Selected Families and Individuals


Franklin BOND 1 was born 2 before 1815 in South Carolina. Franklin married Mary Roberson WITHERS 1.

Mary Roberson WITHERS 1 was born 2 about 1808 in South Carolina. She died 2 after 1860. Mary married Franklin BOND 1.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha Matilda BOND was born about 1830. She died after 1863.

Unknown UNKNOWN was born 1 before 1839 in Ohio. Unknown married Unknown UNKNOWN.

Unknown UNKNOWN was born 1 before 1839 in Ohio. Unknown married Unknown UNKNOWN.

They had the following children.

  F i Lottie UNKNOWN was born about 1843. She died after 1880.

John HAMMOND was born 1, 2 about Dec 1812 3 in Pennsylvania. He died 4 on 22 Jul 1869 3, 5 in Savannah, Ashland Co., Ohio 5. He was buried in Savannah Cemetery, Ashland Co., Ohio 3. John married 6 Elizabeth HAYES 1, 5 on 1 Jan 1835 5.

Elizabeth HAYES [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1 on 10 Jul 1815 2 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania 2. She died 1 on 7 Jan 1902 2 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska 2. Elizabeth married 3 John HAMMOND on 1 Jan 1835 2.

-1880 Census:  residing with son Franklin Cline Hammond and family in Williams Co., Ohio.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Eleanor "Ellen" HAMMOND was born on 25 Dec 1838. She died on 27 Apr 1925.
  M ii
W. Harrison HAMMOND 1 was born on 2 Jun 1840 1. He died on 22 Sep 1843 1. He was buried in Savannah Cemetery, Ashland Co., Ohio 1.
  M iii
Harvey B. HAMMOND 1 was born on 14 Feb 1842 1. He died on 22 Sep 1843 1. He was buried in Savannah Cemetery, Ashland Co., Ohio.
  M iv
John HAMMOND 1 was born on 10 Jan 1845 1. He died on 23 Apr 1845 1. He was buried in Savannah Cemetery, Ashland Co., Ohio 1.
  F v
A. D. HAMMOND 1 was born 1 about 1846 in Ohio.
  F vi
Hermina HAMMOND 1 was born 1 about 1846 in Ohio.
  M vii
Aries R. HAMMOND 1, 2 was born 1 in 1848 in Ohio.
  M viii Thomas Hayes HAMMOND was born on 31 Aug 1850. He died on 1 Apr 1886.
  M ix Franklin Cline HAMMOND was born about Feb 1853. He died after 1920.
  M x
Elisha HAMMOND 1 was born 1 about 1856 in Ohio.

Elisha was a very big man.  He invented a machine to measure the cloth while working at Singer Co.  He bought the business lunch room gift shop. [James Byrne Hammond interview, September 2005]

Horace Jewell CHRISTMAS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 21 Mar 1901 in Hamburg, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 2 on 4 Aug 1985 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas. Horace married 3 Vergie Cleo BULL on 12 Aug 1935.

Other marriages:
TAYLOR, Effie Mae

Went by "Jewell" as a boy, but later by Horace.
-1920:  residing with his widowed mother (just the two of them) in Carter TS, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Vergie Cleo BULL [Parents] was born 1 on 7 Apr 1906 in Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri. She died 2 on 25 Dec 1989. Vergie married 2 Horace Jewell CHRISTMAS on 12 Aug 1935.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert Jewell CHRISTMAS was born on 11 Jul 1936. He died on 17 Jun 1998.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.

Unknown TURNER was born 1 before 1810 in North Carolina. Unknown married 2 UNKNOWN before 1826.

UNKNOWN was born 1 before 1810 in South Carolina. UNKNOWN married 2 Unknown TURNER before 1826.

They had the following children.

  M i Anderson Luke Robinson "Luke" TURNER was born in Mar 1826. He died on 19 May 1903.

Micajah STONE was born 1 about 1800 in Virginia. He died 2, 3 after 1866. Micajah married 4, 5 Lucy AKERS on 2 Jun 1823 in Patrick Co., Virginia.

