Katherine Barbara Baeuerle1,2

F, ID# 781, (a 1734 - )
Father:Johann Georg Baeuerle (a 1701 - )
Mother:Anna Elisabeta Schaf (a 1705 - )
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Katherine Barbara Baeuerle was born a 1734. She was the daughter of Johann Georg Baeuerle and Anna Elisabeta Schaf. Katherine Barbara Baeuerle married Joh Heinrich Harsh on 12 Nov 1754 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Child of Katherine Barbara Baeuerle and Joh Heinrich Harsh

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.

Joh Heinrich Harsh1,2

M, ID# 782, (a 1725 - )
Charts:Johan Jacob Kizler lineage
     Joh Heinrich Harsh was born a 1725. He married Katherine Barbara Baeuerle, daughter of Johann Georg Baeuerle and Anna Elisabeta Schaf, on 12 Nov 1754 at Mundelsheim, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Child of Joh Heinrich Harsh and Katherine Barbara Baeuerle

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S487] Schwamm Family Records.

Fern Wright

F, ID# 783, (4 Dec 1915 - 26 Oct 1999)
     Fern Wright was born on 4 Dec 1915. She married MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt, son of Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt and Nettie Louise Kizler, on 3 Nov 1935 at Colorado City, Mitchell Co, Texas. Fern Wright died on 26 Oct 1999 at age 83.

Children of Fern Wright and MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt

Lowell Steven Schmidt1

M, ID# 784, (4 May 1950 - )
Father:MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt (23 Jan 1910 - 14 Apr 2001)
Mother:Fern Wright (4 Dec 1915 - 26 Oct 1999)
     Lowell Steven Schmidt was born on 4 May 1950. He was the son of MAJ Lowell Kizler Schmidt and Fern Wright.

Citations

  1. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.

Dr Robert Issac

M, ID# 785, (8 Jul 1922 - 18 Feb 1989)
Father:Arnold Gerhard Issac (19 Jun 1893 - 9 Apr 1976)
Mother:Alice Florence Kizler (4 Feb 1896 - 23 Mar 1985)
     Dr Robert Issac was born on 8 Jul 1922. He was the son of Arnold Gerhard Issac and Alice Florence Kizler. Dr Robert Issac died on 18 Feb 1989 at age 66.
      Dr. Robert Issac, a medical doctor, lived in Newton, KS.

Dr Charles Issac

M, ID# 786, (11 Jun 1925 - )
Father:Arnold Gerhard Issac (19 Jun 1893 - 9 Apr 1976)
Mother:Alice Florence Kizler (4 Feb 1896 - 23 Mar 1985)
     Dr Charles Issac was born on 11 Jun 1925. He was the son of Arnold Gerhard Issac and Alice Florence Kizler.
      Charles Issac was a medical doctor living in Newton, KS.

Sylvia R. Porzio

F, ID# 787, (6 Jan 1945 - )
     Sylvia R. Porzio was born on 6 Jan 1945 at Argentina. She married Thomas Pearson Maginnis, son of Thomas Conway Maginnis and Margaret Pearson August, a 1972.

Veronica Logatti Maginnis

F, ID# 788
Father:Thomas Pearson Maginnis
Mother:Sylvia R. Porzio (6 Jan 1945 - )
     Veronica Logatti Maginnis is the daughter of Thomas Pearson Maginnis and Sylvia R. Porzio.

Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley1,2,3

F, ID# 789, (8 Sep 1856 - 6 May 1944)
Father:Uriah J. Ashley (20 Mar 1817 - 1882)
Mother:Mary "Polly" Ann Robinson (1836 - 1919)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley was born on 8 Sep 1856 at Garett, Pulaski Co, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Uriah J. Ashley and Mary "Polly" Ann Robinson. Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley married Richard Bledsoe Stanley, son of William Stanley III and Ida Frances Madrin, on 18 Mar 1874 at Mount Vernon, Rockcastle Co, Kentucky. Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley married SGT Theodore Hugh Adams, son of Lysander Adams and Lydia (Unknown), on 14 Nov 1883 at McKinney, Collin Co, Texas. Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley died on 6 May 1944 at Aubrey, Grayson Co, Texas, at age 87. She was buried in 1945 at Belew Cemetery, Aubrey, Denton Co, Texas.
      Artemesia Emily Ashley's original name was established from her birth registry; she was also noted as Artmacy, Artimesa, Artie, Artemelie and Emma in various records. After she moved to Texas and remarrried she used the name Emma.

