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2001 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1790 - 1832 - Sketch of Nathaniel Kimbro
Our first known ancestor was Nathaniel. Nathaniel Kimbro was born in North Carolina in 1790, but he left that state at an early age. As a young man, he was quite a wanderer. By 1818 he was living in the Alabama Territory where his oldest daughter, Patsey, was born. In 1820, we find him on the census records of Lawrence County, Alabama; a neighbor of Robert Kimbro, who was probably his brother.
Could Nathaniel have lived in Tennessee before moving to Alabama? In 1812 a Nathaniel Kimbro was on the tax list of Giles County, Tennessee. (Byron and Barbara Sistler, Early Tennessee Tax Lists, p. 112). In 1816 and 1817 we find some deeds recorded in the same county where a Nathaniel and a Robert Kimbrough had some business dealings. This is quite a coincidence, but not conclusive proof. Two pieces of evidence deny the validity of this theory. First, Nathaniel Kimbrough signed his name. "Our" Nathaniel always made his mark, implying that he could neither read nor write. Secondly, both Giles County deeds dealt with the sale of "a certain negro man named Ben." (Giles County Deeds, Book C, p. 229). I have found no records of Dickson County Kimbros owning slaves.
Supporting the theory that they are the same pair, we discover that after 1817, Nathaniel and Robert Kimbrough disappeared from Giles County. There are no other documents concerning them, nor are they listed in the 1820
census of Giles County. "Our" Nathaniel was in Alabama in 1818 (which fits the time scale), and a Robert Kimbro was his neighbor in 1820 (which also fits). If the two Nathaniels were one and the same, we might have a much clearer view of our history. The ancestry of the Giles County Nathaniel may be traceable.
On August 10, 1826, Nathaniel Kimbro paid Solomon Petty $85.00 for twenty acres of land on Turkey Creek in Dickson County. Nathaniel, his wife Mary, and his family made their final move and became permanent residents of Tennessee.
In July, 1832, Nathaniel's youngest child, Joseph (our direct ancestor), was born. Joseph may have been the first of our Kimbro ancestors born in this state.
Kimbro-Field: A Family History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 47-48.
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August 10, 1826 - Nathaniel comes to Tennessee
Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book D, Page 532.
From: Solomon Petty
To: Nathaniel Kimbro
Description: 20 acres of land for $85.00
This Indenture Made this tenth day of August In The Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and twenty Six Between Solomon Petty of the County of Dickson and State of Tennessee of the one part and Nathaniel
Kimbrow of the County of Lawrence and State of Alabama of the Other part Witness both that the said Solomon Petty for and in consideration of the Sum of Eighty five Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt thereof is hereby acknowledged and by these presents or bargain, sell, alien, Convey and Confirm unto the said Nathaniel Kimbrow A Certain Tract or parcel of Land Situated lying and being in the County of Dickson and State of Tennessee aforesaid on Turkey Creek and is bounded as follows to Wit Beginning at a red Oak on the north West Side of said Creek runs
East to a Thirty Acre Tract entered in Samuel Redding Thence North with said line to the North East Corner Thence East with said line To a Stake where said Petty seventy acre Tract and that joins Thence North With Seventy Acre line to Elm and Sugar Tree on the South east Side of Said Creek Thence With a Conditional Line to a Spanish Oak in the said Seventy Acre line Thence south thirteen poles to the Beginning Containing Twenty Acres of The same More or less with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in 
Kimbro, Nathaniel (I12956)
 
2002 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1791-1839 Sketch of Lawson Gunn
"Reuben and Mary Gunn had eight children; seven boys and one girl. Their sixth child, also their sixth son, was Lawson. Lawson was born June 17, 1791, in South Carolina, but spent most of his life in Tennessee. "One June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. By the end of 1813, it had spread to the South. In January of1814, Drury Adkins raised a company of Dickson County volunteers. Lawson Gunn and his brothers, Elisha and Abisha, were among those who joined. This unit was placed under the command of Colonel Napier as the First Regiment Tennessee Militia.
"In all probability the Gunn brothers never fought the British, but were sent to Northern Alabama. On March 27, 1814, Andrew Jacdson and his Tennessee Sharpshooters defeated the Creek Indians (British allies) at Horseshoe Bend, Alabama, and destroyed the power of that Indian nation. (Thisbattle and the battles that preceded it are sometimes referred to as the Creek Indian War. Actually, this was was the result of and part of the War of 1812).
"By the end of 1814, Lawson was out of the militia and back home in Tennessee. On December 1 of that year he married Mary Hedge. "Between 1820 and1868 we find a lot of deeds and grants where Lawson bought and sold numerousplots of land. All of the land deals were on and around Garner's Creek in Dickson County. "In June of 1839, Lawson had the distinction of serving on 'the first grand jury' in Dickson County 'of which there is a record.' (The Goodspeed Histories of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham, Houston Counties of Tennessee, pp. 930-931). (One of the indictments returned by this grand jury was against James Bruce for assault and battery. Oddly enough, the plaintiff in this case was Anderson England, an ancestor on my mother's side of the family).
"Lawson and Mary Gunn had eleven children.The seventh child was William Carroll, born August 14, 1831 (our direct ancestor)."
Kimbro-Field: A Family History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 54.
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War of 1812
Gunn, Lawson
1 Reg't (Napier's) Tennessee Militia
War of 1812
Private/Private
Index of Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who served during the War of 1812, National Archives of the United States, Microcopy No. 602, Roll No. 87.
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Drury Adkins Company - War of 1812
Dickson County
"Drury Adkins was captain and the roll was dated beginning 28 Jan. 1814, ending 10 May 1814, and served under Colonel Napier. Officers were SamuelStory, first lieutenant, ELISHA GUNN, ensign, David Fentress, sergeant, andAndrew (or Arthur) Nesbitt, sergeant."
Included in the roll: Lawson Gunn
Aliga (Abisha?) Gunn (with note by MKK that Abisha is correct)
The River Counties edited by Jill K. Garrett, Vol. 10, Nos. 1-4, Whole Number 34, Columbia, TN, 1981, p. 146.
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November 22, 1820 (first recorded deed forLawson)
Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book C, Page 486.
From: Joseph Hall Senr
To: Lawson Gunn
Description: 30 acres of land for $200 "This indenture ... between Joseph Hall Senr ... and Lawson Gunn ... the sum of TwoHundred Dollars ... parcel of land ... containing Thirty Acres ... lying in the first district on Garners Creek of Pine River ... "
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March 30,1827
"Lawson Gunn Enters Fifty acres of land in Dickson County on the head waters of Garners Creek Beginning 5 poles north of his No. East corner runsEast 65 poles thence South for compliment. Marth 30th 1827. (Entry #737)."
Dickson Record of Entries, Apr. 1824 - Apr. 1907, Microfilm Roll No. 98.
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1829 - 1837. Land Grants to Lawson Gunn (all on Garners Creek)
Dickson County, Tennessee, Land Grants, Book 11 
Gunn, Lawson (I12860)
 
