Francis G. Elliott

M, (circa 1839 - circa 1864)
FatherWilliam Elliott (c 1789 - c 1839)
MotherSarah O. Culpepper (5 Feb 1802 - 2 Dec 1901)
Birth*circa 1839 Francis was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1839. 
Employment* Francis's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1840 He was in the in 1840 census at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama
Census1850 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Meriwether Co., Georgia, in 1850. 
Marriage*circa 1859 He married Frances M. (?) at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1859. 
Census1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1860. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1864 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1864

     
Joseph Richard Culpepper's records list Francis G. Elliott as "Frank" and note that he died during the Civil War. No F. G. or Francis or Frank G. Elliott has been identified in Confederate Civil War records, however there was a "Frank Elliot Pvt Co C. 18 Regt Ala Infy" listed on a Roll (27) of Prisoners of War who was captured at "Reica Ga" who was "transferred from Alton, Ill, to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., Aug. 23, 1864." It is not known if this was the same man. In any event, Frank did not return home and is presumed to have died during the war. 
Death*circa 1864 He died circa 1864. 

Family

Frances M. (?) (circa 1840 - )
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 October 2008

Frances M. (?)

F, (circa 1840 - )
Birth*circa 1840 Frances was born at Georgia circa 1840. 
Marriage*circa 1859 She married Francis G. Elliott at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1859. 
Married Namecirca 1859  As of circa 1859, her married name was Elliott. 
Census*2 October 1860 She was in the on 2 October 1860 census at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriagebefore 1870 She married Jordan F. Busbee at Randolph Co., Alabama, before 1870. 
Married Namebefore 1870  As of before 1870, her married name was Busbee. 
Census1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Census1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Biography* As noted in the 1860 census, Frances had a son, Timothy, by Francis G. Elliott. After the Civil War, Frances apparently married Jordan F. Busby and a two year old child, T.A.V., born in Alabama, appears in the 1880 census in the household of Frances and J. F. Busby. This was presumably a child of the second marriage. 

Family 1

Francis G. Elliott (circa 1839 - circa 1864)
Child

Family 2

Jordan F. Busbee (circa 1848 - )
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Ann Elizabeth Dean

F, (11 September 1830 - 22 June 1899)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*11 September 1830 Ann was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 11 September 1830. 
Census*1840 She listed as daughter(s) in the census report at Talbot Co., Georgia, in 1840. 
Marriage*8 October 1849 She married James Benjamin Ray at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 8 October 1849 at age 19. 
Married Name8 October 1849  As of 8 October 1849, her married name was Ray. 
Death*22 June 1899 She died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 22 June 1899 at age 68. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Concord Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.1 

Family

James Benjamin Ray (8 November 1831 - 19 November 1899)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited4 April 2015

Citations

  1. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 111.

James Benjamin Ray1

M, (8 November 1831 - 19 November 1899)
FatherJohn Ray (c 1770 - 1835)
MotherAnna Richards (12 Aug 1786 - 1 May 1861)
Name Variation He was also known as Benjamin Franklin. 
Birth*8 November 1831 James was born on 8 November 1831. 
Marriage*8 October 1849 He married Ann Elizabeth Dean at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 8 October 1849 at age 17. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     private, Co. E, 31st Regt. of Alabama Volunteers Infantry. 
Death*19 November 1899 He died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 19 November 1899 at age 68. 
Burial* His body was interred at Concord Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* Much confusion exists among family researchers because James Benjamin Ray's name has been listed in so many ways. In his father's will, written in 1833, he was called Benjamin. In later census and other records his name has been found variously as James
B., John B., J. B., Benjamin F(ranklin), and Coon, the latter the nickname by which he was generally known. Many of his grandchildren, including Dora (Ray) West and Mollie Ray, recalled that their grandfather was called "Coon." When Ann and Holland Weaver visited relatives in the Lineville-Ashland, AL, area several years ago, they were told that "Coon" was given his nickname as a small child by one of the family slaves, and the name stuck for his lifetime.
He was born 8 Nov 1831, probably in Henry Co., GA. Our J. B. Ray married Ann Elizabeth (Betsy) Dean 8 Oct 1849 at Louina, Randolph County, AL, and they lived in the same location for most of their lives in Randolph-Talladega-Clay Counties in Alabama. J. B. Ray's farm was in the area where the county boundaries were changed and given three county names. We are told by J. H. Campbell, a grandson in Alabama, that his grandfather, "Coon," lived in the same house although in three counties until about five years before his death. Randolph was a very large county formed in 1832 from Creek Indian Lands; part of it was taken from Talladega County, then Clay was formed in 1866 from a portion of Randolph and Talladega. When Grandpa Ray sold his home, he moved about four miles away, on the road between Bowden Church and Campbell Crossroads.
Ann Elizabeth (Dean) Ray was born in Talbot Co., GA, 11 Sep 1830. Her parents were John Wesley Dean and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Culpepper, who were married in Monroe Co., GA, on 4 Feb 1827. Mary Elizabeth was born in South Carolina, as were both of her parents, according to information from 1880 census. "Coon" Ray and his wife, Ann E., were both buried in the Concord Cemetery in Clay County, his name listed on his tombstone as James B. Ray. His death was on 19 Nov 1899, after her'.s earlier in the same year, 22 June 1899.

