Catherine Elizabeth Baxley1

#2617, b. 14 September 1862, d. 3 August 1934
Last Edited18 Oct 2017

Family

Henry Lenton Merritt b. 6 Sep 1854, d. 27 Jan 1936
(Bride) Marriage*circa 1877(Groom) Henry Lenton Merritt; marriage inferred from shared tombstone and burial plots, confirmed by census record 1910 stating married to H. L. Merritt for 33 years.1,3 
Children 1.Harriett Elizabeth Merritt6 b. Feb 1878, d. 1960
 2.Mitchell Garfield Merritt6 b. Jan 1880, d. 1970
 3.John Linton Merritt6 b. 10 Jan 1882, d. 23 Sep 1947
 4.Ava Merritt2 b. Jan 1884
 5.Sara Cordelia Merritt6 b. Feb 1886, d. 1958
 6.Henrietta Merritt6 b. 22 Jun 1888, d. 26 Apr 1961
 7.Marvin Merritt3 b. Feb 1890
 8.Elly May Merritt3 b. c 1894
 9.Franklin Merritt3 b. Jan 1895
 10.James Malcomb Merritt6 b. Jul 1897, d. 1980
 11.Moody Merritt4 b. c 1902
Birth*14 September 1862Alabama, USA1,2 
(Bride) Marriage*circa 1877(Groom) Henry Lenton Merritt; marriage inferred from shared tombstone and burial plots, confirmed by census record 1910 stating married to H. L. Merritt for 33 years.1,3 
Married NameMerritt1 
(Resident) Census9 June 1900(Head of Household) Henry Lenton Merritt; Center, Precinct #3, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "Henry Merritt", head, age 46, farmer, born Georgia, parents born Georgia;
"Cathrine", wife age 37, married 23 years, 10 children, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Harriett", daughter age 22;
"Mitchell", son age 20;
"John", son age 18;
"Ava", daughter age 16;
"Cordelia", daughter age 14;
"Etta", daughter age 11;
"Marvin", son age 10;
"Ella", daughter age 7;
"Franklin", son age 5;
"Malcom", son age 2.
Immediate neighbors were Henry's brother Thomas W. Merritt age 48 and wife Lucy age 49; two census pages away were their brother James B. Merritt age 43 and wife Elizabeth age 42.2 
(Resident) Census19 April 1910(Head of Household) Henry Lenton Merritt; Precinct 3, Malvern, Geneva County, Alabama, USA; "H L Merritt", head, male age 55, born Georgia, parents born Georgia, farmer;
"Mrs C E Merritt", wife age 48, married 33 years, born Alabama, parents born Alabama; Children, all born Alabama:
Michel, son age 30;
John, son age 28;
Marvin, son age 18,;
Ellie May, daughter age 16;
Frank, son age 14;
Malcom, son age 11;
Moody, son age 9.
Neighbor J. B. age 52 and Elizabeth Merritt and family.3 
(Resident) Census*5 January 1920(Head of Household) Henry Lenton Merritt; Mehern, Geneva County, Alabama, USA;
"Henry L. Merritt", head, age 65, farmer, born Georgia, parents born Georgia;
"Catherine Merritt", wife age 58, born Alabama, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama;
"Moody Merritt", son age 18, born Alabama, father born Georgia, mother born Alabama.4 
Resident: Moody Merritt
Neighbor: Mitchell Garfield Merritt
(Resident) Census30 April 1930(Head of Household) Henry Lenton Merritt; Geneva County, Alabama, USA;
"Henry L. Merritt", head, male age 75, farmer, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Cathrine Merritt", wife, age 63, born Alabama, parents born Alabama;
"Jauneda Merritt", granddaughter age 13;
"Odell Merritt", grandson age 11.

