008 Mary Gowen – Gowen Manuscript

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Mary Gowen, [John “Buck”6 William5, John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] daughter of John “Buck” Gowen and Lettice “Letty” Winn Bearden Gowen, was born about 1770, probably in Granville County, North Carolina. She was married in 1796 to James P. Blassingame in Greenville County, South Carolina, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 95, page 175.

James P. Blassingame was born about 1770, a son of Mary Gowen, [John “Buck”6,William5, John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] daughter of John “Buck” Gowen and Lettice “Letty” Winn Bearden Gowen, was born about 1770, probably in Granville County, North Carolina. She was married in 1796 to James P. Blassingame in Greenville County, South Carolina, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 95, page 175. James P. Blassingame was born about 1770, a son of Capt. Thomas Blassingame II who lived in Union District, South Carolina as early as 1785, according to “Southern Lineages.” It is speculated that he was a half-brother to Gen. John Blassingame.

Because of the large number of Blassingames who lived in the Apex area of South Carolina it is impossible on the basis of present research to differentiate between brothers, uncles, fathers and cousins who bore identical forenames. An unidentified James Blassingame received land in a deed signed by Gen. John Blassingame. A copy of the plat of this grant was made in 1814.

The Blassingame families lived in the northern end of Greenville County. “Kings Mountain and Its Heroes” mentions the Blassingame family, “On Sugar Creek, a southern tributary of Fair Forest Creek, resided in 1780 a number of determined Whigs named Blassingame, one of whom was arrested. Then [Tory Col. Patrick] Ferguson moved up into the Fair Forest settlement, on the main creek of that name, and stayed there several weeks.

Enumerated as the head of a household in the 1786 census of Greenville County, District 96 was “James Blassingame, four white males over 16, six white males under 16, eight females and 20 slaves.”

Mary Gowen Blassingame was not mentioned in the will of her father, he probably feeling that the Blassingames were sufficiently wealthy and wishing to leave his property to other less fortunate members of the family. James P. Blassingame was appointed one of the executors of his father-in-law’s estate in 1810. Apparently he did most of the collecting of receivables for the estate for his name appears frequently in the accounting. On January 21, 1813 James P. Blassingame was summoned with the other executors to terminate the probate proceedings in favor of the legatees.

James P. Blassingame lived and died in the upper end of Greenville District, according to letters written by his neighbors and associates. The Blassingames and the Gowens were neighbors. A deed in Spartanburg County Deed Book K, page 509 records, “I, John Blassingame, of Union District . . . plantation of 200 acres in Spartanburg District, both sides of Dutchman’s Creek . . . part of land granted in 1780 to Absalom Lancaster, Gowen’s line bounding thereon.”
“The names of his children and grandchildren denote relationship with Gen. John Blassingame and his family. Emigrating to Perry County, Alabama, children of each called the other “cousin” and were intimately associated in church, social and domestic affairs,” according to Adeline Evans Wynn.

James P. Blassingame wrote his will in 1820:

“Greenville, South Carolina, February 3, 44th year of American Independence.

“As I have given unto my sons-in-law, for daughters, each two negroes and other property, namely–unto George Miller, one negro girl called Linda and a boy called Daniel; unto Martin Adams, one negro girl called Shorty and a boy called Jacob; this is to be their share.

“Tract of land I live on lotted out by executors into four [4] lots equally and drawn by my sons, 1. William, 2. John, 3. Winn, 4. James.

“My wife, Mary, and myself are to be supported during our natural life on the farm. Slaves [named] are to be disposed of as she may see proper. My son, William, is to receive a boy Gilbert [slave] and his horse and saddle; my son, John is to receive a negro boy named Harold given him by his grandfather, John Gowen, when a child. Street and Lettie Thurston are to appraise this negro and William is to receive, when he becomes of age, the amount; son, Winn, negro boy, equal value as those of William and John; son, James, negro boy.

“My daughter, Polly, is to receive slaves when she becomes of age. My cattle and furniture are to be divided among my children.

My wife, Mary and Street Thurston are appointed my executors until my son, William becomes of age. Then my wife, Mary and my son, William are to be my executors.”

The will was witnessed by John Blassingame, William Johnson, C. Ambrose Williams, and Willis G. Brown. The will was probated June 23, 1821 with Spartan Goodlett, Ordinary, presiding.

Mary Gowen Blassingame continued to live in Greenville County after the death of her husband. Her son William Blassingame and his wife Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame lived with her on the family homestead. At one time she visited her children and orphaned grandchildren in Marion, Alabama.

In 1841 Mary Gowen Blassingame wrote to her grandchildren in Alabama, “Your grandma’s hand is tolerable better; she begins to use it a little.” In another letter dated in 1842 and postmarked “Greenville Courthouse” she mentioned that her son William Blassingame and his wife were living with her.

In her third letter, dated in 1842, she mentioned the death of a neighbor, Theron Earle, and mentions a Gowen cousin, Dr. Eber Smith. Theron Earle was a witness to the will of her father John “Buck” Gowen in January 1810. He was a son to Col. Bayliss John Earle and a sister to Miriam Earle who was married to John William Gowen.

She died in 1842 and was buried in Greenville County. “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 95, page 175 erroneously shows her death in 1841.

Children born to James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame include:

Elizabeth Blassingame born in 1797
Permelia Blassingame born June 6, 1799
William Blassingame born in 1801
G. John G. Blassingame born about 1802
Winn Blassingame born Feb. 18, 1808
James Blassingame born Jan. 25, 1810
Mary Benson Blassingame born in 1812

One report shows a daughter, Letty Blassingame, according to James A. Stewart. He suggests that the individual might be Letty Gowen, a niece.

Elizabeth Blassingame, daughter of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born in 1797 in Greenville County. She was married about 1817 to Martin Adams, probably in Greenville County. Sometime after that date they moved to Dalton, Georgia in Whitfield County near the Georgia-Tennesse state line.

In his will dated in 1820 James P. Blassingame stated that he left “for daughter, unto Martin Adams, one negro girl called Shorty and a boy called Jacob; this is to be their share.”

Children born to Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams include:

Mary Adams born about 1818
Martha Adams born about 1820
Emily Adams born about 1822
Rhoda Adams born about 1825

Mary Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1818, probably in Greenville County. She was still unmarried November 18, 1852 when mentioned in the estate settlement of her uncle, Winn Blassingame. Later she was married to John Morrison in Dalton, Georgia.

Martha Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1820, probably in Dalton, Georgia. She was still unmarried November 18, 1852 when mentioned in the estate settlement of her uncle, Winn Blassingame. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Emily Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1822, probably in Dalton, Georgia. She was married about 1852, husband’s name McCray.

Rhoda Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1825. A descendant of Rhoda Adams was Jim Adams, Oconee, Tennessee, according to “Southern Lineages.”

One of the Adams sisters is reported to be the ancestor of the Denton family of Georgia which included W. M. Denton, Dalton, Georgia and Dr. John W. Denton, Atlanta.

Permilia Blassingame, daughter of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born June 6, 1799 in Greenville County. In 1818 she was married to George Miller who was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina August 28, 1790, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 122, page 242.

