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Third Generation (Continued)

Family of Sarah FRONABARGER (3) & George KIZER

11. John S. KIZER. Born in May 1853 in North Carolina. At the age of 73, John S. died in 1927. Buried in 1927 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

On 25 Dec 1878 when John S. was 25, he married Elizabeth COZART (10) , daughter of Michael FRONABARGER (2) (1821-) & Sarah Eleanor ? (1824-1884), in Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee. Born on 15 Nov 1855 in Alabama. At the age of 79, Elizabeth died in Sep 1935. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Alias/AKA: "Lizzie".

They had the following children:
i. Minnie. Born in Jul 1881 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in Humboldt, Gibson County, Tennessee in Sep 1935.

On 4 Jul 1904 when Minnie was 23, she married John A. DAMERON, son of Levi W. DAMERON (1853-1938) & Mary A. ? (1853-1929), in Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Arthur G.. Born in Dec 1882 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1910. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1935.

23 iii. Roland E. (1885-)
24 iv. Henry A. (1888-1960)
v. Lona G.. Born in Aug 1889 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in Milan, Gibson County, Tennessee in 1935. Alias/AKA: "Lovie".

Lona G. married Cleveland ESSARY.

25 vi. Jessie A. (1893-1967)
vii. Mike. Mike died on 21 Oct 1892.

viii. Oscar B.. Born in Sep 1895 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 77, Oscar B. died in 1973. Buried in 1973 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1935.

Oscar B. married Evie ?. Born in 1902. At the age of 75, Evie died in 1977. Buried in 1977 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.


12. Barbara KIZER. Born on 17 Mar 1856 in Gaston County, North Carolina. At the age of 88, Barbara died in Henderson County, Tennessee in Jun 1944. Buried in Jun 1944 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Obituary: Barbara Ann Cunningham was born in Gaston County, North Carolina, on March 17, 1856. She was the daughter of George and Sarah Kizer. Her father lost his life in the Civil War. At the age of 15 her mother moved her family across the mountains into what is now Henderson County. The journey was more difficult than we can imagine. The older children walked all the way. No traveling was ever done on Sunday. The trip lasted about three months. Barbara Kizer was married to James B. Cunningham. To this union were born eight children: Walter, who died at the age of 14 months, Mrs. Lessie Hester, Paris, Tennessee, Mrs. Betty Webb, who died at the age of 21, leaving Ruby (Mrs. Morris Brooks), to the care of her husband, Miles Webb, and mother, Mrs. Hubert (Lela) Webb, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, T.L. Cunningham of Milan, John Cunningham of Wildersville, Mrs. George (Minnie) Bolen, Lexington, and Mrs. James (Georgia) Bolen of Wildersville. She professed faith in Christ at the age of 23, and together with her husband, became a charter member of the church at Cross Roads. She was faithful to her Savior. She taught her children to love and obey the Lord. During her long illness she expressed a desire to meet, first, her Savior, and then her husband, who preceded her in death 13 years ago. She was nursed lovingly and faithfully by her daughter, Georgia, and her family. Funeral services were conducted in the Wildersville Baptist Church by Bros. George Bolen and Walter Moody. She is survived by six children, twelve grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Her body was laid to rest in the Jones Cemetery beside her husband there to await resurrection.

In 1882 when Barbara was 25, she married James B. CUNNINGHAM, son of W.H. CUNNINGHAM (1821-) & Elizabeth ? (1821-). Born on 20 Aug 1859 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 71, James B. died on 10 Nov 1930. Buried in Nov 1930 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920.

Obituary: J. B. Cunningham was born August 20, 1859, and departed this life on November 10th, 1930, aged 71 years. He was married to Miss Barbara Kizer forty -eight years ago and to this union were born eight children, one dying at the age of two years, and Mrs. Miles (Bettie) Webb, dying at the age of twenty-one. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Tommie and John of Wildersville; four daughters, Mrs. Edmund (Lessie) Hester of Yuma, Mrs. Hubert (Lela) Webb of Memphis, Mrs. George (Minnie) Bolen and Mrs. Jim (George) Bolen of Wildersville; twelve grandchildren, one brother, Wash Cunningham of Blytheville, Arkansas, and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Brewer of Jackson. Miss Ruby Webb, daughter of Bettie, was given a place in her grandparents' home at the age of two months. She was reared as one of their own. She was married some time ago to Morris Brooks of Middleton. He professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist Church at Parker's Crossroads thirty-five years ago. -- His son, T.L. Cunningham.

They had the following children:
i. Walter. Born in 1883 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 2, Walter died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1885. Buried in 1885 in Jones Cemetery, Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Died at the age of 14 months.

26 ii. Lessie (1885-1962)
27 iii. Bettie L. (1887-1908)
28 iv. Thomas L. (1889-)
29 v. Lela Mae (1891-1989)
30 vi. Minnie (1894-1981)
vii. John B.. Born in 1896 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, John B. died in 1980. Buried in 1980 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1944.

On 11 May 1919 when John B. was 23, he married Lillian PEARSON, daughter of Peter Shadric PEARSON Junior (1858-1923) & Nancy Ellender DENNISON (1874-1935), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born in 1897 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 94, Lillian died in 1991. Buried in 1991 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 1, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1920. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1935. Religion: Church of Christ, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

31 viii. Georgia (1899-1985)

13. Jacob KIZER. Born on 27 Mar 1857 in North Carolina. At the age of 48, Jacob died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 22 Feb 1906. Buried in Feb 1906 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Alias/AKA: "Jake".

