The Heritage of Daniel Haston

 

Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church Members


There are more than 350 members of the Old Union Church, as listed below, that were mentioned in the church's register and minutes.  If you know of information (such as maiden names, relationships to other Old Union members & families, birth & death dates, etc.) related to these people, please use the following form to submit it so that it can be added to this page.  We would also like to add pictures of these people to this site.


Union Church Members Mentioned in Church Register or Minutes


Aces   [Submit Information]

Alex Aces
  • Joined: November 19, 1873 by experience
 


Anderson
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Elizabeth Anderson
  • Church minutes indicate that she joined on September 20, 1883
  • "w. R. y." in the "Died" column (?)
 
Mariah Anderson
  • Church minutes indicate that she joined on September 20, 1883
 
Mary A. Anderson
  • Daughter of Emily Clenny (born 1828) and James  Anderson
  • Born 1852 or 1853
  • Sister of Sallie Burden Anderson
  • Joined: May 21, 1865 by experience
 
Sallie Burden Anderson [Wallace]
  • Born 1850
  • Joined: May 21, 1865 by experience
  • Daughter of Emily Clenny [Klenny?] (born 1828; died 1869) and James Anderson
  • Jacob H. Lewis was her step father
  • Sister of Mary A. Anderson
  • Married John Calvin Wallace in 1868
  • Mother of Merty (Myrtle Emma) Wallace Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died 1929
 


Arnold
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Frank (J.F.) Arnold
  • Born 1860
  • Son of Colbird and Lucinda Jane (Whitley) Arnold
  • Cousin of Nancy Jane (Whitley) Moss
    Note: Lucinda Jane Whitley was the sister of John Reynolds Whitley, who was the father of Nancy Jane Whitley Moss.
  • Byrd Arnold Moss (son of Edna Haston Moss) named for him
  • Dismissed by letter, December 21, 1890
 
Hayes (Hays) Arnold  (Elder)
  • Born 1856
  • Son of Colbird and Lucinda Jane (Whitley) Arnold
  • Cousin of Nancy Jane (Whitley) Moss
  • Dismissed by letter, December 21, 1890
 
Nannie Arnold
  • Born 1873
  • Daughter of Colbird and Lucinda Jane (Whitley) Arnold
  • Cousin of Nancy Jane (Whitley) Moss
  • Joined: September 1, 1883
  • Dismissed by letter, December 21, 1890
 


Austin
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Carrie Austin
 
 
Mack Austin
 
 
Mary Austin
  • December 20, 1860 by letter
 
Randy Austin
  • Joined: October 11, 1896 by experience
 
Sarah Austin
 
 


Black
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Barbara Ann [Moats] Black
  • Born: March 14, 1838 in Loudon County, TN
  • Daughter of Christopher & Sarah "Sally" Tallent Moats
  • Married: to Isaac Cannada Black on February 20, 1858 in Knox County, TN
    • Son of Isaac and Mary "Polly" Margaret Tallent Black
    • He was born: December 14, 1831 in Loudon County, TN
    • He died: January 29, 1904 in White County, TN and was buried at Old Union
  • She joined Union Church: September 20, 1883 by experience
  • She died: December 18, 1907 in White County, TN and was buried at Old Union
 
Bert (Albert) Christopher Black
  • Born: December 8, 1859 in Knox County, TN
  • Son of Isaac Cannada and Barbara Moats Black
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Married Elizabeth Hazeltine McCormick on December 10, 1885
    • She was born: December 6, 1861 in Van Buren County, TN
    • Daughter of Clayton & Jane Howard McCormick
    • She died: June 17, 1939 in Rockwood, TN
  • He died: February 2, 1917 in Franklin County, TN
 
(Elizabeth) Jane [Craig] Black
  • Born: 1860
  • Daughter of Newman and Eda Evaline Daniel Asberry Craig
    Note:  Eda's full maiden name was "Eda Evaline Daniel" and she first married a man by the name of Asberry who died, then she married Newman Craig.
  • Wife of James Warren Black (son of Isaac Cannada & Barbara Moates Black), who was born in 1861 and died in 1935 in White County, TN and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in White County, TN
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience (church minutes say she joined September 1, 1883)
  • Died: 1896 and buried in Greenwood Cemetery in White County, TN
 
William (Nelson) Black
  • Born: January 15, 1863 in White County, TN
  • Son of Isaac Cannada & Barbara Moates Black
  • Joined: November 17, 1873 by experience
  • First marriage:  March 3, 1889 in White County, TN to Sally Yates (born: May 18, 1857 in White County, TN; died: March 29, 1892 in White County, TN; had two sons: Robert Andrew and James Wallace)
  • Second marriage:  December 25, 1902 in Fentress County, TN to Polly Atkinson (born: May 18, 1880 in Fentress County, TN and died: December 20, 1964 in Fentress County, TN and buried at Banner Springs Cemetery in Fentress County, TN; had five children)
  • Died: December 17, 1952 at Banner Springs in Fentress County, TN
  • Buried at Banner Springs Cemetery in Fentress County, TN
 
William Black  (probably same as the above "William Black")
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience (church minutes say he joined September 1, 1883)
 


Blaylock
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Manerva Blaylock
  • Wife of Thomas Blaylock
  • Church minutes indicate that she joined on September 20, 1883
 
Thomas Blaylock
  • Husband of Manerva Blaylock
  • Church minutes indicate that he joined on September 20, 1883
 


Bledsoe
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Alice Bledsoe
  • Born: February 23, 1830
  • Wife of Captain R.H. Bledsoe (C.S.A)
  • "Left without cause"
  • Died: February 24, 1864 & buried at Old Union
 


Brock
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Harrison Brock
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
 


Brogden
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(John) Alexander Brogden
  • Born: 1828 in Cumberland Co, TN
  • Private in 13th Cavalry (C.S.A)
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by letter
  • Son of Isaac Brogden & Amelia Warren
  • Husband of Stacy Ann Mitchell Brogden (married September 22, 1852)
  • Father of H.D. Brogden, Mary M., Sallie & Levonna Bunch
  • Chairman of White County Court
  • Died: July 7, 1891 in White County, TN & buried at Old Union

Note: 1860 White County census lists the family of Isaac S. Brogden who was age 60 and born in NC.  John A. (Alexander) Brogden was age 29 (born in TN) and his wife, Stacy, was age 27.

H.D. (Harvey Dillard "Dill") Brogden  (Elder)
  • Born: June 3, 1856
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Called "Dill" (Dillard) Brogden
  • Son of John Alexander & Stacy Brogden and grandson of Isaac Brogden
  • First married Martha Jane Sutherland (born: 1856  died: 1877)
  • Second married Mary Wilson (sister of Ed Wilson) on December 30, 1886 (born: December 27, 1869 & died: May 11, 1951); church register says they were married by Rev. James K. Lansden
  • H.D. & Martha were parents of Ira & Ura & Lee Brogden*
  • H.D. & Mary were parents of Varina, Vernon, Oera, & Sallie [Terry]
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: October 17, 1938 and buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian Church cemetery (called the "New Church" by local people)

*Note: Union Church elder, Charles Thomas Haston, became the legal guardian of Lee Brogden, at some point prior to 1889.  See Lee Brogden entry below.

 
Ira Gilbert Brogden
  • Born: July 21, 1893 in White County, TN
  • Joined: August 17, 1902 by experience
  • Son of Mary Wilson Brogden & H.D. Brogden
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Married Lela Azaline Moss (daughter of Nannie Whitley Moss & William Luther Moss) on August 29, 1919 in White County, TN (she was born April 12, 1894 in White County and died on September 7, 1940 in White County)
  • Parents of Kenneth & Anne Brogden
  • Died: March 10, 1983 in White County, TN & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
 
Lee Brogden
  • Son of H.D. & Jane Brogden
  • First married Nannie Wallace on October 4, 1895
  • Second married Faith Clark
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907

Note:  C.T. Haston was the administrator of Daniel Sutherland's estate, in the early to mid 1880s.  C.T. Haston became the guardian of Lee Brogden, at that time. 
Source: Frames # 000842-000852 of White Co, TN microfilm #157, County Clerk Miscellaneous Records, 1807-1899.  Also see: Frames # 000628-000631 of White Co, TN microfilm #152, Book B of Volume A-B Probate (Estate) Records, 1807-1899.

Question:  Lee Brogden was the son of H.D. & Martha Jane Sutherland Brogden (who died in 1877).  Since Lee's father was H.D. Brogden (who died in 1938), why did C.T. Haston become the guardian of Lee Brogden when Daniel Sutherland died (apparently sometime in the early 1880s)?  What was the relationship between Daniel Sutherland and Martha Jane Sutherland who married H.D. Brogden?

 
Mary M. Brogden [Lance]
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Daughter of Alexander & Stacy Mitchell Brogden (their "Mary M." was born about 1859 (as per 1860 census)
  • Second wife of Samuel Lance
  • Died: 1907 and buried at Old Union
  • A Mary Brogden was an active member as of March 11, 1907
Mary [Wilson] Brogden
  • Joined: June 19, 1887 by letter
  • Second wife of H.D. Brogden
  • Buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
  • A Mary Brogden was an active member as of March 11, 1907
 
Sallie Brogden
  • Born: 1861
  • Daughter of John Alexander & Stacy Mitchell Brogden
  • Married a "Hoover"
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Died: December 20, 1919 & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
 
Stacy (Stacey) Ann Brogden
  • Born: August 11 (or 16), 1833 in White County, TN
  • Maiden name: Stacey Mitchell
  • Daughter of William Lynn & Sallie Moore Mitchell
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by letter
  • Wife of Alexander Brogden (mother of H.D. Brogden)
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: March 3, 1916 in White County, TN & buried at Old Union
Verenia (Varina) Brogden
  • Daughter of H.D. & Mary Wilson Brogden
  • Born: August 28, 1890
  • Joined: By experience on August 17, 1902 (along with Ira Brogden)
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Married: George M. Ralston (Rawlston)
  • Mother of Varina Ralston (Rawlston) Passons (who married J.M. Passons, Jr.)
  • Died: March 13, 1914 & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
 


Brown
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F.V. Brown
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
 
Joseph Brown  (Deacon)
  • Joined: June 18, 1865 by transfer
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as a Deacon on September 28, 1867 and ceased to act in that role in 1872
 
M.T. Brown
  • Joined: June 18, 1865 by transfer
 
Sallie E. Brown
  • Joined: November 16, 1873 by experience
  • Died: July 18, 1885
 


Butt
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Emmas (Emma / Emmer) Butt(s) [McCormack]
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Daughter of David & Melvina Butts
  • Sister of Hattie [Lewellyn], Melvina [Poor], & Nan Butts [Haston]
  • Married Sanders McCormack
  • Parents of Pruna [McCormack / McComack] Miller (& others)
 
Hollie (Hattie?) Butt(s) [Lewellyn]
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Daughter of David & Melvina Butts
  • Married John Lewellyn
 
Melvina Butt(s) [Poor]
  • Daughter of David & Melvina Butts
  • Received adult baptism in August of 1915 by W.E. Tillett
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Married Rube Poor
 


Clark
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John Clark
  • Possibly this John Clark:
  • Born: About 1853 in White Co, TN
  • Son of Joseph Clark, Sr. & Kissiah C. McGowen
  • Married Susan P. Moore
  • Died: July 19, 1874 in White Co, TN
 


Crook
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John Crook
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
  • Possibly the following John Crook:
  • Born: About 1809 in TN
  • Married: Sarah ____ (About 1809-?); her parents unknown
  • Father of Sarah Sallie F. Crook (1847-1886, buried at Old Union) who married Thomas Lafayette Mitchell and Calvin B. Crook (About 1832-?)
 


Cummings
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Joseph Cummings  (a founding Elder)
  • According to the Union Church register, "Joseph Cummings" (the same man who was ordained as an elder in 1811) died in 1870.  This information does not match information provided by Cummings family researchers.  See the following information submitted by Hoyte Cook (cookengr@earthlink.net).  (Perhaps the person who entered the 1870 death date in the register confused Joseph Cummings, Jr. (who died near 1870) with Joseph Cummings, Sr. (who was the founding elder that died in 1853).
     
    • The Joseph Cummings that is recorded as an Elder in Old Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1811 would have been Joseph Cummings "Sr." (1762-1853) - who came to the area of the Caney Fork River - now White & Van Buren Counties - around 1805.  He was born in Faquier County, Virginia and lived for a while in the area of Henry/Patrick Counties, Virginia.  He was a soldier in the American Revolution.  He is buried in the Stony Point Cemetery in Van Buren County, Tennessee.
    • Joseph, Sr's. son, Joseph Cummings, Jr. (1802-1868), may have also been involved in Old Union to some extent. Joseph Cummings, Jr. was the first Trustee of Van Buren County. Four of his sons were in the Confederate Army, and, at age 60, Joseph, Jr. joined the Army also.  He served in the 22nd Tennessee Infantry, and is believed to have also served with the 38th Tennessee Infantry.  It is documented in the Diary of Carroll Henderson Clark that "Sqr. Jos. Cummings" was present when the Army of Tennessee retreated from Nashville in the snow and freezing rain in January, 1865.  The last will and testament of Joseph Cummings, Jr. is on file in Van Buren County, Tennessee.  He and his wife Ann Denney are buried in Big Fork Cemetery in Van Buren County.
    • Joseph Cummings III (1838-1892) may have been involved with Old Union.  His wife Sophia (Kirkland) is listed among the members.  Joseph III served with the 16th Tennessee Infantry in the 1860's War.  He and his wife Sophia are buried at Eureka Cemetery in Warren County, Tennessee, near Highway 30.
    • According to Masonic records, John L. Cummings (1840-1866), brother of Joseph Cummings, III, was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church ... and that would very likely have been Old Union Church.  He is buried at Big Fork cemetery.  He, along with his brother Joseph III, served in the 16th Tennessee Infantry in the 1860's War.
 
Sophie (Kirkland) Cummings
  • Joined: 1868 by letter
  • Wife of Joseph Cummings III (see entry above)


Davis
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Dalton Davis
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Dismissed: "with out cause"
  • Lived in Sparta, near the old East Sparta city school
  • Brother of Vance Davis & Ella Davis Rogers
 
Hester Davis
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
 


Doyle
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W.S. Doyle
  • Possibly this William Simon Doyle:
  • Born September 2, 1840 in White Co, TN
  • Married: December 5, 1867 to Sallie Meriwether Smith, daughter of William Payne Smith & Eliza Jane Wiley
 


Felton
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Jos. Binune Felton
  • Probably this was Joseph B. Felton, and if so:
  • Married: July 16, 1840 to Drusilla Mitchell, daughter of John Mitchell & Sarah ____
 


Ford
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W.R. Ford
 
 


Fulton
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Norie Fulton
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
 


Gamble (Gambel)
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Margurette [Gillentine?] Gamble
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by experience

Robert Gamble, Sr. married a Margaret Gamble on September 29, 1824 in White Co, TN.  She was born Margaret Gillentine (December 8, 1802, probably in Grainger Co, TN).  Margaret Gillentine was the daughter of Nicholas Gillentine (1776-1834) and Jane Elizabeth Terry (1776-1839).  This Margaret died on Mary 22, 1871 in Van Buren County, TN.

