 
Louis, Rev. Hickman oflSciating. He died 14 September, 
1897 and she died 1 March, 1906. 

They were blessed with 
Children : 

1 William Randolph Young; bom 19 October, 1866, near 
Troy, Mo. 

2 Anna Cornelia Young; bom 14 April, 1868, near Troy, Mo. 

3 James McHaney Young; bom 4 October, 1869, near Troy, 

4 Louisina Young; bom 8 June, 1871, near Troy, Mo. 

Young - Boston. 

1 William Randolph Young married Mildred Ellis 
Easton, daughter of John M. and Agnes P. Easton, 1 
January, 1894. She was bom 10 July, 1872. 

To this union were given 
Children : 

I Ellis Easton Young; bom 27 August, 1895, Troy Mo. 
II Elizabeth Young; bom 21 November, 1898, Troy, Mo. 
in Agness Young; bom 25 January, 1902. 

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Young - McBurney. 

2 Anna Cornelia Young, daughter of Mary Eliza- 
beth M. and Richard S. Young, married William Joseph 
McBumey, 5 September, 1888, near Troy. He is the son 
of Andrew and Matilda Forgery McBumey, deceased, 
of Florida, and was born 1 November, 1866 in St. Louis, 

Children : 

I Elizabeth Matilda McBurney; born a May, 1890, in St 

II Andrew McBumey; bom 12 May, 1893, at Troy; died 
20 May, 1893. 

III William Toung McBumey; bom 12 May, 1896, at Troy, 

IV Anna Dorothy McBurney; bom 11 August, 1899; died 4 
June, 1900. 

V James Edgar McBurney; bom 26 Febmary, 1903, in St 

Young - Gram. 

3 James McHaney Young, son of Mary Elizabeth 
M. and Richard S. Young, married Nora Gram of Den- 
ver, Colo., in 1900. 

Young - Martin. 

4 Louisina Young, daughter and youngest child of 
Mary Elizabeth M. and Richard S. Young, married 
George N. Martin, 25 December, 1891. He was the son 
of John Gay and Hattie C. Martin and was bom 12 Sep- 
tember, 1869 in St. Louis, Mo. 

To this union were given 
Children : 

I Wildith Martin; born 2 February, 1897, in St. Louis, Mo. 

II Edna May Martin; born 22 July, 1899, in St Louis, Mo. 

III Louise Young Martin; bom 6 December, 1900. 

Obitxjaby of Mary Elizabeth McHaney Young. 
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, wife of the late Richard S. 

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Young, died at the home of her son, William R. Young, 
March 1, 1906, after a year's declining health. She was 
bom in Tennessee and came to Missouri early in life. 
After her marrige she made Troy her home until her 

By her constant devotion and aimable disposition 
she had won many happy friends for her declining years. 
She reunited with the Presbyterians and her interest in 
the Master's work had grown with her and she felt ready 
and willing to be separated from her earthly ties to be 
united in our Father's kingdom. 

She has to mourn her loss William R. Young and 
family of Troy, Mrs. W. J. McBumey, and Mrs. George 
N. Martin and family and many friends. 

McHaney - Shumate. 

iv Cornelia McHaney, daughter of Rainey Cather- 
ine Berger and James McHaney, bom 1 October, 1848 
in Henderson Co., Tenn., married Charles A. Shumate 
of St. Louis, 1 November, 1865, at the Baptist Church 
in St. Louis, by Rev. Hickman. 

To Cornelia M. and Charles A. Shumate were bom 
Children : 

1 Albert B. Shumate; born 28 August, 1866, in St Louis. 

2 Walker J. Shumate; born 9 May, 1868, in St Louis. 

8 Mary A. Shumate; born 4 October, 1869, in St Louis. 
4 Thomas E. Shumate; born 1 April, 1871, in St Loots. 
6 Susa K. Shumate; bom 15 December, 1878, in Montgom.- 
ery Co., Mo.; married James N. Massie of St. Louis, Mo. 
6 Anna M. Shumate; bom 19 December, 1887, in Troy, Mo. 

Shumate - WalJcer. 

1 Albert E. Shumate married Ida Walker of Colo- 
rado in 1889. 

I Earl Wailker Shumate; bom 1 December, 1891; died 1969. 
11 Helen AgneM Shumate; bora 10 Octolwr, 1902. 

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Shumate - Vaughn. 

2 Walter J. Shumate, son of Cornelia McHaney and 
Charles A. Shumate, was married to Emma Vaughn of 
Eugene City, Ore., 13 February, 1888. They have one 

I Kathlien Shumate; born 16 July, 1892. 

Shumate - Bland. 

3 Mary A. Shumate, daughter of Cornelia and 
Charles A. Shumate, was married to Dr. J. H. Bland of 
Warrensburge, Mo., 15 December, 1886. They moved 
to Pueblo, Colo, in 1889 and in 1901 to California where 
she died. 


I Lottie Lee Bland; born 2 June, 1888. 
n Reba Bland; bom 2 February, 1893. 

Shumate - Ortma/n. 

4 Thomas E. Shumate, son of Cornelia and Charles 
A. Shumate, married Miss Freda Ortman of San Fran- 
cisco, Calf., 12 April, 1899. To this union were given 


I Ortaman Shumate; bom June, 1901. 

II Charles Albert Shumate; born August, 1904. 

m Virginia Clair Shumate; bom 1911. 

Shumate - Holman. 

6 Anna M. Shumate, daughter of Cornelia and 
Charles A. Shumate, married J. R. Holman of Port- 
land, Ore., 22 December, 1910. 


I John Cecil Holman; bom 9 August, 1913. 

iv Cornelia McHaney and Charles A. Shumate 
lived in St. Louis six years after marriage and then went 
to Montgomery City and lived a few years ; in 1880 they 
moved to Troy and lived pleasantly and were useful 

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dtizens ; in 1891 they went to Pueblo, Colo. ; in 1894 went 
to California where he closed his life in 1910 at their 
home in Palla Alto. 

McHaney - ElUs. 

V Mattie McHaney, youngest daughter of Bainey 
Catherine Berger and James McHaney, bom 10 April, 
1852 in Montgomery Co., Mo.; married Alvin B. Ellis, 
12 June, 1872 near Troy, Mo. He was a son of John and 
Mildred Ellis, who was a Browning, and was bom 17 
November, 1848; died in Victoria, British Columbia, 12 
April, 1914 without children to comfort his lonely wife. 
XV Bainey Catherine Berger McHaney married 
the second time Booker Jefferson, 3 August, 1858. He 
died 6 November, 1900 at the age of eighty-one years. 

1 Katie Price Jefferson; bom 4 January, 1862. 
U James Jelfenion; bom 1864; died in infoncy. 
Hi Thomas Jefferson; bora Febraary, 1866. 

Jefferson - Avery. 

i Katie Price Jefferson, oldest daughter of Bainey 
Catherine Berger McHaney and Booker Jefferson, mar- 
ried 0. H. Avery, a prominent merchant of Troy, Mo., 
son of Samuel Wesley and Mathsam Sheets Avery, 25 
May 1881, in Troy, where they still live 

They had six children, but only two surviving. 

1 Clara Martin Avery; born 14 Aogust, 1885, in Troy, Mo.; 
married Edwin Killam, young lawyer of Troy and a son 
of D. T. Killam of Elsberry, Lincoln Co., Mo., 9 June, 


I Annie Dudley Killam; bom 30 March, 1910. 
n Kate Avery Killam; bom 12 October, 1912. 

2 Ohma H. Avery, Jr.; bora 16 June, 1900, in Troy, Mo. 

Booker Jefferson was married first to Lucy Anna 
Berger, daughter of George Berger, a brother to Jacob 

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who married Catherine Nowlin Berger, making Lucy 
Anna a niece of Catherine Nowlin Berger and Jacob 
Berger. He married Lucy Anna Berger, 14 April, 1846. 
She died 12 March, 1858 ; age 29 years. 

Children : 

I Mary Elizabeth Jefferson; born 14 February, 1847; died 

October, 1863. 
II Frances Jane Jefferson; born 20 January, 1849; mar- 
ried James Graves, 16 December, 1868. 

III Lucy Ann Jefferson; born 3 December, 1852. 

IV George Alexandria Jefferson; born 2 January, 1853; mar- 
ried Sallie Clare of Montgomery, Mo. 

V Julia Ann Jefferson; born 20 May, 1854. 

VI William Booker Jefferson; bom 1 May, 1856. 

VII Sallie Stone Jefferson; bom 19 February, 1858. 


Paternal Ancestor, Jonathan Berger, emigrated 
from Germany to Lancaster Co., Pa., about 1740. In 
the year 1776 his son, Jacob Berger, who was a boy 
twelve years old when they emigrated to America, had 
grown to manhood and with his family moved to Pitt- 
sylvania Co., Va., and settled near Berger 's Store. He 
purchased a small acreage of land from one Ed. Wade, 
an Indian scout and hunter, and then proceeded to take 
up some Crown land from the Commonwealth. 

There is a tradition in the family that Jacob Ber- 
ger, Sr., was a mere lad in Germany and, after the fashion 
of boys, he killed a rabbit which insensed the keeper and 
rather than have any trouble about it, his father Jona- 
than, picked up his belongings and came to Pennsyl- 

The name of Jacob's wife was not given, but they 
reared a large family Their children are 

Children : 

1 David Berger; married Annie 8utlierlaii4. 

2 Jacob Berger, Jr.; married Catherine Nowlin (See Now- 

8 BHaBbeth Berger; mairied Iron Monger. 

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4 John Berger; married Peggie Hedgick. 

5 Samuel Berger. 

6 Peter Berger. 

7 Abraham Berger. 

8 Catherine Berger. 

9 Hannah Berger. 

Berger - Sutherland. 

KDDavid Berger, (® Jacob, Sr., ©Jonathan), married 
Miss Sutherland of Franklin Co., Va., and they have six 
Children : 

I Hester Ann Berger; married Capt. Sam Berger, who built 
Clifton and was associated with David W. Nowlin in the 
II Susan Berger; married Rev. John Hank and moved to 

West Virginia, 
in George Tyree Berger; married Nilla Luck Dickerson; 

was bookkeeper for Berger and Nowlin. 
IV Reid Berger; died young. 

V Samuel David Berger; died at commencement of Civil 

VI Fannie Berger; married Dr. George Hoper Berger. 

Berger Dickerson. 

Ill ©George Tyree Berger (©David, ©Jacob, Sr., 
©Jonathan), was married to Nilla Luck Dickerson about 
1845 in Virginia, near the Berger Store at Clifton He 
died at this place. 

To this union were added eight 
Children : 

1 Alison Berger; bom 1847; married Susan Pullen, 1876; 

lives in Elba, Pittsylvania Co., Va.; has nine children, 
ii Reid Berger; born 1849; died 1875; single, 
ill David Crispin Berger; bom 1857; married a Dudly; has 

four daughters, 
iv Samuel Berger; bom 1861; married a Phillips, near 
Lynchburg; has three sons. 

V Thomas Carson Berger; born 1863; married Rose Mar- 
tha Graves, 1885, in Montgomery City, Mo. 

vi Lucy Alice Berger; bora 1866; married Dr. George W. 

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yli Hettie R. Berger; bom 1869; married Alfred D. Bennett, 

1888; three children. 
Ylll Annie Berger; bom 1872; married Wlnbum Ramsey,- 

She Is a widow with two boys and a girl. 

Berger - Graves. 

V Thomas Carson Berger, son of George Tyree and 
Nilla L. D. Berger, bom 1863, married Rose Martha 
Graves, 1885 in Montgomery City, Mo. 

Children : 

1 Virginia Luck Berger; born 1897. 

I 2 Paul Berger; bom 1899. 

8 Martha Carson Berger, bom 1904. 

V Thomas Carson Berger was secretary and treas- 
urer of miners and shippers of the Buffalo White Ash 
Coal Co., and was in general merchandise business at 
Chattaroy, Mingo Co., West Va. He was trader to the 
Sax and Fox Indians of the Sax and Fox Agency of 
Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. He was grandson of 
David Berger and son of George Tyree Berger, who was 
bookkeeper of the old firm of Nowlin and Berger. His 
wife's mother was Christianna Berger, the daughter of 
Catherine Nowlin and Jacob Berger, who married Cris- 
pin Dickerson 

The Berger home, Clifton, Pittsylvania Co., Va., has 
passed through several hands. It was here that David 
William Nowlin and Sam Berger were associated to- 
gether as merchants after which Nowlin went to Mis- 
souri. Capt. Sam Berger built a beautiful home and 
reared a large family here and it became the social and 
intellectual center of the country for a long time for the 
young and old — ^a real historic place — and the second 
home of and where the first American ancestor of the 
Berger line, Jacob Berger, Sr., found refuge and reared 
a large f ainily. 

The author of this record, Thomas Carson Berger, 
ownes the home. It was here he began business in life 

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First Mayor of Lynchburg. 

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and no doubt the trees that furnished shade for his an- 
cestor, Jacob, and the fruit for same remains to mark 
the hallowed spot, and without doubt there are many 
historic truths existing concerning this once gathering 
place that unborn generations might love to listen if 


14 ® Samuel NowUn (®Bryan Ward, ® James the 
Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), whose mother was Lucy- 
Wade Nowlin, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 9 
December, 1784, married first Fannie Pannel in Camp- 
bell Co,. Va, in 1808. She was bom about 1788; died 22 
October, 1816. He died 13 December, 1863. 

To Samuel and Fannie Pannel were added 
Children : 

I Joseph Bryan Nowlin; bom 5 June, 1810. 
II Rev. David William Nowlin; born 11 April, 1812. 

14 Samuel Nowlin was married the second time to 
Elizabeth Iverson. Se was bom about 1797. She died 
1827 in Pittsylvania Co., Va. They had two 
Children : 

I Fannie Elizabetii Nowlin; married Alex Garland. 

1 Fannie Garland; married MaJ. Gassett. 
II Lucy Catherine Nowlin; married Elder David Shafer, 17 
August, 1843, at Abbington, Va. 

14 Samuel Nowlin married the third time Belinda 
B. Mosley of Campbell Co., Va. She was bom 17 Novem- 
ber, 1785 ; died 1 February, 1848. They had no children. 

Samuel Nowlin lived at Straight Store, Pittsylvania 
Co., Va., and began life as a farmer; once owned and 
conducted the store at Clifton; afterwards became the 
first mayor of Lynchburg, Va. He drifted into business 
at this place where he became a commission merchant, 
buying and selling tobacco for a large circle of friends 
and kindred, which he kept up until his death in 1863. 

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The memory of this great man cannot be obliterated 
from those who once knew him. He was a grand and 
noble man with that firmness of character and pnrity of 
sonl that drew the honest in heart to him. ffis manners 
were impressive and dignified ; his conntenance displayed 
in a remarkable way the great intelligence for which he 
was distinguished. He was a councellor, advised in wis- 
dom from experience coupled with intellectual ability 
and his advise was sought after. He was so amiable and 
with such a depth of sympathy, love, and sweet fatherly 
kindness. One grand-dau^ter in speaking of him re- 
calls the time when she was a mere tot, how she loved 
him and held his hand in walking around in her child- 
ish thoughts wished that God looked like him. His whole 
life was one of epaceful endurance, keeping in with sur- 
rounding conditions, and living to the end 

''Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch 
Around him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. ^^ 

Nowlin - Jones. 

I ©Joseph Bryan Nowlin (©Samuel, ©Bryan Ward, 
©James the Carpenter, ©James of Ireland), whose 
mother was Fannie Pannel, was bom 15 June, 1810; 
married Susan B. Jones, 1835. She was the daughter 
of Roland Jones. 

To Joseph Bryan and Susan B. Jones Nowlin were 
Children : 

i William David Nowlin; born 1 September, 1836; mar- 
ried 24 November, 1863. 
ii Fannie Pannel Nowlin;, bom 1838; married, 1861. 
iii Samuel T. Nowlin; born October, 1839; died 3 May, 18—. 
iv Nannie Roland Nowlin; born 1846; married Lowery 
Albert of BalUmore, 22 April, 1887; died 2 April, 1910; 
no children. 

Nowlin - Pool, 

i ®William David Nowlin, (©Joseph Bryan, ®Sani- 
wl, ®Bryan Ward, ® James, ©James), oldest child of 

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William David Nowlin with Brother and Sisters 
of Lynchburg, Va. 

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Joseph Bryan and Susan B. Jones Nowlin, married Ella 
Pool of Wheeling, Va., 1863. To this union were added 
Children : 

1 Joseph Christian Nowlin; married Blanch Burke. 

I Blanche Preston Nowlin. 
II Joseph Christian Nowlin, Jr. 

2 Elizabeth T. Nowlin. 

3 Lula W. Nowlin; teacher in High School. 

4 Nannie Roland Nowlin. 

5 Samuel T. Nowlin; unmarried; died. 

i William David Nowlin of Lynchburg, Va., is a 
true veteran of the Civil War of the Confederate States 
of America. He joined the artillery service and was in 
various engagements in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and at 
Sharpsburg, Md., called by the Federals, Antietum, and 
yet he survives and was at liberty to go over the historic 
and greatest battle ground at Gettysburg at the time of 
the Union of the Blues and Greys at that place. 

After the war was over he went into the express 
business, finally came into the Treasurer's oflSce and is 
now working in that department. 

William David Nowlin has many of the character- 
istics of his noble ancestors ; partakes more of the hon- 
est sturdy Irish spirit of true loyalty to the principals 
of right, casting his lot with his kindred and friends and 
making the best of conditions around him ; has much of 
that clan Irish spirit that reaches out to his neighbor 
as well as his kindred. He is very accommodating, al- 
most to a ault, and stands well with his kindred, friends 
and fellowman. Taking him altogether he is a fair type 
of the American Nowlin. 

His wife, Ella Pool Nowlin, who was sent South 
during the Civil War on account of her active sympathy 
for the Southern cause; was entertained by his mother 
and sisters and while he was at home on furlough, hav- 

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ing been wounded, he met and married her, thus con- 
verting the horrors of war through wounds into a honey 
moon of peace. 

Nowlin - White. 

ii Fannie Pannel, daughter of Joseph Bryan and 
Susan B. J, Nowlin married Rawly W. White. 

1 Josephine White; married Charies Holoomb. 

I Rawly W. B. Nowlin Holcomb. 
n Richard Holcomb. 
la James I. Holcomb. 
IV John H. Holcomb. 
V F. Rebecca Holcomb. 

(Note: — The names David William and William 
David Nowlin are different men in the same family as 
uncle and nephew). 

Nowlin" Berger. 

II ®Rev. David William Nowlin (® Samuel, ®Bryan 
Ward, ® James the Carpenter, ® James of Ireland), whose 
mother was Fannie Pannel, was bom 11 April, 1812 and 
married Elizabeth Joseph Berger, 19 November, 1835. 
She was bom 13 July, 1813 ; died 20 June, 1852, and was 
a daughter of Catherine Nowlin and Jacob Berger, Jr. 

To Rev. David William and Elizabeth Joseph Ber- 
ger Nowlin were added 
Children : 

i Ftonie Pannel Nowlin; born 8 July, 1886; married Wil- 
liam T. Owing, 9 April, 1879; died 28 April, 1893; no 
ii Samuel Sherod Nowlin; born 9 January, 1838. 
iii William Scott Nowlin; bom 28 August, 1839; died Octo- 
ber, 1860. 
iv Joseph Bryan Nowlin; born 26 February, 1841; wounded 
at Battle of Pea Ridge and died of camp measles on way 
home, 1868. 
y Catherine Berger Nowlin; bom 30 April, 1842. 

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Ti James Morten Nowlin; born 4 March, 1844; fell at Cor- 
inth, MisB., 4 October, 1862. 
Til Belinda Bllzabeth Nowlin; bom 4 December, 1847. 
Till Mildred Ann Nowlin; bom 3 April, 1849. 

Nowlin - Graves. 

ii Samuel Sherod Nowlin, son of Rev. David Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth J. Berger Nowlin, married first Lucy 
Catherine Graves, 19 September, 1860. 

To. Samuel Sherod and Lucy Catherine Graves Now- 
lin were given 
Children : 

1 Elizabeth Mildred Nowlin; born 1862; died young. 

2 David Morten Nowlin; born about 1864. 

3 Fannie Belinda Nowlin; bom about 1866; married Dr. 
Wittwer; no children. 

4 Annie Nowlin; bom 1868. 

5 Samuel S. Nowlin; bora about 1870. 

6 Lucy Scott Nowlin; bom about 1872. 

Nowlin - Sharp. 

2 David Morten Nowlin is quite an eminent physi- 
cian. After that which he acquired in America he at- 
tended the best medical schools in Germany. He has 
an extensive practice and lives in Montgomery City, Mo. 
He and Dr. William W. Graves, his counsin of St. Louis, 
are high in the profession and both are fine looking men 
— Nowlin in make up. They are both Baptist religiously. 

David Morten married Mary Sharp of Willsville, 
and to them were given 
Children : 

I Samuel Scott Nowlin. 

n Fannie Pannel Nowlin. 

in Catherine Sharp Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Wittwer. 

3 Fannie Belinda Nowlin, daughter of Samuel 
Sherod and Lucy Catherine Graves Nowlin, married Dr. 

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Wittwer of Los Lunas, New Mexico. After three years 
she died and about three years after her death, Dr. Witt- 
wer married the second time Annie Nowlin, her sister. 

Annie Nowlin and Dr. Wittwer have one 

I FYmnie Belle Wittwer. 

They still reside in Los Lunas, N. M. 
Nowlin - Eastman. 

5 Samuel S Nowlin, son of Samuel Sherod and 
Lucy Catherine G. Nowlin, is an attorney in Texas where 
he married Louise Eastman. They have a beautiful 
home, and he is a lawyer of considerable ability. They 
have no children. 

Nowlin - Hensley, 

6 Lucy Scott Nowlin, last child of Samuel Sherod 
and Lucy Catherine G. Nowlin, married Buell F. Hens- 
ley. The town of Buell on the Burlington route was 
named for her husband. Their liome is in Buell, Mont- 
gomery Co., Mo. 

ii Samuel Sherod Nowlin married the second time 
Mrs. Ida V. Graves, nee Saunders, October 18, 1880 They 
have no children. He died in 1893. 

Nowlin - Roper. 

V Catherine Berger Nowlin, daughter of Rev. Da- 
vid William and Elizabeth J. Berger Nowlin, married 
William H. Eoper, 5 April, 1863. 
Children : 

1 John Ounter Roper; killed in a R. R. accident 

2 Mary Catherine Roper; married BenJ. White in 1886, in 
Montgomery, Mo. They have 


I Joseph Roper White; died at 2 years. 
II Gladis White; married an Underwood. They have 
one child and live in Needles, Cal. 

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2 Mary Catherine Roper White was a literary 
woman, very intelligent, and a profound thinker. She 
died under an operation in St. Louis, 18 July, 1913. She 
was an ardent member of the Baptist Church and de- 
voted much of her time to church duties. She was reared 
in Montgomery City, Mo., and educated there and in St. 
Louis. She moved from Montgomery City where her 
husband was engaged in business to New Mexico and 
then to Colorado for about ten years, after which she 
returned to St. Louis. She took keen interest in direct- 
ing the footsteps of others in the path of righteousness. 
She had established Zion in her heart and reflected this 
peace to others. She was a teacher by nature and by 
practice, had every tact of character to make her suc- 
€ussful, and was for several years a teacher in the pub- 
lic schools of St. Lous. 

Nowlin - Jones. 

vii Belinda Elizabeth Nowlin, daughter of Rev. 
David William and Elizabeth Joseph Berger Nowlin, was 
bom 4 December, 1847, at Tiviot, Montgomery Co., Mo. 
She was educated in her father's private school, but after 
his death she attended Stephens College, Columbia, Mo. 
from which she graduated, June 1868. She taught two 
years in this college after which she entered the St. Louis 
Public Schools until 1879. 

She has been an earnest student acquiring a fairly 
good knowledge both of law and medicine and an ex- 
tended knowledge of literature of modem nations — ^is 
said to be the best instructor in history in the state of 
Missouri. She contributes to news papers, journals and 
as a writer, her style is clear, smooth, and pleasing; as 
a speaker she is engaging both in manner and voice and 
blest with an easy flow of language to express her 
thoughts and feelings. In this she commands a hearing. 
Standing, as it were, on the pedestal of oratory she 
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emotion when an attack is made upon any principle or 
institution that she conceives to be right, but readily 
yields when she finds herself in error. She is far from 
any ill conceived idea of her own greatness or anything 
that would attend to egotism. Self depreciation only 
serves to enhance her value. She is an athlete mentally 
with an unselfish devotion to true education and morality. 

Her character is so well rounded she is an insipra- 
tion as a helper in her different avenues of advancement 
and is fully alive to all that tends to progression. She 
has great adaptability to the capacity of teaching the 
young with an infinite power to draw them to her. Her 
manner of conveying the truth, like her father, Rev. 
David William Nowlin, is of itself convincing, making 
her students attentive auditors. She is a zealous laborer 
in the school room and by natural endowment and varied 
experience a teacher thoroughly fitted for her position 
she has attained. Her strong point has been earnest 
work, always seeking the betterment of conditions and 
with ideals high her time has been well spent along life's, 

Belinda Elizabeth Nowlin was married to Judge 

Eobert William Jones, 4 October, 1879, and to this union 

was bom one 


1 Robert William Jones, Jr.; born 22 March, 1884, at Se- 
neca, Newton Co., Mo. 

Judge Robert William Jones was bom 5 May, 1840 
in Calloway Co., Mo.; died at Neoshe, Mo., 13 August, 
1886. He served successfully as editor of newspaper 
for six years; was elected Probate Judge of Montgom- 
ery Co., Mo., and at the time of his death was Prosecut- 
ing Attorney. 

He was broad and liberal in his views as well a& 
brilliant ; was an able advocate and had that kind of at- 
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men wherever he lived. It was his tactful sympathetic 
manner that won the confidence of his associates.. He 
was a ready, forcible speaker and writer. Tis abilities 
and broadened views rendered him equal to any position 
in life tendered him. He published one book entitled, 
"Money is Power'* which won for him several voluntary 
letters from leading thinkers. 


Jones - Tyler. 

1 Robert William Jones, Jr., son and only child of 
Belinda E. Nowlin Jones and Judge Robert William 
Jones, was married to Miss Alice Tyler of St. Louis, Mo.^ 
October, 1909. He graduated at the University in 1906. 

This union was blessed with two 
ChOdren : 

I Robert Wimam Jones III; born 2 March, 1912. (His grand- 
father, Rev. David William Nowlin, was born in 1812, one 
hundred his senior). 
II Alice Barbara Jones; born 2 March, 1916. 

1 Robert William Jones, Jr., was bom at Seneca, 
Newton Co., Mo., 22 March, 1884. His elementary edu- 
cation was received in the public schools at Neoshe^ 
Montgomery Co., and a private school conducted by his 
mother, Belinda E. Nowlin Jones, at Olney, Mo. In 1897 
he entered the Columbia High School, graduating in 1901, 
after which he went to Colorado where he spent a year 
at the printer *s trade which he learned at Columbia while 
in school. He joined the International Typographical 
Union in 1901. In the fall of 1902 he entered the acade- 
mic department and graduated in June, 1906. He was a 
member of the Asterisk Literary Society, New Era De- 
bating Club, Y. M. C. A., Cabinet Savetor Staff (Editor- 
in Chief), Staff Lawyers' Independent Class, Poet Win- 
ner of the Post Dispatch Prize, and Fellowship Eco- 
nomics at Chicago Universtiy. 

Robert William, Jr., has been a great student and is 
a rustling newspaper man, making his reputation in lit- 

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erary pursuits something after the manner of his mother 
and father. He too is a forcible speaker and writer. 
To have known his father is to understand why he is 
such an entertainer. 

viii Mildred Anna Nowlin, daughter and youngest 
child of Rev. David William and Elizabeth J. Berger 
Nowlin, is also a teacher of merit, having graduated in 
the same class of her sister, Mrs. Jones, at Stephens 
College, then in the St. Louis Normal School where she 
taught for thirteen years before entering the high school 
work. While in St. Louis she took a course in pharmacy 
and after coming to Columbia she took two years * course 
in Latin, German, French, and Spanish. She is also 
said to be a good nurse, but teaching is her profession. 
She is broad in views, liberal, and considerate. Her pro- 
gressive spirit, enterprise, and deep religious devotion, 
with forceful magnetism, stamps her a notable figure in 
her many callings. 

II One of the most profound thinkers in the Bap- 
tist ministry in eastern Missouri was Rev. David Wil- 
liam Nowlin. He was a native of Pittsylvania Co., Va., 
and was born 11 April, 1812. He was the son of Sam- 
uel and Fannie Pannel Nowlin, who was the daughter 
of William Pannel of Orange Co., Va., and of Scotch 
or English origin. 

Before completing his fifth year. Rev. David Wil- 
liam's mother died. She had, however, given him les- 
sons in morality and religion and his mind was early 
impressed with his own responsibility. His father also 
was in the habit of calling his children around him to 
read the Bible and pray with them. Of this part of his 
life, Rev. David William subsequently wrote, ^'With all 
these means and opportunities and efforts of grace be- 
stowed upon me the first fourteen years of my life 
passed, my heart would, indeed, have been harder than 
the hether millstone to have passed all these without any 
impression.*'. His father gave him a liberal education. 

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When twenty-two years old he read law under Cowper 
Shelton ; attended the University of Virginia during the 
session of 1835-36, and was admitted to the bar in his 
native state. 

His first marriage was with Elizabeth J. Berger of 
his native state, 19 November, 1835. In the fall of 1836 
he removed to Missouri and in the following spring 
settled at Tiviot, Montgomery Co. After opening a farm 
he divided his time between the school room and law, 
having been admitted to the Missouri bar soon after his 
removal to the state. 

It was the wish and prayer of his father's family 
that he might be a minister. He was ordained and set 
apart for the ministry in 1856. He labored as pastor 
with but few churches but kept stated appointments in 
destitute neighborhoods. His influence was second to 
no one in the association. For years he was Recording 
Clerk of the association and in 1862 was Moderator. He 
was a doctrinal preacher, very earnest, pointed, and log- 
ical. His sermons were all natural and full of Bible 
truths; convincing in judgment and always securing 
the attention of the intelligent part of his audience. 

In June, 1852, the wife of his early manhood died 
and three years afterwards he was married to Mrs. 
Eleanor M. Adams. 

One of the trials of his life was his banishment as 
a political prisoner in 1863. This was done by a mili- 
tary commission. His two sons, Joseph Bryan and James 
Morten, had joined Price in 1861 and his presence was 
supposed to endanger the cause of the Federal authori- 
ties in the state. 

Rev. David William Nowlin was a man of broad 
literary culture and his social qualities and conversa- 
tional powers were superb; had a wonderful ability to 
speak dialect, both Irish and Scotch. On one occasion 
a new arrival from Ireland heard him talking dialect 

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who listening to him said, *'It is plain that you are 
directly from Cork/' As an educated descendent from 
Erin it was not hard for him to learn his ancient mother 
tongue. He was always welcome as an important mem- 
ber of social circles and left the impress of his noble 
character upon the hearts and minds of a large circle 
of acquaintances and friends. After retiring from the 
practice of law his advice was sought by the lawyers of 
the circuit, and his judgment respected. For purity of 
motive, for disinterested friendship, and magnanimous 
loyalty to his friends, he had no peer. The loss of his 
sons in the war broke his health and, while to the last he 
maintained a cheerful serenity of mind, yet grief ren- 
dered him a pray to disease and he died of intermittent 
fever that at first did not threaten to be fatal, 17 October, 
1865, in the fifty-fourth year of his life. 


15 Anna Nowlin, daughter and youngest child of 
Bryan Ward and Lucy Wade Nowlin, was bom 8 Octo- 
ber, 1785 and married John Jones, 15 March, 1810 ; died 
at Arrow Bock, Mo., 14 August, 1864. He was bom 3 
June, 1786 ; died March, 1863 ; was a wealthy and high- 
ly respectable citizen of Pittsylvania Co., Va. He served 
in the War of 1812 with honors and died at Arrow Bock 

To Anna Nowlin Jones and John Jones were added 
Children : 

I Catherine Biyan Jones; bom 22 December, 1810; mar- 
ried Freeman Wing. 
II Elizabeth Nowlin Jones; born 30 January, 1812; married 
Daniel Berger, son of Jacob and Catherine Nowlin Ber- 
ger, 26 February, 1829. He was born 7 November, 1802; 
died 4 July, 1878. She died 1911. 
in Lucy Ann Jones; bom about 1814, Albemarle Co., Va. 
IV David Jones; married Martha Townsand. 
V Rebecca Jones; married a Smith. 

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Jones - Wing. 

I Catherine Bryan Jones, eldest daughter of Anna 
Nowlin and John Jones, was bom Saturday, 22 Decem- 
ber, 1810; married Freeman Wing, 10 November, 1831. 
® Freeman Wing, (®John, (DJohn, ©Joseph), was the 
only son of John and Jane Prescott Wing, and was bom 
near Boston, 12 January, 1800. In early life he traveled 
extensively in New York and Virginia. While teaching 
in Virginia he met and married his wife at the age of 
twenty-one years. 

The Wing family is an old one in the history of 
nations and dates its early settlements in this country 
back to the times of Plymouth Bock. The remote an- 
cestory came from England to this country about the 
year 1639. John Wing was the original progenitor of 
nearly all who now bear the family name in America. 
Among the few prominent and active business men who 
early settled the country, who bore a conspicuous share 
of the labor and management condusive to the develop- 
ment, none were more energetic than he or understood 
the promising greatness of this country, nor better com- 
prehended the proper use of the means to be employed 
in the basis, in the social and material prosperity than 
he. Even a condensed sketch of this pioneer by the 
coming generation tells much. We cheerfully devote a 
portion of our biographical space to a brief epitome of 
his life. 

In the spring of 1832 he turned his face to what was 
then termed the Far West and settled in Cooper Co., Mo. 
He made the entire trip by wagon through Illinois and 
Indiana. He located severel places, but finally settled 
at the old homestead where now lives David Warner 
Wing, his son, near Boonville and spent his last days 
there with his family and large circle of friends. This 
fine farm he bought of General Ashley, a tract then in- 
cluding four hundred eighty ecres. He soon purchased 
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in real estate and at times owned thousands of acres. 
He became agent for General Ashley and confidential 
advisor to Mrs. Ashley after his death and was sole 
agent after her second marriage in winding up the 
estate. It can be truthfully recorded that he was the 
largest operator for Cooper Co. in his day. 

He was a man of great physical energy, acquired 
an excellent education by his own effort. From circum- 
stances he was almost compelled to familiarize himself 
with both law and medicine and prescribed extensively 
in both departments. In rearing his children he kept 
them under subjection without effort, and took great in- 
terest in instructing them. Most of them have a high 
school education. He was a friend to the poor, pre- 
ferred best of all to put things in their reach so they 
could help themselves. Would frequently sell them a 
piece of land and lend them the money to make their 
first payment. 

Freeman Wing came down the line of honest Quaker 
parentage, imbibed honest principles from his youth. 
Nothing could turn him from that which seemed right. 
The order of his lineage is Joseph, John, and his son 
John, the author of this sketch. While his history may 
have not yet been told it is a priceless inheritance to 
his grand posterity. 

In 1843 he became charter member of the Christian 
Church at Pleasant Grove, Mo., and was a worker in all 
charitable labors. He died 21 January, 1868, age sixty- 
nine. His wife survived him several years. She died 
8 January, 1885. 

To Catherine Bryan Jones Wing and Freeman Wing 
was bom a large family of 
Children : 

i Mary Jane Wing; born 28 October, 1832. 
ii Ann Eliza Wing; born 1 October, 1833. 
iii Dewitt Clinton Wing; born 15 October, 1834. 
iy Virginia Rozanna Wing; born 21 February, 1886; di^d 
12 May, 1857. 

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V John Quincy Wing; born 20 April, 1837; died 4 June, 1860. 
vi William Ashley Wing; born 9 February, 1839. 
vii Lucy Catherine Wing; born 28 June, 1840. 
vili Sarah Elizabeth Wing; born 1 December, 1841. 
Ix Henry Clay Wing; born 28 February, 1843; died 31 Octo- 
ber, 1874. 
z Benjamin Franklin Wing; born 7 September, 1846. 
xi Emily Freeman Wing; born 26 April, 1846; died in in- 
zii James Austin Wing; bom 9 July, 1847; died in infancy, 
xlii David Warner Wing; bom 5 January, 1849. 
xlv Annette Wing; bom 15 May, 1850. 
XV Rebecca Edwards Wing; born 20 November, 1852; died 
10 April, 1866. 

Wing ' Bernard. 

i Mary Jane Wing, oldest child of Catherine Bryan 
Jones and Freeman Wing, married B. F. Bernard. They 
have six 
Children : 

1 Ernest C. Bernard; married Jennie West. 

2 Anna Virginia Bernard; married L. P. Douglas, 1873. 

I Virginia Douglas. 

3 Charles Edmund Bernard; married first May Emma An- 
cell, second Mattie Robertson. 

4 Robert Lee Bernard; married Carrie Lyn. 

I Maybelle Bernard. i 

II Lanetta Bernard, 

in Willie Bemard; dead, 

rv Lillie Bemard; dead. 

Wing - Miller. 

ii Ann Eliza Wing married H. C. Miller in 1850; 
died 13 January, 1872. 
Children : 

1 Louise Miller. 

2 Mary Virginia Miller; married E. D. Sapplngton. 

3 Daisy Miller. I 

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Wing - Kencklehan. 

iii Dewitt Clinton Wing, bom 15 October, 1834, 
married 19 December, 1873, Bettie Kencklehan, and died 
10 January, 1886. To them were bom 

1 Helen Wing; marrlecl a Hansford. 

2 Virgil Wing; married Dr. Schuck. 

3 Dewitt C. Osgrove Wing. 

4 Ida Percy Wing; married Robert NeilL 

Wing . 

vi William Ashley Wing married and had the fol- 
Children : 

1 0. K. Ashley Wing. 

2 Maria Wing. 

Wing - Kencklehan. 

vii Lucy Catherine Wing married O'Brien Ken- 
cklehan, 1862 and died 11 December, 1873. They had 

1 William Kelly Kencklehan. 

2 Annetta Wing Kencklehan. 

3 Lucy Margarett Kencklehan. 

4 Ashley Kencklehan. 

Wing - McHahan. 

viii Sarah Elizabeth Wing married Robert J. Mc- 
Mahan of Marshall Co., Mo., 1 November, 1859. They 
have seven children, two dead and five living. 
Children : 

1 Virginia Catherine McMahan. 

2 Helena McMahan. 

3 Stella Belle McMahan. 

4 Robert Wood McMahan. 

5 Sophia Adell McMahan. 

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Bobert J. McMahan was the son of James McMahan 
and was bom 23 June, 1833. His father, James Mc- 
Mahan, was bom 19 December, 1788, and died 17 Octo- 
ber, 1857. His father was a prominent and successful 
farmer of Lamine, Mo., who on the 10 June, 1812 was 
married to Helena Jones. She was bom 26 January, 
1792; died 27 October, 1867. 

James McMahan and Helena Jones McMahan had 

1 Azenith C. McMahan; born 10 April, 1814; married Rob- 
ert K. Taylor. 


I Nannie Taylor. 
II Mary Taylor. 

III Lizzie Taylor. 

IV Thomas Taylor. 

2 Araminta D. McMahan; born 31 August, 1816; married 
John H. Sutherland, 25 March, 1838. 


I William H. Sutherland, 
n Robert N. Sutherland. 
Ill Janie Sutherland, 
ly Luther Sutherland. 

3 Jessie N. McMahan; born 13 July, 1819; died 24 April, 

4 Eliza J. McMahan; born 14 February, 1822; married 
William H. Wallace, 21 November, 1854; died 3 Decem- 
ber, 1856. 

5 Malissa A. McMahan; born 15 August, 1825; married 
William H. Wallace, 1859; died in the faU of 1892. 

6 Mary E. McMahan; born 15 November, 1829; died 3 
March, 1838. 

7 Laura L. McMahan; born 10 June, 1830; married John C. 
Oldham, 2 October, 1852. 

I Estelle Oldham. 
After his death, she married second Dr. Waid Howard, 
5 October, 1875, and died 16 July, 1889. 

8 Robert J. McMahan; born 23 June, 1833; married Sarah 
Elizabeth Wing, 1 November. 1859. 

9 Sophia T. McMahan; bom 7 February, 1836; married 
George A. Murrell, 16 February, 1859; died 18 April, 1875. 

I Leonard D. Murrell. 
II WiUiam B. Murrell. 
ni George Murrell. 

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Wing - Kincade. 

X Benjamin F. Wing married Sarah Kincade. They 
Children : 

1 Walter Campbell Wing. 

2 Charles Henry Wing; married Alma H. 

3 Nellie Kate Wing. 

Wing - Parker. 

xiii ©David Warner Wing ( ©Freeman, ®John, 
©John, ©Joseph), whose mother was Catherine Bryan 
Jones, was bom 5 January, 1849, married first EUa 
Parker, 21 December, 1870. She died December, 1882. 

David Warner Wing and Ella Parker Wing were 
blessed with 
Children : 

1 Maggie Parker Wing; born 1871. 

2 Joseph Freeman Wing; born July, 1^72; died 1888. 

3 Mary Louise Wing; bom 1874. 
5 LilUe K. Wing; bom 1876. 

5 Henry Moss Wing; born 1878. 

Wing - Harris. 

1 Maggie Parker Wing, oldest child of David War- 
ner and Ella Parker Wing, married Thomas A. Harris. 

I Wilbur Harris. 

II Robert Harris, 

ni Baia Louise Harris, 

rv Sarah Lillian Harris. 

V Thomas A. Harriet Jr. 

Wing - Cott. 

3 Mary Louise Wing married Dr. W. M. Cott. 

I Dorsey Wing Cott 

II Margaret Cott 

III William Warren Cott. 

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Wing - Cramer. 

4 Lillian Kate Wing married Roy Cramer. 

Children : 

I David Marian Cramer. 
II William Russell Cramer. 

Wing - Fray. 

5 Henry Moss Wing, youngest in the family of 
David Warner and Ella Parker Wing, married Martha 
Fray in 1906. He has taken charge of the old Freeman 
Wing homestead. 

xiii David Warner Wing married the second time 
Lucy C. Brown, 5 November, 1884. She was a daughter 
of Col. William Brechenridge Brown and Leona V. 
Thomson Brown. Her father was killed in the second 
battle of Boonville in 1862. Her mother was a daughter 
of Peyton and Lucy Nowlin. 

Lucy C. Brown Wing is the author of her line back 
to her grand-father, Peyton Nowlin, and also of her 
husband* 8 line, the Wing family. She is an estimable 
woman, broad and liberal in views, a home builder whose 
capacity for this is acknowledged and one who has this 
thought in view: 

**Home is not merely four square walls, 
Though with pictures shining and gilded; 
Home is where affection calls, 
Filled with shrines the heart hath builded.'' 

She has considerable ability and literary attain- 
ments and is of high ideals and one whose ambitions and 
aspirations might have lead her to seek other positions 
than that which seemed to present themselves ; but like 
some great personality imbued with the kindest mater- 
nal attributes, she meekly bowed to the inevitable. Rich 
in thought and action with willing hands and senses 

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awaken to their intensity, she has filled her station in 
life as a mother to the motherless, a dutiful daughter 
to an invalid mother, and a faithful and devoted wife. 
**To fame unknown'' what more with duty, faith, and 
love in anchor, could she have done to immortalize her 
name or call forth the rich blessings of our Heavenly 

xiii David Warner Wing, after receiving graded 
school education, attended business college in Poukeep- 
sie, N. Y., then at Columbia, Mo. It was here he met 
and married Ella Parker before he was twenty-one 
years of age. He spent one year on a farm in Boon Co., 
Mo., then he returned to Cooper Co., bought out the 
heirs' interest in his father's home and has lived there 
until a few years since. His only son living, Henry Moss 
Wing, has taken charge and it the desire of the family 
that a Wing may always live at the ** Homestead." 

David Warner Wing began life. in a very energetic 
manner and continued the same. He has been a thriftly, 
successful farmer, raising all kinds of grain and stock 
until a few years ago. He is now a retired farmer yet 
he looks after his farm, cannot relinquish all rights fidly 
— ^force of habit and love of the work. His having de- 
scended from an ancestral line of truly honest Quakers 
fitted to enjoy his religion and, as a member of the 
Christian Church, he is quiet and unassuming, but happy 
and contented spiritually. He is loyal to Democracy and 
Southern rights, is charitable and helpful in every good 
cause, liberal donator to all institutions of worthy char- 
acter. In a sum he is a good citizen, husband, father, 
and patriot, deserving and worthy of the blessings which 
come to him, and in every way exemplary. 

Wing - Wilson. 

xiv Annette Wing, youngest daughter of Catherine 
Bryan Jones and Freeman Wing, married Dr. T. H. 
Wilson, a dentist, in 1870. 

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They have 
Children : 

Mary Catherine Wilson. 
Wing Wilson. 
Clara Belle Wilson. 


Lucy C. Brown Wing (Mrs. David Warner Wing) with 
her nieces, Kate and Sophia McMahan, attended the eighth 
annual Wing reunion in 1912 in the Auditorium Hotel 
in Chicago — a unique gathering of kindred. As a family 
the Wings are founders of cities, leaders in religion and 
educational work, etc. Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, the 
playwright was represented by literary contribution at 
the Chicago Reunion. They claim that there are 100,- 
000 lineal descendants of the Wing family in America 
governed by a president and board of seven directors 
incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts, main- 
taining an office in Boston devoted to genealogical and 
historical interest to its members. 

Rev. John Wing, from whom the family descended, 
was a graduate of Oxford in 1599. He is one of the 
six freemen to whom King James granted the Charter 
of Banberry Cross, famous in English literature, the 
place where the old woman rode the white horse, the 
original home of hot cross buns. He married Deborah 
Bachiler, daughter of another famous character in 
Colonial history, Stephen Bachiler. Rev. John Wing 
was court minister to Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia and 
wrote books of interest, some now among the kindred. 

There were six hundred present at this reunion and 
each member wore a button bearing the coat-of-arms 
and the Wing bad.«:e. At the top of each badge ap- 
peared the name of one of the four brothers which 
showed from which the wearer was descended. The 

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reception of the last evening was very impressive. All 
formed a circle singing ''Till We Meet Again*' and 
final prayer. 

Jones - Field. 

Ill Lucy Ann Jones, daughter of Anna Nowlin 
and John Jones, married William Walker Field. She 
is still living at Slater, Mo., about one hundred years old. 
She has only one child living, Willie Field. 

Lucy Ann Jones Field and William Walker Field 
had ten 

Children : 

i Rebecca Field; dead. 

ii Myra Field; dead, 

ill Anna Field; dead, 

iv Elizabeth Field; dead. 

V Henry Walker Field; dead, 

vi Susan Field; dead, 

vii Mildred Field; dead, 

viii Dr. Joseph Field; dead. 

ix Willie Field; living. 

X J. W. Field; dead. 

Field . 

viii Dr. Joseph Field left three 

1 Henry Field lives on a farm in Saline Co., Mo. 

2 Percy Field practices law in Kansas City, Mo. 

3 Lucile Field married Clide Silveston. She graduated at 
Vassar. Spends the summers abroad. 

Jones ' Townsend. 

IV David Jones, son of Anna Nowlin and John 
Jones, married first Martha Townsend. They had one 


i John Saunders Jones; born 28 January, 1839; died 5 
December, 1854. 



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1 Abraham Nowlin was a native of the State of 
Virginia and was in the Revolution in 1776. He lived 
to be forty years of age. He married Mildred Watkins. 
She was bom in 1765 and died in 1838 at Appomattox, 

To Abraham and Mildred Watkins were given 
Children : 

I Bryan Watkins Nowlin. 

II Abraham Perkins Nowlin. 

III William Nowlin. 

IV Samuel Nowlin. 

V Thomas Watkins Nowlin. 

VI Sallie Nowlin; married Jonathan Christian. 
VII Pollie Nowlin; married Turned Patterson. 

VIII Pattie Nowlin; married Jack Sears. 

Nowlin - Spencer. 

I Bryan Watkins Nowlin, oldest child of Abraham 
and Mildred Watkins Nowlin, married Mary Spencer 
the first time. 
Clhildren : 

i Virginia C. Nowlin; married John P. Hughes. 

ii Marie E. Nowlin; married Capt S. H. Overton. 

iil John H. Nowlin; married Sallie Woodson. 

iy Julia Nowlin; died in infancy. 

y Bryan Ward Nowlin; died in infancy. 

yl William C. Nowlin; married Virginia Watkins. 

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Til S. Walker NowUn; married Emma Chapman. 

1 ManvlUe Susie NowUn. 

2 Walker Nowlln. 

3 Eugenia Nowlln. 

4 Lellth Nowlln. 

5 Harold C. Nowlln. 

6 Warren S. NowUn. 

I Bryan Watkins Nowlin married the second time 
Jane Harris. They had 


1 Robert S. Nowlln. 

II Rose Nowlln; married Alex Tomklns. 
HI Lula Nowlln; married Frank Tomklns. 

All this family are dead. 

Nowlin - Wills. 

II Abraham Perkins Nowlin, son of Abraham and 
Mildred Watkins Nowlin, married Miss Wills. 
Children : 

I Mary Nowlln; married Robert Todd of Richmond, Va. 

II Bettle Nowlln; married John A. Patterson. 

III Charles W. Nowlln; single. 

fy William C. Nowlln; married Miss Woolrldge. 

Nowlin - Carnifix. 

V Thomas Watkins Nowlin, son of Abraham and Mil- 
dred Watkins Nowlin of Appomattox Co., Va., was bom 
9 January, 1795, married Ann Tombs Carnifix of Camp- 
bell Co., Va. She was a daughter of Chesler Carnifix 
and bom 2 March, 1814; died 7 April, 1888, He died 2 
Febmary, 1872. 

Thomas Watkins and Ann T. Carnifix Nowlin were 
blessed with a large family of 

1 Elizabeth Mildred Nowlin; bom 14 July, 1830; died 2: 
June, 1834. 

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li Martha Jane Nowlin; bom 28 September, 1834; died 2 

June, 1869. 
ill George W. Perkins Nowlin; born 18 February, 1836; 

died January, 1909. 
Iv Thomas Edward Nowlin; bom 23 April, 1838; died No- 
vember, 1908. 
y Samuel Mosely Nowlin; bom 2 February, 1840; married 

a Rodgers. 
vl Mary Susan Nowlin; bom 11 April, 1841; died 15 March, 

vil Sarah Frances Nowlin; bom 10 October, 1842; married 

a Rodgers. 
vlll John WUllam Nowlin; bom 28 October, 1844; died 12 
November, 1851. 
Ix Bryan Hunter Nowlin; born 19 October, 1846; living. 
X James Benjamin Nowlin; bora 9 Febmary, 1849; mar- 
ried a Wlndfleld. 
^-^r xl Daniel Adams Christian Nowlin; born 25 May, 1851; 
Trip- , xli Stephen H. Patterson Nowlin; born 25 May, 1851; died 
lets 14 May,, 1852. 

^ xlil Ann Bransford Glbbs Nowlin; bom 25 May. 1851. 
xlv David Hunter Nowlin; bora 31 August, 1855; died 14 

January, 1856. 
XV Robert Chesley Nowlin; bom 30 January, 1857; died 24 
June, 1857. 

V Thomas Watkins Nowlin was a soldier of the 
war of 1812, the father of fifteen noble sons and daugh- 
ters and best of all honored with triplets. Thomas Wat- 
kins mnst have been a good man to have been given so 
many choice spirits for timers protecting care. Several 
are living today to testify to their father *s noble dis- 

Nowlin - Patterson. 

ix Bryan Hnnter Nowlin (Thomas, Abraham, 

-), was bom in Appomattox, Va., 19 October, 1846, 
married MoUie Cordelia Patterson, 19 August, 1884. She 
was bom 30 April, 1868, a daughter of Charles E. Pat- 
terson, grand-daughter of William Patterson, who was 

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To Bryan Hunter and Mollie C. Patterson Nowlin 
were given 
Children : 

I Annie May Nowlin; born 10 May, 1885. 
II Charlie Thomas Nowlin; born 14 May, 1889. 
Ill Emma Rosa Nowlin; born 20 March, 1893; married Sam 
Gleaves Foster, 11 August, 1910, at Wythville, Va. 

In Bryan Hunter Nowlin flows the true blood of 
Irish Ancestry. He is a veteran of the late Civil War, 
a veteran of merit, clinging to the principles of Southern 
rights and Democracy, having come down the patriotic 
line of valiant parentage whose father was a soldier of 
1812, grandfather of 1776. There are few sons so high- 
ly favored with patriotism or h,ave a truer purpose in 
the cause of justice in protecting their country. Long 
may such live to defnd the land that was given them for 
an inheritance! 



The lineage given below is strictly of the Southern 
branch but does not run through the house of Bryan 
Ward and Lucy Wade Nowlin, who were the Abrahamic 
ancestors of the Southern branch. 

1 Patrick Nowlin, supposed to be the son of James 
of Ireland and brother of James the Carpenter, came to 
Kentucky at an early date from Lynchburg, Va. He 
married Nancy Jones of Baltimore, M. D. and had two 
brothers, ©avid and James. 

Patrick and Nancy Jones Nowlin had one in family, 
possibly more not named. 

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I William James Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Wells. 

I William James Nowlin, son of Patrick and Nancy 
Jones Nowlin, settled in Calloway Co., Ky. ; was a far- 
mer. He married Julia Wells and lived to be abont sixty- 
five years of age. 

To William James and Jtdia Wells Nowlin were 
Children : 

i David Nowlin; born 1834; veteran of Civil War. 
ii Nancy J. Nowlin; bom 1836. 
lii Patrick Riley; born 1838. 
iv John W. Nowlin; bom 1840. 
V (clev. William J. Nowlin, Jr.; bom 29 August, 1842; lives 

in Padueah, Ky. 
vi Richard Nowlin; bom 1844; died young, 
vii Edward Nowlin; bom 1846; died at age of 25 years, 
viii Sallie Nowlin; born 1848. 

Nowlin - Bonner. 

i David Nowlin was a teacher and later in life en- 
gaged in the mercantile business. He served as captain 
of the Seventh Kentndcy Regiment on the Confederate 
side of the Civil War and was killed in the Battle of 
Ptdaski, Tenn. 

He married Salina Bonner and three children were 
bom to them. 
Children : 

1 Julia Nowlin. 

2 wnilam Patrick Nowlin. 

3 r)avid L. Nowlin. 

All the above are married and have faDdilies. JnUa 
and David L. live at Carmack, Ky., and are engaged in 
the mercantile business. William Patrick lives in Arkan- 

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Nowlin ' Rowland. 

ii Nancy J. Nowlin, daughter of William James 
and Julia Wells Nowlin, married William L. Bowland, 
united baptist preacher. Thev had no children and are 
both dead. 

Nowlin - Newel 

iii Patrick Eiley Nowlin, son of William James and 
Jtdia Wells Nowlin, followed school teaching, later 
studied and practiced law in Qreenboro, Miss. He mar- 
mied Sophia Newel. They have no children and both 
are dead. 

Nowlin - Bonner. 

iv John W. Nowlin, another son of William James 
and Julia Wells Nowlin, married Virginia Bonner. They 

1 Grace Nowlin. 

2 Faith Nowlin. 

3 Patrick Riley Nowlin. 

4 MagnesB Nowlin. 

John W. Nowlin died in Kentucky. His two sons 
died in Arkansas and his widow and two daughters live 
in Dennisen, Texas. 

Nowlin - Stone. 

V ®Rev. William J. Nowlin, Jr. ( ©William James, 
©Patrick) of Kentucky, was bom 29 August, 1842. He 
was a veteran of the Civil War in the Confederate States 
of America, principally in Virginia in the First Ken- 
tucky Infantry, Company **F*'. At the close of the 
war he followed teaching, later practiced dentistry, also 
engaged in the mercantile business. He is in the minis- 

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terial work, having been a Baptist minister for a great 
many years. 

He was married first to Elizabeth Stone of Birming- 
ham, Ky. This union was blessed with 
Children : 

1 Ida NowUn. 

2 Elizabeth Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Smith. 

1 Ida Nowlin married Porter Smith and located 
in Texas where she died. 

Nowlin - Baswell. 

2 Elizabeth Nowlin married John W. BasweU, Fort 
Henry, Tenn. They were blessed with 


1 Leland BasweU. 

2 George Baswell. 
8 Emma Baswell. 

V William J. Nowlin married the second time Mary 
Stone of Birmingham, Ky. They had no children, and 
he married the third time Maggie B. Love of the same 
place. She was of Scotch descent. 

William J. and Maggie B. Love Nowlin were given 

1 Wllbert Nowlin; born 19 February, 1887. 

2 Walter W. Nowlin; died at age nine. 

Nowlin - Bryan. 

1 Wilbert Nowlin, son and oldest child of William 
J. and Maggie B. Love Nowlin, is a commercial traveler 
and was married 18 November, 1908 to Nell Bryan of 
Paducah, Ky., and they are now living at 326 North 
Fourth Street at Paducah. 

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I Burwell Nowlin was bom in Lynchburg, Va. 
about the year 1796. His mother's name was Bosina 
Wright and his father, whose name was unascertained, 
died when Burwejl was yet young. At twelve he be- 
came an apprentice to an uncle to remain until twenty- 
one years of age, but at eighteen he ran away and went 
to Ohio. He married Annie Hall about 1816 and settled 
near Chambersburg, Ohio, his Post Office being Eureka, 
Ohio. He died in Kansas 1872, at the age of seventy- 

Bom to Burwell and Annie Hall Nowlin were 
Children : 

I Morris Nowlin; bom about 1817, In Gallia Ck>., Ohio; 

died at age three, 
n Ellis Nowlin; bom 1819, in GaUia Co.^ Ohio; died 1891. 

III Ellen Nowlin; bom about 1821, in GalUa Co.. Ohio; diel 

IV Sallie Nowlin; bom about 1824, m GaUia Co., Ohio; died 

V EnoB Nowlin; born 1830, in Gallia Co., Ohio; died 1851; 

VI James Nowlin; bom 1832, in GaUia Co., Ohio; die^ 1912. 
, Vn Cynthia Nowlin; bom 1834, in Gallia Co., Ohio; died 

1854; unmarried. 
Vin Josephine Nowlin; bom 1836, in Gallia Co., Ohio. 
IX Charles A. Nowlin; '688T ^oq in Gallia Co.. Ohio; died 

X Levi Nowlin; bom 1 July, 1843, in GaUia Co., Ohio. 

XI Andrew Nowlin; bom 1845, in Gallia Co., Ohio; died 
1867, in Memphis, Tenn.; unmarried. Was a War veteran. 

XII Marie Ann Nowlin; bom 1847, in Gallia Co., Ohio; died 

Nowlin - Saunders. 

II Ellis Nowlin, son of Burwell and Annie Hall 
Nowlin, was bom in Gallia Co., Ohio, and lived contin- 

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uously in that county until his death in 1891 at the age 
of seventy-two. He followed the vocation of farming. 

He married Sallie Saunders and they had three 
Children : 

i Amos Nowlin. 
ii Galllton NowUn. 
ill James Nowlin. 

Ellis Nowlin married the second time but had no 

Nowlin - Morris. 

III Ellen Nowlin, daughter of Burwell and Annie 
Hall Nowlin, married Henry Morris. She died at Par- 
awan, Kansas at the age of fifty-five, in 1876. 
Children : 

I Annie Morris. 

II Charlie Morris; lives at Athenia, Ore. 

i Annie Morris graduated with honors in the State 
College at Ames, Iowa. She lived with her uncle after 
her mother and father's deaths. She married a prom- 
ising lawyer and died twelve months after her marriage. 

Nowlin - Stewart. 

IV Sallie Nowlin, a daughter of Burwell and Annie 
Hall Nowlin, married John Stewart. She lived at Mar- 
ion, Ohio, where she died 18G4, at the age of forty. 

Children : 

I Edward Stewart; died unmarried. 

II Ellis Stewart; died unmarried. 

Nowlin - Blankenship. 

VI James Nowlin, son of Burwell and Annie Hall 
Nowlin, was born in Gallia Co., Ohio, and lived in vari- 

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0U8 places. His occupation was a cooper. He married 
Fannie Blankenship and died at the age of eighty, in 
Tyrone, Ky., in 1912. 


1 Louis NowUn; died age 48 yrs., at Tyrone, Ky. 

ii EnoB Nowlln; died age 14 yn. 

ill John Nowlln; died age 48 yre. 

Iv Ellen Nowlln. 

V Andrew J. Nowlln; lives in Tyrone, Ky. 

Yl James Nowlln; died at age 88 yrs., in Tyrone, Ky. 

Til Hettie Nowlln. 

Nowlin - Thacker. 

VIII Josephine Nowlin was born 1836, a daughter 
of Burwell and Annie Hall Nowlin, married at the age 
of twenty-two, Rev. Elisha Thacker. She is now a widow 
living at Gateway, Ohio. 

Children : 

I Edith Thacker; married Israel EUls Thacker; liyes at 
Proctorville, Ohio. 

