Benjamin Anderson Flynn
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Susan Watson


Susan Watson Flynn

Written on the matting, one can faintly read "Grandmother '95" in Adabelle's hand.
Ada was my grandmother, as Susan was hers.  I believe the "'95" refers to
the year the picture was taken, not to Susan's age.
  --John M. Gwin
Page updated 3 Nov 2014
Page updated 3 Oct 2014

Page updated 10 Mar 2014

Page updated 5 Jul 2013
Page updated 27 Jun 2013
Page revised and updated 16 Sep 2012
Updated again 24 Feb 2010 and 4 Aug 2010
Page revised and updated 6 Jul 2007



Return to Genealogy Home Page  --  Flynn Family Photos Page  NEW!

Whatever Happened to Benjamin Anderson Flynn?


The updating of the numbering system used on this page has been completed. Generation 28 is my own;
27 is that of my parents; 29 is that of my children, etc.  --   John M. Gwin, Mar 2009


The reformatting of the name font and census data for this page has been completed. --John M. Gwin, May 2012


Links to This Page
Section 01:  Sources
Section 02:  24.00--Benjamin A. and Susan Watson Flynn
Section 03:       25.01--John B. Flynn
Section 04:       25.02--Julia A. Flynn and John F. Vardaman
Section 05:       25.03--Elijah E. Flynn and Rebeckah Davis
Section 06:       25.04--Mary Ann Flynn and John Abraham Lee
Section 07:      (25.05?)--Benjamin Flynn (II?)
Section 08:  Some Pertinent Census Data
Section 09:  Timeline
Section 10:  Miscellaneous Notes (includes Anecdote of "The Old Washstand")


DISCLAIMER and REQUEST
There are still many gaps.  There is much possibility for error.  I have no idea how correct some of this information is.  Almost all of Uncle James' info is old and in rough draft form--much of it is undocumented.  There may be some of you who will be sad or even angry when you read parts of this, because you know that a particular segment is wrong. But I present it here in good faith, so if you have information that substantiates, corroborates, conflicts with, expands, disproves, corrects, or complements any of this information, please share it with me, and I will gladly include your family line, add your comment, correct the error, and/or present your claim!  Please e.mail me at  jmcdgwin@zianet.com. THANK you for visiting--please come again!
John McDonald Gwin



Sources (also named below in red)
(1) In 1984, I inheritedn a copy of the collection of my late uncle, James Bassett Gwin II, who received contributions from Julia Lee McLamore of Houston TX in 1947.

(2) Two third cousins, Dona Lee Vaughn & her brother Tom Lee provided info on Mary Ann Flynn's family after we'd met online.

(3) My late father, Adrian Sutton Gwin, who knew and learned family history from his grandmother Julia Ann Flynn Vardaman personally and from whom I inherited John F. Vardaman's old family Bible, spoke often with me about Susan Flynn and her daughter Julia.

(4) My 2nd cousin Jesse H. "Jack" Vardaman, Jr., took me on a "first class" tour of the graveyards and homesites of our family in east Alabama for several days in Jan. 2002--THANKS, Jack!  In addition, he and I have had long talks by telephone every few months on various family topics ever since.

(5) Another third cousin, the late Homer Flynn, Jr. (who was not on line but whose son Kevin Flynn was) and I met in Feb 2002, and we've been "filling in our gaps" on Elijah E. "Bert" Flynn's family. He sent me most of the photos that appear on the
Flynn Family Photos Page.

(6) In August 2002, more cousins joined the fray:  Laverne McLamore Smith (my 3rd cousin) and her first cousin once removed Pam McLamore Roberts (my 3rd cousin once removed) are descendents of Mary Ann Flynn and John Lee through their daughter Julia, and there's a lot of expansion going on in that family's branch!

(7) In Sep 2012, Cousin Linda, who descends from John A. Lee's son, John B. Lee, sent us some photos and other data about her line.

(8)  Various census documents have also been researched, the findings of which are reported below.


(9)  And now facebook.com has become a very viable source for bringing these lines into the present!  While our policy has changed from listing any date for LIVING relatives (replacing that data with the word [PRIVATE]), searching for and finding them on Facebook and adding a link to their facebook pages has provided a way to connect family with family using any data they may wish to provide at their own discretion.



An Outline of the Known Family



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--Benjamin Anderson Flynn, b. unk.; d. unk.; m. 6 Jul 1831 in Coweta Co., GA, to Susan Watson of "the Watsons of Georgia" (b. ca. 1807-1813 in GA/SC/SC; d. 8 Jul 1902 in Coosa Co., AL; bd. at Smyrna Bapt. Ch. Cem. in Coosa Co., AL); 4 of 6 ch. reported living in 1900



TRANSCRIPTION OF THE ABOVE LICENSE:


GEORGIA, Coweta COUNTY
To any Judge, Justice of the Inferior Court, Justice of the Peace, or Minister of the Gospel:
You are hereby authorised to join
Benjamin Flin  and Susan Watson
in the holy state of Matrimony, according to the Constitution and Laws
of this State, and for so doing this shall be your sufficient Licence.
Given under my hand and seal, this 1st day of July 1831     ---(illegible) Howell
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GEORGIA, Coweta COUNTY

I certify that Benjamin Flin and Susan Watson  were duly joined in MATRIMONY by me, this 6th day of July 1831
Robert H. Villa






TRANSCRIPTION OF THE ABOVE HEADSTONE:


IN MEMORY
SUSAN FLYNN
DIED
JULY 8, 1902
AGE 95 YEARS
FLYNN


[John M. Gwin Note:  Susan Flynn's age has been in question for longer than I have been studying genealogy.  Her headstone, above, uses the information from John F. Vardaman's family Bible, listing only her date of death and age on that date.  But the census documents from 1850 to 1900 list conflicting data.  Here's a table summarizing all the data we know so far.  In Jack Vardaman's opinion (and I concur), only the 1900 census report, her headstone, and John F. Vardaman's family Bible list ages for Susan that make her extrapolated age at her 1931 marriage believable.]


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US Census
1850
RandolphCo.
26
1824
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4 ch.: John B., 12; Julia A., 10;
E. Burton, 7; May A., 5

US Census 1860
Coosa Co.
36
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3 ch.: Julia A., 18; Mary, 16; Burton, 4
AL State Census
1866
Coosa Co.
over 20


Susan is one of the two females over 20 living with J. F. Vardaman, male over 20, the other female being his new bride Julia.
.US Census 1870
Coosa Co.
45
1825
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Susan is listed here as unable to read or write AND as being
deaf/dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic
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US Census 1880
Coosa Co.
60
1820
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b. GA/SC/SC
cannot read or write, but
NOT blind, deaf/dumb, idiotic, insane, or physically disabled
US Census 1900
Coosa Co.
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["Jan1813"]
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b. GA/SC/SC

headstone
1902
Coosa Co.
95
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family Bible
John F. Vardaman's family Bible's entry for Susan Watson Flynn's vital data is essentially the same as that for her gravestone.










Cousin Jack Vardaman called the other evening with some early findings from his most recent research on Susan Watkins Flynn.  I've included here my attempt at summarizing some of those findings from my notes of that call:

What started him thinking was the statement from my dad (Adrian Gwin) that he'd heard from his grandmother (Julia Flynn Vardaman) often in his early years, that her mother (Susan Watson Flynn) was of "the Watsons of Georgia", with the emphasis on the word "THE".  Since Susan and Ben had married in 1831, he began searching the 1830 censuses of all the counties of Georgia for any groups of Watsons located near any Flynns.  Those search criteria were met in one place only: the area around Augusta, GA, primarily in Columbia Co., where he found three Flynn families and 13 adult Watsons!

One of those Watsons was the widow of John Watson, Cassandra Hoge (say HOE-ghee) Watson, who had two daughters who could be Susan's age.

Bottom line:  Without making any claims to this effect, Jack thinks it could be very possible that Susan's parents might be John and Cassandra Hoge Watson.  Adding credibility to this theory is the known fact (from the 1880 and 1900 censuses) that Susan's parents were both born in South Carolina--the land directly across the river from Columbia Co. and Augusta.

John M. Gwin, Feb 2014


Meet Ben's and Susan's Four Known (plus two unknown?) Children!

25.01--John B. Flynn--b. ca. 1838; m. unk., perhaps never;
25.02--Julia Ann Flynn, b. 1840; m. 21 Dec 1865 to John Forsythe Vardaman
25.03--Elijah E. (Elbert? Burton?) "Bert" Flynn, b. 1844; m. Rebecca Davis;
25.04--Mary Ann Flynn, b. 1845; m. 1861 to John A. Lee
25.05?-Benjamin Flynn?-- b. aft. 1845; d. ca. 1849?

[John M. Gwin Note: According to an old story my dad, Adrian Gwin, repeated often, which story he'd heard many times growing up from his mom, Adrian "Adabelle" Vardaman Gwin, and grandmother, Julia Flynn Vardaman), Susan was of the very wealthy Georgia Watson family--"the Watsons of Georgia"--who adamantly disapproved of her courtship with "that Irish sectionhand, Ben Flynn." Marriage to him would be "below her" and was completely unacceptable.  They threatened to disown her if she married him! And when in 1831 Susan threw her family and inheritance to the wind and eloped with him, married him in Coweta Co., and moved with him to the new state of Alabama, they did just that. She gave him at least six children--and considering the seven-year gap between their marriage and the birth of their "first" child, John B., six seems almost too few; indeed, in the 1900 census, she reports 4 of 6 children living.
But then something happened. Benjamin Anderson Flynn dropped out of the picture. Did he die and leave her as a widow?  That is indeed her report in later census documents--but were these reports factual?  Did he just leave her and abandon his family?  No one seems to know. Susan Watson Flynn moved in with her daughter, Julia Vardaman, and died 8 Jul 1902 at approx. age 95, according to John F. Vardaman's old family Bible and her memorial stone at Smyrna Cemetery.
And my father didn't remember ever hearing his mom or grandma speak about whatever happened to Mr. Flynn.]


Immediately below are, top left to bottom right, a map of Coweta County, GA, made in 1830; a ca. 1900 photograph of the Coweta County Court House, built in 1829 (this building--very possibly the place Ben and Susan were married two years later in 1831--was demolished in 1904 and a new one built); and a perspective map of Coweta County today in the state of Georgia.  All of these images can be seen at the complete site, Historical Atlas of Georgia Counties, published by the University of Georgia.  Their Coweta County page is located at:
http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/histcountymaps/cowetahistmaps.htm.



top left: Coweta Co. map of 1830; top right and bottom left: Coweta Co. Courthouse built in 1829; bottom right: Coweta Co. map today

[JMGwin Notes (continued): My Uncle James' notes say that she allegedly had a brother, Henry. I once was in touch with another internet genealogist whose farthest-back relative is a Henry Watson, but we've not yet been able to establish a link between her Henry and my Susan.  If you're interested, I've collected that information and a few other possible leads at my Watson Notes page.

In Jan 2002, Jack Vardaman found and gave me a copy of an article written a century or more ago by Capt. J. M. K. Guinn, then editor of The Toiler  in which the article appeared, and earlier (from 1871-79) Supt. of Education in Randolph Co., AL, now published in Historical Records of Randolph County, Alabama, 1832-1900  by Marilyn Davis Barefield, compiler.  This article lists B. A. Flinn (sic) as a Randolph County Commissioner from 1842-44 and contains the following short explanation and bio:


"A little explanation just here becomes necessary to a better understanding of the divisions of the county at this time:

"In 1842 Randolph County was divided into two militia regiments, and those into beats, as follows:  Seventy-first Regiment: Beats - Able's, 1; Blakes, 2; Arbacoochee, 3; Casper's, 4; Lovvorn, 5; Duke's, 6; Owen's, 7; Fish-head, 8; Ninety-first Regiment: Beats-  Wesabulga, 1; Roanoke, 2; Bacon Level, 3; Wehadkee, 4; Big River, 5; Wedowee, 6; Flat Rock, 7; Rock Mills, 8.

"1842--Benjamin A. Flinn [sic], Wiley Pritchett, Davis E. Grisham, and Sygmore Moore.

"B. A. Flinn lived in Able's beat.  He was a Whig and made a dutiful, efficient officer, prompt in attendance, reasonable and just in his opinion and acts.  He was personal friend of father's and shared his confidence.  I don't remember having seen him after his term of office expired."

A second paper in Barefield's book is her transcription of the"1850 Mortality Schedule for Randolph County", which contains the following listing:
"Benjamin Flinn, Age 3, Male, White, Free, POB AL, Mo. Died July, Cause of Death Unknown, Days Sick (blank)"

Jack Vardaman's analysis of this last listing is that it either could be referring to BAF himself with a mistranscription of his age (possibly 53 instead of 3, for example) or it could be referring to a heretofore unknown son of B. A. and Susan Flynn, there being no mistranscription.

In my own (John Gwin's) amateur opinion, the place of birth (AL) of the deceased seems to lend more credence to the latter--to him being a young son, than it does to being B. A. himself.  While we don't yet know exactly where or when either Susan or B. A. was born, we do know that they were married 6 Jul 1831 in Susan's home state of Georgia, and we believe she was between 89 and 95 years old when she died in 1902.  This would place her DOB from about 1807 to about 1813.  If B. A. were older than she, he'd have been born no later than 1807 and perhaps closer to 1800 if not earlier.  This being the case, several questions arise.  Were there Irish whites living in Alabama at the time?  Would it not be more likely that BAF himself would have been born in GA or even SC than in wilderness, Cherokee-territory, pre-Horseshoe-Bend, AL?  But I don't know.

But Whatever Happened to Benjamin Anderson Flynn?

That's all I have as of Jul 2010.]


Meet Ben's and Susan's Four (or Five?) Children!

25.01--John B. Flynn, b. ca. 1838; m. unk.--perhaps never;
25.02--Julia Ann Flynn, b. 1840; m. 21 Dec 1865 to John Forsythe Vardaman
25.03--Elijah E. (Elbert?) "Bert" Flynn, b. 1844; m. Rebecca Davis
25.04--Mary Ann Flynn, b. 1845; m. 1861 to John A. Lee
25.05?-Benjamin Flynn?-- b. unk.; d. ca. 1849?


And now take a more detailed look:

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25.01--John B. Flynn--b. ca. 1838 (age 12 in 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL; in the 1840 census of Randolph Co., B. A. Flinn has only one son, age 0-5); d. unk., perhaps in the Civil War; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

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25.02-- Julia Ann Flynn (my g-gm) b. 29 Oct 1840 in Arbacoochee, Randolph Co., AL; d. Sunday, 22 Nov 1931, at the home of her elder daughter and son-in-law, Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" and Maggie Mae Webb in Alexander City, Coosa Co., AL; bd. at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Ch. Cem. near Goodwater, AL; m. 21 Dec 1865 at Nixburg, Coosa Co. to John Forsythe Vardaman (b. 19 May 1835; d. Tues, 11 July 1906, bd. at  Smyrna); 4 children; (12 grandchildren); here are some very interesting anecdotes and stories;


John Forsythe Vardaman,
photo taken near the end of his life






Julia Ann Flynn Vardaman,
photo taken as a young woman

26.01--Marshall Evart (Everett?) Vardaman, m. Clara Owens "Odie" Carlisle; (eight children--click link to see more)

27.05--Jesse Harris Vardaman, Sr. m. Elsie Bell

28.02--Jesse Harris "Jack" Vardaman, Jr., CONTRIBUTOR [PRIVATE]
[John M. Gwin Note:  Jack and I are second cousins.]

26.02--John William Anderson "J. W." "Dubby" Vardaman; never married; (no children); was engaged to marry Diamond Grimmett at the time of his death, and it was she who penned his death note in the old John F. Vardaman family Bible;

26.03--Maggie May Vardaman, m. Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Webb; (no children)

26.04--Adrian Bell/Belle "Adabelle" Vardaman, m. James Bassett "Jim" Gwin, Sr.; (four children--click link to see more)

[John M. Gwin Note:  I am first cousin to each of Grandpa Jim's other descendants in generation 28, with the exception of my brother Pat, of course.]
27.01--James Bassett Gwin II, CONTRIBUTOR, m. Evelyn Merle Reese, (b. 7 Jun 1919 at Centreville, MS; d. 6 Aug 1981; bd. in Centreville); James was a respiratory therapist, collector of genealogy, entrepreneur, inventor, photographer, creator of ceramic art, magician (illusionist), grower of exotic plants, and perhaps many other; James and Evelyn had no children of their own, but adopted two daughters;
[John M. Gwin Note:  Jack and I are second cousins.]


[28.01]--Rose Elizabeth "Betty" White [PRIVATE] m. James Stewart [PRIVATE]

[29.01]-- James Reese Stewart, [PRIVATE]

[29.02]-- William Mark Stewart, b. [PRIVATE]

[29.03]-- Martence Renae Stewart, b.  [PRIVATE]

[28.02]--Juanita Ann Brister, [PRIVATE] name changed to Juanita Kate Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m1. Christopher Lyn Englebracht, Sr. facebook [PRIVATE]; m2. Scott Russell facebook [PRIVATE]

[29.01]--Christopher Lyn "Chris" Englebracht, Jr. facebook [PRIVATE] m.

27.02--John Vardaman Gwin, Sr., M.D. , m1. Moselle Brantly; one ch. of four total; m2. Marian Sue McQuiddy; no ch. of four total; m3. Catherine Larkin; three ch. of four total;

28.01--John Vardaman Gwin, Jr. [PRIVATE], m. Mildred Karon "Karon" Maner facebook [PRIVATE]

29.01--Bryan Vardaman Gwin facebook [PRIVATE],

29.02--Owen Gwin facebook [PRIVATE], m. Shannon Harris facebook [PRIVATE]

30.01--Emma Gwin facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--Evan Gwin facebook [PRIVATE]

JVGV m2.  Marian Sue McQuiddy;

JVGSr m3. Catherine Larkin;

28.02--Sheila Adrian Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE]

28.03--Eileen Larkin Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Jay Austin facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.01--Jay Austin, Jr. facebook friend [PRIVATE]

28.04--Daniel Vardaman Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Brenda Diane "Diane" Thames [PRIVATE]

29.01--Jason Hughes Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Jennifer facebook [PRIVATE]

30.01--Aubrey Gwin [PRIVATE]

27.03--Julia Ida Gwin, m. Dr. Loo, M.D. [PRIVATE]

28.01--Michael Kai Loo

28.01--Walter Loo [PRIVATE]

29.01--Loo [PRIVATE]

27.04--Adrian Sutton Gwin, CONTRIBUTOR, m. Dorothy Lee Keeney

28.01--John McDonald Gwinfacebook CONTRIBUTOR, m. Sharon Lynn Hamrick facebook friend

29.01--Jeremiah Scott Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Kara Marie Douglas facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.02--Charity Elizabeth Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Beau Scott Pihlaja facebook friend [PRIVATE]


29.03--Sarah Joy Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Jason Deane Johnson, Sr. facebook friend [PRIVATE]


28.02--Patrick Forsythe Gwin , b. 14 Feb 1951 in South Charleston, WV; d. 19 Feb 2008 in Witcher, WV; bd. cremated; m1. Sheryl "Sherry" Ruffner facebook friend [PRIVATE]

29.01--Courtney Elaine Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Neil Schott [PRIVATE]

29.01--Lauren Elissa Gwin facebook friend [PRIVATE] m. Charles Spurlock [PRIVATE]



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25.03--Elijah E. (Elbert?) "Burt/Bert" Flynn, b. in the state of Georgia 3 Sep 1844; d. Aug 1878; according to oral history, both are bd. on the farm near Oak Ridge, LA, though no stone has been found; m. Rebeckah F. Davis (b. unk.; d. unk., but sometime near when Elijah died--see following note); 2 children; 

[John M. Gwin Note:  I am third cousin to each one below who is in generation 28; each one in gen. 29 is 4th cousin to each of our three kids; and each one in gen. 30 is 5th cousin to each of our six grandkids.]