Neighbors were Wright Merritt age 44, Tomas Merritt age 52, Mitchell G. Merritt age 50, Marvin M. Merritt age 38.5 
Death*3 August 19341 
Burial*Rehobeth Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama, USA1 

Citations

  1. [S425] Find A Grave, online <http://www.findagrave.com/>, Tombstone inscription, "Catherine Elizabeth Merritt, Sept 14, 1862; Aug 3, 1934". Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Enumeration District 71, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S300] Census, U.S. of 1910, Enumeration District 96, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S195] Census, U.S. of 1920, Mehern, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S293] Census, U.S. of 1930, Malvern Precinct, Geneva County, Alabama, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  6. [S425] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Submitter Elma Ruediger Tew.

Charles M. Benton1

#2703, b. circa 1869
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*circa 1869Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census16 August 1870(Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson, (Head of Household) Julius L. Benton; Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Julius Benton" age 28, occupation cooper, with Ellen age 28; James age 5, Dora age 3, Charles age 1. All born North Carolina.1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.2 
(Resident) Census7 June 1900(Head of Household) Mary Ellen Johnson; Rockfish, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Mary E. Benton", age 59, widowed, 10 children, 8 still living, farmer, owned house, read/write yes, with children:
Lillie age 26, Charlie age 30, Josiah, age 21, Annie age 19, Jonnie age 17.
Neighbors Alderman, Johnson.3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Ellie R. Benton1

#2707, b. 13 May 1875, d. 16 July 1961
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*13 May 1875Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.1 
Married Namesay 1895Johnson2 
Marriage*say 1895Newton Ellis Johnson; Duplin County, North Carolina, USA2 
Death*16 July 1961Rt 1, Teachey, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; per death certificate, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Age 86, father Julius Benton, mother Ellen Johnson, spouse Newton Ellis Johnson, informant Ms. Joe King of Teachey, NC. Usual residence Teachey, NC. Burial Rockfish Cemetery, Wallace, NC.2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Ellie Benton Johnson, Duplin County, NC. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.

James L. Benton1

#2701, b. circa 1865
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*circa 1865North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census16 August 1870(Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson, (Head of Household) Julius L. Benton; Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Julius Benton" age 28, occupation cooper, with Ellen age 28; James age 5, Dora age 3, Charles age 1. All born North Carolina.1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.2 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Jonnie Benton1

#2710, b. May 1883
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*May 1883Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census7 June 1900(Head of Household) Mary Ellen Johnson; Rockfish, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Mary E. Benton", age 59, widowed, 10 children, 8 still living, farmer, owned house, read/write yes, with children:
Lillie age 26, Charlie age 30, Josiah, age 21, Annie age 19, Jonnie age 17.
Neighbors Alderman, Johnson.1 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Josiah L. Benton1

#2708, b. circa 1879
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*circa 1879Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.1 
(Resident) Census7 June 1900(Head of Household) Mary Ellen Johnson; Rockfish, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Mary E. Benton", age 59, widowed, 10 children, 8 still living, farmer, owned house, read/write yes, with children:
Lillie age 26, Charlie age 30, Josiah, age 21, Annie age 19, Jonnie age 17.
Neighbors Alderman, Johnson.2 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Julius F. Benton1

#2704, b. circa 1871
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*circa 1871Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Julius L. Benton1

#2700, b. circa 1842, d. before 1900
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018

Family

Mary Ellen Johnson b. Nov 1840
Children 1.James L. Benton2 b. c 1865
 2.Mary Ellen Benton2 b. c 1867, d. 16 Mar 1957
 3.Charles M. Benton2 b. c 1869
 4.Julius F. Benton3 b. c 1871
 5.William T. Benton3 b. c 1873
 6.Lillian C. Benton3 b. c 1874
 7.Ellie R. Benton3 b. 13 May 1875, d. 16 Jul 1961
 8.Josiah L. Benton3 b. c 1879
 9.Suan Benton4 b. Feb 1881
 10.Jonnie Benton4 b. May 1883
Birth*circa 18422,1 
(Groom) Marriage*14 November 1865(Bride) Mary Ellen Johnson; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
Judge: William L. Robinson
Occupation*1870Cooper, per 1870 census. Possibly working with father-in-law Will Johnson who was a cooper. 
(Head of Household) Census*16 August 1870(Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Julius Benton" age 28, occupation cooper, with Ellen age 28; James age 5, Dora age 3, Charles age 1. All born North Carolina.2 
Resident: James L. Benton
Resident: Mary Ellen Benton
Resident: Charles M. Benton
(Head of Household) Census18 June 1880(Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.3 
Resident: James L. Benton
Resident: Mary Ellen Benton
Resident: Charles M. Benton
Resident: Julius F. Benton
Resident: William T. Benton
Resident: Lillian C. Benton
Resident: Ellie R. Benton
Resident: Josiah L. Benton
Death*before 1900not found in 1900 census 

