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54. Dennis JOHNSTON (Sybil SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born in 1837 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Dennis married Patsey about 1853 in Kings River, Madison County, Arkansas. Patsey was born in 1839 in Arkansas.

They had the following children:

  226 F i Mary E JOHNSTON was born in 1854 in Kings River, Madison County, Arkansas.
  227 M ii John J JOHNSTON was born in 1855 in Kings River, Madison County, Arkansas.
  228 F iii Sibby E JOHNSTON was born in 1856 in Kings River, Madison County, Arkansas.
  229 F iv Margaret C JOHNSTON was born in 1858 in Kings River, Madison County, Arkansas.

65. Giles D SPRINGER (Dennis L , Dennis ) was born on 8 Mar 1840 in McNairy County, Tennessee. He died on 14 Mar 1910 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Mar 1910 in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee.

He was at the battle of Shiloh in Civil War. (Company A - 19th Tennessee Cavalry.

Giles married Elizabeth R E BARNHILL on 15 Jan 1870 in McNairy County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was born on 5 May 1846 in Tennessee. She died on 12 Apr 1932 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Apr 1932 in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  230 M i William SPRINGER was born on 3 Nov 1870 in Tennessee. He died on 28 May 1954 in Alcorn County, Mississippi and was buried in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi.
        William married Ludie HURLEY on 17 Sep 1891 in McNairy County, Tennessee. Ludie was born on 19 May 1870. She died on 18 Jun 1952.
  231 F ii Louisa SPRINGER was born in Aug 1872 in Tennessee. She died before 1910.
  232 F iii Rosa E SPRINGER was born on 4 Dec 1874 in McNairy County, Tennessee. She died on 6 Aug 1883 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee.
  233 F iv Molly G SPRINGER was born on 8 May 1877 in McNairy County, Tennessee. She died on 4 Sep 1883 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee.
  234 M v John D SPRINGER was born in Feb 1880 in Tennessee. He died before 1910.
  235 M vi SPRINGER was born on 22 Aug 1885 in McNairy County, Tennessee. He died on 22 Aug 1885 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee.

66. Martha Lou SPRINGER (Dennis L , Dennis ) was born on 25 May 1843 in McNairy County, Tennessee. She died on 6 Jun 1900 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Jun 1900 in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee.

Martha married Robert Neal BELL on 3 Feb 1867 in McNairy County, Tennessee. Robert was born on 16 Jun 1838 in Purdy, McNairy County, Tennessee. He died on 3 Mar 1902 in Purdy, McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Purdy, McNairy County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  236 F i India Irene BELL was born on 15 Apr 1868. She died in 1946.
        India married VINSON.
  237 M ii Franklin Cheatham BELL was born on 5 Sep 1869.
        Franklin married Eliza PYRON.
  238 M iii Robert Isaac BELL was born on 22 Sep 1871. He died in Union City, Obion County, Tennessee.
        Robert married Alma WALLACE. Alma died in Union City, Obion County, Tennessee.
+ 239 M iv Lorenzo Sikes BELL
  240 F v Maude Ann BELL was born on 25 Feb 1875.
        Maude married John COX.
  241 F vi Nora Arabella BELL was born on 21 Jun 1877.
        Nora married Pierce REED.
  242 F vii Cora Idella BELL was born on 21 Jun 1877.
        Cora married Robert YOAKUM.
  243 M viii Roderick Lawrence BELL was born on 6 Oct 1878.
        Roderick married (1) Sammy MORGAN.
        Roderick also married (2) Katie HOLT.
  244 F ix Alice Beulah BELL was born on 12 Mar 1882. She died on 10 Feb 1966.
        Alice married Albert Keith RAGAN.
  245 F x Ida Milo BELL was born on 17 Nov 1884 in Selmer, McNairy County, Tennessee. She died on 12 Jun 1966 and was buried in Campground Cemetery, Tippah County, Mississippi.

