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Third Generation (Continued)

Family of Minerva A. WALKER (5) & John BRAY

22. William Martin BRAY. Born on 26 Nov 1843 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 90, William Martin died in Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee on 5 Feb 1934. Resided in District 16, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee in 1909.

On 6 Jul 1862 when William Martin was 18, he first married Harriett F. FULLER, daughter of James Hill FULLER Senior (1823-1892) & Eleanor McCALL (1824-1874), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 6 Oct 1846 in Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 61, Harriett F. died on 28 Jan 1908. Buried in Jan 1908 in Union Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 16, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850.

They had the following children:
i. James Priestly. Born on 4 Dec 1863 in Tennessee. Resided in Chicago, Illinois in Feb 1934.

ii. Victoria Jane. Born on 20 Nov 1865. At the age of 4, Victoria Jane died on 16 Sep 1870. Buried in Sep 1870 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iii. Felix Josephus. Born on 22 Aug 1867. Resided in Dallas, Texas in Feb 1934. Alias/AKA: "Joe".

iv. John Ernest. Born on 13 Jul 1869. At the age of 12, John Ernest died on 29 Oct 1881. Buried in Oct 1881 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee.

v. Manley Warren. Born on 3 May 1871.

vi. Everett Franklin. Born on 23 Jul 1873.

vii. Henry Lee. Born on 27 Dec 1875.

viii. William Fuller. Born on 1 Dec 1877. Resided in Dallas, Texas in Feb 1934. Alias/AKA: "Will".

ix. George McCall. Born on 28 Oct 1881.

x. Eleanor Harriet. Born on 8 Aug 1883. Eleanor Harriet died on 29 Jun 1884. Buried in Jun 1884 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Hattie".

xi. Eugene McCall. Born on 4 Nov 1884. Resided in Dallas, Texas in Feb 1934.


In Jan 1910 when William Martin was 66, he second married Maggie ?.

23. Nancy Jane BRAY. Born on 2 Nov 1845 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Nancy Jane died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 7 Oct 1913. Buried in Oct 1913 in Decaturville Cemetery, Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee. Resided in District 16, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850.


On 3 Nov 1860 when Nancy Jane was 15, she married Curry Pettigrew DENNISON, son of Stephen DENNISON (1789-1865) & Elizabeth INGRAM (1797-1860). Born on 11 Nov 1839 in Tennessee. At the age of 73, Curry Pettigrew died in Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee on 5 Jul 1913. Buried in Jul 1913 in Decaturville City Cemetery, Decaturville, Tennessee. Resided in Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee in 1909. Occupation: Farmer and hotel manager.

Curry P. Dennison was a successful farmer and merchant in Decatur County, Tennessee. He later was the proprietor of the Dennison House in Decaturville. The Dennison House was a leading hotel in the area for the period.


They had the following children:
65 i. Fredonia A (1862-1946)
ii. Kittie A. Born on 17 Oct 1864. Resided in Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee in Oct 1913. Resided in Paris, Henry County, Tennessee in Aug 1946.

Kittie A married Doctor J.G. McMILLAN.

iii. William R. Born on 13 Apr 1866. Resided in Perryville, Decatur County, Tennessee in Oct 1913.

66 iv. Mary Ann (1868-1945)
67 v. Granville L (1870-1926)
68 vi. Harriet Rosetta (1873-)
vii. Bertha Lillian. Born on 13 Feb 1880 in Chesterfield, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 77, Bertha Lillian died in Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California on 10 Aug 1957. Resided in Santa Monica, California in Oct 1913. Resided in Santa Monica, California in Aug 1946.

On 7 Aug 1900 when Bertha Lillian was 20, she married Frank A HELTON.

viii. Allie J. Born on 13 Mar 1884. At the age of 20, Allie J died on 12 May 1904. Buried in May 1904 in City Cemetery, Decaturville, Decatur County, Tennessee.

On 27 Aug 1902 when Allie J was 18, she married R. Edgar BUTLER, in Decatur County, Tennessee.


24. Felix R. BRAY. Born in 1848 in Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 72, Felix R. died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in Aug 1920. Resided in District 16, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in 20th District, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1909.

Felix Bray ran a successful merchandise business for a number of years at Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee. He then moved to Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, in about 1895. At Jackson, he engaged in business endeavors to include a hotel and a flour meal. Felix also engaged for several years in the timber business.

Felix R. married Telitha Catherine FULLER, daughter of James Hill FULLER Senior (1823-1892) & Eleanor McCALL (1824-1874). Born in 1850 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 16, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1850. Alias/AKA: "Kittie".

