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The Sevier Family of Madison Parish, LA

Richard P. Sevier (dicksevier@gmail.com)

Madison Parish LaGenWeb Coordinator

April 2005

 

John Vertner Sevier

Sevier Family Access Maps

Putnam Sevier

Descendants of Henry Clay Sevier

Henry Clay Sevier

Descendants of George Washington Sevier, Jr.

George Washington Sevier, Jr.

 

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NOTE: The data on the Sevier family has been obtained from court records, census data, tax rolls, tombstone records, newspaper reports, the Social Security Death Index and Internet websites. Also, much of this data has come from the 553 page Sevier Family History published in 1961 by Cora Bales Sevier and Nancy S. Madden. No attempt will be made to footnote every fact gleaned from this outstanding volume. There are many “missing links” in this family’s history, and anyone who feels that they can fill in some of the blanks is encouraged to do so. This website will be updated as additional data is obtained.

 

 

At last count there were almost 70 Sevier descendants and spouses buried in Tallulah. Did you ever wonder where all those Tallulah and Madison Parish Seviers came from? Probably not, but if you did, it’s a long, involved story, as you will see if you read it all.

 

This family dominated politics in Tallulah and Madison Parish for many years and became an important part of the area’s history. Included among the longer-termed political officeholders are: William Putnam “Buck” Sevier, Jr., Tallulah Mayor and Alderman from 1932-1974; Andrew Jackson Sevier, Jr., Madison Parish Sheriff from 1904-1942; Andrew Leonard Sevier, State Senator from 1930-1962; George Washington Sevier, Police Juror and Tax Assessor from 1891-1916; Henry Clay “Happy” Sevier, Sr., State Representative from 1932-1952 and the father-son team of James D. Sevier, Sr. and Jr., who have held the Madison Parish Tax Assessor office for over 40 years. As a matter of fact, except for the years 1887-1890, there has been at least one Sevier in public office in Madison Parish for the past 122 years. When W. P. Sevier, Jr. died in 1985 he had held a public office and had been a Mayor longer than anyone else in Louisiana.

 

In addition, L. Mason Spencer, husband of Rosa Sevier Spencer, represented Madison Parish in the Louisiana legislature for many years and announced for governor in 1935, but later withdrew.

 

                  

 Mayor W. P. “Buck” Sevier                Senator Andrew L. Sevier                           Rep. Henry C. “Happy” Sevier                                        Sheriff Andrew J. Sevier

  Alderman and Mayor of                             LA State Senator                                   Madison Parish Representative                                          Madison Parish Sheriff

       Tallulah 1932-74                                         1930-62                                                                  1932-1952                                                                          1904-1942

 

Chart showing Seviers in public office from 1883-2010.

 

All of the Seviers in Madison Parish were descended from Henry Clay Sevier (1830-1892) or his brother George Washington Sevier, Jr. (1813-1875), neither one of which ever lived in the parish. Two other brothers, John Vertner Sevier (1819-1886) and Putnam Sevier (1827-1882) lived in Madison and Tensas Parish during the middle and late 1800’s but left no descendants. At this count George Washington had at least 56 descendants[1], but Henry Clay has over 280 – most of them now live or have lived in Madison Parish. Henry Clay and George Washington Sevier’s father was George Washington Sevier, Sr.[2], son of John Sevier[3], first governor of Tennessee and one of the heroes of the Battle of King’s Mountain during the Revolutionary War. George Washington Sevier Jr.’s wife was Saran Knox Sevier, who was raised by Andrew Jackson and his wife Rachel.

 

 

                                           Portrait of John Sevier[4]                                                            John Sevier-Statuary Hall-US Capitol

 

Although Henry Clay Sevier may never have lived in Madison Parish[5], his first wife, Mary Clarke, reportedly was from Tensas Parish[6]. His brother John Vertner Sevier[7] is believed to be the first Sevier to live in the area.

 

Index Map Showing Relation of Henry Clay and George Washington Sevier, Jr.’s Birthplace in Overton County, TN to Tallulah, Thomastown and Port Gibson where they and most of their descendants settled.

 

What follows discusses only the Madison Parish related children of George Washington Sevier, Sr. and all of the grandchildren of Henry Clay and George Washington Sevier, Jr. A complete listing of all the descendants of Henry Clay and George Washington Sevier will be found at the end of this article. Note that there were seven different Henry Clay Seviers and six different George Washington Seviers involved with Madison Parish.

 

JOHN VERTNER SEVIER

 

John Vertner Sevier was born in 1819 probably in Overton County, Tennessee. He settled in the Madison-Tensas area sometime between 1840 and 1850. In 1850[8] he was living on his plantation located just south of the Madison-Tensas line. By 1860 he is listed as a Planter with a personal estate of $35,000[9], almost $800,000 in today’s dollars. John Vertner Sevier does not appear in the 1870 or 1880 censuses but must have been there because he died June 18, 1886 “near Lake St. Joseph in Tensas Parish.” John Vertner Sevier apparently never married and therefore had no descendants. There are three different John Vertner Seviers mentioned in this article, one being his nephew (son of Henry Clay Sevier) and one being his nephew’s son.

 

The map below is a modified portion of a Map of the Country between Milliken’s Bend, LA and Jackson, Miss shewing (sic) the routes followed by the Army of the Tennessee Under the Command of Maj. Genl U. S. Grant U. S. Vols in its March from Milliken’s Bend to the Rear of Vicksburg in April and May 1863. It clearly shows John Vertner’s property, although the name is spelled “Severe.”

 

Plantation of John Vertner Sevier just south of the Madison-Tensas Parish border during the Civil War.  From a map showing Grant’s march during the spring of 1863 from Milliken’s Bend southward, thence eastward and ultimately northward to Vicksburg. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

 

John Vertner was in pretty good company because Jefferson Davis’ property[10] was located just northeast across the Mississippi River, and Somerset, the gigantic plantation of Judge John Perkins, was only a few miles to the north.

 

PUTNAM SEVIER

Although John Vertner Sevier was the first in the Madison-Tensas area, his brother, Putnam, whose exact whereabouts are somewhat of a mystery, may have been the first to live in Madison Parish. Putnam was born about 1827 in Overton County, TN. The 1850 census[11] shows him living in Edgefield, TN with his sister Laura Jane Sevier Norvell and her husband. It is known that by 1862 he was living in Port Gibson, MS. Also the 1866 Mississippi Census lists him in Claiborne County. When his nephew George Washington Sevier came to Tensas Parish about 1874 to operate a country store “for his uncles John Vertner Sevier and Putnam Sevier” (Sevier Family History), Putnam must have already been there.

 

Putnam is not listed in the 1870 census, but he was probably living in Madison Parish by that time. It is believed that Putnam had some business connection with his brother, John Vertner. He apparently lived in Madison and Tensas Parishes, LA and Claiborne County, MS during the 1860-1884 period. It is not known what role he played during the Civil War. Putnam died May 25, 1882 on “Roundaway Bayou, Madison Parish, LA.”  He is buried in Nashville, TN. Like John Vertner he apparently never married and left no heirs.

 

HENRY CLAY SEVIER

 

Most of the Madison Parish Seviers are descended from Henry Clay Sevier, who was born in July 1830 in Overton County, TN. He was the youngest of Col. George Washington Sevier (Sr.) and Catherine Heatherly Chambers Sevier’s twelve children.

 

 

Col. George Washington Sevier                     Henry Clay Sevier (Miniature photo on porcelain)

      in War of 1812 Uniform  

               (Miniature painted on porcelain)

 

In 1850 Henry Clay Sevier was living with his cousin Waldo Washington Putnam in Hinds County, MS. Waldo was listed as a “Planter” and Henry Clay as an “Overseer.”[12] Waldo was the son of Henry’s sister Catherine Ann Sevier Putnam and Albigence Waldo Putnam, a noted attorney and historian, who lived in Port Gibson, MS, but later moved back to Tennessee.

 

The 1860 Census[13] shows that Henry Clay was living near Port Gibson, MS with his new wife, Mary Clarke’s family, and had a year-old son named George Washington, born December 15, 1858. Henry and Mary had two more sons, James Douglas born August 28, 1860 and John Vertner (named for the previously-discussed John Vertner Sevier), born August 27, 1863. All three of these sons would later move to Madison Parish. Unfortunately, Mary Clarke Sevier died shortly after the birth of John Vertner.

 

By the time of Mary’s death Henry Clay had already enlisted in the Confederate Army (May 13, 1862) in Port Gibson and was serving in Company K, First Mississippi Light Artillery. He was captured July 9, 1863 but released on parole in Port Hudson, LA the same month. On June 1, 1864 he was on detached service to procure horses. He was recaptured at Blakely, AL on April 9, 1865 and transferred from Ship Island, MS to Vicksburg, MS on May 1, 1865. At the end of the war he was paroled at Jackson, MS on May 12, 1865. During the Civil War Henry Clay Sevier fought in the Battles of Troth Landing and Plains Store and the Siege of Port Hudson.

 

By 1863 Henry Clay’s sons were without parents since their mother had passed away, and their father was in the Confederate Army.  It has been said that a colored woman named Violet took the three little boys in an open wagon from Port Gibson up the Natchez Trace to Thomastown, MS[14], where they had an aunt, Henry Clay’s sister, Eliza Sevier Donald.

 

After the Civil War Henry Clay Sevier moved to Thomastown, MS where he met and married Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash in September 1866. To them were born seven children, Henry Clay, Jr. (1867), William Putnam  (June 13, 1868), Barton Metts (February 1870), Katherine (1871), Ophelia Nash (April 12, 1874), Laura Eliza (1876) and Dora Victoria (September 1878). William Putnam Sevier and Ophelia Nash Sevier would later live in Madison Parish.

 

Henry Clay and his wife farmed and lived in a large two-story house directly on the Natchez Trace between Thomastown and Kosciusko, MS. The old house was a historical landmark, and when it burned about 1976 the fire was reported in newspapers across the United States. It had long since been abandoned when it burned.

 

Henry Clay Sevier home on the Natchez Trace between Thomastown  and Kosciusko, MS. This photo was taken in 1962 when the house was practically abandoned. Henry Clay Sevier’s grandson, W. P. “Buck” Sevier, Jr. of Tallulah, can be seen in the lower left corner of the photo.

 

The 1880 Census lists Henry Clay Sevier and all ten of his children living near Thomastown in Leake County, MS.[15]

 


Map showing places lived in by descendants of Henry Clay Sevier and George Washington Sevier, Jr.

 

William P. Sevier, Sr. of Tallulah in an October 1936 interview by WPA[16] canvassers (as a result of their project to “interview” for local memories) had this to say of his boyhood in the old house with nine brothers and sisters:

 

“I first saw the light some 68 years ago. I was born June 15, 1868 on what is known now as “The Sevier Place” in Leake County, Beat three, four miles north of Thomastown on the Natchez Trace Road.

 

My father, Captain Henry C. Sevier, is a grandson of General John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, and who in his administration as governor had a committee appointed to cut out along with other roads the Natchez Trace from Nashville to Natchez, 1798. (See Annals of Tennessee by Ramsey 1853).

 

My mother, Nancy Nash, daughter of John and Ophelia Nash, Alabamians, were among the first settlers in our neighborhood. They came in, of course, before the war between the states, acquired and settled what is now known as the Sevier place. My grandfather Nash owned a lot of negroes and was rated in that time a very successful planter. The old Nash negroes, their descendants, are scattered throughout the country.

 

My father was through the entire Civil War and was taken prisoner, placed on Ship Island, paroled on Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana with other barefooted, about naked, and starved, men (1865).

 

My father was married twice. His first wife, a Miss Clarke of Claiborne County. To them three children were born: George W., J. D. and J. V. Their mother died while father was in the war. Coming home, he brought his three little boys, George, Jim and Vert to his sister, Mrs. John T. Donald, whose plantation joined the Nash place. That was the cause and the means of my father meeting my mother, his second wife. They were married and seven children were born to them: Henry C., Jr., W. P., Barton M., Mary L. Ophelia N., Laura E. and Dora V. A GREAT FAMILY. My mother was a great and good woman. I never knew until after I was grown that my half brothers were not mother’s own children, and that, I found out myself. Mother never mentioned it; her actions were the same with her stepchildren as with her own.

 

Our old residence was built by the slaves about the fifties. While we had to do some repairs, she stands today in good shape. Grandfather Nash set the first saw mill in that country and the material in the old house was manufactured and everything about the home was fashioned right on the spot where it now stands.

 

My father loved company and fond of having someone to talk to. His home was a great stopping place for the stay-all-nighters. Always company. It didn’t matter what day or night that “hello, want to stay all night” came, or who he was, father would say “get down, come in”. We boys knew what was coming next. “You boys go take the gentleman’s horse and put him up and feed him”. Next morning our duty again was to feed, then curry, saddle and hitch the horse on the front awaiting the gentleman’s pleasure.

