Jerome Brady Latimer

M, b. 15 May 1870, d. 21 March 1935
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 15 May 1870; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Nephew) 1880 Census: 1 June 1880; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; head of family=John H. Chisholm1
  • (Son) 1900 Census: 1 June 1900; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Principal=Mary Caledonia Davis2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 9 December 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Bride=Nannie Texonia Jackson
  • Photographed*: 1934; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; The picture on the left (lighter shade) is from Leila (Latimer) Harkins. The one on the left (darker shade) is from Susan (Latimer) Lawler, granddaughter of Roy M. Latimer.; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson3,4
    Nannie & Rome Latimer
    Jerome Brady & Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Latimer
  • Photographed: 1934; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson5
    Latimer Family 1934
  • (Deceased) Death*: 21 March 1935; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Interred) Burial*: Harmony Methodist Cemetery, New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: 31 December 1935; Rome was "one of the most successful farmers of the county and had made his farm pay him for his work, and from this he gave a good education to his children. This, in itself, is a mark of success. "For more than 18 years he served on the county Board of Education and was a member of the board at the time of his death. During this time he had taken a leading part in securing modern and up-to-date buildings at New Site, Daviston, Hackneyville, Union, Reeltown, Dadeville, and the auditorium here in Alexander City" (Alexander City Outlook).
  • Note*: say 1936; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; This scetch was drawn by Lynn Tate in 2008. My mother, Mildred, thought there was a peach farm across Highway 22, to the east of J. B. Latimer's land. The family cotton fields were to the west on Highway 22, and on the north side of the highway. By the time I (Lew) came along, this area was all grown over with pine lands.6
    Jerome Brady Latimer farm layout
  • Photographed: say August 1947; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama7
    Latimer family reunion
  • Photographed*: circa 1958; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Lane Holstun, Lane's wife Mary Carolyn (Lipham) Holstun, Lew Griffin in front of Lane, John Griffin in front of Mary Carolyn, Judy Latimer, Jane Holstun, Jenny Latimer, Gene McIntosh behind Jane and Jenny, Lynn Latimer, Celia Latimer in front of Lynn, Bonnie Griffin, Jerry Latimer7
    Latimer grandchildren
  • Research Note: March 2011; This writer has reason to believe, from correspondence with Howard E. Richardson, author of "The Moon Family and Its Several Phases," and from correspondence with my mother, both years ago (1980's), and due to other circumstantial evidence in my files, relating to family relationships, proximity in Tallapoosa County, etc, that William Franklin Moon was the father of Jerome Brady Latimer.

    Several personal characteristics between the two men correspond. For example, both were said to be very secretive. Neither liked to have his picture taken. Both had unruly hair, which Jerome solved by cutting it short, and William Franklin solved by letting it grow long.

    DNA evidence as of March 2011 has confirmed that Jerome Latimer was from Haplogroup J, as is a Tallapoosa County Moon descendant. Results show a Latimer great-grandson of Jerome's matches a descendant of Stephen Moon, son of the Jacob Moon who died in Greene County, GA, in 1810, and with a Moon from a more distant Albemarle County, VA, branch of the family.

    So we know without a doubt that Jerome Brady Latimer's father was a Moon.

    Old-timers in the Moon family in the Tallapoosa / Coosa County area have confirmed that Jerome B. was a Moon as well. They just don't recall which Moon was his father.

    The only other Tallapoosa County Moon who comes to mind as a possiibility was William Bird Moon, uncle of William Franklin Moon. As a doctor, he was certainly "a prominent man in the community." And he was the physician who attended the death of William Wynn Smith in 1863/1864.

    Smith lived in the Fosheeton area, where Callie Davis and her family also lived. Callie was Jerome B. Latimer's mother. I have been in touch with William Powell, a descendant of Dr. William Bird Moon, and he tells me that William Bird Moon was a deacon in his church and was unlikely to have had an affair with a younger woman, as Callie would have been.

    On the other hand, William Franklin Moon was the same age as Callie, and was known to have been a "ladies man."8
  • Research Note*: 17 February 2019; I have known since the 1970’s, from talking to old-timers back then, that my grandfather Latimer's father was some unknown Moon who was from a prominent family. There were only two likely candidates that had any known contact with his family or his part of Tallapoosa County, AL.

    One was William Bird Moon, a local physician / Baptist deacon. He was considerably older than my great grandmother Latimer, Callie Davis, but was a known associate of families in that part of the county. For example, he performed surgery on my great great grandfather William Wynn Smith in the community of Fosheeton in 1863, One circumstance of interest was that he moved to Arkansas in the early 1870’s, about the time my grandfather was born. When I lived in San Francisco, I visited one of his descendants there, Bill Powell, learned more about him, and even obtained a photo of him. Bill Powell said that Wm. Bird Moon moved to Arkansas to be free from his former slaves, who became his dependents and his share croppers after emancipation.

    The other candidate turned out from circumstantial evidence to look more promising. He was William Franklin Moon. He actually lived in Fosheeton and very near where the Davis family lived. I was in touch with one of his descendants in Oklahoma, Bill Richardson. He said his grandfather William Franklin was a “lady’s man.” He also described his grandfather’s physical and personality traits, which were remarkably similar to my grandfather’s traits. Bill was a generation older than me. We both concluded that his grandfather was most likely my grandfather’s father.

    So I made some effort to trace the ancestry of this William Franklin Moon, and found that his mother was Elizabeth Pennington. Her brother had already married my great grandmother Nancy Caroline, a daughter of the William Wynn Smith of Fosheeton mentioned above. Elizabeth Pennington’s grandmother was a Leathe Beall (1775-1832).

    I have numerous atDNA connections to both the Pennington and the Beall family. I would not have expected as many atDNA (autosomal DNA) Beall connections as I have, but the family liked to marry cousins and so I actually have three or four distinct Beall lines previous to Leathe Beall.

    There is no other way that I could have acquired these Pennington and Beall atDNA connections unless my great grandfather were William Franklin Moon. His father was shot off of his horse while traveling down what is now HWY 22 in Tallapoosa County at a young age. Whether this was intentional or a hunting accident has never been determined. So William F. had no brothers, and his particular lineage going back to the Penningtons and Bealls was unique to him.

    Also, one of the few remaining male Latimer’s had his Y-DNA tested, and came up positive for this exact same Moon family.

    So in conclusion, I think my earlier paper research, combined with my atDNA and my cousin’s help with his Y-DNA test, conclusively proves that my grandfather, Jerome Brady Latimer, born in 1870, was the son of William Franklin Moon.8

Family: Nannie Texonia Jackson b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 15 Sep 1967

Citations

  1. [S1] Daviston, FHL Film 1254033 National Archives Film T9-0033 Page 494B

    Name:     John H. Chisolm
    Age:     44
    Birth Year:     abt 1836
    Birthplace:     Georgia
    Home in 1880:     Daviston, Tallapoosa, Alabama
    Race:     White
    Gender:     Male
    Relation to Head of House:     Self (Head)
    Marital Status:     Married
    Spouse's Name:     Rebecca H. Chisolm
    Father's Birthplace:     Georgia
    Mother's Birthplace:     Georgia
    Neighbors:     View others on page
    Occupation:     Farmer

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    John H. Chisolm     44
    Rebecca H. Chisolm     30
    W. C. Davis     67
    Lulia D. Davis     18
    John C. Davis     24
    Julius A. Davis     22
    Adison L. Davis     19
    Lelia L. Davis     12
    Rome Latimore     9.
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal census, , "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M963-JG9 : accessed 20 Feb 2013), Mary C Latimer, ED 69 Precinct 4 Poplar Spring, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 51, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240041.
  3. [S315] Leila (Latimer) Harkins, Lew Griffin.
  4. [S361] Susan Latimer Lawler e-mail, e-mail address, 2008,.
  5. [S333] Jenny (Latimer) East e-mail, e-mail address, 2007 - 2012,.
  6. [S265] Frank Lynn Tate e-mail, e-mail address,.
  7. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  8. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Nannie Texonia Jackson

F, b. 3 February 1881, d. 15 September 1967
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 3 February 1881; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Daughter) Photographed: 1882; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: unknown little girl; Eula Jackson holding baby Nannie Texonia; Brooks Jackson in cap; Nancy Caroline (Smith) Jackson in background on porch; Principal=Nancy Caroline Smith1
    Lee Roy Jackson family 1883
  • Photographed: circa 1898; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama2
    Nannie Texonia Jackson circa 1898
    Nannie Texonia Jackson circa 1898
  • Photographed: circa 1898; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; From Mary Snyder: I remember this was in the front bedroom of the homestead down the road from where I live now. I'm sure some of the Latimer's that visited stayed in that room, as they used it as one of the guest rooms. Mary said she doesn't know who has the original now.; Principal=Walker Allen Dunson3
    Walker Allen Dunson
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 29 November 1898; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=Walker Allen Dunson3
    Walker Allen & Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Dunson
  • Married Name: 29 November 1898; Dunson
  • Photographed: circa 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama4
    Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Dunson 1902
  • (Daughter) Photographed: circa 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Nancy Caroline & Lee Roy Jackson; Walker Lee Dunson, Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Dunson; Principal=Lee Roy Jackson4
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902 (original)
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 9 December 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=Jerome Brady Latimer
  • Married Name: 9 December 1902; Latimer
  • Photographed: circa 1926; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; In back is Jackson Latimer. In front of him is Pauline, Nannie Texonia, and Wynema Latimer. In the very front is Annie Ruth and Mildred Walene Latimer.; Daughter=Wynema Latimer, Son=Jackson Latimer, Daughter=Nannie Pauline Latimer, Daughter=Mildred Walene Latimer, Daughter=Annie Ruth Latimer5
    The Latimers
  • Photographed: 1934; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Principal=Jerome Brady Latimer6
    Latimer Family 1934
  • Photographed: 1934; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; The picture on the left (lighter shade) is from Leila (Latimer) Harkins. The one on the left (darker shade) is from Susan (Latimer) Lawler, granddaughter of Roy M. Latimer.; Principal=Jerome Brady Latimer4,7
    Nannie & Rome Latimer
    Jerome Brady & Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Latimer
  • Photographed*: say 1940; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
    Nannie (Jackson) Latimer
  • Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; daughter-in-law=Omie Louise Wallis, Daughter=Annie Ruth Latimer, Daughter=Mildred Walene Latimer, Daughter=Jessie May Latimer, daughter-in-law=Bernie Emma Veazey, daughter-in-law=Frances Elizabeth Thomas, daughter-in-law=Margaret Elizabeth Brown, Son=Lynn Ralph Latimer, son-in-law=Daniel Shubert Lovell, son-in-law=Lewis Wyman Griffin, son-in-law=James Eugene Mcintosh, Son=Jerome Brady Latimer Jr., Son=Roy Marcus Latimer, Son=Walker Lee Dunson8
    Latimer family
  • Photographed: say 1951; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Louise (Wallis) Latimer, Lynn Latimer, and Nannie Texonia Latimer; daughter-in-law=Omie Louise Wallis8
    Louise, Lynn, & Nannie
  • (Deceased) Death*: 15 September 1967; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama9
  • (Interred) Burial*: Harmony Methodist Cemetery, New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: 25 February 2012; From Lew Griffin:

    "Tex" remembered as a child having bales of cotton piled in her front yard from her father’s cotton farm. She lost her older sister Eula to a fever when she was young.

    "Tex" graduated from high school, and also went to a “finishing school” of some sort, according to her daughter Leila, where she learned polite manners, proper etiquette, etc.

    She married her first husband, Walker Allen Dunson, in 1898. He also died of a fever. They only had one child together, Walker Lee Dunson, in 1899.

