Idora Ray

Female, #13591, (14 Oct 1884 - 19 Jun 1978)
Father*William Luther Ray (12 Nov 1861 - 28 Aug 1954)
Mother*Ruby Abie Lee (20 Jul 1867 - 29 Aug 1951)
Birth*14 Oct 1884 Idora was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 14 Oct 1884.1 
Marriage*30 Jun 1901 She married Arcadian Filmore West at Eagle Springs, Coryell Co., Texas, on 30 Jun 1901 at age 16. 
Married Name30 Jun 1901  As of 30 Jun 1901, her married name was West. 
Birth of Son24 Sep 1902 Her son Alpha Young West was born on 24 Sep 1902 at near Moody, McLennan Co. in||, Bell Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son5 Oct 1904 Her son Samuel Filmore West was born on 5 Oct 1904 at Longview, Gregg Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son19 Oct 1908 Her son Claude W. West was born on 19 Oct 1908 at Jud, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son14 Nov 1916 Her son William Thomas West was born on 14 Nov 1916 at Jud, Haskell Co., Texas.5 
Death of Mother29 Aug 1951 Her mother Ruby Abie Lee died on 29 Aug 1951 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.6 
Death of Father28 Aug 1954 Her father William Luther Ray died on 28 Aug 1954 at Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.7 
Death of Spouse24 May 1964 Her husband Arcadian Filmore West died on 24 May 1964 at Haskell Co., Texas
Death*19 Jun 1978 She died at Haskell Co., Texas, on 19 Jun 1978 at age 93. 
Burial*21 Jun 1978 Her body was interred on 21 Jun 1978 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas
Biography* Idora was known as "Dora." The following obituary is from p. A-9 of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for Tuesday 20 June 1978: Dora Ray West RULE (Special) -- Services for Dora Ray West, 93, a Rule resident for 73 years, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First United Methodist Church here with the Rev. Wayland Dowden, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Rule Cemetery under direction of Pinkard Funeral Home here. Mrs. West died Monday at 2:45 p.m. in Haskell Memorial Hospital after a month-long illness. The Clay County, Ala., native married A.F. West June 30, 1901 in Eagle Springs. He died May 24, 1964. Mrs. West was a member of the First United Methodist Church here. Survivors include four sons. A.Y., of Carlsbad, N.M., C.W., of Rochester, and Sam F., and Pete, both of Lubbock; two daughters, Mrs. L.A. Todd of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Bill Anderson of Brownfield; a sister, Mrs. Florence Burk of Seymour; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great- grandchildren. 

Family

Arcadian Filmore West (17 Apr 1879 - 24 May 1964)
Marriage*30 Jun 1901 She married Arcadian Filmore West at Eagle Springs, Coryell Co., Texas, on 30 Jun 1901 at age 16. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267; POB obituary Lubbock Avalanche -Journal 20 Jun 1978 p A-9.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 81 'in Bell Co., TX... at home near Moody [McLennan Co, TX].'
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 273; POB from Mrs. Bertie West Anderson letter 30 Jan 1979.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 89.
  5. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 93.
  6. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 266.
  7. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267.

Arcadian Filmore West

Male, #13592, (17 Apr 1879 - 24 May 1964)
Father*John Thomas West (22 Jul 1855 - 26 May 1915)
Mother*Mary Alice Culver (29 Nov 1861 - 19 Sep 1934)
Birth*17 Apr 1879 Arcadian was born at near Cornersville, Marshall Co., in||, Union Co., Mississippi, on 17 Apr 1879.1 
Employment* Arcadian's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1880 He was in the in 1880 census at Union Co., Mississippi.2 
Marriage*30 Jun 1901 He married Idora Ray at Eagle Springs, Coryell Co., Texas, on 30 Jun 1901 at age 22. 
Birth of Son24 Sep 1902 His son Alpha Young West was born on 24 Sep 1902 at near Moody, McLennan Co. in||, Bell Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son5 Oct 1904 His son Samuel Filmore West was born on 5 Oct 1904 at Longview, Gregg Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son19 Oct 1908 His son Claude W. West was born on 19 Oct 1908 at Jud, Haskell Co., Texas.5 
Death of Father26 May 1915 His father John Thomas West died on 26 May 1915 at O'Brien, Haskell Co., Texas
Birth of Son14 Nov 1916 His son William Thomas West was born on 14 Nov 1916 at Jud, Haskell Co., Texas.6 
Death of Mother19 Sep 1934 His mother Mary Alice Culver died on 19 Sep 1934 at O'Brien, Haskell Co., Texas
Death*24 May 1964 He died at Haskell Co., Texas, on 24 May 1964 at age 85. 
Burial* His body was interred at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.7 
Biography* Arcadian was known as "Ardie."
      Nan Overton West has collected the history of this family in The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines: Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas. On p. 75, Mrs. West wrote that Ardie moved with his family from Mississippi to Texas around 1897. In 1901, he married Dora Ray and in 1906, they and their two young sons, Alpha Young West and Sam West, settled down to farm in Haskell County. In 1912, Ardie rented the J. L. Jones farm near Jud where the family continued to live until 1935. There, Ardie was a member of the school board and the Board of Stewards of the Methodist Church. From 1935 until 1950, Ardie and his family lived on a farm near Rule which was owned by their son, Sam. Ardie was a member of the Rule Masonic Lodge. He also played the banjo. 

Family

Idora Ray (14 Oct 1884 - 19 Jun 1978)
Marriage*30 Jun 1901 He married Idora Ray at Eagle Springs, Coryell Co., Texas, on 30 Jun 1901 at age 22. 
Children
Last Edited23 Sep 2001

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 75 'probably on... farm near Cornersville, MS.'
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 75.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 81 'in Bell Co., TX... at home near Moody [McLennan Co, TX].'
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 273; POB from Mrs. Bertie West Anderson letter 30 Jan 1979.
  5. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 89.
  6. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 93.
  7. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 77.

Evans Lee Ray

Male, #13593, (17 Sep 1886 - 16 Aug 1975)
Father*William Luther Ray (12 Nov 1861 - 28 Aug 1954)
Mother*Ruby Abie Lee (20 Jul 1867 - 29 Aug 1951)
Birth*17 Sep 1886 Evans was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 Sep 1886.1 
Employment* Evans's occupation: farmer. 
Marriage*24 Dec 1909 He married Mattie Caroline Lesley at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas, on 24 Dec 1909 at age 23.2 
Birth of Son14 Jan 1911 His son Ralph Raymond Ray was born on 14 Jan 1911 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son14 Mar 1920 His son Clyde Lesley Ray was born on 14 Mar 1920 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Death of Mother29 Aug 1951 His mother Ruby Abie Lee died on 29 Aug 1951 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.5 
Death of Father28 Aug 1954 His father William Luther Ray died on 28 Aug 1954 at Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.6 
Death*16 Aug 1975 He died at Knox City, Knox Co., Texas, on 16 Aug 1975 at age 88.2 
Burial* His body was interred at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.2 
Biography*  Mrs. Bertie West Anderson, in a 30 Jan 1979 letter, recorded the name as "Evans Luther Ray." Mrs. Nan Overton West, Mrs. Anderson's sister-in-law, recorded the name as "Evans Lee Ray" in her book The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines: Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas. On p. 275 of the book, Mrs. West notes that except for 2 years in Odessa, TX, Evans farmed in Haskell County Texas until 1961. He was a member of the school board and was the first mail carrier for Jud in Haskell County. For a $1.00 a trip, Evans would carry the mail between Jud and Rochester, an all day trip by horse or hack, three times a week. 

