1. Front Matter

Initial Copyright 1984, Oran Stroud Lanham, All rights reserved.

Copyright 2006, Clifford Wayne Lanham, All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data 2006

Copyright 2013-2017, Kevin W. Lanham, All rights reserved.

Permissions may be sought directly from the authors using their Contact Information. We often grant permission for other genealogists since we all help each other.

1.2. Revision History

Revision

Date

Description of changes

Who made the changes

4

2017-08-27

Updated to conditional publishing codes to prevent private information from showing on the website version. The idea is to use a single set of source data to output to PDF for print, ebooks (ePub and amazon format), and website.

Kevin W Lanham

3

2012-01-14

Converted to new formatting, including chapters, a table of contents and index. Consolidated dates to a data base and let that data drive the outputs rather than editing dates in multiple locations. Added newly located photos. Added recent research by C.W. Lanham. Added information on Kevin’s maternal family line after a visit to his mother’s sister. Added photos that Clifford W. Lanham found with his cousin. Added ALT tags for HTML version for people with screen readers. Added source references using superscripts in the text.

Kevin W Lanham (descendant of O.S. Lanham), aided by Clifford W. Lanham

2

2006-03-15

Revised a few things as follows:

  1. Roger Lanham, 1583, father of Josias, 1590.

  2. Additional data on Stephen, 1726 and family.

  3. Expansion of Thomas and Patience (Sappington) children data to include Hartley, Stephen, Benjamin and Richard.

  4. Expansion of Sylvester’s children with emphasis on B.G. Lanham and Curtis Harden.

  5. Additions to OS Lanham’s life and to Clifford W. Lanham’s life.

Clifford Wayne Lanham (descendant of O.S. Lanham)

1

1984-03-28

Published

Oran Stroud Lanham

We wish to thank those who have so graciously assisted in gathering this information. No doubt some names, places dates, etc., have been omitted which should be included. If you know of or find any information we will be glad to add it to or change it as necessary.

Dedication

This family history content is dedicated to the Lanham Family for and in behalf of O.S. Lanham. He tried to interest his son and grandson in this work while alive, but we did not get interested until after his death.

Preface

This content is available because O.S. Lanham spent over a decade tirelessly working with inefficient tools. We are thankful for his efforts.

1.3. Intended Audience

This information was originally prepared by Oran Stroud Lanham about our family genealogical line. It is aimed primarily at our own family and any other interested parties.

1.4. Conventions Used

Throughout the following conventions are used.

1.4.1. Abbreviations

  • abt - About

  • aft - After

  • bet - Between

  • bef - Before

  • b. - born

  • d. - died

  • m. - married

1.4.2. Locations

Locations are listed with as much data as we have. The United States of America is assumed in most of this record and the country is added when needed to clarify.

Because this data is stored in a database, the format used is city, county, state, country. For example, Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma. The words city, county, and state are not used. If the city is unknown, then the comma shows a blank city. For example: , Jackson, Oklahoma. If only the state is known, then: ,, Oklahoma is used. Note the commas showing empty city and state fields.

1.4.3. Cross References

In the PDF and printed versions there is a related information section near most families that includes a [page number] in square brackets. For example, Related information ➥ Section 2. The Roger Lanham Family 1560 [35].

In electronic versions (HTML, epub), it will simply show a link without any page references and the links work. For example, Related information‣ Section 2. The Roger Lanham Family 1560 (active link not included in this example).

1.4.4. Estimates

If we have more than one date for the same event, we separate the dates with a slash (/) or the word “or,” for example 2 Feb 1839/40.

We use genealogical approximations for event dates. Going forward, we will do better at documenting in our source annotations when we approximate and show the basis of the approximation for future researchers.

For mother birth approximations when there is only a child’s birthdate, we make an assumption that the mother was at least 12 years old before giving birth. This provides an approximate date for searching for additional information. If I cannot find any documentation, then I may widen the time frame perhaps five or ten years at a time. They are only approximations.

We are open to any additional information from anyone with reason to believe our dates are off for our estimates. Please contact us if you have information to help clarify.

1.4.5. Sources

Sources are shown by superscript and reference a sources list for each family rather than one for the entire volume of content. The source content is always at the bottom of each family’s section of the content in PDF versions and at the end of the page for HTML versions.

1.4.6. Accessibility

To help those with disabilities, we are trying to add ALT tags to images describing what they are for those people using screen readers to see this family history. This accommodation is a work in progress. If you find one we missed, please let us know.

1.4.7. Living

The living who have not given their permission to be included in a public version are filtered out during publication. Private versions are intended only for family include the living as well. If you are surprised that a child is not listed, it could be because they are still alive and filtered from this content for now.

1.4.8. Ongoing Research Questions are Included

To facilitate crowd sourcing and gathering data from other genealogists, we have included notes for when some information is still needed. We have also included family timelines on those individuals toughest to find to help identify any new information.

1.4.9. More Pages in Electronic Versions is Okay

Because the plan is to primarily publish electronically going forward except for very limited paper printouts, we are intentionally including all information we know going forward. We will not prioritize based on limiting the page count. If the book is 300 pages or 1,500 pages, it is no harder to carry it around in a tablet or eReader device. Websites also do not matter about the number of pages. So we will use as many pages as needed to keep the families straight, to document the sources we find, and to add families as the missing people are found.

1.5. Why the Content has been Rearranged

When Oran Stroud Lanham originally created this content on "Our Lanham Line" he was not the end point, stopping at his life. He made an effort to include his children and grandchildren. This action indicates his desire was to continue the recording of our line for the sake of our posterity.

His arrangement naturally centered with himself and covered his ancestors.

Family Tree Diagram
Figure 1. How OS Lanham Originally Arranged the Information

This starts to get more expansive as more generations are included and more names are included because each person has a lineage on both the Father’s and Mother’s sides.

A bowtie-shaped family tree diagram
Figure 2. The Bowtie Shape of Any Lineage

So to make this content more understandable to future generations of Lanhams and to help others access it easily, we have changed the organization of the information to include parts, chapters, and topics to help divide up the large amount of information.

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  • Part 1 is our Lanham Line

    • This part of the content is organized pretty much just as Oran Stroud Lanham did it.

  • Part 2 is the Maternal Lineage for each of our Lanhams

    • Our Lanham Line is linked 50% by the Lanham males, but each generation has a different maternal line.

    • This new arrangement helps separate the maternal lines about which each generation would naturally be more interested.

    • O.S. Lanham started this process and included the maternal lineage for some of the Lanham line that he could find.

    • By having this in a separate part, it can expand as each generation brings an entirely new 50% of their lineage on the mother’s side.

  • Part 3 is the Sibling Lineages for each of the Lanhams and other families.

    • The sibling’s lines are not all in our line, but much of their lineage was included by OS Lanham in his original content arrangement. He just tucked this data into the area of one of our Lanhams in our direct line.

    • By moving it to a separate area with links, it is still accessible and easier to separate who is who and still follow the paternal lineage more easily.

The further descendants are being recorded and will be added to any public versions of this content after they pass away (for personal information security reasons, the living are not included).

1.6. Colophon

This content was originally authored on a typewriter by Oran S. Lanham.

His son, Clifford W. Lanham used Adobe PageMaker software to layout and revise the content electronically and then it was exported to PDF for printing as a book. When Clifford was ready to pass the baton to Kevin, Adobe had stopped supporting PageMaker.

O.S. Lanham’s grandson, Kevin W. Lanham, revised the content next. Because page-oriented software takes too much time to enter and maintain, Kevin moved to a flow-oriented design instead that easily allows new additions. Additionally, Adobe’s replacement for PageMaker was called Adobe InDesign and was too expensive. So the prior version was authored in eXtensible Markup Language (XML) using various XML editors (oXygenXML editor, and sometimes even Notepad++). One audience is added to conditional publishing, called "living" to exclude living families for public versions (e.g. our website) of the content going forward. The PDF file is printed by a printer to paper and bound by the copy shop using whatever binding options they have available.

The 2017 version went away from complexity towards simpler methods. Kevin realized he had to pass this manuscript down to a child or grandchild, he needed an easier way to publish that did not require buying expensive proprietary software tools repeatedly as they update and a data encoding format that is long lasting (30-50 years). After evaluating markdown, Kevin selected a plain text variant called "AsciiDoc" that allows for an index and tables. The editor can be any text editor. Kevin used one called Atom. The free and open source plain text tool is called AsciiDoctor. This tool runs on the ruby programming language, although you do not have to know how to code in ruby to use the tool.

The process of publishing this book with free tools is spelled out in great detail in the book called, Publish Your Genealogy: Easily Self-Publish Your Family History using Free Tools, by Michael Lynnmore on Amazon.com.

The original source files and high resolution source graphics are in the possession of Kevin Lanham.

Our Lanham Line

Introduction

Comments

In the early days of the settlement of the American Colonies, before the Revolution (1775-1783) over half of the immigrants to arrive in the Colonies south of New England were indentured (bonded) servants.

Many of the servants were transported criminals. From the English point of view, transporting felons to America as servants was a humane an sensible solution to the crime problems. For others who lacked the means or money, desired to come to America, the master paid the price of passage across the Atlantic and guaranteed them food, clothing and shelter in America. In turn the servant agreed to work without pay for a term of usually three to five years. At the end of that time the master was responsible for giving his servant a chance for a fresh start in the world. After fulfilling their obligation and becoming a free man, were entitled to make claim to fifty acres of land for their services.

In 1663, 13 out of 30 members of the House of Burgesses, the Virginia Colonial Legislature, had come to the colony as servants. Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln, both had ancestors who were servants.

We do know from records available that there were a number of Lanham families in Prince Georges County, Maryland prior to 1708. Among those who came from England as indentured servants were:

  • Josias Lanham in 1668 -settled in Kent County

  • John Lanham in 1678 -settled in Charles County

The village of Lanham, Maryland, just east of Washington D.C., commemorates the early Lanham immigrants. It is said to have been named for one BENTON LANHAM. However; according to Paul Trueman Lanham a Lewis Lanham settled in the area in 1812. One of his sons, Trueman Lanham I, married Mary Ann Beall. He acquired about 600 acres including most of what is Lanham, MD. Trueman’s second wife, Mary Ellen Tucker of Riva, MD sold/gave land to the Baltimore-Potomac railroad in 1868 for rail right of way and in 1873, 1.97 acres was set aside for the LANHAM Station.

Lanham Centennial Souvenir book (1972).

In order to better visualize the times and conditions of our early pioneer forefathers, we include a brief history of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma, so that you can imagine some of the hardships they endured as they moved westward, traveling on foot, horseback or wagon on land and rafts and flat bottom boats on the rivers.

  • Kent County was an original county created in 1642.

  • Charles County was an original county created in 1658

  • Prince George’s County was created 1695 from Charles and Calvert Counties.

  • Fredrick County was created 1749 from Prince George’s County.

  • Montgomery County was created 1776 from Frederick County.

When Prince George’s County was first formed, its boundaries were the Pawtuxet River on the East, the colony of Pennsylvania on the north and the Potomac River and the distant Blue Ridge Mountains on the west. Prince George’s County gave most of the land for the building of the nation’s Capital, the District of Columbia in 1791.

Thomas Lanham and Sarah, conveyed to John Hawkins Jr., a merchant, land called "Sandy Thickett", 26 March 1739, for 1200 pounds of tobacco. Many legal papers in these early days in Prince George’s Co. mentioned the name of John Hawkins Jr.

John Hawkins, Justice of the Peace in Madison County, Ky. took depositions from both Thomas and his brother Stephen in 1836, reference to Revolutionary War Service by Thomas Lanham. He stated he had known them both for many years, indicating the families had been together in Maryland.

The Baxters, Fowlers, Sappingtons, and Thomas Lanham, went from Maryland after the War to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), then to Boonesborough, Kentucky (Virginia at that time). Most of the Sappingtons went on west to Illinois and Missouri, where John Sappington established a Trading Post in Missouri and the present town of Sappington is located just south of St. Louis. There were several Lanham families in Missouri, in the early 1800’s especially in the area where Daniel Boone lived and died in 1825, and in the St. Louis area. We know some of these Lanham’s came from the Thomas and his brother Stephen Lanham, of Madison, Kentucky in addition to our direct line, Sylvester Lanham, who went to the Platte Purchase in Northwest Missouri, and then to Dallas, Texas, where he was one of the early pioneers and settlers.

According to a national name data bank, in 1981, there were just over 2,500 Lanham families in the U.S. By 2006 the number is over 3,000. Kentucky has the most Lanham families, followed by West Virginia, Texas, Ohio, California and Indiana.

This information on the Lanham Family and associated families as presented has been compiled from information from family members and relatives, census reports, visits to numerous cemeteries, cemetery records and other items and books of factual interest in addition to records and information from several Historical and Genealogical Societies, from the various states.

When Oran Stroud Lanham first created this information back in 1984, he had already put some 13 years of research into the endeavor. He did not have a computer nor did he have access to the Internet. He researched the data from census reports, books, and visits all over the eastern seaboard, records search, and relatives. He typed the initial content on a Royal typewriter and used carbon paper for additional copies. The original published book was about 130 pages in length, and some twenty copies were mailed to various libraries.

Oran Stroud Lanham’s efforts have left our family a legacy of understanding and pride in the Lanham Family and in particular Our Lanham Line.

After Oran’s death in 1991, his son Clifford W. Lanham picked up the mantle and continued the Lanham search as it related to our line and some of the relatives. Kevin also began helping. See the revision history for details of changes and authorship.

Author’s Contact Information

Oran S. Lanham, Dothan, Alabama (deceased)


Clifford W. Lanham

108 Chantilly lane, Madison, Alabama 35758

Telephone: 256-325-3775

clanham at knology dot net


Kevin W Lanham

kevin_lanham2 at yahoo dot com

The Time and the Places

Historical Timeline

This timeline helps provide context to the lives of our ancestors and what was happening in the world around them during their lives.

Timeline
Figure 3. Timeline 1700 - 2010 Lanhams

1455 Gutenberg invents the printing press making it possible to mass produce books. The first book printed is Gutenberg’s Bible in Latin.

1492 Christopher Columbus, financed by Spain, makes the first of four voyages to the New World.

1507 Martin Luther is ordained as a priest at Erfurt

1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León lands on the coast of Florida.

1517 Martin Luther nails his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg. It is the first public act of the Reformation

1525 William Tyndale’s New Testament is completed. His translation is based on the Latin vulgate, Erasmus Greek and the original Greek manuscripts. His wording and sentence structures are found in most modern day translations of the Bible.

1534 Henry VIII declares himself "The only supreme head in earth of the Church of England"

1536 William Tyndale strangled and burned at the stake. He was the first to translate the Bible into English from the original languages. He was burned for heresy by King Henry, whose divorce Tyndale had opposed.

1542 Portuguese introduce firearms and Christianity to Japan.

1560 Roger Lanham born (see The Roger Lanham Family 1560). Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli.

1565 Saint Augustine, Florida, settled by the Spanish, becomes the first permanent European colony in North America.

1587 Mary, Queen of Scots is executed

1588 The Spanish Armada is defeated by the English fleet, aided by high winds

1590 Josias Lanham born (see The Josias Lanham Family 1590). Pope Leo X threatens to ex-communicate Martin Luther.

1607 Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, is established by the London Company in southeast Virginia

1611 King James Version of the Bible completed.

1620 The Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts is established by Pilgrims from England. Before disembarking from their ship, the Mayflower, 41 male passengers sign the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that forms the basis of the colony’s government.

1630/1631 Jonathon Lanham born (see The Jonathan Lanham Family 1630).

1661 John Lanham born (see The John Lanham Family 1661).

1662 Nathaniel Sappington Sr. born.

1680-1692 In Arizona and New Mexico, Pueblo Indians led by Popé, rebelled against the Spanish and lived independently for 12 years. The Spanish re-conquered in them in 1692.

1688 Nathaniel Sappington Jr. born.

1700/1701 Thomas Lanham born (see The Thomas Lanham Family 1700 or 1701).

1723 John Sappington born (see John Sappington).

1726 Stephen Lanham born (see The Stephen Lanham (1726) Family).

1734 Daniel Boone born.

1735 Great Awakening under Jonathan Edwards stirs the American colonies with many conversions and individual returns to heartfelt faith.

1738 John Wesley’s conversion eventually leads to the founding of a branch of the Methodist Church although he had no intention of forming a separate denomination.

1739 The Methodist branch of Protestant religion developed in England as a result of the teachings of John Wesley. While studying at Oxford, Wesley, his brother Charles, and several other students formed a group devoted to study, prayer and helping the underprivileged. They were labeled "Methodist" by their fellow students.

1752 Benjamin Franklin’s electricity experiments lead him to a valuable application — the lightning rod

1754–1763 French and Indian War

1757 Thomas Lanham born (see The Thomas Lanham (1757) Family).

1773 Boston Tea Party

1774 Shawnee and Mingo Indians raided a wave of traders and settlers in the southern Ohio River Valley. Governor Dunmore of Virginia, sent in 3,000 soldiers and defeated 1,000 natives.

1775 Fort Boonesborough was founded by legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone.

1775–1783 American Revolution

1776 Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia

1787 Constitutional Convention, made up of delegates from 12 of the original 13 colonies, meets in Philadelphia to draft the U.S. Constitution.

1789 George Washington is unanimously elected president of the United States

1790 Sylvester Lanham born (see The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790).

1791 Freedom of religion, enshrined in the Bill of Rights, is amended into the constitution of the United States forming an early and influential secular government.

1794 Cotton Gin-Eli Whitney patents his machine to comb and deseed bolls of cotton.

1797 John Adams is inaugurated as the second president in Philadelphia

~1800 Industrial Age starts

1801 Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated as the third president in Washington, DC

1802 President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy. John Chandler born (see John Chandler).

1804 Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, Mo., on expedition to explore the West and find a route to the Pacific Ocean.

1807 Robert Fulton was the first to make the steamship a practical success in America, opening American rivers to two-way travel.

1812–1814 War of 1812

1813 Curtis Harden Lanham born (see The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1813).

1814 Plough-Farmers had furrowed the rocky soil of New England with wooden-tipped ploughs. John Jethro Woods of Poplar Ridge, New York, creates a plough with a replaceable cast-iron tip, making farming in America easier.

1817 James Monroe is inaugurated as the fifth president. Overland travel in the 1800s is slow and arduous. Engineers dig a 363 mile canal to connect the Hudson River with Lake Erie.

1820 Daniel Boone died. Joseph Smith’s first vision near Palmyra, New York.

1825 John Quincy Adams is inaugurated as the sixth president. Erie Canal, linking the Hudson River to Lake Erie, is opened for traffic.

1827 Joseph Smith begins to translate the Book of Mormon

1829 Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as seventh president. Book of Mormon translation is completed.

1830 Invention of the electro-magnetic motor by Joseph Henry, Professor of Mathematics and Natural Science at the Albany Academy. First edition of the Book of Mormon is published. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is organized in Fayette, New York.

1833 Sewing Machine invented.

1834 Threshing Machine invented. John A. and Hiram Abial Pitts invent a machine that automatically threshes and separates grain from chaff, freeing farmers from a slow and laborious process.

1836 Texas declares its independence from Mexico. Texan defenders of the Alamo are all killed during siege by the Mexican Army. Texans defeat Mexicans at San Jacinto. Samuel Colt invents the six shooter revolver.

1836-1875 Comanche Wars-On the southern plains, primarily in the Texas Republic. The U.S. Military instituted official campaigns against the Comanches in 1867.

1837 Martin Van Buren is inaugurated as the eighth president

1840 Great Raid of 1840-The largest raid ever mounted by Native Americans on white cities. Following the Council House Fight, Comanche War Chief Buffalo Hump raised a huge war party and raided deep into white-settled areas of Southeast Texas.

1840 After the Opium War, Shanghai, China was forced to serve as a major trading port and furthermore became an international colony.

1841 William Henry Harrison is inaugurated as the ninth president.

1842 China agreed to cede Hong Kong Island to the British Empire in perpetuity.

1844 Telegraph invented by Samuel F.B. Morse.

1845 U.S. annexes Texas by joint resolution of Congress. James Polk is inaugurated as the 11th president. Hiram Demarcus Lanham born (see The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845).

1846–1848 Mexican War

1846 Nauvoo Temple is dedicated. Latter Day Saints begin crossing the Mississippi River to move west.

1847 Mormons established in the Salt Lake Valley.

1848 Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California; gold rush reaches its height the following year. Women’s rights convention is held at Seneca Falls, N.Y.

1849 Zachary Taylor is inaugurated as the 12th president.

1849-63 Navajo Conflicts-Persistent fighting between the Navajo and the U.S. Army in Arizona and New Mexico led to their expulsion and incarceration on an inhospitable reservation far from their homelands.

1852 The first railroad building began in Missouri.

1853 Franklin Pierce is inaugurated as the 14th president. Construction starts on the Salt Lake Temple.

1854 Commodore Matthew Perry forces the Japanese government to open a limited number of ports for trade.

1854-90 Sioux Wars-As white settlers moved across the Mississippi into Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, the Sioux under Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse resisted to keep their hunting grounds.

1857 James Buchanan is inaugurated as the 15th president. The passenger elevator invented.

1859 The first oil well drilled in America.

1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected president. South Carolina secedes from the Union. The Winchester repeating rifle invented. The modern gas engine was invented in 1860, however it was 1878 before it had commercial possibilities, and it was in the 1890’s when the “horseless carriage” began scaring the horses and people.

1861–1865 Civil War

1861-1900 Apache Attacks-In New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, numerous Apache bands rejected reservation life, and under Geronimo, Cochise and others, staged hundreds of attacks on outposts. Geronimo finally surrendered in 1886; others fought on until 1900.

1865-1879 Ute Wars-The Ute nation rose episodically against white settlers in Utah as the Mormons took over their lands and their resources.

1869 Ulysses S. Grant is inaugurated as the 18th president. The first transcontinental railroad run was completed.

1873 Typewriter invented.

1874 Battle of Palo Duro Canyon-Cheyenne, Comanche, and Kiowa warriors engaged elements of the U.S. 4th Cavalry Regiment led by Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.

1875 Electric Dental Drill invented.

1876 Lt. Col. George A. Custer’s regiment is wiped out by Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull at the Little Big Horn River, Mont. Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone. The Remington Model 1 typewriter came into existence.

1876–1877 Black Hills War-Lakota under Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse fought the U.S. after repeated violations of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie

1877 Rutherford B. Hayes is inaugurated as the 19th president. The first telephone line is built from Boston to Somerville, Mass.

1878 Brigham Young Academy (latter called Brigham Young University) is established in Provo, Utah.

1879 Incandescent Light Bulb invented. Backed by $30,000 in research funds provided by investors including J.P. Morgan and the Vanderbilts, Thomas Edison perfects an incandescent light bulb.

1886 Statue of Liberty is dedicated

1882 Electric Fan invented. Thomas Berry Lanham born (see The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882).

1889 Dishwasher invented.

1892 Gasoline-powered Car invented.

1893 The Salt Lake Temple is dedicated after 40 years of construction. The zipper is invented. Adrian A Colbath born (see The Adrian Alford Colbath Family 1893).

1898 Spanish-American War

1900 The first railroad came to Altus, Oklahoma.

1902 Air Conditioning invented. Working as an engineer at the Buffalo Forge Company, Willis H. Carrier designs the first system to control temperature and humidity. He will go on to found his own company, the Carrier Corporation, to produce air-conditioning equipment.

1903 At Kitty Hawk, N.C., Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved the first controlled human flight in a powered heavier-than-air machine.

1908 Car maker Henry Ford introduces his Model T automobile.

1914–1918 World War I

1916 Oran Stroud Lanham born (see The Oran Stroud Lanham Family 1916).

1918 Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes; by 1920, nearly 20 million are dead. In the U.S., 500,000 perish.

1923 Albert Einstein visits Shanghai, China and gives an address on the theory of "Relativity".

1927 Charles A. Lindberg was the first to fly solo, the Atlantic Ocean from west to east in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis. He departed New York, May 20, 1927 and after 331/2 hours flying time landed at Paris France. Philo Farnsworth demonstrates the first television.

1931 The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem

1937-1945 Japanese atrocities in Nanking, China. Sino-Japanese War fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan.

1939 Clifford Lanham born (see The Clifford Wayne Lanham Family).

1939–1945 World War II.

1941 Japan attacks Hawaii, Guam, and the Philippines. U.S. declares war on Japan. Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. Atomic bomb invented.

1948 Electric Guitar invented.

1950–1953 Korean War

1950–1975 Vietnam War

1951 UNIVAC 1 - The Eckert and Mauchly Computer Co. of Philadelphia sells the first commercial computer, the UNIVAC 1, to the U.S. Census Bureau.

1953 Dwight Eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th president

1954 Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy accuses army officials, members of the media, and other public figures of being Communists during highly publicized hearings

1962 Lt. Col. John Glenn becomes first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth. Cuban Missile Crisis: President Kennedy denounces Soviet Union for secretly installing missile bases on Cuba and initiates a naval blockade of the island

1963 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech before a crowd of 200,000 during the civil rights march on Washington, DC

1977 Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th president

1981 Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th president. For the first time, NASA successfully launches and lands its reusable spacecraft, the Space Shuttle.

1983 Personal Computer invented.

1986 Space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members. It is the worst accident in the history of the U.S. space program.

1989 U.S. forces invade Panama in an attempt to capture Gen. Manuel Noriega, who previously had been indicted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges

1990 Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, leading to the Persian Gulf War. Tim Berners-Lee had built all the tools necessary for a working world wide web internet.

1991 Persian Gulf War

1995 Bombing of federal office building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people.

2001 George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd president. Two hijacked jetliners ram twin towers of World Trade Center in worst terrorist attack against U.S.; a third hijacked plane flies into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashes in rural Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people die in the attacks (Sept. 11). U.S. and Britain launch air attacks against targets in Afghanistan after Taliban government fails to hand over Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks. Following air campaign and ground assault by Afghani opposition troops, the Taliban regime topples; however, the hunt for bin Laden and other members of al-Qaeda terrorist organization continues.

2003 Space shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board.

2008 Barak Obama elected as the President of the United States of America, the first African-American to be elected President.

2010 iPad tablet computer device invented and released by Apple.

2011 Earthquakes cause a huge tsunami wave to wash over large sections of Japan.

2016 Donald Trump elected as the President of the United States of America

Maps of the Early Colonies and Expansion

a map showing Colonial North America
Figure 4. Colonial North America
a map of the United States showing expansion westward
Figure 5. Westward Expansion, 1815 -1845

Virginia

The colonization of the North American continent in the modern times began with the arrival of three boat loads of immigrants in May 1607, on the northeast shore of the James River in Virginia, on the site of present day Jamestown.

One of the leaders was Captain John Smith, with a score of companions, he sailed into several of the many bays and river openings along the zigzagging east coast and became acquainted with the lay of the land. Having done nothing to provide food for the winter, more than half of the colony succumbed from illness and lack of food.

The summer of 1608 brought them new supplies from England and 120 more immigrants. In the fall of 1608 the colony of 130 or 140 persons were augmented by the arrival of 70 more immigrants in the third expedition to Virginia.

At the beginning of the winter of 1609 the colony consisted of 490 persons. When the spring of 1610 arrived only 60 persons were left in the colony.

an early map of Virginia
Figure 6. Virginia

Determined to return to England, the group embarked. The ship was coming out of the mouth of the James River when Virginia bound ships under the command of Lord Delaware came in sight. Against their own judgment, the disgruntled colonists were persuaded to return to their abandoned homes. Early 1610 more food and additional colonists arrived from England.

Virginia became a royal colony in 1624. From then until 1776 when it was announced its independence it was in almost constant trouble with the Crown.

Every month in the year, with the exception of the winter months, saw boat loads of new immigrants arriving. More and more settlements were established, some as far north as the Potomac River. By 1700 there were more than 80,000 persons living in the Tidewater region of Virginia.

Virginia was the tenth state to join the union in 1788. The western portion of the state withdrew from Virginia in 1861 and in 1863 became West Virginia.

Maryland

Depressed by the constant persecution in England of the members of the Roman Catholic Church, with which he had become affiliated, Lord Baltimore (George Calvert), a member of Parliament and Secretary of State of James I from 1609 to 1625, sponsored movements to establish colonies in America for the persecuted religionists in his homeland.

Failing in his first attempt to build a colony in Newfoundland about 1620, he persuaded the King of England to grant him land for a colony farther south along the Atlantic Coast. After the grant was made, but before the charter had been signed, Lord Baltimore died. King Charles I then transferred the grant to Lord Baltimore’s son, Cecilius Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore.

The grant included all of the land between the fortieth parallel and the southern bank of the Potomac River. The first contingent of emigrants to be shipped to the new colony in 1634 consisted of about twenty Catholic gentlemen and two hundred Protestant laborers. They established a settlement about nine miles up the St. George’s River, which empties into the north side of the Potomac River, near its mouth.

Already occupying Kent Island in the Chesapeake Bay, just opposite the present side of Annapolis, were William Claiborne, a Virginia planter, and a large group of settlers he had brought there from Virginia several years ahead of the Calvert colonists.

The Maryland colony enjoyed a rapid growth. This was due, in a measure, to the pronouncement of its founder that religious toleration and protection would be extended to Christians of whatever shad of religious belief who would come there to establish their homes.

Prince George’s County was created by an act of the Colonial Assembly meeting in Annapolis in May 1695, from Calvert County which was created in 1654 and Charles County which was created in 1658. The County was named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of Princess Anne who later became Queen of England. When the County was first formed its boundaries were the Pawtuxet River on the east, the colony of Pennsylvania on the north, and the Potomac River and the distant Blue Ridge Mountains on the west. The boundaries of the County were changed in 1748 and again in 1791, when Prince George’s gave most of the land for the building of the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia. No other changes have been made since then.

Lanham, Maryland is located just east of Washington D.C., just outside of the present Beltway. Maryland became the seventh state in 1788.

a hand drawn Map of Maryland in 1700
Figure 7. Map of Maryland in 1700

Kentucky

Long before any white man had explored the entire Kentucky area, it was claimed by Virginia.

In 1774, James Harrod and his party came down the Ohio River, then into the Kentucky River and established the first permanent English settlement at Harrodsburg, now Mercer County, Kentucky.

In 1775 Daniel Boone led a party to clear the Wilderness Road from the Cumberland Gap into the center of the state. No sooner had the road been cleared than Richard Henderson led a group along it and established a settlement in 1775, called Boonesborough. The building of Fort Boonesborough began 20 April 1775 and it is claimed to have been completed July 1776. There were only 30 cabins in the Fort plus other buildings. A copy of the Declaration of Independence reached Boonesborough in August 1775. The Shawnee attacked Boonesborough.

The cover of a book
Figure 8. The cover of a book, titled Life and Times of Col. Daniel Boone

In 1779 there were 120 houses located in and around the Fort, according to the 1810 Census the population of the Fort and surrounding area had dwindled to only 68. By this time the pioneers had scattered about the county, settling on their land and building new homes.

In December 1776 the Kentucky area was designated as Kentucky County, Virginia.

In 1780 it was divided into three counties, Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln. By 1790 those three counties were subdivided into nine counties, including Merecer and Madison, which came into being in 1786 from Lincoln County. Madison County at that time comprised much more area than the present day county.

a hand drawn map of Kentucky
Figure 9. Kentucky

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the fifteenth state.

Missouri

The first actual American settlement in Missouri was in 1787. In 1795 American settlements were established on Femme Osage creek in what is now St. Charles County, north of St. Louis. It was then called Upper Louisiana or New Spain.

From 1682 until 1803 control over the Missouri section was passed back and forth between France and Spain. In the Louisiana Purchase, consummated in 1803, ownership passed into the hands of the United States.

In 1805 became a part of the Territory of Louisiana and remained so until 1812, when it became a territory in its own name. At that time it claimed a population of 20,000.

Missouri became the twenty fourth state in 1821. The area of the present counties of Platte, Buchanan, Andrew, Holt, Atchison and Nodaway, originally was not considered a part of Missouri, but was at that time the home of the Sac and Fox Indians, of Missouri, where reservations had been previously granted them by solemn treaty.

The principle advantage of acquisition of this area was that the state would then have a natural boundary line - the Missouri River - between the whites and Indians, also the people already located in the counties contiguous to this territory on the east could avail themselves of the transportation facilities offered by the Missouri River, without being compelled to cross the Indian territory.

This territory was acquired by treaty in 1836, and known as the Platte Purchase. From this territory was formed the counties of Platte in 1838, Buchanan in 1839, Andrew in 1841, Holt in 1841, Atchison in 1845 and Nodaway in 1845.

a hand drawn map of Missouri
Figure 10. Missouri
a Map of Andrew County
Figure 11. Map of Andrew County, Missouri 1877

Illinois

Illinois was part of the Northwest Territory, which the United States obtained after the Revolutionary War with Great Britain. It became part of the United States in 1783. It was organized as an American Territory in 1787. It included the land north and west of the Ohio River, east of the Mississippi River and south of Canada.

Illinois became the third of five territories and eventual states formed from that area. Illinois became the twenty first state in 1818.

Morgan County was created in 1823 from Sangamon County.

Adams County was formed in 1825.

The Waverely area is located in the southeastern part of Morgan County.

Oklahoma

After Oklahoma became part of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, it was included in the Indiana Territory. In 1812 it was combined with the Missouri Territory, and in 1819 with the Arkansas Territory. For several years, most of Oklahoma was included in what was called the Indian Territory, which continued until about 1893 when the section was divided into the Indian Territory and the Oklahoma Territory, the latter being thrown open to white settlements.

ALTUS is located in the southwest part of Oklahoma, shown on a 1891 Rand McNally map as “Unassigned Land.”

Settlers began coming into the area in the early 1880’s and by 1886 several families lived in the area and the village of Frazer came into being, located 21 to 22 miles west of the present location of Altus, near Bitter Creek.

On 4 June 1891, a cloud burst occurred and that night Bitter Creek went well out of its banks and flooded the buildings at Frazer. This caused the people to look east toward higher ground and the creation of Altus at its present site came into being in 1900.

In 1901 the name was changed to Leger, in order to secure a railroad to serve the area. However there was a delay by the railroad and in 1904 the name was changed back to Altus.

In 1906 the Supreme Court ruled this area to be a part of Oklahoma Territory, Greer County. (Texas had claimed this area, and others thought it was a part of Indian Territory.) Oklahoma became the forty sixth State in 1907, with the creation of Jackson County out of Greer County, and Altus as the county seat.

MARTHA, is located 6 miles north and 3 miles west of Altus. The first store, post office and school were established in 1889. The first Sunday School was organized in 1888 by the Rev. J. T. Hosmer, who organized the Methodist Church in Altus in 1889, also the Methodist Church in Vernon, Texas in 1881.

At one time Martha had: A school, 4 cotton gins, drug store, 3 grocery and general merchandise stores, 4 service stations, 2 garages, 2 blacksmith shops, bank, cafe, lumber yard, feed and seed store, telephone co., post office, Methodist and Baptist Church. Little remains of Martha in 1996.

The 1940 Census reports the population as 242.

HESS, is located 11 miles south and 3 miles east of Altus. At one time had several stores and school, at present very little exist.

DOANS CROSSING, the Red River cattle crossing was located in the Hess area.

MARTHA Oklahoma History

In the year of 1885, just four years before Martha was Martha, Clint Maddox with his little family located here, and was perhaps the first settlers. W.T. Medlin, a Baptist Minister, camped with his family in this small settlement.

In 1888 Miss Martha Medlin taught the first school in a dugout located about one-half mile north and one-half mile west of the present Martha Post Office, with an enrollment of twelve pupils. This was a "Subscription School", where the money for both the school and the teacher’s salary was donated by the patrons. In 1889 the first school house was built. The children came barefooted, brought their lunches in pails, sat on benches made of rough lumber and studied old newspapers, catalogs, and magazines as well as a few books. Some few had slates. Mr. I.B.Gee, whose son Joe was a student of this early school, plowed a furrow from his house to the old sod school house so children could have a path to guide them through the lush sage grass, mesquite bushes and to protect them from the many rattle snakes.

The name "MARTHA" was selected for this settlement honoring its first school teacher, Miss Martha Jane Medlin, a dark haired, grey-eyed girl of fine Christian character and leadership. After a petition was circulated and sent to Washington, Miss Medlin was appointed in 1889, Martha’s first Post Mistress. Mail was brought here by stage coach from Texas.

On June 4, 1891, a flood which was accompanied by a terrible hail and electrical storm brought such high waters that it was necessary to move the cemetery from the Cummingham place just west of Martha to the present cemetery site. It was this time that Old Frazier was moved to the present location of ALTUS.

It was about the year 1889 that the Martha settlers were alarmed by the news that a band of Indians, five hundred strong, has camped east bank of the North Fork Red River, and were making merry in dance and feasting in preparations for the war path. The settlers brought available weapons to the Maddox blacksmith shop, strung barb wire across Bitter Creek, set guards to watch for the Indians, and waited anxiously. Soldiers from nearby Fort Sill were sent in to disband them and they moved on peacefully.

Union Sunday School met each Sunday in the school building with the Baptist’s Minister, T.F. Medlin and the Methodist’s Minister, J. T. Hosmer holding services on alternating Sundays. Martha is indeed proud of its wonderful heritage resulting from high moral standards set by the early settlers, who were courageous in the face of many crises.

Time has made many changes in Martha during the last 90 years. The grass covered prairie has turned into modern equipped farms and the dugouts have been left for modern homes. Good years and bad years have been on the calendar-years when the land produced more than a bale of cotton to the acre and again when it was so dry that the birds died of thirst.

The school, too, has made many changes since the dugout days, becoming an accredited High School in 1917. In 1920, the districts of Orient, Wheatland, Center, and Martha formed Martha Consolidated District No. 9, and the bus transportation was begun. The present brick building, with its many facilities, was constructed in 1930. Martha lost its high school in the year 1967.

Martha is justly proud of its alumni that have gone on to make their contribution to nearly every part of the globe. Only eternity will reveal the full extent of this vast influence on mankind.

This history was prepared for a reunion of Martha grads in about 1975.

Oran Stroud Lanham completed his schooling in Martha. At the age of 15 he drove a school bus for two years, was a top flight student and was a recognized tennis player for the school team.

At one time Martha had: A school, 4 cotton gins, drug store, 3 grocery and general merchandise stores, 4 service stations, 2 garages, 2 blacksmith shops, bank, cafe, lumber yard, feed and seed store, telephone co., post office, Methodist and Baptist Church.

a black and white photo of a church
Figure 12. Methodist Church in Martha Okla. This church no longer stands.

Clifford W Lanham’s grandparents, T. B. Lanham had his house about a quarter of a mile from the church. Cliff Lanham grew up in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s and spent much time at the small farm and residence of his Grandparents. He has many cherished memories of his experiences on the farm and with his grandparents.

Statehood

Table 1. (Colony) Statehood
No. to enter State Date Originated Date Entered Capital

(9)

1

Delaware

1638

1787

Dover

(10)

2

Pennsylvania

1643

1787

Harrisburg

(2)

3

New Jersey

1618

1787

Trenton

(13)

4

Georgia

1733

1788

Atlanta

(7)

5

Connecticut

1631

1788

Hartford

(3)

6

Massachusetts

1620

1788

Boston

(6)

7

Maryland

1631

1788

Annapolis

(12)

8

South Carolina

1670

1788

Columbia

(4)

9

New Hampshire

1623

1788

Concord

(1)

10

Virginia

1607

1788

Richmond

(5)

11

New York

1624

1788

Albany

(11)

12

North Carolina

1650

1789

Raleigh

(8)

13

Rhode Island

1636

1790

Providence

14

Vermont

1791

Montpelier

15

Kentucky

1792

Frankfort

16

Tennessee

1796

Nashville

17

Ohio

1803

Columbus

18

Louisiana

1805

Baton Rouge

19

Indiana

1800

Indianapolis

20

Mississippi

1817

Jackson

21

Illinois

1818

Springfield

22

Alabama

1819

Montgomery

23

Maine

1820

Augusta

24

Missouri

1821

Jefferson

25

Arkansas

1836

Little Rock

26

Michigan

1837

Lansing

27

Florida

1845

Tallahassee

28

Texas

1845

Austin

29

Iowa

1846

Des Moines

30

Wisconsin

1848

Madison

31

California

1850

Sacramento

32

Minnesota

1858

St. Paul

33

Oregon

1859

Salem

34

Kansas

1854

Topeka

35

West Virginia

1863

Charleston

36

Nevada

1864

Carson City

37

Nebraska

1867

Lincoln

38

Colorado

1876

Denver

39

North Dakota

1889

Bismarck

40

South Dakota

1889

Pierre

41

Montana

1889

Helena

42

Washington

1889

Olympia

43

Idaho

1890

Boise

44

Wyoming

1890

Cheyenne

45

Utah

1896

Salt Lake City

46

Oklahoma

1907

Oklahoma City

47

New Mexico

1912

Santa Fe

48

Arizona

1912

Phoenix

49

Alaska

1959

Juneau

50

Hawaii

1959

Honolulu

Our Lanham Line - The Paternal Lineage

Our Lanham Paternal Lineage

Of Suffolk County, England ; Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Colorado, Kansas

Suffolk County, England

DescendantsOfRogerLanham
Figure 13. Descendants of Roger Lanham

See The Roger Lanham Family 1560 for details.

DescendantsOfJosiasLanham1590
Figure 14. Descendants of Josias Lanham
DescendantsOfJonathanLanham1630
Figure 15. Descendants of Jonathon Lanham

Suffolk County, England and Charles County, Maryland, Colonies

DescendantsOfJohnLanham1661
Figure 16. Descendants of John Lanham

See The John Lanham Family 1661 for details.

Prince George County, Maryland

DescendantsOfThomasLanham1700
Figure 17. Descendants of Thomas Lanham

Prince George’s, Frederick, and Montgomery County Maryland

DescendantsOfStephenLanham1726
Figure 18. Descendants of Stephen Lanham

Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky

DescendantsOfThomasLanham1757
Figure 19. Descendants of Thomas Lanham 1757

Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and Texas

DescendantsOfSylvesterLanham1790
Figure 20. Descendants of Sylvester Lanham
DescendantsOfCHLanham1813
Figure 21. Descendants of Curtis Harden Lanham

Missouri and Texas

DescendantsOfHiramDemarcusLanham FromPAFreports
Figure 22. Descendants of Hiram Demarcus Lanham

Texas and Oklahoma

DescendantsOfTBLanham FromPAFreports
Figure 23. Descendants of Thomas Berry Lanham

Texas and Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Germany and Texas

New York, Colorado, Pennsylvania

The Roger Lanham Family 1560

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Hand drawn Family Tree
Figure 24. Roger Lanham Family Tree

There is good reason to believe that Roger Lanham, born at Burgate, the next village over from Wortham, Suffolk, England was the Father of Josias, [1] baptized 9 April 1590. This would be the same Josias and Mary Tibbold.

Roger LANHAM [1] was born about 1560 in Burgate, Suffolk, England. He was christened on 28 Dec 1587. He died on 28 Jun 1617 in ,Suffolk, England.

Roger married Bridget FULCHER on 14 Nov 1583. Bridget was born before 1583.

They had the following children:

  1. Son, Robert LANHAM was born about 1584 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. He was baptized on 10 November 1588 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England.

  2. Son, Stephen LANHAM was born before 1587. He died about 30 Nov 1587. He was buried on 30 Nov 1587 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England.

  3. Son, Josias LANHAM [1] was born about April 1590 in Burgate, Suffolk, England. He was christened on 09 Apr 1590 in Burgate, Suffolk,, England. He died in ,,, England. Josias married [1] Mary (Maria) TIBBOLD on 14 Feb 1621/1622 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. Mary was born [1] about 1588 in ,,, England. She died about 1633.

  4. Daughter, Maria LANHAM was born about 1592 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. She was christened on 12 Nov 1592 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England.

  5. Son, David (Davidus) LANHAM was born about 1595 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. He was christened on 14 Apr 1595 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England.

A search of Burgate circa 1560 for the baptism of Roger Lanham who married Bridget in 1583 was conducted, but nothing was found.

Roger LANHAM died in June 1617 and was buried 28 June 1617.

Records searched included:

  • Parrish register: WORTHAM index 1538-1716, baptisms 1650-1665, marriages 1650-1660, burials 1684, 1702/3, 1652 -1658.

  • Parrish Registers: BURGATE baptism and burials 1652-1658, marriages 1583, baptisms 1583-1603, 1560-1583

  • Boyd’s marriage Index: SUFFOLK males 1500-1600.

  • Parish registers: WORTHAM baptisms 1590-1605 burials

  • Index to wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury: 1354-1700, 1660-1857.

The Josias Lanham Family 1590

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Hand drawn Family Tree
Figure 25. Josias Lanham Family Tree

Josias LANHAM [2] [3] was born about 1590 in Burgate, Suffolk, England. He was baptized 9 April 1590, in England, Suffolk County , in the village of Wortham.

Josias married [2] Mary (Maria) TIBBOLD on 14 Feb 1621/1622 [4] in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. Mary was born [2] about 1588 in England. She died about 1633.

More research is needed on her ancestors.

They had the following children:

  1. Son, Robert LANHAM [5] ( Robertus in the Latin records) was born on 14 Feb 1622/1623 in Wortham, Suffolk, England.

  2. Daughter, Sarah LANHAM [5] was born on 09 Nov 1624 in Wortham, Suffolk, England.

  3. Daughter, Grace (Gratia) LANHAM was born on 10 Dec 1626 in Wortham, Suffolk, England.

  4. Son, Josias LANHAM was born on 19 Oct 1628. He died on 03 Jan 1701/1702. (not our direct line)

  5. Son, Jonathon LANHAM was born on 20 Mar 1630/1631. He died on 30 Sep 1725.

    This is our line.
  6. Daughter, Mary ( Maria) LANHAM was born on 13 Sep 1635 in Wortham, Suffolk, England.

The Jonathan Lanham Family 1630

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Hand drawn Family Tree
Figure 26. Jonathon Lanham Family Tree
JonathanLanham1629FanChart
Figure 27. Jonathon Lanham Fan Chart

Jonathon LANHAM [6] was born on 20 Mar 1630/1631 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. He died on 30 Sep 1725 in Eye, Suffolk,, England.

Jonathon married [6] Mary MARSH [6] on 01 Sep 1659 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. Mary was born about 1632 in Redgrave Suffolk County, England. Mary was baptized on 31 Dec. 1663, in Wortham. She died on 14 Jan 1704/1705 in Eye, Suffolk, England.

They had the following children:

  1. Son, John LANHAM [6] was born on 18 May 1661 in Wortham, Suffolk,, England. and immigrated to Maryland 1678. John would be a first cousin of Josias and Barbara Ringgold. John married UNKOWN [6] [7] in Mar 1689 in , Prince Georges, Maryland. He died after 1745 in Prince Georges, Maryland. See The John Lanham Family 1661 for details.

  2. Daughter, Mary LANHAM was born on 31 Dec 1663 in Wortham, Suffolk County England. .

One Mary Lanham came into the Providence of Maryland in 1678. We are not sure if she is the same Mary.

The John Lanham Family 1661

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Figure 28. John Lanham Family Tree

John Lanham was born 18 May 1661, in Wortham, Suffolk County, England, a son of Jonathan and Mary (Marsh) Lanham of Redgrave, Suffolk County, England. [8]

John Lanham landed in Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, May 1678, he came to Maryland as an importation of Col. Benjamin Roser, in the ship Dover of London, Capt. John Harris, Commander. John had been the servent of Michael Ashford. [9]

He paid for his passage by being an indentured servant for five years. Not much is known about John Lanham. He was called the founder of the so-called "Piscataway" Lanhams. In 1697 John Lanham secured the A brand for himself, his sons, and their livestock.

I had originally and incorrectly listed Dorthy Burch as the wife of John Lanham (b. 1661) for many years. I have been challenged on that to show evidence and I have none so far. My earlier data was based on another person’s family history about which I have verified no data.[10] There may be evidence he married a SHAW.

John married UNKNOWN in 1689. There is no record of death of John in Prince George County, Maryland. Records indicate that they had at least four sons: John Jr. (b. abt. 1690), Thomas Lanham (b. abt. 1695), Richard (b. abt. 1697), and William (b. abt. 1699).

While no one document has been found ( yet) listing all of John and wife’s children, there may be indications that a Ralph Lanham may have been child of John. [11]

John Lanham appears before the Nov. 1697 court with three sons: John, Richard, and Thomas and recorded their marks for cattle and hogs that were grazing on common ground and mixed with others. There are numerous accounts of John Lannam in the Prince George County, Maryland (1696-1699) court records i.e. 1696: p 57,58; 1697, p 283; 1698, p 350, 432,436. In a deposition of 8 June 1725 he gave his age as 65.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, John LANHAM was born in 1690 in Prince Georges, Maryland and married Mary Dickenson. They had nine children. See the John Lanham Family 1690 for details.

(ii.) Son, Richard LANHAM, was born in Maryland ca 1697 and married Winifred/Winefred JENKINS, daughter of Emoch Jenkins (d. abt 1734). See The Richard Lanham Family 1697 for details. (1) Edward Lanham, was born 1731 in Prince Georges County, and married Susannah Page, 21 February 1758. Susannah was born 16 January 1732, a daughter of Daniel and Mary Drane Page.

Edward was in the Army during the Revolutionary War and is documented in the DAR Patriot Index.

 Duncan Mackdaniel 79.225 Prince Georges f9.92, 18 Oct 1762
 Appraiser: Edward Lanham Sr.
Sappington shows up in the same above probate record.

Edward Lanham 89.313 Prince Georges f447.5.9, 6 Aug 1766 - 7 Aug 1766

Appraisers: Francis King, Ignatias Fenwick, Jr.

Creditors: James Marshall, Alexander Ross

Next of Kin: Mary Lower, James Lanham

Administratrix: Catherine Lanham

Source: Prerogative Court of Maryland

Susannah’s Will dated 19 January 1797, and proved 28 July 1797, listed beneficiaries as: George Horatio Lanham, Joseph Eden Priest, Cassandra Humphreys, Marcy Ann Cretin and Elizabeth Smith.

They had three sons and four daughters: Richard, Marcy (Marcia) Ann, Robert, daughter, Mary, Elizabeth, George Horatio Lanham and Zachariah.

(1a) Richard Lanham, born 1760.

(1b) Marchy Ann (Marcia Ann) Lanham, born 1754, and married John Cretin (Cratin) 21 February, 1783. John was a Lt. in the War. They moved to Wilkes County, Georgia, where they died. (Claimed to be buried in Locast grove Catholic Cem. in Sharon, Wilkes Co.

(1c) Robert Lanham, born 1765.

(1d) Daughter Lanham, married Joseph Clarkson, they had a son, Samuel Clarkson.

(1e) Mary Lanham, was born 1769, and married a Mr. Humphreys, they had a daughter, Cassandra Humphreys.

(1f) Elizabeth Lanham, was born 1772, and married Robert Smith, 5 September 1785.

(1g) George Horatio Lanham, born 30 August 1774, and married Sempronia (Saphronia) Hamilton in 1800, was born 18 November 1777 and died 1 November 1851. George Horatio died 22 January 1844, St. Louis County, Missouri. They had nine children:

  • Plilny Lanham, unmarried.

  • Edward L. Lanham, married Martha Edelin, had 7 children.

  • Eleanor Ann Lanham, was born 1806, died 1841. Married John Shannon, had four children.

  • Susannah Page Lanham, born 1808, died 1895. Married William Bryan 28 February 1827 and had 9 children.

  • Charlotte Lanham, married No. 1, Levin Edelin, and had 3 children, No. 2, John Shannon had four children.

  • Mary Eleanor Lanham, born 1813, died 1837, married Edward H. Bryan, had 1 child.

  • Thomas Daniel Page Lanham, born 15 August 1815, died 1886 married Catherine Humphrey, 19 October 1843, had 4 children.

  • Philip Stuart Lanham, born 1817, died 1893, married Sarah Louisa Bunbury, had 9 children.

  • Sempronia Hamilton Lanham, born 1819, married George Washington Coons, 29 January 1838, had 6 children.

(2) Rachel Lanham, married Ignatius Mitchell 1738.

(3) Charity Lanham, married Thomas Blacklock 1738, in the 1776 census of Montgomery County (MD) showed one son and two daughters in the household.

(4) Ann Lanham, married No. 1, William Clements in 1742, No. 2 Enoch Jenkins in 1770, and they had four sons and two daughters' Richard, Mary, John, William, Josias and Winifred Jenkins.

  • (4a) Richard Jenkins

  • (4b) Mary Jenkins

  • (4c) John Jenkins

  • (4d) William Jenkins

  • (4e) Josias Jenkins

  • (4d) Winifred Jenkins

(5) Mary Lanham

(6) Elizabeth Lanham, married William Hardy, they had one son, Benedict Hardy.

  • (6a) Benedict Hardy

(7) Zachariah Lanham

Edward died in Prince George’s County, 7 April 1791, Susannah died in Montgomery County, Maryland 28 July 1797.

John Lanham, 3rd 43.307, PG f387.90, 1 Aug 1750 - 17 Aug 1750

Appraisers: Joseph Pauch, John Tolson

Creditors: J. Lawrance for Edward Trafford, Esq. in Liverpool, Robert Wade for Rev. Henry Addision

Next of Kin: John Lanham Jr., Elegar Lanham

Administratrix: Sarah Lanham

Source: Preogative Court of Maryland, 1748 - 1751

(iii.) William LANHAM, was born ca 1699 in Maryland and married Alice TOLBERT ( b. 31 Aug 1703), 15 January 1720/21. See The William Lanham Family 1699 for details.

(iv.) Son, Thomas LANHAM was born about 1695 in Prince Georges County, Maryland and married (1) Sarah "of Furlock"circa 1723.

This is our Lanham line.

(v.) Son, John likely had a fifth son, Ralph LANHAM [8] Ralph married Elenor Jones on 21 Feb 1720 [9]. Ralph presumably produced Richard Lanham, John Lanham, Zachariah, Nathan, Moses (d. abt. 1755) and Aaron Lanham [11]. Ralph’s inventory [8] mentions John Palmer, Jr. (married Mary Lanham in 1735, daughter of John Lanham, Jr. and Mary Dickinson) and Edward Lanham. A Ralph Lanham has been reported to have married a WHEAT [10].

The Thomas Lanham Family 1700 or 1701

Hand drawn Family Tree
Figure 29. Family Tree of Thomas Lanham
More research is needed for generations 5-7

Thomas Lanham, was born about 1700/1701, probably in Prince Georges (PG) Co., Maryland, a son of John Senior and his wife, and married Sarah "of FURLOCK' (maiden name unknown).

A family group record shown as an image
Figure 30. Family Group Record of Thomas Lanham

Thomas and Sarah Lanham had one son Stephen, and two daughters, Ellinor (Eleanor) and Mary Lanham. (St. John’s Piscataway Parish Register, page 271/2).

A Thomas Lanham is listed in the records in the records as owning a tract of land called "Sandy Thicket" in 1732 in PG Co. Thomas and Sarah transferred "Sandy Thicket" on March 1739 to a John Hawkens, Jr.

A Thomas Lanham Jr. is also listed as owning a tract of land called "Two Johns" on 1772 in Prince Georges County.

(i.) Daughter, Eleanor LANHAM, was born 10 April 1724.

(ii.) Stephen LANHAM, was born 28 May 1726 (Per the PG Co. and Montgomery Co. volumes of "Revolutionary Patriots"), and married (1) Leah UNKNOWN, and (2) Susannah (maiden name unknown). See The Stephen Lanham (1726) Family for details.

(iii.) Daughter, Mary LANHAM, was born 3 July 1728. (Reg. of King George Parish)

A Thomas Lanham, (perhaps a Thomas second marriage?), Planter of Prince George’s Co., conveyed to Martha Clarvo Pearson, a widow of Prince George’s Co, with whom he had a contact of marriage, all his estate, household goods, stock, slaves etc., April 20, 1751. Martha died 28 Dec 1767, leaving her husband Thomas Lanham, Priscilla and Catherine Jenkins, daughters of Francis Jenkins, servant Sarah Dunstan, nephew John Clarvo, Sr., who was named executor. The will was witnessed by Nathaniel Newton and Henry and John Walker {MWB 36:356 (Dearing)]. (See Prince George’s Co. deed PP: 114, 1751 and will WD1:356, 1767)(17 Apr1751, Lib PP Folio 115and Robert Barnes)(Mike Williams Lanham line.)

1776 census of ST. John’s and Prince George Parishes, Maryland shows the following:

 Thomas Lanham age 75
 Margaret age 55
 Boy age 7
Research question: Could this be wife No 3? OR is this Thomas Jr. (b.1709) son of John Jr.) who married Margaret?

The following is a sale. [12]

 Thomas Lanham Patt 100 acres Sandy Thickett......Know Ye that for & in consideration that Thomas Lanham of Prince George County in our sd providence of Maryland hath due unto him one hundred acres of land within our sd providence by virtue of a war't for that Quantity granted him the twenty fifth day of November Seventeen hundred & twenty Eight as appears in our land office........... We Do therefore hereby Grant unto him the sd Thos. Lanham all that tract or parcel of land called Sandy Thickett lying in the sd county & beginning at a bounded White Oak Standing on a White Gravelly point near Thomas Kendricks plantat'n & running thence South Six deg'rd .......... and now Laid out for one hundred acres of Land more or Less according to the Cert of Survey thereof taken & returned into our Land Office bearing date the Second day of Dec'ber Seventeen hundred & twenty nine and there remained.......To Have & To Hold the same unto him the s'd Thomas Lanham his heirs & Assigns for Ever ....... Yealding and paying therefore yearly ....... at the Citty of St Maries ............. the rent of four Shillings Ster in Silver or Gold ........ Given under our Great Seal of our providence of Maryland this twenty Sixth day of October Seventeen hundred and thirty two -WITNESS our trusty & well beloved Sam Ogle Esq'r ..... Sam'l ( Great Seal) Ogle Chan'r

 March 26, 1739, Thomas Lanham and wife Sarah of Prince George Co., Maryland, sold to John Hawkins, June for 1200 pounds of tobacco "all that Tract or Parcel of Land Called "Sandy Thickett" lying in the said county " near Thomas Kindricks plantation".

The above sale papers were signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Jno. Addison and George Frazer.

1836, Madison Co. Kentucky, a John Hawkins was a Justice of the Peace, where our Thomas Lanham lived.

The Stephen Lanham (1726) Family

Family Tree Drawing
Figure 31. Family Tree for Stephen Lanham
More research is needed for generations 5-7 of ancestors.

Stephen LANHAM, was born 28 May 1726, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, a son of Thomas and Sarah (maiden name unknown) Lanham, and married (1) Leah (maiden name unknown), and (2) Susannah (maiden name unknown) [13], born about 1730.

There is speculation that Leah may have been Leah BEALL. More research needed.

Stephen and Leah lived on a plantation, northeast of present day Washington, D.C., known as ―Mizpah / Misph‖ [14]

This was part of the estate of William Beall’s 500 hundreds acres called “William and Elizabeth”, plus 125 acres of vacant land adjoined to the 118 acres bought from Wm Beall. [14] The land being located in both Prince Georges County and Fredrick County. This portion of Fredrick County was later changed to Montgomery County. Portions of the plantation was probably the present day site of the Naval Base at White Oak.

On 7 Nov. 1766, Stephen and Leah convey to Elisha Hosinson, 53 ¾ acres, part of the tract called “ Mizpah”. [15]

Stephen is also mentioned 29 Aug 1777, mustered, 7th Company, Lower Battalion, Montgomery County, Militia. [16]

 Stephen Lanham (Lenham) of Prince Georges Co. Maryland served in Capt. Samuel Magruder‘s Co., Colonial Wars.

During the Revolutionary War Stephen signed the Oath of Fidelity in Montgomery Co., and is listed in 1778 as Stephen Lanum [16].

Stephen is also listed in the DAR ―Patriots‖ Index for Patriotic Service.

Stephen is mentioned in a 1780 bill of sale [17].

Bill of Sale for a Horse in 1780
 At the Request of Stephen Lanham the following Certificate of a stray was enrolled June 7th 1780. Prince George County June 3d 1780 Stephen Lanham Junior brought before me a stray horse of a Bright Bay Colour about thirteen hands high seems to be about thirteen years old has a Star on his forehead some Saddle Spots on his Back has a Bell on with a leather strap and a large Buckle branded on the Buttock and Shoulder with W C paces slowly.

 [signed] Chris R Lowndes.

At the Request of Stephen Lanham the following Bill of Sale was Recorded the 19th day of August 1789. [18]

 Know ALL men by these presents that I Archibald Lanham of Prince George County State of Maryland Planter for and the Consideration of Bail and Surity Rent entered  into for me loving Father Stephen Lanham as well as for other consideration me hereunto moving I have given Bargained and sold and by these Presents do give grant Bargain and sell unto the said Stephen Lanham all and Singular my stock of Horses Cattle Hogs and all my Household Furniture and plantation Utensils and all other goods and Chattles whatsoever either in my Possessions or in the Possessions of any other Person have and to hold the said bargains Premises unto the Said Stephen Lanham and his Executors Administrators and assign as his and their own proper Goods and Chattles forever in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this third day of August one thousand Seven Hundred and eighty nine

 Signed Sealed and Delivered In Presence of

 Archabald Lanham( Seal)
 Joseph Jones
 John A. Fakes 

On the back of which Bill of Sale was thus Endorsed Pr. Gs County 3 August 1789 

 Then Archibald Lanham Acknowledged the within Instrument of writing to be his act and Deed and the Goods and Chattles therein mentioned to be the Right & property of Stephen Lanham according to the true intent and meaning thereof.
                                                                                    
 Acknowledged Before

 R Cramprine

On 15 July 1806, Stephen sold “Mizpah”, 14 ¾ acres to John R. Bussard and Daniel Remmer of the District of Columbia. [19]

Stephen and Leah had 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters; Archibald, Jeremiah, Thomas, Stephen, Sarah, Mary Ann and Leah Lanham.

(i.) Son, Archibald LANHAM [20], was born ca 1751 and married No. 1, Jane HOSKINS, who was born ca 1755. Archibald Lanham died in 1813. They had six children. See The Archibald Lanham Family 1751 for details.