    She married Jerome Brady Latimer in 1902. The story was that her father Lee Roy used to sit on the front porch, and would see "Rome" Latimer going back and forth on the road in front of his house, with his wagon, carrying produce to market. Lee Roy was impressed with Rome's industriousness, and encouraged his daughter Tex to take an interest in him.

    As the youngest child, Tex looked after her parents during their old age. They both died within months of each other, in 1904, and "Tex" inherited most if not all of their land. This created some animosity at the time with Tex's half-brothers, George and Thomas, who lived nearby.

    She liked flowers. Mom (Mildred) said that her mother used to dig pits in the yard, to put her flowering plants in over the winter, to keep them warm. When I was little, she had hydrangeas in her front yard.

    Around 1940 or so, Tex was diagnosed with tuberculosis, due to drinking unpasteurized milk, and had to go stay in a sanatorium for a while. Aunt Annie Ruth (Ann) was still living at home at the time, and had to go live with Wylie and Wynema (her sister) in Pell City to finish high school. That was how Ann met her future husband Dan Lovell, who was working as a ticket taker at the local Pell City theater.

    By the time Mildred and Annie Ruth came along, after a long brood of previous children, Tex was tired of raising children. Mildred said that she was raised by her older sister Wynema, and Ann was raised by Leila. Ann once told me that she did not ever remember having been hugged by her mother. But the younger children all got a lot of love from Roy, Leila, Wynema, and Vertis, the older siblings.

    Tex became forgetful in her old age. Around 1961 or so, I remember asking her who her brothers and sisters were (there were many of them) and all she could recall were the two who lived nearby, George and Thomas. I remember visiting her at one point, and her short term memory was so bad, that she could not recall that we had just arrived. Every few minutes, she would greet us again, as if she had just become aware of our presence.

    Towards the end of her life, she spent a brief time in a nursing home. I remember Aunt Leila saying that she visited her there, and that she was like a "queen" compared to the other residents. It must have been that finishing school training from her early life.

    She died in 1967 of lung cancer.5
  • Biography: 31 January 2013; From Gene McIntosh:
    For some reason, I just recalled some mention you made about Grandmother in the nursing home. That home was in Dadeville and I did visit her on several occasions with Mother. In fact, I made several trips as a child with Mother to Lafayette to the TB Sanitarium to visit her. I probably spent more alone time with her than any of the grandchildren except for the twins and Jenny. I would spend a couple of weeks in the Summer with her. On one trip, she and I (on our knees) painted the kitchen floor I have perhaps told you all this before, but Modther, Daddy, and I spent every Sunday with her, most often just us, until I finished high school.

Family 1: Walker Allen Dunson b. 18 Aug 1876, d. 30 Aug 1899

Family 2: Jerome Brady Latimer b. 15 May 1870, d. 21 Mar 1935

Citations

  1. [S316] Carolyn (Jackson) Phillips, Lew Griffin.
  2. [S317] Mildred Walene (Latimer) Griffin Turner, Lew Griffin.
  3. [S152] Mary Elizabeth (Matthews) Snyder e-mail, e-mail address, 1995 - 2009,.
  4. [S315] Leila (Latimer) Harkins, Lew Griffin.
  5. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  6. [S333] Jenny (Latimer) East e-mail, e-mail address, 2007 - 2012,.
  7. [S361] Susan Latimer Lawler e-mail, e-mail address, 2008,.
  8. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  9. [S2] Social Security Death Records,.

Samuel W. Jackson

M, b. circa 1796, d. circa 1871
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1796; North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1817; Jasper Co., Georgia; Bride=Lavinia Malone
  • 1820 Census*: 7 August 1820; Jasper Co., Georgia; 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Monticello, Jasper, Georgia; Page: 200; NARA Roll: M33_6; Image: 121

    Name:      Samuel W Jackson
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    Home in 1820 (City, County, State):      Monticello, Jasper, Georgia
    Enumeration Date:      August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:      1
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:      1
    Free White Persons - Under 16:      1
    Total Free White Persons:      3
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:      3
  • 1830 Census*: 1 June 1830; Meriwether Co., Georgia1
  • 1840 Census*: 1 June 1840; Heard Co., Georgia2
  • 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Heard Co., Georgia3
  • 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Heard Co., Georgia4
  • (Deceased) Death*: circa 1871; Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas
  • Biography*: 12 February 2019; Samuel W. Jackson was born in North Carolina. According to his great granddaughter, Mrs. Ira Quinton Adams (nee Eula Lee Jackson) in a letter from Glenn, GA, dated May 7, 1934, "He was born in 1800, and his father came to Walton Co. GA in 1802 with a group of colonists. They were of Scots-Irish descent. His mother was German."

    This is not entirely accurate, however, as Walton Co. was not formed until 1818, partly from Jackson Co., which had been created in 1796. And census records give Samuel's birth as around 1796, rather than 1800.

    He appears on the 1820 census of Jasper Co. GA living next to his father-in-law, John Malone. He had married John's eldest daughter, Lavinia, about 1817, but no record of the marriage has been found. Also nearby in 1820 Jasper Co. was Mary Jackson, aged 45, and Charity Jackson, a young woman, both apparently widows with children, and likely related.

    Charity was probably the widow of Coleby Jackson, who died in 1818 and whose land was adjacent to John Malone's. She was co-executor of Coleby's estate with Benjamin Cook.

    Samuel was a fortunate drawer in the 1820 Land Lottery. As a resident of Eastes District in Jasper Co., he won Lot 64 in the 3rd District of Walton Co., and apparently took up residence there for a couple of years. No connection has been found between Samuel W. and other Jacksons in Walton Co., particularly with William or Samuel Jackson there, who were of Clarke Co. GA origins.

    In Dec 1822, Samuel W. sold 149 acres on the west side of his lot in Walton Co. to David Johnson for $950 (Walton DB CD-265). At the same time he bought a half-acre lot from Johnson (lot 170) in the town of Monroe for $175 (Walton DB CD-266).

    A month later, in Jan 1823, he sold an acre of Lot 64 to Andrew Baker for $100, "where old man Baker settled" (Walton DB CD-248). Witnesses were Wiley Cook and Herndon L. Henderson.

    That same year Samuel moved to Pike Co. GA, and in September bought lot 134 in the 2nd District of Pike Co (Pike Co. DB A-260).

    In July 1824 he sold his half-acre lot in the town of Monroe to Herndon L. Henderson for only $5 (Walton DB F-155). That same month he bought Lot 221 in the 8th District of Pike Co. for $500, from Francis Garner of Walton (Pike DB A-368). Witnesses included Wiley Cook. In Jan 1825 Samuel sold his remaining 100 acres of Lot 64 in Walton Co. to Harley Baker for $400, the land being "where Baker now lives" (Walton DB F-127).

    In March 1825 Samuel sold his lot in the 2nd District of Pike Co. (Lot 134) to Wiley Cook (Pike DB A-388). Samuel had paid $400 for the lot and sold it for $500. (By 1830 Cook was in Harris Co. GA. He was in Troup Co. GA in 1840 and in Chambers Co. AL in 1850.) And in March 1827 Samuel W. sold his other lot in Pike Co. (Lot 221 in the 8th District) to James R. Gray, make a $100 profit on this lot as well (Pike DB B-236).

    Samuel W. may have moved to Meriwether Co. in 1826, before he sold this last lot in Pike Co., even though Meriwether was not officially open for settlement at that time. According to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Brooks R. Jackson, in a 1964 letter, Samuel's son Lee Roy was said to have been born in a log house in Meriwether Co. in Oct 1826. In any case, Samuel W. was in Meriwether for the 1830 census.

    But there is no evidence that he bought land there before January 1832, when he bought Lot 9 in the 8th District for $125 (DB B-168). In Oct 1833 he sold the west half of this lot to his father-in-law, John Malone of Butts Co. GA (DB C-286). Witnesses were Jones Malone, thought to be John's son, and Littleton Grimsley.

    Grimsley had married Malinda Jackson in 1827 in Pike Co. GA. She is said to be the daughter of Coleby R. Jackson (Grimsley Workbook by Robert E. Parkin, St. Louis MO). Coleby R. Jackson was aged 60-70 on the 1830 census of Meriwether Co. and lived near Samuel W. Jackson. A Coleby or Colley Jackson married Malinda Henley in 1829 in Meriwether with Littleton Grimsley as J.P. This may have been the son of the elder Coleby.

    Also near Samuel in 1830 Meriwether was Woody Jackson. This was probably the Woody who married Eliza Jackson in Pike Co. in 1829, and who won land in Meriwether in 1827 while a resident of Greene Co. GA.
    .
    Getting back to Samuel W. Jackson, in Dec 1834 he bought the north half of Lot 10 in the 8th District from Calvin Payne of Shelby Co. AL for only $21 (Meriwether DB F-82). (Calvin Payne was the son of Charles Payne and Rhoda Cawthon of Franklin Co, GA, but of Pendleton Dist, SC, prior to 1820. Charles Payne was the son of John Payne of Pittsylvania Co, VA)

    Samuel W. probably moved from Meriwether to Heard Co. about this time. According to Mrs. Adams, quoted above, he settled on the SW fourth of Lot 161 in the 12th District of Heard Co., near Glenn, GA. Heard Co. records were destroyed by fire in 1894. Samuel was on the 1840, 1850, and 1860 censuses of Heard Co.

    According to the family sources already mentioned, his wife, Lavinia, died there in 1862 and was buried on the family farm.

    Samuel W. was not on the 1870 census in Heard, as the following account from Mrs. Omar L. Fletcher (nee Sarah Belle McDonald), of Temple, TX, a great granddaughter) explains: "Samuel W. Jackson, being a professional carpenter and cabinet maker, often received letters asking him to come and help build a colonial house. Such a letter came to him from Little Rock, AR, soon after the close of the War. He went against the wishes of his children, as he was then 73 years of age, and the South was in such a deplorable condition.... He was stricken down with (typhoid) fever from which he died in 1871, and was buried there in Little Rock, travel being almost impossible at that time."

    Samuel was a large man, according to Mrs. Tyler McEwin Swann (nee Della Pearl Burdette), in a May 5, 1953 letter from Roanoke, AL. Samuel "weighed 300 lbs." His homemade chair was "quite a curiosity," and was made "out of old hickory wood from his timber land. When he went visiting he would carry his chair along to sit in. If he didn't, they would place two chairs together and put a plank across the seat of both chairs for him." Mrs. Fletcher adds that "the chair is now (Aug 1946) in the possession of the Adamson descendants near Roanoke, AL."

    Another descendant (Mrs. J. Allen Carlisle, nee Ada Barrett, of Atlanta, GA, from a Dec 28, 1934 letter, she was another great granddaughter.) writes, "I too have heard that grandfather (John Coleman) Jackson was a cousin of Stonewall Jackson. (John was a son of Samuel's.) I met Mrs. Stonewall Jackson at Borden Wheeler Springs about 20 years ago (that would have been about 1914). We talked about the family a great deal, but as you know Stonewall was killed not long after they were married.... She couldn't tell me much about her husband's family."

    According to Mrs. Adams, Vernon Adamson had the Samuel W. Jackson family Bible (this was in 1934) but it had no Jackson names in it, only Adamson. "But part of the book is torn out." Vernon was a great grandson of Samuel's.

    Mrs. Swann said she thought Samuel's father "was named William -- my mother remembered seeing him at one time -- I do not know whether this is correct or not." She also said that William Jackson lived in DeKalb County, GA, and that after he died Samuel W. Jackson went over there and sold some land covered with standing timber.

    Mrs. Swann's mother, Mrs. Sampson D. Burdette (nee Sarah Martha Jackson) was born in 1849. If the young Sarah M. saw her great grandfather, she must have been very young, and he very old.

