William John "John" Bess

William John "John" Bess

Male 1883 - 1966  (83 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William John "John" BessWilliam John "John" Bess was born on 11 Oct 1883 in DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess and Aretta "Eda" George); died on 25 Dec 1966 in Warren County, Tennessee; was buried in Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 1930, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1954, Tanyard Springs, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    2 Dec 2007 - Elusive subject as there is no 1890 census available...

    Could not locate him in 1900 DeKalb census. Only one BESS listed, "Henry J.", born 1829 and he is unidentified...DAH

    1900 Warren census by Robert A. C. Hills, p. 167, family 238, household of Andrew BESS;

    "Willie 13 Nephew "

    6 Feb 2012 - He with his young family are enumerated in the 1910 DeKalb census, page 29...DAH

    Enumerated as "Johnny" in the 1910 DeKalb Co. Census... https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGX1-LNQ

    9 Oct 2012 - According to Pearl Byars Bess Fults, John had a brother, Wiley, who lived in Bon De Croft, White Co.,TN. Am having difficulty locating any records on him as he is a major clue to identifying their father...DAH


    Spoke to Aunt Pearl this morning and she confirms the fact that John's father's name was, "William Henry Bess"

    Enumerated in the 1900 Warren Co. census, in the household of Andrew J. Bess, b. 1855;

    Rufus, brother, b. 1850

    John Bess, nephew, [Rufus' son] b. 1892 [probably not John as this person is 10 years older}

    Assa G. Bess, nephew, [Unknown] b. 1894

    Willie Bess, nephew, [Unknown] b. 1886

    Lived on 721 Salem Road, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

    Shot Fred Vaught in the left shoulder as Fred was found in bed with John's wife, Ruby.

    Pistols drawn at his funeral.

    Died:
    of suspicious circumstances...

    William married Martha Ella "Ella" Hale on 26 Mar 1905 in Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee. Martha (daughter of James Lanus "Jimmy" Hale and Mary Lou Emma "Ammie" Watson) was born on 9 Sep 1885 in (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died on 15 Sep 1936 in Warren County, Tennessee; was buried on 17 Sep 1936 in Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    Married:
    by James A. Ewell, Elder

    Children:
    1. Gaston Glade Bess was born on 5 Apr 1906 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; died on 13 Apr 1985; was buried in Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida.
    2. Minah Belle "Minie" Bess was born on 20 Oct 1907 in (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died on 12 Dec 1992 in McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Madie Lurine Bess was born on 17 Dec 1909 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; died on 12 Oct 1992 in Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Emma Lucille "Lucille" Bess was born on 23 Mar 1912 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; died on 25 Jul 1990.
    5. John David Truman "Red" Bess was born on 17 Sep 1914 in (DeKalb County) Tennessee; died on 16 May 1990 in Warren County, Tennessee.
    6. Robert Ferman Bess was born on 26 Jun 1917 in Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died on 2 Mar 1990 in Warren County, Tennessee; was buried in Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Vivian Bess
    8. Hughie Denver Bess was born on 17 Dec 1922 in Warren County, Tennessee; died on 5 Jan 2010 in Warren County, Tennessee; was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Ella Mary Bess

    William married Ruby Mildred Johnson on 1 Feb 1941 in Alabama, and was divorced on 17 Mar 1965 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. Ruby (daughter of Robert Ernest Johnson and Ella Mae Ferrell) was born on 13 Sep 1926 in Cannon County, Tennessee; died on 28 Feb 2016 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. William Joseph "Willy" Bess
    2. Walter Larry "Larry" Bess
    3. Mildred Magdalene Bess
    4. Jewell Moses "Moses" Bess
    5. Clementine Bess
    6. John Abraham Bess
    7. Charles John Daniel "Dan" Bess

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Henry "Wild Bill" BessWilliam Henry "Wild Bill" Bess was born on 4 Jun 1858 in DeKalb County, Tennessee (son of Henry J(ohn) Bess and Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook); died on 5 Aug 1937 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried in Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1930, (Cookeville) Putnam County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    November 22, 2015, Some clues to Henry's siblings and their issue:

    BESS, William M. - (d. 1935)

    20 September, 2013 by Taneya Leave a comment
    Too 'Frail' for Confederate Ranks, Non-Combatant, Nearly 101, Dies

    William M. Bess, rejected as too frail to serve in the Confederate Army in 1861, died Saturday morning just twenty days short of his 101st birthday. He remained in vigor and health until the last and was ill but six days.

