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From Bonnie Jones of Oklahoma by e-mail on October 20, 2006. Bonnieís grandmother was Nettie Pendergrass.
Stone County, MO, Eastern Cherokees, Court of Claims, May 28 1909
Appeal and Exception to the Report of Special Commissioner Guion Miller of the court of claims on May 28, 1909, In the Eastern Cherokees, Personally appeared before me Jesse Calvin McGuire, of Gelena, Stone County, Missouri, who being duly sworn on oath depose and says that he was born March 13 1830, Spencer p.o. , White county, Tennessee, and is the father of John Calvin McGuire whose application # 22514 for participation in the runs arising from the judgment of the court of claims of May 28 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees, and my Indian name is Jesse Calvin McGuire, and I am the son of John McGuire, who was born March 4 1809, in Tennessee, and we moved from White County, Tennessee, in the treaty of 1846, in an ox wagon and went to Boolener County, Missouri, post office address was Dallas, at present time is called Woody , and I further state that my wife's name before we were married was Elizabeth Looney, and she was born March 23 1830 in co--ee county, Tennessee and Arthur Gilberth Looney the father of Elizabeth Looney was born Feb. 9, 1795, in Tennessee, but do not know just what county, and that Arthur Gilbreth Looney told me that he was in the treaty of 1835, from Tennessee to the Cherokee Nation. They stopped at a spring and camped and the Government solders let them go hunting and killed a deer for meat, when they got to the Cherokee Nation Arthur Gilberth Looney said he started back to Tennessee, and from there to Boolener county, Missouri, and lived there in 1851 and that the post office address was Dallas now called Woody. John Calvin McGuire claims Indian blood through his father, Jesse Calvin McGuire and grand father John McGuire, also through his mother Elizabeth McGuire, English name, or Elizabeth Looney, Indian name and grandfather Arthur Gilberth Looney, and the following names are desendants from Jesse Calvin McGuire, father and Elizabeth McGuire, mother. Green McGuire # 34204, Wm. J. McGuire, # 31053, Ida McGuire # 31055, Andy J.McGuire,#31052, Helen L. McGuire # 22508 , Sadie Helias McGuire #22509, Ledey Boyd McGuire , #22511, Burten McGuire,# 22510, Jesse Eli McGuire, # 22505, James I. McGuire, # 22507, John C. McGuire # 31054, Lillie Lee Jones,#22512, Lorain Vilet Jones # 22513, Sarah Jane Wamack , #22506, John Wm. Stephens,# 31321, Lucinda Stephens,#31324, George Wash. Pendergrass,# 31311, Rachel E. Pendergrass, #36510,Sarah J. Pendergrass, 31312, Mary Ann Brown,# 31322, Sarah Elizabeth Baker,# 31321, Annie L. Pendergrass, # 31313, Nettie P. Pendergrass, # 36509, Artie Graves,# 34205, John Calvin Pendergrass, # 31310, Charley H. Pendergrass,# 36511
Jesse Calvin McGuire
Subscribed and sworn to before, this July, 15, 1909.
J. W. Ellis
Circuit Clerk Stone Co. Mo.

 
LOONEY Elizabeth (I0439)
 
2
In 1907 Mr. Michele Giorsetti started a bakery in Winkelman. His sweetheart, Caterina, joined him from Italy and they were married. The grocery store was added in 1910. They had eight children, but Michele died at 32. Caterina continued and the store sold everything from cakes to clothing, hay to horsehsoes. Michele's brother helped, and of course the children helped in the store until they were old enough to go off to college. Finally, Provino, the youngest, was left with the store. He stayed, though his two boys went off to NAU. Botn returned. Jeff says, "I grew up here."
When Provino died in 1993 his wife Ruby Jean took over the grocery, with her children Jeff, Sandy and William as staff. The bakery had closed with the death of the old Italian baker. The kids are good natured, they know everyone in town, and townfolks remember that there was credit in tough times. So the old store rolls on, and as Ruby Jean notes, "It keeps the family together." 
GIORSETTI Michele (I5039)
 
3
John A. Baty shot and killed his father-in-law, Spartan H. Bruce on Friday, April 21, 1874.
Moulton Advertiser dated May 22, 1874: On Thursday last, in the neighborhood of Danville, Mr. John Beaty shot and mortally wounded Mr. Spart Bruce. Bruce was not expected to live. We have no particulars. (Jamile has a copy from Laurel Baty of MD)

Family Lore: December 1897 he was found dead, with a gun lying beside him. The newspaper articles say accidental shooting. Don't have copy of any articles. 
BATY John A. (I0082)
 
4
Wiley, who was born about 1794 in North Carolina. He lived in Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1820 and in 1830. As best as can be ascertained from census records and the ages and birthplaces of his children, he moved to Jefferson County, Alabama between 1830 and 1833 some ten years after his parents made the same move. He lived in Jefferson County in 1840. Between December, 1843 and 1845 he moved his family (except for Nancy who married Robert Anderson Hicks April 19, 1840) to Washington County, Arkansas.

Wiley appears to have been the first of several Cosbys to move from Alabama to Arkansas. In April, 1849, according to Goodspeed's History of Arkansas (1889), Wiley was one of the Washington County citizens who became infected with the gold fever. Listed next to his name in the roster of the gold company which went west on April 24, 1849 was George Lewis.

In the 1850 U.S. Census taken the following year, Wiley's wife and his children were listed alone.

The research of Robert F. Cozby of Austin, Texas, a descendant of Wiley's brother Abner, indicates the following concerning Wiley:

(Wiley) died about 1849-50, perhaps in Nevada, where he traveled with George Washington Lewis in search of gold, during the gold rush.

