010 William Blassingame – Gowen Manuscript

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William Blassingame, son of Capt. James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born in Greenville County, South Carolina in 1801. He was married there in 1829 to Mary Berry Earle Prince of Greenville County, believed to be a niece of Miriam Earle who was married to John William Gowen, the uncle of William Blassingame. In 1830 he was enumerated in the federal census as “William Blassingame, Esquire,” suggesting that he held public office or else was a man of some importance in the community.

William Blassingame was given power of attorney by William G. Woodson of Pendleton County, Kentucky on May 17, 1839. William G. Woodson is regarded as a son of Tucker Woodson and Elizabeth Gowen Woodson and a first cousin of William Blassingame, both being grandsons of Maj. John “Buck” Gowen.

The Power of Attorney was to “loving friend and relation William Blassingame of Greenville County, South Carolina” relative to lands adjoining Henry B. Prince, George Dill and others, according to Greenville County Deed Book T, page 89.

Peggy B. Chapman reports that on July 13, 1839 William Blassingame sold this land located on the north side of Tyger River for William G. Woodson to Jefferson Barton. The transaction for the land “known as the James Adams tract & where Philip Ross now lives, bounded by River on the south, George Dill, Reuben Barrett, dec’d, James Barrett and Henry B. Prince,” according to Greenville County Deed Book T, page 91.

In 1840 he was Commissioner of the Greenville District of the 1840 federal census and was elected sheriff of Greenville County shortly afterwards.

Early in their married life William Blassingame and his wife made their home with his mother. Later he operated a grocery store in partnership with his brother-in-law, James P. Foster “next door north of the courthouse in the Village of Greenville,” according to the research of Joel Chan Edmondson, a descendant.

Shortly after dissolving his partnership with Foster he died November 28, 1845 in Greenville County, preceding his mother in death by five years. His probate file was recorded in Greenville County Record Book E, page 152, according to Adaline Evans Wynn who transcribed notes from them August 10, 1914. The estate was settled in 1856.

Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame was given a bill of sale from the estate for “one large family bible,” February 6, 1846, according to Greenville County Return Book B, page 59. Appraisers set the value of the estate at $3,138.06. The widow and G. F. Towns were appointed administrators. G. F. Towns is unidentified, however there were several marriages between the Towns and Blassingame families, and it is possible that G. F. Towns was a cousin to the widow.

Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame appeared as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Greenville District. The family was listed as:

Blassingame, Mary 37, born in South Carolina
Lydia Anna 12, born in South Carolina
James 18, born in South Carolina
William 14, born in South Carolina
Thomas B. 10, born in South Carolina
John 8, born in South Carolina”

“Mrs. Mary Foster [formerly Mrs. Blassingame], administratrix of William Blassingame, received order from Spartan Goodlett, ordinary of Greenville District to repair to Mary Blassingame’s, widow of James Blassingame, deceased, and appraise estate, goods, chattels, etc of latter, as Mary shall direct; same appraisement to be made on or before next 23rd of August.”

The warrant was issued June 23, 1851. Witnesses included Absalom Thompson, John Lucas [uncle of the widow], Elijah Thompson, Joseph Smith and John Whitten, Esq. Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame and seven children petitioned the court for administration, stating that William Blassingame left personal effects amounting to $600, according to Greenville County Record Book E, page 172.

Before 1855 Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame was remarried to James P. Foster, her husband’s former partner.

Joel Chan Edmondson wrote, “A letter in the administration papers of the estate of William Blassingame, deceased, dated January 28, 1856, from his son James W. Blassingame gives the following information concerning the heirs of the estate.”

“. . . My Mother, Mary Foster, Consort of James P. Foster, lives in Greenville District, S.C; Elizabeth Clayton, wife of Reuben Clayton, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia; James W. Blassingame, Hendersonville, N.C; Sallie E. G. Whitted, wife of Dr. W. D. Whitted, Hendersonville, N.C; William Blassingame, Versailles, Missouri; Lydia A. wife of Robert Liles, Polk County, N.C. [Post Office Sandy Plains]; Thomas B. Blassingame, Polk County, N.C, Sandy Plains; and John G. E. Blassingame, Atlanta, Georgia.”

Luther Barnett, resident of Gowensville, South Carolina, wrote to Adaline Evans Wynn about 1920 that Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame Foster sold her land in the latter part of 1856 and removed with her husband to Arkansas “where some of her daughters lived.” She died in the Monticello, Arkansas area in Drew County.

After her death, James P. Foster removed to Dallas, Texas and settled just northeast of the town, according to Joel Chan Edmondson.

Children born to William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame include:

James W. Blassingame born about 1831
Elizabeth Blassingame born about 1832
Sarah Earle Y. “Sallie” Blassingame born in 1833
William Blassingame, Jr. born about 1835
Lydia Anna Blassingame born Dec. 22, 1837
Thomas B. Blassingame born about 1840
John Gowen Easley Blassingame born about 1842

James W. Blassingame, son of William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame, was born about 1831 in Greenville County, South Carolina. In adult life he lived at Hendersonville, North Carolina about 20 miles northwest of Gowensville, South Carolina.

Elizabeth Blassingame, daughter of William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame, was born about 1832 in Greenville County. In 1849 she was married to Reuben Clayton, according to Mrs. P. F. Hyatt, a descendant of Monticello, Arkansas. Before 1856 the Claytons removed to Atlanta, Georgia.

Sarah Earle Y. “Sallie” Blassingame, daughter of William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame, was born in 1833, according to her tombstone in Hendersonville, North Carolina cemetery. She was married about 1855 to Dr. William Davis Whitted and resided near the residence of her brother, James W. Blassingame. Dr. William Davis Whitted died in 1887, and she died in 1891.

Children born to Dr. William Davis Whitted and Sarah Earle Y. “Sallie” Blas­singame Whitted include:

[daughter] born about 1860
Elizabeth W. Whitted born about 1862
Natalie Whitted born in 1864
Lydia Earle Whitted born about 1866

A daughter, name unknown, was born to Dr. William Davis Whitted and Sarah Earle Y. “Sallie” Blassingame Whitted about 1860. It is reported that she was married about 1880 and removed to McMinnville, Tennessee.

Elizabeth W. Whitted, daughter of Dr. William Davis Whitted and Sarah Earle Y. “Sallie” Blassingame Whitted, was born about 1862. She was married about 1882, husband’s name Farrow.

Natalie Whitted, daughter of Dr. William Davis Whitted and Sarah Earle Y. “Sallie” Blassingame Whitted, was born in 1864. About 1884 she was married to William B. Price and removed to Chicago, Illinois where she died in 1923 without children.

Lydia Earle Whitted, daughter of Dr. William Davis Whitted and Sarah Earle Y. “Sallie” Blassingame Whitted, was born about 1866. He remained un­married and lived in Hickory, North Carolina, about 50 miles northeast of Gowensville, South Carolina.

William Blassingame, Jr, son of William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame, was born about 1835 at the home of his grandmother in Greenville District, South Carolina. In a letter written by his brother James W. Blassingame January 28, 1886 to “Col. Jones” it was mentioned that William Blassingame, Jr. lived at Versailles, Missouri. The letter is filed with the probate papers of William Blassingame.

Lydia Anna Blassingame daughter of William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame, was born December 22, 1837 in Greenville District. She was named for her maternal grandmother, Lydia Maverick Earle Prince and her great-great grandmother, Anna Sorrell Earle, according to the research of Joel Chan Edmondson, a descendant.

She was mentioned as a resident of Greenville County in the probate records of her uncle, Winn Blassingame when his estate was administered in Perry County, Alabama November 18, 1852.

She was married about 1855 to a wealthy man, Robert Liles, son of John Liles and Agnes Hester Liles. In 1856 they lived at Sandy Plains, North Carolina. Robert Liles had received a tract of land on Green Creek from his father’s estate in 1851.

The household of Robert Liles was enumerated in the 1860 census of Polk County as:

“Liles, Robert
Lydia Anna 22, born in SC
Margaret 3,
William H. 2,
Josephine 6/12,”

Robert Liles became a colonel in the Confederacy during the Civil War. They lived in a Victorian mansion which has been restored.

After his death, Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles was remarried in Polk County, North Carolina about 1857 to George Robert Feagans, a nephew of Col. Robert Liles, who was born there November 22, 1839. He was a son of Daniel Feagans and Sarah Liles Feagans. The children resented their new father.

They emigrated to Texas. He had enlisted at age 19 April 20, 1861 as a private in Company K, Sixteenth North Carolina Infantry Regiment, according to “North Carolina Troops, 1861-65.” He was captured at North Anna River, Virginia May 23, 1864 and was confined at Point Lookout, Maryland until paroled and transferred to Boulware’s Wharf, James River, Virginia where he was received March 16, 1865 for exchange.

In 1874 they lived in Grayson County, Texas and in the early 1890s lived in Comanche County, Texas. She died July 5, 1893 and was buried in Dublin, Texas. He died in Comanche County October 7, 1913, according to Joel Chan Edmondson, a great-grandson of Dallas, Texas. They were buried in old Dublin Memorial Park.

Joel Chan Edmondson wrote October 1, 2006:

“We had our Howell reunion in June in Odessa, and lo and behold, Sam Howell’s dear, sweet daughter, Sarah Howell Mazur showed a large painting of a handsome couple and asked me who they might be. Using fuzzy genealogy, I went by a long ago description of Lydia Anna Blassingame’s lace collar and the striking resem-blance of Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols’ son Adolph-us “Dolph” Nichols to the male of the couple, and I pronounced them to be Col. Robert Lyle/Liles and wf2 Lydia Anna Blassingame. [Supposition is that wf1 was Margaret Love, for whom there is a marker behind the manor house.]

The bead work on her dress must have taken many months. It was an elaborate dress. The picture was a water color, and it must have been done at their house, extant, at Sandy Plains, Polk County, North Carolina. Their daughter Robert Anna “Aunt Bob” and/or “Aunt Anner” Liles was born thereabouts and married as his first wife, my Uncle Samuel “Sam” Howell, younger brother of Marilla Howell Edmondson. So there are double cousins this way as another, for Robert Anna Liles was the sister of my grandmother Mary Ella Fea-gans Edmondson. [Col. Liles’ older sister, Sarah “Sal-ly” Liles was married to Daniel Feagans. Her son, George Robert Feagans, her 2nd husband, was married to Lydia Anna Blassingame.] Daniel and Sally both died between 1870 and 1875 at Whitewright, Texas in Grayson County. That’s where Mary Ella Feagans was born in 1874. The Feaganses owned lots of real estate in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, but the Lileses were more sophisticated people in Texas. It took over a dozen years to settle the debts owed to Col. Liles in Polk County.