Citations

  1. [S432] North Carolina Marriage Records 1741-2011, Sampson County, marriage Julius L. Benton and Mary E. Johnson online at ancestry.com, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Lillian C. Benton1

#2706, b. circa 1874
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*circa 1874Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Lorenzo L. Benton1

#2407, b. circa 1857
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited24 Jan 2009
Birth*circa 1857USA1 
Marriage*Euphemia Elizabeth Balkcum; North Carolina, USA1 
Progeny*Euphemia Elizabeth Balkcum; North Carolina, USA; .................. 2 Euphemia Elizabeth Balkcum
.................. + Lorenzo L. Benton (1857 - 1935)
........................ 3 Walter Franklin Benton
........................ + Mollie V.
........................ 3 Harvey Lafayette Benton
........................ + Lonie
........................ 3 Elihu Earnest Benton
........................ 3 Ada E. Benton
........................ 3 Ina E. Benton
........................ + James McFatter
........................ 3 Mamie L. Benton
........................ 3 Henry Sloan Benton
........................ 3 Rosa Elizabeth Benton1 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address, reference date 2009.

Mary Ellen Benton1,2

#2702, b. circa 1867, d. 16 March 1957
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*circa 1867Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census16 August 1870(Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson, (Head of Household) Julius L. Benton; Clinton, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Julius Benton" age 28, occupation cooper, with Ellen age 28; James age 5, Dora age 3, Charles age 1. All born North Carolina.1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.2 
Residence*circa 1950Wallace, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; death certificate stated that she lived on a farm near Wallace.3 
Death*16 March 1957Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA; per death certificate, died of cerebro-vascular accident within 2 hours of onset. Usual residence a farm near Wallace, Duplin County, NC, father Juleus Benton, mother Ellen Johnson, husband Fleet Mathews. Informant Mrs. S. F. Dempsey.3 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Suan Annie Mathews, Duplin County, NC. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.

Suan Benton1,2

#2709, b. February 1881
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Married NameMathews2 
NicknameAnnie2 
Birth*February 1881Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census7 June 1900(Head of Household) Mary Ellen Johnson; Rockfish, Duplin County, North Carolina, USA; "Mary E. Benton", age 59, widowed, 10 children, 8 still living, farmer, owned house, read/write yes, with children:
Lillie age 26, Charlie age 30, Josiah, age 21, Annie age 19, Jonnie age 17.
Neighbors Alderman, Johnson.1 
Marriage*say 1910Fleet Mathews2 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Duplin County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S342] Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT , North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Suan Annie Mathews, Duplin County, NC. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina State Board of Health Death Certificates.

William T. Benton1

#2705, b. circa 1873
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*Julius L. Benton1 b. c 1842, d. b 1900
Mother*Mary Ellen Johnson1 b. Nov 1840
Birth*circa 1873Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census18 June 1880(Head of Household) Julius L. Benton, (Resident) Mary Ellen Johnson; Taylors Bridge, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; J. L. Benton age 38, worker in grist mill, with wife Mary E. age 38, and children James L. age 15, Mary E. age 13, Charles M. age 10, Julius F. age 9, Wm. T. age 7, Lillian C. age 6, dau. Ellie R. age 4, Josiah L. age 1. All born North Carolina, parents born NC. Three of the children, James, Mary, and Lillian, were identified as having measles.
Neighbors Merritt, Murphy, Matthis, Sellars, Johnson.1 

Citations

  1. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Eliza Bep1

#1723, b. circa 1846
Last Edited17 Feb 2002
Birth*circa 1846Alabama, USA1 
Cen-Enum*21 June 1870AL Henry Co Census 1870; 9th Precinct hh 67, Abbeville, Henry County, Alabama, USA; female age 24, born in Alabama, living in household of Emily Branan.1 
Witness: Emily Brannon

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Henry County AL pg 387, image pg 230, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.