Evidently after Wiley's death, Wiley's wife Mary married George W. Lewis (who R.F. Cozby reports as Wiley's partner) on January 11, 1852 in Washington County, Arkansas. Mary's and Wiley's daughter Mary married her stepbrother Walter Lewis on December 3, 1854. Both Marys are buried in the White House Cemetery (http://bellsouthpwp.net/k/o/kosims/whcemt.htm) in Washington County Arkansas. The older Mary's marker states Mary, wife of Wiley Cosby even-though her married name was Lewis.

This family apparently was the beginning of the Washington County, Arkansas Cosby Family.  
COSBY Wiley (I1741)
 
5

1766 Administrator of will of Amera Ahueris of NY [New York Historical Society - 1897, page 451]

1775 Private, St. Bartholomew's Parish, Volunteer Company, SC, Revolutionary War 
COSBY William (I3008)
 
6 (From Harmon Walker 2/2002) Harmon remembers that Liz Capler went to see her brother, William Bailey Walker, and his family once around 1926 and then the family never saw her again. William Bailey's other brother Hurl never came to visit, and the family does not know what happened to him.

Liz and her husband lived around Advance, Stoddard County, MO for years according to a letter from Mildred Walker.

Lizzie's death certificate mistakenly says her father was Jim Walker and correctly lists her mother as Mary Jane Hurley. The informant was her son, Jacob Kappler. Kathy K. has a copy of the death certificate. 
WALKER Lizzie Ann (I2035)
 
7 (From L. Aubrey and R. Reid, descendants of William Lee)

On January 15, 1793, William purchased from his father, Samuel, a tract or survey of land on the South side of the South prong of Mill Creek in Johnston County, SC. This tract of land was obtained by Samuel Lee under a grant about 1770. There were, by estimation, five hundred acres in the tract of land but William paid his father only five pounds for the purchase. This sale was considered as William's part of his father's estate and William was given nothing more in his father's will, which was written in 1828. In his father's will, William was noted as having already received his inheritance by "bills and deeds of sale and deeds of gifts, etc."

William and his family became well known and highly respected in Smithfield, NC where they lived. William was a land holder and had many slaves on his plantation.

Upon his father's death, William realized that he could not obtain enough land in Johnston County to provide room for his sons and their families to grow, so he began to look westward for a location where he could obtain larger land holdings and provide for his descendants. His son Thomas had moved about looking for land and his son Samuel had returned from Tennessee, where he had moved in 1827, to tell of the large tracts of land that could be obtained in the near wilderness to the west. In 1832 the Creek Indians were being removed from west Georgia and east Alabama and the land was opened up to the white man.

William decided in 1833 to travel to this wild and unsettled land to seek more land for himself and his children. William sold his tract of land on Mill Creek that he had obtained from his father in 1793 to Henry Britt of Wayne County, on January 26, 1833. On March 23, 1833 William gave notice that his remaining land would be sold the following Saturday, and on the same notice was given the information that Edwin Lee would sell all of his household furniture and other articles. Jamile has a transcribed copy of the deed where William sold this land to go to Alabama. Copy is from "Lees of Johnson County, NC" by Dr. Lubey Royall, obtained by Ruth Reid to Linda Aubrey. Johnson County, NC Deed Book P-2, Page 422: This indenture made this 26th day of January, 1833 between William Lee, Sr. and Henry Britt, for 400 Pounds. Sighed "X" by William Lee, Sr.

On April 25, 1833, one of Williams' Sons, Edwin, obtained a recommendation from his neighbors to carry with him to the new land and told them that the Lee family would be moving as soon as practicable. There was much to consider. Edwin's wife had just borne twin girls and William Jr. had a small child. They would, however, like to get away before cold weather set in.

The party leaving Smithfield would be quite large. There was William Lee Sr., his wife, their belongings, live stock and slaves. Their only daughter, Polly, would go with them. However, she was unmarried and would not have a family to move. Samuel was now living in Georgia and gave notice to the family that he would join them later wherever they decided to settle. Thomas and Alfred would not make the trip but would remain behind to live in Smithfield with their families.

Edwin Lee, his wife Susie Cotton, and their twin daughters, Mary and Zilpha, would be on the wagon train. Susie Cotton's father, John Cotton, her brother James and her sister Nancy would also be in the group. William Jr. and his family would go part of the way with the family but would turn off in Georgia. Boykin was making the trip but he was single and would not have a family to move. Other families from the area of Smithfield also moved at the same time. The wagon train was very large when it set out in the spring of 1833.

After many days of travel, the wagon train arrived at a fork of the road somewhere in Georgia. Here William Lee, Jr. and some of the other settlers turned off to find their homes in the Indian lands of central and southern Georgia. William Lee, Jr. traveled to Pulaski County, Georgia. There he made his home and brought up his children.

The wagon train moved on into Alabama. William and his sons, Edwin and Boykin stopped in Chambers County, Alabama, where William obtained land near Chambers County Court House (later the town of Lafayette). The land was located on the Lafayette - Bluffton (later the town of Lanette) highway. The tract contained about 300 acres. RR has a note that said they, and the Cotton family, lived in the Emory Chapel Community, just east of Lafayette, AL.

Polly, William's only daughter, married Robert M. Curry, a local attorney in 1839 and moved away from the plantation. Two years later, in January of 1841, Boykin found a wife and he too married, but stayed on the plantation to help his father who was now very old and nearing the end of his life.

On September 5, 1841, Edwin notified Thomas and Alfred in Smithfield of the death of their father. Thomas wrote from China Grove, TN, a month later asking about the settlement of the estate. Alfred journeyed to Alabama to see the family and to help in the settlement of the estate. On January 14, 1842, Alfred gave his brother-in-law, Robert M. Curry, a power of attorney in all things pertaining to the land of William Lee, Sr.

