Person:John Nix (1)

John T. NIX
b.1856 Alabama
d.Aft 1870
m. 24 May 1849
  1. William Jennings NIX1853 - 1918
  2. John T. NIX1856 - Aft 1870
  3. James F. NIX1858 - Bef 1900
  4. Rebecca NIXAbt 1862 - Bef 1880
m. Aft 1880
  1. Thomas Floyd Nix1882 - Aft 1943
Facts and Events
Name John T. NIX
Gender Male
Birth? 1856 Alabama
Death? Aft 1870 Age: BET 75y, 9m, 2d AND 76y, 9m, 30d
Marriage Aft 1880 to Hester Anna Amanda THOMPSON
Reference Number? Cousins of Dalton J. Nix Keyword
Reference Number? Descencants of Jennings NIX Keyword
Reference Number? Jennings NIX Descendants Keyword
Reference Number? JenningsNIX Descendants Keyword

Reference found in <www. Ancestry.con> ; "Gene Pool Individual Records" while searching for Elizabeth Gassaway. File only shows following information; John T. Nix; born 1856 in Alabama ; father, Thomas Alexander Nix, Mother Elizabeth Gassaway."

Alabama Death Records 1908-59; List List John T. Nix, d-Oct 1932, Jefferson County, Alabama:Vol. 42, Role 3, Pg# 20818.

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1860 Census, Alabama Blount County, Western Division , PO Summit, Enumerated 19 June 1860, image 49 of 73.

Family #247 Thomas NIX, 26 male Milley E, 26 female, John T, 4 born Ala James F., 2, born Alabama

Family #246 William W. Gassaway, 59, Ludina,female, 31, Namon C. male 16, b SC Sarnhell, 11, female, b SC John H, 8, male, b Ala Mary M. 6, female, b Ala Wilkins(?), 4, male, Ala, Rucheal, j 3 Female, Al Nosuna, T, 8/12, female, Al

Delivered-To: From: "Peggie Walker" <> To: "Dalton J. Nix" <> Subject: Re: Family of Cosby Curtis Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 18:52:56 -0700 X-Priority: 3

I just looked up the information that I have on my grgrgrand Aunt Cosby Curtis. I thought that I had more, however I only found the little that I am sending you here. Cosby Curtis born abt 1812 in Pendleton Dist S.C. married William W. Gassaway, born abt 1812 also in Pendleton Dist. SC. I have them with three children:

   1. Elizabeth Gassaway born 1834 in S.C.I have her Married to Thomas

Alexander Nix-born abt 1831

           John T. Nix born 1856
           James F Nix born 1858
   2. William D. Gassaway --he was in the 1830 Census--Pickens S.C.
   3. Matilda A. Gassaway- I do not have a birth date for her.

The Gassaway family that I have met here, have moved so it may take me a while to fine them.

I hope this helps Peggie Holden Walker

Delivered-To: From: <> To: <> Subject: info from Wanda Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 22:30:57 -0500

As you remember the 1870 census and forward has had us stumped . . . well now I think we have our answer. Wanda has the following and I agree that it is what we have been looking for.

1870 Mississippi Co., AR Pg 561 #26/ Scott Twp, Pecan Point - Elizabeth NICKS age 36 (should be 41), b SC; William age 14, farmer, b AL (we finally found him); John age 13, farm laborer, b AL; James age 10?, farm laborer, b AL; Sarah age 12, b AL; Rebecca age 7, b AL

Now I think you had seen this but could not figure out the 2 girls, but I am sure this is Elizabeth and William is with her.

1880 Johnson Co., AR Pg 335 #7 Grant - Wood STOVALL age 34, b AL; Sallie (same as Sarah) age 22, b AR; Mallie age 12, b TX; Tilman age 3, b AR; Ora age 9/12, b AR; Eliza NICKS age 53 (should be 51), mother-in-law, b AL

1900 Johnson Co., AR Pg 19 #355/375 Grant Twp - Tillman STOVALL age 20, b AR Oct 1879, Parents b MS/AR; Ora age 18, sister, b AR Dec 1881, Parents b MS/AR; Elizabeth NIX age 76 (should be 71), b May 1824, grandmother, b MO (wrong), Parents b MS/AL (wrong) has had 4 children, 3 living (can't explain this)

I have gone on the Johnson Co., AR website and have ask for someone to look up the marriage of Sarah/Sallie to Wood STOVALL and hope it will tell her maiden name and parent/parents.

So, now we have something to go to work on. Sure hope it leads to some real proof. Have also asked someone to look for death of Elizabeth Nix and possibly an obituary.

Gotta run for now, more when I learn anything new.


More About THOMAS NIX and ELIZABETH GASSAWAY: Marriage: May 22, 1849, SC

Children of ELIZABETH GASSAWAY and THOMAS NIX are: i. JOHN T4 NIX, b. 1856, AL. ii. JAMES F NIX, b. 1858, AL.

