Descendants of George Washington Tennison
Generation No. 1
1. GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON (JOHN1) was born September 22, 1803 in Davidson County, TN, and died October 3, 1883 in Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery). He married EMELIA (EMILY) (EMELIE) (EMILIE) (MILLY) WRIGHT August 25, 1825 in Rockport Spencer County, IN (Daniel Davis, Minister), daughter of DANIEL WRIGHT and NANCY YOUNGE. She was born January 27, 1808 in Tennessee ?, and died January 28, 1868 in Warrick County IN (Garrison Cemetery).
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON TENNISON:
Located in Skelton Township ( Warrick County) in 1834.
The picture I have is of George Washington Tennyson, born in 1803 in Davidson County, TN---my 3 great-grandfather.
Census records claim George, his mother and his father were all born in Tennessee.
Possible brothers of George were Thomas, Robert, John.
Possible sisters of George were Nancy, Elizabeth, Ellender, Margaret.
George bought: 40 acres in Skelton Township December 19, 1836
58 acres in Skelton Township December 19, 1836
116 acres in Skelton Township May 15, 1839
40 acres in Skelton Township April 13, 1849
The Tennison name was changed to Tennyson around 1850. However, Daniel Jackson Tennison did not change his name.
 
 
Notes for EMELIA (EMILY) (EMELIE) (EMILIE) (MILLY) WRIGHT:
Marriage license says "Milly Rite"
Through this person, we are eligible for the National Society of the Washington Family Descendents.
 
Children of GEORGE TENNISON and EMELIA WRIGHT are:
2. i. MARY ANN3 TENNISON, b. November 7, 1826, Tennyson Warrick County, IN; d. February 22, 1915, Tennyson, IN.
ii. SARAH ELLEN TENNISON, b. September 12, 1828, Tennyson Warrick County, IN; d. January 2, 1847, Warrick County, IN; m. ELIJAH S. SKELTON, February 19, 1846, Warrick County, Indiana.
iii. DANIEL JACKSON TENNISON, b. June 7, 1830, Tennyson Warrick County, IN; d. September 23, 1910, Waco, Texas; m. (1) CHARLOTTE BRAUN; m. (2) SARAH CAROLINE PHILLIPS, November 17, 1851; b. June 9, 1832; d. September 23, 1912.
3. iv. WILLIAM W. TENNISON, b. May 1833, Tennyson Warrick County, IN; d. February 2, 1914, Tennyson, IN.
v. HARRIET LOVINA TENNISON, b. April 28, 1837, Warrick County, IN; d. February 11, 1929, Durant, Bryan, OK; m. HENRY THOMAS HART, July 3, 1856, Tennyson, Warrick, Indiana.
Notes for HARRIET LOVINA TENNISON:
Twin of Nancy Jane Tennyson
LDS Source:
Harriett Lovina Tennison
Born 25 Apr 1838 Tennyson Warrick Indiana
Died 3 Nov 1929 Durant Bryan OK
Buried Durant Bryan OK
LDS death date was: November 3, 1929
Marriage Notes for HARRIET TENNISON and HENRY HART:
Marriage was performed by Henry Hart, M.G.
Year from Fonda Chapman was 1850
 
vi. NANCY JANE TENNISON, b. April 28, 1837, Tennyson Warrick County, IN; d. April 11, 1903, Warrick County, IN; m. ESQUIRE JOHNSON, October 20, 1852.
Notes for NANCY JANE TENNISON:
A twin of Harriet Lovina Tennyson
 
LDS Source:
Born 25 Apr 1838 Tennyson Warrick Indiana
Marriage Notes for NANCY TENNISON and ESQUIRE JOHNSON:
Marriage performed by John Stephenson, J. P.
 
4. vii. GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN TENNYSON, b. January 1840, Boonville, IN (Skeleton Township) (Warrick County); d. April 29, 1922, Tennyson, IN (Garrison Cemetery) (Buried May 1, 1922).
viii. HENRY H. TENNISON, b. December 5, 1843, Tennyson Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery); d. December 6, 1843.
5. ix. EMELIE E. TENNISON, b. June 1844, Tennyson Warrick County, IN.
6. x. ELIJAH M. TENNISON, b. December 28, 1848, Tennyson Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery) (Bible record for date); d. February 14, 1877, Tennyson, IN (Garrison Cemetery).
7. xi. JAMES FRANKLIN TENNISON, b. December 16, 1850; d. June 1938.
xii. MARTHA L. TENNISON, b. October 29, 1853, Tennyson Warrick County, IN; d. September 28, 1855, Tennyson, IN (Garrison Cemetery).
 
Generation No. 2
 
2. MARY ANN3 TENNISON (GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born November 7, 1826 in Tennyson Warrick County, IN, and died February 22, 1915 in Tennyson, IN. She married ELIJAH L. SKELTON June 1, 1848 in Warrick County, IN. He was born Abt. 1822 in Tennyson (Warrick), IN.
Notes for MARY ANN TENNISON:
Another birthdate listed was June 11, 1848 in Warrick County, IN.
Marriage Notes for MARY TENNISON and ELIJAH SKELTON:
Mary Ann and Elijah Skelton married by Joseph Pierce, Bapt. Clerk
 
Children of MARY TENNISON and ELIJAH SKELTON are:
8. i. WILLIAM4 SKELTON, b. April 23, 1856.
ii. GEORGE SKELTON, b. 1847.
iii. ZACHARIAH SKELTON, b. Abt. 1849.
iv. Z. T. SKELTON, b. March 30, 1849.
v. EMILY SKELTON, b. Abt. 1851.
vi. NANCY G. SKELTON, b. Abt. 1853.
vii. ELIZABETH G. SKELTON, b. Abt. 1854.
viii. MARY A. SKELTON, b. 1859.
ix. JAMES R. SKELTON, b. 1862.
x. MARY A. SKELTON, b. 1864.
 
3. WILLIAM W.3 TENNISON (GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born May 1833 in Tennyson Warrick County, IN, and died February 2, 1914 in Tennyson, IN. He married (1) MATILDA JOHNSON November 16, 1853. He married (2) IDA WALKER March 21, 1885.
Notes for WILLIAM W. TENNISON:
Died at 80 yrs - 9 mos. - 2 days
Another birthdate - April 1833
 
Marriage Notes for WILLIAM TENNISON and MATILDA JOHNSON:
Married by John Stephenson, J.P.
 
Children of WILLIAM TENNISON and MATILDA JOHNSON are:
i. VIVIAN4 TENNISON.
9. ii. LULABELLE TENNISON, b. March 2, 1883.
 
Children of WILLIAM TENNISON and IDA WALKER are:
iii. GEORGE4 TENNISON.
iv. TRAVIS TENNISON.
 
4. GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3 TENNYSON (GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born January 1840 in Boonville, IN (Skeleton Township) (Warrick County), and died April 29, 1922 in Tennyson, IN (Garrison Cemetery) (Buried May 1, 1922). He married REBECCA ANN HOOK February 16, 1862 in Warrick County, IN (Minister: Levi Voyles), daughter of MATHIAS HOOK and SARAH TABER. She was born June 1842 in Hawesville, KY. (Hancock County) (1841 per Fonda Chapman), and died January 6, 1915 in Tennyson, IN (Garrison Cemetery-73 yrs.) (Date may be Jan. 16th).
Notes for GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN TENNYSON:
 
IN MEMORY OF GEORGE M.V. TENNYSON
Died, April 29, 1922, at his home in Tennyson, after an illness of only six days duration. George M.V. Tennyson, one of our oldest citizens and the man who gave our town its name, at the advanced age of 82 years, surrounded by children and grandchildren, who did all that could be done to make his days happy. After the death of his wife, Rebecca Hook Tennyson, with whom he had walked the path of life for over fifty years he lived on at the old home where they had started housekeeping.
Their home was ever open to the homeless, and the care and devotion which the children, grandchildren, relatives and neighbors showed him in his declining years proved the esteem in which he was held.
Of the family of five children, three daughters survive him; Mrs. Minerva J. Rhodes of Boonville, Mrs. Emma Byers and Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson of Evansville; besides a brother James Tennyson of Boonville, and Mrs. Jonas Hinman of Boonville and Martin Hook of Newburgh, brother and sister of his wife, also 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the home May 1 by Rev. Pearson and the remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife and two little sons at Garrison Cemetery.
Even down to old age all his people shall prove
His matchless, eternal, unchangeable love,
And when hoary hair shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in His bosom be born.
Mrs. WH. Dryer
 
