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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Susannah Belew–Comer:

 Birth~ Nov. 26, 1792 Union County, South Carolina, USA

Susannah was born in Union Co., South Carolina, a daughter to Zachariah and Mary (Bullington) Belew. Susannah came from good sturdy stock. She and all of her siblings except one outlived their first spouse, made rough journeys across, states, mountains and river by horseback and wagon. Her ancestors were farmers by trade, soldiers by duty, good citizens by choice, Baptist by faith and prosperous by hard work and fearless ventures.

She married Daniel Comer in Union Co. and they had five children. Daniel died in 1825, and in 1827, she moved to Lawrence Co., TN with her children and her parents. Her oldest son, Jesse (age 11), rode the entire journey on horseback with his mother, over 450 miles.

On March 31, 1827 she buys 40 acres from her father, Zachariah. We don't know who inherited any lands owned by Zachariah and Mary Belew.

Her second marriage was to Aaron Springer after his first wife, Ruth (Little) Springer died - 11-24-1834. Aaron and Ruth had also made the journey from Union County, South Carolina.

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Susannah died May 13, 1848 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. She is buried in an unmarked grave in Second Creek Cemetery.

See the Comer Family

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Big Red Store: Appleton, Lawrence County, Tennessee

Located less than 8 miles from known locations of our ancestors, this store very well could have served our Littrell/Comer/Ezell/Belew ancestors.


Its also less than a half-mile from Dobbins Cemetery where two Littrells are buried:

William Franklin Littrell, his wife Arrie Cottrell and their 18mth old son Robert.
William is our second cousin, several times removed. He descends from our Rodhom Literal's brother, Jessie and his Shelton wife. The Shelton family was one of several Virginian families that migrated and settled frontier areas of Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as, quite possibly Missouri alongside of Rodhom and his cousins..

Location

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Jesse Comer’s Estate

Ancestor's mentioned in this analysis:

  • Daniel P. Comer: Husband of Ollie Ezell and father of Grandma Kizzie Zore Comer (married John D. Littrell). Referred to here as Daniel.
  • Susan Comer: Daniel’s sister (married John W. Potts). Referred to here as Susan.
  • Hannah Comer: Daniel’s sister (married a Powell). Referred to here as Hannah.
  • Jesse Comer: Father of Daniel, Susan and Hannah. Referred to here as Jesse.
  • Samuel Ellison: Brother-in-law (married Mary Comer) of Jesse. This is the same Samuel Ellison that Jesse pulled from the millpond and buried after he had been stoned to death.
  • Susannah Belew Comer: Mother of Jess and Mary (Susannah married first Daniel’s father and then a Springer). Referred to here as Susannah.
  • Rennie Belew: Uncle to Jesse and Mary and brother of Susannah. Referred to here as Rennie.
  • Zachariah Belew: Veteran of the Revolution and father of Susannah and Rennie. Referred to here as Zachariah.

In the will of Jesse  (1887) he describes his land as encompassing a creek running north and southwardly and Lambs Ferry Road doing the same.

The portion of the estate left to Daniel would be to the east of the creek and Susan portion (including the ‘mansion’) would be to the west, comprising 151 1/4 acres total. This land was deeded to Jesse from Bennie D. Todd and Jesse places its value at $1,000.00 .

From the description in the will we believe the land is about a half mile north of Bishop Chapel Road where for a little over half a mile Bluewater Creek and road are parallel. We assume this is the approximate location based on the description1 2  and on two other events:

  1. Daniel’s children (including Kizzie) attended nearby Pebble Hill School.

  2. Daniel and his wife, Ollie, are buried in nearby Bishop Chapel Cemetery.

Pebble Hill School 1902

Pebble Hill School 1902
(note Kizzie Comer is the barefoot little girl, 5th from the left, front row.)

Jesse’s will also contained other provisions, but they lack descriptions that might help identify their location:

  • He deeded to Daniel 25 acres he obtained from John W. Potts in 1869 and 19 acres from Rennie (Jesse’s uncle).

  • He willed that Daniel and Susan compensate their sister, Hannah, $166.00 each for her interest in the estate and that Daniel receive another 140 acres he had obtained from the heirs of Samuel Ellison.

  • He also willed that a 129 acres he had obtained from Renne be sold and proceeds from it and his personal property be sold at auction and the proceeds be divided between his three children, Hannah, Susan and Daniel. (Jesse had accumulated 138 acres from his uncle Rennie.)

Who was the J.H. Belew who signed as a witness? If he was the son of Dennis Belew what was the relationship between Dennis, JH and Jesse?

From: “The Littrell Family Journals: Volume II”,
book and full title still in pre-publication.

Reference notes:

1  In Jesse Comer's will he describes a creek running north and southwardly and Lambs Ferry Road doing the same.

  • Lambs Ferry Road runs from Bishop Chapel Road north to Highway 43 just south of Leoma, about 5 miles.
  • Bluewater Creek also runs the same length from Bishop Chapel Road and departs from Lambs Ferry Road above Glendale Road. North of Glendale Road there are two creeks that cross Lambs Ferry Road but there direction is more east-west than north-south.
  • South of Glenndale Road (approximately 3.5miles) there are two portions where Lambs Ferry is to the east of Bluewater Creek:
  • The first possible (and most probable) location occurs about a half mile north of Bishop Chapel Road and for a little over half a mile the creek and road are parallel. At that point both turn easterly and Bluewater eventually ends up on the east side of the road. This is also the closest location to Pebble Hill Road and Bishop Chapel Cemetery.
  • The second possible Location is a little over 2 miles north of Bishop Road (at Union Hill Road)for about half a mile the two run parallel again until Bluewater Creek crosses the road again. From here going north Bluewater is always to the east of the road.

2  Of course we acknowledge that our method of determining this possible location is unscientific and based on vague information. In addition this will was written over 120 years ago. While there might be only minor natural shifts in the course of Bluewater Creek over this period of time there could have been man-made shifts and the course of Lambs Ferry Road could have undergone major changes. But we put forth this theory in the hopes that those more familiar with the area might redirect us as is necessary. We of course will, in time, make our own visit to the area, but will it be productive?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Our Ancestor’s Diseases:

Disease Chart

Ablepsy, Blindness
Ague, Malarial Fever
American plague, Yellow fever
Anasarca, Generalized massive edema
Aphonia, Laryngitis
Aphtha, The infant disease "thrush"
Apoplexy, Paralysis due to stroke
Asphycsia/Asphicsia, Cyanotic and lack of oxygen
Atrophy, Wasting away or diminishing in size.

