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151 (Research):Daily Post-Athenian

Richard Slack Funeral Tuesday

Richard H. Slack, age 75, well known resident of the Wildwood Community in Englewood, died Sunday night in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.

A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Samuel P. and Liza Melton Slack. He was a well-known retired farmer and was a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Callie Wilson Slack of Englewood; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Nellie) Sneed and Mrs. Glenn (Betty) Rowland, both of Englewood and Mrs. Kyle (Ruth) McElhaney of Del Rio, Texas and three sons-in-law; four sons, Carson Slack of Etowah, Ray Slack, Paul Slack and Troy Slack, all of Englewood and four daughters-in-law; 26 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ollie Newton and one brother, Sam Slack both of Athens.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m., in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Revs. Orlen Baker and Jethro Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and grand-daughters will serve as flower girls.

The body is in state at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight. 
Slack, Richard Horton (I7660)
 
152 (Research):Date of birth is calculated based on grave inscription reading of 1y 2m 15d. This date is more in line with the marriage date of his parents and birth of other children in the family. Cross, John Franklin (I1472)
 
153 (Research):Dempsey Franklin Yow was born 11 Jun 1833 in Moore County, North Carolina. On 14 May 1854 he married Mary Jane Dancer, daughter of Samuel Dancer and Nancy Barnes Dancer in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Dempsey Franklin died at the age of 74 years, 0 months and 2 days on 13 Jun 1907 in Marshall County, Oklahoma, and is buried at Powell Cemetery, Powell, Marshall County, Oklahoma.

Dempsey and his wife Mary Jane lived in Tishomingo County, Mississippi and Henderson County, Tennessee, where they reared the following children: Sallie A. (Hollin), James F., Nancy Jane (Robinson), William Henry, Samuel P., John R., Rebecca J. (Massey), Thomas M., and Mary Magdaline (Dunn).

It has been reported that Dempsey Franklin Yow also married Elizabeth B. J. Barham, Rebecca Floyd, and Amanda McCoy after Mary Jane Dancer died in 1896.

Dempsey Franklin Yow's genealogy starting with his father/mother:
Henry Yow/Rebecca Honeycutt
Christopher Columbus Yow III/Sallie Hunnicutt
Christopher Columbus Yow, Jr./Susannah Christiana ???
Christopher Columbus Yow/Christiana Catherine ???
Hans Yow/Hanna ???
Friederich Von Yow 
Yow, Dempsey Franklin (I8427)
 
154 (Research):Died on the return trip from North Carolina and was buried beside the road, in a coffin made of wood from the covered wagon. Willson, Mary (I9310)
 
155 (Research):Died when he climbed on top of a load of cotton and the trailer turned over on him. Wilkinson (I8478)
 
156 (Research):Dorothy was called Aunt Dot. On January 29, 1906, she had diptheria. She is shown as a graduate of Donnellson, Montgomery County, Illinois, high school on May 7, 1917. She went to Towner, North Dakota, in 1917 from Donnellson and attended high school. In Aunt Molly Donnell Hawkins' diary it reads - 4 sep 1917 - "Dorothy A. started to North Dakota."

Dorothy died at the age of 24 following abdominal surgery. She was a public school teacher and a delightful young lady. 
Allen, Dorothy (I7804)
 
157 (Research):Drove conferderate supply wagon during Civil War, He had a minute ball near lung until death. Wilson, George Washington (I2979)
 
158 (Research):During the War of 1812 (The Creek campaign), Adam served in Capt. Mitchell's Company of mounted volunteers, which was recruited in Sevier County. In Missouri he applied for bounty land and received a grant of 160 acres.

Adam and Dicy moved from Sevier Co. in or before 1830 and settled in Randolph County, Mo.

