Higgins Chapel Cemetery

Flag Pond, Unicoi Co., Tennessee

Surveyed and documented by Beth Bradford-Pytel

Updated 11/10/12

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Higgins Chapel Cemetery is located on Upper Higgins Creek Road in Flag Pond, Unicoi Co., Tennessee.  Proceed on I-26 towards Asheville, NC and take Exit 5, Flag Pond Road.   At the end of the ramp, make a left which crosses over the highway.  At the stop sign make a right onto Higgins Creek Rd. [there's a sign for Higgins Chapel] and proceed for about a mile on the winding rd.  You will see Higgins Chapel [a red brick church] on the right side at the fork.  Proceed on the left side for 2/10 mile and shortly thereafter, make a right onto a gravel road.  The cemetery is on the right.  Parking is available and cemetery is in good condition. Contact me for corrections, mistakes or additions. This is an active cemetery and this website is updated frequently. The enumeration begins at the top of the hill working downward.  The cemetery was also known as Flag Pond Cemetery during the early part of the 1900s.

 

I give special thanks to Doug Higgins, Paul Harris, Pamela Mashburn and others for their contributions.  PHOTO:  Winter view of Higgins Chapel -taken in Feb 2005.   bbpytel


PART I -  Index of Surnames:

 

BAILEY [#48-49; 124-125; 132-133; 165b; 209], BLANKENSHIP [#173-178], BRIGGS [#20-21], BUCKNER [#123], CALLAHAN [#172], CARTER [#131] CHANDLER [#71b]. CLOUSE [#19], CODY [#201], CORN [#36; 38-39; 149], CRAIN [#17b; 44-45; 61-65; 68-69; 76b; 88; 111-112; 115; 117; 135; 152-155; 160-161; 202-207], EDWARDS [#54; 87-89; 116-118; 123; 125-130; 153-156; 166-168; 198-199; 211; 227], ENGLISH [#83-84], FOSTER [#181; 183-184], GUICE [#43], HARRIS [#9-19; 22; 24-35; 40; 60; 90-93; 134-139; 157; 189-192; 218-218; 225-226], HENSLEY [#98; 114; 151; 158-160; 182; 203; 210;-212-214; 216-217; 228], HIGGINS [#23; 55b; 96-110; 115; 143-144; 151;  162-166; 169-170; 179; 196-197; 204b; 215], HONEYCUTT [#127], HOPSON [#46-47], HOYLE [#37; 52-53; 56-59; 145-146], LYNCH [#85], MASHBURN [#1-6; 70-77; 89b; 91-95], MCINTOSH [#29], MURRAY [#7-8; 36b], NORTON [#42], OLIVER [#185-186], PHILLIPS [#25] RAY [#66], RICE [#226; 229], RICKER [#50-51], RUN[N]ION [#144; 180-181; 199- 200], RYAN [#78], SAMS [#193-194], SHELTON [#31; 49; 70; 79-82; 146; 228-229], SHOOK [#35b; 208], SILVERS [#], SLAGLE [134; 150], SMITH [#55b], STOCKTON [#119-122; 219-224], TATEMAN [#172], TILSON [#97; 213b; 228], TILMAN, TIPTON [#53; 72], WALKER [#113; 171], WALDROP [#86], WATTS [#147; 229], WILLIAMS [#187-188], WILSON [#81] WOODWARD [#41; 195], WOODY [#16b; 140-142].

PHOTO:  Higgins Chapel in early spring - main road through cemetery.

---courtesy of  Doug Higgins


PART II - The Grave Listings:

The enumeration begins at the top of the hill near the tree line.

1. MASHBURN, Infant daughter

b. ? -  died Jan. 5, 1892

 

2. MASHBURN, Infant son

b. ? - died Jan 10, 1890

 

3. MASHBURN, Infant son

b. ? - died Nov. 20, 1887

NOTE:  photo courtesy of Doug Higgins; ground stones marking #1-6.

4. MASHBURN, Infant son

b. ? - died Sept. 18, 1885

 

5. MASHBURN, Infant son

b. ? - died Oct. 20, 1881

 

6. MASHBURN, Infant son

b. ? - died Jan. 4, 1875

[#1-#6 children of John Mashburn #92 and Barbara Malinda Higgins #93]

7. MURRAY, Henry E.

b. September 28, 1883 - d. February 21, 1944

"Gone but Not Forgotten"

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

8. MURRAY, Infant

b/d October 15, 1942

"Budded on Earth to Bloom in Heaven - Infant Son of Rallo and Gladys Murray"

9a.  HARRIS, Lula May

b. [July 28] 1923 - d. [February 28] 1924

"Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clay Harris"

[d/o Clay Chester and Jennie Rebecca Phillips #24]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #223-1924; cause of death "heart disease"; informant John F. Anderson of Flag Pond; parent mentioned in records; buried "Flag Pond Cemetery."  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

9b.  HARRIS, Infant

b/d November 21, 1940

[d/o Clay Chester and Jennie Rebecca Phillips #24]

 

10. HARRIS, David Glen

b. October 8, 1942 - d. October 4, 1944

"Gone to be an Angel"
[s/o Tonnie Samuel Harris #12 and Ada Marie Boone]

NOTE:  Death Cert. #22752 Unicoi Co., TN died

 

11.  HARRIS, Infantb/d March 22, 1938

"Asleep in Jesus"

[Infant d/o of S. T. Harris]

 

12. HARRIS, Robert Luther  [unmarked grave]

b/d September 23, 1935
[s/o Luther Harris Sr. and Lydia Margaret Randolph]

NOTE:  Death Cert #21252 Unicoi Co., TN - reported dying of "strangulation at birth" -delivered by midwife; informant Walter Harris; "void" is marked on certificate

 

13. HARRIS, Tonnie S. [Samuel]

b. Dec. 31, 1915 - d. Feb. 9, 1974

PFC US Army, WWII  - "Brother"

[s/o James Frank Harris and Mary E. Shelton #30/31; wife - Ada Marie Boone]

 

14a.  HARRIS, Douglas

b/d September 29, 1937

 

15. HARRIS, Jessee Lee
b. February 23, 1938 - d. Sept. 28, 1938
[Infant d/o Ernest Edgar Washington Harris and Hazel Hensley]

NOTE:  "Found Dead in Bed" - Death Certificate #23129 Unicoi Co., TN b. Feb. 25, 1938 - d. Sept 24, 1938

16a. HARRIS, N. D. [Nathan Dempsey]

b. September 22, 1864 - d. October 19, 1937

"Gone But Not Forgotten"

[s/o Jason L. Harris and Nancy Hensley]

NOTE:  Worked on the Clinchfield RR, served as mail carrier, skilled carpenter and made/ played violins. He traveled with is older brother Dedrick "JD"  Harris,  a prominent and influential fiddler in the Asheville and Cherokee, NC area.   Along with JD, Dempsey also  participated in the 1927 Fiddler's Convention, Mountain City, TN.    He met  wife Sarah M. Woody while traveling with his brother to perform music which took him to Cocke Co., TN.  After marrying Sarah, they moved back to Unicoi Co., around 1925 and settled in the Fishery area.  According to Death Cert #26580 -he  died of "cerebral hemorrhage, hypertension, arteriosclerosis";  photo shared by Bessie Harris; tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