Bad Blood, Syphilis
Bilious fever, Typhoid malaria hepatitis or elevated temperature and bile emesis
Biliousness, Jaundice associated with liver disease
Black plague or death, Bubonic plague
Black fever, Acute infection with high temperature and dark red skin lesions and high mortality rate
Black pox, Black Small pox
Black vomit, Vomiting old black blood due to ulcers or yellow fever
Blackwater fever, Dark urine associated with high temperature
Bladder in throat, Diphtheria (Seen on death certificates)
Blood poisoning, Bacterial infection; septicemia
Bloody flux, Bloody stools
Bloody sweat, Sweating sickness
Bone shave, Sciatica
Brain fever, Meningitis
Breakbone, Dengue fever
Bright's disease, Chronic inflammatory disease of kidneys
Bronze John, Yellow fever
Bule, Boil tumor or swelling

Cachexy, Malnutrition
Cacogastric, Upset stomach
Cacospysy, Irregular pulse
Caduceus, Subject to falling sickness or epilepsy
Camp fever, Typhus; aka Camp diarrhea
Canine madness, Rabies; hydrophobia
Canker, Ulceration of mouth or lips or herpes simplex
Catalepsy, Seizures / trances
Catarrhal, Nose and throat discharge from cold or allergy
Cerebritis, Inflammation of cerebrum or lead poisoning
Chilblain, Swelling of extremities caused by exposure to cold
Child bed fever, Infection following birth of a child
Chin cough, Whooping cough
Chlorosis, Iron deficiency anemia
Cholera, Acute severe contagious diarrhea with intestinal lining sloughing
Cholera morbus, Characterized by nausea vomiting abdominal cramps; elevated temperature etc. Could be appendicitis.
Cholecystitus, Inflammation of the gall bladder
Cholelithiasis, Gall stones
Chorea, Disease characterized by convulsions contortions and dancing
Cold plague, Ague which is characterized by chills
Colic, An abdominal pain and cramping
Congestive chills, Malaria

Consumption, Tuberculosis
Congestion, Any collection of fluid in an organ like the lungs
Congestive chills, Malaria with diarrhea
Congestive fever, Malaria
Corruption, Infection
Coryza, A cold
Costiveness, Constipation
Cramp colic, Appendicitis
Crop sickness, Overextended stomach
Croup, Laryngitis, diphtheria, or strep throat
Cyanosis, Dark skin color from lack of oxygen in blood
Cynanche, Diseases of throat
Cystitis, Inflammation of the bladder

Day fever, Fever lasting one day; sweating sickness
Debility, Lack of movement or staying in bed
Decrepitude, Feebleness due to old age
Delirium tremens, Hallucinations due to alcoholism
Dengue, Infectious fever endemic to East Africa
Dentition, Cutting of teeth
Deplumation, Tumor of the eyelids which causes hair loss
Diary fever, A fever that lasts one day
Diptheria ,Contagious disease of the throat
Distemper, Usually animal disease with malaise; discharge from nose and throat; anorexia
Dock fever, Yellow fever
Dropsy, Edema (swelling) often caused by kidney or heart disease
Dropsy of the Brain, Encephalitis
Dry Bellyache, Lead poisoning
Dyscrasy, An abnormal body condition
Dysentery, Inflammation of colon with frequent passage of mucous and blood
Dysorexy, Reduced appetite
Dyspepsia, Indigestion and heartburn. Heart attack symptoms
Dysury, Difficulty in urination

Eclampsy, Symptoms of epilepsy, convulsions during labor
Ecstasy, A form of catalepsy characterized by loss of reason
Edema, Nephrosis; swelling of tissues
Edema of lungs, Congestive heart failure a form of dropsy
Elephantiasis, A form of leprosy
Encephalitis, Swelling of brain; aka sleeping sickness
Enteric fever, Typhoid fever
Enterocolitis, Inflammation of the intestines
Enteritis, Inflations of the bowels
Epitaxis, Nose bleed
Erysipelas, Contagious skin disease due to Streptococci with vesicular and bulbous lesions
Extravasted blood, Rupture of a blood vessel

Falling sickness, Epilepsy
Fatty Liver, Cirrhosis of liver
Fits, Sudden attack or seizure of muscle activity
Flux, An excessive flow or discharge of fluid like hemorrhage or diarrhea
Flux of humour, Circulation
French pox, Syphilis

Gathering, A collection of pus
Glandular fever, Mononucleosis
Great pox, Syphilis
Green fever / sickness, Anemia
Grippe/grip, Influenza like symptoms
Grocer's itch, Skin disease caused by mites in sugar or flour

Heart sickness, Condition caused by loss of salt from body
Heat stroke, Body temperature elevates because of surrounding environment; temperature and body does not perspire to reduce temperature. Command death result if not reversed
Hectical complaint, Recurrent fever
Hematemesis, Vomiting blood
Hematuria, Bloody urine
Hemiplegy, Paralysis of one side of body
Hip gout, Osteomylitis
Horrors, Delirium tremens
Hydrocephalus, Enlarged head water on the brain
Hydropericardium, Heart dropsy
Hydrophobia, Rabies
Hydrothroax, Dropsy in chest
Hypertrophic, Enlargement of organ like the heart

Impetigo ,Contagious skin disease characterized by pustules
Inanition, Physical condition resulting from lack of food
Infantile paralysis, Polio
Intestinal colic, Abdominal pain due to improper diet

Jail fever, Typhus
Jaundice, Condition caused by blockage of intestines

King's evil, Tuberculosis of neck and lymph glands
Kruchhusten, Whooping cough

Lagrippe, Influenza
Lockjaw, Tetanus or infectious disease affecting the muscles of the neck and jaw. Untreated it is fatal in 8 days
Long sickness, Tuberculosis
Lues disease, Syphilis
Lues venera, Venereal disease
Lumbago, Back pain
Lung fever, Pneumonia
Lung sickness, Tuberculosis
Lying in, Time of delivery of infant

Malignant sore throat, Diphtheria
Mania, Insanity
Marasmus, Progressive wasting away of body like malnutrition
Membranous Croup, Diphtheria
Meningitis, Inflations of brain or spinal cord
Metritis,Inflammation of uterus or purulent vaginal discharge
Miasma, Poisonous vapors thought to infect the air
Milk fever, Disease from drinking contaminated milk like undulant fever or brucellosis
Milk leg, Post partum thrombophlebitis
Milk sickness. Disease from milk of cattle which had eaten poisonous weeds
Mormal, Gangrene
Morphew, Scurvy blisters on the body
Mortification, Gangrene of necrotic tissue
Myelitis, Inflammation of the spine
Myocarditis, Inflammation of heart muscles

Necrosis, Mortification of bones or tissue
Nephrosis ,Kidney degeneration
Nepritis, Inflammation of kidneys
Nervous prostration, Extreme exhaustion from inability to control physical and mental activities
Neuralgia, Described as discomfort such as "Headache" was neuralgia in head
Nostalgia, Homesickness

Palsy, Paralysis or uncontrolled movement of controlled muscles. It was listed as "Cause of death"
Paroxysm, Convulsion
Pemphigus, Skin disease of watery blisters
Pericarditis, Inflammation of heart
Peripneumonia, Inflammation of lungs
Peritonotis, Inflammation of abdominal area
Petechial Fever, Fever characterized by skin spotting
Puerperal exhaustion, Death due to child birth
Phthiriasis, Lice infestation
Phthisis, Chronic wasting away or a name for tuberculosis
Plague, An acute febrile highly infectious disease with a high fatality rate
Pleurisy, Any pain in the chest area with each breath
Podagra, Gout
Poliomyelitis, Polio
Potter's asthma, Fibroid pthisis
Pott's disease, Tuberculosis of spine
Puerperal exhaustion, Death due to childbirth
Puerperal fever, Elevated temperature after giving birth to an infant
Purpura, A disease characterized by purple or livid spots on the skin or mucous membrane; caused by the extroversion of blood (similar to bruises).
Puking fever, Milk sickness
Putrid fever. Diphtheria.

