ELISAH and ELIJAH LAYMANCE 
ca-1891-1899 
 

This picture is marked —

Elisah & Elijah Laymance.
San Jose, Oakland, CA.

We assume these are the sons of

Jacob Charleton Laymance & Louisa Winters.

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Elijah was born 3/30/1830 Morgan Co TN and died
12/30/1899 in Oakland Co., California.

Isaac was born 2 5 1821 Morgan Co., TN
and died 1 10 1907 in Healdsburg, California.

THE JACOB MATHIS FAMILY – March 1957

Guy.. b.2/9/1908, Morgan Co TN, d.4/20/1988 Montgomery Co. OH.  Guy was the husband of Edith Pauline Shown.

Rheba Louise.. b.6/26/1909, Morgan Co TN, d.12/21/1991.  Rheba was the wife of Clarence Jones of Coalfield, TN

Jacob Leonard.. b. 10/21/1868 Morgan Co.,
TN.d.5/13/1958 Montgomery Co., OH.  Jake was the husband of Julia Florence Langley and the son of Peter L. and Louisa Ann LAYMANCE Cross Mathis.

Ena.. b. 6/12/1906, Morgan Co., TN, 10/31/1988 Montgomery Co., OH.  Ena was the wife of Dallas Walker.

John Charleton. b. 4/6/1916, Morgan Co., TN.  d. 1/25/1997 Mossy Grove, Morgan Co, TN   John was the husband of Freda Overholt.

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Emilda Alice Mathis

b. 2/14/1873 Morgan Co TN, d.???

 Date of this picture, possibly  in the late 1890’s.

Daughter of  Peter L & Louisa Ann LAYMANCE Cross Mathis

Wife of Jeff Gardner.

They had 2 sons that I know of. We do not know what became of her or her family.

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Emilda Alice MATHIS Gardner
with an unknown person.

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Amanda Ragina Mathis

Born 3/17/1875,  Morgan Co TN
Died 4/18/1968,  Morgan Co TN

Daughter of Peter L & Louisa Ann LAYMANCE Cross Mathis

Wife of Charles F Heidel.

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Submitted by Steve & Donna Mathis

MORGAN COUNTY COURT
1875 – EXCERPTS

January Term

P. 43
WILLIAM MARTIN, WILLIAM HOWARD, JAMES MELTON are released from the county tax for the year 1874.

T. A. SIENKNICHT, ELI FAIRCHILD presented their settlement of the estate of GEORGE CLAYTON, dec’d, which is satisfactory and they are released of futher libilities oas adminastrators.

JOHN J. GISHWIND presented the following bills 11-8-1872 boarding prisoners and guards to wit: ROBERT WILLIAMS, HENRY MARTIN, R. H. MELTON, WALLS? and three guards $7.30.  August 3, 1874 boarding one prisoner and two guards and two horses, one night and two meals each $3.  On motion bills were allowed and ordered paid.

PAUL DANIEL is appointed adm. of the estate of PAUL DANIEL bond was $500.

Ordered by the court that JOHN BLAKE be allowed $2.45, RUFUS JONES be allowed $11.95 and ENOCK K. DUNCAN $15 for asscessing tax for 1874.

Mr. R. O. TAYLOR was elected by the court to be supertendant of public schools.

Mrs. JONES bill of $800 for feeding prisoners and guards ordered paid.

JOHN H. BYRD is to be allowed $75 for his service as finichal agent of Morgan County for 1874.

P. 44
Chairman assessed a fine of $5 aganist WILLIMA B. CRENSHAW for speaking aloud and not coming to order when called to do so.

p. 45
A bill was presented by the corner to pay for holding an inquest, the court refused to act on it.

P. 46
On motion the bill of the corner was reconsidered and ordered paid as follows: J. W. LAYMANCE, corner.  Inquest held over the body of GEORGE COLLYER, a colored man about the 10th of August 1874, Corners fee $5, D. T. A. SIENKNECHT $5 JAMES C. H. DELUIS $1 DAVID FRITTS $1 LINDSY JACKSON $1, A. J. JACKSON $1, JOHN LANGLEY $1, J. S. FRITTS $1, W. S. RYNE $1, T. M. HUNT $1, MONAN DAVIDSON $1, burial expence, J. W. LAYMANCE $3.

P. 47
S. H. STAPLES, clerk of the Circuit Court presented a certificat that CHARLES H. DELUIS had attended three days as a witness in the case State vs WM. B. CRENSHEW,  but had been omited in the bill of cost.  Ordered
by the court that DELUIS be allowed for three days attendance as a witness.

S. H. STAPLES clerk of the Circuit Court presented the following bills, which are ordered paid.
State vs ELIZABETH MORGAN $11.70
State vs C. J. WILLIAMS $11.70
State vs ______ Hudle $9.50

Ordered that L. H. MOSIER, tax collector be released from thr following poll tax.
Bill against WM. HUNLEY $2, WM. MARTIN $2, J. J. SPURLING $1,
K.?O. TAYLOR ? $1, HENRY MORGAN $2, WM. BLAKE $2, C. H. BLEVINS $2,
HENRY LEE $2, THOMAS HAMBY $2  RILEY HICKMAN $2, B. L. BANHAM $2, J. L.
HERSEHMAN? $2, Total $26.

P.  49
ex-sheriff JOYNER be allowed $39.95 for holding court and summoning (sic) jurors for 1884.

CALVIN NORRIS allowed $8 for waiting on the court for four days, ALVIN GUFFEE allowed  $6 for waiting on the court for three days.

Sheriff WILLLIAMS presented the following bill: holding court one day each for Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec.. December Circuit Court three days, two loads of wood, two summons, twenty five jurors and two constables total $20.20.  Ordered paid.

Feburary Term 1875
P. 51
The last will and testement of PAUL DANIEL, dec’d, presented for probate and the witnesses not being present, the court ordeerd the will to lay over until next term of court.  The clerk is to issue a subpoena to W. L.E. DAVIDSON to appear as witness in the case.

March Term 1875
P. 52
Partition of MELINDA HONEYCUTT: NATHAN HONEYCUTT was an in habitant and citizen of Morgan County and he departed this life on or about the 15th of fFeburary last and he died instate, leaving goods and chattle.  She asks for JOHN HALL of Wartburg to be appointed adm. of the estate. Granted.

MELINDA HONEYCUTT also ask that commissioners be appointed to lay off her years support. R. A. JOYNER, JOHN McPETERS and S. H. STAPLES are appointed.

P. 53
W. H. GARRETT suggested the death of JOHN GARRETT and presented a writing perporting to be the last will and testament of the said dec’d.  J. M. TODD one of the subscribbing witnesses and deposed as
follows. JOHN GARRETT Sr. in his lifetime presented to him the paper here as his last will and testament and requested he sign the same as a witness.  The other witness, T. M. HURTT, to the will is absent ncause
of sickness.  The court is satisfied that the document is genuine and it is ordered to be admitted for probate.
WM. H. GARRETT, and WM. J. SCOTT were appointed as executors, both refused and the court appointed S. H. STAPLES as adminstrator of the will of JOHN GARRETT Sr..

P. 55
ELIZABETH DANIAL appeared in open court and suggested the death of PAUL DANIAL Sr.  and presented a writing purporting to be the last will and testament of PAUL DAINIAL dec’d and ask that it be probated as such.  It appearing to the court that PAUL DANIAL was appointed as adm. of the estate of the deceased, it ordered that he continue as adm. With the will annexed , it having been proved to the satisfaction of the court by
W. L.E. DAVIDSON one of the subscribing witnesses, that the said PAUL DANIAL was of sound mind and memeory when the will was made.  JOHN H. BRIENT the other witness is dead.  THOMAS H.DAVIS and JAMES H. McCART comfirm that the signature is that of JOHN H, BRIENT, the will is admitted to probate.

P.56
JAMES M. McCART suggested the death of ELIJAH CROSS and ask to be appointed adm. Of the estate.  Granted.

P. 58
SAM H. STAPLES, adm. of JOHN GARRETT dec’d presented the inventory of the estate, together with the report of the sale of personal property, it ordered to be copied into the inventroy book.

A partition of sundry of citizens of Morgan Co. to consolidate the 7th and 8th dist. is granted.

J. N. FARR is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road in place of ALLEN HOWARD.

P. 59
Dr. T. A. SCENKNECHT presented a bill for $11.50 for holding a post morten exam on
D. B. OVERTON and THOMAS SPLEYNS???  Ordered paid.