II Ella Thacker; married Charles Benedict; home at Cul- 
loden. West Va. 

ill Ida Thacker; married Frank Savlne; home at Hurri- 

can, West Va. 
iy Anna Thacker; married a McAllister; home at Ohese- 

peak Bay, O. 
Y Electa Thacker; married a ranchman In Idaho, 
yl lona Thacker; married Wade Waldeck, a merchant In 

Gateway, Ohio; home in Chesepeak, Ohio, 
yll James Thacker; unmarried. 

. Nowlin - McCarthy. 

IX Charles A. Nowlin, a son of Burwell and Annie 
Hall Nowlin, married at the age of twenty-four, Jane 
McCarthy of Ames, Iowa. At the age of twenty-two 
he volunteered in the Thirty-sixth Regiment, Company 
**I" of the Ohio Voluteers Infantry and served four 
years in the Civil War. At the close of the War he 
settled at Ames, Iowa, followed farming and was very 

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prosperous. He died in 1911, age seventy-three and his 
wife in 1912, at the age of seventy-seven, at Ames, Iowa. 


I Herbert Nowlin; married and Hying at Ames, Iowa. 

II Benjamin Nowlin; married and llYlng at Ames, Iowa. 

Nowlin - Wolfe. 

X Levi Nowlin, tenth child of Burwell and Annie 
Hall Nowlin, was bom in Clay Township, Gallia Co., 
Ohio, Post Office Eureka, 1 July, 1843. He followed 
farming until the Civil War broke out when he inlisted 
at the age of eighteen in the Thirty-sixth Ohio Volun- 
teers Infantry, 8 January, 1862, and served three years. 
He was wounded at the Battle of Chicamauga and left 
on the battle field for dead. He was taken prisoner at 
Richmond, Va. and after two months exchanged and 
joined his regiment at Winchester, Shenandoh Valley, 
Va. He was again captured July 24, 1864 and later 
imprisoned at Danville, Va. On the 6th of October in 
same year made his escape, working his way over the 
Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains to the head waters 
of the Kanawha River at Ganby Bridge, the junction 
of Ganby River and New River which two form the 
Kanawha twenty-five miles above Charleston, now the 
capital of West Virginia. He was one month and four 
days working his way to the Federal lines. 

He has engaged in many things since the close of 
the War. His present occupation is Court Attendant, 
Municipal Court of the City of New York. He married 
Carrie Wolfe of Racine, Ohio in the year 1866. She 
died 6 July, 1912 at the age of sixty-five. He now lives 
with son Edgar C. Nowlin in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Levi and Carrie Wolfe Nowlin were blessed with 

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Children : 

1 Gertrude Nowlin; died in infancy, 
ii Bertie Nowlin; died at age of 37 yrs. 
iii Edgar C. Nowlin; married and resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

X Levi Nowlin is the author of the Nowlin-Hall 
line and thinks there is no doubt as to the relationship 
between Burwell Nowlin, his father, and the early Vir- 
ginia Nowlins. The names and dates also places where 
bom all are evidences of the fact that Burwell is a de- 
scendant of James the Founder either through David or 
Patrick who moved to Kentucky in pioneer days. There 
is a nucleus at this point of the early Virginia Nowlins 
that has not been fully correlated and from many stand 
points there is reason to think this line a branch from 
that nucleus. 

Levi Nowlin is a genuine Nowlin of Celtic type, 
showing the characteristics of them in a most marked 
manner; in the poise of the head, cut of the eye, and 
that sure tread of the foot that bespeaks nobility and 
firmness of character. All the energizing spirit within 
him seems to have lost nothing through the encircling 
years. He is still as full of romantic sentiment as when 
a boy in his teens ; all his life is crowned with dreamy 
visions, hoping and waiting for something that would 
make life idealistic. The heavens and all beneath them 
are throbbing with beauties and it is the beauties of 
nature that appeal to him, and he dwells among the 
sunny spots and gathers happiness from them — so much 
easier to love than to hate. 

Nowlin - Anderson, 

XII Marie Ann Nowlin, the youngest child of Bur- 
well and Annie Hall Nowlin, married Fred Anderson. 
She died 1885 at the age of thirty-eight in Athenia, Ore. 

To Marie A. Nowlin Anderson and Fred Anderson 
were given 

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Carrie Anderson; llyes 1226 Shattuck Ave., 


Stella Anderson. 

Andrew Anderson. 




Burwell Anderson. 

Fred Anderson; lives 1226 Shattuck Ave., Berk 

eley, Calif. 

i Carrie Anderson is styled by hospital doctors the 
best professional nurse in the state of California. She 
posseses that sympathy for the suffering and self sacri- 
ficing which m£Js:es her by nature adapted for this partic- 
ular avocation. She possesses the capacity to have won 
laurels in literary pursuits and is highly educated. 

She is a most lovable woman with all the graces of 
an education and refinment; is very emotional, all sun- 
shine among the joyous, then suddenly weeping with the 
sad; an all around congenial spirit, scattering sunshine 
as she goes, and rejoices that Nowlin blood courses her 

She is keeping house with her youngest brother, 
Fred, in Berkely, Calif., and rearing two orphan chil- 
dren whose father she is nursing and whose mother is 
dead. She is a home builder in every sense. 

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1 Micheal Nowlin I of Ireland, came over to 
America about 1740 to 1750. He had been at sea for a 
number of years, principally on whaling vessels. He was 
a man of sterling qualities and marked ability, an 
athlete physically, and with that same individuality and 
characteristics of the first of the name who preceded 
him to this country. While the exact relationship has 
not been able to be traced yet it is evident that Micheal 
is closely connected with the Southern family. All who 
spell their name with the terminus, **lin,'^ are related in 
some degree. He perpetuates in his family the names 
of the three brothers who came over about 1700, being 
William, John, and James. He is thought to be a de- 
scendant of John, one of the three brothers who went 
North after the landing. Many of his descendants were 
brave veterans of the Civil War in the FederiQ Army. 
There is individuality, tradition, characteristic, synono- 
mous name that insures a near tie by consanquinity while 
history is not definite. He is at the head of his family 
who represent the other distinctive political line, the 

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His mother was a widow with an estate. It is 
probable that she, like some other widows in Ireland, 
was allowed her land, having taken no part in the war, 
as all the men who were in the service lost their lands. 

Fearing punishment for some boyish prank, MichecQ 
ran away from home and went to sea. Micheal had a 
beautiful sword, fine in workmanship and a priceless 
treasure, which he could handle with skill even to the 
clipping of the collar button without injury. It is hand- 
ed down his line to those who wear the name, MichecQ, 
and is said that one Micheal of the third generation is 
in possession of this treasure now. 

MichecQ Nowlin I married about 1765 Nancy Vaughn. 
To them were added six 

I WiUiam Nowlin; born about 1768; married Rachel Smith. 

n John Nowlin; bom about 1771; married Dorothy Ho3rt 

in Rebecca Nowlin; born about 1778; married Thomas 

rv James Nowlin; born about 1776; married Katie Darby. 
V Polly Nowlin; born about 1777; married Richard Whally. 
VI Bardine Nowlin; born about 1780; never married; gath- 
ered considerable an estate in Canada. 

1 MichecQ Nowlin settled in Duchess, New York 
and was a grand ancestor and brave spirit. One of his 
descendants adds : 

**We will sing a joyful song, 
It shall ring both loud and long, 
Of those stalwart, old first Nowlins, ever true. 
We will skim a line or so 
From the dim, dark, long ago 
When all the Grandfather Nowlins were but few. 

And a gladsome note of praise 

Let us ever fondly raise 

For that green clad island floating on the blue. 

And the westward shining light 

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Of that early morning bright 

When our stirring Nowlin blood was just brand new. 

Ne'er forget those Nowlin boys 

Who left home and youthful joys 

For the West o'er old Atlantic's treacherous wave, 

They unsheathed the trusty sword 

When the captain gave the word 

And they fought their way to glory *mong the brave. 

Those who reached the Western side 

Soon were scattered far and wide, 

But were ready to help conquer this new world, 

And today our hearts may thrill, 

For they're working with a will 

Wheresoe'er our starry banner is unfurled." 

— Frank Nowlin, Gaylord, Mich. 


I William Nowlin, son and oldest child of Micheal 
I. and Nancy Vaughn, was born 1768 and married 
Bacheal Smith. 

To William and Racheal Smith Nowlin were bom 
Children : 

i John Nowlin; married Malinda Light 
11 Nancy Nowlin; married Samuel Covey, 
ill Flenna Nowlin; married a Barrows; no children. 
lY James Nowlin; married twice, 
y Betsy Nowlin; married Ellas Field; no children. 

NowUn - Light 

i John Nowlin, first bom of William and Bacheal 
Smith Nowlin, married Malinda Light. To them were 
bom six 

1 WiUiam Nowlin; married first Delia Trayerse; second 
Anna Crandall. 

2 Rachel Nowlin; married Reuben Crandall. 

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3 Sarah Nowlln; married Michael Nowlln. 

4 Smith Nowlin; married Nancy Beadleston. 

5 Betsy Nowlin; never married. 

6 Abby Nowlin; married Martin Whitmore. 

Nowlin - Traverse. 

1 William Nowlin, son of John and Malinda Light 
Nowlin, was nick-named *^ Short WilP' not because he 
was so short bnt because he was so tall. He was author 
of the **Bark Covered House'' which was said to be the 
history of his father's family. He was a fine singer. 
He married first Delia Traverse, second Anna Crandall, 
lived at Dearborn, Mich. 

He was the father of seven 

I Angela Nowlin; married William Stephen. 

II John Nowlin; died young, 

in Harriet Nowlin; died young, 

rv Allen Nowlin; married Margarett Miller. 

V Arthur Nowlin; married Gussie Long. 
VI Henry Nowlin; married Carrie Cotton. 

Nowlin - Crandall. 

2 Bacheal Nowlin married Reuben Crandall. To 
them were added six 


I George Crandall; married Emma Elliott 

II Malinda Crandall; married Leonard Martin. 

III Sarah Crandall; married Clifton Tilden. 

IV Anna Crandall; died young. 

V John Crandall; married Ellen Lanard. 
VI Ida Crandall; died young. 

Nowlin - Nowlin. 

3 Sarah Nowlin married MicheiQ Nowlin. They 
had four 

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I Laura Nowlln; died young, 

n Mary Nowlln; married Andrew Pattent 

m Anna Nowlln; married James Whltmore. 

IV John Nowlln; married Hattie Homer. 

Nowlin - Beadleston. 

4 Smith Nowlin married Nancy Beadleston the 
first time. They have three 

I Mary B. Nowlin; married Alton Tllden. 
II George Nowlin; married Nancy Harvey, 
m Silas Nowlin. 

4 Smith Nowlin married the second time Ennice 
Martin. They have two 

I Harriett Nowlin; married Samuel Erma. 
II John Nowlin. 

NowUn - Whitmore. 

6 Abby Nowlin, youngest child of John and Malinda 

Light Nowlin, married Martin Whitmore. They were 

given one 


I Laura Whitmore; lives in Detroit, Mich. 

Nowlin - Covey. 

ii Nancy Nowlin, daughter of William and Bacheal 
Smith Nowlin, married Samuel Covey, and to them were 
bom ten 

1 Albert Covey. 

2 Hannah Ck>vey. 

3 Jane Covey. 

4 Bailie Covey. 

5 Malinda Covey. 

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6 Clarinda Corey. 

7 John Covey. 

8 Oriffln Covey. 

9 Samuel Covey. 
10 William Covey. 

Nowlin • 

iv James Nowlin, son of William and Bacheal 
Smith Nowlin, was married twice but names of wives 
were not ascertained. He had two 

1 Betsy Nowlin. 

2 Malvina Nowlin. 


II John Nowlin, son of Micheal Nowlin I. and 
Nancy Vaughn Nowlin, was bom 22 December, 1771, 
died 19 September, 1852. He married Dorothy Hoyt 
about 1791. 

To John and Dorothy Hoyt Nowlin were given ten 
Children : 

i Michael Nowlin II; born 14 November, 1793; served in 

Mexican War. 

ii James Harry Nowlin; bom 20 April, 1796. 

ill Hannah Nowlin; bom 11 June, 1798. 

iv Rosanah Nowlin; bom 21 March, 1800. 

V Martha (Patty) Nowlin; bom 19 March, 1802. 

vi William Nowlin; bom 26 June, 1804. 

vii Henry Nowlin; born 27 August, 1806. 

viii Nepolean Nowlin; bom 24 September, 1808. 

is Silas Nowlin; bom 21 July, 1812. 

X Addison Nowlin; bom 8 May, 1814. 

NowUn - Thompson. 

i Micheal Nowlin H, first bom of John and Dor- 
othy (Dolly) Hoyt, served in the War of 1812, being 
present at the retaking of Fort Niagara and Buffalo. 

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He worked two years in the construction of the Erie 
Canal and later kept a hotel for eight years in Alleghany 
Co., N. Y. This hotel built eighty years still stands, 
located at Black Creek, N. Y. He was also a teacher, a 
justice of peace, and later a farmer. He moved to 
Pulaski Township, Jackson Co., Mich, in 1836, being of 
the earliest settlers and organizers of that township. 
He interested his brothers and sisters in the then Terri- 
tory of Michigan, helping them more or less in getting 
a start there. In 1842 he was Township Clerk, an office 
held in 1845 by James Nowlin, in 1857 by Levi Nowlin, 
and in 1869 by Lorenzo Nowlin. 

Li politics Micheal H was a Whig, in religion for 
more than forty years he was a conaistant and valued 
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a 
good citizen, father and veteran. He died recognized in 
the community as a true and noble character in Layton, 

Micheal Nowlin H married Elizabeth Thompson, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Thompson in 1817, and 
to this union were bom 

1 Irene Nowlin; married James Mott 

2 Levi Nowlin; married Parmelia A. Hubbard. 

3 Hiram Nowlin; married Hannah Mott. 

4 Elizabeth Nowlin; married Anthony Ingalls. 
6 Mary Nowlin; died young. 

6 Silas N<5wlln; died young. 

7 John Nowlin; married Anna Brail. 

8 Emma Nowlin; married John Beadleston; no children. 

9 Harrison Nowlin; died young. 

10 Harriet Nowlin; married Nile Weston. 

11 Lucy Nowlin; died in infancy. 

Nowlin - Mott. 

**0h! tell me a tale of the early days 
Of the times as they used to be; 
Tell me of the old log house, about 

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"She who bore the cross unflinching, 
Walking in God's chosen way." 

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The loft and the puncheon floor, 

The old fire-place with the crane swung out 

And the latch string through the door.'' 

1 Irene Nowlin, eldest daughter of Micheal II and 
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Thompson, was bom in Monroe Co., 
N. Y., 12 December, 1818, and was brought up in pioneer 
days in Michigan, her father having moved his family 
there in her childhood days. She was educated in the 
log school house with big fire-place with the huge back 
log put in the evening before for the comfort of the f ol- 
fowing day. 

She was a leader in her circle and a test speller in 
the spelling match. She became a teacher and taught 
two years. Afterward she married Joseph B. Mott, 17 
August, 1745 in Concord, Jackson Co., Mich, and reared 
a large family of children, all of whom are teachers in 
literary and musical lines. Irene Nowlin Mott's history 
has been one of tact and energy and force of character. 
Her leading traits are evidence of a generous and noble 
disposition. She has been permitted at the age of ninety 
to furnish the record of her family and that of her 
father for the history of the Nowlin family, with the help 
of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Maxwell, under her own 

Irene Nowlin Mott and Joseph B. Mott were blessed 
with eight 
Children : 

I James Mott; born 11 March, 1847, in Pulaski, Mich.; 

died 22 December, 1879. 
II Edward Mott; born 7 February, 1849; at North Wayne, 

Cass Co., Mich.; married Nellie Taylor, 10 May, 1872. 
m Daniel Mott; born 6 April, 1851; married Ellen M. 

Baldwin; died 12 August, 1907. 
IV Mary Mott; bom 18 September, 1854, at North Wayne, 

Cass Co., Mich.; married William Maxwell, 10 April, 1876. 
V Simon Mott; bom 15 May, 1855, in Cass Co., Mich.; 

married Llbbie Oliver, October, 1875. 

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VI Hannah Mott; bom 20 July, 1857, in Caaa Ca, BCleh.; a 

teacher; taught at Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Vn Bmma Mott; bom 14 May, 1859; married Edward F. 

Buchan, 14 May, 1881; died 2 Noyember, 1901. 
Vm Alford Mott; bom 24 March, 1861; died 1868, in Michigan. 

Mott . Taylor. 

n Edward Mott, son of Irene Nowlin Mott and 
Joseph B. Mott, married Nellie Taylor in 1872. Added 
to them were six 

i Alford Mott; bom 11 October, 1873. 

11 Grace M. Mott; bom 20 February, 1880. 

iU Dwight B. Mott; born 8 May, 1883. 

It Eva D. Mott; bom 7 February, 1885. 

y James O. Mott; bora 1 April, 1887. 

Yi Hazel Mott; bom 1 January, 1889. 

Mott - Baldwin. 

in Daniel Mott, a son of Irene Nowlin Mott and 
Joseph B. Mott, married Ellen Baldwin, 8 October, 1888. 
He was a builder and contractor and draftsman. He was 
thrown by an engine in 1907 and killed in Oklahoma. 
Children : 

1 Ida L. Mott; born 17 August, 1889. 

11 Everett Mott; born 4 May, 1893. 

Hi Bemice Irene Mott; born 28 January, 1896. 

iv Lee E. Mott; bora 17 Febraary, 1897. 

Mott - MaxweU. 

IV Mary Mott, daughter of Irene Nowlin Mott and 
Joseph B. Mott, married William Maxwell, 10 April, 
1876. They reside in Estherville, Iowa, and have 

1 Arthur G. Maxwell; born 17 September, 1877. 

Mary Mott was a Nowlin in make-up, five feet two 
inches high, hazel eyes and brown hair. This is the 

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early American type, drifts back to the Irish coloring. 
She has a kind daughter and a friend to the orphan. 
She represented her mother's family in history. She 
taught school in her girlhood days and married a rail- 
road man. Her husband worked for the railroad four- 
teen years then severed his connection and is now en- 
gaged along other lines. She is interestng herself in 
her little neice, Vema Buchan, whose mother is dead. 

Mott - Oliver. 

V Simon Mott^ a son of Irene Nowlin Mott and 
Joseph B. Motty married Libbie Oliver, October, 1875. 
They have four 


i Frank O. Mott; born 2 May, 1878. 

II SteUa Mott; bom 20 November, 1887. 

III Bthel Mott; bom 6 November, 1889. 
It Ruby Mott; bora about 1890. 

Simon Mott was a congenial and jolly fellow, very 
witty, a real Irishman in completion and wit. He was 
County Surveyor in Oklahoma for six years ; also a stone 
mason and has built many fine buildings in different 

VI Hannah Mott, daughter of Irene Nowlin and 
Joseph B. Mott, graduated from the State Normal School 
of Winona, Minn. She tought at Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
for several years, and at one time in the Salt Lake City 
schools. She has made considerable reputation as a 
thorough up to date teacher. 

Mott - Buchan. 

Vn Emma Mott, youngest daughter of Irene Now- 
lin Mott and Jdseph B. Mott, married Edward P. Buchan. 
They had one 


I Vema Buchan is living with her aunt* Mary MazweU. 

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Emma was a proficient musician, taught music be- 
fore her marriage and was a very successful teacher in 
that capacity. She died 2 November, 1901. 

Nowlin - Hubbard. 

2 Levi Nowlin, second child and eldest son of 
Micheal II. and Elizabeth Thompson Nowlin, was born 
12 April, 1820 in Alleghany Co., N. Y., married Parmelia 
A. Hubbard in 1847, died in Cass Co., Mich. 

Levi and Parmelia. A. Hubbard Nowlin were given 

Children : 

I Silas B. Nowlin. 

II Florence Nowlin. 

Ill Alice Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Mott. 

3 Hiram Nowlin, son of Micheal II and Elizabeth 
Thompson Nowlin, was born 8 October 1822 at Allen, 
Alleghany Co., N. Y., married Hannah Mott, 21 Sep- 
tember, 1848 at Jackson Co., Mich. 

To this union of Hiram and Hannah Mott Nowlin 
were added an intelligent family of 
Children : 

I Flora A. Nowlin; born 8 December, 1851; married Jerome 
Palmer at Dowagiac, Mich. 

1 Bertha Palmer. 
II Ida M. Nowlin; born 28 April, 1855; married James Hart, 
21 October. 1873; died 2 November, 1874. They have one 

1 Claud N. Hart 

III Anna B. Nowlin; born 29 October, 1857; is a teacher in 
Marshall, Mich. 

IV Irene C. Nowlin; born 1 August, 1860; married 1 Sep- 
tember, 1882 Stephen Couch; died 26 September, 1902, 
She was a teacher of merit and distinction. 

i Harold Couch. 

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il Howard Couch, 
ill Mauiine Couch. 
V Clifford H, Nowlin; born 7 December, 1863; married 1 
August, 1889, Alice Cary Smith. He Is a teacher In Kan- 
sas City, Mo. 
YI Dr. John H. Nowlln; born 5 May, 1867; a practicing 
physician In Chicago. 

Hiram Nowlin is nearing ninety-four years of age. 
When a mere boy of twelve his father moved from New 
York to Jackson Co., Mich. Hiram walked across 
western New York to Ohio and a part of Michigan, help- 
ing to drive a herd of cattle. After reaching Michigan 
he attended the district school in an old log school house 
when he was not engaged in the hard work of clearing, 
fencing, and farming. At the age of twenty he worked 
for five months on Lakes Erie and Huron; first on the 
sailing boat, **John Richard,'^ then in the propeller, 
" Detroit, ^^ receiving $17 per month. He returned to 
the farm and married Hannah J. Mott. (See Diary of 
Capt. Daniel Bow by Alford Roe, Worcester, Mass. 

2 January, 1853 he sailed from New York City on 
the steamship **Star of the West,'* crossed the Isthmus 
of Panama on mule back, then sailed oji ^^ Brother Jona- 
than,'^ and reaching San Francisco, 2 February, 1853. 
The cost of the passage from New York City was $140. 
While in California he worked at mining at Santa Clara, 
Nevada City, and Morris Flat at $4 to $6 per day. In 
the summer of 1854 he returned by .the Panama route 
on the ** Pacific '* and ** Prometheus'' and resumed Ihe 
work of a farmer. 

In 1865 he moved to Wayne Township, Cass Co., 
Mich., of which he was supervisor about the year 1879. 
From 1881 to 1903 he was a successful farmer at Hes- 
per, Douglas Co., Kan. While there he lost his wife, 
Hannah Mott Nowlin, since which time he has retired 
from active work. He has revisited New York City 
once, California twice, and spent two winters in Florida. 
His residence now is Marshall, Mich. 

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In politics Hiram Nowlin began a Whig, voting first 
in 1848. Since that time he became a Republican Green 
Backer and is now a Republican. He has taken a deep 
interest in political issues, but not in being an oflSce 
holder. During his many years he has had remarkable 
health. This vitality he attributes in part to hard work, 
plain, wholesome food, and temperate habits. He is a 
firm believer in total abstainance. In 1882 he was relig- 
iously connected at North Wayne, Mich. He joined the 
Methodist E. Church and continues an active member 
of this denomination. Of his children, four are teachers ; 
Anna B. taught six years, Irene C. six, and John four 

Nowlin' Smith. 

V ©Clifford H. NowUn (®Hiram, ®Micheal 11, 
©John, ©Micheal I), whose mother was Hannah Mott, 
is a graduate from Kansas City and is at present a 
teacher in Central High School of that city and con- 
ductor of Kansas Teachers' Institute. For the last fif- 
teen years Clifford H. has been the superintendent of 
the Independence Ave. Methodist E. Sunday School, one 
of the largest in Kansas City. 

Clifford H. Nowlin was bom 7 December, 1863, in 
Jackson Co., Mich., married Alice Cary Smith, 1 August, 
1889, in Jefferson. Co., Kansas. She was born 8 Decem- 
ber, 1858, in Richland Co., Ohio. 

Children : 

i Mabel Ruth Nowlin; born 2 May, 1891, in Wiandott Co., 

ii Harold Nowlin; born 26 June, 1892, in Wiandott Co., 

Kansas; died 8 October, 1892. 
lii Genevieve Alice Nowlin; born 28 July, 1893, in Wiandott 

Co., Kansas, 
iv Lucile Ida NowUn; born 25 September, 1895, in Wiandott 

Co., Kansas. 
V Ethel Frances Nowlin; born 26 May, 1897, in Wiandott 

Co., Kansas. 

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The above family lives in Kansas City. The two 
oldest living, Mabel R. and Genevieve A., are teachers. 

VI ®Dr. John H. Nowlin (®Hiram, ©Micheal II, 
®John, ©Micheal I), youngest child of Hiram and Han- 
nah Mott Nowlin, received his education in the county 
schools up to 1888, then attended and graduated from 
Hesper Academy, also attended one year at Baker Uni- 
versity, Baldwin, Kan., three and one-half years in the 
Kansas State University. He then in 1899 entered the 
North Western University Medical School and gradu- 
ated in 1902, since which time he has been practicing 
medicine successfully in Chicago, HI. 

(The Northern and Southern families are in many 
respects alike, have great proclivity for teachers and 

Nowlin - IngaUs. 

4 Elizabeth Nowlin, daughter of Micheal II and 
Elizabeth Thompson Nowlin, born 30 April, 1826, mar- 
ried Anthony Ingalls in 1850 at Jackson, Mich. She 
died in Cass Co. Mich, about 1872. 
Children : 

I Jurrles Ingalls. 
II Hattle Ingalls. 

III Edward Ingalls. 

IV Clarence Ingalls. 

Nowlin - Brail, 

7 ©John Nowlin (©Micheal II, ©John, ©Micheal I) , 
son of Micheal II and Elizabeth Thompson Nowlin, 
was bom 24 April, 1831 at Allen, Alleghany Co., N. Y., 
married Anna Brail in 1850 at Pulaski, Jackson Co., 
Mich. He died in 1909 at Layton, CaUf . 

I Lucy Nowlin. 

II Llbbie Nowlin. 

Ill Hattle Nowlin. 

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IV George NowUn. 

V Albert NowUn. 

VI Arttmitla Nowlin. 

Vn Dora Nowlin. 

Vm Andrew Nowlin. 

IX Bmest Nowlin. 

Nowlin - KeUog. 

ii ® James Harry Nowlin (©John, ©Mioheal I)^ 
bom 20 April, 1796, whose mother was Dorothy Hoyt, 
married Julia Eellog first. She died 1830. 

To James Harry and Julia Eellog Nowlin were 
given four 


1 James Nowlin; bom 14 April, 1824; died 8 June, 1887; 
married Catherine Penroyar. 


I Venie Nowlin. 

II Lucy Nowlin. 
m Stella Nowlin. 
IV Eunice Nowlin. 

James Nowlin married the second time Elisabeth Hnrlinff. 

I Flora Nowlin; married Dexter Wheeler; has one 

II James Harry Nowlin; died yoong. 

2 Rowena Nowlin; bom 4 September, 1826; died 4 May» 
1849; married George Woodward. 


I George Woodward, Jr. 
8 Bmiline Nowlin; bom 27 April, 1828; died 27 May, 1850; 
married Alonso Hathaway. 

I Delos Hathaway; died young. 
4 Benjamin Nowlin; bom 22 May, 1830; died 15 January^ 
1907; unmarried. 

ii James Harry Nowlin married the second time 
Eunice Kellog, bom in Waterbury, Conn., 25 August, 
1806, died 22 April, 1862. To them were given 

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1 BU NowUn; born 28 April, 1882; died 6 July, 1907; mar- 
ried Mary Beadleston. They had four 


I Stephen Nowlin, a lawyer in Grand Rapida, Mich, 
n Herbert B. Nowlin, married Georgia Myrta Smith. 

1 Leone Nowlin. 
ii Miles Nowlin. 
m Fted Nowlin; married and haa children. 
IV Floyd Nowlin. 

2 Lorenzo Nowlin; born 28 December, 1838; married Ann 


I Bemie Nowlin. 
n Montie Nowlin. 
Ill Lela Nowlin; married a Seely. 

i Howard Seely. 
ii Creasy Seely. 
8 Jane Nowlin; married John Wilbur. 

I BttieWUbur. 
n Goodel Wilbur, 
in Louis Wilbur. 
4 Janett NowUn; bom 19 March, 1842; died 2 March, 1909; 

married James Nowlin. 
6 Maria Nowlin; bom 8 Febmary, 1844; died 26 July, 1906; 
married William Piper. To them were bom 

I Cora Piper; married Freeman Hubbard. 

i Dorothy Hubbard. 
ii Helen Hubbard. 
m Marian Hubbard, 
n Grace Piper; died in infancy, 
m Celia Agnes Piper. 
6 Floretta Nowlin; bom 11 January, 1847; married Henry 

NowUn - Thompson. 

iii Hannah Nowlin, daughter of John and Dorothy 
Hoyt Nowlin, married Rial Thompson in Monroe Co., N. 
Y., and they had 

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CyruB Tbompson; married Lucretia Blaine. 

Horace Thompson; married Catherine Dey. 

James Thompson; married Sarah Bonlds. 

Comelins Thompson. 

Lavina Thompson; married Joe Dey; one child. 

Almlra Thompson; died young. 

Lucy Thompson; married Manning Arnonld. 

Eli Thompson; married Harriet Richardson. 

Charlie Thompson is an engineer in Iowa. 

Mary Thompson. 

Nowlin - Baxter. 

iv Bosanah Nowlin, daughter of John and Dorothy 
Hoyt Nowlin, married Stephen Baxter. 
Children : 

1 Raswell Baxter. 

2 Harrison Baxter. 

3 Joseph Baxter. 

4 Lovlca Baxter; married Joseph Smith. 

5 Damlla Baxter; married first a Hollenbeck; second an 

6 Lavina Baxter. 

Nowlin - Beadleston. 

V Martha (Patty) Nowlin* daughter of John and 
Dorothy Hoyt Nowlin, married Thomas Beadleston. 
They had 
Children : 

1 George Beadleston; married Thoda LAppeus; no chil- 

2 John Beadleston; married Emma Nowlin; no children.. 

3 Stephen Beadleston; married Harriet Lappeus Tyler. 

I Thomas Beadles, .ton; died at age 31 years. 
II Oracle Beadleston; died at age 2 years. 

III Stephen Beadleston. 

IV Hattie Beadleston; married John W. Keimer, 16 
February, 1908. 


1 Harold Kiemer. 

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11 Archie Klemer. 

4 Mary Jane Beadleston; died In Inafncy. 

5 Ollye BeadleBton; married Edwin Nowlln. 

I Orlando NowUn. 

II OuBtavns Nowlln; died young. 
Second time a Eurlck. 


I Thomas Enrlck; died. 
Third time a Whitlow. 
Fourth time a Draper. 

6 Nancy Beadleston married Smith Nowlln; had three 
children; married second time a Lappeus. 


I Ida Lappeus. 

II Ada Lappeus. 

7 Rowena Beadleston; married William Carson. 

8 Mallsa Beadleston; died at age 14 years. 

9 Mary J. Beadleston; married Ell Nowlln. They have 

10 Silas Beadleston; died In Infancy. 

Nowlin - Morey. 

vi ©William Nowlin (©John, ©Micheal I), whose 
mother was Dorothy Hoyt, born 25 June, 1804, died 5 
April, 1881. He married Eliza Morey in 1830 in Mon- 
roe Co., N. Y. She was bom 26 July 1811, died 5 May, 
1905. She was a business woman, looking after the finan- 
ces as long as she lived. She held family reunion and 
was **Aunt Eliza ^^ to all the kindred. She had tact and 
energy and a great love of vitality. 

To the union of William and Eliza Morey Nowlin 
were added 

1 Henry Nowlin; born 1831. 

2 William Nowlin; born 17 October. 1833; died 28 May, 

3 Napoleon Nowlin; died a young man In California. 

4 Charles Nowlin; born 1842; married Ellen Hoffman. 

1 Irving Nowlln. 

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5 Mary NowUn; bom 4 March, 1846; died 80 April* 1905 
in Michigan. 

6 Sarah Nowlin; married Bphraim McQueen. 

i William McQueen. 

Nowlin - Taylor. 

1 ®Major Henry Nowlin(®Williaiii, ® John, ©Mich- 
eal I), oldest son of .William and Eliza Morey Nowlin, 
was born on the Island of Corfu, 1831, and entered the 
Military Academy in New York. He died 10 November, 
1898. lie was a courageous and valiant Federal soldier 
in the late Civil War. 

At the close of the War he was transferred by the 
government to South Dakota. During his term of serv- 
ice he so won the confidence and esteem of those people 
that when the legislature met at Bismark, No. Dakota 
they determined to perpetuate his name by naming a 
county for him and preceded to confer the honor upon 
him. The name was written **Nowlan^^ on the journal 
and afterward he discovered the mistake and took the 
responsibility to correct it without bringing it before 
the legislature and spelled the name *' Nowlin,'* and 
when discovered no one could explain the mistery as to 
how the change came about. When Mr. Robertson, sec- 
retarj" of the historical department, examined it the 
change became an established riddle, no one knowing 
how to account for the different termination of the 
name. Another honor conferred upon this Henry Now- 
lin was the naming of a certain station on the Northern 
Pacific Railroad. 

Major Henry Nowlin was married first to Mary 
Taylor. Had one 


I James Nowlin; married Mary Bartlett. They had four 
children and lire in North Dakota. 

Major Henry Nowlin married the second time Mary 
Caywood, bom in 1841 and is living. To this union were 

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:giyen three 

I Byron Nowlln. 
n LUUe M. Nowlin; married a Hoag; lives In Jone8Tille» 

ni Bffle Nowlin; married Cyrus Hungerford. Had three 

i Dana Hungerford. 
• ii Irene Hungerford. 

iii Child; name unascertained. 

Nowlin - Mott 

2 William Nowlin, son of William and Eliza Morey 
INowlin, called **Bib,^' bom in Monroe Co., N. Y., 17 Octo- 
ber, 1833, died 28 May, 1893 in PedesM, Jackson Co., 
Mick, married Sarah Mott, They had three 

I Lena Nowlin. 
n Charles Nowlin. 

m William Nowlin; born 23 January, 1867; died 20 Janu- 
ary, 1864. 

Nowlin - Kellog. 

vii OHenry N6wlin (®John, ©Micheal I), married 
Atiti Kellogg, sister of Julia Kellog, wife of James 
Harry Nowlin, To them were given 

1 Edwin Nowlin; married first Oliye Beadleston. 

I Orlando Nowlin. 

II Gustavus Nowlin; died young. 

Edwin Nowlin married the second time Electa Hopkins. 

2 Louise Nowlin; married William Penroyar. Had three 
children; names not ascertained. 

8 Henry Nowlin; nicknamed "Big Hank"; married Bliza- 
beth Thorne. They had 

I Harriet Nowlin; married Clark French. 

i Louis French. 

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ii Fred French, 
ill Alice French, 
iv Hazel French. 

4 Charles NowUn; died young. 

5 Andrew Nowlin; married Phebie Rice. 

6 Franklin NowUn; married a Wyatt 

7 Susan Nowlin; married James Freeman. 

8 Rosella Nowlin; married . 

Nowlin ' Mathews. 

viii Napoleon Nowlin, son of John and Dorothy 
Hoyt Nowlin, married Maria Ann Mathews and were 
blest with seven 

1 James Nowlin; never married. 

2 William Nowlin; married Harriet Crego. 

3 Harriet Nowlin; married Ed. Wattsworth. 

4 Abby Nowlin; married . 

5 Fred Nowlin; married in Oakland, Calif. 

6 George Nowlin; married . 

7 John NowUn. 

ix Silas Nowlin, ninth chUd of John and Dorothy 
Hoyt Nowlin, never married. He was a great bee hunter. 
Is said to have been able to see a bee as far as some 
could see a hawk. To the last he lived with his name 
sake, Silas Nowlin, son of Smith and Nancy Beadleston 

Nowlin - McConaghy. 

X ©Addison Nowlin (®John, ©Micheal I), whose 
mother was Dorothy Hoyt, was bom 8 May, 1814 in 
Duchess Co., N. Y. He married 5 October, 1840 to 
Mary McConaghy by Rev. Father O'Reily, at St, Pat- 
rick's Church, Rochester, N. Y. He died November, 
1892 at Coutcheon, Mich. 

To Addison and Mary McConaghy Nowlin were given 

Children : 

1 James NowUn; born 24 July, 1842, Clarkson Co., N. T. 

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2 Cecelia Nowlln; born 23 January, 1845 In Rochester, N. Y. 

3 Henry Nowlin; bora 16 November, 1847, Brighton, N. Y. 

4 Mary Eliza Nowlin; born 17 January, 1850, Brighton, N. Y. 

Nowlin - Nowlm. 

1 James Nowlin, oldest child of Addison and Mary 
McConaghy Nowlin, married Jenette Nowlin. To this 
union were bom eight 


I Mira Nowlin; died in infancy, 

n Minnie Nowlin. 

in Mildred Nowlin; married a Foster and had three children r 

married the second time M. Donovan. 

IV Mercy Nowlin; died young. 

V Mark Nowlin; died young. 

VI Luther Nowlin; married and had one child. 

VII Inez NowUn. 

Vin Clarence Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Conley. 

2 Cecelia Nowlin, daughter and second chUd of 
Addison and Mary McConaghy Nowlin, bom 23 Jan- 
uary, 1845 in Rochester, N. Y., was married 22 June, 
1863 to George E. Conley in Dearborn, Mich. He died 
6 June, 1870 at Battle Creek, Mich. 

To Cecelia Nowlin Conley and George E. Conley were 
bom two 
Children : 

I M. Celia Conley; born 3 January, 1866, at Battle Creek, 

II George A. Conley; born 14 April, 1869, at Battle Creek, 
Mich.; died 26 October, 1871. 

Conley - Johnston. 

I M. Celia Conley, daughter of Cecelia Nowlin Con- 
ley and George E. Conley, bom 3 January, 1866 in Battle 
Creek, Mich., married 3 April, 1888 Andrew Glass John- 
ston at Mt. Pelier, Ind. They have 

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i Hilda Jolmstoii; bom 26 August, 1891, Montpelier, Ind. 
11 James Conley; bom 8 April, 1900. 
Ul Bdward Nowlln Johnston; bom 23 April, 1908. 

2 Cecelia Nowlin Conley married the Beoond time 

Hiram Tewksberry, 22 Jannaryy 1880. He died 4 June, 

Cecelia Nowlin C. Tewksberry and Hiram Tewks- 
berry were blessed with three e 


I M. Evangeline Tewksberry; bom 17 November, 1880, 

Mont Poller, Ind. 
n Joy Ernest Tewksberry; bom 19 February, 1884. 
m Helen Hope Tewksberry; bom 20 November, 1887. 

Tewksberry - Htmgerford. 

I M. Evangeline Tewksberry, daughter of Cecelia 
Nowlin C. Tewksberry and Hiram Tewksberry, bom 
17 November, 1880 in Montpelier, Ind., married 25 
August, 1902 Harold Hopkins Hungerford at Mont- 
pelier, Ind. 

1 Richard Hopkins Hungerford; bom 8 September, 1903 In 
Concord, Mich. 

Tewksberry - Lctcy. 

n Joy Ernest Tewksberry, son of Cecelia Nowlin 
and Hiram Tewksberry, was married 24 October, 1906 to 
Dean Ethel Lacy at Mt. Pelier, Ind. 


1 Robert Ernest Tewksberry; bom 9 October, 1907, In 
Montpelier, Ind. 

Nowlin - Nowlin. 

3 Henry Nowlin, son of Addison and Mary Mo- 
Conaghy Nowlin, married Floretta A. Nowlin at Albion, 

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Mich. He died 2 March, 1908. They had three 

I Bthel NowUn; bom 3 March, 1872, Warerly, Van Bnren 

Co., Mich, 
n Dennis Nowlin; bom 4 SeptBmber, 1879, Cutcheon, Mis- 

Bauka Co., Mich, 
in Gladys Nowlin; bora 10 April, 1888, Cutcheon, Missanka 
Co., Mich. 

NowKn - Norton. 

I Ethel Nowlin married Andrew Norton in 1891. 
She died 29 September, 1907 in Lake City, Missanka 
Co., Mich. They had no children. 

NowUn - CavanaugK 

in Gladys Nowlin, yomigest child of Henry and 
Floretta A. Nowlin married Ernest Cavanangh in 1903 
in Cutcheon, Missanka Co., Mich. He died at Bose- 
bnrg. Ore. 

i Carlton Cavanangh;, bora 1 December, 1905, McBaln 

Missanka Co., Mich, 
ii Lloyd Cavanangh; bom 16 Angnst, 1907, Lake City, Mis- 
sanka Co., Mich. 

Nowlvn - Parker. 

4 Mary EUza Nowlin, yonngest child of Addison 
and Mary McConaghy Nowlin bom 7 January, 1850 in 
Brighton, N. T., was married 13 April, 1874 to Orlow 
John Parker in Missanka Co., Mich. He is a contractor 
and builder, and they are now residing in Oklahoma 

Mary Eliza Nowlin Parker and Orlow J. Parker 

were blessed with one daughter. 


I Blolse Parker; bom 17 December, 1882, in Fife Lake 

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Township, Qrand TtetIb Co., Mich. 

Mrs. Orlow J. Parker and daughter, Eloise, in con- 
nection with Mrs. Hiram Tewksberry, her sister, is 
author of much of the Northern Line, and they have 
manifested great interest in portraying the lives of their 
kindred and are patriotic in their views of their worthy 

X Addison Nowlin was married to Mary Nowlin 
as his second wife and Mrs. Harriet Thorn the third time. 
He had no children by either. 


ni Bebecca Nowlin, daughter of Micheal Nowlin 
I, and Nancy Vaughn Nowlin, bom 1773, married 
Thomas McKargar, 

To Bebecca Nowlin McKargar and Thomas Mc- 
Kargar were two 
Children : 

1 Joseph McKargar. 
ii William McKargar. 

McKargar - Robinson. 

i Joseph McElargar married Emma Bobinson. To 
them were born 
Children : 

1 RosBlUa McKargar; married a Robison. 

2 Hannah McKargar; married Cyrus Allen. 

3 Phebe McKargar; married John I>V>rd. 

4 Daniel McKargar; married Sarah . 

6 John McKargar; married Frances Moore. 

6 Henry McKargar. 

7 Jackson McKargar. 


ii William McKargar, youngest son of Bebecca 

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Nowlin and Thomas McKargar, married and lived in 
Vermontville, Mich. He was blest with five 

1 Warren McKargar. 

2 Mary Ann McKargar. 

3 Harriet McKargar. 

4 James McKargar. 
6 Betsy McKargar. 


IV James Nowlin, son of Micheal I. and Nancy 
Vaughn Nowlin, bom 1775, married Katie Darby and 
settled in McComb, Mich. 

James and Katie Darby Nowlin were blessed with 
Children : 

i Laura Ann Nowlin; married Samuel Whitmore. 
11 Harmon Nowlin; married Ann Beadleston. 
iii Betsy Nowlin; married WilUam Phillips. 
Iv Nancy Nowlin; married William Phillips. 
V Micheal Nowlin; married Sarah Nowlin. 
yl Eliza Nowlin; never married, 
yii Mary Nowlin; married an Addison; no children, 
viii William Nowlin; married Roxy Bates. 

IV James Nowlin possessed a great deal of Irish 
wit, was good at a joke and exceedingly fond of nick- 
naming. He called his son William ** Probable'* and 
himself **Game Booster,'* his cousin **Big Bully** and 
so on. He was a great tease in many ways. It was said 
on one occasion he was walking along with a kinsman 
he called **Lingham,** and in going to town they came 
to a bridge and just then they heard and saw a neighbor 
coming through the falling darkness bucking from one 
side of the road to the other very drunk but still able 
to carry two gallons of whisky for future use which at 
that time cost the princely sum of 25c per gallon for the 
clear squill. These two Nowlins held a hasty consulta- 

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tion and decided that one should crawl nnder the bridge 
and the other climb a tree that stood close by. When 
the neighbor's unsteady foot struck the bridge he stopped 
suddenly for he heard a terrible groan coming from the 
ground under his feet and his name called out in loud 
unnatural voice from above and again groans from under 
the bridge, ''I am Micheal, the Arch Angel 1 Li one 
week hence thy life shall be required of thee'' — ^loud and 
prolonged groanings from below. The poor supersti- 
tious man, nearly scared to death, dropped his jug and 
ran home at the best speed his condition would allow. 
Whether these two practical jokers had any design on 
the two gallons is not a question to be asked in this day 
and age. Suffice to say the owner thereof from that day 
became a faithful, steady worker, and a good provider 
for his family, and was never faiown to taste liquor 
again. | 

Nowlin - Whitmore. 

i Laura Atiti Nowlin, first bom of James and Katie 
Darby, married Samuel Whitmore. 

1 ICary Ann WUtmore. 

2 Andrew Jackson Wliitmore; married 


I Ben Whitmore. 
n Bert Wliitmore. 
m Carrie Whitmore. 
8 Martin Whitmore; married first Lihble Reynolds; na 
children; second Abble Nowlin. 

I Lanra Whitmore of Detroit, Mich. 
4 James Whitmore of Stoneham, Mass., was a war veter- 
an and highly educated man; married Lanra Ann Nowlin. 

Nowlin - Beadleston. 

ii Harmon Nowlin, son of James and Katie Darby 
Nowlin, married Atiti Beadleston. To them were given 

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1 James Nowlin; died young. 

2 Laura Ann Nowlin; died young. 

3 Thomas Nowlin; died of cancer on neck, was exception- 
ally fine man. He married Phoebie Brown, no children 

4 Micheal Nowlin; war veteran. He married first a Harris 
Children : 

I Clifford Nowlin; married. 
II Orville Nowlin; married twice. 
Ill Herbert Nowlin; married. 
IV Elmer Nowlin; married a Brown. 
Micheal Nowlin; married the second time, Rilla Fox; no 

5 Catherine Nowlin; married James Raiment. 

I Harmon Raiment; died young. 

II James Raiment; died. 

6 George Nowlin; was a war veteran and married Martha 


I Thomas Nowlin. 
II Charles Nowlin; married Jennie Nowlin. 

III Maggie Nowlin; married John Gallaway. 

IV Mack Nowlin; married Etta Richardson. 
V Clara Nowlin; married Walter Billman. 

VI Edward Nowlin; married. 

7 Stephen Nowlin; was a war veteran, married Retta Kin- 
ney. They had no children. 

8 Mary Nowlin; died young. 

Nowlin - Phillips. 

iii Betsy Nowlin, daughter of James and Katie Darby 
Nowlin, married William Phillips. There were given to 
them three 
Children : 

1 Edwin Phillips; married Sarah Robison. 

I Hoyt Phillips; married. 

II Clifford Phillips; married. 

III Dora Phillips; married. 

IV Sarah Phillips; married. 

2 Franklin Phillips; died young. 

3 Myron Phillips; married Betsy Brown, no children. He 
was posted in the news of the day, a farmer and school 
teacher. He married second time, Alfreda Spencer. 

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I Franklin Phillips. 
II Katie Phillips. 
Ill May Phillips. 

Nowlin - Phillips. 

iv Nancy Nowlin, daughter of James and Katie Darby 
Nowlin, married William Phillips. She had no children 
of her own but reared her sister's children. 

Nowlin - Nowlin. 

V Michael Nowlin, son of James and Katie Darby 
Nowlin, married Sarah Nowlin. 

1 Laura Ann Nowlin; died young. 

2 Mary Nowlin; married Andrew Patten. Lives in Ann 
Harbor, Mich. She was blest with five 


I Esther Patten; died young. 
II Arthur Patten. 

III Marion Patten. 

IV William Patten. 
V Robert Patten. 

3 Laura Ann Nowlin; married James Whitmore of Stone- 
ham, Mass. 

4 John Nowlin; married Hattie Horner of Denton, Mich. 

Nowlin - Bates, 

viii ©William Nowlin (<D James, (DMicheal L), young- 
est child of James and Katie Darby Nowlin, married Roxey 

To the union of William and Roxey Bates Nowlin 
were added six 
Children : 

1 Frank Nowlin; born 10 February, 1851. 

2 Henry Nowlin; died in infancy. 

3 Lucy A. Nowlin; born 15 March, 1856. 

4 Charles Nowlin; born 12 April, 1857. 

5 Ezra J. Nowlin; born 22 March, 1862. 

6 Maggie Nowlin; born 25 April, 1865. 

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Nowlin - Pierson. 

I ® Frank Nowlin ((DWilliam, ® James, ©Micheal I), eld- 
est child of William and Roxey Bates Nowlin, bom 10 Feb., 
1851, is a successful business man, a jeweler of Gaylord, 
Mich. He is one who takes an interest and is well posted 
in the history of his people, the Northern Branch, and is 
the means of connecting this branch up to the original 
American ancestor, Micheal I. He is also a poet, has fur- 
nished well fitting thoughts along the ancestral lines in 

He married Nettie E. Pierson 5 Feb., 1880. They have 
Children : 

I Hugh E. Nowlin; born 11 November, 1880. 

II Mary R. Nowlin; born 19 February, 1883, died young. 

III Bessie H. Nowlin; born 16 July, 1885. 

IV George F. Nowlin; bom 17 March, 1891. 
V Lucy E. Nowlin; born 16 July, 1893. 

Nowlin - Townsend. 

I Hugh E. Nowlin, eldest child of Frank and Nettie 
E. Pierson Nowlin, is a jeweler and general merchant in 
Hadley, Mich. 

He married Ola Townsend and their 

i Marjorie Nowlin. 

ii Arthur Brice Nowlin. 

Nowlin - BtLckingddle. 

4 Charles W. Nowlin, son of William and Roxey 
Bates Nowlin, is a farmer in Fostoria, Mich., married Minda 

I Homer Nowlin; Born 20 October, 1893. 

II Oscar Nowlin; born 29 June, 1896. 

III Laura Nowlin; born 5 November, 1899. 

IV Ethel Nowlin; born 11 December, 1903. 

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Nowlin - Vandermark. 

5 Ezra J. Nowlin, son of William and Roxey Bates 
Nowlin, is a farmer in Mayville, Mich. He married Alta 


I Ray Edward Nowlin; born 22 July, 1894. 
• II Eugene Nowlin; born 14 February, 1897. 
Ill Celia Nowlin; born 1 December, 1906. 

Nowlin - Tuttle. 

6 Maggie Nowlin, youngest child of William and 
Roxey Bates Nowlin, bom 25 April, 1865, married Frank 
Tuttle. They had one 


I Claire Tuttle. 


V Polly Nowlin, daughter of Micheal Nowlin I. and 
Nancy Vaughn, bom in 1777, married Richard WhallQr. 
They have two 

Children : 

i James Whalley ; married 

ii Elsie Whalley; married John Houselander. 

VI Bardine Nowlin, youngest child of Micheal Now- 
lin I. and Nancy Vaughn Nowlin, bom in 1780, never mar- 
ried. His record comes to us as a very good man, kind to 
every one; a writer of poetry and an eloquent speaker. He 
accumulated some considerable property in Canada near 
Windsor, Ontario. 

(End of the Descendants of Micheal Nowlin I.) 
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(Northern Branch.) 



1 William Nowland was bom about 1760. He moved 
to Michigan in early days and was in the War of 1812. 
He married a Rumbsey. 

To the union of William Nowland and Rumb- 
sey Nowland were added the following 
Children : 

I Andrew Nowland; born 1810. 

II Thomas Russell Nowland; born 2 December, 1812. 

Ill Micheal Nowland; born 1814. 

IV William Nowland; born 1816. 

V George Nowland; born 1818. 

VI Henry Nowland; born 1820. 

VII Moses Nowland; born 1822. 

VIII Nathaniel Nowland; born 1824. 

IX David Nowland; born 1825. 

X Mahalia Nowland; born 1827. 

XI Elizabeth Nowland; born 1829. 

XII Mary Ann Nowland; born 1832. 

XIII Hariett Nowland; born 1834. 

I William Nowland was a pioneer in the early days 
of Michi^ran, endured much hardship in helping to settle 
the country, clearing, building, populating and paving the 
way for future generations. 

Nowland - Hole. 

II Thomas Russell Nowland, second son of William 
Nowland, and whose mother was a Rumbsey, was bom 2 
Dec., 1812, and married Experiance Hale in 1844. 
Children : 

i Lydia Ann Nowland; born 5 November, 1845, married a 

ii James Perry Nowland; born 27 April, 1847. 
iii Sedate Case Nowland; born 29 April, 1849. 

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iv Cornelia Elizabeth Nowland; born 25 March, 1850. 

V Lovina M. Nowland; born 5 December, 1852. 

vi Betsy Jane Nowland; born 25 February, 1855. 

vii Thomas F. Nowland; bonr 5 April, 1857. 

viii Amos H. Nowland; bom 30 June, 1859. 

ix Abraham P. Nowland; born 10 October, 1861. 

X Alba A. Nowland; born 17 October, 1863. 

xi Mary C. Nowland; born 20 August, 1865. 

xii William E. Nowland; born 17 November, 1868. 

xiii David M. Nowland; born 2 June, 1871. 

NawUmd - Spittle. 
One of the Northern Branch in Idaho. 

ii (Djames Perry Nowland (<DThomas Russell, ©Wil- 
liam) , son of Thomas Russell and Experiance Hall, was bom 
in Wayne Co., Mich., 27 April, 1847. He enlisted in the First 
Michigan Volunteer Cavalry 25 Sept., 1863, at seventeen 
years of age. His first experience in battle was in the Wil- 
derness May 6 and 7, also fought at Cold Harbor, and all the 
battles of Shanandoah Valley, Va., to the surrender of Lee. 
After the grand parade and review at Washington his regi- 
ment was ordered over the plains to Utah. He was dis- 
charged at Fort Bridgy, Utah, 25 March, 1866. He went 
to Montana and lived there nine years, then came to Brig- 
ham City, Utah, and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints in 1875. 

He married in 1876 Sarah Spittle. She was bom 29 
Feb., 1860. Their 
Children : 

1 William Perry Nowland; born 22 May, 1877, married 26 
June, 1901. 

2 Henry George Nowland; born 24 August, 1879, married 
27 September, 1904, died 17 November, 1907. 

3 Sarah Emily Nowland; born 27 April, 1882, married 26 
October, 1904. 

4 Mary Amanda Nowland; born 20 August, 1884, married 
3 July, 1906. 

5 Thomas Arthur Nowland; born 17 November, 1886. 

6 Eli Lester Nowland; born 4 March, 1889. 

7 Charles Ezra Nowland; born 15 October, 1892. 

8 Myrtle May Nowland; born 25 June, 1894. 

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9 Alba Lorena Nowland; born 13 December, 1896. 

10 Semer Berton Nowland; born 21 May, 1899. 

11 Mable Irene Nowland; born 13 September, 1901. 

ii James Perry Nowland still retains the Irish termi- 
nation, "land/' to his name as do some of the northern line. 
He is a fair quotation of the origrinal ancestral family; 
has many of the characteristics of the early American line; 
a little of the adventure about him, a firmness and stability 
of character with all that leads him to search into great 
truths, weighing them carefully and applying to his purpose. 
He is firm in his opinion of right and wrong, choosing 
always to be on the safe side, and is held in high esteem 
by those best acquainted with him, and in a business rela- 
tion he is a leader. He is a good, all-round citizen, having 
seen much of the rough side of life which has given him 
an insight to both good and bad and he is better able to 
detect error in consequence. 

He has a large family and is very paternal in his 
make-up. He is drawing a pension for services in the 
Civil War. He has a mail route which pays him $500 a 
year and is County Coroner. He is a faithful Latter-day 
Saint in Bear Lake Stake, Idaho, Post office Dingle, Bear 
Lake Co., Idaho. 


1 Samuel Nowlen of the Northern Branch uses the 
termination, ''len.'' He was bom in 1736 and died 1805 

in the state of New York. He married Mary , 

who was bom 1739 and died 1806. 

Samuel and Mary Nowlen were blessed with 


I Mary Nowlen; born 1771. 

II Joshua Nowlen; born 1773. 

Ill Lovona Nowlen; born 1777. 

IV Samuel Nowlen; born 1781.. 

V Honer Nowlen; born 1784. 

VI Amy Nowlen; born 1786. 

VII Noah Nowlen; born 1788. 

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VIII Betsy Nowlen; born 1790, married a Scoville of New 
IX Dudley Nowlen; bom 1793, married Rhoda Norton. 

There is a tradition that Samuel Nowlen was of Irish 
nobility and when a small boy was sent here by his uncle. 
There was a large estate left which came through Mary, 
eldest daughter of Samuel. She was a woman of great 

It would seem from names that this family line be- 
longs strictly to the Northern Branch, but the dates are to 
the contrary. William Nowlin, one of the three brothers 
who came over in 1700, went to the New England States 
and it is thought these are the descendants of this William. 
In an old account book of Samuel Nowlen's the first entries 
made at Glastonburg in this book, one Richard Nowlen 
died 1805, also one Asa Nowlen died 1808, supposed to be his 


VII Noah Nowlen, son of Samuel and Mary Nowlen, 
had a large family. His son, Stephen Henry Nowlen, moved 
to Colorado, and Charles A. Nowlen of Longmont, Colo., 
is a son of Stephen Henry, son of Noah, son of Samuel. 

Nowlen - Norton, 

IX Dudley Nowlen, youngest child of Samuel and Mary 
Nowlen, married Rhoda Norton 2 Dec., 1820. To them 
were bom 
Children : 

i Fannie Nowlen; dead. 

ii Honer Nowlen; living, mother of Judge Reynolds, author 

of this line, 

iii Edward Nowlen; dead, 

iv Clinton Nowlen; dead. 

V Maranda Nowlen; dead, 

vi Rhoda Nowlen; dead, 

vii Solon Nowlen; living. 

Dudley Nowlen came to Ohio from New York in 1813 
and his sister and brother, Mary and Noah, came about the 
same time. 

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History of Ireland by Abbe McGeoghegan. 
History of Ireland by Keating. 
History of Ireland by Thomas Leland. 
History of Ireland by John Mitchell. 
Ireland in the Seventeenth Century by Mary Hickson. 
History of the Cromwellian Survey by Thomas A. Larkin. 
Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls by James Mor- 

Irish Emigration in the Seventeenth Century. 
History of Carlow County by John Ryan. 
Irish Pedigrees by John O'Hart. 
Landed Gentry by Sir Bernard Burks. 
Linea Antiqua. 

White Book. 

Records of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. 
The tables to follow were compiled by Dr. J. Burton 
Nowlin of Richmond, Va., and J. Graham Nowlin of 
• Lynchburg, Va. 



Now we close the records of the modem Nowlin family 
and introduce the tree and history of the ancient lineage 
which excells all other lines. The ancient lineage is the life 
line extended over many ages, connected in a most charac- 
teristic way and linked together in one long unbroken chain, 
not only going back to the house of Jacob, but even to 
Adam according to the tables. 

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History, tradition, the tables, legends, and the Bible 
all agree upon this family line so full of interest, noble 
achievements, so replete with lofty aims, so stayed with 
royalty, powers, and principalities. 

"Ah! it seems a bright, bright vision 

Full of love and joy divine. 
Sweetest foretaste of Elysium — 

This awakening thought of mine." 

The lineage herein contained is the same as that given 
by the records of the Ulster King-at-Arms, Dublin Castle, 
Ireland, having been carefully compared with the records 
in the above office and found correct. While the lineage 
may seem traditional it is substantiated by ancient manu- 
scripts and histories and is as accurate as it is possible 
to have a line which covers so long a period. The earliest 
Gaelic manuscripts as compiled in the White Book, which 
is the Scotic "The Leaver-dron-sneachta" and "Conquests 
and Invasion," are the authorities for the greater portion 
of the early history. These manuscripts were the earliest 
written productions in Gaelic and were the compositions of 
the traveling historians, which corresponded to the bards 
and troubadours of other countries. 

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Note — ^Authors agrree upon the history of the entire 
overlines except as to dates which are very dif fer^it. The 
writer has made wide search for correct data, and from 
historical evidence there is no doubt but that King Milesiua 
founded Ireland 680 before Christ and that King Heremon, 
his son, was the first ruler. 

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Volumes might be written relative to the Nowlin 
family, so multitudinous and vast, but we have bridged 
over many minor details and confined ourselves to points 
of interest and importance. 

The Nowlins have been patriots as well as colonists 
and have immortalized their name by their heroic deeds 
as given heretofore. Imbued with a lofty ambition their 
career has been one of picturesque and hazardous adven- 
ture of a proud people with a harder fate to accept than 
can be imagined. At one time a field of great political 
usefulness was open to them in which a high key note 
was struck and sustained that showed a great command 
of character, and to such we may ascribe the power and 
strength of an expanding civilization unparalleled in the 
annals of man, who had been guided by the iron hand of 

Any one who studies the history of Ireland is early 
impressed with the antiquity and the completeness of many 
manuscripts written in the Gaelic; some antidate the Chris- 
tian era many years. The large mounds at Tara, which is 
only a small hamlet, marks the sight which was once the 
splendid palaces of Irish kings devoted to higher ideals and 
lofty aspirations, which are priceless endowments. At 
this palace, the regal city of Tara, were many ancestors 
of the family located during Ireland's most palmy days, and 
were there from the rise to the fall. The highest type of 
rulers of Ireland were the kings who lived at this place, 
called High King or Over Kings who ruled over kings of 
minor places. "The Psalter of Tara" was a record of 
chief events in Ireland from the most remote time compiled 
by Cormac in the third century. 