Was this Margurette Gamble, who joined Old Union in 1865, the wife of Robert Gamble, Sr. (a founding elder of Old Union)?  Perhaps she had been a member earlier and rejoined the church at this time.

 
Margurette Gamble, Jr.
  • Probably Margarette A. Gamble, the daughter of Robert M. Gamble, Sr. (founding elder) and the Margurette Gillentine Gamble mentioned above.  If so...
  • Born: March 31, 1840 (or 1841) in Van Buren Co, TN
  • Married: February 22, 1866 to W. Henry Forsythe, son of John L. Forsythe.  Henry was born on December 12, 1840 and died on November 19, 1910 in Van Buren Co, TN.  (no children known)
  • After Margaret died, Henry remarried twice (to Rosanna Sparkman and later to Elizabeth Miller Gamble).
  • Died: October 20, 1876 in Van Buren Co, TN
  • Margaret Gamble and W. Henry Forsythe are buried in the Forsythe Cemetery, with her parents, on Guy Raymond's farm on Creek Road in Van Buren Co, TN.
 
Robert Gamble  (a founding Elder)
  • Born: March 6, 1780 in Amelia County, VA
  • Son of Isaiah Gamble
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder in 1811
  • Married: About 1824 to Margaret Gillentine (1802-1877), daughter of Nicholas Gillentine & Jane Elizabeth Terry; their children:
    • Milton Gamble (1827-?) who married Mary Mitchell
    • Jane Gamble (1825-?)
    • Hettie Gamble (1831-1890) who married William Carter Drake
    • Robert Gamble, Jr. (1834-1888 or 1924) who married Elizabeth Jane Miller
    • James McGrady Gamble (1836-?)
    • John R. Gamble (1838-?) who married Mary Foster
    • Margarette A. Gamble (1841-1876) who married William Henry Forsythe
  • Died: October 14, 1862 in Van Buren Co, TN and buried at the Forsythe Cemetery in Van Buren Co, TN
Sam (Milton) Gambel (Gamble)
  • Son of a Robert Gamble, Jr. (born: 1832 or 1834) and Elizabeth Jane Miller (born: 1845)
  • Born: December 18,1879 (or 1880)
  • Joined: September 26, 1915 by experience (minutes say August 27)
  • Married Pearl Haston (daughter of Wm. Clint & Lola Belle Wallace Haston)
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Entry in his record indicates that he joined a Methodist Church (probably in Van Buren County, TN)
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that he "Died"
  • Died: March 24, 1963
  • Social Security No. 414-20-7868
 
Mrs. Sam (Pearl) [Haston] Gamble
  • Maiden name: Pearl Haston (daughter of Wm. Clint & Lola Belle Wallace Haston)
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Entry in her record indicates that she joined a Methodist Church (probably in Van Buren County, TN)
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that she "Died"
 


Geers
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Alice Geers
  • Joined: March 24, 1867 by experience
 
Eliza M. Geers
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
 
Ida M. Geers
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
 
William H. Geers
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
 


Gillentine
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E.B. Gillentine
  • Possibly the Elias B. Gillentine, husband of Mary Warren
  • They were married June 18, 1879
  • Source: Martha Geyer
  • Possibly Elias Bryan Gillentine (born August 26, 1850). 
  • He was the son of John W. Gillentine (born March 9, 1829 in Morgan Co, AL and died May 12, 1891 in White Co, TN).  John W. Gillentine was the son of Terry Gillentine, who was the son of Nicholas Gillentine and Jane Elizabeth Terry.
  • His wife was Manerva Bryan (born about 1829 in TN).  Manerva was the daughter of Major William Morrison Bryan and Jane Wallace.
  • Source: Sue Tiffany Web
  • Possibly Elick B. Gillentine
  • Born: About 1889
  • Son of Thomas Gillentine & Phoebe Earls
  • Source: Sandra Field
 


Graham
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Matilda Graham
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by transfer
 


Greyhorn
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J.E. Greyhorn
 
 


Grissom
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Alex Grissom
  • Probably:  Alexander (Alex) Grissom who is buried at Old Union
  • If so, he was born December 25,1861 and died December 25,1912
  • If so, he was husband of (1) Jennie (Jane) Shockley who was born April 30, 1861 and died June 16, 1893 and (2) Ammer Underwood, who is buried in Indiana
  • If so, he is buried at Old Union
  • If so, he was the son of Robert Thomas Grissom (born: 1808; died: 1877 in Van Buren Co, TN) and Elizabeth Martin (born: 1825 in Van Buren Co, TN; died: 1898)
  • If so, he was brother of James Grissom (see below)
 
Arnnes (Ammer?) [Underwood] Grissom
  • Joined: July 11, 1909 by experience (Ammer Grissom joined on August 12, 1909)
  • "Old members come back to church" note (1909 or later)
  • Second wife of Alexander (Alex) Grissom
  • Buried in Indiana
 
E. Grisson
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Died: December 26, 1912

Note: Notice the death dates of Alex Grissom and E. Grissom.  Were these the same person?

 
James Grissom
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that he "Died"
  • A James B. Grissom was born on August 11, 1852 in TN and died January 20, 1940 in White Co, TN
  • He was son of Robert Thomas Grissom (born: 1808; died: 1877 in Van Buren Co, TN) and Elizabeth Martin (born: 1825 in Van Buren Co, TN; died: 1898)
  • He married Mary Jane Lewis in January of 1890 (or January 18, 1891) in White Co, TN; she was born November 2, 1870 and died December 8, 1948 in White Co,
    TN.
  • Buried at Old Union
  • Brother of Alexander Grissom (see above)

Source:  James Gates (microjgates@msn.com)

 
Jos Grissom
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
 
Mary Grissom
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Possibly the wife of James Grissom (see above)
 
(Mrs.) Mary Jane [Lewis] Grissom (same as Mary Grissom?)
  • Born: November 3, 1869
  • Daughter of William Lewis (born: 1841) and Martha C. Howard (born: 1844)
  • Married to James Grissom on January 18, 1890
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that she "Died"
  • Buried at Old Union
 
Sarah Grissom
 
 
Sophia Grissom [Mosley]
  • Born: 1896
  • Daughter of Mary Jane Lewis and James Grissom
  • Married Joe Mosley & had a daughter, Gentlee Mosley White
  • Joined: September 26, 1915 by experience
 
Tanesda (Teasda?) Grissom
  • Born: 1894
  • Joined: July 11, 1909 by experience
  • Daughter of Mary Jane Lewis and James Grissom
 


Guy
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Reba [Seals] Guy
  • Born: December 3, 1909 in White County, TN
  • Daughter of Charley Irving and Ollie Jane Gist Seals
  • Joined: August 12, 1941 by letter (formerly member of Presbyterian Church)
  • First marriage: Vernon Guy
  • Second marriage: Casto Wallace
  • Died: July 23, 1989 in White County, TN and buried at Old Union
 
Vernon Guy  (Elder)
  • Born: November 22, 1904
  • Son of William & Josie Merit Guy
  • First marriage: Nellie Mae Welch (May 21, 1932) in White County, TN
  • Second marriage: Reba Seals
  • Joined: August 12, 1941 by letter (formerly member of Methodist Church)
  • Elected as church trustee for church property on August 12, 1941
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on August 29, 1948
  • Died: January 1, 1980 in White County, TN and buried at Old Union
 


Harrison
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B.H. Harrison
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
 


Haston
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Amey (Amy) Haston
  • Born: January 22, 1901
  • Daughter of David Levander & Bitha Davis Haston
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Entry in her record says that she died "Sept. 5"
  • Died: September 5 (or 15), 1917 and buried at Old Union
 
Annie Jane Haston [McBride]
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience (she was baptized at that time)
  • Daughter of Charles T. & E.S. Haston
  • Born: March 27, 1869
  • Married George F. McBride, Sr. on September 29, 1886*
  • Died: March 4, 1888 (Remarks: "Died in the faith")
  • Buried at Old Union

*As per old McBride family Bible at home of J.M. Passons, Jr.

 
Carroll Swafford Haston
  • Born: August 23, 1880
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Son of Charles T. & E.S. Haston
  • Married Pauline Brady
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Non resident as of June 13, 1909
  • Died: October 25, 1956 and buried in Atlanta, GA
Cassie Haston
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • One source (from Evelyn Greene Moss) says that she was buried at Big Fork Cemetery
 
Charles Beason Haston  (Elder)
  • Born: April 9, 1876
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Son of Charles T. & E.S. Haston
  • Married Myrtle Emma Wallace on October 20, 1897
  • Grandparents of Wayne Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on August 29, 1948
  • Died: February 13, 1953
  • Buried at Old Union
Charles Thomas Haston  (Elder)
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience (he was baptized at that time)
  • Chosen and ordained as an Elder on August 4, 1885
  • Husband of E.S. (Morgan) Haston (married December 22, 1867); church register says they were married by Rev. W.H. Moody
  • Father of Annie J., Carrol, Charles Beason, Dennie (M.D.), Emma, Ida, & William Clint Haston (and Effie Lenoria Haston & Joe Morgan Haston, who were apparently never members of Union Church)
  • Son of William Carroll Haston, Sr., Grandson of David Haston, Great Grandson of Daniel Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Born: December 18, 1848
  • Died: August 8, 1929
  • Buried at Old Union
Claude (Claud) William Haston  (Elder)
  • Born: September 20, 1906
  • Received adult baptism in August of 1915 by W.E. Tillett
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Son of William Clint & Lola Haston
  • Husband of Margaret Little on April 8, 1926
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on August 29, 1948
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that he had "Died"
  • Buried at Old Union
Corie (Cora) Haston
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907

Question:  Was she the:

  • Daughter of David Lavender (Van) & Tibatha Davis Haston
  • Born: 1884 in White County, TN
  • Married to Frank C. Sparkman
  • Died: 1957 in Van Buren County, TN & buried in Sparkman Cemetery in Van Buren County, TN

Or, was she the:

  • Daughter of David Lavender (Van) & Tibatha Davis Haston
  • Born: 1880
  • Married to (1) William Edward Austin, (2) Henry L. Austin
  • Died: 1956

Or, was she somebody other than these?

 
Dasy (Daisy Cleo) Haston
  • Joined: July 20, 1912 by experience
  • Daughter of Elmus and Rachel Walker Haston
  • Wife of William (Will) Franklin Rogers
 
David Haston  (first church clerk)
  • Son of Daniel Haston (see his timeline for details)
  • Husband of Margaret (Peggy) Roddy Haston (married 1800 in Knox County, TN)
  • Grandfather of Charles Thomas Haston (through William Carroll Haston, Sr.)
  • Apparently, attended the Union Church prior to the establishment of a building
  • Buried at Big Fork Cemetery in Van Buren County, TN
 
Marion Dennie (Denny) Haston  (Elder)
  • Born: September 22, 1878
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Elected Elder on August 12, 1909
  • Son of Charles T. & E.S. Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Married Nannie Ursula Cummings on December 31, 1901
  • Died: April 3, 1968
Edna Maude (Edner) Haston [Moss]
  • Born: September 25, 1899
  • Joined: July 20, 1912 by experience
  • Daughter of Charles Beason & Myrtle Emma Wallace Haston
  • Married Byron Smith Moss (son of William Luther & Nannie Jane Whitley Moss) on June 12, 1919
  • Died: July 26, 1976
  • Buried at Old Union
E.S. (Elliot Selina) [Morgan] Haston
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience (she was formerly member of a Baptist church, so she was admitted on "recommendation"); apparently, her Baptist baptism was satisfactory because she was not baptized with the others who joined at that time
  • Wife of Charles T. Haston (married December 22, 1867)
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Born: February 8, 1849
  • Died: July 31, 1923
  • Buried at Old Union
Emma Permelia Haston [Taylor]
  • Joined: October 11, 1896 by experience
  • Born: September 30, 1882
  • Married Jerry Creed Taylor on December 25, 1901
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Buried at Old Union
Homer Haston
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Son of William Clint & Lola Belle Wallace Haston
  • First married, Sallie White (sons, Ray & Tommie)
Ida Ora Haston [McBride / Passons]
  • Born: September 2, 1874
  • Daughter of Charles Thomas & E.S. Haston
  • Joined: September 21, 1890 by experience
    (March 11, 1907 "Active" list says that she joined on September 27, 1890)
  • 1st: Married George F. McBride, Sr. on January 18, 1891 (she married the widower of her deceased older sister, Annie Jane Haston)
  • Mother of George F. McBride, Jr. (and others)
  • 2nd: Married James Monroe Passons, Sr.
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Mother of J.M. Passons, Jr. (and others)
  • Died: January 30, 1966 (buried at Old Union)
Jane Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907

Note:  A Jane Haston was the daughter of Van Haston.  She was born on January 21, 1886 and married (1) Otis Haston and (2) Sam Gamble.  Was she this "Jane Haston?"

 
Jane Haston (same as "Jane Haston" above?)
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
 
Lillie May Haston
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Daughter of Tucker and Maude Wallace Haston
 
Lolas (Lola Belle) [Wallace] Haston
  • Born: July 6, 1870
  • Joined: September 21, 1890 by experience
  • Maiden name: Lola Belle Wallace
  • Wife of William Clinton Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Died: December 22, 1943
  • Buried at Old Union
Mattie Haston
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience

Note: 

  • One Martha Mattie Haston was the daughter of William C. Haston, born on December 1, 1855 and died on January 31, 1941. 
  • Another Mattie Haston (born, February 1882) was the daughter of David Lavender Haston.  She married Thomas Carrick.

 

 
Mattie Haston  (Same as "Mattie Haston" above?)
  • Joined: October 11, 1896 by experience
 
Maud Haston
  • Joined: October 11, 1896 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split

Question:  Is this the Maud Wallace who married Tucker Haston, brother of Elmus Haston (grandsons of Wm. J.T. Passons)?  If so, she was the daughter of John Calvin & Sallie B. Anderson Wallace.

 
Merty (Myrtle Emma) [Wallace] Haston
  • Maiden Name: Merty (Myrtle Emma) Wallace
  • Daughter of John Calvin & Sallie B. Anderson Wallace
  • Wife of Charles Beason Haston (married October 20, 1897)
  • Grandparents of Wayne Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Died: December 6, 1953 & buried at Old Union
Mollie Haston
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
 
Pearl (Perl) Haston [Gamble]
  • On the "Active" list for March 11, 1907, but the word "Dead" is recorded in her record (was this a later entry for her death?)
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Married Sam Gamble
Perl Haston (same "Pearl / Perl Haston" as above?)
  • Joined: July 11, 1909 by experience
 
Rachel (Rachal?) Haston
  • Joined: August 26, 1911 by experience

Note:  Rachel Walker (daughter of Mary Haston Walker and granddaughter of M.C. and Rachel Haston) married Elmus Haston.  She was the mother of Daisy Haston Rogers.  Was this the Rachel Haston mentioned here?