P. 60
J. F. SCOTT Esq. Presented a bill for his services as quartly justice in July, September, October and January six days$2 , also for holding an inquest on JOSEPH SPHYNX $5.  Ordered paid.

JOHN HALL Jr. adm. of the estate of J. N. HONEYCUTT dec’d presented an inventory of the said estate together with the report of a sale, it is ordered to be spread on the inventory book.

Ordered that M. T. ADKINS be appointed guardian of the minor heirs of SQUIRE GARRETT, dec’d to wit: WILLLIAM, JOHN MELVIN and ELIZA.
April Term
P. 60
M. T. REDMAN resigned as guardian of the minor heirs of W. R. WEBB dec’d to wit: MARY ANN and HOPY .  W. B. CRENSHAW was appointed in his place.

JOHN MASSEY presented a bill for D. KIRKPATRICK and CO. for $21 for feeding guards and prisoners 84 meals at $0.25 each.  Ordered paid.

W. J. WRIGHT was paid $8 for his services as guard in the case of the State vs JAMES UNDERWOOD and others.

JAMES M. McCART adm. of ELIJAH CROSS esatate presented and inventory along with the report of a sale.  Ordered spread on the inventory book.

.L. COOPER Esq. paid $9.45 un the case of the State vs S. F. SCOTT.

P. 61
L. COOPER Esq. paid $12.30 for his services in the case of the State vs ROBERT WILLIAMS, HENRY MARTIN and R. H. MARTIN

J. S FRITTS adm. of the estate of DAVID HALL
P. 63
SAMUEL BARRETT came into court and ask to be appointe adm. of the estate of ELIZABETH GARRETT dec’d.  Granted.

MARGARET ZUMESTIN, guardian of the minor heirs of T. ZUMESTINE presented a settlement in open court, it was approved.

P.64
REBECCA BUSH gurading of the heirs of ROBERT BUSH presented a settlement to 4-12-1875 it was approved.

It appearing to the court that MARY MOORE has beren duly summoned to hear evidence taken by the court to show why she is not a suitable person to have the care and custody of JOHN MOORE a minor child of JAMES
H. MOORE dec’d, came not.  In hearing evidence, JOHN W. LAYMANCE, present guardian of JOHN MOORE, doth say that MARY MOORE is not a suitable person have care and custody of said minor because of her immoral conduct, and the court ordered said matter to be entered in to record,

June Term 1875
P. 66
Ordered that JOHN M. LANKFORD be overseer of a 2nd class road begining at Cedar Fork and ending at MARSH ANDERSONS, and that ROBERT BLYTH beoverseer of a 2nd class road from MELHORNS Ford to CONNERS roc query.

MARY BAILS appeared in open court and ask to be appointed guardian of her minor children EULARE and FREDIAN. Granted.

 


MORGAN COUNTY COURT 
1859 EXCERPTS


P. 187 Ordered by the court, that WILLIAM MYRES be allowed $5 out of any money in the hands of the trustee not otherwise appropriated for making EDWARD HAWKINS coffin. Ordered by the court, that the heirs of JOHN McEWIN be released of any and all taxes with which they were taxed for 1857 and 1858 except on 2000 acres valued at $2000 and that the sheriff have a credit for the same.

P. 189 The suggestion of the death of RICHARD STRINGFIELD late of Morgan Co. and he died without leaving a will or testament. On motion and order of the court WM. STRING (sic) be appointed adm. of the estate.

P. 193 WILLIAM SRINGFIELD, came into open court and presented an inventory of the estate of RICHARD STRINGFIELD dec’d, which was ordered to be recorded in the proper book.

P. 195 The following justices being present JOHN STRINGFIELD, W. H. JONES, J. B. JONES, P.G. HUDSON, T. H. DAVIS, J.B. FAIRCHILDS, WILLIAM BOWMNER, N. B. HUDSON, W. R. WILLIAMS and JEREMIAH HURST Esquire, do adopt and adjudge and declare that the following to be the county tax for the year 1859.: On all real and personal estate which by law is taxable $0.35 on each $100. Each poll $0.50 All merchants $15 All peddlers on foot $10 All peddlers on horseback $20 Each _____ vehicales (sic) $30 All playing cards per deck $0.35 Discounting ?? money and sharing notes $5, All race tracks $5 Exhibiting Dwarfs, or animals deformed or person of unusual size $5, Each circus, feats of activity or of strength $25, All _________ $25 Each Stallion or Jack half the price of the insurance of such.

February term

P. 200 WILLIAM J. SCOTT, deputy clerk of this county, presented in open court a settlement he made with WILLIAM BURTON. Adm of the estate of A. J. HALL dec’d it is examined and ordered recorded in the proper book. W. J. SCOTT presented to the court an inventory of the sale filed by JOHN WHITE adm. of the estate of MICHAEL GREEN dec’d which is ordered to be spread upon the inventory book.

P. 201-202 THOMAS H. DAVIS adm and CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm vs RICHARD G. HUDSON guardian of ELIZABETH DAVIS, JOHN DAVIS, JAMES C. DAVIS, WILLIAM DAVIS, THOMAS L. DAVIS, JOSEPH? DAVIS HENRY H. DAVIS and SUSAN DAVIS minor children of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Partition to sell land. February 7, 1859. The court answer. The court is not aware of the necessity of the sale of the land mentioned in the partition. The clerk of the county is to evaluate the “condition” of the estate and report to the next term of court.

P. 202 JONATHAN McPETERS executor (sic) of the estate of FIELDING GRIFFITH dec’d came into open court with an inventory and account of the sale of the estate of the said dec’d for the year 1858 it is approved by the court and ordered spread upon the inventory book.

G. W. KEITH and JOHN WEBB, after being duly sworn this day appeared in open court, and say that they were well acquainted with BETSY STAPLES, wife of JOHN STAPLES of Morgan County that she was a pensioner for life and the wife of JOHN STAPLES who was a pensioner. That she died in Morgan County, TN on or about August 24 1858. The pension certificate was produced in open court and WILLIAM SUMMERS was duly qualified as executor of the said BETSY STAPLES, and he entered into bond as required by law.

March term

P. 209 On motion MARY A. HALL, widow, of A.S. HALL dec’d, she is approved guardian of JAMES M. HALL, MARLIN HALL, JANE HALL and GEORGE HALL minor orphans and her children and having been qualified accordingly by law entered into bond.

P. 210-211 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm. VS RICHARD G. HUDSON guardian of the minor children of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Partition to sell land to pay debts. The report of the estate of HUGH H. DAVIS dec’d by the County Court Clerk that $301.71 has been realized and that the estate owes $1150. Therefore it is necessary to sell the land mentioned and it will be necessary to sell the sawmill and 500 acres of 5000 acres. J. W. SCOTT is appointed special commissioner to make a written notice of the sale, which shall be on the courthouse door in the town of Montgomery and on the courthouse door of Anderson County, also on other public places.

P. 212 WILLIAM STRINGFIELD, adm. of the estate of RICHARD STRINGFIELD,dec’d produced in open court an account of the sale of RICHARD STRINGFIELDS estate? And it was ordered spread upon the property books. ANNE BENEKE is indentured to FREDRICK ENKECT??? until she is 18 years old she is to be given 10? years of schooling. She is five years old.

P. 213 There is an agreement between W. H. JONES, Chairman of the County and JOHN W. LAYMANCE on behalf of GEORGE, a free base born child of the body of ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, about the age of 13 , for the use and benefit and custody and control of said boy until he is 21 years old. He shall be clothed, fed, taught a trade and given six months of schooling.

P. 218 WILLIAM J. SCOTT deputy clerk of this court presented a settlement he made with JONATHAN McPETERS adm. of the estate of FIELDING GRIFFITH dec’d and also of T. C. PETERS adm. of WESLEY PETERS dec’d , which was considered regular and ordered to be recorded on the books for that purpose.

April term

P. 219 It appearing to the court that ROBERT WHITE is a free Negro man without home or place of abode int county, declares that he shall enter into bond as required by law for his good behavior for 12 months. He and J. B. SCHOOLER enter into a $500 bond.

P. 223 An agreement between W. H. JONES, Chairman of the county and THOMAS HENDERSON for the control and custody of FREDERICK BENKE, a minor orphan, the age of 4 years until he arrives at the age of 21. HENDERSON is to give him 1 years schooling, plenty to eat and wearing apparel all the time, and at the end of the apprenticeship he is to give him a suit of clothing and $50 in cash.