We know from family records that this man served four years in the Confederate Army. We have learned that there were dozens of men named John Ray and James Ray on the Confederate Rolls of Alabama, so it is difficult to determine positively which was our "Coon" Ray. A staff person at the National Archives told a Ray researcher that in the 31st Volunteers from Alabama there were about twenty J. B. Rays and in Company E, alone, there were about ten J. B. Rays.

However, we have a pension application for a J. B. Ray, filed 28 Apr 1899, stating he was 66 years of age, afflicted with rheumatism, did not own property, resided at Flat Rock, AL, and that he had enlisted in the Spring of 1861 as private in Co. E, 31st Regt. of Alabama Volunteers Infantry. Another application for pension filed by a J. B. Ray 19 Mar 1898, stated that he owned 120 acres of land. Then, in a schedule of personal property dated 28 Apr 1899, he stated he owned only 42 acres. We believe this man was our James, who was married to Ann Elizabeth Dean, because the age and circumstances seem to fit our ancestor.

We also have a pension application filed in 1911 at age 81 by J. B. Ray's brother, M. W. Ray, who also served as a private in Co. E, 31st Regt. He enlisted 3 Nov 1863 at Dalton, GA, and was discharged 1 June 1865. A James B. Ray filed a pension application

on June 2, 1897 (which was evidently denied), stating that he owned 150 acs. of land in Clay County valued at $300.00, plus 1 horse or mule $30.00, 3 cattle $20.00, 2 watches or clocks $2.50, 2 vehicles $20.00, totalling $227.50. The application was signed "J. B. (X his mark) Ray." Mollie Ray, in 1970, confirmed his unit of service by her family's recollection that her grandfather served in this regiment. It seems likely that the two brothers would have served in the same unit, adding support to our identification of this J. B. Ray as our "Coon."
Dora (Ray) West recalls that, as a child, she heard about her grandfather's service in the Civil War. She remembered hearing that Grandpa Ray fought at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee and that Grandma Ray told about standing at the kitchen door and hearing cannons in that direction. Grandpa, Dora said, related how cold the weather was while he was in service. Once it snowed and covered him up, and, he said, it was the only time he was warm while in the army. Another grandchild, Mollie Ray, recalled hearing that J. B. Ray was a cook in the army and had told his family about the dreadful hunger the soldiers endured and how hard it had been to find food to cook.

On the Ray side of her family, Dora (Ray) West was one of 72 first cousins in her generation. She remembered nearly all of their names, making it possible to begin this record and providing leads to other families for additional information.

O. P. Ray, a grandson of Major Ray's, wrote that "H. C. Ray or Clayton is not related to us, but he and another Ray together with Grand Pap (Major) and Uncle Coon, formed a wagon train and went to Arkansas. There was 9 wagons in the train; it took 6 weeks to make the trip. They lived there 3 years; some of the people passed on, the others after 3 years came back to Clay Co., AL. Some settled in Clay County, some in Talladega, some in Tallapoosa county. Major and Coon had half brothers & sisters. Of which I only have knowledge of one half- sister - her name was Susiean She married (Jim) Massey." Major Ray and his family returned to Talladega in about three years. Dora (Ray) West remembered that her father often spoke about "Uncle Major Ray," saying that he always loved to visit his uncle.
In a subsequent letter, O. P. Ray said that "Uncle Coon may not have gone on the wagon train." We believe that he did not, as no other evidence has surfaced to show that Coon Ray ever left Alabama. Marlene Scott found Major Ray in the 1850 census of Dallas Co., AR.
Mollie Ray remembered that her parents lived next door to her Ray grandparents when she and her brother were born (1896 and 1897) and that when she was a child, they lived in the same house that her Ray grandparents had lived in when they died. The village of Pyriton was seven miles from Lineville; at that time Pyriton was in Talladega County but was in Clay after Clay was formed from Talladega and Randolph in 1866. Most of the family believe James Benjamin lived in the same house all of his life, although it was in three different counties. Pyriton was first named Dean, then Copper Mine; the name was changed because the mineral pyrite was discovered. Mollie Ray says Pyriton was a mining town in her childhood, but became a ghost town after the mine was closed.

John Hosmer Campbell of Gadsden, AL, a son of Benjamin Curmeler Eugenia Ray, collected data on the Ray family for over 25 years, and in 1969 generously shared his records, which provided valuable information that was not known to the Texas descendants of John Benjamin and Ann Elizabeth (Dean) Ray. He recalled that his father and Uncle Will Ray were the closest of friends, more like brothers. And he remembered that Uncle Will helped with the building of the chimney on his Grandfather Campbell's home, which is still standing in Clay County.

"Coon" was a farmer, a Baptist, and a Democrat. Dora (Ray) West was surprised to learn from Alabama records that her grandfather was a Baptist, because she said that she knew that her grandmother was a Methodist. John Hosmer Campbell also said that his grandmother was from a Methodist family, and that her brother, Uncle Tom, was a pillar in the church as long as he lived. The Campbells were also Methodists. Coon (Grandpa Ray) was a member of the Masonic Lodge, which was organized at his home, and the lodge meetings were held for a long time in an upstairs room of his house.3 

Family

Ann Elizabeth Dean (11 September 1830 - 22 June 1899)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 October 2008

Citations

  1. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    and census records.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 111.
  3. Nannie Margaret Overton, The Wests and The Rays and Allied Lines, Southern Families from the Colonies to Texas, 4207 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410: West Printing Company, 1991.
    pp. 251, 253, 256.

