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Clear Branch Cemetery

Clear Branch, Unicoi County, Tennessee

Surveyed by Beth Bradford-Pytel

Updated 04/05/16

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Clear Branch Cemetery is located off I-26 in Unicoi Co., TN.  Proceed on I-26 eastbound towards Asheville, NC and take Exit 46 Clear Branch.  This is also the Tennessee Welcome Center exit.  At the end of the ramp make a right.  You will see the Baptist church on the right. The cemetery is directly behind the white brick chapel.  The active cemetery is well kept and paved and gravel parking available. Unmarked graves are arranged in suspected relationship areas.

 

Website includes PART I-Index and PART II-Grave Listings with genealogical information, death cert info,  links and photos.

 

Feel free to email me updates, info and photos and I will gladly post.

The Clear Branch Baptist Church was named after a stream nearby that always flowed "clear".  It was founded on February 11, 1870 with the following 18 charter members: M. J. Brown, William Brown, Catherine Brown, Cassia Clouse, Thomas Clouse, Sarah Clouse, G. W. Clouse, J. T. Clouse, Mary A. Jones, M. J. Rice, W. A. Sams, Sarah E. Sams, J. A. Tilson, Rebecca Tilson, J. S. Tilson, Margaret Tilson, Eliza J. Tilson, M. C. Tilson.  Rev. Henry W. Gilbert was the first pastor and is interred here [#137a.]  The original chapel was a small log structure near where the present day white brick building sits.  Inside was a fireplace for heating and split log benches with no back for seating.  Shortly after formation, a larger building was required to accommodate the growing congregation and to also serve as a schoolhouse.  Records show that about 120 folks attended service on average between 1870-1900.  Around 1912, a third building was erected to include beautiful wood carved pews crafted by fellow member George Tompkins, electricity, indoor plumbing, stain glass windows, a Baptistery and bells to call folks to church.  For support, the church initially joined the French Broad Association but in 1894, it transferred over to the Holston Baptist Association of Tennessee along with other nearby churches: Coffee Ridge  (1920), Higgins Chapel (1926) and Falls Gap  (1894) on Spivey.  The Clear Branch Chruch is still a member of the association.

 

PHOTOS: Top, Clear Branch Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Unaka Mountains in the background - taken July 2012;  other macro views taken Feb 2006 - bbpytel.  Unless otherwise noted, all photos taken by bbpytel.

PART I -  Index of Surnames:

BAILEY [#147b], BAYNARD, BAXTER [#170; 172b; 173; 176-177; 195], BENNETT [#94-95], BLANKENSHIP [#184-186], BOONE [#82], BROWN [#28-32; 183], CHAIT [#160], CHANDLER [#3; 37-38; 48-49; 50-51; 63-64; 88-92; 153; 163; 168; 178-179; 205], CLOUSE [#12-15; 59; 78; 116; 174-175], DEWITT [#137b],  EDWARDS [#109; 139-142; 164; 167-169], FARNOR [#16-19; 83-87; 144-149; 152-155], FRYE [#161], FOSTER [#20-21; 108-109; 118], GILBERT [#49; 55; 65-71; 79-81, 137a-c, 139b], GILLIS [#143], GOUGE [#182], GUINN [1b; 5b, 20b; 56-62; 79-82; 110-114; 180-181; 199-201], HARDIN [#145], HARRIS [#148; 201] HAYNES [#74-77], HENSLEY [#8; 13; 117-119; 156-159; 162; 195], HIGGINS [#202-204], HOYLE [#188-189], JONES [#98], LANE [#131], LEWIS [#21-24], LOYD [#149-151], MASHBURN [#125; 128b]; MILLER [#99], OZMER [4a/b], PETERS [#46-47], PRICE [#22], POORE [#128a/b], PROFFITT [#34-35], RAMSEY [#72-73], RICE [#137c], REED [#9]; RICHARDS [#131b], RIDDLE [#88; 169], SAMS [#155; 192-193], SCOGGINS [#53], SILVERS [#96-97], SPENCER [#188], STEPHENSON [#186], SUTHARD [#54], TAYLOR [#45; 52-53; 67], TILSON [#1-2; 9-11; 17; 28; 32-33; 35; 39-41; 43; 74b; 100-107; 120-123; 129; 131; 132-136; 178; 194; 196-198; 200], TITTLE [#179], TIPTON [#6-7; 25-27; 35b; 64; 93] TOMPKINS [#42-45], WATSON [124-127], WATTS [#205], WHITE [#81], WILLIS   [#4b; 5a/b;-38; 115-116; 165-166; 177], WOLFE [#171].

 


PART II - The Grave Listings:

 

1a.  TILSON, Ernest E.

b. May 18, 1888 - d. July 2, 1979

"Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go"

[s/o William Abner Tilson and Mary Elizabeth Clouse]

 

1b.  TILSON, Gracie [GUINN]

b. April 7, 1888 - d. June 23, 1966

[w/o Ernest E. Tilson; d/o John Bell Guinn and Sarah Berzilla Clouse]

 

2a.  TILSON, John H.

b. January 8, 1916 - d. December 8, 2001

"An Inspiration to All Who Knew Him"

 

2b.  TILSON, alive

 

3.  CHANDLER, Mary Ann

b/d. March 16, 1907

 

4a.  OZMER, Robert Roy

b. January 21, 1899 - d. October 21, 1969

 

4b.  OZMER, Mamie Emily [WILLIS]

b. August 24, 1901 - d. November 17, 1980

[w/o Robert R. Ozmer #3]

 

5a.  WILLIS, William Jasper

b. August 15, 1860 - d. July 4, 1959

"The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want"

[s/o John Anderson Willis (b. March 1827) and Edna Martin (b. abt. 1829)]

 

5b. WILLIS, Martha E. [GUINN]

b.  August 4, 1862 - d. January 3, 1954

[w/o William J. Willis; married September 15, 1881

children: Thomas F. #115, Arthur J., Lavina "Vinnie", Robert #165, Ethel #177, Margaret]

 

6.  TIPTON, Jeff

b. April 13, 1909 - d. January 14, 2005

"Married July 28, 1935"

 

7.  TIPTON,  Lockie M.

b. November 11, 1918 - d. January 4, 1978

[w/o Jeff Tipton #6]

 

8.  HENSLEY, infant

b/d July 27, 1940

[d/o H. C. Hensley]

 

9.  TILSON, Laura Ellen [REED]

b. [March] 1853 - d. 1933

[w/o William "Willie" J. Tilson #122]; married in 1888; children: Matilda, Nora #197, Samuel E. #10]

 

10.  TILSON, Samuel E.

b. May 31, 1893 - d. February 26, 1910

"Just in the Morning of his Life in Youth and Love he Died"

[s/o William J. Tilson and Laura Ellen Reed #9]

 

11.  TILSON, Martha Evelyn [infant]

b. February 16, 1922 - d. March 12, 1922

[infant d/o William J. Tilson and Barbara]

 

12.  CLOUSE, Walter Newton

b. August 4, 1889 - d. February 27, 1946

"Gone Home"

[s/o William Henry Clouse (b. 1861- d. 1905) and Lydia Tompkins (b. 1866 - d. 1915) buried Old Clouse Cem.]