P. 225 WILLIAM J. SCOTT Clerk of Circuit Court presented the following bills, certifed by the Judge and Att. General. State vs SARAH FREELS July term 1858 Charge: Violently taking possession of _______ belonging to W. J. SCOTT. She was found not guilty by jury at the Oct. Term 1858 cost= $9.24. The October term of Circuit Court for grand jury witnesses: Clerk, W. J. SCOTT $0.30. ISAAC, A. SNOW =$0.50 TOTAL $0.80.

P. 226 State vs JAMES W. BROWN July term 1854 for affray and was never arrested until September 7, 1858, tried by jury October term 1858 and acquitted. Cost = $23.67

P. 227 State vs WILIS Y. PRICE on the bail bond of E. R. DUNCAN, to answer the charge of affray, forfeiture was taken against him, but before it was made final the defendant deceased and the cause was abated. Cost= $6.35

P.228 State vs JESSE DAVIS, JOHN DAVIS AND WILLIAM DAVIS defendant were arrested and brought before a JP on charges of A&B on the body fo PAT??LEWALLEN. The prosecutor failed to appear to prosecute they were released. Cost= $3.60 State vs WILLIAM ADKINS Fined $25 for not appearing when summoned to court, but it was set aside and the county is to pay the cost. Cost=$3.35

P.229 State vs WASH NEAL affray July term 1858 tried at October term and acquitted by a jury. Cost = 10.87 State vs CHARLES ROTH Peace Warrant tried by JP bound over to Circuit Court, prosecutor failed to appear. Cost= $4.75

P. 232 LUMPKINS McKINNEY shall be released from $1.15 poll tax accessed against him for the year of 1858 and the sheriff shall have credit for the same.

May term

p. 235-236 JOHN WHITE, Corner of morgan County, made an inquest inthe death of JOHN P. DAVIS in said county. The inquest was held at JOHN STRINGFIELDS Mill on Emory? River April 12, 1859. The body of JOHN P. DAVIS lying dead, and the jurors upon their oaths do say that by accident he came to his death by drowning. Jury was: LARKIN B. SNOW, JAMES _____, WILLIAM DUPEE, JAMES M. McGILL, ISAAC BINGHAM, J. B. HATFIELD, WILLIAM BINGHAM, and F. MELHORN. I also report that I received _____ the estate of JOHN P. DAVIS which I have not taken to further action. Signed J. WHITE Corner.

P. 236 THOMAS H. DAVIS & CHARLOTTE DAVIS adm. Vs Heirs of HUGH H. DAVIS and RICHARD G. HUDSON their guardian. Offered for sale 4-30-1859, 200 acres including the sawmill, rescinded, no bid. Offered 170 acre tract lying on the Little Emory joining the land of ELIAS BUTLER and others rescinded, no bid. Also offered 50 acres adjoining the lands of HENRY CHILES and others rescinded, no bid, also offered 50 acres adjoining the lands of CHRISTIAN RUFFNER and others on the water of Little Emory and CHRISTIAN RUFFNER was the highest and best bidder at $20. Given under my hand this 2nd day of May 1859.WILLIAM J. SCOTT.

P. 238 The court orders that the land of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d shall be put up for sale again.

June term

P. 239 State vs HIRAM KEY Bastardy. Came the defendant and says he can’t safely go trial in this case and ask for a continence of the same until next term of court. He makes a $250 bond with Abraham Cox as his security.

July term

P. 245 W. J. SCOTT Circuit Clerk presented the following bills of cost for Circuit court. State vs CHARLEY S. FRANCIS Profanity indicted Oct. Term 1858 tried Feb. Term 1859 by jury and acquitted. Cost=$10.55 State vs CHARLES WALLERDOFF?? 1857 nolled ?? Feb. 1859. Cost=$18.85

P. 246 State vs SAMUEL JONES A challenge to fight. July term 1858 tried Feb. Term 1859 and acquitted. Cost $12.47 State vs WILLIAM FAULS?? Disturbing the public worship Feb. 1859 Nob___?? Cost $6.70

P. 247 State vs DAVID C. WHITE disturbing the public worship. March term 1858 nol_____ Cost $11.91 State vs JOSEPH ETHERTON and PATSY LEWALLEN INDICTED FOR LEWDNESS. Could not be arrested at the Feb. Term 1859________ ___ being entered. Cost $9.63

P. 248 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTA DAVIS vs The Heirs if HUGH R. DAVIS. ON June 20, 1859 sold 200 acres including the sawmill to SAMUEL STONCHPHER, for $310.sold 170 acres lying on Little Emory to M. STEPHENS for $50, sold 50 acres on Little Emory to M. STEPHENS for $10. WILLIAM J. SCOTT.

P. 250 SAMUEL CHILES was paid $15 for service as a solicitor in the cause, and M. STEPHEN be allowed $16 for non-payment of taxes for the year 1858. State vs HIRAM KEY Bastardy. Comes the defendant and says he is guilty, he is the father of the Bastard male child delivered of the body of RACHAEL GREEN in the said county of Morgan. He must give bond for the maintenance of the child and pay the cost of this case. GARRETT HALL and JOHN WHITE are his securities.

August term

P.254 THOMAS H. DAVIS and CHARLOTTA DAVIS vs Heirs of HUGH R. DAVIS dec’d. Funds are not sufficient to satisfy the demands against the estate. Those who have claim against the estate file with the County Court before December 1, 1859 and the monies of the estate shall be shared among the creditors. September term

P. 256 The death of ROBERT BUSH being prove to the satisfaction of the court it is ordered that JAMES B. JONES , JAMES O. LANGLEY and JAMES KELLY be appointed commissioners to lay off a years support to widow Rebecca and will take into consideration the ———- of the estate and condition and will report to next term of court. REBECCA the widow of ROBERT BUSH ask for an adm. to be appointed to the estate and JOHN WHITE assumed the position. October term

P. 259 JOHN WHITE returned an inventory of the estate of ROBERT BUSH and it is ordered spread upon the book of that purpose. The commissioners heretofore appointed to lay off a years support to REBECCA, wife of ROBERT BUSH having made their report, which being confirmed is ordered recorded.

P. 264 Apprenticeship of REUBEN LAYMANCE: An agreement of JOHN WHITE with J. J. JONES, Chairman of Morgan County for the custody and control of REUBEN LAYMANCE an orphan child the age of four year until he is 21. The child is to be given 2 years of schooling between the ages of 6 and 10 and 1 years schooling between the ages of 16 and 18, he is to have plenty to eat and wearing apparel all the time and at the end of the apprenticeship he us to be given two suits of clothing and $50 in cash . October 3 1859.

P. 265 Ordered by the court that JACOB HEADRICK be paid $1 for making the coffin of M. J. LAYMANCE, a deceased person of said county who was unable to pay for the same. November term

P.267 M. STEPHENS presented a deed of conveyance form SHADRACK STEPHENS of Morgan County to ___ D. STEPHENS of MO for 80 acres if land lying in the Jasper Co., MO. Lying on the south half of N. W. quarter section 25 in township 33 of range 29 and dated November 6, 1854. MARSHELL G. STEPHENS and JOHN L. KINGTON subscribing witnesses to the same after being sworn say they heard SHADRACK STEPHENS the bargainer acknowledge the execution of the same. It is ordered that the deed be certified.

P. 268 JOHN WHITE adm. of the estate of ROBERT BUSH dec’d this day returned an account of the sale of personal property of the said deceased. It is ordered to be recorded on the book for that purpose.

 

SNOW FAMILY ALBUM

Sarah Emmaline Snow Toy.

She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Laymance) Snow. She was born December 24, 1867 in Oakdale, Morgan County, Tennessee.
Her parents moved the family to Washington Territory in the late 1880’s. She married Walter Toy, b January 1, 1863, in Lewis County, Washington. They were married November 12, 1889, one day after statehood for the Washington Territory.

This picture was taken in 1889.


