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FOURTH GENERATION: The great-grandchildren of James and Sarah Lovelace:

The children of James E. Loveless and his wife [NU]: A. Pearl Loveless. (JAMES E.10, HENRY HENSON LOVELESS9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 16 August, 1885, probably in Gordon County, Georgia. Along with her sister Josephine, she was in the care and household of her paternal grandparents by the time of the 1900 census. Pearl Loveless married a man named Fletcher Matteson Evans (circa 1903; place unknown), and was the mother of five children (see later). Mr. Evans was born on 21 July 1884 in Cherokee County, Georgia, and died on 20 January 1947 in Gordon County, Georgia. He was a son of Zachariah Taylor Evans (1847-1927) and his wife Lutisha Cagle [sic] (18421916). Through his mother, Fletcher Matteson Evans was a descendant of the Bolling descendants of Pocahontas, and was also a distant cousin to the descendants of David Alexander (1839-1888), several of whose descendants intermarried with the same Cagle family in Alabama. David Alexander was a brother of Thomas Tucker Alexander (18501929), whose first wife had been Martha Mattie Lovelace (1848-1886), a daughter of Captain James Albert Loveless (1810-1867), both of whom have already been noticed in this book. Josephine Josie Loveless.
(JAMES E.10, HENRY HENSON LOVELESS9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in

October 1887, according to the 1900 census. Information supplied by Bill and Agnes Jones, however, states that Josie was born on 12 September, 1883, and died on 2 September, 1917. This same source says that Josie Loveless married to a Luke Green, and was the mother of two children (see later).

The child of Harold Rhodes and his wife [NU]: Oswelle Rhodes. (HAROLD RHODES10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1881 in Georgia, and married A.R. Chaudless, who was born in 1872 in Georgia. They were the parents of four children (see later).

The children of Dr. James Beauregard Gardy Rhodes and his wife Sarah Louise Lou Harris:

Mary Adeline Rhodes. (JAMES BEAUREGARD RHODES10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 21 November, 1899, in Barrettsville, Dawson County, Georgia.

Edgar Leon Rhodes. (JAMES BEAUREGARD RHODES10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 20 August, 1892, in Dawson County, Georgia.

The children of Sarah Melinda Roe and her husband Jesse B. Irwin:

(SARAH MELINDA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in October, 1889, probably in

Landon Irwin.

Dallas County, Texas.

(SARAH MELINDA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN , JOHN , THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in September, 1891, probably

Jesse M. Irwin.
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also in Dallas County, Texas.

(SARAH MELINDA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN , JOHN , THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in October, 1893, probably

Elizabeth Irwin.
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also in Dallas County, Texas. Joseph Joe Irwin. (SARAH MELINDA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born around 1895, probably also in Dallas County, Texas.

Alice Virginia Irwin. (SARAH MELINDA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born around 1900, probably also in Dallas County, Texas. She died on 6 January, 1923, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Alice married Harold Tomlinson on 15 November, 1917, in Dallas County, Texas. They supposedly lived for a while in Sebastian County, Arkansas, before moving back to Fort Worth.

The children of David Anselem [sic] Roe, and his wife Viola Weakley Cross: Rowena Lou Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 27 May 1896, in Eagle Ford, Dallas, Texas, and died on 29 October, 1930, in Laurel Land Park, Dallas, Texas. She married Lee Roy Archer, son of Alexander Archer and his wife Rosie Gibbons. He was born on 15 May, 1893, in Crisp, Limestone County, Texas, and died on 2 May, 1969, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. He was a son of Milton Webster Archer and his wife Icedore Staton. Lee Roy Archer and Rowena Lou Roe were the parents of six children (see later).

Lee Roy Archer (right) with his sister Lula, About 1910.

Lee Roy Archer (right) with his Rumans/Roe great-grandchildren, 1965

Lee Roy Archer and his wife Rowena Lou Roe, on the truck he drove for the Texas Pipe Line Company. These photos were probably taken in Trinidad, Texas, c.1920.

Mamie Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 10 November 1897, in Western Heights, Dallas County, Texas, and died on 26 October, 1985, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Cecil Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 29 August 1899, in Western Heights, Dallas County, Texas, and died on 21 September, 1988, in DeSoto, Dallas County, Texas. She married Wyatt M. Paull, who was born on 13 September, 1899, in Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas, and who died in February, 1980, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Robert Anselm Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 21 January, 1901, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and died on 16 August, 1969, in Wadsworth, Matagorda County, Texas. Kath Rumans, however, says he died in Bay City, Texas.

Russell Joseph Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in June, 1902, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and died in August, 1904, in the same place. Mary Lucille Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 23 July, 1904, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and died on 25 July, 1995, in Eldorado, Union County, Arkansas.

Ezma Doris Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 29 December, 1909, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and died on 31 May, 1976, in Eldorado, Union County, Arkansas. David Arthur Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 15 July, 1912, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and died on 28 December, 2002, in Teague, Freestone County, Texas. He married Ruby Hazel Rutledge on 17 July, 1933, in Rockwall, Texas. She was born on 20 June, 1908, in Mississippi, and died on 14 April, 1996, in Teague, Freestone County, Texas. They were the parents of two children (see later).

Artie Alda Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 27 February, 1914, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and died in 1920, in the same place.

Paul Fredrick Roe. (DAVID ANSELEM ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 8 March, 1914, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and died on 12 January, 1990, in the same place. Clearly, either his year of birth, or that of his sister Artie Alda (above), is incorrect, as two siblings couldnt possibly be born only nine days apart.

The children of Stella Roe and her husband A.J. Whatley:

Joseph Hagan Whatley. (STELLA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 10 August, 1894, probably in Dallas County, Texas, and died on 28 November, 1962, probably in Texas. He married Cora Belle Plunkett about 1917. She was born on 10 November, 1896, and died on 9 December, 1981. They were the parents of three children (see later). Vera Whatley. (STELLA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1896, and died in 1904, at the age of eight. George Harold Whatley. (STELLA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born and died in March, 1898. Leslie Lee Les Whatley. (STELLA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 28 November, 1899, and died on 9 December, 1963. He married Eula Lee Anderson, probably about 1920, since their first child was born in 1921. She was born on 2 September, 1900, and died on 2 February, 1967. They were the parents of five children (see later). Grace Lillian Whatley. (STELLA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 22 June, 1902, and died about 1985, according to Clendon Whatley. Her husband was James Thomas Jim Norman, whom she probably married about 1921, as their eldest child was born in 1922. Jim Norman was born on 15 July, 1899, and died on 10 November, 1963. He and Grace were the parents of six children (see later). Mable Whatley. (STELLA ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in December, 1905, and died two months later in February, 1906.

The children of Jennie Roe and her husband Josef Joe Lindenblatt: Roy Lindenblatt. (JENNIE ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in July, 1899, probably in Texas.
(JENNIE ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN , JOHN , THOMAS , WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born about 1902, probably also in

Wallace Lindenblatt.
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Texas. Alma Lindenblatt. (JENNIE ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born about 1904, probably also in Texas. Alma married a Toler, and was still living in 1990, when she attended a Roe/Archer family reunion with her son and grandson (see photo, below).

(left) Alma Toler, with her son Leroy (age 67) and oldest grandson Bob (age 44), at the Roe/Archer reunion in 1990.

Marie Lindenblatt. (JENNIE ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born about 1908, probably also in Texas.

The children of Josephus Roe and his (first?) wife Jennie [LNU]: Katherine Roe. (JOSEPHUS ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1906, in Cement, Dallas County, Texas. Thelma Roe. (JOSEPHUS ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1907, in Cement, Dallas County, Texas. Evelyn Roe. (JOSEPHUS ROE10, MARY LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born about 1909, probably also in Cement, Dallas County, Texas.

The children of Samuel Fermuel Sam Loveless and Beatrice Anna Vera Bea Keheley: Nettie Louise Nettie Lou Loveless.
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(SAMUEL FERMUEL10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE , SAMUEL , BARTON , BENJAMIN , JOHN , THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on
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28 March, 1898, in Heflin, Cleburne County, Alabama, and died (place not recorded) on 5 October, 1969, at the age of seventy-one. She married a man named Carse B. Glass.