 
Rebehu (spelling?) Haston
  • Joined: May 25, 1914 or 1924 by experience (according to church minutes)
 
Sallie Haston (Petree)
  • Sallie [White] Haston [Petree]
  • Daughter of Tabitha Davis & Dyer William White
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that she "Died"
  • Buried at Old Union
 
(Edwin) Smith Haston
  • Born: February 20, 1903
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Married Susan Ethel Jane Dodson
  • Son of Charles Beason & Myrtle Wallace Haston
  • Moved to Anderson, IN where he died on June 4, 1986
  • Buried in Anderson Memorial Park (Anderson, IN)
William Clinton Haston  (Deacon)
  • Joined: October 26, 1884 by experience
    (March 11, 1907 "Active" list says that he joined on October 27, 1884)
  • Married Lola Belle Wallace
  • Elected as Deacon on March 8, 1896
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Born: January 22, 1871
  • Died: December 12, 1955
  • Buried at Old Union
Willie Haston
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience

Note:  Probably the wife of Joe M. Haston.  If so, she was Willie Rogers Haston, daughter of Vincent Andy and Melvina Moore Rogers, born in 1886 and died in 1967; buried at Old Union.

 


Hollingsworth
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Sallie Hollingsworth
 
 


Ivans
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Jesse Ivans
  • Joined: November 16, 1873 by experience
 


Johnson
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Bud Johnson
  • Joined: August 28, 1889 by experience
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
 
Daniel Johnson

Note:  A Daniel N. Johnson, son of William S. and Susan Johnson, was born on June 4, 1870 and died on January 13, 1886.  He is buried at Old Union.
 
Lavona Johnson
  • Joined: September 1, 1883
 
Lucy Johnson
 
 
Matilda Johnson
  • According to church minutes, she received "letter of recommendation" on August 4, 1885 (along with Sowina Johnson)
 
Minnie Johnson
  • Joined: September 9, 1900 by letter
  • Of Doyle Station, TN
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
 
Sowina Johnson
  • Dismissed by letter
  • According to church minutes, she received "letter of recommendation" on August 4, 1885
 
Susan Johnson
  • Born: January 27, 1830
  • Wife of William S. Johnson
  • Died: January 24, 1909 and buried at Old Union
 
William S. Johnson
  • Born:  September 10, 1831
  • Husband of Susan Johnson
  • Died:  October 30, 1884 & buried at Old Union
 


Kuhn
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Isham Kuhn
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • "With out cause left"
 


Lance
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Emma (Jay) Lance
  • Born: 1887
  • Daughter of Samuel & Mary Brogden Lance
  • Second wife of James Monroe (Roe) Anderson
  • Mother of Cordell Anderson and Inez Anderson [Fraiser]
  • Joined:  By experience on August 17, 1902
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: 1969 and buried at Old Union
Evie (Eva) Lance
  • Born: 1883
  • Daughter of Samuel & Mary Brogden Lance
  • First wife of James Monroe (Roe) Anderson
  • Mother of Irene Anderson Greene (wife of Ridley Greene)
  • Joined: September 9, 1900 by experience
  • On the March 11, 1907 "Active" list she is noted to be "Dead"
  • Died: 1904 & buried at Old Union
Sallie (A.) Lance
  • Born: 1878
  • Daughter of Samuel & Eliza M. White Lance
  • Wife of Ransom Sanders
  • Joined by experience sometime in 1891, 1892, or 1893 (as per church minutes)
  • Died: 1898 & buried at Old Union
 


Leech
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Lizzie Leech
  • Joined: 1871 by letter
 


Lewis
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Amanda Lewis
  • Born: July 14, 1878
  • Daughter of William J. Lewis
  • Joined: August 28, 1889 by experience
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Married to J.L. Wilson in 1910
 
Eliza Lewis
 
 
Emily [Clenny] Lewis, Sr.
  • Born: 1828 in VA
  • Daughter of Jonathan & Rebecca Jane (Jennie) Hewitt Clenny
    • Jonathan was born in NC in 1782 & died in 1853 (buried at Doyle); was postmaster at Crab Orchard, TN; his parents were Samuel & Mary Clenny; Samuel rode the pony express
    • Rebecca was born in 1789 in VA; daughter of Patrick & Mary Preston (or Presley) Hewitt
    • Married in 1809 in Roane County, TN
  • (1) Married James Anderson on October 3, 1843 (son of Jacob [Jr.] & Mary Anderson; they were parents of Sarah (Sallie) Burden Anderson (born: 1850; died: 1929) who married John Calvin Wallace in 1868 (born: 1850; died: 1923) who was the son of William & Mahala Felton Wallace; John Calvin & Sallie Burden Anderson were parents of Myrtle Emma Wallace Haston, paternal grandmother of Wayne Haston
  • (2) Married Jacob A. Lewis (born: 1832)
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by letter
  • Died: 1916 in White County, TN
 
Emily Lewis, Jr.
  • Born: April 29, 1848
  • Daughter of Byrd & Martha D. Bryan Lewis
  • Married: B.B. Humphrey
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Died: February 28, 1913 and buried at Old Union
 
Emley Lewis (presumably Emily Lewis, Sr. or Emily Lewis, Jr. of above)
  • A post-1909 entry indicates that she was "Dead"
 
Etta Lewis
  • Joined: August 28, 1889 by experience
 
Flora Lewis
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
 
Jacob A. Lewis
  • Born: 1832
  • Son of William (Jr.) and his second wife Mary Bray Lewis
  • Husband of Emily Clenny Anderson Lewis
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Died: March 11, 1895
 
James Lewis
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Church minutes indicate that "James Lewis" joined on September 20, 1883 (same James Lewis?)
  • "Left without cause"
  • Possibly James M. Lewis who was born about 1889 and was the son of Turner Lewis & Mary Ann Rogers, or...
  • Possibly James Madison Lewis who was born in 1862 and was the son of Byrd Lewis and Martha D. Bryan
 
Luther (Cummings) Lewis
  • Born: 1882
  • Son of Byrd A. (Anderson) and Sarah Carter Cummings Lewis
  • Half brother of Nannie Moss
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: August 14, 1922
 
Maggie (Margaret) Lewis
  • Born: October 1885
  • Daughter of Byrd A. (Anderson) and Sarah Carter Cummings Lewis
  • Married James Eugene Baker in 1911
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: 1940 in Florida
 
Martha J. (Jane) [Crawley] Lewis
  • Born: January 1820
  • Daughter of Thomas & Nancy Crawley
  • Married in 1840 Thomas Lewis (born: 1819; died: 1864)
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Died: January 1908 & buried at Old Union
 
Melvin Lewis
 
 
(Martha Ann) Pattie/Patty Lewis [Wallace]
  • Born: November 28, 1878
  • Daughter of Byrd Lewis
  • Joined: September 21, 1890 by experience
  • Married Lemon Wallace in 1893
  • Died: October 10, 1914 & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
 
Rosie (Rose) Lewis
  • Born: 1859
  • Daughter of Jacob A. and Emily Clenny Lewis
  • Married John W. Austin
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
 
Sary (Sarah) [Cummings / Whitley] Lewis
  • Born: August 31, 1848
  • Daughter of Joseph (Jr.) & Nancy Ann Denny Cummings
  • Married: (1) John Reynolds Whitley (born: October 20, 1831; died: May 1, 1872)
  • Parents of Nancy Jane Whitley (born 1872) who married William Luther Moss
  • Married: (2) Byrd A. Lewis, son of William Lewis, Jr. (born: about 1847)
  • Joined: April 21, 1889 by recommendation
  • Sarah Lewis was active as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: March 5, 1935
 
William J. (I.?) Lewis  (Elder)
  • Born: March 21, 1841 in Tennessee
  • Son of James Harvey Lewis & Ester (Esther) Hood
  • Joined: November 16, 1873 by experience
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder in September of 1875
  • Died: July 8, 1856 and buried in Bledsoe Co, TN
 
W.T. Lewis
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Died: 1915
 


Love
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Alviar (Elvira?) Love
  • Possibly the Elivra P. Love
  • If so, she was born: September 20, 1820
  • If so, she died: July 19, 1903 and buried at Old Union
 
Louisa Love
 
 
Nancy Love
 
 


McAllister
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Amanda McAllister
  • Joined: November 30, 1865 by transfer

From Velma McDonald (velmcd@aol.com):

I have an Amanda McAllister who was married to George Washington McAllister in Sparta, White County, TN in 1852.  She was the daughter of Abe Green Wilson.  I do not know whether she was a member of the Old Union Church.

 


McBride
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G. F. (George Franklin) McBride, Jr.  (Elder)
  • Son of George F. McBride, Sr. and Ida Ora Haston McBride (this G.F. McBride, Jr. was a half brother to J.M. Passons, Jr.)
  • Born: August 30, 1895
  • Married Sallie Bessie Wallace McBride on November 30, 1917
  • Joined: August 26, 1911 by experience
  • Elected as Elder on August 4, 1918
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Buried at Old Union

Note: George F. McBride, Sr. married Annie Jane Haston, daughter of C.T. Haston, in 1886.  When she died, he married Annie's younger sister, Ida Ora Haston.  George F. McBride, Sr. died on May 12, 1896.  Then Ira Ora Haston McBride married James Monroe Passons, Sr.

 
Nannie (Nancy) May (Mai) McBride [Terry]
  • Born: September 19, 1892*
  • Daughter of George (Sr.) and Ida Ora Haston McBride
  • Joined: August 31, 1910 by experience (church minutes say July 31 and also a similar record for August 31)
  • Married Harvey (Harv) R. Terry on March 11, 1912*
  • Mother of Joe, Louise, and Robert Terry
  • Died: January 18, 1919 & buried at Old Union

*As per old McBride family Bible at home of J.M. Passons, Jr.

Annie (Anna) Maud Eliott McBride
  • Born: October 13, 1887
  • Daughter of George F. (Sr.) and Ann Jane Haston McBride
  • Married Walter Wallace
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: March 29, 1982 & buried at Old Union

*As per old McBride family Bible at home of J.M. Passons, Jr.

 


McCormack (or McComack or McCormick)
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Bessie Pheba McComack
  • Born: June 4, 1899
  • Daughter of Sanders and Emma McCormick
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Married Roy Grissom (son of Alexander & Ammer Underwood Grissom) on March 10, 1918.
 
(Mrs.) Emma [Butts] McCormack
  • Born: August 22, 1878
  • Maiden name: Emma Butts
  • Daughter of David and Melvina Butts
    Note: One source (Jim Gates) says "Daughter of Dave Butts & Phoebe Chandler."
  • Married Sanders McCormick (McCormack / McComack) on June 7, 1893.
  • Mother of Lillie Grace, Bessie Pheba, & Pruna Nancy Sylvan McCormick [Miller]
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that she "Died"
  • Died:  December 26, 1958 (she and Sanders McCormick are buried in the Doyle Cemetery in Doyle, TN)
 
John McCormack, Sr.
  • Joined: November 18, 1873 by experience
 
John McCormack, Jr.
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
 
Lillie Grace McComack
  • Born: February 1, 1897
  • Daughter of Sanders and Emma McCormick
  • Married Charlie Watson (son of Amos & Cleo Berryhill Watson) on May 4, 1919
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Died: April 14, 1976 (Lillie & Charlie are buried at Doyle Cemetery in Doyle, TN)
 
Matt. McCormack, Jr.

The Matt McCormick who joined the Old Union Church may have been:

  • James Madison McCormick (born: May 6, 1868; died: November 3, 1948);
    • He was the son of James Nelson & Sara Silvoy Thurman McCormick, who are both buried at Old Union
    • He was a brother to Sanders McCormick, who married Emma Butts (parents of Pruna, Lillie Grace, & Bessie McCormick
  • He married Martha Jane Mayes (born: July 12, 1865; died: May 23, 1952)
  • Both are buried at Crain Hill cemetery in Van Buren County, TN

As per Jim Gates (microjgates@msn.com):

 
Pruna Nancy Sylvana McComack
  • Born: November 23, 1902
  • Daughter of Sanders and Emma McCormick
  • Attended schools at River Hill, Doyle Institute, and graduated in 1926 from White County High School
  • Received adult baptism in August of 1915 by W.E. Tillett
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Married Chester Miller (Mrs. Pruna Miller) on January 12, 1932
  • Became an Elder and Church Clerk in 1941


McManus
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James McManus
 
 


Madewell (Madwell)
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Emma Madwell (Madewell)
  • Born: October 31, 1890 (as per Bible record)
  • Daughter of Henry Harrison & Dinah Jane Knowles Madewell
  • Joined: August 26, 1911 by experience
  • On post-1941 church roll
  • She never married
  • Died: December 22, 1980 and buried at Old Union
 


Martin
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Joe Martin
  • Joined: September 24, 1911 by experience and was baptized at that time in the Caney Fork River at the County Bridge
 


Mays (Mayes)
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Benjamin Mays  (Elder)
  • Born: August 2, 1806 in North Carolina
  • Son of John B. and Rachel Gay Mays*
  • Joined: December 20, 1864 by experience
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on December 25, 1864
  • Taught school at Old Union as early as 1826 and probably later at Cherry Creek
  • Wife 1: Married Martha Frankey Dale who was born December 17, 1810 and died July 4, 1848.  Her parents were John and Lucy Dale.  Benjamin & Martha had 6 or 7 children.  She was buried on what became the J.M. Passons farm in Hickory Valley of White Co, TN.
  • Wife 2: Rebecca Anderson who was born about 1816 and was the daughter of Jacob & Agnes Bryan Anderson (who married November 10, 1794 in what was then Greene Co of NC).  Benjamin Mays & Rebecca Anderson married on February 24, 1851.  They had three children: Andrew Gamble Mays, Jacob Anderson Mays, & Sophronia Mays.  Rebecca died in about 1895.  Note: Jacob Anderson's parents (Rebecca's grandparents) were Jacob (Sr.) & Esther Gamble Anderson.
  • Died in 1877 or 1878 in White Co, TN

Note: A Benjamin Mays (age 44) appeared in the Hickory Valley District (District 2) on the 1850 White County, TN census.  He was born in NC.  There were five children in the house, but no wife.

*Note: Rachel Gay Mays was b. June 1, 1775, 4th Creek Settlement, Rowan Co., NC, d. ??; m. ca. 1801, John Benjamin Mays (1778 VA - 1830 Forked Deep River, Jackson Co., TN); dau. of James Gay (1744 Ireland - 1819 Rowan Co., NC) and Margaret Mitchell (ca. 1750 PA -1796 Rowan Co., NC)
Source:  David E.R. Gay (unbeldi@cox.net as of  as of June 2008)

 
Dasie (Daisy) Mayes
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience (as per Old Union records)
  • There was a "Daisy Mays," daughter of Jacob Anderson Mays & Sallie Elizabeth Warren Mays, who died when only two days old (born February 13, 1884 and died February 15, 1884) (as per Martha Stewart Geyer)

Note:  The birth & death dates for "Daisy Mays" stated above were given by Martha Stewart Geyer, a descendent of this Mayes/Mays family.  If the infant daughter "Daisy Mays" (of Jacob Anderson & Sallie Elizabeth Warren Mays) died in 1884, then who was the "Dasie Mayes" that joined Old Union by experience in 1893? 

