Descendants of

Patrick Pierce Nolen and Mary Irene Dever

Submitted by Margaret Nolen Nichol, Jacksonville, Florida

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(Two children of this couple, Robert Pierce Nolen and William Neal Nolen, settled in Crockett County, Tennessee; three children, Thomas Jefferson Nolen, Gertrude Lee Nolen Watkins Nelms, and Sarah Matilda Nolen Stewart, settled in Tipton County, Tennessee; and one child, James Allen Nolen, settled in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. The last years of his life, Patrick Pierce Nolen lived in the home of his son, William Neal Nolen. Patrick Pierce Nolen was born, 17 Mar 1802, in Ireland, and died, in September, 1898. in Crockett County, Tennessee. He is buried in Cypress Cemetery in Crockett County. The death date and burial place of Mary Irene Dever is not known.)

The parents of Patrick Pierce Nolen have not been determined to date, nor has his arrival date in America been discovered. His origin, however, cannot be disputed since he descends from the O'Nolan clan, an ancient and auspicious clan in Ireland. This clan ruled form A.D. 600 to the 16th century over territories called: Fortarta Fea, in Carlow County; Fortarta Chairm, in Wexford County; Fortharta, in northeast Kings County; Fortharta Oirthir Lifi, in Wicklow County; and Osneidech. These baronies were bestowed on Eocaidh Fionn Fortharta (O'Nolan) by his father-in-law, Cu-Corb, the king of the province of Leinster. An additional barony, Fortarta Loyen, was bestowed when Eocaidh Fionn Fartharta, and his clan, were at the forefront in the battle that drove the Munstermen from Leinster. Included in the O'Nolan clan is the genealogy of St. Bridgett, one of the three patron saints of Ireland. The O'Nolan clan is descended from Eremon, the first Milesian king of Ireland. He furnished more high kings of Ireland than any other line. The O'Nolans were known as Lords of Carlow and Princes of Forth.

Family legend is that Patrick Pierce Nolen was working on a railroad when he met and married Mary Jane Dever in Tippah County, Mississippi. No records have been found confirming the name of the railroad. Strong evidence points to it being the Mississippi Central that ran between Canton Mississippi and the Tennessee line. In 1850, Senators Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois, and William R. King, of Alabama, maneuvered through the Congress of the United States the first land grant act aiding the building of a railroad. The bill was signed September 30, 1850 by President Millard Fillmore. It granted six alternate sections of land per mile of railroad to the Mobile and Ohio in Alabama and Mississippi, and to the Illinois Central in Illinois. In 1852, Judge Harvey W. Walter and Walter Goodman, both of Holly Springs, Mississippi organized a new line and proposed to build a railroad from Canton, Mississippi north to the Tennessee state line. President Goodman obtained some cash subscriptions and many subscriptions payable only in slave labor. With slave labor and English rails he slowly built the northern portions of the road that had become the Mississippi Central railroad. In 1858, there still remained the "Big Gap" of eighty-six miles south of Water Valley, Mississippi. An appeal was made to the Illinois central, in the north, for funds to complete the line. Former general George B. McClellan was sent south to inspect the line and his report was favorable in gaining financial aid from George Peabody of London. This made possible the completion of the Mississippi portion by January, 1860. The growth of business that was experienced by the connecting of the lines was soon snuffed out by the Civil War, and traffic between the Illinois Central and the Gulf cities ceased.

On January 9, 1861, the people of Misissippi, in convention, assembled, do ordain and declare as follows, to wit: That all the law and ordinances by which the said State of Mississippi became a member of the Federal Union of the United States of America, be, and the same as hereby, repealed; and that all obligations on the part of the said State, or the people therein, to observe the same, be withdrawn; and that the said State shall hereby assume the rights, functions, and powers which by any of the said laws and ordinances were conveyed to the government of the said United States, and is dissolved from all the obligations, restrains, and duties incurred to the said Federal Union, and shall henceforth be a free, sovereign and independent State. The Resolution was voted on at convention and carried with a 86-15 vote, and Mississippi became the second state, after South Carolina to secede from the union.

