Descendants of John Coward

Generation No. 1  

1.  JOHN1 COWARD was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  He married ELIZABETH WIMBERLY GRIFFIN Unknown.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Child of JOHN COWARD and ELIZABETH GRIFFIN is:

2.                i.       JOHN2 COWARD, b. 1721; d. Unknown.

  

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN2 COWARD (JOHN1) was born 1721, and died Unknown.  He married MAYBEE CAKE. 

Children of JOHN COWARD and MAYBEE CAKE are:

3.                i.       JAMES3 COWARD, SR., b. 1753, Dorsetshire, England; d. 1814, Rutherford County, NC.

                  ii.       WILLIAM COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       JOHN COWARD, b. Unknown.

  

Generation No. 3

3.  JAMES3 COWARD, SR. (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1753 in Dorsetshire, England1, and died 1814 in Rutherford County, NC.  He married WEAVER1 1772 in Rutherford County, NC.  She was born Unknown in Rutherford County, NC2, and died Bef. 1810.

Notes for JAMES COWARD, SR.:

James Coward, Sr., came to Charles City, Maryland at age 21 from the Port of London on the ship "Chance" on Feb. 9, 1774.  His occupation was listed as gardener, and he was an indentured servant.  He later moved to Virginia, then on to North Carolina.

Children of JAMES COWARD and WEAVER are:

4.                i.       PETER CRAWFORD4 COWARD, b. November 13, 1771, Rutherford County, NC; d. December 1849, Cherokee County, GA.

5.               ii.       BENJAMIN COWARD, b. ABT  1774, Rutherford County, NC; d. 1850.

6.              iii.       JONATHAN COWARD, SR., b. ABT  1774.

                 iv.       SARAH COWARD, b. ABT  1780, Rutherford County, NC; d. Unknown; m. DAVID COCKRAM, January 13, 1802; b. Bet. 1771 - 1780; d. Aft. 1830.

7.               v.       JAMES COWARD, JR., b. ABT  1785, Rutherford County, NC; d. Aft. 1870.

8.              vi.       STEPHEN COWARD, b. July 20, 1789, NC; d. December 12, 1868.

                vii.       MILLICENT COWARD, b. ABT  1790.

9.            viii.       REBECCA COWARD, b. ABT  1792, Rutherford County, NC.

                  ix.       ELIHU COWARD, b. ABT  1793; m. (1) MARY CHASTAIN; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (2) CHARLOTTE BIRD, January 27, 1823; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                   x.       MARGARET COWARD, b. ABT  1795; m. ABRAHAM CHASTAIN; b. 1770; d. 1848.

  

Generation No. 4

4.  PETER CRAWFORD4 COWARD (JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 13, 1771 in Rutherford County, NC, and died December 1849 in Cherokee County, GA.  He married NANCY DIMSDALE January 13, 1801 in Rutherford County, NC3, daughter of ZACHARIA DIMSDALE and WINIFRED.  She was born November 17, 1780 in SC, and died Bef. 1840 in Rutherford County, NC.

Children of PETER COWARD and NANCY DIMSDALE are:

                   i.       ROBERT JOSEPH5 COWARD, b. 1801, Rutherford County, NC; d. 1875, Rutherford County, NC; m. AMELIA MARGARET MCBRAYER, ABT  1821; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  ii.       WINNIFRED "WINNY" COWARD, b. January 22, 1804, Rutherford County, NC; d. ABT  1846, Rutherford County, NC; m. WLLIAM MILLS, March 22, 1823, Rutherford County, NC; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iii.       OLIVER COWARD, b. October 23, 1804, Rutherford County, NC; d. Aft. 1860, Cherokee County, GA; m. SARAH "SALLIE" GREEN, ABT  1830; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iv.       BENJAMIN DAVID COWARD, b. October 14, 1807, Rutherford County, NC; d. November 16, 1882, Pickens County, GA; m. KATHERINE BAILEY; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

More About BENJAMIN DAVID COWARD:

    Burial: Long Swamp Baptist Church, Marble Hill, Pickens Co., GA

                  v.       MARTHA COWARD, b. July 5, 1812, Rutherford County, NC; d. Unknown.

                 vi.       HULDE COWARD, b. December 31, 1816, Rutherford County, NC; d. Unknown.

                vii.       NANCY JANE COWARD, b. April 24, 1816, Rutherford County, NC; d. April 8, 1859, Cherokee County, GA; m. ASHLEY J. LYON, ABT  1834; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

More About NANCY JANE COWARD:

    Burial: Sharp Mountain Baptist Church, Cherokee Co., GA

               viii.       PETER CRAWFORD COWARD, b. November 12, 1817, Rutherford County, NC; d. January 22, 1890, Cherokee County, GA; m. OLIVE W. CLIFTON, December 19, 1838, Rutherford County, NC; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

More About PETER CRAWFORD COWARD:

    Burial: Philadelphia Baptist Church, Jasper, Pickens Co., GA

                  ix.       STEPHEN D. COWARD, b. March 14, 1819, Rutherford County, NC; d. May 24, 1903, Nelson, Pickens Co. or Cherokee Co., GA; m. (1) SOPHIA HOLBERT, ABT  1839; b. January 10, 1816, Rutherford County, NC; d. November 12, 1870, Nelson, Pickens Co., GA; m. (2) ELIZA CARPENTER OR JAMES, September 10, 1872, Pickens Co., GA; b. ABT  1833, SC4; d. Unknown.

More About STEPHEN D. COWARD:

    Burial: Bethlehem Bapt.

                   x.       WILSON R. COWARD, b. August 30, 1821, Rutherford County, NC; d. June 19, 1886, Cherokee County, GA; m. MARY POLLY BAILEY, January 2, 1844, Ball Ground, Cherokee Co., GA; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

More About WILSON R. COWARD:

    Burial: Bathesda Baptist Cem., Nelson, Pickens Co., GA

                  xi.       WILLIAM HARVEY COWARD, b. December 25, 1822, Rutherford County, NC; d. April 1, 1862, Rock Island, Illinois; m. SUSANNAH BAILEY, February 2, 1845, Ball Ground, Cherokee Co., GA; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

More About WILLIAM HARVEY COWARD:

    Burial: Confederate Cem., Rock Island, Illinois

  

5.  BENJAMIN4 COWARD (JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT  1774 in Rutherford County, NC, and died 1850.  He married ELIZABETH LAUGHTER ABT  1807.  She was born 1797, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860.

Children of BENJAMIN COWARD and ELIZABETH LAUGHTER are:

                   i.       MILLY5 COWARD, b. 18085; d. Aft. 1860.

                  ii.       SARAH COWARD, b. 18105.

                 iii.       LEWIS COWARD, b. ABT  1811; d. Bef. 1850.

10.            iv.       CYNTHIA COWARD, b. ABT  1812; d. May 16, 1884.

                  v.       RACHEL COWARD, b. ABT  1815; d. Bet. 1850 - 1860.

                 vi.       WINNY COWARD, b. 18165; d. Aft. 1860.

Notes for WINNY COWARD:

    listed as insane in 1860 Polk County census

                vii.       MELZER COWARD, b. 18256; d. Aft. 1860.

               viii.       STEPHEN COWARD, b. ABT  1825; d. Bef. 1850.

                  ix.       ELIZABETH COWARD, b. 18267; d. Aft. 1860.