17. HILLARY R3 HOLDEN (SARAH ANN2 CURTIS, NAAMAN SR1) was born Abt. 1841 in Gordon Co., GA, and died March 25, 1897 in Calhoun, GA. He married SAMANTHA J BOLDING. She died Unknown in Calhoun, GA.

More About HILLARY R HOLDEN: Burial: Bathesda Church

More About SAMANTHA J BOLDING: Burial: Bathesda Church

Child of HILLARY HOLDEN and SAMANTHA BOLDING is: 39. i. JOHN H4 HOLDEN, b. Unknown.

18. ARTEMISIA CATHERINE3 HOLDEN (SARAH ANN2 CURTIS, NAAMAN SR1) was born March 18, 1842, and died June 20, 1905 in Memphis. TN. She married JAMES W V "CAPT" FINDLEY July 12, 1868 in Gordon Co., GA, son of DEMPSEY FINDLEY and JUDITH VENABLE.

Notes for ARTEMISIA CATHERINE HOLDEN: 3-5-2003. EMail from Peggie Walker. My GGGrandmother, Sarah Ann CurtisWas married to Unk Holden. According to death certificate of daughter Artemisia, her fathers name was Frank Holden. She died June 19, 1905. She was married to Capt W V Findley, son of Dempsey Findley and Judith Jackson Venable.

More About JAMES FINDLEY and ARTEMISIA HOLDEN: Marriage: July 12, 1868, Gordon Co., GA

Children of ARTEMISIA HOLDEN and JAMES FINDLEY are: i. SARA J4 FINDLEY, b. 1868; m. ALEXANDER E CARY. ii. EVA VENABLE FINDLEY, b. October 04, 1872; d. October 20, 1925; m. WILLIAM W SCOTT. iii. EFFIE VENABLE FINDLEY, b. November 21, 1873; m. CALVIN C CARY.

19. GEORGE W3 HOLDEN (SARAH ANN2 CURTIS, NAAMAN SR1) was born Abt. January 1843 in Gordon Co., GA, and died Unknown in Spur, Dickens Co., TX. He married REBECCA BORDERS July 17, 1869 in Gordon Co., GA. She died October 27, 1926 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

More About GEORGE HOLDEN and REBECCA BORDERS: Marriage: July 17, 1869, Gordon Co., GA

Children of GEORGE HOLDEN and REBECCA BORDERS are: i. ASSA (ARRA)4 HOLDEN, b. Abt. 1873, Gordon Co., GA. ii. ALLIE HOLDEN, b. Abt. 1876, Gordon Co., GA. iii. ABBA HOLDEN, b. Abt. 1878. iv. FRANCIS "FRANK" HOLDEN, b. Abt. 1879, Gordon Co., GA.

Generation No. 4

20. JAMES PEELE4 CAREY (MARTHA MATILDA3 CURTIS, JOHN2, NAAMAN SR1) was born April 27, 1858, and died April 01, 1928. He married LYNDA LOVETT September 02, 1885, daughter of BYRD LOVETT. She was born June 22, 1864, and died February 18, 1936.

Notes for JAMES PEELE CAREY: Name as spelled on his tombstone is "Carey".

More About JAMES CAREY and LYNDA LOVETT: Marriage: September 02, 1885

Children of JAMES CAREY and LYNDA LOVETT are: i. JAMES PEELE II5 CAREY, b. August 27, 1886; d. February 24, 1931. ii. FLORIDE LEE CAREY, b. October 31, 1887; d. October 24, 1957.

21. ALLIE TECOA4 CANNON (FRANCES ANN3 CURTIS, JOHN2, NAAMAN SR1) was born May 22, 1860. She married GEORGE B BALLARD. He was born Abt. 1858 in IL.

Children of ALLIE CANNON and GEORGE BALLARD are: i. DAISY5 BALLARD, b. January 1883. ii. JESSIE BALLARD, b. November 1884. iii. BERTHA BALLARD, b. January 1887. iv. DORA BALLARD, b. May 1891. v. TAYLOR BALLARD, b. May 1894. vi. EDNA BALLARD, b. July 1897. vii. ONA BALLARD, b. January 1900.

22. WILLIAM MARION "DR"4 CURTIS (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born November 06, 1847 in Ga., and died September 30, 1930 in Gordon Co, Ga.. He married (1) ANNA MARIE HOUK June 15, 1869 in Gordon Co, Ga, daughter of BERRY HOUK and MARY SANDERS. She was born September 01, 1848 in Sonoraville, Gordon Co., GA., and died January 05, 1915. He married (2) DELELAH A FOWLER December 19, 1916 in Gordon Co, Ga. She was born November 04, 1893 in Gordon County, Ga, and died June 22, 1978 in Gordon County, Ga.

Notes for WILLIAM MARION "DR" CURTIS: Census 1850, 1860, and 1870, Gordon Co, Ga. Military CSA in 1864 in Gordon County. Educated M D Degree, Atlanta, Fulton County, 1871 and 1901. Pension application filed in Gordon County.

