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In memory of my father, Carl B. Sheppard, 1923-1991

 

 

 

Descendants of Thomas Shepherd

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  THOMAS1 SHEPHERD was born October 03, 1761 in Virginia, and died August 01, 1842 in Macon County, North Carolina.  He married NANCY ELIZABETH STANTON, daughter of -- STANTON.  She was born Abt. 1765 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1835 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for THOMAS SHEPHERD:

Will of Thomas Shepherd:

 

In the name of God, Amen, I, Thomas Shepherd, Senior, of Macon County, North Carolina, being of sound body and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God, do this twenty second day of April in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty One make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner following, that is to say,

First, I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Joseph Shepherd, a negro woman by the name of Fillis, a negro girl by the name of Salle and sall also Mariah Rachel, also a negro boy by the name of Anderson, also a girl by the name of Betsy, another girl by the name of Mariah, another girl by the name of Manda and Harriett and another boy by the name of Bob, also Sam.

 

I also bequeath to my son, Elijah Shepherd, a negro woman by the name of Jinn, and a boy by the name of Harry, also a girl by the name of Salle, this is Jinn's youngest child, also a boy my the name of Will. I also give to my son, Elijah, all the land that I claim where he now lives (to wit) six tracts that my deed covers.

 

I also bequeath to my son, Thomas Shepherd, a negro man by the name of Dick, also Dick's wife by the name of Vitel, also Vitel's Salle and all her children, and a negro boy by the name of Leander and a boy by the name of Squire, and a boy by the name of Nelson, and another Zackery, and Alford, and Jason and Burton. I also will my son, Thomas Shepherd, Junior, all the tracts of land that myself and Thomas bought in Co., and also all the land that I have and possess or have any title to in District No. 10, which land is lying on Cowee Creek and its waters, and is in different tracts, all of which is to belong to him, the said Thomas.

 

I also bequeath to my son, William Shepherd, the following lands (to wit) one tract of land in District No. 11and Section 1d1, containing 140 acres, also a part of the tract of land purchased in Co. with myself and George Dickey. I will that Dickey make the right of my part of that tract to William Shepherd, a negro boy by the name of Ben, also a boy by the name of Little Dick.

 

I also bequeath to my daughter, Nancy Hurst, a negro woman by the name of Sealy, also another woman by the name of Lucinda.

 

I also will to Susannah Bradley, my daughter, a negro boy by the name of Sam, also a negro boy by the name of Lucinda.

 

I also will that my son, Thomas, pay to the heirs of Martin Angel which he had by Rebecca, my daughter, One Hundred and Fifty Dollars to me paid in some good trade at the country selling price.

 

I also will that my son, Joseph Shepherd, pay One Hundred Dollars to my son, John Shepherd, in some suitable trade. Also that my son, Joseph Shepherd, pay Elizabeth Wilson One Hundred Dollars in some suitable trade.

 

I further will to my son, Thomas Shepherd, all my part of the stock of all kinds, horses, cattle and hogs.

 

And after my funeral charges and all my lawful debts are paid, I hereby make and ordain my worthy friend, Jonathan Phillips, and Thomas Shepherd, Jr., my Executors to this my Last Will and Testament. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date first above written. Signed, sealed, published and delivered by Thomas Shepherd, Sr., the Testator, as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who was also present at the time of signing and sealing thereof.

 

Wit: Wm. McConnell                             Thomas Shepherd (Seal)

       Robert A. Phillips

 

Agreement between the Heirs of Thos Shepherd

 

North Carolina

Macon County

 

Know all men by these presents that whereas The late Thomas Shepherd Senior deceased made & hath left a last will & Testament disposing of his effects unequally amongst his children with which some have been dissatisfied now that there by no further difficulty or contention in the matter we Thomas Shepherd, Joseph Shepherd, Elijah Shepherd, John Shepherd, William Shepherd, Martin Hurst, Asa Bradley & Elizabeth Wilson, and by these presents do bind ourselves to make the following amicable disposition of the matter Viz 1st Thomas Shepherd is to have all the property left him in Said will by making the following allowance to Asa Bradley & Martin Hurst To Asa Bradley three tracts of Land two on which Bradley now lives & one Joining above and to Martin Hurst one Tract of Land where Elijah Shepherd formerly lived on Cowe also one note on Said Hurst for $76.50 and to William Shepherd one Tract of Land lying Joining (?) Wm Shepherds land & a negro boy named Will An Joseph Shepherd is to hold all left him in the will except the following The Said Joseph Shepherd agrees to let John Shepherd have five good mules and a good wagon and Thomas Shepherd is to have all left to him except the following He agrees to give to Elizabeth Wilson a negro woman named Sal & her two children & a Sorrell horse and all the others are to have all the property left for them in the will and we do hereby Covenant & agree that with the foregoing distributions of the effects of The Said Thomas Shepherd Sen. dec'd we will be content and this agreement shall on each of our parts forever bar any further litigation on the Subject In witness whereof we hereunto Set our hands and Seals this 13th day of September 1842

 

Thomas Shepherd (SEAL)

Jos. Shepherd (SEAL)

Elijah Shepherd (SEAL)

Martin Hurst (SEAL)

John Shepherd, X his mark (SEAL)

Asa Bradley (SEAL)

Wm. Shepherd, X his mark (SEAL)

George Wilson, X his mark (SEAL)

Elizabeth Wilson (SEAL)

Sealed & reacknowledged by all the parties 15th Sept 1842

Test. N. W. Woodfin

 

PS After the above had been Signed by the 1st Six & attested by H. G. Woodfin it was agreed to be altered as interlined (JE) in respect to Elizabeth Wilson Share giving her the negro woman Sal & her two children & the Sorrell horse instead of that Stricken out & adding to William Shepherd the negro Boy

 

Will before Signing by the others it was reacknowledged by all the other Six who were together & present also altered by Striking out the Heirs of Martin Angel Sept 15 1842.

 

Atest. N. W. Woodfin

 

This will was proven in open court by the oath of Robert A. Phillips a Subscribing witness thereunto at the September court 1842.

 

__?___, Clerk

 

 

More About THOMAS SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About NANCY ELIZABETH STANTON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of THOMAS SHEPHERD and NANCY STANTON are:

2.                i.    ELIZABETH2 SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1786, Wilkes County, North Carolina.

3.               ii.    SUSANNAH SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1788, Wilkes County, North Carolina.

4.              iii.    JOHN SHEPHERD, b. 1790, Wilkes County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1865.

5.              iv.    REBECCA SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1792, Wilkes County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1842.

6.               v.    JOSEPH SHEPHERD, b. December 11, 1794, Wilkes County, North Carolina; d. February 27, 1860, Yancey County, North Carolina.

7.              vi.    ELIJAH SHEPHERD, b. 1796, Cane River, present Yancey County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1860, Macon County, North Carolina.

8.             vii.    THOMAS SHEPHERD, JR., b. July 20, 1798, Cane River, present Yancey County, North Carolina; d. July 28, 1880, Macon County, North Carolina.

9.            viii.    WILLIAM SHEPHERD, b. February 18, 1802, Cane River, Buncombe County, North Carolina; d. Macon County,  North Carolina.

10.             ix.    NANCY SHEPHERD, b. May 16, 1804, Cane River, present Yancey County, North Carolina; d. March 19, 1846, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  ELIZABETH2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1786 in Wilkes County, North Carolina1.  She married (1) GEORGE WILSON.  He was born 17862.  She married (2) -- SHEPHERD. 

       

Children of ELIZABETH SHEPHERD and GEORGE WILSON are:

                   i.    SARAH "SALLY"3 WILSON, b. September 09, 1805.

11.             ii.    THOMAS WILSON, b. October 12, 1807, North Carolina; d. 1873, Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina.

                 iii.    EDWARD WILSON, b. January 04, 1809.

 

Notes for EDWARD WILSON:

This may be the will of Edward Wilson:

 

From microfilm # C.107.50011

Yancey County

Settlements of Estates, Wills, Inventories, & Accounts

1855-1869, Volume 1A, pages 15 & 16.

 

In the name of God Amen I Edward Wilson of the County of Yancey and state of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory but having far exceeded through the pleasure of heaven the number of years usually alloted to men and ____ at my advanced age of approching desolution do make and declare this last will and testament commanding my soul to its maker I desire that my Executor hereinafter named shall provide for my body a decent burial and pay all funeral Expenses together with my just debts if any Exist against me.

 

And whereas my four sons William, John, George, and James and my daughters Lucinda Edney deceased Received advancements invested in land and whereas my daughters Ceilia Lewis, Polly McMahan, Sarah Angel Received a negro the two latter of whom without my consent or appreciation deprived of or having parted with said property I dispose of all my Right Title and interest in and to said slaves as follows.

 

I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly McMahan during the term of her natural life to her sole and separate use not subject to the control or debts of her husband a negro girl by name Harriett heretofore Placed in her possession and the increase of said girl and at the death of my said daughter said girl and increase to be equally divided between her children share and share alike.

 

2. I give and bequeath to the children of my decd. daughter Sarah Angel a negro girl named Winne and her increase if Ever Recovered, to be divided equally between them share and share alike.

 

3. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ceilia Lewis during the term of her natural life a negro girl, Jane now in her possession together with the increase of said girl Jane and at the death of my daughter Ceila said girl Jane and her increase I give and bequeath to the four children of my daughter Cecila.. Rufus, Oscar, Louisa (Woodfin) and Mary to be equally divided between them share and share alike and in case any one of the four die before their Mother leaving no children then the share of him or her to go over to his or her surviving Brother or brothers sister or sisters.

 

Having made there dispositions and taking into consideration that my daughter Lucinda Edney and her family have been advanced during my lifetime at least one thousand dollars additional over and above the advancements received by my other children with the Exception of my daughter Cecilia Lewis and family by whom a similar advancement has been Received,, and wishing to make an Equal division of all my worldly goods and chattels lands and tenements among my children and the descendants of my deceased children Representing their parents. I dispose of all my Earthly Effects as follows.

 

I wish and will that my Executors here inafter named shall sell all the Estate remaining at my death Perishable Personal and Real of whatever kinds or nature and whether in Possession or Expectancy both legal and equitable and whether specifically mentioned here in or not including all the crops that may be on hand household and kitchen furniture. farming utencials wagons stock of all kinds sheep cattle horses hogs all my lands where ever situated The home place and all other tracts all the negros of

which there are some nineteen. 1. Gabe 2. Jacob 3. Tilly and her children 4. Tempie 5. John? 6. Clerisa 7. Rob 8. Neely 9. Jordin 10. Andy 11. George 12. Madison (2 words unreadable) 13. Eliza 14. Hester 15, John 16. Millard 17. baby Clerissa's children 18. Jacob 19. Columbus. together with all their increase. I wish and will futher that ______ Executors collect all debts owing to me all notes and accounts and _____ Proceeds of sales and collections after all expenses cost and _____settlement are defrayed shall constitute ____ to (Bottom line of page unreadable). Charges against my daughters Cecila and the children of my deceased daughter Lucinda as a clous? for illustration dispose my Estate amount in value to twenty two thousand dollars then add two thousand. each of my sons and also my daughter Polly McMahan would receive three thousand where as my daughter Cecila would receive two thousand only and the children of my deceased daughter Lucinda a like sum.

 

With this Explanation and my Entire Estate converted into money or its Equivolent with the Privilege to my Executors of biding at the sale and to the Entire value two thousand dollars added as afore said I give and bequeath there of and thereout as follows.

1. To my son William one Eighth a full part or share to him and his heirs forever.

2. To my son John one Eighth a full part or share to him and his heirs forever.

3. To my son George one Eighth a full part or share to him and his heirs forever.

4. To my son James one Eighth a full part or share to him and his heirs forever.

5. To my daughter Cecila Lewis one Eighth less or deminished by one thousand dollars to be hers and at her disposal absolutely for ever.

6. To my son James One Eighth a full part or share in trust to pay to my daughter Polly McMahan during the term of her natural life upon her sole and separate receipt the annual interest of said one Eighth and at her death the Principal together with any interest accrued and unpaid to be devided Equally among her children and the representatives of any deceased child or children as a _____or _____ to stand in the place of any so deceased parent.

7. To the children of my deceased daughter Sarah Angel one Eighth a full part or share to be devided Equally among them share and share alike and as in item number 6.

8. To the children of my deceased daughter Lucinda Edney. One Eighth less or diminished by one thousand dollars to be devided among them share and share alike. Those of them who are twenty one years of age or married to Receive there respective shares at the first division of the Proceeds of my Estate and since several of them are minors my will and desire is that my son James is hereby constituted guardian of all such to have and to hold the custody and guardaniship both of there

Respective persons and portions until they severly arrive a the full age of twenty one years and he hereby Empowered to expend in his discretion in the Education of Each and all a portion or the whole of the dividend to which such minor may be Entitled and I especially commend to his care my little grand daughter Jane,,

 

And I hereby constitute and appoint my sons James, William, and George Executors of this my last will and testament in witness where of I the said Edward Wilson do hereunto set my hand and seal this the 21st day of January AD 1859

Ed. Wilson {seal}

 

signed sealed Published and declared by the said Edward Wilson to be his last will and testament in Presence of us who at his Request in his Presence and in the Presence of Each other do Subscribe our names as witnesses thereto

W. Gardner

R. Dan? Wilson

 

                 iv.    ELIJAH WILSON, b. October 15, 1812.

       

Child of ELIZABETH SHEPHERD and -- SHEPHERD is:

12.             v.    JOHN3 SHEPHERD, b. 1801; d. November 1849, Yancey County, North Carolina.

 

3.  SUSANNAH2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1788 in Wilkes County, North Carolina3.  She married ASA BRADLEY, son of LAWRENCE BRADLEY.  He was born 1768 in Randolph County, North Carolina4.

 

Notes for ASA BRADLEY:

1830 Macon County, North Carolina, Census:

 

Asa Bradley, Sr.; 2m 10-15, 1m 20-30, 1m 60-70; 1f 0-5, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 30-40, 1f

50-60

       

Children of SUSANNAH SHEPHERD and ASA BRADLEY are:

                   i.    JOSEPH H.3 BRADLEY5.

                  ii.    WINIFRED BRADLEY5.

                 iii.    MARTHA BRADLEY, m. MOSES W. MAYFIELD, December 02, 1833, Macon County, North Carolina6.

                 iv.    ASA BRADLEY, JR..

 

Notes for ASA BRADLEY, JR.:

1830 Macon County, North Carolina, Census:

 

Asa Bradley, Jr.; 1m 15-20, 1m 20-30; 1f 30-40

 

                  v.    LAWRENCE BRADLEY7.

 

Notes for LAWRENCE BRADLEY:

Appeared in the 1830 Macon County, North Carolina, census, and the 1840 Cherokee County, North Carolina, census.

 

                 vi.    PLEASANT BRADLEY7, m. ALIZABETH GIBSON, March 05, 1837, Jackson County, North Carolina8.

 

Marriage Notes for PLEASANT BRADLEY and ALIZABETH GIBSON:

Bondsman: Rusel Saton?

Witness: Samuel Gibson

 

                vii.    JEREMIAH BRADLEY9.

               viii.    ISAAC M. BRADLEY9.

 

Notes for ISAAC M. BRADLEY:

Appears in the 1840 Cherokee County, North Carolina, census, unmarried and between the ages of 20 and 30.

 

13.             ix.    PHILLIP BRADLEY, b. Abt. 1810, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1885, Jackson County, North Carolina.

 

4.  JOHN2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born 1790 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, and died Abt. 186510.  He married MARY RUNYON 1816 in Burke County, North Carolina, daughter of JOSEPH RUNYON and MARY SHEPHERD.  She was born Abt. 1795 in Burke County, North Carolina10, and died Abt. 187510.

       

Children of JOHN SHEPHERD and MARY RUNYON are:

                   i.    MARTHA3 SHEPHERD, b. 1818, Carter County, Tennessee.

                  ii.    POLINA SHEPHERD, b. 1820, Carter County, Tennessee; m. JOHN STEWART GIBSON, July 17, 1866, Macon County, North Carolina11; b. January 23, 1819, Haywood County, North Carolina; d. 1886, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About JOHN STEWART GIBSON:

Burial: Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 iii.    AGNES SHEPHERD, b. 1822, Carter County, Tennessee.

14.            iv.    JAMES SHEPHERD, b. December 04, 1823, Wilkes or Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 22, 1893, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  v.    NANCY SHEPHERD, b. 1824, Carter County, Tennessee.

                 vi.    MATILDA SHEPHERD, b. 1826, Carter County, Tennessee.

15.           vii.    JOHN SHEPHERD, JR., b. 1830, Carter County, Tennessee.

               viii.    SON SHEPHERD, b. 1834, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ix.    WILLIAM SHEPHERD, b. 1840, Macon County, North Carolina.

                   x.    MATILDA SHEPHERD, b. 1842, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

5.  REBECCA2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1792 in Wilkes County, North Carolina12, and died Bef. 184212.  She married JAMES ANGEL, son of WILLIAM ANGEL and ELIZABETH --.  He was born Abt. 1794 in Buncombe County, North Carolina13.

       

Children of REBECCA SHEPHERD and JAMES ANGEL are:

16.              i.    LEWIS MARVIN3 ANGEL, b. January 01, 1819, Buncombe County, North Carolina; d. March 26, 1921, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    THOMAS ANGEL, b. January 18, 1823, Buncombe County, North Carolina13; d. March 29, 1888, Atchison County, Missouri13; m. SARAH ANN PEBLY, January 14, 1844, Clay County, Missouri13.

 

6.  JOSEPH2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born December 11, 1794 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, and died February 27, 1860 in Yancey County, North Carolina.  He married ELIZABETH "BETSY" HORTON March 28, 182114, daughter of ZEPHANIAH HORTON and JANE MCCOURRY.  She was born November 15, 179914, and died August 02, 187814.

 

Notes for JOSEPH SHEPHERD:

Yancey County Record of Wills

Volume #1, page 417

Microfilm # C.107.80001

 

Last Will and testament of Joseph Shepherd

 

In the name of God Amen I JOSEPH SHEPHERD of the County of Yancey and state of N. Carolina being of Sound mind and memory but considering the uncertainty of my Earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, towit:

First that my Executors hereinafter named shall at my decease provide my body a decent burial suitable to their wishes and pay all funeral expenses together with my just debts howsoever or to whomsoever owing out of the first money that shall come into their hands as a part or parcel of my Estate

Item first I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife MARGARET A. SHEPHERD one thousand dollars in cash or cash notes one young ----- horse or a Horse worth one hundred dollars and all the household furniture that is claimed by her at this time and on condition that she wishes to remain in Burnsville that she is to have the house and lots owned by me and known as the Adams lots adjoining the buildings in lieu of the thousand Dollars during her natural life as a homestead & one hundred dollars in cash.

Item second I give and devise to my Eldest Daughter JUNE AMANDA BROYLES and her bodily children the Place where I now live including the following Boundary of land towit Beginning on a chestnut standing on the top of the main Nob above the graveyard known as Scotts Corner & runs a southeast course down the top of the ridge with NATHAN YOUNGS line to the corner of the town Tract thence a south course with the town Tract to the main road then with said Road a West course to Scotts old line then south course with Scotts old line to a white oak on A. JOBES corner then a west course with the fence & Jobes line to a stake at the crop fence then a north course with the crop fence to the road crossing the road to the end of the crop fence on the North side of the road & then with the crop fence a direct course to the top of the main Ridge then runs down between my old Place and the Sol Ray Place then a north course with the top of said Ridge to the beginning to have and to hold in fee simple forever together with my Negro girl RACHEL & her two children HARRIETT & ELBERT to have and to hold forever unto her & her children.

Item third I give and bequeath to my second daughter JULIA ANN SHEPHERD the house and all the town lots joining known as the Adams Property together with my Mulatto boy MILES, MARIAH, NEWTON & JOHNSON together with the household and kitchen furniture claimed by her together with nine hundred dollars that I first bequeathed to my wife if my wife should make choice to live on the lots named in her Item together with one horse worth one hundred dollars & two cows & calves of her choice of my stock to have and to hold to her and her children and if she should die without children or bodily heirs my will is that her property bequeathed by me be equally between her sisters and their children.

Item fourth I give and bequeath to my third Daughter CORDELIA P. ADAMS the following boundary of land towit beginning on a white oak the old Wilson Corner at the South East end of the meadow and runs a North Course on the A. JOBES line & the line of the tract set forth in the Item second to the top of the nob at the Chestnut Corner then a north Westardly course with the tope of the ridge to the top of the Green Mountain then a westardly course with the top of the mountain to Hortens line then down the Ridge with Hortens line to a white oak corner of the ray tract then down the meander of the branch to the Pine

Swamp branch to J. W. GARLANDS old line then East with the crop fence to the beginning to have and to hold unto her and her children in fee simple forever together with my boys MANSON & JULUS together a note of twelve hundred Dollars with interest on THOMAS GARDNER, deceased to have and to hold unto her and her children forever.

ITEM fifth I give and bequeath to my fourth & youngest Daughter TERRISSA E. REYNOLDS all my town lots with their improvements in the East side of the Cross Street and North side of the Public Square in Burnsville to have and to hold unto her & her bodily children in fee simple forever together with a Sixty Acre tract of land including my Improvements on the top of the Green Mountain and also AMANDA, TOM, MILLY & ALFORD my Slaves to have and to hold unto her & her bodily heirs forever.

Item sixth My will and devise is that the residue of my property & Estate of all and every description not named in the foregoing Devise be Equally divided among my four Daughters named in the foregoing Devise, the Debts of all descriptions to be collected by my Executors & the residue of my Property to be sold at Public sale and the whole to be equally divided among my four daughters & their bodily children as aforesaid after paying all lawful expenses of sales collections and providing for making good the foregoing devises.

I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friends and sons in law ISAAC M. BROYLES & JOHN. D. REYNOLDS my lawful Executors to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part & --------- thereof hereby revoking & declaring utterly null & void all other will & testaments by me made. In Witness whereof I the said JOSEPH SHEPHERD do hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of October 1857.

