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Fourth Generation (Continued)

Family of Martha Jane PRITCHARD (17) & Henry W. COX

42. Henry C. COX. Born in 1846 in Mississippi. Resided in North Division, Marshall County, Mississippi in 1850. Resided in Marshall County, Mississippi in 1860. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

On 25 Oct 1866 when Henry C. was 20, he married Mary Ann ROSSER, daughter of William H. ROSSER (1813-1856) & Mary Jane PARKER (1824-1891), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 23 Mar 1848 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

They had the following children:
i. Martha Jane. Born in 1868 in Tennessee.

ii. William. Born in 1871. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

iii. Roberta. Born in 1873 in Tennessee.

iv. John B.. Born in 1875 in Tennessee.


43. Susan Morning COX. Born on 21 Dec 1849 in Mississippi. At the age of 38, Susan Morning died on 1 May 1888. Buried in May 1888 in Kee Cemetery, Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in North Division, Marshall County, Mississippi in 1850. Resided in District 7, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

On 13 Oct 1867 when Susan Morning was 17, she married Martin Luther KEE, son of Reverend James Henry KEE (1817-1879) & Sarah A. ? (1817-1860), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 16 Mar 1843. At the age of 83, Martin Luther died in Lavinia, Carroll County, Tennessee on 12 Sep 1926. Buried in 1926 in New Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in House # 1680, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in Marshall County, Mississippi in 1860. Resided in District 7, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

Military: Martin applied for/and received an invalid pension #541,669/468,409. His widow, Ella P Kee received a pension in 1926 #1,556,325/A-2-2-"27.


Obituary: Dies at Lavinia: M.J. Kee, generally known at "Mart", aged 83 years on the 16th of last March, died last Sunday, September 12th, at his home in Lavinia, Carroll County, principally from the infirmities of age. He had been twice married and is survived by two daughters by his first wife: Josie (Mrs. John Olive), of the old 8th District of this county, and Hassie (Mrs. R. L. McKenzie) of Lexington; and one daughter by his last marriage, Velma (Mrs. Todd Yancy) of Latonia, Kentucky. He left two sons, Jim of Lavinia, and Emmett of Dexter, Missouri. When the end came all the children were present except Mrs. McKenzie, who herself was seriously ill. The funeral occurred at Liberty Church, a veteran of the Federal Army of the War 1861-1865 and his loyalty to the Union that time of the civil strife was one of the prides of his life. As a soldier of the Union he thought he was entitled to the pension given him by the government and was proud that he had it to depend on in his older days. "Mart" Kee was a strong character and will be remembered.

Military: Martin Luther served in Company K, 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry.

They had the following children:
99 i. James Henry (1868-1945)
ii. Luda. Born in 1869 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 7, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1870.

100 iii. Josie Florence (1872-1943)
iv. Hassie Jane. Born on 10 Aug 1875 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 52, Hassie Jane died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 6 Jan 1928. Buried in Jan 1928 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

Obituary: Mrs. Hassie Jane McKenzie, aged 52 years, died January 6th, a victim of ptomaine poisoning, contracted by eating canned salmon on the 4th. At midnight Mrs. McKenzie said she felt better and insisted on her husband going to sleep, which he tried to do, but awakened in 30 minutes to find that her spirit had left its tenement of clay. Mrs. McKenzie was born in Carroll County, August 10, 1875, and was a daughter of the late Martin L. Kee. She was first married on March 17, 1906, to Esq. R.W. Wallace, county judge of Henderson County who died several years ago. On October 16th, 1922, she was married to Mr. McKenzie who survives her. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Olive, this county, and two brothers, James Kee, Carroll County, and Emmett Kee, Dexter, Missouri, and a half sister, Mrs. Velma Yancy, Murray, Kentucky. Other survivors include a niece, Mrs. Ray Herndon, of Bruceton, who as Miss Jessie Olive, lived with her aunt eight years and attended school in Lexington. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.

