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.

b: 3-21-1886
d: 7-30-1916
d/o Preston O & Martha Langley Holloway
~ ~ ~
First wife of
James Harrison Cromwell
m: abt 1905
~ ~ ~
Burial in Montgomery Cemetery


CROMWELL, Mrs. James–died on Sunday, July 30, and Mr. Cromwell is sick with typhoid fever.  He has our heartfelt sympathy.
[Morgan County Press, 8/16/1918, Vol. 1, No. 3]
[From Morgan Co., TN Newspaper Obituaries, Vol. I, pg 24.]

b: 3-21-1886
d: 7-30-1916
d/o Preston O & Martha Langley Holloway
~ ~ ~
First wife of
James Harrison Cromwell
m: abt 1905
~ ~ ~
Burial in Montgomery Cemetery

CROMWELL, Mrs. James–died on Sunday, July 30, and Mr. Cromwell is sick with typhoid fever. He has our heartfelt sympathy.
[Morgan County Press, 8/16/1918, Vol. 1, No. 3]
[From Morgan Co., TN Newspaper Obituaries, Vol. I, pg 24.]


Courtesy of Pansy Ward

One of the First Families of Tennessee
John was born abt. 1754 near Richmond, VA. He was drafted into the service in East Tennessee near Jonesborough under Captain John Clark, Major Jesse Walton and Colonel John Sevier. They fought the Indians for two years and was awarded a Pension. His parent’s names were not stated. He married Rebecca, maiden name unknown at that time. We have proof that Moses Caveat was the father of Rebecca. They were married 17-Mar-1790 in Sullivan Co., Tennessee. They lived there for about five years and then moved to Roane Co., Tennessee, in the part that is now Morgan Co., Tennessee and lived there for the rest of their lives. John died 4-Apr-1837 of the dropsy and his widow, Rebecca, applied for a Widow’s Pension on 1-Oct-1838, which she received until her death on 17-Mar-1850.

Rebecca stated that she and John had the following children:

Nancy (the eldest child) married Matthew Griffith on 31-Aug-1808 in Roane County and lived in Marion Co., TN.

Elizabeth married Alexander Hunter and 2)Elisha Hood. She died at “The Cove” in Overton County, (which later became Fentress Co.) abt. 1824.

Joseph born 17-Mar-1795 married the daughter of Robert McCartt, Sr. Her name is not stated but the 1850 Census shows her name to be Rebecca. Children listed were Joseph Anderson, Wm. Clark, Perlesia Ann, Preston O. and M.C. who we found to be Moses Claiborne. They also had a son, Henry Edgar, who was married by the 1850 Census. He is mentioned in the Pension Application.

William John born 17-Mar-1798. William may have married Polly VITATOE and was in the Spanish American War with his brother Joseph.

Kesiah born 24-May-1801 and married Barnabus ‘ Barnie’ DAWN. Found in Census 1850.

Rachel born 24-Jan-1804. Rebecca is shown living with her in the 1840 Morgan Co Census.

Moses Claiborne born 25-Feb-1807.

When Rebecca died, the following heirs were listed in the Morgan County Court Minutes. Nancy, Josiah (Joseph), Polly and William, Kassy, Rebecca?, Claiborne and Elizabeth. There is no Rachel listed on the Morgan County Census as Head of the Household, although, there is a Rachel Holloway in the household of Middleton B. Holloway.

This was P.I.H. by Sue Krezelak from Oregon. Was passed on to me from the Morgan Co. Library when I began to research the Family in 1994. Submitted by: Edna Pansy Briggs Ward. I am the great-great great grand daughter of John and Rebecca Cavett HOLLOWAY.



Joseph b. 17-Mar-1795 was the eldest son of John and Rebecca CAVETT HOLLOWAY. One of the First Families of Tennessee. Joseph  first married Rebecca McCartt abt. 1920.

Rebecca was the daughter of Robert and Hannah PETERS McCARTT. They were married at the home of her father in Morgan Co., Tennessee.

Joseph and Rebecca had the following children:

        Henry Edgar HOLLOWAY b. 20-Nov-1821 and d. 15-Apr-1899. Henry m. Matilda Lucretia SCARBOROUGH 2-May-1847 in Anderson Co., TN. They are both buried in Anderson Co., TN. They had eleven children. All born in    Scarboro,Anderson Co.,TN.

     Uraney Clay b. 17-Mar-1848 m. John T. Winchester d. 21-Apr-1917.
Rebecca Arvazine b. 7-May-1850 d. 19-Jan-1854

                Joseph Lupton b. 11-Sep-1852 d. 19-Jan-1854 
                Romulus Monroe ‘Rommie’ b. 20-Jan-1855 m. Eliza KIRBY 23-Feb-1880 d.   1929.

