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                                                     Generation No. 1.

James L.4 Essary (James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 1805 in NC, and died 12 Feb 1864 in MO, USA. He married Martha McClain Abt. 1826 in Cannon Co., TN, USA. She was born Abt. 1809 in TN, USA, and died Abt. 1881.

Notes for James L. Essary:

1840 Cannon Co., TN
Essary, James 2 1 -- -- -- 1 1 1 2 -- -- 1

1840 Cannon Co., TN

Essary, James -- 2 -- 2 -- -- -- -- 1(60-70) -- 1 3 -- -- 1 -- -- 1

1840 Henderson Co., TN

Essary, John -- -- -- -- 1(20-30) -- -- -- -- 1

Essary, Thomas -- 1 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1

Essary, Joseph 1 1 -- -- -- 1(40-50)

 

1850 Cannon Co, TN, dist. 4, Brady Rock

#125 Essary, James L. 45 farmer 550 NC
Martha 41 TN
George C. 17 TN
Nancy E. 15 TN
John 12 TN
James 10 TN
Delila 8 TN
Telda 5 TN
Andrew J. 3
Betsy A. 4/12 TN
James Essary 71 PA


Children of James Essary and Martha McClain are:

+ 2 i. Rebecca E.5 Essary, born 1827 in TN.
3 ii. Martha F. Essary, born 1831 in TN.
+ 4 iii. George C. Essary, born 1833 in TN.
5 iv. Nancy E. Essary, born 1835 in TN.
6 v. (Daughter) Essary, born 1836 in TN.
7 vi. John Essary, born 1838 in TN.
8 vii. James Essary, born 1840 in TN.
9 viii. Delila Essary, born 1842 in TN.
10 ix. Matilda J. Essary, born 1845 in TN.
+ 11 x. Andrew Jackson Essary, born Dec 1847 in TN; died 1928 in IA, USA.
12 xi. Elizabeth A. Essary, born May 1850 in TN.

                                                   Generation No. 2

Rebecca E.5 Essary (James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 1827 in TN. She married James L. Craft 29 Nov 1845 in Cannon Co., TN, USA, son of William Craft and Catherine Cherry. He was born 1824 in Bradyville, Cannon Co., TN, USA, and died 29 Jul 1887 in Prarie Grove, Washington Co., AR.

Children of Rebecca Essary and James Craft are:

13 i. Mary A.6 Croft, born 1847 in Cannon Co., TN, USA.
+ 14 ii. Martha E. Craft, born Apr 1848 in Cannon Co., TN, USA; died 16 Jan 1928 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
15 iii. John R. Craft, born 1849 in Cannon Co., TN, USA; died in Cannon Co., TN, USA.
16 iv. Nancy C. Croft, born 1850 in Cannon Co., TN, USA.
+ 17 v. William Jackson Craft, born 23 Feb 1852 in Webster Co., MO, USA; died 12 Mar 1939 in Livingston, Polk Co., TX, USA.
18 vi. Rebecca J. Craft, born 1855 in Webster Co., MO, USA.
19 vii. Emily C. Craft, born 1856 in Webster Co., TN, USA.
20 viii. James L. Craft, born 12 May 1860 in Webster Co., MO, USA.

 4. George C.5 Essary (James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 1833 in TN.



Child of George C. Essary is:

+ 21 i. Hiram6 Essary, born Jul 1848 in IL, USA.

 11. Andrew Jackson5
Essary (James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born Dec 1847 in TN, and died 1928 in IA, USA. He married Cassandra Deckard.



Children of Andrew Essary and Cassandra Deckard are:

22 i. Sallie6 Essary.
+ 23 ii. Matilda Essary, born 1867; died 1964 in MO, USA.

                                                      Generation No. 3

Martha E.6 Craft (Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born Apr 1848 in Cannon Co., TN, USA, and died 16 Jan 1928 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA. She married (1) Charles H. Primm 16 Aug 1863 in Shelby Co., TN, USA. She married (2) Joseph Dodson Selvidge 27 Jun 1867 in Webster Co., MO, USA1, son of William Selvidge and Elizabeth Walker. He was born 25 Oct 1839 in Roane Co., TN, USA, and died 23 May 1889 in Bradleyville, Taney Co., MO, USA.

