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  • ID: I12117
  • Name: Thomas KILGORE
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Sr.
  • Reference Number: 20+2.14+4.2
  • Note:
    Source: Arcell C. Sawyer [searching2@mindspring.com] sent, 3/12/2001, thefollowing materials.
    Descendants of Thomas I Kilgore
    Generation No. 1
    1. Thomas I1 Kilgore was born Abt. 1715. He married Lydia Unknown.
    Notes for Thomas I Kilgore:
    Thomas Kilgore, Sr. and His Proven Descendants to 1991
    By Evelyn Yates Carpenter

    Montgomery Co. Tenn. Thomas Kilgore is listed as owning 2130 acres

    The boren Family of South West Virginia page 41. In about 1763 Thomas
    Kilgore and his five sons arrived in Orange County and settled on NorthHico Creek as neighbors to the Borens. Thomas Kilgore and his son,Charles became Long Hunters and Bazel Boren accompanied them on severalexpeditions into the wilderness.

    Thomas Kilgore was one of the first settlers of Robertson CountyTennessee. He left his family in N. C. and went to Robertson Co. Tenn.and had to live there one year in order to receive the land. He lived ina cave for one year bearing the hardships of Indians and the situation.He returned to N. C. and gathered up his family and returned toTennessee. There are many records regarding Thomas Kilgore being "thefirst settler" in Robertson Co. Tennessee.

    He settled in Robertson Co. on the waters of the middle fork of RedRiver, near Cross Plains, Tennessee. Thomas received a land grant inRobertson Co of 640 acres with provisions that the settlement was to bestarted prior to 1780. In the spring of 1778 Thomas Kilgore left N. C.with some ammunition, salt, and a few grains of corn. Traveling by foot,he passed through East Tennessee and plunged into the wilderness beyond.He selected a cave one mile west of where Cross
    Plains is not situated. In the fall he returned to North Carolina and hadthe title to his land confirmed and in 1779 with a few other familiesfrom Caswell County, he returned and they built Kilgore's Station toprotect the family settlement from the savage Indians. This fort wasabout three fourths of a mile from Cross Plains. From that time on formany years, Kilgore's Station was a landmark in the overland migration toTennessee.

    The first mill was built by Thomas Kilgore on the middle fork of the RedRiver.

    Thomas Kilgore supposedly died July 17, 1822 in Robertson Co. Tn. It wasreported in his obituary that he was 110 years old when he died. (haveref.) He had made a trip to another village to have his gun repaired andreturned the same day and at his advanced age it was too much for him.Nashville Whit July 31, 1822 gives date of death as July 17, 1822.

    The support for Thomas Kilgore living to be over the age of 100: His
    obituary was printed in the "Nashville Whig" in 1822 and claimed that hewas 110 at his death.

    Notes for Lydia Unknown:
    No proof that Lydia was a Yates, before marriage.

    Children of Thomas Kilgore and Lydia Unknown are:
    + 2 i. Thomas II2 Kilgore, born Abt. 1759 in Orange Co., N. C.; died 1857in Three Creeks Arkansas.

    3 ii. Lydia Ann Kilgore, born 1770 in Orange County; died Bef. 1853 inRobertson Co. Tenn.. She married James Yates July 21, 1786 in Caswell Co.N.C..

    Notes for James Yates:

    >From the bible of Charles Yates states that James Yates Sr. marriedKydia Kilgore, daughter of Thomas Kilgore Sr.

    + 4 iii. Charles Kilgore.

    5 iv. Johnson Kilgore.
    Notes for Johnson Kilgore:
    Sumpter Co. Tennessee, Tax List 1792-93

    Generation No. 2

    2. Thomas II2 Kilgore (Thomas I1) was born Abt. 1759 in Orange Co., N.C., and died 1857 in Three Creeks Arkansas. He married Pheobe Lea January02, 1786 in Leasburg, NC Orange Co., daughter of James Lea and AnnTolbert.
    Notes for Thomas II Kilgore:
    Listed in 1786, Caswell Co., N. C. living next to Lydia, his mother.
    Thomas Kilgore b 1759 N. C. died 1857 in Three Creeks Arkansas was listedin the 1812 National Soc. U. S. Daughters of 1812 as serving in Lt. Tn.Mil.
    1817 Thomas Kilgore Sr. deeds land to Thomas Kilgore Jr. Witness to deedwere Thomas Purcell, Elizabeth Kilgore and Frances Kilgore.