Orphaned in girlhood (she was the 10th of 12 children) Milo lived with older brothers and sisters. She was deprived of all but scant formal schooling, but learned a lot through reading and from others. Milo was a hard working wife and mother, sewing her children's clothes (she followed pattern directions well), working in the cotton fields and vegetable garden ("truck patches") and, in spite of crippling rheumatism, managed to work with her hands most of her life. When she was 80 her husband died. Feeling that she could not live alone, she went to Madge's home in Amory, Mississippi, but took very little interest in life, remarking at one time that she "had nothing to get up for in the morning". A severe stroke sent her to the hospital on April 23, 1966 and she died seven weeks later. She outlived all of her 11 brothers and sisters.
        Ida married de Witt WILSON on 12 Dec 1909.
  246 M xi William Prather BELL was born on 17 Feb 1887.
        William married Laura.
  247 F xii Alcie Helen BELL was born on 6 Aug 1890. She died in 1950.
        Alcie married Walter SMITH.

69. Malissa E SPRINGER (Dennis L , Dennis ) was born on 23 Oct 1849 in Tennessee. She died in 1901.

Malissa married Jacob G LUMBLEY, son of Edmund LUMBLEY and Nancy B, on 13 Jun 1869 in McNairy County, Tennessee. Jacob was born in 1838. He died on 8 Feb 1918.

They had the following children:

  248 M i Orlander P LUMBLEY was born in 1874. He died after 1911.
  249 M ii Elmo C LUMBLEY was born in 1877. He died after 1911.

72. Elizabeth JOHNSTON (Margaret Ann SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 28 May 1825 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. She died on 31 Aug 1862 in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama and was buried in Aug 1862 in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Elizabeth married James Glen PORTER on 2 Sep 1841 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. James was born on 21 Jun 1815 in South Carolina. He died on 29 Jan 1905 in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama and was buried in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

They had the following children:

  250 M i John PORTER was born in 1843 in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama.
  251 M ii Samuel C PORTER was born on 7 Jul 1845 in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama. He died on 5 Feb 1934 in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama and was buried in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama.
        Samuel married Frances EMLY. Frances was born on 12 Feb 1850. She died on 11 Jan 1929 in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama and was buried in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama.

73. Mary Ann JOHNSTON (Margaret Ann SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 4 Dec 1826 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. She died on 2 May 1895 in San Lucas, Monterey County, California and was buried in May 1895 in San Lucas, Monterey County, California.

The grand-daughter of Mary Ann Johnston (Lillian Gibson Winter) wrote a letter in 1964 to her neices and nephews. That letter is quoted below:
"VIVID RECOLLECTIONS OF WHAT I WAS TOLD AND OF WHAT I LEARNED BY BEING A MEMBER OF THE GIBSON FAMILY". My grandfather, Joseph Gibson, was born in 1813 in Kingston, Arkansas. He married, but his wife passed on leaving him with several children, my father, George L Gibson, being one of the youngest. My grandmother, Mary Ann Johnston, was born in Tennessee, was married there and came to Kingston to live. Her husband, Mr James Madison Basham passed on and left her with four small children, my mother being the oldest. These two families were united by the marriage of my father's father and my mother's mother. When my father ws 16 years old, the Civil War broke out, and he was called to the Southern Army, since he lived in the South. He served four years, and on June 8, 1865 received his parole at Shreveport, Louisiana. (May I express my gratitude here for the fact that my father was never critical of the North, not bitter, but always taught us that Lincoln was right and was the greatest President that we ever had; and that if Lincoln had lived, the condition of the South would have been very different.) When he returned home, he married my mother and settled in a small cottage near my grandfather's home. This home was a large two story log house built with a large open porch, both sides open, separating the living quarters from the kitchen, each section having its huge fireplace. My mother had five children. After the first two, James and Thomas were born in the small cottage, for some reason the family moved to Texas, where Lola was born. After they came back to the cottage I was born. Grandmother broke her arm so the family moved into the big log house with my grandfather, where Joe was born. A little clear stream flowed across the property, near the house. At that time refrigeration was unknown, but a spring house, with two floors, was built over a bubbling spring. The lower part had no floor. Our milk, vegetables, and all perishable foods were put in closed containers and lowered into the cold water for preservation. On the second floor were stored sacks of wheat and shelled corn, to be hauled to Kingston later for grinding into flour and meal. The sugar cane was fed between two wooden rollers and the juice coming from it was boiled down and formed our sorghum, unrefined syrup. There were rows of gooseberries, strawberry beds, sweet potatoes, fruit trees and vegetables. Several black walnut trees and chinquapins, a form of chestnut, provided us with nuts. Our meat was almost entirely pork and chicken, which we raised. A smoke house was built, the pork was cut up into hams and smaller pieces, with plenty of sausage. Plenty of lard was made also for the year's uses. All was smoked and seasoned by wood fires. We lived bountifully, buying only coffee, condiments, sugar and some other small articles. The little stream had a black slate bed. A substance like chalk washed down from the mountains. It was soft, brilliant in color, red, yellow, etc; and we children loved to gather there and draw pictures on the dry spots of slate. My mother's brother, John P Basham, lived in Carroll County, Missouri. His wife'smother was very frail and so was my grandmother, Mary Ann Johnston, who was troubled with a broken arm. My grandfather, Joseph Gibson, had two daughters who had married and gone to California by wagon train. They urged us to come also, so, when Joe Gibson was one month old, thirty relatives gathered together, met in Purdy, Missouri, chartered a railroad car, bringing nothing but personal belongings and started for California. As a child of six, I was excited about going to California, and my only regret in leaving Arkansas was when I climbed up into the big wagon to go to Purdy with my precious kitten in my arms, I was told that I would have to part with her, as she couldn't be taken on the trip. That was very hard to bear. Our family of five children, James, Thomas, Lola, Joseph and myself with our parents and grandparents, making a family of nine, finally reached the Indian Valley, Monterey County, California, where one of grandfather's daughters lived. We bought a home there and stayed a few years. We older children trudged two and one-half miles through the dust to the county school. We moved from there to San Felipe and Gilroy near Hollister. Here Lola began to prepare to be a teacher, and went to San Jose for a period to study. After she received her certificate she worked as an assistant to the principal at San Felipe. She also taught in Hames Valley, Monterey County. After I received my certificate we both taught in San Lucas in their two room school, she having the upper grades.