OBITUARY FOR SARAH EMMALINE SNOW TOY
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MRS. WALTER TOY CALLED BEYOND

Death Occasioned Sunday by Peritonitis
Following Operation at Hospital in Seattle

The entire community was shocked and grieved over the death of Mrs. Sarah E. Toy, one of the oldest residents, whose kindness and patience made her beloved by all. Death was occasioned by peritonitis, which set in following an operation for gallstones. Her death closely followed a hopeful announcement of the doctors who said she was well on the road to recovery. Peritonitis set in and
death occurred Sunday at Seattle. The remains were brought to Winlock the following day. Sarah Emmaline Toy was born December 24, 1867 at Oakdale, Tennessee and came to Winlock with her parents May 13, 1888 and settled on a homestead near Anslie. At the age of 22 years she married Walter Toy of Chehalis and to this union nine children were born, eight of whom survive her. Beside her husband she leaves to mourn her departure from this earth five sons and three daughters. They are: Mrs. J. D. Custer, Mrs. F.W. Steinhart, Mrs. Robert O’Ban of Tacoma, Joseph Toy, Charles Toy, James Toy and Walter Toy Jr.,
her mother, Mrs. Joseph Snow of Blaine, a sister Mrs. W. R. Allen also of Blaine, and four brothers, James Snow of Hoquiam, Thomas Snow of Blaine, John Snow of Tacoma and Rufus Snow of Winlock.
Mrs. Toy united with the Baptist church at the age of 16 and was baptized in the Emory River in Tennessee. She was a member of the Women of Woodcraft for 25 years and that organization turned out enmasse at the funeral to pay their respects.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon with Reverend Simmons of Kelso officiating. A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the casket to its last resting place in the Winlock cemetery. Graveside services were held under the auspices of the Neighbors of Woodcraft.
All the mercantile houses suspended business for two hours, showing the esteem felt for Mrs. Toy.

*Source: Jeanne Rinear transcribed this newspaper clipping date unknown but  after Sarah’s death date of September 30, 1923.  It was received from Dianne Bird April 1999.

Margaret Elizabeth Laymance Snow.She is the daughter of Isaac J. Laymance, b 1826 and Katherine Lightning. She was born in Oakdale, Morgan County Tennessee November 4, 1848. January 15, 1867 she married Joseph  Snow, b abt. 1801 the son of James Snow and Cassia Case.  This was taken in abt. 1920.
Joseph Snow and Margaret Laymance Snow
Both were born in Morgan County,Tennessee.
The picture was taken in the late 1880’s or early 1890’s.

Believed to be THOMAS SNOW

born 1840, son of
JAMES and CASSIA (CASE) SNOW, 

his wife
MARY ELLEN (MORGAN) SNOW

The two girls in the picture are are believed to be
MARY, 
born 1879
and
DIANAH EVALINE
born 1884.

This was probably taken in 1885 near Oakdale, Tennessee.

SARAH SNOW

Probably the last photo of Sarah Snow,
born December 1837,
daughter of
James and Cassia (Case) Snow.
The photo was probably taken close to
1900 in Lewis County, Washington.

 


Photos courtesy or  Jeanne Rinear

Photos given to me by Dianne Bird, Virginia Derr and Don Olson

CRAB ORCHARD CEMETERY  Oakdale, Tennessee
Located about 3 miles south of Oakdale just off Hwy 299 next to the Crab Orchard Church


Edward Otto Leopper
11-28-1943, 12-27-1945
son of
Ralph Henry & Bertie Rachel MCGILL Leopper.

J. L. Laymance

Norma Corinne Alley
8-11-1949, 7-25-1951

Rose Land  [Rose Velt Land]
12-12-1903, 2-11-1970
d/o Benjamin Franklin Hall  & Julia Ann Evans
w/o Obed Land

Doreen Hall Cromwell
5-13-1913, 2-1-1975
w/o Clyde Andrew Cromwell
d/o Benjamin Franklin Hall  & Julia Ann Evans

Clyde Cromwell
9-19-1913, 5-23,1987
s/o William E. & Pearl Rogers Cromwell
h/o Doreen Hall Cromwell

Ralph Henry Leopper
2-28-1909, 4-17-1980
s/o Edward & Ruth Mathis Leopper
~
Bertie L.McGill
8-16-1912, 11-26-1998

William Louis Headrick
9-27-1888, 12-5-1972
s/o Fritz & Caroline Goldburg Headrick
~
Edith Louise Tauscher
d/o Ernest H. & Lucy Kreis Tauscher
4-14-1892, 3-14-1976

Fred G. Headrick
Emma Langley Headrick

Luther Leonard Mathis
1-23-1899, 4-14-1970
s/o Jacob & Sally Honeycutt Mathis
~
m:  12-17-1922
Thelma V. Bingham
8-5-1904, 1-20-1994
d/o George & Ollie Reynolds Bingham

Edward Christopher Leopper
9-6-1881, 5-14-1974
s/o George H. & Christiane Wilhelmine MELHORN Leopper
His 2nd wife-  Ida Frank Tucker
12-29-1894, 4-27-1981
d/o Henry & Susan Lewis Tucker

FLOYD RUSSELL BARNES
1940 – 1941
s/o Floyd and Rose Walker Barnes

GEORGE D. BARNES
b: 1898
d:
s/o Jackson and Juda Barmes

JACKSON L. BARNES
s/o James and Mary Ann Roof Barnes
b:  5-24-1852
d: 7-6-1929
*
JUDA F. BARNES
d/o Solomon and Minerva Mitchell Morgan
b: 5-6-1868
d: 3-31-1927
LUTHER F. BARNES
s/o  Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes
b: 6-6-1888
d: 1-1-1931
JEREMY KEITH BINGHAM
b: Apr. 21, 1968
d: May 31, 1968
s/o Robert and Trudie Barnes Bingham

MARY M. BARNES GILLIS
d/o Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes
b:4-12-1895
d: 7-4-1978
~
w/o of ANDREW GILLIS
b: 5-10-1889
d: 2-21-1940

FAYE ISHAM HARGIS
d/o James Sherman Isham and Ollie Barnes
b: 6-6-1922w/o KENNETH HARGIS
b: 1-7-1916
d: 10-11-1964

RANDELL HARGIS
s/oKenneth and Faye Isham Hargis
b: Dec. 3, 1946
d: Apr. 17, 1950

OLLIE P. BARNES ISHAM
b: Mar. 25, 1890
d: Mar. 3, 1946
d/o Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes

FAYE E. BULLARD
b: Apr. 22, 1921
d: Aug. 14, 1936
d/o William and Ruth Bullard

RUTH L. GOLDSTON BULLARD
b: 4-22-1921
d: 8-14-1936w/o WILLIAM H. BULLARD

WILLIAM H. BULLARD
b: Feb. 25, 1887
d:2-10-1969

Persons buried in Crab Orchard Cemetery with no tombstones.

John William Kittrell, Sr – b. 5 Oct 1827 – d. 3 Jul 1914 –
h/o Malinda Nethery Kittrell –
s/o Roland & Frances Bottoms Kittrell

Martha D Kittrell – b. 27 May 1853 – d. 8 Nov 1931 –
d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Mary F Kittrell Williams – b. 24 Oct 1854 – d. 11 Aug 1936 –
w/o Paul M Williams –
d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Winfield Scott ‘General’ Kittrell – b. 25 Nov 1856 – d. Mar 1941 –
s/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Christiana A ‘Annie’ Kittrell Grasham – b. 24 Feb 1861 – d. c1924 –
w/o George W Grasham – d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Amanda E ‘Mandy’ Kittrell – b. 18 Jan 1868 – d. 24 May 1942 –
d/o John & Malinda Kittrell

Mary Jane Polsgrove Brawner – b. Jun 1847 – d. 16 Jun 1930 –
w/o Charles R Brawner (buried McKinney, KY) –
d/o Sanford & Nancy Harrod Polsgrove

Carl Grasham – b. 4 May 1894 – d. 1 Feb 1991 –
s/o George & Christiana Kittrell Grasham

Submitted by Joan Woodhull

 

[Addition information has been added using the Morgan County Cemetery Book as the source.]

