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Third Generation (Continued)

Family of John Grey BLOUNT (3) & Kizzie Amelia BREWER

7. Lovie Ann BLOUNT. Born on 27 May 1857 in Tennessee. At the age of 88, Lovie Ann died on 13 Oct 1945. Resided in District 24, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1910.

Obituary: Funeral services for Mrs. Lovie Lewis, 88, who died at her home on Church Street Saturday afternoon were conducted at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin E. Deusner, pastor, presiding. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Lovie Ann Blount Lewis was born Mary 27, 1857, in Carroll County, the daughter of John G. and Kizzah Brewer Blount. She died October 13, 1945, aged 88 years. She was married to Barney Bruce in 1877 and to this union was born one child, who died in infancy. After the death of Mr. Bruce, she was married to John G. Lewis, and to this union were born three children: Ezra K. Lewis and Miss Dura Lewis of Lexington, and Miss Athan Lewis of Memphis. Mr. Lewis preceded her to the grave 44 years ago. She is survived also by two stepchildren, George W. Lewis and Mrs. Lizzie Wallace, and one brother, I.J. Blount of Jackson; and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Rosser of Wildersville and Mrs. Rosa Horn of Trenton. Mrs. Lewis had been a member of the Baptist Church for 76 years and was a member of the Westport Baptist Church.

In 1877 when Lovie Ann was 19, she first married Barney E. BRUCE, son of William F. BRUCE (1823-) & Caroline CAZORT (1828-). Born on 7 Feb 1853 in Tennessee. At the age of 26, Barney E. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 10 Mar 1879. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860.

They had one child:
i. Infant.


On 18 Jun 1893 when Lovie Ann was 36, she second married John Gray LEWIS, son of William Matthew LEWIS Senior (1812-1855) & Joyce Ann GRIGGS (1814-1865). Born on 13 Jul 1846 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 55, John Gray died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 1 Oct 1901. Buried in Oct 1901 in Foster Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880.

They had the following children:
16 i. Ezra Kerr (1894-1961)
ii. Athan Alma. Born on 16 Jan 1897. At the age of 85, Athan Alma died on 28 Feb 1982. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1945.

iii. Dura Ethen. Born on 17 Jun 1899. At the age of 74, Dura Ethen died on 6 Jul 1973. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1945.


8. Mary Frances BLOUNT. Born on 3 Dec 1858. At the age of 91, Mary Frances died in Tennessee on 17 Jan 1950. Buried in Jan 1950 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 14, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Alias/AKA: "Mollie".

On 10 Oct 1877 when Mary Frances was 18, she married James W. ROSSER, son of Peter N. ROSSER (1815-1863) & Nancy Bryant DOUGLAS (1840-1911), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 28 Apr 1858 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, James W. died in Tennessee on 28 Apr 1924. Buried in 1924 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 14, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Alias/AKA: "Jim".

Obituary: Dead: J.W. Rosser, aged 66 years, was born April 28, 1858, and died April 28, 1924, while seated in a chair in his room at Cross Roads, two miles west of Wildersville. For several months he had been in poor health, but no turn for the worse had been noted in his condition. He arose early Monday morning as was his custom, had eaten breakfast and then carried a bucket of feed to his hogs, this being something he had not done for sometime. His wife had gone to turn the cows out of the lot, and when Mrs. Rosser returned, she found him sitting drooped in his chair, life being extinct. To many who knew him he was "Uncle Jim", and no more noble Christian life was ever lived than the one just ended. He was a Democrat in politics, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and a loyal member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Z.A. (Nannie) Scott, Mrs. J.A. (Effie) Parker, Mrs. J.D. (Eva) Sanders, Mrs. George (Jeffie) Parker, and Mrs. A.C. (Newmie) Scott; four half brothers, Levi Walker, Yuma; S.J. Walker, Williamsport; and R.L. and B.W. Walker, Wildersville, and one half sister, Mrs. Neely Moody, Yuma. Burial was in the family plot in the burying ground near his home known as Cross Roads Cemetery, Rev. A.U. Nunnery, Parsons, and Rev. T.M. Boyd, Junction City, officiating.

