Sunday, September 16, 2018

Josephine Gilbert marriages: David Butram, 1876; and John Emery, 1880. Families of Dekalb County, Tennessee

Facts and Conclusions used to define Josephine Gilbert (Family Search PID 2MGB-G4Z), as of 16 Sept. 2018.

Name: Josephine Gilbert, added 30 May 2012 by FamilySearch.

Birth: 1858, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States, added 30 May 2012 by FamilySearch.

Parents added 26 April 2012 by FamilySearch.

Mother: Emaline Hester Bryant

Father: Joseph W. Gilbert

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First Marriage, to David Burtrum, modified 27 April 2012 by FamilySearch. Merged, at some point, with the PID of a record used to create the PID.

MARRIAGE 1: JOSEY GILBERT and DAVID BURTRUM

Josey Gilbert, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Indexed Information (alt., bride-specific):

Name: Josey Gilbert
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 12 Aug 1876
Event Place: DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
Gender: Female
Spouse's Name: David Burtrum
Spouse's Gender: Male

Citation: "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, /FamilySearch/ - (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-FCV4 : 30 November 2017), David Burtrum and Josey Gilbert, 12 Aug 1876; citing DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 593,050.
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BIRTH AND DEATH OF FIRST HUSBAND, DAVID BUTRAM
Added 16 Sep 2018 by user, SouthernMuse (D.K. Pritchett).

(concluded to be the same individual as David Burtrum who married Josey Gilberts, from the record above).

David Butram in the Federal Mortality Census Schedule, 1880

Page 543 (original page 1), Line 37 (indexed as Line 38): David Butram (with "t" uncrossed), aged 30, married white male, deceased. Birth: est. 1849, Tennessee. Both parents born in Tennessee. Death: Dec. 1879, , Dekalb, Tennessee (of Typhoid Fever). Number of months residing in county, not stated.

Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880, and Related Indexes, 1850-1880; Archive Collection: T655; Archive Roll Number: 28; Census Year: 1879; Census Place: District 9, DeKalb, Tennessee; Page: 543, Line 37 (indexed as Line 38).

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MARRIAGE 2: JOSIE BUTRAM and JOHN EMERY
added 16 Sep 2018 by user, SouthernMuse (D.K. Pritchett).

Josie Butram: (concluded to be Josie Gilbert Butram; that is, Josie Gilbert, who married David Burtram, from “Marriage 1,” the record at the top of this page).

Josie Butram, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Indexed Information (alt., bride-specific):

Name: Josie Butram
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 20 Jan 1880
Event Place: DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
Gender: Female
Spouse's Name: John Emery
Spouse's Gender: Male

Citation: "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, /FamilySearch/ (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH3-FQGY : 30 November 2017), John Emery and Josie Butram, 20 Jan 1880; citing DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 593,050.
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CENSUS CONFIRMATION OF SECOND MARRIAGE:

Census confirmation exists (below) for conclusion of Josey (Gilbert) Butram's second marriage to John Emery (Embry), noting that Thomas Butram is the stepson of John Emery.

Josie Embry in the United States Census, 1880

Name: Josie Embry
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Civil District 11, De Kalb, Tennessee, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Occupation: Keeps House
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Wife
Birth Year (Estimated): 1860
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Sheet Letter: D
Sheet Number: 98
Person Number: 1
Volume: 1

Household (Role, Relationship, Sex, Age, Birth State, Birth Country):

John Embry, Self, Male, 25, Tennessee, United States
Josie Embry, Wife, Female, 20, Tennessee, United States
Thomas Butram, Stepson, Male, 1, Tennessee, United States

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Billy Eugene Wilson, born in Lewis County, Tennessee, lived in Michigan, and moved to Georgia.

