Tom Pearson

M, (say 1902 - )
FatherWalter Pearson (19 Apr 1864 - 25 Sep 1938)
MotherMollie (?) (31 Jul 1871 - 23 Oct 1926)
Birth*say 1902 Tom was born at Alabama say 1902. 
Last Edited10 October 1999

Loomis Gay Pearson

M, (5 February 1892 - 26 April 1957)
FatherWalter Pearson (19 Apr 1864 - 25 Sep 1938)
MotherMollie (?) (31 Jul 1871 - 23 Oct 1926)
Name Variation He was also known as Doc. 
Birth*5 February 1892 Loomis was born at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 5 February 1892. 
Marriage*1914 He married Eula Izora Pearson in 1914. 
Death*26 April 1957 He died at Bonifay, Holmes Co., Florida, on 26 April 1957 at age 65. 
Biography* L.G. "Doc" Pearson = Loomis Gay Pearson (b. Feb 5, 1892 in Wadley, Randolph County, AL. d. April 26, 1957, Bonifay, Holmes County, FL. m. 1914 to Eula Izora Pearson (daughter of John G. Pearson and Dorcus Bailey). Two daughters: LaMittice Pearson Rolland; Nell Gay Hildreth (b. March 26, 1916 in Elrod, Tuscaloosa County, AL. d. Dec 15, 2001, Pensacola, Escambia County, FL. m. Col Harris Hildreth Dec 22, 1944 in El Paso TX. Two children: Margaret Gay Hildreth - living- ; John Augustus Hildreth - living -; Two grandchildren: Jason Col Hildreth - living - ; Laura Nell Hildreth - living - ; Two Great-grandchildren: Collin John Hildreth - living - ; Cameron Arthur Hildreth - living -.)1 

Family

Eula Izora Pearson (say 1893 - )
Last Edited1 October 2003

Citations

  1. Terri Hildreth, e-mail address, 26 Nov 2001.

Florence Pearson

F, (say 1898 - )
FatherWalter Pearson (19 Apr 1864 - 25 Sep 1938)
MotherMollie (?) (31 Jul 1871 - 23 Oct 1926)
Birth*say 1898 Florence was born at Alabama say 1898. 
Marriage* She married (?) Nix at Alabama
Married Name Her married name was Nix. 
Residence*1981 Florence resided at Roanoke, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1981. 

Family

(?) Nix (say 1896 - )
Last Edited10 October 1999

Mary Lou Pearson

F, (say 1900 - )
FatherWalter Pearson (19 Apr 1864 - 25 Sep 1938)
MotherMollie (?) (31 Jul 1871 - 23 Oct 1926)
Birth*say 1900 Mary was born at Alabama say 1900. 
Marriage*25 December 1926 She married Clifford R. Lynch at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 December 1926. 
Married Name25 December 1926  As of 25 December 1926, her married name was Lynch. 

Family

Clifford R. Lynch (say 1892 - )
Last Edited10 October 1999

Myrtle Pearson

F, (circa 1910 - 20 October 2001)
FatherWalter Pearson (19 Apr 1864 - 25 Sep 1938)
MotherMollie (?) (31 Jul 1871 - 23 Oct 1926)
Birth*circa 1910 Myrtle was born at Alabama circa 1910. 
Marriage* She married Worth Simpson at Alabama
Married Name Her married name was Simpson. 
Residence*1981 Myrtle resided at Sylvania, DeKalb Co., Alabama, in 1981.1 
Death*20 October 2001 She died at Rainsville, DeKalb Co., Alabama, on 20 October 2001. 
Biography* Name: Terri Hildreth
Email: tleeh1@aol.com
Note:
Myrtle Pearson Simpson died Oct 20, 2001 in Rainsville, AL. She was 91 years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband, Worth Simpson, and one son, Terry Simpson, Sr. Survivors include: daughter Joyce McFall of Fyffe,AL; daughter-in-law Syble Simpson, Rainsvill, AL; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild. Burial was in Mt. View Memory Gardens. Taken from obiturary published October 21, 2001 in the Huntsville Times, Huntsville, AL. 