    Samuel W. was probably the son of the elderly Coleby R. Jackson who lived near him in Meriwether Co. in 1830, but proof of this is lacking. Coleby was known to be the father of Malinda Jackson, who married Littleton Grimsley in 1827. Littleton and Malinda were the ancestors of the Grimsleys in Tallapoosa County, AL, who were said to be "cousins" of the Lee Roy Jackson family there. Samuel W. Jackson was associated with Littleton Grimsley, as mentioned above, and was probably his brother-in-law. Susannah Jackson, who married Allen Cook, was another daughter of Coleby Jackson.

Family: Lavinia Malone b. c 1801, d. 1862

Citations

  1. [S1830] 1830, Census, 1830; Census Place: Meriwether, Georgia; Series: M19; Roll: 19; Page: 158; Family History Library Film: 0007039

    Name:      Samuel W Jackson

    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:      1
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:      1
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:      1
    Free White Persons - Under 20:      4
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:      2
    Total Free White Persons:      6
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):      6.
  2. [S1840] 1840, Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: District 702, Heard, Georgia; Page: 306; Family History Library Film: 0007044

    Name:      Sam W Jackson

    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:      1
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:      1
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:      1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:      1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture:      2
    Free White Persons - Under 20:      7
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:      2
    Total Free White Persons:      9
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:      9.
  3. [S1850] 1850, Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 41, Heard, Georgia; Roll: M432_73; Page: 185A; Image: 270

    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Martin A Wright      29
    Sarah Wright      19
    Samuel Jackson      53
    Levina Jackson      49
    Wm T Jackson      17
    Charle G Jackson      15
    Nancy E Jackson      11
    Grace A Jackson      7.
  4. [S1860] 1860, Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Heard, Georgia; Roll: M653_127; Page: 732; Family History Library Film: 803127

    Household Members:      
    Name      Age
    Samuel W Jackson      64
    Lavina Jackson      59
    Amanda Jackson      17.

Lavinia Malone

F, b. circa 1801, d. 1862
  • Last Edited: 13 Sep 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1801; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1817; Jasper Co., Georgia; Groom=Samuel W. Jackson
  • Married Name: circa 1817; Jackson
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1862; Heard Co., Georgia
  • Biography*: 12 February 2019; Lavinia Malone probably married Samuel W. Jackson in Jasper Co. GA, although no record has been found. The couple was in Jasper Co. in 1820, Meriwether in 1830, and Heard Co. in 1840 and thereafter. Lavinia died in 1862 and was buried on the family farm near Glenn, GA, said to be the SW fourth of Lot 161 in the 12th District of Heard Co.1

Family: Samuel W. Jackson b. c 1796, d. c 1871

Citations

  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Lee Roy Jackson1

M, b. 26 October 1826, d. 19 March 1904
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2019
  • Nickname: Lee Jackson
  • (Child) Birth*: 26 October 1826; Meriwether Co., Georgia
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1847; Heard Co., Georgia; Bride=Martha Lucinda Gamble
  • 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Antioch, Troup Co., Georgia2
  • (head of family) 1870 Census*: 1 June 1870; Chambers Co., Alabama; household member=Martha Lucinda Gamble, household member=John W. Jackson, household member=Julia Ann Jackson, household member=George Washington Jackson, household member=James Robert Jackson, household member=Lee Anna Jackson, household member=Thomas Stonewall Jackson, household member=Mary Elizabeth Jackson, household member=Isaac Newton Bassett, household member=William L. Bassett, household member=Eugene Cade Bassett3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 17 September 1872; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Bride=Nancy Caroline Smith
  • Photographed*: say 1890; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama4
    Lee Roy Jackson
    Lee Roy Jackson (original)
  • Photographed: circa 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Nancy Caroline & Lee Roy Jackson; Walker Lee Dunson, Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Dunson; Wife=Nancy Caroline Smith, Grandson=Walker Lee Dunson, Daughter=Nannie Texonia Jackson5
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902 (original)
  • (Deceased) Death*: 19 March 1904; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Interred) Burial*: after 19 March 1904; Ephesus Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Fosheeton, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: 11 February 2019; Lee Roy Jackson, the son of Samuel W. Jackson, "was born over at Greenville, GA. We used to go by the old home, which was a log house, they say it has been torn down." This from Mrs. Brooks R. Jackson, West Point, GA, in a letter dated May 31, 1963.

    About 1847, Lee married Martha Lucinda Gamble in Heard Co. GA. According to Nathaniel Rufus Adamson, of Fitzgerald, GA, in a letter of April 12, 1939, she was the daughter of James Gamble and Polly Bennett, who had come from Laurens District, SC, about 1845. Adamson, an amateur historian with a remarkable memory, is mentioned as a source by others who are quoted below.

    Lee has not been found on the 1850 census, and was not on the 1850 or 1851 Tax Digest in Troop County, GA. One son, at least, claimed he was been born in Macon Co, GA.

    By 1860, at least, Lee was living in the small Troup Co. community of Antioch, which was in the 800 District. He appears there on the 1860 census. On the 1862 Tax Digest he was listed there with 50 acres of second quality land, worth about $300, and with personal property of $205. He did not own slaves.

    During the Civil War, he worked in a blacksmith's shop in Greenville, GA, (probably his grandfather Malone's) supplying materiel to the Confederate Army. He is said to have traveled through enemy lines one Christmas in order to be with his family for the holiday.

    The 1866 Tax Digest for Troup Co. shows Lee with 50 acres of land, five sheep, and one dog. The land was now valued at $107.

    In 1867, he apparently moved to Chambers Co. AL, as he was in default on his Troup Co. taxes that year. Lee was in Chambers Co. in 1870, but shortly thereafter moved to the Fosheeton Community in Tallapoosa Co., near Ephesus church where he is buried.

    In 1871 his wife Martha died, it is said she was grief-stricken over the death of her eldest son, John W. John had died July 12, 1871, aged 20. Both are buried at Ephesus Cemetery in unmarked graves.

    The Jacksons were Primitive Baptists and were members of Ephesus Church for many years.

    In 1872 Lee married Nancy Caroline Smith, widow of James Pennington, a doctor who had been killed in the Civil War. She was the daughter of William Wynn Smith and Mary J. Bostick, who had settled in Fosheeton around 1845.

    About 1875, Lee bought another farm between Fosheeton and New Site, from a Mr. Mayo who had moved to Texas. This was probably Henry Mayo, who had moved to Taylor, Williamson Co. TX as did several of the Smith relatives.

    Lee acquired several hundred acres of land over the years. His daughter, Nannie, said that he had one of the first "surreys" (a two-seated riding carriage) in his area, a sign of rising prosperity after the Civil War. She also remembered seeing her front yard filled with bales of cotton as a child.

    Lee and his wife lived with Nannie in their old age, and she inherited the family farm when the couple died in 1904.

Family 1: Martha Lucinda Gamble b. 1 Aug 1828, d. a 12 Jul 1871

Family 2: Nancy Caroline Smith b. 28 Jul 1836, d. 9 Feb 1904

Citations

  1. Evie Duck, a daughter of George W. Jackson, and granddaughter of Lee Roy, told me that she thought her grandfather's name was just "Lee Roy" and not "Leroy R." She said he was called Lee. When he signed documents, he just signed them "L. R. Jackson."
  2. [S1860] 1860, Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Antioch, Troup, Georgia; Roll: M653_138; Page: 342; Family History Library Film: 803138


    Name: L R Jackson Age: 34 Birth Year: abt 1826 Gender: Male Birth Place: Georgia Home in 1860: Antioch, Troup, Georgia Post Office: Antioch Family Number: 1069 Value of real estate: View image Household Members:
    Name
    Age

    L R Jackson
    34

    W L Jackson
    30

    M E Jackson
    12

    John W Jackson
    9

    July A Jackson
    6

    George W Jackson
    3

    James R Jackson
    8/12.
  3. [S1870] 1870, Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Beat 1, Chambers, Alabama; Roll: M593_6; Page: 11B; Image: 25; Family History Library Film: 545505.

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Leroy Jackson     44
    Lucinda Jackson     40
    J W Jackson     19
    Julia Jackson     16
    G W Jackson     13
    James R Jackson     9
    Leanna Jackson     6
    Tommie D Jackson     4
    Isaac Basset     25
    Mary E Basset     21
    William Basset     2
    Eugene Bassett     2/12.
  4. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
    Original in possession of Lew Griffin as of February 2019 -- from Leila Marie Latimer Harkins.
  5. [S315] Leila (Latimer) Harkins, Lew Griffin.

Nancy Caroline Smith

F, b. 28 July 1836, d. 9 February 1904
  • Last Edited: 12 Mar 2019
  • Biography*: Nancy Caroline Smith was born in 1836 in Georgia. She was the daughter of William Wynn Smith and Mary Bostick. In 1844 her family moved to Tallapoosa County AL. She married James Pennington there in 1858. James was a doctor, the son of Thomas Pennington and Eleanor Phillips. James was killed during the Civil War, leaving Nancy a widow, with two children. In 1872 she married Leroy Jackson. Leroy was also a widower, he had with seven children. Together they had three additional children, bringing the total to five for Nancy and ten for Leroy. Both Nancy and Leroy died in Tallapoosa County AL in 1904, within 39 days of each other.1
  • (Child) Birth*: 28 July 1836; Troup Co., Georgia
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 11 July 1858; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=Dr. James Pennington
  • Married Name: 11 July 1858; Pennington
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 17 September 1872; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=Lee Roy Jackson
  • Married Name: 17 September 1872; Jackson
  • Photographed: 1882; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: unknown little girl; Eula Jackson holding baby Nannie Texonia; Brooks Jackson in cap; Nancy Caroline (Smith) Jackson in background on porch; Son=Brooks Rolin Jackson, Daughter=Eula Braxton Jackson, Daughter=Nannie Texonia Jackson2
    Lee Roy Jackson family 1883
  • (Wife) Photographed: circa 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Nancy Caroline & Lee Roy Jackson; Walker Lee Dunson, Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Dunson; Principal=Lee Roy Jackson3
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902 (original)
  • Photographed*: circa 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
    Nancy Caroline (Smith) Pennington Jackson
  • (Deceased) Death*: 9 February 1904; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Interred) Burial*: after 9 February 1904; Ephesus Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Fosheeton, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama

Family 1: Dr. James Pennington b. 17 Oct 1830, d. c 13 Jul 1862

Family 2: Lee Roy Jackson b. 26 Oct 1826, d. 19 Mar 1904

Citations

  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  2. [S316] Carolyn (Jackson) Phillips, Lew Griffin.
  3. [S315] Leila (Latimer) Harkins, Lew Griffin.

William Wynn Smith

M, b. between 1807 and 1809, d. between 21 December 1863 and 29 January 1864
  • Last Edited: 17 Mar 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: between 1807 and 1809; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1830; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina; Bride=Mary J. Bostick
  • Deed*: 1835; Troup Co., Georgia; William W. Smith bought 108.75 acres of Lot 27 in the 15th District of Troup County in 1835 from Reuben Cone, attorney for Elias Bliss. The land was adjacent to James Mayfield. Joseph C. Anderson was witness (Troup Co. Deed Bk. F, p.218). This was near the now defunct town of Antioch, near the Alabama state line and the Heard County line. James Mayfield's wife was Mary Smith, daughter of William S. Smith of Heard County.; Adjacent Land Owner=Rev. James A. Mayfield, Adjacent Land Owner=Mary Smith1
  • (head of family) 1840 Census*: 1 June 1840; Antioch, Troup Co., Georgia; neighbor=William Smith of Troup Co. GA, neighbor=John Barnett2
  • (neighbor) 1840 Census: 1 June 1840; District 800, Troup Co., Georgia; Principal=William Smith of Troup Co. GA3
  • (neighbor) 1840 Census: 1 June 1840; 800th District, Troup Co., Georgia; a few doors down from William Smith, who was a few doors down from William W. Smith; Principal=John Barnett4
  • (Grantor) Deed*: November 1843; In November 1843 William W. Smith sold Jordan Traylor 108.75 acres in the 15th District of Troup, the west part of lot 27. Thomas Bassett, who had married Mary Traylor, was the witness (Troop Co Deed Bk L, p.380).; Grantee=Jourdan Traylor, Witness=Thomas Jefferson Bassett
  • (head of family) 1850 Census*: 1 June 1850; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; household member=Mary J. Bostick5
  • (head of family) 1860 Census*: 1 June 1860; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; household member=Mary J. Bostick6
  • (Deceased) Death*: between 21 December 1863 and 29 January 1864; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; From his estate, a receipt from the attending physician, Dr. J.T. Selman, written January 29, 1864.