 

Jos. Shepherd

 

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Shepherd to be his last will and testament in Presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other do subscribe our names as witness thereto the day and year above written

J. W. Garland

Jane M. Garland

 

More About JOSEPH SHEPHERD:

Occupation: Innkeeper

       

Children of JOSEPH SHEPHERD and ELIZABETH HORTON are:

                   i.    JANE AMANDA3 SHEPHERD, b. 182815; m. ISAAC BROYLE.

                  ii.    JULIA ANN SHEPHERD, b. 182815; m. IRVIN SLUDER, June 22, 1859, Yancey County, North Carolina16.

                 iii.    CORDELIA P. SHEPHERD, b. 183317; m. STEPHEN D. ADAMS.

                 iv.    TERRISA E. SHEPHERD, b. 183517; m. JOHN D. REYNOLDS, MD.

 

7.  ELIJAH2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born 1796 in Cane River, present Yancey County, North Carolina, and died Bef. 1860 in Macon County, North Carolina18.  He married (1) LAVINIA JONES19, daughter of UNKNOWN JONES.  She was born April 11, 1795 in Virginia, and died November 14, 1862 in Macon County, North Carolina.  He married (2) MARTHA QUEEN20. 

 

Notes for ELIJAH SHEPHERD:

Elijah (Eli) is recorded as a member of a North Carolina regiment, Company L, Macon County Volunteers. North Carolina furnished 13 volunteer companies composed of approximately 824 man and officers for the 1838 Indian Removal.

 

From Cowee Baptist Church (Macon County, NC) Records:

 

October 17, 1829 - Received Narcissa Shepherd and Elijah Shepherd by Experience.

November 1868 - Letter. of Dismission granted to Brother Elijah Shepherd.

 

Cowee Baptist Church Book Volume 1: "The Constitution of the Baptist Church at Cowee in the Cherokee Purchase, Macon County, North Carolina, March 15, 1828. The presbytery consisting of Elders Humphrey Posey and Stephen White, met at Cowee by request, and after worship and a discussion on the subject of the meeting, fifteen members were found in readiness for a church. all of them members of the church at Franklin." These fifteen charter members were: Samuel Rose, Levi Truit, George Caler, Peter Mason, Joseph Welch, Jacob Caler, Lucrecy Rose., Susanah Truit, Hannah Dickey, Jaly Hibberts, Polly Edwards, Sarah Mason, Mary Mason, Roda Russell, and Sarah Fortune. On the same day, Samuel Rose and Levi Truit were examined and set apart by ordination to the office of deacon. George F. Caler was elected first clerk and treasurer. Humphrey Posey was elected as pastor on June 14, 1828.

At its organizational meeting the church set the third Sunday and preceding Saturday of each month as its regular meeting time and agreed that meetings would be held at Caler Schoolhouse, located at the forks of the road at the mouth of Caler Creek and Cowee Creek.

On June 26, 1830, George F. Caler, Elijah Shepherd and Samuel D. Bryson were appointed trustees and

were instructed to locate and purchase a spot of ground on which to build a church. The land was deeded

to the church by Samuel Decater Bryson and was located on a knoll in front of the present church

building. The first building was a log structure which was used until 1868.

 

More About ELIJAH SHEPHERD:

Occupation: Farmer

 

Notes for LAVINIA JONES:

From Cowee Baptist Church (Macon County, NC) Records:

 

July 18, 1829 - Received Lavina (Mrs. Elijah) Shepherd by letter.

October 17, 1829 - Received Narcissa Shepherd and Elijah Shepherd by Experience.

December 1866 - Sister Louvina Shepherd, companion of Brother Elijah Shepherd, was born in Virginia on the 11th day of April, 1795 and was baptized into the fellowship of the Caney River Baptist Church by Elder Stephen Morgan in 1814, and deceased November 14, 1862.

 

       

Children of ELIJAH SHEPHERD and LAVINIA JONES are:

                   i.    JOEL3 SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 181520.

                  ii.    MALINDA SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 181920; m. DANIEL WEST20.

17.            iii.    AGNES SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1820.

18.            iv.    THOMAS J. SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1820, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

19.             v.    ANGELINE "LINNY" SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1824, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

20.            vi.    ELIZABETH ARMINDA SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1827; d. Bef. 1880.

21.           vii.    NANCY PARELLA SHEPHERD, b. May 28, 1831, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 26, 1918, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

8.  THOMAS2 SHEPHERD, JR. (THOMAS1) was born July 20, 1798 in Cane River, present Yancey County, North Carolina, and died July 28, 1880 in Macon County, North Carolina.  He married NARCISSA WELCH December 1824, daughter of JOSEPH WELCH and CATHERINE DECK.  She was born 1806 in Rutherford County, North Carolina21, and died 1874 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for THOMAS SHEPHERD, JR.:

The 1850 Macon County census states that Thomas was born abt. 1801 in Buncombe County.

 

Thomas is recorded as a member of a North Carolina regiment, Company L, Macon County Volunteers. North Carolina furnished 13 volunteer companies composed of approximately 824 man and officers for the 1838 Cherokee Indian Removal.

 

More About THOMAS SHEPHERD, JR.:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

 

Notes for NARCISSA WELCH:

From Cowee Baptist Church (Macon County, NC) Records:

 

October 17, 1829 - Received Narcissa Shepherd and Elijah Shepherd by Experience.

 

More About NARCISSA WELCH:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of THOMAS SHEPHERD and NARCISSA WELCH are:

22.              i.    CALVIN GRANDISON3 SHEPHERD, b. September 16, 1825, Yancey County, North Carolina; d. 1898, Macon County, North Carolina.

23.             ii.    EMELINE ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, b. December 11, 1826, Yancey County, North Carolina; d. September 25, 1920, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina.

24.            iii.    NANCY AVALINE SHEPHERD, b. August 19, 1828; d. November 10, 1910, Macon County, North Carolina.

25.            iv.    KATHERINE ADALINE SHEPHERD, b. September 29, 1830, Macon County, North Carolina; d. February 07, 1899, Macon County, North Carolina.

26.             v.    JOSEPH JACKSON SHEPHERD, b. May 16, 1833, Macon County, North Carolina; d. August 25, 1908, Neosha, Missouri.

27.            vi.    HARRIET ARZILA SHEPHERD, b. May 20, 1837, Macon County, North Carolina; d. August 06, 1906, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

28.           vii.    MARTHA ANN SHEPHERD, b. May 16, 1838, Macon County, North Carolina.

               viii.    THOMAS EDWIN SHEPHERD, b. October 07, 1840, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 26, 1862.

 

Notes for THOMAS EDWIN SHEPHERD:

Didn't marry.

 

More About THOMAS EDWIN SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Military service: Co. H, 16th North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

 

29.             ix.    NARCISSA TERRISA SHEPHERD, b. April 16, 1842, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 03, 1913, Macon County, North Carolina.

30.              x.    HENRY CLAY SHEPHERD, b. February 20, 1844, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 08, 1910, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

9.  WILLIAM2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born February 18, 1802 in Cane River, Buncombe County, North Carolina, and died in Macon County,  North Carolina.  He married SOPHIA YOUNG.  She was born Abt. 1805 in Haywood County, North Carolina21, and died in Macon County,  North Carolina.

       

Children of WILLIAM SHEPHERD and SOPHIA YOUNG are:

31.              i.    ALTHIA PENELLAN3 SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1826, Macon County,  North Carolina.

                  ii.    ADOLPHUS M. SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1832, Macon County,  North Carolina21.

                 iii.    JANE A. SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1832, Macon County,  North Carolina21.

                 iv.    THADDEUS P. SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1833, Macon County,  North Carolina21; m. HENRIETTA ANN WELCH.

 

Notes for THADDEUS P. SHEPHERD:

This might be the T. P. Shepherd who married Enerretter A. Welch on or about December 30, 1865, in Macon County, North Carolina, James Bryson, J. P., officiant. Both were buried at Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Macon County.

 

More About THADDEUS P. SHEPHERD:

Military service: Private, Co. A, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Confederate States Army

 

                  v.    ELIZABETH SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1836, Macon County,  North Carolina21; m. JESSE SHEFFIELD22.

                 vi.    MARTHA SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1838, Macon County,  North Carolina23.

                vii.    THOMAS JAMES SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1842, Macon County,  North Carolina23; d. Arkansas24; m. MARY JANE RABY, October 27, 1868, Macon County, North Carolina25; b. May 1849, Macon County, North Carolina26; d. , Arkansas27.

               viii.    WILLIAM SHEPHERD, JR., b. Abt. 1844, Macon County,  North Carolina28; d. Arkansas?29; m. BETTY WATSON29; d. , Arkansas?29.

                  ix.    HESTER ANN SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1846, Macon County,  North Carolina30; m. ALFRED P. BROWN31.

 

10.  NANCY2 SHEPHERD (THOMAS1) was born May 16, 1804 in Cane River, present Yancey County, North Carolina, and died March 19, 1846 in Macon County, North Carolina.  She married ANDREW MARTIN HURST, son of GEORGE HURST.  He was born 1797 in Surry County, North Carolina32, and died January 01, 1883 in Macon County, North Carolina32.

 

Notes for ANDREW MARTIN HURST:

State of North Carolina   No. 1890

 

        Know Ye, That we for and in consideration of the sum of five cents for every acre hereby granted and paid into our Treasury by Martin Hurst have given and granted and by these presents do give grant unto the said Martin Hurst a tract of land containing fifty acres, lying and being in the County of Macon on the waters of Cowee Creek, Beginning at a Post Oak being the beginning corner of old surve

y No. 77 in District No. 10 running thence with said line North Eighty poles to a Spanish Oak thence West one hundred poles to a stake thence South Eighty poles to a stake thence East one hundred poles to the beginning.  Entered Feby. the 24th 1853 as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all Woods, Waters, Mines, Minerals, Hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining:  To Hold to the said Martin Hurst his heirs and assigns forever:  Yielding and paying to us sums of money yearly or otherwise, as our General Assembly from time to time may direct:  Provided, always, That the said Grantee shall cause this Grant to be registered in the Register's Office for said County of Macon within twelve months from the date hereof otherwise the same shall be void.

        Witness Thos. Bragg, Esq.  Our Governor, Captain General and Commander-in-Chief, at Raleigh the 12th day of September in the 80th year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five.

                                        Thos. Bragg

 

By command:

W. Hill (?),  Secretary of State

 

        The foregoing Grant is this day duly registered in the office of Register of Deeds for Macon County.

Aug 20th 1890                           J. S. Sloan

                                                Register of Deeds

 

       

Children of NANCY SHEPHERD and ANDREW HURST are:

32.              i.    LUCINDA MATILDA3 HURST, b. December 08, 1822, Buncombe County, North Carolina; d. August 03, 1884.

33.             ii.    JANE CAROLINE HURST, b. November 27, 1825, Macon County, North Carolina; d. August 06, 1880, Rabun Gap, Rabun County, Georgia.

34.            iii.    ELIZABETH HURST, b. Abt. 1827, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

35.            iv.    JOSEPH BARNARD HURST, b. June 15, 1832, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 01, 1883, Macon County, North Carolina.

36.             v.    GEORGE MADISON HURST, b. April 1835, Macon County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1908, Macon County, North Carolina.

                 vi.    THOMAS NOAH HURST, b. July 25, 1837, Macon County, North Carolina32; d. May 25, 1873, Mountain City, Rabun County, Georgia32; m. RACHEL MCCURRY32; b. February 22, 1840, Rabun County, Georgia32.

 

Notes for THOMAS NOAH HURST:

According to Cathy Hurst Jericho, Noah was murdered in Mountain City, Georgia, and his grandfather, Martin Hurst, tried to hire someone to kill his murderer.

 

Noah and Rachel had no children.

 

More About THOMAS NOAH HURST:

Burial: McCurry Cemetery, Mountain City, Rabun County, Georgia

Military service: Private, Co. A, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Confederate States Army

 

More About RACHEL MCCURRY:

Burial: McCurry Cemetery, Mountain City, Rabun County, Georgia

 

37.           vii.    HARRIET M. HURST, b. September 26, 1842, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 12, 1942, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

11.  THOMAS3 WILSON (ELIZABETH2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born October 12, 1807 in North Carolina33, and died 1873 in Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina33.  He married MARY ANN HENSLEY Bef. 1830 in Buncombe County, North Carolina34, daughter of COLBERT HENSLEY and ELIZABETH STANTON.  She was born Abt. 1808 in Buncombe County, North Carolina34.

 

More About THOMAS WILSON:

Occupation: Farmer

       

Children of THOMAS WILSON and MARY HENSLEY are:

                   i.    ELIZABETH4 WILSON, b. Abt. 1831, Buncombe County, North Carolina35.

38.             ii.    SAMUEL "SAM" WILSON, b. Abt. 1834, Yancey County, North Carolina; d. 1900, Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina.

                 iii.    JAMES WILSON, b. Abt. 1837, Yancey County, North Carolina36.

 

Notes for JAMES WILSON:

This might be the will of James Wilson:

 

Yancey County Record of Wills

Volume # 2, page 96

Microfilm # 107.80001

 

State of North Carolina

Yancey County

 

I, JAMES WILSON of the aforesaid county and State being of sound mind but considering the uncertainty of my Earthly existence do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say:

First My Executor hereinafter named shall give my body a decent burial suitable to the wish of my friends and relations and pay all funeral expenses together with all my just debts out of the first money which may come into his hands belonging to my estate.

Second I give and bequeath unto my daughters LOUISA RAY, HASEY YOUNG, CELIA JANE COX, DORCUS REYNOLDS, SALLIE KATE BYRD and my sons J. G. WILSON and my grandson THOMAS V. SINGLETARY and my grand daughter MITHE? O’BRINE to be equally divided between them all my estate whatever it may consist at the time of my death and more particularly described as follows to wit: one hundred acres of land lying and being in Yancey County, North Carolina bounded as follows towit: Begin on a blackgum on a ridge the corner of said tract and runs North with said line Sixty S. 4 poles to a

large chestnut oak thence South 45 East down a ridge one hundred & twenty poles to a bunch of poplar sprouts at Whitstines old corner thence East with his old line 20 poles to a white oak and old corner thence West with or near G. B. SILVERS line Seventy Four poles to a stake thence South forty poles to a chestnut oak thence South Seventy degrees West one hundred & Twenty Five poles to a stake on the ---- ---- ----- thence East with said line Eighty poles to the beginning containing one hundred acres be the same more or less.

I also give and bequeath unto my beloved daughters, LOUISA RAY, HASEY YOUNG, CELIA JANE COX, DORCUS REYNOLDS, SALLIE KATE BYRD and my beloved son J. G. WILSON also my grandson THOS. V. SINGLETARY and my granddaughter MITHE? O’BRINE to be equally divided between them $900.00 Nine Hundred Dollars which I now have on deposit in the first National Bank of Asheville NC. Also two mules which I now own, four head of cattle, four head of hogs, together with all my farm utensils and household furniture and all debts that may be due me at the time of my death.

I hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend J. G. WILSON my lawful Executor to all intents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament according to the true interest and meaning of the same, every part and clause thereof, hereby revoking and declaring utterly void all other wills and testaments by me heretofore made in witness whereof I the said JAMES WILSON do hereunto set my hand and seal this the -- day of March 1894.

 

James Wilson

 

Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Wilson to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence do subscribe our names as witness thereto.

W. W. Ponder

E. F. Watson

 

                 iv.    JOHN WILSON, b. Abt. 1839, Yancey County, North Carolina36.

                  v.    THOMAS WILSON, b. Abt. 1842, Yancey County, North Carolina36.

                 vi.    EDWARD WILSON, b. Abt. 1842, Yancey County, North Carolina37.

                vii.    SARAH A. WILSON, b. Abt. 1847, Yancey County, North Carolina38.

               viii.    AMOS K. WILSON, b. 1851, Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina39; d. April 15, 1915, Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina39.

                  ix.    GEORGE WILSON, b. 185439.

 

12.  JOHN3 SHEPHERD (ELIZABETH2, THOMAS1) was born 180140, and died November 1849 in Yancey County, North Carolina40.  He married DOROTHY JONES.  She was born March 25, 1804 in Wythe County, Virginia40.

       

Children of JOHN SHEPHERD and DOROTHY JONES are:

39.              i.    JACKSON ISRAEL4 SHEPHERD, b. 1824.

40.             ii.    GRANDISON SHEPHERD, b. 1826, Indian Creek, Yancey County, North Carolina; d. February 16, 1864, Jacksboro, Tennessee.

                 iii.    JOSEPH SHEPHERD, b. 182840; d. July 02, 184541.

 

Notes for JOSEPH SHEPHERD:

Murdered by his uncle, Preston Jones.

 

More About JOSEPH SHEPHERD:

Cause of Death (2): Murdered

 

                 iv.    MELISSA E. SHEPHERD, b. 183542; m. EZEKIEL BANKS, June 06, 185242.

                  v.    ELIZABETH LOVADA SHEPHERD, b. March 08, 183642; d. August 18, 191342; m. WILLIAM K. BRIGGS, REVEREND; b. November 27, 1827, Buncombe County, North Carolina43; d. June 01, 190543.

                 vi.    EPHRAIM MANNON SHEPHERD, b. 183844; m. FRANCES "FRANKY" BLACKENSHIP, February 14, 1858, Yancey County, North Carolina44.

                vii.    WILLIAM A. SHEPHERD, b. 184045.

41.          viii.    JOHN WESLEY SHEPHERD, b. January 10, 1842; d. May 19, 1917.

                  ix.    MITCHELL GAITHER SHEPHERD, b. 184446; m. JANE E. NORTON/HORTON, October 186646.

                   x.    THOMAS IRVIN SHEPHERD, b. 184746; m. ELIZA E. MARLOR47.

 

13.  PHILLIP3 BRADLEY (SUSANNAH2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1810 in North Carolina48, and died Abt. 1885 in Jackson County, North Carolina48.  He married MARGARET E. MCCASLIN48.  She was born Abt. 181348, and died Abt. 1885 in Jackson County, North Carolina48.

 

Notes for PHILLIP BRADLEY:

Deed Book B, page 98, Cherokee County, North Carolina:

Phillip Bradley sold to James L. Young, on June 2, 1843, 215 acres of fourth quality land located in the Seventh District and Section No. Forty for the sum of $311.00. Phillip had purchased this land in the late land sale at Franklin, Macon Co. on September 15, 1838.

 

Census records:

 

1840 Cherokee County, North Carolina, census, page 241:

Head of Household        Philip Brady 30-39; 1 male under 5; 1 female 20-29;

2 females 5-9; 1 female under 5.

 

1850 Cherokee County, North Carolina, census, page 63-B, dwelling & family # 820:

Phillip Bradley       41 M house carpenter        b. NC

Margaret                38 F                                            b. NC

Rebecca                 20 F                                            b. NC

Martha                    16 F                                            b. NC

Nancy                      14 F                                            b. NC

Henry                      13 M                                           b. NC

Eliza                           8 F                                            b. NC

John                           6 M                                           b. NC

Margaret                  2 F                                            b. NC

 

 

1860 Jackson County, North Carolina, census, family # 678:

P. Bradley              50 m       farmer       400       100

M. Bradley             47 f       

E. Bradley              18 f

Jno. Bradley          16 m       farmer

M. Bradley              12 f

Jane Bradley         10 f

M. Bradley                4 f

       

Children of PHILLIP BRADLEY and MARGARET MCCASLIN are:

                   i.    MARTHA4 BRADLEY, b. Abt. 183449.

                  ii.    NANCY EMELINE BRADLEY, b. April 03, 1836, North Carolina50; d. 1909; m. SAMUEL P. CARSON YORK, December 15, 1853, Cherokee County, North Carolina50.

42.            iii.    HENRY HARRISON BRADLEY, b. April 24, 1835; d. June 20, 1926, Fulton County, Arkansas.

                 iv.    REBECCA BRADLEY, b. Abt. 184051.

                  v.    ELIZA BRADLEY, b. Abt. 1842, Cherokee County, North Carolina51.

43.            vi.    JOHN T. BRADLEY, b. April 1843, Cherokee County, North Carolina; d. March 12, 1907.

44.           vii.    MARGARET E. BRADLEY, b. Abt. 1848, Cherokee County, North Carolina; d. September 01, 1896, Jackson County, North Carolina.

               viii.    SARAH JANE BRADLEY, b. July 17, 1852, Whittier, Jackson County, North Carolina52; d. May 13, 1941, Barker's Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina52; m. WILLIAM DECATUR WARD52.

                  ix.    MARY BRADLEY, b. April 24, 1855, Valley River, Swain County, North Carolina52; d. October 25, 1936, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina52; m. ELIAS BRENDLE WARD52; d. 1815.

 

14.  JAMES3 SHEPHERD (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 04, 1823 in Wilkes or Macon County, North Carolina, and died October 22, 1893 in Macon County, North Carolina.  He married NANCY AVALINE SHEPHERD December 20, 1848 in Macon County, North Carolina, daughter of THOMAS SHEPHERD and NARCISSA WELCH.  She was born August 19, 1828, and died November 10, 1910 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for JAMES SHEPHERD:

Macon Co., NC

Book ?

Page 212

 

No.  10114     State of North Carolina

 

        Know Ye That We, for and in consideration of the sum of ___cents for every acre hereby granted and paid into the Treasury on 18 day of June 1890 by Joseph B. Hurst assignee have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Joseph B. Hurst assignee a tract of land containing Thirty three acres lying and being in the County of Macon being part of the land acquired by treaty from the Cherokee Indians on the waters of Cowee Creek , Joins (?) _?_ home tract and JAMES SHEPHERD Beginning  at a White Oak  runs W 65 poles to a White Oak then N 39 poles to a Hickory then N 85 W 8 poles to a Post Oak then N 60 poles to a Locust then E 23 poles to a S. Oak then S 39 poles to a Locust then E 56 poles to a Post Oak then S to the beginning as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining.  To Hold to the said Jospeh B. Hurst assignee heirs and assigns forever.  Yielding and pay Assembly now existing or hereafter to be enacted concerning the passage of fish (?) in the waters of said premises  Entered 22th April 1854.

        In witness whereof we have caused these letters to be made patent and our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed.

 

Page 112 Continued

 

        Witness Daniel G. Towle (?) Esq.  Our Governor and Commander-in Chief at Raleigh the 18th day of June in the one hundred and fourteenth year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and ninety.

                                Daniel G. Towle (?)

                                        Governor

By Command

W. L. Saunders, Secretary of State

 

The foregoing Grant is this day duly registered in the office of Register of Deeds Book "I"? 212

 

August 20th 1890                        J. S. Sloan    

                                        Register of Deeds

 

 

 

More About JAMES SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Military service: Private, Co. B, 39th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

 

More About NANCY AVALINE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

       

Children of JAMES SHEPHERD and NANCY SHEPHERD are:

45.              i.    JOHN G.4 SHEPHERD, b. September 06, 1849, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 25, 1921, Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.

