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101 First Mayor of Van, Van Zandt, Texas
1947 
TUNNELL Eddie Raymond (I10775)
 
102 Frances Deel Dean Kohler

The Palestine Herald

Graveside services for Frances Deel Dean Kohler, 77, of Palestine will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapel of the Air at Land of Memory Cemetery with Chaplain Charles Webber and Hayden Hilts officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kohler died Friday in Palestine.

She was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Montalba to Sarah Jewel Kersh and Claude Carroll Deel.

Mrs. Kohler was raised in Palestine and returned in 1976 coming from Baytown. She was a retired nurse. She was a member of 2nd Baptist Church in Baytown and the Newcomers Club in Palestine. She loved to play bridge with her friends at the Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Billie Dean and Vern Kohler; two brothers, Johnnie and Hulan Deel; and a stepdaughter, Kathy Kohler.

Mrs. Kohler is survived by children, Elizabeth Webber and husband Charles of Abilene, Bill (Bud) Dean and wife Merilyn of Elkhart, David Dean and wife Charlotte of Athens, and Pamela Dean and dog Junior of Bois d?Arc; two stepdaughters, Nancy Armand and Donna Peterson of Houston; one brother, Claude Carroll Deel of Baytown; two sisters, Billie Campbell of Frankston and Ruby Tillman of Denson Springs; eight grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association
 
DEEL Frances Ardelia (I9726)
 
103 From a local county paper:
We had a sad accident in our community the 5th of this month. Bro. Tobe Myers was thrown from his horse and died from the effects of the fall. Mr. Myers was one of the best men we ever knew. The writer was by his bedside very near all the time and heard him talk. He was willing to die and was conscious up to within twenty-five minutes before his death. About half and hour before death came we gave him some medicine, he said Doctor don't give me any more medicine, all the medicine in the world won't do me any good. I am bound to die. His son, Bing, came in and said "Papa, we can't do without you." He said "Son, you will have to do without me. I will soon be gone, do the best you can and take care of mamma, and be good to her." He believed all the time that he could not live, and said to every one that he talked with and said he was ready to go. His death was the most triumphant I ever witnessed; he died in ten minutes after death struck him; he could not move hand or foot from the time he fell to the time he died. He was a good man in every sense of the word; he had as few enemies as any one I ever knew. The church has lost one of her best members and supporters. He was already to help the church in every need; he took so much interest in our Sabbath School; his place will be hard to fill. May God bless the bereaved ones, and help them to bear his death and follow him as he followed Christ.
Dr. L. E. Carter
 
MYERS Daniel Tobias (I7133)
 
104 From a photo given by Fannie Tharp, we have Zora's wedding day documented in a photo. This photo is taken in front of the home of Jim and Fannie Smith, the Aunt & Uncle who raised Zora and her brother Tom. Zora is standing to the left and front of the photo, with her bridesmaids, Fannie Tharp and an unidentified friend or relative. In this same picture, standing behind the bride is an unidentified couple, but is speculated to be Tom Hager, Zora's brother, and his wife or a lady friend. Seated on the porch is Mother Berry, the grandmother who first raised Tom and Zora, when they were orphaned in Wills Point.
Standing on the pathway and in front of the gate to the house, is a couple believed to be the owner's of the house, Jim and Fannie Smith, Zora's Aunt and Uncle. The people on the other side of the yard are the Groom's family. John A Tharp and his wife, Emily, stand toward the back, John is holding an umbrella as though it were a cane. The young boy is unidentified, but is possibly a nephew to the Groom. Simeon Stanley Allen Tharp, the Groom stands next to a woman, thought to be Ella Tharp Deaton, his older sister.

It is believed they were married sometime in the year 1903 as they gave birth to their first child in 1904.
In 1903 Zora would have been 20 years old, and Simeon would have been 18. 
Family F0004
 
105 From a Probate Court Record of Birth, we learn that Zora was born @ 4 am on October 25, 1883 to Dow Hagger and Eunice E Berry. Dow Hagger was twenty-five at the time of Zora's birth and Eunice was 20. This same document tells us that Dow was a farmer and that Eunice was a housewife. He was born in Tennessee and she in Texas. Their residence was a rural part of Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas. We also learn that this is the second child for Dow and Eunice. Zora was orphaned at an early age, possibly age five. She is believed to have been raised by an aunt and uncle. She died of a stroke at the age of 74 after a 3 week illness and is buried at Elm Grove Cemetery just outside of Mabank in Elm Grove/Roddy, Van Zandt, Texas.

On a visit 8/14/1999 to the home of Benny David and Linda Huff, we learn from some of Linda's hand written notes made during an interview with Aunt Fannie Tharp Downing that Zora Brother's name was Tom. Zora and Tom were raised by there grandparents Andrew Jackson and Mary Catherine Berry. Zora and Fannie Tharp were best friends and lived next to each other for awhile, then Grandmother Berry moved to Mabank with Tom and Zora. After Grandmother Berry died, Zora and Tom were raised by their Uncle Jim Smith and Aunt Fannie (not to be confused with Zora's best friend and sister-in-law, Fannie Tharp, sister to Simeon Stanley Allen Tharp.

On this same visit, Kay Huff McLeod, also shared some wonderful treasures that tied in beautifully with the interview with Fannie Tharp Downing. Three old photographs were found, two of which were identical photographs but had different handwritten notes on each. One photograph bears the handwritten inscription of, "This is where Zora lived when Sim and her married". The identical photograph #2, bears the note at the top of "Uncle Jim and Aunt Fannies Smith's home. Off to the side of the house it reads simply, "Roddy Texas". One of the most interesting notes is that on the roof of the porch it is written, "my best days". There are thirteen people and a horse in the photo, all standing in the front yard of the home with one exception. Seated is an elderly lady in a white dress and is identified, in penciled writing, as "Mother Berry". This should make her Mary Catherine Sloan Berry, wife of Andrew Jackson Berry, grandmother of Zora and Tom Hager, the grandmother who raised them for awhile before being raised by an Aunt and Uncle, Jim and Fannie Smith.