16b. HARRIS, Sarah [Sarah Margaret WOODY]

b. December 22, 1866 - d. October 3, 1934

"Our Mother at Rest"

[w/o Nathan Dempsey, married September 8, 1894; 

d/o Samantha Caroline Naillon & Jonathan Woody; children: Dedrick, John, Milburn Asher, Champion, Grace, Minta-Lavada, Dempsey "Rose" Roosevelt, Virgil Hyrum, Frank McPherson, Ernest Edgar W., Bessie Marie]

NOTE: UNICOI CO. DEATH CERT #29615,  died age 56, cause of death "Cervical Cancer"; informant Frank Harris, Erwin; father mentioned in record. Sarah's parents migrated out west along with some of her siblings after 1890 census stopping in Idaho for a period of time and finally reaching the west coast of Oregon.  Sarah's mother, Samantha Caroline Naillon-Woody is buried at Taft Cemetery Lincoln Co. Oregon over looking the Pacific Ocean --photo of  unmarked plot ;  Father, Jonathan Woody, is buried Eddyville Cemetery, Lincoln Co., Oregon - nestled in the logging country of the coastal mountains.  Sarah never saw her parents again after they left for the west .  Some of Sarah's siblings remained in Utah while others continued to the Pacific coast;  PHOTOS: "3 Generations --Bessie, Thelma, Beth" standing next to Bessie's parents' tombstones;  photo taken 2003, tombstone photo taken in Feb 2005 ---bbpytel

17a. HARRIS, Armstrong

Pvt. Co. E. 2nd NC Mtd Infantry, Union

b. April 6, 1843 - d. December 13, 1924

s/o Jason L. Harris and Nancy Hensley; 

NOTE: Unicoi Death Record #333; died age 81, cause of death "Tuberculosis.  Military service 14 May 1864 - 16 Aug 1865 ; Record #U-249-1 Flag Pond, P.O. served as Justice of the Peace and Merchant; Civil War registry shows he was 20 yrs old  from Wash. Co., TN and  enlisted on May 14, 1864, at Cumberland Gap; served as Pvt and reported as "deserted or AWOL" but returned to the unit voluntarily.  Photos: Old tombstone courtesy of Doug Higgins; new tombstone - bbpytel.

17b. HARRIS, Polly L. [Mary Louisa CRAINE]

b. January 14, 1855 - d. December 2, 1931

"Mother -Wife of A. Harris - She is Not Dead but Sleeping"

[d/o Lewis Crain (b. 1823) and Lydia Tilson (b. 1817);

w/o Armstrong #16; married on March 19, 1870;

11 children are: Margaret S., Annie M., Nancy L., Jane, F----? F., Fletcher, Walter B. #136, Birtha E., Clyde C. #24, Estil J. #189 and 2 unknown; sister of Andrew J. Crain #70]

NOTE:  Tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel; Photo of Armstrong and Mary Harris courtesy of  Paul Harris -pharris1003@yahoo.com

18. HARRIS, Joseph [Joseph Franklin]

b. November 21, 1840 - d. August 28, 1917

"Gone But Not Forgotten"

[s/o Jason L. Harris and Nancy Hensley]

NOTE:  According to his DEPOSITION dated Oct. 1905 (he was age 64 living in Flag Pond), attesting to his distant cousin, William Issam Hensley's, Civil War pension application,  Joseph explains his Civil War service in the 3rd NC Mtd Infantry USA under Capt. Kirk serving as a scout.  He enlisted in Madison Co., NC and served for 3 months from Shelton Laurel, NC across the Bald Mnt into Tennessee.   According to his Death Cert #507 Unicoi Co. TN, he died age 77 of heart failure; noted he was the s/o Jocinth Harris and Nancy Hensley; informant Armstrong Harris; occupation Farm Laborer; birth/death dates noted on certificate b. October 20, 1840 - d. Aug. 20, 1917.

tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

19. HARRIS, Rachel  [Rachel Mary CLOUSE]

b. October 27, 1838 - d. December 17, 1933

"Gone But Not Forgotten"

[w/o Joseph F. #18; married on February 15, 1880;

d/o Jacob Clouse and Sarah Tilson (buried Old Clouse Cem. Flag Pond);  Rachel and Joseph's children: Zebedee, James Frank, Mary C., Nelson #89; Rachel and 1st husband Thomas R. Willis' children: Jacob A., Sarah Ann and Hannah Brigitta.]

NOTE: Unicoi Co. death record #27516-1933; cause of death "paralysis"; widow; informant J. T. Harris of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried "Higgins Chapel."  First husband, Thomas R. Willis [ b. 1835 - March 24, 1865; s/o Benjamin Willis, Jr. and Hannah Reid]  Thomas Willis served as Pvt. Co. A, 64th Infantry-CSA;  He was captured by the Union Army and taken prisoner to Camp Douglas, Illinois.   He died as a prisoner of war and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Cook, IL.  Her second husband, Joseph Franklin Harris also served in the Civil War for a short period of time as explained in his DEPOSITION.  Photo of Joseph and Rachel Harris courtesy of Sandra Allen Fender;  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

20. BRIGGS, Robert

b. March 28, 1912 - d. January 1, 1981

"In My Father's House are Many Mansions"

 

21. BRIGGS, Thelma

b. April 30, 1916 - d. September 2, 1989

[w/o Robert]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

22. HARRIS, J. C.

b. 1924 - d. 1978

PFC US Army, WWII

23a. HIGGINS, Clyde R. [Russell]
b. February 14, 1911 - d. March 18, 1978
US Army WWII

 

23b.  HIGGINS, Eva K.
b. 1917 - d. 1999
[w/o Clyde Russell]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

24. HARRIS, Clay C. [Clay Chester]
b. July 6, 1894 - d. January 19, 1978
[s/o Armstrong Harris #16 and Mary "Polly" Crain #17]

25. HARRIS, Jennie R. [Jennie Rebecca PHILLIPS]
b. December 14, 1896 - April 25, 1967
[d/o Napolean Bonaparte Phillips and Mary Catherine Moore; w/o Clay Chester #24; children: Lula Mae #9a, R. Kenneth #26, Rev. Wade Estil #40a]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

26. HARRIS, R. Kenneth
b. July 27, 1935 - d. December 16, 1958

[s/o Clay C. Harris and Jennie R. Phillips #24/25]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

27. HARRIS, Ralph A.
b. September 19, 1919 - d. May 5, 1961
Tec 4, Signal Co., WWII

28. HARRIS, Johnny Mack
b. August 5, 1952 - d. January 9, 1954

[Infant s/o Ralph A. Harris #27 and Nellie Tipton]

29. MCINTOSH, Mary H. [HARRIS]
b. September 23, 1877 - d. December 9, 1955

[d/o Joseph F. Harris and Rachel Mary Clouse #18/19]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

30. HARRIS, James Frank
b. July 18, 1875 - d. May 11, 1952
[s/o Joseph Frank #18 & Rachel Mary Clouse #19]

31. HARRIS, Mary E. [SHELTON]
b. November 20, 1881 - d. December 4, 1970
[w/o James F.  Harris #30; children: Hillard Wayne #33, Wade Estil #39, Clarence W. #218, Tonnie S. #12, Joseph W.]  NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

32. HARRIS, Virginia Adele
b. July 31, 1949 - d. December 26, 1949
"Sleeping in Jesus"

[Infant d/o Hillard W. #33 and Alice Guinn]