The County Clerk of Randolph Co., in a letter to Wm. P. Willson of Athens, Tenn., said probate records indicate that Adam died in 1862 and Dicy died in 1866; but Dicy's application for widows' pension in 1857 says that Adam died March 27, 1855. Could there have been an Adam Wilson, Jr. who died in 1862? 
Wilson, Adam (I5941)
 
159 (Research):Ed Note: Minnie O is listed on the 1910 census as living with her mother in Prairie, Sebastian Co., and also as living with her brother in Diamond, Sebastian Co. Cook, Minnie Ola (I10264)
 
160 (Research):Edgar and Eb have been teachers and school principals of Knox Co. many years. King, Edgar Dearmand (I8618)
 
161 (Research):Eliza Humphries was born in Galhampton, Somersetshire England to John Humphries (1794-1878) and Mary Ann (Andrews) Humphries (1796-1879). She was christened March 31, 1820 in the parish of North Cadbury, Somersetshire, England.

In 1852 she sailed from Bristol, England to New York City, USA on the ship "Mary Ann." Accompanying her on this voyage were her parents, her brother Richard, her sister Mary Ann, and her husband-to-be Robert Francis (Jr).

Eliza and her family settled in North Ridgeville, Lorain County OH where she was wed with Robert Francis Jr of Castle Cary, England (a village neighboring Galhampton & North Cadbury). Her husband's brother Edward Oram Francis had wed her sister Jane in 1848 and that couple remained in Castle Cary.

Her eldest brother William Andrews Humphries remained in England and resided in Shepton Mallet. Her brother Richard and father John bred, imported, and exhibited Hereford cattle. Richard eventually returned to Castle Cary where he died August 8, 1888.

Eliza was the mother of a daughter Mary who died in childhood, a son John Robert Francis, and a daughter Jennie Eliza (wife of James Milton Thornton). 
Humphries, Eliza (I9737)
 
162 (Research):Eliza Jane was married at the age of seventeen at her father's house seven miles southeast of Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois. To this union, fifteen children were born - twelve grew to maturity. Wilson, Eliza Jane (I4421)
 
163 (Research):Eudora came to Neosho County, KS with her family in 1871. She worked as a teacher in Kansas. Edwards, Eudora (I9675)
 
164 (Research):Extracted from Emory University, Department of Chemistry, Chapter 2: Dr. Cross received his bachelor's degree from Texas Technological College in 1929, and the MS and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas in 1936 and 1938. Dr. Cross began teaching at Emory University in the fall quarter of 1938.

Extracted from Emory University, Department of Chemistry, Chapter 3:
The Death of Dr. Cross

On Wednesday, April 23, 1942, Dr. Loy B. Cross died in Memphis, TN where he was attending the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society. During one of the sessions on Tuesday evening he collapsed and his head struck the auditorium floor. He was taken to the Baptist Hospital in Memphis where he died Wednesday afternoon. It was reported that his death was due to concussion.

Dr. Cross was survived by his wife, twin daughters, Shirley Sue and Laura Lee, a brother, Dr. Holley Cross, and his mother, Mrs. Mercer B. Cross. He was buried Saturday, April 26, in Lubbock, Texas, his former home. 
Cross, Dr. Loy Benjamin (I6554)
 
165 (Research):Extracted from the Obituary of James E. Wilson, The Montgomery News, October 12, 1936.

John Cary died at the age of four years as he was fatally injured by the reel of a binder as he walked through the tall grain of a wheat field. Around to the front of the attached reaper, which his brother, Jarvis, then a lad, was operating. The boys legs were caught by the reel as he was drawn into the machine and his legs partly amputated, so that he died several hours later. 
Wilson, John Cary (I7216)
 
166 (Research):Family history says that William Rogers wanted to "go back home." His wife Matha didn't because their children were grown, married, and living in Texas. According to legend, William Rogers went to the store for tobacco one day and never returned. Some family trees at Ancestry.com has a date of death as 1909 in Arkansas. I have not been able to confirm this as true. Rogers, William A. (I6563)
 
167 (Research):Family moved to Texas West, Robert J. (I9186)
 
168 (Research):Following the death of Charles, his seven minor children became the legal wards of his brother John. In March 1841, Charles' four adult children, with John Wilson, guardian ad litem for the minor heirs, brought suit in Monroe Co., Chancery Court against the heirs of Nathaniel Smith and Wm. Morgan, the suit concerning a land conveyance. In 1852, Charles' window, Elizabeth, was guardian for her four youngest children.

