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Our Godfrey line of descent

1.John Godfrey
2.Robert Godfrey
3.Augustine "Guston" S. Godfrey
4.Sam Houston Godfrey
5.Edgar Lee Godfrey

*John Godfrey b ca 1813 married Lucinda Childress born 1816 on 15 June 1834. Lucinda Childress was the daughter of Stephen Childress

Family of John and Lucinda Godfrey

1850 Blount County Census District 11 Page 6
John Godfrey age 38
Lucy age 30
*Robert age 14
Alex age 9
Serilda age 7
Augustus age 5
Sarah age 3
Stephen Childress age 60

1860 Blount County Census
John Godfrey 47
Lucinda age 44
Alexander age 20
Serilda age 17
Augustine age 16
Sarah Ann age 14

Alexander married Caroline Cook
Children of Alexander and Caroline Godfrey
Eliza J. age 5 and Augusta age 2 in 1870 census
Tombstone Inscription: Alex C. Co. 6 Tn Inf wife Caroline 3-4-1840/1-12-1893 buried in Blount County
Serilda Godfrey married Riley Meranders

1870 Blount County Census
John Godfrey age 60 laborer
Lucinda age 50 keeps house
Samuel age 6 at home

Robert Godfrey b. 1836 on 23 Dec. 1858 married Sarena Mays b 1842
Sarena Mays, dau. of Fleming Mays, and Robert Godfrey were married on 23 Dec. 1858

Tombstone inscription reads Serena (Mays) 6-27-1842/4-12-1921 wife of Robert G.
Tombstone inscription reads Robert G. 5-12-1838/6-12-1909 both are buried at O.G.C on Broadway

Census records varied sometimes due to the info given to the taker. Tombstone Inscriptions varied sometimes due to the giver of info. However, this is how it was listed.

1870 Blount County Census
Robert Godfrey age 35
Sarena age 28
*Guston S. age 10
Susan P. age 9
Manerva age 6
Robert age 4
Martha J. age 3
Sarah L. age 1

Robert Godfrey listed occupation as miller

1900 Knox County Census
Robert born in May 1832 listed as 68
Sarina born in June ?
Elsie born in Apr. 1884 listed as 16

Augustine "Guston S" Godfrey b. 6 Nov. 1859 d. 30 March 1934 married on 10 May 1877 to
Mary Josephine Patty born 24 May 1857 and died 11 Jan. 1919. Buried together at Glenwood Cemetery in Powell, Tn. Josephine Patty was the daughter of Jesse B Patty b. 1808 in Union Co, SC and Elizabeth Hicks b. 1815 in Tn.

*Jesse B Patty born 1808 in Union Co., SC. Jesse served as a Captain in the Mexican War, from 1846-1848. Jesse B Patty married Elizabeth Hicks.

Jesse was the son of *Joshua Patty born 1789 in Union Co., SC died 8 Jan 1862 in Sevier Co.,Tn and Jane Barlow.

Joshua Patty was the son of *John Paty born ca. 1764 in Va and Unknown.

John Paty was the son of *Jesse Paty b. ca. 1744 in Brunswick Co., Va. married Delilah Doss b. in Va. Delilah was the daughter or James Doss and Unknown.

Jesse Paty was the son of James Paty b. ca. 1705 in Prince George Co, Va and Sarah Clanton b. ca. 1721 in Va. James Paty died 10 Dec. 1758 in Halifax Co, Va.

Family of Guston S. and Josephine Patty Godfrey

Notes: Josephine had 23 children and 17 lived. Gus had a 110 acre farm in Beaver Creek at Powell, Tn. Sam Godfrey thought Gus was of German descent.

1900 Knox County Census District 8
Guston S. Godfrey b. Nov. 1859
Josephine b. May 1857
*Samuel H. born May 1880
Nora E. born Oct. 1881
Nellie L. born Aug. 1883
Albert H. born March 1885
Cora E. born June 1886
Harry D. born Feb. 1888
Ella G. born Dec. 1889
Bessie born June 1891
William C. born Dec. 1892
Thomas J. born Sept. 1895
Sadie E. born June 1897
James Harvey servant age 17

Sam Houston Godfrey b 1881 married 1. Rosa L. Aultom on 13 Apr. 1902 2. Mattie Stanifer

Edgar Lee Godfrey b. 16 March 1905 died 13 Oct. 1970 married Elsie Franklin Clark born 27 June 1906 and died 2 Jan. 1997 dau. of Frank Walter Clark d. ca. Jan 1953 and Emma White Clark. Emma died ca. 1909. Frank Clark married 1. Emma White Clark dau. of Amanda ? 2. Nancy Laura Trythena Taylor Biddle Clark

Emma White was born in 1883. She died at the age of 28 on Jan 26, 1911 from tubercular trouble. She is buried at Bookwalter Cemetery in Knoxville, Tn on Central Ave. Pike.