In 1900 Emily was living with her husband Theodore Adams in Collin Co, TX, and Emma was showing an Oct 1854 birth on the census although she was more likely born in Sep 1856. Emily's aunt Elizabeth had also married into the Adams family in Pulaski Co, KY. By 1910 Emily and Theodore were living in Denton Co, TX, and by 1920 she and Theodore were living with their daughter Ocie's family in Grayson Co, TX.

On 28 Jul 1924 Emily applied in Grayson Co, TX for a widow's military pension.

Family tradition is Emily was of Scotch-Irish ancestry.

Children of Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley and Richard Bledsoe Stanley

Children of Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley and SGT Theodore Hugh Adams

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.
  3. [S10] Unsourced Data.

Richard Bledsoe Stanley1,2,3

M, ID# 790, (2 Sep 1841 - b 1911)
Father:William Stanley III (c 1806 - 3 Jun 1888)
Mother:Ida Frances Madrin (1803 - 11 Nov 1884)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Richard Bledsoe Stanley was born on 2 Sep 1841 at Knoxville, Knox Co, Tennessee. He was the son of William Stanley III and Ida Frances Madrin. Richard Bledsoe Stanley married Lozaney Hall on 26 Sep 1858 at Knox Co, Tennessee. Richard Bledsoe Stanley married Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley, daughter of Uriah J. Ashley and Mary "Polly" Ann Robinson, on 18 Mar 1874 at Mount Vernon, Rockcastle Co, Kentucky. Richard Bledsoe Stanley died b 1911 at Knoxville, Knox Co, Tennessee.
      Richard Bledsoe Stanley and Lozaney Hall's marriage was bonded for $1,250 by Joseph Draper. The marriage was solemnized by the Justice of the Peace on 26 Sep 1858, only a few weeks after the groom's 18th birthday. It was officiated by Mr. Wm T. Manson, where he wrote, "I solemnize the Rites of matrimony between the written married parties. Wm. T. Manson Sept. 26th 1858. J.P." "Lozaney Heale" was noted on the outside of their marriage bond; however her faint marriage record was transcribed as Lozaney Hall. In 1850 no Heale families lived in the neighborhood, and two Hall families lived a few houses from the Stanleys; based on this proximity Lozaney's name has been added as Hall. The family of Rufus Hall, a farmer age 53 with real estate valued at 1500, had a gap in the ages of his children where Lozaney would logically fit if she were living in that home at about eight years old. After Richard's and Lozaney's marriage there were no further records of Lozaney.

On 20 Feb 1865 Richard enlisted in the Union Forces. Most Kentucky farmers at the time were apparently pro-Union; Knoxville was occupied early by the Union and stayed that way for the duration of the war. Richard was assigned to Company H, Kentucky 17th Volunteer Cavalry Regiment on 14 Mar 1865. Men in that unit served a year and then were mustered out, but Richard was discharged only two weeks later on 28 Mar 1865 at Russellville, KY. Perhaps he was needed more as a civilian shoe and bootmaker than he was needed in the cavalry.

In 1870 Richard was doing well in his own business. By 1870 Knoxville had expanded with the advent of rail access. Richard was living in Mount Vernon, Rockcastle, KY with real estate valued at $1500 and personal property valued at $400. He employed Alfred B. Mahaffy age 29 of Ohio in his shoe shop. Of note, there is an Ashley family living three houses away, although it is the Evans Ashley home -- not the household of his future father-in-law Uriah Ashley.

In 1874 when he married Emily, Richard was working as a boot and shoe maker in Rockcastle Co, KY. Their last child Dovie Bell arrived in Sep 1881, two days after her mother’s 25th birthday. Something changed in the family dynamics shortly afterwards. Emily’s father and many of his children had moved to Texas in early 1880, and shortly after Dovie Bell's birth Emily also moved to Texas via train with her four children. In 1883 Emily remarried in McKinney, TX. Kentucky Co circuit courts granted divorces starting in 1849, but no record has been found of Richard and Emily ever receiving a divorce.