33a. HARRIS, Hillard Wayne
b. August 27, 1923 - d. October 16, 1979
"In My Father's House are Many Mansions"
[s/o James Frank Harris and Mary E. Shelton #30/31]
NOTE:  Private First Class, US Army WW II; tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

33b. HARRIS, Edith Bejettie
b. October 11, 1919 - d. December 30, 1997
[w/o Hillard Wayne]

34. HARRIS, J. W. Jr. [Joseph]
b. August 16, 1932 - d. Jan 21, 1956

"To Be With Jesus is Life"
[s/o private and Rebecca Shook]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

35a.  HARRIS, private

35b.  HARRIS,  Rebecca "Becky" SHOOK
b. 1912 - d. 2000
"Married April 14, 1930"

36a. CORN, Walter H. [Hezekiah]
b. November 8, 1883 - d. April 13, 1953
[s/o James W. Corn (b. Jan. 1859) and Winnie E. Chandler (b. Oct. 1861) buried Corn Cem-Unicoi Co.; paternal grandson of Hezekiah Corn and Ellen Tinker]

36b. CORN, Diana [MURRAY]
b. May 12, 1895 - d. October 19, 1985
[1st w/o Walter H. #36a; 2nd w/o Thomas Hoyle #145 son: Smith Hoyle #37]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

37. HOYLE, Smith
b. 1918 - d. April 12, 2002
Free Mason - Lodge #408 F&AM
[s/o Thomas Hoyle #143 and Diana Murray #36b]

38. CORN, Jennifer Leigh
b. July 2, 1973 - d. October 8, 1980

39a.  CORN, Thomas John
b.  November 9, 1920 - d. March 23, 2004
Married December 16, 1941
[s/o Walter Corn and Linnie Shelton; children: Patricia Ann #149]
NOTE:  Thomas "Mutt" Corn, US Army WWII; tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

39b.  CORN, private

40a. HARRIS, Rev. Wade Estil
b. August 8, 1914 - d. June 23, 1982
Staff Sgt. US Army WWII
[s/o Clay Chester Harris #24 and Jennie Rebecca Phillips #25]

40b. HARRIS, (private)
[w/o Rev. Wade Estil #39]

41. WOODWARD, Otis Robert
b. September 19, 1908 - d. November 15, 1974

42a. NORTON, Tom
b. September 29, 1907 - d. April 14, 1996

42b. NORTON, Sally
b. May 10, 1910 - d. July 24, 1974
[w/o Tom Norton #42]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

43. GUICE, Charles R.
b. 1936 - d. 1963

"Erected by Mother and Grandmother"

44.  CRAIN, Lester Wayne

b. November 1, 1922 - d. September 2, 1997

"Pvt. US Army - WWII"

45. CRAIN, Janie
b. May 21, 1890 - d. October 4, 1970

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

46. HOPSON, Floyd
b. 1918 - d. 1987
[husband of private #47]

47.  HOPSON, (private)

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

48. BAILEY, Guy
b. June 8, 1916 - d. January 18, 1998
[s/o Etta Farmer]
NOTE:  Mother, Etta Farmer's grave is marked with a concrete block as the funeral sign is gone;  info courtesy of rltrull25@bellsouth.net

49. BAILEY, Claria Marie [SHELTON]
b. September 24, 1923 - d. October 9, 1979
[d/o Willie D. Shelton and Mamie #81/82; w/o Guy Bailey #48]

50. RICKER, Starling M.
b. 1886 - d. 1944

51. RICKER, Marian S. 
b. 1886 - d. 1962
[w/o Starling #50?]

52. HOYLE, Oscar P.
b. March 15, 1903 - d. July 24, 1996
[s/o Andrew H. Hoyle #58 and Sarah Cordelia Higgins #59]

53. HOYLE, Narcissus [TIPTON]
b. August 31, 1903 - d. June 9, 1944
[w/o Oscar P. #52]
NOTE:  Narcissus 1st wife; Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

54. EDWARDS, Theora
b. November 22, 1914 - d. December 24, 1914
[d/o M. G. Edwards of Bee Log, NC and Rosa Briggs]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record [no #] 1914; cause of death "bold hives", informant Walter Blankenship; parents mention in record; buried Higgins Chapel.

55a. HIGGINS, William Thomas
b. December 16, 1844 - d. March 10, 1919
Pvt. & Sgt. Co. M, 8th Tennessee Reg, Cavalry - Union Army
[s/o Ellis Higgins and Ruth Tilson Flag Pond School Cemetery #30/31]

NOTE:  Served in the Civil War.  In his  DEPOSITION , he explains his service.
Unicoi Co. death record #428-1919; cause of death "old age and dropsy"; informant Amanda E. Higgins of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record;   tombstone and Family photos courtesy of Doug Higgins; William Thomas donated a portion of his land for the construction of  Higgins Chapel and the school]  Family photo circa abt. 1880.

55b. HIGGINS, Amanda E. SMITH

b. December 16, 1847 - d. June 14, 1923

[w/o William T. Higgins; d/o Thomas Smith and Sarah Holcomb]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #357-1923, cause of death "dropsy"; widow; parents mentioned in record and buried at "Higgins Cemetery." ground stone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

56. HOYLE, Howard
b. [May 19] 1908 - [October] 1966
[s/o Andrew Hoyle #58 and Sarah Cordelia Higgins #59]

57. HOYLE, infant
b/d 1967

58a. HOYLE, Andrew J. [H.].
b. 1857 - d. 1922 [actual b. Oct. 1865 - d. Nov. 27, 1924]
[s/o Hiram Solomon Hoyle and Elzira Blankenship buried Martins Creek #347 & #348]

NOTE: Unicoi Co. death record #326-1924, died "age 59" yrs., cause of death "heart disease",  parents mentioned in record; buried "Flag Pond."

 

58b. HOYLE, [Sarah] Cordelia [HIGGINS]
b. 1851 - d. 1914 [actual b. Jan. 15, 1868 - d. Dec. 19, 1917]

[w/o Andrew J. Hoyle #58; married on June 12, 1889; d/o William Thomas Higgins and Amanda E. Smith #55a/b; children: William T. #145, Ezra, Robert Spencer, Martha L., Oscar P. #52, May L., Waleska, Julia, Ruth, Forest, Howard #56, Homer]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #534-1917; cause of death "Pneumonia"; informant Diana Hoyle of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried in Higgin Chapel; Tombstone photo and family information courtesy of Doug Higgins

59a. HOYLE, Trula
b. September 9, 1935 - d. May 1993

59b. HOYLE, husband [alive]

60. HARRIS, Lydia L.,
b. September 19, 1915 - d. October 12, 1915

[d/o Walther Harris and Radie Crain]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #522-1915; cause of death "unknown"; informant Horace Blankenship of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried in Higgins Chapel.

61. CRAIN, M.
b. ? - d. 1937

62. CRAIN, H.
1915  [died December 18, 1915]

[s/o Bradie Crain and Rentha Coates]
NOTE:  Unicoi Co. Death Record #543-1915; infant son of Bradie Crain and Rentha Coates; cause of death "unknown"; informant John Coats of Flag Pond, buried in Higgins Chapel; Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

63. CRAIN, B.  [Berry]
1915  [b. April 27, 1915 - d. April 28, 1915]

[s/o Bradie Crain and Rentha Coates]
NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #477-1915; cause of death "unknown"; informant Thomas Hoyle; buried Higgins Chapel.  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

64. CRAIN, Lewis B.,
b. June 30, 1879 - d. December 22, 1948

"At Rest"
[s/o Andrew Jackson Crain #70 and Ruth Tilson]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

65. CRAIN, J. Troy
b. August 29, 1909 - d. July 3., 1968

66a. RAY, W. Shelt[on]
b. 1885 - d. 1961
[s/o N. W. Ray #68?]

