Betty Williams,77, of the Arbors of Marietta Nursing home, formerly of Vienna, passed away Dec. 29th 2006 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born Betty Huddleston, Oct. 7th 1929 in Glendale, Arizona., a daughter of the late Dale Norman Huddleston and Ida Grace Daniel. She was a homemaker and worked part-time as a hair dresser. She was member of the Camden Ave Church of Christ and a faithful loving servant of God.
Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years, Cecil, two sons, MW, LW, 5 daughters, Cecilia Lyons of Belpre, Ramona Grogan of Beaufort, S.C., Dory King of Albany, Wva., Tracy Lyons, and Cheryl Teague of New Mexico; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Doran Huddleston of California; and two sisters; Norma Gore of Angwin, Ca., Patricia Dilday Clark of Twin falls, Idaho.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Following Betty's wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave, Vienna,
APPARENTLY THERE ARE A FEW IN THIS HUDDLESTON LINEAGE WHO REFUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THEIR FAMILY LINE. THEY REFER TO THE FAMILY BIBLE WHICH IS LIKE MANY OTHER FAMILY BIBLES, IT HAS SOME HOLES THAT NEED TO BE FILLED. THE FAMILY BIBLE HAS INFORMATION IN IT THAT IS NOT ACCURATE, AND THIS IS DUE TO THE MIS-SPELLING OF SOME OF THE SURNAMES.
LET ME EXPLAIN THESE MISTAKES. The information is like some other family lines where names get mis-spelled or are incorrectly heard or wrote down improperly. If people would just RESEARCH the line, for themselves, they would find that what is wrote down in there Family Bible has mistakes in it. First off, Birth Records, Marriage Records, Census Records and Death Records are a reliable source of information when it come to this family line. There are many who know beyond a shadow of a doubt, in this family line, that the findings that are listed on this page, are True & Accurate". John W Huddleston born Feb 1865 in Alabama, married Hattie Lorina Chitwood born June 10 1870 in Arkansas. John and Hattie were married 17 July 1890 by D.C. Hardin in Crawford County Arkansas. This marriage is listed in the marriage Record book in Crawford county Arkansas, on page 49. Make no mistake, this is the same John W.Huddleston listed here on this Web Site, and the Records prove that it is he, along with eyewitness accounts of his life and times, and it is also the same Hattie Huddleston who died Feb 25th 1955 in San Diego County, California, on which it states on her death certificate who her parents were; A. M. Chitwood and her mother was Mary Ann Tompkins.
The confusion comes in from where Hattie's maiden name is wrote down incorrectly, most liklely by mistake, as Thompson. Such is not the case! First off, you can search till your hearts desire and you will never find a "Hattie Thompson" born 10 June 1870 in Arkansas, especially in the county where Hattie was born. No Hattie Thompson can be found with that birth date. Secondly, Hattie's mother's name was "Tompkins", not "Thompson". What I believe happened here was that the name "Tompkins, which sounds very much like "Thompson" was just wrote down incorrectly. This is more than likely what happened. Not everything that is wrote down in a Family Bible can be considered Accurate. There are many Family Bibles out there with mistakes in them, surnames mis-spelled or dates incorrectly wrote down. Any one who has researched their family lines knows that there will always be mistakes and things do get wrote down incorrectly. Thirdly, Hattie Huddleston's death certificate clearly shows who her parents were. Listd on her death Certificate are her parents names; Father: A.M.Chitwood, mother: Mary Ann Tompkins. The Records from Arkansas on Hattie and John W. Huddleston clearly show that Hattie's last name was Chitwood, as it states on her Marriage record to John W.Huddleston. Those who refuse to believe this, need to look clearly at the record, for surely the records on John W. Huddleston and his wife Hattie are clear and Accurate and are proof that Chitwood was clearly Hattie's maiden name and that Hattie's mother's surname was Tompkins. Sometimes when things get handed down by word of mouth, they can get twisted around, and such is the case with John W.Huddleston and Hattie Chitwood. I stand by my findings and CHALLENGE anyone to produce any documents showing that my findings or my research is incorrect or inaccurate. There may be those who refuse to believe the TRUTH about this line, and that's OKAY. They have that right to do so. But do not question the findings unless you have done the research. Do not Kill the Messenger for he only delivers what Truth he has been discharged to bring forward.
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1870 Census, Moulton, Alabama, Lawrence County.
What this 1870 census confirms , along with other census's, is exactly what is in my mother's bible, as well as, her mother's bible and other relatives family bible: Joh W. Huddleston, born, Feb 1, 1865-66 in Moulton, Alabama. This is what is exactly written in the family Bible, other names are, David Crocket Huddleston, Nancy Jones, with birthplaces listed as Tenn and North Carolina, as well as Alabama. Make no mistake my Huddleston relatives, this is your descendant family line!!!