Nettie Lou and Carse Glass, about 1920 or so. Unknown location. Amy E. Loveless. (SAMUEL FERMUEL10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1902, in Arbacoochee District, Cleburne County, Alabama, and married John J. Conkle, who was born in 1892 in Alabama. They were the parents of at least four children (see later). Claude Loveless. (SAMUEL FERMUEL10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in 1908, in the Arbacoochee District of Cleburne County, Alabama, and died in January of 1986, in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. In the 1920 census, he was residing in Ward Eight, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.

The children of Anna L. "Annie" Loveless and her husband William H. "Hamp" Reynolds: Sarah Media Reynolds. (ANNA L. LOVELESS10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1898, in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama.

(l) Media Reynolds, unknown date and place. The caption on the back of the photo reads: To Aunt Cora, from your niece Media Reynolds.

Lidia [sic] Reynolds. (ANNA L. LOVELESS10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1903, in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, and married a Mr. Parker.

The children of James A. and Ellen C. Loveless:


(JAMES A.10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN , JOHN , THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1906, probably in

Izzie L. Loveless.
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Cleburne County, Alabama, and married C. C. "Charlie" Rooks of Arbacoochee, Cleburne County, Alabama, on the 8th of April, 1923, at "Howle's Grove". They were married by the Rev. R.L. Skinner. Charlie Rooks' mother was Mrs. Fanny Rooks. (left) Izzie Loveless Rooks, at a Loveless reunion, ca.1983.

(below) Izzie Loveless Rooks (far left, seated), with her Loveless cousins at a Loveless reunion around 1986. They were (l-r) Beulah, Pearl, Grady (seated), and Ruby, Irene, and Myrtice (standing).

Albert James Loveless. (JAMES A.10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 12 May, 1909, probably in Cleburne County, Alabama, and died in May, 1978, also in Cleburne County. He married the former Beulah Wall, who died in January, 1995. They were the parents of two children (see later).

Beulah Wall Loveless, at a Loveless reunion ca.1983.

Albert James Loveless (right), at the old Hightower School.

The Cleburne News newspaper, in the issue of Thursday, 21 February, 1929, said the following about Albert Loveless: Loveless posts $500. Bond. Albert Loveless of near Hightower made $500 bond and is free following his arrest on a grand jury indictment of attacking and seriously wounding W.F. Rooks with a pocket knife near Arbacoochee last July. Rooks was said to have been cut about his back, left side and a serious wound on his left arm. Loveless was indicted by January term of the grand jury.

Beulah Wall Loveless (center) with in-laws Myrtice White Loveless (l), and Ruby Lambert Loveless (r). Photo taken at Hurricane Church around 1984.

The children of Ever Asbury Loveless and his wife Arrilla Izora Gober: Eva L. Loveless. (EVER ASBURY10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in August 1897, in Howell, Marion County, Alabama. Parilee Loveless. (EVER ASBURY10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in January 1899, in Howell, Marion County, Alabama.

The child of Frances Lena Loveless and her first husband Mr. Simpson: Roy Simpson. (FRANCES LENA LOVELESS10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). The Social Security Death Index lists two men by this nameeither or neither of which might be this Roy Simpson: one man named Roy Simpson (SSN 424-05-9037) who was born on 17 June, 1904, and who died in September, 1970 in Ohatchee, Calhoun County, Alabama; and another man by the same name (SSN 420-09-1443) who was born (curiously) on 17 January, 1904, and who died in January, 1971, in Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. Without other identifying data, it is impossible to say which of these men was our relative Roy Simpson. We know that Roy was a grandson of Evan Jackson Loveless because of an April, 1923 mention of him (as such) in The Cleburne News newspaper. Roy was then residing in Anniston, Alabama. One year previously, Roy Simpson had married the former Miss Ezmer Gray of Heflin at the Cleburne County courthouse, on Saturday afternoon, on the 7th of January (1922). They were married by the probate clerk, a man named Glasgow. Roy was then a resident of Hightower, in Cleburne County. His bride was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J. S. Gray. This marriage was reported in The Cleburne News issue of Thursday, 12 January, 1922. [Jimmie Ryan of Long Beach, California (a thorough and helpful researcher) is the one who says that Roy Simpsons mother was Frances Lena Loveless, based on the census records, he says. I personally have not yet seen the relevant census(es).]

The children of Cortez Pate Cort Loveless and his wife Cora Idell Teague:

Evie Pearl Loveless. (CORTEZ PATE10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 12 December, 1909, in Cleburne County, Alabama, and died on 15 October, 1988, at Randolph County Hospital, Alabama. She married ca.1934, Alton Emory White, who was born 13 February, 1909, Randolph County, Alabama, and died 23 April, 1996, at Regional Medical Center Hospital (no location given). (See White Excursus.) They were the parents of seven children (see later).

(Left) Evie Pearl Loveless White, at a Loveless family reunion ca.1983.

(Below) Evie Pearl Loveless ca. 1928 at about the age of nineteen.

Pearl Loveless White, with several of her children and grandchildren, at Hurricane Church during a family reunion (about 1983).

Two of the children of Pearl Loveless White at a Loveless reunion in the late 1980s.

William Grady Loveless. (CORTEZ PATE10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 8 January, 1911, in Cleburne County, Alabama; and died on 4 July, 1991, in Cleburne County, Alabama. He married 4 March, 1934, Myrtice Louise White, who was born 14 September, 1916. Myrtice was a sister of Alton White, who married Evie Pearl Loveless (above). Myrtice (White) Loveless and Alton White were two of the children of Newman and Elzie White. (See White Excursus.) Grady Loveless is buried at Morrison Chapel Cemetery, in Randolph County, Alabama. He and his wife Myrtice were the parents of twelve children (see later).

(Left) Grady Loveless, at a Loveless family reunion, ca.1983.

(right) Grady Loveless ca.1928 at about the age of seventeen.

Grady Loveless (far right) with his brothers Elbert and Euell (far left and second from right, respectively). The other man (in the overalls) is cousin Albert James Loveless. At a Loveless Reunion at the old Hightower School (probably in the 1940s). This school has since burned down.

Myrtice White Loveless (center) with some of her children and their spouses.

Grady and Myrtice Loveless on their wedding day, 4 March, 1934.

Grady and Myrtice Loveless on the day of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, 4 March, 1984.

Elbert Lee Loveless. (CORTEZ PATE10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in Cleburne County, Alabama on 13 July, 1912, and died on 8 March, 1985, near Hollis Crossroads, which is near Heflin in Cleburne County, Alabama. He is buried at Pinetucky Baptist Cemetery, in Micaville, Alabama. He married the former Ruby Jewel Lambert on 4 August, 1929. She was born on 23 April, 1914, and died on 13 September, 1998, a daughter of James Franklin Lambert and his wife Octavia Perkins, who lived in Cleburne County, Alabama, in the Micaville community. Elbert and Ruby were the parents of five children (see later). (Left) Elbert Loveless at a family reunion, ca.1983.

(Below) Elbert at about the age of sixteen (ca. 1928).

Elberts daughter Betty Loveless Murray recently provided me with a write-up about her parents, from which I will now gratefully quote (I have edited the narrative slightly): When Grandma Loveless [Cora Teague Loveless, widow of Cort Loveless] lost her husband, [her father] Grandpa Teague and Uncle Pitchford Teague went to their house and forced Grandma to move back to the [Teague] home place [along] with her family. My father Elbert was seven years old at this time.

[Grandma Teagues] parents treated them as slaves. Grandma was made (by her mother) to scrub the floor with a shuck mop until the water ran clear. The boys had to be in the field ready to plow when the sun came up. They got a short lunch break [during which they were also expected] to take care of the animals. After they ate, they had to return to work. They had to remain in the field until they couldnt see to plow. Grandpa [Teague] was really rough on the older children. He only bought them one pair of Brogans [shoes] a year. My mother remembers them walking to school with ice [on the ground], with their shoes thrown over their shoulders.