NOTE:  Photo courtesy of Royce Clouse

 

13.  CLOUSE, Sue Emma [HENSLEY]

b. March 24, 1895 - d. March 21, 1932

"Wife of W. N. Clouse - Gone Home"

[w/o Walter Newton #12; d/o Allison Woodville Hensley and Cordelia Foster #156/157; children: Leonard, Luther Guy #14, private]

NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Royce Clouse

 

14.  CLOUSE, [Luther] Guy

b. April 17, 1918 - d. October 17, 1964

[s/o Walter N. Clouse and Sue Emma Hensley #12/13; wife- Ethel Mae Harris, d/o John Quillen Harris and Flossie Lawing

buried Moore Presby. Cem.]

NOTE:  Wife, Ethel Mae Harris [b. Aug 4, 1923 - d. Nov. 27, 1973, remarried after the death of Luther and is buried in Bristol, VA.  Photo of Guy courtesy of Royce Clouse.  Info courtesy of Kim Campbell.

 

16.  FARNOR, David Powell

b. January 10, 1876 - d. September 6, 1951

[s/o Rev. Jacob S. Farnor and Rebecca J. Hardon #144/145]

 

17.  FARNOR, Martha Jane [TILSON]

b. August 13, 1863 - d. June 27, 1969

[d/o John A. Tilson and Rebecca Bayless;  1st husband William A. Edwards; children: Daniel Edgar, Minta Ladecia #109

2nd husband David Powell Farnor; children: James H., Susan R., Zula M. Sibyl Paulette and Jackie Edith]

NOTE:  In May of 1968, at 98 years of age, Martha Jane Tilson-Farnor was commemorated by The Erwin Record as Unicoi County's mother of the year for mother's day.  She was a life-long resident of the Clear Branch community living on her farm until she died the following year.  Husband, D. P. Farnor, died in 1951.  Before her death, Martha Jane had 30 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.  She told the reporter she enjoyed making hoop rugs and gardening.

 

18.  FARNOR, Robert E.

b. April 19, 1887 - d. November 24, 1948

"The Worker's Gone But the Work Lives On"

Free Mason

[s/o Rev. Jacob S. Farnor and Rebecca J. Hardon #144/145]

 

19.  FARNOR, Bertha A.

b. March 24, 1892 - d. March 11, 1981

[w/o Robert E. Farnor]

 

20a. FOSTER Arvie E. [Elmer]

b. [September 22] 1902 - d. 1990

"Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

[s/o Hester Foster buried Foster Cem #3 and Rufus Hensley]

 

20b. FOSTER, Iva G. [GUINN]

b. 1906 - d. [December 8] 1981

[w/o Arvil E. Foster]

 

21.  PRICE, Linda LEWIS

b. 1946 - d. 1987

 

22.  LEWIS, Eliza Jane

b. October 10, 1912 - d. September 14, 1988

 

23.  LEWIS, Levi [infant]

b/d June 10, 1936
"Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. Lewis"

[s/o James Harvey Lewis]

 

24.  LEWIS, James Harvey

b. April 27, 1912 - d. March 5, 1972

 

25.  TIPTON, Stephen C. [twin]

b. April 13, 1867 - d. June 26, 1953

[s/o Valentine T. Tipton and Martha "Polly" Edwards buried Higgins/Tipton Cem]

26.  TIPTON, Henry G. [twin]

b. April 13, 1867 - d. May 12, 1954

[s/o Valentine Tipton and Martha "Polly" Edwards buried Higgins/Tipton Cem]

 

27.  TIPTON, J. B. [unmarked grave]

b. May 1, 1877 - d. June 21, 1932

[s/o Charles Tipton and Axie Cooper]

 

28.  TILSON, Martha J. [BROWN]

b. March 14, 1855 - d. August 12, 1949

"A Tender Mother and a Faithful Friend"

[d/o William Brown and Rachel Clouse #30/31]

NOTE: married Liege Tilson - later divorced; Liege is not listed in this cemetery; Unicoi Co. Death Cert. #49-30125 - died of Brachial Pneumonia

 

29.  BROWN, Catherine

b. May 9, 1847 - d. January 11, 1926

"The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want"

[was married to George Tompkins; d/o William Brown and Rachel Clouse #30/31]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record shows she was "divorced", died at "age 78 yrs 8 month and 2 days of Cancer; parents mentioned in record.

 

30. BROWN, William F.

b. March 30, 1817 - d. September 21, 1906

"I have Fought a Good Fight, I have finished My Course, I have Kept the Faith"

[s/o John Brown (b. abt. 1784) and unknown]

 

31.  BROWN, Rachel [CLOUSE]

b. [abt. 1819] - d. January 7, 1906

"Weep Not, She is Not Dead but Sleepeth"

Aged at About 85 Years"

[d/o William Clouse Sr. and Elizabeth Loudermilk; w/o William Brown #30; married February 3, 1840;  their children:

1) Martha Jane #28 - married Elijah Tilson

2) Catherine #29,  - married/divorced George Tompkins

3) William Franklin - married Mary Mollie Tinker

4) Margaret M. #32,  married John Tilson

5) John C. - married Rachel Mandosa Chander

6) Thomas - Civil War Veteran - 60th and 79th TN Infantry Reg.; moved to Fayette Co., TN

7) Jesse

8) David

9) unknown

NOTE:  During the 1900 Unicoi Co. Census, household #22, they declared 9 children and 6 living

 

32.  TILSON, Margaret M. [BROWN]

b. June 24, 1849 - d. May 7, 1916

"Weep not Children for Mother is not Dead but Only Sleeping"

[d/o William Brown and Rachel Clouse #30/31; w/o John Squibb Tilson #33; children: Abraham C., William Abner #39, Elizabeth J., Sarah K., Rachel E., Ruth, Lula Belle #36, George Franklin #104, Ellen L., Lockie #35a, Thomas N., Rosa.]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Death Cert #484 [1916] - died of "stomach trouble and heart failure", informant W. A. Tilson of Kittyton; parents mentioned in record and buried in Clear Branch.

 

33.  TILSON, John Squibb

b. June 23, 1848 - d. December 11, 1934

"In Memory of Our Dear Father"

[s/o George Tilson (b. Nov. 1820) and Katherine Beals; married Margaret Brown]

NOTE:  He and family were raised on Big Bald Mnt.; self made millwright/furniture maker metal technician

 

34.  PROFFITT, D. W. [David Wesley]

b. December 8, 1882 - d. July 30, 1964

[s/o Elbert S. Proffitt and Julia Blankenship of Bald Creek, Yancey Co., NC]

 

35a.  PROFFITT, Lockie [TILSON]

b. December 28, 1887 - d. November 13, 1919

[1st w/o David Wesley Proffitt #34 - married November 4, 1906; d/o John Squibb Tilson and Margaret Brown. #32/33]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record shows she died of "influenza, pneumonia and child birth"

 

35b. PROFFITT, Lucy [TIPTON]

b. 1896 - d. 1977

[2nd w/o David Wesley Proffitt #34 - married 1919]

 

36.  TILSON, Lula Belle

b. March 31, 1881 - d. January 28, 1973

[d/o John Squibb Tilson and Margaret Brown. #32/33]

 

