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BUTLER, Roderick Randum

BUTLER, Roderick Randum, (grandfather of Robert Reyburn Butler), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Wytheville, Va., April 9, 1827; bound as an apprentice and learned the tailor’s trade; moved to Taylorsville (now Mountain City), Tenn.; attended night school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and commenced practice in Taylorsville; lawyer, private practice; appointed postmaster of Taylorsville by President Fillmore; major of the First Battalion of Tennessee Militia; member of the Tennessee state senate, 1859-1863 and 1893-1901; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as lieutenant colonel of the Thirteenth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, November 5, 1863-April 25, 1864; delegate to the Republican National Conventions, 1864, 1872 and 1876; delegate to the Tennessee state constitutional convention, 1865; county judge and judge of the first judicial circuit of Tennessee, 1865; chairman of the first state Republican executive committee of Tennessee; delegate to the Baltimore Border State Convention; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on the Militia (Forty-third Congress); censured by the House of Representatives on March 17, 1870, for corruption in regard to an appointment to West Point; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1874; president of the Republican State conventions, 1869 and 1882; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1879-1885; elected to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed the practice of law; died in Mountain City, Johnson County, Tenn., August 18, 1902; interment in Mountain View Cemetery.

From: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress

Coffey Family

GENERAL JOHN COFFEE: born in Virginia, on June 2, 1772, and died on July 7, 1833

In April, 1798 he and his mother settled along the Cumberland River. He married Mary Donelson in 1809, who was a niece of Andrew Jackson’s wife. He and Andrew Jackson were in the mercantile business together for awhile but this was not financially successful and Coffee then withdrew and devoted himself to surveying.
John was with Natchez Expedition of General Jackson in 1812 where he commanded the cavalry of six hundred and seventy men.

Captain John Donelson had given Mary a farm on Stone’s River in Rutherford county where they lived . They went to Alabama, near Florence, in 1819.

Andrew Jackson wrote the epitaph for Coffee’s tombstone.

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

GENERAL JOHN COFFEE

Who departed this life

7th day of July, 1833,

Aged 61 years.

“As a husband, parent and friend, he was affectionate, tender, and sincere. He was a brave, prompt, and skillful general; a distinguished and sagacious patriot; an unpretending, just and honest man. To complete his character, religion mingled with these virtues her serene and gentle influence, and gave him that solid distinction among men which detraction cannot sully, nor the grave conceal. Death could not do more than to remove so excellent a being from the theater he so much adorned in this world, to the bosom of God who created him, and who alone has the power to reward the immortal spirit with exhaustless bliss.”

FROM REGIMENTAL HISTORIES OF TENNESSEE UNITS DURING THE WAR OF 1812

By the Tennessee State Library and Archives:

COLONEL JOHN ALCORN

DESIGNATION: 2nd Regiment of Volunteer Mounted Riflemen

DATES: September 1813 – December 1813

MEN MOSTLY FROM: Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Wilson Counties (Winston’s company from Madison

County, Alabama)

CAPTAINS: John Baskerville, Richard Boyd, Thomas Bradley, John Byrne, Robert Jetton, William Locke, Alexander

McKeen, Frederick Stump, Daniel Ross, John Winston

BRIEF HISTORY:

Colonel John Coffee commanded this regiment until the end of October 1813, when Coffee was promoted to Brigadier General. John Alcorn took over as colonel and the unit was incorporated with Colonel Newton Cannon’s Mounted Riflemen to form the Second Regiment of Volunteer Mounted Riflemen. The Second Regiment, along with Colonel Robert Dyer’s First Regiment of Volunteer Mounted Gunmen, formed the brigade under John Coffee. Muster rolls reveal that the regiment went by various designations besides volunteer mounted riflemen: volunteer cavalry; mounted militia; or mounted gunmen.

Many of the men from this unit were with Andrew Jackson on the expedition to Natchez (December 1812 – April 1813) and, consequently, felt their one-year’s enlistment expired in December 1813. Jackson insisted that the time not spent in the field did not apply to the terms of enlistment. Hence, a dispute broke out between the troops and Jackson late in 1813. Most of thetroops did leave by the end of that year, despite Jackson’s strenuous efforts to keep them.

The regiment participated in the battles at Tallushatchee and Talladega (3 November and 9 November 1813) and muster rolls show that practically all of the companies sustained casualties, the most being in Captain John Byrne’s company. The regiment’s line of march took them from Fayetteville (where the regiment was mustered in), through Huntsville, Fort Deposit, Fort Strother, to the battles, and back the reverse way.

Davis – Family of William Parker Davis

Contributed by Rowena King, relationship to me is Great Aunt maternal side


HUSBAND: William Park DAVIS
date and place of birth: 12 January 1896, Pandora, Johnson Co., Tennessee
date and place of death: 26 January 1967, Payette, Idaho , 543-32-2225 Oregon
burial: Canyon City, Grant, Oregon,
occupation:
education:
miltary service:
religion:
father: William Hamilton Davis b.10 June 1865, Pandora, Johnson Co.,Tennessee d.26 Feb.1943,Johnson Co.,Tennessee
mother: Winona Safronia Shoun b. 4 August 1868, Pandora, Johnson Co., Tennessee d.19 June 1940, Mountain City, Johnson, TN
other spouses: Faye Hinton b.1900 m.11 Aug.1949
date and place of marriage: 04 Jun 1917, Grant County, Oregon
ssn: 543-32-2225 Oregon
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WIFE: Elizabeth Emma MCCAFFRY
date and place of birth: 27 March 1898,Queen Bee Precinct, Red Fern, Pennington, SD
date and place of death: 28 May 1933 John Day, Grant, Oregon
burial: John Day Cemetery, John Day, Grant, Oregon
occupation:
education:
religion:
father: Frank MCCAFFREY
mother: Elizabeth Sarah JAY
other spouses:
date and place of marriage: 04 Jun 1917, Grant County, Oregon
divorce:

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CHILD 1: Carl E. DAVIS
date and place of birth: 21 February 1918, John Day, Grant, Oregon
married: Peggy BELL
date and place of marriage:
other marriages:
date and place of death: 17 December 1982, Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, SSN 231-22-3592 Virginia
burial:
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SOURCES: 1870 Card Dist. No. 6, Johnson, Tennessee, Pandora P.O. Pg5 shows Dwell #31, Fam.#31, Davis Hannah M, 2, F, W, Keeping House, born in Tennessee, Samuel B. 8, M, W, born in Tennessee, William H.,5, M, W, born in Tennessee. Census taken 28 July 1870 by H. C. Northington. 1880 Card Dist. No. 6, 7 givie, Johnson, Tennessee, pg 18, shows Dwell #148, Fam.#157, Wright Robert E., M, W, 29, Farmer, born in VA, father born in VA, mother born in VA, Matilda, W, F, 36, Wife, Keeping house, born in Tennessee, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Tennessee, Davis William H., W, M, 14, Step-Son, born in Tennessee, father born in VA, mother born in Tennessee, Samuel B.,M, W, 18, Step-son, born in Tennessee, father born in VA, mother born in Tennessee, Census taken 15+16 June 1880.
1870 Card Dist. No. 6, Johnson, Tennessee, Pandora P.O. Pg6 shows Dwell #40, Fam.#40, Shoun, Peter P., 36, M, W, Farmer, 4000, 1800, born Tennessee, Louisa, 30, F, W, Keeping House, born in N.Carolina, George J., 7, M, W, born in Tennessee, John J., 6, M, W,born in Tennessee, Winnie S., 1, F, W, born in Tennessee, census taken 1 July 1870. 1920 Census Rosebud, Grant, Oregon Dist. 60, Pg1, shows Dwell #18, Fam. #18, Davis, William P, Head, M, W, 23, M, born in Tennessee, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Tennessee, Elizabeth E., Wife, F, W, 21, M, born in So.Dak, father born in Canada, mother born in Iowa, Carl E., Son, M, W, 1-10/12, S, born in Oregon, father born in Tennessee, mother born in So. Dak, Census taken 6 February 1920 by BB Harburger. 1930 Census Middle Precinct 15, Grant, Oregon, Pg10, Dist. 21, shows Dwell #121, Fam.#121, Davis William P, Head, R, M, W, 33, M, married at age 20, born in Tennessee, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Tennessee, Elizabeth M, Wife, F, W, 32, M, married at age 19, born in So.Dak, father born in Canada, mother born in Iowa, Carl E., Son, M, W, 12, S, born in Oregon, father born in Tennessee, mother born in So. Dak, Census taken 23 April 1930 by John E. Chamberlain.
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NOTES: Lds familysearch.org.

Waggoner — Descendants of John Waggoner /Wagner

Contributed by Don Owens

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER was born 1691 in Rhineland, Prussia, and died May 02, 1775 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He married MARY Abt. 1716 in Rheinland, Prussia. She was born Bef. 1700 in Rhineland, Prussia.

Children of JOHN WAGNER and MARY are:

2. i. JACOB2 WAGGONER, b. August 24, 1717, Rheinland, Prussia; d. November 01, 1799, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

ii. HANS WAGNER, b. 1720.

iii. JOHN WAGNER, b. Abt. 1722.

Generation No. 2

2. JACOB2 WAGGONER (JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born August 24, 1717 in Rheinland, Prussia, and died November 01, 1799 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina. He married MRS JACOB WAGGONER 1744 in Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. She was born 1719 in Pennsylvania, and died in Pennsylvania.

Children of JACOB WAGGONER and MRS. WAGGONER are:

i. JOSEPH3 WAGGONER, b. 1724.

3. ii. DANIEL WAGGONER, b. October 13, 1746, North Annville TWP., Lancaster, Pennsylvania; d. October 12, 1827, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

iii. JOHN WAGGONER, b. 1748.

iv. JACOB WAGGONER, b. August 04, 1751.

v. MARY MAGDALENA WAGGONER, b. March 09, 1753.

vi. ELIZABETH WAGGONER, b. September 14, 1753, North Annville TWP., Lancaster, Pennsylvania; d. October 09, 1820, Johnson, TN.

vii. JOSEPH WAGGONER, b. 1755.

viii. JOSEPH E WAGGONER, b. 1756, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina; d. November 27, 1790, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

ix. DAVID WAGGONER, b. 1759, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina; d. September 01, 1858, Johnson, TN.

4. x. DAVID WAGNER, b. April 10, 1759, North Annville TWP., Lancaster, Pennsylvania; d. March 29, 1845, Shoun, Johnson, Tennessee.