Richard remained in Tennessee. In 1891 he was on the Union Co voters list. Beginning in 1895 he was consistently in the Knoxville, Knox Co, TN city directories near 4th and Broadway North: 1895 at 904 Broad St North; 1897, 1898 and 1901 at the same address listed as a shoe maker; moved across the street and down hill in about 1902-1903 he moved to a new address; 1904 and 1908 listed as a shoe maker at 809 Broadway North; and in 1908 Blaine Stanley was also listed at this address. By late 1909 he was no longer in the directory.

Family tradition was Richard was from a poor, illiterate family, however census records disproved that. His parents, Richard and his siblings could all read and write, and by 1870 Richard and his father were doing quite well.

Children of Richard Bledsoe Stanley and Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.
  3. [S10] Unsourced Data.

William Uriah Stanley1,2

M, ID# 791, (10 May 1879 - 5 May 1942)
Father:Richard Bledsoe Stanley (2 Sep 1841 - b 1911)
Mother:Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley (8 Sep 1856 - 6 May 1944)
     William Uriah Stanley was born on 10 May 1879 at Mount Vernon, Rockcastle Co, Kentucky. He was the son of Richard Bledsoe Stanley and Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley. William Uriah Stanley married Jimmie Rutherford in 1899. William Uriah Stanley died on 5 May 1942 at McKinney, Collin Co, Texas, at age 62.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S492] Stanley Family Records.

Green Stanley1

M, ID# 792, (a 1877 - b 1882)
Father:Richard Bledsoe Stanley (2 Sep 1841 - b 1911)
Mother:Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley (8 Sep 1856 - 6 May 1944)
     Green Stanley was born a 1877. He was the son of Richard Bledsoe Stanley and Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley. Green Stanley died b 1882 at Kentucky.
      Green Stanley was reported by Claude Curtley Counts, grandson of Emily Ashley and Richard Stanley, to be Emily and Richard's son. No other family researchers have noted a son named Green born to Emily and Richard, however family data reported by Claude in an 1983 interview has overall subsequently proved to be very accurate. Because Emily left Richard after the 1881 birth of Dovie Belle Stanley and moved to Texas with four children, it is presumed Green was born to Emily and Richard, was named after Emily's brother and died before 1882.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Ocie Mae Adams1,2

F, ID# 793, (7 Sep 1893 - 20 Nov 1990)
Father:SGT Theodore Hugh Adams (1843 - 1 Jul 1924)
Mother:Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley (8 Sep 1856 - 6 May 1944)
     Ocie Mae Adams was born on 7 Sep 1893 at Texas. She was the daughter of SGT Theodore Hugh Adams and Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley. Ocie Mae Adams married Lee Wilson a 1913. Ocie Mae Adams died on 20 Nov 1990 at Grayson Co, Texas, at age 97.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S491] Ashley Family Records.

Ida Frances Stanley1,2

F, ID# 794, (30 Sep 1876 - 26 Oct 1950)
Father:Richard Bledsoe Stanley (2 Sep 1841 - b 1911)
Mother:Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley (8 Sep 1856 - 6 May 1944)
     Ida Frances Stanley was born on 30 Sep 1876 at Mount Vernon, Rockcastle Co, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Richard Bledsoe Stanley and Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley. Ida Frances Stanley married Dick Maloney on 4 Aug 1892 at McKinney, Collin Co, Texas. Ida Frances Stanley married Andrew Jackson Lewis on 25 Jan 1902 at McKinney, Collin Co, Texas. Ida Frances Stanley died on 26 Oct 1950 at Spearman, Hansford Co, Texas, at age 74.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S492] Stanley Family Records.

Dovie Belle Stanley1,2

F, ID# 795, (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
Father:Richard Bledsoe Stanley (2 Sep 1841 - b 1911)
Mother:Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley (8 Sep 1856 - 6 May 1944)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Dovie Belle Stanley was born on 10 Sep 1881 at Mount Vernon, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Richard Bledsoe Stanley and Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley. Dovie Belle Stanley married Jasper Odous Counts, son of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries, in 1901 at McKinney, Collin Co, Texas. Dovie Belle Stanley died on 12 Aug 1944 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at age 62. She was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Children of Dovie Belle Stanley and Jasper Odous Counts

