The Descendants of
William and Mary Elizabeth Massengale Thompson

 

Compiled and Submitted by Anne Templeton Wilson
Anne920@aol.com
February 2, 2006

First Generation

1.      William THOMPSON "Bill" was born Sep 10 1812 in North Carolina. He died Jan 17 1898 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Tittle Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

1860 US Census, Marion Co., TN, page 251, ages do not match tombstone dates for William and Mary Thompson.

William 46

Mary 36

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

William 55

Mary 44

1880 US Census, Dist 4, Hamilton Co., TN, page 50C

William 65, NC

 

Bill married Mary Elizabeth MASSENGALE about 1839. Mary was born Jun 2 1814 in Tennessee. She died Feb 12 1911 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Tittle Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

I have assigned Mary Elizabeth to this father and mother due to the 1830 census and the relationships these families had all through the history of the family, property, burials and naming practices. The 1840 Marion County, TN census district 6 shows James Massengill as next door to William Thompson and Mary Elizabeth who have one child 0-5. In 1850 the census shows them very close by and this association of property continues to this date. 1840 Marion County District 6 shows them as neighbors.

 

Her tombstone has Elizabeth M. Thompson, all census records are recorded as Mary.

 

They had the following children:

+                2     M           i.     Madison J. THOMPSON was born about 1840.

                    3     M         ii.     David Matthew THOMPSON "Matt" was born about 1842. He died 1862 in Died at home near the suck.

Family history is that Matt was home on furlong from CSA and Union soldiers came to his home and family farm.  Chattanooga was surrounded on all sides by the Union Army.  There was some kind of altercation and a gun was used to chase the intruders away. William provided his son food, horse, guns and ammo to escape west.  He rode away and was never heard from again.  After the war another brother was sent on more than one occassion to try and locate him but never a trace was found.

Info passed down to Iley Thompson by his Grandfather.

 

MILITARY: Private,Co. B, 5th Batt'n Cavalry, (McClellan's), enlist date Aug 11, 1861 in Chattanooga. Service record shows he appeared the company Muster Roll from Aug 11th to Oct 31, 1861, and was never paid for any service. CSA. Card #48296330.

THOMPSON, David Co. H, 4TN Cav. died at home near the Suck.

Hamilton County Confederate Soldiers, John Wilson, Nat Hughes.

 

+                4     F          iii.     Sarah S. THOMPSON was born Jan 1845 and died Nov 10 1922.

+                5     M         iv.     James Irvin THOMPSON was born Nov 12 1846 and died Aug 21 1913.

+                6     M          v.     William Berry THOMPSON was born Dec 17 1848 and died Aug 26 1944.

+                7     M         vi.     Milo A. THOMPSON was born Mar 1852 and died Jul 7 1920.

+                8     M       vii.     John C. THOMPSON was born Feb 2 1854 and died Mar 14 1935.

                    9     F       viii.     Charlotte THOMPSON was born about 1854.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

 

Charlotte married Thomas CUMMINGS.

                 10     F          ix.     Rachel E. THOMPSON was born about 1856.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

 

                 11     F            x.     Minerva THOMPSON was born about 1858.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

 

+             12     M        xi.     Joseph B. THOMPSON was born Jan 15 1862 and died Jun 6 1939.

+             13     F         xii.     Lavinia THOMPSON was born 1867 and died Feb 14 1920.

Second Generation

2.      Madison J. THOMPSON (William) was born about 1840 in Tennessee.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 540, rafting logs on the river.

 

Madison married Harriet. Harriet was born about 1848 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:

                 14     M           i.     William THOMPSON was born about 1866 in Tennessee.

                 15     F           ii.     Mary THOMPSON was born about 1869 in Tennessee.

4.      Sarah S. THOMPSON (William) was born Jan 1845 in Tennessee. She died Nov 10 1922 in Hamilton Co., TN.

1870 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 439:

Sarah Douglass, 21, F, W, TN

1880 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 260:

Sarah Douglas, W, F, 29, Wife, TN

1900 US Census, 3rd Civil District, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 85:

Sarah S. Douglas, Wife, W, F, Jan 1845, 55, Married 34 Yrs; Mother of 9, 3 living; Born TN

1910 US Census, District 2, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 385:

S. S. Douglas, Wife, F, W, 65, Marriage 1, 45 Yrs; 9 Children, 3 living; TN; Father: NC; Mother: TN

1920 US Census, District 3, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 12B:

Sarah Douglass, Sister, F, W, 75, Widow, TN; Living with her brother, John C. Thompson.

 

Sarah married John L. DOUGLAS about 1866 in Tennessee. John was born 1845 in Tennessee.

1870 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 439:

John Douglass, 25, W, M, KY

1880 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 260:

John Douglas, W, M, 30, Farmer, TN

1900 US Census, 3rd Civil District, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 85:

John Douglas, Head, W, M, ? 1845; 55, Married 34 Yrs; Born TN

1910 US Census, District 2, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 385:

J L Douglas, Head, W, M, 65, Marriage 1, 45 yrs, Born TN

 

They had the following children:

                 16     F             i.     Delsennia DOUGLAS was born about 1865 in Tennessee.

1870 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 439:

Caldona Douglass, 4, F, W, TN

1880 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 260:

Delsinia Douglas, W, F, 15, Daughter, TN

1920 US Census, District 3, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 12B:

Senna Douglass, Niece, F, W, 54, Single, TN; Living with her Mother in the home of John C. Thompson.

 

                 17     F           ii.     Mary DOUGLAS was born about 1867 in Tennessee.

1870 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 439:

Mary Douglass, 1, F, W, TN

1880 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 260:

Mary Douglas, W, F, 13, Daughter, TN

 

                 18     M        iii.     Samuel DOUGLAS was born about 1869.

                 19     F           iv.     Liza DOUGLAS was born about 1873 in Tennessee.

1880 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 260:

Liza Douglas, W, F, 7, Daughter, TN

 

                 20     M          v.     William C. DOUGLAS was born May 1879 in Tennessee.

1880 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 260:

William Douglas, W, M, 5, Son, TN

1910 US Census, District 2, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 385:

William C. Douglas, Son, W, M, 30, Single, TN; Living with his parents.

 

5.      James Irvin THOMPSON (William) was born Nov 12 1846. He died Aug 21 1913 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Hamilton Co., TN.

1870 US Census, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 538 as James Ervin Thompson.

 

1880 US Census, Dist 3, Hamilton Co., TN; Page 22C

 

James married Sarah Jane FLORA on Oct 26 1867 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. Sarah was born Jul 2 1853 in Tennessee. She died Nov 26 1935 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN.

Obituary of Mrs. Sarah J. (Flora) Thompson

Mrs. Sarah Jane Thompson, 82, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mack Fryar, on the McBrien Road, East Ridge, yesterday afternoon. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Mary Tittle, Mrs. J. L. Durham, Mrs. Mack Fryar, Mrs. Claude Gray and Mrs. Tom Godsey: four sons, James of Sheffield, Ala: W. M. of Red Bank: Claude of Atlanta, and Crawford Thompson, of Whitwell.  One sister Mrs. Katherine Sharp of Chattanooga.

   Funeral services will be held from the Mountain Creek Baptist Church at 2 p.m. today, with the Rev. T. Perry Brannon and the Rev. Hobart Linkous officiating.  Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Robert and Chester Gray, Howard Godsey, Leo Fryar, Fred Sivley and Nathan Durham: honorary, Mrs. F. E. Coe, Mrs. A. C. Ford, Mrs. N. P. Smith, Mrs. M. C. Snyder, Mrs W. M. Trew and Mrs. D. B. Stone.  Interment in Sivley Cemetery.  Arrangements by Smith Funeral Service, Inc.

