March term 
Be it remembered that the County court began and held in the town of Wartburg in the County of Morgan and the state of Tennessee.

_____ MELHORN, LEWIS HENDRICK, AUGUSTUS HEADRICK, were examined by the court and upon their oath say that WILLIAM BANEKE, dec’d, did not leave any property of any kind or nothing of value of anything.  Therefore,
the court releases T. A. Senkerick the guardian of one of the minors from any libilities of the estate.JOHN KRIES,commissioner of the estate is released of any libilities.

Ordered by the court that P. O. HOLLOWAY be allowed to fence the road leading across the bridge at Rock Creek and facing his house.  The overseer of the said road be required to work the road crossing the creek below said bridge and heretofore viewed and reported.

SAMUEL H. STAPLES brought into open court the following paper, which was ordered to be copied.: State of Tennessee, S. H. STAPLES exparte upon motion M. F. ADKINS practicing lawyer of this court it is ordered by the court that the clerk of this court issue to the said S. H. STAPLES such is required in order to obtain a license to practice law viz: that he is  21 years of age, a citizen of Morgan County in said state of Tennessee and of good moral character integrity and soberity.

We the undersignedm viewed and located a 3rd class road begining at MENAN DAVIDSON running by DANIEL PITTMANS, then via EUGENE LYNCH and by JOSEPH DAVIDSONS, intersecting the old turnpike road at JNO ENOS old place.  Signed: MENAN DAVIDSON, RUFUS JONES, EUGENE LYNCH, JAMES DAVIDSON, JNO M. STAPLES.

F. FREYTAG, guardian of the minor heirs of GEORGE D. HOWARD has made settlement as follows: That he is charged with $241.54; that he has expanded $234.34 leaving in the hands of the guardian $7.

B. T. SUMMERS and S. J. McKETHAN adm. of C. CARPENTER, dec’d, this day made final settlement, which settlement was excepted (sic) by the court and ordered recorded.

By partition of sundry citizens of the 5th civil district it is ordered by the court that the voting place of said district is hereby  established at W. H. JONES instead of WILLIS MORRIS.

P. 1
Ordered by the court that EDWARD FREELS be paid by the trustee out of the contingent fund, levied for the year of 1873, the amount of $73.39 1/2, it being the full amount of an outstanding warrent issued in payment for the building of the county jail at Montgomery,

By partition of PHOBE M. BYRD it was ordered by the court that S. H. STAPLES be and he is hereby appointed guardian of SAMUEL H. BYRD, minor of SAMUEL BYRD, dec’d.

Ordered by the court that C. P. SAFFELL be required to give futher security as guardian of SAMUEL and BETTY SAFFELL at the next term of court,.

Ordered by the court that letters of guardianshilp be issued to J. S. FRITTS, public guardian for the benfit of AINCENT?? JOSEPH, JAMES and REBECCA minors of RANSON McCOY dec’d

AMELIA FORSTNER was appointed adm. of the estate of JOSEPH and EKIZA FORSTNER, dec’d. (Confusing, in the body it states “The estate of JOSEPH and AMELIA FORSTNER”) JOHN HALL Jr., and CHARLES H. DELIUS securities.

P. 5
It appears to the satisfaction of the court that JOSEPH and ELIZA FAWLWINKLE late of said county are dead, they died 1873 and 1874.  They  died instate and AMELIA FORSTNER has been appointed adm. of the estate.

P. 5 to 8
Dr. F. A. SIENHUECHT and Mrs. ROSEANNA KUHN produced in open court a paper writing purporting to be the last will and testment of DAVID KUHN and moved that the said will be admitted to probate and that letter of  testamentary? be issued to them.  S. H. STAPLES, PETER HENRY, and JNO KRIES subscribing witnesses to the will, say they were called by the said DAVID KUHN in witness to the paper now exhabited in court.  The
said DAVID KUHN, is now dead and they signed the instrument at the request of the said DAVID KUHN.