In his will dated February 3, 1820 James P. Blassingame stated that he left “for daughter, unto George Miller, one negro girl called Linda and a boy called Daniel; this to be their share.”

Shortly afterwards the Millers joined a migration to Marion, Alabama in Perry County, in the central section of the state. Permelia Blassingame Miller died there September 6, 1835 and was buried there. Her husband survived until January 10, 1839 and was buried beside her.
Children born to George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller include:

Mary Missouri Miller born July 8, 1819
Eliza Ann Miller born January 22, 1822
John Henry Miller born November 7, 1825
William Eber Miller born June 11, 1829
Caroline Miller born Sept. 17, 1832

Mary Missouri Miller, daughter of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born July 8, 1819, probably in Greenville District. She was married July 8, 1840 to Johnson McCauley, probably in Marion, Alabama to which her family had removed.

Johnson McCauley died in 1873, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 122, page 241. Mary Missouri Miller McCauley died in 1880 and was buried at Marion.

Children born to them include:
Mary Ann McCauley born in 1842
Margaret McCauley born about 1844
Sarah McCauley born about 1846
Alice McCauley born about 1848

Mary Ann McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion in 1842. She was married about 1866 to William Robert Martin who was born in 1833 as his second wife. She died in 1900, and he died in 1901.

Children born to them include:

John Martin born about 1868
William Martin born about 1870
Mary Martin born about 1872
Mittie Martin born about 1874

John Martin, son of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born about 1868. He was married about 1894, wife’s name Walton.

William Martin, son of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born about 1870. He was married about 1896 to Sally Reid Irby.

Mary Martin, daughter of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born about 1872. She was married about 1892 to D. J. Ponceler.

Mittie Martin, daughter of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born in Marion about 1874. She was married about 1894 to Charles Stillwell Robinson. She was active in genealogical research, and her lineage was published in “DAR Lineage Book” Volume 122, page 241.

Margaret McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion about 1844. She was married about 1862 to Simeon Ford.
Children born to them include:

Walter Ford born about 1846
Homer Ford born about 1848
Lula Ford born about 1851
Lallie Ford born about 1854

Sarah McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion about 1846. She was married about 1863 to Preston Ford, believed to be a brother of Simeon Ford.

Children born to them include:

Willie Ford born about 1866
Ada Ford born about 1868
Anne Ford born about 1871

Alice McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion about 1848. She remained unmarried.

Eliza Ann Miller, daughter of George Miller and Permilia Blassingame Miller, was born January 22, 1822 in Marion, Alabama. When Judson Female College opened for classes in Marion in 1838 Eliza Ann Miller was one of its students.

She was married February 26, 1840 to William Newton Wyatt who was born August 29, 1803 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He had removed to Marion in 1838 and purchased city and farm property at Marion including a lot adjoining Judson Female College where he later built his home.

The genealogy of William Newton Wyatt, including ancestors and descendants is presented in “Southern Lineages:”

“William N. Wyatt’s home and large grounds, in the center of town, enclosed by a cedar fence with brick pillars, originally covered about 25 acres. The house was set at some distance from both front and side entrances. It was a center of social life for several decades, with five attractive daughters to bring friends and admirers to its hospitable door.”

“In ‘Deacon’ Wyatt’s home many well-known Baptist preachers of the day found comfortable lodging. He was a trustee of Judson Female College and his daughters were all graduated from that historic institution of learning. Across the street Mr. Wyatt built a handsome home with terraced gardens for his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Lovelace. Both homes have passed from the ownership of the family.”

William Newton Wyatt was baptized into the Baptist Church in 1841 and became an influential member of Siloam Baptist Church and the community. On May 7, 1842 he was appointed guardian of the minor heirs of Winn Blassingame, his wife’s uncle, according to Perry County, Alabama Deed Book F, page 618.

According to “Southern Lineages,” he was an ardent supporter of the Confederacy. He was 59 years old at the outbreak of the war and survived the conflict only three years. At his own expense he equipped a company for service in the Confederate army and looked after the needs of families of soldiers from the county. Following the war it was necessary for William Newton Wyatt to apply for a pardon from the U.S. government to retain title to his property. A pardon was required for all men who contributed annually $3,000 or more for the support of the Confederacy and who had a net worth of $20,000. Those who refused had their property confiscated. His pardon was signed by William H. Seward, Secretary of War.

William Newton Wyatt died suddenly at his home March 10, 1868 and was buried in Marion Cemetery. On his headstone was inscribed, “He illustrated his faith by the humility of his life and the earnestness of his labors. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church and in its service for 28 years. He used the office of a deacon well.”

Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt died an invalid March 12, 1876.

Children born to them include:

Mary Permelia Wyatt born January 25, 1841
Julia Josephine Wyatt born September 24, 1844
William Calhoun Wyatt born August 27, 1846
Ida Wyatt born March 30, 1849
Ella Goodwyn Wyatt born January 25, 1852
Willie Wyatt born in July 1856

Mary Permilia Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born January 25, 1841 in Marion, Alabama. She was married June 17, 1858 to Jesse Butler Lovelace who was born January 14, 1832. She died December 12, 1876, and he died November 12, 1901.

Children born to Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace include:

W. H. Lovelace born August 16, 1865
Jesse C. Lovelace born June 16, 1867
Lila Wyatt Lovelace born October 28, 1871
Wyatt Newton Lovelace born February 24, 1873
Josephine Lovelace born February 24, 1875
Mary Wyatt Lovelace born December 3, 1876

W. H. Lovelace, son of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born August 16, 1865 in Marion, Alabama. He was married January 12, 1892 to Julia Murfee.

Children born to them include:

Houston Lovelace born August 6, 1895

Houston Lovelace, son of W. H. Lovelace and Julia Murfee Lovelace, was born August 6, 1895. He was married about 1918 to Wynelle St. John Cullman, Alabama.

Children born to them include:

Houston Murfee Lovelace born in 1920
Julia Annelle Lovelace born in 1924
Douglass St. John Lovelace born in 1936

Jesse C. Lovelace, son of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born June 16, 1867. About 1895 he was married, wife’s name Virginia. No children were born to them.

Lila Wyatt Lovelace, daughter of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born October 28, 1871 in Marion. She was married about 1895 to Llewellen D. Scott .

Children born to them include:

Francis W. Scott born June 27, 1898
Kendrick Scott born May 19, 1899

Francis W. Scott, son of Llewellen D. Scott and Lila Wyatt Lovelace Scott, was born June 27, 1898 in Marion. He was married June 20, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Eleanor Sample.

Children born to them include:

Sarah Emma Scott born January 2, 1934
Lila Lovelace Scott born April 26, 1937
Frances Scott born about 1939

Kendrick Scott, son of Llewellen D. Scott and Lila Wyatt Lovelace Scott, was born May 19, 1899 in Marion. He was married September 19, 1921 in Atlanta, Georgia to Betty Oshstadt. He died there April 1, 1928.

Children born to them include:

Kendrick Scott, born Feburary 19, 1924

Wyatt Newton Lovelace, son of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born February 24, 1873 in Marion. He was married in 1910 to May Boyd. He died childless in 1915.