 
Emmer (Emma Bluford) Mayes [Ward]
  • Born: November 22, 1881 in White Co, TN
  • Daughter of Jacob Anderson Mays & Sarah Elizabeth (Sallie) Warren Mays
  • Married Wayman Franklin Ward (Emma & Wayman were parents of C. Ray Ward of Sparta) on April 22, 1906 in White Co, TN
  • Mother of Cleveland Ray (C. Ray) Ward, Wayman Ralph Ward, & James Anderson Ward
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: June 10, 1975 in Pleasant Hill, TN (buried at Peeled Chestnut in White Co, TN)
J.A. (Jacob or "Jake" Anderson) Mays
  • Born March 4, 1854 in White County, TN*
  • Son of Benjamin & Rebecca Anderson Mays
  • Joined: October 20, 1864*
  • Married Sarah (Sallie) Elizabeth Warren on February 4, 1877 (she was born in 1861 and died in 1941 & buried at Old Union)
  • Parents of Dora Martha, Emma Bluford, Daisy Mays, John Benjamin, Sara Rebecca (Kate), Lou Verna, William Gay, Ida Jane, Robert Lee, & Gracey Pearl
  • Brother of Andrew Gamble Mays whose wife was Julia Ann Dodson (both buried at Old Union)
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: February 21, 1922 at Doyle in White County, TN (buried at Old Union)

*According to these two dates, J.A. Mays would have joined the church at age 10.  That would have been very young, by the policies and practices of that era. (?)

Note:  The Jacob Anderson Mays family lived in Hickory Valley and then later in the Cherry Creek community of White Co, TN.

See page 501 (article # 1491) in the Heritage of White County - 1806-1999 for more information on this Jacob Anderson Mays family.

(Sarah Rebecca) Kate Mays [Stewart]
  • Born: June 17, 1887 in White Co, TN
  • Daughter of Jacob Anderson & Sarah (Sallie) Elizabeth Warren Mays
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Graduated from White County High School in Sparta, TN in about 1912
  • Married Dan C. Stewart on April 19, 1914 in Sparta of White Co, TN
  • Mother of Martha May Stewart (only child) who married James Mayberry Geyer on September 14, 1958
  • Died: October 18, 1970 in Chattanooga of Hamilton Co, TN (buried at Old Zion Cemetery in White Co, TN)
Rebeca (Rebecca) Mays
  • Born about 1816
  • Daughter of Jacob & Agnes Bryan Anderson (who married November 10, 1794 in what was then Greene Co of NC)
  • Second wife (Rebecca Anderson) of Benjamin Mays; Benjamin & Rebecca married on February 24, 1851
  • Mother of Andrew Gamble Mays, Jacob Anderson Mays, & Sophronia Mays
  • Joined: December 20, 1864 by letter (same day that Benjamin Mays joined the church by experience)
  • Died in about 1895
Sopronia (Sophrona) Mays
  • Born: January 29, 1856
  • Daughter of Benjamin & Rebecca Anderson Mays (sister of Jacob Anderson Mays and Andrew Gamble Mays)
  • Joined: November 17, 1873 by experience
  • Married James Monroe Passons, Sr. on April 5, 1885 (his 1st wife)
  • Died: May 3, 1898
 
See page 276 (article # 858) in the Heritage of White County, 1806-1999 for more information on this family.


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Catherine (Katherine Gay) Miller
  • Born: February 23, 1931 at Doyle in White County, TN
  • Daughter of Euclid and Edith Betty Jane Miller
  • Joined: August 12, 1941 by experience and was baptized  (as "adult baptism")
    Note:  "When I joined Old Union, we were "sprinkled" as it was called then.  I don't remember anyone that was immersed back then when they joined there." -Katherine Miller Williams (June 2003)
  • Dismissed: October 5, 1945 by request
  • Married on September 21, 1947 to Jerry Wayne Williams
    • He was born on February 1, 1929 in Akron, OK
    • He died on February 2, 1993 in White County, TN and buried in DeKalb Memorial Gardens at Smithville, TN
  • Parents of Beverly Gay Williams Smith Abraham and Samuel Ray Williams
 
Clementine ("Clemsy") [Lewis] Miller
  • Joined:  September 1, 1883
  • Born: 1822 in White County, TN
  • Daughter of Thomas & Lucinda Dale Lewis
  • Married John Harmon Miller on December 15, 1851 in White County, TN
 
Edythe (Edith Betty Jane) Miller
  • Born: March 2, 1913 in Van Buren County, TN
  • Daughter of Hayes Zachariah and Elizabeth Jane "Lizzie" Black Miller*
  • Granddaughter of James Warren and Sarah/Elizabeth Jane Craig Black
  • Great granddaughter of Isaac Cannada & Barbara Moats Black and Zachariah & Elizabeth Simmons (Measles) Miller
  • Married on December 29, 1929 in Madison County, AL to Euclied Miller
  • Joined: August 11, 1941 by letter (formerly member of Methodist Church)
  • Dismissed: October 5, 1945 by request (joined Church of God)
  • Died: August 11, 1984 in White County, TN and buried at Old Union
  • Edythe & Euclied were parents of six children: Katherine, Willie Ray, Hollis Ray (twins), Jimmy Ervin, Peggy Louise, and Betty Sue.

*Note:  "Yes, Mom's maiden name was Miller.  She was from the Miller line who married into the Frasier, Gamble, Haston, Simmons & Black families.  Dad was from another line, who married into Sparkman, Walling and a few other families, but in my research I found way back that they were all connected." (from Katherine Miller Williams, June 2003)

 
Euclid (Euclied "Ukley") Miller
  • Born: January 31, 1909 at Cummingsville of Van Buren County, TN
  • Son of Lee Roy Miller and Altia Katherine Sparkman
  • Grandson of Finis E. and Cynthia Cole Sparkman
  • Great grandson of James "Jim" and Johannah "Judy" McBride Sparkman
  • Married on December 29, 1929 in Madison County, AL to Edith Betty Jane Miller
  • Joined: August 11, 1941 by letter (formerly member of Baptist Church at Greenwood)
  • Dismissed: October 5, 1945 by request (joined Church of God)
  • Died: September 5, 1990 in White County, TN and is buried at Old Union beside his wife Edith
  • Euclied & Edith were parents of six children: Katherine, Willie Ray, Hollis Ray (twins), Jimmy Ervin, Peggy Louise, and Betty Sue.
  • Euclied & Edith lived most of their married lives in Hickory Valley and Lost Creek of White County, TN.  All of their children, except for the twins, were born in White County.  The twins were born in Cummingsville of Van Buren County, TN.
 
(John Harmon) Harman Miller
  • Joined: September 1, 1883
  • Born January 5, 1825 in White County, TN
  • Husband of Clementine "Clemsy" Lewis Miller
  • Son of Samuel, Sr. & Amey McFall Miller
 
Mary Miller
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience (the minutes say she joined, September 1, 1883)
  • John Harmon Miller (see above) had a daughter named Mary (born: 1868).  She may have been the Mary Miller who joined Sep.1883.

Mary E. Miller married E. B. Blackburn in 1890 - White County, TN. Darthula or Dorthula (Dorothy) married William M. Hale in 1878 - White County, Tennessee. Both Darthula and Mary passed on in Grayson County, Texas. Their parents are listed on the 1870 & 1880 Census as John Harmon Miller and Clementine Lewis of White County, TN.  A photo is known to have existed of Mary E. Miller. 

I have a great grandmother, Mary E. Miller born in 1868, who married in White County, Tennessee to my great grandfather, E. Brinton Blackburn on 12 Jan 1890 in White County, Tennessee. I have a digital copy of their marriage license. They migrated to Texas between Jan to November 1890. Mary's birth date is recorded as 14 Feb 1868 and died in Texas on 19 Aug 1920. Her middle name was Elizabeth. I am still researching if this is indeed the correct Mary E. Miller whose parents may have been John Harmon & Clementine (Lewis) Miller.

Source: ___ Blackburn (5-20-2011 and 4-19-2011)

 
Pruna (Mrs. Chester) [McComack] Miller  (Elder and Church Clerk)
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Maiden name: Pruna McComack
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Church register indicates that she was ordained as an Elder on February 16, 1941
  • Elected as Church Clerk on February 16, 1941
  • Elected Sunday School Secretary & Treasurer on March 16, 1941
  • Elected as the church's Secretary & Treasurer on January 5, 1942
  • Asked for letter on October 22, 1961
Thursday, April 02, 2009
SPARTA -- Funeral services for Pruna Miller, 106, of Sparta, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3, at Thurman Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. today, Thursday, April 2, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Miller died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Life Care Center of Sparta.
Samuel Miller
  • Joined: November 19, 1873 by experience
  • Possibly: John Harmon Miller's father, born 1787 in VA and died before 1880 in White County, TN
  • Cannot be John Harmon Miller's brother (Samuel Miller, Jr.) who married Frankie Fannie Frasier, daughter of Thomas & Mary ("Polly") H. Wilson Fraiser.  He died On August 7, 1848.

Note: There was a Sam N. Miller, born on August 18, 1865 and died on February 21, 1927, who is buried at Old Union.  He was the son of John Riley (Sr.) and Josephine Myers Miller.  He was the husband of Elizabeth Parker.  Was he the same man as this "Samuel Miller?"  His 1873 conversion date makes that unlikely, since he would have only been eight years old at the time.  In that era, young people were not generally received into the church "by experience" at such a young age.

 


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A.L. Mitchell
  • Joined: November 19, 1873 by experience
  • Probably Arthur Lynn Mitchell (based upon dates) and if so...
  • Born: October 17, 1849 in White Co, TN
  • Son of Barnett King Mitchell (1811-1869) and Mary Matilda "Polly" Parker (1823-1910)
  • Grandson of Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
  • Married: January 6, 1875 to Louvenia Firzpatrick Russell (1858-1929), daughter of Wamon Mansfield Russell & Nancy Young Gracey; Arthur Lynn and Louvenia were parents of nine children
  • Died: June 11, 1917 in White Co, TN
 
Agnes Mitchell
  • Joined: August 8, 1858
  • Received adult baptism on August 8, 1858

Could have been either of these:

  • Agness Mitchell - Daughter of John (Jack) Mitchell & Winnie Moore
    • Born: October 2, 1825 in Putnam or Van Buren Co, TN
    • Granddaughter of Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
    • Died: October 2, 1899 in White Co, TN (buried at Johnson Cemetery)
    • No information regarding marriage or children
  • Agness Mitchell - Daughter of William Lynn Mitchell & Sarah Elizabeth Moore (both buried at Old Union)
    • Born: January 25, 1841 in White Co, TN
    • Granddaughter of Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
    • Married: July 31, 1864 to Major Passons (1845-1905) (they were parents of nine known children)
    • Died: February 28, 1908 in Collin County, TX
 
Amanda Mitchell
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by experience
  • Possibly the Amanda Deweese Mitchell who married William I. Mitchell on January 19, 1854 in White Co, TN (by Rev. Wm. Jared).
 
Annie Lee Mitchell
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
 
Byron (Byson?) Mitchell
  • Joined: July 4, 1886 by experience
  • Probably son of Thomas Lafayette Mitchell & Sallie F. Crook (both buried at Old Union)
  • Byron Mitchell (son of Thomas L. Mitchell) was baptized as an infant on July 29, 1873 by Rev. J.E. Hickman
  • Born: 1872 in White Co, TN
  • Married: November 1, 1906 to Vergie McCollough (her parents unknown); they were parents of Frances Ethel Mitchell & Thomas Filmore Mitchell
  • Died: ?
 
David Mitchell
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • Note: The name "David Mitchell" was common in the Spencer & Rachel Roberts Mitchell family.  Thus, it is difficult to determine which David Mitchell joined at this time.
 
David L. Mitchell, Sr.
  • Probably David Lynn Mitchell (he is the only David Lynn Mitchell with a son named "David;"  however, it is true that Sr. & Jr. did not always indicate father-son relationships; sometimes it just indicated an older & a younger man with same name)
  • If so, he was the son of Joseph Gould Mitchell & Susannah Parker
  • Born: January 10, 1847 in White Co, TN
  • Grandson of Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
  • Married: February 6, 1868 to Marilda Caroline Ervin (dates & parents unknown); they were parents of nine children, one of which was David Mitchell
  • Died: July 30, 1890 in Texas

Note from Terry Baker: Davy Mitchell was a member of Dibrell's 8th/13th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA.  He moved to Hill County, Texas by 1868, and Married Marilda there. Her maiden name was Ervin. Her father, G.W. 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, Mississippi.
bake740@bellsouth.net

 
David L. Mitchell, Jr.
  • Joined: June 29, 1873 by letter
  • Probably the son of David Lynn Mitchell & Matilda Caroline Ervin
  • Josephine Mitchell, Jos. Walter Mitchell, & George E. Mitchell (all children of D.L. Mitchell) were baptized as infants, by Rev. J.E. Hickman, on the same day that David L. Mitchell, Jr. & Matilda Mitchell joined the church.
 
Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by letter
  • Note:  The name "Elizabeth" in the Mitchell family was fairly common; unsure of which one this was.
 
Eliza J. Mitchell, Sr.
  • Joined: May 23, 1865 by transfer
  • Probably Eliza Jane Wiley who married Jabez Gilead Mitchell, Sr.
  • If so, she was the daughter of Henry H. Wiley & Mary Burke Buchannon and...
  • Born: March 16, 1832 in Grainger Co, TN
  • First married: October 14, 1841 to William Payne Smith, Sr.; their children:
    • Mary Josephine Smith (1843-1867) who married J.H. Vannerson
    • Sallie Meriwether Smith (1845-?) who married William Simon Doyle
    • Rev. William Payne "Billie" Smith (1847-1897) who married Mary Jane Mitchell
  • Second married: July 27, 1851 to Jabez Gilead Mitchell, Sr. (see below)
  • Died: January 8, 1913 in Anderson Co, TN
 
Emily Mitchell
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
 
Florence Rachel Mitchell [Wallace / Little]
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • Daughter of Joseph Gould & (1st wife) Nancy Ann Taylor Mitchell
  • Granddaughter of Spencer Mitchell
Fred Mitchell
  • Joined: July 4, 1886 by experience
  • Probably Frederick Gould Mitchell, and if so:
  • Born: August 7, 1874 in White Co, TN
  • Son of Thomas Lafayette Mitchell & Sallie F. Crook
  • Married Nanny Simms (children unknown)
  • Died: November 22, 1912
 
Henry H. Mitchell
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • Probably Henry Howard Mitchell; and if so:
  • Son of Jabez Gilead Mitchell & Eliza Jane Wiley Smith
  • Born: November 13, 1853 in White Co, TN
  • No information on his death, marriage or children

Note from Kathleen Brown (pookiedook4@gmail.com):

Henry was born 13 Nov. 1853 in Sparta, White, TN, son of Jabez G. Mitchell and Eliza Wiley Mitchell. He became a member of the Old Union  Church on 24 Feb. 1868. Henry moved to Marion County, Tennessee and married Laura Amanda Kelly on 23 Nov. 1880.  He and Laura became members of the Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church there. They had four children: Jennie Frater, Floyd Kelly, Roy Alfonso, and Henry Overton Mitchell. After Overton was born, they moved to Texas. Laura died while they were living in Beeville, Bee, Texas in 1897.  Henry moved back to Marion County where he married Laura's sister Ellen who was a widow with one surviving child (Hattye Huddleston). Henry worked as a supervisor in the coke ovens.  He built a home in 1901 on property near Whitwell, TN, sold it in 1913, and moved to Tyner, Hamilton, TN.  Sometime after 1920, Henry and Ellen moved to Denver, Colorado.  He died there on 17 April 1932. 