    He had lived for the last thirty-five years at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.M. Lorhum, near Joelton.

    Funeral services were conducted for him this afternoon at the Oakland Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. J.L. Welch. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery.

    Mr. Bess's vigor was as remarkable as his very great age and until his final illness, he was able to walk about - enjoying a daily three-quarter mile constitutional - and could read without glasses. Until three years ago, he "walked down to Nashville" - some twelve miles distant- whenever he "took a notion. Mr. Bess never claimed to have a formula for his health and longevity, but pointed out that he never used tobacco, drank little liquor and had eaten no meat during the latter years of his life.

    When the Civil War broke out, Mr. Bess volunteered, seeking enlistment in the Confederate Army, but he was turned down because whooping cough and measles had settled in his lungs and he was deemed too frail. He was born in Warren County near the McMinnville and Smithville highways. He lived on a farm in that community during his youth and spent most of his life engaged in farming in Warren County.

    Surviving him are: his daughter, Mrs. Lohrum; a son, Luster Bess; and a half brother, Henry Bess of Nashville.

    His grandsons, William, Henry, Edgar, Almar and Edward Bess, and Polk Merryman, served as pallbearers.

    Unknown newspaper dated Monday, 27 May 1935

    (Found in Genealogy Dept. Family files, Magness Memorial Library, McMinnville, TN by Sarah Bess Walker, 266 Perry Rd, Vincent AL 35178, 205-525-4225)

    end of obituary

    Enumerated as a "widower" in his father's household during the 1880 DeKalb census...DAH

    end of note

    Enumerated in his household during the 1920 DeKalb Co. census is

    Daniel Crook, b. 1904, grandson.

    Family Members
    Parents
    Photo
    Henry J Bess
    18241920

    Mary Elizabeth Crook Bess
    18291894

    Children
    Photo
    Mannie M Bess
    18931941

    Gravesite Details Buried on the Jessie Horn lot #17, sec. 8 at the deed of authority from Mrs. Julia Horn Age 79, Sex M, Race W, Residence 832 3rd Ave so. Nashville, Tenn, Disease Cardio Vascular Dis, Ref: Cemetery Records

    end of profile

    Residence:
    in an area called "Dry Creek"...

    Residence:
    in an area called "Dry Creek"...

    William married Aretta "Eda" George on 9 Jan 1881 in DeKalb County, Tennessee. Aretta (daughter of James "Jim" George and Mary "Polly" Dunn) was born in 1848 in (Wilson County) Tennessee; died after 1910 in (Tennessee). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Aretta "Eda" George was born in 1848 in (Wilson County) Tennessee (daughter of James "Jim" George and Mary "Polly" Dunn); died after 1910 in (Tennessee).

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Alt Birth: 1853, (Wilson County) Tennessee
    • Residence: 1910, Overton County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Aretta Bess formerly George
    Born 1848 in Tennessee, United States
    Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
    [sibling(s) unknown]
    Wife of William Bess married 9 Jan 1881 in De Kalb, Tennessee, United States
    DESCENDANTS descendants
    Mother of Mary E Bess, William Bess, Mary Delila Bess, Aretta Bess and Marry Mannie Bess
    Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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    Biography
    Aretta was born in 1848.

    Sources
    Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 9, Overton, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1515; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 0068; FHL microfilm: 1375528

    end of profile

    Notes:

    Married:
    by P. C. Bluhm, JP

    Children:
    1. Mary E. Bess was born in 1881 in (DeKalb County) Tennessee.
    2. 1. William John "John" Bess was born on 11 Oct 1883 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; died on 25 Dec 1966 in Warren County, Tennessee; was buried in Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Mary D. Bess was born in 1884 in Tennessee.
    4. Delila Bess was born in 1886 in DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. Lollie Bess was born in 1890 in Tennessee.
    6. Aretta B. Bess was born in 1890 in Tennessee.
    7. Marrey Mannie Bess was born on 5 Jan 1893 in Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; died on 14 Dec 1941 in DeRossett, Cumberland County, Tennessee; was buried on 16 Dec 1941 in Smith Chapel Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Cumberland County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry J(ohn) Bess was born on 22 Sep 1824 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; died in 0Mar 1920 in Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farming
    • Military: Civil War Veteran (Union)
    • Alt Birth: 1830, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1870, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1900, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1910, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Residence: 1920, DeKalb County, Tennessee
    • Alt Death: Aft 1920, (DeKalb County) Tennessee

    Notes:

    Birth: Sep. 22, 1824
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: Mar., 1920
    Liberty
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    He was a soldier in Company E, 4th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA.