Solomon Teague and Elizabeth Scott Teague.

Grandma Teague made Grandpa Teague buy eggs from her before she would cook one for his breakfast. This was [obviously] a very dysfunctional family, even though it was not recognized as [such] back then. Grandma Loveless [Cora Teague Loveless] started staying with her married children as early as she possibly could. She seemed to spend more time with Elberts family than [with] the others. My Daddy and Mother [Elbert and Ruby] were married by Judge Glasgow [perhaps the same man who performed the marriage of cousin

Roy Simpson] on the front steps leading up to his home, on August 4th, 1929. They were fifteen and seventeen at the time. After they were married, they lived in a little two-room house on her parents place. They farmed some on their own, and worked for her Daddy for fifty cents a day. They later moved to the Norval place where Betty [their eldest child] was born. Shortly after this, Elbert got a job at Lloyds Bakery in Anniston, and they moved [there] to be closer to work. Daddy later got work as a welder, which [is what] he did for most of his life. [In addition] Daddy often farmed [as well]. He was employed for years by the Kilby Steel Company. They would allow him to bring farm produce inside the fence [on company property] to sell to his co-workers. He was a very hard worker, and a number of times worked [for as much as] 72 hours without coming home. We would carry him food, and he would nap in a wheelbarrow until time to go back to work. Primarily, Mother was a homemaker, [although] there were two brief periods when she was employed [--one, when she was employed] by [the] Linen Thread Company during World War II, and [when she] worked for a handicapped brother and sister (the Mizes) when [their daughter] Betty was thirteen. When I [Betty] was nine, Daddy started bragging that he could make a better cake than Mother and me. [So,] we baked our cakes, [and] set them on a shelf ready for Christmas. Wouldnt you knoweach [cake] was the best! [Mother and Daddy] moved us to the country (Micaville) when I was nearly fourteen. We thought [at the time that] it was awful [being out in the country]. [But] our parents were right. It was the best thing they could have done. Elbert and Ruby were really good parents. They taught us strong moral values. We always knew we were loved. They wanted each of us to come to know and love the Lord.

My grateful thanks to Betty Loveless Murray for taking the time and trouble to write down for all of us such a wonderful account of her parents and family life when she was growing up. I think the most important lesson her parents taught her and her siblings can be neatly summed up in her own words: We always knew we were loved. There can be no better legacy to leave ones descendants than one like that. Her parents must have been wonderful parents indeed.

Elbert and Ruby Loveless, with many of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, at a Loveless Family Reunion at Hurricane Church, about 1983.

Ruby Lambert Loveless with some of her children and descendants.

Elbert and Ruby Loveless, probably in the 1930s. Notice the log house behind them!

Lena Irene Loveless. (CORTEZ PATE10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 16 July, 1914, in Cleburne County, Alabama. She married ca.1932, Walter Aaron Perkins, who was born 22 December, 1913. They were the parents of six children (see later). Walter Perkins died on 3 April, 1965. I do not yet have his wife Lenas death date. Both are buried in Pinetucky Cemetery, in Cleburne County, Alabama. Lena Irene Loveless Perkins (left and below right)

(Left) ca.1928, at about the age of fourteen.

(Above) Walter Perkins, husband of Lena Irene Loveless Perkins.

Walter Aaron Perkins and his wife Lena Irene Loveless.

(above) Lena Loveless Perkins with some of her children and grandchildren, at a Loveless Reunion at Hurricane Church, about 1983.

(left) The children of Cort and Cora Teague Loveless, in their later years: (l-r) Grady, Elbert, and Lena (standing); and Euell and Pearl (seated).

The Walter and Lena Perkins family, in the early 1950s.

Lena Loveless Perkins with her children and several of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lena Irene Loveless Perkins with several of her grandchildren and great-grandbabies.

James Euell Loveless. (CORTEZ PATE10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 6 January, 1917, in Cleburne County, Alabama, and died on 19 August, 1988, near Newell, Randolph County, Alabama. He married ca.1937, the former Annie M. Benefield. She was born on 2 October, 1910, and died on 1 March, 1957. They were the parents of seven children (see later). Euell and his wife Annie are also buried in the Pinetucky Cemetery in Cleburne County.

(Left) Euell Loveless, at a family reunion, ca.1983 (close-up of below photo).

(Below) Loveless siblings and cousins at a reunion at Hurricane Church, ca.1983.

Euell Loveless, with his mother Cora, ca.1928, at the approximate age of eleven.

Sisters-in-law (l-r) Myrtice White Loveless, Ruby Lambert Loveless, and Annie Benefield Loveless, in the 1930s.

Infant twin sons Loveless. (CORTEZ PATE10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). Both born and died on or about 31 March, 1918. They are buried beside their parents in the Hurricane Church Cemetery, Cleburne County. According to the story I have been told (by Catherine Loveless Kennedy), one of these infant boys was either stillborn, or lived only perhaps one day, whereas the other one was expected to die soon as well (for some reason), so the first one was placed in a shoebox and buried at the edge of the garden, until the second one died a few days later. Then both of them were taken to Hurricane Church Cemetery, and buried in the same grave.

The child of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Loveless and her husband Elijah Stanford: Benjamin Stanford. (ELIZABETH LOVELESS10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7,
BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1).

The children of Virginia Jennie Loveless and her husband Samuel Bolden: Dan Bolden. (VIRGINIA LOVELESS10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6,
BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1).

Robert Bolden. (VIRGINIA LOVELESS10, EVAN JACKSON9, JAMES ALBERT LOVELACE8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was last reported as living in Birmingham, Alabama. He reportedly had one daughter.

Child of Walter DeWitt Keheley and his (divorced) wife Hersie G. Robinson: Clyde D. Keheley. He was born (probably in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia) on 31 May, 1900, and died on 5 September, 1901. He lies buried beside his mother and a halfbrother in Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Atlanta, on what was formerly Stewart Avenue SW.

The children of Bob Margaret "Bobbie" Keheley and her husband Claude Leslie Newton: Margaret Newton. (BOB MARGARET KEHELEY10, JANE NETT LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in 1906 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia.

Jeanette Newton. (BOB MARGARET KEHELEY10, JANE NETT LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 17 November, 1907, and died in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia on 13 October, 1988. She married William Hubbard Peebles Sr., who was a son of Henry Peebles and his wife Looney Brown. William was born on 14 October, 1897, in Henry County, Georgia, and died on 9 March, 1945, also in Henry County, Georgia. He and Jeanette were the parents of two children (see later). In September, 1986, the widowed Jeanette Peebles was residing at 796 Hillpine Drive NE, Atlanta, Georgia. This was the occasion on which I telephoned her-on the advice of my grandmother Martha Bunn--to inquire into the family history. And I am eternally grateful that I didnot only because (unknown to me at the time) Jeanette had only two more years to live, but also for the very valuable and apparently accurate information she so generously provided me. Jeanette also informed me during that telephone conversation that she was named for her grandmother, Jeanette Lovelace Keheley.

Child of Hurt Eugene Keheley and his wife Mary C. [ ? ]: Walter DeWitt Keheley. (HURT EUGENE10, JANE NETT LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 25 April, 1921, and died in March, 1974. He married Janie Grace Norsworthy, and they were the parents of at least one child (see later). Walter was named for his uncle, and served in the United States Army for a number of years, mainly at Atlantas Fort McPherson. When he shows up in the Atlanta City Directories, in 1944, he was listed with his wife, Janie G., and as an employee of the USAwhich of course here stands for United States Army. His residence was 904 Berne Street SE. In 1947, his wife was listed as Grace N., and Walter was working as a mechanic for the International Harvester Company, and was residing at 508 Gibson Street SE. For the years 1948 through 1950, he was again employed by the USA, and was residing with his wife Grace, first, at 430 Arnold Street (through 1949), and then in 1950 at 1721 Braeburn Drive SE. Walter does not show up in any other directory entries until the year 1962. He and Grace were residing at 345 Murray Hill Avenue NE. He was described as still employed, as a mechanic with the International Harvester Company, his former employer from back in 1947.