Monroe County, Chancery Record No.164, Filed 17 March 1841 -- Charles Wilson vs Nathaniel Smith & William Morgan. John Wilson, Sec. Charles Wilson died before case came to trial and case was revived by his heirs at March court 1842. Heirs as complainants: Minors; Elijah, John, Malinda, Elender, Rosanna, Sarah Jane and Eliza (minor children of Charles Wilson) by guardian John Wilson, Elizabeth Wilson, widow and Isaac, James and Uriah, children and Mary Winkle, child of Charles Wilson and wife of Joseph Winkle. Before answering revived bill Nathaniel Smith died and his heirs were then made defendants. They were: Martha M. Metcalf, (widow of Thomas Metcalf, and heir of Nathaniel Smith) and William P. , Samuel H., Nathaniel H., Emily J., James C., Laura C., and Texana Smith, minor heirs of Nathaniel Smith by their guardian Charles Metcalf, John W. Smith, Mary M. Carr, wife of James Carr. All of above heirs are residents of the Republic of Texas except Martha M. Metcalf who is a resident of McMinn County Tenn. Original bill charges that Nathaniel Smith now of the the Republic of Texas sold land in Monroe Co. to Wm. Morgan, a citizen of the State of Georgia. Wm. Morgan sold the land to Charles Wilson. Both purchasers had paid for the land but title was still in name of Nathaniel Smith. Charles Wilson is of Monroe Co. and wishes title to be vested in his name.

Monroe County Chancery Record No. 497, Filed 25 Feb 1852 -- Joseph Boyd and Elizabeth Wilson vs Minor heirs of Charles G. Wilson dec'd. Sale of land to Boyd. Charles G. Wilson of Monreo Co. died June 1836 leaving widow Elizabeth and Saml. H. Winkle and wife Elender formerly Wilson, Joseph Winkle and wife Mary formerly Wilson, John B., Elijah M., James B., Isaac, Malinda, Rosannna, Sarah J., Eliza Wilson, heirs, the last five being minors. Since death of Charles, son Isaac has died leaving minors Mary, Sarah, Isaac, and George Wilson. 
Wilson, Charles Gillespie (I408)
 
169 (Research):For some reason John M. does not appear on the 1900 census with the rest of the family.

Obituary -- Son of Benjamin Mathias Huff and Nancy Leona Cross Huff. He married Mary Sue Jackson on 22 Dec 1868 in Perry Co., AL, and moved to White Co., AR. Eleven children were born to them, but only five daughters and three sons reached maturity. John Mathias Huff drilled the first water well in White Co., AR, and was a well driller until he retired. His son Phineas Dow Huff, Sr., also became a water well driller and moved his well drilling operation to Little Rock, AR, in the early years of 1900. 
Huff, John Mathias (I6557)
 
170 (Research):For some reason Phineas (like his father) is not listed on the 1900 Census.

Obituary -- Phineas followed his father John M. Huff into the water well drilling business. He and his wife Ora lost their first child in infancy and then had three daughters and a son. The family lived in Little Rock, AR, and had a farm between North Little Rock and Jacksonville near McAlmott, AR, where they had a vegetable garden. Phineas and Ora were active members of the First Christian Church of Little Rock. Following her death, Phineas married and divorced a second wife and was survived by his third wife. There were no children by the second or third wife.