Lewis Gibson Dean

M, (19 November 1832 - 18 February 1918)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*19 November 1832 Lewis was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 19 November 1832. 
Employment* Lewis's occupation: farmer. 
Census*1840 He was in the in 1840 census at Talbot Co., Georgia
Census1850 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1850. 
Marriage*circa 1854 He married Louisa Juanita Hamilton at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1854. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865. 
Census1880 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Photographed*say 1885 He was photographed say 1885 at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama.1
Lewis G. Dean & wife Louisa (Hamilton) Dean
Photographed*say 1900 He was photographed say 1900 at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama.1
Lewis Gibson Dean
Death*18 February 1918 He died at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 18 February 1918 at age 85. 
Burial* His body was interred at Ashland Old City Cemetery, Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* Census: 1900 Ashland, Clay Co., AL (Lewis G. Dean Nov 1832 GA)
      Lewis was a sergeant in Company K, 14th Alabama Infantry, during the Civil War. Mrs. Ellaree Dean Speer wrote (Summer 1992): We called Grandpa "Pa Dean." He was a real Christian, Baptist faith, attended Sunday School & Church regular. Had a certain pew in Church where he sat. Was very regular in his habits. Went to bed at 8 o'clock sharp. Got up at the same time. Enjoyed the same menu for breakfast.... After breakfast would walk to... daughter's house (Martha Amanda's) "Pink" for a short visit. Came back by Post Office, got the morning paper, came home to read. "Pa Dean" fought four years in the Civil War.... "Pa Dean" never missed an old soldier reunion or a Baptist convention regardless of where they were. One time the reunion was in VA and he visited his bro[ther]'s [George Washington Dean's] grave (killed in Civil War [Yorktown, VA]).... Grandmother was in poor health and a grown granddaughter, Katherine (Cattie) [daughter Lewis G. Dean's son, John Wesley Dean?] had come to live with them. When Grandmother died, Cattie and Grandpa moved in the house with us and both died at our home.... His [Pa Dean's] mind was good but was ill for 10 weeks - kidney infection. 

Family

Louisa Juanita Hamilton (25 July 1834 - 6 November 1907)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 October 2008

Citations

  1. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 32.

Louisa Juanita Hamilton

F, (25 July 1834 - 6 November 1907)
Father(?) Hamilton (s 1811 - )
Birth*25 July 1834 Louisa was born at Alabama on 25 July 1834. 
Marriage*circa 1854 She married Lewis Gibson Dean at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1854. 
Married Namecirca 1854  As of circa 1854, her married name was Dean. 
Census*1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Photographed*say 1885 She was photographed say 1885 at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama.1
Lewis G. Dean & wife Louisa (Hamilton) Dean
Census1900 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1900. 
Death*6 November 1907 She died at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 November 1907 at age 73. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Ashland Old City Cemetery, Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* In the 1880 Ashland, Clay Co., AL census, a Martha Hamilton is listed in the Lewis Dean household as a sister-in-law, presumably the sister of Louisa Hamilton Dean. 

Family

Lewis Gibson Dean (19 November 1832 - 18 February 1918)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited25 October 2001

Citations

  1. Ellaree Dean Speer records, Ellaree Dean Speer to Lew Griffin, 1977-1994.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 32.

William Fitzpatrick Dean

M, (7 March 1834 - 26 June 1908)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*7 March 1834 William was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 7 March 1834. 
Census*1840 He was in the in 1840 census at Talbot Co., Georgia
Census1850 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1850. 
Marriage*circa 1855 He married Caroline Stalvey at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1855. 
Marriage*circa 1886 He married Mattie Gill at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, circa 1886. 
Death*26 June 1908 He died on 26 June 1908 at age 74. 

Family 1

Caroline Stalvey (circa 1836 - )
Child

Family 2

Mattie Gill (circa 1838 - )
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited20 September 1999

Caroline Stalvey1

F, (circa 1836 - )
FatherGeorge W. Stalvey (c 1801 - )
MotherSarah (?) (c 1803 - )
Birth*circa 1836 Caroline was born circa 1836. 
Marriage*circa 1855 She married William Fitzpatrick Dean at Randolph Co., Alabama, circa 1855. 
Married Namecirca 1855  As of circa 1855, her married name was Dean. 
Biography* According to William L. Carlisle in his Dean Family Summary, Caroline is said to have left her husband and child about 1870 to join the "company of adherents to the Mormon religion never having been heard from again."