No nation has left a greater impress, none has been 
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those who had been mighty in the kingdom than Ireland. 
In other words, this people was a continued house of 
the descendants of David just emerging from the light of 
former times to be resuscitated according to prophecies 
in the Far Off Isle. She is recognized as putting on her 
royalty to become a mother to a mighty people, settling up 
and forming a people of character, the neucleus of a grand 
country that in no far distant day should be honored 
with the foot prints of apostles. Paul was especially men- 
tioned as leading many into the light of tiie Christian 
dispensation, thus laying the foundation of an enlightened 
nation that excelled all others through a long and con 
tinued period of time, two thousand years. 

Harp of David in Tara. 

Rev. William H. Poole, LL.D., author of Anglo Israei, 

"In Tara the Harp of David was in use, which was 
considered a sacred instrument in the Schools of Prophets 
from Samuel down to Jeremiah. When transferred to 
Ireland it became a universal favorite in Ireland, Scot- 
land, and Wales as it had been famous on Mount Zion 
and Judea."' 

It was handled by those of consumate taste, chief in- 
structors in the royal family, and we find traces of the 
Harp later in the Hebrew colonies. 

0, Thou Sacred Harp, the sad and gay have rejoiced 
in thee. Thy hallowed influence has been cast over many. 
How great thy charms that calls forth such sublime emo- 
tions, indescribable but exalted feelings! .0, Thou of 
Celestial Birth, transplanted from the throne to Erin's 
bright shore, the Virgin Isle of numerous souls, the abode 
of kings and rulers of noble deeds and of mildest, gentlest 

This Island, the university of all Europe, bade them 
come to Tara to live in the parting radiance of a great 
period of popular development, for behind them lay 
chronicles, musty archives of rare manuscripts of history. 

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0, Thou long winded muse, demands each votaries contin- 
uance! As a result of example Ireland became distin- 
guished for her schools of music which has furnished a 
treasure house in which the souls of men's best gifts have 
been poured. It has received the contribution of kings, 
philosophers, pastors, teachers without end. It has set 
before men the noblest theme in the universe and has been 
an illumination of the Church since the reign of David. 
0, Thou Spark from Heaven, sent to cheer the sad, de- 
spondent, to inspire zeal and vigor from sublime possibil- 
ities ! 

David was a bom poet and musician of the highest 
type. He appointed four thousand Levites to furnish music 
in the temple with instruments of new invention, or modi- 
fication of his own. His Harp, he loved so well, became a 
national emblem for Ireland floating on banners, stamped 
on coins; was known in all heraldry as the ensign of 
Ireland, the only standard she would own until the realms 
of England, Scotland and Ireland were united. It con- 
nects the sacred melody of the divine glory of Mount 
Zion with the transplanted throne of David and the sacred 
service throughout public worship. 

The loftiest aspiration which human lips have ever 
breathed, the most glorious imaginings which thoughts 
were ever pictured, have had their rise in the effects of 

The Harp was David's loving companion as he lead 
Israel's sweet singers, whose mission was to make music 
celestial, to tune the golden Harp for the universal song 
to our Glorious Inmianuel in the beautiful world on high. 
Oh! that thy power and influence might be felt from 
pole to pole, for many stand in need of thee! Thou wast 
originally a part of the celestial band that filled heaven's 
dome, sweet minister of peace that evoked the melody 
in praising God. 

Poetry, painting, and music, the three great inter- 
preters, of these music is the mightiest, purest, truest, most 
heavenly. Painting is smiling, resting, moving, beautiful. 
Poetry is nature, speaking, whispering, laughing, or cry- 

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ing. Music is nature rendering forth those deep and un- 
known feelings the other two are unable to express. 

The real home of David was transplanted from Mt 
Zion to Tara in Ireland, a place of genuine history more 
ancient than all European nations, the home of our ancient 

Of the Harp, Moore says: 

''The Harp that once through Tara's hall, 

The soul of music shed, 
Now hangs as mute on Tara's wall 
As if that soul had fled. 

So sleeps the pride of former days. 

So glorious thrill is o'er; 
And hearts that once beat high for praise, 

Now feel that pulse no more." 

Jacob's PiUow. 

Jacob's Pillow, or. Stone of Destiny, is commonly 
called "Lia-Fail," a word Irish or Celt and half Hebrew, 
or, the Stone Wonderful, Coronation Stone, Stone of Wit- 
ness, Stone of Testimony, at that time Stone of Tara, and 
this stone was preserved many generations in the line 
of Irish kings, ancestors of the Nowlin family. 

From the time of Edward the First every English 
sovereign, Irish and Scotch, has been inaugurated upon 
this stone. Although an inanimate missionary there is a 
halo of veneration which surrounds this sacred stone. It 
is probably the chief attraction of the innumerable visitors 
of the West Minster Abby, and though not dumb, for 
when any of the royalty sits it groans aloud, but when 
others sit, it is silent. 

It was the stone upon which Jacob reposed when in 
a vision he saw angels ascending and descending as on 
a ladder reaching heaven, when as a refugee from justice 
or escaping his brother Esau's anger, for he had stolen his 
birth-right and deceived his father, and when darkness 

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overtook him, fearful and tired, he picked up this stone 
at the Gate Luz, where it had been cast off by the builders, 
and placed it under his head. Here, while in a vision, he 
saw the Holy One, was brought near the Divine. He re- 
ceived the broad and deep perception of God. He was at 
one end of the vinculum and God at the other. When he 
awoke, with reverence and awe, he said: "This is none 
other but the house of God and this the Gate of Heaven." 
Genesis XXVIII: 17. Here under the conscious presence 
of God and of spiritual existence, the worldly, deceptive, 
prayerless man was aroused and awakened to the highest 
and noblest action of the human soul, the act of complete 
consecration of God. He felt the need of divine protec- 
tion; he was humbled and prayed. God has, indeed, met 
Jacob in the way and blessed him. This vision was new 
life, untried, vocal with new aspiration. 

God chose Abraham to be at the head of his covenant 
people. The race tried in Adam failed in the garden, 
transferred to Noah signally failed again, At this time 
God made known to Jacob that he was to become the father 
of immensity and people a world, to him a numerous pos- 
terity. There is no parallel on record equal that prolific 
mother. Great Britain, with her eldest daughter, America, 
who it is said doubles their number every forty-nine years. 
God is making good his promise. Jacob saw the true 
vision; this world in close relation with others, and that 
his protection would be sure. At this time the shadow 
of guilt was removed, the mind tossed about was enlight- 
ened through the holy spirit; all worldly deception had left 
him, and he began life anew with an impetus never before 
conceived for he had been given a power from on high 
that not only concerned him, but the salvation of an em- 
pire in the last days. He became a man of promise, 
whose future was to be guided by the Father. Oh! that 
noon-tide splendor! that early awakening of a rich inheri- 
tance of gospel doctrine, that grand development of reve- 
lation made known to Jacob! "I will bless thee and make 
thee the father of many nations. Kings and peoples shall 
come of thee." Jacob's experience had lead him to corn- 

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prehend the value of God's choice in selecting him as a 
patriot and father of such a numerous posterity, he who 
had been unguarded, had abused justice, used deception in 
carrying out the plans for future greatness. 

Jacob passed through many trying scenes in his ex- 
perience, but God had been with him, and when he had 
grown old and venerable he leaned upon his staff and 
called his sons around him, the twelve patriarchs, and 
with prophetic vision he looked to the coming Shiloh 
and to the prosperous sceptre and the restoration of 
Israel for 

''The time is near fulfilled. 
The long expected day. 
When Israel filled with joy, 
Shall now be gathered home, 
Their wealth and means employ 
To build Jerusalem." 

This stone was a witness of Jacob's belief that God 
would be with him, and from Joseph is the Stone of Israel. 
From that time Joseph kept the Stone of Israel during his 
reign. When this inamimate object is in the hands of 
God to fulfill its mission in the last days it will be the 
shepherd to identify Israel before the nations, and prov- 
ing the faithfulness of God as a covenant of him to them 
during these Chiliads. 

This stone is preeminently typical of Christ Jesus. He 
is the true antitype. If we have a real antitype, we 
must also have a real type. Both true and real. The type 
is a literal stone once rejected by the builders, but chosen 
by God for a real purpose and honored by being chosen. 
This stone has a wonderful history; it is a prophetic rec- 
ord, a Stone of Witness. 

Those who have doubt regarding this Stone brought 
from the Gate Luz can explain these facts : 

First — The Irish and Scottish Chroniclers have per- 
sistently declared that history and tradition alike have 
connected this Stone with Jacob's Pillow. 

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Second — Six hundred years ago it was accepted as 
truth. The Scotts had previously been crowned upon this 
Stone for four hundred years. 

Third — Ever since up to our day the Stone has been 
used for the same purpose. 

Fourth — ^The legends connect it with the wanderers. 

Fifth— The Dean of West Minster Abbey considered 
it the one primeval monument that binds the nations to- 
gether. Mt. Zion ceased to be a home for the sons of 
Abraham when it was removed. When brought to Scot- 
land's heathery hills it found royal sires and sons; when 
brought to England, Empire came with union and great 
renown. The strata from which this Stone was taken 
was found only at Bethel near the Gate Luz and in the 
land of Moab near the Dead Sea. 

When this Stone was removed from Mt. Zion the de- 
scendants of Abraham left the place. When on Tara's 
hill the Stone was found, empire nestled a thousand years. 
A devine impulse went forth, a spiritual awakening. Kings 
and Queens made sacred melodies from music remote and 
early art; the worship of God was with them. They 
brought copies of holy scripture and the harp. 

The grand old Scotch and Irish melodies stand un- 
rivaled today and the palms is to them far sublime, sweet 
music. 0, thou favored Tara, blest with royalty through- 
out the palace which has been favored from the founding, 
the bridge from Zedekiah down to the sixteenth century 
through the monarchial rulers ! Volumes might be written 
of this most highly illustrious palace and favored Far Off 
Isle, so called in ancient days. 

I The Harp had a prominent place because of the highly 
esteemed ensignia of the royal house in Tara's hall. The 
Harp and guardian Angel was Coat-of-Arms for Ireland 
until 1801 when England, Ireland, and Scotland were 
united into one kingdom. It is most fitting that the king 
of birds and beast should be associated as Heraldic 
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Britain and the Eagle for America. Ptolemy places her 
among the most celebrated Islands in the world. Mos- 
chiem says, "Ireland supplied Gaul, Germany and Italy 
with professionals.'' Clark says, "In primeval days none 
excelled Ireland in the gospel and piety, a blooming 
country of scholars. In the early ages in distant lands 
beams of light were cast over from Ireland." 

King of Ulster. 

At this period of time, Ireland was divided into prov- 
inces. Each province elected an Eirmon, or, Here-mon 
whom they crowned as commander of all the army. This 
king was crowned horseman or king of Ulster, High King 
who bore off honors to his name. He was dressed in royal 
robes, was tall and slender of form, broad forehead, spark- 
ling, blue, laughing eyes, thin red lips, pearly shining 
teeth. He wore a shirt of white kingly linen, called Byssus, 
with golden clasps for buttons; a red and white cloak 
fluttered about his shoulders ; a gold handled sword, white 
shield, dark green spear, also a short sharp spear with 
carved silver handles. Fergus said of him, "Such a man 
is of himself half a battle." He was a fair description 
of our first Irish ancestor. With him was his secretary 
dressed similarly with golden fastenings, shining spear, 
short sword at his side. Fergus speaks of them again, 
"These are young princes from the East lately come to 
Tara." In these the earliest days, Echoid, this prince 
formerly of the tribe of Dan, was none other than King 
Heremon from whence came the "blue-eyed Israel." 

Much might be written as pertaining to this High 
King Heremon, who became the head of a long line of 
illustrious rulers all through the prosperity of Ireland, the 
first King of Ireland, who ruled the then new nation. 
Too much time can not be spent on this ancient history 
for its rulers and monarchs are no other than our far 
off ancestors. 

King Heremon, a popular Irishman and bachelor, 
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manner to Tephi, a tender Hebrew Princess, or, the tender 
branch of the lofty cedar. She counciled with her ^ar- 
dian who transferred his right to the king upon three 
conditions : 

First — The worship of the true God was to be estab- 

Second — ^The nation must accept the moral laws. 
Third — He must provide school for the OUams. 

All requests were granted and Tara flourished. Hence, 
the reign of King Heremon at the head of a new nation 
with Queen Tephi became known as the first Irish ances- 
tors to the Nowlin family. She was daughter of Zedekiah, 
granddaughter of Jeremiah. From this couple followed 
an illustrious line of kings. Here we see an Israelitish 
photograph in the facts of history in the providence of 
God and his provision. The tender branch of the lofty 
cedar alluded to in Ezekial was said to have been planted 
in Ireland, ''thus saith the Lord God, I will take of the 
highest branch a tender twig and plant it on a high moun- 
tain and it shall bear fruit and be a goodly seeder." Ezekial 
XVII :22. History and prophecy fit as lock and key. 


David's throne was never to be lost. The distin- 
guished descendants of Tephi, the little Hebrew Princess, 
once, but now, first Irish mother and Queen of our family, 
out number tiie stars. Her sheaves will never cease to 
come in. The introduction of her becomes an inspiring 

Endless ages will redound to her glory, the little 
Hebrew Princess whose mission it was to aid in giving 
royalty to a line so grand and illustrious, like the place 
of their abode, famed beyond the knowledge of many. 
Her magnitude is not yet known. Her position, though 
elevating and conspicious, yet modest and devine, a rare 
calling was hers. 

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She was the beautiful representative of the house of 
David, the connecting link between the Irish and royal 
line of Israel. Our dear venerable mother, Tephi, was cele- 
brated in Irish history, symbolized by a woman riding 
on a lion, as may be seen stamped on old Irish coin, 
which stood on the dome of the castle in Tara, a female 
figure standing up holding a sceptre in her right hand 
and balance in the left. This statue of the beautiful 
Queen as an emblem of justice which has been retained 
in England also on the dome of Washington and Brook- 
lyn is a fitting symbol for the descendants of Ephraim 
and Manassah. At this period of time Queen Victoria's 
lineage united with the family line, the overlines being 
the same for several reigns. History says seven years 
after the remnant left Mt. Zion a compai^r of Danans 
landed on the Irish coast with many ships bringing 
with them the daughter of Zedekiah or the remnant of the 
royal house of David. 

It was Dan, the first bom of the house of Rachel 
and Jacob, or his direct descendants, who furnished the 
chief architects and officers to prepare the noble work 
of transplanting the throne and sceptre of David to 
Tara. It was necessary that he and his ship builders 
should go to found a new nation which was to be- 
come an agency in the hand of God in blessing all na- 
tions. In peace or in war they furnish the chief 
officers and chief architects in their national greatness. 
Their first appearance in Ireland was about 580 B. C. 
As far back as Judges, Dan abode in this tribeship, and 
at Joppa, weak-kneed Jonah took shipping in Dan's tribe- 
ship to flee into Tarshish (Ireland). The result was, for 
his disobedience in answering to divine call, he was in- 
tercepted by the whale. 

Keating says, ''The Danans were skilled in architec- 
ture and other arts from their association with the 
Phoenicians. As educators the Danans acquired a noble 
reputation." Poole says, ''The Danans landed on the 
coast of the far off Isle at this period of time." 

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Jeremiah was appointed to plant a new nation. He 
escaped with a remnant of the royal house and throne 
with the Lia-fail, or Stone of Destiny. The Danans 
brought many curiosities to place at the royal palace, 
Tara. It was here on this sacred spot rested the Stone 
a thousand years. It was looked upon as a monu- 
ment to perpetuate the Saxon race wherever, it may 
be found. King Heremon was crowned upon this Stone 
and his successors fifty-four in number, three by the name 
of Solomon, and several Davids and Daniels. Mclntosch 
says, "The Irish have undoubted history as pertaining 
to the founding," but little has been known of many 
valuable truths. Some doubt has rested upon this fact. 
The word of the Lord would not have been fufilled 
had it been known for they were to be hid away many 
days. The Harp was brought to Ireland by the tribe 
of Dan with many other things pertaining to the throne. 
The Heraldic emblem of this enterprising tribe, Dan, 
often represented him on a fine horse of war with an 
eagle on his banner. This tribe was traced through 
northern Palistine, Europe, Denmark, and Ireland, where 
they were honored even to renown. 

Ireland is the mother of sweet singers; her plain- 
tive songs breathe a native sweetness and delicious melody 
that cannot be rivaled. The Welsh obtain their music 
from Ireland. 

Among the vast and varied influences felt to be 
half so divine is music. It brings us near the infinite 
under its inspiration and we look for moments across 
the land of clouds into eternal light. Among the first 
arts that bless mankind was the music of the harp. 
Jubal was the first inventor, one of the honored family 
upon which divine inspiration rested. Gen. IV:21. His 
music gave plumage to their prayers and wings to their 
faith, bouyancy to their hopes through dark hours of 
despair. Of all the heroci fanpilies in Greece none were 
so brave as the Danans to whom Orpheus belonged. Aris- 
tottle says, ''His music fills the whole soul of man with 
enthusiasm." Plutarch says, "For power he was unsur- 

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passed." Alexander the Great felt its meltingr power. 
This great warrior often wept as he heard the sweet 
strains of Olympus. 

It was 580 B. C. when the Danans landed on the 
Irish coast after making several voyages some seven 
years after the remnant left Mt. Zion. This was the ful- 
fillment of prophecy uttered three thousand years ago, the 
promises to unknown generations fills us with awe and 
veneration. The most impressive moments ever given to 
Israel's children was never better understood than when 
fulfilled. Is it not grand that Jacob is so soon to come 
with his numerous posterity with blessings attending, 
still more> aspiring to know that we are by right of lin- 
eage and inheritance, as a family, of the house of promise 
and are we not of the royal house of fame as well? 
Like the Irish poet, Taliesian, was not our lore de- 
clared in the Hebrew tongue? Still greater thoughts 
loom up before us, as has been said before, our pro- 
genitors, the father of Ireland, of the ship building 
family of that noble tribe of Dan, paved the way for 
the establishment of David's throne to a land honored 
and blest with the recollection of the past to us of 
the founding of the then new nation, that has grown 
and developed through increasing ages into a universal 
salvation to the house of Jacob. 

The Danans were the first manufacturing and com- 
mercial power in the world. They had traversed the 
whole length of the Mediterranean of eighty days travel; 
sprinkled the coast with colonies, factories, and mercan- 
tile stations, and ships were freighted with iron and 
tropical productions. Commercial cities were dotted over 
Asia forming links in the vast extent of commerce estab- 
lished between points as distant as Babylon and Codey, 
Sicily and India. Dan owned a large territory of land 
near the Cedars of Lebanon and the Oaks of Bashan; 
with the commerce of Damascus and close by the great 
emporium of trade, Tyre and Sidon, it was a splendid coun- 
try for ship builders and traders. The Isles had grown 
rich through imports and exports. Dan soon became 

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distinguished along this line. He had a large shipping 
trade one thousand years before Christ. It was the 
Danans who named many large cities, rivers, and promi- 
nent places. The Danube River was named for their 
father; Laish, a large city, was also called Dan. 

The Danans in the far West were instruments in 
God's hand to establish a new nationality; the building 
of a new empire that the captives who escaped might 
meet together. Many had preceded Jeremiah's com- 
pany to the Far Off Isle as he had made voyages to 
BfiTpty Italy, and Denmark. The extreme likeness of 
the characteristics of the Danites and the Danes are 
not to be dwelt upon. The word Danmark is from 
Danemorke to the borders of the Danes. There is 
Dan's resting place or habitation, Dan-gan Castle, the 
birth place of the Duke of Wellington. The old inhabi- 
tants of Ireland were called Danoneons. Many along 
the line of kings were named Daniel down to Dan 

With all that has been or will be given concerning 
the Danans in their diversity of rank and avocations, 
they are none the less deprived of the musical and its 
power which lay in Orpheus, and the beautiful, not only 
our lovely ancestral mother, Tephi, but fair Cinderilla, 
who has always been given to our children as a fairy 
tale, was in reality a Hebrew colonist of the Danans 
in Greece. She was called Phodope, or. Rosy Cheek, and 
was a great beauty. While in the swim at Naucritis an 
eagle carried away her slipper and dropped it in the lap 
of King Psammeticus at the court door, who sent out 
a proclamation for the owner to come and be his wife. 
She took him for better or for worse. 

The wonders are not finished nor fulfilled. The foun- 
tain head where streams of blessings were to flow to 
all nations commenced here. What an intense interest 
should we contemplate the history of a people around 
whose destinies the light of inspiration was shed. It 
was about twenty-five hundred years ago Nebuchad- 
nezzar saw an image thus described. (Daniel 11:31), 

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''Thou, Kingr^ sawest and beheld a great image whose 
brightness was excellent stood before thee; the great form 
thereof was terrible. The image's head was of fine gold, 
his breast and arms were of silver, his belly and thighs 
were of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part iron and 
part clay. Thou sawest a stone cut out of the moun- 
tain without hands which smote the image upon his feet, 
that were part iron and part clay, and break them to pieces 
together. There was the iron, the clay, the brass, the 
silver, and gold all broken to pieces and became like the 
chaff of the threshing floor, and the wind carried them 
away, no place was found for them; and the stone that 
smote the image became a great mountain and filled 
the whole world." How wonderful! This stone grew 
larger by smiting and never once worsted in the fray. 
While gazing he saw a stone move toward the image. 
There was much of the mysterious or the superna- 
tural about the stone, its origin cut out of the quary 
without hands. The battle commenced, the stone struck, 
and all became dust; the stone grew larger at every 
stroke, and set in motion by unseen hands, had been 
nourished by the divine. 

There are four dynasties or kingdoms, the Chaldeans, 
the Medo-Persians, Grecian, and Roman. These extend 
down a long line of history through centuries till today. 
The four empires are clearly deliniated in the prophecies 
of Daniel. The stone has a royal commission, all divine, 
to smite all these huge. powers of despotism and idolatry. 
"In the days of these kings the God of heaven was 
to set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, 
but shall stand forever." Let us see who was put in 
the lead in this stone kingdom. What was promised 
Jacob in the last days? Although mentioned before, 
but now to show that he was in very deed the great 
battle ax to break to pieces the nations and to de- 
stroy all kingdoms. Jer. LI:20. 

He shall possess the isles and control the oceans; 
his colonies shall extend all over the globe; he shall be 
at the head of all, the utmost boundings of the ever- 

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lasting hills; possess the wealth to send to nations, but 
never to borrow. His posterity shall be as the stars. 
Is it not evident that he is in charge of the stone? 
Not the stone picked up at the Gate Luz, but the stone 
cut out of the mountain without hands, an instrument 
in the hands of Jacob's posterity to smite all unauthor- 
ized kingdoms, that is now doing its smiting on a 
large scale at the expense of eighty millions annually, 
is growing to a rapid pace, and will soon fill the earth 
with its influence. 

In conclusion, are we not of the house of the elect 
according to the foreknowledge of God, blest with a 
national blessing which is a happy solution of the house 
of Jacob, the man of promise in the last days? 

A mighty tribe, history says, none more heroic 
than the Danans, a people given to establish thrones and 
principalities, the builders for the advancement of God's 
kingdom, all through divine inspiration. The most beau- 
tiful thought is that we are direct descendants of these 
builders, founders, the Sampsons and lions of the na- 
tions, and empires; that shipbuilding, mechanical genius, 
Dan, the owner of the ship of Tarish, a royal arch from 
his symbolical standard, the shield a golden eagle on a 
field of blue; that opulent commercial emporium, Joppa, 
the seaport with eastern and western trade, brave men of 
war, educators, rulers along the ancient line. Love of 
country and love of kindred was a passion with them. 
The teachers of the west, and ardent cultivators of let- 
ters, art, and piety all went to make Ireland the univer- 
sity of Europe. Cannot one see the similitude in many 
of the present family today? The magnitude of our 
heavenly Father's love for the children of Israel is beyond 
our conception. 

The Nowlin family have branched from a most char- 
acteristic tree. Do they realize this that they were sent 
forth from our heavenly Father's throne to fulfill a 
grand mission in this probation, to make ready for a 
bright and glorious future? "If we lack wisdom ask God 

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and upbraid not and it shall be given us/' James 1:5. 
Lay up treasures. What have we placed to our credit? 
We must sure earn a reward. All of our efforts will 
materialize if we are persistent enough. Courage is 
sometimes lacking, but the most we are striving for is 
already ours, all of which will dawn upon us when 
we get quiet enough and settle down in sieltn conscious- 
ness of possession. 

"Be strong, be worthy of the grace 
Of God, and fill thy destined place," 

that we may gain a more exalted sphere eternally. Ah! 
my eyes dim with tears of joy when the whisperings of 
peace bid me come doubting nothing. 

Virgin Isle. 

"Erin's bright maid, the virgin Isle of saints, 
Of numerous rulers of mildest, gentlest sway. 

Fair Erin's life supreme abode of kings, 
Of noble deeds, the celebrated plains." 

It was here the tender branch of the royal house 
of David was planted in the British Isle. Many of the 
lost sheep of Israel found their home there, God's bless- 
ings attending them. To find Dan was to find all 
Israel. God has said, "That the captives that have 
escaped should have the same meeting place on the 
Far Off Isle." It was here that Dan made his name as 
master of circumstances, as founder and builder of the 
new empire, that the wandering tribe might be gathered 
to their long promised home before the destruction of 
Jerusalem. Stillingfleet says, that some of the apostles 
preached in Great Britain. The early fathers' testimony 
was that the Church of Christ was founded in Britain. 
Paul preached in the utmost isle of the ocean (Ireland). 

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' It is ref reshingr to note what they did when the world 
was young and the spirit of prophecy ruled, the golden 
age of music and poetry so divine and refined with so 
much inspiration; the days of school of prophets when 
spirituality brought about a wide awakening, the days 
when Elijah visited this institution; things were sacred 
and were added to. In David's day he taught in these 
schools. History is the true key; much has been given 
and still more is to come forth. But with the beautiful 
harmony in all that has been gleamed, the many truths, 
we have the authentic history of the "Far Off Isle,'* 
anciently called, as pertaining to our family. There are 
many circumstances of deep interest along the ancient 
line of thought that would cast a flood of light upon the 
history of other days, of a people of special interest 
to us as far off kindred, brought near us by the bea- 
con light of history. 

One of the greatest curiosities today in West Minster 
Abbey is the Stone that Jacob rested upon. One of the 
greatest battles ever fought was between the Danans and 
Picts over this Stone of Lia-fail. This brings to view an 
element of poetical and patriarchal times, a link which 
unites the throne of England tradition of lona, Tara, 
Mt. Zion, and Bethel, the venerable medieval throne as 
well, a reverence for the past, a picture that brings many 
ages together and different countries which is form- 
ing an aggressive empire unless checked will establish 
a universal dominion over the earth. 

We are living in the last days, the fulfillment of 
prophecy, promises to Jacob, the father of many na- 
tions and multitude of people, is near at hand. The 
fig tree has put forth its leaves, the signs of the 
times bespeak coming events, the ushering in of the 
millennium, the final round up, the return of scattered 
Israel from their different countries. "I will send many 
fishers, they shall fish them. Afterward I will send 
many hunters and they shall hunt them from every moun- 
tain, hill and hole in the rocks and islands of the seas." 
Jer. 16:16. This today is being literally fulfilled. 

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''Let others tell of the storms and showers, 
I only love the sunny hours." 

With its many rare incidents and popular happen- 
ings that does not come to all as it did to these hi^iily 
favored ancestors of remote days. With hearts aglow, 
radiant with the light of hope there is no bound to the 
stories and historic events characterized by the spirit 
of truth and loyalty. In this how near they are as we 
point to them with pride as our forefathers. 

Eloquent pens have given in various description the 
rise and fall of this once exalted nation, Ireland, which 
afterward suffered. The people of Ireland are yet a dis- 
tinct people who never forget that they are gentlemen, 
a principle handed down from father to son. Each in- 
dividual has something about them pointing to family 
trait until we feel that we can spot them as one of 
the name matters not where we find them. 

Milesius ' James Nawlin. 

Milesius, the founder of Ireland, and James Nowlin, 
the founder of the Nowlin name in Virginia, what a long 
line branching, ferretting down the tidal wave with its 
transpiring scenes, so marvelously and wonderfully pro- 
gressive as to which probably no other family have at- 
tained! Many centuries have elapsed between the two, 
yet there is a similarity in their history, so much recog- 
nition in their callings, one could not help but take notice 
of the strong and striking points of resemblance. 

As a family they have their individualities, builders 
from the tribe of Dan to the present, mechanical genius, 
emerging into the arts. They are peculiarly adapted to 
teaching and preaching. One particular characteristic is 
that they rarely settle down on one line of business for 
support; teaching and farming or preaching and farm- 
ing; doctors have other lines in view or investments; mer- 
chants seek other aids. They have always been religious, 
a divine inspiration seems to touch them at every point, 
each filling his time below in usefulness. 

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Is it possible for such a parallelism to exist as in 
many other lines of thought without arriving at the con- 
clusion that they are of the same lineage? It is of un- 
speakable joy that we found this family of the same 
spiritual cast. With what wonderful prophetic vision do 
we sum them up as a golden line of kindred filling their 
mission in an earthly career to be united again in an 
exalted state! 

With these ancestors God has been. The blood of 
Israelitish blend has demanded his attention through 
time associated with the Stone of Promise. There is a 
strange web of history connecting it with the descend- 
ants of him who poured oil upon it as he consecrated 
it a pillow of witness for the future. Many writers 
have borne testimony to the fact that it has been in 
use for twenty-five hundred years. This fact points out 
its mission and establishes the circuitous route it has 
taken in a measure. It was said to have been carried to 
Egypt by Jacob's sons. It rested in Judea until brought 
to Tara, Ireland, where it took a stay until after taken 
to Scotland. A long line of Irish kings had been crowned 
upon it Fergus, a son of Ere, was made king of Scot- 
land. He wrote to his brother Murtogh, then king of 
Ireland, for this stone. He built a church at lona to 
place this treasure in, that all should be crowned upon. 
It is understood by all sovereigns that this is the stone 
upon which Jacob rested and it is held sacred to them. 
It points out Anglo-Saxon wherever found. 

Camden calls this stone and chair the royal chair. In 
the time of Edward I it was returned to England by hiin. 
All of Great Britain's sovereigns have been crowned upon 
it. Many have written its history. Our gracious sover- 
eign, wife, mother. Queen Victoria, was also crowned 
upon it, and with the English nothing would buy this 
marvelous historic Stone of Promise. There could be 
no inducement; immense price in money has been offered 
but today it rests in West Minster Abbey, London, Eng. 

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The Lord's Depviy. 

Jeremiah was commissioned to plant a new tree, a 
new nation to be on the Far Off Isle, because safer from 
the proud eagles of emperial Rome. The falling throne, 
the house of David, must be resuscitated somewhere. It 
has been promised to be on a high mountain of traffic, 
a fruitful land by a great water. Ezekiel XVII :23. His- 
tory closed in upon Jeremiah in charge of the rem- 
nant of the house of David. The assurance of all is to 
Jeremiah and other prophets; history is the true key. 
In all of these we see the survival of the fittest. 

Oh! that marvelous history with its mystic past 
and the wonderful present immerging into promises long 
before given. Deeper droughts in the fountain have swept 
away every fragment of doubt that none but the highest 
authority have ruled over us since leaving the spirit world 
to gain an experience in this. 

"Yes, ofttimes a secret something 
Whispers you're a stranger here. 
And I felt that I had wandered 
From a more exalted sphere." 

The light that has been thrown upon this line of 
kindred by means of the Bible, its prophecies, promises, 
and ancient history, has been in harmony with the his- 
tory of this people. Surely it has been a beacon light 
to many dark pages. They have been blest with great 
spiritual foresight as far back as none save the Celts 
can do. Spirituality reigns supreme with them as a peo- 
ple and for such we would say. Hail holy light of hope, 
may the day hasten when righteousness cover the earth 
as the waters cover the sea. And to this work 

"Go, Little Book, in faith I send thee forth, 
Be it according to thy worth, 
I cast thee on the waters, go thy way.' 

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God said to Israel, "Thou are my battle ax and 
my weapon. With thee, I will break in pieces nations, 
with Thee I will destroy kingrdoms. Thy seed shall 
be as the stars for multitude. Israel is my glory, my 
inheritance. My kindness will never leave thee." Isaiah 
says, "They shall lift up their voices and sing to the 
majesty of God, Ephraim at the head. I will be a God 
to Israel. They shall be as though they were never 
lost." Israel is to be brought forth from her long hid- 
ing place, converted and saved. The prophets hath said 
Israel shall be called by another name, even Saxon, Isaac, 
Sac, Saxon, the latter the new name. In Romans IX :7, 
Paul says, "In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Isarel shall 
be restored to her wanted position, many will come from 
the isles of the sea and the mountains they will return." 
Great Britain is much of the blood of Israel, America, 
the land of freedom and might. They will have a royal 
commission, will possess the seas, the isles, control the 
ocean. They shall be the mother of nations; their colonies 
will extend over the utmost parts of the earth; they will 
recolonize the land of their fathers, even patriarchs. All 
promises will be fulfilled. Our ancient as well as medieval 
forefathers inherited a rich legacy of laws, institutions 
which God gave his people as a guide to them politically, 
morally, and spiritually. As in the days of King Heremon 
they had the basis of a representative lineage, a repre- 
sentation by population. There were many qualified to 
wear honors, to discharge eminent duties. It was a kind 
of primary caucus on patriotic principles with the ollams 
and with King Heremon asserting religious rights, the 
worship of the true God and the moral law. They were 
readily agreed upon and in the annals of time have not 
changed. Israel is today inforcing morality and the 
worship of the true God. The lamp of their faith kindled 
at the feet of Apostolic altars bums as a bea- 
con to mankind; their example has regenerated the 
erring; their mildness has rebuked the rebellious. Gentle- 

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ness has enchanted the good. Their type and temple 
will be the Mecca and Jerusalem of a renewed universe. 
They have proved themselves to be on the right hand of 
God for light and liberty. Oh! this marvelous multiplicity 
of increase. Jeremiah speaks of Israel as a noble vine 
wholly a right seed independent of the original stock from 
whence it came. It became severed from the mother tree 
and grew and flourished in soil of its own. David prayed, 
''Bless the inheritance of the Lord." 

Israel is to be the missionary agents to the gentiles 
and by this agency will convert many. The mystic gloom 
of ages is guided by the iron hand of destiny, but we will 
possess the lasting hills and the gates of the enemies 
and the world will be aroused as if by some galvanism 
to witness this renewed universe. Then will Ephraim 
and Manassah, Britain, America, Australia, and all the 
colonies unite in singing, "My Country 'Tis of Thee." 

The Sceptre. 

We must keep in view the sceptre which was never 
to leave the house of David, that ensign of royalty, em- 
blem of sovereignty, was inseparable from the Harp 
and Stone of Testimony. There were monarchs on the 
ancient family line that died at Tara before the Chns- 
tian era. We can truthfully say this was a palace 
of mighty rulers and of holy memories invested with 
sacred splendor of deeds done. 

"Ask now of history's authentic page. 
And call up evidence from every age, 
What rulers will you find where annals prove 
So rich an interest in Almighty love?" 

How mysterious are the ways of divine providence. 
In past ages the prophet's eye and the poet's lyre were 
both turned to the western world. Centuries had passed, 
the fulfilling of the royal mission was over. Time was 
up to leave that favored isle where near there CatuUess 

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tells us that Paul through his missionary instrumentality 
brought thousands of souls to the knowledge of the truth. 
If for no other reason could we give other than the ful- 
filling of Father's plans, the splendor must pass, Tara 
must go down, and these rulers are destined as a royal 
line to go forth and possess the gates and strongholds 
of the world divinely appointed, which is the crowning 
blessing of God to Israel. 


Tara became deserted as a royal residence in the 
sixteenth century. The mounds are all that remain to 
point out her ancient magnificence. As a people we are 
watching God's hand in history. There is something 
significant in the words, ''The last days,'' has a wealth 
of meaning and stands connected with some of the grand- 
est promises given to man. 

"Ah, mortal pen, cannot thy might rehearse. 
Thou dost direct, command the universe. 
To bring about thy holy purposes, 
Thou dealest in sublimest mysteries." 

Historians disagree relative to tiie first settlers of 
Ireland as having descended from Japhet, son of Noah, 
claimed by some historians the first son because of the 
greater blessing given him, which is usually conferred on 
the eldest son; given by others to be more likely on 
account of his filial piety toward his father, held by 
critics as the first and oldest bom one hundred years 
before the flood. He is called the progenitor of the ex- 
tensive tribe west of Europe and north of Asia; men- 
tioned in the scriptures, Shem, Ham and Japhet. 

"Japhet shall be enlarged. He shall dwell in the 
tents of Shem. The servants of Shem shall be Japhet's 
also." No more fitting explanation could be given for the 
union and lives of these brothers than that which is 
embodied in this blessing. 

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The tables of nations serve as the bridge from the 
universal history of mankind to the history of the patri- 
archs of Israel. All men go back in origin to Noah and 
Adam, but the history of these people is not of the salva- 
tion which God is preparing for mankind. That salva- 
tion is with the patriarchs of Israel through whose media- 
tion the blessing is to come upon all peoples. — ^Religious 

Authors differ as to our family line. Some think 
the lineage runs direct from Milesius, the founder of 
Ireland, to the house of Noah and connects with Japhet. 
After much research there is no doubt but that the family 
line on paternal side runs back to the house of Jacob, then 
connects with Dan, then on to Shem; on maternal side 
runs direct through the house of David on to Jacob and 
connects with Shem. At this point we differ from the 
White Book as to Japhet's line. King Heremon, our first 
Irish ancestor, was a prince of the tribe of Dan, the 
first bom in the house of Jacob and Rachel. This alone 
would set aside the Japhet connection. Further evidence, 
by different authorities, the early settlers of Ireland were 
Israelites. Humbolt is very clear on the early inhabitants 
of Ireland being strictly of Israel. It has been fully 
established by others that the early inhabitants were 
the Danans, the founders, the chief officers, architects, 
Sampsons, and mighty men to help form the new nation. 

At this point a prince of the tribe of Dan married 
a royal princess of the house of David, Tephi, who became 
King Heremon and Queen Tephi, in order that the wander- 
ing tribe might be gathered to their long promised throne 
and sceptre. These were the first rules in the Far Off 
Isle. Keating says they were highly educated and a 
people of wealth. They acquired a noble reputation as 
educators. This trait of character comes down the long 
line to the present day in this family. At this period 
of time Queen Victoria's line and the family line be- 
came one for several reigns by right of lineage. Finally 
she branches off and goes to Scotland then back to Eng- 
land. The Nowlins came to America and dispensed with 
their royalty. 

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Israel, though lost to view, scattered, sown among 
the nations, her identity entirely gone, is as yet destined 
to rule, has instinct to govern. God will not forsake his 
flock. He will redeem Israel. 'They are my inheritance; 
I will bring them in by the way they never knew." These 
are promises we are looking for for the fulfillment in 
this dispensation of the fullness of time when all things 
are to be gathered together both in heaven and earth, a 
restoration of all that has been enjoyed in former times 
and in ancient Israel, and as in the days of apostles, all 
spiritual blessing, all authority, as practiced by the 
prophets of old. God has brought to light many grand 
truths which has put to shame the unbelief of a shallow 
age and fitted the minds of many to grasp the sublimi- 
ties of truth and theology and the laws governing the uni- 
verse. Valuable records have sprung from the prison house 
of the dim past, as if glad to come in this day to bear 
witness to the truth of these sublime prophecies, spoken by 
holy men of old, a literal coming forth of a history to 
repeat itself; all that has been promised in the last days, 
a glorious future awaiting, the battle axe to bring about 
the union of Israel and Judah, a clearing away of the 
rubbish of unbelief, idolatry, and luke warm indifference, 
a mounting of the waves of popular opinion and to ride 
out the harbor of the dead past, to make a way for the 
gospel chariot that Christianity, pure, unalloyed may dwell. 
These sublime truths, although not understood by all, will 
yet overcome all opposers and fill their measure when 
Shik) comes as viewed by Jacob. 

Our heaven bom mission is to rule the whole human 
race, and in ruling is to benefit and elevate them. It is 
to Israel to fulfill the prophecies given to our fathers by 
right of lineage, the owner of the wealth and honors con- 
ferred and shall be the lamp of faith to bum at the 
apostolic altars as a beacon to mankind. The prophecies 
concerning the stone cut out without hands has its fulfill- 
ment in its power and growth as has been eloquently 
sketched. The stone is becoming a mountain. Who can 

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tell the future, save by faith, awaiting Israel? No time 
in history has the human race reached such an acme of 
intelligence as today, nor human kind ever developed the 
principles of scientific truth and religious doctrine as 
today. The world is progressing, growing better in con- 
sequence of this spiritual advancement. Yet in many 
localities they are famishing for that food that would 
satiate their thirst. To them religion had become abstract, 
teaching fables for doctrine. Scarcely is there a gleam of 
light in their creeds. Most assuredly they have not the 

Early in the nineteenth century the religious world had 
entered into a complex era. The many new doctrine, new 
isms, all varying according to fancy. Later there has 
been a glimmer of light thrown around the masses that 
only requires cooperation to bring out its effulgent rays. 
Learned divines, men of letters, historians, and writers 
lire seeking to ferret out a better expression of the 
Christian religion as pertaining to the creeds and churches. 
Tis sad, but simple truths taught by our Savior do not 
appeal to them. They turn a deaf ear to that once de- 
livered to the saints and now again restored to earth in 
might and power as foretold it should. To those who will, 

" 'Tis an aim for the noblest desire. 
The prize to which mortals can aspire." 

Israel and their patriarchial fathers as we read the 
past and view the present that we might have an unshaken 
hope in a glorious future and in the promises that have a 
meaning beyond our conception. Abraham was promised 
by the father who did swear by his own being the fulfill- 
ment of the blessings of immense achievements, possessions 
of the great and mighty nations of the earth, of the ever- 
lasting hills, the gates of the enemies, and a numerous 
posterity — ^numerous as the stars of the firmament. Jacob 
said these were to be fulfilled chiefly in the last days. 
And his descendants are as Jacob was in the vision at the 
Gate Luz, at one end of the vinculum and God at the 

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other, Israel is to be gathered out from the four winds 
fulfilling the scriptures, "I will take you one of a city and 
two of a family and bring you to Zion" Jeremiah 111:14, 
for a sacrifice has been provided. 

Anglo-Saxon (Israel) is supposed by some historians 
to be of all English speaking people or of Great Britain, 
but without doubt there are many of Israel scattered among 
the different tongues that have and will be recognized as 
such and gathered out. No one could fail to have his 
patriotic pulses stirred with a grander pride than to learn 
fully that we of Israel are subjects of an empire which 
dwarf into insignificant that of Rome in its most palmy 
days, an empire upon which the seal of divine approval has 
been signally placed and in which the highest destinies of 
the age are fraught, into whose keeping God has committed 
the gates of the earth ; to all the absorbing interest of the 
lost tribes, whose mysterious fate has been the cause of so 
much speculation and learned research, and at a time when 
there is an awakening not felt before, a coming forth of the 
promises to Jacob even at our doors. 

Israel shall possess one half of the globe of the mild 
sway of Christian population. As a family of this royal 
line, with others of the same lineage, we will become an 
aggressive empire and ere long establish a universal domin- 
ion and her patience and virtues will then be known. The 
stone which was cut out of the mountain without hands, 
Daniel 11:45, will fill the whole earth and the Israelites 
are to be a great missionary agency to help gather out the 
lost sheep in the last days. And when all the promises to 
the patriarchs have been fulfilled there will be little left 
for others to do and, as the signs of the times are, the 
day dawns that will live in the now, but will take complete 
faith in God to tide us over. A rich legacy has been 
bequeathed us through the promises of God to Jacob. 
Many errors have crept in and none of father's children 
are perfect, yet few imagine the possibilities that await 
us when we come to a relaization of our destiny as fore- 
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These human links with stories past lends a vividness 
to the lives of our ancient ancestral days, wide fields of 
thought open to our view, the magnitude we cannot fathom. 

Oh! the ecstacy of the whisperings of the spirit, of an 
exceeding weight of glory that speaks peace to our souls, 
that comes to us in glimpses as if to make sure of a realiza- 
tion! When we reflect so great an exaltation will be given 
us ere long and so little is required of us in return, the 
undercurrent of love, joy, and peace rushing through our 
soul, the presence of a mighty power with us in faith 
and trust toward a loving father, that soul inspiring 
thought of a glad reunion of a kinship so vast, so great, 
so very extensive in a posterity of renown, what rapture 
fills our bosom. Ofttimes we feel to exclaim. Oh! God, 
thy mercy over powers, thy goodness endureth forever, and 
as we are heirs to the blessings of the new and everlasting 
covenants, these thoughts lift us above the trivial things 
of passing events and we soar aloft in the realms of light 
and eternal glory. 

''Israel, the blest, look forth and see. 
The wonders God hath wrought for thee. 
Long promised gifts have been thy dower. 
Possessions, riches, fame, and power.'' 

In reviewing this illustrious lineage, going back beyond 
prehistoric, we cannot with the lights before us accept 
Darwin's theory, who traces all lines back to the ape or 
monkey. Without argument, which has no place in this 
case, we will allow him to run his own line to this extreme, 
but we prefer as a family to have an assurance, an abiding 
faith that we descend from a higher plane of intelligence, 
even of the house of Jacob. 

Ancient authorities agree upon this long line of linking 
us back from line to line to eternity. In history our best 
modem writers trace the Anglo-Saxons (Israel) back east 
to the borders of Caspian Sea where their ancestors were 
located seven centuries before Christ There is a diversity 

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of opinion along this line as to dates and volumes have 
been filled of a concourse of people who have received 
the promises of God to Abraham, that nations should bow 
down before them and serve them, who were to become as 
numerous as the sands on the sea shore. 

From an extensive research there is no doubt as to 
the reliability or history relative to the ancient line. The 
history of them is in harmony with the scriptures, tradi- 
tion, and different authors save all but dates. Over three 
thousand years ago in western Asia a restless, energetic 
body of people were carried into captivity. These were the 
children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Among them were 
blithesome maidens with beautiful complexions, fair and 
white, with these were stalwart young men with giant 
intellects, orators, poets, etc., and older ones, a vast multi- 
tude. History says the descendants of these have swept 
over Europe in waves. They were called Gauls, Angles, 
Jutes, Saxons, Normans, and from these came the progen- 
itors of Great Britain and America. Tombstone inscrip- 
tions, the language, and tradition, all go to show their 
origin. They are to be honored instruments in the salva- 
tion of the Gentile nation in bringing together Ephraim 
and Judah. Israel is to become savior on Mt Zion, blest 
in the present with colonial blessings, a multitudinous 
posterity, national and spiritual power. 

These closing remarks call forth the gratitude of all 
that has been given heretofore. Our love for Britain is 
next to America. We are of one blood and language ; our 
ideas come from Britain. See the two insignias, haU 
holy symbol, harbinger of peace ! Long may she wave over 
land and sea. Let them twine and fold in brotherly love 
as did Jacob and Esau after years of separation. Since 
the promises of God to Abraham down tiirough all ages 
the elect has been blessed with power and majesty, all of 
which forms an important argument of our identity as 
the heirs to whom the blessings were to be given. 

In conclusion, are we not thankful for our birthright, 
not of Britain and America only, but our mother, Virginia, 
the former home of the Nowlin-Stone families? Israel was 

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to be planted in her own land, never more to be plucked 
up, and to own the gates and fortified places, which is said 
to be the crowning blessing. Under the increasing light 
of latter days we see clearly how God has fulfilled his 
promises and remembered his covenants to Israel, and we 
feel to say, "Let not thine inheritance be brought to con- 
fusion." We know the aggressive empire is near at hand 
and our chariot is guided by the iron hand of destiny 
rolling up the gloom of time which will come, thus proving 
our faith as harbingers of peace. 

''See, how his hand thy way hath led, 
From generation old; 
See how he hath thy table spread. 
And blessed the chosen fold." 

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Fincit qui Patitur 
Stone Coat-of-Arms. 

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The Name. 

The original spelling of the name as far back as the 
fifteenth century was Stonne, then Stow, Ston, Stone. 
Just before coming to America the Stone was adopted. 

The Co(tt^f'Arm8. 

PARTY — Gold and azure with rampant leopard coun- 
ter colored. Sixteenth century. 


The Stone family is of English origin, but of Danish 
extraction. Through investigation it is found they have 
descended from distinguished ancestors of nobility with 
on^e grand history of philosophers, mathematicians, journal- 
ists, musicians, astronomers, naturalists, and divines of 
England down to the sixteenth century. 

All of the American Stones are related in some degree, 
a statement in history, emmigrating from the same locality 
in England and coming to America about the same time. 
Their characteristics summed up, family names, traditions, 
and individualities, all have a marked resemblance. 

There are three distinct lines of this family in America. 
The Stone family of Virginia, whose founder was George 
Stone who came to America about 1620, witnessed the 
scenes of an unpopulated country, and was one of the early 
colonizers. His descendants spread over many of the 
Southern States. They partake more of the pure Anglo- 
Saxon t3rpe. Second, the Stone family of Maryland, who 
were the descendants of Governor William Stone who 
came to Virginia about 1640 and finally located in Mary- 
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fished in politics. The . third is the Stone family of 
New England. Simon and Gregory Stone came to 
America about 1635 and settled in Watertown and Cam- 
bridge, Mass., and their descendants spread out through 
the Eastern and Northern States. They had more of the 
Danish impress. 

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"My native country thee, 
Land of the noble free. 
Thy name I love;'* 

It has been truly said that the air, breeze, water, and 
seasons of this gnnd dominion, Virginia, are condu- 
cive to the rearing of true patriotic men and women, 
which fact has been verified by the people who in- 
habit this country. From the first settlements of James- 
town, where the loyal Powhatan, whose history lives 
by reason of the pretty story of his daughter, who' 
preserved the lives of the first colony through her lib- 
erality, roamed these hills and vales, bespoke the effect 
of this peaceful influence of nature which in the tra- 
dition of liberty, has had its weight with the people 
like written laws. 

This state abounds in natural curiosities; the Nat- 
ural Bridge in Rock Bridge County, Weirs Cove, Madi- 
son's Cove, the Hawks's Nest in Fozetta County, flow- 
ing and ebbing springs. 

"I love the rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and temple hills; 
My heart with rapture thrills 
Like that above." 

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Many and thrilling are the associations of the reoc- 
currence of the seasons, when the ball we tread on 
stands out a complete and lovely thing before its maker, 
when Eden blooms a little heaven below and all with 
pure and lofty spirit lives in its bowers. 

Ahl it was here in these recesses of nature with 
awating opportunities that invited the great and illus- 
trious sons and daughters of English and Irish no- 
bility to come land partake of the wealth that awaited 
them. Inspiration lead them hither to establish a com- 
mon wealth of stately homes for a stately race and of 
a history without a blot — a grand, noble people de- 
voted to duty, sense of honor, and a passion for free 

''Our God we humbly own thy name. 
Through the hundreds of years now flown, 
And may our children own the same, 
Through the many years to come." 

It was here in this Christian mothertown, Jamestown, 
of English speaking people was established, one writer 
says, the real Anglo-Saxon, given in its purity, which 
today has its low, soft speech, long vowels, neglected 
final endings — something murmuring, rippling, music- 

Distinctive Historic Virginia. 

Prom the first Virginia was ruled by the best ele- 
ment of the kingdom; became the mother of statesmen 
and law makers; signers of Declaration of Indep^id- 
ence; the home of Washington, Sir Walter Raleigh, first 
governor of Virginia, Jefferson, who gained the blood- 
less contest, the Louisiana country and established a 
university in Virginia, the embodiment of the ideals 
and efforts of the man whose pre-eminent interest was 
advancement; Madison, Monroe, Patrick Henry, the grand 
old Lee and Pendleton; the great artillery man, Henry 
Clay; Stonewall Jackson, who while in death gave orders 

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to forward his infantry to the front, and at intervals 
whispering, ''passing over the river to rest under the 
shade of the trees." 

These great men, whose lives have been fraught 
with noble deeds, have left a trace behind as a rich 
legacy to the state lasting as time. Th^ were so se- 
questered, so self-contained, and indifferent to public 
opinion, save in their own home, Virginia, having nest- 
led in the coves and shady nooks of the country, inde- 
pendent of all, looking for nothing other than divine 
favor such was and is the Southern Virginian. Senator 
Hoar says, ''The Southern man has an aptness for com- 
mand which makes him not a peer only, but a prince, 
having a high sense of honor, giving to all the superb 
constancy without personal ambition and without jeal- 
ousy to the temptation of wealth." It is with a true ap- 
preciation of their stimulating and over-shadowing in- 
fluence that they are termed princely for they have 
come down as having won the cause of independence. 

In Virginia the good qualities out-weigh the bad. 
There is no one who deserves more exalted sentiment, 
more contempt for baseness, more love of justice, more 
sensibility of feeling than the native Virginian. 

Colonial Days. 

The old dominion was not unlike England and they 
treasured the idea of resemblance. The traditional beauty 
we feel sometimes to build a little romance. The grand- 
eur of scenery, the picturesque landscape, the quaint old- 
time looking buildings whose inhabitants revive their 
former customs of taste and etiquette, were to them 
proverbial with the glamor of royalty. 

One of our wealthy colonists who married a beau- 
tiful and accomplished Virginia girl, a Miss Byrd, made 
a wedding tour to England. The king so awed with her 
prepossessing looks, said to the colonizer, "Are there 
many more such beautiful 'birds' in America?" Men of 
letters, divines, and beautiful women star the pages 
of colonial history. Boundless hospitality was a mat- 

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ter of course in Virgninia. Any guest was more than 
welcome, for at least they brought novelty and news 
from the old world, to brighten the home of the colonizer, 
to renew the ties, as it were, between the old and the 
new, to discard what might be termed homesick, and 
enjoy social welcome to both. This was bliss to each 
fraught with many times a princely errand to tiiose 
in need of each other's experience. 

There is a feeling of inspiration and elevation of 
thought in the review of colonial days. Our ancestors, 
political leaders, law makers, statesmen who aided in 
bringing about a commonwealth, were people of ad- 
vanced and decided opinion marked by deep thought 
and sincerity, having the characteristics of ttie Anglo- 
Saxon. Thus Virginia became the center which radi- 
ated in every direction, the impetus to establish col- 
onies. This spot should be and is held sacred to every 
American patriot. Truly these early timers were a vine 
of civilization and liberty planted in colonial days to 
become ere long a mighty people, inheriting the land 
of their fathers. 

Jamestown, the Cradle of Liberty, and to the eye 
of history, the cockle shell sailor, carved the destiny 
of the Anglo-Saxon to the western world. We find so 
much that is beautiful and good in those noble spirits 
who filled their sphere in life so gracefully and remark- 
ably useful. They went through the bitter and sweet 
of time's fitful changes. True, many colonizers had money, 
great riches, built expensive colonial homes, and lived 
in pomp and splendor, while others camie penniless, but 
all were united in settling the mother country of most 
the southern states. As descendants of these Colonizers we 
point to them with pride and feel to emulate their 

The wives of these great men were just as zealous 
in this mission of colonization as were they in making 
their days pronounced. They entertained not only the 
royalties of different nations, but each other with socials, 
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the elite only could render. Days of sweet communion 
were those when they were united in making each other at 
home, free from restraint with social equality, joyous with 
their coming together in union and love. 

''Sweet, dear, old days, romantic days 
Of beauty, love, and truth, 
Now long since flitted from thy gaze. 
Romantic days of youth." 

No happier days than colonial days of untried experi- 
ences looking forward to a bounteous yield and abun- 
dance of good things from mother earth. Some wielded the 
pen readily, while others dealt in high literature, like 
Mrs. Adams, Simeon, Broadstreet, and Warren. Deeply 
religious and devoted to all the best of life and charac- 
ter, being left to rustic, tranquil independence, and 
self-improvement, th^ took pleasure in doing that which 
seemed best fitted for their demands. 

Mount Vernon. 

Washington, with the famous Mount Vernon, played 
so grand and useful a part in the theatre of early days. 
Mount Vernon's doors were open at all the seasons for 
the pleasure of the traveling public as well as home 
entertainment, something better than a resorted inn. But 
more did Washington's comrades enjoy the hospitality of 
Mrs. Washington who, being such a motherly entertainer, 
drew them to her through her pleasing individuality. To 
mention some more distinguished were Count de Roch- 
ambeau. Marquis de Chastellux, Colonel Tighman, Colonel 
Humphr^s, Major Walker, and many others praised her 

George Washington's attractive and stimulating per- 
sonality was distinguished as to looks and in the light 
of colonial days had no peer. His figure and bearing were 
most distinguished; his face a type of endurance and 
strength with grace and ease. He was said to be as 

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gallant in love as he was dauntless in war and his 
modesty equaled his valor. His family servant, who 
lived to be over a hundred years of age, when asked 
concerning his young master would say of him, ''De 
like of him was neber seen, Sir, before in dis lifetime 
of libing. He no like a nobody else, grand, Sir, grand. 

Apart from this, this grand politician and law maker's 
figure and bearing had all the attributes of a states- 
man with all the gravity of his calling, yet in the midst 
of earnest study would design to stop and dance the 
Virginia Reel of Light Fantastic for the pleasure of 
his partner or looker-on. In the fall of the year when 
the canvas-back dotted the Potomac, he with his parties 
would board his barge, "The Frigate," and with six col- 
ored men in uniform to row, whose distinguishing fea- 
tures were red-checked shirts and black velvet cuffs, would 
coast the shores for days in quest of game and often 
would take tea on board. He was a marksman ; he would 
go fox hunting and never fail to catch them, as he 
would often express himself to his comrade. He enter- 
tained and was highy entertained by others. 

The life work of General Washington and lady has 
not been overdrawn. Indeed, the half has never been 
told. Although history comes down to us with numer- 
ous pages, few can realize the magnitude of his call- 
ing to establish a new country and an expanding civiliza- 
tion. He truly was the ideal patriot of this countrjr's 
history and colonial days, who was side by side with 
such as Charlemagne Pericle, Alfred the Great, and 
others. No one exhibited more courage and more con- 
sumate generalship than he; could handle men of the 
greatest attributes. Patriotism is where the heart is 
right. He stood the tide of public opinion when he was 
antagonized and accused of betrajring his trust. When in 
most assuring terms this guiding genius bade them accept 
the truth, causing them to see no trust was too great 
for his capacity. 

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There is something sweet and sacred in the treas- 
ured family recollection. The most ardent passion in 
the heart of this illustrious Irish-American was love for 
his wife and family as well as country. He was not 
more devoted than discrete. Often he kept to himself 
appending trouble that she might not be worried over 
them, carrying the burden of both father and mother, and 
as an examplary father and peculiarly fitted as the head 
of his country, had no peer then nor since. 

His history is not fully a monument to his life be- 
cause not as complete in detail as was his work. It 
took an Irishman to fill so grand a position, a man of 
marked ability with stem and quick susceptibility, a typi- 
cal Irish-Virginian. All that can be gleaned of his life 
is grandeur and nobility of character, yet in sympathy 
with the weak. In recalling one incident of kindness, 
he had fifty men in prison who had broken the law, de- 
cided to pardon them and he did. They came to him 
in a mass and thanked him for his mercy. Mrs. Washing- 
ton was touched and bade them go and sin no more, hand- 
ing them a generous piece of money of her own when they 
each in one voice said, "God Bless Lady Washington." 
No one has done justice to her high courage and un- 
swerving patriotism, her great motherly heart going out 
in prayer and sympathy to the down-trodden and with 
mercy tenderly seeking the welfare of those who fortu- 
nately came under her jurisdiction — a grand mother for 
such a glorious country. 

Sweet Memories. 

What sweet ecstatic memories come to us in view- 
ing what preceded us as worthy ancestors of nobility, who 
through unselfish desires planned so great possibilities 
for us as children of colonial fame! O, Ye colonial sons 
and daughters of America, have you estimated your legacy 
left you, have you come to a realization who you are? 

Many stories of deep romance might have roots 
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colonizers, whose picturesque situations, secluded spots, 
woods, hills, and vales, give key note to strain, all na- 
ture in her variable moods, the mother of song and story. 
We abide the time to catch the cadence and dot tiie points 
of some long-time entrancing story full of interest and 
thrilling details of some supposed characters existing here. 
But yet the real every-day life of those early timers was 
an open book as catchy and charming as any novel. 
"Rest to their souls.'' 

Later in life, Thackery said, "The people in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, are refined and hospitable, the merriest 
place and the most picturesque of all I've seen in America, 
rich in historic interest, progressive in her industries and 
in education, a city filled with the echoes of the past; 
takes the lead in the South. She cherishes tender mem- 
ories of brave men and gracious women, her mental activi- 
ties today and her rapid advancement give her position 
among the cities of America, a fitting capitol for the 
mother of states and statesmen." Education and work 
of art were among the first attainments in Virginia. 
To her is attributed the earliest patronage of sculpture 
in America, and music was an inheritance of the Anglo- 
Saxons, our progenitors. 