More About WILLIAM MARION "DR" CURTIS: Burial: Curtis Cem., Gordon Co., Ga

More About WILLIAM CURTIS and ANNA HOUK: Marriage: June 15, 1869, Gordon Co, Ga

More About WILLIAM CURTIS and DELELAH FOWLER: Marriage: December 19, 1916, Gordon Co, Ga

Children of WILLIAM CURTIS and ANNA HOUK are: i. ALFRED LEE5 CURTIS, b. 1870; d. 1953; m. MAY GORDON. ii. DAVID CLARK CURTIS, b. 1873; d. 1944; m. MAUDE BEAUPRIE; b. Abt. 1874. iii. WALTON HENRY CURTIS, b. 1874; d. 1921; m. GENEVA SKATES. iv. ANNA VALERIA CURTIS, b. 1876; d. 1949; m. HARRY A WISE. v. ROBERT BATTEY CURTIS, b. 1879; d. 1916. vi. DAISY MARIAN CURTIS, b. 1880; m. ALEC S KNIGHT. vii. JAMES BERRY CURTIS, b. June 04, 1884; d. July 13, 1889. viii. HOWELL COBB CURTIS, b. August 17, 1887; d. April 20, 1938; m. HAZEL KENNEDY. ix. PINKIE MYRTIS CURTIS, b. 1894; d. 1978.




24. JAMES ALFRED4 CURTIS (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born Abt. 1850 in Gordon County, Ga, and died April 28, 1924 in Fulton County, GA. He married MARY HOLCOMB.


Notes for FRED "DR" CURTIS: Was a Doctor, D.D.S.

25. NAMAN CICERO4 CURTIS (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born July 29, 1853, and died August 31, 1926. He married KATE A BEARD. She was born March 24, 1871, and died January 20, 1931.

Notes for NAMAN CICERO CURTIS: Southern Ancestors says his name is Naaman Sero Curtis.


26. JOSEPH ELTON4 CURTIS (JAMES MARION3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born December 09, 1860 in Gordon County, Ga, and died October 17, 1916 in Gordon County, Ga. He married SALLY J ROEBUCK.


27. SARAH CALLIE4 CURTIS (JOHN M3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born December 31, 1857 in Gordon Co, Ga., and died February 21, 1932 in Whitfield County, GA. She married JAMES M GAINES. He was born 1851, and died 1924.

Notes for SARAH CALLIE CURTIS: 1860 and 1870 census, Gordon Co, Ga.

Children of SARAH CURTIS and JAMES GAINES are: i. JAMES LEE5 GAINES, b. September 24, 1877, Gordon Co., GA; d. April 02, 1966, Dalhart Co., TX; m. IDA DELL DARNELL, October 11, 1896.

More About JAMES GAINES and IDA DARNELL: Marriage: October 11, 1896

ii. LELA EMMA GAINES, b. August 26, 1879; d. April 28, 1901, In California; m. OLIVER CLAYTON HARBIN. iii. LENNIE MAE GAINES, b. Abt. 1881; d. December 13, 1967, Texas; m. WILLIAM WAYNE MCREYNOLDS.

28. ALICE MISSOURI4 CURTIS (JOHN M3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born October 23, 1861 in Gordon Co., GA, and died May 30, 1937 in Dry Valley area, Gordon County, GA. She married J V BRYANT. He was born 1853, and died 1921.

More About ALICE MISSOURI CURTIS: Burial: Blackwood Church Cemetery, Gordon County, GA

Children of ALICE CURTIS and J BRYANT are: i. BEULAH VEWRONA5 BRYANT, b. February 14, 1881, Gordon Co., GA; d. July 28, 1955; m. CHARLES R HUGHEY. ii. JAMES CHOSMER "CHOS" BRYANT, b. October 13, 1882; d. March 05, 1971, Selma, Dallas Co., AL; m. UNKNOWN, Abt 1903.

More About JAMES CHOSMER "CHOS" BRYANT: Burial: Live Oak Cemetery

More About JAMES BRYANT and UNKNOWN: Marriage: Abt 1903


Child of MARY CURTIS and HENRY JACKSON is: i. BUNIA LUCILLE5 JACKSON, d. Unknown; m. HUGH MANCE KUNKEL, October 23, 1898, Near Cisco, Eastland, TX.

More About HUGH KUNKEL and BUNIA JACKSON: Marriage: October 23, 1898, Near Cisco, Eastland, TX

30. CHARLOTTE MADORA4 "DORA"CURTIS (JOHN M3 CURTIS, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born April 10, 1868 in Gordon Co., GA. She married JOHN J FERGUSON January 22, 1893. He was born September 01, 1861, and died February 04, 1934.

More About CHARLOTTE MADORA "DORA"CURTIS: Burial: Blackwood Church Cem, Gordon Co., GA

More About JOHN FERGUSON and CHARLOTTE "DORA"CURTIS: Marriage: January 22, 1893

Children of CHARLOTTE "DORA"CURTIS and JOHN FERGUSON are: i. BERTHA MAE5 FERGUSON, b. November 15, 1893; d. March 07, 1977; m. MURPHY COLEMAN "COLEY" STONE. ii. RUBY NOLA FERGUSON, b. July 16, 1902; d. February 18, 1946; m. CLYDE MCCLAIN OWEN.