Notes for ELIZABETH COWARD:

listed as insane in 1860 Polk County census

  

6.  JONATHAN4 COWARD, SR. (JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT  1774.  He married MARTHA HUDSON ABT  1793, daughter of GEORGE HUDSON and LUCRETIA WEAVER.  She was born 1782 in Buncome, NC, and died 1853.

Children of JONATHAN COWARD and MARTHA HUDSON are:

                   i.       NANCY5 COWARD, b. 1800, Buncome, NC; d. 1867.

                  ii.       BETSY COWARD, b. 1801, Buncome, NC; d. Unknown.

                 iii.       JAMES COWARD, b. 1801; d. Aft. 1880.

                 iv.       JANE (JENNY) COWARD, b. 1803, Buncome, NC; d. Aft. 1870.

                  v.       MARTHA COWARD, b. 1805, Buncome, NC; d. Aft. 1880, GA.

                 vi.       JONATHAN COWARD, JR., b. April 10, 1807, Buncome, NC; d. 1885.

11.           vii.       ELIHUE COWARD, b. 1809.

               viii.       MARY POLLY COWARD, b. 1811, Haywood Co., NC; d. Unknown.

                  ix.       HUDSON COWARD, b. 1814, Haywood Co., NC; d. 1872.

                   x.       BENJAMIN COWARD, b. January 30, 1816, Haywood Co., NC; d. May 22, 1896.

                  xi.       NATHAN COWARD, b. June 12, 1818, Chaney Fork, Haywood Co., NC; d. February 22, 1909.

  

7.  JAMES4 COWARD, JR. (JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT  1785 in Rutherford County, NC, and died Aft. 1870.  He married MARY WORLEY November 8, 1812, daughter of SILAS WORLEY and JULIA LANKFORD.  She was born 1792 in Cumberland, VA, and died Bef. 1870.

Children of JAMES COWARD and MARY WORLEY are:

                   i.       WILLIAM5 COWARD, b. 1815, Rutherford County, NC.

                  ii.       ARTILLA COWARD, b. 1815, Rutherford County, NC; d. 1881.

                 iii.       EMELINE COWARD, b. Bet. 1816 - 1820, Rutherford County, NC.

                 iv.       HARVEY COWARD, b. 1822, Rutherford County, NC; d. Aft. 1860.

                  v.       MARY ANN COWARD, b. 1824, Rutherford County, NC.

                 vi.       MAZILLA COWARD, b. 1829, Rutherford County, NC; d. Bef. 1860.

8.  STEPHEN4 COWARD (JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 20, 1789 in NC8, and died December 12, 1868.  He married AMELIA "MILLIE" ROGERS November 29, 1815 in Rutherford County, NC9.  She was born 1795 in NC10, and died Bet. 1847 - 1895.

Notes for STEPHEN COWARD:

1850 census Polk District, Rutherford Co., NC:  
Stephen Coward, age 60
Milly, age 55 F
Martha, age 24 F
Peter, age 22 M
Martin, age 19 M
Sarah, age 16 F
Elizabeth, age 15 F (this is Diana)
John, age 12 M
David, age 28 M

1860 census Polk Co., NC, p. 83, household 606,577:
Stephen Coward, age 70, farmer, $2000, $537, NC
Milly, age 65 F, SC
Martha M, age 33 F
David Rogers, age 91 M
Susan Searsy, age 26 F, B (black)
John Searsy, age 2 M, B
Davis Coward, age 9 M
Milly Ferguson, age 75 F

Children of STEPHEN COWARD and AMELIA ROGERS are:

                   i.       THOMAS5 COWARD, b. 1816; d. 1864; m. ELIZA ANN INGLISH, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

12.             ii.       LEWIS COWARD, b. December 15, 1817; d. April 16, 1888, Polk County, NC.

                 iii.       SUSAN COWARD, b. 1818; d. Unknown; m. JESSE TALIAFERRO LEWIS, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iv.       DAVIS SCOTT COWARD, b. 1820; d. 1852; m. AMANDA LOTT, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  v.       JONATHAN COWARD, b. 1822; d. 1879; m. FRANCES REBECCA WOMACK, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 vi.       MARY M. COWARD, b. 1823; d. Unknown; m. SAMUEL WALDROP, November 19, 1840, Rutherford County, NC11; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

13.           vii.       CYNTHIA E. COWARD, b. February 1824, NC; d. September 27, 1903, Brights Mill, Hamblen Co., TN.

               viii.       MARTHA "MATT" COWARD, b. 1826; d. Unknown.

                  ix.       PETER COWARD, b. 1828; d. 1904; m. ELIZA ANN RUSSELL, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                   x.       MARTIN C. COWARD, b. 1831.

                  xi.       SARAH ANN COWARD, b. 1834; d. Unknown; m. JOSEPH C. WALDROP, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

14.            xii.       ELIA DIANAH COWARD, b. 1835, Rutherford County, NC; d. February 1, 1905, Polk Co., NC.

                xiii.       JOHN D. COWARD, b. 1838; d. Unknown; m. ELFRIDA L. EGERTON, ABT  186012; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Notes for JOHN D. COWARD:

1860 census Polk Co., NC, p. 83 (next door to father Stephen), household 607,578:
John Coward, age 22 M, farmer, $0, $100, NC
Elfrida, age 21 F, NC
 

                xiv.       UNNAMED, b. ABT  1829; d. Bef. 1870.

 

9.  REBECCA4 COWARD (JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT  1792 in Rutherford County, NC.  She married OBADIAH WORLEY June 13, 1821 in Rutherford County, NC13.  He was born 1775 in Rutherford County, NC, and died 1832.

Children of REBECCA COWARD and OBADIAH WORLEY are:

                   i.       SILAS5 WORLEY, b. 1822.

                  ii.       JOHN WORLEY, b. 1824.

                 iii.       MILLY WORLEY, b. 1825.

 

Generation No. 5

10.  CYNTHIA5 COWARD (BENJAMIN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT  1812, and died May 16, 1884.  She married WILLIAM M. WILSON October 31, 1837, son of ABRAHAM WILSON.  He was born 1808 in NC, and died December 11, 1894 in Rockmart, Polk Co., GA ??.

Children of CYNTHIA COWARD and WILLIAM WILSON are:

                   i.       HENRY J.6 WILSON, b. 1839; d. Unknown; m. DELPHA WEAVER, Unknown; b. November 9, 1859, Polk County, NC; d. Unknown.

                  ii.       EMILY WILSON, b. 1843; d. Unknown; m. JOHN WESLEY EARLEY, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iii.       CYNTHIA ARCILLA WILSON, b. October 1844; d. 1906, Polk County, NC.

                 iv.       ELBERT W. WILSON, b. March 8, 1846; d. August 29, 1912, Polk County, NC; m. MARY E. BYARS, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  v.       BENJAMIN TAYLOR WILSON, b. March 26, 1848; d. March 23, 1903; m. DELPHIA BYARS, February 6, 1868, NC; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 vi.       ALVIN L. WILSON, b. 1851; d. Unknown; m. TENNESSEE EVELYN COLLINS, Unknown; b. 1856, Polk County, NC; d. October 13, 1936, Morganton, Burke Co., NC.

                vii.       COLUMBUS OLIVER WILSON, b. January 15, 1853; d. June 20, 1913, Polk County, NC; m. MARY EFFLER, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

11.  ELIHUE5 COWARD (JONATHAN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1809.  He married SARAH JANE CHASTAIN ABT  1828. 