Two months and two weeks prior to the above Resolution, Patrick Pierce Nolen married Mary Irene Dever in Rites of Matrimony in Tippah County, Mississippi, 17 Feb 1860. He was 58 years old and she was 26. No record has been found that either had a prior marriage.

Mary Irene Dever was the daughter of Neal Charles Dever and Matilda Birdwell. Neal Charles Dever's lineage has been traced to Richard and Grace Gilbert Dever, who immigrated from Devonshire, England to Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in 1658. They settled in Old Herring Parish , later St. James Parish, and raised a family. The Parish records record the death dates of the couple, and they were buried in the church cemetery. Richard Dever's father was John Dever, of Totnes, Devonshire, England. He is believed to have descended from Hugh Dever, 14th Earl of Oxford. The given names, John, Richard, Gilbert and Hugh are used extensively throughout the Dever descendants.

Patrick and Mary Dever Nolen remained in Tippah County, Mississippi until around 1865, when he moved his family to Hardeman County, Tennessee. This was in the vicinity of Grand Junction where two railroad line came together and was an area to see much of the skirmishes of the war center around the area where two main lines of railroads came together. P. P. Nolen, age 58, born in Ireland, is found in the 1870 census of Hardeman County, Tennessee with the following family members: MaryI I. Nolen, age 36, born in Tennessee; S. M. Nolen, age 10, born in Mississippi; R. P. Nolen, age 8, born in Tennessee; T. J. Nolen, age 6, born in Missisippi; W. N. Nolen, age 4, born in Tennessee; C. A. Nolen, age 2, born in Tennesse; and G. Lee Nolen, age 4 months, born in Tennessee.

By 1880, Patrick Pierce Nolen, age 60, born in Ireland is found living in the 13th district of Fayette County, Tennessee with the following family: Mary Nolen, age 51, born in Tennessee; Sarah Nolen, age 17, born in Tennessee, Robert Nolen, age 15, born in Tennessee; Thomas Nolen, age 13, born in Tennessee; William N. Nolen, age 12, born in Tennessee; Christopher M. Nolen, age 10, born in Tennessee; George Nolen, age 8, born in Tennessee; Gertrude Nolen, age 6, born in Tennessee.

James Allen Nolen, the last child of Patrick and Mary Nolen was born, 13 Jul 1881, in LaGrange, Fayette County, Tennessee. Sometime after the birth of James Nolen, the family moved to Reverie, on Island No. 10, located in the middle of the Mississippi and claimed by Tipton County, Tennessee. The only town on the island was Reverie. Today the only way the area can be reached is by going into Arkansas. After the channel was rerouted, the island can be accessed by going over a bridge. The island, at present, has only a few households, but in the 1900 census of Tipton County, the island had 102 families living on it. In the 1900 census, two of Patrick and Mary Nolen's children were still living on the island. Sarah Matilda Nolen married John Stewart in 1884, and they migrated with her parents in the move to Tipton County. James Allen Nolen is recorded living in their household. Also living on the island was the family of Joseph Bone. His daughter, Florence, married James Allen Nolen in Reverie

Robert Pierce Nolen, oldest son of Patrick and Mary Nolen migrated to Crockett County prior to 1891. He married Lida May Babbs, 2 Aug 1891. In the 1900 census of Crockett County, he is listed living in the Foster Community, age 35, born in Mississippi; Lida Nolen, age 25, born in Tennessee; Edgar Nolen, age 7; Marvin Nolen, age 5; Myrtle Nolen, age 3; Myrene Nolen, age 1. One additional child was born to this couple, Robert Leo Nolen. Myrene Nolen died in infancy.

Thomas Jefferson Nolen remained in Tipton County, Tennessee and bought a farm on what was to become known as Nolan Road. This road is near the Mt. Carmel and Covington Road. He, his wife, Emma, and some of his children are buried in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

William Neal Nolen migrated to Crockett County sometime before 1894, when he married Cordelia D. Laman. He and Cordelia Laman Nolen had three children: Jesse Pierce Nolen, Lex Neal Nolen and daughter, Mary Irene Nolen, who died in infancy.

