Selected Families and Individuals


James Daniel GEDDIE Jr. [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1775 1 in Cumberland Co., North Carolina 1. He died in 1841 1 in Cumberland Co., North Carolina 1. He was buried in John McPhail Family Cemetery, Cumberland Co., North Carolina 1. James married Jannet MAXWELL 1.

Jannet MAXWELL [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1775 1 in Cumberland Co., North Carolina 1. She died in 1840 1 in Cumberland Co., North Carolina 1. She was buried in John McPhail Family Cemetery, Cumberland Co., North Carolina 1. Jannet married James Daniel GEDDIE Jr. 1.

They had the following children.

  M i William McPhail GEDDIE was born on 26 Dec 1808. He died on 4 Jun 1851.
  M ii Robert Alexander GEDDIE was born on 16 Mar 1810. He died on 22 Jun 1899.

William Thomas FARRAR [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 10 Jul 1816 in Georgia. He died 3 in 1880/1884 5. William married 6 Jerusha BASS 7 on 27 Aug 1843 in Perry Co., Alabama.

Jerusha BASS [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1825 in Wayne Co., North Carolina. She died 3 on 14 Mar 1895 4 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. Jerusha married 5 William Thomas FARRAR 6, 7 on 27 Aug 1843 in Perry Co., Alabama.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas Clay FARRAR was born on 1 Sep 1844. He died on 9 Mar 1902.
  M ii
James FARRAR 1 was born 1 about 1847 in Alabama. He died after 1870 1.
  M iii Andrew Bass FARRAR was born on 13 Apr 1850. He died on 27 May 1931.
  F iv
Catherine FARRAR 1 was born 1 about 1854 in Louisiana.
  F v
S. J. FARRAR 1 was born 1 about 1858 in Arkansas.
  M vi
William Henry FARRAR 1 was born 2, 3 on 2 Mar 1858 in Arkansas. He died 3 on 30 Jun 1914 1 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas 1. He was buried 3 in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Claud Willis RILEY [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 9 Oct 1916 in Berea, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was baptized 4 in 1929 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He died 2, 3 on 18 Sep 1985 in Crossett, Ashley Co., Arkansas. He was buried 2 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Claud married 3, 5 Mary Marie JUDKINS "Marie" on 2 Sep 1939 in McGehee, Desha Co., Arkansas.

In about 1945 the family moved from Berea to the Promise Land Community, where Claud Sr. started a dairy farm.

Mary Marie "Marie" JUDKINS [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 1 Jun 1918 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was baptized 5 in 1929 in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ashley Co., Arkansas. She died 1, 2, 4 on 24 Jun 1979 in Ashley Co., Arkansas. She was buried 1 in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas. Marie married 2, 4 Claud Willis RILEY on 2 Sep 1939 in McGehee, Desha Co., Arkansas.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Bennet (?) LEE was born 1 about 1804 in North Carolina. Bennet married Sarah (?) UNKNOWN before 1828.

There is only a tenuous establishment of Bennet and Sarah as the parents of William. From the 1850 census of William, it is noted that William is at a young age (22) and probably recently married to Martha STONE.  Given his age, it is unlikely William would have recently moved into DeKalb Co. single (It is known that his future wife Martha J. had been in DeKalb county for some time). Bennet and Sarah also resided in DeKalb Co during the 1850 census, and the birth locations and dates of their children support that William may be their son.

Sarah (?) UNKNOWN was born 1 about 1802 in South Carolina. Sarah married Bennet (?) LEE before 1828.


They had the following children.

  M i William Huston LEE was born about 1826. He died on 28 Aug 1868.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  M i Living.

Riley Lane TURNER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 12 Jul 1840 in Mississippi. He died on 11 May 1926 in Arkansas. He was buried 3 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Riley married 4 Mary UNKNOWN in 1860.

Other marriages:
LLOYD, Margaret E.