Generation No. 3

3. DANIEL3 WAGGONER (JACOB2, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born October 13, 1746 in North Annville TWP., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and died October 12, 1827 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina. He married ELIZABETH HARMON March 28, 1767 in Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of GEORGE HARMON and MARY WILEY. She was born September 14, 1753 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina, and died October 09, 1820 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

Child of DANIEL WAGGONER and ELIZABETH HARMON is:

5. i. MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW4 WAGGONER, b. February 10, 1765, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina; d. August 19, 1836, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

4. DAVID3 WAGNER (JACOB2 WAGGONER, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born April 10, 1759 in North Annville TWP., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and died March 29, 1845 in Shoun, Johnson, Tennessee. He married (1) MARGARET WEITZEL in Rowan, North Carolina. She was born May 02, 1790 in Rockbridge, Virginia, and died September 13, 1883 in Johnson, TN. He married (2) MARY CATHERINE HAGEY. She was born Abt. 1762 in North Annville TWP., Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Children of DAVID WAGNER and MARGARET WEITZEL are:

6. i. NANCY4 WAGNER, b. September 17, 1810, Shoun, Carter, Tennessee; d. June 14, 1887, Johnson, Tennessee.

ii. NATHANIEL TAYLOR WAGNER, b. February 22, 1822, Shoun, Carter, Tennessee; d. March 18, 1900, Shoun, Johnson, Tennessee.

iii. ELIZABETH WAGNER, b. 1813.

iv. ADAM WAGNER, b. 1827.

v. LORINDA WAGNER, b. July 14, 1815.

vi. ANDREW W. WAGNER, b. May 25, 1819.

vii. RACHEL WAGNER, b. 1826.

7. viii. DANIEL WAGNER, b. 1831, Shoun, Carter, Tennessee.

Child of DAVID WAGNER and MARY HAGEY is:

8. ix. JACOB JAKE4 WAGNER, b. 1790, Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

Generation No. 4

5. MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW4 WAGGONER (DANIEL3, JACOB2, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born February 10, 1765 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina, and died August 19, 1836 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina. He married SUSANNAH MILLER March 02, 1795 in Lexington, Old Rowan, NC. She was born July 16, 1773 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina, and died January 11, 1850 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

Children of MATTHIAS WAGGONER and SUSANNAH MILLER are:

9. i. MATTHIAS MILLER5 WAGGONER, b. June 30, 1801, Carter Co., Tennessee; d. June 30, 1867, Carter Co., Tennessee.

10. ii. FREDERICK WAGNER, b. May 12, 1795, Carter Co., Tennessee; d. August 23, 1866, Lincoln Co., Tennessee.

11. iii. JOSEPH WAGNER, b. December 05, 1799, Carter Co., Tennessee; d. December 05, 1889, Johnson, Tennessee.

6. NANCY4 WAGNER (DAVID3, JACOB2 WAGGONER, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born September 17, 1810 in Shoun, Carter, Tennessee, and died June 14, 1887 in Johnson, Tennessee. She married JOSEPH WAGNER, son of MATTHIAS WAGGONER and SUSANNAH MILLER. He was born December 05, 1799 in Carter Co., Tennessee, and died December 05, 1889 in Johnson, Tennessee.

Children of NANCY WAGNER and JOSEPH WAGNER are:

12. i. ANDREW C.5 WAGNER, b. March 11, 1828, Johnson, Tennessee; d. 1885, Johnson, Tennessee.

13. ii. ALEXANDER B. WAGNER, b. 1831, Carter Co., Tennessee; d. 1863, Carter Co., Tennessee.

14. iii. JACOB S. WAGNER, b. 1847, Johnson, Tennessee.

7. DANIEL4 WAGNER (DAVID3, JACOB2 WAGGONER, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born 1831 in Shoun, Carter, Tennessee. He married (1) MARY SNYDER. He married (2) MARY NANCY HARDIN December 12, 1852 in Johnson, Tennessee.

Child of DANIEL WAGNER and MARY HARDIN is:

15. i. DAVID MCCELLAN5 WAGNER, b. March 09, 1854, Johnson, Tennessee; d. March 24, 1911, Johnson, Tennessee.

8. JACOB JAKE4 WAGNER (DAVID3, JACOB2 WAGGONER, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born 1790 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina.

Child of JACOB JAKE WAGNER is:

i. ANNIE5 WAGNER, b. 1830, Carter Co., Tennessee.

Generation No. 5

9. MATTHIAS MILLER5 WAGGONER (MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW4, DANIEL3, JACOB2, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born June 30, 1801 in Carter Co., Tennessee, and died June 30, 1867 in Carter Co., Tennessee. He married MARY S. TYFFE 1829 in Carter County, Tennessee. She was born February 16, 1804 in Lexington, Old Rowan Co., North Carolina, and died January 11, 1850 in Carter Co., Tennessee.

Child of MATTHIAS WAGGONER and MARY TYFFE is:

16. i. JOSEPH H6 WAGGONER, b. January 14, 1841, Johnson, TN; d. June 11, 1910, Johnson, TN.

10. FREDERICK5 WAGNER (MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW4 WAGGONER, DANIEL3, JACOB2, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born May 12, 1795 in Carter Co., Tennessee, and died August 23, 1866 in Lincoln Co., Tennessee. He married MARY WAGGONER June 02, 1817 in Carter County, Tennessee. She was born June 20, 1797 in Carter Co., Tennessee, and died July 07, 1863 in Lincoln Co., Tennessee.

More About MARY WAGGONER:

Burial: July 1863, Lynchburg, Tennessee

Children of FREDERICK WAGNER and MARY WAGGONER are:

i. WAGNER6, b. 1818.

ii. WAGNER, b. 1821.

iii. MARGARET ANN WAGGONER, b. 1822, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1858, Lincoln Co., Tennessee.

More About MARGARET ANN WAGGONER:

Burial: Abt. 1858, Lincoln Co., Tennessee

iv. ANDREW WAGNER, b. 1827, Lincoln Co., Tennessee; d. 1863, Tennessee; m. EMELY; b. 1842, TN; d. Abt. 1863, TN.

v. JACOB WAGNER, b. 1828.

vi. SARAH WAGNER, b. 1831.

vii. ELIZABETH WAGNER, b. 1833.

viii. CATHERINE WAGNER, b. 1835.

ix. GEORGE WAGNER, b. 1837.

x. MARY WAGNER, b. 1838.

xi. MALINDA WAGNER, b. 1840.

xii. WILSON WAGNER, b. 1842.

xiii. JAMES A WAGNER, b. 1846.