Obit which appeared in a Little Rock newspaper: "P.D. Huff Well Drilling Contractor. P.D. Huff, aged 64, of 3005 Asher Avenue, died at a Little Rock hospital Friday. He had been a well drilling contractor here. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mrs. J. E. Atkins of Little Rock, Miss Lorraine Huff of Houston, Mrs. M. F. Haney of Russellville, Miss Alta Little of Little Rock and Mrs. R. H. Meyer of Mablevale; two sons, Sgt. P.D. Huff, overseas, and W. T. Little of San Diego; two brothers, B. M. Huff of Little Rock and James E. Huff of California; four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Langford of West Point, Mrs. Mickey Turner of Sacramento, CA, and Mrs. C. E. Bell of Little Rock." (Note: The above mentioned Miss Alta Little, Mrs. R. H. Meyer and W. T. Little were stepchildren.") 
Huff, Phineas Dow (I11086)
 
171 (Research):Fountain Barksdale Wade was born in Tennessee. He was one of fourteen children born to Samuel Barksdale and Minnie Wade. He was married to Ida Ellis Palmer Hybarger from 1928-1969. He lived in Illinois for several years. He passed away after having surgery In Tampa, Florida. He is buried at Milford Road Babtist Church Cemetery in Greer, South Carolina. He was father to seven children, three sons and four daughters. Wade, Fountain Barksdale "Sam" (I9959)
 
172 (Research):Frederick Talbot (or Talburt) served in the Tennessee Militia. He was commissioned Lieutenant in 1800. About 1810, the family moved to Illinois. About 1820 the family settled in northern Arkansas where his descendants still live today. Talbert, Frederick Benton Sr. (I5261)
 
173 (Research):From "Mississippi A Guide to the Magnolia State," compiled and written by the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration, The Viking Press, New York, 1943, page 487:

Toccopola (Ind., the crossing of the Roads), was, before the white man came, an Indian village so old that in the annals of the Chickasaw the date is unknown. In 1840, however, two Carolinians, Tobias and Allison Furr, settled here. Tobias Furr built a water mill on the creek and Allison established a store at the crossing of two roads. Other settlers made home in the vicinity, and eventually the Indian name TOK-A-PULA was corrupted to Toccopola. Immediately following the War between the States, W. B. Gilmer, who was forced by a wound received in the war to forsake farming for school teaching as a profession, establishing Toccopola College, an academy for boys and girls. This college continued operation until 1907. Toccopola's future was shattered when the Gulf, Mobile & Northern R.R. passed it up in preference to Pontotoc, its rival.

Allison Furr went to Mississippi in 1846, but returned to Concord, North Carolina. He went back to Mississippi in two covered wagons in 1848. This time he built a two story house on the land he purchased from the Indians.

On 1 October 1847, Allison Furr purchased 400 acres in Cabarrus County for $50 from William A. Furr, James B. Furr, Samuel M. Furr, Elizabeth C. Biggers, Jacob Shoulabaringer and wife, Mary Ann and Sarah L. Furr (Deed Book 18, page 91).

On 28 September 1850, Allison Furr sold 82 and 1/2 acres in Cabarrus County to William S. Brewer for $600 (Deed Book 18, page 394).

On 10 December 1868, Allison Furr sold 35 acres in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, to Souter and Wood for $105.

Per Debi Baugh, Clemintine Rinehardt was married to another Allison Furr (21 April 1860). The 1860 census (Cabarrus County) shows him as 21 and her as 22. The 1850 census has this Allison as 40 which would be correct.

"My name is Eileen Nail and I am treasurer and keeper of the mailbox for the Winston County Genealogical and Historical Society.

I went to the courthouse today to try to track down this property and I'm afraid I got so confused that I gave up. Will try again after I think about this a while.

John Furr and Tobias Furr patented land in Section 34 Township 15 Range 14N. John Furr also patented land in Section 35. None of that land matches the descriptions you sent. The patents were in the fall of 1835.