(ii.) Son, Jeremiah LANHAM [13], was born ca 1755 and married Barbara BENCE, daughter of Elizabeth Bence, Bladeburg, Maryland. He was listed in the 1790, census with a family consisting of himself and one other free white male of 16 years and upward, four free white females, including wife and six slaves. Jeremiah appears in the 1810 Census in Fredrick county, Virginia, pg. 717 as a male over 45 years old. At this census, he has five sons, five daughters, and six slaves. He was in Lewis County, West Virginia in 1815. The 1820 Census of Lewis County, Virginia shows Jeremiah with five sons and four daughters. The 1830 Census of Lewis County, Virginia shows Jeremiah between 60-70 years of age which would place his birth between 1750 and 1760.

  • This is Charles B. Lanham of West VA line. LANHAM GENEAOLOGY 1600-1997.

  • This is Shirley Mezger Lanham line.

(iii.) Son, Thomas LANHAM [13], was born in Prince Georges Co., Md., in 1757. He married PATIENCE SAPPINGTON perhaps near Wheeling, Virginia. After the Revolutionary War they moved to Madison County, Kentucky where they lived for some 50 years. (see The Thomas Lanham (1757) Family for details).

This is our Lanham line.

(iv.) Son, Stephen LANHAM [13] Jr., was born in Princes Georges Co. in 1760. He married Eleanor SELBY 4 October 1779 [dau of William and Martha Jenkins Selby] in Prince Georges Co. See The Stephen Lanham Family 1760 for details. Stephen died 31 May 1845, and is said to be buried on the farm near Otter Creek, Madison Co. KY. Stephen Lanham Revoluntionary War Pension, s30, 534, Certificate 30, 902 issued 10 Dec 1836. Census 1840: Stephen LanKin ( Lanham) Male 80-89, female 80-89.

(v.) Daughter, Sarah LANHAM [13], was born ca 1753.

(vi.) Daughter, Leah LANHAM [13], was born ca 1761, and married Charles SELBY, 18 December 1787 in Prince Georges Co. St. John’s Piscataway Parish Register, Brumbaugh Vo 1, p131. They moved to Madison Co.,`Kentucky, and owned land adjoining Stephen on Otter Creek.

(vii.) Daughter, Mary Ann LANHAM [13], was born ca 1763. ( a Mary Ann Married Samuel Upton, 4 April 1790.) Moved to Monongalia County, VA. They had at least 9 children.

On 7 November 1766, Stephen and Leah Lanham of Frederick County, Maryland, conveyed to Andres Scholfield 41 1/4 acres, part of the tract called "Mizpah".

After Leah died Stephen married No. 2, Susannah [21] (maiden name unknown), about 1790. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters: Walter, Samuel, Margaret, and Ruth Lanham.

(viii.) Son, Walter LANHAM - Montgomery Co., MD Will L2:90, 25 June 1806

(ix.) Son, Samuel LANHAM, was born 1802, in P.G. Co. MD. Montgomery Co., MD Will L2:90, 25 June 1806

(x.) Daughter, Margaret LANHAM, born about 1794. Margaret married Henry Beall in 1815, and moved to OHIO.

(xi.) Daughter, Ruth LANHAM, ca 1806, Montgomery Co., MD Will L2:90, 25 June 1806, probated 9 Sep 1806.

In 1790 when the first census of the new United States of America was enumerated, Stephen Lanham was recorded in Montgomery County, Maryland, his household then consisting of himself, wife and one slave.

On 23 Dec 1794, Stephen and wife Susannah his wife conveyed to Andrew Scholfield 41 ¼ acres, part of “Mizpah” lying in Prince George County, Maryland, for a Mill Dam on Great Paint Branch. [22]

From the above information it is estimated that Stephen and Susannah married about 1790.

In consequence of old age and feeble health Stephen Lanham’s deposition was taken at his home in Madison County, KY, 4 June 1806, by John Hawkins a Justice of the Peace I and for the county. (source citation needed)

The will of Stephen Lanham, Sr., filed in Montgomery Co., Maryland, Wills, Libedr E. Folio 336-337, is dated 25 June 1806, proved 9 September 1806, as follows: [23]

stephenLanham1726Will
Figure 32. Stephen Lanham’s Will Probated 9 Sep 1806
Text of Stephen Lanham’s Will [23]
 IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I Stephen Lanham of Montgomery County and state of Maryland being very weak of body, `but of a perfect mind and memory thanks to God for the same and calling to mind that it appointed once for all men to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is the Say, Principally and first, I recommend my Soul into the hands of him that gave it formerly trusting in his mercy and my body to the earth to have a Christian Burial and as touching my worldly Estate what it hath pleased God to bless me with, I Give and devise and Dispose of in manner and form following that is to Say in the first place after all my Just debts are paid then I Give and Bequeath to my beloved son Archibald the sum of five Shillings Sterling and no more - then I will and bequeath to Six more of my beloved Children namely, Sarah, Jerimiah, Thomas, Stephen, Leah, and Maryann five Shillings Sterling to each of them and no more , then to beloved wife Susannah, I will and bequeath one third part of my Estate both real and personal during her natural live and at her death to be equally divided between my four beloved children, namely Walter, Samuel, Margaret and Ruth, and it is my Will and desire that each of my beloved Children, namely Walter Samuel, Margaret, and Ruth to be paid their part at the day of Marriage or when they Shall come of age that is the Girls at the age of Sixteen and the boys at the age of Twenty One and further it is my Will and desire that all my Estate that I have willed and bequeathed to my beloved wife Susannah to be Equally divided between my four children, namely, Walter, Samuel, Margaret and Ruth after her death and lastly I appoint Institute and ordain my beloved wife Susannah and James Alexander Shaw my whole and Sole Executors and I do hereby renounce and revoke all former Will, and Testaments made by me and do hereby acknowledge this to be my last WIll and Testament in this presence of the undersigned witnesses and dated this Twenty-Fifth day of June in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and Six. It is further my will and desire and do hereby Give and bequeath Twenty Dollars to each of my Sons, Namely, Walter and Samuel for their education

 Witness

 James W. Perry
 Basis M Perry mark
 Jno R. Bussard
 His Mark - Stephen Lanham (SEAL)

 Montgomery County Sct. On the 9th day of September 1806, came James W. Perry and Basis M. Perry, two of the Subscribing Witnesses to the Within Last Will and Testament of Stephen Lanham late of Montgemery County deceased and severally made Oath on the Holy Evnagels of the Almighty God that they did see the testator herin named Sign and Seal this Will and that they heard him publish pronounce and Declare the Same to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their Aprehension of Sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that they Respectively Subscribed their names to this Will as Witnesses in the presence and at the Request of the Testator and in the presence of each Other. And also in the presence of Jno R. Bussard and the other Subscribing Witness hereto

 Certified by Saml. Turner Register

Stephen is also mentioned in a patent. [24]

 PATENT

 Mr. Stephen Lanham
 Frederick & S.
 his Patent 229 Acres
 Mizaph
 Ex'd.

 KNOW YE THAT WHEREAS STEPHEN LANHAM of Princes George County by his Humble Petition to his Lordships Agent for Management of Land Affairs within this Province did set forth that he was seized in fee of and in One Hundred and Eighteen acres part of a tract or parcel of land called the Williams and Elizabeth lying and being in Frederrick County Originally on the third day of November Anno Domini Seventeen Hundred and Twenty Two Granted unto a certain Williams Beall for Five hundred acres under New Rent Contiguous to which the Petitioner has discovered some Vacant Land and being Desirous to Add the same- Humbly prayed a Special Warrant to Resurvey his Part of the aforesaid Tract for that Intent and Purpose and that on return of a Certificate of Such Resurvey he making good Rights to the Vacancy Added and Complying with all other Requisites usual in Such cases might have our Grant of Confirmation issue unto him for that Purpose did issue but the said warrant not being executed within the Time therein Limited it was on the twenty fourth day of January Seventee hundred and Sixty one Renewed and Continued in force for six months Longer from that Date. In Pursuance whereof it is Certified into our Land Office that hid Part of the aforesaid Trac or Parcel of Land is Resurveyed by which it appears the same Contains the Quantity of One Hundred and Four Acres of Vacant Land Added for which Said Surplus and Vacancy he has paid and Satisfied unto Edward Lloyd Esquire our present Asent and Receiver General for our use as well the sun of two Shillings and Nine Pence half Penny Sterling Caution for the said Vacancy according to Charles Lord Baronof Baltimore our Great Grand Father of Noble Memory his Instructions to Charles Carroll Esquire his the Agent bearing Date of London the Twelth day of September Seventeen hundred and Twelve and Registered in our Secretarys Office of our Said Providene Teogether with a Paragraph of our Dear Fathers Instructions bearing Date of London the Fifteenth day of December Seventeen hundred and thirty eight and Registered in our Land Office.

 We do therefore hereby Grant and Confirm unto him the Said Stephen Lanham all that his Part of the aforesaid Tract or Parcel of land now Resurveyed with the Vacancy added and Surplus Included reduced into one Entire Tract and now called Mizpah. Beginning at the end of the Eighteenth Line of the aforesaid Land called the William and Elizabeth it being the Original Beginning of the aforesaid Part and running thence North Eighty degrees West Eighty Perches North twenty five Degrees East Fifty two Perches South Eighty Degrees West Eighty four Perches North twenty two Degrees West thirty four Perches North five Degrees East forty Eight Perches North Eighteen Degrees East forty Eight Perches North Eighty Degrees West twenty one Perches South seventy six Degrees West Sixty four Perches South ten degrees West Sixty Perches south thirteen Degrees East one hundred and two Perches South sixty degrees West fourty Perches North eighty six degrees West fifty two Perches South Seventy Six Perches South thirty Degrees West twenty Perches North Eighty Eight Degrees East Ninety Perches North forty Eight degrees East forty one Perches East Seventy Perches then by a straight line to the Beginning and Containing and now laid out for two hundred and twenty nine acres of Land according to the Certificate of Survey thereof taken and returned into our Land Office bearing date the thirteenth day of July Seventeen hundred and Sixty one and there Remaining together with all Rights Profits Benefits and Privileges thereunto belonging Royal Mines Excepted TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same unto him and the said Stephen Lanham his Heirs and Assigns for ever to beholden of Us and our Heirs as of our Manor of Congocheige in fee and Common Soccage by fealty only for all manner of Services Yielding and Paying therefore Yearly unto Us and our Heirs at our Receipt at our City of Saint Marys at the two most usual feasts in the Year Viz't.

 The Feast of the annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Arch angel by even and equal Portions the rent of nine Shillings and Two Pence Sterling in Silver or Gold and for a Fine upon every upon every Alienation of the Said Land or any Part or Parcel thereof one whole Years Rent in silver or Gold or the full Value thereof in such Commodities as we and our Heirs or such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed by Us and our Heirs from Time to Time to Collect and Receive the Same shall accept in Discharge thereof at the Choice of Us and our Heirs or such Officer or Officers aforesaid - PROVIDED THAT if the said Sum for a fine for Alienation and the said Alienation entered upon Record either in the Provincial Court or County Court where the same Parcel of Land lieth within one month next after Such Alienation then the said Alienation shall be void and of no Effect.

 GIVEN UNDER our Great Seal of our Said Province of Maryland this ninth day of September Anno Domini Seventeen hundred and Sixty four WITNESS our trusty and well beloved Horatio Sharpe Esquire lieutenant General and Chief governor of our Said Province of Maryland and Chancellor and Keeper of the Great Seal thereof

 The Great Seal
 HORATIO SHARPE

Stephen died after 25 June 1806 when he executed his will, and before to 9 Sep 1806 when his will was probated [25] [23].

After Stephens death in 1806, his wife Susannah married a Joshua Doyle/Dial/Dyel in 1807. They both moved to Ohio. A church record in Perry Co. OH stated that Margaret Lanham and husband Henry Beall were Susannah and Joshua’s sponsors. Margaret and Henry Beall named their son Joshua Doyle Bell. [26]

The Thomas Lanham (1757) Family

Link to our Lanhams
  1. Direct line

Hand drawn Family Tree
Figure 33. Thomas Lanham Family Tree
ThomasLanham1757FanChart
Figure 34. Thomas Lanham’s Four Generations Fan Chart
More research is needed for all the spouse family lines.

Thomas LANHAM was born in Prince George County, in the Colony of Maryland in 1757, a son of Stephen and Leah (maiden name unknown) Lanham.[27]

Thomas was living with his parents on a plantation called "Mizpah", part in Prince George County and part in Montgomery County, located just northeast of present day Washington D.C., at the beginning of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Thomas enlisted at a public muster with 6 or 8 other young men, as a private in the spring of 1776. His enlistment site was about six miles from Bladensburg on the main road from Bladensburg to Baltimore, this probably was Vansville, which is todays Beltsville, Maryland, on Route 1 between Washington D.C. and Baltimore. He served under Captain Rezin Beal, who later became a general, and is buried at St. Johns Church in Beltsville, and Colonel Smallwood, also later a General, who is buried at Smallwood Retreat, a Historic Landmark in Charles County Maryland. Shortly after enlisting, the Company including Thomas, marched into PORT TOBACCO, on the Potomac River, where he was stationed for about 18 months. After about a year he was attacked with smallpox, which broke out among the troops. It was said that Lord Dunmore had sent a man infected with the disease among the troops to spread it. His company was marched from Port Tobacco, leaving only the sick who were unable to go. After leaving the hospital he was nursed and remained in the home of the Lucket’s until his parents came and carried him back home. On account of this poor health he was never called back into service.[28]

Thomas married Patience SAPPINGTON, born April 1760, a daughter of John and Margaret Sappington. [29]

PatienceSappingtonFanChart
Figure 35. Patience Sappington’s Four Generation Fan Chart

Perhaps after 1778, Thomas struck out for the Wheeling Virginia area in what is now West Virginia. At that time "The Disputed Territory" was claimed by both Virginia and Pennsylvania. Thomas Lanham did not mention in his pension claim that he also served in the Western Frontier Militia. He served in the Western Frontier Militia Company of Weirton as a , 7th Class in Capt. Edmund Baxter’s Company.  His name on Baxter’s Militia Company roster was spelled Thomas Lannum.  The Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. V. ,pp 681-2 is erroneously labeled “County of Chester”. 

This militia company also had many of Thomas’ future relatives assigned to this company.  Sgt Hartley Sappington, 1st cousin to Capt. Edmond Baxter was on hand.  Hartley’s pension application also mentioned services at the Moravian Massacre, and Crawford’s defeat. Hartley’s father John Sappington, was in the middle of the Logan Massacre of 1774, which lead to the Dunmore War.  Look at Sappington section of this book for more details.  John Sappington jr. was also a 7th Class as was brother James a 8th Class.  Hartley, James and John Sappington were brothers of Patience Sappington, wife of Thomas. Thomas was a member of this company sometime between 1781-1782, and perhaps could have been a member prior to 1780 and or after 1782. 

It is still in question whether Thomas and Patience were already married yet. We have not yet determined Thomas and Patience’s marriage date and place of marriage. 

John Sappington, father to Patience, had a fortified home one and half (1.5) miles from the mouth of Harmon Creek in Weirton, (present West Virginia) which was referred to as the Sappington Fort.  It appears that this block house was located on or near a stream named after the Sappingtons’ as Sappington Run.  Patience’s brother, John Jr, married to Jemina Fowler, had a farm down on the Cross Creek, six miles below John Sr. place near Sappington Run.  Weirton, West Virginia is located 23 miles north of Wheeling with the Harmon Creek running through the town and emptying into the Ohio River.[30]

Many of Capt. Edmond Baxters’ men (some 15) of the 73 on the company roster ultimately ended up in Kentucky and many residing in Madison County, Kentucky.  Some of the future relatives would be the Sappingtons, Baxters, Fowlers and Mc Queen and Selby.

Patience’s father, John Sappington, went to Madison Co., Kentucky as early as 1778.   John is listed among those at George Boone’s Station, 1780, near Foxtown, now Whitehall, approximately 6 miles west of Fort Bonnesborough, which was established by Daniel Boone in 1775.

A Joshua McQueen and his wife Margaret Baxter McQueen, moved to Hoy’s Station in Madison County, KY about 1785, and settled alone side the families of Hoy, Crews, Sappington, Brown, Harris, Lanham and Blackwell.  Hoys Station was located on the dividing ridge between the Otter Creek and Tates Creek about nine miles from Boonesborough.  McQueen, thinks the Sappingtons and Lanham had been in this area hunting as far back as 1780. [31]

Thomas Lanham, Stephen Lanham, a brother of Thomas, Charles Selby who married Leah Lanham (Stephen) in Prince Georges Co., Maryland, the Baxters, Fowlers and other related families immigrated to Madison County, Kentucky probably about 1785/6/7. We find Madison County Kentucky Tax records in 1787, for Thomas Lanham.

 Lanham, Thomas 16/7 w/3 horses and four cows. 

The Sappingtons’ are also taxed.

 Sappington, James 19/7 3 horses and 5 cows.
 Sappington, John Sr.  19/7 6 horses and 4 cows. Sappington John Jr.

Mr. Hass goes into bloody detail as to the Indian Wars in the Disputed areas of Western Pennsylvania and Kentucky. John Sappington, Thomas and Archibald ( brothers) Lanham were in this area in the 1780 time frame. The dangers of the frontier were real and affected all the early settlers of the disputed area.[32]

Thomas Lanham did not mention in his pension claim that he also served in the Western Frontier Militia, but he also served in the Western Frontier Militia, but he served in the 7th Class in Capt. Edmund Baxter’s Co., Associators and Militia with, Hartley, John Jr. and James Sappington, brothers of his future wife, Patience Sappington, and daughter of John Sappington Sr. and wife Margaret, and other kinsmen, Baxters, Fowlers and others. See The John Sappington Family for details.

Thomas purchased 290 acres, 27 July 1796, from Jacob Starnes and wife Elizabeth; land that lay in Madison County on the south side of the Kentucky River about 6 miles from Fort Boonesborough "on the Dividing Ridge between Hinds and Jacks Creek.[33] The Sappingtons were also on Otter Creek, but by 1807, only James Sappington, brother to Patience was left in the county. In 1809, Thomas Lanham bought 50 Acres on Jack Creek in Madison Co. from Anderson Searcy.[34] In September 1834, Thomas bought 25 ¼ more acres in Hinds Bend on the Kentucky River side.[35]

Extracts from a Revolutionary War Pension application show:

LANHAM, THOMAS (S30,534, Md Ser Ky Agcy)

Born 1757, Prince Georges County Maryland. On June 8, 1836 applied for pension, County of Madison, Kentucky, age 79, enlisted 1776, living on line between Prince Georges County and Montgomery County Maryland. (His brother Stephen Lanham, born Prince Georges Co., MD 1760). [36]

Thomas Lanham’s application for pension due to his service in the War for American Independence included the following facts:[37] Thomas Lanham and Revolutionary War Pension, also documented in the DAR "Patriots".

On June 8, 1836, Thomas Lanham said that he was about twenty-nine of age, born 1757 on this father’s farm which lay on the county line, partly in Prince George Co. and partly in Montgomery Co. MD. Stephen Lanham, Brother of Thomas, made deposition 4 June 1836 at his own home in Madison Co. KY, that he was born 1760 at his parents home, same location as Thomas.

Honorable James Simpson, presiding Judge of the Circuit Court for Madison Co. certified with great propriety that said applicant is a man of very excellent character.

The 1810 Madison County, Kentucky census listed the Thomas Lanham household as follows:

 2 males under 10 years, 2 females under 10 years, 1 male 10-16 years,
 3 females 10-16 years, 2 males 16-26 years, 0 females 16-26 years,
 0 males 26-45 years, 1 female 26-45 years, 1 male over 45 years,
 1 female over 45 years, no slaves

Thomas Lanham and John Sappington are both listed on the Historical Markers located at Fort Boonesborough, listing the early settlers and pioneers of Fort Boonesborough, who lived in the Fort or adjacent to it.

In an interview with Dr. John Sappington (son of James Sappington, Son of John Sr)--a doctor of horses—​according to the interviewer Dr. Draper in Madison County, KY, made a surprising, almost an unbelievable statement about Thomas Lanham, husband of his Aunt Patience Lanham. In recounting the story of the capture of his uncle John Sappington by Indians when with Thomas Lanham, George Brown, Jos. Durbin and four others she was out digging ginseng which Dr. Knight of Madison Co. Ky. was buying a good price to ship to China, he declared that even though Thomas Lanham was one of that party, and though he was forted up and in battles, and so much of his life trying to avoid the Indians; yet he never saw one!". Thomas Lanham was, at the time of this interview, John Sappington’s father-in-law as well as, his uncle by marriage, John Sappington having taken as his second wife in 1840 his cousin Sarah Lanham. This interview was at their home in Montgomery Co. KY in 1845. [31] [28]

The first wife of Dr. John Sappington (son of James Sappington, Son of John Sr) was Parthenia Hoy De Jarnette. [38] Since Family tradition states that Patience Sappington and her widowed mother lived with her brother James Sappington who lived on Otter Creek, Madison Co. KY, after the death of their father, John Sappington, Sr., it is assumed that Patience married Thomas Lanham [perhaps abt. 1778] in Madison Co. Ky. Though they would have been older after the removal of the Sappington family and Thomas Lanham from Ohio County in Western VA (Wheeling area) to Kentucky than usual in those days. No marriage record of Patience Sappington and Thomas Lanham has been found yet.

When Thomas made claim for his Revolutionary pension, Thomas stated he had resided in Madison "near fifty years". That would mean he went to KY about 1786, making him about twenty-six years old. In those days it would seem that the folks would be marrying much younger.

Stephen and Thomas did a fair amount of land surveying in Madison Co. Thomas Lanham, 4 Dec 1792, ordered to be appointed surveyor of road leading from the river to where the road leaves Hines Creek. [39]

In 1796, Thomas bought 290 acres of land on Jacks Creek in Madison Co. and in 1809 he bought another 50 acres on Jacks Creek. [40]

On October 1810, Thomas Lanham was appointed surveyor of a road leading from Jacks Creek to the intersection of the Stone Ferry Road. [41]

In 1815, Thomas Lanham bought 39 acres on Jack Creek from Nancy and Elijah Hawkins. [42]

In 1836, Thomas, Sr. bought from C.M. Clay and Wife – 59 1/4 acres on Hinds Creek. [43] Also in 1836 Thomas Lanham and Patience conveyed to Jno. Arvine 25 and one-quarter acres on Hinds Creek. [44]

Per L.P.Goodknight’s book, Lanhams and Patriots, there was much litigation of ownership of land alone the Hinds Creek. Even as late as 1806- 1817, Green Clay complaints and Thomas Lanham defendant were in litigation over bounds of land lying south side of Kentucky river about six miles from Boonesborough, known as Hinds Bent, which Lanham bought in 1796. Litigation was concluded in June 1812, when cost were equally divided between the two men. [45] [28]

Thomas and Patience (Sappington) Lanham may have had 17 children, 11 sons and 6 daughters [28] and other sources. Since most of the birth dates and deaths are unknown at this time the children names to follow may not be listed in sequence of age. To find and confirm the births of these kids has been a challenge for Oran S. Lanham and Clifford W. Lanham now for some 25 years.

Patience was born about 1764. Perhaps being married about age 20.

Research Question: Could Patience have some 17 children in the balance of her life? In other words could she have had kids up to 1814 --- age 50?

(i.) Daughter, Leah LANHAM, was born abt. 1785 and died abt 1830. She married James KENNEDY, 1 August 1804. Consent by Thomas, Father of Bride, Bondsman, Stephen [46]. They had at least six children: Amanda b. 1812, Thomas, b. 1815 Leah, b. 1816, Patsy M. b. ca 1820, James, Jr., b. 1823 and Mary/Polly. Mary/Polly, who married Thomas H. Ward. Mary and Thomas H. had a son, John Wesley Ward who married Anna Baxter, dau. of Andrew Jackson Baxter. See also The James Kennedy Family.

The 1830 Census; P. 139 shows Thomas Lanham, (father of Leah who married James Kennedy)

 Males – 1 fifteen and under twenty, 1 twenty and under thirty,
 1 seventy and under eighty (which would be Thomas, age 73).
 Females – two of fifteen and under twenty, 1 of twenty and under thirty, 1 of thirty and under forty, and 1 of fifty and under sixty (who would be Patience who I believe was born sometime between 1760-64).
 They show one male slave.

The census shows the next door neighbor was Richard Fowler who bought Thomas’ property after Thomas died. Others were Samuel Biggerstaff, James Parrish, and Nathaniel Oldham.

It is believed that Leah had died by 1830. On 25 Jan 1830, James (who could not write his name), sold his worldly goods to Thomas Lanham, including two featherbeds, a bolster and counterpain, a pot, a kettle, pair of pothooks, some glass, cupboard, table and six chairs, a chest, a grind stone and cooper tools. (His son was also a cooper and I suspect his grandfather, Thomas Lanham, gave him the tools his father had.) I can’t read all this document, but he mentions his executor. He may also have been collecting money to support his children. Of course, he could also have been headed for Tennessee. Indications are that James married a Mary West about 1840.

(ii.) Daughter, Mary (Polly) LANHAM was b.1793/4, KY d._. She married John WILKERSON, 7 December 1809. There was a Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkerson listed as part of the early settlers of Fort Boonesborough. They had at least one son, John C. Wilkerson. A Mary Wilkerson is found in the 1850 Madison County records, age 56, born, VA. This would be a birth of 1794, close to the date of posted birth. Her son is John C. Wilkerson, age 23 ( born 1827), Madison Co. and also children Francis, 20; and Susan, 15.

ThomasLanhamOKsPollysMarriage
Figure 36. Thomas Approved of their Marriage

(iii.) Son, James LANHAM, was b.1787, KY d._. He married Polly PARRISH , 22 July 1810. Noted in Green, Platte Co. MO in 1850., p 378 hh208. According to Madison Co. KY Deeds K, p. 496 he purchased a number of items for the amount of $50.00 and certified by brother Sylvester, 12 April 1815. They had at least two children: Colby, b. 1815 and America b. 1827. James and Polly may have also had a son, Thompson B. Lanham. Thompson B. Lanham is found on page hh.193, Green, Platt County, MO 1850. Thompson age 39, born 1811, KY married to Emeline, 35, born 1815, KY.

(iv.) Daughter, Margaret LANHAM, was b.1796, KY d._. She married Lephmiah Fowler , 29 December 1814 in Madison Co. Their Children were Thomas Fowler b. 1817, Wesley b.1824, Susey b. 1826, Sarah b. 1828 and a Mary b. 1829.

(v.) Son, Sylvester LANHAM, was born 1790, and married Jane (Jeanne) ESTES OF RICHMOND. See The Sylvester Lanham Family for details. Died 1863.

This is our line.

(vi.) Daughter, Jemima LANHAM, was b. abt 1800 d._. She married John S. MALOTT , 7 January 1818, St. Louis, MO. May have lived a few doors from sister Leah (Lanham) Kennedy. The Malott family has been found in Missouri including Nodaway, Green, Platte Co. and Clay Co. MO. Ancestry.com has a John S. Malott dying in Platte Co., MO in 1842.

(vii.) Son, Benjamin LANHAM, was b. abt. 1800/1 d. _. Madison Co. Order book W, p. 408, dated 4 June 1839. He was also listed on the Tax rolls 1831-1836, Madison Co. Benjamin married Susannah BAILEY 24 Aug. 1833. It appears that Benjamin (Lanom) may have been living with a James and Martha Samuels in Madison Co. in 1850.

Is this the same Benjamin?? This same person was again identified in Fayette Co. in 1860 living with a Samuel Pike family. It is not sure that he lived with this wife for it has been stated he was "idiotic", yet he did not reside in the Eastern State Hospital for the insane in Lexington.

The jury…​.. do find the said Benjamin Lanham…​.. has no land, or tenements, or slaves. He has about two hundred and thirty dollars in cash; notes in the hands of his brother Archibald Lanham. His nearest relation is his Father Thomas Lanham aged eighty- two years ( 82). The age of the said Lanham ( Benjamin) we find to be thirty - four (34) years. Archibald Lanham was appointed guardian of this brother, Benjamin’s estate and person, and on 5 June 1839, rendered his account to the court having received for Benjamin $311.00 [47] [48]

There must have been some hard times between Father Thomas and Benjamin for Dad only willed Ben the total sum of $1.00.[49]

(viii.) Daughter, Sarah LANHAM, was born 17 August 1798 and died 2 January 1884 in Montgomery Co.( Mt. Sterling), Ky. Sarah married a few days after her fathers death, to her cousin, Dr. John Sappington, son of James Sappington, son of John and Margret Sappington, a Veterinarian, 12 April 1840. This was Sappington’s second marriage. Sarah was awarded pension for John’s Service in the War of 1812 #22 - 203. Sarah was at least 48 years of age when she married which at that time was unusual. They had one child, Thomas Sappington who died very young and is buried with other members of the family at the Sappington - Parrish Family Cemetery near Mount Stering, Montgomery Co. KY. In 1860, John Sappington, owned one female, age 26. He also owned three boys, ages 48, and 2. Presumably this is the Hariett with three children. These are the only slaves he owned in 1860. Since he died in that year, it would be interesting to know what happened to Hariett and her children.

(ix.) Daughter, Elizabeth LANHAM, [50] was b. abt 1802/3 d. 1880. She married Weeden HAWKINS , 18 Aug. 1821(30 Oct 1821?) ( Thomas father of Bride) in Madison Co. Ky. In 1850, Elizabeth and Weeden are found in Honey Creek, Adams Co. Illinois. The birth of their children indicate that they went to Missouri by 1827 and then to Illinios by 1837. Their son Elijah apparently returned to Boone Co., MO. Weeden was born abt 1797/98 and died 3 May 1855. Elizabeth died in Boone Co. MO in 1880. Many of Elizabeth’s children appear in the census into the 1870s. Maybe the children never married or married later in life.

Children were:

  1. Paulina Hawkins b: ABT 1823 in Kentucky

  2. Zerelda E. Hawkins b: BET 1826-1828 in Missouri

  3. Eliijah S. Hawkims b: 30 Mar 1832 in Howard Co. Missouri

  4. Thomas Hawkins b: BEF 1834

  5. William W. Hawkins b: ABT 1840

  6. James M. Hawkins b: ABT 1842

  7. Robert B. Hawkins b: 1844 in Missouri

  8. Elizabeth J. Hawkins b: ABT 1844

  9. Louisa F. Hawkins b: ABT 1846

  10. Sidnet B. hawkins b: ABT 1848 in Missouri

(x.) Son, Archibald LANHAM, was born abt 1807, d. abt 1860 /70. He married Anna LLOYD (Loid), 25 May 1825 in KY. He was listed on the Tax rolls 1831-1836, Madison Co. Archibald and Anna sold their land on Jack’s Creek in 1847 to William Fox. (of the Foxtown Foxes). Archibald died probably in Owen Co. or Shelby Co. KY and Anna died in Decatur Co. Indiana after 1870. Children were:

  1. Amanda Lanham b. 16 Mar.1826. Amanda married Andrew Jackson Baxter, 11 Aug 1846.

  2. Lourinda Lanham b. 1828, Married Baxter, Anderson, 12 Aug. 1845, father of bride consent;

  3. Conny Lanham b. 1829

  4. Caroline Lanham b. 1833

  5. Tyre Lanham b. 1835, Tyre Washington Lanham married Mary Ann Baxter, dau of German T. Baxter of Fayette Co.

  6. Holliway Lanham b. 1837

  7. May Lanham b. 1840

  8. Mary Ann Lanham b. 1843

  9. Roxann Lanham b. 1848, m. Reuben Baxter, 1867, in Decatur, Indiana.

  10. Nancy Ellen Lanham b. 1849, m. William H. Baxter in 1865, Decatur, Indiana.

Archibald was the executor to his brother Jess in 1840.

Suzanne Thompson Hoffmann of Arizona is a direct descendent of Amanda. Suzanne has descendents from Archibald and Leah Lanham.

(xi.) Thomas LANHAM, was b.abt 1790. in KY d.__. In the 1830 census, Thomas Sr and Thomas Jr. both appear in that way. He is shown as 30-40, which also fits the guess of being born about 1790. There is a Thomas and Polly, 1830 census, that sold land to John Summers in 1830. The land was on Otter Creek, which was where Stephen, brother of Thomas sr. lived. Polly shows again in the 1865 census. She freed a slave named James in that year. Polly dies in 1868 leaving a will.

(xii.) Richard LANHAM, was born 20 Oct 1789, Madison, Kentucky [51], d. 29 April 1852 in Ashland, Boone, Missouri. He married 1st cousin Sarah Sappington born 4 Dec. 1798 in KY. [d/o Richard, son of John and Margaret Sappington], m. 29 Sep 1814 (appears to be married at age 16) in St. Louis, MO. Richard is buried in New Salem Baptist Church, Section 3, Township 46, Range 12 north of Ashland, Cedar Township, Boone County, Missouri. Richard most likely went to Missouri soon after Hartley and Stephen arrived in the territory. Richard appears in Boone County combined tax list, 1821 and 1825.[52]

1830 census, Lanham, Richard 5-130, Cedar Township.

1830 Richard Lanham is listed in the 1830-40 and 1850 census of Boone County, Missouri.

This is the area where Daniel Boone lived after leaving Madison Co., Ky. With them in 1850 is a daughter, age 25 or 35?

1840 census, Lanham, Richard 6-103, Cedar Township

1850 NARA M-432, Roll 392, census Boone Co, MO Dist No 8 p441, # 1567:

 Richard Lanham, age 60, m farmer, $1500, Kentucky; Sarah,49,f,KY: Nancy;
 35,f,Missouri; Mary A, 19,f, MO; Edwin, 13,m, MO; John W,11,m,MO; Eli
 E,9,m, Mo;Sarah f,7,f, MO.

In the Evans and Thompson, Wills and Administrations of Boone Co., MO, page 50: LANHAM, Richard - No 1105 - Admin. Robert Nichols, Admr. Gr. 8 June 1852. F.S. Sept 11, 1856.

Heirs - Sarah Lanham, w., Nancy T. Lanham, Cordelia Nichols,w. of Robert Nicols, Bradford Lanham, Margaret Sappington, w. of Overton Sappington, Mary A. Elvira T., Richard T., Edwin R., John W., Eli B., and Sarah F. Lanham.

In the Columbia Missouri Herald, 16 May 1902, p.20, 50 Years Ago DIED: Richardson LANHAM, 63. [53]

Marriage 1 Sarah Sappington b: 4 Dec 1798 in Kentucky Father: Richard Sappington b: BET 1756-1760 in possibly Maryland. Mother: Nancy Jones b: 7 Mar 1778 in possibly Madison Co. KY

Richard and Sarah Lanham’s 12 Children:

  1. Cordelia Lanham b: abt. 1821 in Missouri

  2. William Bradford Lanham b: 27 Jun 1822 in Missouri, d. 20 Dec 1885. Grave at Nashville Cementary, Boone Co. Mo.

  3. Nancy T. Lanham b: abt 1823 in Missouri

  4. Elizabeth R. Lanham b. abt 1826 in Missouri d. 10 Nov 1835

  5. Margaret Lanham b. 22 Nov 1824, d. 19 July 1863, New Salem Church Boone Co., MO

  6. Mary A. Lanham b: between 1831 -1832 in Missouri

  7. Elvira T. Lanham b. between 1832 - 1834 in Missouri, d. 15 July 1905

  8. Thomas R. Lanham b: 8 Mar. 1834 in Indiana or Missouri, d. 13 Jun 1909

  9. Edwin R. Lanham b: between 1837-1838 in Missouri

  10. John W. Lanham b: abt 1839 in Missouri

  11. Eli Bass Lanham b: 12 Jan 1840 in Missouri, d. 29 July 1916

  12. Sarah F. Lanham b: abt 1847 in Missouri

photograph of gravestone that is difficult to read
Figure 37. Richard Lanham’s Gravestone in Missouri

(xiii.) Hartley LANHAM, was born abt. 1782/3 died May 1841 in Bonhomme TPK or St. Ferdinand, St. Louis, MO . Said to be buried on Hiram Cordell’s farm [54]. Hartley went to Missouri very early. He was probably already in St. Louis when Louis and Clark started on their expedition in 1804. It appears he went to Missouri with the Sappingtons [John] relatives. In 1804, Governor James Wilkinson was governor of Missouri and was very unpopular. Wilkinson was involved in a number of scams and intrigues and was tried alone with Aaron Burr, charged with trying to take Missouri and the rest of Louisiana territory away from the United States, probably so he and burr could rule. Not sure as to whether Wilkinson was related to Wilkinson and Polly Lanham of Madison, KY in 1809. In 1804, a number of citizens of Missouri wrote a petition to President Jefferson, stating that they were perfectly satisfied with Wilkinson, the Governor. Among those who signed were Hartley, Thomas, and Richard Lanham and Zephaniah Sappington. To sign a petition one would think the signer would have to be at least age 18.

Hartley married Harriet Cordell, born 1783, the daughter of John Cordell , ( b.1749 Fauquier Co. VA, died 1799, St. Louis) and his wife Judth Blackwell, b. 1753, VA, d.1842, Missouri and then a second wife, Mary ( last name unk) about____. The children of Hartley and Harriett and Mary were: Hiram, Wilson, Hartley jr., Ellen, Sally, Fanny and Missouri. Hartley died in 1841.Mary Lanham remarried to a John J. Williams EX Book 434,197-200.

Stephen Lanham, brother of Hartley also married a Cordell, sister of Harriet.

See the separate chapter on Hartley Lanham toward the end of this collection.

(xiv.) Stephen LANHAM, was b.abt. 1780/3 in KY d. 1841, per probate, St Louis, MO. Like Hartley, he too married a Cordell. He married Mary Cordell sister of Harriet Cordell wife of Hartley Lanham. The St. Louis records stated that Stephen was born abt 1783. This would mean that he was one of the early children of Patience Lanham and perhaps named after Stephen (1726) Madison Co., KY, father of Thomas Sr. Lanham. Like Hartley, brother of Stephen, went to St. Louis very early maybe even with Hartley and the Sappington’s.

(xv.) Jackson LANHAM, was b. _ in KY ? d._. No birth or data has been found on a Jackson Lanham. [55]

Was there a Jackson son of Thomas and Patience Lanham? Work on this item is still in progress.
When O.S. Lanham compiled his first editions of this information he indicated that child xvi, Jackson Lanham, was in Casey Co, KY may have been our LANHAM. Actually this Jackson Lanham was Greenberry Lanham, born 18 Oct 1818 and not of Patience and Thomas Lanham There was a Green Lanham in 1820 and 1830 census in Madison Co. KY. Marriage records indicate a Green marrying a Mary G. Dixon, 24 Ap 1823. In the 1830 census this Green Lanham was 30-40 and had four boys and three girls.
Is this Patience and Thomas’s Green? As of 2006, research continues in this matter.

(xvi.) Jess LANHAM, was b.abt. 1808 in KY d. 1840. He was listed on the Tax rolls 1831 and 1836, Madison Co. Also listed as Bondman in Madison Co. Marriage Records, 1823- 1851. A Jess Lanham was the bondsman for Mary/Polly, daughter of James and Leah Kennedy, when she married Thomas H. Ward in 1824. There are no indications that Jess Lanham ever married.

Jess died the same year as his father, Thomas, 1840. His brother Archibald was the executor of his estate. Madison Co Will Book, H, p-262. His monitery positions consisted of $279.75 and debut of $86.53.5 and a balance of 195.22, 16 May 1840.

(xvii.) Green LANHAM was bd..   Not much is known about Green Lanham. There is a Green Lanham in the 1820 and 1830 census. The 1820 (146-8) census shows Green at age 16-25.   Would this place his birth at about 1795-1800? He is shown with two boys below age 9 and his wife between 16-25. Could he and his wife be the same age, estimated to be 20?   In the 1830 census( 144-26), Green is recorded as 022001 for males and 210001 for females. In other words he now has 4 boys and three girls.   Madison County marriage records show a Green Lanham marrying a Mary G. Dixon, 24 April 1823.   The marriage ages and the census do not seem to match up, so Green and Jackson Lanham are still on the research agenda to determine if these two boys were children of Thomas and Patience.   Thomas' Will shows Green as owing some $100.00. See Thomas Lanham’s Will.

On 4 Dec 1792 -Thomas Lanham was ordered to be appointed surveyor of a road leading from the river to where the road leaves Hines Creek.[56] On 6 Aug 1799 - Stephen Lanham surveyed road from middle of fork of Otter Creek and Asa Searcy was to allot the titles.[56]

On 4 May 1796 - Deed From Robert Tivis to Stephen Lanham and approved by John Sappington. On 6 Aug 1796 - Stephen and Thomas ordered recorded a deed from Jacob Starns to Aron Lewis also a deed from Jaccob Starns to John Sladens.

Thomas and Patience also sold some their land in the late 1830’s. On 7 June 1836, Thomas and Patience for $100.00 Conveyed to John Arvine 25 ¼ acre piece of property.[57] Madison tax records from 1787 show [58]:

 * 16 July - Lanham, Thomas  w/ 3 horses and 4 cattle
 * 16 July - Sappington, John Sr. and John Jr. 6 horses and 4 cattle
 * 19 July - Sappington, James  w/ 3 horses and 5 cattle

Thomas Lanham also exists in Madison County Tax records in 1787, 1788, 1789, 1791,(1792 T. Land), 1793, 1794, 1795, (1796, Stephen and Thomas) and again both in 1797 and 1799.[58] so we can trace him to Madison county, Kentucky during these years.

From this we know that John Sappington was with George Boone’s Station near Foxtown, now Whitehall as early as 1780. Thomas Lanham may have arrived in the area sometime between 1780 and 1787. The question remains as to when Thomas married Patience Sappington, dau. of John Sappington and their family arrival in the Boonesborough area.

The following historical records show property ownership transactions from Starns to Lanham.[59]

 This Indenture made this Twenty seventh day of July 1796 in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety six Between Jacob Starns, and Elizabeth his wife of the County of Madison in the State of Kentucky of the one part and Thomas Lanham of the County and State aforesaid of the other part.  Witnesseth that the said Jacob Starns and Elizabeth his wife for and In consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds unto them in hand paid by said Thomas Lanham, the receipt whereof is hereby Acknowledged have a bargained Sold and delivered and by these presents both bargain Sell and Deliver unto the said Thomas Lanham, his heirs and assigns forever a Certain tract or parcel of land Situate lying and being in the  said County of Madison and on the Dividing Ridge Between Hinds and Jacks Creek 292 acres being part of Thousand acres by Preemption Granted and the said Jacob Starns by Patent bareing date August one thousand Seven and eight Six and bounded as followed, Viz Beginning at an Elm on the north bank of Hinds Creek corner to Sladyens land in Lewis line thence east twenty five poles to Beeches in the Old preemption line and with the Same South four hundred and eighteen poles to the Old Corner and ash and Sugartree on a branch of Jacks Creek thence West one hundred and thirty four poles to a elm hickory locust and Walnut Sapling thence north two hundred and one pole to two elm Saplings in the head of a hollow thence Corner to Sladynes land and with his line North Sixty two degrees East fifty poles to two Sugartrees and white ash in the forks of a branch thence down said branch North thirty five degrees Twenty eight poles thence North Seventeen degrees east one hundred and forty six poles to the Beginning containing by Survey two hundred and ninety Acres of land with its appurtenance.  To have and to hold the said bargained Tract or parcel of land with its appurtenance unto the said Thomas Lanham his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jacob Starns and Elizabeth is wife for themselves their heirs executors and administrators or assigns the said Bargained Tract or parcel of land with its appurtenance against all persons whatever shall and will warrant and forever defend.  In Testimony whereof the said Jacob Starns and Elizabeth his wife hath hereupon set their hands and affix their Seal the day and year above written.
                                                                                      
 Jacob Starns                              
 Elizabeth Starns

 Signed Sealed and Delivered
 In Presence of

 John Lewis
 Steven Lanham
 Thomas West his Mark

 At a Court held for Madison County on Tuesday the 2nd day of August 1796. This Indenture was proved to be the act and Deed of Jacob Starns by the Oat of John Lewis Stephen Lanham and Thomas West Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded.
                                                                               
 Teste
 Will Irvine  C.M.C.
 State of Kentucky
 County of Madison

 I, J.B. Arnett, Clerk of the Madison County Court, do certify that the foregoing instrument of writing is a true copy of the DEED from Starns to Lanham which appears in Deed Book D, page 60 records of the Madison County Court Clerks office to which reference is hereby made.

 In Testimony Whereof, witness my hand as Clerk aforesaid, this  the 19th day February 1951.
                                                                                    
 Sign
                                                                                    
 J.B. Arnett

The following source document excerpts show additional property transactions from Lanham to Arvine. [59]

 This indenture made and entered into this seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty –six between Thomas Lanham and Patience his wife of the one part, and John Arvine of the other part of the County of Madison and the State of Kentucky, witnesseth.  That the said Thomas Lanham and patience his wife for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to them in hand paid the receipt whereof they doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained, sold, aliened and confirmed, and by these presents doth grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm unto the said John Arvine his heirs and assigne forever a certain tract of parcel of land, being and lying in the Hinds bend of the Kentucky River, containing by survey 25 ¼ acres and bounded as follows, to-wit, Beginning at two sugar trees on a hill side, supposed and said to be a corner to the land Jacob Starnes deeded to William South and the corner to John Arvin where a dogwood did stand, thence with the line of the South deed N 33E 20 poles, N54 E 36 poles, N  74  E  74 poles to a small dogwood on the top of the river clift, thence with the meanders of said clift, and river downwards N 68 W 18 poles West 20 poles N 66 ½  W 18 poles, S 82 W 26 poles S 71 ½ W 18 poles S 50 ½ W 24 poles S 42 W 42 poles S 27 W 16 poles to a large elm at the mouth of a deep gut on the bank of the river, corner to John Arvin, thence S 87 E 38 poles to the beginning.

 To have and to hold the said twenty five and one quarter acres of land with all the appurtenance thereunto belonging to the said John Arvin, his heirs assigned forever.  And  the said Tho’e Lanham and Patience his wife for themselves their heirs doth covenant and agree to warrant and forever defend the said tract of land with it appurtenances to the said John Arvin, his heirs and assigns. Against the claimor claims of all and every person whatever.

 In Testimony whereof the said Thomas Lanham and patience his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals this day first

 Richard White       
 Thomas Lanham
 Ja’s C. Caldwell
 State of Kentucky
 Madison County Sct

 I David Irvine Clerk of the Court for the County aforesaid do certify that this deed of conveyance was produced to me in my office on 29 day of August 1836 and proven to be the act and deed of Thomas Lanham by the oaths of Rich’d White and Ja’s C. Caldwell witnesses thereto and the same has been duly recorded in my office.

                                                                      Att. David Irvine C.M.C.C.

The following source data shows reference to Thomas Lanham, 1757, Madison County KY: Page 17. Thomas appointed to Lieutenant, 3 April 1792.[56] Page 44.

Thomas appointed surveyor of road from Hinds Creek to intersection with Jacks Creek , 4 Dec 1792.[56]

Page 106 Thomas Lanham and Adam Woods enter into bond and security for last Will of Richard Timberlick, 5 May1795.[56]

Page 157 A deed from Jacob Starns to John Sladen was proved by Thomas West, Stephen and Thomas Lanham ordered records, 2 August 1796.[56]

The following source data shows reference to Stephen Lanham, in Madison County KY:

Page 147 A deed from Robert Tivis to Stephen Lanham was proved by John Sappington sr, 4 May 1796.[56]

Page 255 Stephen Lanham to allot tithes to the middle of fork of Otter Creek, 6 Aug. 1799.[56]

Page 266 Allott Hands of Asa Searey to do surveyor of roads and return list to courts, 3 Dec 1799.[56]

The following is from the Madison Co. Land Deed Index:

Lanham, Thomas & Patience (grantor) – John Arvine-deed-W-3000-Jun 7, 1836/Aug 29, 1836 – 25 ½ A Hinds Creek After Thomas’ death in 1842:

Lanham, Thomas Hrs. (heirs) (grantor) – Richard Fowler-deed I-64 - Nov 7, 1842/Dec 5, 1842 – 186 ¾ A Hinds Creek

Lanham, Thomas Hrs. (grantor) – Benjamin Howard –deed-I-65 – Nov 17, 1845/Dec 5, 1842 – 69 ½

Hinds Creek [60]

Richard Fowler acquired the Hinds Creek tract of 186 ¾ acres from Thomas' Executor John Smith, 17 Nov 1842. [60]

On 17 Nov 1842, John Smith, Executor of Thomas Lanham dec’d conveyed to Benjamin Howard for $2124.10 a tract of land on the waters of Hinds Creek containing 69 ½ acres, proved 5 Dec. 1842. [60]

Since Patience Lanham is not mentioned in Thomas’s Will it can be assumed that Patience died sometime about 1836.

Green Clay, the biggest landowner in early Madison County, sued Thomas Lanham. The gist of it was that the Lanham land overlapped Clay’s land. Apparently this went on for months, if not years, and in the end they compromised. I understand there are drawings of their claims and that the land is what is now Boone’s Trace subdivision, where the lots sell for $40-50,000 each in 2004 and the houses up to half a million. I believe there is a copy of this lawsuit at Eastern Kentucky University library.[61]

After 40 years, Thomas Lanham cleared his right and title to the land in Madison Co. which he paid for in 1796 and later.

Dear reader, if you find the births and place of births (not presented previously) for the children of Thomas and Patience please contact one of us and let’s get the data included for all to enjoy. Jackson and Green Lanham will continue to be researched by me and again, please forward all data found on these two boys.

Will executed 26 March 1840 by Thomas Lanham:[62]

Thomas Lanham Will
 It being appointed unto all men Once to die, therefore considering that it shortly must be my lot, being afflicted and weaken body but sound in mind, I do desire first of all that all my children shall share equally in my Estate by making all the necessary allowance for what they have from time to time received with the exception of my daughter Sarah. My Will is that she shall have an extra allowance for what they have from time to time received with the exception of my daughter Sarah. My Will is that she shall have an extra allowance of Sixty dollars in cash at my death, and also she shall then take charge of my little Colored girl child, Harriett and shall raise her and Own her for life, but shall pay out of her part of the Estate one half of the Value of the above named Harriett to the rest of my children Equally agreeably to the Judgment of three good disinterested householders, but considering my son Benjamin, that in consequence of his mind being deranged, and he having done me a considerable injury in my property, I think it right to allow him One dollar only, and in respect to Charlotte my colored Woman Slave, she shall have the liberty of choosing her own master but shall be sold, that is to say her value shall lie fixed by the appraisers of my Estate, and and in regard to my land, I desire it shall be sold to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months, but shall be sold in two separate apartments say beginning at the base corner to William Arvine \ running about an East Course to the head of a drain, thence down said drain to my spring branch and down the spring branch so as not to obstruct the road from my house to Hines Creek as a division line betwixt the two tracts, the purchaser shall give bond with approved security.

 Now on a second reflection I do design and hereby Will and bequeath that John Smith shall have three hundred dollars out of my Estate during his life and that said John Smith shall be my executor and transactor of all my business. In Testimony I have hereunto fixed my hand and seal the day above written in presence of

 THOMAS X LANHAM (SEAL)
 his X mark

 Witnesses:
 WM Riley
 Joseph Fowler

At the sale of Thomas Lanham’s Estate, John Sappington bought half interest in little Harriet, and Harriet lived with John and Sarah Sappington the balance of their lives.

Thomas Lanham property is listed in his Will.

November 7, 1842, John Smith as executor of Thomas Lanham, deceased, sold to Richard Fowler for $3,093.00 186 3/4 acres on Hind’s Creek.

Thomas property was sold: Archibald purchased the following items: Looking glass, $1.00; 2 buckets for $.25 and a pair of saddle bags. There was also an Arch Lanham purchasing a number if items.

Who was this Arch Lanham? A John Sappington also purchased a number of items.[63] We suspect this was Dr. John Sappington.

On 12 April 1840, six days after the probate of Thomas Lanham’s Will, 6 April 1840, Sarah Lanham married her cousin John Sappington, in Madison County. It was John’s second marriage. John Sappington was a Doctor of Veterinarian

The following Lanhams owed money to the estate of Thomas:[64]

  • Green Lanham $100.00

  • Thomas Lanham ( do) $ 140.00

  • Thomas Lanham ( do) $ 52.56

  • Arch Lanham $ 35.00

  • James Lanham $ 30.00

  • Arch Lanham $ 18.00

Over all the amount owed to the estate was $ 4134.55. That was a sizable amount of money in those days. Again Archibald was the Executor.

Table 2. Madison Co. KY Marriages 1786 - 1822, Vockery
Groom Bride Date Bondsman Consent

Fowler, Zachariah

Peggy Lanham

28 Dec. 1814

John Lanham

Thomas Lanham

Powell, William

Elizabeth Lanham

5 March 1810

Stephen L. [65]

Stephen Lanham

Reves, Jeremiah

Deborah Lanham

12 Jan 1805

Wm. Lanham

Stephen Lanham

Lanham Hartly

Epperson, Susannah

6 March 1802

Lanham, James

Parrish, Polly

21 July 1810

Lanham, William

Powell, Polly born 7 July 1786

17 Dec. 1810

Mallott, John

Jemina Lanham

4 Jan. 1817

Sylvester Lanham

Thomas Lanham

Fowler, Zepheniah

Peggy Lanham

28 Dec. 1814

John Lanham

Thomas Lanham

Wilkerson, John

Polly Lanham

6 Dec. 1809

Joseph Malott

Thomas Lanham

Table 3. Madison Co. KY Marriages 1823 — 1851, Vol ll, Vockey
Groom Bride Date Bondsman Consent

Baxter, Anderson

Lourinda L.

12 Aug. 1845

Archibald Lanham

Sappington, John

Sarah Lanham

5 April 1840

Lanham, Archibald

Loyd, Anna

21 May 1825

Loyd, James

Loyd, James

Lanham, John

Grizzard, Polly

18 Nov. 1851

Lanham, Thompson

Tincher, Emerina

5 Dec. 1832

Thomas Lanham, and Liz Tincher

Burgin, Achillies

Amelia Lanham

29 Nov. 1830

William Lanham

Gentry, Thomas J

Leah P. Lanham

1 Dec. 1863

Leah Lanham

Who are John, Thompson and Hartly Lanham? We are still working on these questions. Cliff Lanham suspects they are grandchildren, but from whom?

According to the Will by Thomas Lanham dated 26 March 1840 [66], was probated 6 April 1840—directed that all of his property be sold, the land in two parts so as not to obstruct the road from my house to Hine’s Creek, and said:

 I do desire first of all that all my children shall share equally in my estate by making all the necessary allowance for what they have from time to time received with the exception of my daughter Sarah. My will is that she shall receive an extra allowance of Sixty Dollars in cash at my death, and also that she shall then take charge of my little colored girl child Harriet and shall raise her and own her for life, but shall pay out of her part of the Estate one half the value of the above named Harriet to the rest of my children equally agreeably to the Judgement of three good disinterested householders, but considering my son Benjamin......I think it right to allow him One dollar only, and in respect to Charlotte my colored Woman Slave, she shall have the liberty of choosing her own master, but shall be sold, that is to say her value shall lie fixed by the appraiser of my Estate, and in regard to my land, I desire it shall be sold in two separate apartments say beginning at the base corner to William Arvine running about an East Course to the head of a drain, thence down said drain to my spring branch and down the spring branch so as not to obstruct the road from my house the Hines Creek as a division line betwixt the two tracts, the purchasers.........

On November 7, 1842, John Smith as Executor of Thomas Lanham, deceased, sold to Richard Fowler for $3,093.00 186 3/4 acres on Hind’s Creek.

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Figure 38. Fort Boonesborough State Park
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Figure 39. Memorial
close up photograph showing the text on the memorial
close up photo showing John Sappington
Figure 40. Our Family Lines on the Memorial
close up photo showing Thomas Lanham
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Figure 41. What the Cabins Looked Like Back Then

The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790

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Figure 42. Sylvester Lanham Family Tree
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Figure 43. Sylvester Lanham Fan Chart

Sylvester LANHAM, was born in Madison County, Kentucky, 1790/91, a son of Thomas and Patience (Sappington) Lanham.

Sylvester’s Uncle John Sappington went to St. Louis. County, Missouri in 1804 and bought a Spanish Grant from Pierre Didier, then returned in 1805 and brought his wife and 17 children and a number of other families from Kentucky to Missouri, where he established a Trading Post.

Sylvester married Jane Estes about 1810 or 1814 in Kentucky.

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Figure 44. Jane Estes' Four Generation Fan Chart
More research is needed on Jane Estes. We don’t have much information on her ancestors yet.

About 1811 Sylvester Lanham joined these families in Missouri. Sylvester’s brothers: Hartley and Stephen were already in Missouri by this time. In 1814 Sylvester enlisted in the War of 1812 (1812-1815), but saw no service. He also participated in the Winnebago Campaign. April 12, 1815, Sylvester sold to his brother, James Lanham, household goods, horse and saddles, nine hogs, 400 pounds of bacon and other property. [67]

 Received of James Lanham 50 pounds it being it being in consideration of the following spies of property to wit: One sorrel mare, two beds and furniture and nine head of hogs together with a half dos knives and forks with the plattes and dishes, two water pails one buikett and hing tull bb and also one aseo….a of els lrs.swingle tree,irons, one pot hook and 400 hundred of baken,also one bead stead and table one bridle and two saddles, one pair of hames and trees. All of which property I do warrant and defend unto the said James Lanham against the claim or demand of all other persons whatsoever. Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of April 1815

 Witness present                                                                      
 Sylvester Lanham Geo Witt Little B. Hutt

Sylvester moved to Morgan County, Illinois about 1828. During this seven year period at Morgan Co. many of their children were born. In the 1830 Morgan Co. census, the Sylvester Lanum household consisted of: (2 males under 5, 2 females under age 5, 1 female under 10, 1 male and 1 female under 15 and 1 male and 1 female under the age of 30.

Sylvester Lanham was a government patentee as of 21 January 1829, 87 acres in the W 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 6 Township 13 North Range 8 West of the Third Principal Meridian. This is in the area of present day Waverly, Morgan Co., Illinois. Records indicate he sold this land to John C. Caldwell, 29 June 1830. Taxes on this property in 1836 was $1.30, plus $.75 road tax.

About 1835 they moved to Adams County, Illinois, and about 1839, they moved to the Platte Purchase northwest corner of Missouri. Sylvester’s Father, Thomas died in 1840, Madison Co. KY. The Sylvester Lanham Family is listed in the Crawford Township of Buchanan County, Missouri in the 1840 census. This is in the southern part of the county.

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Figure 45. US Census 1840, Buchanan, MO Header Row [68]
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Figure 46. US Census 1840, Buchanan, MO Showing Sylvester Lanham

In Goodspeed’s 1888 History of Andrew and DeKalb Counties (see maps on page 13,14), Sylvester Lanham is listed as one of the early settlers of Andrew County, and that the land upon which the village of Rosendale now stands was pre-empted by Sylvester Lanham in the early forties and he sold it in 1846 to Bethel Allen and his son, who built a saw mill near the village site, on the One-Hundred-and-Two River.

The Lanham brothers came in 1841 and settled on the One-Hundred-and-Two River, four miles east and a little north of the present site of Maryville. Their claims were near each other in the timber, one mile and half east of the One-Hundred-and-Two River.[69]

The Lanham brothers were most likely Curtis Harden Lanham and Benjamin Garfield Lanham along with father, Sylvester.

Drusilla Lanham married James K. Allen of Andrew County on 20 April 1845. The Minister was Moses Allen.[70]

"A quarter of a century after Missouri has gained statehood, the small town of Rosendale emerged from a plot of land near the back of the 102 River. Our Mill, which probably is responsible for the existence of Rosendale, was located 10 rods north of center of section34 on the east bank of the 102 river approximately 100' south of the 48 highway river bridge.. Bethel and William Allen bought the land from Sylvester Lanham in 1845." [71]
— Pioneer on the 102: Rosendale, 1946-1979, Rosendale, MO, Page 70.

Sylvester Lanham was a government patentee for 80 acres in Nodaway, MO in 1848.[72]

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Figure 47. Map of the Land to Sylvester Lanham in 1848 from the US Government
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Figure 48. Land to Sylvester Lanham in 1848 from the US Government

Sylvester and Jane Lanham and son Hiram were listed in the 1850 Nodaway County, Missouri census.[73]

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Figure 49. United States Census, 1850 showing the Header Row
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Figure 50. United States Census, 1850 showing Sylvester, Jane, and Hiram Lanham

This is the county adjoining Andrew to the north. According to the Nodaway County History (p310), Polk Township, Sylvester settled on the 102 river, 4 miles east and a little north of the present site of Maryville, in 1841.

According to our information Sylvester and family left Missouri 1853, and were on the road seven weeks, arriving in Dallas County, Texas, December 24, 1853.

Sylvester and his son Benjamin Garfield Lanham bought 600 acres of land in Dallas County, Texas, from David M. Cook, 18 December 1852. On the waters of White Rock River near the Grate Military Road from Austin, Texas, to Red River. Eighty acres being the only improvements on the place. Game was said to be plentiful, the senior Lanham found himself too old to enjoy the pleasures of the land and the chase. The deed witnessed by C. H. Lanham and Isaac Elam, and recorded 11 January 1853. [74]

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Figure 51. Dallas County Tax Rolls, 1858, Header Row [75]
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Figure 52. Dallas County Tax Rolls, 1858, Showing Sylvester and CH Lanham
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Figure 53. Dallas County Tax Rolls, 1860, Header Row [76]
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Figure 54. Dallas County Tax Rolls, 1860, Showing Sylvester and CH Lanham
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Figure 55. Dallas County Tax Rolls, 1862, Header Row [77]
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Figure 56. Dallas County Tax Rolls, 1862, Showing Sylvester and Benjamin G Lanham

Sylvester died in Dallas,1863 and is buried in the Old Elam Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Jane died 1868, and we assume she is buried in the old Elam Cemetery, Dallas Texas.

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Figure 57. Descendants of Sylvester Lanham

Sylvester and Jane had eight children, three sons and five daughters: Margaret, Curtis Harden, Lucy, Clara, Benjamin Garfield, Drucilla, Julia A., and Hiram Lanham.