Boykin and Polly had incurred debts while supervising the plantation of their father. Their debts were settled and the land was sold. Boykin obtained part of the plantation from the rest of the family and lived there raising his family until after 1850. Jamile has a transcribed copy of the Estate Petition for William Lee deceased, asking for permission to sell 479 acres of land to pay debt. Copy came from Chambers County, AL courthouse, gathered by Ruth Reid, and copied for Linda Aubrey.
Land being sold is in Orphans Court Records for the Year 1844, 001/15, page 35
Division of Slaves/sale of cotton crop is in volume 5, page 105

William Lee's wife died before 1850 and Edwin moved his family to Tallapoosa County. His new land was located near the Tallapoosa River and about 10 miles from Dadeville, the county seat. He later sold his part of the plantation obtained from the estate.
 
LEE William (I0141)
 
8 (no copy)
State of Arkansas
County of Franklin
To any known authorized by law to solemnize and publish the bond of matrimony between David Looney, age 28 years, and Catharine Flyy, age 21 years, according to law and you officially sign and return this license to the parties herein named.

Witness my hand and official seal this 26th day of November 1878. G. H. Ross, County Clerk, By George Spence, D. Clerk 
Family F0237
 
9 07/30/1808 Lt. Commander of the 11th regiment of Hawkins Co. Militia
Sheriff from 1807 to 1811 of Hawkins Co., TN
1812 was Col. of Hawkins Co. Militia

In or about 1821 Absalom Looney, Samuel Wilson, and William Powel entered into partnership for the purpose of carrying on the mercantile business in Surgoinsville and purchased, as Absalom Looney & Co., a house and 2 lots in Surgoinsville: 3 other lots in Surgoinsville; an interest in a tanyard on lands of John A. Rogers in Surgoinsville; and with Thomas Gillenwaters formed a partnership for digging for salt in Poor Valley, and purchasing tracts adjacent to the salt wells, and pruchased kettles and equipment for the salt making business; and Powel bought Gillenwaters interest, and Absalom Looney & Co. are indebted to the merchants in Baltimore, etc,

moved to Know Co., TN about 1822

between 1848 and 1850 moved to Sparta, Bienville Parish, LA 
LOONEY Absalom (I0654)
 
10 12/20/1813-02/10/1814 Henry enlisted with his father Lt. John Looney
Came to St. Clair Co., AL with hsi father about 1818 or 1819
03/18/1829 commissioned Justice of the Peasce bought land in St. Clair Co., AL 1854 and 1855 
LOONEY Henry (I0562)
 
11 1704 Resided in New Kent County, Virginia, St. Paul's Parish. SR. Abraham Cooke (I1259)
 
12 1777 - 1784 Assembly chose him as Brigadier General in Militia. He was one of three commanders in North Carolina during American Revolution.

Will written May 20, 1985 in North Carolina, per Pamela Butler

At one point he had to retreat from Cornwallis' advance, skirmishing as he fell back. Cornwallis, in retaliation, burned John's home and plantation "Mt. Pleasant" to the ground.

1781 Sent to House of Commons, also Councillor of State twice.

September 13, 1781 Colonel McNeil was ambushed at Cane Creek (Lindley's Mill) by General Butler.

Military: Bet. 1777 - 1784, Brigadier General in North Carolina Militia. Rev. War. Continental B, Fifteenth Virginia
Misc.: 1767, Living in Orange County, sold his inherited property in Cumberland Co., Va.
Occupation: Farmer/Plantation Owner/Sheriff of Orange County, North Carolina. Assemblyman.
Will: Will written May 20, 1785, proved WB 1 of Orange Co., January 1787? 
BUTLER General John (I1208)
 
13 1818 or 1810 came to St. Clair Co., AL with father and brother
1835-1840 moved in Coosa Co., AL
for years was a commissioner of Coosa Co., AL 
LOONEY John (I0563)
 
14 1821
Deed Book E, page 205, Livingston County, KY
Dec 11 1821 Moses Walker conveys to Thomas S. Phillips (husband of Moses' daughter Mary Polly Wlaker), 120 acres on Tradewater, being land originally entered by Matthew Walker, adjoining land of Hogard, for sum of $26. Witnesses: Robert Walker, Charles S. Cain [signed] Moses Walker. Recorded April 8 1822. 
PHILLIPS Thomas Stewart (I3941)
 
15 1833 Moses Guest gave a war pension statement on behalf of Samuel Isaacks:
I Moses Guest of Warren County State of Tennessee Was born in the state of
North Carolina Gifford County in the year 1766 & then moved to the Fork of the Adkin Wilkes County North Carolina. In the year of 1783 I first became acquanted With Samuel Isaacks Who know lives in Lincoln County state of Tennessee it was generally Reported & stated at that time, that the said Samuel Isaacks had served In the Revetutian ware & that I Concur in that opinion. I then Moved to the state of Georgia Franklin County there I was Acquainted with the same Samuel Isaacks Who then lived in Pennington County south Carolina. In the year 1788 I first Listed in the service of the state Under Captain John Norwood, Leutenat Miles, Insine William Read Under the Charge of Geniral Anderson in Pennington County state of south Carolina Where the said Samuel Isaacks was alisted soldir & I served Eight months & was discharged and the said Isaacks still Remained in the service as ashyr & under the same officers as above stated. I have been acquanted with the same Samuel Isaacks Ever since altho we did not Live in the same County at that time. but the said Samuel Isaacks lived awhile in Franklin County Georgia it was there where the Indians Rated & plundered the said Isaacks house & took all he had & a negra boy from him as it was Reparted & believed by his nabaurs And I Concur In that Opinian Also the said Samuel isaacks whin I was acquainted with him In south Carolina he had Parchaly lost his hearing in one side & he told me that was accasiond By his Eschasu__ (Experience) In the ware and he has Been intirely Deaf for several years Past Given Under my hand & seal this 14th Day of October 1833 Moses Guest (Signed)
state of Tennessee{
Franklin County { I Steward Cowin (note name of signature below) a Just
(page cut off) of the Peace for franklin County Do certif (page cut off) that I
am acquanted With the above Mos (page cut off) Giss for many years I believe him
to be aman of farrosity also that he has sworn to & suber (page cut off)=bed
to the above Certificate before me this 14th day of October 1833.
Stewart Cowan (Signed)
Justice of the Peace
[transcribed by Larry Johnson in 1999]