Christopher Nolen died at an early age, date and place not known and George Nolen died in the Asylum at Bolivar, Tennessee.

Gertrude Nolen married William Madison Watkins, 11 Jan 1893, in Tipton County, Tennessee. They had six children, two being twins. William Watkins died in 1908 and Gertrude Watkins, left with a farm to run and small children, married, sometime between 1910 and 1914, Abner Nelms. They had one child named Sadie, born in 1915.

James Allen Nolen married Florence Bone, in Reverie, Tipton County, Tennessee in 1901. The oldest children of Jim and Florence Nolen list their birthplace as Reverie. The 1920 census of Lauderdale County, Tennessee lists James Nolen living in District No. 10, age 45, with nine children.

The obituary of Patrick Pierce Nolen, written by Red Bird, follows: The death of P. P. Nolen, which occurred at his son's home near here, Tuesday evening, removed one of the oldest men of the county. He was born in Ireland, March 17, 1802, and removed to this county a number of years ago; having passed his 96th year, he was, up to a few days before his birth, a much more abler and stronger man than most his age. Mr. Nolen moved here from Tipton County, and has resided with his son, W. N. Nolen. ever since. He was a good man and will be greatly missed by the community. Funeral services were conducted at Cypress cemetery. His relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

(Submitted by Margaret Nolen Nichol, Jacksonville, Florida)

1. Patrick Pierce1 Nolen, born, 17 Mar 1802, in Ireland; died, 1898, in Crockett, Tennessee; buried in Cypress Cemetery, Crockett, Tennessee. He married, on 17 Feb 1860, in Tippah, Mississippi, Mary Jane Dever, born, c1835, in Giles, Tennessee, daughter of Neal Charles Dever and Matilda Birdwell.

Children of Patrick Pierce Nolen and Mary Jane Dever were as follows:

+ 2 i Sarah Matilda2 Nolen, born, c1861, in Tippah, Mississippi. She married John Stewart.

+ 3 ii Robert Pierce2 Nolen, born, c1863, in Tippah, Mississippi. He married (1) Lida May Babb. He married (2) Nina Bledsoe.

+ 4 iii Thomas Jefferson2 Nolen, born, 2 Feb 1865, in Tippah, Mississippi. He married Emma Etta Parker.

+ 5 iv William Neal2 Nolen, born 3 Aug 1866 in Hardeman, Tennessee. He married Cordelia D. Laman.

6 v Christopher Abernathy2 Nolen, born, c1870, in Hardeman, Tennessee.

7 vi George Lee2 Nolen, born, c1971, in Hardeman, Tennessee; died, c1940, in Bolivar, Hardeman.

+ 8 vii Gertrude Lee2 Nolen, born, 20 May 1872, in LaGrande, Fayette, Tennessee. She married (1) William Madison Watkins. She married (2) Abner Nelms.

+ 9 viii James Allen2 Nolen, born, 13 Jul 1881, in Lagrange, Fayatte, Tennessee. He married Florence Bone.

Generation 2

2. Sarah Matilda2 Nolen (Patrick Pierce1), born, c1861, in Tippah, Mississippi. She married John Stewart, born, Feb 1857, in Tippah, Mississippi.

Children of Sarah Matilda Nolen and John Stewart were as follows:

10 i Mary Irene3 Stewart, born 1884 in Tennessee. She married, in 1902, Percy L. Doyle, born, 1970, in Tennessee.

3. Robert Pierce2 Nolen (Patrick Pierce1), born, c1863, in Tippah, Mississippi. He married (1) on 2 Aug 1891 in Crockett, Tennessee, Lida May Babb, born 4 May 1885 in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 8 Oct 1907, in Crockett, Tennessee; buried in Quincy Cemetery, Crockett, Tennessee. He married (2) on 27 Sep 1908, Nina Bledsoe.

Children of Robert Pierce Nolen and Lida May Babb were as follows:

+ 11 i Charles Edgar3 Nolen, born, Aug 1892, in Crockett, Tennessee. He married Ardelle (---).