37.  CHANDLER, John Frank

b. September 11, 1884 - d. October 22, 1948

"And I Give them Eternal Life"

 

38.  CHANDLER, Vina [WILLIS]

b. October 18, 1886 - d. December 5, 1980

"Daughter of William J. Willis and Martha Guinn"

 

39.  TILSON, William A. [Abner]

b. [August 27, 1870] 1871 - d. 1962

"Married 1893"  Free Mason

[s/o John Squibb Tilson and Margaret Brown #32/33]

 

40.  TILSON, Mary Elizabeth [CLOUSE]

b.  1869 - d. 1960

[d/o George Washington Clouse and Chassie Gilbert; w/o William Abner Tilson #39; children: Viola #41, Zora #200, Iva, Ernest E. #1, Margaret J., John Earl, Glen]

 

41.  TILSON, Viola

b. November 12, 1894 - d. November 3, 1921

"The Lord is My Shepherd - I Shall Not Want - The Loving Daughter of W. A. and Elizabeth Tilson"

[d/o William A. Tilson and Mary Elizabeth #39/40]

NOTE:  Eastern Star

 

42.  TOMPKINS, Rev. J. [Jasper] N.

b.  August 20, 1871 - d. May 11, 1903

"Sacred to the Memory of J. N. Tompkins

Earth Has no Sorrow that Heaven can not Heal"

[s/o John B. Tompkins and Martha Tilson]

NOTE:  He was a  Free Mason;  Served as a Baptist Preacher for Clear Branch Church.  Served as Postal Carrier for the Ernestville Post Office -Service effective Feb. 20, 1900.

 

43.  TOMPKINS, Martha [TILSON]

b. March 27, 1830 - d. June 5, 1916

[w/o John B. Tompkins - married August 31, 1848 in Washington Co., TN; d/o Thomas D. Tilson (b. Dec. 13, 1790) and Jennett Tilson (b. Sept. 27, 1792); children: George W. #44, Nancy J., Jennet A., Margaret M., Eunice, Lydia E., Jasper N. #42]

NOTE: Her husband John B. Tompkins, born in SC.  June 17, 1854 he was a Postmaster for Clear Branch.  During the Civil War he a Private for Co. F of the 2nd Tenn Infantry Union and was captured in Rogersville, TN on November 6, 1863 and sent to a POW Camp at Andersonville, GA.  He contracted severe bacterial diarrhea and died in the camp on March 28, 1864.  He is buried at the National Cemetery at Andersonville.  Martha received a widows pension #62678, for his service.  Unicoi Co. death record #491 [1916]; widow; cause of death "old age"; informant G. W. Tompkins of Kittyton; parents mentioned in record and buried in Clear Branch.  Photo Portrait of John and Martha Tompkins courtesy of Ken Riddle.

 

44. TOMPKINS, George W.

b. September 1850 - d. July 20, 1934

[s/o John B. Tompkins and Martha Tilson #43]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Death record #17117-1934, cause of death " blood poison";  died at age 83 yrs. 9 mos., 15 days; husband of Harriett Tompkins; parents mentioned in records, buried "Clear Branch".   He served as Post Master of Clear Branch, TN on Sept. 2, 1878 and also Justice of Peace for the 9th District.

 

45.  TOMPKINS, Ruphina Jane [TAYLOR]

b. January 25, 1870 - May 21, 1930

[d/o James Madison Taylor and Nancy J. Scoggins #52/53; w/o George W. Tompkins #44]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #12395, cause of death "dropsy and paralysis"; informant Zippie Guinn of Clear Branch; parents mentioned in record; buried in Clear Branch.

 

46.  PETERS, James Lige

b.  July 13,  1913 - d. July 29, 1973

 

47.  PETERS, Annie Mack PRICE

b. February 1929 - d. July 20, 2011

[w/o James L. Peters; d/o William Price and Sarah Tilson

NOTE: Died at age 85; Obituary

 

48.  CHANDLER, Fred A.

b. December 3, 1886 - d. June 29, 1984

 

49.  CHANDLER, Bessie J. [GILBERT]

b. October 1894 - d. January 1919

[1st w/o Fred A. Chandler; d/o Steven C. Gilbert #68 and Martha Taylor #67]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #1919-407; cause of death "influenza"; informant G.F. Guinn - Kittyton; buried in Clear Branch

 

50.  CHANDLER, Elizabeth

b.  December 1, 1911 - d.
[2nd w/o Fred A. Chandler]

 

51.  CHANDLER, Richard
b. April 16, 1916 - d. November 20, 1930

[s/o Fred A. Chandler and Elizabeth]

 

52.  TAYLOR, Jas. M.  [James Monroe]

b. March 29, 1830 - d. February 27, 1907

Co A., 2nd NC Mntd. Infantry - Union Army

"Love is the Golden Chain that Binds the Happy

Souls above, and He is --here of heaven who ---finished

--- Glow with Love.*

1st married Martha Ballard on Nov. 4, 1852; children: William Randolph and John Hinches.

2nd married Nancy Jane Scoggins Dec. 21, 1965,  Madison Co., NC

NOTE:  Initially served in the CSA at age 33 but fled the confederate camp to join the Union.  On September 15, 1863, he enrolled in Co. A, 2nd Mntd Infantry at Greenville, TN. According to his enrollment documents, James was described as being 6 feet 2", blue eyes, dark complexion, born in Rutherford, NC and was a carpenter by trade.  Photo of James M. Taylor and Nancy Scoggins taken abt. 1865, the year they were married - courtesy of Nan Ballard gusnan9@yahoo.com; owner Billie T.

 

   DESCENDANTS OF JAMES MONROE TAYLOR    by Ivan Fate Taylor

 

53.  TAYLOR, Nancy Jane [SCOGGINS]

b. June 15, 1842 - d. May 28, 1925

"Wife of James M. Taylor - Weep not Children - Mother is not Dead"

[d/o Joseph Jay Scroggins (b. 1813) and Elvira Scoggins (b. 1819); w/o James M. Taylor #52; children: Francis Monroe, Christopher Columbus, Ruphina Jane #45, Pricilla, Mary Etta #67, Zipporah #57, Barbary Elvira #, Sarah E., Stella Gertha]

NOTE: tombstone photo -bbpytel; Family photo of James Monroe and Nancy Jane Taylor circa abt.1895 courtesy Ivan F. Taylor.   Nancy's mother, Elvira Scroggins is the d/o Ezekiel Scoggins (b. abt. 1778)  and Rebecca Taylor (b. abt. 1776).

 

54.  SUTHARD, Clarence F.

b. July 26, 1923 - d. October 8, 1925

[s/o W. F. Suthard and Beatrice]

 

55.  GILBERT, Guy F. [infant]

b. January 17, 1927 - February 6, 1927

"Son of D.C. and Birdie Gilbert - Only Sleeping"

[s/o Darsie. C. Gilbert and Birdie Simmons]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Death Record #4299; cause of death "influenza"; informant Mary E. Gilbert; parents mentioned in record; buried in Clear Branch.