They had the following children:
17 i. Nannie (1878-1948)
ii. Emit. Born on 10 May 1880 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Emit died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 10 Nov 1880. Buried in Nov 1880 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 14, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

iii. Eva. Born on 2 Jul 1883. At the age of 57, Eva died on 25 May 1941. Buried in May 1941 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Eva married J. Dennis SANDERS. Born on 29 Oct 1880. At the age of 75, J. Dennis died on 23 Aug 1956. Buried in Aug 1956 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

18 iv. Effie (1885-1977)
v. Palie. Born on 22 Aug 1887. At the age of 2, Palie died on 25 Jan 1890. Buried in Jan 1890 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

vi. Infant. Born on 14 Sep 1889. Infant died on 14 Sep 1889. Buried in Sep 1889 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

19 vii. Newmie (1891-1957)
20 viii. Jeffie (1893-1980)
ix. Bennie J.. Born on 17 Jan 1896. At the age of 12, Bennie J. died in Tennessee on 16 Feb 1908. Buried in Feb 1908 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.


9. Josephine Caldonia BLOUNT. Born on 24 Apr 1861 in Tennessee. At the age of 75, Josephine Caldonia died on 27 Jul 1936. Buried in 1936 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Josie".

On 15 Jan 1879 when Josephine Caldonia was 17, she married Atlas Paley ROSSER, son of Peter N. ROSSER (1815-1863) & Nancy Bryant DOUGLAS (1840-1911), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 15 Mar 1860 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 62, Atlas Paley died on 5 Apr 1922. Buried in Apr 1922 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Alias/AKA: "Paley".


A.P. ran a grist mill behind where the old Post Office and row of stores were in downtown Wildersville.

Obituary: In Memory of Paley Rosser: News of the death of A.P. (Paley) Rosser, aged about sixty years, of Wildersville, reached Lexington so late on our last publication day (Thursday of last week) that it precluded possibilities of making more than short notice of the unexpected calamity. On Wednesday afternoon, April 5th, Mr. Rosser had a stroke of apoplexy and died close to the midnight following. Mr. Rosser is survived by his wife, one son, Ora, and one brother, J.W., beside the Walker children, who are his half-brothers and sister. Paley's mother was Nan Douglas, and by Mr. Rosser she was the mother of Paley, Jim, and Jeff (there may have been more children) and Paley's death leaves Jim as the only survivor. Mrs. Rosser married for her second husband, Levi Walker, and by him was the mother of Bedford, (Bud), Levi, Syd, and Neely, the only daughter marrying W.L. Moody, who recently died in Carroll County. Levi Walker was a brother of the late Washington Walker, who died at Chesterfield.
Perhaps more than fifty years ago Paley Rosser lost his eyesight as a result of a gunshot form the hand of his brother-in-law named Blount, and we have often wondered if the misfortune of blindness which fell upon Paley did not have the effect of sharpening his naturally keen intellect, for it came to be an admitted fact that Paley knew more about people and the community generally in which he lived than did any seeing man in the same territory. But be that it may, instead of "sitting down in the ashes" of discontent because of his misfortune, Paley went to work to make his own living and that he accomplished as independently as well as could any man with eyes and indomitable spirit. Previous to the great fire which swept away the entire business section of Wildersville in May of last year, Paley owned and conducted a cold drink stand. Since the fire he rebuilt his house in brick in brick and rented it instead of resuming business, preferring to conduct his grist mill, which he did unaided at times. His knowledge of the details and construction of that mill was little short of wonderful, and Paley took pride in taking his walking stick and pointing out the intricacies of its workings. He was a big-hearted soul, genial as the day was long, apparently, yet he told us that the only pleasure he found was in living for others. He rarely came to Lexington, but on his visits here, he never failed to come see us and have a good talk. We note that he was of the Baptist faith and that when the funeral occurred on Thursday afternoon of last week the service was conducted by his pastor, Rev. A.U. Nunnery, assisted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball.