 

John Sharp Williams spent the night with us on about his first attempt in the political arena, and I remember Wiley P. Nash, mother’s kinsman, was with us for his political rounds. I remember Jesse Mills and Henry Niles (after Jude Niles) was with us. On one occasion mother ordered us to catch a chicken. We always had a pack of fine hounds so we boys being full of devilment aroused about a dozen hounds and captured the chicken on the front, right where Henry Niles and Jesse Mills were being entertained by father. Being very dry and dusty the dogs and the chickens in the middle created such a dust screen, you could not tell for a few seconds who was who. Mother was mortified and, of course, we were delighted.

 

On another occasion, mother ordered a chicken. Bro. Henry spots the chicken under the front gallery just under where Father always entertained. Henry slips under the house with one of the old muzzle loader shotguns, powder in each barrel, and shoots the chicken. Upon the report, Father and his company turned turtle for a few seconds. No doubt, thinking perhaps there was an earthquake.

Henry Clay Sevier’s percussion cap 10 gauge shotgun held in 1974 by his great great grandson, Will Sevier

 

On another occasion, Mr. Cadenhead, a fine man afterwards Chancery Clerk, spent the night with us. In the war between the states, Mr. Cadenhead lost one of his legs, therefore used crutches. When we had company, we had to wait for the second table, being a hardy set and having to work on the farm at any and all kinds of labor, we had appetites that knew no bound. In waiting for that second table minutes seemed like hours for us, and it would seem a century for the company to finish their meals.

 

There were three entrances to the old dining room. We made a miscalculation as to the door father and Mr. Cadenhead would make their exit. When we made a charge for that second table it was in a rush with much force behind it. Father, Mr. Cadenhead and we ran into and over one another, knocking him, he going one way and his crutches another. Father was able to rebound and with his walking stick used it right and left to clear the way. WHAT A SCATTERATION!! We lost our appetites for that day so we got our farming outfit and went to our work awaiting the early blowing of the dinner horn.

 

Father had another good friend who was with him very often; he liked his drink, and this certain friend of father’s was awfully close and stingy with his beverage. He came very near seeing it for himself to the last drop. He was clever and accommodating with anything of his, but do not touch his JUG. So one night we boys for mischief more than anything else when he stopped for the night spotted where he put that Jug. We always had a lot of negro boys around, so when father and his company went out to breakfast, we made a charge on the Jug – Not much remained. We watched him on leaving shake and look down at the package. That was the last time he stopped with us. Father knew nothing of it, or we would have been in a pickle. Many more funny things actually happened, but time as well as space prohibits.

 

The late Clay Sharkey and father were great friends, in fact I think they were through the war together.  Father did love for Clay to come along. He used to tell some funny stories. I remember one Clay told father. It was he and his family moved in a neighborhood among many good people. After being there some time, Mrs. Sharkey was distressed. The neighbors did not call. He said to her “You build a fire in the back yard, carry all cooking utensils out, get barefooted and do your cooking out there, then you will have company”. Clay said company became so numerous Mrs. Sharkey had to go back to the old way.

 

I remember the first time I saw Clay Sharkey. We little fellows were throwing hickory nuts from a tree near our old home. Clay came along with a beautiful hunting horn around him with several beautiful black and tan hounds following. I think he was rounding up some of his lost dogs of a late fox hunt. He came up to us, pulled his horn off and said, “I’ll get nuts for you all”, and up the tree he went. We were one happy set. That was some sixty years or more ago. We thought then what we know now; he was a great and good man.

 

In our coming up there were not many school advantages and if we had had any, being just after the war between the states, everyone was demoralized. The negroes all free; and we had to work and I mean work. The hardships and the exposure father had to go through in that war left him an invalid. Mother had her old spinning wheel and loom, and through her management and our willingness to work and through the guidance of that great and good LORD we made good.

 

We had the “old field school house” located in the bushes. The building was crude and built out of green rough lumber, no ceiling, not even a loft in it. The flooring was rough, 1 by 12 put down green, after shrinkage, an inch of space between the plank, no sash, openings with rough shutters and one rough door tied to a nail with a string, and a little common cheap wood stove. The neighbors would move the building about every two years to fresh skirt of bushes. I figured out in after years why they did it. It was for the purpose of a new wood yard and a fresh toilet. We children would be delighted to go in threes and fours from time to time and bring in wood, without the use of an axe. Our teacher would offer a prize, which would be a thumb paper, to the one who brought in the biggest arm full of wood. You can guess we loaded ourselves down. We would find an old fallen tree where the brush was well seasoned and easy to break, then what a rush for that thumb paper which was prized far above anything we have secured since. What we got from the old Blue Back Speller, Davis’s Arithmetic, Smith’s Grammar, McGuffy’s Reader and Writing book, was our high school course.

 

Our college education was reading what college students did and what they did not, that course with us still going on.

 

Now something about that dear old “wash hole” in the Yockanookany Creek. We called it at that time, river, and should we have been asked at that time the longest river in the world, our answer would have been Yockanookany. We will never love another river like we did Yockanookany.  Well the old wash hole known before my time and will ever be known as “Sander’s Wash hole”. After a hard week’s work and our crops safe, every Saturday evening to the “wash hole”, some on mules, some on horses and the greater number on foot. We were joined by all the neighbors and visitors, all barefooted and with untold enthusiasm. We were off. There was no such thing as bathing suits, and our neighbors regulars and our own were just barely enough to observe the law, but we were a happy set of people, more so then than we will ever be again. The old “wash hole” is patronized today just the same and with as much enthusiasm as ever before. There have been many great and near great bodies bathed in that old “Sanders Wash hole”. Our mules and horses, after we finished our swimming, were carried in, soaped and washed off, then swam around so much they looked forward to it and enjoyed it as much as we did. God bless the old place, and He must have, for there were never in my memory or in the memory of the oldest one, been any mishaps there. The churches both black and white used it at times for a baptizing place. Father was baptized in the old “Sanders Wash hole”. Oh how I wish I could turn back the pages of time and go through those happy days again in dear old Leake County.

 

Father died 1892 at sixty-five years of age. The burial was conducted by Rev. Thornton. His and Mother’s ashes and other loved ones now lay in the old Yockanookany church graveyard. A spot we will never cease to love.

 

Mother died in 1929, burial conducted by one of our best beloved friends. One who, I think, came near living the Christian life than anyone I have ever known. Uncle John W. Sanders as he was affectionately known by his hundreds of friends. Wiley Sanders a younger brother, owner and editor of Kosciusko Star. No doubt Uncle Wiley gets many of his fine traits from dear Uncle John.

 

Col. John T. Donald’s wife was Eliza Sevier and father’s sisters were among the first settlers of our neighborhood. Before settling here Col. Donald was a Commission Merchant for years in New Orleans, Louisiana and considered for those times a wealthy man. Uncle John took the notion to buy slaves and go in the planting business.  He sold his interest in the commission business to his partner, A. H. May, afterwards the old firm of Richardson and May. Why Col. Donald selected in particular this spot, I found out in after years. He had a colony of kinfolks who had just arrived in this then new country from Alabama and the Carolinas who I will have a little more to say about later.

 

He (Col. Donald) settled on what is known today as the Donald place, built, I guess, the first brick structure or residence in Leake County. In fact the only brick residence I remember seeing or know of way out in the country. There was no transportation in those days closer than Yazoo City. The brick was made by the slaves right near the spot (about two hundred yards) where the old residence, in part, now stands. The entire structure was placed, planned, fashioned and built by his slaves. Our old home and Aunty’s (Mrs. Donald) was just one mile apart – adjoining places, fronting the old Indian Trail (Natchez Trace).

 

While Col. Donald and wife (our aunt) had no children of their own, they partly raised half of the children of the neighborhood, and there were healthy children in that time. No functions I have ever attended before or since were with as much enthusiasm and happiness as going to Aunties and Uncle John’s. Aunty was loved and a friend in the fullest sense to humanity and especially children. She was one of those old-time straitlaced Presbyterians and she practiced her convictions. The Sabbath day was sacred with her, everything prepared on Saturday; no cooking on the Sabbath Day. She was niceity itself, no faults, modesty all natural. Uncle John and Aunty did detest vulgarity, strong drink and tobacco. Hence, when their kinfolks, which were many, their neighbors and friends knew they were coming in contact with Mr. and Mrs. Donald, they were on their good behavior to the last minute. Aunty and Uncle John were a balanced wheel for the community. Auntie was always visiting the sick and depressed, offering her encouragement and nourishment of whatever nature needed. She played no favorites, human was human with her where they were in need and distress. Col. Donald was highly respected especially for his intelligence. He was quick to respond to those who he thought were acting in ignorance on any matter or question.

 

Chap. L. Anderson was once telling me at a neighborhood barbecue on Col. Donald’s premises that Col. Anderson was called upon by Col. Donald for his first attempt for a speech. Being his first speech, it made him, of course, shaky and Col. Donald to criticize. He said he was scared to death fearing he would make some break which was not in keeping with the old Colonel’s ideas. After he finished, the old Colonel came forward and congratulated him. He said that in all his life no compliment was appreciated as much as that one from Col. Donald.

 

After Uncle John’s death, my Aunt went to Nashville to live and there died. She was buried in the spot she loved most, in Tennessee, the state her grandfather, Governor Sevier, assisted by other great characters carved out under untold disadvantages and established a great government of their own; wrote the first article of free independence on this continent. Afterwards with his true and tired pioneers with their coon skin hats and squirrel rifles surprised and captured General Ferguson with his entire army at the Battle of King’s Mountain, turning the tide of the revolution, acknowledged by many military critics. He joined other statesmen of that time in making America the greatest government in the world.

 

Uncle Owen Sanders (where the celebrated wash hole gets its name, being located on his property) was the first settler here in this neighborhood. His first wife, a sister of Col. Donald. Uncle Owen came directly after the government traded the Indians out. I often regret the many times he and I were together because I did not listen or pay more attention to him. I remember on one occasion I was going to market with a bale of cotton, driving one yoke oxen. Uncle Owen was with me. I was just a boy, anyway the roads were bad and the oxen slow. It took two days as we took our time. We camped out at night, and all I had to do was to listen to this great and noble old character, but, alas, I guess I was no exception to the rule of all we smart alecs around that age. Father used to tell us that we were getting smart when we found that we were a fool, and that is so. Going back to Uncle Owen and our trip. He would point out each place as we went along telling me its first owner, giving me an abstract to that present day. We were going north on the Natchez Trace, eleven miles to Kosciusko. When we got to what is known as the Fuller Hill, five miles south Kosciusko, Uncle Owen said, “Right there on the top of that hill was the first settler (Mr. Fuller) in this country. I stayed all night with him on my first trip down here.” Uncle Owen lived up in the eighties, reared a large family and was married twice. I think all of his children by his first wife are gone under the shade of trees. His grandson, Jesse V. Norwood, and sister are living today on the old Sanders Place. By his second wife he has daughters living in the neighborhood. They married good, honest, industrious men and are among the first citizens of that community.

 

Mrs. Adkinson, Mrs. Freeland, and Mrs. Ned Davis were sisters. Col. John F. Donald had one brother, Harrison Donald. All were among the first settlers. They came in from Alabama and the Carolina and reared large families, all intelligent and fine people. The older Laceys were among the first settlers of our neighborhood. I never knew until I was grown we all were not blood kin. There was a great devotion between my mother’s family and the Lacey family. The Rileys and Allens among the first settlers. Robys, Edwards, Beemans, Hollingsworths, Wards, Beauchamps, Jordans and many more. All fine people, honest, homebuilders, intelligent, practice that neighborly spirit that we hear so much about. They are moral honest, God-fearing people. God bless Leake County and her people. The older I am, the more devoted I become to them all. I will always rejoice to the bottom of my heart to say I am from Leake County, Mississippi.”

 

W. P. Sevier, Sr. house on Lower Banks Plantation. Painted by Adeline Couch in 1960. Courtesy of Charlotte Donald Walter, Shreveport, LA

 

Henry Clay Sevier passed away February 29, 1892. He is buried in the Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery in Atalla County, MS just north of the Leake-Atalla County line. Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash Sevier died March 29, 1929 in Innis, LA at the home of her daughter Laura Eliza Sevier Herring. She is also buried in the Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery.

