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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of James C. PARKER (11) & Elizabeth B. CHAMBLISS

37. Larcena E. PARKER. Born on 18 Sep 1840 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Larcena E. died in Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee on 10 Feb 1908. Buried in Feb 1908 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

Obituary: Mrs. Larcena Carnal, aged 68 years, widow of the late Monroe Carnal, died at her home near Clarksburg Monday morning of this week and was buried Tuesday at Parker's Crossroads, this county. Mrs. Carnal was a Parker, a sister to late Mrs. Evelyn Pearson and a most excellent lady.

On 23 Mar 1867 when Larcena E. was 26, she married I. Monroe CARNAL, son of Joshua CARNAL (1808-1850) & Sarah DUNN (1808-1885), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 10 Nov 1831 in North Carolina. At the age of 61, I. Monroe died on 3 Mar 1893. Buried in Mar 1893 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

They had the following children:
75 i. Emma Elizabeth (1868-1941)
ii. Priestly. Born on 20 Oct 1871 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 18, Priestly died on 25 Feb 1890. Buried in Feb 1980 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

iii. Josie. Born on 9 Jan 1879. Josie died in Dec 1879. Buried in Dec 1879 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.


38. Ruth Eveline PARKER. Born on 1 May 1841 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, Ruth Eveline died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 5 Jan 1908. Buried in Jan 1908 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Obituary: Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Pearson was born May 1, 1841, and died at 5 o'clock p.m., Sunday, January 5, 1908. January 7, 1865, she was married to John Pearson, who departed this life September 8, 1900. To this union nine children were born, two of whom died in infancy, Sid in young manhood and six survive, all of whom were present at her death bed. These children are Mrs. John A. Jones (Ludie) of Jackson; Mrs. J. R. Dennison (Lovie) of Lexington; Walter and Priest of Timberlake; Mrs. J.W. Enochs (Ethel) of Lexington, and Leo of Lexington. On the afternoon of January 1st, Mrs. Pearson was stricken with paralysis and it was at once evident to her loved ones that nothing could be done but sorrowfully await the end. Such love and attention as has always bestowed this good mother by her devoted children is one of the most touching and sweetest things of life. Truly did they try to repay her for all the love and care bestowed on them in their younger days. Mrs. Pearson represented the most admirable of all womanly characters-- a devoted wife, affectionate mother, true friend and always accommodating neighbor. He whole life was a labor of love. She was with it all a Christian and Godly woman, holding membership in the Christian Congregation in Lexington. Monday afternoon her remains were laid to rest in the old Cross Roads Cemetery eight miles north of Lexington, where her husband and children gone on before her were at rest. The funeral services were conducted by Elder John Johnson and the obsequies attended by a large crowd of relatives and friends.

On 7 Jan 1865 when Ruth Eveline was 23, she married John PEARSON, son of Shaderick PEARSON, Senior (1809-1873) & Betsy COX (1811-1845), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 7 May 1834 in Anson County, North Carolina. At the age of 66, John died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 8 Sep 1900. Buried in Sep 1900 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Will: I John Pearson do make and publish this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other will by me heretofore made.

Item One. I will and direct that all of my funeral expenses and my just debts be paid out of any moneys I may die possessed of or that comes first into the hands of my Executors and my Executors will erect over my grave a neat tombstone.

Item two. I will devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mrs. R.E. Pearson so much and such part of my estate real and personal as she would have had and taken by law in the event that I had died interstate and she is to have and take such titles and only such there to as she would have had and taken had I died interstate.

Item Three. Subject to the payment of debts and funeral expenses cost of monument and the bequeaths and devises to my wife Mrs. R.E. Pearson all as above stated. I will give bequeath and devise my entire estate real and personal property of every kind to my children. Loudie Jones, Lovie Dennison, Ethal Enochs, Walter Pearson, Priest Pearson, Leo Pearson and W.D. Pearson but in the distribution and division of my estate among my said seven children the first six of them above named shall receive and have the sum of Two Hundred and fifty Dollars ($250.00) each more than my last named son W.D. Pearson and the following named children shall and must be charged with the following amounts as advancements which I have heretofore advanced them viz. Loudie Jones with Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) Lovie Dennison One Hundred and Fifty Dollars($150.00) and each Walter Pearson Leo Pearson and W.D. Pearson each with One Hundred and Twenty Five Dollars ($125.00).