In Deed Book G page 157, Henry Furr to Tobias Furr land that belonged to John Furr, deceased of Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

ibid page 159, John Furr to Henry Furr same as above

ibid page 160, Tobias Furr to Daniel Furr same as above. These deeds are dated 15 September, 1841, and mentions that the land was in three shares. " 
Furr, Allison (I638)
 
174 (Research):From "Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia" by William Lindsay Hopkins, Richmond, VA, 1987": John Cross of Charles City, Westover; 29 Jan 1730/31. Wife Jane Cross. Son William Cross. Daughter Mary Cross. Son Feathrstone Cross to be under care of his uncle, William Featherstone of Prince George Co. Son John Cross. Names children as John Cross, Richard Cross, Featherstone Cross, Charles Cross, Elias Cross, Parish Cross, Judith Cross, Hannah Cross and Jane Cross. Exors: Wife Jane Cross and son William Cross. Wit: John Stith, John Anderson, Charles Parish. Cross, John (I6502)
 
175 (Research):From looking at the place of birth of the children it would appear that the family moved from Monroe Co. to Loudon Co. about 1870. In fact this is not the case. What happend is that Loudon Co. was formed in 1870 out of parts of Monroe, McMinn, Roane, and Blount Counties. Willson, James L. (I5879)
 
176 (Research):From obituary: Sister Suttles was born in Perry County, Ala., Dec 4, 1854, and professed faith in Christ in her sixteenth year, and united with the Pisgah Baptist church and was baptized by Rev. I. U. Wilkes; was married to J. S. Suttles Dec 19, 1876, came to Texas in 1882, and settled in Navarro County. She was under my pastorate over two years before she died, and [I] never knew a more devoted Christian. She leaves behind a sorrow stricken husband and two bright girls, Norma and Hellen. . .

She is buried in the Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., Texas, in the same Massie family plot as her mother, Nancy Leona Cross Huff. It is not known what relationship Nancy L. Huff or her daughter Nancy Huff Suttle had with the Massie family. 
Huff, Nancy A. (I6560)
 
177 (Research):George appears to have been named after his Uncle, George Washington Wilson, who was a younger brother of George's father.

George grew up in Monroe County, Tennessee. In 1848, when he was twenty-one years old, he came to Illinois, with his new wife, Jane. George was a tanner by trade. For one year, they settled on Chateau Island in Madison County - an island of about 40 acres located on Illinois side of the Mississippi River, a short distance above where later was built the Merchants Bridge at St. Louis, Missouri.

He then moved to Macoupin County, Illinois, for two years- where he split rails. He finally came to Montgomery County in the Spring of 1855, and settled on current site of Panama, Montgomery County, Illinois. In the 1860, census George was shown living with his wife, who was eleven years younger than him, and five of his children.

In 1864, George went to California to find gold - "he decided to seek his fortune in the gold fields of California and in company with many others made the entire trip in covered wagons, enduring many hardships while in route; after remaining in California for some time, he traveled to centralamerica and the Isthmus of Panama, returning to Illinois in 1866". He might have gone with G. Wm. B. Ragsdale and Margaret Cox.

In 1866, he moved to a prairie farm in Montgomery County. He had a very fine apple orchard.

In a 1874 illustrated atlas of Montgomery County, he is shown owning 100 acres in the southeast portion of Section 8 of East Fork Township. He is also shown in the atlas owning 10 acres in section 16.

He was a Democrat until 1884 when he voted for John P. St. John, the Prohibition candidate for President. George was a Methodist in religious belief.

In 1892 or 1893, he moved into the town of Donnellson, Montgomery County, Illinois.

It is believed that George and Jane did not adopte her legally, but Eliza Jane Cox lived in their home from the age of two weeks. She was a niece.

After 1900, George lived with Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Davis (his niece).

On October 7, 1899, George and Jane had a Golden Wedding Anniversy Party.

The 1910 Census shows George, age 83, living with his niece, Eliza Davis and her husband, Charles J. Davis.

George died suddenly at the home of Charlie Davis, husband of Eliza Jane Cox. The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcipal Church.