    Sept. 23 William W. Smith Dr. J. T. Selman
    1863 for medical attendance
    Sept. 23. mileage, medicine & visit & prescribing $ 10.00
    Oct. 4. Excising toumour from breast           $ 25.00
    " 7. mileage, visit, medicine & presc.           $ 10.00
    " 11.mileage, visit, medicine & presc. $ 10.00
    " 25.mileage, visit, medicine & prescribing $ 10.00
    ________________________________________
    $ 75.00

    Received of T.J. Lester Seventy five Dollars in full payment of William W. Smith medical account for the year 1863. Jan. 29, 1864.

    Signed J.T.Selman, M.D.
  • Biography: 19 February 2018;      William Wynn Smith lived adjacent to or near other Smith's after moving to Tallapoosa County in the mid-1840's. But those Smith's can be traced back to a Bradley Smith of Oglethorpe County, and William W. does not seem to have any connection to them.
         William W. Smith was in 1840 Troup. He was living near an elderly William and Mary Smith, but they were both born in Georgia and so could not have been his parents, since he was born in North Carolina. William and Mary also lived adjacent to Lee Roy Jackson in the 1860 census.
    The elderly William Smith (1780 - 1869) and wife Mary (1785 - 1855) had a daughter Sarah (1820 -1895) as she appears in their household in the census, and the three of them are the only marked graves in a small family cemetery in Troup. Barnett Smith was living next door to William, Mary and Sarah in 1850. And so I'm reasonably sure that Barnett and Sarah Smith were siblings and were children of William and Mary Smith. Barnett was also near them in 1860. No other children are known. All were born in Georgia.
    William Wynn's land was on a lot adjacent to land owned by Joseph J. Smith. But Joseph J. Smith is closely associated, not with William, but with Jeremiah Ray Smith. And they seem to be the sons of James W. Smith, who moved from Troup to Chambers Co. AL. Simeon L, William K., and James G. Smith are probably his sons as well.
    The only other Smith in the Antioch area not yet mentioned was William S. Smith. He appears to have been from Rutherford County, adjacent to Spartanburg Co. SC. He seems to be the father of William Wynn Smith. He owned land adjacent to Wm. Wynn, as did James Mayfield, who married the elder William S.'s daughter Mary. William S., the elder, moved to Heard County, GA and is found there in the 1840 and 1850 census records. He and his wife were born in NC, and were from Rutherford County according to other researchers, and this agrees with census records.
         The name Winn Smith or Wynn Smith suggests a connection to a particular Smith family in the area of Spartanburg Co., SC / Rutherford Co. NC. According to a family history preserved in the Duncan branch of the family, William Wynn Smith "went back to South Carolina to marry." So he must have lived in Spartanburg Co. SC at one time, and so his father must have been there as well.
    According to other researchers, William S. Smith was William Slade Smith, of Rutherford Co. NC, who married Sarah Hill Burge.
         The author does have two autosomal matches to a Watson Sanford Smith of DeKalb Co. GA. William Slade is said by some to have had a son Sanford. I have not been able to connect this Sanford to William, since he was born in South Carolina.
    The author, a descendant of William Wynn Smith, has several autosomal connections on the AncestryDNA test to descendants of other presumed children of William S. Smith. Here are their Ancestry.com User ID's and connections to William S.:

    *** Woody Burge Smith

    mrtmcfly (Caroline Amanda Smith)
    Bridget Steadman (Caroline Amanda Smith)

    *** Mary Smith + James Mayfield

    ArlienHS (Battle William Mayfield)

    *** Walton Wells Smith

    Gloria Futrell (Mary Aramenia Smith)

    *** Lucretia Smith + Giles Mayfield

    LaureMcDonald (Wiley W. Mayfield)

    Gloria Futrell (Wiley W. Mayfield)

    *** Washington Syrus Smith

    Terry Sanders (Uriah DeKalb Smith) - member since 12 Dec 2016 (last Terry listed)
    PaulWilsonSmith (William Washington Smith)

    *** Sarah Hill Smith + John C. Jackson

    jegd1946 (Emily Frances McDonald); Referenced Name=Watson Sanford Smith, Referenced Name=Barnett Smith, Referenced Name=James W. Smith, Referenced Name=Joseph J. Smith, Referenced Name=William Smith of Troup Co. GA, Referenced Name=Jeremiah Ray Smith1
  • Biography*: 22 September 2018; William Wynn Smith was born about 1808. The 1850 and 1860 censuses list his birthplace as NC. But all of his children said his birthplace was SC on the 1880 and 1900 censuses. He may have been born in Rutherford Co, NC, near the Broad River and the Spartanburg District, SC line. His wife, at least, was from this area, and he must have lived there at one time in order to have met her. William S. Smith, thought to be his father, lived on the Broad River, on the Rutherford side.
    .
    According to his granddaughter Lula B. Duncan, who recorded her memories in the 1930's, William grew up in Georgia but returned to South Carolina to marry. He married Mary J. Bostick about 1831.

    Comparison of the 1850 census of Tallapoosa County AL with the 1840 census of Georgia shows that William was in Troop County GA in 1840. William Smith bought a Lot 3 in La Grange, GA in January 1836, part of Lot 109 in the Sixth District. Levi Geer was the witness (Troup Co. Deed Bk. E p.309).
    .
    In March of that year, William W. Smith sold this lot to Moses Wilkes, with Henry Perkins as witness (Troup Co. Deed Bk E, p.311).
    .
    A William W. Smith bought 108.75 acres of Lot 27 in the 15th District of Troup County in 1835. The land was adjacent to James Mayfield. Joseph C. Anderson was witness (Troup Co. Deed Bk. F, p.218). This was near the now defunct town of Antioch, near the Alabama state line and the Heard County line.
    .
    In November 1843 , William W. Smith sold Jordan Traylor 108.75 acres in the 15th District of Troup, the west part of lot 27. Thomas Bassett, who had married Mary Traylor, was the witness (Troop Co Deed Bk L, p.380). Thomas Bassett's nephew, Isaac Bassett, married Lee Roy Jackson's daughter Mary Elizabeth.
    .
    Between 1844 and 1858 William W. Smith bought nine plots in Tallapoosa County from the Federal Land Office for as little as $2.50 an acre. His land was in the Fosheeton Community, between what is now Alexander City and New Site, in T23 and R22, Sections 14,15,22, and 23.
    .
    In January 1845, he also bought 146 acres from John and Sarah Nilson, part of Section 23 in T23 & R22. William L. Nolan and John White were witnesses (Tallapoosa Co. Deed Bk. D, p.176).
    .
    William died there in Dec 1863 or Jan 1864 and was probably buried either on his own land or in an unmarked grave at nearby Ephesus Primitive Baptist Cemetery. His wife Mary died in 1863. William died intestate but his estate mentions all of his children by name, and gives dates of death for two of his sons who were killed during the Civil War.
  • Research Note*: 22 September 2018; Smiths of Troup Co. GA -- 15th District

    The Smiths of interest to me in Troup County, GA all lived near each other in the 15th Militia District of Troup County. This was the district immediately across the state line from Chambers County, AL. I have a land lottery map of the 15th District, which shows various Smiths living in close proximity to each other.

    William W. Smith lived on Lot 27 in the 15th District. Joseph J. Smith was on the two lots adjoining him to the south: Lots 26 and 25. Adjoining Lots 26 and 26 to the west were Lots 63 and 64. Jeremiah R. Smith (with son Simeon L) lived on Lot 63, and Jeremiah Smith (presumably Jeremiah R.) also owned Lot 64. William S. Smith owned Lot 17, to the immediate NE of Lot 27, owned by William W. Smith.

    Barnett Smith owned Lot 106, which was to the west of William W. Smith with three intervening land lots. William R. Smith owed Lot 115, which adjoined Barnett’s Lot 106 on the west.

    North of Lot 27 (William W. Smith), with three intervening land lots, was Lot 31, portions of which were owned by William K. Smith, Henry G. Smith, James Smith, W. R. Smith, J. W. (James W.?) Smith and Joseph J. Smith.

    James W. Smith appears to be the father of most if not all the men just mentioned with the exception of William S. Smith and William W. Smith. James W. Smith was from Fayette County, GA, and later moved to Chambers County, AL.; Witness=Jeremiah Ray Smith, Witness=Joseph J. Smith, Witness=Simeon Lowry Smith, Witness=William Kirkham Smith1

Family: Mary J. Bostick b. c 1808, d. 1863

Citations

  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  2. [S1840] 1840, Census, Troup, Georgia; Roll: 51; Page: 365.

    1 male 5-10
    1 male 30-40
    1 female under 5
    3 females 5-10
    1 female 30-40.
  3. [S1840] 1840, Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: District 800, Troup, Georgia; Page: 364

    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 800, Troup, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru29: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 3
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4
    (next house was Charles A. Dickson, whose mother, Ann Allen Smith, was the daughter of Charles Smith who died in 1818 in Jackson Co. GA -- LDS ID # L6P6-3Q3. This does not appear to be significant. On the other side was Robert Allison, who has not been located in 1850.).
  4. [S1840] 1840, Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: District 800, Troup, Georgia; Page: 365

    Name: John W Barnett
    Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 800, Troup, Georgia
    Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
    Slaves - Males - 24 thru 35: 1
    Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
    No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
    Total Free White Persons: 2 Total Slaves: 2
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4.
  5. [S1850] 1850, Census, Township 24, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M432_15; Page: 125; Image: 707.

    William W., 41, $800 real estate, born NC
    Mary J, 42, NC
    Mary A., 18, GA
    Sarah C., 16, GA
    Charles R., 14, GA
    Nancy, 12, GA
    Martha, 10, GA
    John W., 8, GA
    Susan, 6, AL
    Emily, 4, AL
    Chesley, 1, AL.
  6. [S1860] 1860, Census, Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M653_25; Page: 308; Image: 311.

    Name, age
    William W Smith 52
    Mary J Smith 55
    Charles C Smith 20
    John Smith 19
    Susan Smith 18
    Emily Smith 14
    James Smith 8
    Daniel Saffold 16.

Mary J. Bostick

F, b. circa 1808, d. 1863
  • Last Edited: 17 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: circa 1808; Rutherford Co., North Carolina
  • (Bride) Marriage*: circa 1830; Spartanburg Dist., South Carolina; Groom=William Wynn Smith
  • Married Name: circa 1830; Smith
  • (household member) 1850 Census: 1 June 1850; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; head of family=William Wynn Smith1
  • (household member) 1860 Census: 1 June 1860; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; head of family=William Wynn Smith2
  • (Deceased) Death*: 1863; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: 17 February 2018; Mary J. Bostick was the daughter of Chesley Bostick of Spartanburg District, SC. No estate for Chesley has been found, but Mary named a son, James Chesley Bostick Smith, and Chesley Bostick was the only Bostick living near Cross Keys, SC, where Lula Duncan, a granddaughter, said the family originated. The 1820 census shows that Chesley had a daughter of the right age to be Mary. Also, Mary's two presumed sisters, Lethe and Rebecca, both married sons of Ephraim Elder and Sally Smith. This would suggest that Mary's husband, William W. Smith, was a relative of Sally Smith as well. His connection to the Elders, and to Sally Smith, if any, is currently not known.3

Family: William Wynn Smith b. bt 1807 - 1809, d. bt 21 Dec 1863 - 29 Jan 1864

Citations

  1. [S1850] 1850, Census, Township 24, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M432_15; Page: 125; Image: 707.