The 1860 United States Census (page 137) shows: [78]

 Lanham, Sylvester -age 70 - birthplace KY.
 Jane -age 68 - birthplace KY.
 Lanham, C. H. -age 45 - blacksmith -birthplace, KY
 Margaret L - age34 --" KY
 Thomas B - age 16 -' MO
 Hiram D -age 13 -" MO
 William C - age 10 -" MO
 Wade, Elizabeth - age 16 -" LL
 Lanham, B.G. - age 46 -" MO
 Mary A - age 30 -" ILL
 Julia A. - age 10 -" MO
 Hiram - age 8 -" MO
 Jack - age 6 -" Texas
 Sarah S. - age 4 -" Texas
 Jane - age 2 -" Texas
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Figure 58. 1860 Census Scan of Sylvester Lanham

(i.) Daughter, * Margaret LANHAM, first born to Sylvester, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, 25 December 1811, and married ISAAC ELAM, who was born 2 June 1803, Warren County, Kentucky. They married 19 November 1828 ( Margaret being age of 16), Morgan Co., Illinois by John Wooloms, JP. (pg 3 Bk A Records of Morgan Co.) Margaret died 2 September 1869 and Isaac died 26 November 1873, and both are buried at Dallas Texas. [79] See The Issac Elam Family for details.

(ii.) Son, Curtis Harden LANHAM, was born in Kentucky, 18 January 1813 and married MARGARET L. CHANDLER ca 1843. See The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1813.

(iii.) Daughter, Lucy LANHAM was born ca 1817, and married Jacob SHEPHERD, born about 1812 of Nodaway Co., Missouri. In the 1850 Nodaway County census, Jacob Shepherd is not listed, although Lucy A. is listed with five children. Lucy Shepard was listed w/Sylvester, Joseph, Benjamin, James, Thomas and Amanda in the 1860 census. They were in Maryville, Nodaway Co. MO. See The Jacob Shepherd Family for details.

(iv.) Daughter, Clara LANHAM, was born ca 1818 in Missouri, probably in Franklin County, and married Andrew SHEPHERD, born July 1834, who was born in Madison Co., Illinois, 1818. The 1850 Nodaway Co. census listed six children. See The Andrew Shepherd Family for details.

(v.) Son, Benjamin Garfield LANHAM was born on 14 Jan 1820 in , Franklin, Missouri, USA. He died on 09 Mar 1902 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. He was buried in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. See The Benjamin Garfield Lanham Family for details of wives and children.

(vi.) Daughter, Drucillia LANHAM, married James K. ALLEN, 27 March 1845, probably in Nodaway County, Missouri. She married J.K. Allen. We think she died young. [80]

(vii.) Daughter, Julia Ann LANHAM, was born 12 April 1829, Morgan County, Illinois, and married Jonathon COOK, 1 August 1844 in Andrew or Nodaway County Missouri. According to the 1850 Nodaway County Mo. census, they has four sons and three daughters. (1) James W. Cook, born 1850, in Missouri.(2 boys died at birth or infancy.) The family moved to Collin County. Julia is buried near McKinney, Collin, TX. See The Jonathan Hammer Cook Family for details.

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(viii.) Son, Hiram LANHAM, was born 1830, in Morgan County, Illinois and died in Nodaway County, Missouri, 1850-53. Hiram was unmarried.

The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1813

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Figure 59. Family Tree for Curtis Harden Lanham
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Figure 60. Curtis Harden Fan Chart
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Figure 61. Curtis Harden Lanham

Curtis Harden LANHAM [81] [82] [83] was born on 18 Jan 1813 in ,,Kentucky , USA, a son of Sylvester and Jane (Estes) Lanham. He died on 28 Jan 1897 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

Curtis married Margaret L. CHANDLER [84] [85] [83] daughter of John CHANDLER and Mary about 1843 in ,Andrew, Missouri, USA. Margaret was born on 15 Sep 1824 in ,, Kentucky, USA. She died on 16 May 1890 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 62. Margaret L. Chandler Fan Chart
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Figure 63. Margaret L. Chandler Gravestone

She is a daughter of John CHANDLER, who was born 26 May 1802, according to the 1850 Andrew Co., Missouri census, in South Carolina, and MARY (maiden name unknown), according to the Andrew Co. census of 1850 was born in Tennessee, 14 December 1801.

The 1850 Andrew Co., Missouri census listed the John Chandler household as : Mary, wife; children, William age 17 born in Illinois, Nancy age 16 born in Illinois, Mary age 14 born in Illinois and John age 8 born in Missouri; also the family of Curtis Lanum and wife Margaret and Children, Thomas B., Hiram D. and William C.

Curtis Harden and family and the Chandlers probably came to Texas together with his father Sylvester in 1853. The Dallas County census of 1860 listed Curtis Harden Lanham, a blacksmith, wife Margaret and Thomas B., Hiram D., and William C.

A history of Rockwell County states, The Lanham family were early pioneer settlers of the community of Rockwall, Texas. William Curtis Lived on top of the hill near the homesite of Wm. I. Lofland’s new home. I believe that Mr. Lanham’s first wife a Bowles (Susan Bowles, dau. Of W.B. Bowles) and related to W.B. Bowles, who patented the 320 acres of land just west of the town of Rockwall. Benona Buford Lanham a son of William Curtis Lanham married a Willess and he his wife now reside on 302 West Rusk Street here in Rockwall. Uncle Benton Lanham lived on the corner of Kaufman and West Streets where Mrs. Tom Collum has recently built a new home. H.D. Lanham (Hiram Demarcus) lived just North of Rockwall. I remember his family quite well as I went to school with some of his children. They have a son Curt Lanham, who was the oldest child of the family, a son, Thomas Berry Lanham, a daughter, Mollie who married Emmitt Welburn and a daughter Alma Lanham. Alma and I were in the same grade at school. This family left here about 1906 and settled somewhere in Oklahoma (Martha, OK). Mr. Lanham’s (Hiram Demarcus) wife (Sarah) had previously been married to Mr. Scott and she was the mother of two children by her first marriage to wit: W.G. Scott a son and a daughter, and Fannie Scott who married Ed Holt.[86]

This is the first recorded indication of Lanhams belonging to a specific church since departing England. Thomas Benton Lanham joined the First Christian Church in Rockwall and Hiram Lanham, residing west of town joined the Church of Christ.

Curtis Harden is listed in both the 1870 Kaufman CO. and 1880 Rockwall Co. census as a blacksmith in the village of Rockwall.

Curtis Harden Lanham and Margaret Chandler had the following children:

(i.) Son, Hiram Demarcus (Henry) LANHAM [85] [87] [86] [88] [89] [90] was born on 19 Sep 1845 in of , Andrew, Missouri, USA. He died on 29 Dec 1920 in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. He was buried in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. Hiram married [85] Sarah Green JACKS [85] [88] [87] [91] daughter of Green Berry JACKS and Lovina AMICK about 1874 in <Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas>. Sarah was born on 16 May 1849 in , Andrew, Missouri, USA. She died on 01 Sep 1926 in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. She was buried in Henrietta, Clay, Texas. See The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family for details.

(ii.) Son, Thomas Benton LANHAM was born on 09 Jan 1844 in , Andrew, Missouri, USA. He died on 08 Jul 1918 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. Thomas married (1) Sarah E. (Sally) GRIFFITH [85] [92] daughter of John GRIFFITH and Frances about 1869 of , , Georgia, USA. Sarah was born in 1837 in ,, Georgia, USA. She died in 1904 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas. Thomas married (2) Sarah Jane FARMER about 1905. Sarah was born in 1844. See The Thomas Benton Lanham Family for details.

(iii.) Daughter, Amanda Francis LANHAM [85] was born about 1847 in ,Andrew, Missouri, USA. No other information, we suspect she may have died in Missouri.

(iv.) Son, William Curtis LANHAM [85] was born in May 1850 in of , Andrew, Missouri, USA. He died in 1933 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. William married (1) Susan A. BOWLES [85] daughter of Watson B. BOWLES and Elizabeth SCOTT on 01 Oct 1871 in , Kaufman, Texas, USA. Susan was born on 14 Aug 1852 in , Kaufman, Texas, USA. She died [85] on 22 Sep 1890 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. William married (2) Josie about 1891. Josie was born in 1871 in ,, Missouri. See The William Curtis Lanham Family for details.

Curtis Harden died 28 January 1897 and Margaret died 16 May 1890. Both are buried at Rockwall, Texas in the same area with the Chandlers. Curtis Harden’s head stone is broken but complete. See the following gravestone photos.

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Figure 64. Rockwall Cemetery
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Figure 65. Curtis Harden Lanham’s Grave Stone in Rockwall, Texas
 Curtis H. Lanham
 18 January 1813 to
 28 January 1897

This photo does not have the sunlight at the right angle to see the other words. Kevin Lanham physically went to the Rockwall Cemetery in 1995 and observed the markings on the grave stone.

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Figure 66. Photo of CH Lanham grave stone taken by O.S. Lanham in 1981
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Figure 67. Margaret Lanham Grave Stone
 Margret L. Lanham
 15 September 1824
 16 May 1890

This photo does not have the sunlight at the right angle to see the other words. Kevin Lanham physically went to the Rockwall Cemetery in 1995 and observed the markings on the grave stone.

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Figure 68. Photo of Margret Lanham’s grave stone taken by OS Lanham in 1981

Edina Earle Scott and Oleta Lanham, 1985

The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845

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Figure 69. Hiram D. Lanham Family Tree
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Figure 70. Hiram D. Lanham Fan Chart
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Figure 71. Hiram Demarcus Lanham [93]
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Figure 72. Sallie Lanham [93]

Hiram Demarcus (Henry) LANHAM was born on 19 Sep 1845 in of , Andrew, Missouri, USA. He died on 29 Dec 1920 in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. He was buried in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. He was a son of Curtis Harden and Margaret L. (Chandler) Lanham.

Hiram married Sarah Green JACKS daughter of Green Berry JACKS and Lovinia ARNICK [94] about 1874 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. Sarah was born on 16 May 1849 in , Andrew, Missouri, USA. She died on 01 Sep 1926 in Bowie, Montague, Texas [94], USA. She was buried in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, 35 minutes from Bowie.

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Figure 73. Sarah Green JACKS Fan Chart

Sallie had previously married John Scott ca 1866 and they had one son and one daughter; William Green Scott and Fannie Scott. John Scott died and we understand he is buried in a private cemetery north of Rockwall, Texas. Lovina Jacks died 1887 and is buried at Rockwall.

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Figure 74. US Census 1880 Rockwall, Texas [95]

Henry D. and Sallie lived just north of Rockwall until 1906 or 1907 when they moved to Jolly, Clay County, Texas.

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Figure 75. US Census 1910, Clay, Texas

H.D. Lanham’s family were members of the Church of Christ which had been formed between 1860 and 1865. Interestingly, this is the first recorded indication of a Lanham belonging to a specific church here in the USA. The early Lanham’s of Maryland most likely were of the Church of England. When Thomas Berry and family departed Rockwall and moved to Martha, OK there was no Church of Christ in Martha, so they joined the Martha Methodist Church.[96]

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Figure 76. Henry D and Sallie Lanham [93]

Henry D. died 29 December 1920 and Sallie died 1 September 1926 and both buried at Henriette, Clay County, Texas. The graves are located almost directly in front of the entrance of the cemetery.

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Figure 77. H.D. and Sallie Lanham Gravestone in Henriette, Clay County, Texas [93]

Hiram Demarcus (Henry D.) and Sallie had two sons and two daughters; Curtis Harden, Mary Jane, Thomas Berry and Alma E. Lanham.

(i.) Son, Curtis Harden LANHAM was born on 06 Apr 1875 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He died on 17 Mar 1938 in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. Curtis married Julia (Jessie) DAY [97] on 01 Nov 1899 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Julia was born in 1881. She died on 02 Aug 1935. She was buried in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. Curt and Julia moved to Jolly, Texas and then to the area of Martha, Okla., in the 1920’s, before moving to Waurika, Jefferson Co., Oklahoma. Julia was born in Texas 10 Febuary 1881. Curt and Julia had four daughters and one son; Ruby Dee, Opal Green, Myrtle May, William Curtis and Mildred Helen Lanham. See The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1875 for details.

(ii.) Mary Jane (Mollie) LANHAM was born on 01 Sep 1880 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She died on 10 Feb 1951 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall, Texas.

Mary married Emmitt F. WELBORN [97] on 22 Dec 1899 [98] in of Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.

See The Emmitt F. Welborn Family for details.

(iii.) Thomas Berry (T.B.) LANHAM was born on 29 Mar 1882 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He died on 20 Jun 1971 in Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Martha,, Oklahoma, USA. Thomas married Mattie Elizabeth ASHLEY [99]26 daughter of Cassandra Minerva Jane SISK on 15 Nov 1903 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Mattie was born on 14 Nov 1880 in Bean Creek, Franklin, Tennessee, USA. She died on 26 Nov 1972 in Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. See The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family for details.

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Figure 78. Thomas Berry and Alma Lanham

(iv.) Daughter, Alma Earl LANHAM was born on 5 March 1887 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.[100] She died on 04 April 1936 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA.[100] She was buried in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA. Alma married John H. CORLEY about 1909. John was born about 1884. They had the following children: (1) J.W. Corley, died shortly after birth. (2) Henry D. Corley, and (3) Mamie Faye Corley.

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Figure 79. Henry D., Sallie, Curtis, Emmitt & Mollie Welborn, Alma, T.B. and Estes Scott, cir 1908 [93]
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Figure 80. Back row L to R: Curt, Julia, Sallie, Alma; Front row L to R: Opel (2yrs), and Ruby (4 yrs) [93]
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Figure 81. About 1911/12. Back Row (LTR): Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Dovie Ashley, Mattie Lanham, Unknown boy, Unknown Man. Middle Row (LTR) likely the shoulder of William Harvey Ashley, Ophelia Mae Ashley, Gideon Wilburn Ashley, Thomas Berry Lanham (holding Cliffie Lanham), Hiram D Lanham (holding Wortha Lanham), Sallie Lanham, Cassandra Jane Ashley, Unknown. Front row children Unknown. [93]
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Figure 82. U.S. Census 1900 Rockwall County Texas
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Figure 83. Mrs. H.D. Lanham Death Certificate
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Figure 84. Willie Green Scott’s Death Certificate [101]

The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882

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Figure 85. T.B. Lanham’s Family Tree
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Figure 86. Thomas Berry Lanham Fan Chart
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Figure 87. Thomas Berry Lanham Portrait Pedigree Chart

Thomas Berry (T. B.) LANHAM, was born 29 March 1882 [85] [102], at Rockwall, Rockwall County Texas, a son of Hiram Demarcus (Henry D.) and Sally Green (Jacks) Scott Lanham.

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Figure 88. Thomas Berry Lanham [93]

He married Mattie Elizabeth ASHLEY, 15 November 1903 [85] [103], at Rockwall. Mattie was the daughter of Cassandra Minerva Jane (Sisk) Ashley.

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Figure 89. Mattie Elizabeth Ashley Fan Chart
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Figure 90. Mattie E. Ashley, about 1925 [93]
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Figure 91. Marriage Certificate [93]

Mattie was born 14 November 1880, at Bean Creek, Franklin County, Tennessee, which is near the Tennessee-Alabama line. T. B. and Mattie moved from Rockwall to Jolly, Clay County, Texas, about 10 miles east of Wichita Falls, late in the year of 1906 or early 1907. A tax receipt and poll tax receipt indicates payment received from T. B. Lanham Jr., a farmer of Rockwall RFD No. 2, dated 19 November 1906. All previous tax receipts from Rockwall also carried the Jr., they probably thought he belonged to the Thomas Benton Lanham family. [85]

At Jolly, Thomas Berry worked for the Day Land and Cattle Co., (his pay was $1.00 per day), on the well known Day Ranch, which covered most of the land south of Red River in that area.[85]

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Figure 92. T.B. Lanham Family on 1910 Clay County Texas Census, Justice Precinct 4 [104]

In the fall of 1911 they again loaded up the wagon and moved this time to Martha, Jackson County, Oklahoma. For a time here he ran a dray wagon, hauling freight etc. to and from the railroad depot. The remaining years were devoted to farming in the Martha Community.[85]

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Figure 93. Farming in Martha, OK [93]

When Thomas Berry (T.B.) moved away from Rockwall, Texas to Martha, Oklahoma, there was no Church of Christ so they became members of the local Methodist Church. T. B. and Mattie and family were members of the Methodist Church in Martha. [85]

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Figure 94. T.B. and Mattie Driving in 1924 [93]
Could those in the back seat of the car be Cassandra Sisk (Mattie’s Mother) and Cliffie Lanham?
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Figure 95. 1920 Census for Jackson County, Oklahoma [105]
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Figure 96. 1930 US Census for Jackson County, Oklahoma Header Row [106]
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Figure 97. 1930 US Census for Jackson County, Oklahoma
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Figure 98. 1930 US Census for Jackson County, Oklahoma

Thomas Berry and Mattie had one daughter, Cliffie Marie and two sons, Wortha Leon and Oran Stroud Lanham. [85]

(i.) Daughter, Cliffie Marie LANHAM, was born 25 October 1905 at Rockwall, Texas. She attended and graduated from the Martha High School in 1924. After finishing high school, attended the Altus Jr. College, Southern Methodist University and Southwestern State Teachers College at Weatherford, Oklahoma, where she graduated July 1930. Cliffie taught school at Pleasant Point, Hess, Gracemont and Hobart, Okla., prior to accepting a position with the Oklahoma State Department of Pensions and Security in Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma where she worked until retirement in 1969. [85]

Cliffie married James Bedford RAY of Idabel, 8 November 1940, at DeQueen, Arkansas, ( See photo). James a son of Walter L. Ray and Grace C. (Sims) Ray, was born 3 June 1913 at Idabel, Okla. They have two sons: Thomas Lee and Kenneth Lanham Ray. Cliffie Marie Ray died 5 June 1992, and is buried in Idabel, Oklahoma . See The James B Ray Family (Cliffie M. Lanham) for details. [85]

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Figure 99. T.B. Lanham and Mattie Lanham, with children Cliffie, Stroud and Wortha about 1920/21 [93]

(ii.) Son, Wortha Leon LANHAM, was born on the Day Ranch, Jolly, Clay County, Texas, 7 July 1907. He graduated from the Martha High School in 1925, and married Jessie Kate SHIPMAN of Martha, 17 August 1927, a daughter of Jasper Newt Shipman and Callie Roxanna (Laney) Shipman. Jessie Kate was born 12 July 1910 at Pella, Texas, and attended Martha School. Wortha had been involved in farming operations near Martha throughout this time with the exception of a short time when they lived in Amarillo, Texas in the early 1930’s. See The Wortha Lanham Family for details. [85]

(iii.) Son, Oran Stroud LANHAM was born on 13 Dec 1916 in Green Cotney Farm, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He died on 15 Dec 1996 in Dothan, Houston, Alabama, USA. He was buried on 17 Dec 1996 in Memory Hill Cemetery, Dothan, Houston, Alabama, USA. Oran married Oleta COLBATH daughter of Adrian Alford COLBATH and Altus Oleva WILLIAMS on 15 May 1937 in Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Oleta was born on 13 Oct 1917 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She died on 15 Jun 2006 in Dothan, Houston, Alabama, USA. See The Oran Stroud Lanham Family for details. [85]

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Figure 100. T.B. and Mattie Lanham, children Wortha, Cliffie, Stroud at Christmas 1944 [93]

T.B. and his family attended the First Christian Church of Rockwall, Texas prior to moving to Martha, Oklahoma. Martha only had two churches, Methodist and Baptist. T.B. and his family joined the Methodist church in Martha.[85]

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Figure 101. United States, World War II Draft Registration Card, 1942 [93]
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Figure 102. T.B. and Mattie Lanham [93]
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Figure 103. TB and Mattie Lanham about 1945 [93]
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Figure 104. LTR: O.S. Lanham, Mattie, Oleta, Clifford W., T.B. Lanham, and front, Cliffie M. Lanham in 1957 [93]

T.B.'s grandson, Clifford W. Lanham visited T.B. and Mattie in 1964 on the way to Europe. T.B. was residing in a different house located only a block from the Methodist church. Cliff were not able to visit T.B. and Mattie again until 1967. [107]

Thomas Berry Lanham died 20 June 1971 and Mattie died 26 November 1972, and both are buried at Martha, Oklahoma. [102] [103]

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Figure 105. Funeral Invitation for T.B. Lanham [93]
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Figure 106. T.B. Lanham Gravestone, 29 March 1882 to 20 June 1971 [93]
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Figure 107. Mattie E. Lanham Gravestone, 14 November 1880 to 26 November 1972 [93]

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Oran Stroud LANHAM, was born in Jackson County, near Martha, Oklahoma. Oran Stroud Lanham was born 13 December 1916, 5:30 a.m., at home on the Green County farm (on the river), located two miles south and one and a half miles west of Martha, Jackson County, Oklahoma. Dr. R. Z. Taylor of Blair, Okla., was the attending physician. [108]

In 1919 the family bought and moved to a farm located two miles south and two and a quarter miles east of Martha, or four miles north and three quarters west of Altus, Okla., where he lived until after graduating from the Martha School in 1933. In his senior year 1932-33 he drove a school bus for the school, being only 15 years old at the beginning of the school year. Tennis was his sport in high school. He and Earl Douoghty teamed up to win the Doubles Championship of Jackson County in the spring of 1933 for the School.[108]

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Figure 109. Stroud on Horseback about 1920 [93]
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Figure 110. Stroud (standing) and Dale Lanham (baby) [93]

Stroud was always interested in flying, and since the Altus Municipal Airport or landing field was located only one half mile east of their home, he could be found up there just anytime that an airplane was there. He was known to ride up there on a horse and trade horseback rides for a short flight in the airplane, or help the pilot any way he could in order to get a ride or fly it some. Some of the aircraft in those days were: Jenny, American Eagle, Eaglerock, Swallow, Waco, Curtis Robin, Bellanca, Stinson and Travel Air. He made many model aircraft with no plans, by whittling all parts out of soft pine from orange crates. His first flying model was of his own design, a biplane, rubber powered. He used flat tooth picks for the construction and covered with paper. It would fly about 20 to 30 feet.[108]

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Figure 111. Stroud when Young [93]

After graduating from High School he enrolled at the Hill’s Business University, W. Main St., Oklahoma City in December 1933. While at Hill’s he worked at various jobs, from dish washing in Cafe’s to bus boy and pantry man at the Huckins Hotel Coffee Shop and janitorial work at the Hill’s school to pay for room and board and tuition. After graduating from Hill’s Jr. Accounting Course in 1935, was employed by the George C. Wright Lumber Co., of Altus, Oklahoma as the bookkeeper until 1942. [108]

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Figure 112. Stroud Lanham, 18 years old, 1934 [93]
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Figure 113. 1933 Stroud Lanham [93]

Stroud married Oleta Colbath of Altus, 15 May 1937 [109]. [108] (Pay day and Saturday).

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Figure 114. Stroud Lanham and Oleta Colbath [93]
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Figure 115. Oleta Colbath Fan Chart

Oleta was a daughter of Adrian Alford Colbath and Altus Oleva (Williams) Colbath, and was born in Hess, Oklahoma Community, 13 October 1917.[110]

They paid $15.00 per month for house rent, groceries were budgeted for $15.00 per month, plus payments on all of the furniture which was purchased with no payment, and paid for in one year, for the sum of $80.00 per month salary. In 1939, Stroud and Oleta built and moved into a new house (see photo) at 708 East Cypress Street, Altus, OK.[108]

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Figure 116. 708 East Cypress, Altus, OK [93]

The floor space was approximately 1200 square feet. The house and the lot cost $2,800.00 and the payments were a little less than $ 23.00 per month. They lived here during the 1940 US Census.

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Figure 117. 1940 Census showing their family, Enumeration district 33-1, sheet 3B

Another bed room and bath were added in 1947. The place was sold for $10,000 in 1955, when the family moved to Dothan, Alabama.[108]

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Figure 118. Stroud’s Dothan House [93]

Stroud and Oleta had the following children:

(i.) Son, Clifford Wayne LANHAM was born at the Altus Hospital, Altus, Oklahoma 7 February 1939. He graduated from the Dothan High School in 1957 and Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama in 1962. Cliff spent most of his career in the U.S. Army since graduating from college, and has been stationed at numerous bases, including two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel, opened his own business (commercial printing) sold the business, and taught for the school district of the City of Virginia Beach, VA. He resides in Madison, Alabama. See The Clifford Wayne Lanham Family for details.

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Figure 119. Wayne, Stroud, and Oleta 1939 [93]

In 1941, Stroud finally managed to enroll in the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPT), which was conducted at the Altus Municipal Airport by Getchell, the flight operator and the Altus Jr. College. He completed the flight and ground school course 26 August 1941, receiving a Private Pilots License No. 132640. His flight instructor was Mack C. Womack, aircraft used was the Interstate S-14 with 65 H.P. Continental engine.[108]

In December 1941, Stroud with three other fellows from Altus decided to buy a 40 H.P. J-2 Cub airplane from a man in Amarillo, Texas. He left Amarillo on Saturday, 6 December however he had some problems and also a head wind and didn’t arrive at Altus until Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. The news of Pearl Harbor was out and of course this ended their plans of buying the plane. Stroud did fly the plane some and was well pleased with the condition and the way it flew. The plane had a tail skid, instead of the modern type with a tail wheel, and no brakes. The price of the plane was to be about $400.00.[108]

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Figure 120. Oleta, Wayne, and Stroud [93]

In June 1942, he resigned his position with the Geo. C. Wright Lumber Co., to enroll in a Flight Instructor Course at the Aircraft Sales Co., Meacham Field, Ft. Worth, Texas. The owner of the company was Les Bowman. Two of his flight instructors were Joe C. Taff, license No. 2570 and Henry L. Woods, license No. 509. Aircraft flown were the: Interstate S-1A, Ryan STA, Timm and Stinson Voyager. Course was completed and Commercial License with Instructor Rating received 2 September 1942. After receiving his Instructor Rating, he returned to Altus and worked for Jack Walker, dba Southwest Aviation Service, in the War Training Service Program, (formerly CPT) instructing in the J-5 Piper Cub and Taylorcraft aircraft. In May 1943 he went to work for the Hunter Flying Service, at Victory Field, Vernon, Texas, instructing Army Primary in the PT-19 Fairchild aircraft. Paul Brown, formerly of Altus was the Director of Training for the school.[108]

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Figure 121. J-5 Piper Cub Cruiser [93]

In 1943 Stroud purchased from Jack Walker, a cracked up J-5 Piper Cub Cruiser NC 40699, had it rebuilt and licensed. It was a real beauty, Blue and Cream color with a hand rubbed finish with wheel pants and a unique mechanical bungee starter on the now 85 H.P. Continental engine. After joining the Ferry Command in 1944, had to sell the airplane. In June 1944, Stroud joined the 5th Ferry Group, Love Field, Dallas, Texas as a Ferry Pilot on Civil Service status, ferrying numerous aircraft throughout the U.S. [108]

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Figure 122. Curtis Robin at Altus Airport [93]

In August was sent to Randolph Field, San Antonio, Texas for Instrument training in the BT-13 Aircraft Course completed and received Standard Army Instrument Rating 10 September 1944. From here he went to Ellington Field, Houston, Texas for twin engine transition flying AT-10 (Beechcraft) with two 285 H.P. Lycoming engines. Course completed and graduated as a Flight Officer, U.S. Army Air Corps, with Service Pilot Rating, 16 October 1944. Service Pilot wings had a S in the middle, denoting Service Pilot, which meant that the pilot had previous flight time prior to entering service, sometimes referred to as “Snake Pilot”. In November 1944, was sent to Homestead Air Base, Florida, for four engine training, flying the B-24 and C-54. Course completed and returned to Dallas to receive orders for overseas by way of Nashville, Tennessee, with a delay en route to spend Christmas at home, and then continued train trip to Nashville.[108]

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Figure 123. 1944 Oleta and Wayne Lanham [93]

Here he was teamed up with Captain Vernon D. Wedemeyer as first pilot and Stroud as co-pilot on a C-54 to Tezgaon, India (CV). To get there, from Nashville on 6 Jan 1945, he went to the following places:[108]

Table 4. Places

He left West Palm Beach on 9 Jan 1945 and flew to Miami.

16 Jan arrived Accra, Africa

10 Jan arrived Borenquin Field, Puerto Rico

18 Jan arrived Maduguri, Africa

11 Jan arrived Atkinson, British Guiana

19 Jan arrived Kharfoum, Africa

12 Jan arrived Belem, Brazil

20 Jan arrived Aden, Arabia

13 Jan arrived Natal, Brazil

22 Jan arrived Karachi, India

15 Jan arrived Ascension Island

23 Jan arrived Tezgon, India

Total flight time was 74:00 hours. While stationed at Tezgaon he made 62and1/2 trips over the “Hump”.[108]

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Figure 124. Douglas C-54, CV [93]

The 1/2 trip represented a flight where they developed engine trouble and had to return to home base. His total “Hump” time was 759 hours, which included, 90 hours actual instrument time (AI) and 230 hours night time. 601/2 trips or flights into China, their cargo was gasoline, 1 flight of wool socks, and 1 flight of ammunition. He made his first “Hump” flight 24 February 1945 and the last flight completed 31 October 1945.[108]

Weather in this area was known to be the worst in the world, plus inadequate navigational facilities. One night in February 1945, some 30 aircraft failed to return to their bases in that area, due to the abnormally severe weather. Winds were often checked at 100 MPH.[108]

Table 5. Places O.S. Lanham flew to during the China-Burma-India Campaign

China

Burma

India

Kunming

Myitkyina

Karachi

Chengkung

Mangshih

Calcutta

Chanyi

Lashio

Shellong

Yunanyi

Bhamo

Dacca

Luhang

Chabau

Changking

Chengtu

Loping

Lushien

Liuchow

Shanghai

Yankai

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Figure 125. Stroud Lanham in the Army Air Corps Uniform [93]
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Figure 126. Home away from Home, Dacca, India, 1945 [93]
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Figure 127. Base in India [93]
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Figure 128. Stroud’s CBI Unit Patch [93]

Radio beacons ( homing stations) were the only means of navigation and at best, most flights would have a period of one to two hours out of reach of any station, where they just flew headings until they could pick up the next station. Tezgaon (CV) was originally the home base of the "Flying Tigers" earlier in the war. Some of the more prominent bases in China where deliveries were made included: Kunming, Chengtu, Luliang, Luichow, and Shanghai. After the Japanese surrendered, Chinese troops were transported into Shanghai for occupation. Stroud made his first flight in to Shanghai carrying Chinese troops 19 September 1945. There were still quite a number of Japanese being used to help operate the field, and upon landing they had to immediately shut down the outboard engines, because so many people were lined along the runway.[108]

After completing the required 750 hours "Hump Time", he was rotated back home as a passenger by air, by way of Casablanca, Azores, Newfoundland and New York City to Dallas. He departed India 22 November 1945 and arrived in the USA 3 December 1945. After spending Christmas at home again, returned to Love Field, Dallas For the remainder of his active duty time.[108]

Stroud entered active duty 16 October 1944, was discharged 16 June 1946 as a Flight Officer, Serial No. T-193508, Service Pilot, four Engine MOS 0917. He received the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars (China Offensive, Central Burma, Indian Burma) and the Victory Medal. [108]

The following article was published in the "Hump Express" paper, 15 November 1945. Since ICD inception in 1942, 594 aircraft were expended over the Hump. A total of 910 crew members and 130 passengers were killed or are listed as missing, according to General Tunner. [108]

After discharge from the Air Corps, returned to Altus and worked again for Jack Walker at his private airfield, one and a half miles west of Altus, doing flight instruction and charter flights until 1947. During this time in conjunction with the Daily Oklahoman newspaper, on an experiment, he flew a twin engine Cessna T-50 ( photo at right)to Oklahoma City on a Saturday afternoon and loaded it with the Sunday, Daily Oklahoman, and delivered then back to Altus, so that the papers were on the street in Altus and Mangum by about 9:00 pm. This was the first time for this and later it became a regular procedure for the Daily Oklahoman. [108]

In 1947 Stroud decided to try something other than flying, and accepted a position as salesman for the Goodman Furniture Co., of Altus. Just in case and to stay in touch with flying he purchased part interest in an Ercoupe airplane, NC 87399. The four owners kept it busy until 1953, when they sold it to John Neher of Altus. [108]

In 1949 there was some controversy about the operations of the surplus Altus Air Base. (This base had been deactivated after WWW II. After the Mayor, Ryan Kerr and some of the Council members talked to Stroud, he accepted the position as manager for the air base, at a salary of $350.00 per month. The highest paid city employee at that time. Most of this time was devoted to clearing the land, repairing buildings and rental of land and the buildings and promoting aviation in general for the betterment of the city. (Tidbit- Some time in 1946 or 1947, Stroud was the co-pilot on the B-17, Memphis Belle Taken from Altus to Memphis, Tenn.) [108]

Early in 1951, Mayor Kerr received a telegram from the Air Force, stating that a survey team would be in Altus on a certain day to evaluate the base for possible reactivation. They stated and reemphasized no publicity of information be given out regarding the visit in advance. When the evaluation arrived, Stroud met them and toured the field to include the buildings, and all other facilities. They were then shown and given drawing and blue prints showing locations of all buildings, streets, utilities and other facilities which had been consolidated on to one sheet by Stroud. After the Captain in charge had looked over the prints he remarked, "this is it, I think this will be the clincher." Before the team departed Altus they called a news conference with the news media, the Chamber of Commerce and gave them the story and that it would be some time before the final selection would be made. Needless to say the Mayor and Stroud were in the doghouse with most everyone for not leaking the story before the teams arrival. After a few weeks another team came and reviewed all the information and facilities. At this time Stroud was advised confidentially that it was almost a sure thing that the Air Force would reactivate the base. A short time later an official announcement was made and work began a few months later. [108]

Stroud resigned as manager of the Altus Airfield in May 1951, prior to the official announcement and purchased the Boswell Cafe at 119 E. Broadway, Altus, for the sum of $10,000. The purchase price included all equipment and fixtures and good will. The cafe’s name was changed to Lanham’s. The total cash they had to open was his two weeks leave pay from the city. There were many rough and long days for all until 26 February 1955, when they finished paying off everything and then sold out.[108] The good times and the hard times of owning your own business is difficult to explain to those that have never experienced ownership.

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Figure 129. The Lanham Cafe in 1953 in Altus [93]
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Figure 130. Lanham’s Cafe Inside [93]
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Figure 131. Lanham Cafe Menu [93]

During the time 1947 through 1955, he continued to fly and instruct in various aircraft on a part time basis. After sending a resume and an application to the U.S. Army Aviation School Camp Rucker, Alabama, he was called to take a check flight which did and passed 26 April 1955. Stroud was now a GS-9 grade Flight Instructor for the Department of Fixed Wing Training. He would be flying the L-19 Birddog made by Cessna. The L-19 was used mainly for observation and operated out of short improvised strips and roads, many of the strip were less than 1000 feet length. Some of the training strips were bound by pine trees 50 to 100 feet in height. This type of training was necessary to prepare the pilots for duty in a war in Vietnam. This type of flying did not impress him; so he moved up to Instrument and Transition training as soon as possible. For some time after flying his regular students a half of the day he would take the second half of the day to teach instrument flying to other instructors who did not have an instruments rating. This type of instruction was done in the LC-126 (Cessna 195) and the L-20 Beaver. [108]

Of the three towns surrounding Camp Rucker, Dothan, Alabama was selected over Enterprise and Ozark as a place to live. The family moved to Dothan in August 1955 and rented a house at 202 Madison Avenue until a new house was constructed at 517 Gardenia Dr. The house was completed on the family moved in during December. House and lot cost $13,700.00. The house was about 1350 square feet of floor space. [108]

Stroud completed the written test and passed flight check for FAA Airline Transport Rating, 2 December 1956. He was made an Army Instrument Examiner, 27 February 1957. During this time he also got his FAA Ground School Instructors rating for: Federal Air Regulations, Navigation, Meteorology and Link Trainer Operator. [108]

While at Rucker he flew and instructed in the following aircraft: L-19 Birddog, L-20 Beaver, LC- 126, CV-2 Caribou, T-42 Baron, U-8 Seminole and the U-21 Ute, a Turbo-Prop, for a total of approximately 8,000 hours. Total career flight time approximately 12,000 hours. [108]

In addition to instructing, the civilian instructors were called on to perform many flight missions, such as Administrative flights, aircraft demonstrations, formation fly-bys and medical evacuation. [108]

And then there was the “Battle of Mississippi”. James Meredith, a black was enrolled by the Federal Government, in Ole Miss University at Oxford, and at this time created quite a disturbance. It was the first week in October 1962. Stroud was working in the CV-2 Caribou at the time, he worked the afternoon shift that Monday, and when he got home he was advised to return to Cairns Airfield, (Ft. Rucker) immediately, with clothes for three or four days. Upon arrival he was informed that the Army was sending the Caribou aircraft to the Naval Air Station, in Memphis, Tennessee, to support the mission of maintaining peace and stopping the riots going on at Oxford. During the week he made numerous trips into the Oxford Airport delivering troops, ammunition and supplies and other flights in support of the mission. They were instructed not to wear name tags and under no condition talk to any reporters. From Sunday night until returning home on the following Saturday morning, he had a total of about 16 hours sleep, and 4 hours of this was sleeping on the floor of the airplane while on standby at the Oxford Airport. [108]

Beginning in 1965 Stroud was used quite often to fill in as Education Specialist in the Department of Fixed Wing Operations and did less flight instructing on a regular basis, but did continue to give check flights and fill in when needed on the flight line. Stroud was later transferred to the Quality Control Branch of the Fixed Wing Dept., and for two years was the Chief of Quality Control, the only Civilian Chief in the Fixed Wing Department. [108]

During his tenure at Ft. Rucker, he received 6 Outstanding Performance Awards, 2 Sustained Superior Awards and one Suggestion Award for $807.00. He was in the next to last step, GS-13 at retirement. [108]

In December 1973 after taking the annual flight physical, he was advised that he could no longer pass the physical due to excessive hearing loss. He was released of duty in February 1974, and after using accumulated sick leave was retired effective 26 February 1975. [108]

After taking a course in Real Estate in early 1975, he passed the Alabama Real Estate Commission test and received a Real Estate Brokers License. He worked for the Realty Leasing Corp., of Dothan, from September 1975 to June 1976. [108]

At this time he decided to let the rest of the world go by and spend his time doing yard work, gardening, playing tennis, and working on this book. Stroud was the elected Treasurer of the Dothan Elks Lodge #1887 from 1965 to 1975, and was elected the Lodge Secretary in 1976 and 1977. [108]

Stroud’s getting interested in genealogy was an evolution. Starting with the local relatives and working backwards the Lanham Book became a project of some 15 years. He published his first edition in 1984 and provided copies to the family. On many occasions he tried to get his son Clifford interested but to little or no avail. Understand this was 1975 to 1990 and Stroud was not interested in learning how to operate a computer and or travel the Internet. Now traveling in the car or van to visit a library, probate records or land records some where was just fine and travel Stroud and Oleta did! Up and down the east coast to visit Lanham’s in Maryland to Kentucky was exciting and interesting in gathering his data. Census records were screened in the Dothan library as were microfiche records. Hundreds of letters he wrote to correspond with relatives and folks all over the U.S. These records are on file now with his son, Clifford W. Lanham. This personal research filled up three drawers of a filing cabinet. This Lanham research has been a cherished legacy for the Lanham family.

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Figure 132. 50 Years Together [93]
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Figure 133. Stroud and Oleta, 1986 [93]

Oran Stroud Lanham was a loving father and grandfather. Stroud died Sunday, 15 December 1996 [111] at his home in Dothan, Alabama.

Oleta died on 15 Jun 2006 and is buried next to Stroud.

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Figure 134. Stroud and Oleta’s Grave Stone

The Clifford Wayne Lanham Family

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Clifford Wayne Lanham [112], was born in the City Hospital, in Altus, Oklahoma, on 7 February 1939 with Dr. L. H. McConnell attending. Dr. McConnell also delivered Clifford’s mother, Oleta Colbath, 6:00 a.m., 13 October 1917. See The Oran Stroud Lanham Family for details.

After attending elementary, junior high school and the ninth grade in Altus, Oklahoma, the Lanham family moved to Dothan, Alabama, where Cliff’s dad found worked at Ft. Rucker as a Civilian Flight instructor for the U.S. Army. Wayne, as he was called until he went to college, enjoyed the times living in Altus. A typical boy of his time he enjoyed playing cowboys and Indians, backyard baseball, football, solders and other games.

Oran Stroud Lanham, Wayne’s dad was the proud owner of a Piper Cub which Wayne and his dad enjoyed flying. His early memories of this airplane included watching his dad rebuild and recover the airplane at the local airport. This introduction to the world of aviation brought on a number of years of building model airplanes. His earliest goal was to become an Air Force Pilot. Unfortunately, the goal of an air force pilot was abruptly ended when he begin to wear glasses in the 10th grade.

Wayne’s elementary years were typical of many children of the 1950’s. Summers were full of swimming, baseball in some open lot, model airplane building and flying plus Saturday movies for a whole ten cents. Heroes of this time were the most famous cowboys of all time: Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Lash LaRue and John Wayne to mention a few. Saturday morning movies consisted of serials of cowboys and Indians, space adventure with Buster Crab, Tarzan and his family of Jane, Boy and of course Cheeta his faithful chimpanzee. Summers were also filled with the excitement of going fishing at the local reservoir and swimming at the city pool. Boy Scouts consumed a fair amount of his time during these early years. One of those summer scout camps would have double memories. At the scout camp he met a young man acting as a counselor and a recent returnee from a place called Korea. At nights this man would sit around the camp fire and tell of his experiences in that particular war. The adventures of being a soldier became seeds of thought for a possible career for Wayne. The second major event for that summer were the serious case of gum infection he received. Upon returning home from Boy Scout camp he had to have his gums burned off for they had swollen over his teeth.

As a student, Wayne was average, with a few moments of excellence. He did try out for football, track and baseball. He was able to make the main team of football in his sixth grade, Washington Elementary School. The last game of the season he had his moment of glory when he caught a blocked kick and returned the ball for a twenty yard touchdown.

Junior high school was uneventful. He went out for football for two years, but spent more time on the bench than any other player. His academic achievements were average and uneventful. By the time he was in the ninth grade he had found himself a summer time job in a local grocery store. From the ninth grade until he graduated from high school he worked part time after school and each summer in a grocery store allowed him to purchase his own car at the age of sixteen.

Working for someone else was a lot more fun and interesting than working for his father who at this time (1951-1955) was the owner of a restaurant in Altus. Washing pots and pans was not high on Waynes’ interest level. The grocery store work experience allowed him to purchase his own car at the age of sixteen. That first car was a 1948 Mercury coupe. Learning to care for that old car became a labor of love and formed the basis of becoming a good automotive mechanic, which enabled him to care for his cars in the future.

Having lived in the community of Altus for sixteen years, the move to the new community of Dothan, Alabama took some adjustments. In the fall of 1955, Wayne entering the eleventh grade at Dothan High School. Not being an accomplished athlete ,Wayne found a job to support his newest car, a 1950 Mercury he purchased just prior to moving to Alabama. Again he found a job in a local grocery store called Jitney Jungle.

Between his junior and senior year Wayne talked his parents into letting him join the Air National Guard and spent the summer of 1956 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, taking basic training. While at Lackland he contacted a serious foot infection which plagued him for a couple of years and for awhile there was serious concern that this problem could limit his goals of joining the military as a career. His two years in the Air Guard while in Dothan were exciting and interesting. Spending one summer at Camp Attaberry, outside of Indianapolis, Indiana added fuel to the fire of seeking more excitement as a member of a military unit. His academics in high school were not as exciting, with the exception of wood working and drafting classes, which were his favorite. His academic record was only average. In any case he did pass all of his subjects and graduated from Dothan High School in the spring of 1957.

Two buddies, Von Smith and Joe Duckett, also in the Air Guard, talked Wayne into driving up state to visit a college called Jacksonville State, Jacksonville, Alabama. Liking the school and finding out that the school had an Army ROTC unit, Wayne enrolled and started college in the fall of 1957. Upon entering college Wayne starting using his first name, Clifford. Just like the military, first name middle initial and last name.

Upon entering college, Cliff made the decision to seek a commission and hopefully a career in the Army. He worked his way through college in the school cafeteria for four years. Between the cafeteria, ROTC, and the Guard and academics, Cliff stayed busy for his years at college. Jacksonville was only 250 miles from Dothan, but Cliff went home only two or three time a year. School was difficult in all subjects except history and ROTC. Those two subjects carried him academically. He enjoyed both subjects immensely.

During his years at Jacksonville he maintained his military reserve status in a local Army National Guard unit. This particular unit was an anti aircraft unit with its primary weapon system being the 75mm skysweeper system. This was a radar tracking and guided gun system of which Cliff was trained as a radar operator on the gun system. Training at Camp Stewart, Georgia, for two summers simply added more excitement to becoming a career military member. Cliff obtained the rank of Specialist 5th Class( E-5) while in the Guard.

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Figure 136. LTR-Mattie, Stroud, Cliff, and T.B. Lanham 1959

He had committed a serious mistake of not studying enough in his senior year, he fell short of graduation points by one point and had to take an extra semester to graduate.

Graduating in 1962, with a BS Degree in Education (History), Cliff entered the US Army as a second lieutenant in the Infantry, his branch of choice. Summer of 1962, he was at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Cliff attended the officers basic course at Ft. Benning. Graduating from the Infantry School Cliff were off to their first duty assignment, Ft. Ord, California in early September 1962.

Driving their newly purchased ( a major purchase of $1825.) 1962 Volkswagen “Bug" they set out for Ft. Ord. Their new car would cost them $85.00 a month out of a monthly wage of $222.30. Knowing that California was an expensive area to live they were both hoping that government quarters would be available. Luck was on their side for when they arrived at Ft. Ord, new quarters had just been opened. They selected a beautiful rancher over looking part of the housing area and the base.

Ft. Ord in 1962, was a basic training installation. This meant long hours seven days a week working with the solders. The Battalion Commander, LTC. Arthur P. Murphy, a crusty W.W.II veteran had a date of rank of 1945, making him the senior Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. Murphy had spent his early career in the Philippines during W.W.II as a guerrilla. As the battalion commander, LTC. Murphy guided many new second lieutenants into becoming good officers.

While at Ft. Ord Cliff earned the Expert Infantry Badge and was promoted to First Lieutenant. Cliff also had the honor of conducting a fifty gun salute for the assassinated President J.F. Kennedy, November 24, 1963. Practice for this gun salute was a big deal! Using six 105mm howitzers and some thirty personnel we practiced for two days eight hours per day to ensure perfect timing and coordination of the gun salute. While at Ord he also was allowed to go to Panama to be trained in the School of the Americas, in jungle warfare. This was a three week course on survival in a jungle environment. Shortly after returning from Panama in the spring of 1964, Cliff received orders to proceed to Germany. This would be Cliff’s first assignment to a Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E) unit, a real combat unit.

Arriving in Germany in mid September, Cliff was assigned to Company B 1/87,8 Infantry Division, Baumholder, Germany. The battalion had been recently reformed from personnel from all over Germany. The unit had also turned in its old M-59 Personnel Carriers and been issued the new M-113 carriers.

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Figure 137. Cliff on rear ramp of M577 command track in Germany, 1964

The M-113 vehicle was a significantly improvement over the M-59. Coming from a training unit with no experience in mechanized infantry proved to be fast paced learning experience for Cliff. Assigned to Company B 1/87 under Captain Ward Miller would prove to be an exciting and challenging eight months of garrison and field work.

Cliff moved from platoon leader of Company B to Battalion S-3 Air and finally to Company Commander of C Company before departing Germany in April 1966. The battalion commander, Lt. Colonel James Hobson provided superb guidance and direction not only to Cliff , but to all the officers of the battalion. Commanding a mechanized infantry company was one of the highlights of his career. There were many weeks spent in the field training at Baumholder, Grafenwoehr and on the border of the divided Germanys’ near Fulda. Even today (2006), on a periodic bases many of the officers of the battalion get together for reunion and fellowship.

The Vietnam War had heated up with the insertion of major American units in 1965, and Cliff received orders to report the 1st Infantry Division in Kansas. Cliff was promoted to captain in April 1966, just prior to their departure back to the states. Arriving at Kennedy Airport in New York, Cliff found out he had been diverted and was now reassigned to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He assumed command of a training company and was in that postion for the next eight months. In March 1967, he receive orders to attend Ranger School at Ft. Benning, GA.

March to June 1967, found Cliff at the Army’s Ranger School a course of mind over matter. Nine weeks of grueling training not only stretched Cliff’s abilities and confidence, he is convinced that this training prepared him for Vietnam and his successful return from that conflict. Being a Captain of the age of 27+ he had to compete with lieutenants six years younger. Of the 245 that started the Ranger course only 123 completed the course of instruction. Of that number only 105 received the RANGER TAB.

Five days after Ranger School, Cliff was on his way to Vietnam. Assigned to Advisor Team 99, Vietnamese 25th Division as an Advisor to the 4/49 Infantry Battalion outside of Duc Hoa, Hau Nghia Providence. An American advisor team consisted of two officers and three to four enlisted men. The team provided tactical training, air and artillery support from the Americans. The team lived with their respective unit on a day to day bases.

The 25th Division had been the 10th Division and was renamed and relocated with it headquarters at Duc Hoa. The number 10 in Vietnamese is considered no good which was the perception of the 10th Division.

The 4/49 battalion’s primary mission was to provide security to the Revolutionary Development Team working the Duc Hoa area. The Revolutionary Team (RD) was to provide education to the local population on agriculture methods, education to the children, and political education to the local population. The battalion had lost one American advisor team and two Revolutionary Teams prior to Cliff and the new ARVN battalion commander arrival.

No RD Teams were lost during Cliffs time with the battalion. The new Vietnamese battalion commander, Captain Chow, contributed the most to the reorganization and esprit de corp to the battalion. Captain Chow allowed Cliff the opportunity to train a select group of soldiers in the art of night ambushing. This group became very effective and in a short period of time had sprung a number of ambushes with deadly results.

During the TET Offensive, January 1968, the battalion was under heavy mortar, machine gun attack and sapper attack. Sappers were trained to infiltrate the defensive position and place charges to open the wire or destroy command bunkers. The Vietnamese took numerous casualty alone with the loss of the senior American Noncommissioned Officer (NCO). This senior NCO had only been with Cliff’s team a little over a two weeks. The battalion was in the field for two weeks following the TET offensive. The battalions mission during this time was to block escape routes out of the Saigon area.

Before and after TET the battalion participated in numerous air assault exercises west and north of Duc Hoa along the Van Co Dong River ( see map); inflecting serious Viet Cong casualties on two separate occasions. In late February 1968, Cliff was reassigned to the 1/49, 25th Division (ARVN). This was a sister battalion located near Bau Tri( providence capital of Hau Nghia). Cliff would accompany this battalion out of the delta and up country to a place near Dau Tieng on the edge of War Zone C. The battalion was to work in concert with the American 25th Division. The battalion operated around Suoi Tre for three weeks.

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Figure 138. 1967-12-21 Cliff with his Advisory Team 3rd BN 49 Inf Regt 25 ARVN Div inside WarZone C, Vietnam

In March 1967, units of the American 25th Division stood their ground and slugged it out with the North Vietnamese Army (NVA). Over 500 NVA bodies were buried on the edge of the fire base and the odor was still prevalent when the 1/49th ( commanded by Captain Nguyen Ngo) and units of the US 25th were airlifted into the old fire base. The Vietnamese had a hard time adjusting to the terrain and working with the Americans. The jungle in this area was not what the battalion was accustomed to down in the delta. While the Americans carried their equipment on helicopters and dropped that equipment in each night the Vietnamese carried everything on their backs.

It was not long before the North Vietnamese found out that this ARVIN unit was in the area and the unit started taking serious hits. The command group got caught in an ambush losing four and four wounded. The point man was hit by an RPG rocket and cut in half. Shrapnel and the rocket projectile killed another three. Cliff and the VN battalion commander were only one soldier away from all those killed. As the command group was being hit, one of the line companies came upon an NVA camp with a short and deadly fire fight. The attached American artillery observer called in some 175mm to support the tied down company and a few ARVN were wounded by friendly fire. We could not extract the wounded nor the killed due to the heavy foliage and overhanging trees. We had to pack out all our casualties to a clearing about two or three kilometers. By the time we got to the clearing night was upon us and we were only able to extract out the wounded. The dead were picked up the next morning. That night, the feeling was we would be hit so we dug in deep with overhead cover. Luck was with us and we were not bothered. After three weeks the Americans had the battalion pulled out and returned to the delta near Bau Trai. Cliff has often wondered what happened to the respective battalion commanders after the fall of Vietnam.

Returning from Vietnam in August 1968, Cliff was assigned to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Maryland, to attend the Ordnance Career Course. While in VN Cliff received his Regular Army commission ensuring him career status and changing him from Infantry to Ordnance Corp. While at the Career Course he was promoted to Major.

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Figure 139. Cliff in his black Vietnamese attire.
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Figure 140. The battalion headquarters area of the 4th Bn 49 Regiment, 25 ARVN outside of Duc Hoa.
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Figure 141. ARVN 25th Division and the American 25th Division had similar areas of operation. ARVN primarily stayed in Hau Nghia, Long An, and Tay Ninh. ARVN generally did not venture into War Zone C which was north of Tay Ninh City. Duc Hoa was the ARVN 25th HQ. See Cliff’s experiences in War Zone C.
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Figure 142. A collection of NVA weapons captures near the Von Co Dong River

After the career course, Cliff was assigned to Niagara Falls, N.Y. to be the material officer in support of the Nike Sites( ground to air missiles). The mission of the support center was to backup Nike Sites and their maintenance of the Nike Missiles. This was a short assignment for the support center was closed after being there only six months in 1969.

Returning to Vietnam in January 1971, now as an Ordnance officer, Cliff served as the material officer, 79th Maintenance Battalion and then as a company commander of a salvage and retrograde company (567 Transportation Co. Provisional). The unit’s mission was to receive and prepare for shipment all rolling stock, and salvageable equipment from VN as the American units were extracted. In some cases some of the equipment was refurbished and given to Vietnamese units. This particular command was a lot harder than the previous tour. Commanding a unit of over three hundred, coupled with the drug problems, twenty-four hour shifts, and “the lets go home attitude” of the soldiers, proved to be a challenge and an experience to lay the ground work for his future assignments. Command and control was hampered by a serious drug problem. A small plastic vile of heroin was only about $5-10.00. This same amount heroin back in the states would bring an easy $100. or more. The 79th Battalion saved millions of dollars of equipment by returning that equipment back to the United States for future use. The Battalion receive a Meritorious Unit Citation for its efforts in the retrograde operation from Vietnam. The battalions efforts were well documented and archived at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

Returning from this tour (1972), Cliff turned down an assignment to the Washington D.C. area and accepted an advisors assignment to an Alabama National Guard Maintenance Battalion at Tallassee, Alabama. After one year the Lanham’s were again reassigned to Germany. In August 1973, Cliff and family were off on another European adventure which lasted until December 1977.

Cliff spent the next four years in the Inspector General Office, first at Theater Army Command (TACOM) Headquarters in Worms, Germany, and then at the First Support Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany. This assignment had Cliff on the road traveling some 310/330 days a year. Sometimes the family would join up with Cliff and together they had the opportunity to visit many of the sites of Europe and England. This was an enjoyable time in having the family together.

While in Europe, Cliff became involved in the Boy Scout program along with his children. He successfully completed the Scouters Wood Badge course while in Germany. He also was an instructor at a Wood Badge course, thus receiving his third bead on his Wood Badge.

Upon return from Germany in 1977, Cliff completed The Command and General Staff School and the Logistics Management School prior to being assigned to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Each of these schools would be equivalent to a civilian masters program. The family purchased their first home in 1977. The house was a cape cod on the out skirts of the town of Aberdeen, Maryland. Having a full basement the kids took charge of this area an spent many hours playing, movie making, TV watching and hanging out.

At the Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Cliff was in charge of automotive/tank maintenance instruction. Some 3000 to 4000 students came through the ten courses under his supervision on an annual basis. This was as period of educational innovation and implementation of new equipment such as the M-1 Tank and the Bradley (M-2/3) fighting vehicle. In education, courses were self-paced to allow the students to progress at a pace to meet their learning styles. Instruction time was cut between 20 and 50%. During this tour Cliff completed an MBA degree from Florida Institute of Technology and was promoted to Lt. Colonel.

In 1980 Cliff and the family moved to Virginia Beach, VA. Cliff assumed command of the Army ROTC Department at Old Dominion University. This assignment proved to be a low stress, highly rewarding period of time working with young people seeking an Army commission and more time with the family. When Cliff left Old Dominion University (ODU) there were 137 students in the program. This was a new enrollment record for the school and the program. During and after the Vietnam war enrollment fell to around 30 students.

While Cliff was assigned to ODU.

Cliff’s terminal year in the Army was spent at Ft. Monroe, TRADOC Headquarters, VA, as the installation Maintenance officer, responsible for formulating maintenance policy and procedures for all the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC’s) Training Installations.

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Figure 143. Cliff’s retirement, Ft. Monroe, VA, 1985

Cliff retired from the Army in September 1985, as a Lt. Colonel. His awards and decorations included the Bronze Star with 3 oak leafs, Meritorious Service Medal/w 2olc, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Star, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm and other service ribbons.

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Figure 144. Cliff on the press, PIP PRINTING, 1986 -1991

Immediately after retirement Cliff went to work for a computer manufacturing company called Systems Management of America in Norfolk, VA. After working for this firm for about a year Cliff got the urge to open his own business. After much research he selected the commercial printing business. Buying into a franchise call PIP(Postal Instant Press), Cliff took a two week crash course in ownership of a printing company. He opened his printing company in Chesapeake, Va., January 1986. For the next six years Cliff operated the printing company. His company’s growth was fantastic the first three years. Cliff’s business was ranked in the top 10% of all single store printing firms within the franchise. In 1992, Cliff decided to put the store up for sale and seek a new career in education. His $40,000 initial investment was returned five times over upon sale.

Returning to school a Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Cliff earned another master degree in middle school (6-8) education, 1992; and started teaching in Virginia Beach Public School System in 1992. From 1992 to 1994 he taught at Brandon Middle School. Teaching seventh grade life science he found the experience rewarding and challenging. While at Brandon he was honored by being nominated for teacher of the year. Unfortunately, he was not selected. In 1994 he transferred to a newly constructed middle school called Larkspur Middle School. Teaching Life Science his first year in the new school. After teaching Life Science for three years. Cliff moved up to the eight grade to teach Physical Science in his fourth year at LMS.

Physical Science consisted of a semester of Chemistry and a semester of Physics. This change of pace and subject matter recharged Cliff and he continued to teach until June of 2003.

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Figure 145. Cliff in the Classroom

In June 2003 Cliff sold their home in Virginia Beach and moved to Madison, Alabama, which is 12 miles west of Huntsville Alabama. Constructing a new four bedroom home with all the design features ever wanted in a home they are now enjoying retirement in a new community. Cliff continues to play tennis in three different leagues, works on his radio control planes, works with Scouts and continues a vigorous outdoor life style.

Cliff in 2006, did his last major revision of Oran S. Lanham’s book by adding numerous pages and with emphasis concerning Thomas and Patience Sappington Lanham’s children. He also did extensive research in the Richmond, KY area and perhaps may have found the Thomas homestead and maybe Thomas and Patience graves. This journey is posted later in this book. Cliff copyrighted and published his last revision in late 2006. Over 50 copies of the book were donated to 50 libraries from Maryland to the LDS Library in Utah. His Dad’s book of about 120 pages was now 235 pages of Lanham and related family data.

In 2008, Cliff went with Kevin to Shanghai, China. This two week adventure was fantastic time with Kevin and the opportunity to visit China. Upon returning from China, Cliff was looking through some of O.S. Lanham’s WWII records and found pictures of Stroud’s visit to Shanghai in Sep and Oct 1945. Many of the places visited in 1945 Cliff and Kevin visited in 2008. It is an eerie feeling looking at the same buildings and sites 63 years after your father visited the same locations. A trip through Rockwall, Texas and Missouri in 2009 yielded more background data on the Lanham’s of Rockwall, Texas and also brothers of Sylvester Lanham. Current grave site pictures of the Lanham’s in Rockwall have been added to this revision of the Lanham history.

After working in the Boy Scout program for over 39 years, Cliff retired from the Scouting program in 2009. At the time he hung up his Scouting hat, he was the Deputy Executive Commissioner for the City of Madison and the county area around Madison.

He continues to participate on three City Advisory Boards (Hospital, Recreation and Planning Boards) as of 2012. His days are spent traveling to see the grandkids in Colorado, Florida, and Pennsylvania. On many of his trips he continues to do Genealogy research on the Lanham Family as well as related interests. He has covered a lot of the Appalachian Trail in PA, MD, VA, and SC.

Cliff have their health and continue to enjoy their children, grandchildren, and life in 2012. And as of this writing Cliff is continuing the genealogy work of Our Lanham’s.

The Maternal Side of Our Family Lines

The Maternal Lineage of Thomas Lanham 1757

The Leah Unknown Family

We don’t know much yet about Leah yet.

Leah (maiden name unknown) married Stephen Lanham born 1726.

The Maternal Lineage of Sylvester Lanham

The John Sappington Family 1723

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John Sappington 1723 → Patience Sappington 1760 → she married Thomas Lanham 1757 (see The Thomas Lanham (1757) Family)

John SAPPINGTON [113] was born on 14 Jul 1723 in , Cecil Co., MD. He died _, in Madison Co., Kentucky.

John was the son of Nathaniel Sapington born abt. 1692, England.  Nathaniel died in Cecil County, Maryland 5 Oct 1735, ,Cecil, Maryland.

John Sappington and wife, Margaret immigrated to Madison County, Kentucky probably about 1785.

The John Sappington went to Madison County at least as early as 1780. [114] John is at George Boones’ Station, near Foxtown ( now Whitehall) some six miles west of Boonesborough, established by Daniel Boone in 1775. This trading station was known as “Trading Hill” 1782, and this area experienced some the worst Indian Warfare in Madison County.

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Figure 146. The Book about Daniel Boone
 John married **Margarett ____________**.
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Margarett was born about 1725. Margarett died ________in _____________.
Some people think Margarett’s maiden name was Baxter, but we have not seen source documentation to back that up yet.
They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Elizabeth SAPPINGTON b. July 14, 1743 in Maryland. She married John Baxter (Feb 7, 1746-bef Aug. 30, 1783 Virginia)

(ii.) Son, John SAPPINGTON JR. ( sometimes known as Sergeant John) was born on 03 Sep 1750 in , Anne Arundel, Maryland. John married Jemima FOWLER of Prince Georges County, Maryland on 29 Jan 1781. They had 18 children of which all but one lived to adult life. John Jr. died on 10 Sep 1815.

