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Generation No. 1

ZACHARIAH "ZACK" CLEARY1 Zack was born November 28, 1789 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died January 16, 1870 in Richland County, Wisconsin, married:
SUSANNAH2 HARMON (PHILLIP1) dau.of Phillip and Barbara Coffelt Harmon. Susannah was born August 19, 1793 in Pennsylvania, and died July 23, 1870 in Richland County, Wisconsin.

PHILLIP1 HARMON was born Abt. 1767. He married BARBARA COFFELT. She was born Abt. 1769.

Children of PHILLIP HARMON and BARBARA COFFELT are:

i. NANCY2 HARMON, b. Abt. 1787. married BENJAMIN NEAL 1801 in Greene County, Tennessee. He was born 1772.
Children of NANCY HARMON and BENJAMIN NEAL are:
ALDEN3 NEAL.
JESSE NEAL.
VALENTINE NEAL.
ALEXANDER NEAL.
GEORGE NEAL.
WILLIAM NEAL.
PETER NEAL.
CALVIN NEAL.
NANCY NEAL.

ii. SUSANNAH HARMON, b. August 19, 1793, Pennsylvania; d. July 23, 1870, Richland County, Wisconsin.
iii. ELIZABETH 'BETSY' HARMON, b. 1800, Midway, Greene County, Tennessee.*******More on Elizabeth below*****
iv. PHILIP HARMON, JR., b. Abt. 1802.
v. SPARLING B. HARMON, b. Abt. 1810.

Children of ZACHARIAH CLEARY and SUSANNAH HARMON are:

1. HANNAH3 CLEARY, b. Abt. 1807, Greene County, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1880, Burnet County, Texas; Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery; m. JACOB MICHAEL ELLISON, Abt. 1828, Greene County, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1806, Cocke County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1870, Cocke County, Tennessee.
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Hannah married Jacob "Michael" Ellison. Their children were:

I. John born 15 Feb. 1830 married Judith Carolyn Clark.
II. Abraham born 6 Mar. 1832 married Susan Able.
III.* William born 1834 married first Matilda Messer and secondly Emaline Russell.
IV. Harriet Jane Ellison born 22 Oct. 1837 married Joseph B. Hood in 1855. V. Issac Ellison born 1840.
VI. Mary Emaline born 1832 married Samuel Bible 4 Aug. 1860.
VII. Peter born 1848.

Michael Ellison died before 1870 and his widow Hannah and four of her children and their families moved to Texas and settled in Burnet County near Austin. Their names were Abraham, John, Harriet Jane and Mary Emaline. A descendant from Texas said they came down in covered wagons. George Ellison started with them but turned back. His brother John, and his family continued on.

2. CATHERINE 'KATIE' CLEARY, b. December 14, 1812, Jefferson County, Tennessee; d. June 08, 1873, Cazenovia, Richland County, Wisconsin; Burial: Concord Cemetery; m. MOSES BIBLE2, August 05, 1830, Greene County, Tennessee; b. April 08, 1808, Greene County, Tennessee; d. 1893, Cazenovia, Richland County, Wisconsin; Burial: Concord Cemetery.
Notes for CATHERINE 'KATIE' CLEARY:

3.SUSANNAH IDA CLEARY, b. April 18, 1815, Greene County, Tennessee; d. December 22, 1846, Brookston, White County, Indiana; m. JOHN HENRY FRY3, August 25, 1838, Richland County, Wisconsin; b. January 01, 1820, Greene County, Tennessee; d. January 11, 1905, Wesford, Richland County, Wisconsin.

The following names were listed Pre-1908 Homestead & Cash Entry Patents from Bureau of Land Management General Land Office: Adam Fry 1858, Richland County, Wisconsin Charles L. Fry 1858, Richland County, Wisconsin
Jacob O. Fry 1892, Richland County, Wisconsin
John Fry 1855, Richland County, Wisconsin

4.PHILIP CLEARY, b. Abt. 1816; m. ELIZABETH BOTTLES, March 23, 1837, Greene County, Tennessee; Married by Peter Cobble, J.P.; b. Abt. 1813.
Notes for PHILIP CLEARY:
Moses Bible was a witness at the marriage of Philip H. Cleary and Elizabeth Bottles.