Mary married (1) James Madison BASHAM on 11 Dec 1845 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. James was born in 1826 in Tennessee. He died in 1861 in Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

+ 252 F i Margaret Elizabeth BASHAM
+ 253 M ii John Pickens BASHAM
  254 M iii Samuel Carter BASHAM was born on 11 Sep 1858 in Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas. He died on 17 Apr 1920 in California.
        Samuel married Martha BROWN on 7 Jun 1874 in Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas.
  255 F iv Mary Ella BASHAM was born in 1859 in Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas. She died in California.
        Mary married (1) M HOWELL.
        Mary also married (2) John HOY.

Mary also married (2) Joseph GIBSON about 1865 in Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas. Joseph was born on 13 May 1813 in Kingston, Madison County, Arkansas. He died on 18 May 1895 in San Lucas, Monterey County, California and was buried in San Lucas, Monterey County, California.

74. Sarah Jane JOHNSTON (Margaret Ann SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 24 Sep 1829 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. She died on 21 Mar 1911 in Jacks Creek, Chester County, Tennessee and was buried in Mar 1911 in Grove Springs Cemetery, Chester County, Tennessee.

Sarah married Richard FIELDS on 3 Sep 1846 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Richard was born on 6 Nov 1824 in Tennessee. He died on 11 Mar 1911 in Chester County, Tennessee and was buried in Grove Springs Cemetery, Chester County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  256 F i Lucinda E FIELDS was born in 1848 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
  257 F ii Mary C FIELDS was born in 1849 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
  258 F iii M Jane FIELDS was born in 1859 in Henderson County, Tennessee.
  259 F iv Cynthia Ann FIELDS was born in 1861.
  260 M v James H FIELDS was born in 1864 in Henderson County, Tennessee.

77. William King JOHNSTON (Margaret Ann SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 28 Feb 1836 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 29 Mar 1862 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana and was buried in Mar 1862 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

He was a Confederate soldier and died in a Union prison in Lafayette, Indiana. He was truly an unknown soldier, likely enterred along with others who like him had suffered 20 days and nights of unparallelled exposure, sleeping out in the rain several days before reaching Donelson, spending some four days at Donelson, also without shelter and three days and nights on an open boat enroute to Cairo,Illinois. One prisoner is quoted as saying "our suffering continued until we reached Indianapolis. This exposure sowed the seeds of death in the vitals of many of us." The healthy prisoners, among them likely William's brother Samuel C were all transferred to Camp Morton in Indianapolis on March 16, 1862. William K did not make the trip.

