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Dave "Uncle Dave" Macon
Original name: David Harrison Macon
Birth: Oct. 7, 1870
Smartt
Warren County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1952
Murfreesboro
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA

Entertainer. Also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop," he was an American old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade. His music is considered the ultimate bridge between 19th-century American folk and vaudeville music and the phonograph and radio-based music of the early 20th-century. Music historian Charles Wolfe wrote, "If people call yodelling Jimmie Rodgers 'the father of country music,' then Uncle Dave must certainly be 'the grandfather of country music'." His polished stage presence and lively personality have made him one of the most enduring figures of early country music. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Macon (1829 - 1886)
  Martha A Ramsey Macon (1838 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Matilda Richardson Macon (1877 - 1939)*
 
 Children:
  Archie J. Macon (1901 - 1978)*
  Harry Macon (1904 - 1984)*
  Samuel Glen Macon (1908 - 1961)*
  Dorris Robert Vanderbilt Macon (1910 - 1982)*
  Esten Gray Macon (1913 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emory John Macon (1863 - 1908)*
  Sam Ramsey Macon (1865 - 1905)*
  Martha Ann Macon Walling-Youree (1868 - 1960)*
  Dave Macon (1870 - 1952)
  George Manasseh Macon (1873 - 1875)*
  Robert Macon (1875 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Coleman Cemetery
Murfreesboro
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.83042, -86.29415
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 01, 2001
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- Tammy Comer Rorie
 Added: Jun. 27, 2015
Gone but never forgotten.
- Sammy Boyd, Genealogist
 Added: Jun. 20, 2015
GREAT performer and Master showman--a little goofy perhaps--no one like you around today! Looking forward to walking with you down that Old Plank Road...
- Clif DeWitt
 Added: Mar. 26, 2015
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