Courtesy of:   Judith Pitcockand Steve Mathis

1925

NOT a complete listing for births for 1925 – these were gleaned from the 1925 newspaper
*
BIRTHS
Mr. & Mrs. Clellie Summers, Boy, William David, 1/7/1925
Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Greer, Boy
Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Hambright,, girl, 2/9/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Chitwood, girl, 2/14/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Lonnie Gunter, girl, 2/1/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Chas Davidson, boy, 3/5/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Hall, ?, 3/8/1925
Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Garrett, son, 3/15/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Kelly, boy, 3/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs.. Walter Bardill, son, Wm. Rexford, 3/4/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Kelly, boy,  3/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Hawn, boy, 3/1925
Mr. & Mrs. John Weiford, girl, 4/11/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Slaughter, girl, 4/11/1925
Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Ford, girl, 4/1925
Mr. & Mrs., D.C. Bonifacius, girl, 5/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Wm Regan, son, Ralph, 5/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Robt. Potter, boy, 5/1924
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Hawn, boy, 5/1924
*
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Seiller, Girl, 5/8/1925 in Louisville, Ky.
Mr. & Mrs. Thurman Alley, son, 5/22/1925  (Catoosa)
Mr. & Mrs. l.E. White, girl, (Gobey)
*
Mr. & Mrs. August Freytag, boy, 6/6/1925
Dr, & Mrs. A. Byrd, boy, Billy Joe, 7/27/1925
Mrs. Rosa Tidwell, boy, 7/15/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Goddard, boy, Lee Roy, 7/16/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Peters, boy, (week of 8/6/1925)
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Potter, boy, Week of 8/13/1925)
*
Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Albertson, daughter, Eleanor Joyce, 8/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Langley, girl, Eunice Grey, 8/31/1925
Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Strunk, boy, 8/21/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Acie Paul, boy, 8/25/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Galloway, boy, 9/6/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Sexton, boy, 9/31/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. John Holder, boy, (week of 9/10/1925)
Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Betram, girl, Elizabeth Ingatia, 9/4/1925
Esq. Pearson & Mrs. Pearson, son, 10/28/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Summer, boy, 105/1925
Mr. & Mrs. G.C. Bingham, 11 pd girl, 10/24/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Roddie Davis, boy
*
Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Trout, girl, 11/7/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Betram, girl, 10/12/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Sim Ruffner, 14 pd. boy, 11/4/1925, William Jennings
*
Mr. & Mrs. William Headrick, girl, 12/109/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Human, boy, 12/10/1925
Mr. & Mrs. D. L. Kaufman, boy, 12/4/1925
Mr. & Mrs. Huston Goldston, 7 pd girl, 12/1925


SOME SPECIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Mrs. Mary Kreis celebrated her 91st birthday on
Jan. 25, 1925.  She was born in Switzerland.
*
Uncle Jim Holder reported to be 79 years old in 1925
*
Mrs. George Berry celebrated her 82nd birthday on 1/17/1925
*
Peter Henry celebrated his 80th birthday in 1925
He was a Civil War Veteran.
*
Samuel Jones, Jr., celebrated his 14th birthday in March of 1925
*
Droa Freels celebrated her 40th birthday in March of 1925
*
Julia Brown celebrated her 63rd birthday on 4/19/1925
*
Mrs. Lizzie Fletcher celebrated her 78th birthday, 5/28/1925
*
Ralph Powell, the son of Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Powell
celebrated his 2nd birthday  7/1925


MARRIAGE LICENSES, WEEK OF 1/9/1925
*
Frank Lowery to Covene McCoy
Frank Gardner to Susie Walls
Fred Human to Iris Goldberg
Clark Ballinger to Zama Wright
Bill Cooper to Flora Jones
Charles S. Brooks to Dessie Oxier
John Dunaway to Ella Crenshaw
Robert Stepp to Berta Cromwell
Harry L. Newberry to Stella Langley
*
SOME WEDDINGS
Ephram McCann and Lora Webb
Luke Sexton and Mable Webb
Wm. Jump and Edith Chapman
Elbert Goad and Etta Brock
*
Mr. Butts and Robbie Ruffner
Charles Brooks and Dessie Oxier
Johnny Hines and Pearl Coppenger (3/8/1925)
*
Andy Griffith and Gladys Cromwell
(daughter of James H. Cromwell)
*
Albert Fritz and Winnie Duncan (3/12/1925)
Roy Nash and Edith Brown
*
Marriage Licenses listed, 4/17/1925
*
Roy Nash to Lena Brown
M.A. Fritts to Linnie Duncan
George Clay to Leila West
Andy Griffith to Gladys Cromwell
John Hines to Pearl Chapman
Hubert Duncan to Ester Rankin
W.H. Short to Cleola Thomas
*
May 1925
*
R. H. Ooten to Ernie Lehman
Bruce Griffith to Josie Lance
*
Dillard Chilton to Louise W. Heidel (m:5/3/1925)
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gus J. Heidel and
granddaughter of Anna Unger of Oakdale
son of Dillard C. Chilton
*
Bob Bedford to Ada B. Lyles
*
Bruce Griffith to Jocie Lance
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. P.A. Lance &
son of Joel Griffith
*
Harold B. Judd and Eldredge Pack (m: 5/8/1925)
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Pack


June 1925
*
J. S. Ledford to Virgie Gouge
McKinney Smith to Rosa Collins
W. J. Galloway to Vida Easley, (m: 5/23/1925)
Irving Davis to Alice Bleach Hurtt
Floyd Henson to Magnolia Stewart
Reuben Cooper to Julia Landrith
Avery Bright to Sarah Campbell
*
Audrey E. Harrington and Thelma Parker
m: 6/21/1925,
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. S. Parker
Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Harrington
*
Houston Shannon and Ethel Huling (m: 7/5/1925)
*


July 1925
*
Marriage Licenses
*
Bernhard Colditz to Mayme E. Galloway
Henry C. Taylor to Elma Louise Qualls
Z.T. Robbins to Rosa Bagwell
*
Freeman Riddle to Lola Headrick, 7/1925
John Alley and Mrs. Zumstein, 7/1925
Virgin Brock and Rosa Headrick, 8/9/1925
*
Geroge ?? or Petros and Berlie Vandergriff
R. D. Huling and Gretchen Pemeterson, 12/27/1925
*


SPECIAL DAYS
Mr. and Mrs. John Molyneau
celebrated a Golden Wedding Annniversay
February 15, 1925
*
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Dunning
celebrated 35 years together,
April, 1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson H. Kellogg celebrated
their 50th Anniversary on
May 3, 1925
Mrs. Kellogg was formerly Miss May Clarke
*
Mr. & Mrs. B. T. Bernsted, 38th Anniversary, 7/25/1925
*
Mr. & Mrs. William Harry (Capt) Jack Neson, 25th Anniversary
*
Mr. & Mrs. Mart Jones, 50th Anniversary, 12/27/1925


OBITUARIES, 1925

JOHNSON ROBINSON, age 65, died, Jan.12, 1925, near Liberty. Survived
by widow and  5 children: Mrs. Ben Summers, Mrs. W. B. Crenshaw,
Mrs. Roger Jones, Mrs. Ernest Heidel and Dewey Robinson;
three brothers.  Interment in Liberty Cemetery.

MRS. JOEL SIMS, d 1/23/1925-killed by falling tree, leaves husband and 9 children

JULIA TONEY– B 3/1/1858, D, 2/7/1925
daughter of Julian Scott;  Survivors:  daughter: Mrs. C. H. Davis; sons: Julian, Irvin, Wilburn, Washington and Henderson.  Burial in Wartburg Cemetery

DAVE P. LAYMANCE, b 1/5/1897, d 1/29/1925

killed in timber woods, age 28 yrs, 24 days
leaves wife and 3 children, parents and 7 brothera
Liberty Cemetery

RICE BYRD, (no date show)

TOMMIE LEWALLYN, Elgin, died as a result of a train accident. (no date shown)

JOSIE COFFEY b, 3/13/14, 1916
BESSIE COFFEY, b 7/25/1907
both girls died, 1/4/1925
Sisters who drowned in a boating accident in the Emory river
children of Leonard and Eva Coffey
Grand-children of William and Nancy Coffey
CLARA MORTON ERVIN b-8/22/1849  at S. Salem, Ohio,
d 1/2/1925 in Arkansas
m: 7/23/1873 to W. A. Ervin
daughter of Joseph Morton, M.D. & Nary Morton
3 sons and 3 daughters

GUSTAVE FREDICH HAEDRICK – d, 1/12/1925, age 62 yrs, 6 mo. 22 days.
Surv: Mr. J. E. Ward, Ann Rosa, Lena,m Edward, John, Charles and Clarence.

LUCY MAE HEIDEL, 7 months, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Heidel, Wartburg Cemetery

MARTIN L. NORRIS , born, 5/19/1869, died, Feb. 21, 1925.
wife: Hannah Lecie Hensley (m: May 18,1890)
8 children, 7 grandchildren.
sister, Mrs. Pearl Potter, Sunbright

GEORGE W. TODD,
born April 8, 1846, died, Feb. 10, 1925, age 78 years, 10 months and 2 days.
married to S. D. Morris, Dec. 21, 1866, 8 children
2nd marriage, Louise Miller, 9 children, 43 grandchildren and a number of great-great grandchildren
Served in United States Army, August 1, 1863 to August 3, 1865.
‘Co. G.  Second Regt, Tn Vol.’, served in Bells Island, Va,
Florence, S.C. and Andersonville Ga. Confederate Prisons, 1 yr, 1 mo and 6 days.Funeral in Rugby Rd., M. E. Church, remains laid to rest in family cemetery there.