66b. RAY, Laura [MCINTOSH?]
b. 1893 - d. 1965
[w/o W. Shelton Ray #66a]

67. RAY, N. W.
b. 1855 - d. 1938 "died at 83"
[possible father of W. Shelton Ray? #66]

68. CRAIN, John H.
"Son of Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Crain"
[no dates on tombstone; b. abt. 1875; s/o Andrew Jackson Crain #69and Ruth Higgins]

NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

69a. CRAIN, A. J. [Andrew Jackson]
b. March 18, 1850 - d. February 10, 1935
"He has gone to the ____ of rest"
[s/o Lewis Crain of Madison Co. and Lydia Tilson of Flag Pond (b. abt 1817); wife Ruth Tilson, married July 18, 1869; children: Lydia, Mary L., John H. #68, Lewis B. #64]
NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #4674-1935, cause of death "angina pectoris"; states husband of "Sarah Jane Craine" informant Anderson Edwards; parents mentioned in record and buried "Higgins Chapel."   1880 Census: Andrew age 30, Ruth age 34, Lydia age 11, Mary L. age 5,  John H. #69 age 4, Lewis R. age 11 months; tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins. Married 18 July 1869 by Ellis Higgins

69b. CRAIN, Ruth [HIGGINS]

b. May 10, 1846 - d.

[d/o Samuel Higgins and Elizabeth "Lizzy M. Tilson]

NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins - suspected the stone on the right of A.J Crain's is Ruth's

 

70.  MASHBURN, Eller [SHELTON]
b. October 20, 1884 - d. March 29, 1908
"Wife of T. M. Mashburn - O Death is Where Thy Sting - O Grave Where is Thy Victory"
[1st wife of Thomas M. Mashburn #71a.]
NOTE:  Photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn  prmash1@msn.com

71a. MASHBURN, Thomas Melvin
b. November 14, 1880 - d. December 30, 1869
[s/o John Mashburn #92 and Barbara Malinda Higgins #93]
NOTE:- 1st  wife Eller Shelton, 2nd Bessie Tipton; 3rd Estelle Chandler #74

71b. MASHBURN, Esteller [CHANDLER]
b. November 4, 1888 - d. February 24, 1971 [December 6, 1973*]
[d/o Silas L. Chandler & Manerva "Nervie" Jane Banks; 3rd w/o Thomas Melvin #71a; children: Garrett H., Andy Clifford] *NOTE: actual death date is different that what is etched on tombstone Estella and Thomas M. died in Portsmouth, VA; Photo and Information courtesy of Pam Mashburn  prmash1@msn.com

72. MASHBURN, Bessie [TIPTON]
b. December 14, 1882 - d. May 3, 1911
"At Rest"
[w/o Thomas Melvin #71; d/o John D. Tipton and Jane Higgins.

children: Martha #72, William Claude #76a,  Lester L. #73]
NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #91020; married - died age 21; cause of death "consumption"; Photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn  prmash1@msn.com

72b.  TIPTON, Diana  [unmarked]

b. December 3, 1897 - d. February 21, 1915

[d/o John D. Tipton of VA and Jane Higgins]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #462-1915; cause of death "pulmonary tuberculosis", informant T.N. Mashburn of Flag Pond, parents mentioned in record; buried in Higgins Chapel Cem.

73. MASHBURN, Martha May
b. September 24, 1908 - d. April 6, 1909
[d/o Thomas Melvin and Bessie #71a/b]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #91057-1909; died age 7 mos.; cause of death "bold hives", died at Flag Pond.

74. MASHBURN, Lester L.
b. June 11, 1901 - d. October 14, 1911
[s/o Thomas Melvin and Bessie #71 a/b]

75. MASHBURN, Infant
b/d December 28. 1913
[Infant d/o Thomas Melvin #71a and Esteller Chandler #74]

75b. MASHBURN, Andrew Clifford  [unmarked]

b. August 20, 1915  - d. September 20, 1915

[d/o Thomas Melvin Mashburn #71a and Esteller Chandler #74]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death certificate #514-1915; cause of death "Unknown"; informant T. M. Mashburn; parents mentioned in record; buried Higgins Chapel

76a. MASHBURN, Claude [William Claude]
b. August 7, 1906 - d. September 1994
[s/o Thomas Melvin Mashburn and Bessie Tipton]

76b. MASHBURN, Pansy [CRAIN]
b. April 21, 1910 - d. January 27, 1989
[d/o Lattie R. Crain #152 and Martha Zenia Edwards #153; w/o Claude Mashburn #76a]
NOTE:  Photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn  prmash1@msn.com

77.  MASHBURN, China
b. April 23, 1930 - d. June 4. 1972
[d/o Claude Mashburn and Pansy Crain #76 a/b]
NOTE:  Photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn  prmash1@msn.com; China died in Texas

78a. RYAN, William Filmore
b. April 14, 1917 - d. February 4, 1981

78b. RYAN, Bessie
[w/o William Filmore #78a]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

79a. SHELTON, Willie D.
b. June 12, 1902 - d. February 23, 1984

79b. SHELTON, Mamie B.
b. August 17, 1906 - d. March 22, 1965
[w/o Willie D. #80; children are: Clara Marie #49, Gertha W. 80a, Edna #80b, Dorothy Jean #228]

80a. SHELTON, Gertha W.
b. February 10, 1942 - d. October 9. 1960
[d/o Willie D. Shelton and Mamie #79a/b]

80b. SHELTON, Edna
b/d May 1946
[d/o Willie D. Shelton and Mamie #79a/b]

81.  WILSON, Dorothy Jean [SHELTON]
b. November 9, 1932 - d. May 3, 2001
[d/o Willie D. Shelton and Mamie #79a/b]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

82.  SHELTON, Clifford W.
b. March 3, 1959 - d. June 5, 1999

In God's Care
[nephew of Dorothy Jean Shelton; grandson of Willie Shelton and Mamie #79a/b]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

83a.  ENGLISH, Effie Lee
b. March 10, 1907 - d. October 28, 1974

In Loving Memory

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

83b. ENGLISH, Ralph Keith
b/d January 19, 1965
[Infant s/o Ralph English and Linda Haynes]
NOTE:  grave was relocated to Haynes Family Cem. Unicoi Co. to connect with other fellow descendents of Verta Corn and Hubert Haynes -info courtesy of Timjill25ann@aol.com

84a.  ENGLISH, Lester
b.  March 9, 1923 - d. July 31, 1993

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

84b.  ENGLISH, private

85. LYNCH, Lisa LuJeana
b. September 23, 1968 - d. April 30, 1969
[Infant d/o Avery Lynch and Louise Haynes]
OTE:  grave was relocated to Haynes Family Cem. Unicoi Co. to connect with other fellow descendents of Verta Corn and Hubert Haynes -info courtesy of Timjill25ann@aol.com