Possible (unproven) child of Hurt Eugene Keheley:


, JANE NETT LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON , BENJAMIN , JOHN , THOMAS , WILLIAM , UNKNOWN1). He was born on 12 November,

Marion Eugene Keheley. (HURT


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1916, and died on 1 February, 1989, at the age of seventy-three. The Atlanta City Directories provide some biographical detail concerning him: In 1939, he was listed with a wife Agnes, and was employed as a helper at the K-PC Corporation. His residence that year was 516 Glenwood Avenue SEthe same residence where (in the same year) Hurt Eugene, Dorothy H., and Sarah Catherine were all living. In 1940, his residence was 910 Ormewood Avenue SE, whence the abovementioned Dorothy H. and Sarah Catherine had also moved. In that year, Marion was employed as a clerk. In 1941, his address was the same, but he was working as a woodworker. In 1943, he had again moved, this time to 509 Glenwood Avenue SE. With him was a new wife, Fay E. In 1944, Marion was employed as a defense worker and was residing at 899 Berne Street SE. In 1945, residing in the same place, he was employed as a clerk at Ft. McPherson. In 1947, his residence and job were the same as 1945. Residing with him in 1947, however, was another Mariona Marion H. Keheleyprobably a son. In 1949, his residence was still the same, but he was employed as a clerk at Mitchell Motors. In 1950, residing in the same place, his job was listed as salesman for Harry Sommers, Inc. In the years 1951 and 1952, his residence was 973 Mercer Street SE, and he was employed as a Department Manager at Tom Mitchell Buick. In 1953, his residence unchanged, he was employed as a partsman with Mellen Parts. The last reference I have been able to find for him in the City Directories dates from 1961. In that year, he had a new wife, Oudia [sic], was

residing at 1731 Giben Road SW, Apartment 1, and was employed in the Parts Department at East Point Chevrolet. The search engine ZabaSearch.com (amazingly) lists a Marion E. Keheley as residing in Douglasville, Georgia. Since the above Marion Eugene Keheley died in 1989, perhaps this is his widow (?). Strangely, however, the same web site also lists the same name Marion E. Keheley as residing in Weidman, Michiganwith a wife (or widow) named Ouida L. Keheley, aged seventy-five. Since we know Marion did indeed have a wife by this name, this has to be him. Perhaps he (or his widow) moved to Weidman, Michigan from Douglasville, Georgia.

The children of James William "Bill" Alexander and his wife Lula Reed: Walter Ernest Walt Alexander. (JAMES WILLIAM ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 5 March, 1891, in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, and died on 29 December 1978 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. As mentioned above, he (like his father) was also a baseball player, breaking into the major leagues in 1912 at the age of twenty-one. He played professionally for both the St. Louis Browns and the New York Yankees. There is a page detailing his biography and statistics at the site www.baseballalmanac.com/players/player.php?p=alexawa01 , although this reference says he was born in Atlanta instead of Marietta. I have not yet found out which is correct. He must have been a decent player to get drafted by both the Browns and the New York Yankees, but this is not reflected in his statistics, which appear completely lackluster. Still, to play for those two teamseven so long agois a noteworthy achievement indeed.* The above site says that Walt is buried in the Grove Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas (which may well be where his parents are buried also). My cousin Bobby Alexander (son of Durward) told me recently (May, 2007) that back around 1965, when he happened to be in Texas on business, he looked up his cousin Walt Alexander, and visited with him and his wife. Bobby says that Walt brought out all his old baseball memorabilia, including his old New York Yankees uniform. Those items would be worth seeing today, and must be very valuable indeed. Nothing is known at present concerning whether or not Walt had children.

* Well-known baseball broadcaster Bob Costas recently confirmed this, saying that even the least-accomplished major-league baseball player is a VERY, very good baseball player. He also added that any criticism of the game or its players should always come from a position of profound respect for the same. I agree. And I am very proud of my late cousin Walt Alexander.

Grace Alexander. (JAMES WILLIAM ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in December 1892, in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. Bertha Alexander. (JAMES WILLIAM ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in April 1894, in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.

The children of Dr. Omer Rocellous Alexander Sr. and his wife Willie Pearl McAfee: Lois Laverne Alexander (adopted). (OMER ROCELLOUS ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in October 1897, in Cobb County, Georgia, and married a B.A. Martin. She lived on Rhodenhaven Street (Marietta ?). They were the parents of at least one daughter (see later).

Omer Rocellous Alexander Jr. (OMER ROCELLOUS ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 10 July, 1900, in Cobb County, Georgia, and died on 27 December, 1966, in Mableton, Cobb County, Georgia [one source says this death date was "1960"]. He married the former Lillian Gallaher [sic], who was a daughter of Joseph Gallaher and his wife Mattie Martin. Omer Jr. and his wife were the parents of two children (see later).

(OMER ROCELLOUS ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in

Robert

N.

Alexander.

1903, in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida. He married Vanada [LNU] and was the father of at least one daughter (see later).

William Merritt Alexander Sr. (OMER ROCELLOUS ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in

1906, in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, and died in 1986. He married Nancy Sue [LNU] and was the father of two children (see later).

Eva Alexander. (OMER ROCELLOUS ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She married James Jim" Hessey. They were the parents of at least one daughter (see later).

Lillian Alexander. (OMER ROCELLOUS ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She married Kenneth Recker. He was born (according to one source) in 1907 in Findlay City, Hancock County, Ohio. They were the parents of two sons (see later). The U.S. Social Security Death Index lists a Kenneth Recker who was born on 27 November, 1906, and who died on 18 October, 1994, in or near Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida. Since this is where Lillian Alexander was from, this is very likely the same individual.

(OMER ROCELLOUS ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in

Henry F. Alexander Sr.

1918, and married the former Betty Robertson. They were the parents of two children (see later). My grateful thanks to Henry for his valuable help and information about his extended family, which he graciously provided me many years ago.

The children of India Isabel Izzie Alexander and her husband Zephaniah "Zeph" Hooper: Mattie Lee Hooper.
(INDIA ISABEL ALEXANDER1 0 , MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SA 7 MUEL , BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1).

She was born on 21 September

, 1891, in Cobb County, Georgia, and died on 26 February, 1989, in Columbus, Georgia. She married Charlie Robert Ernest Brown, who was a son of John Brown and his wife Louisa Wilson.

Mattie Lee Hooper Brown, at an unknown date (courtesy of Marjorie Morehead). Charlie Brown was born in March 1883 (one source says September) in Georgia, and died in October 1937, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia. He worked for the railroad. Mattie is buried in Crest Lawn Cemetery in Atlanta. She and her husband were the parents of seven children (see later).

After her mother Izzies early death in 1903 left the four surviving Hooper children orphaned (their father Zeph having apparently abandoned his children for a number of years, for some unknown reason), these children were then farmed out to several sisters of their late mother Izzie. The aunt who raised Mattie Lee Hooper was Lillie May Alexander (along with her first husband Top Kelly). An early photograph from this time (see below) shows the teenaged Mattie Hooper sitting with her aunt Ruby Alexander (roughly the same age), and behind them is standing Mr. Top Kelly, Matties adoptive father. Mattie Lee Hooper (left) with her aunt, Ruby Alexander, and her uncle (and step-father) Top Kelly. (about 1910)

(right) Mattie Lee Hooper with her aunt Ruby Alexander.

Mattie Lee Hooper Brown with her daughters and some friends, ca.1935.

Mattie with cousins Versie (l) and Eva Alexander (r), ca.1920.

(left) Mattie with a cow.

(right) Mattie with her cousins Versie (l) and Eva Alexander (second from right). Matties Aunt Athalia is second from left. Mattie herself is at the far right. This is apparently a photo taken at the kitchen door of the old Alexander farm house on Austell Road (now demolished).