William married Mary HARWELL on 14 Aug 1853 in Giles County, Tennessee. Mary was born in 1834 in Giles County, Tennessee. She died about 1867 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  261 M i John H JOHNSTON was born on 23 Aug 1854 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 29 Aug 1918 in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas.
        John married Emily J HOLLEY. Emily was born in 1854 in Henderson County, Tennessee. She died after 1910 in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas.
+ 262 M ii Samuel Burr JOHNSTON
+ 263 M iii James Madison JOHNSTON
  264 M iv Solomon Fletcher JOHNSTON was born on 19 Nov 1861 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died in 1861 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

78. Samuel Carter JOHNSTON Jr (Margaret Ann SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 18 Jul 1839 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 22 May 1910 in Lawrence County, Tennessee and was buried in May 1910 in Saint Truitt's Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Samuel married (1) Mary Malise MCGUIRE on 23 Jan 1859 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Mary was born on 25 Jan 1844 in Alabama. She died on 31 Dec 1888 in Lawrence County, Tennessee and was buried in Saint Truitt's Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  265 F i Mary Ann Elizabeth JOHNSTON was born on 29 Jan 1860 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
+ 266 F ii Margaret M JOHNSTON
  267 M iii William Thomas JOHNSTON was born on 25 Jan 1864 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 16 Jul 1909 and was buried in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama.
        William married Ida A WILLIAMS. Ida was born on 22 Jul 1868. She died on 29 May 1934 and was buried in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Alabama.
+ 268 M iv Samuel Henry (Bud) JOHNSTON
  269 F v Salie M JOHNSTON was born on 10 May 1868 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
  270 F vi Elizabeth (Lizzie) JOHNSTON
+ 271 M vii James Robert JOHNSTON
  272 M viii Solomon Fletcher JOHNSTON was born on 5 Jul 1872 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 12 Nov 1912.
        Solomon married Rebecca DAVIS.
+ 273 M ix Noble Smithton JOHNSTON
+ 274 M x George Washington Timmons JOHNSTON
+ 275 M xi Andrew D Allen JOHNSTON
+ 276 M xii Joseph Luther JOHNSTON

Samuel also married (2) Amanda WHITE on 17 Jan 1890 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  277 M xiii Edward Raleigh JOHNSTON was born on 17 Jan 1891 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 10 Apr 1958.
        Edward married Nola HARWELL.
+ 278 F xiv Dora JOHNSTON
  279 M xv Virgil JOHNSTON was born on 2 Apr 1894 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 23 Apr 1960.
        Virgil married Rosie Alice HARWELL.
+ 280 F xvi Viola JOHNSTON

82. Matilda SPRINGER (John , Dennis ) was born on 23 Sep 1832 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. She died on 6 Oct 1911 in Alcorn County, Mississippi.

Matilda married Hardy SELLERS on 29 Oct 1856 in Alcorn County, Mississippi. Hardy was born in 1820 in Perry County, Tennessee. He died on 22 Mar 1884 in Alcorn County, Mississippi.

They had the following children:

+ 281 F i Christina Pairlee SELLERS
  282 M ii Joseph Thomas SELLERS was born on 12 Dec 1864. He died in 1950.
        Joseph married Emma CHANDLER.
  283 M iii Hardy Hollie SELLERS was born on 24 Nov 1867. He died on 19 Aug 1946.
        Hardy married Dora Bell HAYNIE.
  284 F iv Susan SELLERS was born in Jan 1870. She died before 1880.

83. Susan SPRINGER (John , Dennis ) was born on 15 Sep 1834 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. She died on 15 Jun 1924 in Dilley, Frio County, Texas and was buried in Jun 1924 in Kyle, Hays County, Texas.

James & Shirley Webb visited her grave in the Kyle Cemetery on February 24, 1995

Susan married William Shepard STEWART, son of Elizabeth STEWART, on 28 Sep 1853 in McNairy County, Tennessee. William was born on 19 Oct 1832 in Missouri. He died on 13 Sep 1896 in Kyle, Hays County, Texas and was buried in Sep 1896 in Kyle, Hays County, Texas.