The following is from Troy and Patricia L. Davis, davisfarm@eln.net, September 1999:

"We have a Caroline Stalvey in our family tree, she is my husband's gggg aunt. Her parents were George W. Stalvey and Sarah. George W. was born around 1801 in South Carolina, Sarah, around 1810 in Georgia. Caroline Stalvey was the 1st of 7 children and was born sonewhere in Georgia in 1834. We believe that George W. may be some relation to the Stalvey's in Horry County S. Carolina but can't find a family connection as of yet. An old family tale of a murder that happened and forced a male member of our family to change his name to Stalvey and flee has been handed down but as of yet not confirmed. It may interest you to know that Caroline had a neice that married a Mormon on June 29, 1882, Her name was Johanna Lucinda Emma Stalvey, born 7-13-1864, died 3-18-1940 , she married Benjamin Andrew Jackson Satterfield, born 4-12-1858, died 1-2-1943."

The following is from Nancy Birkmaier, nancy@pcube.com, September 2003:

"...I am indirectly related to the Caroline through her sisters Emeline and Catherine and brothers Josiah and John - they all married my McDaniel ancestors. Emeline(Eveline) married John Jackson McDaniel , and Catherine married his brother, George Washington Mcdaniel, both sons of John and Margaret Anderson Mcdaniel. Sister Margaret Ann, named after her mother, married Josiah in Tallapoosa County, Al, and later moved to Florida. She is buried with Josiah in Gilchrist County, (Trenton) ,
Florida. I believe the Mormon niece you mentioned is their daughter. George and Catherine are on the 1860 Tallapoosa County census with two children, William and Nancy. John Satley is listed as living with them. He later married George Mcdaniel's niece, Armintha McDaniel, but was reportedly wounded in the Civil War and died. She is remarried in 1870. John Jackson is listed in the home of brother-in-law William Dean and sister-in-law Caroline.

It is very difficult to find info on Stalveys; I have been told they also used the name Stalsby, among others.

My McDaniels moved from SC to Jackson/Clarke County, Ga, then to Talbot/Upson Counties, then to Alabama. John received one of several land patents in Tallapoosa County in 1849. His last will is recorded in Tallapoosa county in 1854. Margaret is listed with son Willis in 1880 Census in Tallapooa County, but is buried with John in Clay County, Alabama...."

 

Family

William Fitzpatrick Dean (7 March 1834 - 26 June 1908)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited28 September 2003

Citations

  1. E-mail written 1999 to Lew Griffin from Patty Davis (Mrs. Troy Davis).

Mattie Gill

F, (circa 1838 - )
Birth*circa 1838 Mattie was born circa 1838. 
Marriage*circa 1886 She married William Fitzpatrick Dean at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, circa 1886. 
Married Namecirca 1886  As of circa 1886, her married name was Dean. 

Family

William Fitzpatrick Dean (7 March 1834 - 26 June 1908)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

George Washington Dean

M, (1 April 1837 - 8 May 1862)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*1 April 1837 George was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 1 April 1837. 
Census*1840 He was in the in 1840 census at Talbot Co., Georgia
Marriage*September 1860 He married Amanda Miller at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, in September 1860 at age 23. 
Census24 September 1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 24 September 1860. 
Death*8 May 1862 He died at Yorktown, York Co., Virginia, on 8 May 1862 at age 25. 

Family

Amanda Miller (circa 1844 - 13 May 1861)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Amanda Miller

F, (circa 1844 - 13 May 1861)
Birth*circa 1844 Amanda was born at Georgia circa 1844. 
Marriage*September 1860 She married George Washington Dean at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, in September 1860. 
Married NameSeptember 1860  As of September 1860, her married name was Dean. 
Census*24 September 1860 She was in the on 24 September 1860 census at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama
Death*13 May 1861 She died at Randolph Co., Alabama, on 13 May 1861. 

Family

George Washington Dean (1 April 1837 - 8 May 1862)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

Nancy Louise Dean

F, (11 September 1840 - 8 May 1924)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*11 September 1840 Nancy was born at Talbot Co., Georgia, on 11 September 1840. 
Census*1850 She was in the in 1850 census at Randolph Co., Alabama
Marriage*circa 1860 She married John James Miller at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, circa 1860. 
Married Namecirca 1860  As of circa 1860, her married name was Miller. 
Death*8 May 1924 She died at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 8 May 1924 at age 83
The Ashland Progress, May, 1924 Mrs. Nancy Miller Passed Away at 83 Years of Age Mrs. Nancy Miller, widow of the late J. J. Miller, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Green at Mellow Valley, Thursday, May 8 at the age of 83 years. Since the death of her husband five years ago she had been in failing health and for several months had been very feeble. Funeral services were held at County Line church Friday afternoon, being conducted by Rev. S.J. Ingram and Rev. Layton. Mrs. Miller was the mother of a large family of children of which the following survive her: Mrs. J.M. Jordan, Mrs. J.L. Green, Mrs. Jesse Robinson (sic), and Mrs. John Fargason of Mellow Valley; Mrs. J. T. Liles and J. B. Miller of Birmingham; Mrs. Zema Leath of Boaz and John Miller of Mart, Texas.1 
Burial* Her body was interred at County Line Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* Mrs. Gertrude Miller Ward wrote in a 9 Jan 1979 letter about Nancy L. Dean "I know Grand Mother was a good Dr. I remember her doctoring my sore feet." 

Family

John James Miller (15 October 1842 - 17 July 1919)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 January 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 123.