Sam Howell was a road contractor in West Texas, and I believe, built the road from Amarillo to Canyon. He may have been the contractor on the road from Semi-nole to Old Hobbs. Sam Howell died at Tahoka, Texas about 1944. His son Belton Howell drove the Sesqui-centennial lead wagon through Tahoka. By coinci-dence, Belton’s grandson, Samuel Wade Howell was assigned to my homeroom in the 7th grade at Bonham Junior High, Odessa, Texas in 1962. His father Wade Howell, born in Tahoka, now is about 85 years old, was an early engineering graduate of Texas Tech Uni-versity, and his first job was as his uncle’s assistant in the construction of the present Odessa High School.”

Children born to Col. Robert Liles and Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles include:

Margaret Liles born about 1857
William H. Liles born August 30, 1858
Josephine Brooks Liles born November 29, 1859
John Blassingame Liles born in 1861
Oscar Fitzland Liles born about 1863
Robert Anna Liles born about 1865

Children born to George Robert Feagans and Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles Fea­gans include:

Clara Casandra Feagans born Sepember 29, 1867
Banzellas D. “Zeal” Feagans born about 1869
George Edward Feagans born about 1871
Mary Ella Feagans born November 16, 1874

Margaret Liles, daughter of Robert Liles and Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles, was born about 1857 and appeared in the 1860 census of her father’s household as a three-year-old. Since she did not reappear in the 1870 census it is believed that she died during the decade. A marker in the Liles family cemetery in Sandy Plains reads, “Margaret Love Liles” with “Robert” at the bottom, according to Joel Chan Edmondson.

William H. Liles, son of Robert Liles and Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles, was born August 30, 1858 in Polk County, North Carolina. He died September 30, 1882 in Comanche County and was buried beside his mother in Dublin.

Josephine Brooks Liles, daughter of Robert Liles and Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles, was born November 29, 1859 in Polk County. She was mar­ried to James Daniel Nichols January 6, 1878 in Comanche County. She died February 7, 1895 and was buried at Dublin.

Children born to James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols include:

Norah A. Nichols born October 9, 1878
Pearl Lee Nichols born March 9, 1881
Myrtle May Nichols born December 3, 1882
Ettie Maude Nichols born January 15, 1885
Earle Davis Nichols born November 15, 1887
Clara Belle Nichols born January 31, 1889
Adolphus Bert Nichols born January 7, 1891
Golda Vera Nichols born July 2, 1893
Claude Warren Nichols born August 16, 1895
Rutha E. Nichols born December 8, 1898

Norah A. Nichols, daughter of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born in Comanche County and died there at age 16 February 7, 1895.

Pearl Lee Nichols, daughter of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born March 9, 1881 in Comanche County. She was married December 27, 1897 to Dr. James Marion Stalcup. She died at Bono, Texas in Johnson County.

Children born to them include:

Edward Brooks Stalcup born October 4, 1898
James Doyle Stalcup born about 1903
Joseph Lee Stalcup born March 26, 1905
Garland Adolphus Stalcup born about 1907
Fredda Stalcup born May 17, 1910

Edward Brooks Stalcup, son of Dr. James Marion Stalcup and Pearl Lee Nichols Stalcup, was born October 4, 1898 at Cleburne, Texas. He was married June 7, 1926 to Henrietta Montgomery who was born to John R. Mont­gomery and Olive Campbell Montgomery September 3, 1907. She died December 22, 1972. In 1983 he lived in Ft. Worth, Texas.

James Doyle Stalcup, son of Dr. James Marion Stalcup and Pearl Lee Nichols Stalcup, was born about 1903. He was married about 1925 to Alta Tatom. He was a teacher and was the coordinator of Johnson County Voca­tional School for Veterans before his retirement. He died January 9, 1974 in Cle­burne.

Joseph Lee Stalcup, son of Dr. James Marion Stalcup and Pearl Lee Nichols Stalcup, was born March 26, 1905 at Bono. He was married June 2, 1927 in Brownwood, Texas to Hazel Bernice Thomas. She was born January 19, 1906 in San Augustine, Texas to John Louis Thomas and Emma Hazel Thomas.

Children born to Joseph Lee Stalcup and Hazel Bernice Thomas Stalcup include:

Joseph Louis Stalcup born December 7, 1929
Anna Kay Stalcup born October 15, 1934

Joseph Louis Stalcup, son of Joseph Lee Stalcup and Hazel Ber­nice Thomas Stalcup, was born December 7, 1929 in Brownwood. He was married Oc­tober 27, 1951 to Elizabeth Palmer, daughter of Thomas Winston Palmer and Amber Deon Reid Palmer. In 1983 they lived in Oklahoma City, Ok­lahoma.

Children born to Joseph Louis Stalcup and Elizabeth Palmer Stalcup include:

Thomas Lee Stalcup born September 6, 1952
Joseph Louis Stalcup born April 23, 1955
James Louis Stalcup born April 14, 1957

Anna Kay Stalcup, daughter of Joseph Lee Stalcup and Hazel Bernice Thomas Stalcup, was born October 15, 1934 at Brownwood. She was married about 1954 to John William Brewer. Four children were born to them.

Garland Adolphus Stalcup, son of Dr. James Marion Stalcup and Pearl Lee Nichols Stalcup was born about 1897 in Johnson County. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Fredda Stalcup, daughter of Dr. James Marion Stalcup and Pearl Lee Nichols Stalcup, was born May 17, 1910 at Bono. She was married April 23, 1928 in Weatherford, Texas to Asa Dee Simons, Jr, son of Asa Dee Simons and Ida Carney Simons. She was later remarried to Harvey Portney.

Children born to Asa Dee Simons, Jr. and Fredda Stalcup Simons in­clude:

Patricia Sue Simons born January 27, 1930
Donald Dee Simons born January 6, 1935

Patricia Sue Simons, daughter of Asa Dee Simons, Jr. and Fredda Stalcup Simons, was born January 27, 1930. She died three days later.

Donald Dee Simons, son of Asa Dee Simons, Jr. and Fredda Stalcup Simons, was born January 6, 1935 at Cleburne. He was married in January 1952 to Barbara Poole. He died October 22, 1960 at Inglewood, California. Children born to them include:

Cindy Lou Simons born January 20, 1956
Donald Dee Simons born February 2, 1957

Myrtle May Nichols, daughter of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born December 3, 1882 in Comanche County. She was married about 1900 to Roger Rufus Evans. She died March 2, 1932 in Proctor, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Roger Cecil Evans born March 23, 1901
Sarah Brooks Evans born September 12, 1903
Earl Ray Evans born January 1, 1906
Virginia Evans born July 7, 1910
Anice Evans born October 31, 1915

Roger Cecil Evans, son of Roger Rufus Evans and Myrtle May Nichols Evans, was born March 23, 1901 in Comanche County. He was married June 16, 1925 to Marie Looney in Brownwood. He died May 18, 1932 and was buried at Brownwood.

Sarah Brooks Evans, daughter of Roger Rufus Evans and Myrtle May Nichols Evans, was born September 12, 1903 in Comanche County. She was mar­ried May 18, 1929 to Avery Bearden in Dallas, Texas. She died October 15, 1960 in Irving, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Avery Bearden, Jr. born about 1931
Sarah Ann Bearden born about 1934

Earl Ray Evans, son of Roger Rufus Evans and Myrtle May Nichols Evans, was born January 1, 1906 in Comanche County. She was married October 23, 1938 to Faye Belle Dudley. He died July 16, 1945 and was buried at Co­manche.

Virginia Evans, daughter of Roger Rufus Evans and Myrtle May Nich­ols Evans, was born July 7, 1910 in Comanche County. She was married to Lou­is Condor May 14, 1934. She died December 20, 1971 in Richardson.

Children born to them include:

Janna Gayle Condor born about 1936
Sally Condor born about 1938

Janna Gayle Condor, daughter of Louis Condor and Virginia Evans Condor, was born about 1936. She was married about 1956 to Jerry Orr. In 1983 they lived in Richardson, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Darren Orr born about 1958
Darby Orr born about 1961

Sally Condor, daughter of Louis Condor and Virginia Evans Condor, was born about 1938. She was married about 1958 to Kip Glascock. In 1983 they lived in Port Arthur, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Reagan Glascock born about 1960
Ryan Glascock born about 1963

Anice Evans, daughter of Roger Rufus Evans and Myrtle May Nichols Evans, was born October 31, 1915 in Comanche County. She was married January 6, 1935 to Myrton L. McDonald in Marietta, Oklahoma. In 1983 they lived in Dallas, Texas.

Children born to Myrton L. McDonald and Anice Evans McDonald in­clude:

Myrton Lynn McDonald born September 27, 1938
Roger Leck McDonald born September 23, 1949

Myrton Lynn McDonald, son of Myrton L. McDonald and Anice Evans McDonald, was born September 27, 1938 at Garland, Texas. Following gradua­tion from University of Texas he remained a resident of Austin, Texas in 1983.

Roger Leck McDonald, son of Myrton L. McDonald and Anice Evans Mc­Donald, was born September 23, 1949 in Dallas. He was married about 1976, wife’s name Carol.

Children born to Roger Leck McDonald and Carol McDonald include:

Tiffany Dawn McDonald born about 1977
Corey Scott McDonald born in March 1980

Ettie Maude Nichols, daughter of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born January 15, 1885 in Comanche County. She was married July 25, 1903 to Ben W. McCain. She died April 8, 1943 in Walnut Springs, Texas.

Children born to Ben W. McCain and Ettie Maude Nichols McCain in­clude:

Alton B. Parker McCain born June 11, 1904
Paul Durwood McCain born October 28, 1910
Carmen Erchell McCain born May 4, 1913
Dorothy Waldine McCain born February 11, 1920
Jewel Clifford McCain born about 1923

Alton B. Parker McCain, son of Ben W. McCain and Ettie Maude Nich­ols McCain, was born June 11, 1904 at Bellfountain, Mississippi. He was mar­ried about 1925 to Alva Edna Ashley. He died August 8, 1972 at Midland, Texas.

Children born to Alton B. Parker McCain and Alva Edna Ashley McCain include:

James Alton McCain born May 23, 1928

James Alton McCain, son of Alton B. Parker McCain and Alva Edna Ashley McCain, was born May 23, 1928 at Taylor, Texas. He was married Sep­tember 9, 1961 to Clarence D. Perkins at Midland. She was born May 1, 1931 at Rotan, Texas to Cecil A. Perkins and Lillian P. Lee Perkins.

Children born to them include:

James Alton McCain, Jr. born July 29, 1962
Philip Cecil McCain born May 27, 1964

Paul Durwood McCain, son of Ben W. McCain and Ettie Maude Nichols McCain, was born October 18, 1910 in Comanche County. He was married about 1930 to Welma Blue.