Family

Worth Simpson (say 1908 - )
Last Edited22 February 2002

Citations

  1. The Roanoke Leader 22 Jul 1981 p 10.

(?) Nix

M, (say 1896 - )
Birth*say 1896 (?) was born say 1896. 
Marriage* He married Florence Pearson at Alabama
Death* He died at Alabama

Family

Florence Pearson (say 1898 - )
Last Edited4 September 2000

Clifford R. Lynch

M, (say 1892 - )
Birth*say 1892 Clifford was born say 1892. 
Marriage*25 December 1926 He married Mary Lou Pearson at Wadley, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 25 December 1926. 

Family

Mary Lou Pearson (say 1900 - )
Last Edited16 September 2000

Worth Simpson

M, (say 1908 - )
Birth*say 1908 Worth was born say 1908. 
Marriage* He married Myrtle Pearson at Alabama

Family

Myrtle Pearson (circa 1910 - 20 October 2001)
Last Edited28 November 2001

(?) Camp

M, (say 1913 - )
Birth*say 1913 (?) was born say 1913. 
Last Edited4 October 2000

John Culpepper

M, (say 1748 - after 1772)
FatherBenjamin Culpepper son of Joseph (s 1724 - b 1771)
MotherLydia (?) (s 1725 - a 1775)
DNA* John has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Name-Psbly He was possibly named John William Culpepper. 
Birth*say 1748 John was born say 1748. 
Marriage*before 1772 He married Sarah Oglethorpe before 1772. 
Death*after 1772 He died after 1772. 
Biography* Joseph R. Culpepper wrote to his cousin, Rev. George B. Culpepper, circa 1910-1915: I wrote to Father [Lewis Peek Culpepper] asking him to give me all the information he could relative to his father, grandfather, etc. He knows nothing farther back than his grandfather who was John.... He says there were three brothers, John, Ben and Joseph. John was my great grandfather as was Joseph, also, on my mother's side.... John William was my father's father and your father's grandfather.... What I have stated is absolutely correct as far back as my two great grandfathers."
      Since it seems possible that the designation of the younger John Culpepper as "John William Culpepper" might have come from a family history whose facts have not been substantiated. John Culpepper, the subject of this book will be designated as John Culpepper [1772-1855]. Although there are records of Joseph and Ben Culpepper in South Carolina, no record has ever been found of a brother namd John Culpepper. Lee R. Gandee, a Lexington, SC genealogist, in a 23 May 1974 letter to Billy W. Dunn, a Culpepper descendant, wrote that the Lexington Culpepers were "an early and now extinct family here. Little is known, as our records were almost all lost in the Civil War, both here and in the parent District, Orangeburg, when Yankees burned the courthouses.... No church records remain, either...."
      Joseph Culpepper, a presumed brother of the elder John Culpepper, was living on Thom's Creek in what is now Richland County, SC at least as early as 1767. Sometime prior to 1785 Joseph moved across the Congaree River to the eastern part of Orangeburg District, SC, where he owned land on Sandy Run Creek and south of the creek on Bull Swamp, which flows into the Edisto River. The area became Lexington District, SC in 1804 and is near the present town of Sandy Run in Calhoun County. Revolutionary War records place Benjamin Culpepper, the other presumed brother of the elder John Culpepper, in South Carolina at least by 1778.
