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.