[JMGwin Note: Cousin Homer Flynn Jr., whom I just met over the phone tonight (11 Feb 2002) believes the middle name to be Elbert because two of EEF's descendants are named Elbert; and indeed, the LDS IGI file for Louisiana does list John William Flynn as son of Elija Elbert Flynn.]

[Homer Flynn, Jr., Note:  data from Sunshine's Bible and Bert's 1874 voter registration];

[JMGwin Note:   However, if this 3 Sep 1844 birthdate and 25.04--Mary Ann's 17 Mar 1845 birthdate are correct, that puts them only 6.5 months apart; further, Elijah is recorded as age 7, not 6, in the 1850 census, so perhaps he was actually born in 1843, not 1844.])

[JMGwin Note: Homer Flynn Jr. tells me that the Davises and Flynns had come from Alabama and are some of the oldest graves in the local cemetery, although Elijah "Bert" and Rebecca are allegedly buried out at the farm (no markers have survived, however), not in town;--the information supplied by Uncle James said that "Burt"'s middle name was "Burton" (Jack Vardaman tells me that indeed, the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL, shows Elijah "Bert" as "E. Burton"); however, Homer has a copy of the above voter registration document where Bert signed his name Elijah E. Flynn; Homer speculates that the middle name is Elbert--not only because of the nickname Bert, but also because two of Elijah's descendants are so named];

[Homer Flynn, Jr., Note:  Elijah and Rebecca lived on cotton land he owned some four miles east of Oak Ridge, a small farming community in Morehouse Parish, LA, some 60 miles wnw of Vicksburg MS; son John William inherited the farm and added on to it later.  One of the family members still owns the old homeplace, so it's still in the family.]


26.01--Benjamin Flynn, b. in (Bienville?) Parish,  LA, 8 Jan 18(64?); d. young, around age 21; bd. unk.; m. (probably never);

[J. Gwin Note: Homer told me in a followup visit on 28 April 2002 that as a young man, he heard that after Elijah and Rebeckah died, these two young sons (Benjamin and John William) lived in Gibsland, Bienville Parish, LA, with Rebecca's brother,  Mr. B. Davis; they didn't get along with him, however.]

26.02--John William Flynn, Homer's grandfather and John Gwin's g-granduncle;  b. 1 Jan 1872 [LDS IGI file says "1872 in Morehouse Parish, Oak Ridge, LA"]; d. 15 Oct 1930, age 58; m. 12 Feb 1893 (he was 21, she was 18), in Gibsland, LA, to Della Mae Bledsoe (b. 9 Jun 1874; d. 20 Apr 1930, age 55; bd. Baptist Cem., Oak Ridge, LA); 9 children; [photo of tombstone sent by Homer Flynn, Jr.]

[listed as John W. Flynn, salesman of general merchandise, age 28, b. Jan 1872 in LA/GA/AL, md. 7 yrs., in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as John W. Flynn, groceries and dry goods merchant, age 38, b. LA/US/US, m1., in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as John Flynn, store merchant, age 48, b. LA/GA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as John Flyn, farmer, age 58, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

[listed as Della Flynn, age 26, b. Feb 1874 in LA/TN/NC, md. 7 yr. w/4 of 4 ch. lvg., in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Della M. Flynn, age 37, b. LA/US/US, m1. 17 yrs. w/7 of 8 ch. lvg., in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Della May Flynn, age 46, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Della Flyn, farmer, age 56, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]


From: Bob Bledsoe Date: March 16, 2010 To: jmcdgwin@zianet.com
Subject: Della Mae Bledsoe


Saw the Flynn site with Della Mae.  This is all I have of Yancey's descendants.  I have all his ancestors.  If you have anything on Della, send it along.        Bob Bledsoe, Austin, TX

Descendants of Yancey Bledsoe
24.00--Yancey BLEDSOE    b: 18 Mar 1806 in NC        d: Abt. 1842; m: 03 Mar 1823 in Wake Co, NC to Martha (Patty) THORNE   (b: 15 Apr 1808; d: 15 Oct 1847)

25.01--G.W BLEDSOE    b: 04 Jul 1824 in NC
25.02--Lewis W. BLEDSOE    b: Dec 1825 in NC
25.03--Francis Marion BLEDSOE    b: 05 Mar 1827 in NC +Sarah J. TRUELOVE, m: 23 Jul 1846 in Sumter Co., AL

26.01--John T. BLEDSOE    b: 1849 in AL
26.02--D.J. BLEDSOE    b: 1851
26.03--Lucinda J. BLEDSOE    b: 1852 in AL
26.04--William Henry BLEDSOE    b: 1854 in LA
26.05--Clementine BLEDSOE    b: 1858 in LA
26.06--Lewis BLEDSOE    b: 1860
26.07--Albert BLEDSOE    b: 03 Sep 1865
26.08--Emma BLEDSOE    b: 1867
26.09--Sarah May BLEDSOE    b: 1868
26.10--Willie May BLEDSOE    b: 1871
26.11--Della Mae BLEDSOE    b: 09 Jun 1874 in Richland Parish, LA; d: 20 Apr 1930 in LA; m. John William FLYNN (b: 01 Jan 1872; d: 15 Oct 1930 in LA);

25.04--Eligray? BLEDSOE    b: Jan 1829
25.05--Elizabeth BLEDSOE    b: 18 Jun 1830 in TN
25.06--Yancey D. BLEDSOE    b: 10 Dec 1831 in TN; m: 12 Dec 1856 to Mary Aurelia JONES (b: 1836 in LA)

26.01--Susan BLEDSOE    b: 1859 in LA

25.07--Edna A. BLEDSOE    b: 1835 in AL
25.08--W. R. BLEDSOE    b: Jun 1837
25.09--Samarias BLEDSOE    b: 1839 in AL

27.01--Bennie Lois Flynn b. 8 Jan 1894 [Source of DOB: LDS IGI Louisiana file]; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. [same LDS IGI file says "23 or 28 Dec 1913 in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA"] to Larkin Ryan Hemler, Sr., (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least three ch.
[listed as Binnie Flynn, age 6, b. Jan 1894 in LA/LA/LA, in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Bennie L. Flynn, age 16, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Bennie Hemler, age 24, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 5 Feb 1920 census of Mer Rouge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Bennie F. Hemler, age 34, b. LA/GA/AL, in the 17 Apr 1930 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA]
[listed as Bennie F. Hemler, age 45, b. LA, in the 2 Apr 1940 census of Alto, Richland Par., LA]

[listed as Larkin R. Hemler, gen'l. prac. dentist, age 29, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 5 Feb 1920 census of Mer Rouge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Larkin R. Hemler, gen'l. prac. dentist, age 38, b. LA/LA/AL, in the 17 Apr 1930 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA]
[listed as L. R. Hemler, farmer(!), age 49, b. LA, in the 2 Apr 1940 census of Alto, Richland Par., LA]
28.01--Eileen L. Hemler, b. ca. 1915 in LA/LA/LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Earl Fred Stovall (b. 2 Sep 1909; d. 7 Jul 1959, age 50; bd. Mulhearn Mem. Pk. Cem., Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 32801396); unk. ch.
[listed as Elene Hemler, age 5, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 5 Feb 1920 census of Mer Rouge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Eileen L. Hemler, age 15, b. LA/GA/AL, in the 17 Apr 1930 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA]
[listed as Eileen L. Stovall, d-i-l, age 25, b. LA, in the 26 Apr 1940 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA, and lvg. w/her husb. and his parents]

[listed as Earl Stovall, drilling co. superintendent, age 30, b. TX
, in the 26 Apr 1940 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA, and lvg. w/his wife and his parents]

28.02--Oneida T. Hemler, b. ca. Dec 1917; m. unk.

[listed as Onida Hemler, age 2 y 2 m, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 5 Feb 1920 census of Mer Rouge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Onida T. Hemler, age 12, b. LA/GA/AL
, in the 17 Apr 1930 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA]
28.03--Larkin Ryan "Sonny" Hemler, Jr. [PRIVATE]
[listed as Larkin R. Hemler, age 5, b. LA/GA/AL, in the 17 Apr 1930 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA]
[listed as L. R.. Hemler, Jr., age 15, b. LA, in the 2 Apr 1940 census of Alto, Richland Par., LA]
27.02--Iva Lee "Sunshine" Flynn b. in Morehouse Parish, LA, 28 Jul 1896; d. 24 Mar 1973; bd. Lynn Cem., Archibald, Richland Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 32473295; m. John A. Logan (b. 17 Apr 1892; d. 20 Feb 1975; bd. Lynn Cem., Archibald, Richland Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 32479004);
[listed as Iva Flynn, age 4, b. Apr 1896 in LA/LA/LA, in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Iva L. Flynn, age 13, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Sunshine Logan, 23, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 21 Apr 1920 census of Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Sunshine Logan, 32, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Sunshine Logan, 43, b. LA, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Alto, Richland Par., LA]

[listed as John Logan, 27, b. MS/AL/MS, in the 21 Apr 1920 census of Richland Par., LA]
[listed as J. A. Logan, 38, b. MS/AL/MS, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of Richland Par., LA]
[listed as John A. Logan, 47, b. MS, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Alto, Richland Par., LA]
28.01--Wilmer Louise Logan, b. ca. Dec 1917 in LA/MS/LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as W. Louise Logan, 2 y 4 m, b. LA/MS/LA, in the 21 Apr 1920 census of Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Wilmer L. Logan, dau., 12, b. LA/MS/LA, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of Richland Par., LA]

28.02--Johnnie Dean Logan [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Collins [PRIVATE]

[listed as Johnie D. Logan, son (sic?), 9, b. LA/MS/LA, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of Richland Par., LA]

28.03--Lady Jewell Logan, b. 19 Mar 1922; d. 17 Jul 1996; bd. Lynn Cem., Archibald, Richland Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 32392761; m. Barnes Dewitt Dozier (b. 27 May 1908; 25 Feb 1987; bd. Lynn Cem., Archibald, Richland Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 32392765); unk. ch.
[listed as Lady J. Logan, 8, b. LA/MS/LA, in the 18 Apr 1930 census of Richland Par., LA]
[listed as Lady Jewel Logan, 18, b. LA, in the 8 Apr 1940 census of Alto, Richland Par., LA]
27.03--Francis Elbert Flynn, b. in Morehouse Parish, LA, 17 Dec 1897; d. bef. 1910 census; bd. unk.; m. never; no ch.;
[listed as Francis Elbert Flynn, age 2, b. Dec 1897 in LA/LA/LA, in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[not listed as lvg. w/his parents, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA, and presumed to be the one of 8 ch. to have died reported by Della in this census]

27.04--John Harold Flynn, b. 28 Jan 1900 in Morehouse Parish, LA; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;

[listed as John H. Flynn, age 4 mos., b. Jan 1900 in LA/LA/LA, in the 6 Jun 1900 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as John H. Flynn, age 10, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as John Harrell Flynn, age 20, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

27.05--Jewel Annie Flynn b. 17 Apr 1902 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA; d. 14 Nov 1988; bd. Memorial Pk. Cem., Bastrop, Morehouse Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 106298909; m. Hugh Griffin Parker, Sr. (b. 24 Jul 1909; d. 18 Jul 1977; bd. Memorial Pk. Cem., Bastrop, Morehouse Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 106298851); at least two ch;

[listed as Jewel Flynn, age 7, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Jewel Flynn, age 16, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

28.01--Merrilee Parker facebook [PRIVATE], m. Mr. Rogers [PRIVATE]

29.00--Suzy Rogers facebook [PRIVATE], m. Shelby Crain [PRIVATE],

30.00--Meredith Jewel Crain facebook [PRIVATE],

30.00--Harrison Crain facebook [PRIVATE], m. Sadie Pate Morgan facebook [PRIVATE],

28.02--Hugh G. Parker, Jr., b. 25 Jul 1934 in Bastrop, LA; d. 6 Nov 2007; bd. Memorial Pk. Cem., Bastrop, Morehouse Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 22908145; m.  Sarabeth Boughton facebook [PRIVATE]


OBITUARY

Funeral services for Mr. Hugh Parker are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at First Baptist Church in Bastrop with Rev. Jim Ingram, Dr. L.H. McCollough, and Rev. Dick Day officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Golden Funeral Home.

Hugh Parker was born July 25, 1934, in Bastrop. In 1949, Hugh contracted polio and he spent the next year in New Orleans receiving treatment and then went to Warm Springs, GA, for therapy and recuperation. Hugh returned to Bastrop and to Bastrop High School where he graduated in 1952. He attended LSU and graduated in 1956 with a degree in architectural engineering.

In 1963, Hugh married Sarabeth Boughton, and they are the parents of two daughters, Sharon Lynn Johnson and husband Charlie of Garland, TX, and Lee Anne McDonald and husband Clay of Choudrant, LA. Three granddaughters are Amelia Cooper and Audrey McDonald of Choudrant, LA, and Ragan Johnson of Garland, TX. Three grandsons are Eric Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and Chuck Johnson, all of Monroe, LA. Other survivors include one sister, Merrilee Rogers of Garland, TX; niece, Suzy Crain and husband Shelby, and great niece and nephew, Meredith and Harrison Crain, all of Sachse, TX; sister-in-law, Sharon B. Green and husband Charlie of Lebanon, TN; nieces, Holly Herrington of Chicago, IL, Marea Herrington of Nashville, TN, Sara H. Jones and husband Nolan of Kilmichael, MS.

Hugh was presented the Mayor's Award for Outstanding Disabled Individual in 2001, was a recent board member for ARCO, was on the Louisiana Architect's Selection Board in 1997, and a member of the Board of Regents of Louisiana Architectural Foundation in 2002. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Monroe, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of First Baptist Church in Bastrop. Hugh was affiliated with the American Institute of Architects, AIA Louisiana, AIA Monroe, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.

His professional experience includes 45 years of practice in all types of architecture, especially churches, educational, housing residential, commercial and institutional. Some of his projects include Monroe/West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Wyly Tower at Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana at Monroe Football Stadium and Baseball Stadium, ULM Activities Center, City Hall and Police Station of Bastrop, many churches in the area - including McGuire United Methodist Church of West Monroe and Lea Joyner United Methodist Church in Monroe. He has worked for Ouachita Parish School Board, Monroe City School Board, Claiborne Parish School Board, Richland Parish School Board, Morehouse Parish School Board, and Franklin Parish School Board.

The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Bastrop Canada Missions Fund, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, Rays of Sonshine, or the charity of your choice. 


29.01--Sharon Lynn Parker facebook [PRIVATE] m. Charlie Johnson

30.00--Eric Johnson [PRIVATE]

30.00--Matthew Johnson [PRIVATE]

30.00--Chuck Johnson [PRIVATE]

30.00--Ragan Elizabeth Johnson facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Lee Anne Parker facebook [PRIVATE] m. Clay McDonald [PRIVATE]

30.00--Amelia McDonald facebook [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Cooper [PRIVATE]

30.00--Audrey McDonald facebook [PRIVATE]

27.06--Bernie Lester Homer "Doby" Flynn, Sr. b. 1 Jun 1904 in Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, LA; d. 4 Feb 1970; bd. in Baptist Cemetery, Oak Ridge, LA, beside his widow; m. Florine F. "TinTin" (nee unk.--b. 4 Jan 1905; d. 25 Jan 1986; bd. in Baptist Cem., Oak Ridge, LA, beside her husband); [photo of tombstone sent by Homer Flynn, Jr.]
[listed as Homer Flynn, age 5, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Homer Flynn, age 15, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Homer Flynn, auto mechanic, 35, b. in LA, in the 1940 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

[listed as Florrine Flynn, 35, b. in LA, in the 1940 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

28.00--Homer Flynn, Jr., CONTRIBUTOR, b. 18 Jan 1924 in Oak Ridge, LA; d. 22 Jul 2011 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA; bd. Forest Park East Cem., Shreveport, Caddo Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 73850308; m. Abney Dell Scanland (d/o Abney Downs Scanland, s/o Adelaide Amelia Abney; facebook [PRIVATE]); owned the farm--141 acres;
[listed as Homer Flynn, 16, b. in LA, in the 1940 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

[Homer Flynn Note: Cousin John--...A little side story--My wife's name, before we married, was Abney Dell Scanland (d/o Abney Downs Scanland, s/o Adelaide Amelia Abney); the Scanlands and the Abneys lived in Bossier Parish, LS; Adelaide had a brother named Frank Abney, who lived in Charleston, WV, and was president of the bank there; I never met any Abneys and don't know how he got from LA to WV, but since you had some connection with Charleston, I thought it would be interesting if you had ever known or heard of the Abney family.  Homer]


Homer Flynn, Jr.       

SHREVEPORT, LA - Graveside services for Mr. Homer Flynn, Jr., age 87, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2011, at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Avenue, with Rev. Terry Love, pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, officiating.  Mr. Flynn was born in Oak Ridge, La., and passed away on July 22, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Flynn was a charter member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, President and Owner of The Werner Company, Inc., longtime member of Associated General Contractors, SBEA, and Louisiana Engineering Society.

Mr. Flynn is survived by his wife of 67 Years, Dell Flynn; two sons, Homer Flynn III of San Francisco, California, and Kevin Flynn of Bossier City, La.; two daughters, Christy Flynn and Amy Flynn both of Shreveport, La.; one brother, Jay Flynn of Oak Ridge, La.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Miller, Jana Flynn and Isabelle Barbier; and four great-grandchildren, Abby Hicks, Alex Miller, Parker Miller and Francis Brewer.



29.01--Homer Flynn III [PRIVATE]

[John Gwin Note:  Somehow the name Barbier seems to be associated with Homer III's line.]

29.02--Kevin Flynn facebook [PRIVATE]

30.00--Jennifer Flynn facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Miller [PRIVATE]

30.00--Jana Flynn facebook [PRIVATE];

29.03--Christy Flynn [PRIVATE]

29.04--Amy Eileen Flynn, b. ca. 1959 in LA; d. 7 Sep 2011; bd. Forest Park East Cem., Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 76257808; m. unk.; div.; no ch.


Amy Flynn

SHREVEPORT, LA - Miss Amy Eileen Flynn, 52, passed away on Wednesday, September 07, 2011, in Shreveport, LA. Graveside services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th, at Forest Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Terry Love of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

Miss Flynn was a native and lived most of her life in Shreveport, LA. She was a graduate of Captain Shreve High School and attended NLU and LSUS. She loved her art work.

Miss Flynn was preceded in death by her father, Homer Flynn, Jr. She is survived by her mother, Dell S. Flynn; sister, Christy Flynn; brothers, Homer Flynn, III and Kevin Flynn; and seven nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Harmony Life Hospice Staff.
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Published in Shreveport Times on September 9, 2011


28.01-- [PRIVATE]

28.02-- [PRIVATE]

28.03-- [PRIVATE]

28.04-- [PRIVATE]

28.05-- [PRIVATE]

28.06-- [PRIVATE]

28.07--Unnamed Infant Son, b. and d. Nov 1938; bd. in Baptist Cemetery, Oak Ridge, LA [photo of tombstone sent by Homer Flynn, Jr.]

