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Jesse Ramsey Family

Jesse and Sarah Webb Ramsey Family

Jesse Ramsey was born in 1820 in Cocke Co, TN. When their daughter, Annie, died in 1921 her death certificate listed her mother as 'Polly' Webb. Parents: William Ramsey and Mary _____. He was married to Sarah Webb. Children were: Eli Ramsey, Anna Ramsey, Nancy Ramsey, Jane Ramsey, William Ramsey, Delilah "Lila" Ramsey, James Ramsey , Rhoda Ramsey, George W. Ramsey.

Sarah Webb was born in 1821 in Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Joseph Webb and Barsheba "Bashie" Thomas . Joseph Webb was born in 1790. He died after 1874. He was a Private in Capt. John Roper's Company, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812. He enlisted at Dandridge, TN on 8 Oct 1813 and served until 8 Feb 1814. He and his wife are believed to be buried in the Webb Cemetery near the original home site. Parents: Jesse Webb and Anna McMurtry. He was married to Barsheba "Bashie" Thomas about 1816 in Sevier Co, TN. Children were: Eli Webb, Anne Webb, Jesse Webb, Sarah Webb, Elizabeth "Betsy" Webb , William M. Webb, James Webb, Thomas "Tomcat" Webb , John Webb, Nancy Webb, Jane Webb, Mary "Polly" Webb, Christian "Chrisley" Webb.

Children of Jesse and Sarah Webb Ramsey

1. Eli Ramsey was born in 1838 in Tennessee. Eli's first wife was supposedly an Indian woman! Eli does not appear in the 1860 census but does appear in the 1870 Cocke Co, TN census with daughter Elizabeth, who was age 11 (disagrees with her birthdate shown here!) and son James, age 4. Also his household in 1870 but NOT IDENTIFIED as his wife was a 23-year old Mary Grooms and her daughter (?), CANZADA, age 2. In the 1880 census he was counted with wife Mary "Polly" (in some sources her name is given as "Minkley", she was 'Mary' in the census, simply 'Polly' in the marriage records) and the last four children shown here (Elizabeth had married in 1879). It's rather hard to determine which wife to assign some of the children to - the unknown first wife was gone (deceased?) by 1870 he had three more children BEFORE marrying Mary "Polly". The last three children, Canzada in particular, MAY have been known as GROOMS instead of RAMSEY. Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb.
He was married.

Children of Eli Ramsey first marriage were:

(1) Elizabeth Ramsey was born on 2 Jan 1862. She died on 2 Apr 1929. She was buried in Union Cem, Newport, Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Eli Ramsey . She was married to Robert "Sallit Bob" Valentine on 6 Feb 1879 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Isaac Valentine, Minda Valentine, Litie Valentine, Marilda L. "Rillie" Valentine, James Arthur Valentine, Mary L. Valentine.

(2) James Ramsey was born in 1866. Parents: Eli Ramsey .

Eli Ramsey was also married to Mary "Polly" Grooms on 20 Jan 1878 in Cocke Co, TN. Mary "Polly" Grooms was born in 1846 in North Carolina.

Children of Eli and Mary "Polly" Grooms Ramsey

(1) Canzada Ramsey was born in 1870. Parents: Eli Ramsey and Mary "Polly" Grooms

(2) George Ramsey was born in 1872. He died on 16 Jun 1936. He was buried in Union Cem, Newport, Cocke Co, TN. They had at least four other children. Parents: Eli Ramsey and Mary "Polly" Grooms. He was married to Florence Jenkins .

Children of George and Florence Jenkins Ramsey were:

_(1) Queenie M. Ramsey.

(3) Charley Ramsey was born in 1877. Parents: Eli Ramsey and Mary "Polly" Grooms.

2. Anna Ramsey was born on 9 Feb 1840 in Cocke Co, TN. She died on 12 Aug 1921. She was buried in Shults fam cem, Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb. She was married.

