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MemberName:    David Lynn Mitchell
SubmitterName: Terry Baker
EmailAddress:  bake740@bellsouth.net
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Date:          01/20/2008
Time:          02:52 PM

MemberInformation:

See my website for more details. Davy Mitchell was a member of Dibrell's
8th/13th Tenn Cavalry, CSA. He moved to Hill County, Texas by 1868, and 
Married Marilda there. (Her first name was not Matilda.) Her maiden name
was Ervin. Her father, GW Ervin was in three different cavalry regiments
during the Civil War, and took his family to Texas shortly after the war 
ended. Marilda was born in Tishomingo Co, Miss. 
website    www.baker-brady.com
Member Name:    William & Nancy Mooneyham
Submitter Name: Mary Bell
Email Address:  tnbells@frontiernet.net
Picture:       No
Date:          11/20/2004
Time:          06:01 PM

Member Information:

1. William D.1 Mooneyham (Daniel A, James Shadrick B, 
Thomas C, James D Moneham)1,2,3,4 was born 1824 in White Co., TN, 
and died Abt. 1890 in Van Buren Co., TN. He married Nancy T. Dodson. 
She was born 1847.

More About William D. Mooneyham:

Burial: Arthur Wilson's yard, near Haston's Chapel

Children of William Mooneyham and Nancy Dodson are:

2 i. Daniel2 Mooneyham, born 1869.
3 ii. Sarah Jane Mooneyham, born 1871.
4 iii. Mary E. Mooneyham, born 1874.
5 iv. Caroline Mooneyham, born 1877.
6 v. Lucinda Mooneyham, born 1879.

Endnotes
1. Margaret Rhinehart, Our People.
2. 1880 Census, White Co., TN, 74.
3. 1880 Census, White Co., TN, 74, # 79-81 Dist.2 by Bazley Lawson 
and Solomon Seals.
4. 1850 Census, Van Buren Co., TN, Dist. 4 #160.

or if a later record:

1. William Graves1 Mooneyham (John Hezekiah A, James Shadrick B, 
Thomas C, James D Moneham) was born June 1845 in TN, 
and died March 11, 1929 in Waxahachie, Ellis Co. TX. 
He married Nancy Jane Scott 1863 in TN, daughter of 
William Scott and Matilda. She was born June 18, 1846 in 
Warren Co. TN, and died May 1925 in Arlington, Tarrant Co. TX.

Notes for William Graves Mooneyham:
1875 White Co TN Tax List Dist. 2
1876 White Co TN Tax List Dist 2

More About William Mooneyham and Nancy Scott:
Marriage: 1863, TN

Children of William Mooneyham and Nancy Scott are:

2 i. Elizabeth2 Mooneyham, born September 02, 1864 in Warren Co., 
TN; died December 31, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA. 
She married George A.J. Walker June 07, 1883; born February 12, 1862 
in Van Buren Co. TN; died October 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA.

More About George Walker and Elizabeth Mooneyham:
Marriage: June 07, 1883

3 ii. Sarah Frances Mooneyham, born June 08, 1866.
4 iii. Jeppso Mooneyham, born June 18, 1868.
5 iv. James S. Mooneyham, born June 18, 1869.
6 v. Sally Jane Mooneyham, born September 25, 1870.
7 vi. Sarah Ann Mooneyham, born September 25, 1870.
8 vii. Mary Mooneyham, born May 13, 1872.
9 viii. Lou Mooneyham, born June 13, 1872.
10 ix. Elic Alexander Mooneyham, born July 28, 1875.
11 x. Marion Lafayette Mooneyham, born October 13, 1877.
12 xi. Harvey Carr Mooneyham, born November 08, 1879.
13 xii. William Graves Mooneyham, Jr., born November 08, 1879.
14 xiii. Thomas William Mooneyham, born April 03, 1883.
15 xiv. William Willis Mooneyham, born January 23, 1884.
16 xv. Matilda Jane Mooneyham, born March 18, 1888.
 
MemberName:    Margaret Gamble
SubmitterName: Sue Tiffany
EmailAddress:  SueTiffany@AOL.com
Picture:       No
Date:          03/06/2003
Time:          01:21 AM

MemberInformation:

Margaret Gamble was born Margaret Gillentine on 8 Dec 1802 
probably in Grainger Co., TN.  She is the d/o Nicholas Gillentine 
(1776-1834) + Jane Elizabeth Terry (1776-1839).  
Margaret d. 22 Mar 1871 in Van Buren Co., TN.  
On 29 Sep 1824 in White Co., TN, she married Robert Gamble, Sr.  
It is said that Robert's middle name was Moses, but I have not been 
able to prove this. Robert was b. 6 Mar 1780 in Virginia, 
the son of Josiah Gamble.  Robert d. 14 Oct 1862 in Van Buren Co., TN. 
Robert and Margaret are buried in the Forsythe Cemetary on Guy Raymond's Farm, 
Creek Road, Van Buren Co., Tennessee.  

They are the parents of seven children known to me.

1) Elizabeth Gamble b. 12 Mar 1826 in VBC who married on 12 Mar 1846 to Joseph Moon

2) Milton Gamble b. 10 Jun 1827 in VBC who married on 7 Sep 1853 to Mary Mitchell b. ca 1833.

3) Hattie Gamble b. 30 Nov 1831, d. 3 Feb 1890 who married on 14 Mar 1854 to 
William Carter Drake (1828-1915)

4) Robert Gamble, Jr. b. 12 June 1834 in VBC, d.12 Mar 1888 in VBC who married on 
3 Nov 1864 to Margaret Jane Elizabeth Miller b. ca 1845.