Item Four. On the 1st day of January 1889 my son W.D. Pearson and his wife Emma Pearson conveyed to me by deed of that date a tract of lan d of 195 1/2 acres lying in the 8th civil dist of Henderson County Tenn and upon which the said W.D. Pearson now resides which said deed is recorded in the Registrars office of Henderson County Ten in the Record Book No 9 Page 4121413to which reference is here made for the ______ ___ and this said deed while absolute on its face was intended only as a mortgage to secure me a note for money I let him have to assist him in paying for said lands and on the 8th day of October 1893 the said W.D. Pearson renewed said note for the amount them unpaid and as such renewed note executed to me his note of that date for Two hundred Dollars (200.00) payable on or before Dec. 25th 1894 which is still unpaid and owned by and due me and I hold Title to the above tract of land of 195 1/5 acres to secure same. Now I release my said son W.D. Pearson of all interest on said note up to date of my death and will and direct the my executors shall collect on said note the principal therein to be Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) with interest thereon from the date of my death my Executors will cancel and deliver up to said W.D. Pearson said note and will also transfer and reconvey to him said W.D. Pearson the above tract of land of 195 1/2 acres held by me as above stated as a mortgage to secure said note and upon payment of said note as above stated said Executors are hereby authorized and empowered and directed to execute him a deed to said land.

Item Five. My Executors are hereby fully authorized and empowered and directed to sell all of my real estate for distribution of the assets of my estate among those entitled to the same under this will, But in selling they will sell subject to the titles rights and estates therein. Herein willed and devised to my beloved wife Mrs. R.E. Pearson under the second item of this will. They will sell said real estate either publicly or privately and upon such terms and in such quantities they think best for those entitled to the proceeds thereof under this will and they are hereby fully empowered and authorized to execute all necessary title bonds, warranty deeds and other instruments essential to pass titles to the purchasers.

Item Six. I hereby nominate and appoint Walter Pearson, James Dennison and Wiley Enochs as the Executors of my last will and testament. The words now reside inserted and interlined in the ninth line on page two of the will after the words W.D. Pearson and the words which were there inserted and interlined before I signed this instrument of writing.

My Will.
In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name to this my last will
and testament.
This 28th day of Dec. 1899 Signed John Pearson (seal)

We the undersigned D.E. Scott and J. N. Howard at the request of the testator John Pearson and in his presence and in the presence of each other herewith subscribe our names as witnesses to the forgoing will and the said John Pearson signed his name to the forgoing instrument in our presence and published and proclaimed it to be his last will and testament.

Witnesses on hand this the 28th day of Dec. 1899
Signed D.E. Scott (seal)
J.N. Howard (seal)

Codicil to my will made Dec. 28th 1899
On the 28th day of December 1899 I made and published my last will and testament and I now make the following changes, alterations and additions to said will viz.

I the distribution of the assets of my estate I will and direct that my son Leo Pearson shall not be held liable for or charged with any advancements whatever and that Priest Pearson my son shall be held liable and charged with the sum of One Hundred and twenty five Dollars ($125.00) as an advancement: I having heretofore advanced him that amount. I also authorize and fully empower my executors and so direct and will that they sell the personally coming into their hands as such executors for the purpose of distribution of the assets of me estate among legatees not including in such sale the personal property my wife Mrs. R.E. Pearson takes under my will. My Executors will sell said personally - publicly or privately on such time or terms as they think best. This codicil is to be and is hereby made a part of the will made by me on Dec. 28th 1899. As foresaid and said will is to remain in full force and effect in all respects except as herein changed
or altered by this codicil.

