Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
The following was written and contributed by
THOMAS DAVID PETTIT
My Subject was born at the family farm near Model Tenn. on Wednesday March 20, 1870. He was the son of George W. and Etna Elizabeth Sills Pettit. His boy hood was spent in that area where he received a common school education. He married Emerina Porter 3 Feb. 1895 at the court house in Dover, Tn.
After the death of his father he helped on the farm and also on the farm of his grandfather Sills . Since the Sills farm was some distance from home, all the males in the family would go and make ‘’camp’’ in the spring and again in the fall to plant and harvest the crops.
The main crops were tobacco and oats. The tobacco was taken by barge down the Cumberland River to Paducah, Ky. to be sold. On one occasion when they were on their way down the river, a black man was killed during a fight. I do not know how my grandfather was involved but he was arrested and spent six months in jail. While he was incarcerated he grew a full beard and when he returned home the family did not recognize him.
When he was twenty-eight years old, the family loaded their covered wagon, drawn by oxen and headed for Texas. They were forced to stop in Arkansas due to the delicate condition of his wife, who gave birth to her second son in 1898. They spent a year there where he share cropped and than returned to Stewart Co., Tenn.
The family moved to Ballard County Ky. in 1916 and he remained there until the death of his wife in 1945. After her death, he lived in Slater, Ky. And than moved to Marshall County, Ky., to lived with his son, Oscar and family.
Pappy Pettit was tall and clean shaven except for a handsome moustache.
in our possession.
He was hit and killed by a bread truck near his home in Marshall County on 31 October 1950.
He and his wife were born again Christians.
They are buried in Bethlehem Cemetery near Wickliffe, Ky.
Grave and monument are located on side near back of church.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Picture Provided by Danny R. Hicks, Nancy's Great Grandson
Nancy Katherine Stewart was born on 29 Mar 1854 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of Samuel Smith Stewart and Louisa Ellis Spiceland. Nancy married James Knox Polk Bailey son of John Tom Bailey and ? Donovan was born in 1845 in Nashville, Tennessee. James died on 11 Sept 1928 in Stewart county, TN. Nancy and James were married about 1843 in Stewart county, TN. Nancy died on 29 May 1940 and is buried at Neville's Creek cemetery in Stewart county. She is buried there with her husband, both sons and her daughter Louisa and some of Louisa's family.
Nancy Katherine Stewart Bailey's Burial Plot at Neville's Creek
Nancy Katherine Stewart Bailey's Headstone
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Picture Courteous of Danny R. Hicks
Louisa married Daniel Cary Hicks on 9 Mar 1896 in Stewart county, TN. Daniel and Louisa had 9 children. Daniel and Louisa's children's information can be found in other writings on this blog.
The following is Louisa's obituary, and was provided by the late Robert K. Hicks and Danny R. Hicks.
Mrs. Louisa Hicks Died At Age 95
Mrs. Louisa Hicks of Puryear Route 1 died Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the house of a son S. E. Hicks of Puryear. She was 92.
Funeral Services are set for Thursday at 2 p.m. at Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Stewart county, with the Rev, Vernon Turner and the Rev, Harold Smotherman officiating. Burial will be in Neville Creek Cemetery in Stewart county. Ridgeway morticians has charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Hicks was born Jan 29, 1878 in Stewart county, the daughter of James K. P. and Nancy Stewart Bailey. She married the late Daniel C. Hicks March 18, 1896. She was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. G. W. (Jewel) Crutcher of Buchanan, Mrs. Dollie Sills of Arlington and Mrs. Ovela Knight of Clarksville; four sons, S. E. (Eddie) Hicks of Puryear Route 1, Charlie Hicks of Akron, Ohio, Basil Hicks of Murfreesboro and the Rev. Rupert Hicks of Newville, Ala. ; 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild.
Friday, April 16, 2010
According to a postcard written by Joseph Joshua Hicks dated 16 Oct 1941 to his mother Louisa Bailey Hicks back home in Model, TN. He had been visiting Amanda Brunson, Bertha, Lena, Annie and Fonnie Hicks in Mississippi county, Arkansas. He had been told by them that "Alfred, Florence and Pearl were buried at No 9." This was quite curious so I got out the Atlas and low and behold, there is a Number Nine, Arkansas.