28.08--Jay Elbert Flynn [PRIVATE]

[listed as Jay E. Flynn, 3 mos., b. in LA, in the 1940 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

27.07--Rebecca Faye Flynn [COULD THIS BE OUR REBECCA ELLIS?  b. 7 May 1907; d. 7 Feb 2000; bd. Mer Rouge Cem., Mer Rouge, Morehouse Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 31269820]; m. Mr. Ellis;
[listed as Rebecca Flynn, age 3, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Rebecca Flynn, age 13, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Rebecca Flyn, age 21, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

27.08--James William "J. W."  "Ted" Flynn, Sr., b. 28 Oct 1909; d. 1 May 2003; bd. Memorial Pk. Cem., Bastrop, Morehouse Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 107040377; m. Reba Williams (b. 5 Oct 1913; d. 9 Sep 2004; bd. Memorial Pk. Cem., Bastrop, Morehouse Par., LA--Find A Grave Memorial# 107040402); at least two ch.

[listed as James W. Flynn, age 1 y 8 m, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 19 May 1910 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as James Flynn, age 10, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as J. W. Flyn, garage mechanic, age 23, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[Two weeks later, he is listed as James W. Flynn, renter, service station operator, age 20, b. LA/GA/AL, in the 17 Apr 1930 census of Monroe, Ouachita Par., LA, and lvg. w/the fam. of his oldest sister Bennie Hemler.]

28.01--James William "J. W." Flynn, Jr., [PRIVATE]

28.02--Reba Carol Flynn, [PRIVATE]

27.09--Juanita Vardaman "Nita" Flynn--b. 9 Apr 1912; d. 5 Mar 1937, age 24 yrs, 10 mo; bd. Oak Ridge Bapt. Cem., Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA--Plot: Block 6--Find A Grave Memorial# 97735933; m. George Alfred Corry, Jr., lived at Rayville, LA;
[listed as Juanita Flynn, age 6, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 15 Mar 1920 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]
[listed as Nita Flyn, age 18, b. LA/LA/LA, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Oak Ridge, Morehouse Par., LA]

[JMGwin Note:  I have a photograph in Dad's (Adrian S. Gwin's) old photo album of a young girl, maybe 5 years old; the caption, penned in my dad's hand, says, "'one Sunday morn' Cousin Nita Flynn--'Way long time ago--."  Then beside that, "Nita died on Mar. 5, 1937.  Buried in Oak Ridge, La.  She had married Geo. Alfred Corry, Jr., and they lived at Rayville, La."]


[photo of tombstone sent by Homer Flynn, Jr.]



Some Addenda
for
Elijah and Rebekah




[John Gwin Note:  Notes below in this dark green are those Homer Flynn, Jr., sent me in early April 2002 on Post-It Notes (which were stuck to photocopies of various old documents)--non-italics here represent what is typed in these notes; italics represent handwritten material; indented entries in coffee color are photocopies of pages of the original documents.]

Note 1: This is the voter registration of Elijah E. Flynn that I spoke to you about on the telephone.  It dispelled any doubt, to me, that his name was Elijah E. Flynn.  We just don't know much about him yet.  Since we also believe his middle name was Elbert, they could very well have called him Bert.  He was married to Rebekah (sometimes spelled Rebecca) Davis, but I don't know if he married her in Oak Ridge or if he brought her there.  There were Davis's who were early settlers in Oak Ridge.   Homer Flynn, Jr.,  February 2002

Above: obverse, below: reverse.  Elijah E. Flynn registered to vote in Morehouse Parish, LA, on 22 Sep 1874, stating that he was born in Georgia (sic!) in 1844 and had resided in Louisiana since 1867, some seven years.  This is the first we've seen or heard that Susan may indeed have returned to Georgia, if only briefly, and had at least Elijah there. Would it have been to allow the Watson grandparents to see their grandchildren after all? Ah, perhaps it was to allow the Flynn grandparents to see their grandchildren.



Note 2: FAMILY RECORD pages from "A Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible".  I have this book, and it's in pretty bad shape, but my grandparents filled in these lines as if it were a Bible.  I believe there is a Family Bible someplace.  The story is that my father changed his name from Bernie Lester to Homer.  I never asked him about this and it has been mine and his name all these years.  His birthdate is wrong; I know he was born in 1904.  The Bledsoes on the Marriages page are my grandmother and her sisters. Homer Flynn, Jr.  February 2002    

[John Gwin Note: 
Indeed, the entry shown below clearly has the name Bernie Lester scratched out and "Homer" penned in over it.]



above:
________
BIRTHS.
Jno. Harold Flynn son of Della and John W. Flynn was borne Jan 28 1900 Morehouse  Parish 

Jewel Annie daughter of Jno.W. and D.M. Flynn was borne April 17 1902 Oak Ridge
Morehouse Parish

Francis Elbert Flynn son of J.W. & D.M. Flynn was borne in Morehouse Parish Decr 17th 1897


below:
Family Record
BIRTHS

Bennie Lois Flynn
daughter of J.W. Flynn and Della M. Flynn was borne in the state La. Bienville Parish Jan 8 1894.


Iva Lee Flynn daughter of J.W. and D.M. Flynn was borne in Morehouse Parish  La. July 28 1896

Francis Elbert Flynn son of J.W. & D.M. Flynn was borne in Morehouse Parish Decr 17th 1897






_____________

MARRIAGES.

B. A.  Spiers  and Willie M. Bledsoe was married Jan 25, 1891.
A. D. Bridges  and Sallie Bledsoe was married  Dec 20, 1889.
J. W. Flynn and Della Bledsoe was married  Feby 12, 1893

Note 3:  When I attended Sunshine's funeral, I saw a Bible on a table at her home and copied these notes from it.  I suppose it was the Flynn Family Bible, but I don't recall much about it.  All three of Sunshine's daughters have died.  I am in touch with one of her granddaughters, but I have not asked her about the Bible.      Homer Flynn, Jr.,  February 2002

Elijah E. Flynn and Miss Rebeckah F. Davis was married February 1st, A. D. 1867
John W. Flynn and Miss Della M. Bledsoe was married Feby 12 '93
Elijah E. Flynn was born in the state of Georgia Sept 3rdA.D. 1844
Miss Rebeckah F. Davis wife of Elijah E. Flynn was born in Ala March 10th A. D. 1847
John son of Elijah E. and Rebeckah Flynn and was born in Louisiana Morehouse Parish Oct 22nd A. D. 1870
James Benjamin, son of Elijah E. and Rebeckah Flynn and was born in Morehouse Parish Louisiana January 1, 1872
E. E. Flynn died in August 1878
Mrs. Rebecka F. Flynn died July 27, 1885
James Benjamin son of E. E. and R. F. Flynn died Oct. 23 A. D. 1891
John W. Flynn was born in the state of Louisiana Morehouse Parish January 1 A. D. 1871
Miss Della M. Bledsoe wife of John W. Flynn was born in La. Richland Parish June 9 A. D. 1873
Bennie Lois Flynn daughter of JW and Della M. Flynn was born in the state of Louisiana Bienville Parish January 8th A. D. 1894
Note 4:  [PHOTO] This is all of the Flynn siblings of Oak Ridge, LA, except Nita who had died in 1937.  I do not know the date of this photo, but it must have been in the 1940's.
Top Row, L-R
John Harold Flynn
Homer Flynn
J.W. (James William) Flynn, also known as Ted
Bottom Row, L-R
Sunshine Flynn Logan
Rebecca Flynn Ellis
Bennie Flynn Hemler
Jewell Flynn Parker

All are now deceased except J.W., who will be 93 in October 2002.         Homer Flynn, Jr.  February 2002
 

Note 5:  [PHOTO] A gathering of the Flynn family in Oak Ridge, LA, in the late 1940's.
Rear, L-R
John Harold Flynn
Homer Flynn
H. G. Parker (Jewell's husband)
J.W. (Ted) Flynn
Next Row, L-R
Rebecca Flynn Ellis
John Logan (Sunshine's husband)
Sunshine Flynn Logan
Bennie Flynn Hemler
Jewell Flynn Parker
Rheba Flynn (J.W.'s wife)
Next Row, L-R
L.R. Hemler, Jr. (Sonny)
Merilee Parker (Jewell's daughter)
Florine Flynn (my--Homer Jr.'s--mother)
Me--Homer Flynn, Jr., holding Homer III
Front Row, L-R
J.W. Flynn, Jr.
______ Hemler (Sonny's wife)
Wilmer Louise Logan (Sunshine's dtr)
Hugh G. Parker, Jr. (Jewell's son)
Eileen Hemler Stovall (Bennie's daughter--baby unk.)
Dell Flynn (my wife)
Jay Flynn (my brother)

Homer Flynn, Jr.  February 2002

Note 6:  [PHOTO] This is a picture of my father's parents, John W. (William) Flynn and Della Mae Bledsoe Flynn.  It was obviously taken when they were very young, but I don't know when, or any story about it.
The original was in the possession of Johnnie Dean Logan Collins (now deceased), Aunt Sunshine's daughter and my first cousin.
Homer Flynn, Jr.  February 2002

Note 7: This is a copy of the letter my grandfather, J. W. Flynn, received from his Cousin Maggie.  When Maggie refers to Delia, she really means Della, John's wife and my grandmother.  I believe Maggie would be your grandmother's sister.      Homer Flynn, Jr.  February 2002.




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25.04--Mary Ann Flynn, b. 17 Mar 1845; d. 10 Nov 1904; bd. Clover Hill Cem., Quitman, Wood Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 90919241; m. 1861 [JMG Note:  LDS IGI file says 15 Dec 1861]; [recorded as married 38 years in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX] to John Abraham Lee (b. 24 Feb 1839; d. 29 Nov 1902; bd. Clover Hill Cem., Quitman, Wood Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 37104469); Mary and John moved to Wood Co., TX, in 1871, settling in the Cartwright Community ca. 1873; John, a Confederate veteran, {Private - Co. B, 60th Infantry Regiment, AL} had enlisted in 1862 and served until the war's close  (Tom and Dona  report that they have his "safe conduct" from Appomattox).  He was a private in Co. B of the 60 Reg't Ala. Inf.; Mary Ann reports 8 of 11 ch. lvg. in 1900 census;
[listed as Mary A. Lee, age 35, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX];
[listed as Mary Lee, age 55, in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1,
Wood Co., TX]

[listed as John A. Lee, age 41, farmer, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1,
Wood Co., TX];
[listed as John A. Lee, age 61, in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1,
Wood Co., TX]
[Tom Lee Note: JAL's parents may have been Isaiah and Demares Lee, as they are the only ones in the 1850 Coosa Co., AL, census that have a John A at the right age--]

[JMG Note:  tonight, 15 Nov 2001, I took my first look at this 1850 Coosa Co., Coosa District AL., US Census, and indeed, in residence #739 was family #739: Mr. Isaiah Lee, 43, a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and native of SC, who was living with Damaris Lee, age 32 and native of NC, with children Mary, 18; Martha, 17; and Rebecca, 14, all of SC, and John, 11, Joseph, 9, Cinthia, 7, Levi, 6, Thomas, 5, Solomon, 3, and a girl, 2, whose name might be Cresay, all seven of whom were born in AL;
BINGO! In Aug 2002, Mary Ann's and John's g-granddaughter Laverne Smith (whose additions are in this blue in this section) sent records that Julia D. Lee McLamore, MaryAnn's and John's 5th-born, was named Julia Demaris (for each of their mothers)!  OK, Lee researchers, Isaiah and Demaris Lee are the head of the family!]

26.01--John Binion Lee, b. in AL on 8 May/Mar 1863 in Coosa Co., AL; d. 29 May/Mar 1918 in Austin, TX; bd. Clover Hill Cem., Quitman, Wood Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 37104470; m1. bef. 1892 to Unk. (nee unk.; b. unk.; d. bef. 1897; bd. unk. but prob. in Wood Co., TX); at least one ch.; m2. 17 Jan 1897 to Martha L. "Mattie" Turner; at least 5 ch. (at least 6 total):
[listed as son John B. Lee, age 17, farm laborer, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX];
[listed as John B. Lee, age 37 (b. Mar 1863 in AL), in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as John B. Lee, age 47 (b. in TX/AL/AL), in the 3 May 1910 census of Justice Pct. 7, Wood Co., TX]
JBLee m2. to Mattie (nee unk., b. Aug 1867); 3 ch. (4 total):
[listed as Mattie Lee, age 32 (b. Aug 1867 in TX), in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Mattie L. Lee, age 42 (b. in TX/SC/NC), in the 3 May 1910 census of Justice Pct. 7, Wood Co., TX; 4 of 5 ch. lvg.]
[listed as Mattie L. Lee, widow, age 52 (b. in TX/SC/NC), in the 28 Jan 1920 census of Cartwright Voting Pct. 17, Wood Co., TX]


John Binion Lee family, taken in Texas in 1908 (date based on Maggie's apparent age);
l-r:  Carlos Lee, Avis Lee (standing), Travis Lee, J. B. Lee, Gerald Lee, second wife Mattie Lee, and Maggie Lee;
Photo owned and copy sent in by Cousin Linda, granddaughter of Maggie Lee (see below).


From: "barb"                                Date: Feb 24, 2010
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>        Subject: Lee family

I am a descendant of Isaiah Lee and Demaris Dorman.  Would love to share info. I am down their son Lemick Soloman Lee and Ophelia Bailey.      Barb V

From: "Linda" lmarsbar at cablelynx dot com              Date: September 6, 2012
To: "'John Gwin'" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>                  Subject: RE: Bejamin Flynn & Susan Watson
John,  Good to hear from you.  I came across your web site while researching my family tree.  Here are the first of the family group sheets from my ancestry.com tree.  Maggie May Lee was my grandmother, daughter of John B. Lee, granddaughter of John A. Lee.  I saw your web site and thought I could help fill in the blanks on John B. Lee.
 
John B. Lee had two wives.  I have attached both.  He served as a representative in the Texas House of Representatives.
John Binion Lee, son of John A. Lee and Mary Flynn Lee was born on March 8, 1863 in Coosa County Alabama.  He came to Texas with his parents in 1873 and settled in the Cartwright Community near Quitman.  His father was a Confederate veteran in the Civil War.  John B. Lee married Martha Turner on January 17th, 1897 and had five children.  He was a farmer in Wood County and was active in the Democratic Party.  He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1916. He represented Wood and Rains counties in the 35th Legislature of Texas from 1916 through 1918.  Representatives were paid $5.00 per day for their service.

 John B. Lee died in Austin the last day of a called session of the legislature on March 29, 1918, of typhoid fever.  His body was brought from Austin to Winnsboro by train, and then to Clover Hill Cemetery in Quitman by a motor drawn hearse.  His was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World.

I have pictures of the headstones on my ancestry tree for date verifications.  Most of the information I have came from my grandmother’s Bible, notes from my granduncle Gerald Lee, and stories written in the Wood County book 1850-1900.   Let me know if you would like more.
                Linda


27.01--Carlos W. Lee, b. ca. Jul 1892; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m1. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Carlos Lee, age 7 (b. in TX Jul 1892), in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Carlos W. Lee, age 17 (b. in TX/AL/AL), in the 3 May 1910 census of Justice Pct. 7, Wood Co., TX]

Can this Carlos W. Lee be ours?  Clearly each of these is the same as the other, but is he the same as ours?  I wish there were some other evidence besides name and age that ties him to ours.
Name: C W Lee
Age: 27
Birth Year: abt 1893
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1920: Dallas Precinct 24, Dallas, Texas
Spouse's Name: Paula Lee
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Household Members:
Name Age
C W Lee 27
Paula Lee 23
Carlos W Lee 3
[3 4/12] 
Alice M Lee 1
[1 5/12] 
AND HERE THEY ARE ON
Carlos W. Lee
Find A Grave Memorial# 69271545

Name: Carlos W Lee
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1893
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Paula Lee
Father's Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Household Members:
Name Age
Carlos W Lee 37
Paula Lee 33
Carlos Lee 13
Margaret Lee 11
Name: Carlos W Lee
Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Home in 1940: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
Street: Monterey
House Number: 2015
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Household Members:
Name Age
Carlos W Lee 46
Paula V Lee 43
Margaret Wagner 21
Darlene Anne Wagner 6/12


27.02--Avis E. Lee, b. Nov 1897; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Alvis Lee, daughter, age 2 (b. Nov 1897 in TX), in the 12 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Avis E. Lee, age 12 (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 3 May 1910 census of Justice Pct. 7, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Avis Lee, age 22 (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 28 Jan 1920 census of Cartwright Voting Pct. 17, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Avis Lee, age 32, single, (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 15 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX, and lvg. w/her bro. Gerald]


27.03--Travis F. Lee, b. ca. 1903 in TX/AL/AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Travis F. Lee, age 7 (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 3 May 1910 census of Justice Pct. 7, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Travis Lee, age 17 (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 28 Jan 1920 census of Cartwright Voting Pct. 17, Wood Co., TX]

27.04--Gerald T. Lee, b. 6 Mar 1906 in TX/AL/AL; d. 19 Jan 1991; bd. Clover Hill Cem., Quitman, Wood Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 37104467; m. Oma (nee unk.; b. 15 Oct 1910; d. unk.; bd. Clover Hill Cem., Quitman, Wood Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 37104477; at least two ch.;
[listed as Gerald T. Lee, age 4 (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 3 May 1910 census of Justice Pct. 7, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Gerald Lee, age 13 (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 28 Jan 1920 census of Cartwright Voting Pct. 17, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Gerald T. Lee, age 24 (b. in TX/TX/AL--sic), in the 15 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]

[listed as Gerald T. Lee, age 34 (b. in TX), in the 23 Apr 1940 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]

[listed as Oma Lee, age 19, in the 15 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Oma Lee, age 29 (b. in TX), in the 23 Apr 1940 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
28.01--Louise Lee, b. ca. Sep 1928 in TX/TX/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Louise Lee, age 1 yr. 7 mos. (b. in TX/TX/TX), in the 15 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Louise Lee, age 11 (b. in TX), in the 23 Apr 1940 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
28.02--Truman Lee, b. ca. Dec 1929 in TX/TX/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Truman Lee, age 4 mos. (b. in TX/TX/TX), in the 15 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Truman Lee, age 10 (b. in TX), in the 23 Apr 1940 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
27.05--Maggie May White Lee, b. ca. Aug 1908; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; at least one ch.;
[listed as Maggie M. Lee, age 1 yr. 9 mos. (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 3 May 1910 census of Justice Pct. 7, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Maggie M. Lee, age 11 (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 28 Jan 1920 census of Cartwright Voting Pct. 17, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Maggie Lee, age 21, single, (b. in TX/AL/TX), in the 15 Apr 1930 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX, and lvg. w/her bro. Gerald]
28.00--(Linda's parent), [PRIVATE]
29.00--Linda, CONTRIBUTOR, [PRIVATE]

26.02--Mariah Cathon/Catherine Lee, b. 22 Jan 1866 in AL; d. 22 Jul 1939; bd. Earthman Resthaven Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 37405353; m. ca. 1884 (md. 16 yrs. in 1900 census) to Thomas Henry "Tom" Holley (b. 7 Jul 1864 in TX; d. 30 Sep 1939; bd. Earthman Resthaven Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 37405354); reports 5 of 7 ch. still living in 1900 census;
[listed as daughter Mariah C. Lee, age 14, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX];
[listed as Mariah Holley, age 35 (b. Jul 1888 in AL), in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Mariah Holley, age 43, b. AL/AL/AL, md. 25 yrs. w/6 of 10 ch. lvg., in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Mariah Holley, age 53, b. AL/AL/AL, in the 27 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Mariah Holley, age 64, in the 5 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]

[listed as Thos. H. Holley, age 35 (b. Jul 1864 in TX), in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Thomas H. Holley, age 45, b. TX/AL/AL, md. 25 yrs., in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Tom H. Holley, age 55, b. TX/AL/AL, in the 27 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Tomas H. Holley, feed salesman, age 66, in the 5 Apr 1930 census of Houston, Harris Co., TX]
27.01--unk. ch. Holley, b. bef. 1888 in TX; d. bef. 1888 in TX; bd. unk.; Mariah reports 6 of 10 ch. lvg. in 1910, and the time of her marriage and the ages of the other children suggest this child born here in the birth order.