 
The town of Tennyson, Indiana was named for this man, George Martin Van Buren Tennyson, because when the railroad "came through" it ran over 280 acres of his land. The granddaughter of George and Rebecca, whose name is also Rebecca (Rebecca Simpson Brown) told Fonda Lawhead that she remembered her mother, Elizabeth, who was the first daughter of George and Rebecca Tennyson telling her she was a young girl at home when the railroad work was in progress and her mother cooked for some of the "hands" and they slept in the barn and wherever they could. some were foreigners. Fonda's mother, Elizabeth Rhodes Chapman, was a post-mistress at the Tennyson, Indiana post office for two years before her marriage to Ollie Chapman.
Notes for REBECCA ANN HOOK:
WELL KNOWN WOMAN
PASSES AWAY AT HER HOME IN INDIANA
 
Mrs. Rebecca Tennyson, wife of George Tennyson of Tennyson, Indiana died at her home of pneumonia on Jan. 6, 1915 aged 73 years. She was one of Warrick County's early settlers, and having passed her entire married life at the old home where she died, having passed their golden wedding February 16, 1914.
She was a member of the regular Baptist church for forty years, and a faithful devoted follower of her Master. Her home was ever open to the homeless, having raised seven orphan children besides her own family, to which she was a devoted mother.
The loss in her home cannot be estimated, and words are too weak to express our sympathy for the aged husband who has walked by her side for half a century and shared her joys and cares.
Their married life was blessed by five children--two boys and three girls. The little boys were called home in childhood. The three daughters, 27 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren are left to comfort the declining years of the father.
Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Lauman,--By her request her grandsons acted as pall-bearers. Two grandsons, W. H. Rhodes and J. F. Williams of the U.S. Navy were unable to attend.
We who cared for her can only bow to the Master's will knowing she has only gone to claim her crown "which God the righteous judge shall give to those who love his appearing.
Mrs. William Dryer.
INTERESTING NOTE:
George M.V. Tennyson, who was a brother to James Tennyson, married Rebecca and Minerva Hook, who were sisters, so their children would be called "double cousins".
 
Marriage Notes for GEORGE TENNYSON and REBECCA HOOK:
Married by Levi Voyles, Minister
Marriage date from Fonda Chapman was February 15, 1862.

Children of GEORGE TENNYSON and REBECCA HOOK are:
10. i. MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, b. September 17, 1863, Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery) Date from tombstone; d. August 31, 1949, Evansville, Indiana (Vanderburgh Cty) Buried in Garden of Memory, Gentryville,IN.
11. ii. MINERVA JANE TENNYSON, b. July 27, 1868, Tennyson, IN (Warrick County); d. May 8, 1930, Evansville, IN (Vanderburgh County) (Garrison Cemetery).
iii. JAMES F. TENNYSON, b. February 19, 1871, Warrick County, IN; d. March 29, 1871, Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery).
iv. WILLIAM H. TENNYSON, b. September 4, 1873, Warrick County, IN; d. July 2, 1878, Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery).
12. v. EMMA LUCINDA TENNYSON, b. September 25, 1865, Warrick County, IN; d. January 31, 1954, Evansville, IN (Garrison Cemetery, Tennyson, IN).
 
5. EMELIE E.3 TENNISON (GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born June 1844 in Tennyson Warrick County, IN. She married BENJAMIN ALLEN BYERS March 6, 1882. He was born May 1849, and died 1926.
 
Child of EMELIE TENNISON and BENJAMIN BYERS is:
i. CHARLES E.4 BYERS, b. March 1885.
Notes for CHARLES E. BYERS:
Opal Phillips said that Charles' death record gives his mother as ----- Tennyson. Apparently giver of information didn't know her surname.
 
 
 
6. ELIJAH M.3 TENNISON (GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born December 28, 1848 in Tennyson Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery) (Bible record for date), and died February 14, 1877 in Tennyson, IN (Garrison Cemetery). He married MARY ELIZABETH GRAY July 15, 1869.
 
Children of ELIJAH TENNISON and MARY GRAY are:
i. HARVEY4 TENNYSON.
ii. REBECCA A. TENNYSON, b. 1861; d. 1896.
iii. GEORGE T. TENNYSON, b. July 19, 1874; d. September 19, 1893.
 
7. JAMES FRANKLIN3 TENNISON (GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born December 16, 1850, and died June 1938. He married (1) MINERVA B. HOOK October 21, 1869 in Warrick County, daughter of MATHIAS HOOK and SARAH TABER. She was born June 7, 1851 in Hancock County, KY, and died September 8, 1913 in Boonville, IN (Maple Grove Cemetery). He married (2) BERTHA C. PARTRIDGE November 7, 1915. She was born 1875, and died 1943 in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Notes for JAMES FRANKLIN TENNISON:
James F. Tennison, farmer and native of the township where he now resides.
James F. still resides on the old home farm where he was raised. He was fairly well educated. Mr. Tennison turns his attention principally to stock-raising and farming, owning 223 acres of land adjoining the town of Tennison. He is an esteemed and worthy citizen, a Republican in politics and a member of I.O.O.F. (I am assuming this is a farming organization.)
 
*Taken from the HISTORY OF WARRICK COUNTY
There is also a "J. F. Tennyson Grocery, Third Street, Two Doors North Hardware Store" . This information is from: FOUR HISTORIES OF WARRICK COUNTY INDIANA 1868 1881 1909 1931 (page 44)
 
By Edwin Adams, Crescent City Job Printing Office, Evansville, Indiana, 1868.
LDS web site:
Marriage:
James F. Tenneson Minerva B. Hook 10-28-1896 Boonville Inquirer
Notes for MINERVA B. HOOK:
Minerva B. Tennyson buried in Maple Grove Cemetery 1852-1913
 
Marriage Notes for JAMES TENNISON and MINERVA HOOK:
Marriage date from another source was October 21, 1869.
Marriage performed by J. Stephenson, M.G.
Marriage date from Fonda Chapman was October 25, 1869.
 
Marriages listed in the Boonville Enquirer (taken from the Warrick County web page):
James F. Tenneson - Minerva B. Hook -- October 28, 1896
Notes for BERTHA C. PARTRIDGE:
Bertha C. Tennyson buried in Maple Grove Cemetery 1875-1943
 
Marriage Notes for JAMES TENNISON and BERTHA PARTRIDGE:
Marriage date from Fonda Chapman was November 9, 1915.
 
Children of JAMES TENNISON and MINERVA HOOK are:
i. MARY ELLA4 TENNISON, m. CHARLES LACER, November 25, 1894.
ii. MARTIN TENNYSON.
Notes for MARTIN TENNYSON:
Died in infancy.
 
 
iii. CHARLES B. TENNISON, m. PEARL PHILLIPS, August 14, 1898.
13. iv. EMMA M. TENNISON.
v. INFANT TENNISON.
Notes for INFANT TENNISON:
Died in infancy
 
14. vi. GEORGE WESLEY TENNISON, b. 1874; d. 1960.
15. vii. ROSETTA TENNISON, b. January 3, 1885; d. January 22, 1968.
 
Children of JAMES TENNISON and BERTHA PARTRIDGE are:
viii. GRACE4 TENNISON, b. June 28, 1917; m. MELLON.
ix. JAMES ARTHUR TENNISON, b. December 16, 1918; d. February 2, 1998, Louisville, Kentucky; m. MELVA SHELTON.
Notes for JAMES ARTHUR TENNISON:
Boonville, Indiana---
James A. Tennyson, 79, died Monday at Alliant Medical Center in Louisville, KY.
He was a retired sales manager for Fetter Brothers Home Improvement and a member of Shivley Baptist Chruch. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Melva (Shelton); a sister, Grace Mellen of Boonville; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be a 1 p.m. Thursday at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville, with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Louisville or to Shivley Baptist Church.