5) James McCreedy Gamble b. ca 1836 in VBC, d. 12 Oct 1887

6) John R. Gamble b. 31 Aug 1838 who married Mary unknown.

7)  Margaret Gamble b. 31 Mar 1840 in TN, d. 20 Oct 1876 in VBC.  
Margaret married on 2 Feb 1866 to W. Henry Forsythe.  
Henry was b. on 12 Dec 1840 and d. 19 Nov 1910 in VBC.  
Henry is the son of John L. Forsythe.  After Margaret died, 
Henry remarried twice.  His second wife was said to be Rosanna Sparkman.  
His third wife is said to be Elizabeth Miller Gamble.  
Margaret Gamble and W. Henry Forsythe are buried on the Forsythe Cemetery 
with her parents on Guy Raymond's Farm, Creek Road, Van Buren Co., TN.  

MemberName:    Elias Bryan Gillentine
SubmitterName: Sue Tiffany
EmailAddress:  SueTiffany@AOL.com
Picture:       No
Date:          03/06/2003
Time:          12:38 AM

MemberInformation:

I believe this E. B. Gillentine to be Elias Bryan Gillentine b. 26 Aug 1850.  
He is the son of John W. Gillentine b. 9 Mar 1829 in Morgan Co., Alabama 
and d. 12 May 1891 in White Co., Tennessee.  
His wife is Manerva Bryan b. ca 1829 in Tennessee.  
Manerva is the daughter of Major William Morrison Bryan and Jane Wallace.

John W. Gillentine, father of Elias Bryan Gillentine is the son of 
Terry Gillentine (whom I believe to be James Terry Gillentine 
as he named a son James Terry Gillentine)b. 17 Apr 1799 in Van Buren Co., TN to 
Nicholas Gillentine (1776-1834) + Jane Elizabeth Terry (1777-1839).  
Terry Gillentine d. 9 Nov 1886 in Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee.  
Terry was married to Sarah "Sally" Lewis on 5 Oct 1820.  
She was b. 12 Feb 1803 in Pendleton District, SC.  She died 17 Oct 1790 and is buried 
in the Good Hope Cemetery, Overton Co., TN 
with her husband Terry Gillentine.  
She is the daughter of William Lewis, Jr. and Priscilla Doyle.

MemberName:    Passons family
SubmitterName: Martha Stewart Geyer
EmailAddress:  marthageyer@juno.com
Picture:       
Date:          01/12/2003
Time:          08:49 PM

MemberInformation:

This is going to be pretty rough, but hope you can use the information. 
Some of it will be for members of Old Union and some of it will not. It
is pretty much at random:

James Monroe Passons
son of William J. T. Passons & Celia Grissom
born 26 Aug 1851
died 15 Oct 1927 
buried Old Union Cem.
Married Sophronia Mays daughter of Benjamin Mays & Rebecca Anderson
born 29 Jan 1856, River Hill, White Co. Tn
died 3 May 1898
buried Old Union

They had the following children: Children born in White Co. TN
Edward J. Passons 
born 5 Feb 1886 White Co TN
died 28 Dec. 1948

Joseph C. Passons 
born 20 Dec. 1887 
died 3 June 1940

Thomas L. Passons
born 28 June 1889
died 20 March 1959
married Ethel Allison
Thomas L. and Ethel had children: Thomas L. Passons and a daughter &
possibly others

Celia Rebecca Passons
born 2 May 1891
died 6 Feb 1970
married 11 Feb 1909 
married B. Hayden Lewis (father Tandy L. Lewis
Celia and Hayden had 3 children: Roberta, Powell and Hayden, Jr.
Roberta married a Warren.
[Your list has Celin Lewis (nee) Passons I wonder if this should be
Celia???]

Emma Passons
born 8 Oct. 1893
died
married 11 July 1917
married Malcom C. Wallace (father Stephen Wallace, mother Saritha Lewis
Emma and Mal had 3 sons: Carl Wallace, Joe Wallace and Harold Wallace.
Mal C. Wallace born 2 June 1896
Mal C. Wallace died 18 Feb 1953.

William Brown Passons
born 7 May 1895
died 2 Oct. 1968
married Lenora Johnson
William Brown Passons & Lenora had a son Brownie (born in Texas) and
possibly other children.
Lenora Johnson's mother was a Parker

James Monroe Passons married second Ida Ora Haston widow of George
McBride
married 18 Jan. 1898. James Monroe Passons & Ida Ora Haston McBride had
children:

Dova Clata Passons 
born 25 Sept 1904, 
married Gordon Wallace
married 3 June 1923
died 27 March 2002

Mattie Delma Passons
born 25 April 1906
Married Thomas Hatfield
married 3 June 1923
Married 2nd Donald Little
married 20 Nov. 1948

James Monroe Passons, Jr.
born 5 May 1914
married Varina Rawlston
married 5 March 1932



The Van Buren County Historical Journal Vol. IV, 1984 had a 27 page
article on the Passons family!! I thought I could just walk over to the
book shelves and pick up my copy of that Van Buren County Historical
Journal, but it isn't there. Nor any of the other places I looked. But it
is in this house someplace!!! Heaven only knows if or when it will ever
appear again!! I don't have time to do a thorough search right now. I
will be surpised if Jean Landon Wallace won't come up with quite a lot of
information - probably a lot of the information that I have listed. But
better that you have it twice than not to get it at all, I suppose. I do
not and have not belonged to the Van Buren Historical Society, I was just
fortunate to be able to secure a copy of this particular issue of their
journal. I photocopied about 4 pages and it had the following
information.