(INDIA ISABEL ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 19

Thomas

Sylvester

Hooper.

February, 1895, in Cobb County, Georgia, and died in the 1920s [one source says 1920], while on a train to Arizona. This was for the purpose of helping him recuperate from the tuberculosis he had contracted (perhaps during his military service). He served in the First World War (see photos), and married a wife from Ohio, with whom he had one son (name unknown). (left) Thomas Sylvester Hooper, in his World War I uniform (ca. 1917, at approximately age twenty-two). (Courtesy of Marjorie Morehead.)

(below) Close-up of photo on the following page.

Dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori. --from the poem of the same name by British war poet Wilfred Owen (d. 1918). (Latin: It is sweet and fitting to die for ones country.) Owen intended it as a sarcastic, ironic comment on the tragic, futile waste that war often is.

Sic transit Gloria mundi *


To-day, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not stay,
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Thomas Sylvester Hooper with his WWI regiment (he is at left of center, standing). ca.1917-1918. (Courtesy of Marjorie Morehead.) At some pointprobably during his military service, Thomas contracted tuberculosis. It would too soon take his life. Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsmen of a stiller town. Smart lad, to slip betimes away From fields where glory does not stay A.E. Housman (1859-1936) To An Athlete Dying Young *(Latin) Thus passes the glory of the world.

Thomas Sylvester Hooper, proudly posing in his uniform, ca. 1917.

Frances Lola Fannie Hooper. (INDIA ISABEL ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 18 November, 1896, in Goddard, Marion County, Alabama. She married Carl Bishop (who was born in 1896) and was the mother of at least one child

Elizabeth Hooper. (INDIA ISABEL ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 21 May, 1899, in Goddard, Marion County, Alabama. She married the Rev. Howard W. Morris, and they were the parents of two children (see later). Elizabeth resided in Hapeville, Georgia in 1929, when she received a legacy from the will of her maternal grandfather Thomas Tucker Alexander. She is buried in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.

Elizabeth Hooper Morris (Courtesy of Marjorie Morehead.)

Hice Hooper. (INDIA ISABEL ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 9 February, 1903, in Goddard, Marion County, Alabama. Marjorie Brown Morehead says that after her grandmother Izzies death on 26 April, 1903, Izzies eldest daughter Mattie (Marjories mother) was left to care for this twomonth-old infant boy (Hice Hooper)their father having apparently run off and left the children to fend for themselves at their very isolated farmhouse. This infant boy died shortly after his mothers deatheither from starvation or diseasehis poor eleven-yearold sister Mattie being obviously unprepared and unable to properly care for him. Nor should Mattie in any way be blamed for this unfortunate occurrencewhat eleven year old child could ever be expected to successfully take on such a burdenespecially without a father to provide for her and the child? This must have been an awful, terrifying ordeal for these poor children: first, they lost their dear mother to death, then, their father abandoned the children, leaving them to their own devices, and then the baby died, while in the (inadequate) care of his eleven-year-old sister. Mattie (the eleven-year-old) even had to briefly abandon the other children herself, after their mother had died: since their father had run off, and they didnt know if he was coming back or not, Mattie had to leave the other children (and the baby) alone while she ran to the nearest neighbouring farmhouse (a good distance away) to summon help to take care of her mothers body (and the living, and abandoned, children)! We will perhaps never know why Zeph Hooper abandoned his own children, and thus (perhaps inadvertently) allowed his own infant son to die. Perhaps he was torn apart by grief and guilt after his wifes death. But to abandon your own small children? This is a hard, hard fact for us (his relatives and descendants) to try to understand. Robert Clayton (a descendant of Zeph and Izzie), however, points out that some of these children later (briefly) show up in Zephs household in Atlanta (in the 1910 census); so we can see that he had evidently tried to regain his status as their father. What a sad tale!

The children of Greer Montgomery Alexander Sr. and his first wife Grace Lizzie Bundt: William Greer "Buster" Alexander. (GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in 1900, in Georgia, and died in Cordell, Georgia (year unknown). He married Minnie Lee, who was also born in 1900. Grace Victoria Alexander. (GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 17 October, 1901, and died of tuberculosis in 1943, in Cobb County, Georgia. She married on 25 December, 1918, Wilbur Chester "Bill" Sangster, who was born on 6 April, 1896, in Dooly County, Georgia, and died on 5 July, 1936, Abbeville, Wilcox County, Georgia, a son of William T. Sangster and his wife Martha C. Deloach. Bill Sangster was a carpenter by trade. "Grace lived in Abbeville Georgia until Bill died, [at which point] she returned to Cobb County." (per Jack Alexander) Bill Sangster died of Typhus "from a rat-infected flea," and lies buried in the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church cemetery in Rochelle, Georgia (ibid.)
(GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT , SAMUEL , BARTON , BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born in

Martha Fay Alexander.


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1903, in Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, and died in California. She married Lee Sherrard, a Sgt. Major in the U.S. Army, and was a registered nurse by profession, "assisting [a] Dr.Griffith in all phases of the operation of his eye, nose and throat [operations at his hospital] in Atlanta. "She supervised all personnel and activities at the hospital, [and] as well acted as his personal secretary. After she was married in the late 1930s, she moved with her husband to California." (per Jack Alexander) Greer Montgomery Alexander, Jr. (GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in 1907, in Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia.

The children of Greer Montogomery Alexander Sr. and his second wife Mary Alva Beatrice Horn: Mary Frances Alexander. (GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 26 January, 1911, in Cobb County, Georgia. Her occupation before retirement was a C.P.A. She married in 1929 to Albert A. Guest, a mechanical engineer born on 13 January, 1909, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, a son of Peyton Lee Guest and his wife Maud Aiken. Albert A. Guest died 11 June, 1980, in Indiana, and is buried at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, Georgia. He was "a tile setter by trade, [and] worked for the Dinkler Hotel System. During his career with Dinkler, he traveled extensively. ..." (per Jack Alexander) "Mary resided [in] 2002 in Austell, Cobb County, Georgia. While serving with a New Orleans C.P.A. firm, her principal account was The Baptist Hospital. (ibid.) Mary is an accomplished artist. Her family especially enjoys her beautiful oils of roses. One can almost smell them and feel their soft petals." (ibid.) She died about 2003.

Mary Alexander Guest, with her brothers Frank and Jack, in January, 2001. (Courtesy of Jack Alexander.)

Richard Albert Alexander. (GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 17 July, 1913, in Cobb County, Georgia. He died on 24 September, 1984, in Marietta, Cobb County. The U.S. Social Security Death Index lists him, with a death date of September, 1984; place of death Fair Oaks (Marietta), Cobb County, Georgia. He obtained his social security number while in Louisiana. He is buried in Marietta. Richard served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married first, Carmen Bailey, on 14 June, 1944, in Cobb County, and second, to Pauline Bean Burdine, on 23 October, 1948, also in Cobb County. Pauline was born on 21 April, 1913, and died on 22 December, 1986. Richard and Pauline had one child (see later).

Dorothy Lucille "Ludy" Alexander. (GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 16 September, 1916, in Cobb County, Georgia, and died on 9 January, 1985, in Mobile, Alabama. She is buried at Kennesaw Memorial Park, in Marietta, Georgia. She married first, on 27 July, 1935, in Cobb County, Georgia, to Roy Lee Harris, who was born on 29 August, 1911 and died on 20 August, 1961, and married second to Louis Pinter, who was born in Hungary. He was residing in Hungary in 1997, after Ludys death. Dorothy Lucille "Ludy" Alexander had no children.

Frank Nolan Alexander. (GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 30 June, 1919, in Cobb County, Georgia. He married in 1939 to Muriel Martin, who was born on 9 January, 1922, and was a daughter of C.M. Martin, Sr. and his wife Beatrice Moore. Muriel died on 1 January, 2001. Frank was residing in 2002 in Acworth, Cobb County, Georgia. His occupation was a Facilities Engineer. Frank passed away in 2006. He and Muriel had one child, a daughter (see later).