Children of ELIHUE COWARD and SARAH CHASTAIN are:

                   i.       WILLIAM HUDSON "HUT"6 COWARD, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       GEORGE COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       ELIZABETH COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 iv.       RACHEL COWARD, b. Unknown.

                  v.       JASON V. COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 vi.       EDWARD "NED" COWARD, b. Unknown.

                vii.       JOHN A. COWARD, b. Unknown.

               viii.       ELISHA MARION "ELIHU" COWARD, b. Unknown.

                  ix.       MARTHA COWARD, b. Unknown.

16.              x.       MARY MODENA COWARD, b. November 14, 1852; d. July 10, 1904, Hayden, Routt, CO.

 

12.  LEWIS5 COWARD (STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born December 15, 1817, and died April 16, 1888 in Polk County, NC.  He married OZELLA "ZILLA" BRADLEY December 10, 1842.  She was born April 13, 181714, and died August 14, 1912 in Polk County, NC.

Notes for LEWIS COWARD:

Big Level Baptist Cemetery can be reached from Rutherfordton, NC by going west on highway NC108 and when you get to the Polk County line take the second road to the right that you come to. There are signs at the intersection pointing the way to Big Level and Cooper’s Gap churches. Big Level will be about five miles on the right side of the road.

More About LEWIS COWARD:

    Burial: Big Level Baptist Cem., Polk Co., NC15

More About OZELLA "ZILLA" BRADLEY:

    Burial: Big Level Baptist Cem., Polk Co., NC

Children of LEWIS COWARD and OZELLA BRADLEY are:

                   i.       WILLIAM W.6 COWARD, b. ABT  184416.

17.             ii.       THOMAS JONES COWARD, b. July 1, 1845, Rutherford County, NC; d. June 29, 1914, Strawn, TX.

                 iii.       RHODY A. COWARD, b. ABT  1847.

                 iv.       DAVID TAYLOR COWARD, b. ABT  184916.

                  v.       SARAH COWARD, b. ABT  185016.

                 vi.       MARTHA C. "MOLLIE" COWARD, b. ABT  1852.

                vii.       ELLEN COWARD, b. ABT  185516.

               viii.       TOLIVER LEWIS COWARD, b. ABT  185716.

                  ix.       STEPHEN COWARD, b. ABT  February 186016.

                   x.       CALVIN COWARD, b. Unknown.

                  xi.    D. J. COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 xii.       WILKIE COWARD, b. Unknown.

 

13.  CYNTHIA E.5 COWARD28 (STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 1824 in NC, and died September 27, 1903 in Brights Mill, Hamblen Co., TN.  She married WILLIAM JAY BLANTON January 24, 1844 in Rutherford County, NC17, son of JAMES BLANTON and MARY JAY.  He was born ABT  1823 in NC, and died October 10, 1864 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY.

Notes for CYNTHIA E. COWARD:

Information about the Blanton family and their descendants comes from the wonderful research of Carolyn Lambert of Springfield, IL, CARR2009@aol.com.  Thanks, Carolyn!

More About CYNTHIA E. COWARD:

    Burial: Cedar Creek Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Notes for WILLIAM JAY BLANTON:

    William Jay Blanton died while in a Union prison.

1860 census Polk Co., NC, p. 83 (four doors from Cynthia's father Stephen Coward), household 610,581:
Wm. Blanton, age 37 M, farmer, $100, $105, NC
Cynthia E., age 35 F
Mary E., age 15 F
Johnathan E., age 13 M
Martha J., age 11 F
Sarah A., age 9 F
Susannah, age 7 F
Ellen, age 5 F
James S., age 3 M

1870 census Grainger Co., TN, p. 24 (1st Civil District, Morristown PO), household 162,168:
Blenton, Cynthia, age 45 F, keeping house, NC
--, Mary E., age 25 F, at home, NC
--, Edward, age 23 M, NC
--, Martha J., age 21 F, NC
--, Sarah A., age 19 F, NC
--, Susan, age 17 F, NC
--, Ellen, age 15 F, NC
--, James, age 13 M, NC
--, Joseph, age 9 M, NC
--, Thomas, age 7 M, NC
Jackson, Diana, age 34 F, NC
--, Louisa A., age 15 F, NC
--, Louesa, age 8 F, NC
--, Mary J., age 6 F, NC

More About WILLIAM JAY BLANTON:

    Burial: Elmira National Cem., Elmira, New York

Children of CYNTHIA COWARD and WILLIAM BLANTON are:

                   i.       MARY E.6 BLANTON, b. February 1845, Rutherford Co., NC; d. November 8, 1903, Hamblen Co., TN; m. JOHN RICHARD YARBOROUGH, November 14, 1872, Hamblen County, TN; b. May 1851, TN; d. December 21, 1927, Brights Mill, Hamblen Co., TN.

                  ii.       JOHNATHAN EDWARD BLANTON, b. January 1848, Rutherford Co., NC; d. Bet. 1900 - 1910, Hamblen Co., TN.

                 iii.       MARTHA J. BLANTON, b. ABT  1849, Rutherford Co., NC.

18.            iv.       SARAH ANN BLANTON, b. May 12, 1851, Rutherford Co., NC; d. Unknown, Collin Co., TX.

                  v.       SUSAN BLANTON, b. ABT  1853, Rutherford Co., NC; d. Unknown.

19.            vi.       ELLEN EDNA BLANTON, b. June 5, 1855, Rutherford Co., NC; d. December 5, 1928, Giles Co., TN.

20.           vii.       JAMES STEPHEN BLANTON, b. October 10, 1857, Rutherford Co., NC; d. July 24, 1929, Hamblen Co., TN.

               viii.       JOSEPH L. BLANTON, b. May 1860, Polk Co., NC.

                  ix.       THOMAS BLANTON, b. ABT  1863, Polk Co., NC; d. Unknown; m. SARAH JENKINS, August 1884, Hamblen County, TN; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

14.  ELIA DIANAH5 COWARD (STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1835 in Rutherford County, NC18, and died February 1, 1905 in Polk Co., NC19.  She married (1) JOHN JACKSON October 26, 1854 in Rutherford County, NC20, son of MARGARET.  He was born ABT  1832 in NC21, and died Bet. 1860 - 187022.  She married (2) HENRY BIDDY March 23, 1871 in Hamblen County, TN23, son of ROBERT BIDDY and MARY JONES.  He was born January 21, 1838 in Rutherford County, NC, and died September 28, 1899 in Polk Co., NC24.

Notes for ELIA DIANAH COWARD:

Much of the information about Dianah Coward's children and descendants, other than Johnnie Jackson, comes from the wonderful research of Carolyn Lambert of Springfield, IL, CARR2009@aol.com.  Thanks, Carolyn!

In 1860 census of Polk Co., NC p. 103b: 
John Jackson, age 28, farmer, $500, $268, NC
Diana E., age 25 F
Eliza A., age 4 F

In 1870 census of Grainger Co., TN p. 12b (listed as living in sister Cynthia Blanton's household, next door to David Perkey & family, which included young David J., age 11 who would become Mary J. "Johnnie's" husband): 
Diana Jackson age 34 F
Louisa A., age 15 F
Louesa, age 8 F
Mary J, age 6 F

In 1880 census of Hamblen Co., TN, p. 389a (5th District, 73-3): 
Henry Biddy, age 45
Diana, age 44 F
Ruth, age 8 F
Catherine, age 5 F
Julia, age 3 F
Kelley, age 1 M
note: Diana's daughter, Johnnie age 16, is listed as Johnni J. Biddy, a servant in the next-door household of William Robertson.  
note:
Diana's daughter, Louisa age 18, is listed as a Louisa Biddy (on p. 389b), a servant in the nearby household of Frank Bashore (sp?).