27.02--unk. ch. Holley, b. bef. 1888 in TX; d. bef. 1888 in TX; bd. unk.; Mariah reports 6 of 10 ch. lvg. in 1910, and the time of her marriage and the ages of the other children suggest this child born here in the birth order.

27.03--Mona Crawford Holley, b. ca. Jul 1888 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Monah Holley, age 11 (b. Jul 1888 in TX, in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Mona Holley, age 21, b. TX/TX/AL, in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]

27.04--unk. ch. Holley, b. bef. 1888 in TX; d. bef. 1888 in TX; bd. unk.; Mariah reports 6 of 10 ch. lvg. in 1910, and the time of her marriage and the ages of the other children suggest this child born here in the birth order.

27.05--Oscar Holley, b. ca. Feb 1892 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Oscar Holley, age 8 (b. Feb 1892 in TX), in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Oscar Holley, age 18, b. TX/TX/AL, in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]

27.06--Bubin Otho Holley, b. ca. Mar 1890 ; d. bef. 1910, prob. ca. 1900-01; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Bubin Holley, age 10 (b. Mar 1890 in TX), in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[not listed as lvg. w/his parents in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX, and presumed deceased for three reasons: 1. he's not listed; 2. mother reports here that only these 6 of ten are still lvg.; and 3. younger brother is also named Otho, prob. as namesake for this one]

27.07--Eula/Eulalie Fry Holley, b. ca. Apr 1894 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Eulalu Holley, age 6 (b. Apr 1894 in TX), in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Eulalie Holley, age 16, b. TX/TX/AL, in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]

27.08--Lola Griffin Holley, b. ca. Sep 1896 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Lola Holley, age 3 (b. Sep 1896 in TX), in the 1 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Lola Holley, age 13, b. TX/TX/AL, in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]

27.09--Otho Holley, b. 27 Jun 1900 in TX; d. 30 Mar 1971 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; bd. Forest Park Westheimer Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 108448866; m. 1 Feb 1925 to Bernice Belle Pool (b. 17 Mar 1902 in TX; d. 5 Aug 1963 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; bd. Forest Park Westheimer Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 108448965); at least one ch.; WWI vet.
[listed as Otho Holley, age 9, b. TX/TX/AL, in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]

28.00--Otho Holley, Jr., b. 22 Dec 1925 in Wharton Co., TX; d. 1 Sep 1994 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; bd. Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 40022746; Lieutenant, Houston Police Dept.; veteran US Navy, WW II; m. Mildred Ethel Earl Harding (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; div., m2. Mr. Stedman); at least three ch.;

29.00--Mary Lucille Holley [PRIVATE] m. Mr. Rutigliano [PRIVATE]

29.00--Robert Oscar Holley [PRIVATE]

29.00--Donald Edward "Eddie" Holley, b. 8 Nov 1954 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; d. 1 Sep 1994 in Houston, Harris Co., TX; bd. Macedonia Bapt. Ch. Cem., Macedonia, Cleburne Co., AL--Find A Grave Memorial# 36036534; m1. Susan Bond (div., no ch.); m2. 24 Jan 1994 to Betty Ann Reynolds (2 ch., div.); 2 ch.

30.00--Matthew McKenzie Anderson Holley [PRIVATE]

30.00--Mark Edwards Holley [PRIVATE]

OBITUARY

Donald Edward (Eddie) Holley was born on 8 Nov 1954 in Houston, Harris Co., TX and was the son of Otho Holley, Jr. and Mildred Ethel Earl Harding Holley Stedman. His siblings included: Mary Lucille Holley Rutigliano and Robert Oscar Holley.

He attended Sam Houston High School in Houston, Harris Co., TX and was a member of the ROTC Unit. He left school in the 12th Grade, took his GED and joined the U.S. Army.

On 24 April 1974, Eddie was enlisted and was sent to boot camp at Fort Polk, LA. He became a petroleum laboratory specialist and his job was to test the fuels used in flying helicopters. He was assigned to Co. A, 15th Support & Training Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood in Killeen, Bell Co., TX.

He was discharged with the rank of Specialist/4 on 23 April 1977. After discharge, he served in the Texas Army National Guard at Ellington Field in Houston, Harris Co., TX and was assigned to the 1136th Medical Detachment (Air Ambulance).  His awards include the National Defense Service Medal.

Eddie used his GI Bill benefits to attend Houston Community College where he received his Associates Degree.

After he was discharged from active duty, he held a variety of jobs including a lab technician at Rice University; communications for the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission; communications at the Bush Intercontinental Airport, City of Houston; and, civilian contract employee at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Pensacola, FL.

On 17 Jan 1981 in Harris Co., TX, Eddie was married to Susan Bond. They were divorced on 18 Nov 1981 in Harris Co., TX. They had no children.   On 24 Jan 1994 in Harris Co., TX, Eddie was next married to Betty Ann Reynolds. They were divorced. They had two sons, Matthew McKenzie Anderson Holley and Mark Edwards Holley.

On 12 Aug 2005 in Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL, Eddie was sitting at his desk as a civilian contract employee at the Pensacola Naval Air Station when he suffered a massive heart attack and died. He was buried at the Macedonia Cemetery near Ranburne, Cleburne Co., AL.

On 7 June 2008, he was posthumously awarded the National Defense Medal by the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, United Daughters of the Confederacy in Houston, Texas.


27.10--Grady Holley, b. ca. 1905 in TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Grady Holley, age 5, b. TX/TX/AL, in the Apr 1910 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]
[listed as Grady Holley, age 15, b. TX/TX/AL, in the 27 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 1, Wharton Co., TX]

26.03--Mary Susan "Susie" Lee, b. 29 Aug 1868; d. 12 Dec 1886; bd. unk.; m. unk. date/place to Homer Thomason (b. in AL ca. Nov 1862; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m2. L. Bell [nee unk., b. ca. Nov 1879; d. unk.; bd. unk.]); 1 child
[listed as daughter Mary H. Lee, age 11, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]

[listed as Homer Thomason, newlywed (md. 0 yrs.), age 37 (b. Nov 1862) , in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]

[listed as L. Bell Thomason, newlywed (md. 0 yrs.), age 20 (b. Nov 1879 in MS) , in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]

[JMG Note: Clearly her death resulted from complications in the birth of her daughter Essie, their respective death/birth dates being the same month if not the same day.]
27.01--Eura R. "Essie" Thomason, dau, b. ca. Dec 1886; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. ca. 1906 to James Merle "Jim" Pollard (b. ca. 1883 in GA/GA/GA; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 8 ch.;
[listed as Essie R. Thomason, age 13 (b. Dec 1886 in TX), in the 4 Jun 1900 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Eura Pollard, age 27, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Quitman, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Eura Pollard, age 39, b. in TX/TX/TX, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]
[listed as Eura Pollard, age 49, b. in TX, in the 21 May 1940 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]

[listed as Jim M. Pollard, age 37, b. in GA/GA/GA, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Quitman, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Murrale Pollard, age 48, b. in GA/GA/GA, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]
[listed as James M. Pollard, age 59, b. in GA, in the 21 May 1940 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]
28.01--Wilborn Pollard, b. ca. 1907 in TX/GA/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Wilborn Pollard, age 13, b. in TX/GA/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Quitman, Wood Co., TX]

28.02--Glen Pollard, b. ca. 1909 in TX/GA/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Glen Pollard, age 11, b. in TX/GA/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Quitman, Wood Co., TX]

28.03--Aubrey P. Pollard, b. ca. 1912 in TX/GA/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Aubrey Pollard, son, age 8, b. in TX/GA/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Quitman, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Aubry P. Pollard, age 18, b. in  TX/GA/TX, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]

28.04--Ralph W. Pollard, b. ca. Nov 1915 in TX/GA/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Ralph Pollard, age 4 y 3 m, b. in TX/GA/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Quitman, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Ralph W. Pollard, age 14, b. in  TX/GA/TX, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]

28.05--Bonnie R. Pollard, b. ca. Jan 1918 in TX/GA/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Bonnie R. Pollard, age 2 y 0 m, b. in TX/GA/TX, in the 10 Jan 1920 census of Quitman, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Bonnie R. Pollard, age 12, b. in  TX/GA/TX, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]

28.06--Robert Julian Pollard, b. 21 Dec 1919 in TX/GA/TX; d. 10 Jul 1960 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX; bd. Edgewood Cem., Crystal City, Zavala Co., TX--Inscription: "PFC, Co. H, 359th Infantry, World War II"--Find A Grave Memorial# 104442125; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Robert J. Pollard, age 10, b. in  TX/GA/TX, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]
[listed as Robert Julian Pollard, age 20, b. in TX, in the 21 May 1940 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]

28.07--Joe Dan Pollard, b. ca. 1923 in TX/GA/TX; d. 18 Nov 2000; bd. Rosehill Cem., Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX--Plot: Block 22 Lot 38--Find A Grave Memorial# 118975543; m. 8 Nov 1943 to Marie Simmons (b. 17 Aug 1928; d. 22 Nov 2005; bd. Rosehill Cem., Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX--Plot: Block 22 Lot 38--Find A Grave Memorial# 87747086); at least four ch., ten gch., and eleven g-gch.;
[listed as Joe D. Pollard, age 7, b. in  TX/GA/TX, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]
[listed as Joe Dan Pollard, age 17, b. in TX, in the 21 May 1940 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]

OBITUARY
     Marie Simmons Pollard, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Tuesday, November 22, 2005 after a brief illness.
     Graveside services will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 26, 2005 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne, Texas under the direction of Crosier-Pearson-Cleburne Funeral Home. Her husband, Joe preceded her in death in November, 2000.
     Marie was born August 17, 1928, in Cleburne, Texas, the daughter of Robert Jefferson Simmons and Nettie Lee Drummond. She was reared and educated in Cleburne. She married Joe Pollard on November 8, 1943. They moved to Midland in 1948 where they resided and raised four children. She moved from Midland in 2001.
     Survivors include two sons, James D. Pollard and wife, Connie, of Burleson, Louis S. (Steve) Pollard and wife, Sharon, of Stephen City, Virginia; two daughters, Carolyn M. Steadman and husband, Roger, of Forestburg and Deborah S. Pounds and husband Darryl, of Dallas; ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the James L. West Alzheimer Center, 1111 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, which was considered Mrs. Pollard's home since September 2001.


29.01--James D. Pollard, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Connie McKinzie facebook [PRIVATE]; at least one ch.; at least five gch.

30.01--Ms. Pollard [PRIVATE]; m. Robert Graham, Jr. [PRIVATE]; at least two ch.;

31.01--Robert Graham, facebook [PRIVATE];

31.02--Rebbecca Graham, facebook [PRIVATE];

31.03--Alex Graham, dau [PRIVATE];

29.02--Louis S. "Steve" Pollard, [PRIVATE]; m. Sharon (nee unk.), [PRIVATE];

29.03--Carolyn M. Pollard, [PRIVATE]; m. Roger Steadman (Steadham?), [PRIVATE];

29.04--Deborah S. Pollard, [PRIVATE]; m. Darryl Pounds, [PRIVATE];

28.08--Mary Elizabeth Pollard, b. ca. Feb 1927 in TX/GA/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Elizabeth Pollard, age 3 y 2 m, b. in  TX/GA/TX, in the 19 Apr 1930 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]
[listed as Mary Elizabeth Pollard, age 13, b. in TX, in the 21 May 1940 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX]

28.09--James D. Pollard, b. ca. 1934 in TX/GA/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as James D. Pollard, age 6, b. in TX, in the 21 May 1940 census of Jstc. Pct. 1, Johnson Co., TX] 
26.04--Cynthia Ann Lee, b. 29 Dec 1870; d. 16 Feb 1932; bd. unk.; m. J. W. Waits; unk. ch.;
[listed as daughter Cynthia A. Lee, age 9, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX];
[listed as Cynthia Lee, age 29 (b. Dec 1870 in TX), in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1,
Wood Co., TX]

26.05--Julia Demaris Lee, b. 26 Apr 1873 in Quitman, Wood Co., TX; d. 13 Jul 1962 in Houston, TX; bd. unk.; m. 7 Jul 1900 to George Weston McLamore; (b. 14 Jan 1869 in Montgomery, LA/VA/AL; d. 2 Dec 1947 in Houston, TX; bd. Forest Park Cem., Houston, Harris Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 41034433); 8 ch. (Laverne says 9);

[listed as daughter Julia D. Lee, age 7, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1, Hood Co., TX];
[listed as Julia Lee, age 27 (b. Apr 1873 in TX), in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX] 
[listed as Julia D. McLamore, in the 7 May 1910 census of Wilson Twp., Cleveland Co., OK]
[listed as Julia McLamore, 46 and b. in TX/AL/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]

[listed as William (sic!) W. McLamore, b. LA, age 41, in the 7 May 1910 census of Wilson Twp., Cleveland Co., OK]
[listed as George W. McLamore, 50 and b. in TX/AL/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]
[also see note on Julia's middle name in Mary Ann's and John's paragraph above. All blue type in this section was contributed Aug 2002 by Julia's and George's grandaughter, 28.01--Laverne Smith, below--thanks, Laverne! And now Laverne has sent a letter written by Julia Demaris Lee McLamore to Julia's first cousin once removed, Zee Adams Harvey, d/o Julia's first cousin, Alice Virginia Lee Adams, and Alice's husband, Robert Stanley Adams.  Alice Lee's father, Levi Noah Lee (age 6 in the 1850 Coosa Co. census) was younger brother to Julia's father, John Abraham Lee (25.04 above, age 11 in the 1850 Coosa Co. census)];
27.01--Charles Owen McLamore, b: 15 Apr 1901 in Mineola TX; d: 5 Jul 1902 Cloverhill, TX; bd. unk.;
[not listed in the 7 May 1910 census of Wilson Twp., Cleveland Co., OK, supporting Laverne's statement that he died in 1902]

27.02--Ollie Steen McLamore, b: 23 Sep 1902 in Quitman TX [but Findagrave says b. 23 Sep 1902 in Clinton, Hunt Co., TX]; d. 13 Jun 1966 Orange, TX; bd. Evergreen Cem., Orange, Orange Co., TX--
Find A Grave Memorial# 104617481; m. Lucille Ratcliffe [but gravestone says Jewel DuBose--so is Lucille m1. and Jewel m2.?, b. 4 Sep 1910, d. 25 Oct 1998] (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.; m. Jewell Dubose (b. 4 Sep 1910; d. 25 Oct 1998; bd. Evergreen Cem., Orange, Orange Co., TX--
Find A Grave Memorial# 104617619);
[listed as son Ollie S. McLamore, b. TX, age 7, in the 7 May 1910 census of Wilson Twp., Cleveland Co., OK]
[listed as Ollie McLamore, 17 and b. in TX/LA/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]

27.03--Jesse Lee McLamore, b. 11 Mar 1904 in Hugo, OK; d. 16 Jun 1963 in New Orleans, LA; bd. unk.; m. Hazel Luke; unk. ch.

[listed as Jesse McLamore, 15 and b. in OK/LA/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]

27.04--Leonard Rowl McLamore, b. 16 Feb 1906 Hugo, OK ; d. in Houston, TX; bd. unk.; m. 16 Jun 1935 to Evelyn Scheunerman; at least 2 ch.;

[listed as son Leonard R. McLamore, b. OK, age 4, in the 7 May 1910 census of Wilson Twp., Cleveland Co., OK]
[listed as Leonard McLamore, 13 and b. in OK/LA/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]
28.01--James Otto McLamore [PRIVATE]; m1. Naomia J. (nee unk.--div.) [PRIVATE]; m2. Loma G. Lewis  [PRIVATE]

29.01--Deborah D. "Debbie" McLamore facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Terry Lynn Owens [PRIVATE]
30.01--Nichole Celeste Owens facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Clay D. Mills facebook [PRIVATE]
31.01--Henry Mills [PRIVATE]

31.02--Archer Mills [PRIVATE]

30.02--Allison Elise Owens [PRIVATE]
29.02--Loretta R. McLamore [PRIVATE]

29.03--Pamela J. McLamore, CONTRIBUTOR facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. Christopher D. Roberts; [PRIVATE]
30.01--Barrett Christopher Roberts facebook [PRIVATE]
28.02--Jerry Paul McLamore [PRIVATE]
27.05--Martin Mitchell McLamore, b. 3 May 1908 in Valient, OK; d.  29 Aug 1989, Tomball, TX; bd. unk.; m. 17 Dec 1931 to Lillie Ethel "Sanders" Saunders (b. 13 Jul 1914 in Morrell, TX; d. 16 Mar 1997 in Scottsdale, AZ; 2 ch.;
[listed as son Marlin McLamore, b. OK, age 2, in the 7 May 1910 census of Wilson Twp., Cleveland Co., OK]
[listed as Martin McLamore, 11 and b. in OK/LA/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]

28.01--
Ethel Laverne "Laverne" McLamore, CONTRIBUTOR facebook friend [PRIVATE]; m. James Earl "Jim" Smith [PRIVATE]; 3 children:

29.01--James Martin "Bob" Smith, [PRIVATE]; m. Debra "Debbie" Bartholomew [PRIVATE]; 3 children;

30.01--James Lee Smith facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--Jamie Rene Smith, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Josh Bell facebook [PRIVATE]

31.01--Maclaren "Mac" Bell [PRIVATE]

31.02--Schaeffer "Schae" Bell [PRIVATE]

31.03--Townsend Bell [PRIVATE]

30.03--Joy Hannah Smith facebook [PRIVATE]

29.02--Cathy Lynn Smith [PRIVATE]; m. James Keith Stewart [PRIVATE]; 2 ch.;

30.01--Melissa Kathryn Stewart [PRIVATE]

30.02--Michelle Lynn Stewart [PRIVATE]

29.03--James Martin Smith [PRIVATE] m. Sharon Sampiere facebook [PRIVATE] 3 children

(30.01)--John Miller, [PRIVATE], Sharon's son by previous marriage;

30.02--Peri Christine Smith, facebook [PRIVATE]

30.03--Christopher Martin Smith, [PRIVATE]
28.02--Patsy Lorene McLamore, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Jack DeBartolo, Jr. facebook [PRIVATE]; 3 ch.;
29.01--Ava Grace DeBartolo, [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. [PRIVATE];

29.02--Gina Lorene DeBartolo, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Jeff Yanovitch facebook [PRIVATE];

30.01-
-"Mandi" Yanovitch, twin, facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--"Jessi Lou" Yanovitch, twin, facebook [PRIVATE]

30.03--Jefferson "Yano" Yanovitch, facebook [PRIVATE]

30.04--Peter Yanovitch, facebook [PRIVATE]

29.03--Jack DeBartolo, III, facebook [PRIVATE]; m. Patricia "Tricia" (nee unk.) [PRIVATE];
30.01--Alessi DeBartolo, facebook [PRIVATE]

30.02--Jackson DeBartolo, facebook [PRIVATE]

30.03--Sam DeBartolo, facebook [PRIVATE]
27.06--Lorene McLamore, b. 28 April 1910 in Swink, OK; d. Houston, TX; bd. unk.; m. F. W. Conrad (b. same date as she!: 28 Apr 1910!; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 3 ch.;
[listed as Lorena McLamore, 9 and b. in OK/LA/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]
28.01--Walter Conrad, [PRIVATE]

28.02--Karl Conrad, [PRIVATE]

28.03--(unk.) Conrad [PRIVATE]
27.07--Richard Steth McLamore, b. 9 Aug 1911, Swink, OK; d. as infant 20 Mar 1912, age 7mo.+;?