                Jonathan Scarborough b. 27-Jul-1857 m. Ida Bearden d. 24-Jun-1930

                Martha Carter b. 2-Aug-1859 m. T.C. COX d. Oct-1891
Anna Boleyn b. 21-May-1862 m. William Austin FREELS d. 4-Jan-1944.

                Margaret Tennessee ‘Tennie’ b.17-Mar-1865 m. John Alexander NICHOLS  d. 6-May-1928.

                William Robert b. 1-Jan-1868 Roane Co., TN. No further information

                Orpha Ann b. 17-Mar-1870.
Alvis Edgar b. 28-Aug-1874 m. Anna RABY abt. 1912. Anderson Co., TN

                Moses Claiborne b. abt. 1825. No other information at this time.

        Joseph Anderson b. January 1827 and d. 1906. Joseph A. m. Malinda Adeline BUXTON. They are buried in Morgan Co., TN.  Joseph A. was in Civil War. Malinda Adeline d. 1901. Adeline was the daughter of John O’Kelly and         Francis Jeno Hicks-Buxton.

        William Clark b. Jan 1856 m. Mary Ann TRIPLETT abt 1855.        Both buried in Bledsoe Co., TN.

        Perlesia Ann b. 27-Aug-1832 m. John Long SCOTT,II July-1853. They had nine      children. She d. 1921.
My Great Grand father Preston O. HOLLOWAY b. 13-Aug-1836. D. 1892. He married Martha Langley.
He had Bright’s Disease.  Their youngest child was 2 yrs. 9 children and only 1 son.

        Joseph Holloway was a Spanish Aamerican War Veteran. He was a victim of  the Civil War, the Union Soldiers came and took all his supplies. Total was about 500 dollars, and eventually was given 200 dollars back a full payment. We are not sure exactly when his lovely Rebecca died, she is not listed in Cemetery Records. It had to be after 1870, Joseph was shown to be living with his youngest son, Preston O. and Martha Langley Holloway in the 1870 Morgan Co., TN Census.

        Joseph married Nancy M. Buxton-Hawn 9-March-1870. Nancy was a sister of         Melinda Adeline Buxton Holloway wife of Joseph’s son, Joseph Anderson   Holloway. Nancy’s husband died at Andersonville Prison, GA., during the Civil War, and Nancy was sick, so they had a marriage of convenience. When Nancy died Joseph took care of the chidren, they had a pension and a place to live and someone to care for them. Nancy was first married to Elisha Hawn. They had two children, Meniphee and Jennie Hawn.

        After Nancy died, and the children grew up, Joseph married Mary Jane  Cruse-Gilbreath, whose husband had died at Ellis Island, NY.  A Union Prison Camp located there for Confederate Soldiers. He died of pneumonia.

        Joseph and Mary Jane were married 17-Oct-1877 by: Summers, J.P. Mary Jane drew his pension for the rest of her life. Joseph d. 6-Sept-1881. They  were buried together at Brock Cemetery, Deer Lodge, Morgan Co., TN.

 All research documented by Census Records, Pension Records, Cemetery Records, cousins, Jean Swint, Gail Dubs, Vera Fisk and written and submitted by: Edna Pansy Briggs Ward.


The following was found on a fly-leaf of an Old Ledger used as a County Court Minute Book from the
October Term – 1855 to April 1, 1861 in the office of the County Clerk of Morgan Co., TN.

Confederate States Drive

To Joseph Holloway for damages & CE three hundred horses, one-night & Morning fed upon

Corn, Oats and Hay………………………………………………………………2.25

To some fifteen Blankets and Bed Quilts and other House Furniture……………….10.00


1861 Zollicoffers Forces in passing to Kentucky to Corn – 100 Bushel……………100.00

Taken at Sundry Times



One ten year old Steer………………………………………………………..……8.00

Some fifteen Bushels Corn…………………………………………………..……..15.00

Five Bee Stands at three dollars per stand…………………………………..…….. 15.00

Irish Potatoes – Some Ten Bushels…………………………………………..……..10.00

Five loads Hay, Say, One, Thousand………………………………………..……..10.00

Note – At this time the County Seat was at Montgomery on Emory River

 Courtesy of Edna Pansy Ward

Preston O. Holloway, son of Joseph and Rebecca McCartt Holloway, b. 13-Aug-1836 in Morgan Co., TN., grew up in Morgan Co. TN., just in time for the Civil War. He had to go to Fentress Co., TN., to join the Union Army. While he was in the Army, he was ruptured. They sent him home. He was a farmer, and an Invalid. He married his sweetheart, Martha Aileen Langley, daughter of James O. and Margarette ‘Peggy’ Graybeal. They married 4-Mar-1967 in Morgan Co., TN at the home of her sister Rebecca Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Langley, wife of M.W. Buxton.
Preston O. Holloway d. 24-Nov-1892 of Bright’s Disease.