Found due to previous research of Carolyn Lambert:  
1900 census Polk Co., NC, p. 191a (Coopers Gap Twp, Enum Distr 125, page 6A, household 112,114):
Brown, Pinkney, Apr 1864, age 36, married 6 years, TN,NC,NC, farmer, owned free (not mortgaged)
---, Ruth, wife, Sept 1871, age 28, 3 children born, 3 still living
---, Charley, son, Oct 1895, age 4
---, Henry, son, Sept 1897, age 2
---, Posey, son, Nov 1899, age 6/12
Bidey, dianer?, m-in-law, Sept 1835, age 64, widowed, 2 children born, 2 still living
---, Kelley, b-in-law, May 1879, age 21

Found in the Polk County News (newspaper), February 9, 1905
(thanks to Susan Monette, d/o Fred Purkey, for pointing me toward this blur!):

"We are sorry to report the death of MRS. DIANA BIDDY, an elderly lady who lived near Cooper Gap. She died at the home of one of her daughters where she has been visiting and was buried at Cooper Gap church on Friday last. She was a faithful member of that church and will be greatly missed from church and community."

Please be aware that I, Carole Thomason, have visited the cemetery at Cooper's Gap Church, and could not find Diana's grave.  I did find Kelley's, but not Diana's.

More About JOHN JACKSON:

    Occupation: 1860, farmer in Polk County, NC

Notes for HENRY BIDDY:

In 1860, Henry Biddy, at age 21, was listed as living in the household of his parents, Johnson and Mary, with sibling Annis.

1870 census Columbus, Polk Co., NC p. 252b- 253a: 
Biddy, Henry, age 33 M, farmer
Wiley C., age 9 M
Penelope, age 8 F
Louisa, age 4 F
Sophire, age 3 F

Also in 1870, in Grainger Co,. TN, p. 8b, there is a Biddy family living next door to J. Moorelock Sr. that has a Henry age 11.  The father (G.R. ?) says he was born in TN, grandfather born in S.C. 

1880 census Hamblen Co., TN, Fifth District, p. 73-3, household 19,19 (next door to David Purkey):
Biddy, Henry, age 42 M, laborer on farm, NC, SC, NC
Dianna, age 44 F, keeping house, NC, NC, NC
Ruth, age 8 F, TN
Catharine, age 5 F, TN
Julia, age 3 F, TN
Kelley, age 1 M, TN
(next door, in the Wm. Robertson household, Johnni J. Biddy is listed at age 16, born in NC)

Marriage Notes for ELIA COWARD and HENRY BIDDY:

        by A. J. Donaldson

Children of ELIA COWARD and JOHN JACKSON are:

21.              i.       ELIZA ANN "ANNA"6 JACKSON, b. January 1, 1857, NC; d. July 28, 1929, Hamblen Co., TN.

22.             ii.       LOU JACKSON, b. May 24, 1861, NC; d. May 11, 1913, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

23.            iii.       MARY J. "JOHNNIE" JACKSON, b. March 16, 1864, North Carolina; d. August 25, 1938, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

Children of ELIA COWARD and HENRY BIDDY are:

24.            iv.       RUTH A.6 BIDDY, b. September 5, 1871, Hamblen Co., TN; d. June 14, 1944, Polk Co., NC.

                  v.       CATHARINE BIDDY, b. 187525.

25.            vi.       JULIA BIDDY, b. February 26, 1877, Hamblen Co., TN; d. June 3, 1930, Polk Co., NC.

26.           vii.       BAILES KELLEY BIDDY, b. May 19, 1879, Rutherford County, NC or Hamblen Co., TN; d. September 25, 1948, Polk County, NC.

Children of HENRY BIDDY and his first wife are:

27.              i.       WILEY CLEMENS6 BIDDY, b. May 1861, NC.

28.             ii.       PENELOPE "NELLIE" BIDDY, b. 1863; d. Unknown, Spartanburg, SC ?.

29.            iii.       LOUISA BIDDY, b. August 3, 1867, NC; d. August 1, 1938, Bryson City, Swain Co., NC.

                 iv.       SOPHIA BIDDY, b. ABT  1868.

 

Generation No. 6

16.  MARY MODENA6 COWARD (ELIHUE5, JONATHAN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born November 14, 1852, and died July 10, 1904 in Hayden, Routt, CO.  She married LEMUEL E. KITCHENS February 1870.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Child of MARY COWARD and LEMUEL KITCHENS is:

                   i.       MARGUERITE LUOLA7 KITCHENS, b. 1883; d. 1958; m. CHARLES W. HARKNESS, 1906; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

 

17.  THOMAS JONES6 COWARD (LEWIS5, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born July 1, 1845 in Rutherford County, NC, and died June 29, 1914 in Strawn, TX.  He married SARAH JANE COXEY Bef. 1860.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Children of THOMAS COWARD and SARAH COXEY are:

                   i.       THOMAS "WASH"INGTON7 COWARD, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       STEWART J. COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       DELLA MAE COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 iv.       ZILEY ARMECIA COWARD, b. Unknown.

                  v.       MARK ARLIS COWARD, b. Unknown.

                 vi.       MARY ELING COWARD, b. Unknown.

 

18.  SARAH ANN6 BLANTON28 (CYNTHIA E.5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 12, 1851 in Rutherford Co., NC, and died Unknown in Collin Co., TX.  She married WILLIAM H. ROGERS ABT  1871, son of CHESLEY ROGERS and CATHERINE ESTES.  He was born February 3, 1842 in Grainger Co., TN, and died May 20, 1916 in Collin Co., TX.

More About WILLIAM H. ROGERS:

    Burial: Pecan Grove Cem., South McKinney, Collin Co., TX

Children of SARAH BLANTON and WILLIAM ROGERS are:

                   i.       CORA7 ROGERS, b. 1873.

                  ii.       OLLIE A. ROGERS, b. December 1874.

                 iii.       CHARLES STEVENS ROGERS, b. October 15, 1875, Hamblen Co., TN; d. Unknown; m. LILLY MILLS, ABT  1899, Texas; b. 1883, TX; d. Unknown.

                 iv.       SAMINA ROGERS, b. ABT  1879.

                  v.       TINA CATHERINE ROGERS, b. April 1880.

                 vi.       CLINTON L. ROGERS, b. June 1888, Arkansas; d. Unknown; m. BEULAH N., ABT  1908, Texas; b. 1894, TN; d. Unknown.

                vii.    IDA E. ROGERS, b. August 1890, TX.

 

19.  ELLEN EDNA6 BLANTON28 (CYNTHIA E.5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born June 5, 1855 in Rutherford Co., NC, and died December 5, 1928 in Giles Co., TN.  She married REV. HORACE ALBERT WATTS November 3, 1880 in Hamblen County, TN, son of ANDREW WATTS and HESTER CHATMAN.  He was born April 15, 1854 in Hamblen Co., TN, and died February 12, 1928 in Giles Co., TN.