    Family links:
    Spouses:
    Mary Elizabeth Crook Bess (1829 - 1894)
    Martha J. Corley Bess (1836 - 1910)

    Children:
    William Henry Bess (1858 - 1937)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Dismal Cemetery
    Smithville
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Paula Via
    Record added: Apr 05, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 67923200

    end of profile

    David,

    I just found this in my email. Do you have this? Do any of the dates work with what you do have? Thought I'd send it just in case you didn't have it.
    Hope you and Sheila are doing well. Are you going to get to come to Tennessee later in the fall? Hope you can.
    Love you,
    Christine

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: BerBratBessblomandnet
    To: Barbara Baylis ; Christine Cornett ; Kathy Tugman ; homeinspect@blomand.net
    Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:44 PM
    Subject: more info on Henry Bess

    I found an old email from Robert White (RobWhite@dekalb.net ) from 1999. This is what it said:

    I don't find a lot to answer your DeKalb Co. inquiry with, hope someone else can help you more. In the 1860 Census, Henry, age 30, and his wife, Elizabeth, age 25 are living in the northwest part of Dekalb Co. in the Helton Creek area, with their two year old son William. They also have living in their household Delia Crook, a 55 year old widow, and her children, Washington, 18, Ellen, 15 and Jermiah, 12. I do not know if they are any relationship.

    In 1870, Henry, now shown as age 45 and his wife, Elizabeth, 35, are living in the Dry Creek area (4th district). This area is south of the present towns of Dowelltown and Liberty. It lies in the central western part of the county. Their son William is now 12 years old.

    In 1880, Henry now 54, and Elizabeth, now 45, are still on Dry Creek and son, William is 22 year old widower. There is an erasure after his name on the census records (for what I do not know). He has two children, Ellen age 3 and James H. age 1.

    Henry is the only Bess listed in these three census. In 1850 there is a Finus Bess, age 21 at Blue Springs in the southern part of the county. There is a Phinies Bess age 21, Henry J. Bess, age 17 and Eliabeth Bess, age 16 and Caroline Bess, age 12 all living with John Bayne (Bain) at Belk in the southern part of the county. There is a William Bess age 31 with wife Mary, age 25 and a daughter Sarah age 11 months living in the northeast part of the county at Sligo on the Caney Fork River. They have living with them, Nancy Willis, age 65. I do not know if she is a relative.

    Henry J. Bess is buried in the Dismal Cemetery about 2 miles north of Dowelltown. His tombstone has a birth date of Sept. 22, 1824 but no death date. Buried beside him is Mary E. Bess born Oct. 12, 1829 and died Sept. 27, 1894. These may be for your Henry and Elizabeth. In the same cemetery there is a Martha, wife of Henry Bess, born March 20, 1836, died March 15, 1910. Amazingly, these seem to be the only Bess tombstones in Dekalb Co.

    My great grandfather, James Harrison White, was 1st Lieutenant of the (?) F, 4th Tenn. Mtd. Infantry. The U.S. mounted infantry groups that were raised here in Dekalb Co. mostly were raised for the purpose of overcoming the confederate guerilla bands operating in the area (which it did.)

    I could kick myself since I did not have this info with MY BOOK I keep info in!!!!

    end of comment

    He was a Union Soldier in Company E, 4th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA. ... ... http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/rosters/minf/minf4/coe1.html

    Bad Luck - I have the 1860 DeKalb Co. Census, however, I am missing page 145 where Henry is enumerated...DAH
    More Bad Luck - 1870 DeKalb census, "Bess" cited on page 56, however, there is no listing for "Bess" on page 56...DAH

    end of report

    Both parents born in Tennessee...

    end of message

    Name: Henry Bess
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1880
    Event Place: District 4, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States
    District: ED 28
    Gender: Male
    Age: 54
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Race (Original): W
    Occupation: Farmer
    Relationship to Head of Household: Self
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1826
    Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
    Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
    Note:
    Sheet Letter: A
    Sheet Number: 149
    Sheet Number and Letter: 149A
    Household ID: 13186628
    Person Number: 0
    Volume: 1
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: T9
    Affiliate Film Number: 1252
    GS Film Number: 1255252
    Digital Folder Number: 005162355
    Image Number: 00303