Their first child was born in January 1870. Rebecca Elizabeth Buxton.
We found a marriage record for Rebecca Elizabeth Holloway and William Riley Human on 31-March -1887.

Delia Alice b. 14-Dec-1872, cannot find any records for her.

Mary Ellen b. 12-Mar-1874, m. Willis Wiley Keith 25-Sept-1890. Mary Ellen died of Cancer on 19-Feb-1933 in old Montgomery Cemetery in Lancing, Morgan Co., TN.

Margaret Ann b. 9-Mar-1876, m. Charles Marion Gunter 9-Mar-1876. Margaret Ann died 29-Oct-1965 and is buried in Wartburg Cemetery, Morgan Co., TN with her husband.

Julia Florence b. 27-July-1879 m. Daniel Evens in Anderson Co., TN . They are both buried in Anderson Co., TN.

Othenia O. b.15-Dec-1881, m. Garrett Hall and divorced and m. William Clowers and they are buried in Wartburg Cemetery, Morgan Co., TN. Othenia died 31-Oct-1957.

Louisa Belle b. 31- March-1886 m. James Harrison Cromwell, 6-July-1905, they had three daughters and a son. With the son, Amos, Louisa died 30- July-1916 of childbirth fever. Amos died about 20 days later. They are buried in Old Montgomery Cemetery, Lancing, Morgan Co., TN.

Bessie b. 14-Nov-1890 m. Marshall Sexton and died 27-Sept-1977.
They had 10 children.

Joseph Preston Holloway b. 15-Mar-1883 d. 9-Sept-1973.

Researched and Submitted by: Edna Pansy Briggs Ward




DEC 17-1845…….P.I.H. —- OCT 22 – 1934

        December 17, 1845

State of Tennessee – Morgan County

Dear Brother and Sister. – I gladly embrace the opportunity of writing a few lines to let you know that through the mercy of God we are all well at the present hoping that these lines may come to hand and find you all enjoying the same blessing.  I have nothing strange to write to you, I am still living at the same place and can just make a little something to subsist upon. Though I cannot solve the question readily with the good old man who was remarkable for the happy and contented disposition.  Being interrogated he explained himself in this manner, in what-so-ever state I  am, I first look down upon the earth and call to mind that when I am dead, I shall occupy but a small place in it, I then look around in the world and many, who in many respects, are less fortunate than myself, then I learn where true happiness is placed, where all our cares end and how little reason I have to repine or complain, – yet times are hard in this country and a great cry for money, but this is universal, so that I need not dwell upon this. You stated that if Polk were elected president, we should have better times, we think they are needed in the country, crops in this country are generally good, corn is worth 12 1/2 cents per bushel, pork is worth $2.00 gross and beef about $2.00. People can make out for provisions in this country very well but money is hard to come at.

You stated that you had wrote several letters and could get no answer, I wrote to you and received but on letter from you, dated Sept – 23- 1845, though I have been somewhat negligent about writing, I now pledge myself to be more diligent and I want you to write to me and let me know how you all are.  There has been more sickness in this country than I ever knew, but this is one great blessing of which we can boast, you may boast of your country in points of fertility, but us of health.  So I think the world is almost upon an average. In one country there are great disadvantages, yet therefore having food and raiment, let us therewith be content. I have not heard of any of our sisters for a great while. You stated that you had not seen our sister this summer but that you were at her house twice last winter, but did not say whether it was Wilmoth or Naomi. In your next letter I want you to write all about them, for I know not where any of them is, mote than our uncles and cousins.  Vandoman Bird was present when I received your letter, they are all well and making out tolerable well I believe. I would be glad if you would come and see me, your family, some of them are able to manage the things at home, but with me the case different, for when I am gone there is none to see to anything.

I have thought that I would come and see you and your good country but time slips off, and opportunity appears no more favorable. Now as it respects the cause of religion in this country it is in a sort of a laodecian state at this time.  Politics has created such excitement and run to such excess it has poisoned the community and even the cause of religion has been injured, but this year we have a most excellent preacher and I hope we shall see the cause revive. I would be glad to see you, but if we cannot behold each other face to face let us keep up the conversation by letter, this will be some consolation.