46.             ii.    NARCISSA (CIS) SHEPHERD, b. February 17, 1851, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 12, 1939, Macon County, North Carolina.

                 iii.    THOMAS C. SHEPHERD, b. 1854, Macon County, North Carolina; m. SARAH BEASLEY, August 10, 1876, Macon County, North Carolina; b. 1858.

47.            iv.    JOSEPH J. SHEPHERD, b. December 04, 1855, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 13, 1943, Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.

48.             v.    MARTHA CATHERINE SHEPHERD, b. February 17, 1858, Macon County, North Carolina; d. August 06, 1940, Macon County, North Carolina.

49.            vi.    ADELINE SHEPARD, b. December 14, 1860, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 22, 1944, Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.

50.           vii.    JAMES L. SHEPHERD, b. 1864, Macon County, North Carolina.

               viii.    EBENEZER SHEPHERD, b. 1867, Macon County, North Carolina; m. HATTIE FREEMAN, 1892; b. 1867, North Carolina.

51.             ix.    WILLIAM ELBERT SHEPHERD, b. 1869, Macon County, North Carolina; d. 1951, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho.

 

15.  JOHN3 SHEPHERD, JR. (JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1830 in Carter County, Tennessee.  He married MARY A. STUMAN April 17, 1852 in Macon County, North Carolina53.  She was born 1835 in Buncombe County, North Carolina.

       

Children of JOHN SHEPHERD and MARY STUMAN are:

                   i.    JAMES H.4 SHEPHERD, b. 1852, Macon County, North Carolina.

52.             ii.    JOSEPH J. SHEPHERD, b. 1853, Macon County, North Carolina.

                 iii.    NANCY A. SHEPHERD, b. 1855, Macon County, North Carolina.

                 iv.    MARY M. SHEPHERD, b. 1857, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  v.    GEORGE L. SHEPHERD, b. 1859, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

16.  LEWIS MARVIN3 ANGEL (REBECCA2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born January 01, 1819 in Buncombe County, North Carolina54, and died March 26, 1921 in Macon County, North Carolina54.  He married NARCISSA BRYSON November 17, 1846 in Macon County, North Carolina55. 

       

Children of LEWIS ANGEL and NARCISSA BRYSON are:

53.              i.    THOMAS WELDON4 ANGEL, b. February 16, 1862; d. October 09, 1940, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    JAMES E. ANGEL.

                 iii.    M. SARAH ANGEL.

 

17.  AGNES3 SHEPHERD (ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 182056.  She met JOSEPH JACKSON WELCH57, son of JOSEPH WELCH and CATHERINE DECK.  He was born 1814, and died November 1893 in Swain County, North Carolina58.

 

More About JOSEPH JACKSON WELCH:

Burial: Cold Springs Cemetery, Swain County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer, blacksmith

 

Marriage Notes for AGNES SHEPHERD and JOSEPH WELCH:

The relationship between Joseph Jackson Welch and Agnes Shepherd is unproven and based on family tradition.

       

Children of AGNES SHEPHERD and JOSEPH WELCH are:

54.              i.    WILLIAM L.4 WELCH, b. Abt. 1832, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 09, 1915, Graham County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    JOSEPH "BALDIE" WELCH, b. Abt. 1834, North Carolina58; m. NANCY C. SAWYER, August 28, 1859, Macon County, North Carolina59; b. 183860.

 

18.  THOMAS J.3 SHEPHERD (ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1820 in Buncombe County, North Carolina61.  He married (1) MARY ANN SUTTON March 20, 1838 in Macon County, North Carolina62.    He married (2) MARY T. "POLLY" DUVALL December 20, 1843 in Macon County, North Carolina62.  She was born Abt. 1816 in Iredell County, North Carolina63.

       

Children of THOMAS SHEPHERD and MARY DUVALL are:

55.              i.    JULIA ANN ELIZABETH4 SHEPHERD, b. December 05, 1844, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 05, 1906, Graham County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    ELVIRA A. SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1845, Macon County, North Carolina63.

                 iii.    MARGARET SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1847, Macon County, North Carolina63.

                 iv.    ELIJAH A. SHEPHERD, b. Abt. July 1850, Macon County, North Carolina63.

 

19.  ANGELINE "LINNY"3 SHEPHERD (ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1824 in Buncombe County, North Carolina63.  She married JACOB PANTHER June 08, 1839 in Macon County, North Carolina64.  He was born Abt. 1825 in Rutherford County, North Carolina65.

 

More About JACOB PANTHER:

Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery, Cherokee County, North Carolina

       

Children of ANGELINE SHEPHERD and JACOB PANTHER are:

                   i.    MELISSA4 PANTHER.

                  ii.    LOVADA PANTHER, b. Abt. 1840, Macon County, North Carolina65; m. -- ROSE66.

                 iii.    ALFRED B. PANTHER, b. Abt. 1842, Macon County, North Carolina67.

                 iv.    Z. W. PANTHER, b. Abt. 1844, Macon County, North Carolina67.

                  v.    VINA ARMINDA PANTHER, b. Abt. 1848, Macon County, North Carolina67.

                 vi.    JULIA ANN ELIZABETH PANTHER, b. 1851, Macon County, North Carolina68; d. 190968; m. HENRY C. SHEARER68.

56.           vii.    HARRIET AMELIA PANTHER, b. January 08, 1857, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 12, 1910, North Carolina.

 

20.  ELIZABETH ARMINDA3 SHEPHERD (ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 182769, and died Bef. 1880.  She married (1) JAMES MORRISON69.    She married (2) WILLIAM FELIX POTTS69. 

       

Child of ELIZABETH SHEPHERD and WILLIAM POTTS is:

                   i.    LOU4 POTTS, b. Abt. 1850; m. WASH COCHRAN, March 21, 1880, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina; b. Abt. 1836.

 

Marriage Notes for LOU POTTS and WASH COCHRAN:

Witnesses: Wilburn Welch, Joseph Morrison, Virgil Grant.

 

21.  NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD (ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born May 28, 1831 in Macon County, North Carolina70, and died January 26, 1918 in Macon County, North Carolina71.  She married JOSEPH WILBURN WELCH October 23, 1847 in Macon County, North Carolina72, son of THOMAS WELCH and HESTER PARTON.  He was born April 02, 1828 in Macon County, North Carolina73, and died May 27, 1911 in Macon County, North Carolina73.

 

More About NANCY PARELLA SHEPHERD:

Burial: January 28, 1918, Welch Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About JOSEPH WILBURN WELCH:

Burial: Welch Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer, Miller

       

Children of NANCY SHEPHERD and JOSEPH WELCH are:

57.              i.    EMILY AMANDA4 WELCH, b. May 08, 1848, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 16, 1926, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    WILLIAM P. WELCH, b. October 06, 1849, Macon County, North Carolina73; d. September 14, 1857, Macon County, North Carolina73.

58.            iii.    WILBURN WILKS "BUD" WELCH, b. June 22, 1851, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 14, 1940, Walhalla, South Carolina.

59.            iv.    MANUEL ERVIN "MANN" WELCH, b. April 23, 1852, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 10, 1927, Macon County, North Carolina.

60.             v.    HESTER ANN WELCH, b. April 1855, Macon County, North Carolina; d. Bef. 1925.

61.            vi.    JOSEPH LAFAYETTE "FATE" WELCH, MD, b. August 20, 1857, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 25, 1931, Wests Mill, Macon County, North Carolina.

62.           vii.    THEODORE CARMINE "THEE" WELCH, b. August 28, 1859, Macon County, North Carolina; d. 1945, Clement, Oklahoma.

               viii.    NANCY MODENA "DEANIE" WELCH, b. 1863, Macon County, North Carolina73; m. JAMES L. RICKMAN, April 11, 1883, Joseph W. Welch Residence, Macon County, North Carolina73,74; b. 186175.

63.             ix.    JESSE COMMODORE "JESS" WELCH, b. April 25, 1864, Macon County, North Carolina; d. February 15, 1901, Macon County, North Carolina.

64.              x.    ALBERT ALONZO "LON" WELCH, b. July 11, 1866, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 02, 1926, Macon County, North Carolina.

65.             xi.    JACOB DECK WELCH, b. September 13, 1868, Macon County, North Carolina; d. February 20, 1943, Macon County, North Carolina.

66.            xii.    ELIZABETH JANE "LIZZIE" WELCH, b. November 08, 1871, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 20, 1956, Clay County, North Carolina.

 

22.  CALVIN GRANDISON3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 16, 1825 in Yancey County, North Carolina75, and died 1898 in Macon County, North Carolina76.  He married (1) SARAH BRYSON January 12, 1847 in Macon County, North Carolina77, daughter of SAMUEL BRYSON and REBECCA CALER.  She was born 1827 in Haywood County, North Carolina78, and died Abt. 1857 in Macon County, North Carolina78.  He married (2) PHERABIA "REBA" AMMONS August 1849 in Macon County, North Carolina, daughter of JOSHUA AMMONS and FERRIBEE HOLLAND.  She was born December 17, 1828, and died May 28, 1896 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About PHERABIA "REBA" AMMONS:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Marriage Bond: August 09, 1849, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Child of CALVIN SHEPHERD and SARAH BRYSON is:

67.              i.    JOSHUA JOHN4 SHEPHERD, b. February 22, 1851, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 30, 1926, Macon County, North Carolina.

       

Children of CALVIN SHEPHERD and PHERABIA AMMONS are:

                  ii.    THOMAS4 SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1846, Macon County, North Carolina79.

                 iii.    GRACEY E. SHEPHERD, b. August 23, 1854, Macon County, North Carolina; d. July 07, 1916, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About GRACEY E. SHEPHERD:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 iv.    MARTHA H. SHEPHERD, b. March 12, 1859, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 30, 1918, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for MARTHA H. SHEPHERD:

Never married.

 

More About MARTHA H. SHEPHERD:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                  v.    MURGARET SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 187280; m. J. G. STAMEY, REVEREND, March 05, 1900, Martha Shepherd residence, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina80; b. Abt. 186280.

 

Marriage Notes for MURGARET SHEPHERD and J. STAMEY:

Witnesses: W. E. Ammons, H. B. Shepherd, W. E. Shepherd, all of Macon County, North Carolina.

 

23.  EMELINE ELIZABETH3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born December 11, 1826 in Yancey County, North Carolina, and died September 25, 1920 in Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina.  She married JAMES BRYSON November 1843 in Macon County, North Carolina, son of SAMUEL BRYSON and REBECCA CALER.  He was born September 15, 1823 in Cowee Valley, Haywood County, North Carolina, and died June 06, 1904 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About EMELINE ELIZABETH SHEPHERD:

Burial: Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Denomination: Baptist

 

More About JAMES BRYSON:

Burial: Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Denomination: Baptist

       

Children of EMELINE SHEPHERD and JAMES BRYSON are:

68.              i.    MARGARET EMELINE4 BRYSON, b. April 01, 1843, Macon County, North Carolina; d. August 23, 1918, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    SAMUEL W. BRYSON, b. December 09, 1844, Macon County, North Carolina81; d. June 18, 1863, Yazoo City, Mississippi81.

 

More About SAMUEL W. BRYSON:

Cause of Death: Disease, while in service

Military service: Private, Co. B, 39th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

 

69.            iii.    REBECCA A. MATILDA BRYSON, b. December 13, 1846, Macon County, North Carolina; d. July 20, 1916, Macon County, North Carolina.

70.            iv.    THOMAS ALBERT CLINGMAN BRYSON, b. March 01, 1851, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 08, 1940, Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  v.    SUSANNAH TALITHA BRYSON, b. December 19, 1853, Macon County, North Carolina81; d. September 30, 1915, Cowee, Macon County, North Carolina82.

 

Notes for SUSANNAH TALITHA BRYSON:

Never married.

 

                 vi.    JOHN L. BRYSON, b. January 16, 1856, Macon County, North Carolina83; d. March 01, 1860, Macon County, North Carolina83.

                vii.    ARTEMESIA "ARTIE" ELIZABETH BRYSON, b. October 03, 1858, Macon County, North Carolina84; d. August 05, 1879, Macon County, North Carolina84.

 

Notes for ARTEMESIA "ARTIE" ELIZABETH BRYSON:

Never married.

 

71.          viii.    GEORGE TIMOTHY BRYSON, b. June 21, 1861, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina; d. February 12, 1936.

                  ix.    NARCISSA CATHERINE BRYSON, b. August 01, 1863, Macon County, North Carolina85; d. January 07, 193685; m. ELDRIDGEC. SIMPKINS, April 23, 1891, Macon County, North Carolina86; b. Aft. April 185286; d. 1914.

72.              x.    ADONIRAM JUDSON BRYSON, b. February 09, 1866, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 23, 1946, Canandaiga, Ontario County, New York.

73.             xi.    ROBERT LAFAYETTE BRYSON, b. June 01, 1869, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 23, 1946, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

24.  NANCY AVALINE3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born August 19, 1828, and died November 10, 1910 in Macon County, North Carolina.  She married JAMES SHEPHERD December 20, 1848 in Macon County, North Carolina, son of JOHN SHEPHERD and MARY RUNYON.  He was born December 04, 1823 in Wilkes or Macon County, North Carolina, and died October 22, 1893 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About NANCY AVALINE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

Notes for JAMES SHEPHERD:

Macon Co., NC

Book ?

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No.  10114     State of North Carolina

 

        Know Ye That We, for and in consideration of the sum of ___cents for every acre hereby granted and paid into the Treasury on 18 day of June 1890 by Joseph B. Hurst assignee have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Joseph B. Hurst assignee a tract of land containing Thirty three acres lying and being in the County of Macon being part of the land acquired by treaty from the Cherokee Indians on the waters of Cowee Creek , Joins (?) _?_ home tract and JAMES SHEPHERD Beginning  at a White Oak  runs W 65 poles to a White Oak then N 39 poles to a Hickory then N 85 W 8 poles to a Post Oak then N 60 poles to a Locust then E 23 poles to a S. Oak then S 39 poles to a Locust then E 56 poles to a Post Oak then S to the beginning as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining.  To Hold to the said Jospeh B. Hurst assignee heirs and assigns forever.  Yielding and pay Assembly now existing or hereafter to be enacted concerning the passage of fish (?) in the waters of said premises  Entered 22th April 1854.

        In witness whereof we have caused these letters to be made patent and our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed.

 

Page 112 Continued

 

        Witness Daniel G. Towle (?) Esq.  Our Governor and Commander-in Chief at Raleigh the 18th day of June in the one hundred and fourteenth year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and ninety.

                                Daniel G. Towle (?)

                                        Governor

By Command

W. L. Saunders, Secretary of State

 

The foregoing Grant is this day duly registered in the office of Register of Deeds Book "I"? 212

 

August 20th 1890                        J. S. Sloan    

                                        Register of Deeds

 

 

 

More About JAMES SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Military service: Private, Co. B, 39th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

       

Children are listed above under (14) James Shepherd.

 

25.  KATHERINE ADALINE3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born September 29, 1830 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died February 07, 1899 in Macon County, North Carolina87.  She married JAMES B. DALTON April 04, 1848 in Macon County, North Carolina88, son of JOHN DALTON and MILDRED METCALF.  He was born December 09, 1828 in Rutherford County, North Carolina89, and died January 30, 1900 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About KATHERINE ADALINE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Occupation: Midwife

 

More About JAMES B. DALTON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Military service: Private, Co. B, 39th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

Occupation: Farmer

       

Children of KATHERINE SHEPHERD and JAMES DALTON are:

74.              i.    EMELINE4 DALTON, b. February 28, 1850, Macon County, North Carolina; d. February 03, 1940, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

75.             ii.    LOUISA A. "LOU" DALTON, b. September 16, 1851, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 18, 1940, Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.

                 iii.    JOHN T. DALTON, b. May 03, 1853, Macon County, North Carolina89; d. October 05, 1862, Macon County, North Carolina89.

 

More About JOHN T. DALTON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever

 

                 iv.    MARTHA A. DALTON, b. March 02, 1855, Macon County, North Carolina89; d. December 03, 1862, Macon County, North Carolina89.

 

More About MARTHA A. DALTON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever

 

                  v.    NANCY DALTON, b. December 08, 1859, Macon County, North Carolina89; d. October 12, 1862, Macon County, North Carolina89.

 

More About NANCY DALTON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Typhoid Fever

 

76.            vi.    BEAUREGARD DALTON, b. August 22, 1861, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 17, 1889, Neosho, Missouri.

                vii.    BUENA VISTA DALTON, b. 1866, Macon County, North Carolina; d. Macon County, North Carolina; m. JAMES P. JACOBS, December 10, 1885, Macon County, North Carolina90.

 

26.  JOSEPH JACKSON3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born May 16, 1833 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died August 25, 1908 in Neosha, Missouri91.  He married (1) CHARLOTTE BRENDLE January 20, 1856 in Macon County, North Carolina92, daughter of JOHN BRENDLE and CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS.  She was born Abt. 1835 in Rutherford County, North Carolina93, and died 191094.  He married (2) SARAH ANN BUTLER August 24, 186595.  She died 1924 in Baca County, Colorado96.

 

More About JOSEPH JACKSON SHEPHERD:

Military service: Private, Co. H, 16th North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

 

More About CHARLOTTE BRENDLE:

Burial: DeHart Cemetery, Swain County, North Carolina

       

Children of JOSEPH SHEPHERD and CHARLOTTE BRENDLE are:

                   i.    SARAH ELIZABETH4 SHEPHERD, b. 185497; m. JAMES DAWES, October 06, 1875, Missouri97.

                  ii.    NARCISSUS THERESA SHEPHERD, b. October 24, 185597; d. July 04, 193397; m. JAMES NOLAN WILSON, March 16, 1873, Missouri97.

77.            iii.    ANNIE CATHERINE SHEPHERD, b. June 22, 1857; d. March 22, 1920.

78.            iv.    NANCY PALESTINE SHEPHERD, b. January 15, 1860; d. April 10, 1949, Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina.

79.             v.    LUCY JANE SHEPHERD, b. 1862; d. 1956.

80.            vi.    JOHN DAVIS "JOHNNY" SHEPHERD, b. September 25, 1864, Alarka, Swain County, North Carolina; d. May 08, 1922.

       

Children of JOSEPH SHEPHERD and SARAH BUTLER are:

                vii.    THOMAS HENRY4 SHEPHERD, b. September 13, 186698; m. CLEOPATRA DRIVER, January 01, 189398.

               viii.    JAMES ROBERT SHEPHERD, b. May 11, 186998; m. ELLA BRYANT, January 31, 189498.

                  ix.    ALFORD FRANKLIN SHEPHERD, b. March 13, 187198; d. October 31, 194898.

                   x.    MARY FRANCIS SHEPHERD, b. August 19, 187398; d. January 30, 191398; m. HENRY F. WILBERT, December 24, 1891, Chickasaw Indian Territory98.

                  xi.    MARTHA JANE SHEPHERD, b. February 22, 187698; d. October 04, 190598; m. WILLIAM SMITH, February 05, 189998.

                 xii.    JOSEPH CLENGINAN SHEPHERD, b. September 11, 187898.

                xiii.    IDA MAY SHEPHERD, b. September 25, 188198; d. June 28, 192198; m. ARTHUR L. SMITH, November 12, 1899, Missouri98.

                xiv.    HARRIET ROSETTI SHEPHERD, b. October 21, 188398; d. January 19, 195498; m. ROZIER D. FERGUSON, October 13, 190198.

                 xv.    CHARLEY SHERMAN SHEPHERD, b. January 27, 1886, Macon County, North Carolina98; m. ORPHA DELL REDDING, March 31, 1907, Missouri98.

 

27.  HARRIET ARZILA3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born May 20, 1837 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died August 06, 1906 in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.  She married PHILIP RILEY RICKMAN November 27, 1855 in Macon County, North Carolina99, son of ELDER RICKMAN and SARAH SITTON.  He was born September 12, 1835 in Sycamore, Henderson County, North Carolina100, and died July 17, 1919 in Macon County, North Carolina100.

 

More About PHILIP RILEY RICKMAN:

Marriage Bond: Private, Co. K, 1st Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry (9th State Troops), Confederate States Army

Occupation: Minister of the Gospel, farmer

       

Children of HARRIET SHEPHERD and PHILIP RICKMAN are:

                   i.    SARAH EMILINE4 RICKMAN, b. October 04, 1856100; d. August 03, 1862100.

                  ii.    NARCISSA ELIZABETH RICKMAN, b. April 03, 1858100; d. January 24, 1929100.

                 iii.    MILES LEE RICKMAN, b. May 02, 1860100; d. June 09, 1948100.

 

Notes for MILES LEE RICKMAN:

From The Franklin (North Carolina) Press, September 19, 1894: Jury for Fall term of Superior Court: ...M. L. Rickman...

 

                 iv.    THOMAS MERIT RICKMAN, b. March 02, 1862100; d. January 08, 1872100.

                  v.    HARRIET NAOMI RICKMAN, b. January 21, 1864100; d. August 29, 1966100.

                 vi.    JOHN EDWIN RICKMAN, b. March 15, 1866100; d. August 22, 1947100; m. MARY J. POTTS, March 03, 1902, Macon County, North Carolina101.

81.           vii.    WILLIAM RILEY RICKMAN, b. March 13, 1869, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 06, 1947, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia.

               viii.    JOSEPH WILEY RICKMAN, b. April 08, 1871102; d. Abt. 1960102; m. ALICE M. BRYSON, February 23, 1890, Macon County, North Carolina103; b. Abt. 1871103.

                  ix.    MARTHA JANE RICKMAN, b. January 25, 1874104; d. October 03, 1907105.

                   x.    ROYAL GRAVES RICKMAN, b. July 18, 1876105; d. January 26, 1906105.

                  xi.    CALVIN CALLOWAY RICKMAN, b. June 26, 1877105.

                 xii.    THEODOSIA ARZELIA RICKMAN, b. March 16, 1880105; d. July 28, 1880105.

 

28.  MARTHA ANN3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born May 16, 1838 in Macon County, North Carolina.  She married MARTIN DEHART, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Abt. 1851, daughter of JOHN DEHART and JANE --.  She was born August 27, 1828 in Macon County,  North Carolina106, and died March 14, 1910 in Swain County, North Carolina.