Chattanooga Times - 11/27/1935

 

They had the following children:

+             21     F             i.     Mary THOMPSON was born Apr 3 1869 and died Dec 6 1941.

+             22     F           ii.     Texas Jane THOMPSON was born Sep 1874.

+             23     F          iii.     Ida Ann THOMPSON was born Sep 8 1871 and died Jul 25 1935.

+             24     M         iv.     James Norris THOMPSON was born Aug 21 1878.

                 25     M          v.     William M. THOMPSON was born Apr 1880 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee.

                 26     M         vi.     Crawford THOMPSON was born Oct 1884. He died 1979.

Crawford married Mary COFFELT. Mary was born 1894 in Marion Co., TN. She died Apr 1979 in Whitwell, Marion Co., TN.

                 27     M       vii.     Claude THOMPSON was born Feb 1884.

+             28     F       viii.     Minnie THOMPSON was born Sep 1892 and died Mar 1992.

+             29     F          ix.     Flora THOMPSON.

+             30     F            x.     Mae B. THOMPSON.

6.      William Berry THOMPSON (William) was born Dec 17 1848 in Marion Co., TN. He died Aug 26 1944 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

1880 US Census, Dist 3, Hamilton Co., TN, page 23C

1910 US Census, Dist 2, Hamilton Co., TN, page 98. Wife, daughter in law Florence, son B. H., grandsons, Leland, W. B., Robert and Ballard.  Mandy Lusk as border, Albert Johnson 23, and Elbert Massengill 22.

1920 Hamilton County, TN Census in household:

William and wife Martha J., son Benjamin Hill and wife Ethel, grandsons Iley, Ballard, William B, Robert Hill, the last three being the children of Samuel who died in 1908.

 

 

Obituary: W. B. Thompson, 95 of North Chattanooga, R. 5, died at his home Thursday evening. He was born in Marion County and spent most of his life in Hamilton County.

               Surviving are two sons, B. H., North Chattanooga and P. M. Thompson, North Chattanooga; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

               Funeral will be held from the home Sunday, with Rev. Hobart Massey officiating. (Active pallbearers were grandsons.)

Marion County 8/31/1944

 

Berry Thompson died at his home in the Suck Creek section of Marion County.  He was an uncle of Crawford Thompson of Cross Roads.

Marion County 9/7/1944

 

Will of William Berry Thompson 1937

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:That I, William Berry Thompson, being of sound mind and disposing memory do make and publish this my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT hereby revoking all former wills at any time made by me.

 

I. I direct that my body be giving a decent burial, and if my wife, Mary (Martha) Jane Thompson, survives me I direct that her funeral expenses also be paid out of my estate.

II.I direct that all debts which I may owe at the time of my death be paid out of my estate.

III.I give, devise and bequeath unto my son, Pleasant Thompson, a one-fourth (1/4) undivided interest in all of my real property.

IV. I give, devise and bequeath unto my son, Hill Thompson, a one-fourth (1/4) undivided interest in all my real property.

V.I give, devise and bequeath unto my grandson, Leland Thompson, a one-fourth (1/4) undivided interest in all of my real property.

VI.I give, devise and bequeath unto Robbie Thompson, Raymond Thompson, and Wesley Thompson, children of my grandson, Ballard Thompson, each an undivided one-twentieth (1/20) interest in all my real estate.

VII. I give, devise and bequeath unto John William (Billy) Thompson, son of my grandson, Bee Thompson, an undivided one-twentieth (1/20) investment in my real property.

VIII.I give, devise and bequeath unto Robert Thompson, my grandson, one-twentieth (1/20) undivided interest in all of my real estate.

IX.And after the payment of all my debts, I give, devise and bequeath unto Hill Thompson, Pleasant Thompson, and Leland Thompson, share and share alike, all of my personal property consisting of household goods, stock, cattle and farming tools, all other personal property or money that I may die seized and possessed of.

X.I hereby nominate and appoint my grandson, Leland Thompson, as executor of this MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT and direct that he be permitted to serve without giving bond.

 

I have a daughter, Allie Thompson Fryar, two granddaughters Ada Robbins and Eva Townsend, and two grandsons Ballard Thompson and William Berry Thompson (Known as Bee Thompson) who I do not desire to have any interest in my estate whatever, and I have fully designated those whom I desire to share in my estate.

 

I further direct that none of the devisees in this Will shall be permitted to sell or alienate their interest in my real estate to an outside party without first making an offer in writing to the other devisees and giving them the privilege of any one or more of them, of purchasing the same for at least 90 days. Then in the event that none of the other devisees shall see fit or be able to purchase the share offered for sale it may be sold to an outsider, but it is my desire, if possible, to keep the farm in the hands of my devisees and the Thompson family.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto signed my name on this the 17th day of February, 1937.

WB Thompson

  Signed by the said William Berry Thompson as and for his LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, in the presence of us, the undersigned, who, at his request and in his sight and presence, have subscribed our names hereto as attesting witnesses, the day and date above written.

Pearl Hicks

Will Roberts

William Berry Thompson Died August 26, 1944 at the age of 95.

Submitted by William Berry Thompson, IV

 

Where as W. B. Thompson has been appointed guardian of Mary Jane Tallent and Frank Sharp and they Are the owners of  ? acres of land in the 3rd district of Hamilton County fully described in the deed from the

Jackson heirs to Mary Masengale and the said W. Berry Thompson is willing to pay at the rate of $25.00 per Year   ??? J. S. Tallent and J. A. Sharp are respectively parents of said minor children are of the opinion That this is a full and fair price for the same.  And where as there is now due on the place about $74.30 back taxes and the yearly taxes accruing and letter of guardianship and attorney fees it is hereby agreed by and between the Parties that said W. B. Thompson may have the place until January 1908 and he shall and or before Jan 1904 pay

Up all back taxes due on the same and shall thereafter keep up the taxes as they mature and this shall be  in full Of the ------------------rental up the that time.

 

It is further greed by the said W. B. Thompson that he will keep the place up in as good repair as it now is and shall take good care of the land and preserve and the buildings there----- even and tear excepted as it now is.

 

It is further agreed that is is necessary to build a fence between it and Jim Sharp on the lower end  and to do

This as agreed to get him to farm in a portion fence and if not that it shall be built any way and not agreed

That------------------Tallent and J A Sharp shall do this or if they fail that the said W. B. Thompson may do it

--------pay for it and may take ----same out of the rents and if

 

William married Martha Jane JOHNSON "Jinnie" on May 1 1873 in Hamilton Co., TN. Jinnie was born Feb 15 1852 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. She died Jan 23 1942 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Cash Canyon Road, Hamilton Co., TN.

1870 US Census, Hamilton Co., Dist 3, TN, Page 526.

1910 US Census, River Road, Dist 2, Hamilton Co., TN, page 98

Married 36 years, 6 children, 3 living.

 

Obituary: THOMPSON - MRS. W. B., 90, died at 6 a.m. Friday at the residence of a son, B. H. Thompson, North Chattanooga, Rout 6. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Allie Fryar, Lookout station; two sons, B. H. and P.M. Thompson, North Chattanooga; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Thompson was born in Hamilton county. She was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. at Calvary Baptist church on Suck Creek road, the Revs. Hobart Linkous and W. M. McMahan officiating. Interment will be in Thompson cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers and grand-daughters honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home of Whitwell.

Chattanooga Times Saturday January 24, 1942

 

They had the following children:

                 31     F             i.     Rachel THOMPSON was born about 1874 in Tennessee. She died Jul 1898 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

+             32     F           ii.     Allie L. THOMPSON was born Oct 5 1876 and died Dec 10 1943.