27.08--Lillian Leota McLamore, b. 2 Jun 1913 Swink, OK; d. Houston, TX; bd. unk.; m1. Mr. Shiver (b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.);  2 ch.; Lillian m2. to Mr. Dinnick [PRIVATE]

[listed as Lillian McLamore, 6 and b. in OK/LA/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]

28.01--Charles Shiver [PRIVATE]

28.02--Gary Shiver [PRIVATE]

Lillian m2. to Mr. Dinnick [PRIVATE]

27.09--Stella Mae McLamore b. 1 May 1915, Swink, OK; d. CA; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;

[listed as Stella May McLamore, 4 yrs. 8 mos. and b. in OK/LA/TX, in the 3 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 1, Nacogdoches Co., TX]
26.06--(infant) Lee, b. unk.; d. bef. 1900 census in infancy; bd. unk.;

26.07--(infant) Lee, b. unk.; d. bef. 1900 census in infancy; bd. unk.;

26.08--Stella "Sally" Ursulla Lee, b. in TX ca. Sep 1877; d. 1967; bd. Logan Park Cem., Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA--Plot: Section 6--Find A Grave Memorial# 136731572; m1. unk. to Price (Freddie?) Buffington (b. in GA ca. Apr 1874; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least two of at least 4 tot. ch.; m2. to Robert A. Bacon (b. ca. 1879 in TX/TX/TX; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 2 of at least 4 tot. ch.

[listed as daughter Stella S. Lee, age 2, in the 10 Jun 1880 census of Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX];
[listed as Stella Buffington, age 22, in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Sally U. Bacon, age 42 b. TX/AL/AL, in the Jan 1920 census of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE]
 [listed as Stella Bacon, widowed mother, age 62, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA, and lvg. w/her son Fred and d-i-l Pearl]


[listed as Price Buffington, age 26, in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX] 

[listed as Robert A. Bacon,
stockyard livestock inspector, age 41 b. TX/TX/TX, in the Jan 1920 census of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE]

Stella U. Lee Buffington Bacon
Photo owned and copy sent in by Cousin Linda,
granddaughter of Maggie Lee (see above, gen. 29).
27.01--Fred N. "Freddie" Buffington, b. in TX ca. Jul 1898; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. Pearl (nee unk. but perhaps Schmitz; b. ca. 1908 in ND; d. unk.; bd. unk.); unk. ch.;
[listed as son Freddie Buffington, age 1, in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Fred N. Buffington, garage manager, age 31, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR]
[listed as Fred N. Buffington, sheet metal worker, age 41, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA]

[listed as Pearl Buffington, wife, age 21 and b. ND/Germany/Germany, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR]
[listed as Pearl Buffington, wife, age 31, in the 11 Apr 1940 census of Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA]

28.01--Helen M. Buffington, b. ca. 1917 in MT/TX/MT; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.

[listed as Helen M. Buffington, age 13 and b. MT/TX/MT (sic), in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR]

27.02--(dau) Buffington, b. unk.; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;

StellaULB m2. to Robert A. Bacon (b. ca. 1879; d. unk.; bd. unk.); at least 2 ch.;

27.03--Robert H. Bacon, b. ca. 1909 in OK or MT; d. aft. 1930; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Robert H. Bacon, age 10, b. OK/TX/TX, in the Jan 1920 census of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE]
[listed as Robert H. Bacon, half-brother, retail merchandising stock man, age 21 and b. MT/TX/TX, in the 4 Apr 1930 census of Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, and lvg. w/the fam. of his half-brother, Fred Buffington]
[{very possibly listed as Robert Bacon, tire and battery service work, age 31 and b. OK, lvd. in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1935, in the 10 Apr 1940 census of Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA, since our RHB's mother, Stella, is bd. in Sioux City, IA}

27.04--Sue M. Bacon, b. ca. 1911 in MT; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.
[listed as Sue M. Bacon, age 8, b. MT/TX/TX, in the Jan 1920 census of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE]

26.09--Levi L. Lee, b. 5 Nov 1880; d. 10 Jul 1959; bd. Trinity Cem., Wilmer, Dallas Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 30023186; m. Birdie (nee unk.; b. 5 Sep 1887; d. 23 Mar 1960; bd. Trinity Cem., Wilmer, Dallas Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 30023144; several unk. ch.;

[listed as son Levy A. Lee, age 19 (b. Nov 1880 in TX), in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX]

26.10--Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Lee, b. 22 Feb 1883 in Quitman, TX; d. 13 Jul 1961 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX; bd. Ross Cem., Baird, Callahan Co., TX, Plot: A-CC-3-48-3--Find A Grave Memorial# 46713399; occ.: retired preacher; m. ca. 1903 (md. 7 yrs. in 1910 census) to Mary E. (nee unk., b. ca. 1886; d. unk.; bd. unk.); 2 of 4 ch. still living in the 1910 census report;

[listed as son Ben J. Lee, age 17, in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX];
[listed as Benjamin F. Lee, age 26, in the 19 May 1910 census of Pct. 4, Cartwright, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Benjamin F. Lee, 37 and b. in TX/GA/GA, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]

[listed as Mary E. Lee, age 26, in the 19 May 1910 census of Pct. 4, Cartwright, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Mary E. Lee, 32 and b. in AL/AL/AL, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]
27.01--Arlie/Artie M. Lee, daughter, b. ca. 1904 in TX/TX/AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Arlie M. Lee, age 6, in the 19 May 1910 census of Pct. 4, Cartwright, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Artie M. Lee, dau, 16 and b. in TX/TX/AL, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]

27.02--unk. child Lee, b. ca. 1906; d. bef. 1910 census; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[not listed as in the 19 May 1910 census of Pct. 4, Cartwright, Wood Co., TX, but reported as having died]
27.03--unk. child Lee, b. ca. 1908; d. bef. 1910 census; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[not listed as in the 19 May 1910 census of Pct. 4, Cartwright, Wood Co., TX, but reported as having died]

27.04--Albert V. Lee, son, b. 30 Jul 1909 in Wood Co., TX/TX/AL; d. 6 Aug 1983 in Stamford, Jones Co., TX; bd. Fairview Cem., Tuxedo, Jones Co., TX--Plot: Block M Row M21 Sp 17--Find A Grave Memorial# 42693057; m. 29 Nov 1928 to Ada Mae Middleton (b. 7 Aug 1907; 5 Jun 1992; bd. Fairview Cem., Tuxedo, Jones Co., TX--Plot: Block M Row M21 Sp 18--Find A Grave Memorial# 42693024); at least six ch.;
[listed as Albert V. Lee, age 0 yrs. 10 mos., in the 19 May 1910 census of Pct. 4, Cartwright, Wood Co., TX]
[listed as Albert V. Lee, 10 and b. in TX/TX/AL, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]


ALBERT V. LEE


born Wood Co., TX; died Stamford, Jones Co., TX
He had lived in Stamford since 1966 before retiring from farming.
He married Ada Mae Middleton on 29 November 1928 at Abilene. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Winston Lee and a sister, Pauline Haygood.
Survivors: his wife; five sons - Doyle Albert, Thomas Ronald, David Carroll, Edward Earl and Ernest Richard; one daughter - Christine LaVerne; two brothers - Morris and Chester; two sisters - Louise Jeffery and Artie King; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
from The Breckenridge American  11 Aug 1983
Contributed by Dorman Holub

Stanford Funeral Home marker



28.00--Doyle Albert Lee [PRIVATE]

28.00--Thomas Ronald Lee [PRIVATE]

28.00--David Carroll Lee [PRIVATE]

28.00--Edward Earl Lee [PRIVATE]

28.00--Ernest Richard "Bud" Lee [PRIVATE]

28.00--Christine LaVerne Lee, b. 13 Mar 1948 in Hamlin, Jones Co., TX; d. 20 Feb 1998 in Stamford, Jones Co., TX; bd. Fairview Cem., Tuxedo, Jones Co., TX--Plot: Block M Row M21 Sp 19--Find A Grave Memorial# 42693202; m. never; no ch.


Christine Laverne Lee


STAMFORD -- Christine Laverne Lee, 49, lifelong area resident, died Saturday in a local nursing home.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Stamford Assembly of God with the Revs. James Brigham and Gene Bendingfield officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tuxedo, directed by Tankersley Funeral Home.

Miss Lee was born in Hamlin and participated in Special Olympics activities, winning medals in bowling, basketball, softball and track. She was a member of the Assembly of God.

Survivors include five brothers, T. R. Lee of Anson, Doyle A. Lee of Stamford, Richard "Bud" Lee of Clyde, David Lee of Abilene, and Edward Lee of Rocky Ford, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Cathy Morgan - Nov., 2012    
Inscription: "Sis"


27.05--Winston Lee, son, b. ca. 1911 in TX/TX/AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Winston Lee, 9 and b. in TX/TX/AL, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]

27.06--Vera P. Lee, b. ca. Aug 1914 in TX/TX/AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Vera P. Lee, 5 yrs. 6 mos. and b. in TX/TX/AL, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]

27.07--Chester A. Lee, b. ca. Sep 1916 in TX/TX/AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Chester A. Lee, 3 yrs. 5 mos. and b. in TX/TX/AL, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]

27.08--Erma L. Lee, b. ca. Jun 1919 in TX/TX/AL; d. unk.; bd. unk.; m. unk.; unk. ch.;
[listed as Erma L. Lee, 8 mos. and b. in TX/TX/AL, in the 23 Feb 1920 census of Pct. 7, Callahan Co., TX]

26.11--Everett Festus Lee, b. in TX 23 Feb 1886 (Laverne Smith says her information is that Everett Festus Lee was born 23 Feb 1884); d. unk.; bd. Grove Hill Mem. Pk., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 99847480; m. Dona (nee unk., but likely Jones; b. 20 Feb 1894; d. 4 Mar 1968 in Dallas, TX; bd. Grove Hill Mem. Pk., Dallas, Dallas Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 64539880); at least 3 ch.;
[but he is listed as son Evert V. Lee, age 14 (b. Feb 1886), in the 5 Jun 1900 census of Justice Pct. 1, Wood Co., TX];
[listed as Everett F. Lee, boarder, age 24, in the 20 Apr 1910 census of Pct. 3, Hopkins Co., TX, and working on the farm of Robert Lee Hyde]
[listed as Everett Lee, b. TX/AL/AL, age 33, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 3, Hopkins Co., TX]
[listed as Everett F. Lee, b. TX/AL/AL, age 44, in the 2 Apr 1930 census of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX]

[listed as Dona Lee, b. TN/MS/TN, age 25, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 3, Hopkins Co., TX]
[listed as Dona Lee, b. TN/MS/TN, age 36, in the 2 Apr 1930 census of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX]
Name: Everett F Lee
YOB: abt 1886
POB: Texas
Home in 1930: Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas
Spouse: Dona Lee
FPOB: Alabama
MPOB: Alabama
House-
hold:
Name Age
Everett F Lee 44
Dona Lee 36
Harrie W Lee 17
Dollie N Lee 13
Mary E Lee 5

Name: Everett F Lee
Age: 54
YOB: abt 1886
POB: Texas
MarStat: Married
Home in
1940:
Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Occ.: Painter
Ind'y: Building Construction Co
House-
hold:
Name Age
Everett F Lee 54
Dona Lee 46
Harvie Lee 27
Dollie Lee 23
Mary Evelyn Lee 15

27.01--Harvey W. Lee , b. ca. 1913 (age 7 in 1920 census); at least 2 ch.;
[listed as Harvey Lee, b. TX/TX/TN, age 7, in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 3, Hopkins Co., TX]
[listed as Harvie W. Lee, b. TX/TX/TN, age 17, in the 2 Apr 1930 census of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX]
28.00--Tom Lee [PRIVATE]

29.00--son Lee [PRIVATE]; m. Valeria [PRIVATE]

28.00--Dona Lee [PRIVATE]; m. Mr. Vaughn [PRIVATE]
27.02--Dolly N. Lee [PRIVATE]
[listed as Dollie Lee, b. TX/TX/TN, age 3 yrs. 2 mos., in the 27 Jan 1920 census of Pct. 3, Hopkins Co., TX]
[listed as Dollie N. Lee, b.
TX/TX/TN, age 13, in the 2 Apr 1930 census of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX]

27.03--Mary Evelyn Lee [PRIVATE]

[listed as Mary E. Lee, b. TX/TX/TN, age 5, in the 2 Apr 1930 census of Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX]


25.05

B
E
N
J
A
M
I
N

F
L
Y
N
N

?????

25.05?--Benjamin Flynn?--b. ca. 1847; d. Jul 1850, age 3; bd. unk.; see note above concerning the "1850 Mortality Schedule for Randolph County"






Some Pertinent Census Data


From the 1840 Census of Randolph Co., AL


WHITE MALES

WHITE FEMALES

#
Name
0-
4
5-
9
10-
14
15-
19
20-
29
30-
39
40-
49
50-
59
60-
69
70-
79
80-
89
90-
99
100
+
.
0-
4
5-
9
10-
14
15-
19
20-
29
30-
39
40-
49
50-
59
60-
69
70-
79
80-
89
90-
99
100
+
John M. Gwin Comments

B. A. Flin
1



1












1









This has to be our Benjamin Anderson Flynn (older than 20 but not yet 30), his wife Susan (older than 15 but not yet 20), and their son John B. (not yet five--in fact, age two, if the 1850 census report for him is correct), in whose household there are no slaves.  We have their marriage certificate (above) dated 1831, so, subtracting nine years from each of these ages, we have Ben's age in the 11-20 range (believable) but Susan's in the 6-10 range (NOT believable).































From the 30 Oct 1850 Census of Beat No. 3, Randolph Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
235/235
Susan Flinn
26
wf
[BLANK]
GA

Here's Susan Watson Flynn.  If her age here is correct, she was born in 1824 and married at age 7.  Further, since we know she married in 1831, she MUST have had other children--perhaps three--older than John B. who is only 12 here.  The mystery deepens.

John B. Flinn
12
wm

AL



Julia A. Flinn
10
wf



This is Julia Ann who will marry John Forsythe Vardaman.

E. Burton Flinn
7
wm



This is Elijah Elbert "Burt" Flinn who will marry  Rebekkah F. Davis.

May A. Flinn
5
wf



This is Mary Ann who will marry John Abraham Lee.
237/237
John B. Watson
40
wm
none
GA

Amazing!  We'd always heard that Susan's parents, of "the Watsons of Georgia", had disowned her when she married Ben Flynn.  Now here, in 1850, living two doors down, is a Watson family with the same name and middle initial as Susan's oldest son!  Further, he has no occupation--could this be because he is independently wealthy?  Could this be her brother, come to Alabama to find her and protect her?  Further, could his coming be the reason that Ben Flynn left?  Worse, could he have come to avenge his sister and parent--and killed Ben Flynn?

Mary Watson
40
wf

GA


Aug. W. Watson
15
w m

GA


Laura Watson
14
wf

GA


Mary E. Watson
13
wf

GA


Matthew G. Watson
7
wm

GA


From the 26 Jul 1860 Census of Rockford P.O., Southern Division, Coosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Est.
YOB
Race/
Sex
Occupation
POB
Estate
Real/Pers
John M. Gwin Comments
717/734
Susan Flinn (wid)
43
1817
wf
housekeeper
GA
-----/204
This is our family again.  Susan is listed as a widow; however, her age seems to be off by ten years (if in fact she was born in 1807).  If her YOB is 1807, this lie would be understandable, she perhaps wishing to seem younger in order to encourage suitors.  Further, the places of birth of her children all say GA rather than AL, though I imagine this may have been an enumerator error. If her age here is correct, however, she was born in 1817 and married at age 14.

Julia A. Flinn
22
1838
wf
housekeeper
GA

Julia's age indicates that Ben and Susan, who were married in 1831, had time (seven years) to have several more children, many to most of whom evidently died. One of these was John B. Flynn

E. Flynn
17
1843
wm
farm hand
GA

The five years between Julia and Bert leave room for several more!

Mary Flinn
15
1845
wf
housekeeper
GA



From the 19 Jul 1870 Census of Adkins, Coosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Race/
Sex
E$tate
Real/Pers
Occupation
POB
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
28/24
J. F. Vardaman
35
wm
700/300
farmer
GA

This is John Forsythe Vardaman, former sgt., CSA, who walked home from the surrender at Appomattox with his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law, John Abraham Lee, the latter of whom had married Mary Ann Flynn before he enlisted, the former of whom would marry her sister, Julia, below, within months of their return to Coosa County.  Five years have passed, and John and Mary have since sold their new bedroom furniture to John and Julia and moved to Texas.

J. A. Vardaman 30
wf

keeping house
AL



M. E. Vardaman 3
wm

in school
AL

Uncle Marshall married early and moved to Texas, then moved back when his dad needed help after his paralyzing stroke.  Visit Marshall's page here.

J. W. A. Vardaman 1
wm

in school AL
This is Uncle Dubby.  John William Anderson Vardaman was called "J. W.", often shortened to "W." as a boy, and he couldn't pronounce "double-u" correctly, calling himself "Dubby".  The nickname stuck, and  when he graduated from law school, his friends and family still called him Dubby.  He was a wonderful lawyer and had just been elected judge and was engaged to marry Ms. Diamond Grimmett when what his doctors diagnosed as his "fatty heart" gave out at age 42.  His most famous legacy never happened, however, due primarily to his lack of business sense at the (1885?) World's Fair and Cotton Exposition in Atlanta, where he decided against investing $100 to buy a one-third interest in what would become the Coca-Cola Corporation--or so the story goes.  He is listed on Findagrave.com.

Susan Flinn
45
wf

unemployed
GA
CNROW
Here's Susan Watson Flynn.  If her age here is correct, she was born in 1825 and married at age 6.

From the 17 Jun 1880 Census of Beat No. 4, Goodwater, Coosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Race/
Sex
Relat
2HoH
Occupation
POB
S/F/M
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
92/94
John F. Vardeman
45
wm
head
teaching
GA/GA/GA

This is John Forsythe Vardaman, former sgt., CSA, who walked hom from the surrender at Appomattox with his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law, John A. Lee, the latter of whom had married Mary Ann Flynn before he enlisted, the former of whom would marry her sister, Julia, below, within months of their return to Coosa County.  Fifteen years have passed, and John and Mary have since sold their new bedroom furniture to John and Julia and moved to Texas.

Julia Vardeman 40
wf
wife
keeping house
AL/GA/GA



Mashall E. Vardeman 13
wm
son

AL

Uncle Marshall married early and moved to Texas, then moved back when his dad needed help after his paralyzing stroke.  Visit Marshall's page here.

John W. A. Vardeman 11
wm
son

AL
This is Uncle Dubby.  John William Anderson Vardaman was called "J. W.", often shortened to "W.", as a boy, and he couldn't pronounce "double-u" correctly, calling himself "Dubby".  The nickname stuck, and  when he graduated from law school, his friends and family still called him Dubby.  He was a wonderful lawyer and had just been elected judge and was engaged to marry Ms. Diamond Grimmett when what his doctors diagnosed as his "fatty heart" gave out at age 33. His most famous legacy never happened, however, due primarily to his lack of business sense at the (1888?) World's Fair and Cotton Exposition in Atlanta, where he decided against investing $100 to buy a one-third interest in what he deemed to be a short-lived venture--a seltzer that was selling like hotcakes at the fair but would never last after the fair was over, which nevertheless would become the Coca-Cola Corporation--or so the story goes.

Maggie M. Vardeman 9
wf
daughter
in school AL
Maggie Mae married Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Webb.  She wrote the letter transcribed immediately below.