On 12 Jan 1882 when Jacob was 24, he married Alice WILSON, daughter of James Allen WILSON (1831-1884) & Sarah Emerline FERGUSON (1837-1881). Born on 6 Feb 1862 in Saulsbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee. At the age of 74, Alice died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 17 May 1936. Buried in May 1936 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

Obituary: Alice E. Wilson was born near Saulsbury, Hardeman County, February 6th, 1862, and died May 17th, 1936, aged 74 years. She was the daughter of James A. and Sarah E. Wilson. Her parents moved to Wildersville in December 1868. She was married to Jacob A. Kizer January 12, 1882, and to union were born Allie, now Mrs. J.D. Franklin of Bruceton; Ethel, now Mrs. J.H. Essary of Lavinia; Esther of Wildersville; Myrtle, who died April 3, 1910; Everett, who lived with his mother until he married in 1917, and has ever since lived with her. She was baptized into Christ by Elder J.B. Inman in 1880 and remained a loyal, devoted Christian until death, always attending the church service whenever circumstances permitted. Her husband died February 22, 1906. She leaves two daughters and two sons; one brother, W.R. Wilson of Wildersville; and one sister, Mrs. J.H. Griggs, Shawnee, Oklahoma. Her chief delight was always her children. She was a great friend of the young who delighted to visit "Aunt Alice," as she was endearingly called. The constant, close and untiring attendance and loving service of her neighbors to her during her lingering sickness is a token of their love and is most highly appreciated by the family. No community could surpass this one in service and devotion in times of distress. Dr. Bolen, who has always been a friend of the family, doubly cemented this bond of friendship by his untiring care and attendance to mother, sister, grandmother, and friends. The beautiful casket containing her remains was placed in the shade of the beautiful maple tree in the front yard--the tree which was placed there by her own hands and there surrounded by her weeping family, sorrowing and sympathizing neighbors and friends who delivered a beautiful comforting and consoling funeral oration by brother C.L. Francis of Bruceton and Bro. James Willeford of Henderson, who spoke to comfort and cheer the bereaved ones, after which the remains were placed in the hearse and conveyed to the nearby cemetery and deposited into the family plot. A profusion of native flowers was a token of love from her kind and generous neighbors. Her grandsons were the pallbearers. (Written by her brother, W.R. Wilson).

They had the following children:
i. Allie. Born in Dec 1882 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Bruceton, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1936. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

Allie married J.D. FRANKLIN.

32 ii. Ethel (1884-1962)
33 iii. George Estis (1887-1957)
iv. Clara Myrtle. Born on 20 May 1895 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 15, Clara Myrtle died on 3 Apr 1911. Buried in Apr 1911 in Kizer Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

34 v. Jacob Everett (1898-)
vi. Esther.


14. Mary Catherine KIZER. Born on 13 Sep 1862 in Dallas County, North Carolina. At the age of 77, Mary Catherine died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 1 Sep 1940. Buried in Sep 1940 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

Obituary: Dies at Wildersville: Mary Catherine Kizer, daughter of George and Sallie L. Fronabarger Kizer, was born September 13, 1862, in Dallas County, North Carolina. She died September 1, 1940, at 1:15 a.m., being 77 years, 11 months and 18 days of age. On July 12, 1883, she was happily married to W.R. Wilson, and to this union six children were born, two of whom died when children. George Inman died at the age of six weeks. The four surviving children are Mrs. Ollie McDaniel, of Wildersville; Jesse Wilson, of Lexington; Alton Wilson of Wildersville and Mrs. Stella Roberts of Cleburne, Texas. She also leaves her husband, 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. B.A. Cunningham, who is 84 years of age and the only living member of the family. About 55 years ago, Mrs. Wilson obeyed the gospel and united with the Church of Christ under the teaching of Bro. John W. Johnson of Alberton. She was a charter member of the Lexington Church of Christ and later a charter member of the Wildersville Church of Christ. She was a student of God's word, having read the Bible through many times, and attended church as long as she was able. She was a friend to all in every community in which she lived and all in the communities were her friends. This true friendship was manifest by the great number of friends visiting her during her long illness. Mr. Wilson described her many times as "just as good a wife as any man ever had." He said in the language of Solomon: "Her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all." In deed and in truth, her children rise up and call her blessed. Through she had passed on to the Great Beyond, yet sister Wilson still speaks and will continue to speak lessons of truth and kindness for many years to come. Largely attended funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 1, by Elder B.L. Douthitt of Nashville in the Wildersville Church of Christ after which burial occurred in the Wildersville cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandson Willie Lee Wilson, Chester Wilson, John McDaniel, Ray McDaniel, J.W. Roberts, and R.L. Roberts, Jr.

On 12 Jul 1883 when Mary Catherine was 20, she married William Robert WILSON, son of James Allen WILSON (1831-1884) & Sarah Emerline FERGUSON (1837-1881). Born on 23 Jan 1859 in Salisbury, Hardeman County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, William Robert died in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee on 16 May 1943. Buried in May 1943 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Occupation: School teacher, Henderson County Extension Agent, Newspaper owner, and farmer. Alias/AKA: "Willie".

They had the following children:
35 i. Ollie Mae (1884-1963)
ii. George Inman. Born on 24 Jan 1886. At the age of 2, George Inman died on 4 Jan 1889. Buried in Jan 1889 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iii. Jessie. Born in Aug 1890 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1940. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900.

iv. Fred. Born in Apr 1891. Fred died on 26 May 1891. Buried in May 1891 in Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee.

36 v. Robert Alton (1891-1960)
vi. Stella. Born in Aug 1899 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in Cleburne, Texas in 1940.

Stella married Bob ROBERTS.


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