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Edward Finley White

Male - 1906


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edward Finley White (son of Alfred Franklin White and Mary Jane Freeman); died on 17 Dec 1906 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Died "of a hemmorhage after fall from a pony given to him by his grandfather Jasper Newton White." [Jeannette (White) Hayden]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alfred Franklin White was born on 14 Apr 1880 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky (son of Jasper Newton "Newt" White and Rutha Parker); died on 6 Sep 1952 in Dayhoit, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Apr 1880, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Kentucky death records give his birthdate as 22 Apr; his tombstone says 14 Apr.

    Records from Joan Van Syckle list his burial place as "Detheridge Cemetery", but note this, from Jeanette Hayden: "This informal hillside cemetery is listed as Detherage Cemetery, Knox County, near Kayjay, Kentucky. The road it is on is listed on Google as Deatheridge Cemetery Rd."

    Alfred married Mary Jane Freeman on 4 Jan 1899 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. Mary (daughter of John Freeman and Teresa "Tacy" Allen) was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary Jane Freeman was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky (daughter of John Freeman and Teresa "Tacy" Allen); died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Some researchers say she was born in Elk Valley, Tennessee. The record of her marriage says she was born in Whitley County, Kentucky. She was a nurse.

    Notes:

    A family story has it that they eloped and married in Tennessee, where the age to marry without parental consent was (allegedly) lower. But the actual record of their marriage shows this to be untrue. They were married by the Rev. Henry Patrick in Williamsburg, Whitley County, Kentucky, on 4 Jan 1899. The record includes two laid-in notes handwritten on small pieces of ruled paper. One reads "Jan the 4. 1899. We have no objection to Alfred White and Mary Freeman a mering [sic]. John Freeman, Stase Freeman". The other is substantially illegible, but it's clearly signed "J. N. White".

    Children:
    1. 1. Edward Finley White died on 17 Dec 1906 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    2. Sarah N. White was born on 8 Oct 1899 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 8 Jul 1988 in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio.
    3. Ernest White was born about 1902 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 26 Jun 1902 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    4. Everett Luke White was born on 15 Mar 1905 in Goldbug, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 5 Dec 1967 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Michigan.
    5. Jerome "Jerry" White was born on 28 Oct 1907; died on 3 Feb 1934; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.
    6. Jesse White was born in Apr 1910 in Kentucky; died on 1 Apr 1916 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    7. Bessie Elizabeth White was born in Apr 1910 in Kentucky; died on 9 Mar 1936 in Redbud, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bud Hill Cemetery, Redbud, Harlan, Kentucky.
    8. Ruth White was born on 21 Nov 1912 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 29 Oct 2000; was buried in Briarfield Cemetery, Orlando, Rockcastle, Kentucky.
    9. Robert Lawrence White was born on 5 Mar 1915 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 11 Apr 1965 in Warren County, Kentucky; was buried in Briarfield Cemetery, Orlando, Rockcastle, Kentucky.
    10. Mary Edna "Ted" White was born on 15 Apr 1917 in Harlan County, Kentucky; died on 16 Dec 2007 in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky; was buried in Sergent Cemetery, Harlan County, Kentucky.
    11. Myra Jean White was born on 1 Oct 1919 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 8 Apr 1994 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky; was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Keith, Harlan, Kentucky.
    12. Mary White was born on 22 Oct 1932.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jasper Newton "Newt" White was born in Jun 1848 in Whitley County, Kentucky (son of Nicholas White and Nancy Anne Sumner); died in 1909 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Jun 1848, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com says that sometime soon after 1870, "my gr-grandfather John [Freeman] went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley." Of interest since both John Freeman and Jasper Newton White are among PNH's direct ancestors as well (great-great grandfathers, in his case).

    Relationships between Jasper Newton White and John Freeman:

    GG-grandfather Jasper Newton White (1848-1909):
    * employed GG-grandfather John Freeman (1850-1931) as manager of his lumber mill
    * married, as his third wife, Mary Ann Freeman (1855-1928), sister of John Freeman
    * Jasper Newton White's son by his second wife, G-grandfather Alfred Franklin White (1880-1952), married John Freeman's daughter, G-grandmother Mary Jane Freeman (1880-1932)

    Jasper married Rutha Parker on 29 Jan 1880 in Scott, Tennessee. Rutha (daughter of William Henderson Parker and Sarah "Sally" Patrick) was born on 19 Dec 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died about 1895 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Rutha Parker was born on 19 Dec 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky (daughter of William Henderson Parker and Sarah "Sally" Patrick); died about 1895 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Identical twin of Sarah Parker.