MRS. W. O. PETERS, 3/1925

INFANT SON OF Mr. & Mrs. H. O. Ramey, 18 months old

INFANT daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Anderson, – Adams Cemetery

HANS NELSON, born in Denmark Feb. 3, 1858,  died week of
March 6, 1925 in Clinton Co. Missouri.
Married, Mrs. E. B. Covely, Sept 3, 1891 in Livingston, Montana.
Six children: Christine Nelson, Driver, H. C. Nelson, V.W. Ne.son.
E.V. Nelson and C.W. Nelson and M. W. Nelson.
and six grandchildren. He was a blaacksmith and a farmer.

MRS. A. L. ROSS, d 3/27/1925
son: Rube Ross, daughter, Katherina, sister, Mrs. C. Morris

MARTHA MABEL WARD, b, 11/2/1914, d 3/28/1925, age 10 yrs, 4 mo – Mt. Hope Cemetery

EDWARD UNDERWOOD, b, 11/5/1849, d 4/4/1925
Husband of Marret Houston, 8 children and 9 gr-grandchildren
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

MRS. HALL, Oakdale, 4/8/1925

SON of Carl & Mollie Nelson,  of near Jamestown, d,  4/6/1925

JAMES C. PITTMAN, age 58 yrs, 8 days, d  4/13/1925
in Chicago, Ill.  wife, Sarah Ann Payne, 8 children and 17 gr-grandchildren

PEARL ANN ERNEST RYON, born, Feb. 1, 1892, died, April 21, 1925.
Married to Abner Ryon on Sept 19, 1909.
Ten children  burial -Mt. Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.

MARVIN BOYD ANDERSON, d, April 22, 1925, at age, 1 year, 1 month, and 18 days. son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Anderson
He was born March 4, 1924

NELSON KELLOGG d, 5/22/1925
native of PA, was 75 yrs old on 4/4/1925
and celebrated 50th Wedding Anniv on 5/2/1925
sons: Clark W & Donald daughters: Mrs. W. T. Walton, 5 grandchildren

EDITH LOVELACE, b 4/4/1903, Lancing
m: W. P. Lovelace
daughter, Mary Joe
parents: Mr. & Mrs. Joe Scott
Brother, R. M. Scott
Sister, Mrs. Junnie Thorn & Mrs. Fred Newberry

ROBERT BROWN,  d, May 2, 1925, Wartburg, Tn.,
age  27 yrs, 6 months and 29 days.
Youngest living child of Charles and Julia Brown.
b-Nov. 3, 1897, never married
burial, Wartburg Cemetery

ANNIE BERRY (born TILLEY), d, May 1, 1925, age, 82 years, 4 months and 18 days wife of George Berry, a Union Soldier in the Civil War.  (m: 1861)
Born in Glaster, England
Lived in Nashville, moved to Rugby in 1882.
Funeral held at Episcopal Church, Rugby
Mrs. Berry had 4 sons and one daughter, Beatrice, who is the only
living child, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

MRS. ELMER THOMPSON, d 6/11/1925 at Knoxville, Tn.
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Peters leaves husband and 2 children
Mt. Vernon Cemetery

JOHN OVERSTREET, 6/1925

GLENA EDNA HAAG, 11 months & 7 days, d June 13, 1925
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chas Haag
Wartburg Cemetery

MRS. HENRY STAPLES, 6/1925
burial Old Snow Cemetery

HAROLD EDWIN WILSON, 6/1925
infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wilson of Coalfield

JOHN FREYTAG, 7/1925
son of Mr. & Mrs. C. D., Freytag

JULIAN BROWN, age 23 yrs. d, 7/1925, Columbia S.C.
son, Metzger, daughter, Gloria,  mother, Mrs. W. A. Sigman
brothers: A.E., A. P., L.S., and O.T. Brown
sisters: Mrs. W. A. Sigman, Mrs. M. W. Willis, Mrs. C. R. Campbell

J. E. JONES, 7/1925

JOHN FREYTAG, 7/11/1925

INF. SON, Mr. & MRs. T. C. Young, Kingston, Burial in Nydeck Cemetery (no date)

HELEN IRENE NELSON,
b 5/24/1924, d, 7/22/1925, 1 years, 1 month and 28 days old
daughter of Sewell  and Doshey Nelson

HAZEL HUMAN, age 8 years, d, 8/1925, typhoid fever

LILLIE B. EVANS BOGGESS
d., 9/4/1925 1st woman licensed to preach by Methodist Church in state of Kentucky.  Fell dead at the pulpit during revival services

MRS. TILDA KAUFMAN, died at Knoxville

PRESTON MC CARTT, age 53, died in Alix, Ark.
son of Missouri McCartt
Leaves mother and 3 brothers

REV. BENJ. BENSTED, 11/1/1925, born in England
leaves widow and daughters, Miss Dolly Bensted and Mrs. Dulcie Hines
son, John Burial at Rugby

MARTIN REDMAN, 11/17/1925, of pneumonia
leaves widow and 4 small children

ORLANDO VESPIE, Nov. 1925, age 6 years
son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Vespie

DORA CRUMBLE, (CROMWELL)  Oakdale, d,  Nov. 5, 1925, Age 10 years old.. daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Will Crumble,  (ed note-CROMWELL)
Burial in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Mrs. James Webb, buried at Elizabeth on Nov. 8, 1925

HAZEL PATTERSON,
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Irel Patterson, of Akron, Ohio
burial at Union

J. H. SHANNON,
Editor of Harriman Record

CLARA BELLE VAN NORSTRAN, 10 months old
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C. E. Van Norstran
granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Henry


DIVORCES
This is the only listings found in the 1925 papers for Divorce.  Court was held on
Wednesday February 25, 1925 with Judge W. H. Buttram on the bench,
Jesse L. Rogers, Attorney General,  Ray Human acting clerk.


Rosa Roe granted a divorce from Burney Roe
*
Juanita Ferguson granted a divorce from C.G. Ferguson
*
Mima Roberts granted a divorce from John C. Roberts
*
Cordia Davis granted a divorce from D.C. Davis
*
Bonnie Ooten granted a divorce from Wes Ooten, with alimony
*
Minnie Wheeler vs. L.D. Wheeler, dismissed
*
Holly Olmstead, vs Wm Olmsted, dismissed
*
Laura Howard vs John Howard, dismissed
*
W. I. Stallings vs Sadie Stallings, settled as to property, no divorce


2ND TENNESEE INFANTRY REGIMENT – COMPANY B 

Company B was enrolled at Montgomery, Morgan County, Tennessee August 6, 1861 by James M. Melton and Mitchell R. Millsaps.  The men were from Morgan and Fentress counties.  Mustered in at CampDick Robinson, Ky., August 20, 1861.  Mustered out at Knoxville,October 6, 1864.  Mitchell R. Millsaps was Captain.