5.ARABEL H. CLEARY, b. October 31, 1819, Greene County, Tennessee; d. June 07, 1860, Cocke County, Tennesseee; Burial: Clark Cemetery; m. JACOB BIEL BIBLE, January 07, 1836, Greene County, Tennessee; b. January 27, 1810, Greene County, Tennessee; d. February 24, 1892, Cocke County, Tennesseee; Burial: Clark Cemetery, Del Rio.

Children of JACOB BIBLE and ARBELLA CLARY

I.†ZACHARIA (ZACKI)9 BIBLE, SR., b. July 01, 1837, Greene Co., Tennessee; d. October 17, 1898, Marble Falls, TX
II.†SAMUEL BIBLE, b. January 18, 1839, Cocke County,TN; d. September 24, 1884, Marble Falls, Burnet Co.,Tx married Mary Emeline Ellison
III.†ENOCH BIBLE, b. July 05, 1841, Greene Co., Tennessee; d. January 18, 1923, Clinton Co, IN. IV.†MARY ANN BIBLE, b. August 17, 1843, Greene Co., Tennessee; d. February 08, 1923, Burnet Co., Tx married Hugh Clark
V.†ELIZABETH BIBLE, b. May 15, 1846, Greene Co., Tennessee; d. WFT Est. 1860-1940 married John Rollins
VI.†MORDICA BIBLE, b. March 26, 1849, Cocke Co TN; d. December 24, 1933, Cocke Cty TN. Mordecai (m. 1. Polly Griffin; 2. Sarah Teague)
VII.†Eliza "Emeline" BIBLE, b. March 09, 1851, Parrottsville, Cocke County, Tn.; d. September 26, 1939, Cocke Co., Tn married Allen Hall
VIII.†SUSAN MARGARET BIBLE, b. June 19, 1855, Cocke County, Tn.; d. January 15, 1857, Cocke County, Tn.
IX.†SETH BIBLE, b. January 27, 1856, Cocke Co., Tn; d. September 22, 1920, Greene Co., Tn.

6.JOHN HARMON CLEARY, b. 1821; m. CATHERINE MALINDA TROBOUGH, May 03, 1844, Greene County, Tennessee; b. March 21, 1822, Greene County, Tennessee; d. February 26, 1891, Warren County, Iowa.

7.MARY E. CLEARY, b. Abt. 1823.

8.JAMES L. CLEARY, b. October 24, 1824, Greene County, Tennessee; d. July 23, 1895, Brookston, White County, Indiana; m. SUSANNAH M. SMELCER, November 29, 1848; b. August 09, 1830, Union, Indiana.

9.REBECCA CLEARY, b. January 01, 1826, Greene County, Tennessee; d. December 29, 1909, Richland County, Wisconsin; m. ADAM FRY, October 15, 1890, Washington, Sauk County, Wisconsin; b. June 02, 1824, Greene County, Tennessee; d. April 24, 1900, Wesford, Richland County, Wisconsin, F-084 Richland County Death Index.

10.SARAH CLEARY, b. Abt. 1828.

11.ZACKI' CLEARY ZACHARIAH, JR., b. Abt. 1830.

12.CHLOE A. CLEARY, b. Abt. 1834.

13.WILLIAM CLEARY, b. October 04, 1839.
Notes for WILLIAM CLEARY:
Burial: Concord Cemetery, Richland County, WI.
Military service: Company E. 52 Battaliion, Wisconsin Infantry-listed on tombstone

Descendants that died in Richland County, Wisconsin

CHARLES E. BIBLE DIED 8-22-1960
FRED B. BIBLE died 10-18-1954
IVA H. BIBLE died 6-17-1962
Joan BIBLE died 10-3-1958