Carmen Erchell McCain, son of Ben W. McCain and Ettie Maude Nichols McCain, was born May 4, 1913. He was married about 1925 to Margie Nell Stewart.

Dorothy Waldine McCain, daughter of Ben W. McCain and Ettie Maude Nichols McCain, was born February 11, 1920 at Walnut Springs. She was mar­ried about 1940 to Spencer Terry “Jack” Hollis. In 1983 they lived at Sweetwater, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Judy Lynn Hollis born about 1943

Jewel Clifford McCain, daughter of Ben W. McCain and Ettie Maude Nichols McCain, was born about 1923 at Walnut Springs. When she died she was buried there.

Earle Davis Nicholson of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols , was born November 15, 1887 in Comanche County. He was married March 4, 1906 to Lillie Stewart in Comanche County. She was born April 15, 1888 in Navarro County, Texas. She died December 22, 1936 in Howard County, Texas. He died January 14, 1963 in Lubbock, Texas and was buried in Mt. Olive Ceme­tery, Big Spring, Texas.

Children born to Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols include:

James Elmo Nichols born about 1908
Corine G. Nichols born about 1910
Lucille Nichols born about 1912
J. B. Nichols born about 1914
Robert Carson Nichols born about 1917
John L. Nichols born about 1919
Raymond Earle Nichols born about 1920
Gladine Nichols born about 1922
Katie Belle Nichols born about 1924
Wendell Ross Nichols [twin] born about 1925
Syble Lois Nichols [twin] born about 1925

James Elmo Nichols, son of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1908. He was married about 1930 to Jewel Morton. He died August 13, 1958 while living in East Texas and was buried in Big Spring.

Children born to James Elmo Nichols and Jewel Morton Nichols in­clude:

James Earle Nichols born about 1932
Charles Ray Nichols born about 1935

Corine G. Nichols, daughter of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stew­art Nichols, was born about 1910. She was married about 1930 to T. C. Carter and was remarried about 1934 to E. C. “Happy” Maupin. In 1982 she lived in Lubbock.

Children born to them include:

Bettie Lou Carter born about 1931
Billy Charles Maupin born about 1936
Helen Ruth Maupin born about 1940

Lucille Nichols, daughter of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1912. She was married about 1932 to J. A. Tabor and lived in California. Four children were born to them.

J. B. Nichols, son of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1914 and was married about 1935. In 1982 he lived in Wi­chita Falls, Texas.

Robert Carson Nichols, son of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stew­art Nichols, was born about 1917. He was married about 1940, wife’s name Dean. In 1982 they lived in Wichita Falls.

Children born to Robert Carson Nichols and Dean Nichols include:

Vicki Nichols born about 1943
Judy Nichols born about 1946

John L. Nichols, son of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1919. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Raymond Earle Nichols, son of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stew­art Nichols, was born about 1920. He was married about 1946, wife’s name Donna. They lived in Wichita Falls.

Gladine Nichols, daughter of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1921. She was married about 1936 to R. D. Lane. They lived in Big Spring.

Children born to them include:

Don Carroll Lane born in 1936
Gaynelle Lane born about 1938
Bobbie Lou Lane born about 1939
Kenneth Lane born about 1940
Sandra Lane born about 1943
Danny Lane born July 12, 1947
Jan Lane born about 1950
Judy Kay Lane born about 1952

Don Carroll Lane, son of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born in 1936. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Gaynelle Lane, daughter of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born about 1938. She was married about 1960 to Jimmy Harper. Children born to them include:

Donald Harper born about 1962

Bobbie Lou Lane, daughter of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born about 1939 in Big Spring. She was married about 1956 to R. P. Disotell and in 1982 lived at Magnolia, Arkansas.

Children born to them include:

Debra Kay Disotell born about 1957
Robert Ray Disotell born about 1960
Beverly Disotell born about 1963

Kenneth Lane, son of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born about 1940. He was married about 1964 to Sue Coleman., Children born to them include:

Tony Lane born about 1966
Wendy Lane born about 1969

Sandra Lane, daughter of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born about 1943. She was married about 1963 to Jimmy Payne. They lived in Kingsville, Texas about 1965 and in Houston, Texas about 1968. In 1983 they lived in Midland.

Children born to them include:

Craig Allen Payne born about 1965
Shana Renae Payne born about 1968

Danny Lane, son of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born July 12, 1947 at Big Spring. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Jan Lane, daughter of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born about 1950. She was married about 1970 to Curbie Horton. They lived in Dallas about 1972. Children born to them include:

Julie Anisa Horton born about 1972

Judy Kay Lane, daughter of R. D. Lane and Gladine Nichols Lane, was born about 1952. She was married about 1972 to Steve Holly. Children born to them include:

Tonya Ranae Holly born about 1974
Tera Jan Holly born about 1977

Katie Bell Nichols, daughter of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1924. She was married about 1944 to L. C. Penson . In 1981 they lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Children born to them include:

Pam Penson born about 1946
Gary Don Penson born about 1949

Wendell Ross Nichols, twin son of Earle Davis Nichols and Lillie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1925. In 1982 he lived in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Syble Lois Nichols, twin daughter of Earle Davis Nichols and Lil­lie Stewart Nichols, was born about 1925. She died July 15, 1937 at Big Spring.

Clara Belle Nichols, daughter of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born January 31, 1889 in Comanche County. She was married about 1910 to Grover C. Watson. He was born to Henry A. Watson and Joanal Castle Watson in Webster County, Mississippi April 8, 1888. She died May 6, 1920 at Rotan, Texas and was buried at Comyn, Texas in Comanche Coun­ty. He died January 16, 1980.

Children born to them include:

Lowell V. Watson born January 24, 1909
J. D. Watson born April 2, 1911
Herbert S. Watson born January 23, 1913

Lowell V. Watson, son of Grover C. Watson and Clara Belle Nichols Watson, was born January 24, 1909. He was married August 4, 1933 at DeLeon, Texas to Frances Norry who was born July 3, 1915. In 1983 they lived in Ft. Worth.

Children born to them include:

Brent Watson born about 1936
Kay Frances Watson born about 1939

Brent Watson, son of Lowell V. Watson and Frances Norry Watson, was born about 1936. In 1983 he and his wife and two children lived at Mid­land.

Kay Frances Watson, daughter of Lowell V. Watson and Frances Norry Watson, was born about 1939. She was married about 1960, husband’s name Campbell. Two children were born to them.

J. D. Watson, son of Grover C. Watson and Clara Belle Nichols, was born April 1, 1911. He was married March 29, 1938 to Nell Thompson at Durant, Oklahoma. He saw four years of military service during World War II.

Children born to them include:

Joanne Watson born about 1940

Herbert S. Watson, son of Grover C. Watson and Clara Belle Nichols, was born January 23, 1913 at Comyn, Texas. He was married January 29, 1938 to Laura Ann Tugwell at Atoka, Oklahoma. She was born June 18, 1916 at Bee, Oklahoma to George W. Tugwell and Lillie Mae Anderson Tugwell. In 1983 he lived at Tahoka, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Shirley Ann Watson born November 25, 1938
Stuart Gerald Watson born January 15, 1942
Nancy Lee Watson born November 14, 1943
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Shirley Ann Watson, daughter of Herbert S. Watson and Laura Ann Tugwell Watson, was born November 25, 1938 at Durant, Oklahoma. She was married August 4, 1957 to Morris Leon Manley at Abernathy, Texas. In 1983 he was head football coach at Stephenville, and she was an elementary teacher there.

Children born to them include:

Judy Manley born about 1959
Mark Manley born about 1962
Scott Manley born about 1965

Judy Manley, daughter of Morris Leon Manley and Shirley Ann Watson Manley, was born about 1959. She was married December 31, 1977 to Bill Huckabee at Stephenville.

Mark Manley, son of Morris Leon Manley and Shirley Ann Watson Man­ley, was born about 1962. In 1983 he was a student at West Texas State Uni­versity on a football scholarship.

Scott Manley, son of Morris Leon Manley and Shirley Ann Watson Manley, was born about 1965. In 1983 he was a student at West Texas State University on a football scholarship.

Stuart Gerald Watson, son of Herbert S. Watson and Laura Ann Tug­well Watson, was born January 15, 1942 at Slaton. He was married Au­gust 4, 1962 to Barbara Phillips at Abernathy, Texas. In 1983 they were school teachers at Amarillo, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Gregory Watson born about 1964
Jenifer Watson born about 1967
Jeffrey Watson born about 1970

Nancy Lee Watson, daughter of Herbert S. Watson and Laura Ann Tug­well Watson, was born November 14, 1943 at Slaton . She was married June 1, 1963 to Lawrence Monk in Abernathy. In 1973 she was employed as a secretary for the Lynn County Agent in Tahoka.

Children born to them include:

Cara Ann Monk born about 1965
Lanae LeAnn Monk born about 1968

Adolphus Bert “Dolph” Nichols, son of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born January 7, 1891. He was married about 1912 to Margaret Grace Howell , who was born October 4, 1895 at Comyn to Isaac Montivel Howell and Roxie Ann Riddell Howell. Isaac Montivel Howell was a brother to Samuel Houston Howell. At his death Adol­phus Bert “Dolph” Nichols was buried in Dublin.

Children born to them include:

Ora B. Nichols born February 13, 1917
Maxine Nichols born September 7, 1921

Ora B. Nichols, daughter of Adolphus Bert “Dolph” Nichols and Mar­garet Grace Howell Nichols, was born February 13, 1917 at Comyn. She was married at Dublin June 7, 1946 to Robert Dale Burnett. In 1983 she had re­tired from teaching and was living in Dublin.

She, an accomplished genealogist, has made several trips to Greenville and Spartan­burg, South Carolina and Polk County, North Carolina to research the history of her family.

Maxine Nichols, daughter of Adolphus Bert “Dolph” Nichols and Mar­garet Grace Howell Nichols, was born September 7, 1921 at Roby, Texas. She was married at Dublin June 7, 1946 to James Alfred Littleton. She died in San Antonio, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Pamela Ann Littleton born April 16, 1947
James Fred Littleton born December 1, 1955

Golda Vera Nichols), daughter of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born July 2, 1893 at DeLeon. She was mar­ried June 15, 1916 to Alvis Lee Sloan. On October 20, 1921 she was remarried to Dr. James Marion Stalcup who was previously married to her sister Pearl Lee Nichols. At her death she was buried in Cleburne, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Schubert Lamar Sloan born July 18, 1917

Schubert Lamar Sloan, son of Alvis Lee Sloan and Golda Vera Nichols Sloan, was born July 18, 1917 in Erath County, Texas. He was married to Landon Elizabeth Lacewell March 7, 1942 in Gainesville, Florida.