James & Shirley Webb visited his grave at the Kyle Cemetery on February 24, 1995.

The original meaning of the word stiward (from older *stigeweard, *sty-warden) was one who looked after the domestic animals; hence, by extension of the meaning, one who provides for his master2 CONC e of the final letter of the name being t instead of d occurs in the Armorial de Gelre (ca 1370-88). By the eleventh century the word had come to mean one who superintended the household affairs of another, and was therefore a title of honor. In Scotland, the steward was not only chief of the royal household, but his power extended to the collection and management of the crown revenues, to the administration of justice, and in time of war he took first place in the army next to the king. The fame of Mary, queen of Scots (who spelled her name Stuart, after the French manner, there being no w in that language) and of the Young Pretender has made the French form popular. The Scottish royal family of Stewart descended from a family of Breton nobles. Walter, one of these nobles, was the first of his family in Scotland. He first appears in 1142 when he attests a charter of David I. He also appears as witness in other royal charters, and King David before his death in 1153 made a grant to this Walter of the office of Steward of Scotland. One of his descendants, Walter the sixth Steward fought at Bannockburn in 1314 and in 1319 he successfully defended Berwich against the English led by Edward III in person, and was one of the signers of the Scottish Declaration of Independence in 1320. In 1315 he married Marjory, daughter of King Robert the Bruce, who bore him a son, Robert, afterwards Robert II, first of the royal line of Stewart, crowned in 1371. When David I became King of Scotland in 1124, he appointed Walter fitz Alan to be High Steward of Scotland, the greatest office in the kingdom. This office was made hereditary to his family by Malcolm IV (1153-1165), thus creating the surname Stewart, which was to become the Royal Clan. When David II died without issue in 1371, Robert II became the first Stewart monarch, being the son of the marriage between the sixth High Steward and the daughter of Robert the Bruce. Many notable families were to descend from this royal line, but the Royal House of Stewart is remarkable as it was to rule the Scots for over three centuries, giving 14 sovereigns, of whom 6 also reigned in England. Perhaps influenced by the French court, Mary Queen of Scots (1542-67), adopted the spelling Stuart for the royal family. The hopes of the Royal House of Stewart perished in the carnage at Culloden in 1746 with Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie. Upon the death in 1807 of Prince Henry, Cardinal Duke of York and brother of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the male line of the Royal House of Stewart ceased. Since then the senior representatives of the Stewarts have been the Earls of Galloway. Today HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales has the title of The Great Steward of Scotland as he is the female-line descendant of Walter fitz Alan, the first Stewart, and The Lord of the Isles from the marriage of the fourth Steward to the heiress of the Lord of Bute in the thirteenth century. Many people imagine that all persons bearing the name Stewart are of royal descent, but it must be borne in mind that there were many stewards and not all were sib to the king.

William and Susan had the following children:

  285 M i John Wesley STEWART was born on 29 Aug 1854 in Tennessee. He died on 17 Sep 1872 in Tennessee.
+ 286 M ii Thomas Alexander "Tom" STEWART
+ 287 F iii Malissa Elizabeth STEWART
+ 288 M iv William Ira STEWART
+ 289 F v Sarah Jane STEWART
  290 F vi Susan Elvira STEWART was born on 28 Jan 1867 in Tennessee. She died on 11 Feb 1867 in Tennessee.
+ 291 M vii Henry Cornelius STEWART
+ 292 M viii James Robert STEWART
  293 M ix Josiah Reeder STEWART was born on 21 Jan 1874 in Tennessee. He died on 27 Aug 1878.
+ 294 M x Franklin Shepard STEWART

85. Thomas SPRINGER (John , Dennis ) was born on 31 Jan 1839 in Lauderdale County, Alabama. He died on 23 Sep 1901 in Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas and was buried in Sep 1901 in Cato Cemetery, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