Quinsy. Tonsillitis.

Remitting fever, Malaria
Rheumatism, Any disorder associated with pain in joints
Rickets, Disease of skeletal system
Rose cold, Hay fever or nasal symptoms of an allergy
Rotanny fever,(Child's disease) ???
Rubeola, German measles

Sanguineous crust, Scab
Scarlatina, Scarlet fever
Scarlet fever, A disease characterized by red rash
Scarlet rash, Roseola
Sciatica, Rheumatism in the hips
Scirrhus, Cancerous tumors
Scotomy, Dizziness; nausea and dimness of sight
Scrivener's palsy,Writer's cramp
Screws, Rheumatism
Scrofula, Tuberculosis of neck lymph glands. Progresses slowly with abscesses and pistulas develop.
Scrumpox, Skin disease; impetigo
Scurvy, Lack of vitamin C. Symptoms of weakness; spongy gums and hemorrhages under skin
Septicemia, Blood poisoning
Shakes, Delirium tremens
Shaking, Chills; ague
Shingles, Viral disease with skin blisters
Ship fever, Typhus
Siriasis, Inflammation of the brain due to sun exposure
Sloes, Milk sickness
Small pox, Contagious disease with fever and blisters
Softening of brain, Result of stroke or hemorrhage in the brain with an end result of the tissue softening in that area
Sore throat distemper, Diphtheria or quinsy
Spanish influenza, Epidemic influenza
Spasms,Sudden involuntary contraction of muscle or group of muscles -like a convulsion
Spina bifida, Deformity of spine
Spotted fever, Either typhus or meningitis
Sprue, Tropical disease characterized by intestinal disorders and sore throat
St. Anthony's fire,Named so because of affected skin areas are bright red in appearance erysipelas- Also
St. Vitas dance, Ceaseless occurrence of rapid complex jerking movements performed involuntary
Stomatitis,Inflammation of the mouth
Stranger's fever,Yellow fever
Strangery,Rupture
Sudor anglicus,Sweating sickness
Summer complaint,Diarrhea, usually in infants caused by spoiled milk
Sunstroke,Uncontrolled elevation of body temperature due to environment heat. Lack of sodium in the body is a redisposing cause
Swamp sickness,Could be malaria typhoid or encephalitis
Sweating sickness,Infectious and fatal disease common to UK in 15th century

Tetanus,Infectious fever characterized by high fever; headache and dizziness
Thrombosis,Blood clot inside blood vessel
Thrush,Childhood disease characterized by spots on mouth lips and throat
Tick fever,Rocky mountain spotted fever
Toxemia of pregnancy,Eclampsia
Trench mouth,Painful ulcers found along gum line; Caused by poor nutrition and poor hygiene
Tussis convulsiva,Whooping cough
Typhus,Infectious fever characterized high fever headache and dizziness

Variola,Smallpox
Venesection,Bleeding
Viper's dance,St. Vitus Dance

Water on brain,Enlarged head
White swelling,Tuberculosis of the bone
Winter fever,Pneumonia
Womb fever,Infection of the uterus.
Worm fit,Convulsions associated with teething, worms, elevated temperature or diarrhea

Yellowjacket,Yellow fever.

Compiled by Dan Burrows and used with permission. dburrows1@juno.com 
This chart may be freely copied.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our Ancestral Movements: From Virginia to Missouri

While we have been developing the story of the family’s Missouri migration from Lawrence County, Tennessee to the bootheel region of Missouri  we have seen more information falling in place on earlier migration stories:

  • We know our Littrell cousin’s we’re at the founding of Boonesborough and the blazing of the Wilderness Road with Daniel Boone. They came through the Cumberland Gap as some of the first settlers in Kentucky.
  • We know that our Littrell ancestor and his cousins migrated to Kentucky, and then to Tennessee, eventually settling in the same areas as other families that were their neighbors in Virginia.
  • We know that our Littrell ancestor and his neighbors and cousins also came through the Cumberland Gap and were among the first settlers to the area around the, then nonexistent, community of Dunnville, Kentucky.
  • We know that some of our Ezell Cousins, traveling with the Bumpass Party from Union County, South Carolina would be amongst the first settlers in the area of Giles County. An area that would eventually grow to be the town of Pulaski, the county seat of the newly expanded Giles County, Tennessee. Possibly also coming through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky then Nashville, Tennessee.
  • We know that our Littrell ancestor from Dunnville, Kentucky and some of his cousins and neighbors would be amongst the first settlers in the newly formed county of Lawrence. Settling just miles from the Giles County, Tennessee settlers. Some of these settlers would be from the same families that migrated with our Littrell ancestor into Kentucky.
  • We know that our Ezell ancestor, along with our Belew and Comer ancestors and some of their other Union County, South Carolina neighbors would move into the same area as our Littrell ancestor in Lawrence County, Tennessee just miles from their Ezell cousins and uncles in Giles County, Tennessee.
  • We know that the same descendants of those Littrell, Comer, Belew, and Ezell families, and their neighbors would once again migrate into the same neighborhoods in another state. This time into the bootheel area of Missouri (see also) during the Great Depression leaving over a hundred years after their ancestors settled Tennessee. (see more)

These Virginia and South Carolina neighbors lived within miles of each other in their original neighborhoods and then in their new neighborhoods in Kentucky and Tennessee they once again were neighbors, and again in Missouri. In some cases they belonged to the same churches as each other in their state of origin and state of destination. They inter married with the same neighbors in both states and left families in their old neighborhoods with each migration. We can identify some moves as a group and some that were individual families moving over short periods of time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Second Creek Church & Cemetery

Even though only one Littrell name appears in the Second Creek Cemetery the connection to this cemetery and church is important for both the Littrells and their allied families. In 1846, Mary Ann (Cox) Literal and her mother Nancy Cox were both received by letter into the membership of the church. It is also possible that Mary Ann’s mother-in-law was also a member.

second creek

Eli Franklin Literals’s nephew (Seburn K. Day) and niece (Eliza Caroline Day Powell) are buried here.

Kizzie (Comer) Littrell's grandparents, Jesse D.& Margaret (Springer) Comer, and her great-grandparents, Zachariah & Mary (Bullington) Belew, are also buried here.

zach belew (1)margaaret springer comer (1)

Jesse Littrell also appears in the records of the church.

Saving newspaper clippings for posterity:

Saving newspaper clippings for posterity can be a problem as there is a tendency for newsprint to turn yellow. There is a "bleaching' method which should prevent your articles from turning yellow and allow them to survive for up to 50 years.   This simple homemade bath helps counteract the acid in newsprint that causes the yellowing/aging.

To be save obtain more than one copy of your clipping as insurance against your first attempt suffering a mishap.
Mix and refrigerate [for 8 hours] 2 tablespoons of milk of magnesia with 1 quart of club soda. Refrigerate for 8 hours.