+             33     M        iii.     Samuel J. THOMPSON was born Sep 5 1880 and died Oct 13 1908.

+             34     M         iv.     Pleasant M. THOMPSON was born Mar 1883 and died Mar 3 1948.

+             35     M          v.     Benjamin Hill THOMPSON was born Aug 29 1890 and died Jan 25 1982.

7.      Milo A. THOMPSON (William) was born Mar 1852 in Tennessee. He died Jul 7 1920 in St. Elmo, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

1900 Census Madison Co., Triana, Alabama page 118.

 

Unmarked grave in Fryar Cemetery, Hamilton Co., TN

 

Milo married Mary Ann JOHNSON on Aug 19 1873 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. Mary was born Oct 1850 in Tennessee.

1850 US Census, Hamilton Co., Page 478.

1870 US Census, Hamilton Co., Dist 3, TN, Page 526.

Unmarked grave in Fryar Cemetery, Hamilton Co., TN

 

They had the following children:

+             36     M           i.     Thomas Arthur THOMPSON was born Nov 22 1879 and died Feb 2 1932.

+             37     F           ii.     Emma THOMPSON was born Nov 27 1884 and died Sep 15 1972.

+             38     F          iii.     Annie THOMPSON was born about 1875 and died Mar 30 1957.

+             39     F           iv.     Mary THOMPSON.

                 40     M          v.     Charles THOMPSON was born in Alabama.

                 41     M         vi.     Kenneth THOMPSON.

                 42     M       vii.     Frederick THOMPSON.

8.      John C. THOMPSON (William) was born Feb 2 1854. He died Mar 14 1935 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

1880 US Census, Dist 3, Hamilton Co.,TN, page page 23C.

 

John married Louvinia SHARP on Jun 11 1874 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. Louvinia was born Jan 17 1857 in Tennessee. She died May 4 1937 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN.

They had the following children:

                 43     M           i.     James I. THOMPSON was born Nov 18 1875. He died Nov 22 1934 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN.

                 44     F           ii.     Josie THOMPSON was born 1878 in Tennessee.

+             45     F          iii.     Mary Minerva THOMPSON was born about 1885.

12.   Joseph B. THOMPSON (William) was born Jan 15 1862. He died Jun 6 1939 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

Obituary: June 7, 1939 Chattanooga Times

Joseph B. Thompson, 77, died at residence near Lookout lake, Tuesday at 9:45 am.  Survived by four sons, B.F., Joe, Jr., and Bryan Thompson of Lookout Valley. Milo Thompson of Red Bank.  Five daughters Mrs. P. M. Lusk, Lookout Valley.  Mrs. R. L. Morris, Signal Hills, Mrs. H. O. Meadows of Cincinnati, Mrs. R. W. Massey, Wildwood, Ga and Miss Josephine Thompson, Lookout Valley.  Funeral services will be held at Patten Chapel Thursday at 2 pm, Dr. W. A. Peake officiating.  Interment Boydston Cemetery.  Active pallbearers, Russ Brown, Andrew Jackson, Tom Hall, Emmet Lawson, Will Dunn and George Tinker.  Honorary, Tom Jackson, Edd Boydston, George Gossitt, Robert Tinker, Sr., W. M. Fryar, Mr. Freeman, Sam McCrary, Ben Dulin and Dave McClure.  Body is at the residence of daughter Mrs. P. M. Lusk.  Arrangements, J. Avery Bryan Company.

 

Joseph married (1) Elizabeth NEWSOM on Sep 2 1880 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Elizabeth was born Dec 3 1863. She died Oct 16 1933 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

Thompson - Mrs. Joe, age 71 passed away Monday afternoon at her home in Lookout Valley after a short illness. She had been a faithful member of the Church of Christ for a number of years.  Mrs. Thompson was a resident of this community for more than 50 years.  Surviving are her husband Joe Thompson, four daughters, Mrs. P. M. Lusk, of Pineville, Ky: Mrs. R. W. Massey, of Wildwood, Ga:  Mrs. R. L. Morris of Chattanooga, and Mrs. H. O. Meadows of Newport, Ky: four sons, B. F., Milo, W. B. and Joe, Jr., all of Chattanooga: one brother, William Newson, of Chattanooga: several grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Coulter's.

Oct 17, 1933, Times pg. 3

 

They had the following children:

+             46     F             i.     Minerva THOMPSON was born Jul 1879.

+             47     M         ii.     Benjamin Frank THOMPSON was born Oct 15 1886 and died Jan 26 1966.

+             48     M        iii.     W. Milo THOMPSON was born May 1888 and died Dec 17 1977.

+             49     F           iv.     Grace THOMPSON.

+             50     M          v.     William Bryan THOMPSON was born Dec 1896 and died 1982.

                 51     F           vi.     Fanny THOMPSON was born in Tennessee.

+             52     F         vii.     Vina THOMPSON was born about 1899.

+             53     M     viii.     Joseph V. THOMPSON Jr. was born Nov 10 1901 and died Aug 5 1983.

                 54     F          ix.     Letha THOMPSON was born in Tennessee.

Letha married Herman O. MEADOWS.

                 55     M          x.     John L. THOMPSON was born in Tennessee.

Joseph also married (2) Elies S. DUNLIN. Elies was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

They had the following children:

                 56     F          xi.     Josephine THOMPSON.

13.   Lavinia THOMPSON (William) was born 1867 in Tennessee. She died Feb 14 1920 and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

1870 US Census, Wauhatchie, Hamilton Co., TN page 539

 

Lavinia married William FRYAR "Wauhatchie Bill" on Nov 29 1890 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Wauhatchie Bill was born 1865 in Tennessee. He died Mar 7 1941 and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

                 57     F             i.     Kate FRYAR was born May 1895 in Tennessee. She died 1972.

Third Generation

18.   Samuel DOUGLAS (Sarah S. THOMPSON, William) was born about 1869 in Tennessee.

1880 US Census, District 6, Marion Co., TN; Page 260:

Samuel Douglas, W, M, 11, Son, TN

 

21.   Mary THOMPSON (James Irvin, William) was born Apr 3 1869 in Tennessee. She died Dec 6 1941 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary for Mary Thompson Tittle

Mrs. Mary Tittle, aged 72 years, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Henry, 2005 Lyndon Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Surviving are her two daughters, Mrs. Addie Brown and Mrs. Ira Henry, of Chattanooga: three sisters, Mrs. Claude Gray, Mrs. Tom Godsey and Mrs. Mack Fryar, of Chattanooga: four brothers, James and W.M. Thompson of Chattanooga, Crawford Thompson of Whitwell, Tenn., and Claude Thompson of Atlanta, GA.  Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. C. M. Pickler and the Reb. Hobart Linkous, will be held from the Mt. Creek Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30.  Interment will be in the Sivley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews, Chester Gray, Bob Gray, Leo Fryar, Howard Godsey, Bruce Godsey and Ed Durham.  The body will be at the National Funeral Home until the hour of service.

Chattanooga Times - Dec. 7, 1941

 

Mary married William Harrison TITTLE on Apr 11 1886 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. William was born Mar 2 1862 in Georgia. He died Apr 29 1903 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Tittle Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary: WILLIAM HARRISON TITTLE

Sudden Death if Popular Member of

the Police Department

 

Obituary:     William Harrison Tittle, for the past three and a half years a member of the Chattanooga Police department, died yesterday morning shortly after 9 o'clock at his home on Whiteside street, of smallpox. Officer Tittle had been sick only a short time, and his death is quite a shock to his many friends and acquaintances in this city. Mr. Tittle was on duty last Thursday morning in South Chattanooga, when he became suddenly ill and reported off duty. He went at once to his home and soon developed symptoms of smallpox. Dr. Sims was called in attendance, but Mr. Tittle continually grew worse and his death came yesterday morning. Owing to the contagious character of the disease, it was impossible for his friends and the remaining members of the police force, except those who were immune to be present during his illness or after his death.

