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Journeys Through Jackson 1997 Vol.07 No.03-04

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  • Journeys Through Jackson is the official journal of the Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc. The journal began as a monthly publication in July 1991, was published bimonthly from 1994 to 2003, and continues today as a quarterly publication. The journal issues in this digital collection are presented as annual compilations.
  • v _ o J o u r n e y s T h r o u g h J a c k s o n The Official Journal of the Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc. O Vol. VII, Wo. 3 4 March-April, 1997 JACKSON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC. 1997 Officers President William L. Crawford Vice Presidents Barbara W. Dooley Rick L. Frizzell Secretary Marilyn G. Morton Treasurer David C. Frizzell Chair, Publications R. Larry Crawford Journeys Through Jackson is the official publication of the Jackson County Genealogical Society. Members and non-members are invited to submit genealogical materials for publication, with the understanding that the editor reserves the right to edit these materials for genealogical content, clarity, or taste. The Society assumes no. responsibility for errors of fact that may be contained in submissions, nor are the opinions expressed those of the editor or of the Jackson County Genealogical Society. FROM THE EDITOR JTJ may not be as exciting as the Hale-Bopp comet, but is surely not as misguided as Heaven's Gate. One wonders if the Heaven's Gate bunch- or Solar Temple or others of their ilk- are not the very antithesis of what we genealogists attempt to do. After all, we celebrate the family, both in the present and the past. Those groups, on the other hand, make certain that the family is one of the first structures that they put aside for their recruits, so that they may fill the void by their Utopian gimmicks. What a tragedy. Our members, for example, are more down to earth. We do things like respond to the questionnaire in an earlier issue. Make sure that you see these accounts, some of which are extensive, others less than a sentence, but all of which are interesting. Then celebrate spring by interrupting your yard work or vegetable gardens (or the battle against ubiquitous kudzu) by reading what Rick Frizzell is up to with a book; by perusing another series of delayed births abstracted by Ruth Shuler, by poring over several northern Jackson County families submitted by Clint Gold; by catching up on one of the Buchanan descendancies in Texas; by enjoying two short pieces by Lloyd Cowan and another cemetery by Mack Sutton. In short, not the stuff which might transport us to the UFO's, just the regular excellent work of JCGS members. We welcome a number of new members this time, and are glad to say that only a few members misplaced their checkbooks. Keep those comments coming this way...we want your input. ^y u ^y r Journeys Through Jackson, March-April, 1997 Table of Contents \a^j Queries and Information 25-26 Mountains Climbed and Rivers Crossed 27-32 Jackson County Delayed Birth Certificates 33-36 The Family of Dorcas Jane Frizzell and George W. Bryson 37-3S Lloyd Cowan's Prayer for 1997 '. 39 Landis-Dysart Family 40 Nations, Hughes, and Watson...Families of Clint Gold 41-43 North Carolina State Archives Veterans Project . 44 Buchanan Families of Mallie N. Davis J r . 45-47 Ward Cemetery v , ., 48-49 NCGS Workshop .'." 50 Ancestor Charts 51-54 L , O M a y 3 1 , 1 9 9 7 D r . G e o r g e K . S c h w e i t z e r F o u n d e r s A u d i t o r i u m W e s t e r n C a r o l i n a U n i v e r s i t y Q U E R I E S A N D I N F O R M A T I ON JCGS member William Eugene McClure (Gene) 92 C Keystone Ext. Asheville, NC 28806-0000, is assisting a family in locating parents of I d a Nancy (Doll) Phillips, who married George William (Bill) Clayton, son of Daniel Jasper and Mary Catherine (Mollie) West Clayton. Where did this Phillips family live? Is someone researching this family? Nancy S. Baker, 104 Oaktimbers Rd. Telford, TN 37690 seeks dob, parents, other info about Sarah Jane Smith, m. S. Barton Reece in Haywood Co. 19 Jun" 1896. Sarah Jane is buried at Providence Methodist in Marion, died ca\ 1929. Mrs. James Booth Chastain, 3814 N. Asbury Bethany OK 73008 seeks parents of Jessie Erastus Chastain, b. 17 Nov 1854, d. 17 Jan 1900 (b.&d. Jackson Co.). Son James Franklin Chastain born 24 Nov 1889 Sylva, d. 1 Sep 1940 Lehigh, OK. Ocie Stinnett, Rte. 2, Box 125 A Horse Shoe NC 28742, asks if maps are available to show changes in townships in Jackson County, Dillsboro in particular. James A. Black, J r . 89 Stoney Knob Rd. Weaverville NC 28787, sekks information on Hoxed/Hoxit, Slatton families. AJT. Hoxed, b. ca. 1821-22, m. Martha Slatton, b. ca. 1836-37, possibly d/o John Slatton, b. 1799 and wife Nancy, b. ca. 1805. 25 Donna Zapf, 5561 Berrywood Dr. Lake Worth FL 33467, seeks information on the naming of Jimmy Coward Knob. She has a photo of the mountain, wonders if Jimmy Coward were related to her Parker family. Anyone who can possibly attend our May meeting on May 31 should make the effort to be there. Dr. George K. v—' Schweitzer, famous for his genealogy books and his presentations in period costume, will be featured jointly by the Society and the Haywood County Society. The presentations will be held in the Founders Auditorium at Western Carolina University. Remember that this will be a Saturday morning meeting, rather than our regular 2nd Thursday. JCGS member Marvin A. (Marty) Grant reports that he hopes to publish his Grant book soon. It will include some Jackson County Bryson and Cathey families. Look in our May-June issue for Marty's Cathey work. Ethan E. Harris, 1474 Sunshadow Dr. #106 Casselberry FL 32707 is researching Ash/Ashe, Bryson, Byers, Coleman, Kilpatrick, Ledford, McClure. Thomas W. Johnson of Salt Lake City responded to the "Turpin Box" in the January-February issue. Look for his very detailed work in the July-August issue of JTJ. He is a direct descendant of Sarah Jane Turpin Gunter, and was able to work with the Massey litigation account. He has also located the taxes (Texas) Turpins, and is doing exciting work with Gunter ancestry. Rick Frizzell Explains the New JCGS Book Our new Society book, the Jackson County Superior Court Index 1866-1896 is now being printed. This volume Ky is a partial index to various cases during the time following the War Between the States. Cases include murder, bastardy records, assault, carrying concealed weapons, and various civil charges. This volume does not contain the actual court minutes, but rather is a synopsis of cases. Some merely mention names, others include jurors, disposition, etc. The Society owns microfilm of the actual minutes so that cases of interest can be pursued. It will serve as a good starting point for searches. Many of Jackson County's finest families are included for crimes such as affray (public fighting) and carrying concealed weapons. Apparently several years passed before the roughness of the Civil War wore off our citizens. Curiously, not all cases in the index volume are in the microfilm of the court minutes, and some cases on the microfilm are not indexed. Nonetheless, this volume is of great use. The actual court cases occupy three large leather volumes and are several thousand pages. The index consists of 130 pages of readily accesible material. We made the attempt to keep the wording and spelling exactly as it appears in the original. The same name may be spelled three or four different ways. If some material seems disjointed, this is a reflection of the clerk's original writing. The volume is softbound and will sell for $15.00. KJ 26 MOUNTAINS CLIMBED AND RIVERS CROSSED...JOURNEYS OF OUR MEMBERS IN 1996 [Ed. In the November-December 1996 issue of JTJ, members received a questionnaire that included a space to list their accomplishments ^ ^ / in 1996. In keeping with our publication title, we extend the metaphor to include the "journeys" taken genealogically by our membership. You will notice some very