In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name

This January 13th 1900. Signed John Pearson (seal)

We the undersigned D.E. Scott and J.N. Howard at the request of the testator John Pearson and in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses to the foregoing codicil of John Pearson to his will and the said John Pearson signed his name to the foregoing instrument in our presence and published and proclaimed it to be a codicil to his will made by him on the 28th day of December 1899.

Witness our hands this January 13th 1900
Signed D.E. Scott (seal)
J.N. Howard (seal)

Material transcribed by Mary Castle


They had the following children:
i. Sidney A.. Born on 23 Jan 1866. At the age of 26, Sidney A. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 26 May 1892. Buried in May 1892 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Obituary: Another noble, true, and manly spirit has been called home from the cares of life to its eternal ebode. On the morning of May 26 the death angel summoned our young friend, Sidney A. Pearson, from a life of pain and suffering to, we trust, a happier and higher life. Sidney Pearson was born January 23, 1866, and was at the time of his death, 26 years, 4 months and 3 days old. For many years he had been a cripple and a great sufferer from white swelling and for five months previous to his death he had been confined to his bed. His character was truly amiable and noble. When a school boy and his health would permit, he brightened the society in which he moved by cheering words and a pleasant disposition and in after life these traits were predominant. At home where on account of his affliction, he was kept a great part of his time, he was the idol of fond parents, brothers and sisters. With a character abstained by the many sins common to this life, he has been called away in early manhood, leaving an example of self sacrifice, patience and careful consideration for the welfare of others that is worthy of imitation. Let friends and relatives realize that in this act of Providence, Sid is free from all pain. Let this consolation cause the loss we feel give way to praise to God. --J

ii. Lou Emma. Born on 19 Jul 1867 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 60, Lou Emma died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 7 Oct 1927. Buried in Oct 1927 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Ludie".

Obituary: In Memory of a Beloved Woman: It has never in my experience of forty years of newspaper life fallen to my lot to pay tribute to a more noble character, a more admirable and lovable woman than Mrs. Ludie Pearson Jones, the beloved and childless wife of John A. Jones, who laid down the activities of human life and passed to the Great Beyond in her home in Lexington at 8:20 o'clock Friday morning, October 7th, 1927, after three weeks and two days of illness which began on Wednesday, September 14th, and was by the doctors attributed at first to the excessive heat. While from the very first her condition was alarming, she seemed to have become so much better by Wednesday, September 28th, that her family and friends had hoped for her recovery, for on that day she was able to go to the table at the noon hour, but, alas, it was on that day that she again fell into an unconscious condition and so remained much of the time until the end. During her illness when conscious she was a rare example of the uncomplaining sweetness of disposition that had always characterized her and the close affectionate attention that was given by her faithful husband, her only surviving sister, Mrs. Ethel Enochs, her newest sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter C. Pearson, and others, must have made her realize how deeply she was loved by her family and by a host of friends whom she had gathered and held through the years of her life, all of which had been spent in Lexington and near by, except a comparatively short residence in Jackson. She was a finely balanced woman, one whose heart was unlimited in its capacity to love but had no room for any other feeling. The devotion of her brothers, sisters, and other relatives was out of the ordinary, for they all loved and looked up to 'Ludie", for she was the eldest of the household of children except her half brothers, Dudley, who died in 1918. Long ago she absorbed the indisputable truth that there is no real pleasure in life except in doing for others and she had lived up to that knowledge every day of her life. I am writing this in the first person because I loved here and because to her for forty-three years I was never anything but "William", a friend whom she never doubted. Ludie Pearson was the eldest daughter of John and Mrs. Evelyn Pearson and was born at the old home place four miles north of Lexington July 19th, 1867. She made an open profession of faith and found a home in the Southern Methodist Church when she was about seventeen years of age. On the 13th day of May, 1885, she was happily married, nothwithstanding no children came to bless the home, but her heart was naturally that of a mother, so she loved the children of her people and friends. Her parents died years ago, her brother Sid passed away May 26th, 1893, and her sister, Lovie, wife of J.R. Dennison, died suddenly in the summer of 1924, leaving three brothers, Walter, Priest, and Leo, and one sister, Ethel (Mrs. Enochs) to survive her. The last rites in her honor were held in the church she loved last Sunday afternoon. Pastor W.D. Jenkins made an appropriate talk after which Rev. Fleetwood Balls spoke more from a personal viewpoint. The tributes paid her were deserved, and the songs by the choir were her favorites.