John James Miller

M, (15 October 1842 - 17 July 1919)
Nickname  John James Miller also went by the name of Kern Miller. 
Birth*15 October 1842 John was born at Alabama on 15 October 1842. 
Marriage*circa 1860 He married Nancy Louise Dean at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, circa 1860. 
Civil War*between August 1861 and May 1864 He served in the War Between the States between August 1861 and May 1864

     Kern was wounded at Salem Church, VA. He was honorably discharged in May 1864.1 
Death*17 July 1919 He died at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 July 1919 at age 76. 
Burial* His body was interred at County Line Baptist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* John James Miller was known as "Curn." There is some question about the death date of John James Miller. On p. 123 of the Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama the date of death from the tombstone is recorded as "17 Jul 1917." In a 19 Sep 1978 letter, James B. Miller, Jr., a grandson notes the death date as 17 Jul 1919. A granddaughter, Mrs. Gertrude Miller Ward, in a 9 Jan 1979 letter, records the death date as "Jul 7-1919."
      Mrs. Gertrude Miller Ward wrote in a 9 Jan 1979 letter that her Uncle, Grady Pearson, "says Grand Daddy [John James Miller] was a wonderful person." Mrs. Ward continued: I don't know too much about Grand Dad Miller. Grandmother used to call him "Kerin" and I remember he went to war. He fought in the Civil War, he was gone for some time. [I] don't remember how many children she [Nancy Louise Dean] had but she had a hard time. They both were swell people. When we left there [the J. M. Miller family left Mellow Valley, AL to go to Mart, TX] in 1912, he [John James Miller] had a store near the house.

According to Elhura (Kenady) Smtih, Kern was cripple, having been injured in the Civil War, and used a cane. He was said to have been a large man who was bald at an early age. 

Family

Nancy Louise Dean (11 September 1840 - 8 May 1924)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 October 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2008 from Elhura (Kenady) Smith, e-mail address.
  2. Clay County Alabama Historical Society, Cemeteries of Clay County, Alabama, La Grange, GA: Family Tree, 1987.
    p 123.

Martha Henrietta Dean

F, (16 December 1843 - 17 January 1929)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*16 December 1843 Martha was born at Alabama on 16 December 1843. 
Residence*1850 Martha resided at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1850.1 
Census*24 September 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 24 September 1860. 
Census1870 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Clay Co., Alabama, in 1870. 
Census1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Death*17 January 1929 She died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 17 January 1929 at age 85. 
Biography* The 1850 census, which was closest to Martha's birth, and the 1880 census gave Martha's place of birth as Alabama. The 1860 census gives her place of birth as Georgia.
.
Mattie Dean never married. She was engaged as a young woman, however, her fiance was killed. Because of her love for him, she never married. 
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited22 February 2002

Citations

  1. Beat 11 p 385 No. 168 (Martha 8 AL in hh of John W Dean).

Mary Virginia Dean

F, (8 August 1845 - 7 February 1931)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*8 August 1845 Mary was born at Ashland, Clay Co., Alabama, on 8 August 1845. 
Census*1850 She was in the in 1850 census at Randolph Co., Alabama
Census24 September 1860 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 24 September 1860. 
Marriage*October 1864 She married Richard Pace at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, in October 1864 at age 19. 
Married NameOctober 1864  As of October 1864, her married name was Pace. 
Divorce* She and Richard Pace were divorced. 
Census1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
(Mother) 1900 Census1 June 1900 Mary was listed as a mother in Columbus Washington Pace's household on the 1900 Census at Jones Co., Texas.1 
Married NameMay 1902  As of May 1902, her married name was Eoff. 
Photographed*May 1902 She was photographed in May 1902 at Anson, Jones Co., Texas, at age 56.
George & Mary Virginia (Dean) Eoff
Marriage*May 1902 She married George Eoff at Jones Co., Texas, in May 1902 at age 56. 
Military pension*28 September 1928 Mary applied for a military pension on 28 September 1928
Declaration for Widow's Pension Act of May 1, 1920.

"State of Texas, County of Taylor, ss: On this 28th day of
September, 1928, before me, the undersigned, personally
appeared C. J. Pace, Receiver for Mrs. Mary Eoff, who makes
the following declaration as an application for pension
under the provisions of the act of Congress approved May 1,
1920. That she is 83 years of age, that she was born August
8th, 1845 near Ashland in Clay County, Alabama. That she is
the widow of George Eoff (a private) who enlisted ____at_____
under the name of______in Company D,2 Regiment Arkansas
Cavalry....and was honorably discharged
____having served ninety days or more, during the Civil War,
and who died April 17th, 1928 at Anson in Jones
County, Texas......She was married to said soldier May
____1902 under the name of Mary Pace, at Hodges in Jones
County, Texas by D. A. Wood, Justice of the Peace, that
she had been previously married, that he had been
previously married. Former husband of Mary Pace was
Richard Pace but he died many years ago in the State of
Alabama......
Witnesses: John Sayles of Abilene, Texas, A. B. Sayles
of Abilene, Texas C. J. Pace Receiver for Mrs Mary Eoff,
Route 1, Merkel, Texas (Claimant's address)."
Dated 20th Sept, 1928
Seth Sayles Notary Public, Taylor County, Texas Abilene
Texas.2 
Death*7 February 1931 She died at Anson, Jones Co., Texas, on 7 February 1931 at age 85. 
Biography* The 1850 census, which is the first after Mary's birth, and the 1880 census, give her place of birth as Alabama. The 1860 census gives her place of birth as Georgia. 
Burial*say 9 February 1931 Her body was interred say 9 February 1931 at Mount Hope Cemetery, Jones Co., Texas

Family 1

Richard Pace (circa 1844 - )
Child

Family 2

George Eoff (circa 1844 - 16 April 1928)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 September 2005

Citations

  1. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    Justice Precinct 4, Jones, Texas; Roll: T623 1650; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 101.
  2. E-mail written 9 Sep 2005 to Eoff Family Genealogy Forum on Genforum from Shirley M. Eoff, e-mail address.