Henry Clay Sevier’s Tombstone – Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery, near Thomastown, MS

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON SEVIER, Sr. (Son of Henry Clay Sevier and Mary B. Clarke)

 

George Washington Sevier, Sr. appears to be the first of Henry Clay’s sons to come to Madison Parish. George was born December 15, 1858 in Port Gibson, MS. About 1863, when his mother died and his father was off fighting for the Confederacy, George and his two young brothers moved to Thomastown, MS to live with an aunt. When his father returned from the Civil War and remarried, George lived in the old house mentioned above. About 1874 he moved to Tensas Parish, La., near Newellton, and operated a country store for two of his uncles, John Vertner Sevier and Putnam Sevier. At the age of 20 (about 1878), George moved to Madison Parish, south of Tallulah where his uncle, John Vertner Sevier, purchased another country store and gave it to him to operate. According to the Sevier Family History:[17]

“...while still operating the second store, George was able to rent 160 acres of land to farm. This acreage, which came to be known as the Lower Bank Plantation, had less than 20 acres cleared. The rest was in virgin timber. He cleared the remainder, a tremendous undertaking. In 1886 he purchased the 160 acres and built a large country store on it. In 1898 he sold this land to the Jordan family.

 

George then bought, from a New Orleans firm, 1,700 acres called Oak Point Plantation. When he acquired it, less than 40 acres were in cultivation, the remainder being in virgin timber -- white oak, gum, cypress and other indigenous varieties. The trees were cut and burned, since there were no saw-mills in the area and no sale for the timber. When George bought Oak Point, there was only one Negro cabin on the place. At the peak of his operation of this plantation, there were 35 cabins, each with its own garden and crop. The money crop in Madison Parish then, as now, was cotton.

 

George was a fine provider, was jovial and hospitable, and his home was constantly filled with guests. On the long table at breakfast, for example, there would be several kinds of meat, ham, bacon and platters with two to three dozen eggs on them. To supplement the produce of the large gardens he maintained, he would order barrels of such staple foods as sugar, flour and cured meats from New Orleans. These would be brought up the Mississippi River on sidewheel steamboats and be transported to his plantation 16 miles away on wagons pulled by six-mule teams. At times the roads were so bad, it would take a week to complete the last 16-mile lap of the trip.

 

In 1908 he erected a two-story 14-room colonial type home on the 200-acre portion of Islington Plantation which he purchased about 1890. At the time of George's death, he had cleared and put into cultivation approximately 1,000 acres of Oak Point Plantation. After his death, Oak Point and the 200-acre portion of Islington were renamed Evergreen Plantation, and it is still in the family.”

 

George married Florence Leonard on November 23, 1883 and to them were born nine children; George Washington Sevier, Jr. (1886-1965), Howard Clay Sevier (1888-1944), Albert Vertner Sevier (1892-1968), Andrew Leonard Sevier (1894-1973), Juanita Sevier (1901-????), Sherrill Jefferson Sevier (1903-1928), and three other children who died in infancy. All were born in Madison Parish. He died in 1925 and is buried in Tallulah.

 

George Washington Sevier served as Madison Parish Tax Assessor from 1891 to 1916. He also served on the Madison Parish Police Jury from 1898 to 1902.

 

In January 2005, while the house mentioned above was being demolished, a letter dated April 29, 1909 that told of the construction history fell out of the fireplace wall. The following is a transcription of its contents:[18]

 

“Geo W. Sevier house built in the year 1908 & 1909. The greater part of the timber, in fact all except the mouldings & the parlor & front hall floor was sawed off Oak Point & sawed on Emerson Mason Saw Mill on West Point Plantation owned by G.L. Bishops.

 

"The Carpenters who erected or built the house are as follows Viz. Mr. Green of Shreveport, La. Finish workman R.H. Commander, Kosciusko, Miss. Subordinate, Henry Acres, Negro, Tallulah, La; Tom Ball, Bill Dagle, Tallulah, La, Geo. W. Sevier Plant. The Lumber was planed at Geo Sevier Gin by a Mr. Hatfield of Kentucky assisted by Mr. J.A. Blanton of Alabama who was at the time plantation manager for Geo W. Sevier. Chimneys was built by a negro from Ruston La. G.H. S- - -dew The house was painted and prepared by Miss M.A. Riggers and Fred Risinger of Ruston, LA.

"May the Lord of Heaven bless them all & cause them to live long and prosper.

 

W.P. Sevier

 

"The plan of the house was drawn by Mr. J.D.  - - - - - of Vicksburg, Miss. Geo W. Sevier in person did all the directing & every piece of timber was placed according to his instructions.

 

W.P. Sevier”

 

(This was written by his brother W. P. Sevier, Sr. who must have been the family historian since he also wrote the letter about growing up in the Henry Clay Sevier house at Thomastown, MS.)

 

JAMES DOUGLAS SEVIER, Sr. (Son of Henry Clay Sevier and Mary B. Clarke)

 

James Douglas Sevier, Sr. was born in Port Gibson, MS on August 28, 1860. During the Civil War he moved to near Thomastown, MS to live with his aunt. There he lived until about 1881 when he moved to Madison Parish and became a farmer on Islington Plantation with his brothers George and John Vertner Sevier (named after his uncle, John Vertner Sevier.)

 

On November 14, 1887 he married Roxie Roberta Allen (1866-1921) of Thomastown, MS in Leake County, MS. Their children were James Douglas Sevier, Jr. (1890-1912), Lucy Emeline Sevier (1892-1869), and Henry Clay Sevier (1896-1974.) All of their children were born in Madison Parish and lived there all of their lives. After his wife died in 1921 he married Roxie’s sister Margaret Allen (1879-1966) in 1923 and they spent the remainder of their lives in Gulfport, MS. He died in Gulfport on September 15, 1951 and is buried in Tallulah as are Roxie and Margaret.

 

James Douglas Sevier was a member of the Madison Parish School Board from 1896-1900.

 

JOHN VERTNER SEVIER, SR. (Son of Henry Clay Sevier and Mary B. Clarke)

 

John Vertner Sevier, Sr. was named for his uncle by the same name who had a plantation in northern Tensas Parish before the Civil War. He was born in Port Gibson, MS August 23, 1863, but moved with his two little brothers to Thomastown, MS before the end of the Civil War. He grew up near Thomastown and may not have moved to Madison Parish until about 1894 even though he owned an interest in Islington Plantation.

 

John Vertner married Mary Ophelia Lampley, who appears to be the daughter of his stepmother’s sister, on March 14, 1888 in Leake County, MS. Their children were: Mary Clarke Sevier (1889-????), Rosa Sevier (1891-1978), John Vertner Sevier, Jr. (1893-1959) and Henry Clay Sevier (1895-1895). All of the children except Henry Clay were born in Thomastown, MS indicating that he must have gone back to Mississippi to live after he was married. Henry Clay Sevier was born in southern Madison Parish near Afton. Mary Ophelia Sevier died of “swamp fever” at Afton on December 11, 1895 and is buried near Thomastown, MS in the Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery.

 

After Mary died John Vertner married Alice Peterkin (1878-1966) and they had a daughter, Vertner (1907-1943) and a son who died in infancy. Alice died January 25, 1966 and is buried in Tallulah.

 

Soon after his second marriage John Vertner sold his interest in Islington Plantation and became a planter along the Tensas River in Richland Parish. He apparently continued to live in Tallulah, however, because he served as a Tallulah Alderman from 1902-1906. He died October 15, 1932 and is buried in Tallulah.

 

 

HENRY CLAY SEVIER, Jr. (Son of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash)

 

Henry Clay Sevier, Jr., the eldest son of Henry Clay and Nancy Nash Sevier, was born in Thomastown, MS in 1867. He married Carrie M. DuBard of Attala County, MS on February 2, 1893. Although he never did live in Madison Parish he later moved to Ferriday, LA where he was a merchant and owned a hotel.

 

Henry Clay Sevier, Jr. was a staunch Methodist and gave the land for the Sevier Memorial Methodist Church there. He also donated the land for the Ferriday colored high school, which was named in his honor. Sevier High School apparently does not exist today having probably been consolidated into the Concordia Parish School System. Henry Clay had two sons, Robert (1899-1905) and Victor Henry Sevier, Sr. (1900-1944) – the longtime postmaster of Ferriday. Henry Clay Sevier, Jr. died July 31, 1938 and is buried in Natchez, MS as is his wife Carrie.

 

WILLIAM PUTNAM SEVIER, Sr. (Son of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash)

 

William Putnam Sevier, Sr. was the author of the previously mentioned letter describing his early life at Thomastown and the only son of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Nash to come to Madison Parish to live. He was born in Thomastown, MS on June 13, 1868 and came to Madison Parish in the early 1890’s where he became a plantation owner and country store operator. On November 29, 1898 at Stamboul Plantation in East Carroll Parish he married Ada Shadburne Graves. Ada, the daughter of John Francis Graves and Louise Maher Graves and the granddaughter of Philip Maher a pre-Civil War prominent plantation owner from Milliken’s Bend, was born August 28, 1877 in Milliken’s Bend.

 

William and Ada began their married life near Afton in extreme southern Madison Parish. They later moved to Lower Banks Plantation a few miles to the north. Their children included William Putnam “Buck” Sevier, Jr.,. (1899-1985), Nan Louise Sevier (1901-1968), John Graves Sevier (1903-1925), Barton Metts Sevier (1907-1983), Ada Maie Sevier (1909-1957), James Douglas Sevier, Sr., (1911-1990), Charlotte Sevier and Laura Eliza Sevier. William Putnam Sevier, Sr. died November 4, 1943 and Ada died April 10, 1955. Both are buried in Tallulah.

 

William P. Sevier, Sr. Family about 1904

 

BARTON METTS SEVIER (Son of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash)

 

Barton Metts Sevier was born in February 1870 in Thomastown, MS. He married Fannie Turpin, a Louisianian, before 1900 and their four children included Rebecca (1901-1953), John Sevier (1904-1968), Catherine Sevier (1906-1994) and Helen Sevier. Barton and Fannie moved to Georgia where he was a farmer and where all of the children were born. Barton died in May 1912 in Kosciusko, MS and is buried in the Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery near Thomastown, MS. It is not known where Fannie died.

 

KATHERINE SEVIER (Daughter of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash)

 

Katherine Sevier was born in Thomastown, MS in 1871 and married Fulton Harvey Hutson, a merchant in Isola, MS in 1893. Their children were Fulton Sevier Hutson (1894-????) and Katherine Hutson (1901-1977). Katherine Sevier Hutson died in 1930 in Belzoni, MS.

 

OPHELIA NASH SEVIER (Daughter of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash)

 

Ophelia Nash Sevier was born in Thomastown, MS on April 12, 1874, and is the only one of Henry Clay Sevier’s daughters to live in Madison Parish. She married Albert Rowley Nicols in Tallulah on June 6, 1894. According to the Sevier Family History Mr. Nicols was the superintendent of a cotton plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish at that time. Their children were Alberta Nicols (1895-1986), George Nicols (1896-1918), Edwin Nicols (1897-1963) and Albert R. Nicols, Jr. (1913-1992). Albert Nicols, Sr. died in Tallulah February 25, 1917 and Ophelia died in Vicksburg August 22, 1949. She is buried in Vicksburg.

 

Ophelia Nash Sevier Nicols with daughter Alberta about 1895

 

LAURA ELIZA SEVIER (Daughter of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash)

 

Laura Eliza Sevier was born in Thomastown, MS about 1876. In 1898 she married Samuel Preston Herring of Vicksburg. Their only child, Preston Street Herring (1902-1990), reportedly was the first baby born in the Street Clinic at Vicksburg where he later became a physician. Laura died in Innis, LA on November 14, 1944 and is buried in Vicksburg.

 

DORA VICTORIA SEVIER (Daughter of Henry Clay Sevier and Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash)

 

Dora Victoria Sevier was born in Thomastown, MS in September 1878 and died there in 1899. She is buried in the Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery near Thomastown.

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON SEVIER, JR.

 

George Washington Sevier, Jr. was born in 1813, probably in Overton County, TN. Sometime before 1835 he became a dentist and moved to Port Gibson, MS where on March 10, 1835 he married Sarah Knox. Sarah was born in Mississippi in 1807 or 1808 but was raised at the “Hermitage” in Nashville by her great-aunt Rachel Donelson Jackson and her husband General Andrew Jackson – later (1832) to become seventh President of the United States. It is ironic that George married the niece of Andrew Jackson in that Jackson and George’s grandfather, Tennessee governor John Sevier, were bitter enemies – once even scheduling a duel[19]. It is even more ironic that he would later name a child Andrew Jackson Sevier and that child would also have a child named Andrew Jackson Sevier – both of whom would live in Madison Parish.

 

George and Sarah were charter members of the famous Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson that has on its steeple a hand pointing to heaven rather than a traditional cross.