86. WALDROP, Marsha Ann
b. ? - d. October 10, 1965
[Infant d/o Richard Waldrop and Mary ?]

87. EDWARDS, Roscoe R.
b. January 5, 1900 - d. December 11, 1985
[s/o William Gars Edwards #126 and Lilly Honeycutt #127]

88. EDWARDS, Dullie [CRAIN]
b. May 25, 1908 - d. December 19, 1989
[w/o Roscoe R. #85; d/o Lattie Crain #152 and Martha Zennie Edwards #153]

89. EDWARDS, Brenda Kay
b. ? - d. November 23, 1962
[Infant d/o Jerry and Bertha Edwards]

90. HARRIS, Guy
b. February 8, 1903 - d. July 29, 1967

91a. HARRIS, Nelse H.
b. September 22, 1881 - d. November 1973
[s/o Joseph Franklin Harris and Mary Clouse #18/19]

91b. HARRIS, Matilda [MASHBURN]
b. 1885 - d. 1956
[w/o Nelson Harris #89; d/o John Mashburn #92 and Barbara Malinda Higgins #93; children: Alvin #90a, J. M. #98]
NOTE:  Photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn  prmash1@msn.com

92a. HARRIS, Alvin
b. December 16, 1923 - d. February 1, 1998
US Army WWII  "In Loving Memory"

[s/o Nelson Harris and Matilda Mashburn #89a/b]

NOTE:  Photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn  prmash1@msn.com wife alive - private

 

92b.  private

93. HARRIS, J. M.
b. July 26, 1920 - d. May 11, 1928
[s/o Nelse Harris & Matilda Mashburn #89a/b]

94a. MASHBURN, John
b. August 8, 1852 - d. April 26, 1938
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
[s/o Calloway Mashburn and Malinda Merilla Pate-pictured]
NOTE: photo is John's parents- Calloway Mashburn and Malinda Pate courtesy of Pam Mashburn - prmash1@msn.com; Brothers Jacob buried Jobe Cemetery - unmarked grave;  Jake L. buried Martins Creek plot #931

94b. MASHBURN, B. Malinda [Barbara HIGGINS]
b. March 7, 1850  - d. January 10, 1921
"At Rest - Wife of John Mashburn"
[w/o John #92; d/o Samuel Higgins #96 and Elizabeth M. Tilson #97; children: Samuel Franklin #95., William Merritt, Thomas Melvin #71, Mariah H., Dora E. #220, Matilda #89b, Ella, Callaway #94]

NOTE: *Unicoi Co. death record #304-1921, shows she was born on Jan. 10, 1851 but this appears to be typo; the cause of death "dropsy", married; informant John Mashburn of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried Higgins Chapel.   Tombstone photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn - prmash1@msn.com

95a. MASHBURN, Callaway
b. March 30, 1883 - d. July 16, 1905
"Son of John and Malinda Mashben - Though Thou Art Gone, Fond Memory Brings To *er"
[s/o John Mashburn #92 and Barbara Malinda Higgins #93]
NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn - prmash1@msn.com

95b. MASHBURN, Franklin [Samuel F.]
b. November 8, 1875 - d. January 31, 1904
"May Thy Resurrection Find Thee On the Bosom of Thy God"
[s/o John Mashburn #92 and Barbara Malinda Higgins #93]
NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn - prmash1@msn.com

96. HIGGINS, Samuel

b.  May 13, 1819 - d. February 1, 1902
"May the Resurrection Find Thee On The Bosom
Of Thy God"

[s/o Barbara Hensley #98 and Holland Higgins

97. HIGGINS, Elizabeth M.  ["Lizzie" TILSON]
b. August 12, 1823 - d. September 22, 1909
"Honored, Beloved, and Wept, Here Mother Lies"
[d/o John Tilson and Mary Erwin; w/o Samuel #96; children: Ruth, Margaret, Barbara M. #93, Lydia Emeline #115, William Ellis #99, Nancy B., Sarah R. #151]
NOTE: Unicoi Co. Death record #91099-1909; died at age "86" yrs.; single; cause of death "old age"; born in Wash. Co., TN; died at Flag Pond.
 Tombstone photos courtesy of Pam Mashburn
- prmash1@msn.com

98. HIGGINS, Barbara ["Barbary" HENSLEY]

b. December 27, 1792 - d. June 14, 1882

"Honored, Beloved and Wept - Here Mother Lies"
[w/o Holland Higgins (b. 1779 - d. Nov. 30, 1824) buried Higgins #2 Temple Hill; killed by David Grier);  d/o Henry "Harry" HENSLEY  buried Hensley cem Bee Log, NC and Barbara Angel buried Old Hensley Cem of Spivey; children: Ellis buried Flag Pond Cem, John, Sarah "Sallie", Nancy, James, Samuel #96, Margaret, Barbara, Malinda, George W. Old Hensley Cem.]

NOTE:  Holland Higgins is not buried next to wife; Tombstone photo H. Higgins courtesy of Mike Shelton; Barbara's siblings are: George Washington, James, Nancy, Henry Halen, Lewis, Benjamin, Zania, and William A. Hensley Old Hensley Cem. #3 Row 11-#11] Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

99. HIGGINS, William Ellis
b. April 9, 1856 - d. November 6, 1934
[s/o Samuel Higgins #96 and Elizabeth M. #97]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #26504-1934, died at age 74 of "paralysis"; married; informant Troy Boone of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried "Higgins Chapel."

100. HIGGINS, Marietta C.
b. October 17, 1863 - d. June 9, 1941
[w/o William Ellis #99; children: Della M. #101, Roy #102, Arthur #103, infant #104 Ogle #105]

NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

101. HIGGINS, Della M.
b. July 29, 1898 - d. July 1, 1909
[d/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

102. HIGGINS, Roy
b. October 5, 1900 - d. July 2, 1906
[s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

103. HIGGINS, Arthur
b. May 17, 1904 - July 11, 1904
[s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

104. HIGGINS, Infant son
b/d March 8, 1894
[s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

105  HIGGINS, Ogle
b. May 27, 1892 - Aug. 24, 1892
[s/o William Ellis Higgins #99 and Marietta C. #100]

106. HIGGINS, Infant
b/d June 16, 1960
[s/o Edward Higgins Jr.]

107. HIGGINS, (private)

108. HIGGINS, Ethelyne
b. August 28, 1911 - d. February 16, 1977
[w/o Harry Higgins]

109a HIGGINS, Walter J.
b. August 19, 1905 - d. July 11, 1906
[s/o John Lovejoy Higgins and Ruhama Runnion #143/144]

109b. HIGGINS, Infant Daughter
b/d April 20, 1910
[s/o John Lovejoy Higgins and Ruhama Runnion #143/144]

110.  HIGGINS, William L.  [unmarked]

b.  August 12, 1917 - d. December 11, 1917

[s/o James Edgar Higgins and Pearl Bailey #165a/b]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #533-1917; cause of death "hives or croup"; informant W. E. Higgins; parents mention in record; buried in Higgins Chapel.

 

111. CRAIN, V. [Vaughn]
b. February 29, 1912 - d. March 23, 1912

[s/o Mack D. Crain and Texie Higgins Martin's Creek #874 and #875]
NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #90932, cause of death "Hives"; age 23 days; died in Flag Pond.