The photograph is obviously a very special occasion. Every one is all dressed up, three people are holding open either Bibles or Hymnals. The three youngest females in the photograph are standing to the far left, front part of the photo, arm in arm and wearing identical corsages. The two ladies on the ends have their eyes turned upon the lady in the middle who is identified in ink as "Zora". The only other identified person in the photograph is the young lady in the far left side. She is identified as "Mama D" which would make her Zora's best friend, Fannie Tharp, the Groom's sister. (She is also believed to be the source of the pictures.) This is then perhaps Zora and Sim's wedding day. Behind and toward the center is an unidentified couple, but is wondered with great curiosity if this could possibly be Tom Hager, Zora's brother, with a lady friend or perhaps his wife. Directly behind them, you see the seated lady, identified as "Mother Berry". In the direct center of the photo as well as of the front gate, stand a couple assumed to be Jim and Fannie Smith, since the photo is the one identified as Uncle Jim and Aunt Fannie Smith's home. In the opposite side of the yard stands first a man holding an umbrella as though it were a cane. He also has his eyes fixed upon Zora. Because of the long gray white beard, he is easily recognizable as John Allen Tharp, next to him would be his wife Emily Pernecia Fisher Tharp. Just in front of them, there is a young boy, perhaps a nephew. But just in front of him, directly across the yard from Zora and the other two ladies, is the most dressed up gentleman in the picture, this is believed to be Simeon Stanley A Tharp, the groom. Next to him is a very formally dressed lady, carrying a hat, possibly, his sister, Ella Tharp.

This then gives us the perfect wedding picture. Family of the Bride, including Mother Berry are to one side of the house and yard, directly in the middle and standing on the pathway to the house, are the owners of the house, the hosts, and guardians of the Bride. Standing on the opposite side of the yard is the Groom and his family. Proud Mother and Father, a nephew, the Groom and his sister. 
HAGER Zora Gertrude (I0012)
 
106 From a publication called the "Odom Community Notes", we read that "Mr. David Norman and Miss Hattie Tharp were married Thursday night at the home of the Bride's parents. Family F0542
 
107 From a Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, we have a Certificate of Birth from Wills Point, Van Zandt County, from which we learn that Zora Gertrude Hagger was born on October 25, 1884 to Dow Hagger, a farmer born in Tennessee, and who was 25 at the time of this birth, and to Eunice E Berry of Wills Point, Van Zandt County who is a 20 year old housewife. At the time of Zora's birth, Dow & Eunice have an older child, giving Zora an older brother. HAGER Lorenza Jasper (I0018)
 
108 From the Marriage Book, No. 3, page 158 for Natchitoches, Louisiana, filed 10/30/1867. The marriage took place at the home of William A. Tharp (the bride's step-brother). Hyman T Edgar, a native of DeWitt County, Texas wed Miss Amanda A Tharp. Ceremony performed by Charles A Bullard, Justice of the Peace (and uncle of the bride).
Witnesses: Milton J Cunningham (husband of Thalia A Tharp, the brides twin sister), and Sam M Hyman. 
Family F0001
 
109 From the Palestine Herald Press/08/23/1955:

S. E. Kersh, 78, retired railroad trainman, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Missouri Pacific Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in Bailey Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John H. Parrott officiating. Burial will be in the New Addition Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Rees, J. C. Kersh, S. C. Kersh, Sherman Glass, Benton Curry and Charlie Trigg, all nephews of Mr. Kersh.

Native of Mississippi, Mr. Kersh was reared at Salmon where his family moved when he was very young. He had lived in Palestine for 42 years.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church here, and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. A member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen for 52 years, he was the oldest here in line of service. He had retired as a switchman after 42 years of active service.

Survivors are his widow; a daughter, Mrs. David A. Boice of Overton; two grandsons, David Kersh Boice and Arthur Boice, both of Overton, and a sister, Mrs. J. L. Hollis of Houston. 
KERSH Samuel Enos (I0213)
 
110 Funeral services for Don A. Kersh, 70, of Conroe will be held on Monday, August 29, 2005 at 10 a.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Pierce officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Springs Cemetery in Montalba with a graveside service at 3 p.m. Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home. Mr. Kersh was born on Oct. 19, 1934 in Palestine, Texas and passed away on Aug. 25, 2005 in Conroe, Texas. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force and was a former member of the American Legion Post #615 of Porter. Preceding him in death were his parents, Hosea Ezra and Vivian Laciel Stout Kersh; brothers, Joe Kersh and Leslie Kersh; sisters, Phyllis Martin and Linda Newman; son, Larry Ely; and grandson, Michael Fletcher. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Hazel Spann of Conroe; daughters, Susan Rainwater of Bells, Cathy Helms and husband George of Carthage, and Debra Peters and husband Wayne of Conroe; son, Eugene Ely and wife Ellen of Porter; brothers, Freddie Kersh of Houston, Bobby Kersh of Conroe, and David Kersh and wife Bonnie of Houston; sister, Jean Kutschied and husband Arthur of Beaumont; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brian Boss, Billy Boss, Jeff Boss, Paul Helms, James Mayton, Rusty Ely and Raymond Ely. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Kersh, Freddie Kersh, David Kersh, Gene Ely, and Arthur Kutschied.
©Houston Community Newspapers Online 2005  
KERSH Don Arlington (I9712)
 
111 Funeral services for John M. Taylor, Jr., were conducted on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. in the Seagraves First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Dozier officiating. Interment followed in the Gaines County Cemetery in Seagraves under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seagraves.

Mr. Taylor was born in Van Zandt County, Texas, on April 21, 1919. His parents were John Mario Taylor and Mattie Ann Tharp. He married Bernice Elizabeth Galloway on August 17, 1941, in Franklin, Texas. He passed away in Clarendon on May 6, 2006, at the age of 87.

Mr. Taylor had lived in Texas all his life and in Seagraves since 1937. He was a resident of Medical Center Nursing Home in Clarendon for the last four months. He was a Baptist deacon and was employed by Colombian Carbon Company for 33 years. He was a small plane pilot, gunsmith, and farmer. He supported any activity in which his children were involved. He was the best Papaw on earth.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Bernice E. Galloway Taylor, his parents, and one sister.

Survivors include two sons, James Robert Taylor of Hitchcock, Texas, and John Glidwell Taylor of Clarendon; six daughters, Martha Elizabeth Taylor and Dorthy Marie Taylor, both of Seagraves; Marian Orrell Lotman of Hallandale, Florida; Tommie Nell Gentry of Watauga, Texas; Barbara Ann Courtright of Houston; and Ruth Estelle Daniel of Plano; a sister, Nell Cook of Hobbs, New Mexico; and 17 grandchildren.