interesting trips indeed. Thanks to all who returned the sheet, and great good luck to you in 1997 as your quest continues.] " I came in contact with people that helped me or supplied me with good information on the genealogy of my family, especially Clifford Sutton of Whittier." Bill Hensley (Dallas, NC) " I discovered Queen ancestors for my husband Michael in his paternal grandmother's line: ggm Martha Jane Queen (b. 1 Jan 1848 in TN, m. 1874 in Jackson Co. Isaac Elijah Styles), and her father Alfred Queen (b. abt 1810 in TN or NC). Further, I discovered that some of thedescendants of Martha Jane's brother, the Rev. James Henry Queen, were already known to us as cousins of Michael through the marriage of Herman Haynes Queen and Vadie Marie Payne, daughter of Dora Juletta Stanford Payne, a sister of Michael's paternal grandfather. Is this what you'd call being a double cousin?!" Barbara Stanford (Chesapeake, VA) "I have accomplished very little this year.... If anyone wanted to correspond with me I would try very hard to be of any help I could." Loreda Davis (Crossville,TN) " 1) John Crawford-Charlotte Hunter move to KY 2) Wilkes County connection for Brown-Fortner 3) Correspondence begun with Stephen Crawford, descendant of Wilson Nesbit Crawford...who moved to Georgia. Expect to clarify some of GA Crawford families who have roots in NC." Jean Crawford Brown (Macon, GA) C " I completed my Sparks lineage back to 1635...In 19961 met 3 cousins I had never seen before. Pearl Horn Bond of Asheville...(whose) mother and my father were double first cousins, our grandmothers Henry sisters, our grandfathers Hoyle brothers, (also) Danny and Belinda McBee from Gastonia...Danny is my 4th cousin in the Sparks family. Belinda is my 4th cousin on the Hoyle side. Together Danny and I have our direct Sparks line back to 1635 and Belinda and I have the Hoyle family back to 1597. ... I met Danny and Belinda in Asheville on June 8 at a family birthday party for Belinda's aunt. I got to meet her mother and aunts and a lot of cousins I had never piet. In 1995 and 19961 went to the Hoyle Reunion which is held in Dallas, NC at the Hoyle family homestead, and have met a number of distant cousins there." Virginia Wilson (Waynesville, NC) " Especially interested in correct info, connecting the Davidson and Davis family. Also the Wilson, Mashburn, and Moss history (of) my mother's family. All concerned would be 3rd & 4th or 5th generations back from me. Hope to talk in person to a Davidson who lives in FL and usually visits relatives in Buncombe and Transylvania Cos. in the summer. Helen Davis Cooper (Sylva) " In 19961 joined the Jackson County Genealogical Society. I concentrated a large part of my research on my husband's family. I borrowed the book Bryson Family, of Western North Carolina 1664 JQ 1980 by Lawrence E. Wood, which has helped fill out the skeleton of information that I started with on the Wood family....I have not made much progress with the Brown family because I have had so much to work with on the Wood and Bryson families. I hope to rectify that situation this year. In October 1996 I spent several days at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Among other things, I followed the Rochester NY city directories from 1860 to 1911, and located addresses of residences of my grandmother, great-grandparents, and, I think, my great-great grandfather; the names of stores my great-grandfather owned, and the one he later managed, even finding printed ^ / advertisements for those stores. I found my father listed when he was a student at the Divinity School in 27 Rochester, and the date that he left the city to go to China as a missionary. I also found books recording 7 information about the cemeteries of Sevier County, TN and located burial sites of my great-grandfather Robert Smith Atchley and his wife Louisa Emmaline Clark. Since we are fortunate enough to have a branch of the Federal Archives in Denver, I have been able to spend some time there, and found some of the Brown family in K^/ the census records there. I am also attempting to trace my Atchley ancestors back through the census as far as possible to Thomas Atchley, who fought in the Revolutionary War, and who is buried in the Alder Branch cemetery in Sevierville, TN....I have been a member of the Board of Directors of Columbine Genealogical and Historical Society in the capacity of recording secretary.... I have had negatives made of some old pictures of family members. I am printing these myself, and have distributed some of them to interested relatives. I am also assisting two great-nephews, who have lost their father and all grandparents, in beginning research of their paternal grandfather's family. I celebrated my 70th birthday...January 11, and am enclosing a check to cover life membership." Jean Atchley Graham Brown (Englewood, CO) " Very little; however, I did obtain info on some Dills from the Rutherford County, NC area (late 1700's)." Milt Dills (Baxley, GA) " I have found out more about Suttons and Turpins...but I have a long way to go yet." Mack Sutton (Whittier) " I have had a very busy year and unfortunately have not been able to do much research. My greatest find was a picture of my great-grandfather." Brian McMahan (Sylva) " I continued to talk with, answer both local and out of state questions. Solicited membership and sales of Heritage Books. I continue to seek information from older citizens." Lloyd Cowan (Sylva) " I accomplished a great deal in 1996 with the help of fellow genealogists. I had a lot of response to my queries \ y in JTJ, a lot of nice helpful letters. I am grateful." Barbara Bishop (Chehalis, WA) " The most rewarding task that I've accomplished was finding the graves of my G-2 grandparents in Crawford County, MO on August 18, and having my daughter and granddaughters with me at the time. (These ancestors were) Thomas Harris, b. 1798 TN; d. 1879 MO; and Mary McMurtrey Harris b. 1800 TN; d. 1875 MO. Married Washington Co. MO mid-1820's, nine children. 1st settlers in vicinity, built log home south of Dillard, MO. The state now owns the land in that area and a mill that Francis Wisdom built before the Civil War. It's now a historical site." Jean D. Green (Carrollton, IL) " My children and I did get some information about the Ratliff genealogy. I have helped some of the younger members of our family tree by giving them information which they did not have." Neil Baumgartner (Candler) " I have corresponded with several different people & worked in the library reading films, etc. I haven't extended my lines, but I have been successful in finding a few more dates and information. I had an aunt that passed away & I have had the privilege of going through her genealogy papers. I found a few other dates. Helen Toler (Arimo, ID) " I have only been working on the Wikle family about 3 years. People have really helped me, especially Billy 1 Wykle from Macon County. I have my line direct back to 1790." Ocie Stinnett (Horse Shoe) 28 I v o c " I attended a Fore family reunion in Marshall, NC. Met lots of new cousins and did some research in Asheville, NC & got a picture of my gg grandparents A. J. and Sarah Fore. Joined Daughters of the Republic of Texas & submitted 8 ancestors to THE FIRST FAMILIES OF TEXAS & all were accepted." Frances Dooley Russell (Queen City,TX) " I traced a few more of my first cousins...." Henrietta Caylor (Blairsville, GA) " I linked up with 2 long-lost cousins (one through JCGS) and was able to share information with them." Shawna Hall (Waterford, MI) " Correspondence re: families (of interest); a small genealogical collection for family reunion attendees; assisting my husband in a book revision of his family, Peters family of Scott City, VA." Ann Hampton Peters (New Carlisle, OH) " Met some new friends and distant kin thro' correspondence; added a bit of info to the family tree of my grandmother Amanda Catherine Queen, d/o Alfred (1810-before 1880) & wife Mary Ann Addis Queen. Maisie Queen Young (Bryson City) " Completed a paper titled A REVIEW OF THE EARLY COWANS FROM SCOTLAND TO JACKSON