More About Martha E. Craft:

Burial: 17 Jan 1928, Brownbranch Cemetery, Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA

Notes for Joseph Dodson Selvidge:

Joseph Dodson Selvidge served in the Union Army during the War between the States. He was a private in Company B, Phelps Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. He enlisted 5 September 1861 and was discharged 9 April 1862. He had had measles and had a backset which went into pneumonia and left him with a heart condition. He drew a pension on this disability from the US Government as a Civil War Veteran.

Martha E. Selvidge applied for a widows pension and it was granted. She had minor children.

 

Buried in Sherrodd Cemetery, Taney County, Missouri

Directions: From Brown Branch take hwy 76 South, turn West at Dalton Road.(It is just before you get to Douglas County line. follow Dalton Road about 5 miles. At Fletcher Road turn right going through fields crossing 5 cattle guards. the Cemetery is in a open field. It is fenced and taken care of. Would like to note this cemetery is very old and is weathering very badly. some of the stones are falling over and the lettering is disappearing. CarolJane Guthery\McMillin.

 
Child of Martha Craft and Charles Primm is:

+ 24 i. Pleasant John7 Primm, born 24 Sep 1866.

Children of Martha Craft and Joseph Selvidge are:

+ 25 i. Julia E.7 Selvidge, born 13 Jan 1870 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA; died 1947 in CA, USA.
+ 26 ii. William Lee Selvidge, born 10 Jul 1873 in Webster Co., MO, USA; died 17 Mar 1939 in Bradleyville, Taney Co., MO, USA.
+ 27 iii. Sarah E. Selvidge, born 10 Nov 1876 in Webster Co., MO, USA; died 02 Apr 1953 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, USA.
28 iv. James J. Selvidge, born 10 Oct 1879 in MO, USA; died 21 Dec 1958 in Taney Co., MO, USA.
Notes for James J. Selvidge:

His tombstone states that his birth was 12 Oct 1875.

+ 29 v. Martha E. Selvidge, born 28 Feb 1883 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA; died 16 Jan 1911 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA.
+ 30 vi. Joseph J. Selvidge, born 12 Mar 1886 in MO, USA; died 1946.
 17. William Jackson6 Craft (Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 23 Feb 1852 in Webster Co., MO, USA, and died 12 Mar 1939 in Livingston, Polk Co., TX, USA. He married (1) ?. He married (2) Phoebia ? 1895 in MO, USA. She was born Sep 1864.

Children of William Craft and ? are:

31 i. Kissie E.7 Craft, born Sep 1882.
32 ii. Julia Craft, born Sep 1884.
33 iii. Mary Craft, born Nov 1886.

Children of William Craft and Phoebia ? are:

34 i. William7 Craft, born Apr 1896.
35 ii. Ethel M. Craft, born Feb 1898.
36 iii. Bessie Craft, born Jan 1900.
37 iv. Viola Craft, born 1903.
38 v. James Craft, born 1905.
39 vi. Nellie Craft, born 1906.
40 vii. Joseph Craft, born 1908.
41 viii. Ike Craft, born 1910.

 21. Hiram6 Essary (George C.5, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born Jul 1848 in IL, USA. He married Malinda E. ?. She was born Feb 1854 in MO, USA.

Children of Hiram Essary and Malinda ? are:

+ 42 i. Isham7 Essary, born Feb 1868.
+ 43 ii. David Essary, born Sep 1871 in MO, USA.
44 iii. Hiram Essary, born 1874.
45 iv. Mary E. Essary, born 1876.
46 v. Honey Essary, born 1878.
47 vi. Liddy M. Essary, born 1879.
48 vii. George Essary, born Jun 1881.
49 viii. Columbus Essary, born Mar 1885.
50 ix. Samuel Essary, born Jul 1891.

 23. Matilda6 Essary (Andrew Jackson5, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 1867, and died 1964 in MO, USA. She married Thomas W. Wood. He was born 1826, and died 1911 in MO, USA.

Child of Matilda Essary and Thomas Wood is:

+ 51 i. Emanuel7 Wood, born 1900; died 1981.

                                                       Generation No. 4

Pleasant John7 Primm (Martha E.6 Craft, Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 24 Sep 1866. He married ?.

Child of Pleasant Primm and ? is:

52 i. Lonnie8 Primm.