Family

Mattie Caroline Lesley (24 Mar 1889 - 4 Aug 1979)
Marriage*24 Dec 1909 He married Mattie Caroline Lesley at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas, on 24 Dec 1909 at age 23.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 273; POB from Mrs. Bertie West Anderson letter 30 Jan 1979.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 275.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 277.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 279.
  5. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 266.
  6. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267.

Mattie Caroline Lesley

Female, #13594, (24 Mar 1889 - 4 Aug 1979)
Father*James Marion Lesley (s 1859 - )
Mother*Margaret Scott (s 1861 - )
Birth*24 Mar 1889 Mattie was born at Comanche, Comanche Co., Texas, on 24 Mar 1889.1 
Marriage*24 Dec 1909 She married Evans Lee Ray at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas, on 24 Dec 1909 at age 20.1 
Married Name24 Dec 1909  As of 24 Dec 1909, her married name was Ray. 
Birth of Son14 Jan 1911 Her son Ralph Raymond Ray was born on 14 Jan 1911 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son14 Mar 1920 Her son Clyde Lesley Ray was born on 14 Mar 1920 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.3 
Death of Spouse16 Aug 1975 Her husband Evans Lee Ray died on 16 Aug 1975 at Knox City, Knox Co., Texas.1 
Death*4 Aug 1979 She died at Knox City, Knox Co., Texas, on 4 Aug 1979 at age 90.1 
Burial* Her body was interred at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.1 
Biography* Mattie was a Methodist and was noted for her cooking and gardening and was always helping neighbors. \Mrs. Nan Overton West The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines p. 275\. 

Family

Evans Lee Ray (17 Sep 1886 - 16 Aug 1975)
Marriage*24 Dec 1909 She married Evans Lee Ray at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas, on 24 Dec 1909 at age 20.1 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 275.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 277.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 279.

Bertie Idella Ray

Female, #13595, (5 Jul 1891 - 20 Oct 1941)
Father*William Luther Ray (12 Nov 1861 - 28 Aug 1954)
Mother*Ruby Abie Lee (20 Jul 1867 - 29 Aug 1951)
Birth*5 Jul 1891 Bertie was born at Clay Co., Alabama, on 5 Jul 1891.1 
Marriage*25 Dec 1916 She married James Burdine Weaver on 25 Dec 1916 at age 25.2 
Married Name25 Dec 1916  As of 25 Dec 1916, her married name was Weaver. 
Birth of Son19 Dec 1917 Her son Dale Weaver was born on 19 Dec 1917 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son10 Apr 1919 Her son Holland James Weaver was born on 10 Apr 1919 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son16 Sep 1921 Her son John Carl Weaver was born on 16 Sep 1921 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son8 Jul 1923 Her son Billy Ray Weaver was born on 8 Jul 1923 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.5 
Death*20 Oct 1941 She died at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 20 Oct 1941 at age 50.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.2 

Family

James Burdine Weaver (27 Jan 1888 - )
Marriage*25 Dec 1916 She married James Burdine Weaver on 25 Dec 1916 at age 25.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 281; POB from Mrs. Bertie West Anderson letter 30 Jan 1979.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 281.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 282.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 283.
  5. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 284.

James Burdine Weaver

Male, #13596, (27 Jan 1888 - )
Father*W. J. Weaver (s 1858 - )
Birth*27 Jan 1888 James was born on 27 Jan 1888. 
Employment* James's occupation: farmer. 
Marriage*25 Dec 1916 He married Bertie Idella Ray on 25 Dec 1916 at age 28.1 
Birth of Son19 Dec 1917 His son Dale Weaver was born on 19 Dec 1917 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son10 Apr 1919 His son Holland James Weaver was born on 10 Apr 1919 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son16 Sep 1921 His son John Carl Weaver was born on 16 Sep 1921 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.3 
Birth of Son8 Jul 1923 His son Billy Ray Weaver was born on 8 Jul 1923 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Marriage*1943 He married Pearl Harcrow in 1943.1 
Death* He died at Haskell Co., Texas

Family 1

Bertie Idella Ray (5 Jul 1891 - 20 Oct 1941)
Marriage*25 Dec 1916 He married Bertie Idella Ray on 25 Dec 1916 at age 28.1 
Children

Family 2

Pearl Harcrow (1890 - )
Marriage*1943 He married Pearl Harcrow in 1943.1 
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 281.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 282.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 283.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 284.

Dumas Young Ray

Male, #13597, (17 Jun 1894 - 8 Nov 1975)
Father*William Luther Ray (12 Nov 1861 - 28 Aug 1954)
Mother*Ruby Abie Lee (20 Jul 1867 - 29 Aug 1951)
Birth*17 Jun 1894 Dumas was born at near Moody, McLennan Co. in||, Bell Co., Texas, on 17 Jun 1894.1 
Employment* Dumas's occupation: mayor Olton, TX. 
Marriage*23 Jul 1921 He married Velma Victoria Gaskins at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 23 Jul 1921 at age 27.1 
Birth of Son1 Jan 1924 His son Leonard Lowell Ray was born on 1 Jan 1924 at Jud, Haskell Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son6 Sep 1936 His son Gerald Edwin Ray was born on 6 Sep 1936 at Odessa, Ector Co., Texas.3 
Death of Mother29 Aug 1951 His mother Ruby Abie Lee died on 29 Aug 1951 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Death of Father28 Aug 1954 His father William Luther Ray died on 28 Aug 1954 at Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.1 
Death*8 Nov 1975 He died at Olton, Lamb Co., Texas, on 8 Nov 1975 at age 81.5 
Burial* His body was interred at Olton, Lamb Co., Texas.5 
Biography*  Dumas joined the Army during World War I but the war ended before he was sent overseas. He worked for Gulf Oil Company for 20 years in Odessa, TX. He then took up farming at Olton, TX where he was elected mayor and deputy sheriff. He died of a heart attack. \Mrs. Nan Overton West The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines p. 285\. 

Family

Velma Victoria Gaskins (19 Aug 1899 - 19 Jun 1993)
Marriage*23 Jul 1921 He married Velma Victoria Gaskins at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 23 Jul 1921 at age 27.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 285 has '2 Jan 1924' p 287 has '1 Jan 1924.'
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 289.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 266.
  5. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 285.

