|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1859|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1887|
Julia America Crayton CHERRY was born 25 November, 1859, in Jackson County, Tennessee, and died 20 December, 1887, in Oak Grove, Clay County, Tennessee. She married Harrison Wayne CHERRY in Jackson County, Tennessee, on 21 April, 1873. She was the daughter of Alexander Jackson CHERRY and Elizabeth MINOR, Alexander Jackson CHERRY'S "second" wife. Alexander Jackson CHERRY was married the first time to an Elizabeth MOORE, on 10 April, 1853, in Monroe County, Kentucky. I'm not sure if she passed or if they were divorced but Alexander Jackson CHERRY married "before" 25 November, 1859, to Elizabeth MINOR, the daughter of John MINOR and Margaret JARVIS. This has been proven by a court document that names "Elizabeth MINOR CHERRY" as John MINOR'S daughter, and mother of Julia America Crayton CHERRY.
Credit to Doug MOORE: MINOR, BENNETT et al vs PHARRIS, HYRAM, et al Chancery 1869 BILL OF COMPLAINT of Bennett Minor, James B Brown & wife Nancy Brown, Argile P. Minor, Hyram Minor, Alfred Denton & wife Sarah Denton, all of Jackson Co. except Hyram Minor who resides in Illinois against Hyram Pharris and wife Louisiana Pharis, John P. Minor, Samuel Dewitt and wife America Minor [sic; should be Dewitt, per latter document - mlj], America Cherry and Scott Moore, all of Jackson Co. John Minor departed this life in Jackson County several years since. Complainants Benett Minor and James P. Brown were appointed administrators. John Minor died seized and possessed of tracts of land... purchased of Michael Kirkpatrick bounded by lands of Jerry Roberts, Malinda McGlasson, Rachel Kirkpatrick, by estimate 178 acres. Another tract bounded by land of Sarah Lee, James P. Brown, Newton ?C. McGrasson [sic; probably should be McGlasson], John P. Dodson and James Hall... 500 acres... on Cumberland River or near the said river on the north side in the Kirkpatrick bottom. Bennett Minor had purchased the shares of Alexander C. Cherry and Elizabeth Cherry the latter a daughter of the said deceased and the shares of Complainant Hyram Minor and Alfred Denton and wife Sarah Denton. Complainants are all the children of said deceased save Brown and Denton who married daughters of said deceased. Hyram Pharis married a daughter of said deceased. America Cherry is the only child of Elizabeth and Alexander Cherry, both of whom are deceased, the former [Elizabeth] being a daughter of said deceased. Defendants Minor and Cherry are minors. The former have no guardian the latter's guardian is Scott Moore. John Minor deceased did not leave a widow. s/s John P. Murray, Solr for Complainants NOTICE TO SHERIFF} Attach lands of John V. Minor to satisfy a decree... against him [Blank] Feby 1867 in favor of D. A. Rawley, surviving partner & c and others PARTITION OF LANDS: The undersigned being unconnected with the parties, partition lands of John Minor deceased among heirs... Lot 1: Hiram Pharis and wife Louisiana... bank of Cumberland River at mouth of Websters Creek... conditional line between John V Hooser [sic; John VanHooser] and William Toney... 94 acres more or less. Lot 2: Samuel DeWhitt and wife America DeWhitt... Corner of Lot 1... Perrin's line... Corner to Lot 3, 90 acres more or less. Lot 3: John Thomas Minor, ...bank of Cumberland River... corner to Lot 4... corner to James Brown... 90 acres more or less. Lot 4: James Brown & wife Nancy Brown... Lot 5: Argil Minor... in the Kirkpatrick farm. Begin Jerry Roberts corner in Malinda McGlasson's line... to Lot 6 on the bank of the river... 93 acres more or less. Lot 6: Alfred Denton and Sally his wife... to Lot 5... bank of the Cumberland River and down its meanders... McGlassons line. 40 acres more or less. Lot 7: America Cherry minor heir of A. J. and Elizabeth Cherry... begin at a Maple elm & boxelder corner to No. 6 on the river, thence west 182 poles to a stake in No. 5, thence north 20 poles to a stake corner to No. 6 small tract, thence west 28 poles to a stake in Mrs. McGlasson's line thence north with said line 14 poles to a stake in Rachel Kirkpatrick's line thence east 182 poles to a Sycamore in Rachel Kirkpatrick's corner on a branch thence down said branch to the beginning containing 42 acres more or less. The share of James Brown and his wife Nancy the share of Hiram Minor are inside of the boundaries laid of[f] for Bennett Minor and Argil Minor and we consider said lots equal in value. 29th January, 1868. s/s William Hawkins Surveyor, Ray Kirkpatrick Com[issioner], A. ?C. Hall, P. M. Tinsley, A. K. Tinsley, Thomas ?J. Rose REPORT: Cause of Bennett Minor, James B. Brown and wife Nancy Brown, Argyle Minor, Hyram Minor, Alfred Denton & wife Sarah Denton vs Hyram Pharis and wife Louisiana Pharris, Samuel Dewitt and wife America Dewitt, Scott Moore, America Cherry... the several heirs of the said John Minor deceased ... title be divested out of the estate and to said heirs INVENTORY, goods and chattels of John Murray [Note: He may have been a merchant, as it lists a quantity of bonnets, silk, muslin, gingham, chambray, herringbone, etc. Total $296.68. Also buttons, buckles, coat, combs, suspenders, cravats, hose, cotton wadding, Bonnet flowers, blank & white check bonnets. Total $43.30] INVOICE: 27 March 1856 to Messrs Minor & Pharris. Bought of Kirkman & Ellis, Nashville, Tennessee. [Some items] French Harp, pad locks, hand bells, auger bits, spring balances, Jews Harps, fish hooks, Coffee mill, rat traps, etc. Total $107.77. INVOICE: 28 March 1856 to Messrs Minor & Pharris. Bought of Strickle Ellis & Co., Nashville "Dealer of Shoes, Hats and Straw Goods". Shoes, bags, hats, boots. Total $360.29. RECEIPT: 21 Feb 1855, received of Minor & Pharris to Grambo & Co. of Philadelphia. Pencils, assorted books. $30.25 less 5% discount = $28.73
Julia married Harrison Wayne CHERRY in Jackson County, Tennessee, on 21 April, 1873. The children that I'm aware of are:
1. Bedford Cicero CHERRY, born 29 April, 1875, and died 6 April, 1956
2. Mary Ann "Joda" CHERRY, born 18 May, 1877, and died 20 May, 1954. Joda was the wife of Henry Harrison FORD.
3. Sarah Frona CHERRY, born 19 October, 1879, and died 17 October, 1963. Frona was the wife of Preston Barlow MOORE.
4. Myra Crayton CHERRY, born 30 January, 1880, and died 24 April, 1880.
5. Dora Belle CHERRY, born 10 October, 1882, and died 27 February, 1966. Dora was the wife of Shadrach William "Shade" MURRAY.
6. William Turner CHERRY, born 20 September, 1883, and died in August, 1963.
7. Harrison Benton CHERRY, born 3 August, 1886, died 6 August, 1971.
Per Walter E. Webb's book, CLAY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS, Cherry Cemetery# 2, page# 150. Canvassed 11 May, 1970
Harrison Wayne Cherry (1851 - 1940)*
Harrison Benton Cherry (1877 - 1971)*
Mary Ann Cherry Ford (1877 - 1954)*
Myra Crayton Cherry (1880 - 1880)*
Dora Belle Cherry Murray (1882 - 1966)*
Cherry Family Cemetery #02
Created by: Sam Lawson
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91905027