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Jasper Odous Counts1,2,3

M, ID# 796, (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Jasper Odous Counts was born on 4 Feb 1878 at Wesley, Arkansas. He was the son of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. Jasper Odous Counts married Dovie Belle Stanley, daughter of Richard Bledsoe Stanley and Emily "Emma" Artimery Ashley, in 1901 at McKinney, Collin Co, Texas. Jasper Odous Counts died on 28 Oct 1946 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at age 68. He was buried at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      The birth date and name spelling for Jasper Odous Counts were established from his 1918 and 1942 draft registration cards. Jasper was 5'10" with a slender build, light complexion with blue eyes, and gray hair as early as age 40. He was a graduate of Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN. In 1910 Jasper and his family lived in Dryden, Harmon Co, OK where he was renting a home and teaching school. When he registered for the draft in 1918 he was living at 520 N 10th St, Frederick, OK. In 1920 Jasper lived with his family in a home he owned under mortgage at 800 North 11th St, Frederick, OK where he worked as an attorney. By 1930 the family had moved to 1001 NW 19th St, Oklahoma City, OK where he owned his home worth $8000 and worked as a lawyer in private practice. By 1942 when he registered for the draft Jasper was living in the Reynolds Building, Frederick, OK. He also lived in Hollis and McAlester, OK during his lifetime and served as a county attorney.

Jasper was described by business associates as: "...an honest, upright, high-minded Christian gentleman, a man of pure and lofty motives, of honor and of the strictest integrity....holds the confidence and esteem of the entire citizenship of this county....He has made an excellent and efficient Harmon County Attorney....He is a hard worker; patient, industrious, competent and able lawyer and a man who will never betray a trust or friend. Mr. Counts comes from a most excellent family whose standing in this section of the state is of the very highest. He is a man of noble character and high ideals, honest and sober, always standing for everything that is for the uplift and betterment of humanity...."

Children of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S558] Interview, Clara Jeffries (1860-1919), Dec 1914.
  3. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Claude Curtley Counts1,2

M, ID# 797, (1 Apr 1902 - 6 Jun 1984)
Father:Jasper Odous Counts (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Mother:Dovie Belle Stanley (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
     Claude Curtley Counts was born on 1 Apr 1902 at Kleberg Co, Texas. He was the son of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley. Claude Curtley Counts married Thelma Thomas on 2 Aug 1925. Claude Curtley Counts died on 6 Jun 1984 at San Diego, California, at age 82.

Child of Claude Curtley Counts and Thelma Thomas

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Clara Emma Counts1,2

F, ID# 798, (c 1907 - )
Father:Jasper Odous Counts (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Mother:Dovie Belle Stanley (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
     Clara Emma Counts was born c 1907 at Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley. Clara Emma Counts married Ralph Cook a 1927.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Clessie Relda Belle Counts1,2

F, ID# 799, (c 1909 - )
Father:Jasper Odous Counts (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Mother:Dovie Belle Stanley (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
     Clessie Relda Belle Counts was born c 1909 at Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley. Clessie Relda Belle Counts married Robert C. West on 12 Jun 1928.
      Clessie Counts' marriage is recorded in the Oklahoma County Marriage Records 1889-1951, Book 61, p. 245.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Jewell 'Judy' Anne Counts1,2

F, ID# 800, (c 1912 - )
Father:Jasper Odous Counts (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Mother:Dovie Belle Stanley (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
     Jewell 'Judy' Anne Counts was born c 1912 at Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley. Jewell 'Judy' Anne Counts married John Robert McClellan on 24 Nov 1945. Jewell 'Judy' Anne Counts was buried at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
      Jewell Anne Counts' marriage was recorded in the Oklahoma County Marriage Records 1889-1951, Book 144, p. 87.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts1,2,3

F, ID# 801, (29 Apr 1913 - 21 Oct 2000)
Father:Jasper Odous Counts (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Mother:Dovie Belle Stanley (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts was born on 29 Apr 1913 at Hollis, Harmon Co, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley. Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts married Frederick Lamar Schmidt, son of Friedrich 'Fred' Henry Schmidt and Nettie Louise Kizler, on 15 Jun 1935 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts married Samuel Ciaramitaro in 1974 at San Diego, California. Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts died on 21 Oct 2000 at San Diego, San Diego Co, California, at age 87.
      Juanita "Jan" Bessie Counts' name was also spelled Jaunita in some records. Juanita's interests in life centered around the study and execution of art. She completed Classen High School, Oklahoma City, OK and began work as a commercial artist. As a commercial artist, Juanita was one of the few women able to get a job during the 1930s Great Depression. She also studied ballet and later studied art part-time at the University of Tulsa. In her youth, Juanita was very interested in dancing and worked in the dance studio to help pay for dance lessons. She never received any support from her parents for either her art or dance interests.