   Riley Lane Turner, born 12 July 1840 in Mississippi, is thought to be the eldest child of Samuel W. and Susan (unknown maiden name) Turner.  Historical records for Riley are conflicted (as detailed further below), but it appears Riley was married to Mary (unknown maiden name) in 1860.  In the 1860 census, he is enumerated as "Lane" (age 19) and he and Mary (age 18) reside in Calhoun Co., Mississippi.  Also in the 1860 census it is noted that his parents and younger siblings are in a nearby household.  (In the 1850 census, Riley is seen as a child in this household, which is then in Yalobusha Co., Mississippi; on 6 June 1852 a portion of Yalobusha County became Calhoun Co.).  
    An 1870 census enumeration for Riley has not been found, but in 1880 Riley and Mary are seen residing in the Fifth District of Yalobusha Co.  Presumably they moved west from Calhoun Co. back into Yalobusha Co.  A few items are of interest from the 1880 census.  First, it appears that Riley and Mary have a daughter, Annie E., who was born ca. 1872.  From a census form entry, it appears that Annie may be adopted.  Of further interest is the fact that Riley's son, Robert Lee Turner, who would be around 9 years old at this time, is not found.  Matters are further confused by the fact that another child of Riley's, Estelle, should have been present in the 1880 census, but is not. Furthermore, it is known that Estelle's mother was not Mary, to whom Riley is shown married to in the 1880 census, but Margaret Loyd.  In the 1880 census Margaret Loyd appears a few households away from Riley and Mary.  So the question is--was Estelle an illegitimate child of Riley's?  Where are Riley's children Robert Lee and Estelle for the 1880 census?  One might conclude this could be the wrong Riley Turner, but several other factors inidicate this is the correct Riley Turner in the 1880 census.
    A 1900 census enumeration for Riley has yet to be found, and the next documented evidence of Riley is a 1906 land patent for 80 acres in Collins Township, Drew Co., Arkansas.  In the 1910 census Riley is seen to be married to Margaret Loyd Turner, and though they are living by themselves, it is shown that she has had two children.
   Riley died 11 May 1926, outliving Margaret by ten years.  He is buried in the New Troy Cemetery, Ashley Co., Arkansas.

Mary UNKNOWN was born 1 about 1843 in South Carolina. Mary married 2 Riley Lane TURNER 3 in 1860.

They had the following children.

  M i Robert Lee TURNER was born in 1871. He died in 1951.
  F ii
Annie E. TURNER was born 1 about 1872 in Mississippi.

Jesse Thomas YOUNG [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 1, 3 on 16 Sep 1822 in South Carolina. He died 2 on 17 Sep 1914 in Line, Drew Co., Arkansas. He was buried 4 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Jesse married 5 Jane Curry BIRD on 14 Jul 1842 in Carroll Co., Mississippi.

Other marriages:
CHAMBERS, Eliza Ann
NEALY, Mary Francis
GABBERT, Susan E.

Alternate birth date of 17 Sep 1821 possible (Young Family Notes).

The following is from the research of David Young, located at http://www.daytex.com/jtyoung.htm as of Dec 2004:

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  Jesse Thomas Young was born in September 16, 1822 in South Carolina.  Census records from the mid to late 1800's and family histories indicate that he was the son of James Young.  No documented information has been found concerning his early life.
  The first written documentation of Jesse Thomas Young appears in the marriage register of Carroll County, Mississippi recording his married to Jane Curry Bird, July 14, 1842.  Their son, Spencer Young was born in Carroll County April 15, 1843.  There were no other children born to Jesse and Jane. The fate of Jane Curry Bird is not known.  Jesse Young remarried in 1846 so it is assumed that Jane Curry died sometime between 1843 and 1846.
  The Carroll County marriage register indicates that Jesse Thomas Young married Eliza Ann Chambers (b 1824) on January 2, 1846.  Eliza Ann Chambers was a daughter of Dr. William P. and Elizabeth Chambers.  Jesse Young moved his family to Drew County, Arkansas around 1854.  Tradition holds the family moved at about the time of a major Yellow Fever epidemic in Carroll County, Mississippi.  The family settled in the southeast corner of Drew county not far from the Ashley county line in a community settled by his father-in-law Dr. Chambers.  The community became known as Line.  Other communities of interest were Old Troy and new Troy.
   In November of 1856, Jesse Young was ordained as Preacher of the Gospel by the congregation of the Disciples of Jesus Christ meeting at Mytiline.  The credential document was signed by W. P. Chambers and was eventually filed for record at Drew County on November 25, 1871.   Jesse Young continued as a preacher until a few weeks before his death in 1914.
  Jesse Thomas Young remarried in 1859, the fate of Eliza is unknown.  There is no record of her burial in the New Troy cemetery where Jesse Thomas Young is buried.  
   Drew County, Arkansas marriage records (book B, page 54) lists the marriage of Jesse Thomas Young age 37 to Mary Francis Nealy, age 28 on August 3, 1859.
  A James T. is included in the roster of Company L of the Third Regiment of the Arkansas Volunteers, organized at Latonia, Ashley county on July 1, 1861.  Some sources have attributed this enlistment to Jesse Thomas Young (age 38 at that time).  However there was in fact, a James T. Young age 24 residing in West Carroll parish LA just to the south of Ashley county AR.  It seems certain that it was this James rather than Jesse who enlisted in Company L.  It is interesting to note that James T. Young's father was named Spencer.  See the Research page for more information on this second Spencer Young and his possible relationship to Jesse Thomas Young.
  On December 7, 1878 Jesse, age 56, married his fourth wife, Susan Gabbert, probably age 37.  Susan Gabbert's brother Michael married Jesse's daughter Cordellia in 1882.
  Most of his life, Jesse Thomas Young's occupation was listed in census records as farmer and at times, preacher.  Around 1900 at an age of 77, his occupation began to be listed as physician.  He apparently became a country doctor for the rural community of Line in south Drew county Arkansas.  It is interesting to note the influence Dr. W. P. Chambers  had on Jesse Young.  Literally following his mentor's footsteps from Mississippi to Arkansas, Jesse Young became first a preacher then a country doctor.

In 1911, Edward died suddenly and at age 89, Jesse helped to raise Edward's children.

Jesse Thomas Young died in Drew county Arkansas, September 16, 1914 at age 92 and was buried in the New Troy cemetery.  His grave is marked with the title Doctor Jesse Thomas Young.

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The following is given by a descendant, Ronald E. Bullock (available at http://www.daytex.com/line.htm as of Dec 2004).
My Mother, Essie Naron, was born in the community of Line, AR, on the boundary of Drew and Ashley Counties in Jan of 1911. There is hardly anything at all there at present to show that it was once a rather prosperous farming community, except for some sizable nearby cemeteries.  My Mom's great-grandfather, Jesse T. Young (1822-1914), was a country doctor and preacher in Line. She can still remember sitting in his lap and having his long, white beard tickle her face when she was not quite four. He is said to have ridden his horse to church and preached on the morning in which he died suddenly that afternoon at age 92.

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Jane Curry BIRD died in 1843/1846. Jane married 1 Jesse Thomas YOUNG 2, 3 on 14 Jul 1842 in Carroll Co., Mississippi.

They had the following children.

  M i Spencer YOUNG was born on 15 Apr 1843. He died on 17 Oct 1924.

Jesse Thomas YOUNG [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 1, 3 on 16 Sep 1822 in South Carolina. He died 2 on 17 Sep 1914 in Line, Drew Co., Arkansas. He was buried 4 in New Troy Cemetery, Drew Co., Arkansas. Jesse married 5 Mary Francis NEALY on 3 Aug 1859 in Drew Co., Arkansas.

Other marriages:
BIRD, Jane Curry
CHAMBERS, Eliza Ann
GABBERT, Susan E.

Alternate birth date of 17 Sep 1821 possible (Young Family Notes).

The following is from the research of David Young, located at http://www.daytex.com/jtyoung.htm as of Dec 2004:

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  Jesse Thomas Young was born in September 16, 1822 in South Carolina.  Census records from the mid to late 1800's and family histories indicate that he was the son of James Young.  No documented information has been found concerning his early life.
  The first written documentation of Jesse Thomas Young appears in the marriage register of Carroll County, Mississippi recording his married to Jane Curry Bird, July 14, 1842.  Their son, Spencer Young was born in Carroll County April 15, 1843.  There were no other children born to Jesse and Jane. The fate of Jane Curry Bird is not known.  Jesse Young remarried in 1846 so it is assumed that Jane Curry died sometime between 1843 and 1846.
  The Carroll County marriage register indicates that Jesse Thomas Young married Eliza Ann Chambers (b 1824) on January 2, 1846.  Eliza Ann Chambers was a daughter of Dr. William P. and Elizabeth Chambers.  Jesse Young moved his family to Drew County, Arkansas around 1854.  Tradition holds the family moved at about the time of a major Yellow Fever epidemic in Carroll County, Mississippi.  The family settled in the southeast corner of Drew county not far from the Ashley county line in a community settled by his father-in-law Dr. Chambers.  The community became known as Line.  Other communities of interest were Old Troy and new Troy.
   In November of 1856, Jesse Young was ordained as Preacher of the Gospel by the congregation of the Disciples of Jesus Christ meeting at Mytiline.  The credential document was signed by W. P. Chambers and was eventually filed for record at Drew County on November 25, 1871.   Jesse Young continued as a preacher until a few weeks before his death in 1914.
  Jesse Thomas Young remarried in 1859, the fate of Eliza is unknown.  There is no record of her burial in the New Troy cemetery where Jesse Thomas Young is buried.  
   Drew County, Arkansas marriage records (book B, page 54) lists the marriage of Jesse Thomas Young age 37 to Mary Francis Nealy, age 28 on August 3, 1859.
  A James T. is included in the roster of Company L of the Third Regiment of the Arkansas Volunteers, organized at Latonia, Ashley county on July 1, 1861.  Some sources have attributed this enlistment to Jesse Thomas Young (age 38 at that time).  However there was in fact, a James T. Young age 24 residing in West Carroll parish LA just to the south of Ashley county AR.  It seems certain that it was this James rather than Jesse who enlisted in Company L.  It is interesting to note that James T. Young's father was named Spencer.  See the Research page for more information on this second Spencer Young and his possible relationship to Jesse Thomas Young.
  On December 7, 1878 Jesse, age 56, married his fourth wife, Susan Gabbert, probably age 37.  Susan Gabbert's brother Michael married Jesse's daughter Cordellia in 1882.
  Most of his life, Jesse Thomas Young's occupation was listed in census records as farmer and at times, preacher.  Around 1900 at an age of 77, his occupation began to be listed as physician.  He apparently became a country doctor for the rural community of Line in south Drew county Arkansas.  It is interesting to note the influence Dr. W. P. Chambers  had on Jesse Young.  Literally following his mentor's footsteps from Mississippi to Arkansas, Jesse Young became first a preacher then a country doctor.

In 1911, Edward died suddenly and at age 89, Jesse helped to raise Edward's children.

Jesse Thomas Young died in Drew county Arkansas, September 16, 1914 at age 92 and was buried in the New Troy cemetery.  His grave is marked with the title Doctor Jesse Thomas Young.

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The following is given by a descendant, Ronald E. Bullock (available at http://www.daytex.com/line.htm as of Dec 2004).
My Mother, Essie Naron, was born in the community of Line, AR, on the boundary of Drew and Ashley Counties in Jan of 1911. There is hardly anything at all there at present to show that it was once a rather prosperous farming community, except for some sizable nearby cemeteries.  My Mom's great-grandfather, Jesse T. Young (1822-1914), was a country doctor and preacher in Line. She can still remember sitting in his lap and having his long, white beard tickle her face when she was not quite four. He is said to have ridden his horse to church and preached on the morning in which he died suddenly that afternoon at age 92.

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Mary Francis NEALY was born 1 about 1831 in North Carolina. Mary married 2 Jesse Thomas YOUNG 3, 4 on 3 Aug 1859 in Drew Co., Arkansas.

Mary was born in North Carolina and as an infant moved with her family to Shelby Co., TN between 1833 and 1835. The family then made there way to Drew Co., Arkansas, where Mary married Jesse Thomas Young on 3 Aug 1859. (Denise Garcia)

They had the following children.

  F i
Octavia YOUNG was born 1, 2 after Jul 1860 in Arkansas.

Octavia attributed to wife Nealy from Young family notes.
  M ii Edward Shipman YOUNG was born in Mar 1864. He died in 1911.
  M iii
George R. YOUNG was born 1, 2 about 1869 in Arkansas. He died 3 about 1878.

Possibly pastor of "Friendship Church" about 1900 (Mt. Olive Baptist Church Records, p. 135).

Living.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  M ii Living.
  M iii Living.

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