Child of first marriage was: (1)Anderson A. Ramsey.

Anna was secondly married to Morris Hartsell. Morris Hartsell was born on 29 Jan 1809 in Washington Co, TN. He died on 27 Jan 1887. He was buried in Chavis Cem, Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Isaac Hartsell and Rosamond Nelson.

Children of Morris and Anna Ramsey Hartsell

(1) Martha Jane Hartsell was born about 1875 in Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Morris Hartsell and Anna Ramsey.
She was married to William Allen Price on 4 Aug 1896 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Bessie Lee Price , Georgia Iris Price, William Lionell Price, Morris Oney Price, Oran Angelo Price, Hubert L. Price, Charles Ohara Price, Violet Juanita Price.

(2) Mary Florence Hartsell was born on 27 Nov 1879 in Cocke Co, TN. She died on 24 Jul 1980. She was buried in Chavis Cem, Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Morris Hartsell and Anna Ramsey.

3. Nancy Ramsey was born in 1842. By some accounts Nancy never married! Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb. She was married to James Williamson .

4. Jane Ramsey was born on 31 Oct 1847 in Cocke Co, TN. She died in Dec 1925 in Cocke Co, TN. Her birth year was 1844 per the 1850 census (age 6 in 1850!). Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb. She was married to Austin Jenkins on 27 Dec 1863 in Cocke Co, TN. Austin Jenkins was born on 13 Mar 1844 in Tennessee. He died in 1924 in Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Jesse Jenkins and Jane "Jenny" Williams.

Children of Austin and Jane Ramsey Jenkins

(1)Elvina "Vina" Jenkins was born in 1866 in Cocke Co, TN. She died before 1900 in Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. She was married to Simpson "Simp" Whitlock on 6 Feb 1885 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Ivy Jane Whitlock, Austin Whitlock, John W. Whitlock, Bertha B. Whitlock, Lemuel Gibson "Gibb" Whitlock, Benjamin H. "Ben" Whitlock . (2) Andrew "Andy" Jenkins was born about 1867. Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. He was married to Martha Valentine on 10 Feb 1887 in Cocke Co, TN. He was married to Letha Worley. He was married to Dolly Lindsey.

(3) Saunders "San" Jenkins was born on 5 May 1870 in Cocke Co, TN. He died on 1 Apr 1956 in Cocke Co, TN. His name may have been SANFORD. Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. He was married to Lucy Williams. Children were: James Erby Jenkins, William Allen Jenkins, Robert Jenkins, Lilly Jenkins, Alexander Arwood "Alex" Jenkins . He was married to Millie Jane Valentine.

(4) Drewery Francis Jenkins was born on 11 Feb 1873 in Cocke Co, TN. He died on 5 Feb 1949. He was buried in Fowler Cem, Sevier Co, TN. Dora had an earlier marriage to John Barnes, with children. Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. He was married to Eldora "Dora" Garver on 17 Mar 1896 in Cocke Co, TN. He was married to Mary Jane McMahan. Children were: James Larry "Jim" Jenkins, William Allen "Swift" Jenkins.

(5) Martha Jane "Matt" Jenkins was born on 10 May 1875. She died on 10 Feb 1962. Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. Children were: Arlie Jenkins , Sanders Jenkins, Phoebe Jenkins, Vina Jenkins, Venie Jenkins.

(6) Isabella Jenkins was born on 16 Jan 1877 in Tennessee. She died on 26 Jan 1914. She was buried in Smith Cem, Cocke Co, TN. State death records list her year of death as '1915' and her age at time of death as 33, indicating a birth year of 1882. Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. She was married to William Harrison Garver. Children were: Virginia Garver, Newton "Newt" Garver , Allen Garver, Martha Catherine Garver, Drewie Garver, Oscar Garver, Rachel Garver.

(7) Allen Jenkins was born in 1880. Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. He was married to Martha Jane Ramsey. Children were: Roscoe Jenkins , William "Will" Jenkins, Edgar "Edd" Jenkins, Jonas Jenkins , Melton Jenkins, Allen Jenkins.