    "Rutha died young, about 1895, or possibly earlier, whereupon her identical twin, Sarah, came to stay with the children for a while. Nancy Jonckheere says that the children were very distraught when Sarah left, because it was like losing their mother again." [Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment]

    Children:
    1. 2. Alfred Franklin White was born on 14 Apr 1880 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 6 Sep 1952 in Dayhoit, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.

  3. 6.  John FreemanJohn Freeman was born on 6 Jun 1850 in Kentucky (son of Joel Terrill Freeman and Mary Sego); died on 18 Jan 1931 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 May 1841
    • Alternate death: 18 Jan 1928

    Notes:

    The birth and death dates of 18 May 1841 and 18 Jan 1931 are on his tombstone at Wofford, but this stone was erected well after his death; it was the opinion of both Joan Van Syckle and Nancy Jonckheere that both of these dates are wrong. Nonetheless, notwithstanding the sources that have him dying in 1928, he was recorded as alive and living with his family in the 1930 census, so we're going with the presumption that the death date on his tombstone is more correct than not.

    (We also have a 1984 letter from Nancy Jonckheere to Jeannette Hayden claiming that John Freeman's actual birth year was 1857, but we think she revised her opinion since then.)

    Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com, says that sometime soon after 1870, "my gr-grandfather John went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley." Of interest since both John Freeman and Jasper Newton White are among PNH's direct ancestors as well (great-great grandfathers, in his case).

    Relationships between John Freeman and Jasper Newton White:

    GG-grandfather John Freeman (1850-1931)
    * managed a lumber mill for GG grandfather Jasper Newton White (1848-1909)
    * Jasper Newton White married, as his third wife, Mary Ann Freeman (1855-1928), sister of John Freeman
    * John Freeman's daughter, G-grandmother Mary Jane Freeman (1880-1932) married Jasper Newton White's son by his second wife, G-grandfather Alfred Franklin White (1880-1952)

    It's also notable that John Freeman's brother William Freeman married Rachel Allen, sister of John Freeman's wife Teresa Allen. Libby Freeman Speith says that John Freeman met Teresa because he moved to Elk Valley to work for Jasper Newton White, which is entirely plausible since Teresa was born there, or in Campbell County at any rate. Possibly William Freeman also worked for Jasper Newton White, or just as possibly, he met his wife Rachel Allen through his brother's marriage to her sister Teresa Allen.

    John married Teresa "Tacy" Allen in 1876 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Teresa (daughter of John Allen and Nancy Barnes) was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee; died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Teresa "Tacy" AllenTeresa "Tacy" Allen was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee (daughter of John Allen and Nancy Barnes); died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1858
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1860, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1862, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Widely said to have been born in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee. She was almost certainly born in Campbell County, as both the 1850 and 1860 Federal censuses show that as her parents' residence.

    Her tombstone dates, transcribed by Joan Van Syckle, are 3 Jan 1857 and 15 Feb 1934. Her stone gives her name as "Tishia" Freeman. Some descendants report that she was also called "Tisha."

    According to a family group record prepared by Joan Van Syckle, "Teresa's date of birth according to [the] 1900 census is Aug 1863." The same FGR gives Teresa's parents as "Joseph Allen (? 1/1/1838 - 5/24/1910)" and "Patricia Barnes". But Teresa Allen's sister Rachel's death certificate on ancestry.com shows her parents as John Allen and Nancy Barnes, both born in Tennessee.

    Posted by user "Dolores1630" to ancestry.com:

    Teresa was variously known as, Tasia, Tacia, and Tacey on census records. My father, Teresa's grandson, told me in the late 1970s that he remembered his grandmother being called "Tasia" or "Stasia" and wondered if this was a nickname for "Anastasia" which is my oldest daughter's name. From her death records and her tombstone it appears her given name was Teresa.