 
TAYLOR John Marion, Jr (I1423)
 
112 George & Virginia Murphy's grandson was Audie Leon Murphy, (1924-1971) who was destined to become the "most decorated American soldier in World War II". MURPHY George Washington (I0496)
 
113 George Allen Tharpe was a seven year veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of LA Woodcarvers and a deacon at First Baptist Church. Allen enjoyed helping others, and spending time cooking for family and friends. THARPE George Allen, II (I4929)
 
114 George E. Tharp
December 9, 1921 - March 17, 2011
Visitation/Services
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Visitation
Saturday, March 19, 2011 | 11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Waltrip Funeral Directors
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Saturday, March 19, 2011 | 1:00p.m.
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George Edwin Tharp, 89, born on December 9, 1921 in Austin, Texas to Benjamin Carroll Tharp and Norris Wallis Tharp, passed away on March 17, 2011 in Conroe, Texas.
Mr. Tharp was a WWII Army Veteran. He received his MBA from UT, served as a CPA (State Auditor), formerly employed by Zero Foods and Sysco and was a Deacon at Tallowood Baptist Church. He enjoyed many years of ranching.
George married Helen Jones Tharp on August 8, 1942, she preceeded him in death in 2006. Also preceeding him in death was his brother, B.C. Tharp, Jr. Survived by his children, George Edwin Tharp, Jr. and wife, Teresa, Martin Tharp, Betsy Jones and husband, Bill, Benjamin Tharp and wife, Mary Ellen, and Nancy Slayton; grandchildren, Leslie Ruffino and wife, Joey, Tammy Tharp, Teague Tharp and wife, Kim, Tana Hall, Trudi Skinner and husband, Lance, Timothy Jones, Dennis Jones, Katie Sandifer and husband, David, Benjamin Tharp, Jr. and Carra Tharp; great-grandchildren, Travis Ruffino, Ashley Ruffino, Dylan Ruffino, Gabriel Tharp, Madeline Tharp, Kyle Skinner and Natalie Sandifer.
Visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m., in the Waltrip Chapel, Rev. Merle Blado, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

George Edwin Tharp

George Edwin Tharp, 89, passed away on March 17, 2011.
Mr. Tharp obtained his MBA from UT, served as a CPA (State Auditor) and was formerly employed by Zero Foods and Sysco; he enjoyed many years of ranching.
George is preceeded in death by his wife, Helen Jones Tharp and brother, B.C. Tharp, Jr. He is survived by his children, George Edwin Tharp, Jr. and wife, Teresa, Martin Tharp, Betsy Jones and husband, Bill, Benjamin Tharp and wife, Mary Ellen, and Nancy Slayton. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Waltrip Funeral Directors, services will follow at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Merle Blado, officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Oaks Cemetery,
 
THARP George Edwin, Sr (I10837)
 
115 George Perkins Sr.

FREMONT -- George W. Perkins Sr., 91, of Hickory St., Fremont, OH passed away on August 15, 2009 at The Bellevue Hospital. He was born on February 22, 1918 in Frances, KY to George and Lottie (Mosely) Perkins.
He served in the US Army during WWII. He was a Staff Sergeant Cook with the 853rd Ordinance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company. He received the EAME Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars and the Good Conduct Ribbon.
George was a television repairman for many years for Meyers TV and Appliance, TV Clinic and Lamar Joseph. He was also a school bus driver. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He enjoyed gardening, music and watching pro wrestling, CNN and old western movies.
He is survived by his wife, Mary O. Perkins, Fremont; children, Georgine (Gregory) Tuck, Findlay, OH, Gary D. (Mary S.) Perkins, Kansas, OH, George Perkins, Jr., Fremont, Tim Perkins, Lodi, OH and Marianne Shaffer, Fremont; brother, Archie B. Perkins, Denver, CO; seventeen grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, great granddaughter, Lyla Perkins, and many brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH, with Celebrant Maureen Pump officiating and military honors provided by the American Legion and V.F.W. 
PERKINS George Washington (I11820)
 
116 Gladys Sessums Kersh
Miss Gladys, 86, made passage to her Creator on Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at Baptist Medical Center. She was a 53 year resident of Clinton. For the past 4 years she has been an active resident of Trinity Mission Health and Rehab, where she was loved and cared for by a very special community.
For over 50 years she was a member of the Clinton chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and was a Past Worthy Matron. For the past several years she has been a parishioner at the Episcopal Church of the Creator. In all areas of her life Miss Gladys will be remembered for her strong spirit, sharp wit and unconditional love.
She is survived by her daughter, Gale Nelson of Clinton; granddaughters, Christie McCarthy of Painted Post, NY, and Clare Nethery of Madison; their husbands, James McCarthy and Rob Nethery; great grandchildren, Brendan and John McCarthy, and Liam, Tristan and Rowan Nethery, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Kersh, and three brothers, Kirby, J.D. and Howard Sessums.
Visitation will be held today at the Church of the Creator from 5-8 p.m. and a service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, February 22, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Creator, 1445 Clinton-Raymond Road, Clinton, MS 39056.
Published in the Clarion Ledger on 2/21/2008.  
SESSUMS Gladys Louise (I9744)
 
117 Grace Norvell has published an extensive article on the Norvells in the "Magazine of Virginia Genealogy". She believes that Capt Hugh Norell of Williamsburg is in the line of Mr Thomas Nowell of Skiff's Creek in Warwick County as his immigrant ancestor. The difference in spelling (Norvell vs Nowell) is believed to be due to the practically indistinguishable script writing of the name. NORVELL Hugh, Sr, Captain (I0366)
 
118 Grandfather of twins THARP Vander Cozell (I0014)
 
119 Graveside Services for Mr. Walter Raymond "Rusty" Earl, 61, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at the Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. George Bonner officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe, LA.

Mr. Earl was born on February 5, 1946 and passed away on August 31, 2007. He was an artist, musician, and loved playing chess, where he was highly ranked in the state of Louisiana. He also loved to read. He is preceded in death by his parents, Laverne and Martha Gertrude Hamer Earl; his paternal grandmother, Jewel Earl; aunt, Johnnie Geraldine Earl; and his brother, Rodney Lee Earl.