Sara Jane Bess1,2

#933, b. 10 May 1834, d. 16 December 1918
ChartsDescendants of Eleazer Galloway & Leaty Parrish
Descendants of Rosanna Brannon
Last Edited1 Jan 2016

Family

James Edward Brannon b. 16 May 1833, d. 14 Jun 1904
Marriage*10 May 1854James Edward Brannon; Henry County, Alabama, USA1,2 
Children 1.Rosier Brannon1 b. 1 Jun 1851, d. 2 Feb 1931
 2.Curtis Brannon+1 b. c 1854, d. 18 Aug 1896
 3.James Edward Brannon1 b. c 1856, d. c 1919
 4.William E. Brannon+1 b. 1859, d. 29 May 1946
 5.Jesse Brannon1 b. 17 Dec 1860, d. 15 Nov 1939
 6.Sarah Brannon1 b. 1864
 7.John W. Brannon1 b. c 1867
 8.Rody Ann Brannon1 b. May 1870, d. 27 Oct 1950
 9.Shelley Brannon2 b. 1871
 10.Noah Fletcher Brannon+2 b. 23 Dec 1872, d. 2 Mar 1938
 11.Norah Brannon2 b. 23 Dec 1872, d. 1950
 12.Costilla Brannon2 b. 3 Sep 1876, d. 25 Mar 1964
 13.Mary Crawford Brannon2 b. 19 Oct 1877, d. 1934
Birth*10 May 1834Henry County, Alabama, USA; Note 1900 census for son Noah shows mother birthplace NC.1,2 
Married NameBrannon1 
Marriage*10 May 1854James Edward Brannon; Henry County, Alabama, USA1,2 
(Resident) Census11 September 1860James Edward Brannon, AL Henry Co Census 1860; Freeman's Beat #9, HH 73, Henry County, Alabama, USA; Lived adjacent to Rosier and Anzilla Brannon, parents.

Complete household:
"James E. Brannon", age 27, male, farmer, no real estate, assets $289, not reading/writing, born in Alabama;
"Jane Brannon", age 26, born in Ala, not reading/writing;
"Rosier Brannon", male age 8, attending school, born in Ala;
"Curtis Brannon", male age 6, born in Alabama;
"James E. Brannon", age 4, born in Ala;
"William R. Brannon", age 1, born in Ala.3 
(Resident) Census20 July 1870James Edward Brannon, AL Dale Co Census 1870; Clapton, Dale County, Alabama, USA; age 35, male, farm laborer born in Alabama, Assets $200 (real estate), $500 (personal).

Household:
Sara age 34, keeping house, not reading/writing;
Rosier, male age 18, farm laborer, born Alabama;
Curtis, male age 16, farm laborer, born Alabama, not reading/writing;
James, male age 14, born Alabama, not reading/writing;
William, age 12, born Alabama, not reading/writing;
Jesse, male age 9, born Alabama;
Sarah age 7, born Alabama;
John, age 3, born Alabama;
"R.A." female age 1, born Alabama1 
Census14 June 1900James Edward Brannon; ED 67, Precinct 13 Bells Schoolhouse, Dale County, Alabama, USA; James age 67, born May 1833 in Alabama, parents born in South Carolina, married to Sarah Jane 47 years, born May 1833 in Alabama, parents born North Carolina, mother of 12 children all living. He was a farmer, employed the whole year, and owned his farm free of mortgage. Two grandchildren also lived in the household. George Hightower was age 19, born August 1880, single, born in Alabama, mother and father born in Alabama. He worked as farm laborer. Lula J. Hightower was age 21, born March 1879, single, mother and father born in Alabama. She worked as farm laborer.4 
Death*16 December 1918Henry County, Alabama, USA2 
Burial*December 1918Old Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Henry County, Alabama, USA5 

Citations

  1. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Dale County, AL page 262B, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S151] Researcher J. Riley, reference date 29 April 2001.
  3. [S13] Census, U.S. of 1860, Henry County, Alabama, p. 228, image 10 at ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Dale Co AL, Enum Dist 67, Precinct 13, image 15, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  5. [S182] Mrs. Marvin Scott, compiler, Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub., 1993). Hereinafter cited as Henry County Alabama Cemetery Records.

