Selected Families and Individuals


William B. WHEAT was born 1, 2 about 1825 in Tennessee. He died in Dec 1873 3. William married Katurah GRAHAM 2, 4 before 1848.

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

Other marriages:
RANDOLPH, Henrietta

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].

Katurah GRAHAM 1, 2 was born 1 on 9 May 1830 2 in Mississippi 2. She died in 1860 2 in Ashley Co., Arkansas 2. Katurah married William B. WHEAT before 1848.

They had the following children.

  F i Julia Ann WHEAT was born on 25 Jul 1848. She died on 8 Aug 1919.
  M ii James Monroe WHEAT was born on 9 May 1850. He died on 19 Jun 1934.
  M iii John Alexander WHEAT was born on 26 Sep 1852. He died on 17 Apr 1904.
  M iv William Simpson WHEAT was born on 24 Mar 1854. He died in 1925.
  M v Thomas Charles WHEAT was born on 14 May 1856.
  M vi Henry Floyd WHEAT was born on 25 Dec 1858. He died on 18 Jun 1915.

UNKNOWN was born 1 before 1795 in South Carolina. UNKNOWN married UNKNOWN.

UNKNOWN was born 1 before 1795 in South Carolina. UNKNOWN married UNKNOWN.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth UNKNOWN was born on 15 Feb 1811. She died on 7 Sep 1880.

Thomas Clay FARRAR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 1 Sep 1844 in Perry Co., Alabama. He died on 9 Mar 1902 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 3 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Thomas married 4 Mary Catherine GEDDIE on 21 Nov 1865 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Mary Catherine GEDDIE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 18 Nov 1845 3 in Alabama 3. She died on 27 Apr 1910 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 2 in Geddie-Rawls Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Mary married 4 Thomas Clay FARRAR on 21 Nov 1865 in Ashley Co., Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  M i
William Harrison FARRAR 1, 2 was born on 6 Sep 1866 2. He died in 1876 2.
  M ii James Thomas "Jimmy" FARRAR was born on 15 Mar 1871. He died on 30 Oct 1931.
  M iii John Wesley FARRAR was born on 27 Nov 1874. He died on 14 Mar 1952.
  M iv Robert Eddings FARRAR was born on 23 Aug 1877. He died on 27 Mar 1953.
  M v Walter Emmett FARRAR was born on 10 Jun 1880. He died on 24 Dec 1946.

Thomas BREWSTER 1 was born 2 on 28 Mar 1803 1 in Salwarpe, England 1. He died on 1 Jul 1869 1 in Drew Co., Arkansas 1. Thomas married Mary ROE 1 on 3 Jul 1823 1 in Worceshers, England 1.

Mary ROE 1 was born 2 on 7 Oct 1803 1 in Walkmill, Wychbold, England 1. She died on 12 Jan 1866 1 in Drew Co., Arkansas 1. Mary married Thomas BREWSTER 1 on 3 Jul 1823 1 in Worceshers, England 1.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert Thomas BREWSTER was born on 19 May 1832. He died in 1890.

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 Frances SMITH "Fanny" before 1835 in Kentucky(?).

Other marriages:
RUSHING, Mary

  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).

Frances "Fanny" SMITH was born 1 on 14 Jan 1811 in Kentucky. She died 1 on 7 Feb 1864 in Freestone Co., Texas. She was buried 1 in 1864 in Cotton Gin Cemetery, Freestone Co., Texas. Fanny married James William LOONEY 2 before 1835 in Kentucky(?).

It is noted that her headstone apparently has her husband's name on it, J. W. LOONEY (Freestone Co. Cemetery Listings)

They had the following children.

  M i Frederick B. LOONEY was born on 22 Jan 1836. He died on 12 Dec 1902.
  F ii
Susan "Susie" LOONEY was born 1 about 1837 in Kentucky. She died 2 about 1885 in Texas(?).