On 13 May 1885 when Lou Emma was 17, she married John A. JONES, son of Henderson Tillman JONES (1830-1889) & Alzada AZBILL (1827-1889). Born on 19 Dec 1859 in Tennessee. At the age of 83, John A. died in Oklahoma on 7 Sep 1943.

76 iii. Melvina Elizabeth (1869-1924)
77 iv. Walter C. (1871-1929)
78 v. Priestly Peter (1874-1954)
79 vi. Ethel E. (1877-1952)
vii. Messil. Born in 1879 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Messil died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1879. Buried in 1879 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

80 viii. Leo Howard (1881-1935)
ix. Infant. Born in 1884. Infant died in 1884. Buried in 1884 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

x. Maggie E.. Born on 28 Jun 1889 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Maggie E. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 18 Aug 1889. Buried in Aug 1889 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

xi. Kelvina B..


39. Rebecca J. PARKER. Born on 16 Mar 1844 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 31, Rebecca J. died on 28 Jan 1876. Buried in Jan 1876 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Cause of death: Pneumonia.

On 18 Dec 1860 when Rebecca J. was 16, she married John Wilkerson Marshall WATSON, son of Jesse WATSON (1802-1875) & Susannah McCUNE (1805-1899), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in 1842 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. At the age of 36, John Wilkerson Marshall died in Gibson County, Tennessee on 17 Sep 1878. Buried in Sep 1878 in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Rutherford, Gibson County, Tennessee. Occupation: School Teacher.

They had the following children:
81 i. James M. (1864-)
82 ii. Bedford Forrest (1866-)
83 iii. Josephine (1868-1934)
84 iv. Joseph P. (1869-1906)
v. William. Born in Tennessee.

vi. Jesse C.. Born in 1872 in Tennessee. Resided in Was living with his aunt, Larcnenia Parker Carnal in the 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee, in 1880. in 1880.

85 vii. Edward Lee (1876-1956)

40. Priestly E. PARKER. Born on 22 Apr 1848 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 42, Priestly E. died in Tennessee on 26 Apr 1890. Buried in Apr 1890 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

Priestley Parker lived with his uncle, Priest Parker, in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee, in 1870.

Priestly E. married Sarah E. BUTLER, daughter of John BUTLER Senior (1818-) & Elizabeth L. MEALS (1829-). Born on 29 Jul 1856 in Alabama. Resided in District 8, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in Lauderdale County, Alabama in 1860. Resided in District 8, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in District 11, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma in 1910. Resided in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma in 1920. Alias/AKA: "Sallie".

Sarah E. Butler was living with her grandparents, Daniel J. and Nancy Coffman Meals during the 1860 Henderson County, Tennessee Census.

They had the following children:
i. Elizabeth E.. Born on 11 Oct 1874 in Tennessee. At the age of 5, Elizabeth E. died in Carroll County, Tennessee on 18 Sep 1880. Buried in Sep 1880 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Alias/AKA: "Lizzie".

ii. Unice E.. Born in 1876 in Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

iii. Arthur C.. Born in 1879 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma in 1910. Resided in Dawson, Tulsa County, Oklahoma in 1920. Occupation: 1910 - Real Estate Agent. Occupation: 1920 - Oil operation.

iv. Linney. Born in Oct 1882 in Tennessee. Resided in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900.

v. Georgie. Born in 1889 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma in 1910.

vi. Priestly E.. Born in Feb 1890 in Tennessee. Resided in District 11, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900. Resided in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma in 1910.


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