    The health authorities were summoned to his home and arrangements have been completed for the funeral this morning. He will be buried at 10 o'clock this morning in the family burying ground at the old homestead near Wauhatchie.

    He leaves a wife and four children, three girls and one boy, all small.

    Officer Tittle was about 40 years of age and was born in Georgia, just across the state line from Wauhatchie. He came to this city several years ago and engaged in business here. He was elected patrolman in September 1899, and has made a very efficient officer. Chief Hill, in speaking of his services yesterday, said:

    "I regard him as one of the most efficient and faithful officers on the force. He was fearless in the discharge of his duty and obeyed his orders willingly. He was popular with every one and was well liked by his brother officers."

    A meeting of the Police Benefit association has been called by the president, Officer Kerr, for 3 o'clock this afternoon to take action in regard to Officer Tittle's death.

    Out of respect to Mr. Tittle, police headquarters were draped yesterday and the city court adjourned immediately on being convened.

Chattanooga Times Thursday April 30, 1903

 

They had the following children:

                 60     F             i.     Addie TITTLE was born in Hamilton Co., TN.

                 61     F           ii.     Delie TITTLE was born in Hamilton Co., TN.

+             62     M        iii.     James Irvin TITTLE was born Aug 23 1895 and died Feb 15 1929.

                 63     F           iv.     Ruth TITTLE was born in Hamilton Co., TN.

                 64     M          v.     Ollie TITTLE was born Mar 23 1902 in Hamilton Co., TN. He died Aug 2 1923 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Unmarked grave in Sivley Cemetery.

 

22.   Texas Jane THOMPSON (James Irvin, William) was born Sep 1874 in Tennessee.

Information on children of Texas Jane by Pat Durham McRae, Indiana.

 

Texas married James Lee DURHAM on Feb 17 1893 in Hamilton Co., TN. James was born Aug 1868 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:

                 65     M           i.     Orby DURHAM was born in Tennessee.

                 66     F           ii.     Carrie DURHAM was born Aug 4 1896 in Tennessee. She died Sep 17 1983.

                 67     M        iii.     James Edward DURHAM "Eddie" was born Aug 1899 in Tennessee. He died Mar 7 1959.

                 68     M         iv.     Grover Franklin DURHAM was born Dec 25 1910. He died Mar 23 1952 in Florida.

                 69     M          v.     Nathan DURHAM was born 1902. He died 1980 in Lexington, KY.

                 70     M         vi.     Hubert DURHAM was born 1905. He died 1930.

committed suicide.

 

                 71     F         vii.     Love Irene DURHAM was born 1908. She died Nov 29 1979.

                 72     F       viii.     Eleanor DURHAM.

                 73     F          ix.     Lois DURHAM was born Aug 8 1913. She died Dec 3 1986.

23.   Ida Ann THOMPSON (James Irvin, William) was born Sep 8 1871 in Tennessee. She died Jul 25 1935 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN.

Ida married William Daniel SIVLEY on Aug 18 1887 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. William was born Jun 15 1865. He died Feb 5 1907 in Tennessee River, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried Feb 26 1907 in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Died in the explosion of the river boat Parker. Was not found in the river until Feb 26, 1907 and taken directly to the Sively Cemetery and buried.

 

The Patton was built by the Howard shipyards in Jeffersonville,Ind in

1906.The boat burned at Bridgeport,Al Nov 5 1910. It was owned by the

Tennessee River Navigation Company and,named for the company president. It was home ported in Chattanooga Tn ,and ran the Chattanooga-Decatur Al trade.

Specifications

sternwheeler

Hull Wood

Length 165.0 ft

Width 32.0 ft

Depth 4.5 ft

Engines 12-1/2 s x 6'

Boilers 2 ea 38"x26'

 

They had the following children:

                 74     M           i.     Charles SIVLEY was born in Hamilton Co., Tennessee.

+             75     M         ii.     William Frederick SIVLEY was born Aug 1890.

                 76     F          iii.     Marie Pearl SIVLEY was born Aug 16 1893. She died Sep 10 1895 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Unmarked grave in Sivley Cemetery.

 

                 77     F           iv.     Ester Ella SIVLEY was born Oct 3 1895 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. She died Jan 29 1902 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Unmarked grave in Sivley Cemetery.

 

                 78     M          v.     Glenn Jennings SIVLEY was born Jul 1897 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He was buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

                 79     F           vi.     Florence Stella SIVLEY was born Sep 18 1899 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. She died Oct 10 1952 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Florence married Jesse Leonard PIPPIN. Jesse died Mar 12 1968 and was buried in Section J, Chattanooga Memorial Park, Hamilton Co., TN.

                 80     M       vii.     Clyde Elmer SIVLEY was born Jun 4 1905. He died Dec 9 1907 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Clyde and Crawford were twins. Unmarked grave in Sivley Cemetery.

 

                 81     M     viii.     Crawford Ellis SIVLEY was born Jun 4 1905. He was buried in Lakewood Memorial Gardens East, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

                 82     F          ix.     Maggie Marie SIVLEY was born 1901. She died May 19 2002 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Lakewood Memorial Gardens East, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary: Marie Coffelt

 

Obituary: Maggie Marie Coffelt, 100, of Ooltewah died Sunday, May 19, 2002, in a local nursing home.

She was a native and lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Apison Baptist Church.

She and her husband, Leonard, who preceded her in death, owned and operated L.D. Coffelt Grocery in Summitt.

She was retired from Signal Knitting after more than 25 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Byrd; and daughter, Grace Eleanor Bazzell.

She is survived by seven grandchildren, Beverly Illis, Rossville, Pattie Lotito, Maryland, Sharon Mull, Ringgold, Kathy Halbert, Illinois, Terry Twordeski, northern Virginia, Larry Byrd, Illinois, and George Lotito, Nashville; eight great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

Burial will follow in Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at the Dodds Avenue Chapel of Turner Funeral Homes.

The Chattanooga Times, Wednesday, May 22, 2002

 

Maggie married Leonard COFFELT.

                 83     M          x.     William Daniel SIVLEY "Bill" was born Aug 17 1907. He died Apr 5 1971 and was buried in Forrest Hill cemetery, Birmingham, AL.

Bill married Josephine LAMAR. Josephine died Mar 9 1952 in Illinois.

24.   James Norris THOMPSON (James Irvin, William) was born Aug 21 1878 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He was buried in Florence, Alabama.

Information on the family of James Norris Thompson, courtesy of Dr. William James Bradberry.

 

Captain Jim as he was known was a typical "riverman".  He represented the "old time" breed of men who took to the river as a boy and fought low water, navigational hazards, floods, boiler explosions and crude machinery failures.  He lived to see the day of a controlled Tennessee River harnessed by dams he helped build and populated by the shining marvels of modern steamboats and sleek diesels. His experience ranged from wooden cribs and stone wing wall dikes to huge concrete locks and dams.  From wooden barges and dipper dredges to steel hulls and powerful suction dredges.  He was a licensed steamboat pilot and spent most of his life, approximately 36 years of service, on the Tennessee River.  He began his career as a laborer, he advanced and was in charge of the Tennessee River Fleet and U. S. Boatyard for many years.  He was once called the "best cofferdam man in the world".