1850 Census
Moses Guest age 78 born in NC (possibly pre-Tennessee area)
Darcus age 78 born in PA
Mary A. (Guest) Messex age 19 TN
James Looney age 14 TN grandson (son of Mary Polly and Moses Looney)

Moses Guest lived in at least three different Tennessee counties without moving. The county boundaries kept changing around his home land, which was located along Walnut Creek in the area known as Hubbards Cove.

March 17, 1843 Moses Guest's will in Grundy Couny, TN. Will Book 1, Page 2 & 2B
I Moses Guest of the County of Coffee and State of Tennessee do make and publish this as my last will and testament hereby revolking and making void all other wills by me made. First I direct that my body be decently interred in a manner suitable to my condition in life and that all my Debts be paid out of any money I may be possessed of or that may first come into the hands of my executor from any portion of my estate r__ or personal. Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Dorcas if she should be the longest liver, all my houses and lands that I have and three negros namely Jo, Esther & Martin, my wagon and team, with the gearing and all other necessary farming tools that she may think she needs with the household and kitchen furniture.___ and as many of the stock Cattle hogs and sheep as she thinks she needs, also for better support all the ___ (money?) on hand at that time, all to remain hers during her natural life, after her death, to be sold and divided so as to make an equal division amongst my children. Thirdly, I bequeth and give to my daughter Polly __ Looney, John Guest, Elizabeth Woods, William Guest, Moses Guest, Lilly Ann Hubbard, Dorcas Messick and Sarah Lusk. Moses I have given by deed of gift a negro man named Jo. The balance of my negroes and other property to be equally divided amongst the rest of my children that are named above until they are all made equal with Moses if there should be so much and if any over Moses to be equal sharer with the rest. And my grandson Moses Perryman, if he should be a living, I want him to have a fifty dollar horse beast. I do here make , order and appoint my beloved son William Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. I want him to choose five disinterested persons that are judges ___ property to value the negroes. Three of which may act and the said persons I want to set each negroes name with the valuation there of on a separate piece of paper all to be put into a hat and then same ------ or disinterested person to draw them out and after five to name each legatees name and lot as they are drawn out, begining at the oldest as they are named above. Old Jo & Esther I donít want parted. I want them used well for the good they have done and I donít wish them to go out of the family. In witness here of I Moses Guest the said Testator have to this my will written on one sheet of paper set my hand and Seal this 17th day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty Three.
Moses Guest Seal
Signed Sealed and Published in presence of us, who have subscribed in the presence of the Testator and of each other.
Alfred Braley
John Braley
Columbus Braley

January 22 1855
Sale of Moses Guest's personal property by William Guest, Administrator. At this time, Moses and Darcu had both died.

January 30, 1855
Inventory of estate of Moses Guest filed by William Guest, Executor. Slaves were divided between heirs according to his will. Report of slave division was dated January 5, 1855.

The turmoil over the distribution of Moses Guest' s estate lasted as late as 1873, with records of law suits and related statements..



 
GUEST Moses (I0892)
 
16 1840 Census
Jesse ws married and living in Polk County, MO. 
LOONEY Jesse (I4696)
 
17 1840 Census
William, wife Hannah, and one daughter in KY/Caldwell County/District 1 
CUSTARD Thomas (I4075)
 
18 1840 census moved to the 4th district, Northern Division of Tishmonigo Co., MS LOONEY Jesse (I0628)
 
19 1840 was in St. Clair Co., MO
1860 same county Anna is a widow and living alone. 
LOONEY Isham (I0652)
 
20 1850 Census
Archibald, wife Dicy, and 6 children (including James M. Walker) living in KY/Crittenden County/District 2. There are MANY Walkers next door and nearby.

1860 Census
James M. Walker was living with Robert Adamson and wife Elizabeth Adamson KY/Crittenden Co./Bells Mines/Dist 1. 
WALKER James M. (I3966)
 
21 1850 Census
Benjamin, his wife Elizabeth Jane, and 2 of their children are living in Pontotoc Co., MS with her mother Elizabeth Fudge Allen, widow.

1865
Ramona gave Jamile a scan of a letter writtan by Susan E. Gaines to Benjamin Franklin Bruce dated Sep 17 1865.
 
BRUCE Benjamin Franklin (I2639)
 
22 1850 Census
Crittenden County, KY; #221: Archibald Walker (farmer) with wife Dicey and 6 children. 
WALKER Archibald (I4263)
 
23 1850 Census
Found a Philip and Elizabeth and saved a copy, but I'm not sure this is our group MO/Cape Girardeau
NOTE: Bollinger County was formed in 1851 from Cape Girardeau, Madison, Stoddard and Wayne Counties. Patton was in eastern Madison County during the 1850 census.