31. VERNANTUS CINCINATTI "UNCLE BUD"4 CURTIS (THOMAS NEWTON3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born 1854 in Gordon Co, Ga., and died July 17, 1925 in Romney, Eastland County, TX. He married TULLULAH " LUE" RHYME.

Notes for VERNANTUS CINCINATTI "UNCLE BUD" CURTIS: Was on Gordon County census for 1860, 1870 and 1880.

More About VERNANTUS CINCINATTI "UNCLE BUD" CURTIS: Burial: Stanford Cemetery, Jones County, TX

Child of VERNANTUS CURTIS and TULLULAH RHYME is: i. FLORA MAY5 CURTIS, b. 1883; d. 1967.

32. ROBERT L "BOB LEE"4 CURTIS (THOMAS NEWTON3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born December 10, 1870 in Gordon Co, Ga., and died August 17, 1937. He married ANNA KEZIRAH SMITH September 04, 1897 in Gordon Co, Ga, daughter of THOMAS SMITH and MARY COLEY. She was born December 23, 1875 in Gordon Co, Ga., and died September 01, 1925 in Gordon Co., GA.

Notes for ROBERT L "BOB LEE" CURTIS: His grandaughter says he was a devout Christian and devoted husband and father. His family and his church was his life. He loved gospel singing, after moving to Dalton, Ga., he always returned to Calhoun to attend the Gordon County singing convention, which he held annually. It is believed that after his wife died, that he and his daughter Jessie, moved in with his son Wheeler for a while.

Notes for ANNA KEZIRAH SMITH: She was married on Sunday. They made their home in Gordon County, Ga., until 1918 when they moved to Whitfdield County, Ga.

More About ANNA KEZIRAH SMITH: Burial: Blackwood Springs Church, Cemetery

More About ROBERT CURTIS and ANNA SMITH: Marriage: September 04, 1897, Gordon Co, Ga

Children of ROBERT CURTIS and ANNA SMITH are: i. RUBY5 CURTIS, b. August 30, 1910; m. HOMER O'BRIANT; d. Unknown. ii. JESSIE LOU CURTIS, b. January 30, 1908; d. August 24, 1950.

Notes for JESSIE LOU CURTIS: Never married.

More About JESSIE LOU CURTIS: Burial: Blackwood Springs Church Cem., Gordon Co., Ga

iii. VELMA CURTIS, m. OTTO GAZAWAY. iv. MYRTIE MAE "MERDIE" CURTIS, b. May 08, 1902; d. April 11, 1997; m. WILLIAM GRADY BOHANNON; b. February 04, 1895; d. November 25, 1985.

Notes for MYRTIE MAE "MERDIE" CURTIS: Myrtie was considered a good mother and a strong lady. She lost her husband to cancer Nov 25, 1985 and her daughter, Shirley, to the same dreaded disease less than three weeks later on Dec 14, 1985.

More About MYRTIE MAE "MERDIE" CURTIS: Burial: Blackwood Springs Church Cem., Gordon Co., Ga

Notes for WILLIAM GRADY BOHANNON: Grady and Myrtie raised their children on a farm, first in the Union Grove Community of Gordon Co., Ga. then in the Farmville Community. Their children attended Sonoraville School. Grady was a rural mail carrier for a number of years. Their home and belongings were destroyed in a house fire in 1957.

It is my belief that he and his brother Elzo, who sang beautiful Bass, and maybe either their wives or sisters formed the Bohannon Quartet and sang at all the area Churches. They were a professional quartet and were call upon regularly to sing at funerals. They sang at my mothers funeral "Addie Pearlyne Brown, in 1936, also my grandmothers funeral in 1952, and my grandfathers funeral in 1955.

More About WILLIAM GRADY BOHANNON: Burial: Blackwood Springs Church Cem., Gordon Co., Ga

v. WHEELER VERNON CURTIS, b. January 01, 1900; d. May 25, 1975; m. (1) BELLE GREEN; b. April 17, 1907; d. March 23, 1930; m. (2) RUBY MAE SMITH; b. February 24, 1916; d. Unknown. vi. HOMER CURTIS, b. 1898; d. 1957; m. RUBY CALLAGHAN.

More About HOMER CURTIS: Burial: Blackwood Springs Church Cem., Gordon Co., Ga

vii. GRACE CURTIS, b. September 19, 1904; d. March 02, 1982; m. GLENN BRODERICK; d. Unknown.

More About GRACE CURTIS: Burial: Dug Gap Cemetery, Dalton, Ga

More About GLENN BRODERICK: Burial: Dug Gap Cemetery, Dalton, Ga

viii. ETHEL CURTIS, m. JOHN JAMISON; d. Unknown.

33. THOMAS WHEELER4 CURTIS (THOMAS NEWTON3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born 1873, and died 1930. He married MAHALA TURNER, daughter of COLUMBUS TURNER and MILDRED NEAL. She was born 1878, and died 1963.