Josephine Lovelace, daughter of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permelia Wyatt Lovelace, was born February 24, 1875 at Marion, Alabama. She was married August 17, 1904 to her brother-in-law, Llewellyn D. Scott, the husband of her deceased sister, Lila Wyatt Lovelace Scott. Josephine Lovelace Scott died September 19, 1929.

Children born to them include:

Alice Chandler Scott born in 1906
Josephine Scott born December 25, 1908
Mary Wyatt Scott born February 14, 1915

Alice Chandler Scott, daughter of Llewellyn D. Scott and Josephine Lovelace Scott, was born in 1906. She died in September 1908.

Josephine Scott, daughter of Llewellyn D. Scott and Josephine Lovelace Scott, was born December 25, 1908. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Mary Wyatt Scott, daughter of Llewellyn D. Scott and Josephine Lovelace Scott, was born February 14, 1915. She was married June 19, 1937 to Gardner Cushman of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mary Wyatt Lovelace, daughter of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permelia Wyatt Lovelace, was born December 3, 1876 at Marion, Alabama, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 124. She was married about 1900 to Dr. John Wesley Hurt. She was admitted to DAR membership in 1932 as a descendant of John “Buck” Gowen.

Julia Josephine Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born at Marion, Alabama September 24, 1844. She was married May 26, 1864 to Dr. William Augustus Evans. He was born in Morgan County, Georgia, the son of Dr. William Gilbert Evans, according to “Southern Lineages” which gives his genealogy.

Dr. William Augustus Evans received a BS degree from the University of Mississippi and an MD degree from New York University in 1859. They removed to Aberdeen, Mississippi about 1870. Both died there in 1905.

Children born to them include:

William Augustus Evans II born August 5, 1865
Adaline Evans born November 28, 1866
William Wyatt Evans born September 21, 1869
Tindall Evans born April 10, 1871
Walter Evans born about 1874
Lovelace Evans born about 1877
Herbert Heard Evans born April 4, 1880

William Augustus Evans II son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born August 5, 1865 at Marion, Alabama. He was graduated from Mississippi Agricultural College with a BS degree in 1883. He received an MD degree from Tulane University in 1885 and did graduate work in the medical department of the University of Illinois in 1899. In 1910 he received an LLD degree from Tulane University and in 1911 a PhD degree from the University of Michigan. In 1916 he was president of American Public Health Association. In 1921 he received an LLD degree from University of Mississippi.

He was married November 23, 1907 to Mrs. Ida May Wildberger who was born January 23, 1870. She died January 13, 1926. No children were born to this union.

Adaline Evans, daughter of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born November 28, 1866 at Marion. About 1888 she was married to James Osgood Wynn of Atlanta who was born April 16, 1853. He was southeastern manager of Prudential Insurance Company at Atlanta. He died at Clearwater, Florida November 15, 1925. She was an accomplished researcher and in 1940 published “Southern Lineages.” No children were born to them.

William Wyatt Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born September 21, 1869 in Marion. He was married to Mary Hughes of Memphis, Tennessee in June 1898. Some time prior to 1912 he removed to El Paso, Texas where he became active in Masonic work. He was elected District Deputy Grand Master of the 60th Masonic District of Texas and wrote the history of the El Paso Lodge No. 130. He died there December 20, 1934.

Tindall Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi April 10, 1871. He was married February 14, 1906 to Helen Maude Robinson who was born November 3, 1877 at Thormansby, Yorkshire.

In 1907 he was employed by Cananea Consolidated Copper Company, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. In 1912 he lived in Denver, Colorado. Later he became president of Cananea Consolidated Copper Company. He retired in 1937 to make his home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Children born to them include:

William Augustus Evans III born March 5, 1907
Tindall Evans, Jr. born July 17, 1908
Helen Elizabeth Evans born April 29, 1912

William Augustus Evans III, son of Tindall Evans and Helen Maude Robinson Evans, was born March 5, 1907 in Cananea, Sonora. He was graduated from Eastern New Mexico Military Institute and received a law degree from Stanford University. He was married February 18, 1932 to Marguerite O’Malley in Phoenix. In 1940 he was an attorney associated with Ellinwood & Ross, Attorneys, Phoenix.

Children born to them include:

Patricia Evans born about 1934
William Augustus Evans IV born about 1936

Tindall Evans, Jr., son of Tindall Evans and Helen Maude Robinson Evans, was born July 17, 1908 at Cananea, Sonora. He was graduated from Eastern New Mexico Military Institute and from Stanford University. He was married in Beverly Hills, California August 14, 1935 to Mildred Stewart of Tucson, Arizona. Later they lived in Brentwood Park, California.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Evans born in February 1938

Helen Elizabeth Evans, daughter of Tindall Evans and Helen Maude Robinson Evans, was born April 29, 1912 at Denver. She attended Washington Seminary, Atlanta; Castalejo School, Palo Alto, California and University of Southern California. She was married in September 1938 to E. H. Blue at La Jolla, California. In 1940 they lived in Los Angeles.

Children born to them include:

Hugh Evans Blue born September 13, 1939

Walter Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born about 1874 and died in childhood. He was buried at Aberdeen, Mississippi.

Lovelace Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born about 1877 at Aberdeen, Mississippi. He died in childhood.

Herbert Heard Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born April 4, 1880 at Aberdeen. He was married December 28, 1909 at Aberdeen to Marie Louise McQuiston, a native of Aberdeen who was born December 5, 1884.

Following marriage he entered and was graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, class of 1889. As a midshipman he saw service in the Spanish-American War. In 1911 they lived in Chicago. From 1919 to 1939 he was assistant superintendent, mechanical division at the Panama Canal.

Children born to them include:

Jane Arden Evans born July 7, 1911
Herbert Heard Evans, Jr. born July 25, 1914

Jane Arden Evans, daughter of Herbert Heard Evans and Marie Louise McQuiston Evans, was born July 7, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. She was graduated from Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island and in 1932 from Smith College. She was married Feburary 8, 1934 at Ancon, Canal Zone to Dorrance Brown, son of Maj.-Gen. Preston Brown and Susan Dorrance Brown, who was born December 22, 1905.

She was widowed June 21, 1936 when her husband was killed at Lakewood, New Jersey. She was married for the second time December 14, 1939 at Peiping, China to Robert L. Smythe, secretary of the American Embassy there.

Herbert Heard Evans Jr., son of Herbert Heard Evans and Marie Louise McQuiston Evans, was born July 25, 1914 in Chicago. Following in his father’s footsteps he was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1936.

Ida Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born March 30, 1849 at Marion, Alabama. She was married February 7, 1878 at Marion to Theodore Welch who was born August 4, 1842 at Lake George, New York. He died in Montgomery, Alabama January 3, 1895. Ida Wyatt Welch died June 19, 1911.

One daughter was born to them:

Ida Theodore Welch born May 24, 1883

Ida Theodore Welch, daughter of Theodore Welch and Ida Wyatt, was born May 24, 1883. She was married April 6, 1904 to Charles Gunter Elmore. He died July 7, 1916, and she was remarried to Elwood McLaughlin December 1, 1917.

