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.