Friday, June 5, 2015

Josephus G. Hall (1847-1919)

Josephus G. “Joe” Hall was born on April 4, 1847 in Smith County, Tennessee.  He was the son of Thomas T. Hall and Susanna Fisher.  Joe was raised on the family farm in Smith County, Tennessee.

Joe married Carrie Maude McGehee around 1888 in Todd County, Kentucky.  He was 43 years old and she was 18 years.  Carrie was born on November 21, 1870 in Todd County, Kentucky, the daughter of John C. McGehee and Juliet Ann Pendleton.

Joe and Carrie had one child:

Harry Hall                  born January 9, 1890

In 1900, Joe and Carrie were living in a home in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.  Joe was working at a dry goods store at that time.  Joe’s nephew, Arnet Hall, was also listed in the household.  Arnett was the son of Joe’s brother, Dero Hall.

By 1910, Joe and Carrie had moved their family onto a farm in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky, where they worked the land together.

Carrie Maude McGehee Hall died on April 23, 1919 in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.  The cause of death listed was “tuberculosis of the lungs.”  She was buried in the Slaughter Cemetery in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.  Carrie was 48 years old at her death.

Josephus G. Hall followed his wife in death just three months later.  He died on July 13, 1919 in Todd County, Kentucky.  The cause of death was apoplexy (stroke).  Joe was buried beside his wife in the Slaughter Cemetery in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.  He was 72 years old at his death.


Notes for Josephus G. Hall
Birth & Death:  “J G Hall,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
1850 US Census:  “Joseph Hall,” Year: 1850; Census Place: District 12, Macon, Tennessee; Roll: M432_888; Page: 199A; Image: 401.  Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1860 US Census: “Joseph Hall,” Year: 1860; Census Place: District 4, Smith, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1272; Page: 301; Image: 77; Family History Library Film: 805272.  Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1870 US Census: “Josephus Hall,” Year: 1870; Census Place: District 7, Smith, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1564; Page: 89B; Image: 183; Family History Library Film: 553063.  Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1880 US Census:  “Joe Hall,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Corleys School House, Trousdale, Tennessee; Roll: 1283; Family History Film:1255283; Page: 1C; Enumeration District: 223.  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
Marriage to Carrie:  1900 US Census
1900 US Census: “Joseph Hall,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Clifty, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: 552; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1240552.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census: “Joe G Hall,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Clifty, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T624_504; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0100; FHL microfilm: 1374517.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Burial:  “Joseph G Hall,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for Carrie Maude McGehee
Birth & Death: “Carrie Hall,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
1880 US Census:  “C M McGehee,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Clifty, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: 443; Family History Film: 1254443; Page: 126B; Enumeration District: 070; Image: 0033.  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 
Burial:  “Carrie Maude Hall,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Harry Hall (1890-1982)

Harry Hall was born on January 9, 1890 in Todd County, Kentucky.  He was the only child born to Josephus G. Hall and Carrie Maude McGehee.  Harry was raised in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky, where his father worked in a dry goods store.

Harry married Mona L. “Monie” Willis around 1911 in Todd County, Kentucky.  He was 20 years old and she was 16 years.  Monie was born on June 14, 1894 in Todd County, Kentucky, the daughter of Protice Willis and Georgia Ann Mayes.

Harry and Monie were the parents of at least seven children:

Marvin Hall                born March 11, 1912
Brank Hall                 born January 15, 1914
Mabel Hall                 born December 18, 1917
May Hall                    born November 3, 1922
Ruth Hall                   born October 12, 1924
Joe Gill Hall              born July 11, 1927
Ann Hall                    born September 29, 1929

After their marriage, Harry and Monie settled their family in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky, where they lived and worked on a farm.

Harry registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917 in Todd County, Kentucky.  He was described as of medium height and build, with dark hair and one brown eye and one blue eye.  Harry claimed exemption from the draft because he was caring for his parents, as well as his wife and children.  He did not serve in the war.

In 1930, Harry and Monie and their children were living on a farm on Clarksville and Greenville Road in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.

Mona L. Willis Hall died on May 8, 1942 in the Muhlenberg County Community Hospital in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  The cause of death listed was “mesenteric thrombosis” and “intestinal rupture.”  Mona was buried in the Slaughter Cemetery in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.  She was 48 years old at her death.

Harry remarried thirty years later.  He married Myrtle Grace, a widow, on January 19, 1973 in Logan County, Kentucky.  He was 83 years old and she was 70 years.  Myrtle was born in 1902 in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the daughter of Hugh F. Lee and Nettie M. Rust.

