Selected Families and Individuals


Joseph RILEY 1 was born 2 about 1790 in Laurens Co., South Carolina. Joseph married Unknown UNKNOWN.

1852:  Mentioned in the Ashley Co., Arkansas "Indirect Index of Deeds, Mortgages, and Other Instruments", Book A, p. 260
  "Riley, Joseph from Ashley County July 19, 1852"

Unknown UNKNOWN was born 1 in South Carolina. Unknown married Joseph RILEY 2.

BIRTH: Birth location taken from 1880 US Census records of son.

They had the following children.

  M i Andrew James RILEY was born about 1824.
  M ii James Cooper RILEY was born on 1 Jan 1826. He died on 9 Apr 1882.
  F iii
Martha RILEY 1 was born 1 after Jul 1832. She died 1 after Jul 1853.

Estimated birth date of between Jul 1832 and 1835.

  M iv Robert Harvey RILEY was born on 1 Nov 1836. He died on 3 Jul 1911.
  F v Louisa I. RILEY was born about 1838. She died after 1860.
  M vi
John RILEY 1 was born 1 after Jul 1832. He died 1 after Jul 1853.

Estimated birth year of between 1838 and 1844.

  M vii
William RILEY 1, 2, 3 was born 2, 4 about 1843 in Mississippi. He died 4 after 1860.

-1860:  residing in home of older brother James Cooper Riley in Bearhouse TS, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

  F viii
Mary S. RILEY 1, 2, 3 was born 3 after Jul 1832. She died 3 after Jul 1853.

Estimated birth date of after 1843.


William Huston LEE [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1826 in South Carolina. He died on 28 Aug 1868 in Leake Co., Mississippi. William married 2 Martha J. STONE 1 about 1848.


Martha J. STONE [Parents] 1 was born about 1827 in Virginia. She died after 1854. Martha married 2 William Huston LEE 1 about 1848.

Identification of maiden name STONE via Milt Riviere.  Older sister of Virginia Texas Stone.

They had the following children.

  M i
Samuel A. LEE 1 was born 2 about 1850 in Georgia.
  F ii
Shadie Ann LEE 1 was born 2 about 1852 in Georgia.
  F iii Saletha Jane "Letie" LEE was born on 1 Apr 1854. She died on 10 Jan 1929.
  M iv William H. "Buster" LEE was born on 1 Feb 1856.
  F v Sarah Elizabeth LEE was born on 29 Aug 1859. She died on 17 Dec 1941.
  M vi John Franklin LEE was born on 16 Feb 1863. He died on 30 Mar 1912.
  M vii
George Washington "Wash" LEE 1 was born 2 about 1867 in Mississippi.

Jeptha DOUGLASS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1808 in Little Nail Creek, Franklin Co., Georgia. He died in 1856 in Tchula, Holmes Co., Mississippi. Jeptha married 1, 2 Mary SMITH on 18 Feb 1829 in Lawrence Co., Mississippi.

Jeptha was counted in a census 3 in 1830 in Copiah Co., Mississippi. He was counted in a census 4 in 1840 in Carroll Co., Mississippi. He was counted in a census 5 in 1850 in Carroll Co., Mississippi.

Farmed in Georgia before going on to Mississippi (Camella M. Butts, 23 October 1997). Jeptha was a land speculator in Yazoo County with his brothers and in-laws. Before 1840 moved to Carroll where he was a large landowner. At least 10 children. (Camilla M. Butts 1991, A Gathering of Cousins - Madison, Sullivan, Raymond, Douglas, and Related Families, pp. 321 and 340.)
- 1830 Mississippi census, Copiah County.  (Jephthah Douglass)
- 1840 Mississippi census, Carroll County.
- 1845 Mississippi census, Carroll County
- 1850 Mississippi census, Carroll County p. 217, Southern Division, 18 September 1850, dwelling 308, family 337. Jeptha Douglass 42 Georgia, with Mary 36 Mississippi, Anderson 15, Sarah A. 12, Nancy 11, Martha A. 7, Mary 5, and Elizabeth 3.