Frank and Emma were married in Knoxville, Tn on July 25, 1901

1910 Knox County Census
Samuel Houston Godfrey age 29
Rosa L. Aultom Godfrey age 38
Fred A. age 7 born Jan. 10
Edgar Lee age 5
Roy C. age 2
*After census
Louie age 2
The Tennessee Death Index 1914-1925 list Louie as 8 years old and Roy at 11 years old and dying in 1919. Roy and Louie died young of pneumonia
Sam A. born Sept. 13 1914
Fred married 1 Buelah Mae Shelton 2. Nancy Nix,
Fred sons were Andy and Calvin Godfrey. Fred had two daughters Sandra, and Darlene Wolfenbarger. Fred remarried when 1st wife Buela Mae Shelton died and had another son with Nancy Nix. Calvins wife is Juanita.
Sam married 1. Irene Waddell 2. Gloria Williams
Sam has daughter Catherine Godfrey Shirley by 1st wife
After Rosa died Sam Sr. married Mattie Stanifer.
Her obituary of June 26 1977 read:
Godfrey Mrs. Mattie Stanifer age 94 of Harmon Road, Powell, passed away @ Hillcrest. Survivors: Sons Joe,Sam, and Fred A. Godfrey and Henry Wilheim all of Knoxville. Daughters Mrs. Bobbie Lee Shoemaker and Miss Bettye Godfrey both of Florida, granddaughter Judy Lee Johnson, burial at Glenwood Cemetery.

Children of Frank and Emma White Clark

1.* Elsie Franklin Clark married Edgar Lee Godfrey
2. Alice Laverne Clark married 1. Roy Farmer 2. Glenn Tanner
3. Louie Adra
4. Ollie Elizabeth Clark married Oat Webb
5. Verna Mae Clark married John Perkins
*Note: Alice died of Schleraderma

See Where they Lived

Children of Edgar and Elsie Godfrey

1. Lois born Feb. 3 1928 died 15 Nov. 1934 buried at Glenwood Cemetery

2. Phyllis Jean born 7 Jan. 1931 died 16 Nov. 1934 buried at Glenwood Cemetery

3. Doris born Mar. 29 1929
Doris married Harold Whittle, their children are Danny, Jerry, and Steve.

4. Mary born 8 April 1932
Mary married William "Bill" O`Connor, their children are Robin and Mark

5. Carl born 14 April 1936
Carl married Ann ? and has one child, Ben

6. Kenneth born 11 July 1939
Kenneth married Oneida Carmen and they have two children, Mercedes and Laura

7. Linda born 5 Mar 1942 and died 28 Dec. 1991

Godfrey, Elsie Clark- age 90 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, January 2, 1997, at St. Mary`s Medical Center. She was a charter member of Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Edgar Lee Godfrey; parents, Frank and Emma White Clark; daughters, Lois Elizabeth and Phyllis Jean Godfrey, Linda Ann Wood Gregory; sisters, Verna Perkins, Ollie Webb and Alice Tanner. Survivors: daughters, Doris Godfrey Whittle, Mary Lee Godfrey O' Connor; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl E. and Ann Godfrey, Kenneth F. and Oneida Godfrey; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Saturday for graveside and interment services at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Guthrie officiating. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

Godfrey Family Photo Part 1

Godfrey Family Photo Part 2

Linda Ann Godfrey b. March 5 1942 m. David Calvin Wood b. Feb. 5 1939 son of Thomas Vaude Wood and Lona Ramsey

See Photoof 3 generations. Pictured Linda holding Rachel (Karen`s child) and Elsie and Natalie (Karen`s child)

*******Collateral Lines from this family are: Childress, Mays, Patty, Hicks, Doss, Clanton, Clark and White.



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