As it respects my condition in secular matters it is only moderate. I have never been hungry but what I have something to eat and something to shield me from the piercing cold and I am not disheartened yet,  but whilst I have health and strength I can have something to go upon.  And if I know my heart, it is to do the right thing.  So no more at present but remain your affectionate brother till death.

M. B. and Lucy Carpenter HOLLOWAY to Charles F. and Mary England HOLLOWAY

Direct your letters to:

Jamestown,  Fentress Co., Tennessee

Submitted by: Sue Krezelak, 3202 Miller Court, Medford, Oregon.

Sent to: Edna Pansy Briggs Ward   from Morgan Co., TN Library, Wartburg, TN

My grandfather, Joseph Preston Holloway, born the seventh child and the only son of this family. Born 15-March-1883 married Ada Crimson Burns.On 29-May-1904. Joe Holloway d. 9-Sept-1973. They had nine children.

Ernest Holloway b 14-Feb-1905 m.Velma Houser and d.30-May-1971. He died of Luekemia. They have five girls.

Clarence Beryl Holloway, b. 26-Sept-1909 first married Ardella Bowling. Clarence d.5-Jun-1980. Buried in Richmond, IN.

Edna Pansy Holloway b. 26-Jun-1912 married James Lloyd Underwood.

Alice May Holloway, b. 1-June-1915, m. Thomas Gray, Sr. and he died.

Agnes Maxine Holloway, b.11-June-1918 and was killed in a car accident, 23-Feb-1935.

Joe Warren Holloway, b. 21-Sept-1920 m. Dorothy and d. 5-Mar-1980.
Joe is buried in Battlecreek, MI.

Nina Vera Holloway, b. 20-Jan-1923 and M. Rawliegh O’Dell and died 28-Jan-1980. She is buried in Tacoma Park, MI.

Junnie Evelyn Holloway, b. 8-Mar-1925 and died of Whooping Cough on 7-Aug-1926. She is buried in Old Montgomery Cemetery.

My Mother, Dora Beatrice ‘Kate’ Holloway b. 21-Feb-1907 married William Nathan Briggs. She was born the second child on a farm. So, she had to learn how to plow and make a garden. Her father made her quit school in the 6th grade and help run the farm. She learned to shoot a gun, and to do anything the boys had to do on a farm. She had a natural flair for housekeeping. You never found her house dirty or messy.
After she married Bill, he would go away and stay for a long time in the beginning, and she and Wayne, her son would go out and kill a rabbit or squirrel for supper. Or whatever they could find. The older girls learned to fish. After so long a time, Grandpa Briggs was sick of this, and gave Mother some land down on the River and some on Hwy 27. There was a shack to live in, and that is where I was born. A salesman stopped one day and he began to see how things were so he offered her candy and beer to sell. She couldn’t buy anything, she had no money. So, he told her to take a box of candy and a case of beer and she could pay him when he came back. When he came back, she had enough money to pay for that and buy more. Thus, a Business Woman was born. She died 16-July-1984 and is buried in Morgan County Memorial Gardens, Wartburg, Morgan Co., TN. She was the greatest woman who ever lived to all us children. Her children:

Wayne Parker Briggs b. 28-Aug-1925 and d. 26-Oct-1998.

Helen Christine Briggs b. 26-Jan-1928 and d. 23-July-1995.

Willie Frances Briggs b. 1-Feb-1930 and lives in Harriman.

Marilyn Sue Briggs b. 28-Feb-1932 and d. 4-Oct-1970.

Edna Pansy Briggs b. 10-Dec-1939 and lives in Knoxville.

Researched and Submitted by:Edna Pansy Briggs Ward, 1331 Margaret Rd., Knoxville, TN. 37920-4601. Family Bible Records, Cousins, Census Records, Cemetery Records.


Children of John Long and Perlesia Holloway Scott of Morgan County

 Lydia Elizabeth Scott Delius, Alice Scott Lane and Robert Daily Scott were three of John Long and Perlesia Holloway Scott’s children of Morgan County. Lydia Elizabeth married Robert Daniel Delius son of Charles Henry and Margaret Delius of Morgan Co. Charles & Margaret moved to Morgan Co. from New Jersey sometime between 1866 and 1870 when their son, Robert Daniel was born there.

Robert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius’ children are: Grace Margaret Delius Longmire, Hazel Bud Delius Collins, Charles Harold Delius, Robert Daniel Delius Jr., Alice Scott Delius Mynatt, John Joseph Delius.

All of these children were born in Morgan County except Alice and John Joseph, who were born in Roane County.