 

56.  GUINN, John Wesley

b. September 3, 1874 - d. May 28, 1947

[s/o Austin Baine Guinn and Laura E. Luttrell]

 

57.  GUINN, Zipporah [TAYLOR]

b. April 26, 1876 - d. February 20, 1971

[w/o John W. Guinn #57; d/o James Monroe Taylor and Nancy Jane Scoggins #52/53]

 

58.  GUINN, James. D. [David]
b. June 7, 1877 - d. September 19, 1963
[s/o Austin Baine Guinn and Laura E. Luttrell]

59.  GUINN, Rachel J. [CLOUSE]
b. March 10, 1876 - d. December 25, 1964
[d/o George Washington Clouse and Cassia Gilbert #138a/b
w/o James D. Guinn #59; children: Dennis H., Harry E., Carrie E., Gladys I, Laura E.]

 

60.  GUINN, Henry S.

b. March 31, 1891 - d. November 5, 1975

 

61.  GUINN, Aletha M.

b. February 9, 1888 - d. December 28, 1981
[w/o Henry S. Guinn #61]

NOTE:  Henry S. and Aletha married on November 27, 1913

 

62.  GUINN, Linda A.

b. 1888 - 1981

 

63a.  CHANDLER, James Homer

b. March 4, 1906 - d. October 1969

"Beyond the Sunset"

[s/o George Burton Chandler (b. abt 1871) and Elvira Jones]

 

63b.  CHANDLER, [Atlas] Virgie [TIPTON]

b. October 1909 - 1988

[w/o James Homer Chandler #63; d/o Joseph Benjamin Tipton and Myra Laughren]

 

64a.  WILLIS, Pauline CHANDLER

b. May 11, 1932 - d. August 21, 2007

 

64b.  WILLIS, alive

NOTE:  info has been etched out for privacy

 

65.  GILBERT, Troy M.

b. November 21, 1901 - d. July 15, 1955
[s/o Stephen Collis Gilbert and Mary Etta Taylor #68]

 

66.  GILBERT, Mary N.

b. April 3, 1903 - d.

[w/o Troy M. Gilbert #65]

 

67. GILBERT, Mary Etta [TAYLOR]

b. March 16, 1874 - d. February 28, 1957
[w/o Stephen Collis Gilbert #68; d/o James M. Taylor and Nancy Jane Scoggins #52/53; children: Dorsa #69, Troy #65, Bessie #49, James H. #71]

 

68.  GILBERT, Stephen Collis

b. January 17, 1855 - d. July 29, 1916

[s/o Henry Woody Gilbert and Berzilla DeWitt #137a/b]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #498 [1916]; cause of death "stomach and liver disease"; informant Mary Gilbert of Ernestville; parents mentioned in record; buried n Clear Branch

 

69. GILBERT, Dorsa C.

b. September 28, 1896 - June 23, 1973

[s/o Stephen C. Gilbert and Mary Etta Taylor #67/68]

 

70.  GILBERT, Birdie M. [CHANDLER]

b. October 22, 1902 - d. October 10, 1978
[w/o Dorsa C.; d/o George Burton Chandler (b. abt 1871) and Elvira Jones]

 

71.  GILBERT, James H.

b. April 6, 1907 - d. May 25, 1932

"Son of S.C. and Mary E."

[s/o Stephen C. Gilbert  and Mary Etta Taylor #67/68]

 

72.  RAMSEY, Zeb [Zebediah]

b. March 6, 1880 - d. April 15, 1954

[s/o Daniel H. Ramsey and Linda "Linnie"; wife- Oma; children: Luther, Sarah]

 

73.  RAMSEY, Howard

b.  March 16, 1936 - d. November 6, 1939
[possible s/o Zeb Ramsey ?]

 

74a. HAYNES, Rev. Nathaniel Taylor

b. August 14, 1860 -d . July 23, 1934

[s/o Jonathan McNabb and Emaline Haynes of Washington Co., TN]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #17118-1934, married; cause of death "heart failure"; parents mentioned in record and buried "Clear Branch."

 

74b.  HAYNES,  Betsy Jane [Elizabeth TILSON]

b. [July 25, 1873] 1872 - d. [April 14, 1958]

[d/o John Squibb Tilson and Margaret Brown; w/o Nathanial T. Haynes; children:  Mattie Lee, Maggie Mae, Clinton Floyd, Landon C., ]

NOTE:  photo/info courtesy Jill  Timjill25ann@aol.com

 

75a. HAYNES, Mattie Lee

b. March 8, 1902 - October 24, 1902

[infant d/o Nathanial T. Haynes and Betsy Jane #73/74]

 

75b. HAYNES, Maggie Mae

b.  September 4, 1904 - d. March 5, 1916

[d/o Nathanial T. Haynes and Betsy Jane #73/74]

 

76.  HAYNES, Clinton Floyd

b. April 17, 1913 - d. June 11, 2000

"We Miss and Love You"

 

77a.  HAYNES, Landon C.

b. July 25, 1909 - d. June 3, 1988

"US Army - WWII"

 

77b.  HAYNES, Gladys G

b. August 4, 1914 - d. March 13, 1996

[w/o Landon C. Haynes]

 

78.  CLOUSE, Earl F. [Freeman]

b. March 23, 1879 - d. December 3, 1901

[s/o Jessie T. Clouse and Matilda White]

NOTE:  After Earl's death, parents moved to Olympia, Washington State

 

79.  GUINN, Burton L. "Burtie"

b. September 2, 1903 - d. January 5, 1904

[infant s/o George. Franklin Guinn and Eunice #80/81]

 

80.  GUINN, George Franklin

b. [Feb] 1880 - d. 1961
[s/o Austin Baine Guinn and Laura E. Luttrell]

 

81. GUINN, Eunice [WHITE]

b. 1882 - 1966

[w/o George Franklin Guinn #80;  children: Burton L. #79, Callie F. #82, Virginia A., Mertle, Dedrick R. #110, Kate]

 

82.  BOONE, Callie F. [GUINN]

b. 1905 - d. 1988

[d/o George Franklin Guinn and Euince White #80/81]

 

84.  FARNOR, Paul Sr.

b. 1917 - d. 1967

 

85. FARNOR, Clella

b. January 21, 1912 - d. September 20, 1957

 

86.  FARNOR, Clella

b/d 1967

[infant d/o Paul Farnor Jr. and Anna]

 

87.  FARNOR, Ethel

b/d 1967

[infant d/o Paul Farnor Jr. and Anna]

 

88.  CHANDLER, Martha [RIDDLE]

b. December 4, 1877 - d. February 13, 1958

[d/o James Riddle and Nancy Tompkins]

 

89. CHANDLER, George V.

b. February 1, 1912 - d. August 15, 1983
Pvt. US Army

 

90.  CHANDLER, Vivian [VINE]

b. April 18, 1921 - d. August 13, 2000

[w/o George V.; d/o Arthur Vine and Mae G. Haney]

NOTE:  born in Crandon, Wisconsin; worked for the FAA

 

91a .  CHANDLER, Larkin

b. October 20, 1879 - d. January 13, 1961

 

91b.  CHANDLER, Hester

b. October 7, 1888 - d. July 23, 1982

[w/o Larkin #91]

 

92.  TIPTON, Addie

b. May 12, 1903 - d. October 7, 1975

 

93.  BENNETT, Walter

b. November 9, 1907 - May 28, 1984

US Army - WWII

 