    William W., 41, $800 real estate, born NC
    Mary J, 42, NC
    Mary A., 18, GA
    Sarah C., 16, GA
    Charles R., 14, GA
    Nancy, 12, GA
    Martha, 10, GA
    John W., 8, GA
    Susan, 6, AL
    Emily, 4, AL
    Chesley, 1, AL.
  2. [S1860] 1860, Census, Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: M653_25; Page: 308; Image: 311.

    Name, age
    William W Smith 52
    Mary J Smith 55
    Charles C Smith 20
    John Smith 19
    Susan Smith 18
    Emily Smith 14
    James Smith 8
    Daniel Saffold 16.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.

Leila Marie Latimer

F, b. 22 October 1903, d. 16 June 1981
  • Last Edited: 21 Mar 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: 22 October 1903; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Photographed*: say 1932
    Leila (Latimer) Harkins
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 31 May 1932; Groom=Clyde Wilson Harkins
  • Married Name: 31 May 1932; Harkins
  • Photographed: say 1940
    Leila (Latimer) Harkins
  • Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jessie, Annie Ruth, Wynema, Vertis, Mildred, and Leila. Only Pauline is missing.; Sister=Jessie May Latimer, Sister=Annie Ruth Latimer, Sister=Wynema Latimer, Sister=Mary Vertis Latimer, Sister=Mildred Walene Latimer1
    Latimer daughters
  • (Deceased) Death*: 16 June 1981; Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia
  • (Interred) Burial*: circa 18 June 1981; Harmony Cemetery, New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Biography*: Leila was a school teacher in Tallassee, Elmore County, Alabama, and Clyde was a Power House Operator at Martin Dam, at the time their marriage in 1932.

    Clyde had two daughters by a previous marriage to Hazel M. Holland, Joyce Hazel and Carol Shirley Harkins.

    Carol recounts the following: "Leila was teaching before I started to school also before the marriage--the story goes that the hired help who looked after me was sick one day, so Leila took me to school with her where she was teaching 2nd grade. I sat down and started doing what the other kids did, so that day I just started to school at 5 years of age, no kindergarten in those days. Back in those days also at the country schools, rules were easily broken. She did have me repeat the second grade the next year, so I wouldn't be with age group too different from mine ( graduated high school at 16). Anyway, she didn't teach after we left Martin Dam, until she went back and got her degree at some point."

    Leila, Clyde, Joyce and Carol lived at Martin Dam until about 1940 or 1941, when Clyde took a job with Tennessee Vally Authority, TVA, a government agency that built dams and steam plants across TN and into north Alabama on the Tennessee River. This was a major part of the rural electrafication move in the South. They lived briefly in Centerville, Tennessee, Columbia, Tennessee and then moved quickly on to Florence, Alabama, where they stayed until Clyde took a position with IBEW Union with offices in Chattanooga in the late 1940's .

    In 1951 Leila and Clyde were divorced, and Leila moved to Columbus, Georgia.
    According to Carol, "after she was in Columbus, she went to David Peabody in Nashville in summers to work on her Master's. Really don't know for sure if she completed it or not, but think she did."

    Leila was a teacher at Winterfield School in Columbus for 20 years, until her retirement in 1971. Leila worked at a department store in Atlanta some summers after she had moved to Columbus. She also sold World Book Encyclopedias in her spare time.

    2

Family: Clyde Wilson Harkins b. 14 Jul 1900, d. 5 Jun 1963

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  2. [S338] Carol Shirley (Harkins) Nichols e-mail, e-mail address, Jun 2007,.

Roy Marcus Latimer

M, b. 6 January 1905, d. 10 July 1977
  • Last Edited: 19 Dec 2012
  • Biography*: Roy's childhood nickname was "Buster." He grew up on the Latimer family farm near New Site in Tallapoosa County, AL. Roy joined Russell Mills, Inc. in 1927 as a bookkeeper and was named secretary-treasurer and director in 1957. He served as manager of the accounting division from 1931-41 and as assistant secretary from 1941-57. During more than 44 years of service with Russell Mills, Inc. he was a key factor in the rapid growth and diversification of the company. In addition to his position with Russell Mills he served also as secretary-treasurer and director of Russell Lands, Inc., the Benjamin and Roberta Russell Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc., Alexander City Building Supply, Inc., and Alexander City Grocery Company. Roy was also director of Russell Hospital Corporation. Roy was listed in "Who's Who in the South and Southwest." The Tallapoosa County Board of Education named the football stadium at New Site High School Latimer Field in recognition of his leadership and outstanding contributions to education in the area.
  • (Child) Birth*: 6 January 1905; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 11 December 1930; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Bride=Frances Elizabeth Thomas
  • (Son) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    Latimer family
  • (Brother) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jack Latimer, Walker Lee Dunson, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Ralph Latimer; Principal=Walker Lee Dunson1
    Walker Dunson with Latimer brothers
  • Photographed*: 9 May 1965; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: J. B. Latimer, Jack Latimer, Roy Latimer, Ralph Latimer; Brother=Jerome Brady Latimer Jr., Brother=Jackson Latimer, Brother=Lynn Ralph Latimer1
    Latimer brothers on Mother's Day 1965
  • (Deceased) Death*: 10 July 1977
  • (Interred) Burial*: Old Alexander City Cemetery, Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama

Family: Frances Elizabeth Thomas b. 16 Jun 1911, d. 16 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Mary Vertis Latimer

F, b. 28 March 1907, d. 28 October 1993
  • Last Edited: 14 Mar 2008
  • Biography*: From Lynn Tate:

    Dad never attended college. He worked as manager of the Home Ice Company from before I was born in 1928 until about 1947

    The Home Ice Co. was owned by a company in B'ham.,Al. Dad was manager there when I was born. In the early years, the ice was produced in 300 plus lbs. blocks. (the weight over the 300 was for scrap during cutting. All accounting was in 300lbs. The ice was delivered on horse-drawn wagons which held six blocks (I think). The ice was delivered to residences as well as businesses including the dye house at Russell, hospital, etc. Later, the Co. purchased trucks.

    Dad retired in 1948 when I was married and I took the job.

    That's when Mom and Dad opened the Alex. City Floral. In fact, I made the drawings for the shop in 1947.

    I only worked a year as manager before attending The Univ. of AL. I worked in the summers cutting and selling ice off the platform during my early years (12-15). As far as competition from electric refrigerators, I don't remember much, because during the early 40's we would outsell our capacity, resulting in 100 block loads being trucked in from Sylacauga or B'ham.

    From Lynn:

    In 1946 (sic) he and Mother opened the Alexander City Floral Co., which they operated until Dad's death in '73. Mother continued in business until '78, when she closed the shop. Dad was active in the Masonic Lodge for many years, as well as the Lions Club and several other civic organizations. Mother belonged to the Eastern Star, a missionary group, church groups, and I believe bridge group.; Principal=John Frank Tate
  • (Child) Birth*: 28 March 1907; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 24 November 1925; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=John Frank Tate
    Frank & Vertis (Latimer) Tate
  • Married Name: 24 November 1925; Tate
  • (Sister) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jessie, Annie Ruth, Wynema, Vertis, Mildred, and Leila. Only Pauline is missing.; Principal=Leila Marie Latimer1
    Latimer daughters
  • (Deceased) Death*: 28 October 1993

Family: John Frank Tate b. 12 Jul 1900, d. 19 Feb 1973

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Wynema Latimer

F, b. 3 January 1909, d. 22 March 1989
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2006

Family: Wylie Paul Waller b. 8 Nov 1908, d. 29 Jan 1974

Citations

  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  2. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Jerome Brady Latimer Jr.

M, b. 28 December 1910, d. 21 April 1979
  • Last Edited: 18 Sep 2006

Family: Bernie Emma Veazey b. 22 Oct 1915, d. 17 Mar 2007

Citations

  1. [S174] Maria Kuhn e-mail, e-mail address, 2002 - 2006,.
  2. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Nannie Pauline Latimer

F, b. 16 July 1912, d. 2 May 2006
  • Last Edited: 23 Feb 2019
  • Biography*: Life on the Farm – memories of Pauline Latimer Holstun, June 2001

    At Xmas time Dad bought oranges by crate – apples by barrel.
    At night in fall Dad would peel sugar cane for us to chew to get the sweet juice out.
    Peanuts were parched in large pans and we ate those lots of nights around the fire.
    In summer the jams & hearths were washed with white wash made with white mud that we found on some branch banks.
    Old Banjo was the horse that pulled our buggy to school. He was hitched up to the buggy up at barn & then he would walk unattended down to a tree in front yard & stand there as if hitched & wait for us to come out and get in buggy to go to school. Dad made a stable back of school, for him to stay in during day.
    Margaret & Uncle Si worked for us & lived in a shack on our farm. She washed our clothes by drawing water from a well & putting in large tubs. One for soaping and scrubbing – the middle tub for getting soap out – the third tub with bluing (for whiting) & rinsing. After this they were hung on lines out in sun to dry.
    We always had to draw water from well to fill up reservoir on stove, which was warmed by fire in stove to cook meals. That warm water was used for taking baths in a pan. Mom made soap from lye drained from ashes from fireplace mixed with forms of fat from other sources. That soap was used for washing dishes, scouring floors, etc.
    The cedar bucket we used for drinking water had brass rings & had to be scoured once a week. Sand was used with other things to clean those brass rings. A job I hated. The kitchen floor had to be scoured weekly & we used that lye soap on it.
    Stove wood had to be brought in & put by wood box to heat the cook stove. That was a job I didn’t like, I would sometimes ride on my pony over to Uncle Si’s to get him to come & bring it in for me.
    (after thoughts)
    To mop the floors we used mops made with corn shucks pulled through holes in a wooden 2 x 8 or 10 block. The yards were swept with brush brooms made of several dogwood limbs tied together. We did not let grass grow in yards. Chickens roamed the yards so feathers were always having to be swept up.
    Mostly boxwoods, gardenias, canna lilies, hydrangeas, grew in yards. My mom liked lots of potted plants & to keep them through the winter a flower pit was always dug about 8 feet deep & a cover made for top, which was opened on sunshiny days to keep the flowers healthy.
    We had outside pit toilet. Our tissue was Sears Roebuck. I went with my older sister on Saturdays to meetings in nearby town. I sat in car all day & waited on her. Children were sometimes playing around & asked me if I wanted to go to rest room. I desperately wanted to go but wasn’t sure what a rest room was. When I did go one day & pulled the lever on toilet – I thought I had torn it up with all the noise of flushing started.

  • (Child) Birth*: 16 July 1912; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Daughter) Photographed: circa 1926; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; In back is Jackson Latimer. In front of him is Pauline, Nannie Texonia, and Wynema Latimer. In the very front is Annie Ruth and Mildred Walene Latimer.; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    The Latimers
  • Photographed*: say 1932
    Pauline Latimer
  • Photographed: say 1934
    Pauline Latimer
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 22 October 1937; Groom=John Tucker Holstun
  • Married Name: 22 October 1937; Holstun
  • (Deceased) Death*: 2 May 2006; Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia
  • Biography: 22 February 2019; from Jane Holstun Barwick, about her mother Pauline:
    "She was an Art teacher in LaGrange at a Junior High School. She studied Art at the Atlanta Art Institute and also at Auburn University. She was a modern art person.

    "She painted this painting in approximately 1958 while she was studying at Atlanta Art Institute. I was still in grammar school. It might have been as early as 1956.

    "She was more of a painter than a drawer. If she needed something drawn , she would often get me to sketch it for her and then she would paint it.