 

From the Sevier Family History:

Dr. George W. Sevier, Jr., enlisted in the Confederate army on June 6, 1862 at Port Gibson in Capt. A. J. Lewis' Company, Mississippi Infantry; was sergeant in Company A, Hughes Battalion, June 6 to Oct. 1, 1862; detailed as ordnance sergeant on the staff of General Beale Sept. 1, 1862; captured May 28, 1863 Port Hudson, Miss.; in custody of provost marshal, Memphis, June 4, 1863; received at military prison, Alton, Ill., June 6, 1863; exchanged June 12, 1863. He was transferred to Company K, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Sept. 19, 1864 by Lieutenant Taylor, SEO; age 40 when enlisted; dentist. He was probably the George W. Sevier, Company B, 24th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry; on roll of prisoners of war surrendered May 4, 1865 by Lieutenant General Taylor, CSA, at Citronelle, Ala.; paroled May 12, 1865 Gainesville, Ga.”

 

George Washington and Sarah Knox Sevier had six children: Mary Katherine Sevier (1836-1887), George Washington Sevier, III (1839-????), Andrew Jackson Sevier (1844-1916), William Sevier (about 1846-????), Jennie Vertner Sevier (about 1847-1922) and Eliza Donelson Sevier (about 1848-????).

 

George Washington Sevier, Jr. died in Port Gibson on September 9, 1875. Sarah died May 26, 1890. Both are buried in Port Gibson.

 

MARY KATHERINE SEVIER (Daughter of George Washington and Sarah Knox Sevier)

 

Mary Katherine Sevier was born in Port Gibson in 1836. On May 10, 1860 she married Robert J. Dunbar in Port Gibson. Their children were Isaac Dunbar (1861-1863), Nannie Belle Dunbar (about 1866-????) and Robert J. Dunbar, Jr. (about 1867-????). Mary Katherine died in 1867. It is not known when Robert died. All are believed to be buried in Port Gibson.

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON SEVIER, III (Son of George Washington and Sarah Knox Sevier)

 

George Washington Sevier, III was born in Port Gibson in 1839. He apparently never married and appears to have enlisted in Company K of the Mississippi Infantry on May 8, 1861 and was listed as a druggist. He later received a medical discharge at Davis Ford, Occoquan River, VA in December 1861. His date of death is not known.

 

JENNIE VERTNER SEVIER (Daughter of George Washington and Sarah Knox Sevier)

 

Jennie Vertner Sevier was born in Port Gibson about 1843 and first married George Clarke on March 7, 1866. They had one son George Clarke, Jr. After George died about 1873 she later married Adolphus Watson Harris. They had one daughter, Sarah Knox Harris, born about October 29, 1880.

 

ANDREW JACKSON SEVIER, SR. (Son of George Washington and Sarah Knox Sevier)

 

Andrew Jackson Sevier, Sr. was born in Port Gibson on January 8, 1844. According to the Sevier Family History he:

“served in Company K, 12th Mississippi Infantry, Field and Staff, under Capt. Henry Hughes; enlisted May 10, 1861 Corinth, Miss.; fought in Posey's Brigade at Chancellorsville and taken prisoner May 3, 1863 at Fredericksburg; listed as a musician; sent to City Point, Va., May 10, 1863 for exchange; recaptured at Petersburg April 2, 1865; released at Point Lookout, Md., June 19, 1865. Age 17 when enlisted; resided in Claiborne Co., Miss.; 5'9", light complexion, brown hair, grey eyes.

 

On November 7, 1867 he married Columbia Dobyns of Jefferson County, MS. Their seven children were: Sarah Knox Sevier (about 1869-????), Columbia Sevier (about 1870-????), Andrew Jackson Sevier, Jr. (1872-1941), Annie C. Sevier (1873-1958), Jennie Vertner Sevier (1876-1956), Mary Katherine Sevier (1878-1957) and Ada Elizabeth Sevier (1881-1958).

 

Andrew Jackson Sevier, Sr. and his family moved to Tallulah between 1876 and 1878 and is listed as a “landing keeper” in the 1880 census and a planter and a plantation manager in the 1900 and 1910 censuses respectively. He served on the Madison Parish School Board from 1883-1887 and was a Police Juror from 1909-1913. Andrew Jackson Sevier, Sr. died August 2, 1916 and is buried in Tallulah. His wife Columbia died in 1881.

 

All of the children were born in Port Gibson, except the younger two, Mary Katherine and Ada who were born in Madison Parish. Little is known of their oldest child, Sarah Knox Sevier. Columbia married Willard H. Utz and they had one son, Merrick.

 

Andrew Jackson Sevier, Jr. married Mary Louise Day in Vicksburg on April 26, 1905. Their two children were Emma Louise Sevier (1907-1944)[20] and John Donelson (Don) Sevier (1909-1987.) Andrew Jackson Sevier was Sheriff of Madison Parish from 1904 until his death in 1941. His wife Mary Louise filled his unexpired term until 1944. Andrew Jackson died August 25, 1941 and Mary Louise died February 3, 1958. Except for Emma Louise all are buried in Tallulah.

 

Annie C. Sevier married J. S. Agee in the late 1890’s. They had one son, Willard C. Agee (1899-1947). All are buried in Tallulah.

 

Jennie Vertner Sevier married Theodore Fred Young in Tallulah on December 15, 1897. They lived in Vicksburg where they had two children, Theodore Fred Young, Jr. (1908-1950) and Elizabeth Sevier Young (1910-1987). All are buried in Vicksburg.

 

Mary Catherine (Mary Kate) Sevier, the first of Andrew Jackson Sevier Sr.’s children to be born in Madison Parish, married Warren J. Ward, a sawmill contractor and later a merchant, in 1900. Their children were William Henry Ward (1901-????), Katherine (Kitty) Sevier Ward (1903-1978), Louise Ward (1905-1972) and Marianne Ward (1916-????). Mary Kate, Warren and Kitty are buried in Tallulah.

 

Ada Elizabeth Sevier married Augustus Carter Williamson and had one child, Carter Sevier Williamson. Both she and Augustus are buried in Tallulah.

 

WILLIAM SEVIER (Son of George Washington and Sarah Knox Sevier)

 

William Sevier was born in Port Gibson about 1846 and died in his youth.

 

ELIZA DONELSON SEVIER (Daughter of George Washington and Sarah Knox Sevier)

 

Eliza Donelson Sevier was born December 21,1848 in Port Gibson. She married William Terry Jefferies in Port Gibson on December 29, 1868. They had two children, Mary Sevier Jefferies and Evan Shelby Jefferies. Eliza died November 29, 1919 and is buried in Port Gibson.

 

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Descendants of Henry Clay Sevier and George Washington Sevier, Jr.

 

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HENRY CLAY SEVIER

Of Overton County, TN & Thomastown, MS

1 [9] Henry Clay Sevier Born: July 1830 in Overton County, TN Lives/ed in: Thomastown, MS Died: February 29, 1892 in Leake County, MS Burial: February 1892 Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery, Thomastown, MS.
+Mary B. Clarke Born: Abt. 1833 in Mississippi Married: Abt. 1857 Lives/ed in: Thomastown, MS Died: Abt. 1863 in Port Gibson, MS

            2 George Washington Sevier, Sr.Born: December 15, 1858 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, La Died October 5, 1925 in Tallulah, LA Burial: Tallulah, LA
            +Florence Arrenah Leonard Born: January 16, 1867 Married: November 23, 1883 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, La Died: January 1944 in Tucson, AZ Burial: Tallulah        LA

                        3 [1] George Washington Sevier, Jr. Born: February 26, 1886 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Lake Charles, LA Died: 1965 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                        +Ozella Lydia Bufford Married: March 3 1920 in Little Rock, AR Lives/ed in: Memphis, TN Clarksdale, MS
                                    4 George Bufford Sevier Born: December 22, 1921 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Hampton, VA Died: March 6, 2003 Hampton, VA
                                    +Irma Raquel Boyd Born: July 19, 1925 in Panana City, Panama Married: December 19, 1942 in Panama City, Panama Lives/ed in: Hampton, VA Died: August 8, 1992                                                        in Hampton, VA Burial: August 1992 Hampton, VA
                                                5 George Boyd Sevier Born: October 21 in Panama City, Panama
                                                5 Katherine Yvonne Sevier Born: September 21 in Clarksdale, MS Lives/ed in: Hampton, VA
                                                + Calvin Williams Married: in Hampton, VA
                                                + Charles David Tardo Married: April 2, 1966 in El Paso, TX
                                                            6 Selby Michelle Tardo Born: October 2 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA
                                                5 Rachel Ann Sevier Born: October 13 in Balboa, Canal Zone Lives/ed in: Hampton, VA
                                                5 John Anthony Sevier Born: August 19 in Panama City, Panama Lives/ed in: Raymond, WA
                                                + Ann Fox Married: September 21, 1973 in El Paso, TX Lives/ed in: Raymond, WA
                                                            6 John Ralph Sevier Born: May 29 in El Paso, TX Lives/ed in: Seattle, WA
                        *2nd Wife of [1] George Washington Sevier, Jr.:
                        +Bernice Edna Garrett Married: October 20, 1942 in Blytheville, AR
                        *3rd Wife of [1] George Washington Sevier, Jr.:
                        +Elizabeth McNeely Kehr Married: October 11, 1952 in Shreveport, LA Born: 1895 Died: May 20, 1979 Lake Charles, LA Buried: Tallulah, LA

                        3 Howard Clay Sevier Born: December 4, 1888 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: October 28, 1944 in Rochester, MN Burial: Tallulah LA
                        +Clyde Kell Scott Born: September 5, 1894 Married: January 12, 1918 in Warren County, Ms Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: December 6, 1982 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: Tallulah                LA

                        3 Albert Vertner Sevier Born: September 13, 1892 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, La Died: June 15, 1968 Burial: Tallulah LA
                        +Ethel Brannon Born: February 21, 1897 Married: June 27, 1923 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, La Died: March 13, 1984 Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    4 Malcolm Conrad Sevier, Sr. Born: December 9, 1924 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: December 27, 1988 Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    +Mary Ann Tilly Born: March 13, 1929 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: July 28, 2005 Burial: Tallulah LA
                                                5 Katherine Ann Sevier Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 Malcolm Conrad Sevier, Jr. Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Barbara Jean Sevier Born: Aft. 1925 Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA Died: in Baton Rouge, LA Burial: Baton Rouge, LA
                                    +Milton Joseph Womack Married: in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA
                                                5 Sherrill Womack Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA
                                                5 Barbara Womack Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA
                                                5 Anne Sevier Womack Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA

                        3 Andrew Leonard Sevier, Sr. Born: November 9, 1894 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: March 26, 1962 in Tallulah, LA Burial: March 1962 Tallulah, LA
                        +Irene Newman Jordan Born: February 11, 1901 in Madison Parish, LA Married: September 15, 1918 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: August 1973 in Tallulah, LA                                                        Burial: August 1973 Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Andrew Leonard Sevier, JrBorn: March 20, 1922 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: May 5, 1995 Burial: May 1995 Tallulah, LA
                                    +Martha Snider Born: 1924 Married: in Texarkana, TX Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: July 14, 1997 in Tallulah, LA Burial: July 1997 Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Martha Susan Sevier Born: January 15 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Odessa, TX
                                                +Roy Hunt Lives/ed in: Odessa, TX
                                                            6 Susannah Sloane Hunt Born: Lives/ed in: Odessa, TX
                                                            +??? Crume Lives/ed in: Odessa, TX
                                                5 Charles Steven Sevier Born: 1952 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1975 in Tallulah, LA Burial: 1975 Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Andrew Leonard Sevier III b: Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Texarkana, TX
                                                +Elizabeth Fedric m: December 20, 1990 in Greenwood, MS Lives/ed in: Greenwood, MS, Texarkana, TX
                                                            6 Abigail Elizabeth Sevier Lives/ed in: Texarkana, TX
                                                5 William Howard Sevier, Sr. Born: 1959 Vicksburg, MS Died: April 23, 2013 Houston, TX, Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Sondheimer, LA