94.  BENNETT, Nora A.

b. October 1, 1910 - d. May 28, 1977
[w/o Walter Bennett #94]

 

95a.  SILVERS, Harley
b. September 3, 1909 - d. September 19, 1980

 

95b.  SILVERS, Katherine "Kate"
b. May 15, 1916 - d. August 23, 2002
[w/o Harley Silvers]

 

96.  JONES, Mary E.
b. 1881 - d. 1972

 

97a.  MILLER, Samuel Washington

b.  December 14, 1911 - d. January 22, 1990
[s/o Andrew Jackson Miller and Nancy Jane]

 

97b.  MILLER, Vivian C.

b. July 13, 1914 - d. April 25, 1995

"Married 1936 - Together Forever"

[w/o Samuel W. Miller]

 

98.  LINVILLE, Kenneth Earl

b.  March 22, 1945 - d. July 12, 2011

US - Army Vietnam - Bronze Star Medal

[s/o William Howard Linville and Edna Nason]

NOTE:  Born in Sunflower Co., Mississippi. Served as Chief Warrant Officer - helicopter pilot during Vietnam serving two tours. Worked as CFO for the Unicoi Co. Memorial Hospital.  He was a member of the Clear Branch Church.   OBITUARY - photo from Obituary posted with the JC Press

 

100a.  TILSON, Lattie Estil
b. September 26, 1917 - d. May 20, 1979
"Sgt. US Army - WWII"

 

100b.  TILSON, alive

[w/o Lattie Estil #1]

 

101a.  TILSON, Ottie W.
b. August 16, 1907 - d. September 13, 1976

 

101b.  TILSON, alive

[w/o Ottie W. #3]

 

102.  TILSON, Velva E.

b. November 5, 1912 - d. November 17, 2003
"Sister"

 

103.  TILSON, Robert F.

b. July 26, 1939 - d. January 28, 2005
NOTE:  Pvt. 2 - US Army

 

104.  TILSON, George Franklin

b. April 12, 1883 - d. 1969

"Married November 11, 1906"

[s/o John Squibb Tilson and Margaret Brown #32/33]

 

105.  TILSON, Matilda E. [TILSON]

b. 1888 - d. 1958

[d/o William J. Tilson and Laura E. Luttrell;

w/o George Franklin #104; married November 11, 1906]

 

106.  TILSON, Alvin E.

b. May 7, 1915 - d. June 15, 2002

"Precious Memories"

[s/o George F. Tilson and Matilda E. Tilson #104/105]

NOTE:  Tech 4 - US Army - WWII

 

107.  TILSON, Gladys W.

b. September 17, 1916 - d. September 18, 1986

[w/o Alvin E. #106]

 

108.  FOSTER, Larkin [Johnson]

b. July 7, 1887 - d. February 6, 1942

 

109.  FOSTER, Minta [Ladecia] [EDWARDS]

b. December 6, 1891 - d. February 12, 1973

[w/o Larkin J. Foster #108; d/o William A. Edwards and Martha Jane Tilson #17;

children: Macie P., Enga Mae, Clyde F., Carl E., Leslie Gl, Larkin J., James H., Warren H., Kyle C., Harold, Helen, Paul M.]

 

110.  GUINN, Deadrick Richard

b. February 8, 1913 - d. June 8, 1969

[s/o George Franklin Guinn and Eunice #80/81]

 

111.  GUINN, Gertrude [HENSLEY]

b.  June 16, 1917 - d. November 25, 2010

[w/o Deadrick R.; d/o Burgess G. Hensley #117 and Tilda Jane Foster #118]

 

112.  GUINN, Krista Dianne [infant]

b. February 11, 1971 - d. February 13, 1971

 

113.  GUINN, infant

b/d March 8, 1921

[d/o D. F Guinn and Maud]

 

114.  GUINN, Claudine [infant]

b. March 21, 1924 - d. August 18, 1924

[died 6 mos.]

 

115.  WILLIS, Thomas F. [Frank]
b. August 29, 1882 - d. January 12, 1964

[s/o William J. Willis #5 and Martha Guinn]

 

116.  WILLIS, [Cassia] Loretta C. [CLOUSE]

b. March 28, 1885 - d. July 5, 1956
[w/o Thomas F. Willis #115; d/o William Henry Clouse and Lydia E. Tompkins (buried Old Clouse, Unicoi Co, TN]

 

117a.  HENSLEY, Enloe

b. September 15, 1911 - d. January 12, 1990
US Army - WWII

[s/o Burgess G. Hensley and Matilda Jane Foster #118a/b]
NOTE:  WWII Veteran; Farmer, Raised Chickens, Carpenter, Deacon and Sunday School teacher at the Shallow Ford Baptist Church, Clear Branch area.

 

117b.  HENSLEY, Myrtle GUINN

[w/o Enloe]

 

118a.  HENSLEY, Burgess Gaither

b. May 6, 1877 - d. December 1, 1962
[s/o Silas Hensley & Sarah Hensley  Old Hensley Cem #3]

NOTE:  Served as post master for Brownlow P.O on Spivey Mnt.; Farmer and Skilled Carpenter
PHOTOS - Tilda Jane Foster and Burgess Hensley

 

118b.  HENSLEY, Matilda "Tilda" Jane [FOSTER]
b. May 5, 1880 - d. January 19, 1959

[d/o David Franklin Foster & Leanner Elvira Hensley buried Foster Cem #3

children: Dallas, Elsie, Enloe #117a, Eva Mae #119, Gertrude #111, Chester (buried Evergreen, Erwin, TN)

NOTE: Photo of their children: Chester, Dallas and Mae taken abt. 1909

 

119.  HENSLEY, Eva Mae

b. July 26, 1906 - d. May 24, 1941

"Tho Lost to Sight, to Memory Dear"

[d/o Burgess G. Hensley #117 and Tilda Jane Foster #118]
NOTE:  Photo of "First Cousins" [l-r] Lola Hensley, Eva Mae Hensley and Pearl Hensley

 

120.  TILSON, Elmer

b. February 5, 1912 - d.

 

121.  TILSON, Zilpha
b. February 18, 1910 - d.

 

122.  TILSON, William J.
b. February 6, 1865 - d. June 15, 1951

 

123.  TILSON, Barbara [TAYLOR]

b. October 27, 1880 - d. June 26, 1970

[2nd w/o William J. #122; d/o James M. Taylor and Nancy Scroggins #52/53; children: Eva Mae]

 

124.  WATSON, William G.

b. October 22, 1887 - d. March 19, 1943

 

125.  WATSON, Rebecca [MASHBURN]

b. 1890 - d. 1966

[w/o William G. #124]

 

126.  WATSON, Fannie M.

d. 1920

[d/o William Watson and Rebecca Mashburn]

 

 

127.  WATSON, Edith C.

b. April 21, 1917 - d. May 12, 1917

[d/o William Watson and Rebecca Mashburn]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death Record #473 [1917]; cause of death "hives"; informant W. M. Mashburn of Kittyton,  parents mentioned in death record; 

buried in Clear Branch Cem.

 

128c.  POORE, William   [unmarked]

b. December 16, 1916 - d. October 9, 1917

[s/o Burnie Poore and Eliza Mashburn #128a/b]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record ##518 [ 1917]; cause of death "diphtheria"; informant William M. Mashburn Kittyton; parents mentioned in record;

buried in Clear Branch Cem.