#  1 ROBERT DAILY SCOTT #2 ROBERT DAILY SCOTT – 1954 s/o John Long and Perlesia Holloway Scott’
#3 ROBERT DAILY SCOTT & UNKNOWN #4 ROBERT DAILY SCOTT & ALICE SCOTT LANE children of John Long and Perlesia Holloway Scott’
#5 R. D. & BETTIE SCOTT DELIUS #6 LYDIA ELIZABETH SCOTT DELIUS d/o John Long and Perlesia Holloway Scott
#9 JOHN JOSEPH DELIUS s/o Robert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius #10 HAZEL BUD & GRACE MARGARET DELIUS children of Robert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius
#11 GRACE MARGARET DELIUS d/o Robert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius #12 GRACE MARGARET DELIUS LONGMIRE d/o Robert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius
#13 CHARLES HAROLD DELIUS SR. s/o Robert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius #14 CHARLES HAROLD DELIUS, SR.
#15 CHARLES HAROLD DELIUS SR. s/oRobert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius #16 ALICE SCOTT LANE John Long and Perlesia Holloway Scott
#17 ALICE SCOTT DELIUS MYNATT d/o Robert Daniel and Lydia E. Scott Delius *

Courtesy of Libbi Longmire Lay – Grand-daughter of Grace Margaret Delius Longmire


Born: November 1869, Morgan Co., Tennessee     
          d/o John Scott and Perlesia (Holloway) Scott
Died: July 1937 Knoxville, Tennessee
Buried Lynhurst Cemetery
 Fountain City, Knoxville, Tennessee 
Married: Robert Daniel (Bud) Delius 
 August 1890 Roane Co., Tennessee

Robert Daniel & Bettie Delius

Autograph Album of Lydia Elizabeth (Betty/Bettie) Scott

Front Cover of Autograph Album Dear Bettie Should sorrow ore the brow It’s darkened shadow fling And hopes that cheer thee now Die in this early spring Should pleasure at it’s birth Fade like the hues of even Turn those away from earth There’s rest for thee in heaven To thee a toilsome way And gladness cease to beam Upon ?? clouded day:- If like the weary dove O’re shoreless Ocean driven Raise thou thine eyes above There’s rest for you in Heaven Your true friend Mrs. J. H. Rogers Jan 4th 189? ( 3 or 8?) —————– Courtesy of Pat Adams – Great Granddaughter of R.D. & Bettie Delius

 News Clips – 1919

The press will be thankful for items for this department, either by telephone, mail or in person.  Telephone No. 24.

Mr. T. WEIDEMAN expects to leave for Hot Springs, Ark., after the fair to take the baths there.

Edison MELTON has been discharged from the Army and has returned home.

Married:  Walter THORNTON and Dora BARDILL, Feb 28, 1919

Mail contractor, M. M. GOAD has his “Tin Lizzie” out of commission and Arlow RYON is carrying the mail.

Marriage Licenses issued

Week of March 7, 1919
Luther Wheeler to Fanny Belle Hickman
James Massengale to Corda Price
Fred Lehman to Lena McGuffey
Walter Thornton to Malinda Stringfield

Week of March 21, 1919
Fred Headrick to Emma Langley
John G. Fletcher and Ella Frogge were married March 8, 1919

Week of March 26
James Bunch to Nancy Daughtery
Lawrence Howard to Bell Hawn
Daniel Choates to Amanda Griffin

Week of April 18, 1919
John Lester to Bertha Holloway

Week of April 19, 1919
Edward H. Jackson to Edith Hudson
Charles Monday to Versie Reynolds
Hansford Brewer top Dora Armes
Samuel Armes to Bertha Shields

Week of May 23, 1919
James McKeethan to Mattie Grant
Arthur Barnett to Ocie Ooten
Tom Hardie Stringer to Albertie Willis

Week of May 31, 1919
John Phillips to Clara Griffith
Oliver K. Shannon to Ida May Davidson
J. M. Lambrith to Maxie Ried
Vannie Henry to Mandie Hawn

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And it came to pass in the reign of Woodrow the First, that Oliver of the tribe of Shannon of the Village of Sunbright said unto his mother, ‘I pray thee allow me to go the village of Burrville and choose a wife among the
daughters of the tribe of Davidson.’   And his mother said, ‘My son, as thy heart desires and as thy soul longeth, go and choose a daughter of the tribe of Davidson, and may the Lord be with thee.’And it came to pass that Oliver rose up and came to the house of William of the tribe of Davidson, and said, ‘I pray thee let me take to myself
Ida, of you household to wife.  And William replied, ‘as thy soul longeth so be it unto thee.’  And it came to pass that they were married and lived happy ever after.  [Morgan County Press dated June 6, 1919]
Marriage Licenses  July 1919
Arthur Martin to Edith Jester
Hobart McCartt to Mary Ethel Hall
Luther Edmond to Laura Jestes
M. V. Jackson to Phenia N. Galloway