Thought to have never married (Robert Riddle & Edward Looney 1948 letter).

Died 1891 according to Beverly Stevens-Looney.
  M iii
James LOONEY was born 1 about 1840 in Tennessee. He died before 1852.
  M iv
John LOONEY was born 1 about 1842 in Tennessee.
  F v
Sonya(?) LOONEY was born 1 about 1844 in Tennessee.
  M vi
William Riley "Billy" LOONEY was born 1 about 1845 in Tennessee.
  F vii Rebecca LOONEY was born about 1846.
  M viii Jesse Alexandra LOONEY was born on 22 May 1851. He died on 12 Feb 1933.

John LOONEY [Parents] was born 1 about 1744 in Augusta, Virginia. He died 1 about 1819 in Warren, Tennessee. John married Elizabeth RENFRO.

Following entries from OneWorldTree database (Donald N. Panther-Yates, donpanther@msm.com)

Birth: 1744 in Looney's Creek, Augusta Co., VA 1
Death: 1819 in Warren or Smith Co., Tenn. 1
Military Service: Captain John Looney
Event: Fact 6 NOV 1777 Signed Petition from North of Holston against Fincastle Petition in Washington Co., Va.
Event: Fact Eldest son and heir of Robert Looney
Event: Fact Heir apparent to grandfather Robert Looney, assisted in his inventory in 1771
Event: Fact 10 NOV 1773 Deeded 213 acres of legacy to John Paxton, Botetourt Co., Va.
Event: Fact BET. AUG - DEC 1776 Bullock Master in southern Washington Co. after Cherokee expedition under Col. Wm. Christian
Event: Fact 17 JUL 1789 Indebted "a sorrel horse" appraised at 6 pounds to Hawkins Co., Tenn. (Stray Masters Books, 1787-1791)
Event: Fact 1790 Appointed ensign in new Hawkins Co., Tenn., also on voters list
Residence: 1773 Looneys Mill Creek, Botetourt Co., Va. next to Renfros
Event: Migration ABT. 1775 Moved south to lower part of Washington Co., Va, now Sullivan Co., Tenn..
Note:
Acc. to the book Early Looneys in America, David Looney migrated to lower Washington Co., Va. with Stephen and Margaret Renfro, John Looney, some of the children of Absolom Looney and others. The Looneys played prominent parts in the defense of the settlements against Indians and in the formation of the Lost State of Franklin. In other words, they were Wataugans. In the 1780s Henry Turney was in the area of Manskers Station near Gallatin. --Source: Linda McCreary, 1802 Eastwood Drive SE, Decatur, Alabama 35601.
In October 1781 Capt. John Looney joined Col. John Sevier on the southwest side of the French Broad River, then crossed the Tennessee River to the Overhill Cherokee Towns, which they destroyed. He was captured and released in 1782.
John Looney had a grant from N.C. of 160 acres on Possum Creek (Oct. 23, 1782), in Sullivan County (which became Hawkins Co. in 1786), perhaps in Stanley Valley near a 600 acre tract entered by David Looney in 1784.
On Nov. 16, 1790 he had a grant on Sinking Creek adjoining Thomas Caldwell and later obtained additional land in Hawkins Co., Tenn.
Andrew Michaux, French botanist, took lodgings at Capt. Looney's house near the Cumberland river on Mar. 10, 1796.
John Looney expanded his holdings westward. On Jan. 1, 1797, he purchased 240 acres on the north side of Cumberland River in Sumner Co . from Henry Turney (another Sephardic Jew). He signed a Sumner Co. petition dated Sept. 30, 1800. He also became prominent in Smith Co., becoming justice of the peace in 1809. White Co. was formed from Smith in 1806, and Warren Co. from White County in 1807. Looney's Trace was a local landmark. He apparently lived in Smith Co. In 1808 he was guardian of John and Stephen Renfro. He died about 1818, for in Feb. of 1819 his son and heir John of St. Clair Co., Ala. deeded the plantation in Warren Co. to Elisha Dodson. This was on Barren Fork of Collins River "where John Looney Sr. formerly lived." Witnesses were Isaac Martin and William Barnes. (Warren Deeds, D, p. 128).