+ 12 ii Myrtle3 Nolen, born, Jul 1896, in Crockett, Tennessee. She married Rufus Bellman Smith.

+ 13 iii Marvin Lester3 Nolen, born, 22 Sep 1897, in Crockett, Tennessee. He married Pearl Ann Camp.

14 iv Myrean3 Nolen, born, 24 Dec 1898, in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 16 Oct 1901, in Crockett, Tennessee; buried in Babbs Cemetery, Crockett, Tennessee.

+ 15 v Robert Lee3 Nolen, born, 9 Sep 1905, in Crockett, Tennessee. He married Mary Etolia Murphy.

4. Thomas Jefferson2 Nolen (Patrick Pierce1), born, 2 Feb 1865, in Tippah, Mississippi; died, Jan 1930, in Tipton, Tennessee. He married Emma Etta Parker, born, 12 Oct 1865, in Alabama; died, 12 Feb 1946, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee.

Children of Thomas Jefferson Nolen and Emma Etta Parker were as follows:

+ 16 i Arthur W.3 Nolen, born, Aug 1891, in Tipton, Tennessee. He married Virgie (---).

17 ii Charles3 Nolen, born, Jul 1894, in Tipton, Tennessee.

+ 18 iii Myrtle Dovie3 Nolen, born, Aug 1896, in Tipton, Tennessee. She married (1) Jack White. She married (2) Arthur Lee Stewart.

19 iv Clarence Allen3 Nolen, born, Apr 1897, in Tipton, Tennesee; died, 1920, in Tennessee; buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tipton, Tennessee.

20 v Cordie3 Nolen, born, c1900, in Tipton, Tennessee; died, 190l, in Tipton, Tennessee; buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tipton, Tennessee.

21 vi Clara A.3 Nolen, born, 1906, in Tipton, Tennessee.

5. William Neal2 Nolen (Patrick Pierce1), born, 3 Aug 1866, in Hardeman, Tennessee; died, 25 Feb 1941, in Crockett, Tennessee; buried, 27 Feb 1941, in Alamo City Cemetery, Alamo, Crockett, Tennessee. He married, on 11 Dec 1894, in Crockett, Tennessee, Cordelia D. Laman, born, 11 Sep 1877, in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 1 May 1942, in Crockett, Tennessee; buried, 3 May 1942, in Alamo City Cemetery, Alamo, Crockett, Tennessee, daughter of George Washington Laman and Mary Frances (Molly) Rust.

Children of William Neal Nolen and Cordelia D. Laman were as follows:

+ 22 i Jesse Pierce3 Nolen, born 15 Sep 1895 in Crockett, Tennessee. He married Maude Myrtle Worrell.

+ 23 ii Lex Neal3 Nolen, born, 13 Aug 1896, in Crockett, Tennessee. He married Grace Virginia Hopper.

24 iii Mary Irene3 Nolen, born, 20 Oct 1897, in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 11 Nov 1897, in Crockett, Tennessee; buried in Crockett, Tennessee.

8. Gertrude Lee2 Nolen (Patrick Pierce1), born, 20 May 1872, in LaGrande, Fayette, Tennessee; died, 31 Oct 1943, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee; buried, 1 Nov 1943, in Mumford Cemetery, Tipton, Tennessee. She married (1), on 11 Jan 1893, in Tipton, Tennessee, William Madison Watkins, born, 7 Jan 1852; died, 29 Jan 1908, in Tipton, Tennessee; buried in Tipton, Tennessee. She married (2) Abner Nelms. (Information on Gertrude Lee Nolen's family received from Arthur C. Elam)

Children of Gertrude Lee Nolen and William Madison Watkins were as follows:

25 i Frank3 Watkins, born 7 Sep 1894.

26 ii Eva3 Watkins, born 2 Jan 1896.

27 iii James Leslie3 Watkins, born, 27 Nov 1899, in Tipton, Tennessee. He married Ruby P. (---), born, 1895, in Tennessee.

+ 28 iv John Wesley3 Watkins, born, 27 Nov 1899, in Tipton, Tennessee. He married Thelma Goode.