Juanita began her art career in the Daily Oklahoman Newspaper advertising department. During her years in Bristow while raising her children, she continued her art studies in Tulsa, OK and taught private art lessons in her home. Juanita's pastel work entitled "The Bristow Peanut Company" was on consignment at the Phillbrook Art Museum in Tulsa. She later worked for the Bristow Newspaper selling advertisements to local merchants. Juanita enjoyed sewing and made most of her clothes. She was witty, had a great sense of humor and was always sensitive to the needs of others. In her spare time Juanita loved reading and listening to opera.

After her husband Lamar died in 1967, she and her son Bruce and daughter-in-law Pam moved to San Diego where she became the May Company Department Store advertising coordinator in Mission Valley. After approximately three years, Juanita retired and eventually married Sam Ciaramitaro. After two years, they divorced, and she lived alone until her death near Bruce and Jan in Scripps Ranch, a suburb of San Diego.

Children of Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts and Frederick Lamar Schmidt

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S477] Schmidt Family Records.
  3. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Lynn Stanley Counts1,2

M, ID# 802, (c 1915 - )
Father:Jasper Odous Counts (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Mother:Dovie Belle Stanley (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
     Lynn Stanley Counts was born c 1915 at Oklahoma. He was the son of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley. Lynn Stanley Counts married Irene (Unknown) a 1940.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

George Counts1,2,3

M, ID# 803, (10 Apr 1919 - 11 Mar 1995)
Father:Jasper Odous Counts (4 Feb 1878 - 28 Oct 1946)
Mother:Dovie Belle Stanley (10 Sep 1881 - 12 Aug 1944)
     George Counts was born on 10 Apr 1919 at Frederick, Oklahoma. He was the son of Jasper Odous Counts and Dovie Belle Stanley. George Counts married Terry O'leeta c 1964. George Counts died on 11 Mar 1995 at Edmond, Oklahoma, at age 75.
      George Counts became a tennis star in Oklahoma's high school and university systems. From the 1930s until 1981 when he had a stroke, George was the standard in Oklahoma tennis winning over 100 championships in singles and doubles play. He was often referred to as the second best player in the history of Oklahoma. George served as a staff sergeant in Patton's Third Army in Europe during World War II.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S240] George Counts Obituary.
  3. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Clarissa "Clara" Lawson1,2,3

F, ID# 804, (13 Dec 1812 - 12 Feb 1897)
Father:PVT Randolph Lawson I (1753 - Mar 1848)
Mother:Susanah Cross (15 Apr 1765 - 1844)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Clarissa "Clara" Lawson was born on 13 Dec 1812 at Campbell Co, Tennessee. She was the daughter of PVT Randolph Lawson I and Susanah Cross. Clarissa "Clara" Lawson married William B. Jeffries, son of William Jeffers and Mary (Unknown), c 1830 at Campbell Co, Kentucky. Clarissa "Clara" Lawson died on 12 Feb 1897 at Missouri or Arkansas at age 84. She was buried at Old Corsicana Cemetery ?, Barry Co, Missouri.
      Clarissa "Clara" Lawson was also known as Clery and Cleariey in official records. Her birth data, other than her birth year, are from unsourced information.

By 1870 Clarissa was living in the household of her daughter Susannah Jeffries Gillham along with Susannah's husband John Gillham, a farm laborer with personal property valued at 350; the Gillhams' three young children who had been given the names of Susannah's siblings -- Clary J., William and Victora; Susannah's sister Victora C. Jeffers age 16; Lewis Scott age 10; and Leann, William C. and Isaac C. Carter ages 18, 16 and 14 respectively.