11. JOSEPH5 WAGNER (MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW4 WAGGONER, DANIEL3, JACOB2, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born December 05, 1799 in Carter Co., Tennessee, and died December 05, 1889 in Johnson, Tennessee. He married NANCY WAGNER, daughter of DAVID WAGNER and MARGARET WEITZEL. She was born September 17, 1810 in Shoun, Carter, Tennessee, and died June 14, 1887 in Johnson, Tennessee.

Children are listed above under (6) Nancy Wagner.

12. ANDREW C.5 WAGNER (JOSEPH4, MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW3 WAGGONER, DANIEL2, JACOB1) was born March 11, 1828 in Johnson, Tennessee, and died 1885 in Johnson, Tennessee. He married HILEY BAKER November 27, 1851 in Johnson, Tennessee. She was born 1824 in Tennessee.

Children of ANDREW WAGNER and HILEY BAKER are:

i. ANDREW C. STACY6 WAGNER, b. 1865, Johnson, Tennessee; d. 1925; m. WAGNER, February 10, 1901.

ii. WILLIAM EKANEH WAGNER, b. 1855, Johnson, Tennessee.

iii. EMMA H. WAGNER, b. 1859, Johnson, Tennessee.

iv NANCY J. A. WAGNER, b. 1864, Johnson, Tennessee.

13. ALEXANDER B.5 WAGNER (JOSEPH4, MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW3 WAGGONER, DANIEL2, JACOB1) was born 1831 in Carter Co., Tennessee, and died 1863 in Carter Co., Tennessee. He married NANCY CATHERINE BAKER November 29, 1849 in Johnson, Tennessee. She was born September 29, 1834 in Johnson, Tennessee, and died September 16, 1912 in Johnson, Tennessee.

Child of ALEXANDER WAGNER and NANCY BAKER is:

i. ANDREW J.6 WAGNER, b. 1851, Carter Co., Tennessee.

14. JACOB S.5 WAGNER (JOSEPH4, MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW3 WAGGONER, DANIEL2, JACOB1) was born 1847 in Johnson, Tennessee. He married MARY REECE October 27, 1870 in Johnson, Tennessee. She was born 1846 in North Carolina.

Children of JACOB WAGNER and MARY REECE are:

i. NANCY E. (BETTY)6 WAGNER, b. 1872.

ii. SUSAN E. WAGNER, b. 1874.

iii. ISAAC VALENTINE WAGNER, b. 1875.

iv. HUGH WAGNER, b. Abt. 1877.

v. HARRY WAGNER, b. Abt. 1879.

15. DAVID MCCELLAN5 WAGNER (DANIEL4, DAVID3, JACOB2 WAGGONER, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born March 09, 1854 in Johnson, Tennessee, and died March 24, 1911 in Johnson, Tennessee. He married ELIZABETH VICTORY JOHNSON October 17, 1878 in Johnson, Tennessee. She was born June 06, 1861 in Johnson, Tennessee, and died July 26, 1921 in Johnson, Tennessee.

Children of DAVID WAGNER and ELIZABETH JOHNSON are:

i. ETHEL ANNE6 WAGNER, b. July 25, 1879.

ii. DANIEL EUGENE WAGNER, b. November 27, 1881.

iii. BESSIE B. WAGNER, b. February 19, 1882.

iv. NORA WAGNER, b. 1884.

v. MAUDE WAGNER, b. 1885.

vi. ROY MILIGAN WAGNER, b. March 13, 1887.

vii. NELLIE MAY WAGNER, b. 1889.

viii. VENIA WAGNER, b. 1891.

17. ix. MARTIN ROSS WAGNER, b. February 08, 1893, Mountain City, Johnson, Tennessee; d. July 14, 1968, Blowing Rock, Watauga, North Carolina.

x. ELSIE WAGNER, b. February 03, 1895.

xi. VIRGINIA WAGNER, b. February 12, 1899.

Generation No. 6

16. JOSEPH H6 WAGGONER (MATTHIAS MILLER5, MATTHIAS OR MATTHEW4, DANIEL3, JACOB2, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born January 14, 1841 in Johnson, TN, and died June 11, 1910 in Johnson, TN. He married SARAH K. WHITE June 18, 1874. She was born 1852 in TN, and died in TN.

Child of JOSEPH WAGGONER and SARAH WHITE is:

i. MATTHIAS M7 WAGGONER, b. 1878, Johnson, TN.

17. MARTIN ROSS6 WAGNER (DAVID MCCELLAN5, DANIEL4, DAVID3, JACOB2 WAGGONER, JOHN WAGGONER1 WAGNER) was born February 08, 1893 in Mountain City, Johnson, Tennessee, and died July 14, 1968 in Blowing Rock, Watauga, North Carolina. He married MERLE GUSTA BROWNE January 04, 1917 in Bristol, Washington, Virginia. She was born November 14, 1899 in Newport, Cocke Co., Tennessee.