2003 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1797, February 18
Deeds, Sumner County, Tennessee, Book 1, Page 448
From: Isaac Walton
To: Bryan Gardner
Description:220 acres for "two hundred pounds Virginia currency" This indenture made the Eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred & Ninety Seven between Isaac Walton of the State of Tennessee & Sumner County of the one part & Bryan Garner of the aforesaid State & County of the other part Whiteness that the said Isaac Walton for & In Consideration of the Sum of two hundred pounds Virginia currency, to him the said Isaac Walton in hand paid by the Bryan Garner the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained Sold conveyed & confirmed & by this presents doth give grant bargain Sell and alien & confirm unto the Bryan Garner his heirs and assigns forever two hundred & twenty acres of land lying in the aforesaid State & County whereon the said Bryan Garner now lives on. Beginning at a branch on Coll Mancoss line & running east one hundred & Sixty four poles to a hickory thence north two hundred & forty poles to a beech thence South one hundred and twelve poles to a boulder from thence a South west by the meanders of the branch to the Beginning with all its
appurtenances there to belonging or appertaining to the said Bryan Garner his heirs and assigns & the aforesaid Isaac Walton the aforesaid tract of land unto the said Bryan Garner his heirs and assigns against the Claim or Claims of all parsons whatsoever will forever Warent and Defend in Witness whereof the said Isaac Walton hath hereunto Set his hand and affixed his Seal the Day and year above written
// Registered & Examed October the
Signed Sealed & Delivered // 28th 1797
in presence of // Isaac Walton
(Seal)
Willis Horton //
John Gatlin// David Wilson
Regr
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PROBATE DATA FOR THE ESTATE OF BRYANT GARDNER
(Page numbers in parentheses are the page numbers in the probate books and court records which contain the original entries).
(Page 484). Pleas at the court house in the town of Gallatin before the Justices of Sumner County on the third Monday in December 1804, & twenty ninth year of American Independence ... On motion ordered that letters of
administration on the estate of Bryant Gardner decd. be granted to Isaac Walton and John Gardner who entered into bond to the Governor in the penal sum of five thousand dollars with James McKain and Lewis Crane securities and took the oath prescribed by law and returned an inventory of the goods & C. of said decd and fuly proved the same both of which are ordered to be recorded ... On motin ordered that the administrators of Bryant Gardner decd have the privilege of selling the personal estate of said decd. except the negroes belonging to sd estate. (SOURCE: Mrs. Walter Witherspoon, copyist, Tennessee Records of Sumner County Court Minutes, Vol. IV, 1801-1804, pp. 639-640).
(Page 194 E). Isaac Walton and John Gardner appointed guardians to Allen Gardner, William Gardner, Martin Gardner, Sally Gardner, and Betsy Gardner, minor orphans, 18 June 1806; bond of $3,000.00 with Edward Williams and Charles Dement, securities. (SOURCE: Gale W. Bamman, Sumner County, Tennessee Probate Data, 1787-1808, p. 62). (Page 36). Settlement with Walton and Gardner, guardians of heirs of Bryant Gardner, dec'd. 1807: property - 1 tract of land rented one year $50.00; 5 negroes hired. (same for 1808) "The expense of Allen Gardner in 1807 and 3 months in 1806: 15 months boarding $25.00, schooling 12 months $6.66, clothes, etc. - $49.16 total." Expenses 1808 -$42.62. William Gardner's expenses - 1807: $35 
Gardner, Bryant (I13080)
 
2004 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1806-1880
"Gardner, Olevia W. 19 May 1806 - 23 Jun 1880 Marr to MartinGardner 17 Apr 1823"
GARDNER CEMETERY
"1 7/10 mi. east of 31W at Millersville at the intersection of Pole Hill Road and Hogan Branch Road."
SumnerCounty, Tennessee, Cemetery Records compiled by Margaret Cummings Snider andJoan Hollis Yorgason (1981). 
Olivia W. (I12969)
 
2005 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1813 - Andrew Field as soldier in War of 1812
Index of Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who served during the War of 1812, Microcopy No. 602, Roll No. 71, National Archives of the United States, 1934.
Fields, Andrew
5 Regiment Virginia Militia
War of 1812
Sergeant/Private
See alsoEdward Wilson
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1851 - Andrew asks brother to verify service record
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee, 1993, p. 63.
In 1813 Andrew volunteered for the 5th Regiment Virginia Militia. in a letter he wrote to his brother, James, on July 16, 1851, he asked James to verify his participation in the War of 1812: "For a particular Reason i wish you to get a Certificate for me to this amount. A. Field
"We do hereby Certify that Andrew Field formerly of bedford County & State of Virginia but now a Resident of Williamson County and State of Tennessee Marrched with us in the Company of Captain Willie Jones to the Town of Norfolk in the State of Virginia and there with us joined the army the 5th Regiment Commanded by Col parker & Lieut Col preston in the year 1813. Given under our Hands this day of "I wish you to sign this or one like it & get one or two moreto Do it & Oblige yours & A FIELD"
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From 1842 until 1852, Andrew and his wife, Franky corresponded with his brother in Virginia. The letters are all addressed from Andrew and Franky Field, Spring Hill, Williamson County, Tennessee, to James Field, Bedford County, Virginia. The early letters were mailed to the Fancy Grove Post Office in Bedford County, while the later ones were sent to Davis Mills. I have copied excerpts of the letters leaving the spelling and capitalization as it appeared in the original. I have, though, inserted a few commas and periods to make the reading a little easier. The orginals are in the possession of the family of Mrs. Carole Field Rakes Guedes of Orlando, Florida, a 3rd-great-granddaughter of James Field.
April 23, 1848
"Dear Brother & Sister it has been a Long time Since we Heard from you. but not withstanding that i again will Write to you to tell you that through the Blessings of Divine Providence we are Still Enjoying tolerable Good Health at this time and all our Children that lives About here is Generally well & the neighborhood is Generally Healthy at this
time. as I should be Glad to hear all about Your Children I will write to you about ours.
"Drury is living in Texas & is well pleased with the Country And Doing Very well there. He is a member of the Methodist Church there & also a member of the old Masonick fraternity And a Royal Arch mason at that.
Doshe Hurt is Livingin Henderson County in the west End of the State.
Jane Dawson & Jessee & John is All living in Maury County. Stephen (and) his family is Still Living with us & Elizabeth Williams is Living in this neighborhood. Her Husband is at this time at Nashville building a Suspension Bridge across the Cumberland River.
"Our Markets Here is Dull at this time. we made Great Crops of Cotten Last Year & now it is only worth $6 pr Hundred and Bacon Only 4 dollars pr Hundred & Very Plenty at that. flour $2 pr Hundred & Corn $1.25 cents pr barrel.
"The Great topick of talk about here is very unpopular Democratick Polk. Mexican war a Very Shameful thery of the Contemptible President of ours but I never Expected any Better of him for I knew him so well. as I know nothing of your Politicks whether an administration man or not I Do no wish to hurt your feelings but I do Hope that you Support the whig principles for I cannot Se how that modern Democracy Ever Got in the family of Field but Brother John Goes it Strong. Although Some years past He opposed that Principle. 
Field, Andrew (I12966)
 
2006 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1817-ca 1880: Sketch of John Murrell
John Murrell was born in 1817 in Dickson County. On December 17, 1835, he married Sarah Harris. John and Sarah had ten children. Sarah died before 1855, for on August 22, 1855, he married Charlotte "Lotty" Tolar. John and Lotty Murrell had ten children, among whom was Susan Ann, born March 14, 1866.
A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 82.
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1874, April 8
Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book S, Page 429.
From: John Murrell
To: Mickins Murrell
Description: 50 acres of landfor $150.00
Location: Dickson County, District #1 ... near Jacob Erington's line running West of North with the Waverly road ... to a stake in the Said Line hollow on Jacob Eringtons line. 
Murrell, John (I13019)
 
2007 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1818: Sketch of Margaret Ann Simpson
Margaret Ann, a daughter of William and Margaret Ann Maddox Simpson, was born about 1818. Prior to 1843, she married William Hedge, and they had seven children. William died in 1855, and Margaret married William Carroll Gunn. William and Margaret Gunn had two children, James Carroll and Avery
Edward. 
Simpson, Margaret Ann (I12859)
 
2008 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1825-1872: Sketch of Lucy Redden
Lucy Redden was born in Dickson County, Tennessee, about 1825. Little is known about her. The 1850 census of Dickson County shows her living in the household of Lucy Redden (age 66), along with Nancy (age 44), Sydney
L. (age 24), Mary (age 23), George L. (age 7), Frances (age 2), and W. B. (age 28).
The elder Lucy Redden was probably her mother or grandmother. Nancy Redden may have been her mother.
About 1850, Lucy married John H. Moore. By 1860, they had five children: F. L., James B.,William Frank, John T., and Elizabeth. John died in the War Between the States leaving Lucy a widow at the age of 38.
Lucy's son, Frank, wrote of the hardships the family endured following the death of his father: "I was six years old when my father got killed. My mother was a very poor woman, left with five little children, three boys and two girls. My uncle, Wiley Redden, moved us to a little house on his farm on Piney. My mother's uncles and other kinfolks kept us from starving until we got big enough to work." (Frank Moore, Dickson County Herald, November 19, 1937).
Lucy died about 1872.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 59-60. 
Redden, Lucy (I12889)
 
