Prominent Tennesseans, 1796-1938
Who’s Who Publishing Co.
Lewisburg,  Tennessee
Copyright, 1940

pg. 277   WARTBURG

BROCK, WILLIAM RILEY, Sheriff of Morgan County. Born in  Morgan County on Sept. 8, 1873, of English-Scotch-Irish descent.  His parents were Milton T. and Cordelia T. Kesterson.  His paternal grandparents were Lindsay and ( ) Brock.  His maternal grandparents were James and Elizabeth Walker Kesterson.  Educated in the public schools of Morgan County.  Member of the Baptist Church; Mason; K.P.;  Republican.  Mr. Brock was elected Sheriff in August, 1936 over his  oponent by an overwhelming majority.  Previous to this he had served  as Deputy Sheriff for five years.  Prior to that he was in the lumber  business for several years, was Postmaster at
Pilot Mountain for twenty  years, and was store manager for a lumber company.  His long public  career has earned for him a reputation of dependability.  His  overwhelming vote on his election as sheriff is evidence of the  high esteem in which he is held by the citizens of his county. Mr. Brock  is the father of ten children:  Mrs. Delta Mae Smith; Virgil Brock; Mrs.  Mabel Emerson; Otto Brock; Mrs. Bertie Anderson; Ava Brock; Carl T. Brock;  Edward Brock; Hazel; William Riley, Jr.  Mr. Brock has eleven  grandchildren.  He says that his hobby is “making friends”.  His  grandfather
Kesterson and his father fought with the Federal forces   during the Civil War.  He was first married to Malissa M. Phipps on  August 2, 1892, and later to Susie Gann on  January 15, 1900.

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

WALKER FAMILY PHOTOS

THE MELTON WALKER FAMILY
L to R-   Nell, Melton,(Buster) Rose,
Mary, Eva Johnson and Helen.
      Melton was born 3/1878 in Scott Co. TN  died 12/28/1953.
Melton Joseph is the son of Edmond Harvey and
Nancy Ann Voils Walker
Eva Johnson Walker born 7/16/1896,  died 3/1928.Photo taken in 1919
MILTON JOSEPH WALKER
b. 3-28-1878 – d. 12-28-1953son of
Edmond Harvey Walker
and
Nancy Ann Voiles “Vine”Burial: Piney Cemetery
Oakdale, TN
EVELENE JOHNSON
b. July 16, 1896 – d. March 21, 1928Daughter of
John Buster Johnson
and
Lillian ForresterBurial: Piney Cemetery
Oakdale, TN

John Buster Johnson
B-1/14/1870 D-1/18/1957.
Father: Allen Johnson, Mother: Evalena.
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Lillian Josephine Forrester
B-12/4/1874 –  D-7/10/1960
Father: John Forrester
Mother:  Elizabeth Gibson Bullard
Parents of Eva Walker

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Mary Irene Walker
Born:12/3/ 1915
Died:12/12/1933
Burial: Piney Cemetery Oakdale, TN
Otto Barnes.
Taken in  Summer of 1933

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Jimmy Walker
Jane Walker
Bonnie Walker
The children of Milton and Eva Walker.

Taken Oakdale, TN

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UNDERWOOD, WANDA MARIE WALKER,
born Oct. 3, 1919, passed away Sept. 2, 2000, in San Pablo, California. She was 80 years old and a native of Oakdale,TN.  She was the wife of the late Marshall William Underwood, born April 16, 1913 and died Jan 28, 1976, also of Oakdale, TN.  She is survived by son Larry Dean Underwood of Texas; daughters Barbara Marie Ayscue of North Carolina and Shirley Ann Roberts of California; sisters, Rose Barnes and Helen Dunaway of Tennessee,and Janalena McFarlane of Illinois and Bonnie Cline of Florida; brothers, Ernest Walker of Indiana and the late Alva and Jimmy Walker of TN. She had 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great- grandchildren.  Wanda was laid to rest in Rolling Hillls Memorial Park Richmond, California, Sept. 7, 2000.

Submitted by her daughter: Shirley Ann Roberts

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HELEN L. WALKER DUNAWAY
Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
ROCKFORD-Helen Lena Walker Duaway, 83, of Rockford IL, died at 11:09 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002,
in Swedish American Hospital. Born: Feb. 7, 1918, in Oakdale, TN, daughter of Milton J. and Eva Johnson
Walker. Rockford resident for 50 years, coming here from TN. Married: Eugene Dunaway on Jan. 11, 1952, in Georgia. She retired from OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Feb. 1991. Helen was baptized into the
Seventh Day Adventist Church on Feb. 7, 1948. Survivours include children: Wade Irene Vasquez, Mary Jane (Richard) Barker, both of Rockford., Dwight (Kathy)Dunaway of Roswell, NM, Sherry (Jim) Kolthoff of Rockford, Janice (Don) Watts, Berona (Ken Dodge, Ronald Dunaway, and Conrad (Linda) Dunaway; 30 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by husband, Eugene; daughter Roslinda Farrish; and sons, Eugene Jr. and Lon Dunaway.