 

112. CRAIN, R. Lawrence
b. January 29, 1915 - d. February 28, 1915
[s/o Mack D. Crain and Texie Higgins Martin's Creek #874 and #875]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #461-1914, cause of death "diphtheria"; informant L. E. Blankenship

113. WALKER, Allisey
b. March 23, 1849 - d. October 18, 1897
[w/o of W. A. Walker]

114. HENSLEY, Austin [no dates listed on tombstone]

115. CRAIN, Emeline [Lydia Emeline HIGGINS]
b. March 17, 1854 - d. March 17, 1913
[d/o Samuel Higgins #96 and Elizabeth M. Tilson #97; 1st w/o William Melvin Crain #204; children: Joseph Martin's Creek #896, Zenie S. #160, Mack D. Martin's Creek #874, Elizabeth #117, Samuel, Margaret, Lattie #152, Steven]

NOTE:  photo courtesy of Eddie Crain  hootie7@citlink.net

116a. EDWARDS, Rufus
b. July 22, 1893 - d. March 16, 1979

117. EDWARDS, Eliza [CRAIN]
b. April 3, 1897 - d. April 19, 1948
[w/o Rufus #116a; d/o William Melvin Crain #204 and Lydia Emeline Higgins #115; children: Arvil, Rufus Jr., Steve #118, Ernest #117a, Flossie, Lula, Margie, William]
NOTE:  Unicoi Co., Death Cert. #9327 - Died of Cerebral Stroke

118. EDWARDS, Steve
b. September 1, 1914 - d. November 12, 1985
Private, US Army WWII
[s/o Rufus Edwards and Elizabeth Crain #116a/b]

119. STOCKTON, Dewey
b. April 21, 1915 - d. December 22, 1917
[s/o Luther H. Stockton and Dora Mashburn #220/221]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #537-1917; cause of death "hives"; informant Diana Hoyle; parents mentioned in record; buried in Higgins Chapel.

 

120. STOCKTON, Nellie
b. December 10, 1918 - d. May 26, 1919
[d/o Luther H. Stockton and Dora Mashburn #220/221]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co death record #455-1919; cause of death "unknown"; informant - father; parents mentioned in record;  buried in Higgins Chapel

 

121. STOCKTON, Infant daughter
b/d February 22, 1924
[d/o Luther H Stockton and Dora Mashburn #220/221]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #225-1924; cause of death "stillborn", informant Diana Hoyle- Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried "Flag Pond Cem."

 

122. STOCKTON, Alta Madge
b. July 27, 1925 - d. April 17, 1926

[d/o Luther H. Stockton and Dora Mashburn #220/221]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record; died 8 months; cause of death "pneumonia", informant father of Erwin; parents mentioned in record; buried "Flag Pond Cem.

123. BUCKNER, Dusky [EDWARDS]
b. ? - d. March 1936
NOTE:  inscription carved into old tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

124a. BAILEY, Willis
b. February 14, 1862 - d. December 17, 1949
[s/o Zeke Bailey and Mary Phillips]

124b. BAILEY, Elizabeth
b. November 12, 1864 - d. December 13, 1946
[w/o Willis #116]

125a. EDWARDS, William Gars
b. December 14, 1872 - d. June 7, 1950

125b. EDWARDS, Lillie [HONEYCUTT]
b. February 14, 1876 - d. May 11, 1971
[w/o William Gars #126, (married Feb. 6, 1896, Yancey Co., NC William age 19 / Lilly age 15) Children: Zebedee, Amos, Roscoe #85, Joseph,  Roy #132, Guy, Ernest, Dollie #117b, Dana #130, Kermit, Mandy, Hassie, Nancy, Donnie]

126. EDWARDS, Floyd J.
b. April 16, 1907 - d. January 20, 1967

127. EDWARDS, Ronald B.
b. 1942 - d. 1980

128. EDWARDS, Dana
b. 1929 - d. 1984
[s/o William Gars #126 and Lillie Honeycutt #127]

129a. EDWARDS, (private)

130. EDWARDS, Roy
b. 1911 - d. 1988
[s/o William Gars #126 and Lillie Honeycutt #127]

131a.  CARTER, Byran
b. 1913 - b. 1991

131b.  CARTER, alive

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

132.  BAILEY, Mark S.
b. September 12, 1962 - d. September 17, 1972

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

133. BAILEY, Timothy D.
b/d September 7, 1986
[s/o Tim and Deana Bailey]

134a.  SLAGLE, Crait E.
b. March 10, 1913 - d. November 1, 1991
"In Loving Memory"

134b.  SLAGLE, Mary Ruth [HARRIS]
b. December 16, 1918 - d. August 20, 1975
[w/o Crait E.; d/o Walter B. Harris and Radie Crain #136a/b]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

135. CRAIN, Genevieve HARRIS
b. 1927 - d. 1973
"We Love You"
[w/o Lester Crain; d/o Walter B. Harris and Radie Crain #136a/b]
NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

136a. HARRIS, Walter B.
b. November 27, 1888 - d. December 28, 1964
"In Memory of our Loving Parents"
[s/o Armstrong Harris #16 and Mary "Pollie" L. Crain #17]

136b. HARRIS, Radie [CRAIN]
b. December 16, 1896 - d. July 18, 1970
[w/o Walter B. #136;  children: Hughey #138, Mary Ruth #134, Genevieve, Lydia #137]

137.  HARRIS, Lydia   [unmarked]
b.  September 19, 1915 - d. October 12, 1915
[d/o Walter B. Harris #136 and Radie Crain #137]
NOTE:  Death Certificate #522-1915; cause of death "Unknown"; informant Horace Blankenship;  buried Higgins Chapel

138. HARRIS, Hughey D.
b. December 26, 1916 - d. July 1, 1963
"Married April 30, 1938"
[s/o Walter B. Harris #136 and Radie Crain #137]
NOTE:  S2 US Navy Reserve, WWII - Free Mason

139. HARRIS, Marie H.
b January 18, 1919 - d.  March 20, 2005
[w/o Hughey Harris #138] NOTE:  Eastern Star

140.  WOODY, Henry H.
July 8, 1930 - d. December 19, 1966
Spec 5, 6th Medical Lab., US Army
[s/o Samuel T. Woody #141 and Thelma H. #142]

141. WOODY, Samuel T.
b. February 23, 1902 - d. April 11, 1958

142. WOODY, Thelma H.
b. April 2, 1912 - d. July 24, 1973
[w/o Samuel T. #141]

143. HIGGINS, John Lovejoy
b. 1881 - d. 1951

144. HIGGINS, Ruhamie [RUNNION]
b. 1885 - d. 1970
[w/o  John Lovejoy  #143; mother of 8 children; 4 died as infants, Roscoe C. #196, Holt #215; infant dau. #110, Walter J. #109]

145. HOYLE, William T.
b. January 24, 1891 - d. January 5, 1976
[s/o Andrew H. Hoyle and Sarah Cordelia Higgins #58a/b; married to Lennie B. #146 and Diana Murray #36b]

146. HOYLE, Lennie B. [SHELTON]
b. September 18, 1887 - d. May 29. 1967
[1st w/o William T. Hoyle #145]

147. WATTS, Mary L.
b. May 6, 1884 - d. March 5, 1963

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

148  unmarked

149. CORN, Patricia Ann
b. June 6, 1949 - d. June 7, 1949
[d/o Thomas Corn #39a and private] 

150. SLAGLE, Kelsie
b. 1911 - d. 1932

151. HENSLEY, Sarah R. [HIGGINS]
b. April 14, 1860 - December 11, 1926
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
[d/o Samuel Higgins #96 and Elizabeth Tilson #97]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