Child of THOMAS CURTIS and MAHALA TURNER is: i. NAULA JEANETTE5 CURTIS, b. September 27, 1896, Gordon County, Ga; d. March 10, 2000, Gordon County, Ga; m. (1) ROY PICKNEY NESBITT, March 01, 1914; b. Abt. January 18, 1891; d. October 18, 1918, Dalton, GA; m. (2) GIDEON FELTON JOLLEY, December 23, 1920; b. 1879; d. 1952; m. (3) CHARLES LABRACK, 1953.

Notes for NAULA JEANETTE CURTIS: March 12, 2000. Eulogy for Naula was written by her Granddaughter, Linda Diane Nesbit Hanson, and reads as follows:

To most of us here today, Naula Curtis Nesbitt Jolley Labrack was "Grandma". To my Dad, Pierce, and to my Uncles Maurice, Hugh, and Max, she was "Mama". To all of us she was a very special woman.

If we each one today took a turn speaking, we could all recall many anecdotes and stories about Grandma. She loved to "go", to get into her car and poke around these mountains or take excursions-sometimes with fishing pole, always with a glint in her eye and a great sense of adventure. She always had wheels, right up to her 90's. My brother, Raymond, recalled a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Aire, gray with salmon interior, that he coveted in the worst way! She let him drive it a time or two.

But most of my own memories of Grandma are of the quiet times, when we would pile up after a nice long visit and page through the family picture album. Grandma was out family historian and was very interested in our lineage. She always sent me home with photo's and documents she had collected about the Curtis family. I have copies of papers she had collected that trace the Curtis family back to Jamestown, VA, in the 1600's. She loved to visit the old Curtis family cemetery, and she would take me from headstone to headstone and tell me about the person buried there.

I also loved to hear the stories about when she was young. Imagine growing up as she did - she was born 1896, and lived mostly in the home of her Uncle Forest and Uncle Hardy. where she lived from the time she was a small girl when her mother Mahala remarried and until she was a teenager. I ask her once to tell me about her first love, and she did. With a smile and a chuckle she told me about the day she had attended a social. I believe it was at the Church, and several young people went down to the stream to get some water to drink. A handsome young man named Roy Nesbitt caught her eye when he offered to get a cup of water for her. He dipped it up in a little tin cup and just as she started to drink, she saw a little minnow circling around in the cup. It tickled her fancy, and they laughed and laughed. And as she said, "They were off from there".

Perhaps the best word to describe Grandma is "independent". From the time she was widowed a second time, after Roy Nesbitt, father of Hugh and Pierce, and Gid Jolley, father of Maurice and Max, had passed, she had found ways to support herself. Times were hard in those days. She often told stories of canning food and making quilts all winter long; then loading them up in the car with the youngest boys, Max and Maurice, then peddling here wares all over, to make enough income to keep them all going. Early on the older boys, Hugh and Pierce, left home to find their own way. Imagine how hard it must have been for her to see her 16 year old son Pierce, leave for a Wisconsin farm. That's the age as my son now, and it would have been very hard - so far away from home and with no real indication of when he might be home.

But one thing remained true; she always knew where her sons were and remained in touch with them.

In her day, Grandma was quite a looker. She dressed to the nines, and her hair and nails were always just so. I am sure Aunt Opal and Dad here remember clearer than any of us her days in Florida when she loved the sun and fun and partying. She just loved people and being in the middle of a good time. I can still hear that deep, honest, and true chuckle of hers.

She was a great cook. We all had our favorite foods. Do you remember those great little cornbread sticks she made in that big iron skillet. And what fun we had at her restaurant, when you'd sit down and she'd say, "what would you like for Grandma to make for you, a milkshake, a hamburger? Anything, you name it and Grandma will make it for you. I loved visiting in the summer and helping her in the restaurant, making little butter patties, folding boxes, just trailing along behind her.

And she puttered, I call it puttering in her garden. One of the few times I ever remember Grandma being really mad was when Dad plowed the back yard and took over a few rows of her garden, I think she was in her 90's then.

We could go on and on, but I would like to share with you what she gave to me: Long before it was fashionable, she was her own person, and she taught me that a woman can make her own way in the world. She never settled for anything but the best expectations of herself. She was a strong woman and taught me that in the end, no bond is stronger than the bond of love between parent and child. To the very end, she would look forward to seeing Dad everyday, and getting sugar from her boy. She taught me that life never promised to be rosy or perfect, but when trials or troubles come, we can reach deep within ourselves and find strength to do the right thing.

Grandma, you did it. At 103. you lived in 3 centuries and saw more changes and lived through more than most of us here ever will. Grandma was my hero, my role model, and I'm sure many of you here will agree, that for all of us, she was "The Wind beneath our Wings".

Grandma, we love you and we will miss you.