+ 29 v Annie L.3 Watkins, born, 7 Jul 1903. She married J. M. Yates.

+ 30 vi Thelma3 Watkins, born, 20 Dec 1907, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee. She married Arthur C. Elam.

Children of Gertrude Lee Nolen and Abner Nelms were as follows:

+ 31 i Sadie3 Nelms, born, 26 Sep 1915, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee. She married Roy H. Avery.

9. James Allen2 Nolen (Patrick Pierce1), born, 13 Jul 1881, in Lagrange, Fayatte, Tennessee; died, 11 Aug 1957, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; buried, 13 Aug 1957, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. He married in Reverie, Island No. 10, Tipton, Tennessee, Florence Bone, born, 13 Jul 1881, in Blytheville, Arkansas; died, 17 Mar 1971, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; buried, 18 Mar 1971, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. (Information on James Allen Nolen's family received from Raymond Talmadge Nolen)

Children of James Allen Nolen and Florence Bone were as follows:

32 i Pauline Odessa3 Nolen, born, 5 May 1902, in Reverie, Tipton, Tennessee. She married (1) Andrew Joyne Anthony. She married (2) in Unknown, Dr. C. C. Cherry.

33 ii Cordelia Louise3 Nolen, born, 23 Mar 1903, in Reverie, Tipton, Tennessee; died, 20 Jun 1966; buried 21 Jun 1966. She married, on 27 Sep 1925, Lee Fuller.

34 iii Francis Mary3 Nolen, born, 23 Mar 1903, in Reverie, Tipton, Tennessee. She married, on 4 Jul 1939, Paul C. Pettit.

35 iv Esther Lucile3 Nolen, born in Tipton, Tennessee. She married iDr. Dan Gwin, born c1888.

36 v Raymond Talmadge3 Nolen, born, 5 Jun 1909, in Lauderdale, Tennessee. He married, on 26 Aug 1939, in Lauderdale, Tennessee, Dolly Crawford.

37 vi Roy Erskine3 Nolen, born, 26 Jan 1911, in Lauderdale, Tennessee. He married, on 14 Dec 1954, Evelyn White.

38 vii Wallace Ernest3 Nolen, born, 3 Jan 1913, in Lauderdale, Tennessee; died, 15 Sep 1966; buried 16 Sep 1966. He married, on 9 Dec 1950, Frances Delalchmit.

39 viii Dorothy Bernice3 Nolen, born, 29 Oct 1933, in Lauderdale, Tennessee. She married, on 29 Oct 1933, Willie D Haymie.

40 ix James Edward3 Nolen, born, 11 Jan 1917, in Lauderdale, Tennessee; died, 28 Feb 1977; buried 1 Mar 1977. He married, on 4 Sep 1937, Doris Haymie.

41 x Curtis3 Nolen, born, 14 Jul 1919, in Lauderdale, Tennessee; died 11 Nov 1970; buried 12 Nov 1970. He married, on 6 Sep 1936, Iris Louise Birkes.

Generation 3

11. Charles Edgar3 Nolen (Robert Pierce2, Patrick Pierce1), born, Aug 1892, in Crockett, Tennessee; died in Memphis, Shelby, TN. He married Ardelle (---), born, 190,2 in Tennessee.

Children of Charles Edgar Nolen and Ardelle (---) were as follows:

42 i Robert4 Nolen, born, 1925, in Tipton, Tennessee.

43 ii Evelyn4 Nolen, born, 1928, in Tipton, Tennessee.

44 iii Dorta M.4 Nolen, born, 1930, in Tipton, Tennessee.

12. Myrtle3 Nolen (Robert Pierce2, Patrick Pierce1), born, Jul 1896, in Crockett, Tennessee; died in Humboldt Nursing Home, Humboldt, Gibson, Tennessee. She married, on 15 Feb 1913, in Crockett, Tennessee, Rufus Bellman Smith.

Children of Myrtle Nolen and Rufus Bellman Smith were as follows:

45 i Iva May4 Smith

46 ii Cordie Lou4 Smith

47 iii Benwah4 Smith, born, 19 Mar 1921, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee.