P.  8
On motion of MARTIN HALL it is ordered by the court that M.T. ADKINS be and is hereby appointed guardian of MATILDA, DAVID,  LETITIC, EMILY JANE and SAMUEL HALL minor children of GARRETT HALL dec’d.

On motion S. H. STAPLES Esq., M. T. ADKINS is appointed adm. of JNO STAPLES dec’d.

H. W. BUXTON, guardian of the minor heirs of ELISHA A. HAWN made settlement which was accepted by the court.  There is remaining in the hands of the adm. The sum of $39.66, and BUXTON renews his bond as adm.

June Term 1874
p. 10
WELCOME WEBB is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at WM. J. SCOTTS and leading to the forks of the river above JAMES McCARTS.  The following hands are to work on the road: MARTIN GARRETT, LEWIS LANDRUM, ZACHARY HALL, BENJ. HALL, ANDREW CROMWELL, JAMES HAMBY, WM. H. McCART, RILEY SHANNON, ARCHIBALD McCOY, WM. WEBB, and RUFUS WEBB.

THOMAS DUNCAN is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at the ford of BUCKS Ford near D. M. KELLYS and ending at the ford of Crooked Creek near DAVID STONECIPHERS.

M. STEPHENS adm. of S. C. HONNEYCUTT, dec’d, appeared in court and ask for 12 more month to settle the estate because of some litagaton in regards to the property of the said HONEYCUTT.   Granted.

P. 11
LEWIS POTTER is appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining at the forks of the road between JNO GREENS and W. R. WILLIAMS and ending at the ford of Obeds River.  The following hands will work on the road: JAMES MELTON, JAMES POTTER, JENRY MELTON,  WM. MELTON, JNO POTTER, WAYNE

P. 11 & 12
The will of DAVID KUHN Sr., dec’d, dated 2-7-1874 is contested by DAVID KUHN Jr. ,_______MAEGLIN and wife, N. MAEGLIN, ordered by the court that the matter be sent to the Circuit Court of Morgan County.  They are the children of said KUHN, dec’d, COOKE and TELLMAN Solictors.

July Term 1874
P. 13
ENOCH R. DUNCAN appeared in court and suggested that he be released from the libilities of an appernic? male child, a minor heir of JAMES M. BRIENT, entered into at a former term of this court.  Granted

It is ordered by the court that the child be , heir of JAMES M. BRIENT, be delivered to RUSSELL SCOTT Sr., who is the grandfather of the said child.

NANCY JANE HODGE is approve guardian of the minor heirs of JAMES K. GREEN, dec’d, she gave bond  of $250, JOHN HOWARD and M. D. HODGE security,

It is ordered by the court that RUSSELL SCOTT Sr guardian of HENRY BRIENT, minor of JAMES BRIENT be recinded on failure to give bond.

P. 15
A. R. LEWALLEN guardian of W. C. PETERS, a minor of LEANDER J. PETERS, dec’d, made settlement which was accepted .  The settlement shows that the said LEWALLEN has drawn from the government $166 since his last settlement.  LEWALLEN, renewed his bond.

P. 16
M. T. ADKINS attended his resignation as Notory Public. 8-3-1874.

GEORGE TAYLOR is appointed overseer of the old road from the top of the hill on the west side of Clear Creek to the Cumberland County line.  The following hands are to work on the road: All the hands on JACOB HARMONS farm, JAMES TAYLOR farm JOHN F. LEE farm, LEWIS POTTER farm, F. SHUBERT

W. A. WILLIAMS appeared in open court and suggested the death of JOHN WILLIAMS, leaving no will or testament, and W. R. WILLIAMS is appointed adm. of the estate.

LUCY COOPER guardian of MARGARET and DAVID ASHBY, minors of JOSEPH ASHBY is released of futher libilities as guardian, having paid the full amount of the distribing?? shares.