ASHLEY, Josiah DP Pvt.
BARGER, Abraham, L. DP Pvt.
BARGER, William H. DP Pvt.
BEATY, Thomas C.. DP Pvt.
BEATY, Jonathan A. Pvt.
BEATY, William H. Pvt.
BRADSHAW, Andrew J. DP Pvt.
BRADSHAW, Samuel C. Cpl.
BRADEN, John Pvt.
BRYANT, William H. DP Pvt.
BYRD, Samuel M. KA Pvt.
CHOAT, Jacob DP Pvt.
CLARK, James A. Pvt.
CRENSHAW, William B. ?
DANIEL, Calvin KA Pvt.
DANIEL, Paul Pvt.
DANIEL, Rueben DP Pvt.
DUNCAN, Ezra H. DP Pvt.
DUNCAN, George W. DP Pvt.
DUNCAN, John C. DP Pvt.
EASTRIDGE, Eli DP Pvt.
EASTRIDGE, William 1st Lt.
FARMER, McCager Pvt.
FARMER, Thomas T. Pvt.
FAIRCHILDS, Jesse C. DP Pvt.
FRANCIS, Charles S. DA Pvt.
FRANCIS, Thomas KA Pvt.
GARNER, Joseph Pvt..
GARRETT, Daniel KA Pvt.
GARRETT, John M Pvt.
GEASLAND, Stephen Pvt.
GILBERT, George Pvt.
GODDARD, Elena KA Pvt.
GODDARD, Sam W. KA Pvt
GODDARD, John DP Pvt
GRAY, David H. Pvt.
HALL, Garrett, Jr. Pvt.
HALL, Garrett, Sr. Pvt.
HALL, John, Jr. DP Pvt.
HART, William Pvt
HAWN, Elisha DP Pvt.
HENDERSON, Robert DP Pvt.
HITCH, William Pvt.
HONEYCUTT, David K. Pvt.
HONEYCUTT, George W. Pvt.
HOOPER, James 2nd Lt.
HUDDLESTON, Thomas Sgt.
HULL, Morgan H. Pvt
HUNTER, Napolean Pvt.
HUNTER, Isham Pvt.
HURTT, William                     (submitted info) DP Pvt.
ISREAL, Moses DP Pvt.
JACKS, Benjamin S. DP Pvt.
JOHNSON, James H. ??
JONES, John E. DP Pvt.
JOYNER, Calvin G. Pvt.
KEITH, Geroge W. Sgt.
KEITH, William J. Sgt.
KELIN,  John Pvt
LANGLEY, Henry Pvt.
LAYMANCE, Andrew J. Cpl.
LEWALLEN, John ??
MARTIN, Andrew J. Pvt.
McCARTT, Jesse DP Pvt.
McCARTT, Henry Pvt.
McCARTT, John Sgt.
McCARTT, Robert . Pvt.
McCARTT, William DP Pvt.
McCARTER, Isaac Pvt.
McPETERS, Inman KA Pvt.
MELTON, Nathan I. KA Pvt.
MILLSAPS, Mitchell R. Capt.
MULLINIX, Andrew B. Cpl.
MULLINIX, Eli T. Pvt.
MULLINIX, Sampson Pvt.
NEEL, Meedy N. Sgt.
PRICE, James A. Pvt.
PRICE, Willis Pvt
RAGAN, John C. Pvt.
RICHARDS, William Pvt.
ROBINS, Alfred Sgt
ROBINSON, Alex A. Pvt.
ROBINSON, George G. Pvt.
ROBINSON, Obediah Pvt.
ROUARK, David Pvt.
SANDUSKY. Gabriel DP Pvt.
SCOTT, John L. DP Pvt.
SELLS, Issac Sgt.
SELLS, John Pvt.
SHANNON, James Pvt.
SILCOX, Ewel Pvt.
SILCOX, John F. DP Pvt.
SILVEY, William R. Pvt.
SMITH, James R. Pvt.
SPENCER, Levi O. Pvt.
STANFORD, James M. Cpl.
STONECIPHER, Curtis Pvt.
STONECIPHER, David KA Pvt.
STONECIPHER, Joseph Pvt.
STONECIPHER, Thomas Cpl.
STONECIPHER, Wayne Sgt.
STRINGFIELD, Powhatan DP Pvt.
SUMMERS, Wm. H. DP Pvt.
TAYLOR, James T. Cpl
WEBB, John Pvt.
WEBB, John T. Pvt.
WEBB, Jefferson DP Pvt.
WEBB, Robert DP Pvt.
WEBB, Welcom Pvt.
WEBB, Willis ` Pvt.
WEBB, William R. Pvt.
WILLIAMS, William W. DP Pvt.
WILLSON, Andrew J. Pvt.
WILLSON, John C. Pvt.
WINNINGHAM, John Pvt.
WINNINGHAM, Richard D. Pvt.
WINNINGHAM, Thomas Pvt.
WRIGHT, Horace H. Pvt.
WRIGHT, William Pvt.
YOUNG, James Pvt.

DP – Died in Prison    KA – Killed in Action 

MUSTER ROLLS OF 2ND REGIMENT DEFECTIVE* * * * * * * * * * *       The muster rolls of the regiment are defective, most records having been taken by the Confederates when a large part of the regiment was captured near Rogersville, Tennessee on November 6, 1863.  The rolls have been reconstructed from all available sources of reliable information.  The process is ongoing for, even today a name can sometimes be added from a newly discovered document or even an old letter.  Pension applications are also an important source of information on Civil War Veterans.

 The information used in compiling this history of the 2nd Regiment has come from several different
written histories and articles on the regiment as well as from diaries and letters from a number of veterans.

MORGAN COUNTY is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, which has an elevation of about 1,500 feet above the sea.  It is surrounded by the counties of Scott, Anderson, Roane, Cumberland and Fentress.  The greater portion of the surface is very broken, especially in the southern part.  The principal mountains are the Crab Orchard, Lone and Brushy, the general trend of which is about the same as that of the Cumberland Range.  The largest streams in the county are the Emory and the Obed Rivers, with their respective tributaries, Crooked Fork and Clear Creek, and the Clear Fork of the Cumberland River and White Oak Creek.

The mineral resources consist in extensive deposits of coal and iron.  The soil, except in the bottoms, is not naturally rich, but is susceptible of a high degree of cultivation.  Experiments have been made, extending over a period of several years and it is found that nearly all valuable grasses can be successfully raised.   It is believed, however, that the growing of fruit is destined to become the most remunerative industry of not only Morgan County, but the entire Cumberland Plateau.  All fruits known to this latitude are grown here to perfection.  Especially is this true of grapes for wine making and this crop rarely if ever fails.

The settlement of Morgan County began soon after the Indian title to the lands was extinguished.  One of the first settlers, if not the first, was SAMUEL HALL, who located about seven miles northeast of Wartburg in 1807.  He had a large family of children, among whom were DAVID, ELIJAH, ELISHA, LUKE AND GARRETT HALL.  His brother, MARTIN HALL, located in the same vicinity. At about the same time DAVID STONECIPHER entered land and made a settlement on Crooked Fork. JOSEPH and BENJAMIN STONECIPHER entered land adjoining him, while EZRA STONECIPHER located on Beach Fork.  In 1814 MICHAEL STONECIPHER made an entry on Big Emory.  During the same year, JOHN M. STAPLES settled on the south side of Big Emory, near the crossing of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad.  He had six sons:  JOHN M., ABNER F., DAVID, WILLIAM, THOMAS AND BENJAMIN T.  The first two removed to other States.  The last named located near Sunbright, the site of which he owned.  The first settlers on Flat Fork were Elijah REESE and Titus ENGLAND, both of whom located in 1808.  The first to locate on White Oak Creek was John FREELS, who came in 1811.  The next year Royal PRICE settled on Clear Creek, at its junction with Obed River, on land which, prior to that time, had been occupied by William SHOEMAKER.  Among the other pioneers who came to the county prior to 1815 may be mentioned the following:  Mathias WILLIAMS, Ephriam DAVIS  and Nicholas SUMMERS, Who located on Crooked Fork.  Squire and Morgan HENDRICKS, who located on Emory River above the HALLS; John WEBB, who lived below, on the same stream; Charles WILLIAMS, Lewis RECTOR, Littleburg BRIENT, John CRAIG, Charles and Andrew PREWITT, who lived on Little Emory, or its waters; Jesse CASEY, Zachariah EMBREE, Hartsell HURT, who located on Crab Orchard Creek; Jeremiah HATFIELD and Basil HUMAN, who settled on Bone Camp, and John BRASEL, Jacob and John LAYMANCE, Andrew SHANNON and Robert McCCARTT, whose locations could not be definitely determined.  The house known as the “Indian Tavern” is said to have been built by William DAVIDSON, who came to the county  about 1810.  He had served in the Revolutionary war as captain of a company of North Carolina militia, and was one of the early settlers of Buncombe County.  He was a friend of the Cherokees, could speak their language, and his house became a sort of resort for them, hence its name.  As he did not own the land upon which the house was built, he soon removed to land which he entered about one mile south of Kesmet.

In 1817, the Legislature passed an act providing for the organization of a county to be named in honor of Gen. Daniel MORGAN.  It’s boundaries as then fixed,  included a considerable part of what is now Scott, Fentress and Cumberland Counties.  The first term of the county court was held in January, 1818, but as the records have been destroyed little is known of its transactions.  Soon, however, a town was laid off, on land donated to the county by Daniel S. LAVENDER, and a jail erected.  It was situated thirteen miles west of Wartburg, on the Nashville Road and  was known as Montgomery.  In 1832 Fentress County was erected and it became necessary to remove the county seat to a more central location.  Accordingly, on July 18, 1826, a new town of Montgomery was laid off on ten acres of land purchased from William WALL and lying on the east side of Emory River, about one mile and a half west of Wartburg.  The commissioners to locate the site and erect the county buildings were Jacob LAYMANCE, Chairman; John TRIPLETT, Benjamin HAGLER, John ENGLAND, Sharrach STEPHENS, Samuel SCOTT, and Sterling WILLIAMS. The first lot sold was purchased by Robert BUSH, a colored blacksmith.  Among the merchants who were engaged in business then before the war were--Cox, John II, BRIENT, William STAPLES, James JOHNSON, and Constantine BRAUSE.  Thomas S. LEA, a physician, and Levi TREWHITT, a lawyer, were also residents of the place.  Hotels were kept by Julian SCOTT and John H. BRIENT.  The land around the town, which had previously belonged to William WALL, was purchased by Samuel SCOTT in 1824.  He also entered a large tract of land on Emory River, above the town.  He was the father of Thomas, John, Samuel, Russell and Julian F.

