|Birth: ||May 26, 1843, USA|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1909|
EDWARD JULIUS TIMBERLAKE - At his home in Timberlake on Tuesday morning, at 7 o'clock, Mr. E.J. Timberlake, who has been sick for about four weeks, died from aggravated stomach trouble. Mr. Timberlake was 66 years of age at this death and is survived by his wife [Louisa H. Small Timberlake] and the following children, Mrs. John E. McCall, Mrs. N.R. Barham, Mrs. Jessie McNabb, John Richard Timberlake and Capt. E.J. Timberlake, Jr., all of whom were with him at the end except Capt. Timberlake, who could not come on account of illness in his own family at this post. Every attention was given by Mr. Timberlake by his home physician, Dr. J.H. Howard, and several specialists had been called from Jackson and Nashville during the past two weeks and the constant care and nursing of his wife and children who spared nothing to render him relief and who were devotion itself in their attention to him. In the death of Mr. Timberlake the county loses one of its best and most useful citizens. Always of a progressive spirit he identified himself with every undertaking for the uplift of the community, and he was one man who could always be found on the moral side of every question. He was a faithful and consistent member of the M.E. Church, South, and was buried surrounded by his fellow members and a large gathering of friends at Beech River on Wednesday morning. Mr. Timberlake served one term as Circuit Court Clerk and represented this county in the Legislature at one session [1875-1877]; was a licensed attorney and practiced for awhile in the courts here. In 1889 he organized the Bank of Lexington, the first bank in the county, and served as its Cashier until 1907, when he organized the Farmers Union Bank and at his death was its President and most active officer. His influence for good in the community will be felt for many years we trust, and his life and inspiration to the younger men who came in contact with him.
E. J. Timberlake, a prominent farmer of the Seventeenth District, was born in Henderson County in 1845; was one of a family of five children born to Richard and Tabitha (Trice) Timberlake. The father was of Scotch origin, born in Franklin County, N.C., in 1788, and moved to Henderson County in 1826, settling in the Tenth District, three miles north of Lexington. He was twice married and the father of eleven children. His first wife was Mary Neal; the second wife, and mother of E. J., was born in Orange County, N.C., in 1802, and departed this life in 1875. Mr. Timberlake was one of the oldest settlers and substantial men of the county, where he was generally known. At the time of his death, which occurred in 1860, he was the possessor of about 2,000 acres of valuable land. Our subject received a liberal education in the schools of his native county, attending the University of North Carolina during 1859 and 1860. He taught school several months during the war; in 1862 married Miss Louisa H. Small, who was born in Henderson County in 1844, a daughter of Alex Small. They have seven children: Eddie, wife of John E. McCall; Louanna; Edward; Richard; Charles; Jessie and Kato. Mrs. Timberlake is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. In 1863 Mr.Timberlake located on a 200-acre tract of land given him by his father, which is situated four and a half miles from Lexington; with the exception of seven years spent in town he has lived on the place since the year after his marriage. He is one of the leading Democrats of the County, he was elected circuit court clerk in 1870 and in 1874 was a member of the Thirty-ninth Legislature. He is a K. of H., belonging to Stonewall Lodge, No. 199, of Jackson; is also a member of the A. O. U. W. Mr. Timberlake is an extensive landholder, a prosperous farmer and worthy citizen.
Richard Timberlake (1788 - 1860)
Tabitha Trice Timberlake (1802 - 1875)
Louisa Small Timberlake (1844 - 1912)
Mary Adaline Timberlake McCall (1864 - 1952)*
Louanna Timberlake Barham (1867 - 1954)*
Charles Hall Timberlake (1874 - 1908)*
Kate Timberlake Clark (1880 - 1904)*
Old Beech River Cemetery
Timberlake (Henderson County)
Created by: Mary and Kent
Record added: Nov 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79940557