Generation No. 3
 
8. WILLIAM4 SKELTON (MARY ANN3 TENNISON, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born April 23, 1856. He married SOPHRONIA BILDERBACK December 25, 1881, daughter of JOHN BILDERBACK and POLLY CAMPBELL. She was born June 30, 1859.
Notes for WILLIAM SKELTON:
Our subject received a good common school education and remained on the farm assisting his father until of age after which he taught a number of terms in the district school of Warrick County.
Mr. Skelton turns his attention principally to farming and stock-raising, owning a good farm of 100 acres well improved. He and wife are independent in their religious views, belonging to no particular church, but have the respect and esteem of all who know them. Mr. Skelton is a Republican in politics.
 
Children of WILLIAM SKELTON and SOPHRONIA BILDERBACK are:
i. MARADA5 SKELTON, b. August 23, 1882.
ii. FLORA SKELTON, b. April 5, 1884.
 
9. LULABELLE4 TENNISON (WILLIAM W.3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born March 2, 1883. She married (1) WALTER SLOAN. She married (2) CLAUDE PADGETT May 19, 1901.
Notes for LULABELLE TENNISON:
Belle and Walter lived in Danville, IL. Visited Fonda (Chapman) Lawhead and her mother in 1939.
 
 
Children of LULABELLE TENNISON and WALTER SLOAN are:
i. NADINE5 SLOAN.
ii. GEORGE SLOAN.
 
10. MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON (GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born September 17, 1863 in Warrick County, IN (Garrison Cemetery) Date from tombstone, and died August 31, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana (Vanderburgh Cty) Buried in Garden of Memory, Gentryville,IN. She married ELIJAH SIMPSON January 17, 1881, son of JAMES SIMPSON and SARAH BYERS. He was born July 13, 1860 in Warrick County, IN (?July 31, 1960), and died May 7, 1934 in Gentryville, Spencer, IN - Garden of Memory (?May 2, 1934: Bible record).
Notes for MARY ELIZABETH TENNYSON:
From Fonda Chapman's records:
Birthdate was September 17, 1863
Deathdate was August 31, 1949 (Gentryville, Spencer Cty., Indiana--Garden of Memory is site of burial.)
*According to Marriage Records in Warrick County, Mary E. Simpson, daughter of George Tennyson and Rebecca Hook married April 21, 1882 to Elijah S. Simpson. Book H-24, page 1.
Second marriage for both! ??? Marriage license for January 17, 1881 never returned to courthouse.From Fonda Chapman's records:
Birthdate was September 17, 1863
Deathdate was August 31, 1949
Notes for ELIJAH SIMPSON:
Some of these records are from Esther (Simpson) Mackey, 28 N. Boeke Rd., Evansville, IN
 
Children of MARY TENNYSON and ELIJAH SIMPSON are:
16. i. CLAUDE GLEN5 SIMPSON, b. March 15, 1905, Warrick County, IN; d. April 13, 1977, Indianapolis, IN.
17. ii. CHARLES BRADY SIMPSON, b. December 12, 1881, Warrick County, IN (CHR); d. December 4, 1972, Warrick County, IN (CHR) (Garden of Memory, Gentryville,IN).
18. iii. REBECCA JANE SIMPSON, b. February 22, 1884, Warrick County, IN; d. May 28, 1968, Lompoc, CA.
19. iv. SADIE MAY SIMPSON, b. December 8, 1889, Warrick County, IN.
20. v. OMA ESTELLA SIMPSON, b. July 22, 1886, Warrick County, IN; d. October 9, 1971, Evansville, IN (Little Zion Cemetery in Warrick County).
vi. SIMPSON, b. December 6, 1888.
vii. SIMPSON, b. February 19, 1895.
viii. ETHEL LEVELLA SIMPSON, b. February 20, 1896, Warrick County, IN; d. May 18, 1917; m. JAMES, Probably Vanderburgh County.
Notes for ETHEL LEVELLA SIMPSON:
Another deathdate: May 8, 1923.
ix. JEANETTE "NETTIE" MARIE SIMPSON, b. January 5, 1899, Warrick County, IN; d. March 22, 1990; m. (1) FITCH, Probably Vanderburgh County; m. (2) /// FITCH.
21. x. IVA PEARL SIMPSON, b. June 6, 1902, Warrick County; d. October 23, 1959, Evansville, IN.
 
11. MINERVA JANE4 TENNYSON (GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 27, 1868 in Tennyson, IN (Warrick County), and died May 8, 1930 in Evansville, IN (Vanderburgh County) (Garrison Cemetery). She married TRUMAN WESLEY RHOADS September 25, 1887 in Boonville, IN (Warrick Country), son of BENJAMIN RHOADS and EMILY DANFORTH. He was born June 22, 1862, and died March 20, 1917 in Tennyson, IN (Warrick County) (Garrison Cemetery).
Notes for MINERVA JANE TENNYSON:
Cause of death: tuberculosis
Notes for TRUMAN WESLEY RHOADS:
Surname changed with chilren from Rhoads to Rhoades.
 
Children of MINERVA TENNYSON and TRUMAN RHOADS are:
22. i. WILLIAM HENRY5 RHOADS, b. September 16, 1888; d. July 20, 1976, Westminster, California.
ii. MYRTLE RHOADS, b. October 20, 1889; d. December 1, 1891, Tennyson, IN (Garrison Cemetery).
iii. ROSETTA RHOADS, b. October 1, 1891.
iv. ARCHIE LEE RHOADS, b. November 5, 1900, Tennyson, IN (Warrick County); d. November 15, 1985, Boonville, Warrick, Indiana (Maple Grove Cemetery); m. DOROTHY HOWARD; b. December 28, 1899, Dale, Spencer, Indiana (SSN); d. March 20, 1970, Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Warrick, Indiana.
23. v. EMMA ELIZABETH RHOADS, b. March 15, 1894, Tennyson, IN (Warrick County); d. May 22, 1981, Evansville, Indiana (Park Lawn Cemetery).
 
12. EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON (GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born September 25, 1865 in Warrick County, IN, and died January 31, 1954 in Evansville, IN (Garrison Cemetery, Tennyson, IN). She married (1) JOHN LEWIS WILLIAMS February 15, 1885 in Warrick County, IN (CHR), son of ABNER WILLIAMS and MARY LACER. He was born December 26, 1852, and died August 20, 1901 in Tennyson, IN (Warrick County). She married (2) JOHN CHESTER BYERS November 15, 1901 in Warrick County. He was born July 7, 1865, and died February 5, 1915.
Notes for EMMA LUCINDA TENNYSON:
Had twins which died. Names were Fred and Ned. They were born after Frank Williams.
Born in Boonville, IN (1894-1895) . Buried either at Garrison Cemetery or Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Lived at 413 S. Fares at time of death. She died Sunday, January 31, 1954 and was 88 years of age.
Minister: T. T. Alvey
Church: General Baptist
Cemetery: Garrison
Funeral Home: Meyer, Evansville, IN
Fred Byers - stepson
She had 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren
Notes for JOHN LEWIS WILLIAMS:
Buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Marker reads: "erected by J. F. Williams - his son - age 15 yrs.
Marker also says "Johnie" Williams (40 yrs. of age)
Uncle Charlie Williams and Aunt Lucy are also buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Boonville, IN.
Died at age 35 from Black Lung disease...He was a miner.
 