Survivors include his daughter, Tiffany Lynn Pipes and husband Lance; son, Nicholas Sean Earl; granddaughter, Amber Traweek; and brothers, Michael William Earl and Jeffrey Scott Earl. 
EARL Walter Raymond (I3580)
 
120 Graveside services for Ricky Lynn Work of Burneyville, Okla. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Earle's Chapel Cemetery in Jacksonville. Ricky is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Debra Work of Palestine and three stepchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Linda Work of Jacksonville; sister and brother-in-law, Junior and Carolyn Whiteley of Maydelle; sister, Lucille Slider of Burneyville, Okla.; and sister and brother-in-law, Crissina and James Whiteley of Madill, Okla.; 10 nephews and five nieces; and several great-nieces and nephews. Ricky was born July 20, 1956 in Rusk to J.B. and Maxine Work. He died Sept. 22 at home.
Published in the Herald-Press from 9/30/2009 - 10/1/2009
 
WORK Ricky Lynn (I11080)
 
121 Guillaume left France about 1703 with his wife and infant son and settled near Scarborough, North Riding, Yorkshire, England. Scarborough is a town on the East coast of England founded in 966 by Viking raiders. In the middle ages merchants organized a fair which lasted about 6 weeks every year and which remained an annual gathering place for over 500 years. Once, the spot of a popular spa, it is presently a popular resort.

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme,
Remember me to one who lives there,
For once she was a true love of mine. 
TONNELIER Guillaume (I1616)
 
122 Had no children LOWE Ruby Elizabeth (I1556)
 
123 Hannah Devore was born 2 November 1812 in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, a daughter of Jesse Devore. The family moved to Mississippi when Hannah was a small child. They stopped several times en route to Texas, then settled in Liberty county in 1826. On 8 May 1831, Hannah Devore married John Berry of Kentucky, who came to Texas in 1826. In 1834, the Berry family moved to Bastrop. Later, Hannah Berry told of hearing many an Indian yell during the "bloody days of Bastrop," and once saw 500 Comanche Indians at one sight. She saw Wilbarger after he was scalped by the Indians, and says he lived another ten years. When the Alamo was taken, a messenger came and told the people to retreat back out of danger. The people of Bastrop left the town and traveled by various methods to different places. The Berry family, and a few others, went to Fort Parker, and stayed three weeks at the Fort. Mrs. Berry knew the famous Cynthia Ann Parker well, who was then taken by the Indians as a small girl.

Hannah belonged to the Baptist Church, joining in 1841. The First Missionary Baptist Church in Williamson County was organized in her home by Reverends Garrett and Talafero. The latter preached there fourteen months. Mrs. Berry knew the old pioneer Baptist preacher, Z N Morrell well.

At her death, Grandma Berry had seventy-four grandchildren that she knew of, and 124 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was a small woman, with hair white as snow, and a healthy-looking round face without many wrinkles, considering her age. Hannah Berry died 1 March 1904 and is buried in Midway Cemetery at Hawley, Jones County Texas.  
DEVORE Hannah (I0483)
 
124 He is buried in Oakdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Rankin, Mississippi. KERSH John (I0030)
 
125 He served in the US Marines in France in the Meuse Argonne Offensive and elsewhere, and was wounded in action on the 2 Nov 1918. FISHER Eugene Henry (I7191)
 
126 He was a Methodist minister and inherited a horse, from his brother, Rev. John Tunnell that had taken the latter over a vast territory during his ministerial career. He served in the Revolution and participated in the battle of Long Island. His wife Kezia Money whom he married 1776 in Georgetown, Maryland, died 1836 in Morgan County, Illinois. She was of a Huguenot family of the eastern shore of Maryland. They lived in Virginia until 1788 when they moved to Washington County, Tennessee, and it is said they lived at one time in Greene County, Tennessee. Several of their children were born in Virginia while the others were born in Upper East Tennessee. Five of their sons were ministers. They had an only daughter, who married, and like her mother, was the mother of ten sons and one daughter. There are many descendants who bear the name as four thousand are known.
From NOTABLE SOUTHERN FAMILIES VOLUME III, (Chattanooga, TN, 1926) by Zella Armstrong. From the Foreword, "special credit must be given to Miss Lucy M. Ball who prepared the complete Tunnell record." 
TUNNELL Stephen (I1583)
 
127 He was electrocuted during a storm (downed power lines) Ma said "his body was burned black" this happened when he was 17 years old. I do have a Huge framed picture of him that Ma had. I believe this happened in Denton but it could have been Greenville. DEATON William (I7609)
 
128 Helen had a son Billy by a pervious marriage DOWDY Audrey Helen (I0160)
 
129 Helen Haunschild, 94, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011. She was born January 20, 1916 in Groveton, Texas and had resided in Orange for 65 years. A loving mother and wife, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Otho Haunschild. She is survived by her son Harold Haunschild and wife Ginnie, of Fort Worth; daughter Ann Bookout and husband John of Houston; sister Mildred Norsworthy of Orange; grandchildren Taylor Haunschild, Joshua Haunschild, John Bookout IV, James Bookout and Katherine Bookout. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm., Wednesday, January, 12, 2011 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm at First Christian Church in Orange. A private burial will precede the service. NORSWORTHY Helen Olive (I4001)
 
130 HENRY BINGHAM MYERS

by Charles Sherman

Henry B Myers, of Sublime, Lavaca County,, has been a resident of this locality since December 23, 1869, and two years later, when he mad a purchase of land, located upon his present property, a tract of eighty-five acres located in the Breedlove League. For many years an agriculturist, at one time he cultivated 140 acres, made from thirty to forty-five bales of cotton and raised his own cattle, and it is his declaration that he has never bought any meat since coming to the state.

Mr. Myers came to Texas from Rankin County, Mississippi, where he was born near Pelahatchie Post office, October 22, 1839. His grandfather was William Myers, a South Carolina slave holder and farmer, who died in Rankin county, Mississippi, in 1860. He married Rachel Rhodes, a sister of Henry Rhodes, the maternal grandfather of Henry Bingaman Myers, and their family comprised: William, who was a lieutenant in the Confederate army during the Civil war; Ellis; David; Lewis; Edmond, and Margaret, who married David Crook, and Daniel G. Myers, the father of Henry B. Daniel G. Myers was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, about the year 1814, and a young man moved to Mississippi, where he passed his life as a farmer, and died in 1851. He married Miss Margaret Rhodes, daughter of Henry Rhodes, also of the Edgefield District of South Carolina, and after his death she married John F. Semore, and died in 1911. Daniel G. and Margaret Myers were the parents of the following Children: Capt. Samuel C., who died at Brandon, Mississippi; John H., who died at Pelahatchie, Mississippi; Henry Bingaman, of this review; William W., who died during the war at [Culpepper] Court House, Virginia; Rachel Ann, who married Thomas P. Chapman, of Smith County, Mississippi; Margaret E., who married Sam Ragsdale, of Polkville, Mississippi; and Sarah E., who married William Knight, and died in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