They had the following children:
i. Sidney M.. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1920.

ii. Demonia. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1920.

iii. Ed. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1920.

iv. Curtis. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1920.

v. Mildred. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1920.

vi. Catherine. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1920.

vii. Artie. Resided in Winchester, Tennessee in 1920.

viii. Lessie. Resided in New York in 1920.

ix. Eleanor.


25. Curry L BRAY. Born on 10 Nov 1857 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Curry L died in Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee on 16 Oct 1925. Buried in Oct 1925 in Greenfield, Weakley County, Tennessee. Resided in Greenfield, Weakley County, Tennessee in 1909.

In Dec 1876 when Curry L was 19, he married Laura Joan McCALL, daughter of Calvin B. McCALL (1829-1894) & Emily Cassandra INGRAM (1832-1897). Born in 1854. At the age of 86, Laura Joan died in Greenfield, Weakley County, Tennessee in Apr 1940.


They had the following children:
i. Clara. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in 1940.

Clara married Robert KNIGHT.

ii. Trula. Resided in Greenfield, Weakley County, Tennessee in 1940.


26. Minerva Adelaide BRAY. Born on 14 Dec 1865. At the age of 90, Minerva Adelaide died on 20 Oct 1956. Buried in Oct 1956 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Alsie".

Minerva and John were twins.

Minerva Adelaide married George W McCALL, son of Andrew McCALL Junior (1827-1902) & Nancy Jane DENNISON (1833-1908). Born on 28 Jun 1856 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 89, George W died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 14 Aug 1945. Buried in Aug 1945 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

MISCELLANEOUS: GOODSPEED HENDERSON COUNTY BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES HISTORY OF TENNESSEE FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT; TOGETHER WITH AN HISTORICAL AND A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF HENDERSON, CHESTER, MCNAIRY, DECATUR, AND HARDIN COUNTIES, BESIDES A VALUABLE FUND OF NOTES, ORIGINAL OBSERVATIONS, REMINISCENCES, ETC., ETC. ILLUSTRATED NASHVILLE: THE GOODSPEED PUBLISHING CO., 1886

G. W. McCall

G. W. McCall, a member of the dry goods firm of Dennison & McCall, of Lexington, is a son of Andrew and Jane (Dennison) McCall. The father is of Scotch-Irish extraction, born in South Carolina in 1827; when but three years of age left the Palmetto State with his father, Andrew Dennison [sic.], Sr., immigrating to Henderson County, Tenn., and located in the Twentieth Dist., where the latter bought about 800 acres of land and began cultivation. He was one of the pioneer settlers and best known men in the county; departed this life in 1841 at the age of fifty-one years. Andrew, Jr., was married in 1849, to a lady who was born in Decatur County in 1833, and who bore him eight children, of whom our subject is the third. Mr. and Mrs. McCall are living on- the old homestead, where they own 820 acres of valuable soil. G. W. McCall received a good education in the Henderson County schools, and attended two sessions at McKenzie, Carroll County. In 1873 he accepted a situation in a general store at Fulton, Ky., where he remained two years; he continued clerking for some time in different localities and in 1882 entered into a partnership with Mr. P. J. Dennison, establishing a first-class dry goods house in Lexington. They are both mean of energy and ability, and have met with great success in their undertaking. Mr. McCall is a Republican; cast his first vote for the late James A. Garfield in 1880. He is a genial man and worthy citizen, having a large circle of friends and acquaintances.


They had the following children:
i. Annie. Born on 18 Jun 1890.

Annie married William Lee MILLER. Resided in Scott, Mississippi in Aug 1945.

ii. Eff Muse. Born on 20 Jan 1892. At the age of 79, Eff Muse died on 12 Sep 1971. Resided in Blytheville, Arkansas in Aug 1945.

Eff Muse married Carolyn PAGE.

69 iii. John Andrew (1894-1973)
iv. Mildred. Born in 1896. Resided in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee in Aug 1945.

Mildred married Ernest BALL.

v. Georgia A. Born on 22 Mar 1901 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 38, Georgia A died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 27 Dec 1939. Cause of death: Georgia's house caught fire and she burned to death.

Georgia McCall never married.


27. John Askew BRAY. Born on 14 Dec 1865 in Tennessee. At the age of 80, John Askew died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 6 Dec 1946. Buried in Dec 1946 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

John Askew married Mary Adelaide McCALL, daughter of Andrew McCALL Junior (1827-1902) & Nancy Jane DENNISON (1833-1908). Born on 31 Jul 1865 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 82, Mary Adelaide died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 5 Jul 1948. Buried in Jul 1948 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Carl. Born on 16 Nov 1886. At the age of 10, Carl died on 10 Jul 1897. Buried in Jul 1897 in Union Church Cemetery, Lone Elm, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Tom.

iii. George.

iv. Josie.


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