Number Nine, Arkansas was named after the Number Nine mill. The township sprang up as people moved to the area to work clearing timber. I can not find any records on the Internet for the Number Nine cemetery, but I have contacted a local funeral home and am waiting on a response. So here is what information that I have to date.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
With Danny's permission, I will be adding this information to this blog. We need to thank Danny for sharing his stories and pictures with us. Thanks Danny and Robert!
Marty and The John McClanahan family.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
The Reverend Daniel C Hicks and Wife Louisa Baily Hicks
Picture Provided by Danny R. Hicks, Grandson of Daniel and Louisa Hicks
Daniel Cary Hicks was born on 23 Dec 1869 in Stewart county, Tennessee. Daniel was the son of James Madison Hicks and Parthena Sills. He married Louisa Bailey, daughter of James Knox Polk Bailey and Nancy Katherine Stewart. Louisa was born on 29 Jan 1878 also in Stewart county. Daniel was a Baptist Minister and preached at Neville Creek Baptist Church in Stewart county. Daniel and Louisa had 9 children. Daniel died on 25 Apr 1925. Louisa died on 25 Aug 1925. Both are buried at Neville Creek Cemetery in Stewart county.
Daniel and Louisa Hicks Children:
1. Joseph Joshua Hicks. B: 29 Jan 1897 in Stewart county, TN. D: 24 Feb 1948 in Stewart county, TN. D: 18 Feb 1948 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. M: Ethel Louise Cherry, 13 Nov 1918 in Stewart county, TN. Had 2 known children.
a. Blanche Hicks. B: 9 Sept 1919 in Stewart county, TN. M: Maxwell Carney on 26 June 1935
b. Bobby Joe Hicks. B: 1936 in Stewart county, TN. M: Georganne ?
2. Dolly Ester Hicks. B: 9 Dec 1899 in Stewart county, TN. D: 1 Jan 1994. M: Irus Sills, 27 Nov 1925 in Stewart county, TN. 2 known children.
a. Robert Sills. B: April 1931. M: Hilda Sills. B: 1938. M: David Fletcher.
3. Mary Ellen Hicks, B: 3 Feb 1901 in Stewart county, TN. M: Rufus Roy Garland. 4 known children.
a. Rufus Daniel Garland. B: April 1927
b. Glen Eugene Garland. B: Oct 1929. M: Mary Elizabeth Green.
c. Marshal Wayne Garland. B: 10 Sept 1931. M: Georgiana "Jerry" Issa.
d. Billy Joe Garland. B: 7 Dec 1938. M: Nancy Thorn.
4. Samuel Edison Hicks, B: 15 Dec 1903 in Stewart county, TN. D: 24 Oct 1995 in Henry county, TN. M: Anna Mary Crutcher
5. Charles Franklin Pearce Hicks. B: 10 Feb 1906 in Stewart county, TN. M; Edith Othella Cathey, 17 Mar 1928 in Wellsburg, W Virginia. Edith was born 14 Sept 1912 in McCaysville, Georgia. Charles died 11 Nov 1972 in Holiday Florida. . 2 known children.
a. Charles Eugene Hicks B: 10 Oct 1929 in Akron, Ohio. M: Elizabeth "Betty" Magoulick.
b. Robert Kenneth Hicks (whom this information came from) B: 4 Oct 1935 in Akron, Ohio.
6. Ovela Hicks. B: 2 Apr 1908 in Stewart county, TN. D: 15 Mar 1993 in Clarksville TN. M: Henry Burnett Knight, son of Johnny Knight and Louella Smith. Henry was born 6 Jan 1888 in Stewart county, TN. D: 13 May 1974 in Clarksville TN. Had 1 known child.
a. Edward Burnett Knight b. 13 July 1931 m. Betty?
7. Jewel Catherine Hicks. B: 5 Oct 1910 in Stewart county, TN. M: Weller Crutcher on 11 Aug 1934 in Stewart county, TN. Weller died 22 May 1969 in Buchanan TN. One known child.
a. Jewell Katherine Crutcher, B: 22 Mar 1936 Model, Stewart county, TN. M: Bryan Thomas Morris on 22 Nov 1953.