Notes for MOSES BIBLE:
History of Crawford & Richland Counties - Wisconsin - 1884.V Chapter 33 - History of Richland County Page 1276V Moses Bible, one of the pioneers of Westford town, is a native of Tennessee, born in Greene County, April 7, 1808. He was brought up on a farm. At twenty years of age he engaged with a blacksmith to learn the trade, with whom he remained five months, then followed that business one year with another party, when he resumed farming. In 1834 he erected a gristmill, doing the work himself, which he continued to operate until 1846, when he sold out and removed to Indiana, taking his family, and traveling with a four horse team. They located in Clinton county, rented land and there remained until 1855, when he again started to seek a new home in the northwest, came to Westford and settled on the site of his present farm. He was married in 1830 to Catharine Cleary, who was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, Dec. 14, 1812. She died June 8, 1873, leaving seven children -- Martha, Rufus, George, Joshua, Newton, Moses and Sarah. Francis, Darius and Susanna were also born to them, but are now dead. Mr. and Mrs. Bible were both members of the United Brethren Church, and were consistent Christian people. He was a member of the first board of supervisors for the town of Westford.
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In the fall of 1855 another batch of natives of Tennessee came. They were: Moses Bible, Zachi Clary and Jonathan Smelcer. Like the former party they all came from Indiana, overland, with horse teams, bringing their families and household goods with them, and also drove some stock. They were about three weeks on the road. Moses Bible entered the southwest quarter of section 35 and the north half of the northwest quarter of the same section. The last piece was for his son, Rufus M Bible. He erected his house on the southwest quarter of section 35 and still lives there. The town of Westford was organized in April 1857, at a meeting held at Lincoln's store, in the village of Cazenovia. The following were the first officers elected: William Burnam, clerk; Allen Tinker, chairman of town board of supervisors; Moses Bible and John Russell, associate supervisors; Zachi Clary, treasurer; Allen Perkins and Frank Jones, justices of the peace.
The first school in district No. 7 was held in a log house belonging to John Clary, on section 36, in 1865. Katie Krouse was the teacher. The next school was held in Mr. Bible's tannery. In 1867 a hewn log school building was erected on the northeast quarter of section 35. W C S Barron was the first teacher in this house. This is known as the "block school house." Moses Bible, one of the pioneers of Westford town, is a native of Tennessee, born in Green County, April 5, 1808. He was brought up on a farm. At twenty years of age he engaged with a blacksmith to learn the trade, with whom he remained five months, then followed that business one year with another party, when he resumed farming. In 1834 he erected a gristmill, doing the work himself, which he continued to operate until 1846, when he sold out and removed to Indiana, taking his family, and traveling with a four horse team. They located in Clinton county, rented land and there remained until 1855, when he again started to seek a new home in the northwest, came to Westford and settled on the site of his present farm. He was married in 1830 to Catharine Clary, who was born in Jefferson Co., Tenn., December 14, 1812. She died June 8, 1873, leaving seven children --- Martha, Rufus, George, Joshua, Newton, Moses and Sarah. Francis, Darius and Susanna were also born to them, but are now dead. Mr. and Mrs. Bible were both members of the United Brethren Church, and were consistent Christian people. He was a member of the first board of supervisors for the town of Westford. In 1856 Rev. Kilbourne, of the M E Church held services in different parts of the town but did not succeed in effecting any organization. The first United Brethren society organized in this section of the county was at the residence of Moses Bible, on section 35, town of Westford, in the spring of 1857, by Rev. Frederick Outcalt. The class contained fifteen members, among whom were the following: Moses Bible and wife, William Smelcer and wife, James French and wife, John Frye and wife, John Clary and wife, William Thornburg and wife, Henry Trobough and William Carr and wife. James French was class leader. They met for worship in the Moody schoolhouse on section 2, town of Willow, for some years, but now hold meetings at the Block schoolhouse in the town of Westford. In January 1884, they were making preparation to build a church to be located on the southeast quarter of section 2. The class now numbers about thirty members, and Ashbury Smelcer is class leader.