The family Bible does not state that John W. Huddleston's middle name was Walden. I have found no records to indicate that to be true. Those who lived with him and grew up around him knew his middle name as Walter. Besides, I have yet to find a John Walden Huddleston listed anywhere within the genealogy of the Huddleston's, born in 1865-66 in Alabama, and the family Bible clearly states that John W. Huddleston was born in Alabama in 1865 in Moulton, Alabama as do the Census records out of Arkansas which put him being born abt 1865-66. Some say that this John W. Huddleston was related to Davey Crockett's granddaughter and that she had a son named, Davey Crockett Huddleston, the name does appear in the family Bible and from what I have researched does not put this John W. Huddleston related to Davey Crockett in any way, shape or form.
1880 Census, Lawrence Co, Alabama:
1900 Census Choctaw nation Indian Territory, Howe, Arkansas:
There can be no doubt, after viewing the evidence that this is the family lineage of Dale Norman Huddleston and his siblings.
Hattie Lorina Chitwood (huddleston) born 6-10-1870-(source: Calif. Death records) died, 2-25-1955
HATTIE LORINA CHITWOOD (HUDDLESTON)
Hattie Lorina Chitwood was the daughter of Aurelius Monesco Chitwood and Mary Ann Tompkins. Hattie's mother died in 1874, when Hattie was only 8 years old. Hattie's father re-married in 1879. Secondary sources show that Hattie was not living in her father's household in 1880, and she was shown to have married John W. Huddleston in 1890 in Crawford county Arkansas. Census records show John & Hattie Huddleston living in, Sebastian Co. Arkansas, Fort Smith in 1900. John was working as a Teamster. 1910 shows them living in Seminole Co. Oklahoma, Lincoln. 1920 census shows John & Hattie living in Davis, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie Co.....According to Huddleston relatives who lived with Hattie & John for a while, the settled in Vian, Oklahoma. John Huddleston died from a tumor on his brain and was buried by a river bank with only a stone to mark his grave. This is verified by those who attended the funeral and the burial of John Huddleston. John & Hattie had a farm, but they were very poor. After John's death, Hattie later moved out to California to live with Huddleston relatives. I am told that Hattie was called Hallie, and that one of Clyde Huddleston's children was named "Hallie" after her. But for the record, Hattie was her name, and I have seen it spelled in different ways, "Hatty, Hety, Haty" but her death certificate list her name as "Hattie"
Hattie Chitwood's father, Aurelius M. Chitwood, served in the 4th cavalry in the Union Army in Arkansas, 1863. Records show that Aurelius Chitwood was a Deputy Marshall in Arkansas.
A.M. Chitwood Document (Hattie Chitwood's Father)
1. Marshall Chitwood on the right sitting down---2.Aurelius Chitwood---3.Aurelius Chitwood/SawMill Owner
Aurelius Monseco Chitwood, was a Civil War Veteran. He served in Law Enforcement for 50 years, as a U.S. Marshall and U.S. Deputy Marshall under Judge Parker in Arkansas for 15 years. He served for the Dawes Commission until 1904.
Aurelius's parents moved from near Chatanooga, Tenn to Arkansas by River Boat in 1851. He helped is parents farm and worked the saw mills. His parents were; Russell B. Chitwood and Sarah Moore.
In 1863 Aurelius Chitwood married, Mary Ann Tompkins, daughter of J.B.Carroll Tompkins. Mary Ann and Aurelius had 6 children together.
Mary Ann Tompkins died in 1874 and for a while Aurelius parents tried to take care of them while Aurelius continued his Marshalling duties. However, apparently the children were eventually farmed out, especially after Aurelius re-married in 1878 to Emily Wilkins Griffth. She did not enjoy taking care of Aurelius's children from his first marriage. i know that Hattie was not happy with her father's marriage to Emily, and Emily and Hattie more than likely did not get along well
I know that my mom's grandmother, Hattie Chitwood carried a lot of resentment toward her father for giving away his children. Hattie was the oldest of Aurelius's children by his 1st wife. She was told at an early age, that she was an Illegitmate child of Aurelius M. Chitwood. That is what she was led to believe and that is what she told her Children and grandchildren, but that is far from the truth. This more than likely comes from Hatties own bitterness toward her father. Kinda like burning down you whole house just to kill a rat. That's what bitterness does to some people who just won't forgive! I have been told that Hattie and her father A.M.Chitwood did resolve their differences at a later time in their lives. But it took many years for that to come about and life is too short to hold resentment in your heart!