Robbed and murdered near Tchula on the road to Jackson. Buried there (Camilla M. Butts 1991, A Gathering of Cousins - Madison, Sullivan, Raymond, Douglas, and Related Families, p. 321).

Mary SMITH [Parents] was born about 1813 in Lawrence Co., Mississippi. She died 1, 2 after 1860 in Yazoo Co., Mississippi. Mary married 1, 3 Jeptha DOUGLASS 1 on 18 Feb 1829 in Lawrence Co., Mississippi.

Other marriages:
CARPENTER, Unknown

Mary remarried (a CARPENTER) after the murder of her husband. Her second husband apparently married her only to obtain her property; he threw her and her children out.  A granddaughter is Midge Eldgridge of Memphis, Tennessee. (Camella M. Butts, 23 October 1997).  Carpenter sold his wife's property and deserted the family.  She died in Yazoo County, Misssissippi (Camilla M. Butts 1991, A Gathering of Cousins - Madison, Sullivan, Raymond, Douglas, and Related Families, pp. 318 and 321).

- It is noted from the 1830 US Census that an Owen Carpenter is listed on the same page as Mary's first husband, Jeptha (and he is approximately the same age as Jeptha); might he be Mary's second husband?

- 1860 Mississippi census, Attala County p. 98, T13 R8, Post Office Center, 14 August 1860, dwelling 593, family 654. Mary CARPENTER. Also in household are Elizabeth Douglass 14, Eli S. Douglass 12, and Susan Douglass 6.

Death location from individual entry in OneWorldTree.

They had the following children.

  M i
Andrew J. DOUGLASS 1 was born 1 in Jun 1829 in Copiah Co., Mississippi.
  M ii
James DOUGLASS 1 was born 1 about 1832 in Mississippi.
  M iii
Thomas DOUGLASS 1 was born 1 about 1834 in Mississippi.
  M iv
Anderson DOUGLASS 1 was born 1 about 1835 in Mississippi.
  F v
Sarah A. DOUGLASS 1 was born 1 about 1838 in Mississippi.
  F vi Nancy Jane DOUGLASS was born on 16 Dec 1840. She died on 20 May 1907.
  F vii
Martha A. DOUGLASS 1 was born 1 about 1843 in Mississippi.
  F viii
Mary Ann DOUGLASS 1, 2 was born 2 on 10 Feb 1845 in Carroll Co., Mississippi. She died 2 on 24 Mar 1900 in Ruleville, Sunflower Co., Mississippi.
  F ix
Elizabeth Catherine DOUGLASS 1, 2 was born 1, 2 in Mar 1847 in Carroll Co., Mississippi.
  M x Eli Smith DOUGLASS was born on 4 Dec 1850. He died on 29 Aug 1928.
  F xi
Susan DOUGLASS 1 was born 1 about 1854 in Mississippi.

James William LOONEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 22 Apr 1809 in Kentucky. He died on 16 Jan 1879 in Freestone Co., Texas. He was buried in 1879 in Cotton Gin Cemetery, Freestone Co., Texas. James married Mary RUSHING about 1874 in Oakwood, Leon Co., Texas.