Pour the mixture in a shallow pan and let one clipping set for an hour, make sure the pan can accommodate the largest clipping. Remove the clipping and remove the excess moisture by laying between several layers of paper towels and then let dry on a flat clean surface.

When complete store in an "archival-quality" album.

"HELOISE:Preserve news clippings with bleaching process", Indianapolis Star: August 15, 1995

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Murder Of John Perry Luttrell:

When Rodhom Literal (#599) migrated from Casey Co., Kentucky to Lawrence County, Tn., he left at least one grown son in the Casey County area around Dunville.

dunnville2

Rodhom Literal, JR and his wife Matilda Horton, along with the descendants of his fathers brothers and cousins from the Virginia migration, left generations of Luttrells in the south-central area of Kentucky.

A grandson of Rodhom Literal, JR., was one of these descendants. He (John Perry Luttrell) and his wife Rebecca lived in the Dunville area in the early 1900s. Rebecca was also a Luttrell by birth. She descended from her great-great-grandfather Richard Luttrell,  a cousin of Rodhom Literal (#599).

According to one source John was a “M.G., minister of the Gospel, performed several Luttrell marriages”

In August of 1909 there occurred a deadly incident at Dry Fork Church near the community of Phil that left John and his son-in-law, Addie Chapman, dead:

Known to be involved in the fight was John and Addie (both stabbed to death), John Chapman, as well as John Luttrell’s daughter, Polly Jane (Luttrell) Chumley and her husband John, and at least 3 other Luttrells and 2 other Chapmans.

JohnPerryLuttrellPolly and her husband received life threatening wounds (gunshot and stab wounds), but both survived.

The 3 unnamed Luttrells and 2 unnamed Chapman’s were arrested.

We don’t know if Addie’s wife, Rebecca A. (Luttrell) Chapman, was involved or not, but it appears the fight erupted between John and Addie Chapman and Mr. Luttrell.

The article says the Luttrell and Chapman families had long time bad feelings between them, which is surprising when you realize that Addie Chapman had married John Luttrell’s daughter Rebecca just 6 months before the fight.

(Phil is about 4 miles east of Dunville.)

Note: For Descendants of John Daniel Littrell (LITTRELLFAMILY.net ON FACEBOOK) John Daniel Littrell and John Perry Luttrell would be 2nd cousins. To figure your relationship to John Perry Luttrell count your ancestors from John Daniel Littrell (he would be 0) to yourself (X), You would be 2nd cousin, X removed from John Perry Luttrell).

Friday, December 5, 2014

Rites Conducted For East Prairie Women: I had no idea.

I was very surprised to discover this obituary and even more surprised by what it contained. The misspelling of Noble’s last name is not unusual, it’s a problem that occurs and reoccurs as far back as our European ancestors. It is however a spelling that usually occurs back in the 1800s, not one used by recent generations of our family line. The spelling does suggest to us that whoever submitted the obituary information was not a Littrell.

Over the last few weeks I have come unexpectedly across information for Noble’s first wife Corene; such as her tombstone, and finding her parents family on the Census, and then this obituary. Read the obituary and see if you don’t get a surprise.

Belew~Littrell Corene
                                                                            From the Missourian 3-9-1943.

Do you see it? Where’s Rex? Noble and Corene had two sons? Billy & Bobby?

Its not unusual for obituaries to contain mistakes, but these are doozies.

Now maybe I’m the only one who didn’t know about this, but it sure was a surprise to me. I was afraid to post anything until I got some kind of explanation. So here goes:

Noble and Corene got married in 1937. She already had a child at the time, Billy Belew(?). Billy must have been born earlier in 1937 for him to be 5 years old in 1943. But where was he on the 1940 census where Noble and Corene are living with Noble’s parents, John & Kizzie?

Seven households away from John and Kizzie, on the 1940 census, is Corene’s parents and siblings… and Billy.  On the census he is listed as Billy Harold Belew, son of W.D. and Ivy (Iva Shelton) Belew. Obviously he was WDs grandson, not son. His age is consistent with an early 1937 birth. If this Billy is indeed Corene’s son, then Ivy Belew raised him as her own to the grave. Her 1969 obituary list as a surviving son, Bill Belew of Hampton, Virginia. On the other hand, her daughter Mary Juanell "Jill" (Belew) Johnson’s obituary,  list Billy Belew of Hampton, Virginia as a surviving nephew along with Rex. Mary Juanell’s obituary was in 2005.

So where is Rex and who is Bobby? Well they’re one in the same. When Rex was born Corene wanted to name him Bobby, but Noble wanted to name him Rex. When it came time to fill out the birth record it fell to Noble and he said Rex.

Assuming from the misspelling, (that does not resemble the Littrell families spelling commonly used by the family) and the use of the name Bobby instead of Rex we can assume that the Belew family submitted the obituary information, and that they evidently were using Bobby for Rex at the time.

You would think that after all this Rex would have gotten a middle name out of this confusion, but no, he’s still just plain ole’ Rex to us.

Thanks to Rex’s wife, Nancy, for clearing this up.
                                                                                        see also

UPDATE: 

Penny Chapek Corene was ill for a long time with TB. She died from complications from TB and alcoholism. Rex says he believes that Ivy adopted Billy(William Harold) and raised him. Rex says that Ivy wanted to raise Billy because she didn't have any sons. Billy lives in Virginia. Noble married Azilee in September 1943 in Georgia. Noble, Azilee, and Rex moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee soon after.

Belew Corene

MO., East Prairie, W.O.W. Cem.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Family’s Migration Story: Tennessee To Missouri Ferry

The story told about Uncle Jim's journey references “...they landed in New Madrid on the ferry...”. The story told of Grandpa John's journey does not reference how they got across the Mississippi River. In trying to trace the journey and migration of John & Kizzie family from Tennessee to Missouri, I investigated several possible crossing points in Mississippi and New Madrid counties.

We know of four ferries in the New Madrid area: the Dorena-Hickman Ferry, the Belmont-Columbus Ferry, and the Tiptonville Ferry (Ferryland in Missouri) and the New Madrid Ferry.

  • The only one still operating is the Dorena (MO)-Hickman(KY) Riverboat Ferry crossing. Having ridden it several times during this research its history is sketchy and appears to have been an on again off again operation for sometime.

  • The Belmont(MO)-Columbus(KY) Ferry is probably the oldest of the four ferries, dating back to 1825. The community of Belmont was located north of Dorena and like Dorena no longer exist. The only reference to the Belmont-Columbus Ferry I have found is one that mentions it was established in 1825 and was re-opened in 2014. I will investigate this on my next trip.
    Belmont-Columbus Ferry

  • Tiptonville-Ferryland Ferry, I was checking out the Point Pleasant, Missouri area when I was directed to a place called 'Ferryland' to the south. It looked to be very promising, primarily because when I spoke to several people fishing on the bank they were familiar with the history of the area and the ferry landing. They pointed out the corresponding landing on the Tennessee side of the river and affirmed that it the Tiptonville Ferry was in operation in the 20 and 30s, that it also operated off and on maybe as late as the 70s. (Ferryland, State Highway 162 dead-ends at the rivers edge)
    On a subsequent trip I went to Tiptonville. I found the ferry location (Tiptonville Ferry Rd.) and once in town I was informed that one of the owners of the ferry in the past was still alive. I was directed to the local Ace hardware store owned and operated by the former ferry owner and his son. As it turned out he and his father owned the ferry and they, with his son had all worked on it. Unfortunately (see New Madrid Ferry below), he informed me that the ferry wasn't in Tiptonville until 1950.