Velma Victoria Gaskins1

Female, #13598, (19 Aug 1899 - 19 Jun 1993)
Birth*19 Aug 1899 Velma was born at Grandview, Johnson Co., Texas, on 19 Aug 1899.2 
Marriage*23 Jul 1921 She married Dumas Young Ray at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 23 Jul 1921 at age 21.3 
Married Name23 Jul 1921  As of 23 Jul 1921, her married name was Ray. 
Birth of Son1 Jan 1924 Her son Leonard Lowell Ray was born on 1 Jan 1924 at Jud, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Birth of Son6 Sep 1936 Her son Gerald Edwin Ray was born on 6 Sep 1936 at Odessa, Ector Co., Texas.5 
Death of Spouse8 Nov 1975 Her husband Dumas Young Ray died on 8 Nov 1975 at Olton, Lamb Co., Texas.2 
Death*19 Jun 1993 She died at Olton, Lamb Co., Texas, on 19 Jun 1993 at age 93. 

Family

Dumas Young Ray (17 Jun 1894 - 8 Nov 1975)
Marriage*23 Jul 1921 She married Dumas Young Ray at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 23 Jul 1921 at age 21.3 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p. 285: Resided 1981 in convalescent home Plainview, Hale Co, TX.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 285.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 285 has '2 Jan 1924' p 287 has '1 Jan 1924.'
  5. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 289.

Johnny Adele Ray

Female, #13599, (1 Apr 1900 - circa 1900)
Father*William Luther Ray (12 Nov 1861 - 28 Aug 1954)
Mother*Ruby Abie Lee (20 Jul 1867 - 29 Aug 1951)
Birth*1 Apr 1900 Johnny was born at near Moody, McLennan Co. in||, Bell Co., Texas, on 1 Apr 1900.1 
Death*circa 1900 She died circa 1900.2 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267, 270.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267 'd. in infancy.'

Clarence Edward Ray

Male, #13600, (28 Aug 1901 - 4 Jan 1978)
Father*William Luther Ray (12 Nov 1861 - 28 Aug 1954)
Mother*Ruby Abie Lee (20 Jul 1867 - 29 Aug 1951)
Birth*28 Aug 1901 Clarence was born at near Moody, McLennan Co. in||, Bell Co., Texas, on 28 Aug 1901.1 
Employment* Clarence's occupation: Boeing Aircraft. 
Marriage*11 Oct 1925 He married Hattie Alma Wilson at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 1925 at age 24.1 
Birth of Son29 Jan 1929 His son James Edward Ray was born on 29 Jan 1929 at Woodson, Throckmorton Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son11 Sep 1931 His son Billy Donald Ray was born on 11 Sep 1931 at Throckmorton, Throckmorton Co., Texas.1 
Death of Son7 Jan 1933 His son Billy Donald Ray died on 7 Jan 1933 at Stamford, Jones Co., Texas.1 
Death of Mother29 Aug 1951 His mother Ruby Abie Lee died on 29 Aug 1951 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.3 
Death of Father28 Aug 1954 His father William Luther Ray died on 28 Aug 1954 at Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.4 
Death*4 Jan 1978 He died at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 4 Jan 1978 at age 76.1 
Biography* The following is from p. 291 of Mrs. Nan Overton West's book The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines Clarence, who was called "Gay," ... played professional baseball for Gulf Oil Company in the Oil Belt League and the West Texas League. During the depression years of the 1930's, Gay worked as a pumper in the oilfields near Throckmorton, TX. In 1939 he was badly burned in an accident at a well and spent over a year in hospitals in Lubbock and Odessa. His treatment required 223 pieces of grafted skin. He later worked for Gulf Oil in Odessa, TX. During World War II he worked at Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX, and at the Alamogordo, NM, Air Base. From 1945 to 1968 he and his family lived in Missouri, where he and Alma both worked at Boeing Aircraft Co. While living at Belle Plaine, he was with the Police Department and was the first person to arrive at the scene of a tornado at Udall, KS. His assistance to storm victims was recognized in an article about the tornado, later published in Reader's Digest Magazine. After retirement, he lived in Rule, TX, for ten years until his death 4 Jan 1978. 

Family

Hattie Alma Wilson (16 Jun 1904 - 9 Feb 1998)
Marriage*11 Oct 1925 He married Hattie Alma Wilson at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 1925 at age 24.1 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 291.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 292.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 266.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267.

Hattie Alma Wilson

Female, #13601, (16 Jun 1904 - 9 Feb 1998)
Birth*16 Jun 1904 Hattie was born at Anson, Jones Co., Texas, on 16 Jun 1904.1 
Marriage*11 Oct 1925 She married Clarence Edward Ray at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 1925 at age 21.1 
Married Name11 Oct 1925  As of 11 Oct 1925, her married name was Ray. 
Birth of Son29 Jan 1929 Her son James Edward Ray was born on 29 Jan 1929 at Woodson, Throckmorton Co., Texas.2 
Birth of Son11 Sep 1931 Her son Billy Donald Ray was born on 11 Sep 1931 at Throckmorton, Throckmorton Co., Texas.1 
Death of Son7 Jan 1933 Her son Billy Donald Ray died on 7 Jan 1933 at Stamford, Jones Co., Texas.1 
Death of Spouse4 Jan 1978 Her husband Clarence Edward Ray died on 4 Jan 1978 at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas.1 
Death of Son3 Jan 1998 Her son James Edward Ray died on 3 Jan 1998 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.3 
Death*9 Feb 1998 She died at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado, on 9 Feb 1998 at age 93. 

Family

Clarence Edward Ray (28 Aug 1901 - 4 Jan 1978)
Marriage*11 Oct 1925 She married Clarence Edward Ray at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 11 Oct 1925 at age 21.1 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 291.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 292.
  3. U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Online database at Ancestry.com.
    http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

Lottie Florence Ray

Female, #13602, (28 Aug 1901 - 29 May 1986)
Father*William Luther Ray (12 Nov 1861 - 28 Aug 1954)
Mother*Ruby Abie Lee (20 Jul 1867 - 29 Aug 1951)
Birth*28 Aug 1901 Lottie was born at Moody, McLennan Co., Texas, on 28 Aug 1901.1 
Marriage*28 Aug 1927 She married Lester Curtis Burk at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 28 Aug 1927 at age 26.2 
Married Name28 Aug 1927  As of 28 Aug 1927, her married name was Burk. 
Birth of Son19 Jan 1935 Her son Charles Edward Burk was born on 19 Jan 1935 at Knox City, Knox Co., Texas.3 
Death of Mother29 Aug 1951 Her mother Ruby Abie Lee died on 29 Aug 1951 at Rochester, Haskell Co., Texas.4 
Death of Father28 Aug 1954 Her father William Luther Ray died on 28 Aug 1954 at Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.5 
Death of Spouse10 Oct 1967 Her husband Lester Curtis Burk died on 10 Oct 1967 at Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.2 
Death of Son10 Oct 1967 Her son Charles Edward Burk died on 10 Oct 1967 at Fort Sumner, De Baca Co., New Mexico.3 
Death*29 May 1986 She died at Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, on 29 May 1986 at age 84.2 
Burial* Her body was interred at Masonic Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.2 
Biography* Lottie and her husband were Methodists. Mrs. Bertie West Anderson wrote in a 30 Jan 1979 letter that at that time Florence lived at 302 N. Foley, Seymour, TX 76380. \Mrs. Nan Overton West The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines p. 294\. 