152. CRAIN, Lattie R.
b. January 3, 1886 - d. February 18, 1972
[s/o William Melvin Crain #204 and Lydia Emeline Higgins #115]

153. CRAIN, Martha [Martha Zennie EDWARDS]
b. July 29, 1886 - d. February 10, 1955
"Their trials ended; their rest is won"
[w/o Lattie R. Crain #152; children: Elva #154, Margaret #155,  Dullie, Pansy #76b ]

NOTE:  She was born in Madison Co., NC; Tombstone Photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

154. CRAIN, Elva
b/d March 27, 1930
[d/o Lattie Crain #152 and Martha Zennie Edwards #153]

155. CRAIN, Margaret
b/d January 15, 1922
[d/o Lattie Crain #152 and Martha Zennie Edwards #153]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #274; cause of death "stillborn"; informant father of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried "Higgins Cem."

156. EDWARDS, Infant
b/d 1927
[s/o Rufus Edwards #116 and Eliza #117]  

157. HARRIS, Opal
b. December 22, 1900 - d. January 27, 1901
[d/o Nelson Harris #89 and Matilda Mashburn #90]

158. HENSLEY, Sylvanus
[no dates on tombstone]

159. HENSLEY, Frank
[no dates on tombstone]

160. HENSLEY, Zena S. [CRAIN]
[no dates on tombstone -b. abt. 1877;
w/o Frank Hensley #159; d/o William M. Crain #204 and Lydia Emeline Higgins #115]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

161. CRAIN, Gladys Ann
b. December 25, 1907 - d. Jan. 23, 1908

162. HIGGINS, Vince
b. November 20, 1910 - d. December 5, 1910
[s/o Wiley and Iva Higgins]

163. HIGGINS, Della L.
b. May 2, 1909 - d. August 9, 1967

164. HIGGINS, (private)

165a. HIGGINS, James Edgar
b. May 19, 1889 - d. October 10, 1965

165b. HIGGINS, Pearl  [BAILEY]
b. January 10, 1900 - d. August 16, 1981
[w/o James Edgar #165;  child - William L. #110]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

166.  EDWARDS, Hazel  HIGGINS
b. July 4, 1919 - d. January 27, 1999
"In Loving Memory - Mother"
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

167. EDWARDS, Ricky Dean
b. October 6, 1962 - d. May 18, 1979

168. EDWARDS, Joy
b/d 1961
[infant d/o Albert Edwards and Ruth ?]

169. HIGGINS, Banner
b. October 2, 1880 - d. February 4, 1951

170. HIGGINS, Margaret
b. October 13, 1881 - d. December 9, 1943
[wife of Banner Higgins]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

171. WALKER, W. A.
b. January 3, 1852 - d. January 24, 1918

 

172. CALLAHAN, Annie [Emily TATEMAN]
b. April 22, 1929 - d. February 29, 1920
[d/o John Tateman of Buncombe Co., NC and Cordelia Sprinkles Madison Co., NC]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #391-1920; cause of death "lobar pneumonia"; single; parents mentioned in record; informant is Lydia Blankenship; buried in Higgins Chapel

173. BLANKENSHIP, Grace
b. February 16, 1921 - d. January 22, 1922
[d/o Fate Blankenship. #177 and Eugenia "Jennie" Crain #178]

NOTE: Unicoi Co. death record #266-1921, cause of death "lobar pneumonia"; informant Lydia Blankenship of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried "Higgins Chapel."

174a. BLANKENSHIP, Presley Sr.
b. May 26, 1860 - d. March 22, 1929
[s/o David Blankenship and Dicey E. Moore]
NOTE:  Mother Dicey E. Moore is buried Foster Creek Cem.,  Madison Co., NC; she is the d/o Baylis Moore and Sarah Stroud ]

174b. BLANKENSHIP, Lydia E. [CALLAHAN]

b. February 19, 1861 - d. January 24, 1939

[w/o Presley #174; probable d/o Anna Callahan #172]

NOTE:  Photo (left to right) Lydia E. Callahan-Blankenship, with her daughter Armenia Melinda Blankenship-Cody and her three children Lula, Nellie and baby Walter.  Photo courtesy of Melinda Cody Meredith.

175a. BLANKENSHIP, Cager L. ["Fate"]
b. June 19, 1902 - d. November 2, 1999
[s/o Presley #174 and Lydia Callahan #175]
NOTE: he was born in Madison Co., NC;   obituary

175b. BLANKENSHIP, Eugenia ["Jennie" CRAIN]
b. March 26, 1902 - d. November 13, 1984
[1st w/o Cager L. #177]

NOTE:  born in Madison Co., NC

176. BLANKENSHIP, Elva M.
b. June 6, 1923 - d. February 1, 1941
[d/o Cager L. #177 and Eugenia Crain #178]

177.  BLANKENSHIIP, William "Ed" Edward
b. May 23, 1960 - d. April 6, 2000
"Clinton Twp., Michigan -  "Yogi"

178.  BLANKENSHIP, Paul
b. January 17, 1929 - d. January 11, 1982

179. HIGGINS, Gary Frank
b/d December 30, 1947
[infant s/o Dorsey and Eula Higgins]

180. RUNNION, John R. [Roper]
b.  [May 26] 1847 - d. [May 8] 1936
[s/o Abram Runnion]

181. RUNNION, Nancy Catherine [FOSTER]
b. 1855 - d. 1944
[w/o John R. #180; d/o Thomas Foster and Sarah "Sally" Mashburn; children: William, Dolphus C. #200, Sarah B., Margaret "Maggie", Martha Jane #199, Rebecca, Hugh.]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

182. HENSLEY, Hazel Lee
b. March 6, 1942 - d. March 26, 1942
[infant d/o Berry and Lula Hensley]

183. FOSTER, Parley
b. 1908 - d. 1994

184. FOSTER, Hattie
b. 1911 - d. 1982
[w/o Parley #175; married October 17, 1931]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

185. OLIVER, (private)

186. OLIVER, Martha Mae [WILLIAMS]
b. May 5, 1938 - d. October 30, 1987
[w/o #185; d/o Golden L. Williams #187 and Roberta E. Corn #188]

187. WILLIAMS, Golden L.
b. February 27, 1911 - d. August 23, 1972
[husband of Roberta E. Corn  #188]

188. WILLIAMS, Roberta E. CORN
b. November 2, 1917 - d. February 22, 1998
[w/o Golden L. #187; d/o Walter Corn and Linnie Shelton; children: Faye, Mae, 2 alive sons]

189. HARRIS, Estil J. [Joseph]
b. October 9, 1898 - d. September 16, 1985
[s/o Armstrong Harris #16 and Mary "Pollie" Crain #17; husband of Maggie D. #190]