Richard Pace

M, (circa 1844 - )
Birth*circa 1844 Richard was born circa 1844. 
Marriage*October 1864 He married Mary Virginia Dean at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, in October 1864. 
Divorce* He and Mary Virginia Dean were divorced. 

Family

Mary Virginia Dean (8 August 1845 - 7 February 1931)
Child
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 July 1999

George Eoff

M, (circa 1844 - 16 April 1928)
Birth*circa 1844 George was born circa 1844. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Company D, 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry.1 
Photographed*May 1902 He was photographed in May 1902 at Anson, Jones Co., Texas.
George & Mary Virginia (Dean) Eoff
Marriage*May 1902 He married Mary Virginia Dean at Jones Co., Texas, in May 1902. 
Death*16 April 1928 He died at Anson, Jones Co., Texas, on 16 April 1928. 

Family

Mary Virginia Dean (8 August 1845 - 7 February 1931)
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited18 October 2008

Citations

  1. E-mail written 9 Sep 2005 to Eoff Family Genealogy Forum on Genforum from Shirley M. Eoff, e-mail address.

Wesley Summerfield Dean

M, (3 September 1849 - 19 July 1933)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*3 September 1849 Wesley was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 3 September 1849. 
Residence*1850 Wesley resided at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1850.1 
Census*24 September 1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 24 September 1860. 
Marriage*26 September 1871 He married Alliene Alabama Hood at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 26 September 1871 at age 22. 
1880 Census* Wesley was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama.2 
Photographed*say 1910 He appeared as a husband in a family photograph say 1910 at Clay Co., Alabama.
Wesley Summerfield & Alliene (Hood) Dean
Photographed*1932 He was photographed in 1932
Standing: Wesley Summerfield Dean; kneeling: Ruth (Carlisle) Brice holding Forrest "Bo" Brice; Mary Etta (Dean Carlisle holding James Alexander Brice.3
Wesley S. Dean four generations
Death*19 July 1933 He died at Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Florida, on 19 July 1933 at age 83. 
Burial*say 22 July 1933 His body was interred say 22 July 1933 at Daytona Memorial Park, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Florida.4 
Biography* The 1850 census which is the first after Wesley's birth lists Wesley as having been born in Alabama. The 1860 census gives his place of birth as Georgia. The William L. Carlisle Family Group Sheet based on information from Mrs. S. (Iva Dean) Kennedy, lists Wesley Dean as a carpenter and a Baptist and he was not in the military. 

Family

Alliene Alabama Hood (2 September 1856 - 12 July 1925)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited15 June 2015

Citations

  1. Beat 11 p 385 No. 168 (Wesly 2 AL in hh of John W Dean).
  2. Beat 11 p 7 (Wesley Dean 30 AL GA GA)
    Beat 11 p 7 (Aliene 23 AL GA GA in hh of Wesley Dean).
  3. E-mail written 2000-2004 to Lew Griffin from Leesburg, VA Kathryn Ruth Brice, Leesburg, VA, e-mail address.
  4. Find a Grave (online database)
    http://www.findagrave.com
    Find A Grave Memorial# 35524729.

Alliene Alabama Hood

F, (2 September 1856 - 12 July 1925)
FatherWilliam Riley Hood (s 1834 - Jun 1863)
MotherSarah Elizabeth Miller (Jan 1836 - 12 Dec 1897)
Birth*2 September 1856 Alliene was born at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 2 September 1856. 
Marriage*26 September 1871 She married Wesley Summerfield Dean at Mellow Valley, Clay Co., Alabama, on 26 September 1871 at age 15. 
Married Name26 September 1871  As of 26 September 1871, her married name was Dean. 
1880 Census* Alliene was listed as Wesley Summerfield Dean's wife on the 1880 Census at Almond, Randolph Co., Alabama.1 
Photographed*say 1910 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph say 1910 at Clay Co., Alabama.
Wesley Summerfield & Alliene (Hood) Dean
Death*12 July 1925 She died at Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Florida, on 12 July 1925 at age 68. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., Florida
Biography* On the William L. Carlisle Family Group Sheet based on information from Mrs. S. (Iva Dean) Kennedy, Alliene was listed as a Baptist. The following appeared in the Birmingham News: Son Initiates Mother An incident extremely unusual and which was very impressive in its nature was the initiation of Mrs. Allyne A. Dean into the mysteries of the Order of Eastern Star at the meeting of Mary Echols Chapter # 125, at Fairview Friday, when the rituals were said by her son, Walter C. Dean, as Worthy Patron with his wife assisting in the office of Conductress. This is said to have been one of the most touching scenes ever witnessed since the organization of the chapter, Mr. Dean paying a lovely tribute to his mother at the beginning of the service. 