4. ELIZABETH 'BETSY'2 HARMON (PHILLIP1) was born 1800 in Midway, Greene County, Tennessee. She married ISAAC BIBLE September 03, 1822 in Greene County, Tennessee, son of JOHAN BIBLE and MARGARETH SPEAGLE. He was born Abt. 1800 in Warrensburg, Tennessee, and died February 21, 1872 in Midway, Greene County, Tennessee.
Notes for ISAAC BIBLE:
GREENE COUNTY PIONEER MAY 1990 Vol. 6 No. 2
The Bible of Isaac Bible and Elisabeth Harmon Bible
This Bible is owned by Mrs. Joseph E. McCamey, 1514 East Church St., Greeneville, TN. The carefully prepared transcription of this faded record was done by Mrs. Jan Maddux, Greeneville.
Marriages
Isaac bible and Elisabeth Harmon wores mared the 3 day of September in the yeare of our Lord 1822
Jacob Bible and Levina briant wors mared the 3 day of July 1845
Levey bible and nancy glascok wores mared the ninth day of March (February marked out) in the yeare 1848
Joel bible and ruthey harteley wores mared the 13 day of aprile in the yeare 1848
Joseph Ducker and Belle Bible was married the 2 day of July 1895
James g. gooden Bible and Nancey Carine Sip wares Mared the 1 day of June 1853
Cathrine Bibl was mared the 13 day of October 1858 and Lewis Kinser
John Bibel and Marthey kinser wares mared the 14 of desember 1858
Mary E. Bible was Maried to J. - Ragan on the 22nd of March in year of our Lord 1868
Wm. M. Bible and Louisa J. Rader was marid the 19 of Sepetember the year of our Lord 1869
Births
Jacob bibel the sun of Isaac and Elisabeth Bibel was borne the 4 day of June in the year of our Lord 1823
Joel (?) bible was borne the sun of Isaac and Elisabeth bible wors borne the 20 (?) day of January in the year of our Lord 1825
Levi bible the sun of Isaac and Elasabeth bible wors borne the 2 (?) day of aprile in the year of our Lord 1827 (marked over)
John bible the sun of Isaac and Elisabeth bible wors borne the 23 day July in the year of ower Lord 1832 (?)
James goodden bible the son of Isaac and Elisabeth bible was borne the 20 day of January in the year of our Lord 1836
Cathan Bible wores borne the dauter of Isaac and Elisbeth bible borne the 11 of augest in the year of our Lord 1838
Henery (W.) Charles bible wores borne the 5 day of March in the year 1841
(two illegible lines)
of William Harison wores borne the 15 of July 1843
Marey Elisabeth bible wores borne the 6 day of November in the 1845
blanke isaac Bible
Cathrene menervy wolee the dauter of Levey bible and Nansey Elisabeth wores borne the 4 day of may 1852
James g. Bible and Nancy Sipe was merid the First day of June 1858
Sarah J. Bible the dauyuter of James Bible and Nancy Bible was born the 10th day of march 1859
S J B born the 28 day of desembere
Lidy C. Bible The daughter of James Bible and Nancy Bible was born the 28th of december 1860
James Bible was born the 20 day of January 1836
Nancy C. Bible was born the 10 day of March 1837
Joe Ducker died April 21, 1931 age 62 yrs. 5 mo- 5 days
Deaths
Christen bible dide the firste day of Julye in the yeare 1832
Isaac bible the sun of Joel bible departed this life the 12 of December 1853 wores borne the 4 of Febuary 1850
Frankon (?) Marin bibl the son of bibl departed this life the 16 of march 1858
Lidey Bible deported this life the 15 of Decembe 1853 dauter of Levey bible and nasey bible
Isaac Bible departed this life 21 day of February 1872
lidia C. Bible departed this life the llth day of december 1877
Nancey Bible the wife of James G. Bible departed this life the 23th day of May 1887
James G. Bible departed this life the 15th day of June 1902
Sarah B. Ducker died the 4 of July 1921
Jean Masoner
jmasoner@isc-durant.com
CoEditor THE NEW MASONER MONITOR GREENE COUNTY PIONEER MAY 1990 Vol. 6 No. 2
Children of ELIZABETH HARMON and ISAAC BIBLE are:
i. JACOB3 BIBLE4, b. January 04, 1823, Greene County, Tennessee; d. October 1884; m. (1) LEVINA BRYANT, July 03, 1845; m. (2) CATHERINE JANE WILLIAMS, Bef. 1870.