 

Note by Anne Wilson:

In 1907 Captain Jim Thompson was on the ill fated Steam boat "Parker".

 

James married Stella Laura HURD on Dec 1904 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. Stella was born 1885 in Riverton, Alabama. She died May 24 1944 in Tuscumbia, Alabama and was buried in Florence, Alabama.

They had the following children:

+             84     F             i.     Lucy Margaret THOMPSON was born Oct 30 1905 and died Jul 1998.

28.   Minnie THOMPSON (James Irvin, William) was born Sep 1892 in Tennessee. She died Mar 1992.

Minnie married Tom J. GODSEY on Nov 8 1886. Tom died Nov 11 1952.

They had the following children:

                 85     F             i.     Lottie Ethel GODSEY was born Nov 25 1912. She died Sep 5 1914 in Drowning, creek  Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

+             86     F           ii.     Flora Estelle GODSEY.

                 87     M        iii.     Ralph Bruce GODSEY was born in Arkansas.

                 88     M         iv.     Joe Howard GODSEY was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

                 89     M          v.     Crawford Benton GODSEY was born Jan 11 1922. He died Sep 3 2000 and was buried in National cemetery Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

29.   Flora THOMPSON (James Irvin, William).

Flora married Claude GRAY.

They had the following children:

                 90     M           i.     Robert GRAY.

                 91     M         ii.     Chester GRAY.

30.   Mae B. THOMPSON (James Irvin, William).

Mae married Isaac McDonough FRYAR "Mack".

They had the following children:

                 92     M           i.     Fred FRYAR was born Feb 13 1913 in Hamilton Co., TN. He died Feb 13 1913 in Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

                 93     M         ii.     William Leo FRYAR.

                 94     M        iii.     Leon FRYAR.

32.   Allie L. THOMPSON (William Berry, William) was born Oct 5 1876 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. She died Dec 10 1943 in Wildwood, Dade Co., GA and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary: FRYAR - MRS. ALLIE FRYAR, aged 68, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. C. Townsend at Wildwood, Ga., early Friday morning. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. M. C. Townsend of Wildwood and Mrs. Ada Robbins of Chattanooga; two sons, J. B. and P. F. Fryar of Chattanooga, father W. B. Thompson of Chattanooga; two brothers, Hill and Pleasant Thompson of Chattanooga; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. W. A. Peak, Rev. John E. Merrill and Rev. Allen Newby, will be held from the chapel of the National Funeral Home this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Fryar cemetery. Pallbearers will be W. S. Thompson, Fred Jackson, Bryan Fryar, J. C. Robbins, D. V. Miller, Iley Thompson, Arthur Bradley and H. C. Hines. The body will remain at the National Funeral Home until the hour of service.

Chattanooga Times Saturday December 11, 1943, Page 7

 

Allie married Frank FRYAR on Jan 20 1895 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Frank was born Feb 18 1875 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He died Nov 7 1938 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

 

Obituary: Frank Fryar, 63, for twenty years in the service of the United States post office here, died at a local hospital yesterday morning.

               He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ada Robbins, Chattanooga, and Mrs. Eva Townsend, of Atlanta; two sons, James and Pleasant Fryar, of Chattanooga; two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Hartman and Mrs. Dovie Jackson; four brothers, William, Robert, Jerry and Joe Fryar, all of Chattanooga; also eleven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services conducted by the Revs. J. E. Murrell, W. A. Peak and W. M. Gladson, will be held at the National Funeral Home at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Active pallbearers will be Birt Dent, J. C. Guthrrie, S. G. Byrd, E. W. Jones, William Davis, A. C. Bradley, L. R. Mullis and Tom Lerch. Honorary pallbearers will Judge Will Cummings, Judge Sam D. McReynolds, Ernest Dennis, Ed Boydston, A. W. Kelley, T. C. Howell, J. W. Cummings, George Forbes, Ed Bass, John S. Walker, J. M. Reed, Bruce Blair, L. S. Stapp, Wilkes T. Thrasher, G. Russell Brown, R. M. Raulston, J. L Park, W. T. Carden. Interment will be in Fryar cemetery. Arrangements are by the National Funeral Home.

Chattanooga Times, Monday November 8, 1937, Page 7.

 

They had the following children:

+             95     F             i.     Ada FRYAR.

+             96     M         ii.     James Berry FRYAR was born Jul 8 1898 and died Mar 17 1976.

                 97     M        iii.     William Jennings Bryan FRYAR was born Oct 11 1900 in Hamilton Co., TN. He died Jan 19 1928 and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

                 98     M         iv.     Howard FRYAR was born Aug 29 1902 in Hamilton Co., TN. He died Apr 18 1936 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

                 99     M          v.     Allen FRYAR was born Jun 8 1917 in Hamilton Co., TN. He died Sep 20 1935 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

+          100     M         vi.     Pleasant F. FRYAR was born 1905 and died Apr 27 1978.

              101     F         vii.     Eva FRYAR was born in Tennessee.

Eva married J. M. C. TOWNSEND.

33.   Samuel J. THOMPSON (William Berry, William) was born Sep 5 1880 in Tennessee. He died Oct 13 1908 in Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Samuel married Florence Lee LUSK on Dec 15 1901 in Hamilton County, TN. Florence was born Jun 5 1883 in Tennessee. She died Nov 15 1929 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Cash Canyon Road, Hamilton Co., TN.

In the Hamilton Co., 1900 Census, Florence Lusk age 16 was living in the home of William Thompson as servant.

 

Obituary: THOMPSON - MRS. FLORENCE, aged 49, passed away early yesterday morning at a local sanitarium after a short illness. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are four sons, Leland, Ballard, Berry and Robert Thompson, all of this city; four brothers, Pleas Lusk, of Kentucky; Allbright Lusk, of Whitwell; Joe and Charlie Lusk, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. A. V. Francis, also of this city. The body was taken yesterday afternoon to the family residence in Lookout Valley, where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Rev. A. G. Frost will conduct the services. Interment will be in the family cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Coulter's.

Chattanooga Times November 16, 1929

 

They had the following children:

+          102     M           i.     William Berry THOMPSON was born Jan 5 1905 and died Oct 25 1939.

              103     M         ii.     Robert Hill THOMPSON was born Feb 15 1908. He died Nov 15 1964 in Rockwood, Roane Co., TN and was buried in Forrest Hlls Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN.

Robert and Gladys had no children.

 

Robert married Gladys REDMON. Gladys was born Apr 15 1914 in Tennessee. She died Apr 1 1989 in Rockwood, Roane Co., TN and was buried in Forrest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

+          104     M        iii.     Ballard Franklin THOMPSON was born Aug 26 1902 and died Dec 28 1968.

+          105     M         iv.     Leland THOMPSON was born Jan 6 1901 and died May 1982.

34.   Pleasant M. THOMPSON (William Berry, William) was born Mar 1883 in Tennessee. He died Mar 3 1948.

1910 US Census, Hamilton Co., TN, page 66.  Living in the household with father in law James Rigsby.

 

Pleasant married Minnie E. RIGSBY about 1908. Minnie was born about 1893 in Tennessee. She died Oct 28 1966.

They had the following children:

              106     F             i.     Clara THOMPSON was born in Tennessee.

Clara married K. A. ANDERSON.

              107     F           ii.     Ethel THOMPSON was born in Tennessee.

Ethel married Jack W. FOSTER.

35.   Benjamin Hill THOMPSON (William Berry, William) was born Aug 29 1890 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. He died Jan 25 1982 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Benjamin married Mary Ethel RICHIE on Apr 12 1916 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Mary was born Aug 31 1895 in Marion Co., TN. She died Feb 1 1996 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

+          108     M           i.     Iley Monroe THOMPSON was born Jan 22 1917 and died Aug 21 2000.