Children born to them include:

Theodore Elwood McLaughlin born about 1907
Elwood McLaughlin, Jr. born about 1918

Ella Goodwyn Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born January 25, 1852 at Marion, Alabama. She was married November 15, 1872 to Robert Baker Pegram II son of Robert Baker Pegram, a distinguished officer of the United States and Confederate navies, according to “Southern Lineages.” Robert Baker Pegram II was born in Petersburg, Virginia December 28, 1848.

She died in Memphis, Tennessee in December 1895. Robert Baker Pegram II was president of Vera Cruz &Pacific Railway at the time of his death March 4, 1905 at Memphis.

Children born to them include:
Robert Baker Pegram III born August 22, 1874
James West Pegram born April 24, 1879
Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegra born July 26, 1881
George Cargill Pegram born November 25, 1883
William Pegram born about 1885

Robert Baker Pegram III, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born August 22, 1874 in Marion, Alabama. He was married July 14, 1897 to Mary Susan Wright of Memphis, Tennessee who was born August 15, 1875.

To them were born:

Virginia Wyatt Pegram born September 7, 1902
Robert Baker Pegram IV born June 24, 1906

Virginia Wyatt Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram III and Mary Susan Wright Pegram, was born September 7, 1902 at Huntsville, Alabama. She was married June 6, 1923 to DeSales Harrison of Atlanta, Georgia.

Children born to them include:

DeSales Harrison, Jr. born March 21, 1924
Virginia Pegram Harrison born January 4, 1934
Pegram Harrison born about 1936

Robert Baker Pegram IV, son of Robert Baker Pegram III and Mary Susan Wright Pegram, was born June 24, 1906 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was married to Nancy Frederick April 13, 1932.

Children born to them include:

Ann Pegram born about 1934

James West Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born April 24, 1879. He was married April 7, 1909 to Nina Lucas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They settled in Milwaukee where Dr. James West Pegram became a prominent physician and surgeon. No children were born to them.

Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, daughter of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born in Houston, Texas July 26, 1881. She was married to John Marbury of Memphis, Tennessee about 1905. He died in Norfolk, Virginia in 1911. She was remarried to Fred S. Toombs of Memphis. No children were born to either union.

George Cargill Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born November 25, 1883 in Memphis. Following the tradition of his family he was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and was graduated an ensign in the class of 1903. He was married April 21, 1910 to Jane E. Handy of Natchez, Mississippi. He was retired about 1940 as a captain.

Children born to them include:

Jane Handy Pegram born August 6, 1914

Jane Handy Pegram, daughter of George Cargill Pegram and Jane E. Handy Pegram, was born August 6, 1914. She died December 28, 1931 in Bronxville, New York.

William Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born about 1885. He died in childhood.

William Calhoun Wyatt, son of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born at Marion, Alabama August 27, 1846. He was married December 17, 1868 to Mary Elizabeth “Mittie” Moore who was born April 4, 1847. He died January 29, 1889, and she died March 25, 1925.

Children born to this union include:

Mary Josephine Wyatt born February 4, 1870
Will Wyatt born April 28, 1885

Mary Josephine Wyatt, daughter of William Calhoun Wyatt and Mary Elizabeth “Mittie” Moore, was born February 4, 1870. She was married January 5, 1893 to Ray Rushton. She died March 9, 1913.

Children born to them include:

Marion Rushton born December 27, 1893
Wyatt Rushton born August 8, 1895
Eugene Ray born October 25, 1896
Rachel Rushton born January 20, 1901
Mary Wyatt Rushton born April 5, 1903
Graham Moore Rushton born February 14, 1907

Marion Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born December 27, 1893. On September 29, 1919 he was married to Marian Edith Hedin who was born February 12, 1893.

Children born to them include:

Edith Rushton born August 22, 1920
Mary Wyatt Rushton born October 18, 1923
Olive Camilla Rushton born July 16, 1925

Edith Rushton, daughter of Marion Rushton and Marian Edith Hedin Rushton, was born August 22, 1920. She was married June 29, 1939 to Watkins C. Johnson of Tuskegee, Alabama.

Mary Wyatt Rushton, daughter of Marion Rushton and Marian Edith Hedin Rushton, was born October 18, 1923. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Olive Camilla Rushton, daughter of Marion Rushton and Marian Edith Hedin, was born July 16, 1925. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Wyatt Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born August 8, 1895. He died February 8, 1919 at sea “in line of duty” while returning from France with the American Expeditionary Force of World War I. He had no descendants.

Eugene Ray Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born October 25, 1896. He was married October 25, 1931 to Mrs. Helen Brock Smith, widow of L. G. Smith.

Children born to Eugene Ray Rushton and Helen Brock Smith Rushton include:

Ray Rushton III born June 14, 1933

Ray Rushton III, son of Eugene Ray Rushton and Helen Brock Smith Rushton, was born June 14, 1933 at Ithaca, New York.

Rachel Rushton, daughter of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born January 20, 1901. She was married Feburary 27, 1927 to Nathaniel Woodbridge Upham who was born April 29, 1899.

Children born to Nathaniel Woodbridge Upham and Rachel Rushton Upham include:

Nathaniel Rushton Upham born September 20, 1928
Mary Wyatt Upham born February 8, 1933

Mary Wyatt Rushton, daughter of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born April 5, 1903. She was married October 29, 1927 to Preston Hampton Haskell, Jr. who was born December 11, 1898.

Children born to Preston Hampton Haskell, Jr. and Mary Wyatt Rushton include:

Preston Hampton Haskell III born October 1938

Preston Hampton Haskell III, son of Preston Hampton Haskell, Jr. and Mary Wyatt Rushton Haskell, was born in October 1938 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Graham Moore Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born February 14, 1907. He was married May 20, 1933 to Lillian Martin who was born May 20, 1906. She died November 15, 1935. No children were born to them.

Willie Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt asnd Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born in July 1856 at Marion, Alabama. She died unmarried January 24, 1925 at Montgomery, Alabama.

John Henry Miller, son of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born November 7, 1825. Of this individual nothing more is known.

William Eber Miller, son of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born June 11, 1829. He enlisted as a soldier in the Mexican War and was killed September 6, 1846 at Matamoras, Mexico, leaving no descendants.

Caroline Miller, daughter of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born September 17, 1832. She was married about 1852, husband’s name Wyckliff. Caroline Miller Wyckliff died in Aberdeen, Mississippi in May 1895.

Minerva Gowen, [John “Buck”6 William5, John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] was born about 1780, probably in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

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Capt. Thomas Blassingame II who lived in Union District, South Carolina as early as 1785, according to “Southern Lineages.” It is speculated that he was a half-brother to Gen. John Blassingame.

Because of the large number of Blassingames who lived in the Apex area of South Carolina it is impossible on the basis of present research to differentiate between brothers, uncles, fathers and cousins who bore identical forenames. An unidentified James Blassingame received land in a deed signed by Gen. John Blassingame. A copy of the plat of this grant was made in 1814.

