Featherston Findings Volume 16

FOREWORD

When we began this series in 1990, our main goal was to have a central location to deposit our FEATHERSTON(E) research material, and use FEATHERSTON FINDINGS as a means of publishing and sharing this information. It was hoped that this method would save us all countless hours of research, as well as many hours of one-on-one sharing of the same materials over and over again.
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The following article was taken from a 1959 or 1960 Vicksburg, Mississipi newspaper

Hidden Stone is Reminder of Yellow Fever Epidemic
by John Barbour, State Times Correspondent

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Rain drips from the trees. Leaves crackle underfoot. One dodges puddles of water as he makes his way up a slight rise which was once a logging road. Then, two large stones, yellowed by weather, mark the site of the old Featherstun Chapel, established by a Methodist layman. A sharp turn to the right through a heavily-wooded area and the pitiful sight of the Featherstun monument is encountered.
It’s not easy to find and unless one has a competent guide, such as Mrs. Harold Bragg who knows more cemeteries in Warren County than most undertakers, he’ll never find the old graveyard. The story met is one of tragedy.
In 1878, the year the yellow fever epidemic struck in Vicksburg, residents fled the city and many encamped in the hills near Oak Ridge. In many cases, those who had left the town were already infected with the disease and were “carriers.” Naturally, mosquitos would spread the infection even farther. It struck the Featherstun family.
And the monument in the old graveyard testified to the fact. It’s a simple monument, a single shaft of stone that has become slightly tilted by weather. The inscription starts:
“In memory of my entire family. . .”
; Then below and on each of its four sides are a long list of names.
“Mary E. Featherstun, wife of Rev. P.M. Featherstun. died Oct. 13. 1878, aged 48 years;
“Mrs. A.A. Rundell, died Oct. 10, 1878. age 36 years.
“Will B. Cleland, died Oct. 13, 1878, age 27 years.
“Irene Cleland, died Oct. 13, 1878. age 1 month.
“L.W., died Oct. 12, 1878, age 12 years.
“G.W.. died Sept. 22, 1878. age 19 years.
“Abbie. died Oct. 8, 1878, age 15 years.
“Laura, died Oct. 11, 1878, age 10 years.
“R.H.. died July 25. 1872, age 11 years.
“Burwell Featherstun, died Dec. 19, 1874, aged 93 years.”
The first nine people who are listed on the stone died in September and October of 1878 – the year the scourge of yellow fever took so many lives in Warren County – and all were related.
The graveyard lies off the old Beechland Road near the homes where the Chamberlain, Blanchard, Trible and Billingslea families once lived. Two of the Tribles and Mrs. Sarah Billingslea also died in the yellow fever epidemic.
Interestingly, the territory near where the graveyard lies was also occupied by the Bowie family, relatives of the famed Jim Bowie, who is accredited with the making of the Bowie knife. The Bowie family, originally from Maryland, moved South with Jim’s father stopping in Tennessee while the remainder of the family came to Mississippi. Jim, referred to in most cases as a Louisianian, was actually born in Tennessee, (con’td)

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1959 or 1960 Vicksburg, Mississipi newspaper (con’td)

Relatives of the famous knife-carrier live in Vicksburg. They are Mrs. L.D. Hilton and Miss Frances Bowie. Descendants of the Featherstuns who recall their mother’s stories of the yellow fever’s death march into the hills near Bovina now live in Jackson.

THE CLARION-LEDGER – JACKSON (MS) DAILY NEWS
Sunday, February 17, 1980

The Weekender – Family marker tells of fever’s destruction
By Carl Mclntire – SUNDAY Feature Writer
Yellow fever carved a path through Misissippi in 1878 that was marked by tombstones that still dot the graveyards from one end of the state to the other.
None of the markers, however, is probably so complete a family history as the one to be found in an old, abandoned, almost lost cemetery near Vicksburg, at a place once known as Beechland. A lone memorial, a tall spire with engravings all around the square base, tells how a father buried his entire family in 22 days. There are names of eight persons inscribed thereon.
The Rev. P.M. Featherstun was pastor of a small Methodist Church at Beechland when tragedy struck. After he buried his dead. it is said he left and never returned.
Vicksburg was gloating over the healthy conditions of the community when, on August 15, 1878, the city’s newspaper called it “the healthiest city in the South.”
That very evening, the town health officer reported two cases of yellow fever.
From then on, for two months, the obituary columns were jammed with names of the dead. On Aug. 21, the paper listed 10 deaths and three days later said there were 100 new cases. Within less than a month, it is said that one third of the population had been stricken. Death tolls were high. Nearby, at Beechland, the Featherstun family seemed safe out in the country. Then it hit.
The monument shows that on Sept. 22, G.W., aged 19, died, on Oct. 8, Abbie aged 15, died. Will B. Cleland (considered as probably a son-in-law) died, on Oct. 9 at the age of 27. Miss A.A. Rundell, a teacher who resided with the family, died Oct. 10 at the age of 36. Laura, aged 10, died Oct. 11. L.W., aged 12 died Oct. 12. Irene died Oct. 12 at the age of one month and on Oct. 13 Mrs. Mary E., wife of Rev. P.M. Featherstun, died at the age of 48.
As the newspaper in Vicksburg continued to tell of the deaths, the editor implored, “May God have mercy on us all.”

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THE VICKSBURG EVENING POST, Vicksburg, Miss.
Thursday, September 8, 1983

Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1800s Took Its Toll on Featherstun Family
By Leon Pantenburg – Evening Post Staff Writer
(note by JFH: A few words in the first and second paragraph and a portion of the third paragraph of the following article are missing, due to misplacement on a copying machine. Those missing words or letters are shown by __.)
” __ heart must be stirred to its depths at the sorrow __ befallen the house of Rev. F.M. Featherstun in the __hood of Beechland,” read the Oct. 18, 1878 issue of __burg Weekly Herald. __ Featherstun’s plight attracted notice was in itself __. Vicksburg was in the midst of the worst yellow __ epidemic to ever hit the city.
Thousands were __ with the disease and hardly a family was spared __ of personal tragedy. __st victim, Thurston J. Thompson, died Aug. 10 __ many others were soon ill. By Aug. 24, an epi- __ __s raging and the Herald reported “The shadow __ woe hangs over our devoted city. The number suffering from the pestilence is fearful. Yesterday we saw corpses hurried to the grave without attendant, and God only knows the ghastly sights and scenes of pain transpiring in Vicksburg tonight…” Those who could, left the city until the epidemic was over. Featherstun moved his large family to Beechland, a now extinct community approximately eight miles northeast of Vicksburg. He hoped the distance from town would protect his family from catching the disease. A Safe Distance The Oct. 18, 1878 Herald editorialized why areas away from the city could be healthier; “The reasons are perfectly well known now. These cities are regular yellow fever nests, because they have no decent sewerage, and because the filth in which the yellow fever seeds germinate and bear the deadliest fruit is permitted to accumulate and serve as a hotbed for disease.
“…we have great fears that the same indifference and lack of public spirit which have prepared the way for the yellow fever this year will lead to a like neglect in regard to its return…There is no alternative course, except to vacate the present pest holes of the South.”
Mysterious Illness
Nobody back then knew what caused the illness and various methods of combatting it were used. It was thought the fever was caused by mysterious vapors and different methods were used to “clean” the air.
Barrels of tar were burned on street corners to put up a smudge, and firing a cannon was thought to be helpful because of the smoke and sulpher released into the air.
Treatment for a fever victim included calomel, mustard baths and spongebaths with cold water and whiskey. Once the fever subsided a diet of rice, milk and lime water, or chicken broth was taken for nine or 10 days.
Absolute quiet and stillness were required. (con’td)

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THE VICKSBURG EVENING POST, Vicksburg, Miss. (con’td)

Near the middle of September through late October, Vicksburg attracted worldwide attention as the disease incapacitated the area. Steamboats wouldn’t stop at the town landing and trains passed through without stopping. Passengers held handkerchiefs over their faces to escape the germ-laden air, because the mosquito had not yet been diagnosed as the yellow fever carrier.
Few in the city wanted to expose themselves to the disease and normal life and businesses were brought nearly to a standstill. Evidently Featherstun carried the illness home with him. The Oct. 17 Herald recorded the result.
“This large and happy family has been totally dismembered…
Out of a family of TEN there are only TWO living this morning — the father and his widowed daughter, Mrs. Cleland, both of whom are prostrated with fever.
“The following have died, all within the past few days: Wesley Featherstun, aged 19 years; Miss Abby, 16 years; Wyche, 12 years; Laura, 10 years; Mr. W.B. Cleland and child; Mrs. Laura Featherstun and her sister Miss Abby Rundells. Though so sorely tried, the Rev. Mr. Featherstun is sweetly sustained by the hopes of the gospel and the tender sympathies of friends.”
The epidemic was over by Nov. 19. The actual number of people killed as a result is not a matter of record. Approximately 3,000 people died in Mississippi and approximately a third of them were Vicksburg and Warren County residents.
A list of victims that was several pages long was published in the Jan. 5, 1879 edition of the Herald.
The Howard Association’s Medical Director’s Office also placed a notice in the same addition that read:
“Frost having appeared, all persons are requested to thoroughly air all household goods, and ventilate their apartments; and use disinfect in the cellars and rooms that have been closed during the epidemic. All absentees are hereby warned not to return until the appearance of a black frost, and the above orders are complied with,” Signed J.R. Barnett, Medical Director. H.A. (Howard Association).
Featherstun. emotionally devastated, placed a monument in the tiny family cemetery and moved to Louisiana after he recovered from the fever. In later years he reportedly re-married and raised another family.
Today, all that remains of the community of Beechland are a few overgrown dirt traces and the abandoned Featherstun family cemetery. The plot is all but impossible to find and is seldom visited by anyone but an occasional hunter.
Two of the graves are caved in and the underbrush and lichens all but obscure the lettering on the Featherstun monument that states simply:
“In Memory of My Entire Family.”
submitted by: Mrs. Dorothy J. Harz

JFH; Francis Marion Featherstun, was a son of Burwell, Jr. and Rebecca (Adams) Featherston -BRANCH #5.