                                                +Laura Fortenberry Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Sondheimer, LA
                                                            6 William Howard Sevier, Jr. Lives/ed in: Arlington, TX, Plano, TX
                                                            +Madison Brotherton Born: April 24 Married October 23, 2010 in Southlake. TX Lives/ed in: Arlington, TX, Plano, TX
                                                                        7 William Howard Sevier, III Born: May 13, 2013 in Las Colinas, TX
                                                            6 Mary Katherine “Kate” Sevier Lives/ed in: Arlington, TX, Bedford, TX,
                                                            +Don Walker Lives/ed in: Arlington, TX, Bedford, TX
                                                                        7 Riley Walker Lives/ed in: Bedford, TX
                                                                        7 Brady Walker Lives/ed in: Bedford, TX
                                                            6 Brittany Sevier Lives/ed in: Denton, TX
                                                            6 Chelsea Sevier Lives/ed in: Manvel, TX
                                                            + Matthew Pritchard Lives/ed in: Manvel, TX
                                    4 Howard Spencer Sevier Born: February 19, 1924 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: March 10, 1980 in Tallulah, LA Burial: March 1980 Tallulah, LA
                                    +Helen Leoty Born: January 14, 1926 in Darnell, LA Married: in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: September 9, 2001 in Tallulah, LA Burial: September 2001                               Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Glenna Louise Sevier Born: September 26 in Williamsport, PA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, New Orleans, LA
                                                +Vincent Jude DiBenedetto Born: September 9 in New Orleans, LA Married: May 19, 1979 in Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Robert Spencer Sevier Born: May 2 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                +Mary Lou Grady Born: October 14 in Newellton, LA Married: May 19, 1995 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Anna Louise Sevier Born: August 29 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Grady Spencer Sevier Born: July 8 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Howard Arnett Sevier Born: December 15 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Warren Jordan Sevier Born: January 4, 1926 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: September 7, 1970 Burial: September 1970 Tallulah, LA
                                    +Betty Woodward Married: April 16, 1950 in Arcadia, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Marshall Andrew Sevier, Sr. Born: March 13 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                +Sharon Reardon Married: June 9 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Marshall Andrew Sevier, Jr. Born: August 25 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                            +April Oliveaux Married: August 8 in Tallulah, LA
                                                                        7 Marshall Andrew Sevier III Born: February 16 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                                        7 Grady Spencer Sevier Born: August 17 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Warren John Sevier Born: May 22 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                            6 Emily Sevier Born: December 17 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 [2] Nancy Alice Sevier Born: October 31 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Shreveport, LA
                                                +Marty Ryan McKay Married: August 24 in Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Melissa Bernice McKay Born: October 10 in Alexandria, LA
                                                            +David Blair Carlson Born: October 1 Married: May 15, 2004 in Shreveport, LA
                                                *2nd Husband of [2] Nancy Alice Sevier:
                                                +Paul Kent Bardwell Born: September 22 Married: April 20, 1996 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                                5 [3] Michael McNeely Sevier Born: October 29 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                +Judy Dahlhauser Married: 1976 in Arcadia, LA
                                                            6 Kris Sevier Born: April 7
                                                *2nd Wife of [3] Michael McNeely Sevier:
                                                +Linda Hattaway Married: April 5 in Lake Providence, LA


                        3 [4] Juanita Sevier Born: September 11, 1901 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tucson, AZ Died: March 21, 1988 Tucson, AZ
                        +Thomas Cassidy Lives/ed in: Tucson, AZ
                        *2nd Husband of [4] Juanita Sevier:
                        +Robert Cole Burton Married: December 29, 1959 in Vicksburg, MS


                        3 Sherrill Jefferson Sevier Born: October 19, 1903 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: July 6, 1928 Burial: Tallulah LA


            2 [7] James Douglas Sevier, Sr. Born: August 28, 1861 in Port Gibson, MS Lives/ed in: Gulfport, MS Died: September 15, 1951 in Gulfport, MS Burial: Tallulah, LA
            +Roxie Roberta Allen Born: October 8, 1866 in Thomastown, MS Married: November 14, 1887 in Leake County, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: November 6, 1921 in Tallulah, LA Burial: Tallulah, LA                     
                        3 James Douglas Sevier, Jr. Born: August 24, 1890 in Madison Parish, LA Died: December 25, 1912 in Madison Parish, LA Burial: Tallulah LA
                        3 Lucy Emeline Sevier Born: January 21, 1892 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1969 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                        +Benjamin Perry Folk, Sr. Born: November 15, 1889 in Newberry County, SC Married: June 15, 1916 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1971 Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    4 Benjamin Perry Folk, Jr Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Jackson, MS
                                    +Mary Crawford Dennis Married: in Jackson, MS Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS
                                                5 Benjamin Perry Folk III Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS
                                                5 Lucy Leonora Folk Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS
                                                5 Douglas Sevier Folk Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS
                                    4 Margaret Roberta Folk Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Nashville, TN
                                    +Glenn Howell Booth, Sr. Married: in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: October 2004 in Nashville, TN
                                                5 Glenn Howell Booth, Jr.
                                                5 Robert Folk Booth
                                                5 Margaret Roberta Booth
                                    4 Jim Sevier Folk Born: 1922 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: March 21, 2000 in TallulAh, LA Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    +Eddie Sue Bell Married: in Lake Providence, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: December 27, 2006 in Tallulah, LA Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Carol Susan Folk Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 James Sevier Folk Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 Yancy Bell Folk Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 Ann Nolan Folk Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                    4 Jack Hayne Folk, Sr. Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                    +Sara Jones Married: in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Alice Spencer Folk Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 Elizabeth Sevier Folk Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 Jack Hayne Folk, Jr. Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
            *2nd Wife of [2] James Douglas Sevier, Sr.
            +Margaret Allen Born: Attala County, MS in 1879 Married: 1922 Died: January 23, 1966 in Jackson, MS Burial: Tallulah, LA

                        3 Henry Clay Sevier, Sr Born: January 24, 1896 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: June 1, 1974 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                        + Retta Brooks Born: September 19, 1899 Married: April 20, 1918 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: August 15, 1992 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Carolyn Sevier Born: July 3, 1921 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: April 25, 1997 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                    +Rufus Taft Yerger, Sr. Born: October 30, 1914 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: February 24, 1973 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Rufus Taft Yerger, Jr. Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Carolyn Yerger Born: July 23 in El Paso, TX Married: August 19, 1967 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                +Thomas Wayne Bishop Born: November 17 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Carolyn Sevier Bishop Born: October 9 in Baton Rouge, LA Married: April 4, 1998 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in:Tallulah, LA, Lafayette, LA
                                                            + Kevin Scott Frederick Born: in Leesville, LA Lives/ed in: Lafayette, LA
                                                                        7 Thomas Bishop Frederick Born: April 21 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Lafayette, LA
                                                                        7 John Taft Frederick Born: August 15 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Lafayette, LA
                                                                        7 Henry Clay Frederick Born: March 12 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Lafayette, LA
                                                            6 Cheryl Leigh Bishop Born: August 17 in Baton Rouge, LA Married: August 8, 1998 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                            + Paul Joseph Mayronne Born: in Covington, LA Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                                        7 Anna Ruth Mayronne Born: June 16 in Covington, LA Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                                        7 Margaret Claire Mayronne Born: October 14 in Covington, LA Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                                        7 Caroline Bishop Mayronne Born: April 19 in Covington, LA Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                            6 Bonnie Kate Bishop Born: July 17 in Vicksburg, MS Married: June 14, 2003 in Point Clear, AL Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                            + Boyd Thomas Kitchen Born: in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                                        7 William Thomas Kitchen Born: May 24 in Covington, LA Lives/ed in: Covington, LA
                                                5 Flora Yerger Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                    4 Roberta Sevier Born: May 17, 1924 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Died: January 8, 2006 Tallulah, LA Burial: January 10, 2006 Tallulah, LA
                                    +Robert Wyly Gandy, Jr Born: July 21, 1915 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Died: March 25, 1987 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Robert Wyly Gandy III Born: August 30, 1947 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Died: July 5, 1948 Tallulah, LA Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Retta Gandy Born: September 22, 1949 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Died: March 29, 2005 Vicksburg, MS Burial: March 31, 2005 Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Katherine Sherrill Gandy Born: June 20, 1951 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Died: June 20, 1951 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Sally Gandy Born: January 20, 1953 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Died: August 1, 1979 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Henry Clay Sevier, Jr Born: September 22 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Covington, LA
                                    +Marilin Smith Born: August 19 Married: December 17, 1947 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Covington, LA
                                                5 [6] Linda Sevier Born: July 31 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                +Don Ater Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                            6 [5] Sharon Leigh Ater Born: March 8 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                            +Richard Burnell Sharp, Jr. Born: April 11 Married: in Natchez, MS Died: February 28, 2000 in Rayville, LA
                                                                        7 Richard Burnell Sharp III Born: December 12
                                                                        7 Donald Chapman Sharp Born: October 5
                                                                        7 Davis Sevier Sharp Born: April 13
                                                            *2nd Husband of [5] Sharon Leigh Ater:
                                                            +Corbett Edgin
                                                *2nd Husband of [6] Linda Sevier:
                                                +Donald Harold Pennington Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                            6 Candice Lynn Pennington Born: October 29 in Alexandria, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Newellton, LA
                                                            +Walker Burnside Head Born: May 13 in Newellton, LA Married: March 21, 1992 in Newellton, LA Lives/ed in: Newellton, LA
                                                                        7 Sarah Elizabeth Head Born: December 18 Lives/ed in: Newellton, LA
                                                                        7 Clayton Walker Head Born: August 24 Lives/ed in: Newellton, LA
                                                *3rd Husband of [6] Linda Sevier:
                                                +Lamar Satchfield Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                            6 Patrick Scott Satchfield Born: November 20 in Vicksburg, MS
                                                *4th Husband of [6] Linda Sevier:
                                                +Joseph Mann
                                                5 Janet Sevier Born: June 3 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA New Orleans, LA
                                                +Thomas Blackburn Favrot, Jr. Married: May 19, 1973 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA
                                                            6 Jennifer Favrot Born: November 21 Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA
                                                            6 Thomas Blackburn Favrot III Born: February 18 Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA
                                                5 Mary Kate Sevier Born: December 15 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                +Gary Elkins Married: May 24, 1975 in Tallulah, LA
                                                            6 Kathryn Elkins Born: April 4
                                                            6 Nicholas Tinsley Elkins Born: February 2
                                                            6 Elizabeth Miles Elkins Born: July 26
                                                            6 Andrew Clayton Elkins Born: September 15, 1986 Died: October 13, 1995 in New Orleans, LA Burial: New Orleans, LA
                                                            6 Geoffrey Clement Elkins Born: June 13
                                                5 Henry Clay Sevier III Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Lafayette, LA

            *2nd Wife of [7] James Douglas Sevier, Sr.:
            +Margaret Allen Born: August 12, 1879 Married: May 29, 1923 in Harrison County, MS Lives/ed in: Gulfport, MS Died: 1966 Burial: Tallulah LA

            2 [8] John Vertner Sevier, Sr Born: August 27, 1863 in Port Gibson, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: October 15, 1932 in Tallulah, LA Burial: October 1932 Tallulah, LA
            +Mary Ophelia Lampley Born: August 28, 1867 in Thomastown, MS Married: March 14, 1888 in Leake County, MS Died: December 11, 1895 in Afton, LA Burial: December 1895         Thomastown, MS

                        3 Mary Clark Sevier Born: August 13, 1889 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: Philadelphia, PA
                        +Charles John Biddle Dixon Born: Abt. 1885 in Pennsylvania Married: August 22, 1911 Lives/ed in: Philadelphia, PA
                                    4 Alexander J. Dallas Dixon II Born: December 21, 1918 in Pennsylvania Lives/ed in: Philadelphia, PA Died: July 1982 in Philadelphia, PA
                                    +Clara Ann Hamilton
                                                5 Mary Evans Dixon
                                                5 Ann Biddle Sevier Dixon

                        3 Rosa Sevier Born: July 16, 1891 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: February 1, 1978 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                        +
Leonard Mason Spencer Born: June 11, 1892 in Baton Rouge, LA Married: August 22, 1917 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: June 12, 1962 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Infant Spencer Born: November 3, 1923 Died: November 3, 1923
                                    4 George Spencer Born: March 2, 1925 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Metairie, LA Died: August 14, 1982 in New Orleans, LA Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    +Patricia Castell Lives/ed in: Metairie, LA
                                                5 Patricia Spencer Lives/ed in: Metairie, LA

                        3 John Vertner Sevier, Jr. Born: February 28, 1893 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: June 4, 1959 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: Tallulah LA
                        +
Virginia Vernon Born: July 11, 1895 in Kentwood, LA Married: August 15, 1927 in Amite, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA  Arkadelphia, AR Died: February 26, 1983 in                                                                 Arkadelphia, AR Burial:Tallulah LA
                                    4 Jane Vernon Sevier Born: February 29 Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA, Arkadelphia, AR

                        3 Henry Clay Sevier Born: June 8, 1895 in Afton, LA Died: June 15, 1895 in Afton, LA

            *2nd Wife of [8] John Vertner Sevier, Sr:
            +
Alice Peterkin Born: October 27, 1878 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: January 25, 1966 Burial: January 1966 Tallulah, LA
                        3
Vertner Sevier Born: March 27, 1907 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: August 8, 1943 Burial: Tallulah, LA

*2nd Wife of [9] Henry Clay Sevier:
+Nancy Adeline Ophelia Nash Born: March 5, 1839 in Columbus, MS Married: September 29, 1866 Lives/ed in:Thomastown, MS Died: March 29, 1929 in Innis, LA Burial: Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery,