(iii.) Son, James SAPPINGTON was born about 1756 in , Anne Arundel, MD. He died in 1838 in Madison, Kentucky. James married (1) Sarah DURBIN and he married (2) Margaret BROWN.

(iv.) Son, Hartley SAPPINGTON was born on Apr. 27, 1758 in , Anne Arundel, Maryland. He died on 12 May 1850 in Washington, Franklin, Missouri. Hartley married Mary Ann PURCELL on 24 Feb 1789 in , Madison, Kentucky.

(v.) Son, Richard SAPPINGTON was born in Sept 9, 1757 in , Anne Arundel, Maryland. He died on 18 Oct 1811 in St. Louis, Missouri. [115] [116] Richard married Nancy JONES in 1795. Nancy was the daughter of Foster Jones and Mourning Harris Jones.

(vi.) Son, Sylvester SAPPINGTON was born in 1761/64 and died Feb. 25, 1846 in Winchester, Scott, Illinois. [113]

(vii.) Daughter, Patience SAPPINGTON was born about 1760 in Anne Arundel, Maryland. Some of the Sappington’s have the date recorded as 19 Sep 1760. This date has not been confirmed. Even Hartley’s Bible only has her name with not dates. She died about 1836 Madison Co., Kentucky. She married Thomas LANHAM, born 1757. See The Thomas Lanham (1757) Family for details.

This is our line.

Thomas Lanham and John Sappington are both listed on the Historical Markers located at Fort Boonesborough, listing the early settlers and pioneers of Fort Boonesborough, who lived in the Fort or adjacent to it.

On 6 November 1786, John and Margaret Sappington whose daughter, Patience would marry Thomas Lanham, conveyed their land on Harm’s Run, near Wheeling Virginia to John Henderson. This area was referred to as the “Disputed Territory” of Western Virginia and Pennsylvania. John Sappington Jr.(John Sr. son) and wife Jemina had settled this area earlier.[117] Other Sappington boys, James and Hartley most likely were with family at this time.

The following were with John Sappington in the Wheeling area in 1780.

  • Jeptha SAPPINGTON was born in 1762.[113]

We are not sure of the relationship of Jeptha to John. Some think that he is a son, but we have no actual records to prove that Jeptha Sappington is the son of John Sappington (b.1723)
  • Caleb SAPPINGTON was born in 1756.[113]

We are not sure of the relationship of Caleb to John. Some think that he is a son, but we have no actual records to prove that Caleb Sappington is the son of John Sappington (b.1723)

We are not sure when John Sr with or with out his family ventured to the western regions of Pennsylvania and what is now Brooke County, West Virginia.  According to Joshua McQueen ( Draper MMC CC) between 1770 1774, the Wells, Baxters, Browns, Sappingtons and McQueen moved to what is now Brookes County, West Virginia.

We do know on 30 April 1774, a mass murder that attracted news through-out the colonies was conducted at Baker’s Tavern, across the Ohio from the mouth of Yellow Creek, now Hancock County, West Virginia.

The ambush of Chief Logan’s brother, the pregnant sister, nephew and Logan’s wife contributed to the follow on war referred to as the Lord Dunmore War.  The Documentary History of the Dunmore War, 1774 written by R.G. Thwaites and L.P. Kellogg in 1905 discusses the ramifications of the killing and the aftermath results.  This book is also a bit of a compilation of the Draper Manuscripts.

John Sappington was right in the middle of this historic event. Many years later (1801, affidavit) Sappington recorded the events of that day and admitted to having shot Logan’s brother. There is another book:   Ever Home a Fort Every man a Warrior, by Michael Edward Nogay, 2009, that describes the events of that day. Sappington, Daniel Greathouse and a Nathaniel Tomlinson were all involved in the killings.

John did considerable traveling about the frontier including Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. We are not sure when, but John constructs a fortified facility above the Harmon Creek at Weirton, West Virginia and near what is now referred to as Sappington Run. This data has been recorded in Nogay’s book.  The Indians in this area consisted of the Wyandot, Shawnee, Delaware, Mingo.

John was also an early settler of Boonesbourgh, KY and we know for sure he was at George Boone’s Station 1799-80.   

In the book The TENMILE COUNTRY and ITS PIONEER FAMILIES by Howard L. Leckey, 1950, Hartley and John Sappington signed the petition to form a new state.  There are also two other Sappingtons on the petition for establishment of a new state: Caleb and George. These same names show in the Anne Arundel County records in Maryland, but we are not sure which of the Sappington families these boys belong.

Most likely John had constructed his home at Harmon Creek prior to 1799, for we find three of John’s sons serving with Captain Edmund Baxter’s Western Militia Company from Weirton in 1980-81. The Pennsylvania Arches, Fifth Series, Vol. V, pp 681-2, contains the company roster.  This Revolutionary War register is erroneously Labeled” County of Chester” in the PA. Archives.

The roster has John sr. sons as:  Hartley, Sergeant John , and James Sappington.

Thomas Lanham is also among the members of this company in the 7th Class alone with John Jr.

According to records, John Sr. was at George Boones Station in 1780 and departed to return to the Wheeling area to gather his family and return to Boonesbourgh.

Joshua McQueen first married about1783, in Mingo Bottom, Brooke County, WVA, to Margaret Baxter moved to Hoy Station, Kentucky in 1785. When they arrived at Hoy Station, they found and settled alone side the Sappington’s Lanham, Hoy, Crews, Blackwell, Harris and Brown Families. It has been said that the McQueen’s and Sappingtons went into the horse trading business while at Hoy.

The Sappington’s had land at Harmon Creek as early as 1773.  See the map and survey of 400 acres near Sappington Run, Yohogania County (now Brooke County West Virginia), Pennsylvania. This same plot of land was sold on 6 Nov. 1786, page 96 of Ohio County Land Records to a John Henderson for sum of 180 pounds.

John’s son John jr. married to Jemima FOWLER, sold their land on Cross Creek, six mile below John sr.( now Brooke Co. WVA) to Nicholas Davis on 9 Oct 1786 for 250 pounds.  TheOhio County Records in Wheeling, WVA have this sale on page 90 of the Ohio County records.  John is spelled Jon and Jemima is spelled Gemima on the sale record.

Most of the Sappingtons end up alone the Otter Creek in Madison, Kentucky. Where they reside until about 1805.  John Jr takes many of the Sappington Clan to Missouri leaving James Sappington and his family at Otter Creek until his death about 1838.

The Madison County Tax Records of 1788, reflect: Sapinton, James; Sapinton, John; Sapinton, John Jr;  alone with Lanham, Thomas. 

Deposition was taken in the home of John Sappington in Madison County, 27 April 1798, Capt. John Sappington, a justice of the peace and lately a representative for Madison county, concerning desposition of Joshua MCQUEEN. [118]

John jr, his wife Jemima Fowler Sappington and their 18 children alone with other Sappington clan depart for Missouri about 1805.  Amazingly, of John’s 18 kids all but one lived to adult age.

By 1820, only James Sappington and his family remain in Madison County, KY. alone with the Lanhams.

The Maternal Lineage of Curtis Harden Lanham

The William Estes Family 1785

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William Estes 1785 → Jane Estes 1797 → she married Sylvester Lanham, See The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790

William ESTES [119] [120] was born before 1785. He married unknown.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Jane (Jeanne or Jennir) ESTES [119] [121] was born in 1797 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA. She died in 1868 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Jane married Sylvester LANHAM [121] [122] son of Thomas LANHAM and Patience SAPPINGTON in 1810 in ,,Kentucky, USA. Sylvester was born in 1790 in ,Madison, Kentucky, USA. He died in 1863 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. He was buried in 1863 in Old Elam Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas. See The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790 for details.

More research is needed for this line.

The Maternal Lineage of Hiram Demarcus Lanham

The John Chandler Family

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John Chandler 1802 → Margaret L. Chandler 1824 → she married Curtis Harden Lanham, see The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1813

John CHANDLER [123] was born [124] on 26 May 1802 in South Carolina. He died on 27 Aug 1879 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

John Chandler was listed in Goodspeed’s History of Andrew County, as being one of the earliest settlers in the Benton and Platte Township of Andrew County.

John married Mary ___ [125] about 1831. Mary was born [124] on 14 Dec 1801 in Tennessee, USA. She died on 25 Aug 1877 in of Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

The 1850 Andrew Co., Misssouri census listed the John Chandler household as: Mary, wife; children, William age 17 born in Illinois, Nancy age 16 born in Illinois, Mary age 14 born in Illinois and John age 8 born in Missouri; also the family of Curtis Lanum and wife Margaret and Children, Thomas B., Hiram D. and William C.

Possibly Mary W. Gibson per Rootsweb - ID: I392408, Event date: , Contributor: gkobernus2719130. Need confirmation. If this Mary, then was the daughter of Joseph W Gibson (b. abt 1777 in Virginia, d. abt 1857 in , Lincoln, Missouri, USA ) and Susan (Susannah) Hudson (b. abt 1778 in ,,Kentucky) Their children may have included: Mary W.Gibson (1801-1877), Archibald William Gibson (1802-1888), Elizabeth Gibson (1803-), John Hudson Gibson (1806-1886), Nancy Gibson (1807-), William Gibson (1811-), Patsy Gibson (1813-), Malinda Gibson (1818-), Lucinda Gibson , Randolph Gibson, and Susan Gibson. Confirmation needed.

John and Mary had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Margaret L. CHANDLER was born [124] on 15 Sep 1824. She died on 16 May 1890. She married Curtis Harden LANHAM about 1843. Curtis was born 1813.

(ii.) Son, William CHANDLER was born [124] in 1832 in Illinois.

(iii.) Daughter, Nancy CHANDLER was born [124] in 1833 in Illinois.

(iv.) Daughter, Mary CHANDLER was born [124] in 1836 in llinois.

(v.) Son, John CHANDLER was born [124] in 1842 in Missouri.

The Abednego Chandler Family 1752

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Abednego Chandler 1752 → John Chandler 1802 → Margaret L. Chandler 1824 → she married Curtis Harden Lanham, see The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1813

Abednego CHANDLER was born about 1752/1753 in , King William, Virginia. [126] He was the son of Robert Chandler III and Sarah . [127] He died 4 July 1817 , Christian, Kentucky. [128] He married Elizabeth BANKS [127] before 1780. [129] She was born before 1768. [127] They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Jemima CHANDLER, born about 1780 in Darlington, South Carolina and died 1850 in Christian, Kentucky. She married on 9 April 1817 to Frederick Nixon. [127]

(ii.) Daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) CHANDLER was born about 1789 in Newberry or Greenville County, South Carolina. She married on 30 September 1808 to Samuel Hamby in ,Christian,Kentucky. [127]

(iii.) Son, Samuel CHANDLER was born about 1796 in ,,South Carolina. [127]

(iv.) Daughter, Sarah CHANDLER was born about 1798 in ,,South Carolina and died after 1860. She married on 15 APR 1817 to James Amos Hamby. [127]

(v.) Son, John CHANDLER was born on 26 May 1802 in South Carolina. [127] [130] He died on 27 Aug 1879 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

Our line.

(vi.) Daughter, Mary CHANDLER (1804-). She married on 24 December 1831 to William Adams. [127]

(vii.) Daughter, Kesiah CHANDLER was born 23 March 1806 in , Christian, Kentucky. [131] She married on 5 May 1835 to Isaac Cooper in ,Christian,Kentucky. She died 30 July 1862 in Burnside,Hancock, IL. [131] She is buried in the McKay Cemetery. [131]

The Robert Chandler Family 1687

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Robert Chandler 1687 → Abednego Chandler 1752 → John Chandler 1802 → Margaret L. Chandler 1824 → she married Curtis Harden Lanham, see The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1813

Robert CHANDLER was born 30 May 1687 in St. Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia. He died Goochland, Virginia. He married Sarah _ in ,, Virginia. She was born about 1713.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, John CHANDLER, born about 1748 in , Lunenburg, Virginia and died after 1830 in ,Morgan, Illinois. He married a Rachel Clark about 1785.

(ii.) Son, Meshach CHANDLER, born on 17 January 1750 in Great Falls on the James River, Virginia and died abt 1844 in , Union,South Carolina. He married Sally.

(iii.) Son, Abednego CHANDLER, born about 1752 in ,, Virginia, and died 1806 in , Christian, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth Banks. See The Abednego Chandler Family 1752 for details.

(iv.) Son, Shadrack CHANDLER, born August 1757 in , Lunenburg, Virginia and died in ,, Kentucky.

(v.) Daughter, Susan CHANDLER, born about 1758 in ,,Virginia.

(vi.) Son, Daniel CHANDLER, born about 1760 in ,, Virginia and died 1837 in ,Jefferson, Illinois.

(vii.) Son, Samuel CHANDLER, born about 1762 in Sumter, South Carolina and died 10 February 1852 in Sumter, South Carolina. He married Jane Welch in 1790 in Sumter, South Carolina.

(viii.) Son, Mordecai CHANDLER, born 15 May 1762 in ,Culpepper,Virginia and died 23 May 1846 in , Union,South Carolina. He married Elizabeth Musgrove 1774 in , Union,South Carolina.

The Maternal Lineage of Thomas Berry Lanham, Curtis Harden (1875), Mollie, and Alma Lanham

The Green Berry Jacks Family

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Green Berry Jacks 1819 → Sarah Green Jacks 1849 → she married The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845

GreenBerryJacksFanChart
Figure 147. Green Berry Jacks Fan Chart

Green Berry JACKS [132] [133] [134] [135] [136] was born [137] on 30 Dec 1819 in Kentucky [138], USA. He is listed in the 1870 Kaufman County, Texas Census as a wheelwright

Green married Lovina AMICK on 4 June 1843 in Howard, Bates County, Missouri. [132] [136] [139] [85] [135] She was the daughter of David AMICK and Elizabeth of Andrew Co., Missouri.

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Figure 148. Lovina Amick Fan Chart

Lovina was born on 26 Jun 1825 in Missouri. [140] She died on 29 Dec 1887 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Texas.

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Figure 149. Lovina Amick Gravestone in Rockwall, Texas ( marker broken in half and laying on the ground)

Her grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads:

 LOVINA
 Wife of G.B. JACKS
 Born JUNE 26, 1825
 Died DEC 29, 1887.
Various sources show her as ARNICK, ANNICK, AMIC and AMICK.

The 1850 Census shows their family in Howard, Missouri in 1850.

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Figure 150. Green B Jacks Family in 1850 Census

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, David B. JACKS [135] was born [137] on 08 Mar 1844 in Missouri.[141]

(ii.) Daughter, Eliza Benton JACKS [135] was born [137] on 27 Oct 1845 in Missouri.[141] She died on 31 May 1933.

(iii.) Daughter, Nancy E. JACKS [135] was born [137] on 23 Nov 1847 in Missouri.[141] The 1870 Census shows her as "Wilburn Williams , M , age 25 , born in Kentucky | Nancy E Williams , F , 22 , Missouri | James L Williams , M , 4 , Texas, living with Green Berry Jacks.

(iv.) Daughter, Sarah Green "Gallie" JACKS [135] was born on 16 May 1849 in Missouri.[141] She married Hiram Demarcus Lanham. She died on 01 Sep 1926. See The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845 for details.

This is our line.

(v.) Son, James JACKS [135] was born [137] on 19 Mar 1851.

(vi.) Son, Jeff JACKS [135] born [137] on 03 Apr 1852.

(vii.) Son, Milton Jefferson JACKS, born 03 Jul 1852 in Joplin, Mo. [136] [135] He married Mary Ina Elizabeth Pharr, [142] born 27 Oct 1873 in Georgia, [142] [143] daughter of C.S. Pharr and Sarah E. Garrison. [142] They had the following children: Jesse L. Jacks 1895–1939, Allie Jacks 1897, Daniel M. Jacks 1898–1917, Lavina Jacks 1901, Green Berry Jacks 1902–1986, Henry C. Jacks 1905, Josie O Jacks 1907, Fannie Bell Jacks 1908–1908, Rubbie E Jacks 1911, Authar R Jacks 1918. [144] [145] He died on 02 May 1929 in Quinlan, Hunt, Texas.[136] Mary Ina died 15 Nov 1957 in Kaufman, Texas.[146]

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Figure 151. Milton J. Jacks Death Certificate showing GB Jacks and Lovina as parents

(viii.) JACKS was born [137] on 16 Aug 1854. The first name is ripped off the page. The paper is very old and fragile.

(ix.) Son, John Alvin Jacks, born on 27 July 1863. He worked as a pumper. He died 12 May 1926 in Blackwell, Coke, Texas.[138]

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Figure 152. John Jacks Death Certificate showing GB Jacks and Lovina as parents

The William Milton Jacks Family

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William Milton Jacks 1807 → Green Berry Jacks 1819 (see The Green Berry Jacks Family) → Sarah Green Jacks 1849 → she married Hiram Demarcus Lanham (see The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845)

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Figure 153. William Milton Jacks Fan Chart

William Milton Jacks , b. bef 1807 and the son of John Nicholas JACKS (b. abt 1740)

of Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1820/1830 in Bank, Kentucky). William died _.

William married Nancy WHITE. She was born before 1807.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Green Berry Jacks , born 30 Dec 1819. See The Green Berry Jacks Family for details.

The David Amick Family

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David Amick 1781 → Lovina Amick 1825 → she married Green Berry Jacks (see The Green Berry Jacks Family) → Sarah Green Jacks 1849 → she married Hiram Demarcus Lanham (see The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845)

David AMICK was born about 1781 in ,Randolph, North Carolina. He died about 1868. David married Elizabeth about 1831.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Lovina AMICK was born on 26 Jun 1825 in ,,Missouri, USA. She died on 29 Dec 1887 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. Lovina married Green Berry JACKS See The Green Berry Jacks Family for details.

The Maternal Lineage of Oran S. and Wortha L. Lanham

The James McHale Family

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James McHale → Mattie Elizabeth McHale-Ashley 1880 → she married Thomas Berry Lanham 1882 (see The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882)

James McHale was born after 1843 [147] and he died about 1880. [148]

James McHale married Cassandra Minerva Jane SISK , a daughter of J. E. and Julia Edith Sisk on 23 Apr 1861.[149]

Cassandra was born in Franklin County, Tennessee. The 1900 Rockwall Co., Texas census indicated she was born March 1843, the 1880 Franklin Co., Tenn. census indicates she was born 1842, and her tombstone indicates 1841. The tombstone appears to be in error. The 1900 census shows her birthdate as March 1843. The 1910 census where she lived with her son William Harvey in Martha Oklahoma at age 67 shows she was born (1910-67=1843) in North Carolina. There is a disconnect somewhere on her birthdate.

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Figure 154. United States Census, 1870, Alabama, Madison Township 3 Range 15 Header Row
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Figure 155. United States Census, 1870, Alabama, Madison Township Shows Cassandra and daughter Waltie.

The 1880 Franklin Co., Tenn. census indicated she was living with her mother Julia E. Sisk, and her name appeared to be Cassandra Mchall, and checked as being divorced or widow, a daughter, Walter, age 13 and Wilburn age two living together. Some members of the Sisk family did recall hearing talk about a girl by the name of Walter and that she stayed in Tennessee when the other Sisk group came to the Rockwall, Texas area.

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Figure 156. US Census 1880, Franklin, Tennessee showing Cassandra living with her Mother [150]

James McHale and Cassandra had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Walter E McHale was born 3 April 1865 in Tennessee, United States. She married Thomas Sisk (b. 1858) and they had children. She died on 6 June 1949 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States and was buried June 1949 in Estillfork, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

(ii.) Son, Gideon Wilburn (GID) McHale , was born 30 August 1877 in Franklin County, Tennessee and married Dovie LEONARD, 21 October 1900 at Garland, Rockwall County, Texas. He died on 13 Mar 1942 at Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma and was buried in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma. See The Gideon Wilburn Ashley Family for details.

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Figure 157. Gid’s family census entry indicates that his father is from N. Carolina, but we’re not clear if that is father or stepfather
Interestingly, the Ashley’s neighbors in the census are the Shipmans. Jessie Kate shows up. Jessie Kate later married Wortha Lanham.

(ii.) Daughter, Mattie Elizabeth ASHLEY , was born 14 November 1880 at Beans Creek, Franklin Co., Tennessee, and married THOMAS BERRY (T. B.) LANHAM of Rockwall, Texas 15 November 1903. (see The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882 for details).

CMJ Sisk Worthy 1907 BabyMattie E. Lanham Mother
Figure 158. Cassandra Minerva Jane Sisk with little Mattie Elizabeth ASHLEY

James seems to have died in 1880.

The Willis Ashley Family

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Willis Ashley → Stepfather to Mattie Elizabeth McHale-Ashley 1880 → she married Thomas Berry Lanham 1882 (see The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882)

Willis ASHLEY was born after 1867 and he died from November 1885 to June 1900.[151]

Willis married Cassandra Minerva Jane SISK , a daughter of J. E. and Julia Edith Sisk on 17 November 1885 in Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.[152] [153]

More research is needed.

Cassandra was born in Franklin County, Tennessee. The 1900 Rockwall Co., Texas census indicated she was born March 1843, the 1880 Franklin Co., Tenn. census indicates she was born 1842, and her tombstone indicates 1841. The tombstone appears to be in error. The 1900 census shows her birthdate as March 1843. The 1910 census where she lived with her son William Harvey in Martha Oklahoma at age 67 shows she was born (1910-67=1843) in North Carolina. There is a disconnect somewhere on her birthdate.

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Figure 159. United States Census, 1870, Alabama, Madison Township 3 Range 15 Header Row
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Figure 160. United States Census, 1870, Alabama, Madison Township 3 Range 15

The 1880 Franklin Co., Tenn. census indicated she was living with her mother Julia E. Sisk, and her name appeared to be Cassandra Mchall, and checked as being divorced or widow, a daughter, Walter, age 13 and Wilburn age two living together. Some members of the Sisk family did recall hearing talk about a girl by the name of Walter and that she stayed in Tennessee when the other Sisk group came to the Rockwall, Texas area. Cassandra M. J. died 1922 and is buried at Martha, Okla.

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Figure 161. US Census 1880, Franklin, Tennessee showing Cassandra living with her Mother [154]

Five years after Willis and Cassandra married, the 1900 census shows the Cassandra using the married name Ashley, but Willis does not show in that census.

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Figure 162. US Census 1900 Royce City, Rockwall, Texas showing Cassandra, Gid, Mattie, and William Ashley [155]
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Ashley CMJ2
Figure 163. Cassandra M. J. Ashley’s Grave Stone in Oklahoma

Cassandra brought the following children to this Ashley marriage from her first marriage to McHale: Waltie McHale, Gideon Wilburn McHale. It appears that McHale may have been the father to Mattie Elizabeth too.

Willis and Cassandra had the following children together: William Harve Ashley.

(ii.) Stepdaughter, Waltie McHale.

(ii.) Stepson, Gideon Wilburn (GID) McHale, used the last name ASHLEY , was born 30 August 1877 in Franklin County, Tennessee and married Dovie LEONARD, 21 October 1900 at Garland, Rockwall County, Texas. See The Gideon Wilburn Ashley Family for details.

(iii.) Stepdaughter or Daughter [156], Mattie Elizabeth ASHLEY , was born 14 November 1880 at Beans Creek, Franklin Co., Tennessee, and married THOMAS BERRY (T. B.) LANHAM of Rockwall, Texas 15 November 1903. (see The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882 for details).

CMJ Sisk Worthy 1907 BabyMattie E. Lanham Mother
Figure 164. Cassandra Minerva Jane Sisk with little Mattie Elizabeth ASHLEY

(iii.) Son, William Harvey ASHLEY , was born 7 June 1885 [157] in Franklin County, Tennessee. He married Ophelia Mae BOYD [157] on 06 Dec 1903 [158] in Rockwall, Texas. [158]

WilliamHarveyAshleyAndOphelia
Figure 165. William Harvey Ashley and Ophelia

Ophelia was born about 1884 in Texas. [159] Her father was born in Mississippi and her mother in Tennessee. [159] William Harve died 13 August 1937 and Mae died 1969, and both are buried at Altus, Oklahoma.

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Figure 166. William Harvey Ashley’s World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card [157]
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Figure 167. US Census 1910, Martha Township, Jackson, Oklahoma [159]

The US Census 1910 shows the household includes: W H Ashley, M, 25y, born Tennessee; wife O M Ashley, F, 26y, born Texas; dau L M Ashley, F, 4y, born Texas; son G B Ashley, M, 2y, Oklahoma; mother C M Ashley, F, 67y, born North Carolina.

(2) G. B. Ashley, was born 13 March 1908 in Jackson Co., Oklahoma. He married No. 2 Euva Bell Kastner 28 March 1928 at Altus, Okla. G.B. died in 1983. Euva died in 2007.

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Figure 168. GB Ashley’s Grave Stone'
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Figure 169. Euva' Ashley’s Grave Stone

They had one son:

(2a) Glen Burl Ashley, died 12 January 1983, and is buried at the Altus Cemetery.

(3) Katrina Ashley, was born 7 December 1911 at Altus, Okla. and married Bill Fox. Katrina died 23 December 1960 and is buried at Altus.

(4) Barney Ashley, was born 1 December 1914 at Altus, Okla. and married Laura Bell Howard. Barney and Laura lived in Altus, Okla., and they have one daughter. Barney died 5 Feb 1997, and Laura Bell died 7 Jan 2009. They are both buried in Altus, OK.

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Figure 170. Barney and Laura’s Grave Stone

(5) William Harvey Ashley, was born 1 December 1918 at Altus, Okla., and he married Mamie Bell Raley, they lived in Altus. William Harvey Ashley died 14 Oct 2000. Mamie Bell died 13 May 2005.

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Figure 171. William and Mamie Ashley’s Grave Stone

Cassandra M. J. died 1922 and is buried at Martha, Okla.

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Figure 172. Cassandra M. J. Ashley’s Grave Stone in Oklahoma

The J. E. Sisk Family

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J.E. Sisk 1820 → Cassandra Minerva Jane Sisk 1841 → Cassandra married (1) James McHale and (2) Willis Ashley → Mattie Elizabeth Ashley 1880 → Mattie married Thomas Berry Lanham 1882 (See The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882)

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Figure 173. J.E. Sisk Family Tree

J.E. SISK [85] was born on 05 Jan 1820 in , Stokes, North Carolina, USA. He died about 1896. He was buried in Old Winchester Cemetery, Blue, Bryan, Oklahoma.

After checking numerous census reports from Franklin Co., Tennessee, and Jackson Co., Alabama, we did not find the name J.E. Sisk, but each time only Julia E. Sisk, as the Head of Household and children listed, some of which if they belonged to this family probably died early in life, also were some children listed which is believed to be from other Sisk families.

We have no indication of J.E. Sisk’s occupation, and as can be seen from the life of J.E. Sisk, as written by his grandson, G. W. Ashley, he could not have stayed very long in any one place, and apparently the family did not always go with him, and this may be one reason his name did not show up on any of the census reports. We also suspect that he was buried in the Old Winchester Cemetery, Blue, Oklahoma, which is about 10 miles east of Durant, Bryant County, Oklahoma. The burial site was at that time inside the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory. We assume this was written about the time of his death 1896.

J.E. married Julia Edith [85] before 1841. Julia was born about 1820 in , Franklin, Tennessee, USA. She died in 1899. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Julia reported in the 1880 census that she doesn’t know where her mother and father were born.

J.E. and Julia had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Cassandra Minerva Jane SISK [160] was born in 1841 in , Franklin, Tennessee, USA. She died in 1922 in of Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Cassandra married (1) McHall about 1861 [161] McHall and Cassandra had the following children: (i.a.) Daughter, Walter (Waltie) E. MCHALL, born 3 April 1865 in Tennessee. [162] Waltie married Thomas Sisk on 30 July 1884 in Franklin,Tennessee. See The Thomas Sisk Family 1858 for details. Waltie died on 6 June 1949 Franklin, Tennessee, United States. [163] Waltie was buried in June 1949 in the Sisk Cemetery, Estillfork, Jackson, Alabama, United States. [164]

(i.b.) Wilburn MCHALL born abt 1868 in Franklin, Tennessee. [165] Wilburn lived in Franklin, Tennessee during the 1880 census. See The James McHale Family for details.

Cassandra married (2) Willis ASHLEY, See The Willis Ashley Family for details.

(ii.) Son, Obediah SISK [85] was born about 1845 in ,, Alabama, USA. The story is that he was sent to the store one day and never returned. However he was reported as being in the Civil War and latter settled in Ohio.

(iii.) Daughter, Martha Elizabeth (Matt) SISK [85] was born 08 Apr 1851. [166] She died on 28 Jan 1920 in Royce, Rockwall, Texas. [166] She was buried on 29 Jan 1920 in Nevada Cemetery, Nevada, Texas. [166] Martha married (2) Frank ROBINSON [85] after Aug 1870 (the census showed her at home), and before 1880 (the census shows her not with her Mother’s household). Frank was buried in Nevada Cemetery. They had two daughters and one son; Daisy, Ella and Bill Robinson. See the Frank Robinson Family for more details.

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Figure 174. Death Certificate for Mattie Elizabeth Robinson (Sisk)9

(iv.) Daughter, Edith (Ead, Edie) SISK was born [85] in 1855/1857 [167] [168] in , Jackson, Alabama, USA [167] [169] She died on 24 Feb 1944 in of Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 175. 1880 US Census in Tennessee shows Edie Sisk, age 23, as married to William E Horton on the same page as Julia Sisk’s family is listed

Edith married [170] William Elexander Butler HORTON [168] son of S. W. HORTON and Martha Jennette BOWLING on 14 Oct 1875. William was born on 02 Jan 1856 in , Franklin, Tennessee, USA. He died on 21 Feb 1901. [171] He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.

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Figure 176. Ead and William Elexander Butler HORTON Gravestone
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Figure 177. 1910 US Census Header Row
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Figure 178. 1910 US Census shows Edith Horton’s family

The 1900 Rockwall, Co., Texas census indicates that Wm. L. and Ead had eight children, with six living, three daughters and three sons:

  • Son, Oscar Horton, born 2 December 1878 in Tennessee. Oscar died 2 October 1950 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. [168]

  • Son, Hollis Horton, born 18 March 1883 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. Hollis died on 24 January 1939 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

  • Son, Gordon Horton, born November 1885 in Tennessee. Married Julia Lee Taylor [169] [172] on 28 Nov 1909 [172] in Royce City, Rockwall, Texas. [172] Died 28 Jan 1970. [172] [173] Gordon and Julia had two children: Hazel May Horton (1910-1980) and Glen Birt Horton (1915-2012).

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Figure 179. Gordon Horton Death Certificate
  • Son, Odie Horton, born July 1888 in Texas.

  • Daughter, Cora Horton, born 09 Oct 1891 in Royse City, Rockwall, Texas 1892 in Texas. [170]

  • Daughter, Ora Horton, born 13 September 1893 in Texas. She lived at home in Rockwall during the 1910 census. [169] She married a Taylor before dying at 17 years old on 14 Dec 1911.[174] The death certificate is signed by William E Taylor, apparently the brother of Gordon Horton’s wife Julia Lee Taylor. It is possible he was her husband at 22 years old to her 17 years old. According to the death certificate, Ora is buried in the Mount Zion Cemetery, in Rockwall County, Texas halfway between Royce City and Rockwall.

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Figure 180. Death Certificate for Ora

(v.) Daughter, Sarah SISK was born 1853/1855 in ,,Alabama, USA.

(vi.) Son, William L. SISK [85] was born in 1857 in ,, Alabama, USA. He died in 1933 in of Royce City,, Texas, USA. He was buried in Royce City,, Texas, USA. William married Martha (Mattie) Dora Ellen MCCASLAND on 21 Dec 1892. Martha was born in 1869. She died in 1960 in of Royce City, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Royce City, Rockwall, Texas, USA.

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Figure 181. Gravestone of William L. SISK in Royce City Cemetery, Texas

(vii.) Daughter, Alice SISK was born about 1859. She was buried in ,,Tennessee, USA. Alice married James GIFFORD. James was buried in ,, Tennessee, USA. They had five children; Louanna, Elma, Jay, Alvie and Ada Gifford.

(viii.) Son, Jerry SISK was born about 1861 in ,, Alabama, USA. Jerry shows up at 19 years old in the John Collins household in the 1880 census.[168] He was buried in ,,Oklahoma, USA. Jerry married Mittie COLLINS. Mittie was born about 1864. She was buried in ,, Oklahoma, USA. Jerry and Mittie had one son and three daughters; Robert, Kate, Nell and Betty Sisk.

(ix.) Son, James M. SISK was born on 18 May 1863 in Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States. He died on 16 Sep 1911 in of Valiant, McCurtain, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Valiant, McCurtain, Oklahoma, USA. James married Mary J. (Hettie) COLLINS. [85] Mary was born on 16 Feb 1864. She died on 18 Aug 1910 in Valiant, McCurtain, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Valiant, McCurtain, Oklahoma, USA. James and Mary had one son and three daughters; Herbert, Maude, Dosie, and Carrie Sisk.

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Figure 182. Gravestone

The 1870 census in Madison, Alabama shows Julia Sisk as 48 years old, putting her born about 1822 (in range), and the census shows North Carolina. Cassandra, with a last name McHall, at 28, puts her born about 1842 (in range) as a factory operator born in Tennessee (match), Elizabeth at 19, puts her birth about 1851 (in range) as a factory operator, Sarah at 17, puts her born about 1853, Eddie who is female, is 15, puts her born about 1855 (in range), William at 15, puts him born about 1855 (in range), Jerry at 11, means born 1859 (in range), James at 8, means born 1862 (in range), Walter at 4, means born 1866 (in range) yet she shows as under the McHall surname and born in Tennessee with Cassandra.

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Figure 183. United States Census, 1870, Alabama, Madison Township 3 Range 17 Header Row
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Figure 184. United States Census, 1870, Alabama, Madison Township 3 Range 17
Table 6. The 1880 US Census , Franklin, Tennessee, District 5
Relation Household Gender Age Birthplace

Self

Julia E. Sisk

F

60

Tennessee, United States

Daughter

Cassandra Mchall

F

38

Tennessee, United States

Granddaughter

Walter Mchall

F

13

Tennessee, United States

Grandson

Wilburn Mchall

M

2

Tennessee, United States

Daughter

Sarah Sisk

F

25

Alabama, United States

Son

William Sisk

M

22

Alabama, United States

Son

James Sisk

M

16

Alabama, United States

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Figure 185. The 1880 US Census , Franklin, Tennessee, District 58

The following table is intended to help track the family over time as we learn more.

Table 7. Family Timeline (for further research)
Date Location Event Source Comments

1820-01-05

Stokes, North Carolina

J.E. SISK born

O.S. Lanham research, The life of J.E. Sisk, as written by his grandson, G. W. Ashley

1820

Franklin, Tennessee

Julia Edith surname unknown born

O.S. Lanham research

Bef 1841

J.E. SISK married Julia Edith surname unknown

O.S. Lanham research

possibly in Franklin, Tennessee? This is a calculation based on birth date of CMJ Sisk.

1841

Franklin, Tennessee

Cassandra SISK born

Year from Grave Marker, US Census said born in TN

1841-1845

Alabama

Julia E. SISK and family moved from Tennessee to Alabama

Source Needed

Estimated dates contrained by Cassandra’s birth in TN and Obediah’s birth in AL

1845

Alabama

Obediah SISK born

O.S. Lanham research

No information on him other than family lore

1851-04-08

Alabama

Martha Elizabeth SISK born

Texas Death Certificate

1853/1855

Alabama

Sarah SISK born

US Census 1870 (age 17), 1880 (age 25, daughter)

1855/1857

Jackson, Alabama

Edith (Ead, Edie) SISK born

US Census, 1870,1880

1857

Alabama

William L. SISK born

O.S. Lanham research

Jackson county?

1859

Alice SISK born

O.S. Lanham research

She does not show up on the 1870 or 1880 census.

Abt 1861

Alabama

Jerry SISK born

US Census, 1880

Jerry shows up at 19 years old in the John Collins household in the 1880 census as a son-in-law

1863-05-18

Alabama

James M. SISK born

O.S. Lanham research

Abt 1864

Unknown

Cassandra (age 23) marries a McHall

1870 Census showed Cassandra living at her mother’s house as a McHall.

Marriage assumed from Cassandra’s last name used in Census, 1870 and 1880. Year estimated from Alabama 1870 census child’s age minus one year for marriage. In 1880, neither of his children know where he was born.

Abt 1865

Tennessee

Julia’s granddaughter; Cassandra’s daughter Walter (Waltie) MCHALL born

US Census, 1870

Year estimated from 1870 census age

Abt 1868

Tennessee

Julia’s grandson; Cassandra’s son Wilburn MCHALL born

US Census, 1870

Year estimated from 1870 census

1870-08-03

Madison Township., Alabama

Julia Sisk (age 48) and household of 8

US Census, 1870

1870

Madison Township., Alabama

Cassandra (age 28) living with Julia Sisk

US Census, 1870

Daughter "Waltie" age 4

1870-1875

Franklin, Tennessee

Julia E. SISK moves family from AL to TN

Locations on 1870 and 1880 census

If Edith married in TN, then estimating entire family was already in TN by 1875

1875-10-14

Franklin, Tennessee

Edith (age 23) marries William Horton and lives with him

US Census, 1880, date was O.S. Lanham research

1877-08-30

Franklin, Tennessee

Julia E. SISK’s grandson; Cassandra’s (age 36) son Gid Ashley born

O.S. Lanham research

1880-06-16

Franklin, Tennessee

Cassandra Mchall (age 39) living with Julie E. SISK

US Census, 1880

Checked as divorced or widow, two children listed. Need to check date of census.

1880-06-16

Franklin, Tennessee

James SISK living with sister Edie (Sisk) and husband William E Horton

US Census, 1880

Shows on the same census page as Julia Sisk’s family is listed, and also in Julia E. Sisk’s household

1880-11-14

Franklin, Tennessee

Julia’s granddaughter; Cassandra’s daughter Mattie Elizabeth ASHLEY born

O.S. Lanham research

Aft 1882

James married Mary J. (Hettie) COLLINS

O.S. Lanham research

Estimated birth plus 19 years. Possibly in Rockwall, TX

1889-06-07

Franklin, Tennessee

Julia’s grandson; Cassandra’s son William Harvey ASHLEY born

O.S. Lanham research

1892

William married Martha Dora Ellen (Mattie) MCCASLAND

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1896

Blue, Bryan, Oklahoma

J.E. SISK died and buried

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1899

Rockwall, Texas

Julia Edith SISK died and buried

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William SISK, and Martha Elizabeth (Sisk) ROBINSON also died in Texas

1900

Rockwall, Texas

Cassandra lived in Rockwall, TX

US Census 1900

The Maternal Lineage of Generation 1

The William J. Roberts Family

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William J. Roberts 1829 → Ida Melvina Ellen Roberts 1865 → Ida married Larkin Patrick Williams 1851 → Altus Oleva Williams 1896 → Altus married Adrian Alford Colbath 1893 → Oleta Colbath 1917 → Oleta married O.S. Lanham (see The Oran Stroud Lanham Family 1916)

Patrick Williams 1808 → William Patrick Williams 1829 → Larkin Patrick Williams 1851 → Altus Oleva Williams 1896 → Altus married Adrian Alford Colbath 1893 → Oleta Colbath 1917 → Oleta married O.S. Lanham (see The Oran Stroud Lanham Family 1916)

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Figure 186. William J. Roberts Family Tree,Tennessee,Sarah Elizabeth Jane WILSON
More research is need for William’s ancestors.

William J. ROBERTS, was born in Tennessee, 12 December 1829 [85], both his father and mother were born in Tennessee, and he married Sarah Elizabeth Jane WILSON ca 1855.[175] [85] Sarah E. was born 25 May 1837 in Tennessee [85] and both her father and mother was born in Tennessee. It is not known at this time when they moved to Oklahoma Territory, but the 1900 Greer County, Oklahoma Territory census show them living in the Hess area at that time, and grand daughter Viola Burress was living with them. [176] William died 8 May 1905 and Sarah died 29 November 1924 [177] and both are buried at Hess, Oklahoma. [85]

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Figure 187. William J. Roberts and Sarah E. J. Roberts about 1900 [178]

The 1900 Greer Co. Oklahoma census showed that William and Sarah had nine children, with six living at that time; John James, George, Robert., Ida Melvina Ellen, Martha Ann, Minnie M. and Lee Roberts:

(i.) John James ROBERTS , was born 5 April 1859 in Texas, and married Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth BURRESS, on 15 April 1880. John J. died 4 January 1942, and is buried at Pinon, New Mexico, Mount Vista Cemetery. Sarah died 9 April 1922. John J. and Sarah had two daughters; Salome Oleva and Erma Irene Roberts.

(ii.) George ROBERTS, was born ca 1861, no information, we believe he died at an early age.

(iii.) Robert J. (Bob) ROBERTS , was born in Texas, ca 1865, no other information, except we have some legal papers which were signed by him in 1904 and 1920.

(iv.) Ida Melvina Ellen ROBERTS, was born in Texas, ca 1865. The Greer co. census gave her date of birth as 1864, the tombstone indicates 1865. Ida married No. 1, a BURRESS, and they had one son; William and three daughters; Nora, Viola, and Theron Burress. She married No. 2, Larkin Patrick Williams.

(v.) Martha Ann (Matt) ROBERTS, was born in 1872, and married J. W. (Dan) TUCKER , who was born in 1857. Martha Ann died in 1959 and Dan died in 1953 and both are buried at Hess, Okla.

(vi.) Minnie M. ROBERTS, was born in 1875 and married Albert R. BANKS , who was born 1872. Minnie died 1904 and Albert died 1961, and both are buried at Hess, Okla. See the photo of her below.

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Figure 188. Minnie Roberts in 1896 [178]

(vii.) Lee ROBERTS , was born in Texas, April 1879 and no other information except we do have some legal papers signed by him in 1904 and 1920.

The Patrick Williams Family

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Figure 189. Patrick Williams Family Tree

PATRICK WILLIAMS, was born in South Carolina, ca 1808, [85] and married Eliza HOGAN,who was born ca 1810 in Georgia. Patrick and Elizabeth lived about 20 years in Louisiana before moving to Texas in the mid 1840’s. We understand that he was a Ferry Boat operator on the Neches River in Cherokee County, Texas. He owned a 600 acre farm in the county. Patrick died in August 1863.

Patrick and Eliza had six children listed on the 1850 census. Children 1 through 6 were at home of the 1850 census.

(1) William Patrick Williams, was born in Louisiana ca 1829 and married Elizabeth Boles.

(2) Mary Williams, age 18 born in Louisiana.

(3) Elizabeth Williams, age 16 born in Louisiana.

(4) Nancy Williams, age 14 born in Louisiana.

(5) Francis (male), age 10 born in Louisiana.

(6) Thadeus (male), age 7 born in Louisiana.

(7) Samuel (male), age 3 born in Texas.

(8) Theresa Williams, born in Louisiana

(9) Clarinole Williams, born in Louisiana

The William Patrick Williams Family

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William Patrick (Mukewater Bill) WILLIAMS , was born in Louisiana, ca 1829, a son of Patrick Williams and Eliza (Hogan) Williams, and married Elizabeth BOLES , on 1 August 1848, in Anderson County, Texas. Elizabeth was born ca 1827 in Alabama. Mukewater Bill and Elizabeth were early pioneers in the Trickham, Texas area located in Coleman County, and a Historical marker commemorates William Patrick and Elizabeth Williams, in Trickham. See pages extracted from “They come in Peace” by Leona Bruce, and copy of inscription of marker.

William Patrick died 20 September 1898 and Elizabeth died 5 November 1899, and both are buried in Coleman Co., Texas, the location is believed to be 1/2 mile north of Mitchell Crossing, south of Whon, Texas. We have copies of the probate of the estate.

William Patrick and Elizabeth had the following children:

(i.) Sarah Jane WILLIAMS, was born 1849 in Texas, and died between 1850 and 1860.

(ii.) Larkin Patrick WILLIAMS, was born in texas May 1851, and married Ida Melvina Ellen (Roberts) Burress.

(iii.) Eugene G. (Gene) WILLIAMS, was born in Texas, 1 August 1855, and married Martha S. Wilson, at Trickham, Texas, 1871. Martha was born 28 January 1852 in Arkansas. Martha died 12 August 1912 and is buried at Center, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. Eugene died 1932, and is buried at Cache, Oklahoma. Eugene and Martha had six sons; William Alexander, Leondis Lee, Larekin E., Willis, Oscar, and Arthur W., and four daughters; Priscilla, Sarah J., Norah and Ollie Williams.

(iv.) Magnolia WILLIAMS, was born in Mississippi in 1857, and married Charlie Ellington in 1870 in 1870. Magnolia died 1940, and is buried in Boggy Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Texas.

(v.) Osika Ann WILLIAMS, was born in Texas, March 1860, and married Frank Donoho.

(vi.) Texana WILLIAMS, was born in Texas 1863, and married W. R. Gilmore. Texana died 29 November 1920, and is buried at Gorman, Texas.

(vii.) William Alexander WILLIAMS, was born in Texas 1866, remained unmarried and died in the 1930’s and is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Gustine, Texas. William is remembered by Oleta (Colbath) Lanham as visiting with the Larkin Patrick Williams family, especially when Larkin was sick.

According to a portion of the probate of William Patrick Williams and Elizabeth, both of them died at the home of W. R. Gilmore, a son-in-law, and that at the time Lark Williams lived in Greer County, Oklahoma; Magnolia (Williams) Ellington lived in Bosque county, Texas; Eugene Williams lived in Indian Territory, Oklahoma; Osika (Williams) Donoho lived in Coryell County, Texas; Texanna (Williams) Gilmore lived in Coleman County, Texas and William Alexander Williams lived in Coryell County, Texas.

THe following is an extract from: Texas Historical Commission Staff (DKU), 6/15/81, 18” X 28” Official Texas Historical Marker (replacement), Coleman County (Order #6330), Location: FM 1176, Trickham.

 MR. AND MRS. W. P. WILLIAMS* WILLIAM PATRICK WILLIAMS (ca. 1818 -
 1898) AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH (BOLES) (ca. 1822 - 1899) MIGRATED TO TEXAS
 FROM MISSISSIPPI DURING THE CIVIL WAR AFTER A BRIEF STAY IN CHEROKEE
 COUNTY, THEY SETTLED IN THIS AREA, ARRIVING BY WAGON TRAIN THEIR NEARBY
 HOMESTEAD BECAME THE NUCLEUS OF THE NEIGHBORING RURAL SETTLEMENT, THE SITE
 OF AN EARLY SCHOOL THEY HELPED ESTABLISH THE WILLIAMSES AND THEIR SIX
 CHILDREN SURVIVED MANY HARDSHIPS, INCLUDING INDIAN RAIDS AND A SMALLPOX
 EPIDEMIC WILLIAM, OFTEN CALLED “MUKEWATER BILL” FOR A STREAM NEAR HIS
 HOME, WAS A PIONEER AREA LEADER

 (1981)
 APPROVED
 Truett Latimer

The following is an extract from They Come in Peace by Leona Bruce.

MUKEWATER BILL

The earliest Coleman County settlements were in three localities: the valley of Hord’s Creek, near Camp Colorado, on the Colorado below the mouth of the Concho, and the Mukewater where John Chisum first gathered his herds of cattle to sell to the Confederate Army.

We have told of the Bartons, who lived on Home Creek north of where Whon is now: while they were away on that tragic journey to Mexico, two families came to the Mukewater from Alabama, brothers-in-law, with their wives and children. They were Bill Williams and Enoch Fiveash, whose wife and two children were massacred by Indians in 1871, and the new settler on the Mukewater was called Mukewater Bill.

Arriving soon after the Civil War, they found Chisum still holding thousands of cattle he had bought from the cowmen nearly, but now he was driving them to New Mexico where the U.S. Army bought them to feed the Indians on the reservations there. Chisum had a log store building on the creek and up and down Home, Hay, Camp and Mukewater were the herds of the Dofflemyer Brothers, the McCains, the Gordons, Joe Wright, and one source says the Manns were there, possibly including Clay Mann, whose story will be told later in this series. Chisum had two employees who operated his store, Emory Peters and Bill Franks, and they also had a part in overseeing the cattle being held across the creek and in paying and supplying the cowboys.

Mukewater Bill Williams and his wife, Elizabeth, were the ideal pioneer type which many settlement were not fortunate to have: afraid of nothing, determined and full of fun, they had vision of what this country could become. They had something that few immigrants had, a money trunk with gold and silver coin which they received for their property in Alabama, and they could affords plenty of good guns and ammunition, medicine, coffee and flour and sugar, and other small luxuries of the frontier such as writing paper, ink and tobacco.

Elizabeth joined in some fights with Indians just as a man would have done. The Indians attacked their cabin, about two miles south of the Chisum store, early one morning, probably having watched her husband ride away to the Fiveashes. The Williams children ran into the house from the cowpen.

"Ma, the Indians are coming! The horses heard them and we heard them too."

Several loaded guns were ready, and she peeped out the heavy back door, which was partly shielded by a big liveoak tree.

" Now you youngguns stay out of sight, and hand me a gun every time I shoot." she said. " Don’t you be peeping out anywhere. You might get shoot right in the eye."

The Indians rode up to the back fence and one jumped over, confident that this was an unprotected cabin, but they had not heard Elizabeth Williams.

She took dead aim and he fell with a yell. The others rode around, bent on over behind their horses, but whenever she thought she had a good target she fired. One lucky shot went through the neck of a horse and into an Indian, killing both.

William was within hearing of the guns, and he came racing home, yelling at every jump to make the raiders think that a force of men were with him. The Indians left without retaking the bodies of the two Elizabeth had killed. She was calm but exultant. "That will teach them a lesson." she said.

Among their children was Larkin, best known for his remark about a .22 pistol when he was fourteen years old. Already wearing two 45’s he had a contempt for the small caliber. "If anybody shoots me with that thing, and I found it out, I’d kill him!" he said.

Chisum sold his store to a young Alabama man, Lee Shields, the year uncertain, but probably 1874. A school had been started near the store, which Chisum had moved farther south, and near the spot where the present store is situated, and the Williams, Fiveash and other children of the valley attended, either wearing pistols or being brought in a wagon by the teacher, David McAlester. Indian raids became much worse during the early '70’s and the schoolboys sometimes ran out with their guns and chased the red raiders away.

It was the Fiveash family which was almost wiped out by smallpox in 1876, a story which will be told later in this book.

— __They Come in Peace__
by Leona Bruce

The Larkin (Lark) Patrick Williams Family

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Figure 190. Lark P Williams Family Tree
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Figure 191. Larkin Patrick Williams Fan Chart

Larkin Patrick WILLIAMS [85] was born in May 1851 in ,, Texas, USA. He died on 29 Nov 1931 in Lazbuddie, Parmer, Texas, USA.

A son of William Patrick Williams and Elizabeth (Boles) Williams.

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Figure 192. Larkin Patrick Williams
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Figure 193. Ida Melvina Ellen (Burress) Roberts
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Figure 194. Ida Melvina Ellen Roberts Fan Chart

Larkin married [85] Ida Melvina Ellen ROBERTS [85], also called Ida Belle, daughter of William J. ROBERTS and Sarah Elizabeth Jane WILSON about 1893 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA. Ida was born about 1865 in ,, Texas, USA. She died [85] on 21 Oct 1949 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA.

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Figure 195. Ida Belle Williams, circa 1939

Lark grew up on the wild frontier in Texas. He carried with him a gun to school, and once shot an Indian trying to attack the school building. At the age of 14 he was already wearing two 45’s. He joined a cattle drive and made the long trip from Texas to Kansas. When his days on the cattle drive ended, Lark came to Old Greer County, Oklahoma Territory, and settled on a tract of land a few miles south of the South Greer School, in the Hess area.

He lived in a half dugout and looked after the Wagoner Cattle company, of Vernon, Texas, interests at Doan’s Crossing on the Red River into Oklahoma Territory, as a cattle inspector. His job was to keep trail drivers from running off with Wagoner cattle. He had several shooting scrapes with rough customers from Texas who did not appreciate his interference with the cattle herds.

Doan’s Crossing is located on the south side of Red River, some 18 miles north of Vernon, Texas, near Hess, Oklahoma, where the cattle drives crossed the Red River into Oklahoma Territory on the Adams or Western Trail, which began at Uvalde, Texas, through Vernon to Doan’s Crossing, continuing on by Navajo, which is a few miles northeast of Altus, Oklahoma, and on to Dodge City, Kansas.

More cattle were driven over this trail than both the Goodnight and Chisholm Trails. In 1885 alone, there passed through Doan’s Crossing 300,000 head of cattle, 200,000 head of sheep and 190,000 horses. A monument stands at the side of the old Doan’s Store, commemorating the early cattle drives with 58 different brands which marked the cattle passing Doan’s.

In the mid 1920’s Lark and Ida, with Altus and Jack Freeman and children and Vi and Les Muse and family, loaded up and moved from Hess to Lazbuddie, Parmer County, Texas, which is a short distance east of the New Mexico state line. Most of the county was still prairie land, with no trees or wood to burn for heat, so the main thing they had was cow and buffalo chips and corn to burn in the stove for heat. Lark was one of the first farmers in the areas to grow cotton in this area.

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Figure 196. Larkin P. Williams, on the farm

According to the probate filed in Parmer County Court, Larkin Patrick died 29 November 1931, and is buried at Lazbuddie, Texas.

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Figure 197. L.P. Williams Tombstone

His tombstone reads:

 Larkin Patrick Williams
 1851-1930
 A Texas Trail Driver
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Figure 198. Ida next to a Ford in 1944

Ida died 1949 in Oklahoma City and is buried at Hess, Oklahoma. (21 October 1949)

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Myrtle Elizabeth WILLIAMS was born on 20 Sep 1894 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She died on 30 Dec 1907 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA.

(ii.) Daughter, Altus Oleva WILLIAMS was born on 11 Nov 1896. She died on 20 Feb 1932 at Hess. She married No. 1 Adrian Alford Colbath and No. 2. James J. (Jack) Freeman, who was born 1892 and died 1928, and is buried at Lazbuddie, Texas. (see The Adrian Alford Colbath Family 1893 for details).

(iii.) Son, Paul WILLIAMS was born on 03 Aug 1899 at Hess. He married Mattie Colbath, a half sister to Adrian A. Colbath. Paul and Mattie had two daughters; Willie and Wanda, and five sons; Norman, Estle, Leroy, Laverne, and Paul lane Williams. Paul died 25 June 1930 and is buried at Lazbuddie, Texas. Mattie presently lives in Ashville, North Carolina with Willie. Joel, a son from Willie’s No. 1 marriage also lives at Ashville.

(iv.) Son, James B. (Bud) WILLIAMS was born on 12 Oct 1901 at Hess. He died about 1960. He married Mary Kirby, and they had one son; Lee Dwight Williams. Bud died ca 1960 at Ft. Supply, Oklahoma. Mary and Dwight both presently live in Borger, Texas.

(v.) Daughter, Bessie Mae WILLIAMS was born on 05 Sep 1904. She married J. Rouster Fulcher, and they had two daughters; Donaleta and Paula, and seven sons; Johnny Lee, Lynn, J. B., Jimmy Bob, Foy and twins, Harold and Daryl. Johnny Lee died at birth. Rouster died. Bessie Mae later married a Thornton. At the present time Mae lives in Harlingen, Texas with daughter Paula Gossett. Harold and Daryl live in Clovis New Mexico.

(vi.) Daughter, Viva WILLIAMS was born on 07 Nov 1907 at Hess. She married Leslie Lee Muse, 10 November 1922 at Tillman, Oklahoma [179] and they had one daughter, Marquetta, and three sons: Charles Leslie, Billie Joe and Wayne Muse. Leslie L. Muse died 18 Mar 1980 in Waco, McLennan, Texas. Vi lived at Elm Matt, Texas, also Marquetta, who married Charles Allgood.

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Figure 199. L-R: Front: Vi, Bessie, Mae, a cousin; Back: Paul, James, Altus

The probate [180] reads:

 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF L.P. WILLIAMS, DECEASED.

 IN THE COUNTY COURT OF PARMER COUNTY, TEXAS.

 TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF SAID COURT:

 Now comes your petitioner Ida Williams, who resides in Parmer County, Texas, the surviving wife of L. P. Williams, deceased, and respectfully shows to the court the following:

 That L. P. Williams, husband of your petitioner, Ida Williams died in Parmer County, Texas, on November 29, 1931.

 That L. P. Williams left surviving him his wife, your petitioner herein, Mrs. Ida Williams, and the following children, to-wit; Altus Freeman,  formerly Altus Williams, now a widow and being a female and about thirty-five years old, having been born on November 11, 1896; J. B. Williams, a male person born on October 12, 1901; Mae Fulcher, a female person, formerly Mae Williams, about twenty-seven years of age, having been born on September 5, 1904, and is now the wife of Rouster Fulcher; Viva Muse, a female person about twenty-four years old, having been born on November 7, 1907, and is now the wife of L. L. Muse.

 That before the death of the said L. P. Williams, Paul Williams, a male person, born on August 3, 1899 and died on June 25, 1930 and left surviving him his wife, Mattie Williams and 7 children as follows, to-wit; Willie Williams a girl of about 13 years old, Norman Williams a boy about 12 years old, Wanda Williams a girl about 10 years old, Estler Williams a boy about 8 years old, LeRoy Williams a boy about six years old, and Laverine Williams a boy about 4 years old, and Paul Lane Williams a boy about eleven months old.

 That there is a community estate existing between the said L. P. Williams, deceased, and your petitioner, Ida Williams.

 That the said L. P. Williams, deceased, died intestate and was at the time of his death a resident of parmer County, Texas, and said community estate, consisting of land and personal property, is situated in Parmer County, Texas.

 That said community estate between the said L. P. Williams, deceased, and your petitioner, Ida Williams, is charged with an advancement of $4,000.00 heretofore made by your petitioner to purchase and improve the real property belonging to your petitioner and her said deceased husband.

 Wherefore your petitioner asks the court to appoint three appraisers to appraise said estate and that she be duly appointed survivor in community as made and provided by the laws of the State of Texas.

 Ida Williams
 Petitioner
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Figure 200. Ida’s Gravestone

The Benjamin Colbath Family 1758

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Benjamin COLBATH was born in 1758 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, N.H.

Benjamin married Polly BICKFORD. Polly was born before 1754 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, N.H.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Winthrop COLBATH was born in 1786. See The Winthrop Colbath Family 1786 for details.

(ii.) Daughter, Olive COLBATH was born on 02 Aug 1766 in Barnstead, Belknap, N.H.

(iii.) Daughter, Elizabeth COLBATH was born in 1767 in Barnstead, Belknap, N.H.

(iv.) Daughter, Polly COLBATH was born in 1769 in Barnstead, Belknap, N.H.

(v.) Daughter, Temperance COLBATH was born in 1788 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

(vi.) Daughter, Sarah COLBATH was born in 1790 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

(vii.) Son, John COLBATH was born in 1792 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

(viii.) Daughter, Satira COLBATH was born in 1794 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

(ix.) Daughter, Bridal COLBATH was born in 1796 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

The Winthrop Colbath Family 1786

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Winthrop COLBATH was born in 1786 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

Winthrop married (1) Nancy STROOPE in 1819 in Clark County, Arkansas. Nancy was born in 1801 in Arkansas.

They had the following children: [181]

(i.) Son, John C. COLBATH was born on 03 May 1820. He died on 09 Apr 1898. See The John C. Colbath Family 1820 for details.

(ii.) Daughter, Elizabeth COLBATH was born in 1828 in Clark County, Arkansas.

(iii.) Daughter, Lucinda COLBATH was born in 1835 in Clark County, Arkansas.

Winthrop married (2) Sarah SINCLAIR in 1808 in South Newmarket, Merrimack, N.H. Sarah was born in 1788 in South Newmarket, Merrimack, N.H.

They had the following children:

(iv.) Son, Shepherd Joseph COLBATH was born in 1808 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

(v.) Daughter, Sarah COLBATH was born in 1810 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

(vi.) Son, Mark COLBATH was born in 1812 in Natick, Middlesex, Mass.

(vii.) Daughter, Olive COLBATH was born in 1816 in Clark County, Arkansas.

The John C. Colbath Family 1820

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Figure 201. John C. Colbath Fan Chart

John C. COLBATH was born on 03 May 1820 in Clark County, Arkansas. He died on 09 Apr 1898 in Stonewall, Gillespie Co., Texas.

John married Patricia Martha Matilda (Patsy) NEEL (some data shows NEAL) [182] in 1848 in Clark County, Arkansas. Martha was born on 17 Mar 1830 in Clark County, Arkansas.

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Figure 202. Patricia Martha Neel Fan Chart

Martha’s mother, Luoama Neel , lived with them during the 1880 Census.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, John Houston COLBATH born 27 Apr 1859 in Gillespie, Texas. He married S. Virginia BARTON , daughter of Sam Barton and Sefronia Woods. John and Virginia had two sons, H. Romer COLBATH, and H. Grover COLBATH. John was a farmer and rancher. John died 19 Nov 1940 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas. He is buried in the Glen Rose Cemetery in Kerrville, TX.

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Figure 203. John H. Colbaths Texas Death Certificate

(ii.) Son, Thomas Winthrop COLBATH, was born in Dec 1851. He died on 20 Jun 1918. See The Thomas Winthrop Colbath Family 1851 for details.

This is C.W. Lanham’s maternal line.

(iii.) Son, Ambros H. COLBATH. [183] [184] [185] He was born about 1853 and married Jocey BUNDICK [183] [186] whose parents were born in Louisiana. Jocey was born in Texas. They had the following children, Bretha COLBATH [183], born about 1876 in Texas, and Alfred F. Colbath born on 07 Mar 1885. [186] [185]

(iv.) Son, Hillery COLBATH.