September Term 1874
P. 19 to 25
HENRY CHILES JP of the 1st district, JOHN HALL elected County Court Clerk, JOHN WILLIAMS Sheriff of the County, WM. B. CRENSHEW Register of Deeds, JOHN D. KRIES, Tax Collector.  MARTIN HALL Constable of the 4th district.

P. 27
Ordered by the court that J. D. JOYNER be allowed $50 office fees for the year 1874.

J. S. FRITTS adm. of the estate of C. S. FRANCIS made settlement which was accepted and ordered recorded.

JOHN W. LAYMANCE, Corner of Morgan County, appeared in open court and tended his resignation which was accepted.

P. 28
The lands of EDWARD PRINCE, dec’d were sold to JOHN M. DAVIS for $55, but the said purchaser has not paid the amount to me at this time . 9-7-1874 S. H. STAPLES

JOHN L. SCOTT is allowed the sum of $100 for making out the tax list for the year of 1874.

P. 29
S. H. STAPLES, Clerk of the Circuit Court presented the following bill. State vs SUSAN HALL   $50

E. M. BLEDSOE is constable of the 7th district.

P. 30
W. B. LANGLEY is constable of the 2nd district.

LINDSY COOPER granted license to practice law.

October Term 1874
p. 33
WILLIAM LOVE is appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at Liberty Church by JOHN WILLIAMS farm up the mountian to LOVES farm, to R. O. TAYLORS farm running to the old road by E. FAIRCHILDS and to intersect the Knoxville road at JAMES M. JONES.

P. 34
ANDREW R. LEWALLEN appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the ford of White Oak at CARPENTERS mill place to JAMES S. STONE.

SAMUEL LONG appointed overseer if the Huntsville Road from the forks of the road at the top of Clear Fork hill to the county line near ISAAC RISDENS.  All the hand on JOHN BREWSTERS farm and DELANY TOMPKINS to work on road.

LAYTON GOUNY appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the Clear Fork at the BREWSTER ford to the county line at WALTER LEWALLENS. All the hand at ANDREW YOUNGS, JOHN YOUNGS,  N.H. GUFFEE,  C.C. SCHEN and THOMAS STONECIPHER place to work on the road.

W. D. FRANCIS appointed overseer of a 2nd class road begining ath the corner of G. W. KIETHS fence by way of JOHN W. LAYMANCE mill to intersect the county road at the GERDING LANE.

D. J. GILDY appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the ford of the Emory River at Montgomery to the top of the TRIPPLETT hill, west to the TRIPPLETT gap.

P. 35
AMOS YORK appointed overseer of a 3rd class road begining at the Wartburg/ Jamestown road near Mount Vernon Church, along the dividing ridge between Clear Fork and White Oak to the county line near DEMPSEY

P. 36
JOHN W. LAYMANCE allowed $5 for holding the August election of 1874

S. H. STAPLES resigned as guardian of SAMUEL H. BYRD, minor of SAMUEL M. BYRD dec’d, .  The minor is place in charge of J.S. FRITT, Public Guardian of Morgan County.

December Term 1874
p. 37
MARTHA FRITTS formally MARTHA HONEYCUTT partitioned the court to be appointed guardian of the minor heirs of H. C. HONEYCUTT, dec’d, viz: VESTA ANN age 7, DAVID D. age 6, MARY age 5.   Granted.

P. 38
LYDA C. BAIL asked to be appointed as guradian of her own children, ELIZABETH and LINCOLN HENDERSON.  Granted.

WALTER CARROL an orphan of three years of age is apprenticed to ORVILLE EVERETT until 21 years of age in the occupation of farmer, he is to be given a common education in the common schools.

P. 40
SAMUEL F. SCOTT is granted the privilege of establishing a ferry across the river at or near Montgomery in Morgan County.  No other person is allowed to establish a ferry on said river, except for their own private
use.  Privilege to extend until 1-1-1876.  He shall keep open a safeway to and from the ferry for the use of footman and horseman and that he be allowed to charge the following: men on foot low water $0.05, men on
foot high water $0.10, got each passager, men on horseback, each man and horse $0.10, high water $0.20.