On 17 Mar 1906 when Hassie Jane was 30, she first married Robert W WALLACE, son of William WALLACE (1818-) & Lucinda W. ? (1828-), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 17 Jul 1854 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 59, Robert W died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee in Oct 1913. Buried in Oct 1913 in McCall Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 20th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Obituary: Ex-County Judge and Well-Known Citizen Stricken on the Public Square and Dies in Three Hours: R. W. Wallace, former County Judge, while sitting in front of the Stewart drugstore, last Monday about 1 o'clock p.m., was stricken with what the doctors pronounced to be paralysis, was carried to his home on Jackson Street and died about four o'clock, or some three hours after the stroke. Robert W. Wallace was a son of William Wallace and was born in Henderson County, east of Lexington, July 17, 1854. In those days an education was limited but Mr. Wallace secured enough to enable him to become a fair man of business. From the first of his manhood, when he married Ellen, daughter of Calvin McCall, on the 26th day of September 1875, he was a good citizen and was honored by his people of the old 20th district. While a member of the county court he was made Chairman of that body and later than that was nominated and elected County Judge to fill out the unexpired term of Judge T.A. Lancaster. While in office he guarded the good name and finances of the county to the very best of his ability and all through his life was given the name of being a just and honest man, one who invariably allied himself with the moral side of all public questions. To the union with Ellen, the first wife, three children were born. Hubert died a few years ago at Wildersville, and Ohlen, of Paducah, and Viloa, wife of Atlas Johnson of this county, survive him. Mrs. Johnson was in Lexington on the day that her father was stricken. The wife of his youth died on November 18th, 1900, and Mr. Wallace then married Miss Ida Threadgill, sister of our Townsman, Green Threadgill, and she died after about one year of married life. On March 11, 1906, Judge Wallace found another helpmate in the person of Miss Hassie Kee of Carroll County, a most wonderful woman, who survives him. Barring the ill luck of continued feeble health, which led Judge Wallace to believe he would sometime be called away as he was, the home life here in Lexington was ideal, both Judge and Mrs. Wallace finding much pleasure in their quiet days, as well as the visits of themselves and their respective people. The remains of Judge Wallace were carried Tuesday to the McCall graveyard, six miles east of Lexington, and there interred by the side of his first and second wives. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball, of the Baptist Church, of which communion the deceased had long been a member.

On 16 Oct 1922 when Hassie Jane was 47, she second married R.L. McKENZIE. R.L. died in Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee on 13 Nov 1929. Buried in 1929 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: R.L. McKenzie, of whose death in Western State Hospital we gave scant notice last week, passing away on the 13th inst., had been married three times, first in his young manhood to Miss Dollie Milam, second to Mrs. Hassie Wallace, widow of Esq. Robert Wallace, and third to Mrs. Audy Lundy, widow, daughter of J.D. Knowles of Gibson County. In his prime he was a man of ability and during the lifetime of his second wife, here in Lexington, he did well as a cotton seed buyer. His physical and mental condition both failed for many months before the end. Rev. G.W. Florence conducted the funeral services at Lexington Cemetery.

101 v. Charles M. (1878-1907)
vi. Laborn C.. Born in Mar 1880 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880.

102 vii. Emma (1883-1917)
103 viii. Emmett Wilder (1883-1967)

Marriage License: State of Tennessee, Carroll County.

To Any Regular Minister of the Gospel having the Care of Souls, or to any Judge, Chancellor, or Justice of the Peace of Said County: These are to authorize you, or either of you, to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between Mr. Martin L. Kee and Miss Susan M. Cox of our County, agreeably in the direction of an act of Assembly in such case made and provided. Provided Always, That the said, Susan M. Cox be an actual resident in this County: otherwise, these shall be null and void, and shall not be accounted any license or authority to you, or either of you for the purpose aforesaid were than through the same hand ever been prayed or granted. Given at the Clerk's Office of Said County.

This 7th day of October 1867.
W.H. Graves, Clerk of Carroll County Court.
____________________________________________
Marriage License
Mr. Martin L. Kee to Ms. Susan M. Cox Issued 7 October 1867.
I solemnized the Rites of Matrimony between the within named parties on the 13th day of October 1867.

D.W. Perkins, G.M.

44. John Benjamin COX. Born in 1856 in Mississippi. At the age of 79, John Benjamin died in 1935. Buried in 1935 in McLemoresville Cemetery, McLemoresville, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Marshall County, Mississippi in 1860. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1900.

In 1877 when John Benjamin was 21, he married Mary Emma ROSS, daughter of Frederick Issac ROSS (1831-1910) & Mary Jane SMITH (1835-1906), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born in 1861 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Mary Emma died in Trezevant, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in 7th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1880. Alias/AKA: "Emmy".

They had one child:
104 i. Posie Oscar (1878-1947)

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