Ada B. Vardeman 3
wf
daughter

AL
My grandmother, Adrian Belle Vardaman, was named for Adrian Goggans, MD, who saved her and her mother's lives before Ada was born.  Julia had fallen ill from something and was burning up with fever.  Dr. Goggans went to the home and stayed the night, keeping Julia's temperature down.  Julia said she'd name the baby after him, and sure enough...
92/94
Susan Flynn
60
wf
mother-in-law
unemployed
GA/SC/SC
CNROW
Here's Susan Watson Flynn. If her age here is correct, she was born in 1820 and married at age 11.

John T. Vardeman
22
wm
cousin
in school GA/AL/GA

I can't find this person anywhere else, but we will in time.

From the 17 Jun 1900 Census of Beat No. 4, Goodwater, Coosa Co., AL
Res/Fam
Name
Age
Race/
Sex
Relat
2HoH
Occupation
POB
S/F/M
Other
John M. Gwin Comments
199/207
Thomas J. Webb
38
wm
head
merchant
AL/GA/AL

Thomas Jefferson "Uncle Jeff" and "Aunt Maggie" Mae Webb were living next door to--probably on the same farm as--John F. and Julia.  I hadn't realized that prior to seeing this census report.  He was indeed a merchant.  At one point he owned and operated a lumber company, and at another he owned and ran some version of a five and dime store in Alexander City.  I don't know in what business he was working in 1900, but the fact that his boarder is a groceries salesman may give us a clue.

Magga M. Webb
29
wf
wife

AL/GA/AL
Aunt Maggie is Ada's older sister, the older daughter of John F. and Julia Vardaman who lived next door.  A transcription of a letter typed by her on company letterhead appears below.

William O. Davis
34
wm
boarder
salesman groceries
SC/MS/SC



Henry Gaddis
22
bm
servant
farm laborer
AL/AL/AL


200/208
John F. Vardaman
65
wm
head
farmer
GA/SC/GA

Following the Civil War, CSA Sgt. John Forsythe Vardaman, after whom my late brother, Patrick Forsythe Gwin, was named, walked home from Appomattox, VA, resettled in Coosa Co., AL, and claimed and owned the section of land upon which this farm was located.  In addition to being a farmer, he also was a school teacher and later the Coosa County Superintendent of Schools.

Julia Vardaman
59
wf
wife

AL/GA/GA

Julia Ann Flynn was the second child and older daughter of Benjamin Anderson Flynn and Susan (Watson) Flynn, the subjects of this page.  She was probably born in Clay Co., AL. My father, Adrian Sutton Gwin, knew her well and wrote of her several times, one story of which is here.

Ada Vardaman
23
wf
daughter

AL/GA/AL



Susan Flen
87
wf
mother-in-law

GA/SC/SC

Here's Susan Watson Flynn. If her age here is correct, she was born in 1813 and married at age 18.



More Fascinating Information


Following is the entire and unedited (except for typos) text of a typed letter dated 9 Mar 1919 from Maggie May Vardaman Webb (John Gwin's grandaunt) of Alexander City, AL, to her first cousin, John William Flynn (Homer Flynn's grandfather) of Oak Ridge, LA.   The photocopy was sent to me by Homer Flynn, Jr.  February 2002

5.3--Maggie May Vardaman, b.Weds., 28 Sep 1870; d. 1952; m. 15 Dec 1885 to Thomas Jefferson Webb (b.; d.); lived in Kelleyton and settled in Alexander City, Ala.; no children
 

[The letterhead of this 2-page, typewritten letter, has a disclaimer at the top in fine print followed by the company logo in an illuminated font, something like this: ]

ALL AGREEMENTS CONTINGENT UPON STRIKES ACCIDENTS AND OTHER DELAYS UNAVOIDABLE OR BEYOND MY CONTROL.
J. M. STEVERSON
                  LUMBER
                  MANUFACTURER.
                                                        Alexander City, Ala.

March 9th, 1919
[Maggie, b. Sep. 1870, was age 48 at this time.]
My Dear Cousin John:-

        Needless to say that I was glad indeed to get your letter of the 12th, and such a nice newsy one too.  I am always glad to get letters, and espexially from my kinfolks, that I think a lot of, now that is so, don't laugh and say it is "bosh" for it is not:
        The latter part of your letter is what I liked to read, where you said that you and wife was coming, and bring your little daughter with you. [Maggie was probably referring to'Nita Flynn,who would be 7 in April 1919, as all the other daughters but possibly Rebecca were older--most were grown.  John and Della had just celebrated their 26th anniversary.] I am looking for that time to come and if you can so arrange it, to let me know awhile before you come, I will try to get some time off, so I can be with you all, while you are here, for you know that my time is not my time while I am working for someone else, and I try my best to give my best, when I am doing anything, and it is the same way when it is for someone else.
        Listen, cousin John, what do you think I did not tell you before, that I have to attend to it all here, rather I am general manager here, as I tell them "chief cook and bottle washer", that is very good is it not?  The boss stays in Birmingham all the time comes down here about once sometimes twice a month, that is why I said that if you could let me know sometime ahead, maybe I could arrange to get out some while you are here.
        I will get my cousin Delia to tell me all about the children when she comes, it seems from the tone of your letter that you are like the old woman who lived in a shoe, "had so many children she didn't know what to do", but I just bet you did know all the time, and they knew if they did not mind you, say Cousin Delia is that not so, or is he like the most of the men, leave the children for you to attend to the most of the time, while he is away trying to make money, I bet I guessed it right.
        Listen, both of you, I have the record beat for hatching chickens, and I had better get busy if I get any for you to eat while you are here, for I set 3 hens, and only got 12 chickens, from 45 eggs, 2 got in a tin cup and drown themselves, and the hen mashed one, that left me 9, that is my crop so far.  I will set two more hens this week.  Will buy some eggs for them.  We killed one pig, about 150#, and have 4 small shoats in the lot now, for next fall.  They are one of a size, but I think they will make us enough meat for another year and some to sell.  We do not keep a cow, but buy milk and butter, we use about $6.00 worth a month, that beats feeding a cow, besides attending to her, and we drink milk all the time, but of course do not have any sweet milk to amount to anything.
        We keep a horse here, and also plenty of corn, guess we might be termed farmers, as we rent out land and get in the rents.  But my, the gov't is getting the most of what people make this day and time, they get the Taxes, then the town tax, then the imcome tax, and Lord only knows what they will get next, guess it will be part of us but then I had rather they would do that, if they had got the "Keiser" is all I regret, they quit just a little too soon.  [end page one]
 
 

ALL AGREEMENTS CONTINGENT UPON STRIKES ACCIDENTS AND OTHER DELAYS UNAVOIDABLE OR BEYOND MY CONTROL.
J. M. STEVERSON
                  LUMBER
                  MANUFACTURER.

                                                                                    Alexander City, Ala.

        See I did the most of my correspondence on the mill, and I trust you will excuse me for this, but, it is so much better for you, as you can read it this way, and if I took my fingers, you could not read it at all.

        This is Monday morning, and about time that I was going to my work so I will close this letter, as I fully intended to write a lot more, but suppose that you have a "dose" enough for this time anyway, and it is be better that I am in a hurry this morning, I go to work at 7 A.M. and quit in the P.M. at 6, and have one hour for lunch.

        I will be expecting to hear from you as to the time that you will come to see us, when you fully decide the time, and be sure to let me hear from you and Delia also.  Tell her that if I have not seen her, that is no reason that she cannot say a word to me, that she will have talk when she comes and she just as well to talk now, and not wait until then, and we can begin to get acquainted.  [Evidently John and Della traveled east very little, as Maggie not only doesn't know Della's correct name after 26 years, she also has not yet met her!  Since they likely traveled little, and since my dad's photo is only of 'Nita, not Rebecca, it is  likely that the picture was taken on this same trip, probably the summer of 1919.]

        Well love to all, as the clock has struck and I am not quite ready to start.  Looking for the letter telling us when you will start and what time you expect to come.

From your cousin Maggie
[unsigned--end page two]

 
 
Timeline for
Benjamin A. and Susan Watson Flynn


Date
Event
Source
6 Jul 1831
Benjamin Anderson Flinn (sic) and Susan Watson marry in Coweta Co., GA
Marriage certificate
19 May 1835
John F. Vardaman, spouse-to-be of BAF's and SWF's second-born, Julia Ann Flynn, is born
Vardaman family Bible
ca. 1838
BAF's and SWF's firstborn, John B. Flynn, is born
1850 US Census
24 Feb 1839
John Abraham Lee, spouse-to-be of BAF's and SWF's fourth-born, Mary Ann Flynn, is born
Unk. record
1840
B.A. Flynn, age ______ , is living with wife and son in Randolph Co., AL
1840 US Census
29 Oct 1840
BAF's and SWF's second-born, Julia Ann Flynn, is b. in Arbacoochee, Randolph Co.
Vardaman family Bible
.mm
.
.mm
1842-1844
B.A. Flynn serves as Randolph Co., AL, County Commissioner
Marilyn D. Barefield
3 Sep 1844(3?)
BAF's and SWF's third-born, Elijah E. "Bert" Flynn, is b. in Randolph Co.
Sunshine Flynn's Bible
17 Mar 1845
BAF's and SWF's fourth-born, Mary Ann Flynn, is b. in Randolph Co.
Unk. record
ca. 1847
One who may be BAF's and SWF's fifth-born, Benjamin Flynn is born in Randolph Co., AL
Rand.Co. Mort.Sched.
July 1850
Benjamin Flynn dies, age 3
Rand.Co. Mort.Sched.
.
.
.
1850
Family is still living in Randolph Co., AL (but B. A. himself is missing!); 4 children
1850 US Census
1861
Mary Ann Flynn, ca. 16, and John A. Lee, ca. age 22, marry in AL
Unk. record
Spring 1865
John Vardaman and John Lee walk home from Appomattox (together? speculation)
Oral family histories
21 Dec 1865
John F. Vardaman, 30, and Julia A. Flynn, 25, marry at Nixburg, Coosa Co., AL
Vardaman family Bible
1871
John and MaryAnn Lee move to Wood Co., TX
Dona Lee (below)
1873
John and MaryAnn Lee settle in the Cartwright community of Wood Co., TX
Dona Lee (below)
22 Sep 1874
Elijah E. Flynn, 30 or 31, registers to vote in Morehouse Parish, LA
Voter Reg. document
.
.
.
Aug 1878
Elijah E. Flynn, 34 or 35, dies in Morehouse Parish, LA
Unk. record
8 Jul 1902
Susan Watson Flynn, ca. age 95, dies at John F.'s and Julia's home, Coosa Co., AL
Vardaman family Bible
29 Nov 1902
John Abraham Lee, 63, dies in Wood Co., TX
Unk. record
10 Nov 1904
Mary Ann Flynn,  age 59, dies in Wood Co., TX
Unk. record
11 July 1906
John Forsythe Vardaman, 71, dies at home in Coosa Co., AL
Vardaman family Bible
22 Nov 1931
Julia Ann Flynn Vardaman, age 91, dies in Alexander City, Coosa Co., AL
Tombstone
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Horizontal Timeline of the Length of Lives of B. A., Susan, and Their Children
.............................................1800......1810......1820......1820......1830......1840......1850......1860......1870......1880......1890......1900......1910......1920......1930
Ben. A..(1800?-1849?)................|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxx??|........................................................................................................
Susan..(1807-1902).....................|........xx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xx.....................................
John B. Flynn..(1838?-1863?)..............................................................xx|xxxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xx........................................................................................
Julia Ann Flynn..(1845-1847).................................................................|xxxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxxx|x
Elijah E. Flynn.....(1843-4?-1878) ................................................................xxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxx.....................................................................
Mary Ann Flynn ..(1845-1904).......................................................................xxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxxxxxxx|xxxxxxx|xxx....................................
Benjamin Flynn....(1847-1850).........................................................................xxx|........................................................................................................
.


 
 
   MISCELLANEOUS
FLYNN
NOTES
 

Some Interesting Genealogical Anecdotes

The Old Wash Stand Story
and
The Civil War Rose

 


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I have a tracing of the signature of my great-grandpa, "John F. Vardaman", taken from the floor of the top drawer of the old wash stand at 7 Keiffer Drive, St. Albans, WV.  I traced it there in June 1999, where the wash stand had been given to my father, Adrian Sutton Gwin, who wrote a column about the furniture (below) published in the Charleston Daily Mail, the local newspaper for which he wrote for over fifty years. 

    Dad was given the wash stand to care for after the funeral of his brother, James Bassett Gwin II, by James' daughter, Juanita K. Gwin Englebracht (now Russell), who still has the four-poster bed and dresser.  Dad faithfully kept it for Juanita until he died in 2001. James had received the 3-piece suite from his aunt, Maggie Vardaman Webb, who had acquired it after the death of her mother, Julia Ann Flynn Vardaman, the widow of John Forsythe Vardaman.  John F. had died in 1906, and Julia A. (James' and Dad's maternal grandmother) had died in 1931.  John and Julia had bought it shortly after their marriage just after the Civil War had ended, as the story goes, from a family who was moving to Texas from Alabama.  What is probably the maker's mark on the stand's back (or perhaps the first owner's?) is crudely painted in black paint: "P BROS" and "B'ham".
On 20 Aug 1999, I received an exciting e.mail from someone who, from all indications, is my third cousin, Ms. Dona Lee Vaughn.  She told me her paternal grandfather's mother, Mary Ann Flynn, is the sister of my paternal grandmother's mother, Julia Ann Flynn.   Dona's brother, Thomas Lee and also a third cousin, also wrote, verifying Dona's letter.  Earlier, it seems, both of them had read a post I had left at the Flynn Family Genealogical Forum stating my connection to the Flynn family and listing the several details my uncle, James B. Gwin II, had included in his collection.  One of those details had been that Julia Ann Flynn, my great-grandmother, had a younger sister, Mary Ann Flynn,who had married a John A. Lee in 1861.

Alright.  It turns out that Mary Ann's and Julia's respective husbands, John A. Lee and the aforementioned John Forsythe Vardaman, had served in the Civil War from Alabama.  John Lee had already married Mary Ann in 1861, but John Vardaman waited to marry Julia until after the war. I had heard the story often from my dad, who'd heard it from his mother and grandmother, of how his grandfather, John Vardaman, had been at Appomattox with Gen. Robert E. Lee at the surrender, serving as one of many scribes writing individual orders for safe passage for all Southern soldiers to return to their homes and had walked--WALKED--back home to Alabama.

An interesting aside here: While stopped to rest at a farm house somewhere in Tennessee, I believe the story goes, he admired a rose bush in the front yard and asked for a rooting to take to his sweetheart. Wrapped in a piece of burlap in his backpack and kept watered during the trek, the moss rose was planted in what would become their front yard in Alabama, where it thrived.  Years and another rooting later, my dad took yet a third rooting of it from Aunt Maggie's house to his--our--home in West Virgina, where he planted it in our front yard.  When we moved across town, he moved it, too, and today, the Civil War Rose lives on.*

Back to the story:  In Alabama, he married his sweetheart, built his house, bought some bedroom furniture from a neighbor couple who were moving from there to Texas (the same bedroom suite, of course, with the wash stand which stayed in my parents' living room until Dad's death in 2001 and which now stands in our dining room in Las Cruces, NM, still waiting for Juanita) farmed the land, raised four kids, and served as Superintendent of Coosa County Schools.

But today the story gets better.  Dona Vaughn, this new-found third cousin, tells me that John A. Lee was also at Appomattox for the surrender--they even have his "safe conduct" paper from Appomattox--and that he and Mary Ann had moved to Texas in 1871 from Coosa County.  It's at this point that several pieces to the puzzle may fall together.

When John Lee married Mary Ann Flynn in 1861, John Vardaman already knew and was courting Julia Ann Flynn.  But the war interrupted things, and both Johns enlisted in the CSA from Coosa County, Alabama, (we know John Vardaman enlisted in 1861 and John Lee in 1862, each in a different unit) and served for the duration, somehow ending up together at the surrender on April 9, 1865.  And so I submit the following as an interesting and plausible theory

I'm betting they walked home together, and that being with John Lee during the walk home may even have somehow influenced and reinforced John Vardaman's intent to marry Lee's sister-in-law, Julia, that December of 1865.  The two couples were country neighbors for five or six years, and when the Lees moved to Wood Co., Texas, in 1871, it was their furniture that the Vardamans bought. 

What do you think?  Dona?  Tom? Others?

John,
I'm certain your Plausible Theory is right. I'm sure Tom remembers, as I do, our being told as children that our great-grandfather John walked all the way home from Appomattox.  I remember hearing that when he got home, so filthy and covered with lice, that he wouldn't let anyone near him until he had bathed, and that his old clothes were burned.

Dona
Dona Vaughn



Following is Dad's column from the Charleston, West Virginia,
Charleston Daily Mail, Wednesday edition, March 14, 1984, page 12A:




Looking Back
by Adrian Gwin
Grandma Couldn't Do Without Marble-Top Washstand
      Yesterday's simple necessity is today's antique luxury.
      The old marble-topped washstand in our living room was one of Grandma's most useful pieces of furniture.
      In her day, and even when I was a boy, she used it regularly for taking her twice-weekly bath.
      It's well over 100 years old now, solid walnut wood, tall and graceful, with a carved gingerbread beadboard above, and old brass handles below.
      Grandma and Grandpa
[John Gwin note: i.e., John Forsythe Vardaman and Julia Ann Flynn Vardaman, the latter of whose portrait appears on the top of the wash stand in the photo above] got it about 1870 or '75 as part of a three-piece set of bedroom furniture. 
      While we of today often gripe of the inconveniences of modern bathrooms, consider what they did when the washstand was a way of life.
      I remember that Grandma's bedroom door at Aunt Maggie's house was always closed on Tuesdays and Saturdays because Uncle Jeff made a fire in her bedroom then, winter and summer.  Grandma's room had to be warm for her bath.
      There was a bathroom in the house when I remember it, about 1922, added on the back porch long after the house was built in 1906, but Grandma wouldn't bathe in the claw-footed tub there.  In her book, that wasn't the way you took a bath.
      Sometime in the afternoon she'd take the china pitcher from the washbowl on the marble-top, and shuffle off to the kitchen where Aunt Maggie had a fire all day in the wood-burning stove.
      She dipped near-boiling water from the reservoir on the stove, filled her pitcher, and carried it back to the bedroom.  When I was very small, I'd be allowed to stay in her room until she was ready to begin the routine of her bath.
      From her dresser she got clean underthings--a pair of cotton knit knee-length pants with a drawstring at the waist and tatted lace at the knees, and a top-piece that she called a blouse sometimes, but mostly it was called a "sack".  There was a chemise and an underskirt. Then her clean dress.  All these she laid out on the bed.

      From the top drawer of the washstand came a cracked china saucer with a cake of Cashmere Bouquet soap, and a cake of cooked-out sheep's tallow that she called mutton suet.
      Next came out a clean washrag--she never called it a "wash cloth"; it was forever a washrag--and a clean towel.  Then I was shooed out of the room so she could begin her bath.
      I've learned long since that it was strictly a stand-up bath, for my mother often told us small children how* Grandma bathed at the old washstand.
      I remember that as kids we'd bathe in the old tin tub before our fireplace.  How could Grandma get into that little china basin to take an all-over bath, we wondered.
      And I remember that after her bath, Grandmother always smelled faintly and deliciously of Cashmere Bouquet soap, because she could never rinse all of it off her at that old marble-topped washstand.
      When she had toweled herself dry, Grandma always rubbed a little bit of mutton suet on her hands and massaged it all over her body.  She didn't know it way back then, but today's body-beauty lotions make a big deal out of "lanolin"--the chief ingredient of sheep's tallow.
      One day in 1931 Grandma went through the usual routine of her bath, and when she opened the blinds, the sun was shining, so she walked out on the porch and sat in the sun on the swing there.  She had bathed at that washstand for about 60 years, and she was 91 years old.
      Caught her death of cold.  Died of pneumonia three days later.
      The washstand stayed in her room at Aunt Maggie's house until about 1946 when my brother James got married.  He and his wife Evelyn had a bathroom in their home, so the washstand graced their living room for nearly 40 years.
      When James died on March 1, his daughter Juanita let me take the washstand apart and put it in the back of the station wagon where it rode home with me from Louisiana.
      It's a tangible reminder of the Good Old Days that nobody wants to go back to, but everybody wants to remember.
*[John Gwin note: The summer of 1999 while we were visiting Mom and Dad in West Virginia, Dad told me the story again that his mother, my grandmother, had so often told him, of how his grandma took a bath--the part he had evidently decided not to include in the above 1984 rendition of the story:
"She'd strip to the waist and wash down as far as possible, then put her clean top-clothes on. 
"Then she'd strip from the waist down and wash up as far as possible.
"And then she'd wash Possible!"