8. Irl Rupert Hicks. B: 13 Dec 1915 in Stewart county, TN. M: Naomi Ruth Joiner on 27 Jan 1940 in Stewart county, TN. Died 27 Jan 1982 in Dothan, Alabama. Irl and Naomi had three children.
a. Sandra Hicks born 15 Dec 1940 Stewart Co. TN. M: Bobby Ray Marsh
b. Linda Hicks born 2 Feb 1945 Paducah, Kentucky. M: Obie Clyde Thomas
c. Danny Rupert Hicks born 8 Oct 1950 in Daleville, Alabama. M: first Carlin Bright, second Darlen Paremore.
9. Basil Vavil Hicks. B: 11 Feb 1913 in Stewart county, TN. D: 26 Mar 1999 in Murfreeboro, TN. M: Zanie Josephine Champion on 7 Jul 1934 in Stewart county, TN. Zanie was the daughter of Chester Champion and Harriet Outland. She was born on 22 May 1915 in Stewart county, TN. D: 25 Jan 2002 . Basil and Zanie had 3 Children.
a. Robbie Jennette Hicks B: 7 July 1935 in Stewart county, TN. M: James T. Jackson on 21 May 1955.
b. John Hicks. B: 2 Oct 1937 in Stewart county, TN. M: Janice Cook on 24 Feb 1962.
c. Judy Hicks. B: 2 Jul 1939 in Stewart county, TN. M: Lynn Lancaster on 9 May 1959.
Any additional information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Pictures definitely would be a blessing.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Baylee Renee Tate
I just wanted to brag a little and show off her beautiful little face! Grandma loves you Baylee!!!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
William Sills was born ca. 1781 in Halifax county, North Carolina. He was the son of Isham Sills Jr. He moved to Stewart county, Tennessee with his father around 1800. William fought in the War of 1812. He was a Lieutenant in Cpt. Acrey's Militia. After the war he married Patsy Annis Savage. He was a preacher for Saline Baptist Church. William died in 1847.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friends and Family,
I received some very sad news from one of my dearest blog friends and newly found family members. Dr. Ron Smith notified me on Monday night that he had lost his father Edward Price Smith. Below is the email I received from Ron. I would like for everyone to please keep Ron and his family in your prayers.
My Sincere Thanks,
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Desperately seeking information on Louida Davidella Smith. Her great grandson has contacted me and asks for our help in finding information about this family.
He has conflicting information that suggests that she was from Stewart County TN and Humphries County TN. He would like confirmation of such. According to her death certificate, the attending physician knew nothing of her birth place or parentage and even spelled her name Lou Ida. Its very probable that he had known her for years and never knew that it was a single, first name.
Louida was born 3-26-1852 and died 3-20-1931. She married James Marshall “Marsh” Fielder on 6-28-1870. They lived in Dickson County TN where they both are buried in the Fielder Cemetery on . They had 10 children, one being Albert Lloyd Fielder to whom the person searching for this family descends. His father, Quintus Bernard Fielder, was one of Albert’s younger sons and barely remembers his grandmother. Quintus has one surviving brother, Julian, who at 93, remembers Louida, but says her past was never discussed to his recollection, and they never visited her kin folk.
Anyone who has information on this family please contact me. I will get with the person searching for this information with your contact information so that he may contact you.
