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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of John Alston FESMIRE (24) & Caroline Isabella ARGO

67. Doctor Abraham Washington FESMIRE. Born on 20 Apr 1846. At the age of 55, Abraham Washington died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 25 Jan 1902. Buried in 1902 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Obituary: Dr. A.W. Fesmire was born in 1845 and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus January 25, 1902. He was happily married to Jane Cunningham in 1867 with whom he lived a happy life until death. He professed a hope in Christ at the age of 23 or 24, and soon joined the Methodist Church and was a consistent member until death. We feel that the loss of Dr. Fesmire is one of the greatest our county has ever experienced. He was one of the leading men of his profession and did more than any other, perhaps, for suffering humanity than any other man in our county. He was always ready to go through heat or cold, sleet or rain to administer to the suffering of his fellow man and was ever kind and pleasant to him. We wish to say to his family and his dear brother, Uncle Johnnie, and stepmother, Aunt Jane, brothers and sisters to weep not as those who have no hope.

In 1867 when Abraham Washington was 20, he married Mary Jane CUNNINGHAM, daughter of Jess CUNNINGHAM & Sallie HAMLETT. Born on 9 Oct 1850 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 69, Mary Jane died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Dec 1919. Buried in 1919 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Mrs. Jane Fesmire, aged 70 years, widow of the late Dr. A.W. Fesmire, died in the old 7th District after illness with pneumonia, December 29, 1919. Survived by four sons, Joe, Otis, Newt and Willie; two daughters, Sallie and Lessie, wife K.H. Teague. Mrs. Fesmire was a member of the M.E. Church at Center Ridge where services occurred; burial in Antioch Cemetery.

They had the following children:
171 i. Joseph E. (1868-1931)
ii. Sarah J.. Born on 26 Oct 1870. At the age of 77, Sarah J. died on 19 Aug 1948. Alias/AKA: "Sallie".

iii. Martha H.. Born in 1873.

172 iv. Otis Washington (1876-1947)
173 v. Mary Lessie (1882-1965)
174 vi. Nora (1885-1906)
175 vii. John Newton (1888-1930)
176 viii. William Jesse (1889-)

68. Sarah Catherine FESMIRE. Born in 1848 in Henderson County, Tennessee.

Sarah Catherine married Henry Washington HUGHES Senior.

They had one child:
i. Henry Washington.


69. Martha Ann FESMIRE. Born on 19 May 1850 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 95, Martha Ann died in 1946. Resided in McLemoresville, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1938. Resided in McLemoresville, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1945.

Martha and Hartwell moved to McLemoresville, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1895.

On 9 Jan 1871 when Martha Ann was 20, she married Hartwell Taylor WILLIAMS, son of Poe Alexander WILLIAMS & Deborah GILMORE. Born on 7 Dec 1847 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 96, Hartwell Taylor died in McLemoresville, Carroll County, Tennessee in Dec 1944. Buried in Dec 1944 in McLemoresville Cemetery, McLemoresville, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Hartwell Taylor Williams was a member of the Trezevant Masonic Lodge. He and his wife Martha were members of the McLemoresville Methodist Church.

Obituary: Former Henderson Countian Dies in Carroll: Henry Taylor Williams, who would have celebrated his 97th birthday Thursday, last week, died at his home in McLemoresville Wednesday morning after an illness of eight months. He was born December 7th, 1847. He married Martha Ann Fesmire 73 years ago, and she at the age of 94 has been able to wait on her husband during his recent illness. She survives as do the following children: J. Wesley, Huntingdon; Oliver M., McLemoresville; Eugene A. and Sam C. of Jackson; Harry T. of McLemoresville, and Mrs. S.M. Watson of Morris Chapel. He is survived by a large number of grandchildren, including J. Wesley Williams, Jr., Billy O. Williams and Leo Watson, who are serving in the armed forces. Mr. Williams moved to Carroll County more than fifty years ago and engaged in farming. He was a member of the Methodist Church and had been a Master Mason for 76 years. He was always active and interested in civic affairs and made effort to see that his children were educated. He believed that every citizen should vote and he himself voted for every Republican candidate President since and including Grant. On November 7th, of this year, the election officials of the 5th District went to his bedside and permitted him to vote for Governor Dewey. Mr. Williams had always been a close student of history and a keen analyst of current affairs. Just a few weeks ago, I stopped by and was amazed at how keenly and clearly his mind worked. He went into detail about the incidents relating to the Battle of Parker's Crossroads which he recalled, telling me where he was at whom he saw at the time. Rev. Warner Pafford conducted the funeral services at McLemoresville Methodist Church assisted by two of the deceased's grandsons, Rev. Roy Williams of Paducah, Kentucky, and Rev. Harry Williams of Bardwell, Kentucky. Burial was made in the McLemoresville Cemetery. -- Harry Williamson, Carroll County Democrat

They had the following children:
177 i. John Wesley (1872-1965)
ii. Callie. Born in 1875. Callie died in 1875. Buried in 1875 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

178 iii. Oliver (1877-1952)
iv. James A.. Born in 1881. At the age of 1, James A. died in 1882. Buried in 1882 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

179 v. Eugene Alvin (1882-1971)
180 vi. Mary Etta (1885-1985)
181 vii. Sam C. (1887-1972)
viii. Ethel. Born on 16 Mar 1889. At the age of 3, Ethel died in 1893. Buried in 1893 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

182 ix. Henry (1892-1950)
x. Willie. Born in 1894. Willie died in 1894. Buried in 1894 in Antioch Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

xi. Bessie. Born in 1895. At the age of 25, Bessie died in 1920.

Never married.


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