Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Prater and Monning Family, Deed Book V, Page 685, Whitfield County, Georgia

Prater - Monning 

Whitfield County, Georgia
Deed Book V, page 685

I'm too tired to transcribe this deed right now, but if you need a preview, here's the link on Google Drive:

Deed Book V, page 685 (on Google Drive)

Deed Book V, page 685 (on Flickr)

Heirs of Mrs. H A Prater, Power of Attorney to Sell Land, Deed Book V, Pages 641-642, Whitfield County, Georgia

Whitfield County, Georgia
Superior Court Records
Deed Book V, Pages 641-642

[PAGE 641]:

Mrs. Bettie Chambers
Mrs. J F Monning et al
William H. Prater
Power of Attorney

State of Georgia Whitfield County

Know all men by these presents
That we, Mrs. Bettie Chambers, of New York City, Mrs J F Monning of Amarillo Texas and R R Prater of Chattanooga Tenn., heirs of the late Mrs H. A Prater, and by these presents constitute and appoint William H Prater, of the county of Whitfield and state of Georgia, our true and lawful attorney -in- fact, for to sell certain real estate belonging to us, lying in the counties of Whitfield and Murray, State of Georgia, specified or particularized as follows, to- wit.

All that tract or parcel of land for which Cooper holds bond -for- titles from our mother, the said Mrs H A Prater, executed during her life, also all that tract or parcel of land for which Robinson holds bond -for- title from


[PAGE 642]: 

our mother the said Mrs H A Prater which said tracts are more particularly described in said bonds and any and all other bonds derived by the undersigned from the estate of the said Mrs H A Prater and for which there are outstanding bonds -or- title said outstanding contracts to be terminated upon such terms as the said William K Prater may deem best, to execute conveyances of title accordingly and to receive payment therefor

And we give and grant unto our said attorney full power and authority to do and perform every legal act and thing necessary in the permises, as amply to all intents and purposes, as we might or could do if personally present hereby satisfying and confirming all that our said attorney shall lawfully do by virtue here of.

It is fully understood and intended that our said attorney is to exercise full and complete control, and to do such other and further thing in the premises as if we were personally present and acting

Hereby satisfying his every legal act therein

Signed, sealed, delivered
in our presence by Mrs
J F Monning and Mrs Bettie
Chambers, Jul 27, 1909

Mrs Bettie Chambers
Mrs J F Monning
Maggie P Manly
W M Sapp Clerk Superior Court
Whitfield County, Ga

Signed in our presence
by R R Prater, this --
day of -- 190-
R R Prater (Seal)

Filed recorded and certified for Jan 14, 1910.
W. M. Sapp  C.S.C.


Transcribed by D.K. Pritchett on 14 March 2018, from manuscript.

[Transcriber's note: Sometimes the clerk's capital "R" looks like his capital "A." I have spaced between paragraphs, unlike in the deed record.]


These are the same deed-book pages, but are viewable in larger format, with several shots of each page (unsorted):

Deed Image Files on Google Drive (several shots of pg. 641-642):

Deed Image Files on Flickr (Public):

Monday, March 5, 2018

William Jasper Herren and Family, Greene County, Tennessee

First Family of William Jasper Herren

North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979: Dorcus A. Morgan, female; listed in marriage to William J. Herrin. Marriage: 02 Nov 1857, , Mcdowell, North Carolina, US.

United States Census, 1860, Buncombe, North Carolina: Dorcas Haren, aged 22, female, listed in the household of Jasper Haren. Birth: 1838, North Carolina. Also in the household: Zeb Haren, infant male. Date of Census enumeration: 23 July 1860.

United States Census, 1870, District 12, Greene, Tennessee, (Archival Stamp 310), Sheet 17, Dwelling 118, Family 118, Line 23: Darkus Herren, aged 33, white female, listed in the household of William Herren. Birth: 1836-1837, North Carolina.

Find A Grave Index 39360725: Dorcas Haren. Birth: 07 Jul 1837. Death: 28 May 1876. Burial: 1876, Cross Anchor Cemetery, Cross Anchor, Greene, Tennessee, USA.

Second Family of William Jasper Herren

William J. Haren married (2) Emma (Babb) Linticum, on 05 December 1876, Greene County, Tennessee. Emaline "Emma" or "Emily" Babb was the daughter of Alfred and Mary "Polly" (Kidwell) Babb. Emaline's first husband was John D. Linthicum, but there is no evidence that she ever lived with him. She may have. The two married in 1876, but about two weeks after the marriage, they show up in census in separate households--she, with her parents (but under her married name); and he, with a family by the name of Hughs. They are listed on the same census page, but in separate households.

Citation for marriage of Emily Babb and John D. Linticum: 
Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950: Emaline Babb, female; listed in marriage to John D Linticum. Marriage: 18 Jun 1870, Greene, Tennessee, United States.

Citation for marriage of Wm. J. Haren and Emma Linticum: 
"Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Wm. J. Haren and Emma Linticum, 05 Dec 1876; citing Greene,Tennessee, reference ; FHL microfilm 944,387.

William and Emma Herren in Census:

United States Census, 1880, District 12, Greene, Tennessee, Supv. Dist. 1, E.D. 50, Sheet 28, Dwelling 246, Family 247: William J Herring, aged, married male, head. Birth: 1835, North Carolina, US. Date of census enumeration: 21 June 1880. Wife is Emmie Herring.