Children born to them include:

Landa Beth Sloan born March 20, 1951

Landa Beth Sloan, daughter of Schubert Lamar Sloan and Landon Elizabeth Lacewell Sloan, was born March 20, 1951 in Cleburne. She was graduated from Texas Christian University. In 1983 she was an English teacher at Keller, Texas. Landa Beth Sloan, a genealogist, has done extensive research in family history.

Claude Warren Nichols, son of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born August 16, 1895 at Comyn, Texas. He was married February 22, 1924 at Gorman, Texas to Isla Sue Beauchamp. She was born September 7, 1897 at Stephenville to George Richard Beauchamp and Mary Lou Burleson Beauchamp. He, a painter, died at Houston March 2, 1952 and was buried at Dublin. She died in 1980 at Stephenville.

Children born to them include:

Mary Jo Nichols born December 16, 1924
Billy Burleson Nichols born July 11, 1927
Jackie Carroll Nichols born July 26, 1933

Mary Jo Nichols, daughter of Claude Warren Nichols and Isla Sue Beauchamp Nichols, was born December 16, 1924 in Stephenville. She was married in January 1947 to Thomas Fique Jordan at Sinton, Texas

Children born to them include:

Donald Phillip Jordan born October 28, 1948
Claude Richard Jordan born July 17, 1952
Janice Louise Jordan born February 19, 1960

Donald Phillip Jordan, son of Thomas Fique Jordan and Mary Jo Nichols Jordan, was born October 28, 1948 at Port Arthur, Texas.

Claude Richard Jordan, son of Thomas Fique Jordan and Mary Jo Nichols, was born July 17, 1952 at Sinton.

Janice Louise Jordan, son of Thomas Fique Jordan and Mary Jo Nichols, was born February 19, 1960 at Livingston, Texas. She was married about 1980 to Ray Milton.

Billy Burleson Nichols, son of Claude Warren Nichols and Isla Sue Beauchamp Nichols, was born July 11, 1927 at Abilene, Texas. He was married about 1948 to Frannie Ruth Hale who was born September 5, 1926 in Erath County to Albert Noah Hale sand Mary Aletha Fincher. In 1952 they lived at Hondo.

Children born to them include:

Pamela Kay Nichols born August 23, 1952
Larry Dale Nichols born August 20, 1962

Pamela Kay Nichols, daughter of Billy Burleson Nichols and Fannie Ruth Hale Nichols, was born August 23, 1952 at Hondo. She was mar­ried about 1971 to Robert Lynn Ayres

Children born to them include:

Shawn Kelley Ayres born November 6, 1972

Jackie Carroll Nichols, son of Claude Warren Nichols and Isla Sue Beauchamp Nichols, was born July 26, 1933 in Dublin. He was married Septem­ber 12, 1964 to Enid Marnell Simpson who was born August 9, 1936 in Porter­ville, California, the daughter of Clyde Lindsey and Ruth Elma Deather­age Simpson. In 1983 Jackie Carroll Nichols, an artist and drafts­man, was active in genealogy research.

Children born to them include:

Susan Ruth Clemmie Nichols born Dec. 27, 1960
Isla Jacquelyn Carol Nichols born Nov. 11, 1965
Marilyn Claudia Nanette Nichols born October 28, 1967
Daniel Vincent Nichols born May 15, 1969
Sally Caroline Dianne Nichols born January 6, 1973
Douglas William Nichols born Feb. 18, 1975

Rutha E. Nichols, daughter of James Daniel Nichols and Josephine Brooks Liles Nichols, was born December 8, 1898 at Comyn and died two months later February 17, 1899.

John Blassingame Liles, son of Robert Liles and Lydia Anne Blassing­ame Liles, was born July 27, 1861 in Polk County, North Carolina. He was mar­ried September 25, 1887 to Sarah Alta Carpenter in Erath County. He died July 2, 1940 in Dublin.

Children born to John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Carpenter Liles include:

Lula G. Liles born June 12, 1888
Ethel May Liles born about 1890
Ora B. Fitzland Liles born May 2, 1892
John Roy Liles born February 19, 1895
Alma Liles born about 1898
Stella Liles born about 1901
Willie Ray Liles born December 2, 1902
Genevieve LaRue Liles born March 23, 1910

Lula G. Liles, daughter of John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Carpenter Liles, was born June 12, 1888 at Dublin. She died February 24, 1890.

Ethel May Liles, daughter of John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Carpenter Liles, was born about 1890 at Dublin. She was married November 14, 1912 to Frank Thomas Hamilton. She died at Dublin.

Ora B. Fitzland Liles, daughter of John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Carpenter Liles, was born May 2, 1892 at Dublin. She was married August 20, 1911 to Harry Shaffer.

John Roy Liles, son of John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Carpen­ter Liles, was born February 19, 1895 at Dublin. His descendants include Billy Royce Liles who was married December 4, 1943, wife’s name unknown, in Erath County and Colonel Donald Edward Liles who was born November 15, 1929 in Dub­lin. He was married about 1949 to Mary Jo Albin, daughter of Earl Albin, Co­manche. Children born to them include David Liles and Tom Liles.

Alma Liles, daughter of John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Car­penter Liles, was born about 1898 at Dublin. She was married August 17, 1919 to William M. McCombs and lived in Erath County.

Stella Liles, daughter of John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Car­penter Liles, was born about 1891 at Dublin. She was married February 15, 1920 to M. H. Taylor.

Willie Ray Liles, daughter of John Blassingame Liles sand Sarah Alta Carpenter Liles, was born December 2, 1902 at Dublin. She was married May 19, 1925 to Merle Deaver in Erath County. In 1980 she lived in Ft. Worth.

Genevieve LaRue Liles, daughter of John Blassingame Liles and Sarah Alta Carpenter Liles, was born March 23, 1910 in Dublin. She was married December 24, 1921 to L. Clayton Cline.

Oscar Fitzland Liles, son of Robert Liles and Lydia Anne Blassingame Liles, was born August 14, 1863 in Polk County, North Carolina. He was mar­ried about 1885 to Cappie Ola Potts. He died February 20, 1942 in Dublin.

Children born to Oscar Fitzland Liles and Cappie Ola Potts Liles include:

Floye Melaine Liles born November 9, 1901
Oscar Fitzland Liles, Jr. born August 27, 1903
Joseph Horace Liles born January 13, 1913

Floye Melaine Liles, daughter of Oscar Fitzland Liles and Cappie Ola Potts Liles, was born November 9, 1901 in Dublin. She was graduated from Baylor University about 1920 and was married to J. A. Butler In 1980 she lived in Ft. Worth, Texas where she was a counselor in the public school system.

Oscar Fitzland Liles, Jr., son of Oscar Fitzland Liles and Cappie Ola Potts Liles, was born August 27, 1903 in Dublin. He died in 1972 at Leevining, California.

Children born to him include:

Jimmy Lou Liles born about 1925
Edwin Liles born about 1928

Joseph Horace Liles, son of Oscar Fitzland Liles and Cappie Ola Potts Liles, was born January 13, 1913 at Dublin. In 1980 he lived at Childress, Texas.

Children born to him include:

Edwin Liles born about 1926
Betty Jo Liles born about 1929
Joseph Horace Liles born about 1932
Linda Liles born about 1935

Edwin Liles, son of Joseph Horace Liles, was born about 1926. In 1980 he lived in Amarillo.

Betty Jo Liles, daughter of Joseph Horace Liles, was born about 1929. She was married about 1949 to Troy McNeil In 1980 they lived in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Robert Anna Liles, daughter of Robert Liles and Lydia Anne Blassin­game Liles, was born January 22, 1865 in Polk County, North Carolina. She was married June 21, 1885 to Samuel Houston Howell who was born in McMinn County, Tennessee to Robert Nathaniel Henry Howell and Elizabeth Nicholson Howell. He died April 17, 1912 at Dublin and was buried in Old Dublin Memorial Park.

Children born to Samuel Houston Howell and Robert Anna Liles Howell include:

Leonard Grafton “Babe” Howell born about 1887
Charles Paul Howell born about 1890
Henry Belton Howell born about 1893
Mary Howell born about 1896
Lura Howell born about 1900

Leonard Grafton “Babe” Howell, son of Samuel Houston Howell and Robert Anna Liles Howell, was born about 1887. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Charles Paul Howell, son of Samuel Houston Howell and Robert Anna Liles Howell, was born about 1890. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Henry Belton Howell, son of Samuel Houston Howell and Robert Anna Liles Howell, was born about 1893. He was married about 1920 to Birdie Eliz­abeth Walters and lived in Tahoka, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Samuel Wade Howell born May 29, 1921

Samuel Wade Howell, son of Henry Belton Howell and Birdie Elizabeth Walters Howell, was born May 29, 1921 at Tahoka. He became a civil engineer and was married May 22, 1948 at Nacogdoches, Texas to Frances Katheryn Mc Curry She was the daughter of Chessie Lawter McCurry and Susie Belle Lamkin McCurry of Ruston, Louisiana. Frances Katheryn McCurry Howell was a mathematics teacher and dean of students in Odessa, Texas public schools in 1983.

Children born to them include:

Samuel Wade Howell, Jr. born September 19, 1950
Susan Elizabeth Howell born August 10, 1953
Sarah Jane Howell born April 27, 1956

Samuel Wade Howell, Jr., son of Samuel Wade Howell and Frances Katheryn McCurry Howell, was born September 19, 1950 in Midland. He was married about 1972 to Janie Fowler in Odessa.

Children born to them include:

Samuel Wade Howell III born about 1974
Mary Elizabeth Howell born about 1977

Susan Elizabeth Howell, daughter of Samuel Wade Howell and Frances Katheryn McCurry Howell, was born August 10, 1953. In 1983 she was a teach­er in Midland.

Sarah Jane Howell, daughter of Samuel Wade Howell and Frances Katheryn McCurry Howell, was born April 27, 1956 in Midland. She was mar­ried about 1976 to Michael J. Mazur. In 1983 they were schoolteachers in Odessa.

Children born to them include:

Adrianne Mazur born about 1978
Michael Kent Mazur born about 1981

Mary Howell, daughter of Samuel Houston Howell and Robert Anna Liles Howell, was born about 1896. She was married about 1916, husband’s name Skinner. At her death she was buried in Yuma, Arizona.

Lura Howell, daughter of Samuel Houston Howell and Robert Anna Liles Howell, was born about 1900. She was married about 1920, husband’s name Hicks. At her death she was buried in Tahoka.