 
J.T. Mitchell
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Possibly: Joseph Taylor Booker Mitchell; and in so:
  • Son of Joseph Gould Mitchell & Nancy Taylor
  • Born: January 4, 1839 in White Co, TN
  • Grandson of Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
  • Children: Fannie & Nan Mitchell
  • Death date and spouse unknown
 
Jabez G. (Gilead) Mitchell, Sr. (Elder)
  • Born: May 5, 1805 in Overton County, TN
  • Son of David Lynn & Martha Love Mitchell
  • First married: November 3, 1831 to Sarah Tate (parents unknown); their children:
    • Martha Thankful Mitchell (1832-1904) who married Joseph Brown
    • James Cox Mitchell (1835-?)
  • Second married: July 27, 1851 to Eliza Jane (Wiley) Smith [widow of William Payne Smith, Sr.]; their children:
    • David Mitchell (1852-1896) who married Sibbie J. Little & Frances A. Smith
    • Henry Howard Mitchell (1853-?)
    • Elizabeth Jane Mitchell (1855-?)
    • Jabez Gilead Mitchell, Jr. (1857-?)
    • Lida J. Mitchell (about 1858-?)
    • Andrew Thomas Mitchell (1859-?)
    • John Young Mitchell (1860-?)
    • Annie Lee Mitchell (1863-?)
  • Was an inn keeper in White County, TN in the 1850s
  • State Representative for White, Fentress, & Van Buren Counties
  • Joined: May 23, 1865 by transfer
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on September 28, 1867
  • Died: January 26, 1875 in White Co, TN and buried at Old Union
 
John M. (Monroe) Mitchell  (Elder)
  • Born: November 28, 1844 in White Co, TN
  • Confederate soldier (probably the White Co, TN Registrar of Deeds who was the last Confederate soldier to hold office in White County, as per The Sparta Bar by Frank Trigg Fancher, published 1950); See the John M. Mitchell Civil War Questionnaire
  • Son of Joseph Gould & (2nd wife) Susannah Parker Mitchell
  • Grandson of Spencer & Rachel Roberts Mitchell
  • March 24, 1867 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Never married
  • Died: December 19 or 29, 1927 or 1929 in White Co, TN and buried at Old Union
 
Joseph Gould Mitchell  (Elder)
  • Born: August 13, 1814
  • Son of Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
  • First married: Nancy Ann Taylor (1816-1840), daughter of William Taylor & Jan Keezee; their children:
    • William Taylor Mitchell (1832-1908) who married Sarah Jane Rankin
    • Rachel Florence Mitchell (1835-1902) who married Laban Wallace & Brice Little
    • Spencer Dillard Mitchell (1837-1912) who married Emily Hickey
    • Joseph Taylor Booker Mitchell (1839-?)
  • Second married: March 23, 1841 to Susannah Parker in Van Buren Co, TN (daughter of Arthur Parker & Eleanor Ballard); Susannah is buried next to her mother at Old Union; their children:
    • Mary Jane Mitchell (1843-1910) who married Rev. William Payne "Billie" Smith; both buried at Old Union
    • John Monroe Mitchell (1844-1929)
    • David Lynn Mitchell (1847-1890 in TX) who married Matilda Caroline Ervin
    • Thomas Lafayette Mitchell (1849-1908) who married Sarah F. Crook, Nora Elizabeth Spring, and Belle Shugart Goodwin
  • Third married: February 10, 1852 to Theresa Shaw in White County, TN (buried at Old Union); her parents are unknown & no known children
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by transfer
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder in 1838; if this is accurate then he must have left the church at some point after 1838 and returned in 1875.
  • Died: April 14, 1890 in White Co, TN & buried at Old Union
Lida J. Mitchell
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • Probably Lida J. Mitchell, the daughter of Jabez Gilead Mitchell & Eliza Jane Wiley; if so, she was:
  • Born: about 1858
 
Marilda Mitchell  (clearly reads "Marilda")
  • Joined: June 29, 1873 by letter
  • Probably, Marilda Caroline Ervin, wife of David Lynn Mitchell (see above) who joined the church on this same day and whose children (Josephine Mitchell, Jos. Walter Mitchell, & George E. Mitchell) were baptized as infants on the same day.
  • Born: December 13, 1850 in Mississippi
  • Daughter of George Walter Ervin & Sarah Martin
  • Married: December 6, 1868 in Aquilla (Hill County), TX to David Lynn Mitchell (born 1847 in White Co, TN & died 1890 in TX), the son of Joseph Gould Mitchell & Susannah Parker
  • Children: Walter, Tom, David, John, Josey, Alice, Minnie, Cora Lynn, Susan &
    George (1873-1969)
  • Died: July 14, 1929 in Texas
  • Note:  Since they married in Texas, we assume that they returned to White Co, TN for a time and then returned to Texas where they both died.
 
Mary J. Mitchell
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by transfer
  • Probably Mary Jane Mitchell, daughter of Joseph Gould Mitchell & Susannah Parker; if so, she was:
  • Born: April 15, 1843 in White Co, TN
  • Married: January 1, 1871 to Rev. William Payne "Billie" Smith (1847 in TN to 1897)
  • Granddaughter Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
  • Children: Howard Smith and Harvey Mitchell Smith
  • Died: February 8, 1910 in White Co, TN and buried at Old Union
 
Robert Mitchell
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • "Left without cause"
  • There were many "Robert Mitchell" men in the Spence Mitchell family, but it is possible that this Robert Mitchell was Robert Seargant Mitchell, son of Spencer Sterling Mitchell and Rachel Roberts; if so, he was:
  • Born: April 5, 1808 in White Co, TN
  • Married: About 1834 to Sarah Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Thomas Moore and Sarah Doyle; they were parents of:
    • Philander D. Mitchell (About 1836-?)
    • Elizabeth Mitchell (About 1838-?)
    • Saxkie Mitchell (About 1843-?)
    • Sarah Mitchell (About 1843-?)
    • Spencer Mitchell (About 1844-1844)
 
S. Dillard Mitchell
  • Joined: June 10, 1865 by letter (about a month before he was married)
  • Probably the son of William Lynn Mitchell & Sarah Sallie Elizabeth Moore; if so:
  • Born: March 23, 1837 in White County, TN
  • Married: July 15, 1865 to Mariah White Lowery (1831-1918) who was the daughter of Woodson Phillips White & Nancy Mitchell; children: (1) William W. Mitchell (1869-1945) who married Ida Ammons (2) Francis Marion Mitchell (1876-1939) who married Mary Alice Mosier
  • Church register says that they were married by N. B. S. Owings
  • Died: August 27, 1903 in Dallas Co, TX
 
Sallie F. [Crook] Mitchell
  • Born: July 15, 1847 in White Co, TN
  • Daughter of John and Sallie Crook
  • Married Thomas L. (Lafayette) Mitchell (1849-1908) on January 26, 1870 in White County, TN; their children:
    • Bryon Mitchell (1872-?) who married Vergie Belle McCullough
    • Frederick Gould Mitchell (1874-1912) who married  Nanny Simms
    • Sallie Jane Mitchell (1877-?) who married Jefferson Leftwich Simms
  • Joined: 1871 by letter
  • Died: April 8, 1886 in White Co, TN & buried at Old Union
 
Sarah Mitchell
  • Joined: August 8, 1858 (same day as William T. Mitchell)
  • Received adult baptism on August 8, 1858

Note:  1860 White County census has a William T. Mitchell who was age 26 (born in TN) and was married to Sarah J. (age 22).  Same as this Sarah Mitchell?

 
Spence (Spencer Sterling) Mitchell  (a founding Elder)
  • Born in NC (or SC?) on June 4, 1775
  • Son of Arthur Mitchell & Elizabeth Linn and/or Mary Gould Sargeant
  • Grandson of Robert Mitchell (About 1735 VA - About 1782 in NC) & Ann Lea (About 1739 VA-?)
  • Married Rachel Roberts (December 28, 1775 NC - August 12, 1858 in White Co, TN) on December 22, 1796; she may have been the daughter of David Roberts, Sr.; their children:
    • Arthur Mitchell (1799-1874) who married Malinda Haston, daughter of David & Margaret Roddy Haston
    • John (Jack) Mitchell (1802-1852) who married Winnie Moore
    • Spencer Sterling Mitchell, Jr. (1804-1892) who first married Mary Polly Malinda Lewis & later married Nancy Wilson
    • William Lynn Mitchell (1806-1881) who married Sarah Elizabeth Moore (?), Elizabeth Warren, & Sarah Ann Cornelius
    • Robert Seargant Mitchell (1808-?) who married Sarah Elizabeth Moore (?)
    • Stacy Ann Mitchell (1809-About 1881) who married Andrew Kincannon Parker, Wiley Steakley, and Joseph Sparkman
    • Barnett King Mitchell (1811-1869) who married Mary Matilda "Polly" Parker
    • Joseph Gould Mitchell (1814-1890) who married Nancy Taylor, Susannah Parker, & Theresa Shaw
    • David Lockhard Mitchell (1818-1885) who married Martha A. Blake
    • Catherine Mitchell (1820-1822)
    • Elizabeth Mitchell (1823-1825)
    • Infant son Mitchell (About 1824-died at four weeks or four months old)
  • "Professed religion" in about 1803 (as a Presbyterian)
  • Migrated from South Carolina to Tennessee in 1804
  • Donated land for Union Church in 1811
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder in 1811 and ceased to act in that role in the year of his death (1849)
  • Died: March 20, 1849 in White Co, TN
  • Buried at Old Union in a grave that is no longer identifiable by markings
 
Teresa (Theresa) [Shaw] Mitchell
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by transfer
  • Born: April 15, 1851
  • Wife #3 of Joseph Gould Mitchell
  • Died: November 27, 1881 & buried at Old Union
 
Thomas "Tom" Mitchell ("colored")
  • Born: 1811
  • "Colored" (black) slave of Spencer Mitchell
  • Joined: 1838 by experience
  • Died: September 1, 1872 and buried at Old Union
  • Note: In Spencer Mitchell's will, he requested that Tom take care of Spencer's wife, Rachel, until her death and then Tom could choose which of Spencer's children he wished to live with.
 
Tom John Mitchell
  • Probably the infant baptized on July 4, 1886 by Rev. J.E. Hickman
  • Son of T.L. Mitchell (Thomas Lafayette Mitchell & Sallie F. Crook)
 
Thomas L. (Lafayette) Mitchell  (Elder)
  • Born: January 10, 1849
  • Son of Joseph Gould & Susan Parker Mitchell
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • Byron Mitchell (son of Thomas L. Mitchell) was baptized as an infant on July 29, 1873 by Rev. J.E. Hickman
  • Died: April 23, 1908 & buried at Old Union
 
William Linn (Lynn) Mitchell
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by experience
  • Probably William Lynn Mitchell
  • Born: June 10, 1806 in White Co, TN or in NC
  • Son of Spencer Sterling Mitchell & Rachel Roberts
  • First married: About 1830 to Sarah Elizabeth Moore (About 1804-1851), daughter of James & Agnes Moore; their children:
    • Elvira Mitchell (?-1908) who married David Love
    • Sally (Sarah) Mitchell (?-?) who married Fayette Raper
    • Stacy Mitchell (1833-1916) who married John Alexander Brodgen
    • Minerva Mitchell (1835-1905) who married James Christopher Steakley & Wily B. Brogden
    • Spencer Dillard Mitchell (1837-1903) who married Mariah White Lowery
    • Lena Tiney Mitchell (1839-?) who married Allen F. Foster
    • Agness Mitchell (1841-1908) who married Major Passons
    • Mary Jane (Mandy) Mitchell (1843-1910) who married Fletcher Keathly
  • Second married: April 27, 1852 to Elizabeth Warren (About 1809 - About 1871), whose parents are unknown to us; no known children
    Note:  The 1860 White County census has a William L. Mitchell who was 54 years old (born in TN) and married to Elizabeth (age 49).
  • Third married: June 26, 1876 in White Co, TN to Sarah Ann Cornelius (About 1810-?); her parents are unknown to us; no known children
  • Died: 1878-1881 in White Co, TN
 
William T. Mitchell
  • Joined: August 8, 1858

Note:  1860 White County census has a William T. Mitchell who was age 26 (born in TN) and was married to Sarah J. (age 22).  Same as this William T. Mitchell?

(Much of the above Mitchell data submitted by Sandra Field: ShemyaSandy@aol.com)

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Nancy Mooneyham
 
 
William Mooneyham
 

From: Justine Miller (JMiller585@aol.com)
I have a William G. Mooneyham, b. June 1845 in TN.  He was the son of John Hezekiah Mooneyham and Mary Elizabeth Grissom.  He married Nancy Jane Scott, b. 18 June 1846 in Warren County, TN.  He moved to Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX and died there or in Tarrant County, TX on 11 Mar 1929.  Nancy Jane Scott, d. May 1925, but I don't know where.

Note:  We have no evidence to indicate that this couple was the same couple as the one mentioned in the Old Union church register.  Please contact us if you have evidence to support or contradict this possibility.


From: Carol D. Monroe (amacarolm@cox.net)

Today (10-4-05), as I was searching for Mooneyham families in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area, I found a Wm G and M Scott Mooneyham.  They are a very close to your information for the Old Union Church.

P.A. Watson Cemetery, Arlington, Texas. Highway 360 at Ave H.
Mooneyham, M. Scott 1846-1924
Mooneyham, Wm. G. 1842-1929
Mooneyham, J. S 18 Jun 1868-15 May 1940.
Mooneyham, J. S. 1877-1918

Markers 1-3 are Owen Brumley Funeral Home markers set in cement. # 3 is a foot stone.