More About ELLEN EDNA BLANTON:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

More About REV. HORACE ALBERT WATTS:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

Children of ELLEN BLANTON and HORACE WATTS are:

                   i.       WILLIAM ANDERSON "ANCE"7 WATTS, b. February 7, 1882, Hamblen Co., TN; d. January 29, 1961, Giles Co., TN; m. (1) EFFIE DELLA HENRY, June 3, 1904, Grainger Co., TN; b. March 29, 1888, Grainger Co., TN; d. July 13, 1937, Grainger Co., TN; m. (2) CLARA MYRTLE RANDOLPH, December 24, 1935, Giles Co., TN; b. May 30, 1909; d. February 25, 1990, Giles Co., TN.

More About WILLIAM ANDERSON "ANCE" WATTS:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

More About EFFIE DELLA HENRY:

    Burial: Harrell Cem., Grainger Co., TN

More About CLARA MYRTLE RANDOLPH:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

                  ii.       ARTHUR S. WATTS, b. September 10, 1884, Grainger Co., TN; d. February 1, 1904, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

                 iii.       RASSIE HOWELL WATTS, b. October 3, 1886, Grainger Co., TN; d. December 17, 1940, Giles Co., TN; m. (1) MAUDIE GERTRUDE NEWTON, December 21, 1908, Giles Co., TN; b. June 25, 1891, Giles Co., TN; d. July 1, 1916, Giles Co., TN; m. (2) SALLIE PROSSER, September 23, 1917, Giles Co., TN; b. June 3, 1898, Giles Co., TN; d. March 7, 1919, Giles Co., TN; m. (3) ESTHER LAVONIA NEWTON, April 21, 1920, Giles Co., TN; b. August 30, 1897, Giles Co., TN; d. February 3, 1974, Nashville, TN.

More About RASSIE HOWELL WATTS:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

More About MAUDIE GERTRUDE NEWTON:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

More About SALLIE PROSSER:

    Burial: Hayewood Cem., Giles Co., TN

More About ESTHER LAVONIA NEWTON:

    Burial: John's Cem., Giles Co., TN

                 iv.       EARL CARLTON "CARL" WATTS, b. November 20, 1889, Grainger Co., TN; d. December 7, 1968, Nashville, TN; m. ETHA LILLIAN NEWTON, December 6, 1908, Giles Co., TN; b. December 6, 1892, Giles Co., TN; d. April 10, 1990, Nashville, TN.

More About EARL CARLTON "CARL" WATTS:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

More About ETHA LILLIAN NEWTON:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

                  v.       BASCOME EBER WATTS, b. April 2, 1893, Grainger Co., TN; d. February 16, 1953, Hamblen Co., TN; m. (1) ANNIE BELL NEWTON, December 26, 1915, Giles Co., TN; b. June 1893, Giles Co., TN; d. March 18, 1919, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN; m. (2) JOSEPHINE COLLINS, June 13, 1920, Hamblen County, TN; b. June 5, 1901, TN; d. February 6, 1925, Hamblen Co., TN; m. (3) DORA RACHEL COLLINS, May 25, 1925, Hamblen County, TN; b. July 23, 1891, TN; d. April 11, 1966, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About BASCOME EBER WATTS:

    Burial: Oliver Cem., Grainger Co., TN

More About ANNIE BELL NEWTON:

    Burial: New Zion Cemetery, Giles Co., TN

More About JOSEPHINE COLLINS:

    Burial: Oliver Cem., Grainger Co., TN

More About DORA RACHEL COLLINS:

    Burial: Oliver Cem., Grainger Co., TN

                 vi.       ASTOR HOWARD WATTS, b. May 21, 1896, Grainger Co., TN; d. September 22, 1986, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL; m. LORENA ESTELLE LONG, November 16, 1919, Grainger Co., TN; b. December 4, 1902, Cass Co., IL; d. November 29, 1979, Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL.

More About ASTOR HOWARD WATTS:

    Burial: Chapin Cem., Chapin, Morgan Co., IL

More About LORENA ESTELLE LONG:

    Burial: Chapin Cem., Chapin, Morgan Co., IL

 

20.  JAMES STEPHEN6 BLANTON28 (CYNTHIA E.5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born October 10, 1857 in Rutherford Co., NC, and died July 24, 1929 in Hamblen Co., TN.  He married (1) AMANDA JENKINS May 4, 1884 in Hamblen County, TN.  She was born Unknown, and died May 22, 1886 in Hamblen Co., TN.  He married (2) FLORENCE ELIZABETH JENKINS June 12, 1892 in Hamblen County, TN.  She was born April 1854, and died 1906 in Hamblen Co., TN.

More About JAMES STEPHEN BLANTON:

    Burial: Cedar Creek Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

Child of JAMES BLANTON and FLORENCE JENKINS is:

                   i.       ROZWELL J.7 BLANTON, b. December 18, 1892, Hamblen Co., TN; d. November 18, 1958, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN; m. MINNIE LANE JENKINS; b. November 18, 1876, Hancock Co., TN; d. November 22, 1943, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About ROZWELL J. BLANTON:

    Burial: Cedar Creek Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

More About MINNIE LANE JENKINS:

    Burial: Bethesda Cem., Hamblen Co., TN

 

21.  ELIZA ANN "ANNA"6 JACKSON28 (ELIA DIANAH5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born January 1, 1857 in NC27, and died July 28, 1929 in Hamblen Co., TN.  She married CHARLES M. INMAN28 Bet. October 15, 1882 - February 15, 1883 in Hamblen County, TN28, son of SHADRACH INMAN and ELIZA RIGGS.  He was born February 17, 1858 in TN, and died August 4, 1911 in Hamblen Co., TN.

More About ELIZA ANN "ANNA" JACKSON:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

Notes for CHARLES M. INMAN:

OBITUARY -- MORRISTOWN GAZETTE - Wednesday, August 9, 1911 -- MILLER'S MILL.

It is with sorrow that we chronicle the death of our most highly esteemed neighbor and friend, Charles M. Inman, aged 54 years, which occurred at his home near Liberty Hill Friday night about midnight, after three long weeks' suffering with flux. 

The writer has been intimately acquainted with Charlie Inman for more than a quarter of a century and can truthfully say no more honest, hard working man ever lived.  He had had many ups and downs through sickness and affliction, but in spite of all he had accumulated a comfortable home.  All that skilled physicians and loving hands of both relatives and friends could do was extended to prevent the much-dreaded disease from taking him away, but there was no stay; his time in this sin-stricken world of sorrow and hardships and separation, had come.

He was a consistent member of the M. E. Church, South, at Liberty Hill.  He leaves a wife, three sons and four daughters, nearly all of whom are grown, and many others of his acquaintances to mourn his departure.

Only three weeks ago this (Saturday) morning the writer passed by his home and spoke to him.  He was sitting on the front porch of his beautiful country home.  Little did I think it would be the last time I would ever see him in passing there.  Yet such is fate.  One by one our old-time friends are passing away, and before long we will have answered the roll call.  While it is with sorrow we separate from our loved ones, yet the important point is be ready, as we have no doubt but that he was ready to be brought face to face with his God.  To the bereaved ones we would say weep not as for one where there is no hope.

                        Sleep on, friend Charlie, and take 
                                        your rest,
                        God called you home and He knoweth
                                        best.

Elbert Inman is prostrated with flux.