The Blassingame families lived in the northern end of Greenville County. “Kings Mountain and Its Heroes” mentions the Blassingame family, “On Sugar Creek, a southern tributary of Fair Forest Creek, resided in 1780 a number of determined Whigs named Blassingame, one of whom was arrested. Then [Tory Col. Patrick] Ferguson moved up into the Fair Forest settlement, on the main creek of that name, and stayed there several weeks.

Enumerated as the head of a household in the 1786 census of Greenville County, District 96 was “James Blassingame, four white males over 16, six white males under 16, eight females and 20 slaves.”

Mary Gowen Blassingame was not mentioned in the will of her father, he probably feeling that the Blassingames were sufficiently wealthy and wishing to leave his property to other less fortunate members of the family. James P. Blassingame was appointed oe of the executors of his father-in-law’s estate in 1810. Apparently he did most of the collecting of receivables for the estate for his name appears frequently in the accounting. On January 21n, 1813 James P. Blassingame was summoned with the other executors to terminate the probate proceedings in favor of the legatees.

James P. Blassingame lived and died in the upper end of Greenville District, according to letters written by his neighbors and associates. The Blassingames and the Gowens were neighbors. A deed in Spartanburg County Deed Book K, page 509 records, “I, John Blassingame, of Union District . . . plantation of 200 acres in Spartanburg District, both sides of Dutchman’s Creek . . . part of land granted in 1780 to Absalom Lancaster, Gowen’s line bounding thereon.”

“The names of his children and grandchildren denote relationship with Gen. John Blassingame and his family. Emigrating to Perry County, Alabama, children of each called the other “cousin” and were intimately associated in church, social and domestic affairs,” according to Adeline Evans Wynn.

James P. Blassingame wrote his will in 1820:

“Greenville, South Carolina, February 3, 44th year of American Independence.

“As I have given unto my sons-in-law, for daughters, each two negroes and other property, namely–unto George Miller, one negro girl called Linda and a boy called Daniel; unto Martin Adams, one negro girl called Shorty and a boy called Jacob; this is to be their share.

“Tract of land I live on lotted out by executors into four (4) lots equally and drawn by my sons, 1. William, 2. John, 3. Winn, 4. James.

“My wife, Mary, and myself are to be supported during our natural life on the farm. Slaves [named] are to be disposed of as she may see proper. My son, William, is to receive a boy Gilbert [slave] and his horse and saddle; my son, John is to receive a negro boy named Harold given him by his grandfather, John Gowen, when a child. Street and Lettie Thurston are to appraise this negro and William is to receive, when he becomes of age, the amount; son, Winn, negro boy, equal value as those of William and John; son, James, negro boy.

“My daughter, Polly, is to receive slaves when she becomes of age. My cattle and furniture are to be divided among my children.

My wife, Mary and Street Thurston are appointed my executors until my son, William becomes of age. Then my wife, Mary and my son, William are to be my executors.”

The will was witnessed by John Blassingame, William Johnson, C. Ambrose Williams, and Willis G. Brown. The will was probated June 23, 1821 with Spartan Goodlett, Ordinary, presiding.

Mary Gowen Blassingame continued to live in Greenville County after the death of her husband. Her son William Blassingame and his wife Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame lived with her on the family homestead. At one time she visited her children and orphaned grandchildren in Marion, Alabama.

In 1841 Mary Gowen Blassingame wrote to her grandchildren in Alabama, “Your grandma’s hand is tolerable better; she begins to use it a little.” In another letter dated in 1842 and postmarked “Greenville Courthouse” she mentioned that her son William Blassingame and his wife were living with her.

In her third letter, dated in 1842, she mentioned the death of a neighbor, Theron Earle, and mentions a Gowen cousin, Dr. Eber Smith. Theron Earle was a witness to the will of her father John “Buck” Gowen in January 1810. He was probably a brother to Bayliss John Earle.

She died in 1842 and was buried in Greenville County. “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 95, page 175 erroneously shows her death in 1841.

Children born to James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame include:

Elizabeth Blassingame born in 1797
Permelia Blassingame born June 6, 1799
William Blassingame born in 1801
G. John G. Blassingame born about 1802
Winn Blassingame born Feb. 18, 1808
James Blassingame born Jan. 25, 1810
Mary Benson Blassingame born in 1812

Elizabeth Blassingame, daughter of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born in 1797 in Greenville County. She was married about 1817 to Martin Adams, probably in Greenville County. Sometime after that date they moved to Dalton, Georgia in Whitfield County near the Georgia-Tennesse state line.

In his will dated in 1820 James P. Blassingame stated that he left “for daughter, unto Martin Adams, one negro girl called Shorty and a boy called Jacob; this is to be their share.”

Children born to Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams include:

Mary Adams born about 1818
Martha Adams born about 1820
Emily Adams born about 1822
Rhoda Adams born about 1825

Mary Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1818, probably in Greenville County. She was still unmarried November 18, 1852 when mentioned in the estate settlement of her uncle, Winn Blassingame. Later she was married to John Morrison in Dalton, Georgia.

Martha Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1820, probably in Dalton, Georgia. She was still unmarried November 18, 1852 when mentioned in the estate settlement of her uncle, Winn Blassingame. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Emily Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1822, probably in Dalton, Georgia. She was married about 1852, husband’s name McCray.

Rhoda Adams, daughter of Martin Adams and Elizabeth Blassingame Adams, was born about 1825. A descendant of Rhoda Adams was Jim Adams, Oconee, Tennessee, according to “Southern Lineages.”

One of the Adams sisters is reported to be the ancestor of the Denton family of Georgia which included W. M. Denton, Dalton, Georgia and Dr. John W. Denton, Atlanta.

Permilia Blassingame, daughter of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born June 6, 1799 in Greenville County. In 1818 she was married to George Miller who was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina August 28, 1790, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 122, page 242.

In his will dated February 3, 1820 James P. Blassingame stated that he left “for daughter, unto George Miller, one negro girl called Linda and a boy called Daniel; this to be their share.”

Shortly afterwards the Millers joined a migration to Marion, Alabama in Perry County, in the central section of the state. Permelia Blassingame Miller died there September 6, 1835 and was buried there. Her husband survived until January 10, 1839 and was buried beside her.

Children born to George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller include:

Mary Missouri Miller born July 8, 1819
Eliza Ann Miller born January 22, 1822
John Henry Miller born November 7, 1825
William Eber Miller born June 11, 1829
Caroline Miller born Sept. 17, 1832

Mary Missouri Miller, daughter of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born July 8, 1819, probably in Greenville District. She was married July 8, 1840 to Johnson McCauley, probably in Marion, Alabama to which her family had removed.

Johnson McCauley died in 1873, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 122, page 241. Mary Missouri Miller McCauley died in 1880 and was buried at Marion.

Children born to them include:

Mary Ann McCauley born in 1842
Margaret McCauley born about 1844
Sarah McCauley born about 1846
Alice McCauley born about 1848

Mary Ann McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion in 1842. She was married about 1866 to William Robert Martin who was born in 1833 as his second wife. She died in 1900, and he died in 1901.