 

More About MARTIN DEHART, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE:

Occupation: Farmer, teacher, Justice of the Peace

       

Children of MARTHA SHEPHERD and MARTIN DEHART are:

82.              i.    THOMAS SHEPHERD4 DEHART, MAGISTRATE, b. January 10, 1852, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    MERRIT RICKMAN DEHART, b. November 04, 1854107; d. July 14, 1855107.

                 iii.    JOHN HARVEY DEHART, b. August 23, 1856107; d. June 10, 1860107.

                 iv.    WILLIAM CALVIN DEHART, b. January 23, 1859107; d. June 04, 1860107.

83.             v.    ADAM MONROE DEHART, b. March 24, 1861, Macon County, North Carolina.

84.            vi.    HENRY MARTIN DEHART, b. July 14, 1863, Macon County, North Carolina; d. Avant, Oklahoma.

85.           vii.    DAVID ALLEN DEHART, b. November 22, 1865, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 19, 1945.

86.          viii.    JACOB ROBERT "JAKE" DEHART, b. March 24, 1868, Macon County, North Carolina.

87.             ix.    CHARLES SAMUEL DEHART, b. April 13, 1870, North Carolina; d. July 15, 1945.

88.              x.    MARTHA VICTORIA DEHART, b. May 02, 1872, Swain County, North Carolina.

89.             xi.    NATHAN VANCE DEHART, b. July 10, 1874, Swain County, North Carolina; d. December 28, 1950.

 

29.  NARCISSA TERRISA3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 16, 1842 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died December 03, 1913 in Macon County, North Carolina.  She married MARCUS ASBURY RABY August 16, 1863 in Macon County, North Carolina, son of FREDERICK RABY and ISABELLA KIRBY.  He was born September 02, 1835 in Burke County, North Carolina108, and died April 21, 1911 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About MARCUS ASBURY RABY:

Burial: Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

       

Children of NARCISSA SHEPHERD and MARCUS RABY are:

                   i.    FANNIE4 RABY, b. 1864, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina109.

90.             ii.    JAMES THOMAS RABY, b. January 1866, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 08, 1947, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

                 iii.    ISABELLA RABY, b. 1868, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina109; m. JUDSON POTTS, December 03, 1893, Macon County, North Carolina110; b. Abt. 1868, North Carolina110.

                 iv.    MARY M. RABY, b. June 24, 1869, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina111; d. October 27, 1893, Macon County, North Carolina111.

 

More About MARY M. RABY:

Burial: Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

91.             v.    HESTER EMILY RABY, b. January 12, 1872, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 14, 1934, Macon County, North Carolina.

92.            vi.    GEORGE CLINGMAN RABY, b. Abt. 1876, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 06, 1938, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

                vii.    WILLIAM RABY, b. Abt. 1878, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

93.          viii.    ALBERT RABY, b. November 11, 1881, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina; d. 1952.

                  ix.    JOSEPH A. RABY, b. November 12, 1882, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina111; d. May 01, 1898, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina111.

                   x.    KATIE RABY, b. Abt. 1883, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina111; m. THOMAS NEWELL, Abt. 1903, Macon County, North Carolina111.

94.             xi.    JOHN FREDERICK RABY, b. November 15, 1888, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 26, 1916, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

30.  HENRY CLAY3 SHEPHERD (THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born February 20, 1844 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died September 08, 1910 in Macon County, North Carolina.  He married (1) CAROLINE SANDERS January 26, 1866 in Macon County, North Carolina112.    He married (2) RHODA SANDERS September 17, 1882 in Macon County, North Carolina112.  She was born Abt. 1852.

       

Children of HENRY SHEPHERD and RHODA SANDERS are:

                   i.    FRANK4 SHEPHERD113.

                  ii.    JAMES RICHARD SHEPHERD, b. October 02, 1883114; d. April 20, 1959114.

                 iii.    FANNIE SHEPHERD, b. June 16, 1888115; d. Abt. July 1967116; m. LOGAN A. ALLEN, July 21, 1926, Macon County, North Carolina117; b. January 01, 1860117,118; d. December 04, 1932118.

95.            iv.    EVA MAE SHEPHERD, b. August 20, 1890; d. February 02, 1954.

                  v.    SAMUEL SHEPHERD119, b. Abt. 1896120; m. ZONA --, July 20, 1936, Macon County, North Carolina120; b. Abt. 1902120.

 

Notes for ZONA --:

Zona was previously married to a Neal.

 

31.  ALTHIA PENELLAN3 SHEPHERD (WILLIAM2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1826 in Macon County,  North Carolina121.  She married (1) -- BROWN.    She married (2) KERNAL HALL122.  

       

Child of ALTHIA SHEPHERD and -- BROWN is:

96.              i.    RUFUS HARRISON4 HALL, b. Abt. 1842, Macon County,  North Carolina.

 

32.  LUCINDA MATILDA3 HURST (NANCY2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born December 08, 1822 in Buncombe County, North Carolina123, and died August 03, 1884123.  She married WILLIAM THOMAS ELMORE May 13, 1841 in Macon County, North Carolina124, son of WILLIAM ELMORE and DELILAH PEARCE.  He was born July 15, 1821 in Buncombe County, North Carolina125, and died May 27, 1898 in Macon County, North Carolina125.

 

More About LUCINDA MATILDA HURST:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About WILLIAM THOMAS ELMORE:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of LUCINDA HURST and WILLIAM ELMORE are:

                   i.    NANCY C.4 ELMORE, b. Abt. 1842, Macon County,  North Carolina126; d. 1911, Macon County, North Carolina127; m. DANIEL MEADOWS, September 01, 1865, Macon County, North Carolina128.

                  ii.    MARGARET E. ELMORE, b. Abt. 1844, Macon County,  North Carolina129; d. Macon County, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM C. LINDSEY, August 01, 1863, Macon County, North Carolina130; b. Abt. 1844, Macon County, North Carolina130,131.

 

Marriage Notes for MARGARET ELMORE and WILLIAM LINDSEY:

Holcomb's Macon County Marriages (p. 79) lists Margaret's name as "Nancy E."

 

                 iii.    MARTHA M. ELMORE, b. Abt. 1846, Macon County,  North Carolina131; d. 1909, Macon County, North Carolina132; m. DANIEL H. ASHE, August 13, 1866, Macon County, North Carolina133.

                 iv.    MARY T. "TRISSY" ELMORE, b. Abt. 1849, Macon County,  North Carolina134; d. 1904, Macon County, North Carolina135; m. JOE BEASLEY135.

                  v.    LOUISA ELMORE, b. 1853, Macon County, North Carolina135; d. 1928, Macon County, North Carolina135; m. HESEKIAH TIPPETT, March 19, 1870, Macon County, North Carolina136.

 

More About HESEKIAH TIPPETT:

Military service: Private, Co. A, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Confederate States Army

 

97.            vi.    JOHN THOMAS ELMORE, b. October 18, 1857, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 25, 1922, Macon County, North Carolina.

                vii.    JOSEPHINE LUCILA ELMORE, b. 1862, Macon County, North Carolina137; d. 1906, Macon County, North Carolina137; m. BEN BUCHANAN137.

               viii.    SARAH MODINA ELMORE, b. 1862, Macon County, North Carolina137; d. 1909, Macon County, North Carolina137.

 

33.  JANE CAROLINE3 HURST (NANCY2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born November 27, 1825 in Macon County, North Carolina138, and died August 06, 1880 in Rabun Gap, Rabun County, Georgia138.  She married JAMES WILEY CARTER September 10, 1845 in Macon County, North Carolina139.  He died Bef. 1881140.

 

Notes for JAMES WILEY CARTER:

Will and Probate of James W. Carter, June 2, 1864; transcribed by Elaine Randall English

 

Page 36 Rabun County, Georgia Will Book

 

Record of Last Will and Testament of James W. Carter, Deceased, with

the Probate.

 

Georgia, Rabun :  The court of Ordinary of said county, The Petition of Thomas Carter County of said county and state respectfully showeth to the court that his brother James W. Carter, late of said county and state, departed this life in said county and state testate on the 6th  Day of August 1880 having executed and published his Last Will and  Testament in the presence of witnesses who reside in said county which

said will your Petitioner now brings into court and prays that the same be admitted to Probate in Common Form in terms of the Law Your Petitioner will ever pray this August 10th 1880.

 

Thomas Carter (signature)

 

Record of the Will as Aforementioned

 

State of Georgia :  In the Name of God, Amen.  I, J. W. Carter of the  county of Rabun and Rabun County State of Georgia, being of sound mind and memory and desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength so to do, do make and publish this my Last Will and Testament hereby  revoking all wills by me at any time heretofore made and 1-First, I (give and bequeath this stricken out) commit my Soul to God who gave and my  body I desire to be buried in a decent Christian manner suitable to my

condition in life.

 

Item 2-I desire and direct that all my just debts be paid without delay  by my Executors hereinafter (named, stricken out) appointed as I am  (not, stricken out) unwilling my creditors should be delayed in their  rights especially as there is no necessity of delay.

 

Item 3d-I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Jane Caroline during  her natural life the following described tracts or parcel of land the same being parts of lots of land Number (147) One hundred and Forty  seven and One hundred and Sixty two (162) in the Second district of  Rabun County bounded as follows that part off of (147) One hundred and Forty seven bounded three deeds from Jesse Carter will more fully

show and set forth or in other words all the lands I own, claim or possess of said Lot (147) in said 2nd district and all that part of lot of land Number (162) One hundred and Sixty two purchased from J. B. Dillard which deed from said Dillard will more fully (show represent, stricken out) set forth and show containing in all one hundred and

twenty (or 30) five acres be the same more or less with all the rights, members and appertenances to said lot of land in any wise belonging and after the death of my said wife the said lands and premises to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided between the chve in the second district of Rabun County containing two hundred and fifty acres more or less and lot 79-Seventy nine in the first district of Rabun County  containing Four hundred and Ninety acres (490) and I do hereby authorize and empower (a second "empower" stricken out) my said wife with advise

and consent of my other Executor to dispose of said last named lots of land for other lands adjoining or contiguous to my home plantation on which I now live.

 

Item 4-  I give and bequeath to my beloved wife for and during her  natural life or until my youngest child comes of age then or during  her widowhood the five Negros, one William twenty years old, girl  Mary sixteen years old, boy Thomas thirteen years old, boy Jesse five years old, Roxey Ann three years old and the said Caroline Carter and

my son G (orJ) W. Carter are hereby fully authorized and empowered to sell any two of said negros and dispose of the proceeds of said sale  in the purchase of lands and then at the death of my said wife or her intermarriage again, all the above named are to be sold, or should it be deemed best, divided equally between all the children of the said J. W. and Caroline Carter share and alike.

 

Item 5th-I give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my household and kitchen furniture to dispose of as she shall think best at any time and at her death should any be left she has the right to dispose as she pleases.

 

Item 6-I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my stock of horses, mules, cattle, hogs, sheep and plantation and farming tools, wagon and buggy and gearing for the same of every kind for and during her natural life or widowhood and should any of the children of the said J. W. Carter and Caroline Carter marry during the lifetime or widowhood of the said Caroline Carter, she shall have the power and

authority to give them such portion of stock and household and other furniture as she may (desire, stricken out) deem right and keep an account of the value of the property thus given and the amount thus given shall be deducted from their proportional share in the final distribution of said Estate.

 

Item 7th-It is my will and desire that if my wife Carter and my other Executor shall dispose of lots of land and purchase other lands and also sell the above mentioned Negros and purchase other lands then in that case the said lands sold after the death of my said wife or should she die before the youngest child should come of age then when said children come of age and the proceeds equally divided between the children of the said J. W. Carter and Jane Caroline Carter or if it is deemed best

said property shall be equally divided between said Legatees without sale.

 

Item-I give and bequeath to my said wife all the money, notes and  accounts I am owed (?) possessed or own subject to be disposed of at the will of said wife.

 

Item-I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved wife Jane Caroline Carter Executor and my worthy (Brother, looks stricken out) friend Thomas Carter Executor of this my last will and testament this 2ond June 1864.

 

Signed Sealed and declared and published by J. W. Carter as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who subscribed our names hereto in the presence of said testator at his special  instance and request and in the presence of each other this the 2ond 1864.

J. W. Carter (signature and seal)

Jesse (X) Carter

    (his mark)

H. T. Moreley (? very difficult to read)

Thomas Carter

 

 

Georgia, Rabun County

 

In open court before the Court of Ordinary for said county personally came Thomas Carter the nominated Executor of James W. Carter late of said county deceased and also two of the subscribing witnesses to said will to wit H. T. Moreley (?) and Thomas Carter who being duly sworn diposeth and say that they saw James W. Carter sign seal publish and declare the foregoing writing as his last will and testament in or

about the 2ond day of June 1864 and that at the time thereof he was of sound and disposing mind and memory so far as they know or believe and did the same voluntarily and freely without compulsion and that they signed the same as witnesses with Jesse carter who is now dead in the presence of said James W. Carter and in the presence of each other.

H. T. Moreley (?)

Thomas Carter  (signatures)

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this August 10th 1880

J. W. Green

Ordinary

 

Georgia Rabun Coutnty

Court of Ordinary of said County at Chambers August 10th 1880.  James W. Carter of said county in said state having departed this life and having while he lived made and executed his last will and testament and Thomas Carter of said county the nominated Executor in and by said will named and appointed having produced said paper in open court and H. T. Moreley (?) and Thomas Carter the subscribing witnesses to said (paper, stricken out) will having proved the same by the (part of word "ir" stricken out) oaths of said H. T. Moreley and Thomas Carter as the last will and testament of the said James W. Carter declared It is ordered by the court that said will be approved and admitted to Probate in Common Form and go upon record as required by law.

 

J. W. Green

Ordinary

 

Rabun Court of Ordinary at Chambers

August 13th 1880

 

The will of James W. Carter being duly proven at this term of the court at chambers and ordered to Probate and record in Common Form.  It is further ordered that Thomas Carter one of the Executors be allowed to qualify to Execute said will in terms of the law.

 

J. W. Green

Ordinary

 

 

State of Georgia I, Thomas Carter, do solemnly swear that the foregoing and within Rabun County writing contains the true last will of the within named James W. Carter deceased so far as I know or believe and that I will well and truly Execute the same in accordance with the laws of this state, so help me God.

 

Thomas Carter (signature)

 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 13th day of August 1880.

 

J. W. Green

Ordinary

 

(End of copy at page 42 Rabun County, Georgia Will Book)

 

 

 

       

Children of JANE HURST and JAMES CARTER are:

98.              i.    GEORGE WASHINGTON4 CARTER, b. December 08, 1846, Rabun County, Georgia; d. March 19, 1877, Rabun County, Georgia.

99.             ii.    NANCY ANN CARTER, b. April 19, 1849, Rabun County, Georgia; d. December 15, 1887, Rabun County, Georgia.

100.          iii.    WILLIAM EDWARD CARTER, b. March 11, 1851, Rabun County, Georgia; d. October 1892, South Carolina.

                 iv.    JAMES WILEY CARTER, JR., b. October 02, 1853, Rabun County, Georgia140; d. April 04, 1859, Rabun County, Georgia140.

                  v.    JAMES SOLOMAN CARTER, b. September 02, 1855, Rabun County, Georgia140; d. October 23, 1855, Rabun County, Georgia140.

101.          vi.    JESSE MARTIN CARTER, b. October 26, 1856, Rabun County, Georgia; d. November 25, 1932, San Saba, Texas.

102.         vii.    THOMAS NOAH CARTER, b. January 17, 1859, Rabun Gap, Rabun County, Georgia; d. January 08, 1928, South Carolina.

103.        viii.    JAMES WILEY CARTER, JR., b. April 13, 1861, Rabun Gap, Rabun County, Georgia; d. August 12, 1924, Rabun County, Georgia.

104.           ix.    LAVINIA CAROLINE MARINDA LUCINDA CARTER, b. January 18, 1864, Rabun County, Georgia; d. January 18, 1931, Rabun County, Georgia.

                   x.    LEVI CHURCHILL REESE CARTER, b. May 10, 1866, Rabun County, Georgia140; d. March 03, 1902, Texas140; m. R. L. BUANS, Texas140.

 

34.  ELIZABETH3 HURST (NANCY2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1827 in Buncombe County, North Carolina140.  She married JOHN G. COOK April 13, 1848 in Macon County, North Carolina141. 

       

Children of ELIZABETH HURST and JOHN COOK are:

                   i.    RUFUS4 COOK142.

                  ii.    ROBERT COOK142.

                 iii.    ALFRED COOK142.

                 iv.    JOSEPH M. COOK, b. Abt. 1849, Macon County, North Carolina143.

 

35.  JOSEPH BARNARD3 HURST (NANCY2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born June 15, 1832 in Macon County, North Carolina144, and died December 01, 1883 in Macon County, North Carolina144.  He married MARGARET L. RABY January 26, 1851 in Haywood County, North Carolina144, daughter of DEMPSEY RABY and NANCY BURCH.  She was born November 25, 1833 in Macon County, North Carolina144, and died January 22, 1883 in Macon County, North Carolina144.

 

Notes for JOSEPH BARNARD HURST:

Macon Co., NC

Book ?

Page 212

 

No.  10114     State of North Carolina

 

        Know Ye That We, for and in consideration of the sum of ___cents for every acre hereby granted and paid into the Treasury on 18 day of June 1890 by Joseph B. Hurst assignee have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant unto the said Joseph B. Hurst assignee a tract of land containing Thirty three acres lying and being in the County of Macon being part of the land acquired by treaty from the Cherokee Indians on the waters of Cowee Creek , Joins (?) _?_ home tract and James Shepherd Beginning  at a White Oak  runs W 65 poles to a White Oak then N 39 poles to a Hickory then N 85 W 8 poles to a Post Oak then N 60 poles to a Locust then E 23 poles to a S. Oak then S 39 poles to a Locust then E 56 poles to a Post Oak then S to the beginning as by the plat hereunto annexed doth appear together with all woods, waters, mines, minerals, hereditaments and appurtenances to the said land belonging or appertaining.  To Hold to the said Jospeh B. Hurst assignee heirs and assigns forever.  Yielding and pay Assembly now existing or hereafter to be enacted concerning the passage of fish (?) in the waters of said premises  Entered 22th April 1854.

        In witness whereof we have caused these letters to be made patent and our Great Seal to be hereunto affixed.

 

Page 112 Continued

 

        Witness Daniel G. Towle (?) Esq.  Our Governor and Commander-in Chief at Raleigh the 18th day of June in the one hundred and fourteenth year of our Independence and in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and ninety.

                                Daniel G. Towle (?)

                                        Governor

By Command

W. L. Saunders, Secretary of State

 

The foregoing Grant is this day duly registered in the office of Register of Deeds Book "I"? 212

 

August 20th 1890                        J. S. Sloan    

                                        Register of Deeds

 

 

 

More About JOSEPH BARNARD HURST:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer, wagon maker

 

More About MARGARET L. RABY:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of JOSEPH HURST and MARGARET RABY are:

                   i.    NANCY E.4 HURST, b. Abt. 1853, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina144; d. Bef. 1900; m. WILLIAM E. LINDSEY, August 14, 1879, Macon County, North Carolina145.

 

More About WILLIAM E. LINDSEY:

Military service: Private, Co., H, 16th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

 

105.           ii.    WILLIAM THOMAS HURST, b. January 1854, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

106.          iii.    JOHN C. HURST, b. February 17, 1857, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 06, 1944, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

107.          iv.    BARNETT J. HURST, b. January 17, 1859, Macon County, North Carolina; d. August 01, 1889, Macon County, North Carolina.

108.           v.    CARRIE ANN HURST, b. June 12, 1864, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 26, 1888, Macon County, North Carolina.

109.          vi.    JOSEPH HENRY HURST, b. March 20, 1867, Macon County, North Carolina; d. July 12, 1943, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.

110.         vii.    MARGARET JANE HURST, b. February 05, 1869, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 07, 1959.

               viii.    HARRIET M. "HATTIE" HURST, b. December 24, 1872, Macon County, North Carolina146; d. June 05, 1894, Macon County, North Carolina146; m. WILLIAM THOMAS GREEN146; b. June 13, 1860146; d. August 03, 1934, Macon County, North Carolina146.

 

More About HARRIET M. "HATTIE" HURST:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About WILLIAM THOMAS GREEN:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                  ix.    EDWARD A. HURST, b. February 28, 1875, Macon County, North Carolina146; d. October 09, 1894, Macon County, North Carolina146.

 

More About EDWARD A. HURST:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

36.  GEORGE MADISON3 HURST (NANCY2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born April 1835 in Macon County, North Carolina146, and died Abt. 1908 in Macon County, North Carolina146.  He married (1) REBECCA AMMONS December 18, 1854 in Macon County, North Carolina147, daughter of JOSHUA AMMONS and FERRIBEE HOLLAND.  She was born Abt. 1831 in Macon County, North Carolina148, and died 1866 in Macon County, North Carolina149.  He married (2) MARY ANGELINE DALTON November 25, 1866 in Macon County, North Carolina150, daughter of JOHN DALTON and MILDRED METCALF.  She was born 1834 in Rutherford County, North Carolina151.

 

Notes for GEORGE MADISON HURST:

Elaine English lists George's name as George Matthew. Cathy Hurst Jericho lists it as George Matterson. I have used Brent Holcomb's listing in Macon County Marriages (see endnotes).

 

More About GEORGE MADISON HURST:

Military service: Private, Co. A, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, Confederate States Army

       

Children of GEORGE HURST and REBECCA AMMONS are:

                   i.    NANCY C.4 HURST, b. 1856, Macon County, North Carolina152; m. JOHN H. TILSON, January 10, 1875, Macon County, North Carolina153; b. Abt. 1856153.

                  ii.    JAMES HURST, b. 1859, Macon County, North Carolina154.

                 iii.    FERABY CAROLINE HURST, b. 1861, Macon County, North Carolina154; m. LOVE HYATT154.

                 iv.    REBECCA HURST, b. May 19, 1866, Macon County, North Carolina155; d. July 25, 1926, Macon County, North Carolina155; m. GEORGE W. SHEPHERD, February 26, 1889, Macon County, North Carolina156; b. Abt. 1866156.