    My father also remembered that Teresa was known for her herbal remedies and was always growing and preparing herbs. She would always quote from the Old Testament and loved to quote the verses about the revenge and punishment of God. "Hellfire and brimstone" verses he called them. He said he was none too pleased with this as a child as it frightened him a bit.

    Children:
    1. Martha Freeman was born in Apr 1879 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in May 1955 in New Richmond, Ohio.
    2. 3. Mary Jane Freeman was born on 27 Feb 1880 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1932 in Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky; was buried in Detherage Cemetery, Knox, Kentucky.
    3. Joseph Freeman was born on 2 Mar 1882 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 15 Jun 1967.
    4. Edward Freeman was born in 1883; died in 1884.
    5. Luther S. "Luke" Freeman was born on 1 Dec 1884 in Kentucky; died on 25 Feb 1971 in Emlyn, Whitley, Kentucky.
    6. Benjamin Harrison Freeman was born on 22 May 1887 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 22 Sep 1959 in Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky; was buried on 25 Sep 1959 in Mexico Cemetery, Kitts, Harlan, Kentucky.
    7. Fannie Freeman was born about 1890 in Kentucky.
    8. Edward McKinley Freeman was born about 1893 in Kentucky; died on 10 Jul 1979; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    9. McKinley Freeman was born on 8 May 1894; died on 8 Jan 1970 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    10. Artie Freeman was born about 1897 in Kentucky.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Nicholas White was born on 15 May 1802 in Kentucky (son of John White and Mary Shelton); died on 29 Jun 1876 in Redbird, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 May 1802, Knox County, Kentucky
    • Alternate birth: 15 May 1802, Bertie, North Carolina
    • Alternate birth: 15 May 1802, Whitley County, Kentucky

    Notes:

    Served as juror. 8 Jul 1826. (Whitley Circuit Court Order Book A-B-C, p.308.)

    Paid $24 for killing four wolves, 27 May 1844. (Whitley Circuit Court Order Book G-H, p. 139.)

    There are birth and death dates given on his tombstone, but the stone is a relatively recent one.

    Nicholas married Nancy Anne Sumner on 13 Oct 1825 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Nancy (daughter of James Sumner and Mourning Blanshard) was born in Jun 1804 in Grayson County, Virginia; died in Jul 1876 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Nancy Anne Sumner was born in Jun 1804 in Grayson County, Virginia (daughter of James Sumner and Mourning Blanshard); died in Jul 1876 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    Nancy Jonckheere says here that they were married 24 Oct 1825.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Cornelius, Early Marriages, p.61. Tri-County Knox-Laurel-Whitley Early Marriages.

    Children:
    1. Holden Wade White was born on 3 May 1826 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 22 Oct 1872 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Naomi Nancy Oma White was born on 25 Jul 1827 in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky; died on 16 Feb 1907 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. John White was born on 4 Mar 1830 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 28 Aug 1896 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    4. Mark White was born on 27 Nov 1832 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; died on 30 Jun 1893 in Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    5. Melvina Nancy White was born on 9 Aug 1835 in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky; died on 18 Nov 1898 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Concord Cemetery, Whitley, Kentucky.
    6. Dempsey C White was born in 1839 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    7. Nicholas White was born about 1840 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    8. Lucinda White was born about 1842 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    9. James Ervin White was born on 4 Jul 1843 in Whitley City, McCreary, Kentucky; died on 9 Dec 1927 in Goldbug, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Ryan Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    10. 4. Jasper Newton "Newt" White was born in Jun 1848 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1909 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

  3. 10.  William Henderson Parker was born on 8 Apr 1824 in Claiborne, Tennessee (son of Sampson "Samuel" Parker and Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Davis); died on 11 Mar 1898 in Wister, Leflore, Choctaw Nation (Oklahoma); was buried in Wister City Cemetery, Wister, Leflore, Oklahoma.

    Notes:

    His second wife Nancy White is a fifth cousin five times removed to TNH, both of them being descended from early New England settlers Richard Sperry (1606-1698) and his wife Dennis (d. 1707).