Clara Cassandra Feagans, daughter of George Robert Feagans and Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles Feagans, was born September 29, 1867 in Polk County, North Carolina. She was married August 21, 1887 to William Sanford Wood. She died October 5, 1897 at Gorman, Texas and was buried in Old Dublin Memorial Park.

Children born to William Sanford Wood and Clara Cassandra Feagans Wood include:

Cassandra Ella Wood born June 2, 1890
Herman T. Wood born January 14, 1892
Charles Robert Wood born May 6, 1895

Cassandra Ella Wood, daughter of William Sanford Wood and Clara Cas­sandra Feagans Wood, was born June 2, 1890 at Dublin. She was married Decem­ber 21, 1910 to Cyrus Earl Fish at Gorman. Cyrus Earl Fish, son of Cyrus Monroe Fish and Beulah Bell Collie Fish, was born July 6, 1890 in Cisco. She died July 11, 1957, and he was re­married to Bernice Headstreamat Roswell, New Mexico January 10, 1959. In 1970 they lived in Snyder.

Children born to Cyrus Earl Fish and Cassandra Ella Wood Fish in­clude:

Creston Earl Fish born February 26, 1913
Angelene Cyrella Fish born September 24, 1923

Creston Earl Fish, son of Cyrus Earl Fish and Cassandra Ella Wood Fish, was born February 26, 1913 at Gorman. He was married September 4, 1937 at Raton, New Mexico to Margaret Glaha. In 1984 they lived in Phoenix, Ari­zona.

Two children were adopted by them:

Robert Dean Fish born May 26, 1942
Susan Fish born October 2, 1947

Robert Dean Fish, adopted son of Creston Earl Fish and Margaret Gla­ha Fish, was born May 26, 1942. He was married about 1965.

Susan Fish, adopted daughter of Creston Earl Fish and Margaret Glaha Fish, was born October 2, 1947. She was married about 1969.

Angelene Cyrella Fish, aughter of Cyrus Earl Fish and Cassandra El­la Wood Fish, was born September 24, 1923 at Snyder. She was married there September 4, 1942 to John Terrell Lynch, Jr.. He was born October 26, 1923 at Paducah, Texas to John Terrell Lynch and Tabitha Ann Coffee Lynch . In 1970 they lived in Waco, Texas. He, a colonel in U. S. Army Reserve, was city manager of Gatesville, Texas in 1983. In 1984 she was employed in the Physics Department at Baylor University in Waco.

Children born to them include:

Cassandra Ann Lynch born August 6, 1946
John Terrell Lynch III born December 31, 1948
John Terrell Lynch IV born December 7, 1949

Cassandra Ann Lynch, daughter of John Terrell Lynch, Jr. and Ange­lene Cyrella Fish Lynch, was born August 6, 1946. She was married September 30, 1968 in Waco to Herbert Elliston Wright, Jr. He was born September 16, 1942 in Denison, Texas to Herbert Elliston Wright and Brunie Faye Fisher Wright. In 1970 they lived in Abilene, Texas where he was with Internal Rev­enue Service and she was employed by Taylor County Mental Health & Mental Retardation office In 1984 he continued with Internal Revenue Service and lived in Lubbock.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Anne Wright born March 31, 1973

John Terrell Lynch III, son of John Terrell Lynch, Jr. and Ange­lene Cyrella Fish Lynch, was born December 31, 1948. He died January 2, 1949.

John Terrell Lynch IV, son of John Terrell Lynch, Jr. and Angelene Cyrella Fish Lynch, was born December 7, 1949 in Snyder. In 1970 he was a civil engineering student at Texas A&M University. He was married about 1972 to Jann Malene Loveless. She was born February 5, 1952 in Waco to Cleatus Embry Loveless and Marguerite Neyland Loveless. In 1983 he was a civil engineer in Arlington, Texas, and she was an art teacher there.

Herman T. Wood, son of William Sanford Wood and Clara Cassandra Fea­gans Wood, was born January 14, 1892 at Dublin. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Charles Robert Wood, son of William Sanford Wood and Clara Cassandra Feagans Wood, was born May 6, 1895 at Dublin. He was married about 1916 to Effye Celetia Jones.

Children born to them include:

Janell Wood born January 30, 1926

Janell Wood, daughter of Charles Robert Wood and Effye Celetia Jones Wood, was born January 30, 1926 in Gorman. Following graduation from North Texas State University with an M.A. degree in English she was married July 14, 1947 to Harold Leonard Davis on the “Bride & Groom” radio program in Los An­geles, California. He was the son of Owen Virgil Davis and Nina Rosanna Lott Davis.

In 1983 he, a colonel in U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, was president of Gamco, Inc. in Big Spring, Texas. She had formerly taught in public schools and in Howard County Ju­nior College there. A son born to them about 1949 was a certified public accountant in Abilene, according to the research of Joel Chan Edmondson.

Banzellas D. “Zeal” Feagans, son of George Robert Feagans and Lydia Anne Blassingame Liles Feagans, was born July 8, 1870 in Polk County, North Carolina. He was married about 1890 to Lucy Ellen Harrell. At his death he was buried in Old Dublin Memo­rial Park.

Children born to Banzellas D. “Zeal” Feagans and Lucy Ellen Harrell Feagans include:

Mazie Oma Feagans born July 16, 1894
Louis Aubrey Feagans born about 1896
Nena Eva Feagans born July 17, 1900
[son] born October 25, 1902

Mazie Oma Feagans, daughter of Banzellas D. “Zeal” Feagans and Lucy Ellen Harrell Feagans, was born July 16, 1894 at Dublin. She died July 8, 1896 and was buried in Old Dublin Memorial Park.

Louis Aubrey Feagans, son of Banzellas D. “Zeal” Feagans and Lucy Ellen Harrell Feagans, was born about 1896. In 1975 he lived at Midland.

Nena Eva Feagans, daughter of Banzellas D. “Zeal” Feagans and Lucy Ellen Harrell Feagans, was born July 17, 1900 at Dublin. She was married to Jim Lee Grimes May 19, 1918. He was the son of Redus Payton Grimes and Annie Lee Miller Grimes. She died August 17, 1928 at Dublin.

Children born to them include:

James Hubert Grimes born June 30, 1920
Harold Miller Grimes born October 12, 1923

James Hubert Grimes, son of Jim Lee Grimes and Nena Eva Feagans Grimes, was born June 30, 1920 at Dublin. He was married about 1946 to Juanita Jeanne Jones, daughter of Clarence F. Jones and Myrtle Robertson Jones, who was born December 12, 1922 in Dexter, Iowa.

Children born to them include:

Eva Jeanne Grimes born June 10, 1950

Eva Jeanne Grimes, daughter of James Hubert Grimes and Juanita Jeanne Jones, was born June 10, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was married to Danny L. Cross October 1, 1974.

Harold Miller Grimes, son of Jim Lee Grimes and Nena Eva Feagans Grimes, was born at Dublin October 12, 1923. He died there July 18, 1935.

A son, name unknown, was born to Banzellas D. “Zeal” Feagans and Lucy Ellen Harrell Feagans, born October 25, 1902 and died on the same day.

George Edward Feagans, son of George Robert Feagans and Lydia Anna Blassingame Liles Feagans, was born in May 1872 in Grayson County, Texas. He was married about 1892 to Frances Sue Ratliff. He died in February 1934 in Sudan, Texas.

Children born to George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans include:

Hattie Mae Feagans born March 8, 1893
Mazie Ima Feagans born July 16, 1894
Nathan Aaron Feagans born September 5, 1895
Bertie Ann Feagans born August 11, 1897
Jewel Thelma “Jake” Feagans born October 29, 1901
Ruby Lee Feagans born August 20, 1903
Eddie Ray Feagans born May 7, [1906?]
Alene Feagans born May 8, [1910?]

Hattie Mae Feagans, daughter of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born March 8, 1893. She was married about 1912 to Jacob Hampshire Campbell, son of Charley Milton Campbell and Mary Garner Campbell of Comanche County.

Children born to them include:

Kenneth Elmoe Campbell born about 1913
Alma Louise Campbell born December 18, 1918
Barnett Campbell born about 1921
Mary Sue Campbell born about 1924
Larue Campbell born about 1927

Kenneth Elmoe Campbell, son of Jacob Hampshire Campbell and Hattie Mae Feagans Campbell, was born about 1913. He was married about 1936 to Eth­el Shaddox. In 1983 he was a printer in Lubbock.

Children born to them include:

Keith Campbell born about 1938
Edwin Ray Campbell born about 1940
Marlin Campbell born about 1943
Lois Campbell born about 1946

Alma Louise Campbell, daughter of Jacob Hampshire Campbell and Hattie Mae Feagans Campbell, was born December 18, 1918 at Comanche. She was married September 24, 1934 to Wilburn W. Mansell at Lubbock. He was born November 6, 1912 to C. D. Mansell and Ollie Elizabeth Vick Mansellat Ranger, Texas. He died September 6, 1964, and she was remarried to T. E. Cranford.

Children born to Wilburn W. Mansell and Alma Louise Campbell Mansell include:

Doris Elizabeth Mansell born October 24, 1936
Mae Yvonne Mansell born June 20, 1940
Wilburn Wayne Mansell born July 26, 1943

Doris Elizabeth Mansell, daughter of Wilburn W. Mansell and Alma Louise Campbell Mansell, was born October 24, 1936 at Lubbock. She was mar­ried about 1956 to Jay Gillam. She was remarried to Lynn Crabtree of Levelland, Texas.

Mae Yvonne Mansell, daughter of Wilburn W. Mansell and Alma Louise Campbell Mansell, was born June 20, 1940 at Lubbock. She was married there in July 1960 to H. D. Harrell. She died April 15, 1977 in Dallas and was buried at Irving, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Michael Harrell born July 9, 1963
Stephen Harrell born October 6, 1966

Michael Harrell, son of H. D. Harrell and Mae Yvonne Mansell Har­rell, was born July 9, 1963 at Lubbock. He was married about 1982 to Pamela Kitchens.

Stephen Harrell, son of H. D. Harrell and Mae Yvonne Mansell Har­rell, was born October 6, 1966 at Garland, Texas.

Wilburn Wayne Mansell, son of Wilburn W. Mansell and Alma Louise Campbell Mansell, was born July 26, 1943 at Lubbock. He was married June 2, 1960 at Plainview, Texas to Marian Lee Baker, daughter of Leroy Baker and Mary Flanagan Baker. In 1983 they lived in Littlefield, Texas.

Barnett Campbell, son of Jacob Hampshire Campbell and Hattie Mae Feagans Campbell, was born about 1921. He was married about 1946, wife’s name Inez. In 1983 they lived in Swisher County, Texas where he operated a farm.