Micajah was born abt. 1800 in Virginia. Micajah and Lucy were married about 1824 in Virginia. In abt 1833 Micajah and Lucy moved from Virginia to Georgia. In 1850 he and Lucy were living in Stone Mountain Township, DeKalb Co., Georgia, where he was a farmer. His land was valued at $200. The family would move from Georgia to Mississippi by 1860 when they were residing in Leake Co., Mississippi, where he was farming. In 1860 his land was valued at $600.

An 1866 Mississippi state census entry for "M. Stone" is noted in Leake Co., and is presumed to be Micajah.

Information from Eddie Sheely, husband of Andrew Jackson Stone descendant:
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Most of the information I get about Micajah was stories passed down.  It was understood that he owned a great deal of land in northern Leake and Southern Attala County during pre-Civil War times.  Andrew Stone had a twin brother William.  Both of them served in the 40th Mississippi Regiment during the Civil War.  William was killed at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek.  Civil War records show Andrew was wounded in the same battle.  Some oral history passed down to me from my wife's cousin states that Andrew might have lost his leg in that battle.  The 1870 census shows Andrew with some type of disability.
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Lucy AKERS [Parents] was born 1 about 1804 2 in Patrick Co., Virginia 2. She died 3 after 1860 2 in Leake Co., Mississippi 2. Lucy married 4, 5 Micajah STONE on 2 Jun 1823 in Patrick Co., Virginia.

Surname from Susan McMorrine, Feb 2005.

They had the following children.

  M i
Edmund P. STONE was born 1 about 1824 in Virginia. He died 2 on 30 May 1892.
  F ii Martha J. STONE was born about 1827. She died after 1854.
  F iii
Artesinal M. "Arta" STONE 1 was born 2 about 1829 in Virginia.
  F iv Sarah Ann STONE was born on 27 Sep 1830. She died on 2 Feb 1875.
  M v
Hudson STONE 1 was born 2 about 1832 in Virginia.
  F vi Caroline STONE was born about 1834.
  F vii Virginia Texas STONE was born on 6 Jul 1837. She died on 19 Aug 1901.
  F viii Nancy Ann STONE was born about 1839.
  M ix Andrew Jackson STONE was born about 1841. He died on 17 Apr 1888.
  M x
William J. STONE was born 1 about 1841 in Georgia.
  M xi
Ira A. STONE was born 1 about 1844 in Georgia.
  F xii Lucy E. STONE was born about 1848.

Gustav GRAY [scrapbook] 1 was born 3 in 1863 2 in Ohio 2. He died on 2 Apr 1900 2, 4 in Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colorado 2, 4. Gustav married Carrie Gertrude SLATER "Gay" on 22 Oct 1889 1 in Prowers Co., Colorado 1.

Gustav's birth surname was "Grau" [Linda Fluharty Myers and Kathleen Davis]

Gus died in the Colorado State Insane Asylum.

Carrie Gertrude "Gay" SLATER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born in Jan 1872 1, 2, 3 in Streetor, La Salle Co., Illinois 1, 2, 3. She died on 29 Jul 1913 4 in Douglas, Cochise Co., Arizona 1, 4. She was buried on 30 Jul 1913 4 in Douglas, Cochise Co., Arizona 4. Gay married Gustav GRAY on 22 Oct 1889 1 in Prowers Co., Colorado 1.

Other marriages:
CAMPBELL, Carle E.