Henry Bingaman Myers was educated by a "pine-knot" fire, and his schooling was very limited in character, he walking from two and one-half to five miles to school, and his studies being reading, writing and arithmetic. His was the old-time log schoolhouse, a building about sixteen feet square, in which the writing desk extended clear across one side of the room. There were no desks for books, and the pupils carried but few, the predominating volumes being the "blue black" speller, the arithmetic and the geography, while a few pupils studied grammar, although those who did so were considered very advanced in their studies. When he left school Mr. Myers became a farmer, he having been brought up on a farm on which a few slaves were held. In 1860 he voted for Bell and Evert, the Union candidates for president and vice president, although he belonged to a whig family, and was opposed to the secession of Mississippi from the Union, although when the state went with the Confederacy he gave it his stanch allegiance and support. Mr. Myers entered Capt. S. C. Myer's company, which was raised by his eldest brother, and it was made a part of the Thirty-ninth Regiment, Col S. B. Shelby. The regiment rendezvoused at Jackson and went thence to Abbeville, where it had its first skirmish, in which, however, Mr. Myers, owing to an attack of measles, did not participate. At Corinth he was in the first big engagement, and after the battle was on detail in the infirmary corps, picking up and caring for the wounded. From Corinth the regiment went to Port Hudson, on the Mississippi River, and took part in the siege there, remaining in that locality until the surrender of the Confederates. The regiment was paroled there and permitted to return home, but after a few weeks the War Department of the Confederacy ordered the men to report at Mobile, Alabama, where they were exchanged. A second order soon came for the regiment to join General Johnston's army at Rome, Georgia, on the Atlanta campaign, and Mr. Myers' first fight was at Resaca, following which he participated in all the engagements to Atlanta, where he took part in the siege, his regiment being one of the last to leave the city. He then joined Hood's army and moved back in Tennessee, took part in federate forces to Iuka, Mississippi, where the Thirty-ninth was furloughed home. When the regiment came together again it went to Mobile, Alabama, and later camped for a time at Pollard, Florida, then being ordered within the fortifications at For Spanish, where they were besieged by the Federals for many days and finally captured. They were marched for two days down the coast to a landing and shipped to Ship Island, Mississippi, being there confined for three weeks. About this time General Lee surrendered and the regiment was sent to New Orleans and on up the river to Vicksburg, where it was paroled. The formality of paroling was merely to march the soldiers single file through a building, the men's names being called, each man answering, and then passing outside to the parole camp. The troops were sent on to Big Black River, rations were issued by the United States Government, and the troops were then released to go to their homes.

Mr. Myers were sick with fever at the time, but managed to walk to Jackson by the next evening and reached the hospital where he rested during the night and was met there the next morning by his brother John. With him he returned to his home by rail and was met at the station by his wife, who had brought a bed and wagon. When Mr. Myers looked about over his farm, which he had scarcely seen since the war commenced, he found saplings growing on the field where he had raised forty bushels of corn to the acre just before the war, being enough to make four rails to the cut. The first year he made a crop with an old army comrade on the latter's farm, but the second year resumed work on his own place, and there continued until leaving for the West. Mr. Myers left Mississippi because of the ill health of his wife, and came to Lavaca County, Texas, where he located among his relatives, and here Mrs. Myers soon succumbed to the climatic conditions. Land here was worth from $2.50 to $5.00 an acre, and Mr. Myers purchased a tract, where he has abstracted the fertility of the soil by its cultivation for almost fifty years. He has sold off much of his property, feeling that he has earned a rest from his many years of arduous labor.

Since the close of the war Mr. Myers has been a democrat. He voted for Governor Coke, and has followed the political fortunes of every governor of the state since that time, and has taken some active personal part in the political affairs of Lavaca County. For four years Mr. Myers served as justice of the peace, but his administration was not made notable by any prominent lawsuits. In 1890 he was elected county commissioner, serving on the board with Judge Green, A. Gloeckler, A. D. A. Beyer and J. H. Debera, and during the four years of his incumbency several iron bridges were erected in the county and the plans were consummated to build a new court house, which was ordered erected by the succeeding board. While his children were attending school, Mr. Myers served efficiently as a member of the school board of his home district. Since his fifteenth year he has been a member of the Methodist Church, and for the past thirty years has acted in the capacity of steward, as well as being a trustee of the church property.

Mr. Myers was married prior to the Civil war to Miss Susanna Carr, a daughter of Rev. Jacob Carr, and she died without issue at Shimek, in April, 1870. In October, 1871, Mr. Myers was married to Miss Camilla P. Allen, a daughter of John L. and Eliza (Woolsey) Allen, Georgia settlers of Texas and farming people. Mr. and Mrs. Allen were the parents of eleven children. To Mr. and Mrs. Myers there have been born the following children: John H., of Wilson County, Texas, who married Miss Susie Little, and has five children, Edith, Mabel, Philip, John and Clyde; and Charles Bruce, a banker of Poteet, Atacosta County, Texas, who married Lina McAda, and has two sons, Edgar Bruce and James Allen, and a daughter, Camilla Elizabeth. 
MYERS Henry Bingham (I10660)
 
131 Henter is the twin of Brennan HOFFMAN Hunter Daniel (I1394)
 
132 Hiram G. Fisher is known with reasonable certainty to be the son of Elijah Fisher, based on the following evidence:

In a deed dated 12 July 1869, Emily Tharp and her husband John A. Tharp, Jr., conveyed to Henry Tolls of Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, their one-seventh interest in 200 acres of land, ?the said interest hereby conveyed being an undivided interest of one seventh in and to all of said lands. It being the entire interest in said lands inherited by said Emily Tharp from her deceased father Hiram Fisher and her deceased brother Joseph Fisher. A copy of this deed is attached to Hiram G. Fisher's record. The described land was:

160 acres as follows: Township 6, Range 1W, NE quarter of Section 36
40 acres as follows: Township 6, Range 1W, S half of the W half of the SE quarter of Section 25

These two parcels were first entered by Elijah Fisher, as follows: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Land Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: United States, Bureau of Land Management. Mississippi Pre-1908 Patents: Homesteads, Cash Entry, Choctaw Indian Scrip and Chickasaw Cession Lands. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1997.