Family

Lester Curtis Burk (10 Jul 1899 - 10 Oct 1967)
Marriage*28 Aug 1927 She married Lester Curtis Burk at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 28 Aug 1927 at age 26.2 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 294 'at the family farm near Moody in Coryall County, TX.'
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 294.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 297.
  4. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 266.
  5. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 267.

Lester Curtis Burk

Male, #13603, (10 Jul 1899 - 10 Oct 1967)
Father*John Nathaniel Burk (1870 - 1937)
Mother*Annie Harrison (1876 - 1943)
Birth*10 Jul 1899 Lester was born at Colorado City, Mitchell Co., Texas, on 10 Jul 1899.1 
Employment* Lester's occupation: teacher. 
Marriage*28 Aug 1927 He married Lottie Florence Ray at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 28 Aug 1927 at age 28.1 
Birth of Son19 Jan 1935 His son Charles Edward Burk was born on 19 Jan 1935 at Knox City, Knox Co., Texas.2 
Death of Father1937 His father John Nathaniel Burk died in 1937 at Texas.3 
Death of Mother1943 His mother Annie Harrison died in 1943 at Texas
Death*10 Oct 1967 He died at Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas, on 10 Oct 1967 at age 68.1 
Death of Son10 Oct 1967 His son Charles Edward Burk died on 10 Oct 1967 at Fort Sumner, De Baca Co., New Mexico.2 
Burial* His body was interred at Masonic Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas.1 
Biography* Lester taught vocational agriculture at Seymore for many years. \Mrs. Nan Overton West The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines p. 294\. 

Family

Lottie Florence Ray (28 Aug 1901 - 29 May 1986)
Marriage*28 Aug 1927 He married Lottie Florence Ray at Rule, Haskell Co., Texas, on 28 Aug 1927 at age 28.1 
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 294.
  2. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    p 297.
  3. E-mail written Nov 2009 to Lew Griffin from Gerald Buchanan, e-mail address.

Louis Jefferson Dean

Male, #13604, (22 Aug 1852 - 21 Jan 1922)
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Birth*22 Aug 1852 Louis was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 22 Aug 1852. 
1860 Census24 Sep 1860 Mary, Sylvia, Sarah, Louis and William listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean in the 1860 Census at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama. 33 m-p. 826. 
Employment* Louis's occupation: farmer at Alabama
1870 Census7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Marriage*circa 1874 He married Mary Frances White at Alabama circa 1874. 
Birth of Son14 Apr 1877 His son John Frank Dean was born on 14 Apr 1877 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son16 Jan 1879 His son Martin Luther Dean was born on 16 Jan 1879 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census*1880 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama. 27 m-ED 39 sheet 2 Beat 11. 
Birth of Son11 Aug 1882 His son Thomas Freeman Dean was born on 11 Aug 1882 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son22 Sep 1887 His son William Washington Dean was born on 22 Sep 1887 at Alabama
Birth of Son23 Jan 1895 His son James Wesley Dean was born on 23 Jan 1895 at Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. 47 m-T5 R7 E ED 45 p. 1 line 10. 
Death of Father8 Oct 1905 His father Joseph John Francis Dean died on 8 Oct 1905 at Jackson Co., Alabama
1910 Census*3 May 1910 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. 54 m-ED 47 sheet 14A precinct 28. 
Death of Mother22 Jun 1914 His mother Mary Bathsheba Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1914 at Jackson Co., Alabama
1920 Census*1920 Louis was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. 67 m-ED 149/5/56. 
Death*21 Jan 1922 He died at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama, on 21 Jan 1922 at age 69. 
Burial* His body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama
Biography* Louis Jefferson Dean was the son of Joseph John Francis and Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean. His parents were noted in the 1850 census in Randolph Co., AL and this is where Louis Jefferson Dean is presumed to have been born. He was noted living with his parents in 1860 census records of the Wesobulga P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL. This was probably near Wesobulga Creek which appears to be northwest of Wadley, AL on what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL although it would have been in Randolph Co., AL in 1860. A 17 year old "Louis J. Dean" was noted as a farm laborer living with his parents in the 1870 census of Louina P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL. Louis Jefferson Dean's father is next noted in 1873 in Wesobulga Masonic records so the family apparently remained in the area near what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL until at least then.

Based on the 1900 census records, Louis married Mary Frances White in the mid-1870's. The couple is noted with their young family in Almond, Clay Co., AL in the 1880 census. Unfortunately, the only Almond, AL which has been found, is to the west of Wadley near the Clay Co., AL border but on the Randolph Co., AL side of the line. Also unfortunately, the 1890 census records burned and so it can only be noted that sometime after the 1880 census, the family moved to the Sand Mountain area of Jackson Co., AL to an area just across the county line from Henegar, DeKalb Co., AL. The community became known as Dean's Chapel and was apparently near the little town of Dutton, Jackson Co., AL since Louis Jefferson and his family were noted living in Dutton Beat in Jackson Co., AL in the 1900 census.

Wayne Dean wrote:1

Dean's Chapel, founded and built by my grandfather, Louis Jefferson Dean, when he took his family from Randolph County and settled in Jackson County, is still in use. It is approximately five miles south-west of the De Kalb County line. Everyone in that area knows its location. The cemetery is a few hundred yards from the church, about half way to my father's old home. The original log house was replaced a few years ago and one of my cousins still lives on the farm.... By the way, there is an older cemetery, a couple of miles from Dean's Chapel, where some of our ancestors are buried but most of the markers are eroded beyond recognition. It is just across the line in De Kalb County.

Louis Jefferson Dean died in 1922 at the age of 69. 

Family

Mary Frances White (29 Apr 1858 - 13 Oct 1923)
Marriage*circa 1874 He married Mary Frances White at Alabama circa 1874. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited4 Mar 2000

Citations

  1. letter 15 Jan 1979

Mary Frances White

Female, #13605, (29 Apr 1858 - 13 Oct 1923)
Birth*29 Apr 1858 Mary was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 29 Apr 1858. 
Marriage*circa 1874 She married Louis Jefferson Dean at Alabama circa 1874. 
Married Namecirca 1874  As of circa 1874, her married name was Dean. 
Birth of Son14 Apr 1877 Her son John Frank Dean was born on 14 Apr 1877 at Randolph Co., Alabama
Birth of Son16 Jan 1879 Her son Martin Luther Dean was born on 16 Jan 1879 at Randolph Co., Alabama
1880 Census1880 Mary was listed as Louis Jefferson Dean's wife on the 1880 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama. 27 m-ED 39 sheet 2 Beat 11. 
Birth of Son11 Aug 1882 Her son Thomas Freeman Dean was born on 11 Aug 1882 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son22 Sep 1887 Her son William Washington Dean was born on 22 Sep 1887 at Alabama
Birth of Son23 Jan 1895 Her son James Wesley Dean was born on 23 Jan 1895 at Alabama
1900 Census1900 Mary was listed as Louis Jefferson Dean's wife on the 1900 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. 47 m-T5 R7 E ED 45 p. 1 line 10. 
1910 Census3 May 1910 Mary was listed as Louis Jefferson Dean's wife on the 1910 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. 54 m-ED 47 sheet 14A precinct 28. 
1920 Census1920 Mary was listed as Louis Jefferson Dean's wife on the 1920 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. 67 m-ED 149/5/56. 
Death of Spouse21 Jan 1922 Her husband Louis Jefferson Dean died on 21 Jan 1922 at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama
Death*13 Oct 1923 She died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 13 Oct 1923 at age 65. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama

Family

Louis Jefferson Dean (22 Aug 1852 - 21 Jan 1922)
Marriage*circa 1874 She married Louis Jefferson Dean at Alabama circa 1874. 
Children
Last Edited7 Aug 1999

Sylvia J. Dean

Female, #13606, (1854 - 1902)
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Birth*1854 Sylvia was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1854. 
1860 Census24 Sep 1860 Mary, Sylvia, Sarah, Louis and William listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean in the 1860 Census at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama. 33 m-p. 826. 
1870 Census7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Marriage* She married Bud Thompson at Alabama
Married Name Her married name was Thompson. 
Death*1902 She died at Jackson Co., Alabama, in 1902. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama

Family

Bud Thompson (circa 1851 - )
Marriage* She married Bud Thompson at Alabama
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited6 Aug 1999

Bud Thompson

Male, #13607, (circa 1851 - )
Birth*circa 1851 Bud was born circa 1851. 
Marriage* He married Sylvia J. Dean at Alabama

Family

Sylvia J. Dean (1854 - 1902)
Last Edited1 Aug 1999

William Fletcher Dean1

Male, #13608, (14 Jun 1855 - 2 Jan 1940)
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Birth*14 Jun 1855 William was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 14 Jun 1855. 
1860 Census24 Sep 1860 Mary, Sylvia, Sarah, Louis and William listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean in the 1860 Census at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama. 33 m-p. 826. 
1870 Census7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Employment* William's occupation: farmer at Alabama
Marriage*29 Sep 1875 He married Martha Maria Tate at Alabama on 29 Sep 1875 at age 20. 
Birth of Son4 Aug 1876 His son William Henry Justus Dean was born on 4 Aug 1876 at Alabama
Birth of Son11 Oct 1877 His son Joseph T. Dean was born on 11 Oct 1877 at Alabama
Birth of Son2 Mar 1879 His son John Wesley Dean was born on 2 Mar 1879 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son29 Dec 1880 His son Samuel Huey Dean was born on 29 Dec 1880 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son29 Sep 1881 His son Samuel Huey Dean died on 29 Sep 1881 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son22 Mar 1882 His son David Clayton Dean was born on 22 Mar 1882 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Aug 1883 His son Leslie Columbus Dean was born on 18 Aug 1883 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son28 Jan 1885 His son Calvin Monroe Dean was born on 28 Jan 1885 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son10 Oct 1885 His son Joseph T. Dean died on 10 Oct 1885 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son5 Apr 1886 His son Houston Bordon Dean was born on 5 Apr 1886 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Jan 1891 His son Leander Milton Dean was born on 24 Jan 1891 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Jul 1892 His son Edgar Marker Dean was born on 24 Jul 1892 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Jan 1894 His son Vichel H. Dean was born on 18 Jan 1894 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Aug 1895 His son Jewel Albert Dean was born on 24 Aug 1895 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Mar 1897 His son Junior M. Dean was born on 17 Mar 1897 at Clay Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Coleta, Clay Co., Alabama. 45 m-107/10. 
Death of Father8 Oct 1905 His father Joseph John Francis Dean died on 8 Oct 1905 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death of Son25 May 1907 His son William Henry Justus Dean died on 25 May 1907 at Childersburg, Talladega Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Clay Co., Alabama. 55 m-ED 38 sheet 17. 
Death of Mother22 Jun 1914 His mother Mary Bathsheba Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1914 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death of Son27 Oct 1918 His son Houston Bordon Dean died on 27 Oct 1918 at Clay Co., Alabama
1920 Census*18 Feb 1920 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama. 64 m-ED 42/28/66. 
Death of Spouse11 Jan 1937 His wife Martha Maria Tate died on 11 Jan 1937 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death*2 Jan 1940 He died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 Jan 1940 at age 84. 
Burial* His body was interred at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* William Fletcher Dean was the son of Joseph John Francis and Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean. His parents were noted in the 1850 census in Randolph Co., AL and this is where Fletcher is presumed to have been born. He was noted living with his parents in 1860 census records of the Wesobulga P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL. This was probably near Wesobulga Creek which appears to be northwest of Wadley, AL on what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL although it would have been in Randolph Co., AL in 1860. A 12 year old "Wm. F. Dean" was noted with his parents in the 1870 census of Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL.

It might have been around this time that an incident happened which Fletcher recounted to his granddaughter, Mrs. Ted (Estelle German) Canter. Fletcher Dean's mother told him to pick blackberries for a pie and he refused because he thought that he already had more than he could do for the day and his mother proceeded to throw a butcher knife at him which cut a gash in his head.3 This incident obviously made a lasting impression on him. Fletcher Dean's father is next noted in 1873 in Wesobulga Masonic records so the family apparently remained in the area near what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL until at least then.

In 1875, Fletcher Dean married Martha Tate. They homesteaded 150 acres on London mountain near Chandler Springs.4 London Mountain is in the Talladega National Forest in an area which was originally in Talladega Co., AL but which is now on the Clay Co., AL side of the Talladega/Clay county line. It is due west of Lineville, AL and appears to be halfway between Ashland in Clay County and Waldo in Talladega Co., AL.

After the log house that the family lived in was destroyed by fire around 1920, Fletcher sold the land to his sons, John and Leslie, and did sharecropping in Barfield and Saks, and then he moved his family to the Friendship community and worked on the Mellon farm in Oxford, AL.4 Barfield is northeast of Lineville in Clay Co., AL. Saks is near Fort McClellan in the vicinity of Anniston in Calhoun Co., AL. Oxford is southeast of Anniston in Calhoun Co., AL and Friendship is in the Talladega National Forest near Oxford.

In addition to farming, Fletcher Dean canned and sold vegetables in nearby cities.4 He was a religious man who always carried his Bible.4 In the mid-1930's, Fletcher Dean and his wife, Martha, broke up housekeeping and went to live with their children.4

In 1937, he lost his wife of 61 years. William Fletcher Dean died in 1940 at the age of 84. 