  • New Madrid Ferry, with Uncle Jim's migration story “...they landed in New Madrid on the ferry...”, the first place I started this search was in New Madrid, but on several visits I was always told there had been no ferry in New Madrid. This was always a letdown because Troy and I had vague memories of a ferry ride in the area. It was because of the negative responses I got from the New Madrid search that I started looking for other possible crossing locations like Dorena, Belmont and Tiptonville.
    In the above paragraph on Tiptonville I finish with the unfortunate news that the ferry was not in Tiptonville until the 1950s, this news was unfortunate for only a few moments, for as the conversation continued he revealed that his father had moved the ferry to Tiptonville from New Madrid!
    He could not date how long the ferry had been in New Madrid but he said New Madrid was a logical location until a sandbar had developed that interfered with the ferry.

As is the case quite often in this type of research a little mis-information, or missed information, can send you on a maddening detour.

ferry map

There were several things I learned about ferries that would influence the movement of a ferry: sandbars, droughts (sometimes more so than floods), new roads, shrinking towns, river traffic, competition, and changes in ownership.

The case for the New Madrid Ferry

Ferry Crossings were more common than bridges in 1929 and 1932. The most logical route would have been due west to Memphis and a crossing there or somewhere north of there to Tiptonville, Tennessee which is directly across from New Madrid County, MO.
In 1929 there was only one bridge across the river between Memphis and St. Louis. So one has to assume they crossed by ferry somewhere from Memphis to Cairo. Even though there were bridges in Memphis and the newly opened (old) Cairo Bridge (at the current Ft. Defiance location), they might have still taken a ferry if the toll was cheaper. Back then most bridges were toll bridges. In addition we can rule out the use of the Cairo bridge since it was only connecting Missouri and Illinois, not Kentucky, the Cairo-Kentucky bridge over the Ohio River was not yet built.

In the case of Grandpa John’s migration the same scenario would apply. The fact that John's migration story makes no mention of a ferry doesn't mean they took a bridge. Bridges were infrequent, newer, expensive and probably had higher tolls. Ferries on the other hand were more numerous, older and less costly.

Let’s look at the most logical routes:

1926us enlarged

On this 1926 map Lawrence County was on the state line between Columbia, TN., and Florence, AL., and New Madrid was at the top of the bootheel on the Mississippi. Keep in mind this map shows only the main roads, by necessity back roads would be used, but for major portions of the trip the main roads shown would most likely be used.

There would be three choices in 1929 and 32:

  1. From Lawrence County go due west or south to Highway 72 which would take them to Memphis where they would then cross into Arkansas and then take Highway 61 north to New Madrid. Even today, using the newer interstates, this is a possible route.
  2. At Memphis take  Highway 51 north and then the backloads west to the river and a ferry (New Madrid)
  3. From Lawrence, go northwest to Highway 45, take it north to Highway 51. From there go west on back roads to the ferry(New Madrid) or go north on Highway 51 and then west on back roads to the ferry(New Madrid)

All three routes appear practical, we have no knowledge of conditions that would favor one rout over the other except for three things: the third route appears to be more direct as it angles northwest towards New Madrid, the third route also avoids Memphis (would Memphis be an enticement or a deterrent to these hill folk?), and last, but not least, the second and third routes literally require a ferry to New Madrid.

So, until we have evidence, or at least information, that contradicts taking the family’s migration story literally doesn’t the New Madrid crossing make since?   

GlennDL~~2014

note: There were two other possible ferries (one in Caruthersville and I think the other in Dyersburg? I will look into this in the future.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Unknown Ezells:

     This Comer Family bears the same surname as Daniel P. Comer, fatherr of Kizzie Zore Comer, who is the wife of John Daniel Littrell.

     In researching Kizzie’s ancestors and their descendants we came across individuals and families, which, by their surname, location and dates are probably related to Kizzie. Until that relationship/connection is made we list them as unknown relatives.  

     When they are connected we will show them in The Ezell Family line and change their surname from all caps to “Ezells”.

Giles County, Tennessee EZELLs

......... George EZELL

......... Charlotte EZELL

...... William EZELL  ---------------------
         + Mai LANDTROOP
           m: 1933 in Lawrence,
            Tennessee, USA 
            see The Landtroop Family

......1 Lemuel Horace EZELL
         + Jessie Elizabeth Owen
.........2 Winston EZELL b: Aug 04, 1930 in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, USA,
            d: Aug 22, 2001 in Corning, Clay, Arkansas, USA
         + Frances Mae White m: Nov 14, 1954
............3 Jim EZELL
............3 Wayne EZELL
            + Kolynn
.....…....3 Sandy EZELL
              + Randy Anders
............3 Larry Ray EZELL d: May 24, 1999
.........2 James EZELL
         + Almae [EZELL]
.........2 Sarah EZELL
         + Buck Springer
.........2 Martha EZELL
         + Bob Neal


Arkansas EZELLs                    b: see notes
...... Jeremiah EZELL
      + Susanna Ezell

...... William EZELL
       + Rhoda Lyles
       + Susannah Lyles

If you can help connect this family e-mail me or use the comment link.

IMAG00043[2]   GlennDL

Ezell, Ezel, Uzell,Eazell, Essell, and all spellings.
Ancestors of the descendants of John D. Littrell & Kizzie Zore Comer through her mother.

Unknown Ezells:

     This Ezell Family bears the same surname as Ollie Ezell, mother of Kizzie Zore Comer, who is the wife of John Daniel Littrell.

     In researching Kizzie’s ancestors and their descendants we came across individuals and families, which, by their surname, location and dates are probably related to Kizzie. Until that relationship/connection is made we list them as unknown relatives.  

     When they are connected we will show them in The Ezell Family line and change their surname from all caps to “Ezells”.

Giles County, Tennessee EZELLs

......... George EZELL

......... Charlotte EZELL

...... William EZELL
         + Mai LANDTROOP m: 1933 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA 
                 see The Landtroop Family

......1 Lemuel Horace EZELL
         + Jessie Elizabeth Owen
.........2 Winston EZELL b: Aug 04, 1930 in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, USA,
            d: Aug 22, 2001 in Corning, Clay, Arkansas, USA
         + Frances Mae White m: Nov 14, 1954
............3 Jim EZELL
............3 Wayne EZELL
            + Kolynn
.....…....3 Sandy EZELL
              + Randy Anders
............3 Larry Ray EZELL d: May 24, 1999
.........2 James EZELL
         + Almae [EZELL]
.........2 Sarah EZELL
         + Buck Springer
.........2 Martha EZELL
         + Bob Neal


Arkansas EZELLs                    b: see notes
...... Jeremiah EZELL
      + Susanna Ezell

...... William EZELL
       + Rhoda Lyles
       + Susannah Lyles

If you can help connect this family e-mail me or use the comment link.