    Some believe that Thomas Kilgore and Pheobe moved to Mississippi and somesay they moved to Cross Plains Tenn where the father of Thomas resided.More research is needed in Tennessee.

    Notes for Pheobe Lea:

    The Lea family lived in where present Leasburg, N. C.is and is in CaswellCounty, N. C.

    James Lea of Kilgores Branch is first identified in 1777 when he appearson a Caswell Co. Tax list and in August of 1778 when a survey was orderedfor him for 587 acres in Caswell Co. on both sides of Kilgores Branch,joining the line of William Moore and Thomas Kilgore. The Lea family hasnot been investigated and it is not know how is the father of Pheobe Lea.

    Marriage Notes for Thomas Kilgore and Pheobe Lea:
    One source states married in Leasburg, Orange Co. N.C. and another sourcestates married in Caswell Co., NC

    Children of Thomas Kilgore and Pheobe Lea are:

    6 i. Phoebe Lea3 Kilgore. She married Dawson Moore.

    7 ii. Lydia Kilgore, born 1802; died 1832. She married S.C. Strother.
    Notes for Lydia Kilgore:
    No children.

    + 8 iii. Annis Lee Kilgore, born 1787 in North Carolina; died June 03,1857 in Cross Plains, Tenn..

    9 iv. Gabriel Kilgore, born 1794. He married Matilda Moore.
    Notes for Gabriel Kilgore:
    Lived in Union County, Arkansas from abt. 1850-1860 and from 1860-1876 heresided in Columbia County.
    He was a member of the State Legis 1856-1860.

    Notes for Matilda Moore:
    Sister of Dawson Moore

    10 v. Thomas III Kilgore.

    + 11 vi. Francis Kilgore, born June 09, 1791 in North Carolina; diedMarch 11, 1879 in Robertson Co., Tenn..

    4. Charles2 Kilgore (Thomas I1). He married Unice Lea September 24, 1796in Caswell Co. N.C..

    Notes for Charles Kilgore:

    Was a resident of Robertson Co. Tenn about 15 years after the death ofCharles Kilgore of Greene County Tenn.

    Deed Book B. page 271, 1799

    Deed Book 1 p. 443-444 October 1838

    Deed Book 2 p 47-48 January 1832

    There has been some confusion between these two Charles Kilgores. One
    Charles Kilgore of Kings Mountain fame. See Charles kilgore of Kings'sMountain by Hugh M. Addington.
    Charles Kilgore married Winny Clayton. The tax list of 1755 in OrangeCo., N. C. shows Robert Kilgore with two sons.
    A deed in 1761 from John Graves to Robert Kilgore, planter 210 acres.

    Thomas Kilgore sold to Robert Kilgore, Jr. 280 acres 1770.

    The debate will probably go on regarding Charles and Robert Kilgore whoare found in Va. records and also N. C. records. I believe they are twodifferent Kilgores and not the same.

    Children of Charles Kilgore and Unice Lea are:

    12 i. Charles Kilgore3 Jr.. He married Rebecca Crabtree January 11, 1840in Robertson Co. Tenn..

    13 ii. Robert Lea Kilgore Jr., born 1802 in Robertson Co. Tenn.; died
    November 02, 1871 in Clairborne Parish, Louisianna.. He married Mary AnnMiller in Clairborne Parish, Louisianna..
    Notes for Robert Lea Kilgore Jr.:
    Buried at Salem Cemetery, He donated land for Salem Presbyterian Churchand Cemetery in 1858.

    History of Clairborne Parish, by Harris and Hulses. Robert Kilgore cameto Louisiana from Tennessee, traveling with his cousin James Lea.