(GREER MONTGOMERY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 1

Jack Leslie Alexander.

June, 1922, in Cobb County, Georgia. He did much research on the Alexander family. We are all richer because of his efforts and those of others like him. His occupation was a Mechanical Engineer. He is now retired, and celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday this year (2007). He and his second wife Kitty have resided in Danville, Virginia for a number of years. He married first in 1943 at Park Avenue Baptist Church in East Lake, Georgia, to Martha Dorris Hay, who was born on 26 December, 1920, in Georgia, and who died on 30 September, 1965, in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina. Martha was a daughter of Benjamin Hill Ben Hay and his wife Mano Elizabeth Kennedy. With Martha, Jack had three children (see later). Martha lies buried at Lake View Cemetery, Greensboro, North Carolina. Jack married second on 18 July, 1968 at Market Street Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, to Kitty Ray Richards, who was born in Danville, Virginia on 1 May, 1933, a daughter of Paul Lenwood Richards and his wife Cordie Alice Tucker. Kitty is a retired Systems Analyst. Here is Jacks own 2002 write-up about himself and his second wife Kitty: Jack was educated at Newark College of Engineering [in Newark, New Jersey], and began his career with C.R. Shaw Manufacturing, [a company] which was owned by his half-brother Charlie Shaw. He worked in the office while attending school, and later became the manufacturing shop foreman. After World War II, he resumed his career at the Carrier Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was an engineering technician for fifteen years. In 1960, Jack joined [the] AC Corp[oration] in Greensboro, North Carolina, as [a] project manager for the industrial division. He collaborated with Ernie Hungate in the design and development of an industrial air washer, which was patented in 1968, and which AC Corp continues to manufacture and market throughout the United States, Canada, and South America. He [Jack] holds three patents in his own right. After 30 years of service, he retired as Corporate Vice President and Industrial Division Manager, in 1990. During World War II, Jack served in the South Pacific as a metalsmith in theNavy, aboard the USS Cross, DE#448 Destroyer Escort, participating in the blockade of Yap Island, and [in] the invasion of Okinawa. An accountant by education, Kitty [Jacks second wife] spent most of her career designing and installing computer systems for second and third generation computers in municipal, educational, and corporate environments. With NCR, she was Systems Services Manager, who, with

her staff, was responsible for electronic equipment accounting systems in eleven North Carolina counties. Later, she formed her own company to develop training programs, write operations manuals, and assist clients in maintaining or upgrading their obsolete computer systems. When her family began to grow in the 1980s, Kitty ceased the formal operation of her company, although she occasionally continued to do freelance work. Currently, she is a Professional Grandmother.

Jack Alexander (r), ca. 2005, with his brother Frank (l). (Photo courtesy of Jack Alexander.)

The children of Lillie May Alexander by her first husband Henry Persons "Top" Kelly:
(LILLIE MAY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT , SAMUEL , BARTON , BENJAMIN , JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born on 28

James Gilbert "Jack" Kelly.


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March, 1905, in Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, and died from Emphysema on 29 August, 1982, at West Paces Ferry Hospital, in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.

James Gilbert Jack Kelly about 1956, Atlanta, Georgia

Jack Kelly with his mother Lillie, ca. 1956, Atlanta, Georgia (This is my favourite photgraph of both of them)

Jack Kelly, at the approximate age of ten years (ca. 1915). (close-up of below photo.)

(right) Jack as a toddler, 1905

Jack Kelly married the former Sarah Louise Greene, on 6 April, 1925, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia on 21 August, 1907, and died 10 January, 1981 in Georgia. She was a daughter of George and Ocie O. Greene. Jack Kelly was part of the very first graduating class of State Troopers in Georgia, and was for many years a State Trooper. Later, he worked for the Atlanta Gas Light Company as a pipe-fitter, then managed a hardware store for King Hardware on Campbellton Road in Atlanta. After retirement, he helped install heating and air with his son-in-law Raymond Newton. Though I could not have known that he had only two more years to live, I used to visit him often during the summers of 1980 and 1981, when he was quite old, and I was just graduating from high school (I used my bicycle to travel the fifteen-mile distance, a fact which impressed him). He was my (and my Dad's) favorite uncle, and it was during these two final summers of his life that I got to know him best. He was also the only member of my (extended) family who both smoked cigarettes and occasionally drank whiskey (two things my very religious familyand his sister Martha in particular-have always greatly frowned upon) and thus he was, to me (as a teenager) a VERY COOL PERSON. It was very unusual, therefore, that my pious and God-fearing father (his nephew) nonetheless respected and loved his (somewhat wayward) uncle.

This was evidently an elementary-school photo. Jack Kelly is seated at the bottom right.

School exercise written by Jack Kelly in the second grade (ca. 1913)

James Gilbert Jack Kelly (1905-1982), as a State Trooper with his 1939 Pontiac.

Jack Kelly in 1919 (in his ROTC uniform) with his father, Henry Persons Top Kelly, in Atlantas Grant Park.

His wife Sarah had for many years prior to her death been afflicted with some sort of mild mental instability, and as well had to have one of her legs amputated due to diabetes. Jack Kelly never once deserted her during what must have been those awful, hard-to-bear years. Sarah had also (in her better days) once been briefly unfaithful to her husband. But he took her back, and held onto her. His example of devotion and fidelity to marriage vows (for better or for worse, in sickness and in health) would be very hard to improve upon, and impresses me to this dayyears after their respective deaths. Jack Kelly well and truly must have tenderly loved his wife Sarah. His daughter Barbara has said to me that not long after her mother Sarahs death in 1981, her Dad was sitting in Barbaras kitchen, and said to her, regarding his recently-deceased wife: I loved that woman! I can truly believe he did.

Jack Kelly in 1919 with his sister Martha in Atlantas Grant Park. Martha was four years old then.

James Gilbert Jack Kelly-a fine and honorable man.

I had occasion to speak not long ago with his only surviving child, Barbara, and shared with her my opinion of her father: I said to her that her father Jack Kelly was a kind, thoughtful and considerate gentlemana real gentleman (a rarity in todays world), and along with my own father Frank, the finest example of a man I have ever been privileged to know. His alcohol use notwithstanding, I can truthfully say that I never once saw him drunk, or even under the influence. He was raised well, and had good manners: he would not allow himself to be in such a condition around me, his grandnephew. My Dad Frank has said that he remembers being treated especially kindly by his Uncle Jack in the years immediately after his (Franks) fathers death. My Dad says he remembers being taken for rides in Jacks 1932 Ford coupe, a car which had a rumble seat. My Dad remembers being allowed to ride in the rumble seat. Jacks daughter Barbara has said that she also remembers doing this, with her cousin Ellen (Franks sister). Jacks daughter Barbara has remembered that during one of her fathers hospital stays, a few years before he died (he was being treated for cataracts), he had asked the nurse for a cigarette, and of course she told him that he couldnt have one. This riled Jack, and he said to the nurse, Whats your vice? Everybody has one, you know! Jacks daughter Barbara has also told me how it was his mothers death in 1974 which drove her father to drink. I would add that his poor wife Sarahs many difficulties probably didnt help either. When Jacks sister Martha got word of his drinking, she called him up one day (according to Barbara) and flat-out told him that in her opinion, if he didnt straighten up his act, he was going to go straight to Hell. These harsh words from his sister (and only sibling)so soon after the death of their motherwounded Jack Kelly very deeply: Barbara has told me how, a day or so later, Jack called two of his daughters over to his house (Barbara being one of them), told them what his sister had said to him, and then broke down and cried like a baby (Barbaras words). When Barbara told me this, I was flabbergasted, and could only say: that poor man When I told my Dad about this event, besides being equally horrified and moved (as I was), he mentioned that as Jack lay dying in his hospital bed in August, 1982, his [Jacks] sister Martha (my grandmother) paid him a visit, and got no response from Jack. The very next day (not knowing this), my Dad and I also paid Jack a visit (our final one, which I remember well), and as soon as we walked into his room where he could see us, Jack immediately tried to sit up and speak to us (though he had a breathing tube which prevented this). My Dad tried to calm him down, and said Uncle Jack, dont try to talk . When my Dad mentioned our visit to Jack the next day to his mother (Martha), she was astonished that Jack responded for us, when he had done nothing when she was there. Jacks wife Sarah Greene Kelly was a fun-loving, outgoing person, always the life of the party (in her better days), in contrast to her husband Jack, who was more the stay-athome type. This sharp contrast in personalities probably contributed (according to Barbara) to Sarahs brief episode of infidelity (already mentioned).