[obituary contributed by Carolyn Lambert]

More About CHARLES M. INMAN:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

Children of ELIZA JACKSON and CHARLES INMAN are:

                   i.       ELBERT N.7 INMAN, b. December 17, 1875, Hamblen Co., TN; d. October 26, 1942, Hamblen Co., TN.

                  ii.       SARAH ELLEN INMAN, b. August 2, 1882, Hamblen Co., TN; d. July 18, 1883.

                 iii.       WILLIAM CURTIS INMAN, b. August 1883; m. IDA C. NOE, February 10, 1909, Hamblen County, TN; b. May 1888.

                 iv.       GEORGE W. INMAN, b. October 25, 1884, Hamblen Co., TN; d. June 24, 1966, Hamblen Co., TN; m. EVA B. HOBBS, May 16, 1908, Hamblen County, TN; b. December 10, 1883, Hamblen Co., TN; d. July 16, 1951, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About GEORGE W. INMAN:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

More About EVA B. HOBBS:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

                  v.       MARY ELIZABETH INMAN, b. March 1886.

                 vi.       JAMES ESTELL INMAN, b. July 1887.

                vii.       CHARLES HUBERT INMAN, b. February 7, 1889, Hamblen Co., TN; d. June 25, 1890, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About CHARLES HUBERT INMAN:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

               viii.       EDITH PEARL INMAN, b. April 1890.

                  ix.       NYDA MAUDE INMAN, b. April 18, 1892, Hamblen Co., TN; d. September 17, 1895, Hamblen Co., TN.

                   x.       LILLIAN V. INMAN, b. December 16, 1894, Hamblen Co., TN; d. July 16, 1895.

                  xi.       ANNABELL INMAN, b. October 1895.

                 xii.       MYRTLE INMAN, b. December 19, 1898, Hamblen Co., TN; d. September 15, 1924, Hamblen Co., TN; m. J. C. STAPLETON; b. Unknown.

                xiii.       JOHN CARL INMAN, b. June 21, 1901, Hamblen Co., TN; d. January 4, 1902, Hamblen Co., TN.

 

22.  LOU6 JACKSON (ELIA DIANAH5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1)29 was born May 24, 1861 in NC, and died May 11, 1913 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.  She married ROBERT MCGEE OLIVER October 5, 1879 in Hamblen County, TN30, son of THOMAS OLIVER and HANNAH SHIPLEY.  He was born January 5, 1858, and died April 23, 1938 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

Notes for LOU JACKSON:

    In 1910 census (Hamblen County, p. 103b), she said she'd given birth to 6 children, 5 of which were still living.

More About LOU JACKSON:

    Burial: Morelock Cemetery, Hamblen County, TN

Notes for ROBERT MCGEE OLIVER:

NEW:
1860 census, Roane, Co., TN, District 4, p. 89, household 680,621"
Thomas Oliver, age 24, laborer, birthplace: TN (for all)
Hannah E. ", age 28
John ", age 5
Louisa, age 3
Robert, age 2
Nancy, age 50

1870 census Grainger Co., TN, 4th Civil District, p. 25, household 166, 173:
Oliver, Hannah, age 37, keeping house
---, John, age 15, at home
---, Louise, age 13
---, Robert, age 12
---, Martha A., age 8

(thanks to Susan Monette for finding this record!):
1880 census Claiborne Co., TN, Eighth District, E.D. 107, p. 29, household 243, 243:
Olliver, Hanna, age 46, keeping house
---, John, age 26, son, works on farm
---, Louisa, age 24, daugh, at home
---, Robert, age 22, son, works on farm
---, Lu., age 18, d-in-law, U-home, she and parents born in N.C.
---, James, age 4, g. son
---, Lizzie, age 3, g. daug

1900 census Hamblen Co., TN, Fifth Civil District, E.D. 47, page 5A, household 82,82:
Oliver, Robert, age 42 (June 1858), married at age 20, farm laborer, rents
---, Loulie, age 39 (May 1861), married at age 20, had 6 births, 6 still living, she & parents born in NC
---, David T., age 14 (Feb 1886), at school
---, Robert E., age 11 (Aug 1888), at school
---, Hattie E., age 9 (Aug 1890),
---, Mary A., age 8 (Jan 1892)
---, Sarah H., age 4 (May 1896)
---, Johnnie H., age 8/12 (Oct 1899)

1910 census Hamblen Co., TN, Fourth District, p. 60-12b, household 238,239 (Spring Creek Rd):
Oliver, Robert, age 52 M, married 30 yrs, day laborer, odd jobs, owned, mortgaged
Sue, age 48 F, 6 children born, 5 still living
Thomas D., age 24 M
Robert, age 21 M
Hattie, age 19 F
Mollie, age 17 F
Hannah, age 13 F
Luther, age 4 M, grandson

1920 census Hamblen Co., TN, District 4, E.D. 60, p. 11B, household 211, 213:
Oliver, Robert, age 62, wd
---, Robert Jr., son age 32, wd
---, Hattie, daughter, age 30
---, Hannah, daughter, age 21
---, Ralph, grandson, age 4 5/12

1930 census Hamblen Co., TN, Fourth Civil District, E.D. 32-8, page 6A, household 104,105:
Oliver, Robert M., age 73, wd
---, Hattie, daughter, age 35
---, Hannah, daughter, age 27
---, Ralph, grandson, age 13

More About ROBERT MCGEE OLIVER:

    Burial: Morelock Cemetery, Hamblen County, TN

Children of LOU JACKSON and ROBERT OLIVER are:

                   i.       DAVID THOMAS7 OLIVER, b. February 16, 1886; d. March 7, 1964; m. ANNA LEE; b. April 29, 1900, Missouri; d. December 13, 1988, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About DAVID THOMAS OLIVER:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

More About ANNA LEE:

Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

                  ii.       ROBERT EDWARD OLIVER, b. August 15, 1888; d. December 28, 1951; m. (1) NETTIE D. SHIPLEY; b. October 24, 1898; d. January 26, 1936; m. (2) NELLIE LENA BARNETT, July 12, 1912, Hamblen County, TN; b. August 2, 1898; d. October 16, 1918.

More About ROBERT EDWARD OLIVER:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

More About NETTIE D. SHIPLEY:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

More About NELLIE LENA BARNETT:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

                 iii.       HATTIE ELIZABETH OLIVER, b. August 26, 1890; d. June 15, 1973, Morristown, Hamblen Cty, TN.

More About HATTIE ELIZABETH OLIVER:

    Burial: Morelock Cemetery, Hamblen County, TN

                 iv.       MARY A. "MOLLIE" OLIVER, b. 189331; d. Unknown; m. JOHN RHEA; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  v.       SUSAN HANNAH OLIVER, b. May 1, 1899; d. July 29, 1973, Morristown, Hamblen Cty, TN.

More About SUSAN HANNAH OLIVER:

    Burial: Morelock Cemetery, Hamblen County, TN

                 vi.       JOHNNIE H. OLIVER, b. October 1899.

 

23.  MARY J. "JOHNNIE"6 JACKSON (ELIA DIANAH5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born March 16, 1864 in North Carolina, and died August 25, 1938 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN32.  She married DAVID JOSEPH PURKEY, SR. September 17, 1881 in Hamblen County, TN33, son of DAVID PURKEY and ELEANOR MORELOCK.  He was born November 26, 1858, and died January 15, 1918 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

For more information about the Purkey family, see the Christian Purkeypile Genealogy Report.

Notes for MARY J. "JOHNNIE" JACKSON:

Cemetery records incorrectly state that she died in 1934 -- the gravestone says 1938.