Family

Martha Maria Tate (9 Sep 1859 - 11 Jan 1937)
Marriage*29 Sep 1875 He married Martha Maria Tate at Alabama on 29 Sep 1875 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited25 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. Bobby and Helen Lackey, A Walk in the Past 1700--1990, .
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    According to p. 339 of the [UL:Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama:UL] published by the Clay County, Alabama Historical Society, the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ Cemetery is located in "[IT:Township 19, Range 7, S.W. Corner of Section 34, Clay County, Al.:IT]."
  3. Mary Lillian (Butler) Pierce letter 19 Mar 1980
  4. Mrs. Bobby Lackey, William Fletcher Dean/Martha Tate family history

Martha Maria Tate1

Female, #13609, (9 Sep 1859 - 11 Jan 1937)
Father*Hampton Hale Tate (10 Apr 1839 - c 1868)
Mother*Frances M. Hobbs (30 Dec 1836 - 7 Nov 1926)
Birth*9 Sep 1859 Martha was born at Alabama on 9 Sep 1859. 
Death of Fathercirca 1868 Her father Hampton Hale Tate died circa 1868. 
Marriage*29 Sep 1875 She married William Fletcher Dean at Alabama on 29 Sep 1875 at age 16. 
Married Name29 Sep 1875  As of 29 Sep 1875, her married name was Dean. 
Birth of Son4 Aug 1876 Her son William Henry Justus Dean was born on 4 Aug 1876 at Alabama
Birth of Son11 Oct 1877 Her son Joseph T. Dean was born on 11 Oct 1877 at Alabama
Birth of Son2 Mar 1879 Her son John Wesley Dean was born on 2 Mar 1879 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son29 Dec 1880 Her son Samuel Huey Dean was born on 29 Dec 1880 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son29 Sep 1881 Her son Samuel Huey Dean died on 29 Sep 1881 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son22 Mar 1882 Her son David Clayton Dean was born on 22 Mar 1882 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Aug 1883 Her son Leslie Columbus Dean was born on 18 Aug 1883 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son28 Jan 1885 Her son Calvin Monroe Dean was born on 28 Jan 1885 at Clay Co., Alabama
Death of Son10 Oct 1885 Her son Joseph T. Dean died on 10 Oct 1885 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son5 Apr 1886 Her son Houston Bordon Dean was born on 5 Apr 1886 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Jan 1891 Her son Leander Milton Dean was born on 24 Jan 1891 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Jul 1892 Her son Edgar Marker Dean was born on 24 Jul 1892 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son18 Jan 1894 Her son Vichel H. Dean was born on 18 Jan 1894 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Aug 1895 Her son Jewel Albert Dean was born on 24 Aug 1895 at Clay Co., Alabama
Birth of Son17 Mar 1897 Her son Junior M. Dean was born on 17 Mar 1897 at Clay Co., Alabama
1900 Census1900 Martha was listed as William Fletcher Dean's wife on the 1900 Census at Coleta, Clay Co., Alabama. 45 m-107/10. 
Death of Son25 May 1907 Her son William Henry Justus Dean died on 25 May 1907 at Childersburg, Talladega Co., Alabama
1910 Census1910 Martha was listed as William Fletcher Dean's wife on the 1910 Census at Clay Co., Alabama. 55 m-ED 38 sheet 17. 
Death of Son27 Oct 1918 Her son Houston Bordon Dean died on 27 Oct 1918 at Clay Co., Alabama
1920 Census18 Feb 1920 Martha was listed as William Fletcher Dean's wife on the 1920 Census at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama. 64 m-ED 42/28/66. 
Death of Mother7 Nov 1926 Her mother Frances M. Hobbs died on 7 Nov 1926. 
Death*11 Jan 1937 She died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 11 Jan 1937 at age 77. 
Burial*13 Jan 1937 Her body was interred on 13 Jan 1937 at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* Martha wove the fabric which she used to make suits, shirts and dresses for her family.3 She also taught penmanship.3 She suffered from asthma and also, around 1930, Martha had a bad fall and broke her shoulder which remained paralyzed for the rest of her life.3 In 1935, for their 60th wedding anniversary, the congregation of the Church of Christ at 16th and Noble in Anniston gave Fletcher and Martha a Bible which had a cover of wood from Jerusalem which they passed on to their granddaughter, Mrs. Ted (Estelle German) Cantor.3
 

Family

William Fletcher Dean (14 Jun 1855 - 2 Jan 1940)
Marriage*29 Sep 1875 She married William Fletcher Dean at Alabama on 29 Sep 1875 at age 16. 
Children
Last Edited25 Oct 2001

Citations

  1. Bobby and Helen Lackey, A Walk in the Past 1700--1990, .
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 339.
  3. Mrs. Bobby Lackey, William Fletcher Dean/Martha Tate family history

Sarah Isabel Dean

Female, #13610, (Aug 1858 - )
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Birth*Aug 1858 Sarah was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, in Aug 1858. 
1860 Census24 Sep 1860 Mary, Sylvia, Sarah, Louis and William listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean in the 1860 Census at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama. 33 m-p. 826. 
1870 Census7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Marriage*23 Feb 1882 She married Asbury Olin Wright at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 23 Feb 1882 at age 23. 
Married Name23 Feb 1882  As of 23 Feb 1882, her married name was Wright. 
1900 Census*1900 Sarah was listed as Asbury Olin Wright's wife on the 1900 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 42 m-ED 73 p. 4 hh 63. 
1910 Census1910 Sarah was listed as Asbury Olin Wright's wife on the 1910 Census at Jackson Co., Alabama. 52 m-ED 30 sheet 2. 
Death* She died at Alabama
Biography* Sarah Isabel was the daughter of Joseph John Francis and Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean. She was noted living with her parents in 1860 census records of the Wesobulga P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL and this is where she is presumed to have been born. This was probably near Wesobulga Creek which appears to be northwest of Wadley, AL on what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL although it would have been in Randolph Co., AL in 1860.A 10 year old "Sarah E. Dean" was noted with his parents in the 1870 census of Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL. Her father is next noted in 1873 in Wesobulga Masonic records so the family apparently remained in the area near what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL until at least then. Sarah's parents then moved to the Sand Mountain area near the border between Jackson and DeKalb Co., AL. The area where they settled became known as Dean's Chapel community which is in Jackson Co., AL across the county line from Sylvania and Henegar which are in DeKalb Co., AL.

In 1882, Sarah married Asbury Olin Wright and they settled down to raise their family in Pine Grove, De Kalb Co., AL where they were noted in the 1900 census. According to the 1910 census record, the family had moved across the county line to Jackson Co., AL. The census record also notes that Sarah had given birth to four children but that only two were still living in 1910. It is not known if Sarah and Asbury Olin Wright remained in the area. Mary Lillian (Butler) Pierce was unable to locate graves for either of them in Dean's Chapel Cemetery.1 

Family

Asbury Olin Wright (Mar 1858 - )
Marriage*23 Feb 1882 She married Asbury Olin Wright at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 23 Feb 1882 at age 23. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited7 Aug 1999

Citations

  1. letter 11 Jun 1980

Asbury Olin Wright

Male, #13611, (Mar 1858 - )
Birth*Mar 1858 Asbury was born at Alabama in Mar 1858. 
Marriage*23 Feb 1882 He married Sarah Isabel Dean at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 23 Feb 1882 at age 23. 
1900 Census*1900 Asbury was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 42 m-ED 73 p. 4 hh 63. 
1910 Census*1910 Asbury was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Jackson Co., Alabama. 52 m-ED 30 sheet 2. 
Death* He died at Alabama

Family

Sarah Isabel Dean (Aug 1858 - )
Children
Last Edited4 Mar 2000

John Dean

Male, #13612, (May 1860 - )
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Birth*May 1860 John was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, in May 1860. 
1870 Census7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Marriage* He married Bier Lomzon at Alabama
Death* He died at Alabama

Family

Bier Lomzon (circa 1863 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited7 Aug 1999

Bier Lomzon

Female, #13613, (circa 1863 - )
Birth*circa 1863 Bier was born circa 1863. 
Marriage* She married John Dean at Alabama
Married Name Her married name was Dean. 