Other marriages:
SMITH, Frances

  James William Looney was born 22 Apr 1809 in Kentucky.  James served two terms as the county sheriff (likely Cumberland Co, Kentucky) (Robert Riddle) (note that there were no Looney's listed in Cumberland Co. during the 1830 census). James married Frances "Fanny" Smith before 1835 in Kentucky.  They remained in Kentucky until about 1838 or 1839 when they moved to Weakley County, Tennessee where they resided until about 1851. (Weakley Co. is in northwest Tennessee and borders Kentucky).  In the 1840 census, it is seen that two boys and two girls, all under the age of five are in their household.  James was employed in "agriculture." The children are Frederick, Susan, and the youngest child at the time, James (the younger James).  The fourth child is an unknown female who apparently died before the 1850 census.
  Annual tax lists from 1842-1850 for Weakly County, Tennessee indicate James and Fannie lived in District 12, which was the far southeast section of the county (near present day Gleason, TN).  In the 1850 census James' occupation is listed as "blacksmith" and he and Fannie have six children in their household: Frederick (14), Susan (13), James (10), John (8), Billy(6) and Rebecca (4).  During this period no land or slaves were recorded under ownership.
  Around 1851, the family would move to southeast Arkansas (Ashley County), a journey of more than 300 miles.  From the 1860 census, it is seen that James and Fannie were living in Marie Saline Township of Ashley Co. Arkansas.  Four children are in the household:  Susan, Rebecca, William and Jesse (age 9), with Jesse being born in Arkansas (his name appears to have been recorded as "James" in the 1860 census).  In 1860, James' occupation is again listed as "blacksmith," but he must have been farming some land since the value of their land was $5500.  The value of their personal property was $1500.
  In about 1863 the family would move to Freestone County, Texas (Robert Riddle), which was soon followed by Fannie's death in February, 1864.  (From Ashley Co. Arkansas to Freestone Co. Texas is around 340 miles). An 1870 census record has not been found for James Looney.  About 1874 James would marry again, to Mary Rushing.  Mary was allegedly younger than James' oldest daughter, Susan, which created an interesting situation (Edward Looney letter).
  James and Mary had two children, Edward and Fannie, both born in Oakwood, Leon County, Texas (note that Oakwood is on the border of Freestone and Leon Counties, and is some 35 miles from Cotton Gin).  James would also outlive Mary, who died on 8 Jan 1876 (Robert Riddle).  Mary's death was apparently from complications with the birth of Fannie, born the same day.  It's interesting to note that this last child was named after James' first wife.
  James would live another three years and died 16 Jan 1879.  He is buried beside his first wife, in Cotton Gin Cemetery, Freestone Co., Texas (it is assumed they are together, though the Freestone Co. cemetery listing does not explicitly state so).

Mary RUSHING was born after 1837 in Texas. She died 1 on 8 Jan 1876 in Oakwood, Leon Co, Texas. Mary married James William LOONEY 2 about 1874 in Oakwood, Leon Co., Texas.

  The ancestry of Mary Rushing is quite a mystery. Her existence is known from a letter that her son, Edward Hardin Looney, wrote in about 1948.
   She is thought to be younger than James William Looney's oldest daughter from his first marriage, hence a birth year of after 1837. Bioligically, she must have been born prior to about 1860 in order to have her first child in 1875. A most probable birth date is about 1840, which would make her about 35 years old when she and James William Looney were married.
  Was Mary previously married before her marriage to James William Looney. This is likely, and if so was Rushing really her maiden name or just from the previous marriage?
  She is known to have been short with red hair, and that her family were early settlers of Falls Co., Texas. It is also thought that she taught school in Tidwell Prarie, Falls Co., Texas.
  Mary died about 8 Jan 1876 as a results of complications with the birth of her second child with James William Looney.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward Hardin "Eli" LOONEY was born on 22 Jul 1875. He died on 10 Feb 1956.
  F ii Frances Mae "Fannie" LOONEY was born on 8 Jan 1876.

John HAMAKER [Parents] 1 was born about 1780 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He died 2 in 1864 in Valley Creek, Jefferson Co., Alabama. He was buried 3 in Valley Creek Burial Grounds, Jefferson Co., Alabama. John married Sarah Elizabeth SPEARS 4 about 1804.

Other marriages:
STAGG, Anna

Alternate spelling of "Hammeker" noted.

John Hamaker was a "Miller, Carpenter, Farmer"

Location of Valley Creek Burial Ground is not known--does not appear to be listed in Jefferson Co. AL cemetery listings.  There is a Valley Creek Cemetery, but John Hamaker is not listed there.

Sarah Elizabeth SPEARS [Parents] 1 was born about 1785 in Charlottsville, Albemarle Co., Virginia. She died in 1838/1840 in Jefferson Co, Alabama. She was buried in 1838/1840 in Valley Creek, Jefferson Co., Alabama. Sarah married John HAMAKER 2 about 1804.

They had the following children.

