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John Washington Fesmire
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1855
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1938
Lexington
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA

Published in The Lexington Progress
December 9, 1938

Henderson County lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens when John Wash Fesmore died in the home of his nephew, Felix Rhodes, Friday of last week at about 11 o'clock a.m. Mr. Fesmire was a member of the M.E. Church, and his son, Rev. Willie J. Fesmire, is the popular Superintendent of this District. He had been ill for several weeks, and his death was not unexpected by the many relatives and friends in and near the home in which he died. He was a staunch Republican, and when in his prime, was an active participant in affairs of the body. Mr. Fesmire had lived, since the death of his wife, with his children and other relatives. He operated his farm and was known as one of the best farmers in the Northwest part of the county. In early life he was happily married to Miss Amanda Cunningham, and to them eleven children were born, four of whom survive.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. C.W. Rhodes of Bruceton, and Mrs. J.E. Rhodes of Lexington; two sons, the Rev. W.J. Fesmire of Baxter, ad J.S. Fesmire of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. H.D. Williams of McLemoresville and Mrs. Betty Rhodes of Lexington; three brothers, Isaac M. Fesmire and Edward L. Fesmire of Lexington and Felix W. Fesmire of Jackson.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Antioch by Rev. R.E. Blankenship with interment in the nearby cemetery with R.R. Pafford in charge.

Children:
Mary Caroline Fesmire
Ida Jane Fesmire Rhodes
James Arthur Fesmire
Chester Washington Fesmire
John Sherman Fesmire
Infant Son Fesmire
Lillian Fesmire Johnson
Esther A. Fesmire Coffman McDaniel
Rev. Willie Jesse Fesmire
Ernest Fesmire
Eula Mae Fesmire Rhodes
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Alston Fesmire (1822 - 1906)
  Louisa Jane Garner Fesmire (1830 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Amanda Malvina Cunningham Fesmire (1859 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Caroline Fesmire (1876 - 1928)*
  Ida Jane Fesmire Rhodes (1879 - 1954)*
  James Arthur Fesmire (1881 - 1909)*
  Chester Washington Fesmire (1883 - 1924)*
  John Sherman Fesmire (1885 - 1960)*
  Infant Son Fesmire (1888 - 1888)*
  Ernest Fesmire (1890 - 1891)*
  William Jesse Fesmire (1894 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Abraham Washington Fesmire (1845 - 1902)**
  Martha Ann Fesmire Williams (1851 - 1946)**
  John Washington Fesmire (1855 - 1938)
  Ellender Elizabeth Fesmire Rhodes (1864 - 1944)*
  Isaac Martin Fesmire (1865 - 1945)*
  Francis Alston Fesmire (1869 - 1900)*
  Edward Lafayette "Fate" Fesmire (1871 - 1964)*
  Felix Walter Fesmire (1873 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Antioch Cemetery
Lexington
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Mary Jo
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
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