Notes for ROY PICKNEY NESBITT: Was killed in Dalton GA, by a man named Morgan. Roy Nesbitt, a former Gordon County man who has been making his home in Dalton for some time past was shot and killed Saturday afternoon by a former boarder in his home, by the name of Morgan. It is said that Morgan had failed to pay his board bill, and efforts had been made to collect by a lein. Angered by the garnishment proceedings, he is alleged to have walked up to Nesbitt the first time he saw him after the suit was instituted and shot him in cold blood. The killing took place in the streets of Dalton about three O'Clock Saturday afternoon. The slayer got away at the time, but was later captured at Maddox Mill, in Whitfield County.

The dead man was the son of Claud Nesbitt, who lives about a mile and a half east of Calhoun, GA., and is survived by a widow and two children. His remains were brought to Fairview, near here, for interment Sunday afternoon. - - -Calhoun Times, Oct 3, 1919.

More About ROY NESBITT and NAULA CURTIS: Marriage: March 01, 1914

More About GIDEON JOLLEY and NAULA CURTIS: Marriage: December 23, 1920

More About CHARLES LABRACK and NAULA CURTIS: Marriage: 1953

34. HARDY H4 CURTIS (THOMAS NEWTON3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born June 03, 1881, and died December 05, 1958. He married (1) NORA LONG Abt. 1904. She was born March 26, 1884, and died June 07, 1925. He married (2) IDA V ROGERS Abt. 1908. She was born 1888, and died 1979.

Notes for HARDY H CURTIS: It is believed that Hardee is the correct name, as he was named after Gen William J Hardee, of the Confederate States of America, Civil War, as his other brothers were also named after CSA Generals, Lee and Wheeler. That he either changed his name or it was changed because Hardee was misspelled as Hardy. However J Max Curtis, Calhoun, GA., a Curtis family researcher, and a stickler for facts, says his name is Hardy. Bassed on this I am changing his name to Hardy. Was a local farmer and merchant, operating a general merchandise store and a blacksmith shop near his home off the Boone Ford Rd, near what is known as the Allen Loop Road. His children attended the old "Watson" school wich is believed to have stood on the south side of Boone Ford Road, a little east of Curtis Cross Roads.

More About HARDY CURTIS and NORA LONG: Marriage: Abt. 1904

More About HARDY CURTIS and IDA ROGERS: Marriage: Abt. 1908

Children of HARDY CURTIS and NORA LONG are: i. WAYNE LONG5 CURTIS, b. April 24, 1914; d. June 06, 1966. ii. VERNON RHYNE CURTIS, b. Abt. 1917; d. 1968, Florida.


35. EUGENIA CHRISTINE4 CURTIS (WILLIAM NAAMAN NATHAN "REV"3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born January 19, 1858, and died July 1933. She married JOE GILBREATH.


36. SARA GORDA4 CURTIS (LORENZO DOWELL (TWIN)3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born June 22, 1857, and died January 28, 1943. She married SAMUEL KUNKEL December 05, 1880. He was born November 01, 1836, and died April 04, 1926.

Notes for SARA GORDA CURTIS: I am advised that her husband was married before, and she is his second wife. I have no information to support this.

More About SARA GORDA CURTIS: Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, McLean, Gray Co, TX

Notes for SAMUEL KUNKEL: Jul 28, 2002, I am advised by Eddie H Kunkel, great grandson, that he is descendent of first wife: Christian Eliza Jane McCallum.

More About SAMUEL KUNKEL: Burial: Hilcrest Cemetery, Mclean, Gray Co, TX

More About SAMUEL KUNKEL and SARA CURTIS: Marriage: December 05, 1880

Children of SARA CURTIS and SAMUEL KUNKEL are: i. HENRY L5 KUNKEL, b. June 05, 1882; d. October 27, 1975. ii. DELLA L KUNKEL, b. August 19, 1884; d. June 05, 1958. iii. CALLA C KUNKEL, b. September 10, 1886; d. March 30, 1991. iv. MARY E KUNKEL, b. October 15, 1888; d. September 29, 1993. v. SIDNEY "TWIN" KUNKEL, b. August 06, 1892; d. August 19, 1983. vi. SIBBIE "TWIN" KUNKEL, b. August 06, 1882; d. Unknown. vii. NUGENT KUNKEL, b. August 05, 1894; d. September 28, 1991.

37. WARREN AKIN4 CURTIS (LORENZO DOWELL (TWIN)3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born 1858 in Atlanta, Fulton Co, Ga, and died Aft. 1910 in Lamar, TX. He married PERNACY ANN LYLE.

Notes for WARREN AKIN CURTIS: Census 1860, Gordon Co - 1870, Atlanta, Fulton Co- 1880, Eastland Co, TX- 1900, Lamar, TX- 1910, Antlers, Pushmataha, OK. Information that he died in Texas is questionable.

Children of WARREN CURTIS and PERNACY LYLE are: i. DORA MAY5 CURTIS, b. March 31, 1882, Eastland County, TX; d. September 1980, Phoenix, AZ; m. WILLIAM ROBERT CARSON, April 10, 1901, Paris, Lamar Co., TX.

More About WILLIAM CARSON and DORA CURTIS: Marriage: April 10, 1901, Paris, Lamar Co., TX

ii. SINKY CURTIS. iii. HARRY WARREN CURTIS, b. January 12, 1885, Eastland Co., TX; d. March 27, 1957, Lamar, Co., TX.