Week of July 12, 1919
Will C. Liles to Lizzie Hudson
Carl Blankenship to Eula Kesterson
Luther Hall to Amanda Melton
one listed as “don’t publish”

Week of July 25, 1919

Floyd Cole to Ruth Murry
Charles Barger to Rosa Owens
Week of August 1, 1919
Horation Shaver to Myrtle Owens

Week of August 8, 1919

William H. Shoemaker to Cynthia Dahuff, (Married Aug. 7, 1919)
Luther Barnes to Kate Johnson
Joseph Cooper to Mary L. Honeycutt
Arthur Sampsel to Mary Jackson

Week of August 15, 1919
Chas. E. Trew to Elsie Phillips

Week of August 22, 1919
Fred Ehme to Flora Carler

Emerich OOLAH who has been working in Cleveland, Ohio, died suddenly of the flu last week in that city. His wife and children left Saturday to attend the funeral.

Geo. OLSON, a first class private in the U. S. Army is home on a furlough from France, proudly wearing two gold chevrons, indicating 12 months of over seas service.

SITTING EGGS, from purebred S. C. Rhode Island Reds, $1.25 per sitting of 15.  N. Jacks, Lancing, Rt. 1.

Sheriff  SCOTT handed in several booze fighters, Friday.  Our sheriff is trying to do his duty.
Mr. HAMBY of Glen Mary, who is Deputy United States Marshal brought in an old copper tank  Friday, which had been used for making Wild Cat whiskey.. Mr Hamby has destroyed five stills in the past two weeks.  Most of these stills which he destroyed were located in Scott County.  From the signs there seems to be a splendid chance to destroy several stills in Morgan County.  We are hoping  that Mr. Hamby will locate in Morgan County.
Thorwald STRAND has purchased lots from Mrs. Fred PHILLIPS, on which he is building a fine residence.

Mack GUFFEY has moved over to the Geo. HOWARD farm.
It is reported that Sgt. Alvin C. York, the hero of the World War is to be married, June 7, 1919, at the picnic to be given in his honor at the Old Camp Ground.  Gov. A. H. Roberts will officiate.


Royal Flour  $1.40 per bag
Pink Beans 9 ½ ¢ per lb 
One lot mixed beans 7 ¢ per lb
Granulated Sugar 10½ ¢ per lb
Extra Evaporated Peaches 14 ¢ per lb. 
Best Burning Oil 15 ¢ per gal


Cordell Hull of Dayton, Ohio, was calling on Miss Charlotte Morton.

Most all the farmers are done planting corn here
Mrs. G. M. York and daughter, Edith were in Rockwood last week.

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Dunkleburg of Rugby Road visited here Sunday.

Misses Mae Blair of Allardt and Rebecca Galloway  of Sunbright visited Mr. J. C. Hicks last week.


Mrs. S. N. Hutcherson and little daughter, Lena, of Oakdale were the guests of her Parents, Mr. & Mrs. James McCartt, Sunday.

Mrs. James England of this place was called to Lancing Friday morning by the very serious illness of her husband, who was clerking in the store for Mr. A. P. Brown.  They took him to Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Knoxville.
Work on the pike between Sunbright and Deer Lodge is moving along nicely.

Mr. Ruben Hurtt of Huffman Switch is moving into Mr. B. H. Humans house back of the Grist mill.

Jesse Davis is improving after a long sick spell of Typhoid fever.

The funeral of  Eli Mays  wife was preached at the same time of the Memorial Day services at Prospect.

W. A. Cooper made this office a call Saturday.

J. S. Smith celebrated is 77 anniversary last Sunday. Guests were Dr. & Mrs. Easley, Rev. T. V. Peters of Harriman, and Mr. & Mrs. Nitzschke.

Mr. & Mrs. H. V. Easley went to Athens, Tn., last Sunday to see their daughter Violet,  receive her high school diploma.

Ben Jacks of Cincinnati, spent a few days with home folks.

Mr. Claud Goldston and Henry Taylor of Oakdale and Arlo Ryon of Deer Lodge were calling on the Galloway sisters, Catherine, Lillie and Charlene on Sunday.

Mr. Hurshul Peters has returned from France “Looking Good”.