1860 and 1870 Census
Could not find Philip or his wife Elizabeth. 
BOLLINGER Phillip (I1858)
 
24 1850 Census
Grundy County, TN James was living with his grandfather Moses Looney. 
LOONEY James (I0266)
 
25 1850 Census
Hannah, widowed, with 2 daughters KY/Caldwell County/District 1 
ROBINSON Hannah (I3965)
 
26 1850 Census
Henry and wife Barbara were in MO/Cape Girardeau/District 14. Henry owned two slaves shown on Slave Schedule for MO/Madison County. NOTE: Bollinger County was formed in 1851 from Cape Girardeau, Madison, Stoddard and Wayne Counties. Patton was in eastern Madison County during the 1850 census.

1860 Census
Henry and wife Barbara were in MO/Bollinger County/Paton (German Township).

1870 Census
Could not find Henry or his wife Barbara. 
BOLLINGER Henry (I1882)
 
27 1850 Census
KY/Caldwell County/District 1. Widowed daughter Hannah and her 2 children were living in the same household. 
ROBERTSON James (I4078)
 
28 1850 census
H. M. Waler living with another family, and near the Brantley family in KY/Livingston County/Swingslow

1860 census
Marion, Crittenden County, KY living with Catherine Walker Brantley, sister to James I. Walker.

1870 census
Hurricane, Crittenden County, KY with wife M. J. and their 3 children, plus her daughter J. E. Craig (9 yrs old) from first marriage.

Deed Book K, page 483, Crittenden County, KY
April 20, 1872 H. M. Walker and wife Mary J. convey to Catharine J. Phillip, 187 1/2 acres of land on Hoods Creek in exchange for 100 acres on Hurricane Creek. Recorded May 21, 1872.

Deed Book K, page 490, Crittenden County, KY
April 19, 1872
D. B. Phillips and wife Catharine convey to H. M. Walker 100 acres of land on Hurricane Creek taken in exchange for 187 1/2 acres on Hood Creek. Recorded April 29, 1872

Deed Book L., page 107, Crittenden County, KY
October 16, 1872
H. M. Walker and wife Mary J. convey to H. T. Walker 25 acres adjoining land of H. T. Walker for sum of $250. Recorded Dec 26, 1872

Deed Book M, page 62, Crittenden County, KY
May19, 1874
Daniel King and H. M. Walker exchange lands, with H. M. Walker paying an additional $224 as difference. Recorded September 22, 1874

From Crittenden County Vital Statistics - Deaths, 1876, microfilm, death record of Hugh M. Walker, age 40, married, farmer, died Jun 26, 1876, son of Henry and Ann Walker. Jamile has a scan of the death record.

Crittenden County Court Order Book 6, Page 356
January 12, 1880
On motion of H. C. Walker by S. Hodge, Atty, & it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that H. M. Walker departed this life Intestate more than 3 months ago & that no one of his relations having made application to administer upon his Estate, It is therefore ordered by the Court that said Decedents Estate is hereby refered to J. P. Pierce Sheriff of this County for Settlement.
On motion of J. P. Pierce Sheriff It is ordered by the Court that Alex Woody & W. F. Summerville be & they are hereby appointed appraisers of the Personal Estate of H. M. Walker Dec'd & P. H. Oneal [illegible] who will after first being duly sworn proceed to appraise said Decedents Personal Estate & they will return their appraisement to this Court within 3 months from this date also a list of articles and value of each set apart to the widow separately from the articles appraised for sale.

1890
H. M. Walker's farm was sold to Alex Woody, with the proceeds distributed to his wife Mary and their six children. Starting in 1894, Ira became of age and tried to claim his funds for his portion of the farm sale. Continuing through 1895, he filed a number of court papers trying to recover his inheritance. Jamile has copies of these filings. 
WALKER Hugh Mack (I2039)
 
29 1850 Census, Greenville SC

April 2006, LuAna Craig mentioned that she has a copy of Hardin Bruce's will that came to her from a John Bruce.

 
BRUCE J. Hardin (I1809)
 
30 1855 - Spartan H. Bruce and wife Mary Bruce were living in Lawrence County, AL at the time of probate of her father's property.

From Lawrence County, AL: 1863 Agents Report shows a war tax of an additional 25% of taxes was to be collected for support of poor families of soldiers. The list of the families shows "Spartan H. Bruce is at home."

[Copy received from L. Baty to P. Bond April 22, 2003]
Moulton Advertiser (AL), Friday, May 22, 1874 "On Thursday last, in the neighborhood of Danville, Mr. John Beaty, shot and mortally wounded Mr. Spart Bruce. Bruce was not expected to live. We have no particulars." John Beaty was married to Spartan H. Bruce's daughter Sarah.

June 8, 1874: Probate Minute Book 1, pages 166-67 (Spartin Bruce): On the application of D. Lynch, Administrator of the estate of Spartan H. Bruce Deceased. It is ordered that S. H. Hampton, James M. Echols and M. S. Lindsay be appointed commissioners who after being sworn shall proceed to appraise the estate and personal property belonging to said estate and report their proceedings in the _ to this court within sixty days thereafter.

June 8, 1874: On the application of D. Lynch administrator of the Estate of Spartan H. Bruce deceased. It is ordered that J. H. Hampton, J. M. Echols and M. S. Lindsey be appointed commissioners who after being sworn shall appraise and set aside as exempt from administration to the minor children of said deceased such property of said estate as is exempted by the statute providing for minors without guardians and when there is no widow surviving the deceased and no guardian appearing that there is no widow of deceased surviving him and that the minor children of deceased has no guardian is ordered that the aforsaid commissioners be appointed to appraise the property of said estate which is exempt from administration for the pay on __ of debts and that they report their proceedings to the court within sixty days thereafter. More than 15 days have elapsed since the death of the said decedent; property to be set asied for minor heirs. Two heirs of legal age listed: F. M. Bruce and S. M. Beatt

September 1, 1874: Probate Minute Book 1 page 202 mentions all of the Bruce heirs by name and also mentions John Beatty "whose residence after diligent search cannot be ascertained'.