P. 41 He is not to carry person when the river is deemed, by him, to be dangerous.  He has until 1-1-1875 to establish a boat for the use of footman, and until 2-1-1875 to establish at boat for carrying horse.  He
is to have all the privileges granted other furyman(sic) by law.  He made a $200 bond.

Francis Marion and Mary Jane Innis Galloway

Francis Marion Galloway
was the son of
James Jr. and Nancy McCann Galloway.
Mary Jane Innis
was the
daughter of John and Lucina Innis
parents of Chester Galloway

Courtesy of  Kim Barnes

b 2-22-1840?
d 7-14-1908
Burial in Sunbright Cemetery


and wife
Nancy, 1840 – 1893
Burial in Sunbright Cemetery


Back Row:
Margret Pittman Morris, Amul Blair, Mimmie Cook.
Ova Ann Brotherton Pittman, holding Edna’s Baby,
and a Mrs. Northrup and Baby.
(Any other information on this photo appreciated!)
and husband
Albert Benton Brotherton 
and his wife
Annie Owens. 
Albert Brotherton preached his last sermon
at the church in Rugby

Osa Brotherton Galloway with
Flonnie & Ora May

Home of J. Cullen Summers-Sunbright

Photo was with the photo of the Summers Home
Folks on the Porch – who are we???


Bertha Pittman and Thomas Buress


‘Uncle John and Aunt Mary’, were residents of Burrville during and after the Civil War.
Parents of: Timothy James H., John F., Levi, Samuel, George, Fletcher, Eliza Jane, Catherine, Hannah, Orlena, Armilda and Augusta, the last three being triplets.

From: The Morgan County News
March 14, 1968

b 4-4-1896
d 8-13-1974
b 10-7-1900
d- 7-31-1974

was the son of
Wiley Hall and Louise Adkins.
He was born: April 4, 1896.
Buried at Adams Hill Cemetery in Chestnut Ridge.
was the daughter of
George W. Smith and Huldah Green.
She was born:October 7, 1900.
Buried at Adams Hill cemetery in Chestnut Ridge.
They’re children are::
Nellie (Hall) Galloway (my mother) Married to Orville Galloway
Cecil Hall, married to Nellie Walker
Junior Hall, married to Myrtle Hall
Theodore Hall
Eunice Hall, married to Theodore Ooten
Mable Hall
Enith Hall, married to Oren Nichols
Ruth Hall, married to A.C. Simpson

Photo Courtesy of Pat Galloway Rymer – granddaughter


Mary Ruby Summer Parker
Daughter of Charles T. & Leona Galloway Summer
John Bryant Parker, Jr.
9-10-1939 – 12-10-1950
Judith Jane Parker
8-31-1940, 12-9-1950
Thomas Avery Parker
7-26-1948, 12-9-1950

Courtesy of Judith Pitcock


Located East of Sunbright, about .3 mile on Pea Ridge Rd. Located on both sides of the road.

b:  8-24-1886
d:  6-23-1956
d/o Edmond & Martha Needham Walker
b:  3-19-1897
d:  10-6-1980
s/o John & Martha Walker Griffin
b:  11-10-1924
d:  Jan. 21, 2001
b: 6-10-1945