 

129.  TILSON, Susie Etta [Infant]

 

130.  LANE, infant
b/d January 28, 1954
[s/o Hobert L. Lane and Blanche Virginia Poore]

 

131a.  TILSON, Reuben Clyde

b. June 8, 1928 - d. January 21, 1986

 

131b.  TILSON, Kylene Ellen [RICHARDS]

b. September 15, 1931 - d. July 15, 1970

[w/o Reuben Clyde Tilson #131a]

 

132.  TILSON, Brenda Ellen [infant]
b. August 27, 1948 - d. November 24, 1948
[d/o Reuben Clyde Tilson and K. Ellen Richards]

 

133.  TILSON, Tim Lloyd

b. 1952 - d. June 3, 2009

[s/o Reuben C. Tilson and Kylene E. Richards]
NOTE:  retired long haul tractor trailer driver; member of the Clear Branch Church

 

134a.   TILSON, Mandy (Sarah Amanda)
b. January 16, 1900 - d. June 1981
[w/o Joseph Henry Tilson]

 

134. TILSON, Joseph Henry
b. May 20, 1894 - d. June 1983

NOTE: photo of Joseph and Mandy Tilson

 

135.  BAYNARD, Linda [TILSON]

b.  February 19, 1926 - d. October 12, 2000

"In Loving Memory"

 

135b.  TILSON, Arthur Clinton
b. July 2, 1923 - d. May 15, 1999
"In Loving Memory"

 

136.  Unmarked Grave - Concrete Block

 

137a.  GILBERT, Rev. H. W. [Henry Woody]

b. November 5, 1811 - d. November 16, 1894

[s/o William Isaiah Gilbert and Cassandra Ann "Kizzie" Woody;

NOTE:  Free Mason.  He was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and moved to Buncombe Co., NC.  He met Berzilla DeWitt of Tennessee and they married in Greene Co., TN on September 7, 1838.  They are found in the 1850 Buncombe Co., NC census; 1860, 1870 Washington Co., TN Census (now Unicoi) and the 1880 Census in Unicoi - Wolfs District.  He worked as a reporter for the Knoxville Gazette; Founder of Clear Branch Baptist Church, February 1, 1870

 

137b.  GILBERT, Berzilla [DEWITT]

b. August 27, 1817 - d. July 19, 1889

[d/o Frederick DeWitt (b. abt. 1773) and Frances (b. abt 1779); w/o Rev. Henry W. Gilbert #137;

married September 6, 1838 in Greene Co., Tennessee; children: Cassandra "Cassia" #139b, Frances, Mary Ann, Sarah Elizabeth, Harriett A., Isaac Wilson, Stephen Collis #68, Melinda Jane #137c, George Washington, Jacob]

 

138. RICE, Melinda Jane [GILBERT]  [unmarked]

b. March 26, 1858 - d. January 4, 1923[d/o Rev. H. W. Gilbert of NC and Berzilla DeWitt #137a/b; w/o Jackson C. Rice - they married on July 13, 1879; children: Mary, Henry, Alice, Thomas, Vernie, Issac, George, James, Frances, Artie]

NOTE:  Suspected unmarked grave to the left of father H. W. Gilbert; Unicoi Co. Death Record states she died of "heart disease"; informant was J.C. Rice; father named and from NC; but mother unknown; noted she was buried in "Clear Branch"

 

139.  EDWARDS, Sarah C. [HOLCOMB]

b. October 8, 1866 - d. October 5, 1912

[w/o Abraham C. Edwards buried Edwards Cem #2]

 

140.  EDWARDS, infant
b/d 1892
[s/o A.  Edwards and Sarah Holcomb #139]

 

141.  EDWARDS, infant
b/d 1932
s/o E. & V. Edwards

 

142.  EDWARDS, infant

b/d 1940
s/o E. & V. Edwards

 

143.  GILLIS, infant

b/d June 1884

child of W. J. Gillis and Mary

 

144.  FARNOR, Rev. Jacob Stewart

b. August 16, 1854 - d. February 3, 1934

"They Were Loyal to Their Family"

[s/o Jacob M. Farnor (b. 1803) and Julia Anne Northington (b. 1813)

NOTE: Teacher and Baptist Minister; born in Green Co., Tenn.  Photo of Rev. Jacob S. Farnor courtesy of Jamie Anders Tate

 

145.  FARNOR, Rebecca Jane HARDON

b. January 23, 1852 - d. February 16, 1939

[w/o Rev. Jacob Stewart. Farnor #45; d/o Jacob Hardon (b. 1814) and Rebecca Maltsbarger (b. 1812); children: David P. #16, John B. #152, Robert E. #18 , Jacob H. #147, Lily A., Clara C. #148, Horace H. #146, James C. (buried Jobe Cem), Mollie (buried Jobe Cem)]

 

146.  FARNOR, Horace H.

b. January 15, 1894 - d. December 14, 1897

"Gone to a Brighter Home Where Grief Cannot Come"

[s/o Rev. Jacob S. Farnor and Rebecca J. Hardon #144/145]

 

147a. FARNOR, Jacob H.

b. November 8, 1873 - d. March 29, 1917

"Age 43 Years, 4 Months, 21 Days"

[s/o Rev. Jacob S. Farnor and Rebecca J. Hardon #144/145 of Green Co. TN]

NOTE: Unicoi Co. death record #461 [1917]; cause of death "heart failure"; informant father of Kittyton;

parents born in Green Co, TN and mentioned in death record; buried in Clear Branch.

 

147b.  BAILEY, Clara C. [FARNOR]

b. March 9, 1891 - d. September 7, 1976

[d/o Rev. Jacob S. Farnor and Rebecca J. Hardon #144/145]

 

148.  HARRIS, Merrell A.

b.  June 16, 1927 - d. December 6, 1930

 

149.  FARNOR, Edith [LOYD]

b. 1917 - d. 1952
[d/o W. Frank Loyd and Bertha S. #150/151]

 

150.  LOYD W. Frank

b. 1890 - d. 1977

151.  LOYD, Bertha S.

b. 1892 - d. 1980

[w/o W. Frank Lloyd #150]

 

152a.  FARNOR,  John B.

b. May 24, 1878 - d. March 30, 1936
[s/o Jacob S. Farnor and Rebecca Jane Hardon #144/145]

 

152b.  FARNOR, Nancy Melvina [CHANDLER]
b. July 13, 1878 - d. December 24, 1964
[d/o Silas L. Chandler and Manerva Jane Banks  photo courtesy  Pamela Mashburn

w/o John B. Farnor #152; children: Julia, Lelan, Effie, Carl #154, Earl, Lloyd]

NOTE:  Nancy Melvina's sister, Estelle is buried Higgins Chapel #74, Flag Pond

 

153a.  FARNOR, Earl O.

b. July 7, 1921 - d. January 26, 1994
"Our Father Which Art in Heaven"

 

153b.  FARNOR, alive

 [w/o Earl O.]