Notes for JOHN CHESTER BYERS:
Buried at Maple Grove Cemetery - Lot 1, plot 7
Other Byers buried at this cemetery:
Jacob U. 1869-1962
Mary E. 1876-1951
Jesse V. 1910-1970
Elzy no dates
 
Children of EMMA TENNYSON and JOHN WILLIAMS are:
24. i. ADA MAY5 WILLIAMS, b. December 29, 1885; d. August 25, 1965, Evansville, IN (Oak Hill Cemetery).
25. ii. GEORGE THOMAS WILLIAMS, b. February 4, 1887; d. June 2, 1964, Evansville, IN.
26. iii. CHARLES MONROE WILLIAMS, b. January 5, 1889; d. May 24, 1952, Tennyson, IN (Warrick County) (Garrison Cemetery).
27. iv. LAURA ALMA WILLIAMS, b. December 5, 1890, Boonville, Warrick, Indiana; d. September 28, 1975, Evansville, IN (Park Lawn Cemetery).
28. v. JAMES FRANK WILLIAMS, b. March 29, 1893; d. 1985, Michigan.
vi. FRED WILLIAMS, b. 1894.
vii. NED WILLIAMS, b. 1894.
viii. REBECCA ANN WILLIAMS, b. November 16, 1896; d. Princeton, IN; m. WILLIAM RICHARD MCMAHEL; b. May 14, 1886; d. February 9, 1964, Evansville, IN.
ix. LORRAINE WILLIAMS, b. July 7, 1899; d. December 20, 1973, Princeton, IN (Sunset Memorial Gardens); m. JERRY C. MASAK, April 16, 1921, Detroit, Michigan; b. December 13, 1894, Detroit, MI; d. March 28, 1987, Princeton, Indiana (Sunset Memorial Gardens).
 
Children of EMMA TENNYSON and JOHN BYERS are:
x. FRED5 BYERS.
29. xi. GERTRUDE BYERS, b. February 7, 1905, Warrick County, IN (CHR); d. May 4, 1990, Evansville, IN (Oak Hill Cemetery).
30. xii. LUTHER BYERS, b. December 7, 1906; d. November 14, 1997, Huntingburg, Indiana.
31. xiii. JEANETTE BYERS, b. July 20, 1909; d. 1986, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana (Park Lawn Cemetery).
 
13. EMMA M.4 TENNISON (JAMES FRANKLIN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) She married EUGENE SIMPSON February 12, 1902.
 
Child of EMMA TENNISON and EUGENE SIMPSON is:
i. EMMA JEAN5 SIMPSON.
 
14. GEORGE WESLEY4 TENNISON (JAMES FRANKLIN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born 1874, and died 1960. He married MAUDE JAMISON March 10, 1897.
 
Child of GEORGE TENNISON and MAUDE JAMISON is:
i. MARIE5 TENNISON, m. EARL SCHAFER.
Notes for MARIE TENNISON:
deceased as of 1994
 
Notes for EARL SCHAFER:
deceased as of 1994
 
 
15. ROSETTA4 TENNISON (JAMES FRANKLIN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2, JOHN1) was born January 3, 1885, and died January 22, 1968. She married ALBERT GEE.
Notes for ROSETTA TENNISON:
Rose used to say, "Fly, fly, don't light on me--I belong to Albert Gee."
 
Both Ruth and Robert Gee are deceased.
 
 
Children of ROSETTA TENNISON and ALBERT GEE are:
i. RUTH5 GEE.
ii. ROBERT GEE.
 
Generation No. 4
 
16. CLAUDE GLEN5 SIMPSON (MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born March 15, 1905 in Warrick County, IN, and died April 13, 1977 in Indianapolis, IN. He married JOSEPHINE WELCH.
Notes for CLAUDE GLEN SIMPSON:
Called Little Claudie by Aunt Lizzie.
 
Children of CLAUDE SIMPSON and JOSEPHINE WELCH are:
i. DANNIE6 SIMPSON.
ii. JERRY SIMPSON.
 
17. CHARLES BRADY5 SIMPSON (MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born December 12, 1881 in Warrick County, IN (CHR), and died December 4, 1972 in Warrick County, IN (CHR) (Garden of Memory, Gentryville,IN). He married (1) RADA WILSON. He married (2) MAGGIE ETHEL OSKINS January 5, 1913 in Spencer, IN. She was born February 9, 1889, and died June 2, 1957 in Buried in Garden of Memory, Gentryville, Spencer, IN.
Notes for CHARLES BRADY SIMPSON:
Charlie and Maggie are buried in Garden of Memory at Gentryville, IN
Charles' obituary says he was survived by wife Rada in 1972. Last name possibly Scott Or Rada Wilson? Possibly in Vanderburgh County.
Parents Elizabeth Gentry and Absalom Oskins.Charlie and Maggie are buried in Garden of Memory at Gentryville, IN
Charlie and Maggie are buried in Garden of Memory at Gentryville, IN
 
Children of CHARLES SIMPSON and MAGGIE OSKINS are:
32. i. ESTHER BEATRICE6 SIMPSON, b. July 2, 1913; d. September 1995, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana.
33. ii. RUTH ELIZABETH SIMPSON, b. October 14, 1914; d. 1993.
34. iii. RUBY MARY SIMPSON, b. July 28, 1916.
35. iv. EMMA NAOMI SIMPSON, b. December 19, 1924.
 
18. REBECCA JANE5 SIMPSON (MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born February 22, 1884 in Warrick County, IN, and died May 28, 1968 in Lompoc, CA. She married (1) JOSEPH BROWN. She married (2) JACOB POLK January 1, 1905 in Warrick County, IN (CHR), son of THOMAS POLK and \ HUNT.
Notes for REBECCA JANE SIMPSON:
Rebecca is buried in Lompoc, California
Winthrop and Georgia are both deceased. Buried in California.
 
Children of REBECCA SIMPSON and JACOB POLK are:
i. WINTHROP BURRELL6 POLK, b. December 17, 1905, Spencer County IN; d. May 20, 1955, San Francisco, CA.
36. ii. GEORGIA EVELYN POLK, b. January 22, 1914, Evansville, IN; d. January 1985, Lompoc, CA.
 
19. SADIE MAY5 SIMPSON (MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born December 8, 1889 in Warrick County, IN. She married HERBERT HOBBS September 26, 1908. He was born February 3, 1885.
Notes for SADIE MAY SIMPSON:
Sadie was listed as "Sadie Curtis of Grosse Point Woods, Michigan in brother's obituary in 1972.
 
Child of SADIE SIMPSON and HERBERT HOBBS is:
i. ALBERT6 HOBBS.
 
20. OMA ESTELLA5 SIMPSON (MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 22, 1886 in Warrick County, IN, and died October 9, 1971 in Evansville, IN (Little Zion Cemetery in Warrick County). She married GEORGE WESLEY HUNT April 24, 1904, son of MARION HUNT and ANNIE CONNER. He was born February 23, 1886, and died March 8, 1962 in Evansville, IN (Little Zion Cemetery in Warrick County)).
 
Children of OMA SIMPSON and GEORGE HUNT are:
37. i. THELMA MARCELLA6 HUNT, b. September 24, 1910; d. March 8, 1962.
ii. ARLIE WESLEY HUNT, b. May 11, 1905.
 
21. IVA PEARL5 SIMPSON (MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born June 6, 1902 in Warrick County, and died October 23, 1959 in Evansville, IN. She married (1) SCHNAKE. She married (2) REYNOLDS. She married (3) SCHNAKE.
 
Child of IVA SIMPSON and \ SCHNAKE is:
i. EVELYN FRANCES6 SCHNAKE.
 
Child of IVA SIMPSON and \ SCHNAKE is:
ii. FRANCES6 SCHNAKE.
 
22. WILLIAM HENRY5 RHOADS (MINERVA JANE4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born September 16, 1888, and died July 20, 1976 in Westminster, California. He married BYRDE WATSON 1916 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana. She was born March 17, 1894, and died in Westminster, California.
 
Children of WILLIAM RHOADS and BYRDE WATSON are:
i. GERALDINE6 RHOADS, b. August 17, 1916.
ii. VIRGINIA LEE RHOADS, b. September 17, 1919; m. DAVID MCKINZIE.
Notes for VIRGINIA LEE RHOADS:
September 1995 address was 414 S. Crystal, Santa Anna, California 92703
 
23. EMMA ELIZABETH5 RHOADS (MINERVA JANE4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born March 15, 1894 in Tennyson, IN (Warrick County), and died May 22, 1981 in Evansville, Indiana (Park Lawn Cemetery). She married OLLIE CHAPMAN June 29, 1914 in Boonville, IN (Warrick County), son of JOHN CHAPMAN and CHARLOTTE WIGGINS. He was born January 13, 1895 in Folsomville, IN (Warrick County), and died May 22, 1945 in Evansville, IN (Park Lawn Cemetery).
Notes for EMMA ELIZABETH RHOADS:
Along with her brothers...they changed the spelling of the surname to Rhodes. this is from notes of Fonda Chapman Lawhead - February 1998.
 