 

More About REBECCA HURST:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of GEORGE HURST and MARY DALTON are:

                  v.    JOHN4 HURST, b. 1867157; d. 1946157; m. MARY A. DALTON, August 09, 1891, Macon County, North Carolina158; b. 1855159.

                 vi.    GEORGE BASCOMBE HURST, b. 1869, Macon County, North Carolina160; d. December 07, 1939, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina161; m. (1) LULA SHEPHERD, November 18, 1895, Macon County, North Carolina162; b. Abt. 1878, Macon County, North Carolina163; m. (2) ARABELLA "ARIE" TIPPETT, January 07, 1912, Macon County, North Carolina164; b. Abt. 1890164.

                vii.    CHARLIE HURST, b. 1873165.

111.        viii.    FID HURST, b. 1877; d. 1945.

 

37.  HARRIET M.3 HURST (NANCY2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born September 26, 1842 in Macon County, North Carolina166, and died November 12, 1942 in Macon County, North Carolina166.  She married ALFRED SANDERS August 21, 1858 in Macon County, North Carolina166, son of MILES SANDERS and RACHEL CURTIS.  He was born Abt. 1831 in Burke County, North Carolina167, and died May 09, 1912 in Macon County, North Carolina168.

 

More About HARRIET M. HURST:

Burial: Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About ALFRED SANDERS:

Burial: Watauga Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of HARRIET HURST and ALFRED SANDERS are:

                   i.    MARY E.4 SANDERS, b. Abt. 1859, Macon County, North Carolina168; m. JOSHUA F. AMMONS, December 28, 1875, Macon County, North Carolina169; b. Abt. 1855169.

112.           ii.    NANCY LAURA "NANNIE" SANDERS, b. Abt. 1863, Millshoal Township, Macon County, North Carolina; d. 1949.

                 iii.    SARAH C. SANDERS, b. Abt. 1865, Millshoal Township, Macon County, North Carolina170; m. JOHN EDWIN RICKMAN, February 11, 1887, Macon County, North Carolina171; b. Abt. 1867, Macon County, North Carolina171.

                 iv.    JAMES T. SANDERS, b. Abt. 1869, Millshoal Township, Macon County, North Carolina172; d. 1948173; m. LAURA C. MASHBURN, November 14, 1889, Macon County, North Carolina174.

113.           v.    RHODA ELLEN SANDERS, b. April 04, 1871, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 05, 1973, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

                 vi.    CURTIS C. SANDERS, b. December 09, 1876174; d. December 26, 1967, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina174; m. MALISHA "LISHIE" POTTS, November 17, 1900, H. H. Elmore residence, Millshoal, Macon County, North Carolina175,176; b. Abt. 1875176; d. 1955177.

 

Marriage Notes for CURTIS SANDERS and MALISHA POTTS:

Witnesses: H. H. Elmore, J. M. Elmore, and F. E. Elmore.

 

                vii.    KANSAS SANDERS, b. December 09, 1876, Macon County, North Carolina177; d. 1895178.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

38.  SAMUEL "SAM"4 WILSON (THOMAS3, ELIZABETH2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1834 in Yancey County, North Carolina179,180, and died 1900 in Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina.  He married JANE --. 

       

Children of SAMUEL WILSON and JANE -- are:

                   i.    WILLIAM A.5 WILSON, b. January 01, 1854180; m. MINERVA C. ROBERSON.

 

Notes for WILLIAM A. WILSON:

Note from the records of Debra Skripkunis:

 

"My grandfather remembers going to his grandfather's house. He said the kitchen and living room were wallpapered with stock certificates! He thought they were from Kansas Power and Light Co., and he said that at the time, they weren't worth anything, so his grandfather used them for wallpaper. Several years later, after William A.'s death, they supposedly were worth quite a bit, but we don't know how much."

 

                  ii.    AUSTIN WILSON, b. Abt. 1856180; m. MARY HENSLEY, August 13, 1881180.

                 iii.    ELBERT WILSON, b. Abt. 1859180.

                 iv.    CHARLES? WILSON180.

                  v.    JOHN DOUGLAS WILSON180.

                 vi.    MARTHA? WILSON180.

 

39.  JACKSON ISRAEL4 SHEPHERD (JOHN3, ELIZABETH2, THOMAS1) was born 1824181.  He married CELIA ANN WILSON182. 

       

Children of JACKSON SHEPHERD and CELIA WILSON are:

                   i.    RACHEL5 SHEPHERD, b. Abt. 1847183.

                  ii.    WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD, b. 1850183.

                 iii.    JOHN H. SHEPHERD, b. 1850183.

                 iv.    JOSEPH B. SHEPHERD, b. 1853183.

                  v.    JULIA M. SHEPHERD, b. 1854183.

                 vi.    CORDELIA J. SHEPHERD, b. 1856183.

                vii.    EMMA R. SHEPHERD, b. 1858183.

               viii.    SARAH A. SHEPHERD, b. 1859183.

                  ix.    DORTHA J. SHEPHERD, b. 1861183.

                   x.    ORRA E. SHEPHERD, b. 1865183.

                  xi.    MARY ROBERTS SHEPHERD, b. 1867183.

 

40.  GRANDISON4 SHEPHERD (JOHN3, ELIZABETH2, THOMAS1) was born 1826 in Indian Creek, Yancey County, North Carolina183, and died February 16, 1864 in Jacksboro, Tennessee184.  He married SURENA WILSON.  She was born Abt. 1836, and died Abt. 1911184.

 

Notes for GRANDISON SHEPHERD:

The records of Sandy Zell indicate an alternative name: Cranston.

 

More About GRANDISON SHEPHERD:

Military service: Civil War (side unknown)

       

Children of GRANDISON SHEPHERD and SURENA WILSON are:

                   i.    JOHN WILLIAM5 SHEPHERD, b. 1849184; d. February 18, 1925, Yancey County, North Carolina184; m. (1) MARGARET JANE AUSTIN; b. December 03, 1870, Yancey County, North Carolina184; m. (2) LIZZIE AUSTIN.

                  ii.    CISSARO SHEPHERD, b. 1853185; d. 1925186; m. MARGARET MOSS, July 02, 1871186; b. , Yancey County, North Carolina186.

                 iii.    MITCHELL W. SHEPHERD, b. January 27, 1856, Yancey County, North Carolina186; d. May 25, 1925187; m. CLARISSA ARROWOOD, February 26, 1873, Yancey County, North Carolina187; b. March 12, 1853188; d. November 07, 1915, Buncombe County, North Carolina188.

                 iv.    LEONA J. SHEPHERD, b. 1857189; d. June 20, 1947189; m. LEVI W. WILSON, March 12, 1876, Yancey County, North Carolina189; b. January 1857, Indian Creek, Yancey County, North Carolina189; d. June 20, 1947190.

 

Notes for LEONA J. SHEPHERD:

The records of Sandy Zell indicate an alternative name: Serena Leona.

 

Notes for LEVI W. WILSON:

Levi and Leona Wilson established a farm on Indian Creek about a mile south of Paint Gap. Paint Gap was the name of the post office located in a general store at the intersection of Indian Creek Road and Prices Creek Road. Both the store and post office are now closed, although the old building remained until 1989.

 

The original home was a two-room cabin close to the creek. It was broad-axed by John W. Shepherd, Leona's Brother, who lived across the road from them. A new, and present house, was constructed about 1912.

 

Levi and Leona had eleven children. Many of the children left the Yancey County area for economic opportunities when they came of age. Levi and Leona lived on the farm all their lives. Levi occasionally worked at a lumber mill to augment the farm's income. The mill belonged to the Auburn Lumber Company, and they cut birch for furniture.

 

Both Levi and Leona are buried at the family cemetery, which is on a hill behind their home.

 

                  v.    WILLARD VANCE SHEPHERD, b. April 16, 1861, Yancey County, North Carolina190; d. March 23, 1945191; m. MARY JANE AUSTIN; b. March 23, 1870192; d. June 28, 1952192.

                 vi.    LILLIE SHEPHERD, b. 1878193; d. 1961193; m. JOHN BURNETT.

 

41.  JOHN WESLEY4 SHEPHERD (JOHN3, ELIZABETH2, THOMAS1) was born January 10, 1842193, and died May 19, 1917193.  He married MATILDA LORENE RIDDLE March 08, 1866193, daughter of NATHANIEL RIDDLE and REBECCA TATUM.  She was born August 23, 1845194.

       

Children of JOHN SHEPHERD and MATILDA RIDDLE are:

                   i.    AUGUSTUS NATHANIEL5 SHEPHERD, b. 1866.

                  ii.    SERAFINA "SOPHINA" SHEPHERD, b. 1868.

                 iii.    JAMES W. SHEPHERD, b. 1870.

                 iv.    A. ELBERT SHEPHERD, b. 1872.

                  v.    ELLIOTT E. SHEPHERD, b. 1873.

                 vi.    EUGENIA "JENNIE" SHEPHERD, b. 1877; d. 1957194.

                vii.    LULA J. SHEPHERD, b. 1879194; d. 1942194.

               viii.    WALTER G. SHEPHERD, b. 1881194; d. 1903194.

                  ix.    FRED JACK SHEPHERD, b. 1884194; d. 1946194.

                   x.    A. ELMER SHEPHERD, b. 1889194; d. 1902194.

                  xi.    HENRY TAYLOR SHEPHERD, b. 1874194; d. 1944194; m. MARGARET JANE SHEPHERD; b. 1876194; d. 1961194.

 

42.  HENRY HARRISON4 BRADLEY (PHILLIP3, SUSANNAH2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born April 24, 1835195, and died June 20, 1926 in Fulton County, Arkansas195.  He married SUSAN CAROLINE MATHIS196.  She was born December 16, 1833 in North Carolina197,198, and died October 30, 1905 in Fulton County, Arkansas198.

 

Notes for HENRY HARRISON BRADLEY:

From the research of Stevie Leigh Jones:

 

Henry was 13 years old, living with his parents in 1850 Cherokee Co. census, in 1860 he wasn't with them in Jackson Co, he had already married by then. He was in Cherokee Co. Valley Town Township in the 1870 census.

       

Children of HENRY BRADLEY and SUSAN MATHIS are:

                   i.    MARGARET ANN5 BRADLEY, b. April 26, 1858, North Carolina198; d. June 27, 1936198; m. BENJAMIN R. "FIP" HENSLEY, Abt. 1876, North Carolina198; b. August 06, 1852, Cherokee County, North Carolina198; d. March 06, 1929198.

                  ii.    MARY BRADLEY, b. Abt. 1860, North Carolina198; m. -- NELSON198.

                 iii.    SUSAN ADALINE BRADLEY, b. January 1866, North Carolina198; d. 1952, Fulton County, Arkansas198; m. JOSEPH ALEXANDER NEAL, 1881, North Carolina198; b. June 1862, North Carolina198.

                 iv.    PHILLIP ALEXANDER BRADLEY, b. May 05, 1868, Cherokee County, North Carolina198; d. July 09, 1950, Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas198; m. CELIA JANE MOORE, August 16, 1885, Aquon, Macon County, North Carolina198; b. December 21, 1870, Macon County, North Carolina198; d. November 30, 1966, Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas198.

                  v.    JOHN HENRY BRADLEY, b. April 22, 1871, North Carolina198; m. NELLIE GRACIE HUDGENS, April 05, 1903, Fulton County, Arkansas198; b. 1883198; d. 1963198.

                 vi.    SARAH ELLEN BRADLEY, b. September 1874, North Carolina198; m. JAMES E. BATTLE, Abt. 1891, North Carolina198; b. 1868198.

 

43.  JOHN T.4 BRADLEY (PHILLIP3, SUSANNAH2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born April 1843 in Cherokee County, North Carolina199, and died March 12, 1907199.  He married NANCY NATIONS January 04, 1866 in Jackson County, North Carolina200, daughter of JAMES NATIONS and ELIZABETH SIMS.  She was born Abt. 1845 in Cherokee County, North Carolina, and died March 19, 1909 in Jackson County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for JOHN T. BRADLEY:

From the research of Stevie Leigh Jones:

 

Nancy and John lived near John Nations. They started the Bradley Cemetery on Joe Branch on a hill near their home.

 

More About JOHN T. BRADLEY:

Burial: Bradley Cemetery, Nations Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

More About NANCY NATIONS:

Burial: Bradley Cemetery, Nations Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

       

Children of JOHN BRADLEY and NANCY NATIONS are:

                   i.    IRA ELBERT5 BRADLEY, d. October 12, 1964, Jackson County, North Carolina201.

                  ii.    MARY BRADLEY201.

                 iii.    SARAH JANE BRADLEY.

                 iv.    SAMUEL ACE BRADLEY, b. 1873, Tennessee201; m. JOSHINE VIOLA JONES, August 01, 1896201; b. 1882, Tennessee201.

                  v.    JAMES H. "JIM" BRADLEY, b. October 10, 1873, Barker's Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina201; d. September 26, 1936, Jackson County, North Carolina201; m. MARY DOLLIE RABY; b. 1873, Jackson County, North Carolina201.

                 vi.    RICHARD PHILLIP "COOT" BRADLEY, b. May 28, 1876, Jackson County, North Carolina; d. May 19, 1943, Jackson County, North Carolina; m. (1) HATTIE LOUISE MATHIS, December 06, 1897, James Mathis residence, Jackson County, North Carolina202; b. July 15, 1880, Haywood County, North Carolina203; d. May 08, 1921203; m. (2) CORA ETHEL WARD MONTEITH, March 18, 1926203; b. September 01, 1890; d. March 11, 1980.

 

More About RICHARD PHILLIP "COOT" BRADLEY:

Burial: Bradley Cemetery, Nations Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

Marriage Notes for RICHARD BRADLEY and HATTIE MATHIS:

Witnesses: Thomas Segle, A. L. Nations, L. B. Nations

 

More About CORA ETHEL WARD MONTEITH:

Burial: Bradley Cemetery, Nations Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

                vii.    MARGARET E. BRADLEY, b. February 07, 1877, Wilmot, Jackson County, North Carolina203; d. May 11, 1955203; m. THOMAS SEAGLE, January 17, 1897, Barker's Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina204.

 

Marriage Notes for MARGARET BRADLEY and THOMAS SEAGLE:

Witnesses: J. L. Nations, E. L. Mathis, G. W. Revis.

 

               viii.    JOHN A. "JOHNNIE" BRADLEY, b. July 05, 1882; d. December 19, 1918; m. DORA ALICE JONES, April 06, 1903205; b. June 20, 1888; d. April 10, 1933.

 

More About JOHN A. "JOHNNIE" BRADLEY:

Burial: Bradley Cemetery, Nations Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

More About DORA ALICE JONES:

Burial: Bradley Cemetery, Nations Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

                  ix.    LILLIE ALICE BRADLEY, b. January 12, 1885, Jackson County, North Carolina205; d. March 12, 1976, Jackson County, North Carolina205; m. ANDREW JACKSON SUTTON, 1904205.

                   x.    LEANDER BRADLEY, b. August 27, 1888, Jackson County, North Carolina205; d. October 12, 1964, Jackson County, North Carolina205; m. ETTA JONES; b. February 07, 1896, Jackson County, North Carolina205; d. May 07, 1988, Jackson County, North Carolina205.

 

44.  MARGARET E.4 BRADLEY (PHILLIP3, SUSANNAH2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1848 in Cherokee County, North Carolina206, and died September 01, 1896 in Jackson County, North Carolina206.  She married THOMAS WILLIAM WARD December 26, 1869 in Jackson County, North Carolina206.  He was born April 22, 1834 in Haywood County, North Carolina206, and died March 23, 1903 in Jackson County, North Carolina206.

       

Children of MARGARET BRADLEY and THOMAS WARD are:

                   i.    MARGARET ELIZABETH5 WARD, b. October 03, 1871, Camp Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina206; d. October 11, 1966, Jackson County, North Carolina206; m. JAMES ROBERT MESSER, February 03, 1889, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina207; b. September 11, 1868, Jackson County, North Carolina208; d. March 16, 1968, Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina209.

 

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH WARD:

Burial: Ward Cemetery, Camp Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

More About JAMES ROBERT MESSER:

Burial: Ward Cemetery, Camp Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

Marriage Notes for MARGARET WARD and JAMES MESSER:

Witnesses: G. B. Davis, A. L. Beck, and L. L. Reid

 

                  ii.    JULIA ANN WARD, b. September 14, 1873, Camp Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina209; d. October 31, 1965, Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina209; m. (1) JOHN ALLEN NATIONS, April 06, 1890, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina210; b. April 17, 1865, Camp Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina211; d. January 10, 1931, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina211; m. (2) GEORGE WASHINGTON GUNTER, June 08, 1934, Greens Creek, Jackson County, North Carolina211.

 

Marriage Notes for JULIA WARD and JOHN NATIONS:

Witness: J. T. Nations, J. B. Gibson, and R. C. Parris

 

45.  JOHN G.4 SHEPHERD (JAMES3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born September 06, 1849 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died December 25, 1921 in Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.  He married LOUISA A. "LOU" DALTON May 21, 1871 in Macon County, North Carolina212, daughter of JAMES DALTON and KATHERINE SHEPHERD.  She was born September 16, 1851 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died December 18, 1940 in Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About JOHN G. SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Occupation: Farmer, sawmill owner

 

More About LOUISA A. "LOU" DALTON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

       

Children of JOHN SHEPHERD and LOUISA DALTON are:

                   i.    ADELIA EMELINE "DEALIE"5 SHEPHERD, b. May 01, 1872, Macon County, North Carolina213; m. GEORGE BAXTER "BAX" DALTON, 1893, Macon County, North Carolina; b. 1868, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About GEORGE BAXTER "BAX" DALTON:

Occupation: Carpenter

 

                  ii.    DOLLIE CLEMENTINE SHEPHERD, b. September 27, 1873, Macon County, North Carolina213; m. EMLESS VAN BUREN HURST, March 08, 1903, Macon County, North Carolina214; b. 1878, Macon County, North Carolina215.

 

More About EMLESS VAN BUREN HURST:

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina

 

                 iii.    NANCY CATHERINE SHEPHERD, b. November 08, 1876, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 31, 1962, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina216; m. WILLIAM HOLBROOK, January 16, 1901, John Shepherd residence, Macon County, North Carolina217; b. October 22, 1876, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 15, 1957, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina218.

 

More About NANCY CATHERINE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

More About WILLIAM HOLBROOK:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

Marriage Notes for NANCY SHEPHERD and WILLIAM HOLBROOK:

Witnessed by John Shepherd, W. A. Holbrooks, and May Shepherd.

 

                 iv.    JAMES THOMAS "TOM" SHEPHERD, b. January 23, 1879, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 20, 1966, Macon County, North Carolina; m. MARY E. PATTERSON, December 20, 1898, Macon County, North Carolina219; b. February 10, 1878, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina220; d. December 26, 1964, C. J. Harris Community Hospital, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina221.

 

More About JAMES THOMAS "TOM" SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

Notes for MARY E. PATTERSON:

1910 Macon County, North Carolina, census, Cowee Township, Dwelling 36, Shepherd Creek Road, living with husband, Thomas Shepherd, Jr.

 

More About MARY E. PATTERSON:

Burial: December 27, 1964, Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of the right ovary

 

                  v.    LILLIE JANE SHEPHERD, b. January 23, 1879, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 19, 1972, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina222; m. WALTER HAYES DALTON, May 25, 1902, Macon County, North Carolina; b. March 23, 1879, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 10, 1940, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina223.

 

More About LILLIE JANE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About WALTER HAYES DALTON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 vi.    TIMMIE BELL SHEPHERD, b. December 04, 1881, Macon County, North Carolina224; d. March 13, 1976, Macon County, North Carolina224; m. WILLIAM BRADLEY, May 17, 1911, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina225.

                vii.    ARA MAE SHEPHERD, b. May 27, 1885, Macon County, North Carolina226; d. July 08, 1971, Chielfland, Florida226.

 

More About ARA MAE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Cook

 

               viii.    LUTHER DAVID SHEPHERD, b. October 27, 1892, Macon County, North Carolina226; m. (1) BERTIE GUY, October 22, 1916, Macon County, North Carolina227; b. Abt. 1894227; m. (2) MARY ETHEL SHEPHERD, December 06, 1922, Macon County, North Carolina; b. 1897, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

46.  NARCISSA (CIS)4 SHEPHERD (JAMES3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 17, 1851 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died January 12, 1939 in Macon County, North Carolina.  She married JAMES THOMAS GIBSON September 30, 1871 in Macon County, North Carolina, son of JOHN GIBSON and MARTHA CARROLL.  He was born April 24, 1851 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died June 18, 1936 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About NARCISSA (CIS) SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

More About JAMES THOMAS GIBSON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

       

Children of NARCISSA SHEPHERD and JAMES GIBSON are:

                   i.    ASBURY5 GIBSON, b. 1873; m. AREBELL HURST; b. Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    MAGGIE GIBSON, b. 1874; m. W. R. MASON.

                 iii.    JOHN "JOHNNIE" GIBSON, b. 1876.

                 iv.    JAMES L. GIBSON, b. January 28, 1876, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 26, 1959, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina228; m. LUCINDA EVELYN "EVA" PATTERSON, Macon County, North Carolina; b. April 14, 1884, Qualla Township, Jackson County, North Carolina229; d. September 22, 1972, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina230.

 

More About JAMES L. GIBSON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About LUCINDA EVELYN "EVA" PATTERSON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                  v.    FLORENCE GIBSON, b. 1877.

                 vi.    CORDELIA GIBSON, b. 1879.

 

47.  JOSEPH J.4 SHEPHERD (JAMES3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 04, 1855 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died June 13, 1943 in Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.  He married MARGARET A. MCGAHA December 19, 1878 in Macon County, North Carolina231, daughter of GEORGE MCGAHA and JANE TIPPETT.  She was born February 20, 1861 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died September 13, 1945 in Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About JOSEPH J. SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

More About MARGARET A. MCGAHA:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

       

Children of JOSEPH SHEPHERD and MARGARET MCGAHA are:

                   i.    ARTIE M.5 SHEPHERD, b. February 20, 1880, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 23, 1967, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About ARTIE M. SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                  ii.    SARAH EMILY SHEPHERD, b. March 04, 1882, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 13, 1960, Macon County, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM J. WEST.