Miss Margaret Morgan and Geo. F. Galloway were the dinner guests of Mr. & Mrs. O. K. Shannon.



Born to Mr. & Mrs. Joe Freels on March 17th, a fine boy.

Mrs. Martha Lindsay died at her home, Tuesday night, March 15.  She leaves her husband and ten children to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest in Mill Creek Cemetery.

Sept. 19, 1919
When the Knoxville mob broke down the jail doors it released one prisoner against his will.  He was due to serve eighteen days, and didn’t want to get in trouble by leaving, but the mob told him to get out or they would kill him.  He got out!
Shoe manufacturers say the price will not go higher but 1920 should see a decline.  A fine feat!!

More Marriage Licenses issued

Week of September 5, 1919

Felix Melton to Nellie Jestes
Bert Shoat to Nellie Hayden
Walter Best to Vada Adams
Week of September 12, 1919
Nathan Robbins to Myrtle Neeley
Joe Sexton to Lillie Smith
Chas. Poston to Sarah Wilson
Chas. Daniel to Julia Dunn

Week of September 20, 1919
Jopnes Davis to Flora Dyer
C. B. Hawn to Maggie M. Davis
Earl Freels to Nellie Langley
Wm. A. Coffman to Oma A. Watson

Week of October 3, 1919
Lee Walker to Marie Fletcher
Lee Morgan to Ida Taylor
Wesley Brannon to Charlene Barns

Week of October 10, 1919
Alex Smith to Mary Byrd
Carl Gunter to Amy Garrett
Floid T. Wheeler to Francis M. Bradley
Robt. Roddy to Grace Jack

Week of November 14, 1919
Willie R. McDaniel to Bessie Summer

Week of December 4, 1919
A very quiet and simple wedding took place on December 4th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. John Owen.
Miss Nina Owen and Mr. Oliver Galloway were united in marriage by Rev. John Peters.

Week of December 12, 1919
Miss Anna Heidle & Mr. Walter Bardill were married at the Lutheran Church. Attendants were Misses, Marie Heidle & Edith Bardill, Otto Schubert and Ed Heidle. Mr. Bardill has recently returned from oversear where he served in the 3rd division.

Walter J. Bardill to Anna H. Heidle
Rupert W. McCurley to Ollie F. Cecil
Miss Adkins and Munsom Heover got married last Sunday.
Week of December 13, 1919
Mr. Asmer Kenneth Johnson of Sunbright, and Miss Geneva Batson Crumley of Covington, Ky., were married December 13, 1919 at the home of the bride in Ky.
The Y. W. C. A. assisted 3,600 war brides in coming to the United States from Europe, and, as is known, only one of these brides went back. The war brides stuck! Their husbands, while on duty in France, offered them a home in America, whenever they got back, and we feel sure that most all of them will make good wives. It takes some grit and love to make a wife leave her own native land for a strange county she has never seen, and only knows through her visiting husband

Six German Helmets will be assigned to Morgan County to be distributed as premiums as follows:
One Helmet to the man selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the woman selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the man selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the lady selling the largest number of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the boy selling the greatest number of Liberty Bonds.
One Helmet to the girl selling the greatest nuimber of Liberty Bonds.
Should the same party sell both the greatest number of Bonds and the largest number of dollars worth, the second Helmet will be awared to the party selling the second greatest number.
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Jesse Brewster – Rainbow Division  
Phillip Hall  
Dot Bird  
Theodore Basler  
Lawrence Joyner  
Jack Ramsey  
Arthur Duncan  
Roy Morgan  
Sgt. Walter Kries – 82nd Div  
Ed. C. Peters  
Roy Morgan  
Lt. Lester Davis  
Pvt. Hydle Brown  
Jones Davis  
Walter Human  
Joe Mosier  
Kenneth Johnson  
Henry Dundeberry  
Corp Asmer K. Johnson  
Clyde Neil 
Heidel Brown  
Harrison McCann  
Will Cromwell  
Hill Byrd – Old Hickory Div.  
Carl Kreis – 30th Div.  
Joe Summer – 30th Div.  
Carson Brown – Old Hickory Div.  
James McKeethan – Engineering Corp.  
Casper Norman  
Ernest Erickson- Old Hickory Div.  
Vernon Parrott – 30th Div.  
Oscar Human  
Walter E. Human  
Wilburn Hall  
Mark Hambright  
Everet Jones  
Carl Trew  
Dudley Holloway  
Harvey Bullard  
Fred Bullard 

Issued the week ending Sept 13, 1919

Charley McKinney to Lena Jordan
Mart Balinger to Delphia Kesterson
A. S. Terrel to Edith Clark

Recorded in the Register’s office for the week ending Sept 13th, 1919.