(8) Oscar "Big O" Jenkins was born on 28 Feb 1884 in Cocke Co, TN. He died on 23 May 1939. He was buried in family cem, Cocke Co, TN. His obituary noted, "No children". Parents: Austin Jenkins and Jane Ramsey. He was married to Biddie Ramsey.

5. William Ramsey was born in 1847 in Tennessee. He died after 1900 in Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb. He was married to Permela Jane "Millie" Green. Permela Jane "Millie" Green was born in 1847 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. She died after 1910 in Cocke Co, TN. Parents: William Green and Sarah "Sally" McMahan.

Children of William and Permela Green Ramsey were:

(1) Sarah J. Ramsey was born in 1870 in Cocke Co, TN. She appears in the 1870 census with her parents when they were living with Millie's parents. She does not appear with her parents in the 1880 census, apparently died young. Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green.

(2) Rachel Ramsey was born in 1871 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green.

(3) James Ramsey was born in 1874. Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green. He was married to Elizabeth "Sis" Brown . Children were: Charley Ramsey, Robert Ramsey, Matilda Ramsey, Clyde Ramsey, Hazel Ramsey, Walter Ramsey, Clay Ramsey, Ben Ramsey, Tilson Ramsey.

(4) Florence Ramsey was born on 26 Dec 1876. She died on 8 May 1948. She was buried in Dugan Jenkins Cem, Cocke Co, TN. Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green . She was married to Rolf Jenkins on 2 Nov 1895 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Hobert Jenkins , Adam "Add" Jenkins, Bernice "Sis" Jenkins, Lavenia "Venie" Jenkins, Vergie Jenkins, Lewis Jenkins, Rebecca "Becky" Jenkins , Scott Jenkins, Ethel Jenkins.,

(5) Lewis Ramsey was born in Aug 1879 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. A twin of Morris. Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green,

(6) Morris Ramsey was born in Aug 1879 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. Twin of Lewis. Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green. He was married to Enus _____. Children were: William C. Ramsey , Effie Ramsey.

(7) Alice Ramsey was born in Feb 1884 in Cocke Co, TN. Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green.

(8) Charlie Ramsey (Private). Parents: William Ramsey and Permela Jane "Millie" Green

6. Delilah "Lila" Ramsey was born in 1849. Owen was a brother of the Elizabeth Gilliland who married her brother, James. Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb. She was married to Owen Gilliland. Owen Gilliland was born in 1845. Parents: John Gilliland and Elcie O'Dell.

Children of Owen and Delilah Ramsey Gilliland were:

(1) Elizabeth "Lizzie" Gilliland was born in 1868. She died in 1949. Parents: Owen Gilliland and Delilah "Lila" Ramsey. She was married to Sam Gunter on 10 Apr 1892 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Jane Gunter.
She was married to James "Jim" Evans. Children were: Mary Gilliland Evans , Bertha Evans, Jesse Evans.
She was married to Harrison Garver .

(2) Malinda "Linda" Gilliland was born on 2 Jun 1870. She died on 23 Oct 1942. Parents: Owen Gilliland and Delilah "Lila" Ramsey. She was married to Thomas "Tom" Evans on 26 Dec 1887 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" Evans, William Owen Evans, Lila B. Evans, Nancy Evans, James M. "Jim" Evans , Addison Garfield "Add" Evans, Edd Evans, Charles "Charlie" Evans .

(3) James Gilliland was born in 1875. Parents: Owen Gilliland and Delilah "Lila" Ramsey

(4) Jesse Gilliland was born on 31 Mar 1880. He died on 30 Jul 1903. He was buried in Gilliland Cem, Cocke Co, TN. Never married. His birth year also appears as 1881. Parents: Owen Gilliland and Delilah "Lila" Ramsey.