Family

Wesley Summerfield Dean (3 September 1849 - 19 July 1933)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited5 September 2004

Citations

  1. Beat 11 p 7 (Wesley Dean 30 AL GA GA)
    Beat 11 p 7 (Aliene 23 AL GA GA in hh of Wesley Dean).

Alsey Thomas Dean

M, (15 January 1852 - 19 June 1928)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Birth*15 January 1852 Alsey was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 15 January 1852. 
Residence*1860 Alsey resided at Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1860. 
Marriage*20 November 1872 He married Lacy Hudson at Clay Co., Alabama, on 20 November 1872 at age 20. 
Marriage*25 August 1878 He married Seletta E. Calloway at Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 August 1878 at age 26.1 
1880 Census* Alsey was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
1900 Census* Alsey was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama
Photographed*November 1902 He was photographed in November 1902 at Clay Co., Alabama, at age 50
Standing left to right: Eugenia (Gennie), Wesley, Izora, and Luther; seated: Alsey Thomas with grandson Otho on his knee, and wife Lettie.3
Alsey Thomas Dean family 1902
Death*19 June 1928 He died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 19 June 1928 at age 76. 
Burial* His body was interred at Mineral Springs Methodist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama
Biography* A twin of Alsey Thomas Dean died as an infant.
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From Sharon Boling: The 1870 Clay Co. Census records the following: Dean, J. W. -- 64 -- Farmer -- Born in Georgia Dean, M. E. -- 50 -- Keeps House -- Born in South Carolina Dean, Martha -- 24 -- Born in Georgia Dean, O. T. - 17 -- Works on farm -- Born in Alabama A. E. (C?) - 13 -- Female -- Born in Alabama Pace, Mary -- 22 -- born in Georgia Pace, G. W. -- 4 -- Male -- born in Alabama All of these were living in the household of J. W. Dean. Supposition leads me to believe that O.T. Dean would be Obry Thomas, later known as Thomas A. or A.T. In a handwritten note, Viola Dean said her father's name was Aubrey Thomas. However, most records, including land grant and marriage records, list him as Alsie (Alsey) T. or Thomas A. The fact is known that Thomas had a sister called Mattie, which could be a derivative of Martha. On his marriage license to Lacy Hudson in 1872, he is listed as T. A. Dean. On his marriage license to Seletta Calloway in 1878, he is listed as A. T. Dean. In a land grant application in 1905, his name is listed as Alsie T. Dean. However, before her death, his daugher Viola wrote that his name was Aubrey (at least that is what it looks like); she also says that he was a twin, although no other record had been found of this by Viola's family. However, the "Culpepper Connections!" indicates that he had a twin who died as an infant.35 ******************** "The State of Alabama Clay County, Probate Court 3 day of September 1892 Viola and Joseph Dean, Minor heirs of Lucy Dean, deceased, Estate of -- This day came A.T. Dean, Guardian of said estate, and filed his statement, accounts, vouchers, and evidence for a final settlement of his adminstration -- It is ordered that the 3rd day of October, 1892, be appointed a day on which to make such settlement, at which time all persons interested can appear and contest the said settlement, if they think proper." 

Family 1

Lacy Hudson (circa 1856 - 10 August 1876)
Children

Family 2

Seletta E. Calloway (November 1847 - 14 January 1929)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 September 2005

Citations

  1. No. 130-540 A. T. Dean to S. E. Caloway on August 25 1878 by J. J. Shadix, OM, at residence of bride's father. Bond: A. T. Dean, T. S. Barton and E. W. Caloway.
  2. Coppermine, Clay, Alabama, Source:     FHL Film 1254007 National Archives Film T9-0007 Page 18A.
  3. Melissa O'Brien, compiler, Melissa O'Brien, photo CD, Alsey Thomas Dean family.

Lacy Hudson1

F, (circa 1856 - 10 August 1876)
FatherWilliam Kenady Hudson (s 1825 - c 1862)
MotherJeanette Kelly (s 1827 - )
Birth*circa 1856 Lacy was born at Alabama circa 1856. 
Marriage*20 November 1872 She married Alsey Thomas Dean at Clay Co., Alabama, on 20 November 1872. 
Married Name20 November 1872  As of 20 November 1872, her married name was Dean. 
Death*10 August 1876 She died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 10 August 1876. 
Burial* Her body was interred at Mineral Springs Methodist Cemetery, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
Biography* From Donna Cuzze: Lacy was only six years old when her father died in the Civil War. After her marriage to Alsey T. Dean, Lacy was in for more disappointment when one of her twins died at only two years old in 1875.

Mrs. Bessie Dean Jones wrote in a 13 May 1981 letter of the death of Lacy Hudson Dean: When Viola [Lacy and Alsey Thomas Dean's daughter] was about 2 years, she and her mother went to the field to pick some beans. They found a small watermelon-sat down under a tree to eat some. A limb fell on the Mother who then crawled to the spring. When they didn't return home the family began to search, found Viola and when questioned she replied "She gone to sp'ing." They found Lacy beside the spring, dead.
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A variant version comes from Sharon Boling: When Viola was about 2, her mother took her and went to the field to pick some peas for dinner. Her dad had gone into town. Sometime during the morning, her mother picked a watermelon and sat down with Viola under a tree. She broke the watermelon open and apparently ate some of it. While she was sitting there resting, a limb fell from the tree. It hit her. She either rolled down the hill after being hit or crawled down the hill trying to get some water. When they found her, her head was either in the mud or the water (according to who is telling the story). Viola was standing on a rock close by, crying. 