12 Mar 1825, 160.24 acres was entered by Elijah Fisher in the Jackson Land Office: Township 6N, 1W, E half of the NE quarter and W half of the NE quarter Section 36

21 Sep 1835, 40.17 acres was entered by Elijah Fisher in the Mt Salus Land Office: Township 6N, 1W, S half of the W half of the SE quarter of Section 25

It is also notable that Henry Tolls, the person to whom the Tharps conveyed their interest, was the husband of Saphronia Robbins, eldest daughter of Almond Robbins and Catherine Fisher. Saphronia Robbins and Emily Tharp were first cousins. 
FISHER Hiram G (I4029)
 
133 Home for this family in 1910 was Avoca, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma Family F3078
 
134 Houston Henry Hambrick Jan. 25, 1907 - Nov. 29, 2004


Wednesday, December 1, 2004 2:13 PM CST

Houston Henry Hambrick, age 97, of Milford, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 29, 2004, at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Italy with the Reverend Jeff Bankhead and the Reverend John Wheatley officiating. Interment will follow at the Milford Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

To view an online obituary or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit the Web site at www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home. 
HAMBRICK Houston Henry (I6582)
 
135 Hugh Berry learned the saddle trade from Samuel Jack who had married a Mary Berry (possibly his Aunt). Hugh had been placed in the care of Samuel Jack by his mother after his father died in Greene County, Tennessee. BERRY Hugh, Sr (I0514)
 
136 Hugh Norvell
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Hugh Norvell (1669-1719), called "Captain Hugh Norvell" because of his service in the Colonial War, served as a vestryman at Bruton Church in 1694, 1697, 1704, and 1710-1715.

Norvell was on the Vestry of Bruton Parish Church from 1694 to 1710. While serving in that capacity, one of the special committees on which he served was designated by the Vestry to welcome the Rev. Dr. James Blair, President of the College of William and Mary. On December 5, 1710, the Vestry voted to ask him to become their Rector. Hugh Norvell was chairman of this committee. The Rev. Dr. Blair accepted the Vestry's invitation. Norvell was also a member of the committee appointed by the Vestry to oversee the building of the new church. The General Assembly of Virginia on June 7 1699, passed an Act Directing the Building of the Capitol and the City of Williamsburg. One of the clauses of this Act appointed Lewis Burwell, Phil Ludwell, Junr. , Benjamin Harrison, Junr., James Waley, Hugh Norwell [Novell], and Mongo Ingles, Gentleman?Feofees or Trustees for land appropriated to the uses of the City. These gentlemen sold the half-acre lots into which the city had been laid out. Hugh Norwell [Norvell] was still a Feofee or Trustee in 1705 when the Act Directing the Building of the Capitol and the City of Williamsburg with additions was passed.

In 1703 he served on the Grand Jury of the Virginia Admiralty Court and later became a county officer. His plantation lay across the York County boundary near Williamsburg and was cited in a patent from the Virginia Land Office, June 16, 1714, as adjoining the lands of Nicholas Valentine. In 1694, he appeared as the guardian (procaine)ami) of his daughter Elizabeth in a law suit against Mr. Robert Harrison and Mrs. Elizabeth Archer over the payment due Elizabeth. He owned 328 acres of land in nearby James City County and is listed on the quit rent roll of 1704. In 1710, he is mentioned as a juror in some trial involving 8 Tuscarora Indians and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses about 1719.

Pew No. 7 in Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg has a plaque honoring Hugh Norvell, Vestryman, 1710-1715, George Norvell, vestryman, and William Norvell, vestryman, 1775. Further, there is a marker which names Hugh Norvell as one of the members of the vestry who erected the church building from 1710-1715.

Captain Hugh Norvell appears to descend from Thomas Norvell(born 1591-died ca. 1635) who came to Virginia on the ship Margaret and John on January 24, 1624 with "6 bushels of corne, 3 pounds of powder, 1 peece [sic], 1 armour, and 1 sword." He died in Warwick County before August 17, 1635 where he was an original proprietor. He is thought to have married Mary Frye, either the sister or daughter of William Frye of James City County; Thomas and Mary lived on Skiff's Creek in 1630.

Some of Captain Hugh Norvell's descendants include U.S. Senator John Norvell of Michigan, William Walker (soldier) and the Filibusterer in Nicaragua, and Oliver Hardy, the actor-comedian and movie star, son of Mary Norvell Hardy.

The Norvells were of Scots origin. Norvell is a shortened form of the name de Normanville. It dates back to 1190 when John de Normanville witnessed a grant of land by Bernard de Hauden. The family coat of arms as described in Burke's General Armory depicts three black martlets (swallows or swifts) on a silver diagonal band across a black shield. In the 17th Century there existed many spellings of the name: NORWELL, NOVELL, NOEL, NORRELL, NORVILL, NEVILL, and NORVELLE; but by the 18th Century they had generally become NORVELL.

The earliest Norvell in the New World appears to be William Norvell whom in 1619 had a plantation on land that became Isle of Wight County, Virginia. There was a plantation called "Oyster Banks," owned by William Norvell near the boundary of Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties in 1656, when the boundary line between the counties was run. Other early arrivals included: Richard Norvell, 1638; William Norvell, 1639; Peeter Norrell, 1647; Walter Norrell, 1650; Mary Norvell, 1653; in Warwick County; and Thomas Nowell in 1654 in Charles City.

* Goodwin, William A., The Record of Bruton Parish Church, Richmond, Virginia, 1941.
* Burton, Francis Harrison, Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia, Virginia, 1933.
* Meyer, Virginia A. and Dorman, John Frederick, Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5
* Norvell, Grace "James Norvell of Goochland County, Virginia, With Some Indications of His Tidewater Ancestry," Magazine of Virginia, Genealogy, August and November, 1988.
* Baber, Lucy Harrison William Norvell (1746-1794) of Hanover Co., Va: His Forebears and Descendants, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1992.
* Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland, New York, 1946.
 