(5) John Gilliland was born on 4 Jul 1885. He died on 10 Jan 1957. Parents: Owen Gilliland and Delilah "Lila" Ramsey . He was married to Delilah Ramsey. Delilah Ramsey was born on 8 Aug 1887. She died on 17 Jan 1956. Parents: Clarissa "Clercie" Ramsey. She was married to John Gilliland. Children were: Margarette Gilliland , Elbert Gilliland, Ethel Gilliland, Cindy Gilliland, Charles Gilliland.

(6) Charlie Gilliland (Private). Parents: Owen Gilliland and Delilah "Lila" Ramsey . He was married to Pearlie Otie Ramsey on 28 Nov 1909. Children were: Carl Gilliland, Sarah Gilliland, Eva Jane Gilliland, Winfrey Gilliland, Stanley Gilliland, Trula Gilliland, Bert Gilliland, Charlie Gilliland Jr., Ona Gilliland.

7. James Ramsey was born in 1851. Elizabeth was a sister of the Owen Gilliland who married his sister, Delilah. Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb. He was married to Elizabeth "Betty" Gilliland.

8. Rhoda Ramsey was born on 26 Sep 1854 in Cocke Co, TN. She died on 3 Nov 1895. She was buried in McMahan Cem, (GSMNP) Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb. She was married to Henderson M. "Hence" Webb on 9 Apr 1875 in Cocke Co, TN. Henderson M. "Hence" Webb was born on 11 Mar 1856 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. He died on 7 Feb 1915. He was buried in McMahan Cem, (GSMNP) Cocke Co, TN. Parents: William M. Webb and Mary Polly "Pop" Giles.

Children of Henderson and Rhoda Ramsey Webb were:

(1) Sarah Webb was born on 6 Aug 1875 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. She died on 2 Apr 1938 in South Carolina. Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey. She was married to William Smith on 13 Apr 1893 in Cocke Co, TN. Children were: Safel S. (Soffle) Smith, Dollie Ester Smith.

(2) Mary D. Webb was born on 8 Aug 1877 in Cosby, Cocke Co, TN. Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey .

(3) William Harrison Webb was born on 28 Jul 1880. He never appears in the census records with his parents, also does not appear in the Cocke County marriage records. Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey .
He was married to Mary C. _____. Children were: Arlie Webb, Arvile Webb, Anderson "Ance" Webb, Eva Webb.

(4) Alexander "Alex" Webb (Private). Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey .
He was married to Matilda Cole. Children were: Scott Webb, Jesse Webb , Roy Webb, James Victor "Vic" Webb, Clarence Webb, Haskell C. Webb, Edith Webb.

(5) Martha Jane Webb was born on 4 Jul 1886. She died in Jul 1887. Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey .

(6) Viney Samantha Webb (Private). Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey.
She was married to William Lee Aizor James. Children were: Henry James, Omie James, Crockett James, Clinton O'Dell James, Carrie James, Bill James, Jesse Ray James.

(7) James Baxter "Back" Webb (Private). Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey .

(8) Margaret E. Webb (Private). Parents: Henderson M. "Hence" Webb and Rhoda Ramsey.

9. George W. Ramsey was born in 1857. He died on 1 Apr 1928. Parents: Jesse Ramsey and Sarah Webb.

He was married to Mary Waters.

Children of George W. and Mary Waters Ramsey were:

(1) John Ramsey Parents: George W. Ramsey and Mary Waters. He was married to Ora Harper .

(2) Lawrence Ramsey When their daughter, Juanita, died in 2001 her obit called her mother 'Maude'?? Parents: George W. Ramsey and Mary Waters.
He was married to Mary Jane Noe . Children were: John M. Ramsey, Juanita Christine Ramsey.

(3) Garfield Ramsey Parents: George W. Ramsey and Mary Waters.
He was married to Eula Sexton .

Children of Garfield and Eula Sexton Ramsey were:

-(1) Herbert Ramsey. Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton.
He was married to Ida Belle Cureton . Children were: Roger Lee Ramsey, Patricia Marcelle Ramsey.