2009 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1825-1872: Sketch of Lucy Redden
Lucy Redden was born in Dickson County, Tennessee, about 1825. Little is known about her. The 1850 census of Dickson County shows her living in the household of Lucy Redden (age 66), along with Nancy (age 44), Sydney L. (age 24), Mary (age 23), George L. (age 7), Frances (age 2), and W. B.
(age 28).
The elder Lucy Redden was probably her mother or grandmother. Nancy Redden may have been her mother. About 1850, Lucy married John H. Moore. By 1860, they had five children: F. L., James B.,William Frank, John T., and Elizabeth. John died in the War Between the States leaving Lucy a widow at the age of 38. Lucy's son, Frank, wrote of the hardships the family endured following
the death of his father: "I was six years old when my father got killed. My mother was a very
poor woman, left with five little children, three boys and two girls. My uncle, Wiley Redden, moved us to a little house on his farm on Piney. My mother's uncles and otherkinfolks kept us from starving until we got big enough to work." (Frank Moore, Dickson County Herald, November 19,
1937).
Lucy died about 1872.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 59-60. 
Moore, Elizabeth (I12853)
 
2010 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1827-1863: Sketch of John H. Moore
John H. Moore was born about 1827 in Dickson County. His mother's name was Frances (born about 1805), but I have been unable to determine the name of his father. Census records of Dickson County show that in 1850, John was living at home With his mother, his brother, Bail, and two sisters, Nancy and Sarah. John married Lucy Redden about 1850 and they had five children. By 1860, John and his family were living in Hickman County where he was overseer of the Nunnelly Plantation.
On October 22, 1861, he volunteered at Camp Cheatham for the 42nd Tennessee Infantry, Confederate Army. In January of the following year he was discharged. His captain, Josiah R. Hubbard, wrote of him: "I certify that the soldier named John H. Moore Second Sergeant of Capt. Hubbards Company (A) of the 42 Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers of the Confederate States Army (?) in Hickman County in the State of Tennessee (remainder of sentence illegible) ... Six feet high Sullen complexion gray eyes black hair and by profession a farmer was enlisted by Lieutenant Hunt at Camp Cheatham Tennessee and is now entitled to a discharge by reason of disease of the kidneys causing partial Paralysis."
"The said Sergeant John H. Moore has never been paid any thing to this date."
"There is due him fifty three dollars & twenty Seven cents pay." "There is due him twelve dollars and thirty cents on account of clothing not drawn in kind. He is not indebted to the Confederate States in any sum on account of extra clothing. He has no account with (?) at all. Given induplicate at Camp Wilderness near Clarksville Tenn Jany 26, 1862." (Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Organizations from Tennessee, 42nd Infantry, MF Roll #288).
Apparently, John was forced to leave the service and didn't want to quit. Later, he reenlisted in Baxter's Battery. On April 27, 1863, while a member of that unit, he died at Tullahoma, Tennessee, probably from the kidney disease. (I have found no microfilm re-create his service in Baxter's Battery, but Confederate records for 1863-1865 are
sketchy). (The Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate, compiled from original and official sources, Edited by John Berrien Lindsey, M.D., D.D., The Reprint Company Publishers: Spartanburg, S.C., 1974, p. 868).
Kimbro-Field:A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 58-59.
(On July 25, 1992, Kenneth Kimbro, great-great-grandson of John H. Moore, was elected a member of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Camp No. 28, Sons of Confederate Veterans, on the war record of John Moore).
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1863, April 27: Baxter's Battery
JOHN MOORE - Baxter's Battery
Died 27 April 1863 at Tullahoma. Dickson County Herald, 19 Nov. 1937, says that John Moore, killed in war, also had brother J. B. Moore (Note: His brother was W. B., not J. B.) also who was killed. He married Lucy Redden and their children were: 1. W. Frank, born 20 Jan. 1856 Turkey Creek married Molly Manley
2. John
3. James Moore of Lyles
4. Daughter married Charles Chappell
5. Daughter married Jimmy Kimbro
Dickson County Handbook by Jill Knight Garrett, Southern Historical Press: Easley, S.C., 1984, p. 211. 
Moore, John H. (I12888)
 
2011 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1831 - 1915 Sketch of William Carroll Gunn
"Lawson and Mary Gunn had eleven children. The seventh child was William Carroll, corn August 14, 1831.William Carroll married Margaret Ann Simpson Hedge, the widow of William Carroll Hedge. At the time of their marriage, Margaret Ann had seven children by her first marriage. By 1860 the Gunns had two more children, James Carrolland Avery Edward. "On December 16, 1862, William Carroll and three of his brothers, Henry C., John R., and Andrew J., volunteered for the Confederate Army. By
July of 1863, all four of the Gunns had left the army and come home. I have found no explanation of why they left. "In the later part of his life, William Carroll was known as 'Uncle Billy' Gunn. He became a Methodist preacher and preached at Indian Creek, Fews Chapel, and Hurricane Chapel.
"In 1894 New Hope Methodist Church was built on land donated by William Carroll's brother, Wash Gunn. On August 8, 1898, William Carroll and Margaret Ann sold the church an additional two acres for $50.00, and a new parsonage was built.
"By 1915 New Hope was a thriving little church. Kate Caroline Wright Luther wrote of a great revival that was held that year: "'It was in August 1915, during the Wilson pastorate that the second memorable revival was held -there being 22 conversions and 16 additions to the church. In connection with this revival we are reminded of the truth of the Bible statement 'The prayer of a righteous man availeth much,' because 'Uncle Billy' Gunn had been praying for this revival for several years. I was a small child at this time butI remember clearly seeing his face wreathed in smiles though the tears werestreaming from his eyes. And I imagine he felt as one of old who said, 'Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace' for he said he could not die satisfied until this revival had come about. He selected as the text for his funeral the following: 'I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith,' and in a few short months he went to his reward.' (Humphreys County Heritage, Waverly, Tennessee, Vol. 2, p. 32).
"The youngest child of William Carroll and Margaret Ann Gunn was Avery Edward (our direct ancestor)."
Kimbro-Field: A Family History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 54-55.
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December 16, 1862 - William Carroll in Confederate Army
Gunn, Wm. C. Co. C,24 Batt'n, Tennessee Sharp Shooters (Maney's Battalion)
Sergeant/Sergeant
Muster Rolls:
Feb 28, 1863 - Present
Enlisted: Dec 16, 1862, Humphreys County, Tenn. by Capt. McAdoo for 3 Dec 16, 1862 to Feb 28, 1863 - Present
Last Paid: "Pay due since enlisted"
Mar & Apr, 1863 - Present
July & Aug, 1863
Last Paid by Capt Dahull(?)
Absent
"Deserted 2nd July on retreat from Tullahoma"
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Organizations from Tennessee, MF Roll #221
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February 12, 1870
Humphreys County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book S, Page 301.
From: William Few,et. al.
To: W. C. gunn
Description: 110 acres of land for $320
"For and in consideration of the sum of three hundred & twenty dollars ... we have ... sold ... to W. C. Gunn ... real estate lying ... on little Hurricane CreekCivil district No. 10 bearing the tract of land on which W C Hedge resides at the time of his death Beginning on a Black Walnut & Mulberry the south westCorner of a survey granted to Harmark Milidas by the State of North CarolinaGrant No. 125 ... Containing by estimation one hundred and ten acres ... this the 12 day of February 1870."
Signatures or marks by: William Few, W. L.Few, J. R. Gunn, S. G. Hedge, Cynthia Few, Mary Ann Gunn, Martha M. Few.
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August 8, 1898
Humphreys County, TN 
Gunn, William Carroll (I12858)
 