I have not found Arles (T. A.) Passons but wonder if he is the same
person as Tilford A. Passons
Tilford born 26, 1818
married 24 August 1836
married Sarah Moore Hutson
born 18 Jan 1820
daughter of Sarah Knowles and Matthias Hutson, grandfather Rev. Abel
Hutson
Tilford and Sarah had at least 8 children 
Tilford and Sarah are buried at Mt. Pisgah Cem.


William J. T. Passons was the son of Major Passons and Anna Anderson.
There are several Passons pictures in this article. A picture on page 48
of William J. T. Passons and his  son William Dalton Passons is quite
good.
William Dalton Passons married Martha Wallace Swafford.

William J. T. Passons had another son, Major, who married Agnes Mitchell.
I do NOT know if this is the Agnes (Agness) listed in your list. But she
is the only Agnes I have found anywhere.


This is all I can scare up on the Passons. Hope you can figure out who is
who and where or if they fit into the list.

Martha Geyer


MemberName:    Lewis Shockley
SubmitterName: Beverly Neises
EmailAddress:  nicerain@crpud.net
Picture:       
Date:          01/12/2003
Time:          08:48 PM

MemberInformation:

Your Old Union web pages are excellent.  I asked Genie and Mary if they
thought Dica J. Shockley was from the black family, but no one seemed
sure.  I can add info on only one individual on your list:

LEWIS SHOCKLEY
Son of William Shockley and Mary "Polly" Moore
Grandson of Isaiah Shockley and Ruth Young

Born:  30 June 1834, White (now Van Buren) County, TN
Died:  6 Oct 1919, Van Buren County, TN
Buried:  Long Cemetery

Married:  RACHEL STIPE - 13 Aug 1853, Van Buren, TN
               Dau. of Thomas Stipe & Nancy Woods
               Granddaughter of Jacob Stipe
               Rachel born 25 Oct 1836, White (now V.B.), TN
               Rachel died 2 Feb 1932, Van Buren, TN

CIVIL WAR - Lewis enlisted 6 Sep 1861, Camp Smartt
Served in TN Mt. Rifle Regiment, Company E
Wounded at Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862

In the 1900's, Lewis donated land for the Shockley Church
of Christ in the Piney community of Van Buren County, TN.
[Ref:  "The History of Van Buren County, Tennessee,
           by Landon Daryle Medley, p. 233]

Sincerely,
Beverly Neises


MemberName:    Wallace family
SubmitterName: Jean Landon Wallace
EmailAddress:  JeanMLW@aol.com
Picture:       
Date:          01/12/2003
Time:          08:25 AM

MemberInformation:

I have concentrated on my own family line [Landon], and the information
which I have on the Wallace family more or less came from the same source 
you have used, Joseph Vincent Williams' "James Tate Williams, 
His Family and Recollections," [Kingsport, Tennessee:  Kingsport Press, Inc., 1938].

First Generation

Elias Wallace, died 1821, White County, Tn., immigrated ca 1795 to White Co, 
Tennessee, from Yanceyville, Creswell County, North Carolina.

Wife, Mary UNKNOWN, died November, 1837, White County, Tennessee.

Children:

+     1.  Stephen, b. 1785, NC, d. October, 1859, m. Susan York, b. 1787, NC.;
        2.  Laban;
        3.  John [Jack], b. 1795, White Co, TN, m. Dicey F. White 24 Feb. 1847;  
       4.  Joseph, moved to Danville, Ky, is ancestor of Mrs. Miriam Ferguson who 
           was a governor of Texas.
       5.  Arvilla, m. Pleasant Waller;
       6.  Sarah, m. Daniel Browning;
       7.  Jane, m. William M. Bryan;
       8.  Mary

Generation Two     
  +     Stephen Wallace, b. 1785, NC, D. October 1859, m. Susan York, b. 1787, NC.
          
          I do not have a list of other children.  No doubt there were others.

Generation Three
       William Wallace, b. 10 Mar 1810, Hickory Valley, White Co, TN, d. 1876, 
       Hickory Valley, burial Union Cemetery, Hickory Valley, White Co, Tennessee.  
       According to Joseph Vincent Williams, William Wallace became overheated 
       while harvesting grain, as a result of which he became ill and died.  
       He married Mahala Felton, daughter of John Felton and Rutha Doyle.  

       Mahala was born 18 September 1817, Hickory Valley, White Co., TN, 
       died 10 October 1895, Hickory Valley, buried Union Cemetery.

     Children:
       1.  James L. Wallace, b. 17 Apr 1836, Hickory Valley, 
           d. 25 Aug 1838, Hickory Valley, White Co, TN.
       2.  Simon Doyle Wallace, b. 21 Oct 1837, Hickory Valley, White Co, TN, 
           d. 17 Mar 1903, m. 1866 Laura Virginia Stephens.
       3.  Elias Wallace, b. 15 August 1840, Hickory Valley, d. 29 March 1843.
       4.  Rutha, b. 13 Nov. 1840, m. [1] James Monroe Hill, m. [2] James William Scott.  
           Rutha Wallace and James Monroe Hill had one child, Mattie Hill, who married 
           James Rasco of Walling, where they resided on a farm.
       5.  Martha Jane, b. 26 May 1842, Hickory Valley, d. 1899, 
           m. [1] James Swafford; m. [2] William Dalton Passons after 1858.  