COUNTY, NC" Edward Cowan (Mercer Island, WA) " I have been working on the ancestry of Rev. Nathan Thompson and have traced him to New Jersey, located his parents, and information about his mother's ancestry, the Beers, back to the emigrant from England in the 1630s; have proven that Hester Black, Nathan Thompson's wife, was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Black; have also been able to trace their son John Wesley Thompson to Mississippi (he was the adoptive great­grandfather of the author William Faulkner); I have also obtained some related documentation from the Faulkner collection. I have been working on James H. Turpin and have proven his connection to Franklin County, Georgia, through Rabun County, Georgia. On the Dickey family I had our line traced back to James Dickey, son of George Dickey, of Northern Ireland. I have obtained material from a related descendant which ties this family line from North Carolina to Pennsylvania to Northern Ireland and then to Scotland into the 1400's. This research was done about 1900, prior to the destruction of'many of the related Irish records. I have developed some additional information on my Watson and Hughes families. Thomas W. Johnson (Salt Lake City, UT) "Purchased software Family Tree Maker, installed on computer, and fed in info." Sandie & Bruce Jones (Sylva) " I was able to find another sister to my husband's great-grandmother that we knew nothing about, along with some of her family ancestors." Nancy Foster (Candler) " (I joined JCGS and worked on) Inman genealogy." Cance Carnes (Dillsboro) " Added several additional Bastardy records to Jackson County collection." Rick Frizzell (Sylva) 29 Ky " I located my great great grandfather's grave ( Capt. James W. Terrell) at Thomas Mem. Cemetery this past spring. I want to examine his papers at Western Carolina when time permits...." Donald M. Cowan, Sr. (Fairview) " Visited Peter Hyles (Hoyle) old house in Dallas, NC (Gaston Co.) now being restored; Conner reunion at Newfound Com. Center near W. Asheville; met lots of interesting people; visited Robert Medford (Canton); got ...info for my computer." Robert L. Mills (Winston-Salem) " Most of my genealogical research during 1996 involved the families of Beck, Dills, and Sutton. With the help of one of his grandsons, I compiled a list of the descendants of Kimsey Cornelius Beck, son of Samuel Manus and Eva Magdalin Beck, who lived most of his married life in the Carrboro-Chapel Hill area. I have collected information on other members of Sam and Maggie. I met and shared information with a great-granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Dills, a brother of my grandfather Marcus Lafayette Dills. With her help, I traced the families of Andrew Jackson Dills and George Washington Dills, another brother of my grandfather. I obtained the military records of the 5 sons of Phillip and Mary Buchanan Dills who served in the Civil War, and learned a great deal about them. Phillip and Mary also had 3 sons-in-law in the war. I have written a story based on their military records for members of my family. I was fortunate to have a short visit by a granddaughter of Thomas Ossie Dills, my father's half brother who left this area in the early 1920's and died in 1934 in Memphis, TN. She helped me with a story about Ossie for the May-June 1996 issue of JOURNEYS. From a cemetery census by Mack Sutton I learned where my grandfather's sister Rebecca M. Dills Jones, second wife of William W. Jones, is buried-Barker's Creek Cemetery. I shared information with several people and helped Fred Dills, Ruth C. Smith, and Tim Haskett with lineage charts. Dorris Beck (Sylva) " 1996 was observed as the 175th anniversary of Cullowhee Baptist Church. Research, drama, song, county picnic, ringing of the church bell 175 times by children, burying 2 time capsules (one for 25 years & one for 100 years); made special black and white membership directory, wall hangers depicting church history, discovered where original church sat in Webster; met other descendants." Irene M. Hooper (Cullowhee) " Thanks to the Heritage book, contact was made with a grandson, Grant, of Jesse Burch Cockerham, and through Grant, with LeEtta Melvin, the only surviving child of Jesse. Jesse left NC in the early 1900's and moved west, first to Washington and then to Oregon. His family there had almost no knowledge of their NC relatives. A visit in the summer of 1996 was a moving experience for all of us. In the late fall, correspondence was initiated with Jane Stafford, a great-granddaughter of Algerine Wilson (Cockerham descendant who died young and whose family became separated). Preliminary work indicates that Grant's grandmother, Laura Wilson Cockerham, may have been a sister to Jane's grandfather, Coleman Wilson, and this search will receive my primary attention in 1997." Ruth Shuler (Cullowhee) " I hosted an Addington Family Reunion at the ancestral home near Waterford and Leesburg, VA. First, I had to prove it was the ancestral home and describe how the house was renovated." Mary Jane Edwards (Fairfax,VA) " Found great-great grandfather Benjamin Williams married Nancy Gribble in Macon County 22 Jan 1838. Other marriages in NC in the 1800's : Calvin Williams married Polly Ann Gribble 3 Jan 1834; Augustin Williams married Sarah Ledbetter 10 Jul 1837; Melinda Williams married William Ledbetter 7 Feb 1834. I think all of these people were related, but have not been able to establish a connection; maybe someone has the answer." Charles B. Williams (Fullerton, CA) ^ji 30 ^y c " Went through mostof the microfilm of the court minutes for Rutherford County, NC from 1779 when the county was formed to 1820, looking for Cowards. Except for deed transactions, for which I already had copies, there were very few Coward notes. I am not quite through, but don't expect to find much else. In the very early minutes there were some pages so faded they were virtually illegible." Trudy Adams (Birmingham, AL) " Found information on great-great grandfather Norman S. Morton born in MA ca 1808, married to Eliza Gamble; found about20 additional ancestors (mainly Tapps in VA going-back to 1600's). Visited Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN, obtained Civil War records of great-grandfathers Cox and Morton. Larry Morton (Cullowhee) " Found transcribed estate records for my 2nd great-grandfather Benjamin F. Griffin (b. abt. 1810 SC) in a book at the Allen Co. Public Library hrFt. Wayne, IN, which linked him with Griffins in Pickens Co. SC. Later visited Pickens Co. Library & courthouse and Easley, SC library where we confirmed our connection-went back two more generations on that line! My 3rd great-grandfather Sargent Griffin gave 3 acres of land to establish the Griffin Baptist Church near Pickens, SC, in 1857. He is buried in the cemetery behind that church. Obtained Civil War service record for great-grandfather Henry M. Griffin of Calhoun Co. AL. Continued research on my German line (Steinegger) using microfilmed church records at the LDS Family History Center near Cherokee." Marilyn Morton (Cullowhee) " Contributed 90 pictures for publication and also pictures to Great Smoky Mountains National Park files. Research continued on several families. Organized photos. Shared research with others." Helen Vance (Sylva) " After researching in South Georgia for ancestor William Cone & Peter Cone Richardson graves for over 15 years, I was, with the help of Georgia Southern Archaeology Department, able to identify arid mark both graves located on dirt roads in different locations. William died 1822 & Peter died 1918. Both graves were returned to the original condition, except marked." James Hall (Hendersonville) " I found documented marriage date of grandfather Wm. R. Moss and Sadie Pierson in Hamburg Township...and my great-grandfatherand mother Wm. Roderick Pierson b. 1855 d.1919 m. 1875 to Susan White. Wm. Roderick Pierson & his dtr. Sadie Pierson Moss buried in Norton Cemetery between Highlands/Cashiers. Found documentation of Dorthula Moss (grandfather's sister) m. 23 Dec 1886 to George Bumgarner, and