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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Rachel M. WOODS (13) & James Henry GIBSON

38. Tommie GIBSON. Born on 31 Aug 1877 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 54, Tommie died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 6 Sep 1931. Buried in Sep 1931 in Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1927.

Obituary: Dies in Oklahoma: Mrs. Tommy Gibson Lancaster, daughter and elder child of Mrs. Rachel Wood Gibson and the late J.H. Gibson, was born in Henderson County, Tennessee, August 31, 1877, and died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 6th, 1931, aged 54 years. She joined the Church of Christ at about 16 years old and remained a true member until the end. When she was 18 years old she became the bride of J.M. Lancaster and to this union four children were born, two dying in infancy, an for many years they lived here where he was a successful merchant. Ill health forced the family to move west about 22 years ago, where Mrs. Lancaster enjoyed good health until about three years ago. After funeral services held in her home in Oklahoma City, the remains accompanied by ther immediate family, reached Lexington Tuesday morning and were carried to the home of her brother, E.S. Gibson. The body was laid to rest in old Gibson graveyard at Beech River Schoolhouse, where her two small daughters are buried. Elder J.O. Brown and Rev. Fleetwood Ball conducted the service. MRs. Lancaster is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter, Rachel of Oklahoma City; two brothers, E.S. and J.E. Gibson and her mother and one sister, Mrs. Henry (Molly) Wilson.

In 1895 when Tommie was 17, she married J. Murry LANCASTER. Born on 26 Jan 1867.

They had the following children:
i. Mary Sue. Born in 1901 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 1, Mary Sue died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 9 Jan 1902. Buried in Jan 1902 in Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Gladys S.. Born in 1902 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 2, Gladys S. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Jun 1904. Buried in Jun 1904 in Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iii. Rachel. Resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Sep 1931.


39. James E. GIBSON. Born on 31 Jul 1879 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 53, James E. died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 23 Jul 1933. Buried in 1933 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 5, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930. Alias/AKA: "Jim".

On 24 Dec 1899 when James E. was 20, he first married Mary Ulena BRITT, daughter of James Neely BRITT (8 Oct 1853-23 Apr 1919) & Laura Frances SCOTT (15 May 1851-28 Oct 1924), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born in 1880 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 34, Mary Ulena died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 3 Apr 1914. Buried in Apr 1914 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Eula" or "Ruby".

Obituary: Took Own Life: Estimable Woman Ends Life of Suffering by Self Destruction but Leaves no Explanation: On last Friday at her home about four miles north of Lexington, Mrs. Ruby Gibson, aged 34 years, wife of Jim Gibson, took her own life by shooting herself in the breast near the shoulder with a revolver. Mrs. Gibson, having no children, was at home alone except for the presence of a colored woman, who lived with the family. Mr. Gibson was in the field at work not far distant. At 9 o'clock, or a little earlier Friday morning, Mrs. Gibson told the colored woman named Ellis to go into the kitchen or another part of the house, which she did and not long thereafter the fatal shot was heard by the Ellis woman, who gave the alarm, which soon brought Mr. Gibson to the house. Medical attention was procured, but in spite of all that could be done, Mrs. Gibson died at noon or a little before without explanation of the rash act, more than was already known in the fact that she had long been an invalid, her malady necessitating a surgical operation by a Nashville specialist and the probable early necessity for another similar operation. Mrs. Gibson was a daughter of James N. Britt and the bereaved husband is a son of Henry Gibson, thus representing on both sides the best element of our county people. The long illness of Mrs. Gibson and the faithfulness and uncomplaining performance of every duty by her husband have been the subject of remark among all who knew them. Her remains were interred at Beech River Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m., Elder J.O. Brown officiating, the deceased having been a member of the Christian Church. The Progress sympathizes with the bereaved ones and would have them know that we appreciate the unavoidable circumstances which led to the rash act which cost the life on the one that had their fullest love. We have long believed and have found solace in the belief that no fully sane person has the disposition to take his or her own life.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 26 Sep 1900. Infant died on 26 Sep 1900. Buried in 1900 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Infant. Infant died on 24 Mar 1902. Buried in 1902 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.


On 23 Dec 1917 when James E. was 38, he second married Irene McCALL. Born in 1897 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Henry A.. Born in 1921 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 5, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930.

ii. Ruth A.. Born in 1927 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 5, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930.


40. Elam Sanders GIBSON. Born in 1888. At the age of 62, Elam Sanders died in 1950. Buried in 1950 in Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Elam Sanders married Myrtle HARDIN, daughter of Thomas Gladden HARDIN (13 Sep 1835-8 Apr 1922) & Kiziah ADAMS (1849-). Born in 1884 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 89, Myrtle died in 1973. Buried in 1973 in Beech River Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
83 i. James Hardin (1908-1945)
84 ii. John Elam (1911-2004)

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