2012 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1832 - 1908: Sketch of Joseph Kimbro
In July, 1832, Nathaniel's youngest child, Joseph, was born. Joseph may have been the first of our Kimbro ancestors born in this state. By 1861, Joseph was married to Serena King and was the father of four children. Here, we slip into a "Kimbro Mystery." There is no doubt that Joseph volunteered and served in the Confederate Army duringthe War Between the States. Numerous references, including one obituary, refer to him as an "old Confederate" or "ex-Confederate" soldier. In 1937, Joseph's son, William James, wrote an article for the Dickson County Herald. In his letter he said, "My father was in the Civil War and I recall that my mother baked pies and cakes and took them to a nearby railroad and sold them tothe Yankees." (After the war, a town was built around this railroad. Firstit was called Forty-Two [since it was 42 miles from Nashville], then Sneedville, and finally Dickson).
So, what's the mystery? I have combed the war records of all Dickson and Hickman County units, and have never found any official evidence of Joseph's service. Perhaps he used his other name, or even more intriguing, he may have been a guerrilla. During Federal occupation, Dickson, Hickman, and Humphreys County guerrilla units were a painful thorn in the Yankee side, but few official records exist of their activities.
Regardless of how he served, he was gone from home for almost four years, returning in 1864 or 1865. By the time of his death in 1908, he and Serena had raised twelve children, the oldest of whom was William James (our direct ancestor).
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February 16, 1859: Joseph Sells 100 Acres to His Mother-in-law Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book L, Page 125.
From: Joseph Kimbro
To: Jane King
Description: 100 acres of land on Turkey Creek for $254.00. " ... Situated on Turkey Creek in District No 2 ... Beginning at a Stake withWhite Oak Pointers in Miss Larkin's North boundary Running thence
west ... thence North ... thence East ... thence South ... to the Beginning. Containing One hundred acres to be the Same More or less ..."
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December25, 1876
Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book P, Page 285.
From: JosephKimbro
To: James King
Description: $250.00 for mare 7 years old, 1 bay mare mule, 2 years old, 1 bay horse mule, 35 barrels of corn.
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1908, January: Obituary
Joe Kimbro, died Jan. 1908, "aged resident of Piney."Buried in family cemetery. 75 yrs. old & ex-Confederate soldier. Serena King Kimbro wife of Joe Kimbro, mother of 12 children, lived on Turkey Creek.
(Source not recorded) 
Kimbro, Joseph Thomas (I12854)
 
2013 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1839-1922: Sketch of Robert A. Southerland
John and Mary (Southerland)had ten children. Their third child, Robert A., was born January 7, 1839.
On November 29, 1861, Robert enlisted in Company B, 49th Tennessee Infantry,Confederate States Army, and was sent to Fort Donelson. In January of 1862, a measles epidemic swept the fort, resulting in the deaths of several soldiers. Those who lived near the fort were sent home.
About two weeks before the Battle of Fort Donelson, Robert and his brother, John J., were given a furlough and returned home to recuperate from the disease. The battle was raging when the two brothers and a Lieutenant Harding (?) attempted to get back to their units. Nearing the fort, they discovered that it was surrounded by Federal troops. Before they could escape, they were captured and taken to Hopkinsville, Kentucky. According to John, in Hopkinsville, the Federal soldiers made them "take the oath. If not, they would send my self and R. A. Southerland to Federal prison back north as I and R. A. Southerland was weak from the measles it would mean death to us is whey we accepted the oath rather than go to the Federal prison." (Confederate Pension Applications [Soldiers], Microfilm Roll No. 77).
Even after taking the Yankee oath Robert claimed that he attempted to rejoin his unit but could not find it. Apparently, he tried to enlist in another unit but was rejected because of his health. The war record for the Southerland family was not outstanding. The three oldest boys joined the Confederate Army, but were sent home with the measles and never returned. The two youngest boys became the black sheep of the family when they joined the Federals. According to their sister, "The two who fought for the North ran away from home. We didn't know where they were going." (Mrs. M. D. Corlew, Dickson County Herald, March 10, 1939).
Robert Southerland married Nancy Dona Harrell February 19, 1873, and they had eight children. Robert died in Birmingham, Alabama, August 18, 1922.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 82-83.
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1883-1888: Land Deeds
1883, April 9
Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book Y, Page 298.
From: Albert B. Payne
To: Robert A. Southerland
Description: 74 acres of land for $222.00
Location: Dickson County... being part of what is known as the Worley
Furnace lands ...
1888, July18
Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book Y, Page 297.
From: R. A. Southerland and wife
To: Percy Warner
Description: 11.25 acres of land for $148.50 plus 3.82 acres of land
Location: Dickson County ... Beginning at a Dogwood in my (Warner's) west line ... 
Southerland, Robert A. (I12878)
 
2014 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1845-1916 - Sketch of Mart Moody
James Martin ("Mart") Moody, the oldestchild of William and Charity Gardner Moody, was born on Yellow Creek in Dickson County, June 8, 1845. On December 2, 1862, at the age of seventeen, Mart volunteered for the Confederate Army as a member of Napier's Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry. War records indicate that he enlisted at Waverly and furnishedhis own horse (valued at $130). During his service, he fought in several battles, including Parker's Cross Roads, Brentwood, and Thompson Station. In 1864, sick with typhoid fever, he was sent home from Alabama to the care of his father. By the time he recovered, the war had ended.
In 1912 a fellow soldier, J. F. Martin, wrote of him: "I was with J. M. Moody in Company E, 10th Tennessee Cavalry under Capt. Minor and Col. Napier and said J. M. Moody was with his company & regiment until he was taken sick with typhoid fever in 1864 in Ala. My regiment doctor was Hall and Hall turned J. M. Moody over toMoodys father for treatment as MD and J. M. Moody was not able to return to his company until after the war was over which the soldiers was then disbandedand the said Moody made a good and faithful soldier." (Confederate PensionApplications
[Soldiers] Microfilm Roll No. 94).
In a sworn deposition in 1913, Mrs. V. A. Wright stated: "that she is 83 years old and is now a citizenof Humphreys County Tenn. Was a citizen of Dickson County Tenn during the war ... that she was personally acquainted with J. M. Moody, knew him all of his life, knows that he was in the Rebel Army until 1864 and that his Father went off & Brought J. M. Moody home sick with typhoid fever and the J. M. Moody remained at home for about a month. The Yankees came into the neighborhoodand his father sliped him away to one of his uncles in Robertson county as his Father told me. He did not come home any more until after the war closed."
(Ibid.)
After the war, Mart worked in his father's store in Gillam (Tennessee City), and then traveled to Texas where he spent two years sawmilling.
Returning to Dickson County, he married Margaret Blanks, December 22, 1869.
From 1869 until the 1890s, he was a successful farmer. In 1874, he was elected magistrate of the First District of Dickson County and served three years when he resigned. Margaret died about 1888, leaving Mart a widower with nine children. On March 21, 1889, he married Martha Gilbert, a native of Franklin County, Tennessee.
In the 1890s he moved to Humphreys County where, in 1902, he was elected county judge. He served this post for several years, andwas said to have never missed a session.
Mart Moody died January 4, 1916,at the age of 70.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 57-58.
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1862:War Records of Mart Moody
Co. B, Napier's Battalion, Tennessee Cavalry (Confederate)
Private
Muster Roll Card No. 48482304
Company Muster Roll: Dec.7, 1862 to ____, 186_; Dated Dec. 7
Enlisted When: Dec 7
Where: Waverly
By Whom: Col. J. W. Johnson
Period: 3 yrs.
Horses: Valuation: $130.00
Muster Roll Signed by J. N. Norris
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from Tennessee, Napier's Battalion, Cavalry, MF Roll #82.
Muster Roll:
J. M. Moody
Private, Co. E., 10 Reg't Tennessee Cavalry
May and June, 1863
Enlisted:
When: Dec. 7, 1862
Where:Waverly, Tenn
By Whom: Col. Johnson
Period: War
Last Paid:
By Whom:Maj. Severson
To What Time: Apr. 30, 1863
Present or Absent: Absent
Remarks: Absent sick Hospital Florence Ala.
Compiled Records of Confederate Soldiers, 10th (DeMoss') Cavalry, MF Roll #45. 
Moody, James Martin (I12862)
 
2015 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1855 - 1908: Sketch of William James Kimbro
By the time of his death in1908, Joseph Kimbro and his wife, Serena, had raised twelve children, the oldest of whom was William James. William James ("Jimmy") Kimbro married Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Moore,
February 12, 1879. She died in 1902, leaving Jimmy a relatively young widower with eight children. Family tradition says he remarried at least once, but I have found no records of later marriages. He died November 8, 1946, at the age of 91.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 49.
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THE OVER-EIGHTY CLUB
From 1937 until 1939, the Dickson County Herald sponsored an "Over-Eighty Club" where senior citizens wrote to the paper about their activities and their memories. Several of my relatives were members.The letter that follows was written by William James Kimbro:
September 3,1937
I was born on Turkey Creek in Dickson County, August 13th, 1855. My mother's maiden name was Serena King. My father was Joe Kimbro. I was the oldest son of twelve children, nine boys and three girls. The boys besides myself are living now. My father was in the Civil War and I recall that my mother baked pies and cakes and took them to a nearby railroad and sold them to the 'Yankees.' We had tough times then. I remember my father made trips to Nashville in a two-horse wagon and my oldest brother, Johnnie, and I would go along with him. Father was a farmer and he lived to be seventy-five years old. I used to tell him that I wouldn't live that long and he said that I might. I am now eighty-two year of age. I have been blessed with good health. I am able to do all my chores and some light work and I can walk over my place, of which I am thankful.
On February 12, 1879, I was married to Lizzie Moore. We were blessed with eight children, five girls and three boys. My wife died in 1902, one daughter died at the age of ten years, and my oldest daughter, Mrs. Ida Bowen, died in 1919.
I now have six children living - two daughters who live with me and the others all live in Dickson County. I have twenty-two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. I have been a farmer all my life. I always made my crop and then I would haul stave bolts, logs,and crossties. I've lived in Dickson County all my life and I think it is agood place to live.
Sincerely,
W. J. Kimbro 
Kimbro, William James (I12852)
 