NORVELL Hugh, Sr, Captain (I0366)
 
137 Hugh Norvell is believed to have drowned in a river on the way of the family's migration to Texas NORVELL Hugh (I0335)
 
138 Hyman Randolph Norsworthy

Hyman Randolph Norsworthy, 87, of Beaumont died Tuesday, Dec. 5, at his home. Born August 8, 1919 in Crete, TX and raised in Groveton, received his Bachelors Degree from Sam Houston State University. Following his service in World War II, he earned his Masters Degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He was retired from Texas U.S. Chemical/Synpol in Port Neches. He was active in the American Camellia Society. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville with burial at Trout Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. Thursday for family and friends at 5735 Glasgow, Beaumont, Texas. He is survived by sons, Joel Brian Norsworthy and wife Joyce Ann of Beaumont; Joseph Guilliam Thibodeaux and wife Nina and sons Nathan and Christopher of LaFayette, LA; sisters, Helen Haunschild of Orange; Mildred Norsworthy of Orange; brother, Hiram Norsworthy of Orange; sister-in-law, Wanda Grayson of Tyler and many nieces, nephews, and Camellia friends all along the Gulf Coast. E.E. Stringer Funeral Home Kirbyville, Texas 
NORSWORTHY Hyman Randolph (I4003)
 
139 ID: I1392
Name: Nancy Jane Akers
Surname: Akers
Given Name: Nancy Jane
Sex: F
Birth: 1846 in Rutherford, Tennessee
LDS Baptism: status: SUBMITTED 1 Mar 2001
Endowment: status: SUBMITTED 1 Mar 2001
_UID: 9397B2A3AD43D611A1EF9450EDAA802F1078
Sealing Child: status: SUBMITTED 1 Mar 2001
Note: Info listed in Cem Inscriptions of Marion Co., SLC 976.189 V.III May and Akers Graves p. 26
Change Date: 23 Jan 2003 at 08:57:34

Father: Meredith Akers b: 4 Sep 1795 in VA
Mother: Elizabeth Pallett b: 1810 in Tennessee

Marriage 1 George May
Married: 1866 in Marion, AL
Children
Jesse May 
AKERS Nancy Jane (I2127)
 
140 ID: I30
Name: Newton Calvin Carnahan
Surname: Carnahan
Given Name: Newton Calvin
Sex: M
Birth: 30 Jan 1818 in , Rutherford, Tennessee
Death: 8 Oct 1906 in , Cannon, Tennessee
Burial: Curlee Cem., Cannon, Tennessee
_UID: 3A90B2A3AD43D611A1EF9450EDAA802FB07F
Note:
Marriage Records and Cemetery Records of Cannon County, TN contain records of Newton. LDS 976.857 V2w.Film #0024608, Film#0380495 p.251,Film0380486,Book
Film 380492, Book 976.857V229

Info from Bob Bloomer (RBloo17022
b. v1 #2 pg10, v2 #1 pg7, v3 #3 pg23, v4 #4 pg30, v7 #1 pg47 d. v4 #4 pg30
m. v4 #4 pg30
32-1850cs Cannon Co., Tn.
42 1860cs P.O Bradyville, Cannon Co., Tn.
52-1870cs Woodbury P.O. - dist #12 - Cannon Co., Tn.
62-1880 Soundex Dist 12, Cannon Co., Tn., v2 sh8 ln39 82-1900 Soundex Dist 12, Cannon Co., Tn., v5 s6 ln82 
CARNAHAN Newton Calvin (I0053)
 
141 ID: I31
Name: Permelia J. Akers
Surname: Akers
Given Name: Permelia J.
Sex: F
Birth: 1821 in Rockcastle, KY
Death: AFT 1870 in Rutherford, Tennessee
_UID: 3C90B2A3AD43D611A1EF9450EDAA802FB29F
Change Date: 23 Jan 2003 at 08:57:33

Father: Meredith Akers b: 4 Sep 1795 in VA
Mother: Nancy Jane Thompson b: 1790

Marriage 1 Newton Calvin Carnahan b: 30 Jan 1818 in , Rutherford, Tennessee
Married: 17 Mar 1841 in Rutherford, , Tennessee
Children
Nancy Jane Carnahan b: 1842 in Tennessee.
Elizabeth Jane Carnahan b: 3 Jun 1844 in , Rutherford, Tennessee, USA
James M. Carnahan b: 30 Apr 1846 in , Ruthdrford, Tennessee, USA
Sarah Elender Carnahan b: 1854 in Cannon, Tennessee.
Newton Carnahan b: 6 Jan 1858 in Cannon, Tennessee.
Andrew Alexander Carnahan b: 26 Mar 1860 in , Cannon, Tennessee
Lorena Carnahan b: 14 Nov 1861 in , Cannon, Tennessee, USA
David Calvin Carnahan b: 6 Nov 1864 in , Cannon, Tennessee 
AKERS Permelia Jane (I0054)
 
142 ID: I329
Name: Hugh Carnahan
Surname: Carnahan
Given Name: Hugh
Sex: M
Birth: 6 Apr 1784 in , Davison, Tennessee, USA
_UID: 9092B2A3AD43D611A1EF9450EDAA802F08FD
Note: Film 970473. Probate records of Rutherford, TN 1 Sept 1830. Solomon Tennison appointed guardian of children.
Change Date: 23 Jan 2003 at 08:57:33

Father: Andrew Carnahan b: 1763 in Baltimore, , MD
Mother: Elizabeth Billingsley b: 1766 in , MD

Marriage 1 Margaret Elizabeth Tennison b: ABT 1787 in North Carolina, USA.
Married: 22 Jun 1806
Children
John Carnahan
Jane Carnahan
Nancy Carnahan b: in Rutherford, Tennessee
James Carnahan b: in Rutherford, Tennessee
Hiram Carnahan b: in Rutherford, Tennessee 
CARNAHAN Hugh (I2152)
 
143 ID: I805
Name: John Carnahan
Surname: Carnahan
Given Name: John
Sex: M
Birth: 15 Jun 1810 in nr Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee.
Christening: 1841 Crane Pond, Madison Co., Mo.
Death: 7 Apr 1883 in Ellsinore, Carter Co., Mo.
Burial: Sutherlin Cem. Ellsinore, Carter Co., Mo.
_UID: 4895B2A3AD43D611A1EF9450EDAA802FC3AA
Note:
Info from Mel & Rosa Carnahan
b. v2 #1 pg7, v2 #3 pg28, v6 #3 pg25, v9 #1 pg2, v9 #4 pg47,
v11 #3 pg49, v11 #3 pg50, v12 #1 pg8
d. v6 #3 pg25, v9 #4 pg47
m. v6 #3 pg25, v9 #4 pg47
59-1870cs Jackson Twp., Carter Co., Mo. pg482
John Carnahan was born June 15, 1810, and died near Ellsinore, Carter co., Mo., on 7 April 1883. John Carnahan was born near Murfressboro, Rutherford co., Tenn., and was baptised at Crane Pond, Madison county, Missouri in 1841 by William Suttle. He married Margaret England on October 10, 1833 or 1834. They resided first in Crawford co., then Madison county. He was hard of hearing, and died of "dropsy of the chest" that developed from a cold.
By occupation, John Carnahan was a farmer and shoemaker and was able to read and write. Otherwise nothing is know of his education. He enlisted in the Mexican War (1846-47), but peace was declared before he went.
Change Date: 23 Jan 2003 at 08:57:34

Father: Hugh Carnahan
Mother: Margaret Elizabeth Tennison b: ABT 1787 in North Carolina, USA.

