Alfred Owens, born on 20 September 1803 in Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the eleventh of thirteen children born to David Owens and Winifred Mullins.
Sarah S. Howard thought she was over 100 years old, but she was “only” 98 when she died. She was born in 1861, not 1855.
Stephen Henry Hopkins and his wife Malinda Ann Poff left the Cumberland Gap area in a wagon train heading west about 1869.
Joseph Wasson White, son of Virgil Slocum White and Hattie Eugenia Lanier, was born on 26 August 1905 in Mississippi and died on 24 August 1981 in California.
Dicie Vernon Goodloe was born on 17 August 1881 in Hopkins County, Kentucky and died there on 19 April 1975.
Robert Burke Taylor was born on 14 August 1870 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, and died there on 11 August 1948, three days before his 78th birthday.
Curtis Lyle Petty died on 2 August 1971 in Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana. Curtis sold jewelry and my father bought my mother’s engagement ring from him.
James Lanier married Polly Y. Smith on 29 July 1810 in old Randolph County, Georgia, which became Jasper County in 1812.
Genealogy research uncovers many children who lived very short lives—some unknown to later generations. Herbert Hankins, son of Albert Elvie Hankins and Mary Ella Edmonds, and Roxie Hankins, daughter of Richard Thomas Hankins and Bettie Smith, were two of those children.
Susan Taylor, daughter of James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey, lived less than two years.