IN MEMORY OF DALE (POP) HUDDLESTON, my grandfather
Dale Norman Huddleston is the son of John and Hattie (Chitwood) Huddleston. Born 12-16-1897, died 4-23-1957. Dale Huddleston was a Union Plummer. When he retired, he moved to Jacumba, California, a little mountain town where he and his wife, Ida, bought a house. As a child I remember going to visit my Grandfather, we simply called him, "Pop Huddleston". I remember that every time we visited, Pop would always have an old cigar box filled with stuff for us, toys, candy, marbles. When it snowed up in the mountains when we were there, Pop would help us make Snow Ice Cream. Dale (pop) Huddleston loved to go up into the mountains of California and look for gold. He had all kinds of equipment to aid him in his search.
Dale Huddleston was putting some boards over a patio area he had attached to his house. He decided he would just lay them on, even though they were longer than the original boards, and then just cut them off even with his Skill Saw after he laid them down. He laid all the boards, then fired up his Skill Saw and began cutting. The Skill Saw had no protective safety cover for the blade, Dale had removed it apparently. While he was sawing the boards, the Skill Saw hit a nail and jumped up and lacerated his leg. Dale bled to death in his wife's arms. On his death certificate, it clearly states, cause of death, "Tramatic laceration, right femoral artery....inflicted 12 inch laceration on right thigh while working with Skill Saw".
Dale Huddleston's draft registration.
THE WRITINGS OF DALE HUDDLESTON:
LISTENING TO THE STARS
I love to sit upon the mountain and listen to the stars
Dear old Unranus, also Venus, Mercury and Mars
The powerful Jupiter, Orianand, mysterious old Neptune
Pluto, and the queen of them all: The majestic bright moon
On the silent wings, the twighlight brings them nearer to Earth's sod
I can feel the vibrant sequel of their service to man and God
By Dale Huddleston, (c) (p)
If I were going out to move the souls of men
I would talk of the glories of Goodness and not the horrors of Sin
We must look upward, always upward if we wish a lasting crown
For we cannot climb to the heights of Glory, If we are always looking down
by Dale Huddleston (c) (p)
Tremendously, do I enjoy the rapturous intoxication of Spiritual Wine of Inspiration
by Dale Huddleston
MIND AND FEATURES
The mouldings of the features is influenced by mind condition, Which is revealed in expression of the eyes
by Dale Huddleston
Eternal progress is the fruit of Wisdom...by Dale Huddleston
Clyde Huddleston's draft registration
Dale Norman Huddleston married Ida Grace Huddleston.Out of this union these children were born:
Norma Huddleston married Odis Youngblood. Odis committed suicide. Norma married Mac Gore. Norma and Mac had a pack oif kids, football team size, I think??
Betty Huddleston married Pvt. Clement Joseph McLaughlin US Marine Corps. This marriage produced one child, which was concieved before marriage, Cheryl C. McLaughlin. Clement or Joe as he was called, Left Betty after 6mos of marriage. The marriage was dissolved and Joe was ordered to pay $40.00 a month in child support, which he never paid. A year later, Betty married Cecil Williams, US Navy and had 5 more children.
I do not have a lot of information on the McLaughlin's, but here is what I do know.
Clement Joseph McLaughlin was born 17 May 1924 in Philadephia, Pa. He served in the US Marine Corps during WWII. His highest rank was Private. I assume he only served a 2 year hitch. He died in Philadelphia. Pa on, 27 Sept 2000. He is buried at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Pa. I am not certain, but believe that Clement Joseph's father was, Clement McLaughlin who lived in Philadelphia, Pa in 1930 with what I believe was his wife's parents, Joseph and Anna Faighu on 1252 North 18th St.
This all makes sense that Clement Joseph Mclaughlin was the son of Mary Faighu and Clement Mclaughlin, being that his first name was, "Clement" and his middle name was, "Joseph", therefore he was named after his father and his grandfather.
THE HUDDLESTON DIAMOND MINE DANIEL FAMILY LINE Ida Grace Daniel, married Dale Norman Huddleston in Arizona. FATHER: Henry Daniel-b-8/1873 in Alabama (source) Huddleston family Bible MOTHER: Marie Daniel, maiden name was Fisher, and she was related to the late Eddie Fisher, the singer. Marie was also known as Minnie and Mamie. She was born in Lansing, Michigan in 3/31/1880 and died 11/7/1939, (source)Huddleston family Bible. Children: George, Lawrence, Styna, Archie, Ida, and Lorinne, there may have been more?