              109     M         ii.     Benjamin Harold THOMPSON was born Dec 3 1922. He died Apr 10 1989.

Benjamin married Rosemary Teresa MILES in Rossville, GA.

              110     F          iii.     Frances Inez THOMPSON was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Frances married Thomas Lloyd TURNER in Ringgold, GA. Thomas was born Oct 2 1925 in Rainsville, Jackson Co., AL. He died Feb 4 2001 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

              111     M         iv.     William Bert THOMPSON was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

William married Joanne Frances BENNETT in Macon, GA. Joanne was born in Thomaston, GA.

36.   Thomas Arthur THOMPSON "Arthur" (Milo A., William) was born Nov 22 1879 in Tennessee. He died Feb 2 1932 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Arthur married Elizabeth WITT. Elizabeth was born Aug 22 1888 in Benton, Polk Co., TN. She died Apr 18 1969 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary: Thompson, Elizabeth W. 80, of 348 Patten Chapel Rd. died Friday afternoon in a local hospital.  She was a member of the Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Thompson is survived by a son.  Harold B. Thompson, Gainsville, GA; two daughters Misses Mildred S. and Margaret A. Thompson, Chattanooga; sister, Mrs J. E. Lillard, Atlanta, GA; grandson, Harold B. Thompson Jr., Gainsville, GA; grandaughter, Mrs. Michael S. Byington and several nieces.  The body is in the east Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home.  Funeral arrangements will be announced.

Chattanooga Times 4/19/1969

 

They had the following children:

              112     F             i.     Mildred THOMPSON "Sarah" was born Oct 10 1910 in Cleveland, TN. She died Apr 21 2001 in Gainesville, GA and was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary of Mildred Thompson

 

Mildred S. Thompson, 90, of Chattanooga died Saturday, April 21, 2001, in Gainsville, Ga.

 

She was born in Benton, Tenn., and was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Elizabeth Witt Thompson.

 

She was a graduate of Central High School class of 1929 and was a secretary at Combustion Engineering. She was a charter member of Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher.

 

Survivors are a sister-in-law, Iva Thompson; and a nephew, Hal Thompson, both of Gainsville, Ga.; a niece, Tommye Byington of Eagle River, Alaska; two great-nieces, Stacy Wynn of Middleburg, Fla., and Emily Byington of Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Services will be held 8 p.m. today at the West Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Gossett officiating.

 

Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chattanooga Memorial Park.

 

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church, 435 Patten Chapel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419.

 

The Chattanooga Times, Monday, April 23, 2001.

 

              113     F           ii.     Margaret Ann THOMPSON was born May 1 1912 in Cleveland, TN. She died Mar 13 1979 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

              114     M        iii.     Harold B. THOMPSON was born Mar 16 1916 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. He died Jul 12 1993.

37.   Emma THOMPSON (Milo A., William) was born Nov 27 1884 in Triana, AL. She died Sep 15 1972 in Signal Mountain, Hamilton Co., TN.

Emma married William MITTS.

They had the following children:

              115     F             i.     Evelyn Louise MITTS.

              116     F           ii.     Mary Katherine MITTS.

Mary married O. R. BOLES.

38.   Annie THOMPSON (Milo A., William) was born about 1875. She died Mar 30 1957 in Hixson, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in White Oak, Red Bank, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary: LEWIS - MRS. ANNIE THOMPSON, 82, Eldridge Road, Hixson, Route 4, died at the residence, Sunday night. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Margaret Lewis and Miss Mary Kate Lewis, Hixson; two sons, Arthur Bernard Lewis, Decatur, Ga.; Robert W. Lewis, Chattanooga; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Emma Mitts, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; brother, Charles A. Thompson, Huntsville, Ala.; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the funeral home. Arrangements will be announced later by the National Funeral Home.

The Chattanooga Times, Monday, April 1, 1957.

 

Annie married James David LEWIS.

They had the following children:

              117     F             i.     Margaret LEWIS.

              118     F           ii.     Mary Kate LEWIS.

              119     M        iii.     Arthur Bernard LEWIS.

              120     M         iv.     Robert W. LEWIS.

39.   Mary THOMPSON (Milo A., William) was born in Alabama.

Mary married Walter REYNOLDS.

They had the following children:

              121     M           i.     Thomas REYNOLDS.

45.   Mary Minerva THOMPSON (John C., William) was born about 1885 in Tennessee. She was buried in Whiteoak, Cemetery, Red Bank, TN.

Mary married John Granville SIVLEY. John was born 1880 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He was buried in Whiteoak, Cemetery, Red Bank, TN.

1910 US Census, Hamilton County, TN, Dist 2, page 99

J. G. Sivley age 29, wife Mary age 25 married 8 years, 3 children.

 

They had the following children:

              122     M           i.     Curtis SIVLEY was born in Tennessee.

              123     F           ii.     Mildred SIVLEY was born in Tennessee.

              124     F          iii.     May SIVLEY was born in Tennessee

46.   Minerva THOMPSON (Joseph B., William) was born Jul 1879 in Tennessee.

Minerva married Pleasant Monroe LUSK on Feb 16 1898 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. Pleasant was born Mar 2 1878. He died Aug 1962.

They had the following children:

              125     F             i.     Lola LUSK was born in Hamilton Co., Tennessee.

Lola married Matthew JAMES.

              126     F           ii.     Sybil LUSK.

              127     M        iii.     Robert Thompson LUSK was born 1905. He died Mar 25 1947 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Hamilton Co., Chattanooga, TN.

              128     F           iv.     Vina LUSK.

              129     F            v.     Mary Thelma LUSK.

              130     M         vi.     Woodrow Wilson LUSK.

              131     M       vii.     Wallace Roger LUSK was born 1915. He died in MIA  North Korea.

              132     M     viii.     Pleasant Monroe LUSK Jr. was born Oct 31 1918. He died Mar 25 1955 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

Pleasant married Mary Jo TINKER. Mary was born Oct 6 1913. She died Feb 19 1992 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

              133     F          ix.     Margaret LUSK "Peggy".

              134     M          x.     Floyd LUSK "Mac".

47.   Benjamin Frank THOMPSON "Dick" (Joseph B., William) was born Oct 15 1886 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He died Jan 26 1966 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., , TN.

Thompson, Benjamin F. (Dick) 79 of 315 Patten Chapel Rd. died Wednesday in a local hospital.  He was a member of the Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church and a member of the Dayton Masonic Lodge No. 108 for 55 years.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. P. L. Finelli, Pittsburgh, Pa: sons, Paul A., W. Scott and Jimmy Thompson all of Chattanooga, and William S. Thompson of St. Petersburg, Fla: sisters Mrs. Vina Massey, Wildwood, GA, Mrs Grace Morris, Chattanooga, and Mrs. Letha Meadows, Cincinnati, Ohio: brothers, Joe, Milo and Bryan Thompson all of Chattanooga: 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church with Dr. W. A. Peak officiating.  Interment will be in Boydston Cemetery.  The body is at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, West Chapel.