Harry Hall died nine years later, on March 26, 1982 in Grayson County, Kentucky.  He was laid to rest next to his first wife, Mona Willis Hall, in the Slaughter Cemetery in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.  Harry was 92 years old at his death.



Notes for Harry Hall
Birth:  “Harry Hall,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1900 US Census: “Harry Hall,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Clifty, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: 552; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1240552.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census: “Harry Hall,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Clifty, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T624_504; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0100; FHL microfilm: 1374517. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Marriage to Mona:
Military:  “Harry Hall,” Registration State: Kentucky; Registration County: Todd; Roll: 1653843.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
1920 US Census: “Harry Hall,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Clifty, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T625_599; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 114; Image: 295.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census: “Harry Hall,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Sharon and Clifty, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: 778; Page: 7A; Enumeration District:0004; Image: 663.0; FHL microfilm: 2340513.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “Harry Hall,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1358; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 110-2.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Marriage to Myrtle:  “Myrtle Grace,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Marriage Index, 1973-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Death:  “Harry Hall,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for Mona L. Willis
Birth & Death:  “Mona Hall,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
1900 US Census: “Monie L Willis,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Boggess, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 545; Page: 2B; Enumeration District:0068; FHL microfilm: 1240545.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census: “Monia Willis,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Kirkmansville, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T624_504; Page: 5A; Enumeration District:0098; FHL microfilm:  1374517.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Burial:  “Monie Hall,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for Myrtle Lee
Birth & Death: “Myrtle C Hall,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
1910 US Census:  “Myrtle Lee,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Courthouse, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T624_497; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1374510.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Marriage to David:  1920 US Census
1920 US Census:  “Myrtle Crick,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T625_593; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 92; Image: 221.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  “Myrtle Crick,” Year: 1930; Census Place: District 4, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 772; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0023; Image: 115.0; FHL microfilm: 2340507.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census: “Myrtle Crick,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1344; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 89-28.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Marriage to Elbert:  “Elbert Grace,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Myrtle Lee (1902-1987)

Myrtle Lee was born in 1902 in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Hugh F. Lee and Nettie M. Rust.  Myrtle was raised on the family farm in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

Myrtle married David Myers Crick around 1919 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was 17 years old and he was 31 years.  David was born on August 16, 1888 in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the son of William Andrew Crick and Martha Jane Boggess.

Two years before his marriage, David registered for the draft for the First World War.  He registered in Muhlenberg County in June 1917.  At that time, David was working as a farmer.  He was described as tall, medium of build, with blue eyes and red hair.  David did not serve in the war.

After their marriage, David and Myrtle lived and worked on a farm in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

David and Myrtle were the parents of four children:

Lenvil Jack Crick                  born September 6, 1920
Reva Nell Crick                    born June 3, 1922
Velma Louell Crick              born July 21, 1924
David Wendell Crick           born July 20, 1926

In 1930, David and Myrtle and their children were living on a farm on Long Creek Valley Road in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  David managed the farm and employed workers to keep it running.

By 1940, the Crick family was living and working on a farm on Highway 181 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

David Myers Crick died on June 2, 1949 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He died as a result of a tractor accident while working on his farm.  David was buried in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was 60 years old at his death.

Myrtle remarried later that same year to a neighbor who had lost his wife several years before.  She married Elbert Taylor Grace on December 13, 1949 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  This was Elbert’s second marriage as well.  Elbert was born on August 1, 1892 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the son of David O. Grace and Missouri A. Cook.

Elbert Taylor Grace died on December 28, 1968 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was laid to rest beside his first wife, Annie, in the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Weir, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Elbert was 76 years old at his death.

Myrtle remarried four years later to Harry Hall on January 19, 1973 in Logan County, Kentucky.  She was 70 years old and he was 83 years.  Harry was a widower from Todd County, Kentucky.  He was born on January 9, 1890 in Kentucky, the son of Josephus G. Hall and Carrie Maude McGehee.

Harry Hall died nine years later, on March 26, 1982 in Grayson County, Kentucky.  He was laid to rest next to his first wife, Mona Willis Hall, in the Slaughter Cemetery in Clifty, Todd County, Kentucky.  Harry was 92 years old at his death.

Myrtle Lee Crick Grace Hall died on May 1, 1987 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was 84 years old at her death.