-(2) Christine Ramsey Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton.
She was married to John Linton Mason .

Children of John Linton and Christine Ramsey Mason were:

--(1) Patricia Mason Parents: John Linton Mason and Christine Ramsey.
She was married to Carroll Cureton. Children were: Angela Cureton.

--(2) Donald Mason Died young. Parents: John Linton Mason and Christine Ramsey

--(3) Charles Edward Mason Parents: John Linton Mason and Christine Ramsey. He was married to Regina Freeman dau. of Paul and Imogene Nease Freeman. Children were: Charles Edward "Chucky" Mason Jr..

-(3)George Ramsey Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton. He was married to Ima Jean Clark . He was married to Beulah Hayes. Children were: Missy Ramsey, Julie Ramsey .

-(4) James Ronald Ramsey Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton. He was married to Margaret Peerman. Children were: Rodney Ramsey . He was married to Judy Arrington. Children were: Eric Ramsey.

-(5) Thomas Seward Ramsey Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton.
He was married to Shirley Green. Children were: Litasha Ramsey .

-(6) Mary Oma Ramsey Holt Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton.
She was married to Aubrey Holt . Children were: Aubrey Holt, Richard Holt, Charles Holt, Margaret Holt, Gary Holt, Betty Holt.
MARY OMA HOLT---Obituary
Funeral services for Mary Oma Holt, 77, of Crossville, who passed away May 16, 1999, were held May 19 from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with burial in Crossville City Cemetery.
Bros. Paul Holt, Charles Martin, Allen Straw, and Michael Swearengin officiated, with special music by Baxter Hood and Jay Fox.
She was born July 3, 1921 in Cocke County, TN, the daughter of Garfield and Eula Sexton Ramsey. Mrs. Holt was a clerk at Emery 5 & Dime Store, and she was a member of Mayland Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her daughters, Audrey Norrod and Betty Green, both of Crossville, and Margaret Hood of Kingsport, TN; sons, Richard and Gary Holt, both of Crossville, and Charles Holt of Church Hill, TN; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Christine Mason, Barbara Russell, and Betty Jo Green, all of Newport, TN; and brothers, George, Thomas, and James Ramsey, all of Newport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Holt; sisters, Ida Mae Mason and Beulah Shoemaker; and brother, Herbert Ramsey.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Brian Green, Stacy Holt, David Holt, Lynn Holt, Timothy Holt, Tony Holt, Brad Holt, Paul Holt and Chris Holt. Bilbrey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

-(7) Ina Mae Ramsey. Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton. She was married to Eugene Mason . Children were: Larry Mason, Imogene Mason.

-(8) Beulah Ramsey. Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton. She was married to Eugene Shoemaker . Children were: Debra Shoemaker, Steve Shoemaker, George Shoemaker.

-(9) Barbara Jean Ramsey Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton. She was married to Hugh William Russell. Children were: Hugh William Russell Jr. , Calvin Wayne Russell, Rick Russell, Jeffrey Scott Russell.

-(10) Betty Ramsey Parents: Garfield Ramsey and Eula Sexton. She was married to Lloyd Green . Children were: Tony Green, Vickie Green.

(4) Delia Ramsey Parents: George W. Ramsey and Mary Waters. She was married to _____ Jenkins . Children were: Mark Jenkins.

(5) Alice Ramsey Parents: George W. Ramsey and Mary Waters. She was married to Thomas Jenkins . Children were: Edna Jenkins.

(6) Lillie Ramsey Parents: George W. Ramsey and Mary Waters. She was married to Jonas Buckner .

(7) Ann Ramsey Parents: George W. Ramsey and Mary Waters. She was married to Robert Jenkins . Children were: Roy Jenkins, Lena Jenkins, Barney Jenkins, Bonnie Jenkins, Cecil Jenkins.

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