 

More About SARAH EMILY SHEPHERD:

Burial: Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

                 iii.    GEORGE SHEPHERD, b. September 24, 1884, Macon County, North Carolina232; d. November 04, 1954, California232; m. MELVINA "MELL" JONES, July 14, 1907, Swain County, North Carolina233; b. December 18, 1892, Whittier, Swain County, North Carlina234; d. November 08, 1974, San Demas, California234.

                 iv.    JAMES NELSON SHEPHERD, b. March 18, 1887, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 02, 1964, Burlington, Washington; m. LILLIE J. RHINEHART, October 04, 1914; b. May 26, 1894, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 02, 1958, Burlington, Washington.

 

More About JAMES NELSON SHEPHERD:

Burial: Burlington Cemetery, Burlington, Washington

 

                  v.    FLORA JANE SHEPHERD, b. November 09, 1889, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 31, 1972, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About FLORA JANE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 vi.    WILLIAM LAWRENCE SHEPHERD, b. September 24, 1892, Macon County, North Carolina235; d. December 23, 1936, Macon County, North Carolina235; m. HATTIE BELLE RHINEHART, September 07, 1921, Macon County, North Carolina236; b. August 29, 1891, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 17, 1970, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About WILLIAM LAWRENCE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Killed in a construction accident

Military service: World War I

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About HATTIE BELLE RHINEHART:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Homemaker

 

                vii.    NANCY FLORENCE SHEPHERD, b. January 19, 1895, West's Mill, Macon County, North Carolina; d. California?; m. JOSEPH J. GIBBS.

               viii.    ELSIE IRENE SHEPHERD, b. October 06, 1898, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 30, 1977, Cullowee, North Carolina; m. WILEY CRAWFORD.

 

More About ELSIE IRENE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Cullowee, North Carolina

 

                  ix.    JOSEPH GARLAND SHEPHERD, b. February 26, 1900, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 29, 1997, Macon County, North Carolina237; m. HAZEL DALTON; b. October 17, 1907, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 1988, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About JOSEPH GARLAND SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About HAZEL DALTON:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                   x.    ARTHUR ANDREW SHEPHERD, b. April 26, 1903, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 22, 1984, Macon County, North Carolina; m. NELL CAGLE; b. July 29, 1905, Swain County, North Carolina; d. July 18, 1999, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About ARTHUR ANDREW SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

Notes for NELL CAGLE:

From the Macon (North Carolina) News (Internet site: www.maconnews.com):

 

Nell Cagle Shepherd, 93, of the Cowee Community, Franklin, NC died Sunday, July 18, 1999 in a local hospital.

 

She was a native of Swain County, a daughter of the late Lee and Annie Clark Cagle. She was married to the late Arthur Shepherd, who died in 1984. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Grace Freeman and husband, Spurgeon and Josephine Jennings and husband, Paul, all of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive.

 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Alton Dendy and Rev. Andy Cloer officiating. Burial was in the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery. Brian Jennings, Bob Simons, Mark Shuler, Frank Smith, Dennis Freeman, and Kenny Mashburn served as pallbearers. Lloyd Allen, Bernie Gibson, Wesley Hooper, Jerry Arnold, Jerry Vogler, and Wayne Mashburn served as

honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery Fund, c/o Josephine Jennings, P.O. Box 781, Franklin, NC 28744.

 

Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

More About NELL CAGLE:

Burial: July 21, 1999, Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Denomination: Baptist

Occupation: Homemaker

 

48.  MARTHA CATHERINE4 SHEPHERD (JAMES3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born February 17, 1858 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died August 06, 1940 in Macon County, North Carolina.  She married JACOB MONTRAVILLE MASON December 03, 1886 in Macon County, North Carolina, son of JOSEPH MASON and DRUCILLA ROBERTS.  He was born January 28, 1847 in Savannah Community, Jackson County, North Carolina, and died June 12, 1916 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About MARTHA CATHERINE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Denomination: Baptist

 

Notes for JACOB MONTRAVILLE MASON:

Had 11 children by his first wife, Nancy Roberts.

 

More About JACOB MONTRAVILLE MASON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of MARTHA SHEPHERD and JACOB MASON are:

                   i.    JACOB WALTER5 MASON, b. August 23, 1887, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 19, 1966, Macon County, North Carolina; m. BETHA HALL, September 09, 1909, Macon County, North Carolina; b. August 14, 1893, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 05, 1983, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About JACOB WALTER MASON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About BETHA HALL:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                  ii.    NOBIA MASON, b. June 25, 1889, Macon County, North Carolina; d. February 17, 1973; m. BASCUS ALEXANDER, April 06, 1913; b. March 17, 1890, North Carolina237; d. January 1963237.

                 iii.    NANCY DRUCILLA MASON, b. August 28, 1891, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 24, 1974, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina238; m. SOLOMAN CARL LEATHERMAN, March 12, 1916, Macon County, North Carolina; b. October 09, 1892, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 29, 1948, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina239.

                 iv.    SISSIE MASON, b. February 15, 1894, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 18, 1977, Canton, North Carolina; m. EARLY OSCAR RICKMAN, February 19, 1917, Macon County, North Carolina; b. October 12, 1891, Macon County, North Carolina240; d. December 1974, Canton, North Carolina240.

                  v.    VAN BUREN "BUEL" MASON, b. August 14, 1897, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 18, 1973, Macon County, North Carolina; m. (1) NENA DALTON; b. January 09, 1900, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 09, 1997, Macon County, North Carolina240; m. (2) NENA DALTON, July 04, 1919, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina; b. 1900.

 

More About VAN BUREN "BUEL" MASON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About NENA DALTON:

Burial: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 vi.    ARTHUR D. MASON, b. March 12, 1899, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 03, 1991; m. FAYE PLEMMINS, August 08, 1919; b. 1901.

 

49.  ADELINE4 SHEPARD (JAMES3 SHEPHERD, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born December 14, 1860 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died December 22, 1944 in Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About ADELINE SHEPARD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Child of ADELINE SHEPARD is:

                   i.    SAMUEL HARLEY5 SHEPARD, b. July 28, 1889, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 12, 1976, Macon County, North Carolina; m. (1) BERTHA H. --; b. December 28, 1903; d. April 22, 1984; m. (2) FLORA POTTS, August 06, 1914, Macon County, North Carolina241; b. March 27, 1890; d. January 26, 1915, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About SAMUEL HARLEY SHEPARD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About BERTHA H. --:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About FLORA POTTS:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

50.  JAMES L.4 SHEPHERD (JAMES3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1864 in Macon County, North Carolina.  He married MARGARET JANE HURST January 25, 1891 in Macon County, North Carolina241, daughter of JOSEPH HURST and MARGARET RABY.  She was born February 05, 1869 in Macon County, North Carolina242, and died November 07, 1959242.

 

More About JAMES L. SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery

 

More About MARGARET JANE HURST:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery

       

Children of JAMES SHEPHERD and MARGARET HURST are:

                   i.    FRANK J.5 SHEPHERD, b. 1892, Macon County, North Carolina242.

                  ii.    FRED J. SHEPHERD, b. 1892, Macon County, North Carolina242.

 

51.  WILLIAM ELBERT4 SHEPHERD (JAMES3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1869 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died 1951 in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho.  He married HARRIETT REBECCA RABY September 27, 1894 in Macon County, North Carolina243, daughter of WILLIAM RABY and HESTER CONNER.  She was born 1870 in Tennessee244, and died 1944 in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho244.

       

Children of WILLIAM SHEPHERD and HARRIETT RABY are:

                   i.    WILLIAM E.5 SHEPHERD, b. 1894, Leatherman, Macon County, North Carolina; d. 1948; m. VIOLA RHODES.

                  ii.    HOWARD MARCUS SHEPHERD, b. December 02, 1897, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina244; d. January 1971, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho244; m. MYRNA MARCEALES RHODES, March 24, 1936, Greeley, Colorado244; b. January 01, 1905244; d. September 09, 1987, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho244.

                 iii.    BELLE ANN SHEPHERD, b. February 15, 1900, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina244; d. December 08, 1971, Malheur County, Oregon244; m. MERIDA WILLIAMS, March 1947; b. September 25, 1900, Oregon245; d. July 1987, Idaho245.

                 iv.    IDA SHEPHERD, b. October 15, 1900, Leatherman, Macon County, North Carolina246; d. July 1979, Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon246; m. JOHN DIAL, September 19, 1936; b. Abt. 1895, North Carolina.

                  v.    JOHN HENRY SHEPHERD, b. July 03, 1903, Leatherman, Macon County, North Carolina; m. EDNA JONES246.

                 vi.    KATHERN NANCY SHEPHERD, b. April 09, 1905, Leatherman, Macon County, North Carolina246; d. Emmett, Gem County, Idaho246; m. PARKS MCCULLOUGH, August 19, 1923, Illinois; b. January 13, 1894, Idaho247; d. July 1975, Idaho247.

                vii.    HESTER SHEPHERD, b. January 05, 1907, Leatherman, Macon County, North Carolina248; d. March 1992, Masonville, Larimer County, Colorado249; m. OLLIE RHODES, October 15, 1923; b. July 08, 1896249; d. September 1966, Masonville, Larimer County, Colorado249.

               viii.    JAMES NATHAN SHEPHERD, b. November 12, 1909, Leatherman, Macon County, North Carolina250; d. April 22, 1987, Weiser, Washington County, Idaho250; m. HELEN MCKINNEY250.

                  ix.    ELSIE MAE SHEPHERD, b. August 25, 1911, Cowee Valley,  Macon County, North Carolina250; d. August 08, 1976, Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon250; m. JAMES DANIEL CONNER, March 27, 1928, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado250; b. April 10, 1909, Christopher, Franklin, Illinois250; d. October 19, 1974, Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon250.

                   x.    ROBERT ELBERT SHEPHERD, b. May 04, 1915, Macon County, North Carolina250; d. 1935250.

 

52.  JOSEPH J.4 SHEPHERD (JOHN3, JOHN2, THOMAS1) was born 1853 in Macon County, North Carolina.  He married WINNIE C. FRANKS. 

       

Child of JOSEPH SHEPHERD and WINNIE FRANKS is:

                   i.    JOHN HENRY5 SHEPHERD, b. June 23, 1877, Macon County, North Carolina251; d. July 18, 1957, Jackson County, North Carolina251; m. EVA LEE (IVALEE) MASON, December 31, 1894, Macon County, North Carolina252; b. September 15, 1876, Swain County, North Carolina253; d. March 30, 1957, Jackson County, North Carolina253.

 

53.  THOMAS WELDON4 ANGEL (LEWIS MARVIN3, REBECCA2 SHEPHERD, THOMAS1) was born February 16, 1862254, and died October 09, 1940 in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.  He married MARTHA ANN BERRY, daughter of WILLIAM BARRY and ANGELINE MOORE.  She died October 30, 1958 in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

       

Children of THOMAS ANGEL and MARTHA BERRY are:

                   i.    THOMAS WELDON5 ANGEL, JR., d. December 19, 1973, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina; m. ALICE CARMICHAEL.

                  ii.    JESSE ANGEL, d. September 28, 1954, Ellijay, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

54.  WILLIAM L.4 WELCH (AGNES3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born Abt. 1832 in Macon County, North Carolina255, and died March 09, 1915 in Graham County, North Carolina255.  He married CATHERINE E. SAWYER Abt. 1852255, daughter of WILLIAM SAWYER and MARGARET HYDE.  She was born May 15, 1831 in Macon County, North Carolina255, and died August 19, 1900 in Graham County, North Carolina255.

 

More About WILLIAM L. WELCH:

Burial: Guge Cemetery, Graham County, North Carolina

       

Children of WILLIAM WELCH and CATHERINE SAWYER are:

                   i.    CATHERINE PERMELIA5 WELCH, b. February 11, 1854, Cherokee County, North Carolina256; d. January 16, 1940256; m. WILLIAM B. GARLAND, October 25, 1879, Graham County, North Carolina256.

                  ii.    NANCY DRUCILLA WELCH, b. November 17, 1854, Cherokee County, North Carolina256; d. March 15, 1943, Ohio256; m. WILLIAM RILEY "WILL" JOHNSON, April 27, 1884, Graham County, North Carolina256; b. March 09, 1854, Tennessee256; d. May 11, 1918.

 

More About WILLIAM RILEY "WILL" JOHNSON:

Burial: Sawyers Creek Cemetery, Graham County, North Carolina

 

                 iii.    WILLIAM J. WELCH, b. January 03, 1855, North Carolina256; d. March 22, 1908257; m. LAURA --257.

 

More About WILLIAM J. WELCH:

Burial: Guge Cemetery, Graham County, North Carolina

 

                 iv.    WASHINGTON WELCH, b. 1857, North Carolina257.

                  v.    JACOB D. WELCH, b. 1862257; m. AMANDA PARISADE WELCH, September 27, 1885, Graham County, North Carolina258.

                 vi.    AMANDA MARGARET "MANDY" WELCH, b. June 17, 1864, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee259,260; d. May 15, 1947, Lenoir City, Loudon County, Tennessee261,262; m. JOHN BROWNLOW WILLIAMS, January 11, 1883, Graham County, North Carolina263,264; b. November 12, 1866265; d. May 15, 1947265.

 

More About AMANDA MARGARET "MANDY" WELCH:

Burial: Lenoir City Cemetery, Loudon County, Tennessee

 

More About JOHN BROWNLOW WILLIAMS:

Burial: Lenoir City Cemetery, Loudon County, Tennessee

 

                vii.    THOMAS ISAAC WELCH, b. April 01, 1867, Tennessee266; d. October 02, 1936, Mt. Pleasant, Monroe County, Tennessee266; m. MELVIRA H. CLINE, September 06, 1885266.

 

More About THOMAS ISAAC WELCH:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Monroe County, Tennessee

 

               viii.    ELIZA ANN WELCH, b. January 1870, North Carolina266; m. D. S. CABE, October 21, 1888, Graham County, North Carolina266.

 

55.  JULIA ANN ELIZABETH4 SHEPHERD (THOMAS J.3, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born December 05, 1844 in Macon County, North Carolina267, and died November 05, 1906 in Graham County, North Carolina267.  She married JONATHAN MILLER DAVIS December 19, 1866 in Cherokee County, North Carolina267, son of JACOB DAVIS and SUSANNAH MILLER.  He was born July 05, 1844 in Blount County, Tennessee267, and died June 28, 1909 in Graham County, North Carolina267.

 

More About JULIA ANN ELIZABETH SHEPHERD:

Burial: Old Mother Cemetery, Graham County, North Carolina

       

Children of JULIA SHEPHERD and JONATHAN DAVIS are:

                   i.    ROBERT LEE5 DAVIS, b. Abt. 1868, Cherokee County, North Carolina267; d. January 31, 1957, Wenatchee, Washington; m. (1) E. ETTA MORRISON, May 11, 1892, Macon County, North Carolina268; b. Abt. 1868, Macon County, North Carolina268,269; d. Abt. 1902, Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana; m. (2) MABEL STILLWELL, Bef. 1908, St. Louis, Missouri; b. May 31, 1868270; d. March 02, 1964, Jackson County, North Carolina270; m. (3) LOUISE FARMER, March 1909, Mt Airy, North Carolina271; b. October 08, 1883271; d. March 08, 1977271.

 

More About MABEL STILLWELL:

Burial: Stillwell Cemetery, Jackson County, North Carolina

 

                  ii.    GEORGE WASHINGTON DAVIS, b. March 1869, Cherokee County, North Carolina271; d. 1943, Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia271; m. EMMA WILLIAMS, December 31, 1893, Graham County, North Carolina271; b. January 1872, Andrews, Cherokee County, North Carolina271.

                 iii.    JACOB THOMAS DAVIS, b. October 28, 1870, Cherokee County, North Carolina271; d. December 05, 1938, Madison, Morgan County, Georgia271; m. ELSIE WILSON, Jackson County, North Carolina271; b. , Jackson County, North Carolina271; d. December 31, 1963, Madison, Morgan County, Georgia271.

                 iv.    FRANCES DAVIS, b. September 15, 1872, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. October 08, 1874, Graham County, North Carolina271.

 

More About FRANCES DAVIS:

Burial: Old Mother Cemetery, Graham County, North Carolina

 

                  v.    THEODORE BUNYON DAVIS, b. August 31, 1874, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. August 03, 1964, Wake County, North Carolina271; m. (1) DOTHAM LAMM STRICKLAND271; m. (2) SUSAN ELIZABETH "BESSIE" FARMER, September 10, 1904, Wake County, North Carolina271; b. , Prince Edward County, Virginia271; d. 1952, Zebulon, Wake County, North Carolina271.

                 vi.    MARY JANE DAVIS, b. April 04, 1876, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. February 14, 1952, Miami, Dade County, Florida271; m. THOMAS WESLEY HAMPTON, December 26, 1900, Graham County, North Carolina271; b. 1872, Yancey County, North Carolina271.

                vii.    CHARLES MCCLAIN DAVIS, b. June 27, 1878, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. 1954, Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia271; m. LAURA BELLE COWARD, 1903, Seattle, King County, Washington271; b. , Cullowhee, Jackson County, North Carolina271; d. , Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia271.

               viii.    COMMODORE SPURGEON DAVIS, b. April 08, 1880, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. September 09, 1965, Waynesville, North Carolina; m. JESSE JORDAN, July 27, 1907, Graham County, North Carolina271; b. March 09, 1888, Georgia271.

                  ix.    ETTA E. DAVIS, b. 1882, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. 1965, Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia271; m. VERGE JOYHUE BROWN, December 13, 1902, Graham County, North Carolina271; b. Abt. 1878, Clay County, North Carolina271.

                   x.    GROVER CLEVELAND DAVIS, b. March 25, 1884, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. September 13, 1944, Tennessee271; m. (1) HAZEL J. MCKEE; b. 1899271; d. 1962, Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia271; m. (2) LELA --271.

                  xi.    BROADUS FOLSOM DAVIS, b. June 21, 1886, Graham County, North Carolina271; d. 1962, Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia271; m. THELMA --; b. , Seattle, King County, Washington271; d. February 1963, Buckhead, Morgan County, Georgia271.

 

56.  HARRIET AMELIA4 PANTHER (ANGELINE "LINNY"3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born January 08, 1857 in Macon County, North Carolina272, and died April 12, 1910 in North Carolina272.  She married ALFRED LAFAYETTE STANDRIDGE Abt. 1877272.  He was born June 17, 1855272, and died May 25, 1935272.

 

More About HARRIET AMELIA PANTHER:

Burial: Shady Grove Cemetery, Cherokee County, North Carolina

 

More About ALFRED LAFAYETTE STANDRIDGE:

Burial: Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk County, Tennessee

       

Children of HARRIET PANTHER and ALFRED STANDRIDGE are:

                   i.    NORA E.5 STANDRIDGE272.

                  ii.    CHASTITY STANDRIDGE272.

                 iii.    ALASKAS "LASCUS" STANDRIDGE272.

                 iv.    IRA COMMANDORA STANDRIDGE, b. December 08, 1880272; d. May 08, 1964272; m. EVA GERTRUDE ROBERSON272; b. January 01, 1890272; d. June 15, 1943272.

 

Notes for IRA COMMANDORA STANDRIDGE:

According to Dede Harrill in The Heritage of Macon County, Vol. II, p. 418, there were eight other children.

 

More About IRA COMMANDORA STANDRIDGE:

Burial: Morganton Cemetery, Morganton, Georgia

 

More About EVA GERTRUDE ROBERSON:

Burial:  Morganton Cemetery, Morganton, Georgia

 

57.  EMILY AMANDA4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born May 08, 1848 in Macon County, North Carolina273, and died January 16, 1926 in Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina273.  She married HUGH HENRY PINCKNEY MCCOY April 06, 1864 in Macon County, North Carolina273, son of DANIEL MCCOY and ELIZABETH WEST.  He was born December 17, 1837 in Macon County, North Carolina273, and died March 18, 1913 in Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina273.

 

More About EMILY AMANDA WELCH:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About HUGH HENRY PINCKNEY MCCOY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Military service: Private, Co. H, 16th North Carolina Infantry, Confederate States Army

       

Children of EMILY WELCH and HUGH MCCOY are:

                   i.    WILLIAM SHERMAN5 MCCOY, b. June 06, 1865, Macon County, North Carolina273; d. September 07, 1929, Macon County, North Carolina273; m. VIRGINIA LASAPHINE "JENNY" DEAN, July 28, 1889, G. T. Bryson Residence, Macon County, North Carolina273,274; b. September 25, 1865, Macon County, North Carolina275; d. February 15, 1938275.

 

Notes for WILLIAM SHERMAN MCCOY:

Furniture builder.

 

More About WILLIAM SHERMAN MCCOY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Occupation: Furniture maker

 

More About VIRGINIA LASAPHINE "JENNY" DEAN:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Cause of Death: Double Pneumonia

 

                  ii.    DANIEL COLUMBUS COMMODORE MCCOY, REVEREND, b. March 18, 1867, Macon County, North Carolina275; d. December 25, 1944, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina275; m. KANSAS IOWA DEAN, April 05, 1891, W.D. Davis Residence, Macon County, North Carolina275,276; b. October 15, 1873, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. March 17, 1953, Macon County, North Carolina277.

 

More About DANIEL COLUMBUS COMMODORE MCCOY, REVEREND:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Occupation: Preacher, Public school teacher

 

More About KANSAS IOWA DEAN:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

                 iii.    PARELLA JOSEPHINE "JOSIE" MCCOY, b. May 02, 1869, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. January 09, 1955, Brasstown, Clay County, North Carolina277; m. ELBERT J. HALL, December 23, 1888, H. H. P. McCoy Residence, Macon County, North Carolina277; b. January 22, 1868277; d. August 10, 1959, Brasstown, Clay County, North Carolina277.

 

More About PARELLA JOSEPHINE "JOSIE" MCCOY:

Burial: Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay County, North Carolina

 

More About ELBERT J. HALL:

Burial: Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay County, North Carolina

 

                 iv.    CATHERINE MODENA "DEANIE" MCCOY, b. April 17, 1871, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. February 21, 1961, Mableton, Georgia277; m. (1) MILAS BROWN; m. (2) VANCE M. CALER, April 21, 1889, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. February 10, 1905, Macon County, North Carolina277.

 

More About CATHERINE MODENA "DEANIE" MCCOY:

Burial: Many Forks Baptist Church Cemetery, Towns County, Georgia

 

More About VANCE M. CALER:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

Marriage Notes for CATHERINE MCCOY and VANCE CALER:

Witnesses: W. D. Dean, N. P. Rankin, E. J. Hall.