Dialpha Moss b. 18 Jan 1864 d. 28" Jan 1924 m. to Jahue Stewart. Found family of David Moss (Dave) in Andrew Johnson National Military Cemetery—Grave 41, Section B, Bugler, Co. K, 13th Tenn. Cav. (Rifle in National Archives in Washington) b. 1840, d. 19 Sep 1930 enrolled in service 31 Aug 1863, discharged 4 Dec 1864 (fought on Union and. Confederate). Samuel W. Moss Pvt. Service # 34370426 WWII, Andrew Johnson Cemetery, b. 13 Feb 1902, d.12 Feb 1972, buried Section N, grave 37, place of death Johnson City, TN. Found history of James L. Moss and Bessie Mae Coggins at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, NC. David's mother was Margaret Henderson Moss Maney, widow of Jefferson Moss of Haywood Co.,NC, m.Maney last. Lived Shooting Creek, rejected by Cherokee Hester roll. By finding these 2 families, I found we were not connected as I could tell. Still looking for Wm. R. (or Wm. H.) Moss from probably Pine Creek/Buck Creek area...have had fun, got educated, learned geography, communicated with one of David & James L.'s kin." Louise Moss Ansley (Winchester,TN) " No results. I was able to eliminate some things. Enjoyed some correspondence with some distant relatives that ^ , I discovered through my research." John Cook (Wyoming, DE) 3 1 L - " I found some of the families of the children of my paternal great-grandfather R.H. Queen, mostly by cemetery records, death records in Haywood Co., and census records. I still can't find a trace of him before age 27 in the Haywood Co. 1860 census. I also got to go to the great library in Chattanooga where I found the parents of my maternal great great grandfather, who was born in McMinn Co. TN." Peggy Queen Mason (Dillsboro) V_y " 1996 was a very good year for discoveries. During our brief residency in North Carolina, I located Double Springs Cemetery on top of Cullowhee Mountain, where my 3rd great-grandparents were buried. I was able to obtain dates of birth and death for Marcus "Mark" Lafayette Coggins and Sarah Narcis Mathis Coggins. Also, many other members of that family were buried there. I was able to locate some land records in Cherokee Co., involving my great great grandfather Phillip Bradley. I have also made some very exciting contacts on the Internet in 1996. One of the most profitable ones was on my Pace line. I was able to expand another generation back. Other Internet family connections include Coggins, Messer, Hyatt, and Martin. I have e-mailed two new-found cousins regularly, and we are planning a Pace family reunion in Lenoir City, TN on Memorial Day weekend." Stevie Leigh Jones (Aberdeen, WA) " I started the Jackson County Genweb project. Was able to fix some discrepancies in my database thanks to information obtained through JOURNEYS THROUGH JACKSON." David Gibson (Abilene, TX) " I was able to make a trip to Jackson County and spend 10 days doing research. I was able to meet distant cousins and walk where my people walked. I was able to find additional information to "flesh out" my families. I found pictures of my great-great grandparents and most of their children....A lot of people in both Swain and Jackson Counties gave me a lot of help. I would not have accomplished any of this if it were not for them. Dennis Estes (Eureka, CA) ^y " I derived great satisfaction from editing JOURNEYS, and with much help from Kirk Stephens and Ruth Shuler, saw it go to press every two months. I was unable to extend any ancestral lines in 1996 (but I already have one for 1997, another story), but I was fortunate enough to be at the State Archives several times. My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from assisting other people in this pursuit. The most gratifying moments came: a) when I learned that two of my closest friends, Rick Frizzell and Mike Shay, shared Albrecht/AIIbright ancestry. Not bad for one old boy growing up on Hog Rock, the other in western Kansas, b) when I tagged along with my sister Jean Brown to Wilkes County as she untangled Browns and Fortners; c) when I helped another good friend get started in genealogy; d) when I was able to visit the Allbright resting place near Burlington with Rick; e) when I was able to answer a couple of questions for Dennis Estes as he made contact with Jackson County. In short, I guess I minded other people's business, a practice I normally loathe in anyone. But amateur genealogists sometimes suspend rational behavior, and I am as guilty of that as the next one." Larry Crawford (Sylva) Ky 32 Jackson County Delayed Birth Certificates of Persons Born Prior to 1900 (Key to entries: Name; date df birth; place of birth; father's name; father's year of birth; father's place of birth; mother's name; mother's year of birth; mother's place of birth; page no.) C (Editor's note: While some of these certificates ran in early issues of JTJ, we have decided to place them in the order in which they were granted to various individuals, rather than in alphabetical order, so that the end of the alphabet will not continue to be slighted. The certificates are found in the Registert>f Deeds offices in North Carolina courthouses. The following certificates complete Volume I. One annoying circumstance: Not ALL of these parents could possibly have been bom in Jackson County. Abstracted 20 Feb 1997 by Ruth Shuler. Cogdill, Joseph Davis; 20 Aug 1895; Scotts Creek; John Cogdill; 1873; Jackson Co; Margaret McClure; 1860; Jackson Co.; page 136 Tompkins, Daniel Dean; 15 Aug 1890; Webster; William F. Tompkins; 1861; Neilsville WI; Annie Luck; 1866; Pittsylvania Co, VA; page 140 Tompkins, Lillian Evelyn; 5 Mar 1890; Webster; Fred M. Tompkins; 1862; Neilsville WI; Annie Laura Cannon; 1864; Jackson Co.; page 142 Dills, Howard Samuel; 31 Dec 1894; Dillsboro; C- W. Dills; 1869; Jackson Co; Candas Conner; 1871; Jackson Co; page 145 Pickelsimer, DeRoy N.;19 Apr 1899; Cashiers; Dewitt Pickelsimer; 1870; Jackson Co; Shellie Miller; 1879; Jackson Co; page 150 Saunders, Bell; 15 Jul 1871; Sylva; Benjamine Saunders; 1846; Jackson CQ; Martha Lamb; 1851; Jackson Co; page 151 Norton, James Edward, Jr.; 20 Oct 1898; East LaPorte; James, Edward Norton; 1859; Jackson L . Co; Sallie Davis; 1858; Jackson Co; page 153 Bryson, Wesley; 8 Nov 1896; Cashiers; Robert L. Bryson; 1863; Jackson Co; Alice J. Nicholson; 1870; Jackson Co; page 154 Bumgarner, Robert Clarence; 21 May 1899; Wilmot; Charles Alexander Bumgarner; 1881; Jackson C; Pallie Fisher; 1881; Jackson Co; page 159 Buchanan, Sebaston Bryson; 21 Dec 1898; Gay; Robert Buchanan; .1860; Jackson Co; Martha Deitz; 1857; Jackson Co.; page 161 Henry, Elsie McKinley; 6 Mar 1894; Willits; Alex E. Henry; 1847; Jackson Co; Arty Hooper; 1860; Jackson Co; page 167 Cogdill, William Mitchell; 16 Aug 1892; Balsam; WiUiam J. Cogdill; 1862; Jackson Co; Mary Jane Wilson; 1862; Jackson Co; page 168 Howell, Dock Halliard; 16 Mar 1899; Whittier; K. Howell; 1865; Jackson Co; Tennessee Turpin; 1866; Jackson Co; page 170 Owen, Robert Homber; 15 Jun 1899; Webster; Benjima F. Owen; 1867; Walhalla SC; Malitha Alice Smith; 1862; Hayesville NC; page 174 33 Jackson County Delayed Birth Certificates of Persons Born Prior to 1900 Wilson, William Gatchel; 31 Jan 1882; Glenville; William A. Wilson; 1849; Jackson Co; Highly Serena Brown; 1848; Jackson Co; page 176 Ky Wood, Tolvin Filmore; 3 Jun 1883; Canada Twp; Henry Bryson Wood; 1855; Jackson Co; Sarah Rebecca Long; 1860; Jackson Co; page 178 Strange, William Dewitt; 2 May 1899; Dillsboro; Zeb A. Strange; —; Jackson Co; Martha Mehaffey; —; Jackson Co; page 192 Rochester, William Lafayette; 11 Jun 1880; Rual; John David Rochester; 1853; Oconee Co SC; Margaret Theodosia Watson; 1861; Jackson Co; page 193 Deitz, William Richmond; 7 Aug 1895; Greens Creek; W. T. Deitz; 1868; Jackson Co; Emery Wilson; 1869; Jackson Co; page 194 Wilson, Charles Fredrick; 1 Oct 1897; Glenville; Alfred Houstin Wilson; 1840; Jackson Co; Laura Haseltine Bryson; 1852; Macon Co NC; page 197 Moody, William Thomas; 15 Aug 1891; Glenville; Benett Jasper Moody; 1838; NC; Sarah Crow; 1841; NC; page 198 Green, Dora; 2 Mar 1892; Barkers Creek; Powell Green; —; Jackson Co; Lillie Moody; 1874; Jackson