ii. JOEL BIBLE, b. January 20, 1825, Greene County, Tennessee; d. March 20, 1897; m. BERTHA RUTH 'RUTHIE' HARTLEY, April 13, 1848.
iii. LEVI B. BIBLE, b. March 15, 1827, Greene County, Tennessee; d. February 13, 1905, Greene County, Tennessee; Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery; m. (1) NANCY ELIZABETH GLASSCOCK, March 09, 1848, Greene County, Tennessee; b. 1832, Greene County, Tennessee; d. August 1892, Greene County, Tennessee; m. (2) MARY MARSHALL SHIELDS, July 02, 1893; b. March 30, 1870, Greene County, Tennessee; d. September 19, 1945, Greene County, Tennessee.
iv. JOHN BIBLE, b. July 23, 1832, Greene County, Tennessee; d. December 17, 1919, Burnet County, Texas; Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery; m. MARY MARTHA KINSER, December 14, 1858, Greene County, Tennessee; b. February 05, 1843, Greene County, Tennessee; d. August 17, 1901, Burnet County, Texas; Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Notes for JOHN BIBLE:
In 1874, John Bible, wife Mary Martha Kinser, and the first six of their ten children left Midway, Tennessee for Texas. The Reconstruction days had been especially hard on this family. The families of Thomas Munsey Hays, Andrew Jackson Kinser and other relatives had already made the journey. They settled in southern Burnet County, along Hamilton Creek and the confluence of the creek and the Colorado River. It was as place more like "home" than any other they had seen along the way. The upland valley was wide and surrounded by hills with the river and creek running through. They had come to make their home. The communities were Mormon Mills, Pleasant Valley, Double Horn and Fairland. It was a wild and violent land that had to be captured and defended from marauders, rustlers and lawlessness. Once cleared, the heavily timbered valley and rich bottomland lent itself to farming and the short grass hills to running cattle and horses. The families prospered and most of the land is still owned by descendants of these East Tennessee immigrants.
Information from Burnet County, Texas records, family bibles, cemetery grave markers and history passed down from generation to generation - verified - Olete Bible Phinney. Marriage Notes for JOHN BIBLE and MARY KINSER:
Lewis M. Kinser, Sec.; Jas. Etter J. P.; bond/lic: 4 Dec 1858Lewis M. Kinser, Sec.; Jas. Etter J. P.; bond/lic: 4 Dec 1858
v. JAMES GOODEN BIBLE, b. January 20, 1836, Greene County, Tennessee; d. June 15, 1902; m. NANCY CARDIN SEPE, June 01, 1853, Greene County, Tennessee; b. March 10, 1837, Greene County, Tennessee; d. May 23, 1887.
vi. CATHERINE ANN BIBLE, b. August 11, 1838, Greene County, Tennessee; m. LEWIS M. KINSER, October 13, 1858; b. Abt. 1838. vii. HENRY S. 'CHARLES' BIBLE, b. March 05, 1841, Greene County, Tennessee; d. November 09, 1907, Midway, Greene County, Tennessee; Burial: Bible Chapel Cemetery; m. CAROLINE 'CALLIE' DAVIS, February 12, 1867, Greene County, Tennessee; b. March 27, 1842, Greene County, Tennessee.
viii. WILLIAM HARRISON BIBLE5, b. July 15, 1843, Greene County, Tennessee; d. April 22, 1925, Greene County, Tennessee; m. LOUISA 'ELIZABETH LAURA' JAN RADER, September 19, 1869, Greene County, Missouri; b. May 14, 1849, Greene County, Tennessee; d. May 27, 1932, Greene County, Tennessee.
ix. MARY ELIZABETH BIBLE, b. November 08, 1845, Greene County, Tennessee; d. January 22, 1921, Kingston, Tennessee; Burial: Cove Creek Cemetery; m. JAMES T. RAGAN, March 22, 1868.

5. SPARLING B.2 HARMON (PHILLIP1) was born Abt. 1810. He married RACHEL BIBLE November 30, 1876, daughter of ADAM BIBLE and ELIZABETH NEAS. She was born December 1834 in Greene County, Tennessee. Child of SPARLING HARMON and RACHEL BIBLE is:
i. LUDIE3 HARMON, b. Abt. 1880; m. BUNION, Abt. 1911.

Barbara Coffelt had a sister Rebecca Coffelt who married John Adam Bible, Jr. (son of Hans Adam Bible and Maria Eva MŁeller.

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