Children born to them include:

Kay Campbell born about 1948
Ginger Campbell born about 1951

Mary Sue Campbell, daughter of Jacob Hampshire Campbell and Hattie Mae Feagans Campbell, was born about 1924. She was married about 1946 to Buford Hemphill In 1983 they lived in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Children born to them include:

Eugene Hemphill born about 1949
Glenda Hemphill born about 1952

Eugene Hemphill, son of Buford Hemphill and Mary Sue Campbell Hemphill, was born at Littlefield, Texas about 1949. He was married about 1960 at Ft. Stockton, Texas.

Glenda Hemphill, daughter of Buford Hemphill and Mary Sue Campbell Hemphill, was born at Littlefield about 1952. She was married about 1961 at Ft. Stockton.

Larue Campbell, daughter of Buford Hemphill and Mary Sue Campbell Hemphill, was born about 1927. She was married about 1950 to Calvin Johnson. In 1983 they lived in Amarillo.

Children born to them include:

Sandra Johnson born about 1952
Billy Johnson born about 1955

Mazie Ima Feagans, daughter of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born July 16, 1894 at Dublin. She died July 8, 1895 and was buried in Old Dublin Memorial Park.

Nathan Aaron Feagans, son of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born September 5, 1895 in Comanche County. He was mar­ried about 1905 to Dorothy Thompson. When he died he was buried in Henson Cemetery near Dublin.

Children born to Nathan Aaron Feagans and Dorothy Thompson Feagans in­clude:

Nina Dale Feagans born about 1910
[child] born about 1913
Bill Feagans born about 1917

Nina Dale Feagans, daughter of Nathan Aaron Feagans and Dorothy Thompson Feagans, was born about 1910. She was married about 1930 to Justin Kennedy. She died at Grapeland, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Virginia Kennedy born about 1916

Bill Feagans, son of Nathan Aaron Feagans and Dorothy Thompson Fea­gans, was born about 1917.

Children born to him include:

Joan Feagans born about 1940
Diane Feagans born about 1943

Bertie Ann Feagans, daughter of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born August 11, 1897 in Comanche County. She was married to Chesley David Campbell, son of Charley Melton Campbell and Mary Garner Campbell July 17, 1917 in the Comanche Hotel. He was a brother to Jacob Hampshire Campbell She died in Lubbock.

Children born to them include:

Garland David Campbell born September 19, 1919
Margaret June Campbell born January 19, 1920
Hazel Boyd Campbell born August 2, 1922

Garland David Campbell, son of Chesley David Campbell and Bertie Ann Feagans Campbell, was born September 19, 1919 in Comanche County. He was married October 21, 1941 in Brown County, Texas to Claudeen Covey, daughter of Claud Covey and Vanna Terrell Covey. She was born April 4, 1924 in Brown County. He was graduated from U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, Ft. Ben­ning, Georgia. He was killed on Okinawa April 12, 1945 during World War II.

Children born to them include:

Michael David Campbell born October 15, 1943

Michael David Campbell, son of Garland David Campbell and Claudeen Covey Campbell, was born October 15, 1943 in Brown County. Following the death of his father his mother was remarried to Clifton H. Norris, Odessa. Following graduation from Texas Tech University, he was married February 4, 1967 in Lubbock to Rosemary Slaughter. He became a banker and changed his surname to Norris.

Michael David Norris and Rosemary Slaughter Norris were divorced in 1972. He was remarried to Mrs. Barbara Laverne Drabek. Three daughters, Kerri Drabek, Sherry Drabek and Janet Drabek, were born to her.

In 1987 Michael Davis Norris moved to Odessa, Texas and became a Certified Public Accountant. In 2007 he operated a tax practice there.

Children born to them include:

Marcus David Norris born August 7, 1971

Margaret June Campbell, daughter of Chesley David Campbell and Betty Ann Feagans Campbell, was born January 19, 1920 in Comanche County. She was married in November 1942 at Ft. Bliss, Texas to Judson K. Abernathy, son of Robert Abernathy and Ethel Abernathy. In 1983 they lived in San Antonio, Texas where he was director of maintenance at Trinity University.

Children born to them include:

Garland David “Gary” Abernathy born June 25, 1946
Judy K. Abernathy born about 1949

Garland David “Gary” Abernathy, son of Judson K. Abernathy and Margaret June Campbell Abernathy, was born June 25, 1946 in New York City. Following graduation from Texas A&M University he was married to Sandra Cox In 1983 they lived in San Antonio where he was a high school football coach and she was a teacher.

Children born to them include:

Jimmy Lee Abernathy born about 1968

Judy K. Abernathy, daughter of Judson K. Abernathy and Margaret June Campbell Abernathy, was born about 1949 in Lubbock. She was married about 1969 to John Bunton. In 1983 he was attending Texas A&M Uni­versity as a Ph.D. candidate.

Children born to them include:

John Brady Bunton born about 1971

Hazel Boyd Campbell, daughter of Chesley David Campbell and Bertie Ann Feagans Campbell, was born August 2, 1922. She died about 1930 and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Lubbock.

Jewel Thelma “Jake” Feagans, son of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born October 29, 1901 in Comanche County. He was married March 12, 1922 in Roby, Texas to Eula Mable Melton, daughter of Henry Clay Melton and Annie Belle Stringer Melton. She was born February 19, 1902 in Palo Pinto, Texas. He, a farmer, died September 7, 1966 at Roby.

Children born to Jewel Thelma “Jake” Feagans and Eula Mable Melton Feagans include:

Edward Clay Feagans born November 10, 1923
Betty Ruth Feagans born July 18, 1927

Edward Clay Feagans, son of Jewel Thelma “Jake” Feagans and Eula Mable Melton Feagans, was born November 10, 1923 at Roby. He was mar­ried about 1946, wife’s name Norma. He was later remarried and in 1983 lived at Gatesville, Texas.

Children born to Edward Clay Feagans include:

Debbie Feagans born about 1947
Nancy Feagans born about 1950

Debbie Feagans, daughter of Edward Clay Feagans, was born about 1947. She was married about 1967 in Roby, husband’s name unknown.

Nancy Feagans, daughter of Edward Clay Feagans, was born about 1950. She was married about 1970, husband’s name unknown, and in 1983 lived in Kerrville, Texas where her husband was a court reporter.

Betty Ruth Feagans, daughter of Jewel Thelma “Jake” Feagans and Eula Mable Melton Feagans, was born July 18, 1927 at Roby. She was married about 1947 to Don Bruner. In 1983 they lived in Sweetwater.

Children born to them include:

Michael Bruner born about 1949
Betsy Bruner born about 1952

Michael Bruner, son of Don Bruner and Betty Ruth Feagans Bruner, was born about 1949. Following graduation from Texas Tech University he was employed by Howard County Junior College, Big Spring where he lived in 1983.

Betsy Bruner, daughter of Don Bruner and Betty Ruth Feagans Bruner, was born about 1952. Following graduation from Texas Tech University she lived in Bronte, Texas where she was a teacher.

Ruby Lee Feagans, daughter of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born August 20, 1903 in Comanche County. She was married about 1923 to Earl Benson. She died at Denver City.

Children born to them include:

Carle Dale Benson born about 1924
Earlene Benson born about 1926
Marie Benson born about 1929
Jana Benson born about 1932

Carl Dale Benson, son of Earl Benson and Ruby Lee Feagans Benson, was born about 1924. He became a farmer.

Children born to Carl Dale Benson include:

Linda Benson born about 1947
Carlene Benson born about 1950

Earlene Benson, daughter of Earl Benson and Ruby Lee Feagans Benson, was born about 1926. She was married about 1946 to W. Dee Freeman. In 1983 he was a farmer at Denver City.

Children born to them include:

Linda Freeman born about 1948
Tommy Freeman born about 1950
Gary Freeman born about 1953

Linda Freeman, daughter of W. Dee Freeman and Earlene Benson Freeman, was born about 1948. Following graduation from Texas Tech University she was married about 1969 to B. Squyres, son of Dr. Berry Squyres, dean of Texas Tech University School of Medicine. Three children were born to them.

Marie Benson, daughter of Earl Benson and Ruby Lee Feagans Benson, was born about 1929. She was married about 1949 to D. C. Pearson, Jr. and in 1983 lived in Hockley County, Texas. Four children were born to them.

Jana Benson, daughter of Earl Benson and Ruby Lee Feagans Benson, was born about 1932. She was married in 1962 at Denver City to Doyle Whitset. In 1979 they lived in Lubbock.

Eddie Ray Feagans son of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born May 7, 1906? in Comanche County. He was married to Dolly Terry, daughter of John Terry in Roby about 1926. He died in Nolan County, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Jeraldine Feagans born about 1928
Johnny Ray Feagans born about 1930
Doyle Feagans born about 1932
Willie Max Feagans born about 1934
Norma Feagans born about 1936
Joe Feagans born about 1939
Jimmy Don Feagans born about 1942
Shirley Feagans born about 1944
Carroll Feagans born about 1946
Sandra Feagans born about 1948

Jeraldine Feagans, daughter of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Feagans, was born about 1928. She was married about 1948 to Paul Aston. In 1983 they lived in Ft. Worth.

Johnny Ray Feagans, son of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Fea­gans, was born about 1930. In 1983 he lived at College Station, Texas.

Doyle Feagans, son of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Feagans, was born about 1932. Of this individual nothing more is known.

Willie Max Feagans, son of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Fea­gans, was born about 1934. In 1983 he lived in Jamestown, Arkansas.

Norma Feagans, daughter of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Fea­gans, was born about 1936. She was married about 1959 to Sam Reeves. In 1983 they lived in Sweetwater.

Joe Feagans, son of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Feagans, was born about 1939. Following graduation from Texas Tech University he was married about 1960, wife’s name Bonnie. In 1983 they lived in Midland.

Jimmy Don Feagans, son of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Feagans, was born about 1942. In 1983 he lived in Lubbock.

Shirley Feagans, daughter of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Fea­gans, was born about 1944. She was married about 1964 to Dell Greer. In 1983 they lived in Arlington.

Carroll Feagans, son of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Feagans, was born about 1946. In 1983 he lived in Sweetwater.

Children born to Carroll Feagans include:

Rhonda Feagans born about 1968

Sandra Feagans, daughter of Eddie Ray Feagans and Dolly Terry Fea­gans, was born about 1948. She was married about 1968 to Jimmy Hixon.

Alene Feagans, son of George Edward Feagans and Frances Sue Ratliff Feagans, was born May 8, 1909? in Comanche County. She was married about 1928 to R. L. Riggs Houston. In 1980 she lived in Austin.

Children born to them include:

Betty Jo Houston born about 1933

Betty Jo Houston, daughter of R. L. Riggs Houston and Alene Feagans Houston, was born about 1933. She was married about 1953 to Slaton Monahue. In 1983 they lived in Spring, Texas.