Thank you for your help.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
JACKSON,JOHNIE -21 NOV 1900-1979
JACKSON MOTHER FATHER
DOWDY,ADAM -17 OCT 1897-16 JULY 1975
GARRETT, LILLY COOKSEY DIED 26 JUNE 1972 AGED 82 YEARS 4 MONTHS AND 24 DAYS
POWERS, ALICE -MAY 1873-AUGUST 1953
CARR,BEATRICE-6 NOV 1924-6 SEPT 1975
KIZER,GEORGE,SAM-26 SEPT 1907-17 DEC 1956
DOWDY,ELLEN 18423 MAY 1921
ROCHELLE,CALLIDONIA 2 JAN 1916
ROCHELLE,ROBERT 9 JUNE 1904
BRYANT,J.R 1882-17 JAN 1937
BRYANT,WOODROE-13 OCT 1918-13 SEPT 1922-- SON OF Y.R AND J.A
HARRIS,EARNEST,M- 1873-30 JULY 1941--PAPA
HARRIS,LELIA J.JAN 1873-1933
MORRISON , MS ,18 NOV 1844-1 JULY 1905
MORRISON,EARNEST,W 1871- 1898
MORRISON, FLORENCE ,L-1876-1951
THOMPSON,SARAH,F 1866-28 JULY 1945--MOTHER
THOMPSON,J.M 25 SEPT 1866-1 JAN 1924--FATHER
THOMPSON,BEDIA,A 11 OCT 1901-2 OCT 1915
PULLY,J.W 25 AUG 1936- 30 AUG 1936
MOORE,MARTHA,LINNIE16 SEPT 1852-14 AUG 1919
GROSS,BELLFIELD,S-29 NOV 1885- 1889
GROSS,J,B-12 SEPT 1834-4 JUNE 1906
POWERS,L.L- 1801- 1888
DOWDY,REBECCA 17 OCT 1835- 1861
DOWDT W,T-31 JUNE 1833-4 FEB 1978
DOWDY,ARLEAN 16 OCT 1836-3 DEC 1860
SHUFF,ELIZABETH 25 JAN 1881-26 DEC 1942
SHUFF,GEORGE,21 SEPT 1843-17 SEPT 1917
SHUFF,ISABELL 25 SEPT 1854-30 NOV 1947
POWERS,COL.CONDY 12 OCT 1893-OCT 1918
POWERS,JAMES,SPURLIN- 1852 1894
POWERS, KANSAS 18 MAY 1858-28 SEPT 1939
PARCHMAN,CARRIE-16 OCT 1899-7 APR 1922
PARCHMAN,W.H 16 DEC 1845- 3 MAY 1900
PARCHMAN,GEORGE,R- 1896-10 SEPT 1897--SON OF W.H&S.A
GRIFFIN LELA.B.ATLACE-3 MAR 1908-19 DEC 1919--DAU OF E.C &M.A
Monday, February 1, 2010
In earlier times, a marriage bond was given to the court by the intended groom prior to his marriage. It affirmed that there was no moral or legal reason why the couple could not be married and it also affirmed that the groom would not change his mind. If he did, and did not marry the intended bride, he would forfeit the bond. The bondsman, or surety, was often a brother or uncle to the bride, not necessarily a parent. The bondsman could also be related to the groom, or even be a neighbor or friend, but those situations occurred less often.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I have found:
1. A P Hicks married Florence I Sizemore on 30 Dec 1890 Stewart County TN
2. 1900 Stewart county, TN Census finds, Alfred - 27, living with his mother Parthena - 64, in Great Western Furnace, Stewart County, TN
Now. I know I have him marrying Florence in 1890, so could he have been home taking care of his mother or something when the census taker came along? Could Parthena have just told the census taker that Alfred lived there so she wouldn't appear to live alone? We will never know for sure.
3. 1910 Trigg County Kentucky Census
Marthena (I'm sure this is Parthena) 77
4. Next in 1920, I find these kids living with a "aunt" Mandy Brerson (Brunson) in Hickman, Mississippi County, Arkansas.
Mandy Brerson 68
Pearl Hicks 18
Bertha Hicks 16
Lena Hicks 14
Annie Hicks 13
Fanny (Farney) Hicks 11
5. In the 1930 Census for Mississippi County, Arkansas, Town of Hickman, I find Mandy Brunson whom is 77 and 17 year old Fannie (nephew)
New questions. Has anyone ever heard of these people? What happened to Alfred and Florence? Could they have died in the flu epidemic of 1918 and the kids moved in with this aunt? Where are they buried?
I'm sure that the kids married and moved on. I would like to find decedents of them. What is Mandy's maiden name. Any Brunsons from Stewart County?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Margaret 2 Months old, with her mom, Lillian and
Crib Mother, Mrs. Robinson. Dedication ceremony
at the Washington Pentecostal Holiness Church
Margaret Lea McConnell in her walker in front
of her grandmother Margaret Eva McConnell's
house. Jan 1967
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Etta Hicks was born 7 September 1888 in Model, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Milton Otis Hicks and Orie Stalls Hicks. She married Joseph William Tucker. Her children were Bertha Lee, Ray Burton and Joseph William Tucker Jr. Etta died 17 February 1933 in Linton, Kentucky. Etta is buried at the House Cemetery in Trigg County, Kentucky along with her husband and children.