2016 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1857
"In my notes I have an entry, 'In 1857 Jesse bought two coffins and cases for a child on October 8 and November 10 from an E. Kimbro.' These coffins were for his young daughters, Mary Frances and Martha Jane, who die within two months of one another."
An entry was added as a footnote to the statement above: "Unfortunately, I lost the source of this note and have been unable to find it again."
Kimbro-Field: A Family History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 65.
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1860
In a letter to Edythe Rucker Whitley, Marshall Field stated that "Jesse had moved to Hickman County around 1860-61."
Also, he is listed in the1860 Census of Hickman County, Tennessee, 9th District, MF Roll #1257 (Census Page 96, Dwelling 289, Family 289). The family and their ages are listed as: Jesse (45), Rebecca (35), Wm. J. (13), Susan (11), Thomas (8), George W.(7), and Jesse A. (1).
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1994
In the Spring of 1994, Lucille Kimbro, Barbara Norman, and Kenneth Kimbro visited the old Jess Field Home place in Hickman County, Tennessee. We met and were shown around by the current owner (unfortunately, I have forgotten his name). The new owner has reassembled the original Field Farm, all 1700 acres. He told us that during the War Between the States, Jesse was burned out by the Yankees. He showed us the cabin where the family lived until they
could rebuild (I ran out of film and don't have a picture).
It was an interesting and enlightening trip, although we didn't get to go inside the Field house. 
Field, Jesse (I12870)
 
2017 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1862, December 13: George L. Redden as a Confederate Soldier
Lucy's younger brother was George L. Redden. On December 13, 1862, George enlisted in the 11th Infantry of the Confederate Army. In December, 1863, he was reported as "wounded and at hospital since Nov. 25, 1863." (Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Organizations From Tennessee, MF Roll #162). He recovered from his wounds, returned to service, and remained in the Army until the end of
the war.
On June 17, 1865, he was paroled at Montgomery, Alabama. His parole document described him as 6 feet, light hair, blue eyes, and fair complexion.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 60.
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1862, December 13: War Records of George L. Redden
Enlisted: December 13, 1862
Where: Dickson Co.
By Whom: Captain Tidwell
Period: 3 years
In December,1863, reported absent with remarks, "Wounded and at hospital since Nov. 25,1863."
Paroled at Montgomery, Alabama, June 17, 1865.
Description:
Height: 6 feet ___ inches
Hair: Light
Eyes: Blue
Complexion: Fair
Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served In Organizations from Tennessee, 11th Infantry, N-S, MF Roll #162. 
Redden, George L. (I13034)
 
2018 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1863?
I have found no records regarding the death of Mary Hedge Gunn, and the date of 1863 is pure speculation. No reference of Mary is found after 1863. Four of her boys, Henry, J. R., Andrew, and William joined the Confederate Army in 1863. All four deserted in 1863 within a month on one another. I am speculating that Mary died and the Gunn boys could not come home, sothey deserted. (MKK). 
Hedge, Mary (I12861)
 
2019 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1868,December.
The England Families by Tony England, 1993.
Jones Martin's firstwife was Amanda England, Matilda's Sister. Amanda died May 18, 1868. In December, 1868, Matilda married Jones, her sister's widower. 
England, Matilda (I13093)
 
2020 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1880: Age Discrepancy In Census Records
Jane's birth date is given as 1820, but in the 1880 census, she gave her age as 65. That means that she would have been born about 1815, not 1820.
Dickson County, Tennessee, 1880 Census, Page 6, Dwelling 38, Family 38, MF Reel No. 20. 
King, Jane (I12887)
 
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1882, November 30: "Will Winter" In Dickson
"J. T. Moore, the photographer, who has been at Kingston Springs for the past month or two, returned Monday and informs us that he will probably winter here."
The Dickson County Press, Thursday, November 30, 1882.
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1898, October 21: Sells Photo Gallery
"John T. Moore has sold his branch gallery at Huntingdon and has returned to his main gallery here, where he will be constantly found supervising the excellent works he turns out."
The Home Enterprise, Dickson, Tennessee, Friday,October 21, 1898. 
Moore, John T. (I13009)
 
2022 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1895, January 7 (probate date)
Dickson County, Tennessee, Wills, Page 324, Will No. 454.
454 Last Will And Testament of C. E. Moody
I Charity E.Moody of the County of Dickson State of Tennessee do make and publish this asmy last will and testament revoking any will that I may have made heretofore. I will and bequeath to my son Robt H. Moody my house and lot at Gillem Station Tenn (Tenn City) containing about five acres now occupied by myself andSon Oscar N. Moody. I also will and bequeath to my said son Robt H. Moody all the furniture and parlor fixtures as it is to-day I want my daughter GenieHard to have my bed that I now own and occupy it and the bedding. The balance of the beds and bedding and furniture I want equally divided between my children.
I will to my son O. N. Moody place No. One which contains fifty acres including all out houses and the dwelling. The place No. 2 I will also Tomy son O. N. Moody. I will to him also place No. 3 which also contains fifty acres.
I will and bequeath to W. C. Moody my house and buggy.
C. E. Moody
We have this day signed our names to this will in the presence of Mr. C. E. Moody and by her request.
Jno C Farris
George Hard
Coded No. 1
It is my request for Wally Hard and Cole (?) (?) now to have my trunk of land whichis known as the Ridge land it contains 200 acres. It is my request to haveit sold and equally divided between the 3 children. That is my last request.All I have got.
C. E. Moody
Coded No. 2
This is my wish and desire thisday if I can will my place that B W Moody and Willy Hoges (?) (?) sell for asupport me if I can't. Well it is my wish and desire to sell the two placesand divide the money between the 6 children. This is my will and desire that Mart carry out. I want to do as near right as I can. This is my will.
C. E. Moody
State of Tennessee Dickson County Jan Term 1895
This day was presented in open court the last will and testament and the two codicels thereto(?) which paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of C. E. Moody deceased was duly proven to be true by the oaths of George Hard Jno CFarris two of the subscribing witnesses to the same and by the oaths of R HMoody and B W Moody who testified in open court that the codicels to said will were wholly in the hand writing of their mother C. E. Moody with which theyare acquainted and that said codicels were found among the valuable papers of said C. E. Moody after
her death. Whereupon the Court ordered said will tobe recorded. 
Gardner, Charity E. (I12865)
 
2023 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1898
My grandfather, John Wesley Field, often told of a conversation hehad as a youth. When he was small, his parents, Jesse A. M. and Susie Murrell Field, purchased and moved their family to what was known as "The Old Springer Place". Shortly after they moved, Wesley was sitting on the fence in front of the house when a man walked by. They began a conversation. After awhile, the older man asked the youth, "What's your name, Son?" My grandfather's reply was, "It used to be Field but I reckon it's Springer now."
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pages 103-104. 
Field, John Wesley, Sr. (I12866)
 