190. HARRIS, Maggie D. [Margaret]
b. November 30, 1906 - d. July 11, 1896
[w/o Estill J. #189]

191. HARRIS, Raymond M.
b. July 4, 1934 - d. July 15, 1984
[husband of #192]

192. HARRIS, (private)

193. SAMS, F. Keith
b. January 8, 1916 - d. May 13, 1979
[husband of #194]

194. SAMS, (private)

195. WOODWARD, Della Marie
b. July 17, 1915 - October 10, 1972

196. HIGGINS, Roscoe C.
b. 1907 - d. 1977
"Free Mason"
[s/o John Lovejoy #143 and Ruhamie Higgins #144]

197. HIGGINS, Annis C.
b. 1909 - d. 1963
[w/o Roscoe C. #187]

198. EDWARDS, Maynard B.
b. August 20, 1924 - d. December 26, 1981

199. EDWARDS, Martha Jane [RUNNION]
b. 1880 - d. 1955
[d/o John R. Runnion #180 and Nancy Catherine Foster #181]

200. RUNNION, Dolphus C.
b. 1888 - d. 1959
[s/o John R. Runnion #180 and Nancy Catherine Foster #181]

201. CODY, infant
b/d April 9, 1948
[s/o Ernest Cody and Glena Mae Crain]

NOTE:  tombstone photo taken Feb 2005 -bbpytel

202. CRAIN, Samuel E.
b. February 5, 1880 - d. April 13, 1954
[s/o William M. Crain #204 and Lydia E. Higgins #115]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins -  Free Mason

203. CRAIN, Mary Ella [HENSLEY]
b. October 27, 1885 - January 6, 1977
[w/o Samuel E. #202]

204a. CRAIN, William Melvin
b. May 18, 1856 - d. December 26, 1944 (1941)
[s/o Andrew Jackson Crane and Mary "Polly"Lewis;
1st wife Lydia Emeline Higgins #115; 2nd wife "Sallie" Higgins #204b

PHOTO:  photo of  William M. Crain courtesy of Eddie Crain  hootie7@citlink.net

204b. CRAIN, Sallie [Sarah HIGGINS]
b. September 17, 1892 - d. Jan. 30. 1986
[2nd w/o William Melvin Crain #204]

Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

205. CRAIN, Norma Sue
b/d September 7, 1942
[d/o Lester Crain and Genevieve Harris #135]

206. CRAIN, Rubin
b/d July 6, 1927

[Infant s/o William Melvin Crain and Sallie Higgins #204a/b]

207. CRAIN, Wesley Oakey
b. February 4, 1936 -d. March 23, 1936
[Infant s/o J. W. Crain and Diana ?]

208. SHOOK, Pauline
[no dates on tombstone; d/o Charles Shook and Julia ?]

209. BAILEY, Thomas Jr.
b. ? - d.  June 28, 1945
[infant s/o Thomas Bailey and Nancy ?]

210a. HENSLEY, Ronnie Darrell
b. July 5, 1947 - d. July 30, 1951
[infant s/o Zeak Hensley and Vista H]

210b. HENSLEY, Vista H.
b. June 29, 1910 - d. May 19, 1994

210c.  HENSLEY, Zeak
b. April 2, 1911 - d. June 13, 1996   NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins.

211a. EDWARDS, Ernest
b. March 20, 1916 - d. August 1, 2003
[s/o Rufus #116a and Eliza Crain #116b]
Note:  Served WWII Army - Philippines and 30 yrs. with Clinchfield RR

211b. EDWARDS, Dollie [EDWARDS]
b.  June 17, 1923 - d. February 3, 2003
[w/o Ernest Edwards 117a; d/o William Gars #126 and Lillie #127]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

212. HENSLEY, Vaughn Thomas
b. July 2, 1921 - d. July 13, 1977
"His Children and Grandchildren Were His First Love"
NOTE:  Served as CPL., US Army WWII; Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins.

213a. HENSLEY, [William] Ragan
b. June 28, 1893 - d. Jan. 19. 1966

213b. HENSLEY, Ida J., [TILSON]
b. December 9, 1891 - d. June 27, 1993
[w/o William Ragan #213; children are: Effie, Nora, Leonard]
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

214. HENSLEY, Grady M.
b. ? - d. April 23, 1931
"We Love and Miss You"
NOTE:  Tombstone photo courtesy of Doug Higgins

215a. HIGGINS, Holt
b. April 2, 1911 - d. September 27, 1974
CM3 US Navy - WWI
[s/o John Lovejoy #143 and Ruhamie Runnion #144]

215b.  HIGGINS, Verba Marie STOCKTON

b.  February 1, 1917 - d. July 21, 2000

"Wife of Holt Higgins"

216. HENSLEY, Kirt
b. March 13, 1887 - d. March 29, 1970
[s/o Ellis Hensley and Matilda Caroline buried Flag Pond School Cem #16]

217. HENSLEY, Callie
b. November 13, 1903 - d. ?
[2nd w/o Kirt #216]

218. HARRIS, Clarence W.
b. October 20, 1913 - d. August 31, 1990
[s/o James Franklin Harris and Mary E. Shelton #30/31]

219. HARRIS, Clesta E. [STOCKTON]
b. March 5, 1913 - d. March 2, 1961
[w/o Clarence W. #218, d/o Luther H. Stockton #220 and Dora Mashburn #221]
NOTE:  Free Mason / Eastern Star

220. STOCKTON, Luther H.
b. 1883 - d. 1972

221. STOCKTON, Dora [MASHBURN]
b. 1888 - 1968
[w/o Luther H. #220; d/o John Mashburn and Malinda B. Higgins #92/93,  children: Gertha, Herbert, Dewey #119, Ennis, Clesta #219, Nellie #120, Verba, Altha #122]
NOTE: Free Mason / Eastern Star; photo courtesy Pam Mashburn - prmash1@msn.com

222. STOCKTON, Ulysses
b. October 10, 1885 - d. February 10, 1969
"Married February 2, 1908"
[brother of Luther H. #220]

223. STOCKTON, Byrd
b. October 20, 1894 - d. November 22, 1976
[w/o Ulysses #222; married on February 2, 1908]
NOTE: Tombstone photo courtesy of Pam Mashburn - prmash1@msn.com

224a. STOCKTON, Vernon
b. February 6, 1909 - d. March 27, 1969
[s/o Ulysses #222 and Byrd #223]

224b. STOCKTON, Edith
b. August 14, 1912 - d June 24, 1999
[w/o Vernon #224; married on January 2, 1937]

225.  HARRIS, private

226.  HARRIS, Ola Mary RICE
b. April 13, 1943 - d. November 19, 2004
"Married May 10, 1970"
[w/o private]

227.  EDWARDS, David John
b. July 20, 1924 - d. June 15, 1991
[s/o Roscoe Edwards #85 and Dullie Crain #86; wife Lula Fender; children: James Donald and Anthony Wayne]

228.  HENSLEY, Elizabeth  [TILSON]   [unmarked]

b. December 13, 1836 - d. March 16, 1920

[d/o Samuel E. Tilson and Annie Crain of NC]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #400-1920; cause of death "senility"; single; informant Leroy Higgins of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried in Higgins Chapel;  her father was killed in the Civil War in Nashville.

 

229.  RICE, Betsie  [Elizabeth WATTS]  [unmarked]

b. May 21, 1832 - d. April 9, 1920

[d/o Ellis Watts of Wilkes Co., NC and Betsy Watts of Madison Co., NC]

NOTE:  Unicoi Co. death record #412-1920; cause of death "dropsy"; informant L. J. Higgins of Flag Pond; parents mentioned in record; buried in Higgins Chapel.

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