             The children of Martha Jane Wallace and James Swafford were 
             [1] Mollie, who married Judge J. D. Goff of Sparta; and 
             [2] Emma, b. 1865, who married Coley G. Stacy of Sparta, 
                 to whom were born two daughters, Mollie May 
                 [m. Donald Fancher of Sparta], 
                 and Mattie Lou, [m. Samuel Squires of Carthage.]

             After James Swafford was murdered, Martha Jane married William D. Passons, 
             and they had two sons, Charlie, and Fred.  Wm. D. owned and operated the 
             Central Hotel located on public square at Sparta.  
             Both he and his father served in the Confederate Army.

  +     [6]  John Calvin Wallace, b. 28 Aug 1844, Hickory Valley, 
             d. 26 Dec 1923, Hickory Valley, m. 1868 Sallie Burden Anderson, 
             daughter of James Anderson and Emily Klenny   
             John Calvin served in the Confederate Cavalry  
             [The names of Sallie's parents came to me from Evelyn Green Moss of Cookeville.  
               I have not verified this information.]

       [7]  Stephen Monroe Wallace, b. 27 Aug 1847, Hickory Valley, d. 10 Apr 1926, 
            m. [1] Ida Franklin; m. [2] Florence Goff.

       [8]  Joseph B. Wallace, b. 29 Oct 1850, d. 29 May 1867.

       [9]  Matilda Wallace, b. 30 Oct 1852, d. 14 Nov. 1876, 
            b. Union Cemetery, Hickory Valley.  She married James Tate Williams 
               8 Dec. 1868.  Their children were Lon Wallace Williams, 
            b. 21 Sep 1869; Joseph Vincent Williams, b. 1 March 1872; Adah, b. 8 March 1874, 
            d. 9 Jul 1874, and Lillie Matilda, b. 29 Jan 1876.

Fourth Generation

       1.  John Calvin Wallace, b. 28 Aug. 1844, Hickory Valley; 
           d. 26 Dec. 1922, Hickory Valley, White Co, TN.  He is buried 
           in Hickory Valley Cemetery, Hickory Valley, White Co, Tennessee.   
           John Calvin married 1868, White Co, TN, Sallie Burden Anderson 
           [22 May 1850-18 January 1929.]

Children:

+     1.  Robert Stephen Wallace, b. 2 Feb. 1873, Hickory Valley, d. 12 Feb. 1929, 
           Hickory Valley, m. 24 December 1894, White Co, TN, to Saritha Asaline Lewis
          [26 April 1879-30 May 1963], daughter of Byrd Anderson Lewis 
          [23 Nov 1846-2 April 1937] and Sarah Carter Cummings 
           [21 August 1848-5 March 1936].

       2,  Myrtle Emma Wallace, m. Charles Beason Haston.

       I do not have the record of other children, and if you have it, 
       I would appreciate your sending me their names, etc.

Fifth Generation:

      1.  Malachi [Mal] Cummings Wallace, b. 2 June 1896, Hickory Valley; 
          d. 18 Feb. 1953; m. 11 July 1917, Emma Passons [8 Oct 1893-4 April 1985], 
          daughter of James Monroe Passons and his first wife, Sophrona Mays.

     Children:  
          1.  Carl Cummings Wallace, m. [1] Virginia Alberta Parks, 
              [2] 15 September 1973 Leta Hickman.  Daughter of Carl and Virginia is  
               Carol Ann, m. William Dean Capshaw of Greenfield, MA.  
               Sorry I do not have birth date and date of Carl's first marriage.

          2.  Joe Passons Wallace, m. 11 April 1947 Evelyn Carrick 
              [12 Feb 1924-4 October 1985]; daughter Joan, b. August, 1948, 
              m. 26 June 1972 Zina Blanchard Tubb, b. Feb 1950.  
              Two daughters, Shannon, m. Scott Cantrell of Alpine, TN, and 
              Holly married Gregory Dale Cravens of Sparta, live in Cookeville.

          3.  John Harold Wallace, b. 1927, m. 20 Sep 1952 Jean Margaret Landon, 
              Jerseyville, IL.  Children:  [1]  John Harold II, b. 1959, m. 1987 
              Carol Eichinger, dau. Bernard and Barbara Eichinger of Bay City, MI.  
              [2]  Leslie Kathleen Wallace, b. 1963, m. 1987 Scott Clifford Gray, 
              son of Dr. Daniel Gray and Harriet Dickerson.  They have four sons, 
              Paul, Landon, Christian, Elliott.  

Harold and I live in Nashville.

Regards.

Jean Landon Wallace

MemberName:    Warrens & Parkers & Brogdens & others related
SubmitterName: Martha Stewart Geyer
EmailAddress:  marthageyer@juno.com
Picture:       
Date:          01/12/2003
Time:          08:23 AM

MemberInformation:

Here is the Warren information that I have.

Martha Alice Warren
born 2 May 1855
married J. Shannon Williams, 
married 28 November 1872
died 28 Oct. 1928
Martha Alice & Shannon buried Old Zion, White Co. TN
Martha Alice Warren and J. Shannon Williams had the following children:
Ada Williams m. Thornton Graham, Seth Thomas Williams m. Sallie Mayberry,
Byrd Bluford Williams m. Martha Austin, Allie Williams (not married),
Vesta Williams m. Earl Luckhard, Rowena Williams (not married), Gaines
Williams.

Mary Warren    
married Elias B. Gillentine
18 June 1879
Mary Warren and Alias Gillentine had a daughter Bessie Gillentine and
probably other children.
After Mary's death Elias married again somewhere out West.