Information in mj diary that doesn't fit as of 30 oct 1991: 7 nov 1905 - mjh got letter from mrs. g.a. wilson from mayfield sanitarium - st. l.; mj visited her - 11 nov 1905; 26 apr 1906 - mrs. g.a. allen died on train at garden city, kansas; 29 apr - funeral at fairfield,il.; also these entrys - 2 apr 1911 - della wilson died; 1 nov 1922 - bonnie wilson died. George died at his home at the age of eighty-five. His funeral was held on November 3. 
Wilson, George Washington (I2928)
 
178 (Research):George was County Assessor and Tax Collector of Montgomery County, Illinois. He was a Democrat, a hard taskmaster, and a farmer. He owned the Old Allen Farm toward Coffen - it had been founded by his father, Robert Scales Allen. He managed his father's farm as a partner. His father died in 1891 when George was 33 years old. He was very well to do - at one time, owning 436 acres in East Fork Township (1904). He owned a herd of registered Ohio improved chester white hogs. He also handled sheep. He also once owned 965 acres in Arkansas.

He was a member of Donnellson's Masons and Knights of Pythias Lodge and the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.

He was a delegate to state and congressional conventions and was a member of the federal court in Hillsboro, Illinois.

He bought cattle with Marshall Shutt's father.

He talked about everyone. He regularly went to the East St. Louis Stock yards. He was on the Board of Hillsboro National Bank, 1905-1912. He spent a lot of money on litigation involving his two oldest sons - 1907 (see Montgomery County News and Hillsboro Journal).

He is shown in the 1900 Census (229-234, Supervisor District Number 12, Enumeration District Number 76, Sheet Number 12) living with his wife and seven children; he is shown in the 1910 Census (41-41, p. 92) living with his wife and his five younger children. In the 1930 census, George and his wife, Zilphia, are living in Donnellson with his daughter Mary and his grandson, Jack Edward.

He died "with 25 cents in his pocket - his farm having been lost". In later life, he was a prominent retired resident of Donnellson, Illinois.

He was sincere, but caustic. 
Allen, George Nathaniel (I5499)
 
179 (Research):George Wilson served in the Union Army during the Civil War and died four months after entering service. Wilson, George W. (I397)
 
180 (Research):Germanna Record #13 gives the marriage date as 7 March 1797. According to census reports, Elijah and his family were living 1830 to 1850 in Roane County, TN. Six daughters were born between 1810-1825. Seaton, Elizabeth (I5265)
 
181 (Research):Germanna Record No. #13 indicates that Reuben is considered to be the son of Conrad Reuben Wilhoit. Three of his sons (James, William, & Daniel) moved to Missouri. He was erroneously listed as "Reubin White" as the groom's name in Germanna Record No. #10. On 8 August 1801 "Reuben Willhight" bought 148 acres of land in Washington County, TN (now Campbell County) from Peter Stout. He appears on several other deeds in Washington County with the last deed dated on 15 January 1819. About this time, he moved to Cherry Creek in White County (TN), joining Abraham Broyles and Solomon Yager. On 6 January 1853, Reuben and Mary (wife) sold their interest in the estate of Solomon Yager, deceased, they being his lawful heirs. In the 1850 census of White County, TN, Reuben listed as age 75 (born 1775) and Mary is listed as age 60 (born 1790) which is incorrect. Mary was born in 1778. They were married in 1794. According to 1860 census of White County, TN Reubin and Mary are residing with three children: Elizabeth, Eliza J. (born 1843) and Thomas (born 1843). According to the inscription on Reuben's tombstone, he was born in 1768 and he died on 6 December 1862. If that is correct, Reuben was a twin to Samuel. His grave is located at the Wilhite Cemetery, located behind the Willis Cunningham farm in the Cherry Creek District near Sparta, TN. There is a picture on the tombstone which states "Son of Conrad Wilhite." Wilhoit, Reuben (I5259)
 