Jennie Elizabeth Ashe
b:  Dec. 8, 1864
d:  Aug 18, 1924
Elizabeth Forrester
b:  8-15-1841
d:    8-9-1917
Clarence & Clara BULLARD
Twin Babies of
Wm. and Isabelle Bullard
Born July 16, 1906  –  Born July 16, 1906
Died May 14, 1907 –  Died May 19, 1907
Flara Mae Davis
b:  3-3-1899, d:  10-13-1977
Glena Human Davis
b:  1-2-1923,  d: 1-16-1994
James Roddie Davis
b:1-20-1902 -d: 3-18-1972
son of John R. & Lillie White Davis
John R. Davis, Sr.
b: 5-27-1866 – d:  8-25-1950
Lillie M. Davis
b: 8-21-1876  – d:  3-21-1910
Rueben N. Davis
b: 1-4-1924, d: 7-18-1981
Virginia D. Davis
b: 11-18-1907 – d: 11-6-1967
Francis Marion Galloway
b:7-21-1870,  d: 3-4-1958
Mary Jane Galloway
b: 11-7-1882, d: 9-19-1965
Maryville Ray Galloway
d:  6-22-1943
Rufus Jones,
2nd husband of Mary Jane Forester
Mary Jane Forester Galloway Jones
b: June 11, 1853
d: Nov. 24, 1937
d/o Wm. Bowen Crabtree and Mary J. Kinder Forester
Hugh Kinder Jones, Sr.
b:  4-24-1891, d:  5-18-1968
s/o Rufus and Mary Jane Forester Galloway Jones
Grace Shotwell Jones
b: 1-4-1894, d:  8-3-1985
W. R. (Bob) Johnson
b: 1-14-1895,  d:  6-10-1981
James Martin Galloway,
b:  3-2-1885,  d:  4-28-1959 –
s/o  James Martin and Mary Jane Forester GallowayAdra Howard
b:  1-5-1895,  d:   5-19-1972
Thelma White Galloway
b:  5-3-1923, d:  12-6-1990Kenneth Aubrey Galloway
b:  12-21-1914, d:  7-25-1985Courtesy of Judith Pitcock


Parker, Ruby Summers Family (click here for Parker Family)




STONECIPHER, R.B. “BOOTS” – age 92 of Lake City, left to be with the Lord, Monday, May 19, 2008, surrounded by family and friends at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born March 19, 1916 in Morgan County, TN to the late William Martin and Sarah Bell Stonecipher. Boots was a member at Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City, TN. He was also a member of the Crystal Lodge #616 F&AM and was proud to serve his country in World War II. Boots is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leonard “Fatty” Stonecipher. Survivors: wife of 52 years Gladys Day Stonecipher; brother, Glendean Stonecipher; daughters, Donna Stonecipher Mylott & husband Calvin, Tammy Orick, Tabitha Stonecipher Jerolmack & husband Ian; son, Terry Stonecipher; granddaughters, Tesha Thornell Papik & husband Jimmy, Tasia Orick; great grandchildren, Jimmy “Bootsy”, Jesse & Jadon Papik; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Clear Branch Baptist Church in Lake City, TN. Funeral service: 8:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2008 at the Clear Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Papik and Rev. Don Martin officiating. Interment: 11:00 AM Friday, May 23, 2008 at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the: Clear Branch Baptist Church Building Fund 1030 New Clear Branch Road P.O. Box 490 Lake City, TN 37769. Hatmaker Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.
Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel on 5/21/2008.
[Submitted info: Ralph Buford Stonecipher (Boots) was born in Petros, Morgan County..son of William Martin Stonecipher and Sarah Bell….he lived most of his life though in Anderson county.he was our oldest living Stonecipher family member from the Morgan county branch.. he died as a result of a car accident]
Betty Jo Weaver 
daughter of James A. Weaver and Mary Cordelia Stonecipher. 
Mary Cordelia d/o Vardeman and Emily Stonecipher

daughter of James A. Weaver and Mary Cordelia Stonecipher…

Hazel Langley 
d/o Welda Ernest Langley and Nancy Ethel Stonecipher. 
Married Samuel Fletcher Sweet. Nancy Ethel Stonecipher d/o Vardeman Stonecipher and Emily Wilson.

Wedding photo of Mary Elizabeth Howe,
d/o of James Woolridge Howe and Myrtle Nell Stonecipher. 
Myrtle was the daughter of Joseph Marion Stonecipher and Sarah Haskins; 
Joseph s/o Vardeman and Emily Wilson Stonecipher.