2024 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1911-1976: Sketch of James Kimbro
The second child and oldest boy of Ivan and Maggie Kimbro was James
Edward. Named after his two grandfathers, William James Kimbro and Avery
Edward Gunn, James was born October 18, 1911, in McEwen, Tennessee. On
November 18, 1935, he married Geneva Lucille Field. James and Lucille
had two children, Marlan Kenneth and Barbara Gayle.
James was quite an industrious man. Lacking a formal education, he spent
most of his life doing physical labor. In his later years,he founded a
small construction business as a secondary occupation. Using his shrewd
sense of business and his sharp mind, his endeavors proved quite
successful. By the time of his death, he had earned a reputation as one
of the better home builders in the Davidson-Sumner County area.
James died of cancer, February 7, 1976.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle
Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 49.
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"FEET,GET ME OUT OF HERE!"
Strange and unexplainable things have a way of happening during wartime.
For Eno Community, the World War II incident was the floating light.
About the turn of the century, Bill Springer was shot from his horse as
he crossed Piney River just below Eno Church. Legend says that at the
time of his murder, he was carrying a lantern, but it was never found. Of
course the floating light was supposed to be his lantern searching for
its master.
Reportedly, in the early 1940's, a light would float down the creek to
the church, come by the church, and up to the road to Eno Cemetery.
At the time, my aunt and uncle, Lloyd and Christine Kimbro Pruett lived
on a farm thatbordered the church grounds. The church was but a short
distance behind their house. On one occasion it is said that the light
passed their home and brightly lit every room in the house.
My father, James Kimbro, said he once sawthe light. He told me of the
occasion several times and to me, it became his best ghost story.
It was after dark and he was walking home. The road ran by Eno Cemetery
and he was in front of the cemetery when he first spotted thelight. He
said it moved by the church toward Uncle Lloyd's and Aunt Christine's
house, straight toward him.
Every time he told the story, I interrupted at this point and asked,
"What did you do, Daddy?"
Always, he gave the same answer, "I said, 'Feet, get me out of here!' and
I ran. I wasn't going towait around to see what that thing was going to
do."
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle
Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 104-105. 
Kimbro, James Edward (I12845)
 
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1918 Great World War
TENNESSEE's ROLL OF HONOR
Gold Star Records
Name in full: Thomas C. Field (should be C.Thomas Field)
Date of birth: May 8th 1894
Where born: Centerville, Hickman Co., Tenn.
Name of parents: Messe M. Field & (Susie's name is missing)
Nearest Kin: Jesse M. Field, Dickson, Tenn., R#4 (Father)
Date entering service: Inducted, Dickson, Tenn., July 24/18
Branch of Service: Infantry (Sept. Aut. Repl. Draft, cp. Gordon, Ga.)
Company: 14th
Rank when first in service: Private
Where Trained: Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga.
Date of Sailing: Sept. 26, 1918.
Date of Arrival in Europe: Oct., 1918
Died, date and place:Oct. 8, 1923, France (should be Oct. 8, 1918)
Cause of death: Died of measles and pneumonia 
Field, Curtis Thomas (I12930)
 
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1924,May 11: Death of Bill Murrell
(Following is an entry taken from the Diary of Molly Manley Moore and a note I added concerning my relation to Bill Murrell).
Bill Murrel was killed May the 11th 1924 (Bill Murrell was a brother to my great-grandmother, Susie Murrell Field. He was shot and killed by his son. My mother says she remembers going to the trial that followed the murder. She doesn't remember the trial itself. She only remembers how handsome the Murrell boy was that was accused of killing his father).
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro,1992, p. 125. 
Murrell, William G. (I13039)
 
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Administrative Settlement (inventory) dated 10/28/1841. Maury County, Tennessee, Book Z, Page 249.
(Partial List)
By Cash paid Benj Curtis on proven amt 34.00
By Cash paid Robert Williams on proven amt 38.50
By Cash paid N. Porter shff Taxes for 1839 & 1840 5.50
Allowance to adminr for his service 80.00
Admn Proven and against the estate for gathering crop & clothes furnished for the negroes belonging to the estate
of the Dec'd 70.00
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Whole amt of credit 782.34
Bal in hand of Admn 1585.82 
Curtis, Joshua (I12893)
 
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Deed dated 3/6/1842. Dickson County, Tennessee, Book H, Page 146.
From:John A. Baker
To: John C. Evans
Eight head of sheep and a bay mare for $30.
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Land Grant dated 3/15/1844. Dickson County, Tennessee, Book20, Page 746, Number 17688, 500 acres.
Granted To: John A. Baker "... five hundred acres by Survey, bearing date of the 4th day of January 1844 lying in said County, on the waters of Pine River & bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a post oak eighty poles west of Gatess Pond running south one hundred & eighty eight poles to a post oak thence East two hundred & sixty poles to a post oak thence North three hundred & eight poles to a Spanish oak thencewest two hundred & sixty poles to four hickories thence South one hundred &twenty ples to the Beginning. "In Witness whereof, James C. Jones Governor ofthe State of Tennessee, hath hereunto set his hand; and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed, at Nashville, on the 15th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four and of the Independence of the United States the sixty-eighth."
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During the War Between the States, John Baker and his family were Southern sympathizers. As such, they paid dearly for their convictions. The Yankees robbed them of everything they owned and ruined him financially. In 1862, he was forced to sellhis land grant property to pay debts.
Deed dated 3/18/1862. Dickson County, Tennessee, Book L, Page 590.
From: John A. Baker
To: B. F. Walker
"For the purpose of securing the payment of the following debts ... to R Nesbittforty one and ??/100 doll by note of this date to John Vanhook a note of about one hundred and twenty five or thirty dollars on which his h. Coleman is my security due about two years ago, John C. Evans a Judgment for fifty five dollars and rendered by Thos Flanary some two years ago ... to Jane Slayden (now Pickell) a judgment for twenty four dollars rendered by J. T. Baker on 13March 1862 on which Jas M Neilly is my security to G. W. Few a Judgment for Sixty Dollars Interest & costs
rendered by J. T. Baker some 10 or 12 months ago on which B. F. Walker is my security ... to W. E. Pickell a note for some $20 or $25 ... Thereby convey to B. F. Walker interest one buggy three ? horses, one black horse, one Sorrel Filly 2 years old, one black mare, ten head ofstock hogs, one clock, one bed ... one Set Buggy harness, gold watch and one tract of land of 500 acres ... on head waters of Pine River, Garners Creek& Yellow Creek granted to me by the State of Tennessee by Grant No. 17688 ... Mch 18th 1862.
"J A Baker"
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Deed dated 2/22/1869. Dickson County, Tennessee, Book N, Page 457.
From: John A. Baker and Wife Eliza Baker
To: Samuel Tule(?)
"We John A. Baker and wife Eliza Baker ... unto Samuel Tule of Madison County Alabama ... a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Dickson County dist. No 1 containing by survey four hundred and Sixty Eight Acres Three Rods & twenty four poles ... Beginning on a Black Oak in a drain of Yellow Creek ... this 22nd day February 1869.
John A. Baker her mark Elizax Baker 
Baker, John A. (I12876)
 
2029 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
February 28, 1940: Obituary
FIELD, Mrs. Susie Murrell, 74, died March 1940 (wrong!), born 28 Sept 1890 (wrong!); wife of Jesse M. Field. Died 28 Feb. 1940. Died at Eno. Dickson County, Tennessee Cemetery Records and Obituaries by Jill K. Garrett and Iris H. McClain, Vo. II, 1970, p. 177. 
Murrell, Susan Ann (I12869)
 
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January 14, 1824
Sumner County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book 12, Page 75.
From: Allen Gardner, Sally Gardner, Isaac Perry and his wife Elizabeth
To: Martin Gardner
Description: 230 acres for $800.00
" ... paid to Allen Gardner, Sally Gardner, Isaac Perry and his wife Elizabeth being the only Legatees of Bryant Gardner dec'd ... On a branch of Manskers Creek ... "
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October 5, 1829
Sumner County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book 12, Page 245.
From: Martin Gardner
To: Isaac Walton
Description: 100 acres for $700.00
"Beginning on said Waltons land on a sycamore tree on Gardner branch ..."
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December 16, 1836
Sumner County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book 16, Page49.
From: Martin Gardner
To: John Stratton
Description: 130 acres for$1000.00
"Beginning at a hickory on Gardners Branch Isaac Walton corner running east ... to a mulberry thence North twenty poles ... East ... to a stake and Rock on a branch then up said Branch with it meanders North ten degrees East ... to a burch then North ... East to Buck (?) line thence South ... to Isaac Waltons line then west with said line to Gardners
Branch then up said Branch with it meanders to the Beginning ... " 
Gardner, Martin (I12968)
 
