Friday, October 29, 2010

Francis Pettit

Francis Pettit
Daughter of George Washington Pettit and Etna Elizabeth Sills
Picture donated by EPMoss

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Daughters of David Sills

The Daughters of David Sills
Etna Elizabeth, Eudora, Euphemia and Octavia
Picture contributed by EPMoss

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thomas David Pettit

The following was written and contributed by


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.


1980 A.D.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Reverend Daniel Hicks Children, ca. 1917

Front Row: Jewell, Joseph sitting holding Irl and Basil
Back Row: Eddy, Ovilia, Dolly, Charlie and Mary
Picture Courtesy of Danny Hicks, son of Irl Hicks

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Elijah Stalls

Elijah Stalls Headstone
Stalls Cemetery

Elijah Stalls was born on 29 May 1811 in North Carolina. He was the son of James Stalls and Annie Page. Elijah married Edna Barrow in 1827. She was born on 15 Sept 1808. She was born in Stewart county, TN. It appears throughout the census years of 1850 - 1870 that there was a women named Mary Robbins who lived and worked for the Stalls as a domestic servant. Edna died on 6 Sept 1876 and Elijah died on 5 Nov 1876. They are both buried in the Stalls cemetery in the Land Between the Lakes area in Stewart county, TN.
Elijah and Edna had the following children.
1. Mary (Polly) Stalls. b: 27 Nov 1828 in Stewart county, TN. m: Wade Cherry on 4 Oct 1852. Had the following children:
i. Margaret Etna Cherry
ii. Elijah Wade Cherry
iii. Ambus Harrison Cherry
iv. George Forest Cherry
v. Mary Ann Cherry
2. James M. L. Stalls. b: 22 May 1831 in Stewart county, TN. m: Georgia Anna Manning (the sister of my great great grandmother Mary Jane Manning) on 27 Sept 1851. d: 30 April 1912 in Memphis TN.
3. Margaret (Betty) Stalls. b: 1836 in Stewart county, TN. m: C. C. Thomison on 21 Dec 1865.
4. George Stalls. b: 1839 in Stewart county, TN. m: Carline Campbell on 28 Oct 1869.
5. Elizabeth Stalls. b: 1843 in Stewart county, TN. m: C. C. Thomison on 21 Dec 1865.
6. William F. Stalls. b: 18 Nov 1843 in Stewart county, TN. d: 22 Jan 1888 in Stewart county, TN. Buried at the Stalls cemetery in the Land Between the Lakes area in Stewart county, TN.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nancy Katherine Stewart

Nancy Katherine Stewart Bailey
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 and James had the following children.

1. John Thomas Bailey. b: 1874 in Stewart county, TN m: Minnie Crutcher (1878 - 1948) d: 1966. Buried at Neville's Creek cemetery in Stewart county, TN

2. Louisa Bailey. b: 29 Jan 1878 in Stewart county, TN. m: Daniel Cary Hicks on 9 Mar 1896. d: 25 Aug 1970. Buried at Neville's Creek cemetery in Stewart county, TN

3. Samuel Bailey. b: 15 Oct 1884 Stewart county, TN. m: Bertha Spiceland in 1911. d: 3 Jan 1949. Buried at Neville's Creek cemetery in Stewart county, TN

Nancy Katherine Stewart Bailey's Burial Plot at Neville's Creek

Nancy Katherine Stewart Bailey's Headstone

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thomas M Smith Family

Thomas, Evie, Henry, Artie and Maynard Smith.
Picture Provided by Tony Baggett, Grand Son of Artie Smith

Thomas M Smith was born about 1865 in Stewart county, TN. He was the son of Andrew Jackson Smith Sr. and Aretha Ann Etheridge Smith. Thomas married Rachel Fielder. Rachel was born about 1866. she was the daughter of James Fielder b:1840 and Liza Parrot b: 1842.
Thomas and Rachel had five known children.
Children of Thomas and Rachel Smith
1. Eva Smith, b: ? in Stewart county, TN.
2. Artie Smith, b:1885 in Stewart county, TN. m: 1905 to Walter Allen Baggett. d: about 1960
3. Ida Smith b. 1886 in Stewart county, TN.
4 Henry Allen Smith, b:23 Jan 1888 in Cumberland City. Stewart county, TN. m: Nancy A. Clements on 10 Oct 1908. d: 7 May 1969 at Carlisle, TN.
5 Maynard O. Smith, b: May 1888 in Stewart county, TN.
The 1900 Stewart county census finds Eva 15, Ida 14, Henry 13 and Maynard Smith 12 living with their grand parents James and Liza Fielder.
Any additional information on this family would be appreciated.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fourth Anniversary of Momma's Death