13. Marvin Lester3 Nolen (Robert Pierce2, Patrick Pierce1), born, 22 Sep 1897, in Crockett, Tennessee; die,d 1 Oct 1939, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee. He married in Unknown, Pearl Ann Camp, born, 24 Jul 1903, in Union, Mississippi; died in Memphis, Shelby,Tennessee

Children of Marvin Lester Nolen and Pearl Ann Camp were as follows:

48 i Marie4 Nolen

49 ii Mabel4 Nolen

50 iii Lavelle4 Nolen

51 iv Geneva4 Nolen

52 v Lucille4 Nolen

53 vi Laverne4 Nolen

15. Robert Lee3 Nolen (Robert Pierce2, Patrick Pierce1), born, 9 Sep 1905, in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 21 Aug 1959, in Ilinois; buried, 23 Aug 1959, in Illinois. He married, on 24 Dec 1929, in Crockett, Tennessee, Mary Etolia Murphy, born 30 Aug 1912 in Crockett, TN; died 31 Aug 1992 in IL; buried 2 Sep 1992 in Ilinois. (Information on Robert Lee (Leo) Nolen received from Carolyn Nolen, Park Ridge, Illinois.

Children of Robert Lee Nolen and Mary Etolia Murphy were as follows:

54 i Harold Lee4 Nolen, born, 8 Feb 1931, in Crockett, Tennessee; died 29 Mar 1981.

55 ii Raymond Neal4 Nolen, born, 8 Oct 1935, in Crockett, Tennessee.

56 iii Mildred Carolyn4 Nolen, born, 24 Jan 1939, in Crockett, Tennessee.

57 iv William Royce4 Nolen, born 22 Oct 1941 in Crockett, TN.

58 v Robert Ernest4 Nolen, born, 6 Mar 1944; died 17 Dec 1989.

59 vi Jerry Lynn4 Nolen, born 8 Jun 1949.

60 vii Marilyn Annette4 Nolen, born 13 Mar 1954.

16. Arthur W.3 Nolen (Thomas Jefferson2, Patrick Pierce1), born, Aug 1891, in Tipton, Tennessee. He married Virgie (---).

Children of Arthur W. Nolen and Virgie (---) were as follows:

61 i Clara Emma4 Nolen, born, 1918, in Tipton, Tennessee.

18. Myrtle Dovie3 Nolen (Thomas Jefferson2, Patrick Pierce1), born, Aug 1896, in Tipton, Tennessee; died, 21 Nov 1968, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee. She married (1) Jack White. She married (2) Arthur Lee Stewart.

Children of Myrtle Dovie Nolen and Jack White were as follows:

62 i Rosella4 White

22. Jesse Pierce3 Nolen (William Neal2, Patrick Pierce1), born, 15 Sep 1895, in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 11 Nov 1960, in Crockett, Tennessee; buried, 13 Nov 1960, in Alamo Memorial Cemetery, Crockett, Tennessee. He married, on 7 Sep 1919, in Crockett, Tennessee, Maude Myrtle Worrell, born, 26 Jul 1898, in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 31 Jul 1983, in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee; buried, 2 Aug 1983, in Alamo Memorial Cemetery, Cockett, Tennessee, daughter of Hiram Parker Worrell and Levy Elizabeth Norton.

Children of Jesse Pierce Nolen and Maude Myrtle Worrell were as follows:

63 i Jesse Pierce4 Nolen (Jr.), born, 21 Sep 1920, in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 23 Jul 1989, in Veterans Hospital, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; buried, 25 Jul 1989, in Alamo Memoial Cemetery, Alamo, Crockett, Tennessee.

64 ii Living

65 iii Living

66 iv Living

67 v Living

68 vi Living

23. Lex Neal3 Nolen (William Neal2, Patrick Pierce1), born, 13 Aug 1896 in Crockett, Tennessee; died, 30 Jan 1966, in Veterans Hospital, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; buried, 2 Feb 1966, in Alamo City Cemetery, Alamo, Crockett, Tennessee. He married, on 31 Oct 1921, in Alamo, Crockett, TN, Grace Virginia Hopper, born, 2 Jul 1902, in Alamo, Crockett, Tennessee; died, 30 Jan 1966, in Crockett County Nursing Home, Alamo, Crocket, Tennessee; buried, 2 Feb 1966, in Alamo City Cemetery, Alamo, Crockett, Tennessee.