 

154a.  FARNOR, Carl Floyd

b. September 27, 1916 - d. September 30, 1984

[s/o John B. Farnor and Nancy Melvina Chandler #152/153]

US Navy - WWII

 

154b.  FARNOR Sarah Geneva [SAMS]

b. August 25, 1919 - d. June 24, 2005

[d/o Elijah Sams and Pearl Gentry]

NOTE:  Accountant for the Federal Government

 

155.  FARNOR, John M.

b.  September 23, 1951 - d. October 3, 2010

"Memory Lane"

s/o Earl Farnor and Elizabeth Lloyd

NOTE: He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a member of the Clear Branch Baptist Church.  He worked as an Environmental Safety Instructor with Fluor Daniels at Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, TN; served as an advisor to the Unicoi Co. Natural Gas Utilities and was a board member of the East Tennessee Solid Waste Management Board for the State of Tennessee. He was a Free Mason of the Erwin Centennial Lodge #491 F&AM, a member of the Erwin Rescue Squad and the American Red Cross.  He participated with the Foster Care Program serving as a foster parent for fifteen years.  He was a leader in Royal Rangers and Boy Scouts.

 

155b.  FARNOR - private

NOTE:  spouse info is etched out of photo for privacy

 

156.  HENSLEY, Allison Woodville

b.  May 1873 - d. January 23, 1938

[s/o Silas Hensley and Sarah Hensley  Hensley Cem #3]

NOTE:  He and his two brothers, William G. and Burgess G.  were Brownlow Post Masters.  He served 29 years with the postal service.  Allison's term began Jan 19, 1895.

     WW1 REGISTRATION  

    OBITUARY           PROBATE OF ESTATE   

 

157.  HENSLEY, Mariah Cordelia "Delia" [FOSTER]

b. September 11, 1876 - d. June 1970

[w/o Allison W. Hensley #156; d/o David F Foster and Leanner E. Hensley #4/5 Foster Cemetery #3; children: Sue Emma #13, Walter #158, Nora Janette, Ethel, Vera B., Iola]

 

158.  HENSLEY, Walter

b. April 29, 1898 - d. January 3, 1967

[s/o Allison W. Hensley and Mariah C. Foster #156/157]

NOTE:  Photo of Walter Hensley as a young man.

 

159.  HENSLEY, Loretta [HENSLEY]

b. January 18, 1896 - d. January 16, 1982

[d/o William Harrison Hensley and Martha Jane Hensley; w/o  Walter Hensley #158]

 

160.  CHAIT, Adam Jonas [infant]

b. June 25, 1964 - d. June 26, 1964

"Gone to Be an Angel"

[s/o Neil Chait and Patsy]

 

161.  FRYE, Carolyn Sue

b. December 13, 1934 - d. March 21, 1935

"Our Darling"

[d/o Dewy Frye and Ethel Hensley]

NOTE: Unicoi Co. death record #7334-1935; cause of death "meningitis"; parents mentioned in death record; buried in Clear Branch.

 

162.  HENSLEY, Glenn

b. July 22, 1918 - d. September 15, 1985

 

163.  CHANDLER, Clyde T.

b. June 3, 1909 - d. October 11, 1910

[s/o Joseph Henry Chandler and Sarah Lucretia Tilson #178 a/b]

 

164.  EDWARDS, Nancy E. [EDWARDS]

b. April 1, 1852 - d. March 14, 1914

[d/o Andrew Jackson Edwards and Lucretia Clouse buried Edwards #1 Cem.

1st husband Cornwalis William Pate married June 25, 1869 - divorced

2nd husband Norman Edwards; s/o Edmond Edwards Sr. and Elizabeth Bradford of Yancey Co., NC]

 

165. WILLIS, Robert

b. April 14, 1889 - d. March 25, 1980

[s/o William Jasper Willis #5 and Martha Emaline Guinn]

 

166.  WILLIS, Kate L. [COX]

b. April 7, 1896 - d. September 6, 1968

[w/o Robert #165; children: Helen, Regis, Clella, Jay]

 

167.  EDWARDS, Lee Clifton

b. 1905 - d. 1950

 

168.  EDWARDS, Creola [CHANDLER]

b. January 8, 1902 - d. January 16, 1924

[1st w/o Lee Clifton Edwards #69; d/o Joseph Henry Chandler and Sarah Lucretia Tilson #178 a/b]

 

168b. EDWARDS, infant   [unmarked]

b. January 5, 1924 - d. January 5, 1924

[d/o Lee Clifton Edwards and Creola Chandler #167/168]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Death Cert #215 indicates "stillborn" buried at Clear Branch Cem; Mother Creola died 11 days later due to complications of birth.  Unclear if mother and child were buried together in same plot. 

 

169.  EDWARDS, Carrie [RIDDLE]

b. 1902 - d.

[2nd w/o Lee Clifton Edwards]

 

169b. EDWARDS, infant son   [unmarked]

b./d. September 21, 1925

[s/o  Lee Clifton Edwards and Carrie Martha Riddle]

NOTE: Unicoi Co. Death Cert #333 -died at birth of edema of lungs; buried at Clear Branch Cem.  Duplicated Death Cert #329 for same infant

 

170.  BAXTER, Jacob B.

b. February 16, 1897 - d. May 16, 1920

"What Hopes Have Cherished With You My Son"

[s/o Byrd D. Baxter and Nancy F. #172/173]

 

171.  WOLFE, Phillip

b. June 5, 1915 - d. January 19, 1919

 

172a.  CLOUSE, Oscar Carlyle

b. May 28, 1893 - d. December 3, 1978

"In God's Care"

[s/o Robert C. Clouse and Margaret Lucretia Parks]

NOTE:  Pvt. US Army - WWI

 

172b.  CLOUSE, Thelma Lee [BAXTER]

b. March 20, 1909 - d. January 31, 2003

[w/o Oscar L. Clouse #174; d/o Napolean L. Baxter and Ethel Willis; children: Dorothy Ethel]

 

173.  BAXTER, Byrd D.

b. February 10, 1848 - d. April 10, 1917

[s/o Green Baxter and Latticia]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #465 [1917]; cause of death "lagrippe"; married; born in Green Co., TN; parents mentioned in record; buried in Clear Brach cem.

 

174.  BAXTER, Nancy F.

b. March 16, 1860 - d. November 12, 1946

[w/o Byrd D. #74; children: Lilly E., Ramsey, Napoleon L. #176, Dovie E., Nora V., Lee M., Jake B. #170]

 

176.  BAXTER, Napoleon Lambert

b. December 21, 1885 - d. September 2, 1947

"Love, the Surviving Gift of Heaven"

[s/o Bird D. Baxter and Nancy F. #172/173]

 

177.  BAXTER, Ethel [WILLIS]

b. October 24, 1891 - d. July 11, 1978

[d/o William Jasper Willis #5 and Martha Guinn; w/o Napoleon; children Bill D. #195]

 

178a.  CHANDLER, Joseph Henry

b. August 13, 1866 - d. February 12, 1962

[s/o William G. Chandler (b. abt. 1836) and Mary E. Drucilla #179]

 

178b.  CHANDLER, Sarah "Sallie" Lucretia [TILSON]

b. June 23, 1882 - d. August 5, 1978

[w/o Joseph H. Chandler; children: Ezra Estel, Claude H. buried New Hensley #3, Creola #168, Eva D., Guy E., Clyde T. #163]

 

179.  CHANDLER, Mary [Drucilla TITTLE]

b. 1842 - d. 1871

[1st w/o William Grannison Chandler;
Children: William, Andrew, Joseph Henry, and Isaac]

NOTE: tombstone photo courtesy of Ron Skipper Skip1Venice@aol.com

 

180.  GUINN, Carl Frank

b. 1892 - d. 1975

 

181.  GUINN, Dora Alice
b. 1895 - 1964
[w/o Carl Frank Guinn #92]

 

182.  GOUGE, Aaron Keith

b/d 1968
[s/o Roy Gouge and Janette]

 

183a.  BROWN, Samuel D.

b. 1882 - d. 1961

[married Emma Tipton]

 

183b.  BROWN, infant male [unmarked]

b/d. April 28, 1916

[s/o Samuel D. Brown and Emma Tipton]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #468 [1916]; "stillborn"; informant father of Kittyton; parents mentioned in record; buried in Clear Branch Cem.