R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley 1 lot 10th district $65.
R. A. Davis C. & M. to J. C. Alley, lots in Oakdale, $500.
J. C. Alley and wife to Mr. I. N. Williams, lots in Oakdale, $500.
L. Risedan and J. W. Hall to Mrs. I. N., Williams, 2 lots, 10th district, $200.

The ‘Pie Supper” for the benefit of the Library on Saturday night was a most enjoyable occasion. $59.75 was received for the Library case and books.

The shipment of books expected for over a week has arrived at Mr. Holder’s.

Chapel Tuesday was had under the management of the 7th grade. Friday the 6th grade will have charge.

SEPT. 23, 24, 25, AND 26, 1919.


October 31, 1919   The first week after losing our chief compositor our paper was a failure; last week we got a left-handed paper; next week we expect to get a cross-eyed paper, and the next a one-legged paper and the next a one ‘hand’ paper.  If you are not already a subscriber, you had better subscribe and keep up with all these startling things.  Only $1.00 a year.  It is worth more than that.

 Lea & Sirean Neil of Banner Springs are the proud parents of a bouncing nine pound baby boy.  He is  the name sake for his grandparents, William Neil and Shade Beatty. (May 23, 1919)

Rev & Mrs. Gamble of Sunbright are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter. (July 1919)

John E. Williams of Wheat, Tn., has bought a new Ford Car and is enjoying himself riding.  (July 1919)

Peter Strand of Deer Lodge, left for more fertile fields in the carpenter line, over in “Old Virginia.”

Chas H. Cromwell, who moved to Allart some months ago, is now moving back to Burrville. (April 1919)

John Owen and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Banner Springs.  (April 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Martin Galloway formerly of Oakdale, are moving back to Sunbright. (March 21, 1919)

Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Beaty of near Banner Springs, lost their darling little baby Thrusday morning. (Dec, 5, 1919)


Brasel & Sons have placed in my hands for collection, their mercantile accounts.  All persons owing said firm, please call and settle and save cost.   T. A. Morris, Attorney

I wish to announce to my friends and customers that I am now in the mercantile business again. A list of a few of the things I have to offer:

Men’s Khaki pants $1.25 – better grade $2.00
Dress Shirts  90 cents
Pure Lard 35 cents
Hams  42 cents 
Dry Salt Extract 35 cents


To the Republicans of Morgan County
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff, subject to the Republican Primary to be held  December 20, 1919. If elected, I shall endeavor to discharge the office in a business like manner and to perform my duty according to law and be governed by the processes that are put in my hands to the best of my ability.
I was born and raised in Morgan County and have always supported the Republican Party.  I am a poor man and need the office, and having made the race two years ago and was defeated, I feel now that I am entitled to the office this time.
W. M. Holder



Michael Arnold II
Ryle Rgt
Thomas Adcock North Carolina
Henry Begley Virginia
Daniel Blevins North Carolina
Thomas Butler North Carolina
John Craig North Carolina
John Crenshaw Virginia
William Davidson North Carolina/Virginia
Gabriel Fry Virginia
Meshack Green North Carolina
Joseph Griffith Virginia
Samuel Hall North Carolina
John Holland Pennsylvania
William Holland Maryland
John Holloway Tennessee
John Howard South Carolina
Thomas Knidred Virginia
John Lawson North Carolina
James McDaniel North Carolina
Nathaniel Milton North Carolina
Sebastian ‘Boston’  Ollis
b Germany 1743, d Morgan Co TN
South Carolina
Joseph Patton North Carolina
Williams Patterson Virginia
Able Peak Virginia
Clemmon Phillips North Carolina
Royal Price North Carolina
Charles Priestly South Carolina
John Reed South Carolina
Joshua Roberts Virginia
Joseph Stonecipher North Carolina
John Staples Virginia, d/ Morgan Co. TN, 28 June 1837
John Williams Virginia
Smith Willis Pennsylvania


b – February 16, 1918 – Glenmary, Scott Co., TN
Dora Beatrice “Katie” Holloway
Addie Jones Branstetter
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s/o Samuel Webster Walker
Nellie Jane Todd
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Grandson of:
Joseph Samuel Walker,  & Almira Robbins
William Miller Todd & Sarah “Sally” Martha Russell
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Franken Thelma Walker
Sally Wilma Walker
Geneva Elmira Walker
Phyllis Josephine Walker
Russell Robbins Walker
Bonnie Jean Walker
Willis Todd Walker
Jackie Burns Walker
Janelle Gaye Walker