Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 09:49:55 -0500
When Mother died in 1974 in Nashville, I found this among her papers. "Aunt Betty Young" was Elizabeth Rebecca Vivrett Young, granddaughter of Micajah, daughter of William B. She married William Henry Harrison Vivrett soon after the war. I have tried to get the date of her death, and I am still trying. She has very few mistakes. Micajah fought in the War of 1812, not the Mexican War. He was not buried "near Natchez". Sharpsburg is in MD, not VA, but just across the river from VA. This is an exact copy---including her spelling and punctuation. I am drafting an affadavit to say where this originated. I will sign it before a notary and give it to the Wilson County Archives for their Vivrette file. I am doing this with a few other papers to make sure they survive me! OWEN
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My grandfather was of French descent, grandmother Irish. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Bond. His name was Mica Jack Vivrett. He and his son Thomas fought under Gen. Jackson in the Mexican war, were discharged and started to Tennessee by land and both died of typhoid fever and were buried somewhere near Natchez, Miss. The Missouri land is what was granted them for service to "Uncle Sam". We have never proved our title. He left a widow and six children, four boys and two girls. The oldest James (Maude, Myus, Nauel, Father) William B. (My father) Jack (John Bell's and Bees father) Larry (Theron's father. Daughters, Beady and Elizabeth both married Browns. Elizabeth moved to Honey Grove, Texas. My brother Martin was visiting there in 1860 and died of typhoid fever and was buried in Honey Grove Cemetery. My second brother was H. H. Vivrett was woulded (sic) at Sharpsburg, Va. and died at Sweetwater, nearby and buried there. My third brother, John Larry Vivrett, died in Nashville and was buried at the Silver Springs family burying ground. My oldest sister, Margaret L. (Pie) never married and was buried at Silver Springs. Mary Florida (Puss) married Bob Cole and was buried at New Hope, Wilson County. (From another letter) My grandfather Wm. Thompson was married to Rebecca Wilson in early part of the 18th century. They had four daughters, namely, Margaret Jane, Elizabeth, Ellen and Nancy. Two sons, "Dock" and Buel Thompson. Margaret married Joseph Rutland, Jane married Henry Rutland. My mother Elizabeth, married Wm. B. Vivrett. They had seven children, Margaret L. (Pie), Mary F. (Puss), Marftin Van Buren, William Henry (Tip), John Larry and myself, Elizabeth Rebecca Caroline (Bettie). Their oldest son Thomas was crushed to death in grandfathers mill, age 12 years. My father Wm. B. Vivrett was thrown by a stallion and his neck broken on April 12, 1847, when I was only five months old. Martin died of typhoid fever in 1860 in Texas. Tip was wounded in Va. and was buried at Sweetwater after 2 weeks of intense suffering. My mother died on April 26, 1861 and was buried at the family burial ground at Silver Springs by the side of my father, Wm. B. Vivrett. Mary F. (Puss) was married to Robt. E. Coles on Feb. 2, 1867 near Silver Springs. They had five daughters, Effie, Gertrude, Ercy, Floy Comelia and Robie. John Larry Vivrett was married to Lou Brett in 1872, she died in Clarksville years later and left him with 8 children, Zoe Belle, Martin, Bettie, Earl, Minnie, Fannie, Maude and Lellyette, five girls and three boys. Bettie Vivrett married Wm. Young Aug. 1, 1866, had four children, one boy and three girls, Claude Vivrett, Ruby Lee, Floy Belle and Bessie.
THE ABOVE DOCUMENT WAS FOUND AMONG THE PERSONAL PAPERS OF JOANNA
FRANCES BASS CAMPION, DAUGHTER OF MINNIE VIVRETTE BASS AND
JOHN LARRY VIVRETT, BOTH OF WHOM ARE MENTIONED. JOANNA FRANCES BASS
CAMPION DIED ON 24 JANUARY 1974 IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. HER SON,
FRANCIS CAMPION, DISCOVERED THE PAPER.
THE ORIGINAL HAS BEEN CERTIFIED AS SUCH BY OATH AND PLACED ON
WITH THE WILSON COUNTY ARCHIVES,
111 SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, LEBANON, TENNESSEE 37087.