Will Index 1837-1884

Contributed by M.W. Hougland Sep 1999

Will Bk. Index Pg.Testator or IntestateAdministrator or ExecutorDatePage
265Allison, SamuelAllison, Mary 184847
265Allspaugh, HenrySmith, A.D. 185272
265Asher, JohnAsher, Louisa 185598
265Arrendall,RichardArrendall, Melvin 1857117
265Adams, JohnWidby, Alfred 1862158
265Arnold, William - Will  1856165
265Arnold, WilliamMcEwen, Alex 1863167
265Arnold, John D. - Will  1862242
266Bunton, William - Will  18397
266Blevins, LeanderBlevins, John L. 185061
266Brown, M.S.Johnson, H.L. 185270
266Brown, HenryJohnson, Harvey L. 185377
266Blevins, Wm. R.Butler, R.R. 1855100
266Blevins, Wm. R. - Will  1854103
266Brown, JamesBradley, James 1859128
266Bradley, JamesBrown, James 1859129
266Bradley, James - Will  1859130
266Baker, Daniel - Will  1851143
266Baker, Daniel Baker, K.P. 1860145
266Barry, CharlesShoun, G.H. 1864181
266Barry, David S.Donnelly, R.A. 1865190
266Bradfute, A.Bradfute, Louisa 1865215
266Baker, DanielWagner, A.C. 1866220
266Bradley, JesseSlimp, Fredrick 186622
267Coffy, SolomanGrigston, Abraham 184738
267Crosswhite, William - Will  184741
267Crosswhite, William Crosswhite, Nancy 184742
267Crosswhite, John - Will  184744
267Crosswhite, John Crosswhite, Jessie 184745
267Crosswhite, JessieCrosswhite, Thomas J. 184846
267Cable, BenjaminDugger, Wm. H. 185165
267Cable, CoonrodCable, Andrew 1858119
267Cole, Jessie, Jr. - Will  1863176
267Cole, Jessie, Jr. Cole, Washington 1863177
267Cress, James A.Cress, Rachael 1865212
267Carty, John D.Wagner, Noah J. 1866 
225
268Dickson, Monford S.Moore, Greene 1853 
78
268Duff, George W.Johnson, H.L. 1858 
118
268Dunn, GodfreyDunn, M.B. 1860 
146
268Dugger, Jos. B.Dugger, Rebecca 1862 
155
268Dugger, AlexanderDugger, Samuel 1865 
196
268Dyson, Benjamin - Will  1864 
201
268Dyson, BenjaminDonnelly, R.A. 1865 
204
268Dugger, B.S.Dugger, Charlotte 1865 
214
268Dugger, JaneDugger, S.Q. 1867 
238
268Dugger, John, Sen. - Will  1869 
243
268Dugger, William - Will  1872 
252
268Dyson, Benjamin - Will  1882 
258
269Emmert, WilliamEmmert, Julia 1856 
105
269Elrod, CallawayLuttrell, R.H. 1861 
152
270Forrester, John - Will  1840 
9
270Ford, Mary - Will  1859 
135
270Ford, MaryDougherty, A.C. 1860 
137
270Farris, LeviWard, Alex 1863 
168
270Farris, Levi - Will  1863 
169
271Gibson, AmosSouth, Samuel C. 1847 
39
271Gibson, StephenSouth, Samuel C. 1848 
48
271Grindstaff, NicholasMcQueen, Samuel 1853 
74
271Gilleland, JamesGilleland, H.H. 1853 
82
271Grindstaff, IsaacMurphey, H.P. 1854 
87
271Greaver, V.Venable, Lewis 1862 
154
271Grindstaff, Nicholas - Will  1863 
171
271Grindstaff, NicholasGrindstaff, J. F. 1863 
175
271Gentry, G.W.Rambo, Isaac 1865 
186
271Gentry, JohnKeys, R.W. 1865 
195
271Gragg, G.W.Dugger, S.Q. 1865 
199
271Grindstaff, Wm.N.Loyd, H.T. 1868 
241
272Hayse, Wm. H.Hayse, William 1854 
91
272Hynes, John B.Wagner, N.T. 1860 
142
272Hodges, JohnGraybeal, David 1861 
153
272Hodges, Thos.Hodges,Jesse 1862 
157
272Howard, DavidShoun, G.H. 1865 
192
272Hodge, JesseeGreaver, C.T. 1865 
207
272Hynes, John B.Wagner, N.T. 1860 
142
274Johnson, Thomas - Will  1827 
2
274Jenkins, Hugh - Will  1836 
5
274Jenkins, GraceJohnson, Harvey L. 1849 
49
274James, Hester M.N.James, Thomas 1855 
101
274Jenkins, SusannahJenkins, Hugh 1856 
115
274Johnson, H.T.Johnson, Harvey L. 1858 
121
274Johnson, R.M.Johnson, H.L. 1860 
138
274Johnson, AbramJohnson, William E. 1861 
151
274Johnson, JosephJohnson H.L. 1862 
159
274Jordan, Thomas J.Shoun, G.H.  1865 
191
274Jenkins, N.B.Jenkins, Hugh A. 1867 
232
274Johnson, A.W.Wills, R.B. 1867 
236
274Johnson, Harvey L. - Will  1867 
259
275Kiser, LewisKiser, Phillip M. 1851 
66
275Keys, James - Will  1854 
92
275Keyse, JamesKeyse, David L. 1855 
94
276Lefler, JacobLefler, John 1854 
88
276Luttrell, R.H.Wilson, John A. 1865 
198
276Luttrell, R.H.Crosswhite, Thomas J. 1866 
227
277Musgrave, John - Will  1839 
8
277Musgraves, AaronMoore, Green 1847 
40
277McQueen, ThomasMcQueen, Samuel 1850 
60
277May, ElizabethVaught, John H. 1850 
64
277Moreland, NicholasMoreland, Emeline 1851 
67
277McGuown, James W.Wills, Peter D. 1853 
80
277McQueen, Barbary - Will  1851 
86
277McQueen, William - Will  1860 
132
277McQueen, William (Settlement of the estate with the clerk)McQueen, I.W.  
133
277McQueen, WilliamMcQueen, I.W. 1860 