Children born to them include:

John Martin born about 1868
William Martin born about 1870
Mary Martin born about 1872
Mittie Martin born about 1874

John Martin, son of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born about 1868. He was married about 1894, wife’s name Walton.

William Martin, son of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born about 1870. He was married about 1896 to Sally Reid Irby.

Mary Martin, daughter of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born about 1872. She was married about 1892 to D. J. Ponceler.

Mittie Martin, daughter of William Robert Martin and Mary Ann McCauley Martin, was born in Marion about 1874. She was married about 1894 to Charles Stillwell Robinson. She was active in genealogical research, and her lineage was published in “DAR Lineage Book” Volume 122, page 241.

Margaret McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion about 1844. She was married about 1862 to Simeon Ford.

Children born to them include:

Walter Ford born about 1846
Homer Ford born about 1848
Lula Ford born about 1851
Lallie Ford born about 1854

Sarah McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion about 1846. She was married about 1863 to Preston Ford, believed to be a brother of Simeon Ford.

Children born to them include:

Willie Ford born about 1866
Ada Ford born about 1868
Anne Ford born about 1871

Alice McCauley, daughter of Johnson McCauley and Mary Missouri Miller McCauley, was born in Marion about 1848. She remained unmarried.

Eliza Ann Miller, daughter of George Miller and Permilia Blassingame Miller, was born January 22, 1822 in Marion, Alabama. When Judson Female College opened for classes in Marion in 1838 Eliza Ann Miller was one of its students.

She was married February 26, 1840 to William Newton Wyatt who was born August 29, 1803 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. He had removed to Marion in 1838 and purchased city and farm property at Marion including a lot adjoining Judson Female College where he later built his home.

The genealogy of William Newton Wyatt, including ancestors and descendants is presented in “Southern Lineages:”

“William N. Wyatt’s home and large grounds, in the center of town, enclosed by a cedar fence with brick pillars, originally covered about 25 acres. The house was set at some distance from both front and side entrances. It was a center of social life for several decades, with five attractive daughters to bring friends and admirers to its hospitable door.”

“In ‘Deacon’ Wyatt’s home many well-known Baptist preachers of the day found comfortable lodging. He was a trustee of Judson Female College and his daughters were all graduated from that historic institution of learning. Across the street Mr. Wyatt built a handsome home with terraced gardens for his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Lovelace. Both homes have passed from the ownership of the family.”

William Newton Wyatt was baptized into the Baptist Church in 1841 and became an influential member of Siloam Baptist Church and the community. On May 7, 1842 he was appointed guardian of the minor heirs of Winn Blassingame, his wife’s uncle, according to Perry County, Alabama Deed Book F, page 618.

According to “Southern Lineages,” he was an ardent supporter of the Confederacy. He was 59 years old at the outbreak of the war and survived the conflict only three years. At his own expense he equipped a company for service in the Confederate army and looked after the needs of families of soldiers from the county. Following the war it was necessary for William Newton Wyatt to apply for a pardon from the U.S. government to retain title to his property. A pardon was required for all men who contributed annually $3,000 or more for the support of the Confederacy and who had a net worth of $20,000. Those who refused had their property confiscated. His pardon was signed by William H. Seward, Secretary of War.

William Newton Wyatt died suddenly at his home March 10, 1868 and was buried in Marion Cemetery. On his headstone was inscribed, “He illustrated his faith by the humility of his life and the earnestness of his labors. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church and in its service for 28 years. He used the office of a deacon well.”

Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt died an invalid March 12, 1876.

Children born to them include:

Mary Permelia Wyatt born January 25, 1841
Julia Josephine Wyatt born September 24, 1844
William Calhoun Wyatt born August 27, 1846
Ida Wyatt born March 30, 1849
Ella Goodwyn Wyatt born January 25, 1852
Willie Wyatt born in July 1856

Mary Permilia Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born January 25, 1841 in Marion, Alabama. She was married June 17, 1858 to Jesse Butler Lovelace who was born January 14, 1832. She died December 12, 1876, and he died November 12, 1901.

Children born to Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace include:

W. H. Lovelace born August 16, 1865
Jesse C. Lovelace born June 16, 1867
Lila Wyatt Lovelace born October 28, 1871
Wyatt Newton Lovelace born February 24, 1873
Josephine Lovelace born February 24, 1875
Mary Wyatt Lovelace born December 3, 1876

W. H. Lovelace, son of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born August 16, 1865 in Marion, Alabama. He was married January 12, 1892 to Julia Murfee.

Children born to them include:

Houston Lovelace born August 6, 1895

Houston Lovelace, son of W. H. Lovelace and Julia Murfee Lovelace, was born August 6, 1895. He was married about 1918 to Wynelle St. John Cullman, Alabama.

Children born to them include:

Houston Murfee Lovelace born in 1920
Julia Annelle Lovelace born in 1924
Douglass St. John Lovelace born in 1936

Jesse C. Lovelace, son of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born June 16, 1867. About 1895 he was married, wife’s name Virginia. No children were born to them.

Lila Wyatt Lovelace, daughter of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born October 28, 1871 in Marion. She was married about 1895 to Llewellen D. Scott .

Children born to them include:

Francis W. Scott born June 27, 1898
Kendrick Scott born May 19, 1899

Francis W. Scott, son of Llewellen D. Scott and Lila Wyatt Lovelace Scott, was born June 27, 1898 in Marion. He was married June 20, 1930 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Eleanor Sample.

Children born to them include:

Sarah Emma Scott born January 2, 1934
Lila Lovelace Scott born April 26, 1937
Frances Scott born about 1939

Kendrick Scott, son of Llewellen D. Scott and Lila Wyatt Lovelace Scott, was born May 19, 1899 in Marion. He was married September 19, 1921 in Atlanta, Georgia to Betty Oshstadt. He died there April 1, 1928.

Children born to them include:

Kendrick Scott, born Feburary 19, 1924

Wyatt Newton Lovelace, son of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permilia Wyatt Lovelace, was born February 24, 1873 in Marion. He was married in 1910 to May Boyd. He died childless in 1915.

Josephine Lovelace, daughter of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permelia Wyatt Lovelace, was born February 24, 1875 at Marion, Alabama. She was married August 17, 1904 to her brother-in-law, Llewellyn D. Scott, the husband of her deceased sister, Lila Wyatt Lovelace Scott. Josephine Lovelace Scott died September 19, 1929.

Children born to them include:

Alice Chandler Scott born in 1906
Josephine Scott born December 25, 1908
Mary Wyatt Scott born February 14, 1915

Alice Chandler Scott, daughter of Llewellyn D. Scott and Josephine Lovelace Scott, was born in 1906. She died in September 1908.

Josephine Scott, daughter of Llewellyn D. Scott and Josephine Lovelace Scott, was born December 25, 1908. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Mary Wyatt Scott, daughter of Llewellyn D. Scott and Josephine Lovelace Scott, was born February 14, 1915. She was married June 19, 1937 to Gardner Cushman of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mary Wyatt Lovelace, daughter of Jesse Butler Lovelace and Mary Permelia Wyatt Lovelace, was born December 3, 1876 at Marion, Alabama, according to “DAR Lineage Book,” Volume 124. She was married about 1900 to Dr. John Wesley Hurt. She was admitted to DAR membership in 1932 as a descendant of John “Buck” Gowen.