182 (Research):Gladdie does not appear on the 1920 census. Shobert, Gladdie (I10042)
 
183 (Research):Glenn T. Cross, 58, of Charleston died Friday, April 13, 2001, in an area hospital. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Charleston, the Arkansas Cattleman's Association and the Simmental Cattle Association. He worked for the Arkansas Highway Police for 28 years and served for 20 years on the Charleston Fire Department and for 24 years in the Arkansas National Guard. He was a veteran of Desert Storm.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston with burial at Potts Cemetery southeast of Charleston.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; one daughter, Ginger Harris of Charleston; one stepdaughter, Carla Smith of Charleston; three sons, Del Ray Cross of San Francisco, Larry of Grapevine, Texas, and Gary of Ratcliff; one stepson, Danny Krantz of Ozark; two brothers, Earl of Charleston and Dale of Canton, Mich.; four grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Glen Holloway, Charles Barnard, Ronnie Elmore, Peter Lopez, Larry Mitchell and Roy Gene Cochran. Honorary pallbearers will be the Charleston Fire Department, Charleston National Guard Unit and the Arkansas Highway Police. The body may be viewed at the funeral home. The family will visit with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Times Record Online 
Cross, Glenn Thurlow (I1972)
 
184 (Research):Gloria Jean Gilliam, 60, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Gilliam and a brother, Ronnie Gilliam.

Ms. Gilliam is survived by her mother, Irene Gilliam of Greenwood; one brother, James Gilliam and wife, Brenda of Fort Smith; two nephews, Randy Gilliam of Greenwood and Jason Gilliam of Fort Smith and one niece, Jamie Gilliam of Fort Smith.

Funeral service was held Saturday morning, April 23, 2011, at the Greenwood First Baptist Church with burial at Gilliam Cemetery. 
Gilliam, Gloria Jean (I2255)
 
185 (Research):Granville Stinebaugh and Mary Polly Russell lived in Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri until he came to Texas in 1861. All of his children, except Braxton McCord, were born there. Granville caught "gold fever" and joined the "49 ers", who traveled overland to California in 1849, leaving behind his wife, Sarah and his first daughter, Nancy Mildred. Although, he and his compatriots had some luck in the mining fields, they lost everything to swindlers and he returned to Missouri penniless. His only memoir of the California experience was a conch shell, which he picked up for his wife. According to his granddaughter, in her monograph, "Our Heritage", Mary told Granville that she would rather have the conch shell than all the gold in California.
Granville and family, together with his brothers, John and James left Missouri for Texas in 1861, settling first in West Collin County near Pilot Point. In 1865, he and his brothers sold out and moved to East Collin County, just north of Dallas. His homestead became the site of the little town, Nevada, Texas. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He was a private in Company H, Quartermaster under the command of Major General J. B. Mcgruder
After Hiram Cook, his youngest daughter's (Sarah Jane) husband died of pneumonia in 1883, Granville, his wife, and Sarah Jane and her two children moved to the trade center, Farmersville, where they remained for the remainder of their lives. 
Stinebaugh, Granville (I10021)
 
186 (Research):Grave marker contains a Masonic Emblem and the inscription: Co K 140 Inf WWI. McConkey, Lawrence (I5333)
 