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THE HERITAGE OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI

pub. 1986 by The Skipwith Historical Society, Inc., Oxford, Mississippi page 11 – (JFH: excerpts from a journal, of a family group moving from Alabama, seeking a suitable location to build a new home in Mississippi. The Edward Featherston mentioned is likely the son of Charles and Lucy (Pitts) Featherston – BRANCH #3.)
…Monday, January 4, 1836 – The weather is cold and blustery but the road is relatively dry when they start toward Pontotoc; the three grown boys ” on their horses, two riding ahead of the wagon and one trailing it. A few minutes from camp, John and Harris stopped their horses and watched several Indian braves on their ponies pass across the road headed north on a trail. The boys rode up the trail a 100 feet looking at the tracks. While they were looking, they noticed many shod horse tracks which indicated white riders were also using the trail.
The underbrush on each side of the trail had been cut back eight to ten feet as far as the eye could see in either direction. Soon a white rider galloped into sight. John hailed the rider, asking where he was headed. The rider said that he came from Natchez and was carrying the U.S. mail to Nashville, TN. With this exchange, the rider spurred his horse northward on the well worn trail.
Soon Hughey came up in the wagon, inquiring about the rider. While John and Hughey were talking, several Indian braves passed by on the trail. (This was the famous Natchez Trace that they had crossed about twelve miles southeast of Pontotoc.) Hughey and his party pushed on through the sandy clay hills, camping south of the town of Pontotoc. Travellers had told Hughey to avoid the village of Pontotoc by going around it on the west side as there were many Indian villages in and near the town; that there was plenty of whiskey available to the Indians and a drunken brave was to be feared.
Tuesday, January 5 – Before starting out again, Hughey cautioned the three boys on horses to completely ignore any Indians they met. The road was still dry and the party skirted Pontotoc following the road to the west. Along the way they saw many Indians on ponies going into town. By 10 a.m. they were well west of Pontotoc when they met a traveller on horseback, Edward Featherston.
Hughey asked him, “Where does this road go?” Mr. Featherston replied, “It goes to Toccopola. a small settlement then turns north up the west side of the Tallahatchie River. I do not know how far it goes up the river. I have never used the road.”
Hughey thanked Featherston for the information. They passed through Toccopola about 3 p.m. camping in a pine tree forest on a hill two miles north of the village of Toccopola. The pines were very large and very tall. All over the ground under the pines two and three inches deep were pine needles and cones. No grass grew under the trees. This was an amazing sight to Hughey and his family. The ground under the trees was so clean and free of underbrush that it looked like a park.,..

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THE HERITAGE OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI ((con’td)

JFH: Thomas Wiley Featherston was s/o James Wiley Featherston (s/o Wiley) and Alice or Ann Elizabeth Brandon. Branch # not yet identified in FEATHERSTON FINDINGS.
ps. 535 & 536
My great-grandfather, John Currie Richmond, was born in Caswell Co., NC, March 27. 1803, died Oxford, MS, May 13, 1879. and was married in NC to Betsy Stephens July 31, 1821. After her early death about 1841, he moved to LaFayette County and settled in the College Hill community, where he owned a section of cotton land. Betsy Stephens, wife of John Currie Richmond, was born Oct. 25, 1805 in Caswell Co., NC, the daughter of William Stephens, a pensioned Revolutionary soldier, born ca. 1755 and died in Caswell Co. 1793. Mary Noel was the daughter of Elizabeth (__) Noel who married second, Robert Long and died in Caswell Co. 1816. Mary’s father was probably Joel Noel who died 1776, with estate record 1777 in Caswell Co.
The children of John Currie and Betsy Stephens Richmond (born Caswell Co.. NC); Mary Ann born Nov. 9. 1822, died in Texas Jan. 11, 1843, married in NC April 29, 1839, to Solomon Van Hook; Francis E., born Jan. 16, 1826 died Jan. 27, 1845; Miranda C., born March 31, 1828 married first, in NC Oct. 6, 1846 to Willis M. Richmond and second, in MS, to William C. Delay, Feb. 22, 1853. After Miranda’s death, July 6, 1854, her daughter, Virginia Richmond, was reared in NC by Henry Richmond, brother of Willis M. Richmond. Virginia married in Caswell Co., NC, Nov. 14, 1867 Thomas W. Featherstone; William Currie Richmond M.D., was born Feb. 8, 1830 and died in Oxford July 12, 1895.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1854 and married in Haywood Co., TN, July 24, 1854, a distant cousin, Ann Elizabeth Currie, born Caswell Co., NC, April 17, 1834 and died Oxford Jan. 18, 1903;
Sarah B. born Sep. 1, 1832, died Nov. 28, 1869, and married James M. Britton M.D. They moved to Arkansas; Matilda Margaret, born Oct. 15, 1836. died Sardis. MS, March 2, 1900, married June 1, 1857 to Hezekiah Puryear Smith, born Jan. 28, 1831, Barren Co., KY. died May 5, 1919; Joseph Armstrong, born August 5, 1838/9 died 1839.
John Currie Richmond was the son of John Richmond Jr.. and his second wife, Mary Currie. John Jr. was born ca. 1755 and served in the Revolution.
He died ca. 1841 in Caswell Co., NC. Mary Currie, wife of John Richmond Jr. was born ca. 1755 in NC and died there ca. 1830. She was the daughter of James and Mary Catherine Armstrong Currie who moved to NC from Cumberland Co., PA. Mary Catherine Armstrong was the daughter of Joseph Armstrong who died in Cumberland Co., PA, ca. 1761.
John Richmond Jr. was the son of John Richmond Sr. and his first wife, Margaret, probably a Lea. John Richmond Sr. was born about 1726 in Ayrshire, Scotland, per tradition, which states: “James Richmond, a ship builder, and John Richmond and a nephew, Scotch Jimmy, came from Aberdeen, Scotland, to Mecklenburg Co., VA, in the early 18th century.” The will of John Richmond Sr., in Caswell Co., NC, 1787, names his family.
by Jessie Barry Richmond Hooper

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THE HERITAGE OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI ((con’td)

JFH: Thomas Wiley Featherston was s/o James Wiley Featherston (s/o Wiley) and Alice or Ann Elizabeth Brandon. Branch # not yet identified in FEATHERSTON FINDINGS.
ps. 535 & 536
My great-grandfather, John Currie Richmond, was born in Caswell Co., NC, March 27. 1803, died Oxford, MS, May 13, 1879. and was married in NC to Betsy Stephens July 31, 1821. After her early death about 1841, he moved to LaFayette County and settled in the College Hill community, where he owned a section of cotton land. Betsy Stephens, wife of John Currie Richmond, was born Oct. 25, 1805 in Caswell Co., NC, the daughter of William Stephens, a pensioned Revolutionary soldier, born ca. 1755 and died in Caswell Co. 1793. Mary Noel was the daughter of Elizabeth (__) Noel who married second, Robert Long and died in Caswell Co. 1816. Mary’s father was probably Joel Noel who died 1776, with estate record 1777 in Caswell Co.
The children of John Currie and Betsy Stephens Richmond (born Caswell Co.. NC); Mary Ann born Nov. 9. 1822, died in Texas Jan. 11, 1843, married in NC April 29, 1839, to Solomon Van Hook; Francis E., born Jan. 16, 1826 died Jan. 27, 1845; Miranda C., born March 31, 1828 married first, in NC Oct. 6, 1846 to Willis M. Richmond and second, in MS, to William C. Delay, Feb. 22, 1853. After Miranda’s death, July 6, 1854, her daughter, Virginia Richmond, was reared in NC by Henry Richmond, brother of Willis M. Richmond. Virginia married in Caswell Co., NC, Nov. 14, 1867 Thomas W. Featherstone; William Currie Richmond M.D., was born Feb. 8, 1830 and died in Oxford July 12, 1895.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1854 and married in Haywood Co., TN, July 24, 1854, a distant cousin, Ann Elizabeth Currie, born Caswell Co., NC, April 17, 1834 and died Oxford Jan. 18, 1903;
Sarah B. born Sep. 1, 1832, died Nov. 28, 1869, and married James M. Britton M.D. They moved to Arkansas; Matilda Margaret, born Oct. 15, 1836. died Sardis. MS, March 2, 1900, married June 1, 1857 to Hezekiah Puryear Smith, born Jan. 28, 1831, Barren Co., KY. died May 5, 1919; Joseph Armstrong, born August 5, 1838/9 died 1839.
John Currie Richmond was the son of John Richmond Jr.. and his second wife, Mary Currie. John Jr. was born ca. 1755 and served in the Revolution.
He died ca. 1841 in Caswell Co., NC. Mary Currie, wife of John Richmond Jr. was born ca. 1755 in NC and died there ca. 1830. She was the daughter of James and Mary Catherine Armstrong Currie who moved to NC from Cumberland Co., PA. Mary Catherine Armstrong was the daughter of Joseph Armstrong who died in Cumberland Co., PA, ca. 1761.
John Richmond Jr. was the son of John Richmond Sr. and his first wife, Margaret, probably a Lea. John Richmond Sr. was born about 1726 in Ayrshire, Scotland, per tradition, which states: “James Richmond, a ship builder, and John Richmond and a nephew, Scotch Jimmy, came from Aberdeen, Scotland, to Mecklenburg Co., VA, in the early 18th century.” The will of John Richmond Sr., in Caswell Co., NC, 1787, names his family.
by Jessie Barry Richmond Hooper
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MERIWETHER COUNTY, GEORGIA CEMETERIES

