Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts

Female 1851 - 1918  (66 years)


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  • Name Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts 
    Born 15 Jun 1851  Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Alt Birth 1854  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 14 Jan 1918  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 16 Jan 1918  Central State Hospital Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • in an unmarked gravesite behind the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute
    Alt Death Aft 1926  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute
    Person ID I712  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 May 2018 

    Father John William "Johnnie" Clonts, Sr.,   b. 16 Feb 1804, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1879, Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Mahala Caroline Hembree,   b. 3 Nov 1829, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1909, Santa Louca, Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1850  McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F3245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robert Lee "Red Bob" Cantrell,   b. 0Jul 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1878, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1870  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • ,by James M.Dulaney,M.G.
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1900  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Mary Helen Cantrell,   b. 25 Mar 1872, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1899, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. John Arval "Arval" Cantrell,   b. 14 Mar 1874, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1918, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Julia Lee Cantrell,   b. 9 May 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1949, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John L. Cochran,   b. 25 Dec 1854, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1946, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1878  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1851 - Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - 1854 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1870 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Mar 1878 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1900 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jan 1918 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jan 1918 - Central State Hospital Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - Aft 1926 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Lettie A. Clonts Cochran
      Birth 1854
      Georgia, USA
      Death 14 Jan 1918 (aged 63–64)
      Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
      Burial
      Central State Hospital Cemetery
      Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
      Memorial ID 104025586 ·

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      Created by: Janice Duncan
      Added: 23 Jan 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial 104025586



      info from death cert
      Female-White-Widow
      Age: 64
      Parents names unknown
      Former residence: Smithville, TN
      Patient: 14 years
      Burial; Central Hospital 1/16/18

      Parents:

      John William Clonts Sr.
      1803 – 1879

      Mahala Caroline Hembree
      1829 – 1909
      Family Members
      Parents

      Photo
      John Clonts

      1803–1879

      Siblings

      Photo
      Margrett Clonts Ross*

      1852–1920
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      John W. Clonts*

      1854–1925
      Photo
      James M.A. Clonts*

      1857–1939 [2]
    • Lettie was enumerated with her older sister, Lucinda and her husband, Peter Cantrell, in the "Blue Springs" district of DeKalb County, in 1870...DAH.

      IGI identifies her mother as "Mahala C.".

      5 Oct 2011:

      Telephone conversation with "Junior" Harding - tells me that he remembers seeing her when is was about 6 years old. That put a date to her death...DAH

      Years ago I contacted the intitution where she was committed to ascertain her exact mental condition however was informed that there had been a fire, flood & hurricane which destroyed all records...DAH

      7 Oct 2011:

      Spoke to Bruce Gilmore at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute. He told me that the "Central State Hospital Cemetery" is no longer extant. His predecessor did collect 200 records of the 1600 persons buried in this graveyard which began during the Civil War.

      Alas, no records for Lettie...DAH

      end of comment [9]
    • Cannot remember the source who told me that she was committed to the insane asylum and was buried in Nashville. Did contact the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute for any paper work they would have on Lettie. Was informed that two separate fires had destroyed most of their case histories. DAH

      http://www.tngenweb.org/poor/

      State Mental Hospitals

      Tennessee’s first facility for the mentally ill, Tennessee Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1840 Nashville as the eleventh institution for mentally ill in United States. Dorothea Dix, American activist on behalf of the indigent insane, visited Tennessee in 1847 and found Nashville asylum deficient. She implored the Legislature to purchase a larger site for a new hospital. The next year Legislature appropriated $40,000 for new hospital for insane. A site purchased on Murfreesboro Turnpike southeast of Nashville. Tennessee Hospital for the Insane (now Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute) opened with 60 patients transferred from old asylum.

      17 Oct 2010:

      found Lettie enumerated with 2nd husband in the 1880 DeKalb Co.,TN census, p. 85. Cited with three children of her husband's previous marriage...DAH

      end of comment [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S840] 1870 DeKalb Co.,TN Census, Transcribed & Indexed from a Microfilm Copy of the, p. 69 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S12705] "Lettie A. Clonts Cochran", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104025586/lettie-a.-cochran, abstracte.

    3. [S841] Edward Harding | 19 Jul 1995 | Personal Knowledge | 364 Fred Cooper Road, McMinnville,TN 37110 | 931.939.2771.

    4. [S6864] "Indian Wars From 1832 to 1842, Widow's Pension". Document provided by John R. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S11150] "The Abraham Hembree Data Project", Revision - February 2004, by Larry Petrisky, (larry_petrisky@hotmail.com), edited by.

    6. [S7808] "DeKalb Co.,TN Marriage Book", compiled by Jorene Washer Parsley, Route 5,, p. 62 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S50079] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS8Z-FQH : accessed.

    8. [S46546] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=cochran&GSfn=john&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=45&GScntry=4&GSob=n.

    9. [S37323] David A. Hennessee| Researcher | info@classroomfurniture.com | 626 Biscayne Drive, West Palm Beach, FL | 561.832.6612.