IMAG00043   GlennDL

Ezell, Ezel, Uzell,Eazell, Essell, and all spellings.
Ancestors of the descendants of John D. Littrell & Kizzie Zore Comer through her mother.

Elizabeth Betty LANDTROOP

UPDATE: Connection found 11-23-2015, updated info appears in ‘grape’

This Landtroop family bears the same surname as Mary Catherine Urban’s mother, Susannah L. E. Landtroop wife of Cassandra Urban.

     In researching Mary Catherine's ancestors and their descendants we came across this family, which, by their surname, location and dates are probably related to Mary Catherine. Until that relationship/connection is made we list them as unknown relatives.  

     When they are connected we will show them in the Urban family line and change their surname from all caps to “Landtroop”.

......1 Elizabeth Betty LANDTROOP b: Oct 06, 1881 in Alabama, USA, d: Feb 27, 1941
      + Henry J. Simbeck b: Dec 05, 1879 in Tennessee, USA, m: Nov 23, 1902 in
         Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Sep 10, 1957
.........2 John Simbeck b: Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 22, 1929 in Loretto,
            Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
         + Viola Mae Johns b: Nov 09, 1909 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA,
            m: Jun 13, 1926 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 13, 1970 in
            St. Louis, Missouri, USA         see Jesse D. Littrell page.
.........2 Joe Simbeck11-23-2015 8;04;32 PM
.........2 Louis Simbeck
.........2 William Simbeck
.........2 Edward Simbeck
.........2 Pauline Simbeck

After the death of John Simbeck, his wife Viola Johns-Simbeck remarried to Jesse Daniel Littrell. In addition to the two Children Viola had with John, James ‘Bud’ and Geneva Simbeck, Viola had several children by Jesse.

We’ve always suspected that John’s mother might be related to our Landtroop but until now we have not been able to make that connection.

Until a recent visit to the St. Louis County Library, using resources at that library we were able to identify the parents of Elizabeth (above) Landtroop, as well as clear up some other ‘mysteries’.

We can now positively identify our Landtroop family as connected to Elizabeth Betty Landtroop/John Simbeck.

1 George C. Landtroop b: Nov 09, 1845 in Alabama, USA, d: Apr 18, 1921
   + Mary Neece
   ...2 John Henry Landtroop b: Dec 10, 1876 in Alabama, USA, d: Apr 27, 1934
   ...2 Marion Huston Landtroop b: Jul 15, 1879 in Alabama, USA, d: Dec 21, 1943
         + Laura Mae Fisher b: Nov 06, 1895 in Tennessee, USA, m: Aug 04, 1912 in
            Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Jan 02, 1962

   ...2 Elizabeth Betty Landtroop b: Oct 06, 1881 in Alabama, USA, d: Feb 27, 1941 in
            Loretto, Lawrence County,Tennessee, USA
         + Henry J. Simbeck b: Dec 05, 1879 in Tennessee, USA, m: Nov 23, 1902 in
            Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Sep 10, 1957
   ......3 John Henry Simbeck b: Jan 21, 1904 in Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 22, 1929 in
              Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
            + Viola Mae Johns b: Nov 09, 1909 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, m: Jun 13, 1926
                in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 13, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
                  John Henry Simbeck is a 2nd cousin of John Daniel Littrell


Landtroop, Lantroop, Lantrip, Lathrop, and all spellings.
Ancestors of the descendants of Timmons Literal & Mary Catherine Urban through her mother.

Haughty [LANDTROOP]:

  Ezell-Landtroop Wedding enteredFTMUpdate: 11-23-2015: New information is in ‘grape’.

This Landtroop family (article right) bears the same surname as Mary Catherine Urban’s mother, Susannah L. E. Landtroop wife of Cassandra Urban.

     In researching Mary Catherine's ancestors and their descendants we came across this family, which, by their surname, location and dates are probably related to Mary Catherine. Until that relationship/connection is made we list them as unknown relatives.  

     When they are connected we will show them in the Urban family line and change their surname from all caps to “Landtroop”.

......1 Haughty [LANDTROOP]
.........2 Mai LANDTROOP
           + William EZELL m: 1933 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA

Until a recent visit to the St. Louis County Library we had no more information for this small family that is contained in this newspaper article.

From resources at that library we were able to identify the Landtroop’s in the article, as well as clear up some other ‘mysteries’.

We still have not connected the William EZELL mentioned, and have not identified any children (not mentioned) of Mai & William.

Below is the above information, corrected and updated to our files. With the exception of Viola Johns and John Henry Simbeck we do not list the 3rd generations.

The new information on the Landtroops also clears up some questions about Viola Johns and John Henry Simbeck, which will be covered in another post.

1 George C. Landtroop b: Nov 09, 1845 in Alabama, USA, d: Apr 18, 1921
   + Mary Neece
...2 John Henry Landtroop b: Dec 10, 1876 in Alabama, USA, d: Apr 27, 1934
...2 Marion Huston Landtroop b: Jul 15, 1879 in Alabama, USA, d: Dec 21, 1943
      + Laura Mae Fisher b: Nov 06, 1895 in Tennessee, USA, m: Aug 04, 1912 in Lawrence, 
         Tennessee, USA, d: Jan 02, 1962
             [children not shown here]
...2 Elizabeth Betty Landtroop b: Oct 06, 1881 in Alabama, USA, d: Feb 27, 1941 in Loretto,
          Lawrence County,Tennessee, USA

      + Henry J. Simbeck b: Dec 05, 1879 in Tennessee, USA, m: Nov 23, 1902 in Lawrence,
         Tennessee, USA, d: Sep 10, 1957
......3 John Henry Simbeck b: Jan 21, 1904 in Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 22, 1929 in Loretto,
          Lawrence,Tennessee, USA
      + Viola Mae Johns b: Nov 09, 1909 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, m: Jun 13, 1926 in
          Lawrence,Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 13, 1970 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
......3 Joe Simbeck
......3 Louis Simbeck
......3 William Simbeck
......3 Edward Herman Simbeck
......3 Pauline Barbara Simbeck
...2 Nancy Lee Landtroop b: Jul 18, 1884 in Alabama, USA, d: Aug 24, 1858 in Loretto,
        Lawrence  County,Tennessee, USA; Chronic Pulmonary Fibrosis / Informant Mrs. Fred
        Simbeck
      + Elic Fisher b: Mar 02, 1893, m: Oct 11, 1914 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Nov
         07, 1950 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
...2 Fanny Dasie Landtroop b: Abt. 1887 in Alabama, USA
...2 Frances Landtroupe b: 1889 in Alabama, USA, d: 1930
     + David Payne b: 1887, m: Sep 22, 1912 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
...2 George Landtroop b: Feb 19, 1894 in Tennessee, USA
      + Virgie Hamsley b: May 20, 1906, m: Oct 01, 1922 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA,
          d. Jan 20, 1924
      + Verena Hamsley b: Oct 09, 1909, d: Jan 09, 1947 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
...2 Susie Landtroop
      + James R. Fowler b: Aug 22, 1878 in TN., Wayne Co., [Holly Creek Community],
         m: Jan 27, 1901 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
      + Newton
...2 William E.J. Bill Landtroop
      + Haughty Fowler

......3 Beulah Mai Landtroop
      + William EZELL m: 1933

......3 Audie Landtroop
......3 Willie E. Landtroop
......3 Rosa Landtroop
......3 Walter Landtroop
......3 Ruby Landtroop
......3 Ruth Landtroop
......3 Louise Landtroop
......3 Brownie Landtroop

Lawrence News: 4-21-1933 ----------------------------
     The identification of any other persons in this article would help us immensely. The absence of ages and in some cases first names has made definite identifications difficult. We can assume some possible identification but this might be misleading.
     The positive identification of any of those in the article could open the door to the identification of the remaining person. Any researchers who can shed any light on this article would be doing us a great service.