Ira Ellen Blackburn1

#2714, b. circa 1877
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William H. Blackburn1 b. c 1847
Mother*Isabella Celea Johnson1 b. c 1848, d. 10 Feb 1929
Birth*circa 1877Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 June 1900(Resident) Isabella Celea Johnson, (Head of Household) William L. Blackburn; Taylors Bridge Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "William L. Blackburn", head, age 27 single, farmer, renting;
"Isabella C. Blackburn", mother age 51, widowed, mother of 6 children, all living;
"James A. Blackburn", brother age 25;
"Ira Ellen Blackburn" sister age 23;
"Millie M. Blackburn" sister age 20;
"Lennie E. Blackburn" brother age 16.

The adjacent household was the family of Timothy W. Balkcom, son of Lemuel Balkcum, and his wife Ida L (Blackburn) Balkcum, probably sister of William L Blackburn.
Neighbors Merritt, Johnson, Matthis, Murphy, Livre Balkcum2 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, ED 104, Ancestry.com.

James Arcastus Blackburn1

#2713, b. circa 1775
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William H. Blackburn1 b. c 1847
Mother*Isabella Celea Johnson1 b. c 1848, d. 10 Feb 1929
Birth*circa 1775Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 June 1900(Resident) Isabella Celea Johnson, (Head of Household) William L. Blackburn; Taylors Bridge Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "William L. Blackburn", head, age 27 single, farmer, renting;
"Isabella C. Blackburn", mother age 51, widowed, mother of 6 children, all living;
"James A. Blackburn", brother age 25;
"Ira Ellen Blackburn" sister age 23;
"Millie M. Blackburn" sister age 20;
"Lennie E. Blackburn" brother age 16.

The adjacent household was the family of Timothy W. Balkcom, son of Lemuel Balkcum, and his wife Ida L (Blackburn) Balkcum, probably sister of William L Blackburn.
Neighbors Merritt, Johnson, Matthis, Murphy, Livre Balkcum2 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, ED 104, Ancestry.com.

Lemie E. Blackburn1

#2716, b. circa 1884
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William H. Blackburn1 b. c 1847
Mother*Isabella Celea Johnson1 b. c 1848, d. 10 Feb 1929
Birth*circa 1884Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 June 1900(Resident) Isabella Celea Johnson, (Head of Household) William L. Blackburn; Taylors Bridge Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "William L. Blackburn", head, age 27 single, farmer, renting;
"Isabella C. Blackburn", mother age 51, widowed, mother of 6 children, all living;
"James A. Blackburn", brother age 25;
"Ira Ellen Blackburn" sister age 23;
"Millie M. Blackburn" sister age 20;
"Lennie E. Blackburn" brother age 16.

The adjacent household was the family of Timothy W. Balkcom, son of Lemuel Balkcum, and his wife Ida L (Blackburn) Balkcum, probably sister of William L Blackburn.
Neighbors Merritt, Johnson, Matthis, Murphy, Livre Balkcum2 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, ED 104, Ancestry.com.

Millie Mariah Blackburn1

#2715, b. circa 1880
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Euel E. Balkcom
Father*William H. Blackburn1 b. c 1847
Mother*Isabella Celea Johnson1 b. c 1848, d. 10 Feb 1929
Birth*circa 1880Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
(Resident) Census23 June 1900(Resident) Isabella Celea Johnson, (Head of Household) William L. Blackburn; Taylors Bridge Township, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "William L. Blackburn", head, age 27 single, farmer, renting;
"Isabella C. Blackburn", mother age 51, widowed, mother of 6 children, all living;
"James A. Blackburn", brother age 25;
"Ira Ellen Blackburn" sister age 23;
"Millie M. Blackburn" sister age 20;
"Lennie E. Blackburn" brother age 16.