Children of EMMA RHOADS and OLLIE CHAPMAN are:
38. i. RALPH MERRILL6 CHAPMAN, b. December 16, 1925, Boonville, IN (Warrick County).
39. ii. FONDA DELORIS CHAPMAN, b. March 31, 1915, Cincinnati, OH (Hamilton County).
40. iii. HUBERT G. CHAPMAN, b. July 4, 1919, Boonville, IN (Warrick County); d. June 18, 1978, Providence, KY (Webster County) (Park Lawn Cemetery).
 
24. ADA MAY5 WILLIAMS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born December 29, 1885, and died August 25, 1965 in Evansville, IN (Oak Hill Cemetery). She married (1) JAMES L. WIRE March 25, 1909 in Vanderburgh County. He was born September 22, 1880, and died August 29, 1952 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana (Oak Hill Cemetery). She married (2) JAMES L. WIRE March 25, 1909.
Notes for ADA MAY WILLIAMS:
Obituary:
Mrs. Ada Mae Wire, 79, of 1302 E. Indiana St., died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at Baptist Hospital.
She was a member of Tennyson (Ind.) Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Homer Stansberry of Evansville; three sons, James C., of Evansville, Edward, of Independence, Mo., and Howard, of Covington, Ky.; two brothers, J. F. Williams of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Luther Byers of Holland, Ind.; a stepbrother, Fred Byers of Indianapolis; five sisters, Mrs. Alma Young of Indianapolis, Mrs. Anna McMahel of Princeton, Ind., Mrs. Jerry Masak, Mrs. Roy Tuley and Mrs. Jeanette Schneider, all of Evansville; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ziemer Funeral Home.
 
Children of ADA WILLIAMS and JAMES WIRE are:
i. CLEO VIRGINIA6 WIRE, b. Abt. 1910, Mt. Carmel, Illinois ?; d. April 9, 1982, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana (Park Lawn Cemetery); m. HOMER STANSBERRY; b. August 19, 1902; d. March 10, 1981, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana (Park Lawn Cemetery).
Notes for CLEO VIRGINIA WIRE:
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with S, Date of Import: Jun 13, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.75001.55]
Individual: Stansberry, Homer
Birth date: Aug 19, 1902
Death date: Mar 1981
Social Security #: 308-34-6550
Last residence: IN 47715
State of issue: IN
Zip of last payment: 47715
 
Notes for HOMER STANSBERRY:
Survived by Coralee McCabe (Holland, Illinois) and Thelma Stansberry.
41. ii. JAMES CARL WIRE, b. July 6, 1911, Mt. Carmel, Illinois ? (1920 Census); d. May 1980, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana.
42. iii. HOWARD C. WIRE, b. April 1, 1913; d. August 30, 1993, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana.
43. iv. RUSSELL WIRE, b. Abt. 1918, Illinois 1920 Census Record; d. August 5, 1989, Independence, Missouri.
v. HERMAN KELLEY WIRE.
Notes for HERMAN KELLEY WIRE:
Obituary:
Herman Kelley, the infant son of Mr. & Mrs. James Wires, of 51 ___west Fourth Stree, died this morning at 3:00 o'clock of pneumonis. He was aged one month and 29 days, and is survived by his father and mother, two brothers and one sister. The funeral will be held from the family residence friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. Burial will be in the Sand Hill cemetery.
 
25. GEORGE THOMAS5 WILLIAMS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born February 4, 1887, and died June 2, 1964 in Evansville, IN. He married MYRTLE ERWIN December 9 in Murphysboro, TN, daughter of WILLIAM ERWIN. She was born November 16, 1890, and died December 23, 1981 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana (Sunset Memorial Gardens).
Notes for GEORGE THOMAS WILLIAMS:
Was in the Army during World War I
Was in the Army during World War I
Bible Record and 1900 census say birthdate is February 4, 1887.
Newspaper clipping which is very worn:
Sergt. G. T. Williams, who has been making frequent trips to Murphysboro, was married Tuesday of last week to Miss Myrtle Erwin, of that city, and will probably discontinue his weekly trips there.
Announcement of the engagement of Miss Erwin was made in Murphysboro about two weeks ago, and was followed by their wedding at the Baptist parsonage in that city Tuesday, Dec. 9th.
The wedding was performed at the noon hour by Rev. Abbotts in the presence of a few friends _____and Mrs. Fred Thompson, of Murphysboro, sister and brother=in=law of the bride.
The bride is the daughter of William Erwin, a well known _______ Cannel Hill, Ill., and she is working at Roth's Department store in Murphysboro. At the wedding she wore a traveling suit, as they departed almost immediately for St. Louis.
The groom is the recruiting officer in the United States army and has been stationed in this city for the past six months. After a brief honeymoon trip to St. Louis and other places they arrived here Saturday night and are now at home at 103 North Jackson street. We wish to join their many friends in congratulations.
*Murphysboro (Jackson County), Illinois
Obituary:
George T. Williams, a retired city bus driver, died at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday at Deaconess Hospital after being in the hospital for three weeks. He was 77.
He was a native of Tennyson, Ind., and lived at 741 Herndon Drive.
Williams was a bus driver for 30 years before his retirement 11 years ago. A World War I veteran, he was a member of Funkhouser American Legion Post and St. James Evangelical and United Brethren Church.
Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; a daughter, Mrs. Denzil Reed of Evansville; a son, Robert E. of Chandler, Ind.; a brother, Frank Williams of Kalamazoo, Mich., four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Masak of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Ann McMahel of Princeton, Ind., Mrs. Alma Young, and Mrs. Ada Wire, both of Evansville; a half brother, Luther Byers of Holland, Ind., two half sisters, Mrs. Roy Tuley and Mrs. Oscar Schneider, both of Evansville, and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at Meyer Funeral Home, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday.
The Rev. Charles P. Reinhart will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
 
Children of GEORGE WILLIAMS and MYRTLE ERWIN are:
44. i. DOROTHY ELAINE6 WILLIAMS, b. October 26, 1920, Evansville, Indiana; d. March 3, 1996, Evansville, Indiana.
45. ii. ROBERT E. WILLIAMS.
 
26. CHARLES MONROE5 WILLIAMS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born January 5, 1889, and died May 24, 1952 in Tennyson, IN (Warrick County) (Garrison Cemetery). He married MARIE SPRADLEY May 25, 1920. She was born February 4, 1901, and died May 24, 1958 in Tennyson, IN (Warrick County) (Garrison Cemetery).
Notes for CHARLES MONROE WILLIAMS:
Was in the Army during World War I
Was in the Army during World War I
Plaque at Garrison Cemetery, Tennyson, Indiana reads:
Charles M. Williams
Indiana
Pvt. 139 Field Arty 38 Div.
World War I
January 5, 1889 May 24, 1952Was in the Army during World War I
 
Children of CHARLES WILLIAMS and MARIE SPRADLEY are:
46. i. JAMES F.6 WILLIAMS, b. February 27, Tennyson, IN.
ii. CHARLES MONROE WILLIAMS, JR., b. July 14, 1924, Tennyson (Warrick), IN; d. March 17, 1997, Evansville (Vanderburgh), IN; m. ANITA WILLIAMS, October 5, 1960.
Notes for CHARLES MONROE WILLIAMS, JR.:
"Junior" lived in Santa Claus, IN. Died at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
Was 72 years old.
Church: Chrisney Baptist
Cemetery: Sunset Memorial Park in Evansville, IN
Funeral Home: Koehler
Owned and operated Phillips 66 station for 30 years in Tennyson, IN
47. iii. RAMONA WILLIAMS, b. April 5, 1930, Tennyson, IN.
48. iv. MARY LOU WILLIAMS, b. July 15, 1933, Tennyson, IN.
49. v. ANITA JEANNINE WILLIAMS, b. June 7, 1936, Tennyson, IN.
 