Eliza Warren
born 1859
died 1935
married John Manson Hayes
married 8 Oct. 1876
buried originally on their farm in DeKalb Co. (Center Hill Reservoir
covered the area)
moved to Peeled Chestnut Cemetery
John Manson Hayes born 1856
John Manson Hayes died 1940
John and Eliza had 11 children: Neal Hayes (married Della Jarvis), Annie
Hayes (married Ed Nowlin), Marvin Hayes (died as a youth), Alvin Hayes
(married Ossie Austin), Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hayes (died in infancy), Alice
Hayes (married Joe Ford), Herschell Lee Hayes (married 1. Ruth Russell,
2. Mertie Geer, 3. Pearl Winstead), Gracey Pearl Hayes (married Otis
Brady) 2 other children who died in childhood.


Heritage of White County book, article # 1133, page 380 article on John
Manson Hayes family.

I think I gave you Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Warren who married Jacob
Anderson Mays.

Emma B. Warren 
Believe middle name Bluford
born 6 months after her father Bluford Warren died. Believed that Bluford
died in 1863.
Emma married a Wimberly
Emma Warren Wimberly (possibly spelled Wembly) had a daughter Sallie
Wimberly who married Jerry White.



Sarah A. Gracey Warren widow of Bluford Warren married Spencer M. Parker.
Sarah and Spencer Parker had the following 3 children:

William Parker
Josephine Parker married John Morrow
Flora Parker married James R. Jamison

Josie had children Spencer Morrow, Faye Morrow ______, Grace Morrow
Finlan, Ellen Morrow Notley, Bernadine Morrow.

Flora had children Parker Jamison, Archie Jamison, Ernest Jamison, Harry
Jamison, Pauline Jamison ___,
Nelle Jamison Reed.

William had 2 girls and possibly other children.


Brogden

John Alexander Brogden
born 1828 in Cumberland Co., TN
died 7 July 1891 in White Co., TN
Married Stacy Ann Mitchell
married 22 Sept. 1852
born 16 Aug 1833 (infor already in list shows 11 Aug 1833) White Co. TN
died 3 March 1916 in White Co., TN

H. D. (H. Dillard "Dill") Brogden
full name Harvey Dillard Brogden
He was born in White Co., TN 3 June 1856
died 17 Oct. 1938 White Co., TN

Ira Gilbert Brogden
born 21 July 1893 in White Co., TN
died 10 March 1983 White Co., TN
married Lela Azaline Moss
married 29 Aug. 1919 White Co., TN
born 12 April 1894 in White Co., TN
died 7 Sept. 1940, White Co.

Nancy Jane Whitley
born 7 Aug, 1872
died 10 April 1957 in White Co., TN
married William Luther Moss
born 12 May 1860 
died 27 Dec. 1944 in White Co., TN
Nancy Jane & William Luther married 1 Jan. 1891

William Luther Moss
born 12 May 1860
died 27 Dec. 1944 in White Co. TN



Gary Brogden has a Margaret Angelica Lewis in his ancestry (don't know if
this would be the Maggie in the list.

Gary also has a Sarah Carter Cummings who married a Whitley did not find
anyone I thought would be her in the list though.

I think this exhausts the names I can help you with. If you can find a
few more people with as much information for you, you will be doing quite
well!! I realize that it is a tremendous job, but I am delighted that you
have undertaken the job. Thanks.

Martha Geyer

MemberName:    Passons family
SubmitterName: Martha Stewart Geyer
EmailAddress:  marthageyer@juno.com
Picture:       
Date:          01/12/2003
Time:          08:21 AM

MemberInformation:

This is going to be pretty rough, but hope you can use the information. 
Some of it will be for members of Old Union and some of it will not. It
is pretty much at random:

James Monroe Passons
son of William J. T. Passons & Celia Grissom
born 26 Aug 1851
died 15 Oct 1927 
buried Old Union Cem.
Married Sophronia Mays daughter of Benjamin Mays & Rebecca Anderson
born 29 Jan 1856, River Hill, White Co. Tn
died 3 May 1898
buried Old Union

They had the following children: Children born in White Co. TN
Edward J. Passons 
born 5 Feb 1886 White Co TN
died 28 Dec. 1948

Joseph C. Passons 
born 20 Dec. 1887 
died 3 June 1940

Thomas L. Passons
born 28 June 1889
died 20 March 1959
married Ethel Allison
Thomas L. and Ethel had children: Thomas L. Passons and a daughter &
possibly others

Celia Rebecca Passons
born 2 May 1891
died 6 Feb 1970
married 11 Feb 1909 
married B. Hayden Lewis (father Tandy L. Lewis
Celia and Hayden had 3 children: Roberta, Powell and Hayden, Jr.
Roberta married a Warren.
[Your list has Celin Lewis (nee) Passons I wonder if this should be
Celia???]

Emma Passons
born 8 Oct. 1893
died
married 11 July 1917
married Malcom C. Wallace (father Stephen Wallace, mother Saritha Lewis
Emma and Mal had 3 sons: Carl Wallace, Joe Wallace and Harold Wallace.
Mal C. Wallace born 2 June 1896
Mal C. Wallace died 18 Feb 1953.