Services at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels Ltd., East Chapel, 1001 Second
Ave., with Pastor Carlos Pena of Belvidere Seventh Day Advantist Church officiating. Burial: in Scandinavian
Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the East Chapel. Memorials to: Seventh Day
Adventist Church, 230 Van Buren St., Belvidere, IL 61008. 1-29-2002. [Rockford Register Star]

Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

WILLIAM & LUCRETIA UNDERWOOD



Parents of  
DRUCILLA UNDERWOOD WALKER  
b:5-18-64-  d: 3-11-33 
and 
Grandparents of 
 GRANVILL WALKER 
son of Drucilla 
his birth-June 23, 1901-died June 8, 1969 



Courtesy of  Patsy Walker Lesher
 

  WILLIAM HALL
b 4-4-1896
d 8-13-1974
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EMMA SMITH HALL
b 10-7-1900
d- 7-31-1974

WILLIAM HALL 
was the son of
Wiley Hall and Louise Adkins.
He was born: April 4, 1896.
Buried at Adams Hill Cemetery in Chestnut Ridge.
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EMMA SMITH
was the daughter of
George W. Smith and Huldah Green.
She was born:October 7, 1900.
Buried at Adams Hill cemetery in Chestnut Ridge.
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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

BARNES FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM
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ROSE WALKER BARNES

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BARNES, MRS. ROSE WALKER
age 93, of Oakdale, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2007


Left to right–   Betty Jo Langley,
Alyene Barnes, Jane Walker,
Lorene Monday,
and Roger Boshears.  E-mail  if you can identify
the boys in the background.This was taken about 1940
Floyd J. Barnes Melton J. Walker
and granddaughter  Helen.
Taken at Oakdale
Walter B. Barnes
born1903 –  Died 1962                             MarriedEmma Davis


 

Jackson Barnes B-5-24-1852  NC
died 7-6-1929
Buried at Crab Orchard Cemetery.
Juda Frances Morgan B-5-6-1868 TN  Died-3-31-1927
Buried at Crab Orchard Cemetery.Children: Luther, Ollie Pearl, Charles, Mary,George,Walter,
Effie and Floyd.
CHARLIE CLARENCE BARNESPFC 310 Aux RMT Deport VCBorn: Jan. 12, 1892
Died: March 12-1963Son of: Jackson and Juda Morgan Barnes[Notice tents behind trees to left]
 Rose Walker Barnes
is the one in the center of the back row with the arrow pointing to her.
Maybe someone else will know who is in the picture.
Taken in front of the old Oakdale school building.
Year is unknown!

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JAMES BARNES – 1900

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NATHAN BARNES

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LUMMIE BARNES

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ANNIE BARNES

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AARON & POLLY GRANT BARNES

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CLIFFORD & HAZEL BARNES

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PAUL & JESSIE BARNES
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HENRY  BARNES
&
SUSIE ELIZABETH BANE
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Henry, b Feb. 14, 1880, d, April 27, 1945
Susie Elizabeth Bane, b Aug. 30, 1882, d July 11, 1969
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Parents of
William (Bill) Barnes
b-March 12, 1912, d, Nov. 28, 2000

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BARNES FAMILY REUNION

Courtesy of Judith Pitcock

SUNBRIGHT CEMETERY 

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

JOHN LUTHER GRIFFIN
b:  8-24-1886
d:  6-23-1956
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MARTHA WALKER GRIFFIN
d/o Edmond & Martha Needham Walker
b:  3-19-1897
d:  10-6-1980
ROBERT LEE GRIFFIN
s/o John & Martha Walker Griffin
b:  11-10-1924
d:  Jan. 21, 2001
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ELIZABETH MARIE
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
b:1-26-1921
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

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

 

 

JOSEPH & ARMINDA HUGHES WALKER

JOSEPH & ARMINDA HUGHES WALKER


  
MY GREAT-GRAND PARENTS: 
Joseph M. WALKER was born about 1850.  He died about 1918.  He was buried in Petros, Morgan County, TN. 
  
INFO FROM A DESCENDANT:  Joseph and Arminda once lived at Isolene, Cumberland County, TN and grandpa Walker used to light the oil lamps on the streets at night.  After Isolene, they moved to Petros, or Oakdale, cause I remember grandpa was a Guard at the prison there (Brushy Mountain Prison at Petros). 
  