From the "Biographical & Historical Memoirs" of Faulkner County (Arkansas).
Thomas Springer is one of the most highly respected farmers of this county. A
native of Alabama, he was born in 1839, being reared and educated in Tennessee. His parents, John and Elizabeth (Gaines) Springer, were Virginians by birth, and the former died in 1864 in Mississippi. Pennil(?) Springer, the grandfather, came from Virginia to Alabama when a child, being among the first settlers of that state; the country at that time was so sparsely settled that it was necessary to go forty miles to mill.The mother died in Tennessee in 1851. The parents of our subject moved from Alabama to Tennessee, rearing their family in the later state, then going to Mississippi, where John Springer died four years later. His wife, Betsy Springer was a native of Tennessee. They had nine children, six of whom are now living. Thomas Springer, the fourth child, has had four wives since reaching manhood. The first wife died, leaving no children; his second wife bore two: Mary E. (wife of James Laforce) and John. To the third marriage six children were born, Five of whom are now living: Janie (wife of Hugh Black), Daniel and William, Martha and Mathew; and three children were the result of the fourth marriage: Susie B., Jacob and James. In 1882 Mr. Springer moved from Tennessee to his present home, where he owns 240 acres of valuable land having 100 acres under cultivation. He is considered among to most successful farmers of this section of Arkansas. During the war he served eighteen months in the Confederate service, and took part in the battles of Murfreesboro, Corinth and other engagements. Politically he is a Democrat. Mr. & Mrs. Springer are useful members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and have the respect of a large circle of acquaintances.

Thomas married (1) Fatima STEWART, daughter of Elizabeth STEWART, on 10 Feb 1858 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. Fatima was born in 1831 in Missouri. She died before 1863 in Tennessee.

Thomas also married (2) Mary HARWELL about 1863 in Tennessee. Mary was born in 1834 in Giles County, Tennessee. She died about 1867 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  295 M i Dennis SPRINGER was born on 8 Apr 1866 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 11 Sep 1888 in Pulaski County, Arkansas and was buried in Sep 1888 in Cato Cemetery, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
+ 296 F ii Mary Elizabeth SPRINGER
+ 297 M iii John SPRINGER

Thomas also married (3) Frances M LANIER on 31 Jan 1868 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Frances was born about 1847 in Tennessee. She died before 1881.

They had the following children:

+ 298 F iv Jane Elizabeth SPRINGER
+ 299 M v Daniel Zack SPRINGER
+ 300 M vi William Wiley SPRINGER
  301 F vii Martha E SPRINGER was born about 1876 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
  302 F viii Matilda S SPRINGER was born in 1878 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
+ 303 M ix Matthew Thomas SPRINGER

Thomas also married (4) Mary Frances MCGEE on 19 Jun 1881 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Mary was born in 1857 in Alabama. She died on 14 Jul 1924 in Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas and was buried in Jul 1924 in Cato Cemetery, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

  304 F x Susie B. SPRINGER
  305 M xi Jacob Welcome SPRINGER was born on 20 Jan 1885 in Faulkner County, Arkansas. He died on 4 Mar 1911 in Campbell, Hunt County, Texas and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Hunt County, Texas.

Family story says that he was whittling and got a piece of wood in his eye and the eye became infected. The infection spread to the other eye and the result was blindness. In the Shiloh Cemetery - Hunt county. There is a very large marble headstone on the first row (East side) against the fence facing west. It is surrounded by members of the Isham family (his wife's family). The cemetery is fenced and very neat.

From the GREENVILLE MORNING HERALD - March 1911 - PROFESSOR SPRINGER DEAD
He was a blind teacher of music at the college in Campbell. Campbell, Texas, March 4, 1911 -- Professor Jacob Springer died soon after 8 o'clock tonight at his home here. He was the blind teacher of music at the college in this place and received his education at the Blind Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas. Professor Springer was about thirty years old and was married a year ago to a daughter of Andrew Isham who lives near here. He also has a brother living in Hunt county. He died of tuberculosis for which he had been under treatment for some time.
        Jacob married Phoebe Manoula Emily ISHAM on 25 Apr 1910 in Hunt County, Texas. Phoebe was born on 13 Dec 1883. She died in Dec 1980 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.
+ 306 M xii James E SPRINGER
+ 307 F xiii Nellie L SPRINGER
+ 308 F xiv Bertha A SPRINGER
+ 309 M xv Ira Shelton SPRINGER

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