Mary Ella Feagans, daughter of George Robert Feagans and Lydia Anne Blassingame Liles Feagans, was born November 16, 1874 at Whitewright, Texas. She was married December 25, 1893 in Comanche County to Charles Monte Edmondson, nephew of Samuel Houston Howell. She died at Comanche May 26, 1946, and he died there December 18, 1961.

Children born to Charles Monte Edmondson and Mary Ella Feagans Edmondson include:

Mirty Alma Edmondson born September 30, 1894
Josephine Beatrice Edmondson born June 2, 1896
Frederick Preston Edmondson born November 20, 1897
Ivah Gertrude Edmondson born June 21, 1899
Iris Malcolm Edmondson born about 1901
Lavenia Oree Edmondson born about 1903
Vera Mae Edmondson born about 1906
Charles Bartlett Edmondson born March 3, 1909
Alpha Odessa Edmondson born January 9, 1913

Frederick Preston Edmondson, son of Charles Monte Edmondson and Mary Ella Feagans Edmondson, was born November 20, 1897 in Comanche County. He was married March 20, 1927 to Bonnie Lenore Irwin who was born July 16, 1903. He, a mechanic, died in Comanche October 31, 1966.

Children born to them include:

George Robert Edmondson born in April 1928
Fredda Elaine Edmondson born October 30, 1933
Mary Margaret Edmondson born December 20, 1939

George Robert Edmondson, son of Frederick Preston Edmondson and Bonnie Lenore Irwin Edmondson, was born in April 1828 in Comanche. He re­ceived his BA and MA degrees from Howard Payne University. In 1983 he was a retired mathematics teacher.

Fredda Elaine Edmondson, daughter of Frederick Preston Edmondson and Bonnie Lenore Irwin Edmondson, was born October 30, 1933 in Comanche. Following graduation from Howard Payne University she was married in June 1952 to Felton N. Kerley. In 1983 they lived at Sweetwater where she was a teacher and organist for First Baptist Church.

Children born to them include:

[son] born about 1954
Kathie Adelle Kerley born about 1958

Mary Margaret Edmondson, daughter of Frederick Preston Edmondson and Bonnie Lenore Irwin Edmondson. was born December 20, 1939 in Comanche. Following graduation from Howard Payne University she was married about 1961 in Brownwood to Bobby G. Jones. In 1983 she was a special education diagnostician.

Children born to them include:

Robert Keith Jones born about 1964

Robert Keith Jones, son of Bobby G. Jones and Mary Margaret Ed­mondson Jones, was born about 1964. He was married December 18, 1982 at Brownwood to Paula Renia Madderra, daughter of Ray E. Madderra. In 1983 he was a student at Southwest Texas State University.

Iris Malcolm Edmondson, son of Charles Monte Edmondson and Mary Ella Feagans Edmondson, was born June 20, 1900 in Comanche. He was married about 1926 to Jewel Sneed. He, a mechanic, died at Comanche in June 1962.

Children born to them include:

Peggy Joyce Edmondson born December 16, 1928
Iris Malcolm Edmondsonborn born June 9, 1941

Peggy Joyce Edmondson, daughter of Iris Malcolm Edmondson and Jewel Sneed Edmondson, was born December 16, 1928 in Comanche. In 1944 she was elected Homecoming Queen of Comanche High School. She was killed in an automobile ac­cident December 10, 1944.

Iris Malcolm Edmondson, son of Iris Malcolm Edmondson and Jewel Sneed Edmondson, was born June 9, 1941 at Comanche. In 1983 he continued there as a mechanic.

Charles Bartlett “Choc” Edmondson, son of Charles Monte Edmondson and Mary Ella Feagans Edmondson, was born March 3, 1919 in Comanche County. He was married April 22, 1935 at Comanche to Tressie Denny who was born at Bibb, Texas March 29, 1913. She was the daughter of Charles Franklin Denny and Eva Butler Denny. Charles Franklin Denny was the seventh cousin once-removed of Lydia Anna Blassingame through the Earle line, according to Joel Chan Edmondsons. In 1983 Charles Bartlett Edmondson, a retired state employee, lived in Abilene. In 1995 he and his wife lived in Dallas. He died there August 24, 2000. Joel Chan Edmondson wrote his obituary:

“Charles Bartlett Edmondson

Bart Edmondson, CHS Class of ’28, was born on the present Humble Tank Farm at Comyn, Comanche Co., Texas, 3 March 1909. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1990 and died 24 Aug 2000, of congestive heart failure at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. He resided in the Turtle Creek area of Dallas for the past ten years. He was the last surviving child of the nine children of Charles Monte Edmondson and Mary Ella Feagans.

“Chocolate” or “Choc”, as he was called from an early age, worked for the Texas Highway Department in Comanche and for the Abilene State School as a health provider. He retired in 1979 with 29 years’ State service. His special interests were watching college and professional football, history and geography. His boyhood pet dog was named Grover Cleveland, and he never wavered in his loyalty to the Democratic Party. He’ll probably vote in November by absentee ballot.

Bart married Tressie Denny, daughter of Charley Denny and Eva Butler, in 1935, in Comanche. To them were born Anita Edmondson Herrera and Joel Chan Edmondson, whose partner is John V. Sobieski, all of whom reside in Dallas. Grandchildren are Edwin McGuire of Wautaga; Glen McGuire of Benbrook, Juliann M. Yoder of Mansfield, and Robin E. Weinrich, of Plano. Eight great grandchildren include Brandon McGuire, U.S. Army, of Comanche. His great niece is Kayla Dawn Hidrogo, of Comanche.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Addison LaQuinta Inn on Sunday, August 27. Bart’s cremated remains will be kept by Tressie at the family home on Buena Vista Street until they are scattered at the Denny family plot at a later date.

J. Chan Edmondson

Children born to Charles Bartlett Edmondson and Tressie Denny Edmondson include:

Joel Chan Edmondson born December 17, 1935
Anita Jean Edmondson born November 9, 1939

Joel Chan Edmondson, son of Charles Bartlett Edmondson and Tressie Denny Edmondson, was born December 17, 1935 at Bibb. He attended Tarleton State College and received his BS degree from Hardin-Simmons University. He received an MA degree from North Texas State University in education. He was commissioned a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.

He was married May 18, 1963 to Eleanor Rogers who was born November 10, 1940 to Henry Milton Rogers, Jr. and Eleanor Marzelle Wallace Rogers. In 1973 they lived in Odessa and were divorced in 1975. In 1989 Joel Chan Edmondson, a principal and teacher, lived in Dallas. He continued there in retirement in 1995 and 2000. He devoted 31 years to education.

He, an accomplished genealogist and vice-president of Gowen Research Foundation, held membership in Sons of the Ameri­can Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans and National Genealogical Society. He served as president of the Dallas Genealogical Society and on the board of Texas State Genealogical Society, Lancaster Genealogical Society and Permian Basin Genealogical Society. In 1995 he was employed by the Dallas Public Library in its Research Department and operated his own publishing business, producing “Revolutionary War. Bible, Family & Marriage Records Gleaned from Pension Applications.”

He began researching the history of his family in 1965, and it is through his courtesy that the material on the descendants of Lydia Anna Blassingame is included in this manuscript.

Children born to Joel Chan Edmondson and Eleanor Rogers Edmondson include:

Robin Edmondson born February 22, 1967

Robin Edmondson, daughter of Joel Chan Edmondson and Eleanor Rogers Edmondson, was born February 22, 1967 in Odessa. In 1983 she was a student at Permian High School there. In 1995 she lived in Dallas and in 2000 at Plano, Texas.

Anita Jean Edmondson, daughter of Charles Bartlett Edmondson and Tressie Denny Edmondson, was born November 9, 1939. She was married June 27, 1958 at Comanche to Carlos Dixon McGuire, son of Carlos Burton McGuire and Nona Treva “Jacque” Johnson McGuire. In 1983 she was a hair stylist in Dallas.

Children born to them include:

Edwin Ray McGuire born December 26, 1958
Victor Glenn McGuire born January 9, 1961
Julianne McGuire born September 23, 1965

Edwin Ray McGuire, son of Carlos Dixon McGuire and Anita Jean Edmondson, was born December 26, 1958 at Comanche. He was married July 22, 1977 in Missouri to Sheri Ann Hilpipre. In 1983 he was a student at Texas State Technical Institute, Waco, Texas.

Children born to them include:

Brandon Jay McGuire born November 28, 1979

Victor Glenn McGuire, son of Carlos Dixon McGuire and Anita Jean Edmondson McGuire, was born January 9, 1961 at DeLeon, Texas. In 1983 he lived in Abilene.

Julianne McGuire, daughter of Carlos Dixon McGuire and Anita Jean Edmondson, was born September 23, 1965 in Brownwood. In 1983 she was a senior at Hillcrest High School in Dallas.

Thomas B. Blassingame, son of William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame, was born about 1837 in Greenville District, South Carolina. He later lived at Sandy Plains, North Carolina in Polk County.

John Gowen Easley Blassingame, son of William Blassingame and Mary Berry Earle Prince Blassingame, was born about 1839 at the home of his grandmother Mary Gowen Blassingame in Greenville District. He later made his home in Atlanta, according to a letter written by his brother James W. Blassingame.

G. John G. Blassingame, son of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born about 1802 in Greenville County. It is believed that he was a namesake of his grandfather John “Buck” Gowen. If such was the case then it is speculated that his name was “G. John Gowen Blassingame.” Pursuing this reasoning, it might be assumed that the name of the grandfather might have been “G. John Gowen.”

It is apparent that G. John G. Blassingame was a favorite of his grandfather. He had received from him a “gift of a negro boy called Harold given him by his grandfather, John Gowen, when a child,” according to the will of James P. Blassingame. G. John G. Blassingame was mentioned in the will of his father as the recipient of one of four equal shares of land which he owned at the time of his death.

G. John G. Blassingame died in 1834 and was probably buried in Greenville County. It is unknown whether he was married or had children.

Winn Blassingame, son of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born February 18, 1808 in Greenville District. Under the terms of his father’s will dated in 1820 Winn Blassingame received an equal one-fourth of the testator’s land and one “negro boy.”

About 1830 he was married, wife’s name Edmonia. He and his wife removed to Perry County, Alabama along with other relatives before 1841. Winn Blassingame died November 16, 1852 at his home on Centerville road near Marion, Alabama. He died childless and was buried in Marion Cemetery adjoining the grave of his sister, Permelia Blassingame Miller.