(v.) Son, Alford L. COLBATH. He married Rhoda L. DENTON [187] on 16 Oct 1889 in , Kerr, Texas. Certificates call him Alfred L. [187] They had children Alph J Colbath, b. 1901, Walter L Colbath, b. 1906, Curtis R Colbath, b. 1908, Jessie M Colbath, F , b. 1911. [188] Rhoda was born on 11 September 1871 and died in March 1968. [187]

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Figure 204. Alford and Rhoda Colbath Family [189]

(vi.) Daughter, Elizabeth COLBATH was born in 1857. [190] She died in 1945. Elizabeth married William H. White, 1 March 1881, at Stonewell, Gillespie Co., Texas, and later moved to the Hess, Oklahoma area. They had 8 children, one of which was Charles T. White, the Fire Chief at Altus for many years. Charles and Minnie Phepps were witness for the marriage of Adrian A. Colbath and Altus O. Williams in 1915. Charles and Minnie later married. They were referred to as Uncle Charlie and Aunt Minnie. Elizabeth died 1945. William H. was born 1854 and died 1929, and both are buried at Hess.

(vii.) Daughter, Texana (Texie) COLBATH. [191]

(viii.) Daughter, Marsie COLBATH.

(ix.) Daughter, Rosa (Rosie) COLBATH. [191]

The 1880 Census shows a J.H. Colbath. [192] Could this be the son, John Colbath? More research required.

The Thomas Winthrop Colbath Family 1851

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Figure 205. TW Colbath Family Tree
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Figure 206. Thomas W. Colbath Fan Chart

Thomas Winthrop COLBATH, was born December 1851 in Grape Creek, Gillespie County, Texas. We think the Colbaths settled near Sandy, Blanco county, Texas. His father and mother were unknown to O.S. Lanham, and we later found them to be John C. COLBATH and Martha Matilda Patsy NEEL (see The John C. Colbath Family 1820 for details) [193] and they had five sons (Siblings of TW Colbath):

  • John COLBATH

  • Thomas Winthrop COLBATH

  • Ambrus COLBATH

  • Hillery COLBATH

  • Alford COLBATH

  • Elizabeth COLBATH

  • Texie COLBATH

  • Marsie COLBATH

  • Rosie COLBATH

Thomas Winthrop married (1) Emmillia (Emma) Lea Dyca BARTON [194], she was born in 1861 in Gillespie, Texas and they had one son and one daughter; John Martis and Cora Colbath.

(i.) Son, John Martis COLBATH, was born in Texas, February 1881.

(ii.) Daughter, Emmillia Cora COLBATH [194], was born in Texas and married a RUSSETT.

After Emma Lea died, Thomas W. married (2) Lucinda "Lou" F KIRK [193] [195] (see photo) in Blanca, Texas on 11 Apr 1891. [195] [196] Lou Kirk was born in 1869 in Missouri as the daughter of Stephen Kirk and Rebecca Hughes. She is listed as Lucinda [197] in the 1870 Census. Interestingly, Thomas' next wife Nancy Ellen Kirk, lived next door to Lou Kirk in the 1870 Census. Stephen and George Kirk are both sons of David Kirk and Margaret Snow, making Lou and Nancy cousins.

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Figure 207. 1870 US Census for Lynn Township, Cedar County, Missouri Header Row
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Figure 208. 1870 US Census for Lynn Township, Cedar County, Missouri shows Lou Kirk and Nancy Ellen Kirk
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Figure 209. Lou Kirk Fan Chart
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Figure 210. Lou Kirk

Lou Kirk and Thomas Colbath had one son, Adrian Alford Colbath, and one infant who died at birth along with Lou. Oleta COLBATH remembered during an oral interview in 1995 that Lou Kirk died during childbirth. [198]

(iii.) Son, Adrian Alford COLBATH, was born in Texas, May 1893, and married Altus Oleva Williams. (see Williams and The Adrian Alford Colbath Family 1893 for details). After Lou Kirk died, Thomas W. married (3) Nancy Ellen KIRK, who was born in Missouri, November 1865, a daughter of George KIRK [199] and Martha Elizabeth RUTH. [199]

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Figure 211. Fan Chart for Nancy Ellen Kirk

George Kirk was born 5 September 1843, and died 1925 and is buried at Hess, Okla. Nancy Kirk was a relation of Lou Kirk.

Thomas W. and Nancy had one son, Emory and four daughters; Mattie Elizabeth, Olive, Roxie Idera and Gladys Matilda Colbath.

(iv.) Daughter, Mattie Elizabeth COLBATH, was born at Vernon, Texas February 1898 and married Paul Williams. (see The The Larkin (Lark) Patrick Williams Family for details).

(v.) Daughter, Olive COLBATH, was born at Hess, and died early in life.

(vi.) Daughter, Roxie Idera COLBATH, was born at Hess, 5 October 1900, and married Halstead Everett ADAMS, who died 1952. Roxie lived near Beaumont, Texas.

(vii.) Son, Emory Winthrop COLBATH, was born at Hess, married and had no children. He died and is buried at Beaumont, Texas.

(viii.) Daughter, Gladys Matilda COLBATH, was born at Hess, 20 April 1906, and married (1), a SLOAN and they have one son, Gene Sloan. Gladys married (2), W. M. (Buster) McMillian, who was born 15 January 1908. They had no children and lived in Beaumont, Texas.

Nancy died on 27 October 1958 at Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States. [199] She was buried on 28 Oct in the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas. [199]

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Figure 212. Nancy Ellen Kirk’s Death Certificate

The Adrian Alford Colbath Family 1893

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Figure 213. AA Colbath Family Tree
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Figure 214. A.A. Colbath Fan Chart
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Figure 215. Descendants of Adrian Alford Colbath

ADRIAN ALFORD COLBATH, was born in Hess, Jackson County, Texas, May 1893, (see The Thomas Winthrop Colbath Family 1851 for details).

He married Altus Oleva WILLIAMS , 16 May 1915, Jackson County, Oklahoma. [200] [201] Altus was born 11 November 1896 in the Hess area. (see The Larkin (Lark) Patrick Williams Family for other details). Adrian and Altus and two daughters; Helen Louise and Oleta Colbath. Adrian Alford died 1918 and is buried at Hess, Oklahoma.

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Figure 216. Altus Oleva WILLIAMS Fan Chart
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Figure 217. US Census 1920 Jackson, Oklahoma showing AA Colbath’s family 7
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Figure 218. Marriage Application for AA Colbath and Altus Williams [201]
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Figure 219. Marriage License and Certificate for AA Colbath and Altus Williams [201]
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Figure 220. Marriage Certificate for AA Colbath and Altus Williams
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Figure 221. Altus, Adrian, Louise

His draft registration card shows his signature.

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Figure 222. Adrian’s Draft Registration Card [202]

(i.) Helen Louise COLBATH, was born 1 February 1916, in the Hess community, and married R. J. CRAIGHEAD, on 4 November 1931. R. J. was born 5 April 1907 at Venus, Johnson County, Texas. R. J. died 1965 and is buried at Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas. Louise lived in Vernon, Texas. Louise and R. J. had three sons and three daughters. Helen died 1 Dec 2007. She was buried in Vernon, Texas. See The R.J. Craighead Family for details.

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Figure 223. Altus Colbath with Louise. Louise is about 6 months old. August 1916.

(ii.) Daughter, Oleta COLBATH, was born 13 October 1917 at Hess, Okla. Oleta lived with her parents in Elmer, OK in 1920. [203] Oleta attended school at Hess, Tadpole, Friendship and Ozark, Oklahoma, before moving to Lazbuddie, Parmer County, Texas, on the High Plains, where she attended school until her mother died in 1932.

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Figure 224. Family Group Record for Adrian A Colbath
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Figure 225. Adrian Colbath with Oleta (thought to be 8 mos)
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Figure 226. Oleta on a horse with Adrian holding it
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Figure 227. Oleta Colbath Lanham
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Figure 228. 1931 School, Lazbuddie, TX - OLETA is 4th from left front row

Oleta then lived with Salome (Roberts) and Lige Koger , near Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas, and attended the Alexandria school.

The Koger’s had one son, Leo. (See photo) After Lige Koger became sick Oleta had to go back to Lazbuddie to live with Vi and Les Muse for a while, then to Sudan, Texas with Mae and Rouster Fulcher.

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Figure 229. Salome Koger at 100 years old. Oleta Lanham, Leo Koger

After Lige died, Oleta moved back to live with Salome. When Vi and Les Muse moved to Apache, Oklahoma, Oleta moved with them and stayed with them again for a while. Oleta went to Hess, Oklahoma to visit some of the family and stayed in the area for a while before moving to Altus and living with Son and Eloise Madden. Oleta worked as a baby sitter, worked at McLellans, and was a waitress at a Cafe and sold pop corn at one of the theaters in Altus.

Oleta married ORAN STROUD LANHAM, of Altus, Oklahoma, 15 May 1937. (see The Oran Stroud Lanham Family 1916 for details).

Altus Oleva married No. 2 James J. (Jack) Freeman about 1921, who was born 13 March 1892 [204], and they had one daughter, Mary Maxine Freeman, and one son that died at birth, Jack died 28 December 1928. [204] Altus died 20 February 1932, and both are buried with the infant son at Lazbuddie, Texas.

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Figure 230. Jack Freeman Marriage Application and Certificate
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Figure 231. James J. Freeman Gravestone in Lazbuddie, Texas

(iii.) Daughter, Mary Maxine FREEMAN , was born at Hess, Oklahoma, 2 October 1922. Maxine married J. C. Reid of Electra, Texas, who had been previously married. J. C. died ca 1968 and is buried at Electra, Texas. Maxine presently lives in Midland, Texas. They have one son, Donald Reid.

(1) Donald Reid, was born 3 June 1938 in Texas and is married and presently lives in Midland, Texas.

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Figure 232. L→R: Oleta, Louise, Maxine about 1942
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Figure 233. Bessie, Virgil, Myrl Colbath, Family of John Matis Colbath

The Maternal Lineage of Generation 2

The Perry Rufus Jones Family

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Figure 234. Perry Rufus Jones Fan Chart

Perry Rufus JONES was born on 29 Oct 1915 in Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA. He died on 11 Sep 1965 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. He was buried in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama. [205]

Perry attended school in Roanoke, Alabama. [206] When he graduated high school, he wanted to go to Georgia Tech University, but he was $500 short and could not attend college. [207] His first job was at a gas station. He was later was employed with the Alabama Power Co.

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Figure 235. Perry Jones in High School Football Uniform, 1932
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Figure 236. Perry Jones (left) at his first job, 1933
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Figure 237. Perry R Jones, Age 21

Perry was an electrician, lineman and appliance repairman for the Alabama Power Company for over 30 years. On Sept. 11, 1965, while working on an assumed dead power line Perry was electrocuted and died at the age 49.

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Figure 238. Perry Jones (right)with a friend next to the power company truck
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Figure 239. Mildred Ruth BAKER Fan Chart

Perry married [208] Mildred Ruth BAKER daughter of Luther Troup BAKER and Irma Undine HEAD on 22 Nov 1937 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. Mildred was born on 16 Apr 1919 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. She died on 10 Aug 1986 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. [208] [207]

They resided in Pell City and Roanoke Alabama most of their lives.

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Figure 240. Perry and Mildred Jones

They had the following children:

(ii.) Daughter, Judy Annette JONES was born on 30 May 1947 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. She died on 30 May 1947 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. She was buried in Cedar Wood Cemetery, Roanoke, Alabama, USA. [205]

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Figure 241. Judy Annette Jones Gravestone
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Figure 242. Mildred Ruth Baker
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Figure 243. Perry’s Gravestone - Perry Rufus Jones, Oct 29 1915, Sept 11 1965.

The grave stone photos are from the Cedar Wood Cemetery, Roanoke City Cemetery, Randolph County, Alabama taken in 2010 by Kevin Lanham. Brenda Jones guided Kevin to each grave site.

After Perry died, Mildred ran a beauty shop from her attached garage in Roanoke, AL to support the family.

The births and deaths of the above Jones Family were taken from the Jones Family Bible in Nov 2005 and confirmed with grave stones in 2010 by Kevin Lanham. Brenda Jones of Roanoke, Alabama has the family bible.

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Figure 244. Mildred’s Gravestone - Mildred Baker Jones, Apr 16, 1919, Aug 10, 1986.

The Lazarus Rufus Jones Family

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Figure 245. Lazarus Rufus Jones Fan Chart

Lazarus Rufus Jones was the 10th known child of Alfred N. Jones and Martha P. Wood Jones, and was the youngest son that survived. Lazarus was born in the community of Texas, in Heard County, Georgia, and lived there until about sometime prior to 1920.

Lazarus Rufus (LR) Jones, born 6 August 1869 and died 13 Feb. 1930. [209]

LR Jones is on the 1920 U.S. Census for Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama with Lizzie and all his living children except Beulah ,Willie Lee, and Dewey. The girls were married, and Dewey had apparently left home.

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Figure 246. Lazarus Rufus Jones Gravestone

LR Jones was married to Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kitchens Jones (dau. of Andrew Jackson Kitchens), born 4 March 1875 [210] and died 22 Nov 1955. [210]

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Figure 247. Gravestone for Lizzie Kitchens
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Figure 248. Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kitchens Fan Chart

The family land was in Texas, GA., but over the years some moved to Roanoke, Alabama. LR Jones owned a grocery store in downtown Roanoke. They owned land at 1014 East Main St. where the family home was located. Alon and Perry also had homes down the street from the family home. Many of the LR Jones family are buried in Texas, GA.

Lazarus Rufus and Sarah had fifteen children:

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Figure 249. US Census 1930 showing their family

[211]

(i.) Daughter, Beulah Francis JONES, b. Jul. 7, 1890 [212] [213], in Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA, died May 22, 1976 [213] [212], in La Grange, Troup, Georgia, USA. She married Luther H. Cook (Sep. 12, 1887, Feb. 24, 1972). [213] He is buried at Mount Zion Cemetery, Oxford, Newton, Georgia, USA

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Figure 250. Luther H Cook Gravestone

(ii.) Willie Lee JONES (Ridley Brooks), b. Jul. 28, 1892 [214], Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA. She married Ales Everette Ridley on 24 Dec 1913 in Heard Co., GA and divorced about 1925. She later married Man Brooks. She died Aug., 1988 [214], in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, USA and is buried at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA.

(iii.) Daughter, b. 11 Feb1895, d. 26 Aug 1896;

(iv.) Daughter, Alva JONES b. 22 April 1897, d.19 Sep 1899;

(v.) Son, Dewey Hobson JONES b. 29 April 1899 [215] in Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA.; d. 19 Jul 1978 [215] in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. He married Duffie Eva Cook Jones ( Oct. 2, 1900 - Apr. 5, 1988). She is buried at Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Franklin, Heard, Georgia, USA.

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Figure 251. Dewey H Jones Gravestone
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Figure 252. Duffie Jones Gravestone

(vi.) Daughter, Lena JONES b.13 April 1901, d.9Aug 1913;

(vii.) Daughter, Connie Lou JONES b. 17 May 1903 d.__;

(viii.) Daughter, Hattie Lois JONES born 26 Feb. 1905 [216] in Heard, Georgia, USA and died Jul. 30, 1994 [216] in Antioch, Covington, Alabama, USA. She is buried at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA. She married Herbert L. Harris.

(ix.) Son, Fuller Callaway JONES Senior, b. 9 Mar. 1907 in Heard, Georgia; d. 7 Nov. 1953 in Opelika, Lee, Alabama. He married Ruth Henrietta Matthews on 17 Jun 1931 in Roanoke, Randolph, AL. He is buried in the Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama. [217]

(x.) Daughter, Mytle JONES, b.7 Dec. 1908, d.12 Dec1908

(xi.) Son, Loyd Carter JONES, b. 2 Nov. 1908 in Texas, Heard, Georgia, d. 14 Aug. 1930 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama. He married Maggie Ruth Brown about 1929. Died in a motorcycle accident. [218]

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Figure 253. Loyd Jones Captured in April, then died in August

(xii.) Son, Oscar Underwood JONES, b.15 Jan. 1912 in Georgia, d. 19 Jan. 1961. He married Inez (maiden name unknown), born in Alabama.

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Figure 254. Oscar Underwood Jones in the US Census 1940, Roanoke, Rudolph, Alabama, Enumeration District 56-17, sheet 61A
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Figure 255. Oscar Underwood "Wood" Jones gravestone in the Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke

(xiii.) Son, Alon Jackson JONES, b.16 Nov. 1913 in Texas, Heard, Georgia [219] [220] Alon died 8 Mar. 1963 [220] in Troup, Georgia. He is buried at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama. On 20 Dec 1935, Alon married Mae Belle Clark, daughter of Oscar and Wylie Ann Smith Clark, born 25 Feb 1914 [219] [221] in Alabama. Her mother, Anna Clark lived with them in 1940 at 1012 East Main Street, Roanoke, AL.

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Figure 256. Alon Jones in the US Census 1940, Roanoke, Rudolph, Alabama, Enumeration District 56-17
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Figure 257. Alon J. Jones gravestone in the Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke

Maebell’s obituary:

 JONES, Maebell Clark, 89, of Barnesville, Ga., formerly of Roanoke; b. Feb 25, 1914,
 a Randolph County native; d. May 3, 2003 at Heritage Inn of Barnesville; d/o Oscar
 and Wylie Ann Smith Clark; preceded in death by husband, Alon Jones.
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Figure 258. Alon’s Wife, Maebell Clark Jones gravestone

(xiv.) Perry Rufus JONES, b. 29 Oct. 1915 d.9 Sept. 1965;

(xvi.) Daughter, Annie Ruth JONES, b.13 Oct. 1917. As of 2006, Anne resided in Andalusia, Alabama.

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Figure 259. Annie Ruth Jones in the US Census 1940, Roanoke, Rudolph, Alabama, Enumeration District 56-17

LR Jones was a Freemason. Lazarus was also a member of the Baptist church.

Lazarus relocated his family about 1920 from Texas, Georgia to Roanoke, Alabama.

LR Jones was buried at the Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Heard Co., GA

The family land was in Texas, Georgia, but over the years some moved to Roanoke, Alabama. LR Jones owned a grocery store in downtown Roanoke.

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Figure 260. Lazarus Rufus Jones in his store

They owned land on East Main St. where the family home was located. Alon and Perry also had homes down the street from the family home. Many of the LR Jones family are buried in Texas, GA.

The following are the only photos of Lizzie Jones that we have.

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Figure 261. Lizzie Kitchens Jones
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Figure 262. Lizzie Kitchens with her son Perry Rufus Jones
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Figure 263. Lizzie Kitchens-Jones

The following are some photos of the children of LR and Lizzie Jones.

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Figure 264. (BackRow)Connie Jones-Sears, Hattie Jones-Harris, Elizabeth Jones (2ndRow) Alon Jones, PerryJones
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Figure 265. Dewey Jones holding fish
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Figure 266. LTR-(back) Herbert Harris Jones, Fuller Jones, Lloyd Jones, Unknown, (front) Alon Jones, Perry Jones, Oscar Underwood Jones
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Figure 267. Jones in 1961, LTR-Hattie Jones-Harris, Alon Jones, Connie Jones-Sears (Perry’s Sister), Perry Jones, Beaulah Jones-Cook, Anne Jones-Atwell

Some burials are at the Cedar Wood Cemetery in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama. The following pictures are from this cemetery in 2010.

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Figure 268. Llyod Carter Jones gravestone
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Figure 269. Fuller Callaway Jones gravestone (blurry photo)

The Alford Nolen Jones Family

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Figure 270. Alford Nolen Jones Fan Chart

Alfred Nolen JONES Alfred was born [222] on 02 Jul 1823 in Lincoln, Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA. He died on 15 Feb 1910 in ,Heard, Georgia, USA. He was buried in Old New Hope (Baptist) Cemetery, Texas, Heard, Georgia.

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Figure 271. Alfred Nolan Jones Gravestone

Alfred was employed as a Farmer. He was also a Freemason. This Alfred is the great-grandfather of Fuller C. Jones, Jr. The 1880 United States Census / Georgia, shows Alford JONES, Household, Male, Birth Year 1823, Birthplace GA, Age 57, Occupation Farming, Marital Status Married, Race White, Head of Household Alford JONES, Relation Self, Father’s Birthplace VA, Mother’s Birthplace GA, [223]

According to Fuller C. Jones, Alfred was a large land owner in Heard county, Georgia.

Alfred married Martha Prudence WOOD daughter of Winston WOOD and Dicey GAY on 10 Jan 1850 in , Heard, Georgia. Martha was born on 29 Jan 1833 [224] in , Heard, Georgia, USA. She died on 19 Mar 1924 [225] in , Heard, Georgia, USA. She was buried in Old New Hope (Baptist) Cemetery, Texas, Georgia.

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Figure 272. Martha Prudence WOOD Fan Chart
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Figure 273. Martha P Jones Gravestone
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Figure 274. Martha P Jones Death Certificate

Martha P. Wood Jones is buried with her husband in the Old New Hope Cemetery in Texas, Heard County, Georgia. The Stone is a short "Tablet" type, beside her husband’s tall monument, with inscription. Martha’s inscription is barely readable as of May, 2000: "A tender mother and a faithful - - - - - - (friend?)". The date on the stone for birth is Feb 29 1833, meaning we suppose that it was a leap year, and the date is legible; however by "Custom Calendar" [226] 1833 was not a leap year, and only had 28 days. The death date on the stone is Mar 19 1924, which is legible as well.

Alfred and Martha had the following children:

(i.) Son, Winston Wood JONES was born on 12 Dec 1850. He died in 1907.

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Figure 275. Lived next door to Alfred in 1870, US Census 1870 Heard Co., Georgia

(ii.) Son, William T. JONES was born on 10 Jul 1853. He died on 16 Dec 1856.

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Figure 276. Lived next door to Alfred in 1870, US Census 1870 Heard Co., Georgia

(iii.) Son, Willis Byrd JONES was born on 09 Aug 1855. He died on 15 Feb 1922.

(iv.) Son, James Madison JONES , (II) was born on 09 Oct 1857. He died in 1933.

(v.) Son, Henry Romaldrus JONES was born on 03 Mar 1860. He died on 07 Nov. He was buried in Buried Wood Family Cemetery (Ivan Allen Ranch).

(vi.) Daughter, Eva Tabitha JONES was born on 15 Oct 1861. She died on 20 Mar 1903.

(vii.) Son, Alfred Britton JONES was born on 06 Oct 1863 in Heard Co. Georgia. He died in 1934.

(viii.) Francis D. JONES [227] was born on 20 Nov 1865 in Heard Co., Georgia. He died on 06 Aug 1866 in Heard Co. Georgia. He is buried in Wood Cemetery.

(ix.) Son, Jonathan Brewer JONES was born on 23 Sep 1867 in Heard Co. Georgia. He died in 1940 in Merkel, Taylor, Texas, USA. Jonathan married Nancy Virginia (Sena) WOOD after 1879. Nancy died in Texas.

(x.) Daughter, Martha Mildred JONES was born on 12 Jan 1872. She died on 10 Sep 1876 in Heard Co., Georgia. She was buried in Wood Family Cemetery.

(xi.) Daughter, Lucy Durah JONES was born on 09 Nov 1875 in , Heard, Georgia, USA. She died on 07 Sep 1876 in , Heard, Georgia, USA. She was buried in Wood Family Cemetery.

(xii.) Infant Son 1 JONES.

(xiii.) Infant Son 2 JONES.

(xiv.) Son, Lazarus Rufus "L.R." JONES was born on 06 Aug 1869. He died on 13 Feb 1930. See The Lazarus Rufus Jones Family for details.

(xv.) Infant Son JONES.

(xvi.) Infant Son JONES.

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Figure 277. US Census, 1870, Texas Milita District 761, Heard, Georgia

[228]

The Mason Jones Family

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Figure 278. Mason Jones Fan Chart

Mason JONES [121] [229] was born [230] in 1784/1785 in Culpeper Co., Virginia, American Colonies. He died in 1850/1852 in near community of Texas, Heard Co., GA. He was buried in Heard County, GA, Buried Wood Cemetery (unmarked).

Elected/Appointed: Abt. 1840, Justice of Inferior Court, Heard Co., GA

Land Transfer: 1818, Bought 236 acres on Grove Creek from Richard Dowdy

Military service: 1812, Capt. of 236th District Militia Oglethorpe Co. GA

Re-Location: 1803, Lincoln Co. GA, 1805 Jones District

Relationship: Richard Dowdy married Nancy E. Jones, daughter of Randal, Mason’s brother.

Mason married Frances (Franky) NOLAND daughter of William SR. NOLAND and Frances "Frankie" FLORENCE in 1802 in Lincoln Co., Ga. Frances was born in 1780/1789 in Culpepper Co., Virginia. She died in 1840 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia. Frances, wife of Mason, is not listed in the 1840 Census, so she died prior to then.

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Figure 279. Frances (Franky) NOLAND Fan Chart

Mason and Frances had the following children:

(i.) Son, Henry P. JONES was born on 17 Mar 1804. He died on 19 Mar 1880.

(ii.) Daughter, Emily JONES was born in 1805/1807. She died in 1850 in Heard Co., GA. Never Married.

(iii.) Son, Moses JONES was born in 1808 in Oglethorpe Co., Ga. He died in Mar 1882 in Newton, Dale Co., AL. He was buried in Newton Cem., Dale Co., Ala.

  • This Moses Jones, son of Mason Jones was in Heard County GA, along with his father Mason and many other members of this large family, on the 1850 Census. Age shown as 42, agreeing with other data which shows his birth in 1808. Some dates in file for children do not agree with this census for ages of children.

  • Moses married Martha "Patsy" MATHEWS on 10 Feb 1829 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia. Martha was born on 22 Nov 1808 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia. She died on 09 Aug 1888 in Newton, Dale Co., Alabama.

(iv.) Son, William JONES was born [231] in 1811 in Oglethorpe Co., GA. He died on 29 Jun 1855 in Randolph Co., AL. On 1850 Census Heard Co. GA. Occupation Mechanic. William and wife Frances Mat(t)hews Jones lived next door to Charles L. Mat(t)thews, brother of Frances. Note: Census spells name Matthews.

(v.) Daughter, Lucy Ann Catherine JONES was born on 01 Feb 1830 in Oglethorpe, GA. She died on 25 Jan 1908 in Texas, Heard, GA. She was buried in Old New Hope Baptist Cemetery, Texas (town), Heard Co. GA. Lucy A(nn) C(atherine) Jones is listed on the 1850 Census of Heard County GA page 148b, line 12. Age listed as 17, actual birthday known to be Feb. 01, 1830; so age should have been 20 if previous data is correct.

(vi.) Son, Alfred Nolen JONES I was born on 02 Jul 1823. He died on 15 Feb 1910. See The Alford Nolen Jones Family for details.

The Aaron Jones Family

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Figure 280. Aaron Jones Fan Chart

Aaron JONES [232] [121] was born in 1730/1732 in Virginia. He died in Oct 1804 in Lincoln Co., Ga.

The basis of much of the following is from: "Our Jones Family", a compilation of the descendants of Aaron Jones, by Edith Jones Breen and Francine Jones Pendergrass (Allen), privately published, 1975. Book sent by Dr. Robert Leahy of Carrolton TX in January 2000.

Aaron Jones deeded slaves to Henry Jones and Moses Jones in Culpeper Co., both of whom were stated to be his sons, Francis Wright and Vincent Glass, his sons in law, on 17 Sep 1787, in Culpeper County, VA.[233]

Aaron and Sarah resided in Culpepper, Virginia in 1766.

 Indenture made 5th/6th May 1862 between ARON JONES and SARAH his wife of parish Brunswick & county King George Planter and THOMAS CASSON of same..by deeds of lease and release..for sum One hundred pounds current money of Virginia.. sold 100 acres which land binds on the land of WILLIAM THORNTON an Infant, JAMES KENYON and WILLIAM ROWLEY Gent. .. Presence John S. Signed Aron Jones and Sarah X Jones At a court held 6th of May 1764 .. Deeds of lease and release .. admitted to record.

Aaron married Sarah STROUD [232] [121] daughter of Samuel STROUD and Anna in 1754 in ,Culpepper,Virginia,USA. Sarah was born in 1733 in Culpepper,,Virginia,USA. She died in 1804 in , Lincoln, Georgia,USA.

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Figure 281. Sarah STROUD Fan Chart

In 1794 Aaron and Sarah Jones were in Abbeville, South Carolina, where they sold a legacy from Isham Stroud which was in Elbert County, Georgia. The relationship between Isham Stroud and Aaron and Sarah Jones must have been close, since the couple inherited at least a portion of the Isham Stroud estate. Fuller Jones Jr.'s suspicion is that the property was a legacy from Sarah’s family, and that Isham Stroud was her father.

Aaron and Sarah had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Mary JONES was born in 1755 in Va. She died in 1830 in Belmont Co., Ohio.

Death location needs verification, see conflicting info Jan. 2001 from Linda Lammack.

(ii.) Daughter, Lucy JONES was born in 1761. She died on 01 Sep 1828.

(iii.) Son, Moses JONES , Sr. was born in 1765 in Culpepper Co., Virginia, American Colonies. He died in Jun 1829 in Lincoln Co., Georgia. He was buried [234] in Jones Cem., Lincoln Co., Georgia. Moses was a soldier in the Revolutionary War; Pvt, GA Militia about 1785.

Moses Jones, son of Aaron and Sarah Jones, was born in Culpeper County VA about 1765. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was so listed in the 1827 Georgia Land Lottery. Moses is known to have received bounty land for his service in the war; it is believed that this was the foundation of the family’s land holdings in Georgia.

(iv.) Son, William (I) JONES was born in 1768 in Culpepper Co., Va. He died in Probably in VA before 1787. In 1768 Aaron Jones leased a plantation of 108 acres from "the Hon, George William Fairfax" of Fairfax County, Virginia Colony. Mentioned in this lease were Aaron, his wife Sarah, and son William. The lease was proved in Culpeper County Court Feb. 16, 1769. Deed Book E. 1765- 1769 pp 650-652.

(v.) Son, Henry JONES was born in 1768 in Culpepper Co., Virginia. He died in Jones Family Cemetery in Newnan, Ga. [232]

(vi.) Son, Gabriel JONES was born in Jun 1770 in Probably in Culpeper Co., Virginia. He died in Sep 1842 in Sumter Co., AL.

"Moses, Gabriel, Lucy, Randal, Willis, and Mason are all found in early land records of Georgia---Land grant records, beginning in 1784, show Moses Jones, whose grant joined that of Francis Wright (husband of Lucy Jones), John Florence, Thomas Florence, Gabriel Jones, William Noland, the heirs of Isham Stroud and others--"

(vii.) Son, Aaron JONES II [121] was born in 1774 in Virginia, Amer. Colonies. He died in Sumter Co., Alabama.

(viii.) Son, John JONES III was born in 1778 in Of Sumter Co., Alabama.

(ix.) Son, Randal JONES was born in 1780 in Of Muscogee Co., Georgia. He died in 1847 in Muscogee Co., Georgia.

(x.) Son, Willis JONES , Sr. was born on 11 Mar 1782 in Virginia. He died on 30 Jun 1840 in Meriwether Co., Georgia. He was buried in 1840 in Jones-Florence Cemetery, Meriwether, Georgia.

(xii.) Son, Mason JONES was born in 1784/1785. He died in 1850/1852.

(xiii.) Son, John JONES [121] was born about 1778 in Of Sumter Co., Alabama.

(xiv.) Son, Gaden JONES [121] was born about 1784 in Of, Virginia.

(xv.) Daughter, Mary JONES [121] was born about 1755 in Va. She died in 1830/1832 in Belmont Co., Ohio.

(xvi.) Son, Gabriel JONES [121] was born about 1772 in Of Sumter Co., Ala. He died in 1842 in Sumter Co., Ala.

(xvii.) Son, Randolph JONES [121] was born about 1780 in Of Muscogee Co., Georgia. He died in 1847 in Muscogee Co., Georgia.

(xviii.) Son, Willis JONES [121] was born on 11 Mar 1782 in Virginia. He died on 30 Jun 1840 in Meriwether Co., Georgia. He was buried in Jones Florence C, Meriwether Co., Georgia.

(xix.) Son, Henry JONES [121] was born in 1768 in , Culpepper Co., Virginia. He died in Jun 1852 in Amissville, Rappahannock Co., Virginia.

(xx.) Son, Moses JONES [121] was born in 1765 in Virginia, Amer. Colonies. He died on 01 Jan 1830 in , Misc Co, Ga. He was buried in Jones Cem., Lincoln Co., Ga.

(xxi.) Son, William JONES [121] was born before 1768 in , Culpepper Co., Va..

The John Jones Family

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John JONES [235] was born before 1712. He died before 05 Mar 1752 in Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia.

Will of John Jones was found at King George County, Virginia courthouse on March 30, 2000. The following was copied as close as possible from a photo copy of the original will found in will book 1, pages 10 and 11 by Peggy Miller. [236]

 In the Name of God Amen I JOHN JONES of Brunswick Parish in the County of King George being sick in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God I do make this my last will and Testament in manner following. Impromis I recommend my soul to almighty god trusting in the merits and mediation of by blessed Savior to Receive Pardon and Remission of all my sins and my body to the Earth to have decent and Christian burial and my worldly lands & goods I give bequeath and dispose of as followeth my will is that all my just debts be first paid. Item I give and bequeath unto my wife ELIZABETH a Negro boy named Tom to her and her heirs forever also a Feather bed and Furniture two cows and calfs Eleven head of hogs two pewter dishes & half a Dozen of Plates to her and her heirs forever. Item I give unto my wife ELIZABETH one third part of my remaining personal Estate to her and her heirs forever and one third part of my land together with my dwelling house where I now live during her natural life. Item I give unto my son AARON my land from the River to Muddy Creek Run when he shall arrive at the age of Twenty one years to him and his heirs forever. Item I give unto my son AARON after my mothers decease a Negro woman named Judy to him and his heirs forever. Item I give unto my son ABRAHAM the rest of my land from Muddy Creek Run to the back line after he shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years to him and his heirs forever. Item I give unto my son JOHN a Negro boy called Cain. Item I give unto my daughter PATIENCE five pounds current money. Item I order a hogshead of Tobacco of Nine hundred neat now in my house to be sold for cash and Laid out for schooling of my two sons AARON and ABRAHAM. Item my will is that my wife have the benefit of any Rents arising from that Plantation on the River side until my son AARON comes to age toward the maintenance of my younger children. Item I order that the rent of the Plantation whereon James Burch now lives be applied ____ towards the clothing of my sons AARON and ABRAHAM until they come to age. Item I give unto my Daughter ANNE a heifer with Calf. Item I give unto my son GEORGE a heifer with calf. Item my will is that the rest of my Estate except what is already given be Equally divided among all my Children share and share alike. Lastly I constitute and appoint my wife ELIZABETH JONES and my friend Francis Martin Executors of this my last will utterly revoking all other former will or wills by me or hereto fore at any time made and Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal this 12th day of February 1744.

 John Jones (seal)
 Signed and sealed in Presence of us

 John Payne (his mark), Francis Martin (his mark), James Somerville

 At a Court held for King George County on Thursday the 5th Day of
 March 1752

 This last will and Testament of John Jones deceased being presented in Court by Elizabeth Jones and Francis Martin the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and there name being ___ duly proved by the oaths of Francis Martian and John Payne two of the witnesses thereto was admitted to Record and is ___ recorded.

 Test Robert Armistead

John married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) before 1732. Elizabeth was born before 1752.

John and Elizabeth had the following children:

(i.) Son, Aaron JONES was born in 1730/1732. He died in Oct 1804.

(ii.) Son, Abraham JONES died after 05 Mar 1752.

(iii.) Son, John JONES died after 05 Mar 1752.

(iv.) Daughter, Patience JONES died after 05 Mar 1752.

(v.) Daughter, Ann JONES died after 05 Mar 1752.

(vi.) Son, George JONES died after 05 Mar 1752.

The Luther Troup Baker Family

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Luther Troup Baker 1895 → Mildred Ruth Baker 1919 → Mildred married Perry Rufus Jones 1915 (See The Perry Rufus Jones Family) → Living Person

LutherTroupBakerFanChart
Figure 282. Luther Troup BAKER Fan Chart

Luther Troup BAKER [237] was born on 18 Jun 1895 [238] in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. He died on 10 Nov 1949 [238] in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. He was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA.

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Figure 283. Luther Baker about 23 yrs old [239]
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Figure 284. LTR: White Head and Luther Baker [240]
Luther and IrmaBakerAbout1940
Figure 285. Luther and Irma Baker about 1940 [241]
IrmaUndineHeadFanChart
Figure 286. Irma Undine HEAD Fan Chart

Luther registered for the WWI draft. [242]

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Figure 287. Luther’s World War I Draft Registration Card from 1917

Luther married Irma Undine HEAD [243] [212] daughter of Luther Jason HEAD and Mildred Lucy (Emma Lou) WHITE. Irma was born on 08 Dec 1895 in Paron,, Georgia, USA. She died on 07 Jul 1943 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. She was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA.

LutherTroupBaker gravestone
Figure 288. Gravestone of Luther T Baker
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Figure 289. Gravestone for Irma Head Baker

Her grave stone reads:

 Irma Head Baker
 Dec 08, 1895
 Jul 07, 1943
 Mother

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Mildred Ruth BAKER was born on 16 Apr 1919. She died on 10 Aug 1986. Mildred married Perry Rufus Jones and they had three children. See The Perry Rufus Jones Family for details.

According to family tradition, after Irma died, Luther lived in a hotel and not with Perry and Mildred Jones. The 1930 census shows them living separately well before she died.

The 1920 census shows Luther Baker, M, 25y, born Alabama; wife Irma Baker, F, 24y, born Alabama; dau Mildred Baker, F, 4m, born Alabama; Tom Head, M 22y, born Alabama; Iris Head, F, 19y, born Alabama; Eldridge Head, M, 19y, born Alabama, apparently they had some of the Head family staying with them.

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Figure 290. Luther Baker with Baby Mildred, US Census 1920 Header Row [244]
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Figure 291. Luther Baker with Baby Mildred, US Census 1920, next door to his brother Albert
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Figure 292. US Census 1930
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Figure 293. Luther T Baker as a boarder in 1930 [245]
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Figure 294. US Census 1940 Newnan, Militia District 646, Coweta, Georgia Header Row [246]
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Figure 295. US Census 1940 Newnan, Militia District 646, Coweta, Georgia

See also The Perry Rufus Jones Family for details on their rearing after Luther’s death.

The Chisel True Baker Family

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Chise (Chester, Chris, or "Chisel") True BAKER [247] [237] was born on 09 Oct 1868 [247] [248] in Hogansville, Troup, Georgia, USA four years after the Civil War ended. He died on 15 Jul 1943 [248] [249] and is buried in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama, USA.

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Figure 296. Chisel T Baker Gravestone

His father and mother are both from Georgia according to the 1900 and 1930 Census.

More research is needed on the Baker line.

Chester married (1) Ruth F. CARTER [237] [250] [251] about 1891 (calculated from Bessie’s birthdate on 1900 census), daughter of James Carter [252] and Kate Tunnbrilt [252] [253] (both born in Georgia). [247] [250] Ruth was born on 9 Aug 1869 [247] [254] in Georgia, USA. [247] She died on 21 Mar 1938. [254] [252] She was buried on 22 Mar 1938. [252]

They lived in Roanoke, AL.

The Cedarwood Cemetery, Township 21, Range 12, S 35, Main Street, Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama Surveyed September 2000 by Marie M. Cain and Marilyn M. Girardi shows two grave stones:

  • Baker, Ruth Carter Aug 9, 1869, Mar 21, 1938

  • Baker, Chisel T. Oct 9, 1867 Jul 15, 1943

The death years match and the T middle initial matches the 1940 census.

Chester and Ruth had the following children:

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Figure 297. US Census 1900 showing C Baker and family
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Figure 298. US Census 1910 showing Ruth and children
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Figure 299. Chris Baker family in 1920 Census showing Chris, Ruth, Joe and Frank
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Figure 300. CT Baker with wife Ruth in 1930 US Census in Roanoke, AL

(i.) Daughter, Bess Kate BAKER She was born in 25 Oct 1891/1892. [255] [247] [251] She was raised in Roanoke. [256] She married a Gibson. [251] Bessie died May 09, 1977 and is buried in the Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama. [251]

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Figure 301. Bessie Kate Baker [257]
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Figure 302. Bessie’s Gravestone in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, AL

(ii.) Son, Luther Troup BAKER [237] was born on 18 Jun 1894 [247] in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. He died on 10 Nov 1949 [258] in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. Luther married Irma Undine HEAD [237] daughter of Luther Jason HEAD and Mildred Lucy (Emma Lou) WHITE. Irma was born on 08 Dec 1895 [259] in Paron,, Georgia, USA. She died on 07 Jul 1943 [259] in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. She was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. [259] See The Luther Troup Baker Family for details.

(iii.) Son, Albert Carter BAKER. [260] He was born in Nov 1896. [247] He married Myrtice Chewning, born Aug. 24, 1901 [261] and lived in Roanoke, AL in 1940. [260] They had a son, Dwight, born in 1920. Kevin Lanham remembers meeting "Uncle" Dwight in Roanoke on family visits. Dwight’s obituary states: [262]

BAKER, Luther Dwight ‘Pete’, 85, of Roanoke; b. Sep 17 1920 in Roanoke; d. Jul 31, 2006 at Traylor Nursing Home; survived by his wife, Margaret Denson Baker of Lineville; Veteran of WWII serving in Italy and North Africa; preceded in death by his parents, Albert Carter and Myrtice Chewning Baker; and his first wife, Mae Harris Baker. Myrtis died Oct. 11, 1986 and is buried in the Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama. Dwight’s wife’s grave stone at Roanoke, Alabama says "Baker, Mae H. Dec 27, 1920 Feb 18, 1986 (Catherine M., d/o Henry F. Harris and Katie Eugene Mitchum; W/o Luther Dwight Baker)"
— Obituary
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Figure 303. Albert Baker 1930 Census in Roanoke
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Figure 304. Albert’s Draft Card
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Figure 305. Albert Baker with Father CT Baker staying with him in 1940 US Census

(iv.) Son, Joe Robert BAKER. [263] He was born 20 Aug 1900 [264] and raised in Roanoke. [256] Joe is shown in the 1910 Census and his draft card [264] gives his birthday.

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Figure 306. Joe Robert Baker’s WWI Draft Card

(v.) Son, Frank BAKER. He was born in 1911. [265] He was raised in Roanoke. [256]

(vi.) Son, Cliff BAKER. He was born in 1907. [265] He was raised in Roanoke. [256] The 1940 US Census, Alabama, Chambers, Election Precinct 13, 9-32 Election Precinct 13, sheet 5A, shows Cliff Baker as head at 33 yrs old, wife Cenus, 33, son Cliff Jr age 7, Bessie K, sister age 47, Mrs LC Harris (aunt), age 79. This is likely Mattie Harris.

Chise Baker worked as a Carpenter on the 1930 census. He and Ruth were the only ones left in the household in 1930.

Table 8. Family Timeline for Chise Baker
Date Location Event Source Comments

Before 1848

Georgia

Chisel’s Father and Mother are born

1900 and 1930 Census for Chise shows parents from Georgia.

Date estimated 20 yrs before Chisel’s birth

1868-10-09

Hogansville, Troup, Georgia

Chis Baker is born

[248] [247]

1869-08-09

Georgia

Ruth Carter born

11,[247]

Abt 1891

Unknown

Chisel married Ruth Carter

Date calculated from Bessie’s birthdate on 1900 census

Unknown

Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama

Moved from Georgia to Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama

TBD

First child born in Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama, so he got to AL before she was born.

1892-10-25

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Child Bessie Kate Baker born

[247]

1894-06-18

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Child, Luther T Baker born

[247]

1896-11

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Child, Albert C Baker born

[247]

1900-08-20

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Child, Joe Robert Baker born

20

1907

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Child, Cliff Baker born

1910

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Chiz not there for 1910 Census

1910 Census

Ruth listed as head of household

1911

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Child, Frank Baker born

6

1930

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Shows on Census with Ruth. Employment is as a carpenter.

1938-03-21

Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama

Ruth Carter died

Her gravestone

1943-07-15

Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama

Chise Baker died

9,22

The Luther Jason Head Family

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Figure 307. Luther Jason HEAD Fan Chart
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Luther Jason HEAD [266] [237] was born [212] on 11 Nov 1875 in Springfield,, Alabama, USA. He died [212] on 30 Apr 1937 in USA.

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Figure 308. Mildred Lucy WHITE Fan Chart

Luther married Mildred Lucy (Emma Lou) WHITE. [237] Mildred was born on 01 Feb 1873 in Springfield,, Alabama, USA. She died in 1952 [212] and is buried in the Rock Mills Cemetery, Rock Mills, Alabama, USA.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Irma Undine HEAD [237] was born on 08 Dec 1895 in Paron,, Georgia, USA. She died on 07 Jul 1943 [212] in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. She was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. Irma married Luther Troup BAKER [237] son of Chester (Chris) BAKER and Ruth CARTER. Luther was born on 18 Jun 1895 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. He died on 10 Nov 1949 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. He had other parents. See The Luther Troup Baker Family for details.

(ii.) Son, Tom L. HEAD was born in 1897. He died in 1937. [212] He was buried in Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. Tom married Cora CRISLER. Cora died in 1988.

(iii.) Daughter, Eris HEAD was born [212] in 1900. She died in 1987 [212] and is buried in Rock Mills Cemetery, Rock Mills, Alabama, USA.

(iv.) Son, Gaut HEAD was born in 1902. He died in 1981. [212] He was buried in Randolph County Memorial Gardens, Randolph, Alabama, USA.

(v.) Daughter, Erline HEAD was born [267] in 1904. She died in 1909. She was buried in Paran Cemetery.

(vi.) Daughter, Alma HEAD was born [212] [267] in 1906.

(vii.) Tymon HEAD was born in 1909. He died in 1974. [212] He was buried in Rock Mills Cemetery, Rock Mills, Alabama, USA.

(viii.) Daughter, Lois HEAD was born [212] [267] in 1911. She died in 1981 in Northville, Michigan, USA. She was buried in Rural Hills Cemetery, Northville, Michigan, USA.

(ix.) Son, Arthur Jackson (Buck) HEAD [212] was born in 1913. He died in 1969 and is buried in Bethany Cemetery, Lime Community. [212]

(x.) Daughter, Louise HEAD was born [212] [267] in 1915.

(xi.) Son, Mark HEAD was born in 1918.

(xii.) Son, White HEAD was born in 1920. He died in 1987. He was buried in Randolph County Memorial Gardens, Randolph, Alabama, USA. [212]

(xiii.) Ernestine HEAD was born [212] [267] in 1923.

The Thomas Edmonson Head Family

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Figure 309. Thomas E. Head Fan Chart

Thomas Edmonson HEAD was born [212] on 20 Jan 1829 in ,,Georgia, USA. He died on 20 Nov 1884 in Springfield,, Alabama, USA. He was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama.

His Confederate Military Record states, "Head, Thomas E., Rank: Lt., Enlistment: Randolph Co., Alabama, Command: Company A, 2nd Battalion (later 59th Ala Regiment), Authority: Recorroll signed at Montgomery, Alabama, Apr 5, 1862".

He served in the Alabama State Legislature 1880-1881. He ran a cotton gin and served as sheriff in the Rock Mills-Springfield area.

He hanged himself in 1884. The following article appeared in the newspaper at the time of Thomas Edmonson Head’s death:

Hon. Thomas E. Head lived in High Shoals beat and was a farmer, Democrat and about 50 years of age. Tom was a first rate, good and clever citizen and neighbor. His death was very sudden, and thought to have been voluntary and of his own free will. He was an old citizen and universally loved and respected for his quiet, peaceable and neighborly traits. It is on of those unaccountable mysteries which probably will never be known by the public.
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Figure 310. Mary Caroline HEAD Fan Chart

Thomas married Mary Caroline HEAD daughter of William HEAD and Sarah Moon Blugrave WALKER. Mary was born [212] on 28 Nov 1836. She died on 24 Jul 1901. She was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Roanoke, Alabama.

They had the following children:

(i.) Sara Luticia HEAD was born [212] on 17 Jul 1854 in , Fulton, Georgia, USA. She died in Texas, USA. Sara married [212] Edward M. HARRIS.

(ii.) Son, James Buchanan HEAD was born [212] on 28 Nov 1856 in , Randolph, Alabama, USA. He died on 12 Apr 1941. He was buried in Beulah Cemetery, Randolph, Alabama, USA.

iii. Robert F. HEAD was born [212] on 17 Jul 1860. Robert married Mary Arnette (maiden name unknown).

(iv.) Son, Thomas Zacheriah HEAD was born [212] on 21 Dec 1862. He died [212] on 11 Apr 1937 in Tuscaloosa,, Alabama, USA. He had 7 children. Thomas married [212] (1) Belle STITT on 19 Jan 1886. Belle was born [212] on 18 Aug 1866. She died [212] on 23 Jul 1884. Thomas married [212] (2) Ava Ann REID daughter of Major Bennet Jefferson REID and Elizabeth C. SWINT on 31 Dec 1891. Ava was born [267] on 01 May 1869. She died [212] on 28 Jul 1963.

(v.) Son, William Richard HEAD was born on 19 Apr 1866. He died [212] on 10 Jun 1950. He was buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. William married Mary Rebecca (Mollie) PITTMAN on 11 Oct 1891. Mary was born on 22 Dec 1871. She died [212] on 22 May 1915. She was buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA.

(vi.) John LaFayette HEAD was born [212] on 30 May 1868. He died [267] on 24 Dec 1896. He was buried in Beulah Cemetery, Randolph, Alabama, USA.

(vii.) Son, Jefferson Davis HEAD was born [212] on 30 Apr 1871. He died on 08 Feb 1938. He was buried in Rock Springs Church Cemetery, Randolph, Alabama, USA. Jefferson married Florence Isabella GLADNEY [212] on 29 Nov 1891. Florence was born on 19 Apr 1872. She died [212] on 05 Sep 1949. She was buried in Rock Springs Church Cemetery, Randolph, Alabama, USA.

(viii.) Son, Allen Calhoun HEAD was born on 02 Jul 1873. He died [212] on 24 Jul 1934. He was buried in Paron Cemetery, Randolph, Alabama, USA. Allen married Abie GRISHEM. Abie was born on 21 Nov 1879. She died on 13 Oct 1917. She was buried in Paron Cemetery, Randolph, Alabama, USA. They had three children, James B. Head, W. Comer Head, and Eulalia Head.

(ix.) Son, Luther Jason HEAD [212] [237] was born [212] on 11 Nov 1875 in Springfield,, Alabama, USA. He died [212] on 30 Apr 1937 in USA. Luther married Mildred Lucy (Emma Lou) WHITE. [212] Mildred was born on 01 Feb 1873 in Springfield,, Alabama, USA. She died in USA. See The Luther Jason Head Family for details.

(x.) Son, Nettie Lee HEAD was born on 11 Jun 1876. He died [212] on 20 Nov 1969.

xi. Daughter, Mary Edmonson (Dolly) HEAD was born on 29 Dec 1881. She died [212] on 25 Mar 1969. Mary married [212] Noah FOSTER.

The Richard Head Family 1802

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Richard HEAD was born [212] in 1802 in , Chester, South Carolina.

They arrived in Rock Mills, Alabama on 31 Dec 1855. [212] He was in Rock Mills, Alabama in 1860, 1870, and 1880. [268] [269] [270]

Richard married Juliana (Luticia) HATCHER daughter of Edward HATCHER and Mrs. Hatcher. They had the following children: [271] [269]

(i.) Thomas Edmonson HEAD was born [212] on 20 Jan 1829 in ,,Georgia, USA. He died on 20 Nov 1884 in Springfield,, Alabama, USA. He was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama. Thomas married Mary Caroline HEAD daughter of William HEAD and Sarah Moon Blugrave WALKER. Mary was born [212] on 28 Nov 1836. She died on 24 Jul 1901. She was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Roanoke, Alabama. See The Thomas Edmonson Head Family for details.

(ii.) Son, William HEAD was born [212] in 1832 in ,,Georgia, USA.

(iii.) Daughter, Sarah HEAD was born [212] in Georgia.

iv. Daughter, Harriet A. HEAD was born [212] in 1833 in ,,Georgia, USA.

(v.) Son, Richard HEAD was born [212] in 1839 in ,,Georgia, USA. He died [267] in 1922 in Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. Richard married [212] Elizabeth HARPER. They had 8 children

(vi.) Son, Samuel HEAD was born [212] in ,,Georgia, USA.

(vii.) Son, John HEAD was born [212] on 05 Oct 1842 in ,,Georgia, USA. He died [267] in 1928 in Mt View, , Oklahoma, USA. John married Ann Suddeth MCPHERSON.

(viii.) Daughter, Elizabeth HEAD was born in 1850.

The Andrew Jackson (Jack) Kitchens Family

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Figure 311. Andrew Jackson (Jack) Kitchens Fan Chart

Andrew Jackson (Jack) KITCHENS was born [272] on 15 Nov 1850 in Newton Co., Georgia, USA. He died in 1925 in Heard Co., Georgia, USA. He was buried in Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA.

According to the Perry Rufus Jones family tradition, Andrew Jackson Kitchens was a farmer until he married Martha Jane Pope. Then he became a merchant and did quite well. He was the joint owner of the cotton mill in Roanoke, AL with Henry Knight.

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Figure 312. Martha Jane POPE Fan Chart

Andrew married Martha Jane POPE daughter of John Nathaniel POPE and Edney Ann (Edna) NAIL on 04 Feb 1872 in Heard Co., Georgia, USA. Martha was born on 15 Dec 1849 in Henry, Georgia, USA. She died on 07 Nov 1939 in Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA.

Andrew and Martha had the following children:

(i.) Son, Andrew KITCHENS was born before 1875.

(ii.) Daughter, Sarah Ann Elizabeth (Lizzie) KITCHENS was born on 04 Mar 1875. She died on 22 Nov 1955 in Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA. Lizzie married Lazarus Rufus "L.R." JONES [273] [274] son of Alfred Nolen JONES I and Martha Prudence WOOD on 21 Sep 1889 in Newnan, Coweta, Georgia, USA. Lazarus was born [267] on 06 Aug 1869 in Texas, Heard, Georgia, USA. See The Lazarus Rufus Jones Family for details.

This is Kevin W. Lanham’s maternal lineage.

(iii.) Son, Rufus A. KITCHENS was born in 1877 in Georgia, USA.

(iv.) Daughter, Edna Alice KITCHENS was born in 1879.

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Figure 313. US Census 1880

The Stephen Grey Family 1894

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  1. Stephen Grey (formerly George Willis Yost) 1894 → Living Person

Stephen GREY (formerly George Willis Yost) was born on 24 Nov 1894 [275] in Evanston, Cook, Illinois.

George Willis Yost married (1) Mabel Ruth KINSMAN about 1914 in Illinois, USA. Stephen met her at a skating rink, they fell in love, and married.

George and Mabel had the following children:

Times were tough, George left the family at home and went to find work. He finally found work in Detroit, MI, and sent word he had a job, would send money from the first paycheck, and would send for them as soon as possible, and that he had rented a room. An "Uncle Dave" talked with Mabel and scared her, telling her George would never send for her and that the only way to do was to let him handle it, he would make sure George came home. To make a long, painful story short, the next thing George knew, two big, burly detectives came to his room and cuffed him, claiming he had deserted his wife and children, and they were taking him to jail. Uncle Dave paid his bail and had him released to him. He put George to work in his shop, monitored his every move, and tried in his way to correct what he felt were defects in George’s character. George thought Mabel had done all this, Uncle Dave never told him any different, and the more he thought about the injustice he felt she had served on him, and what with Uncle Dave’s restrictions and the threat of jail being held over his head, he made plans to "chuck the whole mess." The marriage to Mabel Ruth Kinsman was annulled around 1920 on grounds of desertion.

Because of the problems in his marriage to Mabel, George Willis Yost left Ohio and moved to Florida about 1920 and changed his name to Stephen Benjamin Grey. He became a pictorial artist, focusing on outdoor advertising and other types of commercial lettering and pictures. Mabel died in Michigan, USA.

Stephen married (2) Trula NORRIS about 1925/1926 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. Trula was born in Tennessee, USA.

Stephen and Trula had the following children:

Trula was one of Stephen’s neighbors in South Florida. After the devastation of the 1926 hurricane to South Florida, Stephen and Trula and son packed up and went to see if work would be better in California. She contracted spinal meningitis and died in California. Stephen spent $1,000 and drove to Los Angeles to pick up a specialist on the futile hope that anything might be done to save her, but to no avail. He was left heartbroken with a three year old son, a fledgling business, and medical and funeral bills.

Trula died about 1927 in San Diego, California, USA. She was buried in the Chula Vista cemetery, San Diego, California, USA. Stephen packed up and went back to South Florida, so he could place his little son with Trula’s mother, Clemmie, now remarried and surnamed Shelby. Stephen made sure she received money for the care she gave her grandson, money was really tight in those days, and gratefully received.

Stephen married (3) Mary Grace SLATTERY, nick named Gracie, daughter of George Henry SLATTERY and Kellie May CARVER on 06 Oct 1930 in Ft. Meyers, , Florida. Mary was born on 02 Oct 1901 in Jacksonville, Duvall, Florida.

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Figure 314. Mary Grace Slattery

Family Gossip: Gracie loved to read and play the piano. She and her sister Marion were given art lessons by a French lady, a neighbor. Parents obtained a piano for Gracie and arranged for lessons. Gracie was blonde, blue-eyed, tall and statuesque. Her eyes were merry and she had an irrepressible sense of humor.

Stephen and Mary had the following children:

Mary died in May 1963 in Miami, Dade, Florida. She was buried in May 1963 in Miami, Dade, Florida.

Stephen Grey died in May 1988 in Miami, Dade, Florida. [275] He was buried in Miami, Dade, Florida.

The Peter Logan Yost Family

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Peter Logan Yost 1867 → Stephen Grey (formerly George Willis Yost) 1894 → Living Person

Peter Logan YOST was born on 27 Sep 1867 in Petersburg, , Michigan, USA, son of Michael YOST. He died about 1910 in Illinois.

Peter married Lulie Annie MUNN daughter of James Monroe MUNN and Annie Peabody BURCHMORE. Lulie was born on 25 Oct 1869 in West Fairlee, Orange, Vermont, USA.

They had the following children:

(i.) George Willis Yost (later changed his name to Stephen GREY) was born on 24 Nov 1894. He died in May 1988.

He was last heard from in a letter written on stationery of The Palmer House, Chicago. He stated he was looking for work, would send for Lulie and children when he got work. Family thinks he was killed in a train wreck. Was never heard from again. The marriage was annulled on grounds of desertion. Lulie re-married in 1911. Lulie died about 1910 in Newaygo, Michigan, USA. She was buried in Newaygo, Michigan, USA.

The Michael Yost Family

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Michael Yost 1839 → Peter Logan Yost 1867 → Stephen Grey (formerly George Willis Yost) 1894 → Living Person

Michael YOST was born about 1839 in , Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA. He died on 19 Feb 1891 in Petersburg, Monroe, Michigan, USA. He was buried on 22 Feb 1891 in Petersburg, Monroe, Michigan, USA.

He enlisted [276] as Michael Yost, age 23, at Fairview, Ohio, on 6 Aug 1862; Honorably discharged 2 July, 1865 at Chicago, Illinois. Height: 5'8"; Complexion: fair; Eyes: hazel. Born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Occupation at time of enlistment: farmer.

Michael married Sarah C. GRIFFIN [277] on 28 Apr 1860. The minister was Jonathan Cumbaugh. Sarah was born on 08 May 1840 [278] in Baughman P.O., Wayne, Ohio, USA. Sarah died on 20 Dec 1931 in Maumee [279] Ohio. She was buried on 23 Dec 1931 in Petersburg, Monroe, Michigan, USA. Sarah died from pneumonia after a fall while sweeping an icy porch; she broke a hip, and said the confinement in hospital would kill her. [280]

An affidavit of Sarah Griffin’s younger brother, Mr. Frank Griffin, of Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio, states he knew "Sarah C. Griffin all his life, as she was his older sister, and that he and Michael Yost attended the same schools and were raised in the same neighborhood in Baughman Township, near Berlin (Bertin?) City, Wayne County, Ohio. Knew Michael Yost to be in good health when he joined the war.

Michael and Sarah had the following children:

(i.) Son, John Wesley YOST was born about 1861 in , , Ohio.

(ii.) Son, Peter Logan YOST was born on 27 Sep 1867 in Petersburg, , Michigan, USA. He died about 1910 in , Illinois. Peter married Lulie Annie MUNN daughter of James Monroe MUNN and Annie Peabody BURCHMORE. Lulie was born on 25 Oct 1869 in West Fairlee, Orange, Vermont, USA. She died about 1910 in Newaygo, , Michigan, USA. She was buried about 1910 in Newaygo, , Michigan, USA. See The Peter Logan Yost Family for details.

(iii.) Daughter, Sarah Elizabeth YOST was born about 1863.

(iv.) Son, Jesse James YOST Rev. was born about 1869 in Ohio, USA.

(v.) Daughter, Emma L. YOST was born on 10 Mar 1870 in Wayne, Ohio, USA. [281]

(vi.) Daughter, Matilda "Tillie" YOST was born about 1871/1872 in Ohio, USA. [282] [283]

(vii.) Son, Jacob Frank YOST was born on 24 Dec 1872 in , Wayne, Ohio, USA.

(viii.) Son, David Michael YOST was born on 16 Nov 1874 in , Seneca, Ohio, USA.

(ix.) Daughter, Ada Ellen YOST was born on 01 Jun 1877 in Ohio, USA. [284] [285] Ada Ellen Yost died abt 1950 and left him a small legacy, which helped buy the farm in N.C. It was several thousand dollars. According to a note from Stephen Grey [286], Ada Ellen Yost was the last surviving of 12 children, and she lived in Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. E. S. White was Clara A Yost, the youngest child.

(x.) Daughter, Clara A. YOST was born on 18 Nov 1879 in Ohio, USA. [287] [277] Her mother, Sarah C. Griffin Yost, lived with her on all censuses but one.

A newspaper clipping [Dec 1931] lists the children, assume in age order, boys first and then girls. J.W. Yost of Newark; J. Frank Yost of Des Moines, IA; David M. Yost of Cleveland, Ohio; the Reverand J. J. Yost of Fallbrook, CA; Mrs. Sarah E. Denny of Bloomdale, Ohio; Mrs. Charles P. Grenfel of Dodge City, KS; Mrs. S. A. Jones of Washington, D.C., Mrs. E. S. White of Toledo, Ohio. Not listed is Peter Logan Yost [#3 child] or Emma L. Yost, who appeared on 1880 as daughter born 1870.