Virginia should be proud of her colossal strength 
or, rather more justly, her God-like repose to which she 
has attained by right of inheritance and well-earned posi- 
tion. In the gloom of years her tjrpe has been well 
emulated for she has proven herself to be on the right 
for light and liberty and for victory. Where is her 
parallel, her condition spiritually, politically, and finan- 
cially in the nineteenth century as pertained to the 
family history? She was true to all that was made a 
law unto her, even the flag whose mute eloquence need 
no interpreter for significance. Her fidelity is under- 
stood. As a people they are full of reverential, cheer- 
ful thoughts, with sentiments of deep devotion in re- 
viewing their past experiences. Our dear venerable 
mother state, the ancestor of many offspring, bone of her 
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love thee above other countries because of that mater- 
nal tie. Our thoughts go back to thee in sweet remem- 
brances of former days when in your beauty and chiv- 
alry none had a better code then, nor today. It was 
the fatherly responsive and filial love for their country- 
men and family that called forth the attention of all, and 
their position does not escape the keen eye of the states- 
men. Laneruage is inadequate and fails to flow to the 
aid of sublime thoughts of a people so great, so good, so 
patriotic. Her habits and customs excel all other coun- 
tries. None seem so dear to us as a family honoring 
the teachings of our venerable mother. Who does not 
carry with them through life the sayings, the impres- 
sions made upon them from maternal effort, lasting 
them down to old age, indelible impressions? She re- 
mains today a monument to herself. It is most excel- 
lent to start out well and end the same. She needs 
no polish to the bare facts, the natural attributes are 
simply to be just what she is — ^the sturdy, unassuming 

'*While in their gentle looks, benignly blend. 
The sire, the son, the husband, brother, friend. 
Here woman reigns, the mother, daughter, wife, 
Strews with fresh flowers the narrow ways of life." 

The Lost Cause. 

The Virginia men look like men of importance — 
social, sensible, spirited men, like most Southern men, 
each the ruler of his own house and surroundings. 

Virginia stands paramount as the solid tree, over- 
shadows and forms a nucleus of many countries, and 
when in the full tide of life when wealth and honor had 
honored the efforts of this people and genius had de- 
veloped, conditions ranked with the best. Suddenly un- 
bidden, unjust, undeservedly came the inevitable war, and 
while monuments may be erected to th^ perpetration of 
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history, cannot escape their infamy. Virginia, true to her 
history, did not act upon impulse, but while in her 
wake the current of events swept them into foremost 
ranks all headed by such illustrious men as Lee, Stonewall 
Jackson, and others whose history lives, and in their 
character eulogy becomes cold truth. Never was the moral 
and spirit of personal honor more elevated than they 
were in these. 

The time was opportune to protect their rights; the 
men and the hour had met. The most ardent passion 
in the heart of these grand men was love of home and 
country, who became the heroes of many adventures, 
fearless and intrepid in devotion to the cause for which 
they fought, and had most hearty faith in the justice 
of all. It would have been a very poor American whose 
veins did not thrill with pride as he witnessed the prowess 
done by the C. S. A. soldiers. The genius of Virginia at 
this mentioned point of time had breathed upon the ashes 
of martyred slain who had reeled upon the bloody crest 
and shell-riven rocks — ^Gettysburg. It is well expressed 
in the words of that martial Southern lyric, "Above the 
crash of rifle or the swift thudding of guns often thrills 
the heart of men to desperation, and through the impulse 
of the moment they were lead to fight for the right, as 
they truly thought they were doing, and place their lives 
a sacrifice for their country." 

Tender memories cling to the Lost Cause and its 
many trials. The plastic years of boyhood ofttimes dwells 
upon the home — ^Virginia. The saddest of all was the 
home-coming; after four years' testing. Many soldiers 
returned to a devastated home, the family ties broken, 
impoverished, gone to waste by some ruthless hand of the 
opposing enemy. 

The outer world little appreciated the spirit in which 
the South met the war. A harder fate awaited for a 
proud people to accept than can be imagined. We find 
them later in life a neighbor to some dusky who probably 
fought them face to face as master and servant, a sur- 
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sincere in its devotion to what seemed right to them as 
were those fighting for the Stars and Stripes. The vet- 
eran sons of Virginia have proud memories of a proud 
mission. It is their duty to maintain a lively sense of 
their country as it is today idolized and venerated by 
every true American heart. The people, as a state, dwell 
in peace and possession rather than the bitterness of 

Many of the Nowlin-Stone descendants surrendered 
with Robert E. Lee, the courtly knight, who lead so 
many valiant men to lay down arms in 1865 at Appomat- 
tox, overcome with fatigue, hunger, and loss of strength, 
overpowered through numbers — ^not whipped. It was more 
than this tender-hearted man could endure to see his fol- 
lowers suffer without a ray of hope. "We have fought the 
war together; I have done the best I could," was what he 
gave those loving veterans who had come to bid him 
adieu, many of them for the last time to touch his gar- 
ments, as it were, to caress his horse. Ah! this sad 
parting of this fearless remnant of the worn and wasted 
veterans surrounded by ten times their number, without 
a word of unkindness from their foemen, whom they 
had so often defeated, so long held at bay with the honors 
of war, now surrendered their battle-riven standards. 
He was grieved to see the wreck of his labors. Tears 
must flow that washed the battle dust from their faces, 
tears of sympathy, not of anger or humiliation, but exul- 
tation and pride for the martial honor of their leader- 
ship. Touching scenes were these. Few are left today 
who witness the story of "Lee*s miserables" to remind us 
anew of the bright pages in the annals of our race 
record. His unequaled powers as a strategist were then 
of no avail. His prowess had been seen in many en- 
gagements and 

"His record through all time will live, 
Emblasoned on the hearts of men; 
Reward will come for what we give — 
Yes, yes, we know he lives again." 

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The Southern man may rejoice in the reunited nation, 
yet yield not a heart throb of devotion to the noble 
soldiery of the South and their incomparable chieftain 
whose great hero blood flows down from far off sires. 
With the glow of battle on his face his desperate cour- 
age, that courtliest knight that ever bore shield, the 
kindliest that ever stroke with sword, the meekest man 
and gentlest that ever ate in lady's hall, was the grand 
leader of Abner W. C. Nowlin and William David Nowlin, 
Ardinger, Cobbs, and many others of our kindred who 
were enlisted in this work and were with Lee in all 
his last battles, and were the tireless quickstep of his 
fighters, but now the apostles of peace and reconcilia- 
tion crowned with what should follow old age, unfalter- 
ing trust and veneration by all true Americans. As two 
great political parties, we admit the North and South are 
indispensable to each other. They are the blades of 
mighty sheaves, worthless apart, but when bound to- 
gether they become powerful, irresistible and terrible 
as the sheaves of fate. 

After the period of dissention having passed through 
and overcome in a measure the effects of the Civil War, 
a form of life not suddenly swept away, peace, truth, 
and justice prevails. The past has given many experi- 
ences which come with her proud lessons taught, and 
she may without presumption claim pre-eminence among 
Anglo-American colonies. Virginia was the happy retreat 
of true Britain who had by reason of circumstances 
turned their possessions into peaceful abodes, having 
overcome all obstacles and retired to plenty lulled in a 
state of rare content. 

"Where the Star Spangled Banner in triumph doth wave 
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave." 

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1 The founder of the Stone name in Virginia was 
George Stone, bom 1597, in London, England, a wealthy 
banker and stockholder of the Virginia Land Company 
of London, formed to settle colonies in Virginia, and a 
cousin of Governor William Stone of Maryland. He 
came to Jamestown in 1620 as a colonizer, probably 
under a measure of inspiration, and it was no trivial or 
accidental event that brought him hither as was fully 
demonstrated later. He was at the head of a long 
and distinguished line of people for generations, a man 
of wealth and influence throughout his probation; broad- 
ened in views and aspirations to the temptation of 
building, rearing, and colonizing, and with means was 
able to accomplish his desire in a new, untried country. 
He became the father of all the Virginia Stones and 
paved the way for greater possibilities. His descend- 
ants lay claim to an honorable mention for they too 
have flourished under the shadow of a most honorable 
and productive tree, deep rooted in American soil since 
1650, who have been wonderfully blest in colonial pos- 
sessions. As a family they were honest, religious, and 
good citizens, many of them distinguished in different 

1 George Stone married Mary Vernon about 1635 
and reared a large family. 

I Col. John Stone (son of George Stone); married Mary 

i William Stone (son of Col. John Stone); married Vir- 
ginia Howard. 

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1 Joshua Stone (son of William Stone); married Mary- 
Coleman about 1748. 

I John Stone (son of Joshua Stone); married DoUie Hos- 
kin, 1776. 

i James Hoskin Stone (son of John Stone) ; married Eliza- 
beth Fitzgerald in 1803. 

Thus we have the Stone ancestral line in America: 
® James Hoskin, ©John, © Joshua, ©William, ®CoL John 
and ©George. 

There is not a Stone whose family cannot be traced 
back to Virginia save the New England branch. The de- 
scendants of the Virginia Stones are scattered through- 
out the Southern States, Virginia, North Carolina, Ten- 
nessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia, 
also some in the west in Utah. They are a large con- 
course of people working out a stream of history, flow- 
ing onward, broadening, lengthening, this impetuous 
torrent of human life, obeying the laws of nature, soon 
to reach their own historical solution. 


1 ©Joshua Stone (©William, ©Col. John, ©George), 
whose will dates 20 October, 1821, married Mary Cole- 
man about 1748. 

To Joshua and Mary Coleman Stone were added 
Children : 

I William H. Stone; born about 1750. 
II Mary C. Stone; born about 1752, married a Harrison. 

III John Stone; born 25 November, 1754, married DolHe 

IV Thomas C. Stone; born about 1756. 
V Samuel C. Stone; born about 1757. 

VI Coleman Stone; born about 1759. 

VII Joshua Stone; born 9 June, 1762, married Mary Hoskin. 
VIII Polly Stone; born about 1763, married a Terry. 


Ill (I) ©John Stone (® Joshua, ® William, ®Col. 
John, ©George), whose mother was Mary Coleman, was 
bom in Halifax Co., Va., 25 November, 1754, died 10 

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July, 1824, in Pittsylvania Co., Va. He married first 
DoUie Hoskin 2 October, 1777, a daughter of William 
Hoskin of Pittsylvania Co., Va. She wals bom 10 No- 
vember, 1761, died 4 April, 1802, aged 41 years. 

John and Dollie Hoskin Stone were blessed with 

i James Hoskin Stone; born 17 October, 1778» married 

Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 1803. 
ii Benjamin Stone; born 30 December, 1780. 
iii Nancy Stone; born 6 November, 1783, married Rev. 

Robert Easly. 
iv Mary Stone; born 6 January, 1786, married a Mathews, 

died 10 January, 1810. 
v Dollie C Stone; born 6 May, 1788, married a Collins, died 

17 January, 1836. 
vi Elizabeth Stone; bom 15 January, 1791, married Rev. 

Joel Hubbard, died 18 May, 1840. 
vii Wilmoth Stone; born 30 August, 1792, died 11 October, 

viii Sallie Stone; born 6 September, 1794. 

John Stone married the second time Lucy Hoskin, 
who was bom April, 1769, and died 4 May, 1810. 
Children : 

i John H. Stone; born 4 October, 1803. 
ii Tobitha Stone; born 5 April, 1805. 

iii Page Finney Stone; born 6 November, 1806, died 3 No- 
vember, 1807. 

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i(i) ®Rev. James Hoskin Stone (®John, ® Joshua, 
©William, ®Col. John, ©George), whose mother was 
DoUie Hoskin, of Halifax Co., Va., was bom 17 October, 
1778, died 13 October, 1854. He married Elizabeth Fitz- 
gerald of Pittsylvania Co., Va., in 1803. She was bom 
21 June, 1785, and died 1865. She was a daughter of 
Edmund Fitzgerald, a descendant of Irish nobility of the 
house of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, and by right of lin- 
eage a descendant of the tribe of Benjamin, the young- 
est of the house of Jacob and Rachel, through inter- 
marriage of the Normans and Geraldines. 

Norman lords had married daughters of Irish chiefs 
throughout the country. The social fusion of the Nor- 
mans and Irish was the starting point of a lively civili- 
zation. At present silence has fallen upon their heroes. 
Gerald De Windsor, the father of the Geraldines, placed 
the prefix, "Fitz," to the name after intermarriage took 
place. The tradition of national life created by the 
Irish has been a link of rare fellowship between classes, 
race, and religion. It was said, in the language of the 
chronicler, that the Normans became more Irish than 
the Geraldines themselves, and the Normans are direct 
descendants of Benjamin, the beloved. 

James Hoskin Stone (grandfather of the writer on 
maternal line and subject of this volume) came of a 
splendid line of people on the American side as well as 
the English, descending from George Stone, the founder 
of the Virginia branch of English and Danish extrac- 
tion. Many on the American line have distinguished 
themselves as divines, each branch having a minister, 
generally of the Baptist persuasion. As a family in Vir- 
ginia, the Stones are too honest to dabble in politics yet 
a few have made a record along this line. 

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Rev. James Hoskin Stone was a Baptist minister, 
having presided over his flock about fifteen years at 
Old Shockoe, Pittsylvania Co., Va., the kind that did not 
divine for hire. He laid no claims to oratory or elo- 
quence, but had the spirit of his work and sustained 
himself well as a spiritual guide to his followers. He 
was a councilor of mature judgment. It was said of him 
that when his sons had any trouble they would always 
seek his council, though it be of courti^ip or love af- 
fairs, not as many boys who go to their mother with 
matrimonial subjects. 

Nature dealt with him kindly, everything seemed to 
work to his hands, was master of all around him. He 
was of a quiet disposition, always planning and studying, 
while others talked he was thinking. One of his son-in- 
laws used to say, ''Father Stone scratched his head many 
times when it did not itch." A statement of his own 
was, ''He had made a fortune minding his own business," 
a good example for all. Whatever he turned his hands 
to do he accomplished. His time and talent was divided 
between his family and his ministry. His main point 
was gradual gain or growth of everything around him. 
He began life a poor boy but through industry, economy, 
and safe dealing he became a wealthy land and slave 
owner. Everything grew around him with no failures. 

His wife, if results are any criterion, was a financier 
from the way everything flourished in her husband's ab- 
sence. She was a woman of great firmness of character, 
but kind with all, earnest, industrious, and well adapted 
to the use of her smooth going husband. Their grand- 
diildren recall many of their sayings, especially do they 
remember when they spoke of their courtship, as she 
sat smiling over her glasses at him and assuming some 
of her girlish modesty. For it was here where the house 
stood, the hallowed spot, that was once a play ground in 
their school days where they as young lovers played with 
ball and bat, jumped the rope, swung the grape vine 
in their dear oldtime way, and as he would often say, 
"What a jolly Irish girl she was." It was pioneer days 

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in old Virginia then, and the old school house was con- 
verted into negro quarters in after life when slaves grew 
up to them in large numbers and became an essential 
part of their wealth. The store room was filled with 
cloth from top to bottom, linens, jeans, linsey, blankets, 
coverlets, cloth of every kind made by their servants, and 
oh! the great surplus! The dairy with cheese, butter, 
milk for use and for sale, any amount with always some- 
thing to sell and a market for everything; the greatest 
variety of dried fruits in abundance, and the flocks of 
ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens, were not frequently 
found elsewhere and too sheep, calves, and pigs. Such a 
financier was dear old Grandma Stone. 

What a happy reunion of the grand children every few 
months and how they anticipated these little socials given 
them and how nicely they were served through the direc- 
tion of Grandma and Aunt Enmia Stone. The^ good 
things cooked, cakes, oldtime puddings, apples, candies, 
everything that was good to eat was placed before them. 
Ah! happy childhood, memory points back to that day 
of youthful enjoyment when the Stone Homestead was con- 
verted into a pleasure resort for the grandchildren. They 
were days the memory of which will never be blotted out 
in this mortal sphere. Ofttimes when ladened with care 
these thoughts loom up in all their vividness and those 
golden days are lived anew. The writer was made master 
of the plays with the little cousins and lead in all their 
sports and glees, but sad when he thinks how few are left 
to tell the story of seventy years ago. 

When James Hoskin Stone made his will, the at- 
torney asked him how he accumulated so much property, 
when he turned to his wife and said, "She made it" 
There is no doubt but they were united in the struggle. 
In union there is strength. In this it redounded in a 
great accumulation of everything for the comfort of life. 
It was she who conducted the home work. Booker, the 
huge black man, the weaver, was kept busy making cloth 
of all kinds through her direction; the dairy was over- 
looked by her inspective eye; the fowls were cared for 

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by her suggestion; the calves and lambs were lotted off 
in best location; the cooks came to her for the menu 
for both black and white; the little negroes donned their 
aprons and came to "Missus" for their portion of cotton 
to seed. This old, grand lady with her cane in hand, 
looking over her glasses, gave an impetus for all around 
her. It was James Hoskin Stone who found employment 
for the hands on the outside. Tobacco culture was the 
main staple and that was business throughout the season. 
The farming and his ministry kept him busy. They were 
a united and happy couple. Few families were like 
them, few prospered as they did. After his death in 
her dotage, the proceeds were handed her, the income 
was very numerous and bundles of money were found 
pinned up in the window curtains, cushions, and other 
places where she had forgotten she had placed them. 

To Rev. James Hoskin Stone and Elizabeth Fitz- 
gerald Stone were given 

Children : 

1 Edmund Stone; born 8 January, 1805. died 20 October, 

2 Mildred Stone; born 21 January, 1809, died 12 August, 

3 Mary Eliza Stone; born 11 November, 1810, died 30 
December, 1849, married Armistead Shelton Nowlin 
(See Nowlin-Stone). 

4 John T. Stone; born 10 October 1812, died August, 1862. 

5 James F. Stone; born 26 October, 1814, died 23 Febru- 
ary, 1854. 

6 Catherine W. Stone; born 12 September, 1816, died 29 
August, 1849. 

7 Bathilda C. Stone; born 6 December, 1818, died 16 
June, 1837. 

8 Susannah Stone; born 18 May, 1820, died 5 May, 1855. 

9 Emily W. Stone; born 23 August. 1823, died 16 August, 

10 Samuel Marion Stone; born 10 February, 1825, died 1881. 

11 Tobitha E. K. Stone; born 14 April, 1828, died August, 

This loyal family, stamped with the courtesy of 
pioneer days, have taken their respective place behind 

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the veil long since. They played their part honorably 
on the stage of life, were educated in the best schools 
in their day, and classed among the first, wealthiest, 
and most aristocratic families of Virginia, observing the 
rules of etiquette and good manners with due modesty to 
which early timers seemed heir; a real tSHPical Southern 
social family with much of that Irish nobility that be- 
speaks strength of character and thought. The broth- 
ers with that sparkling Irish wit entertained at home 
and abroad with success. The younger brother, more 
grave and serious, withal was ever ready to aid his 
sisters who sought the best of company for social en- 
tertainment. Ah! the memory of these are sweet re- 
minders of that which used to be in the century that 
has passed out. 

In reviewing this well favored family, who grew up 
as a Christian band of brothers and sisters of the highest 
type and entered into the marriage relations at an early 
date, and have left their representatives to farther on 
their exemplary lives who have been time honored early 
Virginia ancestors, we venerate each in his calling. Not 
every home was so graciously provided with morality and 
piety that tends to elevation as was this. Few have a 
prouder lineage than they and none care less for this 
right. But like the tide that ebbs and flows, today ^e 
are entertained with music and poetry of our young 
people, the happy home circle, the interest of all the 
same, tomorrow remains their impress on glowing pages 
of their biographical account shining in vivid outlines 
their character and achievements. 

In this family was a blend of Irish nobility, English 
arrogance and pride, and Danish reverential piety. The 
trio woven into one completes the strength of a well 
rounded family whose ambition, social pride, and filial 
S3mipathy gives them a finish of an illustrious life of 
human encounter with an impress of exceedingly fruit- 
ful remembrances. It is in this family we connect the 
American Fitzgerald with "Little Benjamin," the be- 
loved of the Lord, the youngest of Jacob and Rachel, 

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"the man of the risfht hand/' The Normans are. direct 
descendants or children of Benjamin, who are distin- 
sruished for bravery and were called "mighty men of 
valor." Paul, the great apostle, valued himself more on 
account of his pure descent from the tribe of Benjamin, 
and all the twelve apostles were Benjaminites. Through 
the Normans' intermarriage with the Geraldines came 
the prefix "Fitz." Hence the Fitgerald's pure descent 
of Benjamin through the Normans by right of lineage. 
There is recognized in this inheritance of the Fitz of 
today that nobility of character for which they were 
distinguished anciently and which speaks sublimity. After 
his return from captivity Benjamin settled in Gallilee 
where "Jesus loved so much to be." 

"O, Gallilee, sweet Gallilee, 
Come sing thy songs again to me." 

and among the Gallileans were many of the children of 
beloved Benjamin. 

On the paternal side the Stones are of English 
and Danish extraction from the shipbuilding Dan, equally 
as brave, but more mechanical type, the father of Den- 
mark, all of Israel, or, Jacob and Rachel, the blend 
"Hebrew of Hebrew." 

In this family is seen a picture of all that bespeaks 
of noble magnitude coupled with that courteous refine- 
ment, culture, and piety that demands peace of soul, 
"Well done thou good and faithful." As we live so 
we part, the memory of which will never fade away 
but grow in brightness until called to a higher sphere. 

"When under fond and sheltering wings. 

We knew but love's caress — 
What sacred bliss these memories bring — 
Parental tenderness." 

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1 ® Edmund Stone (® James Hoskin, ®John, 
® Joshua, ©William, ®Col. John, and ©George), whose 
mother was Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, bom 8 January, 
1805, married Nancy Chapman Dickerson, 1 February, 
1827. She was bom 14 October, 1809. He became a 
wealthy planter in Virginia. He died 1840, she died 

To Edmund and Nancy Chapman Dickerson Stone 
were bom 
Children : 

I Elizabeth Wade Stone; born 29 November, 1827. 

II Mary Ann Stone; born 19 March, 1829. 

III Elvira Henry Stone; born 17 July, 1830. 

IV James Crispen Stone; born 8 February, 1832. 
V Nancy Catherine Stone; born 29 June, 1833. 

VI Clack Stone; born 3 December, 1834. 

VII William Dickerson Stone; born 12 September, 1836. 

VIII Dolly Page Finney Stone; born 25 April, 1838.. 

IX Sarah Edmund Stone; born 20 January, 1840. 

Stone - Edwards. 

I Elizabeth Wade Stone, daughter of Edmund Stone 
and Nancy Chapman Dickerson Stone, of Pittsylvania Ck)., 
Va., married Daniel C. Edwards and had one 


i Mary Eliza Edwards, married a Wheeler, has three chil- 
dren, and lives in Texas. 

Stone - Smith. 

II Mary Ann Stone, daughter of Edmund and Nanoy 
C. Dickerson Stone, married Samuel Southerland Smith 
24 October, 1844. He died 17 December, 1872, she 
died 7 May, 1903. 

To this marriage 
Children : 

i Fannie Hope Smith; born 25 November, 1845, married 
Thomas B. Mitchell, 2 November, 1896. 

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ii Edward Stone Smith; born 24 March, 1849, married Ella 

Hubbard 2 September, 1880. 
iii Nancy Elizabeth Smith; born 3 November, 1851, married 

James Thomas Goggins, 20 December, 1877. 
iv William Benjamin Smith; born 5 March, 1854,married 

Fannie McHeimer 8 November, 1906. 
V Clack Smith; born 6 August, 1856, never married, died 27 

December, 1905. 
vi Samuel Crispen Smith; bom 1 March, 1859, married Dora 

McHeimer 14 April, 189a 
vii James Philomon Smith; born 24 April, 1861, married Kate 

E. Ziegler 16 December, 1891. 

viii Mary Ann R. Smith; born 21 March, 1864, married Wil- 
liam L. Hopkins 4 June, 1895, died 21 January, 1902. 
ix Alma Wade Smith; born 17 March, 1867, married William 

F. L. Powell 8 December, 1898. 

X Tippie Sue Smith; born 31 August, 1870, married William 
H. Booth 15 November, 1898. 

Smith - Hubbard. 

ii Edward Stone Smith, son of Mary Ann Stone and 
Samuel S, Smith, married Ella Hubbard in 1880. Their 
Children : 

1 Mary Blanche Smith; born April, 1881. 

2 William Walker Smith; bom 1 October. 1882. 

3 Mamie Sue Smith; born November, 1885. 

4 Stone Smith; born 1887. 

5 Olivia Ella Smith; born 17 March, 1889, died 19 March, 

6 Allen Smith; born 1891. 

7 Rufus Smith; bom 1894. 

8 Annie Smith; born 1897. 

9 Kathleen Smith; born December, 1902, died June, 1903. 

Smith - Goggins. 

iii Nancy Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Mary Ann 
Stone and Samuel Southerland Smith, married James 
Thomas Goggins, 29 December, 1877. They have 
Children : 

1 Samuel Moorman Goggins; born 29 March, 1880, mar- 
ried 14 December, 1905. 

2 Elisha Clark Goggins; born 23 March, 1882. 

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3 Hellen Smith Goggins; born 4 June, 1885. 

4 James Leonard Goggins; born 16 July, 1887, died 24 
December, 1899. 

5 Benjamin Page Goggins; born 29 March, 1889. 

6 Harry Goggins; born 1 November, 1892. 

7 Mary Goggins; born January, 1895. 

Smith - McHeimer. 

iv William Benjamin, son of Mary Ann Stone and 
Samuel S. Smith, married Fannie McHeimer, 8 Novem- 
ber, 1906. 

1 Lorene Smith; bom October, 1907. 

Smith - McHeimer. 

vi Samuel Crispen Smith married Dora McHeimer 
14 April, 1898. 

1 Mary Christina Smith; born 1900. 

2 William Crispen Smith; born 1902. 

Smith - Zeigler. 

vii James Philomon Smith, son of Mary Ann Stone 
and Samuel S. Smith, married ICate E. Zeigler 16 December, 

1 Mary Ann Smith; born 1897. 

2 Randolph Smith; born 1899. 

Smith - Hopkins. 

viii Mary Ann R. Smith, daughter of Mary Ann 
Stone Smith and Samuel S. Smith, married William 
L. Hopkins 4 June, 1895. She died 21 January, 1902. 

1 Clack Crispen Hopkins; born November, 1896. 

2 Alma Hopkins; born 1897. 

3 Annie Hopkins; born 1899. 

4 Lawson Muse Hopkins; born December, 1901. 

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Smith - Powell. 

ix Alma Wade Smith, daughter of Mary Ann Stone 
Smith and Samuel S. Smith, married William F. L. 
Powell 8 December, 1898. 

1 Revan Smith Powell; born July, 1902. 

2 Ruby Dougless Powell; born 31 October, 1904. 
Two older children died. 

Smith - Booth. 

X Tippie Sue Smith, daughter of Mary Ann Stone 
Smith and Samuel S. Smith, married William H. Booth 
15 November, 1898. 


1 Henry Booth; born November, 1905. 
Two others dead. 

Stone - Berger. 

Ill Elvira Henry Stone, daughter of Edmund Stone 
and Nanqy Chapman Dickerson Stone, was bom 17 July, 
1830, married Thomas A. Berger in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 
15 October, 1846, and came to Montgomery Co., Mo., 
the same year and made it her home. She died 31 Jan- 
uary, 1903. He was bom 20 January, 1820, and died 
26 November, 1868. 

To Elvira H. Stone Berger and Thomas A. Berger 
were bom 

i William E. Berger; born IS September, 1847; died 14 

October, 1850. 
ii George Berger; born 22 January, 1849. 
iii Kate Berger; bom 29 January, 1852; died 30 May, 1896. 
iv James Berger; born 25 April, 1854; died 5 January, 1855. 
V Clack Stone Berger; bom 1 January, 1856. 
vi Thomas Stone Berger; born 22 December, 1858; died 25 

April, 1861. 
vii Samuel Berger; born 1 February, 1860. 
viii Mary Anna Berger; born 25 November, 1861. 
ix Buckie Berger; born 3 August, 1864; died 19 August, 1865. 

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X Roy Booker Bcrger; born 1 September, 1866. 
xi Elvira Thomas Berger; born 25 September, 1868. 

Berger - Chambers. 

iii ICate Berger, daughter of Elvira Henry Stone and 
Thomas A. Berger, was married to Thomas J. Chambers 
4 October, 1871 in Montgomery Co., Mo. Their 
Children : 

1 Lelia Chambers; born 21 October, 1872. 

2 Maud May Chambers; bom 6 October, 1874. 

3 Thomas R. Chambers; born 18 August, 1877. 

4 William P. Chambers; born 12 April, 1880. 

5 D. Stone Chambers; bom 7 March, 1883. 

6 Clack Chambers; bom 26 March, 1886; died 29 March, 

7 Mollie Berger Chambers; born 31 December, 1887. 

Chambers - Morris. 

1 Lelia Chambers, daughter of Kate Berger and 
Thomas J. Chambers, married Thomas E. Morris 24 De- 
cember, 1894, in Montgomery City, Mo. Their 
Children : 

I Batie Etolia Morris; born 17 October, 1895. 

II Roy Gilbert Morris; born 30 October, 1897. 

III James Ewell Morris; born 16 February, 1900. 

IV Thelma Lelia Morris; born 10 January, 1902. 
V Olin Edward Morris; born 9 February, 1904. 

VI Lelia Maud Morris; born 10 December, 1907. 
VII Katie Louise Morris; born 16 February, 1910. 

Chambers - Skinner. 

2 Maud May Chambers, second daughter of Kate 
Berger Chambers and Thomas J. Chambers, married 
Bernard P. Skinner 18 December, 1895, in Elisberry, 
Lincoln Co., Mo. 

Children : 

I Ada Lowel Skinner; born 18 September, 18%. 
II Edgar Simeon Skinner; born 25 December, 1897. 

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Chambers - Dix. 

3 Thomas R. Chambers, son of Kate Berger Cham- 
bers and Thomas J. Chambers, was married to Nettie 
May Dix 14 January, 1903, in Montgomery Co., Mo. 

I Lucy Catherine Chambers; bom 28 May, 1906. 

Berger - Thompson. 

V Clack Stone Berger, son of Elvira Henry Stone and 
Thomas A. Berger, and Sarah R. Thompson were mar- 
ried 15 October, 1879, in Montgomery Co., Mo. 


1 Sarah Elvira Berger; born 8 September, 1880. 

2 Thomas Allen Berger; bom 22 July, 1882. 

3 Eolian 3aird Berger; born 21 April, 1885. 

4 Judith Anne Berger; born 12 November, 1887. 

5 Robert Thompson Berger; born 10 June, 1890. 

6 Annie Elizabeth Berger; 17 October, 1896; died 17 July, 

Berger - White. 

vii Samuel Berger, son of Elvira Henry and Thomas 
A. Berger, and Effie D. White were married December 
1883, in Montgomery Co., Mo. 

Children : 

1 Virginia Elvira Berger; born 27 September, 1884. 

2 Roy M. Berger; born 30 January, 1886. 

3 Kate May Berger; born 30 April, 1887; died 18 February, 

4 Morgan White Berger; born 27 January, 1889. 

5 Thomas Allen Berger; born 1 February, 1890. 

6 Mable Berger; born 13 October, 1891. 

7 William Leslie Berger; born 12 March, 1893. 

8 Guy Berger; born 27 January, 1896; died 16 March, 1897. 

9 Samuel Berger; born 19 September, 1900. 
10 John Stone Berger; born 16 March, 1905. 

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Berger -Tucker. 

1 Virginia Elvira Berger, daughter of Samuel and 
Effie D. White Berger, married Artie P. Tucker in 
Montgomery, Mo. 

i Bucll Fountain Tucker; born 9 April, 1910. 

Berger - Hendrix. 

4 Morgan White Berger, son of Samuel Berger 
and Effie D. White Berger, married Mary Elizabeth 
Hendrix 12 June, 1909, in Montgomery Co., Mo. 

Berger - Davidson. 

viii Mary Anna Berger, daughter of Elvira Henry 
Stone and Thomas A. Berger, and F. S. Davidson were 
married 24 November, 1886, in Montgomery Co., Mo. 

1 Olin Ray Davidson; born 7 September, 1887; died 11 
July, 1896. 

2 Bessie J. Dell Davidson; born 23 October; 1889. 

3 Helen Hazel Davidson; born 18 Aus^ust, 1899. 

Berger - Emerson. 

X Roy Booker Berger, son of Elvira Henry Stone 
Berger and Thomas A. Berger, and Emma N. Emerson 
were married in Montgomery Co., Mo., 4 July, 1893. 
Children : 

1 Henry Stone Berger; born 29 August, 1894. 

2 Jewel Ellen Berger; born 9 September, 1898. 

3 Reba Vernice Berger; born 4 July, 1902. | . 

4 Ruport Verner Berger; bom 4 July, 1902. j ^^"« 

Berger - Martin. 

xi Elvira Thomas Berger, youngest child of Elvira 
Henry Stone Berger and Thomas A. Berger, married 
Premus O. Martin of Illinois 6 August, 1892, in Pike Co., 

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1 Hazel Maud Martin; born 5 July, 1893. 

The above are the descendants of Elvira Henry Stone 
Berger and Thomas A. Berger. She was a lovely Chris- 
tian character, full of faith and energy, was loved by 
aU who know her, and was especially kind to the sick, 
and made herself useful along the line of nursing. 

Thomas A. Berger was a son of George Berger, a 
nephew of Jacob and Catherine Nowlin Berger on the 
Nowlin line. His mother was a Boatwright At his 
death he owned a large acreage of land, over five hundred 
acres, was a successful planter, also stock dealer. They 
reared a large and intelligent family of children and th^y 
filled their mission below as Christians. 

Stone - Edmunds. 

IV James Crispen Stone, son of Edmund Stone and 
Nanqy Chapman Dickerson Stone, married Fannie Ed- 
munds of Pittsylvania Co., Va., 1856. They have seven 
children, four dead, two live at Pinhook and Mrs. Ben- 
nett lives at Sandy Level, Va. 

Stone - Goggins. 

V Nancy Catherine Stone, daughter of Edmund 
Stone and Nanqy Chapman Dickerson Stone, married 
Pleasant M. Goggins of Bedford Co., Va., 17 January, 1860. 
Th^ had seven children ; a son and daughter live in west- 
em Pittsylvania Co., Va.; all the others are dead. 

Stone - Barrow. 

VI ® Clack Stone (d) Edmund, (» James H., ®John, 
<i) Joshua, ©William, (DCol. John, cDGeorge), whose mother 
was Nanqy Chapman Dickerson Stone, was bom 3 Decem- 
ber, 1834, and was married to Sallie Cassie Barrow Jan- 
uary, 1869. She was bom 6 September, 1849. 

Clack and Sallie Cassie Barrow Stone were blessed 

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i Alvah Stone; born 3 December, 1869. 
ii Orrin Watkins Stone; born 24 August, 1872; married 

Martha S. Borgher of St. Louis, 12 November, 1907. 
iii Nannie Dickerson Stone; born 13 May, 1875. 
iv Edmund Crispen Stone; born 7 June, 1877. 
V Harry Benjamin Stone; born 2 February, 1879. 
vi Mary Susan Stone; born 25 March, 1881. 
▼ii Thomas William Stone; born 20 November, 1885; died 30 

March, 1886. 
viii Anna Page Stone; bom 19 January, 1886; married Richard 
Allen Jones, 17 June, 1907. 

SUme - Norton. 

i (DDr. Alvah Stone ((DClack, (D Edmund, ® James 
H., <DJohn, ® Joshua, ©William, cDCol. John, ©George), 
eldest son of Clack and Sallie Cassie Barrow Stone, was 
bom 3 December, 1869, married Martha Norton 6 June, 

From the union of Alvah and Martha Norton Stone 
are three 

Children : 

1 Henry Norton Stone; born 24 March, 1901. 

2 Martha Page Stone; born 30 May, 1904. 

3 Ruth Stone; born 3 December, 1908. 

i Dr. Alvah Stone is a leading physician of Roanoke, 
Va. He furnished the record of his family, also that of 
his father. Clack Stone. He is an all-round citizen, doing 
much for the good of others, and is much loved and 
respected by kindred and friends. 

Stone - Tyree. 

iii Nannie Dickerson Stone, daughter of Clack and 
Sallie Cassie B. Stone, married Edward Taylor Tjrree 23 
November, 1898. 
Children : 

1 Edward T. Tyree; born 19 August, 1899. 

2 Alvah Lee Tyree. 

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Stone - Early. 

iv Edmund Crispen Stone, son of Clack and Sallie 
Cassie B. Stone, was married to Blanche Early 28 June, 
1904. From this union 


1 Alice Barrow Stone; born 4 February, 1906. 

2 Nannie Early Stone; born 7 December, 1908. 

Stone - Kearfott. 

V Dr. Harry Benjamin Stone, son of Clack and Sallie 
Cassie B. Stone, married Mary Lou Kearfott 19 May, 
1908. They live at Martinsville, Va. 


1 Harry Benjamin Stone, Jr.; born 14 March, 1909. 

Stone - Parker. 

VII <D William Dickerson Stone, ((D Edmund, ® James 
H,. ®John, (D Joshua, ® William, cdCoI. John, cDGeorge), 
whose mother was Nancy Chapman Dickerson Stone, was a 
man of great talent, a noble and patriotic citizen and 
friend; a devout Christian, ever at his post of duty, 
was one to whom his friends looked for leadership and 
council in everyday life. He was a soldier of the Sixth 
Virginia Cavalry, brave and courageous. At the close 
of the Civil War was captain of his company. 

After the war he moved to Penhook, Va., died 1 Octo- 
ber, 1908, at Rocky Mount, Va. He was bom 12 Septem- 
ber, 1836, and married Mary Rosabell Parker 7 Novem- 
ber, 1867. She was bom 27 April, 1848. 

From this union were 
Children : 

i William Parker Stone; born 14 August, 1870; graduated 
from Medical College of Baltimore and practiced 5 years 
and died, 
ii Bettie Chapman Stone; born 4 April, 1872. 
iii Sallie Kate Stone; born 30 March, 1875. 
iv James Gordon Stone; born 29 November, 1877. 
V Mary Dickerson Stone; born 26 July, 1880. 
vi David Edmund Stone; born 6 August, 1883. 
vii Crispen Clack Stone; born 23 January, 1886. 

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Stone 'Giles. 

ii Bettie Chapman Stone married Dr. George O. Giles 
22 April, 1902, and located at Penhook, Va. They 
have no children. 

Stone - Frye. 

iv James Gordon Stone married Georgie Catherine 
Frye 81 December, 1904, located at Norton, Va. They 
have two 

1 William Gordon Stone; born 1905. 

2 James Frye Stone; born 1908. 

Stone - Keen. 

VIII Dolly Page Finney Stone, daughter of Edmund 
Stone and Nanqy Chapman Dickerson Stone, married 
John Keen in Franklin Co., Va., 1857. They had five 
children, all lived to be grown, two living now. Dr. Ed- 
mund Keen in Franklin Co., Va., and a daughter at 
Rocky Mount, Va. 

Stone - Hancock. 

IX Sarah Edmund Stone, youngest child of Edmund 
Stone and Nanqy Chapman Dickerson, married Robert 
Hancock 10 February, 1859. Th^r have ten children, one 
son and nine daughters; the son. Dr. W. E. Hancock, 
died soon after his marriage; one daughter married B. R. 
Powell and lives at Elba, Va., Ethel D. Hancock is teach- 
ing; Mrs. Frazier lives at Alta Vista, Va.; Page Han- 
cock is a stenographer for a large lumber Company. Sarah 
Edmund Stone is seventy-six years of age and now resides 
near Union Hall, Va. 

Nancy Chapman Dickerson Stone, wife of Edmund 
Stone, married the second time to William F. Goad 25 
November, 1851. 

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I Susan Goad; married James Henry Dudley. He is dead; 
had one son married and has 

1 Mary Belle Goad. 

2 Lucile Dudley Goad. 
II Daughter, married and died. 

The above families are the children and grandchil- 
dren of Edmund and Nancy Chapman Dickerson Stone. 
Edmund Stone was a man of integrity of heart and a 
kind father and husband, and one who was pointed to 
as a leader in all that was good and useful, serving his 
conmiunity to the best of his ability; highly honorable 
in his dealing with his fellowmen. His posterity esteem 
him with pride, feeling he has left them a grand legacy 
and an honorable name. He was a large land and slave 
oMrner before the War. 


2 Mildred Stone, daughter of James Hoskin Stone 
and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, married John Cobbs of 
Halifax Co., Va., about 1829, was bom 21 January, 1809, 
and died 12 August, 1863. He died 1882. They 
located soon after marriage on Dan River in Halifax Co., 
Va., where they made a start in life and reared a large 

To Mildred Stone Cobbs and John Cobbs were added 
Children : 

I James Stone Cobbs; born 1831; married Annie Wilson 
of N. C, 1867; she died 1886; he died 1892; no children. 
II John Fitzgerald Cobbs; born 1833; married Mary Flour- 
noy 18S6. 

III Elizabeth P. Cobbs; born 1835; died 1895; single. 

IV William W. Cobbs; born 1837; married Lou B. Flournoy. 

V Thomas Edward Cobbs; born 1839; married Alice Beale 
of Orange County, Va., 19 January, 1864. 

VI Sallie McCoy Cobbs; born 1841; died 1852. 

VII Samuel P. Cobbs; born 1843; married Bettie Worsham 
of Halifax County, Va.; no children. 

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VIII Emma Catherine Cobbs; born 1844; married Armistead 
A. Moore of Halifax County, Va.; died 1903; no children. 
IX Eliza Cobbs; born 1845; died 1853. 

X Mary Blanche Cobbs; bom 1846; married William S. 
Organ, Bedford County, Va., where she lives and has six 

Cobbs - FUmmay. 

n John Fitzgerald Cobbs, son of Mildred Stone 
and John Cobbs, was married to Mary Floumoy of Hali- 
fax Co., Va., in 1866. She died 1875, and he died 1902. 
Children : 

i Mildred Ann Cobbs; lives in Danville, Va.; single, 
ii Stanhope Floumoy Cobbs; married Lottie James of Rich- 
mond, Va.; now resides in N. Y. 
iii Sue B. Cobbs; married Judge Landon Floumoy of Mor- 

ganfield, Ky.; has five children, 
iv James S.. Cobbs, Jr.; died single. 

Cobbs - Floumoy. 

IV William W. Cobbs, son of Mildred Stone and 
John Cobbs, married Lou B. Floumoy of Halifax Co., Va. 
He served as TJ. S. Consul at Colon, South America, in 
1900, when was stricken with yellow fever, but recovered 
sufficiently to reach his home in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 
where he died in a few days after his arrival. His wife 
died a few years before his death. 

William W. and Lou B. F. Cobbs reared a large family. 
Children : 

i Mary L. Cobbs. 
ii William C. Cobbs. 
iii Mildred Anne Stone Cobbs; married T. M. Broadus; he 

iv Louisa F. Cobbs; married John J. Pritchett of Pittsyl- 
vania County, Va. 


1 Nannie Cecil Pritchett. 

2 Buena Henry Pritchett. 

3 Elizabeth P. Pritchett. 

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V Thomas F. Cobbs, married Mabel Osborn of Frankfort, 

now resides in Shanghai, China, 
vi John J. Cobbs, married Helen Chapman of Roanoke, Va., 

now resides in Levenworth, Wash, 
vii Walter H. M. D. Cobbs is now located in Shenandoah 

Co., Va. 
viii Emma C. Cobbs, died 1903, single. 
ix Susan A. Cobbs, married Ed. Turner of Amherst Co., Va., 

died without children. 
X William Cabel Cobbs, married Ella Weizel of Oklahoma, 
resides in Pittsylvania Co., Va., has five children. 

Cobbs - BecUe. 

V Thomas Edward Cobbs, son of Mildred Stone 
Cobbs and John Cobbs, bom 1839, married Alice Beale of 
Orange Co., Va., January 19, 1864, in Richmond, Va. She 
died 1876 and he married again in 1880 to Virginia R. 
Scruggs of Bedford Co., Va. They now reside in Martin- 
ville, Va. 

Thomas Edward and Virginia R. S. Cobbs have one 

i Virginia R. Cobbs. 

Thomas Edward Cobbs served in the Confederate 
Army. At its outbreak he was teaching to aid his finance 
prior to attending medical college. He was frail and 
delicate of body and it was against advice of friends and 
physicians that he shouldered his musket and entered 
the Confederate Army as Orderly Sergeant in Company 
"E'' 59th Infantry Regiment of Virginia. He was first 
sent to Roanoke Island in Albamarle Sound in early 
1862; served along the Atlantic coast from Norfolk, Va., 
to Florida; was in the entire seige of Richmond and 
Petersburg, and surrendered at Appomattox Court House 
with General R. E. Lee. While commanding a skirmisb 
line he was shot in the right shoulder which impaired 
the use of his right hand for delicate operations during 
his subsequent life. 

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He had fallen in love with a girl from Orange 
Co., whom he met at college in Richmond, Va., just 
prior to the outbreak of hostilities. She and her father 
were twice carried to Washington as prisoners of war and 
kept closely confined and on return from prison moved 
what was left to them of their possessions to Albamarle 
County. Under these conditions he was impelled by an 
earnest desire to aid his loved one, and, allliough under 
military rule, he secured a twenty day furlough and his 
hopes were consummated in their union January 19, 1864, 
in Richmond, Va. He again joined his command at 
Charleston, S. C, and she returned to her father with 
whom she remained during the remainder of the war. 

His brothers, James Stone Cobbs and Samuel P. 
Cobbs, also served in the Civil War and surrendered 
with him at Appomattox; John Fitzgerald Cobbs and 
William W. Cobbs entered a portion of the time. All were 
true to the principles of Southern rights and are ac- 
cepted as valiant and brave veterans of the grand cause 
of Southern democracy. 


4 ©John T. Stone (<!) James H., <DJohn, ® Joshua, 
©William, ®Col. John, CDGeorge), whose mother was 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., 
Va., 26 October, 1814, and married Elizabeth Fitzgerald 
in 1885 of the same county. He was a teacher of merit, 
far ahead of his day; owned a farm and slaves to work it. 
He with his two sons were in the Civil War, all of whom 
sickened and died on the peninsula in Virginia. 

To John T. and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone were 

Children : 

I Edmund Fitzgerald Stone; born 1836, married Marion 

Laura Wood, born 1835. 
II Mary C. Stone; born 1838, married David R. Snow, 1862. 
died in 1871, leaving three children, two boys, one girl. 
Ill James M. Stone; born 1840, died 1862, in war, single. 

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IV John M. Stone; born 1842, died 1862, in war, single. 
V Martha B. Stone; born 1844, married Louis Nunnelee, 

VI Tertia Stone; bom 1846, married Dr. Thomas Haley, 
1870, had three children, son and two daughters, all 
VII Samuel R. Stone; born 1852, married Elizabeth W. Hub- 
bard, 1876, second to Ella R. Smith, 1893, has five 
VIII Sallie C. Stone; born 1854, married James W. Gregory, 
1874, has two children, son and daughter. 
IX Emma W. Stone; born 1856, married Rawley T. Hubbard, 
has four children, one daughter and three sons. 
X Lizzie M. Stone; born 1858. 

One of John T. Stone's greatest pleasures in life was 
hunting. In the faU season when the persimmons were 
ripe, he was never too busy on the farm for an opossum 
hunt or to miss an exciting fox chase with the hounds, 
and his great hobby was the wild turkey. 

Stone - Snow. 

II Mary C. Stone, second child of John T. Stone and 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, married David R. Snow 
and had three 
Children : 

i Catherine Snow; married an Adams of Huntington, W. 

ii David R. Snow of Danville, Va. 

Daughter, name unascertained. 

Stone - Nunnelee. 

V Martha B. Stone married Louis Nunnelee in 1869. 
Children : 

i James S. Nunnelee; Wilson, N. C. 
ii Lizzie L. Nunnelee; Axton, Va. 

Stone - Haley. 

VI Tertia Stone married Dr. Thomas Haley. 
Children : 

i Maggie W. Haley; born 12 January, 1872. 
ii Robley D. Haley; born 13 April, 1874. 
iii Lizzie C. Haley; born 15 February, 1876. 

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Stone - Htibbard. 

VII Samuel R. Stone, son of John T. and Elizabeth 
F. Stone, married first Elizabeth W. Hubbard; second, 
Ella R. Smith in 1893 by whom he has five children. 


i Elizabeth Homes Stone; born 28 September, 1894, 
graduated 1913, at Randolf Macon. 

ii James K, Stone; born 26 March, 1896, good student 

iii Frederick M. Stone; born 3 December, 1897, good stu- 

iv Laura Reese Stone; born 19 July, 1900, educated at Pel- 
lam, N. C. 

V Samuel R. Stone; born 24 April* 1904, educated at Ricc- 
ville, N. C. 

Samuel R. Stone is a Virginia planter, doing well, 
and is very much interested in the education of his chil- 
dren, preparing them for future usefulness. He is com- 
fortably situated, as are most Virginians who live near 
the soil. 

Stone - Gregory. 

VIII Sallie C. Stone, dau^ter of John T. Stone 
and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, bom in Pittsylvania Ck>., 
Va., 22 February, 1854, attended the county schools until 
fourteen years of age when she went to Thomasville 
Female College, N. C, two years, then to Roanoke Female 
College, Danville, Va., for two years. 

She married James W. Gregory 10 February, 1874 
and they have 
Children : 

i Mary Lizzie Gregory; born 9 December, 1876 
ii Samuel Stone Gregory; born 19 October, 1879, educated 
at Bedford City, is a merchant and farmer of Pittsyl- 
vania Co., Va., unmarried. 

Gregory - Fitzgerald. 

i Mary Lizzie Gregory graduated from Roanoke 
Female College, Danville, Va., June, 1895. She married 
James W. Fitzgerald 5 December, 1906. 

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They are blest with 

1 James William Fitzgerald; born 25 October, 1907. 

2 Robert Gregory Fitzgerald; bom 10 February, 1910. 

3 Elizabeth Stone Fitzgerald; born 9 March, 1913. 

Hon. James W. Gregory entered the Civil War at an 
early age and served until the surrender at Appomattox, 
.1865, since which time he filled many minor offices 
and served five times in the Virginia legislature. In all 
he was a superb exampler. He lived near the soil, loved 
his avocation and acquired a handsome income. He died 
12 March, 1912, a great loss to his family and the Bap- 
tist cause. At his death he was sixty-six years of age. 
He had been superintendent of Sunday School at Shockoe 
Church in Pittsylvania Co., Va. He bore through life 
a scar received while commanding at the battle of the 
Crater. He was true to the people who entrusted him 
with the law power of his state. He was kind as a 
neighbor, - faithful as a friend, a devoted husband, pa- 
triot, and father, beloved by all who knew him. He was 
buried with the honors, rites, and cer^nonies of his 
lodge. At the time he was taken ill he was repre- 
sentative from Pittsylvania Co. to the House of Dele- 
gates. His wife and son were with him during his last 

Sttme - Hubbard. 

IX Emma W. Stone, daughter of John T. Stone and 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, married Rawley T. Hubbard. 
Children : 

i Edmund F. Hubbard; born 7 August, 1889. 

ii Elizabeth Fleece Hubbard; born 25 June, 1891, married 

Albert B. Emerson, 
iii George Thompson Hubbard; born 15 February, 1895. 
iv Clack Stone Hubbard; born 24 November, 1897. 


5 (!) James Fitzgerald Stone (® James Hoskin, (DJohn, 
Joshua, (D William, (DCoI. John, ©George), was a wealthy 

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planter, owned a beautiful home on Dan River about 
two miles from Danville, Va., a good acreage of land 
with slaves. It was said of the two brothers, James F. 
and John T., that they possessed a great deal of Irish 
wit, so much so that they were invited out evenings at 
socials and weddings for many miles around to give the 
toasts. They were not remarkable for beauty of fea- 
tures, but reigned supremely in their family nobility and 
beauty of soul. No better, truer class is found thim the 
honest Stone blood. 

James F. Stone, on one occasion, was riding along 
in Arkansas, when a stranger accosted him saying, '"Mis- 
ter, I have a piece of property belonging to you." "O, 
no," said Uncle Jim, "I am a stranger, I have nothing 
here." "But," said the stranger, '"you are entitled to it. 
It was given me because I was supi>osed to be the homli- 
est man in the world, but you have won the prize," 
and handing him a pocket knife, which he took very good 
naturedly, with a twinkle in the eye and putting it in 
his pocket said, "I will give it to my brother, John." 

James F. Stone was bom 26 October, 1814, died 23 
February, 1854, married Rebecca Thompson about 1838. 
She was bom 26 November, 1822. There were given to 
James Fitzgerald Stone and Rebecca Thompson Stone 

Children : 

I George W. Stone; born 26 July, 1839, dead. 
II Jane Elizabeth Stone; born 19 August, 1841, married 
Vann B. Womack, died 1 August, 1892, he died 22 August, 

III Emma Thompson Stone; born IS December, 1844, mar- 
ried M. A. Stokes. 

IV Laura Augusta Stone; born 23 January, 1846, died 14 
February, 1869. 

V James Anderson Stone; born 27 October, 1848u 
VI John Fitzgerald Stone; born 29 December, 1850, died 
23 February, 1873. 
VII Thomas A. Stone; born 14 March, 1853, married Lizzie 
D. Spencer at Mocksville, N. C, had three children, 
all dead except Thomas A. Stone, he died 12 January, 

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I George W. Stone, first bom of James Fitzgerald 
Stone, came to Tennessee with Col. Armistead S. Nowlin. 
He entered school at Burritt College for one year, was 
associated with some of the wealthiest and best young 
people of the surrounding towns and cities. He after- 
wards taught at White Seminary near Sparta, Tenn., 
assisting the author of this volume very successfully and 
pleasantly. He returned to Virginia afterwards and later 
went to China and was killed in Hong Kong, China, mur- 
dered for money by Chinese burglars. 

Stone - Womack. 

n Jane Elizabeth Stone, daughter of James F. and 
Rebecca Thompson Stone, bom 19 August, 1841, married 
Vann B. Womack 8 March, 1860, died 1892. 

To this union of Jane Elizabeth Stone and Vann B. 
Womack were bom 
Children : 

i Nettie A. Womack; born 29 January, 1861, died 2 Jan- 
uary, 1863. 
ii Bertha Rebecca Womack; born 23 June, 1863, married 

John Dudley Gatewood. 
iii Susan Bruce Womack; born 7 November, 1868, married 

George N. Lewis, 
iv Gertie Mills Womack; born 29 October, 1871, married W. 

T. Daniels. 
V Annie Elizabeth Womack; born 26 July, 1875, married 

J. F. Daniels, 
vi Judge Cox Womack; born 2 April, 1877, married Blanche 

vii Olive Womack; born 21 October, 1882, married Charles 

L. Harrell. 

Womack - Gatewood. 

ii Bertha Rebecca Womack, daughter of Jane Eliza- 
beth Stone and Vann B. Womack, bom 23 June, 1863, 
married John Dudley Gatewood 18 January, 1885, at 
Pelham, N. C. 

Children : 

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1 James Alien Gatewood; born 4 May, 1886, completed 
High School and a course in Masse/s Business College 
in Richmond, Va. Is a planter by trade. 

2 Thomas Dudley Gatewood; bom 25 April, 1888, educated 
in Pelham High School and Cooks Commercial College, 
Danville, Va. Is an engineer in California. 

3 Mary Eula Gatewood; born 24 March, 1890. 

4 Yancy Gatewood; bom 28 August, 1893, in school, Com- 
mercial College in Danville, Va. 

5 Willard Badgette Gatewood; born 26 June, 1895. is 
styled "Nimrod" because of his exceeding fondness for 

6 Janie Ethel Gatewood; born 3 August, 1901, educated at 
Littleton Female College and is teaching at Leasburg, 
N. C. 

7 Elizabeth Sampson Gatewood; bom 14 January, 1903, 
died 14 November, 1905. 

8 Rebecca Wilson Gatewood; born 3 August, 1905. 

Goiewood - Foster. 

8 Mary Eula Gatewood, daughter of Bertha Re^ 
becca Womack and John Dudley Gatewood, married Hiram 
Basley Foster of Yancyville, N. C, 12 February, 1911, at 
Pelham. Bom to them one 

I Elizabeth Jefferson Foster; born 2 December, 1912. 

Mary Eula Gatewood was educated at Littleton Fe- 
male College and taught two years before her marriage. 

ii The home of Bertha Rebecca Stone Womack and 
John D. Gatewood is situated in a beautiful grove of mam- 
moth oaks. The farm contains three hundred thirty acres 
located in the Piedmont section. North Carolina, near 
the Southern Railroad. The dwelling is a spacious old 
colonial home, painted white and trimmed in stone, a 
calm retreat for the weary and lone traveler, a home 
conducted by a liberal, social Southern, well-to-do planter 
whose hospitality extends to all alike, the stranger as well 
as the neighbor. John D. Gatewood is a business man and 
a planter; his main crop is tobacco and he is considered 
the best in that line in his section of country. 

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Womack - Lewis. 

iii Susan Bruce Womack, daughter of Jane Eliza- 
beth Stone and Vann B. Womack, was bom 7 November, 
1868, near Danville, Va. Her parents moved across the 
line into Caswell Co., N. C, where she was brought up and 
married George N. Lewis 20 November, 1889, and lived 
in Virginia until 1892, then they moved to Decatur 
Co., Ga. 

Mrs. George N. Lewis is a typical Southern woman, 
with a cultivated warm heart that goes out to all alike 
and views life's changing phases with a kind and forgiving 
spirit. She possesses that entertaining, social intellect 
which was proverbial in the early days in Virginia. 

"We bow in reverence to a cultivated mind, 
^e yearn for beauty, art, and wondrous lore. 
We emulate the modest and refined. 
And still we feel her good, kind heart is more." 

George N. Lewis was bom in Greenville, Butler Co., 
Ala., 11 November, 1864, where he lived fifteen years. 
He moved with his parents to Danville, Va., at the age 
of twenty-five. He went into the tobacco business in 
Virginia in 1892, afterward went to Bambridge, Decatur 
Co., Ga., where some experimental work in tobacco was 
being done. He lived there ten years and was very 
successful. He was then employed by the American 
Tobacco Company in 1902 to go to Cuba where he 
spent five years. From there he was transferred to 
Porto Rico by the same company. His family spent part 
of their time there, but their home is in Atlanta, Ga., and 
his children are being educated in the States. 

Susan Bruce Womack Lewis and George N. Lewis 
were blessed with 
Children : 

1 Louise Lewis; born in Virginia 26 September, 1890. 

2 Marie Lewis; born in Caswell Co., Ga., 11 June, 1892. 

3 John B. Lewis; born in Bainbridge, Ga., 11 September^ 
1895, died 15 July, 1902. 

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4 Katherine Lewis; born Attapulgus, Ga., 16 February, 1896i 

5 Virginia Lewis; born Attapulgus, Ga., 22 January, 1900. 

6 Elizabeth Lewis; born Attapulgus, Ga., 11 September, 

Letots - Bravm. 

1 Louise Lewis, daughter and eldest child of Susan 
Bruce Womack Lewis and George N. Lewis, was mar- 
ried to Roland Brown of Bainbridge, Ga., 14 Novem- 
ber, 1911. They were married in Cayey, Porto Rico. 

They have one 

I Louise Brown; born 18 August, 1912, in Cayey, Porto 

Womack - Daniels. 

iv Gertie Mills Womack, daughter of Jane Eliza- 
beth Stone and Vann B. Womack, married William Thomas 
Daniels 9 December, 1891. He was bom in Pittsylvania 
Co., Va., lived in Halifax most all of his life; was edu- 
cated in Blacksburgh, Va. He was always a planter, 
owned a beautiful farm called Valley View one and 
one-half miles from Southern Railroad, their shipping 
point. He is a fine farmer and raises all kind of cattle 
and grain and hay and is doing well. 

Gertie M. W. Daniels is the mother of a large 
family, does all her house work, sewing, etc., besides 
the care of her family. This is something aside from 
the former day Virginia housewife who had so much 
help, but demonstrates what the Southern woman can 
do. She is truly a Christian woman. 

To Gertie M. Womack Daniels and William Thomas 
Daniels were added 
Children : 

1 Janie Sue Daniels; born 3 September, 1892, died 20 June, 

2 Joseph Lacy Daniels; born 8 November, 1893. 

3 Van Buren Womack Daniels; born 9 October, 1895. 

4 Anna Russell Daniels; born 23 January, 1897. 

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5 Nettie Stone Daniels; born 5 February, 1899, died 14 
November, 1910. 

6 William Leigh Daniels; born 17 October, 1900. 

7 Bertha Frances Daniels; born 1 September, 1902. 

8 Mamie Louis Daniels; born 15 November, 1904. 

9 Edward Thomas Daniels; born 20 February, 1907, died 
IS October, 1908. 

10 Virginia Caroline Daniels; born 2 May, 1909, died 16 
May, 1911. 

11 Olive Gertrude Daniels; born 26 September, 1911. 

Womack - Daniels. 