William Hornbuckle, brother-in-law to Winn Blassingame, was appointed his administrator and was ordered by the court to sell the land of the deceased to pay all legacies and funeral expenses, according to Perry County Record Book F, page 238-245:

“William Hornbuckle appears and states that Winn Blassingame’s personal property is not sufficient to pay his debts. His heirs-at-law are his wife, Edmonia Blassingame; Emily McCrary, wife of Mr. McCrary; Mary and Martha, daughters of Mrs. Eliza Adams, formerly Eliza Blassingame, and sister of the deceased, residing in Georgia; also, three other heirs, to wit: Mrs. Missouri McCauley, wife of Johnson McCauley; Eliza Wyatt, wife of W. N. Wyatt, and Miss Caroline Miller, all of this county, and daughters of Mrs. Permilia Miller who was a sister of the deceased; Elizabeth Clayton of Atlanta, Georgia; Sarah Whitted, wife of Mr. Whitted of North Carolina; James Blassingame and William Blassingame, in the state of Georgia; Miss Lydia Ann Blassingame, and two other brothers, names not known, residing in Greenville District, South Carolina; children of William Blassingame, brother of deceased and Mary Hornbuckle.”

[From this record alone is deciphered many of the relationships of the Perry County Blassingames.]

Descendants declare that Lydia Ann Blassingame was ¼ Indian, stating that her grandfather was an Indian.

James Blassingame, son of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born January 25, 1810 in Greenville District. When he was 10 years old he was named in the will of his father dated February 3, 1820 as the recipient of a fourth of his father’s land. Apparently when his father died in the fol­lowing year James Blassingame received his inheritance in trust. He was also to receive “a negro boy” when he came of age in accordance with his father’s will.

Conflicting reports on James Blassingame have surfaced. One report states that James Blassingame died in 1836, probably as a single man in South Car­olina. Another report, the statement of William Hornbuckle, his brother-in-law, dated November 18, 1852, indicated that James Blassingame was living in Georgia at that time.

Mary Benson “Polly” Blassingame, daughter of James P. Blassingame and Mary Gowen Blassingame, was born in Greenville District January 25, 1812. About 1832 she was married to William Hornbuckle, son of John Hornbuckle and Lydia Gunn Hornbuckle, who was also born July 9, 1805 in Greenville District. Shortly after their marriage the couple migrated to Perry County, Alabama to join other relatives who had preceded them there.

William Hornbuckle was appointed as one of the appraisers of the estate of John William Blassingame in September 1836, according to Perry County Record Book B, pages 274-292.

The household of a William L. Hornbuckle was enumerated in the 1820 census of Dallas County, Alabama as:

Hornbuckle, William L. white male over 21
white female
white male under 21
white male under 21
white female
three slaves”

On February 27, 1839 William Hornbuckle witnessed a deed from John L. Chambers to William N. Wyatt, according to Perry County Deed Book D, page 558. William Hornbuckle was a member of the Board of Trustees at Judson College in 1845-1849.

William Hornbuckle was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1850 census of Perry, Marion Beat. He was a deacon in the Baptist Church at Marion, Alabama. He reappeared in the 1860 census of Perry County. He died there in April 14, 1864

Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle, a member of the Baptist Church, died in Marion, Alabama July 10, 1855. A monument in Marion Cemetery reads, “Mary Benson Hornbuckle, born in Greenville District, South Carolina, January 25, 1812, wife of William Hornbuckle, died in Marion, Alabama July 10, 1855.”

Children born to William Hornbuckle and Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle include:

Lydia Hornbuckle born about 1835
James W. Hornbuckle born about 1837
John Blassingame Hornbuckle born about 1839
Frank Benson Hornbuckle born about 1840
Elizabeth Wyatt Hornbuckle born Feb. 29, 1852
Mary Elizabeth Hornbuckle born about 1856

Lydia Hornbuckle, daughter of William Hornbuckle and Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle, was born about 1835. She died unmarried about 1909 at Marion, Alabama.

James W. Hornbuckle, son of William Hornbuckle and Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle, was born about 1837 at Marion. He was married about 1860 to Bessie Waugh at Union Springs, Alabama.

John Blassingame Hornbuckle, son of William Hornbuckle and Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle, was born about 1839 in Marion. He died unmarried.

Frank Benson Hornbuckle, son of William Hornbuckle and Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle, was born about 1840 at Marion. He died unmarried.

Elizabeth Wyatt Hornbuckle, daughter of William Hornbuckle and Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle, was born February 29, 1852 at Marion. She was married January 17, 1878 to Richard Gaines Roberts, Jr. of Oxford, Alabama.

Children born to them include:

Earle Blassingame Roberts born November 2, 1878
Stella Gaines Roberts born April 25, 1881
Richard Gowen Roberts born November 10, 1883
Lila Lane Roberts born November 20, 1887
Roberta Roberts born August 6, 1893

Earle Blassingame Roberts, son of Richard Gaines Roberts, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt Hornbuckle Roberts, was born November 2, 1878 probably at Oxford. He was married about 1900 to Margaret Gooden Richey. Two daughters were born to them:

Lydia Earle Roberts born in 1904
Mary Gowen Roberts born in 1907

Stella Gaines Roberts, daughter of Richard Gaines Roberts, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt Hornbuckle Roberts, was born April 25, 1881 probably at Ox­ford. She was married about 1905 to James Alfred Orr. No children were born to them.

Richard Gowen Roberts, son of Richard Gaines Roberts, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt Hornbuckle Roberts, was born November 10, 1883 probably at Oxford. He was married to Ruth Woodward, and was the father of a daughter:

Ruth Roberts born about 1915

Lila Lane Roberts, daughter of Richard Gaines Roberts, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt Hornbuckle Roberts, was born November 20, 1887 probably at Oxford. She was married about 1910 to William Foster Mellon. She was active in genealogical research and accumulated substantive data on the family history.

Children born to William Foster Mellon and Lila Lane Roberts Mellon include:

William Gaines Mellon born February 21, 1912
Sarah Wyatt Mellon born May 24, 1916
James Foster Mellon born July 25, 1919

William Gaines Mellon, son of William Foster Mellon and Lila Lane Roberts Mellon, was born February 21, 1912. He was married about 1923 to Margaret Edwards Lowry.

Sarah Wyatt Mellon, daughter of William Foster Mellon and Lila Lane Roberts Mellon, was born May 24, 1916. Of this individual nothing more is known.

James Foster Mellon, son of William Foster Mellon and Lila Lane Roberts Mellon, was born July 25, 1919. He was married in 1942 to Elizabeth Lane “Betty” Baugh, daughter of John Alexander Baugh and Carilu Leman Baugh.

James Foster Mellon had a military career and served over 33 years with the U.S. Army and South Carolina National Guard. In 1976 and in 1983 he lived in Sumter, South Carolina where he continued the efforts of his grandmother and mother in family research. In that year he wrote to Frank Maxwell Gowen the following letter:

“615 Wren Street
Sumter, SC, 29150
April 10, 1976
Mr. Frank M. Gowen
4237 West Wilshire Drive
Phoenix, Arizona, 85009

Dear Mr. Gowen,

While in Greenville, SC recently my wife and I had a very pleasant talk with Miss Mary Alice Seyle. Upon learning of our interest in obtaining information on the Gowen line, she provided us with your name and address.

My maternal grandmother, Eliza Hornbuckle Roberts, did some work in the genealogical field, and my mother, Lila Roberts Mellon, continued to work as long as she could along the same lines. My mother is now 88 years of age and is unable to do more because of glaucoma and cataracts. Both of these ladies lived in Oxford, Alabama so researching records in South Carolina and Virginia was difficult especially during those years they worked at it. My mother has given me some papers, records, correspondence, etc., pertaining to our lines which are: Gowen, Blassingame, Hornbuckle, Winn and Earle.

I retired in 1974 after 33 1/2 years service in the Army and SC National Guard. Since then I have visited several places in the state and talked with people attempting to get additional information on the lines mentioned. It would be interested to correspond with you and swap information.

Sincerely yours,
James F. Mellon
[SCARNG-Ret]”

Children born to James Foster Mellon and Elizabeth Lane “Betty” Baugh Mellon include:

Catherine Rembert Mellon born March 3, 1944
Elizabeth Lane Mellon born August 24, 1948
James Foster Mellon, Jr. born March 30, 1952

Catherine Rembert Mellon, daughter of James Foster Mellon and Elizabeth Lane “Betty” Baugh Mellon, was born March 3, 1944. She was married August 20, 1966 to Carl Marks Simpson III .

Elizabeth Lane Mellon, daughter of James Foster Mellon and Elizabeth Lane “Betty” Baugh Mellon, was born August 24, 1948. She was married July 1, 1972 to Capt. Stewart Herbert Bornhoft, U.S.A.

James Foster Mellon, Jr, son of James Foster Mellon and Elizabeth Lane “Betty” Baugh Mellon, was born March 30, 1952. He was married November 9, 1973 to Lisa Alberta Coker.

Roberta Roberts, daughter of Richard Gaines Roberts, Jr. and Elizabeth Wyatt Hornbuckle Roberts was born August 6, 1893 at Oxford, Alabama. She was married in 1919 to Sam Mellon brother of William Foster Mellon.

Children born to them include:

Sam Mellon, Jr. born in 1926

Mary Elizabeth Hornbuckle, daughter of William Hornbuckle and Mary Benson Blassingame Hornbuckle, was born about 1854. She was married about 1875 to Robert Durant England.

Children born to Robert Durant England and Mary Elizabeth Hornbuckle England include:

Frank Saenger England born about 1900

Frank Saenger England, son of Robert Durant England and Mary Elizabeth Hornbuckle England, was born about 1900. He was married about 1919 to Sarah Barbour.

Children born to them include:

Fred Gowan England born about 1921

Fred Gowan England, son of Frank Saenger England and Sarah Barbour England, was born about 1921. He was a cousin to Floraa Dainwood England, DAR member who was enrolled on the Revolutionary record of Maj. John “Buck” Gowen. Fred Gowan England was married about 1946 to Lenora Jane Dobynes.

Children born to them include:

Sanuel Donaldson England born about 1948

Samuel Donaldson England, son of Fred Gowan England and Lenora Jane Dobynes England, was born about 1948. He was married about 1971 to Elouise Mellown.

Children born to them include:

Julia Eloise “Judy” England born about 1973

Julia Eloise “Judy” England, daughter of Samuel Donaldson England and Elouise Mellown England, was born about 1973. She was married about 1993, husband’s name Massey. In 2002, she, a member of Gowen Research Foundation, was active in the research of her family history.

Gowen Research Foundation Phone:806/795-9694
5708 Gary Avenue E-mail: gowen@llano.net
Lubbock, Texas, 79413-4822 GOWENMS.010, 02/20/02
Internet: 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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