    "I never learned to paint but I draw very well in pencil and pen & ink."2
    example of Pauline's painting

Family: John Tucker Holstun b. 21 May 1892, d. 21 Nov 1985

Citations

  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  2. [S292] Jane Hulstun Barwick e-mail, e-mail address, Dec 2005,.

Jackson Latimer

M, b. 27 March 1914, d. 20 June 1992
  • Last Edited: 4 Jun 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: 27 March 1914; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Son) Photographed: circa 1926; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; In back is Jackson Latimer. In front of him is Pauline, Nannie Texonia, and Wynema Latimer. In the very front is Annie Ruth and Mildred Walene Latimer.; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    The Latimers
  • Photographed*: circa 1937; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Principal=Lynn Ralph Latimer2
    Jack & Ralph Latimer
  • Photographed: 16 February 1939; Pecos, Reeves Co., Texas3
    Postcard from Jack Latimer
  • WWII Draft Reg*: 16 October 1940; Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama4
  • Photographed*: between 1942 and 1945; :World War II; From Jack Payne Latimer:
    Dad was in the Navy during WWII. He never went over seas but was stationed state side in the communications department. He went around to Military Installations and installed telephone switch boards. After the war he went to work for Western Electric doing the same thing for Ma Bell. That's how he met mother. She was a Chief Operator for Ma Bell in Alex City and when they upgraded the equipment Dad did the install and met Mother there.
    Lynn Tate adds that the uniform Jack is wearing is a winter dress uniform.5,6,7
    Jack Latimer in WW II
  • Photographed: say 1946; Amy (Bonnie's daughter) tells me her husband Paul says it is an Indian motorcycle. In looking this up on the web, I see the Indian Motorcycle Company was once the leading brand of motorcycles before WW II, but went out of business in 1953. I'm not sure if this is an Indian Scout or and Indian Chief, but I'm sure a motorcycle enthusiast could tell us.

    Mom told me that Jack gave up his motorcycle after being involved in an accident, which was not his fault, that resulted in the death of another person. So she always advised me nevertheless to avoid getting a motorcycle.8
    Jack Latimer on motorcycle
  • (Brother) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jack Latimer, Walker Lee Dunson, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Ralph Latimer; Principal=Walker Lee Dunson2
    Walker Dunson with Latimer brothers
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 15 January 1949; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Bride=Burton Jeanette Tucker
  • (Brother) Photographed: 9 May 1965; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: J. B. Latimer, Jack Latimer, Roy Latimer, Ralph Latimer; Principal=Roy Marcus Latimer2
    Latimer brothers on Mother's Day 1965
  • (Deceased) Death*: 20 June 1992; Birmingham, Jefferson Co., Alabama
  • (Interred) Burial*: say 23 June 1992; Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee

Family: Burton Jeanette Tucker b. 5 Oct 1918, d. 7 Jul 2005

Citations

  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  2. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  3. [S169] James Eugene McIntosh Jr. e-mail, e-mail address, through 2011,.
  4. [S1] Ancestry.com. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Name: Jack Latimer
    Race: White
    Age: 26
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Place: Alexander City, Alabama, USA
    Birth Date: 27 Mar 1914
    Residence Place: Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Alabama, USA
    Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940
    Employer: Western Electric Co
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Light Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 5 7
    Next of Kin: Roy Latimer.
  5. [S169] James Eugene McIntosh Jr. e-mail, e-mail address, through 2011,.
    Photo courtesty of Gene McIntosh.
  6. [S432] Jack Payne Latimer e-mail, e-mail address, Jan 2011,.
  7. [S265] Frank Lynn Tate e-mail, e-mail address,.
  8. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
    from Mom's photo album.

Jessie May Latimer1,2

F, b. 13 July 1916, d. 27 November 1989
  • Last Edited: 15 Aug 2006
  • Biography*: Jessie and Annie Ruth were the two Latimer grlsl who did not go to college. Jessie married James McIntosh the year after high school graduation. They lived with his mother for a short time, then moved to Alexander City for a few years. Then they lived in Dadeville until Gene was in college, at which time they moved to Opelika. Jessie worked most of the time. She was the receptionist to the Dadeville "town doctor" for many years, and then in Opelika she worked for Ampex (the magnetic tape company from California). She retired with 30 years of service. She and James were a happy and fun-loving couple in their earlier married years, when James was healthier and money was good. They traveled a great deal, had lots of social friends, and lived "the good life." After James's death, Jessie adjusted well and did a remarkable job of taking a new lease on life. Determined never to marry again, she did, however, date a good bit and until the end loved going out and dancing, etc. She was diagnosed in August 1989 with pancreatic cancer and died that Thanksgiving weekend. It was all very sudden as she was the picture of health for a woman her age and enjoying life to the fullest. She had a wonderful outlook on life and amazed all her friends with how well she faced her impending death.2
  • (Child) Birth*: 13 July 1916; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Photographed: say 19363
    Jessie May Latimer
    Jessie May Latimer
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 11 January 1936; Groom=James Eugene Mcintosh
  • Married Name: 11 January 1936; Mcintosh
  • (Daughter) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson4
    Latimer family
  • (Sister) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jessie, Annie Ruth, Wynema, Vertis, Mildred, and Leila. Only Pauline is missing.; Principal=Leila Marie Latimer4
    Latimer daughters
  • (Deceased) Death*: 27 November 1989; Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama

Family: James Eugene Mcintosh b. 23 Jul 1914, d. 27 Mar 1971

Citations

  1. Mother was named for Aunt Jessie. As she told it, grandfather thought Aunt Jessie was the prettiest woman he knew, and mother was the prettiest baby of theirs to date. So, she was named for her. She also said Aunt Jessie was named for Jesse James.
  2. [S169] James Eugene McIntosh Jr. e-mail, e-mail address, through 2011,.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  4. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Lynn Ralph Latimer

M, b. 14 June 1919, d. 15 October 2004
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: 14 June 1919; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • Photographed: say 1932; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; first cousin=Mary Allean Latimer
    Ralph & cousin Allean Latimer
  • Photographed*: say 1935; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
    Lynn Ralph Latimer
  • Photographed*: circa 1937; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Principal=Jackson Latimer1
    Jack & Ralph Latimer
  • (head of family) 1940 Census*: 1 April 1940; Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 9 August 1940; Bride=Omie Louise Wallis
  • Biography*: between 1942 and 1945; Sylacauga, Talladega Co., Alabama; Ralph and Louise lived in Sylacauga during WW II, and worked at the powder plant in Childersburg. These jobs were critical to the military, and so Ralph was exempt from the draft. His brother-in-law, Lewis W. Griffin Sr., worked at the same plant. See his biography for further details.1
  • (Son) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    Latimer family
  • (Brother) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jack Latimer, Walker Lee Dunson, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Ralph Latimer; Principal=Walker Lee Dunson1
    Walker Dunson with Latimer brothers
  • (Brother) Photographed: 9 May 1965; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: J. B. Latimer, Jack Latimer, Roy Latimer, Ralph Latimer; Principal=Roy Marcus Latimer1
    Latimer brothers on Mother's Day 1965
  • (Deceased) Death*: 15 October 2004; Canton, Cherokee Co., Georgia; Tuesday, October 26, 2004

    Opelika-Auburn News
    Tuesday, October 26, 2004

    Lynn "Ralph" Latimer

    Mr. Lynn "Ralph" Latimer died Friday, October 15, 2004 in Canton, GA.

    Memorial services will be held Friday, October 29, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Curtis and son Funeral Home North Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Reverend Todd Henderson will be officiating.

    Mr. Latimer was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sylacauga and of the Kiwanas Club. He worked for Avondale Mills and lived in the Sylacauga area for some thirty years.

    He is survived by two daughters, Lynn L. Veal of Canton, GA, Celia Latimer of Birmingham; three grandchildren, Todd Veal, Lynn Walker and Jamie Bratton; one great-grandchild, Michael Moyer; two sisters, Pauline Holstun of Rome, GA, and Ann White of AZ.

    Curtis and son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the services.3
  • Research Note*: 14 November 2009; From: Lynn
    Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2009 7:34 PM
    To: Lew Griffin
    Subject: Re: old Latimer pictures

    Lew,
    ...On the baby picture of Jack in the stroller (whatever it was called) Dad labeled the pictures, I didn't.Daddy's handwriting was always very fancy.
     He always had verygood bred hunting dogs and horses. Also, his father never drove their car. He always got Dad to drive where ever he wanted to go for a meeting. Dad always told me about how Jerome got education (teachers to teach Blacks) in New Site. Daddy use to laugh about how he never had a bike, but drove a car before he was even close to 16.
    ....
     Lynn1

Family: Omie Louise Wallis b. 6 Sep 1921, d. May 2002

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  2. [S1940] 1940, , Year: 1940; Census Place: Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: T627_83; Page: 81A; Enumeration District: 62-2.

    Name:     Ralph Latimer
    Age:     19
    Estimated birth year:     abt 1921
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Birthplace:     Alabama
    Marital Status:     Single
    Home in 1940:     Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Alabama
    Inferred Residence in 1935:     New Site, Tallapoosa, Alabama
    Residence in 1935:     New Site, Tallapoosa, Alabama
    Resident on farm in 1935:     Yes
    Sheet Number:     81A
    Occupation:     Hotel Clerk
    Attended School or College:     No
    Highest Grade Completed:     High School, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:     96
    Weeks Worked in 1939:     51
    Income:     700
    Income Other Sources:     No

    Household Members:     
    Name     Age
    Ralph Latimer     19.
  3. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID
    114947134.

Annie Ruth Latimer

F, b. 12 August 1923, d. 16 April 2006
  • Last Edited: 1 Apr 2019
  • Name Variation: Ann Ruth Latimer; In her adult years Ann dropped the "Annie" in favor of just "Ann."
  • (Child) Birth*: 12 August 1923; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Daughter) Photographed: circa 1926; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; In back is Jackson Latimer. In front of him is Pauline, Nannie Texonia, and Wynema Latimer. In the very front is Annie Ruth and Mildred Walene Latimer.; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    The Latimers
  • Photographed: circa 1934; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
    Annie Ruth Latimer
  • Photographed: circa 1939; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
    Ann's first "permanent"
  • Photographed*: circa 19411
    Annie Ruth Latimer
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 20 September 1941; Los Angeles Co., California; Groom=Daniel Shubert Lovell
  • Married Name: 20 September 1941; Lovell
  • (Daughter) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson2
    Latimer family
  • (Sister) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jessie, Annie Ruth, Wynema, Vertis, Mildred, and Leila. Only Pauline is missing.; Principal=Leila Marie Latimer2
    Latimer daughters
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 14 May 1972; Carson City, Nevada; Groom=Robert White
  • Married Name: 14 May 1972; White
  • (Deceased) Death*: 16 April 2006; Ann White, 82, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Fellowship Towers in Phoenix, AZ. She was born Annie Ruth Latimer on August 12, 1923 on the family farm near New Site, Tallapoosa Co., AL. Her parents were Jerome Brady and Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Latimer. Ann was the youngest of twelve children and had fond memories of growing up on the family farm. She was eleven years old when her father died.
    Ann met her future husband, Daniel Shubert “Dan” Lovell, when she was a junior in high school in Pell City, AL where she had been sent to live with her sister, Wynema, when their mother was hospitalized with tuberculosis. Dan was working in a theater. Ann and Dan kept in touch when Ann moved back to New Site the following year and, when she graduated, they got married.
    Dan’s sister Sue was living in California, and helped Dan get a job there with Lockheed, so Dan and Ann moved to southern California in 1940 and they settled down to raise a family there. Dannye Sue was born in 1942, and Michael Jerome, in 1943.
    When Dan left the family to serve as a soldier in WW II, Annie Ruth and her two babies moved back to Tallapoosa County, AL, to stay with Annie’s mother in New Site.
    After a stay in Leeds, Alabama, near her sister Mildred (Latimer) Griffin and family, Ann and Dan moved back to California in the mid-1950’s, and settled in the San Fernando Valley.
    Ann was an excellent seamstress and her interest in children's clothing led her into sales, and she worked for a number of stores selling children's clothing and as a children’s clothing department manager, both in southern and northern California.
    Ann later married Robert “Bob” White and they moved to Phoenix, AZ, after a year or so in Denver. Bob was injured as a pedestrian, in an auto accident, and never fully recovered.
    She continued to work in the children’s clothing field after moving to Phoenix.
    At some point after Bob died (on May 20, 1981), Ann moved to Fellowship Towers.
    After her retirement she was a volunteer for several years at the Good Samaritan Hospital Gift Shop in Phoenix.
    Ann is survived by her daughter, Dannye Sue (Lovell) Mason (Mrs. Robert C. Mason) of Poway, CA; sons, Michael J. Lovell of Double Oak, TX and Larry D. Lovell of Templeton, CA; sister, Pauline (Latimer) Holstun of Rome, GA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and her special friend, Marcella J. Cole of Marietta, Ohio.3
  • Biography*: 17 April 2006; Annie Ruth (or Ann in later years) was the youngest child, and as is often the case she got special attention from the rest of the family. She has fond memories of life on the farm as a child. When she was eleven years old her father died. She spent her Junior year in high school living with her sister Wynema, in Pell City, AL, as her mother was seriously ill and in the hospital that year with tuberculosis. It was there that she met Dan Lovell, and the two soon fell in love. Ann moved back to New Site the following year and finished high school there, but she and Dan kept in touch, and were married after she graduated. Dan's sister, Sue, lived in California, and she helped Dan find a job there with Lockeed, so Dan and Ann soon moved to California. Dan spent the rest of his career with Lockeed. Ann was an excellent seemstress, and made all of Dannye Sue's clothing until she was ten or eleven years old. She also made clothes for her neice Bonnie Griffin. Ann's interest in children's clothing led her into sales, and she worked in a number of stores selling children's clothing over the years.