 

                  v.    JAMES WELCH MCCOY, b. March 26, 1873, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. January 27, 1926, Etna, Macon County, NorthCarolina277; m. LAURA E. HUGHES, January 23, 1907, Residence of John Fouts, Macon County, North Carolina277; b. 1890277; d. July 29, 1969, Macon County, North Carolina277.

 

More About LAURA E. HUGHES:

Burial: Tellico Baptist Church, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 vi.    MARY EMILY AVOLINE "EMMA" MCCOY, b. June 09, 1875, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. May 18, 1947, Macon County, North Carolina277; m. THOMAS CLINGMAN CHILDERS, September 04, 1892, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina277; b. July 12, 1867, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. March 05, 1948, Macon County, North Carolina277.

 

More About MARY EMILY AVOLINE "EMMA" MCCOY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Homemaker

 

More About THOMAS CLINGMAN CHILDERS:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer, storekeeper

 

                vii.    CALLIE E. MCCOY, b. June 11, 1877, Macon County, North Carolina277; d. July 23, 1905, Macon County, North Carolina277; m. GEORGE R. DEHART, November 05, 1899, H. H. P. McCoy Residence, Macon County, North Carolina277,278; b. , Swain County, North Carolina279; d. , Olympia, Washington279.

 

More About CALLIE E. MCCOY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About GEORGE R. DEHART:

Burial: Jackson Line Cemetery, Swain County, North Carolina

 

               viii.    PEARL F. MCCOY, b. May 18, 1879, Macon County, North Carolina279; d. May 29, 1944, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina279; m. GEORGE THOMAS RAMSEY, April 10, 1899, H. H. P. McCoy Residence, Macon County, North Carolina279; b. April 25, 1873279; d. March 14, 1959, Tellico, Macon County, North Carolina279.

 

More About PEARL F. MCCOY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                  ix.    HATTIE A. MCCOY, b. July 13, 1881, Macon County, North Carolina279; d. November 11, 1913, Montana279; m. ELLIS HURST, 1908, Montana279; b. , Macon County, North Carolina279; d. February 22, 1967, Montana279.

 

More About HATTIE A. MCCOY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

 

More About ELLIS HURST:

Occupation: Rancher

 

                   x.    THEODORE PINCKNEY MCCOY, b. 1891, Macon County, North Carolina279; d. January 26, 1931279; m. LILLIE FLORENCE RAMSEY, August 22, 1912279; b. May 07, 1896, Macon County, North Carolina279; d. June 16, 1987, Lakewood, California279.

 

58.  WILBURN WILKS "BUD"4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born June 22, 1851 in Macon County, North Carolina279, and died November 14, 1940 in Walhalla, South Carolina279.  He married REBECCA ARMINDA DAVIS March 02, 1868279, daughter of WILLIAM DAVIS and NAOMI RAY.  She was born July 09, 1851279, and died October 17, 1912279.

 

More About WILBURN WILKS "BUD" WELCH:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About REBECCA ARMINDA DAVIS:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of WILBURN WELCH and REBECCA DAVIS are:

                   i.    JOSEPH WILBURN5 WELCH, b. January 13, 1870, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 08, 1936, Childress, Texas; m. ALVA RADO QUEEN, September 05, 1889, W. J. Jenkins Residence, Macon County, North Carolina.

                  ii.    WILLIAM HENRY WELCH, b. June 1874, Macon County, North Carolina279; d. March 22, 1942279; m. LUTHENIA "THENE" JONES, April 21, 1892, Riley Jones Residence, Macon County, North Carolina280; b. April 1873281; d. March 13, 1920, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina281.

 

More About WILLIAM HENRY WELCH:

Burial: March 23, 1942, Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About LUTHENIA "THENE" JONES:

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

 

                 iii.    IOWA MAE WELCH, b. December 1876, Rose Creek, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 09, 1947, Macon County, North Carolina; m. JAMES GLEN WEST, July 03, 1892, W. J. Jenkins Residence, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About IOWA MAE WELCH:

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Occupation: Nurse

 

                 iv.    ARRIE IVALEE WELCH, b. June 1878, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 22, 1941, Wests Mill, Macon County, North Carolina; m. SAMUEL ROBINSON MOORE, 1895; b. November 05, 1875, Rabun County, Georgia; d. January 21, 1953, Rose Creek, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About ARRIE IVALEE WELCH:

Burial: June 23, 1941, Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About SAMUEL ROBINSON MOORE:

Burial: January 23, 1953, Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

 

                  v.    PEARL MODENA WELCH, b. January 1880, Macon County, North Carolina; m. (1) GEORGE W. MOORE, August 22, 1896, W. W. Welch Residence, Macon County, North Carolina; d. 1903; m. (2) -- JONES, Aft. 1903; m. (3) -- HENDERSON, Bef. 1942.

 

More About GEORGE W. MOORE:

Cause of Death: Killed in a mining accident

 

                 vi.    CARRIE WELCH, b. October 1883, Macon County, North Carolina; d. South Carolina; m. ALFRED L. MCGAHA, November 29, 1905, W. W. Welch Residence, Macon County, North Carolina; b. Macon County, North Carolina.

 

59.  MANUEL ERVIN "MANN"4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born April 23, 1852 in Macon County, North Carolina281, and died December 10, 1927 in Macon County, North Carolina281.  He married AMANDA JANE WILSON April 16, 1871 in Macon County, North Carolina282, daughter of EDWARD WILSON and CAROLINE DEWEESE.  She was born  in Macon County, North Carolina283, and died April 21, 1932 in Macon County, North Carolina283.

 

More About MANUEL ERVIN "MANN" WELCH:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About AMANDA JANE WILSON:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of MANUEL WELCH and AMANDA WILSON are:

                   i.    WILLIAM THOMAS "BILLY"5 WELCH, MD, b. September 27, 1872, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina283; d. Abt. 1908, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma283; m. EULA --, Oklahoma.

 

More About WILLIAM THOMAS "BILLY" WELCH, MD:

Cause of Death: Complications of an accidental gunshot wound

Cause of Death (2): Complications of an accidental gunshot wound

 

                  ii.    WILBURN EDWARD WELCH, b. October 04, 1874, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina283; d. February 07, 1945, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina283; m. ALICE KIMSEY, July 27, 1902, Marshall P. Kimsey Residence, Nantahala, Macon County, North Carolina283,284; b. June 29, 1885, Swain County, North Carolina285; d. August 22, 1954, Macon County, North Carolina285.

 

More About WILBURN EDWARD WELCH:

Cause of Death: Heart ailment

Occupation: Teacher, Bookkeeper, Carpenter

 

                 iii.    BERTON E. WELCH, b. February 21, 1877, Macon County, North Carolina285; d. September 27, 1877, Macon County, North Carolina285.

                 iv.    CHARLES CLINGMAN WELCH, b. August 07, 1878, Macon County, North Carolina285; d. June 16, 1964, Temple, Texas285; m. EDNA MAUSKER, 1903285; b. September 08, 1885285; d. May 05, 1963, Temple, Texas285.

 

More About CHARLES CLINGMAN WELCH:

Burial: August 09, 1978, Old Perry Cemetery, Temple, Texas

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About EDNA MAUSKER:

Burial: Old Perry Cemetery, Temple, Texas

 

                  v.    JOHN ERVIN WELCH, b. January 05, 1881, Macon County, North Carolina285; d. Abt. 1953, Portland, Oregon285; m. NANCY "NANNIE" DOWNS, 1920285; b. , Macon County, North Carolina285.

 

More About JOHN ERVIN WELCH:

Occupation: Farmer

 

                 vi.    FREDERICK DOUGLAS WELCH, b. July 05, 1883, Macon County, North Carolina285; d. Oregon285; m. PAULINE MCCONNELL.

 

More About FREDERICK DOUGLAS WELCH:

Occupation: Rancher

 

                vii.    ETHEL GOLDIE WELCH, b. April 11, 1886, Macon County, North Carolina285; d. August 28, 1972, Macon County, North Carolina285; m. ARTHUR WILLIAM HUGGINS, June 14, 1917, Burningtown School, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina285,286; b. November 11, 1881, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina287; d. September 06, 1949, Macon County, North Carolina287.

 

More About ETHEL GOLDIE WELCH:

Burial: August 30, 1972, Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About ARTHUR WILLIAM HUGGINS:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Stroke

Occupation: Plant operator

 

               viii.    OSCAR FRANKLIN WELCH, b. January 21, 1890, Macon County, North Carolina287; d. May 24, 1968, Macon County, North Carolina287; m. LILLIE ETHEL DAVES, November 12, 1916, Macon County, North Carolina288; b. May 09, 1897289; d. September 29, 1980289.

 

More About OSCAR FRANKLIN WELCH:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

 

                  ix.    BEULAH JOSEPHINE WELCH, b. January 14, 1893, Macon County, North Carolina289; d. December 04, 1979, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina289; m. WILLIAM ROBERT "BOB" EDWARDS, November 13, 1910, M. E. Welch Residence, Macon County, North Carolina289; b. June 09, 1893289; d. September 18, 1976289.

 

More About BEULAH JOSEPHINE WELCH:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About WILLIAM ROBERT "BOB" EDWARDS:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                   x.    VERDIE BALEN WELCH, b. July 28, 1896, Macon County, North Carolina289; d. February 22, 1919, Macon County, North Carolina289.

 

60.  HESTER ANN4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born April 1855 in Macon County, North Carolina289, and died Bef. 1925289.  She married JOSEPH M. ROPER April 14, 1871 in Macon County, North Carolina290, son of JOHN ROPER and MARGARET DAVIS.  He was born April 1853291, and died Bef. 1925291.

 

Notes for JOSEPH M. ROPER:

Macon County, North Carolina Marriages 1829-1939, by Wooley, lists Joseph's name as Joshua.

 

More About JOSEPH M. ROPER:

Occupation: Farmer

       

Children of HESTER WELCH and JOSEPH ROPER are:

                   i.    EMMA5 ROPER, b. September 1880291.

                  ii.    HARVEY ROPER, b. April 1883291; m. ANNA DRAKE, December 24, 1916, Macon County, North Carolina292; b. Abt. 1898292.

                 iii.    OSBY ROPER, b. August 1889293.

                 iv.    CALLIE ROPER, b. August 1892, Georgia293.

                  v.    TEXIE ROPER, b. August 1892, Georgia293.

                 vi.    JOSEPH MARK ROPER, b. October 1894, Georgia293.

 

61.  JOSEPH LAFAYETTE "FATE"4 WELCH, MD (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born August 20, 1857 in Macon County, North Carolina293, and died June 25, 1931 in Wests Mill, Macon County, North Carolina293.  He married (1) AMANDA JENNIE DEAN December 11, 1878 in W. F. Potts Residence, Cowee, Macon County, North Carolina293,294, daughter of ALEXANDER DEAN and MARY WILD.  She was born Abt. 1859294.  He married (2) SALLIE E. CANSLER June 09, 1886, daughter of JOHN CANSLER and LOUISA GRANT.  She was born Abt. 1867, and died 1948 in Rose Creek, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About JOSEPH LAFAYETTE "FATE" WELCH, MD:

Burial: June 26, 1931, Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About SALLIE E. CANSLER:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of JOSEPH WELCH and AMANDA DEAN are:

                   i.    HATTIE FLORENCE5 WELCH, b. January 1880295; m. DAVID A. PEARSON, December 11, 1900, D. C. McCoy Residence, Macon County, North Carolina295,296; b. Abt. 1871296.

 

Notes for DAVID A. PEARSON:

Macon County, North Carolina Marriages  1829-1939, by James E. Wooley, lists David as W. D. Pearson.

 

                  ii.    WILLIAM DECK WELCH, b. February 16, 1882, Macon County, North Carolina297; d. February 17, 1953297; m. ORPHIA CORDELIA "CORDIE" HOUSTON, December 31, 1905, J. W. Houston Residence, Macon County, North Carolina297; b. February 26, 1886, Macon County, North Carolina297; d. August 04, 1971297.

 

More About WILLIAM DECK WELCH:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer, Saw mill operator

 

More About ORPHIA CORDELIA "CORDIE" HOUSTON:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of JOSEPH WELCH and SALLIE CANSLER are:

                 iii.    IDA5 WELCH, b. September 1888, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 20, 1942, Rose Creek, Macon County, North Carolina; m. JOHN H. SOUTHARD.

 

More About IDA WELCH:

Burial: October 21, 1942, Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About JOHN H. SOUTHARD:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 iv.    AUSTIN LAFAYETTE WELCH, b. April 29, 1891, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 10, 1976, Macon County, North Carolina; m. EUNINCE PEARL MORGAN, June 29, 1913, D. C. McCoy Residence, Macon County, North Carolina; b. November 23, 1890; d. April 01, 1972.

 

More About AUSTIN LAFAYETTE WELCH:

Burial: October 12, 1976, Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

 

                  v.    LILA MAUDE WELCH, b. April 07, 1895, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 15, 1933, Iotla, Macon County, North Carolina; m. JAMES ELLIS BUCHANAN; b. November 27, 1893; d. October 21, 1972, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About LILA MAUDE WELCH:

Burial: June 15, 1933, Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About JAMES ELLIS BUCHANAN:

Burial: Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 vi.    GOLDIE WELCH, b. Abt. 1897, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 1992, Macon County, North Carolina; m. GEORGE SOUTHARD; d. 1986.

 

More About GOLDIE WELCH:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About GEORGE SOUTHARD:

Burial: Rose Creek Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                vii.    HATTIE MYRTLE WELCH, b. October 24, 1898, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 12, 1969, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina; m. JOSEPH HILLARD BRADLEY, January 03, 1915; b. October 10, 1891; d. November 29, 1962, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About HATTIE MYRTLE WELCH:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About JOSEPH HILLARD BRADLEY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

               viii.    MINNIE BELLE WELCH, b. May 19, 1901, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 03, 1961, Macon County, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM HARLEY BURNETT, July 04, 1924, Macon County, North Carolina; b. February 08, 1898; d. April 13, 1961, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About MINNIE BELLE WELCH:

Burial: April 04, 1961, Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About WILLIAM HARLEY BURNETT:

Burial: April 15, 1961, Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

62.  THEODORE CARMINE "THEE"4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born August 28, 1859 in Macon County, North Carolina297, and died 1945 in Clement, Oklahoma297.  He married (1) JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH DOWELL September 09, 1880 in Burningtown Baptist Church, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina297,298, daughter of JAMES DOWELL and LOUISA REDMON.  She was born September 18, 1866 in Macon County, North Carolina299, and died June 20, 1947 in Oklahoma299.  He married (2) SUSAN DORSEY Aft. 1910. 

 

Notes for THEODORE CARMINE "THEE" WELCH:

Macon County, North Carolina Marriages 1829-1939, by Wooley, lists Thee's name as F. C. Welch.

 

More About THEODORE CARMINE "THEE" WELCH:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Occupation: Farmer

 

Notes for JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH DOWELL:

Macon County, North Carolina Marriages 1829-1939, by Wooley, lists Josephine's name as Lucy.

 

More About JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH DOWELL:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma

       

Children of THEODORE WELCH and JOSEPHINE DOWELL are:

                   i.    ERNEST THEODORE5 WELCH, b. August 08, 1881, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina299; d. March 05, 1937, Dos Palos, California299; m. DAISY ELLEN NOBLE.

 

More About ERNEST THEODORE WELCH:

Occupation: Farmer, Rancher

 

                  ii.    ADA EMILY WELCH, b. September 25, 1882, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina299; d. February 1940, Hennessey, Oklahoma299; m. BERYL CALDWELL.

 

More About ADA EMILY WELCH:

Burial: Hennessey, Oklahoma

 

More About BERYL CALDWELL:

Occupation: Farmer

 

                 iii.    WALTER JOSEPH WELCH, b. August 04, 1886, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina299; d. Abt. 1956; m. GOLDA TIPTON.

 

More About WALTER JOSEPH WELCH:

Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Occupation: Machinist, Driller (oil)

 

                 iv.    OLIVE BELLE WELCH, b. June 29, 1889, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina299; d. February 20, 1983, Chickasha, Oklahoma299; m. (1) THOMAS P. DUKE; d. Bef. 1983; m. (2) JERRY RILEY; d. 1983.

 

More About OLIVE BELLE WELCH:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma

 

More About THOMAS P. DUKE:

Occupation: Wheat farmer, Cattle rancher

 

More About JERRY RILEY:

Occupation: Farmer

 

                  v.    LELA MAE WELCH, b. September 20, 1893, Moody, Texas299; d. November 26, 1988, El Reno, Oklahoma299; m. FORD WALLACE.

 

More About LELA MAE WELCH:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Occupation: Teacher,  restaurateur, hotel owner

 

                 vi.    NOLEN BAXTER WELCH, b. March 30, 1896, Moody, Texas299; d. Abt. 1899, Moody, Texas299.

 

More About NOLEN BAXTER WELCH:

Burial: Moody, Texas

 

                vii.    RUBY BLANCHE WELCH, b. January 01, 1902, Verden, Oklahoma299; d. August 16, 1993, Canterbury, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma299; m. WILLIAM "BILL" WILLIAMS, November 10, 1935299; d. 1950299.

 

More About RUBY BLANCHE WELCH:

Burial: August 18, 1993, Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Occupation: Clerk, Typist

 

               viii.    LUTHER HAYES WELCH, b. April 20, 1907, Clement, Oklahoma299; d. September 1950; m. (1) BLANCHE HOLDEN; m. (2) EMMA --.

 

More About LUTHER HAYES WELCH:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Occupation: Dry cleaning business

       

Child of THEODORE WELCH and SUSAN DORSEY is:

                  ix.    OPAL5 WELCH.

 

63.  JESSE COMMODORE "JESS"4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born April 25, 1864 in Macon County, North Carolina299, and died February 15, 1901 in Macon County, North Carolina299.  He married NAOMI ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" CHASTAIN December 31, 1882 in J. Lafayette Welch Residence, Macon County, North Carolina299,300, daughter of GEROGE CHASTAIN and ALTHEA --.  She was born September 1864301.

 

More About JESSE COMMODORE "JESS" WELCH:

Burial: Welch Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Saw mill accident

       

Children of JESSE WELCH and NAOMI CHASTAIN are:

                   i.    HARLEY C.5 WELCH, b. September 06, 1886301.

                  ii.    ASKEW WELCH, b. September 1889301.

                 iii.    BASCOMBE WELCH, b. March 06, 1892301.

                 iv.    JESSIE JULIA WELCH, b. November 1894301; m. (1) -- PALMER; m. (2) JOHN UNDERHILL, DD, July 15, 1934, T. Floyd Welch Residence, Macon County, North Carolina301,302; b. Abt. 1896302.

 

More About JOHN UNDERHILL, DD:

Occupation: Dentist

 

                  v.    CARL WELCH, b. 1900303.

 

64.  ALBERT ALONZO "LON"4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born July 11, 1866 in Macon County, North Carolina303, and died April 02, 1926 in Macon County, North Carolina303.  He married (1) REBECCA SHELTON January 23, 1889 in Albert Ramsey Residence, Macon County, North Carolina303, daughter of JOSEPH SHELTON and MARY BRINKLEY.  She was born April 1866 in Macon County, North Carolina303, and died August 02, 1906 in Macon County, North Carolina303.  He married (2) HESTER EMILY RABY December 01, 1907 in W. J. Morgan Residence, Macon County, North Carolina303, daughter of MARCUS RABY and NARCISSA SHEPHERD.  She was born January 12, 1872 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died May 14, 1934 in Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About ALBERT ALONZO "LON" WELCH:

Burial: April 03, 1926, Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Denomination: Baptist

Occupation: Farmer, Blacksmith, Carpenter

 

More About REBECCA SHELTON:

Burial: Welch Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Complications following childbirth

Denomination: Baptist

 

More About HESTER EMILY RABY:

Burial: May 15, 1934, Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of ALBERT WELCH and REBECCA SHELTON are:

                   i.    THOMAS FLOYD5 WELCH, b. December 12, 1890, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 09, 1980, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina; m. ANNIE LEE RAY, July 03, 1912, Wm. Riley Fouts Residence, Macon County, North Carolina; b. September 27, 1890, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina; d. July 26, 1974, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About THOMAS FLOYD WELCH:

Occupation: Taxi/Bus service owner

 

More About ANNIE LEE RAY:

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Cause of Death (2): Congestive heart failure

Occupation: Housewife

 

                  ii.    EDWARD ALONZO WELCH, b. December 12, 1890, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 14, 1957, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina; m. MYRTLE MAE BRENDLE; b. October 26, 1895; d. July 08, 1963, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About EDWARD ALONZO WELCH:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound

Denomination: Baptist

Military service: World War I

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About MYRTLE MAE BRENDLE:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

                 iii.    ADDIE LEE WELCH, b. May 19, 1895, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 02, 1952, Rabun County, Georgia; m. HERSHALL LEE BURRELL, March 23, 1913, Rabun Gap, Rabun County, Georgia; b. January 16, 1892, Rabun County, Georgia; d. May 13, 1966, Fletcher, North Carolina.

 

More About ADDIE LEE WELCH:

Burial: May 04, 1952, Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Georgia

Cause of Death (2): Killed by lightning

 

More About HERSHALL LEE BURRELL:

Burial: Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Georgia

Occupation: Farmer

 

                 iv.    ROXIE LEVENA WELCH, b. May 19, 1895, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 16, 1979, Griffin, Georgia; m. LEE TALLENT, April 19, 1914, Macon County, North Carolina; b. April 09, 1894, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 09, 1962, Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina.

 

More About ROXIE LEVENA WELCH:

Burial: Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Denomination: Baptist

 

More About LEE TALLENT:

Burial: April 12, 1962, Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Denomination: Baptist

Occupation: North Carolina State Highway Department

 

                  v.    ADA MAYBELL WELCH, b. September 30, 1898, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 09, 1963, Charles County, Maryland; m. JESSE JAMES RABY, December 15, 1917, J. L. Fouts Residence, Iotla, Macon County, North Carolina; b. June 17, 1893, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina; d. March 08, 1966, Indian Head, Charles County, Maryland304.