According to research based on studying the dates of marriage and years of birth listed for the children, the 1880 household has children from both of marriages.

United States Census, 1900, Civil District 12, Greene, Tennessee: William J Haren, aged, married male, head. Birth: Apr 1833, North Carolina. Married 42 years (est. 1858). Wife is Emily Haren (mother of 6 children, 6 living).

[Note: Apparently William has given his first wife's birth date and year of marriage in this census listing!]

Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963: Emily Heren, aged 74 years, 1 day, widowed white female. Birth: 22 Aug 1849, Greene Co. [Tenn.] Death: 24 Aug 1923, Greene [Co.], Tennessee. Father: Alfred Babb, born in Greene Co., Tennessee. Mother: Polly Kidwell, born in Greene Co., Tennessee. Burial: 25 Aug. 1923, Oak Grove. Informant: W. S. Babb, of Greenville, Tenn. Undertaker: J.J. Mitchell, Greeneville.

Citation: "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 May 2014), Emily Heren, 24 Aug 1923; citing  Cemetery, Greene, Tennessee, v 20 cn 258, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,757.

Other Supporting Evidence:

The parents are listed in some of the children's death records:

Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963: Deceased male, Zeb Glen Haren (born 23 Feb. 1880, Greene, Tenn. and died 21 Apr 1946 in Unicoi, Tennessee). Father: Jasper Haren, born in Buncomb, N.C. Mother: Emma Babb, female, born in Greene, Tenn.

Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963: Nannie Leo Malone, aged 76 years, 4 months, 26 days, widowed female. Birth: 17 Sept 1877 (indexed as 1878). Death: 13 Feb 1954, Fall Branch, Washington, Tennessee (died at home; resided in Fall Branch for 20 years). Father: Jasper Haren. Mother: Emma Babb. Burial: 15 Feb. 1954, Babb Cemetery, Greene Co., Tenn. Informant: Mrs. Stella New, of Fall Branch, Tenn.

The errors in the 1900 census listing led to some confusion over the dates of marriage and the names of the wives. However, looking at the complete picture, the two marriages are recorded, and the deaths of each of the wives are established by good records. The names of the couple are established by their listings in the children's death records. While each of these records have minor discrepancies, there doesn't appear to be time between marriages for an extra marriage for William (to another Emma of a different birth date). Because of the good documentation from census, marriage, and death records, there doesn't seem to be much possibility of a lineage error (based on incorrect identification). The most likely explanation for the discrepancy in 1900 census is that the head of household, an elderly man by then, just made a mistake and gave his first wife's anniversary and date of birth.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Zebulon Glen Haren, of Greene County, Tennessee (later of Unicoi County, Tennessee): World War I Draft Registration

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918: Zeb Glen Haren, male, aged 38, a resident of Erwin, Unicoi, Tenn. Birth: 23 Feb 1880, , US. Military draft registration: 1917-1918, Unicoi County, Tennessee, US. Physical Description: Tall, of Medium Build, with Brown Eyes and Black Hair. No stated disabilities. Nearest Relative: Lui Haren (wife), also of Erwin, Unicoi, Tenn. Car Repairs, CC&O Ry Co., Erwin, Unicoi, Tenn. [prob. abbrev. for Railway Co.] Date of Registration: 12 Sept. 1918.


This record relates to Zebulon Glen Haren (son of Jasper William Haren and Emaline "Emma, Emily" (Babb) Linthicum Haren, of Greene County, Tennessee. Zebulon Glen Haren was married to Lou Ella Peterson.

Alfred Babb, born 1821, Private, Co. H, 8th East Tennessee Infantry (Enlisted 1863). Deserted Jan. 1864.

Alfred Babb, aged 42, enlisted as a Private in Company H, 8th East Tennessee Infantry, at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, on 11 August 1863.

Joined for duty and enrolled on 25 July 1853, Greene County, Tennessee, for 3 years.

Muster rolls: Present for July-Aug 1863; Sept-Oct 1863; Nov-Dec 1863.

He deserted on 20 Jan. 1864. The following remarks were on the Muster Rolls after that: 

Jan-Feb 1864: Deserted on March from Strawberry Plains to Knoxville Tenn July 20/64.

Mar-Apr 1864: Deserted on March from Srawberry Plains to Knoxville Jan. 20, 1864. Stop Per one Enfield Rifle Musket, appendages & accoutrements complete.

Muster Out Roll (at) Company Shops, N.C., 30 June 1865 (age 43): Last paid to Oct 31, 1863. Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $25.03. Bounty paid $___; Due $100. Remarks: Deserted June 25/64 at Strawberry Plains Ga with Enfield Rifle & accoutrements complete.

[Next card]: War Dept., Book Mark 4215 D 1887. Washington, 17 Aug. 1887. [Pre-printed]: "Application for removal of the charge of desertion and for an honorable discharge has been denied." [No remarks].

Surname: Babb.
State: Tennessee
Military Unit: Eighth Infantry
Full Name: Babb, Alfred

Card numbers: 9055545, 9055603, 9055661, 9055719, 9055823, 9055919, 9056282, 10794-6-1883.

Citation: Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee, Record group 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office; citing military unit Eighth Infantry, NARA microfilm publication M395 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, General Services Administration, 1963), roll 179.