William Brown Passons
born 7 May 1895
died 2 Oct. 1968
married Lenora Johnson
William Brown Passons & Lenora had a son Brownie (born in Texas) and
possibly other children.
Lenora Johnson's mother was a Parker

James Monroe Passons married second Ida Ora Haston widow of George
McBride
married 18 Jan. 1898. James Monroe Passons & Ida Ora Haston McBride had
children:

Dova Clata Passons 
born 25 Sept 1904, 
married Gordon Wallace
married 3 June 1923
died 27 March 2002

Mattie Delma Passons
born 25 April 1906
Married Thomas Hatfield
married 3 June 1923
Married 2nd Donald Little
married 20 Nov. 1948

James Monroe Passons, Jr.
born 5 May 1914
married Varina Rawlston
married 5 March 1932



The Van Buren County Historical Journal Vol. IV, 1984 had a 27 page
article on the Passons family!! I thought I could just walk over to the
book shelves and pick up my copy of that Van Buren County Historical
Journal, but it isn't there. Nor any of the other places I looked. But it
is in this house someplace!!! Heaven only knows if or when it will ever
appear again!! I don't have time to do a thorough search right now. I
will be surpised if Jean Landon Wallace won't come up with quite a lot of
information - probably a lot of the information that I have listed. But
better that you have it twice than not to get it at all, I suppose. I do
not and have not belonged to the Van Buren Historical Society, I was just
fortunate to be able to secure a copy of this particular issue of their
journal. I photocopied about 4 pages and it had the following
information.

I have not found Arles (T. A.) Passons but wonder if he is the same
person as Tilford A. Passons
Tilford born 26, 1818
married 24 August 1836
married Sarah Moore Hutson
born 18 Jan 1820
daughter of Sarah Knowles and Matthias Hutson, grandfather Rev. Abel
Hutson
Tilford and Sarah had at least 8 children 
Tilford and Sarah are buried at Mt. Pisgah Cem.


William J. T. Passons was the son of Major Passons and Anna Anderson.
There are several Passons pictures in this article. A picture on page 48
of William J. T. Passons and his  son William Dalton Passons is quite
good.
William Dalton Passons married Martha Wallace Swafford.

William J. T. Passons had another son, Major, who married Agnes Mitchell.
I do NOT know if this is the Agnes (Agness) listed in your list. But she
is the only Agnes I have found anywhere.


This is all I can scare up on the Passons. Hope you can figure out who is
who and where or if they fit into the list.

Martha Geyer

MemberName:    Mays Girls
SubmitterName: Martha Stewart Geyer
EmailAddress:  marthageyer@juno.com
Picture:       Yes
Date:          01/06/2003
Time:          08:11 PM

MemberInformation:

Emma Bluford Mays was born 22 Nov. 1881, in White Co. TN married Wayman
Franklin Ward 22 April 1906, in White Co. TN; died 10 June 1975 in
Pleasant Hill, TN. buried Peeled Chestnut, White Co., TN. Emma Bluford
Mays was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth Warren and Jacob Anderson Mays.

Emma and Wayman had 3 sons: Cleveland Ray Ward b 22 July 1907, d 7 April
1976; Wayman Ralph Ward b 22 May 1912, d 4 Sept 1969; and James Anderson
Ward b 1 Sept, 1914, d 9 June 1930.



Daisy Mays was born 13 Feb. 1884 and died 15 Feb. 1884, the daughter of
Sarah Elizabeth Warren and Jacob Anderson Mays.

This would not be the Dasie Mays listed as a member of Old Union Church
as "our" Daisy was born and died prior to 1893 when "that" Dasie joined
the Old Union Church. The Daisey who was born and died in 1884 is the
only Daisy Mays that I know anything about.

MemberName:    James T. Williams, Sr.
SubmitterName: Sammye Norman Mantooth
EmailAddress:  samrick@door.net
Picture:       No
Date:          01/06/2003
Time:          07:30 PM

MemberInformation:

There is no hard evidence that James' middle initial is for his mother's 
maiden name, but some family members report the "T" to be Trager.

James was a Whig in politics.  He was six feet tall, weighed 170 pounds, 
had light hair and blue eyes.

James and Hannah Scoggin were married in Carter County, Tennessee, in 1806, 
presumably where his father, Francis lived and later (1807) moved to White County, 
Tennessee.  James began purchasing tracts of land in 1818 which constituted his 
Parker Cove farm at White Seminary.  James died, at age 91, on March 1, 1876 at the 
home of Jesse Scoggin Williams, his son, in Hickory Valley.  James is buried at 
"White Seminary" in a private burial lot which was reserved for the Williams family 
on his farm at White Seminary, and his father, Francis, is also buried there.

James Williams' farm originally consisted of 1400 acres.  At the time James failed 
financially (1850), the farm consisted of only 420 acres. He had signed a large 
amount of security debts which he had to pay and was forced to sell his farm to 
Samuel Parker.  Samuel Parker told his grandson that James was deeply worried about 
selling the land on which his ancestors and family members were buried.  
A new deed was prepared in which the burial ground consisting of one acre was excluded 
therefrom and dedicated to the Williams forever.  This burial lot is about two hundred f
eet from where the White Seminary building was located.  Cemetery records in White County, 
TN show gravesites of the following in White Seminary Cemetery as Benjamin Williams, 
1810-1835, Francis Williams, 1833, and M.J. Williams 1861-62.  It is not known why 
other family members' graves are not noted, however, there are undoubtedly others* 
such as James, himself, and his wife, Hannah Scoggin Williams.  There may be unmarked 
Williams' graves or stones that once stood that may have been destroyed due to time 
and the elements.
*In locating this cemetery in April of 2001, sixteen graves were found to be in the 
Williams portion of the cemetery.  Only those graves of Francis Williams, Ben Williams, 
and the infant M.J. Williams were marked.