134
277Moreland, JohnMurphey, H.P. 1862 
162
277McGuown, I.N. - Will  1863 
179
277McGuown, I.N. McGuown, John 1863 
182
277McQueen, S.E.Wagner, N.T. 1865 
189
277McEwen, R.H.McEwen,Matilda 1865 
194
277Miller, JohnCole, Sampson 1865 
197
277McQueen, S.E.Donnelly, W.P. 1865 
200
277Moreland, JohnHoward, Samuel 1865 
213
277Marley, William H.Jordan, John 1867 
235
277McEwen, Alexander - Will  1868 
248
278Nave, AbramNave, Wm. G. 1866 
221
278Nelson, Wm.Wilson, R.L. 1866 
224
279Osborne, IsaacWilson, R.L. 1863 
162
280Powell, GarstonDugger, Emanuel L. 1847 
37
280Potter, ReubenMcQueen, Samuel E. 1850 
59
280Perkins, R.G.Perkins, Joshua 1860 
147
280Potter, JamesWilson, R.L. 1862 
160
280Perkins, Wm. A.Perkins, Joshia 1863 
178
280Potter, James B.Potter, Sarah A. 1867 
230
280Potter, ReubenMcQueen, Samuel E. 1850 
59
281Reece, Daniel - Will  1849 
51
281Reece, Daniel Reece, James F. 1850 
53
281Robinson, Joseph - Will  1853 
83
281Robinson, Joseph Murphey, H.P. 1854 
89
281Reece, Causel T. Reece, John 1856 
104
281Rob, ReubenLuttrell, R.H. 1861 
149
281Reece, IsaacKitsmiller, E.C. 1864 
183
281Reece, Isaac - Will  1856 
184
281Reece, John - Will  1865 
202
281Reece, John Reece, Lucinda 1865 
205
281Robinson, MooreRobinson, James 1865 
209
281Roark, TimothyGreaver, C.T. 1865 
211
281Rainbolt, Elisha - Will  1867 
233
281Reece, Daniel Reece, James F. 1850 
53
282Shoun, Leonard - Will  1841 
15
282Shoun, Leonard Shoun, Andrew 1845 
19
282Shoun, IsaacShoun, Andrew 1845 
21
282Stout, Godfrey Daniel - Will  1843 
27
282Stout, Godfrey Daniel Stout, John 1846 
28
282Slimp, Michael - Will  1846 
29
282Slimp, Michael Slimp, David 1846 
31
282Sutherland, JohnWills, Peter D. 1846 
33
282Snyder, AlexanderSnyder, Margaret 1847 
43
282Sharp, PattersonKeys, James 1849 
50
282Shull, JohnShull, Wm. 1850 
62
282Shoun, David H.McQueen, Isaac W.  1850 
63
282Shoun, E.A.Hardin, James W. 1852 
68
282Smithpeter, ChristinaMcEwen, Alexander 1855 
96
282Smithpeter, Christina - Will  1855 
97
282Smithpeter, Michael - Will  1855 
109
282Smithpeter, Michael Smithpeter, David 1856 
114
282Slimp, JohnButler, R.R. 1858 
120
282Snyder, Adam - Will  1859 
122
282Sutherland, JosephMcQueen, S.E. 1859 
126
282Slimp, SimonMcQueen, I.W. 1859 
127
282Snyder, PeterWilson, R.L. 1860 
148
282Slimp, A.B.Slimp, Fred 1861 
150
282Smithpeter, H.Smith, E.J. 1862 
156
282Stout, John P.Shoun, G.H. 1865 
193
282Smith, Alex D.Johnson, H.L. 1865 
210
282Shoun, Peter L.Shoun, Jacob L.  1866 
223
282Slimp, A.B.Jones, Layfatte 1867 
229
282Sutherland, JosephSutherland, Joseph A. 1867 
231
282Smith, Alexander D.Smith, Joseph H. 1868 
240
283Trimble, WilliamSlimp, Fredrick 1853 
81
285Vaught, NancyWright, James W. 1853 
79
285Vanhuss, ChristopherVanhuss, Daniel H. 1863 
164
285Vaught, George W.Wagner, N.T. 1865 
187
285Vaught, John H.Wagner, N.T. 1865 
188
285Vanhus, Valentine (Contested Will in S. Court)McEwen, R.H. 1856 
216
285Vanhuss, MatildaVenable, Lewis 1866 
222
285Vines, LawsonVines, Ellen 1869 
237
285Vines, WilburnVines, Melvina 1867 
239
285Vanhuss, ChristopherVanhuss, Daniel H. 1863 
164
286Wagner, David, Sr. - Will  1845 
11
286Wagner, David, Sr. Wagmer, M.M. etal 1845 
14
286Wilson, Tapley - Will  1838 
22
286Wilson, Tapley Wilson, Elizabeth 1845 
25
286Widby, William - Will  1845 
34
286Widby, WilliamWidby, Alfred 1847 
36
286Wagner, Susannah - Will  1849 
55
286Wagner, Susannah Wagner, MM 1850 
58
286Wilcox, MilesButtler, R.R. 1852 
69
286Whaley, Rachael - Will  1850 
71
286Wilson, WilliamWilson, A.M. 1852 
73
286Waugh, WilliamSmith, H.C. 1853 
75
286Wilson, RachaelWilson, A.M. 1853 
76
286Waugh, WilliamWaugh, John 1854 
90
286Wilson, JohnDugger, E.L. 1855 
95
286Wills, LewisWills, Peter D. 1855 
99
286Wills, Lewis - Wills  1852 
102
286Wilson, JohnWard, Thomas 1856 
106
286Widby, L.Donnelly, R.H. 1856 
107
286Wagner, Joseph G.McQueen, S.E. 1856 
108
286Wagner, McClellandReece, Asa 1857 
116
286Wright, James W.Wright, Robert 1859 
125
286Wilson, Benjamin - Will  1860 
139
286Wilson, BenjaminWilson, R.L. 1860 
141
286Wills, Peter W.Wills, Caleb 1863 
163
286Widby, James F.Wilson, John A. 1865 
206
286Waugh, Wm. P.Smythe, Thomas S. 1865 
208
286Warden, Huse, Sr.Allen, W.L. 1866 
226
286Wilson, Jane - Will  1869 
256

 

CARRIGER, Jackson D.