My family is the Joseph William Mooneyham of the Peters Colony, Dallas, Texas. Joseph William had a brother, James J. also of the Peters Colony. They were sons of James Mooneyham of Cocke Co. TN.
I believe these families are of common ancestry.
Carol D. Monroe

Source: Footprints. Volume 2, May 2003, p 76.
(a publication of the Fort Worth, TX Genealogical Society)


Willis Willam who was my grandfather and Willie Lee Mooneyham who was my uncle and both kin to WG Mooneyham, are buried out in Watson Cemetery. Both plots are unmarked.
From:  Stan Mooneyham - Svm111962@gmail.com


Response from Justine Miller regarding the Carol D. Monroe message above:

Wayne, Thank you for sending me this information. I have photos of the Mooneyhams mentioned in the Watson Cemetery in Arlington, TX. I am a descendant. I live about 40 miles NW of Arlington. I will contact this person and I think she is right that there is a common ancestry, but it is way back there.
Justine Miller (JMiller585@aol.com)

 


Moore
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Minnie Moore
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
 


Moss
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Edna [Haston] Moss
  • Maiden name: Edna Haston
  • Born: September 25, 1899
  • Daughter of Charles Beason & Myrtle Wallace Haston
  • First wife of Byron Moss, son of William Luther & Nancy Moss
  • Mother of Byrd Arnold Moss & James Lloyd Moss
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Died: July 26, 1976 & buried at Old Union
Nannie (Nancy Jane) [Whitley] Moss
  • Born: August 7, 1872
  • Daughter of John Reynolds & Sarah Carter Cummings Whitley
  • Married William Luther Moss
  • Joined: April 21, 1889
  • Maiden name: Nannie Whitley
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: April 10, 1957 & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
W.L. (William Luther) Moss
  • Born: May 12, 1860
  • Son of Rufus Jefferson & Margaret Angeline Lewis Moss
    • Margaret was daughter of Thomas & Martha Jane Crawley Lewis
    • Rufus died in army camp in MO in 1862 with measles
  • Married Nancy Jane (Nanie) Whitley on January 1, 1891
  • Bought (in 1881) the house that John White (pioneer settler of White County) built and lived in; Luther Moss lived there until his death
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: December 27, 1944 in White County, TN & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
 


Neuman
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Diane Neuman
 
 


Nowls (Knowles?)
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Waman Nowls

Note:  There was a Waman Knowles, born 1860 in White County, TN, who was the son of Peter Knowles and Anna Swindell Knowles.  His siblings were Elizabeth (born November 23, 1853 and died before 1910), Christopher "Kit" Knowles (born January 15, 1856 and died before 1894), and Diana Jane Knowles (born February 3, 1858 and died September 7, 1931).  I do not know when this Waman died and if and to whom he married.  These were descendants of John W. Knowles, born 1749 in Ireland.  (from Jane Hembree Crowley)  [We do not know if this was the "Waman Nowls" who was a member of the Union Church]
 

 


Parker
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Lottie Parker
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience (church minutes say she joined September 1, 1883)
 
Lou Parker
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
 
Mary Parker
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • "Left without cause"
 
Maggie Parker
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
 
S.M. (Spencer Mitchell) Parker
  • Joined: November 17, 1873 by recommendation
  • Born: 1835 in White County, TN
  • Son of Andrew Kincannon Parker & Stacy Ann Mitchell
  • First married: Sarah E. Brogden on January 15, 1861; their children:
    • Martha V. Parker (1862-?)
    • Spencer Clinton Parker (1863-?)
    • Martha E. Parker (1864-?)
  • Second married: Sarah Amanda Gracey Warren (1831-1924) on January (or November) 2, 1865; their children:
    • William A. Parker (1867-?)
    • Rachel Josephine Parker (1869-1964) who married John Morrow
    • Flora Parker (1871-?) who married J.R. Jameson
  • After the death of Bluford Warren, Sarah A. Gracey Warren (Bluford's wife) married S.M. Parker.  They had at least three children.  Sarah Ann Gracey Warren Parker died in or near Fort Worth, TX on July 23, 1924 where she is buried.  See the Sallie Elizabeth Warren entry below.
  • Died: 1897 and buried in Fort Worth (Tarrant County), TX
 
Sarah Parker
  • Joined: November 17, 1873 by recommendation
  • Probably the Sarah Amanda Gracey Warren (1831-1924) who married Spencer Mitchell Parker on January or November 2, 1864; and if so:
  • Died: 1924 in Tarrant Co, TX  (see S.M. Parker entry, above)
 


Passons
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See "Major Passons Family" section of Volume IV (1984) Van Buren County (TN) Historical Journal for extensive information on this Passons family.
Agnes (Agness) [Mitchell] Passons 
  • Joined: August 8, 1858
  • Wife of Major Passons
  • Was granted a letter of dismissal on November 18, 1888 (along with William, James, & Sallie Passons)
  • Joined: December 15, 1889 by letter (along with James Passons) [her son]
  • Dismissed: May 23, 1906 by letter
  • On the "Active" list as of March 11, 1907
 
Arles (T.A. or Thomas Arless) Passons
  • Born: June 16, 1897
  • Son of William Bluford & Jennie Frances Austin Passons
  • Joined: August 26, 1911 by experience
  • Born: June 16, 1897
  • Son of William Bluford and Jennie Frances Austin Passons
  • Married Zeta Hudgens on April 15, 1923
  • Died: April 24, 1988 & buried at Old Union
 
Burthena Passons
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
 
Celia (Rebecca) [Passons] Lewis
  • Born: May 2, 1891
  • Daughter of James Monroe & Sophronia Mays Passons
  • Married to Byrd Hayden Lewis on February 11, 1909
  • Died: February 6, 1970 & buried at Old Union
 
Charlie (Charles A.) Passons
  • Born: November 5, 1900
  • Son of William Bluford & Jennie Austin Passons
  • Never married
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Died: August 13, 1925 & buried at Old Union
 
David Richard Passons
  • Born: October 24, 1935
  • Joined: April 26, 1942 by experience
  • Received adult baptism on July 17, 1943 by W.E. Miller
  • Married Jo Ann Troubaugh
  • Son of J.M. (Jr.) & Varina Passons
 
Delmer (Mattie Delma ) Passons [Hatfield / Little]
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Daughter of James Monroe (Sr.) & Ida Ora Passons
  • Born: April 25, 1906
  • 1st husband: Thomas Hatfield (married on June 3, 1923)
  • 2nd husband: Donald Little (married on November 20, 1948)
Emma Passons
  • Joined: July 11, 1909 by experience
  • Born: October 8, 1893 in White County, TN
  • Daughter of James Monroe & Sophronia Mays Passons (his 1st wife)
  • Married Malachi (Mal) Cummings Wallace (born: June 2, 1896 in White Co, TN & died: February 18, 1953) on July 11, 1917
  • Died: April 4, 1985
Ernest Passons
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Probably Ernest (Dillard or Dalton) Passons
  • Born: August 14, 1881
  • Son of Major & Agnes Mitchell Passons (Agnes was the daughter of William Lynn and Sarah Moore Mitchell)
  • Never married
  • Died: December 26, 1951 & buried at Old Union
 
Ida (Ora) [Haston / McBride] Passons
  • Maiden Name: Ida Haston
  • Born: September 2, 1874
  • Daughter of Charles T. & E.S. Haston
  • 1st: Married George Franklin McBride, Sr.
  • 2nd: Married James Monroe Passons, Sr.
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Died: January 1966 & buried at Old Union
J.M. (James Monroe) Passons (Sr.) 
  • Joined: August 12, 1909 by experience (along with W.J.T., William, & Jennie Passons)
  • Son of William J.T. & Celia Grissom Passons
  • Born: August 26, 1851
  • 1st wife: (married 1885) Sophronia Mays (daughter of Benjamin & Rebecca Anderson Mays) who was born: January 29, 1856 at River Hill in White Co, TN and died: May 3, 1898 and is buried at Old Union; born to her (in White County) were:
    • Edward J. Passons
    • Joseph C. Passons
    • Thomas L. Passons
    • Celia Rebecca Passons
    • Emma Passons
    • William Brown Passons
  • 2nd wife: (married December 1898) Ida Ora Haston McBride (widow of George McBride, Sr.), married on December 18, 1898 by Rev. I.C. Tallent
    • Dova Clata Passons
    • Mattie Delma Passons
    • James Monroe (J.M.) Passons, Jr.
  • Died: October 15, 1927 & buried at Old Union
J.M. Passons (Jr.)  (Elder)
  • Born: May 5, 1914
  • Son of James Monroe Passons, Sr. and Ida Ora Haston McBride Passons
  • Half brother to George F. McBride, Jr.
  • Married to Varina Rawlston on March 5, 1932
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on February 16, 1941
  • Elected Sunday School Superintendent on March 16, 1941
  • Elected as church trustee for church property on August 12, 1941
  • Died: March 1, 2003
James Passons
  • A "James Passons" (along with Morgan Passons) was received into the membership on August 4, 1885 and was baptized
  • Was granted a letter of dismissal on November 18, 1888 (along with Agnes, William, & Sallie Passons)
     
  • Joined: December 15, 1889 by letter and returned by letter on same day (?)
    Agnes Passons joined by letter with him on December 15, 1889.
  • Joined: February 27, 1898 and dismissed by letter on same day (?)
     
  • Probably James L. Passons
  • Born: January 23, 1870
  • Son of Major & Agness Mitchell Passons
  • Husband of Lula Passons
  • Died: November 28, 1950
 
J.T. Passons
  • A Letter of Dismission was granted to "J.T. Passons" directed to be sent to Lancaster, Dallas Texas (as per church minutes); which "Passons" was this?
 
James Thomas Passons
  • Born: December 11, 1932
  • Joined: April 26, 1942 by experience
  • Received adult baptism on July 17, 1943 by W.E. Miller
  • Son of J.M. (Jr.) & Varina Passons
  • Died: July 2002 (buried at Old Union)
 
Janice Passons
  • Adopted daughter of Lester & Mary Passons
  • Married first, David Wallace
  • Married second, Bill Thompson
 
Jennie (Frances) [Austin] Passons
  • Joined: August 12, 1909 by experience (along with W.J.T., William, & J.M. Passons)
  • Born: 1870
  • Daughter of Thomas & Mary E. Miller Austin
  • Wife of William Bluford Passons
  • Died: 1959
 
Lester Monroe Passons  (Elder)
  • Joined: August 26, 1911 by experience
  • Born: November 20, 1895
  • Son of William Bluford and Jennie Frances Austin Passons
  • Married Mary Jane Dycus on July 4, 1920 (daughter of I.B. & Flora Anderson Dycus)
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Had been a member at the Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Warren County, TN
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on March 29, 1953
  • Transferred membership by letter to Bates Hill Church
  • Died: September 4, 1955 & buried at Old Union
 
Mary (Mrs. Lester) [Dycus] Passons
  • Born: September 25, 1896
  • Maiden name: Mary Jane Dycus (daughter of I.B. & Flora Anderson Dycus)
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Had been member at Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Warren County, TN
  • Transferred membership by letter to Bates Hill Church
  • Buried at Old Union
 
Morgan Passons
  • A "Morgan Passons" (along with James Passons) was received into the membership on August 4, 1885 and was baptized
     
  • Joined: December 15, 1889 and returned on same day (?)
  • Brother of James L. Passons (see above)
 
Sallie Passons
  • Joined: September 18, 1888 (church minutes say "Sallie Passons" joined on September 1, 1883)
  • Was granted a letter of dismissal on November 18, 1888 (along with Agnes, William, & James Passons)
  • Dismissed: September 1888 by letter
 
(Mrs.) T.A. (Arles) Passons [Zeta Hudgens]
  • Born: December 17, 1901
  • Daughter of Jesse and Cleo Myers Hudgens
  • Died: July 9, 1989 & buried at Old Union
 
Varina [Rawlston or Ralston] Passons
  • Born: March 10, 1914
  • Daughter of Varina Brogden and ___ Ralston
  • Married to J.M. Passons, Jr. on March 5, 1932
  • Maiden name: Varina Rawlston
  • Mother of James Thomas & David Richard Passons (as well as, George Robert & William Donald Passons)
  • Elected as Intermediate Sunday School class teacher on March 16, 1941
  • Died: July 28, 1998 & buried at Old Union
 
W.J.T. (William John Thomas) Passons
  • Born: June 18, 1822 in White County, TN
  • Son of Major & Anna Anderson Passons (also, there was a Major Passons who was the son of W.J.T. Passons)
  • Age 37 on the 1860 White County, TN census and born in TN
  • Served in 16th TN Infantry (C.S.A.) and received C.S.A. pension #12938
  • Joined: August 12, 1909 by experience  (along with J.M., William, & Jennie Passons)
  • Father of James Monroe Passons, Sr.
  • Husband of Cecelia (Celia) Grissom Passons (married January 24 or 27, 1842 in Van Buren County, TN)
  • His wife, Celia Grissom was born November 6, 1823 and died January 8, 1873; she was daughter of William & Evey Rhodes Grissom
  • Died: January 1913 in White County, TN
  • Buried at Old Union (also, his wife was buried at Old Union)
William Passons 
  • Church minutes indicate that a "William Passons" was admitted to membership on September 20, 1883, having given satisfactory evidence of his conversion to God (he was baptized at that time)
  • "William Passons" was granted a letter of dismissal on November 18, 1888 (along with Agnes, James, & Sallie Passons)
  • Joined: August 12, 1909 by experience (along with W.J.T., J.M., & Jennie Passons)
     
  • Probably "William Dalton Passons," son of W.J.T. Passons, and if so...
  • William Dalton Passons married Martha J. Wallace Swafford
  • Grandfather of Dalton Davis
  • Brother of James Monroe Passons, Sr.
  • He was born November 28, 1842 and died April 25, 1913
William (W.B.) Passons 
  • Joined: September 18, 1888
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
     
  • Possibly "William Brown Passons," and if so...
  • Born: May 7, 1895
  • Son of James Monroe (Sr.) and Sophronia Mays Passons
  • Married Lenora Johnson (her mother was a Parker)
  • Died: October 2, 1968
     
  • Possibly "William Bluford Passons," and if so...
  • Born March 1, 1868
  • Married Jennie Frances Austin, daughter of Thomas A. Mary Miller Austin (on September 23, 1894)
  • Died: November 5, 1938 & buried at Old Union
 


Phiffer
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Hugh Phiffer (Phifer)
  • Son of Susan Clenny Phifer (1854-1931)
  • Married Nola Tolbert; they were parents of Mildred & Clenny
  • Elected Adult Sunday School teacher on March 16, 1941
  • He & his brother ran a Gulf Service Station in Sparta
  • Katherine Miller Williams stated:  "I remember Mr. Phifer having a pick-up truck and bringing children to Sunday School at Old Union with him on Sunday.  He also led the singing.  His wife's name was Nollie.
 


Poor
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(Mrs.) Melvina [Butt] Poor
  • Daughter of David & Melvina Butts
  • Married Rube Poor
  • Maiden name: Melvina Butt(s)
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that she "Died"
 


Pryor
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Bennie Ruth Pryor
  • Joined: July 16, 1943 by experience
  • Received adult baptism on July 17, 1943 by W.E. Miller
  • Daughter of Ben and Maude Fletcher (Phiffer?) Pryor
 
Ben Pryor  (Elder)
  • Joined: February 28, 1943 by profession
  • Married Maude Fletcher (Phiffer?) on September 8, 1928 in White County, TN
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on September 13, 1944
  • Lived on J.M. Passons farm
 
Maud (Maude) [Fletcher / Phiffer?] Pryor
  • Joined: July 16, 1943 by experience
  • Received adult baptism on July 17, 1943 by W.E. Miller
  • Wife of Ben Pryor, married September 8,1928 in White County, TN

Note:  One source indicates that her maiden name was Fletcher and another indicates that she was the daughter of Susan Clenny Phifer/Phiffer.