  M i
William HAMAKER 1 was born about 1806 in Virginia.
  F ii Susannah "Susan" HAMAKER was born on 14 May 1809. She died on 7 May 1879.
  M iii
James HAMAKER 1 was born about 1817 in Virginia.

William SPEER 1 was born in 1758 in Somerset, Maryland. He died in 1859 in Jefferson, Alabama. William married Milley ESTEP 1.

Milley ESTEP [Parents] 1 was born in 1764 in Maryland. She died in 1862 in Alabama. Milley married William SPEER 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah Elizabeth SPEARS was born about 1785. She died in 1838/1840.

John HAMAKER [Parents] 1 was born about 1780 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He died 2 in 1864 in Valley Creek, Jefferson Co., Alabama. He was buried 3 in Valley Creek Burial Grounds, Jefferson Co., Alabama. John married Anna STAGG on 22 Jul 1840 in Alabama.

Other marriages:
SPEARS, Sarah Elizabeth

Alternate spelling of "Hammeker" noted.

John Hamaker was a "Miller, Carpenter, Farmer"

Location of Valley Creek Burial Ground is not known--does not appear to be listed in Jefferson Co. AL cemetery listings.  There is a Valley Creek Cemetery, but John Hamaker is not listed there.

Anna STAGG. Anna married John HAMAKER 1 on 22 Jul 1840 in Alabama.


Thomas ESTEP 1 was born on 3 Nov 1730 in Anne Arundel, Maryland. He died in 1807 in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina. Thomas married Susanna HOLMES 1.

Susanna HOLMES 1 was born on 8 Feb 1742 in Frederick, Maryland. She died about 1770 in Rowan, North Carolina. Susanna married Thomas ESTEP 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Milley ESTEP was born in 1764. She died in 1862.

David HAMAKER [Parents] 1 was born in 1752 in Pennsylvania. He died in 1810 in Augusta, Virginia. David married Ann HERR 1.

MILITARY: 1777 Revolutionary War; 7th Co., 6 Battalion, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania P. Military Service: 1782 Revolutionary War, 5th Co. 7th Battalion

Father is Johann Adam HAMACHER b: ABT. 1717 in Werkhausen, Rhine Valley, Germany.  Mother is Eva Maria LICHT b: ABT. 1719 in Wiedt, Westerwald, Rhine Valley, Germany.

Marriage 1 Anna HERR b: 1760 in Cocalico, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Married abt. 1778 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Children

1. Barbara HAMAKER b: 1778 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; of, Union Township, Fayette County, Ohio
2. John HAMAKER b: 1780 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
3. Adam HAMAKER b: 22 JAN 1790 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
4. Samue l HAMAKER b: 22 JAN 1790 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
5. Anna HAMAKER b: ABT. 1794 in Shenandoah, Albemarle County, Virginia
6. Joseph HAMAKER b: 14 JUL 1794 in Albemarle County, Virginia

Marriage 2 Margaret "Peggy" STOUT b: ABT. 1764 in Hanover Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Married 21 JAN 1804 in Shenandoah, Virginia.

DEATH: Aft. 1810 in Augusta County, Virginia

Ann HERR [Parents] 1 was born in 1760 in Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She died in 1795 in Augusta, Virginia. Ann married David HAMAKER 1.

Alternate dates given for events (OneWorldTree). Alternate name of "Anna" given (OneWorldTree).

They had the following children.

  M i John HAMAKER was born about 1780. He died in 1864.

Johann Adamus HAMACHER 1 was born about 1718 in Rhine Valley, Werkhausen, Westerwald (Region), Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany. He died in 1783 in Pennsylvania. Johann married 1 Eva Marie LICHT 1 on 28 Apr 1739 in Oberhattert, Germany.

Eva Marie LICHT [Parents] 1 was born about 1718 in Wiedt, Wsterwald, Rhine Valley, Germany. She died about 1762 in Derry, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Eva married 1 Johann Adamus HAMACHER 1 on 28 Apr 1739 in Oberhattert, Germany.

They had the following children.

  M i David HAMAKER was born in 1752. He died in 1810.

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