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Henry Bess Self M 54 Tennessee, United States
    Elizabeth Bess Wife F 45 Tennessee, United States
    William Bess Son M 22 Tennessee, United States
    Ellen Bess Granddaughter F 3 Tennessee, United States
    James H Bess Grandson M 1 Tennessee, United States



    Citing this Record:
    "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD79-5ZG : 15 July 2017), Henry Bess, District 4, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 28, sheet 149A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1252; FHL microfilm 1,255,252.

    end of census record

    Name: Henry Bess
    Titles and Terms:
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1860
    Event Place: 11th District, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 30
    Race: White
    Race: [Blank]
    Occupation:
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1830
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Page: 175
    Household ID: 1228
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: M653
    Affiliate Film Number: 1247
    GS Film Number: 805247
    Digital Folder Number: 005171426
    Image Number: 00341


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Henry Bess M 30 Tennessee
    Elizabeth Bess F 25 Tennessee
    William Bess M 2 Tennessee
    Delia Crook F 55 Tennessee
    Washington Crook M 18 Tennessee
    Ellen Crook F 15 Tennessee
    Jeremiah Crook M 12 Tennessee

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8TH-V88 : 12 December 2017), Jeremiah Crook in entry for Henry Bess, 1860.

    end of this census record

    Military:
    Company E, 4th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, USA

    Residence:
    in an area called "Dry Creek"...

    Residence:
    in an area called "Dry Creek"...District 4

    Buried:
    death date not cited...

    Henry married Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook on 5 Sep 1856 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Robinson Crook and Delia Etheridge) was born on 12 Oct 1829 in (Wilson County) Tennessee; died on 27 Sep 1894 in (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried in Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook was born on 12 Oct 1829 in (Wilson County) Tennessee (daughter of Robinson Crook and Delia Etheridge); died on 27 Sep 1894 in (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried in Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 1835, (Wilson County) Tennessee
    • Alt Birth: 1838, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    Helton Creek Area...

    Residence (Family):
    in an area called "Dry Creek"...

    Children:
    1. 2. William Henry "Wild Bill" Bess was born on 4 Jun 1858 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; died on 5 Aug 1937 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee; was buried in Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.
    2. Luster Bess
    3. FNU Bess

  3. 6.  James "Jim" George was born on 5 Feb 1796 in Virginia; died on 28 Apr 1893 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 1806, (Wilson County) Tennessee
    • Alt Birth: 1809, Tennessee

    Notes:

    James George
    BIRTH 5 Feb 1796
    Virginia, USA
    DEATH 28 Apr 1893 (aged 97)
    DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
    BURIAL
    George Cemetery
    DeKalb County, Tennessee, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 8867940 View Source

    MEMORIAL
    PHOTOS 1
    FLOWERS 4
    Husband of Mary Dunn, father of Rebecca George.

    Family Members
    Spouse
    Photo
    Mary Dunn George
    18061890

    Children
    Photo
    Mary George Hale
    18311918

    Keziah George Hale
    18331909

    Frances George Vier
    1834 unknown

    William Henry George
    18401928

    Photo
    Rebecca George Estes
    18451873

    end of this profile

    Name: James George
    Event Type: Census
    Event Year: 1850
    Event Place: Wilson county, part of, Wilson, Tennessee, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 41
    Race: White
    Race (Original):
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1809
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Household ID: 1616
    House Number: 1616
    Line Number: 27
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: M432
    Affiliate Film Number: 901
    GS Film Number: 444857
    Digital Folder Number: 004206172
    Image Number: 00239


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    James George M 41 Tennessee
    Mary George F 33 Tennessee
    Mary George F 14 Tennessee
    Kezziah George F 12 Tennessee
    James George F 10 Tennessee
    William H H George M 8 Tennessee
    Rebecca George F 4 Tennessee
    Arietta George F 2 Tennessee
    Mary Heland F 0 Tennessee