 
Thelma Jean Pryor
  • Joined: July 16, 1943 by experience
  • Received adult baptism on July 17, 1943 by W.E. Miller
  • Daughter of Ben and Maude Fletcher (Phiffer?) Pryor
 


Rigsby
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Sampson Rigsby
 
 


Robertson
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Martha Robertson
 
 


Scoggin (Scoggins)
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Ann Scoggin
 
 
Elizabeth [Sevier] Scoggin
  • Probably the wife of Jesse Scoggin
  • Married Jesse Scoggin on November 18, 1805 in Carter Co, TN
  • Born: November 12, 1790 in Carter Co, TN
  • Died: June 29, 1862 (James Tate Williams biography says she died in 1859, if this is the wife of Jesse Scoggin)
  • Had no children
 
Hannah Scoggin
  • Sister of Jesse Scoggin
  • Born: 1788 in PA to John & Sarah (Sallie) Walker Scoggin
  • Married James T. (Trager?) Williams (Sr.)
  • Mother of Jesse Scoggins Williams (named for her brother) and grandmother of Rev. James T. Williams
  • Died: 1859 (or 1850) (buried in a now unmarked grave in the Williams burial plot at White Seminary)
 
Jesse Scoggin  (Elder)
  • Probably born about 1781 in Virginia
  • Eldest son of John Scoggin, Sr.; brother of John Scoggin, Jr. and of Hannah Scoggins Williams (wife of James Trager Williams, Sr.)
  • Married Elizabeth Sevier on November 18, 1805 in Carter Co, TN; she was born November 12, 1790 in Carter Co, TN and died in 1859
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder in 1811 and ceased to act in that role in 1864 (year of his death)
  • Had no children, which is likely the reason he left his estate to his nephew, Jesse Scoggin Williams, son of Hannah and James Trager Williams, Sr.
  • Brandy distiller and owned a farm and grist mill on the north side of the Caney Fork River in Hickory Valley
  • Commissioned a Captain in the TN Militia on April 28, 1816 in Knoxville, TN
  • Will dated November 16, 1838 and probated in August of 1865 in Sparta
  • Died: September 27, 1864 (or as per church register: April 27, 1864)
 
Jonathan (register says "Jhonathan") Scoggin
  • Died: 1861
 
Nancy Scoggin
  • Died: 1860
 


Seals
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Charlie (Charley) (Charles Irving) Seals
  • January 14, 1877
  • Son of Merle Pinkney and Eliza Earls Seals
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Husband of Ollie Seals (Ollie Jane Gist)
  • Died: November 18, 1957 & buried at Old Union
 
Chosce (?) (probably "Charley") Seals
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • "Old members come back to church" note (1909 or later)
 
Dorothy Lee Seals
  • Born about 1929 or 1930
  • Joined: August 15, 1942 by profession and was baptized
  • Daughter of Estell Lee & Mary Davis Seals (Estell & Mary also had a son named Charles)
  • Estell was the son of Charley & Ollie Jane Gist Seals
  • Estell is buried at Old Union Cemetery, his wife Mary is buried at Frasier's Chapel Cemetery in southern White County, TN
 
Eliza (Elisa) Seals
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
  • Wife of M.P. Seals
  • "Old members come back to church" note (1909 or later)
  • A post-1909 entry says "Dead"
 
Emaranda Seals
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
 
M.P. Seals
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
  • Husband of Eliza Seals
  • "Old members come back to church" note (1909 or later)

Note:  The 1860 White County census indicates that he was 21 years old at that time and born in TN.  His wife was Eliza (age 24 and born in NC).

 
Mary [Davis] Seals
  • Wife of Estle Lee Seals
  • Sister of Vergil Davis (maternal grandfather of Wayne Haston)
 
Monroe Seals
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
  • Author of History of White County
  • Became a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and later a Presbyterian Church USA minister
Ollie (Jane) [Gist] Seals
  • Born: August 26, 1874
  • Joined: August 31, 1910 by letter (church minutes say July 31 and also a similar record for August 31)
  • Wife of Charley Seals
  • Mrs. Seals had her infant child baptized when she joined the church (child of Charley Seals)
  • A post-1909 entry says "Dead"
  • Died: April 4, 1954 & buried at Old Union
 
Sallie Seals
  • On the post-1941 church roll
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that she "Died"
 


Shockley
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Dica J. Shockley
  • Question:  How is this woman related to the Dicie M. (Haston) Cummings Shockley whose life story is described on this site.
 
Jane Shockley

From:  Jim Gates (microjgates@msn.com)
Could this be the Jane Shockley who married James W. Haston?  She was born 5/29/1823 and died 1/27/1896 and is buried at Long Cemetery in Van Buren County, TN.  She was the daughter of William Shockley and Dorcus Hoodenpyle.  James Haston was born 8/24/1821 and died about 1858 and is buried at Big Fork Cemetery.
Note:  We have no evidence to indicate whether or not this Old Union "Jane Shockley" was the wife of James W. Haston.  Please contact us if you have evidence to support or contradict this possibility.
 

 
Lewis Shockley
  • Joined: May 21, 1865 by experience
  • Probably the Lewis Shockley who was...
  • Born: June 30, 1834 in White (now Van Buren) County, TN
  • Son of William & Mary "Polly" Moore Shockley
  • Grandson of Isaiah & Ruth Young Shockley
  • Married Rachel Stipe (daughter of Thomas & Nancy Woods Stipe; granddaughter of Jacob Stipe) on August 13, 1853 in Van Buren County, TN (she was born in October 25, 1836 & died February 2, 1932)
  • Lewis enlisted 6 Sep 1861, Camp Smartt (TN) and served in TN Mountain Rifle Regiment, Company E; wounded at Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862
  • In 1900s he donated land for Shockley Church of Christ in Piney community of Van Buren County, TN
  • Died: October 6, 1919 in Van Buren County, TN (buried at the Long Cemetery in Van Buren County, TN)
 
Margurette E. Shockley

From:  Jim Gates (microjgates@msn.com)
Could this be Margaret Shockley who married William Sparkman?  Margaret was the daughter of William Shockley, "the jailer," and his wife, Mary Crawley.  Margaret was the sister to Thomas Jefferson Shockley, who married Margaret Mitchell and both are buried at Old Union.
Note:  We have no evidence to indicate that this Old Union "Margaret Shockley" was the wife of William Sparkman.  If you have evidence to support or contradict that possibility, please contact us.
 

 
Rilda Shockley
 
 


Smith
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Cynthia Smith
  • Joined: June 1, 1860 by experience
  • Probably wife or sister or mother of W.G. or H.P. Smith who also joined on this day (see their entries below)
 
H.H. Smith  (Elder)
  • Possibly Henry Howard Smith, and if so:
  • Born: July 27, 1872
  • Son of Rev. William "Billie" Payne Smith & Mary Jane Mitchell
  • H. Howard Smith, son of Wm. P. Smith, was baptized as an infant on June 29, 1873 by Rev. Jesse Hickman
  • First mentioned as an Elder in church minutes on July 9, 1900 (no indicated date of his election to that office)
 
H.P. Smith  (Elder)   (clearly reads "H.P. Smith")
  • Joined: June 1, 1860 by letter
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on December 20, 1864
  • Probably the husband of Cynthia Smith who also joined on this same day; W.G. Smith also joined on this same day

Note:  The H.P. Smith who joined in 1860 could not have been the Henry Howard Smith (see above), because he was not born until 1872.

 
Harry Smith
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Dismissed: March 19, 1899 by letter (Thus, not same as H.H. Smith, since H.H. Smith was an Elder on July 9, 1900.)
  • Possibly the H. Howard Smith, son of William P. Smith, who was baptized as an infant on June 29, 1873 (see H.H. Smith entry above).
 
(Mrs.) Jane Smith [Mary Jane Mitchell]
  • Born: April 15, 1843
  • Daughter of Joseph Gould & Susan Parker Mitchell
  • Wife of Rev. William Payne Smith
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: February 8, 1910 & buried at Old Union
 
Sallie M. Smith
  • Joined: June 10, 1865 by letter
  • Probably this Sallie Meriwether Smith:
  • Daughter of William Payne Smith & Eliza Jane Wiley
  • Married: December 5, 1867 to William Simon Doyle (born: September 2, 1840 in White Co, TN)
 
W.G. Smith
  • Joined: June 1, 1860 by letter
  • Probably related to the Cynthia Smith & H.P. Smith who also joined on this same day
 
(Rev.) William Payne Smith (Jr.)
  • Born: March 14 or 16, 1847 in White Co, TN
  • Son of William Payne Smith & Eliza Jane Wiley*
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by experience
  • Married: January 1, 1871 to Mary Jane Mitchell by Rev. James K. Lansden (see church register); she was daughter of Joseph Gould Mitchell & Susannah Parker; parents of:
    • Henry Howard Smith (1872-?)
    • Harvey Mitchell Smith (1879-?)
  • Became a Cumberland Presbyterian minister (Rev. William "Billie" Payne Smith)
  • Died: August 18 or 31, 1897 in White Co, TN & buried at Old Union

*William Payne Smith, Sr. was born on June 6, 1798 in Grassy Valley of Knox Co, TN and died May 2, 1847 in Roane Co, TN.  He was son of Meriwether Smith & Sarah "Sally" Payne and married Eliza Jane Wiley on October 14, 1841.  They were also parents of Mary Josephine Smith (1843-1867) who married J.H. Vannerson and Sallie Meriwether Smith (1845-?) who married William Simon Doyle.

 


Sparkman
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Corrie Sparkman
  • Indicated to be a non resident (approximately 1909 or later)
 
Monroe Sparkman
  • Born: August 20, 1857
  • Married: May 15, 1890 to Martha Ellen Gamble (1855-About 1944), daughter of Milton Gamble & Mary Mitchell; they had no children
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
  • Died: August 10 or 12, 1909 in White Co, TN & buried at Old Union
 


Steakley
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Minerva Steakley
  • Joined: January 1, 1865 by letter
  • Probably Minerva Mitchell Steakley, and if so:
  • Born: October 15, 1835 in White Co, TN
  • Daughter of William Lynn Mitchell & Sarah Elizabeth Moore
  • First married: January 10, 1854 to James Christopher Steakley (1828-?); their children: John Steakley, William Steakley, & Mary Manerva Steakley (1857-1910) who married John Godwin
  • Second married: April 15, 1869 to Wily B. Brogden (1832-1887); their children: En Brodgen & Rollie Brogden
  • Died: October 2, 1905 in Lancaster, TX
 


Sutherland (Southerland)
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Martha (Jane) Sutherland [Brogden]
  • Born: 1856
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • First wife of H.D. Brogden
  • Mother of Lee Brogden
  • Died: 1877
 


Tallent
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G.W. Tallent
  • Isaac Tallent (see below) had a brother George W. Tallent, who was born in 1858
  • The 1880 White County, TN census mentions a George Talent (age 22) who was a laborer/servant in the home of James H. Doyle in District # 3
  • This may have been the G.W. Tallent of Old Union Church
    (as per Katherine Miller Williams)
 
Ida (Lou) Tallent
  • Born: August 1884 in TN
  • Daughter of Isaac C. & Annie Lee Sparks Tallent
  • Granddaughter of Samuel T. & Nancy A. Black Tallent
  • Baptized as an infant on August 4, 1885 by Rev. J.E. Hickman
  • Joined: September 13, 1900 by experience 
    (March 11, 1907 "Active" list says she joined on September 9, 1900)
  • Active as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: June 24, 1923 in Dickson Co, TN and buried in Union Cemetery of Dickson Co, TN
 
Isaac C. (Clarence) Tallent  (Deacon & Elder)
  • Born:  1860 in White County, TN
  • Son of Samuel T. & Nancy A. Black Tallent and grandson of Isaac & Mary "Polly" Margaret Tallent Black and James Lucas & Martha ? Tallent
  • Isaac's parents lived on a White Co, TN farm owned by a Chism/Chisum family & some of the Tallent family is supposed to be buried there
  • Husband of Annie Lee Sparks (born: March 8, 1866 in TN; died: July 19, 1923 in Dickson Co, TN and buried in Union Cemetery of Dickson Co, TN)
  • Isaac & Annie were parents of Effie, Ida Lou, Edna, Charles C., Samuel T. & Herbert Smith Tallent
  • In the 1880 White Co, TN census Isaac (age 20) was a farm laborer/boarder in the home of Thomas L. Mitchell in District # 2
  • Church register indicates that was a Deacon
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on August 4, 1885
  • Active as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: February 14, 1933 in Dickson Co, TN and buried in Union Cemetery in Dickson Co, TN
  • Isaac's wife does not appear in the Old Union records
    Notes:  The only thing about Isaac's wife that any of the family seemed to know  was that she was living with their son, Herbert Smith Tallent, in Dickson Co, TN when she died...Herbert wrote for the local Dickson County Newspaper and was also one of the founders of the Dickson V.F.W.  
     
    The family of Isaac's brother, Thomas, that married Mary Catherine Passons was able to give us lots of information.  Some of this family still live in White County and Warren County, TN.  (as of 2003)
    Information about the Tallent family from Katherine Miller Williams  (k.williams33@earthlink.net)
 
Isaac S. Tallent  (Elder)
  • Probably the Isaac C. Tallent of above.
 
William Tallent
  • William could be Isaac's brother William Nelson Tallent
  • Born: October 28, 1854 in Knox Co, TN
  • Died: September 8, 1940 in White Co, TN and buried at Plainview Cemetery in White Co, TN
  • Their parents, Samuel T. and Nancy A. Black Tallent, were married on December 4,1854 in Knox Co, TN and came to White Co, TN in about 1858

As per Katherine Miller Williams (k.williams33@earthlink.net)

 


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J.C. (Jerry Creed) Taylor
  • Born: August 20, 1877
  • Son of Hosea & Martelia Jane Webb Taylor
  • Married Emma Haston (daughter of Charles Thomas & Elliot S. Morgan Haston)
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Died: March 18, 1977 & buried at Old Union
Emma Permelia [Haston] Taylor
  • Born: September 30, 1882
  • Maiden Name: Emma Haston
  • Daughter of Charles Thomas & Elliot S. Morgan Haston
  • Married Jerry Creed Taylor
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Died: March 18, 1976 & buried at Old Union


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Ila Marie Terry
  • Daughter of Harvey (Harv) Roll & Gracey Ann Weaver Terry (who were married on October 31, 1920)
  • Joined: August 12, 1941 by experience and was baptized (as "adult baptism") by W.E. Miller
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that she "Died"
  • As per Katherine Miller Williams (June 2003):  Illa Marie Terry was Harve Terry's daughter.  She and I joined Old Union at the same time.  Illa Marie, her sister (Cora Effie) and I were good friends.  They were sisters of Paul Howard Terry who is buried at Old Union.

Note:  Illa's mother, Mrs. Harve Terry, was elected as Junior Class Sunday School teacher on March 16, 1941.  There does not appear to be a record of her membership.

 


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J.H. (John Henry) Vannerson
  • Born: August 28, 1837 in Bedford Co, TN
  • Son of Francis Vannerson & Elizabeth W. Elam
  • Joined: June 10, 1865 by letter
  • Married: December 24, 1861 to Mary Josephine Smith (1843-1867) in McMinnville of Warren Co, TN; she was daughter of William Payne Smith, Sr. & Eliza Jane Wiley; their children:
    • Lida Bell Vannerson (1862-?), who married John William Cheny (1859-?)
    • William Henry Vannerson (1866-?)
  • One source indicates that he died on August 16, 1905 in Calvert City of Marshall Co, KY; another source indicates that he was buried at Old Union  (are both sources accurate?)
 
Mary J. (Josephine) [Smith] Vannerson
  • Born: January 21, 1843
  • Daughter of William Payne Smith & Eliza Jane Wiley
  • Joined: June 10, 1865 by letter
  • Wife of J.H. Vannerson (see above)
  • Died: April 29, 1867 & buried at Old Union
 


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This Wallace family descended from Elias & Mary Wallace who migrated about 1795 to White Co, TN from Yanceyville in Creswell Co, NC.  Elias died in White County in 1821 and Mary, whose maiden name is unknown to us, died in White County in 1837.