Billy Eugene Wilson was born 17 January 1932 in Hohenwald, Lewis, Tennessee, to parents, Grove Cleveland and Emma (Staggs) Wilson. He moved to Michigan at age twelve. There, he applied for his Social Security card. At the age of 18 (about 1920), he joined the U.S. Air Force. (His last enlistment was on 10 Sep 1970). He was career military, retiring from the Air Force on 30 September 1972. His rank was MSGT. After retiring, he and his family moved to Riverdale, Clayton County, Georgia. He took a post as letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office, retiring from East Point Post Office in 1993. He died in Riverdale, Clayton, Georgia, on December 8, 2002. His remains were cremated, with plans for later burial in the Veterans Cemetery in Cherokee County, Georgia. He was survived by his wife, Della Iona (Olson) Wilson, several children, a brother and two sisters, nieces, and nephews.

Sources:

Billy Eugene Wilson in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (no image; text-only collection).

Name: Billy Eugene Wilson
[Billy E Wilson]
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1932
Birth Place: Hohenwald Le, Tennessee
Death Date: 8 Dec 2002
Father: Grover C Wilson
Mother: Emma A Staggs
SSN: 375303518
Notes: Jun 1948: Name listed as BILLY EUGENE WILSON; 18 Mar 1997: Name listed as BILLY E WILSON

Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

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Found in US Census, Hohenwald, Lewis County, Tennessee, in 1940: Billy Wilson, aged 9, son of widowed-female head, Emma Wilson. Billy was born in Tennessee.
Census Link: http://bit.ly/OfficialRecords-I-43-3-Eli-Long
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United States Social Security Death Index: Billy E Wilson, aged, deceased. Birth: 17 Jan 1932. Death: 08 Dec 2002, (last residence), Clayton, Georgia. State (card issued): Michigan.

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Billy Wilson in the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010

U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (no image; text-only collection)

Name: Billy Wilson
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1932
Death Date: 8 Dec 2002
Branch 1: AF
Enlistment Date 1: 10 Sep 1970
Release Date 1: 30 Sep 1972

Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

William Houston Dunn, of Cisco, Murray County, Georgia; Son of Joseph Perry Dunn, and Husband of Sarah Ann Elizabeth Pritchett

William Houston Dunn, of Murray County, Georgia

Son of Joseph Perry Dunn and Nancy (Patty) Dunn

Husband of Sarah Ann Elizabeth "Sallie" Pritchett

William H. Dunn married Sallie Pritchett on 15 Aug 1896, Murray County, Georgia
(Murray County Marriage Book VI, page 270).

Citation:
"Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWCW-CJG : 11 February 2018), William H. Dunn and Sallie Pritchett, 15 Aug 1896; citing , Murray, Georgia; FHL microfilm 382,547.
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(Pampy) Huse Dunn is mentioned in list of Perry Dunn's children, written in 1986 by his cousin Esther (Headrick) Pritchett, who was A.L.B. (Dunn) Headrick's daughter. The other children of Perry and Nancy are Liz, Martha Noblett, Rhoda, Levi, and Susan Green. She further identified Huse (Pampy) as the father of Cleo Dunn, and went on to mention Cleo's children.

My own note: Cleo Patra Dunn, daughter of "Huse" Dunn (also called "Pampy" by Esther), married Andy Caylor. After he died, she married Esther's brother, Samuel Wesley "Wes" Headrick.

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W.H. Dunn is listed in a deed of the J.P. Dunn land (where A.L.B. Headrick, M.E. Noblett, S.A. Green, and L.P. Dunn are also listed). (Murray Co., Georgia, Deed Book X, page 579. Deeded 11 October 1905 to W.H. Dunn. Recorded 28 Dec. 1908). 

This land can be traced back to Susannah P. Dunn (she is Susannah Parman, who married Daniel Dunn).
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The obituary helps identify which W.H. Dunn this is. Notice that the names of his siblings are the same names mentioned in the deed, above, and in Granny's list of Perry and Nancy's children.