     Carrie Gertrude "Gay" Slater was born in January, 1872 in Streetor, La Salle County, Illinois.  Gertrude was the fifth of seven children born to Benjamin Franklin Slater and Louisa Joanna Dart.  In 1884 the family moved to the Arkansas River Valley of eastern Colorado [1].
    Carrie would meet Gustav "Gus" Gray, and on October 22, 1889 they were married in Prowers County, Colorado.  The marriage brought forth three children, but Gus would die after only 10 years of marriage on 2 April 1900.  Family tradition has passed down that Gus died from sunstroke while on the range as a cowboy, but he apparently died in the Colorado State Insane Asylum in Pueblo, Colorado [2].
     In 1900, a widowed 28 year old Gay is residing in Bent County, Colorado, with her three children.  Gay remarried sometime prior to 1910 to Carl (or Earle) E. Campbell.  In 1910 they lived at 1011 East Ninth Street in Pueblo, Colorado.  Gay had a child with Carl, but the baby died in infancy.  This marriage was apparently short lived, as evidenced by a letter Gay wrote in 1911 from Florence, Colorado, to her brother Bert where she states she is single.  However, she apparently had some contact with Carl as he would sign her death certificate as reporter two years later.
    It is probable that Gay accompanied her newlywed daughter Nina and son in law Art to Kansas, where they were known to be in 1912 for the birth of their first child, Gertrude Ida Trotter.  The baby was obviously named after Gay, but she was also the namesake of Art's mother, Ida.  Regardless of whether Gay went with her daughter to Kansas, by 1913 Gay and her three children and son in law all lived in Douglas, Arizona, where the men were employed in the copper mining industry [3].  
     It is not known what troubled Gay, but she would tragically end her own life on July 29, 1913 in Douglas, Arizona [4].  Gay was only 41 years old, and was buried in Douglas, Arizona.

[1]  Newspaper articles from 1950 and 1956 on Gertrude's brother, Bert Slater provide conflicting dates on when the family moved-an alternate date is 1881, but 1884 is deemed more likely.
[2]  Personal correspondence with Linda Fluharty Myers.
[3]  There is some amount of supposition concluding the entire family was there by 1913-it is known that Art and Nina were in Douglas by 1914 (the birth of their second child), and that by 1917 that Art, Nina along with Nina's brothers were in Douglas.  Given that Gertrude died 1913 in Douglas, it's assumed the entire family went to Douglas together around 1913.
[4]  Gertrude's death certificate states that she died from a gunshot to the head "delivered by her own hand." (from Linda Fluharty Myers).

They had the following children.

  F i Nina G. GRAY was born on 1 Mar 1892. She died on 10 May 1958.
  M ii Daniel Robert "Bob" GRAY was born on 23 Oct 1895. He died in Jul 1972.
  M iii
Cecil Roy GRAY [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born on 4 Sep 1898 1, 3, 4 in Colorado 1, 4.

   Roy's 1918 World War I registration card indicates he was living in Douglas, Arizona, and employed as a "blast furnaceman" for Phelps Dodge Corporation (copper mine operations).  He resides at 734 16th Street, and his older sister Nina, her husband Art, and his older brother Bob also live in Douglas.
   Roy is described as being of "medium height and slender build with light gray eyes and light brown hair."


William Lawrence "Bill" FLUHARTY [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 2 May 1899 4 in American Corner, Caroline Co., Maryland 4. He died 3 on 23 Feb 1994 in Catheys Valley, Mariposa Co., California. He was buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Alameda Co., California 4. Bill married 2, 5 Nina G. GRAY about 1920.

Nina G. GRAY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 1 Mar 1892 in Lamar, Prowers Co., Colorado. She died 1 on 10 May 1958 4 in San Leandro, Alameda Co., California 4. She was buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Alameda Co., California 5. Nina married 2, 6 William Lawrence FLUHARTY "Bill" about 1920.