compiled by Priscilla Turner
pub. 1993 by The Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, SC
page 495 – Woodbury
Featherson, Bessie Baxter 9 May 1881 – 6 Mar 1896, d/o John H. Featherson
(JFH: John Henry Featherston, s/o Lucius Horace Featherston/Maria Ann Thompkins – BRANCH #3.)

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS

compiled by Don Ford, pub. 1988 Heritage Books. Inc.
Hose Hill Cemetery, Minerva Township
Featherstone, Olive 1865 – 1959
Featherstone, Thomas 1864 – 1944
(JFH: Can anyone identify Thomas and Olive Featherstone?)

COMPLETE TOMBSTONE CENSUS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS, Volume II

pub. 1989 for the Douglas Co., KS Genealogical Society, Inc.
B. Jean Snedeger, Chairman
page 329 – Sowers Union Cemetery Association, Marion Township
Edwin J. Featherston 1850 – 1930 (McVey Dengel Service Marker)
(JFH: Can anyone identify Edwin J. Featherston?)

HOUSTON COUNTY (TX) CEMETERIES

Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, TX 1987
The Wallsworth Publishing Co., Marceline, MO

page 882 – ARLEDGE AND JONES CEMETERY
Located about ten miles East of Crockett off Highway 7, within the Dave E. Raines Ranch. It was practically lost in the woods when read by Nannie Smith English. Additional information for the 1985 update provided by Mary Ann Edwards of Austin, from readings by her Aunt Mary Aldrich and Hattie Belle Milburn. (Question marks by Aunt Mary).

ARLEDGE
Coleman; b. 2-1-1813; d. 6-21-1880; J.F. Arledge married Coleman Arledge’s widow Ann
Harriet E. Jones; b. _; d. 7-10-1869; w/o J.F. Arledge; d/o S.P. & Mary Wright Jones
J.R.; b. _, d. 11-3-1855; s/o J.F. & H.E.
L.J.; b. _, d. 5-3-1858; d/o J.F. & H.E.
W.H.; b. _, d. 4-25-1856; s/o J.F. & H.E. (con’td)

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HOUSTON COUNTY (TX) CEMETERIES – Arledge (con’td)

Clem; b. _, d. 2-3-1870; 17 yrs 5 mo 2 days
Mrs. Lucy; b. _ 1782; d. 10-14-1866; d/o John F. & Willie Colston Featherston
(JFH: BRANCH #8)

BELL
Matthew; b. __1807, d. 8-4-1857; related to the Matchetts

HANCOCK
Mrs. Willie C.; b. 4-12-1828, d. 12-1-1866
Children of Lucy Arledge: Elite, Ann married Matthew Bell??. Joseph married Lydia Gray, William married Mary Gray, Clem, Lucinda married W.S. Wimberly (in Tyier), John Fisher married, (1) Harriett E. Jones, (2) Ann F. Arledge, widow of his cousin Coleman, Willie Caroline marred J.R. Hancock (parents of Lucy Stokes).

LILLARD; A Family of Colonial Virginia – Second Edition – Volume II

by David Hicks Lillard, Jr.
pub. Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville. SC

p. 712
John “Jack” Lillard, m. Rebecca Hutchison. He probably moved from Rockingham County, North Carolina, to middle Tennessee.
The children of John Lillard and Rebecca (Hutchison) Lillard were:
1. Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Lillard.
2. Albert Lillard. He died unmarried in Marshall County, TN. He was a shoemaker and had a shop on the premises of his cousin, Joseph Abraham Forrest Lillard, at Lillard Mills, TN.
3. Joshua Lillard.
4. Moses Lillard, m. Feb. 11, 1829, in Williamson County, TN, to Eliza Ann Featherstone.
(JFH: Eliza Ann Featherstone was probably d/o Robert Featherston/Martha Russell – BRANCH #1).
5. James Lillard.
6. Minerva Lillard, m. March Gates.
7. Emeline Lillard, m. first to Pascal Ellington, brother of Daniel T. Ellington who married Martha Lillard. Married second to John Y. Williams. Child: (By Pascal Ellington) James Ellington of Obion County, TN, who married and had descendants.
8. Elizabeth Lillard, m. Mr. Goolsby. Shortly after they married the couple moved from TN to NC.
submitted by; C.R. “Ron” Featherston

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1910 Alabama Census

Butler County
Mack Featherston head 47 m. 16 yrs. TN VA TN
(JFH: Green McKinnie Featherston, s/o Henry D. Featherston of Robertson Co.. TN – BRANCH #5).
Armatine Featherston wife 40 0 ch/0 Ivg. AL AL TN

1910 Georgia Census

Coweta County – Newnan
Joseph E. Featherstone head 47 m. 6 yrs. GA GA GA occupation – cotton buyer on street
(JFH: Joseph Ernest Featherston, s/o Lucius Horace Featherston/Maria Ann Thompkins – BRANCH #3).
Clara Parlss(?) Featherstone wife 32 1 ch/1 Ivg. GA GA GA
Mary Ella Featherstone dau 5 GA GA GA

Houston County
John H. Featherston head 60 m. 32 yrs. farmer GA TN GA (living alone)
(JFH: John Henry Featherston. s/o Lucius Horace Featherston/Maria Ann Thompkins – BRANCH #3.)

Muscogee County – Columbus \
Samuel B. Featherston head 49 m. 30 yrs. contractor AL AL GA
(JFH: Is this Samuel B. Featherstone, s/o Thomas Franklin Featherston/Adra N. Ponder? – BRANCH #2).
Georgia Featherston wife 49 10 ch/6 Ivg. AL AL TN
Dewey Featherston son 12 AL AL AL
Levina Pearl Featherston dau 8 AL AL AL

1910 Louisiana Census

Claiborne Parish
John W. Featherstone head 35 m. 1 yr. Physician LA GA GA
(JFH: John Winfield Featherstone, s/o Lucius Horace Featherstone, Jr./ Josephine Hill Cleveland – BRANCH #3).
Mary Featherstone wife 29 (no info re: children) MS MS MS

Lucius H. Featherstone head 65 m. 45 yrs. GA GA GA
(JFH: Lucius Horace Featherstone, Jr., s/o Lucius Horace Featherstone, Sr./Maria Ann Thompkins – BRANCH #3).
Josephine H. Featherstone wife 62 10 ch/9 Ivg. GA GA GA
Josephine Featherstone dau 23 LA GA GA
Annie L. Featherstone dau 23 LA GA GA

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1910 Louisiana Census – Claiborne Parish (con’td)

W.M. Featherston head 31 m. 11 yrs. CA CA CA occupation – manager lumber yd.
(JFH: Walter Marion Featherston, son of Henry Walter (s/o Francis Marion) Featherston/Emily Edwards White – BRANCH #5).
Francis Featherston wife 28 6 ch/2 Ivg. MO LA MO
Juliet Featherston dau 5 MS CA MO
Walter Featherston son 3 MS CA MO

1910 Mississippi Census

Hinds County
Annie Quint?) head 64 wid. 6 ch/6 Ivg. LA MD MD occupation – boarding house keeper
Frank M. Featherstone son 29 m. 8 yrs. CA IL LA
(JFH: Is this Francis M., son of Lewis Rundell (s/o Francis Marion) Featherstone? According to page 344, The Old Cemeteries of Hinds Co., MS 1811-Present Francis M. Featherstone (WWI) b. 24 Nov 1880 d. 2 Apr 1956 and Camille Featherstone wife of F.M. b. 7 Jun 1884 d. 10 Mar 1913. The 1880 Guadalupe, Santa Barbara Co., CA Census shows Lewis R. Featherstone, age 29, minister, b. IL, father b. TN and mother b. MS. Lewis R.’s wife is shown as Lizzie A. Featherstone, age 22. b. in LA. Is Annie Quin(?) the same as Lizzie A. Featherstone? Lewis R. died in 1883. Did Lizzie A. remarry a Quin(?)? – BRANCH #5.)
Camila F. Featherstone dau-in-law 25 1 ch/1 Ivg. MO MO MO
Frank M. Featherstone gr.son 3 MS CA MO
Peter C. Quinn son 20 MS MS LA

Lowndes County
Allie B. Wood head 36 single stenog. drugstore MS MS MS
Pery E. Hines head 44 piano tuner MS NC NC
Moly E. Hines wife 34 2 ch/1 Ivg. MS MS MS
Jesse B. Hines son 11 MS MS MS
01 lie B. Hines dau 2 MS MS MS
J.N. Featherston gr. mother 83 widow NC NC NC
(JFH: Can anyone identify ,J.N. Featherston?)