27. LAURA ALMA5 WILLIAMS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born December 5, 1890 in Boonville, Warrick, Indiana, and died September 28, 1975 in Evansville, IN (Park Lawn Cemetery). She married (1) HARRY VERNON BEALL Abt. 1914 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, son of CHARLES BEALL and CORA PENNISTON. He was born May 27, 1893 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana, and died November 20, 1939 in St. Louis, MO (Jefferson Barracks Hospital. She married (2) SAMUEL ARDELL YOUNG 1925 in Sesser, IL, son of WILLIAM YOUNG and ANNA LONG. He was born January 5, 1898 in Tamaroa, Perry, Illinois, and died July 2, 1933.
Notes for LAURA ALMA WILLIAMS:
Obituary:
Mrs. Laura Alma Young, 84, of 1624 E. Michigan St., died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday at Welborn Hospital.
Mrs. Young was a member of Garvinwood General Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bell of Evansville, two brothers, Frank Williams of Mishawaka, Ind., and Luther Byers of Holland, Ind., three sisters, Mrs. Ann McMahel of Princeton, Ind., and Mrs. Roy Tuley and Mrs. Landon Hearin, both of Evansville; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at Kriekhaus-Sansom Funeral Home.
(September 28, 1975)
Notes for HARRY VERNON BEALL:
Died at age 45 in Jefferson Memorial Barracks Army Hospital in St. Louis, MO
Mother was 24 before she saw him - I was 4 yrs. old.
Mom made 3 round trips to St. Louis in 11 days to see her dad.
Was a machinist on the railroad, and as an apprentice made .10 per hour.
Honeymoon in Hammond, IN
Death Certificate information:
Died at age 45 in Jefferson Memorial Barracks Army Hospital in St. Louis, MO
Mother was 24 before she saw him - I was 4 yrs. old.
Mom made 3 round trips to St. Louis in 11 days to see her dad.
Was a machinist on the railroad, and as an apprentice made .10 per hour.
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Information on death certificate:
Name of Hospital: Veterans Administration Facility
Length of stay: Admitted October 14, 1939
Veteran of World War I
Usual residence of deceased: 1712 Mississippi, Saint Louis, Missouri
Immediate cause of death: Hypertensive heart disease with cardiac enlargement and myocardial insufficiency.
Other conditions: Nephritis, chronic, with edema and nitrogen retention.Died at age 45 in Jefferson Memorial Barracks Army Hospital in St. Louis, MO
__________________________________________________________________
*March 1, 1999 - Went to Health Records at the City Building to get a birth certificate and he was NOT listed in the records.
 
Notes for SAMUEL ARDELL YOUNG:
Died at 4:50 at Walker Hospital ( Is this Welborn?) Was 35 yrs. old.
Latter Day Saints file has birthdate in 1896 in Tamaroa,Perry, Illinois.
Name is listed as "Ordille" Young.
*September 16, 1999: Ardell's Bible is with the genealogy information.
 
Child of LAURA WILLIAMS and HARRY BEALL is:
50. i. RUTH IMOGENE6 BEALL, b. February 15, 1915, Mt. Carmel, ILL (Wabash County); d. February 12, 1980, Evansville, IN (St. Mary's Hospital) (Park Lawn Cemetery).
 
Child of LAURA WILLIAMS and SAMUEL YOUNG is:
51. ii. WILMA FAYE6 YOUNG, b. June 9, 1924, Buckner, Illinois (Franklin County); d. February 15, 1973, Indianapolis, IN.
 
28. JAMES FRANK5 WILLIAMS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born March 29, 1893, and died 1985 in Michigan. He married (1) EDELL CAMPBELL. He married (2) NETTIE SMITH, daughter of ALBERT C. SMITH.
Notes for JAMES FRANK WILLIAMS:
Was in the Navy during World War I and World War II
 
Child of JAMES WILLIAMS and EDELL CAMPBELL is:
i. MERRILL JAMES6 WILLIAMS.
Notes for MERRILL JAMES WILLIAMS:
Died in infancy.

Children of JAMES WILLIAMS and NETTIE SMITH are:
ii. BETTE JEAN6 WILLIAMS.
iii. JAMES FRANKLIN JR. WILLIAMS.
Notes for JAMES FRANKLIN JR. WILLIAMS:
Obituary:
James Franklin Williams, Jr., two-months-old son of Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Williams, 512 Kerth Avenue, who died Thursday night, will be buried in Park Lawn cemetery this afternoon following funeral services at 2 o'clock at the Pentecostal Mission church.
In addition to his parents, the child is survived by a sister, Betty Jane (Jean); grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Albert C. Smith and Mrs. Ella (Emma) Byers.
*Parentheses indicate correct spelling of names.
 
29. GERTRUDE5 BYERS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born February 7, 1905 in Warrick County, IN (CHR), and died May 4, 1990 in Evansville, IN (Oak Hill Cemetery). She married WILLIAM ROY TULEY April 5, 1923 in Evansville, IN, son of WILLIAM TULEY and ABIGAIL ELLIS. He was born September 3, 1900 in Indiana, and died May 22, 1976 in Evansville, IN (Oak Hill Cemetery).
Notes for WILLIAM ROY TULEY:
To spite his father, William Roy Tuley, Jr. reversed his name to Roy William Tuley.
*8-6-94 Roy (son) told me this at the family reunion today at Burdette Park, Shelter House #18.
Served in World War I and spent 19 years with the U.S. Post Office.To spite his father, William Roy Tuley, Jr. reversed his name to Roy William Tuley.
*8-6-94 Roy (son) told me this at the family reunion today at Burdette Park, Shelter House #18.
To spite his father, William Roy Tuley, Jr. reversed his name to Roy William Tuley.
*8-6-94 Roy (son) told me this at the family reunion today at Burdette Park, Shelter House #18.
 
Children of GERTRUDE BYERS and WILLIAM TULEY are:
52. i. WILLIAM ROY6 TULEY, JR., b. September 18, 1924, Evansville, Indiana.
53. ii. JACK LEE TULEY, b. December 1, 1926, Evansville, Indiana; d. November 20, 1989, Indianapolis, IN (Sunset Memorial Gardens).
54. iii. JERRY RAY TULEY, b. November 16, 1928, Evansville, Indiana; d. January 10, 1997, Evansville, Indiana.
55. iv. JEANNE ELIZABETH TULEY, b. October 26, 1930, Evansville, Indiana.
56. v. LARRY RICHARD TULEY, b. August 17, 1932, Evansville, Indiana.
57. vi. CAROLYN SUE TULEY, b. July 4, 1938, Evansville, Indiana.
58. vii. JUDITH DIANNE TULEY, b. April 17, 1940, Evansville, Indiana.
 
30. LUTHER5 BYERS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born December 7, 1906, and died November 14, 1997 in Huntingburg, Indiana. He married VERGA WOODS. She died 1966.
Notes for LUTHER BYERS:
Obituary:
Luther Byers, Sr., 89, died Friday night at home.
He was a farmer, a World War I Navy veteran and a member of the Huntingburg Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.
Surviving are a daughter, Delores Byers of Huntingburg; a son, Luke of Huntingburg; and his companion, Lauretta Ingram of Holland.
His wife, Verga, died in 1966.
Private services were Sunday at Nass & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery, where the Huntingburg Veterans Memorial Detail conducted military rites.
 