 25. Julia E.7 Selvidge (Martha E.6 Craft, Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 13 Jan 1870 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA, and died 1947 in CA, USA. She married (1) John Medcalf 17 Jan 1887 in Forsythe, Taney Co., MO, USA. He was born May 1858 in KY, USA, and died 1905 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA. She married (2) Daniel Franklin Bruner 21 Nov 1905 in Douglas Co., MO, USA. He was born 1873 in MO, USA.

Notes for Julia E. Selvidge:

Buried in Sherrodd Cemetery, Taney County, Missouri

Directions: From Brown Branch take hwy 76 South, turn West at Dalton Road.(It is just before you get to Douglas County line. follow Dalton Road about 5 miles. At fletcher Road turn right going through fields crossing 5 cattle guards. the Cemetery is in a open field. It is fenced and taken care of. Would like to note this cemetery is very old and is weathering very badly. some of the stones are falling over and the lettering is disappearing. CarolJane Guthery\McMillin.



Children of Julia Selvidge and John Medcalf are:

53 i. Goldie8 Medcalf.
54 ii. Benjamin Harrison Medcalf, born 23 Feb 1889 in MO, USA.
55 iii. Ollve "Ollie" victoria Medcalf, born 09 Jan 1891 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
56 iv. Wilbert William Medcalf, born 16 Dec 1893 in Bradleyville, Taney Co., MO, USA.
57 v. Wilburn H. Medcalf, born 16 Dec 1893 in Bradleyville, Taney Co., MO, USA.
58 vi. Isaac D. Medcalf, born 23 Oct 1896 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
Children of Julia Selvidge and Daniel Bruner are:59 i. Living8 Bruner.
60 ii. Montie Clinton Bruner, born 01 Jun 1907.

 26. William Lee7 Selvidge (Martha E.6 Craft, Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 10 Jul 1873 in Webster Co., MO, USA, and died 17 Mar 1939 in Bradleyville, Taney Co., MO, USA. He married Mary Elizabeth Medcalf 14 Nov 1893 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA. She was born 18 Aug 1876 in KY, USA, and died 19 Oct 1968 in Bradleyville, Taney Co., MO, USA.

Children of William Selvidge and Mary Medcalf are:

61 i. Ida Mae8 Selvidge, born 21 Oct 1894 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
62 ii. Arthur Selvidge, born Apr 1898 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
63 iii. Pernie Selvidge, born 1902 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
64 iv. Earl Fulton Selvidge, born 16 Apr 1904 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
65 v. Claudia E. Selvidge, born 02 Sep 1909 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
66 vi. Bertha Selvidge, born 1913 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA.
67 vii. Mabel D. Selvidge, born 04 Dec 1915 in Douglas Co., MO, USA.

 27. Sarah E.7 Selvidge (Martha E.6 Craft, Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 10 Nov 1876 in Webster Co., MO, USA, and died 02 Apr 1953 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, USA. She married William Hurt, son of Hurt Henry and ?. He was born 22 Mar 1885 in KY, USA, and died 14 Nov 1952 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, USA.

Notes for Sarah E. Selvidge:

I have 10 Nove 1876 as birth date. Death Cert. says 23 Oct 1874.

She died in Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louieville, KY.

More About Sarah E. Selvidge:

Burial: 04 Apr 1953, Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, KY, USA

Notes for William Hurt:

1900 Madison Co., KY Kirksville

#195 Hurt, Henry 47 Oct 1850 Mar. 26 yrs. KY KY KY
Minerva 45 Mar 1853 12/11 KY KY KY
Howard 27 May 1874
Tom 21 Jan 1877
Willie 15 Mar 1885
Bettie 12 Jun 1887
Charley 10 Jun 1889
Curtis 8 Sep 1891
Jessie(M) 6 Jul 1893
Ian 2 Dec 1897
(all children born in KY)

He died in Kentucky Baptist Hospital, Louieville, KY.

They must have lived in Richmond, KY at the time of their deaths.

Child of Sarah Selvidge and William Hurt is:

68 i. Homer8 Hurt.