Obituary of W.H. Dunn:
The Chatsworth Times, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia
Published Thursday, 9 January 1947

W.H. Dunn, Cisco, Dies at Home
    W. H. Dunn, 76, passed away at his home near Cisco Thursday morning, January 2. He is survived by four daughters; Mrs. D. C. Hannah and Mrs. F. T. Hayes, both of Chattanooga, Tenn. two sons, Pat and James Dunn, of Cisco; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held from Calvary Baptist Church Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. Sam Melton and Rev. Winfrey Crider officiating. Burial was in the Calvary cemetery with Kenemer Brothers in charge.
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On the death certificate of Beulah Dunn (died 9 Aug. 1930 at age 19), the parents are listed as Huse Dunn, of Murray Co., Ga., and Sally "Rritchett," of Murray Co., Ga. (sloppy handwriting--mother's surname should be "Prichett.") The informant is Huse Dunn, of Cisco, Ga.

On the death certificate of Clara Hannah (died 23 Mar 1955, Chattanooga), the parents are Huston Dunn and Sarah Pritchett.

William Henry Dunn, of Bradley County, Tennessee, and Murray County, Georgia; Son of Nancy C. Dunn, and husband of Nova Bookout

William Henry Dunn of Bradley County, Tennessee; and of Murray County, Georgia
Husband of Nova Bookout

   (not the same as William Houston Dunn, husband of Mary Pritchett)
   (not the same as William H. Dunn, husband of Nancy M. Carter)
   (not the same as William Henry Harrison Hayes "Bill" Dunn, of White County, Tenn.)

William Henry Dunn of Bradley County, Tennessee (son of Jim Dunn and Nancy C. Dunn)
Birth: 27 Jul 1882. Death: 3 Jan 1941 (the death record has this mistake: it happened in 1941, but the coroner wrote "1940" in the blank for the year; however, the deceased was last seen alive on 2 Jan. 1941--so clearly there is a clerical error on the death certificate).

The death record has him as William Henry Dunn and has his wife as Nova Dunn, but the indexers could not read the writing, and indexed her name as "Noute" Dunn. This William Henry Dunn was buried at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Murray County, Georgia, on 5 Jan. 1941. Although he has a double stone with the name of his wife, Nova Bookout, she is not buried beside him. She remarried some time after 1940 and is buried beside her second husband, V.C. Davis.

Marriage Record
State of Tennessee, Bradley County
Page 125
Marriage License for Will H Dunn, age 46, and Nova Bookout, age 43 (granted 15 June 1927).
Marriage Bond: Will H Dunn and Mary L Hayes, of Bradley County, Tennessee: Marriage Bond of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Dollars; bonded 15 Jun 1927.
Marriage Solemnization for Will H Dunn and Nova Bookout: 15 June 1927, by Samuel ?Milton?, M.G.
Returned on 16 June 1928, signed by L?? Brock, Clerk.

Notice that "Mary L. Hayes" who helped put up the bond for this marriage, would be Mary L. (Dunn) Hayes, sister of William H. Dunn, and wife of James H. "Jim" Hayes. In 1930, this William H. Dunn is listed as brother-in-law of James Hayes (whose wife is Mary L. Hayes). Also in the household is Nova Dunn (William's wife). They live on Hall's Chapel Road, Murray County, Georgia, where the Bookouts have been known to live.

These are the siblings of this William H. Dunn:

Martha Josephine Dunn (wife of Henry Hill Headrick)

James Monavel Dunn (husband of Lillie Mary Magdalene Prince)

Mary L. Dunn (wife of James H. "Jim" Hayes)

John Lee Dunn (husband of Kadell Samantha Mantooth)

The mother of these children, Nancy C Dunn, was in Murray County, Georgia, moved to Bradley County, Tennessee, and possibly moved back to Murray County, Georgia.

Living beside the Bookouts in 1910 are Joseph P. Dunn and Nancy E. (Putnam) Dunn. That Joseph P. Dunn (probably named Joseph Perry Dunn after his uncle of that name, who died in 1905 and is not listed in the 1910 census). The Joseph P. Dunns who lived beside the Bookouts is the brother of yet a different William Houston Dunn (born 1843), who moved out to Texas and married Nancy Mahalia Carter.