James' family convinced him to go to Texas when he sold his farm.  
This perhaps explains the migration of James' sons,  Jesse and Elizabeth, and Madison 
(Mathias) and Louisa Williams to Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas.   
It is reported that they returned to Hickory Valley, Tennessee but that Madison and 
Louisa remained in Fannin County with their two older sons, James Thomas and William D., 
and Fannin County was the birthplace of their other children:  Abraham Lansden,
(an Ordained Cumberland Presbyterian Minister), Milton, and Mary Elizabeth.

MemberName:    Jesse Scoggin Williams
SubmitterName: Sammye Norman Mantooth
EmailAddress:  samrick@door.net
Picture:       No
Date:          01/06/2003
Time:          07:28 PM

MemberInformation:

Jesse Scoggin and Elizabeth Whiteside Tate Williams had ten children. Of the ten, only 
four grew to adulthood.  Those who died young were: Montgomery, Sarah T., Martha J., 
Vincent B., Amarilla L., Trent C.

Jesse was affiliated with the Whigs and later declared himself a Democrat.  
He was an Elder in the Old Union Presbyterian Church, was an accomplished furniture 
maker and worker with iron, owned two sawmills--one was the largest in White County and 
located in Hickory Valley and the other in Bickman.

MemberName:    Waman Knowles (Nowls)
SubmitterName: Jane Hembree Crowley
EmailAddress:  Kintraser@aol.com
Picture:       No
Date:          01/06/2003
Time:          07:26 PM

MemberInformation:

While I do not know if this particular Waman Knowles was a member of this church, 
there was a Waman Knowles, born 1860 in White Co., TN who was the son of Peter Knowles 
and Anna Swindell Knowles. His siblings were Elizabeth (born Nov. 23, 1853 and 
died before 1910), Christopher "Kit" Knowles (born Jan. 15, 1856 and died before 1894), 
and Diana Jane Knowles (born Feb. 3, 1858 and died Sept. 7, 1931). I do not know when 
this Waman died and if and to whom he married. Will share info on the Knowles family 
who are descendants of John W. Knowles, born 1749 in Ireland.

MemberName:    Mays Family
SubmitterName: Martha Stewart Geyer
EmailAddress:  marthageyer@juno.com
Picture:       Yes
Date:          01/06/2003
Time:          07:18 PM

MemberInformation:

I have pictures of Jacob Anderson Mays and Sallie (Sarah Elizabeth)
Warren Mays, Kate Mays and Emma Mays and possibly others. Instead of waiting while 
I search for the pictures, the following pictures are in the White County Heritage Book: 
Rebecca Anderson (wife of Benjamin # 858, page 276); Sarah Ann Gracey Warren 
(wife of Bluford Warren #920, page 307; James Mayberry Geyer, Martha Stewart Geyer 
and James Daniel Geyer, # 1096, page 367 (me, my husband and our son), Jacob Anderson Mays, 
Sarah Elizabeth Warren Mays & granddaughter Elizabeth Martin # 1491, page 501. 
I will find the pictures of Kate Mays Stewart and Emma Mays Ward for you.

Jacob Anderson Mays
Born 4 March 1854, White Co. TN
Married 4 Feb. 1877
Married Sarah Elizabeth Warren (Sallie)
Died 21 February  1922, Doyle, White Co. TN
Father: Benjamin Mays
Mother: Rebecca Anderson
Children: Dora Martha, Emma Bluford, Daisy Mays, John Benjamin, Sara
Rebecca Kate (my mother), Lou Verna, William Gay, Ida Jane, Robert Lee,
Gracey Pearl (I have b, d, m info on these children plus other info)
Brother: Andrew Gamble Mays whose wife was Julia Ann Dodson. They are
buried in Old Union, but I donít find their names in the membership
list.)

Sallie Warren: daughter of Bluford Warren and Sarah Gracey. 
Born: 25 April 1861, White Co. TN
Married: 4 Feb. 1877 to Jacob Anderson Mays
Died: 2 June 1941, New Hope, Madison Co., AL
Buried: Old Union Cemetery

Jacob Anderson Mays family lived in Hickory Valley White Co., TN. Across
the road and a little to the left of the Willard Hayes (present owners
2003) property. As I understand it there is only a tiny bit of a chimney
or of a well left to mark the location of the Mays home.

Jacob Anderson Mays family also lived in Cherry Creek, White Co., TN.

I have a note that C. C. Hines was minister of Cherry Creek Cumberland
Pres. Church. The membership Roll shows # 105 Mrs. Jake Mays, #106 Ida
Mays, #107 Will Mays, #108 John Mays. Ida, Will and John were children of
Jacob Anderson Mays and wife Sallie Warren Mays. This from Cherry Creek
Methodist Church Minutes 1800-1833 (think this should be 1933) microfilm.
[ Donít ask me why information on membership of Cherry Creek Cumberland
Pres. Church is on microfilm of Cherry Creek Methodist Church
minutes?????!!]

Andrew Gamble Mays
Born 24 May 1852 White Co., TN
Died 13 Feb. 1919 White Co., TN
Buried: Old Union Cemetery
Married: Julia Ann Dodson
Born 4 March 1857
Died 7 March 1945
Buried Old Union Cemetery White Co., TN
Daughter of Simon Peter & Jane Campbell Dodson
Andrew and Julia Ann Dodson Mays had no children.