 

184a.  BLANKENSHIP, Roy

b. June 6, 1915 - d. April 1982

"Husband - Wife - In Loving Memory"
NOTE:  Pvt. 1st Class - Army - WWII

 

184b.  BLANKENSHIP, Una

b. September 9, 1920 - d.
[w/o Roy Blankenship #96]

 

185.  BLANKENSHIP, Clouse [infant]
b/d 1965

 

186.  STEPHENSON, Michael

b. December 10, 1952 - d. June 30, 1972

 

187.  HOYLE, Delia Laura
b. June 26, 1917 - d. February 15, 2004
"Asleep in Jesus"

 

188a.  HOYLE, Robert S.

b. December 17, 1893 - d. March 25, 1968

 

188b.  HOYLE, Ethel C. [SPENCER]

b. November 5, 1893 - d. March 7, 1989
[w/o Robert S. Hoyle]

 

189a.  HOYLE, Grady

b. June 3, 1926 - d. August 25, 1997

 

189b.  HOYLE, alive

[w/o Grady]

 

190a.  TILSON, William F.

b. March 6, 1884 - d. September 22, 1969

[s/o Liege Tilson and Martha J. Brown #28]

 

190b.  TILSON, Hattie [HENSLEY]

b.  November 19, 1889 - March 8, 1985

[w/o William F. Tilson #190; d/o Hiram Cornelius Hensley and Mary "Polly-Ann" Hensley buried Hensley Cem #3; children: Ward, Avis, Oscar, Clarence]

 

192a.  TILSON, Dee

b. May 26, 1912 - d. July 10, 1988

[s/o Ebb Tilson and Nora Tilson #196a/b]

 

192b.  TILSON, Minnie M.

b. May 26, 1914 - d. July 27, 1982

[w/o Dee Tilson]

 

 

193.  SAMS, Oscar

b. November 10, 1916 - d. October 19, 1965

 

194.  SAMS, Belle

b. Mary 3, 1892 - d. April 27, 1971

[w/o Oscar Sams #192]

 

195.  TILSON, Elizabeth "Lizzie"

b. May 2, 1895 - d. August  1985

 

196a.  HENSLEY, Hoy C.

b. December 28, 1914 - d. July 2, 1955

 

196b.  DEATON, Mattie Mae [TILSON-HENSLEY]

b. 1921 - d. August 28, 2009

[d/o Ebb Tilson and Nora Tilson #196a/b; w/o Hoy C. Hensley; after Hoy's his death remarried to Fitzhugh F.R. Deaton.

 

197.  BAXTER, Bill D.

b. September 17, 1917 - d. December 11, 1964

"Gone But Not Forgotten"

[s/o Napoleon L. Baxter and Ethel Willis #176/177]

US Navy - WWII

 

198a.  TILSON, Ebb [Elbert]

b. March 31, 1887 - d. July 21, 1957

[s/o Nathaniel Tilson and Rachel Edwards]

 

198b.  TILSON, Nora

b. March 28, 1891 - d. April 6. 1945

[w/o Ebb Tilson #196; d/o William "Willie" J. Tilson #122 and Laura Ellen Reed #9; children: infant #197, Dee #191, Clifford, Ralph, Caroll #198, Mattie Mae #195b.

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Public Death Cert . #8714 - died of "carcinoma uterus"

 

199.  TILSON, infant [unmarked]

b. November 10, 1914 - November 12, 1914

[child of Ebb Tilson and Nora]

NOTE: Unicoi Co. death record [no# of 1914] unknown cause of death; parents mentioned in record and buried in Clear Branch.

 

200.  TILSON, Carroll B.

b. August 19, 1925 - d. September 16, 1944

[s/o Ebb Tilson and Nora Tilson #196/197]

 

201a. GUINN, Arthur Blaine

b. February 19, 1885 - d. March 17, 1971

[s/o Arthur Blaine Guinn Sr. and Laura E. Luttrell]

 

201b.  GUINN, Zora [TILSON]

b. December 28, 1896 - d. November 29, 1990

[d/o William Abner Tilson and Mary Elizabeth Clouse #39/40;

w/o Arthur B. Guinn;  children: Nettie, Clyde, Dwight #200a-c]

 

202a.  GUINN, Nettie Geneva  [unmarked]

b. May 25, 1917 - d. June 21, 1917

[s/o Arthur B. Guinn and Zora Tilson #199a/b]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #480 [1917]; cause of death "flux"; informant G. F. Guinn of Kittyton; parents mentioned in record and buried in Clear Branch

 

202b.  GUINN, Clyde  [unmarked]

b. July 27, 1916 - d. September 6, 1916

[s/o Arthur B. Guinn and Zora Tilson #199a/b]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #512 [1916]; cause of death "croup"; informant G. F. Guinn of Kittyton; parents mentioned in record and buried in Clear Branch

 

203b.  GUINN, Dwight L.

b. July 6, 1918 - d. September 29, 1944

"Killed in Action September 29, 1944"

Pvt. 1st Class - Medical Corp - Infantry US Army [WWII]

[s/o Arthur B. Guinn and Zora Tilson #199a/b]

 

204.  HARRIS, Leroy

b. September 5, 1884 - d. August 6, 1910

 

205.  HIGGINS, Rachel J. [GUINN]

b. February 26, 1899 - d. April 14, 1975

 

206.  HIGGINS, John Wess

b. October 31, 1901 - d. September 13, 1995

 

207.  HIGGINS, James "Jimmie" Winston

b. 1925 - d. 1980

Sgt. US Army - WWII

[s/o Rachel J. Guinn]

 

208a.  CHANDLER, Ruby [WATTS]

b.  January 3, 1922 - d. November 25, 2008

[w/o Horace R. Chandler; d/o Burton Watts and Altha Lewis]

NOTE:  Obituary

 

208b.  CHANDLER, Horace Russell

b. February 28, 1919  - d. February 27, 2003

NOTE:  PFC - US Army - WWII  Purple Heart

 

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PHOTOS:  Left, I-26 and the Unaka Mountain range in the background taken February 2006; Right, the church July 2012. --bbpytel

PHOTO:  panoramic view coming off the Exit Ramp of I-26 of the Clear Branch Church and Cemetery - taken Oct 2012 by J. Fender


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