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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Martin V. FESMIRE (7) & Catherine BRAY

23. Thomas Elijah FESMIRE Senior. Born on 5 Aug 1820 in North Carolina. At the age of 65, Thomas Elijah died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 27 Feb 1886. Buried in 1886 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Obituary: Lexington, March 1, 1886: Lexington was startled Saturday afternoon by the sad intelligence that about 10 o'clock on the morning of that day Thomas Fesmire killed himself. He had been partially crazy for the past few days, and it was supposed he was in that condition when he committed the rash act. A few days before he was in town and called for morphine, which the druggist refused to supply for the reason that Mr. F. declined to state the use for which he desired the drug. He then went home and at once loaded his shot-gun with slugs, and on Saturday morning, when none of his family were indoors, he took the gun and laid it on the bed, then kneeling and placing the muzzle to the side of his head, discharged the load by means of a broomstick, blowing off the whole top of his head, fragments of the mutilated head striking the ceiling. Mr. Fesmire lived 4 or 5 miles north of Lexington, and for years had been a pillar of the Methodist Church, an active, live Mason, and for years, a Justice of the Peace. He was living happily with his fourth wife and leaves a number of children and grandchildren and a large number of other relatives. He died in his 66th year. It is supposed that financial troubles caused mental aberrations and led to his unnatural and tragic death, as recently he had deeded away his home and all the land he owned, leaving himself penniless and homeless in his old age, to satisfy his creditors. Bro. Peeples will preach the sermon at Antioch.

Thomas Elijah first married Malona Margaret DUNN, daughter of William DUNN (1800-) & Celia STUTTS (1802-). Born on 28 Jul 1827 in North Carolina. At the age of 30, Malona Margaret died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 20 Nov 1857. Buried in 1857 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
61 i. John Wesley (1843-1892)
62 ii. William M. (1845-1926)
63 iii. James Henderson (1847-1928)
64 iv. Mary Catherine (1849-1917)
65 v. Thomas Elijah (1852-1878)
66 vi. Selah Ann (1855-1917)
vii. Malona Margaret. Born in Nov 1857. At the age of 1, Malona Margaret died in 1859.


Thomas Elijah Fesmire and Malona Margaret Dunn lived in 10th District, Henderson County, Tennessee, during the 1850 census.

Thomas Elijah second married Leonosia ANDREWS. Born in 1835 in Tennessee. Resided in 17th District, Henderson County, in 1870.

24. John Alston FESMIRE. Born on 5 Mar 1822 in North Carolina. At the age of 84, John Alston died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 25 Aug 1906. Buried in 1906 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 7th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

John Alston first married Caroline Isabella ARGO, daughter of Abraham ARGO & Sarah ?. Born in 1825 in Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850.

They had the following children:
67 i. Abraham Washington (1846-1902)
68 ii. Sarah Catherine (1848-)
69 iii. Martha Ann (1850-1946)

John Alston second married Louisa Jane GARNER, daughter of Riley GARNER & Lucinda LINDSEY. Born in Aug 1830. At the age of 83, Louisa Jane died in Feb 1914.

They had the following children:
70 i. John Washington (1855-1938)
71 ii. Ellender Elizabeth (1864-1944)
72 iii. Isaac Martin (1865-1945)
73 iv. Francis Alston (1869-1900)
74 v. Edward Lafayette (1871-1964)
75 vi. Felix Walter (1873-1962)
vii. Callie. Born in 1877. At the age of 13, Callie died in 1890.

76 viii. Lucinda F.

25. Susannah FESMIRE. Born in 1823 in North Carolina.

Susannah married Abner TEAGUE, son of Issac TEAGUE & Amy Rebecca LAWLER. Born on 29 Sep 1821. At the age of 88, Abner died on 17 Nov 1909.

They had the following children:
i. Evan Winfield. Born on 29 Sep 1847. Resided in Corsicana, Texas in Jun 1936.

77 ii. Milton B. (1850-)
iii. A.M.. Born in 1853. Resided in Clinton, Oklahoma in Jun 1926. Alias/AKA: "Abbie".

1305 Denver St., Tulsa, Oklahoma

Dear Sir: As I am thinking of the old folks around Lexington, will write and ask that you print this for me, as I would very much like to know where all the Threadgills, Fesmires and Teagues are. I would like to thank them again for the nice visit I had last summer. I remember each day all places for it was a pleasure to be in the homes where I received such a welcome. I left there in 1875, on December 10th, with Nat Martin for Texas. Was a month and a day on the road. I stayed in Texas ten years before returning to Lexington for a visit, which I enjoyed very much, but was glad to get back to Texas.

I enjoyed a visit to Corsicana and Deport, Texas, last year. My brothers, Bill and Winfield, live in Corsicana. Winfield will be 87 in September, and Bill is 74 while I am 83. Brother Tom, who lives at Milionia, Arkansas, was 79 last March. My health is fine and eyes pretty good. Winfield and Tom are almost blind.