Julia Josephine Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born at Marion, Alabama September 24, 1844. She was married May 26, 1864 to Dr. William Augustus Evans. He was born in Morgan County, Georgia, the son of Dr. William Gilbert Evans, according to “Southern Lineages” which gives his genealogy.

Dr. William Augustus Evans received a BS degree from the University of Mississippi and an MD degree from New York University in 1859. They removed to Aberdeen, Mississippi about 1870. Both died there in 1905.

Children born to them include:

William Augustus Evans II born August 5, 1865
Adaline Evans born November 28, 1866
William Wyatt Evans born September 21, 1869
Tindall Evans born April 10, 1871
Walter Evans born about 1874
Lovelace Evans born about 1877
Herbert Heard Evans born April 4, 1880

William Augustus Evans II son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born August 5, 1865 at Marion, Alabama. He was graduated from Mississippi Agricultural College with a BS degree in 1883. He received an MD degree from Tulane University in 1885 and did graduate work in the medical department of the University of Illinois in 1899. In 1910 he received an LLD degree from Tulane University and in 1911 a PhD degree from the University of Michigan. In 1916 he was president of American Public Health Association. In 1921 he received an LLD degree from University of Mississippi.

He was married November 23, 1907 to Mrs. Ida May Wildberger who was born January 23, 1870. She died January 13, 1926. No children were born to this union.

Adaline Evans, daughter of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born November 28, 1866 at Marion. About 1888 she was married to James Osgood Wynn of Atlanta who was born April 16, 1853. He was southeastern manager of Prudential Insurance Company at Atlanta. He died at Clearwater, Florida November 15, 1925. She was an accomplished researcher and in 1940 published “Southern Lineages.” No children were born to them.

William Wyatt Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born September 21, 1869 in Marion. He was married to Mary Hughes of Memphis, Tennessee in June 1898. Some time prior to 1912 he removed to El Paso, Texas where he became active in Masonic work. He was elected District Deputy Grand Master of the 60th Masonic District of Texas and wrote the history of the El Paso Lodge No. 130. He died there December 20, 1934.

Tindall Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi April 10, 1871. He was married February 14, 1906 to Helen Maude Robinson who was born November 3, 1877 at Thormansby, Yorkshire.

In 1907 he was employed by Cananea Consolidated Copper Company, Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. In 1912 he lived in Denver, Colorado. Later he became president of Cananea Consolidated Copper Company. He retired in 1937 to make his home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Children born to them include:

William Augustus Evans III born March 5, 1907
Tindall Evans, Jr. born July 17, 1908
Helen Elizabeth Evans born April 29, 1912

William Augustus Evans III, son of Tindall Evans and Helen Maude Robinson Evans, was born March 5, 1907 in Cananea, Sonora. He was graduated from Eastern New Mexico Military Institute and received a law degree from Stanford University. He was married February 18, 1932 to Marguerite O’Malley in Phoenix. In 1940 he was an attorney associated with Ellinwood & Ross, Attorneys, Phoenix.

Children born to them include:

Patricia Evans born about 1934
William Augustus Evans IV born about 1936

Tindall Evans, Jr., son of Tindall Evans and Helen Maude Robinson Evans, was born July 17, 1908 at Cananea, Sonora. He was graduated from Eastern New Mexico Military Institute and from Stanford University. He was married in Beverly Hills, California August 14, 1935 to Mildred Stewart of Tucson, Arizona. Later they lived in Brentwood Park, California.

Children born to them include:

Barbara Evans born in February 1938

Helen Elizabeth Evans, daughter of Tindall Evans and Helen Maude Robinson Evans, was born April 29, 1912 at Denver. She attended Washington Seminary, Atlanta; Castalejo School, Palo Alto, California and University of Southern California. She was married in September 1938 to E. H. Blue at La Jolla, California. In 1940 they lived in Los Angeles.

Children born to them include:

Hugh Evans Blue born September 13, 1939

Walter Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born about 1874 and died in childhood. He was buried at Aberdeen, Mississippi.

Lovelace Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born about 1877 at Aberdeen, Mississippi. He died in childhood.

Herbert Heard Evans, son of William Augustus Evans and Julia Josephine Wyatt Evans, was born April 4, 1880 at Aberdeen. He was married December 28, 1909 at Aberdeen to Marie Louise McQuiston, a native of Aberdeen who was born December 5, 1884.

Following marriage he entered and was graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, class of 1889. As a midshipman he saw service in the Spanish-American War. In 1911 they lived in Chicago. From 1919 to 1939 he was assistant superintendent, mechanical division at the Panama Canal.

Children born to them include:

Jane Arden Evans born July 7, 1911
Herbert Heard Evans, Jr. born July 25, 1914

Jane Arden Evans, daughter of Herbert Heard Evans and Marie Louise McQuiston Evans, was born July 7, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois. She was graduated from Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island and in 1932 from Smith College. She was married Feburary 8, 1934 at Ancon, Canal Zone to Dorrance Brown, son of Maj.-Gen. Preston Brown and Susan Dorrance Brown, who was born December 22, 1905.

She was widowed June 21, 1936 when her husband was killed at Lakewood, New Jersey. She was married for the second time December 14, 1939 at Peiping, China to Robert L. Smythe, secretary of the American Embassy there.

Herbert Heard Evans Jr., son of Herbert Heard Evans and Marie Louise McQuiston Evans, was born July 25, 1914 in Chicago. Following in his father’s footsteps he was graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1936.

Ida Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born March 30, 1849 at Marion, Alabama. She was married February 7, 1878 at Marion to Theodore Welch who was born August 4, 1842 at Lake George, New York. He died in Montgomery, Alabama January 3, 1895. Ida Wyatt Welch died June 19, 1911.

One daughter was born to them:

Ida Theodore Welch born May 24, 1883

Ida Theodore Welch, daughter of Theodore Welch and Ida Wyatt, was born May 24, 1883. She was married April 6, 1904 to Charles Gunter Elmore. He died July 7, 1916, and she was remarried to Elwood McLaughlin December 1, 1917.

Children born to them include:

Theodore Elwood McLaughlin born about 1907
Elwood McLaughlin, Jr. born about 1918

Ella Goodwyn Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born January 25, 1852 at Marion, Alabama. She was married November 15, 1872 to Robert Baker Pegram II son of Robert Baker Pegram, a distinguished officer of the United States and Confederate navies, according to “Southern Lineages.” Robert Baker Pegram II was born in Petersburg, Virginia December 28, 1848.

She died in Memphis, Tennessee in December 1895. Robert Baker Pegram II was president of Vera Cruz Pacific Railway at the time of his death March 4, 1905 at Memphis.

Children born to them include:

Robert Baker Pegram III born August 22, 1874
James West Pegram born April 24, 1879
Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegra born July 26, 1881
George Cargill Pegram born November 25, 1883
William Pegram born about 1885

Robert Baker Pegram III, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born August 22, 1874 in Marion, Alabama. He was married July 14, 1897 to Mary Susan Wright of Memphis, Tennessee who was born August 15, 1875.