Marshall County
Elizabeth Lucile Featherston boarder 17 single MS MS US
(JFH: Can anyone identify Elizabeth Lucile Featherston?)
McEwen Dudley Featherston boarder 42 divorced MS TN VA
(JFH; s/o Winfield Scott Featherston/Elizabeth M. McEwen – BRANCH #3).
(con’td)

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1910 Mississippi Census (con’td)

Noxubee County
Jennie B. Featherston head 47 wid. 1 ch/1 Ivg. AL SC AL
(JFH: Mrs. Eliza Tennessee “Tennie” (Bell) Carr, widow of Dr. John Smith Featherston, s/o Richard Wesley Featherstone/Rachel Jeffries Smith – BRANCH #5.)
William L. Carr son 21 MS AL SC

John Featherston head 24 single MS MS MS
(JFH: John J. Featherston, s/o Richard Asbury Featherston/Sallie Hines – BRANCH #5).
Sal I ie Featherston sis 22 MS MS MS
M. Li Hey Featherston sis 18 MS MS MS
Jim Featherston bro 16 MS MS MS
AIf Featherston bro 13 MS MS MS

Richard A. Featherston head 66 m. 29 yrs. MS SC NC
(JFH: Richard Asbury Featherston, s/o Jasper Newton Featherston/Elizabeth Rhyne – BRANCH #5)
Sally Featherston wife 63 13 ch/10 Ivg. MS MS MS
Beth B. Featherston dau 16 MS MS MS
Nellie L. Featherston dau 11 MS MS MS
Percy W. Featherston son 9 MS MS MS

Winfield S. Featherston head 59 m. 29 yrs. MS SC NC
(JFH: Winfield Lewis Featherston. s/o Richard Wesley Featherston/Rachel Jeffries Smith – BRANCH #5).
Marie I. (?) Featherston wife 53 2 ch/2 Ivg. MS VA GA
Chestley D. Featherston son 28 single MS MS MS
Gregory Dillson fa-in-law 85 m. 55 yrs. VA VA VA
Eliza June Dillson mo-in-law 75 7 ch/3 Ivg. GA GA GA
(JFH: The accurate surname for Gregory and Eliza June Dillson, should read Dillard.)

Tate County
Herschel Featherston head 48 m. 11 yrs. TN TN TN
(JFH: Herschel C. Featherston – s/o Lewis H. Featherston/Sarah Lavina Felts – BRANCH #7).
Geneieve Featherston wife 36 2 ch/2 Ivg. TN AL TN
Garnet Featherston son 7 TN TN TN
Jean Featherston dau 5 MS TN TN
submitted by: Mrs. I.D. (Elmeree) Oakley

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From Cemetery records of Robertson Co., Tennessee, Volume II

W. P. Featherston 1843 – 1923 Orlinda Cemetery
Rebecca Featherston 1852 – 1934 Orlinda Cemetery
(JFH: William Pitt Featherston (s/o George Washington Featherston/Martha Ann “Patsy” Redfern) and his wife Rebecca Rainey Featherston (d/o Joseph Henry Featherston/Clara Rainey) – BRANCH #5).
W. H. Featherston 1885 – 1931 Orlinda Cemetery
Emma Davis Featherston 1885 – 1952 Orlinda Cemetery
(JFH: William Henry “Buck” Featherston (s/o William Pitt Featherston/ Rebecca Rainey Featherston) and his wife Emma Davis – BRANCH #5).
Joshua W. Featherston 2/14/1820 – 1/13/1899 Jackson Cemetery
Emily M. Featherston 11/9/1827 – 5/24/1912 Jackson Cemetery
(JFH: Joshua Wood Featherston (s/o William Featherston/Elizabeth Jones) and his wife, Emily Maria Price Jackson – BRANCH #5).
Georgia Murphey Featherston 1866 – 1939 Elmwood Cemetery Springfield
J. T. Featherston 1860 – 1922 Elmwood Cemetery Springfield
(JFH: John Thomas Featherston (s/o David S. Featherston/Susan Crawford) and his wife – BRANCH #5).
The next three are daughters of D. S. and E. M. Featherston
(JFH: David S. Featherston (s/o William Featherston/Elizabeth Jones) and his 2nd wife, Elizabeth “Bettie” M. Dorris – BRANCH #5).
Lizzie Featherston 7/28/1881 – 1/21/1907 Elmwood Cemetery
Mattie Bell Featherston 5/5/1878 – 8/31/1886 Elmwood Cemetery
Moll ie Featherston 12/12/1874 – 5/1/1877 Elmwood Cemetery
Rev. G. W. Featherston 7/26/1824 – 3/2/1916 Elmwood Cemetery
(JFH: George Washington Featherston, s/o Burwell Featherston, Jr./Rebecca Adams – BRANCH #5).
R. Bailey Featherston 3/1/1892 – 3/2/1965 Elmwood Cemetery
(JFH: Raymond Bailey Featherston, s/o Wesley Raymond Featherston/Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Long – BRANCH #5).
William Roy Featherston 2/21/1895 – 5/27/1967 Elmwood Cemetery
(JFH: s/o Wesley Raymond Featherston/Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Long and his wife, Roberta Dunn – BRANCH #5).
Roberta Dunn Featherston 7/30/1896 – 4/15/1971 Elmwood Cemetery
W. R. Featherston 4/10/1845 – 4/2/1924 Elmwood Cemetery
Elizabeth Long Featherston 1857 – 1930 Elmwood Cemetery
(JFH: Wesley Raymond Featherston (s/o Joshua Wood Featherston/Emily Maria Price Jackson) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Long – BRANCH #5).
James Wood Featherston 2/23/1887 – 7/20/1940 Elmwood Cemetery
(JFH: s/o Wesley Raymond Featherston/Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Long – BRANCH #5).
submitted by: Mrs. Ann H. Klein

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Chesterfield County, Virginia, Will Book 1, pp. 459-460

In the name of God Amen this ninth day of April one thousand seven hundred and sixty four. I Henry Walthall of Chesterfield County being old by living to a great Age and growing weak in Body but of sound and disposing mind and Memory thanks be to God I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, first & principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my Body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christain like manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as for my worldly Goods I give and dispose of them in the manner and form following
Item I give and Bequeath to my Grandson Thomas Walthall the son of my Eldest son Thomas Walthall my two tract_ of land in Chesterfield County to him and his heirs forever the one of the said tracts of land containing two hundred acres it being the land where I now live the other tract containing 327 acres lying on both sides the Ashen Swamp near the head and also I give and Bequeath to my said Grandson Thomas Walthall three Negroes one Negro woman named Sarah and the said Sarah_ son Frank and her daughter Abby the said negroes and their Increase from this day froward to my said Grandson Thomas Walthall and his heirs forever and also I give to my said Grandson Thomas Walthall all my stock of hogs and Cattle to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and Bequeath to my Grandson Henry Walthall the son of my son Richard Walthall deceased one hundred an_ six acres of land I purchased of Henry Randolph Joining the land my said son Richard lived on to my said Grandson Henry Walthall and his heirs forever My will and desire is that the said land should not be rented nor toiled till my Grandson Henry Walthall comes of Age to be possessed with it Also I give and Bequeath to my said Grandson Henry Walthall one negro Girl named Bidde and her Increas to my said Granson Henry and to his heirs forever.
Item I give and Bequeath to my Grandson Henry Walthall the son of my son William Walthall one Negro man named Jack to him and his heirs forever.
Item my will and desire is that my Grand Children of my Daughter Phebe Featherstone deceased should Inherit the negro woman named Jude and her Increase that they have in possession at the discretion of their Father the said Negro Judy I gave to my Daughter Phebe at her Marriage.
Item I give to my Grand son Richard Walthall the son of my Daughter Elizabeth Walthall the feather Bed I lay on with the furniture belonging to it.
Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mable Rowlet one Negro Boy named Bob and one Negro Girl named Hannah and their Increase to my said Daughter Mable and my said Daughter Mable to dispose of the said Negroes and their Increase as she thinks fit the said Negroes my Daughter Mable has now in possession.
Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ann Cousin_s Eldest son Henry Cousins one Negro Girl named Usse and her Increase to my Grandson Henry Cousins and his heirs forever the said Negro Girl they have in possession that I lent to my Daugher An_ Cousins to tend her child.
Item all the Remainder part of my Estate that I have not given in my Will I give to my Eldest son Thomas Walthall and my said son Thomas to discharge all my Just Debts My will and desire is that no part of my Estate may be appraised my Will is that my son Thomas Walthall is hole and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby Revoke disanul and make
void all other or former wills before made by me and this and this only is my (con’td)