Obituary:  Morristown Gazette and Mail, Thursday, August 25, 1938, p. 3:

Mrs. Mary Johnny Purkey
     Mrs. Mary Johnnie Purkey, aged 74, died at her home Thursday morning at 1:45 after an illness of several weeks.
     Funeral services will be held at the home Friday morning at 10:30 conducted by Rev. W. D. Farmer, assisted by Rev. Harold Davis and followed by interment in Morelock cemetery.
     The deceased was a widow of the late David Josiah Purkey.  She had been a member of the Liberty Hill church for a number of years.  She is survived by the following children:  Robert, David, Charlie and Shields Purkey and Mrs. Wiley Epperson, Misses Ada and Eula Purkey all of Morristown.
     Pallbearers:  Jim Purkey, Geo. Purkey, Henderson Purkey, Tom Oliver, Jim Inman, and Will Inman.  Flower girls will be the grandchildren of the deceased.

More About MARY J. "JOHNNIE" JACKSON:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

More About DAVID JOSEPH PURKEY, SR.:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

Children of MARY "JOHNNIE" JACKSON and DAVID PURKEY are:

                   i.       JAMES ROBERT7 PURKEY, b. July 13, 1882; d. September 8, 1943, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN; m. BLANCH BOYD, September 4, 1907, Hamblen County, TN; b. August 10, 1890; d. June 14, 1931, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About JAMES ROBERT PURKEY:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

More About BLANCH BOYD:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

                  ii.       NELLIE PURKEY, b. December 14, 1882, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN; d. May 20, 1971; m. WILEY F. EPPERSON, April 20, 1907, Hamblen County, TN; b. December 8, 1878, Claiborne Co., TN34; d. November 15, 1950.

More About NELLIE PURKEY:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

More About WILEY F. EPPERSON:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

                 iii.       DAVID J. PURKEY, JR., b. June 14, 1886; d. February 9, 1967, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN; m. (1) ETHEL JONES, ABT  191235; b. November 27, 1890; d. December 7, 1940, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN; m. (2) L. EDITH FULTON, November 30, 1943; b. March 7, 1902; d. January 28, 1981, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About DAVID J. PURKEY, JR.:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

More About ETHEL JONES:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

More About L. EDITH FULTON:

    Burial: Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

                 iv.       CHARLES ROY PURKEY, b. October 10, 1889; d. September 7, 1948, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN; m. GLADYS MATILDA NICHOLSON, December 25, 1912; b. March 10, 1895; d. April 9, 1980, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About CHARLES ROY PURKEY:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

More About GLADYS MATILDA NICHOLSON:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

                  v.       ADA C. PURKEY, b. February 6, 1894; d. July 17, 1984, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About ADA C. PURKEY:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

                 vi.       EULA L. PURKEY, b. April 18, 1900; d. July 24, 1967, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About EULA L. PURKEY:

    Burial: Morelock Cem., Morristown, TN

                vii.       EPHRIAM SHIELDS PURKEY, b. May 9, 1905; d. February 2, 1979, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN; m. LELIA WEEMS, Aft. 193036; b. March 4, 1910; d. February 21, 2000, Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN.

More About EPHRIAM SHIELDS PURKEY:

    Burial: Morelock Cemetery, Hamblen County, TN

More About LELIA WEEMS:

    Burial: Morelock Cemetery, Hamblen County, TN

 

24.  RUTH A.6 BIDDY (ELIA DIANAH5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born September 5, 1871 in Hamblen Co., TN37, and died June 14, 1944 in Polk Co., NC.  She married THOMAS PINKNEY BROWN.  He was born April 13, 1864 in NC, and died July 5, 1951 in Polk Co., NC.

Notes for RUTH A. BIDDY:

All information about Ruth Biddy Brown's children comes from Carolyn Lambert.  Thanks, Carolyn!!!

More About RUTH A. BIDDY:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cem., Polk Co., NC

More About THOMAS PINKNEY BROWN:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cem., Polk Co., NC

Children of RUTH BIDDY and THOMAS BROWN are28:

                   i.       CHARLIE H.7 BROWN, b. October 20, 1895, NC; d. March 28, 1974, Polk Co., NC.

More About CHARLIE H. BROWN:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Cem., Polk Co., NC

                  ii.       HENRY D. BROWN, b. September 1, 1897, NC; d. November 14, 1968, Polk Co., NC.

                 iii.       ROY POSE BROWN, b. November 11, 1899, NC; d. October 9, 1984, Polk Co., NC.

More About ROY POSE BROWN:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Cem., Polk Co., NC

                 iv.       KELIE M. BROWN, b. 1902.

                  v.       JAMES C. BROWN, b. 1904.

                 vi.       GEORGE S. BROWN, b. 1905.

                vii.       DOCK C. BROWN, b. March 29, 1907, NC; m. GLADYS J. MAY, September 17, 1929; b. May 5, 1911; d. March 10, 1983, Polk Co., NC.

               viii.       HOWARD G. BROWN, b. 1909.

                  ix.       EDITH MAUDE BROWN, b. December 3, 1911, Polk Co., NC; d. June 6, 1995, Polk Co., NC.

More About EDITH MAUDE BROWN:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Cem., Polk Co., NC

 

25.  JULIA6 BIDDY28 (ELIA DIANAH5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born February 26, 1877 in Hamblen Co., TN38, and died June 3, 1930 in Polk Co., NC.  She married JASON P. DIMSDALE.  He was born July 3, 1873 in NC, and died June 1, 1940 in Polk Co., NC.

Notes for JULIA BIDDY:

All information about Julia Biddy Dimsdale (with the sole exception of her birth year) and descendants comes from Carolyn Lambert.

More About JULIA BIDDY:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Cem., Polk Co., NC

More About JASON P. DIMSDALE:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Cem., Polk Co., NC

Children of JULIA BIDDY and JASON DIMSDALE are:

                   i.       DEXTER7 DIMSDALE, b. February 1896.

                  ii.       PRITCHARD DIMSDALE, b. December 1897.

                 iii.       PEARSON DIMSDALE, b. December 1894.

                 iv.       NAOMA DIMSDALE, b. 1903.

                  v.       MARILLA DIMSDALE, b. 1905.

                 vi.       ODELL DIMSDALE, b. 1907.

                vii.       LELA DIMSDALE, b. 1908.

               viii.       HOWARD DIMSDALE, b. 1909.

                  ix.       OSIE DIMSDALE, b. 1911.

                   x.       CALOWAY DIMSDALE, b. November 17, 1912, Polk Co., NC; d. June 15, 1995, Polk Co., NC.

More About CALOWAY DIMSDALE:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Cem., Polk Co., NC

                  xi.       FLORENCE DIMSDALE, b. 1916.

                 xii.       NELLIE DIMSDALE, b. 1919.

 

26.  BAILES KELLEY6 BIDDY (ELIA DIANAH5 COWARD, STEPHEN4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born May 19, 1879 in Rutherford County, NC or Hamblen Co., TN39, and died September 25, 1948 in Polk County, NC.  He married LILLIE L. LANE Unknown.  She was born December 9, 1894, and died June 12, 1931 in Polk Co., NC.

Notes for BAILES KELLEY BIDDY:

The Coopers Gap Bapt Church Cemetery is located on a little west of Highway NC9 in the Sunnyview community of Polk County, NC. To get there from Rutherfordton, NC you will go west on NC 108 until you cross the Green River bridge. After the bridge take the first paved road to the right, Big Level Ch. Road. There is a sign for both Big Level church and Cooper’s Gap church where you make the right turn. You will go a little over seven miles and come to a stop sign, Highway NC 9, turn right for about 200 feet then turn left. The cemetery will be a little ways on your right. It is in two parts, the part away from the church and the part at the church.