When I was a teenager, and Jack was still alive, I used to really enjoy visiting him and Sarah, used to love sitting there talking to them, and listening to what Jack had to say even on trivial matters. He didnt say muchhe was a quiet, reserved, dignified man, but he and Sarah were always kind to me, and always seemed to enjoy my presence especially outgoing Sarah, who would always make a big fuss over me! And they were never, never judgmental toward me. I always knew I was accepted and loved when I was with them. And that is precisely why I always wanted to go back to visit them, again and again. On one of these visits (with my Dad), Sarah mentioned that when she died, she wanted to be cremated, and have her ashes scattered over the whole state of Georgia from an airplane. Her husband Jack would tolerate no such nonsense, however, saying to her: You hush that talk, woman--when that day comes, you wont have one word to say about it! And Sarah (whose head had obviously been filled with grandiose expectations) dropped her mouth open, and a blank, baffled look appeared on her face, and she didnt say another word, because she suddenly realized her husband was right! They were quite a pair. I miss them still.

Jack Kelly with his mother Lillie, ca. 1908.

Martha Darthula Kelly. (LILLIE MAY ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 24 October, 1915, in Haleyville, Winston County, Alabama, and left this mortal sojourn on 13 October, 2008, in Winterville, Clarke County, Georgia, only a week short of turning 93 years old.

Martha Darthula Kelly (born 1915), in a photo of circa 1935 (age twenty). A remarkably attractive, intelligent, and popular young woman, Martha Kelly graduated in 1933 from Haleyville High School, and under the right circumstances would probably have gone on to college. Her youngest daughter Dianne Byrd informed me a few years ago that Martha had a boyfriend soon after she finished high school--a serious boyfriend that she wanted to marry, and whose family accepted her graciously and promised to pay her way into college, should she marry into their family--quite an offer. Except that for some reason, Martha's mother Lillie May "did not approve" of the young man in question, and so forbade the prospective marriage. (Perhaps the young man was not a "Christian"--Lillie's religion was central to her outlook on life.)

Martha Darthula Kelly (born 1915), at the approximate age of three years (1918).

Her mother's refusal to accept her prospective fianc was a tragedy, in a way, because Martha Kelly, like her mother, had a fine intellect and some artistic abilities as well. But as a result of this forbidden love, Martha ended up defying her mother when her next boyfriend came into the picture, and eloped with him instead of waiting for permission to

marry. This new boyfriend (now husband) would become the father of her first three children, and never in all her life would Martha otherwise expand her mind or opportunitiesout-side of donning the role of model housewife (as was expected in 1940s and 1950s conformityloving America) and doing an outstanding job of rearing her four children. Martha Kelly married first, on 15 February, 1935 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, Homer Spence White, who was born on 9 July, 1915, and died on March 21, 1943, a son of Francis Marion "Frank" White and Bessie May Davis of Atlanta. Martha and Homer White were the parents of three children (see below).

Martha Kelly at about age one (1916).

Homer White was a successful business manager in his short life, dying at the age of twenty-seven from Gaucher Disease, a rare (and back then usually fatal) geneticallyinherited illness most common (oddly enough) among Ashkenazi, or Eastern European Jews.. His remarkable business acumen, however, ensured that Martha did not need to obtain a job after his death, in order to support their three children, for the next FOUR years--an incredible feat to achieve during the final years of the Great Depression.

Birthday card sent to Martha Darthula Kelly on her first birthday, 24 October, 1916.

Martha remarried in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, on 10 August, 1947 to Ralph Clinton Bunn. The church where they were married was Mary Branan United Methodist Church (which was then meeting in an old log cabin on Deckner Avenue, just across the street from where Martha then lived with her children). Her second husband Ralph Bunn was born on 5 April, 1912 (two weeks before the Titanic sank), in Emanuel County, near Swainsboro, Georgia, and was a son of John Wilson Bunn Sr. and Hattie Estelle Nanna Hall Bunn. Ralph was raised in Emanuel County, Georgia, and was a successful dry-cleaning salesman and delivery-driver before his retirement. His steady business ability and sound investments over the years insured that his and Marthas retirement years would be worry-free financially. Ralph Bunn quietly left this world while asleep, on 30 December, 2009, in Arnoldsville, Georgia. Martha Kelly White and her first three children, not long after the death of their father in 1943.

He and Martha were the parents of one child, a daughter (see below). He was also a selfless and devoted stepfather to his three step-children, Homer, Frank, and Ellen White, and a loving and caring grandfather to all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Martha and Ralph Bunn last lived together in Winterville, near Athens, Georgia, and celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1997. Their sixtieth wedding anniversary quietly passed them by in August of 2007both of them too old and enfeebled by age to notice. Their devotion to each other over their sixty-plus years of marriage was an inspiring example to their whole family.

Martha Kelly, like several of her ancestors, was an accomplished seamstress, doing alterations for many years at the Muses Department Store in downtown Atlanta. She was also quite capable of creating her own new, hand-made clothing articles, which she did many times over the years for various family members. She also handmade the two wedding dresses of her two daughters, and the results were as good as (or better than) anything which could have been bought in any store (see photos). (left) Marthas elder daughter Ellen at her 1958 wedding to Kenny Fuller, wearing the dress her mother had made by hand.

(below) close-up, showing some detail of the dress.

Two drawings Martha made at age six (in 1921). The one below was of her brother Jack, in his uniform.

(above) the real Jack Kelly at age fourteen (1919) in his R.O.T.C. uniform.

Certificate Martha received in 1928, while a student at Joseph E. Brown Junior High School in Atlanta.

Marthas 1933 high school diploma from Haleyville (Alabama) High School.

Martha Kelly with her first husband Homer White, and her first child, Homer Jr. in 1936.

Martha Kelly White and her first three children, ca.1943 (after the death of their father).

(left) Marriage announcement for Marthas first marriage, to Homer White (1935).

(below) Obituary of Marthas first husband Homer White (March, 1943)

Martha was also the best cook I have ever known, often creating elaborate cakes, pies, and other dishes entirely from her imagination or prior experience. The family always eagerly anticipated her meals! According to Barbara Newton (her niece), Martha created at least one wedding-cake for one of her daughters. It was a multiple-layer affair, with elaborate frosting decorationsall very expertly and professionally done. I recall staying with them overnight oncewhen I was about ten or eleven years old. I used to do this quite frequently, but on this particular occasion, Martha had to be at work the following day, and so it was arranged for me to take a city bus (which stopped just outside the house and across the street on Deckner Avenue), downtown to Atlanta, to join her during her lunch break. This was a completely new and unfamiliar experience for me (I had never been on a city bus before in all my life, and certainly never alone, and I was thus very hesitant to do it.) But my grandparents persuaded me, and so the next morning came, and off I went to a major American cityall by myself. I managed to find my grandmothers building, and the correct floor and department, andsoon enoughthere

was my grandmother herselfvery proud that I had handled myself like a little man and succeeded in making it. I remember that she showed me around her work area, and introduced me to the other seamstress ladies (who all, of course, made a fuss over me.)

Martha Kelly Bunn, in the 1960s.

Martha and Ralph Bunn, with grandchildren (l-r): Alan, Karmelle, Arlen, and Nathaniel White (ca. 1987). At their second home on Cavalier Drive, Athens, GA

Martha Kelly Bunn with one of her great-grandchildren (Agnes E. White), ca.1995.