 29. Martha E.7 Selvidge (Martha E.6 Craft, Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1)2 was born 28 Feb 1883 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA, and died 16 Jan 1911 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. She married George Thomas Gamblin 02 Apr 1902 in Okfuska, Muskogee Co., OK, USA, son of Joseph Gamblin and Mahala Harris. He was born 12 Jan 1854 in Ringold, Murray Co., GA, USA, and died 11 Nov 1937 in Lawton, Comanche Co., OK, USA.

Notes for George Thomas Gamblin:

THE DUNCAN EAGLE, Friday, November 12, 1937

AGED RESIDENT IS DEAD, RITES TODAY
George T. Gamblin Dies At 83 At Home Of Daughter East Of Lawton Thursday

George Thomas gamblin 83, a resident of duncan and vicinity for about 35 years, died at the home of a daughter 11 miles east of Lawton about 8 o'clock Thursday morning.

Funeral services are scheduled for this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Rangley-Goodman chapel. the Rev. Arthur Wheeler of Lawton will conduct the rites and burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery.

Gamblin was born in Ringold, GA, on February 8, 1854. He formerly was in business in Duncan. His wife died January 11, 1910, and was buried in the duncan Cemetery.

Gamblin succumbed at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Brooksie Tomecek. Other survivors include: another daughter, Mrs. Clara Hudson of Houston, Texas; and two sons, Earl of Ada and Bearl of Lawton route 1.

He had been a member of the Baptist church for many years.

Children of Martha Selvidge and George Gamblin are:

69 i. Brooksie8 Gamblin, born 21 Apr 1897 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA; died 19 Dec 1979 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. She married Louis Edward Tomecek 15 Sep 1930 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA3; born 25 Apr 1898 in Granger, Williamson Co., TX, USA; died 19 Nov 1972 in Marlin, Falls Co., TX, USA.

Notes for Louis Edward Tomecek:

1920 Census, Williamson Co., TX Prec 2, Granger
Line 12, page 233

Tomecek, L. E. 22 able to read & write, TX Austria Austria
Julia 24 TX Austria Austria

Louis is listed in the 1930 Stephens county marriage records as being married 2 times prior.

He died in The VA Hospital in Marlin, TX. He lived at the time on route 2, box 189, Buffalo, Texas. He was burried in the Buffalo, Texas Cemetery. Info. was given by the Dr. in the Va Hosp. he died of a heart attact.]


70 ii. Clara Roxie Gamblin, born 14 Dec 1898 in Brownbranch, Taney Co., MO, USA; died 03 Nov 1985 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. She married (1) Raymond E. Hall; born 1899. She married (2) Lee Ward 23 Oct 1916 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA; born Abt. 1895. She married (3) William Lindsey Wallace 1921 in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, USA; born 18 Apr 1896 in Green, Hill Co., TX, USA; died Feb 1948 in Houston, Harris, TX, USA. She married (4) Jack Hudson Abt. 1932 in Houston, Harris Co., TX, USA.

Marriage Notes for Clara Gamblin and Raymond Hall:

Clara and Raymond were not married.

Notes for William Lindsey Wallace:

1930 Census Houston, Harris Co., TX, USA

#320 Wallace, William 34 married age 22 TX TN TN
Clara 31 MO GA MO
Geraldine 8 TX TX MO
Earline 5
Herschel 3 2/12
Doris F 1 10/
J. B.(son) 1/12

71 iii. Leo Earl Gamblin, born 04 Feb 1904 in Okeema, Okfuskee Co., OK, USA; died 04 Apr 1984 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. He married (1) Beulah Benton Abt. 1924 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. He married (2) Opal Harvill 14 Aug 1933 in Stephens Co., OK, USA; born 1908. He married (3) Dorothy Strickland Abt. 1934 in Stephens Co., OK, USA; died in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. He married (4) Grace Oklahoma Johnson 22 May 1941 in Marietta, Love Co., OK, USA; born 05 Jul 1908 in Hastings, Jefferson Co., OK, USA; died 07 Feb 2006 in Ryan Nursing Home, Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK, USA. He married (5) Mildred Pearl Teague 26 Jan 1952 in Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX, USA; born 11 Feb 1919 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA.

Notes for Leo Earl Gamblin:

Earl Gamblin was buried in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home after a funeral at the funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Stroud officiating. Palbearers were: Troy Boice, D9on Boice, Paul Wagnon, Kris Boice, Caleb House and Gary Pollock.