And so I've learned a new chapter to the old story and met two new cousins (Dona and Tom--and I'm sure more will follow), whom I believe to be direct descendants of the original owners of Grandma's and Grandpa's old washstand. 

Dad died 7 May 2001, and my wife and daughter and I loaded up the wash stand and brought it to New Mexico to be here where Mom lived near us until 2005.  And finally in 2013, Cousin Juanita and her husband were able to drive here and pick up the wash stand and take it back to their Louisiana home to be reunited with its two companion pieces, the four-poster double bed and three-drawer bureau.  :-)

*Dad's story, "A Rose of Long Ago", is better than my abbreviated one.  Read it in his book, Once Upon Ago from the Charleston Daily Mail's  "Looking Back with Adrian Gwin", McClain Printing Co., St. Albans, WV, 1993; ISBN 0-87012-508-7; LOCCCN 93-91687.  Or stick around awhile, and maybe I'll get it scanned here on the page!








If you have any info on this family, please email me at: beaugez@bellsouth.net

George David/Davis FLYNN;
b 1860 Lamar County, AL
m 1850
d 1913 Lamar County, AL
Spouse: Icy GORDON
b 1878 Lamar County, AL
d 1908 Lamar County, AL

Children of George and Icy FLYNN:

1- Lester Curtis FLYNN
b 1896 Lamar County, AL
d 1977 Lamar County, AL
2- Albert Austin FLYNN
b 02 Sep 1897 Lamar County, AL
m 31 Jul 1918 Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL
d 20 Mar 1970 Marion Co., AL
Spouse: Mary Ada McDONALD

3- James Thomas FLYNN
b 1900 Lamar Co., AL

4- Lura Mae FLYNN
b 12 Sep 1903 Lamar Co., AL
d 01 Mar 1977 AL

5- Audie Ellen FLYNN
b 1905 Lamar Co., AL
d 1984
 

If you have any info on this family, please email me at: beaugez@bellsouth.net





Some Great Communications:



Subject:     Mary Ann Flynn
Received:    8/20/1999 8:42 AM
From:        Dona Vaughn
To:          john, jmcdgwin@zianet.com 

John, I was so glad to see your post on the Flynn Family Genealogy Forum about Benjamin Anderson Flynn who m. Susan Watson.  My brother, Tom Lee, has
answered your post on the forum, but I wanted to share with you the information we have.

Mary Ann Flynn was born March 17, 1845 and died November 10, 1904. She married John A. Lee (born Feb. 24, 1839, died November 29, 1902).  We did not have the marriage date until your post, and we do not have John's parents.

Mary and John moved to Wood County, Texas, in 1871. They settled in the Cartwright Community circa 1873. John  was a Confederate veteran. He enlisted in 1862 and served until the close of the war (We have his "safe conduct" from Appomatox).  He was a private in Co. B of the 60 Reg't Alabama Infantry.  Their children were John. B., Susie, Mariah, Cynthis (I'm wondering if this is a typo in the letter from the genealogical society and the name is actually Cynthia), Julia, Stella, Levi L., Ben F., and Everett Festus (my grandfather).

I cannot tell you how thrilled we are to learn the names of Mary Flynn's parents (our gg-grandparents).  I am in touch with one of the children of Ben F. and I will share this information with her!

Have you managed to trace the Flynns and Watsons to the next generations?

Dona
Dona Vaughn 


John, You did a great job putting together the pieces of this puzzle!

I am certain your Plausible Theory is right.  I'm sure Tom remembers, as I do, our being told as children that our great-grandfather John walked all the way home from Appomattox.  I remember hearing that when he got home, so filthy and covered with lice, that he wouldn't let anyone near him until he had bathed, and that his old clothes were burned.

Dona
Dona Vaughn





Subject:     Re: Flynn family
Sent:        2/6/20 11:23 AM
Received:    2/9/02 12:04 AM
To:          jmcdgwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

I plan to take copies I printed to my dad tomorrow.  He really wanted time to look it over before getting a call, so please wait until Monday or Tuesday night.  My grandfather was Homer Flynn (he never used Sr. that I remember).  He lived in Oak Ridge, La.  His brothers and sisters were John Harold, J.W. (Ted), Bennie, Jewel, Sunshine... all of which I saw in your info today.  I think my father said his grandfather was Elijah... he'll have to clear that up for you.  I hope we can be of some mutual interest and information to each other.    --Kevin

----- Original Message -----
From: "jmcdgwin" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: Flynn family
 

Subject:     Flynn family
Received:    2/8/02 2:40 PM
To:          John Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

My father is Homer Flynn Jr.  He is not computer literate, so I'll print this information for him.  He said he would be glad to talk with you and exchange information.  His phone number is <private--not posted here>.  If you choose to contact him, give it a few days for me to get this material to him and for him to "study it".

Kevin Flynn
jakatsoftdiskdotcom

 
Kevin Flynn,

Are you who I hope you are?  Is Homer Flynn, Jr., who I hope he is?  I mean, is your line something like: Kevin, son of Homer Jr., son of Homer Sr., son of John Flynn, son of Burt Flynn, son of Benjamin Anderson Flynn and Susan Watson Flynn?

If so, then you and I are 3rd cousins once removed, and you and my son are 4th cousins.  And your dad and I are 3rd cousins, and I REALLY want to talk to him.   Are you sure I can't call him now?  Huh?  Huh?  Can I? Please, canIcanI?

Here's the way it lines up if that's true:

Benjamin Anderson Flynn
and
Susan Watson Flynn
parents
Benjamin Anderson Flynn
and
Susan Watson Flynn
Bert Flynn
siblings
Julia Flynn (my dad's grandma)
John Flynn
1st Cous
Ada Vardaman (my grandma)
Homer Sr.
2nd Cous
Adrian Gwin (my dad)
Homer Jr.
3rd Cous
John Gwin (myself)
Kevin
...4th cousins...
Jeremy Gwin (my son)
 
I'm VERY much looking forward to hearing  from you again!
Best to you,

In Jesus,
John---Contact information:
 =====================================
John M. Gwin  JMcDGwin@zianet.com
1845 Anderson Drive, Las Cruces, NM  88001 USA
(505) 522-2171
GENEALOGY Homepage:
http://www.zianet.com/jmcdgwin/genealogyhomepage.htm
How to know God personally (No kidding!):
www.gospelcom.net/navs/navinfo/resources/bridge/bridge.htm
 =====================================


Excerpts from my first two letters from Homer Flynn, Jr.:

23 Feb 2002
Cousin John--
...A little side story--My wife's name, before we married, was Abney Dell Scanland.  Her father was Abney Downs Scanland, and his mother Adelaide Amelia Abney.  The Scanlands and the Abneys lived in Bossier Parish, LS.  Adelaide had a brother named Frank Abney, who lived in Charleston, WV, and was president of the bank there.  I never met any Abneys and don't know how he got from Louisiana to WV, but since you had some connection with Charleston, I thought it would be interesting if you had ever known or heard of the Abney family.

I have sent a copy of the material from the internet to my cousin Brenda Epinette Grammer, Sunshine's granddaughter.  She lives at Archibald, LA, and has spent many hours researching the Flynn family.    Also I have sent a copy to my cousin Hugh Parker, Jewell's son.  Hugh is an architect and lives in Bastrop, LA but has his office in Monroe, LA.  Hugh is a paraplegic, having had polio when he was about 17.  Nevertheless, he went on to LSU and became an architect.  I respect him greatly for what he has done, and his outlook on life.  He is 67 years old, has two daughters, three granddaughters, and wants to retire.

John, it is a great pleasure for me for you to have come into my life with all of the family information you have.  One day we will meet, and talk, and enjoy every minute.

Best regards, Homer Flynn, Jr.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

1 April 2002
Cousin John:

I was in Oak Ridge last month and took some pictures at the cemetery; copies are enclosed for you.  This is the Baptist Cemetery, with the oldest grave on record to be 1847--William Davis, who, I believe, was somehow related to Rebecca Davis Flynn, wife of Elijah.  I have not been able to verify this yet.

...Homer, Sr. (Doby) was my father, and was nicknamed Doby all his life.  My mother was called Tin-tin by my children, trying to say Mrs. Flynn because that is what my wife called her.

I have just today noticed something that we need to straighten out.  I have a little booklet, penned by Sunshine, that says Elijah was born Sept. 3, 1844.  Your data, taken by my son from the internet, says that Mary Ann Flynn was born 17 Mar 1845.  Since they were brother and sister, and since these dates are only 6 months apart, obviously something is wrong.  I spent several years trying to learn something about Elijah with no luck until your information came along.  I began to wonder if Elijah was trying to hide his past for some reason.  Anyway, there is still a lot to learn.

Best regards to you, and to any of my cousins that you are in touch with.
Homer Flynn





Subject:     Fw: Watsons in Monroe County

Received:    2/24/02 3:34 AM
From:        Beth Gay
To:          jmcdgwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com

The following letter is from Miriam. I do not know if the family on the Georgia Packet is Thomas Watson's family or not.

BETH

----- Original Message -----
From: John McKinley
To:
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 1:24 PM
Subject: Watsons in Monroe County

I saw your posting of Thomas Watson's will on genforum. He was my ggg-grandfather. His sons George and Josiah are both my gg-grandfathers. George's son Jackson was father of John Franklin, my g-grandfather, and his son Josiah was father of Mary Susan, my g-grandmother. My brother has been interested in genealogy for a long time and has spent much time in the Monroe and Conecuh Co. courthouses and the cemeteries in the area. He has a lot of information that came from a genealogist with good documentation. He has gotten me interested.  He has a copy of the Zachary family Bible with the Zachary family and Thomas family. It is very hard to read, but it shows Susanna Watson, born 14 Aug 1797 m. Nathan Coker, and Polly Watson, born 28 Apr 1787 m. Thompson Coker. According to all the information I can find, Thomas left Columbia Co., GA, around 1815 with son George and maybe 1-2 other sons. Wife Susanna most likely had died. Thomas m2. Ann Dunnam 18 Nov 1817 in Baldwin Co..

My ancestors remained in Monroe Co., so they are pretty well tied down.  I am real interested in finding how Thomas got to Columbia Co. GA, and what the migration path was.

The passenger list for the Georgia Packet has George Watson and wife Mary, with son Thomas, 12 years old and 3 other children.  We have his dob as 10 Oct 1764.

I live in Melbourne Beach, Fl, but go often to Monroe Co.  The little Heritage Museum in the old courthouse building has a good file on a Josiah who was in Civil War.

Two of Thomas' sons, Peter and Thomas, were killed by Indians in Three Notch in 1836.

I don't know if any of this is interest to you, but if you think I might have access to information that will help you, let me know. Thomas and his sons had several land transactions that are available at www.glorecords.blm.gov

Miriam Watson McKinley
The George and Mary Watson who sailed on the Georgia Packet are thought to be Thomas Watson's parents.  The book "Passenger and Immigration List index 1st Edition, Volume 3 O-Z, edited by Wm Filby with Mary K Meyer, published by Gale Research C. Book Tower Detroit 48226.  I also found the same information in a book by Coldham, but I haven't located the reference to that.  At any rate, it says they sailed from Newcastle on the Tyne to Georgia. Lists George 36, shoemaker, Mary 33, children Thomas 12, Isabella 10, Mary 5, and Douglas, 2.  The dates and Thomas age would be consistent with our Thomas.

My Mom was a Nichols.  She had a sister, Pearl, who married Emmitt Coker.  He would have been born in late 1800's.  We had pretty much lost touch with her children, but we are planning a Nichols reunion for the fall.  My sister called last night to tell me that she had located some of them and had addresses.  I will question them to see if they have any information on their father's ancestors.  They lived in Conecuh County back in the 1940's.

My focus now is to try to rule in or out the Thomas coming on the Georgia Packet.  The Zachary's (his wife, Susanna Zachary) came into Georgia from Virginia.  I have not determined where Thomas and Susanna were married.

The Watson-Green cemetery (where Thomas is buried) was long neglected, but my brother spearheaded a restoration, so that now it is fenced and cared for. His tombstone is well-preserved.




From: "Laverne Smith"
Date: Fri Aug 23, 2002  06:43:29 AM US/Mountain
To: "John Gwin" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Re: No subject was specified.

Julia Demaris Lee, b. 26 Apr 1873 in Quitman, TX; d. 13 Jul 1962 in Houston, TX
?
George Weston McLamore, b. 14 Jan 1869 in Montgomery, LA; d. 2 Dec 1947 in Houston, TX
?
They had 9 children
?
Martin Mitchell McLamore born in Valient, OK and died Aug 29, 1989, Tomball, TX
?
Lillie Ethel "Sanders" McLamore b. 13 Jul 1914 in Morrell, TX and died 16 Mar 1997 in Scottsdale, AZ.?
?
They had 2 children.
?
I.? Ethel Laverne McLamore?b. 24 May 1933 in Houston, TX.? Married James Earl Smith in Houston TX on Apr 14, 1951.? James Earl Smith, b. 16 Aug 1929 in Canton, Ohio.? We have 3 children:
??? 1) James Robert Smith, b. 24 Nov 1952 in Houston TX married Debra Bartholomew 17 Feb 1974?in Houston TX.? Debra Bartholomew, b. 20 Oct 1953.? They have 3 children.
??? James Lee Smith, b. 26 Apr 1978 in Mons Belgium at military base, S.H.A.P.E.
??? Jamie Rene Smith, b. 18 Jul 1980 in Mons Belgium at military base, S.H.A.P.E.
??? Joy Hannah Smith, b. 12 Jan 1990 in Heidelberg, Germany.
?
??? 2) Cathy Lynn Smith, b. 7 Jun 1956 in Houston, TX.? Married James Keith Stewart (b. 20 Mar 1956) in Houston, TX, 19 Oct? 1982.? They have 2 children.
??? Melissa Kathryn Stewart, b. 29 Jan 1986 in Houston, TX
??? Michelle Lynn Stewart, b. 12 Jun 1992 in Houston, TX
?
??? 3) James Martin Smith, b. 16 Mar 1962 in Houston.? Married Sharon Sampiere 9 Nov 1990 in Houston, TX.? They have 2 children
??? Peri Christine Smith, b. 14 Aug 1992 in Houston, TX
??? Christopher Martin Smith, b. 20 Jan 1994 in Houston, TX
(Sharon had a son by previous marriage, John Miller, b. 24 Nov 1987)

II.? Patsy Lorene McLamore, b. 19 Oct 1938 in Houston, TX married Jack DeBartolo and they have 3 children
??? Ava Grace DeBartolo, b. 16 Mar 1965 in Houston, TX
??? Gina Lorene DeBartolo, b. 10 Nov 196_ ?in Houston, TX
??? Jack DeBartolo, III, b.
?
Also, my information is that Everett Festus Lee was born 23 Feb 1884.
?
Have to go for now.....will delve deeper into this later.
?
Laverne
?


Subject:     Fwd: No subject was specified.
Sent:        8/26/20 12:33 AM
Received:    8/24/02 12:26 PM
From:        John Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com
To:          John and Sharon Gwin, jmcdgwin@zianet.com
 

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Laverne Smith"
Date: Sat Aug 24, 2002  08:42:08 AM US/Mountain
To: "John Gwin" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Re: No subject was specified.

g'morning, John:
?
Here's a tad more on George Weston McLamore and Julia Demaris Lee McLamore children.? I also have a copy of a dictated letter from Julia if you would like a copy of that.? It lists 11 children from John Abraham Lee and Mary Flynn.
?
1.? Charles Owen McLamore
??? b: 15 Apr 1901 in Mineola TX, d: 5 Jul 1902 Cloverhill TX
2.? Ollie Steen McLamore
??? b: 23 Sep 1902 in Quitman TX, d:13 Jun 1966 Orange TX
3.? Jesse Lee McLamore
??? b: 11 Mar 1904?Hugo, OK d:16 Jun 1963 New Orleans LA
4.? Leonard Rowl McLamore? (not spelled Rowel)
??? b: 16 Feb 1906 Hugo, OK d:???????????????????????? Houston TX
5.? Martin Mitchell McLamore
??? b:3 May 1908 Valient, OK d: 29 Aug 1989 Tomball TX
6.? Lorene McLamore
??? b: 28 April 1910 Swink, OK d:?????????????????????? Houston TX
7.? Richard Steth McLamore
??? b: 9 Aug 1911 Swink, OK d: 20 Mar 1912
8.? Lillian Leota McLamore
??? b: 2 Jun 1913 Swink, OK d:?????????????????????????? Houston TX
9.? Stella Mae McLamore
??? b: 1 May 1915 Swink, OK d:????????????????????????????????????????? CA
?
In the dictated letter from grandma, they have spelled Demaris "Damaris", but I have always seen it spelled Demaris.? I can try to scan it and e-mail it to you, but I'm not sure how readable it will be.? I'll try it tho if you'd like.
?
That's all for now.? And I love the way you sign off your e-mails, so I will also.
?
In Jesus....Laverne

In Jesus,
John




Following is an exchange of posts on the Randolph-Clay-County List Serve that started with a Watson Family. Since it is in the right neighborhood, and as I've not had time to see what's viable and what's not, I include it here in its entirety:



From:
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  09:42:59 AM US/Mountain
To: ran-clay-l@rootsweb.com
Subject: [RAN-CLAY] Watson
Reply-To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com

Does anyone have any info on this family? They moved from Randolph County to what is now Cleburne County around the Civil War.

Watson
James Watson born 1817, died after 1880 Cleburne County married Sarah Elizabeth Hunter born 1820, died in Cleburne County.
[There is a J.B. Watson listed on Sheppard Company of Home Guards; this unit was from what is now Cleburne County] 7 ch:

Mary Watson born 1840
Martha S. Watson born 1843
Samuel Watson born 1846, died 1929 married Mahala L. East, buried Hurricane, Cleburne Co.; 6 ch.:
Leola Watson b. 1869; m. S. Harris
Thursa Watson b. 1872; m. J.A. Mathis
Washington Watson b. 1875;
Dora Watson  b. 1877; d. 1964; m.William Jones; bd. Verdin's Chapel, Cleburne Co.
Laura Watson  b. 1879; m. H.J. Williamson
Joseph W. Watson b. 1881; d. 1968; m. Nellie (nee unk.); bd. Verdin's Chapel, Cleburne Co.
George W. Watson b. 1847
Nancy  C. Watson b. 1850
Sophia Watson b. 1853
Sarah Watson  b. 1855; d. 1883; m. Solomon Teague; bd. Hurricane, Cleburne Co.

From:
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  10:06:03 AM US/Mountain
To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [RAN-CLAY] Watson
Reply-To

I recognized a few names and went digging and I came up with a J A Mathis, but he was born in 1829 so is not likely your guy.