(left) Ralph and Martha Kelly Bunn, in 1997 at the occasion of their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary. With them is grandson Alan M. White (born 1973).

(right) Ralph and Martha Bunn in November, 2006, at their home in Winterville, Georgia (with son Frank White and his wife Ruth). Ralph was 94 and Martha was 91 years old.

Martha Darthula Kelly, at about age fifteen, Haleyville, Alabama.

Martha with her first child, Homer S. White, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia, 1937

Martha with her last child Dianne Bunn, Atlanta, Georgia, about 1952.

Martha elegantly dressed for the 1959 wedding of daughter Ellen White. Martha probably created this dress as well.

The children of Stella Martha Alexander and Thomas Alexander "Tom" Hinson: Daniel Alexander Dan Hinson. (STELLA MARTHA ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in 1908 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. He married the former Mildred Bradley. In 1948, he was listed in the Atlanta City Directory as a building contractor residing at 10 Peachtree Battle Avenue NW, Atlanta, Georgia. I have not yet attempted to trace him beyond this one brief mention. According to my Dad Frank, Dan Hinson, too, sadly took his own life.
(STELLA MARTHA ALEXANDER10, MARTHA ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) LOVELACE9,

Walter Maxwell Hinson.

JAMES

He was born ca. 1910. He married Frankie D. [LNU]. The same Atlanta City Directory for the year 1937 lists him as a salesman with the Atlanta Gas Light Company, residing with his parents. In 1940, he was residing at 1048 Euclid Avenue NE, Apt.B-4, Atlanta. By 1948, he was living with his parents again at 671 Catherine Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia. According to Jack Alexander, he was a big buddy to Charlie Shaw (Jacks older halfbrother). I have not yet attempted to trace Walter beyond this. James Hinson. (STELLA MARTHA ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) He was born ca. 1912.

(STELLA MARTHA ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) He married Eleanor

Thomas Berryman Hinson.

[LNU]. He was born ca. 1914. According to Jack Alexander, Berryman Hinson was an All-American football player, who played for Alabama. Jack also says that Berryman was killed in an automobile accident at an unknown date.

Berryman Hinson as a toddler (ca.1916?)

Stella Martha Hinson. (STELLA MARTHA ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) She was born on 10 May, 1916, probably in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, and died on 14 June, 2003, in Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia. Martha (as she was called all her life) was variously a music teacher and a stenographer, and was the wife of Jack J. "J.J." McIntyre. As mentioned above, she and her husband resided at her mother Stellas old home at 671 Catherine Street SW for most of their lives. Martha Hinson and her cousin Martha Kelly [q.v.] were close childhood friends when they were very young, and stayed close throughout their long lives.

Martha Hinson McIntyre was a lifelong member of the Stewart Avenue United Methodist Church in Atlanta, where she served for fifty-three years as the very valued organist (a post which she took up at the age of twenty). I went there once to visit her, in company with my grandparents, Ralph and Martha Bunn. This visit would have been in 1983.

(left) Martha Hinson and her cousin Martha Kelly (on the left), about 1919.

Church Bulletin from 11 July, 1954, from Stewart Avenue Methodist Church, mentioning Martha (Mrs. J.J.) McIntyre as church organist. (see enlargement, below)

John Wesley Jack Hinson. (STELLA MARTHA ALEXANDER10, MARTHA LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1) He was born ca. 1918. According to Jack Alexander, Jack Hinson was a B-51 pilot in World War II, and was killed in the European Theatre of the same war.

The child of Madge Miles and her second husband John P. Hawkins: John P. Hawkins, Jr. (MADGE MILES10, ANNIE ADELINE LOVELACE9, JAMES ALBERT 8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6,BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He married Pearl [LNU] and they were the parents of three children (see later).

The children of Madge Miles and her third husband Monroe Gordon McNew:
(MADGE MILES10, ANNIE ADELINE LOVELACE 9, JAMES ALBERT 8, SAMUEL7, BARTON ,BENJAMIN , JOHN , THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1).

Lena Pearl McNew.


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Danis Irene McNew. (MADGE MILES10, ANNIE ADELINE LOVELACE 9, JAMES ALBERT 8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6,BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). She was born on 14 February, 1911, in Cherokee County, Alabama, and died at the age of 74 on 11 February, 1986, in Floyd County, Georgia. She married in DeKalb County, Alabama to Herschel Lafayette Burgess, who was born 10 September, 1911, in Calhoun County, Alabama, a son of Robert Lee Burgess and Nancy Pearl White. They were the parents of one daughter (see later).

The children of Ralph Victor Bradbury and his wife Carol Louise Guinn: Ralph Victor Bradbury. (RALPH VICTOR BRADBURY10, LILLIE LOVELACE 9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He married Grace McCrary, a daughter of John McCrary and his wife Luticia Shinault. Grace was born on 17 June, 1920, in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, and died on 10 January, 1998, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. They were the parents of two children (see later). Ruth Elizabeth Bradbury. (RALPH VICTOR BRADBURY10, LILLIE LOVELACE 9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7,
BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1).

The children of Marie Bradbury and her husband Laban Sidney Magbee: Jane Beverly Magbee. (MARIE BRADBURY10, LILLIE LOVELACE 9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). The Atlanta City Directories for the years 1953 and 1955 list her as a teacher at I.N. Ragsdale Elementary School in Atlanta, and as residing at 1155 Eggleston Avenue SW, Atlanta, Georgia, the house where her parents resided, and which was also the same house in which her grandmother Lillie had lived and died. She married Reid R. Gillis, who was born in 1927, and they presently live in Marietta, Georgia. They were the parents of two children (see later). Laban Samuel Sam Magbee. (MARIE BRADBURY10, LILLIE LOVELACE 9, JAMES ALBERT8, SAMUEL7, BARTON6, BENJAMIN5, JOHN4, THOMAS3, WILLIAM2, UNKNOWN1). He was born in March, 1924, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, and died on 3 December, 1999, in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Sam Magbee was an extraordinary person by any standard. He attended the Georgia Military Academy in College Park, Georgia (it was renamed Woodward Academy in 1966), and then was a student at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He served in the Second World War, but never saw action. While he was in the Finance Department with the U.S. Army in Paris, he received Eisenhowers order for all non-combat troops to take up arms, and so enrolled in the Officer Training School in that place, and after graduating, was on his way to serve in active duty in the Battle of the Bulge, when suddenly it ended before he could arrive (fortunately). Upon his return from the war, he enrolled at Emory University in Atlanta, and then attended law school and took his law degree. Later, in 1949, he felt the call to preach the Gospel, and became a Presbyterian minister, after attending Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Sam Magbee was also an excellent violinist, and won scholarships (as a young man) to the Interlochen Festival in Michigan three years in a row. He later played with the Atlanta Symphony as a violinist and concertmaster, until the symphony unionized, and new union rules forbade people under a certain age from being concertmasters. This new rule disqualified Sam Magbee, because of his young age at the time. Sam Magbee was also keenly interested in all branches of knowledge and learning, and loved studying and learning new things, according to his sister Beverly. Sam Magbee married the former Rena Louise Cheek on 28 October, 1950, at Mary Branan United Methodist Church, in Sylvan Hills, Atlanta. (This was the same church that Sams cousin Martha Bunn and her family attended.) Sam Magbee and his wife Louise were the parents of three children (see later).

The same Atlanta City Directories for the years 1944 through 1952 list him as follows: 1944, in the United States Army, residence given as 1155 Eggleston Avenue SW, Atlanta; 1945, same information; 1947, occupation, student, residence same place; 1948

through 1949, same information; 1950, same information; 1951 through 1952, with his wife Rena Louise, and residing at 604 Second Avenue, Decatur, Georgia. This would have been while he was a student at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur. In his later life, he accepted the pastorate of the Church of the Covenant in New Orleans, Louisiana, and so moved himself and his family there. He served there for seventeen years, before moving on to Ft. Davis, Texas, where he lived for four years. His final years were spent in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he died of cancer at the age of seventy-five. ____________________________________________________________

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