Benjamin Mays
Born: 2 August 1806, North Carolina
Died 1877 or 1878 White Co., TN
Father John B. Mays
Mother: Rachel Gay
Wife: 1. Martha Frankey Dale buried on the J. M. Passons Farm, Hickory
Valley White Co TN.
    Born 17 Dec. 1810 
    Died: 4 July 1848
    Father John Dale
    Mother Lucy Dale
Wife: 2    Rebecca Anderson
    Born ca 1816 (34 in 1850 census)
    Married 24 Feb. 1851
    Died: ca 1895
    Father: Jacob Anderson
    Mother: Agnes Bryan (Agnes & Jacob married in Greene Co. 10 Nov. 1794 NC now TN )
Benjamin Mays and 2nd wife had 3 children: Andrew Gamble Mays, Jacob
Anderson Mays and Sophronia Mays. Benjamin Mays and 1st wife had either 6
or 7 children. I do have some info on the children of Benjamin and Martha
Frankey Dale. 

Benjamin Mays was a school teacher. He taught at Old Union and I believe
in Cherry Creek

You asked where in Hickory Valley the Mays family lived. Geneva Hayes and
Willard Hayes who live in Hickory Valley now can tell you or show you.
The next time I am over there I want to ask them to take me to the
location and I want to make some pictures. The house is long gone, but
they do know the exact location.

The Mays family is related to the Rogers, Passons, Wallace, Lewis,
Mershon, Mitchell, Shockley, Warren, Anderson, Gracey, Gay, Bryan, Yates
families and many others.  

Sophronia Mays
Born: 29 Jan. 1856
Married: James Monroe Passons
Married: 5 April 1885
Died 3 May 1898
Sister of Jacob Anderson Mays and Andrew Gamble Mays
Father: Benjamin Mays
Mother: Agnes Bryan


Sarah Rebecca Kate Mays (Kate Mays)
Born: 17 June 1887 White Co., TN
Married: Dan C. Stewart
Married: 19 April 1914, Sparta, White Co., TN
Died 18 Oct. 1970, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co. TN
Buried: Old Zion Cemetery, Sparta, White Co., TN
Father: Jacob Anderson Mays
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Warren
1 Child: Martha May Stewart who married James Mayberry Geyer 14 September
1958
Kate and the Mays family lived in Hickory Valley, White Co., TN.
Kate and the Mays family also lived in Cherry Creek, White Co., TN.
Kate taught school in White Co. TN
She graduated from White Co. TN High School I believe in 1912



I have information on the Mays family down from Robert Mays and Elizabeth
Bolling but it is scattered through a lot of various files in file
cabinets, boxes, top of my desk??? I would love to document the parents
of Elizabeth Bolling and Robert Mays Ė someday maybe!! I am interested in
all of my ancestors and  those of my husband.

Martha Stewart Geyer

P. S. Just as a matter of record, Jacob Anderson's parents were Jacob
Anderson, Sr. and Esther Gamble. Don't know if this is of interest to you
or not.   Jacob Anderson Mays was called Jake both in records and
personally. Andrew Gamble Mays and Jacob Anderson Mays were brothers,
Sophronia Mays was their sister. MSG


MemberName:    Warrens & Parkers
SubmitterName: Martha Stewart Geyer
EmailAddress:  marthageyer@juno.com
Picture:       No
Date:          01/06/2003
Time:          06:34 PM

MemberInformation:

You asked about Sallie Warren. My grandmother was Sarah Elizabeth Warren
and called Sallie always so far as I know. She was the daughter of
Bluford Warren and Sarah A. Gracey. She was born 25 April 1861 in White
Co. TN. The Warrens owned property in Hickory Valley, White Co. TN. at
some point in time. She died at my Aunt Ida's (Ida Jane Mays Hill) 2 June
1941 at Owens X Roads, Madison Co. AL. She is buried in Old Union
Cemetery. She was the wife of Jacob Anderson Mays. 

"My Sallie Warren" had sisters Martha Alice Warren (married Shannon
Williams), Mary Warren (married Elias Gillentine), Eliza Warren (married
John M. Hayes), Emma Warren (married a Wimberly). Emma was born 6 months
after her father died).

Sarah Gracey and Bluford Warren were married 8 Dec. 1849

After the death of Bluford Warren, Sarah A. Gracey Warren married Spencer
M. Parker. They had at least 3 children. Sarah A. Gracey Warren Parker
died in Texas 23 July 1924 in or near Fort Worth, TX where she is buried.
I have a death certificate for her. Sarah Ann Gracey Warren and S. M.
Parker were married 2 Nov. 1865.

Do you want me to give information on the Warren girls for the Old Union
Cemetery information?

By the way, I notice S. M. Parker and Sarah Parker on your list of
members. The Parker that my great grandmother married was Spencer M.
Parker whose first wife was Sarah E. Brogden. I do not know the Brogden
information other than that they were married 15 Jan. 1861. The Brogdens
were active in the Hickory Valley area. Let me know how much you want me
to dig into the Parker/Brogden connection. I do not know if they had
children, but I would suspect that they did. I hope some one else will
send you information on the Parker/Brogden family.

MemberName:    Rufus Dalton White, Sr.
SubmitterName: Carla White Rigsby
EmailAddress:  carla.l.rigsby.jd6u@statefarm.com
Picture:       Yes
Date:          06/06/2005
Time:          04:34 PM

MemberInformation:

There is a question mark by Jr. or Sr.? on this member list.  To clarify the 
listed name is for Rufus Dalton White, Sr.  He married my grandmother, Palma 
listed as Pamela, but it was Palma.) One son born to Rufus Dalton White,Sr.  
and this was Rufus Dalton White, Jr.  (my father)  Jr. is also buried next 
to Sr. in Old Union Cemetary born 7-16-39 passed 12-13-1988.  I have pictures 
of both I can scan if needed.