Family

John Dean (May 1860 - )
Last Edited1 Aug 1999

Emily E. Dean

Female, #13614, (4 Jun 1862 - 6 Dec 1951)
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Name Variation She was also known as Emma. 
Birth*4 Jun 1862 Emily was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 4 Jun 1862. 
1870 Census7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Marriage*1 Aug 1882 She married Edmond Baylor Elliott at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Aug 1882 at age 20. 
Married Name1 Aug 1882  As of 1 Aug 1882, her married name was Elliott. 
Birth of Son25 May 1883 Her son John Frank Elliott was born on 25 May 1883 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.1 
Birth of Son22 Aug 1892 Her son Edmond Jackson Elliott was born on 22 Aug 1892 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Emily was listed as Edmond Baylor Elliott's wife on the 1900 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 35 m-ED 73 sheet 2 hh 22. 
Death of Father8 Oct 1905 Her father Joseph John Francis Dean died on 8 Oct 1905 at Jackson Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 Emily was listed as Edmond Baylor Elliott's wife on the 1910 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama. 45 m-ED 45 sheet 8. 
Death of Mother22 Jun 1914 Her mother Mary Bathsheba Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1914 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death*6 Dec 1951 She died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 6 Dec 1951 at age 89. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama
Biography* Emily E. Dean was known as "Emma." She was the daughter of Joseph John Francis and Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean. Her parents were noted in 1860 census records of the Wesobulga P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL and this is where she is presumed to have been born. This was probably near Wesobulga Creek which appears to be northwest of Wadley, AL on what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL although it would have been in Randolph Co., AL in 1860. A seven year old "Emily E. Dean" was noted with her parents in the 1870 census of Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL. Her father is next noted in 1873 in Wesobulga Masonic records so the family apparently remained in the area near what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL until at least then. Emily's parents then moved to the Sand Mountain area near the border between Jackson and DeKalb Co., AL. The area where they settled became known as Dean's Chapel community which is in Jackson Co., AL across the county line from Sylvania and Henegar which are in DeKalb Co., AL.

In 1882, Emily married Edmond B. Elliott and they settled down to raise their family in Pine Grove, De Kalb Co., AL where they were noted in the 1900 census. According to the 1910 census record, Emily had given birth to seven children and all seven were still living in 1910. At some point, Emily and Ed apparently moved across the Jackson Co., AL line. Wayne Dean wrote2 that "Uncle Ed and Aunt Emily Elliott's" home was "in sight of Dean's Chapel." Emily died in 1951 at the age of 89. 

Family

Edmond Baylor Elliott (2 Jul 1864 - 24 Apr 1954)
Marriage*1 Aug 1882 She married Edmond Baylor Elliott at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Aug 1882 at age 20. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited9 Aug 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Lew Griffin from Jamie Brooks, e-mail address.
  2. letter 15 Jan 1979

Edmond Baylor Elliott1

Male, #13615, (2 Jul 1864 - 24 Apr 1954)
Father*John Augustus Elliott (26 Aug 1836 - 10 Jun 1906)
Mother*Georgia Ann Gilbert2 (19 Jun 1839 - 28 Apr 1902)
Birth*2 Jul 1864 Edmond was born at Georgia on 2 Jul 1864. 
Marriage*1 Aug 1882 He married Emily E. Dean at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Aug 1882 at age 18. 
Birth of Son25 May 1883 His son John Frank Elliott was born on 25 May 1883 at DeKalb Co., Alabama.2 
Birth of Son22 Aug 1892 His son Edmond Jackson Elliott was born on 22 Aug 1892 at DeKalb Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Edmond was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 35 m-ED 73 sheet 2 hh 22. 
Death of Mother28 Apr 1902 His mother Georgia Ann Gilbert died on 28 Apr 1902.1 
Death of Father10 Jun 1906 His father John Augustus Elliott died on 10 Jun 1906.1 
1910 Census*1910 Edmond was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at DeKalb Co., Alabama. 45 m-ED 45 sheet 8. 
Death of Spouse6 Dec 1951 His wife Emily E. Dean died on 6 Dec 1951 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death*24 Apr 1954 He died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 24 Apr 1954 at age 89. 
Burial* His body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama

Family

Emily E. Dean (4 Jun 1862 - 6 Dec 1951)
Marriage*1 Aug 1882 He married Emily E. Dean at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Aug 1882 at age 18. 
Children
Last Edited5 Feb 2005

Citations

  1. E-mail written Jan 2005 to Warren L. Culpepper from James Gunter, e-mail address.
  2. E-mail written 2003-2007 to Lew Griffin from Jamie Brooks, e-mail address.

Mary Melvina Dean

Female, #13616, (18 Feb 1866 - 5 Apr 1941)
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Malley Dean. 
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Mollie Dean. 
Birth*18 Feb 1866 Mary was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 18 Feb 1866. 
1870 Census7 Jul 1870 Mary, Sylvia, John, Mary, Louis, William, Sarah and Emily listed as a household member living with Joseph John Francis Dean on the 1870 Census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama. 44 m-Township 22. 
Marriage*1 Apr 1884 She married William Jefferson Wright at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Apr 1884 at age 18. 
Married Name1 Apr 1884  As of 1 Apr 1884, her married name was Wright. 
Birth of Son21 Jan 1888 Her son John W. Wright was born on 21 Jan 1888 at Alabama
Birth of Son19 Mar 1892 Her son George Washington Wright was born on 19 Mar 1892 at Alabama
Birth of SonFeb 1894 Her son Richmond C. Wright was born in Feb 1894 at Alabama
Birth of SonApr 1896 Her son Thomas W. Wright was born in Apr 1896 at Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Mary was listed as William Jefferson Wright's wife on the 1900 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 52 m-ED 73 sheet 6 hh 102. 
Death of Father8 Oct 1905 Her father Joseph John Francis Dean died on 8 Oct 1905 at Jackson Co., Alabama
1910 Census*1910 Mary was listed as William Jefferson Wright's wife on the 1910 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 61 m-ED 45 sheet 4 Precinct 15. 
Death of Mother22 Jun 1914 Her mother Mary Bathsheba Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1914 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death of Spouse16 Nov 1921 Her husband William Jefferson Wright died on 16 Nov 1921 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death*5 Apr 1941 She died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 5 Apr 1941 at age 75. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama
Biography* Mary M. Dean was the daughter of Joseph John Francis and Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean. Her parents were noted in 1860 census records of the Wesobulga P. O. District, Randolph Co., AL and a five year old "Mary M. Dean" was noted with her parents in the 1870 census of Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL so Mary is presumed to have been born in Randolph Co., AL. Her father is next noted in 1873 in Wesobulga Masonic records so the family apparently remained in the area near what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL until at least then. Mary's parents then moved to the Sand Mountain area near the border between Jackson and DeKalb Co., AL. The area where they settled became known as Dean's Chapel community which is in Jackson Co., AL across the county line from Sylvania and Henegar which are in DeKalb Co., AL.