V AnAie Elizabeth Womack, daughter of Jane Eliza- 
beth Stone Womack, and Vann B. Womack, was married 
to James F. Daniels 28 February, 1900. He was bom 
and reared in Halifax Co., Va., was a farmer and was edu- 
cated in Danville, Va. He died 18 July, 1907. 
Children : 

1 Ernest Womack Daniels; born 11 November, 1901. 

2 Edgar Stokes Daniels; born 21 August, 1903. 

3 James Stone Daniels; born 20 August, 1906. 

V Annie Elizabeth Womack Daniels has been a widow 
about ten years and lives in the beautiful old colonial 
home of her grandfather on Dan River with her Uncle 
James Stone, who is one of nature's noblemen distin- 
guished for his nobility of soul and purposes. Her little 
boys are getting the best of attention from their uncle. 
She, with her husband during his life time, lived, near 
Roxborough, N. C, on a beautiful farm in prosperity. 

Womdck - Thomas. 

vi Judge Cox Womack, son of Jane Elizabeth Stone 
and Vann B. Womack, was bom in Caswell Co., N. C, 
2 April, 1877. After the death of his parents he was 
throMrn on his own resources at the age of thirteen. He 
commenced on the lower round and worked his way up. 
He early went into the family grocery business, but has 
been working for several years in a wholesale shoe house, 
vice-president and secretary of the company. 

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He married Miss Blanche Thomas 20 November, 1900, 
at Whittles, Va. She died 18 November, 1911. To them 
were bom 

Children : 

1 Louis Armistead Womack; born 21 August, 1901. 

2 Eieonora Womack; born 29 August, 1903. 

3 Edith Womack; born 3 September, 1905. 

4 Julian Carson Womack; born 20 July, 1907. 

5 Donald Conrad Womack; born 2 August, 1910. 

The two oldest of the above family of children are 
with their father in Danville, Va., in school, the three 
youngest with his wife's sister in Spencer, N. C. 

Womack - HarreU. 

vii Olive Womack, youngest child of Jane Elizabeth 
Stone and Vann B. Womack, was bom in Caswell Co., 
N. C, 21 October, 1882, and lived there until death of 
her mother in 1892. After that time she lived with her 
uncle, James Stone, in the beautiful colonial home of 
her grandfather about two years, then spent some time 
with Mrs. William T. Daniels of Sutherlin, Va., her sister. 
At the age of fourteen years she went to Bainbridge and 
resided with Mrs. Geo. N. Lewis, another sister, until 
she married Charles Leonadus Harrell of Bainbridge 
24 July, 1898. They live on Roseland Plantation, Ga. 

Charles L. Harrell was reared and educated in Bain- 
bridge, Decatur Co., Ga., bom 8 May, 1881. He is from 
one of the best and oldest families of the country, being 
prominent in city, county, and state politics. He has 
been in the mercantile business for a number of years. 
He is now on the road as shoe saleman in Boston, Mass. 

Olive Womack Harrell and Charles L. Harrell have 
Children : 

1 Cecil E. Harrell; born 21 September, 1900. 

2 Olive Harrell; born 1 September, 1902, died 4 March, 1905. 

3 Charles L. Harrell, Jr.; born 26 June, 1904. 

4 Dorothy Harrell; born 6 July, 1906. 

5 Eugenia A. Harrell; born 12 August, 1908. 

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Stone - Stokes. 

Ill Emma Thompson Stone, daughter of James Fitz- 
gerald Stone and Rebecca Thompson Stone, was bom 
15 December, 1844, married M. A. Stokes 27 March, 1866. 

Children : 

1 Annie L. Stokes; born 12 May, 1869. 

2 Laura T. Stokes; born 1872, died 1900. 

Stokes - Adams. 

1 Annie L. Stokes, eldest daughter of Emma T. Stone 
Stokes and M. A. Stokes, bom 12 May, 1869, married 
Thomas Stunstall Adams 27 October 1890. They went at 
once to Tennessee. 

To Annie L. Stokes Adams and Thomas Stunstall 
Adams were given 
Children : 

I Thomas Stokes Adams; born 28 July, 1891. 

II Annie Floyd Adams; born 10 June, 1897; died 1901. 

Ill Emma Lawson Adams; born 3 June, 1899. 

IV Thomas Stunstall Adams, Jr.; born 30 August, 1901. 

V Kirkwood Floyd Adams; born 16 December, 1905. 

VI Geraldine de Gourine Adams; born 16 December, 1905. 

All the above children were bom in Tennessee. 
Thomas Stokes, the oldest of the family, was educated 
in military school, and the others in Richmond, Va. 

1 Annie L. Stokes was educated at Salem Female 
Academy at Winston, Salem, N. C, and spent her girl- 
hood days at the old colonial home on Dan River near 
Danville with her uncle, James Stone, which noble kins- 
man feels such a brotherly interest in his sister's chil- 

Thomas Stunstall Adams was bom 15 July, 1859, in 
Campbell Co., Va., and was educated in Virginia Poly- 
technic Institute at Blacksburg, Va. He went to Green- 
ville, Tenn., about 1885, and engaged in tobacco business 
for some time; was instrumental in introducing tobacco 
culture in that part of the state. After several years 

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he went into the hardwood lumber business which busi- 
ness he retains successfully. He and family moved from 
Greenville, Tenn., to Richmond, Va., 1906. They own a 
grass farm in Fauquiere C!o., Va., where they spend their 
summers, and their winters are spent in Richmond. 

Stokes - Lawaan. 

2 Laura T. Stokes, daughter of Emma Thompson 
Stone and M. A. Stokes, married John A. Lawson Novem- 
ber, 1898. She died 1900. They had no children. 


6 Catherine Stone, daughter of James Hoskin and 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, bom 12 September, 1816» 
died 28 August, 1849, was married to Allen Watson 
Womack, 1833. He was bom 27 December, 1801, died 12 
Febmary, 1880. They lived in Pittsylvania Co., Va., near 

To Catherine Stone Womack and Allen Watson Wo- 
mack were given 
Childr^i : 

I James A. Womack; born 12 October, 1834, died "3*1 

May. 1864. 
II William P. Womack; born 7 February, 1838, died 13 
May, 1868. 

III Bettie A. Womack; born 17 February, 1840, married 
Dr. George A. Carter, died March, 1911. 

IV Sallie Catherine Womack; born 30 June, 1842, died 10 
September, 1845. 

V Charles A. Womack; bom 21 December, 1843. 
VI Emma V. Womack; born 25 August, 1846. 
VII Thomas Womack; born 5 March, 1848. 

Allen Watson Womack was a large land and slave 
owner, having several plantations, always looking after 
business in a business way and was successful in his 
dealings. He had over-seers placed over his plantations 
and was regarded quite a wealthy man in his time. Noth- 
ing money could buy was wanting in his family. He was 
a good Southern citizen and was quiet and unassuming 
in deportment and sturdy in character. 

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He married the second time, 4 December, 1850, Ara- 
bella Carter. She was bom 18 May, 1818, and still 
lives near Chatham in Pittsylvania Co., Va. 

I Lieut. James A. Womack, first bom of Catherine 
Stone and Allen Watson Womack, was killed in the Battle 
of Cold Harbor, 81 May, 1864. He belonged to Company 
'"E'' Sixth Virginia regiment, La Max brigade, Fitehue 
Lee's division and J. A. B. Stuart's corps. He was found 
at his post when called and gave his life a ransom for his 
country, loyal to the last. 

II William P. Womack, second son of Catherine 
Stone and Allen Watson Womack, was always a steady, 
quiet and an unassuming boy. He was a companion of 
tiiie compiler in his early school days. Fond recollections 
bring to view many sayings, many kind acts dur- 
ing the time when they were chums in A. S. Nowlin's 
school in the old Clark school house in Pittsylvania Co., 
Va., in 1848. He died 81 May, 1868. 

Womack - Carter. 

III Bettie A. Womack, daughter of Catherine Stone 
Womack and Allen Watson Womack, bom 17 February, 
1840, married Dr. George A. Carter 31 December, 1858. 
He was bom 81 May, 1884, died 18 March, 1892. She 
died March, 1911. 

To Bettie A. Womack Carter and Dr. Geoge A. Carter 
were added an excellent family of 

Childr^i : 

i Katie Womack Carter; born 17 October, 1859, married 
James B. Stone of Hurt, Va., died 25 January, 1900. 

ii George A. Carter; born 23 February, 1864, lives in Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

iii Emma A. Carter; born 14 July, 1866, married Richard 
Coats of Danville, Va. 

iv William R. Carter; bom 12 May, 1868^ married Mary 
Coats. He is in the hardware business in Danville, Va. 

V Samuel Stone Carter; born July, 1869, in commission 
business in Danville, Va. 

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vi Allen Watson Carter; born 1871, married Miss Carr of 
Richmond, now lives in Southern Virginia. 

vii Charles T. Carter; born 1875, practicing medicine in 

Danville, Va. 
viii Edward R. Carter; born. 1877, farmer near Danville, Va. 

ix Stephen D. Carter; born 1880, has poultry farm near 
Danville, Va. 

Womack - Younger. 

V Charles A. Womack, son of Cafherine Stone and 
Allen Watson Womack, married Mary A. Younger of 
Pittsylvania Co., Va., 20 November, 1866. She was bom 
11 Jan, 1849. 

Th^ had 

i Allen Watson Womack; born 18 March, 1868, married 
a Pockett of Ohio, lives in Indianapolis, Ind., engaged 
in grocery business. 

ii J. Hobson Womack; born 30 May, 1869, married a Shields 
of Spring Garden, Va., practicing medicine there. 

iii Charles T. Womack; born 23 October, 1875, married a 
Robins of Martinsville, Va., practicing dentistry. 

iv Katherine E. Womack; born 2 December, 1877, married 
J. Lawson Hardin of Danville, Va. He is in New 
York City with the American Tobacco Company. 

V Mary E. Womack; born 14 September, 1880, married 
James Fitzgerald of Danville, who is with Imperial 
Tobacco Co. 

vi Lawson C. Womack; born 5 May, 1883, dentist in Chat- 
ham, Va. 
vii Samuel Stone Womack; born 9 March, 1885, wholesale 

grocer in Richmond, Va. 
viii Anna Belle Womack; born 25 April, 1889, at home. 

WoTMick - Moore. 

VI Emma V. Womack, daughter of Catherine 
Stone and Allen Watson Womack, married E. B. Moore 
28 February, 1865. Their 
Children : 

i Lula V. Moore; born September, 1866, in Pittsylvania 
Co., Va. 

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ii A. Parham Moore; born 4 January, 1869, died in Rich- 
mond, Va., January, 1894. 

iii Susie K. Moore; born 28 April, 1872, married James P. 
Hoods, attorney in Roanoke, Va., 20 July, 1904. 

iv Elizabeth S. Moore; born 6 November, 1875, lives with 
mother in Chatham, Va. 

V Maybelle Moore; born 24 December, 1878, married Dr. 
C. L. Carter of Chatham, Va. 

vi Effie R. Moore; born April, 1891, in Pittsylvania Co., Va. 

Womack - Hodges. 

VII Thomas Womack, youngest child of Catherine 
Stone and Allen Watson Womack, bom 5 March, 1848, 
married Mary Sue Hodges 6 April, 1874. She was bom 
30 June, 1858, died 20 October, 1882. 

Thomas Womack and May Sue Hodges Womack had 
Children : 

i James Edward Womack; born 18 February, 1877, died. 

ii P. Henry Womack; born 5 January, 1878. 
iii Allen Watson Womack; born 25 June, 1879. 
iv Lou Ella Womack; born 23 November, 1880, died 19 
March, 1910. 

V Mary Sue Womack; born 10 October, 1882; died 25 
May, 1883. 

VII Thomas Womack married the second time, 
Annie Eliza McDowell, 23 November, 1887. She was bom 
2 September, 1867. 
Children : 

i Bettie Thalia Womack; born 4 October, 1888. 

ii Mary Catherine Womack; born 2 December, 1890. 

iii James Thomas Womack; born 1 April, 1893. 

iv Walker Jones Womack; born 4 November, 1895. 

V Annie Oakley Womack; born 26 May, 1898. 
vi Cassie Vann Womack; born 14 April, 1901. 
vii Alice Gladys Womack; born 7 March, 1904, 


8 Susannah Stone, daughter of James Hoskin and 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, was bom 18 May, 1820, died 
5 May, 1855, married 25 December, 1840, John Mohr, 
son of Christian Mohr, who came from Germany in 1797, 

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and settled in Campbell Co., Va. John Mohr was bom 
9 January, 1816, taught school in his younger days and 
finally settled down as a farmer. 

To Susannah Stone Mohr and John Mohr were bom 

I Elizabeth F. Mohr; born 16 October. 1841. married W. D. 

H. Richardson, 18 February, 1875. 
II Mary V. Mohr; bom 14 July, 1843. 
Ill Emily C. Mohr; born 4 November, 1845, married William 

Turner of Henry Co., Va., 22 January, 1867, died 10 

March, 1885, had six children. 
IV James C. Mohr; born 10 March, 1849. single. 
V John M. Mohr; born 5 April, 1850, single. 
VI Susan A. Mohr; born 16 June, 1852, married Luther T. 

Winter of Henry Co., Va., have eight children, reside 

in Martinsville, Va. 

Mohr - BichardsofL 

I Elizabeth F. Mohr, daughter of Susannah Stone 
and John Mohr, married W. D. H. Richardson 18 Febru- 
ary, 1875. 

Children : 

i Jennie Richardson, 
ii Lula Richardson, 
iii Pattie Richardson. 


10 ® Samuel Marion Stone, (<D James Hoskin, ®John, 
0) Joshua, ©William, ®Col. John, ©George), bom 10 Feb- 
ruary, 1825, whose parents were James Hoskin and Eliza- 
beth Fitzgerald Stone, married Elizabeth (Bettie) An- 
derson about 1850, and died 1881. 

From the union of Samuel Marion and Bettie Ander- 
son Stone were bom two 

I James Banister Stone; born 23 October, 1852. 
II Elizabeth Eggleston Stone; died in infancy. 

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of Virginia. 

A man of worth and royal birth, 
whose heritage was truth. 

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10 Samual Marion Stone, whose moral endowments 
were of the highest order, was a man of virtue, temper- 
ance, courage, humility, and faith. His strength of per- 
sonality and nobility of soul were impressive. He always 
spoke positively, yet kindly, fully made up as to the best 
course to pursue. His life's work was an exalted one, 
filled with deeds of kindness. He was a son of nature's 
noblemen that was destined to become a light and beacon 
to those around him. 

He grew not only intellectually and morally, but 
financially. Wealth seemed to come as a natural result. 
He was one of Virginia's wealthy planters and a typical 
Southern Gentleman who was master of the situation 
around him. In his young manhood he was made over- 
seer of his father's large plantation, who owned many 
slaves, and those under him honored and obeyed their 
young master because of his remarkable kindness, never 
resorting to harsh means of discipline. He provided for 
both white and black families and all were prosperous 
and peaceful, not only the work in the field but the looms 
at home plied with the shuttle making cloth, blankets, 
and covers. 

Samuel Marion Stone was one whose characteristic 
was single devotion. He was true to the marital vows 
of his young manhood; though his young wife had been 
called to the other side many years and notwithstanding 
his superabundant surroundings, he died a widower, never 
for once considering a second marriage. And though he 
loved all Christians his affections were characterized 
even more by their intenseness than their breadth. 

His large and well proportioned frame indicated a 
grave and well poised intellect. His nobleness of soul, his 
unruffled equanimity, his unfailing gentleness, and his 
expansive benevolence won unbounded popularity, and, if 
his shrinking modesty would have accepted, there was no 
office within the gift of the county that would not have 
been gladly bestowed upon him. His death i^as a public 
calamity and many will long deplore the loss of such 
a wise councilor, an intelligent and impartial umpire in 
all disputes, and a tender sympathizer in all sorrows. 

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Stone - Carter. 

"Of all God's handiwork we see, 

As oft Life's viviscope we scan, 
We find his masterpiece to be 

A noble, true and honest man." 

I® James Banister Stone (® Samuel Marion, ©James 
Hoskin, ®John, ©Joshua, ©William, ®Col. John, ©George), 
only son of Samuel Marion Stone and Elizabeth (Bettie) 
Anderson Stone, was bom 23 October, 1852, in Pittsyl- 
vania Co., Va., married 18 June, 1879, Katie Womack Car- 
ter, daughter of Dr. George A. and Bettie A. Womack 
Carter. She was a lovely Christian character, bom 17 
October, 1859, educated at Roanoke Female College, Dan- 
ville, Va., and died 25 January, 1900. He received his 
education at Emory and Henry College, Virginia. He died 
25 November, 1915, at his home on Staunton River after 
a two weeks' illness, following a stroke of paralysis. 
Six grown children survive to honor his memory. 

James Banister Stone, nicknamed "Gippie,*' like his 
father, was another wealthy planter and millman, prac- 
tical and successful. He was a reflex of the best character 
of Anglo-Saxon-Irish families, a man whose sjrmpathy, 
intense interest, love of home and church, were indissolv- 
ably interwoven; whose character was powerful in moral 
and physicial which made him a pillar of strength, and 
whose nobility of character was pronounced. He loved 
liberty, home and its relations, which illustrates the pro- 
found sincerity and predominating traits that existed 
in his ancient, royal, as well as Virginia lineage. He 
was a broad, liberal. God-fearing man of highest integrity 
of character, and a power of influence in his community, 
well exemplifying the thought that "an honest man's the 
noblest work of God." 

He accumulated means and reared a large and tal- 
ented family, educated and fitted each for their individual 
mission, making them fully self-sustaining. Since the 
death of his wife he took the entire responsibility of 

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both father and mother, and every ably, indeed, did this 
son of an honored father fill the parents' place. 

To James Banister and Katie W. Carter Stone were 

i Dr. Samuel Marion Stone; born 31 May, 1880, in Pittsyl- 
vania Co., Va. 

ii Bettic E. Stone; born 5 August, 1881. 

iii Mary Emma Stone; born 24 September, 1884, died 24 
June, 1885. 

iv George Carter Stone; born 8 June, 1887. 

V Mary H. Stone; born 27 January, 1889. 

vi Katie W. Stone; born 19 November, 1890. 

vii James Banister Stone. Jr,; born 18 January, 1893. 

Stone - Mucklaw. 

i Dr. Samuel Marion Stone, eldest child of James 
Banister and Katie Womack Carter Stone, received his 
literary education at Richmond College, Va., and medical 
education at the University of Medicine, Richmond, and 
University of South Sewanee, Tenn. He made an M.D. of 
early distinction whose lively patronage is fitting him for 
greater work in the near future. 

He married Effie L. Mucklow 24 April, 1907, and 
resides at Lambsburg, West Va. They have a family of 

Children : 

1 George M. Stone; born 9 February, 1908. 

2 Samuel Marion Stone, Jr.; born 8 April, 1910. 

Stone - Perrow. 

ii Bettie E. Stone, daughter of James Banister and 
Katie Womack Carter Stone, attended Female College 
at Richmond for two years, but owing to her mother's 
death was detained at home to supply the vacancy made 
by her as housekeeper; to expand the germs of the little 
family intellect, to become a home builder through their 
infant years; to constitute the center of home and home 

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making^ which is indeed a highly honorable position. She 
is by right of lineage a daughter of American Revolu- 

She married F. Kirk Perrow 21 June, 1906, and lives 
at Anniston, Ala. Her husband is president of the Annis- 
ton Mills, also travels for Craddock-Terry (Company of 
Lynchburg, Va. 

To Bettie E. Stone Perrow and F. Kirk Perrow have 
been given 


1 F. Kirk Perrow, Jr.; born 28 May, 1906. 

2 James B. Stone Perrow; born 8 September, 1909. 

iv George Carter Stone, son of James Banister and 
Katie Womack Carter Stone, spent five jrears at the 
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, taking a 
course in Civil Engineering and received a Civil Engineer 
degree from that College in 1908. He also finished a Civil 
Engineer course at Cornell University, N. Y., in 1911, 
and is now employed by a firm of architectural engineers 
in Boston, Mass. This is another incidence where has 
been the union of time and talent and an infinite reward 
for the sacrifice. 

V Mary H. Stone, daughter of James Banister and 
Katie Womack Carter Stone, graduated from Rollins In- 
stitute 1908, and was awarded a gold medal for best essay 
on Colonial Dame, subject by the Colonial Dame Society. 
It is proverbial that Southern girls are beautiful and it 
is an established fact that many are sublime writers and 

vi Katie W. Stone, daughter of James Banister and 
Katie Womack Carter Stone, was also a graduate of Hol- 
lins Institute in 1909, and awarded a gold medal for 
high scholarship through the full exercise of every faculty, 
arduous study with concentration of mind. 

vii James Banister Stone, Jr., youngest child of 
James Banister and Katie Womack Carter Stone, has had 

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a course of two years study at Cluster Springs Academy 
in Halifax Co., Va«, and spent another there preparatory 
to taking a course at the University of Virginia. At the 
Commencement in June, 1910, he was awarded three gold 
medals, one for deportment, one for best debate, and 
one for high scholarship. He graduated with the first 
honors of his class and seven medals to his credit at 
Cluster Springs, 1911, and later completed the Academic 
course of the University of Virginia. His records show 
how he has labored and what effort he has put forth in 
energizing his faculties, coupled with tact, talent, and 
concentration of mind. The talent for oratory, which 
is a potent influence either in a spiritual or educational 
display, was made manifest at an early age and has been 
developed to greater results. It is the real orator whose 
language is copious without exuberance, exact without 
constraint, and easy without weakness. 

It seems that the great ''Stone*' of intelligence has 
inspired this family in deportment, oratory, civil engi- 
neering, mechanics, medicine, domestic science, and culi- 
nary arts, and witii gifts and callings suitable for their 
several and individual missions, and the preparations 
which have been given them are attributes of usefulness 
along the different lines of home building will not be in 
vain. Happy is he whose time has not been wasted in 
idle dalliance but has utilized every moment to the im- 
provement of his talents. 


11 Tobitha Elizabeth Kelly Stone, youngest child 
of James Hoskin and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone, bom 
14 April, 1828, in Pittsylvania Co., Va., died August, 1896, 
married John Glenn Rainey, 22 December, 1848, of Rock- 
ingham, N. C, bom 14 April, 1827, died 19 May, 1886. 

Tobitha Elizabeth Kelly Stone Rainey and John Glenn 
Rainey were blessed with a family of eight intelligent 
Children : 

I Verelia F. Rainey; born 19 September, 1849, died 28 May, 

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II Thomas F. Rainey; born 22 June, 1851, died 6 October, 

Ill Lizzie James Rainey; born 22 February, 1854, died 24 

May, 1906. 
IV Samuel Witt Rainey; born 6 October, 1856, died. 

V John G. Rainey; born 8 February, 1859, died 1 May, 1863. 
VI Edwin Hoskin Rainey; born 26 December, 1862, died 19 

June, 1893. 
VII Ernest Ashley Rainey; born 26 October, 1865, died 17 
July, 1893. 
VIII James Dabney Rainey; born 30 October, 1868, died 28 
December, 1^. 

Rainey - Clark. 

II Thomas F. Rainey, oldest son and second child 
of Tobitha E. K. Stone Rain^ and John Glenn Bain^, 
married Ethel Blair Clark 29 October, 1874. He died 6 
October, 1888. 

i Delmar Lee Rainey; born 9 November, 1875. 

ii Jetta May Rainey; born 16 April, 1877. 

iii Lillie Homes Rainey; born 24 Au^st, 1879. 

iv Louie lola Rainey; born 30 January, 1882. 

V James Glenn Rainey; born 28 September, 1884. 
vi Had well Hume Rainey; born 2 February, 1887. 
vii Theodocia Truman Rainey; born 21 May, 1888. 

Rainey - Mosley. 

i Delmar Lee Rain^, son of Thomas F. and Ethel 
B. Clark Rainey, married Emily Mosley 31 May, 1906. 

1 Paulina Cecil Rainey; born 18 July, 190& 

Rainey - Janney. 

ii Jetta May Rainey, daughter of Thomas F. and 
Ethel Blair Clark Rainey, married James Kirk Janney 11 
September, 1906. 

1 Sarah Blair Janney; born 10 August, 1907. 

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Rainey - Weddingtan. 

V James Glenn Rainey, son of Thomas F. Rain^ and 
Ethel Blair Clark Rainey, married Minnie Lee Weddinsr- 

. Children : 

1 Rosalind Louise Rainey; born 19 December, 1905. 

2 Glenn Weddington Rainey; born 7 April, 1907. 

Rainey - Moore. 

Ill Lizzie James Rainey, daughter of Tobitha Eliza- 
beth K. Stone and John Glenn Rainey, bom 22 Febru- 
ary, 1854, married Sidney T. Moore 28 April 1881, died 
24 May, 1906. He was bom 21 January, 1855. 

i Emma Witt Moore; born 8 October, 1882. 

ii Lizzie Stone Moore; born 8 December, 1884. 

iii Thomas Rainey Moore; born 12 December, 1886. 

iv Alene Laura Moore; born 8 August, 1889. 

Moore - MeKimmofL 

i Emma Witt Moore married N. J. McKimmon 20 
August, 1902. He was bom 22 June, 1867. 

Children : 

1 John Rainey McKimmon; born 4 September, 1903. 

2 Maggie May McKimmon; born 30 March, 1905. 

3 Jestina McKimmon; born 8 March, 1907. 

4 Thomas Murdock McKimmon. 

Moore - McQueen. 

ii Lizzie Stone Moore, dausrhter of Lizzie J. Rainey 
and Sidney T. Moore, married John McQueen 12 Decem- 
ber, 1906. He was bom 1877. 

1 Vera Elizabeth McQueen; born 17 February, 1907. 

2 Julia Jackson McQueen; born 17 October, 1906. 

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Moore - Morsely. 

iv Alene Laura Moore, youngest child of Lizzie J. 
Rainey and Sidn^ T. Moore, married W. Hampton 
Morsely 11 October, 1908. He was bom 1869. 

Rainey - Thomas. 

IV Samuel Witt Rainey, son of Tobitha Elizabeth 
E. Stone and John Glenn Rainey^ bom 6 October, 1856, 
married first Minnie Thomas 15 October, 1876. She 
was bom 18 September, 1858, died 12 September, 1897. 

To Samuel Witt and Minnie Thomas Rainey were 

Children : 

i Kelly Stone Rainey; born 18 October, 1879, Rocking- 
ham, N. C. 

ii Louis Glenn Rainey; born 25 August, 1881, died 25 
August, 1881. 

iii Frank Bascom Rainey; born 8 December, 1882, Rock- 
ingham, N. C. 

iv William Burney Rainey; born IS December, 1884, Rock- 
ingham, N. C, died 17 January, 1910. 

V Samuel Pomroy Rainey; born 25 August, 1887,died 1 Jan- 
uary, 1902. 

vi Louis Glenn Rainey; born 8 July, 1889, Rockingham, 
N. C. 

IV Samuel Witt Rainey married the second time 
Catherine McCargo 7 Jmie, 1899. They had no children. 

Rainey - Davis. 

i Kelly Stone Rainey, first bom of Samuel Witt 
Rainey and Minnie Thomas Rainey, was bom in Rock- 
in^rham, N. C, 18 October, 1879, married George Maslin 
Davis, 26 April, 1905. He was bom June, 1880, in Moor- 
field, Hardy C!o., West Va. 

Kelly Stone Rainey Davis and George Maslin Davis 
have hem blessed with one 

1 George Maslin Davis II; born 7 July, 1907. 

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Kelly Stone Rainey Davis was educated at Saline, 
N. C. She is a leading spirit in her father's house, a 
devoted daughter, and wife, and takes great interest 
in all family relations. She is the author of the entire 
Rainey family line, also of the sketch of Thomas Rainey, 
who built the Brooklyn bridge. 

''A lover of the beautiful; and in her home, 
Her rare aesthetic taste and art are shown. 
As wife and mother, no casual eye can know 
The wealth of tender love to her brothers show." 

George Maslin Davis and son. Little George Maslin II, 
who is the third to bear the name, are the last of their 
line which is Welch, Scotch, Irish, and English descent. 
He has a near kinsman who was master of the interior of 
the palace, or, aid to the Queen Victoria. This kinsman 
had many gifts from the Queen and the Dutchess of 
Kent bearing beautiful inscriptions showing the esteem 
in which they held him. 

George Maslin Davis moved with his father from 
Virginia to North Carolina in the spring of 1891. He 
graduated at the high school, then from Agricultural 
college, and later from the North Carolina College of 
Mechanical Arts and Engineering June, 1904. He worked 
for Salem Iron Works as designing engineer in te3ctile 
machinery up to 20 April, 1906, leaving that to go as chief 
draughtsman for the Winston Salem Southbound Railway 
Company in whose employ he now is. 

iii Frank Bascom Rainey, son of Samuel Witt Rainey 
and Minnie Thomas Rainey, inherits from his father his 
physical stature, being very heavy, weifi^ two hundred 
thirty-five pounds. He is a mechanical genius, left home 
at the age of sixteen years for the steel plate mills and 
from there went to ship yards in Richmond, moving from 
time to time to the navy yards at Newport News, Phila- 
delphia, Brooklyn, and Boston. At the last place he studied 
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pointment as master mechanic of the navy yards. He has 
stood the examination for commissioned officer in the 
U. S. Navy to receive his appointment. 

He is a Knisrht of the Mystic Shrine, having taken 
all the desrrees in Masonry; he is also a member of the 
Blue Lodge. 

iv William Bumey Rainey, son of Samuel Witt and 
Minnie Thomas Rainey, died 17 January, 1910. He was a 
natural genius coupled with energy. He took position as 
telegraph operator and depot agent at Beaufort, Va., at 
the age of fourteen years. Afterwards he went to 
Martinsville where he was- train operator, and later 
came to Salem in the service of the Western Union Tele- 
graph Company, postal. He was promoted and finally be- 
came press telegraph operator, which proved too severe and 
in consequence he sought outdoor work and became inspect 
tor of sale of Greater New York City for Washburn Cros- 
by Company. 

Rainey - Tuttle. 

VI Edwin Hoskin Rainey, son of Tobitha E. K. 
Stone and John Glenn Rainey, bom 26 December, 1862, 
married Alice Tuttle 18 December, 1883, and died 19 
June, 1893. She was bom 12 July, 1864, and died 1 Jan- 
uary, 1898. 

Children : 

i Jessie Rainey; born 25 April, 1885. 

ii Eddie Rainey; born 25 August, 1890. 
iii John Glenn Rainey; born 24 April, 1893. 
iv Joseph Rainey; born 9 November, 1896. ] 
V Harry Rainey; born 9 November, 1896, died 21 l Twins. 
December. 1897. J 

Rainey -Crumpler. 

VII. Ernest Ashley Rainey, son of Tobitha E. K. 
Stone and John Glenn Rainey, bom 26 October, 1865, mar- 
ried Irene Grumpier December, 1889, and died 17 July, 

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The above are the children, grand and great grand 
children of Tobitha E. K. Stone and John Glenn Rainey. 
In 1849 this young couple moved on a farm near the 
peaks of Ottar, Va., and spent a very happy year. They 
removed from there to near Leaksville, N. C, and he man- 
ufactured tobacco in connection with the farm. They 
reared their family at a place known as Mt. Welcome, 
which family were all of a mechanical turn of mind. John 
Glenn Rainey was of one of the best families in Virginia. 
His brother was a Consul to Brazil. He was an enterpris- 
ing, energetic, broad-minded man, beloved by all who 
knew him. 

By Kelly Stone Rainey Davis. 

Thomas Rainey is a near relative of John Glenn 
Rainey, who married Tobitha E. K. Stone, and in behalf 
of the relationship and the kindred sympathy existing 
the following sketch has been inserted with pride. 

Thomas Rainey spent twenty-five years of his life and 
$600,000, his entire fortune, in an endeavor to promote 
the building of a bridge across the East River between 
Manhattan and Long Island City, and thus became known 
as the "Father of the Bridge." He was bom in Yancy- 
ville, N. C, in 1824, was the oldest of fifteen children. 
His wife, who was Grace Priscilla Ogden, daughter of 
John Ogden of New York City, died August 1909. They 
had no children. He died at his home in New York City 
of pneumonia at the age of eighty-five. 

In 1842 because of a thrashing, he ran away from 
home and wandered out West with only a pistol and $3.50 
in his pocket He had but a moderate education picked 
up in the local schools, but continued his joum^ by work- 
ing his way until he crossed West Virginia, Ohio and 
Missouri, where he taught school at the age of eighteen 
acquiring enough money to go to St Louis where he 
studied phonography, arithmetic by cancellation, and medi- 

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cine. He lectured for several years throu^rh Missouri and 
Iowa and in 1847 published Rainey's Improved Abacus, 
a treatise on arithmetic and geometry by cancellation. 
Afterward he lectured in Ohio and Indiana and established 
first the Ohio Teacher, The Western Review, and in 1852 
the Cincinnati Daily Republican. 

It was about this time that Dr. Rainey became 
acquainted with such scientists as Professor Agossiz and 
0. M. Mitchel and such journalists as Greely, Dana, Ben- 
nett and Webb. He became actively interested in politics 
and at the request of the National Whig Committee es- 
tablished the Daily Republican as their official or^an. 
In Washington he also became acquainted with Daniel 
Webster, their Secretary of State. In 1853 he was ap- 
pointed Consul to Bolivia which appointment he refused 
because of his opposition to the election of Pierce. 

The next year, however, he went to South America 
where he made many explorations in the Amazon Val- 
ley and decided to make Brazil his future home. In 1857 
he went to Europe where he studied steam navi^ration. 
Returning to Brazil he purchased a concession to operate 
a fleet of steam ferries in the Bay of Rio de Janeiro. 
He built sixteen vessels, and made a considerable fortune 
between 1860 and 1874. 

He then returned and settled in Racvenes Wood and 
devoted his time and energy to furthering a prospect of a 
bridge over Blackwell Island. He spent all of his. money, 
ruined his health, in his efforts to get the m^i and capital 
to carry out his ideas, going many times to Albany and 
Washington to interest political leaders in his plans, which 
were for a cantilever bridge, primarily intended for rail- 
road use, to be constructed on the same site as that on 
which the $17,000,000 Queensboro bridge now stands. He 
failed to interest capital in his project and retired a 
broken, weary man to live the last ten years of his life 
at the home of his youngest sister, Mrs. William P. Cov- 
ington. He never gave up hope, however, that his bridge, 
as he called it, would be realized, and when the Queens- 

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boro bridge was completed in the year 1909 he took 
as much pride ifi it as if he had had a part in the 
actual building. He stole out from his home and walked 
across the bridge and said, when found by his anxious 
family, *''It is the child of my thought and of long 
years' arduous toil and sacrifice/' At the time of the 
bridge celebration, Dr. Rainey received a gold medal in- 
scribed, ''The Father of the Bridge,'' and a tablet com- 
memorating his work in seeking to build a bridge across 
the East River was placed on the Queensboro bridge. 

(End of the Descendants of James Hoskin Stone.) 

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iii Nanqjr Stone, daughter of John and Dollie Hoakin 
Stone, and sister of James Hoskin Stone, bom 6 Novem- 
ber, 1783, died 6 September, 1863. She married Bev. 
Robert Easly and reared a large family. The Eaaly'a 
are of French origin in this family, descending from 
the Duke de Easeleyes, who were run out of France 
to England and cut Ihe name down to Easly. Th^ were 
French Hugenots and suffered everything for their re- 
ligious faith. 

Nancy Stone and Rev. Robert Easly were blessed with 
Children : 

1 James Stone Easly; married Elizabeth Holt. 

2 Daniel B. Easly; married Amanda Melvina Ewel. 

3 Robert Easly, Jr.; married Mary Barksdale. 

4 John Easly; married Lucy Coleman. 

5 William Easly; married Catherine Holt. 

6 Charles Easly; married Mary Jones. 

7 Sallie Mann Easly; married Peter Barksdale. 

8 Dollie Hoskin Easly; married Giles Henry Vaden. 

9 Nancy Easly; married Beverly Barksdale. 

10 Mary Ann Easly; unmarried. 

11 Maria Easly; married first Christopher H. Davis, sec- 
ond time John Davis. 

Easly - Barksdale. 

3 Robert Easly, Jr., married Mary Barksdale. He 
was a fanner, owned a large estate and was hig^ re- 
spected in the community. He was early interested in 
the ministry and spent many years as a spiritual guide. 

Easly - Vaden. 

8 Dollie Hoskin Easly, daughter of Nanqy Stone and 
Rev. Robert Easly, was bom 1809, and married Giles 
Henry Vaden 7 December, 1826, and died 4 February, 
1869. He was bom 16 January, 1799, and died 16 August, 
1843. Th^ were both of Pittsylvania Co., Va. 

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To them were given 

I Robert Wilson Vadcn; born 6 September, 1828, married 

Mary Reaves Adams 16 December, 1851, died 13 August, 


II Rebecca Ann Vaden; born 14 May, 1830, married David 

P. Miller 25 December, 1866, second time Samuel H. 


Ill Sarah Easly Vaden; born 24 July, 1832, married Nathaniel 

Robert Terry 13 December, 1849, died 16 August, 1910. 

IV Mary Brown Vaden; born 31 January, 1835, married 

James Anderson, 11 February, 1862. 
V Elizabeth James Vaden; born 25 April, 1837. 
VI Ellen White Vaden; born 17 October, 1839. died 7 
November, 1897. 
VII William Henry Vaden; born 17 February, 1842, married 
Kate F. Francisco. 

Vaden - AndersatL 

IV Mary Brown Vaden, daughter of DoUie Hoskin 
Easly and Giles Henry Vaden, bom 31 January, 1835, 
married Rev. James Anderson 11 February, 1862. He was 
a son of Joseph Eggleston and Minerva Caroline Terry 
Anderson, bom 28 April, 1837, and reared at Spring 
Garden, Va., was educated at Richmond College. At the 
time of his death, 17 February, 1879, he was a Missionary 
Baptist minister, presiding over four different churches 
in Pittsylvania Co., Va., namely Mount Hermon, Sharon, 
Kentuck, and County Line. He died of consumption 17 
February, 1879. 

To Mary Brown Vaden and Rev. James Anderson 
were bom 
Children : 

i Henry Eggleston Anderson; born 13 September, 1865. 
ii Little girl born 25 September, 1867, died 11 October, 

iii Mary Went worth Anderson; born 25 March. 1870. 
iv Little boy born 7 September, 1873, die same day. 
Y James William Anderson; born 15 August, 1874, died 22 

November, 1877. 

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vi Elizabeth Stone, daughter of John Stone and 
Dollie Hoskin Stone, and sister of James Hoskin Stone, 
bom 16 January, 1791, married Rev. Joel Hubbard 13 
February, 1812, and died 18 May, 1840. He was bom 
1791 and died 14 October, 1880. He was a veteran of ihe 
War of 1812, also of the Mexican War, a son of Hon. 
Samuel Hubbard, who was bom 1767, and died 1820, sur- 
viving the Revolutionary period. Rev. Joel Hubbard began 
his ministry about the time of his marriage with Eliza- 
beth Stone. 

They were abundantly blessed with a large family 

1 Dollie Coleman Hubbard; born 27 December, 1812. 

2 Patience Hurt Hubbard; born 23 May, 1814, died 22 June, 
1836, married a Shotwell. 

3 Polly H. Hubbard; born 3 May, 1816, died 27 September, 

4 Samuel H. Hubbard; born 13 October, 1817, died. 

5 Alias Balm Hubbard; bom 28 March, 1819, died 1853, 
married a Jones. 

6 Ann D. Hubbard; born 13 November, 1820, died 8 June, 
1874, married a Carter. 

7 Le Favor Hubbard; born 6 September, 1822, died 1824. 

8 John H. S. Hubbard; born 28 February, 1824, died 

9 Joshua Stone Hubbard; born 11 October, 1825, died 7 
January, 1883. 

10 Sallie D. Hubbard; born 1 June, 1827, died August, 1865, 
married a Wallace. 

11 Elizabeth Hubbard; born 16 November, 1829, died 1831. 

12 Prudence Thompkins Hubbard; born 1 September, 1830l 

13 Joel Hubbard, Jr.; born 1 June, 1833, died 15 April, 1896. 

14 Melchesidac L. Hubbard; born 1836, died 1837. 

Hubbard - Clark. 

9 Joshua Stone Hubbard, son of Elizabeth Stone 
and Rev. Joel Hubbard, was bom 11 October, 1825, and 
died 7 January, 1888, married Sallie M. Clark of Patrick 
Co., Va., January, 1857. 

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To them were added five children, only two living. 

I Edgar Overton Hubbard; bom 8 November, 1859. 
II Mary Elizabeth Hubbard; born 30 January, 1867. 

Hubbard - Anderson. 

I Edgar Overton Hubbard was bom in Pittsylvania 
Co., Va., educated at Richmond College, and married Re- 
becca J. Anderson of Pittsylvania Co., 22 March, 1882. 
She was bom 15 February, 1863, and died 7 June, 1911, 
was a daughter of George Anderson, son of Church- 
well Anderson and Sallie Hubbard, grand daughter of 
Jessie Hubbard and Susan Stone. 

Edgar Overton and Rebecca Anderson Hubbard had 
Children : 

i Joshua Stone Hubbard; born 15 February, 1883. 

ii Maud Anderson Hubbard; born 17 August, 1885, died 

23 January, 1899. 
ill Stephen Hightower Hubbard; born 4 November, 1889. 
iv Overton Cardwell Hubbard; born 31 January, 1892. 

V George Anderson Hubbard; born 8 April, 1901. 

Edgar Overton Hubbard now lives in Halifax Co.; 
Va., has been in the mercantile business connected with 
farming since 1884, and is very successful in his busi- 

Hubbard - Wooding. 

II Mary Elizabeth Hubbard, daughter of Joshua 
Stone Hubbard and Sallie M. Clark Hubbard, bom SO 
January, 1867, married Thomas A. Wooding. To them 
were given five 


i Sallie Wooding, 

ii Joshua Wooding, 

iii Mamie Wooding, 

iv Lila Wooding . 

V Thomas Wooding. 

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Hubbard - Jordan. 

13 Joel Hubbard, Jr., son of Elizabeth Stone and 
Rev. Joel Hubbard, bom 1 June, 1833, and married Ann 
Rebecca Jordan 18 April, 1855 by Rev. Elijah T. Roach. 
She was the eldest child of James T. Jordan and Dollie 
Hoskin Collins, who were married 19 October, 1836. 
Dollie Hoskin Collins Jordan was the oldest child of 
William and Dollie Coleman Collins of Halifax Co., Va. 

Joel Hubbard, Jr., and Ann Rebecca Jordan were 


I William Christopher Hubbard; born 10 April, 1856. 

II Elizabeth Holmes Hubbard; born 9 May, 1858, dead. 

Ill Robert Clarendon Hubbard; born 2 November, 1860. 

IV Annie Hoskin Hubbard; born 12 November, 1864. 

V Sallie Virginia Hubbard; born 13 April, 1867, dead. 

VI Joel Hubbard, III; born 27 June, 1869. 

VII Alice Myrtle Hubbard; born 16 December, 1872. 

VIII Dollie Coleman Hubbard; born 16 December, 1874. 

IX Grace Gouldman Hubbard; born 17 December, 1877, 

Joel Hubbard, Jr., was a Civil War veteran, served 
from 1861 to 1866. 

Hubbard - Stone. 

II Elizabeth Holmes Hubbard was married to Samuel 
R. Stone 22 November, 1876. She had no children. 

III Rev. Robert Clarendon Hubbard, son of Joel 
Hubbard, Jr., and Ann Rebecca Jordan Hubbard, is the 
author of the Hubbard line, is a Baptist minister with a 
large church membership and is a very popular leader in 
his locality. 

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VII <D Joshua Stone (® Joshua, ©William, <dCo1. John, 
(DGeorge), whose mother was Mary Coleman, was bom 
9 June, 1762. He came from Maryland and locatea on 
Bannister River in Pittsylvania Co., Va. He was civil 
engineer, magistrate, and high sheriff at different times 
for many years. His writing was beautiful to which 
extent there have been preserved samples in his family. 

He married Mary Hoskin, sister of Dollie, wife of 
John Stone, his brotiier, of King and Queen Co., Va. 
She was of a distinguished family socially and politically, 
and was a fair representative of her family intellectually; 
dignified, and prepossessing both in form and feature with 
qualities of courage and loyalty; also a financier, trans* 
acting her own business up to her death. 

To Joshua Stone and Mary Hoskin Stone were given 

i William Stone. 

ii Coly Stone, 
iii Martha Stone, 
iv Mary Stone. 

V Samuel Stone; born 11 July, 1785, married Phoebe Han- 
son Clark. 


V ^Samuel Stone (® Joshua, Joshua, ® William, 
©Col. John, (D George), whose mother was Mary Hos- 
kin, married Phoebe Hanson Clark, daughter of Col. 
William Clark. In feature and stature he was like his 
mother, tall and impressive. He was a veteran of the 
War of 1812, captain of a Virginia Company. He be- 
came high sheriff and served two terms as magistrate. 
He was a large tobacco dealer in Virginia and moved 
to Danville where he built the most spacious ware- 

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house and sold the first tobacco in that place as a ware- 
house man. 

To Samuel Stone and Phoebe H. Clark Stone were 
Children : 

1 Augusta Stone; died at age eight. 

2 Mary Garland Stone; married Thomas Grasty. 

3 Lctitia St. Clair Stone; married William Clark Grasty. 

4 Phoebe Ann Stone; married John Dupey Watkins. 

Stone - Grasty. 

2 Mary Garland Stone, daughter of Samuel and 
Phoebe H. Clark Stone, married Thomas Grasty, a lawyer 
of Orange Co., Va., a man of intelligence and prominence. 
They reared a large family, but only two survived, Fer- 
dinand and Nathaniel. Ferdinand was a telegraph opera- 
tor from his youth; Nathaniel superintends all charities; 
is sent all over the United States to look into all charitable 
institutions for a knowledge of their movements, which 
position is a very responsible one. 

Stone - Grasty. 

3 Letitia St. Clair Stone married Col. William Clark 
Grasty. They have eight children, a daughter and son 
survives. Jennie Clark Grasty, the daughter is single and 
remarkably intelligent; the son, Phillip L. Grasty is a 
fine business man in real estate and insurance business. 

Stone - Watkins. 

4 Phoebe Ann Stone, daughter of Samuel and 
Phoebe H. Clark Stone, grand daughter of Joshua and 
Mary Hoskin Stone, married John Dupey Watkins. She 
is a woman of great mental activity and physical strength 
with remarkable longevity, having lived to the unusual age 
of more than four score and ten, and possessing all of 
her faculties. She is author of her American lineage 
in connection with others of a close relationship. Her 

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mission has been one of a profound interest, venerable 
from age, and as a sentinel on the watch tower of time 
we commend her. 

Her husband, John Dupey Watkins, was bom 26 
September, 1810, died 28 November, 1896. He was a lineal 
descendant of old Bartholamew Dupey, a French Hugenot 
who left France directly after the revocation of the Edict 
of Nantese, selling his castle and possessions at lowest 
figures for conscience's sake. He belonged to the King's 
Guard. He fought in the Guilford battle of the Revolution 
with the short sword worn in the Civil War by Col. George 

Dnpey of Tennessee, whose wife was Countess of 

Susannah. John Dupey Watkins was a noble man and of 
a grand ancestry. 

To Phoebe Ann Stone and John Dupey Watkins were 

Childr^i : 

I Mary Florence Watkins. 

II Carrie Virginia Watkins. 

III Phoebe Augusta Watkins. 

IV Samuel Ferdinand Watkins. 
V Benjamin Franklin Watkins. 

VI John Dupey Watkins, dead. 
VII Lettie Watkins, dead. 
VIII Ida Lee Watkins. 

Watkins - Martin. 

I Mary Florence Watkins, daughter of Phoebe Ann 
Stone and John Dupey Watkins, married Col. James 
Martin, a banker, and a descendant of Governor Martin, 
six times elected governor of North Carolina. 

Watkins - Payne. 

II Carrie Virginia Watkins married Dr. C. M. 
Payne, who became minister at Wellington, N. C, at 
which place she died leaving two children. 

III Phoebe Augusta Watkins, another daughter of 
Phoebe Ann Stone and John Dupey Watkins, is a woman 

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of marked ability and has much business tact, besides 
caring for her aged mother whose name she bears. She 
is a D. A. R., but cares nothing for this distinction other 
than to be known as a lady of an illustrious lineage, 
wealthy, aristocratic, and deep rooted in American soil 
since the arrival of the Mayflower. 

Watkina * 

IV Samuel Ferdinand Watkins, son of Phoebe Ann 
Stone and John Dup^r Watkins, graduated in law from 
Washington and Lee University. He died 29 August, 1912, 
leaving two 


i Rosa Watkins. 
ii John Watkins. 

Watkins - Shemautt. 

V Benjamin Franklin Watkins, educated at David- 
son College and attended law school where his health 
failed him, and he went to New York and married Shirley 
Shenault of Louisville, Ky. She died 19 August, 1912, 
leaving five children, two boys and three girls. 

Watkins - Sandredge. 

VIII Ida Lee Watkins, youngest child of Phoebe 
Ann Stone Watkins and John Dupey Watkins, married 
William P. Sandredg of Goshen, Va. He is in the lumber 
and quarry business, a fine business man. They have only 
one child, William P. Sandredge, Jr. They now reside in 
Lynchburg, Va. 

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1 Samuel Stone bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 7 
June, 1809, married Nancy P. Settle, and died in Gains- 
boro, Jackson Co., Tennessee, 28 May, 1854. His wife 
died 30 November, 1886. 


I Willie S. Stone; married Ruth Pillow. 

II William Plunket Stone; married Mattie Lankford. 

III Joel Haden Stone; married Emma Ellison. 

IV Mary Stone; died young, 1857. 

Nanpy P. Stone married the second time to Samuel 
Haws. He was a merchant and did a good business. 
They had no children. 

IV Mary Stone (Acrostic). 

May heaven's richest blessings come. 

As guardian angel of thy youth. 

Reminding thee of one that's gon^ 

Yes, gone to everlasting truth. 

Some sacred promise we may find. 

To all the orphans and the good; 

O, live correct in heart and mind. 

Ne'er leftving sight the word of God, 

Even so. J. M. M. 

2 Joshua R. Stone, brother of Samuel Stone, mar- 
ried a Miss Montgomery, daughter of Dr. Montgomery. 
They ai'e both dead and had no childr^i. 

This family moved to Tennessee early in the nine- 
teenth century and although not connected they are of 
the Virginia lineage. 

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Stone - Carder. 

1 John Stone and 2 William Stone, two brothers, set- 
tled in Surry, N. C, in 1815. John Stone married a Miss 
Corder and to them were added 
Children : 

I Enoch Stone; married Nancy Anthony, died in N. C. 
11 Thomas Stone. 

III John Stone. 

IV James Stone; married Martha King, daughter of John 
and Elizabeth King. They moved to Indiana in 1830. 

V Corder Stone. 

Stone - Gorden. 

I Enoch Stone married Elizabeth Gorden, daughter 
of John and Berzilla Gorden. To them were added 
Children : 

i Calvin G. Stone; married Jane Elizabeth King. 

ii Westly H. Stone; married Mary Dodson. 

iii William Stone; married Belinda Shores, 

iv Enoch Stone. 

V John Stone. 

vi Francis Stone; married a Poindexter. 

vii James Stone; married a Potter, 
viii Berzilla Stone; married a King. 

ix Polly Stone; married Joel Fulk. 

X Julia Stone; married Andrew Fulk. 

xi Stacy Stone; married Gideon Vaughn, 

xii Elizabeth Stone; married John Dodson. 

Stone - King. 

i Calvin G. Stone, son of Enoch Stone and Elizabeth 
Gorden Stone, married Jane Elizabeth King 12 September, 
1842. He died 11 September, 1876, and she died 1908, 
at the age of seventy-eight. 

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Children : 

1 Thomas Jefferson Stone; married Tempa Venable. 

2 William Francis Stone. 

3 Calvin Augustine Stone; married Emaline Taylor. 

4 Joseph Adams Stone; married Phoebe Taylor. 

5 Brigham Erastus Stone; married Nancy Oyler. 

6 Enoch Hampton Stone; married Emaline Stone. 

7 Nathaniel Columbus Stone. 

8 John Quincy Stone; married Matilda Beddoes. 

9 James Walta Stone. 

10 Julius Gideon Stone; married Lena Hiett. 

11 Elizabeth Frances Stone; married Amus P. Johnson. 

12 Emma Jane Stone; married John W. Hill. 

13 Julia Ann Stone; married Robert Tucker. 

14 Phoebe R. Stone; married Robert Davis. 

15 Eliza C. Stone; married John Flygare. 

16 Stacy Lee Stone; married John M. Cloward. 

Calvin G. and Jane Elizabeth King Stone had grand- 
children and great grandchildren, making a total posterity 
of two hundred twenty-five. 

Stone - • 

2 William Stone, a brother of John Stone, had four 
sons and four daughters. He lived and died in Surry, 

N. C. 



Ezekial Stone. 


James Stone. 


Carway Stone. 


Ephraim Stone. 


Polly Stone. 


Nancy Stone. 


Hannah Stone. 


Sallie Stone. 

Many of the members of the above families went 

(Records furnished by David A. Stone of Spanish 
Fork, Utah.) 

Governor John Marshall Stone, bom in 1880, in Gib- 
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moved to Mississippi in #1865, and was colonel of his 
regiment in the Civil War. He was Governor of Mis- 
sissippi in 1876, and re-elected in 1890. He married 
Mary Gorman in 1872 in luka, Miss. His family con- 
sisted of his wife and three nieces, whose fathers were 
his brothers, who had been killed in the Civil War, Con- 
federate States of America. 

Governor David Stone, a statesman and gfovemor of 
North Carolina, was a member of Provincial Congress 
at Halifax in 1776, which formed the Constitution. He 
enjoyed a brilliant career. 

William Joel Stone, twenty-fourth governor of Missis- 
sippi, was bom near Richmond, Madison Co., Kentucky, 
7 May, 1847, and was said to be a grandson of John 
and Dollie Hoskin Stone of Virginia. He was reared 
on his father's farm until fourteen years of age, then 
studied law in his brother-in-law's office, C. S. Turner, 
and was admitted to the bar in 1869. He was an able 
debator and said to be one of the clearest and ablest 
thinkers. He married Sarah Louise Winstead, daughter 
of Col. Winstead of Cole Co., Mo. 

William Stone, bom in Delphi, Tenn., 2 January, 
1771, held many offices, was captain of the Creek War, 
Commissionary Brigadier General for gallantry in the Bat- 
tle of Horse Shoe, where he served in the Battle of Tip- 
pacanoe. He was elected to the twenty-fifth congress. He 
died in Delphi, Tenn., 18 Febmary, 1853. 

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1 Governor William Stone was bom 1603, in North- 
ampton Shire, England, and came to Northampton Co., 
Va., about 1640, where he served as high sheriff sev- 
eral years. On account of the manner in which the 
Puritans treated the people in Nansemond Co., Va., he 
agreed to remove five hundred people to Maryland, 
which he did, and was made Governor of Maryland 
in 1648 by Cecil Calvert II, Lord Baltimore. Thus he 
was an executor and colonizer, and he presided with 
equity. After he retired from this position he was given 
by the government all the land he could ride over in a 
day, making him land wealthy. He resided on his 
Manor Avon on Nanjemcy River in Charles Co., Mary- 
land, until his death in 1660. 

Hon. William Stone, Governor of Maryland, was the 
second son of Lord Dunlam of Sussex, England, whose 
family name was Stone. Owing to unkind feelings be- 
tween him and his father and a brother, William Stone 
left England to seek his fortune in the American colonies. 
He brought with him a friend, Philip Manchester, son 
of a clergjrman. This friend, after two years in America, 
returned to England and from him Lord Dunlam learned 
of the whereabouts of his son, William. A letter was 
written urging his son to return (was supposed to be 
the contents), but his son, deeply resentful, destroyed the 
letter unopened. Some years later another letter came 
which met the same fate. Many years later the respected 
Governor had been gathered to his fathers. After his 
death it was discovered the announcement of the suc- 
cession of the title and estate in England. He had un- 
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was discovered by his descendant, Thomas Stone, the 
signer of the Declaration of Independence. A British of- 
ficer, Captain Ponsonby, was found to be a younger mem- 
ber of the family and the succession went to him in 
default of the real heir. 

From John, a son of the Governor William Stone, 
descended Thomas, John Hoskin, Judge Midieal Jennifer 
Stone, and a long line of distinguished people among 
the Stones, Hansons, Jennifers, and other prominent fami- 
lies of Maryland. 

Thomas Stone was bom 1745. He was a son of 
David, grandson of John, great grandson of Gov. William. 
He was signer of the Declaration of Independaice; a 
pre-Revolutionary lawyer; at one time president of Con- 
tinental Congress; and in 1783 he again served in con- 
gress on important committees, and was one who helped 
to form the Constitution. He died at his home at Port 
Tobacco, 1787. 

Judge Micheal J^mifer Stone served in Congress 
1789-91, was Judge of Circuit Court in Charles Co., 

John Hoskin Stone, brother of Thomas and Judge 
Micheal Jennifer Stone, was bom in Charles Co., Mary- 
land, in 1743. He was a son of David and Elizabeth 
Jennifer Stone, grandson of John and great grandson 
of Gov. William Stone. He married Miss Couden, a 
Scotch woman. His daughter, Eliza, married Nathaniel 
Pope Causin. Their son, Nathaniel, married Eliza Mc- 
Tier. John Hoskin Stone was colonel of the First Mary- 
land Regiment, 1776, fought with distinction at Long 
Island, White Planes, and Germantown. He was wounded 
in the ankle which disabled him. He was the eighth 
Governor of Maryland; in 1796 was member of the com- 
mittee of Charles County to carry out the resolutions 
of Congress, one of the associations of free men of 
Maryland; 1775 was member of the house of delegates 
from Charles County on many important committees. At 
the request of Gov. Washington, he loaned the govern- 
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Washington. He died in 1804 in Annapolis, Charles Co., 

Gov. William Stone had another grreat grrandson, 
William Murry, bom 1 June, 1778, who was the third 
Protestant Episcopal Bishop in Maryland and the twenty- 
third American Episcopate. History is replete with the 
name Stone, so many of the name in Maryland whose lives 
have not been fully portrayed. 

Maryland thus became the venerable motherland 
of the English ancestors of the Virginia branch of Stones, 
whose speech and institution of freedom, th^ transplanted 
to Maryland. In the early history, this country was bom 
under difficulties; many of the settlers were not united, 
much dissention and strife existed; English laws to obey, 
difference of opinion as to who should rule, homes to 
build, everything to cultivate; the Susquahannaughs on 
the northern part of the state distressing the settlers, 
Claiborne, the fire brand, assuming authority over Lord 

At this period of time William Stone was made gov- 
ernor of Maryland. For a space of time peace reigned 
supreme and great changes took place. Soil and pro- 
ducts became her assets; the planters grew com, pota- 
toes, all fruits, everything flourished for a season; 
the strangers were entertained unawares, the country com- 
ing to the front, another century and Maryland in 1885 
was honored with the first electric railway of the United 
States. In 1892 a trolley car was in operation and within 
a decade all street cars were running by electricity. 

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1 Simon Stone was a son of David and Ursula 
Stone and grandson of Simon and Agnes Stone, bom in 
Much Bromley, Essex Co., England, about 1580. He 
married Joan Clarke, daughter of William Clarke, 5 August, 
1616, and came to New England from London in the 
ship Increase in 1635 at about the age of fifty-five years, 
bringing his wife and children with him. He settled in 
Watertown on the banks of the Charles River, being the 
grantee of eight lots and later one of the largest land 
owners of the town. A considerable part of the land 
now occupied by the Mount Auburn and Cambridge 
Cemeteries once belonged to him. According to tradition 
it was he who built the large old fashioned house of colo- 
nial style that, with the extensive buildings connected 
with it, served six generations of his descendants for two 
hundred years until it was destroyed by fire. One of the 
pear trees planted by him is said to have bom fruit for 
two hundred fifty years and is still quite vigorous. He 
was made a freeman in 1636 and took an active part 
in church and town affairs, filling various positions, 
and being on the board of select men for several years 
and a deacon of the church for many years. 

After the death of his wife, he married Mria;. Sarah 
Lumpkin, widow of Richard Lumpkin of Ipswich about 
1654. He died 22 September, 1665, and his will is pub- 

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lished in the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, by which will it appears that Gregory Stone, who 
came to America about the same time and settled first in 
Watertown and afterwards in Cambridge, was his brother. 
By his will he gave his daughters, Frances and Mary, 
ten pounds each and divided his real estate between his 
sons, Simon and John. This disposition of his prop- 
erty did not include any former lands and conveyances 
made to them. 

To Simon Stone and Joan Clarke Stone were addied 
Children : 

I Frances Stone; baptized 20 January, 1618, married about 
1645, Rev. Henry Green of Reading. They had two 
Children : 

i Joanna Green. 

ii Nathaniel Green; died 11 October, 1648. 
She married second time John Orne (Home) of Salem, 
as his third wife 
II Ann Stone; born 1624, married probably John Orne 
(Home) of Salem as his second wife. 

III Simon Stone; born 1631, married Mary Whipple, died 
27 February, 1708. 

IV Mary Stone; born 1632, married (probably) Lieut. Na- 
thaniel Stearns of Dedham. 

V John Stone; born 1635, married Sarah Bass, died 26 

March, 1691. 
VI Elizabeth Stone; born 5 April, 1639, in Watertown, 
died young. 