Children of LUTHER BYERS and VERGA WOODS are:
i. LUTHER6 BYERS, JR., b. Huntingburg, IN.
ii. DELORES JEAN BYERS, d. December 21, 1998.
Notes for DELORES JEAN BYERS:
Died Monday, December 21, 1998 at St. Joseph Hospital. Cause: Heart failure.
She was 67 years old.
Cemetery: Fairmont
Funeral Home: Nass Son
Occupation: telephone operator and held various other jobs
 
31. JEANETTE5 BYERS (EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 20, 1909, and died 1986 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana (Park Lawn Cemetery). She married (1) RONIE RITZERT. He was born July 2, 1903, and died November 1976. She married (2) GENE THORNTON. She married (3) LANDON HEARIN. He was born 1901, and died November 9, 1993 in Evansville (Vanderburgh), IN.
Notes for LANDON HEARIN:
From Browning Home Obituary files...
Lived at 5233 Carriage Drive, Evansville, IN
Died at St. Mary's Medical Center
Age: 92
Minister: John Sumner
Buried at Park Lawn Cemetery, Evansville, IN
Funeral Home: Boone East, Evansville, IN
Occupation: Vanderburgh County Home Maintenance Dept. - retired
Retired farmer and Member of Pride Baptist Church, Pride, KY
Stepson: Richard Ritzert, Boonville, IN
 
Child of JEANETTE BYERS and RONIE RITZERT is:
i. RICHARD LEE6 RITZERT, m. VERONICA HELFERT, March 13, 1948, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana.
Notes for RICHARD LEE RITZERT:
March 8, 1998
From the Sunday Courier & Press - Anniversaries
Richard and Veronica Ritzert of Boonville, Ind., plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a reception at 6 p.m. at the FOP in Boonville. Friends are invited.
The couple prefer no gifts.
Ritzert and the former Veronica Helfert were married March 13, 1948, in Evansville.
Ritzert worked in construction and is a farmer. Mrs. Ritzert worked at General Electric and helps on the farm.
 
Generation No. 5
 
32. ESTHER BEATRICE6 SIMPSON (CHARLES BRADY5, MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 2, 1913, and died September 1995 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana. She married WALTER MACKEY. He was born December 2, 1911, and died August 27, 1982 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana (Sunset Memorial Gardens).
Notes for ESTHER BEATRICE SIMPSON:
Birthdate from Fonda Chapman was July 2, 1914.
 
Child of ESTHER SIMPSON and WALTER MACKEY is:
i. DONNA RAE7 MACKEY, b. June 12, 1944.
 
33. RUTH ELIZABETH6 SIMPSON (CHARLES BRADY5, MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born October 14, 1914, and died 1993. She married (1) HARRY RUBIN. He died in Lived in Evansville, IN in 1972. She married (2) MASTON WRIGHT. She married (3) /// GORMAN. She married (4) RUBIN.
 
Child of RUTH SIMPSON and MASTON WRIGHT is:
59. i. MARY JACQUELINE7 WRIGHT, b. October 28, 1938.
 
34. RUBY MARY6 SIMPSON (CHARLES BRADY5, MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 28, 1916. She married (1) ARVILLE WILBUR GARMAN June 1, 1932. He was born June 29, 1912. She married (2) PAUL W. VISKOC February 28, 1954.
Notes for RUBY MARY SIMPSON:
Paul and Ruby Mae lived in Evansville in 1972. Moved to California in 1981.
 
Children of RUBY SIMPSON and ARVILLE GARMAN are:
60. i. BETTY LAVONNE7 GARMAN, b. December 15, 1932.
61. ii. DAVID WILBUR GARMAN, b. January 1, 1941.
 
35. EMMA NAOMI6 SIMPSON (CHARLES BRADY5, MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born December 19, 1924. She married ROBERT LICHLYTER December 24, 1942.
Notes for EMMA NAOMI SIMPSON:
Naomi and Robert lived in Phoenix, Arizona in 1981.
 
Children of EMMA SIMPSON and ROBERT LICHLYTER are:
i. DIANE SUE7 LICHLYTER.
ii. DALE LICHLYTER.
iii. JACK LEE LICHLYTER, b. July 14.
iv. SHERRI DEAN LICHLYTER, b. December 15.
v. VICKI JO LICHLYTER, b. November 1944; m. WILLIAM MAKELA.
 
36. GEORGIA EVELYN6 POLK (REBECCA JANE5 SIMPSON, MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born January 22, 1914 in Evansville, IN, and died January 1985 in Lompoc, CA. She married (1) HOOPER ALLEN. She married (2) BILL DUTY in Vanderburgh County. She married (3) HARP in California ?.
 
Child of GEORGIA POLK and HOOPER ALLEN is:
i. BARBARA DARLENE7 ALLEN, d. Abt. 1992, Lompoc, CA; m. COOPERIDER.
 
37. THELMA MARCELLA6 HUNT (OMA ESTELLA5 SIMPSON, MARY ELIZABETH4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born September 24, 1910, and died March 8, 1962. She married (1) DAVIS. She married (2) DENTON WALTER in Possibly Vanderburgh County.
Notes for THELMA MARCELLA HUNT:
Thelma is buried at Little Zion Cemetery near Tennyson, IN.
Fonda Chapman said she died February 13, 1980.
Thelma was survived by son, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Thelma is buried at Little Zion Cemetery near Tennyson, IN.
Fonda Chapman said she died February 13, 1980.
 
Children of THELMA HUNT and \ DAVIS are:
i. HARVEY LEON7 DAVIS.
Notes for HARVEY LEON DAVIS:
Leon lived in Hialeah, Florida in 1980 when his mother died.
ii. LEON DAVIS.
 
38. RALPH MERRILL6 CHAPMAN (EMMA ELIZABETH5 RHOADS, MINERVA JANE4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born December 16, 1925 in Boonville, IN (Warrick County). He married JOANNE CONYERS October 4, 1952 in Evansville, IN.
 
Child of RALPH CHAPMAN and JOANNE CONYERS is:
i. PAMELA DIANE7 CHAPMAN, b. July 17, 1954, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana.
 
39. FONDA DELORIS6 CHAPMAN (EMMA ELIZABETH5 RHOADS, MINERVA JANE4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born March 31, 1915 in Cincinnati, OH (Hamilton County). She married JOSEPH RALSTON LAWHEAD June 4, 1938 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana, son of CHARLES LAWHEAD and CATHERINE NORRIS. He was born May 30, 1908 in Loogootee, IN (Martin County), and died March 15, 1988 in Evansville, IN (St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery).
 
Children of FONDA CHAPMAN and JOSEPH LAWHEAD are:
62. i. DONNA JEANNE7 LAWHEAD, b. November 8, 1939.
63. ii. JOSEPH RALSTON LAWHEAD, JR., b. January 22, 1943, Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana.
 
40. HUBERT G.6 CHAPMAN (EMMA ELIZABETH5 RHOADS, MINERVA JANE4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 4, 1919 in Boonville, IN (Warrick County), and died June 18, 1978 in Providence, KY (Webster County) (Park Lawn Cemetery). He married (1) LOUIS VIVIAN HUNT December 3, 1943 in Evansville, IN. She was born January 3, 1926 in Marion, Crittendon, Kentucky. He married (2) VIVIAN HUNT December 3, 1943 in Evansville, IN.
Notes for LOUIS VIVIAN HUNT:
"Louis Vivian" is correct spelling. First name was not spelled with an "e" at the end.
 
Child of HUBERT CHAPMAN and VIVIAN HUNT is:
i. TERRY WAYNE7 CHAPMAN, b. December 23, 1947; m. BETH.
 
41. JAMES CARL6 WIRE (ADA MAY5 WILLIAMS, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 6, 1911 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois ? (1920 Census), and died May 1980 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana. He married ADA A. STANLEY. She was born 1913, and died March 7, 1999 in Evansville (Vanderburgh), IN.
Notes for ADA A. STANLEY:
Obituary from March 9, 1999 ...
Ada A. Wire, 76, of Evansville, died of cancer Sunday evening at the Centre for Geriatric Nursing & Rehabilitation.
She was a past member of Evansville General Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Virginia Below of Evansville, Carlene Hayward of Simi Valley, Calif., and Dorothy Turpen of Mount Vernon, Ind.; Two sons, James C. Jr. of Missouri and richard K. of Marina, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Smiley of Evansville; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, James C. Sr., died in 1980.
Services will be at @ p.m. today at Alexander Funeral Home West Chapel, the Rev. David Schulz officiating, with entombment in Oak Hill Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice.
 