Notes for Myrtle Lee
Birth & Death: “Myrtle C Hall,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
1910 US Census:  “Myrtle Lee,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Courthouse, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T624_497; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1374510.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Marriage to David:  1920 US Census
1920 US Census:  “Myrtle Crick,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T625_593; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 92; Image: 221.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  “Myrtle Crick,” Year: 1930; Census Place: District 4, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 772; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0023; Image: 115.0; FHL microfilm: 2340507.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census: “Myrtle Crick,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1344; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 89-28.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Marriage to Elbert:  “Elbert Grace,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Marriage to Harry:  “Myrtle Grace,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Marriage Index, 1973-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

Notes for David Myer Crick
Birth:  Draft card
1900 US Census:  “Davy M Carek,” "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9H3-FCZ : accessed 1 June 2015), Davy M Carek in household of William Carek, Magisterial District 5, Court House (excl. Greenville city), Court House Precinct, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,545.
1910 US Census:  “David M Crick,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Courthouse, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T624_497; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1374510.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Military:  “David Myers Creek,” Registration State: Kentucky; Registration County: Muhlenberg; Roll: 1653660.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Death:  “David Myers Crick,” Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.

Notes for Elbert Taylor Grace
Birth & Death:  “Elbert Grace,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1900 US Census:  “Elbert T Grace,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 545; Page: 10B; Enumeration District:0067; FHL microfilm: 1240545. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Elbert Grace,” Year: 1910; Census Place: West Courthouse, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T624_496; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1374509.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Military:  “Elbert Taylor Grace,” Registration State: Kentucky; Registration County: Muhlenberg; Roll: 1653661.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
1940 US Census:  “Elbert J Grace,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1344; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 89-28.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Marriage to Myrtle:  Find A Grave Index
Burial:   “Elbert Grace,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for Harry Hall:
Birth:  “Harry Hall,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1940 US Census:  “Harry Hall,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1358; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 110-2.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Death:  “Harry Hall,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Lois Ann Wells (1894-1949)

Lois Ann “Annie” Wells was born on August 22, 1894 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Jefferson Fontain Wells and Mattie Loutisha Johnston.  Annie was raised on the family farm in Court House, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

Annie married Elbert Taylor Grace on July 2, 1911 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was 17 years old and he was 19 years.  Elbert was born on August 1, 1892 in Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the son of David O. Grace and Missouri A. Cook.

Elbert and Annie were the parents of ten children:

Jefferson David Grace                    born October 21, 1912
Raymond Bernie Grace                  born August 15, 1914
Milton Taylor Grace                         born June 4, 1916
Elmer Lewis Grace                          born November 1918
Hubert Cook Grace                          born March 1, 1920
Holbert J. Grace                               born March 1, 1920
Eunice Christine Grace                  born February 1, 1922
Marjorie L. Grace                              born August 19, 1923
Elta Marie Grace                              born April 8, 1925
Myrl Othea Grace                             born July 12, 1927

After their marriage, Elbert and Annie settled on a farm in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, where they worked and raised their family.

Elbert registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He claimed exemption from the draft because he was caring for his wife and children.  Elbert was described as tall, with blue eyes and brown hair.  He did not serve in the war.

Lois Ann Wells Grace died on April 17, 1931 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  She was buried in the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Weir, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Annie was 36 years old at her death.

In 1940, Elbert was living on Highway 181 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  His three youngest children were living with him.

Elbert remarried on December 13, 1949 to Myrtle Lee Crick, a widow.  They were married in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Myrtle was born on November 29, 1902 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, the daughter of Hugh F. Lee and Nettie M. Rust.

Elbert Taylor Grace died on December 28, 1968 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  He was laid to rest beside his first wife, Annie, in the Cherry Grove Cemetery in Weir, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.  Elbert was 76 years old at his death.


Lois Ann Wells
Birth & Death:  Lois Ann Grace,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi) Accessed 24 May 2015
1900 US Census:  “Anna S Wellr,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 545; Page: 14A; Enumeration District:0066; FHL microfilm: 1240545.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Annie Lois Wells,” Year: 1910; Census Place: West Courthouse, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T624_496; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1374509.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Marriage:  "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979," index,  FamilySearch  (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4M6-GYW  : accessed 25 May 2015), Elbert Grace and Annie Lois Wells, 02 Jul 1911; citing Muhlenberg, Kentucky, reference 55; FHL microfilm 557,336.
1920 US Census:  “Lois Grace,”  Year: 1920; Census Place: West Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T625_593; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 95; Image: 286.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  “Lois Grace,” Year: 1930; Census Place: District 4, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 772; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0022; Image: 82.0; FHL microfilm: 2340507.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.