Ill Simon Stone, son of Simon and Joan Clarke 
Stone, shared with his brother John, his father's estate, 
and held and occupied the paternal homestead. Like his 
father he was a deacon of the Watertown Church. As the 
deacons in those days were elected for life there seems 
to have been a Deacon Simon Stone in that church con- 
tinuously for about seventy-five years, as a large number 
of the descendants of Simon Stone I for several genera- 
tions were deacons. 

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Simon Stone II filled many town offices. He was 
town clerk for ten years, selectman for several years, 
and representative to the General Court in 1678-90. He 
was one of the original proprietors of Groton, but there 
seems to be no proof that he ever resided there. In 
1662 he had an eighteen acre right in Groton and in 
1670 he owned eighty-seven and one-half acres there. 

He was bom 1631 and died 27 February, 1708. He 
married Mary Whipple, daughter of John Whipple, one of 
the early settlers of Ipswich. She was bom 1634 and 
died 2 June, 1720. 

Simon and Mary Whipple Stone were blessed with 
Children : 

i Simon Stone; born 8 September, 1656, married Sarah 
Farns worth, died 20 December, 1741. 

ii John Stone; born 23 July, 1658, married Mrs. Sarah Nut- 
ting Farnsworth. 

iii Mathew Stone; born 16 February, 1660, married Mary 
Plympton, died 12 August, 1743. 

iv Nathaniel Stone; born 22 February, 1662, died 24 Feb- 
ruary, 1662. 

V Ebenezer Stone; born 27 February, 1663, married first 
Margaret Trowbridge, died 4 October, 1754. 

vi Mary Stone; born 1665, married Comfort Starr of Ded- 

vii Nathaniel Stone; born 1667, married Reliance Hinckley, 

died 8 February, 1755. 
viii Elizabeth B. Stone; born 9 October, 1670, married Isaac 
Stearns of Lexington. 

ix David Stone; born 19 October, 1672, married Mary Rice, 
died 7 October, 1750. 

X Susanna Stone; born 4 November, 1675, married Hon. 
Edward Goddard, died 4 February, 1754. They lived in 

xi Jonathan Stone; born 26 December, 1677, married first 
Ruth Eddy, died 7 January, 1754. 

Stone - Farnsworth. 

i ® Simon Stone (® Simon, cD Simon), whose mother 
wais Mary Whipple, was in the King Philip's War, serv- 
ing one of the garrisons in Groton in January, 1675-6, 

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and in Capt. Joseph Sill's Company against the Indians 
in June, 1676. He was also in the King William's War, 
being in Exeter, N. H., when that place was assaulted by 
the Indians 4 July, 1690, and was severely wounded. He 
was a farmer and a deacon of the church and filled many 
positions of trust and responsibility in town and was 
a representative to the General Court. 

He married Sarah Famsworth, daughter of Matthias 
Famsworth of Groton about 1683. 

Children : 



Sarah Stone; born about 1684, married 28 September, 
1708, Stephen Farr of Stowe. 

Simon Stone; born 1 August, 1686, married Sarah Fams- 
worth, 1746. 

Abigail Stone; born 1691, married 11 December, 1718, 
Nathaniel Holden, died 29 September, 1757. 
Mary Stone; born about 1692, married Abraham Whit- 
ney. They lived in Stowe. 

Susanna Stone; born 23 October, 1694, married Jacob 
Chamberlin of Newton. 

Isaac Stone; born 4 May, 1697, died 30 September, 1723. 
Hannah Stone; born 1699, died 27 September, 1723. 
Joseph Stone; born 8 March, 1702, married 9 May, 1728, 
Mary Prescott, died 10 September, 1777. 
Benjamin Stone; born 12 August, 1706, married 13 May, 
1736, Emma Parker, died 23 September, 1758. They lived 
in Groton. 
Lydia Stone; born 1708, died 30 September, 1723. 

Stone - Famsivorth, 

ii John Stone, son of Simon II, and Mary Whipple 
Stone, also served in King Philip's War in 1676. He 
settled in Groton as early as 1691, and was prominent 
in church matters and active in town affairs. He served 
in one of the garrisons in Groton 1691-2, against the 

He was a farmer; married Mrs. Sarah Nutting Fams- 
worth, widow of Matthias Famsworth, Jr., of Groton. 
Children : 

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1 John Stone; born 23 September, 1699, married 26 Decem- 
ber, 1722, Elizabeth Farwell. 

2 James Stone; born 23 January, 1701, married 28 De- 
cember, 1726, Mary Farwell, died 27 February, 1783. 
She was a sister of Elizabeth. They were daugrhters 
of Joseph and Hannah Farwell of Groton. 

Stone - Plymptan. 

iii Matthew Stone, son of Simon and Mary Whipple 
Stone, served in the King PhiKp's War in Capt. Daniel 
HCTchman's company in 1675 when only sixtera years 
old. He went to Sudbury soon after the war with 
the Indians was over. For a short time he lived in Lan- 
caster. He was deacon in the church at Sudbury and 
represented the town in the General Court in 1710-13. 
His will was proved 9 August, 1743. 

He married Mary Plympton, daughter of Thomas 
and Abigail Noyes Pljrmpton, and to them were given 
Children : 

1 Joseph Stone; lived in Sudbury and Lancaster. 

2 Mary Stone; married George. 

3 Adams Stone; married Sarah Wight 22 May, 1717. 

4 Rachel Stone; married 1 June, 1710, Thomas Cobb of 

Stone - Wight 

3 Adams Stone, son of Matthew and Mary Plymp- 
ton, married Sarah Wight 22 May, 1717. They lived in 
Sudbury and he was a deacon in the church. 

I Benjamin Stone; born 20 February, 1718, married Beulah 

Fiske, daughter of Jonathan Fiske. 
II Bathsheba Stone; born 1 December, 1721, married 19 
January, 1744, Col. Ezekiel Howe, the proprietor of the 
Red Horse Tavern from 1746 till his death in 1776. Had 

Ill Elizabeth Stone; born 2 April, 1723, married 23 Febru- 
ary, 1721. Nathaniel Rice. 

IV Isaac Stone; bom 18 February, 1736, married Sarah 
Moulton about 1757, died 2 April, 1728. 

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Stone - Trowbridge. 

V Hon. Ebenezer Stone, son of Simon and Mary 
Whipple Stone, settled in Cambridge Village, now New- 
ton, and was a leading and influential citizen, taking 
an active part in town affairs. He was a selectman 
for ten years, representative to the General Court in 
1720 to 1788. 

He ikarried 18 March, 1686, Margaret Trowbridge, 
daughter of James and Margaret Atherton Trowbridge, 
and granddaughter of Gen. Humphrey Atherton. She died 
4 May, 1710, and he married second time Abigail Wilson, 
1711. She died in 1720 and he married for the third wife 
Mrs. Sarah Nevinson Livermore, a widow, 8 April, 

To Hon. Ebenezer and Margaret Trowbridge Stone 
were bom 


1 Ebenezer Stone; born 21 December, 1686, married Sarah 
Bond, died 1 February, 1784. 

2 Margaret Stone; born 1 August, 1688^ married Nathaniel 
Hammond, died 1776. 

3 Samuel Stone; bom 1 July, 1690, married first Hannah 
Searle, died 30 August, 1726. 

4 John Stone; born 18 September, 1792, married first 
Lydia Hyde, died 1765. 

5 Nathaniel Stone; born 6 September, 1694, died 1713. ^ 

6 Mindwell Stone; born 26 June, 1696, married Ebenezer 
Woodward, died 1774. Had children. 

7 David Stone; born IS May, 1698, died 1725, unmarried. 

8 Mary Stone; born 19 April, 1700, married Ephraim 
Ward, died 10 October, 1732. 

9 Simon Stone; born 14 September, 1702, married 1732, 
Priscilla Dyke, died 1760. 

10 James Stone; born 8 June, 1704, married Elizabeth Swift, 
28 July, 1742. 

11 Experience Stone; born 1707, married 1733 Joseph Ward 
of Newton, died 1798. 

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Stone - Hinekley. 

vii Rev. Nathaniel Stone, 8on of Simon and Mary 
Whipple Stone, grraduated at Harvard College in the 
claas of 1690. For a year or more he was employed by the 
town as a schoolmaster in Watertown, his native town. 
He was ordained as minister at Harwich 16 October, 
1700, at the organization of the town, but had preached 
there since March, 1697. He remained the minister fifty- 
seven years till his death. He was a man of large influ- 
ence in the town and in the colony. He was an able 
divine of fervent piety and had great firmness of char- 

He was married to Reliance Hinckley, the seventeenth 
child of Gov. Thomas Hinckley of Barnstable by his 
second wife, Mrs. Mary Smith Glover Hinckley, on the 
15 December, 1698. She was bom 15 December, 1675, 
the day of the great swamp fight in which hw father, 
the Governor, took part in the battle against the In- 
dians. She died 24 May, 1759. 


1 Mary Stone; born 16 September, 1699, married Barnabas 
Freeman, died 22 December, 1778. 

2 Keziah Stone; born 8 April, 1701, married 1729 Isaac 
Lincoln, died 2 November, 1763. 

3 Reliance Stone; born 26 April, 1703, married Joseph Pad- 
dock, died 26 March, 1735. 

4 Heman Stone; born 4 September, 1705, married Temper- 
ance Sturgis, died 26 April, 1779. 

5 Nathan Stone; born 17 February, 1707, married first 
Judith Fox, died 31 May, 1781. Had children. 

6 Thankful Stone; born 2 March, 1709, married Seth Bangs 
4 January, 1756, as his second wife. 

7 Eunice Stone; bom 23 June, 1711, married David Bangs 
23 September, 1731, died 5 February, 1816. Lived in 
Harwich till 1768, when they removed to Hardwick, 
Worcester Co. She lived to be more than one hundred 
years old and was the mother of fifteen children. 

8 Nathaniel Stone; born 29 November, 1713, married Mary 
Bourne, died 7 January, 1777. 

9 Achsah Stone; born 5 September, 1715, married Elijah 

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10 Hannah Stone; born 26 March, 1720, died 7 June, 1720. 

11 Huldah Stone; born 6 July, 1722, died 24 January, 1726. 

Stone - Rice. 

ix David Stone, son of Simon and Mary Whipple 
Stone, remained in Watertown. He is said to have be- 
come blind at the age of twenty-four and remained so 
for the remaining fifty-six years of his life. Notwith- 
standing this great misfortune he was able to do his work 
and care for his family. 

He married 12 December, 1710, Mary Rice. 

Children : 

1 Mercy Stone; born 2 February, 1713, married 19 Ausrust, 
1736, Rev. David Goddard of Leicester. 

2 Mary Stone; born 9 December, 1715. 

3 Ruth Stone; married Nathaniel Stone. 

Stone - Eddy. 

xi ® Jonathan Stone, (<DSimon, CDSimon), youngest 
son of Simon and Mary Whipple Stone, lived on the old 
home place in Watertown. He was one of the pro- 
prietors committee, selectman in 1724-27, and ensign 
of the military company in 1730. 

He married Rutii Eddy 15 November, 1699. She 

died 7 October, 1702, and he married Mary , 

who died 24 January, 1720. He then married on the 
15 November, 1720, Mary Bright Coolidge. She died 

He had one child by his first wife, Ruth Eddy Stone. 

1 Jonathan Stone; born 1702, married 25 February, 1724, 
Hannah Jennison. 

And to Jonathan and Mary Bright Coolidge were 

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Children : 

1 Hepzibah Stone; born 9 August, 1722, died ^ 

14 April. 1723. U . 

2 Ann Stone; born 9 August, 1722; married f^'^^^ns- 
Jonas Stone. -^ 

3 Moses Stone; born 16 December, 1723, married Hannah 
Tainter, daughter of Captain John Tainter of Water- 
town. • 


V John Stone, son of Simon and Joan Clarke Stone, 
resided in Watertown where he was deacon of the church. 
In 1687 and 1690 he was town clerk and selectman in 

He married Sarah Bass, youngest daughter of Samuel 
and Anne Bass of Braintree. After his death she mar- 
ried Joseph Penniman. 

To John and Sarah Bass Stone were given 


i Sarah Stone; born October^ 1663, married IS December, 

1681, Manning Sawin. 
ii Joanna Stone; born 11 January, 1665, married 9 May, 

1693, Simon Tainter, died 1731. 
iii John Stone; born 15 December, 1666, married Thankful 

iv Ann Stone; born 8 August, 1668, married November, 

1693, Samuel Capen. 
V Mary Stone; born 14 September, 1670, died 25 June, 1691, 

vi Elizabeth Stone; born 13 November, 1672, married 17 

November, 1692, John Barnard, 
vii Samuel Stone; born 14 February, 1674, married Elizabeth 

prior to 1705. 

viii Hepzibah Stone; born 5 May, 1677, married 7 January, 

1701, John Morse, 
ix Deborah Stone; born 25 February, 1680, married 9 June, 

1703, Ephraim Cutter. 
X Rebecca Stone; born 29 August, 1682, married John Mad- 
dock of Boston. 

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2 Gregory Stone was another son of David and 
Ursula Stone and a brother of Simon Stone. He was 
bom in Much Bromley, Essex Co., England, about 1592, 
but moved to Nayland on the banks of the River Stour 
in Suffolk Co., where he resided prior to his coming 
to America, which was about the same as Simon's. His 
name is on the list of Townsmen of Watertown in 1636-7, 
but he finally settled at Cambridge, Mass., his dwelling 
being only a little more than a mile distant from that 
of his brother, Simon, whose estate in Watertown was 
just on the boundary line between Watertown and Cam- 
bridge. He died in Cambridge 30 November, 1672, at the 
age of eighty years. 

Gregory Stone was married twice in Nayland, Eng- 
land. His first wife was Margaret Garrad, whom he 
married 20 July, 1617. She died 4 August, 1626. She 
became the mother of his first four 

I John Stone; Baptized, 31 July, 16ia 
II Daniel Stone; Baptized, 15 August, 1620. 

III David Stone; Baptized, 22 September, 1622. 

IV Elizabeth Stone; Baptized, 3 October, 1624, died 6 
August, 1626. 

He married the second time Mrs. Lydia Cooper, a 
widow with two children, John Cooper and Lydia Fiske 
Cooper. She was from Dedham, Essex Co., England, 
which is a distance of about eight miles from Nayland. 

To Gregory and Lydia Cooper Stone were bom three 

I Elizabeth Stone; Baptized 6 March, 1628. 
II Samuel Stone; Baptized 4 February, 1630. 
Ill Sarah Stone; Baptized 8 February, 1632. 

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(New England Branch.) 



1 Amaza Stxme, an American engineer and capital- 
ist and bridge builder^ was bom in Massachusetts. He 
joined the Howe in building and improved trust bridge. 
He built a bridge on the Connecticut River at SpringviUe, 
Mass.; built the Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati 
Railroad ; amassed a fortune bequeathed to build and equip 
Adelbeft College at Cleveland; and introduced many im- 
provements in bridge building. — Nelson's Encyclopedia. 

Thomas Lute Stone was an American Journalist and 
Historical writer. 

Noah Stone was in the department of County Court 
in New Hampshire in 1796-79. 

Samuel Hartfort Stone helped to subdue the Piquot 
Indians and broke the power of the tribe. Hartford, 
Conn., was afterwards named in honor of him. — National 

Thomas Treadwell Stone was one of the first min- 
isters of Salem, Mass. 

Among the number of Revolutionary veterans were: 

Ensigne Sturgeon Stone of the Second Massachusetts 
Bay Regiment, 1 November, 1777. 

Lieut. Jonath Stone of the Fifth Massachusetts Bay 
Regiment, 1 January, 1777. 

Capt. Nathaniel Stone of Fifth Massachusetts Bay 
Regiment, 1777-80. 

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Seargent David Stone at the surrendw of Burgoine, 
Capt Moor's Company. 

Capt Ruf us Stone, grandson of Jonathan Stone, 1778. 

Corporal Abraham Stone in Massachusetts troops 
was at Bunker Hill under Washington. 

Gabriel Stone was under Capt Sullivan. 

William Stone, a soldier at White Plain, Germantown, 
Vall^ Forge, Mon Mouth in 1780, at West Point. 

Among the veterans of the War of 1812 were : 
First Lieutenant William Stone, 26 June, 1813. 
Comett Henry Stone, 1814. 

There was a William Milo Stone, Governor of Iowa 
in 1864-8. He was in the Civil War on the Federal side. 
He was bom in New York in 1827. He was an eye- 
witness to the shooting of Abraham Lincoln; was also 
pallbearer. He was elected to the office of Governor by 
the Republican Party. He was in Washington at the 
time of Lincoln's death, where he had gone to hold con- 
ference with President Lincoln. He married a Miss 
Matthews, daughter of his former partner in law. 


Among the London artists was Frank Stone, who 
died 1869, was associated with Thackery, the poet, Camp- 
bell and Rodgers, intimate friends of Dickens, often as- 
sisting in their theatricals. 

Edward Stone, bom in London, educated in Cam- 
bridge, was an astronomer and fellow of his college in 
1859; appointed chief of the royal observatory in 1860; 
succeeded Sir Thomas McLear as royal astronomer in 
Cape Good Hope. He became Dr. of Science from Uni- 
versity of Padua in 1870. — Royal Astronomical Society. 

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Francis Stone, bom in London, was a meritorious di- 
vine, son of Arthur Stone. No one could face difficulties 
with more courage, none overcome them with more ad- 
dress, and he was known to hold command of the turbu- 
lent spirits in tempestuous seasons. 

Jerome Stone was a linguist and poet. He died early. 

Alf ord Stone of London was a very distinguished mu- 
sician and choir leader of St. Paul's Cathedral. 

John Stone, a name that repeats itself frequently 
in history, was one of the first settlers of Guilford, Conn. 
He came over in ship Bachelor's Delight from London, 
Robert Greenway as commander. — ^Library of Congress. 

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Fortis et FiJelis 
Fitzgerald Coat-of-Arms. 

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The Geraldines were originaUy pure Irish of Celtic 
origin, but, after intermarriage with the Normans, who, 
in the words of the Chronicler, became more Irish than the 
Irish themselves, th^ became of Norman extraction, and 
it was after this relationship took place that the Ger- 
aldines adopted the prefix, Fitz. 

The Normans were descendants of Benjamin, the 
youngest of Jacob and Rachel, and were distinguished for 
bravery and were called '^Mighty Men of Valor." The Cel- 
tic Iridi were of the house of Dan, the first bom of Jacob 
and Rachel, and as Dan and Benjamin are united strength 
of character, nobility of soul, and sublimity of thought, 
these come to their descendants by right of inheritance, 
and are widely diffused. 

This natural union approached the Irish nation, the 
union of royalty and spirituality, the combining of good 
with better, love and sincerity, that Irish clan nobility, 
the union of her children that are bom under the breadth 
of her skies, fed by the fatness of her fields and nour- 
ished by the civilization of her dead. She lives in the 
hearts of men who see in Ireland a ground made sacred 
by the rare intensity of human life. Every inch of it is 
one of the richest possessions that has been bequeathed 
by the people of the land. 


Crest — ^A Chevalier in complete armour on horse- 
back at full speed, his sword and beaver up proper, all 
tinctured in its natural color. 

Anna — Erm., a saltier gules, charged with a cross 
f ormee, arg. 

Motto— Fortis et Fidelis. 

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Familiar to many of our students is the history of 
Lord Edward Fitzgerald of noble descent, bom in 1765, 
and died 1798. He was the youngest son of a family of 
seventeen children of the Duke of Leinster, James 
Fitzgerald and wife, Mary. He married Parmelia de Gen- 
lis, who was related by marriage to the O'Connors, O'Neils, 
and O'Briens, an iUustrious lineage. 

Lord Edward Fitzgerald joined the English Army 
and came to America in 1781, was wounded at the Battle 
of Eutah Springs, later served in the New Brunswick, 
journeying by compass to Detroit and came down tiie 
Mississippi to New Oreleans. To be an English officer he 
found he was compelled to serve against the American 
colonies, with whom he deeply iqrmpathized in their strug- 
gle for independence, besides the ties of relationship of 
those who had preceded him here, and he finally became 
an enthusiastic revolutionist. He returned to Ireland, how- 
ever, and organized a secret rising of united Irishmen 
to protect their religious freedom, but was soon found 
out and killed. 

Lord Edward Fitzgerald was one of the most unselfish 
and noble-hearted patriots that Ireland ever produced. 
The greatest enemy of the cause which he emulated has 
never ventured to cast a slur on the memory of Lord 
Edward. He was amiable, noble, unselfish, high-minded, 
and chivalrous. At that junction he was the one appar^it 
to lead Ireland to victory had it pleased divine providence 
to relieve her of her yoke of oppression. Had he lived 
another day he would have been placed at the head of the 
brave men of Kildare and Wexford, who, in a few days 
later, devoted themselves heroically but hopelessly for their 
country. When Lord Edward became an enthusiastic 
Republican he lost his position in the army on account 
of these political views, all of which lead him to his 

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1 Edmund Fitzgerald was of the house of Lord 
Edward Fitzgerald, bom on board vessel in mid-ocean in 
1745 and died 1848. He is a great grandfather of the 
writer on maternal line. Due to oppression the family was 
on route to America and came to New York first and 
moved from there to Virginia where they settled near 
the Peaks of Ottar in Bedford County and finally moved 
to Pittsylvania County on Bannister River. He married 
Mildred Payne, in 1776. She was bom 1758 and died 
12 March, 1832. 

He was remarkable for his longevity, living to be 
one hundred three years old, and physical manhood. On 
one occasion he was walking in the woods where he was 
encountered by a bear, and, having no weapon with 
which to defend himself, he picked up a pine knot and 
killed the bear through his extraordinary human strength. 

He commenced life a poor boy, but, through economy 
and tofe dealing, accumulated wealth. He bought a 
calf, traded it for a colt, which he placed on a piece of 
land and continued thus to make small deals until he be- 
came a large land owner and owned many slaves. 

He was accustomed to relate incidents of his life to 
his children. He clearly remembered seeing the horse 
that Braddock, the British General, rode on when he was 
killed at the famous Braddock's defeat in the year 1775, 
which was an event in history he never forgot. An- 
other, a strolling fortune-teller warned his mother when he 
was a babe that he, her child, would not live to be 
seven years, but he lived, not only seven, but a period of 

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time covering more than thirty-three years above that 
allotted by the Psalmist 

To Edmund Fitzgerald and Mildred Payne Fitzgerald 
were bom 


I Reuben Fitzgerald; born 21 November, 1777. 
II Nancy Fitzgerald; born 16 June, 1780. 

III James Fitzgerald; born 13 December, 1782. 

IV Elizabeth Fitzgerald; born 21 June, 1785, married James 
Hoskin Stone (See Stone- Fitzgerald). 

V Edmund Fitzgerald; bom 1 May, 1788, married Polly 

VI VSTilliam Fitzgerald, born 21 May, 1791, married Sarah 
VII Samuel Fitzgerald; born 5 August, 1794, married Emily 


V Edmund Fitzgerald, son of Edmund Fitzgerald 
and Mildred Payne Fitzgerald, married Polly (Mollie) 
Cooke of Kentucky and to tliCTi were bom 


i Elizabeth Margarett Fitzgerald; married John Stone, Jr. 
ii James Morgan Fitzgerald; married Fannie White Graves. 

V Edmund Fitzgerald was a very large man, wei^^ed 
three hundred fifty pounds. He grew to be a wealthy 
land and slave owner. 

Fitzgerald - Graves. 

ii James Morgan Fitzgerald, son of Edmund and 
Polly Cooke Fitzgerald, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., 
Va., 7 December, 1817, married Fannie White Graves 
18 June, 1850. He died 1 December, 1855. 

To James Morgan and Fannie W. Graves Fitzgerald 
were given 

1 Jeremiah Graves Fitzgerald; born 20 October, 1851, died 
21 September, 1857. 

2 Edmund Boxly Fitzgerald; born 2 August, 1854. 

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Fitzgerald - Crews. 

2 Edmund Boxly Fitzgerald, son of James Morgan 
Fitzgerald and Fannie White Graves Fitzgerald, married 
Virginia Lewis Crews 18 May, 1879. 

Prom this marriage were bom eleven 
Children : 

I Susan Crews Fitzgerald; born 5 September, 1880, mar- 
ried Dr. Oscar L. Ramsey 7 December, 1910. 
II Fannie White Fitzgerald; born 24 November, 1881, mar- 
ried Walter C. Noell 20 September, 1910. 
Ill Lena Pauline Fitzgerald; born 23 September, 1883. 
IV James Morgan Fitzgerald; born 12 January, 1885, mar- 
ried Mary Womack 11 January, 1910. 
V Kate Fitzgerald; born 22 September, 1886. 
VI Bard E. Fitzgerald; born 4 June, 1888. 
VII Mary E. Fitzgerald; born 22 December, 1889. 
VIII Eugene G. Fitzgerald; born 19 January, 1892. 
IX Edmund B. Fitzgerald; born 4 January, 1894. 
X Virginia L. Fitzgerald; born 31 August, 1896. 
XI Helen C. Fitzgerald; born 23 January, 1901. 

2 Edmund Boxly Fitzgerald resides in Elba, Va., was 
educated at Emory and Henry College, Virginia. He has 
the characteristics of the Fitzgerald family, a home body, 
a successful business man, farming, merchandising, mill- 
ing in a special manner, and in all his relations in life 
is happy and contented. He has a large and well finished 
family, loving, united, and in every way well worthy of 
imitation as home builders and ornaments in society. 

ii James Morgan Fitzgerald was reared on his 
father's farm near Riceville in Pittsylvania Co., Va., was 
educated at the University of Virginia. He was quiet and 
reserved in manners, well read in history, fully abreast 
of the times, was scholarly and one who thought the com- 
petent college education was only the beginning of study 
and research. He conducted his large farm on Stanton 
River in Pittsylvania Co. successfully and was beloved by 
all who knew him. Of such is the Virginia type, -studi- 
ous, quiet, unostentatious, substantial, making themselves 

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fully able to meet all emergencies of any character in an 
unassuming, but very decided manner. 


VI William (Buck) Fitzgerald, son of Edmund Fitz- 
gerald and Mildred Payne Fitzgerald, married Sarah 
Jones 15 April, 1813. She died 29 March, 1857. He died 
28 June, 1868. 

To William and Sarah Jones Fitzgerald were added 
Children : 

i Rebecca E. Fitzgerald; born 23 June, 1814. 
ii Mildred P. Fitzgerald; born IS October, 1815, died 2 
, June, 1892. 

iii Nancy Jane Fitzgerald; born 30 April, 1817. 
iv Thomas Fitzgerald; born 16 March, 1818, married Jane 

V Sarah Jane Fitzgerald; born 26 August, 1820, died 18 

August, 1868, single, 
vi Edmund Fitzgerald; born 14 March, 1823. 
vii Martha Fitzgerald; born 30 December, 1825, died 1900, 

viii William Fitzgerald; born 4 February, 1831, died 15 Sep- 
tember, 1854, single. 
tx George Fitzgerald; born 6 November, 1833, died 3 March, 

Fitzgeraid - Thompson. 

iv Thomas Fitzgerald, son of William and Sarah Jones 
Fitzgerald, married Jane Thompson 26 Dec^nber, 18S9. 
She was bom 9 July, 1824, died 11 February, 1900. He 
died 26 May, 1892. 

Children : 

1 William Rawley Fitzgerald; born 7 December, 1840. 

2 George Washington Fitzgerald; born 20 March, 1843. 

3 James Thompson Fitzgerald; born 14 September, 1845. 

4 Sarah Jane Fitzgerald; born 25 January, 1847, died 
31 July, 1882. 

5 John Fitzgerald; born 30 August, 1850. 

6 Samuel Robert Fitzgerald; born 19 September, 1852. 

7 Ellen White Fitzgerald; born 28 December, 1854. 

8 Thomas Jones Fitzgerald; born 22 October, 1863. 

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iv Thomas Fitzgerald was a wealthy land and slave 
owner, one of Virginia's rich planters, a successful citi- 
zen, father, husband. ''Honest Tom" verifiM the same 
characteristics of the entire Fitzgerald family; honesty 
of purpose was strictly practiced. 

Fitzgerald - Motley. 

1 ©William Rawley Fitzgerald, (©Thomas, ©Wil- 
liam, ©Edmund), married Sallie Jane Motley 29 October, 
1869. She was bom 27 May, 1847. 

Children : 

I Sallie Jane Fitzgerald; born IS July, 1872. | . 

II Nannie Pat Fitzgerald; born 15 July. 1872. J ^^*"^ 
III Willie Fitzgerald; born 15 December, 1879. 

1 William Rawley Fitzgerald was a war veteran in 
the Army of Northern Virginia, was in all the principal 
battles, the Battle of Gettysburg, coming through without a 
mark of saber or gun. He was with Gen. Lee when he 
surrendered at Appomattox. Since the war he has trav- 
eled, being a slave to business, at times so overwhelmed 
with business that his mind refused to take rest without 
the aid of narcotic. He is a business man of clear type. 
He is a patriot, having something of tiie characteristics 
of his ancestors of noble, patriotic, chivalrous, and stain- 
less character. 


FitzgercUd - McAnoMy. 

I Sallie Jane Fitzgerald, daughter of William Raw- 
ley and Sallie Jane Motley, married 22 November, 1891, 
Dr. Charles Beauregard McAnally of North Carolina. 
He died 1906. 
Children : 

i William Fitzgerald McAnally; born 24 October, 1893. 

ii Charles Wesley McAnally; born 8 December, 1895. 

iii George Dewey McAnally; born 10 May, 1898. 

iv Alford Loomis McAnally; born 8 June, 1900. 

V Sallie Jane McAnally; born 1 May, 1902. 

vi Charles Beauregard McAnally; born 11 August, 1905. 

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Fitzgerald - Lockhart. 

II Nannie Pat Fitzgerald, second daughter of Wil- 
liam Rawlqr Fitzgerald and Sallie Jane VLoHey Fitz- 
gerald, married Dr. T. E. Lockhart 15 May, 1892. They 
live in Selma, Ala. 

i William David Lockhart; born 22 February, 1893. 

ii Thomas Ernest Lockhart, Jr.; born 23 October, 1895. 

iii George Pittman Lockhart; born 18 September, 1897. 

iv Alice Fitzgerald Lockhart; born 10 April, 1902. 

V Jimmie Motley Lockhart; born 27 March, 1904. 

Fitzgerald - Scott 

5 John Fitzgerald, son of Thomas and Jane Thomp- 
son Fitzgerald, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., ai^d 
married Eliza Scott 20 December, 1877. She was bom 4 
March, 1864, died 17 April, 1884. He married the sec- 
ond time Hattie Lloyd 9 October, 1888. She was bom 23 
August, 1866. 

To John and Eliza Scott Fitzgerald were given 
Children : 

I Thomas Fitzgerald; bom 19 October, 1879. 
II Jimmie Fitzgerald; born 22 May, 1881. 
Ill Leona Fitzgerald; born 12 September, 1882. 

To John and Hattie Lloyd Fitzgerald were bom 
Children : 

I Gracia Fitzgerald; born 30 July, 1889. 

II Clara Fitzgerald; born 14 December, 1890. 

III Winnie Fitzgerald; born 9 January, 1893. 

IV Ollie Fitzgerald; born 12 September, 1894. 

V Lena Fitzgerald; born 19 September, 1897. 
VI John Fitzgerald; born 19 May, 1899. 

VII Icie Fitzgerald; born IS September, 1902. 
VIII Rae Fitzgerald; born 8 October, 1905. 

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Fitzgerald - Wade. 
I Thomas Fitzgerald, son of John and Eliza Scott 
Fitzgerald, was married to Edna Wade 21 September, 
1902. She was bom 9 September, 1887. 

i Edna Fitzgerald; born 12 November, 1905. 

Fitzgerald - Moses. 

7 Ellen White Fitzgerald, daughter of Thomas and 
Jane Thompson Fitzgerald, married Thomas W. P. 
Moses 2 January, 1873. He was bom 6 December, 1847. 

Ellen White Fitzgerald Moses and Thomas W. P. 
Moses were blessed with 
Children : 

I Nora Eugenia Moses; born 10 January, 18!74. 

II George Fitzgerald Moses; born 14 November, 1875. 

III Thomas Postell Moses; born 26 August, 1879. 

IV James Preston Moses; born 15 February, 1882. 
V Janie Roena Moses; born 10 February, 1884. 

VI Daisy Ellen Moses; born 23 May, 1886. 
VII Fred William Moses; born 29 September, 1888. 
VIII Mabel Clair Moses; born 4 August, 1891. 

IX Ernest Alexander Moses; born 14 November, 1893. 
All of the above family live in Chatham, Va. 

Moses - Carter. 

I Nora Eugenia Moses, oldest child of Ellen W. 
Fitzgerald Moses and Thomas W. P. Moses, married Ben- 
jamin F. Carter 15 March, 1894. 


i Ruby Ellen Carter; born 8 September, 1898w 

Moses - Hodnett. 

Ill Thomas Postell Moses married Fannie Hodnett 
18 June, 1906. 

Children : 

i Alice Ellen Moses; born 12 April, 1907, in Norfolk, 
ii Mary Louise Moses; born 3 July, 1910, in Norfolk. 

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Moses - Herrick. 

TV James Preston Moses married Lena Frances 
Herrick 23 May, 1907. 

Fitzgerald - Vandenburgh. 

8 Thomas Jones Fitzgerald, youngest child of 
Thomas and Jane Thompson Fitzgerald, married Hattie 
E. Vandenburgh 19 December, 1888. 

. Childrai: 

I Marion M. Fitzgerald; born 22 September, 1889. 

II Grave Virginia Fitzgerald; born 13 February, 1891. 

Ill Maurice Thomas Fitzgerald; bom 22 April, 1893. 

IV Haile Vanderburgh Fitzgerald; born 20 September, 1899. 


VII Samuel Fitzgerald, son and youngest child of 
Edmund and Mildred Payne Fitzgerald, bom 5 August, 
1794, married Emily Anderson 26 September, 1826, in 
Pitfa^lvania Co., Va. He died 10 May, 1862. She was 
bom 21 May, 1810, and died 30 June, 1888, in Pittsyl- 
vania Co., Va. 

Samuel and Emily Anderson Fitzgerald were blessed 

Children : 

i Edmund Fitzgerald; born 18 August, 1828, died August, 

ii Thomas Anderson Fitzgerald; born 26 February, 1S31, 

died May, 1898. 
iii John Wade Fitzgerald; born 3 March, 1834. 
iv Mildred Ann Fitzgerald; born 12 March, 1837, died 16 

June, 1853, while attending school in Milton, N. C. 
V William Fitzgerald; born 12 February, 1840, died 31, 

March, 1865. 
vi Samuel Fitzgerald; born 16 January, 1843, died May, 19Q5. 
vii Mary Jane Fitzgerald; born 16 April, 1846. 
viii James Banister Fitzgerald; born 16 December, 1849, died 

IS May, 1892. 

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FitzgeraM - Durham. 

ii (DThomas Anderson Fitzgerald ((DSamuel, <DEd- 
mund), whose mother was Emily Anderson Fitzgerald, 
married first Harriet Durham 14 May, 1858, in Halifax 
Co., Va. She was bom 6 May, 1839, and died 12 June, 

To Thomas Anderson and Harriet Durham Fitzgerald 
were bom two 

Children : 

1 Minnie Fitzgerald; born 11 March, 1859, died 25 June, 

2 Pauline Fitzgerald; born 1 March, 1861, died 13 Decem- 
ber, 1862. 

ii Thomas Anderson Fitzgerald married the second 
time, Rebecca Carter, 26 December, 1867. She was bom 
8 June, 1848. 

To Thomas Anderson and Rebecca Carter Fitzgerald 
were given a large family of 

Children : 

1 Emily Fitzgerald; born 25 August, 1869, died 20 June, 

2 Annie Carter Fitzgerald; born 27 February, 1871, died 
1 October, 1873. 

3 Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald; born 30 December, 1872, died 
1 February, 1893. 

4 Sallie Pattie Fitzgerald; born 25 October, 1874, died 
14 March, 1903. 

5 Lillie Fitzgerald; born 11 August, 1876. 

6 Maudfe Fitzgerald; born 12 May, 1878. I ^ . 

7 Blanche Fitzgerald; born 12 May. 187a f ^^"^ 

8 Samuel Jeduthan Fitzgerald; born 13 April, 1880, died 
29 April, 1890. 

9 Daisy Fitzgerald; born 19 March, 1882, died 1 April, 

10 Josie Fitzgerald; born 10 February, 1883. 

11 Margaret Wesley Fitzgerald; born 1 December, 1885. 

12 Geraldine Fitzgerald; born 26 May, 1887. 

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FitzgeraM - Pattan. 

1 Minnie Fitzgerald, first bom of Thomas Anderson 
Fitzgerald and Harriet Durham Fitzgerald, married a 
Patton 8 October, 1889. 


I Fitzgerald Eliza Patton; born 1 December, 1891. 

FitzgeraM - Walton. 

5 Lillie Fitzgerald, daughter of Thomas Anderson 
Fitzgerald and Rebecca Carter Fitzgerald, married a Wal- 
ton 8 February, 1904. 

Children : 

I Dorothy Carter Walton; born 20 November, 1904, died 

2 February. 1908. 
II Doris Walton; born 14 September, 1909. 

Fitzgerald - Reaves. 

6 Maude Fitzgerald married a Reaves 1 January, 

Children : 

I Emily Calaway Reaves; born 6 December, 1904. 
II Thomas Fitzgerald Reaves; born 12 January, 1907. 
Ill Annie Margaret Reaves; born 12 August, 1909. 

Fitzgerald - Neal. 

7 Blanche Fitzgerald, another daughter of Thomas 
Anderson and Rebecca Carter Fitzgerald, married a Neal 
21 April, 1900. 

Children : 

I Annie Elizabeth Neal; born 21 May, 1901. 

II Rebecca Maude Neal; born 14 July, 1903. 

Ill Courtney Watson Neal; born 30 May, 1908. 

ii Thomas Anderson Fitzgerald was reared in Pitt- 
sylvania Co., Va., attended school at Shockoe with Ar- 
mistead Shelton Nowlin as teacher. Afterward he spent two 
yeltrs in HoUins Institute, then entered the University 

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of Virginia, from which he graduated. He was very 
studious, conscientious, and charitable. It was hard for 
him to think evil of anyone and rather than censure 
he would say, "We do not know the circumstances, we 
cannot judge." He was known as "Honest Tom" Fitz- 
gerald because of his strictly honest intentions. One 
of the firm he worked for said that he would agree 
to eat every pound of tobacco that he would weigh 
wrong. He was a faithful Christian, loved church work, 
attended to his duties faithfully. 

He was a land and slave owner. For a few years 
he engaged in the mercantile business. At his father's 
death he sold his store and took charge of his mother's 
farm until released by a brother. He turned over the 
affairs to him and went to teaching, which vocation he 
followed about twelve years, after which he entered the 
warehouse business at Danville, in which he was en- 
gaged some time, working for the same business firm 
all the time. 

The wife of Thomas Anderson Fitzgerald, Rebecca 
Carter Fitzgerald, is the mother of a large family. She 
has many of the characteristics of the Stone family, 
from which grand old tree she is a twig. Her expe- 
riences have been in a general way such as come to 
motherhood, much happiness, many cares, and much 
sorrow caused by the death of her husband and children, 
but rejoices tx> feel that she may be reunited with them 
again in the morning of the first resurrection. 

"For well we know this mortal sphere 

Is but a brief probation, 
Oh! may we then be faithful here 

And gain an exaltation." 

Fitzgerald - Gregory. 

iii John Wade Fitzgerald, son of Samuel and Emily 
Anderson Fitzgerald, was bom in Pittsylvania Co., Va., 

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married Martha Smith Gregory, 16 December 1867. She 
was bom 2S August, 1836, in the same county. 

John Wade and Martha S. Gregory Fitzgerald were 

Children : 

1 Samuel Lewis Fitzgerald; born 20 July, 1859, died 1861. 

2 John Edmund Fitzgerald; born 21 December, 1860, died 
12 July. 1891. 

3 Mildred Ann Fitzgerald; born 25 April, 1863, died 30 
September, 1881. 

4 William Robert Fitzgerald; bom 16 March, 1865. 

5 Mary Emma Fitzgerald; born 19 November, 1868, mar- 
ried 20 December, 1902. 

iii John Wade Fitzgerald was a highly respectable 
citizen and had for his friends all who knew him. He 
was a devout member of the Baptist Church since young 
manhood. He held different offices, clerk, collector, and 
superintendent of Mt Tabor Church for many years. He 
and his wife were students of the school taught by Ar- 
mistead Shelton Nowlin at Shockoe. 

He has been a very successful farmer and owns a 
large land estate. He was also a slave owner. He 
joined the first Volunteers, Company "I," of the Eigh- 
teenth Virginia Regiment, 24 April, 1861, but due to 
poor health, Which affected his marching, he put in a 
substitute the second year. He has never been very 
strong, but with prudence and temperance, at the age 
of seventy-seven he is active and energetic. 

Fitzgerald - Bclss. 

3 Mildred Ann Fitzgerald, third child and first 
daughter of John Wade and Martha S. Gregory Fitzgerald, 
graduated at Thomasville, N. C, married first R. E. 
Bass. He died 20 December, 1890. She remained with 
her parents until June, 1901, when she married Dr. T. L. 
A. Kent. 

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To Mildred Ann Fitzgerald and R. E. Bass were 

Children : 

I Nannie Bass; graduated, then lived with mother, Mrs. 
II Fitzgerald Bass; resides with grandfather, married and 
has one child, Martha Baker Bass. 

To Mildred Ann Fitzgerald and Dr. T. L. A. Kent were 


I Budge Kent. 
II Stephen Kent. 

FitzgeroM - Wood. 

5 Mary Emma Fitzgerald, last child of John Wade 
and Martha S. Gregory Fitzgerald, married Rev. M. L. 
Wood. They have two 

I John Eddie Wood. 
II Matthew Leland Wood. 
The above family reside in Hunting, West Virginia. 

V William Fitzgerald, son of Samuel and Emily An- 
derson Fitzgerald, was a good boy and his first experi- 
ences in school were remarkable for his studious habits 
and fair deportment toward his schoolmates which was 
a true index to his after life. The writer knew him 
from early boyhood and had fair opportunity of esti- 
mating his worth. 

He was a constant investigator of the times and 
took a decided stand on his native country, the South. 
He held himself ready to defend the right when the call 
came, having previously become a member of a volunteer 
company, the Spring Garden Blues. Throughout his 
long service extending nearly four years, no man could 
have sustained a better character as a brave soldier or 
more unsullied in a moral point of view. He was Lieu- 
tenant commanding his company when he was killed in 
1866 at Hatches Run. His body was never recovered. . 

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Fitzgerald - Hardwick. 

vi (D Samuel Fitzgerald (d) Samuel, (D Edmund), whose 
mother was Emily Anderson Fitzgerald, bom in Pitbsgrl- 
vania Co., Va., married Henrietta Hardwick of Buckinsr- 
ham Co., Va., 26 March, 1871. She was bom 6 December, 
1851. He served through the Civil War and was taken 
prisoner at the close. She now lives with her unmarried 
children in Lsoichburg. 

To Samuel and Henrietta Hardwick Fitzgerald were 

Children : 

1 Mary L. Fitzgerald; born 3 March, 1872. 

2 Hortense Fitzgerald; born 24 November, 1874, married 
Wyatt Corbin, 1910. 

3 William H. Fitzgerald; born 24 February, 1878l 

4 Rev. John Thomas Fitzgerald; born 6 May, 1880. 

5 Alice Fitzgerald; born 9 September, 1885. 

6 Howard B. Fitzgerald; born 13 June, 1887. 

7 Emily B. Fitzgerald; born 2 January, 1889. 

8 Alford A. Fitzgerald; born 14 August, 1890. 

9 James B. Fitzgerald; born 21 July, 1892. 

10 Frank B. Fitzgerald; born 23 May, 1896. 

Fitzgercdd - Neal. 

1 Mary L. Fitzgerald married William D. Neal in 
1890. He was bom 16 September, 1866. 

Children : 

I Thomas Fitzgerald Neal; born 15 December, 1891. 

11 Mary Maud Neal; born 4 March, 1893. 
Ill Willie Burdett Neal; born 29 January, 1895. 

IV Robert Douglas Neal; born 14 January. 1897, died 2 

August, 189a 
V Hugh Downey Neal; born 20 June, 1898. 
VI Eben Rexford Neal; born 14 October, 1903. 

4 Rev. John Thomas Fitzgerald, son of Samuel and 
Henrietta Hardwick Fitzgerald, is a Baptist minister and 
professor in the High School at Williamsburg, Ey. He is 
a man who has great regard for his kindred, with that 

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clan spirit of the Irish coupled with that high-class, 
Southern social nature which makes him an all-around, 
clever kinsman. 

Fitzgerald - Thompson. 

6 Alice Fitzgerald, daughter of Samuel and Hen- 
rietta Hardwick Fitzgerald, married Harry D. Thompson 
12 November, 1903. 

Children : 

I Mary Lee Thompson; born 6 October, 1904. 
II Nettie Eloise Thompson; born 10 July, 1907. 

Fitzgerald - Moore. 

8 Alford A. Fitzgerald, son of Samuel and Hen- 
rietta Hardwick Fitzgerald, married Virginia Moore in 


I Louise Fitzgerald; born 27 February, 1910. 

Fitzgerald - Brown. 

vii Mary Jane Fitzgerald, daughter of Samuel and 
Emily Anderson Fitzgerald, married 81 May, 1870, in 
Pittsylvania Co., Va., to Rev. Joseph S. Brown of Am- 
herst Co., Va. He was bom 31 August, 1827. He died 
18 July, 1887. 
They were blessed with 

Children : 

1 Abram Burwell Brown; born 6 May, 1871, single, farmer. 

2 Samuel Fitzgerald Brown; bom 7 July, 1872, single, 

3 Joseph Harvey Brown; born 14 September, 1875, died 
11 April, 1906, single. 

vii Mary Jane Fitzgerald Brown is a typical house- 
wife. She has lived all her life on the old Fitzgerald 
homestead where her ancestors are buried in Pittsylvania 
Co., Va. She has had two cooks in thirty-four years; 

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has had some of the old family servants on the place 
all the time since the Civil War. This is, however, true 
to Southern blood to treat their servants in a way that 
they still remain true even in freedom. But this does 
not corroborate with the statement given by Harriet 
Beecher Stowe relative to the Southern Mistress, but is 
correct as only true Southern people understand. 

Her husband, Rev. Joseph S. Brown, was in the 
Civil War as Chaplain, but, owing to his having weak 
voice, did not preach a great deal. Most of his life 
was spent in teaching. He had a sensative, nervous 
mind which he had cultivated in the highest degree. He 
was a linguist, master of Greek, Hebrew, Latin, San- 
skrit and Arabia. His greatest delight was in the study of 
their literature. He died at the residence of Mrs. 
Emily Fitzgerald, Monday, 18 July, 1887. Funeral was 
preached by Rev. Henry Petty on the following Tues- 
day, and his remains interred in the Fitzgerald famUy 
burying lot. 

Fitzgerald - Hard/wick. 

viii ® James Banister Fitzgerald (©Samuel, ® Ed- 
mund), youngest child of Samuel and Elmily Ander- 
son Fitzgerald, married Hattie E. Hardwick of Buck- 
ingham Co., Va., 8 October, 1874. She died June 1897. 

James Banister and Hattie E. Hardwick Fitzger- 
ald were blessed with 

Children : 

1 Samuel Taylor Fitzgerald; born 4 July, 1875, single, 
in business in Lynchburg, Va. 

2 James William Fitzgerald; born 6 April, 1877, married 
4 December, 1906. 

3 George Hardwick Fitzgerald; born November, 1879, is a 
merchant in Shockoe, Va. 

4 Hattie Gertrude Fitzgerald; born 13 January, 1881, mar- 
ried 17 December, 1907. 

5 Mattie Maud Fitzgerald; born 3 June, 1884. 

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All the sons of Samuel Fitzgerald were veterans of 
the Civil War except James Banister, who was not old 
enough to enlist 

Fitzgerald - Gregory. 

2 James William Fitzgerald, son of James Banister 
and Hattie E. Hardwick Fitzgerald, married Mary Lizzie 
Gregoiy, daughter of Sallie Stone Gregory, 4 Decem- 
ber, 1906. 

Children : 

I James William Fitzgerald, Jr.; born 25 October, 1907. 
II Robert Gregory Fitzgerald; born 10 February, 1910. 

Fitzgerald - Howell. 

4 Hattie Gertrude Fitzgerald, daughter of James 
Banister and Hattie E. Hardwick Fitzgerald, married 
Edward Howell, 16 December, 1907. They reside in 
Roanoke, Va. 


I Edward Fitzgerald Howell; born 23 April, 1910. 

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1 ®Hart J. Fitzgerald (® Jerome B., ©Thomas), was 
bom 20 December, 1860, at Granby, Newton Co., Mo. He 
is a son of Jerome B. Fitzgerald, a prominent lawyer late 
of Niles, Michigan. His grandfather, Thomas Fitzgerald, 
of 1776-1855, was an American lawyer and politician, 
bom in Germantown, N. Y. He served under Gen. W. H. 
Harrison in the War of 1812, was admitted to the New 
York bar, removed to Indiana and there became a mem- 
ber of he State legislature, then later moved to Michi- 
gan. He represented that state in the U. S. Senate and 
was a prominent party in Michigan in 1837. He afterward 
became a regent in the University of Michigan. 

Hart J. Fitzgerald attended the public schools of 
Niles, Mich., until 1878, at which time he moved to Mus- 
catine, Iowa. He took an active part in politics from a 
young man and became looked upon as one of his party 
leaders in his part of that rock-ribbed Republican state. 
He was elected Clerk of his county on the Democratic 
ticket at a time when the country was strongly Re- 
publican. He served two terms in that capacity until 
1887 and declined a renomination for a third term. 
After this he moved to Chicago to complete his educa- 
tion. He took his residence there in 1890 and gradu- 
ated from the law department of Lake Forest Univer- 
sity and was admitted to the bar of the State of Illi- 
nois. In the spring of 1907 Mr. Fitzgerald moved to 
Salt Lake City and was admitted to the bar of the State 
of Utah, where he is now practicing his profession. 
There he has acquired property, is heavily interested 
in land, mining, and milling companies, and . several 
large irrigation projects in Utah and Nevada. He is 

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an active member of the Deseret Camp, No. 406, Wood- 
man of the World, member of the Society of the Sons of 
the American Revolution. He resides with his family 
in a nice, substantial home, situate at No. 1268 East 
South Temple street, Salt Lake City. 

He is a man of marked business ability, and as a 
public officer fills his duties most satisfactorily. He 
is practically a newcomer to Utah, yet through his en- 
terprise he has and is doing much in the way of up- 
building the industrial development of the State, and the 
city and community is indeed fortunate to have such 
a man as its citizen. 

The ancient ancestral line of Hart J. Fitzgerald 
points back to Gerald De Windsor, the father of the 
Geraldines, the author of the prefix, Fitz, to the name 
after their intermarriage with the Normans. From 
the Geraldine impress, the individuality, resemblance. 
Hart J. Fitzgerald is no doubt a lineal descendant of 
the O'Hart (Nominations) family, to which all Celtic 
lines refer, and while the link of relationship has not 
been definitely lineated with the Virginia Fitzgeralds, 
yet it is sufficiently positive that his descendants are 
related to them 

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My Very Dear Kindred: 

The delay in bringing forth this work is with deep 
regret, but many obstacles of a providential nature have 
interfered, too numerous in detail to relate. Trust you 
will pardon for keeping you in wait ^ 

We now close our pleasant interview through the 
medium of the pen, which has been the means of an 
extensive acquaintance that might not have occurred 
otherwise. In this I have learned: 

"How many noble lives are never known 
Save but to one who all their virtues own." 

Besides aiding me generously in the history, we 
have had a communion of spirits which has been a con- 
tinual feast for some time, bringing about many fond 
recollections of the past events and furnishing them 
for farther investigation. With many of you I have 
been personally acquainted, the thought of which I 
cherish in memory; of others I have formed an esti- 
mate through our correspondence and have weighed 
the result often with an involuntary exclamation, God 
bless you! and I do thank each and every one of you 
for your liberal contribution, your responsive effort 
to sacredly regard the principal that it is based upon 
and to which this work has been devoted. At times 
all seemed at slow pace, but your encouraging words 
have urged me on to greater effort, to seek new ave- 
nues for more history, to glean from other sources. 
But my great aim has been to search out the line, 
then the family record, with a bit of their history, 
not only to restore the lost link, but to put forth their 
lives' work as it is, and while it may appear that I have 
been overzealous in portraying their lives, yet I felt that 
they richly deserved all I gave them. 

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"When you and I were young, Mattie." 

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It has been the custom heretofore in some instances 
to drop out the daughters in the geneological history, 
but in this one they have figured largely, and, as 
man is not without the woman, she rules in her sphere as 
a helper to sway the scepter of power and peace in her 
many callings, to aid with the pen, in finances, influ- 
ence religiously, morally, politically, or otherwise, and 
as a mother, wife, sister, and character builder, the 
demands are without limit. 

I submit this work to you and trust you will feel 
an interest in its correlation, as it has been through 
painstaking and much research that I have obtained 
what is now on hand, which includes a greater por- 
tion of the descendants of the Southern Lineage, the 
overlines and many branches of the Northern Line, each 
connected with their early ancestors with few excep- 
tions. With me this has been a work of profound in- 
terest and love, that of bringing our illustrious kindred 
face to face with their lives' experience. 

A most pleasing' thought is that the substance from 
which this volume is taken is fully established from au- 
thentic history of the ancient line and from the mouth 
of two or more authors of the modem, yet there is 
room for mistakes unawares, and if any of these rec- 
ords I have given incorrectly, I pray your leniency, as 
records of the same lines, but secured from different 
sources vary, and as there is no rule for spelling proper 
names, I have adopted the analysis given by the one 
who furnished the record. 

In all my research I have never traced a more illus- 
trious line than the ancient lineage of the American 
Nowlins. The supremest moments of my life have been 
in writing these pages and making the researches. The 
little time I have had for this special work has been 
fraught with hindrances, but if I have given pleasure 
to any, I feel rewarded for the effort. 

The perspective view aws our comprehension, wide 
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these we learn the vastness of nobility, the leaven of 
executive powers, and the problems affecting the wdfare 
of the masses. Their loyalty and leadership have made 
widespread fame of men of the hour, a people of splen- 
did scholarship, discernment, and preparedness for emer- 
gencies. They were worthy ancestors of nobility, who, 
through unselfish desires, planned such great possibili- 
ties. In the multitude of thoughts that flood my brain 
when I reflect upon the significance of these kindred 
and study their lineage, the characteristics, its strength, 
and then its weakness, I find much to engender a whole- 
some racial pride, which is a safeguard that tends 
to make a people incapable of pettiness of thought, 
but soar above the common, who have not learned the 
dignity and honors of a clean descent and the essentials 
of good American citizenship. 

Now with three distinct lines portrayed, we have 
the milk of a grand concourse of people. In my 
mother's line, the Stones of true English descent of 
pure Anglo Saxon type and Danish extraction, and 
her mother's pure Irish from a royal line, royalty is 
designated in high degree. Ttieir distinctive line, far- 
reaching fame, with ruling powers and principalities was 
successively down to the sixteenth century. Indeed, we 
are the offspring in the distance of Milesius, the direct 
ancestor of Ireland, and how loyal were his successors 
to the freedom of their country! At this period of 
time they were inspired to come to a land of prom- 
ise and sacred birth. 

"Oh, Thou Great Elohim, thy ways to men 
Inscrutible; so far beyond their ken, 
Thou art divine ; thy powers wonderful ; 
To human minds incomprehensible." 

After all earthly distinctions of rare seats of honor, 
we have much to reflect upon as a family: to lay 
down all tradition and errors and become an humble 
disciple of the Meek and Lowly, that He may be a 

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living presence to us; to get in the straight and nar- 
row way that leads us back to God; to gain by an ex- 
perience through humility an exaltation in the pres- 
ence of Father and Son. May we all obtain that faith 
promoting power in the world to make us master spirits of 
sublime fortitude; to bask in the life-giving light 
of this glorious Gospel; to abide the time of the re- 
appearance of the Prince of Peace as certain verities 
with as much real as His birth and crucifixion. May 
the glad refrain of the Angelic host at His birth become 
a universal chorus reverberating over the earth to be 
materialized in our lives fully. 

"Let music wave to all the world 
And every land and nation hear." 