Jackson D. Carriger, son of Godfrey Carriger, Jr., was born March 8, 1821, and at the age of five years was left an orphan. He supplemented his public school education by study in the Duffield Academy and at the age of seventeen years took charge of the property which he inherited and afterward managed his own affairs in a very successful manner. He was sworn into a company in the secret service of the United States known as the East Tennessee Bridge Burners during the Civil war, under the order of Colonel Dan Stover, and assisted in burning the bridge at Bluff City, Tennessee, November 8, 1861. He was suspicioned as a bridge burner and had to seek refuge in the mountains, there suffering many hardships and exposure, from which he never fully recovered. He was finally captured and taken to Taylorsville, now Mountain City, Tennessee, for trial and would have been hanged but for the fact that one of the men before whom he was tried was a brother Mason [p.422] who interceded and saved his life. He was a trustee of the county, was gauger under federal appointment, justice of the peace for ten years and a member of the school board for many years. He took an active interest in public affairs, especially everything relating to the advancement of education and Christianity. He married Edna G. Dugger, who was born in Carter county, near the present site of Butler, April 8, 1838. She was a member of the Baptist church and her Christian spirit found frequent expression in her aid of those in distress. Her favorite passage of scripture was: “Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” Edna G. Dugger was a daughter of Samuel Dugger, who was born January 16, 1806, and died June 12, 1890. He married Hannah Potter, a descendant of John Potter, who was born and reared on the Catawba river in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, and by grant received hundreds of acres of land in both Tennessee and North Carolina. He was a soldier of the Revolutionary war and according to the records the land came to him in recognition of his services. The ancestry in the Dugger line can be traced back to Julius Dugger, who was of Scotch-Irish descent, and there is a strongly supported tradition that the first American ancestor of the family was Hackney McDuggen. The prefix “Mc” was dropped and the final “n” was changed to “r.” Julius Dugger had a brother Ben and one of his descendants, William Dugger, had in his possession a book printed in the Scottish dialect, upon the fly leaf of which appeared the name of the owner, Hackney McDuggen. The Dugger family was established near Petersburg, Virginia, and Julius Dugger emigrated to Tennessee with four brothers, and possibly others, and one sister who became Mrs. Mary Smith. Julius Dugger settled near what was later known as Dugger’s Bridge and afterward removed to Wilkes county, North Carolina, but later returned to Tennessee. His brother Ben settled in western North Carolina, while Daniel went on to Kentucky and William took up his abode below Dugger’s Bridge. Julius Dugger arrived about 1766 in company with Andrew Greer and they are believed to be the first white men who settled south of what was afterward the Virginia line. Family tradition has it that he served in the Revolutionary war and he was also in the War of 1812, serving two different times. He married Mary Hall of Rockbridge county, Virginia, believed to be an only daughter, but she had a brother Sam who left descendants (the Daugherty family) and a brother George, who was killed by the Indians. Julius Dugger owned slaves and land at the foot of Dugger’s mountain, in Caldwell county, North Carolina, the mountain and creek there being named for him and his kindred because they hunted in that locality. He seems to have been alone loyal to the country in the midst of a Tory neighborhood and to avoid trouble he returned with his family to Tennessee and helped to clear the land where Elizabethton now stands. He and his descendants are spoken of as men of intelligence and of notable foresight.

Transcribed from: Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1796-1923 by John Trotwood Moore and Austin P. Foster published by S.J Clarke Publishing Co., 1923.

CARRIGER Jr., Godfrey

Godfrey Carriger, Jr., a son of Gotfried Kercher, was born May 13, 1767 or 1769. (The old German record is very dim and it is difficult to tell whether it is 67 or 69.) He was about thirteen years of age when the family home was established in Carter county, Tennessee. A soldier of the Revolution, he received a grant of land issued on a military warrant. He held the rank of major and was always known as Major Carriger. He acted as register of his county from July 4, 1796, to May 6, 1827, the date of his death, a period of thirty-one years, having the distinction of serving his county in this capacity longer than any other man. He was justice of the peace and member of the school board and took great interest in educational affairs. He and his brother Christian built the first schoolhouse east of Elizabethton in the territory including Johnson county and extending to the Virginia and North Carolina lines. This was built for school purposes and as a meeting house, according to the deed conveying the land which was donated by Godfrey Carriger, Jr. Five generations of his descendants have attended school here. The original building of brick was torn down in the year 1912 to give place to a new and larger building, but some of the material of the first building was used in the foundation of the new. Godfrey Carriger, Jr., married Mrs. Elizabeth Lovelace Crawley on the 27th of October, 1803, and they had seven sons and three daughters, all reaching adult age and marrying, save one daughter who died when young. The two-story log house which Godfrey Carriger, Jr., built in 1796 and in which he reared his family is still in good state of preservation. It was considered a mansion in that day, being the best residence in the Watauga settlement. His wife departed this life February 27, 1826.

Transcribed from: Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1796-1923 by John Trotwood Moore and Austin P. Foster published by S.J Clarke Publishing Co., 1923.

MAST, Joseph C.