Notes for Elbert Taylor Grace
Birth & Death:  “Elbert Grace,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1900 US Census:  “Elbert T Grace,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Court House, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: 545; Page: 10B; Enumeration District:0067; FHL microfilm: 1240545. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Elbert Grace,” Year: 1910; Census Place: West Courthouse, Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T624_496; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0085; FHL microfilm: 1374509.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Military:  “Elbert Taylor Grace,” Registration State: Kentucky; Registration County: Muhlenberg; Roll: 1653661.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
1940 US Census:  “Elbert J Grace,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Muhlenberg, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1344; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 89-28.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Marriage to Myrtle:  Find A Grave Index
Burial:   “Elbert Grace,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Lavonia Nelson (1921-2000)

Lavonia Nelson was born on September 29, 1921 in Escambia County, Florida.  She was the daughter of John Dennis Nelson and Susan (maiden name unknown).  Lavonia was raised in Walton County, Florida.

Lavonia married Arnold Dudley Gainey on May 7, 1938 in Walton County, Florida.  She was 16 years old and he was 19 years.  Arnold was born on May 17, 1919 in Alaqua, Walton County, Florida, the son of Murdock Jackson Gainey and Mary Ida King.  Arnold had two brothers who also married into the Nelson family.  One brother, Willis, married Lavonia’s half-sister, Mollie; and another, Amos, married Lavonia’s half-sister, Nellie.

Arnold and Lavonia were the parents of three children:

Bobbie Carolyn Gainey      born November 22, 1939
William R. Gainey
Cathey Gainey

After their marriage, Arnold and Lavonia lived in a rented home in rural Walton County, Florida.  They were living near Arnold’s parents.  At that time, Arnold was employed in road construction.

Arnold enlisted for service in the army for World War II on July 11, 1944 at Camp Blanding in Walton County, Florida.  He was released from service on October 19, 1945.

Lavonia Nelson Gainey died on February 25, 2000 in Defuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida.  She was laid to rest in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Ridge, Walton County, Florida.  Lavonia was 78 years old at her death.

Arnold Dudley Gainey died seven years later, on September 29, 2007 in Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida.  He was laid to rest beside his wife in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Ridge, Walton County, Florida.  Arnold was 88 years old at his death.

The following is an excerpt from Arnold’s Obituary:

October 2, 2007
NW Florida Daily News

Arnold Dudley Gainey 1919 - 2007

            Mr. Arnold Gainey, age 88, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Sept. 29, 2007 in Crestview, Fla. He was born May 17, 1919, in Walton County, Florida to Murdock and Ida King Gainey.
            Mr. Gainey was a life long resident of Walton County, he was Apostolic by faith and a member of the First Apostolic Church of DeFuniak Springs. Arnold was a veteran of WWII serving his country in the United States Army, having fought at the Battle of the Bulge, he received the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. His being awarded the Bronze Star was for his dedication for staying on the front lines until everyone had been evacuated safely home. He worked with Hodges Lumber Company and Louisiana Pacific for over 20 years.
            Mr. Gainey was preceded in death by his father and mother; his loving wife, Lavonia Gainey; one daughter, Bobbie Gainey; four brothers, Amos, Willis, Wilson and M.T. Gainey; and three sisters, Bama Hamilton, Anna Belle Hamilton and Bessie Mae Wright.
            Mr. Gainey is survived by one son, William R. Gainey and wife Dianne of Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Cathey Gorum of DeFuniak Springs; three grandchildren, Deedra Linder and husband Robert, Derrick Gainey and wife Kaye and Krysten Gorum; and one great-granddaughter, Emalie Linder.
            A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in the Chapel at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, with the Rev. David King officiating.
            Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, with military honors.
            Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 


Notes for Lavonia Nelson
Birth & Death:  “Lavonia Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1930 US Census:  “Lavonia Nelson,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 23, Walton, Florida; Roll: 335; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 846.0; FHL microfilm: 2340070.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1935 Census:  “Lavonia Nelson,” Ancestry.com. Florida, State Census, 1867-1945  [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Marriage:  “Levonia Nelson,” Ancestry.com. Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1940 US Census:  “Levonie Gainey,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Walton, Florida; Roll: T627_622; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 66-27.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Burial:  “Molley N Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi) Accessed 16 May 2015

Notes for Arnold Dudley Gainey
Birth & Death:  “Arnold D Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1920 US Census:  “Arnold Gainey,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Alaqua, Walton, Florida; Roll: T625_232; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 185.  Ancestry.com.  1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  “Arnold D Gainey,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Alaqua, Walton, Florida; Roll: 335; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0009; Image:621.0; FHL microfilm: 2340070.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
WWII:  “Arnold D Gainey,” National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Military Service:  “Arnold Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Burial & Obituary:  “Arnold Dudley Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi) Accessed 16 May 2015

Mollie Nelson (1910-1988)

Mollie Nelson was born on December 17, 1910 in Georgia.  She was the daughter of John Dennis Nelson and Minnie Marie (maiden name unknown).  Mollie was raised living and working on a farm in Clinch County, Georgia. 