    Generation No. 3

    8. Annis Lee3 Kilgore (Thomas II2, Thomas I1) was born 1787 in North
    Carolina, and died June 03, 1857 in Cross Plains, Tenn.. She married (1)Samuel Strother. She married (2) Gideon Payne.

    Child of Annis Kilgore and Gideon Payne is:

    14 i. Ann B.4 Payne. She married N.N. Armstong 1873.
    Notes for N.N. Armstong:
    Enlisted in Co. K, Thirieth Volunteer Inf. and served in Miss, La. andTenn. Wm. Armstrong was born in Robertson Co. Tenn April 14, 1815.

    James Armstrong came from Ireland in 1701 and settled in North Carolina.William Armstrong was born May 10, 1737 and migrated to Tennessee andsettled in Williamson Co where he died and was one of the early settlersof Tennessee., his son William was born in North Carolina March of 1773.it was about 1784 that the Armstrong family went to Tennessee and settledin Wilson Co. and by 1788 were in Robertson Co. To William L. tenchildren were born and one was William Jr.

    11. Francis3 Kilgore (Thomas II2, Thomas I1) was born June 09, 1791 inNorth Carolina, and died March 11, 1879 in Robertson Co., Tenn.. Shemarried Thomas IV Gunn January 09, 1825 in Robertson Co TN, son of ThomasGunn and Susanna Burnette.
    Notes for Francis Kilgore:
    Frances Kilgore was the daughter of Thomas Kilgore
    Thomas Gunn Bible gives date of birth of the children of Thomas andFrances and also gives birthdate of both Frances and Thomas and alsomarriage date.
    1850 Census Robertson Co. Tenn has Frances Gunn living in the householdof daughter, Harriett Gunn Henry. This was some time before the death ofThomas Gunn.

    Frances Gunn reportedly lived with Pheobe Lea Gunn Ramey and Milton Rameyafter the death of Thomas Gunn and may have moved to North Carolina afterthe death of Pheobe Lea Gunn Ramey with Milton Ramey to be near otherrelatives who moved to N. C. She died 1879.

    Notes for Thomas IV Gunn:
    Anpit 1791 Thomas moved to Caswell County, North Carolina and in theSpring of 1811, followed his brother James to the Red River Area,settling in Logan Co. Ky. and Thomas settled just across the river inRobertson Co.

    When about 70 years of age Thomas Gunn fell from his horse and hesuffered a dislocated hip which was never set, leaving one leg shorterthan the other.

    Page 297 Robertson Co. Co. Ct. Record Book 14 page 360. January 3rd 1857

    County Ct. Mintue Book 14 page 360. Robertson Co. Tn.
    January 3, 1859. Information to the court by James T. Gunn that hisfather, Thomas Gunn who resided within the County of Robertson is fromextreme old age and imbecility of mind wholly incapacitated to attend tohis business affairs or to make contracts of any sort………summons a jury toascertain the idiosey or Lunacy of the said Thomas Gunn. This documentgives the ages of Phoebe Ramey age about 32, Caroline Gunn age about 30and Harriett Henry aged about 28 years.
    Will on file in Robertson County Tenn. Archives: Will Book 16 page 794.Names wife Frances, Phebe Raimey, Francis C. Gunn and Harriett L. Gunn.In the will of Thomas Gunn, it mentions a Kentucky Land Grant received.At some point the line between Tenn. and Ky. changed. and it would helpalso to investigate Kentucky records.

    I, Thomas Gunn, Sr., of the County of Robertson and State of Tennessee,do by these presence constitute and ordain this my last Will andTestament (vevoking all others).