September 2, 1874: The State of Alabama Lawrence County. Probate Court, August Term 1874. " In the matter of the Estate of Spartan H. Bruce, dec'd. Came D. Lynch, Administrator of the Estate of Spartan H. Bruce, dec'd, filed his petition to sell certain lands belonging to said Estate to pay the debts thereof. It is therefore ordered that publication be made in the Moulton Advertiser, requiring Jno. A. Beaty whose place of residence is unknown to petitioner, and all other persons interested, to appear at the Court House, in Moulton, Lawrence county, Alabama, on the second Monday in October, 1874, and contest said application if they choose. J. H. McDonald, J.P.C. 36-6w-pr's fee $9."

December 14, 1874: Probate Minute Book 1, pages 241-42 mentions all of the Bruce heirs by name, again.

"The State of Alabama, Lawrence County: Spartan H. Bruce, Estate of, Report of Insolvency. Came D. Lynch, Administrator of the Estate of Spartan H. Bruce, deceased, and filed his petition and the several schedules required by law, under oath, alledging that said Estate is , to the best of his knowledge, information and belief, Insolvent. It is therefore ordered that the 2nd Monday, the 10th day of April 1876, be set for hearing said cause, and that publication thereof for four successive weeks be made in the Moulton Advertiser, a newspaper published in said county, requiring creditors and all other persons interested to appear on the said 2nd Monday in April and contest if they choose. J. H. McDonald, J.P.C. 10-4w-pr's fee $7 50.

May 22, 1875, Probate Records Lawrence County, Al, page 450. Highest bidders from courthouse steps: Nathan Miller 9 acres of land for $6.00 per acre; S. Simpson 5 acres at $2.40 per acre; 65 acres at $1.30 per acre

Probate Court of Larence Co;, Ala. April Term 1876 "The Estate of Spartan H. Bruce, deceased, having been declared insolvent, at the present term of this court. D. Lynch, administrator thereof will make settlement of his said administration, and the creditors thereof will, if they choose, appear on the Second Monday in June, next, and moninate a suitable person to administer upon the property, rights and credits of said Estate unadministered, and will file their claims within nine months from the 10th day of April, 1876, or they will be barred. J. H. McDonald, J.P.C. 16-4W-pr's fee $6"

September 30, 1878 Probate Minute Book K, page 103 R.S. Wiley [Robert Sylvaster Wiley, husband of Spartan's daughter Mary Elizabeth Bruce] appointed guardian of Henrietta V. Bruce, John R. Bruce and Edward Bruce.

March Term, 1879: State of Alabama Lawrence County Probate Coutr "On the application of D. Lynch, administrator of the Estate of Spartin H. Bruce, dec'd, for a final settlement of his said administration, and he having filed his Account and vouchers with the Judge of Court, that he make final settlement of his said administration, at a Court of Probate, to be holden for said county, at the court house, in the town of Moulton, on the 4th Monday in April, 1879, when and where all persons interested in said settlement can appear and contest the same if they choose. J. H. McDonald, J.P.C. 14-3W"

April 28, 1879 Probate Records, Lawrence County, AL, page 172 In file, list of balance of assets at $28.68, and owing $154.25 to pay. Listed as Insolvent Estate of Spartan H. Bruce.

1850 Census
Spartin H. Bruce and wife Mary. Living with them were Mary's brother Anderson and her mother Mary, wife of Moses Looney Moses was living in the same area but not in the same household.

1860 Census
AL/Lawrence County/Southern Division
BRUCESparten31SC
Mary A.24AL
Frances M9AL
Sarah M.7AL
Mary E.5AL
Charles R.3AL
William1AL

1870 Census
Lawrence County, AL, Township 8, Range 6, Danville PO, page 42
Stamped August 24, 1870 Wife Mary Looney Bruce had died by now.
Spartan H. and 8 chilcren, including Spartan Edward.
BRUCES. H.45MSC
Francis M.19MAL
S.M.18FAL
M.E.15FAL
C. R.14MAL
W. J.7
J. R.5M
S. E.1

Jamile has an original photo of the BRUCE home on Yellow Leaf Road in Clanton, AL. The back of the photo is labeled "1874". There are 4 people (3 women, 1 man) standing on the front steps. Not identified by name. 
BRUCE Spartan H. (I0048)
 
31 1860 Census
John and wife Elizabeth, with no children still at home, were in KY/Crittenden County/Bells Mines 8 households away was their daughter Mary Hurley Craig and her family. 
HURLEY John H. (I4062)
 
32 1860 Census
William Crane, wife Emily, and three children were in SC/Greenville County/Hillburgh P.O. area. Living next door was Emily's mother Lucy Bruce. 
CRAIN William (I2587)
 
33 1870 Census
KY/Crittenden County/Marion Precinct 7

His daughter Fannie's death certificate says his name was Ned, but census records show it was Edward. Ned may have been a middle name or a nickname. 
TOWERY Edward (I3890)
 
34 1880 Census
John W. Hucks (61), wife Sarah (44), son James Thomas (6), grandson Joseph (17), stepdaughter Sarah Sarvis (12)
Dog Bluff, Horry County, SC 
HUCKS John Wesley (I3182)
 
35 1880 Census
John, Susan, and 2 children living with Susan's mom Hilvahor Silva Bruce Gaines. 
BURKS John (I4591)
 
36 1880 Census
Kizziah Wallace is in Coal Mountain District, Forsyth County, GA. Her sister Martha is with her.

1890 Census
Kissiah is in the household of her married sister Martha Bruce Collette and Martha's husband John.

1910 Census
Kissiah and sister Martha are in the same household in Forsyth County, GA, Settendown District.

1924 death certificate from F. Turnbaugh
widowed at time of death at 90 years 8 months 2 days. Housewife Informant was J. S. Wallace of Buford, GA. Undertaker was S. J. Busha of Buford, GA. 
BRUCE Kazar Francis (I4561)
 
37 1880 Census finds Charley Rufus living with A. J. Brown as a laborer. Lawrence County, AL. The other brothers were also farmed out and their parents whereabouts unknown. Not long after this, they moved to Clanton, Chilton County, AL and he married Mattie Lightfoot Lowe.

1900 Census Chiton County, AL
BRUCECharles R.HeadWM04/185644
Mattie L.WifeWF9/185742
George W.SonWM06/188219
Robert D.SonWM10/18927
Edward C.DauWF10/18945 
BRUCE Charley Rufus (I0055)
 
38 1880 Census has John R. Bruce living with R. S. Wiley as a laborer. He is listed as brother-in-law. Lawrence County, AL

from bevkey03@charter.net to Linda Aubrey August 1, 2003
From The Huntsville Weekly Independent, May 3, 1883
Johnnie Bruce accidentally shot and killed Wm Hampton while out squirrel hunting near Hillsboro a few days ago.
[William Hampton was the husband of Henrietta Bruce in the 1880 Lawrence County Census. Johnnie would be J. R.] 
BRUCE John Robert (J.R.) (I0080)
 
39 1880 Census Lawrence County, AL, Township 5, Hillsboro, Lawrence, AL 310C (June 3, 1880)
WILEYR.S.35AL
Bettie25AL (Father SC, Mother AL)
Novella6AL
Marietta3AL
Lelia W.1AL
BRUCEJohn R.14AL (brother-in-law)
BRUCEEdward12AL (brother-in-law)
HAMPTON, William30AL (brother-in-law)
HAMPTON, Henrietta18AL 
WILEY Robert Sylvaster (I1099)
 
40 1880 Census: Her orphaned brothers John R. Bruce and Spartan Edward Bruce were living with her and her husband R. S. Wiley. BRUCE Mary Elizabeth (I0077)
 
41 1880 Fed Census MO, Bollinger, Union Township Dist1, page 16
1900 Fed Census MO, Bollinger, Union Township Dist8, page 19
1910 Fed Census MO, Bollinger, Union Township Dist 8, Page 1 
MARSHALL Justus Triumpth (I1933)
 
42 1890
H. M. Walker's farm was sold to Alex Woody, with the proceeds distributed to his wife Mary and their six children. Starting in 1894, Ira became of age and tried to claim his funds for his portion of the farm sale. He was living in Webster County, KY at the time. Continuing through 1895, he filed a number of court papers trying to recover his inheritance. Jamile has copies of these filings.

1895
Ira was living in Webster County, KY at the time he filed an Amended Petition in Crittenden County, KY to correct a mistake made in a deed. (Jamile has a copy of the petition.)

1900 Census
Ira, wife Sidney, and daughter Lillie M. KY/Crittenden/Marion During this census Ira's birthdate was listed as June 1873. (Other researchers have his birthdate listed as July 21, 1873.)

1910 Census
Ira, wife Sidney, and three children IL/Saline Co/Harrisburg.

1920 Census
Ira, wife Sidney, and two sons IL/Saline Co./Harrisburg. Ira is listed as a miner, and Sidney was working in a grocery store.

1949, January 12 Obituary in "The Daily Register" of Harrisburg, IL. Vol 34, No. 165, front page
Ira S. Walker, 75, Dies; Rites Thursday 2 p.m. Ira S. Walker, 75, 28 North Clubb street, in Gaskins City, died of pneumonia at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Harrisburg hospital. His death followed a brief illness.
Mr. Walker, who was the father of Charles and Hughey Walker, well known business men of Harrisburg, and Mrs. Elmer Seets of this city, was a coal miner by occupation. He and his wife, Sidney, came to Harrisburg from Sturgis, KY., his birthplace, 35 years ago. He has two brothers, Hurley Walker, Memphis, and Mack Walker, Sturgis, KY who also survive.
His body was taken home today from the Gibbons funeral home, and his funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Gaskins City Baptist church. The Rev. Roy Reynolds will conduct the service, assisted by the Rev. Clayton Humphrey, and burial will be at Macedonia cemetery at Mitchellsville.
Walkers Cleaners, operated by Charles Walker, will be closed Thursday because of the death and funeral of Mr. Walker's father.

From Ira's grandson, Jake, in e-mail of March 20, 2007
Ira was hurt in a mine accident when he was a younger adult. He suffered a broken hip and walked with a limp the rest of his life.  
WALKER Ira Sylvester (I2037)
 
43 1890 Hugh and first wife Wilmoth were living in Stoddard county, MO, when they were mentioned in a deed transfer for the estate of Hugh M. Walker.

1910 Census
Hugh E., wife Fanny C., Arbie, Clarra B, Gladdis N. KY/Crittenden/Magisterial District 8/Part of

1920 Census
Hugh E. Walker, wife Fannie C. and 2 children KY/Crittenden/Piney/District 64 Clara was married to Martin Kennedy by this time.

1923, Sep 1: Crittenden County, KY Deed Book 50, page 507
John M. Coker and wife Rosa of Sturgis, KY convey to H. E. Walker of Sullivan, Union County, for sum of $400, five and 54/100 acres of land, beginning at a stake in the branch of the bride in John M. Coker's line, thence with Bell's Mine road to Hogan's corner. Recorded Sep 1, 1923.