See Part II, Elias Wallace and His Descendents, in James Tate Williams: His Family and Recollections by Joseph Vincent Williams (1938)
 

Burby (Birble / Berbie) Wallace  (Elder, as per September 9, 1900 minutes?)
  • Born: January 20, 1878
  • Son of John Calvin & Sarah Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Husband of Dora Mays
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: May 12, 1952 & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
 
Csytha (same as Saritha) Wallace
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
 
Dova Wallace
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907

Note:  Dora Mays married Birble Wallace, but she was born December 23, 1897 (and died February 24, 1920).  This Dova Wallace joined Old Union before Dora Mays Wallace was born, so "Dova" and "Dora" must have been two different people.

 
Hallie (Hollie?) Wallace
  • Joined: September 21, 1890 by experience
 
Ida Wallace
 
 
J.C. (John Calvin "Callie") Wallace 
  • Born: August 28, 1844
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Son of William Wallace (1808-1876) & Mahala Felton Wallace; grandson of Stephen & Susan York Wallace and great grandson of Elias & Mary Wallis / Wallace
  • Served in Dibrell's 8th TN Cavalry (C.S.A.) and received C.S.A. pension #14735
  • Elected as an Elder (as per church minutes for September 16, 1888), but according to his Civil War questionnaire he never served in a church office.
  • Married Sarah (Sallie) Burden Anderson, daughter of James & Emily Klenny Anderson, in 1868.
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: December 26, 1923 & buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery

For Wallace family information, see pages 29-42 of  James Tate Williams: His Family and Recollections by Joseph Vincent Williams (1938)

 
J.M. Wallace
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
 
Mrs. J.M. (Jane) Wallace
  • Joined: October 29, 1893 by experience (October 27 as per church minutes)
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
 
Laura Wallace
  • Joined: November 16, 1873 by recommendation
 
Lemon (S.) Wallace
  • Born: May 26, 1870
  • Son of John Calvin & Sallie Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Married Martha Ann Lewis
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: February 4, 1928 and buried at the Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery
 
Lillie Wallace
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
Lillie (J.) Wallace  
  • Born: February 14, 1890
  • Daughter of Stephen Monroe & Florence Goff Wallace
  • Married James Claude Hurd
  • Joined: July 11, 1909 by experience (along with W.H. Wallace)
  • Died: October 21, 1968 & buried at Old Union
 
Maud Wallace
  • Daughter of John Calvin & Sarah Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Married Tucker Haston
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church member, as of June 13, 1909, after the CPC-PCUSA split
 
Mennie Wallace
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
 
(Mrs.) (Anna) Maud [McBride] Wallace
  • Born: October 13, 1887
  • Daughter of George (Sr.) & Anna Jane Haston McBride
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Wife of Walter Wallace
  • Died: March 29, 1982 & buried at Old Union
 
May Wallace
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
 
Merty (Myrtle Emma) Wallace [Haston]
  • Born: June 23, 1880
  • Daughter of John Calvin & Sarah (Sallie) Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Married Charles Beason Haston on October 20, 1897
  • Grandmother of Wayne Haston
  • Active as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: December 6, 1953 & buried at Old Union
Nanie Wallace
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Married Lee Brogden on October 4, 1895
 
Ollie Wallace
  • Born: 1888
  • Daughter of John Calvin & Sarah (Sallie) Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Wife of Will McConnell
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
 
(Mrs.) Pattie Wallace
  • Joined: September 27, 1890
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
 
Rocie (Rocia) Wallace
  • Born: 1885
  • Daughter of John Calvin & Sarah (Sallie) Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Married ____ Seibers (Seivers)
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
 
S.M. Wallace  (Elder)
  • Joined: November 16, 1873 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Elected Elder on August 12, 1909
 
(Sarah) Sallie (Burden) [Anderson] Wallace
  • Born: May 22, 1850
  • Daughter of James and Emily Clenny Anderson
  • Joined: May 27, 1865 by experience
  • Maiden Name: Sallie B. Anderson
  • Wife of John Calvin Wallace
  • Mother of Merty (Myrtle Emma) Wallace Haston
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: January 18, 1929 & buried at Hickory Valley Church ("New Church") cemetery
 
Saritha (Asaline) [Lewis] Wallace
  • Born: April 20, 1897
  • Daughter of Byrd Anderson Lewis (born: November 23, 1846 & died: April 2, 1937) and Sarah Carter Cummings (born: August 21, 1848 & died: March 5, 1936)
  • Joined: January 23, 1898 by experience
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Married Robert Stephen Wallace (on December 24, 1894 in White Co, TN), son of John Calvin and Sally Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Died: May 3, 1963 & buried at Hickory Valley Church ("New Church") cemetery
 
(Robert) Stephen Wallace
  • Born: February 2, 1873 in Hickory Valley of White Co, TN
  • Son of John Calvin and Sarah (Sallie) Burden Anderson Wallace
  • Joined: September 17, 1893 by experience
  • Married Saritha Asaline Lewis on December 24, 1894 in White County, TN
  • Elected as Deacon on March 8, 1896
  • Active member as of March 11, 1907
  • Died: February 12, 1929 in White Co, TN & buried at Hickory Valley Church ("New Church") cemetery
 
W.W. (Waymon Woodard) Wallace
  • Born: September 21, 1853
  • Son of Johnnie & Dicie White Wallace
  • Husband of Effie Dodson
  • Joined: July 11, 1909 by experience
  • Died: June 28, 1932 & buried at Old Union
 
Walter (Monroe) Wallace
  • Born: March 11, 1874
  • Son of Stephen Monroe & Ida Franklin Wallace
  • Married Maude McBride
  • Elected as Deacon on August 12, 1909
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • Died: February 22 (or March 22), 1946  & buried at Old Union
 


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(Martha) Alice Warren [Williams]
  • Born: May 2, 1855
  • Married J. Shannon Williams on November 28, 1872
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
  • Died: October 28, 1928 (she & her husband are buried at Old Zion church cemetery in White Co, TN.
  • Mother of  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.
Eliza Warren [Hayes]
  • Joined: November 17, 1873 by experience
  • Born: 1859
  • Married John Manson Hayes on October 8, 1876 (he was born 1856 and died 1940)
  • They had 11 children
  • Died: 1935 (probably originally buried on their DeKalb Co, TN farm which is now covered by the Center Hill Reservoir, but body moved to Peeled Chestnut Cemetery)

See page 380 (article # 1133) in the Heritage of White County, 1806-1999 for more information on this John Manson Hayes family.

Mary Warren [Gillentine]
  • Joined: November 17, 1873 by experience
  • Married Elias B. Gillentine on June 18, 1879 (after Mary's death, Elias married again and moved somewhere out West)
  • Mother of Bessie Gillentine (and probably other children)
 
Sallie Elizabeth Warren [Mays]
  • Born: April 25, 1861 in White County, TN
  • Daughter of Bluford & Sarah A. Gracey Warren (Bluford & Sarah were married on December 8, 1849.  After the death of Bluford Warren, Sarah A. Gracey Warren married Spencer M. Parker on November 2, 1865.)
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Married to Jacob Anderson Mays on February 4, 1877
  • Died: June 2, 1941 at New Hope in Madison County, AL (buried at Old Union)
See page 307 (article # 920) in the Heritage of White County, 1806-1999 for more information on this family.


Wells
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Thomas Wells
  • Joined: September 20, 1883 by experience
 


White
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Eliza (M.) White [Lance]
  • Daughter of Milton V. and Susan White
  • Married in 1877 to Samuel Lance
  • Joined: 1870 by experience
  • Died in childbirth in 1878
 
Mariah White [Bandy]
  • Born April 6, 1856
  • Daughter of Martha Eveline Mays White (born: May 5, 1833 and died: March 7, 1889) and Simon Doyle White (both buried at Old Union)
  • Mariah had a brother, John White, who married Darthula Austin; they had seven children
  • Joined: November 17, 1873 by experience
  • Married James Bandy on January 16, 1878 in White Co, TN
  • Mariah and James had nine children.
  • Mariah and James Bandy are buried in the Wheeler Cemetery.
  • Died February 18, 1930
Mary White
  • Joined: 1870 by experience
 
Rufus (Dalton) White, Sr.*
  • Born: September 21, 1895
  • Son of William Dyer & Tabitha Mitchell White
  • Married Palma ("Pamela" in records) ____
  • Rufus & Palma had one son: Rufus Dalton White, Jr. (born: July 16, 1939 and died December 13, 1988 and buried next to his father in Old Union Cemetery)
  • Joined: September 24, 1911 by experience and was baptized at that time in the Caney Fork River at the County Bridge
  • Member of the reorganized Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, February 16, 1941
  • A post-1941 entry indicates that he "Died"
  • Died: October 26, 1950 & buried at Old Union

*This would have been the Rufus White who reported to James Monroe Passons (father of J.M. Passons) in the mid-1920s that the Old Union building had blown down in a storm.

Note: Some of the family information here is from Carla White Rigsby, daughter of Rufus Dalton White, Jr. (carla.l.rigsby.jd6u@statefarm.com)

 
Sallie White [Haston / Petree]
  • Born: October 21, 1898
  • Daughter of William Dyer & Tabitha Mitchell White
  • First, married Homer Haston
  • Second, married Lawrence Petree
  • Joined: August 27, 1915 by experience
  • Died: December 13, 1965
 
Tabitha [Mitchell] White
  • Born: July 1, 1876
  • Daughter of John Frank and Nancy Ann Cummings Mitchell
  • Joined: October 12, 1909 by recommendation
  • First wife of W.D. (William Dyer) White
  • A post-1909 entry says "Dead"
  • Died: April 11, 1928
 
W.D. (William Dyer) White
  • Born: July 1, 1869
  • Son of William Dyer White (Sr.) and Elizabeth Haston White
  • Joined: October 12, 1909 by recommendation
  • First, married Tabitha [Mitchell] White in 1892
  • Second, married Jenny Lee Gilmore in 1932*
  • A post-1909 entry says "Dead"
  • Died: March 14, 1950

*Note:  A Mrs. W.D. White was elected Sunday School Chaplain and Card Class teacher on March 16, 1941.  This must have been Jenny Lee Gilmore White.

 


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Deller Whitley
  • Joined: September 21, 1890 by experience
  • Dismissed: December 21, 1890 by letter
 
G.S. (George S.) Whitley
  • Born: 1844
  • Son of Joel & Nancy Campbell Whitley (grandson of Sharp Whitley*)
  • Joined: September 1, 1883
  • Dismissed: December 21, 1890 by letter

*Note: Sharp R. Whitley (born 1783 in VA & died 1860 & buried in Crawford Cemetery in White County, TN came to White County as a government agent to establish Revolutionary War grants.  (as per Evelyn Greene Moss, June 2003)

Ines Whitley
  • Joined: September 21, 1890 by experience
  • Dismissed: December 21, 1890 by letter
 
Matilda Whitley
  • Joined: September 1, 1883
  • Dismissed: December 21, 1890 by letter
 
Nanie (Nancy Jane) Whitley [Moss]
  • Born: August 7, 1872
  • Daughter of John Reynolds & Sarah Carter Cummings Whitley
  • Married William Luther Moss (born May 12, 1860 and died December 27, 1944 in White County, TN) on January 1, 1891
  • Joined: April 21, 1889 by experience
  • Died: April 10, 1957 in White County, TN & buried at Hickory Valley Presbyterian ("New Church") Church cemetery


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Elizabeth Williams
  • Probably the wife of Jesse Scoggin Williams (Elizabeth Whiteside Tate Williams)
  • If, so she was the daughter of Vincent B. & Sallie Whiteside Tate and was born and reared in Overton County, TN
  • Mother of Elizabeth Whiteside Tate married Jabez G. Mitchell, after Vincent Tate's death, and lived at River Hill in Hickory Valley

See Chapter IV of Part I, Elizabeth Tate Williams, in James Tate Williams: His Family and Recollections by Joseph Vincent Williams (1938)

(Rev.) James T. Williams, Jr.
  • Joined: September 15, 1861 by experience (was converted at Mt. Gilead camp meeting, as per his biography)
  • Grandson of James T. Williams, Sr.
  • Son of Jesse Scoggin & Elizabeth Williams
  • Husband of Lilly Matilda Wallace Williams (married December 8, 1868)
  • Became a Cumberland Presbyterian minister and educator
  • First cousin of Rev. Abraham Lansden Williams (also a Cumberland Presbyterian)
  • Married Jennie Shugart on December 11, 1877 after Matilda died
  • Died: November 25, 1886 in Texas

See  James Tate Williams: His Family and Recollections by his son, Joseph Vincent Williams (1938)

James T. (Trager?) Williams, Sr.
  • Joined: November 15, 1864 by experience
  • Born: 1785 in Harford County, MD
  • Son of Francis & Rebecca Trager Williams
  • Arrived in White County in 1807
  • Married Hannah Scoggin in Carter County, TN on January 22, 1805
  • Father of Jesse Scoggin Williams; grandfather of Rev. James Tate Williams
  • Moved to Fannin County, TX in mid 1800s (where some of the children remained) but returned to Hickory Valley in White County, TN
  • Died: March 1, 1876
  • Buried (as is his father) in a family cemetery at White Seminary in White County, TN (about 200 feet from where the building was located)

See Chapter II of Part I, James Williams (1785-1876) in James Tate Williams: His Family and Recollections by his son, Joseph Vincent Williams (1938)

Josephine Williams
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
  • Daughter of Jesse Scoggins Williams
  • Married William P. Glenn on April 30, 1885 and moved to Midlothian, TX in January 1886, then to Childress, TX
  • Had no children
  • Died: March 1934
 
Launa Williams
  • Joined: September 18, 1875 by experience
 
Mary C. Williams
  • Joined: February 24, 1868 by experience
 
Lilly Matilda [Wallace] Williams
  • Wife of Rev. James Tate Williams
  • Maiden name: Lilly Matilda Wallace
  • Daughter of William and Mahala Felton Wallace
  • Sister of John Callie Wallace
  • Joined: November 16, 1873 by experience
  • Died: November 14, 1876
  • Buried at Old Union
Jesse S. (Scoggin / Scoggins) Williams  (Elder)
  • Son of James T. & Hannah Scoggins Williams
  • Born: 1821
  • Married Elizabeth Whiteside Tate on May 15, 1844
  • Church register indicates that he was ordained as an Elder on August 8, 1858
  • Accomplished furniture maker and worker with iron; owned two sawmills
  • Died: December 14, 1883
  • Father of Rev. James Tate Williams, Sr. (Cumberland Presbyterian minister)

Chapter III of Part I, James Scoggins Williams (1821-1883) in James Tate Williams: His Family and Recollections by Joseph Vincent Williams (1938)
 


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Barbara Wilson
  • Joined: 1870 by letter
 
Elizabeth (probably "Lizzie") Wilson
  • Sister of Ed Wilson
  • Moved to upper Hickory Valley
  • Joined: October 20, 1864
  • Lizzie Wilson  - "left without cause"
  • Buried in Wilson Cemetery on Lost Creek Road
 
F.P.  Wilson
  • Joined: September 21, 1890 by letter
  • Dismissed: December 21, 1890 by letter
 
Hiram Wilson
  • Joined: 1870 by letter
 
Nanie Wilson
  • Dismissed: December 21, 1890 by letter
 


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Narcissus Winstead
  • Joined: 1871 by letter
 


Young
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Rhoda Young
  • Joined: December 20, 1860 by letter