    In premises to say, I give to my wife Frances Gunn, during her naturallife to dispose of at her pleasure (vis) the land that my mansion houseis on that I bought of William Ship; the land I bought of WilliamChristy; the land I bought of David Tullock; the land I bought of PeytonWilliams; the land I bought of Spotswood H. Scott and wife Caroline andthe land I obtained by virtue of a Kentucky warrant with all my farmingtools, household and kitchen furniture with all my plantation carriages,together with my negro men Sye and Joe, for life and Tilda, Daniel, Jimand Edy, to her and her heirs forever, and her chose of two horses in thefarm, two cows and calves, six sheep, twenty yearling hogs, four breedingsows and twenty pigs and one half the crop on hand at my death, and oneyears' provisions for her family.

    To confirm all my former gifts to my children, First my daughter MarthaBell, two negroes, Lucy and Sally, to her and her heirs forever; Secondto my grandaughter Martha C. Scott, in the sight of her father the moneyI let S. . Scott have after marriage with what property I have given tomy son in his life; Third I give to my daughter Nancy Gunn two negroes,Caty and Ibby, to her and her heirs forever; Fourth, I give to mydaughter Priscilla Gardner two negroes to her and her heirs forever,Dolly and Silvy; at her request I secure as a loan to her for life andthen to her children what of
    my estate she may receive; Fifth, I give to my son James Gunn tow negroesDilsay and Isaac, to him and his heirs forever. Sixth, I give to mydaughter Betsey Bell two negroes, Candis and Bob, to her and her heirsforever; Seventh, I give to my daughter Sally Bell two negroes, Will andAnck, to her and her heirs forever; Ninth, I give to my daughter PheobeRamey, two negroes, Hannah and Herod to her and her heirs forever; Tenth,I give to my daughter Frances C. Gunn two negroes, Daniel and Milley, toher and her heirs forever. Eleventh, I give to my daughter Harriet T.Gunn two negroes, Abraham and Frances, to her and her heirs forever, andthe balance of my property to be sold or divided as my heirs think best,everyone that is aforesaid named having equal share so as to share andshare alike only to
    keep my land in reserve until my wife sees proper to give it up to be
    equally divided between all of my lawful legatees (viz) Martha Bell,Nancy Gunn, Martha C. Scott, Priscilla Bell, Nancy Gunn, Martha C. Scott,Priscilla Gardner, James Gunn, Betsey Bell, Richard K. Bell's twochildren, Mary and Allen Bell, Mary G. Bailey, Pheobe Ramey, Frances C.Gunn and Harriet T. Gunn.

    In conclusion the terms of the division of my estate that may be on handat my death to be equally divided with all of my heirs on the conditionof their assigning a deed of release from all claims on my estatewhatsoever of any kind or complexion before they receive any part thatmay be on hand at my death and if refusing to comply with theseconditions they shall be considered to have had their full share and thatportion to fall into the buil of my remaining estate and be divided amongthose of my children that comply with the conditions of this my last willand testament. Now I request my only sons, James T. Gunn and John Bell,to be my executors to see that
    this my last will and testament be carried into effect to the lastletter. In testimony I hereunto set my hand and affix my seal this 29thof October 1849.

    Signed Thomas Gunn (Seal)

    Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Noel Burton, F. Pride.

    This is the obituary that appears in the book, Robertson County,Tennessee Obituaries and Death Records, 1802-1930 by Gregory G. Poole,1999, pg 108:

    GUNN, THOMAS The venerable servant of God, as has been announced already,is no more. He fell asleep in Jesus on the 13th of May, 1859, aged 89years, 1 month and 3 days. He was born in Nottoway County, Virginia,April 10, 1770. While young, his father removed to Caswell County, NorthCarolina, where at about the age of 18 years of age, he professedjustifying faith in Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopalchurch. He soon began to preach the gospel, but at what precise time hewas regularly licensed, we have not the means of ascertaining. He wasordained deacon at Lynchburg, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1808, by Bishop Asbury.He was ordained elder by Biship McKendree in Tennessee, on the 4th ofOctober. He emigrated to Tennessee at an early age, and was long acitizen of Robertson County. He raised a family, and by industry andeconomy was able to provide amply for their wants and to aid each childto make a fair start in the business of life. His latter years wererendered burdensome in some degree because of a serious fall from hishorse. His brother, the late Rev. James Gunn was his yoke-fellow, and formany years side by side they labored for the advancement of theRedeemer's case. The late Rev. William Gunn, long and favorably known inKentucky as an efficient itinerant preacher and a sweet singer in Israelwas the son of James Gunn and a nephew of the subject of this notice. J.B. McFerrin

    Nashville Christian Advocate July 14, 1859

    From: Methodism in Tennessee "Thomas Gunn was licensed to preach on the14th of May 1784...." This would mean that Thomas Gunn was just fourteenyears of ionable.