Children of Lex Neal Nolen and Grace Virginia Hopper were as follows:

69 i. Living

70 ii Living

28. John Wesley3 Watkins (Gertrude Lee2 Nolen, Patrick Pierce1), born, 27 Nov 1899, in Tipton, Tennessee; died, 24 Jan 1964, in Baptist Memorial, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; buried, 26 Jan 1964, in Mumford Cemetery, Tipton, Tennessee. He married, in 1919, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee, Thelma Goode, born, 1899, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee; died, 5 Jan 1980, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee; buried, 7 Jan 1980, in Mumford Cemetery, Tipton, Tennessee.

Children of John Wesley Watkins and Thelma Goode were as follows:

71 i Troy4 Watkins, born in Covington, Tipton, TN.

72 ii Richard4 Watkins, born 8 Dec 1925 in Covington, Tipton, TN.

73 iii Onus4 Watkins, born 24 Oct 1929 in Tipton, Tennessee; died Feb 1984 in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee.

29. Annie L.3 Watkins (Gertrude Lee2 Nolen, Patrick Pierce1), born 7 Jul 1903; died, 3 Apr 1986, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee. She married J. M. Yates, born 1892; died 1956.

Children of Annie L. Watkins and J. M. Yates were as follows:

74 i Living

30. Thelma3 Watkins (Gertrude Lee2 Nolen, Patrick Pierce1), born, 20 Dec 1907, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee. She married, on 7 May 1934, in Blytheville, Arkansas, Arthur C. Elam, born, 7 Apr 1907, in Rives, Obion, Tennessee.

Children of Thelma Watkins and Arthur C. Elam were as follows:

75 i Living

31. Sadie3 Nelms (Gertrude Lee2 Nolen, Patrick Pierce1), born, 26 Sep 1915, in Covington, Tipton, Tennessee. She married, on 7 Mar 1936, Roy H. Avery, born 23 Jan 1913; died, 13 Jan 1981, in El Paso, Texas; buried, 15 Jan 1981 in EPaso, Texas/

Children of Sadie Nelms and Roy H. Avery were as follows:

76 i Living

77 ii Roy Eugene4 Avery, born 28 Jan 1940 in Kenedy, Karnes, TX; died Jan 1977.

78 iii Living.

79 iv Living

 

 

 

