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Jesse and Salina McGaha Ramsey Family


The Sevier County Death Certificate for Jesse list the following information....Civil District #17 File #58...Farmer....Widowed.....DOB 12/27/1849...Age 73....Birthplace Tn.....Name of father unknown.....date of death....Jan 24 1922....Cause of death dropsy (heart)......Date of burial 1/25/1922....He is buried in the Headrick Cemetery in Sevier County, Tn.

Jesse while working got something in his eye and the doctor gave him some eye-drops. The doctor accidentally gave him acid...which resulted in blindness.

Children of Jesse H. Ramsey and Salina "Liney" McGaha

1. Joel Ramsey b. Oct. 1878 m. Lina Lindsey Sizemore Joel A. Ramsey was born in Sevier Co, TN.
Children of Joel and Lina Lindsey Sizemore
(1) Ruby Ramsey

Photo of Joel,Lina Sizemore, and Ruby Ramsey

2. Caldonia "Donna" Ramsey m. Montville Bradley. She was born in 1880 in Sevier Co, TN.

3. Mary Lavada "Vade" Ramsey b. Jan. 1882 m. Luther Wright

Photo of Lavada and Cora and husbands: Luther Wright and Carmel Seagles

4.*William "Mansfield" Ramsey b. 30 Oct. 1883 d. 18 Nov. 1931 m. Nancy "Florence" Oakley on 9 Feb 1905 in Sevier Co, TN.
Nancy Florence Oakley b. 11 May 1889 d. 25 Mar. 1956 Children were: Josie Grace Ramsey, Lona M. Ramsey, Alice Ramsey, Pearl Ramsey, Mae Ramsey, Eva Ramsey, Emma Ramsey, Cora Ramsey, Reba Ramsey, Evelyn Ramsey, Frank Ramsey, Hazel Ramsey.

Photo of Mansfield Ramsey.

5. Lina Cordelia Ramsey was born on 12 Dec 1885 in Sevier Co, TN. She died on 22 Sep 1956. She was buried in Headrick Cem, Sevier Co, TN. Parents: Jesse H. Ramsey and Salina "Liney" McGaha . She was married to James Robert "Jeames" Whaley born August 23, 1880 in Sevier County, Tennessee; died November 06, 1952 in Sevier County, Tennessee. Children were: Roy Carl Whaley married Zelma Huskey dau. of Leonard and Laura Wright Huskey. They had six children: Mary Ruth, Clarabelle, Betty Jo (married Delmus? Ledford son f Glen and Janie Ledford), Buster, Ronnie (married Virginia Huff), and Rex. Allen Whaley son of Lina Cordelia Ramsey Whaley and James Whaley married Phyllis Franklin

Children of James Robert "Jeames" and Lina Cordelia Ramsey Whaley were:

Roy Carl Whaley was born on 8 Jul 1909 in Sevier Co, TN. He died on 10 Feb 1966. He was buried in Smoky Mtn Mem Garden, Sevier Co, TN. Parents: James Robert "Jeames" Whaley and Lina Cordelia Ramsey. He was married to Zelma Huskey on 30 Oct 1930 in Sevier Co, TN. Zelma Huskey (Private). Parents: Leonard Richardson Huskey and Lora Wright. Leonard Richardson Huskey was born on 5 Dec 1879. Parents: Isaac Trotter Huskey and Mary Elizabeth Matthews . He was married to Lora Wright. Children were: Zelma Huskey.

6. Martha "Maggie" C. Ramsey m. Timothy Williams

7. Cora E. Ramsey

8. John Houk Ramsey born 23 March 1892 died 8 November 1959 married Michael E. Karnell born 12 April 1895 died 10 September 1936
They are buried together at Headrick Cemetery off Copeland Road. Michael`s headstone has the inscription: A Tender Mother and a Faithful Friend
Children of John Houk Ramsey and Michele Karnell
(1)Robert Ray Ramsey married ? 3 sons and 2 daughters: Bertha Jean, Johnny Lee, Mary Jane,James David, and Robert Ray Jr.

(2) Christine Ramsey married James Brown
(3) Eulala Ramsey married Roy Spence
(4) Gladys Ramsey married Ray Welch
(5) Bill Ramsey died in service
(6) Levi Ramsey died young
(7) Fred Ramsey died young
(8) John "Henry" Ramsey born Jan. 4 1927

9. James (Jim) I. Ramsey b. July 9 1894 d. 19 July 1972 Tenn. Sgt Co. K 321 Inf WW1 m. Polly "Emma" Oakley b. Sept. 18 1895 d. Sept. 5 1975. They are buried at Shiloh Cemetery on Henderson Chapel Road in Sevier County, Tn. Children were: Allen Ramsey,Ray Ramsey,Earl Ramsey,Max Ramsey,Arthur Ramsey,Beth Ramsey,Edith Ramsey


Pictured above: Mansfield (left) and Joel Ramsey (right)


Pictured above:James Ramsey (left) and John Houk Ramsey(right)

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