Family 1: Daniel Shubert Lovell b. 7 Sep 1918, d. 9 Feb 2004

Family 2: Robert White b. 24 May 1918, d. May 1981

Citations

  1. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
  2. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  3. [S47] Lewis W. Griffin Jr., e-mail address.
    Ann died sometime after 7 PM Saturday night, April 15th, when I spoke with her on the phone, and 8 AM Sunday morning, April 16th, when she would have been up and about. She was found deceased in her bed Monday afternoon. Her unanswered phone messages from Sunday indicate she died before getting up on Sunday morning. Her death certificate reads "Ann Ruth White" and not "Annie Ruth White," and lists her date of death as Monday April 17th, the date she was found. Her obit was distributed among family members but was not published.

Clyde Wilson Harkins

M, b. 14 July 1900, d. 5 June 1963
  • Last Edited: 6 Aug 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: 14 July 1900; Clarksville, Habersham Co., Georgia1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: circa 1925; Bride=Hazel M. Holland
  • Photographed: say 1930
    Clyde Wilson Harkins
  • (head of family) 1930 Census*: 1 April 1930; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 31 May 1932; Bride=Leila Marie Latimer
  • Photographed*: say 1946
    Clyde Wilson Harkins
  • (Groom) Marriage*: say 1953; Bride=Mary Helen Cain3
  • (Deceased) Death*: 5 June 1963; Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee1
  • (Interred) Burial*: say 7 June 1963; Edgewood Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co., Tennessee
  • Biography*: From Shirley Harkins:

    My father was an electrician and had some engineering training at Georgia Tech. At the time of his death he worked as an International Representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was born in North Georgia near Clarkesville. His father was a blacksmith and died when my father was 9 from injuries from a horse he was shoeing. Daddy spent most of his adult life working in Alabama for Alabama Power and TVA.

    From Carol (Harkins) Nichols:

    Clyde, along with his brother-in-law Felix Wood, went to work for Alabama Power Co probably in 1928. Clyde was what they called a Power House Operator. He worked in the control room of Martin Dam, a large hydro-electric dam that was fairly new at that time. The employees lived in a little company village in homes that were company built and rented to employees.

    We lived at Martin Dam until about 1940 or 41, when Daddy took a job with Tennessee Vally Authority, TVA, a government agency that built dams and steamplants across TN and into north AL on the TN River. This was a major part of the rural electrafication move in the South. We lived briefly in Centerville, TN, Columbia, TN and then quickly on to Florence, AL, where we stayed until Daddy took his position with IBEW Union with offices in Chattanooga--not sure of that date but late 40's . From there he traveled all over the TVA system as the Union Representative to the examinations by which men were promoted. Since Daddy was a big talker and never met a stranger (a true Irishman, not only in his looks), I think he enjoyed this period in his life a great deal.



Family 1: Hazel M. Holland b. 7 Jan 1906, d. 20 Mar 1931

Family 2: Leila Marie Latimer b. 22 Oct 1903, d. 16 Jun 1981

Family 3: Mary Helen Cain b. 16 Nov 1918, d. 10 Nov 2012

Citations

  1. [S339] Nancy O'Neill e-mail, e-mail address, June 2007,.
  2. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census, , Eufaula, Tallapoosa, Alabama; Roll: 50; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 16.
  3. [S337] Shirley Harkins e-mail, e-mail address, May 2007,.

Frances Elizabeth Thomas

F, b. 16 June 1911, d. 16 July 2003
  • Last Edited: 25 Nov 2004
  • (Child) Birth*: 16 June 1911; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 11 December 1930; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=Roy Marcus Latimer
  • Married Name: 11 December 1930; Latimer
  • (daughter-in-law) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    Latimer family
  • (Deceased) Death*: 16 July 2003; Dothan, Houston Co., Alabama;      Graveside service for Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Latimer, age 92, of Alexander City, will be Saturday, July 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alexander City Cemetery. Officiating the service will be the Rev. Dr. Michael Morgan. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, 2003 from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

    Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Latimer was born June 16, 1911 and died on July 16, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chalmers Whatley Thomas and Annis Cosper Thomas and by her husband, Roy Marcus Latimer. She was a homemaker and a member of The First United Methodist Church of Alexander City where she served in various offices including president of the Women's Missionary Society.

    She is survived by her children, Lamar (Nancy) Latimer of Birmingham, Thomas (Laura) Latimer of Collierville, TN and Frances (James) Sawyer of Dothan. Her grandchildren are Beth Ahrenhold and Laura Mills of Atlanta, Allison (William) Pugh of Keller, TX, Susan (Frank) Lawlor of Fort Worth, TX, Leslie Dubuisson of Vancleave, MS, Tom Latimer, Jr (Michelle) of Birmingham, Jason Sawyer of Birmingham, Marc Sawyer of Atlanta and Suzanne Sawyer of Dothan.

    Mrs. Latimer is also survived by eleven great grandchildren: Hunter and Anderson Ahrenhold; Caroline Mills; Katherine and Lindsey Pugh; Sullivan Lawlor; Nicholas, Kelsey and Ceci Dubuisson and Davis and Thomas Latimer III.

    Memorials are invited to The First United Methodist Church, 310 Green Street, Alexander City, AL 35010 or Children's Harbor, 1 Our Children's Highway, Children's Harbor, AL 35010.2

Family: Roy Marcus Latimer b. 6 Jan 1905, d. 10 Jul 1977

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  2. [S2] Social Security Death Records,.

John Frank Tate

M, b. 12 July 1900, d. 19 February 1973
  • Last Edited: 10 Dec 2017
  • Biography*: From Lynn Tate:

    Dad never attended college. He worked as manager of the Home Ice Company from before I was born in 1928 until about 1947

    The Home Ice Co. was owned by a company in B'ham.,Al. Dad was manager there when I was born. In the early years, the ice was produced in 300 plus lbs. blocks. (the weight over the 300 was for scrap during cutting. All accounting was in 300lbs. The ice was delivered on horse-drawn wagons which held six blocks (I think). The ice was delivered to residences as well as businesses including the dye house at Russell, hospital, etc. Later, the Co. purchased trucks.

    Dad retired in 1948 when I was married and I took the job.

    That's when Mom and Dad opened the Alex. City Floral. In fact, I made the drawings for the shop in 1947.

    I only worked a year as manager before attending The Univ. of AL. I worked in the summers cutting and selling ice off the platform during my early years (12-15). As far as competition from electric refrigerators, I don't remember much, because during the early 40's we would outsell our capacity, resulting in 100 block loads being trucked in from Sylacauga or B'ham.

    From Lynn:

    In 1946 (sic) he and Mother opened the Alexander City Floral Co., which they operated until Dad's death in '73. Mother continued in business until '78, when she closed the shop. Dad was active in the Masonic Lodge for many years, as well as the Lions Club and several other civic organizations. Mother belonged to the Eastern Star, a missionary group, church groups, and I believe bridge group.; Principal=Mary Vertis Latimer
  • (Child) Birth*: 12 July 1900; son of Thomas Overton Tate and Minnie Levi
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 24 November 1925; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Bride=Mary Vertis Latimer
    Frank & Vertis (Latimer) Tate
  • (Deceased) Death*: 19 February 1973; Alexander City, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama

Family: Mary Vertis Latimer b. 28 Mar 1907, d. 28 Oct 1993

Wylie Paul Waller

M, b. 8 November 1908, d. 29 January 1974
  • Last Edited: 15 Nov 2008

Family: Wynema Latimer b. 3 Jan 1909, d. 22 Mar 1989

Bernie Emma Veazey

F, b. 22 October 1915, d. 17 March 2007
  • Last Edited: 17 Mar 2007

Family: Jerome Brady Latimer Jr. b. 28 Dec 1910, d. 21 Apr 1979

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

John Tucker Holstun

M, b. 21 May 1892, d. 21 November 1985
  • Last Edited: 18 Feb 2019
  • (Child) Birth*: 21 May 1892; Camp Hill, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • War*: between 1917 and 1918; WW I
  • Marriage*: circa 1923; Principal=Eva Belle Britt
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 22 October 1937; Bride=Nannie Pauline Latimer
  • (Deceased) Death*: 21 November 1985; Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia
  • Obituary*: 22 November 1985; John Tucker Holstun Sr., 93, died Thursday afternoon at a Rome health-care center.

    Mr. Holstun was a native of Camp Hill, Ala., born May 21, 1892, son of William Thomas Holstun and Lydia Jane Trimble Holstun. He was a resident of Rome for the past eight years.

    He was graduated from Auburn University and was a lifetime educator and a farmer. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the Navy on board the USS St. Francis, the USS Ward and the USS Alabama.

    Survivors include his wife, the former Pauline Latimer, to whom he was married Oct. 22, 1937; a daughter, Ms. Lydia Jane Riewald, Rome; a son, Lane Alan Holstun Sr., Greenville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    The body will be cremated and private services will be held at Camp Hill, Ala.

Family 1: Eva Belle Britt b. 3 Sep 1900, d. 16 Aug 1936

Family 2: Nannie Pauline Latimer b. 16 Jul 1912, d. 2 May 2006

Burton Jeanette Tucker

F, b. 5 October 1918, d. 7 July 2005
  • Last Edited: 4 Jun 2018
  • (Child) Birth*: 5 October 1918
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 15 January 1949; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Groom=Jackson Latimer
  • Married Name: 15 January 1949; Latimer
  • Death*: 7 July 2005; Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee; Past Worthy Matron Of Easter Star, Wesley Memorial Charter Member
    posted July 7, 2005


    Mrs. Burton Tucker Latimer
    Mrs. Burton Tucker Latimer, 86, of Chattanooga, died Thursday, June 7, 2005 in a local hospital.