Although no marriage record was found for Clara Lawson marrying William Jeffries many online family trees support this conclusion; Clarissa named one of her sons Lawson; and Clarissa's husband's presumed sister Nancy married Clarissa's brother Thomas Lawson. Thus, two Jeffries siblings apparently married two Lawson siblings.

By 1880 Clarissa was living with her son Joshua Jeffers [sic], a farmer, and his family in Lamar, Madison Co, AR. Of concern Joshua was noted as born in Illinois and his wife Catherin in Tennessee; perhaps the census taker reversed which spouse was born where because Joshua and all his siblings were born in Kentucky. Living seven homes away is his brother John with his family. In the eighth house is a Lucretise Wells, who may be John and Joshua's sister and her two young daughters. Other neighbors were young Jereme McElhaney with his family; Anna Lawson age 72, born in Tennessee; William R. Lawson, age 41 a merchant and farmer born in Arkansas with parents born in Tennessee, with wife Tabitha and his family; and Callaway Lawson age 30 a farmer born in Arkansas with parents born in Tennessee with his wife Elizabeth and family.

Clarissa reportedly died 12 Feb 1897 in Corcianna, Barry Co or Aurora Co, MO or in Missouri City, Fort Bend, TX according to unsourced data; likely one of these deaths is that of her namesake granddaughter.

According to family tradition Clarissa was a Ms. Barnett who moved to near Joplin in southwest Missouri; however no records support the oral history Clara was or married a Barnett, so it is unclear how the Barnett name fits into this family and it may apply instead to one of the two other Clarissa Jeffries alive at the time. Her niece Clara Jeffries was born in 1859 in Arkansas and did marry. Another Clara Jeffries, maiden name unknown, a widow age 72 and born in TN in 1808, was living in Bedford Co, TN by 1880; she reported her parents were born in North Carolina. This Clara was living in her daughter and son-in-law's home: J. A. Byas age 43, wife L. A. Byas age 36 [born in 1844 -- the same year as our ancestor's daughter Lucetta was born] and their children John M. age 20, Emma age 12, Charles age 10, Fannie age 9, Sallie age 7 and J. A age one.

Children of Clarissa "Clara" Lawson and William B. Jeffries

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S493] Jeffries Family Records.
  3. [S508] Leslie McConachie Research.

William B. Jeffries1,2

M, ID# 805, (13 Dec 1812 - Oct 1870)
Father:William Jeffers (a 1785 - c Nov 1859)
Mother:Mary (Unknown) (a 1784 - )
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     William B. Jeffries was born on 13 Dec 1812 at Tennessee. He was the son of William Jeffers and Mary (Unknown). William B. Jeffries married Clarissa "Clara" Lawson, daughter of PVT Randolph Lawson I and Susanah Cross, c 1830 at Campbell Co, Kentucky. William B. Jeffries died in Oct 1870 at Madison Co, Arkansas, at age 57.
      William B. Jeffries and his children were also noted as Jeffreys and Jeffers in official records. William Jeffries was a very common name throughout America; in addition to our ancestor William there were at least six other William Jeffries (various spellings) born at the time of our ancestor -- between 1808 and 1816 -- in Kentucky, most of whom moved to Indiana and Illinois. In addition a William B. Jeffress was born in 1825 in Virginia.

The 1838 10th District Counties of Tennessee Tax List included William Jeffers senior with 53 acres valued at 150, 100 acres school lands valued at 150, and taxed on one poll [tax on able-bodied man]; his son William [B.] Jeffers with no land and taxed on one poll. By 1839 William B. Jeffers must have already moved to Clinton Co, KY because he was no longer listed in the 10th District in Tennessee.

In 1840 William Jeffries (Jeffreys) and his wife Clarissa ages 20 – 29, were living in Clinton Co, KY six homes away from her father Randolph Lawson. William and Clarissa's family consisted of two sons less than age 5 (Joshua and Thomas), a son age 5 – 9 (John), a daughter under 5 (Sarah), and a daughter age 5 -9 (Nancy).

In 1850 William was still living with his family in Clinton Co, KY and was working as a miller. Apparently the original record faintly showed Kentucky as the birthplace for both William and his wife but all following censuses clearly stated Tennessee. Neither William or his wife could read or write, which may partially explain the various spellings of their family's given names and the error with his age during the censuses.