In 1851 the first jail erected was replaced by a new one, and in 1852 the county court appointed commissioners to superintend the erection of a new courthouse which, however, was never entirely completed.  These buildings were used until 1870, when on March 26 of that year, an election was held to decide upon the removal of the seat of justice to Wartburg.  This resulted in a vote of 195 to 149 in favor of the removal, and C.G. JOYNER, R.A. DAVIS, L.B. SNOW, E.H. McKATHAN, W.L.E.DAVIDSON, Amos TAYLOR and J.W. DAVIDSON were appointed commissioners to sell the property in Montgomery with the exception of the jail, and to contract for the building of a courthouse.  This building was completed in the following fall at a cost of $3,132.36.

The town of Wartburg had its origin in a colonization company formed in New York in 1845.  The leading members were George F. GERDING, Augustus GUENTHER and Otto KINBUSCH.  A large amount of land lying in the vicinity of where Wartburg now is, was purchased and sold to colonists who came principally from Switzerland, though some from Germany were among them.  Of those who came first, in 1845, may be mentioned, Joseph GSCHWEND, Jacob WESPE, Christian BREI, Simon SCHMIDT, Christian WALT, Andrew FISCHER, Z. FISCHER, Peter BARDILL, Anthony VOLMAR, Bernhardt ZOBRIST and five others.  The next year about twenty-five families were added to this number.  With the advent of these colonists, a town was laid out and names Wartburg, which in April, 1851, was incorporated with Charles KRAMER, John WHITE, Thomas, JONES, Charles HAAG, and William JONES as commissioners.  The first settler on the site of the town is said to have been Walter DAVIS, who was succeeded  by Martin HALL.   DAVIS kept a public house which stood near the middle of the street nearly in front of the Central House.  The first store was opened by F. HEYDELMAN on the lot where Mr. SCOTT now lives.  Another store was kept by Mr. GERDING in the building opposite the lot now occupied by John HALL.  Back of this building stood what was known as the Emigration House, a log structure erected for the accommodation of colonists until they could build houses of their own.  Among the first emigrants were a number of Catholics, and at one time the building of a monastery was begun, but the war coming on, the work stopped and never resumed.  About 1846 a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized and the building still standing east of the Central Hotel was erected as a house of worship.  This was occupied until 1854, when it was converted into a schoolhouse and the present church erected.  In 1876 a new schoolhouse was built and the old church has since been used as a dwelling.  The pastors of the church have been as follows:  Revs. George WILKEN, Theodore HIRSCHMAN, B.C. BRIGMAN and the present pastor.  About 1879 a small Catholic Church was erected by Amelius LETOREY, who donated it to the bishop of the diocese.  A few years ago a Presbyterian Church was organized with about twenty members, with John L. MASON, Jacob BONAFACIUS and G. SCHLICHER as ruling elders.  The pulpit was supplied by Rev. Thomas ROBERTS until 1886 when he was succeeded by John SILSBY.  A church building to cost $1,500 is now under process of erection.

Since the opening of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad several thriving villages have sprung up along its line.  The two most important are Sunbright and Kismet.  In the northwest part of the county, at the junction of Clear Fork and White Oak Creek, is the famous Rugby Colony.  This colony originated with a company organized in 1877 in Boston, Mass., uner the name of “The Board of Aid to Land Ownership” with which Thomas HUGHES, Q. C. and John BOYLE, barrister at law, and other English capitalists afterward became associated.  Large tracts of land in Morgan, Scott and Fentress Counties were purchased, and October 5, 1880, the colony was formally opened by Mr. HUGHES in the presence of a large number of English and American settlers.  The board at once began and carried out a large amount of useful work.  Among the improvements were the Tabord Hotel, the Newbury House, Vine and Pioneer Cottages and a turnpike road to the railroad.  In 1881 Christ Church, with a schoolroom below it, was completed at a cost of nearly $5,000 and on June 5, 1882, the corner-stone for the HUGHES Public Library was laid by Mrs. HUGHES, the mother of Thomas HUGHES.  The library consisting  of 6,000 volumes, was donated by the publishers of Boston, New York and Philadelphia.  In 1884 the old Tabord Hotel was burned, but in July 1887, a new building, one of the finest of the kind in the South, was opened under the name of the Tabord Inn.

The village of Rugby now contains a population of from 200 to 300 and is fast becoming known as one of the great health and pleasure resorts in America.

The following persons have been the officers of the county since its organization, so far as their names could be obtained:      

Sheriffs: Garrett Hall, 1818-1820; James McClintock, Thomas England, Albert Hurt, 1836-1840; Garrett Hall, 1840-1842, Julian F. Scott, 1842-1843;  James Wilson, 1843-1848;  Jessee Triplett, 1848-1851;  Hausley Human, 1851-1856; James M. Melton, 1856-1858;  Meshack Stephens, 1858-1860; E. Lavender, 1860-1861; James R. Stanfield, 1861-1864:   Julian F. Scott, 1864-1866;   J.H. Byrd, 1866-1868;   J.F. Scott, 1868-1870; John Williams, 1870-1872;   G.D. Joyner, 1872-1874;   John Williams, 1874-1876;   J.F. Scott, 1876-1877; J.M. Staples, 1877, (January to September);   John Williams, 1877-1878;   John B. Williams, 1878-1880;         G. W. Green, 1880-1885;    H. Davidson, 1885-1886;   Benjamin Brasel, 1886.

Clerks of the County Court:   William Wall, 1818-1825;  Elijah Lavender, 1825-1836;  E. G. Kingston, 1836-1839;  Samuel P. Vaughn, 1839-1848;  G. W. Keith, 1848, 1856:  H. Human, 1856-1857;  Simon Hurst, 1857-1858;   James M. Melton, 1858-1861;  John H. Brient, 1861-1864;  John L. Scott, 1864-1874; John Hall, 1874-1877;  H. C. Wilson, 1877-1878;  M. F. Redman, 1878-1885;  J. A. Morris, 1885.

Clerks of the Circuit Court:  Robert A. Dabney, A. F. Cromwell; H.G. Bennett, 1836-1840;  Thomas S. Lea, 1840-1844; John H. Brient, 1844-1846; W.H. Williams, 1846-1852;  John H. Brient, 1852-1856;  William J. Scott, 1856-1860; M. Stephens, 1860—-;  William J. Scott, 1804–1866;  M.F. Redman, 1866-1870;  S.H. Staples, 1870-1882; J. W. Scott, 1882—.

Clerks and Masters:  B. T. Staples, 1858-1860;  H. H. Lansdon, 1860—;  John H. Brient, 1865-1870; G. W. Keith, 1870-1882;   S. H. Staples, 1882.

Registers:   Benjamin C. White, 1818-1824;  Daniel S. Lavender, 1824-1836;  Herndon Lea, 1836-1845;  Albert Hurt, 1845-1846;  J.D. Bennett, 1846-1855;  M.M. Brown, 1855-1856;  John Williams, Sr., 1856-1860;  L.H. Mosier, 1860-1864;  Garrett Hall, 1864-1870;  W. B. Crenshaw, 1870-1878;  John L. Scott, 1878-1886;  H. Davidson, 1886.

Trustees:  William D. Fields, 1842-1848;  J.C. Martin, 1848-1850;  Constantine Brause, 1850-1853;  Julian F. Scott, 1853-1854;  Albert Hurt, 1854-1860;  Jesse Stonecipher, 1860-1866;  John McCartt, 1866-1868;  M. Lyons, 1868-1872;  John Shannon, 1872-1874;  William Howard, 1874-1880;  John D. Kreis, 1880-1886;  M.B. McCartt, 1886.


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The children of Peter L. & Louisa Ann LAYMANCE Cross Mathis
Also listed are some of the siblings and parents of Louisa’s first marriage to Jacob Cross.

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Courtesy of Steve Mathis