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Land Grant dated 5/13/1840. Dickson County, Tennessee Land Grants, Book 20, Page 188, Number 17129, 190 acres.
Granted To: Washington England
" ... GRANTED by the said State of Tennessee, unto Washington England a certain trace or parcel of land, containing one hundred and ninety acres by Survey, bearing date the 13th day of May 1840 lying in said County, on the waters of Pine River and bounded as follows to wit. Beginning at a beech George Evans North West Corner; running thence North with Henderson Dunegan's West boundary...
"With the hereditaments and appurtenances;--To HAVE and to HOLD the said TRACT or parcel of LAND, with its appurtenances, the said Washington England and his heirs forever.
"In Witness where, James C. Jones Governor ..."
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Deed dated 7/31/1845. Dickson County, Tennessee, Book 29, Page 326.
From: Washington and Eleanor England (spelled Elendor in document)
To: Methodist Trustees
Description: Land on which Eno Methodist Church was built. This indenture made this 31st day of July in the year Our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and forty five between Washington England and Elendor his wife of the County of Dickson in the State of Tennessee of the one part and Henderson Dunagan, Memory England, James M. Seymore,
Benjamin Baker, Wm M. England trustees in trust for the uses and purposes herein after mentioned all of the County of Dickson in the State of Tennessee aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Washington England and his wife Elendor for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars in hand paid at and upon the sealing and delivery of
these presents the receipt hereby acknowledged hath given granted bargained sold released confirmed and conveyed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell release confirm and convey unto them the said Henderson Dunagan, Memory England, James M. Seymore, Benj Baker and Wm M. England & their successors all the estate, right, title, interest, property claims and demand whatsoever either in law or equity which he the said Washington England & his wife Elendor hath in & to on upon all and singular a certain lot or piece of land situated lying and being in the County of Dickson on Piney Creek and State aforesaid bounded and butted as follows to wit:
Beginning at a Spanish oak on the west side of the creek and runs from thence East to the creek thence with the creek up to a sugar maple standing on the West side of the creek, thence South to the corner of the field & from thence with the fence South East to the beginning corner containing and laid out for one acre of land, together with all and singular, the houses, wood waters, ways, privileges & appurtenances there unto belonging or in any wise pertaining to have and to hold all and singular, the above mentioned & described lot of field of land situate lying & being as aforesaid together with all the houses, wood waters, wood ways and privileges thereunto belonging to them the said trustees and their successors in office so long as said lot or piece of land with the houses, wood waters, ways & c. shall be used as a place of public worship for the use of the members of the Methodist E. Church in the
united states of America according to the rules and discipline which from time to time may be agreed upon and accepted by their ministers and pastors of the sd church at their several conferences in the United states of America, farther that they shall at all times while sd place is kept for worship permit such ministers & preachers as shall from time to time be duly authorized by the General Conference of the ministers or preachers of the Methodist E. Church or by the annual conference authorized by the General Conference to preach and expound Gods holy word
therein and in farther trust that as oft 
England, George Washington (I13088)
 
2032 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
Miscellaneous Records, Williamson County, Tennessee, Vol. 4, by Louise Gillespie Lynch, 1981, Page 1.
"Found in loose records in Williamson County: "17 Jan.1828 - Benjamin Curtis Estate - Elizabeth Curtis, widow of Benjamin Curtis, deceased said Benjamin died in 1826 intestate and that Joshua Curtis was appointed as admr. A short time after the death of Benjamin, Elizabeth had a male child which is his only lineal. Benjamin owned a tract of land bounded by Benjamin Curtis, Sr., Moses Curtis containing 93 acres and 3 rods. The young Benjamin Curtis has no guardian and Ransom Dudley is to be appointed. Elizabeth wants a dower set aside for her.
"Deposition of Ransom Dudley - he makes oath that he is the grandfather of Benjamin Curtis, the son of Benjamin Curtis deceased and is making application to be appointed grdn. for said child." 
Sarah (I13113)
 
2033 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
On March 10, 1863, William F. England rode to Columbia and joined the Confederate Cavalry. He was enlisted in Company E, DeMoss' 10th Tennessee Cavalry, by aLt. Nesbitt. The roll call for April 30 shows that he was present and was paid $24.40 for the use of his horse. He was not present at the roll call of June 30. No further records exist for him until the end of the war, when we find a Prisoner of War card dated Gainesville, Alabama, May 10, 1865.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 74.
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Compiled Service Records of SoldiersWho Served in Organizations from Tennessee. 10th (DeMoss') Cavalry. MF Roll#44.
Co. E., 10 (DeMoss')
Tennessee Cavalry
Confederate
Enlisted: March 10, 1863
Where: Columbia
By Whom: Lt. Nesbitt
Period: War
W. F. England, Pvt., Co. F., 10 and 11 Reg't Tenn. Cav., Residence, Dickson County,Tenn.
Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War of Co. F., 10 and 11 Tenn. Regiment of Cavalry Confederate States Army, commanded by Capt. T. S. Easley, surrendered at Citronelle, Ala., by Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, C.S.A., to Maj. Gen.E.R.S.
Canby, U.S.A., May 4, 1865, and paroled at Gainesville, Ala., May 10, 1865. Roll dated Gainesville, Ala., May 10, 1865. 
England, Willie F. (I13090)
 
2034 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
REBEL HAUNTS AND YANKEE HORSE THIEVES
John Baker was my 3rd-great-grandfather. John and his wife, had at least six children, the oldest of whom wasMissouri. Missouri married Richard England, and many years later became Mommy England to her granddaughter (my grandmother). It was Mommy who experienced the events and told of what I am calling "Rebel Haunts and Yankee Horse Thieves." A delight of my childhood was for my grandmother to repeat these stories to me. I am writing them now as I remember her telling them. 
Baker, Missouri Cordelia (I12875)
 
2035 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
THE OVER-EIGHTY CLUB
From 1937 until 1939, the Dickson County Herald sponsored an "Over-Eighty Club" where senior citizens wrote to the paper about their activities and their memories. Several of my relatives were members. The letter that follows was written by Dona Harrell Southerland: December 2,1938
I was eighty-three years old my last birthday, having been born November 4th, 1855, the daughter of John and Jeanetta Dotson Harrell. My father was born in Gates County, North Carolina, and my mother came to this county from Hopkinsville, Ky. I was born on a farm, ten or fifteen miles from here on what used to be called the Old Stage Road. There were seven of us, five girls and two boys. My brother George Harrell and myself are the only two living. George is 89 and wrote to the Club some time ago.
From the time I can remember, my daddy lived on a farm. When I was young I worked and sewed. My mother was a tailer by trade and she taught all of us girls to sew, and I can and did sew. I have worked in the house and also out in the fields. I never did weave any or make any cloth, but I did spin. I liked to spin very much. When I was growing up I had a good time. My father was a poor man and we were poor people, but we had a good time, just the same. From the cradle up, we children had to mind, and I'm not bragging on myself, but I never had a whipping in my life.
I can remember very little about the Civil War. George is older than I and he remembers a good deal about it. The man I later married,however, was in the Southern Army.
I lived with my parents until I was married. I never hired out a day in my life. On Thursday, Feb. 19, 1873, I was married at home to Rob A. Southerland of Dickson County. Justice J. T. Baker performed the ceremony. We had a nice wedding. There wasn't any big crowd, but a whole lot were there. My husband was raised on a farm, but after our marriage we didn't go to live on a farm. He worked at Cumberland Furnace,where he ran a blacksmith shop. We went there and lived the first seven years we were married. I had been married fifteen months when my first child was born. We had three children, born at Cumberland Furnace. We then moved out to Piney to a farm and lived there until 1918. There five more children were born. I am the mother of eight children. Robert Russell
Southerland, who lives in Birmingham, Ala., is the only child living. I have eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. While we lived on Piney, my husband was a blacksmith on the Narrow Guage Railroad for two years and eight months.After that he worked on the farm and around Dickson, etc. In 1918 we went to Birmingham to live. My husband who had gotten crippled up working here wasn't able to do anything. He died August 18, 1922, at the age of eighty-three years, eight months and one day.
After my husband's death I continued to live in Birmingham with my children until six years ago and then I came back to Dickson County and have since been living with my grandson, R. Clarence England, and his family. He was a tiny child when his mother (my daughter) died.
The England family had a reunion on Piney at Mary England's on August 28th. I'm the only aunt in the family still living. At that time my son from Birmingham cam to see me. There isn't a week passes that I don't hear from him. There were lots of relatives at the reunion. Some of my own nieces and nephews I hadn't ever seen, my sister's children, came. On the sixth of November I attended Cassie Joslin's birthday party. There sure was a big crowd there, several hundred. I go to her party every year.
I never did anything in my life that I'm ashamed of, anybody on earth knowing I won't want anything against me when I pass out. 
Harrell, Nancy Dona (I12879)
 