In 1884, Mary married William J. Wright and they settled down to raise their family in Pine Grove, De Kalb Co., AL where they were noted in 1900 and 1910 census records. According to the 1910 census record, Mary had given birth to eight children and all were still living in 1910.

Mary was 55 years old when she lost her husband of 37 years. Mary died in 1941 at the age of 75. 

Family

William Jefferson Wright (7 Nov 1848 - 16 Nov 1921)
Marriage*1 Apr 1884 She married William Jefferson Wright at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Apr 1884 at age 18. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited1 Oct 2017

William Jefferson Wright

Male, #13617, (7 Nov 1848 - 16 Nov 1921)
Birth*7 Nov 1848 William was born at Georgia on 7 Nov 1848. 
Marriage*1 Apr 1884 He married Mary Melvina Dean at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Apr 1884 at age 35. 
Birth of Son21 Jan 1888 His son John W. Wright was born on 21 Jan 1888 at Alabama
Birth of Son19 Mar 1892 His son George Washington Wright was born on 19 Mar 1892 at Alabama
Birth of SonFeb 1894 His son Richmond C. Wright was born in Feb 1894 at Alabama
Birth of SonApr 1896 His son Thomas W. Wright was born in Apr 1896 at Alabama
1900 Census*1900 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 52 m-ED 73 sheet 6 hh 102. 
1910 Census*1910 William was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Pine Grove, DeKalb Co., Alabama. 61 m-ED 45 sheet 4 Precinct 15. 
Death*16 Nov 1921 He died at Jackson Co., Alabama, on 16 Nov 1921 at age 73. 
Burial* His body was interred at Dean's Chapel Cemetery, Jackson Co., Alabama

Family

Mary Melvina Dean (18 Feb 1866 - 5 Apr 1941)
Marriage*1 Apr 1884 He married Mary Melvina Dean at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 1 Apr 1884 at age 35. 
Children
Last Edited2 Apr 2003

Nancy Ann Dean

Female, #13618, (Mar 1868 - before 1910)
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Birth*Mar 1868 Nancy was born at Randolph Co., Alabama, in Mar 1868. 
Marriage*23 Dec 1886 She married John T. Ragsdale at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1886 at age 18. 
Married Name23 Dec 1886  As of 23 Dec 1886, her married name was Ragsdale. 
Birth of SonFeb 1895 Her son Thomas A. Ragsdale was born in Feb 1895 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son8 Jan 1898 Her son Walter Eugene Ragsdale was born on 8 Jan 1898 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Death*before 1910 She died at Jackson Co., Alabama, before 1910. 
Biography* "Nannie" and John had one child. 

Family

John T. Ragsdale (Dec 1869 - )
Marriage*23 Dec 1886 She married John T. Ragsdale at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1886 at age 18. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited1 Aug 1999

John T. Ragsdale

Male, #13619, (Dec 1869 - )
Birth*Dec 1869 John was born in Dec 1869. 
Marriage*23 Dec 1886 He married Nancy Ann Dean at DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 23 Dec 1886. 
Birth of SonFeb 1895 His son Thomas A. Ragsdale was born in Feb 1895 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son8 Jan 1898 His son Walter Eugene Ragsdale was born on 8 Jan 1898 at Jackson Co., Alabama

Family

Nancy Ann Dean (Mar 1868 - before 1910)
Children
Last Edited9 Jul 1999

Elias Washington Dean

Male, #13620, (31 Jul 1870 - Sep 1940)
Father*Joseph John Francis Dean (25 Apr 1828 - 8 Oct 1905)
Mother*Mary Bathsheba Culpepper (17 Mar 1833 - 22 Jun 1914)
Name Variation He was also known as Wash. 
Birth*31 Jul 1870 Elias was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 31 Jul 1870. 
Employment* Elias's occupation: farmer at Alabama
Marriage*circa 1893 He married Mattie Beulah Payne Allen at Alabama circa 1893. 
Birth of Son7 Feb 1895 His son Edward Ellison Dean was born on 7 Feb 1895 at Alabama
Birth of Son7 Feb 1895 His son William Ezra Dean was born on 7 Feb 1895 at Alabama
Birth of Son14 Feb 1897 His son John Thomas Dean was born on 14 Feb 1897 at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son10 Oct 1898 His son Charles Jackson Dean was born on 10 Oct 1898 at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama
1900 Census*1900 Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Dutton, Jackson Co., Alabama. 29 m-ED 45 sheet 11 hh 211. 
Birth of Son2 Sep 1900 His son Horace Horatio Dean was born on 2 Sep 1900 at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son11 Aug 1903 His son Joseph Perry Dean was born on 11 Aug 1903 at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son12 Sep 1905 His son Lewis Hopkins Dean was born on 12 Sep 1905 at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama
Death of Father8 Oct 1905 His father Joseph John Francis Dean died on 8 Oct 1905 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son24 Jun 1909 His son Dudley Adonis Dean was born on 24 Jun 1909 at Sand Mountain, near Henagar, Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son2 May 1913 His son James Lowell Dean was born on 2 May 1913 at Baxley, Appling Co., Georgia
Death of Mother22 Jun 1914 His mother Mary Bathsheba Culpepper died on 22 Jun 1914 at Jackson Co., Alabama
Birth of Son31 Mar 1916 His son Elias Washington Dean Jr. was born on 31 Mar 1916 at Baxley, Appling Co., Georgia
1920 Census*1920 Elias was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Appling Co., Georgia. 49 m-ED 7/14/75. 
Death of Son10 Nov 1938 His son Edward Ellison Dean died on 10 Nov 1938 at Hazlehurst, Jeff Davis Co., Georgia
Death*Sep 1940 He died at Baxley, Appling Co., Georgia, in Sep 1940 at age 70. 
Biography* Elias Washington Dean was the son of Joseph John Francis and Mary Bathsheba (Culpepper) Dean. His parents were noted in the 1870 census of Louina P. O. District (now Wadley), Randolph Co., AL so this is where Wash is presumed to have been born. His father is next noted in 1873 in Wesobulga Masonic records so the family apparently remained in the area near what is now the border between Clay and Randolph Co., AL until at least then. Wash's parents then moved to the Sand Mountain area near the border between Jackson and DeKalb Co., AL. The area where they settled became known as Dean's Chapel community which is in Jackson Co., AL across the county line from Sylvania and Henegar which are in DeKalb Co., AL.

Based on the 1900 census record, Wash apparently married Mattie Beulah Payne Allen around 1893 or 1894 and they settled down to raise their family. Around 1911, they moved their family to southern Georgia and eventually settled down in Baxley, Appling Co., GA.1 This is where Wash died in 1940 at the age of 70. 

Family

Mattie Beulah Payne Allen (7 Mar 1877 - 12 Jan 1957)
Marriage*circa 1893 He married Mattie Beulah Payne Allen at Alabama circa 1893. 
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#1)
John Culpepper of Randolph Co, AL: Descendant Chart (#2)
Last Edited10 Sep 2003

Citations

  1. Dean Family Chart