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1) John Pierce b. 1776 in Tennessee, son of rev. war vet. James Pearce (aka Pierce)and his wife Margaret Dungan and their relatives and ancestors
2) Robert David Early b. 1779 and his wife Elizabeth Buchanan Dryden and their ancestors and relatives
3) John Murray Smith b.1866 in Tennessee and d. 1956 North Carolina and his 1st. wife Manda Haithcock (?)b. abt 1865 and died in N.C. between 1900-1905 and their ancestors and relatives
4)Andrew Jackson Gibson b. 1822 North Carolina and his wife, Ruth Ellen Rickman 1827-1900 and their ancestors and relatives including Vernons.
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|Harry Hixon||Nicholas Davis|
Mary, I'm looking for information that would prove that Samuel Davis son of Nicholas Davis and Mary Hayes is the same Samuel Davis that is found in Greene county Indiana from 1830 to around 1860.
|Futurist 110||Robert Alexander Early (1849-1960)|
I also want to add (if I did not already make this clear enough) that it would not have been possible for Robert A. Early to have been born in 1850 considering that he was listed as being nine months old in the summer of 1850. Thus, 1849 (his claimed birth year) appears to have indeed been his actual birth year.
|Futurist 110||Robert Alexander Early (1849?-1960): Good news|
Sorry for the late reply. In regards to verifying your great-grandfather Robert Alexander Early, I have some good news for you. I finally found a likely 1850 U.S. Census match for him, which enumerated him and his family when he was a baby.
Here is a link to this census match:
The family/last name here is transcribed as "Bailey" on FamilySearch, but when one looks at the image of this census match itself (you can see it here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11602-61806-74?cc=1401638&wc=MMY6-72X:n1085028815), one can conclude that it could actually very well say "Early" instead of "Bailey" for the family/last name. Robert is listed as a nine month old baby here and the fact that his parents' listed ages here (31 for his father, David Dryden (or "D. D."), and apparently 22 for his mother, Mary (Ann)) closely match with their years of birth (1818 for Robert's father and 1828 for Robert's mother) suggests that this 1850 U.S. Census match is indeed for Robert A. Early and his family. Their location of Whitley County, Kentucky also matches the location where Robert A. Early was born and where he spent his childhood. Due to this discovery, one of the people responsible for verifying supercentenarian (people aged 110+) cases for the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) told me that the evidence to verify Robert A. Early is now sufficient and that he will eventually get verified (as age 111 years and 1 day) when the GRG is done verifying some other cases. This 1850 U.S. Census match also likely confirms that Robert A. Early was 111 years old when he died in 1960, rather than 110 years old. If I'll experience any further problems in verifying your great-grandfather (which is probably unlikely), I will make sure to let you know.
As a side note, it probably doesn't matter much at this point, but do you know if any of your family members and/or relatives have a family Bible which goes back to the 1840s and 1850s? I am simply curious about this, especially considering that Cleland Edward Early (apparently another relative of Robert A. Early) wrote a book about the The Early families of Knox and Whitley counties, Kentucky in 1988.
Also, if you don't mind me asking, do you know what Robert A. Early specifically died of? Based on the newspaper articles about him which I have read, Mr. Early appears to have been in good shape even on his 111th birthday, only to suddenly feel bad and die soon afterwards a day after his birthday.
I am extremely sorry about the recent sicknesses and illnesses in your family. I seriously hope that your family (and you, if you were also talking about yourself) will recover from these illnesses and feel much better in the future. Finally, if you do not mind me asking, how old are you right now (you do not have to answer this question if you do not want to answer it)? Based on that photo of you and your great-grandfather from 1949 (when he turned 100 years old), I'm thinking that you are currently between 70 and 75 years old (this is an educated guess on my part). For the record, I am currently 21 years old.
Anyway, have a good day. Take care.
Hi Mary ,
if you need family info my wife is a CLARK and I can provide access to our tree if you want
|Charles R. Harris ||MORE INFORMATION On The PIERCE CEMETERY|
If you are interested, Mary, and if you have access to ancestry.com, you might visit my public family tree, Charles Robbins Harris, to find the profile of WILLIAM MARTIN to see all that I have collected about my ancestor.
|Charles R. Harris ||RE: Clarification of the Trimble, TN Pierce Cemetery|
I continue to be frustrated by a disinterest in the Pierce Cemetery in District 7, Dyer Co, TN particularly by the Dyer Co historical community. On www.tn-roots.com/tndyer the wonderful volunteer work that Natalie Huntley and Betty Stephens continue to do is really rather remarkable. Betty Stephens has told me on two occasions that she plans to explore for the indicated location of the Pierce Cemetery in District 7, Dyer Co, but has yet to do so. It is located not quite a mile east of the former home of my maternal grandparents where I spent many a happy hour in my childhood. It is on the property of Hugh Fleming who is the son of my late high school classmate, Sallye Lyon Fleming Yarbro. Sallye inherited the property from her mother, Martha Mable Davis Lyon, who likely is a descendant of George Davis who accompanied my g-g-g grandfather, William Martin, and his wife, Sally Pierce, from Davidson Co, TN to make the second settlement in Dyer Co, TN in 1821-22. Could the cemetery be on the former property of George Davis who might have given desirable land on high ground to his old friend and neighbor for use as a cemetery? George Davis, Willis Chamberlain, and Jerry (Jeremiah) Pierce appear in the 1830 Dyer Co Census as close neighbors to William Martin. Just a thought that this connection could exist.
Sally Pierce is the sister of John Pierce who is buried in the Pierce Cemetery in Trimble, District 15, Dyer Co, TN.
|Futurist 110||Last Message|
Were you able to take a look at my last message to you (on your Find-A-Grave page) yet? If so, please let me know, and if not, please let me know once you indeed look at it. Thank you very much. Have a good day. Take care.
|Futurist 110||RE: Robert Alexander Early|
Sorry for the late reply. Thank you very much for confirming that the Robert A. Early listed in these censuses is your great-grandfather. We have found a large amount of documents/records for your great-grandfather and his family (you can see all of the documentation that we found here -- http://z3.invisionfree.com/The_110_Club/index.php?showtopic=7107). Unfortunately, the 1900 U.S. Census is probably too late for his birth month and birth year. Do you and/or your relatives have a family Bible or something similar in your possession? If his birth date is listed in a family Bible or something similar this might greatly help in verifying his case. Surely his date of birth must have been written somewhere in his early life. Your great-grandfather is now a pending case, http://www.grg.org/Adams/EE6.htm
"89 Mar. 24, 2013 U.S. (KY) Robert Alexander Early Oct. 8, 1849 Oct. 9, 1960 111 1 W M U.S. (KY) Anonymous/Robert Young"
I am listed as Anonymous here. Pending means that a case has at least one document which agrees with someone's claimed age, but that there is not enough proof yet to verify this person (or to verify this person with his/her claimed age). Basically, the problem with the census records is that there is the possibility that someone's age was simply rounded upward by one year (meaning if someone was nine years old they could mark him/her as ten years old). This actually happened before in some documents and census records. Basically the GRG has a "twenty year rule" about the month of birth, meaning that one should have a document/record/family Bible entry/et cetera from the first twenty years of a person's lifetime stating his/her month of birth. Unless a family Bible entry or something similar pops up, the GRG might be able to verify your great-grandfather as age 110 years and 1 day, but possibly not 111 years and 1 day. Either way, he would still get on the GRG supercentenarian lists (if everything works out), but he will get marked as an age lower than he might have actually been (just to be on the safe side). It is disappointing that Kentucky only began registering births in 1852, because I managed to find a birth certificate for Robert's brother Thomas Jesse Early (1852-1888) but not for Robert himself.
For the record, I am not the one who is determining how supercentenarian cases get verified. I simply help gather evidence for possible supercentenarian cases whenever I can. I would highly recommend that you join the 110 Club forum so that you can discuss your great-grandfather's verification.
Here is what another 110 Club member and a GRG member said about your great-grandfather's case:
"We do believe that he was 110 years old at least -- thus why he is now a pending case -- but knowing that we need to find the parents and/or R.A. Early himself as a baby in 1850 Census, it would GO a long way to know that he existed in June-Sept 1850 (that's how long an enumeration took in that census despite the official date being June 1, 1850).
If nothing ever appears at all for him in the 1850-1859 time period to also support his 1849 birth date, I don't know yet what we would do -- (that's why we haven't answered all questions posted here). Each case is evaluated on all merits based on what we have by then."
Also, I am curious--what was your great-grandfather's cause of death? Also, was he able to walk unassisted, see, and hear right up until his death?
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