Chattanooga Times Jan 28,1966, pg 13

 

Dick married Fanny MCNABB. Fanny was born Feb 5 1890. She died Nov 26 1964 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

              135     M           i.     Paul A. THOMPSON was born Aug 20 1912. He died Mar 28 1985 and was buried in National cemetery Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

MILITARY: PVT US Marine Corp, buried plot VV 137

 

Paul married Gertrude L. FRYAR. Gertrude was born 1917. She died 1954 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

              136     M         ii.     Walter Scott THOMPSON was born Jun 10 1914. He died Apr 13 1971 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

              137     M        iii.     Jimmy Floyd THOMPSON was born in Tennessee.

              138     M         iv.     William S. THOMPSON was born 1915. He died 1979 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

48.   W. Milo THOMPSON "Cotton" (Joseph B., William) was born May 1888 in Tennessee. He died Dec 17 1977 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Chattanooga Memorial Park, Red Bank, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary: Dec. 19, 1977 Chattanooga Times

Thompson - W. Milo, 88, of 407 Crisman St., died Saturday night in a local hospital.  Mr. Thompson served as a deacon for more than 50 years at Mountain Creek Baptist Church.  He was retired from Signal Mountain Portland Cement Company.  He was a member of the Red Bank Lodge 717 F&AM, and a member of the Mens Bible Class of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Cate Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Hamby and Mrs. F. Preston Huddleston, both of Chattanooga: two sons, J. E. (Jim) Thompson and Tommy M. Thompson both of Chattanooga; three sisters, Mrs. Vina Massey of Wildwood, Ga., Mrs Letha Meadows of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mrs. Grace Morris of Murphy, N.C.; two brothers, Joe Thompson and Bryan Thompson both of Chattanooga; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  He was the grandfather of the late Billy Thompson.  Funeral services will be held today at 2 pm at the West Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steven Witt officiating with interment in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as active pallbearers and will include Howard Huddleston, Roger Thompson, James Greer Thompson, Jay Branum, Monty Brown and Mike Thompson.  The body is at the West Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 1724 McCallie Ave.

 

He changed his name from Milo Hamilton (Hampton?) to W. Milo.

 

Cotton married Hattie CATE on Dec 27 1917 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Hattie was born Jan 9 1880. She died Oct 17 1933.

They had the following children:

+          139     M           i.     James Elmer THOMPSON was born Jun 15 1919 and died Nov 24 1989.

+          140     F           ii.     Elizabeth Katherine THOMPSON.

+          141     F          iii.     Martha Jo Annette THOMPSON.

              142     M         iv.     Tommy Milo THOMPSON was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Tommy married Jean BAILEY.

49.   Grace THOMPSON (Joseph B., William) was born in Tennessee.

Grace married Rollie MORRIS.

They had the following children:

              143     M           i.     Rollie MORRIS Jr..

              144     F           ii.     Juanita MORRIS.

              145     F          iii.     Elizabeth MORRIS.

50.   William Bryan THOMPSON (Joseph B., William) was born Dec 1896 in Tennessee. He died 1982 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

William married Myrtle C.. Myrtle was born 1895. She died 1969 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN.

They had the following children:

              146     F             i.     Elaine THOMPSON.

              147     F           ii.     Mary Jane THOMPSON.

52.   Vina THOMPSON (Joseph B., William) was born about 1899 in Tennessee. She died in Daytona Beach, FL.

Vina married Rufus MASSEY. Rufus died in Daytona Beach, FL.

They had the following children:

              148     M           i.     Guy MASSEY.

53.   Joseph V. THOMPSON Jr. (Joseph B., William) was born Nov 10 1901. He died Aug 5 1983 and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Joseph married Annie E. TINKER. Annie was born Nov 12 1906. She died Apr 9 1992 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., , TN.

They had the following children:

              149     F             i.     Joannie THOMPSON.

              150     F           ii.     Letha THOMPSON.

Fourth Generation

62.   James Irvin TITTLE (Mary THOMPSON, James Irvin, William) was born Aug 23 1895 in Hamilton Co., TN. He died Feb 15 1929 in Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

James married Minnie DURHAM.

They had the following children:

              151     M           i.     James Ivey TITTLE was born Jan 6 1927 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. He died Nov 2 2004 in Florida.

James Tittle, 77, died after illness on November 2, 2004, at Brevard Hospice Care Center in Florida. He had made his home in Melbourne, Florida for several years. He was born in Chattanooga 7 August 1927 to James Irwin Tittle and Minnie K. Durham. His grandparents were William Harrison Tittle and Mary Elizabeth Thompson Tittle of Lookout Valley and Nineva Calvin Durham and Susannah Lusk of Hamilton County, TN.

He had 20 years of U. S. Army service, with duty during the Korean Conflict, was a recipient of Silver and Bronze Stars, and had 20 years of Civil Service employment.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Evelyn Heath Tittle, a daughter Deborah J. McDermott, granddaughter Melissa (Paul) Patrizzi, great-grandchildren Dylan, Kiersten and Kendall. He was preceded in death by his son, James Irving Tittle and his grandson, James Garth Tittle.

Mr. Tittle was cremated and no services are scheduled. Memorial donations may be made to Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice and Palliative Care, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, FL 32940. Arrangements entrusted to Palm Bay Funeral Home.

 

James married Evelyn HEALY in Georgia.

75.   William Frederick SIVLEY (Ida Ann THOMPSON, James Irvin, William) was born Aug 1890 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He died in Birmingham, AL.

William married Vesta MITCHELL. Vesta was born Aug 30 1890. She died Mar 19 1926 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

              152     F             i.     Mabel SIVLEY was born Apr 18 1921. She died Mar 14 1937 and was buried in Sivley Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

84.   Lucy Margaret THOMPSON (James Norris, James Irvin, William) was born Oct 30 1905 in Riverton, Alabama. She died Jul 1998 in Fort Worth, Texas and was buried in Acton, Hood Co., TX.

Lucy married (1) Willard WELLS.

Lucy also married (2) Noble Sparks BRADBERRY on Jun 10 1934 in Jasper, AL. Noble was born Jun 23 1905 in River Falls, AL. He died Dec 23 1988 in Pensacola, FL.

They had the following children:

              153     M           i.     Dr. William James BRADBERRY was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Lucy also married (3) Jesse Basil JAMES on Jul 8 1954. Jesse was born Sep 23 1906 in Acton, Hood Co., TX. He died Jan 11 1980 in Ft. Worth, TX.

86.   Flora Estelle GODSEY (Minnie THOMPSON, James Irvin, William) was born in Arkansas.

Flora married Marshall LUTES.

They had the following children:

              154     M           i.     Marshall Allan LUTES.

              155     F           ii.     Nancy LUTES.

              156     M        iii.     David LUTES.

95.   Ada FRYAR (Allie L. THOMPSON, William Berry, William).

Ada married Iley ROBBINS.

They had the following children:

              157     F             i.     Edith ROBBINS.

              158     F           ii.     Evelyn ROBBINS.

              159     M        iii.     J. C. ROBBINS.

              160     M         iv.     Wallace ROBBINS.

              161     F            v.     Atlea ROBBINS.

96.   James Berry FRYAR (Allie L. THOMPSON, William Berry, William) was born Jul 8 1898 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He died Mar 17 1976 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

TOMBSTONE: Masonic Emblem

 

Obituary: FRYAR - JAMES B., age 77, 3359 Center St., died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was a life time resident of Lookout Valley, was retired maintenance supervisor for the U. S. Post Office for 35 years, was a member of Lookout Valley Masonic Lodge 673 and a member of  the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 483. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Lillian J. Morris and Miss LaFerna Fryar; son-in-law, Gilbert B. Morris, all of Chattanooga; brother, P. F. Fryar of Lookout Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Robbins of Red Bank and Mrs. Eva Townsend of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandsons, Allen Fryar, Raymond (Bubba) Fryar, Edward J. Whitehouse and James L. Morris, all of Chattanooga, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the West Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Herbert Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Fryar cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Lookout Valley Masonic Lodge No. 673. The body is at the Chattanooga Funeral Home, West Chapel.

Chattanooga Times, Thursday March 18, 1976, Page 7.