    Citing this Record:
    "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC67-8HY : 12 April 2016), James George, Wilson county, part of, Wilson, Tennessee, United States; citing family 1616, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

    end of census

    Name: James George
    Event Type: Census
    Event Date: 1880
    Event Place: District 4, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States
    District: ED 28
    Gender: Male
    Age: 74
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Race (Original): W
    Occupation: Farmer
    Relationship to Head of Household: Self
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1806
    Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
    Father's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
    Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
    Note:
    Sheet Letter: A
    Sheet Number: 147
    Sheet Number and Letter: 147A
    Household ID: 13186594
    Person Number: 0
    Volume: 1
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: T9
    Affiliate Film Number: 1252
    GS Film Number: 1255252
    Digital Folder Number: 005162355
    Image Number: 00299


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    James George Self M 74 Tennessee, United States
    Mary George Wife F 65 Tennessee, United States
    Aretta George Daughter F 27 Tennessee, United States
    James A George Grandson M 11 Tennessee, United States



    Citing this Record:
    "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD79-K4K : 15 July 2017), James George, District 4, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district ED 28, sheet 147A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1252; FHL microfilm 1,255,252.

    end of census

    James married Mary "Polly" Dunn. Mary (daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth Bradley) was born on 10 Mar 1806 in Wilson County, Tennessee; died on 20 Mar 1890 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary "Polly" Dunn was born on 10 Mar 1806 in Wilson County, Tennessee (daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth Bradley); died on 20 Mar 1890 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Birth: Mar. 10, 1806
    Wilson County
    Tennessee, USA
    Death: Mar. 20, 1890
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Daughter of William Dunn and Elizabeth Brady. Wife of James George.

    Family links:
    Parents:
    William Dunn (1790 - 1850)
    Elizabeth Bradley Dunn (1795 - 1870)

    Spouse:
    James George (1796 - 1893)*

    Children:
    Mary George Hale (1831 - 1918)*
    Keziah George Hale (1833 - 1909)*
    Frances George Vier (1834 - ____)*
    William Henry George (1840 - 1928)*
    Rebecca George Estes (1845 - 1873)*

    Siblings:
    Mary Dunn George (1806 - 1890)
    William Dunn (1810 - 1880)*
    Thomas B. Dunn (1811 - 1900)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    George Cemetery
    DeKalb County
    Tennessee, USA

    Created by: Rie
    Record added: Jun 03, 2004
    Find A Grave Memorial# 8867973

    Children:
    1. Kezziah George was born on 10 Mar 1831 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee; died on 18 Dec 1918 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Henry George was born in 1840 in (Wilson County) Tennessee; died on 21 Dec 1928 in Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, White County, Tennessee.
    3. James George was born in 1840 in (Wilson County) Tennessee.
    4. Rebecca George was born in 1845 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee; died in 1873 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    5. 3. Aretta "Eda" George was born in 1848 in (Wilson County) Tennessee; died after 1910 in (Tennessee).


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Robinson Crook was born in 1801 in Virginia (son of James Crook and Frances Robinson); died before 1860 in DeKalb County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Robinson "Robertson" Crook
    Born 1801 in Virginia, United States
    Son of James Crook and Frances (Robinson) Crook
    Brother of John Crook
    Husband of Selena Delia (Etheridge) Crook married 5 Apr 1820 in Wilson, Tennessee, United States
    HIDE DESCENDANTS
    Father of Matthew Crook, Sarah Frances (Crook) Warford, Mary Elizabeth (Crook) Bess, Tilmon Crook, Henry Washington Crook, William Crook, Elender Crook and Jeremiah Crook
    Died before 1860 in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
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    Contents
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    1 Research Notes
    2 Biography
    2.1 The early years
    2.2 Family life
    2.3 Throughout the years
    2.4 Death
    3 Sources
    Research Notes
    Biography
    The early years
    Robinson was born in 1801 in Virginia,


    Family life
    He would marry Selena Delila Eatheridge on the 5th of April 1820 in Wilson, Tennessee[1][2]

    It is believed their children are ( and there may be additional ones:

    Sarah Frances "Sallie" Crook (1823-1870)
    Mary Elizabeth (1829-1894)[3]
    Matthew (1831-?)[3]
    Tilman(1840-?)[3]
    William(1842-?)[3]
    Washington(1844-?)[3]
    Elender(1846-?)[3]
    Jermiah(1848-?)[3]


    Throughout the years
    In 1850[3] they are in district 11, DeKalb, Tennesse. In the home are Robinson 49, Delila 41, Matthew 19, Elizabeth 11, Tilman 10, William 8, Washington 8, Elender 4, Jermiah 2