Children of JAMES WIRE and ADA STANLEY are:
i. VIRGINIA LEE7 WIRE, m. // BELOW.
ii. CARLENE WIRE, m. // HAYWARD.
iii. DOROTHY WIRE, m. // TURPEN.
iv. JAMES C. WIRE, JR..
v. RICHARD K. WIRE.
 
42. HOWARD C.6 WIRE (ADA MAY5 WILLIAMS, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born April 1, 1913, and died August 30, 1993 in Evansville, (Vanderburgh), Indiana. He married FLORENCE I. ZANELY. She was born 1914, and died July 1987.
Notes for HOWARD C. WIRE:
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with W, Date of Import: Jun 13, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.104235.151]
Individual: Wire, Howard
Birth date: Apr 1, 1913
Death date: Aug 30, 1993
Social Security #: 313-05-4092
Last residence: 47711
State of issue: IN
Obituary:
Howard C. Wire, 80, of Evansville, died Monday at Deaconess Hospital.
He retired after 39 years at Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Evansville, Cincinnati and Covington, Ky.
He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, where he was a minister for Communion for the Sick.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel of Cary, Ill., and Paul of Ludlow, Ky; and three grandchildren, Daniel II, Patrick and Julie.
His wife, Florence, died in 1987.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home North Chapel, continuing at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, the pastoral team officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Notes for FLORENCE I. ZANELY:
Obituary:
Mrs. Florence I. Wire, 73, of 500 Senate Ave., died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Deaconess Hospital.
She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
Surviving are her husband, Howard C., two sons, Paul of Covington, Ky., and Daniel of Chicago; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services are pending at Alexander Funeral Home-North Chapel, where a memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
 
Children of HOWARD WIRE and FLORENCE ZANELY are:
i. DANIEL7 WIRE.
ii. PAUL WIRE.
 
43. RUSSELL6 WIRE (ADA MAY5 WILLIAMS, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1918 in Illinois 1920 Census Record, and died August 5, 1989 in Independence, Missouri. He married (1) GOLDIE ALLEN. He married (2) MARY HALL.
Notes for RUSSELL WIRE:
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with W, Date of Import: Jun 13, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.104236.99]
Individual: Wire, Russell
Birth date: Mar 14, 1911
Death date: Nov 1972
Social Security #: 531-24-1910
State of issue: WA
 
Child of RUSSELL WIRE and GOLDIE ALLEN is:
64. i. RONALD7 WIRE.
 
Children of RUSSELL WIRE and MARY HALL are:
ii. JIMMY7 WIRE.
iii. JEAN WIRE.
 
44. DOROTHY ELAINE6 WILLIAMS (GEORGE THOMAS5, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born October 26, 1920 in Evansville, Indiana, and died March 3, 1996 in Evansville, Indiana. She married DENZIL REED 1942 in Evansville, Indiana. He was born Abt. 1920.
Notes for DOROTHY ELAINE WILLIAMS:
Died at Brentwood Nursing and Rehab Center. Worked 10 years at Hillcrest Children's Home, and also as an office worker for Burch Flowers. A member of Methodist Temple and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7 Auxiliary.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday (March 6, 1996) at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. John Hopkins officiating, with burial in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Temple.
Notes for DENZIL REED:
Retired in 1983. Lives at 2068 John Street, Evansville, IN 47714.
 
Children of DOROTHY WILLIAMS and DENZIL REED are:
65. i. C. DENISE7 REED.
ii. DENNIS S. REED.
 
45. ROBERT E.6 WILLIAMS (GEORGE THOMAS5, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) He married (1) DORA WILLIAMS. He married (2) DORA PETTY May 30, 1946 in Garvinwood Baptist Church/Evansville, IN.
Notes for ROBERT E. WILLIAMS:
June 28, 1996
Children:
Nancy Held lives in Santa Claus, IN.
Thomas lives in Linton, IN.
Jack lives in Lamar, IN.
Laurie Chase and Julie Williams live in Newburgh, IN.
The couple has 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Bob retired from SIGECO's electricial department in 1986.
 
Children of ROBERT WILLIAMS and DORA PETTY are:
i. NANCY HELD7 WILLIAMS.
ii. THOMAS WILLIAMS.
iii. JACK WILLIAMS.
iv. LAURIE CHASE WILLIAMS.
v. JULIE WILLIAMS.
 
46. JAMES F.6 WILLIAMS (CHARLES MONROE5, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born February 27 in Tennyson, IN. He married CAMALEE BYERS.
 
Children of JAMES WILLIAMS and CAMALEE BYERS are:
i. JAMES7 WILLIAMS.
ii. RONALD WILLIAMS.
iii. TERRY WILLIAMS.
 
47. RAMONA6 WILLIAMS (CHARLES MONROE5, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born April 5, 1930 in Tennyson, IN. She married (1) RAY CHAPPEL. She married (2) CHARLES GARLAND CAHOON June 1951.
Notes for RAMONA WILLIAMS:
Lived in Indianapolis, IN in 1997
 
Child of RAMONA WILLIAMS and CHARLES CAHOON is:
i. CHARLES GARLAND7 CAHOON, JR..
 
48. MARY LOU6 WILLIAMS (CHARLES MONROE5, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born July 15, 1933 in Tennyson, IN. She married JOE COOPER September 12, 1950. He was born 1932, and died May 28, 1992 in Oakland City, Indiana.
Notes for MARY LOU WILLIAMS:
Lived in Oakland City, IN in 1997
Notes for JOE COOPER:
Internet: Browning Funeral Home records (02-15-00)
 
Date of Death: Thursday, May 28, 1992
Place of Death: Wirth Hospital
Age: 60
Church: Nazarene
Funeral Home: Corn
Occupation: Septic tank cleaner - self-employed
Activities: Church of the Nazarene member
 
Children of MARY WILLIAMS and JOE COOPER are:
i. FREDDY JOE7 COOPER.
ii. PAULA MARIE COOPER.
iii. ALFORD J. COOPER.
iv. ROSE COOPER, m. /// POWERS.
v. STEPHEN RAY COOPER.
 
49. ANITA JEANNINE6 WILLIAMS (CHARLES MONROE5, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born June 7, 1936 in Tennyson, IN. She married (1) LESTER LEE BLANFORD. She married (2) RAYMOND CLEVINGER.
 
Children of ANITA WILLIAMS and LESTER BLANFORD are:
i. LESTER LEE7 BLANFORD, JR..
ii. ANITA CHARLENE BLANFORD.
iii. DERREL KEITH BLANFORD.
 
50. RUTH IMOGENE6 BEALL (LAURA ALMA5 WILLIAMS, EMMA LUCINDA4 TENNYSON, GEORGE MARTIN VAN BUREN3, GEORGE WASHINGTON2 TENNISON, JOHN1) was born February 15, 1915 in Mt. Carmel, ILL (Wabash County), and died February 12, 1980 in Evansville, IN (St. Mary's Hospital) (Park Lawn Cemetery). She married JOSEPH CARL BELL March 16, 1932 in Jasper, IN (Dubois County), son of THOMAS BELL and ROSE LEWIS. He was born September 20, 1910 in Evansville (Vanderburgh), IN, and died May 6, 1988 in Evansville, IN (Welborn Hospital) (Park Lawn Cemetery).
Notes for RUTH IMOGENE BEALL:
Attended school in Christopher, IL
8-5-94 Checked City Directory. Mom was listed in the 1980 directory, but not in the 1981 directory.
Buried at Park Lawn Cemetery in a mausoleum.
 
*Notes from Browning Funeral Home files...
Died February 12, 1980 @ St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, IN.. Age: 64
Worked for Wesselman's Baker and Schnucks/Walgreen Bakery. She and dad owned First Avenue Pastry Shop, Bell's Wholesale/Retail Bakery on the Lloyd Expressway - West - close to St. Joe, and East Side Pastry Shop on Division Street in Evansville, IN.
Notes for JOSEPH CARL BELL:
Buried at Park Lawn Cemetery in a mausoleum. Interred May 8, 1988.
March 8, 1999....Notes from Browning Funeral Home files...
Died May 6, 1988 @ Welborn Hospital in Evansville, IN. Age: 74
Retired 1979 from Holsclaw Brothers, Inc.