Mollie married Willis Welborn Gainey on January 19, 1929 in Walton County, Florida.  She was 18 years old and he was 19 years.  Willis was born on July 16, 1909 in Walton County, Florida, the son of Murdock Jackson Gainey and Mary Ida King.  Willis had two brothers who also married into the Nelson family.  One brother, Arnold, married Mollie’s half-sister, Lavonia; and another, Amos, married Mollie’s sister, Nellie.

Willis and Mollie had at least two children:

Minnie N. Gainey     born 1931
W.G. Gainey             born 1933

After their marriage, the couple settled next to the home of Willis’ parents in Upper Alaqua, Walton County, Florida.  Willis worked alongside his father on the family farm.

In 1940, Willis and Mollie and their children were living in the rural area of Walton County, Florida.  Willis was working at a saw mill, which he owned.

Willis Welborn Gainey died on February 11, 1969 in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida.  He was buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Ridge, Walton County, Florida.  Willis was 59 years old at his death.

Mollie Nelson Gainey went on to live another 19 years after the death of her husband.  Mollie died on January 17, 1988 in Escambia County, Florida.  She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pleasant Ridge, Walton County, Florida.  Mollie was 77 years old at her death. 



Notes for Mollie Nelson
Birth & Death:  “Mollie Gainey,” Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1920 US Census:  “Nellie Nelson,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Muscogee, Escambia, Florida; Roll: T625_220; Page: 9A; Enumeration District:42; Image: 447.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Marriage:  “Mollie Nelson,” Ancestry.com. Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1930 US Census:  “Mollie Gainey,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Upper Alaqua, Walton, Florida; Roll: 335; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0027; Image: 851.0; FHL microfilm: 2340070. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “Mollie Gainey,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Walton, Florida; Roll: T627_622; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 66-27.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Burial:  “Molley N Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi) Accessed 15 May 2015

Notes for Willis Welborn Gainey
Birth & Death:  “Willis Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1920 US Census:  “Millis Gainey,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Alaqua, Walton, Florida; Roll: T625_232; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 185.  Ancestry.com.  1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Burial:  “Willis W Gainey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi) Accessed 15 May 2015

Nellie Nelson (1908-1993)

Nellie Nelson was born on March 28, 1908 in Georgia.  She was the daughter of John Dennis Nelson and Minnie Marie (maiden name unknown).  Nellie was raised living and working on a farm in Clinch County, Georgia. 

In 1935, Nellie and her parents were living with her brother, Harley, and his family in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida.  At that time, Nellie was working at a canning plant.

Nellie married Amos Jackson Gainey on April 4, 1942 in Walton County, Florida.  This was Amos’ third marriage.  Amos was born on December 11, 1907 in Walton County, Florida, the son of Murdock Jackson Gainey and Mary Ida King.  Amos had two brothers who also married into the Nelson family.  One brother, Arnold, married Nellie’s half-sister, Lavonia; and another, Willis, married Nellie’s sister, Mollie.

Amos Jackson Gainey died on June 21, 1992 in Escambia County, Florida.  He was 84 years old at his death.

Nellie Nelson Gainey died one year later, on October 17, 1993 in Santa Rosa County, Florida.  She was 86 years old at her death.



Notes for Nellie Nelson
Birth & Death:  “Nellie Gainey,” Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Nellie Nelson,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Militia District 970, Clinch, Georgia; Roll: T624_176; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 1374189.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1920 US Census:  “Nellie Nelson,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Muscogee, Escambia, Florida; Roll: T625_220; Page: 9A; Enumeration District:42; Image: 447.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  “Nellie Nelson,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 23, Walton, Florida; Roll: 335; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0026; Image: 846.0; FHL microfilm: 2340070.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Florida State Census, 1935:  “Nellie Nelson,” Ancestry.com. Florida, State Census, 1867-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Marriage:  “Nellie Nelson,” Ancestry.com. Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

Notes for Amos Jackson Gainey
Birth & Death:  “Amos Jackson Gainey,” Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

1920 US Census:  “Amos Gainey,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Alaqua, Walton, Florida; Roll: T625_232; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 185.  Ancestry.com.  1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.