Co; page 199 Cagle, Edgar Harvey; 22 Aug 1897; Webster; John W. Cagle; 1861; Jackson Co; Sarah Hall; 1863; Jackson Co; page 200 \y Rochester, Freddy Homes; 26 Mar 1892 (1882?); Jackson Co; John David Rochester; 1853; Oconee SC; Margaret Theodosia Watson; 1861; Jackson Co; page 201 Jones, Shatter Garr; 21 Jul 1898; Barkers Creek; James K. Jones; 1876; Jackson Co; Lizzie Roland; 1874; Jackson Co; page 207 Bell, James Robert; 2 Jun 1899; Dillsboro; James Robert Bell; 1873; Jackson Co; Emma Sherrill; 1877; Jackson Co; page 209 Brown, Albert Edwin; 29 Aug 1894; Cowarts; Wm. Albert Brown; 1850; NC; Louise Coats; 1852; NC; page 213 Brown, David Hamilton; 25 Jun 1887; Cowarts; Wm. Albert Brown; 1850; NC; Louise Coats; 1852; NC; page 214 Lewis, Turner, Jr.; 7 Nov 1898; Whittier; Turner Lewis, Sr.; 1866; NC; Louise Kirkland; 1867; NC; page 217 Dillard, C. Price; 22 Feb 1882; Willets; Thomas Dillard; 1830; Jackson Co; Jane Henry; 1851; NC; page 221 Ky 34 c Jackson County Delayed Birth Certificates of Persons Born Prior to 1900 Ensley, William Smith; 9 Mar 1888; Sylva; Sims W. Ensley; 1856; Jackson Co; Margaret.H. Queen; 1857; NC; page 222 Leopard, Frank Ray; 2 Mar 1888; Cullowhee; Jim Leopard; 1848; Jackson Co; Loucinda Smith; 1845; NC; page 227 Buchanan, Gola Franklin; 16 Dec 1899; Greens Creek; Joseph Manson Buchanan; 1873; NC; Hester C. Cabe; 1875; NC; page 229 Mull, Fred Alien; 25 Oct 1898; Addie; David Mull; 1865; NC; Cynthia Buchanan; 1871; NC; page 233 McLaughlin, Eugene Talmage; 13 Oct 1892; Whittier; Raleigh L. McLaughlin; 1850; TN; Florence A. Hampton; 1858; NC; page 234 Gibson, Fred Theodore; 9 Aug 1897; Qualla; Manley Gibson; 1870; Jackson Co; Hattie Ward; 1876; Jackson Co; page 235 Turpin, Henry; 18 Mar 1897; Qualla; Jim Turpin; 1873; Jackson Co; Minnie Garrison; 1874; Osboum Co KS; page 240 Queen, James Edgar; 7 Dec 1897; Tuckasegee; Ascue Carson Queen; 1859; NC; Dorcas Wood; 1857; NC; page 251 . Dillard, Moultry Akie; 28 Jun 1897; Sylva; John W. Dillard; 1867; NC; Dora Holland; 1871; W NC; page 252 Tilley, James Asburn; 26 Mar 1880; Speedwell; Hampton Tilley; 1851; Jackson Co; Emma Frizeli; 1852; Jackson Co; page 263 Bumgarner, Etta Mae; 21 Apr 1885; Sylva; N. W. Bumgarner; 1846; Jackson Co; Margaret Paris; 1848; Jackson Co; page 264 Painter, Willie Lee; 13 Jul 1891; Sylva; Geo. Ellis Painter; 1864; NC; Julia Ann Ensley; 1871; NC; page 266 Allen, Carl Curtis; 18 Oct 1897; Sylva; Judson Allen; 1862; Jackson Co; Emma Curtis; 1870; Clay Co NC; page 270 Painter, Walter Burke; 14 Apr 1896; Cullowhee; George Ellis Painter; 1864; Jackson Co; Julia Ann Ensley; 1871; Jackson Co; page 274 McCoy, DeEtta Rosine; 17 May 1892; Dillsboro; James Herbert McCoy; 1857; Clay C o NC; Martha Adelaide Allen; 1861; Alamance Co NC; page 277 McCoy, Nellie Praise; 30 Jun 1898; Dillsboro; James Herbert McCoy; 1857; Clay Co NC; , Martha Adelaide Allen; 1861; Alamance Co NC; page 278 35 Jackson County Delayed Birth Certificates of Persons Born Prior to 1900 Coward, George B.; 24 Sep 1891; Balsam; William Coward; 1841; NC; Betty Queen; 1851; NC; page 298 Bird, Henry Grady; 19 Jan 1899; Qualla; Charles A. Bird; 1853; Jackson Co; Sarah Terrell; 1861; Jackson Co; page 303 Massingale, Mack; 7 Feb 1895; Canada Twp.; Daniel Massingale; 1858; Jackson Co; Sarah Adams; 1860; Jackson Co; page 311 Wike, Sallie Margaret; 15 Oct 1883; Tuckaseegee; Jack Wide; 1848; Jackson Co; Laura Hooper; 1859; JAckson Co; page 318 Wike, Charles Lambert; 9 Mar 1898; Tuckaseegee; JAck Wike; 1848; Jackson Co; Laura Hooper; 1859; Jackson Co; page 319 Fullbright, John Nelson; 27 Mar 1877; Webster; Daniel M. Fullbright; 1844; NC; Jane A. Monteith; 1846; NC; page 320 Parker, Ethel; 3 Dec. 1895; Rich Mountain; John Nelson Parker; 1849; Jackson Co; Martha Ann Parker; 1856; Jackson Co; page 321 Wike, Claude Estus; 3 Feb 1890; Tuckaseegee; Jack Wike; 1848; Jackson Co; Laura Hooper; 1859; Jackson Co; page 322 Wilkes, George Washington; 29 Jan 1883; Sylva; S. P. Wilkes; 1851; Jackson Co; Mary Thompson; 1852; Jackson Co; page 323 v^ Davis, Joseph Wilburn; 11 Sep 1896; Beta; William Vance Davis; 1861; Jackson Co; Cumi Fisher; 1866; Jackson Co; page 325 Henderson, Victor McClelian; 9 Jul 1879; Glenville; John C. Henderson; 1859; NC; Delphia Wilson; 1862; NC; page 328 Deitz, James Early; 17 Dec 1899; Greens Creek; Thomas Wm. Deitz; 1866; Jackson Co; Zlphry Wilson; 1869; Jackson Co; paqge 330 Keller, Charlie H.; 14 Jan 1896; Cullowhee; William Harry Keller; 1847; PA; Rebecca Bryson; 1857; Jackson Co; page 331 Nicholson, Bell; 17 Aug 1890; Cullowhee; Lemuel Nicholson; 1863; Jackson Co; Mary Ashe; 1869; Jackson Co; page 335 Bryson, Mamie Lee; 9 Jul 1892; Webster; Sterling Bryson; 1867; Jackson Co.; Maggie York; 1856; Ash Co NC; page 338 Ky 36 c THE FAMILY O F D O R C A S JANE FRIZZELL A N D G E O R G E W . BRYSON [Ed. The following continues the Frizzell grandchild project, which was assembled by Larry Crawford in 1995. Numbers for the grandchildren are relative to Jason and Margaret Frizzell.] Dorcas Jane Frizzell, one of the twin daughters born to Jason and Margaret Gribble Frizzell on 18 Dec 1843, would marry about 1863 to George Wilburn Bryson, one of the sons of Henderson and Caroline Davis Bryson. Dorcas Jane did not live a long life, dying 15 Octl882. George would marry again, and would live until 18 Jan 1907. This family lived in the Glenville community, just up the Big Ridge Road. They are buried in the Hamburg Cemetery. Children of George and Dorcas Jane: Sarah Lucinda Bryson (1864) m. L. Jackson Franks. William Coleman Bryson (1867) m. Cumile Holland. James Robert Bryson (1869) m. Mary Nancy Fowler. Columbus Wilburn Bryson (1871) (1942) John B. Bryson (1875) m. Myra Buchanan. Wesley D. Bryson (1879) Samuel Franklin Bryson (1880) m. Susie Hooper. GRANDCHILD #69...SARAH LUCINDA BRYSON FRANKS Sarah Lucinda was born to George and Dorcas Jane 23 Dec 1864. On 11 Oct 1888, she married L. Jackson Franks, born 1 May 1867. This family lived in the southern part of Jackson County. She died 24 Dec 1940, after he had died 28 Jun 1922. They and several of their children are buried in Hamburg Cemetery .Their children: George Harrison Franks (1889) m. Myrtle Franks. Lewis Bert Franks (1891) m. Floda Mae Hooper. William Franks (1894) m. Eula Hooper. Minnie Franks (1902) (1924) Anna E. Franks (1904) m. Powell; (2) Pressley GRANDCHILD #70...WnXIAM COLEMAN BRYSON William Coleman was the second child born to George and Dorcas Jane. He was born about 1867, and would marry on 16 Jun 1888, to Talitha Cumile Holland. They lived at Glenville until the dam was built, then moved to South Carolina permanently. Their children: Emma E. Bryson (1890) Flora M. Bryson (1892) Leona L. Bryson (1897) William M. Bryson (1900) Lawrence F. Bryson (1902) Florence B. Bryson (1904) OcieB. Bryson (1906) Maud E. Bryson (1912) Claude J. Bryson (1914) GRANDCHILD #71,. J A M E S ROBERT BRYSON James Robert Bryson was bom to George and Dorcas Jane 19 Feb 1869. On 21 Dec 1899, he married Mary Nancy Fowler, born 8 May 1881. They lived in the Glenville area, and are buried there in the Hamburg Cemetery. James Robert died 24 Nov 1938, Mary Nancy 10 Jul 1961. Their children: Sallie Hazel Bryson (1901) m. Henry Thomas George Franklin Bryson (1902) m. Beulah Galloway James Claybron Bryson(1906) m. l)Kate Parris 2) Helen B. Brooks 37 Eva Bryson (1908) (1908) Marvin Chestley Bryson (1911) m. Louise Hollifield Virginia Christine Bryson (1919) m. 1) Buren Reynolds 2) Guy Leatherwood 3) Alex Howard Gordon Glenn Bryson (1922) (1924) KJ GRANDCHILD #72...COLUMBUS WILBURN BRYSON Columbus Wilburn Bryson was born to George and Dorcas Jane on 3 Mar 1871. He died unmarried 4 Nov 1942, and is buried at Hamburg Cemetery. GRANDCHILD #73...JOHN B. BRYSON John B. Bryson was born 12 Jan 1875, to George and Dorcas Jane. He married on 13 Jan 1895 Myra Buchanan, born 5 Apr 1877. They also lived in the Glenville area, where he died 14 Aug 1951. She lived until 29 Jan 1970. They are buried at Hamburg Cemetery. Their children: Julia E. Bryson (1896) m. Henry Hayes Hooper Henry Franklin Bryson (1898) m. Nellie Talley George Hayes Bryson (1900) (1931) Augustus Bryson (1902) m. Lillian Young Bulah Fay Bryson (1904) (1904) Joseph Samuel Bryson (1905) m. Beatrice Fowler James H. Bryson (1909) m. Bonnie B. Reynolds John Theodore Bryson (1912) m. Mary Talley Thomas Neil Bryson (1915) m. Opal Franks Edwin Carl Bryson (1918) (1936) GRANDCHILD #74...WESLEY D. BRYSON According to the 1880 census, this child was born about 1879 to George and Dorcas Jane. Perhaps this is ^y the Duckworth Bryson, who is buried with this family and who possibly died young. GRANDCHILD #75...SAMUEL FRANKLIN BRYSON Samuel Franklin Bryson was born to George and Dorcas Jane on 5 Dec 1880. He married Susie Hooper, who was born 18 Mar 1894. They were to have four children, and also lived in the Glenville area. Samuel Franklin died 15 Jan 1941, but Susie lived a long life, dying 30 Jun 1985. They are buried in Hamburg Cemetery. Their children: Grace Bryson m. Paul Galloway Clyde Bryson m. Frances Green Earl Bryson m. Barbara Watson Shirley Bryson m. Harold Smith Problems in the Dorcas Jane Frizzell Bryson Family 1. Are Wesley D. and Duckworth the same person? 