187 (Research):GRIMES, John Fusson GRIMES— We were grieved to hear of Uncle John Grimes' death. We know how to sympathize with his relatives that he left behind. Source: The Vidette (Iuka, Miss.), February 8, 1940.— THE VIDETTE, FEBRUARY 08, 1940, OBITUARY— The last Confederate veteran in Tishomingo County, John Fuson Grimes, died at the home of his son, George Grimes, near Holcut, Miss., early Saturday morning, February 2, 1940. He was 93 years, 5 months, and 21 days old and had lived in Tishomingo County ever since he was six years old, moving here with his parents from Fayette, Miss., in 1852 and settling within five miles of where he died. As a boy of about 10, he had attended the big celebration held at the new town of Iuka when the golden spike marking the completion of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad was driven. Fifty years later, he saw the completion of the Birmingham Division of the Illinois Central, and from his home high on a hill, he could see the trains run over the land which his father had settled in long ago. In those nearly 100 years of existence, he had seen the primitive log school houses with the split log benches and clay floors, where the blue-black speller was the chief book used, give way to the brick consolidated school, one of which he could see from his home. He had seen the slow moving ox wagon give way to the swift moving automobiles and airplanes. Too young to enlist at the beginning of the Civil War, he saw service the last two years with Roddy under Forrest and was in several important battles. Funeral services were conducted at Cross Roads Cemetery Sunday afternoon. Besides the son with whom he made his home, he left one daughter, Mrs. T. F. Hall, of Huntsville, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Source: The Vidette (Iuka, Miss.), February 15, 1940. Grimes, John Fusson (I4760)
 
188 (Research):Had one son and one daughter. Dunn, James Oscar (I8570)
 
189 (Research):Had one son who was killed accidentally, and one daughter. Dunn, William Joseph (I8569)
 
190 (Research):Had several children Dunn, Bunyan (I8642)
 
191 (Research):He gave power of attorney to his father on June 4th, 1849 and left for California. Editor's Note; The Marshall book states the year as 1949 but it should be 1849. Wilson, Ellis R. (I9305)
 
192 (Research):He was a Spanish-American War veteran, having served in the Phillipines. Houser, Manley (I8681)
 
193 (Research):He was killed in a railroad accident. Willson, James Kendle (I8634)
 
194 (Research):Henry is not listed on the 1930 Census. Schollenbarger, Henry L. (I10703)
 
195 (Research):Her bequest was the "Vance" plantation on Middle Creek. Wilson, Elizabeth (I5943)
 
196 (Research):His obit from the Waco Tribune Herald

William D. Cross - Born Sept 3, 1884 and Died June 13, 1965

William D. Cross, 80 years old of 3104 Edna Ave, died at a Waco Hospital at 4:15 am Sunday. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM today in Connally Chapel, Rev. Paul Comer officiating with burial at Rosemound Cemetery. Mr Cross was born at Wileyville and had lived in Waco for the past 45 years. He was a construction superintendant and had worked for several contractors in the Waco, TX. area. Survivors :

his wife , Mrs Margaret Ellen Cross, one son-J. D. Cross of 3122 Edna Ave, 1 daughter- Mrs. Jewell Roeder of 2112 Maple Ave, one brother A. B. Cross Senior of Bastrop, TX. 7 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. 
Cross, William Drury (I11821)
 
197 (Research):His will written on 27 August 1832 and it was probated on 7 February 1842 in Greene County, TN... "To son John, three surveys land. To son, James, two dollars. To daughters Susanna Glaze, Mary Massengill, and Sarah Wiliams the balance of my estate." Signed Samual Wilhite. Executor: John Wilhite (son), and James Broyles. Witnesses: Isaac Earnest, Washington Hinshaw, and G.T. Banon. Probate: 7 February 1842, Greene County, TN. Wilhoit, Samuel (I4095)
 
198 (Research):Hubert and Neva were 3rd cousins. Wilhoit, Hubert L. (I5787)
 
199 (Research):I could not locate Thomas Wilson on the 1920 Census. He must have been living in Franklin Co., Illinois at this time. The World War I draft registration card that he completed on Jun 5, 1917 listed his place of residence at Orient, Illinois which is an area in the Denning Township.

The migration of Thomas and his brother Frank are unknown during the 1940's and 50's. It is know that by 1960 they were living next door to each other in Lamont, Kern Co., California. A few months before his death Thomas moved into a nursing home in Lancaster where he died. 
Wilson, Thomas Everett (I2912)
 
200 (Research):I have been unable to locate David Lawrence Wilson on any census for the years 1840 - 1860. Wilson, David Lawrence (I411)
 

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