      In the 1850 census of Randolph Co., AL (p. 386, family 189) John Culpepper [1772-1855], the presumed son of the elder John Culpepper, listed his own place of birth as South Carolina. This would place the elder John Culpepper and his wife in South Carolina by 1772. In the 1880 census, which was the first to ask about the place of birth of the parents of the person listed, two of the oldest living children of John Culpepper [1772-1855], John Jefferson Culpepper and Sarah O. Culpepper Elliott, also listed John's place of birth as South Carolina but a middle son, Francis G. Culpepper, listed his father's place of birth as North Carolina as if he might have remembered hearing of a family connection to North Carolina. Joseph R. Culpepper in his letter to the Rev. George B. Culpepper noted that John Culpepper [1772-1855] came to South Carolina from Virginia. Again, this was probably a reference to information from a Culpepper family history which was in circulation at the time that he wrote the letter, indicating that the family came from Culpeper Co., VA. But no records of Culpeppers have been found in Culpeper Co., VA except for Lord Culpeper whose heir was a daughter who married Lord Fairfax.
      Since no records of the elder John Culpepper have been found in South Carolina, there can only be speculation about him based on circumstantial evidence. Both Joseph and Benjamin, the elder John's presumed brothers, were on the 1790 census in Orangeburg District, SC. John Culpepper [1772-1855], the elder John Culpepper's presumed son, and Joseph, the elder John Culpepper's presumed brother, are listed with their families living near each other (p. 560 & p. 561) in the 1800 census of Lexington, SC. This suggests that Joseph was indeed related to Ben and John [1772-1855]. Since the elder John Culpepper does not show up in the 1790 census of South Carolina, there is a possibility is that he died between 1772, the year John Culpepper [1772-1855] was born, and the 1790 census. Since no mention has been found of brothers and sisters for John Culpepper [1772-1855], it is possible that his parents, or at least his father, died young and since John Culpepper [1772-1855] emerges in the 1800 census as a neighbor of Joseph, it is possible that John [1772-1855] was raised by his presumed uncle, Joseph Culpepper. In the 1790 census, Joseph had three males over age 16 in his household. Joseph is only known to have had one son, Joseph Richard Culpepper, who is believed to have been born circa 1794. A letter in Joseph's Revolutionary War Pension file (#R 2565) states that Joseph's son, Joseph R. Culpepper, was "the only legatee" of Joseph Culpepper. This leaves the possibility that John Culpepper [1772-1855] was one of the three males listed in the Joseph Culpepper household in 1790 as over 16. John Culpepper [1772-1855] would have been 18. Also in 1807, Joseph Culpepper secured a bond for John Culpepper [1772-1855] when John was named administrator of the estate of Daniel Peek. This suggests close family ties between the two. 