 

More About ADA MAYBELL WELCH:

Burial: Mt. Rest Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland

 

More About JESSE JAMES RABY:

Burial: Mt. Rest Cemetery, La Plata, Maryland

Occupation: Naval powder factory, Maryland

 

                 vi.    TEXIE L. WELCH, b. December 12, 1900, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 22, 1982, Macon County, North Carolina; m. ROYAL FURMAN ROWLAND, September 01, 1917, Macon County, North Carolina; b. July 11, 1892, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 15, 1964, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About TEXIE L. WELCH:

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About ROYAL FURMAN ROWLAND:

Burial: January 17, 1964, Woodlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                vii.    FLORENCE ISABEL WELCH, b. March 28, 1902, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 08, 1992, Griffin, Georgia; m. (1) EARL ANGEL; b. March 31, 1897, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 1980, Macon County, North Carolina305; m. (2) ARTHUR CORLEY; b. Georgia; m. (3) BUCK BELK; m. (4) ALTON CATO.

               viii.    PRELLA REBECCA WELCH, b. July 28, 1906, Macon County, North Carolina; d. December 09, 1971, Macon County, North Carolina; m. WILLIAM HOMER COCHRAN, October 26, 1925, Clayton, Georgia; b. 1901, Nantahala, Macon County, North Carolina; d. June 28, 1989, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About PRELLA REBECCA WELCH:

Burial: December 11, 1971, Woodlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Teacher

 

More About WILLIAM HOMER COCHRAN:

Burial: July 01, 1989, Woodlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Policeman, Farmer

       

Children of ALBERT WELCH and HESTER RABY are:

                  ix.    MARY JACKSON "ME-ME"5 WELCH, b. July 21, 1909, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina306; d. February 19, 2001, Macon County, North Carolina; m. LELAND BERNARD ROPER, September 04, 1926, Clayton, Georgia306; b. August 28, 1908, Portland, Oregon306; d. July 18, 1986.

 

Notes for MARY JACKSON "ME-ME" WELCH:

Obituary from The Macon (North Carolina) News (online: www.maconnews.com):

 

Mary J. "Me-Me" Roper, 91, of Franklin, NC, died Monday, February 19, 2001, in a local hospital. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lon and Hester Raby Welch. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leland B. Roper who died July 18, 1986 and a son, Jack Roper who died May 7, 2000. She was a member of Burningtown Baptist Church. She worked for S&L 5&10 Store for many years and made custom draperies from her home.

 

She is survived by a son, James Roper of Franklin; a daughter, Carol Bates of Franklin; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Reeves officiated. Burial was in the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were George Roper, John Roper, Jerry Roper, Mike Tallent, Mike Townsend and Jim Holbrook. Memorials may be made to the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Bill Simonds, 25 Bob Edwards Road, Franklin, NC 28734.

 

                                                                     

 

More About MARY JACKSON "ME-ME" WELCH:

Burial: February 21, 2001, Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Burningtown Township, Macon County, North Carolina

Denomination: Baptist

 

More About LELAND BERNARD ROPER:

Occupation: General Motors, Pontiac, Michigan

 

                   x.    GERTRUDE BEULAH WELCH, b. May 12, 1912, Macon County, North Carolina306; m. ARTHUR WILBURN MOORE; b. March 22, 1908, Macon County, North Carolina306; d. March 24, 1992, Rose Creek, Macon County, North Carolina306.

 

More About ARTHUR WILBURN MOORE:

Occupation: Taxi service owner

 

65.  JACOB DECK4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born September 13, 1868 in Macon County, North Carolina306, and died February 20, 1943 in Macon County, North Carolina306.  He married LUCINDA DEWEESE January 25, 1888 in Macon County, North Carolina307, daughter of JESSE DEWEESE and HARRIETT CLAMPETT.  She was born October 15, 1866308, and died September 21, 1960 in Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina308.

 

More About JACOB DECK WELCH:

Burial: Welch Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About LUCINDA DEWEESE:

Burial: September 24, 1960, Welch Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

       

Children of JACOB WELCH and LUCINDA DEWEESE are:

                   i.    WILLIAM ELBERT "ELL"5 WELCH, b. November 25, 1889, Burningtown, Macon County, North Carolina308; d. September 16, 1976308; m. (1) MARY IDA LUCILLA BARNARD, November 08, 1914, H. L. Barnard Residence, Macon County, North Carolina308,309; b. March 24, 1895310; d. January 25, 1950310; m. (2) SALLY HURST, Aft. 1950; b. December 08, 1888, Macon County, North Carolina310; d. April 17, 1981, Macon County, North Carolina310.

 

More About WILLIAM ELBERT "ELL" WELCH:

Burial: Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About MARY IDA LUCILLA BARNARD:

Burial: Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About SALLY HURST:

Burial: Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                  ii.    FLORA WELCH, b. January 03, 1891, Macon County, North Carolina310; m. (1) -- CROWELL; m. (2) DANIEL SPRINKLE, September 05, 1909, L. M. Sprinkle Residence, Macon County, North Carolina310,311; b. Abt. 1899311.

                 iii.    HERMAN J. WELCH, b. December 23, 1898, Macon County, North Carolina312; d. January 25, 1926, Clay County, North Carolina; m. CALLIE MAE HALL; b. June 10, 1899, Macon County, North Carolina312; d. February 23, 1970312.

 

More About HERMAN J. WELCH:

Burial: Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay County, North Carolina

 

                 iv.    ARLICE WELCH, b. May 16, 1900, Macon County, North Carolina312.

                  v.    HARRY WELCH, b. September 24, 1907, Macon County, North Carolina312; d. September 15, 1974312; m. (1) EVA HUGHES, Abt. 1926; m. (2) RUBY SMITH, Bef. 1945; d. May 14, 1945312; m. (3) ESTELLE WINKLER, Bef. 1948.

 

More About HARRY WELCH:

Burial: Walhalla, South Carolina

Military service: United States Army

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About RUBY SMITH:

Cause of Death: Blood poisoning

 

66.  ELIZABETH JANE "LIZZIE"4 WELCH (NANCY PARELLA3 SHEPHERD, ELIJAH2, THOMAS1) was born November 08, 1871 in Macon County, North Carolina312, and died September 20, 1956 in Clay County, North Carolina312.  She married DEWITT CLINTON HALL January 28, 1892 in J. Wilburn Welch Residence, Macon County, North Carolina312,313, son of RUFUS HALL and LUCY MORRISON.  He was born February 16, 1872 in Macon County, North Carolina314, and died November 08, 1939 in Hayesville, Clay County, North Carolina314.

 

More About DEWITT CLINTON HALL:

Burial: November 09, 1939, Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, North Carolina

       

Children of ELIZABETH WELCH and DEWITT HALL are:

                   i.    WALTER RALEIGH5 HALL, b. November 17, 1892, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; d. Young Harris, Georgia314; m. GEORGIA ALEXANDER.

 

More About WALTER RALEIGH HALL:

Burial: Young Harris, Georgia

Military service: World War I

Occupation: Teacher, Postmaster

 

                  ii.    VIRGIL DEWITT HALL, b. January 07, 1895, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; d. Clay County, North Carolina314; m. JULIA INGRAM.

 

More About VIRGIL DEWITT HALL:

Burial: Old Brasstown Baptist Church Cemetery, Clay County, North Carolina

Occupation: Mail carrier

 

                 iii.    LUCY PARELLA HALL, b. September 28, 1896, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; m. GRADY HAWKINS.

 

More About LUCY PARELLA HALL:

Occupation: Teacher

 

                 iv.    CLAUDE COKER HALL, b. January 03, 1899314; d. January 19, 1982, Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina314.

 

Notes for CLAUDE COKER HALL:

Never married.

 

More About CLAUDE COKER HALL:

Burial: Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, North Carolina

 

                  v.    GRACE NAOMI HALL, b. November 11, 1900, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; d. Macon County, North Carolina314; m. FRED ELLIOTT.

 

More About GRACE NAOMI HALL:

Burial: Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 vi.    THOMAS LEE HALL, b. January 17, 1903, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; d. March 16, 1989, Winston-Salem, Forsythe County, North Carolina314.

 

More About THOMAS LEE HALL:

Burial: Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, North Carolina

Military service: United States Army, World War II

 

                vii.    VELMA EMMA HALL, b. August 16, 1905, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; d. May 16, 1990, Macon County, North Carolina314; m. CHARLES KIMSEY.

 

More About VELMA EMMA HALL:

Burial: Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, North Carolina

 

               viii.    CHARLES BRYAN HALL, b. November 08, 1907, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; m. ONETA MCCLURE.

 

More About CHARLES BRYAN HALL:

Burial: Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, North Carolina

Military service: World War II

 

                  ix.    FLORA INA HALL, b. December 14, 1909, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; d. July 1912, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314.

 

More About FLORA INA HALL:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                   x.    ALBERT JUDSON HALL, b. October 05, 1912, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina314; d. 1984314; m. LEE SETZER; d. July 21, 1990, Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina314.

 

More About ALBERT JUDSON HALL:

Burial: Morningstar Baptist Church, Clay? County, North Carolina

 

More About LEE SETZER:

Burial: Morningstar Baptist Church, Clay? County, North Carolina

 

                  xi.    CORDELIA "CORDIE" HALL314, b. February 28, 1915, Clay County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for CORDELIA "CORDIE" HALL:

Never married.

 

More About CORDELIA "CORDIE" HALL:

Burial: Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Hayesville, North Carolina

Medical Information: Downs Syndrome

 

                 xii.    EVERETT TROY "BILL" HALL, b. March 23, 1917314.

 

More About EVERETT TROY "BILL" HALL:

Occupation: North Carolina State Highway Department

 

                xiii.    DEWITT CLINTON HALL, JR., b. July 20, 1920, Clay County, North Carolina314; m. ROSEMARY SETZER; d. October 11, 1991, Haywood County, North Carolina314.

 

More About DEWITT CLINTON HALL, JR.:

Occupation: Champion Fiber Company

 

67.  JOSHUA JOHN4 SHEPHERD (CALVIN GRANDISON3, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born February 22, 1851 in Macon County, North Carolina314, and died April 30, 1926 in Macon County, North Carolina314.  He married ROSALEE PAYNE August 31, 1891 in Macon County, North Carolina315.  She was born Abt. 1870315.

 

Notes for JOSHUA JOHN SHEPHERD:

Macon County, North Carolina, Record of Wills, Book 3, pp. 518-520:

 

State of North Carolina

Macon County.

 

I, Joshua Shepherd, being of sound mind and memory and in the full possession of all my mental faculties but realizing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death do make and publish this my last will and testament.

 

1 - It is my will that at my death my body shall have a decent burial consistent with my station in life; and that the same together my funeral expenses shall be paid for out of whatever money or property I may have on hand at the time of my death.

 

II - It is my will and desire that all my just debts, if any I owe, at the time of my death shall be paid out of whatever money or property I may have on hand at the time of my decease.

 

III - It is my will further that my beloved wife Rosa Lee Shepherd shall be taken care of while she lives and that my two sons by her, Norman Dillard Shepherd and Carey Shepherd be charged with the responsibility of looking after her welfare, and I do hereby devise and bequeath to my said wife all my lands and ho__ wherever situated, including my home, during her natural lifetime and at her death the same to 90_ in equal shares to our two sons Norman Dillard Shepherd and Carey Shepherd above named.

 

I also direct that all my other children shall receive five dollars apiece out of whatever of my estate remains after carrying out the above provisions and I hereby appoint Norman Dillard Shepherd as executor to carry out the provisions of this my last will and testament without bond

 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand on this 27 day of March 1926

 

             his

Joshua   X   Shepherd

            mark

 

Signed by the said testator Joshua Shepherd as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses

 

W. J. Jenkins

Wists Mill___

J. A. Carver

Leatherman ___

 

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State of North Carolina                           In Superior Court

Macon County

 

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Joshua Shepherd, deceased, is exhibited before me, the undersigned, clerk of the Superior Court for said county by Norman Dillard Shepherd the executor therein mentioned and the due execution thereof by the said Joshua Shepherd and J A Carver, the subscribing witness, thereto, who being duly sworn doth depose and say and each for himself deposeth and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the paper writing now shown him purporting to be the last will and testament of Joshua Shepherd; that the said Joshua Shepherd, in the presence of this deponent, subscribed his name at the end of said paper writing which is now shown as aforesaid and which bears date of the 27 day of March 1926

 

And this deponent further saith, that the said Joshua Shepherd the testator aforesaid, did at the time of subscribing his name as aforesaid declare the said paper writing so subscribed by him and exhibited to be his last will and testament, and this deponent did thereupon subscribe his name, at the end of said will as an attesting witness thereto, and at the request and in the presence of said testator and this deponent further saith, that at the same time where the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of the deponent ___ subscribing his name to the said last will as aforesaid and at the time of the deponent subscribing his name as attesting witness thereto as aforesaid the said Joshua Shepherd was of sound mind and memory, of full age to execute a will, and was not under any restraint to the knowledge information and belief of this deponent; and further these deponents say not.

 

W J. Jenkins

J. A. Carver

 

Severally sworn and subscribed this 19th day of July 1926, before me,

 

Frank J. Murray

Clerk Superior Court

 

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North Carolina

                In Superior Court

Macon County

 

It is therefore considered and adjudged by the court that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of Joshua Shepherd deceased. Let said will together with the probate be recorded and filed.

 

This July 19, 1926

Frank J. Murray

Clerk Superior Court

       

Children of JOSHUA SHEPHERD and ROSALEE PAYNE are:

                   i.    CALVIN GREENBERRY5 SHEPHERD, d. September 21, 1925, Macon County, North Carolina316; m. CORA MANDONIA EVANS, December 05, 1915, Macon County, North Carolina316; b. 1893316; d. October 10, 1983, Georgetown, Ohio316.

                  ii.    COLUMBUS CLYDE SHEPHERD, b. December 24, 1890, Macon County, North Carolina; d. November 19, 1959, Macon County, North Carolina; m. MINNIE LANNING; b. July 29, 1891; d. May 02, 1935, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About COLUMBUS CLYDE SHEPHERD:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

More About MINNIE LANNING:

Burial: Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, Macon County, North Carolina

 

                 iii.    NORMAN DILLARD SHEPHERD.

                 iv.    CAREY SHEPHERD.

 

68.  MARGARET EMELINE4 BRYSON (EMELINE ELIZABETH3 SHEPHERD, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born April 01, 1843 in Macon County, North Carolina317, and died August 23, 1918 in Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina318.  She married WILLIAM BATY DEAN January 29, 1859 in Macon County, North Carolina319, son of JULIUS DEAN and NANCY WOOD.  He was born January 23, 1832 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died October 16, 1906 in Macon County, North Carolina.

       

Children of MARGARET BRYSON and WILLIAM DEAN are:

                   i.    NANCY EMMA5 DEAN, b. 1864, Macon County, North Carolina; m. JOHN BURNETT, December 29, 1887, Macon County, North Carolina319; b. Swain County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for JOHN BURNETT:

Lived on the Oak Grove community of Macon County, North Carolina and ran the post office there before moving to Bryson City, North Carolina.

 

Marriage Notes for NANCY DEAN and JOHN BURNETT:

Marriage may have occurred on January 30, 1887.

 

                  ii.    VIRGINIA LASAPHINE "JENNY" DEAN, b. September 25, 1865, Macon County, North Carolina320; d. February 15, 1938320; m. WILLIAM SHERMAN MCCOY, July 28, 1889, G. T. Bryson Residence, Macon County, North Carolina320,321; b. June 06, 1865, Macon County, North Carolina322; d. September 07, 1929, Macon County, North Carolina322.

 

More About VIRGINIA LASAPHINE "JENNY" DEAN:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Cause of Death: Double Pneumonia

 

Notes for WILLIAM SHERMAN MCCOY:

Furniture builder.

 

More About WILLIAM SHERMAN MCCOY:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Occupation: Furniture maker

 

                 iii.    LUCY ELLEN DEAN, b. August 16, 1867, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 09, 1930, Macon County, North Carolina; m. JAMES MORRISON, July 31, 1884, Macon County, North Carolina323; b. October 02, 1861; d. September 18, 1929, Macon County, North Carolina.

                 iv.    THOMAS GASTON DEAN, b. July 15, 1871, Macon County, North Carolina; d. January 05, 1962, Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina324; m. LAURA MORRISON, Macon County, North Carolina; b. November 07, 1876, Macon County, North Carolina; d. September 04, 1954, Burningtown Township, Macon County, North Carolina325.

 

Notes for THOMAS GASTON DEAN:

Teacher in the Macon County, North Carolina, schools.

 

E-mail from Jo Fender, February 8, 2001:

 

Mr. Gaston Dean taught school in Oak Grove.  He was my dad's teacher.  I remember him well as I do his brother Mr. Silas.  Fine old gentlemen.  Mr. Gaston has a least one granddaughter that goes to church at Oak Grove.  Known her all my life.  He had a beautiful home in Oak Grove near the Lost Bridge and Mr. Silas lived just a little farther down the road.  I'm fairly sure they are buried at Oak Grove.  I'm sure at the reunion someone will be able to tell you things about these two.

 

                  v.    KANSAS IOWA DEAN, b. October 15, 1873, Macon County, North Carolina326; d. March 17, 1953, Macon County, North Carolina326; m. DANIEL COLUMBUS COMMODORE MCCOY, REVEREND, April 05, 1891, W.D. Davis Residence, Macon County, North Carolina326,327; b. March 18, 1867, Macon County, North Carolina328; d. December 25, 1944, Oak Grove, Macon County, North Carolina328.

 

More About KANSAS IOWA DEAN:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

More About DANIEL COLUMBUS COMMODORE MCCOY, REVEREND:

Burial: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Occupation: Preacher, Public school teacher

 

                 vi.    SILAS J. DEAN, b. August 13, 1879, Macon County, North Carolina; d. August 16, 1964, Macon County, North Carolina; m. FLORENCE DILLARD, March 08, 1908, Macon County, North Carolina329; b. January 18, 1888, Jackson County, North Carolina; d. January 30, 1965, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for SILAS J. DEAN:

Silas taught in the Macon County, North Carolina schools, lived at his father's homeplace, and operated a store.

 

                vii.    MARY E. DEAN, b. May 19, 1887, Macon County, North Carolina; d. May 14, 1954, Macon County, North Carolina; m. GEORGE HAMILTON DALRYMPLE, November 26, 1902, Macon County, North Carolina329; b. Abt. 1877329.

 

Notes for MARY E. DEAN:

Mary was a school teacher.

 

Notes for GEORGE HAMILTON DALRYMPLE:

George owned a general merchandise store in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

69.  REBECCA A. MATILDA4 BRYSON (EMELINE ELIZABETH3 SHEPHERD, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born December 13, 1846 in Macon County, North Carolina330, and died July 20, 1916 in Macon County, North Carolina330.  She married JOSEPH MANNING WILD December 06, 1866 in Macon County, North Carolina331, son of JOHN WILD and MARGARET HENSLEY.  He was born December 03, 1839 in Macon County, North Carolina, and died July 31, 1901 in Macon County, North Carolina332.

 

More About JOSEPH MANNING WILD:

Military service: Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia

       

Children of REBECCA BRYSON and JOSEPH WILD are:

                   i.    JAMES5 WILD, b. Macon County, North Carolina; d. Cripple Creek, Colorado.

                  ii.    ALBERT WILD, b. Macon County, North Carolina; d. Cripple Creek, Colorado.

                 iii.    LEE WILD, b. Macon County, North Carolina; d. Cripple Creek, Colorado.

                 iv.    MARGARET WILD, b. Macon County, North Carolina; m. ROBERT GRIGGS.

                  v.    VIRGINIA "JENNIE" WILD, b. Abt. 1869, Macon County, North Carolina333; m. J. ROBERT RAY, May 26, 1907, Macon County, North Carolina333; b. Abt. 1858, Macon County, North Carolina333.

                 vi.    ADDIE WILD, b. Abt. 1873, Macon County, North Carolina333; m. MARK SHIELDS, February 23, 1902, Macon County, North Carolina333; b. Abt. 1876333.

                vii.    CATHERINE HELENA "KATIE" WILD, b. Abt. 1875, Macon County, North Carolina333; d. 1958, Macon County, North Carolina; m. CHARLES TELENIUS RAY, March 10, 1895, Macon County, North Carolina333; b. December 14, 1863, Macon County, North Carolina; d. April 22, 1938, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About CATHERINE HELENA "KATIE" WILD:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

More About CHARLES TELENIUS RAY:

Burial: Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

Denomination: Baptist

 

               viii.    SAMUEL WILD, b. Abt. 1881, Macon County, North Carolina333; d. Etowah, Tennessee; m. OMA BALDWIN, March 09, 1902, Macon County, North Carolina333; b. Abt. 1884, Macon County, North Carolina333; d. Etowah, Tennessee.

                  ix.    JUDSON WILD, b. September 10, 1886, Macon County, North Carolina; d. October 18, 1965, Monticello, Georgia; m. MARY LELA "DELIA" RAY, May 09, 1907, Macon County, North Carolina333; b. 1891, Macon County, North Carolina; d. Monticello, Georgia.

 

70.  THOMAS ALBERT CLINGMAN4 BRYSON (EMELINE ELIZABETH3 SHEPHERD, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born March 01, 1851 in Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina334, and died November 08, 1940 in Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina.  He married (1) MARY S. MORRISON January 29, 1879 in Macon County, North Carolina334, daughter of JOHN MORRISON and CYNTHIA BURNETT.  She was born April 08, 1863 in Etna, Macon County, North Carolina335, and died September 08, 1882.  He married (2) EVA ISDORA ISRAEL February 13, 1889 in Buncombe County, North Carolina335, daughter of JESSE ISRAEL and LAVINIA YOUNG.  She was born August 24, 1869 in Buncombe County, North Carolina335, and died April 14, 1935 in Cowee Township, Macon County, North Carolina.

 

More About THOMAS ALBERT CLINGMAN BRYSON:

Burial: Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

More About MARY S. MORRISON:

Burial: Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

 

More About EVA ISDORA ISRAEL:

Burial: Cowee Baptist Church Cemetery, Macon County, N. C.

       

Child of THOMAS BRYSON and MARY MORRISON is:

                   i.    HATTIE5 BRYSON, b. November 26, 1879, West Mill, Macon County, North Carolina335; d. July 29, 1970; m. ANDREW E. EDWARDS, April 02, 1905, Macon County, North Carolina336; b. December 05, 1880; d. July 31, 1957.

       

Children of THOMAS BRYSON and EVA ISRAEL are:

                  ii.    FRANK HILLIARD5 BRYSON, b. January 07, 1890, Macon County, North Carolina337; d. May 28, 1978; m. L