    *****

    Born on 8 Apr 1824 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, Henderson came with his family to Whitley County, Kentucky, as a boy. On 3 Oct 1844, when he was 20, Henderson first married Sarah S. Patrick, daughter of Bryant Patrick & Nancy Davis, in Whitley County, Kentucky. Sally was born 13 Jan 1831 in North Carolina. Henderson was disabled in the course of his Army service during the Civil War, and never really recovered. About two months before his discharge from the Army, their oldest daughter died in childbirth. Sally's health was so impaired during the Civil War that she finally died in Whitley County on 2 Mar 1867, at the age of 36, when her youngest children (twins) were only 4 years old. He then married Nancy White[...] After 1880, Henderson, Nancy, and their unmarried children moved from Whitley County, Kentucky, to Piney in Franklin County, Arkansas. Henderson, Nancy, and some of their children later moved to Wister, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, where Henderson died on 11 Mar 1898; he was 73. He is buried in City Cemetery, Wister, Oklahoma. [Parker's Genealogy & History Establishment]

    *****

    He was an identical twin to his sister Neworlena Jane Parker (1824-1901).

    *****

    Compiled Civil War Service Record of William Henderson Parker

    At age 39, William Henderson Parker was drafted as a private for a period of one year into a detachment of substitutes for the Union Army. He was then mustered into Company F of the 18th Kentucky Infantry in London, Kentucky on 20 Sep 1864. He served for at least 10 months. He was discharged early on 23 Jun 1865 near Louisville, Kentucky, essentially because the War had ended with the surrender of General Lee's forces in April of 1865.

    He received a pension for his Civil War service. He he applied for it on 2 Jan 1884. After his death, it went to his widow, Nancy White Parker.

    Notes from his Compiled Service Record:

    Muster and Descriptive Roll of a Detachment of Substitutes forwarded for the 18 Reg't Kentucky Inf.
    Roll dated: Dft Board Louisville, Ky., Nov 22, 1864.
    Age: 39 y'rs
    Occupation: Farmer
    Where born: Claiborne, Tenn.
    Enlistment (drafted): 1 years.
    Eyes Hazel; hair Black. Complexion Dark; height 5 ft. 7 in.
    When mustered in: Sept 20, 1864.
    Where mustered: London (KY)
    Where credited: 8 Dist Ky.
    Remarks: Drafted.
    Company Muster Roll for Mar and April, 1865. "Present" (3)
    Company Muster Roll for May and June, 1865. Remarks: Discharged June 23, 65 by reason of Telegram order dated War Dep. May 18, 65. (4)
    Company Muster-out Roll dated: Near Louisville, Ky, Jul 18, 1865. Remarks: Discharged June 23, 65 by reason of Telegram order dated War Dep. May 18, 65 (5)
    Detachment Muster-out Roll, Dated; Near Loiusville, Ky, June 23 1865. Remarks: P.O. Ad W.c.H.
    Reported absent without leave. Restored to duty without forfeiture of time or pay. Mustered out in obediance to Telegram Order War Dept (6) May 18, 65, ordering the Muster out of all troops whose terms of service expire prior to Oct. 1, 65. (7)
    N.B. This information is available at footnote.com.

    Content Source: The National Archives
    Publication Number: M397
    Publication Title: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky.
    Content Source: NARA
    National Archives Catalog ID: 300398
    National Archives Catalog Title: Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, compiled 1890-1912, documenting the period 1861-1866.
    Record Group: 94
    State: Kentucky
    Short Description: NARA M397. Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Kentucky.
    Military Unit: Eighteenth Infantry, Mi-Pl
    Surname Starts With: P
    Given name: William H
    Surname: Parker
    Age: 39 Year: 1864

    Note: According to worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tvdavis&id=I18008, "William Henderson was a severe asthmatic and had to sleep sitting up at night because he could not lie down, which made his breathing difficult. A part, if not all, of his treatment was smoking some kind of pipe with a medication in it."

    A Pension Office document dated 14 Jan 1886, a photocopy of which is held by P & T Nielsen Hayden, states that he was disabled by "paralysis caused by wading in water waist deep."

    More detail about the dates of his Civil War service can be found here.