2. Many specific dates are missing for this family since they would be readily available. 3. Specific dates for William Coleman and Cumile, along with burial sites in South Carolina. 4. Is this list of William Coleman's children complete? 5. This is not a problem, but an acknowledgement of appreciation for Mrs. Samuel Lee Franks, who made the great-grandchild spouse list much more complete. 6. Does anyone in this family know anything about Nancy Frizzell? Since she was the twin sister of Dorcas Jane, it would seem likely that someone in this family might be able to shed some light on her fate. \J 38 LLOYD COWAN'S PRAYER FOR 1997 [Ed. JCGS member Lloyd Wilkes Cowan submitted the following prayer for publication. It should touch the heart of every genealogist. i^> On the next page, see Lloyd's account of his wife's family, Herbert Jefferson and Minnie Zena Johnson Landis.] My simple and sincere New Year's Resolution was "Lord, please help me that I might try to do better this year than I did last year." J I want to thank You for your grace and salvation through faith. I want to thank You for my heritage. I want to thank you for my influential Grandpa "Duff' Cowan and Grandma "Mandy" Cowan, and for my caring Grandpa "Dow" Hall and Grandma Lily Ann Hall. I want to thank You for allowing me to grow up with two wonderful sisters and three fine brothers. And Heaven knows, had it not been for two of the greatest, caring hard-working parents, Roystan and Delia Cowan, I would not have been here, and I have lived three-fourths of a century as of January 24. And please don't forget all those Uncles and Aunts and cousins who were an ongoing part of molding my life. And had it not been for those old preachers and teachers who were instrumental in helping my parents with the intellect and discipline of my life, only You know where I would be today. And I so very much want to thank You for the privilege of growing up ten miles out in the country on a hundred-acre farm. i I want to thank You for the privilege of walking, often barefoot, a mile to school, two miles to church, three miles ^ ^ to a country store, and four miles to the Post Office. Health and happiness were icing on the cake. Only You can countthe offspring of the "Duff' and "Mandy" Cowan and "Dow" and Lily Hall clans. We know how much you have blessed us all through these one hundred years ongoing. And as time marches on, I want to thank You in an hour of love, devotion, and dedication for those and that of my own offspring, all a blessing from Above. I thank You for a dedicated wife of 52 years, for four wonderful children, ten grandchildren, and 14 great­grandchildren. I thank You for any monetary accumulation, only enough for monthly bills, town, county, state, and federal collectors, and which You know more about than I do. If I don't do any better this year, please give me the courage to call on you, and We will try it again next year. ^ 39 LANDIS-DYSART The four sons of Clark Landis were Joseph, Thomas, Benjamin, and John. John Landis married a widow Cynthia Moore Glass. ^-^ A son of John and Cynthia Landis, William Thomas Landis, born 16 Jul 1861 married Henrietta Elizabeth Dysart, born 5 Mar 1866. While living at Dysartsville in McDowell County, south of Marion, ten children were born to Will and Lizzie Landis. Will and Lizzie are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Hickory. Children of William and Elizabeth Dysart Landis: 1) Hessie Lee, b. 25 Dec 1889, m. Floyd Satterwhite. 2) Julia Belle, b. 31 Oct 1891, m. William Jacob Walker. 3) Fannie Lou, b. 28 Aug 1893, d. unmarried 26 Oct 1924. 4) Joseph Badger, b. 19 May 1895, m. Hetie Dellinger, Berniece Cobb. 5) Cordie Emma, b. 28 May 1898, m. Rev. James Sommerlin. 6) John Lane, b. 4 May 1899, m. Elsie Bolick. 7) Herbert Jefferson, b. 2 Jun 1901, m. Minnie Zena Johnson 8) Charles Ezia, b. 5 Sep 1903, m. Bobbie Crouch. 9) Thomas Edgar, b. 7 Aug 1906, unmarried, still living. 10) Woodrow William, b. 17 Aug 1909, m. Eula Mae Richards. The Landis family reared their young in the McDowell, Catawba, and Burke County areas. When Herbert Landis was only eleven years old, his father Will died, leaving "Granny Landis" with ten hungry mouths to feed. Her brother, William Dysart,, a Southern Railroad Conductor, urged his sister to leave the farm and bring the children to Hickory, where the oldest could find work. Three mule-team wagons were loaded the week before Christmas 1912. The Will Landis team, and the teams owned by Sherrill Green and Lonnie Cowan, moved Ky this family to Hickory. "Granny Lizzie," a wiry little Methodist lady, immediately found work for all the children above the age of twelve. The boss of the house, she never married again. She saw all the children marry and leave home, except for Eddie, who remained with his mother until her death. Eddie, the only one still living, celebrated his 90th birthday August 7,1996. He remembers his family heritage with clarity. Herbert Jefferson Landis, his wife Zena, and daughter Elizabeth, then 15, opened the Belk Department Store in Sylva in March of 1943. Herbert Jefferson Landis died 8 Sep 1983, and both he and his wife are buried in the Keener Cemetery in Sylva. v J 40 c C / NATIONS, HUGHES, AND WATSON...FAMTLDXS O F CLINT GOLD [Ed. JCGS member Clint Gold submitted the following materials (twice) concerning his ancestry. They are well-organized family group records which, ideally, could simply be copied into the journal. However, since some of the handwriting is small, the sheets are copied here in different format. Our thanks to Mr. Gold for sharing these northern Jackson County families with us.] James L. Nations, son of Jeremiah Nations (b. ca. 1788) and N. (b.ca. 1788) born 1805/1806 in SC married Elizabeth Sims, b. 1808 in SC or GA, dtr. of John Sims and Elizabeth. They acquired land on Soco Creek in 1830, then raised their family on Nations Creek, where they are buried in Nations Creek Cemetery. Children of James L. Nations and Elizabeth Sims: 1) Mary "Polly" b. 19 Jan 1829 NC d. 5 Feb 1913 Hughes Ridge, buried Hughes-Nations Cem. Swain Co. married Asoph Hughes. 2) Jeremiah K. Nations, b.1829, married Martha J. Cochran and raised children on Alarka Creek in Swain Co. Ch: Thomas Cling, Josephine, Sarah, James K., Robert, Balzura. 3) Elizina Nancy Nations, b. 1830, buried Moody Cem., mar. John B. Elders, raised children on Barker's Creek. Ch: Abraham E., Fuller, John W.S., Cellen N., Rufus "Fate", Betty. 4) Francis Marion Nations, b. 1831, mar. 10 Apr 1853 Mary "Polly" Gibson, raised family at Wilmot. Ch: James, J.H., Eliza, Zebulon Vance, Harriet. 5) John Thomas Nations, b. 3 Jun 1832, d. 11 Sep 1912, m. 1852 Sarah J. Stillwell/Sellers. Owned considerable land in Jackson Co., including water-powered sawmill, buried Nations Creek Cem. Ch: Rufus L., Mary A., Nancy, Sarah C , Margaret, James, William, Thomas, Albert. 6) Alfred Nations, b. 14 Jan 1834, d. 12 Jun 1903, bur. Hughes-Nations Cem., mar. Elvira Elizabeth Hughes (1837-1899), lived on the Oconaluftee River near Ela. Ch: Vance, Elmira, Jane, Alice, Andrew. 