By 1860 the family was living in Richland, Madison Co, AR where William was farming land he owned valued at 500 and had personal property valued at 280. A major issue with data collected for this census was William's age was clearly written as 27, however the William enumerated must be age 47 because a son William Jeffries age 17 was also living in the family; a family would not give two living sons by the same mother the same name.

Living two homes away in 1860 was William and Clarissa's son John Jeffries age 26 a farmer with wife Margaret age 27 and children Polly A. age 7, William A. age 5, Isaac F. age 3, and Clara J. 4 months. John's wife and first two children were born in Kentucky and the latter children were born in Arkansas; so John moved to Arkansas after Polly was born 7 Dec 1853 and 1855 when the next child was born. John had personal property valued at 150 but had no land, so he was likely farming with his father Willliam. John's family is important because, like his father, John also had a daughter Clara, the name of our ancestor. However, John's Clara born in 1860 would have been too young to marry and have a child in 1872, so she cannot be our ancestor Clara Jeffries. Madison Co was where the Counts family was also living and where William and Clarissa's daughter Clara later married into the Counts family.

Also living near William and John's households in 1860 was Thomas H. Jeffries age 22 with his wife Mary J. age 21 and daughter Caldance P. age one. Thomas was a farmer with personal property valued at 150. He was born in Kentucky, his wife in Tennessee and his daughter in Arkansas.

William died from consumption, which was tuberculosis, in Madison Co in Oct 1870. He must have been ill for some time because he had no occupation and he was not enumerated with the rest of his family in the Jul 1870 census.

The 1850 census states he was born in KY and 1860 census states TN. Whether William was born or married in Kentucky is questionable because his son Thomas' obituary states: " William Jeffries was of English descent and was born in Tennessee in 1812. William resided in his native state until after his marriage, when he removed to Clinton Co., KY, where he resided until 1856. He then removed to Benton County, AR, thence in 1863 to Lawrence County, MO, coming to Barry County three years later. [This researcher only found census records showing William moved from Clinton Co, KY to Madison Co, AR where he later died; the other locations of Benton Co, AR and Lawrence Co, MO are likely where his son Thomas who died in MO lived, and thus the obituary was not clear.] Here he spent the remainder of his life, dying in 1869. His wife was born in Tennessee in 1813 and is still living. She is the mother of twelve children, viz.: Nancy (deceased), John (a farmer in Arkansas), Joshua (of Washington County, AR), Sarah (wife off Hiram Cooper, of Barry County, MO), Susan (wife of John Gilham, of Barry County, MO), William (deceased), Lucetta (wife of Thomas Wells, of Barry County), James (of Barry County), Clara (wife of George Counts, of Madison County, AR), Victoria (wife of Alex. Fritz), Lawson (deceased) and Thomas H." [Note Mary Ann Jeffries (1832-1916) was not part of this family; see note below.] (Source: Dr Thomas H. Jeffries Obituary from Goodspeed's History of Southwest MO, published 1888)

Specific birth and death data for William's children are based on online unsourced family trees. William's daughters Mary Ann and Susannah may be the same person or Mary Ann may belong to a different Jeffries family. William is said to have died in Missouri in 1867 and in Arkansas in 1870; part of this confusion doubtlessly derives from the multiple William Jeffries.

Family tradition was William was related to Judge Jim Jeffries, a prize fighter and famous English hanging judge. The history of that family is that John Jeffreys, chief justice of the Anglesey court in north Wales, was the first of his family in the late 1500s to adopt the Jeffreys name. His son John, also a judge, lived at Acton Hall, the largest house in Wrexham at that time. It was there that his grandson Judge George Jeffreys, later to be known as the "Hanging Judge," was born. The Judge was married twice and had thirteen children, but no surviving grandchildren. The Jeffreys line continued through his younger brother James.

Note some descendants of Thomas Lawson and Nancy Jeffries believe Nancy's brother William, our ancestor, was married to Priscilla Amoss, so another William Jeffries has been confused with our ancestor who was living next to the Lawson family and married a Clarissa Lawson.


Children of William B. Jeffries and Clarissa "Clara" Lawson

Citations

  1. [S493] Jeffries Family Records.
  2. [S508] Leslie McConachie Research.