This story is true and has been published by various magazines, as well as, John Huddleston's Son's and Grandchildren, who knew him when they were growing up.
In 1911, an article was published in many newspapers across United States. The articles subtitle was: "DISCOVERY OF PRECIOUS STONE DEPOSITS IN ARKANSAS JUST AS RICH AS THOSE IN AFRICA." The article went on to tell of a farmer who had discovered diamonds on his property with a better quality than those in the African Diamond mines. This farmer was John Huddleston.
The story of John Huddleston and his discovery of diamonds on his farm is well known to the people of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Just outside of this town, John Huddleston had his farm.
John Huddleston could not read or write. He was not an educated man and he was a man of few words. John Huddleston lived outside of a town called, Murfreesboro in Arkansas. John Huddleston came to Arkansas and gave a pig as a down payment on 160 acres of farm land. One day he noticed something unusual about the soil on his property. He seen some shiny flakes in the soil. One day John began doing some panning of the soil on his property. He panned the shiny flakes of yellow. When he did this, the flakes floated on the water. John Huddleston was smart enough to know that it wasn't gold, because gold being heavy would have sunk to the bottom of the pan instead of floating. John Huddleston did find two unusual Rocks unlike any crystal he had ever seen. He came to the conclusion that the Rocks he found may be diamonds. So he bought an old grinder. He ask the man he bought it from, "what would it cut?". The man replied, "anything but diamonds". John took the grinder home with him.
After John got home, he set the grinder up and began trying to grind the stones he had found. To his surprise, the stones wore a groove in the grinding stone and the stones themselves were not even scratched. John was now convinced that what he found were diamonds.
The next morning John Huddleston woke up and headed for the bank in town. He asked the bank employee how much they would give him for the stones. The employee said, "50 cents a stone." John got really upset, and swore up and down that the stones were diamonds. He raised such a ruckuss that the bank manager finally came out of his office to see what was going on. John persuaded the manager to send the stones off for evaluation to New York, where one of the nations top gemologist examined them. His verdict upon examining the stones: "they were diamonds of the finest quality".
John Huddleston sold his farm for $36,000.00. His reasoning for letting his farm go for that price was; He knew nothing about diamond mining and he thought that $36,000.00 would be enough to support his family for the rest of his life. $36,000.00 in the early 1900's was a lot money for that time period. John had an old safe that he use to keep that money in. He use to leave the safe door cracked open on it, because John could not read, so the combination lock was of no use to him. One day he accidently closed the safe door. Not knowing how to read numbers, he took his six shooter and shot the dial of the safe. The safe can still be seen today, on display at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.
The first automobile ever purchased in Murfreesboro. Arkansas was bought by John Huddleston. Local residents would tell of how John would drive it around the courthouse and show it off.
John Huddleston spent all of his money and died in poverty. When John Huddleston was buried, there was no headstone or cross put over his burial place. Just an ordinary river rock marks his final resting place, the place of the man who found the first American Diamond.
I do not know much about this side of my Mother's family line. Only a few bits and pieces, and I am still researching the family. I do know that this Daniel line came out of Decateur, Alabama, and later settle in Arizona, then southern California. But, Here is what I do know.......
Ida Grace Daniel-b- 8/13/1904,-d- 4-20-1987,Calif
Marie and Henry had the following children together: Ida, Ruth, George, Lawrence, Styna and Archie. Here is what I was told from relatives.....
Lawrence Daniel married a Mexican woman. At this time her name is unknown, and lived in Arizona where he died from brain cancer. Styna Daniel, no one seems to know what happened to him. He was living in Brawley, California, then just came up missing one day and was never heard from again. Archie Daniel lived in Lakeside and National City, California until the time of his death. Ida married my grandfather, Dale Huddleston, and later died in National City, California. George Daniel moved to Tennessee and there are more Daniel's, here are a few of their names: William, Douglas, Calvin, Betty.
Mamie, Minnie Daniel & Mattie Simpson
from left -right: George, Styna, Lawrence, Archie
Ida Grace Daniel
William Daniel (a cousin)
DANIEL FAMILY LINE
Ida Grace Daniel, married Dale Norman Huddleston in Arizona.
FATHER: Henry Daniel-b-8/1873 in Alabama (source) Huddleston family Bible
MOTHER: Marie Daniel, maiden name was Fisher, and she was related to the late Eddie Fisher, the singer. Marie was also known as Minnie and Mamie. She was born in Lansing, Michigan in 3/31/1880 and died 11/7/1939, (source)Huddleston family Bible.
Children: George, Lawrence, Styna, Archie, Ida, and Lorinne, there may have been more?