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Chesterfield County, Virginia, Will Book 1, pp. 459-460 (con’td)

last Will and Testament as Witness my hand and Seal the day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed Published pronounced
and declared by the said Henry Walthall
Henry Walthall as his last Will & Testament in presence of
Frans. Osborne
Peter Edwards
Henry Walthall
Samuel Hatcher

County Court Order Book No. 3, 1759-1767, page 659.
At a Court held for Chesterfield County May 3, 1765 in the fifth year of the reign of Geo. 3d. &c.
present Seth Ward
Abram Sal lee John Archer jun
Tho Worsham Gent. Justices

page 662.
The last Will & Testament of Henry Walthall deed. was proved by the Oaths of Peter Edwards, Henry Walthall & Samuel Hatcher witnesses thereto ordered that the same be recorded and on the motion of Thomas Walthall the Executor therein named who gave Bond & took the oath required certificate for obtaining a probat_ thereof in due form is granted him.
JFH: Phebe, d/o Henry Walthall, married Charles Featherston. s/o Henry Charles (or Charles Henry)/Elizabeth Walthall – BRANCH #3.

Franklin County. Kentucky Court Records (1824-1854), Vol. 2, p. 35

Will of Carolus Featherston
I Carolus Fetherston of the County of Franklin and State of Kentucky do hereby make my last will and Testament in manner and Form following that is to say: 1st I desire that my Just debts (if any there should be against me) and funeral expenses be paid by Executor hereinafter to be named and appointed immediately after my decease:
2ndly I Give to my two daughters Elizabeth Russell and Sally Wilkerson Fifty Cents each and to my Sons Robert Fetherston James Fetherston William Fetherston Jeremiah Fetherston and Burrel Fetherston I give the sum of Fifty cents each:
3rdly I Give to my Son Charles Fetherston my Roan riding Mare and Saddle one hundred Dollars in Money which I loaned him not long Since and the one half of all my house hold and Kitchen Furnature.
4thly I Give to my Son John Fetherston my Black horce my Riding Gig and the other half of all my house hold and Kitchen Furnature
5thly I desire my Executor hereafter to be named as aforesaid to sell my Plantation in the State of Virginia for the best price it will command and (con’td)

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Franklin County, Kentucky Court Records (1824-1854), Vol. 2, p. 35 (con’td)

collect the rents and profits of said Farm of my Son William Fetherston of said state (who has been for some time my agent) together with certain Sums of money which he my said agent has collected for me and to my use from other Sources and divide the Same Equally between my two sons Charles Fetherston and John Fetherston both the proceeds of the sale of the land the rents and profits of the Plantation and the moneys in the hands af my agent in Said State of Virginia 6thly all the rest of my Estate wether real or personal of what nature or kind soever may be not herein before particularly disposed of I desire may be equally divided between my two sons Charles Fetherston and John Fetherston.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Charles Fetherston Executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all other or Former wills or testaments by me made heretofore. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand affixed my seal this 30th day of March in the year Eighteen hundred and Thirty. his
Carolus (X) Fetherston (Seal) mark
Signed Sealed published
and declared in presance
of us as and for the last
will and testament of the
above named Carolus
Fetherston
I Wingate
Fielding Jones

Franklin Co., KY Court Records (1824-1854), vol. 2, p. 36
Franklin County Court April Term 1830
A writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Carolus Fetherston deed. was produced in Court & proven by the oaths of Isaac Wingate and Fielding Jones the subscribing witnesses thereto & which is ordered to be recorded, and thereupon the same hath been duly admitted to record in my office. Test. A.H. Rennick
JFH: Carolus Featherston, s/o Charles Featherston/Jean Wright – BRANCH #1.

THE GOODSPEED HISTORY OF TENNESSEE
– Dyer, Gibson, Lake. Obion and Weakley
Counties – pub. 1887

p. 1035
William J. Featherston, a farmer of the Eighth District, was born in Virginia, in 1818; was one of thirteen children, six of them now living. The father, William Featherston, Sr., was of English ancestry, born in Charlotte County, Va., in 1793. His grandfather was a native of England, but came to America, and settled in Virginia. After receiving his education, our (con’td)

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THE GOODSPEED HISTORY OF TENNESSEE – William J. Featherston (con’td)

subject’s father married Miss Sarah Vaughn. December 24, 1813, and acted as overseer until 1828, when he farmed as a tenant until 1837; he then moved to Dyer County and camped in the woods, until he built a cabin and lived for several years in it. He leased the land for seven years, then with his son, William, bought 255 acres, where he lived until his wife died; he then lived with William. He was a magistrate in Dyer County for years, and one of the earliest settlers. He died in 1870. Mrs. Featherston was of English extraction, born in Virginia in 1798, and died in 1868. William Featherston, Jr., received a limited education. January, 1845, he married Miss Willie Cauley, by whom he had three children, only one now living—Emma, wife of Thomas Clayborn of Arkansas. Mrs. Featherston was born in Smith County, in 1820 and died in 1876. December, 1883, he married Miss Minerva Davidson, of Rutherford County. Mr. Featherston commenced with 150 acres of land, and by good management and energy increased it to 800 acres, and still owns 600 acres of good land, seven miles southeast of Newbern. He was in the Confederate Army, in Company E, Forty Seventh Tennessee Infantry. He is deepley interested in educational and religious interests, and is a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, his wife belonging to the Christian Church. Mr. Featherston’s first vote for President was for Martin Van Buren, and he is a life-long Democrat, and a member of the Masonic fraternity.

DYER COUNTY & NEWBERN, TENNESSEE

Being a History of 39 Earliest Families
by Arahwanda Hendren Ridens (1979)
p. 38
On December 9th, (1887), the stockholders of Newbern Bank met at the Maxwell House and elected the following officers and directors to serve one year: H.C. Porter, President; W.C. Dickey, vice-president and director; J. Ira Jones, secretary and director. John E. McCorkle, B.R. Parks. M.C. Hamilton, W.J. Featherston. W.R. Moore, L.M. Williams were elected Directors. Q. Shumate was the cashier. On the same day, Mr. McCorkle sold 2900 acres of the Washington land to C.C. Mengel, Jr. and Bro. for #35,000. One third cash and the balance in 2 equal payments.
JFH: William J./W.J. Featherston mentioned in the two above articles was a son of William Featherston/Sarah Vaughn. The eldest William was s/o Carolus Featherston/Lucy Elmore – BRANCH #1.

Death Notice

We are saddened to report the death of one of our Featherston cousins, Edith Madeline (Replogle) Raymond of Pullman, Washington on August 11, 1994. Our deepest sympathy is extended to her family and friends.

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BRANCHES

The BRANCHES section of FEATHERSTON FINDINGS presents an opportunity for all of those interested in our heritage to record our direct descent. These BRANCHES are not confined to the spelling of Featherston, but may also include Featherstone, Featherstun, etc. If you have not yet sent in your BRANCH, please do so as soon as possible. I encourage you to take advantage of this FREE SERVICE.
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These BRANCHES may be added to or corrected in future volumes. Therefore, it is not necessary to wait until you have completed your research before submitting your lineage for publication. Although we all may have best intentions of permanently recording our findings, too often the family historian passes away or becomes too ill to continue research work and those years of research are lost forever.

By publishing your BRANCH and research material in FEATHERSTON FINDINGS you not only protect your family information, but help future researchers find their elusive family heritage. You may submit your lineage in the form found in this section or you may submit the information on Family Group Sheets. It is not so important how you submit your lineage, but that you do submit it. Please cite your sources whenever possible.