Lawrence Russell Langley 
s/o Welda Ernest Langley and Nancy Ethel Stonecipher.



The children of Vardman Luther Stonecipher and Emily Wilson:
Hubert Charles Stonecipher
Vada Myrtle Stonecipher
Nathanial Jackson Stonecipher
Mary Cordelia Stonecipher
William Martin Stonecipher
Nancy Ethel Stonecipher
Joseph Marion Stonecipher

left to right:
Back row:  Ernest Langley with wife Ethel Stonecipher in front of him
Joseph Stonecipher with wife Sarah “Sally” Haskins in front of him
Vada Stonecipher with Charles Henderson in front of her
Nath Stonecipher with Tressie Patrick in front of her
Hubert Stonecipher 
Mary Stonecipher with James Weaver beside her
Bill Stonecipher in back behind Mary and James Weaver
The Stonecipher Family
*The children of Vardman Luther Stonecipher and Emily Wilson (who is also in the photo).
It appears to be taken at Uncle Nate’s house during a reunion.  .
From left to right are: William Martin; Ethel, Perry Walker, Vada, Nathaniel Jackson, Emily Wilson Stonecipher, Samuel Walter, Joseph Marion, Charles Hubert and Mary.     Photo not dated* * * * * 
From left to right:
William Martin Stonecipher b. 1/20/1886, Petros, Morgan County; d. 8/29/1969; Briceville, Anderson County; md. Sarah Bell; bd. Leach Cemetery, Anderson County

Nancy Ethel Stonecipher b. 4/27/1892; d. 8/27/1975, Harriman, Roane County; md. Welda Ernest Langley

Perry Walker Stonecipher b. 11/19/1882, Petros, Morgan County; d. 1/28/1948, Egan, Morgan County; md. Bess Chadwick; Rachel Rainwater; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Vada Stonecipher b. 3/25/1889; md. Charles Hubert Henderson

Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher b. 3/26/1894; d. 12/26/1967, Petros, Morgan County; md. Tressie Patrick; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Emily Wilson Stonecipher b. 6/5/1860; d. 11/27/1934; d/o Charles Wilson and Abanatha Farmer Williams; w/o Vardman Luther Stonecipher; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Samuel Walter Stonecipher b. 1/31/1887, Petros, Morgan County; d. 9/24/1937, Briceville, Anderson County, TN; md. Theresa Anislee Kesterson; bd. Union Cemetery, Morgan County

Joseph Marion Stonecipher b. 8/25/1881, Petros, Morgan County, d. 9/16/1966, LaFollette, Campbell County; md. Sarah Haskins; bd. Woodlawn Cemetery, Campbell County

Charles Hubert Stonecipher b. 1/27/1896; d. 9/20/1966; Lake City, Anderson County; md. Lucy McElhaney 
Mary Stonecipher b. 3/16/1898; d. 5/8/1961; md. James Arthur Weaver


 d/o Charles Wilson and Abanatha Farmer; 
md. Vardman Luther Stonecipher



d/o Emsley Jeffers Kesterson and Nancy Elizabeth Taylor; 
md. Samuel Walter Stonecipher.
Stonecipher reunion used to be held at the old Stonecipher homestead.  This was taken in 1964.  At the far left is my grandmother Vivian Stonecipher Jarmon, I believe Corene Vowell Stonecipher is next to her, Tressie Patrick Stonecipher (wife of Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher), Patsy Sue Jarmon, with her son Joe seated at the table, I don’t recognize the next elderly woman and lastly Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher standing at far right.