Family

Sarah Oglethorpe (circa 1750 - )
Child
Last Edited29 July 2011

Benjamin Culpepper son of Joseph

M, (say 1724 - before 1771)
FatherJoseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC (s 1696 - 1745)
MotherMartha (?) (s 1700 - 24 Jan 1764)
DNA* Benjamin has been proven by DNA and genealogical research to be a descendant of Joseph Culpepper of Edgecombe Co., NC, who is a son of Robert Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, the son of Henry Culpepper of Lower Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*say 1724 Benjamin was born say 1724. 
Marriage*say 1745 He married Lydia (?) say 1745. 
Deed*14 March 1752 He granted a deed to Benjamin Culpepper the Ferryman on 14 March 1752 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina,

Edgecombe County NC Deed Book 4, p. 265 – North Carolina – To all to whom these presents shall come – I BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Junr. of Edgecombe County in the said province planter, send greeting. Know you that I the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Junr. for and in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds current money of Virginia to me in hand paid by BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Senr. Ferryman of the said County the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and myself fully satisfied contented and paid. Have given granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed and do by these presents fully freely and also lately give grant bargain sell convey and confirm unto the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Senr. A plantation and tract of land containing by estimation one hundred and sixty acres be the same more or less situate in the county of Edgecombe on the south side of Fishing Creek beginning at a Beech thence to a White Oak thence to a White Oak thence to a Red Oak, thence to a Pine, thence along the patent line west 160 poles to a Pine, thence north 110 poles to a Red Oak on the said Creek, thence down the water course thereof to the first station, being part of a patent granted to John Edwards for 320 acres dated the 4th day of August 1720. Together with all woods under woods waters profit commodities and appurtenances to the said land belonging or in any wise appertaining with the reversions and remainders thereof and every part and parcel thereof; to have and to hold the said one hundred and sixty acres of land and premises hereby granted unto the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Senr. To the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Senr. his heirs and assigns forever, and I the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Junr. for myself my heirs Executors and Administrators do covenant and agree to and with the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Senr. his heirs and assigns that he the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Senr. his heirs and assigns shall and may at all times forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy the said one hundred and sixty acres of land with all the appurtenances thereto belonging freely and clearly acquitted and discharged from all former and other gifts grants bargains sales leases mortgages and all other encumbrances whatsoever and the same will warrant and forever defend unto the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Senr. his heirs and assigns against the clams and demands of all persons whomsoever. In witness whereof I the said BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Junr. have hereunto put my hand and seal the fourteenth day of March One Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty two; BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Junr. (“B” his mark) (seal) In presence of William West, Nathan Powell (“N” his mark) – Edgecombe County May Court 1752 – the within deed of sale was in open Court duly proved by the oath of William West, an evidence thereto and on motion was ordered to be registered. Benjamin Wynns, Clerk Court. 
Death*before 1771 He died before 1771. 
Biography* Benjamin Culpepper's life history has not yet been accurately or fully pieced together. Based on DNA evidence, this Benjamin was the son of Joseph Culpepper. This conclusion is also supported by naming conventions used this Benjamin and his family. See also the discussion of the Fishing Creek deeds in the Theories Section of this web site, for further details.
     It would appear that Benjamin was born either in Norfolk County, VA, or in early Bertie Precinct, NC, in the early 1720's. He moved with his family to Edgecombe County, NC, in the late 1730's. He married his wife, Lydia, there, in the early 1740's.
     When his father Joseph died intestate in 1745, he inherited one, and possibly two tracts of land as Joseph's eldest son, by right of primogeniture. He may have lived on one tract, on Swift / Sandy Creek. And his mother Martha lived on the other Fishing Creek tract until she remarried around 1751, to Benjamin Dumas, and moved with Dumas to Anson County, NC.
     After his mother's re-marriage, Benjamin then sold the Fishing Creek tract to his first cousin, Benjamin Culpepper (ferryman), in 1752. And by 1754, he had decided to move on, and so sold the tract on which he then lived on Sandy Creek to Thomas Davis.