    William married Sarah "Sally" Patrick on 3 Oct 1844 in Whitley County, Kentucky. Sarah (daughter of Bryant Patrick and Nancy Ann Davis) was born on 13 Jan 1830; died on 2 Mar 1867 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Sarah "Sally" Patrick was born on 13 Jan 1830 (daughter of Bryant Patrick and Nancy Ann Davis); died on 2 Mar 1867 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 13 Jan 1831, North Carolina

    Notes:

    A typed family FGR sheet (probably by Joan Van Syckle or Nancy Jonckheere) has their marriage date as 30 Oct 1844. So does Descendants of John Parker by Wynell Morrison.

    Children:
    1. Susan Parker died in 1879 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    2. Neworlena Jane Parker was born on 16 Jan 1846 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 25 Apr 1865 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Red Bird Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. Henry Moss Parker was born about 1849 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    4. Uriah Parker was born in Apr 1851 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died after 1900 in Crawford, Arkansas; was buried in Piney Cemetery, Crawford, Arkansas.
    5. James Calvin Parker was born on 27 Dec 1854 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 27 Mar 1912 in Crawford, Arkansas; was buried in Piney Cemetery, Crawford, Arkansas.
    6. Emily "Milly" Parker was born on 25 Sep 1857 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died in 1860 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    7. George S. Parker was born on 26 Nov 1858 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 26 Aug 1860 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    8. Green Cidney Parker was born on 26 Oct 1859 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 1 Sep 1942 in Bixby, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
    9. John C. Parker was born in Mar 1861 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    10. 5. Rutha Parker was born on 19 Dec 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died about 1895 in Whitley County, Kentucky.
    11. Sarah Parker was born on 19 Dec 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky; died on 1 Jul 1943 in Whitley County, Kentucky; was buried in Steely Cemetery, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky.

  5. 12.  Joel Terrill Freeman was born in 1813 in Kentucky (son of James Brigham Freeman and Mary Polly Moore); died in 1873 in North Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1813, North Carolina

    Notes:

    Correspondence from Libby Freeman Spieth, quoted by "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com:

    I'm quite certain that when he (Joel) wasn't farming, he was a traveling salesman. My dad used to talk about him going with his wagon carrying pots, pans, bolts of fabric, nails, etc. and always something special for the ladies like a potato peeler and candy for the kids. He had a regular route when he didn't have crops to tend. In remote areas his visits were really looked forward to.

    After the 1870 Census, Mary [Mary Tye, his second wife] and Joel just drop out of sight. Uncle Sam was the one who was left to raise them (the children). I think that is when my gr-grandfather John went to Elk Valley TN. He managed a lumber business for my other gr-grandfather Jasper Newton White (Newt) and that is also how he met my gr-grandmother Teresa Allen. They returned to Whitley.

    [...]

    Joel Freeman contested his father's will. He won one hundred acres in Meadow Creek, NC in 1847. In March of 1848 he sold the acreage to Issac Owens for 130.00. Alfred Franklin White contends that Joel and Mary TYE (2nd wife) were killed in a carriage accident traveling between KY and NC. They both suddenly disappeared. The children of JOEL FREEMAN and MARY TYE are not recognized by the rest of the FREEMAN clan.

    Note [from "Dolores1630" on ancestry.com]: There is no record or verification of this accident or deaths of Joel and Mary. It's considered to be family legend until verified. Mary and Joel went to NC one day and for whatever reason, never returned. Oldest son, Samuel, from Joel's first marriage, raised the younger children, including my grandfather, John.

    Deed of Conveyance, 1847:

    Whitley CO., KY (Deed Book #3) 24 August 1848: "This deed of conveyance made this 24th day of August 1858. Witnesseth that at the August term of the interlocutory decree of said curcuit cout appointed a commissioner for and on behalf of the AARON FREEMAN, POLLY STEVENS and NANCY PERKINS and the unknown heirs of JAMES FREEMAN deceased to convey to JOEL FREEMAN by Decreased of quit claim a certain tract or parcel of land in complainents bill mentioned in a suit in chancery pending in said court in which said JOEL FREEMAN is complainant and said heirs of the said JAMES FREEMAN deceased are defendants. Now I, ADDISON WILLIAMS commissioner as aforesaid forand on befalf of the said AARON FREEMAN, POLLY STEVENS,NANCY PERKINS and the unknown heirs of the said JAMES FREEMAN deceased for and in consideration of the (premises) and for and in consideration fo the interlocutory decree aforesaid give grant bargain sell (endow) convey and confirm unto the said JOEL FREEMAN and his heirs or assigns a certain tract or parcel of land situate lyning and being in Whitley County on a branch of Meadow Creek containing one hundred acres and is the same land on which said JAMES FREEMAN resided at the time of his death and left by the said JAMES in the possession of the said JOEL FREEMAN as set forth and descibed in the complainant bill herein. The said JOEL FREEMAN to have and to hold to him and his heirs or assigns forever. And the said ADDISON WILLIAMS commissioner as aforesaid for and behalf of the said ARRON FREEMAN, POLLY STEVENS, and NANCY PERKINS and the unknown heirs of the aforesaid JAMES FREEMAN deceased hereby covenant and agree that he will forever warrant and defend a good and sufficient right and title to said land against the claim or claims of themselves and thie heirs and against the claim or claims of all and every other person, persons claim for claimants whatever claiming by through or under them or either of them but (agrees) no to her person or persons but it is distinctly understood that the said WILLIAMS makes this conveyance as a commissioner of the court only and is not to be responsible in any way for the title. In testimony whereof the said parties of thefirst part by ADDISON WILLIAMS commissioner as aforesaid hereunto subscribe above written. Dated 26 August 1847. Signed: AARON FREEMAN, NANCY PERKINS, POLLY STEVENS, The unknown heirs of JAMES FREEMAN, deceased by A. WILLIAMS, commissioner Whitley Conuty Court. 24 March 1848

    JOEL FREEMAN sold one hundred acres on Meadow Creek to ISAAC OWENS for 130.00.

    Application for post-Civil War Presidential pardon?

    The ancestry.com database Confederate Applications for Presidential Pardons, 1865-1867 contains paperwork related to the application by a Joel T. Freeman of Bear Wallow, North Carolina for a pardon and the restoration of his full citizenship by President Andrew Johnson. In it he explains that before the rebellion he was a postmaster and that this was the only role in which he can be held to have supported the Confederacy. We cannot determine from the papers whether this pardon was granted, or whether this is that same individual as our Joel Terrill Freeman.

    Joel married Mary Sego. Mary (daughter of James Seago and Sarah Ann "Sally" Holt) was born in 1811 in Kentucky; died in Apr 1855 in Whitley County, Kentucky. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Mary Sego was born in 1811 in Kentucky (daughter of James Seago and Sarah Ann "Sally" Holt); died in Apr 1855 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1811, North Carolina
    • Alternate death: 1855

    Notes:

    Her last name sometimes appears as "Seago."

    Her given name sometimes appears as "Margaret Ann", but in other family records Margaret Ann Sego (1826-1896) is shown as a sister of Mary Sego. A William Shepard (b. c. 1814, d. 1895) is said to have married this Margaret Ann Sego.

    Children:
    1. Charles William Freeman was born on 7 Jan 1845; died on 13 Jan 1917; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. 6. John Freeman was born on 6 Jun 1850 in Kentucky; died on 18 Jan 1931 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    3. Mary Ann Freeman was born in Apr 1854; died on 5 Jan 1928 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

  7. 14.  John Allen was born about 1815 in Tennessee (son of Joseph Allen and Jane (Jenny) Poage).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1817, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1818, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Said to have been born in Elk Valley, Campbell County, Tennessee.

    John married Nancy Barnes on 13 Jan 1839 in Elk Valley, Campbell, Tennessee. Nancy was born in 1816 in Tennessee; died after 1879. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Nancy Barnes was born in 1816 in Tennessee; died after 1879.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1818, Tennessee
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1819, Tennessee

    Notes:

    She was alive at the time of the 1880 census.

    Her last name in the record of her marriage to John Allen looks very much like "Barron", and there are records in which it looks like "Brown," but she is consistently "Nancy Barnes" in the death certificates of her children.

    Children:
    1. 7. Teresa "Tacy" Allen was born on 3 Jan 1857 in Campbell County, Tennessee; died on 15 Feb 1934 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.
    2. Rachel Allen was born on 7 Aug 1858 in Tennessee; died on 12 Jul 1942 in Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky; was buried in Wofford Cemetery, Wofford, Whitley, Kentucky.