William Ezell is an unknown Ezell, the family of Kizzie Zore Comer Littrell.
IMAG0004[3][2]  GlennDL

Landtroop, Lantroop, Lantrip, Lathrop, and all spellings.
Ancestors of the descendants of Timmons Literal & Mary Catherine Urban through her mother.

Unknown URBAN:

Urban Jesse Franklin Obit     This Urban Family bears the same surname as Mary Catherine Urban Literal, wife of Timmons S. Literal, the father of John Daniel Littrell.

     In researching Mary Catherine's ancestors and their descendants we came across this family, which, by their surname, location and dates are probably related to Mary Catherine. Until that relationship/connection is made we list them as unknown relatives.  

     When they are connected we will show them in the Urban family line and change their surname from all caps to “Urban”.

......1 Jesse Franklin URBAN b: Aug 17, 1906, d: Feb 18, 1987 in AL., Lauderdale Co., Greenhill
+ Millie Coker
.........2 Jimmy URBAN
.........2 Robert URBAN
.........2 John URBAN
.........2 Earnest URBAN
.........2 James URBAN

If you can help connect this family
e-mail me or use the comment link.

IMAG0004   GlennDL


 

Urban, Urbana, Erbin, Irwin, and all spellings.
Ancestors of the descendants of Timmons Literal & Mary Catherine Urban through her father.

Unknown BELEW


William BELEW Family
......3 William Belew b: Jul 13, 1816 in South Carolina, USA, d: Sep 08, 1884
       + Sarah Gourd b: Oct 28, 1819 in Tennessee, USA, m: Feb 05, 1840 in
            Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Nov 09, 1905
.........4 Jonathan BELEW b: Abt. 1842 in Tennessee, USA, d: Aft. 1860
.........4 Susan A. BELEW b: Abt. 1843, d: Aft. 1860
.........4 Elizabeth BELEW b: Abt. 1847 in Tennessee, USA, d: Aft. 1860
.........4 Hosea BELEW b: Abt. 1850 in Tennessee, USA, d: Aft. 1860
.........4 Nelly E. BELEW b: Abt. 1854 in Tennessee, USA, d: Aft. 1860
.........4 James R. BELEW b: Abt. 1856 in Tennessee, USA, d: Aft. 1860
.........4 Mary M. BELEW b: 1859 in Tennessee, USA, d: Aft. 1860