If you find you are fortunate enough to connect with an established branch already in print, please let me know. The branches will be merged in a future volume, the earlier branch number will be maintained, and later number be eliminated. Perhaps we may eventually find a common ancestor and become one large family!
Joyce Featherston Hawkins

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BRANCH #3 – updated information

VIII Thomas Luther Roundtree – m.l) Jimmie Mayes; m.2) Ogie Maggie Elliott; m.3) Mrs. Elva Kemp (for more information on this family see vol. 9, ps. 27 & 28; vol. 13, p. 25)

Issue by 2nd wife:
2. Thomas Virgil Roundtree – b. 19 Aor 1914 Acorn, Ripley Co., MO, d. 8 Dec 1994 MI; m. Edna Cuit
5. Arlie Paul “Bud” Roundtree – b. 28 Dec 1921 Naylor, Ripley Co., MO, d. 20 Feb 1994 Grand Junction, CO; m. 4 times

X Homer Leon Hawkins – m. Joyce Fay Featherston (for more information on this family see vol. 9, ps. 28 & 29; vol. 13, p. 26. as well as BRANCH #1 in vol. 1, p. 14; vol. 3, p. 15)

Issue:
2. Lynda Kaye Hawkins – b. 1 Apr 1960 San Diego, San Diego Co., CA; m.l) 26 Sep 1987 Makanda. Williamson Co., IL to James “Jim” Ralph Jordan, div. Nov 1992 St. Louis, MO; m.2) 17 Oct 1994 Nashville, Davidson Co., TN to Donald Alan Meyer – b. 27 Dec 1955 St. Louis, MO. In Oct 1994, Lynda received her Ph.D. at St. Louis University.
submitted Jan 1995 by: Joyce Featherston Hawkins

BRANCH #3

I Charles Featherston(e) – m. Rebecca Stratton (for more information on this family see BRANCH #4, vol. 1, ps. 25 & 26; vol. 4. p. 19; vol. 7. ps. 15 & 16; vol. 9, p. 25; vol. 11, p. 22; vol. 13, p. 23)

Issue:
*1. Anne Featherston(e) – b. 1670/74 Henrico Co., VA
2. Sarah Featherstone – b. ca. 1676 Henrico Co., VA
3. Susanna Featherstone – b. ca. 1678 Henrico Co., VA
4. Henry Charles (or Charles Henry) Featherston(e) – b. ca. 1679/81 Henrico Co.. VA, d. bef. 1759; m. Elizabeth Walthall

II Anne Featherston(e) – b. 1670/74 Henrico Co.. VA; will dated 12 Dec 1745 Amelia Co., VA; m. Feb 1692 Henrico Co., VA to Abraham Burton – b. 1669 Henrico Co., VA, d. 13 May 1736 (will dated 14 Jan 1736, Amelia Co., VA), s/o Thomas Burton/Susanna Hatcher. Res. Swift Creek, Chesterfield Co., VA & Deep Creek, Amelia Co., VA. In 1701 Abraham Burton acquired lease of plantation up Swift’s Creek by Thomas Jefferson. Sources: Eugene Hyden; IGI; Ancestral File, Burton Chronicles; Bristol Parish Register. (Previous listing of this family in vol. 11, p. 22)

Issue:
1. Abraham Burton II – b. 1691 Henrico Co., VA, d. bef. 24 Aug 1758 (will probate date, Amelia Co., VA); res. Deep Creek, Amelia Co., VA) m. Henrico Co., VA to Mary Bevill – b. 1691 Henrico Co., VA, d/o Essex Bevill/Elizabeth __?. Source: The Bristol Parish Register.
(con’td)

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BRANCH #3 – family of Anne Featherston(e) (con’td)

Issue of Abraham Burton II:
1. Peter Burton – b. 1718 Henrico Co., VA. Indenture 6 Sept 1748 Nicholas Mealer of Henrico to Peter Burton of Amelia.
2. Abel Burton – b. 1720 Henrico Co., VA
3. Elizabeth Burton – b. 1722 Henrico Co., VA; m. __? Thompson
4. Abraham Burton III – b. 29 Jan 1726/7. Moved to Elbert Co., GA.
5. Nayson Burton – b. 1728, Henrico Co., VA
6. Robert Burton – b. 24 Aug 1732 Henrico Co.. VA, d. 26 Dec 1732

2. Thomas Burton – b. 1695 Henrico Co., VA, d. bef. 24 Aug 1765. Received home place on Deep Creek, Amelia Co., VA. Sources: Ancestral File; Burton Chronicles.

Issue:
1. Charles Burton –
2. Susan Burton –
3. Susanna Burton – b. 1695 Henrico Co., VA; m.l) ca. 1720 to John Garrett – b. 1690. d. 1744; m.2) aft. 1744 to John Clifton. After 1751, res. Amelia Co., VA. Source: Bristol Parish Register.

Issue by 1st husband:
1. Anne Garrett – b. 22 Sep 1721, bapt. 2 Oct 1721
2. Susannah Garrott(sic) – b. 1 Sep 1723
3. John Garrett, Jr. – b. 10 Jul 1726
4. Isaac Garrott(sic) – b. 9 Dec 1729
5. Abraham Garrett – b. 3 Jul 1729?
6. Thomas Garrett – b. 6 Dec 1730
7. Stephen Garrett – b. 9 Apr 1733 Prince George Co., later became Amelia Co., VA; m. 9 Apr 1733 to Louisa D’Aubigne
8. Amelia Garrett – b. 5 Feb 1741/2

*4. Charles Burton. Sr. – b. ca. 1696 prob. Henrico Co., VA
5. Phebe Burton – b. 1724
6. Stephen Burton – b. 9 Apr 1733 Amelia Co., VA

III Charles Burton. Sr. – b. ca. 1696 prob. Henrico Co., VA, d. ca. 1774 Swift Creek. Henrico Co.. VA; m. Loveday Franklin – b. 1696, d/o James Franklin. Sr. Sources: Ancestral File; Bristol Parish Register. (Previous listing of this family in vol. 11, p. 22)

Issue;
1. Thomas Burton – b. 1733; m. Sarah ___?
*2. Henry Burton – b. 17 Jan 1734/5 VA or 1733 Elbert Co., GA
3. Abraham Burton – b. 1735, d. aft. 1786
4. Charles Burton, Jr. – b. 1737 “of Proctors Creek”, d. 1792; m. Sarah Fowkes

Issue:
1. Sarah “Sally” Burton –

5. Benjamin Burton – b. 1741
6. Robert Burton – b. 1743; m. Sarah ___?
(con’td)

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BRANCH #3 (con’td)

IV Henry Burton – b. 17 Jan 1734/5 VA or 1733 Elbert Co., GA, d. Aug 1824 or 1822 Elbert Co., GA (came from Halifax Co., VA, died at 106 yrs of age); m.l) Ann Elam – b. Henrco Co., VA, d/o James Gilbert Elam, Jr./Mary Hatcher; m.2) Mary Saxon (Aunt of Jinsey Yancy Saxon), d. at age 94, bur. on farm where she was born, d/o Charles Saxon/Betty Washington Lewis. Source: Bristol Parish Register. (Previous listing of this family in vol. 11, p. 23)

Issue by 1st wife:
1. Elizabeth Burton – m. Nathan Evans. Her father left her 500 acres.

Issue:
1. Matilda Evans –

*2. Blackman Burton – b. 15 Oct 1779 Elbert Co., GA

V Blackman Burton – b. 15 Oct 1779 Elbert Co., GA, d. 7 Mar 1848 Iva. Anderson Co., SC (Will, vol. 2 1835-1857, sec B, p. 233), bur. 2nd of 3 sites of Rocky River Baptist Church at Iva (grave abt. 100 yds off road, abt. 1 1/2 miles from site of present church – marker says born in VA); ordained 1836 at Rocky River Baptist Church; Reverand (minister of Rocky River Baptist Church 1839-1848. Abbeville Co., SC); m. 30 Mar 1806 Elbert Co.. GA to Jinsey Yancy Saxon (ceremony performed by Wm. Hatcher (Will Book L-F, p. 28) – b. 16 Jan 1786/17 Dec 1786 GA, d. aft. 1868 prob. Anderson Co.. SC – d/o Hugh Saxon/Mary Elizabeth (Thompson) Langdon. (Previous listing of this family in vol. 11, p. 23)

Issue:
*1. Peyton Thomas Burton – b. 21 Feb 1807 GA
2. Daniel Coursey Burton –
3. Robert Dixon Burton –
4. Louisa Burton – m. ___? McGregor
5. Adeline Burton – b. 1825; m. ___? Hampton
6. German F. Burton – b. 6 Jul 1826 Abbeville, SC, d. 11 Jan 1884 Abbeville, SC, bur. Union Baptist Church; m. 1861 Abbeville, SC to Margarete W. McAdams – b. 1828

Issue:
1. Lawrence Orr Burton – b. 5 Oct 1854 Abbeville, SC, d. 15 Nov 1919 Iva, Anderson Co.. SC; m. 2 Feb 1880 Abbeville. SC to Mary Jane Latham

7. Henry John Burton – b. 1840
8. Blackman Burton, Jr. –
9. Lucinda Burton – m. __? Spaulding

VI Peyton Thomas Burton – b. 21 Feb 1807 GA, d. 6 Mar 1886, bur. 8 Mar 1886 Union Baptist Church, Lowndsville; Civil War, enlisted at Hamburg Aug 16. 1861, wounded 1 Sep 1862, on Muster roll 31 Dec 1864, was 53 or 54 yrs when he enlisted in first Gregg Infantry; m. Mary Wiles – b. 1809 or 1818, d. 3 Mar 1904, bur. 10 Mar 1904 Union Baptist Church, Lowndsville, d/o Freeman Willes. (Previous listing of this family in vol. 11, p. 23.)