7) Martha Angelina Nations, b. 1836, d. 1912, mar. Robert Love Gunter (1830-1889). She and younger children moved to Idaho in late 1880's. Ch: William E., James A., Margaret, Thad, Mary J., Laura, Marion, George W., Robert C , Samuel. 8) Eliza L. Nations, b. 20 Jun 1838, d. 23 May 1903, buried Gunter Cem., ConIey*s Creek, mar. George Marion Gunter (1833-1914), second wife of Gunter. Most children went west. Ch: Jessie B., Charity E., Adelia, George B., Sidney H., Thomas K., Frank B. 9) James Richard Nations, b. 1839, d. 1865 (in service of Confederacy) mar. Rebecca Bumgarner. Ch: James Taylor. 10) Joseph Asaph Nations, b. 29 Mar 1843, d. 18 Jan 1915, bur. Nations Creek Cem., mar. Charity Palestine Cochran (1846-1924), Confederate veteran, lived at Barker's Creek. Ch: John, William, Delphia, James, Jessie, Thomas, John T., Kimsey Ace, Dock E., Cora L. Asaph first married a Sutton. One ch: John. 11) Nancy Nations , b. 1844, m. John T. Bradley, buried Bradley Cem. on Joe Branch near their home. 9 ch. 12) Sarah Jane Nations, b. 12 May 1846, d. 10 Nov 1914, mar. Richard L. Jones, bur. Nations Creek Cem. Ch: Mollie E., Sarah J., William M., Hattie, James K., Lillian, Cordelia Sarah, John B., George. Sources cited for the above family: Bryson City Library, Federal Censuses of 1850,1860, Stevie Leigh Jones. Added note: 19 Jul 1862...John, Jeremiah, Francis, Alfred, James enlisted in Confederate Army, Thomas Legion. HUGHES FAMILY Ralph (Rafe) Hughes was born in Ireland 11 Apr 1780, married there August 1808, to Sarah Elizabeth Turpin, born Ireland. [Ed. 1850 Haywood census gives SC as pob for both.] He died 24 Jan 186*1, she died 15 Sep 1876, are buried in Hughes Cemetery, Hughes Ridge, now in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. His father Joseph Hughes, her father Jim Turpin. In 1870 census, she was living with Robert and Martha Aaron, possibly a daughter. Children of Rafe and Sarah Elizabeth Turpin Hughes: 4 1 l ) J o h n , b . 6 May 1811 2) Nancy, b. 28 Nov 1812 3) Margaret "Peggy" b. 11 Sep 1814 4) Thomas, b. 26 Nov 1816 ^ 5) Jason, b. 18 Feb 1818, mar. Elmina Conner Bradley 6) Andrew, b. 24 Feb 1820 7) Talitha, b. 22 Oct 1821 8) Asoph, b. 3 Feb 1824, d. 6 Apr 1865, m. Mary Nations 9) Sarah Enloe, b. 30 May 1826, mar. Phillip Wike 10) Ralph Judson, b. 23 Jan 1830 11) Elvira Elizabeth m. Alfred Nations 12) Martha, b.ca. 1835 13) Aveline m. 1) Mr. Self, then Aaron Robards, moved to Sevier Co. TN. SOURCES CITED FOR THE ABOVE FAMILY 1860 Jackson County Census; 1850 Haywood County Census; Swain Co. Genealogical and Historical Society [Ed. Are these specific birth dates from an old Bible? Could Aveline be the middle name for Margaret? Nancy would become the second wife of James H. Turpin.] FAMILY OF ASOPH HUGHES AND MARY NATIONS HUGHES Children of the two families already listed, Asoph Hughes, b. 3 Feb 1824 at Oconalufty, d. 6 Apr 1865, bur. Hughes Cem., married Mary Nations, b. 29 Jan 1829, d. 5 Feb 1913, bur. Bryson City Cem. Asoph was a Private in Co.F, Thomas Legion, NC Troops. Their children:. 1) James Taylor Hughes, b. 30 Apr 1849, d.20 Nov 1904, bur. Conner Cem., Oconalufty, mar. 11 Feb 1869 Elizabeth Conner. Ky 2) Ira Jefferson Hughes, b. 1850, mar. 6 Oct 1872 at Tom Bradley's, Arta Licy "Artice" Bradley. 3) Jable Harrison Hughes, b. 13 Jun 1853, d. 23 Oct 1827, bur. Sheridan, WY, mar. 16 Dec 1877 Rebecca E. Watson at home of Cling Fisher, Oconalufty, Swain Co. 4) Sarah Elizabeth Hughes, b. 29 Jan 1855, mar. 1) Avery Bradley at home of Mary Hughes, 11 Oct 1873; mar. 2) Wiley Parris 29 Mar 1891. 5) William Self Hughes, b. 19 Jan 1857, Ravensford, mar. 14 Apr 1898 at Waynesville, Mary Lugenia Moody. 6) Thomas Irvin Hughes, b. 25 Nov 1861, d. 1954, mar. 8 Mar 1889 Nancy Elvira Enloe at Yellow Hill. 7) Aseph Hamilton Hughes, b. 7 Dec 1864, d. 19 Jan 1951, mar. 19 Oct 1890 at Mary Hughes home, Oconalufty,' Hester J. Farley. He is buried in Bryson City Cemetery. 8) Robert E. Hughes, b. 1866, mar. a widow Laura Bradley Reagan. SOURCES CITED FOR THE ABOVE FAMILY: 1860 Jackson County census; 1870 Jackson County census, Qualla township; Swain County Historical and Genealogical Society FAIVITLY OF JABEL HARRISON HUGHES AND REBECCA ELIZABETH WATSON (See #3 above.) Jabel and Rebecca moved from NC in 1892 to Norman, OK, then to Roswell, NM, about 1910, and then to Sheridan, WY about 1911 or 1912. Rebecca Elizabeth Watson was born 6 Nov 1857 Jackson Co. NC, died 23 Oct 1930, Sheridan WY. She was a daughter of Wm. H. Lafayette "Fate" Watson and his wife Jane G. Jackson. \^J 42 o o o CHILDREN OF JABEL AND REBECCA: 1) Ida Sarah Hughes, b. 12 Dec 1878, Oconalufty, d. 10 Jan 1940 Roswell, Chaves Co.,NM, mar. 8 Sep 1895 Norman Cleveland Co. OK, John William Tate. Ch: Oma E. and Edgar E. 2) McHenry Lee Hughes, b. 17 May 1880, Oconalufty, d. 29 Apr 1945, Sheridan WY, mar. 1) Grace Duffy 1 ch. William Lee m. 2) Ophelia E. 3) Cora R. Hughes, b. 13 Dec 1883, Oconalufty, d. 15 Jul 1957 MO, bur Roswell NM, mar. Frank Marble. Ch: Gladys M. 4) Kiney Elizabeth Hughes, b. 11 Sep 1886, Oconalufty, d. 4 Oct 1954 Roswell NM, mar. 1) William Howry Ch: William, Roy mar, 2) Witte mar. 11 Mar 1911 3) William Chester Van Doren Ch: Fred, Dorothy. 5) Clark Chester Hughes, b. 20 Jan 1888, Bryson City, d. 13 May 1969, Okmulgee OK, mar. 26 Sep 1907 Cleveland Co. OK, Allie V. Hopkins. Ch: Mattie, Boyd, Pauline, Blanch. 6) Jessie Greely Hughes, b. 17 Oct 1890, Oconalufty, d. 9 May 1963, Thief River Falls, MN, mar. 25 Sep 1933 Billings MT Celema Votava. Ch: Stepsons Ward, Lloyd 7) Wilson Hughes, b. ca. 1892, pipeliner lived in CA, mar. Ina Carter, 1 son. SOURCES CITED FOR THIS FAMILY 1880 NC census; Swain County Heritage Book;"The Bone Rattler"; Sheridan obituaries; Death Certificates FAMILY OF "FATE" WATSON AND JANE G. JACKSON William Henry LaFayette Watson was born 7 Apr 1831 in Macon? Co. NC, died ca. 1904 Mingus Creek, mar. 5 Jan 1853 Jane G. Jackson, b. 5 Apr 1832 Graham Co. NC, d. 5 Dec 1879 Jackson Co., bur. East LaPorte. "Fate" the son of William Watson and Elizabeth Wilson, Jane the daughter of Henry Jackson and Dorcus Wood. Their family: 1) Rebecca Elizabeth Watson, m. Jable Harrison Hughes (See above) 2) Margaret Theodosia Watson, b. 5 Jan 1861, Macon Co.,,d. 3 Jun 1942, Van Zandt, Whatcom Co WA, mar. 4) Sep 1879 Jackson Co NC John David Rochester. 3) Thaddeus Dillard Watson, b. 3 Oct 1861, NC, d. 20 Feb 1946 Swain Co. NC, mar. 15 Jul 1883 Mary Elvira Wiggins. Bur. Clark Cem. 4) Dorcus E. Watson, b. ca. 1864, NC 5) Julia Anne Watson, b. ca. 1869, NC 6) Dorothy Adelia Watson, b. 26 Apr 1873, Bryson City, d. 8 Feb 1937 Monroe Co TN, mar. ca. 1890 Floyd Lester Phillips. OTHER NOTES O N THIS FAMILY: 1) In 1880 the four youngest children were living with Jable, Rebecca. 2) In 1880 Fate married Louisa Elliot. 3) Elizabeth Wilson's mother was Polly Saunooke. 4) Rebecca and daughter Ida S. Tate made application (#2087, 2088) for the Miller roll in 1907, claiming Cherokee blood. It was rejected. 5) Sources for this family: 1870 census, Swain Co. Gen. Society, Richard D. White, Vera Sorenson, Marge Cassidy, 1880 census [Ed. The submitter is a grandson of Clark Chester Hughes, and also submitted that family group. Mr. Gold added notes on his grandfather's life, and called him "the finest father/grandfather any family could have" and "a man of integrity." Write Mr. Gold at 607 West 32nd St. Sand Springs, OK 74063.] 