Dennis BELEW Family
......3 Dennis BELEW b: Feb 20, 1830 in Tennessee, USA, d: Nov 11, 1898
       + Nancy S. Ezell b: Apr 21, 1832 in Tennessee, USA, m: 1862, d: Oct 29, 1904
.........4 Martha Elizabeth Belew b: Abt. 1864
       + John Richard White
............5 Lorene White
............5 Lurine White
.........4 Susan E. Belew b: Abt. 1865
.........4 Sarah T. Belew b: Abt. 1867
.........4 Louisa M. Belew b: Abt. 1867
.........4 Mile Cabel Belew b: Abt. 1868
       + Martha Prier b: Tennessee, USA
.........4 John H. "Bud" BELEW b: Dec 11, 1854 in Tennessee, USA, d: Jun 08, 1923
          + Synthia Elizabeth Ezell b: Feb 11, 1846, m: Dec 28, 1786 in Lawrence,
             Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 26, 1913
............5 William G. BELEW b: Sep 29, 1877 in Tennessee, USA, d: Jul 28, 1939
             + Hawtensie "Tensia" Smith b: Apr 23, 1876 in Tennessee, USA, m: Oct 22,
                  1898 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Feb 12, 1947
...............6 Thomas Carthel BELEW b: Abt. 1902 in Tennessee, USA
                + Clara Moore b: Feb 22, 1904, d: May 23, 1925
...............6 Edwin BELEW b: Abt. 1912 in Tennessee, USA
...............6 Alvin BELEW b: Abt. 1915 in Tennessee, USA
............5 Robert BELEW b: Abt. 1880
............5 Dennis A. BELEW b: Abt. 1880 in Tennessee, USA, d: 1942
             + Minnie Gordon b: Abt. 1882 in Tennessee, USA, m: Jan 10, 1904 in Lawrence,
                 Tennessee, USA, d: Bef. 1919 in Tennessee, USA
...............6 Allen D. BELEW b: Abt. 1908
...............6 Allison BELEW b: Aug 20, 1909, d: Apr 24, 1965
                + Beulah B. Garrett b: Oct 05, 1919, d: Oct 20, 1989 in Lawrenceburg,
                    Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA
..................7 Alton BELEW
                + Ludie Barnett b: 1899, m: Jan 12, 1919 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
............5 Evie BELEW b: Abt. 1887 in Tennessee, USA
             + Jep Brown b: Abt. 1882 in Alabama, USA
...............6 Myrtle Elizabeth Brown b: Jul 09, 1908 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee,
                   USA, d: 1997
                + Joe Vernon Littrell b: Jan 06, 1901 in Guntown, Ms., m: Oct 15, 1922
                    in St. Joseph, Tn., d: Oct 09, 1954
..................7 Dorothy Marie Littrell b: May 24, 1924 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
                   + Tressie Beecham
                   + Owen Proctor
..................7 Donald Chester Littrell b: Apr 21, 1928 in Deerfield, Tn., d: Aug 13, 1984
                   + Peggy Davis b: Feb 21, 1936 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA,
                      m: Jul 18, 1953 in Iuka, Tish Co., Ms.
.....................8 Gilbert Littrell
                      + Pat [Littrell]
........................9 Ashley Breanna Littrell b: Abt. 1986
..................7 Bobby Carter Littrell b: Feb 18, 1933 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
                   + Joy Barnett b: Sep 06, 1935, m: Jul 05, 1952 in Iuka, Tish Co., Ms., d: 2000
..................7 Billy Jasper Littrell b: Nov 09, 1936 in Leoma, Tn
                   + Bonnie Hammonds b: Sep 26, 1936, m: Center Starr, Al.
.....................8 Allison Tracy Littrell
                      + Terry Wayne Williams m: Nov 25, 1990 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA
.....................8 Vicki Littrell
                      + Burbank
........................9 Matthew Burbank
........................9 Leslie Bubank
..................7 Joe Kenneth Littrell b: May 11, 1941 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
..................7 Brenda Sharon Littrell
                   + Allen Gray m: 1974 in Florence, Al
...............6 Arthur Brown b: Abt. 1917 in Tennessee, USA
...............6 Marshall Brown b: 1919 in Tennessee, USA
.........4 Mary J. BELEW b: Abt. 1859 in Tennessee, USA
          + John Henry Ezell b: Abt. 1856 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, m: Oct 24,
              1878 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
............5 Martha Ezell b: Jan 12, 1881 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Mo.
             + Francis Marion Brown b: Jun 12, 1880 in AL., Winston Co., Culman,
                m: Jul 22, 1900, d: Mo.
...............6 Laura Estelle Brown b: Jul 04, 1901 in TN., Lawrence Co., Leoma Cem.,
                  d: Apr 07, 1988 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
                + K. G. Campbell m: 1946, d: Jul 02, 1960 in Tennessee, USA
                + Edward Jasper Littrell b: Dec 12, 1898, m: Feb 23, 1919 in Lawrence,
                    Tennessee, USA, d: 1941 in Missouri
..................7 Esther Francis Littrell b: Apr 04, 1922, d: May 06, 1999
                   + Ed Kellum
.....................8 James D. Kellum
                      + Linda M. Cornell
........................9 Bonnie Lee Kellum
                         + Benton
..................7 Edward L. Littrell b: Oct 31, 1931
.....................8 Gerald Edward Littrell b: Dec 08, 1953, d: Jun 21, 1994
..................7 Clara Littrell
                   + McLanahan
..................7 Evelyn Littrell
                   + Hoffman
..................7 E. J. Littrell
..................7 Dale Littrell
                   + Peggy
.....................8 Meleah R. Littrell
                      + Gregory K. Taylor m: Dec 22, 1990 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence
                           County, Tennessee, USA
                   + Regina
..................7 Alton Littrell
.....................8 Robert Alton Littrell
..................7 Gayle Littrell
..................7 George Child d: 1941 in Missouri
...............6 Lena Lou Edith Brown b: Nov 23, 1902, d: May 16, 1930
...............6 Henry Ambrose Brown b: Dec 29, 1904, d: 1936
...............6 Tennie Mae Brown b: Dec 20, 1906
                + Mashburn
...............6 Alice Magdalene Brown b: Aug 17, 1909
                 + Gieske
...............6 Frances Edmund Brown b: Dec 20, 1911, d: Dec 12, 1912
...............6 Marion Coleman Brown b: Oct 13, 1913
...............6 Martha Opal Brown b: May 01, 1916
                + Stanford
...............6 Vivian Brown b: Feb 28, 1919
                + Solomonson
............5 Donie Ezell b: Aug 10, 1886 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA,
                d: Oct 30, 1981 in Sikeston, Missouri, USA
             + James Carroll Littrell b: Feb 16, 1880 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee,
                 USA, m: Mar 03, 1909 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Feb 21, 1965
............5 Alan Ezell b: Abt. 1896 in Tennessee, USA
             + Maudie Sluntes b: Abt. 1902 in Tennessee, USA, m: Apr 15, 1917 in
                  Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
...............6 John Henry Ezell b: Abt. 1918 in Tennessee, USA
............5 Mamie Ezell b: Bet. 1898–1901 in Tennessee, USA
              + John Martin Tate b: Sep 01, 1892
...............6 Faith Ellen Tate b: Sep 06, 1939 in Campbell, Mo., d: Apr 17, 2007
                   in  Wappapello, MO.
                + Oliver James Littrell b: Dec 26, 1926 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee,
                    USA, m: Abt. 1958 in Hernando, De Soto, Mississippi, USA,
                    d: Jul 30, 1993 in Marston, New Madrid, Missouri, USA
............5 Frances Ezell
             + Newton Everett Smith b: Mar 30, 1890, m: Nov 26, 1911, d: 1971
.........4 Jessee BELEW b: Abt. 1867 in Tennessee, USA

Jesse L. BELEW Family
......3 Jessie L. BELEW b: Apr 21, 1857, d: Jun 06, 1912
.........4 William D. BELEW b: Oct 16, 1886 in Tennessee, USA, d: May 21, 1959
          + Ivy Shelton b: Mar 20, 1894 in Lexington, Alabama, USA, m: Mar 23, 1913
              in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA, d: Feb 12, 1969 in Missouri
............5 Leota BELEW b: Jan 03, 1914 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA,
                d: Jan 13, 1982 in IL., East Peoria
             + Ollie Delaney b: Dec 09, 1908, d: Jan 05, 1964
............5 Jaunine BELEW b: Jan 29, 1916 in Alabama, USA, d: Sep 10, 1985
             + D.C. Welborn b: Apr 09, 1920, d: May 17, 1991
............5 Corene BELEW b: Oct 19, 1919 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee, USA,
                d: Mar 15, 1943 in Missouri
             + Nobel James Littrell b: Jul 16, 1915 in Loretto, Lawrence, Tennessee,
                 USA, m: Aug 10, 1937 in Charleston, Missouri, USA, d: Aug 08,
                 1972 in Lorain, Ohio
............5 Florine BELEW b: Oct 19, 1919 in Tennessee, USA, d: Oct 28, 1938
............5 Jessica Mae BELEW b: Jul 19, 1922 in Tennessee, USA, d: Mississippi
             + Thomas Cantwell SR.
...............6 Carolyn Cantwell
...............6 Jerry Cantwell
...............6 Eldon Cantwell
...............6 Thomas Cantwell JR.
............5 Mary Jaunell BELEW b: Dec 18, 1924 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA,
                 d: Mar 30, 2005 in East Prairie, Mississippi, Missouri, USA
             + Johnnie Johnson
...............6 Earl Johnson
...............6 Randy Johnson
............5 Vala Jean BELEW b: 1935 in Missouri
............5 Bill Harold BELEW b: 1937 in Missouri

Jesse L. BELEW Family
......3 Jessie L BELEW b: Dec 20, 1889, d: Sep 18, 1949
       + Mattie Urban b: 1894, m: Feb 01, 1912 in Lawrence, Tennessee, USA
.........4 Son BELEW b: Feb 05, 1913, d: Feb 05, 1913
.........4 Ettie Mae BELEW b: 1916
.........4 ??? BELEW b: Abt. 1920

BELEW Family
......3 BELEW b: MS. [?]
       + Nancy Priscilla Jones b: Sep 02, 1860, d: Sep 09, 1941
.........4 Renia BELEW
.........4 Chestina BELEW
          + Smotherman

BELEW Family
......3 BELEW
       + Thelma Levone Curtis b: Jan 22, 1933
.........4 Patricia BELEW b: May 09, 1953
.........4 Debrah BELEW b: Mar 15, 1955

BELEW Person
......3 BELEW
.........4 Alton BELEW

BELEW Family
......3 Oscar BELEW
.........4 Clarence BELEW
          + Barnett
.........4 Elbert BELEW

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