There are quite a few William H. Dunns and Joseph P. Dunns, many of them named for each other. That's why it helps to study brother-sister relationships, aunt-uncle relationships; and to look at marriage bonds and land deeds.

The death record has his middle name as "Henry," though I had always thought that he was also called "Huse," just like the other one!

Death Record of William Henry Dunn
Apparent Date of Death: 3 January 1941 (but says 1940; simple clerical error, because he was last seen alive by doctor in 1941; and the certificate was filed in 1941).

Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942, Cert. no. 33699: death of William Henry Dunn, male. Birth: 27 Jul (est. 1883), Ga. Death: 3 Jan "1940" (should be 1941--clerical error in source; has 1/3/1940); Doctor last saw deceased alive on 2 Jan. 1941. Place of Death: Crandall, Murray, Georgia. Cause of Death: Chronic Rheumatic Fever. Wife of Deceased: Nova Dunn (indexed as Noute Dunn). Mother of Deceased: Nancy Dunn (born in Blunt Co., Tenn). Father of deceased: Not Known. Informant: Mrs. Will Dunn, of Crandall, , Ga. Burial: 5 Jan. 1941 (or 1940!) Buried at Calvery Cemetery, Crandall, (Murray), Georgia. Undertaker: Kenemer Brothers, of Dalton, (Whitfield), Ga. Filed: 9 May 1941. Registrar: J. B. Higdon. [Extract by D.K. Pritchett, Family Search contributor.]

Citation
"Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJX9-64CR : 11 March 2018), William Henry Dunn, 03 Jan 1940; citing Crandall, Murray, Georgia, United States, Georgia State Archives, Morrow.





William Henry Harrison Hayes "Bill" Dunn, of White County, Tennessee (lived there all of his life)

William H. Dunn's parents, according to his Social Security Application, are Stanfield Dunn and Mandy Smith. That application gives his birth as 10 April 1869, Cookeville, , Tennessee (yet Stanfield Dunn and Mandy Smith were not married until 1879 (ten years later), according to the marriage index. On William's death record, with his wife, "Lular Dunn" as informant, his birth is 1871 and his parents are Stanfield Dunn and Amanda White. It is not unusual for an in-law to mix up her mother-in-law's maiden name, but she would likely know her husband's parents. Note that all of these people seem to have been born and lived for decades in White County, Tennessee, NOT Murray County, Georgia. (That is a terrible mix-up on Find A Grave; DNA should help prove it, if family members are tested). William does not appear with his parents in the 1880 census, unless he is the same person as James H. Dunn, which he could be (because James disappears later on). From 1900 on, Census has William's birth as Dec 1874, 1873, 1867, 1878, and finally, 1871. Then his tombstone has 1871. I've never seen such a broad range of error on a year of birth. I think that James H. Dunn, born Sep. 1879, could be the same child as William H. Dunn. It would explain a lot! See Social Security Application: William H Dunn in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. [Did he lie about his parents on his Social Security Application? Did his wife lie about his parents in his death record? Or is this just a simple error on the year of birth? I think it might be the latter.] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (no image ; text-only collection).
Name: William H Dunn
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 10 Apr 1869
Birth Place: Cookeville, Tennessee
Father: Stanfield Dunn
Mother: Mandy Smith
SSN: 415050600
Notes: May 1937: Name listed as WILLIAM H DUNN
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Source Information
Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.

Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.
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Death Record of William Hayes Dunn:

Name William Hayes Dunn
Event Type Death
Event Date 31 Aug 1963
Event Place Baxter, Putnam, Tennessee, United States
Gender Male
Age 92
Birth: 10 April 1871, White County, Tennessee
Father's Name Stanfield Dunn
Mother's Name Amanda White
Spouse's Name Lular Sherrell Dunn
Spouse's Gender Female
Informant: Mrs. Lular Dunn, of Rt. 1, Baxter, , Tennessee
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In US Census, this person may actually be the same as James H. Dunn, who appears in 1880 US Census, White County, Georgia, as the son of Stanfield and Amanda Dunn.