They had one child:
21 i. John Ora (Step Child of Wife) (1888-1945)

10. Nancy Elizabeth BLOUNT. Born on 4 Oct 1865 in Tennessee. At the age of 63, Nancy Elizabeth died on 6 Nov 1928. Buried in Nov 1928 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Obituary: Nancy Elizabeth Rosser, wife of Jeff Rosser, was born October 4, 1865, and died November 6, 1928, aged 63 years. She leaves five children: namely, M.C. Rosser of Jackson; Cap of Wildersville; Clifford of Bruceton; Mrs. C.W. (Lena) Scott of Wildersville; and Mrs. Cecil Parker (Sella) Parker of Portageville, Missouri, also six grandchildren, three brothers and six sisters. She was the third child of a family of 12 children to die. Mrs. Rosser was the daughter of the late John and Kizzie Blount. She lived a devout member of the Baptist Church since childhood and her funeral was conducted in that church at Wildersville by Revs. Fleetwood Ball and A.U. Nunnery on Wednesday afternoon. She was sick about three months of complications but developed pneumonia last month and died at five o'clock Tuesday morning. Mrs. Rosser's husband was our friend, but it was not our pleasure to know her except through others who paid high tribute to her character and disposition. He died several years ago. We had more than one reason for interest in her, one being that she was the maternal grandmother of Lawton Scott, who lived under our roof during his last term in high school. The places of such women are not easily filled.

On 25 Dec 1882 when Nancy Elizabeth was 17, she married Jefferson Thompson ROSSER, son of Peter N. ROSSER (1815-1863) & Nancy Bryant DOUGLAS (1840-1911). Born on 12 Dec 1861. At the age of 54, Jefferson Thompson died on 27 Dec 1915. Buried on 28 Dec 1915 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Good Citizen Passes Away: Jefferson T. Rosser, aged 54 years, died Tuesday night, December 27, at his home in Wildersville, of heart trouble, after an illness of considerable length. During recent weeks preceding the end, reports from Wildersville in regard to the condition of Mr. Rosser were not encouraging to his friends scattered all over the county, but when the news of his demise came they were not prepared for the shock. Jeff Rosser was one of nature's noblemen and it can safely be said that no citizen of Henderson County had more true, warm friends. He was a useful factor in the communtiy, a helper to the church (Baptist) in which he held membership. Mr. Rosser is survived by two full brothers, Jim and Paley Rosser, and one sister, Mrs. L.A. Moody; four half brothers, Bob, Levi, Bedford and Syd Walker; also his wife, three sons and two daughters. The elder son, M.C. is postmaster at Wildersville. The remains were interred December 28, at the Jones graveyard West of Wildersville, Revs. Fleetwood Ball and T.N. Boyd officiating in the service which was held in the home in Wildersville.

They had the following children:
22 i. Lena (1884-1962)
23 ii. Mack (1887-)
24 iii. Stella Irene (1889-1968)
25 iv. Cap P. (1891-1976)
v. Clifford. Born in 1895. At the age of 74, Clifford died in 1969. Buried in 1969 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Bruceton, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1928. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910.

On 4 Feb 1916 when Clifford was 21, he married Ruby Mae ?. Born in 1899. At the age of 78, Ruby Mae died in 1977. Buried in 1977 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.


11. Cinny Gray BLOUNT. Born in 1867 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 78, Cinny Gray died in 1945. Buried in 1945 in Hampton Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Cinny Gray first married Eudora Lee McAULEY, daughter of William T. McAULEY & Martha Poe BABER (1838-1892). Born on 12 Apr 1870. At the age of 28, Eudora Lee died on 17 Nov 1898. Buried in 1898 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 14 Jun 1889. Infant died on 14 Jun 1889. Buried in 1889 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

26 ii. Eura (1891-1982)
27 iii. Willie G. (1894-)

In 1899 when Cinny Gray was 32, he second married Mary Elizabeth SANDERS. Born in 1877. At the age of 46, Mary Elizabeth died in 1923. Buried in 1923 in Hampton Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
28 i. Clester Roe (1900-1985)
29 ii. Mary Keziah (1903-2002)
30 iii. John (1917-)

In 1927 when Cinny Gray was 60, he third married Lena SANDERS. Born in 1879. At the age of 86, Lena died in 1965. Buried in 1965 in Hampton Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee.

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