43 U T o H e l p P r e s e r v e T h i s G r e a t S t a t e ' s P r o u d M i l i t a r y H e r i t a g e! The North Carolina D i v i s i o n o f A r c h i v e s and History is in search o f letters, diaries, reminis­c e n c e s , and other m e m o r a b i l i a related to North Carolinians w h o s e r v e d in any branch o f the military b e t w e e n 1919 and 1945. During World War II alone, s o m e 3 7 0 , 0 0 0 men and w o m en o f t h e Tar Heel state s e r v e d in d e f e n s e o f liberty in this country's armed forces. . , The A r c h i v e s Military C o l l e c t i o n Project s e e k s to better document the state's twentieth-century military e x p e r i e n c e b y c o l l e c t i n g and preserving: •Personal correspondence (during the military s e r v i c e period) •Discharge papers and other official service-related documents • S e l e c t e d memorabilia •Photographs ( c o p i e s or originals) o f North Carolinians in u n i f o rm • A u d i o and/or v i d e o interviews If y o u h a v e items to share or are w i l l i n g to record the r e m i n i s c e n c e s o f a veteran u s i n g an e a s y - t o - f o l l ow i n t e r v i ew g u i d e provided by the Archives, p l e a s e contact: S i o n H. Harrington III, Coordinator Military C o l l e c t i o n Project 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, N C 2 7 6 0 1 - 2 8 07 ( 9 1 9 ) 7 3 3 - 3 9 5 2 . O 44 o B U C H A N A N #1 BUCHANAN, ANDREW: Dates not known. Issue: Samuel and others not known. BUCHANAN, SAMUEL: Birth and Marriage dates not known. Issue: John; b. date not known James: b. 1V25/1765 fm. Martha Black) d. 5/6A8S8. Martha; (called Matilda) b. date not' known. BUCHANAN, JAMES Issue: William: b. 1790 (m. Margret Spies) ± 1874. First Register of Deeds in Jackson County, KC James; b. date not known, (m. Miss Gribble). Joseph; b. date not known, (m. Ruth Thompson). Betsy; b. date not known, (m. James Crisp). Patsy; b. date not known, (m. James Wilson). Nellie; b. date not known, (m. William Cowan). Margret; b. date not known, (never married). Jensey; b. date not known, (m. William Higdon). Martha; b. date not known, (never married). i BUCHANAN, WILLIAM R. Issue: James; b. date not known, (m. Patsey Cowany. Joseph; b. 9/10/1823, in Macon Co., N.C. (m. Ann Raby). Charles; b. date not known, (m. Manurva Green in N.C). John; b. date not known, (m. Margret Wilson in N. C ) . Sallie; b. Jackson Co. date not known, (m. La born Dietz in N.C). Mattie; b. Jackson Co. date not known, (m. Isaac Mason in N.C). Mira Margret; b. 11/15/1828. (m. N. Deitz). Benjamin S: h. 6Y23/I838. (m. Margret Jane Buchanan 4/15/1 $60 in Webster, N.Qh Thomas J.; b. date not known, (m. Surenda Cabe, 11/26/1868 in Webster, N . C ). Thaddieus; b. date not known, (never married). George W.; b. date not known, (never married). Ellen; b. Jackson Co„ N. C date not known, (never married). BUCHANAN, BENJAMIN STYLES: Issue: Columbus T.; b. 1/10/1861, in Jackson Co., N. C (m. Margret Lawson in Calhoun, Tenn.). Thaddieus M.; b. 8/18/1863 in Jackson Co., N . C (m. Corrie Wofford in Tate, Ga.). Robert W.; b. 7/30/1869 in Jackson Co., N . C (Married in Anniston, W Ala.). 45 Florence G: b, 7/19/1873 in Spring Place. On. fnt William J GreCtl 1/28/1890 In Creighton. Ga.). . Sallie C ; b. 7/3/1876. (m. William Sommons in Anniston, Ala.). ^y M a r y E . ; b. 8/14/1879 in Calhoun, Tenn. (m. L e n a r d Simpson in Alabama). B U C H A N A N , F L O R E N C E G E O R G E - G R E EN Issue: Margret Agnes Green; b. 12/5/1891 in Creighton, Ga. (m. Thomas Victor Chaney, 6/28/1914, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.). Thaddeus B. Green; b. 3/25/1894. (m. Annabell Hopper in Gadeden, Ala. 1/8/1918). NP11JP Mae Green: b. 5/20/1897. in Marble Hill. Ga. (m. Mallie N. Davis in Wichita Falls. Tx. 9/8/1922). GREEN, NELLIE M A E — DAVIS Issue: M a r y Florence; b. 10/8/1924 in Florence, Ala. (m. Toivo Hamalainen) James William; b. 7/3/1926 in Mexia, Tx. (m. Joyce Johnson) Mallie N. ( J r . ) b. 12/12/1932 in Tyler, Tx. (m. Billie Lee Ann Faust- Pate, 7/24/1953 in Houston, Tx.). B U C H A N A N #2 46 BUCHANAN, JOHN: Born in Mecklenburg Co. near Charlotte, N.C. (Date of birth not known.) (m. Rebeca Ramsey, b. 8/14/1778). Issue: William; b. 5/12/1805 in N.C. (died a bachelor). Mary; b. 9/20/1806 in N . C (m. Dills). J o h n ; b. 12/15/1809 in N.C. George; b, 12/1/1811 in Jackson, MG (m. first Darcus Buchanan, second Hulda J. Cowart). James; b. 5/11/1813 in N.C. Samuel A.; b. 5/13/17 in N.C. (m. lived in Tenn.). Rebeca; b. 6/15/1815 in N.C. (m. died in Ark.). BUCHANAN, GEORGE: Issue: Mary; b. Jackson Co., N.C. (m. J o h n Brinkley in Webster, N .C 4/12/1856. Rebeca; b. Jackson Co., N.C. (m. James Frizie 11/21/1855 in Webster, N.C.) Louisa; b. in Jackson Co., N.C. (m. James Buchanan, 5/27/1859 in Webster, N.C). Amanda; b. in Jackson Co., N.C. (m. William Cope). Josea; b. in Jackson Co., N . C (m. WilHam M. Deitz, in Webster, N.C). Margret Jane: b. 12/10/1842 in Jackson Co.. N.C (m. Beniamine Styles Buchanan, in Webster. N.C). Clingman; b. in Jackson Co., N.C. (died in Webster* N.C). KJ Ky BUCHANAN, M A R G R E T JANE — B U C H A N AN Issue: Columbus Theadore; b. 1/10/1861 in Webster, N.C. (m. Margret Lawson, in Calhoun, Tenn.). ^ / Thaddieus M.; b. 8/18/1863 in Webster, N . C (m. Corrie Wofford). (d. 3/16/1919 in Tate, Ga.). Laura C ; b. 8/17/1865 in Webster, N.C. (m. William Cates, in Anniston, Ala.). Robert W.; b. 7/30/1869 in Webster, N . C (m.) Florence G: b. 7/19/1873 in Spring Place. Go. (m. William J. Green. 3/28/1890 in Creighton. Ga.). Sallie C ; b: 7/3/1876 in Calhoun, Tenn. (m. William Simmons, in Anniston, Ala.). Mary E.; b. 8/14/1879 in Calhoun, Tenn. (m. Lenard Simpson, in Anniston; Ala.). B U C H A N A N , F L O R E N C E G E O R G E — GREEN: Issue: Margret Agnes; b. 12/5/1891 in Creighton Ga. (m. Thomas Victor Chaney, 6/28/1914 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.). Thaddieus B.; b. 3/25/1894 in Tate, Ga. (m. Annabel Hopper, 1/8/1918 in Gadsden, Ala.). Nellie M.: h. 5/20/1897 in Marble Hill. Ga. (m. Mallie N. Davis. 9/8/1922 in Wichita Falls. Tx.). GREEN, NELLIE MAE — DAVIS: £ Issue: Mary Florence; b. 10/8/1924 in Florence, Ala. (m. Toivo Hamalainen) James William; b. 7/3/1926 in Mexia, Tx. (m. Joyce Johnson) Mallie N. (Jr.): h. 12/12/1933 in Tvler. Tx (m. Billie Lee Ann Faust- Pate). C 47 WARD CEMETERY * [Ed. The Ward Cemetery is another of the important northern Jackson County burial sites. It is located on the Camp Creek Road off US 441 in the Qualla Community. Cemetery census taken 9 Sep 1996 by Bill Crawford and Mack Sutton. 68 graves are unidentifiable.] \^_J Blanton Marcus Lafayette 25 Feb 1851 11 Mar 1947 Elizabeth (w/o M.L.) 9 Feb 1850 7 Mar 1937 Claybo John 1885 1919 Dicie 1913 1914 Ida S. Shelton 1883 1978 Davis Claude Gomer 22 Apr 1888 21 Dec 1973 Donnie 10 Oct 1861 8 Dec 1951 Samuel Thomas 12 Oct 1882 24 Nov 1917 Gibson Samuel M. Thomas Legion, Co. F Sarah Ann Beck 1858 1940 Thomas B. 1856 1901 Elvira 1834 1898 Sarah J. 20 May 1853 10 Dec 1929 Thomas 1 Dec 1856 19 Aug 1937 Luzeina 20 Feb 1860 25 Dec 1939 Cora Mae 19 Jul 1900 4 Sep 1959 Gunter Julia Nations 14 Sep 1873 31 Oct 1965 Messer James R. 1868 1968 Margaret E. 1871 1966 Wilburn McKinley 20 Sep 1896 18 Aug 1988 WWI Gertrude A. 1902 1965 Nations Doc 24 Jan 1891 11 Oct 1954 Pvt. Co. A 120 Inf. WWI John A. 17 Apr 1865 10 Jan 1931 Troy Lee 1 Dec 1907 14 Jan 1927 Roy Hubert 29 Apr 1924 26 Jan 1988 WWII Jesse H. 20 Jan 1894 25 Aug 1974 Pvt. US Army WWI Marie W. 2 Aug 1906 11 Mar 1971 Jesse H. Jr. 1963 1985 Ogle W. M. (Bill) 23 Nov 1905 23 Dec 1948 Price Mary E. (w/o D.M.) 30 Aug 1818 5 Jun 1906 Sarah R. 4 Feb 1840 22 Dec 1938 Margaret 23 Feb 1854 28 Feb 1907 U Ky 48 Raby Demps 1885 1914 W-' Maggie 1882 1939 Roehm Ottmar 2 Aug 1890 20 Dec 1960 Grace 17 Mar 1890 2 Jan 1938 Infant s/o Ottmar, Grace 29 Dec 1937 Sellers Molly 1880 1903 Jim 22 May 1866 13 Mar 1926 Tennie Sellers Bryson 24 Jun 1879 14 Sep 1974 Snyder Charles Claude 28 Aug 1911 10 Sep 1993 ^ wwn Stepp William Carl 1898 1969 Nellie Rogers 1900 1991 Infants s/o,d/o Wm.,Nellie (no dates) Ward (continued) Minnie Brown 22 Oct 1909 1 Jul 1985 Elias B. 22 Jan 1850 16 May 1916 Mary w/o Elias 24 Apr 1855 25 Oct 1936 Andrew 22 May 1869 1 Nov 1950 Amanda Bridges w/o Andrew 16 Jul 1871 19 Mar 1916 Ann Davis w/o Andrew 8 Nov 1882 18 Jan 1942 Thomas W. 22 Apr 1832 23 Mar 1904 Co. F Thomas Legion CSA John Hardy 17 Nov 1890 10 Jun 1953 D. Elizabeth O. 29 Jul 1902 28 Nov 1934 John Earl 18 Feb 1922 6 Apr 1950 William A. 10 Dec 1860 16 Dec 1913 MaryT. 3 May 1851 25 May 1917 Nathan H. 1 May 1900 31 Jan 1978 O Ward Virlen s/o A.B.,Belle 6 Jan 1904 25 Dec 1905 Allen B. 14 Jun 1880 9 Nov 1933 Belle R. 16 Nov 1885 3 Oct 1967 Carl William 25 Apr 1934 12 Nov 1961 Thad