Elizabeth RENFRO was born in 1740/1745 in Botetourt, Virginia. Elizabeth married John LOONEY.

They had the following children.

  M i
John LOONEY was born 1 about 1771.
  M ii Robert LOONEY was born about 1774. He died in 1822.
  M iii
Martin LOONEY was born 1 about 1776.
  M iv
Moses LOONEY was born 1 on 6 Aug 1780.
  M v
Stephen LOONEY was born 1 about 1782.
  F vi
Unknown LOONEY was born 1 about 1784.
  F vii
Unknown LOONEY was born 1 about 1787.

Robert LOONEY Jr. [Parents] was born in 1721 in Isle of Man, Ireland. He died on 15 Feb 1756 in Reed Creek, Augusta, Virginia. Robert married 1 Margaret RHEA in 1742 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

Following from OneWorldTree database (Barbara Anne Hearne, gardenNgranny409@aol.com)

Death: 15 FEB 1756 in Killed by Shanee Indians 1
Event: Event 1742 Was on the Muster Roll of Augusta Co., VA
PROP: 30 JUL Received a Land Grant of 213 acres

Following from OneWorldTree database entry:

Robert Looney was on the Muster Roll of Augusta County in 1742. On July 30, 1742 received a grant of 213 acres beginning at the South side of Luney's Mill Creek and extending to Beaver Damn Swamp. Robert Loonwy was a surety on Eleanor Draper's bond of May 17, 1749, for her administration of George Draper's estate. (Probably the George Draper who went hunting and never returned. His wife was killed by Indians in July 1755 at Draper's Meadow on New or Wood's River). On Nov. 27, 1755, Robert Looney and John Mills were processioners for Looney's Creek and the waters thereof. In Feb. of 1756 Robert Looney was killed by the enemy at Reed's Creek, "nigh Alex Sawyer's" east of Kings Mills, later Kingsport, Tennessee. (William Preston's Journal.)

Margaret Looney gave bond as administratrix 17 March 1756. John Looney and Robert Rowland were sureties. (Was Margaret related to Robert Rowland?) This John Looney was a younger brother to Robert and at about this time he became son-in-law to Stephen Rentfro. The Robert Looney, Jr. estate was appraised 15 may 1756 by John Bowen, Hugh Caruthers, Robert Rowland, and William Harbison. Margraet Looney may have been identical with the Margaret Looney who in Bedford County, Virginia, in 1759 sued Anthony (Fee Book) when Anthony sued Looney and Co.(Order Book).

Father: Robert LOONEY b: ABT. 1692 in Ballagilley Farm, Maughold Parish, Isle of Mann, Ireland/England
Mother: Elizabeth LLEWELLYN? b: ABT. 1700 in Isle of Mann

Margaret RHEA. Margaret married 1 Robert LOONEY Jr. in 1742 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

They had the following children.

  M i John LOONEY was born about 1744. He died about 1819.

Dennis HEMBY [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 29 May 1823 in Warren Co., Mississippi. He died 2 on 28 Jan 1897 in Roxie, Franklin Co., Mississippi. Dennis married 2 Lenora Lee CAIN "Nora" on 19 Jun 1845 in Franklin Co., Mississippi.

Dennis is listed among the early members of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Franklin Co. MS prior to 1860.
1850:  residing in Franklin Co., Mississippi
1860:  slave schedule shows six slaves: age 35 (female), age 35 (male), age 28 (female), age 10, age 3, age 1.
1870:  residing in Franklin Co., Mississippi

Lenora Lee "Nora" CAIN [Parents] was born 1 on 8 Sep 1829 in Mississippi. She died on 8 Oct 1905. She was buried 2 in Hamburg Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi. Nora married 3 Dennis HEMBY on 19 Jun 1845 in Franklin Co., Mississippi.

