Elder William Hall "Billie" Magness, Jr.

Male 1856 - 1911  (54 years)


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  • Name William Hall "Billie" Magness 
    Title Elder 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 15 May 1856  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Merchant  [3
    Religion Primitive Baptist  [3
    Died 7 May 1911  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3917  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2017 

    Father Perry Green Magness, Jr.,   b. 26 Jan 1826, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Martha Jane Webb,   b. 20 Jan 1830, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Jun 1913, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married (~ 1847)  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1870  (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1554  Group Sheet

    Family Florence Crowder,   b. 20 Mar 1859, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Feb 1923, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1878  (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Hollie Magness,   b. 1879, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Hall Magness, Jr.,   b. 0___ 1880, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1922, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)
     3. Myrtle Magness,   b. 0___ 1883, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1939, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1559  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1856 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jan 1878 - (White County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1880 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 May 1911 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • W. H. Magness, Jr., merchant, was born in De Kalb County May 15, 1856, the son of Rev. Perry G. and Martha J. (Webb) Magness, both of Irish origin, and natives of what is now De Kalb County.

      The father was born in 1826 and died in De Kalb County September 29,1877. The mother, born in 1831, is still living in Warren County.

      The father's ancestors came from North Carolina.

      He was a prominent Primitive Baptist minister, and was county clerk of De Kalb eight years atter the war. Receiving a liberal education at Water's & Walling's College, McMinnville, in 1876 he established a general store at Magness' Mills in De Kalb County.

      In 1880 he came to Sparta and has since been in the merchandise business. January 31, 1878, he married Florence Crowder, who was born in White County March 20, 1859.

      Three children were born to them -- one son and two daughters. He is a Democrat politically, and is a member of the church to which his wife belongs, the Primitive Baptist. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S839] 1860 DeKalb Co.,TN Census, Transcribed & Indexed from a Microfilm Copy of the, p. 61 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1455] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD8R-C5P : accessed.

    3. [S8697] "W. H. Magness, Jr., ", biography, abstracted December 9, 2015 by David A. Hennessee, found at: http://www.tngenweb.org/.

    4. [S11270] "William Hall Magness", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=magness&GSby=1856&GSbyr.

    5. [S102] "DeKalb County Cemeteries",by Thomas G. Webb,DeKalb County Historian,Audrey D., p. 239.

    6. [S432] "Byars:Generation V",Marjorie Stewart Tucker,1993,617 Paden Drive,, p. 78 (Reliability: 3).