The 1880 census matches with family stories, so Jacob Frank Yost [prob named after her brother, Frank]; David Michael Yost [family called him Michael, he went by Dave, Stephen Grey always called him Uncle Dave]; Jesse James Yost, became a preacher and used initials J.J. [can certainly see why, after the James boys made such a reputation]; Mrs. Sarah E. Denny, they called her "Libby", the E. was probably "Elizabeth" after her father’s mother. "Libby" is short for Elizabeth; Mrs. S. A. Jones was Ada Ellen Yost.

On LDS church [288] extraction records on IGI are Emma L. Yost, born 10 Mar 1870 in Wayne County, Ohio, Batch C514206; male Yost, born 16 Nov, 1874, Seneca County, Ohio, Batch #C514116; and Jacob Frank Yost, born 24 Dec 1872, Wayne County, Ohio, Batch #C514206.

Michael Yost died 19 Feb 1891, at his home in Summerfield Township, Petersurg, MI. Rev. Charles W. Baldwin, age 37, Pastor, Methodist Episcopal church, Village of Petersburg, Munroe County, MI presided at Michael’s burial.

The George Henry Slattery Family

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George Henry Slattery 1872 → Mary Grace Slattery 1901 → Mary married Stephen Grey (formerly George Willis Yost) 1894 (See The Stephen Grey Family 1894) → Living Person

George Henry SLATTERY was born on 01 Jun 1872 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He died on 19 Feb 1958 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. He was buried on 22 Feb 1958 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA.

George married Kellie May CARVER daughter of William Daniel CARVER ,Dr. and Nancy Jane PLOTNER on 12 Dec 1891 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. Kellie was born on 18 Jul 1876 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA. She died on 02 Feb 1955 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. She was buried in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Marion Linden SLATTERY was born on 12 Mar 1894 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. She died about 1981 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. She was buried about 1981 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. Marion married Arnold Alexander HINSON on 16 Sep 1912 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. Arnold was born in , , Alabama, USA. He died about 1965 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He was buried about 1965 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA.

They had two children, a son, Arnold Alexander HINSON Jr was born about 1920 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He died about 1974 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He was buried about 1974 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA.

(ii.) Son, Evan Douglas SLATTERY was born on 18 Aug 1895 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He died about 1943 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. He was buried in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. Evan married Mary MENTE. Mary died in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA.

(iii.) Son, Raymond Daniel SLATTERY was born on 20 Aug 1897 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He died in Aug 1997 in Clinton, , South Carolina, USA. He was buried in , , South Carolina, USA. Raymond married Edith TRIGG in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. Edith was born in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. She died about 1990 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. She was buried about 1990 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA.

(iv.) Daughter, Mary Grace SLATTERY was born on 02 Oct 1901 in Jacksonville, Duvall, Florida. She died in May 1963 in Miami, Dade, Florida. She was buried in May 1963 in Miami, Dade, Florida. Mary married Stephen GREY son of Peter Logan YOST and Lulie Annie MUNN on 06 Oct 1930 in Ft. Meyers, , Florida. Stephen was born on 24 Nov 1894 in Evanston, Cook, Illinois. He died in May 1988 in Miami, Dade, Florida. He was buried in May 1988 in Miami, Dade, Florida.

(v.) Son, George Cecil SLATTERY was born on 07 Dec 1905 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He died about 1907 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He was buried about 1907 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA.

GeorgeSlatteryGravestone
Figure 315. George Cecil Slattery’s Gravestone

(vi.) Son, John Goodwin SLATTERY (George Henry) was born on 15 Nov 1907 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. He died about 1965 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. He was buried in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. John married Dorothy HARPER.

(vii.) Daughter, Dorothy Mae SLATTERY (George Henry) was born on 08 Dec 1909 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. She died about 1962 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. She was buried about 1962 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. Dorothy married William COWAN in , , Florida, USA.

(viii.) Daughter, Ellen Virginia SLATTERY (George Henry) was born on 02 Jan 1913 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. She died about 1973 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. She was buried about 1973 in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA. Ellen married Robert Nathaniel WEST about 1930 in , , Florida, USA. Robert was born in , , Florida, USA.

ix. Daughter, Mertie Jean SLATTERY was born on 04 Feb 1916 in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, USA. Mertie married Ralph BALDWIN about 1933 in Miami?, Dade, Florida, USA. The marriage ended in divorce. Ralph was born in Miami, Dade, Florida, USA.

The Maternal Lineage of Generation 3.c.

The Patrick Joseph Merrick Family

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Patrick Joseph Merrick 1929 → Living Person

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Figure 316. Patrick Joseph Merrick Fan Chart

Patrick Joseph MERRICK [289] was born on 23 Mar 1929 in Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland. [290]

The Patrick Merrick Family 1883

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Patrick Merrick 1883 → Patrick Joseph Merrick 1929 → Living Person

Patrick MERRICK [289] was born on 05 Oct 1883 in Ballynulty, Tipperary, Ireland.

Patrick married Margaret Mary RYAN [289] Margaret was born in 1857 [291] of Old Castle, Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland. She died in 1907. [291]

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Patrick Joseph MERRICK [289] was born on 23 Mar 1929 in Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland. See The Patrick Joseph Merrick Family for details.

The Richard Merrick Family

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Richard Merrick 1856 → Patrick Merrick 1883 → Patrick Joseph Merrick 1929 → Living Person

Richard MERRICK was born before 1856 in Ballynulty, Lattin, Tipperary, Ireland. [292]3

Richard married Bridget LACEY daughter of Thomas LACEY and Anne (Nancy) O DWYER on 25 Feb 1868. [293] Bridget was born on 16 Sep 1849 in Annacarty, Tipperary, Ireland. [292]

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Richard MERRICK was born 27 Oct 1870 in Tipperary, Ireland. [292]

(ii.) Son, Patrick MERRICK [289] was born on 05 Oct 1883 in Ballynulty, Tipperary, Ireland. Patrick married Margaret Mary RYAN. [289] Margaret was born in of Old Castle, Cappawhite, Tipperary, Ireland. See The Patrick Merrick Family 1883.

The John Patrick Carmody Family

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John Patrick Carmody → Mary (Marie) Helen Carmody → Marie married Patrick Joseph Merrick 1929 → Living Person

John Patrick CARMODY was born in of ,Limerick, Ireland.

John married Mary QUIRKE. Mary was born in of , Limerick, Ireland.

They had the following children:

The Thomas Lacey Family 1808

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Thomas Lacey 1808 → Bridget Lacey 1849 → Bridget married Richard Merrick 1856 → Patrick Merrick 1883 → Patrick Joseph Merrick 1929 → Living Person

Thomas LACEY was born in 1808. He died in 1888. He was the son of John Lacey and Winifred Farrell.

Thomas married Anne (Nancy) O DWYER daughter of Timothy O DWYER on 19 Jan 1845. Anne was born in 1808. She died in 1905.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Bridget LACEY was born on 16 Sep 1849 in Annacarty, Tipperary, Ireland. Bridget married Richard MERRICK on 25 Feb 1868. Richard was born before 1856 in Ballynulty, Lattin, Tipperary, Ireland. See The Richard Merrick Family for details.

The Quirke Family

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Unknown Quirke → Mary Quirke → Mary married John Patrick Carmody → Mary (Marie) Helen Carmody → Marie married Patrick Joseph Merrick 1929 → Living Person

Unknown father QUIRKE married unknown mother.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Mary QUIRKE, born in Limerick, Ireland. Mary married John Patrick CARMODY. See The John Patrick Carmody Family for details.

More research is needed on this family.

The John Lacey Family (bef 1778)

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John Lacey 1778 → Thomas Lacey 1808 → Bridget Lacey 1849 → Bridget married Richard Merrick 1856 → Patrick Merrick 1883 → Patrick Joseph Merrick 1929 → Living Person

John LACEY was born in Attybrick,, Ireland before 1778, [294] the son of _ and __.

John married Winifred FARRELL in Sep 1790, the daughter of _ and __.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Thomas LACEY was born in 1808. He died in 1888. Thomas married Anne (Nancy) O DWYER daughter of Timothy O DWYER on 19 Jan 1845. Anne was born in 1808. She died in 1905.

Other Siblings and Cousins in the Robert Lanham (1560) Generation

The Maria Lanham Family 1592

Maria LANHAM [295] was baptized on 12 November 1592 in Wortham, Suffolk, England. She was the daughter of Roger Lanham 1560.

More research is needed for Maria Lanham.

This is not our direct line.

The David Lanham Family 1595

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  1. Roger Lanham 1560

  2. David Lanham 1595

David LANHAM (Davidus in the Latin records) [296] was born 1595 in Wortham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. [297] David was baptized on 14 April 1595 in Wortham, Suffolk, England. He was the son of Roger Lanham and Bridget Fulcher.

More research is needed for David Lanham.

The Robert Lanham Family 1584

Robert LANHAM [298] ( Robertus in the Latin records) was born on 14 Feb 1622/1623 in Wortham, Suffolk, England. He was the son of Roger Lanham b. 1560.

More research is needed for Robert Lanham.

This is not our direct line.

Other Siblings and Cousins in the Jonathon Lanham (1630) Generation

The Edward Lanham Family

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Josias Lanham 1590 → Edward Lanham 1685

Edward Lanham was born ca 1685, in Kent County, the son of Josias Lanham, II and Barbara Ringgold.

Ancestors of EdwardLanham
Figure 317. Ancestors of Edward Lanham
DescendantsOfEdwardLanham FromPAFreports
Figure 318. Descendants of Edward Lanham 1690

Edward married (1), Asenath. She was born before 1710.

Their children were:

(i.) Son, John Lanham, born 30 December 1722, died young.

(ii.) Son, Notley, born 11 Oct 1724, died young 1783.

(iii.) Daughter, Mary, born 29 Jan 1726, married a Martin.

(iv.) Son, Josias, born 2 Sep 1729

(v.) Daughter, Susannah, born 7 may 1731. Married an Achason.

(vi.) Son, Edward, born 28 Feb 1733/34

(vii.) Daughter, Sarah, born 9 may 1735

This is Phillip S. Lanham‘s line, of Lanham Maryland

Edward married number two wife (2), Susanna.

They had the following children:

(viii.) Son, Richard, born 16 July 1737. died young.

(ix.) Daughter, Rachel, born 10 may 1739, married a Richard Bryan.

Edward married wife number three (3), Catherine.

They had the following children:

(x.) Daugher, Bersheba

(xi.) Son, Edward, born 18 Aug 1762

(xii.) Son, Robert Poore, born 14 July 1765.

Josias Lanham Family 1628 (Not our direct line)

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Josias Lanham 1590 (our line) (see The Josias Lanham Family 1590) → Josias Lanham Family 1628

Ancestors of JosiasIILanham
Figure 319. Ancestors of Josias Lanham, II
DescendantsOfJosais1628Lanham FromPAFreports
Figure 320. Descendants of Josias Lanham 1628

Son, Josias Lanham II was born 19 October 1628, and married Catherine (Katherine) (maiden name unknown) 9 December 1652.

They had at least four children:

We are using the modern English word 'son' instead of the original 'sonne' used in the old records.
  • Daughter, Rueth, baptized 24 Feb 1655; Ruth died 6 Feb 1656/7.

  • Daughter, Mary, baptized 13 June 1658.

  • Son, Josiah baptized 27 Nov 1653.

  • Son, Stephen, baptized, 12 Jan 1660/1.

Josias‘ wife, Catherine, was buried 18 December 1684. Josias was buried 5 January 1702/03.

Josias Lanham II, (son of Josia October 1628), was born 9 Nov. 1653, in Wortham, Suffolk County and was baptized 17 November 1653; and lived in Burgate, England. Josias Lanham and others were imported into the Province of Maryland in November 1668, to settle by Samuel Withers of Anne Arundel County. Withers received fifty acres of land as a headright for each person he brought over to develop the new country. After fulfilling his obligation of contract and becoming a free man, Josias made claim to fifty acres due him for his services in 1680. He settled on his new land east of the Chesapeake Bay in Kent County. He married Barbara Ringgold of Kent County ca 1680.

Lanham, Josias (Kent County) Md ensign in a company of foot, commissioned 28 Feb 1681, he was noted as my Major’s 'sonne in Law' by Col. Henry Coursey in his letter to Maryland Council in 1681, name mispelled once as "Josias Lankam"; constable, 1684, born circa 1649 (age abt. 35 when deposed in 1684) [299]
— Ref: ARMD 17:77-79
17:291-294

According to Ken County, Maryland criminal records, J.S. Ad J SWK, J5#22 of 17 March 1723, page 72, Josias Lanham and David Ferrill, Ken Co. sureites for George Copper.

Surities - Law - to make liable for another’s debt.

Josias died ca 1695. After Josias death Barbara remarried about 1700. When she remarried (an Edward Blay of Cecil Co., MD) the estate she inherited from Josias reverted to their son, Edward, est. 1700. (info from Suffolk Co and village of Wortham per Alison West)

  • Josias Lanham III, born 2 September 1729

  • Susannah Lanham, born 7 May 1731. Married an Achason

  • Edward Lanham, born 28 February 1733/34, died young

  • Sarah Lanham, born 9 May 1735

About 1702/03, Josias‘ grandson, Edward, disposed of all the properties on the east side of the Bay and moved to the west side, Charles County.

Josias II and Barbara had three children: Edward, Barbara and Josias Lanham.

  1. Edward Lanham, born 28 February 1733/34 and had three spouses.

  2. Barbara Lanham married a Robert Lusby, 1725

  3. Josias Lanham married Susannah Drew 1720. Josias died 1728. Susannah was the administrator of the estate.[300]

Other Siblings and Cousins in the John Lanham (1661) Generation

The John Lanham Family 1690

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John Lanham 1661 (our line) (see The John Lanham Family 1661) → John Lanham 1690

Ancestors of John2ndLanham
Figure 321. Ancestors of John Lanham, the 2nd
Ancestors of John1690Lanham
Figure 322. Descendants of John Lanham (1690) and Mary Dickinson

John LANHAM [301] was born in 1690 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. He died on 04 Feb 1763 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England.

John married [301] Mary DICKINSON on 11 Feb 1708 in St John Parrish, Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. Mary was born about 1688 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England.

They had the following children: Thomas Jr., John III, Mary, William, Elizabeth, Eleazer (Ely), Elisha, Elizabeth (second time) and Dorothy Lanham.

John’s will reads: [302]

 In the name of God, Amen, I John Lanham Senior of Prince George's County thro the Mercy and goodness of God the weak in body yet of a perfect understanding this my last will and Testament as follows I make and appoint my beloved wife Executrice of this my last will and Testament and charge her with all my debts legacies and funeral charges.

 Item - I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter, Daurity (Dorothy) on Hundred and six acres of land which I had by my wife; and she is willing to give it to hir after hir death where unto she Doth set her hand and seal; to hir and hir heirs and assigns for ever.

 Item - I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary all and singular my moveable Estate during hir life and after hir Decease to be equally divided between my six children, Vis. Thomas, Mary, Eleazer, Elisha, Elizabeth and Daurity, as Witness my hand and seal this 4th day of February 1763.

 Signed sealed in presence of

 Joseph (his mark, X) Simson Senior
 John Lanham (his mark, X)
 Joseph (his mark, X) Simson Junior
 Mary Lanham (her mark, X)

 HEN: HUMFREY

(i.) Son, Thomas LANHAM [301] [85] Jr. was born on 07 Mar 1709 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. Thomas married Margaret (maiden name unknown). Margaret was born ca 1716 and died 1761-1766.

Thomas Lanham with wife Sarah was an uncle of this Thomas Jr., probably the reason for the Jr.

Thomas and Margaret had three sons and four daughters; Elizabeth, Jesse, Mary, Henry, Renna, Martha and John Dickinson Lanham.

(i.a). Elizabeth Lanham, was born 19 April 1732.

(i.b). Jesse Lanham, was born 2 January 1733/34, and married Elizabeth who was born 1739. Their children:

  • Henry Dickinson, born 25 July 1760 in Frederick Co.

  • Margaret Lee baptized 7 February 1762.

  • Jesse Brookes baptized 17 June 1764.

  • Thomas Humter Piles, baptized 24 November 1765.

  • Terresha, born 28 September 1773.

1766 Census showed they had eight children.

(i.c) -Mary Lanham, was born 17 February 1736.

(i.d) -Henry Lanham, was born 30 March 1739.

(i.e) -Renna Lanham, was born 3 April 1742.

(i.f) -Martha Lanham, was born 3 November 1745.

(i.g) -John Dickinson Lanham, was born 25 December 1748, and married Susannah Allen, 17 February 1791, they had a son, John Bean Lanham who married Susannah Day 12 July 1789. Daughter, Elizabeth born 31 August 1794.

(ii.) Son, John LANHAM [301] was born on 14 Aug 1712 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. He died in 1750. John married (1) [303] Mary PILE on 16 Jan 1739 in ,, Maryland, Colony of England. Mary was born 30 may 1721. Mary and John had one son, Hunter.

(ii.a) Hunter Lanham, was born 15 March 1739.

John married (2) Sarah PILE [85] and they had three sons and one daughter; Basil, Allen, Hezekiah and Charity Lanham.

(ii.b) Basil Lanham

(ii.c) Allen Lanham, married Sene. Allen died 1776, Children:

  • Elisha

  • Catherine, born 5 April 1772. Married Andrew Fraser 1792.

  • Price, died young

(ii.d) Hezekiah Lanham, married Bersheba, died 1792, Bersheba was born 1761 and died 30 January 1839. their children:

  • Mildred, born 15 November 1774, married Jesse Tolbot 16 November 1794.

  • Charlotte, born 11 March 1779.

  • Lucretin

  • Sarah, born 14 August 1781

  • John, born 3 March 1783, died 27 November 1783.

  • Asa, born 3 October 1784.

  • Meek, born ca 1790, died August 1850.

  • Letitia, born ca 1792, died 13 March 1862.

(ii.e) Charity Lanham, married Solomon Lanham, a grandson of Edward and Asenath Lanham, and a son of Josias and Mary Lanham, 14 January 1778. Solomon was born 2 January 1753, and died 1796-1801. Charity died 1801. Their children:

  • Salle married Benedict Barns 7 March 1801.

  • Walter went to South Carolina (DOC.S.W. Wesson Jr. Line)

  • Josias, went to South Carolina

  • Rezin, went to South Carolina

  • Sarah Ann, married William Bryan 1809.

Thomas Lanham Jr., and John Lanham III, conveyed to John Hawkins Jr., 19 September 1738 for 4,400 pounds of tobacco, land in Prince George’s Co., called "Chance", an inheritance from their father John Lanham Jr. [304]

(iii.) Daughter, Mary LANHAM [301] [85] was born on 03 Jan 1714 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. Mary married (1) John PALMER [85] on 22 February 1735. They had a daughter, Rachel, and a son William Palmer.

  • (iii.a) Rachel Palmer, was born 30 November 1737, and married Henry Richard Bryan 30 January 1757.

  • (iii.b) William Palmer, was born 23 January 1752.

John Lanham Jr. and wife Mary conveyed 100 acres of land

 "with all and Singular the Rights Members and Appurtenances, Dwelling Houses out houses fences Orchards easements Privileges profits and Advantages Whatsoever to the afores'd Land and Premises belonging....." unto Mary the wife of John Palmer Jr., May 2, 17421.

 John (his JL mark) Lanham Jun'r  (SEAL)

 In Presence of

 Thos. Owen
 Jno Hawkins Jun'r

iv. Son, William LANHAM [301] [85] was born on 21 Sep 1717 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. He died before 04 Feb 1763. William married (1) Cassandra. [85] William married (2) Sarah PILE Sarah was born 1734. They had a son, Henry Piles Lanham. William died before 4 February 1763.

  • (iv.a) Henry Piles Lanham

(v.) Daughter, Elizabeth LANHAM [301] [85] was born on 22 Sep 1720 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. She died young.

(vi.) Daughter, Eleazor (Ely) LANHAM [301] [85] was born on 03 Jan 1723 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. He died in 1767. Eleazor married (1) Christean STONESTREET. [301] [85] Christean was born ca 1730. They had two sons and two daughters; George, Mary, Eleazer, and Cloe Lanham.

  • (vi.a) George Lanham, was baptized 7 February 1762, and died 18 July 1793.

  • (vi.b) Mary Lanham, was baptized 3 October 1763, married John Frazier 25 Oct 1789, and they had a son, George Lanham Frazier. Mary died 23 July 1838.

  • (vi.c) Eleazer Lanham, was born ca 1766 and died 1810.

  • (vi.d) Chloe Lanham, married a Mr. Finley.

After Eleazer died, Christean married (2) Leonard Fry.

(vii.) Son, Elisha LANHAM [301] [85] was born on 23 Jun 1725 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. Elisha married [301] Jemima [301] [85] in 1740. They had one son and two daughters; Charity Bayne, John Rollins and Meniah Lanham.

  • (vii.a) Charity Bayne Lanham, born ca 1759.

  • (vii.b) John Rollins Lanham, born ca 1763.

  • (vii.c) Meniah Lanham, born ca 1769.

(viii.) Daughter, Elizabeth LANHAM [305] (second time) was born on 21 Dec 1727 in , Prince Georges, Maryland. Elizabeth married Daniel FRASER. Daniel was born on 14 Aug 1725. They had two sons: William Lanham and Simon Alexander Fraser.

  • (viii.a) William Lanham Fraser, baptized 28 June 1752.

  • (viii.b) Simon Alexander Fraser, baptized 3 November 1765

(ix.) Daughter, Dorothy LANHAM [301] was born in 1729/1730 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. She died about 1818 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. Dorothy married [301] Francis PILE [301] son of John PILE and Mary Ann HUNTER about 1746/53 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. Francis was born in 1730 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. He died in 1764 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, Colony of England. They had nine daughters and one son: Lucy, Mary Dickinson, Sarah, Ann, Francis, Henry Humphrey, Elizabeth, Jemimah, Winifred and daughter Piles.

  • (ix.a) Lucy Piles. baptized 7 November 1753.

  • (ix.b) Mary Dickinson Piles. born 28 May 1755.

  • (ix.c) Sarah Piles, born 24 August 1757.

  • (ix.d) Ann Piles, was born 1758 and married John Allen 12 October 1786. Ann died 19 March 1832 and John died 16 November 1845.

  • (ix.e) Francis Piles, was baptized 7 February 1762.

  • (ix.f) Henry Humphrey Pile, was baptized 3 October 1763 and married Elizabeth Wallingford 6 August 1779.

  • (ix.g) Elizabeth Piles, was baptized 3 August 1766 and married John Mangum, 4 August 1785.

  • (ix.h) TBD

  • (ix.i) Winifred Piles, was born ca 1773.

  • (ix.j) daughter Piles, born ca 1772, died 19 January 1846.

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The William Lanham Family 1699

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William LANHAM, was born ca 1699 in Maryland and married Alice TOLBERT (b. 31 Aug 1703), on 15 January 1720/21.

Ancestors of WilliamLanham1699
Figure 323. Ancestors of William Lanham 1699

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Benjamin LANHAM was born on 18 Oct 1721. (twins) [306]

Probate of Estate was 20 Apr 1772, Amherst Co., Virginia

Benjamin married Sarah abt 1750 and they had the following children:

  • (i.a.) Son, Joseph LANHAM

[307] was born on 18 Nov 1754 in , Prince Georges, Maryland. Occupation: Farmer

  • (i.b.) Son, James LANHAM was born after 1754 in , Amherst, Virginia.

  • (i.c.) Son, John LANHAM was born after 1754 in , Amherst, Virginia.

  • (i.d.) Daughter, Elizabeth LANHAM was born after 1754 in , Amherst, Virginia.

  • (i.e.) Daughter, Mary LANHAM was born after 1754 in , Amherst, Virginia.

  • (i.f.) Daughter, Hannah LANHAM was born after 1754 in , Amherst, Virginia.

  • (i.g.) Son, William LANHAM .

(ii.) Son, Joseph LANHAM was born on 18 Oct 1721 (twins). [306] Joseph and __ had the following children:

  • (ii.a.) Son, Benedict LANHAM born after 1732.

(iii.) Son, John LANHAM was born on 12 Dec 1723 in , Prince Georges, Maryland. He died in 1765 in , Mecklenburg, North Carolina. Occupation: Shoemaker [306] John married Barbley Comfort BROWN. Barbley was born in , Ann Arundel, Maryland. They had the following children:

  • (iii.a.) Daughter, Sarah LANHAM was born in 1743. Sarah married HAGERTY.

  • (iii.b.) Daughter, Easter LANHAM was born in 1745. Easter married DEAN.

  • (iii.c.) Daughter, Jean LANHAM was born in 1747. Jean married MCCOY.

  • (iii.d.) Daughter, Comfort LANHAM was born in 1749. She died in 1832 in Pound Gape,, Virginia, USA. Comfort married Stephen OSBORNE about 1765 in York,, South Carolina.

  • (iii.e.) Son, William LANHAM .

  • (iii.f.) Son, Augester Abel LANHAM was born about 1757. He died on 22 Aug 1838.

  • (iii.g.) Son, William LANHAM .

(iv.) Daughter, Sarah LANHAM was born on 09 May 1735 to William Lanham and Alice Tolburt. [306]

The Richard Lanham Family 1697

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Richard Lanham was born about 1697 in Prince Georges, Maryland. He died in 1750 in Prince Georges, Maryland.

Richard married Winnifred JENKINS, daughter of Emoch Jenkins (d. abt 1734). Winnifred died in 1771.

Richard held patents on land called, "Hap Hazard", "Strife", "Lanham’s folly" and others. On February 26, 1738, Richard Lanham and wife Winifred deeded one hundred acres, more or less to each of three daughters: Rachel, wife of Ign. Mitchell of Charles County; Charity, wife of Thomas Blacklock of Prince George’s County and Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Hardy of Prince George’s County.

Richard Lanham, Planter of Prince George’s County, Maryland, deeds to Thomas Blacklock, Planter of same county and state, March 5 1750 and recorded March 20, 1750, 90 acres of land called Dickinson’s Park, Lying in Frederick County, Maryland, part of a tract called "Addition to the Remains", containing one hundred acres, more or less. Winifred Lanham, wife of Richard Lanham [308]

Richard Lanham, Planter of Prince George’s County, Maryland, deeds to Zachariah Lanham, Planter of the same County and State, deed dated March 5, 1750, and recorded March 20, 1750, for Love and Affection that he hath and doth bear unto the said Zachariah Lanham as also for the sum of five shillings sterling…​…​…​all that part of a tract of land called part of the Addition to Remains", situate in Frederick County, Maryland, near a place called the head of Captain John’s Run, containing one hundred acres more or less. Winifred Lanham, wife of Richard. [309]

From the two deeds above we assume Richard died prior to March 5, 1750. Winifred’s Will Executor. Dated January 2 1770, probated November 27, 1771 [310] states:

 I, Winifred Lanham of Prince George's County give my Negro Lucy, Mary, Charity and Moses to be released after my death and the money to be equally divided among my children here under mentioned: Edward, Rachel Mitchell, Mary Lanham, Benedict Hardy, Justinian Burch and Ann Clements, the said Burch and Clements to have but one equal part between them. Charity Blacklock, Eliz Crayton and Anastatius McDonald excepted. To my grandson Benedict Hardy 183 lbs of tobacco that is in the hands of my daughter, Mary Lanham; to my grandchildren Richard Jenkins, Mary Fry, John Jenkins, Wm. Jenkins, Josias Jenkins and Winifred Jenkins the remainder of my estate, equally divided among them. Son Richard, sole

It would appear from this Will of Winifred and deeds by Richard and Winifred that their children were:

(i.) Son, Edward LANHAM (b. abt. 1731, Mike Williamson Lanham line)

(ii.) Daughter, Rachel LANHAM (b. abt. 1718, married Ignatius Mitchell, 1738)

(iii.) Daughter, Charity LANHAM (b. abt. 1791, married Thomas Blacklock, 1738)

(iv.) Daughter, Ann LANHAM (ABOUT 1725, married Enoch Jenkins),

(v.) Daughter, Mary LANHAM (b. abt. 1720),

(vi.) Daughter, Elizabeth LANHAM

(vii.) Son, Zachariah LANHAM.

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The Archibald Lanham Family 1751

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Archibald LANHAM was born in 1751 in , Prince Georges, Maryland. He died in 1812 in , Monroe, Virginia, USA.

Occupation: Farmer

On the third day of August 1789, Archibald sold to this father, Stephen Lanham, all of his stock of horses, cattle, hogs, and all household furniture and plantation utensiles and goods and chattles. [311] When there was a sell such as this this sometimes was an indication of an impending move.

Archibald married (1) [312] Jane HOSKINS about 1776. Jane was born about 1755 in ,, Maryland. She died in ,, Maryland. In the 1776 Census Archibald was about 25 years and Jane was age 21. [312]

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Thomas LANHAM was born on 17 May 1776 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. He died on 13 Aug 1865 in , Mon, Virginia, USA.

(ii.) Daughter, Jemima LANHAM was born on 18 Nov 1782 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. She died on 30 Jan 1853 in , Green, Ohio, USA. Jemima married Aaron BEALL on 12 Mar 1812 in , Mon, Virginia, USA.

(iii.) Daughter, Ary LANHAM was born on 17 Feb 1785 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. She died on 03 Nov 1857 in , Mon, Virginia.

(iv.) Daughter, Eleanor LANHAM. Eleanor married Edward TANSEY on 02 Oct 1800 in , Mon, Virginia, USA.

(v.) Son, Benjamin W. LANHAM.

(vi.) Daughter, Nancy Ann LANHAM died on 22 Dec 1858 in , Marion, West Virginia, USA.

Archibald married (2) Mary BEALL on 26 Jul 1797 in , Prince Georges, Maryland, USA.

Archibald Lanham testified against Andrew Hite, 3 April 1797, that Andrew Hite assaulted Archibald Lanham. [313]

In 1796 Andrew Hite (28 Sep 1796) assaulted Archibald Lanham. Same as preceding, Matthias Hite and Augustine Wells (testify behalf of Lanham, farmer of Mont. County) 4 May 1797. Lanham summoned on 3 Apr 1797. May 1797 term of Court, Dismissed. [314] [315]

On 22 May 1797, Archibald Lanham summoned to answer to those things which he stands indicted (assaulting William Roarke, 22 May 1797). [315]

Archibald was in Monroe County, West Virginia in 1800. He was in the 1810 census of Monongalia VA.

Grantee, 25 Oct 1802, Monongalia Co. (West) Virginia 32acres adjoining Joshua Low, Abraham Cox, Jesse martin. [316] [317]

Archibald Lanham died in 1813.

The Jeremiah Lanham Family 1755

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Jeremiah LANHAM [318] [121] was born about 1755 in ,Prince Georges, Maryland. He died in , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

Jeremiah married Barbara BENCE [319] [320] daughter of Elizabeth BENCE about 1772. Barbara was born about 1759 in Bladeburg, Maryland.

He was listed in the 1790, census with a family consisting of himself and one other free white male of 16 years and upward, four free white females, including wife and six slaves.

Jeremiah appears in the 1810 Census in Fredrick county, Virginia, pg. 717 as a male over 45 years old. At this census, he has five sons, five daughters, and six slaves. He was in Lewis County, West Virginia in 1815. [321]

The 1820 Census of Lewis County, Virginia shows Jeremiah with five sons and four daughters.

The 1830 Census of Lewis County, Virginia shows Jeremiah between 60-70 years of age which would place his birth between 1750 and 1760.

The Stephen Lanham Family 1760

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Stephen LANHAM [85] [322] [121] was born in 1760 in of Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. He died on 31 May 1845 in of Otter Creek, Madison, Kentucky, USA.

In 1790, census the family consisted of himself, two boys under the age of 16, and three white females, including wife. St. John’s Piscataway Parrish Register).

They moved to and settled near Otter Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, near Boonesborough. This land was purchased from Charles Selby. [323]. See The Charles Selby Family 1762. Charles Selby, married Leah Lanham, 18 Dec. 1787, in Prince George Co. MD., also bought land from Robert Tevis, 107 acres on Otter Creek Madison Co. [324] Deed from Robert Tivis to Stephen Lanham ( 4 May 1796) and approved by John Sappington. On 6 Aug 1796, Stephen and Thomas Lanham recorded a deed from Jacob Starnes to Aron Lewis. Also a deed from Jacob Starns to John Sladens. [85]

He enlisted in the 7th Regiment Kentucky Militia (Cornstalk Militia in June 1807. On 6 Aug 1799 Stephen Lanham surveyed road from middle of folk of Otter Creek and Asa Searcy was to allot the titles. [85]

On 3 Dec. 1799, Stephen Lanham was appointed to resurvey roads in [325]. [85]

Stephen Lanham purchases land from Robert Tevis, 1796, 3 May 1796, 57 acres on Otter Creek, adjoining land of Charles Selby --Deed Book C, page 708.

In 1802 Stephen buys another 20 acres from Tevis. Stephen and wife appear in the 1840 census, aged 80-90 both. Stephen Lanham to Polly Murphey, 1809, indentured of Polly Murphey to learn the weavers trade. [85]

Stephen died 31 May 1845 and is said to be buried on the farm. [326]

Stephen married [85] Eleanor SELBY daughter of William SELBY and Martha JENKINS on 04 Oct 1779 in ,Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. [85]

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Elizabeth LANHAM was born on 31 Dec 1789. She died on 12 Aug 1855 in , Madison, Kentucky, USA. She was buried in Powell graveyard, Madison, Kentucky, USA. Elizabeth married William POWELL Jr on 08 Mar 1810 in ,, Kentucky, USA. There is a William Powell Bible listing other family data and in the hands of Minnie Eades Hartson ( descendent of Stephen). Elizabeth died in Madison Co. Ky, 12 Aug 1855, and is buried in the Powell graveyard in Madison Co. Ky. [85]

(ii.) Son, William LANHAM was born about 1791. William married Polly POWELL [327] [328] [329] on 20 Dec 1810 in ,, Kentucky, USA. Polly Lanham, widow of William Lanham, Court Order dated Dec. 4, 1849, "widow and Relict of William Lanham, decd." We know that they had at least one daughter, Mary Ann. [330]

Some sources show the daughter was Amelia, and others show Mary Ann. More research is needed.

(iii.) Daughter, Deborah LANHAM was born after 1793. Deborah married Jeremiah REEVES on 12 Jan 1805 in , Madison, Kentucky. That linage continued to Harvy Reeves Margaret Jane Wooley Reeves Gentry, to Martha Elizabeth Gentry-Joab Reeves, to Joseph Reeves - Laura Ellen Bagley, to Lucy Ellen Reeves-Wallace Lee McLaughlin, to Larry L. and Molly McLaughlin. [85]

 Pursuant to an Order of the Worshipfull County Court for the said County of Madison. This Indenture is made between William Irvine, Clerk of the said court on behalf of Polly Murphey, daughter of Rachel Murphey of the one part and Stephen Lanham of the county aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Polly Murphey is honestly and industriously to serve and obey the said Stephen Lanham in all lawfull commands untill she shall arrive to the age of eighteen years and the said Stephen Lanham doth covenant and agree to find her the said Polly a sufficiency of good cloathes and also a sufficiency of good holwsome diett and all the other necessaries as long as she the said Polly shall serve him and to learn her the said Polly all the common arts and mysteries of the weaver, spinning and common house business and have her taught to read and write and common arithmetic including the rule of three and to treat her in a humane and tender manner in all things and at the expiration of the said Polly‘s service the said Stephen Lanham is to give her the said Polly three pounds ten shillings and a decent new suit of clothes. In witness hereunto set his hand and allowed his seal and the said William Irvine both here unto set his hand and affixed his seal this 7th Day of December, 1809.

 William Lanham (seal)
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 A.J. Hold Stephen Lanham to William Lanham ( most likely Stephen‘s son), 1845, 27 areas on Otter Creek— Deed Book 22, page 87, Madison Co. KY. Stephen Lanham was one of the witnesses who proved Starn‘s deed of land to Thomas Lanham, 7 July 1796 ( Deed Book D, page 60, Madison Co., Ky Dec. 4, 1849, in Book H, p. 419. It was a brief note about William Lanham, the son of Stephen. His wife, Polly, was named executor of his estate.

The Charles Selby Family 1762

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Figure 324. Leah Lanham Fan Chart

Leah LANHAM [85] [331] [121] was born about 1761 in of , Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. She died in , Madison, Kentucky, USA.

Leah married (1) [85] Charles SELBY son of William SELBY and Martha JENKINS on 18 Dec 1787 in Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges, Maryland, USA. Charles was born about 1762 in of ,, Maryland, USA.

Leah married (2) John G. PARRISH [332] on 25 Oct 1804 in ,, Kentucky, USA.

The John Nicholas Jacks Family 1740

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John Nicholas JACKS was born about 1740 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. [333] He died about 1820/1830 in Bath, Kentucky. [333]

John married Asenith Martin (1751-1795) about 1769 [334] in Yadkin Valley, Rowan, North Carolina [334], daughter of John Martin and Ann Dorsey. [334]

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, John Nicholas Jacks, Jr b. 1770, Yadkin Valley, Rowan, North Carolina, d. 1850, ,Yalobusha, Mississippi.

(ii.) Son, Richard Marion Jacks (1772-1841) b. 14 Mar 1772, ,Rowan, North Carolina.

(iii.) Daughter, Mary Jacks (1773-1835)

(iv.) Son, Thomas Jacks (1775-1837) was born 1775 in ,Rowan, North Carolina.

(v.) Daugher, Anna Jacks (1784-)

(vi.) Daugher, Tabitha Jacks (1787-1840)

(vii.) Son, William Milton Jacks (1789-1873)

(viii.) Son, Isaac J. Jacks (1805-1866)

(ix.) Daugher, Elizabeth Jacks (1896-)

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The James Kennedy Family

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Leah LANHAM, oldest daughter of Thomas and Patience Lanham, was born abt. 1785, d. abt 1830. She married James Kennedy, on 1 Aug 1804. Consent by Thomas Lanham, Father of Bride, Bondsman, Stephen Lanham [335] (probably her uncle Stephen but it could be her brother Stephen). According to the 1850 census, James was born in Virginia. [336] There is no known relationship to any of the other Kennedy’s who settled in, or around, Madison Co., KY, including the Garrard County Kennedy’s who have been thoroughly researched by Gerald Tudor. So James is still a mystery and we’re still looking for his origins and family.

The 1810 and 1820 census reports do not show James and Leah in Madison County. On 25 Jan 1830, James (who signed with his mark) sold personality to his father-in-law, Thomas Lanham, including two featherbeds, a bolster and counterpain, a pot, a kettle, pair of pothooks, some glass, cupboard, table and six chairs, a chest, a grind stone and cooper tools. We can’t read too much into this because Thomas Lanham frequently loaned/gave money to his kids.

The 1830 census, taken in June, shows James Kennedy, Sr. with one female, 45 and over (Leah), and nine children. A note of interest is the census also shows Mary West and three children are neighbors. We believe Leah, only about 45 years of age, died shortly after the census was taken and the children probably were farmed out to aunts and uncles. Leah had 16 brothers and sisters so there were plenty to go around. It appears that Leah named her children after her brothers and sisters. With an absence of names in the earlier census reports, it is difficult to identify the individual children – birth dates are estimated based on marriage dates and later census reports. James was listed as father of the bride or groom in several marriage bonds from 1832 – 1845.

A household for James is not found in the 1840 census, however 14 Nov 1842, James Kennedy granted Tract and Personality to Mary West. [337] James Kennedy, 67, and Mary West, 47, are married 15 Nov 1842. [338] During the 1840s, there were a large number of land transactions within the West family in the Otter Creek, Clear Creek, Muddy Creek regions.

We have been unable to find either James or Mary in 1860 but all of Mary’s children have finished selling off property in Madison County and are living in Missouri. We have no knowledge of burial places of any of the Lanhams or Kennedys.

The census taker, in 1850, Madison Co., Dist. 1 lists both Mary and James as Canada, however it is clearly a mistake of spelling because Mary is shown with her son William and James is shown with Mary’s daughter Angeline and her husband George Anderson, next door. On 25 Jan 1847 Mary Kennedy gave permission for son Luke to marry Martha Grooms. [339]

The following are the children of James and Leah (Lanham) Kennedy:

(i.) Daughter, Polly/Mary Kennedy born in 1805, and married Thomas H. Ward, on 21 Jul 1824. Bond by Jesse Lanham, brother of her mother Leah Lanham. Consent by James Kennedy, father of the bride. [339] In 1830 census, Thomas and Mary are found with two small daughters and a small son in the Western Division of Madison County. Thomas died before the 1850 census which found the widow, Mary Ward, 44, with all 12 of her children at home. (See below for continuation of this line) In 1853, Polly, 48, married (2) widower William T. Ellington, 66 John White, bondsman. [340] In 1860 census, she was the widow Mary Ellington, with sons Thomas Ward, 22; John Wesley Ward, 19, and Levi Ward, 18. In 1870, she was living with son, John Wesley and his wife, Anna Baxter, in the Athens district of Fayette Co. The Ward family Bible gives the date of her death as 10 Oct. 1872.

(ii.) Daughter, Sarah/Sally Kennedy born in 1810 and married Hardin Golden on 8 June 1832. Richard Golden bondsman, James Kennedy father of the bride. [339] This was a second marriage for Hardin and he died before 1850 leaving Sally with 4 children. In 1850, she is found living near Mary CANADA and James CANADA. In 1853, she married (2) William Crews Bondsman was William T. Ellington. [340] William Ellington was Mary/Polly Ward’s second husband.

(iii.) Daughter, Margaret Kennedy born in 1812 and married William Messick on 6 Feb 1838, Richard Golden bondsman, James Kennedy father of the bride. [339]

(iv.) Son, Thomas Kennedy born about 1815 and married Elizabeth Messick on 20 Jul 1840. William Messick bondsman, James Kennedy father of the groom. [339]

(v.) Daughter, Leah Kennedy born in 1816 and who in 1850 was living with her aunt and uncle, Sarah Lanham and John Sappington. Sarah Lanham married late in life, staying home to take care of her father, Thomas, till his death in 1840, after which she married a cousin, John Sappington. They opened their home to various nieces and nephews over the years. The 1860 census shows Leah living with her aunt and uncle Margaret Lanham and Zepheniah Fowler in Montgomery Co. Kentucky.

(vi.) Daughter, Jemima Kennedy born about 1822 and married 21 Dec 1842 to John White Samuel White bondsman, James Kennedy father of the bride. [339] John White, was the bondsman some 20 years later when Polly/Mary married William Ellington after Thomas H. Ward had died.

(vii.) Daughter, Martha/Patsy Kennedy born in 1824 and married Benjamin Golden on 12 Jul 1845. Richard Golden bondsman, James Kennedy father of the bride. [339] Her birth date was determined by her age 36 shown in 1860 census. They moved to Rockcastle for several years. And in 1860 they were back farming in the Western Subdivision of Madison County with children: Jonathan N, 13; George W., 11; Oscar H., 8; Ann H., 6; and Edna C., 3.

(viii.) Son, James Kennedy born in 1825, James, was living with Uncle John and Aunt Sarah Sappington in Montgomery Co. KY. His sister Leah is there, also, along with cousin Thomas S. Ward, 14, son of Mary/Polly and Thomas H. Ward. By 1860, James, now age 35, cooper, is living in the household of Zepheniah Fowler, whose wife was another of Thomas Lanham’s children, Margaret, so he moved from one aunt to another. He also brought his wife, Cynthia. We haven’t found a marriage for that couple, but they sold property together years later and appear to have been married, not other siblings.

Clearly, we are missing two children who were shown in the 1830 census. Mary/Polly was already married and living away from home. There is a surprising 5 year gap between the births of Mary/Polly in 1805 and Sarah/Sally in 1810. Perhaps children were born and died or perhaps we have just not found one or two others.

A possible child might be William Kennedy, b. 1808 who married Polly Guire, 10 Mar 1820. Bondsman John Guire. Possible children suggested by other researchers have proven to be thoroughly documented as part of the Garrard County Kennedy’s.

We want to thank Suzanne Thompson – Hoffmann, suzannet@bhoffcomp.com, for providing the following information on Leah Lanham and descendants. Suzanne descends from Leah and James Kennedy → Mary/Polly Kennedy and Thomas H. Ward → John Wesley Ward and Anna Baxter (Anna being the granddaughter of Archibald Lanham who was Leah Lanham’s brother) → William Jackson Ward and Lottie Brower → Minnie Irene Ward and Arnold Lillegaard → Charlotte Suzanne Lillegaard Thompson-Hoffmann.

The Stephen Lanham Family 1784

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Stephen LANHAM [341] [342] [343] was born in 1783/84 in ,, Kentucky, USA. He died in 1841 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a son of Thomas and Patience (Sappington) Lanham.

The St. Louis records stated that Stephen was born abt 1783.

Stephen married Mary (Polly) CORDELL before 1816. She was the sister of Harriet Cordell, wife of Hartley Lanham. Mary died on 31 Apr 1844.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Virginia LANHAM was born on 04 Dec 1816. She died on 21 Nov 1881. Virginia married Joseph CONWAY on 10 Sep 1835 in Bonhomme, St Louis, Missouri, USA. This family had thirteen children.

(ii.) Daughter, Permilia LANHAM. Permilia married O.M. WOODS .

(iii.) Daughter, Nancy LANHAM. Nancy married W. S. BROWN .

(iv.) Daughter, Pauline LANHAM. Pauline married LONG .

In the History of Missouri, Stephen Lanham fought in the War 0f 1812 from Missouri. He is listed in the 1st Regt. of St. Louis alone with two of the Sappington boys.

The following information was obtained from the St. Louis Probate Records of 1804 to 1849.

On 4 Jun 1812 — List of Militia Appointments from the administration of Governor Howard (Reorganization of the Militia, under an Act of the Congress of the US providing for the Government of the Territory of Missouri approved Jun 4, 1812 — 2nd Company, 4th Battalion Stephen Lanham Captain. [344] (Houck, OP.Cit Ill, 103)

On 1814 — Stephen Lanham, Maryland/Missouri territory in 1814, St Louis County, Manchester Justice of the Peace.

On 21 Feb 1817 — John and Sarah Cunningham sold property to Stephen Lanham for $1,400 and also to Harley Lanham, consisting of 600 acres. The Cunninghams had bought the property from two LONG brothers who had been granted the property by the Spanish government. Likely says it is on the waters of Crevcour, which is now written as Creve Coeur.

On 1 Apr 1818 — Stephen Lanham appointed to be Justice of the Peace, Civil appointments, Territory of Missouri, St. Louis County.

On 28 Feb 1819 — Stephen and Polly Lanham sold to Richard Lanham for $460 (?) property is next to Hartley Lanham’s property and John Cunningham’s containing 174 acres.

On 11 Oct 1820 — Stephen and Polly Lanham sold to Steptoe Cordell. It appears that John Cordell was the father of Polly and son Steptoe and five other children (which are named in the record) and that John Cordell died intestate. Polly was entitled to 1/7th of the property. It appears that she and Stephen sold that portion of the estate to her brother, Steptoe. Hartley Lanham is a witness.

 We Stp Lanham and James B. Bloomfield for the sum of six dollars from Peter Augustus Labeaume ... all the right, title interest, priviledge and license and pre-emption right, so called, of the tract of public land upon which the said James B. Bloomfield now occupies, situate, lying and being on the waters of river Des Pere in the County about nine miles west of the town of St. Louis and bounded on the East by M. Berry together with all the improvements, houses, and field on said tract of land which said right and priviledge was purchased from said Stp Lanham by James B. Bloomfield to which the said James B. Bloomfield is entitled to by virtue of his title being an Inhabitant by said Stp Lanham on tract prior to 12 Apr 1814 and by virtue of the several acts of Congress relative to the right of pre-emption to settler upon public lands in the Territory of Illinois, Missouri and the state of Louisiana ... Vol. G, p. 97.

On 26 May 1815 — "A pleasant day windy weterly I went to Bonhomme to Mr Jno Wards after a stray cow supposed to be mine but was not stopped all night. Bought a barrel of salt fish from Stephen Lanham * price $10 delivered at S. Louis."

On 23 Feb 1819 — Stephen and Mary Lanham sold to Hartley Lanham for $790 for 174 acres, property that Stephen bought from John Cunningham laying on the waters of Creve Coeur. Beginning at a stone and running S45 W36 chains and 4 links to a stone thence W45 W48 chains and 44 links to a stone in the old line 298 thence with the same N45 E36 chains and 4 links to a stone thence N45 W48 chains and 44 links to the beginning. Vol H, p. 298.

On 3 Oct 1827 — St. Louis - Stephen Lanham appointed administrator of Fanny Ward estate, printed certificate.

In 1828 — Stephen Lanham settled estate of John Ward.

On 2 Mar 1830 — Last will and testament of Joseph Conway, statement of witnesses and Stephen Lanham and Greenberry Baxter, signed Henry Chouteau, 3 Feb 1831

In 1830 — Stephen Lanham shown in St. Louis County, Missouri on the 1830 and 1840 US Census. 1830 St. Louis, Bonhomme Township, Missouri, p.23/313 [Joseph Conway was on the same page] Stephen Lanham (males 1 20-30; 1 40-50) (females 1 0-5; 2 10-15; 1 20-30; 1 30-40)

On 6 Aug 1833 — Mary LANHAM, wife, Virginia, Permelia and Nancy Lanham daughters, Joseph Conway executor; Joseph T. Sharp, Samuel Conway, Alex Smith, and John Baxter witnesses. [345]

In 1841 — Stephen is Justice of the Peace.

In 1841 — Stephen Lanham’s will excerpt,

"of Bonhomme in the county of St. Louis left to his wife, Mary Lanham, the farm upon which he then lived along with stock, household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils for the term of her life if she remains unmarried; if she dies or marries, I give said farm and personal estate to my three daughters Virginia, Permelia and Nancy to be equally divided."

The will names Joseph Conway as sole executor.

In 1845 — Final settlement of Stephen Lanham’s estate.

  • Rent of farm (Mar 1843-44 and Mar 44-45) $135 and $120

  • Amount received from U.S. Government $537

  • Amount of cash left on hand by Mary Lanham $158.50

  • Amount collected from Samuel Conway $1.50

  • Personal property left by Mary lanham, deceased

  • Amt of note due to Mary Lanham per inventory $339

  • Mary Lanham paid $177

  • Hale paid for shroud

  • George White for coffin

  • Virginia Conway $542

  • Pamela Lanham $722

  • Nancy Lanham $722

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The Issac Elam Family

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Sylvester Lanham 1790 (see The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790) → Margaret (Mary) Lanham → Margaret married Issac Elam 1828

Margaret (Mary) LANHAM [346] [121] daughter of Sylvester LANHAM and Jane (Jeanne or Jennir) ESTES, was born [85] on 25 Dec 1811 in St Louis, , Missouri, USA. She died on 02 Sep 1869 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. She was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Margaret married [347] Isaac ELAM on 19 Nov 1828 in ,Morgan , Illinois, USA. Issac was born on 02 Jun 1803 in , Warren, Kentucky, USA. He is the son of Jesse ELAM born about 1782 in Georgia and died 1 Sep 1854 in Dallas, Texas and Rosa EVANS born about 1782 in Virginia and died about 1869 in Dallas, Texas. Issac died on 26 Nov 1873 in , Dallas, Texas, USA.

More research needed on the Elam line.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Nancy Parilee ELAM was born in 1830 in ,,Illinois, USA. She died in , Dallas, Texas. Nancy married [348] Benjamin Franklin BETHUREM [349] in 1849. She is buried in the Elam family cemetery, Dallas TX.

(ii.) Daughter, Narcissa ELAM was born about 1832 in Benton, Scott, Missouri. Narcissa married Joseph COX.

(iii.) Son, Benjamin Franklin ELAM was born on 06 Oct 1834 in Near Menden, Adams, Illinois. He was a Confederate soldier during the War between the States. He served in the Civil War with the confederacy. Texas 4, Cpl. 13 Brig. Scyene Co. CSA. He died on 2 Feb 1899 in Elam Station, Dallas, Texas. He was buried in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Benjamin married (1) Angelina MOORE on 14 Jun 1855. Angelina was buried in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. Benjamin married (2) [349] Katherine JONES. [349].

This is the Lillian P. Goodknight line.

(iv.) Daughter, Calfirna Jane ELAM was born in 1839 in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, USA. Calfirna married (1) Money WEATHERFORD.

(v.) Daughter, Mary Frances ELAM was born in 1843 in Benton, Scott, Missouri. She died in Mesquite, Dallas, Texas, USA. Mary married (1) Alfred SUMMERS.

(vi.) Daughter, Drucilla ELAM was born in 1844 in Benton, Scott, Missouri. Drucilla married Christopher COX.

(vii.) Daughter, Margaret Matilda ELAM was born in 1845 in Benton, Scott , Missouri, USA. She died in 1923. She was buried in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas, Texas. She was blinded by accident in childhood.

(viii.) Daughter, Martha Adeline ELAM was born on 27 Sep 1845 in Benton, Scott, Missouri, USA. She died on 21 Jan 1932 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. Martha married (1) Joseph H. PRATT. Martha married (2) William C. SLAGLE. [349]

(ix.) Son, Thomas Benton ELAM was born in 1848 in , Dallas, Texas. Thomas married (1) Bettie WADE. He was a Confederate Soldier. He was in 1900 census, Dallas County and again in 1910. Children were on Austin census. Bettie Wade died in Austin 1916.

(x.) Son, William Curtis ELAM was born in 1838 in Benton, Scott, Illinois. William married (1) [349] Mary Jane JOHNSON. William was a Confederate Soldier.

The Jesse Elam Family

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Jesse Elam 1782 → Isaac Elam 1803 → Issac married Margaret (Mary) Lanham daughter of Sylvester Lanham 1790 (see The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790)

Jesse ELAM [350] [351] was born about 1782 in , , Georgia. He died on 01 Sep 1854 in , Dallas, Texas. He was buried in Elam Family Cemetery near Dallas, Texas.

Jesse married [350] Rosa EVANS in 1801 in , Warren, Kentucky. Rosa was born about 1782 in , , Virginia. She died about 1869 in , Dallas, Texas.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, William Barrett ELAM was born about 1793. He died about 1888 in , Dallas, Texas.

(ii.) Daughter, Maxie ELAM was born about 1795.

(iii.) Daughter, Amanda ELAM was born about 1797.

(iv.) Daughter, Calfeirea ELAM was born about 1799.

(v.) Son, Isaac ELAM was born on 02 Jun 1803 in , Warren, Kentucky, USA. He died on 26 Nov 1873 in , Dallas, Texas, USA. Isaac married [352] Margaret (Mary) LANHAM daughter of Sylvester LANHAM and Jane (Jeanne or Jennir) ESTES on 19 Nov 1828 in ,Morgan , Illinois, USA. Margaret was born [85] on 25 Dec 1811 in St Louis, , Missouri, USA. She died on 02 Sep 1869 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. She was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

(vi.) Daughter, Nancy ELAM was born about 1801.

The Jacob Shepherd Family

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Sylvester Lanham 1790 (see The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790) → Lucy LANHAM → Lucy married Jacob Shepherd

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Figure 325. Lucy Lanham Fan Chart

Lucy LANHAM, [353] daughter of Sylvester LANHAM and Jane (Jeanne or Jennir) ESTES was born about 1817 in USA.

Lucy married Jacob SHEPHERD about 1838 in ,Nodaway, Missouri, USA. Jacob was born about 1812 in ,Nodaway, Missouri, USA.

In the 1850 Nodaway County census, Jacob Shepherd is not listed, although Lucy A. is listed with children as follows:

(i.) Daughter, Louisa J. SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1839 in ,,Illinois, USA.

(ii.) Son, Silvester SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1841 in ,,Missouri, USA.

(iii.) Son, Joseph W. SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1842 in ,, Missouri, USA.

(iv.) Son, Benjamin F. SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1842 in ,, Missouri, USA.

(v.) Son, James M. SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1847 in ,, Missouri, USA.

(vi.) Daughter, Amanda SHEPHERD [354] was born 25 June 1855 in ,, Missouri, USA. Amanda married John Henry NASH. They had six children. [355]

Lucy Shepherd was listed with Sylvester, Joseph, Benjamin, James, Thomas, and Amanda in the 1860 Census in Maryville, Nodaway county, Missouri.

The Andrew Shepherd Family

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Figure 326. Clara Lanham Fan Chart

Clara LANHAM daughter of Sylvester LANHAM and Jane (Jeanne or Jennir) ESTES about 1835 in ,, Illinois, USA. Clara was born about 1818 in , Franklin, Missouri, USA.

Clara married Andrew SHEPHERD [356] [357] about 1835. Andrew was born in 1818 in ,Madison, Illinois, USA.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Marion SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1836 in of ,Adams, Illinois, USA.

(ii.) Daughter, Martha Jane SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1838 in of , Adams, Illinois, USA. She married a Mcneil. [358] She died on 17 Jan 1918 in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington. [358]

(iii.) Son, Bryan SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1843 in ,,Missouri, USA.

(iv.) Son, Jacob SHEPHERD [353] [357] was born in 1845 in ,, Missouri, USA.

(v.) Daughter, Lucinda SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1847 in ,, Missouri, USA.

(vi.) Son, Decalb SHEPHERD [353] was born in 1849 in ,, Missouri, USA.

(vii.) Daughter, Amanda E Shepherd, born 1851 in Missouri. [359] Amanda married a Graves. [360] She died on 18 Jul 1910 in Cle Elum, Kittitas, Washington. [360]

(viii.) Son, I. Shepherd, born 1857 in Oregon. [359]

(ix.) Son, Newton SHEPHERD, was born about 1859 in Oregon. [361]

(x.) Daughter, Mary L. SHEPHERD, was born about 1861 in Marion, Oregon. [361] Mary married Theodore T. Cooper on 04 Dec 1881 in , Yakima, Washington. [362] [363] Mary died on 04 Aug 1925 in Yakima, Yakima, Washington. [363]

They lived in Nodaway in 1850. The family included Andrew, Clara (Claris) (32yrs), Marion Shepherd (14 yrs old), Martha J Shepherd (12 yrs), Bryant Shepherd (7 yrs), Jacob Shepherd (5), Lucinda Shepherd (3), and Decalb Shepherd. [364]

Clara and her family lived in Abiqua Precinct, Marion, Oregon in 1860. [365]

Clara lived in Silverton, Marion, Oregon in 1880. The family living with them included Andrew Shepherd (62), Clara Shepherd (61), Newton Shepherd (21), Mary Shepherd (19), and Lydia Dent, their Granddaughter (23 yrs old). [361]

CLara died on 1 October 1896. She is buried in the Miller Cemetery, Marion, Oregon, United States. [366]

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Figure 327. Clara Shepherd (Lanham) Gravestone

The Benjamin Garfield Lanham Family

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Figure 328. Benjamin G. Lanham
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Figure 329. Benjamin G. Lanham Fan Chart

Benjamin Garfield LANHAM [367] [368] [121] [369] [370] was born on 14 Jan 1820 in , Franklin, Missouri, USA. He died on 09 Mar 1902 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. He was buried in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

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Figure 330. BG Lanham’s Gravestone

BG Lanham was a farmer and stock raiser living in precinct No 3, Dallas County, Texas, was born in Franklin County, Missouri, 14 January 1820. He was the fifth born in the family of eight children of Sylvester and Jane (Estes) Lanham, natives of Kentucky and Virginia and respectively. BG Lanham moved to Missouri when that state was yet a Territory and located in what was afterward Franklin County. He served in the Winnebago campaign for a short time. In 1814, he joined the American Army for the war with Great Britain, but peace being declared soon afterward, he saw no active service During Mr. Lanham’s residence in Franklin County, the earthquake occurred in New Madrid and other points in southeastern Missouri, and was so serious in Franklin County that many chimneys were felled to the ground. From Missouri he moved to Morgan County, Illinois. This was about 1828. After living there seven years he went to Adams County, where he remained about the same length of time. As the county settled up he moved from place to place, ever seeking the frontier. Next he located on the Pratt purchase in Missouri, then in Andrew County, next to Nodaway County, same State, where he lived until 1853. That year he harnessed his team and started across the country for Texas, arriving in Dallas County and taking up his adobe at the place, where his son, B.G. Lanham, now lives. In making this trip they were seven weeks on the trail. Arriving here 24 December 1853, he and his son immediately purchased a farm of 600 acres. education opportunities were limited in youth, but in later life he has made up for these deficiencies by observation and reading, and keeping himself well posted on general topics. He landed in Texas with more money than most of the early settlers, having $1600.00 in cash. [371]

Eight acres of the soil had been broken and a little log house had been built, these bring the only improvements on the place. Although game was plentiful the senior Mr. Lanbani ( original owner) found himself too old to enjoy the pleasures of the chase. He died at the place in 1863, at the age of seventy-two. His wife lived until 1868, when she died at the age of 71. [371]

B.G. Lanham’s educational opportunities were limited in youth, but in later life he made up for these deficiencies by observation and reading. He landed in Texas with more money than most earlier settlers, having $1600.00 in cash. For the 600 acres already alluded to they paid $1000.00. A few years afterwards the title failed to be good and after having a suit he was compelled to give up half of the land. Mr. Lanham joined the Confederate Army and served in the trans-Mississippi department. He was on the frontier all the time with the exception of three months spent on the coast. At the close of the war he returned home, and like many others found himself a financial wreak, having not as much stock as before the war. He remained only with his land. He is now engaged in stock raising, but not as much stock as before the war. He started specializing in horse breeding. [371]

His first wife died in 1856 and was buried west of the house on a little hill. He married Mary Ann BEAMAN (5 Feb. 1855 in Dallas), daughter of Samuel and Polly (Smeleer) Beaman, natives of Illinois who came here at an earlier date. This union blessed by the birth of eight children, two of whom died when small. Jacob S. Lanham resides in this county, Samuel S. Lanham, of Clay County, Texas. Sarah J. Lanham, wife of Alexander Dickey, of Johnson County, Texas. Catherine Lanham wife of Brance Furggerson, of this county, William Lanham, at home with his parents. [371]

They had the following children:

Benjamin married (1) Emma T. CLARK [349] daughter of Samuel CLARK and Nancy in 1848 in , Nodaway, Missouri, USA. Emma was born about 1826 in of , Andrew, Missouri, USA. Emma T. died soon after moving to Dallas, and was buried west of the house on a little hill. She died on 03 Feb 1854 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. She was buried on 03 Feb 1854 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Julia Ann LANHAM was born on 18 Jul 1850 in ,, Missouri, USA. [369] Julia married [372] William W. GLOVER on 15 Jul 1871 in , Dallas, Texas, USA. William was born about 1846 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

(ii.) Son, Hiram LANHAM was born on 15 May 1852 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. [369]

John Neely Bryan, the first settler on the site of the present City of Dallas arrived at Dallas November 1841, and in 1843 married Margaret Beeman, a sister of Samuel Beeman.