Vardman Luther Stonecipher
 s/o Martin Luther Stonecipher
 and Nancy Melton
md to Emily Wilson

Samuel Walter Stonecipher 
s/o Vardman and Emily Wilson Stonecipher

md to Theresa Annislee “Lee” Kesterson.
Taken at the Stonecipher Reunion in Petros, Morgan County, TN
from left to right:
Theresa Annislee “Lee” Kesterson Stonecipher holding Powell child,
Gladys Malvern Stonecipher Powell holding Powell child, Fred Arnold Powell, Samuel Walter Stonecipher, Joseph Marion Stonecipher, Emily Wilson Stonecipher, Unknown, probably Sarah Margaret Haskins Stonecipher, Myrtle Nell Stonecipher Howe with Howe baby; James Woolridge Howe. 
 Children in front are probably Howe children.
Stonecipher Brothers

William Martin Stonecipher; Joseph Marion Stonecipher, Samuel Walter Stonecipher
and Hubert Charles Stonecipher.
Lucy McElhaney

born 1/10/1905; died 2/1/1999
 She was the wife of Hubert Charles Stonecipher

If you can identify these folks, please email me
We don’t know what these people are..someone thought it was Aunt Julia Ann Stonecipher Kelly, but don’t know.
Julia Stonecipher Kelly

A photo of the old Coalfield Post Office with Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher, wife Mary Ellen Russell and their children Robert Russell and Samuel Martin Stonecipher.
Photo courtesy of 
Nathan K. Stonecipher
Samuel Martin Stonecipher
 son of Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher and Mary Ellen Russell, 
with wife, Clara Freels

Seated to the left is Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher, behind him is his son, Robert Russell Stonecipher and to the right of him is his other son, Samuel Martin Stonecipher.  To the right is Eugene Griffith, with his son, Russell Griffith.

Nathan K. Stonecipher. and his wife, Ellis Mae Darby.Nathan is the s/o Robert Russell Stonecipher and Nannie Mae Meade.

Courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher.

Nathaniel Jackson Stonecipher (1866-1934) s/o Martin Luther Stonecipher and Nancy Russell with his prison work crew (he is on the horse) from Brushy Mountain.Photo Courtesy of Nathan K. Stonecipher of Las Vegas…
Galloway Family Reunion 

28 September 1905- Howell County Gazette

Descendants of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway Celebrate…. 
{daughter of Daniel Stonecipher and Obedience Brasel}

Had a Large Picnic Dinner Saturday At Home of J.R. Galloway In This City 

The Galloway family, one of the oldest and largest families of Southern Missouri, held a reunion at the home of J.R. Galloway on West Broadway, in this city, Saturday. There were over 100 of the relatives present of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway, the oldest member of this family. This reunion was held to celebrate the 83rd. birthday of Mrs. Galloway. Early in the day relatives of this good old lady began gathering, for they came from all parts of the country. By the time the noon hour had arrived the house and yard were full of the young and older generation. Each family came with well filled baskets and a big dinner was spread on the lawn in the beautiful yard and the celebration in fact was an old fashioned picnic dinner. There was everything good to eat and all did ample justice to the repast. Just before the feast began a group picture of the gathering was taken. 

Mrs. Rhoda Galloway, in who=92s honor the celebration was held, came to Howell County with her late husband, G.W. Galloway, in 1857. They came overland from East Tennessee, for in those days there were no railroads in this section. They located on a farm one mile northwest of town, where the elder Mr. Galloway passed away several years ago. 

G.W. Galloway was widely known throughout this section as a minister of the Primitive Baptist church.When the Civil War broke out he enlisted under General McBride and was made a captain. He fought in the battle of Wilson’s Creek and two of his sons, Dan and Charles, were in the same battle. His brother, Uncle Jesse Galloway, was also in the same conflict, but fought in the Union army. Shortly afterwards G.W. Galloway was taken a prisoner and with others sent to St. Louis. He was treated as an ordinary prisoner of war, but the other prisoners soon learned that he was a man of great heart. Every Sabbath he preached the gospel to them and they soon learned to love him. Daily the women of St. Louis brought food to the prisoners, and Mr. Galloway often divided his share with a sick prisoner who was in more need of delicacies than he himself. The following year he was exchanged and finally returned to his family to live the remainder of his days in peace. 