Index

Paragraph #

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Ardelle (1902-) 11

Ruby P. (1895-) 27

Virgie 16

Anthony

Andrew Joyne 32

Pauline Odessa (Nolen) (1902-) 32

Avery

Roy Eugene (1940-1977) 77

Roy H. (1913-1981) 31

Sadie (Nelms) (1915-) 31

Babb

Lida May (1885-1907) 3

Birdwell

Matilda (1802-1895) 1

Birkes

Iris Louise 41

Bledsoe

Nina 3

Bone

Florence (1881-1971) 9

Camp

Pearl Ann (1903-) 13

Cherry

Dr. C. C. 32

Pauline Odessa (Nolen) (1902-) 32

Crawford

Dolly 36

Delalchmit

Frances 38

Dever

Mary Jane (1835-) 1

Matilda (Birdwell) (1802-1895) 1

Neal Charles (1802-1878) 1

Doyle

Mary Irene (Stewart) (1884-) 10

Percy L. (1970-) 10

Elam

Arthur C. (1907-) 30

Thelma (Watkins) (1907-) 30

Fuller

Cordelia Louise (Nolen) (1903-1966) 33

Lee 33

Goode

Thelma (1899-1980) 28

Gwin

Dr. Dan (1888-) 35

Esther Lucile (Nolen) 35

Haymie

Doris 40

Dorothy Bernice (Nolen) (1933-) 39

Willie D 39

Hopper

Grace Virginia (1902-1966) 23

Laman

Cordelia D. (1877-1942) 5

George Washington (1853-1886) 5

Mary Frances (Molly) (Rust) (1850-1898) 5

Murphy

Mary Etolia (1912-1992) 15

Nelms

Abner 8

Gertrude Lee (Nolen) (1872-1943) 8

Sadie (1915-) 31

Nolen

Ardelle ((---)) (1902-) 11

Arthur W. (1891-) 16

Charles (1894-) 17

Charles Edgar (1892-) 11

Christopher Abernathy (1870-) 6

Clara A. (1906-) 21

Clara Emma (1918-) 61

Clarence Allen (1897-1920) 19

Cordelia D. (Laman) (1877-1942) 5

Cordelia Louise (1903-1966) 33

Cordie (1900-190) 20

Curtis (1919-1970) 41

Dolly (Crawford) 36

Doris (Haymie) 40

Dorothy Bernice (1933-) 39

Dorta M. (1930-) 44

Emma Etta (Parker) (1865-1946) 4

Esther Lucile 35

Evelyn (1928-) 43

Evelyn (White) 37

Florence (Bone) (1881-1971) 9

Frances (Delalchmit) 38

Francis Mary (1903-) 3

George Lee (1971-1940) 7

Gertrude Lee (1872-1943) 8

Grace Virginia (Hopper) (1902-1966) 23

Harold Lee (1931-1981) 54

Iris Louise (Birkes) 41

James Allen (1881-1957) 9

James Edward (1917-1977) 40

Jesse Pierce (1895-1960) 22

Jesse Pierce (Jr.) (1920-1989)

Lex Neal (1896-1966) 23

Lida May (Babb) (1885-1907)

Marvin Lester (1897-1939) 13

Mary Etolia (Murphy) (1912-1992) 15

Mary Irene (1897-1897) 24

Mary Irene (Dever) (1835-) 1

Maude Myrtle (Worrell) (1898-1983) 22

Myrean (1898-1901) 14

Myrtle (1896-) 12

Myrtle Dovie (1896-1968) 18

Nina (Bledsoe) 3

Patrick Pierce (1802-1899) 1

Pauline Odessa (1902-) 32

Pearl Ann (Camp) (1903-) 13

Raymond Talmadge (1909-) 36

Robert (1925-) 42

Robert Ernest (1944-1989) 58

Robert Lee (1905-1959) 15

Robert Pierce (1863-) 3

Roy Erskine (1911-) 37

Sarah Matilda (1861-) 2

Thomas Jefferson (1865-1930) 4

Virgie ((---)) 16

Wallace Ernest (1913-1966) 38

William Neal (1866-1941) 5

Norton

Levy Elizabeth (1859-1943) 22

Parker

Emma Etta (1865-1946) 4

Pettit

Francis Mary (Nolen) (1903-) 34

Paul C. 34

Rust

Mary Frances (Molly) (1850-1898) 5

Smith

Myrtle (Nolen) (1896-) 12

Rufus Bellman 12

Stewart

Arthur Lee 18

John (1857-) 2

Mary Irene (1884-) 10

Myrtle Dovie (Nolen) (1896-1968) 18

Sarah Matilda (Nolen) (1861-) 2

Watkins

Annie L. (1190-1986) 29

Eva (1896-) 26

Frank (1894-) 25

Gertrude Lee (Nolen) (1872-1943) 8

James Leslie (1899-) 27

John Wesley (1899-1964) 28

Onus (1929-1984) 73

Richard (1925-) 72

Ruby P. ((---)) (1895-) 27

Thelma (1907-) 30

Thelma (Goode) (1899-1980) 28

Troy 71

William Madison (1852-1908) 8

White

Evelyn 37

Jack 18

Myrtle Dovie (Nolen) (1896-1968) 18

Rosella 62

Worrell

Hiram Parker (1854-1922) 22

Levy Elizabeth (Norton) (1859-1943) 22

Maude Myrtle (1898-1983) 22

Yates

Annie L. (Watkins) (1909-1986) 29

J. M. (1892-1956) 29


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