    Death
    It appears he passed away between the years of 1850-1860, as there so far has been no trace of him

    Sources
    ? Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1784-1825 under Robertson Crook and Seleny/Eatheridge
    ? Tennessee, State Marriages, 1780-2002
    ? 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Year: 1850; Census Place: District 11, DeKalb, Tennessee; Roll: M432_876; Page: 25B; Image: 182

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    Name: Robinson Crook
    Event Type: Census
    Event Year: 1850
    Event Place: De Kalb county, part of, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States
    Gender: Male
    Age: 49
    Race: White
    Race:
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1801
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Household ID: 363
    House Number: 363
    Line Number: 13
    Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Affiliate Publication Number: M432
    Affiliate Film Number: 876
    GS Film Number: 444832
    Digital Folder Number: 004205422
    Image Number: 00182


    Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
    Robinson Crook M 49 Virginia
    Delila Crook F 41 Virginia
    Matthew Crook M 19 Tennessee
    Elizabeth Crook F 12 Tennessee
    Tilman Crook M 10 Tennessee
    William Crook M 8 Tennessee
    Washington Crook M 6 Tennessee
    Elender Crook F 4 Tennessee
    Jeremiah Crook M 2 Tennessee

    Citing this Record
    "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCDZ-NY8 : 12 April 2016), Jeremiah Crook in household of Robinson Crook, De Kalb county, part of, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States; citing family 363, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

    end of this census record

    NOTES (2)

    1840 census, Wilson Cy, TN (listed as Cook). With wife and 4 males, 3 females.
    1850 census, DeKalb Cy, TN. With wife Delila and 7 children.

    Unclear which wife is in the 1840 census with Robinson.

    Died before 1860 census.

    end of note

    Robinson married Delia Etheridge on 5 Apr 1820 in Wilson County, Tennessee. Delia was born in 1805 in Tennessee; died in 1900 in Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 11.  Delia Etheridge was born in 1805 in Tennessee; died in 1900 in Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: 1805, Virginia
    • Alt Birth: 1809, Virginia

    Notes:

    Selena Delia (Etheridge) Crook
    1805 - 1900
    Sister of William G Etheridge and Jeremiah Ethridge

    Wife of Robinson Crook ancestors
    Mother of Matthew Crook ancestors, Sarah Frances (Crook) Warford ancestors, Mary Elizabeth (Crook) Bess ancestors, Tilmon Crook ancestors, Henry Washington Crook ancestors, William Crook ancestors, Elender Crook ancestors and Jeremiah Crook ancestors

    *
    Matthew Etheridge ancestors descendants
    abt 1785 -
    North Carolina, United States *
    Jeremiah Etheridge Jr. ancestors descendants
    abt 1743 - abt Dec 1809
    Norfolk, Independent Cities, Colony of Virginia * Jeremiah Etheridge Sr. ancestors descendants
    abt 1713 - 24 Jan 1754
    Norfolk, Virginia * Thomas Etheridge Sr. more tree ancestors descendants
    abt 1668 - 1724
    * Elizabeth UNKNOWN ancestors descendants
    abt 1688 -
    * Sarah UNKNOWN ancestors descendants
    abt 1715 - abt 1756 * [Great-Great-Grandfather?]
    * [Great-Great-Grandmother?]
    *
    Courtney Bright ancestors descendants
    abt 1745 - bef 1809
    Nash co., NC * [Great-Grandfather?] *
    *
    * [Great-Grandmother?]

    end of this pedigree

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Crook was born on 12 Oct 1829 in (Wilson County) Tennessee; died on 27 Sep 1894 in (DeKalb County) Tennessee; was buried in Dismal Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. Matthew Crook was born in 1831 in Tennessee.
    3. Tilman Crook was born in 1840 in Tennessee; died in 1911.
    4. William Crook was born in 1842 in Tennessee.
    5. Washington Crook was born in 1844 in Tennessee; died on 18 Mar 1922.
    6. Elender Crook was born in 1846 in Tennessee.
    7. Jeremiah Crook was born in 1848 in Tennessee.

  3. 14.  William Dunn was born in 1790 in (Virginia); died in 1850 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Military: War of 1812

    Notes:

    Birth: 1790, USA
    Death: 1850
    Wilson County
    Tennessee, USA

    In honor and of the memory of my 5th Great Grandfather William Dunn. William married my 5th Great Grandmother Elizabeth Bradley, on December 11, 1810, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. I wish I knew more about him, but maybe in time.