            2 Henry Clay Sevier, Jr Born: 1867 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA Died: July 31, 1938 in Natchez, MS Burial: August 1938 Natchez, MS
            +Carrie M. DuBard Born: Abt. 1870 in Mississippi Married: February 8, 1893 in Attala County, MS Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA Died: in Natchez, MS Burial: Natchez, MS

                        3 Robert Sevier Born: Abt. 1899 Died: Abt. 1905

                        3 Victor Henry Sevier, Sr. Born: January 9, 1900 Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA Died: October 30, 1944 in Ferriday, LA Burial: October 1944 Natchez, MS
                         +Naideen J. Jordan Born: Abt. 1899 in Union City, TN Married: Abt. 1921 Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA Died: Abt. 1969 in Ferriday, LA Burial: Ferriday, LA
                                    4 Victor Henry Sevier, Jr. Born: April 4 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                    +Dorothy Matthews Born: in Anse La Butte, LA Married: April 28, 1951 in Camp Rucker, AL Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                5 Victor Henry Sevier III Born: April 2 in Lafayette, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                +Debbie ??? Married: in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                            6 Catherine Claire Sevier Born: August 8 in Houma, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                            6 Stephanie Sevier Born: April 2 in Houma, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                            6 Brittany Sevier Born: May 29 in Houma, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                5 Matthew Sevier Born: November 10 in Lafayette, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                +Jill Vincent Born: in Kaplan, LA Married: in Kaplan, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                            6 Melinda Sevier Born: February 28 in Houma, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                            6 Theresa Sevier Born: December 9 in Houma, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                5 Sarah Sevier Born: February 3 in Lafayette, LA
                                                +Gene Chauvin Born: in Houma, LA Married: in Houma, LA
                                                            6 Ross Chauvin Born: June 22
                                                            6 Michelle Chauvin Born: May 19
                                                5 Dorothy Sevier Born: April 30 in Lafayette, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                +Chip Fontenot Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                            6 Katie Fontenot Born: June 18 Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                                            6 Jason Fontenot Born: August 5 Lives/ed in: Houma, LA
                                    4
Naideen Sherrill Sevier Born: August 26, 1928 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA Died: January 16, 2004 in Ferriday, LA Burial: January 19, 2004 Ferriday, LA
                                    +George S. Comer Born: January 14 Married: November 27, 1947 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA
                                                5 Carolyn Sue Comer Born: July 16 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA, Shreveport, LA
                                                +David Hill Boydstun, Sr. Born: March 7 in Natchitoches, LA Married: January 16, 1971 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA, Shreveport, LA
                                                            6 David Hill Boydstun, Jr. Born: September 19 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA, Shreveport, LA
                                                            + Kristie A. Cowan Married: April 20, 2002 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA
                                                                        7 Jaden Alise Boydstum Born: June 4, 2004 in Natchez, MS Lives/ed in: Ferriday, LA
                                                            6 Jennifer Lynn Boydstun Born: September 9 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Marietta, GA
                                                            +Kelly Vance Herring Married: March 31, 2001 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Marietta, GA
                                                                        7 Peyton Lynn Herring Born: May 13 in Marietta, GA
                                                5 Sherrill Von Comer Born: November 15 in Ferriday, LA Lives/ed in: Slidell, LA
                                                + Rex Britt – Divorced
                                                            6 Sherrill Naideen Britt Born: May 28 Lives/ed in: Rockville, MD
                                                            + Russell James Caso, Jr Married: August 26, 1995 Lives/ed in: Rockville, MD
                                                                        7 Russell James Caso, III Born: March 28 in Maryland
                                                                        7 Andrew Comer Caso Born: February 16 in Slidell, LA

            2 William Putnam Sevier, Sr Born: June 13, 1868 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: November 4, 1943 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: November 1943 Tallulah, LA
            +
Ada Shadburne Graves Born: August 28, 1877 in Milliken's Bend, LA Married: November 29, 1898 in East Carroll Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: April 10, 1955 in Tendal, LA Burial:

            April 1955 Tallulah, LA

                        3 William Putnam Sevier, Jr.. Born: October 13, 1899 in Araby Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: September 5, 1985 in Tallulah, LA Burial: September

                        1985 Tallulah, LA
                        +
Martha Fontaine Boney Born: August 13, 1904 in Duckport Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Married: August 3, 1927 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: October 4, 1983 in Jackson,                           MS Burial: October 1983 Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Richard Putnam Sevier Born: March 22 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Bet. 1931 - 2005 Tallulah, LA, Shreveport, LA, New Orleans, LA, Lafayette, LA, Houston, TX, Midland, TX,                                               Jackson, MS
                                    +Barbara Nolen Pollard Born: May 23 in Oak Grove, LA Married: June 10, 1954 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA, Shreveport, LA, New Orleans, LA Lafayette, LA, Houston, TX,                                                Midland, TX, Jackson, MS
                                                5 William Richard Sevier Born: March 5 in New Orleans, LA Lives/ed in: Lafayette, LA, Houston, TX, Midland, TX, Orlando, FL, Jackson, MS
                                    4 Dorothy Hamilton Sevier Born: January 8 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Vicksburg, MS, El Dorado, AR
                                    +Wayne Gordon Elliott Born: November 4 in Monroe, LA Married: November 25, 1960 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: El Dorado, AR
                                                5 Sarah Sevier Elliott Born: October 14 in San Francisco, CA Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS, Monroe, LA
                                                +Scott Moore Born: February 27 in Monroe, LA Married: in El Dorado, AR Lives/ed in: Monroe, LA
                                                            6 Elliott Moore Born: October 9 in Monroe, LA Lives/ed in: Monroe, LA
                                                5 Caroline Payton Elliott Born: June 16 Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS, El Dorado, AR, Little Rock, AR
                                                +Samuel Joseph Lingo Married: October 2, 1999 in El Dorado, AR
                                                            6 Sophia Sevier Lingo Born: April 9
                                                5 [10] Nancy Hamilton Elliott Born: May 5 Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS, El Dorado, AR, Little Rock, AR
                                                +John Rex Hughes, Jr Married: November 29, 1997 in El Dorado, AR Lives/ed in: El Dorado, AR
                                                            6 Haley Caroline Hughes Born: June 19 in El Dorado, AR Lives/ed in: El Dorado, AR, Little Rock, AR
                                                *2nd Husband of [10] Nancy Hamilton Elliott:
                                                +Mike Nesmith Lives/ed in: Little Rock, AR
                                    4 Nancy Sherrill Sevier Born: January 8 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Lexington, KY
                                    +Thomas Pascal Pirone Born: January 3 Married: July 29, 1961 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Lexington, KY
                                                5 John Sevier Pirone Born: October 25 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA, Lexington, KY, San Francisco, CA
                                                +Mollie Hannah Flatau Married: September 2, 2001 in Baltimore, MD
                                                            6 Lucia Grace Pirone Born: July 12
                                                            6 William Archer Pirone Born: March 24
                                                5 Catherine Sherrill Pirone Born: August 1 in Baton Rouge, LA Lives/ed in: Baton Rouge, LA, Lexington, KY, New York, NY
                                                +Alex Shingler Married: September 3, 2006 in Sotogrande, Spain
                                                            6 Madeleine Zoe Born: February 15 in London, England

                        3 Nan Louise Sevier Born: October 15, 1901 in Afton Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: January 2, 1968 Burial: January 1968 Tallulah, LA
                        +
Travis Edwin McNeel Born: February 21, 1900 in Lake, MS Married: June 17, 1929 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in:Tallulah, LA Died: January 5, 1990 in Sarasota, FL Burial: January 1990
                        Tallulah, LA

                        3
John Graves Sevier Born: October 3, 1903 in Afton Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: December 14, 1925 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: December 1925 Tallulah, LA

                        3
Barton Metts Sevier Born: May 17, 1907 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: April 11, 1983 in Tallulah, LA Burial: April 1983 Tallulah, LA
                        +
Agatha Lanehart Born: April 29, 1915 Married: November 1945 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: November 28, 1993 Burial: November 1993 Tallulah, LA

                        3
Ada Maie Sevier Born: June 30, 1909 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tendal, LA Tallulah, LA Died: October 12, 1991 in Tallulah, LA Burial: October 1991
                        Tallulah, LA
                        +
Earl Edward Warrick Born: October 6, 1900 in Arkansas Married: March 8, 1935 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tendal, LA Tallulah, LA Died: June 9, 1957 Burial: June 1957 Tallulah, LA

                        3
James Douglas Sevier, Sr Born: December 5, 1911 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: April 4, 1990 in Tallulah, LA Burial: April 1990 Tallulah, LA
                        +
Juanita Capshaw Born: December 25, 1914 in Holly Ridge, LA Married: October 5, 1939 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: September 20, 2003 in Tallulah, LA Burial: September 22,                            2003 Tallulah, LA
                                    4 [11] James Douglas Sevier, Jr Born: August 7 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                    +Amy L. Nicholls Married: October 25, 1972 Died August 12, 2007 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Vicksburg, MS
                                                5 Dana Leigh Sevier Born: March 23 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Delhi, LA Vicksburg, MS
                                                +Justin Ellis
                                                            6 Kody Ellis
                                                            6 Cameron Ellis
                                                5 James Douglas Sevier III Born: August 4 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Monroe, LA
                                                + Susan Elizabeth Gordon Born April 29 in Delhi, LA Lives/ed in: Delhi, LA Monroe, LA
                                                            6 Madyson Elizabeth Sevier Born October 24 Lives/ed in: Monroe, LA
                                                5 Lauren Leigh Sevier Born: November 18 in Monroe, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                    *2nd Wife of [11] James Douglas Sevier, Jr:
                                    +Kayla A. Tindell Born: January 23 Married: March 29, 1990 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Nancy Elizabeth Sevier Born: November 8 in Monroe, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA

                        3 Charlotte Sevier Born: January 12 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Died: October 12, 2013 in TaLLULAH, la Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Burial: October 15, 2013 Tallulah, LA
                        +
William Wallace Ziegler, Sr Born: June 1, 1909 Married: September 11, 1945 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: October 2, 1994 in Tallulah, LA Burial: October 1994 Tallulah, LA
                                    4 William Wallace Ziegler, Jr Born: June 4 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                    +Sandra Taylor Born: May 31 Married: in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Charlotte Adele Ziegler Born: September 24 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Kelly Michelle Ziegler Born: May 30 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                +Ivan Randall Robertson Married: May 31 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Tracey Leigh Ziegler Born: April 10 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                +Brett Raley Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                    4 [12] John Sevier Ziegler, Sr. Born: January 23 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Bastrop, LA
                                    +Marilyn Higdon
                                                5 Clay Ziegler
                                                5 John Ziegler II
                                    *2nd Wife of [12] John Sevier Ziegler, Sr.:
                                    +Martha Walters Lives/ed in: Bastrop, LA
                                                5 Richard Clayton Ziegler Born: November 30
                                                5 John Sevier Ziegler, Jr. Born: May 23 Lives/ed in: Bastrop, LA

                        3 Laura Eliza Sevier Born: December 27, 1917 in Lower Banks Plantation, Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA, Jennings, LA Died: July 9, 2007 in Shreveport, LA Burial: July 12, 2007
                        in Jennings, LA

                        +Dan Lavelle Donald Born: September 28, 1911 in Waynesboro, MS Married: December 27, 1939 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA Died: January 3, 1979 in Jennings, LA Burial: January                                     1979 Jennings, LA
                                    4 Charlotte Sevier Donald Born: January 5 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA, Lake Charles, LA, Monroe, LA, Shreveport, LA
                                    +Donald Ellsworth Walter Born: March 15 in Jennings, LA Married: August 18, 1962 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                                5 Laura Ney Walter Born: September 2 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA, Memphis, TN
                                                +James Lawrence Sullivan Born: August 28 Married: May 16, 1987 in Conshohocken, PA Lives/ed in: Memphis, TN
                                                            6 Sean Daniel Sullivan Born: August 9 in Philadelphia, PA Lives/ed in: Memphis, TN
                                                            6 Leah Sullivan Born: August Lives/ed in: Memphis, TN
                                                5 Robert Ellsworth Walter Born: February 16 in Lake Charles, LA
                                                5 Susannah Brooks Walter Born: July 15 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Oakland, CA, Shreveport, LA
                                                +Christian Jean-Pierre Sweeney Married: May 23 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Oakland, CA
                                                *2nd Husband of [5] Susannah Brooks Walter
                                                +Denis Poljak Born: in Yugoslavia Married: December 2007 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                    4 [13] Dan Lavelle Donald, Jr Born: October 1 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA
                                    +Libby Hankins Born: March 24, 1946 in Little Rock, AR Married: December 5, 1966 in Columbus, MS Died: April 23, 1987 in Lake Charles, LA
                                                5 Charlotte Elizabeth Donald Born: August 12 in Jennings, LA
                                                5 Alfred Barton Donald Born: September 26 in Fort Sill, OK
                                                5 Dan Lavelle Donald III Born: June 9 in Jennings, LA
                                                5 Nan McNeel Donald Born: June 19 in Jennings, LA
                                                5 Walter Brooks Donald Born: June 19 in Jennings, LA
                                    *2nd Wife of [13] Dan Lavelle Donald, Jr:
                                    +Penny Corté Born: October 10 in Beaumont, TX Married: October 12, 1985 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA
                                                5 Andreé Alexandria Bass Donald Born: April 13
                                    4 David Brooks Donald Born: December 6 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA
                                    +Brenda Marlene Truitt Born: January 11 in Greenwood, MS Married: October 13, 1973 in Greenwood, MS Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA
                                                5 David Seth Donald Born: November 13 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA, Memphis, TN, Shreveport, LA
                                                +Amy Marie Parratt Born: January 15 in Shreveport, LA Married: July 3, 1999 in Shreveport, LA
                                                            6 Mary Brooks Donald Born: February 6 in Alexandria, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                                            6 Eliza Anderson Donald Born: April 25 in Shreveport Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                                            6 Mae Charlotte Donald Born: February 9 in Shreveport, LA Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                                5 Karen Brooks Donald Born: January 16 in Jennings, LA Lives/ed in: Jennings, LA, Hattiesburg, MS
                                                + Tyler Craig Williams Married: May 14, 2005 in Jennings, LA