Issue:
1. Martha A. Burton – b. 1835; m. __? Simpson
2. Elizabeth J. Burton – b. 1836 (con’td)

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BRANCH #3 – Issue of Peyton Thomas Burton (con’td)

3. Lucinda H. “Lou” Burton – b. 28 Apr 1840 Pendleton Dist., Anderson
Co.. SC, d. 28 Jun 1910 Oconee. SC. bur. Bethel Presbyterian Church,
Oconee. SC; m. abt. 1864 Anderson Co., SC to Albert Chesterfield
Beaty – s/o John Wesley Beaty/Mary T. Bowie. (Descendants of
Lucinda H. “Lou Burton shown in vol. 11, ps. 23 & 24.)
4. Sarah Burton – b. 1842; m. __? Freeman
5. James W. Thompson Burton – b. 1844 or 1845 – Civil War age 18, minie
ball in knee at Gaines Hill
6. Amanda C. Burton – b. 1847
*7. Caroline Medora Burton – b. 27 Jan 1848 prob. Anderson Co.. SC
8. Louisa Burton –
9. Jane W. Burton –

VII Caroline Medora Burton – b. 27 Jan 1848 prob. Anderson Co., SC, d. 17 Aug 1921; m.l) William D. Scott; m.2) 11 Jan 1870 to George Middleton McKee – b. 29 Jun 1845 Iva, Anderson Co.. SC, d. 16 Sep 1916 Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC from Brights Disease, bur. Pleasant Hill Cem., Walhalla, SC, s/o James McKee/Sarah Cunningham; Baptist; Farmer; Confederate Army, Co. G 2nd Bn., SC Reserves. Sources: obituary and death certificate.

Issue by 2nd husband:
1. John Thompson McKee – b. 7 Jan 1874 AR, d. 10 Aug 1937 Greenville, SC, bur. Neville Cem., Walhalla, SC; m. 2 Oct 1898 to Nancy Julia Richardson
2. Charles Sloan McKee – b. 8 Mar 1876. d. 18 Aug 1963, bur. Rose Hill Cem., Ardmore, OK; m. 1900 to Nellie Irene Dixon
*3. William Hardy McKee – b. 22 Oct 1878 Anderson Co., SC
4. Edward Andrew McKee – b. 13 Oct 1879 Anderson Co.. SC. d. 6 May 1962 Ardmore, OK, bur. Nelda Cem., near Dickson; m. 1910 to Annie May Crenshaw
5. George Franklin McKee – b. 18 Oct 1881, d. 6 Apr 1898
6. Rosco Leo McKee – b. 1 Dec 1883. d. 18 Oct 1918 during WWI on board ship from flu, bur. England, moved to Arlington Cem., VA; unmarried
7. Alma Martha McKee – b. 20 Feb 1886, d. 18 Dec 1960, bur. Neville Cem.. Walhalla, SC; m. 1903 to Fred Lee
8. James Peyton McKee – b. 27 Jul 1888. d. 27 Jul 1931 (took own life); m. 1905 to Betty Gillespie
9. Frederick Albert McKee – b. 22 Jan 1891, d. 1 May 1942; m. 16 Dec 1916 to Carra Leutilla Lyie;

VIII William Hardy McKee – b. 22 Oct 1878 Anderson Co., SC, d. 30 Aug 1936 Longmont, CO of Black Lung Disease, bur. Mt. View Cem., Longmont, CO; Baptist; Coal miner; m. 24 Dec 1902 Walhalla, Oconee, SC at res. of brides parents to Lillie Waller Rutledge – b. 26 Oct 1881 Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC, d. 9 Jun 1962 Louisville, CO, bur. Mt. View Cem., Longmont, CO; Baptist; descendant of John Rutledge, signer of US Constitution.

Issue:
1. Robert Hilton McKee – b. 10 Oct 1903 Republic, AL, d. 16 Jul 1968
Denver, CO; m. Chicago, Cook Co., IL to Ina Jameson (con’td)

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BRANCH #3 – Issue of William Hardy McKee (con’td)

2. Sadie Mae McKee – b. 13 Oct 1908 Aiken, SC; single
*3. William Frank McKee – b. 14 Sep 1911 Kimberly, AL
4. Hattie Louise McKee – b. 28 May 1914 Kimberly. AL; m. 1935 to Arthur Helart

IX William Frank McKee – b. 14 Sep 1911 Kimberly, AL. d. 27 Apr 1991 Reno, Washoe Co., NV. bur. 2 May 1991 Mt. View Cem., Reno, NV; Baptist; Southern Pacific Railroad Engineer – ret. 1976; m. 8 Jun 1938 Boulder, Boulder Co., CO to Esther Marie Gerstner – b. 23 Sep 1914 Council Bluffs, IA, d. 25 Jan 1994 Washoe Medical Center, Reno, NV, bur. 28 Jan 1994 Mt. View Cem., Reno, Washoe Co., NV, d/o Jacob Henry Gerstner/Catherine Pauline Leonhardt (Germans from Russia); Catholic; Home maker. William went to Reno. NV right after their wedding. Esther followed a week later.

Issue:
*1. Carol Jeanene McKee – b. 11 Aug 1942 Reno, Washoe Co., NV

IX Carol Jeanene McKee – b. 11 Aug 1942 Reno, Washoe Co., NV, bapt. Immaculate Conception Church, Sparks, NV; m.l) 29 Nov 1961 Carson City, NV to Joseph Vincent Huber – (div. 1963), is deceased, s/o Walter Phi Hip Huber; m.2) 4 Apr 1964 Reno, Washoe Co., NV to William Keith Treptow – b. 1 Dec 1941 Webster City, Hamilton Co., IA, s/o Arthur Otto Christian Treptow/Marjorie Korrine Foster; Methodist; Electrician.

Issue by 1st husband:
1. Phillip Vincent (Huber) Treptow – b. 13 Sep 1962 Long Beach, CA (adopted by Bill Treptow in 1965).
Issue by 2nd husband:
2. Arthur Christian Treptow II – b. 8 Apr 1966 Reno. Washoe Co., NV; m. 10 Oct 1992 Sparks, Washoe Co., NV to Rena Kay Angle (1/2 Indian from the Miwak tribe a sub tribe of Midu) – b. 20 Jan 1962 CA, d/o Arthur Angle/Jackie __?

Issue:
1. Brice Katherine-Marie Treptow – b. 26 May 1994 Reno, Washoe
Co., NV

3. Ronald William Treptow – b. 25 Apr 1969 Reno, Washoe Co., NV; m. 4
May 1990 Sparks, Washoe Co., NV to Robin Denise Foreman
4. Robert Keith Treptow – b. 2 Feb 1973 Reno Washoe Co., NV
submitted Sept. 1994 by: Carol Treptow

BRANCH #3

I Charles Featherston(e) – m. Rebecca Stratton (for more information on this family see Branch #4, vol. 1, ps. 25 & 26; vol. 4, p. 19; vol. 7, ps. 15 & 16; vol. 9, p. 25; vol. 11, p. 22; vol. 13, p. 23)

Issue:
1. Anne Featherston(e) – m. Abraham Burton
2. Sarah Featherstone –
3. Susanna Featherstone – (con’td)

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*4. Henry Charles (or Charles Henry) Featherston(e) – b. ca. 1679/81
Henrico Co.. VA

II Henry Charles (or Charles Henry) Featherston(e) – b. ca. 1679/81 Henrico Co., VA; m. Elizabeth Walthall (Previous listings of this family can be found in vol. 1, p. 26 (BRANCH *4); vol. 4, p. 19; vol. 7, p. 16; notes in vol. 8. p. 19; vol. 9, p. 25; vol. 13; p. 23) (note: in some volumes children are listed in a different order).

Issue:
*1. Charles Featherston(e) – m. Phebe Walthall
2. Henry Featherston(e) – Charles & Henry shown as *2. Henry Charles (or Charles Henry) Featherston(e) – m. Phebe Walthall in vol. 1)
3. Mary Featherston(e) –
4. daughter – m. Thomas Jeffries
5. Rebecca Featherston(e) – m. Thomas Sadler
6. daughter –

III Charles Featherston(e) – m. Phebe Walthall (previous listings of this family are shown in vol. 1, p. 26 (BRANCH #4) – shown as Henry Charles (or Charles Henry) Featherston; vol. 4, p. 20; vol. 7, p. 16).

Issue:
*1. Henry Featherston(e) – m. Elizabeth Marshall
2. Edward Featherston(e) – m. Sarah Ashbrooke
3. Charles H. Featherston(e) – m. Ann M. French
4. Elizabeth Featherston(e) – m. Thomas Walthall
5. Phebe Featherston(e) – m. Irby Hudson

IV Henry Featherston – m. Elizabeth Marshall (previous listings of this family are shown, vol. 1. ps. 24 & 25 (BRANCH #4); vol. 5, p. 16; vol 7., ps. 17 & 18).