1925, Aug 28: Crittenden County, KY Deed Book 52, page 439
R. L. Gahagan and wife Ethel of Sturgis, Union County, convey to H. E. Walker of Sullivan, KY R. F. D. #1, for sum of $800, two tracts of land on the waters of the Ohio River. Tract #1 contains 80 acres and tract #2 adjoins the first tract on the south side. Recorded Aug 28, 1925.

1930 Census
Edd H. Walker, wife Fannie C. and daughter Gladys N. Son Arby's family is on same census page KY/Crittenden/Bells Mines
NOTE: Bells Mines is located in the northern part of Crittenden County, not far from the Crittenden-Union county line. Bells Mines was a
coal mining area. Today much of the land is owned by Kimball, a furniture company based in Jasper, Indiana.

Obituary from Crittenden Press, January 3, 1941: "H. E. Walker Dies Tuesday Near Greens Chapel"
H. E. Walker, 74, died Tuesday at his home near Greens Chapel. Death was attributed to pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday from Greens Chapel with Revs. J. R. King, Clyde Dempsey, and Cook officiating. Interment was in the cemetery adjacent to the church. Survivors are his wife, four children, four brothers, and a sister. Born and reared in Crittenden, Mr. Walker spent his entire lifetime in the county and devoted his active years to farming. He was well known in Crittenden and Union counties. 
WALKER Hugh Edgar (I2653)
 
44 1890, at the time that Hugh M. Walker's estate was settled, John and Lizzie were living in Stoddard County, MO.

1900 Census
John, Lizzie and family MO/Stoddard County/Pike District 130

1910 Census
John and Lizzie, Walter, Jacob, Hugh, Hazel, and Emma MO/Cape Girardeau County/Welch District 32
[11/2007 from Wanda L. "J. W. Kappler and L. A. Kappler, his wife, bought the farm in the southwest corner of Cape Girardeau County on February 29, 1908 from R. L. Guy and Josie, his wife. John sold the farm August 9, 1910 to W. V. Miller and Mary, his wife. The farm is about a half mile, or less, north of the Stoddard County line and along the Bollinger County line. John and Lizzie sold the place that John inherited and bougth this place, later known as the Bess Farm."]

1920 John and Elizabeth, plus daughter Hazel MO/Stoddard County/Pike Twp/District 214

John rode his black mare into town each day to get his bottle of beer.

From Wanda Lanpher: As we heard it, John came home and tied his beautiful horse to the fence and started stumbling toward the house. Lizzie said "Drunk, again!", and John replied "So am I." In 2007 Wanda's son was living on the farm that John and Lizzie owned - Red Bud Farm. The house was torn down years ago.

Informant for John Kappler's death certificate was Hazel Bollinger, RR #4, Hickman Mills, Mo. Funeral director was from Floral Hills Memorial Chapels in Kansas City, MO. 
KAPPLER John Wesley (I2038)
 
45 1900 Census
Married to Lula, with no children KY/Crittenden/Bell Mines District 7

1910, Feb 1, Crittenden County, KY Deed Book 25, page 560
Hattie B. and Hugh Harkins convey to H. M. Walker, 85 acres for the sum of $500, being all the survey of land conveyed to R. N. Grady on the Ohio River... on the point of a bluff corner to James Lamb...Martin Gahagan's north line. Recorded Mar 24, 1910. Comment from Brenda J. Jerome: James Lamb, Martin Gahagan and R. N. Grady all lived in the Bells Mines area. This H. M. Walker was likely Henry M. Walker.

1910, Feb 28: Crittenden County, KY Deed Book 25, Page 512
J. H. Beckner of Shady Grove conveys to H. E. Walker of Piney, KY, 50 acres on the waters of Piney Creek (all that portion on top of the bluff) for the sum of $315. Recorded Feb 28, 1910.

1910 Census married to Lula KY/Crittenden/Magistrate District 52. She stated she had 3 children, but that none were living in 1910.

Jan 1949
His brother Ira's obituary said that Mack was living in Sturgis, KY.

Feb 2007 "Jake", cousin of Martha's said that both Henry Mack Walker and Sara Lula Crider are buried at Repton Cemetery. They do not have markers, but he had some made for them and plans to put them on the graves as soon as it gets warmer.
Mar 2007 Death certificate says he was to be buried at Rosebud Cemetery. (?) 
WALKER Henry Mack (I2654)
 
46 1900 Census
Martha Bruce Collette and husband John are in Forsythe County, GA. Also in the household is her sister Kesiah. 
COLLETTE John (I4681)
 
47 1900 Census
Per Betty Wales, William and Cora lived in DeWitt County, IL.

Family moved to Denton County, TX around 1910. 
WALKER William T. (I4153)
 
48 1900 Census
Sylvania is a widow with 3 children, including Ben H. AL/Blount County/Compton Precinct 
COSBY Manilla Sylvania (I1358)
 
49 1900 Census
William was living as a boarder with the Meadows family in Gordo, AL and was a mechanic.

1910 Census
Gordo, Pickens County, AL, District 6, Sheet 98, enumeration date May 4 1910
William E. Brown, head, brick layer, with wife Zelpha and 3 children (Henry, Allen, and Belle)

Carolyn B. April 2007: Talked to Nedith B. W. and she is pretty sure that mysterious William Ethridge Brown was never divorced from Zelphia, just seperated and Zelphia re-married within 6 months of his death. He died in July of 1919 and she was re-married on the 1920 census. His death certificate says "widowed" which he wasn't unless there was a wife before Zelphia. 
BROWN William Ethridge (I1269)
 
50 1900 Census: Decatur County, Tennessee, District 7

1910 Census: Decatur County, Tennessee, District 7 
KING Peter J. (I3785)
 

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