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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Martha Jane MEALS (14) & John Terry DOUGLAS

62. James Gray DOUGLAS. Born on 21 Oct 1852 in Tennessee. At the age of 45, James Gray died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1898. Buried in 1898 in Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Jim".

On 9 May 1886 when James Gray was 33, he married Julie Catherine WILSON, daughter of Henry Thompson WILSON & Lucinda STORY. Born on 31 Jul 1860 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 77, Julie Catherine died on 9 Jul 1938. Buried in 1938 in Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born in 1889. Infant died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Jul 1889. Buried in 1889 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Infant. Born in Henderson County, Tennessee. Infant died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 19 Mar 1890. Buried in 1890 in Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iii. Infant. Born in Henderson County, Tennessee. Infant died on 19 Mar 1890. Buried in 1890 in Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iv. Infant. Born in Henderson County, Tennessee. Infant died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 25 Nov 1890. Buried in 1890 in Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

159 v. Oscar A. (1891-1966)
160 vi. Rubye Ora (1893-1971)
vii. John Wilburn. Born on 3 Jan 1895 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 42, John Wilburn died in Chicago, Illinois on 12 Aug 1937. Buried in 1937 in Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

John Wilburn married Lydia A. TAYLOR. Born in 1896. At the age of 79, Lydia A. died in 1975. Buried in 1975 in Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

161 viii. Clarence Virgil (1897-1962)
ix. Curtis.


63. Louis Bryant DOUGLAS. Born on 25 Oct 1855 in Tennessee. At the age of 79, Louis Bryant died in 1935. Buried in 1935 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in House 108, 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880.

On 11 Jan 1877 when Louis Bryant was 21, he married Mary Elizabeth WILLIAMS, daughter of Richard WILLIAMS & Mae FULLER. Born on 29 Nov 1859. At the age of 64, Mary Elizabeth died on 2 Feb 1924. Buried in Feb 1924 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in House 108, 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880. Alias/AKA: "Mollie".

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born in 1878. Infant died in 1878. Buried in 1878 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

162 ii. Robert Lee (1879-1963)
iii. Ollie Bryant. Born in 1882. At the age of 67, Ollie Bryant died in 1949. Buried in 1949 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Dundee, Mississippi in 1924.

163 iv. Minnie Bell (1894-1967)
164 v. Beulah Mae (1897-)
vi. Connie. Resided in 8th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1924.

Connie married Henry Lafayette AZBILL, son of Eugene Ethelred AZBILL (1895-1965) & Florence Louisa Jane FESMIRE (319) (1898-1979). Born on 6 Aug 1932. Henry Lafayette died on 31 Aug 1932. Buried in Sep 1932 in Antioch Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

vii. Isaac Collins. Isaac Collins died in 1965. Buried in 1965 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Conne".


64. John Newton DOUGLAS. Born on 5 Apr 1861 in Tennessee. At the age of 71, John Newton died in Tennessee on 7 Oct 1932. Buried in 1932 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Will: KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That I , John N. Douglas of Bargerton, Henderson County, Tennessee, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, making null and void all other wills by me at any time made:

1st. I direct that all my bona fide debts of every character, including funeral expenses, be paid promptly after my death by executors hereinafter named.

2nd. I give, devise and bequeath to my son, Lester Douglas all of my farming lands and improvements thereon, lying and being situated in the 1st Civil District of Henderson County, Tennessee, generally bounded and described as follows: Bounded on the North by the lands of Peter Wheeler; on the South by the lands of W.A. Miller; on the East by the lands of Shoat Utley; on the West by the C.C. Meals lands, containing by estimation 175 acres, one tract of which was purchased by me from Henderson Meals; one tract from Sherman Meals; one tract from Abe Douglas and one tract from Tom Shelton. Also any farming tools or implements owned by me. I also give and bequeath to my said son Lester Douglas $500.00 stock in the United Grocery Company, Lexington, Tenn. The principal reason for giving, devising and bequeathing my farming lands to my said son is because he has always lived upon said lands, kept them up in good repair, and has aided my very materially in other ways.

3rd. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Dora Douglass-Coffman my homeplace at Bargerton, 1st Civil District of Henderson County, Tenn., which property is generally bounded and described as follows: Bounded on the North by Dora Coffman lands; on the South by the lands of Sam McDaniel; on the East by the lands of Willie Coffman; and on the West by the lands of Dora Coffman, containing about 1.5 acres, generally known as the W.A Bobbit property. Excluding, however, from said tract about 3/4 acre of land on which is located the storehouse and gin, and said 3/4 acre of an acre on which is located said storehouse and gin is not intended or understood to be devised to my said daughter, Dora Douglass-Coffman.

4th. I give and devise to my daughter, Claudia Douglass-Williams, $1000.00 Bank Stock owned by me in the Central State Bank, Lexington, Tenn., to be hers absolute Ely and as her separate property.

5th. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Josie Douglas $1,000.00 in cash, I already having a contract and agreement with her as to her share in my property, and this provision in my will is in accordance with said agreement that she is to have $1000.00 in cash.

