Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Friday, September 16, 2011

More from Nashville City Cemetery Grave Matters

 A View of the Cemetery
 William Driver Grave Marker  Born in Salem Massachusetts on March 17, 1803 Died in Nashville, Tn on March 2, 1886.
 A master mariner sailed twice around the world once around Australia removed the Pitcairn people from sickness and death in Tahieta to their own island home  September 3, 1831 then 69 in number now 1200 souls.
His Ship His Country and His Flag Old Glory

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Proving my link to Peter Field Jefferson

It has been a while since I have written about the Jefferson Family in Pittsylvania County. I am trying to prove that I am linked to the early Thomas Jefferson that first came to Henrico County, Virginia in the 1650's.  Now it is easy to prove the lineage from Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson II, Field Jefferson, then Peter Field Jefferson.  Previously you would have read copies of wills for the above and excerpts from articles in several research publications. The problem is from Peter Field Jefferson to his great grand daughter Henrietta Jefferson.  Now all I have to prove is that my grandfather Eros Bailey was the grandson of Henrietta, she was the daughter of William T Jefferson and he was the son of Alexander Jefferson and Alexander was the son of Peter Field.

First of all I have the marriage license for Eros Bailey and Mae Crawley. Marriage Date:  September 17, 1927.  It was recorded in Henry County,(Bassett) Virginia which was their place of residence at the time of their marriage.  They were married in Bedford County.  It says that Eros was 26 and they had never been married before.  The marriage license says that his mother is Henrieta Bailey. It also states that he was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  Eros Gray Bailey's occupation was furniture factory.  He was probably working at Bassett Furniture Company.  Now all I am trying to do is prove that he is Henrietta's son so I will not be going over all the information in the Marriage License.  So that is all that the marriage license has to offer for Eros Gray Bailey.
I also have a copy of the tombstone marker for Eros Gray Bailey.  The tombstone has his date of death as March 6, 1974 and his birth date as June 18, 1901.  That would back up the age on the marriage license.
I have ordered death certificate for both Eros Gray Bailey and Kissie Mae Crawley Bailey from the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Richmond, Virginia.   It costs 12.00 for each certificate requested.  The form is on the computer at their website and also instructions for mailing to the Bureau.  Birth and death records are at the Bureau from 1853 to 1896 and from June, 1912 to the present.  So that let me out of ordering a Birth Certificate for Eros Gray Bailey as he was born in 1901.
Well, so far I don't have enough evidence as far as I am concerned.  I am going to try the easy way first. has census records.  I think I will need to take a look.

The 1930 census has E.S. Bailey Head of household age 27 living with wife Mae Bailey and son Harold.  Harold is my father.  If you will look closely at the census you will find that it has been transcribed incorrectly and the S should be G.  Also the census was taken in April of 1930 and Eros's birthday was not until June which makes the age off about a year.  I believe it should have been 28.

The 1910 census has Eros Bailey living with Robert S. Bailey and Henrietta Bailey.  Now I believe that it should be Robert L. Bailey and that it was just transcribed improperly.  Eros at the time was nine years old.  This would be correct as he was born in 1901.

Right now I have not been able to locate the 1920 census for Robert, Henrietta or Eros.  I will have to try another tack.  Stay tune tomorrow for more information.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Another Addition of Grave Matters

Nashville City Cemetery

In memory of Martha Stainback  Consort of James W. Stainback
Who departed this life
March 14, 182?  aged 22 years

In Memory of  D.F. Bostick died 1835  aged 28 years

In memory of Mrs Sarah W. Walker late consort of William Walker
who died April 4, 1835  aged 41 years 3 months and 11 days.

In Memory of James T. C. Walker  young son of William and Sarah W. Walker who died ????, 1835.

Reverend Alexander Winbourne.
He that winneth souls is wise.  1809-1840   Pastor of McKendree Methodist Church  1827-1838.

In memory of Henry C. Lynch born in Virginia AD 1828  Died in Nashville, TN  October 24, 1843

Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Harper  aged 68 years
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Grave Matters

Finally after a long hiatus I will be bringing you pictures of grave stones.  I visited the Nashville City Cemetery at 1001 Fourth Avenue South, Nashville, Tn. which was established in 1822. For the next few days I will be publishing some pictures I took.

Gravestone of a Mrs. Mary Mackenzie  Died September 15, 1853.

Gravestone of P.A. Black departed this life 19th day of November 1814  aged 16 years 10 months 12 days

Gravestone of Ferebee Black departed this life 17th day of January, 1845  39 years 9 mons 24 days  the mother of eight children

Robert Black 1844-1902       Ida Susan  1856 -1905

Margaret J. Bean  1836-1885

Ephraim H. Bean  1830-1899

Two pictures above are the grave markers for Harriet Neely
Sacred to the memory of Harriet wife of George H. Neeley
Born March 23, 1808
Died June 1, 1849
Possibly spelled Neeley

I hope this helps someone in their family search.  It is a lovely cemetery with many early stones.  Unfortunately many of the stones have lost their engraving.  Also, if you decide to visit this graveyard be aware that they do not allow rubbings.