            2 Barton Metts Sevier Born: February 1870 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: 1900 Atlanta, GA Hapeville, GA Died: May 1912 in Kosciusko, MS Burial: May 1912 Yockanookany Baptist
            Cemetery, Thomastown, MS
            +Fannie Turpin Born: September 1870 in Louisiana Married: Bef. 1900 Lives/ed in: Hapeville, GA

                        3 Rebecca Sevier Born: Abt. 1901 in Georgia Lives/ed in: 1961 Miami, FL
                        +Julian Menzo Howe Lives/ed in: Miami, FL Died: 1953 in Miami, FL

                        3 John Sevier Born: Abt. 1904 Lives/ed in: Abt. 1960 St. Louis, Mo Died: June 8, 1968 in Fulton County, GA
                                    4 Barton Sevier

                        3 Catherine Sevier Born: May 28, 1906 in Georgia Lives/ed in: Abt. 1960 Tacoma Park, MD Died: May 9, 1994 in Charlotte, NC
                        +W. P. Toler Lives/ed in: Tacoma Park, MD

                        3 Helen Sevier Born: Aft. 1910 Lives/ed in: Abt. 1960 Tacoma Park, MD
                        +Thomas S. Brady Lives/ed in: Tacoma Park, MD

            2 Katherine Sevier Born: 1871 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: 1910 Isola, MS Died: 1930 in Belzoni, MS
            +Fulton Harvey Hutson Born: Abt. 1865 in Mississippi Married: 1893 Lives/ed in: 1910 Isola, MS


                        3 Fulton Sevier Hutson Born: Abt. 1894 Lives/ed in: 1910 Isola, MS
                        +Margaret Lister Born: August 4, 1895 Lives/ed in: 1961 Isola, Ms Died: June 1981
                                    4 Nancy Hutson Born: June 10, 1915 Lives/ed in: Yazoo City, MS Died: August 12, 1998 in Jackson, MS
                                    +Herbert Holmes, Sr. Born: September 27, 1912 Lives/ed in: Yazoo City, MS Died: December 1981 in Yazoo City, MS
                                                5 Herbert Holmes, Jr.
                                                5 Katherine Holmes Born: Abt. 1950 Lives/ed in: Yazoo City, MS Died: 2002 in Yazoo City, MS

                        3 Katherine Hutson Born: October 15, 1901 in Isola, MS Lives/ed in: 1961 Dallas, TX Died: February 1977
                        +Edward Augustus Blount Lives/ed in: Dallas, TX
                                    4 Edward Hutson Blount
                                    4 Katherine Sevier Blount Lives/ed in: 1961 Dallas, TX Born: November 4, 1922 in Pointe Coupee Parish, LA Died:  May 15, 2005 in Richardson, TX
                                    +James Herman Oldenkamp, Sr Born: February 26, 1922 in Cleveland, OH Lives/ed in: Dallas, TX Died: February 4, 2004 in Richardson, TX
                                                5 Edward Blount Oldenkamp Born: in Dallas, TX
                                                5 Susan Katherine Oldenkamp Born: in Dallas, TX Lives/ed in: Fairbanks, AK
                                                + ??? Hanson
                                                5 Henry Lee Oldenkamp Born: in Dallas, TX
                                                5 James Herman Oldenkamp, Jr Born: in Dallas, TX
                                    4 Laura Helen Blount Lives/ed in: 1961 Greenville, MS
                                    +Samuel Jacob Carroll, Jr Born: in Isola, MS Lives/ed in: Greenville, MS
                                                5 Samuel Jacob Carroll III
                                                5 John Blount Carroll
                                    4 Margaret Mozelle Blount Lives/ed in: 1961 Richardson, Tx
                                    +Charles Walker Lives/ed in: Richardson, Tx
                                                5 Charles Walker, Jr
                                                5 Michael Walker
                                                5 Sherrill Walker
                                   
4 John Fulton Blount, Sr Lives/ed in: 1961 Houston, TX
                                    +Paula Morris Lives/ed in: Houston, TX
                                                5 John Fulton Blount, Jr
                                                5 Honey Heath Blount
                                    4 Frances Mildred Blount Lives/ed in: 1961 Carrolton, TX
                                    +Ben Skipworth, Sr Lives/ed in: Carrolton, TX
                                                5 Ben Skipworth, Jr
                                                5 Glenda Fay Skipworth

            2 Ophelia Nash Sevier Born: April 12, 1874 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: August 22, 1949 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: Vicksburg, MS
            +Albert Rowley Nicols, Sr. Born: Abt. 1860 in Minnesota Married: June 6, 1894 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: February 25, 1917 in Tallulah LA

                        3
Alberta Nicols Born: March 17, 1895 in Innis, LA Lives/ed in: Beulah, MS Tallulah, LA Died: October 14, 1986 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                        +Robert Lee Ammons, Sr. Born: November 16, 1877 in Camden, SC Married: February 10, 1915 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: 1930 Beulah, MS Died: January 11, 1936 Burial: Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Sara Ammons Born: Abt. 1917 in Greenville, MS Lives/ed in: Beulah, MS Shrewsbury, MA Died: October 8, 1987 in Shrewsbury, MA
                                    +Gerald Shelby Lives/ed in: Shrewsbury, MA Died: November 2001
                                                5 Gerald Shelby, Jr.
                                                5 John Shelby
                                                5 Robert Shelby
                                    4 Robert Lee Ammons, Jr. Born: October 16, 1918 in Greenville, MS Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA Died: February 15, 2010 Burial: Shreveport, LA
                                    +Gwendolyn Hand Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA
                                    4 [14]
Ophelia Ammons Born: 1924 in Greenville, MS Lives/ed in: Beulah, MS Tallulah, LA Died: August 17, 2007 in Tallulah, LA
                                    +Christopher Friis, Jr. Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS
                                                5 Carolyn Friis Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA, Mountainair, NM
                                                5 Christopher Friis III Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                    *2nd Husband of [14] Ophelia Ammons:
                                    +
Vernon Thompson, Jr Born: 1924 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: February 5, 1999 in Tallulah LA Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    4 [15]
Alberta Ammons Born: December 8, 1929 in Greenville, MS Lives/ed in: Beulah, MS Tallulah, LA Natchez, MS Waterproof, LA Died: July 8, 2007 in Natchez, MS Burial: July 12,                                               2007 St. Joseph, LA
                                    +William E. Crosby Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA
                                                5 Alberta Crosby Lives/ed in: Tallulah LA Boylston, MA
                                    *2nd Husband of [15] Alberta Ammons:
                                    +Frederick Charles Berger Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS
                                                5 Charles Frederick Berger Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS Plano, TX
                                                5 Nancy Adele Berger Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS Warren VT
                                    *3rd Husband of [15] Alberta Ammons:
                                    +Edward Yandle Berry Married: 1985 Lives/ed in: Waterproof, LA
                                    4 Betty Jane Ammons Born: in Mississippi Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS Natchez, MS Tallulah, LA
                                    +Joseph Eckford Brown, Jr. Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS
                                                5 Stephanie Sevier Brown Born: September 30 Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS, Jackson, MS, Pine Bluff, AR
                                                + Ronald Wauters Married: June 4, 1994 Lives/ed in: Pine Bluff, AR
                                                            6 Patrick Joseph Wauters Born: May 19 Lives/ed in: Pine Bluff, AR
                                                            6 John Stephen Wauters Born: April 21 Lives/ed in: Pine Bluff, AR
                                                5
Thomas Carson Brown Born: October 1, 1959 Died August 31, 2009 in Alexandria, VA Lives/ed in: Natchez, MS, Pine Bluff, AR, Alexandria, Virginia
                                    4
George Ammons Born: September 21, 1935 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: June 19, 1949 in Tallulah, LA Burial: Tallulah LA

                        3 George Nicols Born: November 6, 1896 Died: November 23, 1918 in Douglas, AZ

                        3 Edwin D, Nicols Born: December 2, 1897 Lives/ed in: 1920 Austin, TX Died: December 1963
                        +Myrtle ???

                        3 Albert Rowley Nicols, Jr.. Born: January 4, 1913 Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA Died: August 21, 1992 in Shreveport, LA
                        +Jessie Dean Dunckelman Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA Died: November 29, 2009 in Shreveport, LA
                                    4 Jo Dean Nicols Born December 6, Lives/ed in: Shreveport, LA Austin, TX
                                    + Rowland Robert Robins
                                                5 Stephanie Jo Robins Born: January 15 in Richardson, TX
                                                + Timothy D. Messonnier
                                                            6 Mary Catherine Messonnier Born June 18
                                                5 Jennifer Leigh Robins Born April 3 in Austin, TX
                                                + Robert J. Ferris III
                                                            6 Hugh Joseph Ferris Born: October 4
                                                            6 Jackson William Ferris Born: September 15
                                    *2nd Husband of Jo Dean Nicols
                                    + Jeffrey Dale Harrell

            2 Laura Elizabeth Sevier Born: Abt. 1876 in Thomastown, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Innis, LA Died: November 14, 1944 in Innis, LA
            +Samuel Preston Herring Married: 1898 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Innis, LA


                        3 Preston Street Herring Born: August 21, 1902 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Died: February 23, 1990 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: Vicksburg, MS
                        +Helen Rice Jones Born: April 16, 1910 Married: in Vicksburg, Ms Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Died: August 1998 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: Vicksburg, MS
                                    4 Helen Greenoe Herring Born: July 24 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Ocala, FL
                                    +Wallace Edwin Sturgis, Jr Married: February 14, 1953 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Ocala, FL Died: 1992 in Ocala, FL
                                                5 Preston Herring Sturgis Born: November 30 in Ocala, FL Lives/ed in: Atlanta, GA
                                                +Carole Little Married: December 30 in Atlanta, GA Lives/ed in: Atlanta, GA
                                                5 Wallace Edwin Sturgis III Born: September 28 in Ocala, FL Lives/ed in: Asheville, NC
                                                +Jan Gilliam Married: April 30, 1983 in Ashville, NC Lives/ed in: Asheville, NC
                                                            6 Corey Austin Sturgis Born: February 22
                                                            6 Lydia Callan Sturgis Born: May 17
                                                5 Sherrill Sturgis Born: October 20
                                                +Robert Lamar Wilson Married: August 1, 1992 in Ocala, FL
                                                            6 Robert Preston Wilson Born: December 10, 1996
                                                            6 Parker Sturgis Wilson Born: February 22, 1999
                                    4 Margaret Sherrill Herring Born: September 30 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA
                                    +Emanuel Victor Benjamin III Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA
                                                5 Emanuel Victor Benjamin IV
                                                +Margie Egan Married: in Chicago, IL
                                                            6 Emanuel Victor Benjamin V
                                                5 Florence Fredericka Benjamin
                                                +Sean Laughlin Married: in New Orleans, LA
                                                            6 Sean Laughlin
                                                            6 Peter Laughlin
                                                5 Peter Sevier Benjamin Born: July 1966 Lives/ed in: Diamond Head, MS
                                                + Nancy ??? Married: in New Orleans, LA
                                                            6 Isabelle Benjamin
                                                            6 Lucy Benjamin
                                                            6 Ella Benjamin
                                    4 [16] Laura Genevieve Herring Born: July 15 Lives/ed in: Houma, LA Menlo Park, CA
                                    +Robert Morris Born: November 12, 1940 Lives/ed in: Houma, LA Died: October 19, 1986 in Houma, LA
                                                5 Laura Sevier Morris Born: August 11 in Houma, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA, Menlo Park, CA
                                                + John Francis Redmond Born: January 27 in Rochester, NY Lives/ed in: Rochester, NY, Menlo Park, CA
                                                            6 John Francis Redmond Born:  November 4, 2003 in Menlo Park, CA Lives/ed in: Menlo Park, CA

                                                            6 Robert Sevier Redmond Born: January 16, 2007 in Menlo Park, CA Lives/ed in: Menlo Park, CA
                                                5 Genevieve Herring Morris Born: December 4, in Houma, LA Lives/ed in: Houma, LA, Los Angeles, CA
                                    *2nd Husband of [16] Laura Genevieve Herring:
                                    +Edwin Tanner Born: August 12

 2 Dora Victoria Sevier Born: September 1878 in Thomastown, Ms Died: July 1899 in Thomastown, Ms Burial: Yockanookany Baptist Cemetery, Thomastown, MS

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON SEVIER, JR.