We got a good rain Saturday afternoon and crops are looking fine. I will be back to my home at Clinton, Oklahoma, about October 1st.--A.M. (Abbie) Taylor





iv. J.T.. Born in 1859. Resided in Milionia, Arkansas in Jun 1936. Alias/AKA: "Thomas".

78 v. William Alenda (1863-1959)

26. Winnie Caroline FESMIRE. Born on 29 Nov 1825 in Chatham County, North Carolina. At the age of 56, Winnie Caroline died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Jul 1882. Buried in Jul 1882 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Winnie Caroline married Arlando W. WILSON. Born on 12 Dec 1828. At the age of 85, Arlando W. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 7 Jan 1914. Buried in Jan 1914 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
79 i. Sarah E (1852-1937)
80 ii. Mary C.I. (1855-1933)
iii. Thomas Riley. Born on 6 Oct 1856 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 1, Thomas Riley died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 8 Nov 1857. Buried in Nov 1857 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

81 iv. Martha Harriet (1859-1886)
v. Eliza Frances. Born on 4 Aug 1861 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Eliza Frances died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Sep 1861. Buried in Sep 1861 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.


27. Mathias FESMIRE. Born on 10 May 1827 in North Carolina. At the age of 78, Mathias died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Jul 1905. Buried in 1905 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Si".

Obituary: Mathias Fesmire, in his 78th year, almost universally known and addressed as "Uncle Si", died at about 4 o'clock on the afternoon of the 4th inst., at the home of his nephew, Lafayette Fesmire, in the old 7th District. Uncle Si had been in declining health several months, but was not confined to his bed much more than a week before his death. He was for more than half a century a devout member of the Methodist Church and for nearly as long was a member of the Masonic Fraternity. Wednesday morning at about 10:30 o'clock, the last honors were paid his remain at Antioch four miles northwest of Lexington. Rev. C.C. Newbill officiated in the church after which the remains were taken in charge by Masons representing Constantine Lodge No. 64 and with their beautiful ceremony, Uncle Si was laid to rest beside many of family and kin who had gone before. Mr. Fesmire represented the best of manhood and citizenship and in a future issue we shall publish a fuller obituary and sketch of his life. [Marker: May 10, 1827 - July 4, 1905]

Mathias first married Aramintavan CRAVEN (39) , daughter of Tinsley Washington CRAVEN (11) (1804-) & Mary VANDERFORD (1810-). Born on 23 Mar 1830. At the age of 24, Aramintavan died on 6 Nov 1854. Buried in 1854 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Joseph E.. Born on 25 Nov 1852. At the age of 4, Joseph E. died on 9 Sep 1857. Buried in 1857 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

82 ii. John Wesley (1852-)

Mathias second married Margaret Levicie GARNER, daughter of Riley GARNER & Lucinda LINDSEY. Born on 4 Jan 1838 in Tennessee. At the age of 60, Margaret Levicie died on 14 Nov 1898.

They had the following children:
83 i. James Abner (1858-)
84 ii. Mary V. (1860-)
iii. Lucinda. Born in 1864.

85 iv. William A. (1868-1949)
86 v. Felix Winfield (1869-)
87 vi. Samuel Lafayette (1876-)

28. James R. FESMIRE. Born on 1 Jan 1831 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, James R. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 8 Jul 1912. Buried in 1912 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

James R. first married Nancy Ellen SMITH. Born on 5 Jan 1833 in North Carolina. At the age of 52, Nancy Ellen died on 28 Sep 1885. Buried in 1885 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
88 i. Milton Hartwell (1854-1934)
89 ii. Lucy Elizabeth (1857-1916)
iii. Mary Caroline. Born in 1863.

Mary Caroline married George WALLACE.

iv. Susan E.. Born in 1866.


James R. second married Mary J. PHILLIPS.

29. Lydia Sophia FESMIRE. Born in 1833 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Lydia Sophia died in Arkansas.

Lydia Sophia married John Randolph BRAY. John Randolph died in Arkansas. Alias/AKA: "Ranzy".

They had the following children:
i. Cynthia. Born in 1856.

ii. Elizabeth. Born in 1857.

iii. John Randolph. Born in 1860.

iv. Isaac S.. Born in 1863.

v. Abram L.. Born in 1867.

vi. Martin. Born in 1868.


30. Elizabeth FESMIRE. Born in 1835 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Red River TWP, White County, Arkansas in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Lizzie".

Moved to Arkansas.

Elizabeth married Burrell STEWART, son of John C. STEWART (1796-1850) & Lettie ?. Born in 1835 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Red River TWP, White County, Arkansas in 1870.

They had the following children:
i. Margaret. Born in 1862.

ii. Catice. Born in 1870 in Arkansas.

iii. Minnie. Born in 1870 in Arkansas.


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