Mom With My Brother Jerry and Me About 1967

It was four years ago today that I lost you mom. You are missed as much now as you have and always will be. I will see you again some day I know. But till then, I love you!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Louisa Bailey

Louisa Bailey Hicks
Picture Courteous of Danny R. Hicks

Louisa Bailey was born 29 Jan 1878 in Stewart county, TN. She was the daughter of James Knox Polk Bailey and Nancy Catherine Stewart. Louisa had two brothers John Thomas Bailey whom was born in 1874 and married Minnie Crutcher, and Samuel Stewart Bailey whom was born in 1884 and married Bertha Spiceland.
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.

Louisa's Headstone at Neville Creek Cemetery
in Stewart county.

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

Alfred P. Hicks. Mystery Pert Near Solved!

With the recent information provided by Danny Hicks, via the late Robert Hick's writings and thus combined with my new research, we may have finally solved the mystery of what happened to Alfred P. Hicks. One really exciting fact that I got from Danny and Robert is the the "P" of Alfred's middle name stands for Petit. This is interesting because "Petit" is a known family name in Stewart county.

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.

Alfred Petit Hicks
Alfred Petit Hicks was born in February 1873 in Trigg county, Kentucky. He was the son of James and Parthena Hicks. Alfred married Florence I. Sizemore on 30 Dec 1890 in Stewart county, TN. Florence was born about 1876 in Stewart county, TN. Alfred and Florence had 5 children. According to Robert Hick's work, Alfred died 29 May 1914 in Arkansas, cause not mentioned. The late Amanda Brunson stated that he is buried at Number Nine. I'm still seeking confirmation of this. Florence's date of death is unknown at this time.
Children of Alfred and Florence Hicks:
1. Pearl Hicks. B: 1902 in Stewart county, TN. Died sometime after 1920 but before 16 Oct 1941. Supposed to be buried in the Number Nine cemetery in Number Nine, AR.
2. Bertha P. Hicks. B: 7 May 1903 in Stewart county, TN. D: 22 Oct 1970 in Rosemead CA. Buried at the Rose Hill cemetery in Rosemead CA. M: Oscar G. Page. They had 2 children.
a. Norena Page.
b. Murrell L. Page. B: 22 Sept 1930 in Mississippi county, AR. D: 14 Sept 1971 in Los Angeles, CA.
3. Lena Ester Hicks. B: 1906 in Stewart county, TN. D: 7 April 1972 in Blytheville, AR. M: Lonnie Lee Baty. Lonnie was born 18 April 1901 in Dresden, TN. and died 30 Sept 1965 in Blytheville, AR. Lena and Lonnie had 3 children.
a. Clara Lucille Baty. B: 4 July 1931 in Blytheville, AR. D: 16 April 1999 in Acacia Lake, TX.
b. Emma Novella Baty.
c. James Floyd Baty. B: 3 May 1935 in Blytheville, AR. D: 6 Nov 1947 in Blytheville.
4. Annie Hicks. B: in Stewart county, TN.
5. Fonnie Hicks. B: 26 Nov 1908 in Trigg county, KY. D: Feb 1986 in Blytheville, AR.
Now we need to find out if the it is true that Alfred, Florence and Pearl are buried at Number Nine, what they may have died from and I would like to know more about Annie, their daughter. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hicks, Stewarts, Baileys and Sills Families

I have been recently contacted by Danny R. Hicks. Danny is the grandson of Daniel and Louisa Hicks. He has provided me with a treasure trove of information that includes the Hicks, Sills, Stewart and Bailey families. There are also many other Stewart countians mentioned within these writings. All the research was done by Danny's late cousin Robert K. Hicks who also was a grandson of Daniel and Louisa Hicks.
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!

Desprately Seeking the Family of John McClanahan

Need help locating the family of John McClanahan whom was in Stewart county in 1850. If you have any information please contact me so that I may connect you with the person doing this research.
Thank you,
Marty and The John McClanahan family.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Freddie Levi Hicks

This is a picture of Freddie Levi Hicks 11/06/1915 - 12/17/1999 and his parents Winford E. Hicks 06/03/1886 - 02/07/1963 and Lula Mae Sills Hicks 18910-004/25/1963. This picture was sent to me by Freddie's son William Kennedy Hicks. He said that the picture was taken in 1957 at Model TN.
Thanks Ken.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Raymond Earl Smith Obituary

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Raymond was my mother Lillian's brother. He is buried at the Andrew Smith cemetery at Cumberland City along with his father and mother and many other relatives on the Smith and Baggett side.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Daniel Cary Hicks Updated!