More About BAILES KELLEY BIDDY:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cem., Polk Co., NC

More About LILLIE L. LANE:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cem., Polk Co., NC

Children of BAILES BIDDY and LILLIE LANE are:

                   i.       NELLIE SUE7 BIDDY, b. January 15, 1905.

                  ii.       CHARLES SPURGEON BIDDY, b. March 14, 1906; d. April 1975, NC.

                 iii.       GOLDIE MAE BIDDY, b. March 12, 1908.

                 iv.       KATIE E. BIDDY, b. November 6, 1909.

                  v.       GLADYS BIDDY, b. November 15, 1911.

                 vi.       KARL HENRY BIDDY, b. June 9, 1913.

                vii.       THEODORE WILLIAM BIDDY40, b. March 25, 1916; d. May 10, 1979, Rutherford County, NC; m. EDNA E.; b. May 7, 1917; d. December 21, 1994.

More About THEODORE WILLIAM BIDDY:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cem., Polk Co., NC

Notes for EDNA E.:

The death date for Edna is not inscribed on her tombstone (the birth date is present).  Is she, perhaps, not buried there beside of Theodore?

More About EDNA E.:

    Burial: Coopers Gap Baptist Church Cem., Polk Co., NC

               viii.       DOROTHY BIDDY, b. January 12, 1918.

                  ix.       HOWARD WARREN BIDDY, b. October 20, 1920; d. May 10, 1984, Rutherford County, NC.

                   x.       CLAUDE BIDDY, b. March 8, 1923; d. April 1984, Savannah, GA.

                  xi.       BERTHA BIDDY, b. December 31, 1925.

 

27.  WILEY CLEMENS6 BIDDY was born May 1861 in NC.  He married JULIA ABT  188741.  She was born August 1860 in NC, and died 1934 in Spartanburg, SC.

Notes for WILEY CLEMENS BIDDY:

1900 Polk Co., NC p. 209:
Wiley C. Biddy, age 39, married 13 yrs
Julia, age 39, 8 children born, 6 still living
James A. G., age 12
Joney, age 8, born in SC
Viola, age 4
John H., age 1

More About WILEY CLEMENS BIDDY:

    Burial: Clifton Cem., Spartanburg, SC

More About JULIA:

    Burial: Clifton Cem., Spartanburg, SC

Children of WILEY BIDDY and JULIA are:

                   i.       JAMES A. G.7 BIDDY, b. June 1887.

                  ii.       JONEY BIDDY, b. August 1891.

                 iii.       VIOLA BIDDY, b. August 17, 1895; d. May 12, 1921.

More About VIOLA BIDDY:

    Burial: Clifton Cem., Spartanburg, Sc

                 iv.       JOHN H. BIDDY, b. June 1898.

 

28.  PENELOPE "NELLIE"6 BIDDY was born 1863, and died Unknown in Spartanburg, SC ?.  She married (1) FELIX GREEN Unknown.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown in Bryson City, Swain Co., NC.  She married (2) THORNTON BRADLEY SEAY Unknown, son of THORNTON SEAY and LUCINDA HALL.  He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

Child of PENELOPE BIDDY and FELIX GREEN is:

                   i.       LONZO7 GREEN, b. Unknown.

Children of PENELOPE BIDDY and THORNTON SEAY are:

                  ii.       ANNIE BIDDY7 SEAY, b. Unknown.

                 iii.       CORIA SEAY, b. Unknown.

                 iv.       STEWART SEAY, b. Unknown.

                  v.       BESSIE SEAY, b. Unknown.

                 vi.       MARILLA SEAY, b. Unknown.

                vii.       ETTA SEAY, b. Unknown.

               viii.       THORNTON SEAY, b. Unknown.

                  ix.       HENRY SEAY, b. Unknown.

                   x.       CURTISS SEAY, b. Unknown.

                  xi.       JOHN SEAY, b. Unknown.

 

29.  LOUISA6 BIDDY was born August 3, 1867 in NC42, and died August 1, 1938 in Bryson City, Swain Co., NC42.  She married REV. ANDREW JACKSON HALL Unknown, son of MASTON HALL and JUDA BEACH.  He was born December 27, 1860 in Haywood Co., NC, and died October 15, 1939 in Bryson City, Swain Co., NC.

More About LOUISA BIDDY:

    Burial: Watkins Cem., Bryson City, Swain Co., NC

More About REV. ANDREW JACKSON HALL:

    Burial: Watkins Cem., Bryson City, Swain Co., NC

Children of LOUISA BIDDY and ANDREW HALL are:

                   i.       EVION OSCAR7 HALL, b. May 3, 1888; d. November 8, 1969, Swain Co., NC.

                  ii.       LEWIS KINSEY HALL, b. September 9, 1889; d. August 17, 1977, Swain Co., NC.

                 iii.       NELLY MARIE HALL, b. 1891; d. December 31, 1996, Bryson City, Swain Co., NC.

                 iv.       FRANK WADE HALL, b. July 14, 1893; d. May 18, 1898, Bryson City, Swain Co., NC.

                  v.       HAMMIE DAVIS HALL, b. 1895; d. 1972.

                 vi.       JUDY PONEE HALL, b. 1898; d. 1941.

                vii.       JULIA LEE HALL, b. 1900.

               viii.       LOUISA "LIZA" JANE HALL, b. 1902; d. 1992.

                  ix.       DEWEY JACKSON HALL, b. 1905.

  

Endnotes

1.  Fred Biddy, biddyfred@aol.com, Indianapolis, IN.

2.  Gwen Eggen, of Colfax, CA

3.  NC Marriage Records.

4.  Georgia 1880 census.

5.  Polk County Census for 1860.

6.  Polk County Census for 1850.

7.  Polk County Census for 1860.

8.  Gwen Eggen.

9.  NC Marriage Records.

10.  Gwen Eggen.

11.  NC Marriage Records.

12.  Polk County Census for 1860.

13.  NC Marriage Records.

14.  Polk County Census for 1860.

15.  Cemetery Records.

16.  Polk County Census for 1860.

17.  NC Marriage Records.

18.  1880 Census for Hamblen County, TN.

19.  Carolyn Lambert of Springfield, IL, CARR2009@aol.com.

20.  NC Marriage Records.

21.  1860 Census for Polk County NC. p. 103b

22.  Not listed in 1870 census for Hamblen Co., TN.

23.  Hamblen County Marriage Records.

24.  Fred Biddy, biddyfred@aol.com of Indianapolis, IN.

25.  gravestone & 1880 Census for Hamblen County, TN.

26.  Fred Biddy, biddyfred@aol.com of Indianapolis, IN.

27.  1860 Census for Polk County NC.

28.  Carolyn Lambert of Springfield, IL, CARR2009@aol.com.

29.  Edith Purkey Johns' memories.

30.  TN Marriage Records.

31.  1910 Census Hamblen Co, TN.

32.  gravestone

33.  TN Marriage Records.

34.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN, District 4 p. 239a

35.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN.  Said he got married at age 21.

36.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN, District 4 p. 231b. Still living with his mother in 1930.

37.  1880 Census for Hamblen County, TN. p. 73-03

38.  gravestone & 1880 Census for Hamblen County, TN.

39.  Fred Biddy, biddyfred@aol.com, Indianapolis, IN.

40.  Fred Biddy, biddyfred@aol.com,  Indianapolis, IN.

41.  1900 census Polk Co., NC, p. 209.

42.  Fred Biddy, biddyfred@aol.com, Indianapolis, IN.

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