Issue:
1. Sarah Featherston – m. Thomas Hardie
2. Charles Featherston – m. Lucy Pitts
*3. Henry Featherston, Jr. – m. Nancy Marshall
4. William Featherston –
5. Alexander Featherston –
6. Elizabeth Featherston – m. John Cogbill
7. child – (shown in vol. 7, p. 17)
8. Edward Featherston – m. Mary “Polly” Y. Hibbitt
9. Mary Ann “Polly” Featherston – m. Charles Christian Cogbill
10. Phebe Featherston – m. Marquis De Lafayette Sharp
11. Daniel Marshall Featherston –

V Henry Featherston, Jr. – m. Nancy Marshall (previous listing of this family is shown in vol. 7, ps. 18 & 19).

Issue;
*1. William Grandison Featherston – m.l) Isabella ___?; m.2) Elizabeth
Thompson; m.3) Nancy ___?
(con’td)

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2. Edward Hardiway Featherston – m.l) Julia Ann Thompson; m.2) Anne Reed; m.3) Mrs. Sarah (Raines) Nichols
3. Phoebe Featherston – m. Andrew Buchanan
4. Nancy Jane Featherston – m. William Warren Fleming
?5. daughter Featherston –

VI William Grandison Featherston – m.l) Isabella ___?; m.2) Elizabeth Thompson; m.3) Nancy ___? (previous listing of this family is shown in vol. 7, p. 19)

Issue by 1st wife:
*1. George Washington Featherston – b. 5 Nov 1829 Crawford Co., AR
2. Robert M. Featherston – m. Susan Elizabeth Gaines
Issue by 2nd wife:
3. Francis M. Featherston – m. Mattie E. Smyth
4. Nancy J. Featherston – m.l) Reuben C. Reed; m.2) Jacob Walter Crow
5. Phoebe H. Featherston – m. John A. Spencer
6. Harriett Thompson Featherston – m. Nathan Mitchell Ellington
7. Richard Henry Featherston – m. Virginia C. “Jenny” Carder

VII George Washington Featherston – b. 5 Nov 1829 Crawford Co., AR, d. 12 Oct 1903 Marlow, Indian Territory; m. 17 Feb 1851 Washington Co., AR to Mary Ann Minerva Appleby – b. Feb 1832 AR. d. 30 May 1883 Socorro, Socorro Co.. NM. d/o Hezekiah Appleby/Margaret Herron

Issue:
1. Robert Barney/Barnett Featherston – b. 2 Dec 1851, d. 22 Nov 1933 Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX, bur. Henrietta, Clay Co., TX; m.l) 3 Oct 1872 to Adelaide Putman – b. 28 Dec 1853, d. 27 Apr __? Henrietta, Clay Co.. TX; m.2) Stella __?

Issue:
1. Charles G. Featherston – b. 1873 Scott Co., AR, d. Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX; m. __? __?
2. daughter (name unknown) Featherston – b. 1873
3. Mattie Belle Featherston – b. 9 Jul 1875 Chilton, Falls Co.. TX, d. 17 Jul 1952/3 Wichita Falls. Wichita Co.. TX, bur. Henrietta, Clay Co., TX; m. 10 Dec 1893 to James Alexander Leath.
4. George William? Featherston – b. 1878/9 Falls Co., TX, poss. d. 1930 TX
5. Robert H. Featherston –
6. Gussie P. Featherston – m.l) to __? Garrison; m.2) to __? Neel; m.3) to __? London
7. Elijah William? “Little Lige” Featherston – b. 15 Nov 1895 TX. d. 16 Oct 1906 Henrietta, Clay Co., TX

2. Isobell J. “Belle” Featherston – b. 1854, d. 1894 Anson, Jones Co., TX; m.l) 11 Nov 1874 to James T. Graham; m.2) to Madison Levi Hinds
3. William H. “Billy” Featherston – b. 6 Sep 1856, d. 16 Dec 1925 Glendale, Los Angeles Co.. CA; m. to Isabelle “Belle” Dalmont – b. Oct 1865 MO (parents b. in France)
*4. Mollie Moore Featherston – b. 1 Mar 1861 Waldron, Scott Co.. AR
(con’td)

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5. Emma C./L.? Featherston – b. 1863, d. 1902 Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Co., CA; m. 14 Jan 1885 NM to Alexander Laird – b. 1852 Scotland

Issue:
1. Ralph A. Laird – b. Mar 1887 NM
2. Ray C. Laird – b. Jun 1889 CA
3. George F. Laird – b. Oct 1891 CA
4. Mary A. Laird – b. Dec 1894 CA
5. Emma Laird – b. Jul 1897 CA
6. unknown Laird

6. Frank Featherston – b. 1864/6, d. in infancy
7. Charles Henry Featherston – b. 5 Jun 1867, d. 12 May 1923 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. to Eva Myrtle __?
8. Georgia Anne Featherston – b. Sep 1869. d. 1941 Dallas, Dallas Co., TX; m.l) to Boone Keeton; m.2) to __? McAlister; m.3) to __? Miatt.

Issue:
1. Boone Keeton Jr. –
2. Carroll William Keeton –
3. Virginia Keeton –
4. Pauline Keeton –

9. Martha Edward “Mattie”/”Eddie” Featherston – b. 9 Feb 1873 Walnut Ridge, Lawrence Co., AR, d. Nov 1964 Marlow, Stephens Co.. OK; m. to Thomas C. Barnes

VIII Mollie Moore Featherston – b. 1 Mar 1861 Waldron, Scott Co.. AR, d. 25 Mar 1956 Arkansas City, Crowley Co.. KS; m. 23 Oct 1879 Falls Co.. TX to James William “Will” Hyden – b. 11 Aug 1856 Carthage, Jasper Co., MO. d. 11 Apr 1929 Arkansas City, Crowley Co., KS. s/o Samuel Monroe Hyden/Nancy Duff Lockhart Jones.

Issue:
1. Samuel Robert Hyden – b. 18 Aug 1880 Falls Co., TX, d. 13 Jul 1881
Falls Co., TX
2. George William Hyden – b. 14 Jul 1882 Falls Co., TX, d. 3 Oct 1901
McGee. Indian Territory
*3. Edward Cleveland “Cleve” Hyden – b. 5 Nov 1884 Socorro, Socorro Co.,
NM

IX Edward Cleveland “Cleve” Hyden – b. 5 Nov 1884 Socorro, Socorro Co., NM, d. 20 Oct 1947 Muskogee, Muskogee Co.. OK; m. 11 Jun 1905 Center, Indian Territory to Dona Holloway – b. 20 Apr 1887 Waco, Franklin Co., AL, d. 30 Jan 1954 Muskogee, Muskogee Co., OK, d/o Henry Shepard Holloway/Mary Ann “Mollie” Hodson.

Issue:
1. Georgia Hyden – b. 23 Jun, d. 24 Jul 1907 Arkansas City, Crowley
Co., KS
*2. James William “Jim” •Hyden – b. 29 Oct 1908 Arkansas City, Crowley
Co., KS
(con’td)

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X James William “Jim” Hyden – b. 29 Oct 1908 Arkansas City, Crowley Co., KS, d. 11 Aug 1973 Huntsville, Madison Co., AL; m. 21 Mar 1931 Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK to Margaret Cronk – ‘b. 9 Sep 1905 Belle Plaine. Benton Co., IA. d/o Preston Neff Cronk/Margaret Allison Hill.

Issue:
1. James William “Little Jimmy” Hyden – b. 18 May 1932, d. 25 Apr 1933 Muskogee. Muskogee Co., OK
*2. Eugene Edward “Gene” Hyden – b. 17 Feb 1935 Muskogee. Muskogee Co., OK

XI Eugene Edward “Gene” Hyden – b. 17 Feb 1935 Muskogee. Muskogee Co., OK; m. 14 Apr 1962 Taipei, Taiwan to Mei-chj “Mary”/”Kitty” Chang – b. 19 Nov 1937 Miao-li, Taiwan, d/o Liang- chou Chang/Pao-kuei Chen.
submitted Nov 1994 by: Gene Hyden

The following comments and corrections were submitted by Gene Hyden. In FEATHERSTON FINDINGS,
volume 1, page 26 – Henry Featherston was not a surgeon; he was a sergeant (War of 1812).

Volume 1. p. 27-1 have the birthplace of Lucius Horace Featherston as Murfreesboro. Rutherford Co., TN.

Volume 1, page 28 – I have Joseph Ernest Featherston’s wife as Clara Mary Parks, rather than Mary Clara Parks. (JFH: Does anyone know which is correct?)

Volume 3. page 17 – Just a format confusion – 3. Julie Ann Cooper seems to be a sister of Robert Paul & Bettie Ann Shamburger; should be sister of Cathy & Cammie Cooper.

Volume 4, page 20 – Dorothy French Featherston married in Amelia Co., VA not Prince Edward County. Most of the references to her husband’s name has been spelled ‘roughly’ CADWALLADER or CADWALADER (Jones) rather that Cadawalder.

Volume 8. page 18 – Louise Lafayette Hooker should be Louis Lafayette Hooker.

JFH: Thank you very much. Gene. for your corrections and comments. If anyone else spots errors in our publication, please notify us. One of our goals is to correct pre-published errors regarding our FEATHERSTON(E) ancestors, not only in FEATHERSTON FINDINGS, but other publications as well.

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