    Birthdates of children listed in Thomas Gunn bible.

    Children of Francis Kilgore and Thomas Gunn are:

    + 15 i. Pheobe Lea4 Gunn, born May 02, 1826; died 1861.

    16 ii. Francis Caroline Gunn, born August 31, 1829.

    Notes for Francis Caroline Gunn:

    Birthdate from Thomas Gunn bible.

    It is thought that Caroline Gunn never married and this may be the "AuntKate" referred to in letters.

    + 17 iii. Harriett T. Gunn, born January 04, 1832 in Caswell Co. N. C.;died May 19, 1862 in Robertson Co. Tn..

    Generation No. 4

    15. Pheobe Lea4 Gunn (Francis3 Kilgore, Thomas II2, Thomas I1) was bornMay 02, 1826, and died 1861. She married J. Milton Ramey May 03, 1842 inRobertson Co. Tenn, son of Randolph Ramey and Jane Ramey.
    Notes for Pheobe Lea Gunn:
    Birthdate from Thomas Gunn bible.
    Middle name Lea was taken from her mother's family in Caswell County.
    Either married in Cheatham or Robertson Co. Tennessee.

    Notes for J. Milton Ramey:
    There is some question as to when J. Milton Ramey died. He was aMethodist circuit rider, appointed in 1837. It is not known if this J.Milton Ramey is of the Randolph Ramey line. There is a definite linkbetween the Rameys in Ala and the family of J. Milton Ramey, but justwhat, it is not known.

    CHEATHAM COUNTY was established February 28, 1856, out of parts ofDAVIDSON, ROBERTSON, DICKSON and MONTGOMERY Counties, all of which wereoriginally the CUMBERLAND DISTRICT and then DAVIDSON COUNTY. Cheatham wasso small when established that no part of it was ever taken to make partsor all of any other counties.

    On the account sale of Estate of Thomas Gunn, Estate Settlement LoosePapers 1850-1900. Robertson Co.
    "I find charged by J. T., Gunn guardian as afore said against Milton Ramya note put in his hand for collection in the amount of 225.00. Also forhire of boy Jake for the year 1855, 1000. For the hire of boy Jake forthe year 1856 and 1857. For 1856 $150.00, 1857 $125.00 in all 275 in all.1857 in cash loaned 300.00. For hire of Boy Jake for 1858 175.00

    March 1861.
    Milton Ramey and Pheobe Lea Gunn were married in 1842 and by 1850 theyhad moved from Robertson to Montgomery County and had three children.(Check to see if county lines changed...or they moved)

    By letters were living in the area of Clarksville.

    1850 Montgomery Co. Tennessee Census

    Ramey, Jane 50 born in Tenn. Jullia A. 20, Stephen 19. Aprilla 17.

    Ramey Milton 35, Phebe L. 21, Melville S. 6. Thomas R. 3, Ruford M. 2
    Ramey, Samuel 44, Milly 37,, Jacob A. 17, James M. 16, Margaret E 14,Mary A. 12, Nancy C. 8, Elizabeth 5, Emma 4, Solomon 3, Martha 1
    Ramey, Jane 67 born in Va. This Jane is living or listed just before theMilton Ramey Family.