Benjamin married (2) Mary Ann BEEMAN [349] [369] [370] daughter of Samuel Sylvester BEEMAN and Mary Ann (Polly) SMELSEN (Smeleer) on 05 Feb 1855 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA.

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Figure 331. Mary Ann BEEMAN

Mary was born on 08 Dec 1828 in ,, Missouri, USA. She died on 30 Nov 1907 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. She was buried in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

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Figure 332. Mary Ann BEEMAN Gravestone

They had the following children:

(i.) Died young [373]

(ii.) Died young [373]

(iii.) Son, Jacob Smelzer (Jake) LANHAM [349] [369] [370] was born on 25 Nov 1855 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. Jacob married [374] Mary Ana FERGUSON on 14 Nov 1880 in , Dallas, Texas, USA. Jacob died 5 Dec. 1913 in Dallas, Dallas Co. TX. Jacob is buried in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery in the Pleasant Grove Area of East Dallas,TX. Annie (b.1869;d.1951) is buried beside him. They had six children: William Thomas, Jacob Henry and Jacob S., Emmie, Allie, Annie Marie. [373]

(iv.) Son, Samuel Sylvester LANHAM [349] [369] [370] was born on 07 Jan 1857 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. He lived in Clay County, Texas. He died 12 Feb. 1913, Shannon, Clay Co. TX. Samuel married [375] Minnie MILLER on 05 Dec 1883 in , Dallas, Texas, USA.

(v.) Daughter, Sarah Jane LANHAM was born on 09 Jun 1859 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. [369] Sarah married (1) [376] Wm. C. BRUTON on 16 Oct 1879 in , Dallas, Texas, USA. Sarah married (2) [349] Alexander DICKEY. [349] Alexander was born in , Johnson, Texas, USA. Sarah died 25 April 1919.

(vi.) Son, Benjamin LANHAM [349] [370] was born on 25 Nov 1860 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. He lived in Clay County, Texas. He died 14 Oct 1942 in Dallas, Dallas Texas.

(vii.) Daughter, Mary Catherine LANHAM was born on 27 Sep 1863 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. [370] Mary married [377] Wm. B. FERGUSON (also known as Branch) [349] [370] on 16 Nov 1879 in , Dallas, Texas, USA. Wm. was born in of , Dallas, Texas, USA. Together they had the following children: Mary Maria " Sissy" Ferguson b.1880, James B. Ferguson b.1882, Barnett Gibbs "Barney" Ferguson b.1884, Michael Ralph Ferguson b.1886, Theodore Bransford Ferguson b. 1888 Mary died 20 April 1946. [378]

(viii.) Son, William LANHAM [370] was born on 04 Mar 1865 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. He died November 1932, Joy, Clay Co. TX The 1880 census shows his middle initial as F.

The census of 1860 [369] showed BG Lanham’s family consisting of:

  • B G Lanham, M, 40, Missouri

  • Mary A Lanham, F, 30, Illinois

  • Julia A Lanham, F, 10, Missouri

  • Hiram Lanham, M, 8, Missouri

  • Jacob Lanham, M, 6, Texas

  • Saml S Lanham, M, 4, Texas

  • Jane Lanham, F, 2, Texas

The census of 1880 [379] showed BG Lanham’s family consisting of:

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Figure 333. BG Lanham’s Family in 1880
  • Benj G Lanham, Self, M, 60, Missouri

  • Mary Lanham Wife, F, 52, Illinois

  • Jacob Lanham, Son, M, 26, Texas

  • Samul Lanham, Son, M, 24, Texas

  • Benj Lanham, Son, M, 20, Texas

  • Mary Fergusson, Daughter, F, 18, Texas

  • Branch Fergusson, Son-in-law, M, 26, Texas

  • Wm F Lanham, Son, M, 16, Texas

The Jonathan Hammer Cook Family

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Sylvester Lanham 1790 (see The Sylvester Lanham Family 1790) → Julia Ann Lanham 1828 → Julia married Jonathan Hammer Cook

Julia Ann LANHAM was born in 1828 in ,Morgan, Illinois.

Julia married [85] Jonathan Hammer COOK on 01 Aug 1844 in ,Andrew or Nodaway, Missouri, USA. Jonathan was born about 1823.

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, James William COOK was born on 09 Oct 1849 in ,, Missouri, USA. He died on 30 May 1934 in Lucas, Collin, Texas, USA. He was buried in Forest Grove, Collin, Texas, USA. James married Martha Ellen BOWMAN on 22 Jun 1870 in Wylie, Collin, TX. Martha was born on 01 Jan 1849 in Jonesboro, Wash., TN. She died on 12 Apr 1928 in Lucas, Collin, TX. She was buried in Forest Grove, Collin, TX.

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The Thomas Benton Lanham Family

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Curtis Harden Lanham 1813 (our line) (see The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1813) → Thomas Benton LANHAM 1844 (cousin to Hiram Demarcus Lanham and his siblings)

Thomas Benton LANHAM [121] was born on 09 Jan 1844 in , Andrew, Missouri, USA. He died on 08 Jul 1918 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 334. Thomas Benton Lanham Gravestone

Unconfirmed information indicated that Thomas Benton was in the Civil War. It is assumed that he met Sara E. in Georgia, married and lived in Georgia until the early 1870’s when they moved to the Rockwall, Texas area. Confederate records indicate a Thomas B. Lanham, TX 18th Cav. CoC.

Thomas married [85] (1) Sarah E. (Sally) GRIFFITH [85] [380] daughter of John GRIFFITH and Francis about 1869 of , , Georgia, USA. Sarah was born in 1837 in ,, Georgia, USA. She died in 1904 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 335. Sarah E. Griffith Gravestone

Francis Griffith, is listed on the 1880 Rockwall Co. census as Mother-in-Law, living with the Thomas Benton Lanham family. Francis was born 15 April 1801 and died 26 February 1881 as is buried at Rockwall, Texas. Sarah E. GRIFFITH died in 1904 and is buried at Rockwall, Texas.

Thomas and Sarah E. had the following children:

(i.) Son, John Thomas LANHAM was born in Aug 1864 in ,, Georgia, USA. He died in 1930 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. We understand that he was afflicted and never married.

(ii.) Daughter, Lula Francis LANHAM was born in 1868 in ,, Georgia, USA. She died in Oct 1903 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. Lula married [85] William Green (Willie) SCOTT son of John SCOTT and Sarah Green JACKS on 17 Mar 1887 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. William was born [381] on 22 Jul 1867 in Rockwall, Kaufman, Texas, USA. He died in 1931 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. Lula Francis and Willie had one daughter; Lucy, and four sons; Otis Oscar, John Thalton (Buster), Bennie Griffith and Estes Dee Scott. Lula Francis died October 1903 and is buried at Rockwall. See The Willie Green Scott Family for details.

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Figure 336. Lula Francis Gravestone in Rockwall Texas

(iii.) Daughter, Louisa LANHAM [382] was born about 1871 in ,, Georgia. Louisa married Alva COVEY.

After Sarah E. died, Thomas Benton married No. (2) Sarah Jane FARMER, [383] daughter of Isham FARMER [383] and . Sarah J. was born 01 Oct 1844, and they had no children. Sarah J. died 23 Aug 1933 [383] [384] and is buried at Rockwall.

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Figure 337. John Thomas Lanham and Sara Jane (Farmer) Lanham Gravestone

The Texas Confederate Pension law went into effect in 1899, Mrs. Sarah J. Lanham filed for pension No. 41511, Rockwall Co., the application was rejected. This information on file at the Texas State Archives in Austin.

The Amanda Francis Lanham Family

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Amanda Francis Lanham was born abt 1847,, Missouri. She died in Missouri. We have no information about spouse or children.

More research is needed for her.

The W.T. Lanham Family 1850

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W.T. Lanham was born 3 May 1850 in Andrew, Missouri, United States to Curtis Lanham and Margaret Chandler. [385]

He married . [385]

He worked as a merchant. [385]

He died 7 April 1933 [385] in Lewisville, Denton, Texas, United States.

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Figure 338. W.T. Lanham’s Death Certificate

The William Curtis Lanham Family

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William Curtis LANHAM [386] [121] was born in May 1850 in of , Andrew, Missouri, USA. W.C. Lanham was an elder of the First Christian Church of Rockwall. [387] He died in 1933 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 339. W.C. Lanham Gravestone

William married (1) Susan A. BOWLES [388] daughter of Watson B. BOWLES and Elizabeth SCOTT on 01 Oct 1871 in , Kaufman, Texas, USA. Susan was born on 14 Aug 1852 in , Kaufman, Texas, USA. She died [389] on 22 Sep 1890 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 340. Susan Bowles Gravestone

Susan, a daughter of W. B. Bowles, was born in Texas 14 August 1852, both of her parents were born in Kentucky and were early pioneers of the Rockwell area.

William Curtis and Susan A. had three sons; Benona Buford, John H. and Leonidas, and two daughters; Edna and Kate Lanham:

(i.) Son, Benona Buford LANHAM [85] [387] [389] [390] was born [391] on 14 Sep 1872 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He died in 1966 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery,Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. B.B. Lanham and Lonnie Walker operated a grocery business in Rockwall. [387] Benona married Lillie W. (Lillie May) WILLESS [85] [390] daughter of Benjamin WILLESS and Amanda Lou (Mandy) TRUITT about 1900. Lillie was born [392] on 21 May 1879 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She died in 1968 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. Benona died 1966 and Lillie died 1968, and both are buried at Rockwall. Benona and Lillie had two daughters; Orene and Thelma. Orene Lanham, was born at Rockwall 1901, and married Emmitt C. Meridith, who was born 1895. Orene died and Emmitt died 1976 and both are buried at Rockwall.

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Figure 341. Benona and Lillie Gravestones in Rockwall, Texas

(ii.) Daughter, Thelma L. LANHAM was born [393] in 1905 in of ,,, USA. She died in 1985 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. Thelma married Roy Cleo BLACKETER. Roy was born in 1904. He died in 1990 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried [393] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

(iii.) Son, John H. LANHAM was born in Oct 1874 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. John married Millie A. (maiden name unknown). Millie was born in Jan 1878 in ,, Tennessee, USA.

(iv.) Daughter, Edna LANHAM [394] was born on 27 Oct 1877 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She died on 02 Feb 1890 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 342. Edna Lanham Gravestone

(v.) Son, Leonidas LANHAM [395] was born on 10 Jun 1880 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He died [85] on 06 Jul 1881 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

(vi.) Daughter, Kate LANHAM was born in Jul 1882 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Kate married Ed M. STOUT. [85] [396] Ed was born on 03 Mar 1881. They lived in Denison, Texas. He died on 27 Jan 1915 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

William married (2) Josie (maiden name unknown) about 1891. Josie was born in 1891 in ,, Missouri, USA. Her father was born in Virginia. William Curtis and Josie had four sons; Grover, Cleo, W. C. and Fredric and three daughters; Oma, Willie Faye and Freddie Lanham:

(vii.) Son, Grover LANHAM was born in Sep 1892.

(viii.) Daughter, Oma LANHAM [397] was born on 04 Jun 1895 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She died on 28 Oct 1896 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 343. Oma Lanham Gravestone

(ix.) Daughter, Willie Faye LANHAM was born in Jun 1986 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Willie married a BOYD. They lived in Denton, Texas.

(x.) Son, Fredric LANHAM was born in 1900 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.

(xi.) Son, Cleo LANHAM was born in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.

(xii.) Daughter, Freddie LANHAM was born in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Freddie married a SLOCOMB .

(xiii.) Son, W. C. LANHAM was born in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was a pall bearer for Bonnie, of the Bonnie and Clyde Barrow fame. Susan A. Lanham died 22 September 1890 and is buried at Rockwall, Texas. William Curtis Lanham died 1933, and is buried at Rockwall, Texas.

W.C. Lanham was an elder of the Christian Church of Rockwall. [387] Some of the outstanding members of this church were: B.B.Lanham, W.G. Scott, Wm.C. Lanham, father of B.B. Lanham. [387]

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The Willie Green Scott Family

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  1. Sarah Green Jacks (married Hiram Demarcus Lanham, so Willie is H.D.'s Stepson and Thomas Berry Lanham’s cousin

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Figure 344. Willie Green Scott Fan Chart

William Green (Willie) SCOTT was born [398] on 22 Jul 1867 in Rockwall, Kaufman, Texas, USA. He died in 18 Mar 1931 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. [399] He was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 345. Willie G. Scott Gravestone

William Green Scott was the first born of John and Sarah Jacks Scott. In 1870 a sister, Fannie (Holt) was born.

W.G. Scott was an outstanding member of the First Christian Church of Rockwall. [400]

His maternal grandparents were Green B. Jacks ( Kentucky, 1820) and Lovina Jacks (Missouri, 1825-1887). Lovina Jacks is buried in the Rockwall Cemetery. Mr. Jacks is listed in the 1870 Kaufman County census as a wheelwright. [85]

After the death of this father, his mother married H.D. Lanham, eventually giving Bill Scott two half brothers, Curtis and T. B. and two half- sisters, Mollie (Welborn) and Alma (Corley).

When "Bill" was six years old, Rockwall county was organized. [85]

As a young man, Bill helped to haul rock from the quarry north of Rockwall to be used in building the courthouse. According to R.E. Gaines, the land on which the courthouse now stands was donated by some of Bill Scotts' ancestors. [85]

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Figure 346. Lula Francis Lanham Fan Chart

William married [85] (1) Lula Francis LANHAM daughter of Thomas Benton LANHAM and Sarah E. (Sally) GRIFFITH on 17 Mar 1887 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. [401] Lula was born in 1868 in ,, Georgia, USA. She died in Oct 1903 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. [85]

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Figure 347. Lula F. Scott Gravestone

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Jessie B. SCOTT was born in 2 Nov 1880.[402] She died 15 June 1973 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.[402] She was buried [403] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. There is a strong likelihood that Jessie B. Scott, buried next to Lula F Scott and Willie G. Scott is their daughter, although her birth date is prior to their marriage. [85]

More research is required.
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Figure 348. Jessie B Scott’s Gravestone

(ii.) Daughter, Lucy SCOTT was born in 1890. She died in 1966. She married Elmer Harn, who was born 1892. Lucy Scott Harn and Elmer Harn were the parents of eleven children, two of whom died in infancy. Lucy and Elmer moved to the Martha, Oklahoma area in the 1920’s, then back to the Lewisville, Texas area about 1930. Lucy died 1966, and Elmer died 1958 and both are buried at Lewisville, Texas. Lucy and Elmer Harn had 11 children, six daughter and three sons and twins that died at birth. See The Elmer Harn Family for details. [85]

(iii.) Son, John Thalton (Buster) SCOTT was born on 12 Jul 1894. He died on 02 Feb 1951 and married Julia Peavy. Buster died 2 February 1951. [85]

(iv.) Son, Bennie Griffith (Ben) SCOTT was born on 01 Dec 1897. Ben died on 06 Nov 1984. He married Jessie Fowler of Martha, Oklahoma. Jessie was born 27 April 1908. Ben and Jessie lived in the Martha area for a time before moving to Fort Worth (Handley), Texas. Ben worked for the Texas Highway Department for years before retiring. [85]

(v.) Son, Estes Dee SCOTT was born on 04 Dec 1901. He died on 07 Oct 1977 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. He was buried in Dallas, Texas. He married Venus Hamilton of Martha, Oklahoma, where they lived several years before moving to Coppell, Texas. Venus was born 27 December 1901. Her father was a pioneer of Martha and operated a blacksmith shop there for years. Estes died 7 October 1977, and Venus died 2 February 1975, and both are buried at Dallas, Texas. [85]

(vi.) Otis Oscar SCOTT was born in 1888. He died in 1950. He married Mary Lee Dorsey, who was born 1879. Mary Lee, a sister of Jessie Bell Dorser. Otis died 1950 and Mary Lee died 1965, and both are buried at Rockwell.

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Figure 349. Jessie Bell Dorsey Fan Chart

William Green Scott married (2) Jessie Bell DORSEY [404], the daughter of Calvin P. DOREY and Patsey (maiden name unknown) in 1906. William and Jessie had four children: Powell, Edna, Earle, and Leon. For a time the family resided on a farm north of Rockwall. His eldest son farmed while Willie Scott was engaged in real estate. At one time around 1911-12 he owned and operated the Elite Barbershop on Rusk Street where getting a bath was as important as a shave or haircut. Jessie was a sister of Mary Lee Dorsey who married Otis Oscar Scott, was born in Texas 1880. [85]

William G. and Jessie had the following children:

(vii.) Son, William Powell SCOTT was born in 1908 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He died in 1957. William married Rhea SEVERSON about 1933. Rhea was born about 1911. They had no children. [85]

(viii.) Daughter, Edna Earle SCOTT was born in 1911 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She devoted thirty -five years of her life to teaching career. She had no children. She died in 1995 and is buried in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. [85]

Edna Earl Scott
Figure 350. Edna E Scott Gravestone

(ix.) Daughter, Edith Marie SCOTT was born in 1913. Edith Marie died in 1975. She married Clayton C. Cummings . [85]

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Figure 351. Leon Scott’s Birth Certificate

The Scotts, the Lanham’s, the Jacks and the Dorseys all are important names in extricably woven into the history of Rockwall County.[405]

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Figure 352. Willie G. Scott’s Death Certificate

The John T. Scott Family

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  1. Sarah Green Jacks (married (1) John T. Scott) → Willie Green Scott 1867 → Sarah Green Jacks (married (2) Hiram Demarcus Lanham)

John T. SCOTT died before 1874 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in a Private Cemetery north of Rockwall, Texas.

John married Sarah Green JACKS daughter of Green Berry JACKS and Lovina AMICK about 1866. Sarah was born on 16 May 1849 in , Andrew, Missouri, USA. She married (2) Hiram Demarcus Lanham. She died on 01 Sep 1926 in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. She was buried in Henrietta, Clay, Texas. [85]

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, William Green (Willie) SCOTT was born [406] on 22 Jul 1867 in Rockwall, Kaufman, Texas, USA. He died in 1931 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. See The Willie Green Scott Family for details.

(ii.) Daughter, Fannie SCOTT was born in Feb 1870 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She died in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. She was buried in Henrietta, Clay, Texas, USA. [85] Fannie married Edward J. HOLT on 09 Feb 1884. See The Edward James Holt Family.

The Calvin Powell Dorsey Family

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Calvin P. DORSEY 1852 → Jessie Bell DORSEY 1880 → Jessie married Willie Green Scott, whose mother Sarah Green Jacks, married Hiram Demarcus Lanham

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Figure 353. Fan Chart for Calvin Powell Dorsey

Calvin P. DORSEY was born in Mar 1852 in Mississippi. Calvin married Martha Patsy West. Patsey was born in Jan 1853 in Kentucky.

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Figure 354. 1900 US Census in Rockwall, TX showing Dorsey Family

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Mary Lee DORSEY was born in 25 Feb 1878 in Texas.[407] She died in 1965 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. [408] Mary married [409] Otis Oscar SCOTT son of William Green (Willie) SCOTT and Lula Francis LANHAM on 04 Feb 1912 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Otis was born in 1888. He died in 1950 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.

(ii.) Daughter, Jessie Bell DORSEY was born in 2 November 1880 in Texas. [408] [410] Jessie married [411] William Green (Willie) SCOTT son of John T. SCOTT and Sarah Green JACKS in 1906. William was born [411] on 22 Jul 1867 in Rockwall, Kaufman, Texas, USA. He died in 1931 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried [85] in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas. See The Willie Green Scott Family.

(iii.) Son, Hughey DORSEY was born in May 1885 in Texas. [408]

(iv.) Son, Clarance DORSEY was born in Apr 1888 in Texas. [408]

(v.) Son, Carl DORSEY was born in Apr 1888 in Texas. [408]

The John Hendrickson Corely Family

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Hiram Demarcus Lanham 1845 (see The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845) → Alma Lanham 1887 → Alma married John Corley and was a cousin to Thomas Berry Lanham and his siblings

Alma E. LANHAM was born on 5 March 1887 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA.[412] She died on 04 April 1936 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA.[100] She was buried in Eastview Memorial Park, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA.

Alma married John CORLEY about 1909. John was born about 1884.

They lived in the following places:

  • 1910 Justice Precinct 4, , Texas

  • 1920 Devol, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States

  • 1930 Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States

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Figure 355. Alma and John Corley

They had the following children:

(i.) J.W. Corley, died shortly after birth in 1910. (ii.) Henry D. Corley, born 1912 (iii.) Mamie Faye Corley, born 1914 (iv.) William J Corley, born 1918, died 1920. (v.) Henry D. Corley, born 1921, died 1984.

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Figure 356. Alma’s Death Certificate

The Edward James Holt Family

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Sarah Green Jacks (married Hiram Demarcus Lanham) with daughter Fannie Scott (H.D.'s Stepdaughter) → Fannie married Edward James Holt 1857

Edward James Holt was born 19 Feb 1857 in Limestone County, Alabama. Both his father and mother were born in Alabama.

Edward married Fannie Scott (Lanham) on 10 Feb 1884 in Rockwall, Texas. Fannie was born Feb 1870 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.

Edward Holt was shown in the 1880 Rockwall Co, census as living with the Hiram D. Lanham family and a farm laborer.

From the book "History of Rockwall County 1842-1968", it stated that in 1900 the Ed Holts sold the land where the Katy Lake Dam is located for the price of $60.00 per acre. In that day and time this was an unheard of price.

Fannie died , and Edward died 30 June 1913 in Henrietta, Clay, Texas. Both are buried at Henrietta, Clay, Texas. [85]

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Leslie Holt, was born in Rockwall, Texas on 22 January 1886, and died 6 July 1886, and is buried at Rockwall. [85]

(ii.) Daughter, Ida Holt, was born in Rockwall on 2 August 1887, and died 14 March 1889, and is buried at Rockwall. [85]

(iii.) Son, Robert Erskine Holt, was born in Rockwall on 27 June 1889 and married Jessie W. Coen. They had one son, Erskine Jr. Erksine worked for years on the night shift at a garage in Wichita Falls, Texas. Erskine died 5 April 1968, and Jessie died__ . Both are buried at Granbury, Texas. [85]

(iv.) Son, Willie Clyde Holt, was born at Rockwall on 8 May 1895 and married Edna Lee Usrey, who was born 20 December 1896, at Callisburg, Cooke Co., Texas. Clyde died 6 December 1964 and is buried at Temple, Texas. Edna Lee died 3 April 1976 and is buried at Gainesville, Texas. [85]

(vi.) Daughter, Lella Mae Holt, was born at Rockwall on 8 May 1895 and married James E. Thomas. Lella Mae died 8 August 1972, and James died 15 February 1982 and both are buried at San Angelo, Texas. [85]

(vii.) Daughter, Mansell Dee Holt, was born at Rockwall, 11 October 1899, and married Ethel Mae Cole on 26 December 1923, at Gainesville, Texas. Ethel Mae was born at Callisburg, Texas 28 April 1905. Mansel died 27 December 1982, in Gainesville, Texas and is buried at Callisburg. Ethel Mae continues to live in Gainesville, Texas. [85]

The Curtis Harden Lanham Family 1875

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Hiram Demarcus Lanham 1845 (see The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845) → Curtis Harden Lanham 1875, cousin to Thomas Berry Lanham and his siblings

Curtis Harden LANHAM , also called Curt, was born on 06 Apr 1875 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He died on 17 Mar 1938 in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. [413]

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Figure 357. Curt Lanham

Curtis married Julia DAY on 01 Nov 1899 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Julia was born in 1881. She died on 02 Aug 1935. She was buried in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. [413]

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Figure 358. Julia Day and Ruby
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Figure 359. L→R: Julia, Thomas Berry, and Curt Lanham, Believed to be Wortha, Opal, Cliffie and Ruby [93]

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Ruby Dee LANHAM was born on 11 Nov 1902 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Ruby married (1) Aubrey PHILLIPS. Aubrey worked as a barber at the Martha Barber Shop in the 1920’s, prior to moving to Waurika, Oklahoma, where he and Ruby operated a barber beauty shop for years. Ruby and Aubrey had one son; Howard Phillips and one daughter; Evelyn Phillips. Both are married and Howard lives in Duncan and Evelyn lives in Walters, Oklahoma. After Aubrey died, Ruby married (2) Clifford RODGERS. They lived in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma. [413]

(ii.) Daughter, Opal Green LANHAM was born on 11 May 1905 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She died on 28 Feb 1983 in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, USA. Opal married (1) Earl THOMPSON . Opal married (2) Clifford ROBINSON . Opal married (3) Laverne SHORT . [413]

(iii.) Daughter, Myrtle Mae LANHAM was born on 24 Mar 1909. She died on 26 Mar 1909. [413]

(iv.) Son, William Curtis LANHAM was born on 21 Feb 1913. He died on 27 Feb 1913. [413]

(v.) Daughter, Mildred Helen LANHAM was born on 21 Oct 1919. She died on 26 Aug 1923 in Bowie, Montague County, Texas. [413] [414]

The Emmitt F. Welborn Family

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Hiram Demarcus Lanham 1845 (see The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845) → Mollie Lanham 1880 → Mollie married Emmitt Welborn and is a cousin to Thomas Berry Lanham and his siblings

Mary Jane (Mollie) LANHAM was born on 01 Sep 1880 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She died on 10 Feb 1951 in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. She was buried in Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 360. Mollie’s Gravestone in Rockwall, Texas

Mary married Emmitt Forest WELBORN [97] on 22 Dec 1899 [415] in of Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. Emmitt was born on 01 Nov 1879 [416] [417] in of Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA son of S.C. Welborn and Namie Anthony both of Missouri [416]. He was living with Henry D. Lanham’s family during the 1900 census.[418] He died on 28 May 1932 [416] in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, USA. He was buried in Rockwall, Texas.

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Figure 361. Emmitt and Mollie at Hiram’s House in Rockwall, Texas
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Figure 362. Emmit’s WWI Draft Card [417]

Emitt and Molly had the following children:

(i.) Zellie Welborn, born 1906 [419]

(ii.) Leslie Welborn, born 1908 [419]

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Figure 363. Emmit Welborn’s Death Certificate [416]
black and white photo of her in older age
Figure 364. Mollie Lanham [93]

The Thomas Sisk Family 1858

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J.E. Sisk 1820 → Cassandra Minerva Jane Sisk 1841 (1) married James McHale → Walter E. Mchale 1865 → Walter E. McHale married Thomas Sisk 1862 → Walter E’s younger sister, Mattie Elizabeth McHale-Ashley 1880 married Thomas Berry Lanham 1882 (see The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882)

W. Thomas Sisk was born 12 Oct 1862 [420] in Tennessee.[421] Tom’s parents are John Joseph P. Sisk and Hester Ann Noah.[422] Tom has an older sister, Rebecca J Sisk.[422]

Thomas married Walter (Waltie) E. MCHALE on 30 July 1884 in Franklin,Tennessee. [423] Walt was born 3 April 1865 in Tennessee.[424]

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Figure 365. The Thomas Sisk family in the 1900 Census

They had the following children: [425]

(i.) Daughter, Agnes Sisk, born June 1888, Tennessee

(ii.) Daughter, Ester Sisk, born 16 Apr 1890 [426] in Franklin, Tennessee. She married Lee Gifford [426] on 18 Dec 1917, in Jackson, Alabama.[427] Lee and Ester had a son, Dewey born 1919 [428] and a daughter, Lela born in 1923.[428] Ester died on 23 Mar 1960.[426] Ester was buried on 26 Mar 1960 in Keith Springs, Franklin, Tennessee.[426]

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Figure 366. Ester Sisk Death Certificate

(iii.) Son, John R. Sisk, born 1892 [429] in Tennessee. John died 26 Dec 1961 [429] in Estilfork, Jackson, Alabama.[429]

Tom and Walter had a 2-yr old grandaughter, Viola Sisk, living with them in the 1910 Census.

Tom and Walter had two other grandchildren living with them in the 1930 Census.

  • Lenard Sisk, Grandson, M, 17, Tennessee

  • Normand Sisk, Grandson, M, 14, Tennessee

Tom Sisk worked as a farmer.[430] Tom Sisk died 26 Feb 1948 [430] in Estillfork, Jackson, Alabama.[430]

Walter McHale died on 6 June 1949 Franklin, Tennessee, United States. [431] Waltie was buried in June 1949 in the Sisk Cemetery, Estillfork, Jackson, Alabama, United States. [432]

The Burress and Ida Roberts Family

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Ida Melvina Ellen ROBERTS 1866 → Ida married (1) Burress and (2) Larkin Patrick Williams → Altus Oleva Williams 1896 → Altus married Adrian Alford Colbath → Oleta Colbath → Oleta married Oran Stroud Lanham

BURRESS. We have no first name, lineage, or birth dates.

More research is needed for Burress.
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Figure 367. Ida Melvina Roberts Fan Chart

BURRESS married Ida Melvina Ellen ROBERTS [433] daughter of William J. ROBERTS and Sarah Elizabeth Jane WILSON. Ida was born about 1865 in ,, Texas, USA. She died [433] on 21 Oct 1949 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA.

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Figure 368. Ida Melvina Ellen Roberts

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Nora BURRESS. Nora married (1) BRISCOE. Nora married (2) Unknown.

(ii.) Daughter, Viola BURRESS was born in Nov 1886 in ,, Texas, USA. Viola married John DURHAM after 1900. They had the following children:

  • (ii.a) Son, Lloyd DURHAM.

  • (ii.b) Son, Floyd DURHAM.

(iii.) Daughter, Theron BURRESS was born in Sep 1889 in ,, Texas, USA. She died in 1925 in of Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Theron married Joe A. MADDEN son of William Z. MADDEN and Mary. Joe was born in Oct 1872 in ,, Tennessee, USA. He died in 1944 in of Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. They had children. See The Joe A. Madden Family for details.

(iv.) Son, William BURRESS was born in Oct 1881 in ,, Texas, USA.

Ida married Larkin Patrick Williams about 1893 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas. See The Larkin (Lark) Patrick Williams Family.

The John James Roberts Family

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John James Roberts 1859 (brother to Ida Melvina Roberts 1866) → Ida married Larkin Patrick Williams 1851 → Altus Oleva Williams 1896 → Altus married Adrian Alford Colbath → Oleta Colbath 1917 → Oleta married Oran Stroud Lanham

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Figure 369. John James Roberts Fan Chart

John James ROBERTS was born on 05 Apr 1859 in ,, Texas, USA, the son of William J. Roberts, and Sarah Elizabeth Jane WILSON. He died on 04 Jan 1942 in of Pinon,, New Mexico, USA. He was buried in Mt. Vista Cemetery, Pinon,, New Mexico, USA. [85]

John married Sarah Elizabeth (Sally) BURRESS on 15 Apr 1880. Sarah died on 09 Apr 1922. [85]

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Salome Oleva ROBERTS was born on 10 Nov 1881 in , Collin, Texas, USA. She died about 1986 in of Tulia, Swisher, Texas, USA. Salome married Elijah Thomas (Lige) KOGER on 20 Nov 1901 in , Floyd, Texas, USA. Elijah was born on 31 Mar 1871 in ,, Tennessee, USA. He died on 04 Nov 1932 in of Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, USA. He was buried in Silverton, Briscoe, Texas, USA. Salome died just shy of 106. Lige & Salome farmed for years near Silverton, Briscoe, Texas. After Lige died, Salome continued the farming operation for almost 20 years before moving to Tulia, Texas. They had the following children: (i.a.) Son, Leo Damon KOGER was born on 07 Sep 1902 in , Floyd, Texas, USA. Leo married (1) Sylvia WOOFOLK about 1923. Sylvia died about 1970 in of Silverton, Broscoe, Texas, USA. She was buried in Silverton, Broscoe, Texas, USA. [85]

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Figure 370. Salome celebrating her 100th birthday 10 November 1981
After Oleta Colbath’s parents both died she lived with Salome from 1932 at age 15.[434]
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Figure 371. LTR: Silvia Koger, Salome, Oleta Lanham (Colbath), 1981
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Figure 372. Salome Roberts Koger’s Grave Stone
Oleta Lanham used to tell stories about how Salome had seen it all in her 100 years.[434]

(ii.) Daughter, Irma Irene ROBERTS was born on 14 Dec 1886 in , Jack, Texas, USA. Irma continued to live in Alamogordo, New Mexico after separation from Seth. She died on 27 Apr 1978 in Alamogordo,, New Mexico, USA. She was buried in Alamogordo,, New Mexico, USA. Irma married (1) Seth S. TIDWELL on 03 Jan 1906 in Portales,, New Mexico, USA. [85] They had the following children:

(ii.c) Daughter, Temple TIDWELL was born on 31 May 1914 in ,, New Mexico, USA. She died before 1987. [85]

(ii.d) Son, Seth (Buster) TIDWELL was born on 29 Oct 1915 in ,, New Mexico, USA. He died on 18 Aug 1973. [85]

Photos passed down from Oran Stroud Lanham to Clifford Lanham, then to Kevin Lanham.

The Eugene WILLIAMS Family 1855

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William Patrick Williams 1828 → Eugene Williams 1855 (brother of Larkin Patrick Williams 1851 → Larkin married Ida Melvina Roberts → Altus Oleva Williams 1896 → Altus married Adrian A Colbath → Oleta Colbath 1917 → Oleta married OS Lanham

Eugene (Gene) WILLIAMS [85] [435] was born on 01 Aug 1855 in ,, Texas, USA. He died in 1932 in of Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA.

Eugene married Martha S. WILSON in 1871 in Trickham, Coleman, Texas, USA. Martha was born on 28 Jan 1852 in ,, Arkansas, USA. She died on 12 Aug 1912 in of Center, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Center, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, USA.

They had the following children:

(i.) William Alexander WILLIAMS [435] was born on 04 Apr 1872 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. He died on 11 Sep 1946 in Medicine Park, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma, USA. William married Amanda COPELIN in 1897.

(ii.) Priscilla WILLIAMS was born in 1874 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. She died in 1928 in of Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA. She is buried in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA. She was unmarried.

(iii.) Leondis Lee WILLIAMS was born on 19 Mar 1876 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. He married Myrtle SHORES. He died on 12 Feb 1956 in Muleshoe, Bailey, Texas, USA. He was buried in Muleshoe, Bailey, Texas, USA.

(iv.) Sarah J. WILLIAMS was born in 1878 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. She died on 17 Mar 1968 in of DeQueen,, Arkansas, USA. She was buried in DeQueen,, Arkansas, USA. Sarah married W.T. WEAVER .

(v.) Larkin E. (Pete) WILLIAMS was born on 13 Nov 1879 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. He died on 19 Aug 1962 in of Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, USA. Larkin E. married Carrie REEVES .

(vi.) Norah WILLIAMS was born in 1882 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. She died before 1985 in of Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, USA. Norah married John BOLIN .

(vii.) Willis WILLIAMS was born on 05 Jun 1884 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. He died on 31 Jan 1970. He was buried in Porterville, California, USA. Willis married Mary Jane ENGLE .

(viii.) Oscar WILLIAMS was born on 01 Jun 1886 in , Coleman, Texas, USA. He died on 18 May 1875 in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Center, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, USA.

(ix.) Arthur W. WILLIAMS [435] was born on 10 Sep 1889 in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, USA. Arthur married Lillie Gosnell MALORY on 15 Dec 1909. He died on 26 Nov in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, USA. He was buried in Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, USA.

(x.) Ollie WILLIAMS was born on 27 Feb 1891 in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma, USA. Ollie married John Bean WILLIAMS . She died on 05 Sep 1982 in Fontana,, California, USA. She was buried in Downey,, California, USA.

The Frank Robinson Family

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J.E. Sisk 1820 → Martha Elizabeth Sisk 1851 → Martha married Frank Robinson, making her a sibling to OS Lanham’s grandmother, CSM Sisk.

Frank Robinson [436] was born before 1855, at ___. [85] [437]

Frank married Martha (Mattie) Elizabeth SISK [85] [436] after Aug 1870 (the census showed her at home), and before 1880 (the census shows her not with her Mother’s household). [438] [439]

It appears that they married 18 Jul 1876 in , Franklin, Tennessee [440]. If this John F. Robbinson goes by Frank, and if Ella’s spouse spelled his name wrong as Roberson [436] This conclusion needs confirmation by other sources.

Mattie was born 08 Apr 1851. [441] She died on 28 Jan 1920 in Royce City, Rockwall, Texas. [441] She was buried on 29 Jan 1920 in Nevada Cemetery, Nevada, Texas. [441]

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Figure 373. Death Certificate for Mattie Elizabeth Robinson (Sisk) [441]

Frank was buried in Nevada Cemetery. [85]

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Daisy ROBINSON .

(ii.) Daughter, Ella White ROBINSON was born April 8, 1877 in Tennessee. [436] She married W.E. Blakeman. [442] She died on 28 Apr 1914 at the age of 37, in City,Collin, Texas. [436] She was buried 29 Apr 1914 in Nevada, Texas. [436]

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Figure 374. Ella Robinson’s Death Certificate
There is a census record that reads Frank R. Robinson (when you see the actual image), but they report birthdays that are not the same and births in Alabama instead of Tennessee. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2SC-RPV : accessed 07 Apr 2013), William Roberson in entry for Frank R Roberson, 1910. Frank R Robinson, 56y, born in Alabama, wife Martha E, 56y, born in Alabama, with a son William, 17y, born in Texas. We include this note so that others know we passed on this source.

(iii.) Son, Bill ROBINSON

Other Siblings and Cousins in the O.S. Lanham Generation

The Wortha Leon Lanham Family

Wortha Leon LANHAM, was born on the Day Ranch, Jolly, Clay County, Texas , on 7 July 1907. He graduated from the Martha in 1925, and married Jessie Kate SHIPMAN of Martha, 17 August 1927, a daughter of Jasper Newt SHIPMAN and Callie Roxanna LANEY. Jessie Kate was born 12 July 1910 at Pella, Texas , and attended Martha School. [85]

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Figure 375. Wortha Lanham [443]
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Figure 376. Jessie Kate and Wortha [443]
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Figure 377. Jessie Kate and Wortha [443]
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Figure 378. Wortha and Jessie Kate about 1982 [443]

Wortha was involved in farming operations near Martha throughout this time with the exception of a short time when they lived in Amarillo, Texas in the early 1930’s. [85]

Wortha and Jessie Kate moved to Altus, Oklahoma in 1978,and he continued to farm in the Martha Community until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Martha, and late the Methodist Church in Altus. He was a member of the RoundUp Club in Altus for a number of years. [85]

Wortha died 22 January 1996, at the age of 88, at Altus , Oklahoma. He is buried in the Lanham plots at Martha, Oklahoma.

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Figure 379. Wortha Lanham’s Grave Stone

Jessie Kate died 19 December 2006, at the age of 96, and she is buried in the Lanham plots at Martha, OK next to Wortha.

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Figure 380. Jessie Kate Lanham’s Grave Stone

Jessie Kate’s obituary read:

Jessie Kate Lanham, age 96 of Altus, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at Plantation Village Nursing Center in Altus. She was born July 12, 1910 in Pella Texas to Jasper Newt Shipman and Callie Roxanne (Laney) Shipman. On August 17, 1927, in Martha, Oklahoma, Kate and Wortha L. Lanham were united in marriage at the Martha United Methodist Church in Martha, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death January 22, 1996. They lived in the Martha community until 1978 when they moved to Altus. Kate worked as a sales clerk at the S&H Green Stamp Store in Altus for twenty-two years. She retired in July 1975. She was a longtime member of the U.M.W. and the Martha Homemakers. Kate was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Altus.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services for Jessie Kate Lanham are scheduled for 2:00pm Thursday, December 21, 2006 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Player officiating. Interrment will follow in the Martha Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. On line tributes can be made to the family of Ellen Mae Harris Marks at www.Lowell-Tims.com.

The James Bedford Ray Family (Cliffie M. Lanham)

Cliffie Marie Lanham was born on 25 Oct 1905 in Rockwall, Texas to Thomas Berry Lanham and Mattie Elizabeth Ashley. [444] [445] She married James Bedford RAY of Idabel, 8 November 1940, at DeQueen, Arkansas, [446] [447] (See photo). James a son of Walter L. Ray and Grace C. (Sims) Ray, was born 3 June 1913 at Idabel, Okla. James worked for a time with the Oklahoma State Highway Department, prior to being elected to the Office of County Clerk of McCurtain County. This elected position he held for 29 years, until retirement in 1978. James served in the Oklahoma National Guard for some 18 years, and served a tour on active duty in Japan with the Army in the early 1950’s. Cliffie and James lived a full and happy life in Idabel. [85]

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Figure 381. Cliffie Marie Lanham
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Figure 382. Newspaper Articles of their Marriage
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Figure 383. L-R: Mattie, James Ray, O.S. Lanham, Oleta Lanham, Brenda Lanham on the floor, Dec 1959 [448]
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Figure 384. James Ray and Cliffie Ray [448]

James made quite an impact on all who visited them in Idabel. He and Cliffie were very loving and welcoming. He had a rock polishing machine and had a large collection of crystals and polished rocks that he shared with his sons and Clifford W Lanham’s children. [449]

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Figure 385. James Ray and Cliffie (Lanham) Ray [448]

Cliffie Marie Ray died 5 June 1992 [444], and is buried in Idabel, Oklahoma. James continued to live in Idabel. James remarried in 17 April 1993 to Mavis Allen Sullivan, and continued to reside on the homestead until James’s death on 5 Nov 2000. James and Cliffie are buried in Idabell, Oklahoma.

The Walter Lee Ray Family

Link to Lanhams
  1. Walter Lee Ray 1877

  2. James B. Ray 1913

Walter Lee Ray was born in Arkansas [450] about 25 March 1877.

He married Grace C. (Sims) Ray before 1904 (estimated from her oldest son Walter H. Ray). Grace was born about 1882 [450] in Arkansas. [450] Her father was born in Tennessee, [450] and her mother was born in Mississippi

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Figure 386. Grace C. Sims

He worked in Real Estate in 1917-1918.

His WWI draft card follows. [451]

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Figure 387. World War I Draft Card

The 1930 US Census for Idabel, OK shows Grace C. Ray as head of household with James Ray at 16 years old at last birthday, making this James Ray compatible with James B Ray’s age. It also shows James as born in OK, while his parents are from Arkansas, matching what is known about James B Ray. Grace C. is also reported as Walter L Ray’s spouse by Oran Stroud Lanham.

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Figure 388. 1930 US Census for Grace C. Ray family

They have the following children: James B Ray.

(i.) Son, Walter H Ray , was born in 1905 [450] at Oklahoma.

(ii.) Son, James B Ray , was born 1913 at Idabel, Oklahoma. [450]

(iii.) Son, Billy Ray , was born in 1915 [450] at Oklahoma.

(iv.) Daughter, Ruth Ray , was born in 1917 [450] at Oklahoma.

The Gideon Wilburn Ashley Family

Link to Lanhams
  1. J.E. Sisk 1820

  2. Cassandra Minerva Jane Sisk 1841 (married James McHale) The James McHale Family

  3. Gideon Wilburn (Gid) McHale, later Ashley 1877

  4. Gid’s sister, Mattie Elizabeth Ashley, married Thomas Berry Lanham. See The Thomas Berry (T. B.) Lanham Family 1882.

  5. Gid’s children were cousins to Oran Stoud Lanham. See The Oran Stroud Lanham Family 1916.

Gideon Wilburn (Gid) ASHLEY [452] was born on 30 Aug 1877 in , Franklin, Tennessee, USA. He died on 13 Mar 1942 in of Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA.

Gideon married Dovie Tennessee LEONARD [453] on 21 Oct 1900 in Garland, Dallas, Texas, USA. Dovie was born in 1880. She died [454] on 30 May 1974 in of Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA.

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Figure 389. Gideon W. and Dove Ashley, Cecil (center), Dayton and Elmer, about 1907
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Figure 390. US Census 1910 of GW Ashley’s family in Jackson, Oklahoma Header Row [455]
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Figure 391. US Census 1910 of GW Ashley’s family in Jackson, Oklahoma
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Figure 392. US Census 1920 of GW Ashley’s family in Jackson, Oklahoma [456]

Gid and Dovie had three sons; Cecil, Elmer and Dayton Ashley.

(i.) Son, Cecil ASHLEY was born in 1901 in ,, Texas, USA. Cecil married Anna LUDERSON. Anna was born in of Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. They had two daughters; Twila and Gayle Ashley.

  • (i.a.) Twila Jean Ashley born Jackson County, Oklahoma. Married Roy Gene Brown and resides in Tulsa, OK.

  • (i.b.) Gayle Ashley, born in Jackson County, Oklahoma.

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Figure 393. L-R Cecil and Anna Ashley with Mattie and T. B. Lanham, 1961, Martha, OK

(ii.) Son, Elmer D. ASHLEY [452] was born on 11 Oct 1903 [454] in , Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He died in July 1970 [457] in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Elmer married (1) Dorene BILLINGTON.

Elmer married (2) Lola maiden name unknown.

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Figure 394. Elmer Ashley’s Grave Stone

(iii.) Son, Dayton A. ASHLEY [452] [454] was born on 28 Sep 1905 [458] in , Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He died on 04 Feb 1997 in ,, California, USA. He was buried in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Dayton married (1) Ferna MCANNALLY. [458]

Dayton married (2) Geneva SAMPLER. Geneva was born on 30 Sep 1914 in of Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Dayton died on 04 Feb 1980. [454] Geneva died 04 Oct 1997. [454]

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Figure 395. Dayton and Geneva Ashley’s Grave Stone

Gid died 13 March 1942 and Dovie died 30 May 1974, and both are buried at Martha, Oklahoma. [454]

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Figure 396. Gideon and Dovie Ashley’s Grave Stone

The Elmer Harn Family

Link to our Lanhams
  1. Sarah Green Jacks 1849 (married Hiram Demarcus Lanham) See The Hiram Demarcus Lanham Family 1845.

  2. William Green (Willie) SCOTT 1867 (Hiram D Lanham’s stepson, Thomas Berry Lanham’s cousin)

  3. Lucy SCOTT 1890 (married Elmer Harn b.1892) (O.S. Lanham’s cousin)

Lucy SCOTT was born in 1890, the daughter of William Green (Willie) SCOTT and Lula Francis LANHAM. She died in 1966. Lucy married Elmer Harn about 1912. Elmer was born 1892. Lucy Scott Harn and Elmer Harn were the parents of eleven children, two of whom died in infancy. [85]

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Figure 397. Lucy Scott [459]
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Figure 398. Lucy and Children
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Figure 399. Elmer and Lucy Harn

Lucy and Elmer moved to the Martha, Oklahoma area in the 1920’s, then back to the Lewisville, Texas area about 1930. Lucy died 1966, and Elmer died 1958 and both are buried at Lewisville, Texas. Lucy and Elmer Harn had 11 children, six daughter and three sons and twins that died at birth. [85]

The Jasper Shipman Family

Link to our Lanhams
  1. Jasper Shipman

  2. Jessie Kate Shipman 1910 (married Wortha Lanham, brother of OS Lanham)

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Figure 400. Jasper Shipman Fan Chart

Jasper Newt SHIPMAN was born in 1872 in ,, Arkansas, USA. He died in 1953 in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. [460] He was buried in Martha Cemetery, Martha, Oklahoma.

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Figure 401. Callie Roxanne LANEY Fan Chart

Jasper married Callie Roxanne LANEY daughter of Elsie. Callie was born in 1878 in ,, Mississippi, USA. She died [461] in 1966 in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA.

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Figure 402. The 1920 Census from Jackson County Oklahoma

They had the following children:

(i.) Son, Roscoe SHIPMAN [462] was born about 1898/9. [463]

(ii.) Son, Ewin H. SHIPMAN [462] was born on 12 Aug 1900. He died [464] on 08 Feb 1937 in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Martha Cemetery, Martha, Oklahoma, USA.

(v.) Daughter, Vesta SHIPMAN was 17 in 1920 making her birth about 1903. [463]

(iii.) Son, Carl SHIPMAN was born on 03 Jul 1905. He died on 30 Apr 1924 in Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. [465] He was buried in Martha Cemetery, Martha, Oklahoma, USA.

(iv.) Daughter, Zorah SHIPMAN. was 15 in 1920, making her birth about 1905. [463]

(v.) Daughter, Ozema SHIPMAN.

(vi.) Daughter, Jessie Kate SHIPMAN was born on 12 Jul 1910.

The Joe A. Madden Family

Link to our Lanhams
  1. Ida Melvina Robers married Burress

  2. Theron Burress 1889

  3. Ida Melvina Burress (Roberts) later married Larkin Patrick Williams 1851

  4. Altus Oleva Williams 1896 (married Adrian A Colbath)(sister to Theron Burress)

  5. Oleta Colbath 1917 (married OS Lanham) (Theron Burress is an Aunt to Oleta)

  6. Clifford Wayne Lanham 1939

Joe A. MADDEN was born in Oct 1872 in ,, Tennessee, USA. He died in 1944 in of Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. [85]

Joe married Theron BURRESS daughter of BURRESS and Ida Melvina Ellen ROBERTS. Theron was born in Sep 1889 in ,, Texas, USA. She died in 1925 in of Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. [85]

They had the following children:

(i.) Daughter, Willie Gladys MADDEN was born in 1907 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She died in 1911 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. [85]

(ii.) Daughter, Ida Belle MADDEN was born in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She died on 20 May 1983 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. She was buried in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Ida married George BOYLES. George was born on 09 Jan 1898 in of Chattanooga,, Tennessee, USA. He died in Aug 1983 in of Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He was buried in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. [85]

(iii.) Daughter, Allie Mae MADDEN was born in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Allie married (1) L.O. (Doc) RISINGER in of Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. [85]

(iv.) Son, Paris MADDEN was born in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. He died in 1982 in of Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Paris married (1) Eloise WALKER. Eloise died before 1982 in Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Eloise and Paris had one son, Jackie Madden and one daughter, Janie Madden. After Eloise died Paris married No. 2 unknown and they lived in Altus, Okla. Paris died in 1982. [85]

(v.) Daughter, Leta Jo MADDEN was born in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Leta married (1) Morris WALKER Leta married (2) MORRISON. [85]

The R.J. Craighead Family 1907

Helen Louise COLBATH was born on 01 Feb 1916 in Hess, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA. Helen married R.J. CRAIGHEAD on 04 Nov 1931. R.J. was born on 05 Apr 1907 in Venus, Johnson, Texas, USA. He died in 1965 in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA. He was buried in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, USA.

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Figure 403. Helen Louise Died in 2007 (Oleta (Colbath) Lanham’s Sister)

Appendix A: Reference Materials

The following references were listed by Oran Stroud Lanham generally for his research. Kevin W. Lanham’s updates include numbered sources listed at the bottom of each family and where they apply.

Federal Census Reports:

  • 1790 Maryland -Prince George’s, Montgomery and Charles Co.

  • 1800 Maryland -Prince George’s Montgomery and Fredrick Co.

  • 1810 Madison County, Kentucky

  • 1820 Madison County, Kentucky

  • 1830 Madison County, Kentucky

  • 1840 Buchanan County, Missouri

  • 1850 Andrew County, Missouri

  • 1850 Nodaway County, Missouri

  • 1850 Boone County, Missouri

  • 1850 Green County, Missouri

  • 1860 Dallas County, Texas

  • 1870 Dallas County, Texas

  • 1870 Kaufman County, Texas

  • 1880 Rockwall County, Texas

  • 1900 Rockwall County, Texas

  • 1900 Greer County, Oklahoma Territory

Other source records:

  • Probate Records of Madison Co. KY,

  • Probate Records of St. Louis Co, MO, 1804-1849

  • Lanham records from Paul T. Lanham, Huntingtown, Maryland.

  • Genealogical Records and Manuscript, "The Lanham Family", Mrs. Stanley A. Williams: Dallas, Texas.

  • Lanham Records from Alice Ruth Spurlin, Richmond, Kentucky, ( Stephan Lanham line, a brother of Thomas). Mrs. Watson @ Library College, 222 Magnolina Ave. Richmond.

  • Manuscript by Lillian Prewit Goodnight, 1 May 1960,Some Family Records of "The Lanham Family", of Missouri, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas. The Sylvester line.

  • Manuscript, "Lanham Pioneers and Patriots", Lillian Prewitt Goodnight, 1962.

  • Manuscript, Early Maryland Records of the "Lanham Family", Lillan Prewitt Goodnight, 1965. Goodspeeds 1880 History of Andrew & DeKalb Counties, Missouri.

  • History of Rockwall County 1842-1968 by O.L. Steger, Sr. Henington Publishing Co. Wolfe City, Texas 75496, published 1969.

  • Cemetery Inscriptions of Rockwall County, Sandra Haney.

  • Cemetery Records of Jackson County, Oklahoma; Claudine Dollar.

  • "Across the Lonely Years", Dean Chesser ( A Story of Jackson County, Oklahoma).

  • Lanham Records from Phillip S. Lanham, Grand Junction, Colorado.

  • Mike Williams, The Lanham/Lannum Family in Southern Maryland

  • Suffolk County Council Libraries, UK and Heritage, Researcher Mrs. Alison L. West

  • Researchers: Linda Ashley (KY), Shirley Moller (CA), Carolyn Schaeffer (MO), Beverly Golden (TX)

  • Family Members and Relatives Records to many to mention and record in this document.

  • A.C. Morgan, Dallas TX, and his extensive data on B. G. Lanham line.

Appendix B: Rockwall Cemetery Listing, Rockwall, Texas

The following graves are at this cemetery as of 1984.

Mrs. J.E. Sisk (no other info)

Sarah E. Lanham 1837-1904

Edna, d/o W.C. and S.A. Lanham, Oct 27 1877, Feb 2 1890

T.B. Lanham, Jan 9 1844, July 8 1918

Leonodis, s/o W.C. and S.A. Lanham, June 10 1880, July 6 1881

Sarah J. Lanham, 1844-1933

Mary, w/o J. Chandler, Dec 14 1801, Aug 25 1877

John Lanham (ssw Sarah J.), 1864-1930

John Chandler, May 26 1802, Aug 27 1879

Susan A., w/o W.C. Lanham, Aug 14 1852, Sep 22 1890, Age 38 yrs. 1 mo. 8 days

Margaret Lanham, Sep 15 1824, May 16 1890

W.C. Lanham "Father", 1850-1933

Curtis H. Lanham (broken), Jan 18 1813, Jan 28 1897

Oma, d/o W.C. & Josie Lanham, Jun 4 1895, Oct 28 1896

William G. Scott (AF & Am), 1867 - 1931

Lula F. Scott, 1868-1903

Jessie B. Scott, 1880 - 1973

Mary Lee Scott (ssw Otis), 1879 - 1965

Mattie D. Sisk "Mother", 1869 - 1960

Robert Scott (ssw Thelma), Feb 1, 1902, Note: there is no death date on this stone

Appendix C: The Lanham family of Wortham (Research Details)

SUFFOLK RECORD OFFICE RESEARCH SERVICE REPORT

Customer: Mr C W Lanham File ref!search no: Seal!L35/23 - 4401

Subject of Research: The Lanham family of Wortham

SOURCES CONSULTED AND COMMENTS:

  • Parish registers: WORTHAM index 1538-1716 baptisms 1650-1665 marriages 1650- 1660 burials 1684, 170213, 1652-1658

  • Parish registers: BURGATE baptisms and burials 1652-1658 marriages 1583 baptisms 1583-1603, 1560-1583

  • Boyd’s Marriage Index: SUFFOLK males 1500-1600

  • Parish registers: WORTHAM baptisms 1590-1 605 burials 1617

  • Index to wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury: 1354-1700, 1660-1857

A search has been made as requested in the sources indicated for in formation about the LANHAM family of WORTHAM. The WORTHAM registers from 1538 to 1716 are indexed and this made searching quicker, although I did not rely entirely on the index as it may not be totally reliable. There were several other LANHAM families in the parish apart from the ones you are researching, and I have enclosed the printouts of the index in case these other families are of interest to you.

I began with the most recent information known and worked backwards from there, checking all the details that you gave against the original records. I have enclosed order forms for all the entries found in case you wish to order printout copies of them, although the legibility will be poor in many cases as the registers are so early.

I John LANHAM born 1661

The entry in the WORTHAM register for the baptism of John LANHAM reads as follows:

John the sonne of Jonathan LANHAM and Mary his wife was baptised May the 18 1661

Jonathan and Mary LANHAM also baptised a daughter Mary on 31 December 1663 in WORTHAM, but no other children that I could see.

2 Marriage of Jonathan and Mary LANHAM

This entry appears in the WORTHAM register as follows:

Jonathan LANHAM of Wortham single man and Mary MARSH of Redgrave single woman were marryed the first of September 1659

3 Baptism of Jonathan LANHAM

This entry is as follows in the WORTHAM register:

Jonathan LANHAM fihius Josiae LANHAM bapt. fuit vicesimo die martii 1630/1 (Jonathan LANHAM son of Josias LANHAM was baptised 20 March 1630/1)

Josias and his unnamed wife also baptised the following children:

Robertus LANHAM filius Josiae LANHAM bapt 14 februarii 1622/3 (14 February 1622/3)

Sara LANHAM filia Josiae LANHAM bapt fuit nono novembris 1624 (9 November 1624)

Gratia LANHAM filia Josiae LANHAM bapt fuit 10 decembris 1626 (10 December 1626)

Josias LANHAM filius Josiae LANHAM bapt fuit decimo nono die octobris 1628 (19 October 1628)

Maria LANHAM filia Josiae LANHAM bapt fuit decimo tertio die septembris 1635 (13 September 1635)

4 Marriage of Josias and Mary LANHAM

This entry appears thus in WORTHAM:

Josias LANHAM et Maria TIBBALD nupti fuerunt decimo quarto februarli 1621/2 (Josias LANHAM and Mary TIBBALD were married 14 February 1621/2)

5 Josias LANHAM born circa 1653

Before looking for the previous generation I decided to follow up the other Josias LANHAM, thought to be the grandson of the one married in 1621/2 above and the son of the Josias born in 1628. I began by checking the WORTHAM registers circa 1653, although nothing appears for him in the index. This was the period of the Commonwealth after the Civil War, and sometimes registers are very badly kept or not at all. This was not the case in WORTHAM where the entries are very clear, but there are signs that some families did not have their children baptised during this regime:

The son of Robert LANHAM and Mary his wife was born 1gth June 1655 but they would not have it baptised

Despite this I found the marriage of Josias and Katherine LANHAM, and several other of their children in the parish:

Josias LANHAM et Katherina LANHAM nupt. 9 die Decemb: 1652

Ruth LANHAM the daughter of Josias LANHAM and Katerine his wife was buried february 6th 1656/7

LANHAM Mary the daughter of Josias LANHAM and Katerine his wife was Baptised 13 June 1658 Stephen the sonne of Josiah LANHAM and Katharine his wife was baptised 12 January 1660/1

The burial of Ruth where no baptism was found implies either that she was not baptised or that she was baptised in a different parish: reading through your notes again I noticed that

Josias was also connected with BURGATE which is a neighbouring village. In the registers there I found:

Josiah the son of Josiah and Katherine LANHAM was baptised the 27 of November 1653

Rueth LANAHAM the dauter of Josiae and Kathrine LANHAM was babtised the fouer and twentieth of febeuary 1655/6

The burials of Josias LANHAM and his wife are in the WORTHAM registers:

Uxor Josiae LANHAM sepulta fuit Decemb. 18 1684

(The wife of Josias LANHAM was buried 18 December 1684)

Josias LAN HAM senex sepultus fuitjanuarii 5to 1702/3

(Josias Lanham an old man was buried 5 January 170213)

5 Baptism of Josias LANHAM (married to Mary TIBBALD)

This Josias LANHAM should have been born circa 1595-1600, but there is nothing for him in the WORTHAM registers. As I had found later family members in BURGATE I tried there again, and found this entry. Josias LANHAM filius Rogeri LANHAM bapt. fuit nono die Aprilis 1590

(Josias son of Roger LANHAM was baptised 9 April 1590)

I found these other entries relating to this couple and their children in BURGATE:

Rogerus LANHAM duxit in ux. Bridgittam FULCHER xiiii die novembris 1583

(Roger LANHAM married Bridget FULCHER 14 November 1583)

Robtus LANHAM fil. Rogeri LANHAM bapt. fuit xxviii die Decembris 1584

(Robert LANHAM son of Roger LANHAM was baptised 28 December 1584)

Stephus. LANHAM fil. Rogeri LANHAM sepult. fuit xxx die Novembris 1587

(Stephen LANHAM son of Roger LANHAM was buried 30 November 1587)

No baptism was found for this child, but it is possible that in fact it was the burial of the earlier son Robert, entered as Stephen in error, as there then follows this entry:

Robtus LANHAM flu. Rogeri LANHAM baptis. decimo die Novembris 1588

(Robert LANHAM son of Roger LANHAM was baptised 10 November 1588)

After the baptism of Josias in 1590 Roger and Bridget LANHAM then had these children in WORTHAM:

Maria LANHAM filia Rogeri LANHAM et (blank) uxoris euis bapt. duodecimus novembris 1592

(Ma,y LANHAM daughter of Roger LANHAM and (blank) his wife was baptised 12 November 1592)

Davidus LANHAM filius Rogeri LANHAM et Brigittae uxoris euis bapt. decimo quarto die Aprilis 1595

(David LANHAM son of Roger LANHAM and Bridget his wife was baptised 14 April 1595)

There were also three children whose parents were not given, who may or may not belong to this couple:

Bridgitta LANHAM bapt. fuit duodecimo die decembris 1602

(Bridget LANHAM was baptised 12 December 1602)

Susanna LANHAM bapt. fuit sexto die Februarii 1602/3

(Susanna LANHAM was baptised 6 February 1602/3)

Willmus LANHAM bapt. fuit vicesimo septimo die Januarii 1604/5

(William LANHAM was baptised 27 January 1604/5)

There was also the burial of a Roger LANHAM which may be that of the husband of Bridget, although I have no proof:

Rogerus LANHAM sepultus fuit vicesimo octavo junii 1617

(Roger LANHAM was buried 28 June 1617)

6 Baptism of Roger LANHAM

I lastly tried BURGATE circa 1560 for the baptism of Roger LANHAM who married in 1583, but although I found two separate LANHAM families, some children of Henry LANHAM and some of Stephen LANHAM, I could find nothing for a Roger. The registers for this parish begin only in 1560 and it may therefore be the case that he was born prior to this date into one of these families. I checked our index to wills proved in the Archdeaconry of Sudbury which includes the parishes of WORTHAM and BURGATE but although I found several LANHAM wills I found nothing that looked directly relevant to this particular family. There were two wills for a Stephen LANHAM, both in WORTHAM, but I do not know which person they refer to:

Stephen LANHAM yeoman of Wortham: 1608: W1/65/35

Stephen LANHAM yeoman of Wortham: 1670: W1/122174

We do not hold these wills here, as records for this archdeaconry are kept at the Bury St Edmunds branch, 77 Rain gate Street, Bury St Edmunds, 1P332AR. I could find no will for Josias LANHAM, who died in 1702 either.