While I feel I am nearing the finish of this mor-^ 
tal career, and with others will soon have passed behind 
the veil, I desire in this to leave my peace with you. 
May God grant each of you the guiding light for your 
safety through all time and all eternity, and may each 
of us be united finally in our Father's kingdom in a 
high degree of glory as the fruit of a worthy ancestry of 
noble magnitude is the prayer of 

Your humble kinsman, 


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Adams, Annie Floyd 441 

Annie U A. 441 

Annie L^ Stokes 441 

Annie M. Dornin 97 

Bmma Lawson 441 

(3eraldine de Gourine 441 

Dp. J. A. 69 

Jennie S. Nowlin 69 

John Carroll 97 

John O., Jp 97 

Kirkwood Floyd 441 

Mary Reeves 461 

Thomas Stokes 441 

Thomas Stunstall 441 

Thomas Stunstall, Jr 441 

Akers, Berry Husrhes 285 

Fanny R. B. Smith 285 

John Thomas 286 

Marion Casady 286 

Mary Malinda 286 

Susan Smith 286 

Albert, Liowery 276 

Nannie R. Nowlin 276 

Allen, Damila Baxter 826 

Cyrus 884 

Hannah McKar^er 884 

Ambercronie, Flora Thomas 221 

William R. 221 

Anderson, Andrew 809 

Anna Barnard 157 

Burwell 869 

Carrie 809 

Fred 808, 809 

Henry BgrfiTleBton 461 

James 461 

James William 461 

Mary B. V. 461 

Mary Wentworth 461 

Rebecca J i 468 

Stella 809 

Anffus, Danerie 212 

Dovle N. 212 

J. C 212 

John 212 

Gladys 212 

Ardlnerer, Estella B. Shacklef ord . . . 282 

Bufirenia Dixie 282 

Frances BI Tucker 282 

Horace Chester 282 

James Berry 282 

John P. 281.282 

Lucy C. Smith 281 

Iiucy Kathryn 282 

Mary Smith 281 

Minnie B. Starr 282 

Nell Shacklef ord 282 

Robert Chalmers 282 

Armstrong, Buron Nowlin 60 

J. Ed 69 

Ruth 69 

Sallle Blanche 69 

Arnold, Lucy Thompson 826 

Manning 826 


Ashlier, Alta Vista 226 

Jared 226 

Jessie 225 

Mary A. D 226 , 

Oscar 225 " 

William a 225 

Avery, Clara Martin 271 

Katie Price Jefferson 271 

Ohma H. 271 

Ohma H., Jr 271 


Bain, Frank P 169 

Kittle a Thornton 159 

Bangrs, David 4»a 

Eunice Stone 482 

Seth 482 

Thankful Stone 482 

Bannister Mae P. Dow 169 

Mary Josephine 159 

Robert 169 

Barksdale, Beverly 460 

Mary 460 

Peter 460 

Barnard, Elixabeth Stone 484 

John 484 

Barratt, David 88 

Elvira 88 

Franklin 88 

Jane Board 88 

Joseph 88 

Lucy 88 

Mary 88 

Barrow, Sallie Cassie Nowlin 812 

Barton, Bertha 188 

Clifford 188 

Emma W. Nowlin 184, 188 

Hluron 188 

Marjorie 188 

Nellie 188 

William 184, 188 

Bass, Fitsfferald 608 

Mildred A. Fits^erald 608 

Nannie 608 

R. El 608 

Baswell, Elizabeth Nowlin 808 

Emma 808 

Georgre 808 

John W. 808 

Leland 808 

Bates, Allen Miller 226, 227 

Ann E. Miller 228. 226 

Anna May 227 

Bessie Cawthorne 227 

Carl William 226 

Carrie May 280 

Celia Ann 228 

Charles Flemln^r 228, 226 

Charles Frank 227 

Claud Allen 226 

Bffle May 228,280 

Ella Elston 280 

Ella Zerilda 227 

Elsie J. EMdy 227 

Eudora Ellen 228 

Digitized by 





Bates, Eugene Field 227 

E. V. Grant 228 

Floyd Cooper 227 

Grace May 220 

H&rry Lavecgffne 227 

Henrietta Frances 228 

Kennith Stanford 230 

Leslie EX 227 

Lloyd Cooper 227 

Lucy Peyton 223 

Lucy Price 227 

Lula Adams 230 

Maerarie May F 226 

Mary Cooper 227 

Mary Miller 223.228 

Mary Susan 223, 229 

Nancy Enizabeth 223.229 

Ollva Catherine 223. 229 

Richard Wade 223,228 

Robert Lee 226 

Ronald Allen 227 

Sallle MAgeie 227 

Sallle Mary 228 

Sarah El McLothlln 226 

Susie 227 

Vera EUla 230 

Virginia Eveline 223.229 

Virgrlnla Ollva Catherine 223 

William D 178. 223. 230 

William James 223. 230 

William Melvln 227 

William Nowlin 230 

Zerilda C. Nowlin 178. 223 

Baxter. Damila 326 

Harrison ^ 326 

Joseph 326 

Lavlna 326 

Lovica 326 

Raswell 326 

Rosanah Nowlin 326 

Stephen 826 

Beadleston. Emma Nowlin 316. 326 

Georgre 826 

Grade 326 

Harriet L. Tyler 326 

Hattle 326 

John 316. 326 

Malisa 329 

Martha Nowlin 326 

Mary Jane 329 

Nancy 326 

Olive 326 

Rowena 327 

Silas 327 

Stephen 326 

Thoda LappeuB 326 

Thomas 326 

Beale. Alice 427 

Beckett. Anna M. Nowlin 61 

Catherine 62 

Christine 62 

Elisabeth 62 

Mattie Grace 62 

Samuel Nathan 61 

Bennett. Alfred D 274 

Hettle R. Berg^er 274 

Bentley, John 62 

Julia Nowlin 52 

Berg-er. Abraham 273 

Alison 273 

Amos 159 

Anna 238, 240 

Annie 274 

Annie Elizabeth 421 


Berger, Annie Sutherland 272 

Buckie 41» 

Catherine 278 

Catherine Nowlin 238,272 

Catherine P 264.265 

Christlanna 238 

Clack Stone 419.421 

Daniel 238.286 

Daniel Wade 264 

David 272. 273 

Rev. David 238 

David Crispin 273 

Dillie E. McLane 204 

Effie D. White 421 

Elizabeth 272 

Ellxabeth J 288, 263 

Elizabeth Nowlin Jones 238 

Elvira Thomas 420 

Ehnma N. E. 422 

Eolian Baird 421 

Fannie 273 

Fanny 239 

Flora B. Gibbs 264 

Georgre 419 

Oeorse Henry 264 

George Hope 239 

Dr. George Hoper 273 

George Tyree 278 

Guy 421 

Hannah 273 

Harriet HenrletU 264 

Hester 238 

Hester Ann 273 

Henry Stone 422 

Hettle R. 274 

Jacob. Sr 238. 239, 272 

Jacob. Jr 272 

James 419 

James Bourland 265 

James Nowlin 238. 263 

Jane Haney 238 

Jewell Ellen 422 

John 273 

John Stone 421 

John Wade 239 

Jonathan 272 

Judith Ann 421 

Kate 419 

Kate May 421 

Lucy 238 

Lucy Alice 273 

Lucy Ann Wade 238,264 

Mable 421 

Martha Ann 264.265 

Mable Carson 274 

Mitble Collins 238,265 

Mary (Polly) 238 

Mary Ann 419 

Mary Elizabeth H 422 

Mary Virginia 264 

Morgan White 421, 422 

Mildred 238. 252. 263 

Nilla Luck Dlckerson 278 

Paul 274 

Peggie Hedglck 273 

Peter 273 

Polly (Mary) 238 

Ralney Catherine 239,266 

Reba Vernlce 422 

Reid 273 

Robert Thompson 421 

Rosa Graves 266 

Rose M. Graves 273 

Roy Hooker 420^422 

Digitized by 





Berger, Roy M 421 

Ruport Verner 422 

Samuel 273. 419, 421 

Capt. Samuel 288, 273, 274 

Samuel David 278 

Sarah ESlvlra 421 

Sarah R. T. 421 

Susan 278 

Susan Pullen 273 

Thomas 266 

Thomas A. 419.428 

Thomas Allen 421 

Thomas Carson 278, 274 

Thomas Stone 419 

Virginia Elvira 421 

Virginia Luck 274 

William 288 

William E 419 

William Olbbs 266 

William Leslie 421 

William Richard Wade 264 

Bernard. Anna 157 

Anna Virginia 289 

Benjamin Franklin 157 

B. F. 289 

Calvin 157 

Carrie Lyn 289 

Charles Edward 289 

ESrnest C. 289 

Frances 157 

Harriett 167 

Isaac 167 

Jennie West 289 

Lanetta 289 

Lavenla 157 

Lillie 289 

Lucy 157 

Mary 157 

Mary J. Wing 289 

Mattie Robertson 289 

May B. Ancell 289 

Maybelle 289 

Newton 157 

Reuben 167 

Robert Lee 289 

Susannah Mahan 167 

Willie 289 

BiUman, Walter 887 

Bird. Anna M. 284 

Malcom 284 

Sallie C. Smith 284 

Birrell, Amanda A. Thomas 83 

Kenneth Bernard 83 

Maud May 83 

Rachel B. 88 

Samuel C 88 

Samuel L. 88 

Bivins, Clemense 88 

Colonous 88 

Cora 88 

Debora 88 

Henry 88 

Pearl 38 

Sidney 38 

Zaner 88 

Blake, Elizabeth P. N..' 94 

Ottie 94 

William 94 

Blakely, Lena L. Thomas 221 

M. J. D 221 


Bland, Dr. J. H. 270 

Lottie E 270 

Mary A. Shumate 270 

Reba 270 

Boles, Agnes O. Nowlin 62 

Borgher 424 

Edwin Bruce 52 

Booth, Henry 419 

Tipple Sue 419 

William H 417, 419 

Bourland, John Lu 264 

Mary Virginia Berger 264 

Bower, Ann 174 

Catherine A. Mahan 178 

Clay 174 

Eliza 174 

George 174 

James 174 

Jasper 174 

Peter 173 

Sarah B 174 

Susan 174 

Bradly, Cecil May 216 

Charlie 216 

Grace Marie 216 

Nannie C. 216 

Braly, E>mmorie 69 

Florence Nowlin 69 

Rev. J. D 69 

J. Garratt 69 

John 69 

Mattie 69 

Milton Hubbard 60 

Pauline 69 

Brannon, Anna B. Ford 288 

Ford 288 

Tom 288 

Broadus, T. M. 428 

Brooks, Amanda Catherine 214, 217 

Bettie Davis 216 

Celia Ann 214 

Ethel A 217 

Janny Drayden 517 

Lillie C. 217 

Maggie 217 

Mary C. 216 

Mary Rodman 217 

Mary Susan 214,216 

Minnie P 217 

Myrtle 109 

Nannie C 216 

Oil va Catherine Nowlin 178, 218, 

x> . « 214. 217 

Peyton T. 214 

Richard Green 217 

Susan A 2I6 

Thomas Johnson 214, 216 

Viola May 2I6 

Young Drayden 178. 214, 216 

Young Drayden, Jr 216 

Brown, Abram Burwell 606 

Emma Lena H 92 

Rev. B. W. 92 

James Wharton 92 

Jorden 149 

Joseph Harvey 505 

Rev. Joseph S ^ 605 

Leona Vyscheden 49 

Louella 222 

f ouJ«e 4S8 

Lucy 9; 49 

Lucy Cannon 49 

Lucy J. Fitzgerald 506 

Nellie Nowlin 149 

Digitized by 





Brown, Robert E ^fj 

Nllwon Virginia .* 14» 

Roland J88 

Samuel FlUyerald oOo 

Samuel M. ^ 4g 

Thoma» 222 

Washington W 49 

William Breckenridffe 40 

Broylea. Annie JS5' 1S2* JSZ 

Bmily R08« 196. l»e. m 

Mary C?rook • • • 208 

Dr. O. O. l^^'iSI 

Summerfield :Ai ?2S 

Susan Wade Nowlin J Jg' JSZ 

Susan Wade 1^6, 197 

Virginia Nowlin 196. 19d. 197 

Bruce. Rev. Charles H 266 

Charles Herbert 266 

Blizabeth 8. Graves 266 

Margaret Elizabeth 266 

Mildred Christina • 268 

Oliva C. Bates 228. 229 

Buchan. Edward F 818. 819 

Emma Mott 818. 819 

Verna »JJ 

Buck. Fred JJ 

Mary Nowlin M 

Burke. Eva W. Smith 284 

Walter 284 


Cameron. Angus J| 

Mary Nowlin ^ JJ 

Capen. Ann Stone 484 

Carson, Rowena Beadleaton 827 

WiUiam *27 

Cass. Louis 204 

Nannie Crook 204 

Carter, Allen WaUon 444 

Benjamin Franklin 497 

Bettie A. Womack 448 

Dr. C. L. 1*5 

Charles T 444 

Edward R 444 

Emma A. 448 

George A. • • • • 448 

Dr. George A. **2»1JS 

Nora EL Moses 497 

KaUe Womack 448 

Rebecca 484 

Ruby Ellen 497 

Samuel Stone 448 

Stephen D 444 

William R. 443 

Cavanaugh. Carlton 888 

Ernest 5S5 

Gladys Nowlin 888 

LJoyd fS 

Chambers. Clack 420 

D. Stone 420 

Kate Berger 420 

Lelia 420 

Liucy Catherine 421 

Maud May 420 

Mollie Berger 420 

, Nettle May Dix 421 

^ Thomas J ;aa 15? 

Thomas R. *20. 421 

William P. 420 

Chamberlain. Jacob 479 

Susannah Stone 479 


Chapman. Helen 429 

Helen M. HiU 217 

Ll p. 217 

Cheslier. Addie T 22S 

Albert Sidney 228 

Annie L- Schooley 22» 

Henry Clay 22a 

Ida Paulina 223 

James R. 223 

John H. 223 

Ldda A. gS 

LiUcy Levlnla 223 

Maui J 223 

Richard E 223 

Robert Omer 223 

Sallie Nowlin 297 

William P. 223 

William T 223 

Christian, Jonathan 297 

Sallie NowUn 297 

Clark. Ann 101 

Charles 143 

Edmond 101 

Erin 143 

Prances 101 

George 101 

John 101 

Jonathan 101 

Lucy 101 

Mary B 148 

Richard 101 

Rodgers 101 

William 101 

Clevenger. Elmira B 220 

Emma McCroskie 220 

Grover Cleveland 220 

Oliva C. Bates 228. 229 

Samuel L. 220 

S. Golden 220 

Viva Folsom 220 

William 228, 229 

Winston W. 220 

Cloward, John W. 471 

Stacy Stone 471 

Clopton, Fannie HI 

John Ill 

Martha Ill 

Robert HI 

Coats. Richard 448 

Cobb. Rachel Stone 480 

Thomas 480 

Cobbs. Alice Beale 428 

Annie Wilson 429 

Bllsa 428 

Elizabeth P. 427 

Emma Catherine 428, 429 

Helen Chapman 427 

James Stone 427 

John 427 

John Fitzgerald . .• 427.428 

John J 429 

Lou B 428 

Louisa F. 428 

Mary Blanch 428 

Mary Flournay 428 

Mary L. 428 

Mildred Ann 428 

Mildred Anne : 428 

Mildred Stone 427 

Sallie McCoy 427 

Samuel P 427 

Stanhope Flournay 428 

Sue B 428 

Susan A. 429 

Thomas 429 

Digitized by 




Cobbs, Thomas Bdward 427,420,480 

Thomas F. 429 

Vlrirlna R 429 

Walter H. M. D 429 

William C 428 

William Cabel 429 

William W 427, 428 

Cocke, Dr. Georgre W 278 

Lucy Alice Berber 278 

Coley, Settle Sneed 180 

Colliman, Anna B. Craven 216 

Beulah Olive 216 

Cynthia L.. 216 

John 216 

Keith B. 216 

Robert Dewitt 216 

Colonial Days 897 

Conley, Cecelia Nowlin 881, 882 

Oeorflre A. 881 

Oeorsre B 881 

M. Celia 881 

Connell, Ashby 45 

Drura K. Townsend 45 

Coon, Nina Braves 266 

Corbin, Hortense Fitssrerald 504 

Wy%tt 504 

Cott, Dorsey Winsr 292 

Marsarett 292 

Mary Louise Winsr 292 

Dr W. M 292 

William Warren 292 

Couch, Harold 820 

Howard 820 

Irene C 820 

Maurine 820 

Stephen 820 

Coulter. Bstell C. Nowlin 142 

Marjory 142 

Mary 142 

Thomas 142 

Couper, Arabella 255 

Blizabeth 265 

Pred F 255 

Susan R Graves 255 

Covey, Albert 814 

Clarinda 814 

Orlffin 814 

Hannah 814 

Jane 814 

John 814 

Malinda 814 

Nancy Nowlin 812, 814 

Sallie 814 

Samuel 812, 814 

William 814 

Craven, A. J. 215 

Alice 218 

Anna B. 215 

Bluford Bond 214 

Bryan Ward 218 

Celia A. Brooks Z14 

Dorwin P. 214 

Bffie May Bates 228,280 

Blma 218 

Bstelle L. 218 

Freeman L. 214 

Grace 229 


Craven, Hanie M. 218 

Harold 229 

Henly Groome 214 

Janie Queener 218 

John Francis 228, 280 

Lucy C. 214 

Lula Groome 214 

Mary Susan Brooks 215 

Nannie 214 

Ola 218 

Ollva a Nowlin Brooks 217 

Olive 218 

Olivia Zerilda 228 

Oscar A. 214 

Richard Wade 218 

R. Allen 228 

Robert Henly 214 

R P. ., 228,229 

Roy 218 

Russell 229 

Sallie M. Bates 228 

Susan Nannie 214 

TiUie Elliot 214 

Thomas Jewel 229 

Viola Thomas 214 

Virsrinia Bveline Bates 228,229 

Walter Price 229 

Wyatt 217 

Wyatt, Jr 214, 218 

Dr. Youns Draden 215 

Younff Frankie 214 

Dr. Zanny D 214 

Zanny Franklin 214 

Zerilda Blizabeth 280 

Crews, Annie Lottie 176 

Joseph 175 

Richard Samuel 176 

Sarah B. Simmons 175 

Virgrinia Lewis 175 

Crook, Calvin B 208 

David Crockett 204 

Blizabeth 202 

Emma 204 

Isabelle 204 

Jane 208 

Hon. John 202 

Margaret 208 

Mary 202 

Nannie 204 

Sallie 204 

Sallie Tarver 204 

Sarah Brown : . . . . 208 

Sarah Kimmer . . . : 204 

CroSBwhite, Frances Mahan 158 

Crowley, John 214 

Lucy C. Craven 214 

Crumpler, Irene 456 

Curlee, John Henry 52 

Lenora Nowlin 52 

Cunningham, Berdie Rebecca 

Dr. Gtoorse 66 

Georsria Blizabeth 66 

Harriett Blizabeth 66 

Currie, Minnie L Nowlin 58 

William 58 

Curry, Mary 88 

Ottie 94 

& A. 94 

W. B 94 

Cutter, Deborah Stone 484 

Ephraim 484 

Digitized by 





Dancy, Ella 48 

Horace 48 

John Winfred 48 

Lucy A. Nowlin 48 

Martha Evaline 48 

Daniels, Anna Russell 488 

Annie E. W 439 

Bertha Frances 439 

E)derar Stokes 489 

Edward Thomas 439 

Ernest Womack 489 

Qertle M. Womack 488 

James F 485, 489 

James Stone 439 

Janle Sue 488 

Joseph Lacy 488 

Mamie Louis 489 

Nettle Stone 489 

Olive Gertrude 489 

• Van Buren 438 

Virginia Caroline 439 

William Leigrh 489 

William Thomas 485. 488 

Darnold, Al Balaide 226 

Alice arable 226 

Annie Smith 226 

Catherine A 225 

Celia Ann Bates 228 

Charles B 226 

Charles R 226 

Chrystal 226 

Cora 225 

Z>ruzillah F 226 

Early Hasmer 226 

Eugene 225 

Eugene 226 

George Richard 226 

Henry A 225 

Henry C 226 

James Noble 226 

Jessie L. 226 

Joseph 225 

Leonora B 226 

Lucy Ella 226 

Mary A 225 

Monle M 225 

Parker Davis 225 

Rosa Boas 226 

Rose Martin 225 

Rose Wheeler 225 

Ruby Ray 226 

Sylvia 225 

Theodore E 226 

William 223 

William Cllde 226 

Zerllda May 226 

Davidson, Bessie J. Dell 422 

F. S 422 

Helen Hazel 422 

Mary Ann B 422 

Olin Ray 422 

Davis, Aurora B. Thomas 221 

A. J 221 

Albert 40 

Charlie 80 

Christopher 460 

Edward 40 

Elizabeth Nowlin 40 

Evelyne Byrd 97 

Glenn 80 

George 80 

George Maslln 454, 455 

George Maslln H 454, 455 


Davis, Ivln 80 

James C 40 

Jennie Maria 80 

John 460 

John M 40 

Kelly Stone Rainey 454. 455 

Lucy N 40 

Peyton 40 

Phoebe R. S 471 

Robert 471 

Samuel Brooks 40 

Sarah Nowlin 80 

Victor 80 

William 80 

William H. Harrison 40 

Dealy, George 216 

Jerry 216 

Nannie C. Brooks 216 

Noel 216 

Deven, David W 87 

Elizabeth 37 

Elvira 37 

Grace Alma 89 

Harriett Emaline 87 

Hattie 87 

James 87 

James Monroe 88»39 

John 87 

Lila May 88, 39 

Lucy C. 38 

Lucy Wade 38 

Marerarett 87 

Martha Ann 38 

Martha Washington 87 

Mary 87 

Mary Lucy 39 

Mildred Louise 88 

Rachel Rebecca 87, 89 

Robert L 38 

Samuel Beckett S7 

Sarah Ann 37 

Susan Ann 37 

William 37 

William D 38 

Dey, Joe 826 

Lavlna Thompson S26 

Dibrell, Joe B. ..', 43 

Ella P. Dancy 43 

Dlckerson, Crispin 238 

Christianna Berger 238 

Dlnkins, J. H 43 

Mary O. Nowlin 43 

Dodson, Elizabeth Stone 470 

John 470 

Donovan, M 831 

Mildred Nowlin 881 

Dornen, Annie Martin 97 

Annie Willing 97 

Elizabeth Preston 97 

Kathryn 97 

Mary 97 

Thomas B 97 

Dotty, Bessie Nowlin 47 

Douglas, Anna V. Bernard 289 

L. P. 289 

Virginia 288 

Dow, Ada 158 

Douglas Ann 110 

Edna 158 

Elizabeth Mahan 167 

Dr. James 157. 162 

Dr. James A 168 

James H 158 

Digitized by 





Dow, James IL, Jr 158 

James L. 158 

James P-urlnfirton 157, 158 

John A. 158 

Dr. John A. 157, 158 

Josephine Myers 158 

Lorenzo 158 

Mae Pearl 158,159 

Mary Ophelia N 157. 159 

Milton Goodwin 157, 158, 159 

Ollle P. Nulky 158 

Roxie Mitchell 158 

Sarah C 157 

Sarah D. Turner 158 

William H 157 

Willie Edgar 158 

Draper, Olive Bea^leston 827 

Dudley, James Henry 427 

Susan Goad 427 

Duke, David Bryan 142 

Eva M. Nowlin 142 

George Alnold 142 

Mary LiOuise 142 

Mathew 1« 

Robert 142 

Dunlap. Anna C. Nowlin 134,138 

Carrie May 188 

Glide Peebles 91 

Halbert 138 

James 134, 138 

John Bell 138 

Lizzie Rebecca 91 

Mary L. M 91 

Mullins 91 

Thomas 138 

Will Porter 91 

Durrett, Cynthia Townsend 41 


Eanes, Henry 177 

Mary L. M. 177 

E}arly, Blanche 425 

Earsom, Margaret J. Mahan 154 

Mary Mahan 153 

Easly, Catherine H 460 

Charles 460 

Daniel B 460 

Dollie Hoskln 460 

James Stone 460 

John 460 

Lucy C 460 

Maria 460 

Mary Ann 460 

Mary B 460 

Mary J 460 

Nancy 460 

Nancy Stone 460 

Rev. Robert 409, 460 

Robert Jr 460 

Sallle Mann 460 

William 460 

Edgar, Anna Jane Machette 247 

Lillian Claud 247 

W. L. 247 

Editor, Card 184 

Clara 184 

James 184 

Mary 184 


Editor, Rex 184 

Walter 184 

Edwards, Daniel C 416 

Elizabeth Wade Stone 416 

Mary Eliza 416 

William 40 

Elam, Elizabeth Preston S 99 

John 99 

Eldridge, John 141 

Katie M. Nowlin 141 

Virginia 141 

Elliott, Dorothy 114 

Ethel Sargent 114 

G. Sargent 114,115 

John Wentworth 114 

Leila R. Nowlin 114,115,120 

Ruth 114 

Bills, Alvln B 271 

Mattie McHaney 271 

Emerson, Albert B 433 

Elizabeth F. H 433 

Emma N. 

Eurick, Olive Beadleston 827 

Thomas 327 

Evans, Carrie Jane 91 

Carrie May 92 

Cora Pettijohn 92 

Jessie Price 92 

Joe White 92 

Lester Lee 92 

Maud a 92 

Maury L. 233 

Nellie William 92 

Robert Blake 92 

Robert Lee 92 

Shirley Gilbert 92 

Stella B. Ford 233 

William Henry 92 

Ewel. Amanda M. 460 

Farr, Sarah Stone 479 

Stephen 479 

Faust, Cora Nowlin 53 

Rufus .; 53 

Field, Anna 296 

Bessie Myra 48 

Betsy Nowlin 312 

Ellas 312 

Elizabeth 296 

Henry 296 

Henry Walker 296 

Dr. Joseph 296 

Joseph W. 296 

J. W. 48 

Leona T. Thomson 48 

Lucile 296 

Lucy A. Jones 296 

Mildred 296 

Myra 296 

Percy 296 

Rebecca 296 

Susan 296 

William Walker 296 

Willie 296 

Finny, Annie Inez 108 

Inez 108 

Margaret 108 

Robert J 108 

Digitized by 






Coat-of-ArmB 489 

The Family 489 

Name, Orlsrin of the 489 

PlUgeraldB. The Virginia 498 


Alice 504 

Alford A. *^^?25 

Annie Carter 499 


Bard B 498 

Blanche 499 

Buck (William) 494 


Clara 496 


Daisy » *•* 


EMmund 491, 492, 494, 498 

SSdmund B. f • • • 498 

E3dmund Boxly 492, 498 

Edna 497 

Edna Wade 497 

liord EJdward 490 

Bllsa Scott 496 

Ellaabeth 492 

Elizabeth Margaret 492 

Elizabeth Stone • • • 488 

Ellen White 494. 497 

Emily 499 

Emily Anderson 492. 498 

Emily B 525 

Eugene G 4»8 


Fannie White 498 

Fannie White Graves 4fl2 

Frank B 504 


George 494 

George Hardwlck 50« 

George Washington 494 

Geraldlne 499 

Gracie 496 

Grave Virginia 498 


Harriet Durham 499 

Hart J. 508 

Hattle Gertrude 506 

Hattie Hardwlck 506 

Hattle LJoyd 496 

Halle Vanderburgh 498 

Hattle B. Vanderburgh 498 

Hattle Gertrude 

Hattle Lloyd • . • 

Henrietta Hardwlck 604 

Helen C. 498 

Herrlck L. Frances • ■ • 

Hortense 504 

Howard B 504 

Icle 496 



James 444.482 

James B. 504 

James Banister 498. 606 

James Morgan 492, 483 

James Thompson 484 

James W 482 

Jane Thompson 484 

James William 483.506.507 

James William, Jr 507 

Jeremiah Graves 482 

Jlmmle 48« 

John 494.486 

John Edmund 508 

Rev. John Thomas 504 

John Wade 498.501 

Josle 488 


Kate 488 


Lena 486 

Lena Pauline 488 

Leona 486 

LlUle 488 

Louise 506 


Mattle Maud 506 

Marlon M 498 

Margaret Wesley 488 

Martha 484 

Martha 8. Gregory 502 

Mary B. 488 

Mary EllzaJt>eth 488 

Mary Emma 502 

Mary Jane 498 

Mary L. 504 

Mary L. Gregory 

Mary Womock 498 

Maude 498 

Maurice Thomas 498 

Mildred Ann 498.602 

Mildred P 494 

Mildred Payne 491 

Minnie 498 


Nancy 492 

Nancy Jane 494 

Nannie Pat 495 


OlUe 496 


Parmella de Genlls 490 

Pauline 498 

Polly Coake 492 


Rae 486 

Rebecca Carter 499.501 

Rebecca EX 494 

Reuben 4^12 

Robert Gregory 483. 507 

Robert W. 


SalUe Jane 496 

Sallie J. Motley 486 

Digitized by 





SalUe Pattie 499 

Samuel 492, 498» 604 

Samuel Jeduthan 499 

Samuel Lewis ... 7 502 

Samuel Robert 494 

Samuel Taylor 506 

Sarah Jane 494 

Sarah Jones 492, 494 

Susan Crews 492 


Thomas 494, 495. 496, 497 

Thomas Anderson 498, 499, 501 

Thomas Jones 498 

Th<«nas White 494 


Virsrlnla L. 498 

Virginia L. C?rews 492 

Virginia Moore 506 


William 492, 494. 498. 608 

William H. 504 

William Rawloy 494,495 

William Robert 502 

WUUe 495 

Winnie . . 496 

Fletcher. Alex 82 

Eugene 82 

Bfargraret Williamson 82 

Flournoy, Judge Landon B 428 

Lou B 

Mary 427 

Sue B. Cobb. 

Flygrare. John 471 

Ford, Anna Brand 288 

Carrie Bfary 282 

Charles W 282 

Clyde Berry 288 

Bstella 288 

Nellie 288 

Stella Beedinff 288 

Susanna m Smith 282 

John 884 

Nellie 288 

Phoefbe McKarger 284 

Dr. Si. Howard 60 

Stella Beedlnff 288 

Sue M. Thomson 60 

Susanna EX Smith 282 

Una Lavier 288 

Forscheev Jane Crook 208 

Jona 208 

Foster. BUsabeth Jefferson 486 

Ehnma R. Nowlln 800 

Rlram Basley 486 

Mary Sula Gkitewood 486 

Mildred Nowlin 881 

Sam. aieaves 800 

Foulk, Carrie A. Hill 217 

a. W 217 

Ibsen 217 

Fowler, Cell Peyton 49 

Bff ie Leona 49 

Francis 49 

Lilly Cell 49 

Lucy May 49 

McDonald Townsend 49 

Robert C 49 

Robert William 49 

Susie Myra 49 

Willie Nod 49 


Franklin, Caroline Nowlln 52 

John 62 

Freeman, Barnabas 482 

James 880 

Mary Stone 482 

Sarah Nowlln 880 

French, Alice 880 

Clark 829 

Fred 880 

Harriet Nowlln 829 

Hasel 880 

Louis 829 

Mable Claiborne Shelton 262 

Marjorle 252 

Dr. Wllben M. 262 

Frye. Oeorffie Catherine 426 

Fulk, Andrew 470 

Joel 470 

Julia Stone 470 

Polly Stone 470 

Furman. Anna M. Bates 227 

Freeman A. 227 


Gallaway, John 887 

Gardener, Catherine Sherod 98 

David 98 

EX T. 185 

Isaac 98 

Judy 98 

Llllle 98 

Peyton 98 

Stephen 98 

Virginia Sneed 185 

William A 98 

William A., Jr. 98 . 

Garland. Alex 275 \ 

Fannie 275 

Fannie Elisabeth .275 

Gassett, Maj 276 

Fannie Garland 275 

Gatewood, Bertha R. W. 486 

Elisabeth Sampson 486 

James Allen 486 

Janie Ethel 486 

John Dudley 486.486 

Bfary Eula 486 

Rebecca Wilson 486 

Thomas Dudley 486 

WiUard Badsrette 486 

Yancy 486 

Georgre, Mr. 480 

Mary Stone 480 

Geraldlnes 489 

Giles, Bettie Chapman 426 

Dr. Qeorge O. 426 

Gladney, Franklin Young 262 

J. F. Graves 262 

John Franklin 262 

Katherine Lewis Graves 262 

Luoy Anna 262 

Goad. D. a 427 

Lucile Dudley 427 

Uary Belle 427 

Nancy Chapman 426 

Susan 426 

William F 426 

Goddard. Rev. David 488 

Hon. Edward 478 

Mercy Stone 488 

Susanna Stone 478 

Gogglns. Benjamin Page 418 

Elisha Clark 417 

Harry 418 

Digitized by 





GosKlns. Hellen Smith 418 

James L«eonard 418 

James Thomas 417 

Mary 418 

Nancy Catherine S 428 

Nancy B. Smith 417 

Pleasant M 428 

Samuel Moorman 417 

Gkoldsby. Islah 177. 180 

Lucy W. Nowlin 177, 180 

Gorden, Qeorge 177 

Grable, Celia A 225 

Glide . . . . - 225 

Lucy Ella D. 225 

May Eaia 226 

Reece 225 

Crasty, Letitla St. Clair Stone 466 

Mary Q. Stone 466 

Phillip Lfc 466 

Thomas 466 

Col. William Clark 466 

Graves, Alba F 240 

Anna Jefferson 260.261 

Anson 240 

Benjamin Franklin 240 

Booker Samuel 261. 262 

Catherine 239 

Charles Evered 261 


Daniel Berber 253 

David 266 

David Berger 261, 262 

David Campbell 256 

David Crockett 254, 256 

David S 239, 266 

Rev. David William 258, 256, 257 

Dorsett Vanderventer 261, 263 

Edwin Benjamin 254, 256, 257 

Elizabeth Jane 253 

Elizabeth Smith 254, 255 

Ella 266 

Ethel Brown 256 

Ethel Gilllland 262 

Fannie Frances 260,261 

Fannie Jefferson 260 

Fannie White 

Florence Klllam 262 

Frances J. Jefferson 272 

Frank Webb 254, 257 

Helena 254 

Helena J. Sewinshaus 254 

Hiram 240 

Ida Saunders 266 

James 272 

Dr. James Francis 253, 260 

James Gilliland 262 

James Samuel 254 

James W 262 

James Washington 260, 262 

Jane 240 

John C 240 

John P 239 

Julia Ann Crockett 253, 256 

Julia Muriel 254. 257 

Katherlne Lewis 260, 262 

Lucy Bergrer 238, 289 

Lucy Catherine 253, 254 

Lucy DIckerson 239 

Lucy Mildred 260,261 

Margaret! Ramsey 254, 255 

Martha Ann 253 

Mary Lillian 262 

Mildred Ann 254 


Graves, Mildred Berger 238, 252 

Nell Oamp1>ell 256 

Nellie Minerva 254, 256 

Nina 266 

Peyton 239 

Rosa 266 

Samuel 289 

Susan Belle 254.255 

Thomas 239 

Thomas Francis 254 

Washington 252, 253 

William 238, 239, 266 

William Adams 260 

William J 239,240 

William R, 240 

William Washington . .238, 254, 256 

Green, Frances Stone 477 

Joanna 477 

Nathaniel 477 

Rev. Henry 477 

Gregory, James W 481. 432, 483 

Martha Smith 432 

Mary Lizzie 432 

Sallle C. S 432 

Samuel Stone 482 


Hackett, Elma Nowlin 143 

James 148 

Halcomb, F. Rebecca 278 

James 1 278 

John H. 278 

Josephine White 278 

Rawley W. B 278 

Richard 278 

Hale, Geneva 77 

Geneva Klea 77 

Geneva Nowlin 77 

Henry Nowlin 77 

Howard T 77 

Nathan Roy 77 

Noel Heber 77 

Sibble Vilate 77 

Solomon Charles 77 

Solomon Henry 77 

Haley, Lizzie 481 

Maggie W 481 

Robley D 431 

Tertla Stone 431 

Dr. Thomas 431 

Hall, Annie Machette 247 

C. C 247.248 

Lillian 247 

Hammond. Annie M. Kust 249 

Clara V. Wheelet 248 

Cowper Shelton 248. 249 

Ethel Jane 248 

George Harrison 249 

Harriet M. Cramond 248 

Harry B. 248, 249 

Hattle L. Shopshire 248 

Joseph Harrison 248 

Lucy Claiborne 248 

Margaret Stone 481 

Mary Leigh Shelton 248 

Mollle Lorena 248 

Nathaniel 481 

Robert Leigh 248 

Thomas B 249 

Thomas Harrison 248 

Virginia Lee 248 

William F 249 

Digitized by 





Hank, Rev. John 278 

Susan Bergres 278 

Hansford, Helen Wing 290 

Hardiman, Permelia 41 

Hardin, J. Lawson 444 

Harding, Bertha 87 

Majoe 61, 87, 88 

Lucy Nowlln 51, 87 

Harp of David 862 

H}arper, Allibess 61 

Benjamin McFall 61 

Justin 61 

Pearl Avery 61 

Pearl Nowlln 61 

Harrell, Cecil E 440 

Charles I* 485, 440 

Dorothy 440 

Eugenia A 440 

Olive 440 

Olive Womack 440 

Harris, Ella Louise 292 

Maggie P. Wing 292 

Robert 292 

Sarah Lillian 292 

Thomas A 292 

Thomas A., Jr 292 

Wilbur 292 

Harrison, Mary C. Stone 408 

Hart, Anna Graves 261 

Claud N. 820 

Eugene Graves 261 

Ida M. Nowlln 820 

Fannie T 261 

James 820 

Samuel 261 

Hathaway, Alonzo 824 

Delos 824 

Emiline Nowlln 324 

Hawkins, Everett 148 

Mattie Rodgers 148 

Haws, Nancy P. SI 469 

Samuel 469 

Haynes. Cella S. Nowlln 178, 181 

Elizabeth 181 

Ellen 181 

George Clinton 182 

Henry 182 

Henry J 181 

John Thomas 181 

Joseph R 182 

Josle 181 

Mary Anna H 181 

Orpha H 181 

Oscar 182 

Richard W. 181 

Samuel 178, 180, 182 

Thomas S 181 

Henderson, John A 208 

Margaret Nowlln 207. 208 

Hensley. Buell F 280 

Lucy S. Nowlln 280 

Henry, Bessie Lorena 92 

Bessie Ormon 91 

Bessie Vernon ^ 91 

Beulah May Hunter 90 

Carrie Jane 90 

riarence Douglas 90, 92 

Dewey Lee 92 

Ef fie 91 

Emma E. Holewell 91 

Emma Lena 90 

Ernest 91 

Frank B 91 


Henry, Harry Douglas 91 

Henry W. 91 

Irene Voracia 90 

James Newton 90 

James Tyler 90 

Joseph Walton 91 

Joseph Wear 90 

Mary Cayward 90 

Mary Frances 91 

Maud Scarbrough 92 

Maud Townsend 92 

Rebecca Elisabeth 90 

Tyler C 91 

Heremon 848 

Hersey, Achsah Stone 482 

Elijah 482 

Hlghfield, Mary E3. Vaughn 188 

W. T 188 

Hightower, Alton B 88 

Amelia Pearl 90 

Berthla 90 

Cecil Tom 89 

Cleo 88 

Clinton Alexandria 88 

Elmira Lou 88 

Ernest Marvin 88, 90 

Esther J 89 

Everett Nowlln 90 

Fannie 89 

Florence Guy 89 

Frenchie 88 

Glenn 88 

James Ozro 88 

John Franklin 88 

Mary B 88 

Pearl N 88 

Rhea B 89 

Ruby Dalton 90 

Samuel Columbus 88 

William David 88 

Willie D 89 

Hill, Amanda C. Brooks 217 

Carrie Ann 217 

Emma Jane 8. 471 

Helen May 217 

James Henry 217 

James M 217 

John W 471 

Mercedes 217 

Olivia E 217 

Otto Rook 217 

Rica 217 

Robert L. 217 

Susan Crowley 217 

Virona 217 

William Jewel 217 

Hoag, Llllie M. Nowlln 829 

Hodnett, Archie P 112 

Benton W 112 

Eliza 112 

Emily F. 112 

Fannie 112 

James Ill 

John A. 112 

John Harold 112 

Francis 112 

Georgia 112 

Lizzie N 112 

Louis R. 112 

Louis R.. Jr 112 

Martha 112 

Princle 112 

Robert 112 

Digitized by 





Hodnett. Robert T 112 

Susie B 112 

William P. 112 

William J 112 

I>r. W. S 112 

Holden, Ablsrall Stone 479 

Nathaniel 479 

Hollenbeck, Damlla Baxter 826 

Hollin^er, Carrie McCroskle 220 

Sallna 220 

Smith 220 

Holman, Anna M. Shumate 270 

John Cecil 270 

J. R 270 

Holmstead, Minnie Nowlln 79 

Holt, Elizabeth 460 

Hoods, James P 446 

Susie K. M. 446 

Hope, Archie Pearl 216 * 

Cella EUlen 216 

Emma Hill 216 

Hattle Pearl 216 

J. a 214 

Julia Craven 216 

I^ura Elizabeth 216 

Lena James 215 

Lucy Florence 216 

Ralph Craven 216 

Susan N. Craven jh^ 

Viola May 216 

Viva Francis 216 

Willie 216 

Hopkins, Alma 418 

Annie 418 

Clack Crispin 418 

Lawson Muse 418 

Mary Ann R. S 418 

William L. 417,418 

Horace, Annie E. Simmons 176 

John 176 

Home; Hattle 838 

Howard, Emma Crook 204 

Laura L. McMahan 291 

Dr. Wald 291 

Howe, Bathsheba Stone 480 

Col. Ezekial 480 

Howell, Edward 607 

Edward Fitzererald 609 

Hattle O. Fitfferald 607 

Hubbard, Alias Balm 462 

Alice Myrtle 464 

Ann D 462 

Ann Rebecca 464 

Annie Hoskin 464 

Clack Stone 488 

Cora Piper 826 

Dollle Coleman 462, 464 

Dorothy 826 

Edgrar Overton 463 

Edmund F 488 

Elizabeth 462 

Elizabeth Pleece 488 

Elizabeth Holmes 464 

Elizabeth Stone 409, 462 

Elizabeth W. 481 

Emma W. Stone 488 

Freeman 826 

Oeorgre Anderson 468 

Oeorgre Thompson 438 

Grace Qouldman 464 

Helen 826 

Rev. Joel 409, 462 

Joel, Jr. 464 

John H. 9 462 

Joshua Stone 462, 463 


Hubbard, Le Favor 462 

Marian 326 

Mary Elizabeth 463 

Maud Anderson 468 

Melchesedac L. 462 

Overton Cardwell 463 

Patience Hurt 462 

Polly H 462 

Prudence Thompkins 462 

Rawley T 481, 483 

Rebecca J. Anderson 465 

Robert Clarenden 464 

Sallie D 462 

Sallie M. Clark 462 

Sallie VirflTina 464 

Samuel H. 462 

Stephen Hiflrhtower 463 

Truman 464 

William Christopher 464 

Huerhes, Berry 233,234 

Edward Berry 238 

Elvira Ann 234 

Erna Smith 238 

Ernest Quarles 283 

Francis «. . 234 

James Robert 234 

John P 297 

Mary Alice Smith 238 

Rachael Asbury 234 

Ruby Garner 234 

Virarinla C. Nowlln 297 

Hull, Carrie Natalia Nowlln 191 

Earl Kenward 191 

Earl IC Nowlln 192 

Busenla 191 

Helen Lucy 192 

Neta Elaine 191 

Neta Nowlln 191 

Olgra W. 191 

Sherrell E 191 

Hungrerford, Cyrus 329 

Dana 329 

Effie Nowlln 329 

Herald Hopkins 332 

Irene 329 

M. Evangreline Tewksberry 332 

Richard Hopkins 882 

Hunter, Beulah M. H 93 

Shirley B 93 

In^alls, Anthony 316.323 

Clarence 328 

Edward 323 

Elizabeth Nowlln 316, 322 

Hattle 328 

Isley, Allie Davis 218 

Dr. C. Forest 218 

John 218 

Kenneth R 218 

Olivia Z. Craven 218 

Israel 381 


Jacob's Pillow 864 

Janney, James Kirk 462 

Jetta May R. 462 

Sarah Blair 462 

Jeans, Charles Hardin 246 

John Berger 246 

Martha Irby Shelton 246 

Maurine 246 

Robert Lee 246 

Digitized by 





Jeans, Virsrll Edward 246 

William ViPffil 246 

Jefferson, Booker 289, 271 

Frances Jane 272 

George Alexandria 272 

James 271 

Julia Ann 272 

Katie Price 271 

Lucy Ann 272 

Lucy Ann Berber 271 

Mary Elizabeth 272 

Rainey Catherine Berger . . . 280, 271 

Sallie Clare 272 

Sallie Stone 272 

Thomas Jefferson 271 

William Booker 272 

Jenkins, Elizabeth R T. 49 

George Graves 49 

Lucy Emily 49 

Mattie Lyn 49 

Richard H 4» 

Johnston, Andrew Glass 881 

Annie P. 471 

M. Celia Conley 881 

Edward Nowlin 882 

Hilda 881 

James 881 

Jones, Alice Barbara 288 

Alice Tyler 288 

Anna Nowlin 286 

Belinda Elizabeth Nowlin 282 

Catherine Bryan 286 

David 286,296 

Edna 211 

Elizabeth Nowlin 286 

Prankie 211 

James Ernest 

James R. 2<y9, 211 

John 286 

John Saunders 296 

Laura 211 

Lucy 211 

Lucy Ann 286,296 

Maggie 211 

Martha Townsend ..41, 42, 286, 296 

Maud 211 

Mollie E. Nowlin 269,211 

Maud 211 

Rebecca 286 

Richard Allen 424 

Judge Robert William 282 

Robert William, Jr 282, 288 

Robert William III 288 

William Early 211 

Jorden, Charles Lloyd 80 

Elizabeth James 80 

Joseph 80 

Mareece 80 

Maurice 80 

Morris 80 

Thurza Maria 80 

Kearfoot, Mary Lou 425 

Keen, Dolly Page 426 

Dr. ESdmund 426 

Keimer, Archie 826 

Harold 826 

Hattie Beadleston 826 

John W. 826 

Kencklehan, Annetta Wing 290 

Ashley 290 

Lucy Catherine Wing 290 

Lucy Margaret 290 

O'Brien 290 

William Kelly 290 


Kent, Burdge » . . 508 

Mildred A. Fitzgerald 508 

Dr. T. L A. 606 

Stephen 508 

Keys, Flake 94 

KiUam, Annie Dudley 271 

Clara Martin Avery 271 

Edwin 271 

Kate Avery 271 

Kimmer, Andrew 208 

Elizabeth Crook 208 

Kincaid, Benjamin 227 

Elizabeth 227 

Leslie B 227 

Russell Q 227 

Susie Btftes 227 

Kinder, Margaret 265 

Margaret R Graves 265 

Mary 226 

Mason F. 266. 

King, Bersilla Stone 470 

Kirtley, John A. 168 

Lucy C. Mahan 168 

Rebecca J. Mahan 168 

William 158 

Kleine, Dr. 149 

Nllwon Nowlin 149 

Knight, Susan 188 

Lappeus, Ada 827 

Ida 327 

Nancy Beadleston 827 

Lawless, Cynthia F. 41 

Edna Wells 41,42 

Elizabeth F. T 41 

Mattie F. ..*. 41 

Nannie 41 

Will 41,42 

Lawson, John A. 442 

Laura T. Stokes 442 

Leadbetter, Arthur Leftwich 94 

Herod 94 

James P. 48 

Martha E. Dancy 48 

Rebecca 88 

Lee, Leonora E. D 226 

William A. 226 

Leseurur, C. M. 42 

Lewis, Elizabeth 487 

George N. 486,487 

John B 487 

Katherine 487 

Louise 48*/ 

Marie 487 

Susan Bruce Womack 486,487 

Virginia 487 

Lieshman, David Hi 

Esther Williamson 81 

Elvaro 81 

Maude 81 

Norma 81 

Lockhart, Alice 496 

George Plttman 496 

Jlmmie Motley 496 

Nannie P. Fitzgerald 496 

Dr. T. B 496 

Thomas Ernest 496 

William David 496 

Long, George W 66 

George W., Jr 66 

Gross Ransom 66 

James Ward 65 

Digitized by 





Long, Rebecca Lavonie Nowlin.... 65 

Ruth 66 

Lord'8 Deputy 380 

Lost Cause, The 408 

Low. Charles Read 76 

Daniel Claren 76 

Daniel J 76 

Dorothia 76 

Heber Grant 76 

Hyrum M ' 

Margaret Rose 76 

Ruth 76 

Sarah M. Rose 76 

Machette, Alexander 246 

Anna Jane 247 

Annie 247 

Cloe E. Shelton 246 

Elizabeth 247 

Eugene 247 

Harrletta Harris 247 

Lillian 247 

Roma 247 

Sue Shelton 247 

Macon, Randolf 482 ' 

Maddock, John 484 

Rebecca Stone 484 

Mahan, Alpha Omega 154 

Bradley 175 

Catherine A, 151 

Clark 175 

Cynthia Sherod 151, 175 

David Samuel 154 

Dr. David Patrick 160. 152 

Eleanor Ess 154 

Elizabeth ^ 151, 152. 157 

Elizabeth Owings 158 

Enoch 174 

F. 154 

Francis 158 

Franklin 152 

Hardin 174 

Harvey Adams 175 

James 150 

James Alexandria 151. 152, 174 

James Scruggs 174 

James W 154 

Jane Turner 154 

Jasper 154 

John A 154 

John Jay 152 

John Peyton 154 

John T 158 

Lee Beuregard 154 

Lucretla 158 

Lucretia Elizabeth 158 

Lucy Catherine 158 

Lucy Wade 150, 155 

Magdalena Ess 154 

Margaret Jane 154 

Marlah Belle 152 

Martha A. Brunt 158 

Martha Jane 152 

Martha Miller 174 

Mary 153, 174 

Mary Frances 153 

Mary Jones 154 

Mary Hatler 174 

Mary Louise 151.177 

Mary Nowlin 150, 156 

Matilda 151,174 

Mattle 175 

Milton 152 


Mahan, Nellie M 154 

Newton 154 

Nowlin 174 

Peyton Nowlin 150,153.174 

Rebecca J 153 

Rebecca Lacky 150 

Samuel Bryan 150. 174 

Sarah Ellen 154 

Susan Schooler 154 

Susan Litchworth 152 

Susanna 150 

Thomas 174 

William 152, 174 

Major, Mary Bernard 157 

Martin, Gov 242 

Adam 265 

Anna Belle 242 

Charles 242 

Charles Shelton 242, 248 

Judge Charles W 242 

Ekina May 268 

Elvira Thomas B 422 

George N 268 

Hazel Maud 423 

Col. James 467 

Leonard 313 

Louise Young 268 

Lucy Catherine 242. 243 

Mallnda Crandall 313 

Mary Leigh 242 

Premus 422 

Robert Saunders 242 

Sophy U Rother 266 

Wildlth 268 

William Claiborne 242.248 

Wlllia C. Shelton 242. 243 

Massle. James N. 269 

Susa K. Shumate 269 

Mathews, Mary Stone 409 

Maxwell, Arthur C 818 

Mary Mott 817,318 

William 317.318 

Memorial of James Edmund Nowlin 194 

Memories. Sweet 401 

Mlddleton, Frank 90 

Mary 90 

Milan. Prof. Fred T 256 

Nellie M. Graves 256 

Mlleslus 848, 878 

MUchum, John E 146 

Mattle F. Nowlin 146 

Miller. Anna Eliza Wing 289 

Daisy 289 

David P. 461 

George 219 

Glenn 219 

H. C 289 

Louise 289 

Mattle McCroskle 219 

Mary Virginia 289 

Rebecca A. V 461 

Samuel H 

Milton, Elizabeth McLain 155 

Minor, Anna M. Thomas 221 

Judson 221 

Miracle, Charles 225 

Druzillah F. D 225 

Lawson 226 

Lloyd 226 

Missing Link, The 164 

Mitchell. Fannie H. Smith 416 

Sallle Crook 204 

Thomas 204 

Thomas B 416 

Digitized by 





Mohr, Christian 446 

Blizabeth F 446 

Emily C 446 

James C 446 

John 445 

John M 446 

Mary V 446 

9usan A 446 

Susannah S. 445 

Dr 445 

Moore, Alene Laura 458, 454 

A. Parkham 445 

Armstead A. 428 

E. B 444 

Effle R 446 

Elisabeth S 445 

Emma V. W 444 

Emma Witt 458 

John 177,180 

Lizzie J. R. 458 

Lizzie Stone 458 

Lucy 180 

Lula V 444 

Maybelle 445 

Sidney T 458 

Susan 180 

Susannah Nowlln 177, ISO 

Susie K 446 

Thomas Ralney 458 

Morse, Hepzabah Stone 484 

John 484 

Morsely, W. Hampton 454 

W. Hampton 454 

Morris, Annie 806 

Batle Etolla 420 

Charlie 805 

Ellen Nowlln 805 

Henry 805 

James Ewell 425 

Katie Louise '420 

Leila Chambers 420 

Leila Maud 420 

Olln Edward 420 

Roy Gilbert 420 

Thelma Leila 420 

Thomas E 420 

Morrison, Alvln Ray 78 

Alvlna May 78 

Blanch 78 

John Arllngr 78 

J. G 78 

Leslie 78 

Maria Nowlln 78 

Merlin RI 78 

Percy Gibson 78 

Velna Maria 73 

Welden 78 

Moses. Alice Ellen 4V/ 

Daisy Ellen 497 

Ellen W. Fltzererald 497 

Ernest Alexander 497 

Fred William 497 

Georgre Fitzgerald 497 

James Preston 497, 498 

Janle Roena 497 

Lena F. Herrlck 498 

Mabel Clair 497 

Mary Louise 407 

Nora Eusrenia 497 

Thomas Poetell 497 

Thomas W. P. 497 

Mott, Alford 817, 818 

Bernlce 818 

Daniel 817, 818 


Mott. Dwiffht B 818 

Edward 817,818 

Ellen M. Baldwin 817, 818 

Emma 817, 818 

Ethel 819 

Eva D 818 

Everett 818 

Frank 819 

Grace M 318 

Hannah 317,319 

Hazel 318 

Ida L. 818 

Irene Nowlln 316,317 

James 317 

James G. 318 

Joseph B 316,317 

Lee E 318 

Llbble Oliver 317.318 

Mary 317,318 

Nellie Taylor 817, 818 

Ruby 819 

Simon 817, 819 

Stella 819 

Mount Vernon 899 

Mucklow, Effle 449 

Mulllns, Irene Voralia Henry 91 

Julln Elizabeth J 91 

Leila Rouffh 91 

Lizzie Rebecca 91 

William J 91 

Murphy, Eliza Bowmer 174 

Murrell, George A. 291 

Leonard D 291 

Sophia T. McMahan 291 

William B 291 

McAdoo, Lucy Moore 180 

McAnally, Alford Loomis 495 

Charles Beuregrard 496 

Dr. Charles Beuregrard 495 

Charles Wesley 495 

Georffe Dewey 495 

Sallle Jane 495 

Sallie Jane Fitzgerald 495 

William Fitzgerald 495 

McBurney, Andrew 268 

Anna Dorothy 268 

Annie C. Youngr 268 

Elizabeth Matilda 268 

James Bderar 268 

William Joseph 268 

William Young 268 

McClelland, Maria 96 

McCroskie, Amanda A. Nowlln 178,218 

Bryan Josephus 219 

Bryan Josephus, Jr. 219 

Carrie 219 

Glide 220 

Elizabeth Clevenger 210 

Emma Goldsbay 219, 220 

James Louis 178, 219 

John Nowlln 219 

Joseph Wheeler 220 

Maggie . . 219 

Mary Ann 219 

Mertle 219 

Minnie 219 

Nancy Elizabeth 219 

Ollva C 219 

Robert Henry 219 

Samuel Haynes 219 

McElroy, Crispin 212 

H. Elvln 212 

James L. 212 

Kate Nowlln 212 

Digitized by 





McElroy. Llllle 212 

Nancy BllEabeth 212 

Ura Dovle 212 

McGuire, Oeor^e 225 

May Ella 226 

McHaney, Cornelia 267» 269 

James 288, 266 

Mary Elisabeth 267 

Mattie 267,271 

Mildred 267 

Rainey Catherine Bergrer 


Patience 267 

McKarser, Betsy 886 

Daniel 884 

Emma Robinson 884 

Frances Moore 884 

Hannah 884 

Harriet 886 

Henry 884 

Jackson 884 

James . . 884, 886 

John . . 884 

Joseph 884 

Mary Ann 886 

Phoebe 884 

Rebecca Nowlin 884 

Rosllla 884 

Sarah 884 

Thomas 884 

Warren 886 

William 884 

McKimmon, Emma W. M. 468 

Jestina 468 

MaflTSrie May 468 

N. J 468 

Thomas Murdock .....' 468 

McLain, Charles 166 

David 166 

Elizabeth 166 

Ewlner 165 

James 166 

Mary Jane 166 

Patrick 155 

Peyton 155 

Rebecca L. Biahan 156 

Ruth Nowlin 149 

W. W. 149 

W. W., Jr 149 

McMahan. Araminta D 291 

Ajsenith C - 291 

Eliza J 291 

Helena 290 

Helena Jones 291 

James 291 

Jessie N. 291 

Laura L 291 

Malissa A 291 

Mary E 291 

Robert J 290,291 

Robert Wood 290 

Sarah Elizabeth Win^ 290,291 

Sophia Aden 290 

Sophia T 291 

Stella Belle 290 

Virgrlnia Catherine 290 

McMullen, Edward 228 

Lida A Cheslier 228 

McQueen, Ephraim 828 

John 458 

Julia J 458 

Lizzie Stone M 458 

Sarah Nowlin 827 

Vera Elizabeth 468 

William 828 


NauUain 19, 856. 859 

Neal. Mr 500 

Annie Elizabeth 500 

Blanch Fitzgerald 500 

Courtney Watson 500 

Eden Rezford 604 

Huerh Downey 504 

Mary BCaud 504 

Mary L. Fitzgerald 504 

Rebecca Maud 600 

Robert Dousrias 604 

Thomas Fitzg-erald 604 

William Burdett 504 

William D 504 

Neill, Ida P. Wlngr 2»0 

Robert 290 

Newman, John W. ISl 

Llllla A Nowlin 181 

Newsom, Brozie E. Nowlin 140 

J. L. 140 

Mary I/>a 141 

Niles, James 219 

MsLggie McCroflkie 219 

Marjorie 219 

Noell, Fannie W. Fitzgerald 498 

Walter C 498 

Nolan 19 

Normans 489 

Norton, Andrew 8S8 

Ethel Nowlin 8S8 



Ancient Family, History of the 361 

Ancient Family Tree 845 

Ancient LIneasre of the Family 845 

Anastase (yBrlen 27 

Daniel 27. 857 

Jamea 20, 27, 859, 878 

John 20, 27, 857, 858. 859 

Muvaret 27, 869 

Patrick 26^ 857. 858 

William 20 


NOWLAND. Abraham P 842 

Nowland, Abraham P 842 

Alba A 842 

Alba Lorena 848 

Amos 342 

Andrew 841 

Betsy Jane 842 

Charles Ezra 842 

Cornelia Elizabeth 842 

David 841 

David M. 842 

Eli Lester 842 

Elizabeth 841 

Experience 841 

Georgre 841 

Hariett 841 

Andrew 841 

Henry Qeorge 842 

James Perry 341.842,848 

Lovina M 842 

Lydia Ann 841 

Mable Irene 848 

Mahalia 841 

Mary Ann 841 

Mary Amanda 842 

Mary C. 842 

Micheal 841 

Digitized by 





Ifowland, Moses 841 

Myrtle 842 

Nathaniel 841 

Sarah Emily 842 

Sarah Spittle 842 

Sedate Case 841 

Semer Berton 848 

Thomas Arthur 842 

Thomas F 842 

Thomas Russell 841 

William 841 

William E 842 

William Perry 842 


NOWLEN, Amy 848 

Betsy 844 

Clinton 844 

Edward 844 

Fannie 844 

Honer 844 

Joshua 848 

Lovona 848 

Maranda 844 

Mary 848 

Noah 848, 844 

Rhoda 844 

Rhoda Norton 844 

Samuel 848, 844 

Solon 844 



Coat«of-Arms, Ancient 19 

Family in America 20 

Family in Ireland 22 

Name, Origin of 19 

NOWUN. Abby 818, 814. 880 

Judg'e Abn«r Wentworth 

Clopton Ill, 114, 116 

Abraham 297 

Abraham Perkins 297, 298 

Adaline Buford 44 

Adaline C. 48 

Adam 100 

Addle Finn 182 

Addison 815, 880, 884 

Agrnes Ollne 52 

Albert 210, 824 

Alexander Goldsmith 180 

Alice 820 

Alice Cary Smith 820, 822 

Alice Clairton 182 

Alice Walsh 56, 60 

Aline 210 

Allen 79, 818 

Allen Leeper 62 

Almeda Morgan 80 

Alonzo Bhigrene 58 

Alta Vendermark 840 

Alva McFftrland 80 

Amanda 86 

Amanda A. 178, 219 

Amanda A. Thomas 78 

Amanda Robbins 201, 202 

Amos 806 

Andrew 61. 68, 804, 824, 880 

Andrew J 806 

Angela 818 

Angelo Lovenger 180 

Angelo M. 181 

Angelo M., Jr. 181 


Nowlin. Angelo Marvin 180 

Ann Beadleston 885, 886 

Ann Bransford Glbbs 299 

Ann Cregg 825 

Ann Eb Gathlng 211 

Ann E. Johnson 178, 209 

Ann Gibbe 299 

Ann Kellog 829 

Reeves 85 

Ann Scott 209 

Ann T. Camlf Ix 298 

Anna 85, 286, 814 

Anna B 820 

Anna Belle 207 

Anna Brail 816, 825 

Anna Byron 180 

Anna Caroline 184, 149 

Anna Crandall 812, 818 

Anna Davis 182 

Anna May 61 

Anna Thompson 147 

Anna W. Douglas 129 

Annie 86, 40, 98, 279 

Annie E. 42 

Annie Hall 804 

Annie Hays 200 

Annie Ines 108 

Annie May 800 

Annie W. Douglas 129 

Annie WilUng 97 

Annie Wood 185 

Arabella Cypert 105 

Arabella Gathing 209, 210 

Archie Wlade 180, 182 

Ardelia Nuckles 107 

Ardelia Pauline 178, 220 

Armistead Shelton 178, 185, 413 

Artiminta M 58 

Artiminta 224 

Arthur 818 

Arthur Brice 889 

AUanta Harris 40, 44 

Bailey Bryan 191, 198 

Bardlne 811, 840 

Bedie Eliza 58 

Benjamin 51, 84, 85, 807, 824 

Benjamin Franklin 72, 182, 149, 


Benjamin Hall 96 

Benjamin Wade 146 

Belinda Elizabeth 279, 281 

Belinda R. Mosley 275 

Bennett Theopholis 60 

Dr. Bennett weaver 66. 57, 69 

Bently 68 

Berah Caroline 185 

Bemice 825 

Bernlce Roden 182 

Bemice Elisabeth 185 

Bertha 58 

Bertha Annie 181 

Berthia 88, 94 

Bertie 806 

Bessie 47 

Bessie H. 889 

Betsy 812, 818, 815, 885 

Bettie 298 

Bettie Bland Mianpin 118 

Bettie M Per«inger 104 

Rasalie 68 

Bettie Staples 104,180 

Beulah Clayton 180 

Digitized by 





Nowlin. Beulah E 108 

Beverly Anselp 180, 131 

Blanch Burke 276 

Blanch ESstelle 60 

Blanch Preston 276 

Bluf ord 71 

Bernice Ardella 107 

Broxle E 180, 140 

Bryan Hopkins 96, 97, 90 

Bryan Hunter 299, 800 

Bryan Saunders 44 

Bryan Summerfleld 51, 52 

Bryan Thomas 40 

Bryan Ward . .88, 84, 85, 64, 71, 78. 
76, 95, 96, 110, 132, 142, 178, 207, 

Bryan Ward (I) . .83, 84, 85, 86) 859 

Bryan Ward (II) 85, 60, 51 

Dr. Bryan Ward 54, 62 

Bryan Wade 85 

Bryan Watkins 297, 298 

Bryan Winston 119 

Bruce 212 

Buford 47 

Buford Sherod 44 

Burnlce 212 

Burwell 804 

Byron 829 

Calvin Newton 129 

Caroline 52, 145 

Caroline Elizabeth 129 

Caroline Elizabeth Glass 182 

Caroline Martin 132 

Carosand A. Noel 180 

Carrie 184 

Carrie Cotton 318 

Carrie Natalia 191 

Carrie Ola 148 

Carrie Wolfe 307 

Casper Wister 108, 108 

Catherine ..36. 69. 145, 146, 238, 387 

Catherine Bersrer 278, 280 

Catherine Bryan 286 

Catherine B. Jones 44. 47 

Catherine C. White 147 

Catherine Hook Preston 96 

Catherine Penroyer 824 

Catherine Sharp 297 

Catherine Sherod 87, 93 

Catherine Ward 88 

Cecelia 831, 882 

Cella 340 

Celia Shelton 177, 178. 236 

Charles 327, 829, 880, 837. 338 

Charles A 304, 306 

Charles C. 298 

Charles Franklin 78.80 

Charles Lianier 201 

Charles Loyd 80 

Charles Mackey 98 

Rev. Charles Price 98 

Charles Shepard 100 

Charles W 202, 298, 339 

Charlie 210 

Charlie Thomas 300 

Christian May 106 

Clara 887 

Clara Belle 134 

Clarence 831 

Dr. Clarence Dale 61 

Clarinda Bybee 79 

Claud 138, 211 

Nowlin, Claude Presley 184, 138 

Clementine Clay 180 

Clemmle Martin 73 

Cleo Lester 208 

Clifford 887 

Clifford H 820, 822 

Clifford M. Hoshall 106 

Cloe 96 

Cora 58 

Cora May 80 

Cora J. Smith 181 

Cornelia A. 129 

Csmthia 804 


Dabney Ward 184 

Daney John W. 42 

Daniel Adams 299 

Daniel Crispin 211 

David 36, 51, 85, 87, 98, 110, 111, 

149, 800, 801 

David Hunter 299 

David Jones 47 

David Josiah 148, 144 

David K 110, 182 

David L. 801 

David lAght 88, 94 

David McBroom 181, 182 

David Morten 279 

David Samuel 40. 129, 180 

David William... 288, 262. 374. 276. 