More About Leo Earl Gamblin:
Burial: 06 Apr 1984, Duncan Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA

More About Dorothy Strickland: Burial: 17 Jun 2009, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA

72 iv. George Bearl Gamblin, born 14 Oct 1908 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA; died 16 Jun 1975 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. He married (1) Norene Altis Martin 1927 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA; born 04 Jan 1912 in Comanche, Stephens Co., OK, USA; died 20 Mar 1983 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA. He married (2) Christina Cordelia (Delia) Elledge 06 Feb 1932 in Lawton, Comanche Co., OK, USA; born 29 Sep 1912 in Atoka, Atoka Co., OK, USA; died 01 Oct 1945 in Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA.

Notes for George Bearl Gamblin:

Funeral Information:

George Bearl Gamblin, born 14 October 1908, died 16 June 1975.
Services: 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 1975, Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating: Rev. Dwayne Randolph and Rev. Curtis Ledbetter. Music by, Betty Martin, Organist. Danny Kelly and Joe Herndon, volcalists. Hymns were: "How Great thou Art", "Precious Memories" and "Amazing Grace". Pallbearers were: Garold earnhart, W. O. "Bus" Earnhart, Coy Earnhart, Arvle Commings, Elmer Commings. Interment was at Duncan Cemetery.

More About George Bearl Gamblin: Burial: 19 Jun 1975, Duncan Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK, USA

Notes for Norene Altis Martin:

Norene Martin Jones was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche, OK, after a Funeral Service at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Puritt officiating, under the direction of Carter-smart Funeral Home. Pallbearers were; Cliff Hall, Burl Copeland, Chuck Mullen and Brett Sanner.

More About Norene Altis Martin:

Burial: 22 Mar 1983, Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche, OK, USA

 30. Joseph J.7 Selvidge (Martha E.6 Craft, Rebecca E.5 Essary, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 12 Mar 1886 in MO, USA, and died 1946. He married Alma Cora Smith. She was born 24 Dec 1871, and died 03 Mar 1955.

Children of Joseph Selvidge and Alma Smith are:

73 i. Thelma8 Selvidge.
74 ii. Juanita Selvidge.
75 iii. Nolan J. Selvidge, born 04 Apr 1912.

 42. Isham7 Essary (Hiram6, George C.5, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born Feb 1868. He married (1) Nancy J. Baker 08 Jul 1886 in Stone Co., MO, USA. He married (2) Hester A. Bozarth 25 Feb 1895 in Taney Co., MO, USA.

Child of Isham Essary and Nancy Baker is:

76 i. Laura Bell8 Essary, born Abt. 1893 in Flatt Creek, Stone Co., MO, USA; died 1933.

Children of Isham Essary and Hester Bozarth are:

77 i. Sherman E.8 Essary, born Jan 1896.
78 ii. Emiline Essary, born Oct 1897.

 43. David7 Essary (Hiram6, George C.5, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born Sep 1871 in MO, USA. He married Mary ?.

Child of David Essary and Mary ? is:

79 i. Dewey S.8 Essary, born Jun 1898.

 51. Emanuel7 Wood (Matilda6 Essary, Andrew Jackson5, James L.4, James3, Thomas James2, James1) was born 1900, and died 1981. He married Fern Hobbs. She was born 1906, and died 1997.

Child of Emanuel Wood and Fern Hobbs is:

80 i. Thelma8 Wood, born 1934. She married Juan Celestino Hermilla; born 1927; died 1965.

Endnotes1.

Widows Declaration for Pension or Increase of Pension, Missouri dated, 23 June 1889.

2. Proof of Birth, State of MO, Taney Co., Julia E. Metcalf stated this: I am the daughter of Martha E. and Joseph D. Selvidge. I was personally present at the birth of William L. born July 10, 1874, Sarah E. Nov 10, 1976, James born Nov 10, 1878 Martha J. born Feb 22, 1882, Joseph J. born March 12, 1886. This was for the purpose of of applying for a pension on the minor children of Joseph Dodson Selvidge who died as a result of having measles which advanced into pneumonia and left him with heart disease which he died very young. (Joseph was drawing a pension when he died. (The date of Martha's birth does not agree with the date on her tombstone).

3. Stephens County Marriages.
 

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