The adjacent household was the family of Timothy W. Balkcom, son of Lemuel Balkcum, and his wife Ida L (Blackburn) Balkcum, probably sister of William L Blackburn.
Neighbors Merritt, Johnson, Matthis, Murphy, Livre Balkcum2 

Citations

  1. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  2. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, ED 104, Ancestry.com.

William H. Blackburn1

#2401, b. circa 1847
ChartsDescendants of Hester Balkcom
Last Edited16 Sep 2018

Family

Isabella Celea Johnson b. c 1848, d. 10 Feb 1929
Children 1.William L. Blackburn4 b. Jul 1872
 2.James Arcastus Blackburn4 b. c 1775
 3.Ira Ellen Blackburn4 b. c 1877
 4.Millie Mariah Blackburn4 b. c 1880
 5.Lemie E. Blackburn4 b. c 1884
Birth*circa 1847North Carolina, USA1 
Marriage*circa 1869Isabella Celea Johnson; Sampson County, North Carolina, USA1 
ProgenyIsabella Celea Johnson; 6 children:

.................. 2 Isabella Clea Johnson
.................. + William H. Blackburn
........................ 3 William L. Blackburn
........................ 3 James Arcastus Blackburn
........................ 3 Ira Ellen Blackburn
........................ + Ira Lee Bordeaux
........................ 3 Millie Mariah Blackburn
........................ + Benajah Merritt
.............................. 4 DeLeon D. Merritt
.............................. 4 Lewis B. Merritt
.............................. 4 Sallie B. Merritt
.............................. 4 Sadie B. Merritt
.............................. 4 Macy L. Merritt
.............................. 4 Mattie Merritt
.............................. 4 Mittie B. Merritt
.............................. 4 Eastel E. Merritt
........................ 3 Lem B. Blackburn
........................ + Mollie Carter
.............................. 4 Winford Blackburn
.............................. 4 Janie B. Blackburn
.............................. 4 Lem D. Blackburn
.............................. 4 Clifton Blackburn
.............................. 4 Glenn Blackburn
.............................. 4 Alton Bryant Blackburn
........................ 3 Ida L. E. Blackburn
........................ + Timothy W. Balkcum (1846 - 1924)
.............................. 4 Cora B. Balkcum (1887 - 1967)
.............................. + Morris Henry Ezzell
.............................. 4 Henry Lamb Balkcum (1891 - )
.............................. 4 Rudolph Balkcum (1897 - )
.............................. 4 Matthew James Balkcum (1900 - )
.............................. + Nellie Roach
.............................. 4 Harmon L. Balkcum (1905 - )
.............................. 4 Ida M. Balkcum (1909 - )

These descendants not entered in this database.1 
(Resident) Census20 July 1870(Resident) Mariah Balkcum; Lisbon Township, hh#1, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Mariah Johnson", white, age 54, keeping house, born NC, in the household of Hiram Blackburn. Mariah's daughter Isabella and her husband William H. Blackburn were also both in the household.

"Hiram Blackburn", farmer age 56, wife Barbary, and 6 children between age 10 and 24. William H. Blackburn was the oldest child at age 24, working in farm. Isabella was age 21.2 
(Head of Household) Census7 June 1880(Resident) Mariah Balkcum; Taylors Bridge, ED#211, hh#197, Sampson County, North Carolina, USA; "Mariah Johnson", mother-in-law age 67, widowed, born NC, living in household of daughter Isabella and her husband William H. Blackburn.

Neighbors Robinson, Johnson, Bowen.3 

Citations

  1. [S341] Researcher Lisa Y. Henderson, 2009 email communications, e-mail address, reference date 2009.
  2. [S11] Census, U.S. of 1870, Sampson County, North Carolina, Clinton Post Office, pg 1, ancestry.com img 1/35, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  3. [S12] Census, U.S. of 1880, Sampson County, North Carolina, page 23, ancestry.com img pg 23 of 34, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.
  4. [S77] Census, U.S. of 1900, Sampson County, North Carolina, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah.