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Joanna "Annie" Nelson Compton
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1880
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1941
McLennan County
Texas, USA

...Joanna Annie Nelson was the first born daughter to the union of BenjaminFranklin and Carolina Lousanna/Callie Kelley Nelson in Giles County Tennessee. Her siblings were...

Jay Van Asbury Nelson, 1875-1919
James Franklin/Frank Nelson 1878-1919
Jeff M Nelson 1880-
Lillie Adelle Nelson Francis 1883-1968
LucyEtta/Evelyn Nelson Cluff 1886-1954
Thomas Edgar/Tom Nelson 1887-1936
Liew E Nelson 1891-
Ollie Lee/Maieola Nelson Toungette 1896-1979
Carrie Mae Nelson Crumley 1900-1991
Florence Nelson Rose 1901-1999
....Annie first married William Newton Cownover in Lawrence, Tennessee in August, 1997 the year she was 16 years old....William Newton Cownover was a preacher of the Gospelof Christ. Not long after their marriage they made their way to Texas accompanied by her brothers and their families....Tom Nelson and JayVan Nelson....and were found living on the June 1900 Census on the NorthRange, East Wynewood State of the Chickasaw Indian Nation near Paul's Valley, Oklahoma.
Annie and William were the parents of the following children....
ErnestMalcolm/Mack Cownover 1899-1969
EarlBascomCownover 1902-1966
WilliamDoile Cownover 1904-1919
Zelma Cownover Chaney 1907-2003
EllieB Cownover 1911-
...Annie's husband WilliamNewton passed away in 1911 and in September, 1920 when she was 39 years old she married Robert Tyson Copton...
....Joanna Annie Nelson Cownover Compton was my paternal greatgreat Aunt
...Annie was originally buried beside her Cownover husband and son Doile in Salado Cemetery, Bell, Texas....

...Joanna, her teen son Doile who was killed in a train boxcar accident early in life, and her first husband William Newton Cownover were reinterred and reburied in the Resthaven Cemetery....Joanna is buried with her first husband, WilliamNewton.....she was married to RobertTysonCompton at the time of her death....RobertTysonCompton is buried beside his first wife in LittleFlockCemetery, BellCounty, Texas

Joanna Nelson was the younger sister of my paternal grgrandfather, Javan AsburyNelson, also of GilesCoTN and BellCoTX. I am Paula Norris Pierce of Houston, Texas....

Picture is owned by Earl B. Cownover, Jr. 
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin Nelson (1850 - 1934)
  Carolina Lousanna Kelley Nelson (1852 - 1942)
  William Newton Cownover (1856 - 1911)
  Robert T. Compton (1874 - 1954)
  Earnest Malcolm Cownover (1899 - 1969)*
  William DOILE Cownover (1904 - 1919)*
  Zelma Cownover Chaney (1907 - 2003)*
  JayVan Asbury Nelson (1875 - 1919)*
  James Franklin Nelson (1879 - 1919)*
  Jeffrey Monroe Nelson (1880 - 1936)*
  Joanna Nelson Compton (1880 - 1941)
  Evelyn Nelson Cluff (1895 - 1954)*
  Maieola Lee Nelson Toungette (1898 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Resthaven Cemetery
Bell County
Texas, USA
Plot: NewSection Left B6-6
Created by: Paula Norris Pierce
Record added: May 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52300233
Joanna Annie <i>Nelson</i> Compton
Added by: Paula Norris Pierce
Joanna Annie <i>Nelson</i> Compton
Added by: M L Duke
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- SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 Added: May. 14, 2010 glad I found in peace dear Joanna...
- Paula Norris Pierce
 Added: May. 12, 2010

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