Clara Jeffries1,2,3

F, ID# 806, (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
Father:William B. Jeffries (13 Dec 1812 - Oct 1870)
Mother:Clarissa "Clara" Lawson (13 Dec 1812 - 12 Feb 1897)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Clara Jeffries was born in Jul 1851 at Clinton Co, Kentucky. She was the daughter of William B. Jeffries and Clarissa "Clara" Lawson. Clara Jeffries married George Washington Counts, son of Martin Counts and Elizabeth "Betty" Lawson, in 1871. Clara Jeffries died on 2 Jan 1919 at Mangun, Oklahoma, at age 67. She was buried at Mangun, Oklahoma.
      Clara Jeffries worked as a school teacher. She was reported in the Counts interview as born in Neosho, MO but she reported on censuses she was born in Kentucky. She was the mother of twelve children.

In 1860 there was a T. H. Jeffries age 22 living with his wife Mary Jane age 21 and daughter Caldance P. age 1 in Richand, Madison Co, AR near several Counts families. Similarly in the 1870 census there was a J. S. Jeffers age 35 born about 1835 in Illinois who was farming near the Counts families; in his household was Catherine age 40 born in South Carolina and Clamenzy age 2 born in Arkansas.

Children of Clara Jeffries and George Washington Counts

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.
  3. [S493] Jeffries Family Records.

George Washington Counts1,2,3

M, ID# 807, (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Father:Martin Counts (8 Feb 1828 - 20 Sep 1908)
Mother:Elizabeth "Betty" Lawson (17 Mar 1830 - 27 Mar 1896)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     George Washington Counts was born in Apr 1852 at Wesley, Madison Co, Arkansas. He was the son of Martin Counts and Elizabeth "Betty" Lawson. George Washington Counts married Clara Jeffries, daughter of William B. Jeffries and Clarissa "Clara" Lawson, in 1871. George Washington Counts died on 17 Apr 1916 at Mangum, Oklahoma. He was buried at Mangum, Oklahoma.
      By 1880 George Washington Counts was living in Lamar, Madison Co, AR and working as a farmer. George lived in Colin, TX in 1900 with his family and renting a farm; also living in the household was a boarder named James Ballard age 25. At one point George also lived in Oklahoma and worked as a teacher as did several of his children. In 1910 George was living in Hobart, Kiowa Co, OK with his family where he was working as a salesman. His wife Clara had had twelve children of whom eight were alive in 1910.

Data from the 1945 draft registration was used to establish specific information about his sons. Furthermore, there is a William Josephus Counts born 17 Aug 1883 in Wesley, AR then living in Hollis, Harmon Co, OK who could have also been Martin's son, but this is speculation based on there being a gap in the births of his children in 1883; Wesley being where his children were born; and Hollis being where the family also lived.

George reportedly died 17 Apr 1916 in Oklahoma City, OK or Mangum, OK.

Children of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries

Citations

  1. [S558] Interview, Clara Jeffries (1860-1919), Dec 1914.
  2. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  3. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Lawson Cephas Counts1,2

M, ID# 808, (6 Oct 1871 - 10 Jun 1946)
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
     Lawson Cephas Counts was born on 6 Oct 1871 at Wesley, Madison Co, Arkansas. He was the son of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. Lawson Cephas Counts married Rosetta May Millican in 1899 at McKinney, Collin Co, Texas. Lawson Cephas Counts died on 10 Jun 1946 at Wesley, Madison Co, Arkansas, at age 74.
      Lawson C. Counts was a schoolteacher who lived in Olney, TX. The sex of Lawson is uncertain.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

William Jonah "Joe" Counts1,2

M, ID# 809, (Aug 1881 - )
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
     William Jonah "Joe" Counts was born in Aug 1881 at Arkansas. He was the son of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. William Jonah "Joe" Counts married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ann Cantu c 1907.
      William J. Counts was a schoolteacher who lived in Hollis, OK.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Martin Oscar Counts1,2

M, ID# 810, (1 May 1893 - 1 Mar 1953)
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
     Martin Oscar Counts was born on 1 May 1893 at Wesley, Madison Co, Arkansas. He was the son of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. Martin Oscar Counts died on 1 Mar 1953 at age 59.
      Martin Oscar Counts was working as a school teacher in 1910 at age 16 and living with his parents in Hobart, Oklahoma. He later lived at 112 South 13th St, Hartshorne, OK.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.