Apparently died during a yellow fever epidemic.

They had the following children.

  F i
Laura V. HEMBY was born 1 about 1848 in Mississippi.
  F ii
Ann HEMBY was born 1 about 1850 in Franklin Co., Mississippi.
  M iii James HEMBY was born about 1852.
  M iv
John P. HEMBY was born 1 about 1855 in Mississippi.
  F v
N. HEMBY was born 1 about 1857 in Louisiana. She died before 1870.
  F vi Alice Ella HEMBY was born on 18 Sep 1857. She died on 29 Aug 1929.
  M vii
William HEMBY was born 1 about 1859 in Louisiana.
  M viii
Charlie Byrd HEMBY was born 1 on 18 Sep 1863 in Mississippi. He died on 16 Oct 1905. He was buried 2 in Hamburg Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi.

James HEMBY 1 was born before 1808. He died on 28 Jan 1897. James married 1 Sarah WELLS on 8 Dec 1815.

Sarah WELLS [Parents] was born 1, 2 about 1800 in Tombigbee River, Alabama. Sarah married 2 James HEMBY 2 on 8 Dec 1815.

They had the following children.

  M i Dennis HEMBY was born on 29 May 1823. He died on 28 Jan 1897.

William Monroe WENTWORTH [Parents] 1 was born 1, 2 on 28 Apr 1816 in Mississippi. He died 1 on 20 Dec 1889. He was buried 1 in Wentworth Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi. William married 3 Lucretia ATKINS on 13 Aug 1838 in Franklin Co., Mississippi.

William was the sherrif in Meadville, Franklin Co., Mississippi for 17 years [Dottie Punch, 2005].

1840 Federal Census:  residing in Franklin Co., Mississippi
1850 Federal Census:  Sherrif, residing in Franklin Co., Mississippi
1870 Federal Census:  residing in Franklin Co., Mississippi; post office of Meadville
1880 Federal Census:  residing in Meadville, Franklin Co., Mississippi

Lucretia ATKINS [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 1 Mar 1821 in Mississippi. She died 2 on 18 May 1888. She was buried 2 in Wentworth Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi. Lucretia married 3 William Monroe WENTWORTH 2 on 13 Aug 1838 in Franklin Co., Mississippi.

They had the following children.

  F i Jane Elizabeth WENTWORTH was born on 20 Jun 1839. She died on 15 Sep 1865.
  F ii
Mary Margaret WENTWORTH 1 was born 1, 2 on 3 Jul 1842 in Mississippi. She died 1 on 13 Sep 1883. She was buried 3 in Wentworth Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi.
  M iii
Rowan Stephen Welling WENTWORTH 1 was born 1, 2 on 6 May 1844 in Mississippi. He died 1 on 8 Aug 1879. He was buried 3 in Wentworth Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi.
  F iv
Nancy Ann WENTWORTH 1 was born 1, 2 on 22 Oct 1846 in Mississippi.
  M v
William Jefferson WENTWORTH 1 was born 1, 2 on 10 Sep 1848 in Mississippi.
  M vi Wiley Monroe WENTWORTH was born on 6 Sep 1850. He died on 27 Nov 1900.
  M vii
John McLaurin WENTWORTH 1 was born 1 on 31 Jan 1852. He died 1 on 2 Oct 1868. He was buried 2 in Wentworth Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi.
  M viii
Ernest Henry WENTWORTH 1 was born 1 on 23 Sep 1855. He died 1 on 25 Sep 1930.
  M ix
Edward Quitman WENTWORTH 1 was born 1 on 9 Mar 1858. He died 1 on 13 Jan 1873. He was buried 2 in Wentworth Cemetery, Franklin Co., Mississippi.
  M x Anthony Demont WENTWORTH was born on 29 Sep 1862. He died on 29 Nov 1956.

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