    She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was a past Worthy Matron of Mission Ridge Chapter #310 OES, and served as a Past Grand Officer.

    She was a charter member of Wesley Memorial Church and currently a member of Tyner United Methodist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Latimer, and two sisters, Nell Howard and Gladys Webb.

    She is survived by a son, Jack (Marian Oehmig) Latimer, Lookout Mountain; a daughter, Teresa (Larry) Underwood, Dalton, Ga.; a sister, Nova Ree Tucker, Gadsden, Ala.; four grandchildren, Stephen and Daniel Underwood, Dalton, and Meg (Clay) Patton, Lookout Mountain, and Ray W. (Nini) Griffin, Signal Mountain, and three great-grandchildren, Will, Mac and Jack Payne Patton, and several nieces and nephews.

    Condolences may be sent at www.heritagefh.com.

    Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Billy Jacks officiating.

    Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tyner United Methodist Church, or Hospice of Chattanooga.

    The family will receive friends Friday from 4–7 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, E. Brainerd Road.
    Burt (Tucker) Latimer

Family: Jackson Latimer b. 27 Mar 1914, d. 20 Jun 1992

James Eugene Mcintosh

M, b. 23 July 1914, d. 27 March 1971
  • Last Edited: 10 Dec 2017
  • Biography*: James was born with a bad heart. He was what they called a "blue baby." He was never healthy as a child and at age eleven he complicated things even more by falling from the loft of a barn. This "knocked his heart out of place." He was a complete invalid for a year and they did not expect him to live. He lived his entire life with this condition and never let it hinder him. He made annual visits to heart specialists in Birmingham and on each visit they told him he would not survive for the next year's visit. He continued to amaze them all. The year before his death, open heart surgery was just emerging on the scene. His doctors for the first time felt they might be able to correct his condition. He was very fearful of becoming dependent on someone and was also concerned about a slowing of his mental process (caused by decreased blood circulation to the brain) and reluctantly decided to have the surgery. Unfortunately it seems, it was too early in their progress with such procedures. He lasted about a year unable to do much but for the first time in his life he enjoyed a skin color that was not beet red. He was a hard worker, more determined to succeed than most. He worked at many things, all automobile related. He sold cars his entire life and just after WWII owned a Hudson Dealership in Dadeville, until they stopped making Hudsons. He also owned a taxi service (the taxi service) in Dadeville and even drove a taxi as a young man. He also owned a Gulf service station for many years. Because of the taxi and the service station, his was a lucky family during WWII as they always had plenty of gasoline for trips when everyone else was severely rationed. He continued to sell cars until his operation, but not with his earlier success due to his declining health. He was well-liked by everyone, and admired by most for his accomplishments and his concern and caring for other people.
  • (Child) Birth*: 23 July 1914; son of James Curtis McIntosh and Adra Mae West
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 11 January 1936; Bride=Jessie May Latimer
  • (son-in-law) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    Latimer family
  • (Deceased) Death*: 27 March 1971; Opelika, Lee Co., Alabama

Family: Jessie May Latimer b. 13 Jul 1916, d. 27 Nov 1989

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Omie Louise Wallis

F, b. 6 September 1921, d. May 2002
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2018
  • Name-Comm: Louise Wallis
  • (Child) Birth*: 6 September 1921
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 9 August 1940; Groom=Lynn Ralph Latimer
  • Married Name: 9 August 1940; Latimer
  • (daughter-in-law) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    Latimer family
  • (daughter-in-law) Photographed: say 1951; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Louise (Wallis) Latimer, Lynn Latimer, and Nannie Texonia Latimer; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    Louise, Lynn, & Nannie
  • (Deceased) Death*: May 2002; Auburn, Lee Co., Alabama2

Family: Lynn Ralph Latimer b. 14 Jun 1919, d. 15 Oct 2004

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.
  2. [S3] FindAGrave.com, .
    Memorial ID
    9194269.

Daniel Shubert Lovell

M, b. 7 September 1918, d. 9 February 2004
  • Last Edited: 17 Nov 2009
  • (Child) Birth*: 7 September 1918
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 20 September 1941; Los Angeles Co., California; Bride=Annie Ruth Latimer
  • (son-in-law) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson1
    Latimer family
  • Death*: 9 February 2004; Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee
  • Biography*: Dan worked for Lockeed's Burbank plant prior to joining the Army in 1944. He served under General Patton in the Army.

Family: Annie Ruth Latimer b. 12 Aug 1923, d. 16 Apr 2006

Citations

  1. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Robert White

M, b. 24 May 1918, d. May 1981
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2000

Family: Annie Ruth Latimer b. 12 Aug 1923, d. 16 Apr 2006

Walker Allen Dunson

M, b. 18 August 1876, d. 30 August 1899
  • Last Edited: 6 Oct 2009

Family: Nannie Texonia Jackson b. 3 Feb 1881, d. 15 Sep 1967

Citations

  1. [S152] Mary Elizabeth (Matthews) Snyder e-mail, e-mail address, 1995 - 2009,.

Walker Lee Dunson1

M, b. 4 December 1899, d. 18 June 1974
  • Last Edited: 19 Dec 2012
  • (Child) Birth*: 4 December 1899; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama
  • (Grandson) Photographed: circa 1902; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Nancy Caroline & Lee Roy Jackson; Walker Lee Dunson, Nannie Texonia (Jackson) Dunson; Principal=Lee Roy Jackson2
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902
    Lee Roy Jackson home & residents 1902 (original)
  • Photographed*: 14 February 1915; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; from Valentine card to future wife Margaret1
    Walker Lee Dunson
  • Photographed: 1918; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; In the background is the kitchen at the old Latimer/Jackson home place.1
    Walker Lee Dunson
  • (Husband) Photographed*: 1918; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; in the background is the old Latimer/Jackson home place; Wife=Margaret Elizabeth Brown1
    Walker Lee & Margaret Dunson
  • (Groom) Marriage*: 12 July 1918; Mallard Creek Manse, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina; Bride=Margaret Elizabeth Brown1
    Walker Lee Dunson & Margaret Elizabeth (Brown) Dunson
  • (Son) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson3
    Latimer family
  • Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Left to right: Jack Latimer, Walker Lee Dunson, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Ralph Latimer; Brother=Roy Marcus Latimer, Brother=Jerome Brady Latimer Jr., Brother=Jackson Latimer, Brother=Lynn Ralph Latimer3
    Walker Dunson with Latimer brothers
  • Photographed: circa 1968; Flagler Co., Florida; Principal=Margaret Elizabeth Brown1
    Walker Lee Dunson & wife Margaret
  • (Deceased) Death*: 18 June 1974; St. John's Park, Flagler Co., Florida
  • (Interred) Burial*: Espanola Cemetery, Bunnell, Flagler Co., Florida
  • Biography*: Walker was a member of Alabama Boy's Corn Club in Tallapoosa Co., Alabama. He won certificates of honor and merit from the Secretary of State twice. In 1912 he produced 172 bushels on an acre of land at 15 cents a bushel for a profit of $146 and in 1915 he produced 232.7 bushels on one acre of land. His picture appeared in the Tallapoosa Co. Agriculture Magazine along with an article outlining his farming techniques and accomplishments. Walker was elected to the Flagler County School Board 1947, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1959, 1961 in Flagler Co., Florida. He served as Chairman in 1950 and 1956. He was employed Flagler County Sheriff's Department in , Flagler Co., Florida. He was a guard for the prisoners on the "chain gangs". He also worked as a game warden with the State of Florida in Flagler County.

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Family: Margaret Elizabeth Brown b. 15 Aug 1898, d. 24 Nov 1973

Citations

  1. [S152] Mary Elizabeth (Matthews) Snyder e-mail, e-mail address, 1995 - 2009,.
  2. [S315] Leila (Latimer) Harkins, Lew Griffin.
  3. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.

Margaret Elizabeth Brown

F, b. 15 August 1898, d. 24 November 1973
  • Last Edited: 30 Sep 2009
  • SSN*: 267-41-9834
  • (Child) Birth*: 15 August 1898; Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina
  • (Wife) Photographed*: 1918; Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; in the background is the old Latimer/Jackson home place; Husband=Walker Lee Dunson1
    Walker Lee & Margaret Dunson
  • (Bride) Marriage*: 12 July 1918; Mallard Creek Manse, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina; Groom=Walker Lee Dunson1
    Walker Lee Dunson & Margaret Elizabeth (Brown) Dunson
  • Married Name: 12 July 1918; Dunson
  • (daughter-in-law) Photographed: 25 July 1948; New Site, Tallapoosa Co., Alabama; Standing left to right: Louise Latimer, Annie Ruth Lovell, Mildred Griffin, Jessie McIntosh, Bernie Latimer, Elizabeth Latimer, Margaret Brown, Nannie Latimer;
    kneeling left to right: Ralph Latimer, Dan Lovell with daughter Dannye Sue Lovell, Lewis Griffin with daughter Bonnie Griffin, James McIntosh, J. B. Latimer, Roy Latimer, Walker Dunson; Principal=Nannie Texonia Jackson2
    Latimer family
  • Photographed: circa 1968; Flagler Co., Florida; Principal=Walker Lee Dunson1
    Walker Lee Dunson & wife Margaret
  • (Deceased) Death*: 24 November 1973; St. John's Park, Flagler Co., Florida
  • (Interred) Burial*: Espanola Cemetery, Bunnell, Flagler Co., Florida
  • Biography*: The following was written by Mary E. Dunson Snyder, Margaret's eldest granddaughter:
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    As a girl, Margaret received first place in the North Carolina CAnning Club in 1915, making a trip to Washington, D. C. to receive her award, where she was given a tour of the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Plant Industry , and visited Joseph Daniels, Secretary of the Navy.
    .
    Margaret was very artistic. She had many hobbies, quilting, canning, family histories, and making pictures from all kinds of materials.
    .
    When making pictures, she would use bark from trees, flowers, buttons, cotton, sand, etc. She made a picture from the shell of an armadillo, that she boiled to remove all the meat. When it was clean, she put the small pieces of the shell together to form the head of Christ. There were two natural black spots on two pieces of shell that she used as the eyes. This hung on the wall in the living room and no matter where you went, the eyes of Christ would follow you.
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    She also made two large pictures of Christ on a mountain. These were made from sand from all over the United States. They were placed in large guilded gold colored frames. As you are aware, sand is different collors in different regions of the United States. She would have people send her a baby food jar of sand and mark on the jar who sent it, date, and from what state the sand was sent. She had rows upon rows of sand of all colors on shelves on the porch. One of these pictures was kept in her home and the other one was given to her son, William Dunson. The one that was at the home place was destroyed, due to weather conditions upon storing. The other still hangs in the home of Bill's wife, Mary.
    .
    I have a picture of a German Shepard dog that was made of sand. It is 4 by 6, and is one of my most prized possessions.
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    Margaret made a map of the United States from scraps of material, and sewed a button from each state on the quilted state.
    .
    Lamps were made from cyprus knees, which were also used as wall decorations. Butterflies that were injured were placed in the freezer until enough were collected, beautifully arranged and framed. Simple pieces of bark from trees were made into beautiful pictures.
    .
    No piece of material was ever wasted. Quilts of all designs were always being made and given to family members for births, marriages, Christmas, etc. These quilts are still valued by members of the family. She won several Blue Ribbons for her quilts at the County Fairs.
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    Margaret kept journals for each year, noting in these journals daily activities, planting, births, deaths, marriages, number of quilts started or completed, weather, etc.
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Family: Walker Lee Dunson b. 4 Dec 1899, d. 18 Jun 1974

Citations

  1. [S152] Mary Elizabeth (Matthews) Snyder e-mail, e-mail address, 1995 - 2009,.
  2. [S414] Lynn (Latimer) Pahl e-mail e-mail, 2009 - 2014,.