To them were born:

Virginia Wyatt Pegram born September 7, 1902
Robert Baker Pegram IV born June 24, 1906

Virginia Wyatt Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram III and Mary Susan Wright Pegram, was born September 7, 1902 at Huntsville, Alabama. She was married June 6, 1923 to DeSales Harrison of Atlanta, Georgia.

Children born to them include:

DeSales Harrison, Jr. born March 21, 1924
Virginia Pegram Harrison born January 4, 1934
Pegram Harrison born about 1936

Robert Baker Pegram IV, son of Robert Baker Pegram III and Mary Susan Wright Pegram, was born June 24, 1906 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was married to Nancy Frederick April 13, 1932.

Children born to them include:

Ann Pegram born about 1934

James West Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born April 24, 1879. He was married April 7, 1909 to Nina Lucas of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They settled in Milwaukee where Dr. James West Pegram became a prominent physician and surgeon. No children were born to them.

Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, daughter of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born in Houston, Texas July 26, 1881. She was married to John Marbury of Memphis, Tennessee about 1905. He died in Norfolk, Virginia in 1911. She was remarried to Fred S. Toombs of Memphis. No children were born to either union.

George Cargill Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born November 25, 1883 in Memphis. Following the tradition of his family he was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and was graduated an ensign in the class of 1903. He was married April 21, 1910 to Jane E. Handy of Natchez, Mississippi. He was retired about 1940 as a captain.

Children born to them include:

Jane Handy Pegram born August 6, 1914

Jane Handy Pegram, daughter of George Cargill Pegram and Jane E. Handy Pegram, was born August 6, 1914. She died December 28, 1931 in Bronxville, New York.

William Pegram, son of Robert Baker Pegram II and Ella Goodwyn Wyatt Pegram, was born about 1885. He died in childhood.

William Calhoun Wyatt, son of William Newton Wyatt and Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born at Marion, Alabama August 27, 1846. He was married December 17, 1868 to Mary Elizabeth “Mittie” Moore who was born April 4, 1847. He died January 29, 1889, and she died March 25, 1925.

Children born to this union include:

Mary Josephine Wyatt born February 4, 1870
Will Wyatt born April 28, 1885

Mary Josephine Wyatt, daughter of William Calhoun Wyatt and Mary Elizabeth “Mittie” Moore, was born February 4, 1870. She was married January 5, 1893 to Ray Rushton. She died March 9, 1913.

Children born to them include:

Marion Rushton born December 27, 1893
Wyatt Rushton born August 8, 1895
Eugene Ray born October 25, 1896
Rachel Rushton born January 20, 1901
Mary Wyatt Rushton born April 5, 1903
Graham Moore Rushton born February 14, 1907

Marion Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born December 27, 1893. On September 29, 1919 he was married to Marian Edith Hedin who was born February 12, 1893.

Children born to them include:

Edith Rushton born August 22, 1920
Mary Wyatt Rushton born October 18, 1923
Olive Camilla Rushton born July 16, 1925

Edith Rushton, daughter of Marion Rushton and Marian Edith Hedin Rushton, was born August 22, 1920. She was married June 29, 1939 to Watkins C. Johnson of Tuskegee, Alabama.

Mary Wyatt Rushton, daughter of Marion Rushton and Marian Edith Hedin Rushton, was born October 18, 1923. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Olive Camilla Rushton, daughter of Marion Rushton and Marian Edith Hedin, was born July 16, 1925. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Wyatt Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born August 8, 1895. He died February 8, 1919 at sea “in line of duty” while returning from France with the American Expeditionary Force of World War I. He had no descendants.

Eugene Ray Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born October 25, 1896. He was married October 25, 1931 to Mrs. Helen Brock Smith, widow of L. G. Smith.

Children born to Eugene Ray Rushton and Helen Brock Smith Rushton include:

Ray Rushton III born June 14, 1933

Ray Rushton III, son of Eugene Ray Rushton and Helen Brock Smith Rushton, was born June 14, 1933 at Ithaca, New York.

Rachel Rushton, daughter of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born January 20, 1901. She was married Feburary 27, 1927 to Nathaniel Woodbridge Upham who was born April 29, 1899.

Children born to Nathaniel Woodbridge Upham and Rachel Rushton Upham include:

Nathaniel Rushton Upham born September 20, 1928
Mary Wyatt Upham born February 8, 1933

Mary Wyatt Rushton, daughter of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born April 5, 1903. She was married October 29, 1927 to Preston Hampton Haskell, Jr. who was born December 11, 1898.

Children born to Preston Hampton Haskell, Jr. and Mary Wyatt Rushton include:

Preston Hampton Haskell III born October 1938

Preston Hampton Haskell III, son of Preston Hampton Haskell, Jr. and Mary Wyatt Rushton Haskell, was born in October 1938 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Graham Moore Rushton, son of Ray Rushton and Mary Josephine Wyatt Rushton, was born February 14, 1907. He was married May 20, 1933 to Lillian Martin who was born May 20, 1906. She died November 15, 1935. No children were born to them.

Willie Wyatt, daughter of William Newton Wyatt asnd Eliza Ann Miller Wyatt, was born in July 1856 at Marion, Alabama. She died unmarried January 24, 1925 at Montgomery, Alabama.

John Henry Miller, son of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born November 7, 1825. Of this individual nothing more is known.

William Eber Miller, son of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born June 11, 1829. He enlisted as a soldier in the Mexican War and was killed September 6, 1846 at Matamoras, Mexico, leaving no descendants.

Caroline Miller, daughter of George Miller and Permelia Blassingame Miller, was born September 17, 1832. She was married about 1852, husband’s name Wyckliff. Caroline Miller Wyckliff died in Aberdeen, Mississippi in May 1895.

Minerva Gowen, [John “Buck”6 William5, John4, William3, Thomas2, Mihil1] was born about 1780, probably in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Gowen Research Foundation Phone:806/795-8758, 795-9694
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Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822 GOWENMS.008, 03/09/00
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Gowen Research Foundation 806/795-8758 or 795-9694
5708 Gary Avenue E-mail: gowen@llano.net
Lubbock, Texas, 79413

Website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

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NOTE:  The above information produced by the Gowen Research Foundation (GRF), and parts of the “Gowen Manuscript” they worked on producing.  It has tons of information – much of it is correct, but be careful, some of it is not correct – so check their sources and logic.  I’ve copied some of their information in the past researching my own family, only to find out there were some clear mistakes.   So be sure to check the information to verify if it is right before citing the source and believing the person who researched it before was 100% correct.  Most of the information I found there seems to be correct, but some is not.

Their website is:  Internet: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gowenrf

There does not seem to be anyone “manning the ship” at the Gowen Research Foundation, or Gowen Manuscript site any longer, and there is no way to contact anyone about any errors.   The pages themselves don’t have a mechanism to leave a note for others to see any “new information” that you may have that shows when you find info that shows something is wrong, or when something has been verified.

Feel free to leave messages about any new information found, or errors in these pages, or information that has been verified that those who wrote these pages may not have known about.

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