Family

Alsey Thomas Dean (15 January 1852 - 19 June 1928)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited19 March 2013

Citations

  1. E-mail written 2000-2012 to Lew Griffin from Donna Carpenter Cuzze, Mesa, Nevada, e-mail address.
  2. Lacy is buried in an unmarked grave in the plot with A.T. Dean, Mrs. A.T. Dean, and Mat Dean.

Seletta E. Calloway

F, (November 1847 - 14 January 1929)
FatherE. W. Calloway (s 1817 - )
Birth*November 1847 Seletta was born at Georgia in November 1847. 
Marriage*25 August 1878 She married Alsey Thomas Dean at Clay Co., Alabama, on 25 August 1878 at age 30.1 
Married Name25 August 1878  As of 25 August 1878, her married name was Dean. 
1880 Census* Seletta was listed as Alsey Thomas Dean's wife on the 1880 Census at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama.2 
1900 Census* Seletta was listed as Alsey Thomas Dean's wife on the 1900 Census at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama
(Wife) PhotographedNovember 1902 She appeared as a wife in a family photograph in November 1902 at Clay Co., Alabama, at age 50
Standing left to right: Eugenia (Gennie), Wesley, Izora, and Luther; seated: Alsey Thomas with grandson Otho on his knee, and wife Lettie.3
Alsey Thomas Dean family 1902
Death*14 January 1929 She died at Clay Co., Alabama, on 14 January 1929 at age 81. 

Family

Alsey Thomas Dean (15 January 1852 - 19 June 1928)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited9 September 2005

Citations

  1. No. 130-540 A. T. Dean to S. E. Caloway on August 25 1878 by J. J. Shadix, OM, at residence of bride's father. Bond: A. T. Dean, T. S. Barton and E. W. Caloway.
  2. Coppermine, Clay, Alabama, Source:     FHL Film 1254007 National Archives Film T9-0007 Page 18A.
  3. Melissa O'Brien, compiler, Melissa O'Brien, photo CD, Alsey Thomas Dean family.

Irene Catherine Dean

F, (2 September 1855 - after 1 April 1930)
FatherJohn Wesley Dean (16 Feb 1805 - 5 Jul 1879)
MotherMary Elizabeth Culpepper (31 Jul 1811 - 30 May 1883)
Name-Comm Her was commonly known as Katherine Hamlin. 
Birth*2 September 1855 Irene was born at Louina, Randolph Co., Alabama, on 2 September 1855. 
Residence*1860 Irene resided at Wesobulga, Randolph Co., Alabama, in 1860.1 
Census*1880 She was listed as a resident in the census report at Coppermine Beat, Clay Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Marriage*6 February 1881 She married Jacob Washington Hamlin at Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 February 1881 at age 25.2 
Married Name6 February 1881  As of 6 February 1881, her married name was Hamlin. 
(Mother) 1930 Census1 April 1930 Irene was listed as a mother in Robert Arthur Hamlin's household on the 1930 Census at Webster Co., Georgia.3 
Death*after 1 April 1930 She died at Webster Co., Georgia, after 1 April 1930. 

Family

Jacob Washington Hamlin (15 December 1858 - 5 December 1896)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited2 November 2008

Citations

  1. P 826 No. 1402 (Arena C 5 AL in hh of John W Dean).
  2. No. 486 Jacob W. Hamblin to Irene Dean on February 6 1881, by L. E. Cofield, MG. Bond: Jacob W. Hamlin and Jas. R. Callaway.
  3. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    Militia District 1093, Webster, Georgia; Roll: 390; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 584.0.
    Name Age
    Arthur Hamlin 31
    Maggie Hamlin 32
    Winifred Hamlin 12
    Willie F Hamlin 11
    Julius Hamlin 8
    Gertrude Hamlin 6
    Katherine Hamlin 74.

Jacob Washington Hamlin

M, (15 December 1858 - 5 December 1896)
Birth*15 December 1858 Jacob was born on 15 December 1858. 
1880 Census* Jacob was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Clay Co., Alabama.1 
Marriage*6 February 1881 He married Irene Catherine Dean at Clay Co., Alabama, on 6 February 1881 at age 22.2 
Death*5 December 1896 He died on 5 December 1896 at age 37. 

Family

Irene Catherine Dean (2 September 1855 - after 1 April 1930)
Children
ChartsJohn Culpepper of Randolph AL Female Descendants
Last Edited14 December 2011

Citations

  1. FHL Film 1254007 National Archives Film T9-0007 Page 106C, in household of Charles J. and Sarah J. Rasco.
  2. No. 486 Jacob W. Hamblin to Irene Dean on February 6 1881, by L. E. Cofield, MG. Bond: Jacob W. Hamlin and Jas. R. Callaway.