278, 284 

David Witt 199, 202 

Delia Traverse 812. 818 

Dennis 888 

Dldamle 85 

Donell James ..:... 192 

Dora 79, 324 

Dora Liillle 58 

Dorothy 79. 815 

Dorothy (Dolly) Hoyt 815 

Dovie 211 

Downey Ralney 95 

Druery P 42 

Dudley Clinton 185 


Earl 72. 142 

gdgrar 142, 210 

Edgrar C. 808 

Edmund Brunson 191 

Edna B 139 

Edna Black 142 

Edna Inez 109 

Edna Vowel 142 

gdward 64, 68, 88T 

Edward A 200, 801 

Eldward Alexander ISO 

Edward Janway 56, 60 

Edward Paul 200 

Edward Perkins 62 

Edward Thomas 129 

Edwin 827, 829 

Eff le S29 

Ef f le Jane 79 

Ef f ie M 1S9 

Esrbert Ward 2O8 

Elbln BiffTgrers 96 

Eleanor M. Adams 286 

Electa Hopkins 829 

51! 825.827 

EllKa 335 

Eliza J 171 

Eliza Morey 827 

Digitized by 




Nowlin, Elizabeth. .85, 86, 40, 54, 64, 201. 

808, 816, 828 

Elizabeth Chapman 298 

Elizabeth D 178 

Elizabeth Hook Preston 96 

Elizabeth Hurling 324 

Elizabeth Iverson 275 

Elizabeth Jones 44,68 

Elizabeth J. Bergrer 288, 278 

Elizabeth Lavenia 56, 59 

Elizabeth Mildred 279,298 

Elizabeth P. Deven 51, 87 

Elizabeth Petty 88, 178 

Elizabeth Peyton 98, 94 

Elizabeth 9tone 808 

Elizabeth T. 277 

Elizabeth Thompson 816 

Elizabeth Thorne 829 

Elizabeth Tilman 85 

Elizabeth Townsend 60 

Elizabeth Twyman 44 

Ella 79 

Ella Pool : 277 

Ellen ZS>4, 805. 806 

Ellen Dulaney 78, 98 

Ellen Hoffman 821 

Ellis 804 

Elma 142 

Elmer 887 

Elmo 100 

Elmira Josephine 207. 208 

Elvira William 87, 88 

Emily Nicholson 180 

Emiline 824 

Emma 142, 199, 816 

Emma Chapman 298 

Emma Henderson 144 

Emma Olson 79 

Emma Rosa 800 

Emma Wade 184, 188 

Enos 804, 806 

Erin 142, 148. 145 

Ernest 114. 824 

Ernest Leroy 78, 79 

Ernest Demont 79 

Estelle 142 

Esther Ann 78, 81 

Ethel 61, 188. 889 

Ethel Francis 822 

Ethel Pearl 58 

Kugene 840 

Eugrene Douglas 180 

Eufirene Florian 106 

Euffene Henry 105 

Eugenia 298 

Eugrenia Adelaide Terry 114 

Eunice 824 

Eunice Kellogr 824 

Eugrene Martin 814 

Eunice Lauretta M 108 

Eva 210 

Eva M. 142 

Evelyn May 109 

Ezra J 888, 840 

Ezell 62 

Faith 802 

Fannie 110, 210 

Fannie A. Ill 

Fannie Belinda 279 

Fannie Blankenship 806 

Fannie Elizabeth 275 


Nowlin. Fannie M. 108 

Fannie Pannel . . 275, 276, 278, 279 

Fannie Scott 96 

Fannie Wftre 184 

Fanville 188 

Fay 80 

Fienna 812 

Flora 824 

Flora A, 820 

Florence 69.114,820 

Florence Jordan 147 

Floretta 825 

Floretta A. 882 

Floyd 825 

Frances 86 

Frances Clark 101 

Francis 85,94 

Francis 1 94 

Frank 64. 210, 888, 889 

Frank Bland 119 

Franklin 880 

Fred 825,880 

Dr. Fred H 146 


Galliton 805 

Oenerva 72, 77 

Geneva 72 

Genevieve 822 

Georgre 814.824,880,887 

Georgre A. 200, 201 

Georgre F 889 

Georffe Gordon 180 

George Lanton 189, 140 

George Preston 99 

Georgre Rex 80 

George T 86 

George W 182, 188. 141, 899 

George Washington 78, 80 

Georgia Myrta Smith 825 

Georgle Anne 98 

Gertrude 808 

Gladdis 200 

Gladys 888 

Grace 78, 802 

Grace Kennedy 9 

Gracie Virginia 200 

Greenwood H 100 

Greenwood H., Jr 100 

Gussie Long 818, 829 

Gustavus 818, 827. 829 

Guy H 148 


Hannah 315, 825 

Hannah Mott 816. 820 

Harmon 835. 886 

Harold 79,822 

Harold C 298 

Harriet 818. 814. 816, 829, 880 

Harriet Crego 880 

Harriet Elizabeth 62,65 

Harriet Grace 61, 62 

Harriet Stringham 72 

Harriet Thorn 884 

Harrison 816 

Harrison D 146 

Harrison Davis 208 

Harry 188 

Harry Wllbum 189 

Harvey 80 

Hattie 79, 828 

Hattle Davis 79 

Hattie Horner 814 

Digitized by 





Nowlin, Haywood 58, 98 

Hazel 181 

Henry ..818, 816, 825, 827, 829. 880, 

882, 888 

Henry MaJ 827, 828 

Henry Clay 107 

Henry Bfoore 211 

Herbert 807,887 

Herbert E. 825 

Herschel 94 

Hester Susanna H 180 

Hettle 806 

Hettie Alice 60 

Hiram 816, 820, 821 

Homer 889 

Homer Edffar 148 

Hugrh E 889 

Hunter 98 


Ida 808 

Ida M. 820 

Idas. Graves 266,280 

Indiana 129 

Indiana Julia 180 

Ines 881 

Ira 85 

Irene 816. 817 

Irene C 820 

Irvingr 827 


Jabus 51, 54, 55, 56, 80 

Jabus Dr. Swanson 54, 68 

Jabus Townsend 71, 77 

Jabus Townsend, Jr 78 

James . .86. 51, 86, 95, 800, 804, 806, 

811, 812, 815, 824. 825, 880, 881, 

885, 88f, 878 

James (I) 88,859,878 

James (II) 88,859 

James A 86 

James Almus 86, 146 

James Benjamin 299 

James Bowker 98 

James Bryan 209, 210 

James Dr. Crispin 178, 209, 210 

James Edmund 187, 194 

James Evelyn 98 

James H 102,108,104 

James Harry 814, 824 

James Lamar 201 

James Madison 182, 147 

James Morten 279 

James Newton Henry 110 

James Noble 110 

James Ozro 62, 68 

James R 108, 107 

James Rush Staples 107 

James Rush Staples, Jr 107 

James Samuel 98 

James Swanson 78 

James T 58, 67 

James Wade 54, 60, 189 

James Wood 185 

Jane 825 

Jane Elizabeth G l80 

Jane Franklin 52 

Jane Harris 298 

Jane 108 

Jane McCarthy 806 

Jane ^ 108 

Janett' 825 


Nowlin, Janway Addison 60 

Jefferson Prescott 67 

Jenette 881 

Jennie Brower 149 

Jennie Lou 107 

Jennie Swanson 69 

Jessie 85, 98 

Jessie Kate 47 

Jessie M. Gardener 145 

John. .97, 142, 806, 811, 812. 818, 814. 
816, 816, 828, 880, 838 

John A, J 182, 148 

John B. 98 

Dr. John Bryan Ward 11, 118, 119 

Dr. John Burton 98 

John David 184, 145 

John H. 297 

Dr. John H 821, 828 

John Lanier 199, 200, 201 

John Leroy 201 

John Marshall 52,119 

John Sherod 40i 44 

John Simmon 44, 47 

John W. 801, 802 

John Wade 56 

John William 299 

Joseph Benjamin 76, 278 

Joseph Bryan 275 

Joseph Bryan Ward 87 

Joseph C. 102.104,105 

Joseph C, Jr. 106 

Joseph Christian 277 

Joseph Christian, Jr 277 

Joseph Herman 201 

Joseph Wade 69 

Joseph Wadklns 191« IM 

Josephine 149, 804,806 

Josephine Williams 96 

Julia 52. 145. 146. 297. 801 

Julia Ann Thomas 88 

Julia Kellos S24 

Julia Wells 801 


Kate 98, 211 

Kate G. Pickard 61 

Kate McCoud 69 

Kate Whitfield 104 

Katherine 99 

Katherine Eliza 106 

Katherine Elizabeth 106 

Katie Clark 119 

Katie Darby 885 

Katie Jane 78 

Katie M. 181*. 141 

Katie Maria 80 

Katie N 110 

Katie NewbiU 146 


Laura 814. 839 

Laura Ann 885, 886, 887. 888 

Laura C M 

Laura Davis 200, 201 

Laura Leonard 211 

Laura McCauUy 200 

Lavonia 64 

Lavonia Orr . » 68 

Leah 79 

Lee David 146 

Leo Douglas 184 

Lee Waldon 52 

Lela 826 

Digitized by 





Nowlin, Lela McJimsay 140 

Leland 79 

Leila M. Mackey 98 

Liella Penalton 99 

Leila Rusaell 114,116,120 

Lellth 298 

Lena 829 

Lena Melvina 52 

Leona 826 

Lester T9 

Levi 804, 807, 816, 820 

Llbble 828 

Light 61 

Light Thomas 64 

Lira 80 

Lillle M. 829 

Llllie May 184, 149 

Lillian 79 

Lillian Anlsley 181 

Lizzie Davis 144 

Lizzie Payne Ill 

Lora 64 

Lora Dell 68 

Lorenzo 826 

Louise 62,119.806,829 

Louise Baxter 119 

Louise Eastman 280 

Louise Elizabeth 68 

Louise M. Watkins 114 

Louise Scrlgrgins 62 

Lucile Ada 822 

Lucile Faris 62 

Lucile Minnich 61 

Luclnda Faris 62 

Lucy. .86, 61, 68. 84, 87, 210, 816, 8^ 

Lucy A. 42, 888 

Lucy Ann 48.209 

Lucy Catherine 276, 679 

Lucy E 889 

Lucy Forest 180 

Lucy Jabus 87, 98 

Lucy N. Davis .178. 207 

Lucy Pendleton 100 

Lucy Scott 279,280 

Lucy Spriggs 99, 100 

Lucy Townsend . . .89, 40, 44, 46. 71 

Lucy Wade 86, 129, 178 

Lula 298 

Lula A. Vaughn 68 

Lula Belle 62 

Luli^ W. 277 


Mabel 64 

Mabel C. Campbell 146 

Mabel Ruth 822 

Mack 887 

iSaggie . . 887, 888 

Maggie B. Love 808 

Maggie Erin Henderson . . . 144, 146 

Biaggie May 68 

Magness 802 

Maflnda Light 812 

Miallnda Staples 102.108.107 

BCalvlna 316 

Manvllle Susie 298 

Manvllle Twyman 47 

Marcus Erlln 58 

Margaret 64, 207, 208 

Margaret Docia 97 

Margaret Elizabeth 72, 76 

Margaret Griffin 44 

Margaret Miller 818 


Nowlln, Margaret Phagan 61, 71 

Margaret Ruby 106 

Margaret Saunders 99 

Marlanna Cox 148 

Maria 72, 78, 826 

Maria A. Penn 148 

Maria Ann Mathews 880 

Maria Tolley 78 

Bferie Ann 804, 808 

Marie E 297 

Marjorie 889 

. Mark 881 

Martha 86, 816, 826 

Martha C HI 

Martha Collins 84 

Martha C. Skinner 208 

Martha Frances 182, 188 

Martha Jane 299 

Martha P. Clopton 110, 111 

Martha Pulliam 40. 42 

Martha R. Stewart 202 

Martha Sherod 178 

Martha Virginia 180 

Martha Watson 186 

Martha Webb 190 

MJary ... .86. 64, 72, 78, 86. 142, 182, 
191, 198. 814. 816, 828, 884, 886, 887. 

Mary (Polly) 40,160.298 

Mary Ann 129, 182 

Mary Ann Younger . : 182, 189 

Mary Arnold 67 

Mary Bartlett 828 

Mary Beadleston 826 

Mary Bryeans 61, 64 

Mary Caldwell 178, 281 

Mary Campbell 118 

Mary Catherine 68 

Mary Cay wood 828 

Mary Clift 98 

Mary Cornelia 180 

Mary Campbell 186 

Mary B 201, 814 

Mary Eliza 880, 888 

Mary Eliza A. Lanier 198 

Mary Eliza Stone ..178,186,198,418 

Mary Elizabeth 119 

Mary Ella 68 

Mary Hunter 97, 98 

Mary Ida 62 

Mary J. Beadleston 827 

Mary Jane Townsend 87. 90 

Mary John 98 

Mary Jones Ill 

Mary Kathleen 146, 146 

Mary Lou Bond 70 

Mary McConaghy 830 

Mary Moss 200 

Mary 48 

Mary P. Cummlngs 72 

Mary Parish 189 

Mary R 389 

Mary R. Lenox 119 

Mary Ruth 118 

Mary Sharp 279 

Mary Spencer 297 

Mary Stone 808 

Mary Susan 86, 299 

Mary Susannah 72, 78 

Mary Taylor 828 

Mary Walton 40 

Mary Wilson 64 

Mary V. Winfrey 207 

Mathew Bates 96, 96 

Matilda Wade 61 

Digitized by 





Nowlln. Mattle 64,69 

Mattie Clay 1«4 

Mattle Francis 147 

aiattle J 48 

Mattie Thompson 68 

Mattle Webb 190 

Mattle W. Wood 185 

Maud 188 

Maud Anne 148 

Maudle 79 

Melville Ozro 68 

Melvina Hall 60 

Mercy 831 

Micheal 818, 835, 887, 888 

Mlcheal (I) 810 

Micheal (II) JIJ 

Mildred • • • 331 

Mildred Ann 279, 284 

Mildred Watkins 297 

Miles 826 

Milton Gross 62. 64 

Milton Ivor 189 

Minda Buckendale 839 

Minerva B. • . 209 

Minnie 79. 831 

Minnie Isabella 62 

Mira 551 

Mollle C. Patterson 299 

MoUie Denton 182. 142 

Mollle Dynett 68 

Mollle E AAA i?i 

Molly Manning 209. 210 

Mollle Newbiir 148 

Mona Affnes 202 

Monite 144 

Montle 825 

Morris 804 

Myrtle Harper 149 


Nancy 812. 314. 885 

Nancy Beadleston 813. 814, 327 

Nancy Bradie ^86 

Nancy Clark 102 

Nancy Harvey 814 

Nancy J 801. 302 

Nancy Jane Alford 93 

Nancy Jane Leadbetter 130 

Nancy Jones 300. 801. 302 

Nancy Rohror . .• 95 

Nancy Vaugrhn 811 

Nannie Ellie 99 

Nannie Roland 276, 277 

Napoleon 315, 327, 380 

Nathenlel • • • 

Nell Bryan 808 

Nell Plckard 61 

Nellie 149. 191. 207 

Nellie Era 58 

Nellie Fanville 138 

Nellie Strayhorn 57, 59 

Neta 191 

Nettle E. Plerson 339 

Neva Kennedy 149 

Dr. Newcomb Rush 70 

Nilwon 140, 149 


Ola To^nsend 889 

Ollva Catherine 178 

Oliva Green 108 

Olive Beadleston 327, 329 

Oliver Prescptt 57 


Nowlln, Ollie •••• ,86 

Orlando 327. |» 

OrvlUe • • • • • - 5JJ 

Oscar 64. 210, S89 

Parmella A. Hubbard 816. 320 

Patrick • ■ V 52S 

Patrick Riley 301. SOJ 

Pattle 2g 

Paul Bates 13» 

Pearl Avery gj 

Penelope C. Strayhorne ... 57 

Percy ^^*S 

Perkins 64, 68 

Permelia .JJ 

Permelia P. McBroom . . . . . . - . 131 

Peyton 86. 89, 44, 51. 99, 182 

Peyton D 2: ' w^ S 

Peyton Wade 40, 42. 61. 70, 75 

Phillip 53 

Pinkie • • ■ • *J 

Polly 297. 811 

Rachael 312.818 

Rachael Amanda J*^ 

Racheal Smith 812 

Ray 210 

Ray Edward — 340 

Raymond 7w, 138 

Rebecca ... .51. 58, 88. 110, 311. 834 

Rebecca E)winff Niell 62 

Rebecca Lavonla ^»«?5 

Rex 210 

Richard 201. 209, 210. 301 

Richard Bryan 187, 197 

Richard Wade 36. 177. 236 

Richard Wade. Jr. 178, 182 

Roanna ^?4 

Robert 144 

Rev. Robert JIJ 

Robert Armistead 191 

Robert Bruce 105 

Robert Chesley ■■' 299 

Robert Donnell 145, 146 

Robert Dunlison 62 

Robert E 132, 148, 149 

Robert E.. Jr 149 

Robert Franklin 149 

Robert Lee JOJ 

Robert Nathan 131 

Robert S 298 

Robert Samuel 44 

Robert Thompson 119 

Robert Twyman 44 

Roberta Bills • . 98 

Rosanah 315. 826 

Rose 298 

Rosella 880 

Rosina Wright 804 

Ross 210 

Ross Bowker 98 

Rowena 324 

Roxle 64 

Roxy Bates 886 

Roy 138 

Roy Bruce 105 

Roy Levelle 79 

Roy Thomas 119 

Russell 68 

Russell Harris 44 

Ruth 149 

Ruth Bnsenia 201 

Digitized by 






Nowlln, Salina Bonner 801 

Sallle 06, 210, 297. 801, 804, 805 

Sallie Blanch 58, 59 

Sallle Kennedy 94 

Sallie Rebecca 08 

Sallie Roy 105 

Sallie Saunders 806 

Sallie Woodson 297 

Samuel 86. 178, 209, 275. 297 

Samuel Bruce 105 

Samuel Cea 52, 58 

Samuel Chatham . .187. 191, 198. 198 

Samuel Davis 207. 208 

Samuel Henry, Sr 101, 108, 104 

Samuel Jabus 62 

Samuel ManY)ln 118. 119 

Samuel Mosely 299 

Samuel Roy 104 

Samuel Rush 108 

Samuel S 108. 266, 279, 280 

Samuel Scott 279 

Samuel Sherod 278, 279 

Samuel T 276, 277 

Sarah 86, 818, 828. 880^ 885, 888 

Sarah Amanda 78, 80 

Sarah Bates 102, 109 

Sarah Frances 299 

Sarah M. Perry 207 

Sarah Mott 829 

Sarah Watson 129 

Sarah Williams 56 

Sarah Wynn 105 

Shady 85 

Sherod 47. 61. 178 

Sherod Matthew 52 

Silas 814. 815, 816, 880 

Silas B. 820 

Smith 818, 814. 827 

Sophia Newal 802 

Stella 824 

Stephen 51, 85, 825, 887 

Stephen Atkins 98, 94 

Stephen H. P 299 

Susan 40, 41, 97, 182, 210 

Susan A. 98. 182, 148 

Susan B 42 

Susan B. Jones 276 

Susan Blizabeth 60 

Susan H. Burton 98 

Susan* Jane 87 

Susan K 47 

Susan Wade 187, 195 

Susanna 86 

Susannah 177 

a Walker 298 


Thomas 61, 68, 64. 210. 887 

Thomaa A 111. 118 

Thomas Bryan 207 

Thomas E 98 

Thomas ESdward 299 

Thomas P. 79 

Thomas Ligrht 62, 68 

Thomas Martin 182 

Thomas Perkins 57 

Thomas R 189 

Thomas Ward 207 

Thomas Warren 78, 79 

Thomas Watkins 297. 298 

Thursa Maria 78. 80 

Tracy Clay 208 



Nowlin, Venie 824 

Verena 188 

Vlrgrinia 181 

Virarinia Armistead 199 

Virgrinia C. 297 

Virginia Bonner 802 

Virsrinia Iva Amundson 192 

Virgrinia Margraret 98 

Virginia Susan 98 

Virginia Watkins 297 

Viva 100 


Rev. Wade 129, 180 

Wade H 182. 145 

Wade Hampton 144, 145, 146 

Walker 208 

Walter 210 

Walter W 808 

Ward 142 

Warren T 298 

Webb 101 

Wilbert 808 

William ..51, 52, 207, 811, 812, 813, 
815, 827, 820, 880, 885, 888 

William C. 207 

WiUiam Clayton 47 

William David 182, 188, 185, 276 

Rev. William Dudley 184. 185, 

136. 187 

William Eldwards 08 

William Henry 44 

Rev. William, J., Jr. ..801, 802, 803 

William Jabus 56, 78, 70 

William James 801 

William Janway 54. 56, 57 

William Matthew 07 

William Ozro 58 

William Patrick 801 

William S 85. 86, 07, 09 

William Smith 06 

William Scott 278 

William Thomas 146 

Willie 05 

Willie Arthur 58 

Willina Nadena 208 

Wyatt 70 


Zerilda C 178. 228 

Zoda Winona 203 

Zora 210 

Zylpha 70 

Nunnelee, James S 481 

Lizzie L. 481 

Liouis 481 

Martha B. Stone 481 

Oglesby, Mary 155 

Mary J. McLain 155 

William 155 

Oldttiam, E3stelle 201 

John C 201 

Laura L. McMahan 201 

O'Naullain 10 

CKNolan 10 

O'Nowlan 10 

Organ, Mary Blanch Cobbs 428 

William S 428 

Orne, Ann Stone 477 

Frances Stone 477 

John 477 

Digitized by 





Osborn, Miabel 429 

Overton, Clayton 102 

PranclB CUark 102 

James 102 

James B 102 

John 102 

Martha Susan 102 

Mary 102 

Mary K Nowlln 207 

Perkins 102 

Samuel H. 102. 297 

William 102 

Owinsrs, Eleanor EkM Mahian 154 

Fannie P. Nowlln 278 

William T. 278 


Pad-dock. Joseph 482 

Reliance Stone 482 

Palmer, Bertha 820 

Flora A. Nowlln 820 

Jerome f 20 

Parker, Elmer 888 

Enolse 515 

Emma 888 

Grand Travis 888 

Mary Bll«a Nowlln 888 

Mary Rosabelle 425 

Orlow J 888 

Orville 888. 

Parklnoon, Erneat 82 

Herald g2 

Joseph 5i 

Maurice g? 

Rachel 81 

Patten, Mr ... 55f 

Andrew 814, 888 

Arthur ^Sg 

Esther 55? 

Marlon 551 

Mary 55f 

Polly 555 

Robert 555 

William 888 

Patton, Fitagerald Bllia 500 

Minnie Fitzgerald 500 

Patterson, Bettle Nowlln 298 

John A 298 

Polly Nowlln 297 

Turned 297 

Paul, Blmlra Josephine N 299 

Georgia O JOJ 

Jamee Scott 106 

Joseph 195 

Merrell 195 

Minerva *JJ 

Rodigrers Jjj 

Susan Broyles IJJ 

Susan W. Broyles Jjo 

Vlrgrlnla N. Broyles 196 

Virginia Scott 1»6 

William 209 

Willlra 209 

Payne, Dr. C. M 467 

Carrie V. W. 467 

Peck, Bryan Ward . . . . i 74, 76 

Cecil Nowlln J* 

Elao Dean J J 

Gladdys Viola 75 

Generva Fern Jt 

Guy I Vo ll 

Hezekiah H 78. 74 


Peck, Horton Franklin 74,75 

Iris 74 

Ivy May 74 

Lena C. Dannlty 75 

Mary Geneva 74 

Mary a Nowlln 78 

Nellie Mary 75 

Nellie Rose 74 

Susan Elizabeth 74 

Pennin^on. Bertha J 

Florence Burton 94 

Jeffrie Lee W 

Minnie A. J4 

Myrtle 94 

W. J w 

Penroyar, Louise Nowlln 8^ 

William 829 

Perrow, Bettle E. Stofte 449,450 

F. Kirk 450 

F. Kirk, Jr. 450 

James B. a 450 

Petty, Joel S 223, 229 

Joseph ■ . 110 

Mary S. Bates 283, 229 

Pbllllps, Betsy Nowlln 835, 387 

Clifford 887 

Dora 887 

EMward A. 246 

Edwin 887 

Eveline Virginia 246 

Pranklin 887, 8M 

Hoyt 557 

Katie 888 

Martha Elizabeth 246 

May 555 

Myron . . 857 

Nancy Nowlln 5?^ 

Roma Josle 246 

Sarah 587 

Shelton Edward 246 

Susannah) E. Shelton 246 

William 885, 887. 838 

WQllie Lee 246 

Piper. Celia Agnes 825 

Cora 825 

Grace 826 

Maria Nowlln 325 

Susan Moore 1|0 

William 825 

Pointer, Clarence 148 

Hassle Roderers 148 

Raymendf 148 

Poplin, R. W 88 

Powell, Alma Wade S 419 

Lucy B3b Jenkins 49 

Peyton R 49 

Pinkie Nowlln ^44 

Revan Smith 419 

Ruby Douglas 419 

William F. L. 417, 418 

Price, Annie Broyles 1?6 

Kyle 106 

Prltchett, Buena Henry 428 

Elizabeth P. 428 

John J 428 

Louisa F. C 428 

Nanie Cecil 428 


Raiment, Catherine Nowlln 387 

James 511 

Harmon 887 

Digitized by 





Rainey, Alice Tuttle 466 

Catherine Cargro 404 

Delmer Lee 462 

Eddie 466 

Bdwln Hoskln 462, 466 

Bmily Mosely 462 

Earnest Asbley 466 

Frank Bascom 464, 466 

Glenn Waddingrton 468 

Hadrwell Hume 462 

Harry 466 

Irene Grumpier 466 

James Dabney 462 

James Glenn 462, 468 

Jes0ie 466 

Jetta May 462 

JobnG. 462 

John Glenn 461, 462 

Joseph 466 

Kelly Stone 464, 466 

LdUie Homes 462 

Lizzie James 462 

Louie lola 462 

Louis Glenn 464 

Minnie Lee W 468 

Miinnie Thomas 464 

Pauline Cecil 462 

Rosalind Louise 468 

Samuel Pomroy 464 

Samuel Witt 462. 464 

Theodoria Truman 462 

Thomaa 467 

Thiomaa F. 462 

Tobitha E. K. 461 

Verelia 461 

William Burney 464, 466 

Ramsey, Annie Bersrer 274 

I>r. Oscar L. 474 

Susan C. Fitzgerald 498 

Wllburn 274 

Randolph^ C. F 42 

Susan Bi Nowlin 42 

Reaves, Mr 600 

Annie Margraret 600 

Emily Cataway 600 

Maude Fitzfirerald 600 

Thomas Fitzfirerald 600 

Reck, Helen Elizabeth 266 

Dr. John A 264 

Julia Margaret 266 

Mildred Ann Graves 264 

Reese, Adolphus 211 

Clay 210 

David R 210 

Dr. D. H 209. 210 

EHizabeth A 211 

Ellen Smith 210 

Etta 210 

Henrietta Ew 210 

Dr. H. C 210 

John a 211 

Lucy Ann N 209. 210 

Mary 211 

Olive 210 

Samuel Ernest 211 

Sidney, Jr 211 

Vinnie K 210 

Reeves. Charles W 199 

Samp W 199 

Virginia A. Nowlin 199 

Willie C 199 

Rezroat. Anna May Bird 284 

Barl 284 


Reynolds. Blanch Estelle 60 

David 60 

Rhea, L. Bertie 60 

Lillian V 60 

Thomas 60 

Richardson, Jennie 446 

Nathaniel 480 

Richardson, Elizabeth 446 

Jennie 446 

Lula 446 

Pattie 446 

W. D. 446 

Roberts, Ma«rgie M. Nowlin 68 

Thomas 68 

Robison, Adeline C. Nowlin 48 

David 48 

Howard 40 

Richard 49 

Rostvilla McKargar ,, 884 

Rod^ers^ Dabney R 148 

Carrie 148 

Emily R. B. 196 

Gube 148 

J. A. 182, 148 

James E. 196 

Haasle 148 

Jeptha 148 

Lucile 196 

Lelia Adams 148 

Mattie 148 

Mildred! R. 148 

Minnie Ferris 148 

Sarah F. Nowlin 299 

Susannah A. Nowlin 182, 148 

Thomas 148 

Wendall 196 

Roper, Catherine Bergrer Nowlin 280 

John Gunter 280 

Mary Catherine 280 

Rose. Andrew 214 

Anna Beatrice 77 

Charles ESdiward 76 

Charles G. 76 

Charles Stephens 76 

Clinton Glbbs 76 

ESllen Gibbs 76 

Frederick D 77 

John Henry 76 

Louisa Gibbs 76 

Margaret E. Nowlin 76 

Margaret Low 76 

Minnie Low 76 

Nellie Wickoff 76 

Nerva Leah 77 

Sarah May 76 

Viola T. Craven 214 

Virginia May 77 

Wallace D 106 

Walter Nowlin 77 

Rother, James Edwin 266 

John 266 

Martha Ann Berger 266 

Sophy Lucile 266 

Lavina M. Partridge 266 

Rowan. Catherine P. Berger 266 

George Bourland 265 

George W 266 

Rowland. Lucy 266 

Nancy J. Nowlin 802 

William L. 802 

Rudolph, Ann Bowmer 174 

Digitized by 





Ryan, Carrie O. Nowlln 148 

Thomas M 148 

S ' 

Sandred^e. Ida L*. !£. 468 

William P 468 

William P. Jr 468 

Sapplnston, EI D 289 

Bfary V. Miller 289 

Saund«ra, Dr 288. 266 

Fanny 266 

Hople 266 

Ida 266 

James 266 

John 266 

Kate 266 

M^u-tha Collins Berger 288, 266 

Martha (Patty) 266 

William 266 

Sawin. MunninfiT - ^^ 

Sarah Stone 484 

Scater, Charles Pearl 160 

Joseph R 160 

Ullie May 160 

Ollie May 160 

Schuck, Dr 290 

Charles 226 

Claudia Norma 226 

Virgil Wlngr 290 

Zerilda May 226 

Scott. ESliaa 96 

Sea, Fannie F. Graves 261 

I>r. Thomas Jefferson Jackson. 261 

Sears. Jack 297 

Pattie Nowlln 297 

Seay, Edwin 211 

Henry 211 

Maud J 211 

Seely, Cressy 325 

Howard 825 

Lela Nowlln »25 

Semple. Anna 251 

Anna Virginia 250 

James Muscoe 250 

Lucy Anna Shelton 249, 251 

Marjory Ferris 250 

Mollle Eubanjt 250 

Nathaniel Meacon 260 

Ollie Shelton 261 

Richard 261 

Robert Baylor 249 

Robert Baylor, Jr 250 

Robert Cuthbert 250, 251 

Virginia Buckner 250, 251 

William Tunstall 250, 261 

Septre, The 382 

Shafer, David 275 

Lucy Catherine Nowlln 275 

Shannon, Anna 189 

Bennett 139 

Effle M. Nowlln 189 

George J 139 

Jack 139 

Lanton 139 

William Bennett 189 


Shelton, Abraham Cowper 241, 246 

Amy Melvina MoUy 245 

Anna Berger 238, 240 

Anna Motly 246 

MaJ. Armistead 177, 236 

Ashley Cowper 242 

Augustine 287 

Bedford 2S7 

Belle T. Gorges 252 

Bird C. Grandfiels 248 

Celia 2116 

Charlie 237 

Charles ESmmett, Jr 246 

Charles Emmett 244. 246 

Charles Richard 242 

Charles William 252 

Christina Elizabeth 241 

Cloe EHizabetb 241, 246 

Cynthia Dunkan ^15 

David Nowlln 245 

Ella Crispin 244 

Edward H 287 

Elizabeth' 287. 252 

Banily 236 

£}veline Jane Dutton 244 

George W. 237 

Gertrude 245 

Graydon 245 

Ja«ob Berger 241, 244 

Jacob Gardener 245 

James Cowper 244^ 245 

James F. 237 

^ Jarrad Bently 287 

Dr. John' A 287 

John C 237 

John Eu 237 

Josie V 244, 245 

Leigh 243 

Lucy Anna 241, 249 

Lucy Catherine Nowlln 246 

Lucy Lillian 245 

Mabel Claiborne 252 

Martha A. 237 

Martha Irby 241, 244, 245, 246 

Mary 237 

Mary Anna 244 

Mary Leigh 241,248 

Meacon Ashley 288, 240 

Meacon EJdwln 244 

Nathaniel Meacon 241, 251. 252 

Nellie Leigh 244, 245 

Ollva 236 

Patty 286 

Peachy Gilmer 241 

Peachy Nathaniel 244 

Richard J 287 

Robert 248 

Robert Saunders 242, 243 

Ruth C 243 

Sallle Branstella 245 

Sallle B. Gardener 245 

Samuel 287 

Samuel V 287 

Digitized by 





Shelton. Susan 286, 287 

Susannah Catherine 241 

Susannah E31izabeth 245, 246 

Tazwell H. 287 

Tertla 286 

Victoria 287 

Vincent 286 

Virginia Bveline 245 

Westley . 286, 287 

William Howard 287 

Willie C. 242 

Shoemaker, Charles Albert 221 

Prank J 227 

Frank Joseph 227 

Sallie Bfiaggrle Bates 227 

Shotwell, Patlemce H. H 462 

Shumate, Albert B. 269 

Anna M. 269, 270 

Charles A 269, 270 

Cornelia McHaney 269, 270 

E&Tl Walker 269 

Emma Vaughn 270 

Freda Ortman 270 

Helen Agnes 269 

Ida Walker 269 

Kathleen 270 

Mary A. 269, 270 

Ortman 270 

Susie K. 269, 270 

Thomas B 269 

Virginia Clair 270 

Walker J 269, 270 

Silverston, Clide 296 

Lucile Field 296 

Simmons, Annie BHizabeth 175> 176 

Cynthia Mahan :. . .175, 176 

George Washington 175 

James Levi 175 

Mary Ann 175 

Mary Louisa 175, 176 

Sarah E^vellne 175 

Thomas Reason 175 

Simms, Isabelle Crook 204 

Lawson 204 

Simpson, Carrie Rodcrers 148 

Skinner, Ada Lowel 420 

Bernard P 420 

EMgar Simeon 420 

Maud May C 420 

Smith, Allen 417 

Alma Wade 417 

Annie 417 

Clack 417 

Dora McHeimer 417, 418 

E)dward Stone 417 

Ella Hubbard' 417 

Ella R. 481 

Eva Whitfield 284 

Fannie Hope 416 

Fannie McHeimer 417, 418 

F&jiny Robert Burns 281, 285 

Ida Nowlin 808 

J\ame8 Phdiomon 417, 418 

Joseph 826 

Kate E. Z 417, 418 

Kathleen 417 

Lorene 418 

Lucy Catherine 281 

Mamie Sue 417 

Mary Alice 281 

Mary Ann 418 

Mary Ann R, 417 


Smith, Mary Ann Stone 416, 417 

Mary Blanche 417 

Mary Caldwell Nowlin 178 

Mary Christina 418 

Mattle A. Thompkins 284 

Nancy Elizabeth 417 

Olivia Ella 417 

Porter 808 

Randolph 418 

Robert Jackson 178, 281, 284 

Rufus 417 

Sallie Carter 281, 284 

Samuel Crispin 417, 418 

Samuel Southerland! 416, 417 

Stone 417 

Susannah Elizabeth 281, 282 

Thomas Bryan 281, 284 

Tipple Sue 417 

William Benjamin 417, 418 

William Crispin 418 

William Walker 417 

Sneed, Annie 188, 184 

Bettle 188, 184 

Elizabeth D. Nowlin 178, 188 

Ellen 188 

Elmira J. N. 209 

Ferd 184 

Jerome 188 

John 178. 188 

I>r. John F 209 

Martha Ann 184 

Martha a Nowlin 178 

Maud W 184 

Oscar 188 

Ottle 184 

Pauline 184 

Robert 184 

Virginia 188 

Snoddy, Calvin P 285 

Calvin P., Jr 285 

Sallie C. Smith 285 

Snow, David R.. 480, 481 

Catherine 481 

Sorensen, Zylpha Nowlin 79 

Sparks, Edgar 182 

Elizabeth 182 

Fannie 182 

Josle Haynes 182 

Marvin 182 

Morris 182 

Pattle 182 

William T 181 

Spence, Emma Nowlin 148 

Harry C. 148 

Harry C, Jr 148 

Stafford, Nellie E. Nowlin 68 

Stamps, LiUie M. Nowlin 60 

Starr, Comfort 478 

Mary Stono 478 

Stearns, Elizabeth B. Stone 478 

Isaac 478 

Mary Stone 477 

Lieut. Nathaniel 477 

Stephen, Angela Nowlin 818 

William 818 

Stevens, Mary J. McLaln 155 

Stewart, Edward 805 

Ellis 805 

John 806 

Sallie Nowlin 805 

Stocker, Martha C. Vaughn' 188 

Digitized by 





Stocka^ Kenneth 82 

Maoksene 82 

Maude Williams 82 

William 82 

Stoke». Annie Jm 441 

Ehnma T. Stone 484 

Laura T 441, 4«i2 

M. A 484, 441 


Stone, Family The 898 

Family of Virginia, The 895 

CoatrOf-Arma 898 

Qenealogry 898 

Ancestral Home of The 896 

Ancestral Tree of The 895 

Name, The 898 


Abigrail 479 

Corporal Abraham 487 

Achsah 482 

Adam« 480 

. Alice Barrow 425 

Alf ord 488 

Dr. Alvah 424 

Amasa 488 

Ann 477, 484 

Anna Pasre 424 

Augusta 466 


Bathild& a 418 

Bathshefoa 480 

Belinda Shores 470 

Benjamin 409. 479. 480 

Borzilla 470 

Bettie Anderson 446 

Bettia Chapman 425 

Bettia E 449. 450 

Beulah' Piske 480 

Blanche E3arly 426 

Brigham Brastus 471 


Oalvin Augustine 471 

Oalvin a. 470 

Carway 471 

Catherine Stone 442 

Catherine W. 418 

Clack 416. 428 

Coleman 408 

Corder 470 

Cornell Henry 487 

Coly 465 

Crispen Clack 425 


Daniel 485 

David .474, 476. 478, 481. 488, 485, 486 

Gov. David 472 

David EMmund 425 

Deborah 484 

DolHe C. 409 

Dollie Hoskin 406, 409 

Dolly Page Finney 416 

Ebenezer 478, 481 

Bdmund 418, 416 

Edmund Crispin 424, 425 

Edmund* Fitsgerald 480 

ESdward 487 


Stone, Bffie Im Mucklow 448 

Enisa 474 

Eliza C. 471 

Elvira Henry 418, 419 

Elizabeth 409,470.462,477, 

480 484 485 
Elizabeth (Bettie) Anderson . .' 446 

Elizabeth B 478 

Elizabeth Eggleston 446 

Elizabeth Farwell 480 

Elizabeth Fitzgerald 406, 409. 

410. 418, 480. 493 

Elizabeth Frances 471 

Elizabeth Gordon 470 

Elizabeth Homes 482, 464 

Elizabeth Jennifer 474 

Elizabeth M)argarett 492 

Elizabeth Swift 481 

Elizabeth Wade 416 

Emma EMlison 469 

Emma Jane 471 

Emma Parker 479 

E>mma Thomson 434 

E)mma W 481, 438 

E)mallne Stone 471 

Emaline Taylor 471 

Emily W 413 

. Enoch 470 

E2noch Hampton 471 

Ensigne Sturgeon 486 

E}phraim 471 

Ehmlce 482 

Elzperience 481 

Ezekial 471 


Fannie ESdm^unds 423 

Frances 477 

Francis . 470, 488 

Frank 487 

Frederick M. 432 


Gabriel 487 

(Jeorge 407 

George Carter 449, 480 

George M. 449 

George W. . 484. 436 

Georgie Catherine . 426 

Gregory 486 


Hannah 471, 479, 488 

Hannah Jennison 483 

Hannah Searle 481 

Hannah Tainter 484 

Harry Benlamin 424, 425 

Heman< 482 

Henry Norton 424 

HepzBbah 484 

Huldah 488 


Isaac 479, 480 


James 470, 471, 480. 481 

James Anderson 434 

James B 443 

James Banister 446^ 448, 449 

James Bannister, Jr 449, 450 

James Crispin 418, 423 

James E 432 

Digitized by 





Stone. James FItzgrerald 413, 488 

JameB Frye 426 

James Gordon 425^ 426 

James Hoskin . ..408. 400. 410, 418. 


James Walta 471 

James M. 480 

Jane Elizabeth 484. 486 

Jane EL Kins 470 

Jerome 488 

Joan Clarke 476 

Joel Haden 460 

Jonathan 478. 488 

John 408, 4de. 470, 474, 477. 

478, 470, 480, 481. 484. 485, 488. 492 

C?ol. John 407 

John Pltsgrerald 484 

John H. 400 

John Hoskin 474 

John M 481 

Gov. John Marshall 471 

John Quincy 477 

John T 418. 480 

Lileut. Jonath 486 

Jonas 484 

Joseph 479, 480 

Joseph Adams 471 

Joshua 408. 466 

Joshua R 469 

Julia 470 

Julia Ann 471 

Julith POX 482 

Julius Gideon 471 


Kate W. Carter 448 

Katie W 449. 450 

Katie Womack Carter 448, 448 

Kezlah 482 

Laura Augusta 484 

Laura Reese 482 

Lena Hiatt 471 

Letltia St Clair 466 

Lluie D. Spencer 484 

Ldzzie M 481 

Lnoy Hoskin 400 

Lydia 479 

Lyd4a Cooper 485 

Lydda Hyde 481 

Miarflraret Garrad 486 

Margraret Trowbridk^e 478, 481 

BCartha 466 

Martha B 481 

Martha Kinfr 470 

Martha Norton 424 

Martha Pa«e 424 

Martha 8. B. 

Mary 409. 466. 460. 477. 478. 

479, 480, 481. 482. 488. 484 

Mary C 408. 480 

Mary Ann 418 

Mary Bourne 482 

Mary Coleman 406 

Mary B. Coolrid^re 488 

Mary Dodson 470 

BCary Dickerson 426 

Mary ESliza 418 

Mary Emma 449 

Mary Farwell 480 

Mary Garland 466 

Mary H. 449, 460 


Stone, Mary Hoskin 408. 466 

Mary Nelson 407 

Mary Prescott 479 

Mary Plympton 478. 480 

Mary Rice 478. 488 

Mary Rosabell P. 426 

Mary Susan 424 

Mary Whipple 477. 478 

Mary Vernon 402 

Matthew 478. 480 

Matilda Beddoes 471 

Mattie Lankf ord 469 

Mercy 488 

Jud8« Michael Jennifer 474 ' 

Mindwell 481 

Mildred 418. 427 

Moses 488 


Nancy 409. 460. 464 

Nancy Anthony 470 

Nancy Catherine 416 

Nancy Oyler 471 

Nancy P. Settle 469 

Nancy Chapman Dickerson 416 

Nannie Early 426 

Nannie Dickerson 424 

Nathan 482 

Rev. Nathaniel 482 

Nathaniel . . ..478.481.482.488.486 

Nathaniel Columbus 471 

Noah 486 


Orrin Watkins 424 


Page Finney 400 

Phoebe Ann 466 

Phoebe H. aark 466. 466 

Phoebe R 471 

Phoebe Taylor 471 

Polly 406. 470, 471 

PrisciUa Dyka 481 

Rachel 480 

Rebecca 484 

Reliance 482 

Relinace Hinckley 478. 482 

Oapt Rufus 487 

Ruth 424. 488 

Ruth ESdjdy 478. 488 

Ruth> Pillow 469 


Sallie 409. 471 

Sallle C 481. 482 

Sallie Cassie B. 428 

Sallie Kate 426 

Samuel . 465^ 466, 469. 481. 484, 486 

Samuel C 408 

Samuel Hartford 486 

Samuel Marion . . .418. 446, 447, 449 

Bamuel Marion. Jr 449 

Dr. Sajnuel Marion 449 

Samuel R. 481, 482, 464 

Sarah 479. 484, 486 

Sarah Base 477. 484 

Sarah Bond 481 

Sarah EMmund 416. 426 

Sarah Famsworth 478. 479 

Sarah Lumpkin 476 

Digitized by 





Stone, Sarah Moulton 480 

Sarah Nuttlnff Farii0worth.478. 479 

Sarah Wrlgrht 480 

Simon 476v 477, 478, 479. 481 

Stacy 470 

Stacy Lee 471 

Susannah. 418, 445, 478, 479 

Tempa Venable 471 

Temperance Sturgis 482 

TerUa 481 

Thankful 482 

Thankful Capen 484 

Tobitha 400 

Tobltha E. K 418. 487 

Thomas 470, 474 

Thomas A 484 

Thomas C 408 

Thomas Jefferson 471 

Thomas Lute 484 

Thomas Treadtwell 486 

Thomaa William 424 

Ursula 476 

Vlrfirlnla Howard 407 


Wesley H. . 470 

William 407. 460, 470. 472. 486 

Gov. William 478 

William Dickerson 416. 425 

William Gk>rdon 426 

William Francis 471 

William L. 408 

William Joel 472 

William MIlo 487 

William Murry 

William Parker 426 

William Plunket 469 

William a 469 

Wilmoth 409 

Stpnes, The Virgrlnla 895 

Sullenfrer. Andrew 215 

Archie P. Hope 216 

Summers^ Larkin EiCtrl 62 

Lula B. Nowlin 52 

Sutherland, Aramlnta D. McMahan. 291 

Janle 291 

John H 291 

Robert N 291 

William H 299 

Swain, Aubry 92 

Mary Lizzie Brown 92 

Swearingran, Armstecul 156, 176 

Settle 156 

Bryan Ward 156 

David 156, 166 

Jefferson 156. 157 

Jennie 157 

John 156 

Joseph 166, 176 

Kate 156 

Lemuel 165 

Lawrence 167 

Lucy Hughes 167 

Lucy W. ACahan 155 

Martha 166 

Martha Belle 166 

Mary Jane Norman 166 

Mary Ll Simmons 176 

Mary Nowlin Mahan 166 


Swearingan. Nicholas 156 

Nicholas, Jr 166 

Pu«. 156 

Samuel 156, 166 

Thomas 166, 176 

William 155. 166 

William Washington 176 

Sweet Memories 401 


Tainter, Joanna Stone 484 

Simon 484 

Tellefero, SalUe »5 

Tanner. Ardella 96 

Bryan Peck 75 

George 74, 75 

George Horton 74 

George Wayne 76 

Hezeklah Peck 75 

Iris 74 

Ivy M. Peck 74 

Leah 74 

Martha 74 

Martha Alba 76 

Martha Susan 74 

Melvin 74 

Nellie Fern 74 

Nellie Rose Peck 74 

Sybil Generia 74 

Thomas Cecil 74 

Thomas Craner 74 

Tara 883 

Taylor, Azenith C. McMahan 291 

Lizzie 291 

Mary 291 

Nannie 291 

Robert K 291 

Thomas 291 

Tephi 365 

Terry, Alma 184 

George 134 

Lillian M. Nowlin 184 

Nathaniel 461 

Polly Stone 408 

Sarah B. V 461 

Te wksberry, Cecelia Nowlin 832 

Dean Ethel Lacy 832 

Helen Hope 382 

Hiram 332 

Joy Ernest 332 

M. Evangeline 332 

Robert Ernest 332 

Thacker, Anna 306 

Edith 806 

Electa 306 

Rev. Ellsha 806 

Ella 306 

Ida 306 

lona 306 

James 306 

Josephine Nowlin 806 

Thistle, Carrie M. Ford 232 

Ford 233 

J. F 283 

Thomas, Dr ' . . 139 

Amanda A. (Maud) 83 

Agnes Walsh 88 

Anna M 221 

Aurora 221 

Blanche 435 

Flora 221 

George J. Shannon 139 

Herald Douglas 83 

Hettie A. Nowlin 60 

Digitized by 





Thomas^ Lena Ll 221 

Leroy Elvaro 88 

LlzBie 82 

Marinda W. Greene 221 

Rachel Amanda NowUn 82,88 

William 60 

William Ernest 88 

William Euday 82 

Thompkins. Eugenia Ardinger 282 

Mary a Ardinger 232 

William Gath 282 

Thompson, Alice Fitzgerald 606 

Almira 826 

Catherine Dey 826 

Cornelius 826 

Cyrus 826 

Edward 184 

Ell 826 

Ellen Sneed 184 

Prank 184 

Hannah Nowlin 825 

Harriet Richardson 826 

Harry D. 606 

Horace 826 

James 826 

Lavina ' 826 

Liicretia Blaine 826 

Lucy 826 

Mamie 184 

Mary 826 

Mary Lee 605 

Nettie Eloise 606 

Pattie 184 

Rebecca 484 

Rial 826 

Sarah Boulds 826 

Thomas 184 

Tip 184 

William 184 

Thomson. Allen M 222 

Alvin W 47 

Aneta V. Emperon 222 

. Asa Peyton 47. 48 

Celia E. Wyman 222 

Clarence A. 222 

Charlie B 48 

Edward Quails 48 

Eff ie 222 

Elisabeth Bryan 47 

Elisabeth B. Y 49 

Ernest K 60 

Eugenia 60 

Flora McDonald 48 

Hannah Wholf 222 

Harry M 222 

Jessie ^48 

Lamar lOJ 

Leona Vyrheden 47 

Leona T 48 

Louise 222 

Louise Coleman 48 

Lucy A 47.48 

Lucy Stall 48 

Lucy T. Nowlin 47 

Lulu Melvin 60 

Martha Stall 48 

Mary Frances 47 

Mary Gaines 48 

Mattie Parish 48 

Nannie 48 

Quincy Adams 47.48 

Reuben Y 48 

Robert Gurden 48 

Robert Gurden, Jr 48 

Robert Kirtly 47,60 


Thompson, Rev. Robert Yancy 47 

Rosa Wallace 60 

Ruby 222 

Sue May 47 

Susan 47 

Victoria 60 

Virgil Garnet 48 

Virginia A. N 1»9 

Walter 222 

William M 222 

Willie Ellis 48 

Yancy P 40, 60 

Thornton, Amos Berger 169, 160 

Amos Burroughs 169. 160 

Clara Kittle 169 

Edward Dow 169 

Elizabeth Clotilda 169 

Frederick Milton 167.159 

Junia Clark 169 

Mary Lozetta 169 

Mary Ophelia N. Do w .. 167, 169, 160 
Nellie Ophelia 168. 159 

Tllden, Alton 814 

Clifton 813 

Mary B. Nowlin 314 

Sarah Crandall 818 

Tiller, B. Timothy 68 

Clara 68 

Ethel 68 

Lora D. Nowlin 68 

Todd, Mary Nowlin 298 

Robert 298 

Tomkins, Alex 298 

Frank 298 

Rose Nowlin 298 

Townsend. Benjamin F 41 

Birdie I^ee 46 

Blanch Melvin 46 

Bryan Saunders 46 

Cynthia 41 

Cynthia Helen 45 

Drura Kate 46 

Early Crutcher 46 

Elizabeth Frances 41, 42 

Elizabeth Persons 41 

Elizabeth T. Nowlin 41. 46 

Glenn H. Owen 40 

John Bryan 41 

John Thomas 46 

Lucy Ann 41 

Lucy Maggie 46 

Marion Walker 46 

Martha 41, 42 

Mary Catherine 41 

Nathaniel 41 

Ola 889 

Permelia 41 

Peyton Nowlin 41 

Sallle Crutcher 46 

Twyman B 46 

Saunders A. H 44, 46 

Susan Adeline 46 

Susan Nowlin 41 

William Light 41,42 

William Manville 46 

Tucker. Artie P 422 

Buell Fountain 422 

Julia Ann 471 

Robert 471 

Virginia Elvira B 422 

Turner. Ed 429 

William 446 

Tuttle. Alice 456 

Claire 840 

Frank 840 

Digitized by 




Twjmuiii, Addle Elisabeth 4« 

Bessie Green 46 

Prank a 46 

Kate Ayers 46 

Lucy T. Nowlln 44 

Maffffle Nowlln S40 

Nellie Joumay 46 

Sidney Johnston 46 

Thurston Griffin 46 

William Buford 44.45 

Zulu Ifargraret 46 

Tyree, Alra Liee 424 

Edward T. 424 

Edward Taylor 424 

Nannie D. a 424 


Ulster. KInff of 868 


Vaden. DoUie Hoskin Easly 460 

Elizabeth J 461 

Ellen W 461 

Giles Henry 460 

Kate F. F. 461 

Mary Brown 461 

Mary R. A. 461 

Rebecca Ann 461 

Robert W. 461 

Sarah E 461 

WiUiana Henry 461 

Vance, Olivia E. Hill 217 

Vauffhn, Amanda M. Helliard 13S 

Caroline M. 138 

David E 138 

Drucia Hatler 188 

EmUy A. Beedles 188 

Gideon 470 

James L. 188 

John R. 132,188 

John H. 188 

Margraret Erma 188 

Martha C 188 

Mary Ann Nowlln 182. 188 

Mary Etta 188 

Prince H 188 

Stacy Stone 470 

Thomas F 188 

Wade H 188 

William R. 188 

Vlrgrln Isle 876 

Vlrgrlnla 895 


Waffoner, Floyd Berkley 246 

Josie V. Shelton 245 

Lloyd 245 

Millard Cowper 246 

Willie T 246 

Wallace, Malissa A. McMahan 291 

Sallle D 291 

William H 291 

Walton. Mr 500 

Doris 500 

Dorothy Carter 500 

Klllie Pltzfferald 600 

Ward. Ephralm 481 

Experience Stone 481 

Joseph 481 

Mary Stone 481 

Wash. C. W 188 

Marsraret E. Vaughn 188 

Watkins, Benjamin Franklin... 467, 468 

Carrie Virginia 467 

Ida Lee 467.468 

John 4«8 

John Dupey 466^467 

LetUe 461 

Mary F. 467 

Phoebe A. Stone 466 

Phoebe Augusta 467 

Rosa 4«8 

Samuel F. ..: 467.466 

Shirley Shenanlt 468 

Wattsworth. Ed. 810 

Harriet Nowlln 810 

Webb. Daniel Wadkins liO 

Martha 190 

Sarah Madness 190 

Weddln^ton, Minnie Lee 45S 

Welsel, Ella 429 

Wells. Martha L Shelton 244 

Thomas F 244 

Weston, Harriet Nowlln 816 

Nile 816 

Whalley. Elsie 840 

James 840 

Polly 846 

Richard 846 

Wheeler. Dexter 824 

Flora Nowlln 824 

Mary E. Edwards 416 

White. Benjamin 280 

Ef f le D. 280 

Fannie Pannel Nowlln 278 

F. Rebecca 289 

Gladls 280 

James 206 

Joseph Roper 280 

Josephine 278 

Marsraret Crook 208 

Mary Catherine Roper 280 

Rawley W. 278 

Whitfield. George R. 104 

John Noble 104 

Whitlon, Olive Beadles ton 827 

Whitmore, Abby Nowlln 814, 886 

Andrew Jaclcson 886 

Ben 886 

Bert 886 

Carrie 886 

James 814, 8861, 888 

Laura 814, 886 

Laura Ann Nowlln 885,886 

LIbble Reynolds 836 

BCartin 314, 836 

Mary Ann 336 

Samuel 835, 336 

Whitney, Abraham 479 

Mary Stone 479 

Wicks. Bettie 59 

Elizabeth Laventa Nowlln 59 

John 59 

John Jr 59 

Sallie 59 

Wilbanks. Bertha A. Nowlln 181 

William Arthur 181 

Wilkerson. William 208 

Zoda W. Nowlln 208 

Wilbur. Bttie 325 

Goodel 325 

Jane Nowlln 325 

John 326 

Louis 326 

Williamson. Eleanora 81 

Elvaro 81 

Esther Ann Nowlin 81 

Eva 81 

Digitized by 





Williamson, Iva Irene 81 

James 81 

Jamea E}rnefft 81 

Marg^aret 81 

Mary 81 

Maud 81 

Rachael 81 

Warren l/ovell 81 

Wilson. Annette Winsr 294 

, Annie 427 

Clara Bella 294 

Ethel A. Brooks 217 

Glissie Gertrude 217 

Mary Catherine 294 

Robert 217 

Dr. T. H 294 

Wing 294 

Wins, Family Reunion 295 

Alma H 292 

Anna Eliza 288, 289 

Annette 289,294 

Benjamin Franklin 289, 292 

Bettie Kencklehan 290 

Catherine Bryan Jones 286,287 

Charles Henry 292 

David Warner .49, 289, 292. 298, 294 

Dewitt G Osfirrove 290 

Dewltt Clinton 288, 290 

Ella Parker 292 

Emily Freeman 289 

Freeman 286, 287 

Helen 290 

Henry Clay 289 

Henry Moss 292, 298 

Ida Percy 290 

James Austin 289 

James Freeman 289 

John Quincy 289 

Joseph Freeman 292 

Josephine 289 

Lilly K 292, 298 

Liucy C. Brown 49, 298, 294 

Lucy Catherine 289, 290 

MafiTsrie Parker 292 

Maria . 290 

Martha B*ray 298 

Mary Jane 288, 289 

Mary Louise 292 

Nellie Kate 292 

O. K. Ashley 290 

Rebecca Edward 289 

Sarah Elizabeth 289, 290 

Sarah Kincade 292 

Virgil 290 

Virgina Rozanna 288 

W^aiter Campbell 292 

William Ashley 289.290 

Wingo, Caroline 149 

Josephine Nowlln 149 

Dr. T. B 149 

W^inter, Luther T 446 

WI ttwer. Dr 279 

Fannie Belinda Nowlln 279 

Fannie Belle 279 

"Womack. Alice Gladys 445 

Allen 102 

Allen Watson 442. 444. 445 

Anna Belle 444 

Annie Eliza M. 445 

Annie Elizabeth 485 

Annie Oakey 445 

Arabelle 448 

Bertha Rebecca 435 

Bettie A 442, 443 

Bettie Thalia 445 

Cassie Vann 445 


Womack, Catherine Stone 442 

Charles A. 442, 444 

Charles T 444 

Daniel 109 

Donald Conrad 440 

Edith 440 

Elenora 440 

Emma V 442, 444 

Gertie Mills 485 

James 109 

James A. «42, 448 

James E3dward 445 

James Thomas 445 

J. Hobson 444 

Jane Elizabeth 434, 485 

Judge Cox 435, 439 

Julian Carson 440 

Katherine E 444 

Lawson C 444 

Lou Ella 445 

Louis Armlstead < 440 

Mary Allen 109 

Mary A. Y 444 

Mary Catherine 445 

Mary E 444 

Mary Sue 445 

Mary Sue H 445 

Neander 109 

Nettie A 435 

Nowlln 109 

Olive 435, 440 

P. Henry 445 

Sallie Catherine 442 

Samuel H 109 

Samuel Stone 444 

Sarah Bates 109 

Susan Bruce 435, 487 

Thomas 442, 445 

Vann B 434, 435 

Walker Jones 445 

William P 443 

Wood, John Eddie 503 

Rev. M. Lw 503 

Marion Laura 430 

Mary E. Fitzgerald 508 

Matthew Leland 508 

Wooding, Buck 263 

Catherine 268 

John 268 

Joshua 468 

Lila 463 

Mamie 463 

Mary (Polly) Berger 288,263 

Mary E. Hubbard 468 

Mildred 268 

Nathaniel 238. 268 

Sallie 468 

Samuel 268 

Susan 268 

Thomas 463 

Thomas A 463 

Woodson, Anna 261 

Fannie 261 

Irvln 261 

Lucy Mildred Graves 261 

Martha 261 

William Irving 261 

Woodward. Ebenezer 481 

George 324 

George Jr 324 

Mindwell Stone 481 

Rowena Nowlln 324 

Worsham, Bettie 427 

Wyman. Ardela P. Nowlin 178 

Cella E 221. 222 

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Wyman, Charles H 221 y 

Earl 221 

J. P. 221 Youns, Affnes 2«7 

John F 221 Anna Cornelia 267, 268 

L«na M 221 Elizabeth 267 

Ltloyd 221 Ellis Easton 267 

Mabel L. Williams 221 James McHaney 267, 268 

Margaret Phillips 221 Louisiana 267. 268 

Mark H 178, 220 Mary E. McHenry 267, 268 

Martha E 220 Mildred Ellis Easton 267 

Mary C 221, 222 Nora Gram 268 

Paulina 222 Richard Samuel 267 

William H 220, 221 William Randolph 267 

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