6th. It is my Will that my said children divide equally and satisfactorily among themselves all the household goods, including beds, bed-clothing, furniture and heirlooms, belonging to me individually, without exposing any of said property for sale, and my Executors are directed to turn said property over to them.

7th. I will and direct that my said Executors sell the storehouse and lot on which it is situated and contents thereof, as well as the gin lot, and divide the proceeds equally among my said children, namely: Lester Douglass, Dora Douglass-Coffman, and Claudia Douglass-Williams, and they are hereby authorized and directed to make general warranty deeds conveying real estate.
The gin lot on which a gin is located belongs to me, but is under contract or least to Austin and Lawerence for them to use so long as the gin is operated on the premises, but when it ceases to operate or is abandoned as gin property or removed, the right of possession of said lot reverts to me or my estate, and my Executors my exercise their good judgment as to the proper time for them to make a sale of said gin lot.

8th. If there remains any other property, either personal or real estate which I may own at my death undisposed of above, it is my wish and Will that said property be converted into cash and divided equally among my said children. 9th. If any of the beneficiaries under this Will should contest said Will or any of the provisions thereof or bequests thereunder, they shall forfeit their rights to participate under said Will or otherwise in my estate.


Lastly: I nominate and appoint as my Executors J.J. Lawrence and R.L. Douglass.

Witness my signature on this the 27th day of February, 1931.

Signed

J. N. Douglass

STATE OF TENNESSEE
HENDERSON COUNTY

Signed by the said John N. Douglass as and for his last Will and Testament is the presence of us, the undersigned, who at his request, and in his sight and presence have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses.
This the 27th day of February, 1931


E.W. Essary
Dura Lewis

On 17 Nov 1878 when John Newton was 17, he married Sarah Catherine MEALS (106) , daughter of William Henderson MEALS Junior (33) (1832-1894) & Sara Ann SINGLETON (1834-1877), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 30 Oct 1862. At the age of 51, Sarah Catherine died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 27 Feb 1914. Buried in 1914 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: In Loving Memory: Katherine J. Meals was born October 30, 1862, and died February 27, 1914, aged 51 years. On November 17, 1878, she was married to John Douglas who survives. The union was blessed with four children, Dora (Mrs.D.A. Coffman), Claudie (Mrs. T.M. Williams) and one son, W.L. Douglas. One died in infancy. She professed faith in Christ in 1894 and united with Missionary Baptist Church at Mt. Gilead, where she lived a consistent member until the angels conducted her soul to the Church Triumphant.--A Friend

They had the following children:

165 i. Dora Anne (1879-1962)
ii. Infant. Born in 1881 in Tennessee. Infant died in 1881. Buried in 1881 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

166 iii. Willie Lester (1883-1957)
167 iv. Claudia Hester (1887-1975)

65. Tennessee Grant Terry DOUGLAS. Born on 10 Dec 1863. At the age of 82, Tennessee Grant Terry died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 14 Apr 1946. Buried in 1946 in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Tennie".

On 10 Dec 1880 when Tennessee Grant Terry was 17, she married George Washington ANDERSON, son of William ANDERSON & Rebecca ?. Born on 12 Sep 1855 in Tennessee. At the age of 69, George Washington died on 7 Dec 1924. Buried in 1924 in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Religion: Poplar Springs Methodist Church, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
168 i. Lonnie H. (1881-1976)
169 ii. Hautie Lone (1883-1958)
iii. Joseph Leroy. Born on 8 Oct 1884. At the age of 82, Joseph Leroy died on 11 Mar 1967. Buried in 1967 in Nebo Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Joseph Leroy first married Maudie PRUETT.

Joseph Leroy second married VERA.

iv. James Hubert. Born on 15 Mar 1886 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, James Hubert died on 29 Sep 1952. Buried in 1952 in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

James Hubert married Vera Mae SYKES.

v. Willard Pafford. Born on 3 Feb 1890 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 79, Willard Pafford died on 30 Nov 1969.

Willard Pafford married Jeler TUCKER.

170 vi. Cebia Osburn (1891-1969)
vii. Whitfield. Born in Apr 1896 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Whitfield died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1896. Buried in 1896 in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

viii. Arlon Vestal. Born on 5 Jan 1898 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 71, Arlon Vestal died on 13 Nov 1969.

Arlon Vestal married Effie Lee McMINN.

171 ix. Velmer Newton (1900-1944)
x. Zelmer Bryant. Born on 9 Jul 1900 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 77, Zelmer Bryant died on 7 Oct 1977. Buried in 1977 in Independence Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Zelmer Bryant married Margaret Fredonia ADAMS, daughter of Newton Addison ADAMS (1855-1938) & Mary Frances PRUETT (1864-1938).

xi. Veron Ramelle. Born on 29 Nov 1902. Alias/AKA: "Ramer".

Veron Ramelle married Guy WHITE.

172 xii. Bobby Othel (1904-)

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