     Here the record on Benjamin becomes murky for about 13 years, until 1767, when his eldest son Joseph Culpepper first appears in records in South Carolina. So it seems likely that Benjamin moved to South Carolina around 1754, probably with one or more of his wife's relatives. Where he settled has not been discovered. And he must have died there prior to 1771, when his widow Lydia received a grant as "the widow Culpepper."
     That this Benjamin was the son of Joseph is based in part on the interpretation of two deeds involving Joseph's Fishing Creek property. In 1741, Joseph sold one-half of his Fishing Creek property to Benjamin Culpepper. This was probably Benjamin his brother. Joseph also had a son named Benjamin, but analysis shows that he did not sell the land to his own son. By 1746 both brothers were deceased, and their two sons, both named Benjamin, were each in possession of one half of Joseph's original 320 farm on Fishing Creek.
     Although it is impossible to tell, due to the poor wording of the 1741 deed, the current analysis presumes that Joseph's son Ben inherited the WEST half of the property by right of primogeniture, and Benjamin's son Ben owned the EAST half by right of primogeniture. In 1752, Benjamin (son of Joseph) sold the WEST half to his older cousin, Benjamin, ferryman, son of Benjamin. See the footnote for a detailed look at these land transactions.
     Since after 1746, there were only two Benjamin Culpeppers in early Edgecombe, it would be useful if we could distinguish them, by the way they signed deeds. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The surviving deed books in early Edgecombe are later copies of the original deeds, so the original marks from the original deeds have not survived. In all cases in which a Benjamin sold land or witnessed a deed, the "B" mark was apparently used, and except for Benjamin's will in 1767, the original mark itself has not survived.
     By 1752, and perhaps as early as 1743 Benjamin Culpepper (son of Joseph) was living on a 300 acre farm on Sandy Creek, in Granville Co., NC. This was about nine or ten miles northeast of his first cousin Benjamin's land on Peach Tree Creek, considerably closer to his cousin Benjamin, and to Peach Tree Creek, than was his old Fishing Creek land. This writer speculates that this may have been the same 300 acres on Swift Creek, which Benjamin's father Joseph may been granted as early as 1743. Land Grants, Vol. 1, page 59, NC Archives, Raleigh, 27 February 1743, Joseph Culpepper enters 300 acres in Edgecombe County, on the north side of Swift Creek....and RUNS ACROSS THE CREEK; includes his improvements; made out; paid: rights returned. The entry has survived, but not the actual grant.
     In 1754, Benjamin Culpepper, sold the 300 acres on Sandy Creek in Granville Co., NC "where I now live" to Thomas Davis. (Granville Co. Deed Bk. B, p. 391-2) Witnesses were Lewis Davis, Moses Harris, and Samuel Chaivis. Benjamin signed this deed with a 'C.' This land was described as "beginning on the north side of the said [Sandy]Creek at a Road Oak running thence along a line to a corner tree a Road Oak thence along a line CROSSING THE CREEK to a White Oak a corner tree of the south side of said creek thence along a line to a corner tree a White Oak thence along a line CROSSING THE CREEK to the first station it being the plantation whereon I now live."
     That Benjamin's 300 acres on Sandy Creek was the same land as Joseph's 1743 land entry on Swift Creek is speculation. But note that Sandy Creek becomes Swift Creek at Hilliardston community in present day Nash County (according to "The North Carolina Gazeteer" by Wm. S. Powell). And this could have been about the point where this land was situated. And this was also near the boundary between what was then Edgecombe and Granville Counties. So the land entry might have mentioned Edgecombe, and the later sale, Granville, as the location. Also, note that both the land entry, and the later sale, mention that the land was on both sides of the creek. So this unusual feature of the property is found in both documents. Further, assuming the land entry became a grant to Joseph, there is no further mention of the sale of the land by his estate. Likewise, there is no other mention of Benjamin buying his Sandy Creek land. So by assuming that these two records refer to the same property, one has a complete history of its purchase and later sale. And if this is correct, then it strengthens the idea that this Benjamin was the son of Joseph, as he would have inherited this land from Joseph by right of primogeniture, just as he apparently inherited the west half of the Fishing Creek property.
     An anomaly, which remains to be explained, is that this Benjamin apparently signed his sale of land in Edgecombe with a 'B' and yet signed this sale of land in Granville with a 'C'. Was the 'B' in the Edgecombe sale an error by the copyist? Since the surviving deeds in Edgecombe are copies, not originals, it would be hard to speculate.
     There is no further record of this Benjamin. He seems to have moved in the direction of, if not to, Richland or Camden District, SC, where records have been lost. No surviving records on Benjamin in South Carolina have been found.
     Research on his wife and her family might eventually provide additional clues. Since Benjamin did not follow the migration path of his siblings, chances are, he was migrating with his wife's family, and not with his own. Perhaps she was related to the John Griffin, who was an adjacent land owner to Joseph Culpepper in early Northampton County, and who may have been the same John Griffin who lived next to Benjamin's widow Lydia in early South Carolina.1 