I have 2 Mahala Easts, one b 2 May 1828 d 21 Feb 1889 d/o Benjamin East and Margaret Gregg.  She married William Fielder.
And I have Mahala East b. 1846 d/o James East and Lucinda Duke and they are in the census in 1850 Randolph beat 8

Hope this helps.
Tim


From: "Becky"
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  11:34:26 AM US/Mountain
To:
Subject: Re: [RAN-CLAY] Watson
Reply-To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com

Tim, I'm very interested in the Mahala Easts that you've mentioned.

My GGGrandmother, was an Eliza Armour.  She had a sister named Mahulda Armour, who married a Zealous East--Eliza, Mahulda, and another sister Mary; their parents were Andrew Armour, and Rachel Griggs.

I've always wondered if there was a connection with this Margaret Gregg.  I believe she may have been in Troup Co. at one time.
Becky Carden


From:
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  12:01:37 PM US/Mountain
To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [RAN-CLAY] Watson/East
Reply-To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com

Margaret Gregg-East is thought to be the daughter of John Gray Gregg and Rebecca Gladney buried in the Gladney Cem. in Fairfield SC.

Margaret Gregg-East is bd. at Liberty Ch. of Christ in Randolph Co., along with the family of John Nelson Gregg; he was killed in the Civil War.

John Nelson Gregg was the son of John Gray Gregg and Rebecca Gladney.

I have always thought there is a connection between the set of Greggs that married into the Armours. Linda


From:
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  12:28:27 PM US/Mountain
To: <ran-clay@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [RAN-CLAY] Watson/East
Reply-To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com

Tim, Becky, Linda

Mahulda Armour was my GGGGrandmother and I consider her one of the most interesting members of my family that I do not know much about.  I would love to share information if you are willing.  To share, I have some Bible entries, a tin type picture of a person named A G Armor (knew her dad was named Andrew but I have not documented it formally), and some family documents that have been passed down.  The documents are mostly generated by her children dealing with estate matters.  I also have many of the East grave markers photographed.

I would love to share information with any of you.  I am still a novice genealogist, but I am trying to do a good job documenting what I do record. I would love to flesh out her family and know a little more about them as people.

Thanks! Bill Belcher


From:
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  01:52:26 PM US/Mountain
To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com
Subject: Re: [RAN-CLAY] Watson/East 

Below is what I have on the East family. They were a complex family to be sure. Interesting that I have 2 Zealous Easts in my data, and neither of them is the one mentioned by Linda.

On another note.  My HORN family has been linked back to Troup GA also.

The father of the Zealous East below is a Benjamin East b 1805, the father of my other Zealous East was Stephen East b 1780.

ID: I01647
Name: Zealous Ray East 1 2 3 4
Sex: M
Birth: 1832
Death: 1881
Burial: Liberty Church of Christ Cemetary, Randolph, Ala
Census: 1860 Wesobulga, Al
Census: 1870 Troy, Pike Co., Al
Reference Number: 1647
Note:
Sandra sent me the following information which she says she obtained from C
R East.

Zealous Ray East served in Company G, 46th Alabama infantry, CSA army. Hefirst enlisted in the Wesobulga (now Cragford) Pioneers as a drummer. The Wesobulga Pioneers were organized July 21, 1860 in Wesobulga, Clay Co. He is found in the 46th Alabama as a private in Company E a member of Capt.
Handley's Company May 14, 1862 on an enlistment roll for 3 years of war. He next appeared as a Private in a list of POW's at Vicksburg MS July 11, 1863. Next Listing is a parole at Vicksburg, MS dated July 4 1863. He next is listed on a list of men furloughed at Enterprise MS July 22, 1863. One can assume he was furloughed for a period of time to return home. The next listing of Z R East in the offical records is a receipt for clothes dated April 30, 1864 as Sergeant in Company 5, 46th Alabama Infantry. The next listing is where Sgt Z R East appears on a roll of prisoners caught near Atlanta, Ga July 30, 1864. He was transferred to Louisville, Kentucky arriving there on August 5, 1864. He was then sent to Camp Chase, Ohio, arriving on August 6, 1864. On March 4, 1865 he was found on a record of prisoners transferred to Center Point, Virginia for exchange.

The above is verbatim what Sandra sent me. There are a few problems with this that I need to research. First how can he be paroled on July 4 when he was listed as a POW on July 11. Second is it possible to go from Kentucky on August 5 and arrive in Ohio the next day? I presume this was on horseback.

Father: Benjamin East b: 1805 in South Carolina
Mother: Margaret Gregg b: 1805

Marriage 1 Abrilla Bell Waits b: 12 JUN 1834
Children
 Henry Buckingham East b: BET 1856 AND 1859
 Missouri East b: 1859
 Joseph Kenyon East b: 12 APR 1862
 George Zealous East b: 30 APR 1863
 Alpha East b: 1866
 Benjamin F East b: 1868
 Charles East b: 1870
 Arrabella East b: 9 JUL 1874
 Ocie Olla East b: 9 JUL 1874
 Rahab East b: 18 AUG 1878
 Larry Leroy East b: 1881

Sources:
Title: Census Page: 1850 Talladega
Title: Census Page: 1860 Randolph
Title: Census Page: 1870 Randolph
Title: Census Text: 1880 Randolph Rockdale


From: "Becky"
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  03:39:47 PM US/Mountain
To: <ran-clay@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [RAN-CLAY] Watson/East
Reply-To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com

Bill,
This is so exciting!!

What info I have, is sort of sketchy.

I have that the mother and father were Andrew Armour, and Rachel Griggs.
They were married in 1810 in Jackson Co. Ga.

Rachel died, according to the info I have, and they migrated to Troup Co.
Ga.

My Eliza, was married to Johnson Hodges, and her sister, Mary, was married
to Sherrod? Hodges, they were brothers.

Mary and Sherrod, and Mahulda and Zealous East were married in Troup Co.
Ga., and Eliza and Johnson were married in Macon Co. Al. in 1843.

If you will look at the info on USGENWEB for Green Co. Ga., someone has
posted info on the Armour's going back to a James Armour.

I have that Andrew was born in 1781 in Tenn.  I think he was from Giles Co.

I have that Rachel Griggs was born in 1837 in Jackson Co. Ga.  I have a
feeling that her father may have been a George Griggs, as I did find some
info on a George Griggs, in Jackson Co. Ga., and they did name a child
George.

It states that they had 14 children, and some of them were: Polly, Mahulda,
Eliza, Mary, Robert James, George and don't have info on any of the others.

I know that some of them went out to Texas.

I have info that Andrew died in 1864 in Randolph Co. Al.

I have that Mahulda and Zealous East, were in Chambers Co. Al.

Becky


From: "Bill Belcher"
Date: Sun Nov 19, 2006  05:24:03 PM US/Mountain
To: <ran-clay@rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re: [RAN-CLAY] Watson/East
Reply-To: ran-clay@rootsweb.com

It is my understanding that Zealous East had a brother Benjamin and a son
Benjamin.  Many seem to this his parents were

Here are some of my notes:

 Subject* Zealous East (33)
 Birth* 5 Jan 1805
 Marriage* 19 Feb 1834 Troup, Georgia, United States of
America.
 Death* 15 Sep 1868 Alabama.

 Spouse* Mahuldah Armor (34)
 Name-Marr: __ ___ ____ Hulda East
 Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Mahulda
 Name-Var: __ ___ ____ Huldah
 Birth* 10 Mar 1814 Georgia.
 Death* 10 Dec 1891 Roanoke, Alabama.
 

 Eleven Known Children

 M Benjamin East (70)
 Birth* __ ___ 1834 Georgia.

 M Wm East (71)
 Birth* __ ___ 1836 Georgia.

 M Silas M East (72)
 Birth* 25 Aug 1838 Alabama.
 Death* 28 Apr 1867

 M Elias East (73)
 Birth* __ ___ 1840 Alabama.

 M Thomas Jefferson East (28)
 Birth* 25 Aug 1842
 Marriage* 24 Jan 1867 Martha Ann Pool (29) (b. 28 Mar
1847, d. 17 Mar 1904); Alabama.
 Son: 10 Mar 1870 William Z East (30); Louina, Alabama.
 Son: 17 Mar 1873 Thomas Wilson East (32); Louina, Alabama.
 Daughter: 30 Mar 1874 Izora East (24); Louina, Alabama.
 Death* 17 Jan 1911 Roanoke, Alabama.

 M Cicero J East (74)
 Birth* 20 Aug 1844 Alabama.
 Death* 7 Jun 1893

 M Henry East (75)
 Birth* 22 Mar 1846 Alabama.
 Death* 8 Sep 1868

 F Samantha H (?) East (76)
 Birth* __ ___ 1848 Alabama.

 M Newman East (77)
 Birth* __ ___ 1850 Randolph, Alabama.

 M Zealous B East (82)
 Birth* circa __ ___ 1854 Alabama.

 M Pinkey East (83)
 Birth* circa __ ___ 1856 Alabama.




From: Denise Flynn
Date: Fri Dec 01, 2006  10:20:15 AM US/Mountain
To: John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Re: Concerning Benjamin A. Flynn and William A. Flynn

1.  WILLIAM A.1 FLYNN was born Abt. 1804 in Virginia.  He married POLLY C..  She was born Abt. 1810 in South Carolina.
More About WILLIAM A. FLYNN:
Residence: 1850, Census: Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama
 
Children of WILLIAM FLYNN and POLLY C. are:

 i. JAMES V.2 FLYNN, b. 1832, Georgia.
 ii. WILLIAM J. FLYNN, b. 1832, Georgia.
 iii. SARAH FLYNN, b. 1834, Georgia.
2.        iv. JOSEPH THOMAS FLYNN, b. 07 Dec 1836, Georgia; d. 16 Mar 1908, Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.
 v. JULIA A. FLYNN, b. 1839, Alabama.
 vi. HUGH H. FLYNN, b. Bet. 1842 - 1843, Alabama.
 vii. NANCY M. FLYNN, b. 1847, Alabama.

Generation No. 2
2.  JOSEPH THOMAS2 FLYNN (WILLIAM A.1) was born 07 Dec 1836 in Georgia, and died 16 Mar 1908 in Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.  He married MARTHA "MATTIE" JANE WINBURN 23 Jul 1868 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  She was born 05 Feb 1845 in Georgia, and died 16 Sep 1917 in Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.
Notes for JOSEPH THOMAS FLYNN:
1900 Census:
List James L. Stewart as Brother in Law of Joseph Thomas Flynn age 65.
Family Data Collection:
James L. Stewart
spouse: Hattie Winburn
parents: William Stewart, Nancy Mclain
place of birth: Marshall, Tennessee
dob 18 May 1834
dod 26 Dec 1900
*Assuming Hattie Winburn is the sister of Martha Jane Windborn* wife of Joseph Thomas Flynn.
More About JOSEPH THOMAS FLYNN:
Residence: 1850, Census: Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama
Notes for MARTHA "MATTIE" JANE WINBURN:
Marriage date found: www.familysearch.org
Mattie J. Windborn and J. T. Flynn
Census list her as WINDBORN; her sister Hattie is listed as WINBURN
More About JOSEPH FLYNN and MARTHA WINBURN:
Marriage: 23 Jul 1868, Lincoln County, Tennessee
 
Children of JOSEPH FLYNN and MARTHA WINBURN are:
3. i. JAMES WALTER3 FLYNN, b. 03 Mar 1872, Lincoln County, Tennessee; d. 24 Nov 1944, DeSoto Co., Mississippi.
 ii. LELA FLYNN, b. 1886, Tennessee.
***************************************************************************

Denise's Info in my Outline Format looks like this:


1.0--William A. Flynn, b. ca. 1804 in VA; d. unk.; m. Polly C. (nee unk.; b. ca. 1810 in SC; d. unk.); res. in 1850 census is Talladega, Talladega Co., AL; 7 ch.;

2.1--James V. Flynn, b. 1832, GA;
2.2--William J. Flynn, b. 1832, GA;
2.3--Sarah Flynn, b. 1834, GA;

2.4--Joseph Thomas Flynn, b. 07 Dec 1836, GA; d. 16 Mar 1908, Athens, Limestone Co., AL; m. 23 Jul 1868 in Lincoln Co., TN, to Martha "Mattie" Jane Winburn (b. 05 Feb 1845 in GA; d. 16 Sep 1917 in Athens, Limestone Co., AL); [Denise Flynn's Notes:1900 Census lists James L. Stewart as Brother-in-Law of Joseph Thomas Flynn age 65; James L. Stewart spouse: Hattie Winburn parents: William Stewart, Nancy Mclain; POB: Marshall, TN; DOB 18 May 1834; DOD 26 Dec 1900 *Assuming Hattie Winburn is the sister of Martha Jane Windborn* wife of Joseph Thomas Flynn.] [Notes for MARTHA "MATTIE" JANE WINBURN: Marriage date found: www.familysearch.org Mattie J. Windborn and J. T. Flynn Census list her as WINDBORN; her sister Hattie is listed as WINBURN]

3.1--James Walter Flynn, b. 03 Mar 1872, Lincoln Co., TN; d. 24 Nov 1944, DeSoto Co., MS;
3.2--Lela Flynn, b. 1886, TN;
2.5--Julia A. Flynn, b. 1839, AL;
2.6--Hugh H. Flynn, b. betw. 1842-43, AL;
2.7--Nancy M. Flynn, b. 1847, AL;
******************************************
I have more information on descendants but this is as far back as I've been able to find. I have no idea what the A. stands for but it very well could be Anderson. If you have any questions about anyone or anything please ask. I'm not trying to be vague but I don't want to bombard you with information that is of no use to your research.
 
Thanks for all your information. Looks like "I" (we) have so much more investigating to do with these elusive FLYNNS.
John Gwin <jmcdgwin@zianet.com> wrote:

Thursday 11/30/2006 1:34:31pm
Name: Denise Flynn
Homepage Title:
Homepage URL:
Referred By: Search Engine
Location: Louisiana
Comments: I am researching the surname FLYNN from Talladega. I am wondering if the Julia A. Flynn married to the Vardaman in your family is the same as mine. My Julia is the daughter of William A. and Polly C. Flynn. Julia was born about 1839. Thanks!
===========================

Hello, Denise--thanks for signing the guest book--good to meet you! It could be that our Julias are related at the first cousin level. Mine is the daughter of Benjamin Anderson Flynn and Susan Watson who eloped and were married in Coweta County, GA. (I have copied that portion of the page below in case you want to refer to it again.)

The problem is that we know nothing of our Benj. A. Flynn's parents or siblings. Your Julia's dad, William A. (his middle name wouldn't be ANDERSON by any chance, would it?) could easily be his brother, and we wouldn't know it. If you know any more about this Wm. A. Flynn of yours, please let me know.

I'm copying this mail to my cousin Jack Vardaman who is also very interested in our Flynn line.

Thanks again, and best to you,
In Jesus,
John (Contact information:)
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Telephone: (505) 522-2171
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From: "Roberts, Pamela J"
Date: July 5, 2007 11:29:25 AM MDT
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Lee/McLamore Genealogy

Hi John.
I hope you are faring well.  My niece (Allison) recently visited your website and sent it to my sister (Debbie).  She would like to have info added for her family.
Following is the line for your reference:  Mary Ann Flynn – John Abraham Lee/Julia D. Lee/Leonard McLamore/James McLamore

Deborah D. McLamore Owens (1960)  aka Debbie; b. 20 May, 1960, m. Terry Lynn Owens 9 February, 1980. d. 12 February, 1994.
Nichole Celeste Owens, b. 29 September, 1983.
Allison Elise Owens, b. 5 December, 1985.
2.       Loretta R. McLamore (1961)
3.       Pamela J. McLamore (1964); m. Christopher D. Roberts.
a.       Barrett C. Roberts (1998)
I apologize for the formatting above.  Should you have questions, please let me know.
Also, Jerry McLamore’s info (James McLamore’s brother) needs to be updated.  He is now deceased (date 10/29/2006).
Would love talking with you soon.  What is new in the world of Flynn genealogy?





From: "Brenda Grammer"
Date: November 6, 2007
To: <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: Death in Flynn family for your records

John,
Wanted to let you know that Hugh Parker of Bastrop, LA, passed away and is being buried today.  Here is his obit site:
http://www.thenewsstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/dclassifieds?Dato=20071105&Kategori=OBITUARY&Class=30&Type=CAT30200&Lopenr=711000121&Selected=2
If you have trouble reaching the site, let me know and I'll copy and paste it here.
I don't know exact death date or cause.  Will contact Sarabeth later in the week.  Hugh's mother and my grandmother (Sunshine Flynn Logan) were sisters.  In fact, I was doing an internet search on Hugh yesterday when I read of his death, and that's how I found your site.
 
There are many, many Gwins here in Archibald, LA, and some are very dear and close friends.  I passed on your Gwin info to them last night.  We're going to see how we tie in.  Mrs. Gwin (Rheba Eppinette Gwin) and I are distant cousins, in fact.  If we discover anything, I will pass the info on to you.  If you hear from Terry or Rheba Gwin via e-mail, they are the ones of whom I am speaking.
 
Brenda Eppinette Grammer
Archibald, Louisiana


HUGH PARKER
Golden Funeral Home
Bastrop, LA
Funeral services for Mr. Hugh Parker are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at First Baptist Church in Bastrop with Rev. Jim Ingram, Dr. L.H. McCollough, and Rev. Dick Day officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bastrop. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Golden Funeral Home.

Hugh Parker was born July 25, 1934, in Bastrop. In 1949, Hugh contracted polio and he spent the next year in New Orleans receiving treatment and then went to Warm Springs, GA for therapy and recuperation. Hugh returned to Bastrop and to Bastrop High School where he graduated in 1952. He attended LSU and graduated in 1956 with a degree in architectural engineering.

In 1963, Hugh married Sarabeth Boughton and they are the parents of two daughters, Sharon Lynn Johnson and husband Charlie of Garland, TX, and Lee Anne McDonald and husband Clay of Choudrant, LA. Three granddaughters are Amelia Cooper and Audrey McDonald of Choudrant, LA, and Ragan Johnson of Garland, TX. Three grandsons are Eric Johnson, Matthew Johnson, and Chuck Johnson, all of Monroe, LA. Other survivors include one sister, Merrilee Rogers of Garland, TX; niece, Suzy Crain and husband Shelby, and great niece and nephew, Meredith and Harrison Crain, all of Sachse, TX; sister-in-law, Sharon B. Green and husband Charlie of Lebanon, TN; nieces, Holly Herrington of Chicago, IL, Marea Herrington of Nashville, TN, Sara H. Jones and husband Nolan of Kilmichael, MS.

Hugh was presented the Mayor's Award for Outstanding Disabled Individual in 2001, was a recent board member for ARCO, was on the Louisiana Architect's Selection Board in 1997, and a member of the Board of Regents of Louisiana Architectural Foundation in 2002. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Monroe, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of First Baptist Church in Bastrop. Hugh was affiliated with the American Institute of Architects, AIA Louisiana, AIA Monroe, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.

His professional experience includes 45 years of practice in all types of architecture, especially churches, educational, housing residential, commercial and institutional. Some of his projects include Monroe/West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, Wyly Tower at Louisiana Tech University, University of Louisiana at Monroe Football Stadium and Baseball Stadium, ULM Activities Center, City Hall and Police Station of Bastrop, many churches in the area, including McGuire United Methodist Church of West Monroe and Lea Joyner United Methodist Church in Monroe. He has worked for Ouachita Parish School Board, Monroe City School Board, Claiborne Parish School Board, Richland Parish School Board, Morehouse Parish School Board, and Franklin Parish School Board.
The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Bastrop Canada Missions Fund, Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, Rays of Sonshine, or the charity of your choice.

Originally published November 05, 2007.