Of Overton County, TN & Port Gibson, MS

 

1 George Washington Sevier, Jr Born: 1813 in Overton County, TN Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS Died: September 9, 1875 in Port Gibson, MS
+Sarah Knox Born: August 25, 1808 in Mississippi Married: March 10, 1835 in Claiborne County, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS Died: May 26, 1891 in Port Gibson, MS Burial: May 1891 Port Gibson, MS

            2 Mary Katherine Sevier Born: 1836 in Mississippi Lives/ed in: St. Louis, MO Died: 1887
            +Robert J. Dunbar, Sr. Married: May 10, 1860 in Claiborne County, MS Lives/ed in: St. Louis, MO

                        3 Isaac Dunbar Born: July 17, 1861 in Port Gibson, MS Died: May 13, 1863 in Port Gibson, MS Burial: May 1963 Port Gibson, MS

                        3 Nannie Belle Dunbar Born: Abt. 1866 in Mississippi

                        3 [1] Robert J. Dunbar, Jr. Born: Abt. 1867 in Mississippi Lives/ed in: 1910 St. Louis, MO
                        +Iva Ward Born: Abt. 1884 in Missouri
                                    4 Mildred Dunbar Born: 1908 in Missouri
                                    4 John Dunbar Born: Abt. 1911 in Missouri
                                    4 Mary A. Dunbar Born: Abt. 1919 in Missouri
                        *2nd Wife of [1] Robert J. Dunbar, Jr
                        ??? ???
                                    4 Joseph P. Dunbar Born: Abt. 1892 in Missouri
                                    4 James Dunbar Born: Abt. 1897 in Missouri

            2 George Washington Sevier III Born: 1839 in Mississippi Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS

            2 [2] Jennie Vertner Sevier Born: Abt. 1843 Lives/ed in: Claiborne County, MS Died: 1922 in Claiborne County, MS
            +Adolphus Watson Harris Lives/ed in: Claiborne County, MS
                        3 Sarah Knox Harris Born: October 29, 1880 in Mississippi Lives/ed in: Abt. 1960 Port Gibson, MS Vicksburg, MS Died: 1969 in Port Gibson, MS Burial: Port Gibson, MS
                        +H. George Sager Born: September 1846 in Vermont, Married: 1909, Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS
            *2nd Husband of [2] Jennie Vertner Sevier:
            George S. Clarke Born: Abt. 1843 in Mississippi Married: March 7, 1866 in Claiborne County, MS
                        3 George Clarke Lives/ed in: Died Abt. 1873.

            2 Andrew Jackson Sevier, Sr. Born: January 8, 1844 in Claiborne County, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS Tallulah, LA Died: August 2, 1916 in Tallulah, LA Burial: August 1916 Tallulah, LA
            +Columbia E. Dobyns Born: 1847 in Mississippi Married: November 7, 1867 in Jefferson County, MS Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, LA Claiborne County, MS Died: 1881

                        3 Sarah Knox Sevier Born: Abt. 1869 in Mississippi Lives/ed in: Claiborne County, MS

                        3 Columbia Sevier Born: February 17 1870 in Mississippi Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, La Died: February 1, 1942 in Tallulah, LA
                        +Willard H. Utz Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, La
                                    4 Merrick Utz Lives/ed in: Madison Parish, La

                        3 Andrew Jackson Sevier, Jr Born: January 30, 1872 in Claiborne County, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: August 25, 1941 in Tallulah, LA
                        +Mary Louise Day Born: October 13, 1880 Married: April 26, 1905 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: February 3, 1958
                                    4 Emma Louise Sevier Born: Abt. 1907 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Plaquemine, LA Died: 1944 in Plaquemine, LA
                                    +Joseph Allan Nadler Married: in Tallulah, La Lives/ed in: Plaquemine, LA
                                                5 Joseph Allan Nadler, Jr. Lives/ed in: Plaquemine, LA Thibodeaux, LA
                                                +Katherine Dunning Lives/ed in: Thibodeaux, LA
                                                            6 William Allan Nadler
                                                            6 Nancy Katherine Nadler
                                                5 Andrew Donelson Sevier Nadler Lives/ed in: Plaquemine, LA
                                                +Jaynel Froisy Lives/ed in: Plaquemine, LA
                                                            6 Kirk Christian Nadler
                                                            6 Rachel Louise Nadler
                                    4 John Donelson Sevier Born: January 22, 1909 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: September 8, 1987 in Tallulah, LA
                                    +Louise England Born: January 15, 1914 Married: 1939 in Crystal Springs, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: January 20, 1988


                        3 Annie C. Sevier Born: 1873 in Port Gibson, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1958 in Tallulah, LA Burial: 1958 Tallulah, LA
                        +J. S. Agee Born: 1865 in Alabama Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1950 Burial: 1950 Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Willard Curtis Agee, Sr. Born: December 6, 1899 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: January 11, 1947 Burial: January 1947 Tallulah, LA
                                    +Josephine Coleman Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA
                                                5 Willard Curtis Agee, Jr. Lives/ed in: Buffalo, NY

                        3 Jennie Vertner Sevier Born: March 7, 1876 in Port Gibson, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Died: December 1, 1956 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: December 1956 Vicksburg, MS
                        +Theodore Fred Young, Sr. Born: Abt. 1879 in Mississippi Married: December 15, 1897 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Died: April 3, 1939 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: April 1939                                     Vicksburg, MS
                                    4 Theodore Fred Young, Jr. Born: November 22, 1908 Lives/ed in: 1930 Vicksburg, MS Died: July 15, 1950 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: July 1950 Vicksburg, MS
                                    4 Elizabeth Sevier Young Born: July 2, 1910 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Died: October 24, 1987 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: October 1987 Vicksburg, MS
                                    +Charles Faulk, Jr. Born: September 13, 1915 Married: June 4, 1941 Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS Died: March 3, 1990 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: March 1990 Vicksburg, MS
                                                5 Jeneva Elizabeth Faulk Born: April 8 Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS
                                                +Robert Lloyd Pickett Born: October 15 in Chester, TX Married: December 12, 1967 Lives/ed in: Vicksburg, MS
                                                            6 Robert Andrew Pickett Born: June 16 in Jackson, MS Lives/ed in: Jackson, MS Franklin, TN
                                                            +Anna Michele Fortinberry Married: June 17, 1995 in Vicksburg, MS
                                                                        7 Grace Caroline Pickett Born: September 11
                                                                        7 Davis William Pickett Born: December 3
                                                            6 Howard Young Pickett Born: December 6 in Vicksburg, MS
                                                            +Holly Lynn Crawford Married: July 14 in Vicksburg, MS
                                                5 [3] Charles Faulk III Born: August 9 in Vicksburg, MS
                                                +Mildred Katherine Steele Married: August 23, 1964
                                                            6 Katherine Ashley Faulk Born: May 18
                                                            6 Charles Faulk IV Born: January 22
                                                *2nd Wife of [3] Charles Faulk III:
                                                +Teresa Trigg Married: February 3, 1989
                                                5
Fred Young Faulk Born: Abt. 1949 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Bet. 1972 - 2003 Starkville, MS Died: November 8, 2003 in Starkville, MS Burial: November 2003 Starkville,                                                 MS
                                                +Dianne Tinkler Born: March 5 Married: March 23, 1972 in Jackson, MS
                                                            6 Leah Christine Faulk Born: January 5 in Starkville, MS Lives/ed in: Starkville, MS
                                                            6 Emily Clare Faulk Born: October 13 Lives/ed in: New Orleans, LA

                        3
Mary Katherine Sevier Born: August 29, 1878 in Tallulah, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: July 1957 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: Tallulah LA
                        +Warren J. Ward Born: 1873 Married: 1900 in Vicksburg, MS Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1923 Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    4 William Henry Ward Born: 1901 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Rapid City, SD
                                    +Opal Sargent Lives/ed in: Rapid City, SD
                                    4 Katherine Sevier Ward Born: July 6, 1903 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: June 11, 1978 Burial: Tallulah LA
                                    4 Louise Ward Born: 1905 Lives/ed in: Abt. 1960 Tallulah, LA Beaumont, Tx Died: 1972
                                    +Walter C. Stewart Lives/ed in: Beaumont, TX
                                    4 Marianne Ward Born: 1916 Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Shreveport, La
                                    +Hollis Hazeltine Metcalf Lives/ed in: Shreveport, La
                                                5 Warren Charles Metcalf
                                                +Nancy Pfeifer
                                                5 Holly Metcalf

                        3 Ada Elizabeth Sevier Born: 1881 in Madison Parish, LA Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1958 in Vicksburg, MS Burial: 1958 Tallulah, LA
                        +Augustus Carter Williamson Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Died: 1960 Burial: 1960 Tallulah, LA
                                    4 Carter Sevier Williamson Lives/ed in: Tallulah, LA Glendale, AZ

            2 William Sevier Born: Abt. 1846 in Mississippi

            2 Eliza Donelson Sevier Born: December 21, 1848 in Mississippi Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS Died: November 29, 1919 in Port Gibson, MS Burial: November 1919 Port Gibson, MS
            +William Terry Jefferies Married: December 29, 1868 in Claiborne County, MS Lives/ed in: Port Gibson, MS
                        3 Mary Sevier Jefferies Lives/ed in: Oklahoma
                        +??? McDaniel
                        3 Evan Shelby Jefferies



[1] Many of George Washington Sevier’s descendants have yet to be identified.

[2] Colonel George Washington Sevier fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain and served as Circuit Court Clerk in Overton County, TN.

[3] John Sevier was the first and only governor of the ill-fated, short-lived State of Franklin (1785-1787). He was first governor of Tennessee (1796-1801 and again 1803-1809) and afterward was elected to the 12th, 13th and 14th Congresses. His statue is one of two from Tennessee in the US Capitol’s Statuary Hall – the other being that of Andrew Jackson.

[4] Painted by Charles Willson Peale, noted portrait artist of the time.

[5] It is possible that Henry Clay Sevier spent some time on his brother’s plantation since his first wife may have been from Tensas Parish.

[6] Although the Sevier Family History shows Mary “Clark” as “from Tensas Parish, LA”, the 1860 Census (District 4, Family 7) shows her born in Mississippi and living in Claiborne County, MS. The 1850 Census (District 4, Family 457) shows the same. Also the name is spelled “Clarke” in both places.

[7] If John Vertner Sevier’s plantation was ever in Madison Parish, by 1860 it had become part of Tensas Parish.

[8] 1850 Census

[9] 1860 Census

[10] Jefferson Davis’ plantation was called Brierfield. The Hurricane Plantation shown was owned by his brother, Joseph (who actually also owned Brierfield.)

[11] 1850 Davidson County, TN Census, Family Unit 1127

[12] 1850 Hinds County, MS Census, Family Unit 1185.

[13] 1860 Claiborne County, MS Census, District 4, Family Unit 7.

[14] Thomastown is located about 35 miles up the Natchez Trace from Jackson.

[15] 1880 Census, Leake County, MS, Beat 3, Page 8, Family 72.

[16] The following was sent as a reply:

Your Letter of October 24 along with your manuscript of your old neighborhood in Leake County has been received.

I notice you stated that this was all by memory. What a wonderful memory you have for this is one of the very best stories we had for this chapter on “interviews.” I, as well as other members of the staff, feel very much indebted to you for this wonderful story. It gave us that much needed color.

The project is being sponsored by the Mississippi Archives and History and when it is all finished one copy will go to them, one copy will be sent back to the county and one copy to the State Office. However it is our desire to try to have it run in serial publications of the Carthiginian. I understand we will be working on this project until sometime next spring; so I can’t say just when you can see it.

Anything else that you can think of in this history we would appreciate you sending it to us.”

[17] This data was supplied by his son, George Washington Sevier, Jr.

[18] Tallulah Madison Journal 1/20/2005

[19] Which never took place.

[20] Emma Louise married Allan Nadler of Plaquemine, LA and died in a tragic fire there.