Family

Lydia (?) (say 1725 - after 1775)
Children
Last Edited17 May 2010

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.

Sarah Oglethorpe

F, (circa 1750 - )
FatherJohn Newman Oglethorpe (b 1716 - a 1795)
MotherEleanor Middleton (c 1720 - b 1768)
Birth*circa 1750 Sarah was born circa 1750. 
Marriage*before 1772 She married John Culpepper before 1772. 
Married Namebefore 1772  As of before 1772, her married name was Culpepper. 
Biography* In a biographical sketch of Francis Gillespie Culpepper which appeared in the Lavaca Co., TX Shiner Gazette on 2 Feb 1898, it was stated that the grandmother of Francis G. Culpepper and therefore the mother of John Culpepper [1772-1855] and the wife of the elder John Culpepper "was a sister to General Oglethorpe." Lewis Peek Culpepper, another grandson, read this article and in a 19 Mar 1898 letter to B. F. Burke, wrote that with the exception of the year of birth of his brother, "it was a tolerable correct historical account." Nothing has been found to support the Oglethorpe connection except that John Culpepper [1772-1855] had a daughter, Sarah O., and two grandsons with a middle name of Oglethorpe. William L. Carlisle wrote 29 Aug 1978: In all our research we have been unable to find any clue which might lead us to the conclusion that any member of his family, except himself [General James Edward Oglethorpe], ever came to America. Within six months of his death, two nephews in France, most likely a son of Eleanor [a sister] and a son of Fanny [a sister], indicated their intention to file a claim for any property he may still have had in Georgia. It occurs to us, as it must surely to you, that if any relatives were known to be living in the Colony, particularly a sister, the nephews would not have presumed to assume the role of "heirs." There is no record of the French kin coming to America at the time....
      In the 29 Aug 1978 letter, William L. Carlisle included the following from James Edward Oglethorpe - Imperial Idealist by Amos Aschbach Ettinger which was published at Oxford by the Clarendon Press in 1936: Theophilus Oglethorpe of West Riding, Yorkshire, and Eleanor (Ellen) Wall were married in 1680. To this union nine children were born as follows: Lewis b Feb. 1681 d 8 Sept. 8, 1704 The Hague Theophilus, Jr. b 1682 d 1737 In France Anne Henrietta b 1683 d Sept. 5, 1756 at her home, Strand-on-the-Green, England. She was created Countess of Oglethorpe in 1722 and afterward made her home with her brother James for a period. We find no record of her ever having married. Eleanor b 1684 We do not know the date of her death. In 1707 she was married to Eugene-Marie de Bethisy, Marquis de Mezieres. She probably died in France. James b June 1, 1689 bur June 15, 1690 Louisa Mary (Molly) and Sutton (twins) b Sept. 1693. Sutton lived seven weeks. In 1733 Molly married Marquis de Bensonpiere. The Marquis died within a year and the Marquise closed her career in a minor post in the court of Spain. We did not find the date of her death. Frances Charlotte (Fanny) b Feb. 1696. In December 1719 she married Jean Francois de Bellegarde, Marquis de Marches of Peidmont. She must have also died in France on an unknown date. James Edward b Dec. 22, 1696 d 1785 in England. The founder of the Colony of Georgia. He came to America first in January 1734 and stayed until late in the year 1743. He made two prolonged trips back to England in the interim in connection with the administration and military affairs of the Colony but when he sailed from Charles Town for London in 1743, he never saw his beloved Georgia again. On Sept. 15, 1744, in King Henry VII Chapel in Westminster Abbey, he was married to Elizabeth Wright the only daughter of Sir Nathan Wright, Baronet. There were no children.
      The problem with the idea that the elder John Culpepper married one of the descendents of General Oglethorpe is that the sisters are a generation too early for such a marriage and the husbands of General Oglethorpe's sisters are known. An Oglethorpe researcher, Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., wrote (16 Jun 1985) that neither General Oglethorpe "nor his brothers, left any children at all, male or female. There are many descendants of his sisters, though, but all remained in Europe (at least during the 1700s) and married noble Catholic families."
      Perhaps the wife of the elder John Culpepper was an Oglethorpe or a descendant of an Oglethorpe, but not a sister of the General. The Oglethorpe name is rare in the United States, it was not represented at all in the 1790 census of the United States. However, there were Oglethorpes living in Camden District, SC in the 1760's and 1770's. Hannah, Thomas, and John Newman Oglethorpe all witnessed a deed for land on the south side of the Wateree River in 1765 (SC Deeds Book E-3, p. 192). John Newman Oglethorpe is mentioned in Robert W. Ramsey's Carolina Cradle as being a resident of Camden, SC, during 1765-1768.
      For search purposes, the name Sarah Oglethorpe has been tentatively suggested as the name of the wife of the elder John Culpepper since John and Nancy (Gillespie) Culpepper named other children for presumed relatives, e.g., Francis Gillespie Culpepper and Daniel Peek Culpepper, and so possibly their daughter, Sarah O. Culpepper, was named for her grandmother. 

Family

John Culpepper (say 1748 - after 1772)
Child
ChartsOglethorpe Ancestry
Last Edited7 March 2007

John Shinkman Dorman

M, (19 August 1915 - 10 May 1995)
Birth*19 August 1915 John was born at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, on 19 August 1915. 
Death*10 May 1995 He died at Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, on 10 May 1995 at age 79. 
Last Edited9 July 1999