Appendix D: The Journey to Find Thomas Lanham’s Grave Site in 2006

Cliff Lanham departed Madison, Alabama on 27 March 2006 and traveled to Madison Co., Kentucky, to do more research on the LANHAM’s of Madison Co. Kentucky.

This time they were assisted by Linda Ashley, a local Madison Co. genealogist with whom Cliff had been corresponding with for over a year.

Using the archives of Eastern Kentucky University, they proceeded to search for Lanham data. From the library they found the law suit between Green Clay and Thomas LANHAM. In the Clay vs. Lanham, 1806, land dispute, both were suing the other over disputed land along the Hines Creek and Jacks Creek area north of Richmond. In the court records they found a map of the land dispute and proceeded to determine the present location of the land today, 2006. The land in question is near Jacks Creek and Hines Creek. See the map below.

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Figure 404. Hines Creek

This particular land is now part of the Shiloh Point residential development. Traveling to the construction site was not a problem, however to determine the proximity of the land in question Linda Ashley had already run a reconnaissance of the area prior to Cliff arrival in KY. Coordinating with the construction company, Linda had narrowed the area of the land in question to an area now called Hines Creek St. within the subdivision.

According to the construction company a burial plot had been discovered at the corner of Upper Hines Creek St. and . The construction company did not disturb the grave site and in effect made the site a common area for the community.

See the pictures of the grave site below.

The picture looked West into the sun and to the northwest toward Hines Creek and onward to the Kentucky River. There appears to be at least two burial head or foot stones at the site ( the bottom pictures) and perhaps even a third head stone. None of the stones have markings on the stones.

The present home owner was gracious enough to allow the photography of the grave site and the opportunity to look south west to Jacks Creek and west to Hines Creeks and onward to the KY River.

Is this the grave sites of Thomas and Patience Lanham? There is another recorded cemetery about a quarter of a mile from this site with a number of readable headstones of which none were LANHAM’s.

However, this cemetery had come into existence after 1840. Thomas died in 1840 and it is assumed that Patience died about 1836.

Perhaps this is Thomas and Patience grave site. The location is right, the time is right and the style of marking the graves is right. Perhaps a DNA check would answer the question as to the individual (s) buried there. As of April 2006, Cliff sent a letter to the State of Kentucky to determine procedures to check DNA of any bones or material found at this site.

This is the unmarked grave site found at Upper Hines Creek St. in the residential area of Shiloh Estates north of Richmond and east of the Hines Creek on the former land of Thomas Lanham.

Upper Hines Creek St. in Shiloh Estates, North and a bit west of Richmond, KY.

The above two pictures show the grave stones that at this grave site on Upper Hines Creek cemetery.

There are no markings on the stones. There is no record of this site until the construction began.

Note Hines Creek running toward the KY river. Jacks creek is southwest of Hines Creek. Compare with previous map. Thomas LANHAM property along Hines Creek to Jacks Creek.

Thomas Lanham Property Hines Creek to Jacks Creek
Figure 405. MAP OF NORTHERN PART OF MADISON CO.
Madison Co. Ky Waterways
Figure 406. Madison County, KY Waterways Map

Leaving Hines Creek they drove east toward Otter Creek which is about 10 miles east of Hines creek. See map locations again.

Thank goodness that Linda Ashley was with them for there is no way they would have ever found South Fork Otter Creek and Campbell Branch Creek. Only the locals could navigate the back roads and hollows to get to the intersection of Campbell and South Fork Otter Creek, near RedHouse.

Photo on the right is the South Fork of the Otter Creek. This is the intersection of South Fork and Campbell Creeks.

Photo above looks up the Campbell Creek toward the house that has been built on a log cabin foundation.

The owner of the house stated that the house once belonged to the Green Family. Stephen sold his land and house to a Green.

At the intersection, they found three homes within 500 meters of the intersection. While looking at the creek and wondering if they were in the right location a local arrived and told them they were at the right location and that she lived on the left side of Campbell creek up the draw about a quarter of a mile. She informed them that her home was over 50 years old and that the original section of the house was actually built on top of a 150 year old log cabin. This cabin had once belonged to GREEN. Now this really peeked our interest because Stephen Lanham had sold his land to a GREEN.

The lady informed them that a local family by the name of Cosby lived down stream about a quarter of a mile might know more about prior families that had resided in the area. They had been on the land for at least two or three generations.

At the Cosby home Cliff introduced himself and Mrs. Cosby said with a surprise look, “Would you know anything about a Stephen LANHAM that married an Eleanor SELBY?”

At this point if there had been any wind blowing Cliff may have been blown over. Of course, Cliff said "Yes!" and that he was a relative. Mrs. Cosby said “He is my relative also.” Cliff and Mrs Cosby looked at each other for a few moments and then both of them started laughing and she most graciously invited them into her home.

Eleanor Selby LANHAM. Stephen’s daughter Elizabeth married a Willie Powell, part of Mrs. Cosby’s line. The Powells, Moores, Cosby, Spurlin families are interwoven in the local area. If you remember, Oran Stroud Lanham corresponded with Allie Ruth Spurlin back in the 1980’s in researching our line and Allie Ruth line is from Stephen LANHAM.

About 300 meters up the hill from Mrs. Cosby’s home is a local cemetery of Scudder’s, Parke, Fowler, and a couple of other families. Is Stephen buried in the old cemetery? We do not know yet. All of the well marked graves in the cemetery do not have any Lanham name on them.

There are 8 to ten unmarked graves. at the end of the area.

Photo is looking toward Mrs. Cosby’s home. Unmarked graves can be seen at the end of the cemetery.

There are 8-10 unmarked head stones.

Mrs. Wilma Powell Taylor , relative to Mrs. Cosby, indicated she did not think there were any LANHAM’s buried at the Scudder Cemeterey (above). However, the only recorded graves are those with legible grave stones. There is a possibility that Stephen may be buried in the Powell Cemetery near Brookstown Rd. Cliff was not able to visit the Powell Cemetery. A later check of the Powell Cemetry revealed that there is no known Lanham buried in the Powell Cemetry. However, again there are unmarked head stones in the Powell Cemetery.

While we were not able to authenticate actual grave sites of Thomas, Patience and or Stephen there is a good likelihood that we did find Thomas and Patience graves at the Upper Hines Street location.

Index


1. This info has been provided by Mrs. Alison L. West, researcher of Suffolk Co. England, in her research of Lanham records of Wortham and Burgate in 2000. The Parrish records of this data are found in the rear of this book, alone with data on other LANHAM’s obtained during this research. Copies of all recorded data can be obtained from the revising author if desired.
2. Martha Smoot Lanham, 117 Jacklyn Court, High Point, NC 27265-2024, Phone(910) 869-2349.
3. Parish register: Wortham index 1538-1716, marriages 1650-1660. "Josias LANHAM et Maria TIBBALD nupti fuerunt decimo quarto februarii 1621/22.".
4. Parish register: Wortham index 1538-1716, marriages 1650-1660. "Josias LANHAM et Maria TIBBALD nupti fuerunt decimo quarto februarii 1621/22."
5. Lanham Genealogy. By Charles B. Lanham, 1997.
6. Martha Smoot Lanham, 117 Jacklyn Court, High Point, NC 27265-2024, Phone(910) 869-2349.
7. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File ®, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.
8. Parrish registers: WORTHAM index 1538-1716 baptisms 1650-1665 marriages 1650-1660 burials 1684, 1702/03, 1652-1658 by Mrs. A.L. West researcher.
9. From Charles Co. Ejectment papers: Rozier, Henry; MSA Maryland patent libers 16:71 and WC #2:130.
10. Author: Sherry deWindt, “deWindt/Pyles and Related Families,” Updated 19 May 2004, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=2880524&I1037 (4 Feb 2007), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2880524&id=I1044 (18 Mar 2007).
11. Per Mike Williamson’s web page John and Dorothy Lannum/Lanham, http://Karenandmike.biz/Lanham.html
12. Extracts from Liber PL # 8 Folio 678, Commissioner Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland
13. Identified in Stephen Lanham’s Will (Probated 9 Sep 1806) as one of his children.
14. The Lanham Family, 1 May 1960, Vol I,II,III, Goodknight, Lillian Prewitt
15. Fredrick County Land Records, Liber K Folio 847-848.
16. Edw. Burgess‘s List #335, 1778, Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis mentioned on 29 Aug 1777, mustered, 7th Company, Lower Battalion, Montgomery County Militia.
17. Prince George’s County, Maryland, Land Records, Liber FF No.1 Folio 41, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland
18. Prince George’s County, Maryland, Land Records, II # 1 Folio 265-266, Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland
19. Prince Georges County Maryland Land Records(Deed) JRM Folio 492.
20. Bill of sale states Archibald’s father is Stephen Lanham. The Bill of Sale was Recorded the 19th day of August 1789
21. Susannah Lanham mentioned in 9 Sep 1806, Montgomery County Maryland WILL, L2:90 Made: 25 June 1806, Probated 9 Sep 1806.
22. Prince Georges County Maryland Land Records, JRM #3, Folio 352-353-354.
23. The will of Stephen Lanham, Sr., filed in Montgomery Co., Maryland, Wills, Libedr E. Folio 336-337, is dated 25 June 1806, proved 9 September 1806
24. Maryland Hall of Records, LIBER B S & G C # 23, Folio 1, Commissioner Land Office, Annapolis, Maryland
25. Probated Will, Montgomery County, Maryland, L2:90 written 25 Jun 1806, probated 9 Sep 1806. Maryland Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland.
26. Per Dianne Dearring, gggranddaughter of Margaret Lanham Beall.
27. Thomas Lanham is identified in Stephen Lanham’s Will (Probated 9 Sep 1806) as one of his children.
28. L.P.Goodknight, Lanham Pioneers and Patriots, 1962.
29. Census 1776, Prince George Couty, Maryland Records by Brumbaugh Vol. 1, page 75.
30. Every Home a Fort, Every Man a Warrior, Michael Edward Nogay, 2009
31. Draper MMS 12 CC 190, State Historical Society, Madison Wisconsin.
32. "History of Early Settlement and Indian wars of West Virginia" by Wilk De Hass, printed 1851, Wheeling, West Virginia
33. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book D, pg. 60.
34. Madison County Kentucky Will Book G, p. 93.
35. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book V, P 400.
36. Cert. 30,902 issued December 10, 1836, Act June 7, 1832 at $36.66 per an. from March 4, 1831.
37. Revolutionary War Pension Files S 30 534.
38. From emails exchanged between Vera Sapppington and Clifford W. Lanham in 2011
39. Madison County, Kentucky Court Oder Book, B, 1791-1801, ISBN 0 7884-1463-1 .
40. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book D, pg. 60.
41. Madison County, Kentucky Order Book N, p. 650.
42. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book K, p.531.
43. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book X, p. 36
44. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book W. p.300.
45. Madison Co. Circuit Order book B, p.447 to 465; Circuit documents bundles 78, box 39; bundles 99, box 48; bundle 128, box 64.
46. Madison Co. Marriage records, page 46
47. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book V, P 400.
48. Madison County, Kentucky Order Book W, p. 421.
49. Madison County, Kentucky Order Book W, P. 408 — 4 June 1839.
50. Elizabeth Lanham Hawkins data provided by research of Bev Golden.
51. Gravestone for Richard Lanham.
52. Stanley, Wilson & Wilson, Missouri Taxpayers 1819 -1826, 1979
53. We suspect Richardson to be a typo error for Richard.
54. S. Cordell Records: A Virginia Family
55. Oran Stroud Lanham’s 1984 information indicated Jackson and Polly to be our family line. The Jackson and Polly Lowe Lanham of Casey Co Ky appears to be of the Greenberry Lanham line.
56. Madison County, Kentucky Court Oder Book, B, 1791-1801, ISBN 0 7884-1463-1.
57. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book W. p.300.
58. Madison County, KY TAX List, 1787
59. Madison County Court Records, 1796
60. Madison County, Kentucky Deed Book 1 p. 64-65.
61. http://www.donfosterrealty.com/boonestrace/choicedevelopment.htm
62. Madison County Kentucky Will Book G, p. 253.
63. Madison County Kentucky Will Book H, p. 288, 1840.
64. Madison County Kentucky Will Book H, p. 438.
65. This would the brother of Thomas William Lanham, son of Stephen
66. Madison County Kentucky Will Book G, p. 253.
67. Madison County KY Deed Book K, page 496
68. "United States Census, 1840," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHTF-MCG : accessed 04 Mar 2013), Silvester Lanham, 1840.
69. History of Nodaway County, page 262, 1882 edition.
70. History of Nodaway County, page 140, 1882 edition.
71. Pioneer on the 102: Rosendale, 1946-1979, Rosendale, MO, Page 70.
72. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx?accession=MO4500.169&docClass=STA&sid=xizxik0f.l3n, Accession Nr: MO4500.169 Document Type: State Volume Patent State: Missouri Issue Date: 11/1/1848 Patent Details Patentee LANHAM, SYLVESTER Land Office: Plattsburg Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Document Number: 5873 Total Acres: 80.00, Land Descriptions State:MO, Meridian:5th PM, Twp - Rng:065N - 035W, Aliquots:W½NW¼, Section:36, County:Nodaway. Accessed 04 Mar 2013.
73. "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDZN-HTN : accessed 04 Mar 2013), Silvester Lanham, 1850.
74. Deed Book page 339-340, Dallas County, Texas
75. "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VY1B-KJV : accessed 04 Mar 2013), Sylvester Lanham, 1858.
76. "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VY1B-PJQ : accessed 03 Mar 2013), Sylvester Lanham, 1860.
77. "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VY11-C7Q : accessed 03 Mar 2013), Sylvester Lanham, 1862.
78. "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXFN-J8C : accessed 04 Mar 2013), Sylvester Lanham, , Dallas, Texas; citing p. 137, family 960; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 805292.
79. Lillian P. Goodknight line. Goodknight has three manuscripts on her family line and the Lanhams. They had children.
80. Amos Graham Recorder, History of Nodaway Ct 1888.
81. Rockwall Marriage Dates, 1876-1894, Ft Worth Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
82. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File ®, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.
83. Grave Stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads CURTIS H. LANHAM Born JAN 18, 1813 Died JAN 28, 1897.
84. Grave Stone next to Curtis H. Lanham in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads…​MARGARET L. LANHAM Born SEPT 15, 1824.
85. Oran Stroud Lanham’s Family History Research, October 1984.
86. History of Rockwall County 1842-1968 by O.L. Steger, Sr. Henington Publishing Co. Wolfe City, Texas 75496, published 1969.
87. Grave stone in Henrietta, Texas reads…​LANHAM FATHER MOTHER.
88. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File ®.
89. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of August 16, 2009, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.
90. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of February 25, 2010, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.
91. Rockwall County History, Sponsored by Rockwall County Historical Foundation, PO Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087.
92. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads SARAH E. LANHAM 1837 - 1904.
93. Photo passed down from Oran Stroud Lanham to Clifford Lanham, then to Kevin Lanham.
94. Certificate of Death for Mrs. H.D. Lanham. "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JX3K-8HR : accessed 20 Apr 2013), Mrs. H. D. Lanham, 01 Sep 1926.
95. "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFJH-1MH : accessed 20 Apr 2013), Mary Lanham in entry for Hiram Lanham, 1880.
96. History of Rockwell County 1842-1968, by O.L. Steger Sr., published 1969.
97. Rockwall Marriages, 1876-1894, Ft. Worth Chapter of DAR
98. "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXQR-HPL : accessed 20 Apr 2013), E. F. Welborn and Mollie Lanham, 22 Dec 1899.
99. put_footnote_data_here
100. Texas Death Certificate, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013, Provo, UT, USA
101. "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J65K-TMN : accessed 20 Apr 2013), Sarah G. Jacks in entry for Willie Goan Scott, 18 Mar 1931.
102. Gravestone of T.B. Lanham
103. Gravestone of Mattie E. Lanham
104. http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=usc%2f1910%2f005157173%2f00860&parentid=usc%2f1910%2f005157173%2f00860%2f014&highlights=%22%22
105. "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJMT-7ZV : accessed 04 Mar 2013), Oran S Lanham in household of Thomas B Lanham, , Jackson, Oklahoma; citing enumeration district (ED), sheet 11A, family 207, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821457.
106. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC7T-MBY : accessed 04 Mar 2013), Oran S Lanham in entry for Thomas B Lanham, 1930.
107. Reported by Clifford W Lanham
108. Self reported by O.S. Lanham in 1984
109. 1891-1959, p. 537
110. Self reported by Oleta Lanham (Colbath)
111. "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J5SY-ZJH : accessed 04 Sep 2012), Oran S Lanham, 15 December 1996; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
112. Cliff Lanham’s history was self reported by Clifford W. Lanham, 2006
113. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File ®, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.
114. Madison’s Early Pioneers, by William Chenault, page 36.
115. Final papers from the St. Louis courthouse.
116. Gravestone
117. L.P.Goodknight, Lanham Pioneers and Patriots, 1962.
118. Page 72, Scotish-Irish Settlement of Virginia, 1745-1800, VOL II by Lynn Chalkey.
119. Information from IGI CD ROM, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints 1994 Disc 5 Addendum.
120. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File ®, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.
121. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File ®.
122. Lanham Manuscripts, by Mrs. Stanley A. Williams, 1330 Kings Hwy, Dallas,TX 75208, (214) 946-7985.
123. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads…​John Chandler B. May 26, 1802 D. Aug 27, 1879.
124. Andrew County, Missouri Census of 1850 listed John as 8 yrs old.
125. Grave Stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads MARY Wife of J. CHANDLER Born Dec 14, 1801 Died Aug 25, 1877.
126. The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, USA, 16 Mar 2007, LDS temple record number: 1682157726
127. The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, USA, 18 Jul 2009, LDS temple record number: 4611951542 and 4611951583.
128. The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, USA, 16 Mar 2007, LDS temple record number: 1682157713
129. Estimated from child’s birth dates.
130. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads…​John Chandler B. May 26, 1802 D. Aug 27, 1879.
131. The Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT 84150, USA, 18 Jul 2009, LDS temple record number:4611951587
132. Rockwall County History, Sponsored by Rockwall County Historical Foundation, PO Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087.
133. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File ®, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.
134. United States Census, 1860 states, "Name: G B Jacks, Residence: , Kaufman, Texas, Ward: Kaufman, Age: 41 years, Estimated Birth Year: 1819, Birthplace: Kentucky, Gender: Male, Page: 47"
135. United States Census, 1870, " index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXG9-FWC : accessed 19 Jan 2014), Green B Jacks, Texas, United States; citing p. , family 319, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000553093. "Census for Kaufman, Texas shows household in 1870 Census as: Green B Jacks M, age 50, born in Kentucky | Lovina Jacks, F, 44, Missouri | Eliza B Jacks, F, 24, Missouri | Milton J Jacks, M, 17, Missouri | Mary A Jacks , F , 16 , Missouri | Emma J Jacks , F , 14 , Texas Josephine Jacks , F , 10 , Texas | John A Jacks , M , 8 , Texas | Rosalie Jacks , F , 4 , Texas | Emberry Jacks , M , 2 , Texas | Wilburn Williams , M , 25 , Kentucky | Nancy E Williams , F , 22 , Missouri | James L Williams , M , 4 , Texas"
136. Texas Death Certificate states, "Name: Milton J. Jacks, Death Date: 02 May 1929, Death Place: Quinlan, Hunt, Texas, Gender: Male, Race: white, Birth Date: 03 Jul 1852, Birthplace: Joplin, Mo., Marital Status: Married, Father’s Name: Green Berry Jacks, Mother’s Name: Lovina Amic, Occupation: Farmer, Burial Place: Quinlan, Burial Date: 04 May 1929
137. Family Bible Records of T.B. Lanham.
138. Death certificate for John Jacks.
139. Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2DL-654 : accessed 19 Jan 2014), Green Jacks and Lousina Amick, 1843. Shows Green Jacks married Lousina Amick on 04 Jun 1843 at Howard,Missouri.
140. Gravestone information, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=jacks&GSiman=1&GScid=667788&GRid=28304449 (accessed on 24 Feb 2013).
141. US Census 1850 shows birthplace.
142. Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. iArchives, Orem, Utah.
143. Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Rockwall, Texas; Roll: 1667; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1241667
144. 1910 United States Federal Census, Census Place: Quinlan, Hunt, Texas; Roll: T624_1566; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0134; FHL microfilm: 1375579
145. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
146. Ancestry.com. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.
147. Estimated from first child’s birth, assuming he was at least 15 years old.
148. 1880 Census shows Cassandra as widowed and having two McHall children. So the husband had to have died between the birth of Wilburn about 1878 and the Census in 1880.
149. Marriage record in Madison County, AL shows marriage as 23 Apr 1861.
150. "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD77-SKS : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Julia E. Sisk, 1880.
151. He marries Cassandra in November 1885 and is not present on the 1900 census with the family.
152. Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950, Name: Willis Ashley, Spouse’s Name: Cass. Anda Mchale, Event Date: 17 Nov 1885, Event Place: Franklin,Tennessee
153. "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," database, FamilySearch (familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNH2-6TX : 4 December 2014), Willis Ashley and Cass Audd (Unknown) Mchale, 17 Nov 1885; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry . com : 2008); citing p. 48, Franklin, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
154. "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD77-SKS : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Julia E. Sisk, 1880.
155. "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M357-VJ8 : accessed 07 Apr 2013), William H Ashley in entry for Gideon W Ashley, 1900.
156. It is not clear based on the dates, but based on the marriage of CMJ to Willis Ashley in 1885, I assume James McHale is Mattie Elizabeth’s father, but he died the year of her birth.
157. "United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZDJ-5W3 : accessed 07 Apr 2013), William Harvey Ashley, 1917-1918.
158. "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXMV-2ZK : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Harvey Ashley and Ophelia Boyd, 06 Dec 1903.
159. "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M35Q-14G : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Ophelia Boyd in entry for John B Boyd, 1900.
160. BIRTH-DEATH: Grave Marker in Martha Cemetery in Martha, Oklahoma reads…​ASHLEY C.M.J. Ashley1841-1922.
161. Marriage assumed from Cassandra’s last name used in Census, 1870 and 1880. Year estimated from Alabama 1870 census child’s age minus one year for marriage. In 1880, neither of his children know where he was born.
162. Death certificate states DOB
163. Death certificate
164. Tennessee Death certificate shows Sisk Cemetery in Estillfork, AL as place of burial.
165. Year estimated from 1870 census
166. "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JF1N-276 : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Sisk in entry for Mattie Elizabeth Robinson, 28 Jan 1920.
167. "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHKJ-R37 : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Julia Sisk, Alabama, United States; citing p. 31, family 212, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 0545526.
168. "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD77-SKS : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Julia E. Sisk, 1880.
169. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M23Y-JFZ : accessed 02 Apr 2013), Ora Horton in entry for Edith Horton, 1910. Her family is listed.
170. "Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRS1-B4W : accessed 02 Apr 2013), William Alexander Horton in entry for Cora Horton, 09 Oct 1891. Shows Name: Cora Horton, Female Birth Date: 09 Oct 1891 Birthplace: Royse City, Rockwall, Texas Father’s Name: William Alexander Horton Mother’s Name: Ead Sisk Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00011-9 System Origin: Texas-ODM GS Film number: 1513413 IT 1-4.
171. William Horton Gravestone, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=31012835&PIpi=13714603
172. https://familysearch.org/tree/?icid=fsGlobalNavFamilyTree#view=ancestor&person=KGLX-6DK&spouse=KHNS-FZQ
173. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSY2-K6B : 5 December 2014), Gordon Horton, 28 Jan 1970; citing certificate number 07562, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,218,582.
174. "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD69-T61 : accessed 02 Apr 2013), Ora Taylor, 14 Dec 1911.
175. Ancestry.com, Original data: Collin County, Texas. Marriage Index. McKinney, Texas: Collin County Vital Records Department.
176. 1900 Greer Co. Oklahoma Census
177. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, by Ancestry.com, 2012
178. Photos were in the possession of Oleta Lanham before she died. Her son has the originals now.
179. Ancestry.com. Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995. Original data: Marriage Records. Oklahoma Marriages. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, UT.
180. Probate filed in Parmer County Court by Ida
181. United States Census, 1860 for Gillespie, Texas
182. Texas Marriage Certificate.
183. United States Census, 1880 states: "Name: Ambros Colbath ; Residence: Gillespie, Texas ; Birthdate: 1854 ; Birthplace: Texas, United States ; Relationship to Head: Self ; Spouse’s Name: Jocey Colbath ; Spouse’s Birthplace: Texas, United States ; Father’s Name: _ ; Father’s Birthplace: Arkansas, United States ; Mother’s Name: _ ; Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas, United States ; Race or Color (Expanded): White ; Ethnicity (Standardized): American ; Gender: Male ; Marital Status: Married ; Age (Expanded): 26 years ; Occupation: Farmer ; Page: 296 ; Head of household Ambros Colbath Male 26 ; Spouse Jocey Colbath Female 25 ; Child Bretha Colbath Female 4 ; Cordelia Bondick Female 18."
184. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, Civil War Pensions. Name: Ambrose H Colbath, Company D, for Texas
185. US Census 1900, Travis County Texas
186. Texas Death Certificate for Alfred F. Colbath states: Name: Alfred F. Colbath; Gender: Male; Burial Date: 12 Jun 1951; Burial Place: Fredericksburg, Texas; Death Date: 10 Jun 1951; Death Place: Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas; Age: 66; Birth Date: 07 Mar 1885; Birthplace: Gillespie Co., Texas; Occupation: Laborer; Race: White; Marital Status: Widowed; Spouse’s Name: Bessie Colbath; Father’s Name: Ambrosse Colbath; Father’s Birthplace: Texas; Mother’s Name: Joicy Bundick; Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
187. U.S. Social Security Death Index, First Name: Rhoda ; Last Name: Colbath ; Birth Date: 11 September 1871 ; Place of Issuance: Texas ; Last Residence: Kerrville, Kerr, Texas ; Zip Code of Last Residence: 78028 ; Death Date: March 1968 ; Estimated Age at Death: 97
188. US Census 1920, Kerr County, Texas shows Head Alfred L Colbath, M, 51y, Spouse Rhoda L Colbath, F, 48y; Child, Alph J Colbath, M , 19y; Child, Walter L Colbath, M, 14y; Child, Curtis R Colbath, M , 12y; Child, Jessie M Colbath, F , 9y
189. Photo of Alford Colbath family from Oleta Colbath-Lanham.
190. United States Census, 1860 states: "Name: Elizabeth Colbath ; Residence: , Gillespie, Texas ; Ward: Precinct N 4 ; Age: 3 years ; Estimated Birth Year: 1857 ; Birthplace: Texas ; Gender: Female ; Page: 52 "
191. United States Census, 1880 states: Name: John Colbath; Residence: Gillespie, Texas; Birthdate: 1820; Birthplace: Arkansas, United States; Relationship to Head: Self; Spouse’s Name: Martha Colbath; Spouse’s Birthplace: Arkansas, United States; Father’s Name: _; Father’s Birthplace: Vermont, United States; Mother’s Name: _; Mother’s Birthplace: Kentucky, United States; Race or Color (Expanded): White; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Married; Age (Expanded): 60 years; Occupation: Farmer; Page: 296; John Colbath Male 60; Spouse Martha Colbath Female 50; Child Betty Colbath Female 23; Child Ellen Colbath Female 18; Child Texana Colbath Female 15; Child Rosa Colbath Female 13; Child Alfred Colbath Male 11; Luoama Neel Female 72
192. United States Census, 1880 states: Name: J. H. Colbath ; Residence: Gillespie, Texas ; Birthdate: 1859; Birthplace: Texas, United States ; Relationship to Head: Self ; Spouse’s Name: L. V. A. Colbath ; Spouse’s Birthplace: Texas, United States ; Father’s Name: _ ; Father’s Birthplace: Arkansas, United States ; Mother’s Name: _ ; Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas, United States ; Race or Color (Expanded): White ; Ethnicity (Standardized): American ; Gender: Male ; Marital Status: Married ; Age (Expanded): 21 years ; Occupation: Farmer ; Page: 296 ; J. H. Colbath Male 21 ; Spouse L. V. A. Colbath Female 16.
193. Gladys and Roxie Colbath told Oleta Colbath that Lou Kirk Was Grandpa Colbath’s half sister.
194. United States Census, 1880 states: Name: Thomas W. Colbath; Residence: Precinct 3, Gillespie, Texas; Birthdate: 1851; Birthplace: Texas, United States, Relationship to Head: Self ; Spouse’s Name: Emmillia D. Colbath; Spouse’s Birthplace: Texas, United States; Father’s Name: _; Father’s Birthplace: Arkansas, United States; Mother’s Name: ; Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas, United States; Race or Color (Expanded): White; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Married; Age (Expanded): 29 years; Occupation: Farming; Page: 290; Thomas W. Colbath, Male, 29 yrs old; Spouse Emmillia D. Colbath, Female, 19 yrs old; Child Emmillia C. Colbath Female 7 months old.
195. Texas Marriage Certificate states: Groom’s Name: T. W. Colbath; Bride’s Name: Lou Kirk; Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1891; Marriage Place: , Blanco, Texas
196. Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX36-CLJ : accessed 10 Apr 2014), T. W. Colbath and Lou Kirk, 11 Apr 1891; citing , Blanco, Texas, , reference 2:1FVWCB9; FHL microfilm 979780.
197. United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4XX-DQ6 : accessed 10 Apr 2014), Lucinda F Kirk in household of Stephen Kirk, Missouri, United States; citing p. 24, family 166, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552267.
198. Oral history by Oleta Colbath, 1995
199. Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3C4-YLT : accessed 10 Apr 2014), Nancy Colbath, 27 Oct 1958; citing certificate number 57448, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2115593.
200. Marriage Certificate for AA Colbath and Altus Williams
201. Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XVL6-2W1 : accessed 10 Apr 2014), Adrian A Colbath and Altus O Williams, 16 May 1915; citing p. 542, , Jackson, Oklahoma, United States; FHL microfilm 1939869.
202. United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZDJ-RMN : accessed 10 Apr 2014), Adrian Alfred Colbath, 1917-1918; citing Jackson County, Oklahoma, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1851782.
203. United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJMR-P8L : accessed 10 Apr 2014), Oleta Colbath in household of Adram A Colbath, Elmer, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 37, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821457.
204. James J. Freeman Gravestone in Lazbuddie, Texas
205. Brenda Jones toured the Cedar Wood Cemetery with Kevin W. Lanham and Cindy Jones in 2011.
206. Personal history report written by Perry Rufus Jones.
207. Oral report from Brenda Jones in 2011 to Kevin W. Lanham.
208. Oral report from Cynthia Marie JONES on 1996-07-30.
209. Gravestone, Lazarus Rufus Jones, 6 August 1869 13 Feb. 1930, Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Franklin, Heard, Georgia, USA.
210. Gravestone, Sarah Ann Elizabeth Jones, 4 March 1875, 22 Nov 1955, Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Franklin, Heard, Georgia, USA.
211. US Census 1930, “View Images FamilySearch.org — Free Family History and Genealogy Records.” Online. Available: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-159394-23200-61?cc=1810731&wc=MMPS-XLK:1911102529. (Accessed: 20-Aug-2012).
212. "The Head Family," published in 1988. Researched and compiled by Reginald and Katheryn Piper Head, Robert Q. and Winifred Head Barton, and Mark and Edyth Kerr Head. Copy in possession of Kevin W. Lanham.
213. Online, Beulah Frances Jones Cook, Jul. 7, 1890, May 22, 1976, Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Franklin, Heard, Georgia, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37723127
214. Online. Willie Lee Jones Ridley Brooks Jul. 28, 1892, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31247499
215. Gravestone, Dewey Hobson Jones, Apr. 29, 1899, Jul. 19, 1978, Prospect Methodist Church Cemetery, Franklin, Heard, Georgia, USA.
216. Online, Hattie Lois Jones Harris, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37685079
217. Online. Available: http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/randolph/cemeteries/cedarwd2.txt. (Accessed: 29-Aug-2012).
218. Online, Lloyd Carter Jones, Nov. 2, 1909, Aug. 14, 1930. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37512988
219. 1. US Census 1940, Enumeration district 56-17. “Search the 1940 Census - 1940 Census.” Online. Available: http://1940census.archives.gov/search/?search.city=Roanoke&search.county=Randolph%20County&search.page=1&search.result_type=image&search.state=AL#filename=m-t0627-00076-00507.tif&name=56-17&type=image&state=AL&index=9&pages=38&bm_all_text=Bookmark. (Accessed: 19-Aug-2012).
220. Online, Alon Jackson Jones, Nov. 16, 1913, Mar. 8, 1963, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37679856
221. Gravestone of Mae Belle C. Jones, b. 25 Feb 1914, d. 8 May 2003
222. Gravestone, New Hope Baptist Church, Texas, Heard, GA.
223. US Census Place District 761, Heard, Georgia , Family History Library Film 1254152, NA Film Number T9-0152, Page Number 70C
224. Birthdate stated on her death certificate.
225. Death certificate.
226. http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/index.html?year=1833&country=1
227. Judy Kilgore’s Wood Family Cemetery Survey.
228. "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC34-X6R : accessed 19 Aug 2012), Alfred N Jones in household of Alfred N Jones, Georgia, United States; citing p. 124, family 858, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 545656.
229. Information on this family from Sonny Fuller Jones Jr.
230. Census, 1850 Fed.;GA,.
231. Census, 1850 Fed.; Heard County GA.
232. Edith Jones Breen and Francine Jones Pendergrass 1975, "Our Jones Family", Privately published.
233. Recorded Deed Book O, pages 144-148
234. Laminack, Linda J(ones?) - Personal research.
235. Fuller (Sonny) Jones family history research.
236. Submitted by Peggy Miller, pmiller@olg.com
237. Cynthia Maria JONES baby book, Family Tree page. In Cindy’s possession.
238. Gravestone, Luther T Baker, b. Jun. 18, 1894, d. Nov. 10, 1949, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA.
239. Black and white photo of Luther Baker given by Carey Baker in 2012 to Kevin Lanham. Digital copy in possession of Kevin Lanham.
240. Black and white photo of Luther Baker from Carey Baker in 2012. Digital copy in possession of Kevin Lanham.
241. Black and white photo of Luther and Irma Baker given by Carey Baker in 2012 to Kevin Lanham. Digital copy in possession of Kevin Lanham.
242. "United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3PG-VKN : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Luther T Baker, 1917-1918.
243. Correspondence with Carey Baker and telephone interviews with Kevin W. Lanham in 2004 and 2011.
244. "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXDF-6M5 : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Luther Baker, 1920.
245. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/3G1B-NT2 : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Luther T Baker in entry for Earnest C Kirk, 1930. shows Luther as a boarder.
246. "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K7L8-1L5 : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Luther T Baker, Newnan, Militia District 646, Coweta, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38-3, sheet 14B, family 294, NARA digital publication T627, roll 661.
247. Online. United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9DT-2JX : accessed 16 Feb 2013), Ruth Baker in household of Chise T Baker, ED 60 Precinct 10 Roanoke Roanoke town, Randolph, Alabama, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 55, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240037.
248. Online. Gravestone, Chisel T Baker, b: Oct. 9, 1867, d: Jul. 15, 1943, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=81&GScid=22040&GRid=38867140
249. Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD1R-9C3 : accessed 13 Jan 2014), Chis Troupe Baker, 10 Jul 1943; citing reference cn 14439, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1908628.
250. Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952, birth: 09 Aug 1871 Ga,; death: 21 Mar 1938 Roanoke, Randolph Co., Ala, burial: 22 Mar 1938 Roanoke, residence: 1938 Roanoke, Randolph Co., parents: James Carter, Kate Tunnbrilt, spouse: Chisel True Baker, name: Ruth Carter Baker, burial date: 22 Mar 1938, burial place: Roanoke, death date: 21 Mar 1938, death place: Roanoke, Randolph Co., Ala, age: 66, birthdate: 09 Aug 1871, birthplace: Ga, occupation: Housewife, race: White, marital status: Married, spouse’s name: Chisel True Baker, father’s name: James Carter, father’s birthplace: Ga, mother’s name: Kate Tunnbrilt, mother’s birthplace: Ga, indexing project (batch) number: B54809-4, system origin: Alabama-EASy, source film number: 1686177 as listed in “Search Results—FamilySearch.org — Free Family History and Genealogy Records.” Online. Available: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F317-KMV. Accessed: 19-Aug-2012.
251. Online. Gibson, Bessie Baker, Oct 25, 1891, May 09, 1977; D/o Chisel T. Baker and Ruth F. Carter, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/randolph/cemeteries/cedarwd1.txt
252. Online. Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDT6-ZGC : accessed 16 Feb 2013), Chasel True Baker in entry for Ruth Carter Baker, 21 Mar 1938; citing reference cn 7125, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1908564.
253. Online. Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F317-KML : accessed 16 Feb 2013), Chisel True Baker in entry for Ruth Carter Baker, 21 Mar 1938.
254. Online. Gravestone, Ruth Carter Baker, b. Aug. 9, 1869, d. Mar. 21, 1938, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=81&GScid=22040&GRid=38867145
255. Bessie Kate Baker Gibson gravestone, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Alabama, USA.
256. Carey W. Baker also confirmed these names and where they lived, verbally to Kevin Lanham on 2012-08-19.
257. Black and white photo of Bessie Kate Baker given by Carey Baker, grandson of Chisel Baker, in 2012 to Kevin Lanham. Digital copy in possession of Kevin Lanham.
258. Online. Gravestone, Luther T Baker, b. Jun. 18, 1894, d. Nov. 10, 1949, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=81&GScid=22040&GRid=38867143
259. Online. Gravestone, Irma Head Baker, b. Dec. 8, 1895, d. Jul. 7, 1943,, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=81&GScid=22040&GRid=38867142
260. Albert Baker (43), wife Mrytis (38), father C.T. (72). Albert worked as a shoe cobler. “Search the 1940 Census - 1940 Census.” Online. Enumeration District 56-16. Available: http://1940census.archives.gov/search/?search.city=Roanoke&search.county=Randolph%20County&search.page=1&search.result_type=image&search.state=AL#filename=m-t0627-00076-00485.tif&name=56-16&type=image&state=AL&index=27&pages=40&bm_all_text=Bookmark. Accessed: 19-Aug-2012.
261. Online. Gravestone, Myrtis C Baker, b. Aug. 24, 1901, d. Oct. 11, 1986, Cedarwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Randolph, Alabama, USA. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=81&GScid=22040&GRid=38867144
262. Online. Available: http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/randolph/cemeteries/cedarwd2.txt. Accessed: 29-Aug-2012
263. Cynthia M. Jones remembers Uncle Albert and his siblings. Kevin Lanham verbally confirmed with her on 2012-08-19 and asked if she remembered any of these folks. She said Robert Joe was called, Joe, not Robert. She remembers Aunt Myrtis and Uncle Albert too.
264. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3PG-VK6 : accessed 09 Mar 2014), Joe Robert Baker, 1917-1918; citing Randolph County, Alabama, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1509436.
265. US 1930 Census in Roanoke, AL, enumeration district 56-15, sheet 2A
266. Carol Gentry, Email to Carey Baker July 2000.
267. Need to track down this reference and update it, so it is not lost in the data format conversion.
268. Census of 1860
269. Census of 1870
270. Census of 1880
271. Census of 1860
272. 1880 United States Census-District 761, Heard, Georgia; Family History Library Film 1254152 NA Film Number T9-015, Family History Library Film 1254152 NA Film Number T9-0152 Page Number 71B.
273. Ancestors of Debra Hughey Boswell Crosby, URL http://poohbos.com/genealogy/fam/fam00914. html (as of 2006-01-01)
274. "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8GW-6JZ : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Andrew J. Kitchens, 1880.
275. Reported by Sherrie Grey-Gonzales to Kevin W. Lanham in 2005
276. US Gov’t Civil War Pension records, Nat’l Archives, Wash. D.C.
277. On 10 Aug 1894 in Luas County, Ohio, appeared Sarah C. Yost, age 54, resident of Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio, petitioning for pension for Clara KA. Yost, minor daughter, born 18 Nov 1879; pension commencing 13 Aug 1894. Wife’s maiden name Sarah C. Griffin. Unk ref to date of 28 Oct 1860.
278. US Pension files, civil war veterans, Nat’l Archives, Wash., D.C.: Sarah C. Yost, born 8 May 1840, at Baughman P.O. (Now called Burton City, possibly Berlin City), Wayne County, Ohio. Maiden name Sarah C. Griffin. Married 28 April 1860, Lawrence County, Ohio.
279. Newspaper clipping (copy in possession of Sherrie Grey-Gonzales) Age at death 91. Died on a Sunday in Feindt’s Convalescent Home, Maumee. Just across state line from Petersburg, Mi. She lived most with her daughter Clara, married to Judge E.S. White of Toledo. Funeral services were held in Bernard Day Funeral Home. Charter member of Memorial U.B. Church, member of First U.B. church, and Sylvania Women’s Relief Corps.
280. Stephen Grey stated this in a verbal interview with Sherrie Grey before his death.
281. Newspaper clipping Dec 1931; She is Mrs. Emma L. Yost Smith.
282. Newspaper clipping Dec 1931; she is Mrs. Charles P. Grenfell of Dodge City, KS.
283. US 1900 Census for Evanston, Cook, Illinois, taken 6 Jun 1900, Evanston township, Ward 5, Enum Dist # 1159,Sheet # 53—​she was a stenographer; born Oct 1871, age 28, single, renting a house, living with her sister, Ada E. Yost. Ada listed as born Jun 1872, age 22, single, occupation clerk.
284. Newspaper clipping in possession of Sherrie Grey-Gonzales from Dec 1931: Ada is Mrs. S. A. Jones of Washington, D.C.
285. A note from Stephen Grey states she was the last surviving child of 12.
286. Note in possession of Sherrie Grey-Gonzales.
287. Newspaper clipping, Dec 1931; Clara is Mrs. Edward S. White of Toledo, Ohio.
288. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, extraction records.
289. Oral report from Patrick J. Merrick in 1996 to Kevin Lanham.
290. Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 shows, "Name: Patrick J Merrick, Registration District: Tipperary, Event Type: BIRTHS, Registration Quarter and Year: Apr - Jun 1929, Mother’s Maiden Name: Ryan"
291. Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 shows, "Name: Margaret Mary Ryan, Registration District: Tipperary, Event Type: DEATHS, Registration Quarter and Year: Jan - Mar 1907, Estimated Birth Year: 1857, Age (at Death): 50"
292. Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881 shows, "Name: Richard Merrick, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 27 Oct 1870, Birthplace: Tipperary, Ireland, Father’s Name: Richard Merrick, Mother’s Name: Bridget Lacy"
293. Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958 shows, "Name: Richard Merrick, Registration District: Tipperary, Event Type: MARRIAGES, Registration Quarter and Year: 1868"
294. Estimated birth from marriage date minus twelve years. Assuming had to be at least 12 to marry.
295. Mrs. Alison L. West, researcher of Suffolk Co. England, in her research of Lanham records of Wortham and Burgate in 2000.
296. Mrs. Alison L. West, researcher of Suffolk Co. England, in her research of Lanham records of Wortham and Burgate in 2000.
297. His birth date is estimated from the baptismal date.
298. Mrs. Alison L. West, researcher of Suffolk Co. England, in her research of Lanham records of Wortham and Burgate in 2000.
299. Colonial Maryland Soldiers and Sailors 1634-1734 by Henry C. Peden, Jr.
300. The inventory in Liber#13 - Folios 392-400, Hall of Record, Annapolis, MD.
301. Martha Smoot Lanham, 117 Jacklyn Court, High Point, NC 27265-2024, Phone(910) 869-2349.
302. Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis, Maryland, Original Wills, Box L Folder 12, the Will of John Lanham
303. Marriage info is from GRS CD-ROM ver 2.77, CD 4 Marriage Records.
304. The Lanham Family by Emmie Lanham Brunson.
305. St. Johns or Piscataway Parish Register, Prince George County, Maryland.
306. Lanham Genealogy. By Charles B. Lanham, 1997.
307. Inventory DD1:223 dated March 11, 1742.
308. Liber B, Folio 359, Frederick County, Maryland Land Records.
309. (Liber B. Folio 357 & c.) Liber38, Folio 565 PGCo) Land Records of Frederick County, Maryland.
310. T No, 1 - fol. 4 - Will of Winifred Lanham
311. Bill of Sale recorded 19 August 1789.
312. Maryland Records, Vol. I, p49
313. Edw. Burgess‘s List #335, 1778, Maryland Hall of Records, Annapolis.
314. Monongalia Records, Court, Vol.1:1776-1799.
315. Vol 1:1776-1799, District Superior and County Courts.
316. Land Office Grants No. 51, 18021803, p. 123 ( reel 117) Library of VA, Richmond; also Deed BOOK 5 p-477 His inventory was 10-281811.
317. 2. Probated Will, Montgomery County, Maryland, L2:90 written 25 Jun 1806, probated 9 Sep 1086. Maryland Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland.
318. Federal Census Report. 1790 Maryland - Prince Georges, Montgomery and Charles Counties.
319. Standard Genelogical Approximation based on 1790 census listing a 16 yr old male in the home.
320. Standard Genelogical Estimation based from 1790 census data.
321. 1810 Census the family was in Frederick County, VA with some 9 children.
322. Federal Census Report. 1790 Maryland - Prince Georges, Montgomery and Charles Counties.
323. Deed book C, p 708 and Deed book E, p 313
324. L.P. K book 1962
325. Madison Co. Book B 1791-1800
326. Allie Ruth Spurlin of East Ky. Un. Line, KY
327. Kentucky Marriage Register Indexes, Madison Co. 1849
328. Lanham Genealogy. By Charles B. Lanham, 1997.
329. Marriage records 1787-1843. Robert and Phyllis Selby, 1981
330. Madison County: 200 Years in Retrospect, William Ellis, H. E. Everman, & Richard Sears, published by the Madison County Historical Society, 1985.
331. Brumbaugh, Vol 1, page 131.
332. Lanham Genealogy. By Charles B. Lanham, 1997.
333. Ancestry Family Trees, Online publication - The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry member, Page number: Ancestry Family Trees, Actual text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=6036453&pid=-1170375286, Contributor: jkirk
334. http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/e/g/Patricia-L-Weger/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0380.html
335. Madison County Kentucky Marriage Records Vol I, 1786-1822, compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery.
336. US Census 1850
337. Madison County Mrg. Contr. p1-149
338. Madison County Marriages BK 3W-34
339. Madison County Kentucky Marriage Records Vol II 1823-1851, compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery.
340. Madison County Kentucky Marriage Records Vol III 1852-1876, compiled by Bill and Kathy Vockery.
341. Listed on the 1830 St. Louis County, Missouri census.
342. Missouri Historical Bulletin, "The Diary of a Yankee Farmer in MO" 1815-1816 by Stephen Hempstead.
343. Much of this information was obtained from researchers Carolyn Schaeffer (Missouri), Linda Ashley (Kentucky) and Beverly Golden (Missouri). Thank you for your research.
344. Missouri Rangers in the Indian Wars (War of 1812) by Robert E. Parkin, 1961
345. St. Louis Probate Records 1804 - 1849, C:31-32
346. Information from IGI CD ROM, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints 1994 Disc 5 Addendum.
347. Records of Morgan County, Illinois Married by John Woolcoms, JP, Page 3, Book A.
348. Proud Heritage, Pioneer Families of Dallas County, 1986 published by the Dallas County Pioneer Association.
349. Lanham Manuscripts, by Mrs. Stanley A. Williams, 1330 Kings Hwy, Dallas,TX 75208, (214) 946-7985.
350. War of 1812 Veterans in Texas, 1979, by Mary Smith Fay, p. 97 (this is a compilation source, should check original source.
351. General Guide to DAR Magazine, Volume 50, page 350, 1917, #5112"Jesse Elam who m. Rosa Evans was the father of Isaac El.
352. Page 3, Book A, Records of Morgan County, Illinois Married by John Woolcoms, JP.
353. 1850 Census in Nodaway County, Missouri
354. 1860 Census in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri
355. 1860 Census in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri
356. The 1850 Nodaway Co. census
357. 2. Jacob and Andy Shepherd listed in Goodspeed History of Andrew Co., Missouri, as some of the earliest settlers in the Benton and Platte Townships of Andrew County.
358. "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3G9-63V : 5 December 2014), Clara Lanham in entry for Martha Jane Mcneil, 17 Jan 1918; citing Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, reference 15, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,509.
359. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDQJ-XV3 : 30 December 2015), C Shepherd in entry for A Shepherd, 1860.
360. "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N32R-F9C : 5 December 2014), Clara Lanham in entry for Amanda Graves, 18 Jul 1910; citing Cle Elum, Kittitas, Washington, reference 112, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,991,661.
361. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNCL-T8G : 24 December 2015), Clara Shepherd in household of Andrew Shepherd, Silverton, Marion, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district ED 85, sheet 125D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1082; FHL microfilm 1,255,082.
362. "United States Marriages, 1733-1990," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V29M-4NN : 5 December 2014), Theodor T. Cooper and Mary L. Shepherd, 04 Dec 1881; citing , Yakima, Washington, reference ; FHL microfilm 928,374.
363. "Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N3P9-LD2 : 5 December 2014), Clara Lanham in entry for Mary L Cooper, 04 Aug 1925; citing Yakima, Yakima, Washington, reference rn 201, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 2,022,312.
364. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDZF-QCN : 9 November 2014), Claris Shepherd in household of Andrew Shepherd, Nodaway county, Nodaway, Missouri, United States; citing family 234, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
365. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDQJ-XV3 : 30 December 2015), C Shepherd in entry for A Shepherd, 1860.
366. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV29-FM11 : 13 December 2015), Clara Shepherd, 1896; Burial, Silverton, Marion, Oregon, United States of America, Miller Cemetery; citing record ID 53255234, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
367. Information from IGI CD ROM, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints 1994 Disc 5 Addendum.
368. Lanham Manuscripts, by Mrs. Stanley A. Williams, 1330 Kings Hwy, Dallas,TX 75208, (214) 946-7985.
369. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXFN-334 : 30 December 2015), B G Lanham, 1860.
370. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFNS-VC9 : 24 December 2015), Benj G Lanham, Precinct 3, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 63, sheet 223D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1299; FHL microfilm 1,255,299.
371. Sandi Gorin, Dallas County, Texas
372. Dallas County Marriages, Dallas genealogical Society, 1978, Vol 1, BooksA-E, Page 26.
373. A.C. Morgan of East Dallas has an extensive data base on B.G. Lanham and their descendants.
374. Dallas County Marriages, Dallas genealogical Society, Vol 2., Book F, Page22.
375. Dallas County Marriages, Dallas genealogical Society, Vol 2., Book F, Page 45 Stated Lanham, S./L.S. was the groom
376. Dallas County Marriages, Dallas genealogical Society, Vol 2., Book F, Page14.
377. Dallas County Marriages, Dallas genealogical Society, Vol 2., Book F, Page16.
378. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K39D-TJK : 5 December 2014), B G Lanham in entry for Mary C Ferguson, 20 Apr 1946; citing certificate number 16963, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,218,356.
379. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFNS-VC9 : 24 December 2015), Benj G Lanham, Precinct 3, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 63, sheet 223D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1299; FHL microfilm 1,255,299.
380. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads SARAH E. LANHAM 1837 - 1904.
381. Rockwall County History, Sponsored by Rockwall County Historical Foundation, PO Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087.
382. IGI CD ROM - Film number is for official temple record which contains no additional information. Film Call Number 17608.
383. Texas Death Certificate states, "Name: Sarah Jane Lanham, Death Date: 23 Aug 1933, Death Place: Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, Gender: Female, Race: White, Death Age: 88 years 11 months 22 days, Birth Date: 01 Oct 1844, Birthplace: Don’t Know, Marital Status: Widowed, Spouse’s Name: T.B. Lanham,Father’s Name: Isham Farmer, Father’s Birthplace: Don’T Know, Mother’s Name: , Mother’s Birthplace: Don’T Know, Occupation: Housewife, Burial Place: Rockwall, Tex., Burial Date: 24 Aug 1933"
384. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads LANHAM Sarah J. John 1844-1933 1864-1930.
385. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K331-51V : 5 December 2014), W T Lanham, 07 Apr 1933; citing certificate number 17509, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,359.
386. Grave Stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads WILLIAM C. LANHAM 1850-1933.
387. History of Rockwall County 1842-1968 by O.L. Steger, Sr. Henington Publishing Co. Wolfe City, Texas 75496, published 1969.
388. Grave Stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads SUSAN Wife of W.C. LANHAM Died Sept 22, 1890 Aged 38 Yrs 1 Mo 8 days.
389. Rockwall Success (newspaper) as quoted by the 24 JAN 1947 issue titled"Old News from the files of Success - 1890""M.
390. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads LANHAM Benona B. Lillie W.1872-1966 1879-1968.
391. Birth date 9-14-1872 is from GRS CD-ROM ver 2.77, CD 17 Birth Records, AAI Birth Records Extraction.
392. Rockwall County History, Sponsored by Rockwall County Historical Foundation, PO Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087.
393. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads…​ BLACKETER Thelma L. Roy C.1905-1985 1904-19.
394. Grave Stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads EDNA Dau of W.C. & S.A. LANHAM Born Oct 27, 1877 Died Feb 2, 1890.
395. Grave Stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads LEONIDAS Son of W.C. & S.A. LANHAM Born Jul 10,1880 Died Jul 6, 1881
396. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery reads E.M. STOUT Mar 3, 1881 - Jan 27, 1915.
397. Grave Stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads OMA Dau of W.C. and Josie LANHAM Born June 4, 1895 Died Oct 28, 1896.
398. Rockwall County History, Sponsored by Rockwall County Historical Foundation, PO Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087
399. Texas Death Certificate states, "Name: Willie Goan Scott, Death Date: 18 Mar 1931, Death Place: Rockwall, Robertson, Texas, Gender: Male, Race: White, Death Age: 63 years 7 months 16 days, Birth Date: 22 Jul 1867, Birthplace: Texas, Marital Status: Married, Father’s Name: J.T. Scott, Father’s Birthplace: Tex., Mother’s Name: Sarah G. Jacks, Mother’s Birthplace: Mo., Occupation: Salesman, Burial Place: Rockwall, Tex., Burial Date: 19 Mar 1931"
400. History of Rockwell County 1842-1968, by O.L. Steger Sr., published 1969.
401. Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 shows, "Groom’s Name: William Scott, Bride’s Name: Lula Lanham, Marriage Date: 17 Mar 1887, Marriage Place: , Rockwall, Texas
402. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
403. Grave stone in Rockwall Cemetery, Rockwall, Texas reads…​Jessie B. Scott1867-1931. His gravestone is next to Lula.
404. Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1934 shows, Name: Leon Scott, Event: Birth, Event Date: 14 Jul 1917, Event Place: Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas, Gender: Male, Father: William Green Scott, Mother: Jessie Bell Dorsey
405. Submitted by Edna Earle Scott
406. Rockwall County History, Sponsored by Rockwall County Historical Foundation, PO Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087
407. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
408. U.S. Census 1900 for Rockwall, Texas
409. Rockwall Success (newspaper) as quoted by the 13 Dec 1946 issue titled "Old News from the files of Success - 1912"
410. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
411. Rockwall County History, Sponsored by Rockwall County Historical Foundation, PO Box 916, Rockwall, Texas 75087
412. Texas Death Certificate, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013, Provo, UT, USA
413. Oran Stroud Lanham family research, 1984.
414. U.S., Find A Grave Index, Ancestry.com, 2012, Provo, UT, USA
415. "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXQR-HPL : accessed 20 Apr 2013), E. F. Welborn and Mollie Lanham, 22 Dec 1899.
416. "Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K332-6QZ : accessed 20 Apr 2013), Emit Forist Wilborn, 1932.
417. "United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images,FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZXT-SHM : accessed 20 Apr 2013), Emmit Fonst Welborn, 1917-1918.
418. US Census 1900, Rockwall, Texas
419. 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Collin, Texas; Roll: T624_1539; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0004; FHL microfilm: 1375552
420. 1900 Census shows him at 3.9 years and born in 1862.
421. 1900 Census shows Tom Sisk born in Tennessee.
422. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD77-SVX : 15 July 2017), Thomas Sisk in household of John Sisk, District 5, Franklin, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 90, sheet 76B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1254; FHL microfilm 1,255,254.
423. "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QK4B-CF61 : 14 July 2015), Thomas Sisk and Walter E Mchale, 30 Jul 1884; citing Franklin, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,148,922.
424. Death certificate states date of birth
425. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS8F-457 : 22 January 2015), Agnes Sisk in household of Tom Sisk, Civil District 5, Franklin, Tennessee, United States; citing sheet 1B, family 19, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,569.
426. Death Certificate, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMS-WSGT : 3 April 2015), Walter Mchale in entry for Ester Gifford, 1960.
427. "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QKZ9-2D5R : 21 July 2015), Lee Gifford and Esther Sisk, 18 Dec 1917; citing Jackson, Alabama, United States, county courthouses, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,029,809.
428. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/32HS-96Z : accessed 16 October 2017), Esther Gifford in household of Lee Gifford, Princeton, Jackson, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 41, sheet 5A, line 43, family 94, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 21; FHL microfilm 2,339,756.
429. "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JF42-99V : 27 November 2014), Thomas Sisk in entry for John R. Sisk, 26 Dec 1961; citing reference 29051, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,908,968.
430. "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J69P-27X : 27 November 2014), W. Thomas Sisk, 26 Feb 1948; citing reference cn 5228, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,908,827.
431. Death certificate
432. Tennessee Death certificate shows Sisk Cemetery in Estillfork, AL as place of burial.
433. Death: Probate filed in Parmer County Court
434. Verbally reported by Oleta Lanham to Kevin W. Lanham in 1986.
435. This info on the W.P. Williams family was given by Lindsey and Tenna Williams (Lindsey is a son of Arthur) from Littlefield, Texas.
436. "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JX9G-HH7 : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Frank Roberson in entry for Ella White Blakeman, 28 Apr 1914.
437. Birthdate estimated as at least 18 years old before birth of first child and 20 before second child.
438. "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHKJ-R37 : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Julia Sisk, Alabama, United States; citing p. 31, family 212, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 0545526.
439. "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD77-SKS : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Julia E. Sisk, 1880.
440. "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDSX-CZZ : accessed 07 Apr 2013), John F. Robbinson and Elizabeth Sisk, 18 Jul 1876.
441. "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JF1N-276 : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Sisk in entry for Mattie Elizabeth Robinson, 28 Jan 1920.
442. "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXQR-75R : accessed 07 Apr 2013), W. E. Blakeman and Ella Robinson, 05 Sep 1897.
443. Photos passed down from Oran Stroud Lanham to Clifford Lanham, then to Kevin Lanham.
444. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JRYB-559 : 20 May 2014), Cliffie M Ray, 05 Jun 1992; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
445. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M292-Q4N : 29 October 2015), Cliffie M Lanham in household of Thomas B Lanham, Justice Precinct 4, Clay, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 34, sheet 12A, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,551.
446. "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N9QP-D5C : 24 June 2016), James B Ray and Cliffie Marie Lanham, 1940.
447. Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957." Index. FamilySearch, from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. Digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records.
448. Photos passed down from Cliffie or Oran Stroud Lanham to Clifford Lanham, then to Kevin Lanham.
449. Reported by Kevin W. Lanham
450. United States Census, 1930, Valliant, McCurtain, Oklahoma
451. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZDF-5L5 : accessed 11 Nov 2013), Walter Lee Ray, 1917-1918; citing McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1851808.
452. U.S. Census 1920 for Martha Township, Jackson County, Oklahoma. Name: G W Ashley, Residence: , Jackson, Oklahoma, Estimated Birth Year: 1877, Age: 43, Birthplace: Tennessee, Relationship to Head of Household: Self, Gender: Male, Race: White, Marital Status: Married, Father’s Birthplace: North Carolina, Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee, Sheet Number: 5, Household: Name, Gender, Age: Head, G W Ashley, M, 43y; Spouse, Dovie Ashley, F, 39y; Child, Cecil Ashley, M, 18y; Child, Elmer Ashley, M, 16y; Child, Daton Ashley, M, 14y
453. United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZDJ-5WS : accessed 13 Nov 2013), Gideon Welborn Ashley, 1917-1918; citing Jackson County, Oklahoma, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 1851782.
454. Gravestone of Gid and Dovie.
455. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLQM-LG8 : accessed 07 Apr 2013), G W Ashley, 1910.
456. "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJMT-SKJ : accessed 07 Apr 2013), Dovie Ashley in entry for G W Ashley, 1920.
457. United States Social Security Death Index, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J58M-54D : accessed 13 Nov 2013), Elmer Ashley, July 1970; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
458. Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1802-1995," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XVLX-Q5J : accessed 13 Nov 2013), Dayton A Ashley and Ferna Mcannally, 1926.
459. Photos passed down from Oran Stroud Lanham to Clifford Lanham, then to Kevin Lanham.
460. Grave Marker in Martha Cemetery, Martha, Oklahoma reads…​Jasper N. Shipman 1872-1953.
461. Grave Marker in Martha Cemetery in Martha, Oklahoma reads…​Callie R. Shipman1878-1966.
462. Oral History of Jessie Kate Shipman on 12-27-1995.
463. U.S. Census 1920 for Martha Township, Jackson County, Oklahoma.
464. Grave Marker in Martha Cemetery, Martha, Oklahoma reads…​Erwin H. Shipman1900-1937.
465. Grave Marker in Martha Cemetery reads…​Carl Shipman, Son of J.N. and C.R. Shipman 3 July 1905 - 30 Apr 1924.