The Reverend Daniel C Hicks and Wife Louisa Baily Hicks
Picture Provided by Danny R. Hicks, Grandson of Daniel and Louisa Hicks
Additional Information Provided by the Late Robert K. 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

Baylee Renee Tate
Baylee is my granddaughter and she is now 14 months old. She is such a blessing to me and her Papa. We enjoy every minute we spend with her. You could say she is the light of our lives!
I just wanted to brag a little and show off her beautiful little face! Grandma loves you Baylee!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

William (Ike) Baggett Obituary

William Sills of Stewart County's Will, 1 March 1847

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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

A Heartfelt Tribute to Edward Price Smith

Updated Material Sent By Dr. Ron Smith.
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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,
Marty Cossey

Dear Family,
This is to inform you that today at 2:50PM, my Dad, Edward Price Smith, age 93 departed this life. He was a good Christian man, loving husband and a strict and demanding father who encouraged us beyond what we thought we were able to accomplish. He will lie in state at the High's Funeral Home, McMinnville, TN with visitation Thursday and Friday evenings with services Saturday afternoon at Smyrna Church of Christ in McMinnville, TN. They have an email site but I haven't had time to secure it. Thank all of you for your prayers and kindnesses throughout this time. We will miss him sorely.
With love,

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Louida Davidella Smith

Louida Davidella Smith Fielder
July 16, 1916 Dickson Co. TN

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 Piney River . 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

Dowdy Cemetery

Entrance into the Dowdy Cemetery
Picture and information provided by Pat Dowdy

Known Interments:

JACKSON,JOHNIE -21 NOV 1900-1979
DOWDY,ADAM -17 OCT 1897-16 JULY 1975
KIZER,MR,MACK 1897-1978
DOWDY,ELLEN 31 JULY 18423 MAY 1921
BRYANT,J.R 4 APR 1882-17 JAN 1937
MORRISON , MS ,18 NOV 1844-1 JULY 1905
PULLY,J.W 25 AUG 1936- 30 AUG 1936
GROSS,J,B-12 SEPT 1834-4 JUNE 1906
POWERS,L.L-12 FEB 1801-22 FEB 1888
DOWDY,REBECCA 17 OCT 1835-17 MAR 1861
DOWDT W,T-31 JUNE 1833-4 FEB 1978
DOWDY,ARLEAN 16 OCT 1836-3 DEC 1860
SHUFF,GEORGE,21 SEPT 1843-17 SEPT 1917
SHUFF,ISABELL 25 SEPT 1854-30 NOV 1947
POWERS, KANSAS 18 MAY 1858-28 SEPT 1939
PARCHMAN,W.H 16 DEC 1845- 3 MAY 1900

Monday, February 1, 2010

Andrew Jackson Smith Jr. and Cora Green Viola Baggett Marriage Lincense

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This is the marriage bond for Andrew Jackson Smith Jr. and Cora Green Viola Baggett. Notice the amount of the bond 1250.00. Who had money like that? Who could just whip out 1250.00 for a surety bond on someones else's marriage. Not many people could even do that today.

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

Pages from Leona Mae (Hicks) Smith Funeral Book

These are some of the pages of my Grandma Onie's funeral book. Signed by Stewart Countians. She and her family were well known. You can click on the image and it should enlarge so you can read it better. You may know many of these fine people. One of them might even be you.

Pall Beaarers
Freinds and Family
Friends and Family
Friends and Family

Friends and Family
Friends and Family

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Updated Alfred P. Hicks

Okay, Here is some interesting stuff I've found on Alfred P Hicks. But...... I still don't know what has happened to him and his wife.
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
Alfred 38
Florence 34
Pearl 8
Bertha 6
Lena 4
Annie 2
Farney 5/12
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

Some Pictures of Margaret Lea McConnell, Blog Owner

Margaret, Jerry and Shannon McConnell 1971

Margaret 2 Months old, with her mom, Lillian and
Crib Mother, Mrs. Robinson. Dedication ceremony
at the Washington Pentecostal Holiness Church
August 1966

Margaret Lea McConnell in her walker in front
of her grandmother Margaret Eva McConnell's
house. Jan 1967

Jerry and Margaret McConnell Dec 1967

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Etta Quincy (Hicks) Tucker

Etta Hicks with Bertha Lee and Unknown

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.

Etta Hicks Tucker's Death Certificate
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