MARRIAGE-SOURCE:  Marriage Index, Tennessee, 1851-1900-County Court Records, Microfilm Number : 0583166, Walker, Joseph Spouse : Hughes, Arminda, Marriage date : Oct 11, 1868, County : Hamilton, Gender : Male. 
  
NOTE-DEATH: Tennessee State Library and Archives Historical and Genealogical Information. 
TENNESSEE DEATH INDEX 1914-1925 
Morgan County Index : Part 3 
WALKER, Joseph M., 68, 1918, Morgan, #443 
  
He was married to Arminda Catherine (or Katherine) HUGHES on October 11, 1868 in Hamilton County, TN.  Arminda Catherine (or Katherine) HUGHES was born about 1843.  She died about 1932.  She was buried in Petros, Morgan County, TN. 
  
NOTE: Her name could have been spelled:  Armidda, or Armenda, Catherine or Katherine, Amanda or Arminda???   A granddaughter is named after her and her name is:  Mattie Lucinda Arminda Katherine Austin. 
  
NOTE:  This information is from Edith AUSTIN Rice:  Ike or Polk Tucker was a Ticket Agent at Petros, TN. At a train Depot there.  Edith Austin and Laura WALKER Austin took a train from Mayland, TN to Petros, TN.  Luke Austin (Laura’s son) sent money so she (Laura) could make the trip to Jenkins, KY where Arminda Walker and Mattie Tucker were living…..this was about 1923 and this must have been AFTER Joseph died, that’s why Arminda was there with Mattie in Jenkins, KY.  Arminda Walker was buried at Petros, Morgan County, TN – but not sure if she was buried with her husband Joseph Walker or not.  Not sure if Joseph was buried at Petros or not. 
  
Joseph M. WALKER and Arminda Catherine (or Katherine) HUGHES had the following children: 
  
 +23 i. Emma WALKER. 
 +24 ii. Mattie WALKER. 
 +25 iii. Laura Cena Ann WALKER (born on December 4, 1880)…MY GRANDMOTHER. 
  
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DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ANY OF THESE? 
  
WALKER and a TUCKER connection 
  
FATHER: Jasper Tucker 
Mother:     Mattie Walker 
  
1.    Ike Tucker 
2.    Polk Tucker 
3.    Grady Tucker 
4.    Edith Tucker 
5.    Alton Tucker 
Do you have “anything” on any of these? 
  
NOTE:  This information from Edith AUSTIN Rice: 
Mattie WALKER Tucker lived and was buried in Jenkins, KY.  She lived there all her life and ran a Boarding House there.  Edith and her mother, (Laura WALKER Austin), went to Jenkins, KY, when Edith was about 6 years old.  This would have been around 1923, cause Joseph Walker had already died and Joseph’s wife, Arminda HUGHES Walker, was staying with their daughter, Mattie WALKER Tucker, in Jenkins, KY. 
  



 Submitted by  E. Ray Austin 

 

WILLIAM (WILLIS) WALKER & DRUCILLA UNDERWOOD WALKER
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Drucilla is on the right, on the left is Monica Cooper.
I believe Monica was my uncle Harvey Walkers first wife.
(Note the suspenders and old hat my grandfather is wearing)
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William would order his marble, then he would make tombstones of it.
He made tombstones and sold them all over Morgan and Tri-Counties.
He even made some for people who lived in KY.
He was very good at his trade and countied that trade until his demise in 1948.
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Grandpa had four boys and two girls. Their names were Edith, Ollie, Harvey, Granville, Frank, and Lee. Lee was my father and Marie [Fletcher] Walker was my mother.


Photo and information courtesy of George Walker, grandson of Willis Walker and Drucilla Underwood

1948 at one of our Walker Family Reunions

back row from left to right, are
Harvey Walker-Easter Smith Walker-Milton Walker–Lee Walker–Joe Davis.

front row left to right-Freeman Davis-Marie [Fletcher] Walker–
Ollie Galloway Davis Walker
Edith Daniels Hamby Walker.
The little boy in overalls is George Walker standing in front of his mother Marie Walker. The little girl is Joann Henry Walker and her mother Easter Walker is holding her.

Nancy Ann Voils Walker and her son Milton Joseph Walker

wife of Edmond Harvey Walker

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Milton Granville Walker

Granville Walker moved from Sunbright to West Virginin when he was a very young man. He had three brothers and two sisters: Harvey, Lee and Frank; sisters, Ollie, and Edith

Photos and information courtesy of George Walker