Marriage 1 Margaret ENGLAND b: 3 Sep 1815 in nr Sparta, White Co., Tennessee.
Married: 10 Oct 1833 in Crane Pond, Madison Co., Mo.
Children
Elizabeth Ann Carnahan b: 2 Sep 1835 in nr Ellsinore, Carter Co., Mo.
James Newton Carnahan b: 14 Dec 1836 in Madison Co., Mo.
Martha Jane Carnahan b: 20 Sep 1838 in Mo.
Mary Carnahan b: 15 Apr 1840 in Wayne Co., Mo.
John Carnahan b: 30 Oct 1841 in Madison Co., Mo.
Margaret Carnahan b: 11 Oct 1843 in Wayne Co., Mo.
William Hiram Carnahan b: 28 Jan 1845 in Wayne Co., Mo.
Carroll Carnahan b: 6 Jan 1847 in Wayne Co., Mo.
Lee Thomas Bradford Carnahan b: 16 Oct 1848 in Ellsinore, Carter Co., Mo.
Laura Lucinda Carnahan b: 6 May 1850 in Wayne Co., Mo.
Hugh Carnahan b: 30 Jan 1852 in Wayne Co., Mo.
Robert Thompson Carnahan b: 6 Mar 1854 in Wayne Co., Mo.
Richard Andrew Tennyson Carnahan b: 5 Oct 1856 in Wayne Co., Mo.
Solomon Carnahan b: 17 Mar 1859 in Wayne Co., Mo. 
CARNAHAN John (I2154)
 
144 Ida Jerusha began school at the age of five in a small local schoolhouse under the watchful eye of her sister, Mary Jane Novell. Like some of the other Norvells, she was later educated at boarding academies, first in Shelbyville and later in Winchester, Tennessee. Her brother, William Barton, was educated at Cedar Grove Academy after his common schooling in Bedford. Their cousin, Anne Washington Norvell, attended Female College in Athens, Alabama. Anne's father, Alexander Smith Norvell, trained as a medical doctor in Philadelphia in the 1830's. However, such training had not been available in the early settlement years. Since Norvells had always been able to read and write, with James Norvell, Sr., reverting to using his mark only in his old age, the parents must have taken time form their busy schedules to teach the children before there were satisfactory Schools in the new settlement.

Ida Jerusha was married in her parent's home. An uncle, William B Arnold, performed the ceremony and two of her brothers were her witnesses. The first year of her marriage she continued to live in her parent's home. A child was born to the young couple during that year. The next several years the couple lived in a two-room log cabin which her father built on his farm for the young family. Several more children were born in the cabin before the young couple moved on to Alabama and the log cabin was torn down. As always, the older folks sponsored the younger couple in order to get the new families started. 
NORVELL Ida Jerusha (I0385)
 
145 Imagine it's the early 1800's and you're getting ready to leave your home in North Carolina and traveled to an unknown land to make a new home with your family. So many did during this time and so did Silas and Winney Mayfield Paschall. They loaded up their children and personal possessions in a covered wagon and headed out for the new land. There would be obstacles along the way but their determination saw them through. We are not sure when they arrived in Tennessee but by the 1820 Census they were already there. Their son, Anderson, was still a small lad when he made the journey and what an exciting adventure it must have been for him and the other children.

Silas and Winney were married in North Carolina on August 9, 1800. They were the parents of eight children. 
PASCHAL Anderson, Dr (I0055)
 
146 In 1855, after the death of their first child, they moved to Victoria County near Fannin, Texas where John was a farmer.

After the death of his wife, he brought his young family back to Brady to live with his mother, Martha Ann.
Here John was a carpenter. John married his second wife, Emma Andrews, widow of Jim Tom, December 26, 1895. 
PASCHAL John Lemuel (I0540)
 
147 In 1880, Edgar is found living with his brother George, in the home of Mr. Dixon, a school teacher on Boss Avenue in Dallas, Texas. THARP Edgar Allen, Sr (I4918)
 
148 In 1880, George and his brother Edgar are found living in the home of Mr and Mrs Dixon on Boss Avenue in Dallas, Texas. They are listed as boarders. THARP George Allen (I4917)
 
149 In the Rusk County History, Texas, 1982, pg 329, is the family history of John Elam Norvell, a resident of Henderson, who was a merchant, the sheriff and bank president and the oldest son of Sarah Ann Scruggs and Charles Moores Norvell.

"In 1853, Charles Moores Norvell, born in 1816, with his wife and family moved from Tennessee to Austin, Texas. His wife was Sarah Scruggs Norvell was born in 1824. They had a large family but only two sons survived infancy and early childhood. These two sons were John Elam Norvell, born in 1843, and Eugene Norvell, born in 1846. Charles Moores Norvell died in Austin in 1857, leaving a widow and two sons.

To support the family, John Elam Norvell secured a job in a store in Nacogdoches, Texas where the widow and her family had moved. He continued in this job until the outbreak of the Civil War. He was fourteen at the time of his father's death."

The article goes on as regards his marriage to Kiziah Ross, 14 Feb 1867, their children and his business career in the town of Henderson.

The obituary on John Elam Norvell, in the Henderson, Texas, paper of 4 Apr 1923, states that the family first moved to Austin, Texas in 1853 and following the death of his father in 1856, the family moved to Nacogdoches, Texas.

Civil War records show John Elam Norvell born ca 1844 in Mississippi; spouse is Keziah T Ross, married 16 Feb 1867, Rusk County, Texas; parent shown is mother, Sarah Scruggs Norvell; he served in Company. H. 4th Regiment, Texas Calvary.  
NORVELL John Elam (I10764)
 
150 Irma Pachall is a native of Smith County, the daughter of Bart and Edna McDonald Gwaltney of Hickman. She graduated with honors from Gordonsville High School majoring in mathematics. She completed one year of formal education at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute before marrying Earl E Paschall on October 10, 1945. They had three children. Not only was Mrs Paschall a wife, mother, and teacher, she was also a college student who graduated with honors for Tennessee Tech in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She taucht in Hickman Elementary before transferring to Gordonsvill School.
Mrs Pascahll continued her education and graduated in August 1971. 
GWALTNEY Irma Elizabeth (I0282)
 

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