Joseph C. Mast, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Cable) Mast, was born May 10, 1808, devoted his life to farming and was a devout Christian man of the Baptist faith. He married Celia Campbell, a granddaughter of Zachariah Campbell, of Scotch-Irish ancestry, who emigrated from County Tipperary, near Cork, Ireland, settling first in Virginia, where he married before removing to Carter county, Tennessee, where he was very prominent in early days, being a member of the county court when the county was organized July 4, 1796. He was one of the commissioners appointed to locate the county seat of justice. He was present and participated in the organization of the court of pleas and quarter sessions, July 4, 1796. Previous to his removal to Carter county he had served in the Revolutionary war. Two of his sons, Isaac and Jeremiah Campbell, were also soldiers of the Revolution and Isaac likewise participated in the War of 1812. Isaac Campbell enjoyed the well merited reputation of being a good citizen and just man. He married Susie Smith, daughter of Edward and Catherine Smith and they settled on the Watauga in Carter county, Tennessee. It was his daughter Celia who became the wife of Joseph C. Mast and the latter’s daughter, Louise Mast, became the wife of Joseph L. Vaught. They had a family of thirteen children, William McDonald being the seventh in order of birth. Those who reached adult age were Jacob S., Sarah C., Cordelia A., Celia Ella, William M., Nannie I., John M. and Edward J. Mrs. Louise (Mast) Vaught united with the Pleasant Grove Baptist church, January 2, 1854, and [p.420] has lived a consistent Christian life. She had one sister and six brothers and two of the latter were Confederate soldiers of the Civil war. While her husband was giving the best years of his young manhood to the Federal cause Mrs. Vaught underwent many hardships. She had three small children to protect, feed and clothe. She personally carried on the farm work and she raised flax and wool, from which were made the garments that clothed her little family. She still lives on a part of the original tract of land secured in 1792 by John Vaught, the pioneer of Johnson county. The post office of Vaughtsville was named in honor of the family and her husband was postmaster from the time of the establishment of the post office in 1886 until his death, which occurred May 16, 1897, since which time the daughter Ella has acted as postmistress. One son, Jacob S., is a prominent farmer and stockman, interested in sheep and cattle. He is also active in religious affairs, serving as treasurer of the church to which his father and grandfather belonged. John M. was also a successful farmer and business man, but met an untimely death June 16, 1912, having been kicked by a horse. His funeral was conducted on the day he would have been forty years of age. Another son, Edward J., attended the public schools of Johnson county, also Holly Springs College and Carson and Newman College, graduating from the last named with honors in May, 1897. After completing a course in the Lebanon Law School he began practice in Johnson City, Tennessee, and has a large clientele. He is also United States commissioner and he was presidential elector in 1916, supporting Charles E. Hughes for the presidency.

Transcribed from: Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1796-1923 by John Trotwood Moore and Austin P. Foster published by S.J Clarke Publishing Co., 1923.

MAST, Adam

Adam Mast, son of Joseph and Eve (Bowers) Mast, was born in Randolph county, North Carolina, March 6, 1784, and in 1807 married Elizabeth Cable, who was born March 15, 1785, a daughter of Casper Cable, who was a Hessian soldier and was captured by Washington’s forces at Trenton, New Jersey, on Christmas day of 1776. On taking the oath of allegiance he was released and went to Pennsylvania, where he married a Miss Baker, and with his wife and her brother, John Baker, he emigrated to North Carolina, making a settlement on the Blue Ridge. Later they removed to the present site of Boone, where a number of their children were born, and in 1800 they took up their abode on a tract of land in what is now Johnson county, Tennessee. Cable was a leading citizen.

Transcribed from: Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1796-1923 by John Trotwood Moore and Austin P. Foster published by S.J Clarke Publishing Co., 1923.

VAUGHT, Joseph L.

Joseph L. Vaught, son of John S. and Rebecca (Shoun) Vaught, was born in Johnson county, Tennessee, March 4, 1838. At the outbreak of the Civil war he joined the Federal army, serving as sergeant in Company M, Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry, and when victory had crowned the Union arms he resumed his agricultural pursuits in Johnson county. He also manufactured wagons, farming tools and implements, supplying the people of his community and surrounding districts. He served as justice of the peace and was on the school board for a number of years. He belonged to the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities and he took an active interest in the welfare and upbuilding of the community, while of the Pleasant Grove Baptist church he was a faithful and devoted member from December 24, 1853, until his death. He is survived by his widow, who is living, at the age of eighty-five years, in Vaughtsville, Tennessee, a place named in his honor. It was on the 29th of December, 1855, that he wedded Louise Mast, who was born in Johnson county, January 20, 1838, a daughter of Joseph C. and Celia (Campbell) Mast. She traces her ancestry in direct line back to John and Barbara Mast. The former was born in Switzerland in 1740 and came to America with his uncle, four sisters and his elder brother, Jacob Mast, who later became a bishop in the Amish Mennonite church. The party sailed from Rotterdam in the ship “Brotherhood,” John Thompson, captain, and landed at Philadelphia, March 3, 1750. Soon after reaching the age of twenty John Mast left his brother Jacob, then married and living near Elverson, Pennsylvania, and started out to find a suitable location. He wandered as a pedestrian through lonely forests and at length settled in Randolph county, North Carolina, in 1764. Tradition says that he never communicated with his relatives and it was not until 1898 that the relationship between the Masts of Pennsylvania and North Carolina was established. The North Carolina branch constitutes a large, substantial and progressive citizenship in that state and this is equally true of the Pennsylvania and Ohio branches.

Transcribed from: Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1796-1923 by John Trotwood Moore and Austin P. Foster published by S.J Clarke Publishing Co., 1923.