    1860 on Cheatham Co. Tenn Census age 44, F.L age 34 (This is probablyPheobe Lea), M.S age 16 [This is probably Melville Summerfield] age 16,T.B. [This is probably Thomas B.) age13, R. [this is probably Ruford] age10, L [Lenora} age 7, and T.V. age 5 and a female.(Do not know who thelast entry is)

    1870 Census there is a James M Ramey age 36 gives birthplace as Tennliving in Clarksville, Tn. Montgomery County. A Wellis age 20, a Sam E.37 born in Tenn., Montgomery Co, and a Milly age 56 born in N. C. livingin Montgomery Co. At this point 7/2000 I do not know who these Rameysare.

    The Ramey marriage other than Milton Ramey is James M. Ramey married toDeliah Arnold in 1856 and wonder if this is the above Ramey. We foundthis was actually Roney so this is not pertinent but leaving asreference..

    Extracted from The Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1886.
    Methodist Church

    Rev. John B. McFerrin, D. D.
    Rev. E. Hatcher
    John W. Hammer
    Milton Ramey
    Joseph E. Douglas
    Joseph B. Walker
    Adam S. Riggs
    Alexander R. Erwin
    Lewis C. Bryan
    Samuel D. Baldwin
    Thomas Maddin
    Thomas W. Randle
    Alexander R. Erwin
    A. Mizell
    Joseph B. West
    W. D. F. Sawrie
    W. G. Dorris
    R. S. Hunter
    Wellborn Mooney
    J. R. Plummer
    J. P. McFerrin
    W. M. Green
    J. R. Plummer
    R. K. Brown
    James D. Barhee
    T. J. Moody
    W. R. Peebles

    At this time 7/00 it is not known if the father of J. Milton Ramey is
    Benjamin Ramey or Randolph Ramey.

    Further research is needed in Tennessee before this can be determined.When this was researched back in the 1930s, my great aunt was told by theresearcher that J. Milton Ramey descended from Randolph Ramey. He may bedescended from the Jacques Remey line who was born abt. 1630 in Lorraine,France and died in 1721 in Westmoreland Co. Va.

    Have two coded letters supposedly written by James Milton Ramey who was aspy during the Civil War. That because of his status as a circuit riderhe was able to pass between the north and south lines more easily. Thisis only a family story and yet to be proven.

    A daughter of Lenora Caroline "Carry" Ramey states, "I saw the oldhomestead occupied by my grandparents (Pheobe Lea Gunn and J. MiltonRamey.) I have a picture of the house in the photo album of the daughterof Caroline Ramey which was given to me by a cousin in the year 2,000,along with many family letters.

    Date of death from notes of Ila Ferrell Cox.

    Marriage Notes for Pheobe Gunn and J. Ramey:
    Marriage in Robertson Co. Marriages - page 50.

    Children of Pheobe Gunn and J. Ramey are:

    18 i. Fannie5 Ramey. She married unknown Thompson.
    Notes for Fannie Ramey:
    This may be the mother of Ina Thompson. Some of the old letters etc. camefrom her personal belongings. I do not know where she lived or died.

    19 ii. Ruford (Rufus) Ramey.
    Notes for Ruford (Rufus) Ramey:
    Ruford died in the Durham County Poor House as he had signed his houseover to the son of his last wife and the son would not care for him inhis old age. Having no money and no place to live the "Durham CountyHome" was where he finished out his days.

    In one of his letters he mentions his children and a wife of his youthand further stated that they did not know him. The name mentioned wasDelina Arnold as the "wife of his youth".

    Of interest is that in 1854 a Rufus Ramey was listed as a buyer at thesale of property of Hames Harrison. Book R. page 194, Caswell Co. N. C.

    Also in Book Q page 478 Edward Ramey was a buyer at the estate of JohnBrooks along with James W. Featherston.

    + 20 iii. Thomas B. Ramey, born March 20, 1846; died November 02, 1915 inHuntsville, Ala..

    + 21 iv. Lenora Caroline Ramey, born 1853 in Tenn.; died 1917 in Wake
    County, N.C..

    22 v. Melville Summerfield Ramey, born October 16, 1843.
    Notes for Melville Summerfield Ramey:
    Birthdate from Thomas Gunn Bible.

    >From letters Aunt Ila F. Cox states Melville and Mother died earlybefore 1865.

    Melville S. Ramey served with the 49 Tennessee Infantry (Confederate) Co.K as a private.

    Of interest is that a Melvin S. Ramey born 1814 and died June 17, 1870 isburied in the Gunn Cemetery on Dowlen Rod farm owned by James D. Ayres ina field east of his home. It is not known at this time which Ramey thiscould be.

    Ramey Melville K 49 Tennessee Infantry. Private Private Ramy, M. S. 39543954 3954 Confederate

    17. Harriett T.4 Gunn (Francis3 Kilgore, Thomas II2, Thomas I1) was bornJanuary 04, 1832 in Caswell Co. N. C., and died May 19, 1862 in RobertsonCo. Tn.. She married T.Marion Henry October 21, 1851 in Tennessee, son ofIsaac Henry and Elizabeth Winfield.
    Notes for Harriett T. Gunn:
    Buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Robertson Co. Tenn.
    Birthdate from Thomas Gunn IV Bible
    Robertson Co. Genn. Springfield, Tenn.
    Abs. of Chancery Court Loose P0apers 1844-1872 #662
    1850, 60 and 70 Robertson Co. Tenn. Census
    Have family letters from Harriett Henry. At this time 7/00 the names ofchildren were taken from these letters.
    1860 Census Robertson County T M Henry 35, H.T. 30, M.L,f 5, E.R. f4,,T.G. 2 m, and Frances Gunn 65.

    Notes for T.Marion Henry:
    T. M. Ramey and both wives are buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield,Tenn., Robertson Co.

    T. M. Henry is descended from Hugh Henry Sr., son of Alexander Henry born1716 in Scotland or Virginia and died 1791 in Robertson Co. He marriedMary Donelson abt. 1739 in Va. daughter of John Donelson and CatherineDavis. They came with John Donelson Jr. on his trip to Tennessee in 1779.Hugh Sr. established ownership of land on the Red River near Clay Lick.
    Hugh Henry Jr. was next in line to David Henry then to Isaac David Henryborn 1802. Isaac David Henry was the father of Thomas Marion Henry
    The obit states in part: T.M. Henry died at the home ofhis daughter Mrs.Rader Bell.......His death resulted from LaGrippe........If Mr. Henry hadlived until April 29 he would have celebrated his 78th birthday. Mr.Henry was a resident of Springfield all of his life................he wasa member of the Methodist church.

    He is survived by seven children, W. T. and J. W. Henry, Mrs. MiltonPike, Mrs. F. M. Woodard, Mrs. Rader Bell, Miss Lizzie Henry of thisplace and Mrs. E. M. Harrell of Springhill Tennessee.

    It is thought that T. M. Henry may be descended from Patrick Henry.

    He is also descended from The Donaldson family of Fort Donaldson which isin downtown Nashville.

    On Census for 1860 Robertson Co. Lists T. M. Henry 35 and H. T (Harriett30, M.L. age 5, E.R. 4, T.G. 2 and Frances Gunn 65. So the wife of ThomasGunn was living with her daughter in 1860. She was 65 years old in 1860.

    Children of Harriett Gunn and T.Marion Henry are:

    23 i. Mary L.5 Henry, born December 1853.

    24 ii. Lizzie K. Henry, born 1856.

    25 iii. William Thomas Henry, born 1858.
    Notes for William Thomas Henry:
    By a letter from my Great Aunt W. T. Henry was a doctor. Do not know atthis time 9/00

    26 iv. Fannie Henry, born 1862.




    Marriage 1 Lydia
      Children
      1. Has Children Charles KILGORE b: ABT 1743 in Kilgore's Branch, Orange Co., NC
      2. Has Children Thomas KILGORE b: ABT 1755/1759 in Kilgore's Branch, Orange Co., NC
      3. Has No Children Lydia Ann KILGORE b: 1770 in Kilgore's Branch, Orange Co., NC
      4. Has No Children Johnson KILGORE b: in Kilgore's Branch, Orange Co., NC

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