2036 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
THE OVER-EIGHTY CLUB
From 1937 until 1939, the Dickson County Herald sponsored an"Over-Eighty Club" where senior citizens wrote to the paper about their activities and their memories. Several of my relatives were members. The letter that follows was written by George Harrell: September 9, 1938
I was born in 1849, making me eighty-nine years old the eighth of last January. I was born in the first district of Dickson County, the son of John and Jane Harrell. My mother was from Christian County, Ky., and my father from Gates County, N.C. I had one brother, Nathan Harrell, and five sisters. We all married and had families in this state.
I can remember the Civil War very well. I helped bury people who were killed and who died during those times. I have always lived in Dickson County, and at the age of 21 I married Isabelle Baker. I never was out of the state but one time, when I went to Oklahoma and spent six weeks. I just went out to look at the country, which was fine,
but I didn't like it so well. I didn't like that windy weather and the sand storms they have there.
I have had lots of ups and downs in my life, but I think I have a good many friends. I always love to meet and talk with them. I knock about and pass off the time the best I can. I have been married four times so far and don't know just how it will be yet, but if they fool with me much I'll marry again.
W. (George Washington) Harrell Dickson, Tennessee
A Family History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 137. 
Harrell, George (I13033)
 
2037 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859, Dateof Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1818-1885 - Sketch of William A. Moody
William A.Moody was born February 14, 1818, in Robertson (now Cheatham) County, Tennessee. I have been unable to determine the name of William's father but in allprobability, he was a descendant of Dr. Benjamin F. Moody, a pioneer of Middle Tennessee. In 1939, Mrs John Trotwood Moore wrote that "several descendants of the Moody and Cage families were doctors." She concluded that these two families "were among the most prominent in Middle Tennessee." (Mrs. John Trotwood Moore, Tennessee Records of Cheatham County, Bible and Tombstone Records, p. 71).
After graduating from the Philadelphia School of Medicine, William married Charity E. Gardner of Sumner County, June 29, 1844. In 1847, William was elected to the Tennessee State House of Representatives where he served until 1855. While serving as a state representative, he continued his education and graduated from the University of Nashville in 1852.
Throughout his adult life Dr. Moody had extensive land dealings. The largest of these occurred on January 7, 1856, when he purchased 2,000 acres on Yellow Creek in Dickson and Humphreys Counties. By 1860 he was one of the wealthier citizensof the county with assets of $35,000. (When you consider that the average salary for Dickson County at that time was $12.00 to $24.00 a month, $35,000 represents a substantial amount of money). During the war years and the Reconstruction that followed, he managed to hold on to much of his land.
In the years of occupation, the Federals maintained a railroad outpost in the southwestern part of the county. It was called Fort Gillem, or Gillem's Station, after its commander. Following the war, William Moody and a Mr. Pickett purchased land at Gillem's Station. They opened a store and founded a village in the area. For some time the village
continued to be known as Gillem, but aftera while the citizens grew tired of the hostile name, and renamed it Tennessee City.
Reconstruction ended in Tennessee earlier than in some parts of the South. By 1872, Dickson, Cheatham, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, and Perry Counties had regained control of their government and they elected William Moody as their State Senator. He served in the 38th General Assembly from 1873-1875.
William died September 12, 1885, at the age of 67.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, p. 56.
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Questions about W. A. Moody:
1. Could Dr. Benjamin F. Moody have been W. A. Moody's grandfather? W.
A. Moody had a son named Benjamin F.
2. Could James W. Moody have been his uncle?
"James W. Moody was born November 11, 1781 in Cheatham County and was the son of Dr. Benjamin F. Moody, several descendants of the Moody and Cage families were doctors.
" ... The Cage and Moody families were among the most prominent in Middle Tennessee."
James W. Moody; b. 11/11/1781; d. 8/9/1815 Tennessee Records of Cheatham County, Bible and Tombstone Records, prepared by The Historical Records Survey Transcription Unit, Works Progress Administration, T. Marshall Jones, State Director (The Historical Records Survey: Nashville, June 27, 1939), p.71.
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Land Deeds For William Moody, 1849-1885
1849, August 20 Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book I, Page 481.
From: William A. Moody
To: Willaim D. Balthrop
Description: 100 acres for $500.00
Location: Dickson County, District #11, West Bank of Yellow Creek.
1854, January 4 Dickson County, Tennessee, Deeds, Book K, Page 193.
From: William D. Balthrop
To: William A. Moody
Description: 100 acres for $700.00
Location:Dickson County, District #11 on west bank of Yellow Creek bounded by Jeremiah Nesbitt.
1855, April 16 Dickson County, Tenn 
Moody, William A. (I12864)
 
2038 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1859,Date of Import: Dec 20, 2000]
1612: Sketch of William Murrell
(Note: For 256 years (1612-1868), every generation of Murrells had at least one William and/or one Thomas in the family. In addition to William and Thomas, there are numerous Jefferys [spelled several different ways]. It has been extremely difficult to keep these names separated. By the time we move into the 1800s, John is added to the list and it becomes even more complicated).
Our oldest unbroken family line belongs to the Murrells. Before 1639, William and AnneMurrell left England for the American Colonies. They sailed with John Barrow and settled on the south side of the James River in James City County (nowSurry County), Virginia.
William was born in England in 1612, but neither Anne's birth date nor maiden name is known.
By 1639, the Murrells had established themselves in their new home. William lived in what is now Surry County and inspected tobacco in what is now a four-county area on both sided of the James River. On January 6 of that year we find recorded in the Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia Colony, "Chosen and appointed men of experience and integrity for the caefull [careful] viewing of each man's tobo [tobacco] for Henrico Co., Joseph Johnson, WILLIAM MURRELL, and John Will." (Jill K. Garrett, Editor, The Red River Counties of Middle Tennessee, Vol. 14, pp. 34-35).
From 1639 to 1653, William's name is found on numerous records in Virginia Books. In 1642 he became indebted for 20 pounds (English Currency), which was paid in full January 15, 1645. In 1652 two men became indebted to him for 1800 pounds of tobacco. William gave his age as 40 years when making testimony at a court trial, April 19, 1652. On
May 5, 1653, Anthony Truet was to pay William for 555 pounds of tobacco.
The names of five of William and Anne Murrell's children are known: Thomas, Jeffery, William, George, and Edward.
Kimbro-Field: A History of the Kimbro and Field Families of Middle Tennessee by Kenneth Kimbro, 1992, pp. 76-77.
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1653, May 3: John Barrow, Shipmaster for William and Anne
(John Barrow was the shipmaster for the ship on which William and Anne Murrell sailed from England to America. In 1653, John Barrow was granted some land for transporting his passengers).
John Barrow, 386 acs. Surry Co., 3 May 1653, p. 249. S.W. side of Upper Chipookes Cr., S. side of James Riv., bounded from George Burchers markt trees & c. Trans. of 8 pers: WILLIAM MURRALL, Toby West, Antho. Borley,
Richard Branie (or Braine), ANNE MORRALL, Susan Harrington.
Cavaliers And Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Volume I, by Nell Marion Nugent (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.: Baltimore, 1963), p. 286. 
Murrell, William (I13072)
 
2039 [Riddle_George Family Tree .ged.FTW]

Born in Johnstown, a part of Carterville 
Batzell, Harry Leslie (I12572)
 
2040 _FA1: Place: Was Methodist minister.
_FA2: Place: 5 children. 
Lusby, William Albert (I26)
 
2041 Hague, Thomas Hynson (I18455)
 
2042 “ Prince George’s County Maryland Index of Church Registers 1686-1885”, Helen W. Brown, 1988, Volume I, page 190 (Queen Anne Parish) shows that John Riddle, Jr. (father of James) was born Jul. 25, 1708, son of John [Sr.] & Elizabeth Riddle, his first wife, and that he had a brother, George, born Sep. 10, 1710. Riddle, John Jr. (I10498)
 
2043 “Maryland Marriage Records,” Vol. 13 Annie Walker Burns
Linton, George and Riddle, Elizabeth D - 1745
Remarks: Dau John & Eleanor Riddle - Prince Georges County
Ref: Wills Liber 1 Folio 375
Adm Bonds No 1 Folio 230
Upper Marboro, Maryland

This should be daughter of John and Margaret, his second wife. 
Riddle, Elizabeth (I10497)
 

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