Notes for HARRY WARREN CURTIS: Also known as Harris.

iv. MINNIE CURTIS, b. October 08, 1887; d. December 26, 1937; m. IRA QUINTON HANNA; d. June 25, 1964.

More About MINNIE CURTIS: Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, OK

More About IRA QUINTON HANNA: Burial: Bixby, OK

v. MITTIE CORA CURTIS, b. 1889. vi. QUILLA CURTIS. vii. CARRIE CURTIS, b. November 04, 1892, Paris, Lamar Co., TX; d. June 21, 1977, Paris, Lamar Co., TX; m. UNKNOWN BOSWELL.

Notes for CARRIE CURTIS: She had nine children.

viii. NETA CURTIS, b. 1894, Eastland, TX; d. 1902, Paris, TX. ix. CLAUDE CURTIS, d. June 1897, Lamar, TX. x. CARL CURTIS, b. September 12, 1897, Eastland Co., TX; d. September 18, 1982, Lamar, Co., TX.

More About CARL CURTIS: Burial: Hopewell Cemetery

38. FRANCES ANN "FANNY"4 CURTIS (DANIEL BOONE3, WILLIAM MARION2, NAAMAN SR1) was born March 09, 1867 in Gordon Co, Ga., and died April 26, 1924 in Cisco, Eastland, TX. She married ALFRED ANDREWS WILLIAMS June 08, 1882 in Eastland TX. He was born January 12, 1858 in Walker Co, AL, and died August 08, 1943 in Cisco, Eastland, TX.

More About ALFRED WILLIAMS and FRANCES CURTIS: Marriage: June 08, 1882, Eastland TX


39. JOHN H4 HOLDEN (HILLARY R3, SARAH ANN2 CURTIS, NAAMAN SR1) was born Unknown. He married MARGARET ANN WILLIAMS Bet. 1882 - 1886 in Hunt Co., TX.

More About JOHN HOLDEN and MARGARET WILLIAMS: Marriage: Bet. 1882 - 1886, Hunt Co., TX

Children of JOHN HOLDEN and MARGARET WILLIAMS are: i. MATTIE MAE5 HOLDEN, b. Abt. 1889; m. UNK CRAWFORD. ii. AMEE HOLDEN, b. May 15, 1890; d. August 15, 1890, Hunt Co., TX.

More About AMEE HOLDEN: Burial: Hodge Cem, Hunt Co., TX

iii. WINNIE HOLDEN, b. 1892, Hunt Co., TX; d. November 22, 1973, Commerce, TX. iv. MABRON HOLDEN, b. April 07, 1896; d. August 14, 1897.

More About MABRON HOLDEN: Burial: Hodge Cem, Hunt Co., TX

v. MARY LEONA HOLDEN, b. 1898, Hunt Co., TX; d. February 08, 1983, Gilbert, Ark; m. JAMES BAKER, August 20, 1920.

More About JAMES BAKER and MARY HOLDEN: Marriage: August 20, 1920

vi. HENRY R HOLDEN, b. November 16, 1902, Hunt Co., TX; d. April 05, 2001; m. (1) VIOLA COOKE, September 16, 1922, Hunt Co., TX; m. (2) MARIE FLOWERS, Aft. 1923.

More About HENRY HOLDEN and VIOLA COOKE: Marriage: September 16, 1922, Hunt Co., TX

More About HENRY HOLDEN and MARIE FLOWERS: Marriage: Aft. 1923

Hello Dalton! � Yes, this is my Moore family (Martha Elizabeth Moore married William Jennings Nix).� The�original researcher (not the author who is also a distant cousin) �is another cousin��who provided most of this info to the author .� The author also researched the Welch - Thompson - Nix line �that�included �Uncle Tom (Thomas Floyd Nix - son of John T. Nix and Hester Anna Amanda Thompson).� I am doing copy/paste so you can read it.� John T. Nix was a brother of William Jennings Nix. � After 'Uncle Tom' and 'Mary L' divorced, he moved into the cabin on my aunt, Josie Myrtle Nix Wear's property and did farm work for them.� He� then married a woman named May and moved to Lower Oppelo.� May�became very mentally unstable (or was always mentally unstable), believing she was pregnant with 'Uncle Tom's' baby.� She remained pregnant for well over a year then 'had' the child.� The one she produced was a child's baby doll which she dressed in a layette and presented to everyone as the newest addition!� I remember when the older cousins would laugh about her, my mother and aunts would reprimand them and tell them she couldn't help it, that she was quite ill.� That was quite the topic for discussion in the family for some time! � Also, will be sending the Gassaway Family Book pages sometime this week.�

Welch - Thompson - Nix -------------------

Hester Anna Amanda Thompson, daughter of Mary Jane Forehand and James H. Thompson, born June 8th, 1847, in Georgia. She married James Franklin Welch (1834-c.1880). They were living in the community of Deview, near Augusta in Woodruff County Arkansas, in 1870 with two very young children, a girl named Dianna and a boy named James. On the 4th of March, 1871, their second daughter, Mary Beulah Welch, was born. Three boys shortly followed (W. Dexter Welch, Wiley A. Welch, and Frank Welch), and in January of 1880 Mr. Welch purchased 120 acres of land in Lower Oppelo from Sarah Birge (John Birge had first acquired the land from the government in 1857), and though the family was in Oppelo by that year they were enumerated in Perry County. (Oppelo was originally part of Perry Co. but later part of Perry Co. became part of Conway County).