Other marriages:
TROTTER, James Arthur

   Nina was born on March 1, 1892 in Lamar, Prowers County, Colorado.  She was the oldest of three children born to Gustav Gray and Carrie Gertrude Slater Gray.  Before turning four years old, Nina's family moved farther west to Las Animas in Bent County, or 35 miles upstream the Arkansas River from Lamar.  Nina's father died around the time Nina was only six to eight years old.  In 1900, eight year old Nina is living in Bent County, Colorado, with her two younger brothers and mother Gertrude.  
    Around April, 1910, Nina would marry James Arthur "Art" Trotter, and for the 1910 census they were residing at 524 Colorado Ave., in Ordway, Colorado (see the scrapbook page of the multimedia edition of this report for a photo of this area).  Ordway was another 20 miles west or so upstream the Arkansas River from her previous home in Bent County.  
     Nina and Art had a number of moves, going to Neosho Co., Kansas where their first child, Gertrude Ida was born in May, 1912.  Soon they headed back west moving to Douglas, Arizona, where they were thought to be by 1913.  It is likely that Nina's widowed mother Carrie Gertrude (Slater Trotter) Campbell, whom they named their daughter after, also accompanied them with these moves, as well as her two younger brothers.  Tragedy would strike soon after their arrival in Arizona, for in July 1913, Nina's mother Gertrude committed suicide.
    The town of Douglas, Arizona was dominated by the mining industry and the copper mines of Phelps Dodge.  From the 1917 and 1918 World War I registration cards of Art and Nina's younger brothers, it is seen that Nina's brother Bob lived with Nina and Art, and her brother Roy lived nearby-with all three men employed by Phelps Dodge.  During this time they lived at 1530 21st St., in Douglas, Arizona.
    Nina and Art stayed in Douglas, Arizona, through at least late 1918, when their third child was born.  Soon the family moved to California, where in 1920 they resided at 1934 Hermosa Ave. in Hermosa Beach with their three children (see the scrapbook page of the multimedia edition of this report for a photo of the probable lot where the house was).  Nina's younger brothers may have left Arizona before they did, as they were enlisted for the Great War, World War I.  (In 1920 the youngest, Roy, is known to have been in Coblenz, Germany).
    About this time Nina and Art separated for unknown reasons, and she would remarry to William "Bill" Lawrence Fluharty by 1921 and move north with the three kids and Bill to the Sacramento area.  In Sacramento they resided at 3336 44th street [CA voter registration records].  March, 1922 would bring another tragic event, when the youngest child Delbert was killed at the age of three while crossing the street.  Nina and Bill remained in the Sacramento area through at least 1924.
    The family would move to Texas, arriving there by 1928.  In 1930 they resided in El Paso, Texas at 1413 Kentucky Street, where they would live for at least 15 years.  Nina and Bill had a total of four children together.  Nina had a total of six children living to adulthood.  
     At some point in her life Nina played piano in a movie house in Las Vegas, New Mexico [James Hammond interview].  Sometime after 1945 Nina made her way back to California where she would pass away.  Nina died May 10, 1958, in Alameda County, California at the age of 66.

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii
Richard Paul FLUHARTY 1, 2 was born 2 on 26 Jun 1930 in El Paso Co., Texas. He died 1 before 2005.
  M iv Living.

Living.

Gertrude Ida TROTTER [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 5 May 1912 in Chetopa Township, Neosho Co., Kansas. She died on 3 Mar 2004 in El Paso, El Paso Co., Texas. Gertrude married 2 Charles R. MOORE about 1929.

Other marriages:
HAMMOND, James Byrne

    Gertrude was named after her two grandmothers:  her maternal grandmother Gertrude Slater and her paternal grandmother Ida Cheese.

Obituary from Mar 6, 2004:
HAMMOND, GERTRUDE, 91, No services planned; Direct Cremation. Survived by husband James B. Hammond, sons James Lloyd & Donald Allen Hammond, daughter Mary Ann Hammond. Arrangements by La Paz Funeral Home.


William B. WHEAT was born 1, 2 about 1825 in Tennessee. He died in Dec 1873 3. William married 4 Henrietta RANDOLPH on 23 Sep 1866 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

William was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Bearhouse Twp, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
GRAHAM, Katurah

Thought to have joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas in August 1862 (listed as William B. Wheate) [Mt. Olive Church Records, p. 8]
April 1873.  Member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church "Sabbath School" [ibid, p. 34a].

Henrietta RANDOLPH [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 3 May 1837 in Alabama. She died on 22 May 1892 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Henrietta married 2 William B. WHEAT on 23 Sep 1866 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
SMITH, John Wesley

They had the following children.

  F i Katurah A. "Kittie" WHEAT was born about 1869. She died after 1929.
  M ii Zachariah R. "Zack" WHEAT was born in Aug 1872.
  M iii
Alonzo B. WHEAT 1 was born in Sep 1874 2 in Arkansas 2. He died after 1930 3.

1900: Boarding in household of Arden and Henrietta Moore in Bearhouse TS, Ashley Co, AR.

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