Among the older persons present were Uncle Sam Galloway, who resides on Gunter’s Valley and is in his 80th. year, and Mrs. M.E. Lasater, of this city. Both are among the early settlers of Howell county, and have a long list of descendants. This is the first time for many years that the Galloway’s have been together. All of the eight sons and daughters of Mrs. Rhoda Galloway were present and it was a source of much happiness to her to see them together once more. Mrs. Galloway is still hale and hearty and makes her home in this city with her daughter, Miss Lizzie Galloway, who cares for her. The many friends of this estimable family hope that she shall remain on earth for many more years and live to enjoy other birthday celebrations equally as happy as the one of last Saturday. 

Article taken from the Howell County, MO, GenWeb

(courtesy of Angela Meadows)

Man Stricken at Fire, DiesWartburg, Dec 27 – (Special) – The old home of a well known Morgan County family caught fire last night and Nathan J. Stonecipher, who had long lived there, was stricken with a heart attack and died. Mr. Stonecipher, 73, died about 10:30 p.m., while the house was burning, but he did not suffer any burns. He was a retired mine foreman of the Brushy Mountain
Prison coal mines; was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Petros First Baptist Church, and active in the Democratic Party. The fire was believed to have started in the kitchen flue. Mrs.
Stonecipher ran to a neighbor’s for heldp. The house and  much in it burned. Fifty-one years ago Mr. Stonecipher had taken his bride to his family home to live. His wife was formerly Tressie Patrick. Mr. Stonecipher also leaves a son, Nathan J. Stonecipher, Jr.; Harriman,
daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Hill of Knoxville and Mrs. Robert Grasmuck of Okinawa, whose husband is a Lieutenant-Commander in the Navy; foster son, Curtis Wilson, Harriman; brother William Stonecipher, Briceville; sister, Mrs. Ethel Langley, Oakdale.
The body is at Schubert Funeral Home.
Knoxville News-Sentinel, Dec 27, 1967


STONECIPHER, MRS. LEE KESTERSON, age 81, passed away Sunday at her home in Briceville. She was the widow of Sam Stonecipher. Survivors: 6 daughters, Mrs. Vivian Jarmon, Mrs. Gladys Powell, Mrs. Faye Hayes, Miss Ovena Stonecipher, and Mrs. Dorothy Schroeder, all of Briceville, Mrs.  Geraldine Hardin, Ringgold, Ga.; 2 sons, Walter A. Stonecipher, at sea with the Merchant Marines; Leroy Stonecipher, Detroit, Mich; 30  grandchildren; 56 great-granchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Wednesday 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Briceville; Rev. Ralph Cline and Rev. Albert Seiber officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery in Morgan County. The body is at the home where the family will receive friends. Martin’s, Lake City, in charge of arrangements. [Source: Knoxville News Sentinel; March 30, 1976]

Ezra Robert Stinecipher
b. 6/3/1848, Morgan Co, TN,
s/o Henry Hampton Stonecipher and Nancy M. Goddard.
Married:  1st Rebecca Byrd; 
                  2nd, Mary E. Burgess
4/5/1924, Fordland, Webster County, Missouri. 
Served in the 7th Tenn. Mounted Infantry
Civil War Pension Index


Submitted by Angela Meadows 

b June 11, 1853 
d/o William Bowen and Mary Jane Kinder Forester

and her second husband
Rufus Jones
Mary’s first husband was James Martin Galloway


Nora, Leona, and James are the children of Mary’s
first marriage to James Martin Galloway
Hugh Jones is the son of Rufus and Mary Forester Galloway Jones.


Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

Left to right—–

Courtesy of Faye Stringfield Northrup

Possibly Hannah B (Carpenter) Galloway (Photo courtesy of Joe Galloway)