    I can find only three children of William and Elizabeth:

    William Dunn (1810 - 1880)
    Thomas B. Dunn (1811 - 1900)
    Mary "Pollie" Dunn (1819-1890), my 4th Great Grandmother, (Find A Grave Memorial# 8867973) who married James "Jim" George.

    I found my third Great Uncle, William Henry George (Find A Grave Memorial# 143095248), the son of my 4th Great Grandparents, James and Mary "Pollie" Dunn-George, in the 1890 Veterans census in Trousdale County. He must have moved back before the 1920's when he filled out his questionnaire. That part of Tennessee where he lived started off as part of Sumner County, then part of Smith County, then part of Warren County and finally Dekalb County.

    For question #43 & #44 regarding ancestry, William answered:

    "{Mother's name} Mary Dunn {Mother's parents} William Dunn; Elizabeth Dunn." William Henry went on to say, "My Grandfather William Dunn was in the War of 1812, Butler County, {Alabama?} and I think he was in some of the Indian engagements."

    I have no specific death date or any burial location for William.

    This may be with same William Dunn of the War of 1812; Corporal, 13th Regiment of the Kentucky Militia.


    Family links:
    Spouse:
    Elizabeth Bradley Dunn (1795 - 1870)*

    Children:
    Mary Dunn George (1806 - 1890)*
    William Dunn (1810 - 1880)*
    Thomas B. Dunn (1811 - 1900)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Unknown

    Created by: Mark Atterson
    Record added: Jun 07, 2017
    Find A Grave Memorial# 180132783

    Buried:
    unknown...

    William married Elizabeth Bradley on 11 Dec 1810 in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born in 1795 in (Cumberland County) Virginia; died in 1870 in Wilson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Elizabeth Bradley was born in 1795 in (Cumberland County) Virginia; died in 1870 in Wilson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Birth: 1795
    Virginia, USA
    Death: 1870
    Wilson County
    Tennessee, USA

    My 5th Great Grandmother Elizabeth Bradley married my 5th Great Grandfather William Dunn on December 11, 1810, in Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee.

    I have found where some say Elizabeth was born in Cumberland County, Virginia. I am not sure. A number of Bradley's were living in Wilson County, Tennessee, in 1820, but I can't find any before that time. The 1880 DeKalb County, Tennessee, census, for my 4th Great Grandmother, Mary "Pollie" Dunn-George states that her mother was born in Ireland. Elizabeth Bradley Dunn was of course her mother. Just another possibility to consider.

    It would appear Elizabeth's son Thomas took it upon himself to look after and support Elizabeth until her death sometime between 1870 and 1880, in Wilson County, Tennessee. She was alive for the July 20, 1870, Wilson County, Tennessee, census, and Thomas was married December 7, 1870, after taking care of her for decades. She probably died in 1870, from the time of the census to Thomas' marriage.

    Family links:
    Spouse:
    William Dunn (1790 - 1850)

    Children:
    Mary Dunn George (1806 - 1890)*
    William Dunn (1810 - 1880)*
    Thomas B. Dunn (1811 - 1900)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Burial:
    Unknown

    Created by: Mark Atterson
    Record added: Jun 08, 2017
    Find A Grave Memorial# 180155262

    Buried:
    unknown...

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary "Polly" Dunn was born on 10 Mar 1806 in Wilson County, Tennessee; died on 20 Mar 1890 in DeKalb County, Tennessee; was buried in George Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. William Dunn was born in 1810; died in 1880.
    3. Thomas B. Dunn was born in 1811; died in 1900.


Generation: 5

  1. 20.  James Crook was born in 1760-1770 in (Virginia, a British Colony in America) (son of George Crook and Sally Ethridge); died before 1850.

    James married Frances Robinson on 24 Dec 1793 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Frances was born in 1770-1780 in Virginia; died after 1850. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 21.  Frances Robinson was born in 1770-1780 in Virginia; died after 1850.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 1850, DeKalb County, Tennessee

    Children:
    1. 10. Robinson Crook was born in 1801 in Virginia; died before 1860 in DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    2. John Crook


Generation: 6

  1. 40.  George Crook

    George married Sally Ethridge. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 41.  Sally Ethridge
    Children:
    1. 20. James Crook was born in 1760-1770 in (Virginia, a British Colony in America); died before 1850.