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Jeremiah Miles "Jerry" Tew
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1852
Pike County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 13, 1943
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

there is a possibility he was named "Jeremiah" after his father who was killed in the civil war ??? ...
he and sherwood were brothers killed in the civil war, their father alexander and a sarah unk were living in coffee county alabama in 1860, after the death of alex sarah went to live with daughter betsy near albany georgia ...
his mother elizabeth f tew, brother william alexander tew, and late wife arena dearman tew are all buried in sandy creek cemetary ( very poor condition) ...
arena died about 1896, when james soloman's brother george oliver was only three years old ...
so as you see chapel hill didn't get started til around 1900 ...
jerry's brother joel and sister mary wife of a robert are intered in Isney in choctaw county ( also sandy creek is in choctaw county )
jerry has a sister amanda (mandy) and husband tom underwood are intered in a cemetary just south of the choctaw county line on al sr 17, go a short distance west behind a little store ... seems like the community name is cullemburg ... mary and amanda had a baby sister ( I believe her name was sarah jane ) with them when I first saw them in the choctaw county alabama federal census of about 1870 ...
there also was a sally crane lady living with them ...
there was a federal land grant for 80 acres located in the lower extreme part of pike county, alabama ... issued to the jeremiah tew killed in the civil war ... it was signed by president james buchannon and jeremiah ( shows their signatures) in 1858 ...
so why did jeremiah, his wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, and I believe there was a aunt (I forget who, may have been a sally crane) to leave their homestead and head for the choctaw and washington county line
the confederate rose said she noted in her diary on or about 10-25-1862 when he died on her watch ... he was from near the red creek community in alabama ... the confederate rose is buried in the magnolia cemetary in mobile, alabama ... 
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  Arena Dearman Tew (____ - 1896)
  James Soloman Tew (1877 - 1943)*
  George Oliver Tew (1893 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Chapel Hill Cemetery
Washington County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Willis Gilmore Tew
Record added: Nov 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6948090

 Added: Jan. 8, 2010

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