Unfortunately, Mr. Welch died very soon after the family got to Oppelo. Amanda was left with young children to raise and a farm to run, so on the 29th of September, 1881, Amanda was married to John T. Nix (b. abt 1857) by Justice of the Peace B.F. Grinstead. Amanda�s son, Thomas F. Nix, was born in Oppelo soon after.

Four years later (1885) Amanda was dead, her two eldest children gone and the five younger children turned over to the guardianship of neighbor William H. Cravens.

In 1889 Mary Beulah Welch married the young man next door, James Elonzo (Lonnie) Todd of Oppelo. Beulah and Lonnie had ten children over the next nineteen years.

Beginning in 1894 Beulah and her husband took over the administration of the Welch inheritance, paying the delinnt taxes on the land. Frank Welch had died by 1905, and Dexter married a woman named Cora E. (--) selling their 1/3 interest in the Welch land to Beulah and Lonnie in that year. Wiley married a women named Olena W. (--) and moved to Boone County. They sold his 1/3 interest in the Welch land to Lonnie and Beulah in 1907. Tom Nix married Mary L (--) before 1920, and they lived near Beulah in Oppelo (they later divorced).

Beulah suffered from a non-healing ulcerous wound after a boiling iron pot (washtub) full of lye soap and water overturned on her leg when she was young. Though the wound gave her some pain for the rest of her life it did not prevent her from taking an active part in her church and community. A deeply religious woman, she was instrumental in the establishment of the Oppelo Assembly of God (Pentecostal) Church, first opening her home to weekly services for the community and later helping organize the member donations of lumber and land for the building of the church.

A letter to Beulah, dated November 21, 1919 from a leader of the Assemblies of God Church states (verbatim):

"Hartford Ark, Mrs. Beula Todd Dear sister in Christ Greetings;

     In his dear name I rec. your letter O.K. glad to here from You, 
     but sorry to say no to you i sure wish i could come and be with 
     you over sunday but i don�t see how i can at presant, as we are 
     to begin a meeting Sunday week, and i want to stay here and try 
     to keep things in readiness for the meeting, you all pray for the 
     meeting, as the mines are shut down here and that makes finiance 
     a little short, but thank God he is able, Hallulajah; so we are 
     trusting him, now sister just as soon as i can get a chance i will 
     come and spend a few days with you all, give my love to all the dear 
     sants and pray for us here, 
     now, in regard to the form of deed, i will give it as follows, 
     (The trustees of the Assembley of God, at Oppolo, Ark, and there 
     successers, in Cooperation with the General Council of The Assemblies 
     of God, at Springfield Mo.) in making Your Deed in cooperation with 
     the General Council, it will stop all future troble, so i will close, 
     ans, soon from your Bro, in christ, 
                                        Fayette Romines.
     P.S. the General Council will not own your property but it will be 
     owned by you all there and protected by the Council."

Establishment of the Church in Lower Oppelo was not without some controversy. Early on, a group of troublemakers was determined to disrupt services and frighten the congregation from ever assembling again, but Lonnie Todd was tipped off about the plans and he and some of the other men were waiting in their wagon beds when the hooligans showed up. When confronted by the rifle-bearing congregants the hooded cowards fled.

One of the Welch boys left Arkansas suddenly during the depression. He moved to California, where he settled in the Pasadena area. His family owned several successful restaurants in Southern California.

After her husband Lonnie passed away in 1919, Beulah ran the farm with the help of her son Johnnie Todd, living on another twenty-four years. Beulah passed away the 27th of June, 1943 after increasing disability left her bedfast for months, having outlived six of her ten children and being survived by her brothers Dexter Welch and Tom Nix.

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Yes, this is my Moore family (Martha Elizabeth Moore married William Jennings Nix).� The�original researcher (not the author who is also a distant cousin) �is another cousin��who provided most of this info to the author .� The author also researched the Welch - Thompson - Nix line �that�included �Uncle Tom (Thomas Floyd Nix - son of John T. Nix and Hester Anna Amanda Thompson).� I am doing copy/paste so you can read it.� John T. Nix was a brother of William Jennings Nix.

Yes, this is my Moore family (Martha Elizabeth Moore married William Jennings Nix).� The�original researcher (not the author who is also a distant cousin) �is another cousin��who provided most of this info to the author .� The author also researched the Welch - Thompson - Nix line �that�included �Uncle Tom (Thomas Floyd Nix - son of John T. Nix and Hester Anna Amanda Thompson).� I am doing copy/paste so you can read it.� John T. Nix was a brother of William Jennings Nix.