 

James married Marie WILSON. Marie was born Feb 15 1903. She died Aug 9 1970 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried in Fryar Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

TOMBSTONE: Eastern Star Emblem

 

They had the following children:

+          162     F             i.     Lillian J. FRYAR.

              163     F           ii.     Laferna FRYAR was born in Tennessee.

100.          Pleasant F. FRYAR (Allie L. THOMPSON, William Berry, William) was born 1905 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. He died Apr 27 1978 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN and was buried in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Obituary: FRYAR - P. F., AGE 73, 1418 O'Grady Dr., died Thursday in a local hospital. He was a member of the Lookout Valley Presbyterian Church and was retired from the Tennessee State Highway Department. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Laura Fryar; three sons, Joseph B. Fryar, Clyde F. Fryar and Jack F. Fryar all of Chattanooga; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Robbins of Red Bank; and Mrs. Eva Townsend of Atlanta; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, with Dr. W. A. Peak and Rev. Tom Ibach officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, West. Pallbearers will be nephews. The body is at Chattanooga Funeral Home, West Chapel where the family will receive friends Friday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Chattanooga Times, Friday, April 28, 1978 Page C5.

 

Pleasant married Emma Laura.

They had the following children:

              164     M           i.     Joseph B. FRYAR.

              165     M         ii.     Clyde F. FRYAR.

              166     M        iii.     Jack F. FRYAR.

102.          William Berry THOMPSON (Samuel J., William Berry, William) was born Jan 5 1905 in Tennessee. He died Oct 25 1939 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN from Cerebral Hemorrhage and was buried in Boydston Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

William married Thelma Eugenia BRACKETT on Dec 30 1928 in Hamilton Co., Tennessee. Thelma was born Feb 1 1910 in Selma, AL. She died Jan 12 2004 in Life Care Redbank, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., Tennessee and was buried Jan 14 2004 in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Section TTT, Grave 15, Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Thelma Templeton

Thelma B. Templeton, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at a local health care facility.

She was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga coming from Alabama. She was the widow of the late Estle E. Templeton. Mrs. Templeton was a member of the Lookout Valley Baptist Church and Lookout Valley OES #483. She was past president of Hamilton County and state of Tennessee PTA and a lifetime member of Hamilton County PTA, which was awarded through John A. Patten School. She was also an avid bass fisherman and a member of BASS.

Surviving relatives: daughters, Anne Wilson and Janie Merritt of Chattanooga; grandsons, Berry and Bryan Thompson, Jeff Thurston and Bryan Wilson and Zachery Merritt; six great-grandchildren, all of Chattanooga ; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Herschel Green officiating.

   The interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

   The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.

   Condolences may be sent to www heritagefh.com.

   Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.

 

Chattanooga Times, January 13, 2004

 

1920 US Census, 2nd District, East Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN: Page 261

Thelma Brackett, F, Niece, age 10, born Alabama,  living in the household of Ben and Ollie Brackett her Uncle and Aunt.  Parents living in Murray Co., GA.

 

They had the following children:

+          167     M           i.     John William Berry THOMPSON III was born Dec 22 1929 and died Jun 1 2000.

104.          Ballard Franklin THOMPSON (Samuel J., William Berry, William) was born Aug 26 1902. He died Dec 28 1968 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

1930 US Census, Chattanooga,  Dist 57, Hamilton Co., TN.

Ballard Thompson, 28, married at 23, born TN.  Mae wife age 23 married at 18 born Alabama.

Robbie Daughter, age 5 born TN.

 

Ballard married Mae RIDLEY about 1925. Mae was born about 1907 in Alabama. She died 1985 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

              168     F             i.     Robbie THOMPSON was born in Tennessee.

              169     M         ii.     Raymon THOMPSON.

              170     M        iii.     Wesley THOMPSON.

              171     F           iv.     Abby THOMPSON.

105.          Leland THOMPSON (Samuel J., William Berry, William) was born Jan 6 1901. He died May 1982 and was buried in Whiteoak, Cemetery, Red Bank, TN.

Leland married Ora Belle FRANCIS.

They had the following children:

              172     M           i.     Robert Howard THOMPSON.

              173     F           ii.     Janie THOMPSON.

108.          Iley Monroe THOMPSON (Benjamin Hill, William Berry, William) was born Jan 22 1917. He died Aug 21 2000.

Iley married Eula Virginia LESTER in Lafayette, Walker Co., GA. Eula was born in Dallas, Wise Co., TX.

They had the following children:

              174     M           i.     Iley Monroe THOMPSON Jr..

              175     M         ii.     Benjamin Bryant THOMPSON was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

              176     F          iii.     Shelia Jean THOMPSON.

139.          James Elmer THOMPSON (W. Milo, Joseph B., William) was born Jun 15 1919 in Dayton, TN. He died Nov 24 1989.

James married (1) Gladys STOREY.

They had the following children:

              177     M           i.     Robert Michael THOMPSON.

James also married (2) Thelma GREER.

They had the following children:

              178     M         ii.     James Greer THOMPSON was born in Rhea Co., TN.

140.          Elizabeth Katherine THOMPSON "Bettie" (W. Milo, Joseph B., William) was born in Dayton, TN.

Bettie married Harry Lynch HAMBY in Red Bank, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

              179     M           i.     William Lynch HAMBY was born Oct 15 1943 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. He died Dec 16 1965 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

+          180     F           ii.     Vashti Katherine HAMBY.

141.          Martha Jo Annette THOMPSON (W. Milo, Joseph B., William) was born in Dayton, TN.

Martha married Frank Preston HUDDLESTON in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

              181     F             i.     Julia Cate HUDDLESTON.

              182     M         ii.     Howard HUDDLESTON.

Fifth Generation

162.          Lillian J. FRYAR (James Berry FRYAR, Allie L. THOMPSON, William Berry, William).

Lillian married Gilbert B. MORRIS.

They had the following children:

              183     M           i.     James L. MORRIS.

167.          John William Berry THOMPSON III "Bill" (William Berry, Samuel J., William Berry, William) was born Dec 22 1929 in Chattanooga, TN. He died Jun 1 2000 in Nashville, TN from Heart Disease and was buried Jun 5 2000 in National Cemetery Chattanooga, Tn.

Step Child to Estle Ervin Templeton

Buried in National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN section FFF, site 73.

 

Bill married (1) Jo Anne HUMBLE "Anne" on Aug 2 1954 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN. Anne was born Apr 10 1936. She died Jul 6 2003 in Tusculum, TN.

They had the following children:

              184     M           i.     John William Berry THOMPSON IV "Berry" was born in Chattanooga, TN.

Berry married (1) Tammy Mary Elizabeth HORNER in Templeton Cabin - Marion County, TN. The marriage ended in divorce. Tammy was born in Dalton, Illinois.

Berry also married (2) Penny Carrol PARKS in Chattanooga, TN on the Walnut Street Bridge. Penny was born in Memphis, TN.

              185     M         ii.     Bryan Estle THOMPSON was born in Birmingham, AL.

Bryan married Kitty Lynn LANE in Gatlinburg, TN. The marriage ended in divorce.

Bill also married (2) Carolyn KING in Cohutta Lodge, Cohutta, GA.

180.          Vashti Katherine HAMBY (Elizabeth Katherine THOMPSON, W. Milo, Joseph B., William) was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

Vashti married Carlyn Monroe BROWN Jr. in Red Bank, Hamilton Co., TN.

They had the following children:

              186     F             i.     Jennifer Michelle BROWN was born in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

              187     F           ii.     Elizabeth Katherine BROWN.

              188     M        iii.     William Monroe BROWN was born in Dunedin, FL.